last kill of the eto german and allies

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  1. mike siggins

    mike siggins Member

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    does any one know the last kill from both sides and ther planes location etc
     
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    Good question, looking forward to the answer.
     
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    In the PTO - it may be this ;
    August 15, 1945.

    3 Seafires of Fleet Air Arm 887 Sqn and 4 Seafires of 894 Sqn from the carrier Indefatigable engaged 12 Zeros of 302nd Kokutai (Naval Air Group) over Tokyo Bay, while escorting 6 Avengers of 820 Sqn and 4 Fireflies of 1772 Sqn.

    FAA losses after the engagement were one Avenger and one Seafire (Sub Lt Hockley as mentioned in a previous post).

    The Allied claims were 4 Zeros.

    Although a confused action, it is very possible that Sub Lt Gerry Murphy, who destroyed 2 Zeros (confirmed) had actually fired the last shots of the final dogfight of WW2.

    However, there were incidents between the Japanese and Russians which may have been later and maybe hard to confirm?
     
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    Also found this ;
    21.The MISS ME was an unarmed Piper Cub. While spotting for the US artillery her pilot saw a similar German plane doing the same thing. He dove on the German plane and he and his co-pilot fired their pistols damaging the German plane enough that it had to make a forced landing. Whereupon they landed and took the Germans prisoner. I don't know where they put them since the MISS ME only had 2 seats.
    Mark Anderson wrote: "In regards to the duel of two spotter aircraft doing battle during the last days of WW2, Cornelius Ryan wrote of the incident in his book Last Battle. While enroute to scout the area around Berlin Lts. Duane Francies and William Martin, in the last "dogfight" between Americans and Germans in WW2, took on a Fieseler "Storch" under pistolfire from their L-4 Cub, forced the Storch to crash land and its two occupants to be captured by an American troop convoy which had watched the action from below. The above account was also verified to me by correspondence from Mr. Martin in 2003."
     
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