23.06.1942 7./JG2 Focke Wulf Fw 190A-3 Wnr.0330 Uffz. Reuschling Location: In sea, 7 miles ESE of Dartmouth, Devon, England.
Mission: Interception of enemy aircraft, Lannion/Morlaix, France.

Date: 23
rd June 1942

Time: 19.38 hours.

Unit: 7 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 2

Type: Focke Wulf Fw 190A-3


Code: 2 + (White)

Location: In Sea, 7 miles ESE of Dartmouth, Devon, England.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Wilhelm Reuschling. 53519/? – Captured.

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A wonderful pencil drawing by Czech aviation artist Pavel Rampír depicting the incident. (Rampír)


Took off from Mauppertus aerodrome to intercept Spitfires over Lannion and Morlaix but while pursuing the enemy force back towards the English Coast collided with a Spitfire which pulled up suddenly while the pilot was attacking it and both aircraft crashed into the sea. The pilot baled out and was picked up half an hour later by a trawler.

The pilot had taken off in such a hurry that he left his shirt behind and was wearing sports shoes. Note: Collided with Spitfire of Wing Commander Vasatko DFC who was killed in the resulting crash.

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Unteroffizier. Wilhelm Reuschling (Jeckel)

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Rampir and Horst Jeckel (Germany).

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