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Old 29th January 2005, 08:08
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Me262 - Jg 7 / Flying Fortress / april 1945

I was wondering if anyone had info about the Jg 7 on the 16 april 1945

On this day, 6 flying Fortress have been destroyed during a raid on Dresden by Me 262 from Jg 7


Specially, I'm looking for details about the identities of these german pilots who 've destroyed these B 17 ?

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Old 29th January 2005, 20:13
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B-17 losses on 16-Apr-45

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On this day, 6 flying Fortress have been destroyed during a raid on Dresden by Me 262 from Jg 7
Fred, what is the source of this information? According to Manfred Booehme's JG 7 history, most of the unit was transfering to bases in Czechosolakia and some sections were grounded due to bad weather. His tabular list of missions for that day lists only 1 B-17 lost and it is not clear whether the single claim by an Me-262 for that day is this B-17 or one of many USAAF fighters lost that day.
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Old 30th January 2005, 23:01
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JG 7

John,

The source of this infi is "Osprey combat aircraft" B 17 FLYING FORTRESS UNITS - The 8 th AIR FORCE (part 2) - Martin Bowman P. 80

"16 april saw général Spaatz announce an end to the strategic mission o the 8th AIR FORCE, and only some tactical missions now remained. The following day, Dresden was bombed by almost 1 000 aircraft. Eight B 17s and 17 fighters were shot down, including six B.17 by Me 262 of Jg 7". (...)

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Old 31st January 2005, 20:07
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JV 44 apparently claimed a number of B-17s on the 16th. Go to Ruy's Sticky-FAQ. There is a link on that thread to known 1945 LW claims.
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Old 31st January 2005, 20:19
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date in April 45

Gentlemen the April date is incorrect. It is the 17th of the month........I./JG 7 scored at least 3 kills and also III./JG 7 was in action and followed back to bases towards Prague where quite a bit of P-51 activity occurred.

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