Duel in the air 1940.

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Duel in the air 1940.

Post by tigre » 04 Oct 2022 20:20

Hello to all :D; some queries......................

Duel in the air - Luftwaffe vs Schweizerische Flugwaffe.

The following is described in detail in the article duel of the aviators and the diplomats - Allgemeine schweizerische Militarzeitschrift 153 (1987):

"Who faced each other?

The German Fliegerdivision 5 (*) under Ritter von Greim flew west from southern Germany to destinations south of Paris to Marseille...

At first it were the Kampfgeschwader "Boelcke" 27, "Legion Condor" 53 and "Greif" 55, equipped with Heinkel He-111 bombers, which used Swiss airspace to fly through, with some damaged combat aircraft being followed by Swiss fighters on the return flight and by them, in some cases by Flak, were shot down. Angry about this, the German Air Force sent ZG 1 with the Messerschmitt Bf-110 over French-Swiss airspace with the clear order to teach the Swiss a lesson and shoot down as many of them as possible."

(*) On October 11, 1939, the staff was transformed into V. Fliegerkorps with Kampfgeschwader 51; Combat Squadron 55 as May 10, 1940.

Source: https://www.e-periodica.ch/cntmng?pid=a ... %3A%3A1338
https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... korps5.htm

That's right? Were just these units? were there others? Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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