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KG2

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Country : Germany
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KG2

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.
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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 : 25th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25August1940Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. A. L. Phillipart of 213 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O H. D. Atkinson of 213 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. R. Gillman of 32 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. A. Rhodes of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. M. Hogg of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O T. S. Wildblood of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. C. W. Williams of 17 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. L. Austin of 604 Squadron, Crashed (died next day).
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. Haigh of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. G. B. Fletcher of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. N. Jacobson of 29 Squadrons, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. J. Gouldstone of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. R. E. Wakeling of 87 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. E. Westmoreland of 616 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940Group Captain Dennis David of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
25August1940Group Captain Dennis David of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25August1940Wing Commander Roland Beamont of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Do17
25August1940Wing Commander Roland Beamont of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25August1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. J. Rippon of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1944Walter Hoeckner, a WW2 Ace with 68.00 victories, died on this day
25August2000Dennis David, a WW2 Ace with 20.00 victories, died on this day
25August2000Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O W. D. David of 87 & 213 Squadrons, Passed away.
25August2000Group Captain Dennis David CBE DFC AFC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
25August2009Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Jürgen Klußmann of I./Schlachtgeschwader 1 died on this day

 

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