Fleet Air Arm Corsairs

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    Are there any documented encounters of FAA Corsairs against 109s or 190s?
     
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    As far as I know....no. They were used in operations in the North Sea, no credits, no losses in air combat
     
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    Did they take part in the raids on Tirpitz?
     
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    Yessir. Corairs were flown by FAA sqns against the Tirpitz in 1944. On Op TUNGSTEN on 3 April 44 1834 & 1836 NAS flew from HMS Victorious. HMS Formidable operated 1841 NAS on Op MASCOT (17 Jul 1944), joined by 1842 NAS for Op GOODWOOD on 22-29 Aug. Caption says "Operation Goodwood"

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    By Davies, F A (Lt), Royal Navy official photographer
     
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    Nice photo. Flying off a Carrier in the North Sea must have taken nerves of steel.
     
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