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Old 25th September 2016, 23:43
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Information. On earning the loss of Uffz. Stevan Kovacs - bomber pilot killed on 27.05.1942

Hi,

Can anyone provide information on the loss of Uffz. Stevan Kovacs who fell on the 27th May 1942 on a bombing mission?

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Re: Information. On earning the loss of Uffz. Stevan Kovacs - bomber pilot killed on 27.05.1942

Hi Rick,

Here you go.....

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Re: Information. On earning the loss of Uffz. Stevan Kovacs - bomber pilot killed on 27.05.1942

Hi

Thanks Melvin.

Can anyone suggest what mission this crew was on?

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Re: Information. On earning the loss of Uffz. Stevan Kovacs - bomber pilot killed on 27.05.1942

PQ-16

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He 111 bombers of German Luftwaffe unit I./KG 26 and Ju 88 dive bombers of KG 30 attacked Allied convoy PQ-16 southeast of Bear Island (Bjørnøya), Norway in multiple waves. The first attack arrived over PQ-16 at 0320 hours, causing no damage. At 1100 hours, US freighter City of Joliet suffered a near miss. At 1310 hours, US freighter Alamar was hit by two bombs and was abandoned 20 minutes after with all aboard surviving. At 1315 hours, US ship Mormacsul was sunk by 1 bomb hit and 3 near misses; 3 were killed, 45 survived. At 1410 hours, British catapult aircraft merchantman Empire Lawrence was sunk after receiving 5 hits; 25 were killed. In the afternoon, Russian ship Stari Bolshevik, British ship Empire Baffin, and Polish destroyer Garland were damaged by German attacks, followed by US ship City of Joliet being damaged after being struck by a crashing German dive bomber (she would be abandoned at the end of the day). At 1945 hours, British merchant ship Empire Purcell was hit by 2 bombs and was abandoned. Finally, at 1950 hours, British merchant ship Lowther Castle was hit by a torpedo from a I./KG26 He 111 bomber and sank. I./KG 26 recorded the loss of two crews on this day.
http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=298

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Re: Information. On earning the loss of Uffz. Stevan Kovacs - bomber pilot killed on 27.05.1942

Andreas,

Very interesting report about that day!

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Indeed! Someone has gone through a lot of trouble to put this together. Also looks like it was a hell of a day.

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