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Old 5th October 2022, 19:25
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Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

Hello,
did any US or RAF Nightfighter claimed an Ju 52 or Ju 34 on that day?
Location is the small village Elend at the Harz-Mountains.
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Old 6th October 2022, 21:39
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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

No claims for either type by any Eighth, Ninth or First Tactical Air Forces fighter groups or squadrons on this date.

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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

Can't find any 2 TAF claims either.

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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

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Old 7th October 2022, 09:54
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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

That site says it happened on the 17th (not 18th)

As per Shores/Thomas 2 TAF claimed a Ju 252 at 14.00H at a place named Vechlin on the 17th.
Google maps can't locate the place so probably misspelled,

Frank Olynyk does not list any Ju 52 or W 34 claims for neither 8th nor 9th AF

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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

This was just after the supply flights to the Ruhr pocket ended (Army Group B communications ceased on the 17th) but the Luftwaffe was looking at whether it could supply 11th Army in the Harz Mountains. Whether any such flights were attempted, I don't know.
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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

Hi Stig,

the place you ask for is Rechlin. This was an airfield -> the "Erprobungsstelle der Luftwaffe", means "Testing Site of the Luftwaffe". The shooter was Flight Lieutenant Walmsley in a Spitfire of the 130. Sqn.

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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

Dear Friends,

perhaps the crash you search for is: 3./TG 1 Jukers Ju 52/3m - Transport-Flight from Ludwigslust to Quedlinburg on Thursday, April 19. This Ju 52 was shot down by US-AA

Quedlinburg is very near to the hamlet Elend/Oberharz am Brocken in Sachsen-Anhalt.

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Re: Ju 52 ir Ju34 loss 18. April 1945 Harz-Mountains

The Radio Operator of that Ju 52, Unteroffizier Friedrich Przyborowski, is to my knowledge still missing????

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Hi Stig,

the place you ask for is Rechlin. This was an airfield -> the "Erprobungsstelle der Luftwaffe", means "Testing Site of the Luftwaffe". The shooter was Flight Lieutenant Walmsley in a Spitfire of the 130. Sqn.

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