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Messerschmitt Bf 110G Zerstörer Stab IV./NJG1 (G9+EF) pilot Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Belgium 1944

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Email received from Fed Hill Sep 14th 2012

Oblt Schnaufer's Kill number 36 should be DV329 (KM-W) of 44 Sqn Dunholm Lodge pilot Flt.Lt Charles Ellison Hill. There is a general error on most web sites showing the 36th kill as Lancaster III (JB537) "PH-N" of 12 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW. JB537 (PH-N) was lost at 22:00hrs by Flak and crashed at Vrees Killing all on board - no survivors. Schnaufer shot down DV329 (KM-W) at 19:00 at Lorup and the plane crashed near Rastdorf only the Mid Upper Gunner (KIRWAN) survived the crash. Please see the attached MACR report which shows Cockade N (JB537 PH-N) was lost by flak not Schnaufer. The book Nachtjagd War Diaries vol 1 (page 303) has the correct aircraft. DV329 was my great uncles aircraft. Thanks to Fred Hill

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer photographs

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Bf 110G NJG1.12 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer WNr 720260 01

Photo 01: Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer of 12./NJG1 photographed at St. Trond in February 1944 with the tail of his Bf 110G, WNr. 720260, which was then marked with 47 victory bars. The last of these victories were all claimed on the night of 15/16 February when, between 22.58 and 23.33 hrs, Schnaufer shot down three Lancasters. Schnaufer ended the war with the rank of Major and a total of 121 night victories claimed in only 164 sorties. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz in December 1943, the Oak Leaves in June 1944, the Swords a month later and the Diamonds on 16 October 1944 when he reached 100 victories. Post-war, Schnaufer was seriously injured in a road accident in France on 13 July 1950 and died two days later.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Helmut Lent 1944 01

Photo 01: Night fighter personalities at St.Trond, probably in the early summer of 1944. On the far left is Obstlt. Helmut Lent, who was awarded the Diamonds on 31 July 1944 after 100 victories. Lent was killed in the following October when, with 102 victories, his aircraft crashed while landing after a routine daylight flight. Standing next to Lent is Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, the Kommodore of NJG3, who had recently been awarded the Swords. Second from the right is Wilhelm Günsler, then Schnaufer's rear gunner, who was awarded the Knight's Cross on 27 July 1944.

Pilots NJG1.2 pilot Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 1943 01

Photo 01: Schnaufer was decorated with the Knight's Cross by Generalmajor 'Beppo' Schmid on 31 December 1943. As many night fighters had received the Ritterkreuz after only 25 victories or less, approval of this award was somewhat belated and occurred only after Schnaufer's 42nd victory.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with family at their home in Calw in 1940

Photo 01: The Schnaufer family at their home in Calw in 1940. Heinz Schnaufer's father, Alfred, is standing at the rear while, seated in the foreground are, from left to right, Heinz's mother, Martha, Heinz, his brother Manfred, his youngest brother, Eckart, and his sister, Waltraut.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer during training at Guben German-Polish border 01

Photo 01: Heinz Schnaufer in flying gear during training at A/B Schule No.3 at Guben on the German-Polish border. After almost two years of training, Schnaufer was posted to his first front-line night fighter unit, II./NJG1, based at Stade in northern Germany.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Hans-Joachim Jabs 01

Photo 01: shown in the centre of the photograph (RIGHT) by a crash landed P-47 with his Borclfunker Oblt. Erich Weissflog on the right and the Kommandeur of IV/NJG1, Oblt. Heinz Schnaufer, on the left, in early 1944.

Pilots NJG1.2 pilot Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer June 1942 01

Photo 01: Following his first night fighter victory on 2 June 1942, a Halifax from 76 Squadron, Heinz Schnaufer scored steadily throughout the remainder of that year and, by the end of 1942, his number of victories had risen to seven. He is seen here preparing to alight from the cockpit of his Bf 110 after a test flight.

Schnaufer with Hitler and Hartman receiving Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves 01

Photo 01: After shooting down his 89th bomber on 29 July 1944, Schnaufer (second left) was awarded the Swords to his Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. The decoration was presented a few days later by Hitler himself. On the far left is Erich Hartman, who would end the war with 352 confirmed victories, while on the far right of the line, waiting to be presented with the Oak Leaves, is Lt. Adolf Glunz of 6./JG26.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Georg Fengler 01

Photo 01: Schnaufer in conversation with his Adjutant, Oblt. Georg Fengler, an operational night fighter pilot who finished the war with 16 victories. Post-war, Fengler married Schnaufer's sister, Waltraut, and helped to manage the Schnaufer family's wine business until his death on 8 March 2003.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Wilhelm Gansler, and Fritz Rumpelhardt 01

Photo 01: The most successful Luftwaffe night fighter crew of the war. It is believed that this publicity picture was taken in late 1944 when Schnaufer was the Kommodore of NJG4, stationed at Gütersloh. From left to right are Ofw. Wilhelm Gansler, Major Schnaufer and Lt. Fritz Rumpelhardt.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Wilhelm Gansler, and Fritz Rumpelhardt 02

Photo 01: Heinz Schnaufer and his crew photographed shortly after he was awarded the Diamonds to the Knight's Cross on 16 October 1944. Schnaufer was only the second night fighter pilot to receive this decoration, the first being Oberstleutnant Helmut Lent, killed in a flying accident a few weeks earlier.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Drewes, Jabs, Forster, and von Bonin 01

Photo 01: Heinz Schnaufer (IV./NJG1, far left, with the Kommodore and other Kommandeure of NJG1 at St. Trond in 1944. From the left are: Hptm. Martin Drewes (III./NJG1); Major Hans-Joachim Jabs, the Kommodore of NJG1; Hptm. Paul Forster (I./NJG1); and Hptm. Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin (II./NJG1).

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Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer

Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer was born in Stuttgart on 16 February 1922, the first of Alfred and Martha Schnaufer's four children. Three years earlier, in 1919, Heinz's father and grandfather had together established a wine distribution business in Calw, the success of which ensured the Schnaufer children were brought up in comfortable and secure surroundings.

At the age of six, Heinz attended the local Volksschule where it quickly became apparent that he was an academically bright and musically gifted child. From an early age, Schnaufer also showed an interest in all things military, and at the beginning of 1933 he became a member of the local jungvolkl• Due to his academic performance, he was selected at the age of 16 to attend a Nationalpolitische Lehranstalt or National Political Educational Establishment, which had been formed by the National Socialists in 1933 to educate and train the elite of German youth.

In early 1938, Heinz attended the Napola2 at Backnang in Wurttemberg where, in addition to academic studies, the pupils participated in military exercises and were taught the principles of leadership.The following year, having already submitted a request to join the Luftwaffe as an officer cadet, Schnaufer was transferred to a Napola in Potsdam where he began flying gliders from the nearby Giiterfelde Hills.

On passing his Abitur he joined the Luftwaffe on 15 November 1939, and was sent to Flieger-ausbildungsregiment Nr. 42 at Salzwedel in northern Germany for basic infantry training. From Salzwedel he was posted to A/B Schule Nr. 3 at Guben near the Polish border, where, after qualifying for his pilot's badge in August 1940, he was selected to receive further training on multi-engined aircraft at Alt-Lonnewitz. After being promoted to Leutnant on 1 April 1941, Schnaufer underwent blind-flying training at Schwabisch Hall in Bavaria, followed by a further ten weeks of Zerst6rer training on the Me-110 at Wunstorf, near Hanover.

It was at Wunstorf that he first met Fritz Rumpelhardt, the man who was to become his Bordfunker for the next four years. Towards the end of the Zerst6rer training the two men decided to join the Nachtjagd and, together with two other crews, they were sent to Schleissheinl to complete their night fighter training. The training was rather rudimentary and consisted of cross-country flying, night flights and practice sorties flown in close cooperation with local searchlight batteries. In November 1941, Schnaufer and Rumpelhardt were posted to II./NJG1, based at Stade in northern Germany.

After taking part in Operation 'Donnerkeil' in February 1942, the Gruppe transferred to the new airfield at St.Trond, in Belgium. In April, Schnaufer was appointed the Gruppe's Technical Officer, in which position he was responsible for ensuring the unit's aircraft were serviced and ready for operations. After many frustrating months of watching the more experienced pilots increase their personal tally of kills, Heinz Schnaufer finally claimed his first victory of the war during Bomber Command's second 'Thousand Bomber Raid' against Essen on 2 June 1942. Following this success, he shot down a further three bombers on 1 August 1942, and eventually finished the year with a total of seven victories.

During the opening months of 1943, Bomber Command made the most of the longer, darker nights by sending their bombers deeper into Germany against such targets as Hamburg and Berlin and, in the south, Nuremberg and Munich. This resulted in the bombers flying predominately over the North Sea and through France, thereby circumnavigating the airfields in Belgium and presenting the night fighter units based there with far fewer opportunities to shoot them down. Schnaufer finally achieved his first victory of the year on 14 May 1943, when he destroyed a Stirling and a Halifax during a raid against Bochum. As the attacks against the Ruhr increased, he scored steadily throughout the remainder of the month, a trend which continued into June and July. He was promoted to Oberleutnant on 1 July 1943 and, on 20 July, he shot down his twentieth opponent.

1.         A youth organisation for German boys aged between ten and 14. At age 14 it was then usual for boys to transfer to the Hitler Jugend.
2.         Napa/a: a colloquialism for Natiana/palitische Lehranstalt, the National-Political Educational Establishment.

Disappointed with the small number of opportunities he had to shoot down bombers with II./NJG1 at St. Trond, Schnaufer requested a transfer to Leeuwarden, situated in north-west Holland, where he believed he would stand a better chance of increasing his personal score. The request was quickly approved and he joined IV/NJG1 at Leeuwarden on 13 August 1943, becoming Staffelkapitiin of 12./NJG1 in the process.

In the same month, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris began his offensive against the German capital, with the first of 19 raids taking place on the night of 23/24 August, during which Schnaufer scored his first kill with IV/NJG1. To counter the growing threat of being shot down by RAF intruders, a third crew member was added to the German ni'ght fighters to help defend the aircraft against any such attack, and in September, Uffz. Wilhelm Gansler became the third member of the crew as Bordmechaniker. Over the next four months, Heinz Schnaufer shot down a further 20 four-engined bombers to finish 1943 with a total of 42 conflfmed kills. On the last day of the year, he was awarded a long¬overdue Knight's Cross, receiving the decoration from the Commanding General of XII. Fliegerkorps, Generalmajor Josef Schmid.

By the time the so-called 'Battle of Berlin' came to an end on 24/25 March 1944, Schnaufer had increased his number of victories to 51 and was fast becoming the rising star of the Nachtjagd. This was evident from the fact that on 1 March 1944, he was made Kommandeur of IVJNJG1 at the age of just 22. Almost immediately following this appointment, the Gruppe was transferred from Leeuwarden back to Schnaufer's former airfield at St. Trond in Belgium.

April 1944 proved to be the most successful month of his career to date and he succeeded in shooting down ten bombers, four of these being achieved on the night of 24/25th. This run of successes continued at an even greater pace into the following month, and during attacks against cities such as Duisburg, Dortmund and Aachen, ObIt. Schnaufer claimed the destruction of a further 13 enemy aircraft, including five on 25 May.

By the time he was awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross on 24 June 1944, his number of victories stood at 84, second only to Helmut Lent, the leading night fighter pilot in the Nachtjagd with 100 kills. It is interesting to note, however, that the Knight's Cross and Oak Leaves were only awarded to Schnaufer after he had attained a very high number of victories. Previously, pilots such as Lent, Meurer and Gildner had received their decorations for approximately half the number of victories achieved by Schnaufer. However, as if to make up for this anomaly, after achieving his 89th victory on 30 July, he became the fifth and final night fighter pilot to receive the Swords.

This was a momentous time not only for Heinz Schnaufer, but also for the two crew members who had assisted him so ably during his career. Gansler, who had flown with Ludwig Becker before joining the Schnaufer crew, was awarded the Knight's Cross on 27 July 1944, whilst Rumpelhardt's Knight's Cross followed 12 days later on 8 August.

In comparison to the previous four months,August was quiet by Schnaufer's standards. Although he shot down four of the 20 bombers lost by the RAF during an attack on the Opel factory at Riisselheim on the night of 12/13 August, these were his only successes of the month. Another five victories in September brought his total to 98 and, during the evening of 9 October 1944, he destroyed two four¬engined bombers to become the second of only two night fighter pilots to achieve 100 victories. A week later, a telegram from Hitler arrived at Schnaufer's airfield at Dortmund-Brakel, informing him that he had become the 21st soldier of the Wehrmacht to be awarded the Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds.

3. Helmut Lent had died on 7 October 1944, following a landing accident at Paderborn two days earlier.

On 6 November 1944, Schnaufer surpassed Helmut Lent's total of 102 victories' when he destroyed three of the 235 Lancasters which took part in a Bomber Command attack against the Dortmund-Ems Canal. In further recognition of his achievements, he was appointed Geschwaderkommodore of NJG4 on 14 November, whilst still aged only 22, and two weeks later, on 1 December, he was promoted to Major.

The most successful day of Schnaufer's entire operational career occurred on 21 February 1945, when he shot down nine bombers in a single day. His first two victims fell during the early hours of the 21st but then, on the evening of the same day, he took off against a force of 514 Lancasters which had set out to destroy the southern half of Dortmund. In the space of only 19 minutes, Major Schnaufer dispatched seven more Lancasters to take his total to 116. His last victories of the war took place on 3 and 7 March 1945, bringing his final tally to 121.

When the final, unconditional surrender of Germany was announced on 8 May 1945 Schnaufer was at Eggebek.After bidding his comrades of NJG4 farewell, he was interrogated by the RAP and became a prisoner of war. While still a PoW; he contracted diphtheria and scarlet fever and became seriously ill. Although his condition was critical, he recovered, however, and when fmally released sometime before the end of 1945, returned to his home in Calw to begin a new life as a civilian. He subsequently took over the family business, which had become almost bankrupt as a result of the war, and over the next four years he worked hard to restore the company's prosperity.

Tragically, during a wine-buying trip to France on 13 July 1950, Schnaufer was driving towards Biarritz when a lorry loaded with gas cylinders pulled out from a side road and collided with his sports car. It is believed that one of the cylinders was dislodged and struck the 28 year old German on the back of his head. He was taken to a hospital in Bordeaux with a fractured skull and died there two days later on 15 July 1950. His body was returned to Germany and Heinz Schnaufer, still only 28 years of age, was buried in the family's plot at the local cemetery in Calw.

Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer was born on the 16 February 1922 at Stuttgart. He learned to fly on gliders as a member of a Nationalpolitische Lehranstalt at Potsdam in 1939. Schnaufer entered the Luftwaffe as a trainee officer-pilot on 15 November 1939. Following basic military training at Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 42 at Salzwedel, he underwent flying training at Flugzeugführerschule A/B 3 at Guben.

On 1 April 1941, Schnaufer was promoted to the rank of Leutnant while undergoing multi-engine flying training at Flugzeugführerschule C at Alt-Lönnewitz. There followed eight weeks at Blindflugschule at Schwäbisch Hall and 10 weeks at the Zerstörer-Schule at Wunstorf. Finally, Schnaufer was posted to the Nachtjagdschule 1, based at Schleissheim to learn the rudiments of the night-fighting art. In early November 1941, Schnaufer was posted to II./NJG1, based at Stade near Hamburg. Leutnant Schnaufer was assigned to 5./NJG1. On 15 January 1942, II./NJG1 transferred to Saint-Trond in Belgium. Schnaufer's first operational experience came in February, when II./NJG1 were detached to fly escort for the German navy's capital ships Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen when they broke out from Brest en route for Norway.

On 10 April, Schnaufer was appointed Technischer Offizier of II./NJG1. His first victory was claimed on the night of 1/2 June 1942, when he shot down a RAF Halifax four-engine bomber near Louvain in Belgium. However, while attacking a second enemy aircraft, his aircraft was hit by return fire and he was wounded in the left leg. Schnaufer managed to successfully land his damaged aircraft at Saint-Trond. He was later admitted to hospital and did not return to his unit until 25 June. This would be the only time that Schnaufer or one of his crewmembers would be wounded in aerial combat during the war. By the end of the year, his victory total stood at seven, including three victories recorded on the night of 31 July/1 August.

Schnaufer was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant in July 1943, when his victory total stood at 17. He achieved his 20th victory on the night of 8/9 July 1943. Schnaufer was transferred to IV./NJG1, based at Leeuwarden in Holland, where he was appointed Staffelkapitän 12./NJG1, on 13 August 1943. He recorded his 30th victory on the night of 8/9 October. Oberleutnant Schnaufer was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 42 victories on 31 December. He recorded his 50th victory, and IV./NJG1's 500th victory, on the night of 24/25 February 1944. Oblt. Heinz-W. Schnaufer Staffelkapitän of 12./NJG1 is showing his 47th victory bar on the rudder of his Bf 110G, at St. Trond in February 1944.

On 1 March 1944, Schnaufer was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./NJG1, based at Leeuwarden in Holland. He shot down five enemy aircraft on the night of 24/25 May to record his 70th through 74th victories. On 17 June, he shot down two RAF four-engine bombers to record his 79th and 80th victories. Schnaufer claimed four further RAF four-engine bombers shot down on the night of 21/22 June (81-84). Hauptmann Schnaufer was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 507) on 24 June for 84 victories. He was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 84) on 30 July, with his victory total at 89.

In September 1944, IV./NJG1 retreated back into Germany, being stationed temporarily at Dusseldorf and Dortmund. Schnaufer achieved his 100th victory on 9 October 1944. He was awarded the Brillanten by Adolf Hitler on 16 October. Schnaufer, still only 22 years old, was appointed Kommodore of NJG4, based at Gutersloh, on 4 November 1944. At the end of the year, his victory total stood at 106. In December, he was promoted to the rank of Major. Schnaufer's greatest one-off success came on 21 February 1945, when he shot down nine RAF four-engine bombers in the course of one day: two in the early hours of the morning (108-109) and a further seven, in 19 minutes, in the evening (110-116). Post-war research suggests that, in fact, his total that day was 10, one claim not having been acknowledged.

On 7 March, he shot down three RAF four-engine bombers (119-121) to record his last victories of the war. Schnaufer was taken prisoner by the British at Eggebek in Schleswig-Holstein in May 1945, but was released later that year and returned to Calw, where he took over the reins of the family wine business, his father having died during the war. However, Schnaufer wished to continue in a career involving flying. He and Georg-Hermann Greiner (51 victories, RK-EL) decided to try and earn a living flying in South America and, on 23 September 1946, set out for Switzerland to contact the relevant consulates to arrange this. However, they crossed the border illegally and were arrested by border guards and interned. Six months late Schnaufer and Greiner were released.

Schnaufer returned to the family wine business and by the time of his death in 1950, he had built up the business to a very prosperous concern. His end came when, during a wine-purchasing visit to France, his open sports car was in collision with a lorry on the main road south from Bordeaux. The lorry had failed to observe right of way and entered the main road illegally. Heavy gas cylinders from the lorry fell on to Schnaufer's car, at least one of them hitting Schnaufer on the head. He died in hospital on 15 July 1950, two days after the accident. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer was the top-scoring Nachtjäger of World War 2. He was credited with 121 victories recorded in 164 combat missions.

His victory total includes 114 four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Unit Location Remarks
1 2.6.1942 1:55 Halifax II./NJG 1 Grez-Doiceau Halifax II (W1064) “MP-J” of 76 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt TRA West, 2 killed
2 1.8.1942 2:47 Wellington II./NJG 1 1km SW Loon-op-Zand Wellington IC (DV439) of 25 OTU, RAF
3 1.8.1942 3:17 Wellington II./NJG 1 Huldenberg Wellington IC (DV552) “UJ-N” of 27 OTU, RAF, 6 killed
4 1.8.1942 3:45 Whitley II./NJG 1 Gilly Whitley V (BD347) of 24 OTU, RAF flown by P/O G Silva, 1 killed, 3 evaded
5 25.8.1942 2:54 Wellington II./NJG 1 1km E Loonbeek Wellington III (BJ651) “JN-M” of 150 Sqn, RAF 
6 29.8.1942 1:16 Halifax II./NJG 1 1km E E Tombeek Halifax II (W7809) of 78 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt JAB Marshall
7 21.12.1942 23:53 Lancaster II./NJG 1 Poelkapelle Lancaster I (R5914) of 106 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt JD Brinkhurst, 3 killed, 4 POW
8 14.5.1943 2:14 Stirling II./NJG 1 Heerlen Stirling I (R9242) “BU-O” of 214 Sqn, RAF, flown by Sgt RM Gibney, 4 killed, 3 POW
9 14.5.1943 3:07 Halifax II./NJG 1 Near Blanden Halifax II (JB873) “EY-J” of 78 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt G Dane, 2 killed, 5 POW, 1 evaded
10 30.5.1943 0:48 Stirling II./NJG 1 S Baelen Stirling III (BF565) “HA-H” of 218 Sqn, RAF
11 30.5.1943 1:43 Halifax II./NJG 1 Budingen Halifax II (DT804) “TL-C” of 35 Sqn, RAF
12 30.5.1943 2:22 Stirling II./NJG 1 1km E Fl.Pl. Diest-Schaffen Stirling III (BK688) “HA-A” of 218 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt WAM Davis, 6 killed
13 22.6.1943 1:33 Stirling II./NJG 1 Langdorp Stirling III (BK712) “HA-D” of 218 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O W Shillinglaw, 8 killed
14 25.6.1943 2:58 Wellington II./NJG 1 Hamme-Mille  
15 29.6.1943 1:25 Lancaster II./NJG 1 Solwaster Lancaster III (LM323) “OF-U” of 97 Sqn, RAF
16 29.6.1943 1:45 Halifax II./NJG 1 Wandre Halifax V (DK137) “NP-R” of 76 Sqn, RAF
17 29.6.1943 1:55 Halifax II./NJG 1 Near Vottem Halifax II (HR812) “TL-F” of 35 Sqn, RAF
18 4.7.1943 0:48 Wellington II./NJG 1 1km N Averbode Wellington X (HE980) of 196 Sqn, RAF
19 4.7.1943 1:01 Stirling II./NJG 1 W Geebets Stirling III (BF530) “OJ-B” of 149 Sqn, RAF
20 9.7.1943 2:33 Lancaster II./NJG 1 Near Grobbendonk Lancaster III (ED663) of 49 Sqn, RAF
21 11.8.1943 0:32 Lancaster II./NJG 1 S Hähnlein  
22 28.8.1943 3:59 Halifax 12./NJG 1 Jemeppe sur Sambre Halifax II (JB835) “DY-X” of 102 Sqn, RAF
23 31.8.1943 22:41 Halifax 12./NJG 1 2km SE Kuinre Halifax II (HR878) “TL-J” of 35 Sqn, RAF
24 31.8.1943 3:53 Wellington 12./NJG 1 Near Lozen Wellington X (HE988) “AS-U” of 166 Sqn, RAF
25 24.8.1943 0:09 Halifax 12./NJG 1 Near Eschede Halifax II (JD379) “KN-M” of 77 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O A Massie, 3 killed, 4 POW
26 23.9.1943 23:00 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 5km S Kirchheimbolanden Stirling III (EJ104) “HA-G” of 218 Sqn, RAF
27 27.9.1943 23:31 Halifax 12./NJG 1 Near Stemmen  
28 3.10.1943 21:50 Halifax 12./NJG 1 Near Lande Halifax II (HR728) “LK-D” of 51 Sqn, RAF
29 9.10.1943 1:13 Halifax 12./NJG 1 Near Schwaförden Halifax II (HR945) “NP-Y” of 158 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt DCR Cater, 7 POW
30 9.10.1943 1:42 Viermot 12./NJG 1 Near Holtensen  
31 18.10.1943 20:25 Halifax 12./NJG 1 Near Negenborn Lancaster III (DV230) “SR-T” of 101 Sqn, RAF, 9 killed
32 20.10.1943 19:13 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Near Gieten Lancaster III (JB175) “MG-A” of 7 Sqn, RAF, 7 killed
33 20.10.1943 19:25 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Near Harrenstätte Lancaster III (JB348) “LQ-R” of 405 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW
34 22.10.1943 21:40 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Near Dransfeld Lancaster III (JB320) “DX-X” of 57 Sqn, RAF
35 23.11.1943 18:50 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 2km NW Ter Apel Lancaster III (JA939) “LQ-C” of 405 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW
36 23.11.1943 19:00 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Lorup Oblt Schnaufer's Kill number 36 should be DV329 (KM-W) of 44 Sqn Dunholm Lodge pilot Flt.Lt Charles Ellison Hill. There is a general error on most web sites showing the 36th kill as Lancaster III (JB537) "PH-N" of 12 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW. JB537 (PH-N) was lost at 22:00hrs by Flak and crashed at Vrees Killing all on board - no survivors. Schnaufer shot down DV329 (KM-W) at 19:00 at Lorup and the plane crashed near Rastdorf only the Mid Upper Gunner (KIRWAN) survived the crash. Please see the attached MACR report which shows Cockade N (JB537 PH-N) was lost by flak not Schnaufer. The book Nachtjagd War Diaries vol 1 (page 303) has the correct aircraft. DV329 was my great uncles aircraft. Thanks to Fred Hill
37 16.12.1943 18:01 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Near Follega Lancaster III (JA853) “MG-L” of 7 Sqn, RAF flown by W/O WA Watson, 7 killed
38 16.12.1943 18:12 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 3km NW Lemmer Lancaster I (DV300) “SR-W” of 101 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt R MacFarlane, 8 killed
39 16.12.1943 18:23 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 SW Wolvega Lancaster III (JB545) “EA-O” of 49 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O G Ratcliffe, 7 killed
40 16.12.1943 18:41 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 2km SW Wirdum Lancaster II (DS831) “QO-N” of 432 Sqn, RAF, flown by F/O WC Fisher, 5 killed, 2 POW
41 29.12.1943 18:50 Halifax 12./NJG 1 3km NE Meppel Halifax II (JD314) “ZA-X” of 10 Sqn, RAF, 7 killed
42 29.12.1943 19:45 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Near Wietmarschen Lancaster II (DS718) “EQ-R” of 408 Sqn, RAF, flown by F/Lt WT Wilton, 7 killed
43 27.1.1944 19:45 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Near Essen Lancaster III (JB283) “PH-W” of 12 Sqn, RAF
44 30.1.1944 22:15 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 W Amsterdam  
45 15.2.1944 22:58 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Off Texel Lancaster III (ND363) “PM-A” of 103 Sqn, RAF
46 15.2.1944 23:19 Viermot 12./NJG 1 Near Hoorn Lancaster II (LL689) “KO-P” of 115 Sqn, RAF
47 15.2.1944 23:33 Viermot 12./NJG 1 Wattenmeer Lancaster I (W4272) “GJ-C” of 622 Sqn, RAF
48 22.3.1944 23:10 Lancaster 12./NJG 1 Halle Lancaster III (LM430) “WS-B” of 9 Sqn, RAF
49 25.3.1944 0:12 Viermot 12./NJG 1 Neuwarendorf  
50 25.3.1944 0:21 Viermot 12./NJG 1 Neuwarendorf Lancaster I (HK539) “UM-A2” of 626 Sqn, RAF
51 25.3.1944 0:41 Viermot 12./NJG 1 Near Varssefeld  
52 11.4.1944 23:15 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 Near Beerse Lancaster III (ND389) “OL-A” of 83 Sqn, RAF
53 11.4.1944 23:25 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 2km N St Lenaerts Lancaster I (LL899) “EA-P” of 49 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt DJ Bacon, 7 killed
54 25.4.1944 2:03 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 Near Alken Lancaster I (HK542) “KO-J” of 115 Sqn, RAF
55 25.4.1944 2:28 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 3km N Mechelen Lancaster II (DS734) “KO-Y” of 115 Sqn, RAF
56 25.4.1944 2:30 Halifax IV./NJG 1 Antwerp area Halifax III (LW622) “DT-R” of 192 Sqn, RAF
57 25.4.1944 2:40 Halifax IV./NJG 1 LG 35  
58 27.4.1944 2:05 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 1km S Achtmaal Lancaster III (JB307) “GT-H” of 156 Sqn, RAF
59 27.4.1944 2:18 Viermot IV./NJG 1 LG 38 Lancaster II (DS719) “LQ-U” of 408 Sqn, RAF
60 28.4.1944 1:30 Halifax IV./NJG 1 8km N Aubel Halifax V (LL258) “WL-W” of 434 Sqn, RAF
61 28.4.1944 1:40 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 Verviers Halifax III (MZ588) “QO-W” of 432 Sqn, RAF
62 9.5.1944 3:34 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Near Grand-Reng Halifax III (LW594) “QO-G” of 432 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O SA Hawkins, 3 killed, 2 POW, 2 evaded
63 13.5.1944 0:44 Halifax IV./NJG 1 Londerzeel Halifax III (LK883) “OW-E” of 426 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O JH Black
64 13.5.1944 0:46 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 5km ENE Hasselt Halifax III (HX334) “NP-C” of 158 Sqn, RAF
65 13.5.1944 0:48 Halifax IV./NJG 1 Hoogstraaten Halifax III (LV919) “HD-O” of 466 Sqn, RAF
66 22.5.1944 1:34 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 3km S Mol  
67 22.5.1944 1:51 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 3km NW Tongerooge Lancaster (DV309) “BQ-S” of 550 Sqn, RAF flown by W/C J Harris
68 23.5.1944 1:23 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 Near Neepelt Lancaster I (ME690) “AA-Z” of 75 Sqn, RAF
69 23.5.1944 1:36 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 Near Brecht Lancaster I (ME670) “HW-Q” of 100 Sqn, RAF
70 25.5.1944 1:15 Viermot IV./NJG 1 3km NW Eindhoven Halifax III (LK885) “MH-Z” of 51 Sqn, RAF
71 25.5.1944 1:18 Viermot IV./NJG 1 2km NNW Tilburg Halifax III (LW653) “NP-T” of 158 Sqn, RAF
72 25.5.1944 1:22 Viermot IV./NJG 1 1.5km W Goirle Halifax III (MZ622) “MP-L” of 76 Sqn, RAF
73 25.5.1944 1:25 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Dongen-Tilburg Halifax III (LW124) “AL-N” of 429 Sqn, RAF
74 25.5.1944 1:29 Viermot IV./NJG 1 7km SW Tilburg  
75 13.6.1944 0:27 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Avennes les Auvert Lancaster II (DS772) “EQ-T” of 408 Sqn, RAF
76 13.6.1944 0:31 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Cambrai a/f Lancaster II (DS726) “EQ-Y” of 408 Sqn, RAF
77 13.6.1944 0:34 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Tilloy Lancaster II (DS688) “EQ-R” of 408 Sqn, RAF
78 16.6.1944 1:00 Viermot IV./NJG 1 N Arras  
79 17.6.1944 1:54 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Dreumel  
80 17.6.1944 2:04 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Berkel Halifax III (NA524) “KN-F” of 77 Sqn, RAF
81 22.6.1944 1:25 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Valkenswaard Lancaster III (LM582) “KM-Q” of 44 Sqn, RAF
82 22.6.1944 1:30 Viermot IV./NJG 1 2km S Meeuven Lancaster I (ME683) “EM-W” of 207 Sqn, RAF
83 22.6.1944 1:36 Viermot IV./NJG 1 5km S Opoerteren Lancaster III (LM434) “KM-F” of 44 Sqn, RAF
84 22.6.1944 2:05 Viermot IV./NJG 1 6km S Hamont Lancaster I (ME843) “LE-U” of 630 Sqn, RAF
85 21.7.1944 1:40 Lancaster IV./NJG 1 1.5km N Boxtel Lancaster I (LM183) “WP-L” of 90 Sqn, RAF
86 21.7.1944 1:51 Viermot IV./NJG 1 8km N Breda  
87 29.7.1944 1:38 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Pforzheim Lancaster I (ME856) “PO-T” of 467 Sqn, RAF
88 29.7.1944 1:50 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Eutingen  
89 29.7.1944 1:57 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Malmsheim Lancaster I (ME778) “ZN-O” of 106 Sqn, RAF
90 13.8.1944 0:48 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Wasserliesch  
91 13.8.1944 1:09 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Werbomont Lancaster III (ND694) “F2-R” of 635 Sqn, RAF
92 13.8.1944 1:15 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Gouvy  
93 13.8.1944 1:19 Viermot IV./NJG 1 3km W Mons  
94 12.9.1944 23:07 Viermot IV./NJG 1 Gemünden area  
95 23.9.1944 22:56 Viermot IV./NJG 1 JP-HP  
96 23.9.1944 23:10 Viermot IV./NJG 1 JO  
97 23.9.1944 23:15 Viermot IV./NJG 1 HO-JO  
98 23.9.1944 23:25 Viermot IV./NJG 1 JN-HN  
99 9.10.1944 20:32 Viermot IV./NJG 1 S Bochum  
100 9.10.1944 20:55 Viermot IV./NJG 1 NE Bocholt  
101 6.11.1944 20:55 Viermot IV./NJG 1 KP-IP  
102 6.11.1944 19:34 Viermot IV./NJG 1 KP-IP  
103 6.11.1944 19:41 Viermot IV./NJG 1 KP-IP  
104 21.11.1944 19:05 Viermot Stab/NJG 4 KP  
105 21.11.1944 19:11 Viermot Stab/NJG 4 KP  
106 12.12.1944 20:00 Viermot Stab/NJG 4 MO-LO  
107 3.2.1945 21:09 Viermot Stab/NJG 4 LO  
108 21.2.1945 1:53 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 MM-MN  
109 21.2.1945 1:58 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 MM  
110 21.2.1945 20:44 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 HQ-HP  
111 21.2.1945 20:48 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 HP-HO  
112 21.2.1945 20:51 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 HP-HO  
113 21.2.1945 20:55 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 HP-HO  
114 21.2.1945 20:58 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 IO-JN  
115 21.2.1945 21:00 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 JN-KM  
116 21.2.1945 21:03 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 KM-KL  
117 3.3.1945 21:55 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 HQ  
118 3.3.1945 22:04 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 HQ  
119 7.3.1945 20:41 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 LR-MR  
120 7.3.1945 20:47 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 LS-MS  
121 7.3.1945 21:56 Lancaster Stab/NJG 4 GC-HC  


Victories : 121
Awards : Ehrenpokal (26 July 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 August 1943)
Ritterkreuz (31 December 1943)
Eichenlaub (24 June 1944)
Schwertern (30 July 1944)
Brillanten (16 October 1944)
Units : NJG1, NJG4
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/schnaufer.html

Asisbiz list of 121 aerial victories for Heinz Schnaufer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Height Time Location Remarks
02-Jun-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Halifax 5300m 01:55 15km S. Louvain Halifax II (W1064) MP-J of 76 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt TRA West, 2 killed
01-Aug-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Wellington 3800m 02:47 62/79/8 (SE Tolz/1km SW Loon-op-Zand) Wellington IC (DV439) of 25 OTU, RAF
01-Aug-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Wellington 3800m 03:17 41/2/73 Steurberg Wellington IC (DV552) UJ-N of 27 OTU, RAF, 6 killed
01-Aug-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Whitley V 2800m 03:45 Grilly 41/5/39 Whitley V (BD347) of 24 OTU, RAF flown by P/O G Silva, 1 killed, 3 evaded
25-Aug-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Wellington 2700m 02:54 1km E Loonbeek Wellington III (BJ651) JN-M of 150 Sqn, RAF
29-Aug-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Halifax 6200m 01:16 4125 H3 1km E Tornbuk-Tombeek Halifax II (W7809) of 78 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt JAB Marshall
21-Dec-42 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Lancaster 2700m 23:53 2123 I2 (3km NNE Poelkapelle) Lancaster I (R5914) of 106 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt JD Brinkhurst, 3 killed, 4 POW
14-May-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II.NJG1 Stirling 5400m 02:14 5126 (Heerlen) Stirling I (R9242) BU-O of 214 Sqn, RAF, flown by Sgt RM Gibney, 4 killed, 3 POW
14-May-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II.NJG1 Halifax   03:07 5km SE Lunen (Raum Blanden) Halifax II (JB873) EY-J of 78 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt G Dane, 2 killed, 5 POW, 1 evaded
30-May-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II.NJG1 Stirling 3500m 00:48 6134 (S. Baelen) Stirling III (BF565) HA-H of 218 Sqn, RAF
30-May-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II.NJG1 Halifax 3600m 01:43 5114 (Budingen) Halifax II (DT804) TL-C of 35 Sqn, RAF
30-May-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II.NJG1 Stirling   02:22 ½km E. Fl.Pl. Diest-Schaffen Stirling III (BK688) HA-A of 218 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt WAM Davis, 6 killed
22-Jun-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Stirling 4300m 01:33 3km NE Aerschot Stirling III (BK712) HA-D of 218 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O W Shillinglaw, 8 killed
25-Jun-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Wellington 4700m 02:58 1km S Lowen  
29-Jun-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Lancaster 5900m 01:25 9km SE Verviers Lancaster III (LM323) OF-U of 97 Sqn, RAF
29-Jun-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Halifax 5300m 01:45 7km NE Luttich Halifax V (DK137) NP-R of 76 Sqn, RAF
29-Jun-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Halifax 5300m 01:55 4km N Volleu Halifax II (HR812) TL-F of 35 Sqn, RAF
04-Jul-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Wellington 4500m 00:48 1km N. Averbode (1km N. Grooten Haak/Diest) Wellington X (HE980) of 196 Sqn, RAF
04-Jul-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Stirling 4400m 01:01 West of Geebets (Brabant) Stirling III (BF530) OJ-B of 149 Sqn, RAF
09-Jul-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Lancaster 6000m 02:33 23km ESE Antwerp (bei Grobbendonk) Lancaster III (ED663) of 49 Sqn, RAF
11-Aug-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II./NJG1 Lancaster 5400m 00:32 S Hahnlein (SSW Darmstadt)  
28-Aug-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 4000m 03:54 1km N Jemappe Halifax II (JB835) DY-X of 102 Sqn, RAF
31-Aug-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Wellington 4000m 03:53 St Trond Wellington X (HE988) AS-U of 166 Sqn, RAF
31-Aug-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Wellington 4000m 04:00 Lozen (N Bree)  
31-Aug-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 4500m 22:41 SE Kuinre (Zuider Zee) Halifax II (HR878) TL-J of 35 Sqn, RAF
23-Sep-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster 7000m 23:00 SW Mendig (5km S. Kirchhelmb'den) Stirling III (EJ104) HA-G of 218 Sqn, RAF
27-Sep-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 4400m 23:31 W. Nordstemmen (bei Stemmen)  
03-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 5300m 21:50 8km N Minden Halifax II (HR728) LK-D of 51 Sqn, RAF
09-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 5100m 01:13 8km N. Sulingen (bei Schwarforden) Halifax II (HR945) NP-Y of 158 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt DCR Cater, 7 POW
09-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Halifax   01:42 SSW Hannover (bei Holtensen)  
18-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 5300m 20:25 NNW Hannover Lancaster III (DV230) SR-T of 101 Sqn, RAF, 9 killed
20-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster 5400m 19:13 15km E Assen Lancaster III (JB175) MG-A of 7 Sqn, RAF, 7 killed
20-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 5400m 19:25 7km NE Sogel Lancaster III (JB348) LQ-R of 405 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW
22-Oct-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster 6000m 21:40 NE Kassel Lancaster III (JB320) DX-X of 57 Sqn, RAF
23-Nov-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 5200m 18:50 2km NW Ter Apel (Emmen) Oblt Schnaufer's Kill number 36 should be DV329 (KM-W) of 44 Sqn Dunholm Lodge pilot Flt.Lt Charles Ellison Hill. There is a general error on most web sites showing the 36th kill as Lancaster III (JB537) "PH-N" of 12 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW. JB537 (PH-N) was lost at 22:00hrs by Flak and crashed at Vrees Killing all on board - no survivors. Schnaufer shot down DV329 (KM-W) at 19:00 at Lorup and the plane crashed near Rastdorf only the Mid Upper Gunner (KIRWAN) survived the crash. Please see the attached MACR report which shows Cockade N (JB537 PH-N) was lost by flak not Schnaufer. The book Nachtjagd War Diaries vol 1 (page 303) has the correct aircraft. DV329 was my great uncles aircraft. Thanks to Fred Hill
23-Nov-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster 5500m 19:00 bei Lorup (NNW Cloppenburg) Lancaster III (JB537) PH-N of 12 Sqn, RAF, 6 killed, 1 POW
16-Dec-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 5800m 18:01 bei Follega (NE Lemmer) Lancaster III (JA853) MG-L of 7 Sqn, RAF flown by W/O WA Watson, 7 killed
16-Dec-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 4500m 18:12 3km NW Lemmer Lancaster I (DV300) SR-W of 101 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt R MacFarlane, 8 killed
16-Dec-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 5400m 18:23 Eintrat Wolvega (4km SW Wolvega) Lancaster III (JB545) EA-O of 49 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O G Ratcliffe, 7 killed
16-Dec-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 9000m 18:41 2km SW Wierum (S. Leeuwarden) Lancaster II (DS831) QO-N of 432 Sqn, RAF, flown by F/O WC Fisher, 5 killed, 2 POW
29-Dec-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Halifax 5300m 18:50 3km NE Meppel Halifax II (JD314) ZA-X of 10 Sqn, RAF, 7 killed
29-Dec-43 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster   19:45 Near Wietmarschen Lancaster II (DS718) EQ-R of 408 Sqn, RAF, flown by F/Lt WT Wilton, 7 killed
27-Jan-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster   19:45 bei Essen (4km NW Quakenbruck) Lancaster III (JB283) PH-W of 12 Sqn, RAF
30-Jan-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster 3500m 22:15 GK-5 10km W. Amsterdam  
15-Feb-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 Lancaster   22:58 DJ-9.3 (vor Texel) Lancaster III (ND363) PM-A of 103 Sqn, RAF
15-Feb-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 4-mot. Flzg. 5500m 23:19 South of Tournai Lancaster II (LL689) KO-P of 115 Sqn, RAF
15-Feb-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12.NJG1 4-mot. Flzg. 5000m 23:33 EL-7.8 Wattenmeer Lancaster I (W4272) GJ-C of 622 Sqn, RAF
22-Mar-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster III 4800m 23:10 Halle b Lembeek Lancaster III (LM430) WS-B of 9 Sqn, RAF
25-Mar-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster 5800m 00:12 3km N. Neuwarendorf  
25-Mar-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 Lancaster 2900m 00:21 Neuwarendorf E. Munster Lancaster I (HK539) UM-A2 of 626 Sqn, RAF
25-Mar-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer 12./NJG1 4-mot. Flzg. 5400m 00:41 Varssveld 18km vor Emmerich  
11-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster   23:15 35km NE Antwerp (b. Beese) Lancaster III (ND389) OL-A of 83 Sqn, RAF
11-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster   23:25 25km NW Antwerp (2km N. Saintlenaerts) Lancaster I (LL899) EA-P of 49 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt DJ Bacon, 7 killed
25-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5700m 02:03 9km SE St Trond Lancaster I (HK542) KO-J of 115 Sqn, RAF
25-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5700-800m 02:28 3km N Mechelen Lancaster II (DS734) KO-Y of 115 Sqn, RAF
25-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax 5700-5800m 02:30 Raum Antwerp (1km W. Haasdonk) Halifax III (LW622) DT-R of 192 Sqn, RAF
25-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 3300m 02:40 LG-3.5 in See  
27-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5600m 02:05 SE Achtmaal Lancaster III (JB307) GT-H of 156 Sqn, RAF
27-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5000m 02:18 LG-3.8 (North Sea) Lancaster II (DS719) LQ-U of 408 Sqn, RAF
28-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax 4300m 01:30 15km SW Arnheim Halifax V (LL258) WL-W of 434 Sqn, RAF
28-Apr-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 5400m 01:40 32km SW Arnheim Halifax III (MZ588) QO-W of 432 Sqn, RAF
09-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax 2400m 03:34 30km SW Charleroi Halifax III (LW594) QO-G of 432 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O SA Hawkins, 3 killed, 2 POW, 2 evaded
13-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 6400m 00:36 5km ENE Hasselt Halifax III (LK883) OW-E of 426 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O JH Black
13-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 2500m 00:44 6km NNE Baelen (Liege) Halifax III (HX334) NP-C of 158 Sqn, RAF
13-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 1500m 00:48 4km N Larum (Antwerp) Halifax III (LV919) HD-O of 466 Sqn, RAF
22-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 2300m 01:34 32km vor Hasselt (3km S. Mol)  
22-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5800m 01:51 3km NW Tongeroog (10km S. Herentals) Lancaster (DV309) BQ-S of 550 Sqn, RAF flown by W/C J Harris
23-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 6000m 01:23 60-70km NNE St. Trond (bei Neerpelt) Lancaster I (ME690) AA-Z of 75 Sqn, RAF
23-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5500m 01:36 22km NE Antwerpen Lancaster I (ME670) HW-Q of 100 Sqn, RAF
25-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 2500m 01:15 KL-LL (Tilburg-Eindhoven) Halifax III (LK885) MH-Z of 51 Sqn, RAF
25-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 2500m 01:18 KL-LL (Tilburg-Eindhoven) Halifax III (LW653) NP-T of 158 Sqn, RAF
25-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 2500m 01:22 KL-LL (Tilburg-Eindhoven) Halifax III (MZ622) MP-L of 76 Sqn, RAF
25-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax III 2500m 01:25 KL-LL (Tilburg-Eindhoven) Halifax III (LW124) AL-N of 429 Sqn, RAF
25-May-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster   01:29 KL-LL (Tilburg-Eindhoven)  
13-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 1500m 00:27 QG-PG (Cambrai) Lancaster II (DS772) EQ-T of 408 Sqn, RAF
13-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 1200m 00:31 QG-PG (Cambrai) Lancaster II (DS726) EQ-Y of 408 Sqn, RAF
13-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 1000m 00:34 QG-PG (Cambrai) Lancaster II (DS688) EQ-R of 408 Sqn, RAF
16-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 2200m 01:00 OF-PF (Bethune-Arras)  
17-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 4-mot. Flzg. 4000m 01:54 FuF St Trond  
17-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 4-mot. Flzg. 3800m 02:04 FuF St Trond Halifax III (NA524) KN-F of 77 Sqn, RAF
22-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 1200m 01:25 LM (Raum Heize-Meijel) Lancaster III (LM582) KM-Q of 44 Sqn, RAF
22-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5200m 01:30 LN (Raum Venlo area) Lancaster I (ME683) EM-W of 207 Sqn, RAF
22-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 1800m 01:36 LN (Raum Venlo area) Lancaster III (LM434) KM-F of 44 Sqn, RAF
22-Jun-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 2900m 02:05 ML 3-3 (Overpelt) Lancaster I (ME843) LE-U of 630 Sqn, RAF
21-Jul-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 1200m 01:40 05 Ost S/KK-KL (1.5km N. Boxtel) Lancaster I (LM183) WP-L of 90 Sqn, RAF
21-Jul-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 6200m 01:51 05 Ost S/KK-KJ (W. Breda)  
29-Jul-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4500m 01:38 50km W. Obj. Stuttgart Lancaster I (ME856) PO-T of 467 Sqn, RAF
29-Jul-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 5900m 01:50 30km W. Stuttgart  
29-Jul-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 6300m 01:57 20km W. Obj. Stuttgart Lancaster I (ME778) ZN-O of 106 Sqn, RAF
13-Aug-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4300m 00:48 RP-QP (Wasserliesch)  
13-Aug-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4500m 01:09 PM-PL (Werbomont) Lancaster III (ND694) F2-R of 635 Sqn, RAF
13-Aug-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4300m 01:15 QM (Gouvy)  
13-Aug-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4700m 01:19 OL-OK (3km W. Mons)  
12-Sep-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 3000m 23:07 RQ-RP (Raum Gemunden)  
23-Sep-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4200m 22:56 IP-HP (W. Munster)  
23-Sep-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4500m 23:10 IO (W. Munster)  
23-Sep-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 3900m 23:15 HO-IO (W. Munster)  
23-Sep-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Lancaster 4100m 23:25 IN-HN (W. Munster)  
09-Oct-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax 5200m 20:32 S Bochum  
09-Oct-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG1 Halifax 3500m 20:55 IO (S Munster)  
06-Nov-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster 3400m 19:26 KP-LP  
06-Nov-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   19:34 KP-LP  
06-Nov-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab /NJG4 Lancaster 2800m 19:41 KP-IP  
21-Nov-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Halifax 6000m 19:05 KP (Ruhrgebiet)  
21-Nov-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Halifax 7.600m 19:07 KP (Ruhrgebiet)  
12-Dec-44 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV./NJG4 Lancaster 3000m 20:00 -  
03-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:09 NE Krefeld  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   01:53 WSW Monchen-Gladbach  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   01:58 SW Roermond  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:44 NNW Munster  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:48 SE Enschelde  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:51 S. Enschelde  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:55 E. Zutphen  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:58 Bocholt  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   21:00 SW Kleve  
21-Feb-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   21:03 E. s'Hertogenbosch  
03-Mar-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   21:55 SW Osnabruck  
03-Mar-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   22:04 NE Munster  
07-Mar-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:41 E. Attendoorn  
07-Mar-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   20:47 SSW Korbach  
07-Mar-45 Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer StabNJG4 Lancaster   21:56 NE Helmstedt  

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