No. 486 Squadron Hawker Tempests, 1945..

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  1. Lucky13

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    Here you go Erich..

    On January 1st 1945, 5 enemy aircraft were claimed by No. 486 Squadron...

    2 Fw 190's by F/O A. E. Umbers in EJ577 at Helmond..
    1 Fw 190 by F/O W. A. L. Trott in EJ606 at Venlo..
    1 Fw 190 by P/O J. G. Hooper in EJ750 at Venlo..
    1 Fw 190 by P/O C. J. Sheddon in EJ748/SA-I at Venlo..

    Next claimes were on the 14th of the same month...

    1 Bf 109 by F/O C. J. MacDonald in EJ755/SA-A, 3 miles north of Münster..
    1 Bf 109 by W/O J. E. Wood in EJ748/SA-I, east of Münster..

    Then there were 3 more claimes on the 23rd again...

    1 Bf 109 by S/L A. E. Umbers in NV715 at Rheine...
    1 Bf 109 by F/O J. H. Stafford in EJ706 at Rheine...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O R. J. Danzey in NV715 in the Minden area...
     
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    Next, they claimed 5 in February...

    On the 2nd..

    1 Dornier Do 217 by F/O R. D. Bremner in NV719/SA-E, south of Paderborn...

    Two more on the 22nd..

    1 Bf 109 by F/L J. H. Stafford in NV791/SA-L, south of Münster..
    1 Bf 109 by F/O A. R. Evans in EJ714/SA-W, south of Münster..

    ...and then, two more on the 24th..

    1 Bf 109 by S/L K. G. Taylor-Cannon in NV706/SA-F, north east of Bramsche..
    1 Bf 109 by F/L N. J. Powell in NV763/SA-U, north east of Bramsche..
     
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    486 made 59 claims, shot down and 5 damaged/probable.
     
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    In January to May -45, or...?

    The next claims were in April...

    On the 6th..

    2 Ju 87 by F/O C. J. Sheddan in EJ711/SA-Q, Stolzenau...

    Then again, a claim on the 10th..

    1 Fw 190 by F/L W. E. Shrader in SN129/SA-M, Nienburg...

    One more on the 12th..

    1 Fw 190 by J. H. Stafford in SN129/SA-M, east of Ludwigslust...

    Another one on the 14th...

    1 Fw 190 by F/O Sheddan in SN129/SA-M, north of Ludwigslust...

    There were 8 claims on the 15th...

    1 Fw 190 by F/L A. I. Ross in SN176/SA-N, south east of Uelzen...
    2 Fw 190 by F/L W. E. Shrader in NV969/SA-A, south east of Uelzen...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O A. R. Evans in NV988/SA-Y, Uelzen...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O B. J. O'Connor in SN129/SA-M, Uelzen...
    1 Fw 190 by W/O R. J. Atkinson in EJ739/SA-?, Uelzen...
    1 Fw 190 by W/O G. Maddaford in EJ888/SA-?, south east of Uelzen...
    1 Fw 190 by F/S R. A. Melles in NV753/SA-J, Uelzen...
     
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    Tempest, and Typhoon, claims can be found in The Typhoon and Tempest Story by Thomas/Shores ISBN 0-85368-878-8
     
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    That's the book I'm using here mate.... :lol:

    Waiting for the Typhoon and Tempest book by Mason....
     
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    April 14th action may be the shooting down of Sattlers Ta 152H. also the 486th may have well have battled with victories over more JG 301 Fw's - April 15th or earlier ? still looking for confirmed action dates.
     
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    Still more to go Erich...
    I'll put up the losses of No. 486 as well, if you want..
     
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    sure /// the report I have is quite old but for some reason I./JG 301 A-9's are mentioned by the 486th sqdn., but no month/day listed...
     
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    Right...
    Just finish with all the claims and move on to the losses after then..
     
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    Right.....to continue with claims of No. 486 Squadron..

    There were three more claims on the 16th April..

    1 Fw 190 by F/L C. J. Sheddan in SN129/SA-M, Neustadt..
    1 Fw 190 by F/L W. E. Shrader in NV969/SA-A, Ludwigslust..
    1 Fw 190 by F/O J. W. Reid in EJ651/SA-?, Ludwigslust..

    Two more claims on the 21st...

    1 Bf 109 by W. E. Shrader in NV969/SA-A, 2 miles west of Schwerin...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O A. R. Evans in SN136/SA-?, north east of Wismar...

    One claim on the 25th...

    1 Me 262 by F/O K. A. Smith in EJ711/SA-Q, Lübeck airfield...

    One claim again on the 28th...

    1 Ju 52 by F/L J. W. Reid in EJ697/SA-?, west of Plon...

    Seems like No. 486 Squadron had a field day on the 29th of April, with 11 claims...

    3 Bf 109 and a Fw 190 by W. E. Shrader in NV969/SA-A, Lauenburg area...*
    1 Fw 190 by J. W. Reid in EJ659/SA-?, south of Ratzenburg...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O Eagleson in SN176/SA-N, Lauenburg area...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O MacDonald in SN176/SA-N, south of Ratzenburg...
    1 Fw 190 by W/O J. R. Duncan in JN802/SA-Y, south of Ratzenburg...
    1 Fw 190 and a Bf 109 (probable) by A. R. Evans in SN136/SA-?, the '190 over Lauenburg and the Bf 109 south of Bergedorf...
    1 Fw 190 by F/O C. S. Kennedy in JN802/SA-Y, Lauenburg area...

    To these, this was added:

    Includes seven Fw 190's of 12/SG 151; Lt Ernst Orzegowski baled out, Fw Erhard baled out, Ogfr Fricke KIA, all in the Lauenburg area. Possibly also includes at least Fw 190D's of I. and II./JG 26 - possibly the combat south of Ratzenburg.

    A single claim on the 1st of May...

    1 Bf 109 by S/L W. E. Shrader in SN136/SA-?, Bad Segeberg...

    Five more claims on the 2nd...

    1 e/a (described as a four engined flying boat) by S/L C. J. Sheddan in SN129/SA-M, Heiligenhafen...
    1 Fw 44 and 1 Fi 156 by F/O Eagleson in SN176/SA-N, south east of Schwerin...
    1 Fw 190 and 1 Fi 156 by P/O W. J. Shaw in NV753/SA-J, south of Neumünster...**

    ....and the last claims of the war for No. 486 Squadron, on the 3rd of May...

    1 Ju 88 by F/L C. J. MacDonald in SN176/SA-N, north east of Tegel...
    1 Ju 88 by W. O. J. R. Duncan in JN802/SA-Y, north east of Tegel...

    *1 Bf 109 shared with W/O N. D. Howard in EJ659/SA-?...
    **Shared with W/O N. D. Howard in EJ739/SA-?...

    Well, on to the losses of No. 486 Squadron next...
     
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    From Paul Sortehaug's The Wild Winds - a definitive source on 486(NZ) Sqn.

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    From the same book, the combat accounts of February 22 1945:

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    486 Sqn's Tempests and losses JN serials:

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    486 Sqn's Tempests and losses EJ serials:

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    EJ - NV - SN serials:

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    Sad we'll never see one in the air again. What an exhaust note those Sabre engines put out!
     
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    it's when you read a list like that your realise the enemy is only part of the dangers of flying high performance aircraft!
     
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    Great stuff Aozora, excellent! :thumbright:
     
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