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Mission: Escort mission (Medway), England.

Date: 24
th July 1940

Time: 13.05 hours.

Unit: 8 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 26

Type: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4

Werke/Nr.(Not known).

Coded: (Not known).

Location: 70 – 80 Byron Avenue, Margate, Kent, England.

Pilot: Leutnant. Josef Schauff - Killed.


Escort mission (Medway) for Dorniers which were tasked to attack convoy which has sailed from Medway. Shot down in combat by P.O. Gray of No.54 Squadron. Lt. Schauff bailed out but his parachute failed. Aircraft crashed at 70 – 80 Byron Avenue, Margate. Dived into roadway, severing gas and water mains. Pilot had one victory, a Hurricane on the 8th June, 1940, no location.

Lt Schauff Me 109E-4 24.07.40 x2

Burial Detail: Margate Cemetary, Manston Road, Margate, Kent, England, CT9 4LY.


Battle over Britain – F.K. Mason

Battle of Britain Then & Now Mk. IV.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, August 2013.