Richard Herbert Altner

Units: 5./NJG3 (8/42), 2./NJG3 (1/43), 3./NJG5 (12/43 L├╝beck), 8./NJG5 (1/44), 10./NJG11 (4/45)

Awards: DK-G(1/1/45), EP, EK 1 & 2, Night Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 110, Do 217, Ju 88, Me 262B-1a/U1 WNr 111980 'Red 12' and Ar 234 in NJG-11 in 1945

Remarks: One known victory, a Halifax 1 km SSE of Sonderborg on 19 August, 1942. Another, a Stirling on 18 January, 1943. A Wellington south of Tondern on 19 February, 1943. A B-17 NE of Gedser on 9 October, 1943. Downed a '4 mot' near Berlin on 16 December, 1943. One of these must have been 'unconfirmed', since his 5th per OKL, was a B-24 on 4 January, 1944. A '4 mot' W of Paris on 8 June, 1944. a 2nd '4 mot' same day, 80 km N of Paris. A '4 mot' SSW of Paris on 10 June, 1944. Two more '4 mots' SW of Paris on 11 June, 1944. Another double on 13 June, 1944; both '4 mots' in the Lens-Arras area. Scored 5 victories, all Lancasters of RAF No. 619 Sq., within 30 minutes on one mission, 18 July, 1944, over northern France. One late victory, a Mosquito on 3 April, 1945. In the last days of the war, he used the Reinfeld autobahn as a runway during the day. On 7 May, 1945, from his last 262 base at Schleswig-Jagel, rather than waiting to surrender to the British, Altner simply got on his bike and pedaled home!

Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories for Richard Herbert Altner

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Richard Herbert Altner 5./NJG3 Halifax 4000-4800m 02:08 1km ESE Sonderborg
Monday, January 18, 1943 Richard Herbert Altner 2./NJG3 Stirling 50m 20:01 643 3G8
Friday, February 19, 1943 Richard Herbert Altner Stab II./NJG3 Wellington 1800m 20:55 S Tondern
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 B-17 Fortress 3500m 12:14 NE Gedser (Storstrom)
Thursday, December 16, 1943 Richard Herbert Altner 3./NJG5 4-mot. Flgz. 4500m 20:09 10km vor Berlin
Tuesday, January 04, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 B-24 Liberator   12:55  
Friday, March 31, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 6000m 00:15 05 Sud
Friday, March 31, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 6000m 00:34 05 Sud
Thursday, June 08, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flgz. 1600m 02:22 West of Paris
Thursday, June 08, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flgz. 1700m 02:37 SW Objekt 50-100km nr Paris
Saturday, June 10, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 1500m 00:32 S-SW vor Paris
Sunday, June 11, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg.   00:43 SW Paris
Sunday, June 11, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2300m 00:40 SW Paris
Tuesday, June 13, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 1300m 01:41 PF (Arras area)
Tuesday, June 13, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg.   01:39 PF (Lens-Arras)
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2500m 01:11 SE Calais
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2600m 01:01 05 Ost S/UF (Ermenonville)
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2500m 01:11 AG (Coulommiers)
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2500m 01:21 04 Ost N/BH (Romilly)
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2400m 01:25 04 Ost N/GJ (Saulieu)
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 4-mot. Flzg. 2400m 01:34 04 Ost N/GK (W Dijon)
Friday, January 05, 1945 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 Halifax   19:35 -
Wednesday, February 07, 1945 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 Halifax   - Stettin
Wednesday, February 07, 1945 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 Halifax   - Stettin
Wednesday, February 07, 1945 Richard Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 Halifax   - Stettin
Tuesday, April 03, 1945 Richard Herbert Altner Stab II./NJG11 Mosquito   21:40 Berlin

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