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1 Jabs, Hans-Joachim 'Achim'Obstlt11/14/1917Lübeck506/ZG-76 (5/40), 9/NJG-3, Stfkpt 11/NJG-1, Kdr IV/NJG-1 (8/43-2/44), Kdr NJG-1 (3/44 to end)Bf 110C Werk # 3866 "M8 + IP" in 6/ZG-76 1940/41, Me 410B, He 219 & Ju 88, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720018 (lost 11/24/43), Bf 110G-4/R3/R8 (w/prototype Revi16N sight) Werk # 140655 "G9 + AA"(4/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
His R/O was Oblt Erich Weissflog (DK-G, EK 1 & 2). Victim 29 was F/O John Coulton, a New Zealander, of RAF No. 132 Squadron, commanded by the legendary Geoffrey Page, DSO, DFC and bar. Coulton was sent to Stalag Luft III. His AC was a Spitfire Mk IXB. Four known victories were RAF bombers. on 4 February, 1943, he may have downed the B-17 "El Lobo" of the 305BG, flown by Lt Cornelius A. Jenkins. 710 missions. 22 Day victories and 28 Night victories. He and R/O were injured when his Wk# 720018 hit the ground at the Leeuwarden Holland airfield on 24 November, 1943, cause unknown (DeSwart). His 1st victory, A Hawk-75A, 12 May, 1940. A Morane on 15 May, 1940, no location. Two Spitfires at Dunkirk on 29 May, 1940. A Morane near Dieppe on 7 June, 1940. A Spitfire and a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. A Hurricane near Aldershot on 30 August, 1940. A Spitfire in the Cambridge area on 31 August, 1940. A Spitfire and two Hurricanes over England on 1 September, 1940. A Spitfire at London on 7 September, 1940. Bf 110G-4/R3/R8 "G9 + AA" bore Werk # 140655; flown to Sweden by Fw Fritz Hrachowina 4/15/45. Deceased 26 October, 2003. Photo
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Halifax EB274 1943-08-03
2 Weissflog, ErichOblt11/29/1919Schwarzenberg Neuwelt Erzg.486/ZG-76, IV/NJG-1 (11 or 12 Staffel 4/44) Communications Offz.Bf 110, Ju 88 RK(6/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Radio Operator for Hans-Joachim Jabs. Flew all destroyer and night missions. Total of 48 Day and Night victory participations. One known victory, a Morane at Montcornet, 15 May, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. Deceased 10 January, 1999.

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