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Old 16th March 2008, 14:06
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He111 confusion...

Hi, folks...

One of Ed West's recent offerings... any ideas about this Heinkel He111... ? Clearly coded as an 8.Staffel/KG40 machine, but carrying the emblem of 11.Staffel/KG1... ?

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Old 16th March 2008, 14:12
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Re: He111 confusion...

According to "Luftwaffe Codes, Markings and Units 1939-45" by Rosch [Schiffer, 1995] 8./KG40 was formed from 2./KG 1 in April 1941, so I suppose there could be a number of reasons why this example retained the KG 1 emblem at the time the photo was taken...

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Re: He111 confusion...

Hi, Peter...

Many thanks for your quick response. I have to embarrassingly admit that I have Mr Rosch's very publication by my side here at my computer... ! Perhaps if I'd taken to looking through it, I wouldn't have been so confused in the first place...

Oh well, what are Sunday lunchtimes for anyway...?

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Re: He111 confusion...

I have III/KG 40 being formed from I/KG 1 24 Mar 41 at Brest Lanveoc and I have them still using KG 1's codes (V4) up to (at least) 11 May 41
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Re: He111 confusion...

Chris...

Again, my thanks for a quick response... I'm off to do something else I'm hopefully better able to tackle today... !

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Re: He111 confusion...

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Oh well, what are Sunday lunchtimes for anyway...?
...my pleasure ...and a wet Sunday lunchtime too here is a grey and overcast South London...

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Re: He111 confusion...

...and I'm off to the pub for lunch and to continue celebrating the rugby (spot the Welshman)
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...and I'm off to the pub for lunch and to continue celebrating the rugby (spot the Welshman)
We'll get our revenge in Croke Park next year, you will see!
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Re: He111 confusion...

In Croke Park or because of Croke Park? One lives in hope-all I have had all day is how England gave us the Grand Slam and how much better England were because they put more points over you lot. Still, who has the silverware? Happy St Paddy's Day!
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Good to see Welsh rugby back from the wilderness. Took a Kiwi coach to turn things around. Ireland must wish they hadn't got rid of him.
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