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ROYAL AIR FORCE
                                                     VICTORIES
NAME                                      CONFIRMED   PROBABLE   DAMAGED    UNITS         COMMENTS

Czernin z Chudenic, Count Manfred Beckett    18 [13+5]    4 [3+1]   5 [3+2] 85,17         1.
Lammer, Alfred                                6                             141,255       2.
Colloredo-Mansfeld, Count Franz Ferdinand     3           4       4         72,611,132    3.

Comments
1.Manfred Czernin was born in Berlin on 18th January 1913, son of Austrian diplomat - Count Otto Rudolf Czernin z Chudenic - and the daughter of the 2nd Baron Grimthorpe - Lucy Catherine Beckett.
2.An Austrian Jewish Refugee, he was born in Linz on 28th November 1909. Air Gunner later Navigator / Radar Operator. Flying with Squadron Leader John Howard Player (four victories) and Wing Commander Dillon Piers Denis Gerard Kelly (three victories - two with A. Lammer).
3.Franz Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld was born in Rome on 1st March 1910, son of Count Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld and Countess Colloredo-Mansfeld, née Iselin. Part of his childhood he spend in Zbiroh u Rokycan, Bohemia. Although credited by some sources with six victories (Hess, William N.: The Allied Aces of World War II, Arco Publishing Co, Inc., New York 1966, page 36), this would appear to have included both confirmed and probable claims.
 
G: Gunner
N/RO: Navigator / Radar Operator

Spitfire F IXC EN133 FY-B flown by Flt Lt Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld of No 611 Sqn, Biggin Hill, September 1942

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Supermarine Spitfire F.Mk.IXC EN133 FY-B flown by Flt Lt Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld of No 611 Sqn,
Biggin Hill, September 1942.


Sources & Literature
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