2nd Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 2./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG52 (Red 1+) Hans Berthel Bonn-Hangelar October 6, 1939

"Red 1" a Bf 109E, Werk Nr 3335 at Bonn-Hangelar on October 6, 1939. With this aircraft Leutnant Hans Berthel made the first air victory of the I/ JG 52, a French LeO 451. Last of his 6 victim on September 07, 1940, Spitfire. POW from September 15, 1940.

3rd Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 3./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 3./JG 52 Mannheim-Sandhofen Winter 1939-1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG52 Yellow 1 taking off from Bonn Hangelar AF October 1939

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E4 3./JG52 Yellow 2 Ulrich Steinhilper WNr 2798 Coquelles France Oct 1940 POW

Photo: This Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG52 Sktz BE+IG flown by Ulrich Steinhilper has the two tone colour scheme RLM 70-71 with RLM 65 underneath

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG52 Yellow 2 Dietrich Wickop Bonn Hangelar AF October 1939

Book Source: Jagdwaffe Vol 1 Section 3 - Poland and France 1940 - 259. This was Dietrich Wickop first assigned aircraft when he was based in Bonn Hangelar AF Germany October 1939. This may well have been Ulrich Steinhilper aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG52 Yellow 15 Dietrich Wickop Bonn Hangelar AF October 1939

Book Source: Jagdwaffe Vol 1 Section 3 - Poland and France 1940 - 260. This was Dietrich Wickop first assigned aircraft when he was based in Bonn Hangelar AF Germany October 1939

5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 5./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 5.JG52 Red 1 Oblt. August Wilhelm Schumann based in Mannheim Sandhofen Nov-Dec 1939

Profile: Avions 189 Page 14

Messerschmitt Bf 109E Bf 109 E-7 (B4+) Fw. Ludwig Bielmeier WNr 5930 shot down Kent POW 01

Photo 01: The remains of Fw. Ludwig Bielmaier's Bf 109E-7 of 5,/JG52 which was shot down on POW while escorting about fifty Bf 109 Jabos to London. Fw. Bielmaier was flying as Rottenhund to Lt. Gunther Witt when they were attacked by ten Spitfires which dived from above and behind. Hit in the radiator, Bielmaier dived, then climbed in an attempt to get onto his attacker's tail. However, this manoeuvre failed and the Spitfire attacked him again, hitting the engine. Bielmaier baled out at 4,000 ft and was captured unwounded. His aircraft, coded '4' and carrying the Staffel's red devil with bow and arrow emblem, crashed into Mereworth Wood near West Mailing in Kent and was completely wrecked.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG 52 (Red 8+) Ludwig Bielmeier France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 5./JG52 Red 8 belly landed France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 5./JG52 Red 13 flown by Ali Griener France winter 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 5./JG52 (Red 13+) Albert Griener force landed Rehlingen Germany 25th May 1940

Rehlingen is a municipality in the district of Lüneburg, in Lower Saxony, Germany

8. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 8./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 8./JG52 Red 7+~ Hopstaden Germany 1940

 
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COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 3/.JG52 Sktz BE+IG Ulrich Steinhilper 1939

COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 3/.JG52 Y2 Dietrich Wickop Aug 1939 RLM7071

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COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 3/.JG52 Yellow 1 Germany 1939 RLM7071

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COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 3/.JG52 Yellow 8 Bonn Aug 1939 B

COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 3/.JG52 Yellow 8 Germany 1939 RLM7071

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Berthel - Hans (or Heinz) Berthel

Units: 2/JG-52 (10/39), Stab I/JG-52 (9/40 Channel)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3335 'Red 1' (10/39 Bonn-Hangelar), Bf 109E-4 WNr 3181 (lost 9/15/40)

Remarks: POW 15 September, 1940; aerial combat in Bf 109E-4, Wk# 3181. Wk# 3335 'Red 1', was appropriately named since Berthel scored JG-52's 1st Victory, 6 Oct., 1939, over a LeO-451, a French Reconnaissance bomber, 9 km south of Wachendorf. 2 Staffel later changed color to 'Black'. Nos.2 & 3, both Hurricanes near Kenley on 31 August, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 5th a Hurricane over England on 5 September, 1940. His 6th a Spitfire at Faversham on 7 September, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 6 aerial victories for Hans Berthel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
06-Oct-39 Hans Berthel 2./JG52 LeO 451   13.40 9km S WachendoRG
31-Aug-40 Hans Berthel Stab I./JG52 4500-5000m 13.50 vor Kenley
31-Aug-40 Hans Berthel Stab I./JG52   19.25 vor Kenley
01-Sep-40 Hans Berthel Stab I./JG52 5000-6000m 11.45 Sittingbourne
05-Sep-40 Hans Berthel Stab I./JG52   11.05  
07-Sep-40 Hans Berthel Stab I./JG52 4500-5000m 17.50 Faversham

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Luftwaffe pilot Ulrich Steinhilper

Units: 3/JG-52 (Channel)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109B-4 'Yellow 6' and 'Yellow 14', Bf 109E-4 WNr 2798 'Yellow 2' (lost 10/27/40)

Remarks: POW after bailing out over Canterbury, 25 km north of Dover, during aerial combat in 'Yellow 2'. Promptly captured by Canadian soldiers billeted in England. Interned January, 1941 at Camp # 30 at Bowmanville, near Toronto with von Werra. Attempted three escapes, making it as far as NY, but re-captured each time. After the 3rd attempt in April, 1942, he felt as if he had done his duty, and remained a POW the remainder of the war. Interviewed on the Discovery Channels Great Escape Program, including some of his home movies. His first victories were three Spitfires on the ground at RAF Manston before ever scoring his first aerial victory. His first victory, a Hurricane near Tilbury on 18 September, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, two Spitfires NE of Dover on 24 September, 1940. His 4th a Spitfire at Ashford on 30 September, 1940. His 5th a Blenheim 5 km NW of Calais on 4 October, 1940. 150 missions. Magnus.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 5 aerial victories for Ulrich Steinhilper

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Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Wednesday, September 18, 1940 Ulrich Steinhilper 3./JG52   18:10  
Tuesday, September 24, 1940 Ulrich Steinhilper 3./JG52 2500m 14:40 NE Dover
Tuesday, September 24, 1940 Ulrich Steinhilper 3./JG52 2500m 14:45 NE Dover
Monday, September 30, 1940 Ulrich Steinhilper 3./JG52 5000m 14:35 Ashford
Friday, October 04, 1940 Ulrich Steinhilper 3./JG52   14:30 5km NW Calais

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Luftwaffe pilot Ludwig Bielmeier

Units: 2./JG-52, 5./JG-52 (10/40)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'Red 7' in Staffel, Bf 109E-7 WNr 5930 'Black 4' (lost 10/20/40)

Remarks: POW after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 41 Sq., piloted by F/O M.P Brown, crashing at Mereworth Wood. His first victory, a Spitfire NE of London on in 2/JG-52. Alternate spelling: Bielmeyer.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victories for

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Ludwig Bielmeier 5./JG52 Spitfire 6700m 09:45 NE London

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Luftwaffe pilot Albert (or Alfred) Griener

Units: 5 & 2./JG-52 (5/40), 2./JG-1 (9/41), 9./JG-1 (5/42), 2./JG-11 (1/44), 10./JG-11 (4/44), III./JG-7 (4/45)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E & F 'Red 13' in JG-52, Fw 190A, Me 262 in JG-7

Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a Battle SW of Sedan on 14 May, 1940, His 2nd, a Spitfire at London on 20 October, 1940. A 'damaged' Hurricane on 29 October, 1940, no location. These three while in JG-52. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Borkum on 5 September, 1941. His 6th, a Blenheim 25 km south of Linterner on 17 May, 1942. His 7th, a B-24 on 5 January, 1944. Another B-17 at Weimaron on 20 February, 1944. A B-24 on 24 April, 1944, no location. One Me 262 victory, a P-51 on 10 April, 1945. Alternate spelling: Greiner (Magnus).

Asisbiz database list of 9 aerial victories for Albert (or Alfred) Griener

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Albert Griener 5./JG52 Fairey Battle   19:15 SW Sedan
Sunday, October 20, 1940 Albert Griener 5./JG52 Spitfire   15:49 South of London
Tuesday, October 29, 1940 Albert Griener 5./JG52 Hurricane      
Friday, September 5, 1941 Albert Griener 2./JG1 Blenheim     Borkum
Monday, September 15, 1941 Albert Griener 2./JG1 Blenheim 200m - Borkum
Sunday, May 17, 1942 Albert Griener 9./JG1 Blenheim   20:17 25km South Lindesnes
Sunday, February 20, 1944 Albert Griener 2./JG11 B-17 Fortress 6000m   MC-MD Weimar
Monday, April 24, 1944 Albert Griener 10./JG11 B-24 Liberator      
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Albert Griener Stab III./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - -

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Luftwaffe pilot Leo Zaunbracher some sources have Leo Zaunbracher

Units: 5/JG-52 (Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3367 'Red 14' (lost 8/12/40)

Remarks: POW after being damaged during aerial combat and belly landing at Berwick, Sussex. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 south of Zweibrüchen, 24 March, 1940. A 2nd, a French Battle SW of Sedan on 14 May, 1940. Alternate spelling: Zaunbracher.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz Database of 2 aerial victories for Leo Zaunbracher/Leo Zaunbracher

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Leo Zaunbracher 5./JG52 Potez 63   15:45 S Zweibrucken
Leo Zaunbracher 5./JG52   19:15 SW Sedan

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Luftwaffe pilot Fritz Dietrich Wickop

Units: 2./JG-2 (12/40), 1./JG-11, 4./JG-1 (10/42), Stfkpt 5./JG-1 (3/43), Kdr II./JG-1 (4/43)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 WNr 5552 (20% combat dam 4/5/43), Fw 190A-5 WNr 7328 'Black 1' (lost)

Remarks: KIA in aerial combat with a P-47 piloted by Lt Charles R. Brown, 78FG (POW 5/16/43) over the North Sea in his A-5, crashing into the North Sea off Vlissingen Holland (DeSwart). Buried Ysselsteyn, BB/8/190. 3 B-17 bombers. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 29 January, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire 15 km east of Lowestoft on 1 February, 1943. His 4th a B-17 10 km east of Den Helder on 4 February, 1943. Other known victories: a B-17 on 5 April, 1943 (unconfirmed); two Spitfires on 16 April, 1943, 6 km west of Vlissingen; a Spitfire on 28 April, 1943, 30 km west of Bergen am See, Norway; his 10th a Spitfire flown by Norwegian Flt Lt. Marius Eriksen (POW) 2 km north of Wissekerke on 2 May, 1943 (he was wounded in this encounter and force landed near Vlissingen); a Ventura on 3 May, 1943, 7 km northwest of Amsterdam; and his 13th and last victim, a Spitfire on 4 May, 1943, 10 km southwest of Haamstede. His personal emblem, a white gull w/spread wings.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database of 15 aerial victories for Fritz Dietrich Wickop

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
26-Jun-42 Dietrich Wickop 2./JG2   17:40 Fecamp-etretat
29-Jan-43 Dietrich Wickop 4./JG1   15:47  
01-Feb-43 Dietrich Wickop 4./JG1   16:57 15km E Lowestoft
04-Feb-43 Dietrich Wickop 4./JG1 B-17 Fortress   11:27 10km E Den Helder
04-Mar-43 Dietrich Wickop 4./JG1 B-17 Fortress   11:25 10km E Den Helder
04-Apr-43 Dietrich Wickop 5./JG1   16:57 15km E Lowestoft
05-Apr-43 Dietrich Wickop 5./JG1 B-17 Fortress      
16-Apr-43 Dietrich Wickop 5./JG1   14:30 6km W Vlissinghen
16-Apr-43 Dietrich Wickop 5./JG1   14:30 6km W Vlissinghen
28-Apr-43 Dietrich Wickop Stab II./JG1   08:10 30km W Bergen-aan-Zee
Dietrich Wickop Stab II./JG1   19:30 2km N Wissekerke
Dietrich Wickop Stab II./JG1 Ventura   17:53 7km NW Amsterdam
Dietrich Wickop Stab II./JG1 Ventura   17:45  
Dietrich Wickop Stab II./JG1   19:22 10km SW Haamstede
Dietrich Wickop Stab II./JG1 Dogfight (P-47)     KIA during a dogfight with P-47 over North Sea

 

 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/