Jasta Munster Loddenheide

On July 5th 1941 2./JG1 was formed from Jasta Münster-Loddenheide who where previously based in Katwijk Holland

List of Photographs

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG1 'Margot' Katwijk Holland Aug 1941 01-02
Bf 109E 2./JG1 pilot Hans Georg Wennekers 01
Bf 109E 2./JG1 'Ria' Katwijk Holland Aug 1941 01

A ground crew member poses on the cowling which also shows staffel markings, 'the smiling sun', and also painted on the aircraft is the pilots wife or girlfriend's name in this case 'Ria'.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG1 White 2 Friedel pilot Hans Gerd Wennekers Katwijk 1941 01
Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG1 White 11 Lisl Katwijk Holland Aug 1941 01
Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 2./JG1 Black 1 Katwijk Holland Aug 1941 01-02
Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 2./JG1 Black 3 Lilo Katwijk Holland Aug 1941 01-03
Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 2./JG1 Black 3 Pilots Wolf Heinz Knoke 01
Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 2./JG1 Ingeborg Katwijk Holland 1940 01

 
 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E4 2/.JG1 Black 1 Heinz Knoke Lilo Holland Aug 1940
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E4 2/.JG1 Black 1 Heinz Knoke Lilo Holland Aug 1941
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E4 2/.JG1 Black 1 Heinz Knoke Lilo Holland Aug 1941 B
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E4 2/.JG1 Black 1 Heinz Knoke Lilo Holland Aug 1941 B01
COD game skin by asisbiz Bf 109E4 2/.JG1 Black 1 Heinz Knoke Lilo Holland Aug 1941 B02
COD skins by Matthew Laird Acred. I studied the phot's more carefully and decided it was most likely done in the new Luftwaffe RLM 74/75/76, a gray scheme that seems to have been introduced some months earlier, perhaps as early as March or April This skin took a lot of time to get it right I hope you all like it.

 

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Luftwaffe pilot Wolf Heinz Knoke

Units: II./JG-52 (Russia 6/41), 11./JG-2, 2./JG-1 (8/41), 5./JG-1, Stfkpt 5./JG-11 (4/43), Kdr III./JG-1 (8/44)

Awards: RK(4/27/45), DK-G(11/17/43), EK 1 & 2, DRL Sports Badge, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-2 WNr12866 'Yellow 7' w/JG-2 (8/43), Bf 109G-1/R2 'Red 1' in 5/JG-11, Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 'Black 1' in 5/JG-11

Remarks: Barbarossa pilot. 19 bombers. Over 400 missions. All victories in the West. He wore the Croatian Pilot wings also. He joined the 'circle of four-engine bomber slayers: Specht, Frey, Sommer and König. He tried the new idea of dropping a timed-fuse bomb into the middle of a B-17 'box'. He crashed a Bf 109G at Hilversum Holland on 30 January, 1944, his injuries, if any, unknown, serving in 5/JG-11 at the time (DeSwart). His 20th victory, a B-17 at Wagenfeld-Sulingen on 10 February, 1944. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid, and the Schweinfurt Raid, but crashed at an airfield near Bonn after his left wing spar was severely damaged by B-17 return fire. His mechanic was Ogefr Arndt. Flew Bf 109E 'Black 3' in Autumn 1941 in JG-1. Flew Bf 109G-1 in 5/JG-11. His 25th victory, a P-51 at the Waggum airfield on 29 April, 1944. Alt incorrect spelling; Knocke. His flying career ended with a car crash on 9 October, 1944 which nearly caused him to lose a leg. After the war, he resided at Ahornweg 7, 4505 Bad Iburg, Ger. Deceased 18 May, 1993. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 35 aerial victories for Wolf Heinz Knoke

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Heinz Knoke 2./JG1 Blenheim   14:30 20km N Wangerooge
Friday, November 6, 1942 Heinz Knoke 2./JG1 Mosquito 50m 14:55 50km North of Helgoland
Friday, February 26, 1943 Heinz Knoke 2./JG1 B-24D Liberator 7500m 11:18 1½km FlPl Zwischenahn
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Heinz Knoke 2./JG1 B-24 Liberator 7000m 15:14 20km SE Helgoland
Monday, March 22, 1943 Heinz Knoke 2./JG1 B-17 Fortress 6000m 15:21 30km W Helgoland
Saturday, April 17, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 4000m 13:10 20km SW Bremen
Friday, May 14, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress   12:17 05 Ost S/JT-7
Saturday, May 15, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7300m 10:34 10km W St Peter-Ording
Saturday, May 15, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress   10:56 3km SW Westerhever
Wednesday, May 19, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress     05 Ost S/TU-3 Fleckeby
Friday, June 11, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 6000m 19:35 05 OstS/55/6/8
Friday, June 25, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 5500m 08:34 AO 3-3 (off Friesian Islands)
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 5200m 09:15 QQ-9 (N Rudesheim)
Tuesday, August 17, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress   17:30 05 Ost S/PO 1 (W Blankenheim)
Monday, September 27, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11:15 AP-58 (NW Baltrum)
Monday, September 27, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt 6000m 11:26 05 Ost S /BP-8
Monday, October 4, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-24 Liberator 7000m 10:25 05 Ost S/TN-TM
Friday, October 8, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7500m 16:00 05 Ost S/FQ-29 bei Herbergen
Sunday, October 10, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt   15:27 05 Ost S/HQ-6 (Lienen NE Munster)
Sunday, October 10, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt   15:27 05 Ost S/HQ-6 (Lienen NE Munster)
Saturday, December 11, 1943 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress Hss   12:39 05 Ost S/BP-3 (S Baltrum)
Thursday, February 10, 1944 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11:20 FS (Wagenfeld-Sulingen)
Tuesday, February 22, 1944 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13:50 05 ost S/HT (Raum Hameln)
Friday, March 3, 1944 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 P-51 Mustang   12:05 05 Ost S/AO-9
Monday, March 6, 1944 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress   12:15 05 Ost S/ER South Delmenhorst
Wednesday, March 8, 1944 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress   13:25  
Saturday, April 29, 1944 Heinz Knoke 5./JG11 P-51 Mustang 40m 12:00 FlPl Braunschweig-Waggum 1150 -
Monday, August 14, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt   06:00 EP-6 Rennes
Tuesday, August 15, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt     TC-2 Rouen
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 Spitfire   05:30 DE-4 Auxonnettes Eetampes
Thursday, August 17, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 B-26 Marauder   18:00 DB-7 Pithiviers
Friday, August 18, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 P-51 Mustang   14:30  
Friday, August 18, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 P-51 Mustang   14:35  
Friday, August 25, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 P-51 Mustang 3200m 18:55 05 Ost S/SG-3 (NE Tergnier)
Monday, August 28, 1944 Heinz Knoke Stab III./JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt   08:35 SG-2 Soissons

Luftwaffe Badge

Luftwaffe pilot Hans Gerd Wennekers

Units: 2./JG-1 (aka Kdo Losigkeit, 6/41-5/43), 5./JG-11 (5/43 Reich Def), I./JG-11 (4/45)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 WNr3520 'Wh 2'(6/41), Bf 109F 'Blk 7'(1/42), Bf 109E 'Blk 16', Bf 109G-6 WNr 410133 'Black 10' (20% dam 12/1/43; belly land, fuel shortage), Bf 109G WNr 410222 (lost)

Remarks: Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, the raid R. Kracker was shot down during. Very experienced pilot with 100+ missions. 10 bombers. His 3rd victory, a B-17 on 21 May, 1943 over Wilhelmshaven. His 2nd victim, a B-17, came on 17 April, 1943, and another, unconfirmed on 14 May, 1943. A double victory, his 5th & 6th, both B-24's NW of Helgoland on 4 October, 1943. His 10th, a P-47 on 22 December, 1943. His 15th, a P-47 in the Qackenbrück area on 6 March, 1944. Shortly after he saved the life of H. Knoke, on 6 March, 1944, he was shot down near Quakenbrück by a P-47 of 78FG, piloted by Lt Walter Tonkin. Badly wounded in the left forearm, he bailed successfully, and later returned to action. His 16th victory, an La-5 in the Küstrin area on 15 February, 1945. His 17th, a Yak-9 in the Küstrin area on 21 March, 1945. His 20th, a Pe-2 on 16 April, 1945. His 21st, a Yak-9 on 18 April, 1945. His 22nd, a Yak-9 on 20 April, 1945. His 23rd, a Yak-9 on 24 April, 1945. His 24th, and last victory, a Yak-9 on 25 April, 1945. Flugbuch (8/40 to 4/45). See note re: Wk # 3520 on 'Johnen' record. On 3/6/42 he made an Emer landing on frozen LakeNesbyen, low fuel.

Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories for Hans Gerd Wennekers

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 2./JG1 Wellington     Scheldemundung
Friday, February 26, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 2./JG1 B-24D Liberator 7500m 11:22 9km N Bad Zwischenahn in See
Saturday, April 17, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress      
Friday, May 14, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress      
Friday, May 21, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13:08 6549
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress   09:12  
Monday, October 4, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-24 Liberator     NW Helgoland
Monday, October 4, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-24 Liberator     NW Helgoland
Friday, October 8, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress 7500m   05 Ost S/FQ 29 bei Herbergen
Saturday, December 11, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress     05 Ost S/BP-5
Monday, December 20, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt     Raum Borkum
Wednesday, December 22, 1943 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt      
Wednesday, January 5, 1944 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 P-38 Lightning      
Tuesday, January 11, 1944 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress      
Tuesday, February 22, 1944 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 B-17 Fortress      
Friday, March 3, 1944 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 P-51 Mustang      
Monday, March 6, 1944 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt     05 Ost S/ER Raum Quakenbruck
Wednesday, March 21, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 Yak-9   15:10 15 Ost S/4644 [Raum Kustrin]
Thursday, March 22, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 Yak-9   15:53 Raum Seelow
Saturday, April 14, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers 5./JG11 Yak-9   - -
Monday, April 16, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers Stab I./JG11 Pe-2   - -
Wednesday, April 18, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers Stab I./JG11 Yak-9   - -
Friday, April 20, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers Stab I./JG11 Yak-9   - -
Tuesday, April 24, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers Stab I./JG11 Yak-9   - -
Wednesday, April 25, 1945 Hans-Gerd Wennekers Stab I./JG11 Yak-9   - -

 

 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/