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No. 41 Squadron ‡
AIR 72
GND 44
Sorties 69
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OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

By No. 41 Squadron RAF

For the Month of September, 2020

Date. Aircraft
Type & Number.
Crew. Duty. Time. Details of Sortie or Flight. References.
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2.9.20Spitfire IX



EB-NMB856
EB-MEN231
EB-VRM791
EB-WEN615
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Gunny' Cook
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
P/O 'Wookie' Kaczmarek
Operational



21.15



22.00
22.00
22.00
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From Gilze. Patrol sector Charlie (in the vicinity of Gorinchem) as ordered. F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards destroyed 2 bandits. All pilots RTBed with no damage.F189
F193
F190

5.9.20Spitfire IX



EB-NMB856
EB-RMB841
EB-ZEN221
EB-XMB880
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Mac' Steele
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
P/O 'Al' A. Lamothe
Intercept



2.00



2.35
2.35
2.35
2.35
From Ophoven. BUMPER flight was tasked with intercepting enemy contacts over Venlo. 04 enemies shot down over the area.F191
F196
F199

Spitfire IX



EB-NMB856
EB-RMB841
EB-ZEN221
EB-XMB880
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Mac' Steele
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
P/O 'Al' A. Lamothe
Offensive Sweep



2.45



3.40
3.40
3.40
3.40
From Ophoven. Fighter sweep over Venlo as order to protect Allied supply train headed to the city. 02 enemies were shot down and another one damaged over the area. F/O 'Mac' Steele forced to bailed out over the city.F192

F200

Spitfire IX


EB-NMB856
EB-VRM791
EB-WEN615
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
P/O 'Wookie' Kaczmarek
Ground Attack


21.15


22.10
22.10
22.10
From B.60. Dive-bombing a tank division HQ north-east of Antwerp. In total 3 enemy a/c destroyed.F195
F194

7.9.20Spitfire IX

EB-NMB856
EB-ZEN221
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
Armed Recce

0.00

0.25
0.25
From B.78. BUMPER flight tasked with conducting Rodeo over enemy held sector in the vicinity of Nijmegen. Flight diverted to assist Allied airfield (B.88) in the city of Heesch where F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe destroyed 01 Me-110 and we also damaged 02 additional He-111s. Flight RTBed with moderate damage.F197
F201
Spitfire IX

EB-MEN231
EB-FEN604
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
Defensive Patrol

0.30

1.30
1.30
From B.78. BUMPER flight was tasked with pattrolling the city of Nijmegen and to maintain air superiority. Several enemies were encounterd over target. F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe destroyed 02 enemy contacts in the vicinity. F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards was forced to bail out due to damage sustained in the engagement.F198
F202
15.9.20Spitfire IX


EB-NMB856
EB-ZEN221
EB-XMB880
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
P/O 'Al' A. Lamothe
Defensive Patrol


1.00


1.25
1.25
1.25
From Tangmere (Zaporo in Game). Unit tasked with protecting munitions supplies over Normandy`s coast line. 01 Ju-88 (probably recon) destroyed by P/O 'Al' A. Lamothe near the area. 01 Spitfire slightly damaged during the operation.F203
F205

Spitfire IX


EB-NMB856
EB-ZEN221
EB-XMB880
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
P/O 'Al' A. Lamothe
Defensive Patrol


1.30


2.00
2.00
2.00
From Tangmere (Zaporo in Game). Unit tasked with protecting the Munitions supply over Normandy. Unit was unable to reach target area this time due to engagement over the channel. 01 Fw-190 destroyed by P/O 'Al' A. Lamothe and 02 destroyed by F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards. 01 Spitfire lost in action.F204
F206

20.9.20Spitfire IX

EB-NMB856
EB-ZEN221
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
Ground Attack

22.00

22.20
22.20
From B.77. KUDOS tasked with ground attack enemy defensive positions in Zijderveld. Mission had to be aborted after squadron was engaged by a formation of Me-109s. 02 enemy aircraft were destroyed.F207

Spitfire IX

EB-NMB856
EB-ZEN221
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe
Ground Attack

22.30

23.00
23.00
From B.77. Unit tasked with attacking enemy defenses around Zijderveld. Operation aborted due to heavy enemy presence just south of the target. 05 enemy aircraft destoyed. F/O 'Zach' Z. Lamothe was KIA. F208

23.9.20Spitfire IX

EB-VRM791
EB-WEN615
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
P/O 'Wookie' Kaczmarek
Flying Training

21.00

21.30
21.30
From Tangmere. Dive-bombing exercise.

Spitfire IX

EB-VRM791
EB-WEN615
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
P/O 'Wookie' Kaczmarek
Flying Training

21.45

22.10
22.10
From Tangmere. Strafing exercise.