Aufkl. Gr. 122 Apr 1942

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04 Apr 1942 – 1.(F)./122 at Gerbini with a strength of 14 aircraft, 10 of which were operational.[1]

06 Apr 1942 – 2(F)./122 had a Ju 88 damaged in a collision with a Ju 88 of Wekusta 26 during a night landing.

Sortie by 4(F)./122 encompassing Kamysch Burun, Kersch Strait Crimea; Anapa; Novorossijsk; Gelendsnik; Golubazkij, all except Kamysch Burun being on the Black Sea. At 07.05 hrs reported shipping at Kamysch Burun, at 07.14 hrs a tanker northwest of Anapa, two small freighters at Anapa at 07.20 hrs and further shipping until it reached the end of its sortie.[2]

In addition, in a separate sortie, 4(F)122 photographed the railway yards at Sem Kolodesej (Sim Kolodiaziv), Crimea at 09.34 hrs and those at Ak-Monaj (Ak-Minaj) at 09.38 hrs identifying 20 railway wagons at Ak-Monaj.[3]

4(F)./122 also photographed the following airfields, between 09.32 hrs and 09.36 hrs, Ak Monaj (Ak-Minaj) (Zeil Code SU 10 962); Semikolodzy I (Zeil code SU 10 3799) and Semikolodzy II (Zeil Code SU 10 4148).[4]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
06 Apr 1942 2(F)./122 Ju 88D-5 0168 Rammed by Ju 88 of Westa 26 during a night landing at Caglieari-Elams and suffered 20% damage. The Westa 26 aircraft (Ju88D-1 WNr.1698) suffered 60% damage.M

10 Apr 1942 – 2(F)./122 sent out a sortie to the south of Crete the aircraft failed to return.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
10 Apr 1942 2(F)./122 Ju 88D F6+NK 0186 Failed to return from recce sortie south of Crete, 100%, 4 MIA - Ofw. Otto Lange (F), Lt. Leuchner (B), Obgfr. Kurt Helm (Bf) and Gefr. Herbert Kügler (Bs). M

3(F)./122 Ju 88 F6+GL flew from Montdidier to Amiens/Glisy at 09.10, the flight took 7 minutes.[5]

11 Apr 1942 – F6+GL must have returned to Montdidier from Amiens as it departed here at 11.25 hrs for a “bildflug” lasting until 14.33 hrs.[5]

13 Apr 1942 – Ju 88 F6+EL, “bildflug” from Montdidier at 10.49 hrs returning at 13.22 hrs.[5]

15 Apr 1942 – Ju 88 F6+HL, combat sortie departing Montdidier 06.24 hrs returning 09.30 hrs.[5]

19 Apr 1942 - 2 Ju 88s of 5(F)./122 were damaged by bombs during a Soviet air attack on Fp.Gatchina/44 km SW of Leningrad. 5(F)./122 now operated under the control of FAGr.1, effective from around this date.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
23 Apr 1942 3(F)./122 Ju 88D-5 4300235 Crashlanding at Fl.Pl.Schipol due to technical problems.M
25-26 Apr 1942 3(F)./122 Ju 88D-5 F6+ML 430006 Lost over the North Sea. [5] Fw Josef Glomb, Lt Hans Müller, Ofw. Günther Jäschke and Uffz. Christian Hinsen all MIA [6]
27 Apr 1942 3(F)./122 Ju 88 Brought down by a Spitfire off Lowestoft.[7]5
27 Apr 1942 3(F)./122 Ju 88D-5 F6+HL 430215 Shot down by 610 Sqdn Spitfires into the sea off Yarmouth.[8]

30 Apr 1942 – As a follow up to the heavy raids on Norwich on the preceding days 3(F)./122 sent two Ju 88Ds to overfly the city at 07.18 hrs.[9]

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References

  1. German Airforce in the Med. Part 2
  2. TsAMO 500-12452-000437 Luftflotte 4 Zusammenfassung der Aufklärungsergebnisse 6.4.42 – 9.6.42 inc sorties by 4(F)./122, 2(F)./Ob.d.L; I./KG 100 and II./KG 26 p493
  3. TsAMO 500-12452-000437 Luftflotte 4 Zusammenfassung der Aufklärungsergebnisse 6.4.42 – 9.6.42 inc sorties by 4(F)./122, 2(F)./Ob.d.L; I./KG 100 and II./KG 26 p494
  4. TsAMO 500-12452-000437 Luftflotte 4 Zusammenfassung der Aufklärungsergebnisse 6.4.42 – 9.6.42 inc sorties by 4(F)./122, 2(F)./Ob.d.L; I./KG 100 and II./KG 26 p494
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Flugbuch of Fuchjohahn via Remi Traconelli. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "ftn149" defined multiple times with different content
  6. K Mihail Karpov via e-mail 30/09/05
  7. 5 Ramsey-The Blitz/v.3:109 and 121.
  8. Bowyer – Air Raid p231
  9. Bowyer – Air Raid p227