Wednesday 20 February 2013

Bf 110 Ofw. Helmut Haugk 7./ZG 26 Sicily 1941 - Daily Luftwaffe Ebay photo find

Given the six Abschußbalken visible on the tailfin this may well be the III./ZG 26 Bf 110 D/E  assigned to the future Ritterkreuzträger Ofw. Helmut Haugk during 1941 on Sicily. Haugk flew at the start of the war with 7./ZG 26 and was posted to 9. Staffel on 14 April 1942.  Haugk achieved his sixth victory on 28 September 1940 and his seventh and eighth came on 24 November 1941.

Perhaps his most successful sortie was flown on 29 August 1942 against USAAF bombers - he claimed two B-24 Liberators shot down and forced the bomber Pulks to emergency jettison their loads. He was awarded the RK during December 1942.

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