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Old 31st March 2019, 14:18
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JU88D-1 or Me410A-1 lost 28.09.43

This is intriguing. Cne Gabriel Gauthier claims a Ju88 damaged on this date but there may be a corresponding loss.

The Kracker Luftwaffe Archive states Ofw Räppold, Kurt "MIA 23 September, 1943; shot down at Tyrrhenisches Meer, east of Corsica, possibly by a fighter piloted by Capt Gauthier of GC II/7. R/O Ofw Reinhard Beier also MIA. Their exact status not given; I established the MIA status. Wiki Luft data & Ju 88 Loss List." They were the crew of Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430899 "5M + Y" (lost 9/23/43)

Other sources state this was an Me410A-1 of 2.(F)/122 was lost east of Corsica on a mission, with the crewmen both posted missing.

As we know the Ju88D-1 normally had a crew of 4 so the latter aircraft could be a correct identification resembling as it did the Ju88. Wekusta 26 was using the Ju88D-1.

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Old 31st March 2019, 14:40
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Re: JU88D-1 or Me410A-1 lost 28.09.43

Hello Keith,

Gen.Qu. loss returns 10 Oct 1943:

23.9. Wekusta 26 Feindflug, Ort: Tyrrhenisches Meer, Ursache: unbekannt, Ju 88 D-1 430899 (5M+Y).
F Obfw Monenschein, Herbert vermisst
B Obfw Bierbauer, Kurt vermisst
Bf Gefr Mätschke, Kurt vermisst
Bs Obgefr Vogelreiter, Rudolf vermisst.

28.9. 2.(F)/122 Feindflug, Ort: ostw. Korsika, Ursache: unbekannt, Me 410 10111 (F6+MK) 100%.
F Obfw Räppold, Kurt vermisst
Bf Obfw Beier, Reinhard vermisst.

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Old 31st March 2019, 18:00
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Re: JU88D-1 or Me410A-1 lost 28.09.43

Cheers Leo, without a it seems the only link to Räppold is his loss on that date, whereas the Wekusta loss seems the likely one.

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Old 31st March 2019, 18:34
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Re: JU88D-1 or Me410A-1 lost 28.09.43

Sorry, Leo, I am being slow, Rappold does seem to fit the facts better

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