began with the continuing but increasing pressure on the Luftwaffe
in France and the Low Countries as the spring weather improved.
This resulted in that mid April was a "Hot period"
for the JG 2 which, from 14 to 17 April claimed no less than
31 victories, 25 of them Spitfires, including 8 by the Staffelkapitän
of the 7./JG 2, Oblt. Egon Mayer, all for the own loss of two
pilots KIA and the loss of three Bf 109s. Of the eight claims
filed by Mayer during this period five was finally accepted by
the RLM, filed as his 30-34th Abschüsse. During the same
period JG 26, the another channel Geschwader filed claims for
an additional seven Spitfires. It interesting to note that during
those days the RAF Fighter Command losses amounted to 13 Spitfires
and one Hurricane, with another seven Spitfires damaged.
proile would be included in one of my fortcoming profile books,
No 12, who knows?