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Next day a formation of aircraft IdentifIed as 00215s (probably BfJ lOs) were engaged by the HUiTicancs, Pit Off Hamish Hamilton claiming one and "the rest of the boys sharing another. One or two of them collected the odd rear-gun bullet, but no one was seriously damaged", noted MacLachlan in his journal. 23 February, the Stukas of StG I returned, the guns puUmg up a heavy barrage and c1allnmg three destroyed. The Messerschmitts were back on the 24th, fo~r attackmg a flIght of patrolling Hurricanes over M'tarfa.
It seems probable that Taylor had fallen victim to Obit Muncheberg (White I), who claimed a Hurricane at 1306 soulh of Krendi, und reported: . the fighting spirit of the British pilot was fantastic: he tried. although very badly hit, to still attack a Ju88 [sic)". Milncheherg claimed a second Hurricane four minutes later so~th of the isla:nd, Uffz Georg Mondry also claiming one at this time, while Lt Klaus Mletusch (WhIle 2) reported shooting down another al 1317. lown by Hptm Helmut Mahlke, Gruppenkommandeur of IIStG3, who latel graphically recalled the experience: "A tremendous jolt, an ear-splitting crash, and my right wing burst open ..
Pit Off Pain (V7114) returned safely, claiming a Dormer probably destroyed and a Bfl09 dama"ed while other pilots claimed another Dormer probably destroyed 10 addi;iol1 to a Ju87 ;'obably destroyed (the latter apparently awarded to the missing Taylor).