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The Hardest Day - Part 2 (1940-08-18 16:00:00)

The Hardest Day - Part 2 (1940-08-18 16:00:00), ACG-Campaign "Battle of Britain", mission date: 2017-04-02.

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 1940-08-18 16:00:00. No.615 operated under limited strength. In total the RAF fielded 61 aircraft.

No.111:

No.111 claims 0.5 enemy aircraft destroyed and 2 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 9 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.111.
Five aircrafts from No.111 returned damaged, while one was lost.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Sgt Allen 'Mauf' Owen
No.32:

No.32 claims 3 enemy aircraft destroyed and 3.5 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 1 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.32.
Five aircrafts from No.32 returned damaged, while two were lost. One pilot was able to save himself.
The following pilots were wounded during this mission:

  • F/Sgt Luther 'Onebad' Elliott
  • Sgt Martin 'Coolio' Murray
  • F/O Royce 'Ginger' Chins-Ranton
  • S/Ldr Don 'Thaine' George
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Sgt Sebastian 'Pathfinder' Frinton-Smith
No.501:

2 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.501.
Seven aircrafts from No.501 returned damaged, while two were lost. One pilot was able to save himself.
The following pilots were wounded during this mission:

  • Sgt Harold 'Spectre' Thomson
  • F/Lt Curtis 'Bunny' Mcdonald
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • P/O Fred 'Broadsword' Stevens
No.610:

No.610 claims 7.5 enemy aircraft destroyed and 2 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 5 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.610.
Four aircrafts from No.610 returned damaged, while one was lost.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • W/O Roy 'Biggs' Murphy
No.615:

No.615 claims 3 enemy aircraft destroyed. 1 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.615.
Three aircrafts from No.615 returned damaged, while one was lost.
The following pilot was wounded during this mission:

  • S/Ldr Ralph 'Kev' Carr
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Sgt Raymond 'Genisis' Harrison
No.64:

No.64 claims 4 enemy aircraft destroyed and 5 enemy aircraft probable destroyed. 5 enemy aircraft were damaged by No.64.
Three aircrafts from No.64 returned damaged, while three were lost. Two pilots were able to save themselves.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Sgt Bob 'Phalcon' Johnson
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The following enemy casualties are claimed:

Destroyed:
  • 5 BF-109
  • 13 HE-111
Probable:
  • 7 BF-109
  • 5.5 HE-111
Damaged:
  • 1 BF-108
  • 8 BF-109
  • 14 HE-111

The following ground targets were destroyed:

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The following promotions were issued:

  • Billie 'Slyer' Gardner to Sergeant Pilot
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We are happy to announce the following decorations:

  • F/O Royce 'Ginger' Chins-Ranton, Sgt Michael 'Carbs' Reynolds, W/O Willie 'Larry' Griffiths, W/O Jesse 'Hollywood' George, P/O Donald 'Archangel' Murray, P/O Frank 'Paddy' Thomson, F/Sgt Willie 'Binkitone' Jackson, Sgt Donald 'Tatts' Scott, F/Lt Curtis 'Bunny' Mcdonald and F/Sgt Blade 'Jammy' Parry were awarded the RAF Aircrew Brevet
  • F/O Ralph 'Sokka' Jackson, W/Cdr Ralph 'Teepee' Bennett, Sgt Glen 'Fishin' Francis and S/Ldr Ralph 'Kev' Carr were awarded the Victory Medal
  • S/Ldr Ralph 'Kev' Carr was mentioned in dispatches.
  • S/Ldr Ralph 'Kev' Carr, Sgt Matthew 'Wiggy' Campbell, Sgt Glen 'Fishin' Francis, W/Cdr Ralph 'Teepee' Bennett, F/O Ralph 'Sokka' Jackson, Sgt Benjamin 'Kerdou' Richards, F/Sgt Jim 'Dange' Mackenzie and Sgt Joseph 'Lofty' Cole were awarded the Victory Medal with Battle of Britain Clasp
  • P/O Frank 'Paddy' Thomson was awarded the Aviation Badge
Congratulations.

Axis units:

Luftwaffe Staffeln 1./JG26, 4./JG26, 5./JG26, 6./JG26, 6./ZG76, 7./JG26, 8./JG26 and 9./JG26 departed for combat operations on 1940-08-18 16:00:00. 1./JG26, 5./JG26, 6./JG26, 7./JG26, 8./JG26 and 9./JG26 operated under limited strength. In total the Luftwaffe fielded 68 aircraft.

1./JG26:

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

  • Hptgefr Max 'Lachs' Schwaiger
  • Lt Gerhard 'Toxic' Menze
  • Gefr John 'Spirit' Schöpfel
  • Gefr Friedrich 'Sixfeet' Barthel
  • Ogfr Albert 'Jaydog' Kowalski
4./JG26:

4./JG26 claims 1 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed and 2 enemy aircraft unconfirmed destroyed. 1 enemy ground targets were destroyed by 4./JG26.
Two aircrafts were lost. One pilot was able to save himself.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Gefr Karlheinz 'Schneemann' Langner
5./JG26:


Four aircrafts were lost.
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Lt Karlheinz 'Lee' Schiffbauer
  • Lt Karlheinz 'Flyby' Stahnke
  • Ogfr Dieter 'Lobo' Cassens
  • Fw Michael 'Krass' Walther
6./JG26:

6./JG26 claims 1 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed.
Two aircrafts from 6./JG26 returned damaged, while one was lost.
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.

  • Uffz Egon 'Leole' Dombrowa
6./ZG76:


Two aircrafts from 6./ZG76 returned damaged, while two were lost. Two pilots were able to save themselves.
7./JG26:

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

  • Uffz Werner 'Centurion' Walter
  • Olt Gerhard 'Goat' Jahn
  • Ufw Joachim 'Robin' Graf
8./JG26:


Two aircrafts from 8./JG26 returned damaged, while one was lost.
The following pilots were wounded during this mission:

  • Uffz Hans-Jürgen 'Cougar' Westphal
  • Gefr Ernst 'Woekie' Jäckel
The following pilot is missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Gefr Heinrich 'Whisky' Holzenkaempfer
9./JG26:

9./JG26 claims 1 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed.
Two aircrafts from 9./JG26 returned damaged, while two were lost.
The following pilot was wounded during this mission:

  • Fw Friedhelm 'Stig' Kruse
The following pilots are missing and assumed dead or captured by the enemy.
  • Ogfr Reinhold 'Brigg' Derp
  • Ufw Fritz 'Katt' Kemethmüller
  • Lt Gerhard 'Coopes' Schöpfel
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The following enemy casualties are claimed:

Confirmed:
  • 5 Hawker Hurricane
  • 2 Supermarine Spitfire
Unconfirmed:
  • 2 Hawker Hurricane

The following ground targets were destroyed:


  • 1 Aircraft
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We are happy to announce the following decorations:

  • Lt Wilfried 'Zalzam' Schiffbauer, Ufw Kurt 'Killerfaust' Kranefeld, Ufw Max 'Elos' Martin, Gefr Hans 'Taxi' Dirksen, Ogfr Alwin 'SkyVi' Gruber, Fw Alexander 'Zyk' Hansen and Gefr Hans-Georg 'Sabro' Wedekind were awarded the Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen
  • Uffz Hans-Jürgen 'Cougar' Westphal and Fw Friedhelm 'Stig' Kruse were awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz
  • Gefr Ernst 'Woekie' Jäckel, Gefr Ulrich 'Wolf' Gehrke and Hptgefr Valentin 'Smokejumper' Kelch were mentioned in dispatches.
Congratulations.
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