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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
New victory claim added : Me110 claimed on 15th September 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Sergeant John Henry Hanne : First name updated (now John Henry), Service number updated (now 564212), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : L. J. Allum : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Rae : Squadrons updated (added No.149 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Clarke added to aircrew database.
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KG2

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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 : 1st November
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1November1927Karl Plauth, a WW1 Ace with 14.00 victories, died on this day
1November1940Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt R. E. de C. De Hamale of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
1November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. A. A. DFC Mckellar of 605 Squadron, was Killed.
1November1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O W. H. DFC Nelson of 74 Squadron, was Killed.
1November1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O B. A. Wlasnowolski of 32, 607 and 213 Squadrons, was Killed.
1November1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt M. S. Marcinkowski of 151 and 501 Squadrons, was Killed.
1November1944 Walter Groce of 56th Fighter Group, 63rd Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
1November1944 William Gerbe of 56th Fighter Group, 63rd Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
1November1983Aloys Heldmann, a WW1 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
1November2003Air Commodore Cyril Brown CBE AFC AE, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1November2003Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. B. Brown of 245 Squadron, Passed away.
1November2007Col. Paul Tibbets, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1November2008Francis Gerard, a WW2 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
1November2008Knight's Cross recipient Alexander Uhlig of 16./Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 6 died on this day
1November2008Oberfeldwebel Alexander Uhlig, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
1November2009Roy Evans, a WW2 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day

 

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