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Karl-Heinz Scherfling

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Victories : 31
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 21st July 1944


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Knights
Cross

Shot down by an RAF night fighter on 21st July 1944. He was flying Me110 G-4 G9+EZ, with wing number 730 218.

Karl-Heinz Scherfling

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NJG1

Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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NJG2

Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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Known Victory Claims - Karl-Heinz Scherfling

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

31/03/1941Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling7NJG 1WellingtonDO-4: [Haren SE Groningen]22.36Western Front
09/04/1941Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling7NJG 1StirlingLöhne SW Lingen23.35Western Front
28/06/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Wellington25km W. Den Helder2.55Western Front
03/07/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2StirlingNNW Gröningen1.5Western Front
26/07/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Wellington--Western Front
24/09/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Halifax543 6E9: 1600m5.03Western Front
03/02/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Halifax632 5H: 5300m [Schoonort 20km E. Assen]20.23Western Front
07/03/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster546 1A3 in See: 1800m20.15Western Front
05/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Wellington7478g3: 4500m [42km SE Grononger]1.44Western Front
24/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster545 1G6: 3600m [N. Texel]2.14Western Front
24/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster446 1i4: 5400m [30km NW Vlieland]2.36Western Front
12/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterFH-3.5e: 3300m [vor Caestricum/50km W. Bergenlaan Zee]2.19Western Front
12/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterFJ: 4200m [40km W. Alkmaar vor Egmond]3.06Western Front
13/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1HalifaxEI-82c: 6500m [vor Julianadorp/35km SW Den Helder]3.35Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster20km N. Amsterdam: 6400m0.54Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterGK 11f: 5500m [W. Wijklaan See]2.51Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster5km S. Hillegom: 4000m [15km S. Alkmaar]3.08Western Front
29/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterGH 68h: 2400m [5km W. Zandvoort]2.36Western Front
14/07/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Halifax2km N. Pairsum: 5700m [4km SE Utrecht]1.23Western Front
03/08/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterEJ-9.5 I See: 5100m3.33Western Front
18/08/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1HalifaxGreifswald: 2800m1.28Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxEL-3.5a auf See: 5500m [40km Bergen-am-Zee]19.24Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxCK-67: 7000m [20km SW Den Helder]22.52Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterFH-31: 4600m [NE Berlin]6.14Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterEI-59: 6400m [vor Alkmaar]6.34Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Halifax30km S. Ijssel: 6000m22.42Western Front
29/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Halifax-19.15Western Front
18/03/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxRP-2: 5500m22.44Western Front
31/03/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterNE Venlo: 6000m0.45Western Front
25/05/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Lancaster20km NNE Breda: 3000m1.23Western Front
25/05/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Lancaster15km N. Breda: 4200m1.3Western Front

Known Claims : 31
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

31/03/1941Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling7NJG 1WellingtonDO-4: [Haren SE Groningen]22.36Western Front
09/04/1941Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling7NJG 1StirlingLöhne SW Lingen23.35Western Front
28/06/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Wellington25km W. Den Helder2.55Western Front
03/07/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2StirlingNNW Gröningen1.5Western Front
26/07/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Wellington--Western Front
24/09/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Halifax543 6E9: 1600m5.03Western Front
03/02/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Halifax632 5H: 5300m [Schoonort 20km E. Assen]20.23Western Front
07/03/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster546 1A3 in See: 1800m20.15Western Front
05/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Wellington7478g3: 4500m [42km SE Grononger]1.44Western Front
24/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster545 1G6: 3600m [N. Texel]2.14Western Front
24/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster446 1i4: 5400m [30km NW Vlieland]2.36Western Front
12/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterFH-3.5e: 3300m [vor Caestricum/50km W. Bergenlaan Zee]2.19Western Front
12/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterFJ: 4200m [40km W. Alkmaar vor Egmond]3.06Western Front
13/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1HalifaxEI-82c: 6500m [vor Julianadorp/35km SW Den Helder]3.35Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster20km N. Amsterdam: 6400m0.54Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterGK 11f: 5500m [W. Wijklaan See]2.51Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster5km S. Hillegom: 4000m [15km S. Alkmaar]3.08Western Front
29/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterGH 68h: 2400m [5km W. Zandvoort]2.36Western Front
14/07/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Halifax2km N. Pairsum: 5700m [4km SE Utrecht]1.23Western Front
03/08/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterEJ-9.5 I See: 5100m3.33Western Front
18/08/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1HalifaxGreifswald: 2800m1.28Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxEL-3.5a auf See: 5500m [40km Bergen-am-Zee]19.24Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxCK-67: 7000m [20km SW Den Helder]22.52Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterFH-31: 4600m [NE Berlin]6.14Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterEI-59: 6400m [vor Alkmaar]6.34Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Halifax30km S. Ijssel: 6000m22.42Western Front
29/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Halifax-19.15Western Front
18/03/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxRP-2: 5500m22.44Western Front
31/03/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterNE Venlo: 6000m0.45Western Front
25/05/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Lancaster20km NNE Breda: 3000m1.23Western Front
25/05/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Lancaster15km N. Breda: 4200m1.3Western Front

Known Claims : 31

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 24th July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24July1940At 0730 hours No.92 Squadron shot down a Ju88 as it approached Portcawl and bombed shipping
24July1940At 1727 hours, three enemy aircraft bombed ships off Dover. No.74 Squadron report that one Do215 was shot down off Manston. This was not confirmed
24July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. L. Allen of 54 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. M. Cooper-Key of 46 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. R. DFC Hamar of 151 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1940During attacks on shipping, one Do215 was shot down.
24July1940Feldwebel Karl Straub of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24July1940German aircraft from Calais approached and attacked two convoys off the North Foreland and the Downs. The enemy aircraft sunk two trawlers and damaged two more. An aerial battle ensued between fifty enemy aircraft against thirty-six RAF fighters from three squadrons. Up to 10 German aircraft shot down unconfirmed with the loss of two spitfires
24July1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
24July1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 603 with 294 Hurricanes, 238 Spitfires, 56 Blenheims, amd 15 Defiants
24July1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 659, 331 Hurricanes, 237 Spitfires, 67 Blenheims, amd 20 Defiants
24July1940Spitfire N3041 Mk.Ia - Crashed into sea on convoy patrol.
24July1940Spitfire N3192 Mk.Ia - Ran out of fuel chasing an Me109 and crash landed at Sizewell. Sgt Collett injured.
24July1940Spitfire R6710 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109.
24July1940Spitfire R6812 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Bf109 over Margate. Stalled on approach to Manston and crashed near Old Charles Inn. P/O Allen killed.
24July1940Spitfire of No.66 Squadron came down in the sea 30 miles north-east of Cromerwhile on patrol, but the pilot was rescued.
24July1940Unteroffizier Edmund Rossmann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
24July1940Unteroffizier Josef Zwernemann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
24July1940Wing Commander Roland Beamont of No.87 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 24th July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
24July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. S. Marrs of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. E. Owen of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Bucknole of 54 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. F. S. Day of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
24July1944Former New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. W. Rabone of 145 Squadron, was Killed.

 

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