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From: R.A.F. Staton, Castle Camps.
To: H.Q. F. C. (2) H. Q. No. 11 Group (2) S.I.O. North Weald (1) S.I.O. Hunadon (1) 29 Sqdn. (1)
29 Sqdn. (1) 151 Sqdn. (1) S.I.O. Manston (1) 406 Sqdn. (1) 100 Group (1) S.I.O. Swannington (1)
Castle Camps (4)

307 (P) Squadron FINAL NIGHT INTRUDER REPORT 28th’ FEBRUARY/1st’ MARCH. 1945

HIGH LEVEL PATROL 53° 40’ N. 09°06’ E. (BEACON QUELLE).
1 Mosquito XXX/A.I.X. (S/L. Ostaszewski (P) P/O Bachleda (N/R)) airborne Castle Camps 2040 hrs. and after ten minutes decided to return to base owing technical trouble. Landed base 2102 hrs.

FLOWER TO TWENTE/NORDHORN.
1 Mosquito XXX/A.I.X.(F/L. Kobierski (P) W/O. Smith (N/R)) airborne Castle Camps 2027 hrs. Crossed out at 2040 hrs. Adleburgh 8,000 ft. and crossed the enemy coast 2107 hrs. Egmond 8, 000 ft. On Patrol at 2132 hrs and patrolled 1500/3, 000 ft. At 2201 hrs saw an aircraft coned by s/l’s and fired on by light flak in the Rheine area. At 2206 hrs. fighter experienced a few bursts of light flak and at 2216 hrs. experienced light flak and s/l’s in the Rheine area. No aerodrome lighting seen. 2235 hrs. left patrol and crossed out ad 23 hrs. Egmond. Crossed in at 2335 hrs. Aldeburgh 8,000 ft. landed base 2352 hrs.
Weather: - 10/10 stratus cloud, tops 6500 ft. base 4500 ft Slight ground haze. Viz. good.

HIGH LEVEL PATROL 53° 40’ N. 09°06’ E. (BEACON QUELLE).
1 Mosquito XXX/A.I.X. (W/O Steinke (P) F/O Trzaskowski (N/R)) airborne Castle Camps 2004 Crossed out 2018 hrs. Aldeburgh 10,000 ft. In at 2046 hrs. Egmond 10,000 ft. On patrol 2129 hrs and patrolled at
12/15,000 ft. uneventfully until12210 hr. Crossed out 2246 hrs. Egmond 12,000 ft. In at 2301 hrs. Aldeburgh 9,000 ft. Landed base 2354 hrs.
Weather: - 10/10 cloud at 6/7, 000 ft. Clear and bright moonlight above.

HIGH LEVEL PATROL 53° 37’ N. 07°43’ E. (BEACON "MERCUR").
1 Mosquito XXX/A.I.X. (F/L Griffiths (P) F/O Heatley (N/R)) airborne Castle Camps 2024 Crossed out ad 2040 hrs. S. of Sonthwold at 12, 000 ft. and the enemy coast 2103 hrs. Egmond. At 2125 hrs. observed vapor trails, well above from East to West. On patrol at 2135 hrs. and patrolled at 10/15,000 ft uneventfully until 2230 hrs. Crossed out 2300 hrs. Egmond at 10,000 ft. at 2305 hrs. when approximately 264° Egmond 22 miles I heard an aircraft call sign Rudolph 35 saying " I have been hit and will not be to make enough height to bale out". The call sign was then repeated there times and then faded out. Six minutes later Rudolph 35 was heard again to say "I am still flying but know how long I can make it", then complete silence. Crossed in at 2340 hrs. S. of Sonthwold 9,000 ft and landed base 0001 hrs.
Weather: - 10/10 cloud at 6/7, 000 ft. Clear and bright moonlight above.

HIGH LEVEL PATROL 53° 37’ N. 07°43’ E. (BEACON "MERCUR").
1 Mosquito XXX/A.I.X. (F/L. Ciupek (P) F/O. Thomason (N/R)) airborne Castle Camps 2035 hrs. Crossed out 2055 hrs. Lowestoft 13,000 ft. In at 2140 hrs. Juist 13,000 ft. ranching patrol . at 2148 hrs. when approx. 3 miles N. W. of Noldoonoy at 13,000 ft. obtained contact at 4 miles range 60° starboard and above, followed through hard turns to starboard and closed to 2,000 ft. and obtained fleeting visual as target hard port and dived down almost vertically ahead of Mosquito, contact was thon lost. Pilot was unable to identify definitely but thinks that the aircraft was a Ju-188. Left patrol at 2255 hrs. and set course for base from position 53° 50’ N. 07° 30’ NS. At 2305 hrs. (unreadable) contact 1000 ft. dead astern but took evasive action and did not convert. At 250 hrs. a contact was obtained at 5 miles range 60 port at 11,000 ft height closed and identified as Mosquito. Crossed in 23 59 hrs. Dowesdtoft and landed base 0020 hrs.