4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - 4./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG27 (W1+-) Gustav Rödel WNr 4180 Greece Apr 1941 01

Photo 01: The same aircraft is in the centre of this line-up, probably again at Larissa. The machine in the foreground, WNr. 4180, is believed to be that flown by Oblt. Gustav Rodel, although why it is marked with only 15 victory bars when Rodel claimed his 15th 16th and 17th victories all on 15 April 1941, remains a mystery.

Pilots JG27.4 Gustav Rodel North Africa June 1942 01

Photo 01: Gustav Rodel first saw combat in Spain but achieved his first victory in Poland. He then flew in France and against Britain as Staffelkapitan of 4./JG27 before being posted to North Africa. He received the Ritterkreuz on 22 June 1941 after 20 victories and became Kommandeur of II./JG27 on 20 May 1942. He later took command of the Geschwader, becoming Kommodore on 22 April 1943, and was awarded the Oak Leaves on 20 June 1943.This photograph shows Rodel shortly after receiving the Ritterkreuz.

Pilots JG27.2 Gustav Rodel 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/Trop 4./JG27 White 9 abandoned North Africa 1942

Photo 01: White 9 of 4./JG27 on a captured airfield, probably at the end of 1941 or early 1942. Also seen is a Bf-110 from ZG26 (with the unit code 3D), with another belonging to 2.(H)/14 (unit code 5F), and a Bf 109F-4 Trop, Black 4, of 8./JG27 in the background. Aircraft graveyards were a common sight during the desert war as the attrition rate was extremely high due not only to combat damage but also severe maintenance problems.

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Gustav Rödel

Gustav Rödel was born on 24 October 1915 at Merseburg in Sachsen. He joined the Luftwaffe with the rank of Fahnenjunker in 1936 and underwent fighter pilot training. Rödel participated in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion serving with J 88. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Bronze with Schwertern for his achievements there. On 15 July 1939, Rödel joined JG21. Leutnant Rödel was assigned to 2./JG21. He participated in the invasion of Poland gaining his first victory, a Polish P.24 fighter shot down near Warschau, on 1 September. However, on 7 September, he was forced down during a ground-strafing mission. It is unclear whether this was as a result of ground fire or mechanical failure. Fortunately, he was able to bring his machine back almost to the border and managed to avoid detection and returned to his unit the next day. Rödel transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG27 on 24 November 1939.

He participated in the French campaign gaining a further three victories. In July 1940, Rödel was transferred to 4./JG27. On 7 September, Rödel was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG27. By the end of September, he had recorded 14 victories, the majority of these falling in the aerial battles over England. II./JG27 participated in the invasion of the Balkans. Rödel recorded six victories in the aerial battles over Greece, including three Greek fighters shot down on 15 April 1941 and three RAF Hurricane fighters shot down on 20 April. Oberleutnant Rödel was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 June for 20 victories. Following the successful conclusion of the Balkan campaign, Rödel and 4./JG27 participated in the invasion of Russia. Rödel claimed a Russian SB-3 twin-engine bomber shot down on 25 June 1941 for his 21st victory. Shortly afterwards 4./JG27 were transferred to North Africa. Here, Rödel claimed his 30th victory on 4 December 1941, when he shot down a South African P-40 fighter near Bir el Gobi. On 20 May 1942, Rödel was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG27. He recorded his 40th victory on 23 May, when he shot down another P-40 fighter near Ras el Tin. On 21 July, he claimed four Hurricanes shot down to record his48th through 51st victories. He claimed three P-39 fighters shot down in the El Alamein area on 9 October (58-60). However, he had mis-identified his victims which were, in all probability, RAF P-40 fighters. In October 1942, Rödel claimed 15 victories, including three RAF P-40 fighters shot down on 24 October (64-66) and three fighters shot down on 27 October (67-69). On 1 November he claimed his 73rd victory, his last in North Africa. Rödel was appointed Kommodore of JG27 on 22 April 1943. He saw combat over Sicily and Greece in May.

On 22 May, he shot down three enemy aircraft (76-78). Major Rödel was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 255) on 20 June 1943. He recorded his 80th victory on 4 October and his 83rd on 10 October. Relocated to Germany and Reichsverteidigung duties, Rödel raised his victory total to 93, including many USAAF four-engine bombers. In June 1944, he led JG27 over the Invasion front. On 29 June, he claimed three USAAF P-47 fighters shot down (95-97). On 5 July, he claimed his 98th and last, victory a USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighter shot down near Angleure. In December 1944, Rödel was involved in the planning of Operation Bodenplatte. From the beginning of January 1945, he was serving on the staff of 2. Jagddivision, becoming Kommandeur on 1 February, a position he held until the end of the war. Post-war, Rödel joined the Bundesluftwaffe, retiring with the rank of Generalmajor. He died on 6 February 1995, aged 80.

Gustav Rödel was credited with 98 victories in 980 missions. He recorded one victory over the Eastern front. Of his 97 victories recorded over the Western front, 12 were four-engine bombers.

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Gustav Rödel

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 1.9.1939 17:08 PZL P.24 2./JG21 Warschau area
2 12.5.1940 10:15 Stab/JG27 15km S Luttich
3 2.6.1940 9:14 Stab/JG27 W Dunkirk
4 7.6.1940 10:50 Potez 63 Stab/JG27 NW Dunkirk
5 11.8.1940 10:40 4./JG27 N Cap de la Hague
6 30.8.1940 12:28 4./JG27 N Redhill
7 1.9.1940 15:05 4./JG27 Ashford
8 1.9.1940 15:30 4./JG27 Folkestone
9 3.9.1940 11:20 4./JG27 Southend
10 3.9.1940 11:50 4./JG27 Southend
11 6.9.1940 10:05 4./JG27 Tunbridge Wells
- 6.9.1940 - 4./JG27 not confirmed
- 6.9.1940 - 4./JG27 not confirmed
12 11.9.1940 16:32 4./JG27 Elham
13 27.9.1940 13:05 4./JG27 Milton Regis
14 27.9.1940 16:18 4./JG27 E London
- 13.10.1940 - 4./JG27 not confirmed
15 15.4.1941 6:50 4./JG27 W Trikkala / Bloch 151 of 24 Mira, EVA flown by Cpl George Mokkas, killed
16 15.4.1941 6:55 PZL P-24 4./JG27 W Trikkala / Gladiator of 21 Mira, EVA
17 15.4.1941 7:05 PZL P-24 4./JG27 10km NE Trikkala / P.24G of 22 Mira, EVA
18 20.4.1941 16:57 4./JG27 Megara / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
19 20.4.1941 17:01 4./JG27 Migalo / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
20 20.4.1941 17:08 4./JG27 Migalo / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
21 25.6.1941 16:40 SB-3 4./JG27 Wilna
22 3.10.1941 15:55 4./JG27 SW Sidi Barrani / Tomahawk of 112Sqn, RAF
23 10.10.1941 9:10 P-40 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar / Tomahawk of 2Sqn, SAAF
24 10.10.1941 9:20 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar
25 22.11.1941 14:05 4./JG27 80km SE Gazala / Blenheim of 11Sqn, RAF
26 22.11.1941 16:40 P-40 4./JG27 SE Bir Hacheim
27 25.11.1941 15:55 4./JG27 N Tobruk
28 25.11.1941 15:57 P-40 4./JG27 N Tobruk
29 1.12.1941 12:40 4./JG27 SW El Adem / Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF or 274Sqn, RAF
30 4.12.1941 10:18 P-40 4./JG27 NE Bir el Gobi / Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF flown by 2/Lt Meek
31 5.12.1941 11:55 P-40 4./JG27 NW Bir el Gobi / Tomahawk of 250 or 112Sqn, RAF
32 6.12.1941 11:55 Beaufighter 4./JG27 Tobruk / Beaufighter of 272Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Snow
33 4.1.1942 8:40 4./JG27 20km SE Agedabia
34 27.3.1942 17:24 P-40 4./JG27 SW Ain el Gazala / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
35 27.3.1942 17:10 P-40 4./JG27 Tobruk / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF / not confirmed
36 6.4.1942 8:23 P-40 4./JG27 Tmimi-Martuba
37 7.4.1942 15:43 P-40 4./JG27 N Mtfeil Chebir / Kittyhawk of 450Sqn, RAF
38 9.4.1942 14:25 P-40 4./JG27 30km SW Mtfeil Chabir / Tomahawk of 40Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Gouws
39 25.4.1942 9:55 P-40 4./JG27 6km N Ain el Gazala
40 23.5.1942 9:40 P-40 II./JG27 10km N Ras el Tin / Hurricane of 33Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt Wade
41 23.5.1942 9:47 P-40 II./JG27 40km NE Ras el Tin
42 4.6.1942 8:15 P-40 II./JG27 3km SE Bir Hacheim / Tomahawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
43 10.7.1942 10:32 II./JG27 6km SW El Alamein
44 10.7.1942 10:37 P-40 II./JG27 NE Miteiriga
45 10.7.1942 10:40 P-40 II./JG27 1km S Murmin Busak
46 19.7.1942 9:13 II./JG27 Chebel el Gabir / Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
47 19.7.1942 9:17 II./JG27 Bir Gabatte / Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
48 21.7.1942 18:10 II./JG27 SSW Alamein
49 21.7.1942 18:12 II./JG27 SSW Alamein
50 21.7.1942 18:12 II./JG27 NE El Daba
51 21.7.1942 18:20 II./JG27 4km NE El Taqua
52 31.8.1942 18:29 II./JG27 15km SSE El Alamein
53 1.9.1942 7:01 P-40 II./JG27 Kittyhawk of 450Sqn, RAF
54 3.9.1942 10:20 P-40 II./JG27 Deir el Raghil
55 5.9.1942 10:53 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
56 5.9.1942 10:57 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
57 5.9.1942 11:00 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
58 9.10.1942 9:23 P-39 II./JG27 N Turbiya
59 9.10.1942 9:27 P-39 II./JG27 NNE El Daba
60 9.10.1942 9:35 P-39 II./JG27 25km NW Sanyet Quotaifiya
61 13.10.1942 9:39 P-39 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein / Kittyhawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
62 22.10.1942 10:45 B-25 II./JG27 SW El Alamein / B-25 of 12 BG, USAAF
63 24.10.1942 9:43 P-40 II./JG27 SW El Alamein
64 24.10.1942 9:45 P-40 II./JG27 WSW El Alamein
65 24.10.1942 9:50 P-40 II./JG27 W El Alamein
66 26.10.1942 16:08 P-40 II./JG27 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya / Kittyhawk of 260Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Rattle
67 27.10.1942 9:23 II./JG27 SSW El Hammam
68 27.10.1942 9:42 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
69 27.10.1942 15:05 P-39 II./JG27 N El Daba
70 29.10.1942 9:05 P-40 II./JG27 Deir el Bein
71 31.10.1942 9:52 P-40 II./JG27 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
72 31.10.1942 9:55 P-40 II./JG27 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
73 1.11.1942 7:05 II./JG27 S Sidi el Rahman
74 18.5.1943 13:44 B-17 Stab/JG27 NE Marettimo
75 18.5.1943 13:53 P-38 Stab/JG27 NE Trapani
76 22.5.1943 16:17 B-17 Stab/JG27 10km SE Marettimo
77 22.5.1943 16:22 P-38 Stab/JG27 10km SE Marettimo
78 22.5.1943 16:25 P-38 Stab/JG27 SW Marettimo
79 2.7.1943 - Beaufighter Stab/JG27 NW Melos
80 4.10.1943 12:20 B-24 Stab/JG27 SW Kos
81 8.10.1943 13:48 B-25 Stab/JG27 20km S Levahdia
82 8.10.1943 14:00 P-38 Stab/JG27 N Patras
83 10.10.1943 12:50 B-17 HSS Stab/JG27 Lamia
84 19.3.1944 13:44 B-24 Stab/JG27 SE Graz
85 19.3.1944 14:08 B-24 Stab/JG27 15km SSW Graz
86 2.4.1944 10:45 P-47 Stab/JG27 NW Graz
87 3.4.1944 10:42 B-17 Stab/JG27 15km SSW Budapest
88 12.4.1944 12:03 B-17 Stab/JG27 Wiener Neustadt
89 13.4.1944 11:48 B-17 Stab/JG27 3km S Raab
90 12.5.1944 12:37 B-17 Stab/JG27 E Aschaffenburg
91 12.5.1944 12:47 B-17 Stab/JG27 E Aschaffenburg
92 19.5.1944 13:20 P-51 Stab/JG27 NW Magdeburg
93 19.5.1944 13:20 P-51 Stab/JG27 W Haldensleben
94 29.5.1944 10:15 B-24 Stab/JG27 Sankt-Pölten
95 29.6.1944 11:50 P-47 Stab/JG27 Évreux-Gaillon
96 29.6.1944 11:55 P-47 Stab/JG27 Louviers-Évreux
97 29.6.1944 11:57 P-47 Stab/JG27 Louviers-Évreux
98 5.7.1944 21:05 P-38 Stab/JG27 Angleure

Victories: 98
Awards: Ehrenpokal (14 December 1940)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (22 June 1941)
Eichenlaub (20 June 1943)
Units: J/88, JG21, JG27
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Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz Database of aerial victories for Gustav Rodel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
01-Sep-39 Gustav Rodel 2./JG21 PZL P-24   17.08 Warschau area
12-May-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27   10.15 15km S Luttich/Huy
02-Jun-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27   09.14 West of Dunkirk
06-Jun-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 Potez 63   10.50 NW of Dunkirk
11-Aug-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   10.40 North of Cap de la Hague
30-Aug-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   12.28 North of Redhill
01-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   15.05 Ashford
01-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   15.30 Folkestone
03-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   11.20 Southend
03-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 3000-100m 11.50 Southend
06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27      
06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27      
06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   10.05 Tunbridge Wells
11-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   16.32 Elham
27-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   13.05 Milton Regis
27-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   16.18 East of London
13-Oct-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27      
15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 PZL P-24 100-50m 07.05 10km NE Trikkla
15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   06.50 West of Tríkala Greece
15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 PZL P-24   06.55 West of Tríkala Greece
20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   16.57 Megara
20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 2500m 17.01 Migalo
20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 2500m 17.08 Migalo
25-Jun-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 SB-3   16.40  
22-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 1500m 14.05 80km SE Gazala
22-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.40 SE Bir Hacheim
25-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   15.55 N Tobruk
25-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.57 N Tobruk
01-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane II   12.40 SW El Adem
04-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.18 NE Bir-el-Gobi
05-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.55 NW Bir-el-Gobi
06-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Beaufighter   11.55 Tobruk
04-Jan-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 1500m 08.40 20km SE Agedabia
27-Mar-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.10 West of Tobruk
27-Mar-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 200m 17.24 SW FlPl Ain-el-Gazala
06-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 800m 08.23 zw Tmimi-Martuba
07-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.43 North of Mteifel-Chebir
09-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.25 30km SW Mteifel-Chebir
25-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.55 6km N Ain-el-Gazala
23-May-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 200m 09.47 40km NE Ras-el-Tin
23-May-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.40 10km N Ras-el-Tin
04-Jun-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 08.15 3km SE Bir Hacheim
10-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 10.40 1km S Murmin Busak
10-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 500m 10.37 NE Miteiriga
10-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 3000m 10.32 6km SW El-Alamein
19-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 Hurricane II   09.17 Bir Gabatte
19-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 Hurricane II   09.13 Chebel-el-Gabir
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 Hurricane II   18.12½ NE El-Daba
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 2000m 18.20 4km NE El Taqua
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 Hurricane II   18.12 SSW El-Alamein
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 Hurricane II   18.10 SSW El-Alamein
31-Aug-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 3500m 18.29 15km ssE El-Alamein
01-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.01  
03-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.20 Deir-el-Raghil
05-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.53 SSW El-Alamein
05-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.57 SSW El-Alamein
05-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.00 SSW El-Alamein
09-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.23 North of Turbiya
09-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.27 NNE El-Daba
09-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 09.35 25km NW Sanyet Quotaifiya
13-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.39 SSW El-Alamein
22-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 B-25 Mitchell   10.45 SW El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.50 West of El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.45 WSW El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.43 SW El-Alamein
26-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.08 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
27-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   15.05 North of El-Daba
27-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.42 SSW El-Alamein
27-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   09.23 SSW El-Hammam
29-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.05 Deir-el-Bein
31-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.55 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
31-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.52 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
01-Nov-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   07.05 South of Sidi-el-Rahman
18-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning   13.53 NE Trapani
18-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress II 5500m 13.44 NE Insel Marettimo
22-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 7000m 16.22 10km SE Marettimo
22-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 4000m 16.25 SW Marettimo
22-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17F 6500m 16.17 10km SE Marettimo
02-Jul-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 Beaufighter     NW Insel Melos (Mílos) Aegean
04-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator   12.20 SW Insel Kos (Dodecanese)
08-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-25 Mitchell 3500m 13.48 20km S Levahdia
08-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 2000m 14.00 N Patras
10-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss 6000m 12.50 Lamia
19-Mar-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator 6000m 14.08 15km SSW Graz
19-Mar-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator 7000m 13.44 SE Graz
02-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 1000m 10.45 NW Graz
03-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress 7000m 10.42 15km SSW Budapest
12-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress   12.03 Wiener Neustadt
13-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11.48 3km S Raab
12-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress 7500m 12.37 05 Ost S/QU-5 (Hammelburg)
12-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress   12.47 East of Aschaffenburg
19-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-51 Mustang   13.20 NW Magdeburg
19-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator   13.20 GC-8 (W Haldensleben)
29-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator 7000m 10.15 Sankt-Polten
29-Jun-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 11.50 05 Ost S/UC (evreux-Gaillon)
29-Jun-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 11.55 05 Ost S/UC (Louviers-Evreux)
29-Jun-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 11.57 05 Ost S/UC (Louviers-Evreux)
05-Jul-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 3000m 21.05 BH-55 (Angleure S Sezanne)

 

 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)

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