Jagdgeschwader 26 - JG26

1 Staffel I. gruppe Jagdgeschwader 26 - 1./JG26

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG26 (White 1+) Franz Hörnung Germnay 1939

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG26 (W1+) Dortmund Germany 1939

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG26 (White 1+) Hornung France Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Early Bf 109s of l./JG26 showing the Staffel's grasshopper emblem used until early September 1940 when the Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Franz Homung, was replaced. Note also the early position of the Hakenkreuz.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG26 (White 3 +) Marquise, France October 1940

Photo 01: A Bf 109E-4 of 1./JG26 at Marquise in October 1940 showing the fuselage sides darkened with a particularly untidy green overspray.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG26 (White 5+) France Dec 1940

Photo 01: Muddy conditions on a French airfield as Bf 109E 'White 5' warms up its engine. The unit has not been positively identified, but the small fuselage cross suggests a Staffel of JG26.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG26 (White 7+) undergoing routine maintenence at Dusseldorf 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 1 Staffel I./JG26 (White 11+) and (White 13+) sitting ready for their pilots on a cold early dawn morning 1939

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 1./JG26 (White 13+) and (White 1+) taxing early dawn morning 1939

Luftwaffe aircrew Feldwebel Gerhard Scheidt

Photo 01: Feldwebel. Gerhard Scheidt sits in his Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 1./JG26 Werk Nr.1374 (White12+) France 1940

2 Staffel I. gruppe Jagdgeschwader 26 - 2./JG26

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG26 (Red 13+) Bönninghardt, near German boarder March 1940

Photo source: Avions 189 Page 19

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG26 (Red 16+) Fritz Losigkeit Bönninghardt, near German boarder March 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 2./JG26 (Red 1+) Staffelkapitan Fritz Losigkeit WNr 2767 crash-landed France

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 2./JG26 (Red 1+) Staffelkapitan Fritz Losigkeit WNr 2767 crash-landed France 01-02

Photo's 01-02: On 29 September, the Staffelkapitan of 2./JG26, Oblt. Fritz Losigkeit, crash-landed his Bf109E-4 'Red 1', W.Nr 2767, on the beach near Cap Gris-Nez as a result of engine trouble. The aircraft was 15% damaged.

Pilots JG26 Fritz Losigkeit 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 2./JG26 (Red 2+) Heinz Wolf force-landed Sussex 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3, W.Nr. 1289, flown by Uffz. Heinz Wolf of 2./JG26 on The fuselage camouflage on this aircraft was a high-demarcation 70/71 scheme with fairly dense 02/71 mottles. The number '2' on the fuselage was a dark reddish-brown with a black outline, and the painted-out letters 'FA' were still faintly visible aft of the Balkenkreuz.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG26.2 (R2+) Wolf crash-landed Sussex 01

Photo 01: Uffz. Heinz Wolf's Bf 109E-3 'Brown 2', W.Nr. 1289, of 2./JG26 which forced landed at Udimore, Sussex, on the afternoon of 28 November 1940.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG26.2 (R2+) Wolf crash-landed Sussex 02

Photo 01: This aircraft was later shipped to South Africa where it is seen on display in 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 II./JG26 ((+- piloted by Hptm. Herwig Knuppel Kommandeur of II./JG 26 March 1940

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 II./JG26 ((+- piloted by Hptm. Herwig Knuppel Kommandeur of II./JG 26 March 1940. Knuppel had the top hat insignia painted on his Ar-65 as early as 1935, taking the emblem with him to Spain and retained the emblem when he took command of II./JG 26. However he was later killed on May 19 1940 when his aircraft was shot down near Lille.

3. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 26 - 3./JG26

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG26 Yellow 9 Otto Jaros WNr 6353 dataplate Thameside Museum

On after a dogfight with Hurricanes at Horndon / Essex Otto Jaros bailed out of his cripled aircraft and was taken prisoner. The remains of his crashed machine, including the dataplate were recovered on and the parts are exhibited in THAMESIDE AVIATION MUSEUM.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 3./JG26 Yellow 5 and Yellow 11 France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 3./JG26 Yellow 1 Lt. Robert Menge France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3/B 3./JG26 (Yellow 3+) taxing France 1940

Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3/B 3./JG26 Yellow 3 taxing France 1940

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Franz Hornig

Units: 4/JG-26, Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (7/38-9/40), Kdr I/JG-107 (1/43)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Ar 96, Bf 109 D, Bf 109E-3 'White 1', Fw 190

Remarks: His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 65 or 610 Sq. over Dover on 14 August, 1940. Magnus, 8 victories.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz List of 1 Aerial Victories for Franz Hornig

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-Aug-40 Franz Hornig 1./JG26   13:20 Dover

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Luftwaffe pilot Feldwebel. Gerhard Scheidt

Units: 1./JG-26

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 1 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 26 Werk Nr.1374 Coded: 12 + (White)

Remarks: Mission: Free-lance patrol.
Date: 5th November 1940 Time: 16.45 hours.
Location: Albion Road, Birchington, Kent, England.
Pilot: Feldwebel. Gerhard Scheidt. 60014/ - Captured injured.
REASON FOR LOSS: Shot down by F/O W. L. McKnight of No.242 Squadron and F/O L. A. Haines of No.19 Squadron.

On a free-lance patrol with twenty four other aircraft from the Gruppe. While flying at 26,000 ft. the formation was attacked by Spitfires and a running fight took place between Southend and Chatham, climbing to 32,000 ft. Although the pilot claime that his aircraft was not hit his engine started to give trouble and he came down to 10,000 ft. when he encountered two Hurricanes which shot up the engine. The pilot bailed out at 1,600 ft. and landed in a tree, sustaining facial injuries, the aircraft dived into the ground and disintegrated. Engine buried. No bullet strikes were found in any of the wreckage. Markings: Nose and fin yellow. Airframe made by Arado Werke, in 1940. Armament: two 20 mm cannon and two MG 17. No armour could be traced. The pilot's morale was high and had lived in America for some time; his first remark to his interrogator being “When are you going to take this Goddamn thorn out of my cheek”.

Additional Research: By Melvin Brownless with special thanks to Horst Jeckel, June 2013. http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.co.uk/styled-15/styled-17/styled-125/index.html

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Fritz Losigkeit

'I aimed to hit the aircraft, not the pilot...'

Luftwaffe pilot FRITZ LOSIGKEIT, STAFFELKAPITAN OF 2./JG26.

After my Spanish adventure, I had a rest in Kitzbuhel before being transferred to I./JG26 in Koln-Ostheim and on 23 September 1939, I took over the 2. Staffel from Hptm. Walter Kienitz. In May 1940 we were stationed at Bonninghardt and our first mission of the campaign was to escort Ju52s with paratroops to Rotterdam and Dordrecht. Then the Geschwader Staff and the I. Gruppe transferred to Eitighoven. Later still, we transferred to Laon, where we learned of the successful conclusion of the campaign. I had been able to claim a Spitfire on 28 May over the eastern Channel, and another one on 1 June near Dunkirk. In July, I received the EK II.

Then we returned to Dortmund and then to Bonninghardt. After a short rest, we transferred first to Wissant on the Channel then, shortly after this, we became based in Audembert near Wissant (between cap Gris-Nez and Cap Blanc-Nez) for the Battle of Britain. These days were terrible: we flew continuously, sometimes five missions a day, and during the campaign against England I personally flew far more than 100 missions. There were only a few missions when I did not fly with my men. I obtained my first victory of the Battle, a Hurricane, on 28 August 1940 and the second (my third Spitfire) two days later. On both occasions, my wingman, Lt. Martin Rysavy also scored. It was Rysavy' who took over the Staffel after my departure. He would later lose his life in tragic circumstances, being shot down on 2 July 1941 by our own flak.

On 15 September, the Luftwaffe suffered heavy losses. At that time, our target was changed. Previously our goal had been to destroy the RAF and in this we had met with some success, but now London became the main target and this allowed the RAF to regain its strength. On the afternoon of the 15th a large number of bombers was send to London and our Geschwader received the order to fly a freie Jagd in the area to protect them.

Galland led the unit and we were flying at 10,000 metres when we suddenly spotted many black dots approaching ourZweimots (twin-engined aircraft). We dived towards them in order to take up a position between the British fighters and our bombers and this resulted in an incredible air battle in which I shot down a Spitfire1. I aimed to hit the aircraft, not the pilot, for I considered those who aimed for the pilot murderers. I tried to shoot at the base of the wing where the fuel and hydraulics were located, the pilot being protected from the rear by his armor. Although our Geschwader claimed several Abschusse, our bombers nevertheless suffered heavy losses.

Progressively, with the arrival of autumn and winter, the tension diminished and our unit was withdrawn from the Channel coast to Abbeville. Surprisingly, during the winter, Galland called me and asked if I would be interested in going to Japan as the Luftwaffe's Air Attaché. I agreed and was sent to Tokyo in May 1941.

Believed to have been flown by P/O R.H. Holland of 92Sqn., who baled out safely but was injured on landing.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 52 aerial victories for Fritz Losigkeit

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26 Spitfire I   10.30 Calais
01-Jun-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   06.40 Dunkirk
01-Jun-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   06.40 Dunkirk
28-Aug-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   10.05 North of Folkestone
30-Aug-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   19.30 SE Littlestone
15-Sep-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   15.40 SE London
17-Apr-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab I./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.18 05 Ost S/83/1/5
02-May-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab I./JG1 Ventura 35m 19.43 S/23/4/9 (120km W Haarlem)
05-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 3000m 07.20 53 693
05-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 13.32 63 544
06-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 17.05 63 725
06-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 08.43 63 582
07-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 14.54 63 578
09-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 10.45 63 724
11-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 13.56 63 721
12-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 19.50 54 273
13-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13.52 63 253
13-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 14.25 53 231
17-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 07.17 63 398
29-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 15.30 54 654
01-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10.35 54 638
01-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 2500m 18.25 53 498
02-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 4200m 09.15 53 498
09-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 16.24 35 458
09-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 6000m 16.11 45 511
12-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 5000m 10.55 35 443
12-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 5200m 16.25 35 466
12-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 4000m 10.30 45 393
14-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiG-3 4200m 18.55 26 641
16-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 800m 16.15 26 534
18-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 4500m 18.15 26 824
21-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiGG-3 2700m 09.40 35 661
22-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 4000m 10.13 35 479
22-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 4200m 18.20 26 676
27-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 2500m 10.00 43 848
03-Sep-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 3000m 11.13 32 458
03-Sep-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2500m 16.31 32 675
15-Sep-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 17.05 35 376
22-Nov-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 P-51 Mustang 5500m 14.20 Gomel
28-Dec-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-7 100m 12.15 93 419
08-Jan-44 Fritz Losigkeit 3./JG51 LaGG-5 5000m 12.06 06583
16-Jan-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-7 4500m 11.26 93 474
16-Jan-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 3500m 14.26 93 398
05-Feb-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab II./JG51 La-5 2500m 10.16 93 337
05-Feb-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab II./JG51 Yak-7 2000m 10.20 93 353
28-Mar-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 1200m 16.15 04 658
30-Jun-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Yak-7 3000m 15.08 85 672
30-Jun-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 2800m 18.07 85 583
01-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Yak-9 2500m 11.35 85 734
10-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Yak-9 4100m 16.27 53 182
16-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Pe-2 2000m 16.01 40 293
24-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Pe-2 5800m 15.44 41 763

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Luftwaffe pilot Fritz Losigkeit

'I aimed to hit the aircraft, not the pilot...'

Luftwaffe pilot FRITZ LOSIGKEIT, STAFFELKAPITAN OF 2./JG26.

After my Spanish adventure, I had a rest in Kitzbuhel before being transferred to I./JG26 in Koln-Ostheim and on 23 September 1939, I took over the 2. Staffel from Hptm. Walter Kienitz. In May 1940 we were stationed at Bonninghardt and our first mission of the campaign was to escort Ju52s with paratroops to Rotterdam and Dordrecht. Then the Geschwader Staff and the I. Gruppe transferred to Eitighoven. Later still, we transferred to Laon, where we learned of the successful conclusion of the campaign. I had been able to claim a Spitfire on 28 May over the eastern Channel, and another one on 1 June near Dunkirk. In July, I received the EK II.

Then we returned to Dortmund and then to Bonninghardt. After a short rest, we transferred first to Wissant on the Channel then, shortly after this, we became based in Audembert near Wissant (between cap Gris-Nez and Cap Blanc-Nez) for the Battle of Britain. These days were terrible: we flew continuously, sometimes five missions a day, and during the campaign against England I personally flew far more than 100 missions. There were only a few missions when I did not fly with my men. I obtained my first victory of the Battle, a Hurricane, on 28 August 1940 and the second (my third Spitfire) two days later. On both occasions, my wingman, Lt. Martin Rysavy also scored. It was Rysavy' who took over the Staffel after my departure. He would later lose his life in tragic circumstances, being shot down on 2 July 1941 by our own flak.

On 15 September, the Luftwaffe suffered heavy losses. At that time, our target was changed. Previously our goal had been to destroy the RAF and in this we had met with some success, but now London became the main target and this allowed the RAF to regain its strength. On the afternoon of the 15th a large number of bombers was send to London and our Geschwader received the order to fly a freie Jagd in the area to protect them.

Galland led the unit and we were flying at 10,000 metres when we suddenly spotted many black dots approaching ourZweimots (twin-engined aircraft). We dived towards them in order to take up a position between the British fighters and our bombers and this resulted in an incredible air battle in which I shot down a Spitfire1. I aimed to hit the aircraft, not the pilot, for I considered those who aimed for the pilot murderers. I tried to shoot at the base of the wing where the fuel and hydraulics were located, the pilot being protected from the rear by his armor. Although our Geschwader claimed several Abschusse, our bombers nevertheless suffered heavy losses.

Progressively, with the arrival of autumn and winter, the tension diminished and our unit was withdrawn from the Channel coast to Abbeville. Surprisingly, during the winter, Galland called me and asked if I would be interested in going to Japan as the Luftwaffe's Air Attaché. I agreed and was sent to Tokyo in May 1941.

Believed to have been flown by P/O R.H. Holland of 92Sqn., who baled out safely but was injured on landing.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 52 aerial victories for Fritz Losigkeit

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26 Spitfire I   10.30 Calais
01-Jun-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   06.40 Dunkirk
01-Jun-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   06.40 Dunkirk
28-Aug-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   10.05 North of Folkestone
30-Aug-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   19.30 SE Littlestone
15-Sep-40 Fritz Losigkeit 2./JG26   15.40 SE London
17-Apr-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab I./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.18 05 Ost S/83/1/5
02-May-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab I./JG1 Ventura 35m 19.43 S/23/4/9 (120km W Haarlem)
05-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 3000m 07.20 53 693
05-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 13.32 63 544
06-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 17.05 63 725
06-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 08.43 63 582
07-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 14.54 63 578
09-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 10.45 63 724
11-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 13.56 63 721
12-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 19.50 54 273
13-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13.52 63 253
13-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 14.25 53 231
17-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 07.17 63 398
29-Jul-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 15.30 54 654
01-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10.35 54 638
01-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 2500m 18.25 53 498
02-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 4200m 09.15 53 498
09-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 16.24 35 458
09-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 6000m 16.11 45 511
12-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 5000m 10.55 35 443
12-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 5200m 16.25 35 466
12-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 4000m 10.30 45 393
14-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiG-3 4200m 18.55 26 641
16-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 800m 16.15 26 534
18-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 4500m 18.15 26 824
21-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 MiGG-3 2700m 09.40 35 661
22-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 4000m 10.13 35 479
22-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-5 4200m 18.20 26 676
27-Aug-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 LaGG-3 2500m 10.00 43 848
03-Sep-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 3000m 11.13 32 458
03-Sep-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2500m 16.31 32 675
15-Sep-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 17.05 35 376
22-Nov-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 P-51 Mustang 5500m 14.20 Gomel
28-Dec-43 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-7 100m 12.15 93 419
08-Jan-44 Fritz Losigkeit 3./JG51 LaGG-5 5000m 12.06 06583
16-Jan-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-7 4500m 11.26 93 474
16-Jan-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 3500m 14.26 93 398
05-Feb-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab II./JG51 La-5 2500m 10.16 93 337
05-Feb-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab II./JG51 Yak-7 2000m 10.20 93 353
28-Mar-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 1200m 16.15 04 658
30-Jun-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Yak-7 3000m 15.08 85 672
30-Jun-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 2800m 18.07 85 583
01-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Yak-9 2500m 11.35 85 734
10-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Yak-9 4100m 16.27 53 182
16-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Pe-2 2000m 16.01 40 293
24-Jul-44 Fritz Losigkeit Stab /JG51 Pe-2 5800m 15.44 41 763

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Luftwaffe pilot Heinz Wolf

Units: 3./JG-26 (5/40), 2./JG-26 (11/40 Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 1289 'Red 2' (lost 11/28/40)

Remarks: POW after being shot down at Udimore, near Rye, Sussex, by a Spitfire of RAF No. 19 Sq. He made a good force landing in Sussex. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victories for Heinz Wolf

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
01-Jun-40 Heinz Wolf 3./JG26   06.36 Dunkirk

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Luftwaffe pilot Robert Menge

Units: Legion Condor 1.J/88, JG 186 (T), 5./JG-77 (9/39), 4./JG-77 (6/40), 3./JG-26 (12/40)

Awards: Spanish Cross, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: 109D in Spain, Bf 109E 'Blk 1'(8/40), Bf 109E-4 WNr 6324(12/5/40), Bf 109E-7 WNr 6490 'Yel 1'(lost 6/14/41)

Remarks: KIA when he was shot down during take-off S of Marquise by a Spitfire piloted by Sq. Ldr. Jamie Rankin of RAF No. 92 Sqdrn. Buried Bourdon Fr., 11/1/33 (Rosseels). WIA 5 December, 1940 in his E-4 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over Folkestone, but was able to return to base. Four victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hampden southwest of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Wellingtons south and southwest of Stavanger, 15 April 1940. His 4th, a Hudson 150 km southwest of Stavanger, 24 April, 1940. His 5th, a Hudson W of Stavanger on 30 May, 1940, making making Menge the first Norwegian area Ace. Nos. 6 & 7, both Skua dive bombers off the carrier Ark Royal on 13 June, 1940. Four Blenheims (Nos 8,9,10 & 11) of RAF No. 82 Sq. over Aalborg on 13 August, 1940. With 13 claims, Menge was the most successful pilot of the Norwegian Campaign. His 12th, a Spitfire west of Dover-Deal, 4 April 1941. He was known to have flown as wingman for Adolf Galland after transferring to JG 26. One unofficial source claims he was awarded the Knight's Cross. Bowers/Lednicer 22 victories.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1. 23.7.1938 - I-16 1.J/88 Spain  
2. 7.10.1938 - I-16  1.J/88 Spain  
3. 1.11.1938 - Curtiss 1.J/88 Spain  
4. 5.11.1938 - I-16 1.J/88 Spain  
5. 12.4.1940 13:35 Hampden II./JG 77 Near Kristiansand 44 or 50 Sqn RAF
6. 12.4.1940 13:40 Hampden II./JG 77 Near Kristiansand 44 or 50 Sqn RAF
7. 30.5.1940 14:30 Hudson 5./JG 77 W Stavanger Hudson (N7335) “F” of 269 Sqn RAF flown by Sgt A Townsend
8. 13.6.1940 2:03 Skua 5./JG 77 Trondheim 800 or 803 Sqn RAF
9. 13.6.1940 2:05 Skua 5./JG 77 Trondheim 800 or 803 Sqn RAF
10. 21.6.1940 - Hereford 5./JG 77 Near Bergen Beaufort of 42 Sqn RAF
11. 9.7.1940 - Blenheim 5./JG 77 Stavanger 21 or 57 Sqn RAF
12. 9.7.1940 - Blenheim 5./JG 77 Stavanger 21 or 57 Sqn RAF
13. 31.7.1940 11:00 Blenheim 5./JG 77 Aalborg Blenheim (R3895) of 114 Sqn RAF flown by S/L Kennedy
14. 13.8.1940 12:15 Blenheim 5./JG 77 Aalborg Blenheim of 82 Sqn RAF
15. 13.8.1940 12:15 Blenheim 5./JG 77 Aalborg Blenheim of 82 Sqn RAF
16. 13.8.1940 12:16 Blenheim 5./JG 77 Aalborg Blenheim of 82 Sqn RAF
17. 13.8.1940 12:17 Blenheim 5./JG 77 Aalborg Blenheim of 82 Sqn RAF
18. 4.4.1941 17:50 Spitfire 3./JG 26 W Dover Possibly Spitfire (P7783) of 91 Sqn RAF flown by F/Sgt J Mann (5/1/3 victories)
19. 9.6.1941 14:10 Spitfire 3./JG 26 E Dover Spitfire of 74 Sqn RAF

 

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
12 April 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Hampden   13:24 SW Kristiansand
15 April 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Wellington     SW Stavanger
15 April 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Wellington     S Stavanger
24 April 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Hudson   07:40 150km SW Stavanger
30 May 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Hudson   14:30 West of Stavanger
15 June 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Hudson   09:12 Stavanger
09 July 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Blenheim   10:12 NW of Stavanger
13 August 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Blenheim   12:20 Raum Aalborg
13 August 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Blenheim   12:21 Raum Aalborg
13 August 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Blenheim   12:24 Raum Aalborg
13 August 1940 Robert Menge 5./JG77 Blenheim   12:18 Raum Aalborg
04 April 1941 Robert Menge 3./JG26 Spitfire   17:50 West of Dover-Deal
09 June 1941 Robert Menge 3./JG26 Spitfire   14:10 E Dover

 

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/