Do-217 bomber on eastern front

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Do-217 bomber on eastern front

Post by otto1 » 03 May 2022 20:29

I'm looking information about Do-217 bomber units on estern front.

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Re: Do-217 bomber on eastern front

Post by Orwell1984 » 04 May 2022 00:19

See the following thread:

Do-217 on the eastern front?

http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/i ... 20945.html

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Re: Do-217 bomber on eastern front

Post by otto1 » 04 May 2022 06:41

I already read information in that topic

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Re: Do-217 bomber on eastern front

Post by Denniss » 04 May 2022 10:43

I recall the Do 217 serving in France/Italy/Med area and as NF in Germany but very limited to no service in the East.
For some reason they preferred Ju 88 and He 111 there. I assume the Do 217 as rather big medium bomber required good runways which were rare in the east.

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Re: Do-217 bomber on eastern front

Post by jbroshot » 05 May 2022 02:57

Best I can tell from perusing Osprey Combat Aircraft 139 Dornier Do 217 Units of World War II, by Chris Goss, no Luftwaffe bomber units operated Do 217 on the eastern front.
1. to 4. Nachtaufklarungsstafflen were operating the Do 217 reconnaissance version on the eastern front.
And some Nachtjagdgeschwader that had the Do 217 night fighter version also operated from time on the eastern front

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