Jagdgeschwader 26 - JG26

Aircraft emblem of JG26 Schlageter 0A

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 2/.JG26 Fritz Fritz Losigkeit 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 7/.JG26 Ernst Laube Gela Sicily May 1941 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace and ex Olympian JG26 pilot Joachim Muncheberg 01-03

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg receiving field orders 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg with his Knights Cross 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg with his Knights Cross with diamonds 01-05

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace III/.JG26 Ludewig Ebeling Schopel Haibock Nauman 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace III/.JG26 Maj Adolf Galland signed Bundesarchiv Bild 146 2006 0123

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Galland with RAF Douglas Bader 1941 01-02

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Josef Priller signed 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Josef Priller with a RAF downed pilot France 1940 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Maj Adolf Galland 01-03

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Maj Adolf Galland and Chief Mechanic Meyer 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Maj Adolf Galland briefing at Caffiers 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG26 Maj Adolf Galland signed 01-04

Aircrew Luftwaffe ace Joachim Muncheberg meets with Feldmarschall Erwin Rommel 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe aces Adolf Galland and Werner Molders 01-02

Aircrew Luftwaffe aces Eduard Neumann and Adolf Galland North Africa 1942 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe aces Ernst Laube with Joachim Muncheberg 7/.JG26 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe aces Maj Adolf Galland and Werner Molders III/.JG26 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace and leader Rolf Pingel 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg 01-04

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg at ease with friends 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg being briefed 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg being briefed 02

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg Sicily Mar 1941 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg with flying comrades 01-08

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg with Galland 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg with Generals 01-05

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 ace pilot and ex Olympian Joachim Muncheberg with his best friend 01-02

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 aces Joachim Muncheberg and Ernst Laube enjoying a break Balkans 1941 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe personal Theo Osterkamp's birthday party on 15 April 1941 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Feldwebel Gerhard Scheidt 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe telegram for Joachim Muncheberg for a meeting with HQ 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 4./JG 26 Karl Ebbighausen France 1940

Photo 01: Ebbighausen was squadron commander of 4./JG 26 and was in 1940 at times even temporarily group commander of II / JG 26. The machine still bears the dark segment of paint that was used until end of 1939. In addition to the squadron insignia on the left, nor are two personal sign painted on.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG26 possibly II Gruppe staff aircraft

Photo 01: Very interesting photograph as this machine has every Staffel of JG 26 II Gruppe of JG 26. To the left of the cross beam is the white Capricorn 6./JG 26, the center has black bird of the 5./JG 26 and the far right has the yellow tiger head 4./JG 26 recognizable. One code of this machine has apparently not changed and therefore it was probably as used between the staffels as a replacement machine or was simply used by group staff.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG26 Abbeville-Ducat Nov 1940 01

Photo 01: This photograph was taken at Abbeville-Ducat and shows a JG26 Bf 109 with a plugged spinner being pushed into its pen. Although Abbeville-Ducat was on higher ground, it was still necessary to provide a mat of wooden planking to prevent the machine sinking into the soft surface.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG26 Bonn-Hangelar Germany Feb 9, 1941 01

Photo 01: On 9 February, JG26 departed for its home bases in the Rhineland to rest. Here one of the unit's aircraft taxies on the snow-covered airfield at Bonn-Hangelar.

Emblem JG26 red griffin or 'Hellhound' 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Two close-up views of the red griffin or 'Hellhound' carried by the aircraft of the 9.Staffel until early 1941 and the script 'S' badge of JG26, both showing slight variations. Note in the photo (Photo 02) the darkened fuselage sides, which were only adopted by JG26 much later in 1940 than other units.

Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 26 - Stab II./JG26

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.

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 26 - 6./JG26

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG26.6 Marquise, France 1940 01-02

Photo's 01: Bf 109s of 6./JG26 receive attention from the ground crews at their dispersal at Marquise - where they arrived from Germany on 21 July 1940. Note the camouflage netting and the tarpaulins tied over the lighter colored paint on the aircraft noses which have probably been used as a measure of concealment.

7. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 26 - 7./JG26

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 7./JG26 ( +) Lt. Christian von Schlieffen Dec 1940 01

Photo 01: This Jabo of 7./JG26 was flown in late 1940 by Lt. Christian V. Schlieffen who scored his first victory on 25 June 1941 but was killed the following day. Christian von Schlieffen was a close relative of Count Alfred von Schlieffen who, in 1891, became Chief of the Great General Staff and was the author of the Schlieffen Plan for war against both France and Russia in the First World War.

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Heinrich Bartels

Heinrich Bartels was born on 13 July 1918 at Linz in Austria. From early summer 1941, Bartels served with Ergänzungsstaffel/JG26 on the Channel front. He recorded his first victory on 19 August, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter. He claimed a second Spitfire shot down on 27 August.

Bartels was transferred to 11./JG1 on 27 January 1942. On 10 March, 11./JG1 was redesignated 8./JG5. Bartels was to become one of the most successful pilots of 8./JG5. This unit was under the command of Hauptmann Hermann Segatz (40 victories, DK-G) and was based on the Northern or Polar front. Bartels recorded 47 Russian aircraft shot down in 100 missions in this theatre, including 21 victories in September alone.

On 13 November 1942 he was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 46 victories. In the spring of 1943, Bartels was transferred to JG27 based in the Mediterranean theatre. Oberfeldwebel Bartels was assigned to 11./JG27. He had 49 victories to his credit at this time. Bartels gained 14 victories in October 1943, including three USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighters shot down on 8 October (54-56) and five victories, including a further three P-38s, shot down on 25 October (57-61). By the end of 1943, Bartels score stood at 73, including four victories on 15 November (67-70), all P-38 fighters shot down on one mission over Greece. Bartels operated on Reichsverteidigung duties in April and May 1944. He claimed 12 victories, including three victories in a day on two occasions, before deploying to the Invasion front.

Here, in five missions, he recorded 11 victories. For these achievements, Bartels was nominated for the Eichenlaub. By 23 December 1944, Bartels' victory count had increased to 98. At this time he was serving with 15./JG27 formed on 12 June 1944. On 23 December, he took off at 11:00 with his flight. His wingman was ObeRGähnrich Rolf Brand. Gaining altitude they flew to the Köln – Bonn area. Over Bonn, at 7500 metres, they saw fuel tanks dropping in front of their noses. Those drop tanks came from P-47 fighters of the USAAF 56th Fighter Group 'Red Noses' in pursuit of the aircraft flown by Heinz Rossinger (3 v.). Bartels promptly shot down one of the American fighters on Rossinger's tail. It was his 99th and last victory. Heinrich Bartels failed to return. 24 years later, on 26 January 1968, Bartels' Bf 109G-10 (W.Nr. 130359) Yellow 13 was found at Villip near Bad Godesberg. In the cockpit was the intact parachute...

Heinrich Bartels flew about 500 combat missions and shot down 99 enemy aircraft: 49 on the Eastern front with JG5 and 50 with JG27 in the Mediterranean and in defence of Germany. His score included nine P-47s eleven P-51s and fourteen P-38s!

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Heinrich Bartels

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 19.8.1941 - Erg./JG26  
2. 27.8.1941 - Erg./JG26  
? 24.1.1942 - 8./JG5 MiG-3  
? 5.11.1942 1055 8./JG5 LaGG-3 36 Ost/2928
3. - 49. 1942 - 47 victories 8./JG5 21 victories in September 1942
50. 1.10.1943 - Boston 11./JG27 NW Kos
51. 1.10.1943 - Boston 11./JG27 NW Kos
52. 5.10.1943 12:23 B-24 11./JG27 Marikon
53. 5.10.1943 12:33 B-24 11./JG27 Petralona
54. 8.10.1943 13:15 P-38 11./JG27 20km S Levahdia
55. 8.10.1943 13:52 P-38 11./JG27 1km SW Kap Vourlas
56. 8.10.1943 13:55 P-38 11./JG27 5km W Kap Velanida
57. 23.10.1943 13:11 11./JG27 SSW Podgorica
58. 25.10.1943 13:17 Whitley 11./JG27 S Bar
59. 25.10.1943 13:20 P-38 11./JG27 S Bar
60. 25.10.1943 13:22 P-38 11./JG27 S Bar
61. 25.10.1943 - P-38 11./JG27 N Kap Rodonit
62. 31.10.1943 15:15 P-38 11./JG27 Kap Rodonit
63. 31.10.1943 15:20 P-38 11./JG27 SW Kap Rodonit
64. 2.11.1943 13:47 11./JG27 WSW Skutari
65. 2.11.1943 - 11./JG27 WSW Skutari
66. 4.11.1943 16:25 Boston 11./JG27 W Durazzo
67. 15.11.1943 13:10 P-38 11./JG27 SE Kalamaki
68. 15.11.1943 13:10 P-38 11./JG27 SE Kalamaki
69. 15.11.1943 13:11 P-38 11./JG27 SE Kalamaki
70. 15.11.1943 13:12 P-38 11./JG27 SE Kalamaki
71. 17.11.1943 12:50 B-25 11./JG27 NE Kalamaki
72. 17.11.1943 12:52 B-25 11./JG27 NE Kalamaki
73. 17.11.1943 12:58 P-38 11./JG27 E Marathon
74. 11.4.1944 16:32 P-38 11./JG27 20 km NW Graz
75. 23.4.1944 8:20 11./JG27 10 km SW Cilli
76. 23.4.1944 8:22 11./JG27 15 km SW Cilli
77. 23.4.1944 8:23 11./JG27 20 km SW Cilli
78. 24.4.1944 13:45 P-51 11./JG27 10 km W MuhldoRG
79. 24.4.1944 13:47 P-51 11./JG27 10 km W MuhldoRG
80. 24.4.1944 - P-51 11./JG27 N Waldkraiburg
81. 28.4.1944 10:38 P-51 11./JG27 15 km NE Laibach
82. 28.4.1944 10:39 P-51 11./JG27 15 km NE Laibach
83. 19.5.1944 13:25 P-47 11./JG27 15 km SW Quenstedt
84. 19.5.1944 13:27 P-47 11./JG27 Quedlinburg
85. 19.5.1944 13:30 P-51 11./JG27 S Aschersleben
86. 14.6.1944 7:28 P-47 11./JG27 Argentan
87. 14.6.1944 7:29 P-47 11./JG27 Falaise
88. 14.6.1944 7:30 P-47 11./JG27 Argentan
89. 14.6.1944 8:05 P-47 11./JG27 15 km SW Paris
90. 16.6.1944 20:47 P-47 11./JG27 W Dives-sur-Mer
91. 16.6.1944 20:48 P-47 11./JG27 Dives-sur-Mer
92. 22.6.1944 14:10 11./JG27 WSW Caen
93. 22.6.1944 14:17 P-51 11./JG27 10 km SW Caen
94. 24.6.1944 15:05 P-51 11./JG27 S Flers
95. 24.6.1944 15:08 P-51 11./JG27 10 km SW Flers
96. 25.6.1944 9:05 P-38 11./JG27 15 km SE Blois
97. 8.12.1944 9:50 P-51 15./JG27 NW Achmer
98. 18.12.1944 13:48 P-51 15./JG27 Eifelraum
99. 23.12.1944 - P-47 15./JG27 near Bad Godesberg

Victories : 99
Awards : Ehrenpokal (5 October 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (20 October 1942)
Ritterkreuz (13 November 1942)
Units : Erg./JG26, JG1, JG5, JG27
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Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz Database list of aerial victories for Heinrich Bartels

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Aug-41 Heinrich Bartels 1.Erg.JG26   - -
27-Aug-41 Heinrich Bartels 1.Erg.JG26 1400m - -
29-Jul-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 4000m 10.15 N Murmansk
29-Jul-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 4000m 10.16 N Murmansk
05-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 12.40 S Schonginji
05-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 12.45 S Murmaschi
10-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 500m 18.50 20 854
10-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 400m 18.55 20 882
10-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 200m 19.05 20 884
11-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 600m 20.20 20 342
13-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3700m 15.20 30 773
13-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-153 3500m 15.06 30 784
13-Aug-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 15.15 30 783
02-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 11.15 36 Ost 3913
02-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-180 4000m 11.20 36 Ost 3072
02-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 11.25 36 Ost 2927
05-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 3500m 08.40 36 Ost 3912
05-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 4500m 08.25 36 Ost 3077
05-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 4500m 08.30 36 Ost 3079
08-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 15.08 36 Ost 2928
08-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 15.09 36 Ost 2927
08-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 11.35 36 Ost 2995
09-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 10.35 36 Ost 3912
11-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 3500m 15.35 37 Ost 3079
11-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 3000m 15.37 37 Ost 3081
11-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-180 3500m 15.30 37 Ost 3077
22-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 3000m 12.08 SE Murmansk
22-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 1000m 15.12 2km NE Murmaschi
22-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 3000m 12.13 NNE Murmansk
22-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 3000m 12.07 E Murmansk
22-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 1500m 15.21 7km SE Murmaschi
22-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 3000m 12.15 NNE Murmansk
29-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-180 1800m 12.55 2km ostw Murmansk
29-Sep-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-180 1300m 12.56 2km ostw Murmansk
20-Oct-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 2300m 13.25 37 Ost/3077
20-Oct-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 I-61 1500m 13.28 37 Ost/3079
29-Oct-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 LaGG-3 2500m 13.45 37 Ost 3078
29-Oct-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 LaGG-3 2500m 13.55 36 Ost 3921
29-Oct-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 LaGG-3 3000m 13.56 36 Ost 3925
05-Nov-42 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 LaGG-3 300m 10.55 36 Ost/2928
23-Mar-43 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 14.15 29 270
23-Mar-43 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 14.18 39 150
23-Mar-43 Heinrich Bartels 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 14.20 29 250
01-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 A-20 Boston     NW of Kos
01-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 A-20 Boston     NW of Kos
05-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 B-24 Liberator 5000m 12.23 Marikon (Salonika)
05-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 B-24 Liberator 5000m 12.33 Petralona
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 800m 13.50 20km South of Lebadeia
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 40m 13.52 1km SW Kap Vourlas
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning   13.15 South Akrotiri Vourlias
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 10m 13.55 5km W Kap Velanida
23-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 2000m 13.11 SSW FlPl Podgorica
25-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning     North of Kap Rodonit
25-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 500m 13.22 South of Bar (Montenegro)
25-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 800m 13.20 South of Bar (Montenegro)
25-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 Whitley V 1500m 13.17 South of Bar (Montenegro)
31-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38F Lightning 50m 15.20 SW Kap Rodonit
31-Oct-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38F Lightning 400m 15.15 Kap Rodonit
02-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27     WSW Scutari
02-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 900m 13.47 WSW Scutari
04-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 200m 16.25 West of Durazzo
15-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 3500m 13.12 SE Kalamaki
15-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 3500m 13.11 SE Kalamaki
15-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 4000m 13.10 SE Kalamaki
15-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 4000m 13.10 SE Kalamaki
17-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 B-25 Mitchell 4000m 12.50 NE Kalamaki
17-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 B-25 Mitchell 4000m 12.52 NE Kalamaki
17-Nov-43 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 2000m 12.58 E Marathon
11-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 500m 16.32 20-25km NW Graz
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 Brit. Flgz. 2500m 08.23 10-20km SW Cilli
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 2500m 08.20 10-15km SW Cilli
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 Brit. Flgz. 2500m 08.22 10km SW Cilli
24-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang     North of Waldkraiburg
24-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 4500m 13.45 10km W MuhldoRG
24-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 5000m 13.47 10km W MuhldoRG
28-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 400m 10.38 15km NE Laibach
28-Apr-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 300m 10.39 15km NE Laibach
19-May-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang   13.30 South of Aschersleben
19-May-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt   13.25 15km S Quenstedt (S Aschersleben)
19-May-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt   13.27 Quedlingburg
14-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 200m 08.05 15km SW Paris
14-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 5000m 07.28 Raum Argentan
14-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 4500m 07.20 Raum Falaise
14-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt   07.30 Raum Argentan
16-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt   20.48 Dives-sur-Mer
16-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 5000m 20.47 West of Dives-sur-Mer
22-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 800m 14.10 SW Caen
22-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 1000m 14.17 10km SW Caen
24-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 2300m 15.05 South of Flers
24-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang 2000m 15.08 5-10km SW Flers
25-Jun-44 Heinrich Bartels 11./JG27 P-38 Lightning 400m 09.05 04 Ost N/FC 9 (SE Blois)
08-Dec-44 Heinrich Bartels 15./JG27 P-51 Mustang 600m 09.50 NW Achmer
18-Dec-44 Heinrich Bartels Stab IV./JG27 P-51 Mustang 450-500m 13.48 PN (Bullingen)

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Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz Database of 8 Aerial victories for Karl Ebbighausen

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
13-May-40 Karl Ebbighausen 4./JG26 Fokker T.V   07:18 Dordrecht
13-May-40 Karl Ebbighausen 4./JG26 Fokker G.1   07:20 Dordrecht
18-May-40 Karl Ebbighausen 4./JG26 Morane 406   16:30 Douai
24-May-40 Karl Ebbighausen Stab II./JG26 Spitfire   16:55 Dunkirk
14-Jun-40 Karl Ebbighausen 4./JG26 Fairey Battle 200m 17:53 18km S Vernon
14-Jun-40 Karl Ebbighausen 4./JG26 Fairey Battle 200m 17:53 18km S Vernon
14-Aug-40 Karl Ebbighausen Stab II./JG26 4000m 13:35 Sandwich
15-Aug-40 Karl Ebbighausen Stab II./JG26 8500m 13:00 SW Dover

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Luftwaffe pilot Bruno Hegenauer

Units: 1./JG-26 (5/40), Stab./JG-26 (6/41), 11./JG-26 (11/42), 3./JG-53 (1/43)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4, Bf 109F-2 (damaged 6/41), Fw 190A-2 WNr 20202 'He', Fw 190A-3 'He', Bf 109G (Trop) in 3/JG-53

Remarks: Killed May 1943 trying to evacuate Tunisia. His first victory, a Spitfire 20 km east of Dover, 28 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 14 April, 1942. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 27 February, 1943. The next day, he downed another Spitfire, 20 km west of Beja. His 5th a P-38 15 km northeast of Cape Bon on 5 April, 1943. He was a favorite wingman of A. Galland and G. Schöpfel in JG-26, as an Ofw. Two victories in JG-26.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Bruno Hegenauer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Bruno Hegenauer 1./JG26 2500m 10.40 15-20km E Dover
14-Apr-42 Bruno Hegenauer Stab /JG26   18.35  
27-Feb-43 Bruno Hegenauer 3./JG53   12.32  
28-Feb-43 Bruno Hegenauer 3./JG53 700m 12.32 20km W Beja
05-Apr-43 Bruno Hegenauer 3./JG53 P-38 Lightning 2500m 09.20 15km NE Cap Bon

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Luftwaffe pilot Gotthardt 'Otto' Handrick

Units: Kdr j/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/J 88, Kdr I./JG-26(7/38), Kdr II./JG-51 (1/40), Kdr JG-26 (7/40), Jafu Mittelrhein

Awards: Spanish Cross, DK-G(10/17/43), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109B-2, , Bf 109D in EJG-Merseburg, Bf 109E-1 (9/39 Odendorf)

Remarks: Winner of the modern Pentathlon in the 1936 Olympics. 5 victories in Spain. Adolf Galland replaced Handrick on 22 August, 1940. Channel pilot. He was also known to have served in JG-77 and EJG-Merseburg in October, 1940. Handrick finished the war, after many staff positions, as an Oberst in command of the 8th Jagddivision in Romania. Magnus, 2 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 20 victories.

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Luftwaffe pilot Walter Horten

Units: III./JG-134 ('36), JG-26 Technical Officer (6/40), RLM Berlin (5/41)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109B & C, Bf 109E 'White 7+I'

Remarks: Flew often as wingman for Adolf Galland. Galland didn't give up many victories for his wingmen! One victory, his first, a Defiant of No. 264 Sq., E of Canterbury, on 28 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire near Gravesend on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over London on 7 September, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane of RAF No. 310 SQ. over the Thames Estuary on 18 (or the 15th?) September, 1940. His 5th & 6th both Hurricanes of RAF No. 303 Sq. at Guildford on 30 September, 1940. On page 63 in the 'JG-26, Top Guns of the Luftwaffe' book by Caldwell, Horten states that he shot down seven aircraft by September, 1940, before being grounded as were all the Technical Officers. Believed known for his work on the Horten Flying Wing. Retired Bundeswehr Obstlt. Deceased 9 December, 1998. Alternate spelling: Horton.

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Walter Horten

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
Wednesday, August 28, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26 Defiant 2000m 10:03 E Canterbury
Wednesday, August 28, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26 Defiant 2000m 10:03 E Canterbury
Saturday, August 31, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26   19:00  
Saturday, September 07, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26   18:55  
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26   15:30 Thames Estuary
Monday, September 30, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26     Guildford
Monday, September 30, 1940 Walter Horten Stab /JG26     Guildford

Luftwaffe Badge

Luftwaffe pilot Herwig Knüppel

Units: Legion Condor, III/JG-134 redsg I/JG-234 (3/'37), I/JG-132 redsg I/JG-26, Kdr II/JG-26 (9/39)

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

Known Aircraft: Ar 65 ('35), He 51, Bf 109B, Bf 109E-1(9/39), Bf 109E-3 WNr 1542 '((+-' (lost 5/19/40)

Remarks: KIA in aerial combat near Lille with a Hurricane. His body was found two days later. Buried Bourdon France, Grave 3/11/423 (Rosseels). 2 J./88 in Spain (Condor Legion). 8 victories in Spain. Then Stab/JG-26. On 1 May, 1939, he was Kdr II/JG-26 at Düsseldorf. It was in II/JG-26 that he scored his first known victory, a Hawk-75A over Antwerp, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Lille-Seclin on 16 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His personal emblem was a Black Tophat. Also spelled Knuppel and Knueppel.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz list of 3 aerial victories for Herwig Knüppel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Herwig Knuppel Stab II./JG26 Hawk-75A   19.10 Antwerpen
16-May-40 Herwig Knuppel Stab II./JG26 Morane 406   16.50 Lille-Seclin
18-May-40 Herwig Knuppel Stab II./JG26 Morane 406   16.30 Cambrai

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Joachim Müncheberg

  • Born: 18 December 1918 Friedrichsdorf, Dramburg, Province of Pomerania
  • Died: 23 March 1943 (aged 24) Maknassy, Tunisia
  • Allegiance: Nazi Germany
  • Service/branch: Heer (1936 – 1938)
  • Luftwaffe: (1938 – 1943)
  • Years of service: 1936 – 1943
  • Rank: Major
  • Units: JG 26, JG 51, JG 77
  • Commands held: 7./JG 26, II./JG 26 , JG 77
  • Battles/wars:
    World War II
    Battle of France
    Battle of Britain
    Eastern Front
    Mediterranean Theatre †
  • Awards:
    Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
    Medaglia d'oro al Valore Militare

Joachim Müncheberg (18 December 1918 – 23 March 1943) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace during World War II. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat. [1] He is credited with 135 enemy aircraft shot down claimed in over 500 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Western front with 33 claims over the Eastern Front. Of his 102 aerial victories achieved over the Western Allies are 46 Supermarine Spitfire fighters.

Early World War II

Müncheberg was born at Friedrichsdorf near Dramburg. In his youth he was very much interested in flying and other technical things. He also showed a certain aptitude and talent for athletics prior to joining the military service. [2] After joining the Wehrmacht Heer in 1936, he transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1938. He was then posted to Jagdgeschwader 234. [3]

In October 1939, Müncheberg joined III Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG 26). He claimed his first victory on 7 November 1939, a Royal Air Force Bristol Blenheim Mk. I bomber L1325 of No. 57 Squadron RAF, piloted by P/O HR Bewley. During the invasion of France, Müncheberg claimed eight Allied aircraft shot down, with 4 claimed on one day, 31 May 1940.

or the early part of the Battle of Britain Müncheberg flew as wingman to Major Adolf Galland, Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 26. In late August he was promoted to Staffelkapitän of 7. Staffel (7th squadron) of JG 26, and on 14 September 1940 was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) the same day he achieved his 20th aerial victory. This achievement earned Müncheberg a reference in the Wehrmachtbericht (his first of five in total), an information bulletin issued by the headquarters of the Wehrmacht. He claimed 14 victories in total during the Battle of Britain.

Malta Operations

From February 1941, Müncheberg's staffel became the first Bf 109 unit to operate in the Mediterranean theatre, and from bases in Sicily the staffel was to achieve success out of all proportion to its size, with some 52 victories claimed without losing a single pilot. Müncheberg claimed almost half of these victories. Flying missions over Yugoslavia in support of the German invasion of the Balkans, he also claimed a Yugoslav 'Hawker Fury biplane' on 6 April 1941 of Ind. Fighter Esk, 81 (Bomber) Grupa, JKRV (Porucnik Milenko Milivojevic was killed). He claimed another destroyed on the ground (Both victories were in fact Avia BH-33 biplanes). On 16 February Müncheberg claimed the No. 261 Squadron Hurricane of ace F/L. James MacLachlan, who baled out severely wounded, losing his arm, but returning to combat in 1943. He shot down and killed 261 Squadron's 7-kill Malta ace F/O FF Taylor on 26 February.

In May 1941, Müncheberg was awarded the Oak Leaves and the Italian Medaglia d'Oro and by this time had 43 victories. A 2-month spell in Libya in mid 1941 to support the Afrika Korps saw a further 5 victories claimed.

In August 1941, 7./JG 26 returned to France. Müncheberg was to claim a further 35 victories (including 34 Spitfires) by June 1942. On 19 September, Müncheberg was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and became Gruppenkommandeur of II/JG 26. On 29 April 1942 Müncheberg probably shot down and killed the Northolt Wing Leader and Polish ace Wing Commander Marian Pisarek.

Russia 1942

In July 1942, Müncheberg was posted to the Eastern Front, joining Jagdgeschwader 51. On 5 September, he claimed his 100th kill. On 9 September, he was awarded the 'Swords' following his 103rd victory. Müncheberg shot down 33 victories over Russian aircraft while being shot down twice himself.

North Africa

On 1 October 1942, Major Müncheberg was appointed Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 77, operating over North Africa and Tunisia. He scored over a No. 92 Squadron Spitfire on 9 November, the first of 24 further victories in the theatre. He force-landed unhurt in his Bf 109-G2 after combat with Kittyhawks flown by F/Lt. HC Shaver & F/Lt. RR Smith of No. 112 Squadron on 10 December 1942. In the spring of 1943 Müncheberg became the second German fighter pilot to achieve 100 aerial victories over Anglo-American adversaries. [4]

Müncheberg was killed on 23 March 1943 over Tunisia when his 135th victim, a USAAF 52nd Fighter Group Spitfire exploded in front of him after a close burst of cannon fire. The Spitfire was piloted by Captain Theodore Sweetman. [5] [6] Müncheberg managed to bail out and landed severely wounded in his parachute. Although the search team quickly recovered him, Müncheberg died on the way to a field hospital. [4]

Awards and honors

References in the Wehrmachtbericht

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation Sunday, 15 September 1940 Oberleutnant Müncheberg errang seinen 20. Luftsieg. [10] Oberleutnant Müncheberg achieved his 20th aerial victory. Thursday, 1 May 1940 Oberleutnant Müncheberg errang bei Luftkämpfen über der Insel Malta seinen 39. und 40. Luftsieg. [11] Oberleutnant Müncheberg achieved his 39th and 40th aerial victory in aerial combat over the island Malta. Thursday, 11 December 1940 Hauptmann Müncheberg errang seinen 60. Luftsieg. [12] Hauptmann Müncheberg achieved his 60th aerial victory. Thursday, 4 June 1942 Hauptmann Müncheberg errang am 2. Juni seinen 80., Oberleutnant Marseille am 3. Juni in Nordafrika seinen 70. bis 75. Luftsieg. [13] Hauptmann Müncheberg recorded on 2 June, his 80th Oberleutnant Marseille on 3 June in North Africa his 70th to 75th aerial victory. 25 March 1943 Major Müncheberg, ausgezeichnet mit dem Eichenlaub und Schwertern zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, fand nach seinem 135. Luftsieg den Heldentod. [14] Major Müncheberg, recipient of the Oak Leaves and Swords to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, found a heroes death after his 135th aerial victory.

Luftwaffe pilot Joachim Müncheberg

Joachim Müncheberg was born on 18 December 1918 at FriedrichsdoRG in the Dramburg region of Pommern. He joined the Wehrmacht as an infantryman in October 1936. In October 1938, ObeRGähnrich Müncheberg transferred to the Luftwaffe. On completion of his flying training, he was posted to I./JG234. In October 1939, Müncheberg joined III./JG26. Leutnant Müncheberg was assigned to 10.(N)/JG26. On 23 September, he was appointed Adjutant of III./JG26.

He recorded his first victory on 7 November: a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber shot down near Opladen. During the invasion of France, Müncheberg claimed eight French and British aircraft shot down. Oberleutnant Müncheberg had recorded 10 victories by end of July 1940. On 22 August 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7./JG26. On 14 September 1940, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz. Müncheberg achieved his 20th victory the same day. He claimed 14 victories during the Battle of Britain.

From February 1941, Müncheberg's unit operated in the Mediterranean theatre from bases in Sicily. The unit was to achieve success out of all proportion to its size. The unit gained 52 victories without losing a single pilot. Müncheberg claimed almost half of the victories. In addition to flying missions over Malta, Müncheberg also flew over Yugoslavia in support of the German invasion of the Balkans. He claimed a JKRV Fury biplane fighter shot down near Podgorica on 6 April 1941 and claimed another as a ground victory.

Müncheberg had mis-identified his victims. Both victories were, in fact, over Avia BH-33 biplane fighters. On 7 May 1941, Müncheberg was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 12) and the Italian Medagalia d'Oro. Müncheberg had 43 victories to his credit. A sojourn in Libya during June-July 1941, to support Rommel's Afrika Korps repel the British relief of Tobruk, saw Müncheberg add a further five victories to his tally. In August 1941, 7./JG26 was transferred to France. Müncheberg shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Dunkirk on 29 August to record his 50th victory. From the time he returned from North Africa until he left JG26 in late June 1942, Müncheberg was to claim 35 victories of which 34 would be Spitfires, including his 50th victory on 29 August, his 60th on 8 December, his 70th on 26 April 1942 and his 80th on 2 June. On 19 September, Müncheberg was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG26. On 22 July 1942, Müncheberg was posted to the Eastern Front to join JG51.

On 5 September, he recorded his 100th victory. On 9 September, he was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 19) following his 103rd victory. Müncheberg achieved 33 victories over Russian aircraft (84 – 116). However, Müncheberg was shot down twice during his four weeks on the Eastern Front. On 1 October 1942, Major Müncheberg was appointed Kommodore of JG77, operating over North Africa, Sicily and Tunisia. Müncheberg added 24 victories to his victory total but had to force-land his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 10725) following aerial combat with RAF Kittyhawk fighters on 10 December 1942. Müncheberg was killed on 23 March 1943 over Tunisia in combat with USAAF Spitfire fighters from the 52nd Fighter Group when, after shooting down one, he was in collision with a second. He crashed to his death in Bf 109G-6 (W.Nr. 16381).

Joachim Müncheberg scored 135 aerial victories in over 500 missions. 102 victories were achieved over the Western Front and 33 on the Eastern Front. He shot down at least 46 Spitfire fighters.

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Joachim Muncheberg

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 7.11.1939 13:43 Stab III./JG26 SW Opladen Blenheim I (L1325) of 57Sqn RAF flown by P/O HR Bewley, 2 crew baled out, POW
2 11.5.1940 Curtiss Stab III./JG26 NNE Antwerp Hawk H 75A of GC I/4, Armée de l'Air -
3 14.5.1940 18:45 Stab III./JG26 E Ath Hurricane of 504Sqn RAF
4 15.5.1940 13:00 Stab III./JG26 Near Overijse Hurricane (L1645) of 3Sqn RAF flown by Sgt JLC Williams, killed
5 29.5.1940 18:10 Stab III./JG26 W Dunkirk Spitfire of 64, 229 or 610Sqn, RAF
6 31.5.1940 15:35 Lysander Stab III./JG26 Furnes-Dunkirk -
7 31.5.1940 15:40 Stab III./JG26 SW Dunkirk Hurricane of 213 or 264Sqn, RAF
8 31.5.1940 15:45 Stab III./JG26 NE Dunkirk Hurricane of 213 or 264Sqn, RAF
9 31.5.1940 20:10 Stab III./JG26 Channel-Dunkirk Spitfire of 609Sqn RAF
10 28.7.1940 15:15 Stab III./JG26 15km NE Dover Hurricane of 257Sqn, RAF
11 8.8.1940 12:55 Stab III./JG26 NE Margate Spitfire of 65Sqn, RAF
12 14.8.1940 13:29 Stab III./JG26 Folkestone-Dover Hurricane of 32 or 615Sqn, RAF
13 15.8.1940 16:01 Stab III./JG26 SE Dover Spitfire of 64Sqn, RAF
14 24.8.1940 12:22 7./JG26 Ashford Hurricane of 151Sqn, RAF
15 31.8.1940 10:00 7./JG26 NW Braintree Hurricane of 56Sqn, RAF
16 1.9.1940 14:52 7./JG26 W Goodhurst Hurricane 79 or 85Sqn, RAF
17 6.9.1940 10:28 7./JG26 Dungeness Hurricane of 303Sqn, RAF
18 7.9.1940 18:45 7./JG26 SE London Spitfire of 603Sqn, RAF
19 11.9.1940 19:25 7./JG26 E Ashford Spitfire of 66 or 92Sqn, RAF
20 14.9.1940 17:05 7./JG26 S Maidstone Spitfire of 222Sqn, RAF
21 17.10.1940 14:55 Bloch 151 7./JG26 S Faversham -
22 25.10.1940 14:40 7./JG26 Marden Spitfire of 92Sqn, RAF
23 14.11.1940 15:32 7./JG26 SE Dover Spitfire of 66 or 74Sqn, RAF
24 12.2.1941 16:41 7./JG26 S Siggiwi, Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
25 16.2.1941 10:38 7./JG26 Off Dingli, SW Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn RAF, damaged
26 16.2.1941 10:45 7./JG26 E Ta Venezia, Malta Hurricane (V7731) of 261Sqn RAF flown by F/L JAF MacLachlan, baled out wounded
27 25.2.1941 16:45 7./JG26 E St Paul's Bay, Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
28 26.2.1941 14:06 7./JG26 S Krendi, Malta Hurricane (V7671) of 261Sqn RAF flown by F/O FF Taylor, killed
29 26.2.1941 14:10 7./JG26 10km S Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
30 2.3.1941 10:45 7./JG26 2km W Marsa Scirocco, Malta Fulmar of 806Sqn FAA, damaged
31 5.3.1941 17:32 7./JG26 S Hal Far, Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
32 15.3.1941 7:50 Wellington 7./JG26 10 km NW Gozo Is Wellington (W5644) of Reserve Flt, Stradishall, RAF
33 28.3.1941 17:32 7./JG26 10km S Gozo Is Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
34 6.4.1941 12:05 Fury 7./JG26 NE Podgorica Avia BH-33E of Ind Fighter Esk, 81 (Bomber) Grupa, JKRV flown by Porucnik Milenko Milivojevic, killed
- 6.4.1941 - Fury 7./JG26 Podgorica Avia BH-33E of Ind Fighter Esk, 81 (Bomber) Grupa, JKRV – ground victory
- 6.4.1941 - Breguet XIX 7./JG26 Podgorica Ground victory – not confirmed
35 11.4.1941 11:31 7./JG26 SE Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
36 11.4.1941 11:53 7./JG26 SE St Paul's Bay, Malta Hurricane (V7116) of 261Sqn RAF flown by P/O PA Mortimer, crash-landed
37 23.4.1941 18:07 7./JG26 SE Hal Far Hurricane II (Z3032) of 261Sqn RAF flown by F/O FM Auger, killed
- 27.4.1941 - Sunderland 7./JG26 Kalafrana Bay, Malta Sunderland (L5807) of 228Sqn, RAF – ground victory
38 29.4.1941 18:47 7./JG26 St Paul's Bay, Malta Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
39 1.5.1941 7:53 7./JG26 SE St Paul's Bay, Malta Hurricane II (Z2900) of 261Sqn RAF flown by P/O RA Innes, wounded
40 1.5.1941 7:54 7./JG26 SW Ta Venezia Hurricane II (Z3061) of 261Sqn RAF flown by Sgt BC Walmsley, wounded
41 1.5.1941 17:15 7./JG26 SW Luqa a/f Hurricane of 261Sqn, RAF
42 6.5.1941 12:22 7./JG26 NE St Paul's Bay Hurricane II (Z3060) of 261Sqn RAF flown by P/O CK Gray, baled out, wounded
43 6.5.1941 12:26 7./JG26 1km SW Hal Far Hurricane II (Z3059) of 261Sqn RAF flown by Sgt RA Branson, baled out
- 25.5.1941 15:00 7./JG26 Takali Hurricane of 249Sqn, RAF – ground victory 
- 25.5.1941 15:00 7./JG26 Takali Hurricane of 249Sqn, RAF – ground victory
44 20.6.1941 7:55 7./JG26 20km E BuqBuq Hurricane of 1 or 2Sqn, SAAF
45 24.6.1941 8:00 7./JG26 Lauyet Ungheila Hurricane of 6Sqn, RAF flown by P/O JAF Sowrey
46 15.7.1941 18:40 7./JG26 SW Ras el Milh Hurricane of 73 or 229Sqn, RAF
47 29.7.1941 17:48 P-40 7./JG26 50km E Bardia Tomahawk of 2Sqn, SAAF
48 29.7.1941 17:52 P-40 7./JG26 40km E Bardia Tomahawk of 2Sqn, SAAF
49 28.8.1941 19:30 7./JG26 2km N Gravelines -
50 29.8.1941 8:40 7./JG26 10km NE Dunkirk -
51 4.9.1941 17:26 7./JG26 Vollezelle -
52 4.9.1941 17:29 7./JG26 Zeggers -
53 7.9.1941 17:22 7./JG26 NW Montreuil Spitfire of 71Sqn, RAF
54 16.9.1941 19:40 7./JG26 E Boulogne Spitfire of 306 or 315Sqn, RAF
55 18.9.1941 16:06 7./JG26 Yvetot Hurricane of 607Sqn, RAF
56 18.9.1941 16:15 7./JG26 Ste Helene Spitfire of 452Sqn, RAF
57 13.10.1941 14:33 Stab II./JG26 Samer -
58 8.11.1941 13:07 Stab II./JG26 Loon Plage Spitfire of Digby Wg or 412Sqn, RAF
59 8.11.1941 13:15 Stab II./JG26 NNE Dunkirk Spitfire of Digby Wg or 412Sqn, RAF
60 8.12.1941 14:17 Stab II./JG26 W Boulogne -
61 16.12.1941 16:01 Stab II./JG26 NW Dunkirk Spitfire of 411Sqn, RAF
62 16.12.1941 16:04 Stab II./JG26 N Gravelines Spitfire of 411Sqn, RAF
63 13.3.1942 16:17 Stab II./JG26 Wirre Effroy Spitfire of 124Sqn, RAF
64 24.3.1942 16:30 Stab II./JG26 NW Rue-Cambron Spitfire of 412Sqn, RAF
65 24.3.1942 16:35 Stab II./JG26 Cambron Spitfire of 412Sqn, RAF
66 4.4.1942 11:46 Stab II./JG26 W Calais -
67 10.4.1942 17:50 Stab II./JG26 NW Etaples Spitfire of 340Sqn, RAF
68 25.4.1942 16:40 Stab II./JG26 SW Crécy -
69 25.4.1942 16:43 Stab II./JG26 SW Rue -
70 26.4.1942 18:05 Stab II./JG26 WNW Calais Spitfire of 485Sqn, RAF
71 26.4.1942 18:06 Stab II./JG26 10km W Cap Gris Nez Spitfire of 485Sqn, RAF
72 27.4.1942 14:47 Stab II./JG26 NE Dunkirk Spitfire of Tangmere Wg or 340Sqn, RAF
73 27.4.1942 16:06 Stab II./JG26 N Mardyck Spitfire of 303Sqn, RAF
74 29.4.1942 16:04 Stab II./JG26 Le Touquet Spitfire of Northolt Wg or 317Sqn, RAF
75 30.4.1942 19:36 Stab II./JG26 W Somme Estuary Spitfire of 222Sqn, RAF
76 1.5.1942 19:31 Stab II./JG26 SW Calais Spitfire of 122 or 222Sqn, RAF
- 1.5.1942 19:40 Stab II./JG26 5km N Calais Not confirmed
77 6.5.1942 18:53 Stab II./JG26 NW Cap Gris Nez Spitfire of 303Sqn, RAF
- 9.5.1942 13:43 Stab II./JG26 15km S Gravelines Spitfire of 118 or 501Sqn, RAF / not confirmed
- 9.5.1942 13:44 Stab II./JG26 15km S Gravelines Spitfire of 118 or 501Sqn, RAF / not confirmed
- 17.5.1942 17:35 Stab II./JG26 Guines-St Omer not confirmed
78 31.5.1942 19:37 Stab II./JG26 S Crécy Forest Spitfire of 485Sqn, RAF
79 31.5.1942 19:41 Stab II./JG26 Quend Plage les Pins Spitfire of 302Sqn, RAF
80 2.6.1942 11:01 Stab II./JG26 SW Abbeville Spitfire of 403Sqn, RAF
81 2.6.1942 11:07 Stab II./JG26 15km W Étaples Spitfire of 403Sqn, RAF
82 20.6.1942 15:44 Stab II./JG26 S Ardres Spitfire of 118 or 501Sqn, RAF
83 20.6.1942 15:47 Stab II./JG26 E Boulogne Spitfire of 118 or 501Sqn, RAF
84 3.8.1942 10:32 Pe-2 Stab/JG51 47 591 -
85 3.8.1942 10:36 Pe-2 Stab/JG51 47 514 -
86 4.8.1942 10:38 Il-2 Stab/JG51 6km ENE Sübzow -
87 5.8.1942 18:48 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 47 880 -
88 9.8.1942 14:30 MiG-3 Stab/JG51 47 844 -
89 10.8.1942 18:40~ Yak-1 Stab/JG51 47 563 -
90 22.8.1942 10:25 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 761 -
91 24.8.1942 6:20 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 754 -
92 24.8.1942 6:21 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 791 -
93 25.8.1942 17:11 Pe-2 Stab/JG51 47 381 -
94 2.9.1942 8:23 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 SW Karmanovo -
95 2.9.1942 10:52 Il-2 Stab/JG51 SW Gshatsk -
96 2.9.1942 10:55 Il-2 Stab/JG51 SSW Gshatsk -
97 2.9.1942 10:55 Il-2 Stab/JG51 SSW Gshatsk -
98 3.9.1942 14:32 Il-2 Stab/JG51 46 192 -
99 4.9.1942 17:35 Pe-2 Stab/JG51 S Zubtsowo -
100 5.9.1942 17:53 P-39 Stab/JG51 Kubinka -
101 5.9.1942 17:57 P-39 Stab/JG51 66 380 -
102 9.9.1942 17:08 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 733 -
103 9.9.1942 17:12 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 762 -
104 10.9.1942 7:09 Pe-2 Stab/JG51 47 843 -
105 10.9.1942 7:13 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 764 -
106 10.9.1942 10:35 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 47 811 -
107 14.9.1942 7:35 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 762 -
108 14.9.1942 17:01 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 594 -
109 14.9.1942 17:13 Il-2 Stab/JG51 47 591 -
110 14.9.1942 17.VII Pe-2 Stab/JG51 47 732 -
111 22.9.1942 9:25 MiG-3 Stab/JG51 47 612 -
112 22.9.1942 9:31 R-5 Stab/JG51 47 611 -
113 26.9.1942 12:23 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 47 522 -
114 26.9.1942 16:08 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 47 572 -
115 27.9.1942 6:59 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 47 592 -
116 27.9.1942 7:03 LaGG-3 Stab/JG51 47 612 -
117 9.11.1942 15:07 Stab/JG77 E Buq Buq Spitfire V of 92Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt Blades
- 9.11.1942 - Stab/JG77 - -
118 27.11.1942 7:32 Stab/JG77 - Spitfire of 1Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Marshall
119 10.12.1942 15:05 P-40 Stab/JG77 12km NW Agheila P-40F of 66FS 57FG USAAF
120 14.12.1942 15:08 P-40 Stab/JG77 SW Agheila P-40F of 57FG USAAF
121 14.12.1942 15:25 P-40 Stab/JG77 SW Agheila P-40F of 57FG USAAF
122 15.12.1942 10:58 P-40 Stab/JG77 Ras el Aali -
123 13.1.1943 8:45 Baltimore Stab/JG77 - -
124 14.1.1943 11:17 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
125 14.1.1943 11:21 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
126 14.1.1943 11:23 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
127 18.1.1943 16:40 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
128 22.1.1943 12:55 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
129 22.1.1943 13:05 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
130 10.3.1943 16:33 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
131 10.3.1943 16:48 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
132 13.3.1943 15:04 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
133 13.3.1943 17:51 P-39 Stab/JG77 - -
134 22.3.1943 14:27 P-40 Stab/JG77 - -
135 23.3.1943 9:50 Stab/JG77 - -
135 23.3.1943 9:50 Stab/JG77 - -

Victories : 135
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (5 June 1942)
Ritterkreuz (14 September 1940)
Eichenlaub (7 May 1941)
Schwertern (15 June 1942)
Medagalia d'Oro (7 May 1941)
Units : JG26, JG51, JG77
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Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 135 aerial victories for Joachim Muncheberg

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Nov-39 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   13.43 SW Opladen N. Leverkusen
11-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26 Hawk-75A   17.45 NNE Antwerpen
14-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   18.45 E Ath 20km NNW Mons
15-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   13.00 Overijsche SE Brussels
29-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26 Spitfire I   18.10 West of Dunkirk
31-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   15.45 NE Dunkirk
31-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   15.40 SW Dunkirk
31-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26 Lysander 50m 15.35 Furnes-Dunkirk
31-May-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   20.30 Dunkirk-Dover
28-Jul-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   15.15 15km NE Dover
08-Aug-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26 3000m 12.55 Margate
14-Aug-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   13.29 Dover-Folkestone
15-Aug-40 Joachim Muncheberg Stab III./JG26   16.01 SE Dover (mid-Channel)
24-Aug-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   12.22 Ashford
31-Aug-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 5500m 10.00 NW Braintree
01-Sep-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   14.55 W. Goudhurst
01-Sep-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   14.52 West of Goudhurst
06-Sep-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   10.28 Dungeness
07-Sep-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 5500m 18.45 SE London
11-Sep-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 6500m 19.25 East of Ashford
14-Sep-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG27 6500m 17.05 South of Maidstone
17-Oct-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Bloch 151   14.55 Faversham
25-Oct-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   14.40 Marden
14-Nov-40 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 100m 15.32 Kanal West of Dover
12-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   16.41 S. Sigguwi W. Takali (Malta)
12-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   14.41 Siġġiewi W Takali (Malta)
16-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   10.38 Sea off Dingli SW Malta
16-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   14.45 E Ta Venezia (Malta)
25-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 2000m 16.45 E. St. Paul's Bay (Malta)
26-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 2500m 14.06 S Krendi (Malta)
26-Feb-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 2500m 14.10 10km S Malta
02-Mar-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 2500m 10.45 2km W Marsa Scirocco (Malta)
05-Mar-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 3500m 17.32 S. Hal Far (Malta)
15-Mar-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Wellington   07.50 10km NW Insel Gozo (Malta)
28-Mar-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   17.20 10km S Gozo Island (200 waRGlight) (Malta)
06-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Avia B.33E     Ground Pogorica
06-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Breguet XIX     Ground Pogorica (Claim not admitted)
06-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Avia B.33E   12.05 NE Pogorica
11-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   11.53 SE Paul's Bay (Malta)
11-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   11.31 SE Malta
11-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   11.53 SE Pauls Bay (Malta)
23-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   18.07 SE Hal Far (Malta)
27-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Sunderland Anchor   Kalafrana Bay (Malta)
29-Apr-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 4000m 18.47 Stab Pauls Bay (Malta)
01-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 100m 07.55 3km zw FlPl Takali Ta Venezia (Malta)
01-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 3000m 07.53 SE Stab Pauls Bay
01-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 100m 17.15 SW Luqa airfield
06-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Hurricane II   12.22 NE Paul's Bay (Malta)
06-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Hurricane II 600m 12.26 1km SW Hal Far (Malta)
25-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Hurricane II   15.00 Takali airfield 249Sqn (Malta)
25-May-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Hurricane II   15.00 Takali airfield 249Sqn (Malta)
20-Jun-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Hurricane II   07.55 20km E. Buq Buq (Egypt)
24-Jun-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   08.00 Lavyet Ungheila
15-Jul-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Tomahawk I   18.40 SW Ras-el-Milh (Libya)
29-Jul-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Tomahawk 100m 17.52 40km E. Bardia
29-Jul-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 Tomahawk 100-50m 17.48 50km E Bardia 100-50m
26-Aug-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   19.30 2km N Gravelines
29-Aug-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26 5500-1500m 08.35-40 10km NE Dunkirk
04-Sep-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   17.26 Bollezeele S Dunkirk
04-Sep-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   17.29 Zeggers-Capelle S Dunkirk
07-Sep-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   17.22 NW Montreuil
16-Sep-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   19.40 12km E Boulogne
18-Sep-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   16.05 Yvetot
18-Sep-41 Joachim Muncheberg 7./JG26   16.15 Sainte-Helene
13-Oct-41 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   14.33 Samer
08-Nov-41 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   13.07 Leon Plage
08-Nov-41 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   13.15 NNE Dunkirchen
08-Dec-41 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   14.17 Boulogne
16-Dec-41 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.01 Dunkirk
16-Dec-41 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.04 Dunkirk
13-Mar-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.17 Wirre Effroy NE Boulogne
24-Mar-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.30 Pende 15km NW Abbeville
24-Mar-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.35 Cambron 4km W Abbeville
04-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   11.46 Sea W Calais
10-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   17.50 Sea NW Etaples
25-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.40 SW of Crecy-en-Ponthieu
25-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.43 SW of Rue
26-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   18.05 WNW Calais in See
26-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   18.07 10km W. Cap Gris Nez
26-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   18.06 10km W Cap Gris Nez
27-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   14.47 NE Dunkirchen
27-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.06 North of Dunkirk-Mardyck
29-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   16.04 bei Le Touquet
30-Apr-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26 4000m 19.36 West of Somme-Mundung
01-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   19.31 SW Calais
01-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   19.40 5km N Calais
06-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   18.53-55 NW Cap Gris Nez
09-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   13.44 15km S Gravelines
09-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   13.39 15km S Gravelines
17-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   17.35 Guines-St Omer
31-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   19.41 Quend Plage-les-Pins
31-May-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   18.37 South of Foret de Crecy
02-Jun-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26 600-800m 11.07 15km W Etaples
02-Jun-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   11.01 SW Abbeville
20-Jun-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   15.47 East of Boulogne
20-Jun-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab II./JG26   15.44 South of Ardres
03-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Pe-2 2000m 10.32 47 591
03-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Pe-2 1800m 10.36 47 514
04-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50-100m 10.38 6km ENE Subzow
05-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 18.48 47 880
09-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 MiG-3 800m 14.30 47 844
10-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Yak-1 2300m 18.40± 47 563
22-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 10.25 47 761
24-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 06.20 47 754
24-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 06.21 47 791
25-Aug-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Pe-2 1800m 17.11 47 381
02-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 10.52 SW Gshatsk
02-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10.55 SSW Gshatsk
02-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10.55 SSW Gshatsk
02-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 800m 08.23 SW Karmanovo
03-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.32 46 192
04-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Pe-2 1800m 17.35 S Zubtsowo
05-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 17.57 66 380
05-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 17.53 Kubinka
09-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 17.08 47 733
09-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 17.12 47 762
10-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10.35 47 811
10-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 3-400m 07.13 47 764
10-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Pe-2 2500m 07.09 47 843
14-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 17.13 47 591
14-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Pe-2 1200m 17.07 47 732
14-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik   07.25 47 762
14-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1800m 17.01 47 594
22-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 R-5   09.31 47 611
22-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 MiG-3 1500m 09.25 47 612
26-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3   12.23 47 522
26-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 16.08 47 572
27-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 06.59 47 592
27-Sep-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG51 LaGG-3   07.03 47 612
09-Nov-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77   15.07 E. Buq Buq
27-Nov-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77   07.32 5km E. Bir el Ginn
10-Dec-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Warhawk   15.05 10km NW El Agheila
14-Dec-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Warhawk   15.08 15km SW El Agheila
14-Dec-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Warhawk   15.25 20km SW El Agheila
15-Dec-42 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Warhawk   10.58 Ras el Ali
13-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40E Warhawk   08.45 -
13-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 Baltimore   08.45  
14-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40E Warhawk   11.21  
14-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40E Warhawk   11.23  
14-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40E Warhawk   11.17  
18-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40E Warhawk   16.40  
22-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Kittyhawk   13.05 -
22-Jan-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Kittyhawk   12.55  
10-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Kittyhawk   16.33  
10-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Kittyhawk   16.48  
13-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-39 Aircobra   17.51  
13-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Warhawk   15.04  
22-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 P-40 Warhawk   14.27  
23-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77   09.50 -
23-Mar-43 Joachim Muncheberg Stab /JG77 Dogfight   KiA Dogfight Zanouch

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Rolf Pingel

Rolf Pingel was born on 1 October 1913 at Kiel. Following completion of his flying training, Leutnant Pingel was posted to the newly formed I./JG134 based at Wiesbaden-Erbenheim on 15 March 1937. Pingel served in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion from September 1937. Leutnant Pingel was assigned to 2. Staffel of J 88. He recorded six victories, flying some 200 missions, during his service in Spain. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwerten for his achievements in that conflict.

On his return to Germany, Pingel was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG334 on 1 October 1937. On 1 November 1938, 2./JG334 was redesignated 2./JG133 and 2./JG53 on 1 March 1939. Oberleutnant Pingel shot down a French Mureaux 113 army reconnaisance aircraft over Saarlautern on 10 September 1939 for his first victory in World War 2. On 30 September, he led 2./JG53 in a successful interception of five RAF Battle single-engine bombers attempting a reconnaisance over the Saarbrücken-Merzig area. Four of the bombers were shot down, including one claimed by Pingel, and the fifth crash-landed on its return to base and was destroyed.

On 5 June 1940, Hauptmann Werner Mölders was shot down by French fighters to become a prisoner of war. Hauptmann Pingel was temporarily placed in command of III./JG53 to replace Mölders. On 11 June, Pingel shot down two French Morane fighters to record his 7th and 8th victories of World War 2. Pingel relinquished temporary command of III./JG53 to Hauptmann Harro Harder (22 victories, killed in action 12 August 1940) in July 1940. He returned as Staffelkapitän to 2./JG53.

On 22 August 1940, Hauptmann Pingel reported to JG26 to take up the role of Gruppenkommandeur of I. Gruppe. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 14 September for 15 victories. On 28 September, Pingel shot down a RAF Hurricane fighter over Maidstone but his own aircraft, Bf 109E-4 (W.Nr. 3756), was badly damaged in the combat. He ditched near Hastings and was rescued by the German air-sea rescue services. It is thought that Pingel's victim in this engagement was the South African ace Albert Lewis (16 destroyed, 2.5 probable and 2 damaged victories) of 249Sqn, RAF who baled out badly burned. It is also thought that Pingel was, in turn, shot down by British ace John Beard (6 destroyed, 1 probable and 3 damaged victories) of 249Sqn, RAF.

Pingel achieved his 20th victory of World War 2 on 22 June 1941, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Dunkirk in an engagement with the British Circus No. 18 attacking Hazebrouck. The British Circus No. 42 targeted Chocques on 10 July 1941. Three RAF Stirling four-engine bombers, accompanied by their fighter escort, were intercepted by Pingel's I./JG26. Pingel followed a damaged Stirling bomber back to England, further damaging its tail section. However, the gunners' return fire hit his Bf 109F-2 (W.Nr. 12764) <<+ in the engine. He descended to low altitude but was intercepted by Spitfires. He force-landed his aircraft in a grain field near Dover and was taken into captivity. He was promoted to the rank of Major during his imprisonment. Rolf Pingel was credited with 28 victories in 550 combat missions, including 200 flown during the Spanish Civil War. Included in his total are six victories gained during the Spanish Civil War. All his World War 2 victories were recorded over the Western front.

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Rolf Pingel

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 5.6.1937 - I-15 2. J/88 Spain
2 8.7.1937 - SB-2 2. J/88 Spain
3 12.7.1937 - SB-2 2. J/88 Spain
4 12.7.1937 - I-16 2. J/88 Spain
5 16.7.1937 - I-16 2. J/88 Spain
6 22.8.1937 - I-16 2. J/88 Spain
7 10.9.1939 14:15 Mureaux 113 2./JG53 EnsdoRG / Mureaux 113 (No 4) of GAO 1/506 of Armée de l'Air flown by Lt Leleu, 2 crew killed
8 30.9.1939 11:50 Battle 2./JG53 W Saarbrücken / Battle of 150Sqn, RAF
9 14.5.1940 11:22 Bloch 151 2./JG53 S Sedan
10 14.5.1940 11:30 Bloch 151 2./JG53 S Sedan
11 14.5.1940 16:30 Battle 2./JG53 Sedan
12 26.5.1940 10:55 2./JG53 -
13 11.6.1940 11:55 Morane III./JG53 Reims-Épernay
14 11.6.1940 12:10 Morane III./JG53 SW Épernay
15 15.8.1940 - 2./JG53 Near Brest
16 18.8.1940 15:32 2./JG53 -
17 29.8.1940 20:06 I./JG26 Dungeness
18 29.8.1940 20:07 I./JG26 Dungeness
19 31.8.1940 - I./JG26 S London
20 7.9.1940 19:25 I./JG26 Tonbridge / Spitfire of 41 or 222Sqn, RAF
21 14.9.1940 16:50 I./JG26 SE Maidstone / Hurricane of 253Sqn, RAF
22 28.9.1940 14:40 I./JG26 Maidstone / Hurricane of 249Sqn, RAF
23 5.11.1940 - I./JG26 E Gravesend / Spitfire of 19Sqn, RAF
24 16.6.1941 16:35 I./JG26 SE Boulogne / Blenheim of 59Sqn, RAF
25 16.6.1941 16:52 I./JG26 S Dungeness / Spitfire of 74 or 92Sqn, RAF
26 22.6.1941 16:10 I./JG26 W Dunkirk / Spitfire of 609 or 611Sqn, RAF
27 27.6.1941 21:43 I./JG26 Near Roubaix
28 2.7.1941 12:50 I./JG26 S Dunkirk

Victories : 28
Awards : Ritterkreuz (14 September 1940)
Units : J/88, JG53, JG26
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Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz List of 28 aerial victories for Rolf Pingel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-Sep-39 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Mureaux   14.15 EnsdoRG
30-Sep-39 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   11.50 West of Saarbrucken
14-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Bloch 151 2300m 11.22 S Sedan
14-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Bloch 151 5000m 11.30 S Sedan
14-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   16.30 Sedan
26-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53   10.55  
11-Jun-40 Rolf Pingel Stab III./JG53 Morane 406   11.55 Reims-epernay
11-Jun-40 Rolf Pingel Stab III./JG53 Morane 406   12.10 SW epernay
10-Sep-39 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Mureaux   14.15 EnsdoRG
30-Sep-39 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   11.50 West of Saarbrucken
14-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Bloch 151 5000m 11.30 S Sedan
14-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Bloch 151 2300m 11.22 S Sedan
14-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   16.30 Sedan
26-May-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53   10.55  
11-Jun-40 Rolf Pingel Stab III./JG53 Morane 406 1500m 11.55 Reims-Epernay
11-Jun-40 Rolf Pingel Stab III./JG53 Morane 406   12.10 SW Epernay
15-Aug-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53      
18-Aug-40 Rolf Pingel 2./JG53   15.32  
29-Aug-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   20.06 Dungeness
29-Aug-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   20.07 Dungeness
31-Aug-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26 5000m 18.45 South of London
07-Sep-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   19.25 Tonbridge
14-Sep-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   16.50 SE Maidstone
28-Sep-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   14.40 Maidstone
05-Nov-40 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26 7000m 17.05 E Gravesend
16-Jun-41 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   16.35 SE Boulogne
02-Jul-41 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   12.50 S. Dunkirchen
22-Jun-41 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   16.10 W. Dunkirchen
16-Jun-41 Rolf Pingel Stab I./JG26   16.52 S. Dungeness

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Josef 'Pips' Priller

Josef 'Pips' Priller was born on 27 July 1915 at Ingolstadt in Bayern. In 1935, Fahnenjunker Priller was serving in Infanterieregiment 19. ObeRGähnrich Priller transferred to the Luftwaffe and began his flying training at Salzwedel in October 1936. On 1 April 1937, Leutnant Priller was posted to I./JG135. In November 1938 the unit was redesignated I./JG233 and again on 1 May 1939 to I./JG51. In July 1939, he was serving with I./JG71 which was to be redesignated II./JG51 in October 1939. On 1 October 1939, Priller was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG51. He gained his first victories on 28 May 1940 over Dunkirk in aerial combat with RAF fighters. He claimed six victories during the French campaign, including his 6th on 25 June, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Desvres. By the end of August his victory total stood at 15. On 17 October, Oberleutnant Priller claimed his 20th victory resulting in the award of the Ritterkreuz on 19 October. He claimed at least fourteen victories in the Battle ofBritain. On 20 November 1940, Priller was transferred as Staffelkapitän to 1./JG26, succeeding Oberleutnant Eberhard Henrici (7 victories) who had been lost in aerial combat over the Channel three days previously. Despite much combat with the British, Priller was unable to add to his score before the end of the year. That winter, JG26 was withdrawn from the Channel front back to Germany for a rest. On his return to the Channel Priller enjoyed a remarkable run of victories between 16 June and 11 July 1941 shooting down 19 RAF aircraft, including 17 Spitfire fighters, to bring his victory total to 39. On 14 July, Priller shot down his 40th victim. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 28) on 19 October for 41 victories. Hauptmann Priller became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG26 on 6 December 1941. By the end of 1941 Priller's score stood at 58. He recorded his 60th victory on 27 March 1942 and his 70th victory on 5 May.

By the end of 1942 Priller had 81 confirmed victories to his tally. On 11 January 1943, Priller became Kommodore of JG26, replacing Major Gerhard Schöpfel (45 victories, RK) who was taking up a staff role. He was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 73) on 2 July 1944. Oberstleutnant Priller brought up his 100th victory on 18 July 1944 when he brought down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber. On 1 January 1945, Priller led JG26 and III./JG54 in the attack on the Allied airfields, codenamed Operation Bodenplatte, at Brussels-Evére and Brussels-Grimbergen. On 28 January, Priller was appointed Inspekteur der Jagdflieger Ost, a position that required he cease operational flying and which he held until the end of the war. Post-war 'Pips' Priller managed the family brewery business. He died on 20 May 1961 at Böbing in Oberbayern following a heart attack. Josef 'Pips' Priller flew 1,307 combat missions to achieve 101 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front and include 11 four-engine bombers. He was the most succesful pilot in battles with Spitfires claiming at least 68 of them.

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Josef 'Pips' Priller

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 28.5.1940 13:07 6./JG51 NW Dunkirk -
2 28.5.1940 13:10 6./JG51 NW Dunkirk -
3 2.6.1940 21:15 Curtiss 6./JG51 SW Dunkirk -
4 8.6.1940 19:05 6./JG51 Abbeville -
5 8.6.1940 19:06 6./JG51 Abbeville -
6 25.6.1940 18:20 6./JG51 8km NW Desvres -
- 10.7.1940 11:15 6./JG51 Dover Spitfire of 610Sqn, RAF flown by S/L Smith damaged
7 14.7.1940 16:25 6./JG51 SE Dover Hurricane of 615Sqn, RAF
8 20.7.1940 19:20 6./JG51 5km E Folestone Hurricane of 32Sqn RAF flown by Sub Lt Bulmer
9 29.7.1940 8:40 6./JG51 5km N Dover -
10 14.8.1940 13:45 6./JG51 NW Dover -
11 15.8.1940 16:15 6./JG51 1km E Clacton -
12 16.8.1940 13:35 6./JG51 10km E Canterbury -
13 24.8.1940 13:55 6./JG51 7km E Margate -
14 24.8.1940 14:10 6./JG51 2km E Margate -
15 26.8.1940 18:57 6./JG51 5km W Boulogne -
16 7.10.1940 11:35 6./JG51 20km N Canterbury -
17 7.10.1940 17:40 6./JG51 Thames Estuary -
18 15.10.1940 13:10 6./JG51 10km SW Dover -
19 15.10.1940 13:15 6./JG51 15km W Dover -
20 17.10.1940 16:35 6./JG51 Tunbridge Wells -
21 16.6.1941 16:35 1./JG26 W Boulogne -
22 16.6.1941 16:45 1./JG26 SW Boulogne Blenheim of 59Sqn, RAF
23 17.6.1941 19:42 1./JG26 W Cap Gris Nez Hurricane of 56 or 242Sqn, RAF
24 21.6.1941 12:40 1./JG26 SW Ramsgate Spitfire of 603Sqn, RAF
25 23.6.1941 13:35 1./JG26 S Somme Estuary -
26 25.6.1941 13:00 1./JG26 W Gravelines Spitfire of 610 or 616Sqn, RAF
27 27.6.1941 22:00 1./JG26 SW Gravelines -
28 30.6.1941 18:56 1./JG26 10km NW St Inglevert Spitfire of 603 or 616Sqn, RAF
29 2.7.1941 12:45 1./JG26 10km W Lille -
30 4.7.1941 14:55 1./JG26 10km SW St Omer -
31 5.7.1941 13:40 1./JG26 4km NW Dunkirk Spitfire of 54 or 616Sqn, RAF
32 7.7.1941 10:00 1./JG26 3km N Gravelines Spitfire of Hornchurch Wing, RAF
33 7.7.1941 10:47 1./JG26 W Somme Estuary -
34 8.7.1941 15:30 1./JG26 10km N St Omer -
35 9.7.1941 14:00 1./JG26 S Aire-SE Samer -
36 9.7.1941 14:10 1./JG26 2km S Calais -
37 10.7.1941 12:30 1./JG26 N St Omer -
38 10.7.1941 12:40 1./JG26 5km NW Boulogne -
39 11.7.1941 16:10 1./JG26 20km W Calais -
40 14.7.1941 10:30 1./JG26 St Omer Spitfire V of 72Sqn flown by F/Sgt WM Lamberton, baled out, POW
41 19.7.1941 14:35 1./JG26 5km Dover Spitfire of 72Sqn, RAF
42 22.7.1941 13:40 1./JG26 10km NW Gravelines Spitfire of 308Sqn, RAF
43 23.7.1941 14:05 1./JG26 15km NW Gravelines -
44 24.7.1941 14:45 1./JG26 7km NW Dunkirk -
45 7.8.1941 11:30 1./JG26 5km NW Calais -
46 7.8.1941 18:20 1./JG26 8km N Calais -
47 4.9.1941 17:30 1./JG26 NW Bethune -
48 17.9.1941 15:35 1./JG26 5km NW Calais -
49 18.9.1941 16:25 1./JG26 SW Dungeness -
50 1.10.1941 14:57 1./JG26 mid English Channel Spitfire of 91Sqn, RAF
51 1.10.1941 13:55 1./JG26 W Boulogne -
52 12.10.1941 13:25 1./JG26 5km E Berck-sur-Mer Spitfire of 452 or 602Sqn, RAF
53 13.10.1941 15:30 1./JG26 15km W Berck-sur-Mer -
54 21.10.1941 12:55 1./JG26 4km W Etaples -
55 21.10.1941 13:05 1./JG26 15km NNW Le Touquet -
56 27.10.1941 13:15 1./JG26 5km N Watten Spitfire of 401Sqn, RAF
57 8.11.1941 12:50 1./JG26 N Bethune Spitfire of 302 or 316Sqn, RAF
58 8.11.1941 13:10 1./JG26 5km NW Gravelines Spitfire of 302 or 316Sqn, RAF
59 3.1.1942 15:38 Hurricane  Stab III./JG26 5km NW Calais -
60 27.3.1942 16:40 Stab III./JG26 10km W Ostend Spitfire of 313Sqn RAF flown by Vladimir Michalek
61 28.3.1942 18:50 Stab III./JG26 Cap Gris Nez-Blanc Nez Spitfire of 457 or 602Sqn, RAF
62 4.4.1942 14:15 Stab III./JG26 Calais-Dover Spitfire of 129Sqn, RAF
- 12.4.1942 - Stab III./JG26 Boulogne Not confirmed
63 12.4.1942 13:45 Stab III./JG26 N Gravelines Spitfire of 41Sqn, RAF
64 16.4.1942 18:26 Stab III./JG26 5km N Calais Spitfire of 118 or 129Sqn, RAF
65 25.4.1942 16:54 Stab III./JG26 10km W St Étienne -
66 27.4.1942 12:25 Stab III./JG26 S Ardres Spitfire of 65Sqn, RAF
67 27.4.1942 12:30 Stab III./JG26 15km NW Gravelines Spitfire of 65Sqn, RAF
68 28.4.1942 12:00 Stab III./JG26 Dunkirk-Gravelines Spitfire of 401Sqn, RAF
69 1.5.1942 19:30 Stab III./JG26 5km N Calais Spitfire of 457, 485 or 602Sqn, RAF
70 5.5.1942 15:40 Stab III./JG26 11km SW Ypres Spitfire Vb (BM261) of 313Sqn RAF flown by Sgt Karel Pavlik, killed
71 9.5.1942 13:40 Stab III./JG26 3km N Gravelines Spitfire of 118 of 501Sqn, RAF
72 17.5.1942 11:33 Stab III./JG26 S Guines-Audembert Spitfire of 313Sqn RAF flown by F/Lt Stanislav Fejfar (5.833/1/3 victories)
73 1.6.1942 13:45 Stab III./JG26 5km N Blankenberghe Spitfire of 350Sqn, RAF
74 22.6.1942 12:10 Stab III./JG26 30km N Gravelines Spitfire of 64Sqn, RAF
75 15.7.1942 15:38 Stab III./JG26 8km NE Dover Spitfire of 402Sqn, RAF
- 30.7.1942 19:00 Stab III./JG26 Gravelines Not confirmed
76 21.8.1942 11:10 Stab III./JG26 50km N Gravelines -
77 29.8.1942 11:46 Stab III./JG26 15km NW Cap Gris Nez -
78 9.10.1942 10:35 B-24 Stab III./JG26 SW Roubaix-Wevelgem B-17 'Snoozy II' of 367 BS, 306 BG, USAAF flown by Capt John Olsen
79 4.12.1942 14:40 Stab III./JG26 20km N Calais Spitfire of 401 or 402Sqn, RAF
80 6.12.1942 12:10 Stab III./JG26 5-6km S Lille -
81 20.12.1942 12:01 B-17 Stab III./JG26 Baie de la Seine B-17 of 91 BG, USAAF
82 20.1.1943 12:35 Stab/JG26 N Canterbury Spitfire of 332Sqn, RAF
83 8.3.1943 14:15 Stab/JG26 8km NW St Valery-en-Cause Spitfire of 340Sqn, RAF
84 5.4.1943 15:12 B-17 Stab/JG26 20km W Ostend B-17 of 306 BG, USAAF
85 4.5.1943 18:42 Stab/JG26 Westerschelde-NW Antwerp -
86 13.5.1943 16:24 B-17 Stab/JG26 Near Amplier-5km E Boulogne B-17 of 91 BG, USAAF
87 13.5.1943 16:46 Stab/JG26 5km NW Étaples Spitfire of 416Sqn, RAF
88 16.5.1943 13:12 P-47 Stab/JG26 Scheldt Estuary P-47 of 78FG USAAF
89 10.6.1943 18:55 Ventura Stab/JG26 W Coxyde -
90 22.6.1943 9:32 B-17 Stab/JG26 near Terneuzen B-17 of 381 BG, USAAF
91 26.6.1943 18:52 B-17 Stab/JG26 Dieppe-Le Tréport B-17 of 384 BG, USAAF
92 17.8.1943 17:40 B-17 Stab/JG26 N Liege -
93 19.8.1943 19:00 B-17 Stab/JG26 De Beer Is B-17 of 305 BG, USAAF
94 21.9.1943 10:45 Mitchell Stab/JG26 St Pol Mitchell of 98Sqn, RAF
95 20.10.1943 13:45 B-17 HSS Stab/JG26 SE Arras-Cambrai B-17 of 96 BG, USAAF
96 13.4.1944 17:10 B-17 Stab/JG26 Poperinghe-N St Omer -
97 7.6.1944 13:50 P-51 Stab/JG26 N Caen -
98 7.6.1944 19:00 P-47 Stab/JG26 Évreux -
99 11.6.1944 15:35 P-38 Stab/JG26 Compiegne P-38 of 55FG USAAF
100 15.6.1944 7:10 B-24 Stab/JG26 W Dreux-SW Chartres B-24 of 492 BG, USAAF
101 12.10.1944 11:25 P-51 Stab/JG26 S WunsdoRG P-51 of 357FG USAAF flown by Capt HT Pascoe, POW

Victories : 101
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (9 December 1941)
Ritterkreuz (19 October 1940)
Eichenlaub (20 July 1941)
Schwertern (20 December 1941)
Units : JG51, JG26

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Josef 'Pips' Priller

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.07 NW Dunkirk
28-May-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.10 NW Dunkirk
02-Jun-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51 Hawk-75A   21.15 SW Dunkirk
08-Jun-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   19.05 Abbeville
08-Jun-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   19.06 Abbeville
25-Jun-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   18.20 8km NW Desvres
14-Jul-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   16.25 SE Dover
20-Jul-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   19.20 5km E Folkestone
29-Jul-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   08.40 5km N Dover
14-Aug-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.45 NW Dover
15-Aug-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   16.15 1km E Clacton
16-Aug-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.35 10km E Canterbury
24-Aug-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.55 7km East of Margate
24-Aug-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   14.10 2km East of Margate
26-Aug-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   18.57 5km West of Boulogne
07-Oct-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   11.35 20km North of Canterbury
07-Oct-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   17.40 Thames Estuary
15-Oct-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.10 10km SW Dover
15-Oct-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   13.15 15km West of Dover
17-Oct-40 Josef Priller 6./JG51   16.35 Tunbridge Wells
17-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   19.42 West of Cap Gris Nez
21-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   12.40 SW Ramsgate
16-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   16.35 Boulogne
16-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   16.45 SW Boulogne
23-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.35 S Somme-Mundung
25-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.00 West of Gravelines
27-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   10.00 SW Gravelines
30-Jun-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   18.56 10km NW St Inglevert
02-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   12.45 10km W Lille
04-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.55 10km SW St Omer
05-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.40 NW Dunkirk
07-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   10.00 N Gravelines
07-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   10.47 West of Somme-Mundung
08-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   15.30 10km N St Omer
09-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.00 S Aire
09-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.10 2km S Calais
10-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   12.30 N St Omer
10-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   12.40 NW Boulogne
11-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   16.10 West of Calais
14-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   10.30 South of Dunkirk
19-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.35 5km vor Dover
22-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.40 10km W Gravelines
23-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.05 15km NW Gravelines-Calais
24-Jul-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.45 7km NW Dunkirk
07-Aug-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   11.30 5km NW Calais
07-Aug-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   18.20 8km West of Calais
04-Sep-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   17.30 NW Bethune
17-Sep-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   15.35 5km S Calais
18-Sep-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   16.25 5km W Dungness
01-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   14.57 Kanal Mitte
01-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   15.34 West of Boulogne
12-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.25 5km E Berck-sur-Mer
13-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   15.30 5km West of Berck-sur-Mer
21-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   12.55 4km W Etaples
21-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.05 15km NNW Le Touquet
27-Oct-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26   13.15 5km North of Watten
01-Jun-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   13.45 5km N Blankenberge
08-Nov-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26 4000m 12.50 N Bethune
08-Nov-41 Josef Priller 1./JG26 10m 13.10 3-5km off Gravelines-Calais
03-Jan-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 10m 15.38 5km NW Calais
27-Mar-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   16.40 10km W Ostend
28-Mar-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   18.50 Cap Gris Nez - Cap Blanc Nez
04-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   14.15 Kanal Calais-Dover
12-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   13.45-50 N Gravelines
12-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26     Boulogne
16-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   18.26 5km N Calais
25-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   16.54 10km West of St Etienne
27-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 2500m 12.30 15km NW Gravelines
27-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   12.25 South of Ardres
28-Apr-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   11.55 Dunkirk-Gravelines
01-May-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   19.30 5km N Calais
05-May-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   15.40-45 11km SW Ypres
09-May-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   13.40 3km N Gravelines
17-May-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   11.33-35 South of Guines-Audembert
22-Jun-42 Josef Priller Stab III../JG26 8500m 12.10-15 30km N Gravelines
15-Jul-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   15.38 8km NE Dover
30-Jul-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   19.00 Gravelines
21-Aug-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26   11.10 Sea 50km N Gravelines
29-Aug-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 4000m 11.46 15km NW Cap Gris Nez
20-Jan-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 3000-4000m 11.35 N Canterbury
09-Oct-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 B-24 Liberator   10.35-40 SW Roubaix-Wevelgem
04-Dec-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 4000m 14.40 20km S Dover
06-Dec-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 4000-2000m 12.10 5-6km S Lille
20-Dec-42 Josef Priller Stab III./JG26 B-24 Liberator 6000-7000m 12.02 Seine-Bogen
08-Mar-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 7-8000m 14.15 8km NW St Valery-en-Caux
05-Apr-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 7500m 15.12 Ostende
04-May-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 7000m 18.42 NW Antwerpen
13-May-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 7500m 16.24 Amplier (12km ssE Frevent)
13-May-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 6000m 16.46 8km NW Etaples
16-May-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000-2000m 13.12 Scheldemundung
22-Jun-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 8000-20m 09.32 Terneuzen
26-Jun-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 7000m 18.54 Le Treport-Dieppe
17-Aug-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 7000m 17.45 M- 7 (2km NE Diest)
19-Aug-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 7000m 19.00 Middelburg-Vlissinghen
21-Sep-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-25 Mitchell 4000m 10.45 N St Pol
20-Oct-43 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress Hss   13.45 SE Arras-Cambrai
13-Apr-44 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-17 Fortress 4-500m 14.15 NE-36 (Bourbourg-Watten) 1410-
07-Jun-44 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 P-51 Mustang 600m 13.50 TU-7-8 (Thaon NW Caen)
07-Jun-44 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 3500m 19.00 UC-3-6 Seinebogen
11-Jun-44 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 P-38 Lightning 3000m 15.35 SF-TF (Roye-Compiegne)
15-Jun-44 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 B-24 Liberator 6000-7000m 07.10 AB-BB (LAigle area)
12-Oct-44 Josef Priller Stab /JG26 P-51 Mustang 6-7000m 11.23 GT-6 (E Petershagen)

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans-Hugo Witt

Units: Stfkpt in Fl.Grp. Döbernitz ('34), Kdr I/JG-334 (11/38), Kdr JG-26 (12/39 to 6/40), Oper Offz Jafu 2

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Ar 65 in '34, Ar 68E & Bf 109 B & D in JG-334, Bf 109E-1 & E-3 in JG-26

Remarks: WWI pilot. Served on the dirigible 'Hindenburg' and suffered serious burns in it's crash. Personal emblem; Knight on horseback. After serving as Operations Officer of Jafu 2 at Le Touquet in July, 1940, he served in various staff positions in Africa, Norway, Silesia and Italy.

 Reference Citations:

  1. Spick 1996, pp. 3–4.
  2. a b c Berger 2000, p. 236.
  3. Williamson 2005, p. 59.
  4. a b Berger 2000, p. 237.
  5. Scutts 1994, p. 88.
  6. Molesworth 2011, p. 50.
  7. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 323.
  8. a b c Scherzer 2007, p. 559.
  9. Wübbe 2001, p. 66.
  10. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, p. 304.
  11. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, p. 516.
  12. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 1, p. 744.
  13. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, pp. 150, 151.
  14. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 2, p. 469.

 Bibliography:

  • Berger, Florian (2000). Mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern. Die höchstdekorierten Soldaten des Zweiten Weltkrieges. Wien, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 3-9501307-0-5.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
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  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.
  • Williamson, Gordon & Bujeiro, Ramiro (2005). Knight's Cross and Oak Leaves Recipients 1941-45. Osprey Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84176-642-9.
  • Wübbe, Walter (2001). Hauptmann Hans Joachim Marseille Ein Jagdfliegerschicksal in Daten, Bildern und Dokumenten. Schnellbach, Germany: Verlag Siegfried Bublies. ISBN 3-926584-78-5.
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 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/