But in November 1942, the Defiant stopped flying night-fighter
He was the navigator of Stirling R9263, which was intercepted by a German night-fighter
over the village of Akkerwoude.
aces were, of course, our heroes.
It emerged he had uncovered a rare archive of records containing documents relating to German night-fighter
and searchlight operations in the Hanover area.
The historical fiction format allows for some eccentricities of spelling and fact, but numerous other errors should have been caught; the Luftwaffe night-fighter
general's name certainly was Josef, not Jose Kammhuber.
The Meteor night-fighter
is powered by two Rolls-Royce Derwent engines, the Vampire is made almost entirely of wood and the T5 is fast but thirsty.
Elizabeth Halls is the daughter of Bright night-fighter
pilot Bryan Wild who landed several times at RAF Penrhos in 1941.
In July 1941 night-fighter
pilot Bryan Wild was coming in to land at RAF Valley on Anglesey at 110mph when his Defiant collided with a stray cook wagon.
One of the trainee navigators was Flight Lieutenant John Quinton DFC, a former wartime night-fighter
navigator who had been accepted back in the service on a short-term commission.
But after successfully dropping its bombs, the plane was turning for home at 20,000ft when a Luftwaffe night-fighter
screamed in and set one of the wing-mounted engines ablaze.
THE family of a Second World War flier who was the Royal Air Force's most successful night-fighter
pilot have decided to sell his medals and logbook to pay his care home bills.
Heaton painstakingly studied and conducted face-to-face interviews with many of the air war leaders and noble night-fighter
pilots such as Wolfgang Falck, Hajo Herrmann, and Hans-Joachim Jabs.