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Old 3rd November 2016, 20:20
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Lt. Werner Menge, 4./JG 26

Gentlemen,

I'm trying to establish the correct date of the loss of Lt. Werner Menge from 4./JG26. According to the WASt loss return he was lost on 10 June 1944, but this was subsequently changed to 11 June 1944. In the summarily GQM loss returns RL 2/III/852 pp there was no loss listed on 10 June 1944 but a missing pilot on the 11th. Lt. Menge was posted as missing and only later declared dead. However, since these two sources were closely linked together, a wrong date in the WASt loss returns would show up correspondingly in the summarily loss GQM loss returns.

The location of his loss was given as the Orne estuary; however I have so far found no evidence that I./JG26 was in action over that area on 11 June 1944.

Therefore I would be grateful if anybody could resolve this question.

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Re: Lt. Werner Menge, 4./JG 26

Caldwell has 10 June at 0630 hrs. for the loss of Menge.

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Old 4th November 2016, 18:07
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Re: Lt. Werner Menge, 4./JG 26

The NVM Menge Werner 68455/304 , gives 10.th 06h30 then amended to 11.Juni ...

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Old 9th November 2016, 17:15
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Re: Lt. Werner Menge, 4./JG 26

Dear Norbert,
dear Rémi,

many thanks for taking the time to respond to my question, even if the correct date of Werner Menge's loss remains unresolved.

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Old 9th November 2016, 21:12
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Re: Lt. Werner Menge, 4./JG 26

Bonjour,
At that time (Sunday 11th June 1944) numerous Allied armadas were crossing Channel (bombers, fighters) for targets in Central France : did Allied archives report about such victory/loss ?
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