posted on Apr, 22 2012 @ 02:19 AM
For Information just obtained this on the Dyce JU88 defection. This is extracted from page 79 of AIR27/1087 held at the PRO at Kew, London.This could
be a cover story, of course, although personally I don't see any thing other than speculation to suggest it was anything more than a straight forward
spur of the moment defection. But it does give some colour to the earlier unsupported comments about being tracked. It still has no connection with
bader of course!
At 17.50 hrs on the 9th May 1943, Blue Section of No. 165 (Ceylon) Squadron comprising of F/L A. F. Roscoe in Spitfire Vb BM515 (SK-T) and Sgt B. R.
Scaman in Spitfire Vb AB921 (SK-X) got airborne from RAF Dyce under Peterhead Sector Control (F/L G. S. Crimp) to investigate a "Plot". The raider was
plotted due east of Peterhead but turned south down the coast of Scotland, eventually orbitting a few miles NE of Dyce. During this time the fighters
were vectored onto it, and upon visual contact, identified the intruder as a Ju 88. Upon the approach of the Spitfire pair the enemy aircraft lowered
its undercarriage, fired off verey lights and waggled its wings. Blue 1 replied in a similar manner, flew ahead of the enemy aircraft to lead it into
Dyce and ordered Blue 2 to take up position behind and above the Junkers as safeguard any attempt to escape.
Thus the formation recovered, line astern, to Dyce where they all landed safely, the whole operation had taken no more than thirty minutes. The
Controller is to be congratulated for his quick appreciation of the possibilities of the affair and for his able handling of the situation and the
pilots for withholding fire and so bringing home a valuable prize for the Technical and Scientific Services to examine and evaluate.
edit on 22-4-2012 by SPM.45 because: (no reason given)