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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:37 pm

BF-109E-7 9.JG/27 [ Von Kageneck] Russia 1941

Staffelkapitän. Erbo Graf von Kageneck.
Erbo Graf von Kageneckwas born on 2 April 1918 at Bonn in Rhein. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. At the outbreak of World War 2, Leutnant von Kageneck was serving with 2./JG 1. He flew his first missions of war during the invasion of Poland. Von Kageneck gained his first victories over Maastricht, when he shot down two RAF Blenheim twin-engine bombers on 12 May 1940, during the first days of the Blitzkrieg through Holland, Belgium and France. On 5 July, 2./JG 1 was redesignated 8./JG 27. Von Kageneck claimed further victories during the Battle of Britain. On 18 September 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 9./JG 27. Von Kageneck recorded his 10th victory when he shot down a RAF Hurricane fighter over Tunbridge Wells on 29 September. By the end of 1940, he had accumulated 13 victories. With III./JG 27, von Kageneck was sent to the Mediterranean theatre and operated briefly over Malta. Here he gained four victories against defending RAF Hurricane fighters. Included in his victories over the island were two notable RAF fighter pilots. On 13 May 1941, von Kageneck shot down Flight Lieutenant Innes Westmacott (3.75 destroyed, 1 probable and 1.333 damaged victories) of 185 Sqn, RAF, who baled out wounded. He shot down Pilot Officer Claud “Hamish” Hamilton (6 victories) of 185 Sqn, RAF on 14 May. Hamilton died of his wounds a short time later.
Von Kageneck participated in the invasion of Russia and claimed 16 aircraft shot down in July 1941. Oberleutnant von Kageneck was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 37 victories on 30 July. On 14 August, he claimed five Russian aircraft shot down in the Lake Ilmen area to record his 39th through 43rd victories. He recorded three victories (50-52) on 29 August and, on 4 October, a further three (58-60). On 17 October, III./JG 27 were withdrawn to Germany for rest and re-equipment. Von Kageneck was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 39) on 26 October for 65 victories. With his score at 65, von Kageneck was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre with III./JG 27 in December 1941, following a two month rest and re-equipment at Döberitz. He gained his last two victories against RAF fighters over the deserts of North Africa. On 24 December 1941, von Kageneck was critically wounded in combat with RAF fighters south of Agedabia. Although he managed to return to base, he died of his wounds in a Naples hospital on 12 January 1942. Some sources indicate that his victor was the Australian ace Clive Caldwell (28.5 confirmed, 6 probable and 15 damaged victories) of 250 Squadron RAF.

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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:35 pm

Re: BF-109E-7 9.JG/27 [ Von Kageneck] Russia 1941

Very cool checkmysix :D
Thank you for your work.

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Post Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:51 pm

Re: BF-109E-7 9.JG/27 [ Von Kageneck] Russia 1941

Hi Keith !!!

Thanks for that piece of History, very interesting to read about Von Kageneck.

It is a great skin, detailed, as you do usually. 8) 8)

Thanks for sharing ;o)

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Re: BF-109E-7 9.JG/27 [ Von Kageneck] Russia 1941

Thanks a lot Guys :D :D :D
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Post Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:34 pm

Re: BF-109E-7 9.JG/27 [ Von Kageneck] Russia 1941

Thanks for the tribute to a fine pilot.

The skin looks uber gut! :mrgreen:

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