Siegfried Bethke
Hauptmann
 
Siegfried Bethke
 
    Siegfried Bethke joined the Luftwaffe in 1935. He served with JG 2 during the French campaign. He recorded his first victory on 14 May 1940, when he shot down a French Morane fighter. Bethke recorded four victories during the French campaign. During the Battle of Britain Oberleutnant Bethke was the Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 2. By the end of 1940, his victory tally had reached 10. On 5 June 1942, Bethke, now operating over the Channel front, shot down two RAF Spitfire fighters bewteen the Somme Estuary and Abbeville. He later suffered serious injuries in an accident that halted his flying career.
    Siegfried Bethke is credited with 14 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
14.5.1940
18:50
Morane 406 2./JG 2 E Sedan
2
25.5.1940
20:35
Blenheim 2./JG 2 St. Quentin
3
26.5.1940
9:40
Spitfire 2./JG 2 Calais
4
31.5.1940
20:10
DB-7 2./JG 2 SW Amiens
5
11.8.1940
11:35
Hurricane 2./JG 2  
6
11.8.1940
11:35
Hawk-75 2./JG 2 Spitfire or Hurricane
?
24.7.1941
15:50
Wellington 2./JG 2 WSW Plouguerneau
?
5.6.1942
15:38
Spitfire 2./JG 2 between Sommemündung-Abbeville
?
5.6.1942
15:55
Spitfire 2./JG 2 between Sommemündung-Abbeville
 
Victories : 14
Awards :
Units : JG 2
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