Pilot Name: I/KG26_MadJek Aircraft Type:JU-87D3 [Loadout 1x500kg & 2x250kg bombs 100% fuel] Target Duties:Destroy supply columns at Mitau Airfield/Search and Destroy along MSR Targets Destroyed:20 Cars & 4 Tanks Mission End Status: Landed at Frauenberg Points: 660
Mission Debriefing: Begin Mission over Schrunden Aerodrome with my flight of 4 Ju-87D3's. My rear gunner reported seeing friendly fighters high on our 5 o'clock, then veering away north. I took an easterly heading of 90 degrees to my target. Enroute to my target I followed the MSR towards Frauenberg, and then I headed towards Doblen at about 2500m. I heard over the radio that there were enemy farther north, so I turned southeast and proceeded south of Doblen. After making it south of Doblen, I headed east again. When I got closer to the target, I turned towards a heading of approximately 50 degrees. I wanted to line up on the enemy airfield and search for the convoys. As I was coming in on the runway, I saw a great deal of enemy airplanes, trucks, and large caliber flak firing. The airfield looked to be full of the enemy. I lost a bit of altitude and noticed a large group trucks on the southwest corner of the runway. I banked my plane towards the group of vehicles, went into a shallow dive, and lowered my dive brakes. While in my dive, the flak coming from the convoys became more intense. I decided to retract my dive brakes and push up the throttle. I wanted to pick up speed and not be an easy target for the Soviet gunners. After dropping my bombs, I instructed the rest of my flight to attack. I pulled out of my dive and heard my rear gunner call out hits. He also said he saw the rest of the flight dropping bombs. I didn't hear if they got any hits. I then called out over the radio for them to regroup and head home. We took a westerly heading. As we continued west, I thought it would be advantageous for us to follow one of the know supply routes from Riga to the front. So I headed northwest until reaching the MSR. We flew the MSR home. When we got to sector R-21 I spotted a group of Soviet trucks. They were stopped on the eastern side of the river. I made a pass at the column and instructed the rest of the flight to do the same. A new pilot in my flight made his run on a flak truck, that had now kicked up, and called out in great excitement its destruction. We made a few more passes before heading home. I again followed the MSR west and landed in Frauenberg, sending the rest of my flight back home to Schaulen.
I am the bomber 17 — Proud machine — sleek and powerful, Made by man to kill his foe, Made of steel and wood and metal, Built to fight and drop destruction .
— Robert Cromwell, 'Skyward: A Ballad of the Bomber.'
Pilot Name:I/KG26_Evil AircraftType:IL2 Sturmovik Target Duties:seek and destroy along msr Targets Destroyed: 2-tanks 3-cars Mission End Status:Safe Points:155
Mission Debriefing:Was 3rd in a flight of 4 recovered IL2s with Alpha leading the flight.We took off from Frauenburg heading NE along the msr.We found a column in the area of r22 but looked like the bridge was out so we left it for strafing on the rtb route.We carried on down the msr and picked up a group of 4 tanks which we also left for the rtb.As we approached Riga airfiel we spotted yet another column and decided to attack.i took out 3cars and a flak tank.I regrouped with flight leader Alpha and agressed sw back dwn the msr to follow up on targets.Alpha was first in on the tanks with looked like a very good hit only one tank was left it took 2 passes but i got the tank.As we agressed home we met up with enemy fighters with dire consequences we lost Alpha on a headon with a fighter looked like both went down but i did see a chute so looks like Alpha got out.The area was s22 i believe.The fighter then attack me and the 2 remaining in our flight.i doubled back as he was attacking my wing and got off a couple rounds into him.He then broke off and left the area.iI then headed back to msr for the last column but was to far west along msr i had missed it. Rest of flight was uneventfull msr was quiet rest of way back.Landed safe!!!!
Post by I/KG26_Alpha on Sept 17, 2006 20:38:56 GMT
Pilot Name: I/KG26_Alpha AircraftType: Captured IL2 Target Duties: Riga MSR patrol Targets Destroyed: 3 x Tanks 1 x Mig Mission End Status: Bailed out Points: 44
Took off in our newly acquired IL2's as we have no bombers of our own at Frauen airfield, After taking off with Evil as my wingman we followed the msr to Riga looking for targets of oppertunity on the way to our primary target.
I spotted a column stopped at a damaged bridge in R-21 grid we over flew making a note of it position heading up to riga where I spotted 4 tanks stopped in grid U-23 again we noted thier position and kept goin to Riga primary target.
At grid V-23 A column open fired on me and Evil circled as I drew the flak for 4 circuits calling him in to attack, he made good runs and scored good hits, we turned west back to the secondary targets and I scored 3 tank kills Evil finnishing the last one. I called the flight to formation and had Evil closing fast to regroup , as I looked forwards a Mig filled my windscreen I instinctively fired all guns and blasted his, plane to bits just 30 metres in front of me his debris hacked off my starboard wing and will full left rudder I made a successful bail out noting I had kill the Migs flight leader, during my decnt I saw Mig number 2 go after the rest of my flight.
I made a good landing running for the boarder just a few miles away, noting that there was a large nomans land in the forest east of frauen.
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