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Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg" - KG1.
02 Sep 1939.
In the morning of September 2nd, a crew of a reconnaissance Do-17 reported that in the sea port of Hel there were polish ships. The Head of Luftflotte 1 directed to attack and this time Ju-87s of II. And III./ St G 2 plus He-111s of KG 1 took off heading for Hel. But again a strong antiaircraft fire restricted the accuracy.
The HQ squadron had to bomb the aerodrome of Ossowice near Bydgoszcz but it could not be carried out due to the dense fog. A column of troops in neighborhoods of Bydgoszcz was bombed instead. The next attack was mounted to avoid the withdrawal of Polish troops in the area of Bytów - Tczew - Nowe - Kwidzyn – Gniew.
In that day the Wing suffered the first losses:
He 111H (V4 + FA) forced landing near the city of Mrocza (Mrotschen), damage suffered near 50%, the crew survived.
He 111H (V4 + EA) crashed in the zone of of Herzfelde, the crew survived.
The I/KG1 received the task of bombing the Polish troop movements in the region of Bydgoszcz. Columns of troops in the highway Kościerzyna - Zblewo and Nowe - Tczew were bombed . Several airplanes took hits of light arms.
In addition 3 He-111E with an escort of Me-109 of the I (J)/LG 2 raided the area of Westerplatte with incendiary bombs. The first casualty was the observer pilot Uffz. Schön who received a mortal shot in his head during the action.
Sources: Luftflotte I – 1939. Krzysztof Janowicz. Kagero.
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