Aufkl. Gr. 122 Aug 1943

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Aug 1943 – May 1944: no losses were said to have been incurred by the 3(F)./122 during this period - a truly remarkable achievement, indeed.[1]

2 Aug 1943 – An aircraft from 5(F)./122 photographed Leningrad.[2]

7 Aug 1943 - One of 1(F)./122 ‘s Ju 88s claimed a USAAF P-47 northeast of Malta.[3]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
10 Aug 1943 2(F)./122 Me 410 2263 Forced landing at Frosinone, 30% damage. [4]
16 Aug 1943 4(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 Failed to return from the Krymskaya area and is believed to have been shot down by AA-fire, 100%,4 KIA.

17 Aug 1943 – German and Italian forces successfully evacuate Sicily.

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
19 Aug 1943 4(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 F6+KM Shot down by a fighter in Pl.Qu.75333 (Kuban bridgehead area), 100%, 4 MIA.
20 Aug 1943 3(F)./122 Ju 88 F6+CL Take off from Creil to Schiphol at 17.01 hours - just after take off problems - crash landed - pilot Ofw Heinz-Günther von Zabiensky died of wounds. Buried at 24 Aug 43 at Amsterdam (Nieuwe oosterbegraafplaats). (RvdN)
22 Aug 1943 4(F)./122 Ju 88D-1 Damaged in combat and belly landed at Fp.Bagerovo, 70%, 1 KIA and 2 WIA.
23 Aug 1943 5(F)./122 Ju 88D-5 Force landed at Grigerovo due to engine failure, 90%, 2 injured.

28 Aug 1943 – He 111 (F6+AM) of 4(F)./122 flew a seeaufklärung sortie over the Black Sea leaving Sarabus at 13.04 hrs and returning at 19.25 hrs.[5]

Date Unit Aircraft Type Code Wkr.No. Notes
28 Aug 1943 2(F)./122 Me 410 140 Missing in the Grottaglie area, 100%, Lt Heinz Denker (F) and Fw Walter Klatt (Bf) both killed.[6]
29 Aug 1943 2(F)./122 Me 410 F6+UK 014 Failed to return from sortie - no details, 100%, two crew Ufw Alexander Kaschub and Uffz Werner Kirchoff MIA.[7]

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References

  1. LdZ - ADI(K) 327/44.
  2. J Calvin aerialmiscellaneous/slides/Leningrad%202-8-43%20(1)
  3. LdZ - BA-MA/Freiburg: Claims Lists.
  4. Wadman/Hopp – Me 410 Incidents (LL15.08.43)
  5. Page from Flugbuch of Herbert Schulz. Flight No 248
  6. Wadman/Hopp – Me 410 Incidents – aircrew names / Wk Nr. (LL 03.09.43)
  7. Pausey - F122 losses May –Dec 1943 (crew details)