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Old 12th June 2018, 17:07
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109s attacking shipping 8 May 1942

On the morning of 8th May 1942, somewhere in the English Channel, six Bf 109s attacked a British trawler which returned fire. The first wave shot up the trawler and the second wave dropped small (?) bombs. The trawler was damaged and had casualties. All British accounts agree that one 109 was lost and another left smoking heavily. It is possible the trawler had another vessel in tow at the time.


Can anyone advise what Lw units were involved and any further details?


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Re: 109s attacking shipping 8 May 1942

10./JG 2 attacked a convoy off Worthing at 1025 hrs with 4 Bf 109s after which another 12 attacked Worthing 1224-1305 hrs. Only loss was Uffz Bruno Görendt who was shot down in the second attack by Adj A G Y Debec of 340 Sqn. All in my book Luftwaffe Fighter-Bombers over Britain
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Re: 109s attacking shipping 8 May 1942

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10./JG 2 attacked a convoy off Worthing at 1025 hrs with 4 Bf 109s...
Thank you Chris, it appears the RN gunner who got a DSM for downing one and damaging another in the shipping action was, shall we say, 'lucky'?

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Afraid so but you cannot deny his bravery
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Absolutely. He went on to greater things.
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