(code here)Mission Date: 8th August 1940
Pilot Status: KIA / OK
Aircraft Status: Lost / Damaged
Time Place Aircraft Opponent Confirmed - - - - -
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Mission Date: 8th August 1940
Unit: Stab II./JG26
Aircraft: Bf 109 E-1
Markings: << + -
Pilot Status: OK
Aircraft Status: OK, RTB
|1645||Channel near Isle of Wight||Hurricane||-||yes (Oho + Neun)|
I led my Gruppe into the air at 1613. Our task was to escort Stukas from Cherbourg to a convoy of ships east of the Isle Of Wight. Obergefreiter Oho was my wingman today.
We met the Stukas over Cherbourg at 1624 at an altitude of 3000m. The escort was flown in high altitude in loose formation. At 1642 we spotted the enemy in front of us, near the convoy.
A wide spread out dogfight resulted.
A Hurricane past directly in front of my at a distance of about 150m. The Hurricane was in a left turn, showing me its belly. I gave it a full burst from all my weapons and spotted hits directly on the cockpit floor. When passing I looked back and saw the Hurricane climbing up steeply for a short moment and then dropping down like a stone towards the sea. I assume that the pilot was dead since he didn't bail out. This happened at 1645, eye witnesses were Neun and Oho.
I gave orders to everyone to stay above the ships to gain air superiority since more waves of Stukas were on the way.
Suddenly I spotted a Spitfire turning in on my wingman's six o'clock. I wasn't able to help him since he turned away from me in a left hand climb while we were actually in a right hand turn. The Spitifre damaged his radiator and let him go. But he had to ditch in the channel since the resulting engine failure.
I damaged another Hurricane and a Spitfire while holding position over the ships. After the last wave of Stukas had finished their attack, I left the target area and escorted them back towards France. Some lone Hurricanes were still following them but Hauptgefreiter MarLeo and me where able to draw them away.
At 1719 I landed back at Theville, undamaged.