Freitag, 26. September 2014

BF 109 G6 Stab II./JG 3 Maj. Kurt Brändle

BF 109 G6 Stab II./JG 3 “Udet”, Winkel - Maj. Kurt Brändle, Uetersen - Germany, September 1943 KIA 3 November, 1943 in Bf 109G6 Werk # 26058 when he was shot down off Egmond, over the North Sea, by fighters escorting Medium bombers to Amsterdam. His body washed ashore later. About 700 combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Morane south of Sedan, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire WSW of Insel Wight on 16 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 10 km W of Insel Wight on 26 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 20 May, 1942. One of many multiple victories, five on 7 August, 1942; all Il-2's in the Klirchevski/Plosowitoje/Isoleniyj areas. An ER-2 and two Il-2's in the Stalingrad area on 23 August, 1942. Four Il-2's and a Yak-1 on 17 December, 1942. Two Il-2's on 31 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 20 April, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 19 June, 1943. Five Soviet victories on 5 July, 1943. The info on the Bf 109F-4 "Black 1" is from a modeler description; the AC was flown at Frolov (Stalingrad) Russia. Germany's 20th ranked fighter Ace.

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