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Old 19th May 2019, 23:22
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Jochen Prien's History of II./JG-27

I'd be very grateful to learn what Jochen Prien has to say about the actions on 24 April 1944 between II./JG-27 and the USAAF attacks against southern Germany. As noted, I'm researching the loss of Gefreiter Friedrich Heilmann of 4./JG-27. Any information Prien might have could be of great use.

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Old 20th May 2019, 16:09
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Re: Jochen Prien's History of II./JG-27

Hello John

according to the II./JG 27 chronicle on 24 April 1944 seven Bf 109 of II./JG 27 encountered an escorted B-17 formation in the area west of Stuttgart from 12.45 to 13.15 hrs. Four Bf 109 were shot down by American escort fighters, three pilots were KIA:
4./JG 27 Gefr Friedrich Heilmann + crash location Herzogsweiler northeast of Freudenstadt, 100%. Bf 109 G-6 163011 white 9
5./JG 27 Fw Heinz Gasch + crash location near Nürtingen, 100%. Bf 109 G-6 440718 black <
5./JG 27 Uffz Edmund Linhart + crash location near Nürtingen, 100%. Bf 109 G-6 440981 black <I
II./JG 27 pilot unhurt, crash place unknown, 100%. Bf 109 G-6.

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Old 21st May 2019, 22:12
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Re: Jochen Prien's History of II./JG-27

Leo,

Thanks very much. This will definitely help me figure out the USAAF fighters that very likely engaged this flight. If I may also ask, does Prien's history include any photos of pilots from II./JG-27 during April 1944? I know of no other source that might actually have any such photos.

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Old 22nd May 2019, 00:14
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Re: Jochen Prien's History of II./JG-27

Hello John,

there are photos taken in spring 1944 showing
FhjOfw Alfred Müller 4./JG 27
Fw Hans-Eberhard Blume 4./JG 27
Obfhr Heribert Franzisket 4./JG 27
Lt Josef Torfer 5./JG 27
Lt Heinz Schlechter 5./JG 27
Lt Johannes Jung 6./JG 27
Fw Karl Burger 6./JG 27.

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Old 22nd May 2019, 23:26
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Re: Jochen Prien's History of II./JG-27

Leo,

Thanks very much for checking for me.

The Wehrpass is signed: "Kapp Leutnant u. Staffelkapitan," who was Karl-Heinz Kapp, KIA as an Oberleutnant on 6 Aug. 1944.

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