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Old 10th May 2018, 12:39
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Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

Dear all,

Who can tell me which KG (?) unit operated with the Dornier Do17 Z coded U5+ from Griesheim, Lachen-Speyer and Niedermendig in June 1940?

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Old 10th May 2018, 12:44
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

U5=KG 2 but the bases May June 40 were Geinsheim & Wengerohr (I Gruppe), Gross Ostheim, Ober Olm & Trier (II Gruppe) & Biblis & Kirchberg (III Gruppe)
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Old 10th May 2018, 14:25
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

That unit was the Nachtjagdkette 1, formed early June with Do 17Z from 2./KG 2.
The unit became 5./NJG 1 on 19.07.40.
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Old 10th May 2018, 15:24
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

Thanks Chris and Gerhard -that would really fit the bill!

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Old 10th May 2018, 15:34
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

Gerhard (and others); as this is a little known Nachtjagd unit -what is known about it's short history?

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Old 10th May 2018, 15:48
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

This would explain why Uffz Vincenz Giessübel of 2./KG 2 POW 15 May 1940 ends up on 2./NJG 2 but before you ask, his logbook starts 13 Nov 40! However, he returned to his unit 18 May 1940, EK 1 21 May 1940 then posted to 5./NJG 1 15 Aug 40 and this becomes 2./NJG 2 11 Nov 40. No mention of Nachtjagdkette

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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

Interesting photo and details about a Do 17Z coded U5.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/osborne_villas/5614179674
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Old 10th May 2018, 21:26
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

There are many U5 coded photos around but not related to the one Theo is interested in
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Old 10th May 2018, 21:30
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

Right Chris -it would be great to know if there are any photos around of Nachtjagdkette 1 Do17 Z's!

I know of at last one Do17 Z that flew with 5./NJG1 on a Fernnachtjagd op from Schiphol airfield in mid August 1940 still bearing the old U5+ code, but alas no photo ..

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Old 10th May 2018, 22:28
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Re: Identity Do17 Z unit coded U5+ June 1940?

...but what version Z?
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