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Old 17th May 2008, 17:03
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17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Hi guys

On 17 May 1941, Beaufighters from Crete attacked three Greek aerodromes and seriously damaged several Bf110s and Ju52s. Does anyone know the actual damage inflicted?

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Old 19th May 2008, 15:22
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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Dear Brian,
One of the three airfields which attacked by the Beaufighters during that day was the airfield of Molaoi. According to a german document ,which i have in my hands , that raid took place at 05:30 and the casualties was one man dead and several lightly wounded.No aircraft casualties recorded.
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Old 19th May 2008, 16:24
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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Many thanks Tasos

The other two airfields were Hassani and Argos, so presumably the aircraft casualties occurred there.

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Old 19th May 2008, 23:01
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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Hi.

I have a lot of Bf 110 losses at Argos for this day, and also several Ju 52 at Kalamaki.

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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Gentlemen:

On 15 Sept 1944, I destroyed 2 JU-52s trying to land at an airfield on an island almost due West (10-12 miles) of Athens, Greece. The runway which ran approximately East and West(?) had a good sized hill to the south of the runway. Several JU-52s were parked along the runway, which were strafed by Barrie Davis, one of our pilots. In Googling the Island of Salamis, I think the airfield was located there. If so, can anyone tell me the name of the field and perhaps give a longitude and latitude for it? Our intelligence wrote up the incident and called the field Megara?? Thank you.

From there I flew at wave top level (for a couple of minutes) toward Kalamaki observing numerous dust trails from landing aircraft. However, by the time I got there, only one was still not in a revetment. I strafed what I believe was a JU-88 just he pulled into a revetment. Unbelievably, as I passed over the revetment, a man on the ground, running toward a mounted machine gun, picked up a rock and threw it at me. He had quite a good aim as the rock appeared to pass over my left wing. I intended going back for him but flak changed my mind.

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Old 20th May 2008, 10:48
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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Hello Brian, Andreas and others,

From my Bf 110 database these losses occured at Argos:

3461 II.ZG 76 50% Bf110
3660 II.ZG 26 95% Bf110
3734 I.ZG 26 15% Bf110
3806 I.ZG 26 45% Bf110
3807 I.ZG 26 50% Bf110
3863 II.ZG 26 30% Bf110
3876 I.ZG 26 60% Bf110
4054 I.ZG 26 20% Bf110
4277 II.ZG 26 30% Bf110D-3
4287 I.ZG 26 50% Bf110
4315 I.ZG 26 30% Bf110
4341 St./ZG 26 40% Bf110
4359 II.ZG 26 70% Bf110
4362 II.ZG 26 60% Bf110

Source: Reel 6 of Gen.Qm. Abt.6, Luftwaffe aircraft losses

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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Andreas & Marcel

Excellent! Thanks very for much for the information - the Bf110 losses/damage was quite considerable. Any idea how many Ju52s were hit at Kalamaki/Hassani?

Art - your contribution most interesting - a bit beyond my scope at present but noted for future projects. Many thanks.

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Old 20th May 2008, 13:22
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Once again my sincere thanks, Andreas.

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Re: 17/5/41 Bf110s and Ju52s on Greek airfields

Field "Megara" is not on an island, it`s on the mainland.

Fp.Nr. 31 148 (09.43-04.44) Fl.H.Kdtr. (E) 16/IV/ Megara


Kdr., 18.12.42-22.12.43 Hptm. Friedrich Wolf, ab 22.12.43 Hptm. Heinrich Otte

In Attika there were also the aerodroms:

Eleusis, Tatoi, Kalamaki, Phaliron and Skaramanga. Not very far Tanagra.
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