A Case of Mistaken identity in War

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Jerome, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Jerome

    Jerome Member

    I recently came across this newspaper article and thought it worth sharing

  2. Heidi

    Heidi New Member

    This is good stuff Jeome,it's not even a google search!A real newspaper clipping.
    My imagination is going wild,this is very interesting to me.
    I still can't get over when the Messchmitt protected the British Tanker,it amazes me.
    Hope you can find more.
  3. Kyt

    Kyt Άρης

    I need to double check but the Baltimores would probably have been either from 55 or 223 Squadron. Would be interesting to get hold of the ORBS for the two squadrons to see what they say.

    EDIT: OK - i need my eyes checking - why I thought I read Baltimores when it says Marylands I don't know
  4. Ferhilt

    Ferhilt New Member

    That is neat. Guess that's why they invented IFF
  5. Golden Wattle

    Golden Wattle New Member

    Hi Jerome,
    Fantasic Tale.
    I bet the skipper had a nervous breakdown.

  6. Antipodean Andy

    Antipodean Andy New Member

    A very lucky tanker.

    A Messerschmitt with a four hour loitering time? Can't have been a '109 then unless it had a long-range tank but even then I reckon it'd be pushing it plus the tank probably would have been dropped when the Blenheims arrived. 110 surely.

    Having said that, everyone seems to have misidentified everyone else int his incident so who knows if it was a Messerschmitt! LOL.
  7. muscogeemike

    muscogeemike Member

    great article but, of course, if it was a "'109" it wasn't technically a Messerschmidt

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