Hello to all
; more pilots who got his EK II in 1939...........
Decorated with Iron Cross 2º Class - Poland and Germany 1939.
Here goes two guys belonging to the 1./ JG 53:
On September 09 1939 took place the first heavy air fights of the JG 53. Around 11:00 hours a formation (rotte) of 1./ JG 53 took off from Wiesbaden with Oberfeldwebel Grimmling and Unteroffizier Bezner who had orders to reconnoiter the Trier - Pirmasens area. They were flying northeast of Saarbrücken at an altitude of 6100 meters when Grimmling discovered a two-engined aircraft and shot it down. It was a Bloch-131 of French 14 GAR which crashed at Bliesransbach at 11.36 hrs. The pilot, Sgt. Bouvry, and two other crewmembers were KIA.
On September 10 1939, around 18:25 hours, two French reconnaissance planes of type ANF-Mureaux-115 belonging to GAO 1/520 which had orders to reconnoiter the effects of French artillery fire on the airfields at St. Arnual and Ensheim were sighted in the Saarbrücken area. The aircraft were escorted by Mureaux fighter planes from GC I/3. At the same time two formations (schwarme) from 1./JG 53 led by Oberfeldwebel Grimmling were on a reconnaissance flight in the Trier-Saarbrücken area. Both Grimmling and Unteroffizier Bezner managed to shoot down one fighter each. The aircraft hit by Grimmling managed to emergency land near Auersmacher, the one shot down by Bezner fell near Grosbliederstroff (2 KIA). The crewmembers that had landed near Auersmacher, Lahaye and Capoen, managed to make their way to the French lines.
Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.
http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.d ... ucken.html
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.