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R.A.F. No. 109 Squadron, Did You Know ???

Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:42 pm
by georgetanksherman
Just thought I would share this in someone was unaware jamming started back in WW II

Wellington, Z8907, November 24, 1941

Aircraft took off from an unknown base on a mission to disrupt enemy communications between enemy tanks on the battlefield in the desert. Aircraft while flying over the target area jamming communications was attacked and shot down by an Italian Macchis C.200s fighters, aircraft crashed Halfaya Pass, near Sidi Omar, Egypt killing all onboard the aircraft

Crew:
Pilot: P/O O.B. Hughes, J/4790, RCAF, Niagara Falls, New York, U.S.A.
Pilot: Flt Sgt H.I. Wolf, R/54207, RCAF, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Obs: D.J.W. Cruickshank, 87357, RAFVR, Aberdeen, Scotland
Wop/Gnr: Sgt D. Cross, 918084, RAFVR, Knowle, Bristol, England
Wop/Gnr: Sgt A Dean, 1051114, RAFVR, Higher Brunshaw, Lancashire, England
Gnr: Sgt E.A. Lowther, R/52049, RCAF, Walkerville, Ontario, Canada

R.C.O.: Lt Col R.P.G. Denman, 15482, Royal Corps of Signals, Chelsea, London, England
(Radio Countermeasures Operation)

NOTE: Captured German Prisoners had stated that their loss of communication had caused a breakdown in tank communications because of the jamming and caused a disruption during the battle.

Re: R.A.F. No. 109 Squadron, Did You Know ???

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:49 am
by Temujin
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