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Old 3rd September 2021, 11:25
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Information concerning the loss of Feldwebel Ernst Horning - 01.06.1942 over Tobruk

Hi,

Could anyone provide information on the loss of Feldwebel Ernst Horning who was a beobachter and was killed on the 1st June 1942 fighting over Tobruk in Afrika?

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Old 3rd September 2021, 18:11
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Re: Information concerning the loss of Feldwebel Ernst Horning - 01.06.1942 over Tobruk

Hello Rick,

in GQM loss return 11 June 1942 item 55 is listed:
1.6. 3./ZG 26 Feindflug, Auftrag: Gazala, Ursache: Flakbeschuß, Bf 110 F-2 4548 3U+US 100%.
F Oblt Bittner vermisst
Bf Fw Hörning vermisst.
Correction from 18 Jan 1943: Besatzung Oblt Bittner gefallen.

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Old 3rd September 2021, 19:52
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Re: Information concerning the loss of Feldwebel Ernst Horning - 01.06.1942 over Tobruk

Here is a comparison between the entries in the GQM loss lists and the Luftwaffe Kracker Archive relating to the 3./ZG 26 losses on 1 June 1942:

Bf 110 F-2 WNr. 4570 3U+BS
GQM: F Ofw Polenz, Bf Uffz Sitzmann
Kracker: F Ofw Otto Polenz, Bf Fw Hörning

Bf 110 F-2 WNr. 4548 3U+US
GQM: F Oblt Bittner, Bf Fw Hörning
Kracker: F Lt Karl-Heinz Bittner, Bf Uffz Zitzmann

Bf 110 C-5 WNr. 2233 3U+CR (Kracker), 3U+HR (GQM)
GQM: F Lt Wehmeyer, Bf Uffz Biwer
Kracker: F Oblt Alfred Wehmeyer, Bf Uffz Biwer

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Re: Information concerning the loss of Feldwebel Ernst Horning - 01.06.1942 over Tobruk

Thanks for the information Leo - very detailed
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