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Old 8th October 2018, 21:07
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Schnaufer 66th Kill

Hi all,

I am searching all kind of information about Oblt Schnaufers 66th Kill:
may 21/22, 1944

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Old 9th October 2018, 10:25
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

550 Sqn Lancaster DV 309 BQ S shot down during a raid on Duisburg s.E. of Mol/Westerlo at 01:34. Crew F/S Hinde, Sgt Whittick, Sgt Hughes, F/S Sharland, Sgt Davies, Sgt Young, Sgt Beacham, all killed.
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Old 9th October 2018, 19:06
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

Hello Wim,

according to the Bomber Command Loss Card the loss of the Lancaster DV309 was documented in the German Luftgaumeldung, Abschußnummer/casualty no. KE 8640.
In the loss card is noted:
Place of loss … 3 km northwest Tongerlo, 10 km southeast Herentals
Cause of loss … probably night-fighter
Airframe % destroyed … 100%
How aircraft landed … exploded with bombs in the air.

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Old 9th October 2018, 19:17
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

Hello,

Take a look here:

http://www.550squadronassociation.or...V309/index.php

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Old 9th October 2018, 22:25
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

Hello,

Heinz Schnaufer made his 66th victory on 22.05.1944 at 1.34, 3 km southeast of Mol.

Lancaster DV 309 `BQ-S´/550 Sqn. was his 67th victory on 22.05.1944 at 1.51, 10 km south of Herentals.

You can read this in the exellent book "Nachtspook van Sint-Truiden - De biografie van Heinz Schnaufer en zijn bemanning", by Wim Govaerts.

I have checked this in the Leistungsbuch of Fritz Rumpelhardt and Flugbuch of Heinz Schnaufer.

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René

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Old 10th October 2018, 11:04
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

Luftwaffe nightfighter claims and Boiten have it as his 66th kill, the 67th kill at Herentals was a 626 sqn Lancaster ND964.
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

hi,
460 squadron also lost a lancaster in that night even at the same time. why could this not be one of schnaufer´s victory?
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Old 17th October 2018, 21:43
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Re: Schnaufer 66th Kill

Hello Jim,

I have matched the 460 Sqn loss to the following claim:

Hptm. Heinz Strüning: 42 3./NJG1 Lancaster N. Turnhout: 5.300 m. 01.32 460 Sqn Lancaster LL951

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