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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.)
Wellington Mk.IC R1004 of No.99 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P5013 : Airframe notes updated (added 11-02-1941 : Whitley was unable to comply with diversion order and subsequently was abandoned at Hatfield Military Complex.)
350th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim N3570 :
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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 : 29th July
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29July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O D. R. Gamblen of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
29July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Sgt. C. J. Cooney of 56 Squadron, was Killed.
29July1940Major Adolf Galland of III./Jagdgeschwader 26 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberleutnant Walter Krauß of 2. (H)/Aufklärungs-Gruppe 21 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberstleutnant Johannes Hintz of Flak-Regiment 101 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberstleutnant Walter von Hippel of Flak-Regiment 102 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1940Oberstleutnant i.G. Walter Loebel of Kampfgeschwader 30 was awarded the Knight's Cross
29July1978Josef Jacobs, a WW1 Ace with 41.00 victories, died on this day
29July1988Gunther Radusch, a WW2 Ace with 65.00 victories, died on this day
29July2004Flight Leader Charles D Mott, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
29July2008Knight's Cross recipient Franz Zauner of III./Kampfgeschwader 54 died on this day

 

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