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 Post subject: Beurling's victories over France
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:26 pm 
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Many of the Malta victims of Canadian ace George Beurling have been identified by name, but I have never seen names attached to the claims he made over France.

Those claims include:

1 May, 1942. An FW-190 claimed over Calais

3 May, 1942. An FW-190 claimed over Cap Gris Nez.

24 Sept., 1943. An FW-190 (supposedly of J.G. 2). I don't have a location, other than France.

30 Dec., 1943. An FW-190 claimed near Compiegne, France. Allegedly from J.G. 26. Pilot baled out.

Does anyone know if any of these claims are confirmed in Luftwaffe records?


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 Post subject: Re: Beurling's victories over France
PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Dan,

30 Dec., 1943. An FW-190 claimed near Compiegne, France. Allegedly from J.G. 26. Pilot baled out.

Don Caldwell's JG 26 War Diary Vol 2 has the following on page 191 - "Uffz. Heinz Wyrich was shot down, probably by a 412 Sqdn (RCAF) Spitfire which had ranged all the way to Compiegne, east of Paris."

According to the loss table on page 194 there is th efollowing information:-

Uffz. Heinz Wyrich WIA 5./JG26 Fw 190A-5 Wk Nr 1175 White 16 - 2km S of Romaine.

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 Post subject: Re: Beurling's victories over France
PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:40 pm 
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Thanks Andy

I suspect finding anything for the claims in May 1942 could be difficult. But I'm hoping there might be someone out there with knowledge of J.G. 2 day-to-day activities. I have read on a web site about Beurling that his 24 Sept., 1943 claim involved an FW from that unit, but no pilot name was given.


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