Four German planes shot down in a single flight...

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  1. Maestro

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    Greetings ladies and gentlemen.

    On May 4, 1944 at 8:00 PM, a Mosquito Mk. XIII (coded "MM446") shot down a bunch of German planes over Longvic airfield. The British pilot was Wing Commander Geoffrey Horace Goodman (DFC, DSO) and his navigator was Flight Officer WFE Thomas.

    - 1 of them crashed on Ouges, between the Dams number 61 and 62 of the Canal de Bourgogne.
    - 1 of them crashed on Ouges, near Vernois farm.
    - 1 of them crashed on the airfield.
    - 2 more crashed outside of the town.

    For some reasons, WC Goodman only claimed four enemy planes.

    Goodman only fired 523 bullets to take down those Heinkel 111.

    Source : http://www.histavia21.net/HISTAV2/Cra1944.htm
     
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    I don't speak French... but I'll take your word for it. :)

    That is impressive. Wow.
     
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    Well, I definately take your word for it Maestro, as 3 fighters shot down on one mission by a Mosquito was becoming rather normal, although extremely good, toward the end of the War.....

    This aircraft seems quite underated by today's young folk, considering the aircraft's War record; it's either 'fighters bombers'; - but 6-7000 of these aircraft made an impressive contribution towards the Allied victory in the ETO particuarly.....
     
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    Richard Audet of 411 Sqn got 5 single engine fighters in a Spitfire IXE on December 29th, 1944. 3 FW 190s of JG54 and a 109 each from JG 6 and JG 27. It was his 52nd operational sortie, but the first time he had met enemy fighters.

    He then went on to post 5 more kills as well as 1 more shared and 1 on the ground, all in January 1945, before flak killed him on a straffing mission in early March.
     
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    Aussie ace Clive Caldwell, while flying a Tomahawk in North Africa, shot down 5 Stuka's and damaged a C.200 in one mission on the 5th of December 1941.
     
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    ive heard of (im not sure, probably "bully" Lang) who claimed 18 kills in one day
     
  7. Twitch

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    On September 1, 1942 Hans-Joachim Marseille tallied 17 enemy aircraft in 3 sorties in his Bf 109F. And he scored them in rapid order compressing several kills into a few short minutes.
     
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    Info on Bully Lang...

    "On October 21, 1943, he achieved 12 victories (Nos. 62-73) in one day; in December 1943 within three weeks 72 victories, reportedly 18 on one day! As commander of II./JG 26 he carried on his successes on the Invasion front, shooting down 25 Allied aircraft in a matter of weeks. On July 9, 1944, "Bully" shot down three Spitfires in five minutes; on August 15, two P-47s in one minute; on August 25, two P-38s in three minutes; and on August 26, finally three Spitfires, his victories Nos. 171-173."

    http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/Lang.htm
     
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    That is good going, he would of have to have been quite a pilot to achieve that.
     
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    I know Marseille's victories have been confirmed by British losses posted for that day....
     
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    Wow, pretty amazing!
     
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    I image if you achieve complete suprise and have excellent aim you could probably take out 3 or 4 aircraft in rapid succession before they realised what was happening, especially in a cannon armed aircraft. You would have to have impecable timing though.
     
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    Escort CAP on the 9th October near the Rodas island, during which Lt.Col. W.L. Leverette killed 7 Ju-87 dive bombers, another of his pilots killing another 5 aircraft.

    http://home.att.net/~ww2aviation/P-38.html

    By the way, having the quality of the oposition in mind I think that the Audet record is the most impressive. The giro gunsight worked very well for him.
     
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    Something I've had for quite some time...

    Most Kills in One Mission
    Rudorffer, Erich 13 kills 11/1943 II/JG 54 USSR


    Germany
    Most Kills in One Day

    Lang, Emil 18 kills 11/1943 5/JG 54 USSR
    Marseille, Hans-Joachim 17 kills 09/1942 3/JG 27 Africa
    Lambert, August 17 kills 05/1944 II/SG 2 USSR
    Straßl, Hubert 15 kills 07/1943 8/JG 51 USSR
    Rudorffer, Erich 14 kills 11/1943 II/JG 54 USSR
    Lambert, August 14 kills 05/1944 II/SG 2 USSR
    Schall, Franz 13 kills 08/1944 3/JG 52 USSR
    Lang, Emil 12 kills 10/1943 5/JG 54 USSR
    Wiese, Johannes 12 kills 07/1943 I./JG 52 USSR
    Schuck, Walter 12 kills 06/1944 7./JG 5 USSR
    Lambert, August 12 kills 04/1944 II./SG 2 USSR
    Rudorffer, Erich 11 kills 10/1944 II./JG 54 USSR
    Wolfrum, Walter 11 kills 05/1944 5./JG 52 USSR
    Schall, Franz 11 kills 08/1944 3./JG 52 USSR
    Dickfeld, Adolf 11 kills 05/1942 7./JG 52 USSR
    Hartmann, Erich 11 kills 08/1944 III./JG 52 USSR
    Krupinski, Walter 11 kills 07/1943 7./JG 52 USSR


    USA
    Most Kills in One Day
    NAME VICTORIES DATE UNITS

    Leverette, William L. 7 1943-10-09 37 FS ( MTO)
    McCampbell, Dave 7 1944-06-19 VF-15 ( USN)
    McCampbell, Dave 7 1944-10-24 VF-15 ( USN)
    Shomo, William A. 7 1945-01-11 82 TRS ( 5AF)
    Sweet, James E. 7 1943-04-07 VMF-221 (USMC)
    Vejtasa, Stanley W. 7 1942-10-26 VF-10 ( USN)
    Christensen, Fred J. 6 1944-07-07 62 FS ( 8AF)
    Dorroh, Jefferson D. 6 1945-04-22 VMF-323 (USMC)
    Funk, Harold H. 6 1944-10-24 VF-26 ( USN)
    Green, Herschel H. 6 1944-01-30 317 FS (15AF)
    Kearby, Neel Earnest 6 1943-10-11 348 FG ( 5AF)
    Preddy, George E. 6 1944-08-06 487 FS ( 8AF)
    Shubin, Murray J. 6 1943-06-16 339 FS (13AF)
    Vraciu, Alex 6 1944-06-19 VF-27 ( USN)
    Wainwright, John H., Jr. 6 1944-09-28 508 FS ( 9AF)
    Webb, Wilbur W. 6 1944-06-19 VFN-76 ( USN)
    Whisner, William T., Jr. 6 1944-11-21 487 FS ( 8AF)


    Britian and Commonwealth
    Most Kills in One Day
    NAME VICTORIES DATE UNIT

    Cooke, Nicholas Gresham 10 1940-05-29 294 British
    Dyson, Charles Harold 7 1940-12-11 33 British
    Pattle, Marmaduke Thomas St John 7 1941-04-19 33 SA
    Clisby, leslie Redford 6 1940-05-12 1 Aust
    Lewis, Albert Gerald 6 1940-09-27 249 SA
    Young, Michael Hugh 6 1940-05-29 264 British


    JAPAN
    Most Kills in One Day
    NAME VICTORIES DATE AIRFORCE

    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 15 1943-08-04 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 14 1943-07-18 JNAF
    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 11 1943-07-25 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 9 1943-08-06 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 9 1943-08-15 JNAF
    Yamamoto, Akiro 9 1942-06-04 JNAF
    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 8 1943-07-15 JNAF
    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 7 1943-07-31 JNAF
    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 7 1943-08-21 JNAF
    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 6 1942-03-14 JNAF
    Nishizawa, Hirojoshi 6 1942-08-07 JNAF
    Sakai, Saburo 6 1942-05-25 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 6 1943-02-14 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 6 1943-03-28 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 6 1943-07-07 JNAF
    Sugita, Sho-ichi 6 1943-08-12 JNAF


    SOVIET UNION
    Most Kills in One Day
    NAME VICTORIES DATE UNITS

    Didenko, Gavril Vlasovič 13 1943-07-02 907 IAP ? 0+9
    Bastrikov, Aleksandr Michailovič 11 1943-05-08 15 IAP 1.
    Gorovec, Aleksandr Konstantinovič 8 1943-07-06 166 IAP ? 9
    Kuzmin, Nikolaj Georgijevič 8 1945-03-16 212 GIAP
    Petrušev, V. S. 8 1945-03-16 212 GIAP
    Zajcev, I. P. 8 1945-03-16 212 GIAP
    Kuzněcov, Michail Vasiljevič 7 1945-02-23 106 IAP
    Čvatov, Dmitrij Aleksejevič 6 1941-06-22 67 IAP
    Pichota, Andrej Jefimovič 6 1941-07-09 221 DBAP
    Skljarov, Ivan Grigorjevič 6 1944-01-14 193 IAP
    Sučkov, A. N. 6 1942-07-13 95
    Volodin, K. 6 1942-07-13 95
    Gluškov, Nikolaj Lvovič 6 1944-02-09 148 GIAP ON
    Trofimov, Jevgenij Fjodorovič 6 1944-02-09 148 GIAP ON
     
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    Great info Dan!

    I thought McCampbell got 9 in a day?
     
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    I think ur right... I checked 2 links of my own and cracked open a book and sure enough, 9 kills... Ill have to correct my list... Thanks Joe...
     
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    No prob, bro!!! ;)
     
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    Good stuff Les!
     
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