Units: 5./JG11 (5/43 Jever), EKdo. 262 (8/44), JG7
Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 in JG-11, Me 262A-1a WNr 170061 'White 11' & 170063 'White 9' in JG-7
Remarks: Shot down in April, 1945, and crash landed at Kolberg. His 1st victory was a B-17 on 15 May, 1943, while serving in 5/JG-11. Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a P-38 on 5 January, 1944. A 3rd known, while in Epr.Kdo. 262, a B-17 on 15 August, 1944, no location given. This may have been the first victory recorded by a jet. A 4th, a B-24 at Zutphen/Hall on 7 October, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 in the Beilen area on 12 October, 1944. 8 victories were achieved flying the Me 262, plus 5 while in JG-11. One such victory, No. 7, a B-17 between Braunschweig and Magdeburg on 3 March, 1945. His 8th, a B-17 in the Zwikau area on 19 March, 1945. His 9th, a B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. His 10th, a P-51 on 10 April, 1945. Also spelled Lennarts.
Asisbiz database list of 11 out 0f 13 aerial victories for Helmut Lennartz
Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location Saturday, May 15, 1943 Helmut Lennartz 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7000m 10:57 10km N Helgoland Tuesday, August 15, 1944 Helmut Lennartz Epr./Kdo./262 B-17 Fortress Wednesday, January 5, 1944 Helmut Lennartz Epr./Kdo./262 P-38 Lightning Saturday, October 7, 1944 Helmut Lennartz 2./Kdo./Nowotny B-24 Liberator 7000m 13:05 Zutphen/Hall Thursday, October 12, 1944 Helmut Lennartz Stab III./JG6 P-51 Mustang 7000m 11:15 EN-EO (Beilen area) Thursday, October 12, 1944 Helmut Lennartz Kdo./Nowotny P-51 Mustang Saturday, March 3, 1945 Helmut Lennartz Stab III./JG7 B-17 Fortress 10:15± zwischen Braunschweig-Magdeburg Monday, March 19, 1945 Helmut Lennartz Stab III./JG7 B-17 Fortress - Raum Zwikau-Jena-Plauen Thursday, March 22, 1945 Helmut Lennartz Stab III./JG7 B-17 Fortress 12:45± Raum Cottbus-Bautzen-Dresden Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Helmut Lennartz Stab III./JG7 P-51 Mustang - - Wednesday, January 5, 1944 Helmut Lennartz 5./JG11 P-38 Lightning 5000m - -
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