At least two more Albacore
crashed in this area. One ditched at Reinøysund. Albacore
"5C" crashed east of Raudberget, all three onboard were killed
in this crash.
Luftwaffe lost only two
planes. One Ju 87, code L1+EW of IV.(LG 1).The Ju 87 was
downed by Albacore N4307 4K (Lt J.N. Ball) of 827 Sqn. A Bf 110, code LN+DR
WNr.4394, made a forced landing at sea. Pilot Lt.Karl Fritz Schlosstein and
gunner Gfr.Gutsche were both rescued.
on Kirkenes from HMS Victorious
"EF". This attack on shipping at Petsamo and Kirkenes was a disaster
for FAA. German AA-fire and Messerschmitt fighters of 14./JG 77 shot down eleven
Albacores and two Fulmars in the Kirkenes attack. This Albacore crash landed
at Steinland. The crew: Sub Lt.D Myles (POW). Sub Lt.A
P Keep(POW). LA.H C Griffin(POW). One Albacore and
two Fulmars were shot down at Petsamo(Finland). Altogether 22 aircrew became
POWs and 14 killed. The three man crew of one Albacore (N4250) managed to escape
to Russian lines.