Pilot Name: I/KG26_Alpha Aircraft Type: He111 H-6 4xSc 500 Target Duties: Bomb Schaulen Airfield Targets Destroyed: None Mission End Status: Bailed in friendly territory Points: None
As lead He111 I had Fishey as my wingman with Klaus and Klang No3 & 4 a/c. We were stationed at libau a/f where the base is fitted out for He111 servicing.
Take off was smooth and I took a 114' heading for approx 50km then tuned to 120 to Moshekien where we made a final turn to 110' at 1600m 320kph cruise. Our targets required a low level tactic as the flak was reported out at Schaulen a/f, when we arrived I split to the town where tanks were seen blocking our advancing columns, Fishey headed to the a/f target, my bombing was off today as I attacked 3 tanks hitting long and destroying a large section of the surrounding buildings, I decided the target was too dangerous for the lumbering He111 so proceeded to the a/f target where Fishey was terrorizing the VVS pilots bombing their billet tents, I attempted to bomb a tank at the South East end of the runway but missed again then made a strafing run on the parked a/c guess what .....still nothing hit.
After some cursing Fishey and I pulled out of the area and decided to rtb to Fraenburgh, that was a mistake as after 10 mins heading approx 320' we pass 2 IL2's that were heading East one was smoking and the seemed not to be interested in our flight, but 5 mins later an IL2 sent rockets screaming past my cockpit and Fishey cried out at all most the same moment.........too late my elevators were gone and the rudder cables sheared. I pushed up the top hatch to see green traced whip past my head so waited till the bastid stopped firing ..then I bailed out with the rest of the crew following promptly.
The ground came up fast but I had made it into friendly territory. I looked up and saw Fishey being stalked by the same IL2 I wished him luck, but unfortunately when I returned to Libau base he was reported KIA .
A bad day for I/KG26 and my loss of aircraft was probably due to my bad flight leading as I was too far ahead of the formation when I was attacked and had no cover from Fishey Klang & Klaus's tail gunner crews.
Pilot Name:Fishey AircraftType:He-111 h6 4x500SC Target Duties:Find lone tank at Schaulen Targets Destroyed:7 static AC Mission End Status:KIA Points:14
I flew Alpha's wing to Schaulen, once we neared the city we split up, Alpha going to the city, I to the AB. As I approached the AB I thought I spotted the lone tank just SE of the runway as I got closer it turned out to be some tents, I bombed them, I hate camping commies. My next run I spotted several AC parked along the treeline N. of the runway I dropped my remaining stores and began to harass the campsite and AC parked along the runway. After a few passes I ran out of nose gun ammo and headed for Alpha on the egress. As Alpha reported we were jumped by iL2's after they got lead they came after me, a radio call for help went out but it was to take sometime. Just as JG arrived the iL gave me one last pass with rockets and well... I safeley bailed but "large" Ludwig jumped on top of my chute rendering it useless, damm stroodle eating #$@$*&$@!!
I/KG26_Redcoat: Hope you all had a good christmas folks, Happy New Year
Dec 30, 2019 17:38:49 GMT
I/KG26_Alpha: Hi Pol ...... JG26_Badger is still around in Battle of Stalingrad
May 11, 2018 20:52:03 GMT
Pol: Hi guys, it´s good to hear from you... have you heard anything from any friend of JG_26?
May 11, 2018 10:34:22 GMT
i/KG26_Evil: Hey Alpha i have 1946 again steam had it for sale for $3.60 lol they also have F1 2017 for 19 bucks so i grabbed im both now i need a stick and headphones getting there lol cya soon
Mar 25, 2018 14:32:46 GMT
I/KG26_Evil: i setup ts bud maybe catch ya today sometime im home all day im watching a little munchkin type of human i think we call them grandchildren
Mar 23, 2018 16:54:09 GMT
I/KG26_Evil: i hope we both get better soon lol
Mar 23, 2018 16:41:45 GMT
I/KG26_Alpha: Hi Evil....... same here had the flu for 2 weeks now .....feels like been beaten with baseball bats.
Mar 22, 2018 17:18:41 GMT
I/KG26_Evil: well got a new comp now im working on a joystick im gonna try to meet up with you Alpha real soon i have been ill with the flu for 2 weeks and still not feeling good arghh
Mar 22, 2018 14:42:20 GMT
Evil Hi! :): Evil Hi!
Mar 17, 2018 10:51:35 GMT
I/KG26_Alpha: Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year
Dec 26, 2017 23:30:52 GMT