Mediterranean nightfighters?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Fellow forum travellers..... Talking about best nightfighters around here, maybe I could squeeze in a question? What was the nightfighter scene like around the Mediterranean? Which units were stationed there and which machines were used? Was it much activity?
     
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    yes it was busy and brickhistory when he sees this will be able to add his two cents.

    I have info on the US units but as to British and Auusie units, well we will have to have other guys from those areas fill in.

    US NFS : 415th with Beaufighters and in 45 the P-61
    416th with Beaufighters and later marks of the Mosquito
    417th with Beaufighters and in 45 the P-61

    sadly much has been written of the ETO and the Pacific but almost 0 on the Med
     
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    RAF 23 squadron- Mosquito. At the end of the 1942, the squadron moved to Malta in support of allied operations in the Mediterranean before returning to the UK in 1944.
     
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    comiso90 :

    look who authored the book ?

    our very own brickhistory that's who !! the book is on my purchase listing this year .....
     
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    ahh very cool...

    I'd like to read it too.
     
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    Several RAF NFS. Will look up specifics when able.

    USAAF -

    414 NFS Beaufighter, then P-61 late in 1944 in Italy
    415 NFS ditto
    416 NFS, Beau, Mosquito, P-61
    417 NFS Beau until P-61 in late March 1945

    Most Med night fighting had disappeared by early 1944, moving to the northern rim of the Sea and into northern Italy, southern Germany, Austria, the Balkans, etc.


    Thanks for the book plug; I'd be interested for comments/reviews if/when anyone reads it.
     
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    Do I get my beer now?

    :D
     
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    All I can add is 89 sqn RAF equipped with Beaufighters.
     
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    Moose Fumerton Canada's highest scoring night fighter scored alot of his kills in a beaufighter in Med theatre, not sure which squadron though
     
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    They left out the Turks and the Domincan Republic who also flew Beaus.
     
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    I hope I can be excused the self-congratulations:


    I have received good reviews, so far, from:

    Aeroplane Magazine
    FlyPast Magazine
    and just this week, Aviation History Magazine.

    If you've read it, I'd value your feedback.
     
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    Anyone read "Beaufighters in the Night" yet?

    I'd be interested in opinions and thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Brick
     
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