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Old 16th February 2009, 16:28
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Helmut Mertens - 20 February 1944

Hello all

On 20 February 1944, Hauptmann Helmut Mertens (54 victories, RK), Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 3, was shot down and badly wounded in aerial combat after claiming a B-24 four-engined bomber. He bailed out but never returned to combat duty. Would anyone have the usual loss list information for the fighter that he was flying that day?

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Old 16th February 2009, 16:58
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Re: Helmut Mertens - 20 February 1944

Leo, all I have is Bf109G6 wn 161358 with location of Andernach,

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Old 16th February 2009, 18:48
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Re: Helmut Mertens - 20 February 1944

Hello,

Mertens rammed a B-24 in air combat and the markings on his 109 were white 1 + I.

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Old 17th February 2009, 05:58
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Helmut Mertens - 20 February 1944

Hello Brian and Tomi

Many thanks for your input on completing more on what I know of this fellow. I greatly appreciate it.

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