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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X3001 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Hampden was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed north of Alkmaar in Holland.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim T2282 :
New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 8th November 1941 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : H. J. Walters : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : T2282 : Squadrons updated
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KG2

Founded :
Country : Germany
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KG2

Aircraft for : KG2
A list of all aircraft known to have been flown by KG2. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Do17



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Manufacturer : Dornier
Production Began : 1937
Retired : 1940

Do17

The Dornier 17 first saw action during the Spanish Civil war (1936-39) where it was faster than the enemies fighters and was nicknamed by the Spanish as Bacalaos which means Cod Fish. Full production started in March 1937 with a variety of variants including DO 17E and DO 17F for use as fast reconnaissance aircraft. During the opening months of world war two the Dornier 17 along with the older He 111 was the main bomber for the Luftwaffe, with three of the bomber groups operating Dornior 17's - KG2, KG3 and KG76. At the outbreak of the war a total of 533 Dornier were in frontline service. The aircraft did well during the Polish campaign - with a speed of 265 mph which was faster than the Polish defenders fighters. But during the Battle of Britian, when faced with the fast Royal Air Force fighters, the Dornier with its light armament was no match. In1940 with the new JU 88 being produced the Dornier was gradually replaced and production of the Do 17 ended in 1940

Do217

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Manufacturer : Dornier

Do217

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Signatures for : KG2
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Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze
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Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze

After serving with the Air Signals Corps during the Blitzkrieg through the Low Countries and France, Kurt Schulze then flew as a Me110 Wireless Operator over southern Russia, before returning to the west. Here he flew night missions against England in Do217s with I./KG2. In September 1943 he transferred to train as a fighter pilot, and flew 65 missions in Me109s with III./JG5 on the Arctic Front, scoring three victories. In November 1944 he flew in the ill-fated defence of the German battleship Tirpitz. In March 1945 he commanded I./JG51 in the encircled east German city of Danzig, before returning to Norway in May 1945 to command 16./JG5.


Aviation History Timeline : 30th June
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
30June1940Pilot Officer Peter R W Wickham of No.33 Sqn RAF shot down a CR32
30June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Mid/Ship. O. M. Wightman of 151 Squadron, was Killed.
30June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. W. D. Brown of 236 Squadron, was Killed.
30June1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. T. Archer of 23 Squadron, was Killed.
30June1941Oberleutnant Theo Schwabach of I./Flak-Regiment 33 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30June1941Unteroffizier Reinhard Melzer of 1./Flak-Regiment 33 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30June1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. T. Adams of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
30June1944Flight Lieutenant John Stafford of No.486 Sqn RAF shot down a V-1
30June1944Oberfeldwebel Kurt Bundrock of Stab/Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
30June1996Captain David McCampbell, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
30June1996David McCampbell, a WW2 Ace with 34.00 victories, died on this day

 

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