1 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53 - 1./JG53

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E3 1./JG53 Weisse 3 flown by Fw Stark France May 1940. KIA

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 1./JG53 Weisse 3 WNr 1564 flown by Alfred Zeis France 1940. POW

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 1./JG53 White 5 Heinrich Hohnisch WNr 1508 France 1940 POW

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 1./JG53 White 6 and flown by Alfred Müller Charleville France May 1940 POW

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 1./JG53 White 8 Hans-Karl Mayer France Nov 1940

Photo 01: The pilot of 'White 8' of 1./JG53 preparing for another sortie. The finish of this machine is almost identical to that on 'White 6'. Note the curved armour plating mounted inside the canopy which, when the canopy was closed, mated with a similar plate inside the fuselage and protected the pilot's back and head during attacks from the rear.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 1./JG53 White 8 early camuflage scheme used during Battle of France May 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 1./JG53 White 10 Ufz. Willi Ghesla WNr 1804 shot down over Kent POW

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 1./JG53 White 11 Germany 1939

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 1./JG53 White 12 Herbert Tzschoppe WNr 5197 France 1940. Became a POW

SHORT AND TO-THE-POINT Tzschoppe had been ‘bounced’ by Plt Off Tony Lovell of 41 Squadron whose short and to-the-point combat report said: “Flying as Blue 2, [we] broke up to attack Me 109s which were attacking us. I sighted my Me 109 turning east and diving. I dived after him and chased him for some 15 miles in and out of cloud. “After the first burst, white fumes came from his port wing root but he carried on. I gave him two more bursts and he caught fire and I saw him bale out and being attended to on the ground.” The German’s demise was watched from the ground by 18-year-old John Sampson: “We heard the sound of aerial combat and then saw someone descending by parachute. The pilot came to earth at the edge of a wood near to where we were standing. He surrendered to us and unloaded his pistol and handed it to us. “We handed him over to a detachment of New Zealand soldiers who quickly appeared on the scene – this would have been about two or three miles from where the Me 109 crashed at Adisham Court [near Canterbury]. The victorious Spitfire over flew us after we had apprehended the German pilot.”

Source: Flypast Special Battle of Britain Luftwaffe Eagles

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 1./JG53 White 12 Werner Karl Werk Nr 3584 France Sep 1940 POW

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 1./JG53 White 15 Gefr. Josef 'Jupp' Bröker shot down over Buckland England POW

Profile: Pilot info Gefr. Jodef Bröker POW 25 August, 1940; shot down with wounds during aerial combat, force landing at Buckland England.

2 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53 - 2./JG53

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 2./JG53 Black 2 France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 2./JG53 Black 8 France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 2./JG53 (Grey 2+) Fw. Christian Hansen forced landed Godshill, Isle of Wight POW 01

Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 of 2./JG53 flown by Fw. Christian Hansen. Coming down at Godshill, Isle of Wight, on , the Bf 109E-4 'Grey 2' of 2./JG53 flown by Fw. Christian Hansen was the first recorded downing of a JG53 machine carrying a red band around the cowling, in this instance the band being 6 inches wide. As the authors have been unable to locate any photographs of this machine, the illustration is based on photographs of other II./JG53 aircraft of the period and Item 11 in an A.I.1.(g) Crashed Enemy Aircraft Report dated 19.8.40. Although this report states that the fuselage number 2 was a white outline only, it is believed this is incorrect and has been shown here in the normal Staffel style. Although no mention was made of any special camouflage finish, this suggests a standard scheme for the period and is depicted accordingly in 02, 71 and 65 with the fuselage sides mottled with 02. According to one source, the guns and ammunition were removed from this crashed aircraft to arm a local Home Guard scout car.

Pilots 2./JG53 Fw. Christian Hansen who forced landed Godshill, Isle of Wight 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 2./JG53 Red 5 Hans Kornatz France Oct 1939

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 2./JG53 Red 14 Ofw. Franz Kaiser Battle of France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 2./JG53 Grey 14 Ofw. Franz Kaiser Battle of Britain Oct. 1940

3 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53 - 3./JG53

The Geschwader Kommodore of Stab.JG53 during 1940 was Major Hans-Jurgen von Cramon-Taubadel. During the Battle of Britain, as it did throughout the second world war, JG53 flew Bf 109's. In this period of 1940 the Bf 109E-3 was the version that most pilots were given. There were two 7.92mm machine guns (MG17) mounted on the nose above the inverted Daimler Benz engine and two 20mm cannon (MGFF) mounted in the wings. While JG53 was making a reputation for itself during the Battle of Britain, information fell to Reichsmarshall Goering that Major Jurgen von Cramon-Taubadel's wife was Jewish.

Inflamed at this fact, Goering ordered the whole of Stab.JG53 to remove the 'Pik As' from their planes, and replace it with a red stripe around the engine cowling of their Bf 109's, as punishment for this 'outrageous insult to the Fuhrer.' All of Stab.JG53's planes immediately were stripped of their 'Pik As' insignia, but soon afterward, the whole of Stab.JG53 stripped the swastikas off the tails of their planes in protest to this 'mark of shame.' During the entire Battle of Britain, Stab.JG53's planes were easily recognizable because of the red band around their engine cowlings, as well as the absence of a swastika on the tail of their Bf 109's. Soon after the battle, due, no doubt to the protest of the pilots, Stab.JG53 was allowed to paint the 'Pik As' back on their Bf 109's, and remove the red band from their cowlings.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4/B 3./JG53 Yellow 1 Walter Rupp WNr 1106 crash-landed Manston POW 0A-0C

Profile's 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/B of 3./JG53 flown by Oblt. Walter Rupp. Finished in a high demarcation 70/71 upper scheme, 02 had been applied in a horizontal band along the fuselage beneath the upper colors, extending down the fuselage sides to the level of the cockpit sill. No mottling appears to have been applied to the rear fuselage but the paintwork beneath the canopy was patchy and stained. The '1' was yellow with a thin black border and while the spinner was also yellow, the yellow paint applied to the cowlings and rudder had a much more orange appearance. As with other JG53 aircraft it carried the red ring around the cowling but the Hakenkreuz on the fin had not been overpainted. Two white Abschussbalken were carried on the fin forward of the Hakenkreuz.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3/B 3./JG53 Yellow 1 Walter Rupp crash-landed Manston POW 01-02

Photo's 01-02: At 15.15 hrs on 17 October, Oblt. Walter Rupp, the Staffelkapitan of 3./JG53, took off on a freie Jagd patrol. This was Oblt. Rupp's first operation for some time as an earlier crash had put him in hospital for four months and he had only recently rejoined his unit. About 40 aircraft were taking part in this operation and they were flying at between 22,000 and 24,000 feet when they were attacked by British fighters and the formation was split up, Oblt. Rupp and six other aircraft being left by themselves in a small group. Off Gravesend, Rupp's aircraft, 'Yellow 1', was then attacked from Photo 01 by a Spitfire of 74Sqn. which hit the radiator. Hoping to return home, Rupp turned out to sea but his engine rapidly overheated and, turning towards land again, he jettisoned his canopy and made a forced landing with his undercarriage retracted on Manston aerodrome. Just before landing, perhaps fearing that any additional injuries would prevent him from safely escaping from his aircraft, Rupp opened fire with his machine-guns, but apparently only to attract the attention of the aerodrome's ground personnel so that they could help free him if necessary. In the event however, he made a fair landing and was taken prisoner unhurt. His aircraft, a Bf 109E-3/B, was fitted with a rack for one 250 kg bomb and was later exhibited (Photo 01) inside the Civic Centre building in Tunbridge Wells.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG53 Yellow 2 France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 3./JG53 Yellow 4 Hans Roehrig Etaples France Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Ground crew pictured with a Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 of 3./JG53 at Etaples or Le Touquet, during the latter part of August 1940. The red ring has been applied around the nose, but still visible is the lighter patch of the over-painted 'PikAs' emblem.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 3.JG53 Yellow 7 France Sep 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 3./JG53 Yellow 11 Heinrich Leschert aircraft being dragged of a Boulogne beach after force landing during the Battle of Britain

Photo 01-02: Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 3./JG53 (Y11+) recovered from French beach 1940 01

Pictures of 3.JG53 probably that of Uffz Heinrich Leschert. He belly landed his Messerschmitt on the beach near Boulogne after receiving hits in a dogfight with allied fighters on Sep 02 1940. the aircraft Werk Nr 3494 was 50% damaged and Leschert was also injured. this icture shows for the first time that the aircraft of 1./JG53 carried the yellow markings common with Luftflotte 2.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 3./JG 53 Yellow 13 Walter Scholz France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-3 3./JG 53 Yellow 13 WNr. 1325 Walter Scholz crash-landed Sussex 01

Photo's 01-02: Unlucky Thirteen. On the afternoon of 30 September, Fw. Walter Scholz of 3./JG53 took off on a bomber escort mission. The bombers were joined between 18,000 and 19,000ft near the English coast but, according to Scholz, this aircraft ran out of fuel and forced landed at Langley, near Eastbourne in Sussex. The aircraft, a Bf 109E-4, 'Yellow 13', W.Nr.1325, had a yellow-orange nose and tail and, although not visible in the photographs, was reported to have had a yellow horizontal bar behind the cross. Another anomaly is that although the pilot stated on interrogation that there had been no combat, the RAF crash report mentions a few. 303 strikes in the engine and cooling system. Note the four Abschussbalken on the fin and, for an E-4, the unusual position of the Hakenkreuz. Needless to say, the contemporary press made the most of the fuselage number thirteen.

“The Germans fl ew more than 1,000 sorties that day and, although the RAF claimed to have shot down 183, the losses actually numbered 56 bombers and fighters...”

Sunday, September 15, 1940 saw the climax of the Battle of Britain when the Luftwaffe launched a massive series of attacks against London in the hope of finally defeating the Hurricanes and Spitfires of RAF Fighter Command. The Germans flew more than 1,000 sorties that day and, although the RAF claimed to have shot down 183, the losses actually numbered 56 bombers and fighters while many aircraft returned to occupied Europe badly damaged.

The first attack of the day came at about 11:00 when fighter-bombers of II/LG 2 struck the capital. This was a relatively new idea for the Germans which, as Oblt Viktor Krafft of Stab II/LG 2 recalled, was not regarded as fair: “A British newspaper wrote when our Gruppe flew for the first time over Kent: ‘Today flew a group of German fighters over Kent and London. Nobody had expected they were carrying bombs but they did so. It is not fair to fly like a fighter and then drop bombs like a bomber.’

“I should say that we didn’t do it because we were unfair; it was just a new development as is usual in war!’

DESPERATE ACTION

Twenty minutes after the fighter-bombers departed, Dornier Do 17s of I and II/KG 76 appeared over London’s suburbs. Their target was either the docks or the railway junction at Latchmere End but, owing to the massive number of Hurricanes and Spitfires sent to intercept them, damage was slight and as they turned for home their casualties began to rise.

One of the most spectacular and well known losses was a Do 17 flown by Oblt Robert Zehbe of 1/KG 76. Attacked by swarms of RAF fighters, it was claimed shot down by at least six RAF pilots. Sgt Ray Holmes of 504 Squadron rammed the bomber with his Hurricane. The Dornier broke up, most of the wreckage falling on Victoria Railway Station.

The German crew tried to bale out of the disintegrating bomber. Two of them, Obgf Ludwig Armbruster and Uffz Leo Hammermeister, were captured. Robert Zehbe managed to land by parachute. He died of his injuries the following day. Uffz Gustav Hubel and Uffz Hans Goschenhofer were both killed.

Fw Rolf Heitsch of 8/KG 76 was on the right of his formation of bombers and, after a turn, found himself at the rear – much easier prey for RAF fighters. “They attacked us from behind. Trying to take evasive action by flying up and down, they hit us with three bursts with the result that we only had limited power from the engines. The right engine was totally destroyed and the left one just idling. We managed to get between two clouds and had to force-land in a field which was occupied by cows at their midday rest. When the plane came to a halt, we could not get out as the exits had been so badly damaged by gunfire.” Credit for shooting Rolf down was given to Fg Off John Dundas and Plt Off Eugene Tobin of 609 Squadron (see page 18). KG 76 lost six bombers on this sortie with another two badly damaged. Twelve aircrew were killed, ten captured and three wounded.

TAKING TO THE SILK

The escorts also fared badly. Fw Herbert Tzschoppe of 1./JG 53 had already flown in the Battle of France, his Messerschmitt Bf 109 being damaged in combat with Hurricanes of 1 Squadron at 15:45 on May 14, forcing him to crash-land near Sedan. Herbert’s first ‘kill’ was not until the Battle of Britain had well and truly started when, on August 25, he shot down two Hurricanes off Portland, Dorset. His third and last victory was on September 9 when he shot down another Hurricane to the east of London.

Six days later Tzschoppe’s luck ran out as he recalled: “On September 15, 1940, I, with Uffz Heinrich Kopperschläger, was one of the last of the Staffel to take off. We were to fly as the lookout pair. We flew at the back of the escort formation. “The Staffel Kapitän, Oblt Hans Ohly, had to turn back with radio trouble and the lead was then given to Obfw Alfred Müller. We were flying at about 3,500m and had to fly with our flaps down so that we could stay close to the slower bombers. “During a turn we were attacked by Spitfires which came out of the sun. Müller was hit in the arm and broke away and my ’plane was hit in both wings. I wanted to get back to France and tried to hide in the clouds which were at 1,500m. “When I came out of the clouds I was hit by a second burst, so I threw off the cabin roof and undid my seat belt. I now think the drills I learned in flying training then saved my life. We were often woken up at night and had to say what to do if we were hit: throw off the roof, undo the seat belts, jump out and pull ripcord. A third burst hit home – from the instrument panel came flames like an oxyacetylene torch and my hands and face were severely burned. An explosion followed and I found myself hanging on a parachute.”

Source: Flypast Special Battle of Britain Luftwaffe Eagles

 
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Luftwaffe pilot Josef 'Jupp' Bröker

Units: 1/JG-53

Awards: Wound Badge(8/25/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 (lost)

Remarks: POW ; Shot down with wounds during aerial combat, force landing at Buckland England. Source: Jochen Prien

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Luftwaffe pilot Ufz. Willi Ghesla

Units: 2/JG-53 (9/40), 1/JG-53 (10/40)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3, Bf 109E-4 WNr 1804 'White 10' (lost )

Remarks: POW after aerial combat with a Hurricane, force landing west of Aldington England, at the Frith Farm, no report of injuries (Prien). Two known victories, His 1st & 2nd, a Bloch 151 and a Battle, both south of Sedan, 14th May 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire SE of London on 15 September, 1940. 4 victories per the JG-53 Chronicles by Jochen Prein. Alternate spelling: Gehsla.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Willi Ghesla

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Willi Ghesla 2./JG53 Bloch 151 2500m 11:20 S Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Willi Ghesla 2./JG53 Fairey Battle 50m 16:20 S Sedan
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Willi Ghesla 1./JG53 6000m 13:00 SE London

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Luftwaffe pilot Heinrich Höhnisch

Units: 1./JG-53 (10/39 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim; 5/40 Douzy)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(9/9/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'Yellow 12', Bf 109E-4 WNr 1508 'White 5' (lost )

Remarks: POW ; shot down with wounds, crashing at Cherry Tree Farm, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, same day, both Battles southwest of Sedan. His 4th a Morane 406 northwest of Reims, 9 June, 1940. Nos.5 & 6, both Hurricanes W of Portland on 13 August, 1940. Survived the war. Magnus.

Heinrich Hohnisch was an ace who fought in the Battle of Norway, Battle of France and Battle of Britain

Asisbiz database list of 6 aerial victories for Heinrich Hohnisch

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Heinrich Hohnisch 1./JG53   16:25 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Heinrich Hohnisch 1./JG53 Fairey Battle 1000m 16:30 SW Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Heinrich Hohnisch 1./JG53 Fairey Battle   16:35 SW Sedan
Sunday, June 09, 1940 Heinrich Hohnisch 1./JG53 Morane 406   14:55 NW Reims
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Heinrich Hohnisch 1./JG53 6200m 17:00 West of Portland
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Heinrich Hohnisch 1./JG53 4000m 17:00 West of Portland

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Luftwaffe pilot Werner Karl

Units: 1/JG-53 (8/40 Channel)

Awards: Wound Badge(9/2/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-1 WNr 3584 'White 14' (lost 9/2/40)

Remarks: POW ; shot down with wounds by a Hurricane and made a force landing northwest of Hythe. Source: Jochen Prien

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Karl Mayer

Units: Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1./JG-53 (10/39), Kdr I./JG-53 (8/40 Rennes-Le Touquet)

Awards: RK(9/3/40), Spanish Cross, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'White 2' & Bf 109E-4 'White 8' in 1/JG-53, Bf 109E-4/B(10/40) in Stab I/JG-53, Bf 109E-7 WNr 4138 'White 8' (9/40 Etaples, lost )

Remarks: Blumensaat replacemnt. KIA after being shot down in Wk# 4138 by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq. while on a check-out flight in an unarmed Bf 109E-7 'White 8' over the English Channel. His body later washed ashore on the Kent coast 27 October, 1940. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent, German Plot 'O', Row 3, Gr 4 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Potez 63 west of Losheim, 5 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Merzig on 21 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 15 km S of Metz 11 May, 1940. On 14 May, 1940, he shot down five enemy AC near Sedan. His 9th a Hawk 75 S of Attigny on 25 May, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 12th a Hurricane at Portland on 13 August, 1940. No 13, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A 14th a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 15th a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 20th a Hurricane near London on 9 September, 1940. 8 victories in Spain making him one of the most successful in Spain. Exact number of victories in the West is unknown, but at least 30. Another source states his given name as 'Karl Heinz'. Another source states victories at 46.

Asisbiz database list of 33 aerial victories for Hans-Karl Mayer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, November 05, 1939 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Potez 63   15:15 West of Losheim
Sunday, April 21, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   12:05 NW Merzig
Saturday, May 11, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Morane 406 7000m 07:53 10-15km S Metz
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   16:23 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Fairey Battle   16:24 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   16:30 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   16:40 SW Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Fairey Battle   16:55 South of Sedan
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Hawk-75A   12:05 South of Attigny
Sunday, November 05, 1939 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Potez 63   15:15 West of Losheim
Sunday, April 21, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   12:05 NW Merzig
Saturday, May 11, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Morane 406 7000m 07:53 10-15km S Metz
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   16:23 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Fairey Battle   16:24 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   16:30 Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   16:40 SW Sedan
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 Fairey Battle   16:55 South of Sedan
Saturday, May 25, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 P-40 Warhawk   12:05 South of Attigny
Monday, August 12, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   13:20  
Monday, August 12, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 2000m 13:25 Kanal 11/5
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 6500m 17:00 Portland
Thursday, August 15, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   18:45 Salisbury
Saturday, August 24, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   17:40 Isle of Wight
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53 6000-300m 18:30 West of Portland
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   14:30 East of Portsmouth
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   17:35 Portsmouth
Friday, September 06, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer Stab I./JG53 500m 10:30 NW Dungeness
Saturday, September 07, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer Stab I./JG53   18:00  
Monday, September 09, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer Stab I./JG53   19:05  
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer Stab I./JG53 5500m 12:45 10km S London
Sunday, September 15, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer Stab I./JG53 2500m 13:10 Maidstone
Monday, August 26, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   14:30 E. Portsmouth
Monday, August 26, 1940 Hans-Karl Mayer 1./JG53   17:35 Portsmouth

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Luftwaffe pilot Alfred Müller

Units: 1/JG-53 (Channel)

Awards: EK 2, Wound Badge(9/15/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'White 6', Bf 109E-4 WNr 1345 (lost 9/15/40)

Remarks: POW ; Shot down with wounds southeast of London, and reported to have died 18 June, 1944 (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 20 km south of Metz, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Fairey Battle northwest of Sedan, 26 May, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot List of 3 aerial victories for Alfred Müller

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Alfred Müller 1./JG53 Morane 406   07:50 15-20km S Metz
21-May-40 Alfred Müller 1./JG53 Morane 406   16:05 West of Cambrai
26-May-40 Alfred Müller 1./JG53 Fairey Battle   11:15 NW Sedan

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Luftwaffe pilot Alfred Stark

Units: Legion Condor, 1./JG-53

Awards: Spanish Cross, EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E 'White 3' (lost)

Remarks: KIA when he collided with his Blenheim victim (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. Plus one victory in Spain.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victories for Alfred Stark

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Alfred Stark 1./JG53 Blenheim   16:40 Sedan

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Luftwaffe pilot Herbert Tzschoppe

Units: 1./JG-53 (5/40 Douzy)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 (lost 5/40), Bf 109E-4 WNr 5197 (lost 9/15/40)

Remarks: POW after being shot down by a Spitfire, crashing near Canterbury, no mention of injuries (Prien). Emergency landing on 14 May, 1940 during aerial combat with a Hurricane, crashing at Sedan, no mention of injuries (Prien). His first two victories, both Hurricanes at Portland on 25 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane in the London area on 9 September, 1940.

Heinrich Hohnisch career was cut short during the Battle of Britain

Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Herbert Tzschoppe

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Herbert Tzschoppe 1./JG53 6200m 18:29 South of Portland
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Herbert Tzschoppe 1./JG53 6200m 18:31 Portland
Monday, September 09, 1940 Herbert Tzschoppe 1./JG53   13:35  

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Luftwaffe pilot Alfred Zeis

Units: 1./JG-53 (5/40 Douzy)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3, Bf 109E-4 WNr 1564 'White 3' (lost 10/5/40)

Remarks: POW 5 October, 1940 after aerial combat with a Hurricane, crashing at Sheerlands Farm, Pluckley. He bailed safely without injury (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Brie Compte Robert, 3 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of Portland on 25 August, 1940. His 4th a Spitfire NE of Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. His 5th a Blenheim 35 km N of Le Harve on 12 September, 1940. Victories may be as high as 10.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 5 aerial victories for Alfred Zeis

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Monday, June 03, 1940 Alfred Zeis 1./JG53 Hawk-75A   14:45 Brie Compte Robert
Saturday, August 24, 1940 Alfred Zeis 1./JG53   17:40 Isle of Wight
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Alfred Zeis 1./JG53 6000-300m 18:38 South of Portland
Monday, August 26, 1940 Alfred Zeis 1./JG53 5000m 17:30 NE Portsmouth
Thursday, September 12, 1940 Alfred Zeis 1./JG53   17:15 35km N Le Havre

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Luftwaffe pilot Christian Hansen

Awards: Wound Badge (8/16/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 'Black 2' (lost)

Remarks: POW ; Shot down with wounds over the Isle of Wight and making a force landing. Source: Jochen Prien

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Luftwaffe pilot Franz Kaiser

Units: Flugzeugführer 2/JG-53 (9/39), 1/JG-53 (4/42 N.Afrika)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 WNr 10 028 'White 6' (lost)

Remarks: POW after aerial combat with a Spitfire and suffering engine damage. His Wk# 10 028 ditched at sea 10 km south of Marsa Scirocco Malta (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Battle near Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Potez 63 west of Noyon, 27 May, 1940. His 4th a Blenheim over Hastings on 19 September, 1940. His 5th a Hurricane S of London on 29 September, 1940. Another, his 6th a Halifax on 24 July, 1941, no location.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 6 aerial victories for Franz Kaiser

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Saturday, September 30, 1939 Franz Kaiser 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   11:57 West of Saarbrucken
Tuesday, May 14, 1940 Franz Kaiser 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   16:25 Sedan
Monday, May 27, 1940 Franz Kaiser 2./JG53 Potez 631   19:16 West of Noyon
Thursday, September 19, 1940 Franz Kaiser 2./JG53   17:25 Hastings
Sunday, September 29, 1940 Franz Kaiser 2./JG53 3000m 17:25 S London
Thursday, July 24, 1941 Franz Kaiser 2.Erg./JG53 Halifax   14:25  

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Kornatz

Units: 2./JG-53 (9/39 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim-11/42), JG-52, 3/EJG-Süd, Stfkpt 1./JG-53 (7/44)

Awards: DK-G(3/20/44), EP, EK 1(9/40) & 2, Wound Badge(5/27/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'Red 5'(10/39), Bf 109F & G(Trop), Bf 109G-2 WNr 13474 'Black <I +' (lost 9/8/42), Bf 109G-10 'Wh 5'(lost 4/45) in 2/JG-53, Me 262

Remarks: WIA during aerial combat with a Potez in a Bf 109E which was totaled (Prien). WIA 8 September, 1942 during aerial combat at Kotluban. Flugbuch (9/40 to 8/44). His first aerial victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, during the French Campaign, a Potez 63 west of Noyon, 27 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 9th overall, an I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 10th a MiG-3 on 8 June, 1942. His 15th a Pe-2 on 27 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 E of Kalatsch on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Katschalinskaya on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two Il-2's and a MiG-1 on 7 September, 1942. One known victory in the Desert, his 26th a Spitfire on 29 November, 1942. His 30th & 31st victories, both Dragonfly's; one 15 km south of Canino, the other 20 km south of Aquino Italy, 13 December, 1943. His 33rd, a B-24 in the Balkans on 22 July, 1944. His 34th a Yak 9 over Rumania on 22 August, 1944. An Il-2 at Mohacs on 23 November, 1944. His 36th a Rumanian Bf 109 on 25 February, 1945. He was shot down in his G-10 on 10 April, 1945 over Vienna by a Soviet Il-2. Deceased 23 August, 2002.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 32 aerial victories for Hans Kornatz

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Saturday, September 30, 1939 Hans Kornatz 2./JG53 Fairey Battle   12:05 West of Saarbrucken
Monday, May 27, 1940 Hans Kornatz 2./JG53 Potez 631   19:15 West of Noyon
Thursday, June 04, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 I-61   14:33  
Monday, June 08, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 MiG-3   17:30  
Monday, June 08, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 I-61 2000m 17:30 7-8km N Kashernoye
Tuesday, June 09, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Pe-2   17:10  
Friday, June 12, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 MiG-3   15:08  
Friday, June 12, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 I-61   15:09  
Thursday, June 25, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3   07:30  
Saturday, June 27, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Pe-2   03:15  
Friday, July 03, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 10-0m 09:40 20km S Jelej
Monday, August 10, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 MiG-3 4000m 09:33 49 473
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 17:53 E Kalatsch
Saturday, August 15, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 P-2 200m 16:17 49 192
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 17:43 Katschalinskaya
Sunday, August 30, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 08:59 49 164
Sunday, September 06, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3 5-10m 10:25 59 356
Monday, September 07, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 MiG-1 5-10m 11:30 40 722
Monday, September 07, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 11:23 49 152
Monday, September 07, 1942 Hans Kornatz Stab I./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 15:53 40 793
Sunday, November 29, 1942 Hans Kornatz 2./JG53 2000m 10:15 2-3km vor Souk el Arba
Sunday, November 21, 1943 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 P-38 Lightning      
Monday, December 06, 1943 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Dragonfly 600m 15:10 15km S Cassino
Tuesday, December 07, 1943 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Dragonfly   15:45 20km SE Cassino
Monday, December 13, 1943 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Dragonfly 50m 14:50 20km S Aquino
Monday, December 13, 1943 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Dragonfly 2000m 11:40 15km S Canino
Saturday, June 10, 1944 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 P-38 Lightning 10m 08:40 24 Ost S/BL-6 (Zimnitsa)
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 B-24 Liberator      
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Yak-9     Romania
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Yak-9     Romania
Thursday, November 23, 1944 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 11:30 NS-5 (Mohacs)
Sunday, February 25, 1945 Hans Kornatz 1./JG53 Bf 109   - -

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Luftwaffe pilot Heinrich Leschert

Units: 3/JG-53 (5/40 Channel)

Awards: DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(9/2/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 3494 (50% damaged 9/2/40), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 WNr 13430 'Yellow 1' (lost 8/10/42)

Remarks: MIA during aerial combat at Stalingrad after being hit by fragments from a Soviet aircraft. In the JG-53 Chronicles, he is credited with a Battle on 30 Septmber, 1939 which was not found in the OKL Claims List. Shot down with wounds on 2 September, 1940 and managed to get back to Boulogne where he made a force landing (Prien). His first victory, a Wellington over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 7th victory, a Hurricane over Malta on 5 March, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 23 June, 1942. His 9th a Pe-2 on 26 June, 1942. His 10th an Il-2 15 km SE of Selmjansk on 4 July, 1942. His 11th a Pe-2 25 km E of Voronezh on 5 July, 1942. A double, his 12th & 13th both LaGG-3's on 6 July, 1942. His 14th a Boston on 11 July, 1942. His 15th a Pe-2 on 26 July, 1942. His 16th & 17th both Il-2's on 29 July, 1942. An 18th an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 19 aerial victories for Heinrich Leschert

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Wellington   19.33 Sedan
05-Mar-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53   12.10 North La Valetta Malta Hurricane MkIIb RAF 185 Wing GL-P P/O Marcus W Kidson Z2402 Malta 1942
23-Jun-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 DB-3   15.35  
26-Jun-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Pe-2   07.10  
04-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 450m 12.25 10-15km SE Selmjansk
05-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Pe-2 1200m 17.50 25km E Voronezh
05-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Pe-2   17.50  
06-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 LaGG-3   17.30  
06-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 LaGG-3   17.26  
11-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 A-20 Boston   03.15  
26-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Pe-2   12.42  
29-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 15.50 18 770
29-Jul-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 15.53 18 780
04-Aug-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 200-300m 15.45 48 141
05-Aug-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 MiG-3 20m 04.50 49 550
05-Aug-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09.36 49 710
06-Aug-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 16.41 49 560
07-Aug-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 MiG-3 3000m 14.25 45 570
10-Aug-42 Heinrich Leschert 3./JG53 MiG-3 Low Level 17.25 39 670

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Luftwaffe pilot Hans Roehrig

Units: 3/EKdo 210 (9/40), 3./JG-53 (5/41S.U. & Malta), Stfkpt 9./JG-53 (11/42 Med)

Awards: RK(10/2/42), EP(10/26/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 210, Bf 109F-2 WNr 6726 (WIA 7/4/41) & Bf 109F-4/Trop WNr 10234 'Yellow 4' (WIA 6/30/42), both in 3/JG-53; Bf 109G-2 WNr 13480 (lost 8/6/42), Bf 109G-4/R6/Trop WNr 15063 'Yellow 5+I' (lost 7/13/43) in Staffel

Remarks: MIA over the Straits of Messina after aerial combat in 'Yellow 5' with Spitfires near Catania Plains escorting Ju 52's on a para drop. Shot down and bailed successfully on 6 August, 1942, in Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13480 during aerial combat with Soviet fighters. 50 victories in the East, many multiple victories. His 9th a Soviet I-61 on 5 June, 1942. His 10th & 11th two Il-2's on 31 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Stalingrad on 13 August, 1942. Two I-180's on 20 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. Two Il-2's on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2, a Yak-1 and a U-2 on 8 September, 1942. Three Il-2's on 9 September, 1942. Four Yak-1's on 19 September, 1942. Three Yak-1's, a P-40 and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. Many Soviet multiples! His 57th & 58th victories, two Spitfires in Africa on 12 October, 1942. Another known Spitfire 50 km south of Corro on 28 January, 1943. His victory count may be 80, as he reportedly downed five AC while serving in Erpr.Gr 210. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 77 aerial victories for Hans Roehrig

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, June 05, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 I-61   12:40  
Friday, July 31, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 13:58 3915
Friday, July 31, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14:10 3919
Wednesday, August 05, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 MiG-1 1500m 11:24 38 161
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 MiG-3 1500m 06:15 39 891
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 3000m 10:12 E Stalingrad
Thursday, August 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 I-180 800m 16:04 49 592
Thursday, August 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 I-180 Low Level 16:07 49 532
Friday, August 21, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 600m 14:40 49 410
Saturday, August 22, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 P-2 Low Level 12:30 59 130
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 MiG-1 800m 12:20 49 270
Monday, August 24, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 1800m 12:10 49 270
Friday, August 28, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 P-40B Warhawk 800m 08:10 49 430
Saturday, August 29, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 MiG-1 Low Level 09:17 39 460
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14:55 49 180
Friday, September 04, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13:45 77 540
Friday, September 04, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13:50 77 560
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 11:55 59 330
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 16:40 40 350
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 U-2 Low Level 17:10 30 630
Wednesday, September 09, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 17:45 49 430
Wednesday, September 09, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 10:50 40 550
Wednesday, September 09, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 10:53 40 550
Thursday, September 10, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 I-180 2000m 15:35 49 450
Thursday, September 10, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 200m 08:34 49 280
Friday, September 11, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 P-2 2500m 16:07 49 270
Friday, September 11, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 2000m 05:30 49 410
Saturday, September 12, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 La-5 2600m 06:07 49 410
Saturday, September 12, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 800m 16:47 49 290
Saturday, September 12, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 La-5 2500m 16:50 49 410
Sunday, September 13, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 09:35 49 164
Sunday, September 13, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 1500m 15:46 49 410
Monday, September 14, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 1000m 10:57 49 271
Monday, September 14, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 1000m 16:46 49 274
Friday, September 18, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 15:20 49 130
Friday, September 18, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 600m 15:29 40 530
Friday, September 18, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 10:55 40 870 -
Saturday, September 19, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 800m 09:30 49 132
Saturday, September 19, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 09:32 49 122
Saturday, September 19, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 13:55 49 432
Saturday, September 19, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 09:27 49 132
Sunday, September 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 LaGG-3 600m 12:15 49 290
Sunday, September 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1500m 14:43 49 450
Sunday, September 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 200m 14:52 49 430
Sunday, September 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 09:15 49 130
Sunday, September 20, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 11:55 49 430
Tuesday, September 22, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1500m 16:27 49 220
Wednesday, September 23, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1000m 09:18 40 780
Wednesday, September 23, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 200m 09:20 40 750
Wednesday, September 23, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 1500m 16:26 40 750
Thursday, September 24, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 2000m 16:35 40 790
Friday, September 25, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 2000m 14:02 49 264
Friday, September 25, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Yak-1 2000m 13:53 49 263
Monday, October 12, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53   11:08  
Wednesday, October 14, 1942 Hans Roehrig 3./JG53 Spitfire   11:07  
Sunday, January 24, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 800m 07:42 50km S Agrigento
Thursday, January 28, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 Low Level 11:56 50km S Corro
Thursday, April 29, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning      
Tuesday, May 11, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning      
Wednesday, May 12, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning      
Wednesday, May 12, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning      
Tuesday, May 18, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning 5000m 14:08 20km NW Trapani
Wednesday, May 19, 1943 Hans Roehrig 8./JG53 P-38 Lightning 3500m 14:25 15km SE Caglar
Wednesday, May 19, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning 4000m 14:25 SSE Insel Autioco
Saturday, May 22, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning 7000m 16:15 5km SE Marettimo
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 B-25 Mitchell 3000m 15:09 60km SSW Porto Polo
Monday, June 07, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-40 Kittyhawk 4000m 06:45 2km E Cap Bone
Sunday, June 13, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13:24 30km NNE Pantellaria
Friday, June 25, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 B-17F 7000m 12:06 Messina Straits
Sunday, July 04, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 B-25 Mitchell 4000m 13:15 18km S Gela
Monday, July 05, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38 Lightning      
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 Low Level 15:15 5km E Cap Passero
Friday, July 09, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 A-20 Boston 4000m 14:34 4km S Gela
Saturday, July 10, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 2000m 19:35 5km NE Syracuse
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38F Lightning 2000m 11:25 15km S Pachino
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 P-38F Lightning 3000m 13:15 10km SW Catania
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Hans Roehrig 9./JG53 Dogfight (Spitfires)     Dogfight Spitfires Syracuse

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Luftwaffe pilot Walter Rupp

Units: 1./JG-53 (1/40 Darmstadt; France 5/40), Stfkpt 1./JG-53, Stfkpt 3./JG-53 (9/40)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(5/10/40), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109D, Bf 109E 'White 13' (lost 1/40), Bf 109E-3 'White 3' (3/40), Bf 109E-4B WNr 1106 'Yellow 1' (lost 10/17/40)

Remarks: POW ; shot down over England in 'Yellow 1' on 17 October, 1940. He made a force landing by Manston, and was immediately taken prisoner. Jager Blatt article (Hans Fischer body recovery, 1998). He lost a Bf 109E on 2 January, 1940 during aerial combat with a Curtis; he was not injured (Prien). Injured on 10 May, 1940 when his Bf 109E-1 was rammed by another Bf 109. He crashed south of Grevenmacher (Prien). One known 'Damaged', a Hawk-75A in the Saarbrücken area, 24 September, 1939. His first victory, a Hurricane S of London on 29 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Maidstone on 5 October, 1940. Survived the war.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Walter Rupp

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
24-Sep-39 Walter Rupp 1./JG53 Hawk-75A      
29-Sep-40 Walter Rupp 3./JG53   17.26  
Walter Rupp 3./JG53 5500m 12.40 Maidstone

 

 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
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