Night fighter vs night fighter over Germany
14th June 1943: The Luftwaffe night fighters' radar signals betray their presence to the RAF night fighters that are hunting them
On the night of the 14th June 1943 Bomber Command visited the German city of Oberhausen. The Oboe-equipped Mosquitoes of the Pathfinder force located the centre of the old town with their sky markers and the main force bombed accurately through the cloud. Nevertheless of the 197 Lancasters taking part 17 were lost, a rate of 8.4%. The German night fighter defences were becoming better organised - their Airborne Interception radar was making a difference.
In the moonlight I caught a glimpse of an aircraft on my port beam. At that moment he straightened out, heading south at 10,000 feet. An Me 110. Perhaps he had lost me on his AI. At 400 yards' range I opened fire, gradually easing off the deflection so that as I rolled in astern of him the dot on my electric gunsight was centred on his fuselage.