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Narrative:On the morning of 7 July 1943 four aircraft of 4 Squadron, RAF, took off for a dawn raid on Ackmaar airfield in Holland. Unfortunately the airfield was approached incorrectly, alerting the defences, and so the leader, Flt Lt Stephenson, called off the attack and ordered a return to base, despite the sighting of several FW.190s sat out in the open, a tempting target.
North American P-51 Mustang I
|Operator:||4 Sqn RAF|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Den Helder -
|Departure airport:||RAF Bottisham|
After reaching the sea, he tried to contact Fg Offs Scrivener and Macmillan, who had been in the second section, but gained no reply. The pair never returned and it was presumed that they had returned to Ackmaar to attempt to destroy the FW.190s and had been caught by the airfield defences, which by now were ready and waiting for them.
||Dr. John Smith
||Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]|
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