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Karl-Heinz Scherfling

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Victories : 31
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 21st July 1944


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Knights
Cross

Shot down by an RAF night fighter on 21st July 1944. He was flying Me110 G-4 G9+EZ, with wing number 730 218.

Karl-Heinz Scherfling

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NJG1

Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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NJG2

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'Ace of Hearts'

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Known Victory Claims - Karl-Heinz Scherfling

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

31/03/1941Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling7NJG 1WellingtonDO-4: [Haren SE Groningen]22.36Western Front
09/04/1941Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling7NJG 1StirlingLöhne SW Lingen23.35Western Front
28/06/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Wellington25km W. Den Helder2.55Western Front
03/07/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2StirlingNNW Gröningen1.5Western Front
26/07/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Wellington--Western Front
24/09/1942Fw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling5NJG 2Halifax543 6E9: 1600m5.03Western Front
03/02/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Halifax632 5H: 5300m [Schoonort 20km E. Assen]20.23Western Front
07/03/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster546 1A3 in See: 1800m20.15Western Front
05/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Wellington7478g3: 4500m [42km SE Grononger]1.44Western Front
24/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster545 1G6: 3600m [N. Texel]2.14Western Front
24/05/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster446 1i4: 5400m [30km NW Vlieland]2.36Western Front
12/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterFH-3.5e: 3300m [vor Caestricum/50km W. Bergenlaan Zee]2.19Western Front
12/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterFJ: 4200m [40km W. Alkmaar vor Egmond]3.06Western Front
13/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1HalifaxEI-82c: 6500m [vor Julianadorp/35km SW Den Helder]3.35Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster20km N. Amsterdam: 6400m0.54Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterGK 11f: 5500m [W. Wijklaan See]2.51Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Lancaster5km S. Hillegom: 4000m [15km S. Alkmaar]3.08Western Front
29/06/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterGH 68h: 2400m [5km W. Zandvoort]2.36Western Front
14/07/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1Halifax2km N. Pairsum: 5700m [4km SE Utrecht]1.23Western Front
03/08/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1LancasterEJ-9.5 I See: 5100m3.33Western Front
18/08/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling10NJG 1HalifaxGreifswald: 2800m1.28Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxEL-3.5a auf See: 5500m [40km Bergen-am-Zee]19.24Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxCK-67: 7000m [20km SW Den Helder]22.52Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterFH-31: 4600m [NE Berlin]6.14Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterEI-59: 6400m [vor Alkmaar]6.34Western Front
24/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Halifax30km S. Ijssel: 6000m22.42Western Front
29/12/1943Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Halifax-19.15Western Front
18/03/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1HalifaxRP-2: 5500m22.44Western Front
31/03/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1LancasterNE Venlo: 6000m0.45Western Front
25/05/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Lancaster20km NNE Breda: 3000m1.23Western Front
25/05/1944Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling12NJG 1Lancaster15km N. Breda: 4200m1.3Western Front

Known Claims : 31

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