4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 4./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 4./JG52 (W1+) Oblt. Johannes Steinhoff France 1941 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG52 (W1+) Oblt. Johannes Steinhoff France 1941 01

Photo's 01-02: This Bf 109E, 'White 1' of 4./JG52 at Maldegem, February-March 1941, is believed to have been the aircraft flown by Oblt. Johannes Steinhoff.

Pilots JG52.2 Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff Russia July 1942 01

Photo 01: Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff, Kommandeur of II./JG52, seen here in the cockpit of his aircraft in July 1942, in which month he flew his 600th war flight.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 4./JG 52 (W2+) Fw. Paul Boche crash-landed WNr 3465 Essex Oct. 8, 1940 00

Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1 of 4./JG52 flown by Fw. Paul Boche Finished in a 70/71 upper finish, the fuselage sides and fin of this aircraft were heavily mottled in 02 and 71 with the 71 predominating. The engine cowling was yellow and the spinner was black-green with one quarter painted white. The aircraft was fitted with the earlier style of canopy and a rear view mirror was fixed to the windscreen frame. The 4. Staffel crest of a red cat superimposed on a large white disc was carried only on the starboard fuselage side and the aircraft number '2' was boldly applied in white without any border.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG 52 (W2+) Fw. Paul Boche crash-landed Essex Oct. 8, 1940 01-02

Photo's 01-03: During a freie Jagd patrol on the morning of 8 October, 4./JG52 was attacked from behind by Spitfires of 603Sqn. This Bf 109E-1, 'White 2' flown by Fw. Paul Boche, the Staffel's Technical NCO, fell victim to P/O R. Berry of 603Sqn. Boche's aircraft was hit in the radiator and the engine overheated and failed. At 09.30hrs Boche made a forced landing at Little Grange Farm, Hazeleigh near Maldon, Essex, during which the aircraft struck a haystack and broke its back.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 4./JG 52 (W2+) Gefr. Erich Mummert WNr 3417 crash-landed England 1940 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 of 4./JG52 flown by Gefr. Erich Mummert This aircraft forced landed on Detling aerodrome during the afternoon of 30 September. Originally finished in a mid-demarcation 70/71 upper scheme, the sides of the fuselage and fin were overs prayed with a dense 70/71 mottle. The cowling and rudder were yellow and the 4. Staffel 'Red Cat' emblem was carried on the starboard side of the fuselage only. The black-green spinner had a one-quarter segment painted white. The white '2' was of a squared style without any border, but the previous aircraft number of '8' was clearly visible beneath it. On the rear fuselage, were what appeared to be the letters' JV' of an overpainted Stammkennzeichen, but these were more likely due to the mottle pattern.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG 52 (W2+) Gefr. Erich Mummert WNr 3417 crash-landed England 1940 01-02

Photo's 01-02: JG52 lost two more pilots during a bomber escort mission on 30 September, one being Gefr. Erich Mummert from 4. Staffel. Six aircraft from this Staffel were attacked by Spitfires and although the Bf 109 pilots tried to form a defensive circle, their fuel situation soon compelled them to make for home. Almost immediately the Spitfires pounced and in the ensuing melee Mummert's Bf 109 was mistaken for a Spitfire and attacked by another Bf 109 which hit the radiator. When the engine temperature rose, Mummert realised he could not reach home and, missing one airfield, made a wheels-up landing on the edge of Detling aerodrome where he was taken prisoner by members of a resident Avro Anson squadron. These photographs show Mummert's aircraft after being raised to its undercarriage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG 52 (Yellow 4+) France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 4./JG52 (White 5+) Battle of Britain France 1940-41 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.4, 'White 5' of 4./JG52, late 1940 early 1941. Displaying a generally clean appearance, 'White 5' was finished in a high-demarcation 02/71 scheme with the 71 extended to the leading edge of the fin and light, random 02 mottling. The JG52 winged sword emblem was carried beneath the windscreen and was accompanied by the red cat emblem of 4. Staffel. The spinner was Green 70 and the cowling and rudder have received the familiar yellow finish of the late Battle of Britain period.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 4./JG52 (White 5+) Battle of Britain France 1940-41 01

Photo 01: Aircraft of 4./JG52 displaying the Geschwader emblem and the red cat badge of 4.Staffel. The sword and shield emblem of JG52 was introduced at the end of 1940 or early 1941 by the Kommodore, Major Hanns Trubenbach, in honour of his predecesssor, Major Hubertus Merhart von Bernegg, who came from Boblingen in Wurtemberg and which had as its crest the same red and black shield. Because of the superimposed winged sword, the Geschwader was sometimes known as the 'Schwert' or 'Sword' Geschwader. The pilot shown in both photographs below is Uffz. Walter Kohne.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 4./JG52 (White 8+) being started France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG52 (White 12+) undercarriage retraction test France 1940 01

Photo 01: Ground crew of 4./JG52 carry out an undercarriage retraction test on 'White 2 or 12' in France during mid-summer 1940. The Staffe1 badge of a red cat on a white disc which was carried on the starboard side only, was inherited from I./JG71 which, together with 2./JG71 formed the basis for 4./JG52 in 1939.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 5./JG52 (Red 14+) Uffz. Leo Zaunbracher WNr 3367 shot down Lewes Battle of Britain POW

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 of 5./ JG52 belonging to Uffz. Leo Zaunbracher 'Red 14', the Bf 109E-1 of Uffz. Leo Zaunbracher of 2./JG52 was forced to land in a field near Lewes after being damaged in combat by P/O J. McLintock of RAF 615 Sqn. during the early afternoon of 12 August 1940. It carried a high demarcation upper camouflage of RLM 02/71 and the red painted 2.Staffel 'Little Devil' emblem superimposed on a white disc was painted on the port cowling only. The aircraft was also fitted with a rear view mirror mounted on the windscreen framing. Although shown in this profile with a red forward section, it is understood that some eye-witness reports stated that the spinner was red. However, whether these reports referred to the entire spinner or just the tip is not known for certain.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG52 (Red 14+) Leo Zaunbracher shot-down Lewes POW

Photo 01: and Uffz. Zaunbracher's Bf 109E-1 'Red 14' of 2./JG52 lies in a cornfield at Mays Farm, near Selmeston, Sussex after being damaged in an earlier dogfight above Hastings.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG52 (Red 14+) Leo Zaunbracher shot-down Lewes 02

Photo 02: Two policemen (possibly War Reserve Police Officers) take a close look at the cockpit of Uffz. Zaunbracher's Bf 109E-1 on the Sussex farm where it force-landed on 12 August 1940. Clearly seen in this view is the rear-view mirror attached to the top of the windscreen framework.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG52 (Red 14+) Leo Zaunbracher shot-down Lewes 03

Photo 03: RAF personnel gather around the nose of Uffz. Zaunbracher's Bf 109E-1 'Red 14' while one of their number attempts to remove the red devil emblem.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E8 5.JG52 (Black 8+) Fritz Schope WNr 6387 landing accident Haamstede Airport Holland

Photo 01: Crashed during landing at Haamstede airport the crash was resulted in the loss of the aircraft which was 65% as irreparable depreciation. Fw. Fritz Schöpe came out unharmed from the crash. 26 and 27 January 1941 on both days the allied operations were sufficient to exactly one broadcast Blenheim and in both cases was the mission - due to winter conditions - premature stop put. On January 27 the Luftwaffe suffered its first loss in New Zealand! A Messerschmitt Bf 109E-8 (Wnr.6387) 5./JG of 52 came during the landing at the airport in addition to Haamstede orbit which ultimately resulted in a crash. The unit was established with a loss of 65% as irreparable depreciated. Fw. Fritz Schöpe came unharmed from. Operations Record Book No. HQ. Group 2 2601 Times up / down 10.40 and 12.55 hours One aircraft of No.114 Squadron (Horsham St.Faith) with weather reconnaissance task and attack on Flushing, Owings abandoned task to Lack of cloud cover. 2701 Times up / down 08.35 and 11.55 hours One aircraft of No.139 Squadron (Horsham St.Faith) with weather reconnaissance task and attack on Antwerp, abandoned due to poor visibility and wireless failure. Marine Flak Abteilung 703

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6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 6./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 6./JG52 (Yellow 1+) Staffelkapitan Oblt. Werner Lederer Speyer Germany 1940

Photo 01: StaffelKapitan Werner Lederer sites on the wing of his Bf 109. Camouflage RLM 71/02 upper surface with RLM Black-Green 70 spinner and propeller blades. Ref Warpaint Special No-2
Photo 01: 1-Bf 109E1-6.JG52-(Y1+)-Werner-Lederer-Speyer-Germany-1940-01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 Bf 109E-1 6./JG52 (Y2+) flown by Ulrich Steinhilper WNr 2798 Calais France Battle of Britain Sep 1940

Profile 00: Wearing a 70/71 upper camouflage scheme, the fuselage sides appear to have been repainted in 65 and then mottled over with the upper colors but with the Hakenkreuz masked off to leave a surrounding square of 65. The entire cowling is yellow, as is the rudder and tip of the spinner. Although still fitted with an early canopy, the aircraft had both pilot armour and a rear view mirror added. The striking 6./JG52 emblem almost four feet in length was carried on both sides of the cowling and was dark blue with white details.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 6./JG52 (Y2+) Calais France Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Another view of the attractive eagle emblem of 6./JG52 with in the background, a military band.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 6./JG52 (Y2+) landing accident Calais Sep1940 01

Photo 01: In Luftwaffe slang, an accident such as this, probably as a result of the pilot applying the brakes too hard, was referred to as a 'Fliegerdenkmal'; a pilot's monument. The Bf 109E-1-1 here is 'Yellow 2' of 6./JG52, photographed at Calais in September 1940.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 6./JG 52, Husum, Germany, 1940

The camouflage scheme of the illustrated Yellow '2' underwent some interesting changes in an attempt to adapt to the combat requirements from the Polish campaign to the Battle of Britain. The original upper surface scheme consisting of RLM 70/71 (as in Scheme B) was oversprayed with the lower color of RLM 65 along the side of the fuselage in a fashion similar to the scheme corresponding to the winter/spring 1940 period (as in Schemes A and C). In an effort to counter this effect to some extent, an overspray the fuselage sides by the upper colors appeared in an irregular pattern. The use of RLM 02 cannot be ruled out in this application. The aircraft carries the almost obligatory yellow cowl and rudder used on the Bf 109s during the Battle of Britain, and indicates that this practice was not just the domain of JG 26. The effective eagle emblem was a marking of 6. Staffel/JG 52.

Kamufláž zobrazené "Žluté 2" prošla, ve snaze pøizpùsobit se potøebám válèištì v letech 1939 - 40, rozdílným druhùm prostøedí i stylù leteckého boje od polské kampanì až po Bitvu o Británii, zajímavými úpravami. Pùvodní kamuflážní schema horních ploch, tvoøené barvami RLM 70/71 (jako u profilu B) bylo zmìnìno protažením spodní 65 na boky trupu tak, aby bylo pøiblíženo pozdìjším standardùm ze zimy - jara 1940 (viz. profily A a C). Poté došlo naopak ke ztmavení trupu nástøikem nepravidelných skvrn barvami horních ploch (nelze vylouèit ani aplikaci RLM 02). Letoun nese oblíbený šperk Bf 109 z Bitvy o Británii - žlutou pøíï a smìrovku a ukazuje tak, že tento doplnìk nebyl pouze doménou JG 26. Pùsobivý emblém orla byl znakem 6. Staffel/JG 52.

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Luftwaffe pilot Paul Boche

Units: 6./JG-52, 4./JG-52 (10/40 Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3465 'White 2' (lost 10/8/40)

Remarks: POW after aerial combat, crashing at Little Grange farm, Woodham, Mortimer, Essex. One klnown victory, his 1st, a Morane 405 southeast of Dinant,

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz.com Database list of 1 aerial victories for Paul Boche

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Paul Boche 6./JG52 Morane 405   12.33 SE Dinant

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Bogasch

Units: 4./JG-52 (Channel)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 5181 'White 4+-' (lost )

Remarks: POW after aerial combat, crashing at Morrison House Farm, near St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 0 aerial victories for Hans Bogasch

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Luftwaffe pilot Walter Köhne

Units: 4./JG-52 (12/40), 2./JG-1 (6/43), 3./JG-1 (11/43-3/44), Stfkpt 6./JG-11 (7/44), III/EJG-2 (4/45)

Awards: DK-G(5/44), EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109 F-2 WNr 5460 'Yellow 12+-' (dam 6/22/41), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-5 'White 7' in JG-1(Netherlands), Fw 190A-7 'Yellow 11' (3/44 Hopsten), A-8 'Yel 7' in 3/JG-1, Me 262 at Lechfeld

Remarks: Shot down in Wk# 5460 with wounds 22 June, 1941 by ground fire during a low level attack on Soviet tanks, a Gefr at the time. 15 bombers. 12 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 at Karatsch on 9 May, 1942. An I-153 on 6 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 18 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 December, 1942. One known western victory, his 13th a B-17 W of Raesfeld on 22 June, 1943. His 14th a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His 15th a B-17 (HSS) at Scheldemündung on 5 November, 1943. A P-47 same day at Ooltgensplaad. His 17th a B-17 (HSS) on 16 December, 1943. His 20th a B-17 at Bohmte on 10 February, 1944. Two B-17's in the Vechta/Quackenbrück area on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 25th a B-24 at Fassberg-Uelzen on 8 April, 1944. His 27th a shared B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. His 30th and last victory, a P-47 in the Asch/Maastricht area on 1 January, 1945. Survived the war. Flugbuch (2/40 to 11/40).

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 27 aerial victories for Walter Kohne

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Saturday, May 09, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 I-153 Low Level 08:50 bei Karatsch
Tuesday, October 06, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 I-153 Low Level 05:30 95 544
Friday, October 09, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 LaGG 2500m 09:15 95 722
Tuesday, November 03, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 LaGG 2500m 14:32 95 713
Sunday, November 15, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 LaGG 1500m 08:43 94 184
Friday, December 18, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 07:40 39 493
Saturday, December 19, 1942 Walter Kohne 4./JG52 LaGG 3500m 12:00 49 772
Tuesday, June 22, 1943 Walter Kohne 2./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 09:55 05 Ost S/ JO 8 (W. Raesfeld)
Tuesday, August 17, 1943 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss      
Friday, November 05, 1943 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt   14:02 Ooltgensplaad
Friday, November 05, 1943 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss     Scheldemundung
Saturday, December 11, 1943 Walter Kohne 2./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7500m 12:26 AQ-7 (2km N. Langeoog)
Thursday, December 16, 1943 Walter Kohne 2./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss      
Monday, December 20, 1943 Walter Kohne 2./JG1 B-17 Fortress Hss      
Tuesday, February 08, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress      
Thursday, February 10, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress 2-3000m 11:30 05 Ost S/GR-5 (Bohmte)
Thursday, February 10, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress 2-3000m 11:30 05 Ost S/GR-5 (Bohmte)
Monday, March 06, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt 2000-0m 12:07-10 FQ to FR-1 (Quakenbruck)
Monday, March 06, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12:05 FR to ER (Vechta-Emsdek)
Wednesday, March 08, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt Low Level   FT Steinhuder Meer
Thursday, March 23, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress 3500m 10:47 5km E Oldendorf
Saturday, April 08, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-24 Liberator 7000m 14:00 05 Ost S/EA-EB (Fassberg-Uelzen)
Sunday, April 09, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-24 Liberator Hss      
Saturday, April 22, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress 6500m 19:00 05 Ost S/MQ W Rothaargebirge
Saturday, April 29, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11:05 05 Ost S/GB ESE Braunschweig
Friday, May 12, 1944 Walter Kohne 3./JG1 B-24 Liberator 6500m 15:00 05 Ost S/QS Raum Wetzlar
Monday, January 01, 1945 Walter Kohne 6./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt   - Raum Asch/Maastricht

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Luftwaffe pilot Erich Mummert

Units: 4/JG-52 (Channel)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 3417 'White 2+-' (lost 9/30/40)

Remarks: POW after aerial combat, making a force landing at Detling, UK.

Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Johannes 'Macki' Steinhoff

Me109G-2 'Black Double Chevron' of Stab II./JG52. This plane was flown by Gruppenkommandeur Hauptmann Johannes 'Macki' Steinhoff (176 victories, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords) from Tuzov, a frontline airfield near the Don Bend in Southern Russia in late August and early September 1942.

Steinhoff later commanded JG77 in the Mediterranean, rose to command the Me-262 equipped JG7 and was also participated in the 'fighter pilot's revolt' against Goring in 1945. After being relieved of his post as Geschwaderkommodore he went to Galland's JV44 and was badly wounded in a take-off accident on April 16 1945 which left him badly disfigured for the rest of his life.

Steinhoff joined the post-war Bundesluftwaffe and rose through its ranks, eventually leading the NATO council for several years. He was awarded the German Great Cross of Merit, the US Legion of Honor and the Commander's Cross of the French Legion d'Honneur for his services to Western Germany and the NATO. Steinhoff passed away in 1994. Today the German Jagdgeschwader 73 is carrying the traditional name 'Steinhoff'.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz Database of aerial victories for Johannes Steinhoff

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
18-Dec-39 Johannes Steinhoff 10.(N)/JG26 Wellington   14.30 25-35km SSW Helgoland
18-Dec-39 Johannes Steinhoff 10.(N)/JG26 Wellington   14.35 25-35km SSW Helgoland
10-May-40 Johannes Steinhoff 11.(N)/JG26     DusseldoRG
10-May-40 Johannes Steinhoff 11.(N)/JG26     Den Haag
30-Sep-40 Johannes Steinhoff 4./JG52   13.45 Dorking
14-Feb-41 Johannes Steinhoff 4./JG52     30km N Dungeness
25-Feb-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-17 Fortress Hss      
10-May-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 1000m 12.50 60km SE Agram (Zagreb)
09-Jun-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-24 Liberator 6000m 11.45 TH 1 (See 80km N Ancona)
14-Jul-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-25 Mitchell      
04-Apr-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77      
25-Jun-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-17F   13.25 19154
07-Jul-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 Martlet   17.25 20km SW Marsala
08-Jul-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-40 Kittyhawk      
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 20m 09.58 52 361
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 20m 09.59 52 361
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 20m 10.00 52 354
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning   10.01  
01-Dec-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 Mosquito 9500m 10.59 S Varzi (Lombardy)
17-May-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 MiG-1 2500m 09.37 Boroditschnoye
26-May-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik   17.24 1km E Taranovka
22-Jun-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 2000m 17.55 5km NW Kupjansk
21-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180 1000m 16.00 49 411
22-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3   10.11 49 475 Bodennahe
22-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 1000m 10.20 49 411
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 05.40 59 353
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 50m 05.50 59 334
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-153   12.20 49 124 Bodennahe
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180   15.10 49 413
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.25 49 411
24-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180 350m 06.20 59 323
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 800m 11.05 49 243
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 500m 11.07 49 253
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-189   14.45 59 311 Bodennahe
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180 2300m 17.37 49 412
27-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180   05.55 49 431 Bodennahe
27-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180   11.34 49 413 Bodennahe
28-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 200m 14.50 49 223
28-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG   14.57 50 773 Bodennahe
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 500m 13.10 49 161
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.12 40 792
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 2000m 17.00 49 362
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 100m 17.10 49 522
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 200m 17.12 49 522
31-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 05.20 49 461
31-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.05 49 474
08-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 14.40 44 481
08-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 14.42 44 622
10-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 14.15 44 424
16-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.20 54 371
17-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 14.40 54 322
17-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 800m 16.40 54 381
20-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-16 Rata 2000m 09.40 85 371
26-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 15.39 85 342
26-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 15.40 85 342
11-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 100m 08.10 94 161
11-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 14.18 95 793
28-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 07.50 49 284
28-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 10.40 49 184
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 07.45 19 482
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 07.46 19 482
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 10.15 39 424
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 10.38 40 754
01-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   08.20 40 793 Bodennahe
02-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 12.15 49 353
07-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Kittyhawk   13.23 39 652 Bodennahe
08-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 1000m 09.10 29 253
08-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 1000m 12.32 29 243
08-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 MiG-1 500m 12.40 29 333
08-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 MiG-1 500m 12.50 29 333
10-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 4500m 11.40 49 173
11-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 09.23 29 633
11-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 09.26 2949-16
12-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-2 6000m 12.22 38 342
13-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-2 2000m 12.15 38 252
13-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   12.16 38 261 Bodennahe
17-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 07.10 38 212
17-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   13.15 39 883 Bodennahe
18-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 10.33 39 823
20-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 100m 10.53 39 854
25-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 13.00 38 241
25-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 6000m 13.30 38 334
28-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 La-5 3000m 10.27 38 351
28-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 La-5 1500m 12.55 38 353
09-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 12.43 28 782
09-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 12.50 28 872
14-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 14.32 17 263
14-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 14.33 17 263
14-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 14.33 17 143
25-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 11.50 0865
26-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 5000m 10.15 08 521
31-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 3000m 13.00 99 871
01-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 14.25 9962
02-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 09.25 9962
02-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   09.28 99 622
12-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 100m 12.02 86 590
23-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik   09.02 76 664 Bodennahne
23-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 12.45 86 560
23-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 12.47 86 560
25-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 08.40 75 230
28-Feb-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 Il-2 *   - -
27-Mar-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 Il-2 *   - Raum Oder
17-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 B-17 Fortress   - Munchen
03-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 B-17 Fortress   - -
05-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 P-51 Mustang   - -
05-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 P-51 Mustang   - -
08-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Stuttgart
19-May-41 Johannes Steinhoff 4./JG52   12.45 N. Dover
25-Feb-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-17 HSS   - -
19-May-41 Johannes Steinhoff 4./JG52   12.40 N. Dover

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Luftwaffe pilot Fritz Schope

Units: 5/JG-52 (Ypenburg)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-8 WNr 6387 'Black 8' (65% dam. 1/27/41)

Remarks: Uninjured 27 January, 1941 when his 109 overturned while landing at Haamstede Holland on 27 January, 1941 (DeSwart & Wings to Victory).

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Luftwaffe pilot Werner Lederer

Units: Stfkpt 6(N)/72 (9/39), 6./JG-52(6/40), Kdr Erg./JG-52, Stab./JG-26(2/43), III./JG-54(4/43 Vendeville)

Awards: Spanish Cross, EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109D & E in Staffel, Bf 109F

Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 3 km north of Diedenhofen, . His 2nd, a Bloch 210 southwest of Reims, , an Oblt at the time.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 2 aerial victories for Werner Lederer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Werner Lederer 6./JG52 Potez 63 3000m 05.20 3km N. Diedenhofen
Werner Lederer 6./JG52 Bloch 210 2500m 15.30 SW Reims

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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

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 14:45 NE Dover
Tuesday, September 24, 1940 Ulrich Steinhilper 3./JG52 2500m 14:40 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 Leo Zaunbrecher 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

 

 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/