IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - JG51

10 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 10./JG51 weisse 2 flown by Bernd Gallowitsch Werk Nr 6372 Mannheim-Sandhofen, Germany 1941

Photo 01: This aircraft was flown by Luftwaffe ace Bernd Gallowitsch. 10./JG51 was fromed from 1./JG77 and since the kill markings is around 7 this aircraft would of been based at Mannheim-Sandhofen in Germany. Early in the new year, JG51 began adorning its aircraft with the new buzzard's head emblem, although the people in the photo block out important areas and the full markings can't be seen.

11 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 11./JG51 (B5++) Uffz. Heinz Klopper 1940 01

Photo's 01-02: On 21 November 1940, I./JG77 was redesignated IV./JG51 and was the last Gruppe of that Geschwader to re-equip with the Bf 109E This 'Black 5' was flown by Uffz. Heinz Klopper of 11./JG51, and the cross behind the fuselage Balkenkreuz is the symbol used at this time to identify aircraft of the IV. Gruppe. Klapper had originally flown with 2./JG77 and in mid-April 1941, shortly after this photograph was taken, was promoted to Feldwebel. He scored his first victory on 5 October 1940 but claimed no more until JG51 went to Russia. Then, however, he became most successful. He was awarded the RK on 4 September 1942 and later became Staffelkapitan of 7./JG1. As an Oberleutnant with 94 victories, Klapper was killed on 29 November 1943.

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Bernd Gallowitsch

Units: KG-100, JG-77, 10./JG-51 (5/41), 12./JG-51, I/EJG-2, JG-7, Stfkpt 7 & 4./JG-1 (5/45)

Awards: RK(1/24/42), EP(9/15/41), EK 1 &2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E WNr 6372 'White 2' in 10/JG-51, Bf 109F, Me 262, He 162 (4/45)

Remarks: Plus 23 Tanks destroyed. Seroiusly wounded in 1942. 840 missions. Five victories in the West. His first known victory, a Spitfire in the Cranbrook England area on 7 September, 1940, while serving in 1/JG-51. His 3rd per OKL, a Hurricane on 12 October, 1940, no location. His 4th a Spitfire 5 km E of Dover on 6 May, 1941. His 5th a Hurricane 15 km E of Deal on 21 May, 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. Two DB-3's on 29 June, 1941. A DB-3 and a SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. Two I-15 Rata's on 10 October, 1941. An R-3 and an I-15 Rata on 4 November, 1941. An I-61 and an R-3 on 14 November, 1941. Another double on 15 November, 1941; an An-2 and an I-61. Bowers/Lednicer, 64 victories. Deceased 23 December, 1983.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database of 33 aerial victories for Bernd Gallowitsch

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07 Sep 1940 Bernd Gallowitsch 1./JG51   18:45  
12 Oct 1940 Bernd Gallowitsch 1./JG77   11:22  
06 May 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51   14:15  
21 May 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51   18:05 10-15km E Deal
22 Jun 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 I-153   07:10  
24 Jun 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 DB-3   09:28  
29 Jun 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 DB-3   17:12  
29 Jun 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 DB-3   17:23  
30 Jun 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 DB-3   06:25  
30 Jun 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 SB-2   12:00  
03 Jul 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 SB-2   18:20  
03 Jul 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 SB-2   18:23  
04 Jul 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 SB-2   15:08  
26 Jul 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 I-153   10:40  
31 Jul 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 R-3   09:45  
01 Aug 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 SB-2   14:20  
01 Aug 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 SB-2   14:23  
02 Aug 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 I-16 Rata   12:05  
04 Aug 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 10./JG51 R-3   12:20  
10 Oct 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 I-15 Rata   14:28  
10 Oct 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 I-15 Rata   14:30  
11 Oct 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 I-61   11:15  
12 Oct 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 PS-84   12:40  
24 Oct 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 DB-3A   11:20  
04 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 R-3   08:57  
04 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 I-15 Rata   15:10  
05 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 R-3   07:20  
14 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 I-61   10:45  
14 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 R-3   09:50  
15 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 An-2   08:40  
15 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 I-61   15:05  
18 Nov 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 LaGG-3   14:45  
15 Dec 1941 Bernd Gallowitsch 12./JG51 LaGG-3   14:38  

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Luftwaffe pilot Heinrich 'Heinz' Klöpper

Units: 2./JG-77 (3/40), 11./JG-51 (7/41 S.U.), I./JG-2 (4/43), Stfkpt 7./JG-1 (5/43-11/43)

Awards: RK(9/4/42), DK-G(9/7/42), EP(10/20/41), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Badge(6/25/43), Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 WNr 20272 'Wh 1' (lost 11/13/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 WNr 410106 'Wh 1' (lost 11/29/43)

Remarks: KIA after aerial combat with P-38's of the 55FG over the Zuider Lake Holland. He crashed into the Westrand Zuiderzee, along with both wingmen, on the return flight this day due to low cloud ceiling. Dutch researchers place the crashsite outheast of Vollenhove, at 'De Oldenhof' (DeSwart). No known grave. 8 bombers. 8 victories in the West. His 1st, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 5 October, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 22 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 27 October, 1941; both LaGG-3's. Another double on 5 July, 1942; an Il-2 and an I-16 Rata. Five victories on 7 July, 1942,\; two LaGG-3's and three MiG-3's. Another 5 victories on 4 August, 1942; a MiG-3, a Pe-2 and three Il-2's. A Pe-2 and four MiG-3's on 7 November, 1942. Approximately 500 combat missions. His 91st, a B-17 off Hamstede on 5 November, 1943. His 92nd, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943. His 93rd victim, a B-24 'DN-4' # 42- 40749 'Sack-Time Sally' on 26 November, 1943. Klöpper is believed to be the pilot who downed Frank Murphy's B-17F #42-30725 of 100BG, 350 BS on 10 October, 1943. His 94th and final victory, a P-38 at Hasselt, S of Meppen, on 29 November, 1943. Photo

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 93 aerial victories for Heinrich 'Heinz' Klöpper

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Wednesday, May 15, 1940 Heinrich Klopper 2./JG77 Morane 406   - -
Saturday, October 05, 1940 Heinrich Klopper 2./JG77 Spitfire 6000m 12:35 Dungeness
Friday, July 11, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Pe-2   10:32  
Friday, July 11, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-16 Rata   15:35  
Wednesday, July 16, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 DB-3   10:14  
Saturday, July 26, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 DB-3   09:12  
Monday, August 04, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Pe-2   08:30  
Saturday, August 09, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-16 Rata   18:20  
Saturday, August 09, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Pe-2   18:55  
Saturday, August 09, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 SB-3   11:20  
Wednesday, August 13, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-18   09:58  
Thursday, August 14, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-18   15:30  
Monday, September 08, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-18   05:40  
Tuesday, September 09, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 R-3   12:50  
Tuesday, September 09, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 DB-3   14:40  
Tuesday, September 09, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 DB-3   14:55  
Monday, October 06, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Pe-2   13:20  
Monday, October 06, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-18   17:00  
Sunday, October 12, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-18   16:05  
Monday, October 27, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   15:23  
Monday, October 27, 1941 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   15:20  
Friday, May 29, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   13:25  
Thursday, June 04, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3   15:10  
Saturday, June 13, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3   12:35  
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik   11:30  
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 I-16 Rata   11:45  
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3   16:55  
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3   17:10  
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   13:40  
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   13:30  
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3   17:16  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   05:52  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   05:53  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   05:57  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3   19:45  
Monday, July 13, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3   16:02  
Monday, July 27, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 06:00 1km E Mosalsk
Saturday, August 01, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11:15 47 544
Saturday, August 01, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 U-2 50m 11:22 47 524
Saturday, August 01, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 600m 11:07 47 544
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 1800m 14:45 47 554
Monday, August 03, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 300m 10:00 47 571
Monday, August 03, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 09:20 47 563
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 05:20 47 833
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 15:25 47 834
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 05:27 47 863
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 18:35 47 851
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 05:25 47 861
Wednesday, August 05, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 11:30 47 833
Wednesday, August 05, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 2500m 11:35 47 861
Sunday, August 09, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Hurricane 1000m 12:10 47 873
Sunday, August 09, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Hurricane 1000m 12:12 47 874
Sunday, August 09, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 800m 06:00 47 853
Monday, August 10, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 50m 07:50 47 844
Tuesday, August 18, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 600m 17:00 56 721
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m   47 542
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 300m 18:00 47 843
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 18:15 47 594
Monday, August 24, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 07:30 47 732
Monday, August 24, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 800m 12:17 47 842
Tuesday, August 25, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 LaGG-3 1200m 06:40 47 553
Wednesday, October 28, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 14:20 SW Staraya-Forogo
Wednesday, October 28, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Yak-1 1500m 15:03 NE USSWjatoye
Thursday, October 29, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 1000m 15:15 SE Vitebsk
Thursday, October 29, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 200m 15:20 SE Surazh (Bryansk)
Friday, October 30, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 1500m 10:15 SE Vitebsk
Friday, October 30, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 50m 10:38 NE Surazh (Bryansk)
Friday, October 30, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 1000m 10:20 SE Vitebsk
Saturday, November 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 12:20 17 724
Saturday, November 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 Pe-2 6500m 07:32 16 272
Saturday, November 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 3000m 07:41 17 753
Saturday, November 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 07:43 17 741
Saturday, November 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 3500m 07:50 17 733
Saturday, November 07, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 700m 08:10 17 744
Wednesday, November 11, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 3000m 12:16 17 754
Wednesday, November 11, 1942 Heinrich Klopper 11./JG51 MiG-3 3400m 12:18 17 722
Sunday, October 10, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 15:19 22km NE Munster
Sunday, October 10, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 15:19 22km NE Munster
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress      
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m - -
Wednesday, November 03, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress   13:20 05 Ost S/BR 78500m
Wednesday, November 03, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m - -
Wednesday, November 03, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 8500m 13:10 05 Ost/S BR 7
Wednesday, November 03, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress      
Friday, November 05, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 3000m 13:54 KH-1 (off Hamstede)
Friday, November 05, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13:54 KH-1 (off Hamstede)
Saturday, November 13, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 P-38 Lightning      
Saturday, November 13, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 P-38 Lightning   - -
Friday, November 26, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-24 Liberator 5500m 13:10 DN-4
Friday, November 26, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 B-24 Liberator   13:10 DN-4
Monday, November 29, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 P-38 Lightning   14:15 FN-45 (Hasselt S Meppen)
Monday, November 29, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 Weather     Weather
Monday, November 29, 1943 Heinrich Klopper 7./JG1 P-38 Lightning   14:15 FN-4.5 (Hasselt S. Meppen)

 

 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/