Errata for ‘Hitler’s Forgotten Flotillas’
On Page 188 I identified an aircraft shot down by Sperrbrecher 192 near Serbia’s Ram Fortress during the German retreat along the Danube as a Soviet one. It was actually Beaufighter MM383 of No.255 Squadron, RAF, shot down by fire from vessels Uta and Bechelaren. Originally misidentified by the Germans as a Wellington bomber, both Beaufighter crew members – 127208 James Summers, Pilot, and 140887 Cecil John Sanders, Navigator/Radar Operator – were killed.
The research of this fascinating story was carried out by the 255 Squadron Association who have detailed it on their website here: http://www.255.org.uk/MM838-background.html