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Aviation History Timeline : 23rd February
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23February1940Ofw. Hermann Frster of JG 2 shot down a Wellington
23February1941 n.n. of Flak III./32 shot down a Wellington
23February1941Hptm. Erich Woitke of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
23February1941 n.n. of Flak III./32 shot down a Wellington
23February1942Oblt. Werner Tismar of JG 77 shot down a I-16 Rata
23February1942Ltn. Iring Englisch of JG 77 shot down a I-16 Rata
23February1942Ltn. Emil Omert of JG 77 shot down a I-153
23February1942Ofw. Herbert Hhne of JG 77 shot down a MiG-3
23February1942Ltn. Wolf-Dietrich Sirc of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1942Fw. Heinrich Hackler of JG 77 shot down a I-153
23February1942Fw. Fritz Gromotka of JG 27 shot down a Blenheim
23February1942Uffz. Willi Reuschling of JG 2 shot down a Hudson
23February1942Ltn. Rudolf Sinner of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1942Oblt. Hans Schmoller-Haldy of JG 54 shot down a I-18
23February1942Ofw. Hans Lampater of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1942Ltn. Horst Heike of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1942Ltn. Rudolf Sinner of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1942Uffz. Josef Dobnig of JG 51 shot down a I-16 Rata
23February1942Uffz. Franz-Josef Beerenbrock of JG 51 shot down a I-18
23February1942Uffz. Anton Hafner of JG 51 shot down a I-18
23February1942Oblt. Franz Beyer of JG 3 shot down a R-5
23February1942Hptm. Heinrich Jung of JG 54 shot down a I-18
23February1942Uffz. Franz-Josef Beerenbrock of JG 51 shot down a I-18
23February1942Uffz. Anton Hafner of JG 51 shot down a R-10
23February1942Hptm. Heinrich Jung of JG 54 shot down a I-18
23February1942Uffz. Alfred Dettke of JG 54 shot down a I-18
23February1942Uffz. Gerhard Proske of JG 54 shot down a P-40
23February1942Uffz. Gerhard Proske of JG 54 shot down a P-40
23February1942Uffz. Paul Brandt of JG 54 shot down a P-40
23February1942Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a P-40
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Fw. Gerhard Beutin of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Ofw. Wilhelm Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Fw. Gerhard Beutin of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Fw. Gerhard Beutin of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Fw. Peter Bremer of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff of JG 52 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Ofw. Heinrich Sturm of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Ofw. Heinrich Sturm of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Ofw. Wilhelm Philipp of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Fw. Hans-Joachim Kroschinski of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Uffz. Hans-Gnther Reinhardt of JG 54 shot down a Jak-1
23February1943Uffz. Hans-Gnther Reinhardt of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Uffz. Hans-Gnther Reinhardt of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Fw. Fritz Tegtmeier of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Fw. Fritz Tegtmeier of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Hans Philipp of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Fw. Heinrich Sterr of JG 54 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1943Uffz. Georg Munderloh of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Fw. Herbert Kittler of JG 77 shot down a B-25
23February1943Uffz. Albin Wolf of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Ltn. Wolfgang Kretschmer of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Uffz. Jrgen Dinius of JG 52 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ofw. Otto of JG 77 shot down a Curtiss P-40
23February1943Fw. Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert of JG 77 shot down a Kittyhawk
23February1943Ofw. Herbert Rollwage of JG 53 shot down a Beaufort
23February1943Fw. Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
23February1943Oblt. Heinrich Osswald of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
23February1943Uffz. Rudolf Flindt of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
23February1943Uffz. Harry Donath of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
23February1943Uffz. Gerhard Kriegel of JG 54 shot down a Mustang
23February1943Uffz. Johannes Runge of JG 54 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ltn. Gnther Scheel of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Ofw. Karl Fuchs of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Ltn. August Mack of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Uffz. Helmut Missner of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Fw. Anton Dbele of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Ltn. Helmut Wettstein of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Uffz. Kurt Christoph of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ogefr. Herbert Koller of JG 54 shot down a R-5
23February1943Fw. Fritz Zander of JG 54 shot down a R-5
23February1943Oblt. Hans Gtz of JG 54 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Oblt. Robert Weiss of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Uffz. Karl Schnrrer of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Ltn. Karl-Heinz Weber of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Uffz. Helmut Brunke of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Karl-Heinz Weber of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Ofw. Georg Seidel of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Oblt. Maximilian Mayerl of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Uffz. Helmut Brunke of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Uffz. Franz Meindl of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Herbert Wehnelt of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Horst Haase of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Uffz. Rudi Meyer of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Fw. Erwin Bruhns of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Uffz. Friedrich Simon of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Oblt. Maximilian Mayerl of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Oblt. Maximilian Mayerl of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ltn. Quara del Rey of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Gnther Schack of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Juan Ramon Gaviln of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Hptm. Gonzalo Hevia of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Herbert Kirnbauer of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Ltn. Gnther Schack of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Ltn. Gnther Schack of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Fw. Paul Brake of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Fw. Paul Brake of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Gnther Schack of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Ltn. Gnther Schack of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Uffz. Johne of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ofw. Georg Seidel of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ofw. Josef Jennewein of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ofw. Josef Jennewein of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ofw. Josef Jennewein of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ofw. Josef Jennewein of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Oblt. Edwin Thiel of JG 51 shot down a P-2
23February1943Ofw. Josef Jennewein of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ogefr. Gauss of JG 26 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Uffz. Otto Glaser of JG 26 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ltn. Hans-Georg Dippel of JG 26 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Ofw. Anton Lindner of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Major Johannes Seifert of JG 26 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Fw. Waldemar Sffing of JG 26 shot down a LaGG-3
23February1943Oblt. Edwin Thiel of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ltn. Heinrich Jessen of JG 26 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Oblt. Hans Boos of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Fw. Helmuth Lange of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Fw. Wilhelm Theimann of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Oblt. Edwin Thiel of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Ofw. Anton Lindner of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Fw. Wilhelm Theimann of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Fw. Wilhelm Theimann of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Uffz. Schmitz of JG 51 shot down a R-5
23February1943Oblt. Alfred Messerschmidt of JG 51 shot down a Il-2
23February1943Oblt. Edwin Thiel of JG 51 shot down a Pe-2
23February1943Uffz. Schmitz of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1943Uffz. Schmitz of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-5
23February1944Major Walter Dahl of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Heinz Papendick of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Major Walter Dahl of JG 3 shot down a B-24 HSS
23February1944Fw. Robert Meyer-Arend of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Heinz Gosemann of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Oblt. Rolf Westhoff of ZG 1 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Heinz Papendick of JG 3 shot down a B-24 HSS
23February1944Ofw. Kurt Grf of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Mller of ZG 1 shot down a B-24
23February1944Uffz. Oppelmayer of Fl.U.G. 1 shot down a P-38
23February1944Fw. Heinz Papendick of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Uffz. Gerhard Pankalla of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Oblt. Karl-Emil Rping of JG 3 shot down a P-38
23February1944Uffz. Curt Clemens of JG 3 shot down a P-38
23February1944Ltn. Hans-Joachim Hayessen of JG 27 shot down a Baltimore
23February1944Heinrich Dittlmann, a WW2 Ace with 57.00 victories, died on this day
23February1944Fw. Bruno Gerard of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Wolfgang Rentsch of JG 3 shot down a P-38
23February1944Hptm. Emil Bitsch of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Heinz Gosemann of JG 3 shot down a B-24 HSS
23February1944Ofw. Kurt Grf of JG 3 shot down a P-38
23February1944Ofw. Ernst Gl of JG 3 shot down a B-24 HSS
23February1944Ltn. Ekkehard Tichy of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Karl-Otto Harloff of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ltn. Gerhard Keppler of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Hptm. Egon Albrecht of ZG 1 shot down a B-24
23February1944Hptm. Hans Remmer of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Major Walter Dahl of JG 3 shot down a P-38
23February1944Ltn. Bodo Krause of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ltn. Friedrich-W. Schulte of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ltn. Mahal of JG 54 shot down a La-5
23February1944Ofw. Heinrich Dittlmann of JG 51 shot down a La-5
23February1944Uffz. Reinhold Fackenthal of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Andreas Sterl of JG 52 shot down a Airacobra
23February1944Ofw. Heinrich Dittlmann of JG 51 shot down a Jak-7
23February1944Ltn. Gnther Schack of JG 51 shot down a La-5
23February1944Fw. Gustav Sturm of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Oblt. Karl-Heinz Weber of JG 51 shot down a Jak-7
23February1944Fw. Georg Stabnau of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ltn. Karl Wnsch of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Georg Schanz of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Willi Hommel of JG 3 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ofw. Martin Heinze of ZG 1 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Max Winkler of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Otto Haas of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ltn. Otto Engel of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Fw. Gustav Sturm of JG 27 shot down a B-24
23February1944Ltn. Karl Wnsch of JG 27 shot down a P-38
23February1944Hptm. Hans Remmer of JG 27 shot down a P-38
23February1945Ofw. Leo-Lothar Barann of JG 1 shot down a P-39
23February1945Hptm. Joachim Brendel of JG 51 shot down a
23February1945Oblt. Martin von Vacano of JG 53 shot down a P-51
23February1945Oblt. Kurt Welter of NJG 11 shot down a Mosquito
23February1945Oblt. Martin von Vacano of JG 53 shot down a P-47
23February1945Ofw. Richards of NJG 11 shot down a Mosquito
23February1945Oblt. Kurt Welter of NJG 11 shot down a Mosquito
23February1945Ltn. Hermann Schleinhege of JG 54 shot down a Pe-2
23February1945Edwin Swales of No.582 Squadron RAF was awarded the Victoria Cross
23February1945Fw. Reichenbach of NJG 11 shot down a Mosquito
23February1945Ltn. Hermann Schleinhege of JG 54 shot down a Pe-2
23February1945Ltn. Hans-Werner Renzow of JG 77 * shot down a Boston
23February1945Major Franz Eisenach of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1945Ltn. Hans-Werner Renzow of JG 77 * shot down a Boston
23February1945Major Franz Eisenach of JG 54 shot down a Il-2
23February1945Oblt. Wilhelm Engel of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Oblt. Wilhelm Engel of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Oblt. Wilhelm Engel of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Ofhr. Helmut Bunje of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Ofhr. Helmut Bunje of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Ltn. Wolfgang Bretschneider of NJG 4 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Ofhr. Helmut Bunje of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Oblt. Peter Spoden of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Oblt. Peter Spoden of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Oblt. Wilhelm Engel of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Fw. Gnther Bahr of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Hptm. Gerhard Friedrich of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Hptm. Gerhard Friedrich of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Hptm. Gerhard Friedrich of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Hptm. Gerhard Friedrich of NJG 6 shot down a Lancaster
23February1945Fw. Reichenbach of NJG 11 shot down a Mosquito

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Updates made to Aircrew database for : Salt : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Sergeant George Llewelyn Williams : First name updated (now George Llewelyn), Service number updated (now 524733), Squadron service dates updated
98th Bomb Group added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X3001 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Hampden was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed north of Alkmaar in Holland.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Flying Fortress 42-30033 : Squadrons updated (added 384th Bomb Group)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Sergeant John Henry Hanne : First name updated (now John Henry), Service number updated (now 564212), Squadron service dates updated
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington T2610 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Wellington lost engine power and ditched into the North Sea. The injured crew were rescued by the SS Tovelil two days later.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD719 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Hampden was shot down by an intruder and crashed near Grange Farm in Sudbrooke, Lincoln. Sergeants Butterworth and Caldwell were killed.)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : E. S. C. Halsall : Squadrons updated (added No.51 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
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