1. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 1./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 1./JG27 White 1 Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W1+) Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop White 1 flown by Oblt. Wolfgang Redlich, Staffelkapitan of 1./JG27, mid. June 1941 This aircraft retained its European camouflage for some time after being flown to Africa and appears to have been finished in a particularly densely mottled uppersuface scheme of 02 and 71 with a splinter pattern in these colours over the wing and tail uppersurfaces. In addition, the aircraft has a yellow engine cowling and rudder and a white fuselage band, all of which must have rendered this machine particularly conspicuous in desert conditions. Twenty white Abschussbalken appear on the rudder.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W1+) Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941 01

Photo 01: An air-to-air view of  White 1, the Bf 109E-7Trop flown by Oblt. Wolfgang Redlich, who led 1./JG27 from 1 October 1939 until 5 December 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W1+) Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941 02-03

Photo's 02-03: When Oblt Redlich arrived in North Africa, he already had 10 victories and claimed his first two in the new theatre on 19 April when he shot down two Hurricanes near Tobruk. Redlich claimed a total of 26 victories in North Africa, bringing his total to 36, after which he was transferred to a staff position in Germany.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W1+) Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941 04

Photo 04: A further view of the same aircraft parked in the centre of this line-up.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W1+) Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941 05

Photo 05: In the foreground is the tail of Oblt. Redlichs aircraft shortly after 15 June 1941 when he accounted for his 20th victory, a Hurricane destroyed over Sollum.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W1+) Wolfgang Redlich Libya 1941 06

Photo 06: Nose details of White 1, shown in the foreground

Pilots JG27 Wolfgang Redlich 01

Photo 01: Pilots of I./JG27 before their flight to North Africa. On the extreme left is Fw. Werner Schroer and, next to him holding papers, Oblt. Wolfgang Redlich, the Staffelkapitan. Second from the right is Ofw. Albert Espenlaub, wearing a life jacket.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7/Trop 1./JG27 (W3+) Libya 1941

Profile 00: Bf.109E-4/N/Trop of 1./JG27 No 3. Libya, Northern Africa, Summer 1941.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W3+) North Africa Feb 1942 01

Photo 01: The early desert camouflage carried by the machines of I./JG27, shown in this photograph of 'White 3' flying over a flat, sandy area dotted with camel-thorn bushes, was very effective. Aircraft arriving later in North Africa were camouflaged on their uppersurfaces only in an overall sand color and lacked the green mottles. This applied to some Bf 109Es and certainly all Bf 109Fs operating in North Africa.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 1./JG27 (W5+) Werner Schroer Libya 1941 01

Photo 01: Ground personnel fastening the engine cowling on Messerschmitt White 5, the Bf 109E-7Trop flown by Lt. Werner Schroer of I./JG27. The camouflage on the fuselage of this aircraft was in the form of a continuous wavy line, which later became known as the Wellen muster, or wave-type, camouflage.

Pilots JG27 Werner Schroer 01

Photo 01: Pilots of I./JG27 before their flight to North Africa. On the extreme left is Fw. Werner Schroer and, next to him holding papers, Oblt. Wolfgang Redlich, the Staffelkapitan. Second from the right is Ofw. Albert Espenlaub, wearing a life jacket.

Pilots JG27 Werner Schroer 02

Pilots JG27 Werner Schroer 03-04

Photo's 03-04: Shown left in the photograph above and seated left on the wing of a Bf 109E is Lt. Werner Schroer of I./JG27 who transferred to 8./JG27 as Staffelkapitan in July 1942 and became a successful German pilot in North Africa, second only to the remarkable Hans-Joachim Marseille, with 61 victories claimed before the end of the African campaign.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 1./JG27 (W6+) El Gazala Libya 1941 0A-0C

Profile Image 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trop White 6 of 1./JG27, Gazala, 1941 Finished in Sand Yellow 79 and Blue 78 colours, this aircraft is typical of the low-demarcation scheme applied after the earlier mottled scheme was discontinued. The engine cowling is yellow and the spinner is red with a white segment.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W6+) El Gazala Libya 1941 01-02

Photo 01-02: A Bf 109E-7 Trop of I./JG27,White 6 at Gazala. Pilots who returned to Germany to collect new aircraft have remarked that the only external difference between their standard Bf 109s and those intended for North Africa was that the latter were fitted with a dust filter and it is assumed from this that such aircraft still retained their European schemes. Presumably, therefore, the new Sand 79 paint scheme was applied in transit, probably in Sicily.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W6+) El Gazala Libya 1941 03

Photo 03: Another, almost identical White 6 to that shown above.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W6+) El Gazala Libya 1941 04

Photo 04: An air-to-air view of White 6, a Bf 109E-7Trop of I./JG27.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W7+) North Africa 1941 01

Photo 01: A pair of Bf 109E-7Trops of l./JG27 in North Africa.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7Trop 3./JG27 (W8+) abandoned North Africa 1941

Photo 01: airfield scenes as I./JG27 prepares for the transfer flight from Sicily to North Africa. Note that all aircraft have already been fitted with sand filters.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 1./JG27 (W10+) Gunther Steinhausen Libya Aug 1941 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop White 10 flown by Fw. Gunther Steinhausen of 1./JG27, early August 1941 It is believed that this aircraft was finished in the new RLM colours specially developed for the North African campaign. The original Green 71 canopy was masked off when the machine was repainted, probably at a base facility in Italy or Sicily, with 78 undersurfaces and low-demarcation 79 uppersurfaces, over which Olive Green 80 mottles have been applied. Note that on this aircraft the unit badge is positioned further forward than usual and that the fuselage Balkenkreuz resembles the style normally reserved for the wing uppersurfaces.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W10+) Gunther Steinhausen Libya Aug 1941 01

Photo 01: The Bf 109E-7Trop White 10, flown by Fw. Gunther Steinhausen of I./JG27, seen here in flight in early August 1941. Fw. Steinhausen was one of the more successful pilots flying with 1. Staffe1 and claimed his first victory, a Hurricane north ofTobruk, on 9 June 1941. He claimed his second, a Buffalo, near Buq Buq on 18 June. Curiously, although Steinhausen was then credited with two Hurricanes north-west of Mersa Matruh on 2 August, bringing his tally to four, the yellow rudder of his machine is marked only with three white victory bars. Steinhausen later increased his tally to 40 but was posted missing on 6 September 1942. By that time he had received the German Cross in Gold and the Knights Cross. He was promoted to Leutnant posthumously.

Pilots 1./JG27 Günther Steinhausen 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7Trop 1./JG27 (W11+) Sicily to North Africa 1941 01

Photo 01: ground personnel make final preparations for the transfer flight over the Mediterranean to Tripoli.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 1./JG27 (W12+) Sicily May 1941 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop White 12 of 1./JG27, Sicily, May 1941 It is believed that this aircraft was re-camouflaged in Sicily and that for early desert schemes such as this, which first appeared as early as May 1941, stocks of Italian paints were used. Note the weathered, dirty white outline to the fuselage cross compared to the new white of the fuselage band and code number, indicating that the aircraft had seen some service before the desert camouflage and band were applied.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W12+) Sicily May 1941 01

Photo 01: Shown on Sicily in May 1941, this Bf 109E-7Trop, White 12 of I./JG27, was photographed before transferring to North Africa and shows the desert paint scheme which is believed to have been applied using Italian colours. This aircraft has been fitted with a Lw-Zielfluganiage Peil G IV direction-finder, as is evident from the fairing below the fuselage. Full details concerning the significance of the white walls to the tyres are still lacking but are believed to show that the tailwheel had special properties to aid the discharge of static electricity, while the white-walled main-wheel tyres were specially strengthened for use where airfields consisted of hard, rough ground.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 1./JG27 (W12+) abandoned North Africa 1941 01

Photo 01: When British troops first found this Bf 109E-7, White 12 of I./JG27, in late 1941, its engine had already been removed but the rest of the airframe was relatively intact and was still standing on its wheels. The remains were then set alight and photographed for propaganda purposes. Eventually, the undercarriage collapsed and the wreck burned out.

2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 2./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 Trop 2./JG 27 (Red 1+) Libya 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7/Trop 2./JG27 (Black 1+) Staffelkapitän Fritz Keller North Africa 1941 0A-0B

Image 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trop flown by the Staffelkapitän of 2./JG27 This aircraft is believed to have been finished in the Italian colours used by Luftwaffe aircraft operating in North Africa before the RLM had developed its own range of paints for this theatre. Not visible in this view is the white segment which is believed to have been painted on the spinner.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 27 (B1+) Fritz Keller North Africa 1941 01

Photo 01: This Bf 109E-7Trop coded Black 1 would normally have been allocated to the Staffelkapitan of 2./JG27. When this Staffel arrived in North Africa in December 1941, it was under the command of Hptm. Erich Gerlitz who retained command only until 25 December when he left to take over II. Gruppe. He was replaced by Oblt. Fritz Keller who then led the Staffel from 24 January to 18 March 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 27 (B1+) Fritz Keller North Africa 1941 02-04

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 2./JG27 (B4+) being painted by a Luftwaffe artist North Africa 1941 01

Profile 00: Nice color photo showing Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 2./JG27 (B4+) being painted by a Luftwaffe artist North Africa 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 2./JG 27 Black 2 Libya 1941 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop of 2./JG27, Libya, 1941 In addition to its unusual mottled scheme of 79 and 80 over Blue 80 undersurfaces, Black 2 also has a non-standard variation of the fuselage Balkenkreuz which, with its wider than standard white segments, more closely resembles the style normally reserved for wing undersurfaces. Note that the auxiliary fuel tanks carried by Luftwaffe single-seat and heavy fighters at this time had no stencilling, the later, familiar warning Keine Bombe! only appearing to reassure the public that the object was Not a Bomb when, as a result of fighter operations over the Reich, jettisoned auxiliary tanks were often found by civilians.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 27 (B2+) Libya 1941 01

Photo 01: The mottled desert camouflage showed considerable variations, perhaps indicating the work of different hands, but while most examples had rather large, regular mottles, those on this Black 2 of 2./JG27 are smaller and more irregular.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7 Trop 2./JG 27 (B3+) Eduard Neumann Libya 1941

Photo 01-02: Color Photograph of Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop Black 3 of 2./JG27, Gazala, 1941 The camouflage colours and the pattern on this aircraft are unusual. Apart from the fading on the wing uppersurfaces as remarked in the caption to the photographs, the 02/71 has been greatly modified. Areas of 02 around the fuselage number show where a previous identity has been overpainted and a large area under the cockpit has also been repainted in a colour resembling Blue 76, over which have been sprayed Green 70 stripes. The spinner was Green 70 with a white segment.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 27 (B3+) El Gazala North Africa June 1941 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop Black 3 of 2./JG27, Gazala, 1941 The camouflage colours and the pattern on this aircraft are unusual. Apart from the fading on the wing uppersurfaces as remarked in the caption to the photographs, the 02/71 has been greatly modified. Areas of 02 around the fuselage number show where a previous identity has been overpainted and a large area under the cockpit has also been repainted in a colour resembling Blue 76, over which have been sprayed Green 70 stripes. The spinner was Green 70 with a white segment.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 27 (B3+) El Gazala North Africa June 1941 01-03

Photo's 01-03: Two views of the same Bf 109E-7Trop, Black 3 of 2./JG27, believed to have been taken at Gazala. The aircraft has retained its European colour scheme of 02 and 71 on the uppersurfaces and Blue 65 undersurfaces, but, as the marked contrast between the tone of the black Balkenkreuz and the Green 71 on the wing shows, the 71, normally a very dark colour, has bleached to a medium green.

Pilots JG27 Eduard Neumann 01

Pilots JG27 Eduard Neumann with Adolf Galland in North Africa Sep 22 1942 01

Eduard Neumann, photo taken during World War 2.Photograph published in:German Fighter Ace- Hans-Joachim Marseille, Franz Kurowski, Schiffer Military History, 1994, ISBN 0-88740-517-7.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 2./JG 27 Black 10 Libya 1941

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trop of 2./JG27, Libya, mid 1941. Relatively few Bf 109Es operating in North Africa were repainted in a full desert scheme and it is believed that on most that were, Italian camouflage colours were used, as on this machine. Note that the canopy was removed from the airframe during repainting, meticulously masked off, sprayed sand colour, and replaced after the main painting of the fuselage had been completed. Although a number of aircraft from this Staffel had their black numbers outlined in red, it was omitted from this particular example.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7Trop 2./JG 27 (B10+) Libya 1941 01

Photo 01: Members of the Stabskompanie (ground personnel) refuelling a desert camouflaged Messerschmitt Bf 109E7Trop, Black 10, of 2./JG27. Obtaining sufficient quantities of fuel was a constant problem for the German forces in North Africa as many ships transporting fuel and other supplies were sunk by submarines and aircraft operating from Malta. Although obsolete, Royal Navy Albacore and Swordfish torpedo-carrying aircraft operating at night from land bases on the island were remarkably effective. The British obtained details of sailing dates, etc, from ULTRA.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7Trop 2./JG 27 (B10+) Libya 1941 02

Photo 02: Seldom remarked upon is the fact that the right-hinged canopy of the ,Messerschmitt Bf 109 was almost unique and is found elsewhere only on a few later Italian fighters. Quite possibly this Black 10 is the same aircraft as shown above. The items of equipment, including signal cartridges, life jacket and sun helmet, stored behind the pilots head and back armour, suggest a transfer flight.

2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 2./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7/Trop 3./JG27 (Y1+) Gerhard Homuth El Gazala North Africa 1941

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop Yellow l of 3./JG27, 1941 The Yellow l was another aircraft which flew in North Africa still camouflaged in European colours, in this instance, probably in an 02/71 splinter scheme on the fuselage top decking and wing uppersurfaces. The fuselage sides were heavily mottled in these same two colours and all undersurfaces were Blue 65.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7/Trop 3./JG27 (Y1+) Gerhard Homuth El Gazala North Africa 1941 01

Photo 01: The most popular kind of mission among the German fighter pilots in North Africa was the freie Jagd where the more aggressive or more skilled pilots would soon be noticed and perhaps be appointed Rotten or Schwarm leader. Once in that position and with a wingman to watch their backs, such pilots had the opportunity to build up their personal scores. This photograph shows Bf 109Es on a freie Jagd mission with Yellow 1 of 3./JG27 closest to the camera. From 1 February until 1 June 1941, and then again from August 1941 to 10 June 1942, this Staffel was led by Oblt. Gerhard Homuth and it is possible that this may have been his aircraft. After 10 June 1942, Homuth became Kommandeur of 1. Gruppe, which he then led until November 1942.

Pilots 3./JG27 Gerhard Homuth 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/Trop 3./JG27 Yellow 4 Libya 1941 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.7 Trop of 3./JG27, late Summer of 1941 Although this machine had seen service in North Africa for some months, the heavy exhaust deposit on the fuselage side indicates it had accumulated a considerable number of flying hours. Nevertheless, its paint finish is still in remarkably good condition and indicates that the repainting of aircraft in Luftwaffe tropical colours was carried out to a high standard. Apart from the fuselage number and the segment on the spinner, this machine lacked any of the usual yellow recognition markings. It is believed that the main camouflage colours were Italian with the green mottles being in a particularly dark tone similar to the later RLM 80.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG27.3 (Y4+) Libya 1941 01-03

Photo's 01-03: Bf 109E-7 Trop, Yellow 4 of 3,/JG27 in the late Summer of 1941. Later, following the Allied advance into Cyrenaica which began on 9 December 1941, the remains of this aircraft, without wings or engine, were discovered on an abandoned airfield by British troops.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 3./JG 27 (Yellow 6+) on its back Damenlandung early 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109ETrop 3.JG27 Yellow 6 North Africa 1941

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7/B Trop 3./JG27 Yellow 9 Libya 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109E7 Trop 3./JG27 (Y7+) El Gazala, North Africa 1941 01-03

Photo's 01-03: A series of photographs showing Yellow 7 of 3./JG27 during undercarriage retraction tests in North Africa.

 
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Knights Cross

Wolfgang Redlich

Units: J88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1./JG-27 (5/40), Luft. General Staff, Kdr I./JG-27 (5/44)

Awards: RK(7/9/41), Spanish Cross, DK-G(6/29/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 'Black 6x121 in J/88, Bf 109E-7/Trop 'White (7/41 in 1/JG-27), Bf 109G-6/U4 WNr 441468 (lost 5/29/44)

Remarks: KIA on in aerial combat with B-24 bombers, crashing 3 km west of Melk (K. Rieder), near St. Pölten. 1 bomber. His first victory, a Battle over Tongeren, 11 May, 1940 while in 1/JG-27. His 2nd, a Hurricane over Charleroi, 16 May, 1940, also in 1/JG-27. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 29 May, 1940. His 4th a Spitfire W of Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 5th victory, a Morane 406 at Foret de Compiegne, 5 June, 1940, while in 1/JG-27. Nos.6 & 7, both Fairey battles, one at Provins, the other at Montmirail on 13 June, 1940. His 8th a Spitfire SE of London on 7 September, 1940. His 9th a Hurricane at London on 9 September, 1940. His 10th a Hurricane at Sevenoaks on 27 September, 1940. A Hurricane southeast of El Adem on 23 November, 1941. His 37th victory, a B-24 N of Sankt Pölten on 29 May, 1944. All victories in the West, including 26 in the Desert; two (or 4) victories in Spain. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories including 2 in Spain. Photo

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Wolfgang Redlich

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Fairey Battle   07.40 Tongeren
16-May-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27     Charleroi
29-May-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27     Dunkirk
02-Jun-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27     West of Dunkirk
05-Jun-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Morane 406   18.20 Foret de Compiegne
13-Jun-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Fairey Battle   16.30 Provins
13-Jun-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Fairey Battle   20.05 Montmirail
07-Sep-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   18.55 SE London
09-Sep-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   18.35 South of London
27-Sep-40 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   10.15 Sevenoaks
19-Apr-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   13.50 SE Tobruk
19-Apr-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   14.00 West of Tobruk
23-Apr-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   12.55 N Tobruk
23-Apr-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   12.50 NE Tobruk
30-Apr-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   06.15 Tobruk
16-May-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   16.55 Tobruk
09-Jun-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   05.00 N Tobruk
14-Jun-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   18.45 SE Halfaya-Pass
15-Jun-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   11.40 Sollum
15-Jun-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27   17.35 S Fort Capuzzo
18-Jun-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Buffalo   06.00 E Sollum
21-Aug-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Martin 167   17.55 West of Sidi Barrani
14-Sep-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.15 SSE Sidi Azeiz
27-Sep-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.50 SW Sidi Barrani
18-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Martin 167   09.30  
20-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.15 Bir-el-Gobi
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.40 East of Bir-el-Gobi
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Blenheim IV   14.00 SE Ain-el-Gazala
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Blenheim IV   14.15 NE Bir Hacheim
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.45 SE Bir Hacheim 50 Staffelabschuss
23-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Hurricane II   08.35 SE El Adem
23-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Hurricane II   16.35 S Bir-el-Gobi
23-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Hurricane II     SE El Adem
26-Nov-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.15 West of Bu Amud
01-Dec-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 Hurricane II   12.55 Bir-el-Gobi
05-Dec-41 Wolfgang Redlich 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.05 S Bir-el-Gobi
29-May-44 Wolfgang Redlich Stab I./JG27 B-24 Liberator 7000m 10.30 N Sankt-Polten

Knights Cross

Werner Schroer

Werner Schroer was born on 12 December 1918 at Mülheim in Ruhr. His Luftwaffe career began in 1937 as a member of the ground staff. In May 1940 he completed his flying training. On 27 August 1940 he joined 2./JG27 based on the Channel front. He flew his first combat missions during the Battle of Britain but did not claim any confirmed victories. In March 1941, I./JG27 was deployed to North Africa in order to support the Afrika Korps under the command of Erwin Rommel. Schroer claimed his first victory, a RAF Hurricane, on 19 April 1941, however, his Bf 109E (WNr 3790) was hit and he had to make a forced-landing near his airfield with 48 bullet holes in his aircraft.

On 21 April, in an engagement with RAF Hurricanes, an aircraft collided with his Bf 109E (WNr 4170) slightly injuring him and requiring him to make another forced-landing. By the end of 1941 his score stood at seven. In March 1942, he was appointed Adjutant of I./JG27. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG27 on 22 June. In July he recorded 16 victories.

While flying to his base alone, over north west Egypt on 29 August 1941, Caldwell was attacked by two Bf 109s, in a deadly simultaneous approach at right angles. His attackers included one of Germany's most famous Experte (aces), Leutnant Werner Schröer of Jagdgeschwader 27 (JG 27), in a Bf 109E-7. Caldwell sustained three separate wounds from ammunition fragments and/or shrapnel; his Tomahawk was hit by more than 100 7.9 mm bullets and five 20 mm cannon shells, but he shot down Schröer's wingman, and heavily damaged Schröer's 'Black 8', causing Schröer to disengage.

On 9 September, he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. He shot down 13 enemy aircraft in September, including six on 15 September to record his 35th through 40th victories. In October, Schroer claimed 15 victories. Leutnant Schroer was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 21 October for 49 victories. On 4 November, Schroer, with Alfred Stückler (10 victories), shot down two four-engined B-24s. On 11 February 1943, Schroer reportedly shot down two RAF Beauforts, although he claimed them as B-26s.

When Major Gustav Rödel (98 victories, including 13 four-engined bombers, RK-EL) was appointed Kommodore of JG27, Hauptmann Schroer took his place as Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG27 on 22 April 1943. Operating over Sicily and southern Italy, between 29 April and 23 July, Schroer was to claim 22 Allied aircraft shot down, including 12 four-engined bombers. On 2 August, he became the 268th recipient of the Eichenlaub, awarded for his 84 victories. In August 1943, II./JG27 was redeployed to Wiesbaden-Erbenheim in Germany for Reichsverteidigung duties. On 6 September, Schroer led the Gruppe on an interception of a formation of 262 B-17s. In all 45 American bombers were lost including four shot down by II./JG27, three of which were claimed by Schroer as his victories 86 through 88.

On 3 March 1944, Major Schroer scored his 99th victory and was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54, relieving Major Rudolf Sinner (39 victories, DK) who had been badly wounded on 6 March attacking a formation of four-engined bombers III./JG54 was based at Lüneberg and flew the Bf 109G-6.

On 24 May, Schroer shot down a P-51 and two P-47s for his 100th to 102nd victories. On 21 July 1944, Schroer relinquished command of III./JG54 to Hauptmann Robert 'Bazi' Weiss (121 victories, RK-EL, killed in action 29 December 1944). Schroer was transferred to a fighter pilot school as an instructor. On 4 August, he had to make a forced-landing when his engine malfunctioned. From November 1944 to February 1945 Schroer was retained in a training role.

On 14 February 1945, Schroer was appointed Kommodore of JG3. With this unit he quickly claimed 12 Russian aircraft destroyed. On 19 April 1945 he became the 144th recipient of the Schwertern. Werner Schroer survived the war. He died on 10 February 1985 in Munich, aged 67.

Werner Schroer was credited with 114 victories flying 197 missions. 102 of his victories were scored on the Western front, including 61 claimed over North Africa, and 26 four-engined bombers.

Luftwaffe pilot List of 114 aerial victories for Werner Schroer

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 19.4.1941 - 1./JG27 W Tobruk
2. 25.6.1941 - 1./JG27 S Sidi Barrani
3. 8.7.1941 - 1./JG27 W Bardia
4. 19.7.1941 18:17 P-40 1./JG27 NE Ras Asaz
5. 21.8.1941 18.20 1./JG27 NE Bardia
6. 29.8.1941 18:10 P-40 1./JG27 NW Sidi Barrani
7. 14.9.1941 15:55 1./JG27 S El Hambra
8. 30.5.1942 14:05 P-40 Stab I./JG27 NE Bir Hacheim
9. 10.6.1942 7:49 P-40 Stab I./JG27 5km W Bir Hacheim
10. 15.6.1942 18:06 P-40 Stab I./JG27 NW El Adem
11. 15.6.1942 18:11 P-40 Stab I./JG27 NW El Adem
12. 23.6.1942 14:40 P-40 8./JG27 10km S Sidi Omar
13. 26.6.1942 11:40 P-40 8./JG27 SW Mersa Matruch
14. 26.6.1942 11:44 8./JG27 SW Mersa Matruch
15. 26.6.1942 16:10 P-40 8./JG27 SW Mersa Matruch
16. 2.7.1942 7:00 P-40 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
17. 2.7.1942 7:05 P-40 8./JG27 E El-Alamein
18. 3.7.1942 14:40 8./JG27 S Imayid
19. 3.7.1942 14:47 8./JG27 SE El-Hammam
20. 3.7.1942 14:50 P-40 8./JG27 SE El-Hammam
21. 4.7.1942 18:40 P-40 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
22. 6.7.1942 11:45 P-40 8./JG27 20km SW El-Alamein
23. 6.7.1942 11:48 P-40 8./JG27 21km SW El-Alamein
24. 11.7.1942 16:05 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
25. 11.7.1942 16:10 P-40 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
26. 13.7.1942 9:57 8./JG27 S El Hammam
27. 13.7.1942 10:02 8./JG27 S El Hammam
28. 13.7.1942 10:05 8./JG27 S El Hammam
29. 14.7.1942 10:15 P-40 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
30. 16.7.1942 18:30 P-40 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
31. 17.7.1942 18:25 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
32. 8.9.1942 12:45 8./JG27 Deir-El-TaRGa area
33. 8.9.1942 12:50 8./JG27 Deir-El-TaRGa area
34. 13.9.1942 17:25 P-40 8./JG27 7km SW El-Alamein
35. 15.9.1942 11:40 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
36. 15.9.1942 11:43 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
37. 15.9.1942 11:55 P-40 8./JG27 S El-Alamein
38. 15.9.1942 16:45 P-40 8./JG27 NE Deir-El-TaRGa
39. 15.9.1942 16:55 P-40 8./JG27 NE Deir-El-TaRGa
40. 15.9.1942 17:03 8./JG27 El-Alamein area
41. 16.9.1942 9:25 P-40 8./JG27 S El-Alamein
42. 20.9.1942 16:33 P-40 8./JG27 8km SW El-Alamein
43. 21.9.1942 16:30 8./JG27 N El-Hammam
44. 30.9.1942 10:30 8./JG27 Abu-Dweis
45. 2.10.1942 15:40 P-40 8./JG27 NNE Deir-El-TaRGa
46. 9.10.1942 9:25 Boston 8./JG27 NE El-Daba
47. 9.10.1942 16:15 8./JG27 NW El-Daba
48. 9.10.1942 16:20 8./JG27 SE Bir-el-Abd
49. 20.10.1942 14:12 P-40 8./JG27 SW Deir-El-TaRGa
50. 23.10.1942 8:00 P-46 8./JG27 NE El-Alamein
51. 23.10.1942 8:30 P-46 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
52. 24.10.1942 8:25 P-40 8./JG27 NE El-Alamein
53. 24.10.1942 16:45 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
54. 26.10.1942 13:10 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
55. 27.10.1942 - P-40 8./JG27 NW Quotaifiya
56. 27.10.1942 - P-40 8./JG27 N Quotaifiya
57. 27.10.1942 - P-40 8./JG27 NE El-Daba
58. 29.10.1942 12:25 8./JG27 S El-Alamein
59. 30.10.1942 9:20 P-39 8./JG27 SSE El-Daba
60. 4.11.1942 12:15 B-24 8./JG27 between Sollum and Benghasi
61. 16.11.1942 15:20 P-40 8./JG27 S Tecis
62. 11.2.1943 13:30 B-26 8./JG27 NNE Karpathos / in fact Beaufort
63. 11.2.1943 13:34 B-26 8./JG27 NNE Karpathos / in fact Beaufort
64. 29.4.1943 18:08 P-38 Stab II./JG27 60km SE Maréttimo
65. 29.4.1943 18:10 P-38 Stab II./JG27 60km SE Maréttimo
66. 5.5.1943 15:00 B-24 Stab II./JG27 NW Maréttimo
67. 9.5.1943 13:10 B-24 Stab II./JG27 E Capo Gallo
68. 9.5.1943 13:40 P-38 Stab II./JG27 70km NW Capo San Vito
69. 11.5.1943 11:46 P-38 Stab II./JG27 60km NE Cap Bon
70. 11.5.1943 12:14 B-17 Stab II./JG27 S Marsala
71. 18.5.1943 13:45 B-17 Stab II./JG27 NW Trapani
72. 19.5.1943 13:42 P-38 Stab II./JG27 W Maréttimo
73. 21.5.1943 11:21 B-17 Stab II./JG27 S Marsala
74. 21.5.1943 11:28 Stab II./JG27 NW Pantelleria
75. 25.5.1943 11:17 B-17 Stab II./JG27 NW Maréttimo
76. 31.5.1943 14:40 B-17 Stab II./JG27 WNW Trapani
77. 7.6.1943 6:44 P-40 Stab II./JG27 5km N Pantelleria
78. 10.6.1943 9:26 P-46 Stab II./JG27 3km SSW Granitola Torreta
79. 10.6.1943 9:27 P-46 Stab II./JG27 4km SSW Granitola Torreta
80. 10.6.1943 - Boston Stab II./JG27  
81. 15.6.1943 8:23 B-17 Stab II./JG27 2km W Favignana
82. 11.7.1943 13:20 B-24 Stab II./JG27 25km S Crotone
83. 16.7.1943 13:00 B-24 Stab II./JG27 5km SW Santeramo in Colle
84. 16.7.1943 13:15 B-24 Stab II./JG27 10km WSW Bari
85. 23.7.1943 14:10 B-17 Stab II./JG27 20km N Stromboli
86. 6.9.1943 11:08 B-17 Stab II./JG27 E Geislingen
87. 6.9.1943 - B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 S Echterdingen
88. 6.9.1943 - B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 SE Stuttgart
89. 14.10.1943 - B-17 Stab II./JG27 Alzey
90. 29.11.1943 14:48 B-17 Stab II./JG27 SSW Bremen
91. 19.12.1943 12:38 B-17 Stab II./JG27 Krimml
92. 7.1.1944 12:07 P-38 Stab II./JG27 N Saarbrücken
93. 7.1.1944 12:20 P-38 Stab II./JG27 N Saarbrücken
94. 11.1.1944 12:25 B-24 Stab II./JG27 SE Assen
95. 11.1.1944 13:30 B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27  W Almelo
96. 29.1.1944 11:02 B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 St. Wendel
97. 25.2.1944 12:28 B-17 Stab II./JG27 20km NE Chiemsee
98. 25.2.1944 12:31 B-17 Stab II./JG27 Altötting
99. 3.3.1944 12:23 P-38 Stab II./JG27  Magdeburg
100. 24.5.1944 - B-17 Stab III./JG54  
101. 24.5.1944 - B-17 Stab III./JG54  
102. 24.5.1944 - P-51 Stab III./JG54  
103. 11.3.1945 - P-39 Stab JG3  
104. 11.3.1945 - Pe-2 Stab JG3  
105. 11.3.1945 - Pe-2 Stab JG3  
106. 15.3.1945 - P-39 Stab JG3  
107. 15.3.1945 - La-5 Stab JG3  
108. 15.3.1945 - Yak-3 Stab JG3  
109. 19.4.1945 - Il-2 Stab JG3  
110. 19.4.1945 - Yak-3 Stab JG3  
111. 24.4.1945 - Yak-3 Stab JG3  
112. 24.4.1945 - Yak-9 Stab JG3  
113. 26.4.1945 - La-5 Stab JG3  
114. 26.4.1945 - La-5 Stab JG3  

Victories : 114
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Units : JG27, JG54, JG3
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/schroer.html

Asisbiz.com database:

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz List of 114 aerial victories for Werner Schroer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Apr-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27     West of Tobruk
25-Jun-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27     S Sidi Barrani
08-Jul-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27     West of Bardia
19-Jul-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.17 NE Ras Asaz
21-Aug-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27   18.20 NE Bardia
29-Aug-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.10 NW Sidi Barrani
14-Sep-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27   15.55 South of El Hambra
30-May-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.05 NE Bir Hacheim
10-Jun-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.49 5km W Bir Hacheim
15-Jun-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.11 NW El Adem
15-Jun-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.06 NW El Adem
23-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.40 10km S Sidi Omar
26-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.40 SW Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   11.44 SW Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.10 SW Marsa Matruh
02-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.00 SE El-Alamein
02-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.05 E El-Alamein
03-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   14.47 SE El-Hammam
03-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.50 SE El-Hammam
03-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   14.40 South of El-Imayid
04-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     SE El-Alamein
06-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.45 20km SW El-Alamein
06-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.48 21km SW El-Alamein
11-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 300m 16.05 10km SE El-Alamein
11-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 150m 16.10 10km SE El-Alamein
13-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   10.05 S El-Hammam
13-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   09.57 S El-Hammam
13-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   10.02 S El-Hammam
14-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.15 SW El-Alamein
16-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.30 SW El-Alamein
17-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.25 West of El-Alamein
08-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   12.45 Raum Dir-el-TaRGa
08-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   12.50 Raum Dir-el-TaRGa
13-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.25 7km SW El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   17.03 Raum El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.55 NE Deir-el-TaRGa
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.40 West of El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.43 West of El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.55 South of El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.45 NW Deir-el-TaRGa
16-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.25 South of El-Alamein
20-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.33 8km SW El-Alamein
21-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   16.30 North of EL-Hammam
30-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   10.30 bei Abu Dweis
02-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.40 NNE Deir-el-TaRGa
09-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   16.20 SE Bir-el-Abd
09-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 A-20 Boston   09.25 NE El-Daba
09-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   16.15 NW El-Daba
20-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.12 SW Deir-el-TaRGa
23-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.30 NE El-Alamein
23-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.00 NE El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.25 NE El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Hurricane II   16.45 SW El-Alamein
26-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.10 West of El-Alamein
27-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     NW Quotaifiya
27-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     NW Quotaifiya
27-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     NE El-Daba
29-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   12.25 South of El-Alamein
30-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.20 SSE El-Daba
04-Nov-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 B-24 Liberator   12.15 zw Sollum u Benghazi
16-Nov-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.20 South of Tecis
11-Feb-43 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Beaufort   13.30 NNE Insel Karpathos (Aegean)
11-Feb-43 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Beaufort   13.34 NNE Insel Karpathos (Aegean)
29-Apr-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38F Lightning 50m 18.08 61km SE Marettimo
29-Apr-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38F Lightning 50m 18.10 60km SW Marettimo
05-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator   15.00 NW Marettimo
09-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator   13.10 1km E Cap Gallo
09-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 8500m 13.40 70km NW Cap San Vito
11-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 3000m 12.14 25km S Marsala
11-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 6500m 11.46 60km NE Cape Bon
18-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress II 4500m 13.45 50km NW Trapani
19-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 1000m 13.42 10km W Marettimo
21-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 800m 11.28 20km NW Pantellaria
21-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 7000m 11.21 35km S. Marsala
25-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 2200m 11.17 40km NW Marettimo
31-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 100m 14.40 300° Trapani
07-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 Curtiss P-46   06.44 5km N Pantellaria
10-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-40E Warhawk 100m 09.26 3km SSW Granitola Toretta
10-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 A-20 Boston      
10-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-40E Warhawk 150m 09.27 3-4km SSW Granitola Toretta
15-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 3600m 08.23 2km W Favignana
11-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator 5500m 13.20 25km S Crotone in See
16-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator 6500m 13.00 5km SW Santeramo in Colle
16-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator 6300m 13.15 10km SW Bari
23-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress   14.10 20km North of Stromboli
06-Sep-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.08 E Geislingen (N Neu Ulm)
06-Sep-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss     SEStuttgart
06-Sep-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.00 10km W Echterdingen
14-Oct-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress     Alzey 15km SE Bad Kreuznach
14-Oct-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14.20 Alzey (NW Worms)
29-Nov-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 8500m 14.48 SW Bremen
19-Dec-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.28 Krimmel (Memmingen)
19-Dec-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.28 Krimmel (Memmingen)
07-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning   12.07 NSaarbrucken
07-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning   12.20 N Saarbrucken
11-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator   12.25 SE Assen
11-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator Hss   13.30 West of Almelo
29-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss   11.02 Sankt Wendel 25km NE Saarbrucken
25-Feb-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.28 20km NE Chiemsee
25-Feb-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.31 vermbAltotting
03-Mar-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning   12.23 Magdeburg
24-May-44 Werner Schroer Stab III./JG54 P-51 Mustang 7000m 11.15 Berlin-Stadt
24-May-44 Werner Schroer Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.40 bei Wittstock
24-May-44 Werner Schroer Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.45 bei Wittstock
11-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Pe-2   - -
11-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Pe-2   - -
11-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 P-39 Aircobra   - -
15-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 P-39 Aircobra   - -
15-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 La-5   - -
15-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-3   - -
19-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Il-2   - -
19-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-3   - -
24-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-9   - -
24-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-3   - -
26-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 La-5   - -
26-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 La-5   - -

Knights Cross

Günther Steinhausen

Units: 1./JG-27

Awards: RK(11/3/42 Post.), DK-G(8/21/42), EP(8/5/42), EK 1 & 2, Ital. Pilot wings, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-7 'White 10' (Trop) (8/41), Bf 109F-4 (Trop.) WNr 13272 'White 5' (lost 9/6/42)

Remarks: KIA after crashing his 'White 5' S of El Alamein following aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF No. 127 Sq.. Promoted to Lt. posthumously after his death. All victories in North Africa, including one bomber. His first victory was a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq. north of Tobruk on 9 June, 1941. One of the great aces in N. Africa with Marseille. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Bowers/Lednicer, 40 victories

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Gunther Steinhausen

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 9.6.1941 5:05 1./JG27 N Tobruk Hurricane of 73Sqn, RAF
2 18.6.1941 6:05 Buffalo 1./JG27 Buq Buq P-40 of 250 Sqn, RAF
3 2.8.1941 18:50 1./JG27 40km NW Marsa Matruh Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF
4 2.8.1941 18:50 1./JG27 40km NW Marsa Matruh Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF
5 26.8.1941 - P-40 1./JG27 N Sidi Barrani Tomahawk IIb (AK374) of 250Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt MS Hards (7/2/4 victories), force-landed, wounded
6 14.9.1941 18:15 P-40 1./JG27 SE Gasr el Ahrid Tomahawk of 3Sqn, RAAF
7 7.1.1942 13:02 P-40 1./JG27 NE Agedabia Tomahawk of 2 or 4Sqn, SAAF
8 9.1.1942 15:05 P-40 1./JG27 E Agedabia Hurricane of 229Sqn, RAF
9 9.1.1942 15:30 P-40 1./JG27 E Agedabia Hurricane of 229Sqn, RAF
10 28.3.1942 13:40 P-40 1./JG27 S Tmimi Kittyhawk of 94Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Crosbie
11 11.4.1942 10:50 P-40 1./JG27 N Bir Habex Tomahawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
12 25.4.1942 10:10 P-40 1./JG27 ESE Ain el Gazala -
13 22.5.1942 7:50 P-40 1./JG27 20km S Martuba Kittyhawk of 112 or 250Sqn, RAF
14 28.5.1942 10:00 1./JG27 5km N Gasr el Ahrid Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt WintersdoRG
15 31.5.1942 7:25 P-40 1./JG27 N Bir Hacheim Tomahawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
16 31.5.1942 7:35 P-40 1./JG27 N Bir Hacheim Tomahawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
17 9.6.1942 7:53 P-40 1./JG27 S Mteifel Chebir Tomahawk of 4 or 5Sqn, SAAF
18 12.6.1942 19:03 1./JG27 W El Adem Hurricane of 73 or 208Sqn, RAF
19 12.6.1942 19:14 P-40 1./JG27 SSW El Adem Kittyhawk of 260Sqn, RAF
20 16.6.1942 18:00 1./JG27 E El Adem Hurricane of 73 or 208Sqn, RAF
21 16.6.1942 18:10 P-40 1./JG27 E El Adem Tomahawk of 2, 4 or 5Sqn, SAAF
22 16.6.1942 18:14 P-40 1./JG27 SW El Adem -
23 16.6.1942 18:20 P-40 1./JG27 E Gambut Kittyhawk of 250Sqn, RAF
24 27.6.1942 8:58 Martin 167 1./JG27 WSW El Daba Baltimore of 223Sqn, RAF
25 27.6.1942 18:27 1./JG27 SW Fuka -
26 27.6.1942 18:30 1./JG27 SW Fuka -
27 28.6.1942 11:25 1./JG27 SW Fuka Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
28 28.6.1942 11:30 1./JG27 S Fuka Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
29 28.6.1942 11:31 1./JG27 SW Fuka Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
30 28.6.1942 11:33 1./JG27 SW Fuka Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
31 3.7.1942 9:15 P-40 1./JG27 ESE El Alamein -
32 4.7.1942 17:05 1./JG27 20km SSE El Alamein Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF
33 5.7.1942 18:00 P-46 1./JG27 Burg el Arab -
34 9.7.1942 18:00 B-24 1./JG27 100km NW Bir el Astas B-24 of Halverston Detachment, USAAF
35 22.8.1942 14:07 1./JG27 7km S El Hammam Spitfire V of 601Sqn, RAF flown by F/S Schofield
36 25.8.1942 12:14 1./JG27 S El Alamein Hurricane of 213 or 274Sqn, RAF
37 1.9.1942 17:46 1./JG27 Alam el Halfa -
38 3.9.1942 15:43 1./JG27 N Manga el Rahla -
39 3.9.1942 15:46 1./JG27 N Manga el Rahla -
40 6.9.1942 7:57 P-40 1./JG27 SE El Alamein Hurricane of 7Sqn, SAAF or 274Sqn, RAF

Victories : 40
Awards : Ehrenpokal (5 August 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 August 1942)
Ritterkreuz (3 November 1942)
Units : JG27
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/steinhausen.html

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Gunther Steinhausen

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
26-Aug-41 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     North of Sidi Barrani
14-Sep-41 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.15 SE Gasr-el-Ahrid
09-Jun-41 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27   05.05 N Tobruk
18-Jun-41 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Buffalo   06.05 Buq Buq
02-Aug-41 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27   18.50 40km NW Marsa Matruh
02-Aug-41 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27   18.50 40km NW Marsa Matruh
07-Jan-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.02 NE Agedabia
09-Jan-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.05 E Agedabia
09-Jan-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.30 E Agedabia
28-Mar-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.40 South of Tmimi
11-Apr-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.50 North of Bir Habex
25-Apr-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.10 ESE Ain-el-Gazala
22-May-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.50 20km S Martuba
28-May-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27   10.00 5km North of Gasr-el-Ahrid
31-May-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.25 N Bir Hacheim
31-May-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.35 N Bir Hacheim
09-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.53 South of Mteifel Chebir
12-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   19.03 West of El Adem
12-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   19.14 SSW El Adem
16-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   18.00 E El Adem
16-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.10 E El Adem
16-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.14 SW El Adem
16-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.20 East of Gambut
27-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   18.27 SW Fuka
27-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   18.30 SW Fuka
27-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Martin 167   08.58 WSW El Daba
28-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   11.25 SW Fuka
28-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   11.30 S Fuka
28-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   11.31 SW Fuka
28-Jun-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   11.33 SW Fuka
03-Jul-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.15 ESE El-Alamein
04-Jul-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   17.05 20km SSE El-Alamein
05-Jul-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Curtiss P-46   18.00 Burg-el-Arab
09-Jul-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 B-24 Liberator   18.00 100km NW Bir-el-Astas
22-Aug-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27   14.07 7km S El-Hammam
25-Aug-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   12.14 South of El-Alamein
01-Sep-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   17.46 Alam-el-Halfa
03-Sep-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   15.46 N Manga-el-Rahla
03-Sep-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 Hurricane II   15.43 N Manga-el-Rahla
06-Sep-42 Gunther Steinhausen 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.57 SW El-Alamein

Luftwaffe Badge

Luftwaffe pilot Friedrich 'Fritz' Keller

Units: 2./JG-27 (5/40), I./JG-27 (2/42), Kdr II./JG-27 (3/44 to end)

Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 (lost 5/12/40) & F in Staffel, Bf 109G in II Gruppe

Remarks: WIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat with '4 mots' near Lingen. WIA 17 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 near Esens. Injured in a crash on 21 June, 1943 when his A-5 accidentally touched the ground and crashed at the Aalborg West airfield (Source: Air War over Denmark). Magnus Report. A veteran pilot, his life was spared by Anton Hackl, when Keller and Lt Hermann Gern were found guilty of planning to flee the enemy near wars end. Gern was executed by firing squad on 7 May, 1945.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 10 aerial victories for Fritz Keller

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, February 08, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:35 30km WNW El Adem
Sunday, February 08, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:30 N El Adem
Monday, February 16, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16:35 30km SE El Adem
Tuesday, March 10, 1942 Fritz Keller 2./JG27 A-20 Boston III   09:35 E Sidi Barrani
Saturday, April 08, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator   13:50 Wissingen E Osnabruck
Saturday, April 29, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11:05 NE Helmstedt
Friday, July 14, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 6300m 09:55 14 Ost N/FS od GS (Budapest)
Thursday, July 20, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 7000m 11:15 SW Ammersee
Saturday, July 29, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress e.V. 1200m 10:53 15 Ost S/LA-6 (E Leinefelde)
Monday, August 07, 1944 Fritz Keller Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 45-5000m 12:37 Raum S Pressburg

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Eduard Neumann

'Every- Gescl1wader has its own personality'

EDUARD NEUMANN, JG27

During the campaign in the West, I was Gescbwaderadjutant to Oberst Max Ibel. He had already fought as a pioneer during the First World War, but at that time our Stab was distinguished by Hptm. Adolf Galland who showed great abilities as a promising fighter pilot. In July 1940, I became Kommandeur of I./JG27 and claimed my first victory, a Spitfire, on 8 August. At the end of the Battle of Britain, I had six Abscbusse and one of my best pilots was Obit. Gerhard Homuth Kapitan of 3. Staffel.

We were assigned to North Africa even before the end of the Balkan campaign. We flew to Sicily and then on to. Africa where we landed at Gazala, between Derna and Tobruk. Part of the first Staffel was already there. When we arrived, our opponents were Hurricanes which had had it easy with the unescorted Stukas. We had significant advantages over the Hurricanes. Homuth Marseille, Schroer, and Stahlschmidt were very good pilots. Marseille in particular was magnificent, looked after by the gods, though he was a little rascal and an impertinent lad. Consequently, when other Gescbwader had to release some pilots to our unit, he was assigned to our unit at Doberitz even though he was a very good pilot and already had several Abscbusse. When he arrived, his hair was too long, and his jacket was shabby. His father was a general in the Army, but at that time Marseille was not yet a Leutnant. It was said that he kept the company of film actresses and he was not considered suitable to be an officer. His Staffelkapitan was Homuth who was serious and intellectual, the opposite of Marseille, and Homuth did not like him. I kept a tight rein on Marseille and he trusted me. Every Gescbwader has its own personality. We had our own intentions and we protected our own. In Africa, Kesselring wanted us to attack the airfields at Alamein with the Stukas, but I told him that this would result only in our annihilation. One had to protest vehemently to achieve the objective and in JG27 there was a dedicated loyalty which is the reason members of the Gescbwader continue to this day to come to the reunions. I became Kommodore of JG27 on 10 June 1942. Homuth took my place as Kommandeur of 1. Gruppe and Marseille took over Homuth's Staffel. From Africa I went to Athens in Greece for the air defence of the Aegean. One Gruppe was at Athens, one on Crete, and another in France. In March 1943 I returned to Berlin and Radel took command of the Gescbwader. When I left, my tally was relatively poor compared to those of the aces which our unit had generated, but I considered that I had carried out my duties the best way I could.

In 1928 Eduard went to Berlin to study mechanical and aviation engineering. It was here that he discovered his enthusiasm for flight and quickly became a member of the 'Akakflieg' Glider club in 1929. In 1932 he passed his flying examinations in powered flight in Cottbus. In 1934 he began training on the Fieseler Fi-5 aircraft, then later the same year he joined the fledgling Luftwaffe, which was still under secret construction. In Schleissheim he received final combat training, Neumann was then deployed to II./JG132 'Richthofen' in July 1935.

After the re-training on the Bf 109D at Barth in August 1937 he was transferred to the Luftwaffe's 'Condor Legion' which was to be sent to aid General Franco's Fascists in the Spanish Civil War along with other notable personalities like Adolf Galland and Werner Mölders. After a year's service Neumann returned to Germany at the rank of Oberleutnant with two victories and the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords, and was then appointed Gruppenkommandeur with 4/JG26 in Düsseldorf, remaining with the unit until departing for Jagdgeschwader 27 in early 1940, becoming the unit's Adjutant.

The day after scoring his first (World War Two) victory during the opening phase of the Battle of Britain, a RAF 236 Squadron Blenheim off the coast of Cherbourg on the 20th July 1940, he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I/JG27 to replace Major Helmut Riegel, shot down and killed by 501 Squadron Hurricanes off the Island of Alderney. After a brief participation In the Invasion of Yugoslavia, in April 1941 the unit moved to Ain-el Gazala, Libya, North Africa on 18 April 1941. He received the German Cross in Gold on 11 May 1942 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur I./JG27.

On 8th June 1942 he was promoted to Major and Geschwaderkommodore of JG27, which he successfully led until 22 April 1943 when he joined the Staff of General der Jagdflieger. In March 1943 Neumann was promoted to Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel), and later in 1944 to Oberst (Colonel). Eduard Neumann finished the war as the Commander of Fighter Forces in Northern Italy. Neumann was a believer in leading his squadron from the ground, and given these long periods of administrative command, Neumann's active combat career was somewhat limited, although he became one of the most respected and influential field commanders in the Luftwaffe. As a consequence he only achieved 13 victories during his Luftwaffe career (2 in Spain). In early 1945 Neumann was among those courageous men to protest against Hermann Göring in what came to be known as the 'Fighter Pilots Revolt' or 'Fighter Pilots Mutiny'.

One of Neumann's most successful achievements was the molding of the career of Hans-Joachim Marseille, giving the unorthodox fighter pilot a free reign to practice his tactics. Marseille went on to score 158 victories against the Western Allied Air Forces, a number no other pilot would match. [6] In 1989 Neumann and other members of JG27 erected a Pyramid with the co-operation of the Egyptian Government on the place that Marseille fell to his death.

After the War
After the war Eduard 'Edu' Neumann developed an engineering company. He continued to fly as hobby, after the banning of civilian flight clubs had been lifted. Neumann remained a member of the German Fighter Pilot's Association, until his death from a long illness aged 93.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard Neumann

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Eduard Neumann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
20-Jun-40 Eduard Neumann Stab /JG27   19.15  
20-Jul-40 Eduard Neumann Stab /JG27   19.15 30km South of Portland
08-Aug-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   13.55 40km South The Needles
27-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   10.15 Orpington
11-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   17.05 Dungeness
17-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   16.30 Gatwick
17-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   16.30 Gatwick
27-Sep-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   10.00 West of Bardia
15-Jun-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   17.30 10km W Capuzzo
08-Jul-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   07.55 5km E Halfaya-Pass
23-Nov-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   12.44 Sidi Rezegh
30-Nov-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 3000m 16.00 Bir el Gobi

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Gerhard Homuth

Gerhard Homuth was born on 20 September 1914 at Kiel. He joined the navy but transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935. In 1937 and 1938, he was a member of the Luftwaffe aerobatic team, at that time part of 2.(J)/LG 2. On 6 October 1939, Homuth was appointed Adjutant of I./JG27. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./JG27 on 1 February 1940.

He gained his first victory on 11 May, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber over Diest-Schaffen. By the end of the French campaign, Homuth had nine victories to his credit. He was add a further six victories during the Battle of Britain. In spring 1941, I./JG27 was relocated to North Africa. Homuth was to be particularly successful in this theatre. Oberleutnant Homuth was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 14 June for 22 victories.

On 9 January 1942, Homuth shot down two RAF P-40 fighters, one near Marsa el Brega and another near Gadd el Ahmar for his 38th and 39th victories. It would appear the first of his two victories this day was the Australian ace, Sgt Ron Simes (5 destroyed, 1 probable and 1 damaged victories) of 3Sqn, RAAF, who was killed in the engagement. He recorded his 40th victory on 9 February, when he shot down a RAF Hurricane near El Adem.

Homuth was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG27 on 8 June 1942. He recorded three victories on 27 July (50-52), all RAF Hurricane fighters near El Hammam, and his 60th on 27 October, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Bir Mumim Busak. With the withdrawal of I./JG27 from North Africa, Homuth fell ill. In February 1943, he was assigned to the Luftwaffe delegation based at Sofia in Bulgaria as an instructor training Bulgarian fighter pilots. Homuth returned to front line duty on 29 July 1943 as Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG54 based on the Eastern front.

On 2 August 1943, on one of his first combat missions, Homuth was engaged in a 20 minute dogfight with Russian fighters. He finally managed to shoot down an Airacobra fighter but failed to return from the mission in Fw190A-6 (W.Nr. 550 436) '<< +'. He has remained missing ever since.

Gerhard Homuth was credited with 63 victories in approximately 450 missions. He recorded two victories over the Eastern front.

Luftwaffe pilot List of 63 aerial victories for Gerhard Homuth

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 11.5.1940 17:30 3./JG27 Diest-Schaffen -
2 12.5.1940 6:20 3./JG27 Lüttich -
3 19.5.1940 16:30 3./JG27 N Albert Hurricane (N2598) of 145Sqn, RAF flown by P/O KR Lucas, killed
4 25.5.1940 12:30 3./JG27 W Calais -
5 2.6.1940 9:20 3./JG27 5km SW Dunkirk -
6 2.6.1940 9:25 3./JG27 SW Dunkirk -
7 5.6.1940 18:15 Morane 3./JG27 Beauvais -
8 5.6.1940 18:20 Morane 3./JG27 3km SE Froissy -
9 13.6.1940 20:15 Bloch 131 3./JG27 Lechelle -
10 20.7.1940 14:25 3./JG27 W Swanage -
11 20.7.1940 14:28 3./JG27 W Swanage -
12 12.8.1940 12:50 3./JG27 Bembridge -
13 3.9.1940 11:35 3./JG27 Burnham -
14 11.9.1940 18:10 3./JG27 5km SW Selsey Bill -
15 30.9.1940 18:10 3./JG27 S Eastbourne -
16 1.5.1941 9:15 3./JG27 20km S Tobruk Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
17 1.5.1941 9:20 3./JG27 Tobruk Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
18 5.5.1941 8:32 Martin 167 3./JG27 10km ESE Acroma Maryland of 39Sqn, RAF
19 8.5.1941 10:10 3./JG27 100km ENE Tobruk Maryland of 39Sqn, RAF
20 15.5.1941 12:15 3./JG27 Sollum Hurricane (V7829) of 274Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt FH Dean
21 21.5.1941 7:57 3./JG27 SE Capuzzo Blenheim IV of 14Sqn, RAF
22 21.5.1941 7:58 3./JG27 SE Capuzzo Blenheim IV of 14Sqn, RAF
23 30.8.1941 17:30 3./JG27 Sollum -
24 14.9.1941 17:45 Martin 167 3./JG27 S El Sofafi Maryland of 24Sqn, SAAF
25 14.9.1941 17:48 3./JG27 S El Sofafi Hurricane of 33Sqn, RAF
26 24.9.1941 14:40 P-40 3./JG27 Sidi Omar Tomahawk of 112Sqn, RAF
27 24.9.1941 16:47 3./JG27 Buq Buq Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF or RNFU
28 27.9.1941 10:10 3./JG27 5km SE Ras Azaz Tomahawk of 112Sqn, RAF
29 5.12.1941 15:35 3./JG27 - Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
30 9.12.1941 14:15 P-40 3./JG27 S Gambut Tomahawk IIb of 3Sqn, RAAF
31 13.12.1941 16:15 P-40 3./JG27 SW Tmimi Tomahawk of 1Sqn, SAAF
32 23.12.1941 14:00 Beaufighter 3./JG27 SE Arco Philaenorum Beaufighter of 272Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Baker
33 23.12.1941 14:00 Beaufighter 3./JG27 SE Arco Philaenorum Beaufighter of 272Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Lee
34 3.1.1942 8:20 P-40 3./JG27 NE Agedabia Hurricane of 208Sqn, RAF flown by 2/Lt JS Iddeson
35 7.1.1942 12:15 P-40 3./JG27 NE Agedabia Tomahawk of 2 or 4Sqn, SAAF
36 7.1.1942 12:20 P-40 3./JG27 30km NE Agedabia Tomahawk of 2 or 4Sqn, SAAF
37 9.1.1942 14:15 P-40 3./JG27 Marsa el Brega Kittyhawk I (AK610) of 3Sqn, RAAF flown by Sgt RH Simes (5/1/1 victories), killed
38 9.1.1942 14:20 P-40 3./JG27 10km N Gadd el Ahmar Kittyhawk I (AK581) of 3Sqn, RAAF flown by G Chinchen
39 8.2.1942 14:32 P-40 3./JG27 E Bomba Bucht Kittyhawk of 112Sqn, RAF
40 9.2.1942 10:51 3./JG27 S El Adem Hurricane of 73Sqn, RAF
41 21.2.1942 12:11 P-40 3./JG27 20km SE Ain el Gazala Kittyhawk of 112Sqn, RAF
42 27.2.1942 12:10 P-40 3./JG27 NE Fort Acroma Kittyhawk of 450Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt EJ Gray, killed
43 2.3.1942 10:51 P-40 3./JG27 W Tobruk Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
44 2.3.1942 10:52 P-40 3./JG27 SE Fort Acroma Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
45 2.4.1942 18:07 P-40 3./JG27 30km N Fort Acroma Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
46 6.4.1942 9:10 3./JG27 NW Tmimi Hurricane of 40Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Egner, baled out
47 7.4.1942 8:37 P-46 3./JG27 SW Ain el Gazala Tomahawk of 260Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Alexander, killed
48 23.5.1942 11:18 Boston 3./JG27 N Acroma Baltimore of 223Sqn, RAF
49 25.7.1942 17:45 Hurricane  Stab I./JG27 W El Daba -
50 27.7.1942 12:25 Stab I./JG27 SE El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213Sqn, RAF
51 27.7.1942 12:27 Stab I./JG27 SE El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213Sqn, RAF
52 27.7.1942 12:28 Stab I./JG27 5km S El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213Sqn, RAF
53 7.8.1942 9:35 Stab I./JG27 NNW El Alamein Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
54 7.8.1942 9:37 P-40 Stab I./JG27 Near Ras Gibeira Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
55 18.8.1942 9:38 P-40 Stab I./JG27 W El Alamein Kittyhawk of 260Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Maclean
56 29.8.1942 8:45 P-40 Stab I./JG27 15km SE Abu Dweis Kittyhawk of 450Sqn, RAF
57 2.9.1942 16:10 P-46 Stab I./JG27 SW El Hammam Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF
58 7.9.1942 17:42 P-40 Stab I./JG27 SE El Alamein -
59 15.9.1942 16:54 P-40 Stab I./JG27 SW El Alamein -
60 27.10.1942 15:15 Stab I./JG27 Bir Mumim Busak -
61 2.11.1942 12:06 P-46 Stab I./JG27 SE Mumin Busak Hurricane of 33 or 238Sqn, RAF
62 VIII.43 - E/a Stab I./JG54 - -
63 2.8.1943 - Airacobra Stab I./JG54 S Kromy -

Victories : 63
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (9 April 1942)
Ritterkreuz (14 June 1941)
Units : LG 2, JG27, JG54
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/homuth.html

Luftwaffe pilot List of 63 aerial victories for Gerhard Homuth

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   17.30 Diest-Schaffen
12-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   06.20 Luttich
19-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   16.30 North of Albert
25-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   12.30 West of Calais
02-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 4500m 09.20 SW Dunkirk
02-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   09.25  
02-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   09.20 5km SW Dunkirk
05-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Morane 406 500m 18.20 3km SE Froissy
05-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27 Morane 406   18.15 Beauvais
05-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27 Morane   18.20 5km SE Froissy
13-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Bloch 131   20.15 Lechelle
20-Jul-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   14.28 West of Swanage
20-Jul-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   14.25 West of Swanage
12-Aug-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   12.50 Bembridge
03-Sep-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   11.35 Burnham-on-Sea
11-Sep-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 6000m 18.10 5km sudw Selsey Bill
30-Sep-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   18.10 South of Eastbourne
01-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   09.15 20km S Tobruk
01-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   09.20 Flugplatz Tobruk
05-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Martin 167 3000m 08.32 10km ESE Acroma
08-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim IV 2000m 10.10 100km ENE Tobruk
15-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   12.15 Sollum
21-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim IV   07.58 SE Fort Capuzzo
21-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim IV   07.57 SE Fort Capuzzo
30-Aug-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim I   17.30 Sollum
14-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   17.48 South of El Sofafi
14-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Martin 167   17.45 South of El Sofafi
24-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   16.47 Buq Buq
24-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.40 Sidi Omar
27-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   10.10 5km SE Ras Azaz
05-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   15.35  
09-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.15 S Gambut
13-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.15 SW Tmimi
23-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Beaufighter   14.00 SE Arco Philaenorum
03-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.20 NE Agedabia
07-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.15 NE Agedabia
07-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.20 30km NE Agedabia
09-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 14.15 Marsa-el-Brega
09-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 14.20 10km N Gadd-el- Ahmar
08-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.32 E Bomba-Bucht
09-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   10.51 S El Adem
21-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.11 20km SE Ain-el-Gazala
27-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.10 NE Fort Acroma
02-Mar-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.52 SE Fort Acroma
02-Mar-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.51 West of Tobruk
02-Apr-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.07 30km N Fort Acroma
06-Apr-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   09.10 NW Tmimi
07-Apr-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.37 SW Ain-el-Gazala
23-May-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 A-20 Boston III   11.18 North of Fort Acroma
25-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   17.45 West of El Daba
27-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Hurricane II 500m 12.28 5km S El-Hammam
27-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Hurricane II   12.27 SE El-Hammam
27-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Hurricane II   12.25 SE El-Hammam
07-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.37 North of El-Hammam
07-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   09.35 NNW El-Alamein
18-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.38 West of El-Alamein
29-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Kittyhawk 2000m 08.45 15km SE Abu Dweis
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Curtiss P-46   16.10 SW El-Hammam
07-Sep-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.42 SE El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Kittyhawk   16.54 SW El-Alamein
27-Oct-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   15.15 Bir Mumin Busak
02-Nov-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Curtiss P-46   12.06 SE Mumin Busak

 

 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/