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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary
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From Han-Joachim Marseille's Record: Kills 59 – 60 16 May 1942 18.05. 18.15 Two P-40s, east of Ain el Gazala and east of Fort Acroma. Following the first action, Flight Sergeant Teade of No. 3 Squadron RAAF crash-landed his burning Mk I Kittyhawk, AL120, west of El Adem and returned to his unit uninjured. The second combat involved four Mk I Kittyhawks of No. 450 Squadron RAAF. Pilot Officer Parker bailed out uninjured. Pilot Officer F E Parker: injured; Kittyhawk AK697, 450 Squadron, enemy action, pilot baled from aircraft near Acroma, Libya, 16 May 1942 His pilotless fighter crashed into the Kittyhawk of Sergeant A. J. Metherall AK604. Both Kittyhawks were lost in the crash and Metherall was killed in action. Marseille only observed Parker bailing out and therefore claimed only two victories.