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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
A. R. Clough added to aircrew database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : R. Clark : Squadrons updated (added No.78 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-30041 : Squadrons updated (added 384th Bomb Group)
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Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-5908 : Squadrons updated (added 388th Bomb Group)
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KG2

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Country : Germany
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KG2

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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 : 2nd September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
2September1916Leefe Robinson of No.39 Squadron RFC was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
2September1918Konrad Brendle, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
2September1930Raoul Stojsavljaic, a WW1 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O A. T. Rose-Price of 501 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O O. St. J. Pigg of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. A. DFC Woods-Scawen of 43 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. C. L. D. Bailey of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. L. DFM Dymond of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
2September1940Hauptmann Wilhelm Knapp of 3. (F)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 123 was awarded the Knight's Cross
2September1943Franz Schiehs, a WW2 Ace with 67.00 victories, died on this day
2September1943Knight's Cross recipient Franz Schieß of 8./Jagdgeschwader 53 died on this day
2September2007Walter Lundin, a WW2 Ace with 6.50 victories, died on this day

 

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