Were there any enemy planes at the D-Day landings?

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    I heard there were V-1 rocket sites behind the invasion areas.
     
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    I think only 2 planes made it to the beacheads but I'm not that sure
     
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    the V1 launch sites were in the Pas de Calais area.

    JaFu II made about 23 claims of Allied a/c in the vicinity of Normandy on June 6. http://jg26.vze.com/ > see bottom for Tony Woods link

    As Mosman said, I think only 2 Fw190s flown by Priller and Wodarczyk from JG26 actually flew over the landing beaches.
     
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    It's my understanding that on D-Day 2 German planes flew over the beaches. Also the Fleet/beaches had a fighter cover consisting of P-38s only to provide Identifiable cover to the very nervous defense teams on the ships.

    NOTE: this is over the beaches/ships, inland it was another story with a lot of tacticle flying including B-17/B-24 raids on German defensive positions inland!
     
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    Weren't the 2 German planes 109's?
     
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    I think, so Priller comes to mind but that might just be me being silly again. I got that from the book JG-26 by Don Caldwell I think, I didn't check and confirm.
     
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    Yeah Im sure Priller flew on D-Day...But that would have been Fw-190A-8...
     
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    nice, priller's even looking at us...........
     
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    Ah I like Priller...
     
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    You all beat me to it. :cry:
     
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    Never mind, im sure you know more about it than us anyway 8) :)
     
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    :lol: Maybe, I donno if I should give myself THAT much credit.

    Though.. pilots are typically over-confident anyway, so I will.


    Yes. Yes I do know a lot. n_n
     
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    I believe this is the plane he flew on D-day. After rummaging a bunch of pictures of different planes he had.. :lol:

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