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1 Joannides, Ernst vonLt8/26/1920Leobersdorf, Austria67/JG-27 (7/41 S.U.), 9/JG-53 (2/43 Sicily; 12/43; 1/44 Italy), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (11/44-1/45 Drope)Bf 109F in JG-27, Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16212 (80% dam 2/16/43; WIA, engine dam, crashed N of Sta.Croce), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160656 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 1/25/44; WIA own flak, weather flt near Savona), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739429 "White 1" (lost 1/1/45)
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KIA 1 January, 1945, after strafing St Denis Westrem, he was shot down by Spitfires of RAF No. 308 Sq. north of Kloosterzande, northeast of Terneuzen. Buried Ysselsteyn, Block CS/7/168. Abother source suggests he was sd by 40mm cannons of the British 54th Light AA Regt (M.deWolf). His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 27 July, 1941. A 2nd & 3rd Soviet, a SB-2 and an I-18 on 28 July, 1941. One known western victory, a B-24 32 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 opposing the Berlin-Münster Raid on 5 December, 1944. It has been suggested that he was born in Greece. Alternate spelling: Johannides Bf 109 Loss List).

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