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Helmut Thomas

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Victories : 7
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis



Flying the Ju88, Herbert Thomas fought as a night fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain with I./NJ62. On 8th May 1942 he was shot down and badly wounded over Yorkshire, England. He had 7 victories and was awarded the Iron Cross I and II.

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Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
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Helmut Thomas

Squadrons for : Helmut Thomas
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Helmut Thomas. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG52

Country : Germany
Fleet Air Arm

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JG52

The most successful Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II, with a claim total of more than 10,000 victories over enemy aircraft. It was home to the top three scoring Experten of the Luftwaffe, Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn and GŁnther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.

NJG2

Country : Germany
Fleet Air Arm

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NJG2

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Aircraft for : Helmut Thomas
A list of all aircraft associated with Helmut Thomas. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Ju88



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Manufacturer : Junkers
Number Built : 15000

Ju88

The German Junkers JU 88 twin engined Bomber of World war two. The first prototype first flew in December 1936 with a civilian registration of D-AQEN it managed a top speed of 360 mph. This would give the German air force the Luftwaffe a fast multi role bomber. The Junkers JU 88 was used as a night fighter, reconnaissance and Torpedo Bomber. In total there were 15,000 JU 88's built during the war

Known Victory Claims - Helmut Thomas

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

04/09/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Il-2mH.41 813: 200m13.18Eastern Front
05/09/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Il-2mH.60 344: 100m10.05Eastern Front
25/09/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Il-2mH.11 784: 1200m12.11Eastern Front
25/09/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Il-2mH.10 181: 1400m12.19Eastern Front
20/10/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Pe-239 183: 150m10.15Eastern Front
21/10/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Jak-149 362: tiefst.10.03Eastern Front
21/10/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Jak-139 422: 200m6.05Eastern Front
23/10/1943Ofhr. Helmut Thomas6JG 52Jak-939 624: 3500m15.17Eastern Front

Known Claims : 8

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