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Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow

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Victories : 33
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
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Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow

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Latest Axis Battle of Britain Artwork Releases !
The Luftwaffe had done everything in its power to pummel London into submission but they failed. By the end of September 1940 their losses were mounting. For weeks since the early days of September, London had been the main target for the Luftwaffe and during that time Luftwaffe High Command had grown increasingly despondent as their losses steadily mounted. Far from being on the brink of collapse RAF Fighter Command, though vastly outnumbered, had shown an incredible resilience. The fighting had reached a dramatic climax on Sunday 15th September when, bloodied and bruised, the Luftwaffe had lost the upper hand on a day of intense combat that had culminated with a humiliating retreat. Almost every day that had passed since then had seen the Luftwaffe do everything in its power to pummel London and regain the initiative, but the daylight raids were becoming increasingly costly. On Friday 27th September, 80 days after the Battle of Britain had officially begun, the Luftwaffe came once more, this time concentrating on the fastest bombers they had - Ju88s and Bf110s. And they came in force, principally targeting London and Bristol. Anthony Saunders' superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital's warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 - the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, </a>the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.  Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

 You can feel the tension in this evocative painting as Messerschmitt Bf109s from 7./JG2 Richthofen head out on a long-range fighter patrol in September 1940.  With the sun behind them they hope to launch a surprise attack on unsuspecting RAF aircraft, however these enemy raiders will soon be intercepted by some of Fighter Command's most determined 'defenders of the realm'.

Eye of the Sun by Robert Taylor.
 Shortly after mid day on 26th August 1940, a Bolton-Paul Defiant of 264 Sqn claimed a victory that was to make history many decades later.  Dornier Do.17Z2, Wk No 1160 of 7/III KG.3 had been part of a raiding force sent to attack targets in Essex.  Attacked from below, the Do.17 suffered terminal damage and came to rest in the shallow waters of the Goodwin Sands, near Deal in Kent.  Two of her crew died in the incident, but two others survived and became prisoners of war.  In June 2013, over seventy years later, 5K+AR was raised from the water to be put on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon, becoming the only example of its type to survive anywhere in the world.

5K+AR Sole Survivor by Ivan Berryman.


Battle of Britain - Tribute to the Luftwaffe Aces by Graeme Lothian. (P)
The Italian Air Force's involvement in the Battle of Britain is one of the less documented facets of the conflict of 1940, but raids by aircraft of the Corpo Aereo Italiano (CAI) on mainland Britain were a reality in the closing stages, usually with little effect and almost always with high losses on the Italian side, due largely to obsolete aircraft and lack of pilot training.  Based at Ursel in Belgium, Fiat BR.20 bombers flew over 100 sorties, usually escorted by Fiat CR.42s, as illustrated here, the nearest aircraft being that of 18° <i>Gruppo's</i> Commanding Officer Maggiore Ferruccio Vosilla, wearing the white fuselage band and command pennant on the fuselage side.

Italian Raiders by Ivan Berryman.

Known Victory Claims

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

07/03/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1FL-2 S. Flugfh. Venlo: 9000m22.3Western Front
31/03/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1HalifaxNNW Abbeville: 5400m4.13Western Front
31/03/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1HalifaxS. Abbeville: 5600m4.3Western Front
23/04/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1LancasterDüsseldorf: 6000m1.1Western Front
23/04/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Lancaster30km SE Gilze-Rijen: 5600m1.55Western Front
23/04/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Lancaster25km SE Gilze-Rijen: 5500m2.04Western Front
25/04/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Lancaster18km NE Lüttich: 6200m0.05Western Front
25/04/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1KG-2.1 in See: 5500m [25km SE Gilze-Rijen]3.34Western Front
02/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Halifax30-50 km. NW Brüssel: 3200m0.25Western Front
12/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Lancaster15km SE Goes: 4200m0.26Western Front
12/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1LancasterHF in See: 4000m1.04Western Front
13/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1auf See: 3500m1Western Front
13/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Halifax15km N. Bergen: 3800m0.02Western Front
22/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Lancaster20km SSW Finthorn: 4000m1.41Western Front
23/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1Lancaster2½km S. Assen: 5200m1.25Western Front
28/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1LancasterStellung Bisbar: 2000m2.25Western Front
28/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1LancasterStellung Bisbar: 2300m2.35Western Front
28/05/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow2NJG 1LancasterPL: 2200m [Durbuy]3.28Western Front
11/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Mosquito8km S. Alkmaar: 6000m2.5Western Front
13/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterFrisburg: 2800m1.27Western Front
13/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterLand b. 320°: 2500m [10km WNW Amiens]1.31Western Front
13/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Lancasterbei Krefeld: 1800m1.46Western Front
22/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterSE FuF. Gorilla: 5300m1.12Western Front
22/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterFuF. Gorilla: 6200m1.24Western Front
22/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Lancaster330° Duisburg: 5200m1.39Western Front
22/06/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterN. Deelen: 3000m2.01Western Front
21/07/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Lancaster40km SW FuF "Biber": 2000m1.57Western Front
19/08/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterCN: 1200m [Raum Zoutkamp]2.09Western Front
30/08/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 105 Ost N/LT: 3000m3.51Western Front
23/09/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Lancaster45km WNW Düsseldorf: 3500m22.4Western Front
23/09/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Lancaster75km WNW Düsseldorf: 3200m23.11Western Front
06/11/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterGP: 2500m19.24Western Front
06/11/1944Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1LancasterGP: 2200m19.28Western Front
05/01/1945Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow1NJG 1Halifax--Western Front

Known Claims : 34

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 25th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25August1940Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. A. L. Phillipart of 213 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O H. D. Atkinson of 213 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. R. Gillman of 32 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. A. Rhodes of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. M. Hogg of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O T. S. Wildblood of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. C. W. Williams of 17 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. L. Austin of 604 Squadron, Crashed (died next day).
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. Haigh of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. G. B. Fletcher of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. N. Jacobson of 29 Squadrons, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. J. Gouldstone of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. R. E. Wakeling of 87 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. E. Westmoreland of 616 Squadron, was Killed.
25August1940Feldwebel Emil Clade of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Fritz Stritzel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Karl Ebert of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Feldwebel Konrad Carl of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Max Clerico of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Siegfried Göbel of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Walter Margstein of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Müller of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Müller of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940German losses tthis day were 18 ME110 with a possible 6 more ME110, 20 ME109 and likely another seven ME109, Four DO17 with a possible one more DO17 one DDO215 and three JU88 with the possiblity of one more JU88, one more confiremd victory was listed aircraft type unknown, Anti Aircraft batteries shot down one bomber, type unknown
25August1940Group Captain Dennis David of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
25August1940Group Captain Dennis David of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25August1940Hauptmann Hans von Hahn of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Hauptmann Hubertus von Bonin of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Leutnant Alfred Zeis of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Leutnant Ernst-Albrecht Schultz of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Leutnant Ernst-Albrecht Schultz of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Leutnant Jakob Stoll of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Leutnant Josef Bürschgens of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Leutnant Karl Helmer of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Leutnant Ludwig Hafer of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Leutnant Siegfried Graf Matuschka of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Major Hannes Trautloft of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Major Wolfgang Schellmann of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 727 with 416 Hurricanes, 233 Spitfires, 54 Blenheims, amd 18 Defiants and 6 Gladiators
25August1940Oberleutnant Carl-Hans Röders of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Ernst-Hartmann von Schlotheim of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Gebhard Dittmar of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Günther Scholz of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Günther Schulze-Blanck of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Hans Ohly of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Hans-Karl Mayer of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Heinz Kunert of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Helmut-Felix Bolz of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Karl Fischer of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Metz of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Oberleutnant Kurt Ruppert of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25August1940Oberleutnant Ludwig Franzisket of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Royal Air Force flew 150 sorties with 506 fighter flights
25August1940Royal Air Force lost 16 fighters with the loss of 10 Pilots
25August1940Spitfire K9819 Mk.Ia - Shot down near Calais. Sergeant Wareing taken prisoner.
25August1940Spitfire K9931 Mk.Ia , DW-R, - Shot down by Me109s. Pilot Officer Gardiner injured.
25August1940Spitfire N3226 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 into sea near Dorchester. Sergeant Sprague parachuted to safety.
25August1940Spitfire N3268 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Do17 off St Gowans Head and force landed. Flight Lieutenant Stanford-Tuck injured.
25August1940Spitfire P9322 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me110.
25August1940Spitfire P9381 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dorchester. Flying Officer Coverely parachuted to safety.
25August1940Spitfire P9451 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and crash landed at Sandwich. Pilot Officer Gardiner injured.
25August1940Spitfire R6810 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Portland. Pilot Officer Hogg missing.
25August1940Spitfire R6966 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Canterbury. Sergeant Westmoreland missing.
25August1940Spitfire R6969 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and force landed at Manston. Pilot Officer Shand injured.
25August1940Spitfire R6994 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Portland. Pilot Officer Wildblood missing.
25August1940Unteroffizier Herbert Tzschoppe of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Unteroffizier Herbert Tzschoppe of JG 53 shot down a Hurricane
25August1940Wing Commander Roland Beamont of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Do17
25August1940Wing Commander Roland Beamont of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 25th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25August1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. J. Rippon of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
25August2000Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O W. D. David of 87 & 213 Squadrons, Passed away.

 

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