Stab I./Jagdgeschwader 27 - Stab I./JG27

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4Z/Trop II./JG27 (+- Ernst Düllberg Lybia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F4/Trop Stab II./JG 27 ((+- Wolfgang Lippert Libya 1941

Pilots JG27.2 Wolfgang Lippert Prussia Nov 1940 01

Photo 01: On 14 November, Goring decided to take six weeks' leave and handed over temporary command of the Luftwaffe to Generalfeldmarschall Erhard Milch. Here, Oblt. Hans 'Assi' Hahn (left), Kommandeur of III./JG2, Goring (suitably attired in hunting outfit) and Hpttn. Wolfgang Lippert, Kommandeur of II./JG27 are seen at the Reichsmarschall's hunting lodge on Rominten Heath, East Prussia

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop Stab I./JG27 <<+ Eduard Neumann North Africa 1941

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Pilots JG27 Eduard Neumann 01

Pilots JG27 Eduard Neumann with Adolf Galland in North Africa Sep 22 1942 01

Eduard Neumann, photo taken during World War 2. Photograph published in:German Fighter Ace- Hans-Joachim Marseille, Franz Kurowski, Schiffer Military History, 1994, ISBN 0-88740-517-7.

Pilots 4./JG27 Gustav Rodel North Africa June 1942 01

Photo 01: Gustav Rodel first saw combat in Spain but achieved his first victory in Poland. He then flew in France and against Britain as Staffelkapitan of 4./JG27 before being posted to North Africa. He received the Ritterkreuz on 22 June 1941 after 20 victories and became Kommandeur of II./JG27 on 20 May 1942. He later took command of the Geschwader, becoming Kommodore on 22 April 1943, and was awarded the Oak Leaves on 20 June 1943.This photograph shows Rodel shortly after receiving the Ritterkreuz.

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Pilots 4./JG27 Gustav Rodel North Africa June 1942 01

Photo 01: Gustav Rodel first saw combat in Spain but achieved his first victory in Poland. He then flew in France and against Britain as Staffelkapitan of 4./JG27 before being posted to North Africa. He received the Ritterkreuz on 22 June 1941 after 20 victories and became Kommandeur of II./JG27 on 20 May 1942. He later took command of the Geschwader, becoming Kommodore on 22 April 1943, and was awarded the Oak Leaves on 20 June 1943.This photograph shows Rodel shortly after receiving the Ritterkreuz.

Pilots JG27.2 Gustav Rodel 01

Bf 109F4Trop II./JG27 (II+ flown by Otto Schulz El Gazala, North Africa 1941 00

Image 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109F.4 Trop of Stab II./JG27, December 1941 This aircraft was finished in a standard mid-demarcation 78/79 camouflage scheme but lacked the usual white spinner and the nose and fuselage bands normally associated with the North African theatre of operations. The II./JG27 arrived in North Africa in the Summer of 1941 and the effect of the sun has faded and bleached the paintwork. As the emblem below the cockpit is clearly that of Stab II./JG27, the black and white Stab markings, sometimes identified as denoting an aircraft flown by a Major of the Geschwader Stab are thought in this instance to have another significance, possibly indicating that the aircraft was flown by the Gruppe Technical Officer.

Bf 109F JG27.2 (II+ Otto Schulz El Gazala 1941 01-02

Two photographs showing a Bf 109F-4 Trop of Gruppenstab II./JG27, probably in December 1941. Seated in the cockpit Photo 01: is Ofw. Otto Schulz of 4./JG27 who was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 February 1942. It is believed that in this photograph, one of a series taken at the same time, Schulz was merely posing in the cockpit as at this time he had his own machine coded White 2 and did not join the Gruppenstab until he had been promoted to Oberleutnant in May 1942.The driver of the Kubelwagen, Photo 02: is Lt. Ernst Boerngen who, at the time of this photograph flew with the 5. Staffel and was also the Gruppe Technical Officer. By the end of December 1941, Boerngen had a score of six confirmed kills. Note that this view confirms the aircraft depicted in the profile had an all-yellow engine cowling.

Luftwaffe JG27 pilot Otto Schulz North Africa 1941 02

Two photographs showing a Bf 109F-4 Trop of Gruppenstab II./JG27, probably in December 1941. Seated in the cockpit Photo 01: is Ofw. Otto Schulz of 4./JG27 who was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 February 1942. It is believed that in this photograph, one of a series taken at the same time, Schulz was merely posing in the cockpit as at this time he had his own machine coded White 2 and did not join the Gruppenstab until he had been promoted to Oberleutnant in May 1942.

Luftwaffe JG27 pilot Otto Schulz North Africa 1941 02

Photo 01: Ofw. Otto Schulz received the Ritterkreuz after his 44th victory on 22 February 1942. He was killed in action on 17 June 1942, a day of particularly intense aerial activity in North Africa when four Bf-109s from II./JG27 on a freie Jagd mission joined in an air battle near Sidi-Rezegh involving nine Boston bombers accompanied by a reported 30 escort fighters. Schulz attacked and shot down a Hurricane, his 51st victory, which he saw crash-land, and was engaged in strafing his victim on the ground when he was himself attacked by a Kittyhawk and killed.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4Z/Trop Stab I./JG27 <A+ Werner Schroer Martuba Nov 1942

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Pilots JG27 Werner Schroer 01

Photo 01: Pilots of I./JG27 before their flight to North Africa. On the extreme left is Fw. Werner Schroer and, next to him holding papers, Oblt. Wolfgang Redlich, the Staffelkapitan. Second from the right is Ofw. Albert Espenlaub, wearing a life jacket.

Pilots JG27 Werner Schroer 02

Pilots JG27 Werner Schroer 03-04

Photo's 03-04: Shown left in the photograph above and seated left on the wing of a Bf-109E is Lt. Werner Schroer of I./JG27 who transferred to 8./JG27 as Staffelkapitan in July 1942 and became a successful German pilot in North Africa, second only to the remarkable Hans-Joachim Marseille, with 61 victories claimed before the end of the African campaign.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/Trop Stab I./JG27 <+ Gazala airfield November 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/Trop, pilot aide-de-camp (adjutant) of I./JG27, Gazala airfield, November, 1941.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109F4 Stab I./JG27 ((+ Gazala 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F Stab III./JG27 (+~ North Africa Feb 1942

Photo 01: Technical personnel with the machine flown by the Gruppe Adjutant of III./JG27, early 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop Stab II./JG27 <T+ Rudolf Rudi Sinner Martuba Libya Apr 1942

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Martuba Air Base (Arabic: القوات الجوية الليبية‎, Berber: Adwas Alibyan Ujnna) is now a Libyan Air Force base in the Derna District of Libya, located approximately 27 kilometres south-southeast of Derna, 268 kilometres east-northeast of Benghazi

Messerschmitt Bf 109F4 II./JG27 (T+ Rudolf Rudi Sinner Libya 1942 00

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Pilots JG27 Rudolf Rudi Sinner Martuba Feb 1942 01

Photo 01: Three pilots of 2./JG27 at Martuba in February 1942: from the left, Lt. Friedrich Korner, Lt. Rudi Sinner and the Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Fritz Keller.

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Knights Cross

Ernst Düllberg

Ernst Dullberg was born on 28 March 1913 at Unna in Westalen. At the outbreak of World War 2, Dullberg was serving in the Stabsstaffel of I./JG3. On 21 July 1940, he transferred to 8./JG27. He recorded his first victory, a RAFbomber, on 1 August. On 5 August 1940, Dullberg was appointed Staffelkapitan of 5./JG27. By the end of 1940, he had claimed a further five victories over England during the Battle of Britain. During the brief deployment of II./JG27 to Russia, Dullberg claimed a Russian SB-3 bomber shot down before the unit was relocated to North Africa.

On 22 November 1941, Dullberg was wounded in aerial combat with British fighters but managed to return to his airfield at Ain-el-Gazala where he made a successful belly landing (Bf 109F-4 trop W.Nr. 8466). It would appear he was the victim of In February 1942, Dullberg returned to combat duty serving with 5./JG27. On 26 May, he was transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG27. On 11 October 1942, Dullberg was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG27. Dullberg's total had reached 18 by the end of 1942. By the end of 1943, he had increased his score to 28. In spring 1944, III./JG27 was relocated to Germany to undertake Reichsverteidigung duties.

Dullberg was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July 1944 for 35 victories. On 7 October was Major Dullberg appointed Kommodore of JG76. He led the unit to Hungary where he led all the fighter units operating in the southeast: II./JG51, II./JG52 and III./JG53 in addition to the Hungarian fighter units. Dullberg claimed his last eight victories, all Russian fighters, during this period. In February 1945, Dullberg underwent conversion to the Me-262 jet fighter with III./EJG2. In March, he joined II./JG7, leading ground forces of this unit until the end of the war. Dullberg died on 27 July 1984 at Essen.

Ernst Dullberg was credited with 45 victories in 650 missions. He recorded nine victories over the Eastern front. Included in his victory total are 10 four-engined heavy bombers.

List of aerial victories for Ernst Dullberg

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 1.8.1940 16:45 8./JG27 Cherbourg area
2. 18.8.1940 15:27 5./JG27 Selsey Bill
3. 30.8.1940 12:15 5./JG27 Ashford
4. 27.9.1940 10:17 5./JG27 Biggin Hill
5. 30.9.1940 17:50 5./JG27 London
6. 7.10.1940 14:45 5./JG27 London
7. 25.6.1941 12:31 SB-3 5./JG27 SW Wilna / Eastern front
8. 5.10.1941 9:40 5./JG27 N Sidi Omar / Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF
9. 22.10.1941 12:00 P-40 5./JG27 near Sidi Omar / Tomahawk of 2 Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Sturm
10. 12.11.1941 15:44 P-40 5./JG27 Bardia-Sollum / Hurricane of 451 Sqn, RAF
11. 9.2.1942 9:58 P-40 5./JG27 Martuba / Tomahawk of 208 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Davies
12. 12.2.1942 13:25 5./JG27 Tobruk / Fulmar of RN Fulmar Flt flown by Sub Lt Polwin
13. 27.3.1942 - P-40 5./JG27  
14. 11.4.1942 10:54 P-40 5./JG27 ESE el Mansur / Tomahawk of 4 Sqn, SAAF
15. 20.4.1942 11:55 P-40 5./JG27 8km S Gambut / Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF
16. 13.7.1942 18:48 Stab JG27 12km SW El Alamein
17. 20.10.1942 9:25 P-46 Stab III./JG27 E El-Daba
18. 25.10.1942 8:40 P-46 Stab III./JG27 NW El-Alamein
19. 28.9.1943 16:08 Stab III./JG27 E Kardamaina
20. 30.9.1943 14:40 Walrus Stab III./JG27 Leros
21. 5.10.1943 12:55 B-24 Stab III./JG27 W Lidorikion
22. 14.11.1943 13:35 Stab III./JG27 NE Leros
23. 16.11.1943 12:30 Stab III./JG27 E Levita
24. 6.12.1943 12:55 B-17 Stab III./JG27 W Milos
25. 13.12.1943 8:18 Baltimore Stab III./JG27 S Georgios
26. 14.12.1943 10:55 B-17 Stab III./JG27 E Tatoi
27. 20.12.1943 12:39 B-17 Stab III./JG27 Eleusis
28. 20.12.1943 12:50 B-17 Stab III./JG27 NE Megara
29. 2.4.1944 10:34 B-24 Stab III./JG27 SW Wolfsberg
30. 23.4.1944 13:40 B-24 HSS Stab III./JG27 W Veszprem
31. 12.5.1944 12:35 B-17 Stab III./JG27 50km NE Frankfurt
32. 24.5.1944 10:15 B-24 Stab III./JG27 40km N Bruck a. d. Mur
33. 29.5.1944 9:50 B-24 Stab III./JG27 30km SE Markersdorf
34. 10.6.1944 14:30 P-47 Stab III./JG27 NE Lisieux
35. 6.7.1944 6:25 P-47 Stab III./JG27 25km NE Lisieux
36. 17.8.1944 19:07 Typhoon Stab III./JG27 94 Ost N/AU, Flers area
37. 18.8.1944 19:25 P-51 Stab III./JG27 5km W Laigneville
38. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
39. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
40. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
41. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
42. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
43. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
44. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front
45. ? - Russian fighter Stab JG76 Eastern front

Victories: 45
Awards: Knight's Cross
Units : JG3, JG27, JG76, EJG2, JG7

Asisbiz Database of 44 aerial victories for Ernst Dullberg

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
01-Aug-40 Ernst Dullberg 8./JG27 6000m 16.45 Raum Cherbourg
18-Aug-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 6500m 15.27 Selsey Bill
30-Aug-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 800-1000m 12.15 Ashford
30-Aug-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27   12.15 Ashford
06-Sep-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27      
27-Sep-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27   10.17 Biggin Hill
30-Sep-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27   17.50 London
07-Oct-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 8000m 14.45 South of London
28-Oct-40 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27   - -
25-Jun-41 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 Martin   12.31  
13-Jul-41 Ernst Dullberg Stab /JG27   18.48 12km SW El-Alamein
05-Oct-41 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27   09.40 North of Sidi Omar
22-Oct-41 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.00 East of Sidi Omar
12-Nov-41 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 7500m 15.44 ENE Bardia
09-Feb-42 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 6000m 09.58 SE Martuba
12-Feb-42 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 300m 13.25 10-15km N.Tobruk
27-Mar-42 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 6500m - -
11-Apr-42 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 10.54 ESE Sidi-el-Mansur
20-Apr-42 Ernst Dullberg 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 11.55 8km S. Gambut
13-Jul-42 Ernst Dullberg StabJG27 3000m 18.48 8-12km SW El-Alamein
20-Oct-42 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 Curtiss P-46   09.25 East of El-Daba
25-Oct-42 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.40 NW El-Alamein
28-Sep-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 5000m 16.08 30km S. Khardamaina 5.300m (Kos)
30-Sep-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 Walrus 5000m 14.40 off Salamis-Insel Leros 50m
05-Oct-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator Low Level 12.55 10km W. Lidorikion
14-Nov-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 4-5000m 13.35 NE Insel Leros 50m
16-Nov-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 20m 12.30 E. Insel Levita 20m
06-Dec-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.55 West of Milis
13-Dec-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator 6500m 08.18 SSE Insel Georgios
14-Dec-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-17 Fortress 2500m 10.55 E. Tatoi (Athens/Greece)
20-Dec-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab JG27 B-17 Fortress 10m 12.50 Insel Korfu
20-Dec-43 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-17 Fortress 7600m 12.39 Eleusis
23-Mar-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator   13.40 W. Megara
23-Mar-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13.40 West of Megara
02-Apr-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator 7200m 10.34 SW Wolfsberg
23-Apr-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 HSS 2000m 13.40 W. Veszprem (Transdanubia)
12-May-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.35-40 50-60kmvor Frankfurt-Main
24-May-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator 6000m 10.15 30km vor Bruck-ad-Mur
29-May-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 B-24 Liberator 4300m 09.50 30km SE Markersdorf
10-Jun-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 7500m 14.30 TH (Lisieux)
06-Jul-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt   06.25 20-30km NE Lisieux
17-Aug-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab II./JG27 Typhoon 1000m 19.07 UA (Bocage Falaise area)
18-Aug-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab III./JG27 P-51 Mustang 50m 19.25 TE-9 (Creil)
04-Nov-44 Ernst Dullberg Stab /JG77 Yak-9 2500m   SW Pilis (SE Budapest)

Knights Cross

Wolfgang Lippert

Luftwaffe pilot Wolfgang Lippert was a, following fighter pilot training, was posted to I./JG134 'Horst Wessel'. On 15 March 1937, Oberleutnant Lippert was transferred, as a founding member, to I./JG53 based at Wiesbaden-Erbenheim. Lippert gained his first aerial victories during the Spanish Civil War flying with the Condor Legion. Leutnant Lippert was assigned to 3. Staffel of J 88. He amassed five victories in this conflict between the middle of 1938 and March 1939, receiving the award of the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwerten. Following his return to Germany, Lippert was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./JG53 on 1 May 1939. He led the unit during the French campaign. He claimed his first victory of World War 2 on 30 September 1939, when he shot down a French Morane fighter in the Wissembourg area. Hauptmann Lippert was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG27 on 4 September 1940. He gained five victories with the unit over England during the Battle of Britain, all RAF fighters.

He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 24 September after 13 victories gained in World War 2. Lippert was to lead II./JG27 in the invasion of Russia, after a brief sojourn in the Balkans. Lippert had compiled 25 victories, including his Spanish Civil War victories, by the time the Gruppe was relocated to North Africa at the end of September 1941. He claimed two RAF P-40 fighters and a Wellington twin-engine bomber shot down on 22 November to record his 27th through 29th victories. On 23 November 1941, after shooting down a RAF Hurricane fighter, Lippert's Bf109F-4 (W.Nr. 8469) was hit in the engine while engaged with Curtiss P-40s and Blenheim bombers. In baling out of his stricken aircraft, he broke both his legs when he struck the vertical stabiliser. He landed behind British lines, was captured and taken to a hospital in Egypt.

Both legs became infected and required amputation. He died from an embolism after the operation without regaining consciousness. Some sources indicate that Lippert was shot down by the Australian ace Clive Caldwell (28.5 confirmed, 6 probable and 15 damaged victories) of RAF 250Sqn. Wolfgang Lippert was credited with 30 victories. His score included five victories gained during the Spanish Civil War and four victories claimed over the Eastern front.

Asisbiz Database of aerial victories for Wolfgang Lippert

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 15.7.1938 - I-15 3. J/88 Spain
2 23.7.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
3 14.8.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
4 4.10.1938 - I-16 3. J/88 Spain
5 29.12.1938 - I-15 3. J/88 Spain
6 30.9.1939 14:45 Morane 3./JG53 Büdingen
- 7.4.1940 - 3./JG53 Near Thionville / not confirmed
7 7.4.1940 12:50 3./JG53 SW Diedenhofen / Hurricane of 73Sqn RAF flown by P/O GF Brotchie, baled out, wounded
8 10.5.1940 13:55 Curtiss Hawk 3./JG53 SE Metz
9 14.5.1940 19:30 Wellington 3./JG53 Sedan
10 15.5.1940 16:13 Bloch 151 3./JG53 S Charleville
11 20.5.1940 18:35 Curtiss Hawk 3./JG53 Noyon
12 3.6.1940 14:20 3./JG53 S Paris
13 9.6.1940 14:50 Curtiss Hawk 3./JG53 Proult
14 16.8.1940 18:00 3./JG53 -
15 26.8.1940 17:35 3./JG53 Portsmouth
16 2.9.1940 8:55 3./JG53 -
17 7.9.1940 19:05 Stab II./JG27 London
18 17.9.1940 16:48 Stab II./JG27 Maidstone
19 25.10.1940 13:05 Stab II./JG27 London
20 25.10.1940 13:06 Stab II./JG27 London
21 1.11.1940 9:15 Stab II./JG27 Canterbury
22 22.6.1941 4:15 I-15 Stab II./JG27 S Knyszyn
23 22.6.1941 4:18 I-17 Stab II./JG27 NW Wizna
24 25.6.1941 - SB-3 Stab II./JG27 N Njemenczin
25 25.6.1941 12:15 DB-3 Stab II./JG27 SW Wilna
26 23.10.1941 9:30 Stab II./JG27 S Bug Bug / Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Mackenzie
27 22.11.1941 10:20 P-40 Stab II./JG27 S Ain el Gazala
28 22.11.1941 16:30 P-40 Stab II./JG27 NW Bir Hacheim / Tomahawk of 112Sqn, RAF or 3Sqn, RAAF
29 22.11.1941 16:45 Wellington Stab II./JG27 Bir Hacheim / Wellington of 109Sqn, RAF
30 23.11.1941 12:25 Stab II./JG27 S Bir Hacheim / Hurricane of 229 or 238Sqn, RAF

Victories: 30
Awards: Ritterkreuz (24 September 1940)
Units: JG134, J/88, JG53, JG27
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Asisbiz Database of 30 aerial victories for Wolfgang Lippert

Date
Pilot Name
Unit
Enemy A/C Type
Time
Location
30-Sep-39 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Morane 14.45 Budingen
07-Apr-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 12.50 SW Diederhofen
10-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hawk-75A 13.55 SE Metz
14-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Wellington 19.30 Sedan
15-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Bloch 151 16.13 S Charleville
20-May-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hawk-75A 18.35 Noyon
03-Jun-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 14.20 South of Paris
09-Jun-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 Hawk-75A 14.50 Proult
16-Aug-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 19.00  
26-Aug-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 17.35 Portsmouth
02-Sep-40 Wolfgang Lippert 3./JG53 08.55  
07-Sep-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 19.05 South of London
17-Sep-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 16.48 Maidstone
25-Oct-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 13.05 South of London
25-Oct-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 13.06 South of London
01-Nov-40 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 09.15 Canterbury
22-Jun-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 I-15 Rata 04.15  
22-Jun-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 I-17 04.18  
25-Jun-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 DB-3 12.15  
23-Oct-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 09.30 South of Buq Buq
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 Wellington 16.45 NW Bir Hacheim
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 16.30 NW Bir Hacheim
22-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 10.20 SE Ain-el-Gazala
23-Nov-41 Wolfgang Lippert Stab II./JG27 12.25 S Bir Hacheim

Knights Cross

'Every- Geschwader has its own personality'

EDUARD NEUMANN, JG27

During the campaign in the West, I was Gescbwaderadjutant to Oberst Max Ibel. He had already fought as a pioneer during the First World War, but at that time our Stab was distinguished by Hptm. Adolf Galland who showed great abilities as a promising fighter pilot. In July 1940, I became Kommandeur of I./JG27 and claimed my first victory, a Spitfire, on 8 August. At the end of the Battle of Britain, I had six Abscbusse and one of my best pilots was Obit. Gerhard Homuth, Kapitan of 3. Staffel.

We were assigned to North Africa even before the end of the Balkan campaign. We flew to Sicily and then on to. Africa where we landed at Gazala, between Derna and Tobruk. Part of the first Staffel was already there. When we arrived, our opponents were Hurricanes which had had it easy with the unescorted Stukas. We had significant advantages over the Hurricanes.andwere very good pilots.in particular was magnificent, looked after by the gods, though he was a little rascal and an impertinent lad. Consequently, when other Gescbwader had to release some pilots to our unit, he was assigned to our unit at Doberitz even though he was a very good pilot and already had several Abscbusse. When he arrived, his hair was too long, and his jacket was shabby. His father was a general in the Army, but at that time Marseille was not yet a Leutnant. It was said that he kept the company of film actresses and he was not considered suitable to be an officer. His Staffelkapitan was Homuth who was serious and intellectual, the opposite ofanddid not like him. I kept a tight rein onand he trusted me. Every Gescbwader has its own personality. We had our own intentions and we protected our own. In Africa, Kesselring wanted us to attack the airfields at Alamein with the Stukas, but I told him that this would result only in our annihilation. One had to protest vehemently to achieve the objective and in JG27 there was a dedicated loyalty which is the reason members of the Gescbwader continue to this day to come to the reunions.

I became Kommodore of JG27 on 10 June 1942. Homuth took my place as Kommandeur of 1. Gruppe andtook overFrom Africa I went to Athens in Greece for the air defence of the Aegean. One Gruppe was at Athens, one on Crete, and another in France. In March 1943 I returned to Berlin and Radel took command of the Gescbwader. When I left, my tally was relatively poor compared to those of the aces which our unit had generated, but I considered that I had carried out my duties the best way I could.

In 1928 Eduard went to Berlin to study mechanical and aviation engineering. It was here that he discovered his enthusiasm for flight and quickly became a member of the 'Akakflieg' Glider club in 1929. In 1932 he passed his flying examinations in powered flight in Cottbus. In 1934 he began training on the Fieseler Fi-5 aircraft, then later the same year he joined the fledgling Luftwaffe, which was still under secret construction. In Schleissheim he received final combat training, Neumann was then deployed toin July 1935.

After the re-training on the Bf-109D at Barth in August 1937 he was transferred to the Luftwaffe's 'Condor Legion' which was to be sent to aid General Franco's Fascists in thealong with other notable personalities like Adolf Galland and Werner Mölders. After a year's service Neumann returned to Germany at the rank of Oberleutnant with two victories and the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords, and was then appointed Gruppenkommandeur with 4/JG26 in Düsseldorf, remaining with the unit until departing for Jagdgeschwader 27 in early 1940, becoming the unit's Adjutant.

The day after scoring his first (World War Two) victory during the opening phase of the Battle of Britain, a RAF 236 Squadronoff the coast of Cherbourg on the 20th July 1940, he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I/JG27 to replace Major Helmut Riegel, shot down and killed byoff the Island of Alderney. After a brief participation in thein April 1941 the unit moved to Ain-el Gazala, Libya, North Africa on 18 April 1941. He received the German Cross in Gold on 11 May 1942 as Hauptmann and Gruppenkommandeur I./JG27.

On 8th June 1942 he was promoted to Major and Geschwaderkommodore of JG27, which he successfully led until 22 April 1943 when he joined the Staff of General der Jagdflieger. In March 1943 Neumann was promoted to Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel), and later in 1944 to Oberst (Colonel). Eduard Neumann finished the war as the Commander of Fighter Forces in Northern Italy. Neumann was a believer in leading his squadron from the ground, and given these long periods of administrative command, Neumann's active combat career was somewhat limited, although he became one of the most respected and influential field commanders in the Luftwaffe. As a consequence he only achieved 13 victories during his Luftwaffe career (2 in Spain). In early 1945 Neumann was among those courageous men to protest against Hermann Göring in what came to be known as the 'Fighter Pilots Revolt' or 'Fighter Pilots Mutiny'.

One of Neumann's most successful achievements was the molding of the career ofgiving the unorthodox fighter pilot a free reign to practice his tactics. Marseille went on to score 158 victories against the Western Allied Air Forces, a number no other pilot would match. In 1989 Neumann and other members of JG27 erected a Pyramid with the co-operation of the Egyptian Government on the place that Marseille fell to his death.

After the War

After the war Eduard 'Edu' Neumann developed an engineering company. He continued to fly as hobby, after the banning of civilian flight clubs had been lifted. Neumann remained a member of the German Fighter Pilot's Association, until his death from a long illness aged 93.

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Asisbiz Database of 13 aerial victories for Eduard Neumann

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
20-Jul-40 Eduard Neumann Stab /JG27   19.15 30km South of Portland
08-Aug-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   13.55 40km South The Needles
11-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   17.05 Dungeness
17-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   16.30 Gatwick
27-Sep-40 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   10.15 Orpington
15-Jun-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   17.30 10km W Capuzzo
08-Jul-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   07.55 5km E Halfaya-Pass
27-Sep-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   10.00 West of Bardia
23-Nov-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27   12.44 Sidi Rezegh
30-Nov-41 Eduard Neumann Stab I./JG27 3000m 16.00 Bir el Gobi

Knights Cross

Gustav Rodel

Gustav Rödel was born on 24 October 1915 at Merseburg in Sachsen. He joined the Luftwaffe with the rank of Fahnenjunker in 1936 and underwent fighter pilot training. Rödel participated in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion serving with J 88. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Bronze with Schwertern for his achievements there.

On 15 July 1939, Rödel joined JG21. Leutnant Rödel was assigned to 2./JG21. He participated in the invasion of Poland gaining his first victory, a Polish P.24 fighter shot down near Warschau, on 1 September. However, on 7 September, he was forced down during a ground-strafing mission. It is unclear whether this was as a result of ground fire or mechanical failure. Fortunately, he was able to bring his machine back almost to the border and managed to avoid detection and returned to his unit the next day. Rödel transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG27 on 24 November 1939.

He participated in the French campaign gaining a further three victories. In July 1940, Rödel was transferred to 4./JG27. On 7 September, Rödel was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG27. By the end of September, he had recorded 14 victories, the majority of these falling in the aerial battles over England. II./JG27 participated in the invasion of the Balkans. Rödel recorded six victories in the aerial battles over Greece, including three Greek fighters shot down on 15 April 1941 and three RAF Hurricane fighters shot down on 20 April. Oberleutnant Rödel was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 June for 20 victories. Following the successful conclusion of the Balkan campaign, Rödel and 4./JG27 participated in the invasion of Russia. Rödel claimed a Russian SB-3 twin-engine bomber shot down on 25 June 1941 for his 21st victory. Shortly afterwards 4./JG27 were transferred to North Africa. Here, Rödel claimed his 30th victory on 4 December 1941, when he shot down a South African P-40 fighter near Bir el Gobi. On 20 May 1942, Rödel was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG27. He recorded his 40th victory on 23 May, when he shot down another P-40 fighter near Ras el Tin.

On 21 July, he claimed four Hurricanes shot down to record his 48th through 51st victories. He claimed three P-39 fighters shot down in the El Alamein area on 9 October (58-60). However, he had mis-identified his victims which were, in all probability, RAF P-40 fighters. In October 1942, Rödel claimed 15 victories, including three RAF P-40 fighters shot down on 24 October (64-66) and three fighters shot down on 27 October (67-69). On 1 November he claimed his 73rd victory, his last in North Africa. Rödel was appointed Kommodore of JG27 on 22 April 1943. He saw combat over Sicily and Greece in May. On 22 May, he shot down three enemy aircraft (76-78). Major Rödel was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 255) on 20 June 1943. He recorded his 80th victory on 4 October and his 83rd on 10 October. Relocated to Germany and Reichsverteidigung duties, Rödel raised his victory total to 93, including many USAAF four-engine bombers. In June 1944, he led JG27 over the Invasion front. On 29 June, he claimed three USAAF P-47 fighters shot down (95-97). On 5 July, he claimed his 98th, and last, victory a USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighter shot down near Angleure.

In December 1944, Rödel was involved in the planning of Operation Bodenplatte. From the beginning of January 1945, he was serving on the staff of 2. Jagddivision, becoming Kommandeur on 1 February, a position he held until the end of the war. Post-war, Rödel joined the Bundesluftwaffe, retiring with the rank of Generalmajor. He died on 6 February 1995, aged 80.

Gustav Rödel was credited with 98 victories in 980 missions. He recorded one victory over the Eastern front. Of his 97 victories recorded over the Western front, 12 were four-engine bombers.

List of aerial victories for Gustav Rodel

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 1.9.1939 17:08 PZL P.24 2./JG21 Warschau area
2 12.5.1940 10:15 Stab/JG27 15km S Luttich
3 2.6.1940 9:14 Stab/JG27 W Dunkirk
4 7.6.1940 10:50 Potez 63 Stab/JG27 NW Dunkirk
5 11.8.1940 10:40 4./JG27 N Cap de la Hague
6 30.8.1940 12:28 4./JG27 N Redhill
7 1.9.1940 15:05 4./JG27 Ashford
8 1.9.1940 15:30 4./JG27 Folkestone
9 3.9.1940 11:20 4./JG27 Southend
10 3.9.1940 11:50 4./JG27 Southend
11 6.9.1940 10:05 4./JG27 Tunbridge Wells
- 6.9.1940 - 4./JG27 not confirmed
- 6.9.1940 - 4./JG27 not confirmed
12 11.9.1940 16:32 4./JG27 Elham
13 27.9.1940 13:05 4./JG27 Milton Regis
14 27.9.1940 16:18 4./JG27 E London
- 13.10.1940 - 4./JG27 not confirmed
15 15.4.1941 6:50 4./JG27 W Trikkala / Bloch 151 of 24 Mira, EVA flown by Cpl George Mokkas, killed
16 15.4.1941 6:55 PZL P-24 4./JG27 W Trikkala / Gladiator of 21 Mira, EVA
17 15.4.1941 7:05 PZL P-24 4./JG27 10km NE Trikkala / P.24G of 22 Mira, EVA
18 20.4.1941 16:57 4./JG27 Megara / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
19 20.4.1941 17:01 4./JG27 Migalo / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
20 20.4.1941 17:08 4./JG27 Migalo / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
21 25.6.1941 16:40 SB-3 4./JG27 Wilna
22 3.10.1941 15:55 4./JG27 SW Sidi Barrani / Tomahawk of 112Sqn, RAF
23 10.10.1941 9:10 P-40 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar / Tomahawk of 2Sqn, SAAF
24 10.10.1941 9:20 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar
25 22.11.1941 14:05 4./JG27 80km SE Gazala / Blenheim of 11Sqn, RAF
26 22.11.1941 16:40 P-40 4./JG27 SE Bir Hacheim
27 25.11.1941 15:55 4./JG27 N Tobruk
28 25.11.1941 15:57 P-40 4./JG27 N Tobruk
29 1.12.1941 12:40 4./JG27 SW El Adem / Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF or 274Sqn, RAF
30 4.12.1941 10:18 P-40 4./JG27 NE Bir el Gobi / Hurricane of 1Sqn, SAAF flown by 2/Lt Meek
31 5.12.1941 11:55 P-40 4./JG27 NW Bir el Gobi / Tomahawk of 250 or 112Sqn, RAF
32 6.12.1941 11:55 4./JG27 Tobruk / Beaufighter of 272Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Snow
33 4.1.1942 8:40 4./JG27 20km SE Agedabia
34 27.3.1942 17:24 P-40 4./JG27 SW Ain el Gazala / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF
35 27.3.1942 17:10 P-40 4./JG27 Tobruk / Hurricane of 80Sqn, RAF / not confirmed
36 6.4.1942 8:23 P-40 4./JG27 Tmimi-Martuba
37 7.4.1942 15:43 P-40 4./JG27 N Mtfeil Chebir / Kittyhawk of 450Sqn, RAF
38 9.4.1942 14:25 P-40 4./JG27 30km SW Mtfeil Chabir / Tomahawk of 40Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Gouws
39 25.4.1942 9:55 P-40 4./JG27 6km N Ain el Gazala
40 23.5.1942 9:40 P-40 II./JG27 10km N Ras el Tin / Hurricane of 33Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt Wade
41 23.5.1942 9:47 P-40 II./JG27 40km NE Ras el Tin
42 4.6.1942 8:15 P-40 II./JG27 3km SE Bir Hacheim / Tomahawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
43 10.7.1942 10:32 II./JG27 6km SW El Alamein
44 10.7.1942 10:37 P-40 II./JG27 NE Miteiriga
45 10.7.1942 10:40 P-40 II./JG27 1km S Murmin Busak
46 19.7.1942 9:13 II./JG27 Chebel el Gabir / Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
47 19.7.1942 9:17 II./JG27 Bir Gabatte / Hurricane of 238Sqn, RAF
48 21.7.1942 18:10 II./JG27 SSW Alamein
49 21.7.1942 18:12 II./JG27 SSW Alamein
50 21.7.1942 18:12 II./JG27 NE El Daba
51 21.7.1942 18:20 II./JG27 4km NE El Taqua
52 31.8.1942 18:29 II./JG27 15km SSE El Alamein
53 1.9.1942 7:01 P-40 II./JG27 Kittyhawk of 450Sqn, RAF
54 3.9.1942 10:20 P-40 II./JG27 Deir el Raghil
55 5.9.1942 10:53 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
56 5.9.1942 10:57 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
57 5.9.1942 11:00 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
58 9.10.1942 9:23 P-39 II./JG27 N Turbiya
59 9.10.1942 9:27 P-39 II./JG27 NNE El Daba
60 9.10.1942 9:35 P-39 II./JG27 25km NW Sanyet Quotaifiya
61 13.10.1942 9:39 P-39 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein / Kittyhawk of 4Sqn, SAAF
62 22.10.1942 10:45 B-25 II./JG27 SW El Alamein / B-25 of 12 BG, USAAF
63 24.10.1942 9:43 P-40 II./JG27 SW El Alamein
64 24.10.1942 9:45 P-40 II./JG27 WSW El Alamein
65 24.10.1942 9:50 P-40 II./JG27 W El Alamein
66 26.10.1942 16:08 P-40 II./JG27 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya / Kittyhawk of 260Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Rattle
67 27.10.1942 9:23 II./JG27 SSW El Hammam
68 27.10.1942 9:42 P-40 II./JG27 SSW El Alamein
69 27.10.1942 15:05 P-39 II./JG27 N El Daba
70 29.10.1942 9:05 P-40 II./JG27 Deir el Bein
71 31.10.1942 9:52 P-40 II./JG27 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
72 31.10.1942 9:55 P-40 II./JG27 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
73 1.11.1942 7:05 II./JG27 S Sidi el Rahman
74 18.5.1943 13:44 B-17 Stab/JG27 NE Marettimo
75 18.5.1943 13:53 P-38 Stab/JG27 NE Trapani
76 22.5.1943 16:17 B-17 Stab/JG27 10km SE Marettimo
77 22.5.1943 16:22 P-38 Stab/JG27 10km SE Marettimo
78 22.5.1943 16:25 P-38 Stab/JG27 SW Marettimo
79 2.7.1943 - Stab/JG27 NW Melos
80 4.10.1943 12:20 B-24 Stab/JG27 SW Kos
81 8.10.1943 13:48 B-25 Stab/JG27 20km S Levahdia
82 8.10.1943 14:00 P-38 Stab/JG27 N Patras
83 10.10.1943 12:50 B-17 HSS Stab/JG27 Lamia
84 19.3.1944 13:44 B-24 Stab/JG27 SE Graz
85 19.3.1944 14:08 B-24 Stab/JG27 15km SSW Graz
86 2.4.1944 10:45 P-47 Stab/JG27 NW Graz
87 3.4.1944 10:42 B-17 Stab/JG27 15km SSW Budapest
88 12.4.1944 12:03 B-17 Stab/JG27 Wiener Neustadt
89 13.4.1944 11:48 B-17 Stab/JG27 3km S Raab
90 12.5.1944 12:37 B-17 Stab/JG27 E Aschaffenburg
91 12.5.1944 12:47 B-17 Stab/JG27 E Aschaffenburg
92 19.5.1944 13:20 P-51 Stab/JG27 NW Magdeburg
93 19.5.1944 13:20 P-51 Stab/JG27 W Haldensleben
94 29.5.1944 10:15 B-24 Stab/JG27 Sankt-Pölten
95 29.6.1944 11:50 P-47 Stab/JG27 Évreux-Gaillon
96 29.6.1944 11:55 P-47 Stab/JG27 Louviers-Évreux
97 29.6.1944 11:57 P-47 Stab/JG27 Louviers-Évreux
98 5.7.1944 21:05 P-38 Stab/JG27 Angleure

Victories: 98
Awards: Ehrenpokal (14 December 1940)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (22 June 1941)
Eichenlaub (20 June 1943)
Units: J/88, JG21, JG27

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Gustav Rodel

Asisbiz Database list of 98 aerial victories for Gustav Rodel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
01-Sep-39 Gustav Rodel 2./JG21 PZL P-24   17.08 Warschau area
12-May-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27   10.15 15km S Luttich/Huy
02-Jun-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27   09.14 West of Dunkirk
06-Jun-40 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 Potez 63   10.50 NW of Dunkirk
11-Aug-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   10.40 North of Cap de la Hague
30-Aug-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   12.28 North of Redhill
01-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   15.05 Ashford
01-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   15.30 Folkestone
03-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   11.20 Southend
03-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 3000-100m 11.50 Southend
06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27      
06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27      
06-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   10.05 Tunbridge Wells
11-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   16.32 Elham
27-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   13.05 Milton Regis
27-Sep-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   16.18 East of London
13-Oct-40 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27      
15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 PZL P-24 100-50m 07.05 10km NE Trikkla
15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane I   06.50 West of Tríkala Greece
15-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 PZL P-24   06.55 West of Tríkala Greece
20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane I   16.57 Megara
20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane I 2500m 17.01 Migalo
20-Apr-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane I 2500m 17.08 Migalo
25-Jun-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 SB-3   16.40  
22-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 1500m 14.05 80km SE Gazala
22-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.40 SE Bir Hacheim
25-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 Hurricane I   15.55 N Tobruk
25-Nov-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.57 N Tobruk
01-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   12.40 SW El Adem
04-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.18 NE Bir-el-Gobi
05-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.55 NW Bir-el-Gobi
06-Dec-41 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27   11.55 Tobruk
04-Jan-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 1500m 08.40 20km SE Agedabia
27-Mar-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.10 West of Tobruk
27-Mar-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 200m 17.24 SW FlPl Ain-el-Gazala
06-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 800m 08.23 zw Tmimi-Martuba
07-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.43 North of Mteifel-Chebir
09-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.25 30km SW Mteifel-Chebir
25-Apr-42 Gustav Rodel 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.55 6km N Ain-el-Gazala
23-May-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 200m 09.47 40km NE Ras-el-Tin
23-May-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.40 10km N Ras-el-Tin
04-Jun-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 08.15 3km SE Bir Hacheim
10-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 10.40 1km S Murmin Busak
10-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 500m 10.37 NE Miteiriga
10-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 3000m 10.32 6km SW El-Alamein
19-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   09.17 Bir Gabatte
19-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   09.13 Chebel-el-Gabir
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   18.12½ NE El-Daba
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 2000m 18.20 4km NE El Taqua
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   18.12 SSW El-Alamein
21-Jul-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   18.10 SSW El-Alamein
31-Aug-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 3500m 18.29 15km ssE El-Alamein
01-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.01  
03-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.20 Deir-el-Raghil
05-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.53 SSW El-Alamein
05-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.57 SSW El-Alamein
05-Sep-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.00 SSW El-Alamein
09-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.23 North of Turbiya
09-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.27 NNE El-Daba
09-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 09.35 25km NW Sanyet Quotaifiya
13-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.39 SSW El-Alamein
22-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 B-25 Mitchell   10.45 SW El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.50 West of El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.45 WSW El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.43 SW El-Alamein
26-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.08 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
27-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   15.05 North of El-Daba
27-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.42 SSW El-Alamein
27-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   09.23 SSW El-Hammam
29-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.05 Deir-el-Bein
31-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.55 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
31-Oct-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.52 SW Sanyet Quotaifiya
01-Nov-42 Gustav Rodel Stab II./JG27   07.05 South of Sidi-el-Rahman
18-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning   13.53 NE Trapani
18-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress II 5500m 13.44 NE Insel Marettimo
22-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 7000m 16.22 10km SE Marettimo
22-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 4000m 16.25 SW Marettimo
22-May-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17F 6500m 16.17 10km SE Marettimo
02-Jul-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27     NW Insel Melos (Mílos) Aegean
04-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator   12.20 SW Insel Kos (Dodecanese)
08-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-25 Mitchell 3500m 13.48 20km S Levahdia
08-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 2000m 14.00 N Patras
10-Oct-43 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss 6000m 12.50 Lamia
19-Mar-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator 6000m 14.08 15km SSW Graz
19-Mar-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator 7000m 13.44 SE Graz
02-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 1000m 10.45 NW Graz
03-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress 7000m 10.42 15km SSW Budapest
12-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress   12.03 Wiener Neustadt
13-Apr-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11.48 3km S Raab
12-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress 7500m 12.37 05 Ost S/QU-5 (Hammelburg)
12-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-17 Fortress   12.47 East of Aschaffenburg
19-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-51 Mustang   13.20 NW Magdeburg
19-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator   13.20 GC-8 (W Haldensleben)
29-May-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 B-24 Liberator 7000m 10.15 Sankt-Polten
29-Jun-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 11.50 05 Ost S/UC (evreux-Gaillon)
29-Jun-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 11.55 05 Ost S/UC (Louviers-Evreux)
29-Jun-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 11.57 05 Ost S/UC (Louviers-Evreux)
05-Jul-44 Gustav Rodel Stab /JG27 P-38 Lightning 3000m 21.05 BH-55 (Angleure S Sezanne)

Knights Cross

Werner Schroer

Werner Schroer was born on 12 December 1918 at Mülheim in Ruhr. His Luftwaffe career began in 1937 as a member of the ground staff. In May 1940 he completed his flying training. On 27 August 1940 he joined 2./JG27 based on the Channel front. He flew his first combat missions during the Battle of Britain but did not claim any confirmed victories. In March 1941, I./JG27 was deployed toin order to support theSchroer claimed his first victory, a RAF Hurricane, on 19 April 1941, however, his Bf-109E (WNr 3790) was hit and he had to make a forced-landing near his airfield with 48 bullet holes in his aircraft.

On 21 April, in an engagement with RAF Hurricanes, an aircraft collided with his Bf-109E (WNr 4170) slightly injuring him and requiring him to make another forced-landing. By the end of 1941 his score stood at seven. In March 1942, he was appointed Adjutant of I./JG27. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG27 on 22 June. In July he recorded 16 victories.

On 9 September, he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. He shot down 13 enemy aircraft in September, including six on 15 September to record his 35th through 40th victories. In October, Schroer claimed 15 victories. Leutnant Schroer was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 21 October for 49 victories. On 4 November, Schroer, with Alfred Stückler (10 victories), shot down two four-engined B-24s. On 11 February 1943, Schroer reportedlyalthough he claimed them as B-26s.

When Major Gustav Rödel (98 victories, including 13 four-engined bombers, RK-EL) was appointed Kommodore of JG27, Hauptmann Schroer took his place as Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG27 on 22 April 1943. Operating over Sicily and southern Italy, between 29 April and 23 July, Schroer was to claim 22 Allied aircraft shot down, including 12 four-engined bombers. On 2 August, he became the 268th recipient of the Eichenlaub, awarded for his 84 victories. In August 1943, II./JG27 was redeployed to Wiesbaden-Erbenheim in Germany for Reichsverteidigung duties. On 6 September, Schroer led the Gruppe on an interception of a formation of 262 B-17s. In all 45 American bombers were lost including four shot down by II./JG27, three of which were claimed by Schroer as his victories 86 through 88.

On 3 March 1944, Major Schroer scored his 99th victory and was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54, relieving Major Rudolf Sinner (39 victories, DK) who had been badly wounded on 6 March attacking a formation of four-engined bombers III./JG54 was based at Lüneberg and flew the Bf-109G-6.

On 24 May, Schroer shot down a P-51 and two P-47s for his 100th to 102nd victories. On 21 July 1944, Schroer relinquished command of III./JG54 to Hauptmann Robert 'Bazi' Weiss (121 victories, RK-EL, killed in action 29 December 1944). Schroer was transferred to a fighter pilot school as an instructor. On 4 August, he had to make a forced-landing when his engine malfunctioned. From November 1944 to February 1945 Schroer was retained in a training role.

On 14 February 1945, Schroer was appointed Kommodore of JG3. With this unit he quickly claimed 12 Russian aircraft destroyed. On 19 April 1945 he became the 144th recipient of the Schwertern. Werner Schroer survived the war. He died on 10 February 1985 in Munich, aged 67.

Werner Schroer was credited with 114 victories flying 197 missions. 102 of his victories were scored on the Western front, including 61 claimed over North Africa, and 26 four-engined bombers.

List of aerial victories for Werner Schroer

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 19.4.1941 - 1./JG27 W Tobruk
2. 25.6.1941 - 1./JG27 S Sidi Barrani
3. 8.7.1941 - 1./JG27 W Bardia
4. 19.7.1941 18:17 P-40 1./JG27 NE Ras Asaz
5. 21.8.1941 18.20 1./JG27 NE Bardia
6. 29.8.1941 18:10 P-40 1./JG27 NW Sidi Barrani
7. 14.9.1941 15:55 1./JG27 S El Hambra
8. 30.5.1942 14:05 P-40 Stab I./JG27 NE Bir Hacheim
9. 10.6.1942 7:49 P-40 Stab I./JG27 5km W Bir Hacheim
10. 15.6.1942 18:06 P-40 Stab I./JG27 NW El Adem
11. 15.6.1942 18:11 P-40 Stab I./JG27 NW El Adem
12. 23.6.1942 14:40 P-40 8./JG27 10km S Sidi Omar
13. 26.6.1942 11:40 P-40 8./JG27 SW Mersa Matruch
14. 26.6.1942 11:44 8./JG27 SW Mersa Matruch
15. 26.6.1942 16:10 P-40 8./JG27 SW Mersa Matruch
16. 2.7.1942 7:00 P-40 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
17. 2.7.1942 7:05 P-40 8./JG27 E El-Alamein
18. 3.7.1942 14:40 8./JG27 S Imayid
19. 3.7.1942 14:47 8./JG27 SE El-Hammam
20. 3.7.1942 14:50 P-40 8./JG27 SE El-Hammam
21. 4.7.1942 18:40 P-40 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
22. 6.7.1942 11:45 P-40 8./JG27 20km SW El-Alamein
23. 6.7.1942 11:48 P-40 8./JG27 21km SW El-Alamein
24. 11.7.1942 16:05 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
25. 11.7.1942 16:10 P-40 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
26. 13.7.1942 9:57 8./JG27 S El Hammam
27. 13.7.1942 10:02 8./JG27 S El Hammam
28. 13.7.1942 10:05 8./JG27 S El Hammam
29. 14.7.1942 10:15 P-40 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
30. 16.7.1942 18:30 P-40 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
31. 17.7.1942 18:25 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
32. 8.9.1942 12:45 8./JG27 Deir-El-Tarfa area
33. 8.9.1942 12:50 8./JG27 Deir-El-Tarfa area
34. 13.9.1942 17:25 P-40 8./JG27 7km SW El-Alamein
35. 15.9.1942 11:40 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
36. 15.9.1942 11:43 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
37. 15.9.1942 11:55 P-40 8./JG27 S El-Alamein
38. 15.9.1942 16:45 P-40 8./JG27 NE Deir-El-Tarfa
39. 15.9.1942 16:55 P-40 8./JG27 NE Deir-El-Tarfa
40. 15.9.1942 17:03 8./JG27 El-Alamein area
41. 16.9.1942 9:25 P-40 8./JG27 S El-Alamein
42. 20.9.1942 16:33 P-40 8./JG27 8km SW El-Alamein
43. 21.9.1942 16:30 8./JG27 N El-Hammam
44. 30.9.1942 10:30 8./JG27 Abu-Dweis
45. 2.10.1942 15:40 P-40 8./JG27 NNE Deir-El-Tarfa
46. 9.10.1942 9:25 Boston 8./JG27 NE El-Daba
47. 9.10.1942 16:15 8./JG27 NW El-Daba
48. 9.10.1942 16:20 8./JG27 SE Bir-el-Abd
49. 20.10.1942 14:12 P-40 8./JG27 SW Deir-El-Tarfa
50. 23.10.1942 8:00 P-46 8./JG27 NE El-Alamein
51. 23.10.1942 8:30 P-46 8./JG27 SE El-Alamein
52. 24.10.1942 8:25 P-40 8./JG27 NE El-Alamein
53. 24.10.1942 16:45 8./JG27 SW El-Alamein
54. 26.10.1942 13:10 P-40 8./JG27 W El-Alamein
55. 27.10.1942 - P-40 8./JG27 NW Quotaifiya
56. 27.10.1942 - P-40 8./JG27 N Quotaifiya
57. 27.10.1942 - P-40 8./JG27 NE El-Daba
58. 29.10.1942 12:25 8./JG27 S El-Alamein
59. 30.10.1942 9:20 P-39 8./JG27 SSE El-Daba
60. 4.11.1942 12:15 B-24 8./JG27 between Sollum and Benghasi
61. 16.11.1942 15:20 P-40 8./JG27 S Tecis
62. 11.2.1943 13:30 B-26 8./JG27 NNE Karpathos / in fact Beaufort
63. 11.2.1943 13:34 B-26 8./JG27 NNE Karpathos / in fact Beaufort
64. 29.4.1943 18:08 P-38 Stab II./JG27 60km SE Maréttimo
65. 29.4.1943 18:10 P-38 Stab II./JG27 60km SE Maréttimo
66. 5.5.1943 15:00 B-24 Stab II./JG27 NW Maréttimo
67. 9.5.1943 13:10 B-24 Stab II./JG27 E Capo Gallo
68. 9.5.1943 13:40 P-38 Stab II./JG27 70km NW Capo San Vito
69. 11.5.1943 11:46 P-38 Stab II./JG27 60km NE Cap Bon
70. 11.5.1943 12:14 B-17 Stab II./JG27 S Marsala
71. 18.5.1943 13:45 B-17 Stab II./JG27 NW Trapani
72. 19.5.1943 13:42 P-38 Stab II./JG27 W Maréttimo
73. 21.5.1943 11:21 B-17 Stab II./JG27 S Marsala
74. 21.5.1943 11:28 Stab II./JG27 NW Pantelleria
75. 25.5.1943 11:17 B-17 Stab II./JG27 NW Maréttimo
76. 31.5.1943 14:40 B-17 Stab II./JG27 WNW Trapani
77. 7.6.1943 6:44 P-40 Stab II./JG27 5km N Pantelleria
78. 10.6.1943 9:26 P-46 Stab II./JG27 3km SSW Granitola Torreta
79. 10.6.1943 9:27 P-46 Stab II./JG27 4km SSW Granitola Torreta
80. 10.6.1943 - Boston Stab II./JG27  
81. 15.6.1943 8:23 B-17 Stab II./JG27 2km W Favignana
82. 11.7.1943 13:20 B-24 Stab II./JG27 25km S Crotone
83. 16.7.1943 13:00 B-24 Stab II./JG27 5km SW Santeramo in Colle
84. 16.7.1943 13:15 B-24 Stab II./JG27 10km WSW Bari
85. 23.7.1943 14:10 B-17 Stab II./JG27 20km N Stromboli
86. 6.9.1943 11:08 B-17 Stab II./JG27 E Geislingen
87. 6.9.1943 - B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 S Echterdingen
88. 6.9.1943 - B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 SE Stuttgart
89. 14.10.1943 - B-17 Stab II./JG27 Alzey
90. 29.11.1943 14:48 B-17 Stab II./JG27 SSW Bremen
91. 19.12.1943 12:38 B-17 Stab II./JG27 Krimml
92. 7.1.1944 12:07 P-38 Stab II./JG27 N Saarbrücken
93. 7.1.1944 12:20 P-38 Stab II./JG27 N Saarbrücken
94. 11.1.1944 12:25 B-24 Stab II./JG27 SE Assen
95. 11.1.1944 13:30 B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 W Almelo
96. 29.1.1944 11:02 B-17 HSS Stab II./JG27 St. Wendel
97. 25.2.1944 12:28 B-17 Stab II./JG27 20km NE Chiemsee
98. 25.2.1944 12:31 B-17 Stab II./JG27 Altötting
99. 3.3.1944 12:23 P-38 Stab II./JG27 Magdeburg
100. 24.5.1944 - B-17 Stab III./JG54  
101. 24.5.1944 - B-17 Stab III./JG54  
102. 24.5.1944 - P-51 Stab III./JG54  
103. 11.3.1945 - P-39 Stab JG3  
104. 11.3.1945 - Pe-2 Stab JG3  
105. 11.3.1945 - Pe-2 Stab JG3  
106. 15.3.1945 - P-39 Stab JG3  
107. 15.3.1945 - La-5 Stab JG3  
108. 15.3.1945 - Yak-3 Stab JG3  
109. 19.4.1945 - Il-2 Stab JG3  
110. 19.4.1945 - Yak-3 Stab JG3  
111. 24.4.1945 - Yak-3 Stab JG3  
112. 24.4.1945 - Yak-9 Stab JG3  
113. 26.4.1945 - La-5 Stab JG3  
114. 26.4.1945 - La-5 Stab JG3  

Victories : 114
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Units : JG27, JG54, JG3
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Asisbiz Database of aerial victories for Werner Schroer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Apr-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27 Hurricane I     West of Tobruk
25-Jun-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27     S Sidi Barrani
08-Jul-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27     West of Bardia
19-Jul-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.17 NE Ras Asaz
21-Aug-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27   18.20 NE Bardia
29-Aug-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.10 NW Sidi Barrani
14-Sep-41 Werner Schroer 1./JG27 Hurricane I   15.55 South of El Hambra
30-May-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.05 NE Bir Hacheim
10-Jun-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.49 5km W Bir Hacheim
15-Jun-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.11 NW El Adem
15-Jun-42 Werner Schroer Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.06 NW El Adem
23-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.40 10km S Sidi Omar
26-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.40 SW Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   11.44 SW Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.10 SW Marsa Matruh
02-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.00 SE El-Alamein
02-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.05 E El-Alamein
03-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   14.47 SE El-Hammam
03-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.50 SE El-Hammam
03-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   14.40 South of El-Imayid
04-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     SE El-Alamein
06-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.45 20km SW El-Alamein
06-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.48 21km SW El-Alamein
11-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 300m 16.05 10km SE El-Alamein
11-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 150m 16.10 10km SE El-Alamein
13-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   10.05 S El-Hammam
13-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   09.57 S El-Hammam
13-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   10.02 S El-Hammam
14-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.15 SW El-Alamein
16-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.30 SW El-Alamein
17-Jul-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.25 West of El-Alamein
08-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   12.45 Raum Dir-el-Tarfa
08-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   12.50 Raum Dir-el-Tarfa
13-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.25 7km SW El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   17.03 Raum El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.55 NE Deir-el-Tarfa
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.40 West of El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.43 West of El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.55 South of El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.45 NW Deir-el-Tarfa
16-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.25 South of El-Alamein
20-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.33 8km SW El-Alamein
21-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   16.30 North of EL-Hammam
30-Sep-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   10.30 bei Abu Dweis
02-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.40 NNE Deir-el-Tarfa
09-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   16.20 SE Bir-el-Abd
09-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 A-20 Boston   09.25 NE El-Daba
09-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   16.15 NW El-Daba
20-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.12 SW Deir-el-Tarfa
23-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.30 NE El-Alamein
23-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.00 NE El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.25 NE El-Alamein
24-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   16.45 SW El-Alamein
26-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.10 West of El-Alamein
27-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     NW Quotaifiya
27-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     NW Quotaifiya
27-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk     NE El-Daba
29-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27   12.25 South of El-Alamein
30-Oct-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-39 Aircobra   09.20 SSE El-Daba
04-Nov-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 B-24 Liberator   12.15 zw Sollum u Benghazi
16-Nov-42 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15.20 South of Tecis
11-Feb-43 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Beaufort   13.30 NNE Insel Karpathos (Aegean)
11-Feb-43 Werner Schroer 8./JG27 Beaufort   13.34 NNE Insel Karpathos (Aegean)
29-Apr-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38F Lightning 50m 18.08 61km SE Marettimo
29-Apr-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38F Lightning 50m 18.10 60km SW Marettimo
05-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator   15.00 NW Marettimo
09-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator   13.10 1km E Cap Gallo
09-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 8500m 13.40 70km NW Cap San Vito
11-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 3000m 12.14 25km S Marsala
11-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 6500m 11.46 60km NE Cape Bon
18-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress II 4500m 13.45 50km NW Trapani
19-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning 1000m 13.42 10km W Marettimo
21-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 800m 11.28 20km NW Pantellaria
21-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 7000m 11.21 35km S. Marsala
25-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 2200m 11.17 40km NW Marettimo
31-May-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 100m 14.40 300° Trapani
07-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 Curtiss P-46   06.44 5km N Pantellaria
10-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-40E Warhawk 100m 09.26 3km SSW Granitola Toretta
10-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 A-20 Boston      
10-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-40E Warhawk 150m 09.27 3-4km SSW Granitola Toretta
15-Jun-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17F 3600m 08.23 2km W Favignana
11-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator 5500m 13.20 25km S Crotone in See
16-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator 6500m 13.00 5km SW Santeramo in Colle
16-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24D Liberator 6300m 13.15 10km SW Bari
23-Jul-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress   14.10 20km North of Stromboli
06-Sep-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.08 E Geislingen (N Neu Ulm)
06-Sep-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss     SEStuttgart
06-Sep-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.00 10km W Echterdingen
14-Oct-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress     Alzey 15km SE Bad Kreuznach
14-Oct-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14.20 Alzey (NW Worms)
29-Nov-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 8500m 14.48 SW Bremen
19-Dec-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.28 Krimmel (Memmingen)
19-Dec-43 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.28 Krimmel (Memmingen)
07-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning   12.07 NSaarbrucken
07-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning   12.20 N Saarbrucken
11-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator   12.25 SE Assen
11-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-24 Liberator Hss   13.30 West of Almelo
29-Jan-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss   11.02 Sankt Wendel 25km NE Saarbrucken
25-Feb-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.28 20km NE Chiemsee
25-Feb-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.31 vermbAltotting
03-Mar-44 Werner Schroer Stab II./JG27 P-38 Lightning   12.23 Magdeburg
24-May-44 Werner Schroer Stab III./JG54 P-51 Mustang 7000m 11.15 Berlin-Stadt
24-May-44 Werner Schroer Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.40 bei Wittstock
24-May-44 Werner Schroer Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.45 bei Wittstock
11-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Pe-2   - -
11-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Pe-2   - -
11-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 P-39 Aircobra   - -
15-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 P-39 Aircobra   - -
15-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 La-5   - -
15-Mar-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-3   - -
19-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Il-2   - -
19-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-3   - -
24-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-9   - -
24-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 Jak-3   - -
26-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 La-5   - -
26-Apr-45 Werner Schroer StabJG3 La-5   - -

Knights Cross

Otto Schulz

Otto Schulz was born on 11 February 1911 at Treptow an der Rega in the Greifenberg region of Pommern. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1934 and served for many years as an instructor. On 3 January 1940, Schulz was transferred to 4./JG27. He participated in the French campaign and the Battle of Britain. He recorded his first victory on 31 August 1940, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Dover. By the end of 1940, he had four victories to his credit. In April 1941, Schulz participated in the Balkans invasion. He recorded two victories over Greece, including a Greek PZL fighter shot down over the airfield at Larissa on 15 April and a RAF Hurricane fighter shot down near Megara on 20 April.

Schulz participated in the invasion of Russia. He claimed three victories during June 1941, before the unit was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in September. Operating over the deserts of North Africa, Schulz was to be particularly successful. On each of the days 6 October 1941, 20 October and 28 November, he recorded three victories. Schulz shot down two RAF P-40 fighters on 30 November to record his 23rd and 24th victories. Both were piloted by notable Allied pilots: Australian, Sergeant Alan 'Tiny' Cameron (6.5 confirmed, 1 probable and 7 damaged victories) of 3Sqn, RAAF, who crash-landed and British pilot Pilot Officer Neville Duke (26.833 confirmed, 1 probable and 6 damaged victories) of 112Sqn, RAF.

He claimed another notable RAF pilot on 15 December (30), when he shot down and killed Pilot Officer Geoffrey Ranger (5.333 confirmed, 1 probable and 1 damaged victories) of 250Sqn, RAF. It is also thought that Schulz was the victor, when he shot down a Curtiss P-40 flown by the Australian ace, Flying Officer Andrew 'Nicky' Barr (11 confirmed, 3 probable and 8 damaged victories) of 3Sqn, RAAF , who crash-landed in the Agedabia-El Brega area, wounded on 11 January. He shot down five Curtiss P-40 fighters in 10 minutes on 15 February 1942 (40-44), including another British ace, S/L Ernest 'Imshi' Mason (15.4 confirmed and 3.6 damaged victories) of 94Sqn, RAF, who was killed in this engagement.

Oberfeldwebel Schulz was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 February. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant in April. On 31 May, Schulz recorded another Curtiss P-40 victory (49), flown by yet another notable Allied ace, South African Major Andrew Duncan (5.5 confirmed and 1 probable victories) of 5Sqn, SAAF, who was killed in the engagement. On 17 June 1942, Schulz was shot down and killed in aerial combat. He had shot down an RAF Hurricane fighter, flown by Canadian ace Flight Lieutenant Walter 'Wally' Conrad (6.5 confirmed, 3 probable and 11 damaged victories) of 274Sqn, RAF, who suffered wounds in the engagement, for his 51st, and last, victory. However, Schulz was then shot down in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr 10271) <+ by a RAF Curtiss P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh area. It is thought his victor was Canadian ace Flight Sergeant James 'Eddie' Edwards (16.083 confirmed, 8.5 probable and 13 damaged victories) of 260Sqn, RAF.

Otto Schulz was credited with 51 victories in approximately 400 missions. He recorded three victories over the Eastern front and 48 victories over the Western front.

Units:4./JG-27 (1/40), Stab II./JG-27 (6/42 Africa)

Awards:RK(2/22/42), DK-G(2/14/42), EP(12/30/41), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) 'White 2' & 'White 11' (2/42), Bf 109F-4 (Trop.) WNr 10271 '< +' (lost 6/17/42)

Remarks:MIA 17 June 1942. Mombeek. Failed to return from a 'sweep' in the area of Sidi Rezegh in Wk# 10271. Schulz had just downed his 51st, a Hurricane of RAF No. 274 Sq., piloted by Flt/Lt Conrad (WIA), and was making his 2nd strafing run to destroy the downed AC, when he was attacked by a unknown P-40, shot down and killed. The P-40, although uncertain, may have been from RAF No. 260, piloted by F/Sgt James 'Eddie' Edwards, since he claimed a Bf 109 on this date. 400 missions. His first Battle of Britain victory came on 15 August, 1940. A 2nd BOB victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 31 August, 1940. A 3rd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Gravesend on 28 October, 1940. 3 victories in the East, including his 1st Soviet victory, a P-40 on 22 June, 1941. 42 victories in the Desert, including many notable RAF Aces. A triple victory on 30 October, 1941 over Bardia-Sollum-Sidi Omar; all fighters of RAF Nos. 238 & 250 Sqs.. Schulz was known to have downed 'Imshi' Mason, Squadron Leader of RAF No.94 Sq in a new P-40E Kittyhawk on 15 February, 1942. Also spelled Schulze or Schultz. Photo

List of 51 aerial victories for Otto Schulz

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 31.8.1940 13:40 4./JG27 Dover -
2 1.9.1940 15:15 4./JG27 Ashford -
3 3.9.1940 11:35 4./JG27 Themsemündung -
4 28.10.1940 15:30 4./JG27 Gravesend -
5 15.4.1941 6:55 PZL P.24 4./JG27 W Trikkala -
6 20.4.1941 17:10 4./JG27 Megara -
7 22.6.1941 8:20 I-15 4./JG27 N Olytus -
8 26.6.1941 9:25 SB-3 4./JG27 NNW Wilna -
9 26.6.1941 14:40 SB-3 4./JG27 E Paratjanowo -
10 10.10.1941 9:10 P-40 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar Tomahawk of 2Sqn SAAF
11 10.10.1941 9:15 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar -
12 10.10.1941 9:20 4./JG27 SE Sidi Omar -
13 30.10.1941 9:30 4./JG27 S Bardia -
14 30.10.1941 9:35 4./JG27 10km E Sidi Omar -
15 30.10.1941 9:43 4./JG27 25km SW Sollum -
16 17.11.1941 7:10 Bombay 4./JG27 NE Ain-el-Gazala -
17 21.11.1941 9:55 Wellington 4./JG27 SW El Adem Wellington of 109Sqn RAF
18 22.11.1941 16:55 P-40 4./JG27 20km SE Bir Hacheim Tomahawk of 112Sqn RAF or 3Sqn RAAF
19 25.11.1941 16:00 P-40 4./JG27 N Tobruk -
20 28.11.1941 16:00 P-40 4./JG27 N El Adem -
21 28.11.1942 16:10 4./JG27 SW El Adem Hurricane of 94Sqn RAF flown by F/O Vos, killed
22 28.11.1942 16:12 4./JG27 El Adem Hurricane of 94Sqn RAF flown by Lt Palm, killed
23 30.11.1942 9:10 P-40 4./JG27 NE Bir-el-Gobi Tomahawk IIb (AK506) of 3Sqn RAAF flown by Sgt AC Cameron (6.5/1/7 victories), baled out
24 30.11.1942 9:20 P-40 4./JG27 SW El Adem Tomahawk IIb (AK402) “F” of 112Sqn RAF flown by P/O NF Duke (26.833/1/6 victories), crash-landed
25 4.12.1941 10:16 P-40 4./JG27 Bir-el-Gobi  -
26 6.12.1941 12:28 4./JG27 SE El Adem Blenheim of LorraineSqn RAF
27 6.12.1941 12:30 4./JG27 SE El Adem -
28 7.12.1941 9:50 Boston 4./JG27 S Ain-el-Gazala Boston of 24Sqn SAAF
29 8.12.1941 13:10 Boston 4./JG27 N Ridotto Boston of 24Sqn SAAF
30 15.12.1941 11:30 P-40 4./JG27 SW Geziregh Tomahawk IIb of 250Sqn RAF flown by P/O GH Ranger (5.333/1/1 victories), killed
31 20.12.1941 9:40 P-40 4./JG27 W Maraua Tomahawk of 112 or 250Sqn RAF
32 20.12.1941 9:43 P-40 4./JG27 W Maraua Tomahawk of 112 or 250Sqn RAF
33 11.1.1942 13:10 P-40 4./JG27 NE Antelat Kittyhawk (AK645) of 3Sqn RAAF flown by F/O AW Barr (11/3/8 victories), crash-landed, wounded
34 25.1.1942 16:35 P-40 4./JG27 NE Antelat Kittyhawk of 250Sqn RAF
35 25.1.1942 16:40 P-40 4./JG27 25km NE Antelat -
36 8.2.1942 10:35 P-40 4./JG27 W Ain-el-Gazala -
37 8.2.1942 10:40 P-40 4./JG27 E Ain-el-Gazala -
38 13.2.1942 10:22 P-40 4./JG27 NE Tobruk -
39 13.2.1942 10:30 P-40 4./JG27 Tobruk -
40 15.2.1942 17:45 P-40 4./JG27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94Sqn RAF flown by S/L EM Mason (15.4/0/3.6 victories), killed
41 15.2.1942 17:46 P-40 4./JG27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94Sqn RAF flown by Sgt Belcher
42 15.2.1942 17:47 P-40 4./JG27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94Sqn RAF flown by Sgt Weightman
43 15.2.1942 17:50 P-40 4./JG27 W Ain-el-Gazala Kittyhawk of 94Sqn RAF flown by P/O Marshall
44 15.2.1942 17:55 P-40 4./JG27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94Sqn RAF flown by Sgt McQueen, damaged, returned
45 13.3.1942 12:35 P-40 4./JG27 SW Tobruk Kittyhawk of 112Sqn RAF flown by Sgt Rozanski
46 15.3.1942 11:32 P-40 4./JG27 10-12km S Fort Acroma Kittyhawk of 450Sqn RAF
47 28.5.1942 12:20 P-40 Stab II./JG 27 15km NW El Adem Kittyhawk of 260Sqn RAF flown by Sgt Ovenston
48 28.5.1942 16:12 P-40 Stab II./JG 27 15km E El Adem Tomahawk of 5Sqn SAAF flown by Lt Pare, baled out
49 31.5.1942 18:57 P-40 Stab II./JG 27 20km SW El Adem Tomahawk IIb (AN523) "R" of 5Sqn SAAF flown by Maj A Duncan (5.5/1/0 victories), killed
50 31.5.1942 19:00 P-40 Stab II./JG 27 15km SW El Adem Tomahawk of 5Sqn SAAF flown by Capt Copeland
51 17.6.1942 10:20 Stab II./JG 27 E Bu Amud Hurricane of 274Sqn RAF flown by F/Lt WAG Conrad (6.5/3/11 victories), wounded

Victories : 51
Awards : Ehrenpokal (30 December 1941)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (14 February 1942)
Ritterkreuz (22 February 1942)
Units : JG27
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Asisbiz Database of 53 aerial victories for Otto Schulz

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
31-Aug-40 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   13.40 Dover
01-Sep-40 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   15.15 Ashford
03-Sep-40 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   11.35 Thames Estuary
28-Oct-40 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   15.30 Gravesend
15-Apr-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 PZL P-24   06.55 West of Tríkala Greece
20-Apr-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 Hurricane I   17.10 Megara
22-Jun-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.20  
26-Jun-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 SB-3   14.40  
26-Jun-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 SB-3   09.25  
06-Oct-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Tomahawk   09.10 SE Sidi Omar
06-Oct-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   09.15 SE Sidi Omar
06-Oct-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   09.20 SE Sidi Omar
30-Oct-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   09.30 South of Bardia
30-Oct-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 5-10m 09.35 10km E Sidi Omar
30-Oct-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 3000m 09.43 20-30km SW Sollum
17-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 Bombay 50m 07.10 NE Ain-el-Gazala
21-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 Wellington   09.55 SW El Adem
22-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 16.55 20km SE Bir el Hamma
22-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 16.55 20km SE Bir Hacheim
25-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.00 N Tobruk
28-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.00 N El Adem
28-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   16.10 SW El Adem
28-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   16.12 El Adem
30-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.10 NE Bir-el-Gobi
30-Nov-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.20 SW El Adem
04-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.16 Bir-el-Gobi
06-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   12.30 SE El Adem
06-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27   12.28 SE El Adem
07-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 A-20 Boston III   09.50 S Ain-el-Gazala
08-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 Douglas   13.10 N Ridotto
15-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11.30 SW Geziregh
20-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.43 West of Maraua
20-Dec-41 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.40 West of Maraua
11-Jan-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.10 Antelat
25-Jan-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.35 NE Antelat
25-Jan-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 50m 16.40 25km NE Antelat
08-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.40 East of Ain-el-Gazala
08-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 10.35 FlPl Ain-el-Gazala West
13-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.22 NE Tobruk
13-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.30 Tobruk
15-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.45 SE Martuba
15-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.46 SE Martuba
15-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.47 SE Martuba
15-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.50 West of Ain-el-Gazala
15-Feb-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.55 30-35km SE Martuba
13-Mar-42 Otto Schulz 5./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.35 SW Tobruk
15-Mar-42 Otto Schulz 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 400m 11.32 10-12km S Fort Acroma
28-May-42 Otto Schulz Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.20 15km NW El Adem
28-May-42 Otto Schulz Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.12 15km E El Adem
30-May-42 Otto Schulz Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   19.00  
31-May-42 Otto Schulz Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   19.00 15km SW El Adem
31-May-42 Otto Schulz Stab II./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 500m 18.57 20km SE El-Adem
17-Jun-42 Otto Schulz Stab II./JG27   10.20 East of Bu-Ahmud

Knights Cross

Rudolf 'Rudi' Sinner

Rudolf 'Rudi' Sinner was born in 1915 in Austria. In 1936, he was serving in the Austrian Army in the horsedrawn artillery. During the invasion of Poland, he served with an anti-aircraft artillery unit before transferring to the Luftwaffe in 1940. Sinner began his aerial combat career with JG3, based on the Western front, but was then transferred to JG27 serving in North Africa. He was assigned to 2./JG27. It was with JG27 that Sinner gained his greatest successes. He claimed his first victory on 12 October 1941, when he shot down a RAF P-40 fighter near Sidi Omar.

On 4 June 1942, Sinner was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG27. On 10 June, Oberleutnant Sinner was shot down near Bir Hacheim by the British Ace, Charles Overton (5.5 confirmed, 1 probable and 0.5 damaged victories), flying a Spitfire Vb fighter ofThen, on 24 June, Sinner's aircraft was hit in the engine during combat with RAF Hurricane fighters and he was forced to make a forced-landing. On 10 July, he shot down afighter with only one of his 7.92mm MG17 machine-guns functioning. Sinner recorded his 10th victory on 13 July and his 20th on 24 July. On 31 August, Sinner shot down a Hurricane near Alam el Haifa. His victim was South African Ace, John 'Harry' Gaynor (5.5 destroyed and 6 damaged victories) of 1 Sqn, SAAF, who crash-landed unhurt. He claimed his 30th victory on 3 September. In June 1943, Hauptmann Sinner was appointed Gruppenkommandeur IV./JG27 then based at Kalamaki, Greece. However, his stay with the unit was destined to brief.

On 30 July 1943, Sinner was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG54, based on the Russian front, taking over from Hauptmann Erich Rudorffer (224 victories, RK-S). Sinner led the Gruppe until 10 February 1944. He added three further victories to his victory total during his time with the unit. In March 1944, Hauptmann Sinner became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54 located on the Western front. On 6 March 1944, Sinner shot down a USAAF B-17 four-engine bomber for his 36th victory. However, his aircraft was hit by the bombers' defensive fire and Sinner was badly wounded. He successfully baled out of his stricken Bf-109G-6 (W.Nr. 410557) '2'. By 12 June 1944, Sinner was again serving with JG27, based on the Invasion front in France, in command of I.Gruppe. He was to lead the Gruppe until 1 August 1944. On 1 January 1945, Major Sinner was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG7 flying Me 262 jet fighters. At this time his victory total stood at 36, including 32 victories achieved over North Africa.

Sinner was to add three confirmed victories to his tally flying the jet, including two USAAF B-24 four-engine bombers near Rathenow on 3 March. On 4 April, Sinner led seven other Me-262s off from Rechlin. Emerging from the clouds shortly after take-off, the flight was bounced by P-51 fighters of the 339th Fighter Group, USAAF. In the ensuing combat 'Rudi' Sinner's aircraft was hit. With his face and hands badly burned, he baled out at low level. His parachute deployed at the last moment, but did not completely fill, and he was hanging by just the left strap when he hit the ground heavily in a ploughed field and dragged into a barbed wire fence. He reported that the P-51s then attempted to strafe him, but he feigned death and, as the P-51 fighters departed, he made his way to the safety of a deep furrow. Sinner's wounds were serious enough to keep him out of the rest of war.

Rudolf Sinner was credited with 39 victories in 305 missions. 36 of his victories were achieved over the Western front, including three four-engine bombers and three flying the Me 262 jet fighter. Three victories were achieved over the Eastern front. He was shot down 12 times, baling out on three occasions, and was wounded five times.

List of 39 aerial victories for Rudolf 'Rudi' Sinner

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1. 12.10.1941 9:05 P-40 2./JG 27 Sidi Omar Tomahawk IIb (AN355) of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by Sgt TD Parker, baled out
2. 17.12.1941 11:10 2./JG 27 SE Martuba Hurricane of 1 Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt MacRobert
3. 13.2.1942 9:26 2./JG 27 ESE Tobruk -
4. 23.2.1942 13:23 P-40 2./JG 27 SE Umm-er-Rzem Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O CKT Thompson
5. 23.2.1942 13:25 P-40 2./JG 27 SE Umm-er-Rzem Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt KM McBride, crash-landed, DOW
6. 30.5.1942 14:05 P-40 Stab I./JG 27 Bir-el-Harmat -
7. 24.6.1942 10:00 6./JG 27 20 km S Bir el Tholata Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Ingelsby
8. 26.6.1942 18:40 6./JG 27 SE Marsa Matruh -
9. 10.7.1942 6:15 6./JG 27 SW El Alamein Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Craggs
10. 13.7.1942 12:25 P-40 6./JG 27 ENE El Dakar -
11. 17.7.1942 6:37 6./JG 27 El Dakar Spitfire of 145 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Rostart
12. 17.7.1942 13:22 6./JG 27 Haggag-el-Quasaba -
13. 17.7.1942 13:27 6./JG 27 S Haggag-el-Quasaba -
14. 19.7.1942 9:15 6./JG 27 Bir el Themta Hurricane of 127 or 238 Sqn, RAF
15. 19.7.1942 9:19 6./JG 27 S El Alamein Hurricane of 127 or 238 Sqn, RAF
16. 20.7.1942 11:19 6./JG 27 3 km SE Bir-el-Khasa Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Moher
17. 21.7.1942 18:09 P-40 6./JG 27 N Bir-el-Harmat -
18. 21.7.1942 18:16 6./JG 27 SW El Alamein -
19. 24.7.1942 9:40 P-40 6./JG 27 S Bir el Abd Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF or 5 Sqn, SAAF
20. 24.7.1942 17:19 6./JG 27 S Deir ei Raghil Hurricane of 92 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Moore, baled out, POW
21. 28.7.1942 18:25 6./JG 27 3 km E Deir-el-Taqa Hurricane IIa of 208 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O K Clark, killed
22. 3.8.1942 17:55 6./JG 27 SE El Daba Hurricane of 33 or 213 Sqn, RAF
23. 3.8.1942 18:00 6./JG 27 Bir Ibrahim Hurricane of 33 or 213 Sqn, RAF
24. 14.8.1942 6:30 P-40 6./JG 27 NW El Alamein Not confirmed
25. 27.8.1942 14:10 6./JG 27 NE Kharita Hurricane of 1 Sqn, SAAF flown by 2/Lt D de Klerk, killed
26. 31.8.1942 10:30 6./JG 27 Alam el Haifa Hurricane II “AX-A” of 1 SAAF Sqn flown by JH Gaynor (5.5/0/6 victories), crash-landed
27. 31.8.1942 18:30 6./JG 27 S Ilmayid -
28. 1.9.1942 6:59 P-40 6./JG 27 ENE Deir-el-Taqa Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF
29. 1.9.1942 7:01 P-40 6./JG 27 E Deir-el-Taqa Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF
30. 3.9.1942 14:25 P-40 6./JG 27 S El Hammam -
31. 3.9.1942 14:35 6./JG 27 S Bir Ibrahim -
32. 6.9.1942 17:25 P-39 6./JG 27 S Ilmayid -
33. 11.10.1943 15:08 LaGG-3 Stab IV./JG 54 NE Ussvyati -
34. 18.10.1943 10:04 P-40 Stab IV./JG 54 SE Pushkin -
35. 27.10.1943 13:45 La-5 Stab IV./JG 54 10 714 -
36. 6.3.1944 12:06 B-17 Stab III./JG 54  Essen-Vechta -
37. 26.11.1944 13:10 P-38 III./JG 7 Near Kitzbühl P-38J of 1FG, USAAF flown by Lt Julius Thomas, baled out, POW
38. 3.3.1945 - B-24 Stab III./JG 7 Near Rathenow B-24 of 448BG, USAAF
39. 3.3.1945 - B-24 Stab III./JG 7 Near Rathenow B-24 of 448BG, USAAF
? 7.3.1945 - P-51 Stab III./JG 7 not confirmed? -

Victories : 39
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 October 1942)
Units : JG3, JG27, JG54, JG7
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Asisbiz Database of 39 aerial victories for Rudolf Sinner

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
12-Oct-41 Rudolf Sinner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.05 Sidi Omar
17-Dec-41 Rudolf Sinner 2./JG27   11.10 SE Martuba
13-Feb-42 Rudolf Sinner 2./JG27   09.23 ESE Tobruk
23-Feb-42 Rudolf Sinner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.23 NE Fort Acroma
23-Feb-42 Rudolf Sinner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13.25 SE Umm-er-Rzem
30-May-42 Rudolf Sinner Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.05 Bir-el-Hamat
24-Jun-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   10.00 20km S Bir-el-Tholata
26-Jun-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   18.40 SE Marsa Matruh
10-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 Hurricane IIc   06.15 SW El-Alamein
13-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.25 ENE El-Dakar
17-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   09.19 South of El-Alamein
17-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   06.37 El-Dakar
17-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   13.22 Haggag-el-Quasaba
17-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   13.27 S Haggag-el-Quasaba
19-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   09.15 Bir-el-Themta
20-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   11.19 3km SE Bir-el-Khasa
21-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.09 North of Bir-el-Hamat
21-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   18.16 SW El-Alamein
24-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.40 South of Bir-el-Abd
24-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   17.19 South of Deir-el-Raghil
28-Jul-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   18.25 3km E Deir-el-Taqua
03-Aug-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   17.55 SE El-Daba
03-Aug-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27   18.00 Bir Ibrahim
14-Aug-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 Curtiss P-46 2000m 06.30 5km NW El-Alamein
27-Aug-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 2000m 14.10 5km NE El-Kharita
31-Aug-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 6500m 18.30 15km S Sanyet
31-Aug-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 2000m 10.30 3km NW Deir-el-Ragel
01-Sep-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 Curtiss P-46 3500m 06.59 15km SE El-Taqa
01-Sep-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 Curtiss P-46   07.01 E El-Taqa
03-Sep-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.25 South of El-Hammam
03-Sep-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 5500m 14.35 3km S Bir-Ibrahim
06-Sep-42 Rudolf Sinner 6./JG27 U.S. Jager   17.25 South of Bir-El-Imayid
11-Oct-43 Rudolf Sinner Stab IV./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 15.08 06 263 (NE Ussvyati)
18-Oct-43 Rudolf Sinner Stab IV./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 10.04 00 441 (SE Pushkin)
27-Oct-43 Rudolf Sinner Stab IV./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.45 10 714
06-Mar-44 Rudolf Sinner Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.06 FQ-3 to FR-2 (Essen-Vechta)
26-Nov-44 Rudolf Sinner 3./JG7 P-38 Lightning 2500m 13.10 FB-6
03-Mar-45 Rudolf Sinner Stab III./JG7 B-24 Liberator   - bei Rathenow
07-Mar-45 Rudolf Sinner 11./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - SW Berlin

 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/