4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 4./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W1+) Josef Fozo taking off France 1940 01

Photo 01: A Schwarm of Messerschmitt Bf 109E's prepares to take off for a mission against England, 1940. The pilot of 'White 1' is believed to have been Oblt. Josef Fozo, the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG51.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W1+) Josef Fozo France Aug 1940 01

Photo 01: Fuselage markings on another Messerschmitt Bf 109E, 'White 1', of II./.JG51. As on III.er's 'White 2', the fuselage number has been outlined in red, but note the slight variations between the badge shown here and the color prof1le above, particularly in the detail of the bird's feet and wings.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 4./JG51 (W2+) Hans Illner France Aug 1940

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.3 flown by Ofw. Hans Illner, 4./JG51. This profile of Ofw. Hans Illner's 'White 2' of 4./ JG51 has been compiled from various photographs and written sources relating to how this machine may have appeared in mid-August. Finished in what is believed to be 02/71 the fuselage sides carry a heavily applied mottle in the same two colors. The '2' is white with a red outline and three Abschuss bars are painted on the fin in white. Beneath the canopy rim the name 'Gretel' was applied above a small clover leaf, both of which were believed to be yellow, possibly with a red outline. Ahead of the name 'Gretel' were two small dice and beneath the nose, but not visible in this profile, was a lip and cigarette motif applied after Illner's first kill on 5 July. The lips are red with a black outline, the cigarette is white with grey and black smoke and instead of a brand name on the cigarette there appears the date of Illner's first victory, marked as 5.VII.40.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 4./JG51 (W2+) Hans Illner France Aug 1940 01-03

Photo 01-03: The Bf 109E-3 'White 2' flown by Hans Illner of 4./JG51.The photograph portrays how the visibility of the upper wing Balkenkreuze have been subdued by a light overspray of paint. Also evident in this view is the light random application of RLM 02 patches to the upper surfaces of wings and tailplanes.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 4./JG51 (W2+) Hans Illner France Aug 1940 04-06

Photo 04-06: Various views of Ofw. Hans Illner and the very personalised markings applied to his 'White 2'. Later in the Battle, on 5 November, Illner was flying over England in another aircraft, 'White 6' with a red outline, when he noticed a Spitfire coming up from behind. As an evasion measure, he put his aircraft into a high-speed dive but lost his starboard wing while pulling out. Illner baled out and was captured.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm WNr 1162 force landed Kent POW 0A-0B

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1 Lt. Johann Bohm 4./JG51. This was the first Bf 109E-1 to come down intact in the British Isles when on 8 July, after being damaged by a Spitfire of 74Sqn flown by Sgt. E.A. Mould, Lt. Bohm was forced to put his crippled aircraft down at Bladbean Hill at Elham in Kent. Although not very clear in photographs, the upper surface camouflage of this aircraft appears to be 70/71 with the fuselage sides carrying a heavily applied mottle believed to be a combination of one of the upper-surface greens and 02. The white number '4' is outlined in red and the 'Weeping Bird' emblem is closer to the Balkenkreuz than usually seen.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm force landed Kent 1940 01

Photo 01: The Bf 109E-l of Lt. Johann Bohm of 4./JG51 at Bladbean Hill, Kent seen the day after it was brought down.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm force landed Kent 1940 02

Photo 02: Is a close-up view of the rear fuselage and the 4.Staffel emblem and at left, now raised up on its undercarriage to form a photographic background for these members of the R.A.E recovery team.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm force landed Kent 1940 03

Photo 03: As may be seen here, the Balkenkreuze on the upper wing surfaces of a number of Bf 109s during mid to late 1940 were often partially covered by light mottling to subdue their visibility. This is the upper wing of Lt. Johann Bohm's Bf 109

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W4+) Johann Bohm taking off France 1940 01

Photo 01: A Schwarm of Bf 109E's prepares to take off for a mission against England, 1940. The pilot of 'White 1' is believed to have been Oblt. Josef Fozo, the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG51.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG51 (W5+) taking off for another raid France Oct 1940 01

Photo 01: A Schwarm of Bf 109E's prepares to take off for a mission against England, 1940. The pilot of 'White 1' is believed to have been Oblt. Josef Fozo, the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG51.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 4./JG51 (W8+) WNr 6053 France 1940

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 4.JG51 (W9+) Desvre France Sep 1940

Photo 01: A Schwarm of Bf 109E's prepares to take off for a mission against England, 1940. The pilot of 'White 1' is believed to have been Oblt. Josef Fozo, the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG51.

5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 5./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG51 (Black 1+) Oblt. Hans Kolbow crash-landed Belgium 01

Photo 01: Obit. Hans Kolbow, Staffelkapitan of 5./JG51, in his 'Black 1' equipped with an ETC rack for the fighter-bomber role. Obit. Kolbow claimed 13 victories in France and against the RAF, but most of his missions in the Autumn of 1940 were Jabo operations. He was later killed in Russia and received a posthumous Ritterkreuz on 27 July 1941. Jabo operations against Britain were conducted at around 30,000 ft, hence the need for the oxygen mask seen in this photograph. Although electrically heated clothing was also available, some pilots preferred to fly without it as thick clothing made the cockpit of the Bf 109 too tight a fit. Instead, as experience proved that cold was most keenly felt in the knees and wrists, special thick wadding in the form of leather or sheepskin pads was worn to protect these areas.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 5./JG51 Black 1 Horst Tietzen France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 5./JG51 (Black 1+) Horst Tietzen France 1940 01

Photo 01: 'Black 1', the Bf 109E of Hptm. Horst Tietzen, Staffelkapitan of 5./JG51, sits beneath suspended camouflage netting at its dispersal. As the tailplane tips and the top segment of the rudder are painted yellow it is believed that this color was also applied to the wing tips.

Luftwaffe aircrew 1./JG51 pilot and ace Horst Tietzen 1940 01

Photo 01: Hptm. Horst Tietzen lost his life on 18 August when he was shot down over the Channel by P/O P. Zenker of RAF 501 Sqn.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4B 5./JG51 (Black 6+) Hermann Seegatz Mardyk France 1940

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 6./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 6./JG51 (Y1+) Josef Priller WNr 5057 France Oct 1940 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E3.3 'Yellow 1' flown by Oblt. Josef Priller, Staffelkapitan of 6./JG51, Mardijk, late October 1940 W.Nr. 5057 was finished in a scheme of 02/71 on the fuselage top but with the Blue G5 fuselage sides aft of the canopy almost completely oversprayed with 70/02/71. Tactical markings comprised an orange nose area and a yellow rudder, a not unusual combination, and the emblem on the rear fuselage was applied in such a way that the Blue G5 provided the background to the shield. Note the white radio mast, presumably to aid rapid identification of the Staffelkapitan in the air. The victory tabs on the tail were aligned almost parallel to the ground line rather than the aircraft's central axis.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 6./JG51 (Y1+) Priller WNr 5057 France Oct 1940 01

Photo's 01: Oblt. Josef Priller with his Bf 109E3-3, W.Nr 5057, at Mardyck near Calais, on or soon after 19 October 1940. On this date Priller achieved his 20th aerial victory, for which he was awarded the Ritterkreuz, and had previously claimed two aircraft destroyed on the ground. His aircraft, 'Yellow 1', carried the well-known weeping bird badge of II./JG51 and was marked with all 22 Abschussbalken as well as the Ace of Hearts emblem under the cockpit which Priller first introduced as the 6.Staffel emblem and later adopted as his personal marking. Note that the radio mast has been painted white.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 6./JG51 (Y1+) Priller WNr 5057 France Oct 1940 02

Photo 03: The photograph showing the tail of Priller's aircraft in its Splitterbox at Pihen has been reproduced from a contemporary hand-tinted print but is nevertheless believed to be a reasonably accurate representation of the aircraft's colouring and has been used accordingly during the preparation of the accompanying proftle. Note, however, that the darker marks on the rudder are shadows from the overhead camouflage and are not mottles.

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Pilots 6./JG51 Josef Priller 01

Photo's 01-02: At the start of the war, Oblt. Josef Priller was the Staffelkapitan of 6./JG51 and during the French campaign claimed six air-to-air victories. He remained with this Staffel until 20 November 1940.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Oblt. Josef Priller, Staffelkapitän 6./JG 51, France, Autumn 1940

Yellow '1', W.Nr. 5057, was flown by the commander of 6. Staffel JG 51, Josef Priller, and underwent several camouflage color modifications through its career. According to some sources, the initial scheme was composed of RLM 70/71/65. However, it is easier to confirm later variations, when the underside light blue was extended up the sides of the fuselage, and quite high up at that. Later, this color was subdued by the application of irregular squiggles of RLM 02 and 71. Furthermore, the upper surfaces of the wing, originally composed of broken lines, were augmented in a similar manner as the fuselage sides. This was the appearance of the aircraft in the fall of 1940, and as depicted by our profile. At the time, the aircraft also received a yellow nose section and rudder. The extent of the front end yellow coloring is up for speculation. Some sources suggest this as it appears on the boxtop of this kit, while others claim that the yellow only covered the engine cowl and spinner, as shown in this profile. The emblem of II./JG 51 'Gott strafe England!' (God punish England!) shown on the rear of the fuselage, is sprayed on without the usual white background, only with the black border around a black raven with an umbrella, symbolizing Neville Chamberlain. The Staffel marking in the form of the Ace of Hearts subsequently was used on Priller's later aircraft as a personal marking. Here, it does not yet bear the well-known 'Jutta' inscription. The kill marks denoting Priller's aerial victories on the tail in the form of vertical tabs with dates, partially obscured the Swastika. Beer lover Josef Priller attained 101 aerial victories in 1,307 operational flights between 1939 and 1945. The pictured aircraft was later inherited by another well-known Luftwaffe pilot, Hptm. Herbert Ihlefeld, who used it in 1941 in the Balkan campaign.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 6./JG51 yellow 3 flown by Arthur Haase Werk Nr 8508 Cologne Köln, Germany Aug 1940

Photo 01: This aircraft was flown by Arthur Haase. Only 3 kill marks can be seen so the aircraft is likely to be based in Cologne-Köln, Germany Aug 1940. The wings have also been removed so its likely the aircraft substained some serious combat damage.

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Me 109 E-3, W. Nr. 8508 flown by Fw. Arthur Haase 6/JG51 from Marquise-West France in August 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 6./JG51 (Br5+) undergoing maintenance France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 6./JG51 (Y7+) Versailles, France August 1940 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1 of 6./JG51 Bf 109E 'Yellow 7' of 6./JG51 seen at the Aeroparc at Buc near Versailles during the summer of 1940. Finished in what is believed to be an upper surface scheme of 02/71, the fuselage sides are heavily mottled in one or both of these colors. The 6.Staffel weeping bird emblem aft of the Balkenkreuz carries a red umbrella with brown or black details while the body of the bird is understood to be brown with black and white details superimposed on a white shield with a thin black outline. It is not known with any certainty if the 'Gott Strafe England' motto was carried beneath the bird.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 6./JG51 (Y7+) Versailles, France August 1940 01

Photo 01: This salvaged Bf 109E-1, 'Yellow 7' of 6./JG51 has been transported to the airfield at Buc near Versailles prior to its being sent for repair. Although undated, it is believed that this photograph was taken during early August 1940.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 6./JG51 (Y8+) Yellow 8 Eduard Hemmerling WNr 1342 France 1940

email Email from Rick Foort Everett, WA Sep-13-2012

    I thought you might be interested in seeing what this aircraft looks like today, and in FLYING CONDITION! It is owned by former Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen, and is kept at Paine Field, Everett, WA at the Flying Heritage Collection.
  • You can see it at this website: www.flyingheritage.com
  • I am a docent there, and frequently describe this aircraft to astonished visitors.
    Rick Foort Everett, WA

This aircraft: This Bf 109-E was manufactured in Germany and deployed in October 1939. Piloted by Eduard Hemmerling, it flew primarily over France. Hemmerling shot down a British Spitfire on July 7, 1940, while escorting Stuka dive-bombers that were attacking British ships in Dover harbor. Later that month he destroyed a British Blenheim bomber and another British plane. But his own aircraft was mortally wounded, and Hemmerling turned back toward France. His failing airplane crashed off the coast of Cap Blanc Nez, killing the 27-year-old pilot. In 1988, a man walking on the beach near Calais noticed a piece of metal sticking out of the sand—the tip of this plane's wing.

More of the 109. Also, we THINK we know who shot down Sgt. Hemmerling's 109...an RAF F/O known as John 'Terry' Webster of the 41 squadron. Hemmerling was shot down on 29 July 1940

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email Email from Michael Taylor Nov-30-2012

Hello, I found the reference to Eduard Hemmerling and your web site because I searched on the date 7th July 1940 which was the day my late uncle was shot down and killed 'off Folkestone' although we have never been certain of the exact circumstances. Given the date of Eduard Hemmerling's claim for a Spitfire shot down near Folkestone, it seems the two incidents could be one and the same, although three British pilots and their planes were lost in the same encounter.

I have a long held interest in the circumstances surrounding the death of my late uncle (my mother's elder brother) Sgt 740268 Patrick Sherlock Hayes who joined the RAFVR in 1937 and was posted to 65 Squadron for the duration of his RAF career.

Patrick Hayes attended Kings College in Taunton and subsequently worked in civilian life (if my memory is correct) for the Midland Bank where he joined their flying club and obtained a civilian pilot's licence, which of course prompted his entry to the RAFVR.

Posted to Hornchurch with 65 Sqdn he flew through the 'phoney war' and would have been among the earliest pilots converted to Spitfires as 65 Sqdn was among the first to receive these aircraft as I understand it. He was active over Dunkirk and was killed on the evening of the 7th July 1940 when the squadron had been scrambled to intercept German aircraft which were attacking a convoy in the English channel.

The Hornchurch ORB shows "B Flight" left Hornchurch at 20.19 hours and between Dover and Folkestone the three aircraft of Green Section F/O PROUDMAN, P/O BRISBANE and Sgt HAYES were instructed to attack enemy aircraft they had sighted and as they did so they were warned by Blue 2 that a formation of ME109s was diving on them from above. Naturally the remaining members of Blue section were fully engaged and there is no witness account in the ORB of exactly what happened to the three members of Green section; suffice to say, they were lost.

The aircraft used by the three members of Green section were as follows. F/O PROUDMAN: R6615 P/O BRISBANE R6609 and Sgt HAYES: N3129. This information is drawn from copies of the Hornchurch ORB kindly supplied to me by the author Richard Smith when he used some of my uncle's photographs for his book 'Second to None'.

In short, I would very much like to know what you know, even if the information is circumstantial, uncorroborated or just local legend......I really do want to know whatever there is to be known. I realised years ago that there would probably be a German account of this particular encounter, but I have never really had the means to find it

My interest in this incident which has been constant for probably thirty years, stirred some years ago by the emergence of information on the internet, has now been very much re awakened at the prospect of learning something new about a subject that means a great deal to me, but has effectively been a closed book.

Best regards Michael Taylor.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 6./JG51 (Y10+) Fritz Beeck WNr 5587 forced landed London 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 W.Nr.5587 of 6./JG51 flown by Ofw. Fritz Beeck. 'Yellow10', the Bf 109E-4 flown by Ofw. Fritz Beeck of 6./JG51, who was forced to land at East Langdon on the afternoon of 24 August after his engine failed following combat with R.A.F. fighters near Manston. Finished in an upper surface scheme of 02/71, the sides of the fuselage and fin are covered in a fairly dense mottling of both of these colors. The top segment of the rudder and tips of both wings and tail planes were painted yellow, as was the background of the shield. The spinner was painted half white, half 70 or black, and three yellow Abschuss bars were marked on each side of the fin.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 6./JG51 (Y10+) Fritz Beeck WNr 5587 forced landed London 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Bf 109E-4, W Nr. 5587, 'Yellow 10' of 6./JG51.At 08.00 hrs on 24 August, 29 year old Ofw. Fritz Beeck took off to escort about twenty bombers which were to attack Manston aerodrome. This flight lasted about an hour and Beeck returned to his base where, after a quick lunch, he set off again with about seven other aircraft from 6./JG51 and some from 2. Staffel. Again they escorted about twenty bombers attacking Manston airfield, but this time Beeck became involved in a dogfight with a number of Hurricanes and a few Spitfires. Although Beeck was unaware of it, his aircraft was hit in the fuselage and engine, and on the way home an oil duct broke and his engine began to falter. Ofw. Beeck was therefore obliged to make a forced landing at East Langdon, Kent, where, at 12.55 hrs, he was captured unhurt by a local policeman who arrived on the scene as Beeck's aircraft slid to a halt. Ofw. Beeck had previously carried out operational flying in Belgium and France and had escorted Ju-88s and He-111 s in raids against Britain. On the tail of his aircraft were three yellow victory stripes with the dates 7.7.40, 29.7.40 and 15.8.40 marked above them. The rear fuselage of his machine carried the 11. Gruppe weeping bird emblem complete with umbrella (a parody of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain) and the legend 'Gott strafe England' ('God Punish England').

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 6./JG51 (Y10+) Fritz Beeck WNr 5587 forced landed London 03

Photo 03: Two Australian soldiers pose with Beeck's Bf 109E before it was moved to the collecting point for downed Luftwaffe aircraft at Elham.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 6./JG51 (Y10+) Fritz Beeck WNr 5587 forced landed London 04

Photo 04: Beeck's E-4, WNr.5587, laying partially dismantled in a field at Elham on the North Downs in Southern England. The 'weeping bird' emblems have been 'liberated' from each side of the rear fuselage. It is interesting to speculate where they might be now, 60 years after the event.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 6./JG 51 Ofw. Fritz Beeck W.Nr. 5587 Wissant, France

S imple but effective camouflage adorned this aircraft that shortly after noon on August 28, 1940, was shot down with Ofw. Fritz Beeck at the controls in the vicinity of East Langdon. It was during the second escort mission of the day that culminated in combat with RAF fighters in which the engine of Yellow '10' was hit. After an unavoidable forced landing, the aircraft, in relatively good shape, was made otherwise by civilian vandals and allied soldiers before it could be inspected by RAF experts. Light blue sides of the 02/71/65 fuselage scheme were sprayed with the upper surface colors. Yellow identification colors, typical for mid-August, 1940, were applied to the wing tips, horizontal tail surfaces, and top portion of the fin. Because the aircraft in question belonged to 6. Staffel, tactical numbering and the background II./JG 51 'Gott strafe England' emblem were yellow. Three victory tabs on the left side were in white. It is not out of the question that these also appeared on the right side, but documentation is lacking.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E 6./JG51 (Y10+) Walter Stengel with Gliding school Segelflug C emblem under the cockpit

 
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Luftwaffe Badge

Luftwaffe pilot Johann Böhm

Awards: EK 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 WNr 1162 'White 4' (lost 7/8/40)

Remarks: POW after a Spitfire piloted by Sgt E.A. Mould of RAF No. 74 Sq. hit his radiator and he made a forced landing on the slopes of Bladbean Hill, above the village of Elham, in Kent. He suffered a slight head injury when he made the force landing. He was the first Luftwaffe pilot to be shot down over England. Source: John Weal. Alternate spelling: Boehm.

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Luftwaffe pilot Josef 'Joschko' Fözö

Units: Legion Condor (3/J-88), Stfkpt 2./JG-71 (redsg 4./JG-51 7/39), Kdr I./JG-51 (2/41 S.U.), Kdr JG-108

Awards: RK(7/2/41), Spanish Cross-G w/Swords, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft: Bf 109D 'Red 6', Bf 109E-1 '6-129' L.C.(dam), Bf 109E-1 'White 1' in 4/JG-51, Bf 109E-4 WNr 703 'Black <<' in II/JG-51, (Bf 109F-2 WNr 12836 'Blk <<' (dam 7/11/41), Bf 109F-2 WNr 8086 (dam 5/31/42), Bf 109F-2 WNr 9462 (dam 6/23/41)

Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a Fesselballon west of Breisach, 16 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Dover on 8 July, 1940. His 3rd & 4th , both Hurricanes over England on 13 July, 1940. His 5th a Spitfire NW of Dover on 31 July, 1940. His 6th a Spitfire SE of Folkestone on 8 August, 1940. His 7th a Hurricane E of Burnham-on-Crouch on 15 August, 1940. Nos.8, 9 & 10; two Hurricanes and a Spitfire E of Dover on 16 August, 1940. His 11th a Hurricane E of Ramsgate on 18 August, 1940. His 12th a Hurricane NW of Dover on 24 August, 1940. No.15, a Spitfire 3 km N of Mardyck on 9 April, 1941. Suffered serious skull injuries in a take-off accident in Wk# 12836 at Stava Bychow on 11 July, 1941. Soon after recovery, crashed 31 May, 1942, during landing at Tubelja in Wk# 8086. After these injuries, he served in staff and training schools. Commanded I/JG-108 in June, 1944. 370 missions in East and West and another 147 missions in Spain. Three victories in Spain and 9 in Russia. His first known Soviet victory, a R-Z on 29 June, 1941. A triple victory on 30 June, 1941; two DB-3's and a TB-6. Deceased 4 March, 1979 in Vienna. Photo

Josef 'Joschko' Fözö was born on 7 November 1912 at Wien in Austria. He joined the Austrian Luftstreitkräfte before transferring to the Luftwaffe following Germany's annexation of Austria in 1938. From summer 1938 until March 1939, Fözö flew with 3. Staffel of J88, operating in support of the Nationalist cause during the Spanish Civil War. He claimed three victories in 147 missions during that conflict. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwertern for his achievements during that conflict. On his return to Germany, Oberleutnant Fözö was appointed Staffelkapitän of 10./JG72 operating Ar 68 biplane fighters. The unit was based at Böblingen at the outbreak of World War 2.

Fözö was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG71 on 16 July 1939. In October 1939, 2./JG71 was redesignated 4./JG51. Fözö recorded his first victory of World War 2 on 16 April 1940 when he shot down a tethered artillery-spotting balloon near Breisach during the French campaign. During the Battle of Britain, Fözö was particularly successful. Fözö was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG51 on 21 February 1941. By the time Fözö participated in the invasion of Russia, he had at least 15 victories to his credit. Hauptmann Fözö was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 2 July for 22 victories. He recorded his 24th victory on 11 July.

However, he was badly injured in a take-off accident at Stava Bychow the same day in Bf 109F-2 (W.Nr. 12836) Black <<- and was hospitalised for a lengthy period. Fözö returned to combat duty as Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG51, based on the Eastern front, on 3 May 1942. On 31 May, he was again badly injured in a landing accident at Tubelja in Bf 109F-2 (W.Nr. 8086). On recovery from his injuries, Fözö was appointed Kommodore of JG108 on 4 June 1944. He led the unit until 10 January 1945. Fözö died on 4 March 1979 at Wien. 'Joschko' Fözö was credited with 27 victories. He recorded three victories during the Spanish Civil War, 15 over the Western front and nine over the Eastern front.

Luftwaffe pilot List of aerial victories for Josef 'Joschko' Fözö

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 18.9.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
2 31.10.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
3 17.1.1939 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
4 16.4.1940 15:55 Fesselballon 4./JG51 W Breisach
5 8.7.1940 16:45 4./JG51 N Dover / Spitfire of 65Sqn, RAF flown by S/Ldr D Cook
6 13.7.1940 16:45 4./JG51 10km W Cap Gris Nez / Hurricane of 56Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt Cohlan, damaged
7 13.7.1940 16:45 4./JG51 10km W Cap Gris Nez / Hurricane of 56Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Whiteheld
8 31.7.1940 16:55 4./JG51 NW Dover / Spitfire of 74Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Gunn
9 8.8.1940 12:35 4./JG51 SE Folkestone / Spitfire of 64 or 610Sqn, RAF
10 15.8.1940 16:17 4./JG51 E Burnham-on-Crouch
11 16.8.1940 - 4./JG51 E Dover
12 16.8.1940 - 4./JG51 E Dover
13 16.8.1940 18:05 4./JG51 E Dover
14 18.8.1940 - 4./JG51 E Ramsgate / Hurricane of 501Sqn, RAF flown by S/Ldr Stoney
15 24.8.1940 9:35 4./JG51 NW Dover / Spitfire of 610Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Arnfield
16 26.8.1940 13:15 4./JG51 Canterbury / Spitfire of 616Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Moberlay
17 15.10.1940 9:32 4./JG51 London
18 9.4.1941 12:00 II./JG51 3km N Mardyck
19 29.6.1941 19:25 I-16 II./JG51 -
20 30.6.1941 10:35 R-10 II./JG51 -
21 30.6.1941 10:40 DB-3 II./JG51 -
22 30.6.1941 16:45 DB-3 II./JG51 -
23 30.6.1941 17:30 TB-6 II./JG51 -
24 1.7.1941 14:30 I-16 II./JG51 -
25 2.7.1941 14:32 SB-2 II./JG51 -
26 9.7.1941 15:15 I-16 II./JG51 -
27 11.7.1941 17:05 DB-3 II./JG51 -

Victories : 27
Awards : Ritterkreuz (2 July 1941)
Units : JG72, JG71, JG51

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Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz List of aerial victories for Josef 'Joschko' Fözö

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
16-Apr-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51 Fesselballon   15.55 West of Breisach
08-Jul-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   16.45 North of Dover
13-Jul-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   19.26 10km W. Cap Gris Nez
13-Jul-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   19.30 10km W. Cap Gris Nez
31-Jul-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   16.55 NW Dover
08-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   12.35 SE Folkestone
15-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   16.17 East of Burnham-on-Crouch
16-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51     East of Dover
16-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51     East of Dover
16-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   18.05 East of Dover
18-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51     East of Ramsgate
24-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   09.35 NW Dover
26-Aug-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   13.15 Canterbury
15-Oct-40 Josef Fozo 4./JG51   09.32 South of London
09-Apr-41 Josef Fozo Stab II/JG51 300m 12.00 3km North of Mardyck
29-Jun-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 R-Zet   19.25  
30-Jun-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 DB-3   16.45  
30-Jun-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 DB-3   10.40  
30-Jun-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 TB-6   17.30  
01-Jul-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 I-16 Rata   14.30  
02-Jul-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 SB-2   14.32  
09-Jul-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 I-16 Rata   15.15  
11-Jul-41 Josef Fozo Stab II./JG51 DB-3   17.05  

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Luftwaffe pilot Johann 'Hans' Illner

Units: 4./JG-51 (early '40, Friedrichshafen)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 'White 9', Bf 109E-3 WNr 1160 'White 2' (combat dam, force landing Le Tourquet 7/9/40),Bf 109E-1 WNr 4826 'White 6' (lost 11/5/40)

Remarks: POW after forced to bail during aerial combat over Laindon Essex. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire W of Le Touquet on 5 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire E of Dover on 9 July, 1940. His 3rd, a high-altitude PDU (Photo Recon) Spitfire # N3071 'PR IA', piloted by F/O Cecil Milne, S of Stuttgart on 10 July, 1940. When the engine gave out, the PR pilot managed to bail after putting his AC into a steep dive to destroy the equipment, becoming a POW immediately. His 4th a Hurricane SE of Dover on 14 July, 1940. A 5th a Hurricane 8 km NE of Dover on 20 July, 1940. A 6th a Spitfire N of Margate on 11 August, 1940. A 7th a Hurricane E of Dover on 16 August, 1940. An 8th (referred to as No.6 by OKL), a Hurricane E of Ashford on 24 August, 1940. A 9th (referred to as No.7 by OKL), a Spitfire NW of La Panne on 13 September, 1940. Two of the above victories must have been unconfirmed'. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Ilner (Perry Claims).

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 7 aerial victories for Hans Illner

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Spitfire   21:52 West of Le Touquet
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Hurricane   16:35 SE Dover
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Hurricane     8km NE Dover
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Spitfire   14:50 North of Margate
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Hurricane     East of Dover
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Hurricane   11:20 East of Ashford
Johann 'Hans' Illner 4./JG51 Spitfire     NW La Panne

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Kolbow

Units: Legion Condor, 3./JG-20(9/39), 6./JG-20(5/40), 9./JG-51(7/40), Stfkpt 5./JG-51(8/40) &6./JG-51(7/41)

Awards: RK(7/27/41 Post), Spanish Cross, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'Red 1'in Stf, Bf 109F-2 WNr 12804 'Blk 1'(dam), Bf 109F-2 WNr 8974 'Blk 6'(lost 7/16/41)

Remarks: KIA when he attempted to bail from his ground-fire damaged 'Black 6' S of Stara-Bychow, at 60 feet during the Battle for Smolensk. After being hit by Soviet bomber return fire, he made a force landing in 'Black 1' on 3 July, 1941 near Nowo-Hutkowo. 13 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 southeast of Antwerp, 12 May, 1940, I/JG-20's first victory in the West. His 2nd, a Spitfire NE of Calais on 29 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Skua northwest of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. Nos.4 & 5, a Spitfire and a Blenheim on 30 June, 1940, no location on either. His 6th a Spitfire 20 km SW of Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 8th a Spitfire SW of Dover on 8 August, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, two Spitfires N of Dover on 26 August, 1940. His first known Soviets victories, five SB-2's on 25 June, 1941, while serving in 5/JG-51. A double Soviet victory on 13 July, 1941; both DB-3's.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz Database: 28 of aerial victories for Hans Kolbow

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
12-May-40 Hans Kolbow 6./JG20 Potez 63   18.55 SE Antwerpen
29-May-40 Hans Kolbow 6./JG20   18.55 NE Calais
31-May-40 Hans Kolbow 3./JG20 Skua   21.10 NW Dunkirk
30-Jun-40 Hans Kolbow 3./JG20   15.45  
30-Jun-40 Hans Kolbow 3./JG20   12.50 South of St Omer
30-Jun-40 Hans Kolbow 3./JG20   15.45 West of Etaples
10-Jul-40 Hans Kolbow 9./JG51   15.05 20km SW Dover
19-Jul-40 Hans Kolbow 9./JG51   16.50 Folkestone
08-Aug-40 Hans Kolbow 9./JG51   12.55 SW Dover
26-Aug-40 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51     North of Dover
26-Aug-40 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51   13.10 North of Dover
15-Oct-40 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51   09.30 South of London
30-Oct-40 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 7000m 17.30 South of London
08-Apr-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 100m 13.16 Sheerness
25-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 SB-2   11.08  
25-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 SB-2   10.55  
25-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 SB-2   10.57  
25-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 SB-2   11.00  
25-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 SB-2   11.03  
30-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 I-16 Rata   13.00  
30-Jun-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 SB-2   17.43  
03-Jul-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 Vultee-11   19.36  
11-Jul-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 Pe-2   11.32  
11-Jul-41 hans Kolbow 5./JG51 Pe-2   12.10  
12-Jul-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 DB-3   17.56  
13-Jul-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 DB-3   17.43  
13-Jul-41 Hans Kolbow 5./JG51 DB-3   12.35  

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Luftwaffe pilot Hermann Segatz

Units: JG-26, Stab./JG-51(6/41 S.U.), 5./JG-51, Stfkpt 8./JG-5, Stfkpt 11./JG-1(1/42), Stab II./JG-1, Kdr II./JG-1(2/44)

Awards: DK-G(9/25/42), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'Black 3' &, Bf 109E-4 'Red(?) 6' both in 5/JG-51, Bf 109E-7 'Black 3' & Bf 109F-2 'Black 3' both in 8/JG-5, Fw 190A-7 WNr 430315 'White 23' (lost 3/8/44)

Remarks: KIA in 'White 23' during aerial combat with a P-47 south of Luckau. Buried in Bernberg.Saale Abt. 2/3/6. His first victory, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 7 July, 1940, while serving in 5/JG-51. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Cape Gris Nez on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Deal on 11 August, 1940. His 4th a Spitfire over the Thames on 30 October, 1940. His 5th a Spitfire at Deal on 28 November, 1940, still in 5/JG-51. His 1st Soviet victories, three B-26's at Brest Litovak, between Biala and Podlaska on 22 June, 1941. A Soviet Hurricane on 5 August, 1942, while in 8/JG-5. Two Soviet Hurricanes on 10 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 8 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 15 December, 1942. Three victories in JG-26, nos. 14, 15 & 16. His personal emblem was the Tyrolean Eagle. I've seen his name spelled with two 'e''s. His 14th victory, a Spitfire at Audruiq on 14 August, 1941. His 15th a Spitfire at Nieuport on 29 August, 1941. His 16th a Spitfire at Boulogne on 10/21/41. His 34th a B-24 5 km S of Damme on 21 February, 1944. His 37th a B-17 (HSS) S of Heilbronn on 25 February, 1944. His 40th and last victory, the same day as his death a B-17 (HSS) at Luben, N of Luckau, 8 March, 1944.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 28 aerial victories for Hermann Segatz

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Hermann Segatz 5./JG51 Spitfire   21:20 SW Dover
Monday, August 05, 1940 Hermann Segatz 5./JG51 Spitfire   09:56 North of Cap Gris Nez
Sunday, August 11, 1940 Hermann Segatz 5./JG51 Spitfire   09:05 Deal
Wednesday, October 30, 1940 Hermann Segatz 5./JG51 Spitfire     Thames Estuary
Thursday, November 28, 1940 Hermann Segatz 5./JG51 Spitfire   16:29 Deal
Sunday, June 22, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab JG51 Martin 4300m 12:30 Brest Litovsk z Biala-Podlaska
Sunday, June 22, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab JG51 Martin 4300m 12:30 Brest Litovsk z Biala-Podlaska
Sunday, June 22, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab JG51 Martin 4300m 12:30 Brest Litovsk z Biala-Podlaska
Tuesday, June 24, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG51 SB-2   17:52  
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG51 SB-2   15:30  
Monday, June 30, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG51 SB-2   13:51  
Saturday, July 05, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG51 I-16 Rata   18:40  
Sunday, July 13, 1941 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG51 BC-12   19:00  
Thursday, August 14, 1941 Hermann Segatz 4./JG26 Spitfire   15:45 Audruiq
Monday, September 29, 1941 Hermann Segatz 4./JG26 Spitfire   08:34 Nieuport
Tuesday, October 21, 1941 Hermann Segatz 4./JG26 Spitfire   13:10 Boulogne
Wednesday, August 05, 1942 Hermann Segatz 8./JG5 Hurricane 2000m 12:40 39 123
Monday, August 10, 1942 Hermann Segatz 8./JG5 Hurricane 800m 18:43 20 854
Monday, August 10, 1942 Hermann Segatz 8./JG5 Hurricane 500m 18:47 20 854
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Hermann Segatz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 11:34 36 Ost 2922
Tuesday, December 15, 1942 Hermann Segatz 8./JG5 Yak-1 5500m 10:56 37 Ost/2085
Monday, February 21, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-24 Liberator   14:50 05 Ost S/GR-2 5km S Damme
Tuesday, February 22, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12:25 JN-7 (Raum Kleve)
Tuesday, February 22, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss 6000m 12:45 05 Ost S/KO ostw Wesel
Friday, February 25, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss   13:20 05 Ost S/UT-2/5/8 South Heilbronn
Monday, March 06, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-17 Fortress   12:08 05 Ost S/FR-2 East of Lingen
Monday, March 06, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12:10 FR-3 to FS (E Diepholz)
Wednesday, March 08, 1944 Hermann Segatz Stab II./JG1 B-24 Liberator Hss 8000m 14:20 JH-4 Luben N Luckau

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Luftwaffe pilot Horst 'Jakob' Tietzen

Hauptmann Horst 'Jakob' Tietzen was born on 19 July 1912 at Neu-Ostwalter in the Neumark region of Mark Brandenburg. Leutnant Tietzen received his first taste of combat, with 3. Staffel of J 88 of the Condor Legion, in the

He recorded his first victory on 19 July 1938, when he shot down a Republican I-16 fighter. He then recorded a further six victories operating with 1. Staffel. Tietzen was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwerten for his accomplishments in this conflict. In mid-August 1939, Tietzen was appointed Staffelkapitän of 5./JG51. He recorded his first victory of World War 2 on 20 April 1940, when he shot down a French Bloch MB.174 twin-engine reconnaissance aircraft near Saarburg, although he mis-identified the victory as a Potez 63. Tietzen was to be particularly successful during the Battle of Britain.

He recorded his 10th victory of World War 2 on 25 July 1940, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Dover. On 15 August, Tietzen shot down three RAF Hurricane fighters to record his 15th through 17th victories of World War 2. He became the fourth German fighter pilot to record 20 victories on 18 August. On , Tietzen was shot down and killed in aerial combat with RAF Hurricane fighters over the Thames Estuary. His body later washed ashore at Calais in France. Tietzen was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz and promotion to the rank of Hauptmann on 20 August.

Horst Tietzen was credited with 27 victories. He recorded seven victories during the

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 19.7.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
2 20.9.1938 - I-16 1. J/88 Spain
3 20.9.1938 - I-16  1. J/88 Spain
4 27.9.1938 - I-16  1. J/88 Spain
5 27.9.1938 - I-16  1. J/88 Spain
6 21.12.1938 - I-16  1. J/88 Spain
7 29.12.1938 - I-16  1. J/88 Spain
8 20.4.1940 11:50 Potez 63 5./JG51 N Saarburg / Bloch MB 174 (No 31) of GR I/52 of Armée de l'Air flown by S/L Fevrier, crew of 3 killed
9 14.6.1940 20:15 Battle 5./JG51 Évreux
10 27.6.1940 20:10 5./JG51 S Dover
11 4.7.1940 14:45 5./JG51 NE Dover
12 9.7.1940 17:00 5./JG51 NE Margate
13 13.7.1940 19:30 5./JG51 SE Dover
14 14.7.1940 16:10 5./JG51 SE Dover
15 18.7.1940 10:55 5./JG51 15km N Calais / Spitfire I (P9452) 'DW-Z' of 610Sqn, RAF flown by P/O P Litchfield, killed
16 20.7.1940 19:15 5./JG51 SE Dover / Hurricane of 32Sqn, RAF, damaged
17 25.7.1940 17:10 5./JG51 Dover
18 29.7.1940 8:35 5./JG51 5km N Dover
19 31.7.1940 16:55 5./JG51 Dover / Spitfire of 74Sqn, RAF
20 11.8.1940 14:48 5./JG51 E Colchester
21 11.8.1940 14:50 5./JG51 Thames Estuary
22 15.8.1940 12:40 5./JG51 Folkestone
23 15.8.1940 12:41 5./JG51 Folkestone
24 15.8.1940 - 5./JG51 S Harwich
25 16.8.1940 13:25 5./JG51 E Canterbury
26 16.8.1940 - 5./JG51 SW Ramsgate
27 18.8.1940 - 5./JG51 -

Victories : 27
Awards : Ritterkreuz (20 August 1940)
Units : J/88, JG51

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 27 aerial victories for Horst Tietzen

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
20-Apr-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51 Potez 63   11.50 North of Saarburg
20-Apr-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51 Potez 63   11.50 North of Saarburg
14-Jun-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51 Fairey Battle   20.15 evreux
14-Jun-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51 Fairey Battle   20.15 Evreux
27-Jun-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   20.10  
27-Jun-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   20.10 South of Dover
04-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   14.45 NW Dover
09-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   17.00 NE Margate
13-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   19.30  
13-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   19.30  
14-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   16.10 SE Dover
18-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   10.55 15km North of Calais
20-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   19.15 SE Dover
25-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   17.10 Dover
29-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   08.35 North of Dover
31-Jul-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   16.55 Dover
11-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   14.48 East of Colchester
11-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   14.50 Thames Estuary
15-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   12.40 Folkestone
15-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   12.41 Folkestone
15-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51     South of Harwich
16-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51   13.25 East of Canterbury
16-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51     SW Ramsgate
18-Aug-40 Horst Tietzen 5./JG51     East of Ramsgate

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Luftwaffe pilot Josef 'Pips' Priller

Josef 'Pips' Priller was born on 27 July 1915 at Ingolstadt in Bayern. In 1935, Fahnenjunker Priller was serving in Infanterieregiment 19. Obergähnrich Priller transferred to the Luftwaffe and began his flying training at Salzwedel in October 1936. On 1 April 1937, Leutnant Priller was posted to I./JG135. In November 1938 the unit was redesignated I./JG233 and again on 1 May 1939 to I./JG51. In July 1939, he was serving with I./JG71 which was to be redesignated II./JG51 in October 1939. On 1 October 1939, Priller was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG51. He gained his first victories on 28 May 1940 over Dunkirk in aerial combat with RAF fighters. He claimed six victories during the French campaign, including his 6th on 25 June, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Desvres. By the end of August his victory total stood at 15. On 17 October, Oberleutnant Priller claimed his 20th victory resulting in the award of the Ritterkreuz on 19 October. He claimed at least fourteen victories in the Battle of Britain.

On 20 November 1940, Priller was transferred as Staffelkapitän to 1./JG26, succeeding Oberleutnant Eberhard Henrici (7 victories) who had been lost in aerial combat over the Channel three days previously. Despite much combat with the British, Priller was unable to add to his score before the end of the year. That winter, JG26 was withdrawn from the Channel front back to Germany for a rest. On his return to the Channel Priller enjoyed a remarkable run of victories between 16 June and 11 July 1941 shooting down 19 RAF aircraft, including 17 Spitfire fighters, to bring his victory total to 39. On 14 July, Priller shot down his 40th victim. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 28) on 19 October for 41 victories. Hauptmann Priller became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG26 on 6 December 1941. By the end of 1941 Priller's score stood at 58.

He recorded his 60th victory on 27 March 1942 and his 70th victory on 5 May.By the end of 1942 Priller had 81 confirmed victories to his tally. On 11 January 1943, Priller became Kommodore of JG26, replacing Major Gerhard Schöpfel (45 victories, RK) who was taking up a staff role. He was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 73) on 2 July 1944. Oberstleutnant Priller brought up his 100th victory on 18 July 1944 when he brought down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber. On 1 January 1945, Priller led JG26 and III./JG54 in the attack on the Allied airfields, codenamed Operation Bodenplatte, at Brussels-Evére and Brussels-Grimbergen. On 28 January, Priller was appointed Inspekteur der Jagdflieger Ost, a position that required he cease operational flying and which he held until the end of the war. Post-war 'Pips' Priller managed the family brewery business. He died on 20 May 1961 at Böbing in Oberbayern following a heart attack.

Josef 'Pips' Priller flew 1,307 combat missions to achieve 101 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front and include 11 four-engine bombers. He was the most succesful pilot in battles with Spitfires claiming at least 68 of them.

Luftwaffe pilot Aerial victories for Josef 'Pips' Priller

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

Victories : 101
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (9 December 1941)
Ritterkreuz (19 October 1940)
Eichenlaub (20 July 1941)
Schwertern (20 December 1941)
Units : JG51, JG26
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Luftwaffe pilot Aisbiz database of 101 aerial victories for Josef Priller

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

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Luftwaffe pilot Fritz Beeck

Units: 6./JG-51 (8/40 Channel)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 5587 'Yellow 10' (lost )

Remarks: POW after being shot down over East Langdon, Kent, England, belly landing alongside the Dover-Deal Road. His one known victory, a Spitfire E of Dungeness on 7 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Cape Gris Nez on 29 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire along the English coast on 15 August, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane E of Margate on 24 August, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 4 aerial victories for Fritz Beeck

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Jul-40 Fritz Beeck 6./JG51   21.40 East of Dungeness
29-Jul-40 Fritz Beeck 6./JG51     West of Cap Gris Nez
15-Aug-40 Fritz Beeck 6./JG51     engl kuste
24-Aug-40 Fritz Beeck 6./JG51   13.55 East of Margate

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Luftwaffe pilot Arthur Haase

Units: 6./JG-51

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'Yellow 3'

Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire northwest of Dunkirk, 28 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane southwest of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire N of Dover on 29 July, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane E of Clacton on 15 August, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database of 4 aerial victories for Arthur Haase

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Arthur Haase 6./JG51   13:09 NW Dunkirk
02-Jun-40 Arthur Haase 6./JG51   21:11 SW Dunkirk
29-Jul-40 Arthur Haase 6./JG51   08:43 North of Dover
15-Aug-40 Arthur Haase 6./JG51   16:15 East of Clacton

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Eduard Hemmerling

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Eduard Hemmerling

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109 E-3 WNr 1342 'Yellow 8' (lost)

Remarks: KIA (Jager Blatt 5/2002); shot down by Spitfires and crashing in sand at Cape Blanc Nez in the Calais area. His 2nd, a Blenheim NW of Cape Gris Nez on 9 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Cape Gris Nez on 29 July, 1940. After the war, 'Yellow 8' was recovered from the sand and restored to flying condition in 2003 (Jager Blatt 1/2003).

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Eduard Hemmerling 6./JG51   21:55 NW Folkestone
Tuesday, July 09, 1940 Eduard Hemmerling 6./JG51   07:55 NW Cap Gris Nez
Monday, July 29, 1940 Eduard Hemmerling 6./JG51   08:55 West of Cap Gris Nez

Luftwaffe made 9 claims on 7th July 1940

Date Campaign Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Location Time
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Ofw. Arthur Dau [4] 7./JG51 6km South of Dover 14:09
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Uffz. Eduard Hemmerling [1] 6./JG51 NW Folkestone 21:55
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Ofw. Fritz Beeck [1] 6./JG51 East of Dungeness 21:40
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Ltn. Harald Jung [2] 7./JG51 5km South of Dover 14:07
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Ltn. Herbert Huppertz [2] 6./JG51 NW Dungeness 21:38
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Ltn. Hermann Segatz [1] 5./JG51 Spitfire SW Dover 21:20
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Ltn. Hermann Striebel [3] 5./JG51 Spitfire South of Hastings 21:32
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Uffz. Robert Fuchs [1] 7./JG51 6km South of Dover 14:10
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Battle of Britain Oblt. Walter Oesau [6] 7./JG51 5km South of Dover 14:05

British official losses where 6, one was by friendly fire 7th July 1940

Date Pilot Name Unit A/C Type Serial Remarks
Sunday, July 07, 1940 P/O A.R. McL Campbell 54Sqn R6711 Wounded Patrol, take off 1300. Shot down by Me 109 off Deal.
Sunday, July 07, 1940 P/O E.J.Coleman 54Sqn P9390 Wounded Patrol, take off 1300. Shot down by Me 109 off Deal. Aircraft salavged and became instructional airframe 2111M Oct 1940
Sunday, July 07, 1940 F/O G.V. Proudman 65Sqn R6615 KIA Convoy Patrol, take off 2015. Shot down by Me 109 near Folkestone
Sunday, July 07, 1940 P/O N.J. Brisbane 65Sqn R6609 KIA Convoy Patrol, take off 2015. Shot down by Me 109 off Folkestone
Sunday, July 07, 1940 Sgt P.S. Hayes 65Sqn N3129 KIA Convoy Patrol, take off 2015. Shot down by Me 109 near Folkestone
Sunday, July 07, 1940 S/Ldr J.D.C. Joslin 79Sqn P2756 KFF Patrol, take off 2050. Shot down in flames by Spitfires [How sad is that !]

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Luftwaffe pilot Walter Stengel - Walter (Walther?) Stengel

Units: 6./JG-51 (6/40 France), Stfkpt 6./JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 1./JGr. Ost

Awards: DK-G(8/21/42), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold with Pendant

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'Yellow 10', Bf 109F

Remarks: Barbarossa pilot. Flugzeugführer from 1939-1943 in JG-51. 550 combat missions. His first victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane 10 km SW of Dover on 15 October, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 27 October, 1940. His first Soviet victory, an I-18 on 22 June, 1941. Another known victory was a Soviet I-16 downed 5 July, 1941over the German airfield at Bobruysk S.U.. An I-61 on 25 September, 1941. A TB-3 on 5 October, 1941. An R-3 on 13 October, 1941. Another R-3 on 22 October, 1941. An R-3 on 6 November, 1941. An R-3 on 4 December, 1941. An I-61 on 26 February, 1942. A MiG-3 on 5 April, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. Another Il-2 30 km NE of Shisdra on 6 July, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories. Deceased 9 May, 1998.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 18 aerial victories for Walter Stengel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, October 15, 1940 Walter Stengel 6./JG51   13:12 10km SW Dover
Sunday, October 27, 1940 Walter Stengel 6./JG51   15:05 Folkestone
Tuesday, June 24, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 SB-2   17:13  
Sunday, June 22, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 I-18   07:27  
Thursday, September 25, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 I-61   12:32  
Sunday, October 05, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 TB-3   14:20  
Monday, October 06, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 Pe-2   12:58  
Tuesday, October 07, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 R-3   13:05  
Monday, October 13, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 R-3   16:10  
Wednesday, October 22, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 R-3   10:07  
Thursday, November 06, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 R-3   15:25  
Thursday, December 04, 1941 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 R-3   10:35  
Wednesday, February 04, 1942 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 I-16 Rata   12:06  
Thursday, February 05, 1942 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik   13:04  
Thursday, February 26, 1942 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 I-61   11:35  
Sunday, April 05, 1942 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 MiG-3   10:52  
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik   18:08  
Monday, July 06, 1942 Walter Stengel 6./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 13:40 30km NE Shisdra

 

 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/