4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 4./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG54 (W1+) Hans Philipp France Aug 1940 00

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG54 (W1+) Hans Philipp Coquelles France Aug 1940 01

Photo 01: Oblt. Hans Philipp's 'White 1' clearly showing the sprayed cross-hatch finish used to tone down the blue fuselage sides.

Pilots 4./JG54 Hans Philipp (W1+) Coquelles France Aug 1940

Photo 01. Philipp seen here with Oblt. Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofer, left became Staffelkapitan of the 4./JG54 on 26 August while based at Campagne.

Pilots 4./JG54 Hans Philipp Coquelles France Aug 1940 02

Photo 02: Philipp claimed his first victory while with l./JG76 in Poland and seven more during the Western campaign. Here, all eight victories maybe seen on his aircraft's rudder. By 22 October 1940, Philipp's total had risen to 20 victories, for which he was awarded the Ritterkreuz, and by the end of the year his score had risen to 23.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG54 (W2+) Yugoslavia 1941

Photo 01: These Bf 109Es of Hptm. Dietrich Hrabak's II./JG54 are believed to have been photographed following the fall of Yugoslavia, at which time the Gruppe was withdrawn from the Balkans to convert to the Bf 109E The Gruppe's aircraft were left behind and many were passed on to JG77.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 4./JG54 (White 4+) Battle of Britain France 1940-41

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG54 (W2+) Yugoslavia 1941 01

Photo 01: These Bf 109Es of Hptm. Dietrich Hrabak's II./JG54 are believed to have been photographed following the fall of Yugoslavia, at which time the Gruppe was withdrawn from the Balkans to convert to the Bf 109E The Gruppe's aircraft were left behind and many were passed on to JG77.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 4./JG54 (W2+) Arad, Rumania 1941 01

Photo 01: An airfield scene at Arad with Rumanian ground personnel helping to refuel the Bf 109Es of III./JG54. The aircraft on the far left still retains its factory code, a not infrequent occurrence in front-line units when an urgent need to put aircraft into service or insufficient opportunity prevented ground crews from applying unit identification numbers and emblems.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E II./JG54 (White 11+) Yugoslavia 1941 01

Photo 01: These Bf 109Es of Hptm. Dietrich Hrabak's II./JG54 are believed to have been photographed following the fall of Yugoslavia, at which time the Gruppe was withdrawn from the Balkans to convert to the Bf 109E The Gruppe's aircraft were left behind and many were passed on to JG77.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 4./JG54 (W11+) Arad, Rumania 1941 01

Photo 01: An airfield scene at Arad with Rumanian ground personnel helping to refuel the Bf 109Es of III./JG54. The aircraft on the far left still retains its factory code, a not infrequent occurrence in front-line units when an urgent need to put aircraft into service or insufficient opportunity prevented ground crews from applying unit identification numbers and emblems.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4, III./JG 77, Greece or Rumania, May, 1941

This aircraft also carried an interestingly modified camouflage. This was in the form of an irregular spray of RLM 70 and RLM 71 greens for an overall darkening of the airframe. This form of modifying the camouflage appeared quite often within JG 54. The rudder bears nine Abschussbalken, or kill markings. As with Black '10', this aircraft also came to III./JG 77 from II./JG 54, as indicated by the 'Aspern Lion' in the crest on the sides of the fuselage. The lion symbolizes the Viennese quarter of Aspern. Up to the end of the Second World War, Aspern, founded in 1912, was the headquarters of Austrian flying – military and civilian. After the end of the war, it was used by Soviet occupational forces, and daily civilian action was transferred to Schwechat.

Tento letoun také nesl zajímavì upravenou kamufláž. I zde byly na boèní plochy trupu nastøíkány nepravidelné pruhy zelených barev RLM 70 a RLM 71 pro celkové ztmavení letounu. Tento zpùsob úpravy kamufláže se u JG 54 objevoval pomìrnì èasto. Smìrovka nese devìt Abschussbalken – tedy symbolù sestøelù. Stejnì jako u "èerné 10" i tento stroj dostala III./JG 77 od II./JG 54, o èemž svìdèí "lev aspernský" v erbu na bocích trupu. Lev je symbolem vídeòské ètvrti Aspern. Až do konce 2. svìtové války byl Aspern, resp. místní letištì založené v roce 1912 centrem rakouského létání – vojenského i civilního. Po ukonèení bojù bylo letištì používáno sovìtskými okupaèními silami a civilní letecké dìní pøesunulo na jiné letištì, na Schwechat. Socha lva v Aspernu pøipomíná bitvu mezi Napoleonem a Rakouskem, která zde probìhla v kvìtnu 1809 a skonèila porážkou Francouzù.

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5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 5./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 5.JG54 Black 2 Ernst Wagner WNr 5178 shot down over England

Photo: MIA/POW while in 5 Staffel in 'Black 2' over Chatham/Dungeness, force landing in Kent when he became lost during combat. Prior, on while in 6 Staffel in an E-3, he was shot down with wounds over Hamsteede airfield, Holland. On he was shot down by a French Morane 406, and bailed successfully west of the Upper Rhine. He probably should of stuck to medicine!

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 5./JG54 Black 4 WNr 3639 crash-landed on a beach Scheldt estuary, Holland

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1, W.Nr.3639, of 5./JG54 'Black 4', a Bf 109E-1 of 5./JG54 was photographed after forced landing in sand dunes of Scheldt estuary 26th of August 1940. Repainted in an 02/71 upper scheme, the sides of the fuselage carried a mixed 02/71 mottle while the underside 65 wrapped unevenly around the leading edges of the wings and tail plane. The aircraft was fitted with the later, heavier framed canopy and a rear-view mirror. The cowling was yellow and the spinner, painted half-white and half 70, was fitted with a red nose cap. The 'Lion of Aspern' emblem of II./JG54 was carried beneath the windscreen on both sides of the fuselage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG54 (Black 4+) WNr 3639 crash-landed on a beach, Scheldt estuary, Holland,

Photo 01: Such was the limited endurance of the standard Bf 109E that after a sortie to Southern England, many aircraft barely managed the return flight across the Channel. This Bf 109E-1 from 5,/JG54 has been retro-fitted with a capped spinner. The Gruppe emblem was 'handed' so that the head of the lion always faced the nose of the aircraft. The II./JG54 emblem a black rectangle was first applied to the aircraft, then the red sections added. The white detail was then sprayed through a single stencil to ensure a quick yet neat finish.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E 5./JG54 (Black 9+-) France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-4 5./JG54 (Red 7+) WNr 1988 Joachim Schypek crash-landed near Lydd POW 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4, W.Nr.1988, of 5./JG54 flown by Lt. Joachim Schypek. Finished in a high demarcation 02/71 scheme, the fuselage sides carried a crosshatched pattern of green 71, between the arms of which were applied patches of 02 in varying densities. On the rudder, only the rear edge was painted yellow, and the upper surface camouflage remained on the otherwise all-yellow cowling. Four black Abschüssbalken were painted on the rudder and represented one Curtiss over France, two Spitfires over England and a Blenheim over France. The spinner carried a red tip with the remainder painted half-white and half black-green. The red '7' was thinly outlined in white and beneath the windscreen was a black rectangle, the beginnings of II./JG54's 'Lion of Aspern' emblem.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 5./JG54 (Red 7+) WNr 1988 Joachim Schypek crash-landed near Lydd POW 01-03

Photo’s 01-02: 'Red 7', the Bf 109E-4, W.Nr.1988, of Lt. Joachim Schypek of JG54 after forced landing at Broom Hill near Lydd during the morning of 25 October. According to the report on his interrogation, Lt. Schypek was with the unit medical officer that morning who told him he was not to fly. Nevertheless, when the rest of his Staffel started engines and set off on a Jabo escort mission to London, Schypek could not resist and, running out to his aircraft, he took off after them. A large number of Bf 109s were on this operation but before the bombers reached their objective, Schypek, flying near Biggin Hill at 26,000 ft, was attacked by about ten 41Sqn. Spitfires. Schypek successfully avoided several simultaneous attacks from both sides but did not see until too late that F/O Peter Brown was on his tail. 'Red 7' received many hits which damaged the radiator and Schypek could also hear bullets striking his armour plating. The Spitfire did not make another attack but, owing to the rising engine temperature, Schypek was forced to land.

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6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 6./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 E-1 6./JG54 Brown 2 crash-landed at Campagne, France 1940

Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1 'Brown 2' of 6./JG54, Campagne, Autumn 1940. This aircraft displays another camouflage scheme used by JG54, the machine being finished in a cross-hatch of Green 70, within which are patches of 02 or a similar grey. Note that the gun troughs have been outlined in yellow.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 6./JG 54 (Br2+) crash-landed at Campagne, France 1940 01-03

Photo's 01-03: 'Brown 2' of 6./JG54 was damaged during a mission over England and crash-landed at Campagne. Note the battle damage behind the port Balkenkreuz in the view above. Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 'Brown 2' of 6./JG 54, autumn 1940. The aircraft is finished in RLM 71/02 on upper surfaces, and RLM 65 on the undersides, with colour division line in the upper part of the fuselage. The camouflage was supplemented along fuselage sides by a cross hatch overspray of RLM 70, within which are patches of RLM 02. Fuselage machine gun troughs are in yellow. Unit's emblem was painted just forward of the cockpit, on either side. The brown '2' was black outlined.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E3 6./JG 54 (Yellow 4+-) France 1940 01-02

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1/B 6./JG 54 (Y10+) accident France 1940 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109E.1/B Yellow 10 of II./JG54. Displaying one of the more elaborate finishes introduced in late 1940, this aircraft has the standard 02/71 fuselage spine but with the 65 fuselage sides darkened with meandering 70 lines, within which are patches of 02. The finish was applied at unit level, though probably with the agreement of the RLM, and is believed to have been devised by II./JG54. An almost identical finish has also been observed in use by JG54 in the Balkans and in Russia. On this machine, the 70 spinner had a yellow cap and a white quarter segment.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 6./JG 54 (Y10+) accident France 1940 01-02

Photo's 01-02: An interesting camouflage scheme adopted by II/JG54 is seen on 'Yellow 10' of 6./JG54. The pattern consisted of meandering Green 70 lines over the Blue 65 fuselage sides, within which were patches of 02,

Messerschmitt Bf 109E1 6./JG 54 (Y15+) France 1940

 
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Knights Cross

Luftwaffe pilot Hans Philipp

Hans Philipp was born on March 17, 1917 in Meissen in Saxony.
As a member of I./JG76 (later to become II./JG54), Philipp saw action over Poland and scored his first victory. Later during the Battle of Britain, Hans Philipp was made the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG54.

Philipp soon gained a reputation for being a superb dogfighter, often preferring to battle it out with enemy fighters rather than bombers. Philipp's successes in combat were recognized on November 4, 1940 when he was awarded the Knights Cross for his twenty victories to date. In typical celebratory fashion, he claimed a Hurricane ten days later.

On March 26, 1941, Yugoslavia pronounced its defiance of Hitler and joined the Allied cause. Fearing offensive operations from Yugoslavian territory, Hitler issued Directive No. 25 - the subjugation of Yugoslavia and Greece. On the second day of attacks, April 7, 1941, the Grunherz Geschwader engaged the Jugoslovensko Kraljevsko Ratno Vazduhoplovstvo (JKRV) in a massive air battle. In daring attacks, the JKRV manned Me 109s attacked twenty-six Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers, escorted by double that amount of fighters. During this dogfight, Hans Philipp managed to down two of the JKRV 109s.

Operation Barbarossa saw Philipp's score begin to climb. On August 24, 1941, Philipp became the 33rd member of the German Armed Forces to be awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross. On a sad note, Franz Eckerle, Kommandeur of I./JG54, was posted missing on February 14, 1942. The high scoring Hans Philipp was chosen as his successor. As Kommandeur of I./JG54, he oversaw the early careers of many young fighter pilots, among them Walter Nowotny.

March 1942 saw Philipp reach some incredible milestones. On March 12, 1942, he became the first member of JG54 to be awarded the Swords to the Knight Cross (8th overall). Even more remarkable, on March 31, 1942 Philipp became the fourth Luftwaffe fighter pilot to achieve 100 victories.

April 1, 1943 saw Philipp transferred to Defense of the Reich duties as Kommodore of JG1. There he battled the growing menace of the 8th Air Force and continued to score victories as his duties allowed.

The following is an excerpt (in italics) from Eric Mombeek's book 'Defending the Reich: The History of Jagdgeschwader 1 - Oesau' Reichmarshall Goring issued the following edict after an 8th AF raid on October 4, 1943:

There are no meterological conditions which would prevent fighters from taking off and engaging in combat. Every fighter pilot taking off in a machine not showing any sign of combat, or without having recorded a victory will be prosecured by a court-martial. In the case of where a pilot uses up his ammunition, or if his weapons are unusable, he should ram the enemy bomber.

Kommodore Philipp's response: 'As far as I'm concerned, I categorically refuse to allow myself to be held to such advice; I know what I have to do!'

On October 8, 1943, the 8th AF dispatched 156 bombers to targets in Bremen and Vegesack. The force was escorted by 250+ Thunderbolts from six different fighter groups.

The Stab Flight of the Geschwader heard Philipp announce a victory over a Thunderbolt. The last tranmission from him was: 'Reinhardt, attack!' Feldwebel Reinhardt was Philipp's wingman on this day. He last saw the Kommodore's aircraft disappear in a cloud. Reinhardt was wounded after colliding with an enemy aircraft, but made a successful forced landing. Later that evening, the Geschwader learned that their Kommodore had been shot down and killed.

In the all too brief career of this dogfight artist, Philipp scored 206 victories over the course of 500+ missions

Asisbiz database list of 150 aerial victories for Hans Philipp

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
05-Sep-39 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 PZL P-24   14.15 7km S Radomsko
18-May-40 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   16.25 West of Rethel
03-Jun-40 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   15.20 West of epernay
07-Jun-40 Hans Philipp 1./JG76 4000m 20.50 South of Dieppe
30-Aug-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
01-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
05-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 6000m 16.20 Thames Estuary
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 6000m 10.20 West of London
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 Not Listed      
27-Sep-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   16.18  
13-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   14.02  
13-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 7000m 14.03 zw Dungeness-Tunbridge Wells
13-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   14.05  
20-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   11.05  
20-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54      
30-Oct-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 8000m 17.02 Dungeness
02-Nov-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 8000m   NW Dungeness
14-Nov-40 Hans Philipp 4./JG54   12.30 Canterbury
07-Apr-41 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 Bf 109E 6500m 18.03 S. Neusatz
07-Apr-41 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 Bf 109E 6000m 17.55 S. Neusatz
06-Feb-42 Hans Philipp 4./JG54 R-5 30m 14.08 SE Malaya Vischera
17-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   13.40  
19-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.10  
22-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   14.30  
23-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.05  
26-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   12.00  
27-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.40  
27-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.47  
28-Feb-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.36  
12-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.55  
12-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.59  
15-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   16.34  
18-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   13.08  
22-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.45  
22-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   10.49  
28-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   09.10  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   08.45  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   11.15  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   11.19  
29-Mar-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-18   11.25  
30-May-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3   16.17  
06-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.26  
06-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.25  
11-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1   20.25  
12-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3   20.10  
15-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   20.01  
15-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   20.02  
26-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   09.37  
26-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   09.44  
26-Jun-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3   16.28  
11-Jul-42 Hans Philipp 1./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   19.40  
02-Aug-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.31 00 191
02-Aug-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.26 00 164
07-Nov-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1600m 07.49 11 853
07-Nov-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 1500m 07.08 11 752
07-Nov-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 1500m 07.15 11 752
16-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3 3500m 11.38 00 261
16-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-4 3000m 11.25 11 872
16-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 MiG-3 3200m 11.35 00 251
29-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-15 Rata 1200m 13.58 1170
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.55 28 174
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 10.00 28 131
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 12.00 28 114
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 12.05 28 121
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 150m 12.25 28 141
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 12.20 28 113
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.30 28 171
30-Dec-42 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 12.12 18 264
06-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 12.46 28 141
06-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 12.55 28 262
06-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 12.53 28 124
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1400m 09.20 18 233
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 09.25 18 231
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 20-50m 09.27 29 743
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 40m 09.30 29 753
07-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 40m 09.32 29 743
10-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG3 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 11.41 91 763
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 10.54 10 113
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2500m 14.01 10 154
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2500m 14.01 10 154
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 11.20 00 281
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 11.16 00 263
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 11.03 10 123
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 10.55 10 114
12-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 11.12 10 113
13-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 13.58 00 264
13-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14.03 10 244
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09.05 10 211
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.55 00 282
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09.03 10 214
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 2000-2500m 11.28 00 252
14-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 2000-2500m 11.25 10 254
15-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.03 00 432
15-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.06 00 431
22-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 13.02 10 141
22-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 13.10 10 334
22-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 13.12 10 152
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 13.12 10 152
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 13.14 10 151
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 13.08 10 191
23-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 13.02 10 163
24-Jan-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 I-153 800m 10.56 10 143
11-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 09.14 00 274
14-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.30 00 462
14-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.35 00 294
19-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 12.10 10 391
19-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 12.15 10 394
21-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 08.45 00 411
21-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09.06 10 534
22-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 80-100m 15.08 10 153
22-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 15.23 10 144
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10.02 10 152
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11.08 10 151
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 09.16 00 252
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 08.59 00 334
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 08.55 00 363
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 800m 08.53 00 392
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 300m 08.50 00 412
23-Feb-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 08.40 00 412
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.32 18 194
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.14 18 243
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14.40 18 363
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.34 18 194
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5300m 11.50 18 451
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 14.42 18 391
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.07 18 264
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.37 18 361
07-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.09 28 144
14-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 200m 13.32 18 281
14-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13.25 18 453
15-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 15.33 18 364
15-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 15.35 18 451
15-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 15.30 18 414
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.50 18 241
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.56 15km South Kharkov
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 10.43 18 261
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.53 18 244
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 10.48 18 214
16-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.54 18 244
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 16.13 18 421
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2600m 16.15 18 421
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2600m 16.16 18 332
17-Mar-43 Hans Philipp Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 2400m 16.19 18 361
02-May-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1   19.43 120km W Haarlem
16-May-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt   13.12 25km N Zeebrugge
26-Jul-43 Hans Philipp 7./NJG1 Stirling 5400m 00.31 6km N Hoenderlo
08-Oct-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 6600m 15.28 FR-52 (Diepholz-Quakenbruck)
08-Oct-43 Hans Philipp Stab /JG1 Dogfight (P-47)   KiA P-47 Dogfight Hardenhaus
27-Jun-44 Hans Philipp 7./JG27 P-51 Mustang     S Soissons

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Luftwaffe pilot Joachim Schypek

Units: 3./JG-76 (8/39), 2./JG-76 (4/40), 5./JG-54 (9/40)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109 E-1 'Yellow 13', Bf 109 E-4 WNr 1988 'Black or Red 7' (lost 10/25/40)

Remarks: POW over Tonbridge-Kent, after escorting Jabo's of 4/JG-54 over the greater London area. He successfully belly landed at Brooms Hill, near Lydd, Kent, when his engine overheated from fighter damage, and seized. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A southeast of Charleville, 14 May, 1940. On 17 May, 1940, he bailed out, slightly wounded, after an attack by a Hurricane of RAF No. 615 Sq.. Flugbuch (4/40 to 9/40). Another victory, his 2nd, a Blenheim at Haarlem on 27 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km SE of Ramsgate on 8 September, 1940. His 4th a Spitfire at Rochester on 5 October, 1940.

Luftwaffe pilot Asisbiz database list of 4 Aerial Victories for Joachim Schypek

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Joachim Schypek 2./JG76 Hawk-75A     SE Charleville
27-Jun-40 Joachim Schypek 2./JG76   15.22 Haarlem
08-Sep-40 Joachim Schypek 5./JG54 200m 18.30 10km SE Ramsgate
05-Oct-40 Joachim Schypek 5./JG54   12.25 Rochester

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Luftwaffe pilot Dr Ernst Wagner

Units: 2./JG-54 (1/40), 6./JG-54 (8/40), 5./JG-54 (10/40)

Awards: Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'Yellow ?' (lost 8/11/40), Bf 109 E-4 WNr 5178 'Black 2' (lost 10/25/40)

Remarks: MIA/POW while in 5 Staffel in 'Black 2' over Chatham/Dungeness, force landing in Kent when he became lost during combat. Prior, on 11 August, 1940, while in 6 Staffel in an E-3, he was shot down with wounds over Hamsteede airfield, Holland. On 19 January, 1940, he was shot down by a French Morane 406, and bailed successfully west of the Upper Rhine.

 

 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/