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mandrill7
03-11-2007, 10:25 AM
I'm just finishing off a single mission for Hellcats over the south of France. It includes d/f's with 109's and 110's.

Can anyone tell me what the appropriate Lutwaffe units for this mission would be?

Thanks.

mandrill7
03-11-2007, 10:25 AM
I'm just finishing off a single mission for Hellcats over the south of France. It includes d/f's with 109's and 110's.

Can anyone tell me what the appropriate Lutwaffe units for this mission would be?

Thanks.

John_Wayne_
03-11-2007, 03:13 PM
http://www.ghostbombers.com/dragoon/odnav.html

mandrill7
03-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Thanks. Great link!

Beaufort-RAF
03-12-2007, 01:56 PM
] For the F6F the only action over Europe transpired during
the invasion of southern France in August 1944. USS Tulagi with VOF-1
(Lieut. Comdr. WF Bringle, USN) and USS Kasaan Bay embarking VF-74
(Lieut. Comdr. HB Bass, USN), both squadrons, operating F6F-5s,
provided coverage for the landings. VF-74 also operated a 7-plane
F6F-3N night fighter detachment from Ajaccio on the island of Corsica.
On the day of the invasion, 15 August, VF-74 flew 60 sorties, VOF-1, 40
sorties, all ground support missions.


On the morning of 19 August, a four-plane division of VOF-1 pilots
spotted the first German aircraft, three He-111's. The Americans
were too short on fuel and could not attack. Two of the Americans were
forced to land on HMS Emperor due to their fuel state. Later that day,
two He-111's were spotted by another VOF-1 division and were promptly
shot down, this occurring near the village of Vienne. Lieut. Poucel
and Ens. Wood teamed up to bring down one and Ens. Robinson brought
down the second. Soon thereafter, in the same vicinity, a third He-111
was shot down by Ens. Wood. That same morning, a division of VF-74
pilots led by Lieut. Comdr. Bass brought down a Ju-88 and in the
afternoon another division attacked a Do-217 with split credits to
going to Lieut. (j.g.) Castanedo and Ens. Hullard.


On 21 August, pilots from VOF-1 shot down three Ju-52 transports north
of Marseille. Two were credited to Lieut. (j.g.) Olszewski; one went
to Ens. Yenter. Operating for two weeks in support of the invasion,
these two squadrons were credited with destroying 825 trucks and
vehicles, damaging 334 more and destroying or otherwise immobilizing 84
locomotives. German aircraft shot down: VOF-1: 6, VF-74: 2.


Although the two navy squadrons lost 17 aircraft combined, 13 were lost
to ground fire and the others were operational accidents. None were
shot down by German aircraft. Among the 7 pilots lost (2 from VOF-1
and 5 from VF-74) was the CO of VF-74, Lieut. Comdr. H. Brinkley Bass,
awarded 2 Navy Crosses from early actions in the Pacific and previously
Blackburn's Executive Officer in VGF-29, killed by antiaircraft fire
while strafing near Chamelet on 20 August.