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Old 2nd June 2022, 16:22
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Re: Lutwaffe engagement 12 May 1940 - SE Louvain

Hi all,

On the 12th May, 1940, SE of Louvain a Lysander was shot up, a 13 Sqn aircraft. Time estimated 15:50Hrs.

The Lysander got away, flown by F/L W. BLACKWOOD. Who claimed the possibly shoot or damaged one of these. Don't know what type of aircraft.

Any help would be great.

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Re: Lutwaffe engagement 12 May 1940 - SE Louvain

Danny,

In my humble opinion...if the machine was NOT shot down, it WAS NOT claimed. And the Germans did not allowed for "damaged" claims, as far as I know (like the Allied). It was either shot down (with an Abschüssmeldung and testimonies - wingmen or ground observers) or it was not "claimed".

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Re: Lutwaffe engagement 12 May 1940 - SE Louvain

The unit most active in this area on the 12th (Gembloux-Louvain) was I./JG27.
But as said by Adriano, no claim because no shoot-down.


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Re: Lutwaffe engagement 12 May 1940 - SE Louvain

On the "biography" of Erbo Graf von Kageneck there is a passage that suggest that he and other two members of 2./JG 1 tried to shot down a "nimble" reconaissance machine that managed to slip away, on the afternoon of the 12th May 1940.

I do not know however the whereabouts or local of his patrol line, but it "could be" a possible candidate as well.

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Re: Lutwaffe engagement 12 May 1940 - SE Louvain

Thanks guys, that is great news!!!!
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