Jagdgeschwader 53 - JG53

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 Jagdgeschwader 53 in early war camouflage running its engine 01-02

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 JG53 showing early war camouflage Battle of France 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 3/.JG53 Yellow 1 France 1940 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 3/.JG53 Yellow 1 Germany 1940 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 3./JG53 (Y1+) Germany 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 3./JG53 (Y7+) Hans Ohly 'Battle of France' Germany Sep 1940 0A-0B

 
 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 4/.JG53 (W1+-) Hubert Kroeck Mannheim Germany Nov 1939
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COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E1 4/.JG53 (W12+-) Mannheim Germany Nov 1939
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E3 3/.JG53 (Yellow 7+) Hans Ohly Darmstadt BOB 1940
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E3 3/.JG53 (Yellow 7+) Hans Ohly Darmstadt BOF 1940

 

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Ohly

Units: 1./JG-53 (1/40), Stfkpt 1./JG-53 (9/40-4/41), 7./JG-3 (5/42 S.U.)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'White1' (lost 1/40), Bf 109E-4 'White 7' (dam 8/19/40), Bf 109E-4 'Yel 7' (9/40), Bf 109F in JG-3

Remarks: WIA 2 January, 1940 during aerial combat with a Curtis, and making a force landing at Birkenfeld (Prien). His 'White 7' suffered chasis damage at Rennes on 19 August, 1940 (Prien). Three known victories, his 1st, 2nd & 3rd, a Blenheim near Sedan and two Battles southwest of Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 4th a Hurricane at Portland on 25 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 7th an I-15 on 26 June, 1941. A MiG-1 on 23 May, 1942. Magnus, 15 victories. Deceased 12 October, 1998.

At the beginning of January 1940 I./JG53 was stationed at Griesheim near Darmstadt. On 2 January 1940 seven Me-109's took off during an alarm start and headed West. In the Netzarea they encountered 12 French Curtis aircraft and got involved in a dogfight. Hans Ohly was hit by Lt. Huve in the oil tank and wings and started losing oil immediately. Apart from Huve, Lt. Houze also shot down a Me-109, piloted by Lt. Pupp, who - like Ohly - had to make an emergency landing.

After being hit Ohly turned towards the East and tried to make it back to base. Near St. Wendel he became aware that this wouldn't be possible. He looked for a snowfield where he could crash land (near Gonnesweiler). In the meantime his Me-109 had started burning. He touched down with the plane in a field, however quite at its end. The aircraft slid through the snow and crashed vehemently against an oak tree in a forest.

The crash site was situated in the Winkelwiesheck (today the Northeastern shore of the Bostal Lake). Not far from there was an aerial observation post near the Loosberg Hill whose Dersonnel had observed the crash landing. Afterwards Ohly couldn't tell how he had managed to get out of his Ship, whether he had been hurled out because the belts had been torn apart or whether he had bailed out. People told him they found him standing 10 yards from his aircraft. The men from the observation post supported him under the arms and took him to their post. From there he was transferred into Birkenfeld Hospital. He had burned legs and a compression fracture in the third and fourth vertebras which paralysed him for 8 weeks and confined him to bed. Soon he was taken to Franfurt to the hospital there. He resumed flying in May 1940.

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At the beginning of January 1940 I./JG53 was stationed at Griesheim near Darmstadt. On 2 January 1940 seven Me-109's of the squadron took off during an alarm start and headed West. In the Metz area they encountered 12 French aircaft of type Curtiss and got involved in a dogfight. The ship of Hans Ohly was hit by Lt. Huvé in the oil tank and started losing oil immediately. Also the wings had received some bullet holes. Apart from Huvé Lt. Houzé also hit a Me-109, the one of Lt. Rupp, who - like Ohly - had to emergency land. After being hit Ohly turned towards the East and tried to make it back to base. Near St. Wendel he became aware that this wouldn't be possible. He looked for a snowfield where he could crash land (near Gonnesweiler). In the meantime his Me-109 had started burning. He touched down with the plane in a field, however quite at its end. The aircraft slid through the snow and crashed vehemently against an oak tree in a forest. The crash site was situated in the Winkelwiesheck (today the Northeastern shore of the Bostal Lake). Not far from there was an aerial observation post near the Loosberg Hill whose personnel had observed the crash landing. Afterwards Ohly couldn't tell how he had managed to get out of his ship, whether he had been hurled out because the belts had been torn apart or whether he had bailed out. People told him they found standing him 10 yards from his aircraft. The men from the observation post supported him under the arms and took him to their post. From there he was transferred into Birkenfeld Hospital. He had burned legs and a compression fracture in the third and fourth vertebras which paralysed him for 8 weeks and confined him to bed. Soon he was taken to Franfurt to the hospital there. Already in Mai 1940 he could resume flying.

Taken from http://www.flugzeugabstuerze-saarland.de/html/body st wendel.html

Luftwaffe pilot List of 4 aerial victories for Hans Ohly

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Hans Ohly 1./JG53 Fairey Battle Low Level 16.45 SW Sedan
14-May-40 Hans Ohly 1./JG53   16.30 Sedan
25-Aug-40 Hans Ohly 1./JG53 6000-300m 18.30 Portland
23-May-42 Hans Ohly 7./JG3 MiG-1   06.30  

 

 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/