Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum > Discussion > Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces

Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces Please use this forum to discuss the German Luftwaffe and the Air Forces of its Allies.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10th January 2009, 20:09
Yves Marino Yves Marino is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 62
Yves Marino
Ofw. Franz Menzel's claim June 28., 1944

Hi everybody!

I'm trying to verify the following claim:

On June 28, 1944 Oberfeldwebel Franz Menzel from 10./JG.301 shot down a B-24 from the 485-th BG., 15-th AF. during a bombing raid over Bucharest. This was his 3-rd kill.
Did he fly a Me 109G-6, WkNr. 160211, "Black 3" on this day. Was he injured after (or during) the attack?

The above information was compiled from the sites below:

http://members.fortunecity.com/pkassak/28jn44.htm
http://www.cieldegloire.com/jg_301.php#pertes1944.

It's maybe good to add this: 3 B-24 from the 15-th AF. crashed during the Bucharest raid on June 28, 1944 - 2 of them in Rumania and one in Bulgaria. All 3 were shot down by German pilots. (Luftwaffe claimed 13-15 bombers - s. Tony Wood's site "Combat Claims" http://www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm).
In all three MACR's for the bombers one can find the information that any of the shot down a/c was attacked by 4 or 6 Bf 109, firing 20 mm shells simultaneously. Is it really possible at all to define that Menzel was the one who shot down one of the 3 bombers or could this be any of the pilots in the claims list?



Best regards!
Yves
__________________
Yves
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Friendly fire WWII Brian Allied and Soviet Air Forces 789 11th October 2019 23:04
Air Combat - 28 June 1944 - Normandy Andy ingham Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 3 8th October 2008 20:11
605 Squadron claim - 19/20th June 1944 Adriano Baumgartner Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 0 11th March 2007 01:50
June 28, 1944 - Ammunition train claim Henofred Allied and Soviet Air Forces 7 24th March 2006 08:00
Luftwaffe Aces KIA in Normandy in 1944 Christer Bergström Luftwaffe and Axis Air Forces 35 13th August 2005 21:10


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 03:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2018, 12oclockhigh.net