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History records that World War 2, as far as the European part of it was concerned, finished on the 8th May 1945.

During the latter part of May 1945 198 Squadron RAF moved to its last overseas base at B.116 Wunstorf, Germany, where it remained until mid September that year before returning to the UK.

It was while at Wunstorf a month after hostilities in Europe had officially come to an end that 198, amongst other things, was carrying out numerous fly-pasts and practice flights. It was during one of these practice flights in June of 1945 that a pilot returned to base with several bullet holes in his starboard wing. Although the damage was not significant it did lead some in the Squadron to believe that there were some in Germany who were prepared to continue the fight, however, as far as 198 Squadron and its aircraft were concerned the incident was never repeated.



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