Jagdgeschwader 27 - JG27
- Aircraft emblem of I./JG27 0A
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 3./JG27 Gerhard Homuth 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 4./JG27 Gustav Rodel North Africa June 1942 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 4./JG51 Georg Seelmann 1942 04
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 7./JG27 Wilhelm Balthasar Sep 1940 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 7./JG27 Wilhelm Balthasar Sep 1940 02
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck 02
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck 03
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck 04
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck funeral 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck funeral 02
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace 9./JG27 Erbo Graf von Kageneck headstone 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace I./JG27 before their flight to North Africa 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace I./JG27 Gunther Steinhausen 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace II./JG27 Gustav Rodel 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace II./JG27 Wolfgang Lippert 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace II./JG27 Wolfgang Lippert 02
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace II./JG27 Wolfgang Lippert Prussia Nov 1940 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace III./JG27 study their map for a flight to Tripoli 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Ludwig Zirkus Franzisket
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 pilot Max Dobislav 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Werner Schroer 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Werner Schroer 02
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Werner Schroer 03
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Wolfgang Redlich 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Wolfgang Schellmann 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Wolfgang Schellmann 02
- Aircrew Luftwaffe ace JG27 Wolfgang Schellmann 03
- Aircrew Luftwaffe aces Eduard Neumann with Adolf Galland Africa Sep 22 1942 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe JG26 aces Ludewig Ebeling Schopel Haibock Nauman 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe JG27 Honest, Hugo Schneider, Hans Sippel, Eugen von Moller and Albert Espen ebay 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot I./JG2 Gunther Bode 1940 01
- Aircrew Luftwaffe Stab III./JG27 Max Dobislav 01
- Jagdgeschwader 27 Bf 109Es during the Polish campaign Sep 1939 ebay 01
- Jagdgeschwader 27 Bf 109Es during the Polish campaign Sep 1939 ebay 02
- Jagdgeschwader 27 JG27 mixed photos from Jet and Prop 2013 01
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 I./JG27 in France 1940 ebay 01
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 III./JG27 in France 1940 ebay 02
- Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-7 I./JG27 escorting a Heinkel He 111 over Russia early Barbarossa Avions 190 P24
- Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG27 Balkans 1941 01
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4.JG27 white 6 smashed up
Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4.JG27 white 6 smashed up and does appear that the pilot is still in the wreckage.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG27 (W7+) Gazala, North Africa 1941 01
Photo's 01-02: A Rotte of Messerschmitt
Messerschmitt Bf 109Es from an unidentified unit in North Africa, still retaining their European paint schemes. Both have the white Mediterranean theatre band around their rear fuselages.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG27 Amourers reloading Gazala North Africa 1941 01
Photo 01: Armourers re-loading the fuselage-mounted MG 17 machine-guns on a Messerschmitt Bf 109E of JG27. Although unquestionably taken in the Western Desert, this photograph clearly shows the grey and green camouflage and conspicuous yellow tactical nose markings previously employed in Europe.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E JG27 North Africa 1941 01-03
Photo's 01-03: Various views of Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Trap aircraft on desert airfields. As explained elsewhere, the sand scheme with green mottles is believed to have been applied in workshops in Sicily using stocks of Italian paints. It is interesting to note the variations in the spinner coloring applied to these aircraft. Photo 01 The aircraft appears to have three-quarters of its spinner painted white. The spinner shown Photo 02 has approximately a third painted white while that seen Photo 03 is half white and half black-green. The latter photo shows to advantage the box-like structure of the early sand filters.
Bf-109F JG27 North Africa 1942 01
Photo 01: Jacked up on trestles, a ,Messerschmitt Bf 109F undergoes undercarriage retraction tests, but a new wingtip will be required before the aircraft can be signed off as fully airworthy. In order to ensure that the machine does not nose over, sandbags have been placed on the horizontal tail surfaces and a number of ground crew provide added weight.
Bf-109F JG27 North Africa 1942 02
Photo 01: On this aircraft, the white ring around the engine cowling is unusual in that it is only two-thirds of the normal width and does not extend back to the first panel joint. To judge from the warm clothing worn by the two visitors watching the technical personnel working on this machine, this photograph was probably taken early in 1942.
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 8.III.JG27 black 1 Eastern Front 1941 01
Die Maschine ist eine Bf 109 E-4 oder Bf 109 E-7. Die Aufnahme wurde bei dem Russlandfeldzug, zwischen dem 22. Juni und 16. Oktober 1941, gemacht. Am Seitenruder sind 10 Abschussbalken sichtbar. Angaben zum Piloten sind eine Vermutung, weil: Oblt. Hans Lass, 10. Abschuss am 30.07.1941. Die 'schwarze 1' war in der Regel immer die Nummer vom Staffelkapitän. Hans Lass war dies vom 22.06.1941 bis 16.10.1941.
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The machine is a Bf 109E-4, Bf 109E-7. The shot was in the Russian campaign, between 22 June and 16 October 1941, made. The rudder 10 shooting beams are visible. Information on the pilots are a guess, because: Obit Hans Lass, 10 Launch on 07/30/1941. The 'black one' was usually always the number of squadron commander. Hans Lass, this was from 06/22/1941 to 10/16/1941.
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23rd May 1940 Hans Lass 1./JG1 Hurricane 14:15 Douai
5th June 1940 Hans Lass 1./JG1 LeO 451 10:50 Nesle
24th June 1941 Hans Lass 8./JG27 SB-2 Grodno
5th Sep 1941 Hans Lass 8./JG27 I-18 North of Ivanovskoye
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 8./JG27 (B4+~) background abandoned North Africa 1942 01
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.
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Luftwaffe pilot Günther Böde
Units: Gr Adj Stab I./JG-27
Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 1394 'White <' (lost )
Remarks: POW after his AC suffered radiator damage during combat and he was forced to make an emergency landing at Knowle Farm, Mayfield, Sussex. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane at Le Ferte-Milon, .
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Gunther Bode
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location Gunther Bode Stab I./JG27 Morane 406 bei La Ferte-Milon
Luftwaffe pilot Max Dobislav
Units: Stfkptn3/JG-1 (5/40), Kdr III/JG-27 (8/40 Carquebut-Guines & S.U.)
Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-7 in JG-1, Bf 109F in JG-27
Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire west of Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Portland on 11 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane 15 km S of the Isle of Wight on 26 July, 1940. One known 'Damage' Claim, a Sperrballon over the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 12 August, 1940. His 5th a Spitfire S of Bournemouth on 15 August, 1940. His 6th a Spitfire at London on 6 September, 1940. His 7th a Spitfire W of Folkestone on 15 October, 1940. His 8th a Spitfire S of Maidstone on 27 October, 1940. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. His 10th victory, an SB-3 at Medwezk on 6 July, 1941. An I-17 on 10 August, 1941. Replaced Joachim Schlichting.
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Max Dobislav
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location 26-May-40 Max Dobislav 3./JG1 Spitfire 2000m 09.50 West of Calais 26-May-40 Max Dobislav 3./JG1 Spitfire 2000m 09.50 West of Calais 11-Jul-40 Max Dobislav 9./JG27 Spitfire 10.53 South of Portland 26-Jul-40 Max Dobislav 9./JG27 Hurricane 11.05 15km South Isle of Wight 08-Aug-40 Max Dobislav 9./JG27 Sperrballon Isle of Wight 12-Aug-40 Max Dobislav 9./JG27 Hurricane 13.10 Isle of Wight 15-Aug-40 Max Dobislav 9./JG27 Spitfire 5000m 18.40 South of Bournemouth 06-Sep-40 Max Dobislav 9./JG27 Spitfire 10.10 South of London 15-Oct-40 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 Spitfire 10.20 West of Folkestone 27-Oct-40 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 Spitfire South of Maidstone 15-May-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 Hurricane West of Cirmi insel Malta 06-Jul-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 SB-3 06-Jul-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 SB-3 Medwezk 23-Jul-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 Pe-2 24-Jul-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 TBC-3 10-Aug-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 I-17 22-Aug-41 Max Dobislav Stab III./JG27 I-17
Ludwig 'Zirkus' Franzisket
Ludwig 'Zirkus' Franzisket was born on 26 June 1917 at Düsseldorf. Fähnrich Franzisket was serving with JG26 in 1938. On 1 August 1939, he transferred to 1./JG1. He participated in the invasion of Poland and the Low Countries and France. On 11 May 1940, Franzisket claimed his first two victories. He ended the French campaign with nine victories to his credit, including two French LeO 451 twin-engine bombers shot down near Nesle on one mission and a French Morane fighter shot down near Roye on a later mission to record his 7th through 9th victories on 5 June. On 9 July, 1./JG1 was redesignated 7./JG27. On 1 October 1940, Franzisket was transferred as Adjutant of I./JG27. In spring 1941, I./JG27 was relocated to North Africa. Franzisket had 14 victories to his credit at this time. On 14 June, Franzisket intercepted a lone RAF Maryland twin-engine bomber escorted by a Hurricane fighter. He shot down both aircraft. The Hurricane was piloted by South African ace, Captain Ken Driver (10 destroyed and 1 damaged victories) of 1Sqn, SAAF, who baled out to become a prisoner of war. Oberleutnant Franzisket was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 23 July for 22 victories in 204 missions. Franzisket was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG27 on 6 December 1941. On 25 December, Franzisket was wounded when his Bf 109 F-4trop was damaged by flak 40km south of Agedabia. On 11 April 1942 he shot down a P-40 to raise his victory total to 30. On 29 October 1942, Franzisket was shot down in aerial combat with RAF Spitfire fighters. He baled out of his stricken Bf 109 G-2trop (W.Nr. 10616) but struck the tailplane breaking a leg. When I./JG27 was withdrawn from North Africa at the end of 1942, Franzisket had 39 victories to his credit. From 1 July 1943, Franzisket led 1./Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe Süd. He attended a fighter leader's course from 15 July before being appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG27 based in Germany peRGorming Reichsverteidigung duties. On 14 October, he claimed two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers from the formations raiding Schweinfurt. On 12 May 1944, in aerial combat with four-engine bombers over Bad Orb, Franzisket's Bf 109 G-6/U4 (W.Nr. 441097) was hit by return fire and he was badly wounded. He successfully baled out of his stricken aircraft despite his wounds.
Following his recovery, Franzisket led the fighter leaders' courses at Königsberg in Neumark from 1 October 1944. He was able to shoot down two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers on 6 October. On 15 December 1944, Franzisket joined the Geschwaderstab of JG27. He was appointed Kommodore of JG27 on 30 December 1944. Franzisket died on 23 November 1988 at Münster. 'Zirkus' Franzisket was credited with 43 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded all his victories over the Western front. Included in his victory total are four four-engined bombers.
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Ludwig Franzisket
No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments 1 11.5.1940 6:53 Gladiator 1./JG1 Near Maastricht Gladiator of 1/I/2 of Armee de l'Air Belge flown by Sgt Denis Rolin, baled out 2 11.5.1940 19:55 Morane 1./JG1 Riemst 3 17.5.1940 13:05 Potez 63 1./JG1 Laon 4 19.5.1940 13:50 Mureaux 1./JG1 Amiens 5 23.5.1940 14:12 Hurricane 1./JG1 Douai 6 23.5.1940 14:20 Hurricane 1./JG1 Douai 7 5.6.1940 10:45 LeO 451 1./JG1 Nesle 8 5.6.1940 10:50 LeO 451 1./JG1 Nesle 9 5.6.1940 21:22 Morane 1./JG1 Roye 10 11.7.1940 9:03 Hurricane 7./JG27 S Portland Spitfire (L1069) of 609Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt PH Barran, killed 11 8.8.1940 13:25 Hurricane 7./JG27 S Isle of Wight 12 16.8.1940 14:20 Hurricane 7./JG27 Portsmouth 13 25.8.1940 18:55 Hurricane 7./JG27 Portland 14 8.9.1940 13:42 Blenheim 7./JG27 Calais 15 23.4.1941 10:40 Hurricane Stab I./JG27 Tobruk Hurricane of 73Sqn, RAF 16 23.4.1941 11:05 Hurricane Stab I./JG27 Tobruk Hurricane of 73Sqn, RAF 17 14.6.1941 5:05 Hurricane 3./JG27 S Ain el Gazala Hurricane (V7818) of 1Sqn, SAAF flown by Capt KW Driver (10/0/1 victories), baled out, POW 18 14.6.1941 5:06 Martin 167 3./JG27 SE Ain el Gazala Maryland of 24Sqn, SAAF 19 15.6.1941 16:30 Hurricane 3./JG27 SE Gambut Hurricane of 274Sqn, RAF 20 26.6.1941 13:45 P-40 3./JG27 Ain el Gazala Tomahawk of 250Sqn, RAF 21 30.6.1941 16:35 P-40 3./JG27 N Marsa Luccech Hurricane of 73Sqn, RAF flown by P/O JFC Kent 22 19.7.1941 18:15 P-40 3./JG27 N Ras Asaz 23 9.9.1941 17:15 Hurricane 3./JG27 30km E Sidi Barrani Hurricane of 33Sqn, RAF 24 12.10.1941 8:08 P-40 3./JG27 Bir Sheferzen Tomahawk of 1 or 2Sqn, SAAF 25 17.12.1941 11:12 P-40 1./JG27 Martuba 26 17.12.1941 11:20 P-40 1./JG27 SE Tmimi 27 23.12.1941 12:24 Maryland 1./JG27 NE Agedabia Maryland of 12 or 21Sqn, SAAF 28 21.3.1942 7:55 P-40 1./JG27 N Ain el Gazala Kittyhawk of 94Sqn, RAF flown by P/O RH Mackillop 29 27.3.1942 16:55 P-40 1./JG27 S Ain el Gazala Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF 30 11.4.1942 10:55 P-40 1./JG27 20km NE Bir Habex Tomahawk of 4Sqn, RAAF 31 22.5.1942 7:41 P-40 1./JG27 20km E Derna Kittyhawk of 112 or 250Sqn, RAF - 22.5.1942 - P-40 1./JG27 Near Martuba Not confirmed 32 9.6.1942 7:50 P-40 1./JG27 SW Hagfa el Beda Tomahawk of 4 or 5Sqn, SAAF 33 12.6.1942 18:50 Hurricane 1./JG27 El Adem 34 26.6.1942 12:12 P-40 1./JG27 SW Mersa Matruh 35 27.6.1942 8:55 Martin 167 1./JG27 SW El Daba Baltimore of 223Sqn, RAF 36 27.6.1942 18:25 Hurricane 1./JG27 SW Fuka 37 5.7.1942 13:50 Spitfire 1./JG27 20km S El Alamein Spitfire V of 145Sqn, RAF 38 17.7.1942 13:12 Hurricane 1./JG27 SW El Alamein Hurricane of 92 or 238Sqn, RAF 39 12.10.1942 - Spitfire 1./JG27 La Valetta, Malta Spitfire of 229Sqn, RAF 40 14.10.1943 14:50 B-17 Stab I./JG27 10km E Schweinfurt 41 14.10.1943 14:55 B-17 Stab I./JG27 20km SE Schweinfurt ? 14.10.1943 15:02 B-17 Stab I./JG27 15km WSW Rothenburg 42 6.10.1944 - B-17 ? 43 6.10.1944 - B-17 ?
Victories : 43
Awards : Ehrenpokal (20 October 1940)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (12 January 1943)
Ritterkreuz (23 July 1941)
Units : JG1, JG27
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Ludwig Franzisket
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location 11-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Gladiator 06.53 Raum Maastricht 11-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG1 Morane 19.55 Riemst 17-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Potez 63 13.05 Laon 17-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Potez 63 13.05 Laon 19-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Mureaux 13.50 Amiens 19-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Mureaux 13.50 Amiens 23-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Hurricane 14.20 Douai 23-May-40 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG1 Hurricane 14.12 Douai 05-Jun-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 LeO 451 10.45 Nesle 05-Jun-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 Morane 406 21.22 Roye 05-Jun-40 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG1 LeO 451 10.50 Nesle 11-Jul-40 Ludwig Franzisket 7./JG27 Hurricane 09.03 South of Portland 08-Aug-40 Ludwig Franzisket 7./JG27 Hurricane 13.25 South of Isle of Wight 16-Aug-40 Ludwig Franzisket 7./JG27 Hurricane 14.20 Portsmouth 25-Aug-40 Ludwig Franzisket 7./JG27 Hurricane 18.55 Portland 08-Sep-40 Ludwig Franzisket 7./JG27 Blenheim 13.42 Calais 23-Apr-41 Ludwig Franzisket Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 11.05 Tobruk 23-Apr-41 Ludwig Franzisket Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 10.40 Tobruk 14-Jun-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 Martin 167 05.06 SE Ain-el-Gazala 14-Jun-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 Hurricane 05.05 S Ain-el-Gazala 15-Jun-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 Hurricane 16.30 SE Gambut 26-Jun-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 13.45 Ain-el-Gazala 30-Jun-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 16.35 North of Marsa Luccech 19-Jul-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 18.15 North of Ras Asaz 09-Sep-41 Ludwig Franzisket Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 17.15 30km E Sidi Barrani 12-Oct-41 Ludwig Franzisket 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 08.00 Bir Sheferzan 17-Dec-41 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 11.20 SE Tmimi 17-Dec-41 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 11.12 Martuba 23-Dec-41 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Maryland 12.24 NE Agebadia 21-Mar-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 07.55 N Ain-el-Gazala 27-Mar-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 16.55 South of Ain-el-Gazala 11-Apr-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 10.55 20km NE Bir Habex 22-May-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 07.41 20km E Derna 09-Jun-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Kittyhawk 07.50 SW Hagfa-el-Beda 12-Jun-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Hurricane II 18.50 El Adem 26-Jun-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 12.12 SW Marsa Matruh 27-Jun-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Martin 167 08.55 SW El Daba 27-Jun-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Hurricane 18.25 SW of Fuka 05-Jul-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Spitfire 13.50 20km S El-Alamein 17-Jul-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Hurricane II 13.12 SW El-Alamein 12-Oct-42 Ludwig Franzisket 1./JG27 Spitfire La Valetta 14-Oct-43 Ludwig Franzisket Stab I./JG27 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.55 20km SE Schweinfurt 14-Oct-43 Ludwig Franzisket Stab I./JG27 B-17 Fortress 15.02 20km WSW Rothenburg
Luftwaffe pilot Wolfgang Lippert
Units: 3/J88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 3/JG-53 (4/39), Kdr II/JG-27 (9/40 Cre'pon & S.U.)
Awards: RK(9/24/40), Spanish Cross, EK 1 & 2(4/1/40), Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 5271 'Yel 4'(5/40),Bf 109E-7 WNr 4148 '<<+-' (9/41), Bf 109F-4(Trop) WNr 8469 'Black <<+-' (lost 11/23/41)
Remarks: 4 victories in Spain, 4 victories in the East, his 1st Soviet victories, an I-17 & an I-15 on 22 June, 1941. His first victory, a Morane near Büdingen, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Diederhofen on 7 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Curtis SE of Metz 10 May, 1940. His 4th a Wellington at Sedan on 14 may, 1940. His 5th a Bloch 151 south of Charleville, 15 May, 1940. His 7th a Spitfire S of Paris on 3 June, 1940. His 8th a Hawk-75 at Proult on 9 June, 1940. His 9th a Spitfire over England on 16 August, 1940. His 10th a Spitfire at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes at London on 25 October, 1940. By the time he entered service in Africa, he already had 21 victories. On 23 November, 1941, during a morning combat with Hurricanes of RAF Nos. 229 & 238, he claimed one victory. Later that same day, he was shot down in Wk# 8469 by a P-40, thought to be piloted by Australian Ace, Clive Caldwell of RAF No. 250 Sq., broke both legs bailing out, and was taken prisoner. He died of an embolism in an English hospital on 3 December, 1941, after his legs were amputated.
Luftwaffe and, following fighter pilot training, was posted to I./JG134 'Horst Wessel'. On 15 March 1937, Oberleutnant Lippert was transferred, as a founding member, to I./JG53 based at Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. Lippert gained his first aerial victories during the Spanish Civil War flying with the Condor Legion. Leutnant Lippert was assigned to 3. Staffel of J 88. He amassed five victories in this conflict between the middle of 1938 and March 1939, receiving the award of the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwerten. Following his return to Germany, Lippert was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./JG53 on 1 May 1939. He led the unit during the French campaign. He claimed his first victory of World War 2 on 30 September 1939, when he shot down a French Morane fighter in the Wissembourg area. Hauptmann Lippert was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG27 on 4 September 1940. He gained five victories with the unit over England during the Battle of Britain, all RAF fighters. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 24 September after 13 victories gained in World War 2. Lippert was to lead II./JG27 in the invasion of Russia, after a brief sojourn in the Balkans. Lippert had compiled 25 victories, including his Spanish Civil War victories, by the time the Gruppe was relocated to North Africa at the end of September 1941. He claimed two RAF P-40 fighters and a Wellington twin-engine bomber shot down on 22 November to record his 27th through 29th victories. On 23 November 1941, after shooting down a RAF Hurricane fighter, Lippert's Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr. 8469) was hit in the engine while engaged with Curtiss P-40s and Blenheim bombers. In baling out of his stricken aircraft, he broke both his legs when he struck the vertical stabiliser. He landed behind British lines, was captured and taken to a hospital in Egypt.
Both legs became infected and required amputation. He died from an embolism after the operation without regaining consciousness. Some sources indicate that Lippert was shot down by the Australian ace Clive Caldwell (28.5 confirmed, 6 probable and 15 damaged victories) of RAF 250Sqn. Wolfgang Lippert was credited with 30 victories. His score included five victories gained during the Spanish Civil War and four victories claimed over the Eastern front.
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Wolfgang Lippert
No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments 1 15.7.1938 - I-15 3. J/88 Spain 2 23.7.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain 3 14.8.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain 4 4.10.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain 5 29.12.1938 - I-15 3. J/88 Spain 6 30.9.1939 14:45 Morane 3./JG53 Büdingen - 7.4.1940 - Hurricane 3./JG53 Near Thionville / not confirmed 7 7.4.1940 12:50 Spitfire 3./JG53 SW Diedenhofen / Hurricane of 73Sqn RAF flown by P/O GF Brotchie, baled out, wounded 8 10.5.1940 13:55 Curtiss Hawk 3./JG53 SE Metz 9 14.5.1940 19:30 Wellington 3./JG53 Sedan 10 15.5.1940 16:13 Bloch 151 3./JG53 S Charleville 11 20.5.1940 18:35 Curtiss Hawk 3./JG53 Noyon 12 3.6.1940 14:20 Spitfire 3./JG53 S Paris 13 9.6.1940 14:50 Curtiss Hawk 3./JG53 Proult 14 16.8.1940 18:00 Spitfire 3./JG53 - 15 26.8.1940 17:35 Spitfire 3./JG53 Portsmouth 16 2.9.1940 8:55 Hurricane 3./JG53 - 17 7.9.1940 19:05 Spitfire Stab II./JG27 London 18 17.9.1940 16:48 Hurricane Stab II./JG27 Maidstone 19 25.10.1940 13:05 Hurricane Stab II./JG27 London 20 25.10.1940 13:06 Hurricane Stab II./JG27 London 21 1.11.1940 9:15 Hurricane Stab II./JG27 Canterbury 22 22.6.1941 4:15 I-15 Stab II./JG27 S Knyszyn 23 22.6.1941 4:18 I-17 Stab II./JG27 NW Wizna 24 25.6.1941 - SB-3 Stab II./JG27 N Njemenczin 25 25.6.1941 12:15 DB-3 Stab II./JG27 SW Wilna 26 23.10.1941 9:30 Hurricane Stab II./JG27 S Bug Bug / Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Mackenzie 27 22.11.1941 10:20 P-40 Stab II./JG27 S Ain el Gazala 28 22.11.1941 16:30 P-40 Stab II./JG27 NW Bir Hacheim / Tomahawk of 112Sqn, RAF or 3Sqn, RAAF 29 22.11.1941 16:45 Wellington Stab II./JG27 Bir Hacheim / Wellington of 109Sqn, RAF 30 23.11.1941 12:25 Hurricane Stab II./JG27 S Bir Hacheim / Hurricane of 229 or 238Sqn, RAF
Awards: Ritterkreuz (24 September 1940)
Units: JG134, J/88, JG53, JG27
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Wolfgang Lippert
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location 30-Sep-39 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Morane 14.45 Budingen 07-Apr-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Spitfire 12.50 SW Diederhofen 10-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hawk-75A 13.55 SE Metz 14-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Wellington 19.30 Sedan 15-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Bloch 151 16.13 S Charleville 20-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hawk-75A 18.35 Noyon 03-Jun-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Spitfire 14.20 South of Paris 09-Jun-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hawk-75A 14.50 Proult 16-Aug-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Spitfire 19.00 26-Aug-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Spitfire 17.35 Portsmouth 02-Sep-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hurricane 08.55 07-Sep-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Spitfire 19.05 South of London 17-Sep-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Hurricane 16.48 Maidstone 25-Oct-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Hurricane 13.05 South of London 25-Oct-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Hurricane 13.06 South of London 01-Nov-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Hurricane 09.15 Canterbury 22-Jun-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 I-15 Rata 04.15 22-Jun-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 I-17 04.18 25-Jun-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 DB-3 12.15 23-Oct-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Hurricane 09.30 South of Buq Buq 22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Wellington 16.45 NW Bir Hacheim 22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 16.30 NW Bir Hacheim 22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 10.20 SE Ain-el-Gazala 23-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Hurricane 12.25 S Bir Hacheim
'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. 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.
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Eduard Neumann
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location 20-Jul-40 Eduard Neumann Stab /JG27 Blenheim 19.15 30km South of Portland 08-Aug-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Spitfire 13.55 40km South The Needles 27-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 10.15 Orpington 11-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 17.05 Dungeness 17-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 16.30 Gatwick 27-Sep-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 10.00 West of Bardia 15-Jun-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 17.30 10km W Capuzzo 08-Jul-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 07.55 5km E Halfaya-Pass 23-Nov-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 12.44 Sidi Rezegh 30-Nov-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 Hurricane 3000m 16.00 Bir el Gobi
Luftwaffe pilot Helmut Riegel
Units: Gruppe Adj III./JG-141 ('38 Fürstenwalde), Kdr I./JG-27 (10/39-6/40)
Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Ar 68E in JG-141, Bf 109E-3 in JG-27
Remarks: KIA after being shot down over Dover by Hurricanes. His keen interest in the German colonies inspired his designing the Groups (I/JG-27) famous Negro and Tigers head superimposed on a silhouette of Africa. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 near Soissons/Laon, 20 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Breguet 693's at Soissons, 9 June, 1940.
Luftwaffe pilot List of 3 aerial victories for Helmut Riegel
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location 20th May 1940 Helmut Riegel Stab I./JG27 Morane 406 Soissons-Laon 9th June 1940 Helmut Riegel Stab I./JG27 Breguet 693 Soissons 9th June 1940 Helmut Riegel Stab I./JG27 Breguet 693 Soissons
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 Hurricane Stab/JG27 15km S Luttich 3 2.6.1940 9:14 Spitfire Stab/JG27 W Dunkirk 4 7.6.1940 10:50 Potez 63 Stab/JG27 NW Dunkirk 5 11.8.1940 10:40 Spitfire 4./JG27 N Cap de la Hague 6 30.8.1940 12:28 Spitfire 4./JG27 N Redhill 7 1.9.1940 15:05 Spitfire 4./JG27 Ashford 8 1.9.1940 15:30 Spitfire 4./JG27 Folkestone 9 3.9.1940 11:20 Spitfire 4./JG27 Southend 10 3.9.1940 11:50 Hurricane 4./JG27 Southend 11 6.9.1940 10:05 Spitfire 4./JG27 Tunbridge Wells - 6.9.1940 - Spitfire 4./JG27 not confirmed - 6.9.1940 - Spitfire 4./JG27 not confirmed 12 11.9.1940 16:32 Spitfire 4./JG27 Elham 13 27.9.1940 13:05 Hurricane 4./JG27 Milton Regis 14 27.9.1940 16:18 Hurricane 4./JG27 E London - 13.10.1940 - Spitfire 4./JG27 not confirmed 15 15.4.1941 6:50 Hurricane 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 Hurricane 4./JG27 Megara / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF 19 20.4.1941 17:01 Hurricane 4./JG27 Migalo / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF 20 20.4.1941 17:08 Hurricane 4./JG27 Migalo / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF 21 25.6.1941 16:40 SB-3 4./JG27 Wilna 22 3.10.1941 15:55 Hurricane 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 Hurricane 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar 25 22.11.1941 14:05 Blenheim 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 Hurricane 4./JG27 N Tobruk 28 25.11.1941 15:57 P-40 4./JG27 N Tobruk 29 1.12.1941 12:40 Hurricane 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 Hurricane 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 Spitfire 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 Hurricane II./JG27 Chebel el Gabir / Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF 47 19.7.1942 9:17 Hurricane II./JG27 Bir Gabatte / Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF 48 21.7.1942 18:10 Hurricane II./JG27 SSW Alamein 49 21.7.1942 18:12 Hurricane II./JG27 SSW Alamein 50 21.7.1942 18:12 Hurricane II./JG27 NE El Daba 51 21.7.1942 18:20 Hurricane II./JG27 4km NE El Taqua 52 31.8.1942 18:29 Spitfire 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 Spitfire 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 Spitfire 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
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
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 Hurricane 10.15 15km S Luttich/Huy 02-Jun-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 Spitfire 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 Spitfire 10.40 North of Cap de la Hague 30-Aug-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 12.28 North of Redhill 01-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 15.05 Ashford 01-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 15.30 Folkestone 03-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 11.20 Southend 03-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 3000-100m 11.50 Southend 06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 10.05 Tunbridge Wells 11-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 16.32 Elham 27-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane 13.05 Milton Regis 27-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane 16.18 East of London 13-Oct-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Spitfire 15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 PZL P-24 100-50m 07.05 10km NE Trikkla 15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane 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 Hurricane 16.57 Megara 20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane 2500m 17.01 Migalo 20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane 2500m 17.08 Migalo 25-Jun-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 SB-3 16.40 22-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Blenheim 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 Hurricane 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 Hurricane 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 Spitfire 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 Hurricane 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 Spitfire 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 Spitfire 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 Spitfire 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)
Luftwaffe pilot Wolfgang Schellmann
Awards: RK(9/18/40), Spanish Cross-Br, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109B-1 6-51 in Spain, Bf 109E-7 WNr 4198 (-+, Bf 109E-7 WNr 4189 ((+ (lost 6/22/41)
Remarks: MIA (and presumed killed) 22 June, 1941 in Wk# 4189 in the vicinity of Kamenki, near Grodno, S.U., after being rammed by an I-153 Chayka bi-plane of the 127th Fighter Aviation Regt., flown by Lt Petr Kuzmin. Kuzmin was killed and Schellmann bailed successfully, although his fate has remained a mystery. Obermaier suggests he was shot by the NKVD. 150 missions. Plus 12 victories in Spain, second only to the highest scorer in Spain, Werner Mölders. 12 victories in the West and 1 victory in the East, an I-16 on 22 June, 1941. His first victory, a Hurricane at Couly, 5 km east of Rethel, 15 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Lysander southeast of Brüssels, 17 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Lysander W of Tournai on 19 May, 1940. His 4th a Spitfire at Furnes, E of Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 5th a Lysander at Dunkirk on 1 June, 1940. His 6th a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 7th a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 3 June, 1940. His 8th a Blenheim N of Le Harve on 18 July, 1940. His 9th a Spitfire at Warmwell on 25 August, 1940. No.10, a Spitfire at Wareham on 27 August, 1940. Barbarossa pilot. Also served in I/JG-77 in September, 1939, in Poland, prior to JG-2 assignment.
Luftwaffe pilot Wolfgang Schellmann
Wolfgang Schellmann was born on 2 March 1911 at Kassel. Schellmann led 2./JG135 from 1 March 1935. On 19 December 1937, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1.Staffel of J88 of the Condor Legion.
He led the unit during the Spanish Civil War. He became the second highest scorer of the German fighter pilots, behind Werner Mölders (14 victories), achieving 12 victories. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwertern und Brillanten. On his return from Spain, Schellmann was assigned to I./JG331. There followed a period, from 1 April 1939, where he served in a staff role. At the outbreak of World War 2, Schellmann was serving with I./JG77, participating in the invasion of Poland. He was then transferred to the staff of Luftflotte 2. On 15 December 1939, Hauptmann Schellmann was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG2. He claimed his first victory in World War 2 on 15 May 1940, when he shot down a RAF Hurricane fighter near Couly. By the end of the French campaign he had seven World War 2 victories to his credit. Schellmann was appointed Kommodore of JG2, during the Battle of Britain, on 3 September 1940. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 September 1940 for 10 victories. On 22 October 1940, Schellmann was appointed Kommodore of JG27, while the unit was based on the Channel Front. In spring of 1941, he led JG27 during the invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece.
He claimed one victory over a RAF Hurricane fighter in Greece bringing his victory total to 24, including his Spanish Civil War victories. Schellmann led JG27 for Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. On 22 June 1941, he was a victim of a 'taran' attack made by a Russian I-16 fighter in the vicinity of Kamenki, near Grodno in Russia. Schellmann baled out of his stricken Bf 109E-7 (W.Nr. 4189) '<<+' but thereafter little is known of his fate. It is thought the Russian NKVD shot him. He was to receive a posthumous promotion to Oberstleutnant.
Wolfgang Schellmann was credited with 25 victories in over 150 combat missions. He recorded 12 victories during the Spanish Civil War. Of his 13 victories recorded during World War 2, 12 were claimed over the Western front and one over the Eastern front.
Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Wolfgang Schellmann
No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments 1 18.1.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 2 8.3.1938 - I-15 1./J 88 Spain 3 24.3.1938 - I-15 1./J 88 Spain 4 13.6.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 5 25.6.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 6 18.7.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 7 20.7.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 8 20.7.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 9 12.8.1938 - SB-2 1./J 88 Spain 10 12.8.1938 - SB-2 1./J 88 Spain 11 14.8.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 12 20.8.1938 - I-16 1./J 88 Spain 13 15.5.1940 9:35 Hurricane Stab II./JG2 Couly 14 17.5.1940 8:35 Lysander Stab II./JG2 SE Brüssel 15 19.5.1940 6:05 Lysander Stab II./JG2 W Tournai 16 31.5.1940 15:55 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 Furnes 17 1.6.1940 5:45 Lysander Stab II./JG2 Dunkirk 18 2.6.1940 9:45 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 Dunkirk 19 3.6.1940 14:45 Morane Stab II./JG2 Compiegne 20 18.7.1940 13:15 Blenheim Stab II./JG2 N Le Havre / Blenheim of 236Sqn, RAF 21 25.8.1940 18:30 Spitfire Stab JG2 Warmwell 22 27.8.1940 18:30~ Spitfire Stab JG2 Wareham 23 31.8.1940 9:25 Hurricane Stab JG2 Eastchurch 24 20.4.1941 12:10 Hurricane Stab JG27 Tanagra / Hurricane (V7748) of 80Sqn RAF flown by P/O J Still, killed 25 22.6.1941 3:15 I-16 Stab JG27 Kamenki
Awards: Ritterkreuz (18 September 1940)
Units: J/88, JG77, JG2, JG27
Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories for Wolfgang Schellmann
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location Tuesday, January 18, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Tuesday, March 08, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Thursday, March 24, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Monday, June 13, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Saturday, June 25, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Monday, July 18, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Wednesday, July 20, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Wednesday, July 20, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Thursday, December 08, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion SB-2 Spain Thursday, December 08, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion SB-2 Spain Sunday, August 14, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Saturday, August 20, 1938 Wolfgang Schellmann 1./J 88 Condor Legion I-16 Spain Friday, May 31, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Spitfire 15:55 Furnes (Veurne) E Dunkirk Wednesday, May 15, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Hurricane 09:35 Couly E Rethel Friday, May 17, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Lysander 08:35 SE Brussel Sunday, May 19, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Lysander 06:05 West of Tournai Saturday, June 01, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Lysander 05:45 Dunkirk Sunday, June 02, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Spitfire 09:45 Dunkirk Monday, June 03, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Morane 406 14:45 Compiegne Thursday, July 18, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab II./JG2 Blenheim 13:15 N Le Havre Sunday, August 25, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab /JG2 Spitfire 18:30 Warmwell Tuesday, August 27, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab /JG2 Spitfire Wareham Saturday, August 31, 1940 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab /JG2 Hurricane 09:25 Eastchurch Sunday, April 20, 1941 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab /JG27 Hurricane 12:10 Flugplatz Tanagra Sunday, June 22, 1941 Wolfgang Schellmann Stab /JG27 Doppeld. 03:15
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