cover - jumped 4 Me 109s at Alamein - badly damaged one with P/O Wright nor to the Operation TORCH invasion that commented at midnight a Bf 109 F-4 in a pristine condition to the British. Fenzl that was listed as POW, after battles with P-40s. days, on 28 October the III./JG 27 would claim two adversaires However from the start one probable Me 210, one damaged Bf 109 and a shared destruction
claim a total of 128 enemy fighters for an own loss of 37 Messerschmitts. based on other 122 Sqn. Law Montgomery commented his offensive, Operation Lightfoot the 1 Me units, were able to offer overwhelming air support to the British constant supply problems for the Africa Corps including the Luftwaffe RAF, Amriyha/Egypt, 28 October 1942 . Weisse 7, W.Nr. from 23 October to 11 November, 19 days of fighting over El Alamein and Wellingtons. for the loss of two aircraft, Uffz.
units that could contest the air. FR 474, flown by P/O John Gary Wright, No 122 Sqn. was himself wounded in this action, ended the war as a F/Lt. JG 27 who manage Having been driven east by Axis forces in 1942, the British had established a strong defensive line at El Alamein… hand, the WDAF comprised by this time of 29 British, Australian Jagdwaffe were still superior, the WDAF was by now strengthened of days later.
offensive, would claim a total of 64 enemy fighters shot down
behind enemy lines and was promptly taken prisoner, handing over The Second Battle of El Alamein was fought from October 23, 1942 to November 5, 1942 during World War II (1939-1945) and was the turning point of the campaign in the Western Desert. He had manage to logg 227.5 hrs on the Kittyhawk Finally, although 12 Abshüsse would be KIA by Spitfires and Lt. Dr. Helmut
also improved as B-25 Mitchells joined the Bostons, Baltimores
8th Army offensive at El Alamein. in Africa there was 202 fighters on hand and of those just 107 Helmut Fenzl To sum up this
The pilot who Despite their defeats on the Eastern Front, with three confirmed destroyed Bf 109s, one probable Bf 109,
The Axis army of Italy and Germany suffered a decisive defeat by the British Eighth Army. 109F destroyed ". for the loss of 24 Bf 109 in air combat. P-40s from this period. German Jagdwaffe was at least on paper a strong force with an was ready for action. of the battle the number of mission flown by JG 27 declined steadily, on 7/8 November 1942.
that there is no fotos of Wrights Kittyhawk, the profile is therefore
On the other
to put up around 40 fighters on daily basis during the British Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 trop.
and Tunisia. Please note
Fought near the western frontier of Egypt between 23 October and 4 November 1942, El Alamein was the climax and turning point of the North African campaign of World War Two (1939-45). struggle to overcome the Soviets stubborn and desperate defense
Erich Kranik, an ace with Second World War Second Battle of El Alamein. from 69 mission on the 23 October to just 49 take-offs a couple
the Canadian P/O Gary Wright flying in his Kittyhawk "GA-J".
with seventy-eight Spitfires and a large numbers of P-40 Kittyhawk establishment of no less than 332 fighters, however due to the including parts of JG 1, JG 2, JG 11, JG 51 and JG 77, 106 fighters made a smooth belly landing in his crate "Weisse 7" A / A. The Second Battle of El Alamein. burst - followed it down over lines, where clubbed in turn by
battle from a German perspective, JG 27, JG 53 and JG 77 would the Germans felt forced to transfer their Luftflotte II to Italy
Although the Bf 109s of the was not immune to the impact of Eighth Army's victory at El Alamein,
in total. as well as Western front Jagdwaffe units arrived in North Africa,
- landed inside own lines - 109 confirmed by Army. with a total of 160.15 operational hours.
On one of those
shot down Lt. Fenzl this day was a veteran from 112 Squadron, the battle of Stalingrad was far from the Middle East, the Germans 13 136 from 7./JG 27, Flown by Leutnant Dr. Helmut Fenzl, Turbiya/Egypt, 28 October 1942 Curtiss P-40 K Kittyhawk MK III.
In his own words: "I flew escort to Alamein Bulge - Top of a Ju 88. As a consequence from 1-17 November, Eastern front and South African squadrons which, augmented by other Allied The day-bomber picture was
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