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Old 18th April 2017, 11:43
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He 219 shot down by 8th AF

It is said that two He 219s were shot down by US escort fighters while attempting to intercept a day-light raid over Norway on 4 August 1944.
However, the 8th AF fighter groups did not record any victory against twin-engined German aircraft on this very day.
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Old 18th April 2017, 18:54
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

It is said that two He 219s were shot down by US escort fighters while attempting to intercept a day-light raid over Norway on 4 August 1944.


where did you read that ?
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Old 18th April 2017, 18:59
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

In the Kagero's book on the He 219 by Marek Murawski.
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Old 18th April 2017, 20:14
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

As far as I know, there was only ever one He 219 in Norway and that survived the war.
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Old 18th April 2017, 21:32
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

Hello gents,

Quite amazing that Murawski (the He219 Vol.2 publication of Kagero?) comes with this statement whereas the 8th USAAF does not mention any claims on He219's at all.
On 4th August 1944, the Heinkel Works at Rostock were severely damaged by the 8th USAAF, seriously interrupting the He219 production line there.

I will check the KTB of the I./NJG 1 whether they had any He219's in the region that time (perhaps at Grove/Denmark) but otherwise I have no idea from which unit He219's could have been deployed in daylight.

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Old 18th April 2017, 22:48
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

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As far as I know, there was only ever one He 219 in Norway and that survived the war.
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Do yoou mean the He-219A-0 belonging to the Nachtjagdstaffel Finnland/Norwegen from Aug 1944 onwards?

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Old 18th April 2017, 23:03
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Do yoou mean the He-219A-0 belonging to the Nachtjagdstaffel Finnland/Norwegen from Aug 1944 onwards?

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Old 19th April 2017, 07:12
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

Denmark. Not He 219 but Bf 110.

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Old 19th April 2017, 09:35
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

Bf 110G-4 WNr. 720251 G9+HX from Schulstaffel/NJG 1 was shot down by P-51 over Slimminge (Seeland) that day, Hptm. Fritz von Buchholz KIA.
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Old 19th April 2017, 09:46
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Re: He 219 shot down by 8th AF

Hello,

The Bf 110 in question was almost certainly shot down by 1/Lt Wilson K. Baker of the 370th FS, 359th FG, who claimed an Me-110 downed over Denmark (exact location not specified) at 1600 hours on 4 August 1944 (information from Frank Olynyk´s ETO list). There was no other claim for twin-engine aircraft by 8th USAAF fighters on this date.

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