Aufkl. Gr. 122 Nov 1940

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Nov 1940 – Feb 1941: 1(F)./122 carried out a reduced level of operations due to poor weather, bad airfield conditions and personnel granted Christmas leave. 66

Nov 1940 - 5(F)./122 transferred from Haute-Fontaine (Attichy) to Beauvais-Tille and remained there until June 1941, although some operational sorties were staged through other airfields along the French coast or from Jersey in the Channel Islands.67

8 Nov 1940 – 5(F)./122 reported a Ju 88 that returned damaged from a sortie to the UK (Isle of Wight).

14 Nov 1940 – A storm caused damage to Stab./122 aircraft at Lille-Nord, in NE France – aircraft recorded as damaged were a Fw 44 and a Fi 156.

17-18 Nov 1940 – 3(F)./122 sent a Ju 88 on a sortie up the East Coast of England.


Date

Unit

Aircraft Type

Code

Wkr.No.

Notes

17-18 Nov 1940

3(F)./122

Ju 88A-5

F6+HL

0426

Shot down by HM Minesweeper Southsea and crashed into the sea off Whitburn, Sunderland at 08.45am.

Lt. P. Thallmaier, Fw. A. Leise and Uffz. P. Hippenstiel all MIA and Uffz. H. Maisbaum KIA. 68


21 Nov 1940 – 4(F)./122 sent a Ju 88A-5 on a recce sortie to Birmingham.

Date

Unit

Aircraft Type

Code

Wkr.No.

Notes

21 Nov 1940

4(F)./122

Ju 88A-5

 

435

Damaged in combat with shot up by a fighter and crash landed on return from a recce sortie to Birmingham, 60%.One killed.69


24 Nov 1940 – 4(F)./122 sent a Ju 88 sortie to the vicinity of Middlesborough, the crew Lt Bruno Pietgen, Feldw.walther Bauerle, Uffz Werner Pinn and Gefr. Walter Schenk returned to Brussels unwounded, despite being attacked by RAF aircraft.70

Date

Unit

Aircraft Type

Code

Wkr.No.

Notes

24 Nov 1940

4(F)./122

Ju 88

 

 

Damaged in combat with Spitfires – returned to base damaged.

30 Nov 1940

2(F)./122

Ju 88A-5

 

0279*

Force landed at Ijmuiden/near Amsterdam in Holland in bad weather, 80%.



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    66 LdZ

    67 LdZ - ADI(K) P/W interr.sum.

    68 Ramsay et al The Blitz etc v2 & Norman LotN p180

    69 Foreman P117

    70 AI1(K) 970/1940 via Melvin Brown

    • Hans Nauta via E-mail 27/06/04
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