JG3 in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 6./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop 6./JG3 (Y3+-) Franz Schwaiger Libya 1942 Feb 1942

Profile 00: ME109F-4Z Trop 'Yellow 3', flown by Unteroffizier Franz Schwaiger, 6.JG3, February 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop 6./JG3 (Y3+-) Franz Schwaiger Libya 1942 Feb 1942 Apr 00

Profile 00: ME109F-4Z Trop 'Yellow 3', flown by Unteroffizier Franz Schwaiger, 6.JG3, April 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop 6./JG3 (Yellow 12+-) Josef Fritz WNr 10019 Gambut Libya Nov 1942

Profile 00:Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop JG3.6 (Y12+-) Sicily 1942

 
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Luftwaffe Badge

Josef Fritz

Units:6/JG-3 (Africa)

Awards:Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-4/Trop WNr 10019 'Yellow 12+-' (lost 4/13/42)

Remarks:MIA: Failed to return after being shot down 13 April, 1942 during aerial combat at El Adem with a P-40 of SAAF No. 4 Sq., piloted by Capt Harrison.

Knights Cross

Franz Schwaiger

Units:6./JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 2./JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), Stafkpt 1./JG-3

Awards:RK(10/29/42), DK-G(11/16/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(9/16/43), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-4Z/Trop 'Yellow 3' w/ Staffel, Bf 109G-6 (force land 8/17/43), Bf 109G-/U4 WNr 20249 (WIA 9/16/43), Bf 109G-5 WNr 110186 'White 5' (lost 4/24/44) w/ JG-3

Remarks:12 victories in the West. 2 bombers. KIA 24 April, 1944. After destroying an American bomber, and lacking fuel, Schwaiger was killed making an emergency landing in 'White 5' in an open field at Pessenburgheim, near Rain and Lech. An American pilot witnessed this, and killed Schwaiger by strafing after he left the aircraft. He is buried at Ochsenhausen. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 3 km NNW of Izyum on 27 May, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 July, 1942. Two Il-2's on 26 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1942. His 21st, a MiG-1 on 4 August, 1942. Two Yak-1's on 9 August, 1942. Three Il-2's on 17 August, 1942. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 20 August, 1942. Two Il-2's and a MiG-3 on 29 September, 1942. His 47th, a Yak-1 on 7 October, 1942. His 48th, a LaGG-3 on 8 October, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 67 victories. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 12 aerial victories for Franz Schwaiger

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, September 29, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 200m 10:05 49 251
Tuesday, September 29, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 50m 10:08 49 222
Tuesday, September 29, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 MiG-1 500m 15:50 59 162
Wednesday, September 30, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 14:45 40 753
Sunday, October 04, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 La-5 300m 16:07 49 623
Monday, October 05, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 MiGG-1 100m 07:12 40 424
Tuesday, October 06, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 MiG-1 1800m 14:14 40 432
Tuesday, October 06, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 400m 14:02 40 442
Thursday, October 08, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 5000m 08:40 50 672
Friday, October 09, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 2500m 14:38 49 131
Friday, October 09, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 14:43 49 124
Thursday, October 15, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 Yak-1   08:58  
Thursday, October 15, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 R-5 50m 07:58 59 314
Thursday, October 29, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 14:15 59 324
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 800m 13:20 50 171
Monday, November 02, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 R-5 100m 06:58 49 434
Monday, November 02, 1942 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 LaGG-3 50m 06:20 49 431
Thursday, August 12, 1943 Franz Schwaiger 3./JG3 B-17 Fortress e.V.   09:30  

 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/