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Karl-Heinz Scherfling

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Karl-Heinz Scherfling

Postby Davy on 14 Dec 2005 12:57

Hi,

i'm looking for all the info of Karl-Heinz Scherfling, his career, his medals, his victories, etc.?

This is the info that i've already found.

7./NJG.1, 1./NJG.1, 10./NJG.1, 12./NJG.1
Born 6/9/18 - Gelsenkirchen
Died KIA 21/7/44 - Mol, Belgie
Buried in Lommel, Belgie Blok 21 Grave 140

RK - 8/4/44 - Oberfeldwebel - 12./NJG.1
DKiG - 16/8/43 - Oberfeldwebel - 10./NJG.1
EK I
EK II
Ehrenpokal
Flugzeugführerabzeichen
Frontflugspange für Nachtjäger

33 (31?) victories

i'm looking alll this info of him because the place where he was killed in Mol is only a few miles from my house,
and some of my older neighbours have seen the plane when it was crashed on the night of 21/22 july 1944.

Thanks, Davy
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Postby VtwinVince on 15 Dec 2005 04:30

The wreckage of Scherfling's plane was excavated about ten years ago by Stephen Martin and a local archaeologist. I believe they recovered some guns, amongst other things.
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Postby Erich on 15 Dec 2005 06:30

born in Gelsenkirchen in 1918. end of 1940 he was in 7./NJG 1, and scored his first victory on the night of march 31/April 1, 1941. sEcond kills was on the night of April 9/10. In the spring of 42 he was transferred and operated out of 4./NJG 2 later 10./NJG 1 and by the end of 1942 he had 6 air victories to his credit. In 1943 his scoring really took off and he had 23 kills and upon his 29th kill he received the Ritterkreuz, later a transfer into 12./NJG 1.

After his 33rd victory on the night of July 20/21, 1944 north of Mol he was engaged by a RAF night fighter and was shot down and killed in Bf 110G-4 werk nummer 30218, coded G9+EZ. His Bordschütze, Feldwebel Winkler was alos killed and the Bordfünker Feldwebel Scholz was heavioly wounded.

Davy, do you have a photo of his gravesite to share ?

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Postby Davy on 15 Dec 2005 10:05

Hi Erich,

i'm now recovering of a spine operation, but when i've been better i go to te cemetery in Lommel
to take a picture and place it on these forum.

i found a list with victories of him and according to these list his last victorie was on 19/8/44,
but he died at 21/7/44.
could it be 19/7/44 for his last victorie?

http://www.informatik.umu.se/~svpv9916/ ... tangd.html

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Postby Erich on 15 Dec 2005 20:24

Davy he was killed in action after his last bomber shot down.....which was a Lancaster

get better and yes I would like to see a scan of his gravesite if possible

many thanks.......and also the incorrect victory on August 19th may have been Oblt. Schickling of III./NJG 1, the name incorrectly spelled as Scherfling.

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Postby Davy on 19 Jun 2006 09:47

Hi,
here a foto of the grave of Karl-Heinz Scherfling in Lommel
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Postby Erich on 19 Jun 2006 18:27

great pic Davy ! have saved it for my files

many thanks E ~
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Re: Karl-Heinz Scherfling

Postby didierhindryckx on 07 Feb 2010 13:18

Hallo Dave,

kun je mij eens contacteren op didier.hindryckx@telenet.be ? Het is i.v.m. Scherfling.

Grtz.

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Postby didierhindryckx on 07 Feb 2010 13:22

VtwinVince wrote:The wreckage of Scherfling's plane was excavated about ten years ago by Stephen Martin and a local archaeologist. I believe they recovered some guns, amongst other things.


Hi. Can you contact me at didier.hindryckx@telenet.be ? It's about Scherfling. Tx.

Grtz.

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