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OPERATIONS RECORD BOOK

DETAIL OF WORK CARRIED OUT

By No. 41 Squadron RAF

For the Month of May, 2020

Date. Aircraft
Type & Number.
Crew. Duty. Time. Details of Sortie or Flight. References.
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11.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

21.00

21.30
21.30
From Gent. Dive-bombing practice at shallow angle.

Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

21.30

22.00
22.00
From Gent. Dive-bombing practice at steep angle.

Spitfire IX

EB-ESM823
EB-VSM635
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
Flying Training

22.00

22.30
22.30
From Gent. Air gunnery practice against a towed target drone.

12.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-ESM823
EB-VSM635
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
Flying Training

21.30

22.15
22.15
From Gent. Dive-bombing practice in two-ship formation and steep dive angle.

Spitfire IX

EB-ESM823
EB-VSM635
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
Flying Training

22.15

23.00
23.00
From Gent. Same as above.

17.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

21.00

22.00
22.00
From Gent. Dive-bombing practice in two-ship formation using leading edge approach.

19.5.20Spitfire IX


EB-VSM635
EB-NSM207
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Offensive Sweep


17.00


17.40
17.40
17.40
From B.79. Advanced fighter sweep over Breda to protect the 2nd Canadian Division. Flight was led by 41Sqn_Skipper and 02 enemy aircraft were destroyed. 41Sqn_MADOV was KIA.
F107

20.5.20Spitfire IX


EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
EB-NSM207
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
F/Lt 'Riksen' Richards
Flying Training


22.00


22.30
22.30
22.30
From Gent. Practice of R/T, take-off, formation flying and landing procedures.


21.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

22.00

23.00
23.00
From Gent. Fighter sweep exercise.

22.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

22.00

22.05
22.05
From Gent. Shallow glide bombing practice. 41Sqn_Skipper reported a rough running engine and the section returned directly after take-off.

Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

22.30

23.15
23.15
From Gent. Shallow glide-bombing practice and mock-up dogfight.

25.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Flying Training

21.00

21.45
21.45
From Gent. Tree-point take-off practice with bombs followed by dive-bombing practice and a mock-up dogfight on the way back to base.

Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Ground Attack

22.00

22.45
22.30
From Eindhoven. Dive-bombing troop concentration near Geldern. 41Sqn_MADOV was first believed to have been killed, but fortunately he was able to bail. One E/A destroyed by 41Sqn_Skipper.F91
F92
Spitfire IX

EB-ESM823
EB-VSM635
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
Defensive Patrol

23.15

23.45
23.45
From Eindhoven. Patrol to Venlo. Both a/c were destroyed, but both pilots survived.F94
F93
26.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Ground Attack

22.15

23.00
23.00
From St. Trond. Dive-bombing Kelz airfield. One E/A destroyed.F100
F95
28.5.20Spitfire IX

EB-VSM635
EB-ESM823
S/Ldr 'Skipper' Merfort
F/Lt 'Madov' Emblin
Defensive Patrol

20.38

21.29
21.29
From Volkel. Patrol Oss to Nijmegen. Three E/A destroyed by 41Sqn_MADOV.F99
F96A11