Malta's Beaufighter night fighters

By night as by day, the Axis air threat to Malta was considerable. After the sterling efforts of a Hurricane flight, the arrival of an RAF Beaufighter detachment provided a much more suitable capability when it came to tackling nocturnal raiders

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Beaufighter IF V8219 was one of No 89 Squadron’s more successful aircraft, being flown by Plt Off Neville Reeves to destroy a Ju 88 on 30 June 1942 and an SM84 on 15 July. While flying it on 11 October, Fg Off Mervyn Shippard claimed two He 111s.
VIA DAVID NICHOLAS

 

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