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Old 16th May 2010, 19:04
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II./ZG 26 Me-410 losses 13 May 1944?

Has anyone seen any details on the air actions on 13 May 1944 when II./ZG 26 reportedly lost 13 Me-410? Presumably they were the Me-410A-1/U-4 with the 5 cm Bordkanone?

One of the few details I've seen was that Capt. R. Petersen of 364th FS, 357th FG was credited with 1.5 kills against them that day. The 357 FG that day has a total of 5 credits.
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Re: II./ZG 26 Me-410 losses 13 May 1944?

Are you sure about 13 lost Me 410s|?
II. Gruppe reported 6 a/c damaged/destroyed...and no claims...
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Re: II./ZG 26 Me-410 losses 13 May 1944?

The 355th FG were credited with 5-0-1 Me 410's east of Berlin on the way to Posnan. Brown 1-0-0, Dix 2-0-0, Morris 2-0-0, Jacobson 0-0-1
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Re: II./ZG 26 Me-410 losses 13 May 1944?

Peter:
I've seen the casualties listed as 12 or 13. Sometimes listed as II./ZG 26 and sometimes simply as ZG 26. Maybe total ZG 26 losses on 13 May? Green in his old classic "Warplanes of the Third Reich" attributes the 13 May losses to the eventual disbandment and reforming of II./ZG 26.

The claims by 363 Fighter Squadron I've seen are: Moore 1, Dodley .5, Petersen 1.5, Shaw .5, Sullivan 1.5.
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Re: II./ZG 26 Me-410 losses 13 May 1944?

Casualty list for crews or planes? If crews, than it would match 6 planes
if planes, than I do not know about the rest of the Geschwader or Gruppe.

However 12.May 1944 they defended Sudettenlandisce Treibstofwerke...but also noted only 6 planes destroyed or damaged. However on this day they were in air with BK 5 testing it...
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