Qui a réellement abattu le KW-T de l’équipage de Gilles Lamontagne?

Qui a réellement abattu le KW-T de l’équipage de Gilles Lamontagne?

Ce n’est pas le Feldwebel Heinz Vinke finalement qui a abattu Gilles Lamontagne.

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Feldwebel Heink Vinke

J’ai obtenu cette réponse à une question posée sur le forum 12 O’Clock High. Je voulais valider l’information trouvée sur Lost Bombers.

I am looking for the information on the Wellington he shot down on 12/13 March 1943 over Holland.
The Wellington crew was a RCAF crew. The pilot was Gilles Lamontagne.

Lost Bombers had this information…

The website Lost Bombers gives the following on the loss of his aircraft. Wellington BK340 (KW-T) of No.425 Squadron, target Essen, was airborne at 1912 hours, 12 March 1943. Shot down by a night-fighter (Fw Vinke) and crashed 2158 hours at Spanbroek (Noord Holland), 16 km NE of Alkmaar.

Some people say this Website which is not online anymore is unreliable. Can you validate the crash of Wellington KW-T and if it was shot down by Vinke?

Thanks.

Voici la réponse reçue…

According to The Nachtjagd War Diaries by Boiten and Mackenzie, his 12th victim was Wellington X (HZ263) « EX-E » of 199 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt WJ King, all killed. Wellington III (BK340) « KW-T » of 425 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt JGGC Lamontagne, all POW was shot down by Leutnant Oskar Köstler of 10./NJG 1 as his fourth victory according to the same source.

Köstler claimed six victories, including three on the night in question prior to his death in Bf 110 F-4 (W.Nr. 4811) in aerial combat over Doornspijk on 9 April 1943.

Apparently his last victim was Lancaster III (ED618) « SR-X » of 101 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt JD Steele, all killed which exploded with such force it brought his aircraft down.

I hope this helps.

Voici une photo du Lieutenant Köstler.

Oskar Köstler

Lt. Oskar Köstler (Courtesy Erich Kloss, via Rob de Visser)
source

Lt. Oskar Köstler (Courtesy Erich Kloss, via Rob de Visser) – See more at: http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1943/3/barnesanthony.html#sthash.GSA8XUmX.dpuf
Lt. Oskar Köstler (Courtesy Erich Kloss, via Rob de Visser) – See more at: http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1943/3/barnesanthony.html#sthash.GSA8XUmX.dpuf

Ce site Internet confirme les trois victoires de ce pilote la nuit du 12 au 13 mars 1943.

Deux Wellingtons et un Lancaster.

12.03.43 Ltn. Oskar Köstler 10./NJG 1 Wellington £ 535 3B: at 2.800 m. [Ijsselmeer] 21.32 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.4
12.03.43 Oblt. Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin 6./NJG 1 Halifax £ 4-5 km. N.N.W. Amerika: 4.800 m. 21.40 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.59
12.03.43 Oblt. Manfred Meurer 3./NJG 1 Halifax £ Grafwegen-Reichswald: at 4.000 m. 21.48 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.137
12.03.43 Ltn. Oskar Köstler 10./NJG 1 Wellington £ 432-7 in See: at 2.500 m. 21.58 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.23
12.03.43 Ltn. Fritz Söthe 10./NJG 1 Wellington £ 533 ID: at 3.000 m. 22.22 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.255
12.03.43 Oblt. Manfred Meurer 3./NJG 1 Wellington £ Eschleer: at 4.400 m. 22.25 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.138
12.03.43 Fw. Heinz Vinke 11./NJG 1 Wellington £ 336 2I2 aüf See: at 2.100 m. 22.55 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.256
12.03.43 Ltn. Rudolf Sigmund 10./NJG 1 Stirling £ 332 2 aüf See: at 3.800 m. 23.16 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.25
12.03.43 Ltn. Oskar Köstler 10./NJG 1 Lancaster £ 4316 aüf See: at 2.500 m. [Ijsselmeer] 22.27 Film C. 2031/II Anerk: Nr.24

Le Lt. Oskar Köstler fut tué en pilotant un Bf 110 F-4 (W.Nr. 4811) lors d’un combat aérien au-dessus de Doornspijk le 9 avril 1943.

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4 réflexions sur “Qui a réellement abattu le KW-T de l’équipage de Gilles Lamontagne?

  1. Un autre Wellington abattu sans laisser de traces…
    BK401

    Vickers
    Vickers, Chester
    Wellington B. Mk. III

    Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF at Dishforth, coded ‘KW*B’. Served with No. 426 (B) Squadron, RCAF, coded ‘OW*M’ when lost without a trace. Failed to return from attack on Essen on 5/6 March 1943, no survivors.

  2. BK557

    Vickers

    Vickers, Chester

    Wellington

    B. Mk. III

    Served with No. 425 (B) Squadron, RCAF, at Dishforth, coded ‘KW*S’. Lost on mission to Hamburg on 9/10 November 1942, possibly brought down by flak west of target. Claimed by 8 Flak Division. Five crew killed, one PoW. Crashed near Bad Zwischenahn, 14 kilometres west-north-west of Oldenburg, Germany, at 21:35 local time.

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