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24.07.1940 8./JG26 Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Wnr.(Unknown) Lt. Schauff. Location: Byron Road, Margate, Kent, England.

Mission: Escort mission (Medway), England.

Date: 24th 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.

REASON FOR LOSS:

Escort mission (Medway) for Dornier’s 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 baled out but his parachute failed. Aircraft crashed at 70 – 80 Byron Avenue, Margate. Dived into the roadway, severing gas and water mains. Pilot had one victory, a Hurricane on the 8th June, 1940, no location given.

Lt Schauff's last resting place.(Net).

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

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless in memory of Josef Schauff, August 2020.