Battle of Britain campaign 2014 – 14th-15th Aug – “Achtung Indianer feindlich Jäger….mauerblume …Pauke-Pauke” (sic) Major Hanns Trübenbach strikes

Posted: August 15, 2014 in Battle of Britain, RAF, wargames, West End Games
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0-emblem-2_LG2-0AApologies in advance for the suspect German in the heading, no doubt someone will be able to correct.

 14th Aug – Clear becoming cloudy and stormy later in the day. – German Effort Normal – West Country targeted with mixed results. When RAF contested, German losses were heavy.

Losses RAF 0, Luftwaffe 20

15th Aug – Cloudy – German Effort Normal – Luftflotte 3 continued attacks on Western targets causing heavy damage to Weymouth, Bournemouth and Worth RDF as RAF refused to be drawn into battle. Late in the day the Luftwaffe fighter gruppen made nuisance probes in an attempt to draw the RAF out.

Losses RAF 4, Luftwaffe 0

Hanns Trubenbach leading 1/LG2 goes in for the kill against 501 Hurricane Sqn. (Tumbling Dice 1/600 scale bf109 expertly painted by Grant Fettis)

Hanns Trubenbach leading 1/LG2 goes in for the kill against 501 Hurricane Sqn. (Tumbling Dice 1/600 scale bf109 expertly painted by Grant Fettis)

501 Hurricane Sqn was despatched to investigate an unidentified formation heading menacingly towards Rye RDF late in the day. Arriving over their destination they reported no enemy in sight. Suddenly out of the sun the bf109’s of 1/Lehrgeschwader 2 struck.

Hanns Trubenbach celebrating his latest double success on 15th Aug 1940

Hanns Trubenbach celebrating his latest double success on 15th Aug 1940

The lead schwarm led by CO Major Hanns Trübenbach shot down 2 Hurricanes on their first pass. The Hurricanes at a clear height and position disadvantage broke formation, but Trübenbach managed to get on the tail of another Hurricane. Emptying the rest of his 20mm ammunition into his quarry at 170 yards the Hurricane was swiftly despatched breaking up as the pilot futilely attempted to land it on Camber Sands below.  A few minutes later the Gruppe claimed its 4th kill of the engagement before they were forced to head for home low on fuel. 

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