II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 27 - II./JG27 

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop 4.II.JG27 (White 2+-) Otto Schulz Libya 1942

Messerschmitt 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.

Pilots 4./JG27 Otto Schulz North Africa 1941

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. Photo of 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 109F4/Trop 4./JG27 (W3+-) Alfred Krumlauf WNr 8635 crashed 15km SW El Hammam 20th Sep 1942 01-02.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 4./JG27 (W5+-) abandoned North Africa 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/Z Trop 4./JG27 (W12+-) flown by Oberfeldwebel Franz Stiegler Libya August 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/Z Trop 4./JG27 (W12+-) flown by Oberfeldwebel Franz Stiegler WNr 8401 Qutaifiya Egypt (طريق الإسكندرية - مرسى مطروح) August 1942

Profile Source: Model Airplane Int 086 2012-09 Page 44

Photo 01: The unusually proportioned fuselage cross mentioned on Page 109 is again evident in this photograph of White 13, a Bf 109F-4 trop of 4./JG27.As this photograph was taken by a British camera man, it is possible that the crash-landed aircraft was deliberately set alight for the benefit of the photographer.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 4./JG27 (W12+-) WNr 8438 El Gazala Dec 1941 00

Profile Image 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F.4 Trop White 12 of 4./JG27, El Gazala, late 1941 This aircraft was finished in a standard mid-demarcation 78/79 desert scheme and, except for the absence of a white band around the forward section of the nose, displays the usual white and yellow theatre markings. The badge of 4./JG27 appeared under the cockpit and this aircraft had a faded, dusty, used appearance which was exaggerated by the oil leak which has caused heavy discolouration of the yellow area surrounding the oil cooler intake under the nose. Although not visible in the accompanying photographs, it is believed that this aircraft had a II. Gruppe bar, partially overpainted, on the rear fuselage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 4./JG27 (W12+-) WNr 8438 El Gazala Dec 1941 01-03

Photo's 01-03: British troops examining a Bf 109F-4 Trop, White 12 of 4./JG27. This aircraft, believed to be W.Nr. 8438, was captured by the British at El Gazala in December 1941 and had the Staffel badge under the cockpit. The aircraft had been deliberately wrecked by demolition charges but examination of an original print shows that the oil leak from the oil cooler had been blown backwards by the slipstream. Thus it must have been present when the aircraft was flown and was not caused by the demolition charges. Note that leaking oil has spread over the already black-painted wing root.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 of II JG27 red 4 Sanyet 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 of II JG27, Sanyet, 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4Trop 2./JG27 (Red 11+) Friedrich Koerner W.Nr. 10154 Libya 1942

 
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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.

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

Website Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/schulz.html

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

Luftwaffe Badge

Franz Stigler alternate spelling: Steigler & Stiegler

Units:Flt Instr('40), 4/JG-27(5/42 Africa), 6/JG-27(9/43), 4/JG-27(4/44), Actg Kdr III/JG-27(10/44), JV-44(2/45)

Awards:DK-G(10/1/44), EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F/Trop WNr 8401 'Wht 12+-' (80% dam 6/5/42; eng dam near Tmimi) w/4 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 'Yel 2' ('44), Fw 190D-9, Me 262A-1a 'White 3'

Remarks:On 20 Dec., 1943, Stigler refused to shoot down the heavily damaged B-17 F, Ser.# 42-3167, "Ye Olde Pub", of 379BG. The B-17 pilot, 2nd Lt. Charles L. Brown, learned the identity of the chivilrous pilot in 1990, and they have been friends ever since. Stigler now lives in Vancouver, B.C. and Brown in Miami. Article of the event and a Stigler autographed photo on file. 487 missions. 17 victories in the Desert. 11 bombers, 2 with the Me 262. Shot down 17 times, bailing 6 times. Serious wounds from B-17 return fire, shattering his windshield. 30 unconfirmed victories. Nominated for the RK. One known victory, a P-40 SW of Ft. Acroma North Africa on 31 May, 1942. Another, a Spitfire V N of El Alamein on 10 July, 1942. A P-38F on 16 April, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 10 km S of Urach, E of Freiburg , on 6 September, 1943. A double victory, Nos 21 & 22, on 29 November, 1943; both B-17's, one 3 km NW of Harpstedt, the other (an HSS) 15 km SW of Wildenhausen. His 24th, a B-24 NW of Cirkle on 19 March, 1944. his 25th, a P-38 2 km W of Dunavecse on 3 April, 1944. A Spitfire in the Rambouillet area on 16 August, 1944. His famous student, Barkhorn! Deceased March 2008, British Columbia. Alternate spelling: Steigler & Stiegler (109 Loss List).

Asisbiz database list of 29 aerial victories for Franz Stigler

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, May 31, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   06:23 SW Fort Acroma
Friday, June 26, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18:57 S Marsa Matruh
Friday, July 10, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   10:40 North of El-Alamein
Friday, July 17, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:24 SE El-Alamein
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   18:15 East of El-Alamein
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12:04 East of Deir-el-Abiad
Friday, August 07, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   12:20 ENE Alam-el-Kadim
Friday, August 07, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   12:14 SE Alam-el-Kadim
Monday, August 10, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   08:33 NNE El-Muhafid
Monday, August 10, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:32 North of El-Muhafid
Tuesday, August 11, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   10:13 S El-Hammam
Wednesday, August 12, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   07:03 SW Alam-el-Halfa
Wednesday, August 12, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   06:45 SSE El-Alamein
Wednesday, August 12, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   06:53 S Alam-el-Kadim
Sunday, August 16, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   08:38 SSW El-Hammam
Sunday, August 16, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:28 South of Alam-el-Kadim
Saturday, August 22, 1942 Franz Stigler 4./JG27   07:31 SSW Alam Uzeiligh
Friday, April 16, 1943 Franz Stigler 6./JG27 P-38F Lightning 4000m 17:03 70km NW Insel Marettimo
Monday, September 06, 1943 Franz Stigler 6./JG27 B-17 Fortress   11:00 5-10km S Urach E Freiburg
Monday, November 29, 1943 Franz Stigler 6./JG27 B-17 Fortress Hss 80m 15:56 15km SW Wildenhausen
Monday, November 29, 1943 Franz Stigler 6./JG27 B-17 Fortress 7000m 15:25 3km NW Harpstedt
Sunday, March 19, 1944 Franz Stigler 12./JG27 B-24 Liberator 6000m 14:14 NW Cirkle
Sunday, March 19, 1944 Franz Stigler 12./JG27 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13:46 South of Marburg/Drau
Monday, April 03, 1944 Franz Stigler 12./JG27 P-38 Lightning 5500m 10:55 2km W Dunavecse
Monday, April 24, 1944 Franz Stigler 11./JG27 P-51 Mustang   14:12  
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Franz Stigler 11./JG27 3000m 17:06 BD (Rambouillet area)

Knights Cross

Friedrich Körner

Friedrich Körner was born on 24 January 1921 at Schwerte in Ruhrgebiet. Körner enlisted in the Luftwaffe on 15 November 1939 and on completion of fighter pilot training was assigned to 2./JG 27 based in North Africa. He duly arrived on 4 July 1941. His first victory was achieved on 12 October 1941, when he shot down a RAF Tomahawk fighter over Sheferzen. On 19 March 1942, Körner shot down a RAF P-40 fighter over the sea east of Tobruk for his 10th victory and JG 27's 1000th aerial victory. Körner enjoyed his best day of aerial combat over Marsa Martruh where, on 26 June 1942, he shot down three SAAF P-40 fighters and two RAF Spitfire fighters. Körner shot down 20 aircraft during June 1942. He was the 7th highest scoring German ace in North Africa. Körner was able to achieve multiple kills no less than 7 times while deployed in the North African desert.

On 4 July 1942, exactly one year to the day after his arrival in the desert, Körner scrambled in Bf 109 F-4trop (W.Nr. 8696) “Red 9” on a mission to intercept a formation of enemy bombers. Before he could reach the bombers he was intercepted by a flight of South African Hurricane IIC fighters. At 1330, Körner was forced to take to his parachute and was promptly captured by enemy ground forces to remain a prisoner of war in Canada until 1947.

His victor was South African ace Lieutenant Lawrence Waugh (6 confirmed, 2 probable and 4 damaged victories) of 1 SAAF Squadron. While interned in Canada, Körner was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 6 September 1942 for his achievements in the desert. Following his release from captivity, Körner fulfilled many important roles in the post-war Bundesluftwaffe. Körner retired from military service on 30 June 1979. At the time of his retirement, Körner held the rank of Generalmajor. Körner lived in Paris with his wife in retirement. He passed away on 3 September 1998.

Friedrich Körner was credited with 36 victories in approximately 250 missions. All his victories were recorded over North Africa.

List of aerial victories for Friedrich Körner

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 12.10.1941 9:34 P-40 2./JG 27 SE Sollum Tomahawk of 112 Sqn RAF
2 20.10.1941 9:45 2./JG 27 100km N Marsa Luccech Blenheim of 55 Sqn, RAF
3 10.12.1941 14:03 Boston 2./JG 27 15km E Bir Hacheim Boston of 24 Sqn, SAAF
4 28.12.1941 8:55 2./JG 27 NE El Hasseiat  
5 11.1.1942 12:50 P-40 2./JG 27 N Marsa-el-Brega Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF
6 13.1.1942 14:35 P-40 2./JG 27 Antelat Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by F/O Shaeffer
7 7.2.1942 14:27 2./JG 27 NE Derna  
8 8.2.1942 14:27 P-40 2./JG 27 Bomba Bay Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF
9 9.3.1942 16:50 Albacore 2./JG 27 SW Sidi Barrani Albacore of 826 Sqn, RN
10 19.3.1942 10:35 P-40 2./JG 27 N Gambut Kittyhawk of 80 Sqn, RAF JG27’s 1,000th victory
11 20.3.1942 8:08 P-40 2./JG 27 S Martuba Kittyhawk of 260 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Tregear
12 20.3.1942 8:08 P-40 2./JG 27 S Ain-el-Gazala Kittyhawk of 260 Sqn, RAF
13 21.3.1942 8:55 Boston 2./JG 27 SE Bir Hacheim Boston of 24 Sqn, SAAF
14 2.4.1942 14:28 2./JG 27 N Gambut Hurricane of 238 Sqn, RAF
15 27.5.1942 15:30 P-40 2./JG 27 S Gambut Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by Sgt Thomas
16 29.5.1942 7:52 P-40 2./JG 27 W Tobruk Kittyhawk of 250 Sqn, RAF
17 13.6.1942 6:40 P-40 2./JG 27 S Fort Acroma Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF
18 13.6.1942 6:50 2./JG 27 N Wadi Es Sahaae Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF
19 13.6.1942 6:53 P-40 2./JG 27 Tobruk  
20 14.6.1942 11:05 P-40 2./JG 27 N Gambut Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF
21 14.6.1942 11:10 P-40 2./JG 27 N Gambut Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF
22 14.6.1942 17:05 2./JG 27 NNE Derna Beaufighter of 272 Sqn, RAF
23 16.6.1942 15:20 P-40 2./JG 27 E El Adem  
24 16.6.1942 18:50 P-40 2./JG 27 SW Gambut Kittyhawk of 250 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Cable
25 17.6.1942 8:50 P-40 2./JG 27 E Sidi Rezegh Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF
26 26.6.1942 11:48 P-40 2./JG 27 W Marsa Matruh  
27 26.6.1942 12:18 P-40 2./JG 27 W Marsa Matruh  
28 26.6.1942 18:42 P-40 2./JG 27 S Marsa Matruh  
29 26.6.1942 18:46 2./JG 27 Marsa Matruh Spitfire V of 145 Sqn RAF
30 26.6.1942 19:05 2./JG 27 SE Marsa Matruh Spitfire V of 145 Sqn RAF
31 1.7.1942 19:01 P-40 2./JG 27 W Burg-el-Arab  
32 1.7.1942 19:03 P-40 2./JG 27 W Burg-el-Arab  
33 1.7.1942 19:11 P-40 2./JG 27 W Burg-el-Arab  
34 2.7.1942 18:15 P-40 2./JG 27 El Alamein Kittyhawk of 2 Sqn, SAAF
35 2.7.1942 18:20 P-40 2./JG 27 Burg-el-Arab Kittyhawk of 2 Sqn, SAAF
36 3.7.1942 15:11 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF

Victories : 36
Awards : Ehrenpokal (10 August 1942); Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 August 1942); Ritterkreuz (6 September 1943)
Units : JG 27

Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/korner.html

Asisbiz List of 36 aerial victories for Friedrich Körner

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
12-Oct-41 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 6500m 09.54 SE Sollum
20-Oct-41 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 Blenheim IV   09.45 100km N Marsa Luccech
10-Dec-41 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 A-20 Boston III   14.03 15km E Bir Hacheim
28-Dec-41 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 Hurricane I 100-150m 08.55 NE El Hasseiat
11-Jan-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 12.50 N Marsa-el-Brega
13-Jan-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.35 Antelat
07-Feb-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 Low Level (Rhodes) 14.27 NE Derna
08-Feb-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 8000m 14.27 Bomba-Bucht
11-Feb-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.50  
20-Feb-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.03 S Martuba
20-Feb-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.08 S Ain-el-Gazala
09-Mar-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 Albacore   16.50 SW Sidi Barrani
19-Mar-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 10.35 N Gambut
20-Mar-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 500m 08.08 S. Ain-el-Gazala
20-Mar-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 5200m 08.03 S. Martuba
21-Mar-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 A-20 Boston III 7500m 08.55 SE Bir Hacheim
02-Apr-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 5000m 14.28 North of Gambut
27-May-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 15.30 South of Gambut
29-May-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07.52 West of Tobruk
13-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   06.53 Tobruk
13-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1000-600m 06.40 S Fort Acroma
13-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 7300m 06.50 North of Wadi-Es-Sahaae
14-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 2900m 11.10 N Gambut
14-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 7000m 17.05 NNE Derna
14-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 11.05 N Gambut
16-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 5500m 15.20 East of El Adem
16-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.50 SW Gambut
17-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.50 East of Sidi Rezegh
26-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 7200m 18.42 S Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 6500m 18.46 Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 12.18 West of Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 6000m 11.48 West of Marsa Matruh
26-Jun-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 Spitfire V 5500m 19.05 SE Marsa Matruh
01-Jul-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 7500m 19.01 West of Burg-el-Arab
01-Jul-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 19.03 West of Burg-el-Arab
01-Jul-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 19.11 West of Burg-el-Arab
02-Jul-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 8000m 18.15 El-Alamein
02-Jul-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.20 Burg-el-Arab
03-Jul-42 Friedrich Korner 2./JG27   15.11 SE El-Alamein

Knights Cross

Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt

Hans-Arnold "Fiffi" Stahlschmidt was born on 15 September 1920 at Kreuztal in the Siegen region of Westfalen. He began his military career at Salzwedel where he completed his basic flying training. He attended the pilots' school in Breslau and the war school in Vienna-Schwechat. On completion of his training he was posted to JG 27. Oberfähnrich Stahlschmidt was assigned to 2./JG 27. In the spring of 1941, JG 27 was transferred to Africa. He claimed his first victory, a RAF Hurricane over Tobruk, on 15 June. On 20 November, Stahlschmidt claimed three SAAF Maryland bombers shot down to record his 2nd through 4th victories. On 21 February, he was shot down, making a crash-landing in no-man's land, following aerial combat with theofHe was rescued by a German reconnaisance patrol.

On 27 February 1942, he was shot down while attacking a column of enemy vehicles. He force-landed his damaged Bf 109 F-4/Trop (W.Nr. 8497) when his engine cut, ramming a truck. He was captured by Polish troops who beat him with rifle butts and kicked him. His decorations were removed and he was made to run the gauntlet of the column. He was interrogated before being sent to another camp. He managed to escape the following night and hiked the 60km back to his own lines in 16 hours. He was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz on 20 April 1942.

On 7 May, Stahlschmidt attacked a formation of RAF fighters. He had reached an advantageous position behind a Kittyhawk when one of his guns exploded forcing his disengagement from the combat. He crash-landed his aircraft in Axis territory near Tmimi where his aircraft burned out. Stahlschmidt claimed four victories on 26 June to record his 14th through 17th victories. On 1 July 1942, Stahlschmidt was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 27. He gained 26 victories in July 1942, including four victories on 4 July (23-26), and three on 10 July (31-33), 22 July (38-40) and 27 July (41-43). Leutnant Stahlschmidt was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 20 August 1942 for 48(47?) victories. On 3 September, he recorded five victories to take his tally from 52 to 56.

On 7 September 1942, Stahlschmidt was part of a Schwarm that had taken off on a freie Jagd. Southeast of El Alamein they came under attack by RAF Spitfires. Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt failed to return in his Bf 109 F-4 (W.Nr. 8704) "Red 4". It is possible he was the victim of the American ace John Curry (7.333 confirmed, 2 probable and 3 damaged victories) flying with 601 Sqn, RAF. Stahlschmidt was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr. 365) and promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant posthumously on 3 January 1944.

Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt shot down 59 enemy aircraft in over 400 combat missions. All his victories were recorded in the North African theatre.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit location Comments
1. 15.6.1941 11:40 2./JG 27 Sollum Hurricane of 73 Sqn, RAF
2. 20.11.1941 12:20 Martin 167 2./JG 27 SE Tobruk Maryland of 21 Sqn SAAF
3. 20.11.1941 12:25 Martin 167 2./JG 27 SE Tobruk Maryland of 21 Sqn SAAF
4. 20.11.1941 12:30 Martin 167 2./JG 27 SE Tobruk Maryland of 21 Sqn SAAF
5. 27.11.1941 16:20 2./JG 27 S El Adem  
6. 14.12.1941 11:20 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 S Tmimi   
7. 11.1.1942 12:48 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 NE Agedabia Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF
8. 22.1.1942 12:50 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 E Gtafia Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF
9. 22.5.1942 7:50 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SW Tmimi Kittyhawk of 112 or 250 sqn, RAF
10. 29.5.1942 7:49 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 N Fort Acroma Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF
11. 13.6.1942 6:52 2./JG 27 Tobruk Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF
12. 14.6.1942 11:08 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 NNW Gambut Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF
13. 16.6.1942 15:25 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SW Gambut  
14. 26.6.1942 12:20 2./JG 27 SW Marsa Matruh  
15. 26.6.1942 12:27 2./JG 27 15km SW Marsa Matruh  
16. 26.6.1942 12:30 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 W Marsa Matruh  
17. 26.6.1942 19:06 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SSW Marsa Matruh  
18. 27.6.1942 13:05 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 10km SE Fuka  
19. 2.7.1942 6:25 2./JG 27 N Fuka Beaufighter of 252 Sqn, RAF
20. 2.7.1942 18:23 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 Burg el Arab Kittyhawk of 2 Sqn, SAAF
21. 3.7.1942 15:09 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF
22. 3.7.1942 15:15 2./JG 27 E El Alamein  
23. 4.7.1942 6:30 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 El Alamein  
24. 4.7.1942 6:32 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein  
25. 4.7.1942 8:25 2./JG 27 El Alamein Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF
26. 4.7.1942 17:05 2./JG 27 SW Burg-el-Arab Hurricane of 1 Sqn, SAAF
27. 7.7.1942 6:02 Gladiator 2./JG 27 10km NE El Daba Albacore of 826 Sqn, RN or Italian CR 42 in error
28. 8.7.1942 10:32 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein Hurricane IIC of 33 Sqn, RAF
29. 8.7.1942 10:35 2./JG 27 S Burg-el-Arab  Hurricane IIC of 33 Sqn, RAF
30. 8.7.1942 10:40 2./JG 27 SE Burg-el-Arab  Hurricane IIC of 33 Sqn, RAF
31. 10.7.1942 13:25 2./JG 27 N El Alamein  Hurricane of 80, 92 or 127 Sqn, RAF
32. 10.7.1942 13:33 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 W El Alamein  Hurricane of 80, 92 or 127 Sqn, RAF
33. 10.7.1942 13:35 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 E El Alamein  Hurricane of 80, 92 or 127 Sqn, RAF
34. 11.7.1942 16:10 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SW El Alamein Tomahawk or Kittyhawk of 2 or 5 Sqn, SAAF
35. 14.7.1942 18:29 2./JG 27 El Alamein  
36. 16.7.1942 10:15 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein  
37. 17.7.1942 13:25 2./JG 27 SW El Alamein Hurricane of 92 or 238 Sqn, RAF
38. 22.7.1942 8:25 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 W El Alamein Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Barrow, killed
39. 22.7.1942 8:40 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SW El Alamein Kittyhawk of 4 Sqn, SAAF
40. 22.7.1942 12:00 2./JG 27 S El Alamein Hurricane of 73 Sqn, RAF
41. 27.7.1942 12:26 2./JG 27 S El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213 Sqn, RAF
42. 27.7.1942 17:30 2./JG 27 SW El Alamein Hurricane of 1 Sqn, SAAF
43. 27.7.1942 17:42 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 W El Alamein  Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF or 450 Sqn, RAF
44. 1.8.1942 16:40 2./JG 27 W El Alamein Hurricane of 80 Sqn, RAF
45. 1.8.1942 16:45 2./JG 27 WEl Alamein Hurricane of 80 Sqn, RAF
46. 16.8.1942 8:15 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 NW El Hammam Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Trenchard, POW
47. 16.8.1942 8:25 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 WSW El Alamein Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF
48. 23.8.1942 8:03 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 S El Hammam Kittyhawk of 3 Sqn, RAAF or 450 Sqn, RAF
49. 1.9.1942 17:48 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein Hurricane of 213 Sqn, RAF
50. 1.9.1942 17:50 2./JG 27 SE El Alamein  
51. 2.9.1942 16:12 P-46 2./JG 27 SW El Hammam Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
52. 3.9.1942 7:22 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SW El Hammam  
53. 3.9.1942 7:24 2./JG 27 SW El Hammam  
54. 3.9.1942 7:29 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SW El Hammam  
55. 3.9.1942 15:12 2./JG 27 SW Imayid Hurricane of 7 Sqn, SAAF
56. 3.9.1942 15:26 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 S Imayid  
57. 5.9.1942 10:49 2./JG 27 SW Ilmayid  
58. 5.9.1942 10:52 P-46 2./JG 27 SE Ilmayid  
59. 6.9.1942 17:25 Curtiss P-40 2./JG 27 SE El Hammam  

Victories : 59
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves
Units : JG 27

Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/stahlschmidt.html

Asisbiz database list of 61 aerial victories for Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, June 15, 1941 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   11:40 Sollum
Thursday, November 20, 1941 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 Martin 167   12:20 SE Tobruk
Thursday, November 20, 1941 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 Martin 167   12:25 SE Tobruk
Thursday, November 20, 1941 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 Martin 167   12:30 SE Tobruk
Thursday, November 27, 1941 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27   16:20 S El Adem
Sunday, December 14, 1941 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11:20 South of Tmimi
Sunday, January 11, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12:48 NE Agedabia
Thursday, January 22, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12:50 East of Gtafia
Wednesday, February 11, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12:48  
Friday, May 22, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 07:50 SW Tmimi
Friday, May 29, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07:49 North of Fort Acroma
Saturday, June 13, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 4000m 06:52 Tobruk
Sunday, June 14, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   11:08 NNW Gambut
Tuesday, June 16, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15:25 SW Gambut
Friday, June 26, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12:20 SW Marsa Matruh
Friday, June 26, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   12:30 West of Mersa Matruh
Friday, June 26, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   19:06 SSW Marsa Matruh
Friday, June 26, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   12:27 15km SW Marsa Matruh
Saturday, June 27, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   13:05 10km SE Fuka
Thursday, July 02, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   06:25 North of Fuka
Thursday, July 02, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18:23 Burg-el-Arab
Friday, July 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   15:15 E El-Alamein
Friday, July 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   15:09 SE El-Alamein
Saturday, July 04, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   06:30 E El-Alamein
Saturday, July 04, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   06:32 SE El-Alamein
Saturday, July 04, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   08:25 El-Alamein
Saturday, July 04, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   17:05 SW Burg-el-Arab
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 Gladiator   06:02 10km NE El Daba
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   10:35 South of Burg-el-Arab
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   10:40 SE Burg-el-Arab
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   10:32 SE El-Alamein
Friday, July 10, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   13:25 N El-Alamein
Friday, July 10, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:33 West of El-Alamein
Friday, July 10, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   13:35 E El-Alamein
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16:10 SW El-Alamein
Tuesday, July 14, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 1800m 18:29 El-Alamein
Wednesday, July 15, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   - 17km W. El Hammam
Thursday, July 16, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   10:15 SE El-Alamein
Friday, July 17, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   13:25 SW El-Alamein
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:40 SW El-Alamein
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   12:00 S El-Alamein
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:25 West of El-Alamein
Monday, July 27, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 9000m 17:30 SW El-Alamein
Monday, July 27, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   12:26 S El-Hammam
Monday, July 27, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17:42 W. El-Alamein
Saturday, August 01, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 2500m 16:45 West of El-Alamein
Saturday, August 01, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 1500m 16:40 West of El-Alamein
Sunday, August 16, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:25 WSW El-Alamein
Sunday, August 16, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:15 NW El-Hammam
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08:03 South of El-Hammam
Tuesday, September 01, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   17:50 SE EL-Alamein
Tuesday, September 01, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   17:48 SE El-Alamein
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16:12 SW El-Hammam
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   15:26 South of El-Imayid
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   15:12 SW El-Imayid
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07:29 SW El-Hammam
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   07:24 SW El-Hammam
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   07:22 SW El-Hammam
Saturday, September 05, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 Curtiss P-46   10:52 SE El-Imayid
Saturday, September 05, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27   10:49 SW El-Imayid
Sunday, September 06, 1942 Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 2./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17:25 SE El-Hammam

Knights Cross

Gerhard Homuth

On 6 October 1939, Homuth was appointed Adjutant of I./JG27. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./JG27 on 1 February 1940. He gained his first victory on 11 May, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber over Diest-Schaffen. By the end of the French campaign, Homuth had nine victories to his credit. He was add a further six victories during the Battle of Britain. In spring 1941, I./JG27 was relocated to North Africa. Homuth was to be particularly successful in this theatre. Oberleutnant Homuth was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 14 June for 22 victories.

On 9 January 1942, Homuth shot down two RAF P-40 fighters, one near Marsa el Brega and another near Gadd el Ahmar for his 38th and 39th victories. It would appear the first of his two victories this day was the Australian ace, Sgt Ron Simes (5 destroyed, 1 probable and 1 damaged victories) of 3Sqn, RAAF, who was killed in the engagement. He recorded his 40th victory on 9 February, when he shot down a RAF Hurricane near El Adem. Homuth was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG27 on 8 June 1942. He recorded three victories on 27 July (50-52), all RAF Hurricane fighters near El Hammam, and his 60th on 27 October, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Bir Mumim Busak. With the withdrawal of I./JG27 from North Africa, Homuth fell ill. In February 1943, he was assigned to the Luftwaffe delegation based at Sofia in Bulgaria as an instructor training Bulgarian fighter pilots.

Homuth returned to front line duty on 29 July 1943 as Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG54 based on the Eastern front He took off on a combat mission together with his wingman Oblt. Otto Vinzent in the vicinity of Kursk on August 2(other sources 3rd), 1943. About 20 km to the south of Kromy, Flying Fw-190A-6 (W.Nr. 550436) '<<+' Homuth and Vinzent were engaged by a composite formation of Airacobras, P-40s and La-5s. Following a 20-minute dogfight, Oblt. Vinzent lost sight of Homuth, and returned to base alone. Homuth was listed as missing and still is to this day.

Gerhard Homuth was credited with 63 victories in approximately 450 missions. He recorded two victories over the Eastern front.

List of 63 aerial victories for Gerhard Homuth

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
1 11.5.1940 17:30 3./JG27 Diest-Schaffen -
2 12.5.1940 6:20 3./JG27 Luttich -
3 19.5.1940 16:30 3./JG27 N Albert Hurricane (N2598) of 145 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O KR Lucas, killed
4 25.5.1940 12:30 3./JG27 W Calais -
5 2.6.1940 9:20 3./JG27 5km SW Dunkirk -
6 2.6.1940 9:25 3./JG27 SW Dunkirk -
7 5.6.1940 18:15 Morane 3./JG27 Beauvais -
8 5.6.1940 18:20 Morane 3./JG27 3km SE Froissy -
9 13.6.1940 20:15 Bloch 131 3./JG27 Lechelle -
10 20.7.1940 14:25 3./JG27 W Swanage -
11 20.7.1940 14:28 3./JG27 W Swanage -
12 12.8.1940 12:50 3./JG27 Bembridge -
13 3.9.1940 11:35 3./JG27 Burnham -
14 11.9.1940 18:10 3./JG27 5km SW Selsey Bill -
15 30.9.1940 18:10 3./JG27 S Eastbourne -
16 1.5.1941 9:15 3./JG27 20km S Tobruk Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
17 1.5.1941 9:20 3./JG27 Tobruk Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
18 5.5.1941 8:32 Martin 167 3./JG27 10km ESE Acroma Maryland of 39 Sqn, RAF
19 8.5.1941 10:10 3./JG27 100km ENE Tobruk Maryland of 39 Sqn, RAF
20 15.5.1941 12:15 3./JG27 Sollum Hurricane (V7829) of 274 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt FH Dean
21 21.5.1941 7:57 3./JG27 SE Capuzzo Blenheim IV of 14 Sqn, RAF
22 21.5.1941 7:58 3./JG27 SE Capuzzo Blenheim IV of 14 Sqn, RAF
23 30.8.1941 17:30 3./JG27 Sollum -
24 14.9.1941 17:45 Martin 167 3./JG27 S El Sofafi Maryland of 24 Sqn, SAAF
25 14.9.1941 17:48 3./JG27 S El Sofafi Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF
26 24.9.1941 14:40 P-40 3./JG27 Sidi Omar Tomahawk of 112 Sqn, RAF
27 24.9.1941 16:47 3./JG27 Buq Buq Hurricane of 1 Sqn, SAAF or RNFU
28 27.9.1941 10:10 3./JG27 5km SE Ras Azaz Tomahawk of 112 Sqn, RAF
29 5.12.1941 15:35 3./JG27 - Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
30 9.12.1941 14:15 P-40 3./JG27 S Gambut Tomahawk IIb of 3 Sqn, RAAF
31 13.12.1941 16:15 P-40 3./JG27 SW Tmimi Tomahawk of 1 Sqn, SAAF
32 23.12.1941 14:00 3./JG27 SE Arco Philaenorum Beaufighter of 272 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Baker
33 23.12.1941 14:00 3./JG27 SE Arco Philaenorum Beaufighter of 272 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Lee
34 3.1.1942 8:20 P-40 3./JG27 NE Agedabia Hurricane of 208 Sqn, RAF flown by 2/Lt JS Iddeson
35 7.1.1942 12:15 P-40 3./JG27 NE Agedabia Tomahawk of 2 or 4 Sqn, SAAF
36 7.1.1942 12:20 P-40 3./JG27 30km NE Agedabia Tomahawk of 2 or 4 Sqn, SAAF
37 9.1.1942 14:15 P-40 3./JG27 Marsa el Brega Kittyhawk I (AK610) of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by Sgt RH Simes (5/1/1 victories), killed
38 9.1.1942 14:20 P-40 3./JG27 10km N Gadd el Ahmar Kittyhawk I (AK581) of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by G Chinchen
39 8.2.1942 14:32 P-40 3./JG27 E Bomba Bucht Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF
40 9.2.1942 10:51 3./JG27 S El Adem Hurricane of 73 Sqn, RAF
41 21.2.1942 12:11 P-40 3./JG27 20km SE Ain el Gazala Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF
42 27.2.1942 12:10 P-40 3./JG27 NE Fort Acroma Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt EJ Gray, killed
43 2.3.1942 10:51 P-40 3./JG27 W Tobruk Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
44 2.3.1942 10:52 P-40 3./JG27 SE Fort Acroma Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
45 2.4.1942 18:07 P-40 3./JG27 30km N Fort Acroma Hurricane of 80 Sqn, RAF
46 6.4.1942 9:10 3./JG27 NW Tmimi Hurricane of 40 Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Egner, baled out
47 7.4.1942 8:37 P-46 3./JG27 SW Ain el Gazala Tomahawk of 260 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Alexander, killed
48 23.5.1942 11:18 Boston 3./JG27 N Acroma Baltimore of 223 Sqn, RAF
49 25.7.1942 17:45 Stab I./JG27 W El Daba -
50 27.7.1942 12:25 Stab I./JG27 SE El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213 Sqn, RAF
51 27.7.1942 12:27 Stab I./JG27 SE El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213 Sqn, RAF
52 27.7.1942 12:28 Stab I./JG27 5km S El Hammam Hurricane of 33 or 213 Sqn, RAF
53 7.8.1942 9:35 Stab I./JG27 NNW El Alamein Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
54 7.8.1942 9:37 P-40 Stab I./JG27 Near Ras Gibeira Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
55 18.8.1942 9:38 P-40 Stab I./JG27 W El Alamein Kittyhawk of 260 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Maclean
56 29.8.1942 8:45 P-40 Stab I./JG27 15km SE Abu Dweis Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF
57 2.9.1942 16:10 P-46 Stab I./JG27 SW El Hammam Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF
58 7.9.1942 17:42 P-40 Stab I./JG27 SE El Alamein -
59 15.9.1942 16:54 P-40 Stab I./JG27 SW El Alamein -
60 27.10.1942 15:15 Stab I./JG27 Bir Mumim Busak -
61 2.11.1942 12:06 P-46 Stab I./JG27 SE Mumin Busak Hurricane of 33 or 238 Sqn, RAF
62 VIII.43 - E/a Stab I./JG54 - -
63 2.8.1943 - Airacobra Stab I./JG54 S Kromy -

Victories : 63
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (9 April 1942)
Ritterkreuz (14 June 1941)
Units : LG 2, JG27, JG54

Website Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/homuth.htm

Asisbiz Database of 63 aerial victories for Gerhard Homuth

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   17.30 Diest-Schaffen
12-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   06.20 Luttich
19-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   16.30 North of Albert
25-May-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   12.30 West of Calais
02-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 4500m 09.20 SW Dunkirk
02-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   09.20 5km SW Dunkirk
02-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   09.25 Western Front
05-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27 Morane 406   18.15 Beauvais
05-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Morane 406 500m 18.20 3km SE Froissy
05-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27 Morane   18.20 5km SE Froissy
13-Jun-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Bloch 131   20.15 Lechelle
20-Jul-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   14.25 West of Swanage
20-Jul-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   14.28 West of Swanage
12-Aug-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   12.50 Bembridge
03-Sep-40 Gerhard Homuth 2./JG27   11.35 Burnham-on-Sea
11-Sep-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 6000m 18.10 5km sudw Selsey Bill
30-Sep-40 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   18.10 South of Eastbourne
01-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Hurricane I   09.15 20km S Tobruk
01-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Hurricane I   09.20 Flugplatz Tobruk
05-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Martin 167 3000m 08.32 10km ESE Acroma
08-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim IV 2000m 10.10 100km ENE Tobruk
15-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Hurricane I   12.15 Sollum
21-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim IV   07.57 SE Fort Capuzzo
21-May-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim IV   07.58 SE Fort Capuzzo
30-Aug-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Blenheim I   17.30 Sollum
14-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Hurricane I   17.48 South of El Sofafi
14-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Martin 167   17.45 South of El Sofafi
24-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.40 Sidi Omar
24-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Hurricane I   16.47 Buq Buq
27-Sep-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Hurricane I   10.10 5km SE Ras Azaz
05-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   15.35 North Africa
09-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.15 S Gambut
13-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   16.15 SW Tmimi
23-Dec-41 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   14.00 SE Arco Philaenorum
03-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   08.20 NE Agedabia
07-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.15 NE Agedabia
07-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.20 30km NE Agedabia
09-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 14.15 Marsa-el-Brega
09-Jan-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 14.20 10km N Gadd-el- Ahmar
08-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   14.32 E Bomba-Bucht
09-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   10.51 S El Adem
21-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.11 20km SE Ain-el-Gazala
27-Feb-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   12.10 NE Fort Acroma
02-Mar-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.51 West of Tobruk
02-Mar-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   10.52 SE Fort Acroma
02-Apr-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   18.07 30km N Fort Acroma
06-Apr-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27   09.10 NW Tmimi
07-Apr-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 Curtiss P-46   08.37 SW Ain-el-Gazala
23-May-42 Gerhard Homuth 3./JG27 A-20 Boston III   11.18 North of Fort Acroma
25-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   17.45 West of El Daba
27-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   12.25 SE El-Hammam
27-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   12.27 SE El-Hammam
27-Jul-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 500m 12.28 5km S El-Hammam
07-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   09.35 NNW El-Alamein
07-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.37 North of El-Hammam
18-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   09.38 West of El-Alamein
29-Aug-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Kittyhawk 2000m 08.45 15km SE Abu Dweis
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Curtiss P-46   16.10 SW El-Hammam
07-Sep-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Warhawk   17.42 SE El-Alamein
15-Sep-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 P-40 Kittyhawk   16.54 SW El-Alamein
27-Oct-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27   15.15 Bir Mumin Busak
02-Nov-42 Gerhard Homuth Stab I./JG27 Curtiss P-46   12.06 SE Mumin Busak

 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/