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Old 24th March 2009, 23:12
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May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Hello!
On the above date, it seems that III./KG 26 suffered heavy losses in the Mediterranean Sea (According to the KG 26 book by Rudi Schmidt)

I am searching information on a BF Franz Mayrhuber, who also fell on this date, his aircraft etc. if possible.
What happened that day?

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Old 25th March 2009, 16:57
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Some links about this battle:

http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/macslog/Convoy...rextremee.html (a quick reading revealed several errors (Beaufort night fighters should be Beaufighter for example, but should give you some hint).

http://users.swing.be/navbat/tg/229.html

http://books.google.fr/books?id=1BL5...#PRA1-PA269,M1 (five pages of the USN Official History)

All the above gives a number of German "losses" going from Allied sources, that is probably inflated.

IIRC the Ju 88 fighters of KG 40/ZG 1 were at the time escorting this kind of raid over the Medditerranean, and there may be something in the book 'Bloody Biscay', but I don't have it at hand today.
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Old 26th March 2009, 17:18
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Gefr Franz Mayrhuber was the Bf of Ju 88 A-17, 801711, 1H+KS of 8/KG 26 which crashed on return from ops at Etang Maugio close to Montpellier airfield. He & Uffz Albert Schilling (F), Uffz Wilhelm Treur (B) & Ogefr Karl Bauer (BM) were killed
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Old 26th March 2009, 18:15
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Thank you very much for sharing these informations. If any of you want a scan of this crewmember, then please let me know!
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Old 26th March 2009, 18:23
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Christian

Do you have his death card?

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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Here are the losses so 2 are missing one of which given by Chriss Goss

9 KG26 F Dellys off ALGERIEN A see FNJ n, torpedo abwurf JU88A-4 1H+IT 100 3 1 EE11KAC S Montpellier 9xJu88 9,KG26+40/50 Ju88 KG77+8 Do217 Allies beanspr, 5 Abgesch+3 besch,-A 21h00 ff erhebt anspruch das er hat e, Kreuzer betroffen Gesamt Angriff 86 fz 24 Ju86c+ 26/20/16 Ju88 S 16h00/30 8 fz abweichen vor Angriff HW5 482
IIIST KG26 F /Dellys off ALGERIEN/ X JU88A-4 550729 BF+YI/1H+CD 100 4 Abnahme b,KG26 100144 Stendal
9 KG26 F /Dellys off ALGERIEN/ X JU88A-4 550819 BJ+HW/1H+KT 100 4 Abnahme b,KG26 280144 Stendal
9 KG26 F /Dellys off ALGERIEN/ X JU88A-4 801591 KS+BU/1H+CT 100 4 Abnahme b,KG26 280144 Stendal
9 KG26 F /Dellys off ALGERIEN/ X JU88A-4 801593 KS+BW/1H+GT 100 4 Abnahme b,KG26 040544 Stendal
KG26 F /Dellys off ALGERIEN/ X JU88A-4 x7 100 Grosser Erfolge S 24 Ju88 2 Abweichen vor Angriff Angriff 19h10 33 Torpedo PQ 03 O 3889 3Schiffen gesunken +

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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Hv you the last one Chris ??

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Old 27th March 2009, 00:07
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Missing ones were 1H+ER, 801619 (Fw Gerhard Meyer & crew missing) & 1H+XS, 301160 (Uffz Karl-Heinz Eichner & crew missing)
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Hello Chris!
Sorry the late response, I was out of the house! Yes I have his death card.
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Re: May 11. 1944 and III./KG 26

Hi Remi, do you have the stkz for the additional a/c given by Chris?

W.Nr 301160
W.Nr 801619
W.Nr 801711

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