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Old 5th January 2018, 18:48
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Are German claims for Potez 63 actually Petlyakov Pe-2?

I hope experts on the Soviet VVS may be able to help confirm a theory that Luftwaffe claims for Potez 63s in 1941 were actually Petlyakov Pe-2s, which I understand were newly into service at that time and may not have been recognised by German pilots.

As an example, I am looking at claims for two Potez 63s made by Oberfeldwebel Herbert Kutscha of II./SKG 210 on 22nd October 1941. A record from a Flugbuch suggests combat took place south-west of Moscow between 10:35 and 12:10 (German times) and another member here has tied this down to the area of Troitsk.

Does anyone know if the VVS had Pe-2s operating in this area? It would be really helpful if there are also corresponding loss reports.

All help appreciated.
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Tim O.

Looking for any information or documents relating to:
Alfred Schmittka 5./KG 54; Josef Harmeling 4.(Schlacht)/LG 2; Wilhelm Gaul 1./106, 2./906 & III./KG 40; Karl Müller I./KG 2; Werner Breese 5.(F)/122
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