German Normandy Airstrikes

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German Normandy Airstrikes

Post by stg 44 » 13 Nov 2003 02:02

Does anyone have any information about the German airstrike on the beaches on June 6th? Also, who were the pilots, what planes did they use and what happened to them?

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Post by Timo » 13 Nov 2003 08:38

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Oberst Josef "Pips" PRILLER (Ingolstadt, 27.06.1915 - Böbing, 20.05.1961)

Ritterkreuz 19.10.1940
Eichenlaub 20.07.1941
Schwerter 02.07.1944

Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold mit Anhänger Einsatzzahl "300"
Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen
Zweimalige Nennung im Wehrmachtsbericht
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Verwundetenabzeichen in Bronze

more info: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/priller.html

I think (but am not sure) that the other pilot was Oberfeldwebel Alfred Gunther.

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German Normandy Airstrikes

Post by Dora » 18 Nov 2003 04:01

All,
What aircraft did these gentlemen use? Please be very specific as to type/subtype. Thanks.
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Post by Erich » 18 Nov 2003 05:46

Priller and his wingman, Uffz. Heinz Wodarczyk flew the Fw 190A-8 on 06.06.44.

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Post by David Lehmann » 18 Nov 2003 11:52

On 6th June the Germans could count only on 820 aircrafts among which 90 fighters. On 13th June 1000 more aircrafts are available in the area. During the 6-7th June Me109 from the II./JG3 and III./JG3 straffed and bombed (250kg bombs) the beachheads.
Fw190 specialized in ground attack from the I./SKG10 and III./SG4 are involved from the beginning to the end of July. Some Me410 from II./KG51 are also involved in ground attacks I guess. Many Ju88, Ju188 and Do217 operated night attacks.
From 1st - 18th July the Luftwaffe made about 8840 sorties and lost 355 aircrafts. During the same time nevertheless the allies - 9th TAF (USAAF) and 2nd TAF (Commonwealth) - flow 55,747 and lost 312 aircrafts.

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Post by Darrin » 18 Nov 2003 17:09

Panzermeyer wrote:On 6th June the Germans could count only on 820 aircrafts among which 90 fighters. On 13th June 1000 more aircrafts are available in the area. During the 6-7th June Me109 from the II./JG3 and III./JG3 straffed and bombed (250kg bombs) the beachheads.
Fw190 specialized in ground attack from the I./SKG10 and III./SG4 are involved from the beginning to the end of July. Some Me410 from II./KG51 are also involved in ground attacks I guess. Many Ju88, Ju188 and Do217 operated night attacks.
From 1st - 18th July the Luftwaffe made about 8840 sorties and lost 355 aircrafts. During the same time nevertheless the allies - 9th TAF (USAAF) and 2nd TAF (Commonwealth) - flow 55,747 and lost 312 aircrafts.

Regards,

David

Very interesting thought I would add the ger numbers during kursk 10 day off for comapison. 5 jul-15 july 43 the 1st air div and VIIIth air corps.

Almost 2000 aircraft to begin and 27,000 sorties flown over the 10 day period. About 200 aircraft were des during the operation the op number dropped far below what it started at. The des rate was less than 1% per sortie. The number of sorties on avg was over 1 per plane per day.

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Post by Dora » 19 Nov 2003 02:44

Thanks for the aircraft type info.
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