Aufkl. Gr. 122 Mar 1941

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8 Mar 1941

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
8 Mar 1941 4(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 F6+BM 0404 Shot down by Spitfires of 266 Sqdn, crashed in the sea off Skegness at 10.13. Lt G. Neumann, Obgfr.F. Benker, Uffz. A. Schuler and Uffz. K. Lessmöllmann all KIA.
10 Mar 1941 5(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 Severely damaged in a landing accident followed by a collision at Fp.Jersey, 80%.
10 Mar 1941 5(F)./122 Ju 88A-5 Severely damaged in a landing accident followed by a collision at Fp.Jersey, 50%.

11-12 Mar 1941 – 5(F)./122 reported an Bf 110 missing from a sortie to Portsmouth.


12 Mar 1941 – An aircraft of 1(F)./122 attacked a 4,500t freighter between Lowestoft and Harwich. The attack was made with 2 SC 250 bombs. One hit the ships bow and the other landed ahead of the bow.[1]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
12 Mar 1941 5(F)./122 Bf 110 F6+FN Failed to return from a recce to Portsmouth and possibly shot down by Spitfires, 100%, 2 MIA.

14 Mar 1941 – 3(F)./122 supplied an aircraft that took part in night operations against a convoy off Lowestoft.[2]

At 22.50 an aircraft of 1(F)./122 attacked a ship east of Cromer with 2 SC 250 bombs. One hit was claimed against the 6,000t ship with a bomb striking amidships causing an explosion and smoke.[3]

15 Mar 1941 – at 03.21 hrs and aircraft of 1(F)./122 attacked a 4,000t freighter north of Cromer with 1 SC 250 bomb. The aircrew claimed a hit amidships with an explosion and smoke.[4]

19 Mar 41 - 2 men from the 3(F)./122 ‘s ground echelon were wounded during an RAF bombing raid on Amsterdam-Schiphol.

20 Mar 1941 - Ju 88A-5 of 1(F)./122 crash landed at Lille-Vendeville suffering 70% damage.[5]

21 Mar 1941 – 5(F)./122 Ju 88 (F6+HN) flew the evening Channel reconnaissance covering the area between Brighton and Portland. The aircraft departed Jersey at 18.40 hrs and returned there at 20.30 hrs.[6]

22 Mar 1941 - Ju 88 of 2(F)./122 crash landed at Brussels-Evere with 25% damage.

25 Mar 1941 – Ju 88 (F6+HN) of 5(F)./122 flew the early evening Channel reconnaissance sortie – covering the area between Brighton and Portland. The aircraft departed Jersey at 18.05 hrs and returned almost 2 hrs later at 19.55 hrs.[7]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
27 Mar 1941 5(F)./122 Bf 110E-3 2317 Crash landing due to enemy action – Theville FP – 100%[8]

29 Mar 1941 – an aircraft of 1(F)./122 attacked the tanker “Oiltrader” (5550t) east of Great Yarmouth. The aircrew reported that they attacked from a low altitude (10m) and obtained two direct hits causing a high column of fire and the ship to list. “Oiltrader” sank at 52-34N, 2-01E[9]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
31 Mar 1941 4(F)./122 Bf 110C-5 Crashed near Antwerpen after being damaged in combat, probably by AA-fire from a ship, 65%, 2 WIA.


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References

  1. Anlage 8 Lagebericht 577
  2. Bowyer – Air Raid p164
  3. Anlage 8 Lagebericht 577
  4. Anlage 8 Lagebericht 577
  5. LdZ
  6. Werner Breese Combat Sorties – compiled by Tim Oliver from Werner Breese's Flugbuchs
  7. Werner Breese Combat Sorties – compiled by Tim Oliver from Werner Breese's Flugbuchs
  8. Remi Tracanelli – via e-mail 10/04/05
  9. Anlage 8 Lagebericht 577 and http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4103-30MAR02.htm