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15th September - Battle of Britain day Pt 1 (1940-09-15 10:30:00)

15th September - Battle of Britain day Pt 1 (1940-09-15 10:30:00), ACG-Campaign "Battle of Britain", mission date: 2018-06-03.

The mission's current status is: Closed

Mission Synopsis:

Allied units:

Royal Air Force squadrons No.111, No.32, No.501, No.610, No.615 and No.64 departed for combat operations on 1940-09-15 10:30:00. No.610 and No.64 operated under full strength. While No.111 and No.32 operated under limited strength. In total the RAF fielded 67 aircraft.

No.111:

No.111 claims 4 enemy aircraft destroyed and 1 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 4 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.111.
One aircraft from No.111 returned damaged, while four were lost. Three pilots were able to save themselves.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Sgt Archie 'Mooch' Johnson
No.32:

No.32 claims 4 enemy aircraft destroyed and 1 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 4 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.32.
Two aircrafts from No.32 returned damaged, while four were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Sgt Bernard 'Pinetree' Dawson
  • F/Sgt Lee 'Slyer' Ross
  • Sgt Alastair 'Textbook' MacDonald
  • Sgt Alan 'Squid' Hughes
No.501:

No.501 claims 3 enemy aircraft destroyed and 5 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 10 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.501.
Six aircrafts from No.501 returned damaged, while five were lost. Two pilots were able to save themselves.
The following pilots were wounded during this mission:

  • F/Sgt Alex 'Pariah' Grant
  • F/Lt Salvatore 'Bunny' Bell
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Sgt Vernon 'Spectre' George
  • Sgt Fred 'Kagou' Davies
  • F/Sgt Andrew 'Secu' Gibson
No.610:

No.610 claims 7 enemy aircraft destroyed and 2 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 6 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.610.
Four aircrafts from No.610 returned damaged, while three were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Sgt Junior 'Jailor' Johnston
  • Sgt Billy 'Tatts' Duncan
  • W/Cdr Milton 'Maltloaf' Harper
No.615:

No.615 claims 6.5 enemy aircraft destroyed and 4 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 8 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.615.
Three aircrafts from No.615 returned damaged, while four were lost. Three pilots were able to save themselves.
The following pilot was wounded during this mission:

  • Sgt Rudolph 'Spigot' Macdonald
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Sgt Philip 'Genisis' Jackson
No.64:

No.64 claims 3 enemy aircraft destroyed. 1 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.64.
Five aircrafts from No.64 returned damaged, while five were lost. Three pilots were able to save themselves.
The following pilot was wounded during this mission:

  • Sgt Tony 'Alpha' Woods
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Sgt Tony 'Nax' Shaw
  • F/Sgt Douglas 'Vukac' Bennett
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The following enemy casualties are claimed:

Destroyed:
  • 8.5 BF-109
  • 4 BF-110
  • 13 DO-17
  • 1 DO-215
  • 1 HE-111
Probable:
  • 4 BF-109
  • 1 BF-110
  • 7 DO-17
  • 1 JU-88
Damaged:
  • 7 BF-109
  • 2 BF-110
  • 21 DO-17
  • 2 DO-215
  • 1 JU-88

The following ground targets were destroyed:

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The following promotions were issued:

  • F/Sgt Ralph 'Matt' Jordan to Warrant Officer
  • Sgt Wilfred 'Jonesy' Newman to Flight Sergeant
  • F/Sgt Edwin 'Sharpe' Barker to Pilot Officer
  • Sgt Franklin 'Ullski' Stone to Flight Sergeant
  • W/O Kim 'Jammy' Jonung to Pilot Officer
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We are happy to announce the following decorations:

  • F/Sgt Wilfred 'Pathfinder' Adams, W/O Earl 'Grumpy' Bates, F/Lt Salvatore 'Bunny' Bell, Sgt Benjamin 'Raven' Dean and F/Lt Junior 'Vranac' Clarke were awarded the RAF Aircrew Brevet
  • Sgt Wilfred 'Jonesy' Newman, Sgt Alex 'Mato' Ali, Sgt David 'Django' Moore, Sgt Stephen 'Passion' Murray and Sgt Eddie 'Darky' Scott were awarded the Victory Medal with Battle of Britain Clasp
  • F/Sgt Alex 'Pariah' Grant, Sgt Alvin 'Grunt' Kennedy and P/O Pierre 'Miki' Blaize were mentioned in dispatches.
  • Sgt Brent 'Digby' Pearson was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal with Bar
  • Sgt Benjamin 'Raven' Dean was awarded the Aviation Badge
  • Sgt Vernon 'Spectre' George was awarded the Victory Medal
Congratulations.

Axis units:

Luftwaffe Staffeln 1./JG26, 4./JG26, 5./JG26, 6./JG26, 6./ZG76, 7./JG26, 8./JG26, 9./JG26 and Stab/JG26 departed for combat operations on 1940-09-15 10:30:00. 1./JG26, 4./JG26, 5./JG26 and 6./JG26 operated under limited strength. While 6./ZG76, 7./JG26, 8./JG26 and Stab/JG26 had to operate under very limited strength. In total the Luftwaffe fielded 62 aircraft.

1./JG26:

1./JG26 claims 3 enemy aircraft unconfirmed destroyed.
One aircraft from 1./JG26 returned damaged, while one was lost.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Gefr Jakob 'ZigZag' Heilmann
4./JG26:

4./JG26 claims 5 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed and 1 enemy aircraft unconfirmed destroyed.
One aircraft was lost.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Gefr Georg-Peter 'Slippy' Willius
5./JG26:

5./JG26 claims 2 enemy aircraft unconfirmed destroyed.
Two aircrafts from 5./JG26 returned damaged, while four were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Olt Ernst 'Lee' Liebherr
  • Ogfr Peter 'Welshy' Mössner
  • Lt Anton 'Flyby' Warthemann
  • Ufw Julius 'Dub' Pilch
  • Ogfr Walther 'Mezza' Draheim
6./JG26:

6./JG26 claims 1 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed and 1 enemy aircraft unconfirmed destroyed.
One aircraft was lost.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Ufw Wolfgang 'Thaine' Übel
6./ZG76:


One aircraft from 6./ZG76 returned damaged, while five were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Ufw Richard 'Katt' Latka
  • Ufw Andreas 'HansWind' Girstenbreu
  • Gefr Ludwig 'HotLunch' Johannsen
  • Gefr Bruno 'Web' Liebherr
  • Olt Erhard 'Frederf' Laube
7./JG26:

7./JG26 claims 2 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed.
Three aircrafts were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Uffz Bernhard 'Smokejumper' Matuschka
  • Fw Gert 'Centurion' Bieker
  • Fw Alfons 'Godman' Philipp
8./JG26:


One aircraft from 8./JG26 returned damaged, while two were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Maj Eduard 'Wiesel' Neumann
  • Hptgefr Gerd 'Taxi' Wiegand
9./JG26:

9./JG26 claims 1 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed and 3 enemy aircraft unconfirmed destroyed.
One aircraft from 9./JG26 returned damaged, while four were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Gefr Arthur 'Today' Hütter-Walleck
  • Obfw Alois 'Kubo' Heck
  • Uffz Edgar 'Brigg' Kraus
  • Ogfr Erhard 'Brennan' Hütter-Walleck
Stab/JG26:


The whole squadron returned without losses or sustained damage.
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The following enemy casualties are claimed:

Confirmed:
  • 6 Hawker Hurricane
  • 3 Supermarine Spitfire
Unconfirmed:
  • 5 Hawker Hurricane
  • 5 Supermarine Spitfire

The following ground targets were destroyed:


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We are happy to announce the following decorations:

  • Lt Wilhelm 'Schmuck' Wenzel, Fw Franz 'Zyk' Beer, Gefr Ferdinand 'Tommi' Schmid, Obfw Michael 'Krass' Steinberg and Ufw Kurt 'Santi' Hermann were awarded the Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen
  • Hptm Bodo 'LuftAsher' Hummel and Uffz Ewald 'SkyVi' Linecker were awarded the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Congratulations.
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