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Black Friday by Mark Postlethwaite

Depicted here is Bristol Beaufighter T.F. Mk.X (NE1810), of No.144 Sqd, Dallachy Strike Wing, piloted by Flt Sgt S.A.Butler with Flt Sgt C.B.Nicoll as navigator, being engaged by an FW 190 of JG.5. It was one of thirty-two Beaufighters, escorted by tne Mustangs of No.45 Sqd, based at Peterhead that attacked enemy warships including a destroyer, minesweepers and several flakships in Fordefjord, 9 February 1945. The Beaufighter was damaged but the men were not injured and managed to land safely at Dallachy

Black Friday by Mark Postlethwaite
Bigbird, Aug 29, 2007
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