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Old 3rd December 2018, 10:31
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Re: Victory of Fw. Friedrich SCHEER 8./JG 53 on May 24th, 1944

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Beside what Nick says (it is a long distance), you also have to consider that Scheer was wounded the day before when he baled out after being shot down (as Leo points out).

I agree we don't know the seriousness of his wounds, but you do have to consider there are two effects here, one being shot down (psychological), and two being wounded (physical).

How likely is it, considering that 8./JG 53 probably had more pilots available than aircraft, that the unit would send him up already the next day instead of somebody else? The situation for Germany (in Italy) and on the Eastern Front was serious but I don't believe it was that serious that it would be a first option.

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Re: Victory of Fw. Friedrich SCHEER 8./JG 53 on May 24th, 1944

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considering that 8./JG 53 probably had more pilots available than aircraft
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I should have added that to my post: III./JG 53 had 36 pilots (17 ready) on 22 May; the same on the 23rd and 37 (18) on the 24th.

Also attached, a report (from ULTRA) on the Gruppe's operations on 23 May, with a reference to Scheer as a casualty.
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Hi All

The summary Nick posted seems to me to relate to May 25th, unless the para at the top of the page relates to the 24th.

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Hi Russell,

To put your mind at rest, I'm attaching the first page of Int/Opsum No. 409 together with No. 410, the summary for the 24 hours to 1900 on the 25th.

I've written about the actions over Anzio 25th on my website: http://www.ghostbombers.com/sf/SG4/25may.html
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