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16th June 2012, 19:40

Tried finding Feldwebel Egl in Then and Now France book but could not find him. Can you please provide information on him?




Matti Salonen
16th June 2012, 20:57
Not sure, if he was a pilot, because I have the following:
1940-06-14, 4.(F)/11, Do 17P, Dorf Lafauche bei Neufchateau, 20 km südwestlich Nancy, Absturz infolge Jägerbeschuß von Spitifre. Bruch 100 %.
Flugzeugführer Fw Schmidt, Kurt, +
Beobachter Fw Egl, Gottfried, +
Bordfunker Ufw Hummenberger, Hans, +
Alle in Andilly/Frankreich, Block 40, Reihe 3, Grab 16


Peter Cornwell
17th June 2012, 08:23
Yes, he was the pilot and no, he is not in BoFrT&N as I did not have full details of this loss at time of publication. Revised entry now reads:

14 June 1940: 4.(F)/11 Dornier Do17P-1. Failed to return from reconnaissance sortie and crashed near Lafauche, 20 miles south-west of Neufchâteau. FF Fw Gottfried Egl, BO Fw Kurt Schmidt, and BF Fw Hans Hummenberger all killed. Aircraft 100% write-off.

Stig Jarlevik
17th June 2012, 19:26
Hallo Peter

Unless you mean there was a second 4.(F)/11 loss, I presume you update the loss given on page 470?