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    Default JG2 Engagement - La Rochelle - 24/07/1941

    Hi everyone,


    Another question relating to my research for a painting of the Scharnhorst raid of 24th July 1941 if I may.


    I understand that the two primary Luftwaffe units that engaged the bombers from 35 and 76 squadron were from JG2 and JG53.


    I am keen to find an image of a JG2 Bf 109E from a base close to the Bay of Biscay.


    I know that my Grandfather's aircraft was engaged approx. 20 times by Bf 109's with one confirmed, two probables and several damaged by the tail gunner and I am keen to ensure that the attacking aircraft represented in the painting are as accurate as possible.


    From the recorded Luftwaffe loses that day, I would like to represent one of the damaged JG2 aircraft in the painting.


    Any help / advice as to potential sources for this info. would be very much appreciated.


    Kind regards,


    James

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    James

    In the event nothing is forthcoming here I suggest you try the 12 O'Clock High forum at http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/index.php . My preference would have been the LEMB forum at http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/forums/ but that, sadly, has ceased to function.

    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    Many thanks for your advice, I will give the 12oclockhigh forum a go also.

    Kind regards,

    James

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    You could also try the Luftwaffe forum at http://www.forums.luftwaffedata.co.uk/forum/index.php although, strangely, it does not have a specific section dealing with fighters. If you do decide to use the forum I suggest you post your request in the 'General' section.

    brian

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    LEMB has ceased to function but was revived as the Luftwaffe Research Group. http://www.luftwaffe-research-group.org/index.php. I should add that I am currently finding this slow to load: this doesn't seem to be a universal problem but forewarned is forearmed.

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    Hi Brian and Graham,

    Many thanks for your suggestions. I have re-posted on the 12oclockhigh forum and am awaiting account activation for the other two.

    Fingers crossed!

    Best regards,

    James

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