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luftluuver
04-08-2006, 12:11 PM
This site has the claims of the LW in 1945.

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/1945.html

The last official claim is for a Yak9, which was in fact a P-39 and was by a 262 of JG7.

luftluuver
04-08-2006, 12:11 PM
This site has the claims of the LW in 1945.

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/1945.html

The last official claim is for a Yak9, which was in fact a P-39 and was by a 262 of JG7.

JG5_UnKle
04-08-2006, 01:23 PM
Oblt. Stehle (who flew this 262) thought that he'd shot down a Yak on May 8th 1945, but (according to Marek Murawski, who wrote the Kagero book on JG7) it was in fact a P-39Q. This was flown by a pilot with the 129th Guards Fighter Regiment, Guards Lt. Stiepanow. The P-39 crashed in flames between two vilages, and the pilot was killed. I assume the MK108s didn't completely destroy the P-39 in the air, if it was found later as wreckage. Stehle and several other JG7 262s had just been involved in strafing Soviet vehicles, and so perhaps he didn't fire a sustained burst - but enough to bring down the P-39.

c/o JG5_Jerry

luftluuver
04-08-2006, 05:57 PM
UnKle, thanks for the history on this last LW claim. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif