Sir - On 6 June 1944, I was on night-fighting patrols in a Mosquito between Sword and Utah beaches, Normandy. While heading towards France, the UK controller told me to change channel and to call "Disrobe".

Disrobe's confident voice and the separation he maintained between me and US Air Force Northrop P-61Cs was greatly appreciated, but one question remains: was Disrobe operating from the beach or from an Allied warship in the Bay of Seine? As Ken Delves' D-Day the Air Battle gives no account of night-fighter activity on 6-7 June, were there any combat victories that night?


Ex 488 (NZ) Sqn RAF

Adelaide, Australia

Source: Flight International