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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley T4213 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley was abandoned in the Bagthorpe area after which the aircraft crashed and caught fire at Fulbeck in Lincolnshire.)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Keatley : Squadrons updated (added No.58 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
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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Aircraft for : KG2
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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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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 : 24th September
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24September1926Heinrich Kostrba, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
24September1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. Bryson of 92 Squadron, was Killed.
24September1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of II./Jagdgeschwader 27 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1940Oberleutnant Hans (Assi) Hahn of 4./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. J. Glowacki of 605 and 145 Squadrons, was Killed.
24September1941Former Czech Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt A. Dvorak of 310 Squadron, was Killed.
24September1942Feldwebel Franz Schulte of 6./Jagdgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O V. M. Bright of 229 Squadron, was Killed.
24September1942Hauptmann Alfred Kindler of 6./Kampfgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1942Oberfeldwebel Peter Broich of 2./Kampfgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1942Oberleutnant Fritz Schröter of 10./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1942Oberleutnant Fritz Sengschmidt of I./Kampfgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1942Oberleutnant Herbert Stry of 5./Sturzkampfgeschwader 3 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1942Oberleutnant Walter Bornschein of II./Kampfgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September1944Leutnant of the Reserves Herbert Kutscha of II./Schnellkampfgeschwader 210 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24September2002Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. H. P. F. Patten of 64 Squadron, Passed away.

 

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