13/vi/44 – FDT Patrol and Success for S/Ldr Bunting

13th June 14:20
DH Mosquito XIII MM558 ME-E (A/I Mk.VIII)
Pilot: F/O Scott
Navigator (R): Self
NFT, CINE-GUN & A/I PRACTICE
Cine on Stirling, Dakota & Anson
0:55

22:50
PATROL – Fighter Direction Tender 216
Much activity on land & one short sharp raid. Patrolling over Seine estuary & Le havre area. One bogey right at the end of the patrol – a mosquito going North very fast
3:00


On this night, 488(NZ) Squadron scored its first success in the invasion Area after S/Ldr Bunting and his Nav/Rad F/Lt Reed intercepted and destroyed a Ju88 in the near Caen. Upon landing back at Zeals at 03:55, it was discovered that in addition to the superficial damage caused to Bunting’s aircraft from pieces of wreckage, an un-spent bullet from the Ju88 was lodged in the Starboard wing.

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