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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.


Click the name above to see prints featuring Do17 aircraft.

Manufacturer : Dornier
Production Began : 1937
Retired : 1940


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


Click the name above to see prints featuring Do217 aircraft.

Manufacturer : Dornier


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Signatures for : KG2
A list of all signatures from our database who are associated with this squadron. A profile page is available by clicking their name.

Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze
Click the name or photo above to see prints signed by Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze
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 : 23rd October
23October1918Paul Lotz, a WW1 Ace with 9.00 victories, died on this day
23October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. R. S. Hurst of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. A. Steward of 17 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. I. Lindsay of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. H. Leyland of F.I.U., was Killed.
23October1942Oberst Theodor Beckmann of IV./Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
23October1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L.E. M. Coote of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
23October1944Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel Willy Unger of IV.(Sturm)/Jagdgeschwader 3 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
23October1980Ralph ONeill, a WW1 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
23October1985Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. L. F. Patrick of 222 Squadron, Passed away.
23October2003Hans-Joachim Jabs, a WW2 Ace with 50.00 victories, died on this day
23October2003Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Joachim Jabs of Unit2./Zerstörergeschwader 76 died on this day
23October2003Oberstleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day


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