2/3 June 1944 (Page 43)

TELEPRINTER MESSAGE

HEADQUARTERS MEDITERRANEAN ALLIED AIR FORCE

TO

276 WING FOR D.I.3.

FROM

HEADQUARTERS M.A.A.F.

AI. 302

6 June.

Confidential.

AT 0130 3RD. JU-87 AND ME-110 SHOT DOWN NORTH OF ROME,

NIGHT 3RD/4TH. JU-88 SHOT DOWN BY BEAUS NEAR VALMONTONE

 

[signature] S/L
for Group Captain,
Senior Intelligence Officer,
M.A.A.F.

NOT FOR TRANSMISSION.

2 Message Centre.

1 File MAAF/S.6836/Int.

1 Static File.

Note: for details of the Ju 88, see Air War Italy 1944-45 (page 40); for the Me 110, click here.

 

Uffz. Karl Oefele (Page 45)

OefeleSince I wrote the book, Oefele's memorial cards have appeared online a number of times. Typewritten Luftwaffe loss records confirm that his name did begin with an "O", despite how it looks in the Fraktur typeface. (Thanks to Matti Salonen for his input on this). Originally interred in the Cimiterio Generale at Torino, Karl Oefele was later reburied in the German military cemetery, Costermano.

 

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