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Old 14th August 2005, 12:08
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Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Does anyone have any further information of the following aircrew who flew with I/ZG 76 in 1940:

Uffz Jaenicke (pilot, 1 Staffel)
Lt Heinz Ihrcke (pilot, 2 Staffel)
Lt Hans-Dietrich Knoetsch (pilot, 2 Staffel)
Uffz Heinz Fresia (pilot, 2 Staffel)
Uffz Ernst Kalinowski (pilot, 2 Staffel)
Gefr Zwickl (BF, 2 Staffel)
Uffz Mende (BF 3 Staffel)
Lt Kubetzorek
Uffz Schellig
Uffz Schlecht
Uffz Juehrke
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Old 14th August 2005, 12:44
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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Hi,

Unf.Jaenicke - was among the pilots from I/ZG76 which were picked up for their blind-flying experience to made up the "Sonderstaffel" equipped with Bf110 D-0s.
Information from "Zerstoerer The Me 110 and its Units in 1940" by J.J.Vasco and P.D.Cornwell page 18.

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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Thanks Robert-I was aware of this but need to know what happened afterwards
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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Hello Chris,

Uffz Jaenicke (pilot, 1 Staffel): I have an Ofw. Jaenicke who was with the 3./NJG 1 in July 1940 (together with Oblt. Boehmel, Oblt. Kettling, Lt. Bender, Ofw. Rossbach, Ofw. Schonherr, Fw. Mutschele and Fw. SCHLECHT. Some of those pilots seemed to have returned to the Zerstoerer, but others like Boehmel, Bender, Herzog, Lent and Schonherr stayed with the Nachtjagd-Gruppen.

Lt Heinz Ihrcke (pilot, 2 Staffel)
Lt Hans-Dietrich Knoetsch (pilot, 2 Staffel) > Knoetzsch became pilot in I.NJG 3 and was later Gruppenkommandeur.

Uffz Heinz Fresia (pilot, 2 Staffel) > II.NJG 1
Uffz Ernst Kalinowski (pilot, 2 Staffel) > II.NJG 1
Gefr Zwickl (BF, 2 Staffel)
Uffz Mende (BF 3 Staffel)
Lt Kubetzorek
Uffz Schellig
Uffz Schlecht > see my first comment about Jaenicke.
Uffz Juehrke

It is not much but the reference to the blind flying training course does make sense: it would explain why in my inventory of I.NJG 1 flying personel people show up who returned to the Zerstoerer and were killed or captured during the Battle of Britain.

Wishing you all the best from Venlo, Marcel Hogenhuis (Venlo airfield in WW-2, I.NJG 1)
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Old 14th August 2005, 15:57
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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76, Ihrke

Hello Chris,

Oblt. Heinz Ihrke became Oberleutnant on 1th June 1940, he came to the II.NJG 1 on 15th April 1942 from the Erg.St./NJG 1 and went to the II.NJG 2 some days later: 26th April 1942.

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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Marcel: Ul Ketetling never went to be a night fighter pilot, Jakob Bender did, as did Hermann Rossbach (1 Staffel, killed 20 Jan 41), Johann Schoenherr (1 Staffel), Helmuth Muetschele (1 Staffel, killed with 4/NJG 1 9 Sep 40). I have all 4 of Kettling's Flugbuchern but the months after April 40 are incomplete
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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Hi Chris: About a year ago I did a google search on Heinz Ihrcke,and an article came up that was apparently written by him. It was rather short,and without dates,but it made reference to his flying in the campaign against Greece( I assume with II/ZG-76?).It also makes reference to him being shot down(with his bf. killed)as a nightfighter,but again, No dates.I'll search my paper files to see if I can locate it. I tried to search Google just now,and nothing came up. I know this isn't much help,but thought I'd mention it. Cheers. Dean
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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Bf 110D-2, 3376, Schlecht, Fw. Wilhelm, , II., NJG 1, , , , , 13-May-41, Injured in crash., , Nachtjagd, Gen.Qu.6.Abt. (mfm #3)-Vol.4; Foreman, 1941-The Turning Point, II, p.214, , Buberg, 40%, H

Only guy I can find in my database.
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Re: Aircrew from I/ZG 76

Dean/Jim: Many thanks-it fills in yet more blanks and yet another loss not mentioned in the Balss book. I would be interested in pinpointing the Ihrcke report
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Re: Kettling

Hello Chris,

Oblt. Ulrich Kettling is listed with the 3./NJG 1 in July 1940 with some other pilots from I.ZG 76. So, if his Flugbuch is not complete after April 1940, how can you be sure that he was NOT with the nightfighter arm?

On the same pages I have for July 1940 the following pilots with the I.NJG 1 that might have had a Zerstoerer background. The 1./NJG 1 (left behind in France to form the nucleus of Erpr.Gr.210) is not listed.

In the 2./NJG 1:

Uffz. ?? Hansberg, pilot
Ogfr. ?? Neumann, Bofu
Fw. ?? Puschnerus, pilot
Fw. Otto Wiese, pilot
Uffz. Hubert Winter, Bofu
Uffz. ?? Nölter, pilot
Gfr. ?? Lux, Bofu
Ofw. ?? Wilkening, Bofu
Uffz. ?? Krause, Bofu with Puschnerus
Gfr. ?? Reinisch, Bofu with Wiese
Uffz. ?? Richter, Bofu
Uffz. ?? Baumann, Bofu with Nölter

In the 3./NJG 1:

Fw. Wilhelm Schlecht, pilot
Ogfr. Herbert Seifert, Bofu, KIA when in 4./NJG 1, KIA 9-5-1941
Uffz. Herbert Mosel, Bofu with Bender, KIA when Bofu Mutschele 4./NJG 1
Uffz. Horst Hoffmann, Bofu with Schönherr
Ogfr. Karl Lorey, Bofu, POW April 1940 but listed in July 1940 with 3./NJG 1
Lt. Helmut Lent, pilot, in October 1940 to II.NJG 1
Oblt. Ulrich Kettling, pilot
Ogfr. Fritz Volk, Bofu with Kettling
Uffz. ?? Stolper, Bofu with Hansen
Ofw. Johan Schönherr, pilot
Oblt. Gerhard Böhmel, pilot, went to Stab NJG 1, KIA 28-2-1942
Ofw. Hermann Rossbach, pilot, KIA 19-1-1941
Fw. Helmut Mutschele, pilot, KIA 9-9-1940 with 4/NJG 1

For birthdates and first names you might possibly have additional info that would be appreciated much!

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