Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Stab II./JG3

Bf 109F-4 Stab II./JG3 ((+- Gordon Gollob Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F Stab II./JG3 (2+~ Gordon Gollob WNr 10253 Russia Aug 1941 01

Photo 01: The rudder of Hptm. Gordon Gollob's Messerschmitt Bf-109 after his 33rd victory on 21 August 1941. At that time, Gollob was the Kommandeur of II./JG3.

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Profile 00: The rudder of Major Gordon M. Gollob's Messerschmitt Bf 109F, June 1942.

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Photo 01: Major Gollob surveying a battle-damaged Messerschmitt Bf 109F in Russia, August 1942.

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Photo 01: Major Gollob and his Messerschmitt Bf 109F at Oktyabrskoye in the Crimea after his 107th victory on 21 June 1942. Interestingly, although someone found the time to paint the mdder design in some detail, the factory or delivery codes on the fuselage have still not been removed or overpainted.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F II./JG3 (2+~ Gordon Gollob WNr 10253 Russia Aug 1941 01

Photo 01: The rudder of Hptm. Gordon Gollob's Messerschmitt Bf-109 after his 33rd victory on 21 August 1941. At that time, Gollob was the Kommandeur of II./JG3.

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Profile 00: The rudder of Major Gordon M. Gollob's Messerschmitt Bf 109F, June 1942.

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Photo 01: Major Gollob surveying a battle-damaged Messerschmitt Bf 109F in Russia, August 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F II./JG3 (2+~ Gordon Gollob WNr 10253 Russia June 1942 01

Photo 01: Major Gollob and his Messerschmitt Bf 109F at Oktyabrskoye in the Crimea after his 107th victory on 21 June 1942. Interestingly, although someone found the time to paint the mdder design in some detail, the factory or delivery codes on the fuselage have still not been removed or overpainted.

Pilots II./JG3 Gordon Gollob Russia October 1942 01

Photo 01: Major Gordon Gollob wearing the Oak Leaves, awarded on 26 October 1941.

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Photo 02: Major Gollob examining the papers of a Russian PoW in the Summer of 1942. Second from left in this photograph, showing the Russian being interrogated, is Eichenlaubtrager Lt. Adolf Dickfeld of llI./JG52.

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Photo 01: Major Gordon Gollob, Kommandeur of JG77, photographed during the advance towards Stalingrad.

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Photo 01: Major Gollob wearing Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.

Pilots JG77 Gordon Gollob

Messerschmitt Bf 109F Stab III./JG3 (o+ Lutzow Russia July 1941 00

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 Stab III./JG3 (o+ Heinrich von Einsiedel Gortschetnoje, Petsamo Finland July 1942 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 flown by Lt. Heinrich von Einsiedel, Technical Officer of 111./JG3, July 1942 This aircraft carried appropriate Stab markings together with five white victory bars painted on the rudder, the first two topped with RAF roundels, the remainder with red stars. Believed to have been camouflaged in the RLM colours 74/75/76, there was a hard demarcation line running along the top of the fuselage but the fuselage mottles were softly applied. The winged letter 'U' badge of JG3 and the black battleaxe of III./Gruppe probably also appeared on the starboard side of the fuselage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3./JG3 (o+ Heinrich von Einsiedel Petsamo Finland July 1942 01-02

THIS PAGE: This Bf 109F-2 was flown by Lt. Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel of III./JG3, and was photographed in]uly 1942, at which time he was the Gruppe Technical Officer, On 25 August, this pilot was awarded the German Cross in Gold following a five week period in which he accounted for 23 victories, bringing his total to 33, Five days later he was shot down and taken prisoner.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 Stab I./JG3 ((I+ flown by Hptm. Hans von Hahn, Kommandeur of I./JG3 WNr 5458 Russia Jul 1941

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2, W.Nr. 5458, flown by Hptm. Hans von Hahn, Kommandeur of 1./JG3, July 1941 The Stab markings on this aircraft are unusual but, as explained in the captions opposite, by no means unique, unlike the fuselage camouflage which consisted of remarkably concentric rings, either in 74 or, more likely 70, over Light Blue 76, which must have presented a challenge to apply neatly. The Green 25 Tatzelwurm of Stab 1./JG3 appears on the engine cowling and a further example of neat paintwork may be seen in the green and white circles on the spinner tip. The cowling and rudder have been oversprayed to tone down the bright yellow identification colors and the victory bars represent 24 aerial victories plus three aircraft destroyed on the ground and three balloons. Note also the area of dark, heat-resistant paint applied over the wing root to protect the fuselage from exhaust staining.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F Stab I./JG3 ((I+ Hahn WNr 5458 Russia Jul 1941 01-04

Photo's 01-04: Various views of the Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 flown by Hptm. Hans von Hahn, the Kommandeur of I./JG3.These photographs are believed to have been taken in July 1941 when Hahn was credited with 24 aircraft destroyed in the air, three destroyed on the ground and three balloons. Hahn remained Kommandeur of I./JG3 until March 1942 when, with a total of at least 34 aerial victories and a short spell with JG5, he stopped operational flying and took up various staff positions and appointments in training units.

Pilots Stab I./JG3 Hans von Hahn 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/Trop Stab II./JG3 ((+- Karl-Heinz Krahl WNr 8665 Italy 1942

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 JG3 (((+ Gunther Lutzow Kommodore of JG3 Russia 1941

Profile 00-A: Messerschmitt Bf 109F.2 flown by Major Gunther Lutzow, Kommodore of JG3, Summer 1941 Standard 74/75/76 camouflage appears on this aircraft with the fuselage mottled in 02, over which are further mottles of 74 and 75 slightly darkened with Green 70. Yellow theatre markings are carried, and the Stab marking, a triple chevron, is that of the Geschwaderkommodore.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG3 (((+ Gunther Lutzow Russia 1941 01-02

Photo 01: Two views of the Bf 109F flown in Russia by Major Gunther Lutzow, the Kommodore of JG3. In the photograph (01) the aircraft is undergoing armament harmonisation while in the photograph (02) Lutzow's machine is seen behind 'Spatz'.

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Photo 01: At the start of 'Barbarossa', Major Gunther Lutzow, since 21 August 1940 the Kommodore of JG3, had already been credited with 18 victories and had been awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 September 1940. On 20 July 1941, Lutzow received the Oak Leaves in recognition of his 40th victory but, on the same day, he had already increased his score by claiming his 41st and 42nd victories. Here, Lutzow is seen (left) with his Adjutant, Oblt. Rudolf von Mentzingen, who had claimed his second victory on 1 August but who was later killed near Novaya Greblya, approximately 50 km NW of Kiev, on 10 August.

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Photo 01: The Stab markings on Hahn's aircraft were also applied in an identical manner to that flown by Gunther Lutzow of JG3

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Profile 00: The Stab markings on Hahn's aircraft were also applied in an identical manner to that flown by Gunther von Lutzow of JG3

Messerschmitt Me 109 F-4 flown by Major Gunther Lutzow whilst Technical Officer of III./JG3 Eastern Front summer 1941.

Pilots JG3 Gunther Lutzow signed 01-02

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Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG3 (White 111+) Helmut 'Pitt' Mertens Stalingrad Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 Stab I./JG3 'Chevron Circle' (o+ Werk Nr 6601 Detlev Rohwer Byelaya-Zerkov Soviet Union August 1941

Profile 00:This aircraft has the standard WNF camoflage along the spine but it has been oversprayed with meandering lines of a very dark color like RLM70. Judging from the tailplane and comparisons with the contemporary aircraft flown by Hans von Hahn the wings of this aircraft were propably repainted in RLM70 and RLM 02.
Rohwers personal emblem was a shield with the knight Götz von Berlichinen dropping his pants which luckily is partially obscured by the wingtip! :)

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 IL-2 Sturmovik 'Cliff's of Dover' - COD game skins
IL2 game skin by CF Bf 109F2 I./JG3 (o+ Detlev Rohwer Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by CF Bf 109F2 Stab I./JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by CF Bf 109F2 Stab III./JG3 (o+ Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Gortschetnoje July 1942
IL2 game skin by CF Bf 109F4 Stab I./JG3 ((+ Georg Michalek Zurichtal Russia May 1942
IL2 game skin by CF Bf 109F4 Stab II./JG3 ((+ Gordon Gollob Russia 1942
This aircraft was flown by Gordon Gollob, II./JG3 Russia, 1942 Email CptFarrels:cptfarrel@cptfarrels.comWebsite: http://www.cptfarrels.com/
IL2 game skin by CH Bf 109F4 Stab III./JG53 (o+ Gunther Lutzow Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by CH Bf 109F4Trop Stab II./JG3 ((+ Karl Heinz Krahl Italy 1942
IL2 game skin by CN Bf 109F2 Stab I./JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by CN Bf 109F2 Stab III./JG3 (o+ Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Russia 1942
IL2 game skin by CN Bf 109F2 Stab JG3 (((+ Gunther Lutzow Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by ES Bf 109F2 Stab JG3 (((+ Gunther Lutzow Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by FB Bf 109F2 Stab JG3 (((+ Gunther Lutzow Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by GF Bf 109F4Trop Stab II./JG3 ((+ Karl Heinz Krahl Italy 1942
IL2 game skin by HS Bf 109F4Trop Stab II./JG3 ((+ Karl Heinz Krahl Italy 1942
IL2 game skin by IM Bf 109F2 Stab I./JG3 ((I+ Hans von Hahn Russia 1941
IL2 game skin by MV Bf 109F2 Stab III./JG3 (o+ Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Finland 1942
IL2 game skin by SN Bf 109F JG3 (W111+) Helmut Mertens Stalingrad 1942

 

Knights Cross

Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel

Units: 6./JG-2 (11/41), Adj III./JG-3 (5/42)

Awards: DK-G(8/25/42), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F in Staffel, Bf 109G in III Grp

Remarks: POW 30 August, 1942. He was the Great-Grandson of the former German Chancellor, Otto von Bismark. While a Soviet POW, he founded a Communist Federation of POW's and German Communists in Soviet exile. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 3 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 July, 1942. Two Il-2's at Voronezh on 9 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 16 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 24 July, 1942. A MiG-1 NE of Kalatsch on 27 July, 1942. A MiG-1 at Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. A quad on 6 August, 1942; two Pe-2's N of Aksaj, an R-5 same location, and another Pe-2 SW of Stalingrad. Two MiG-3's E of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3's in the Stalingrad area on 12 August, 1942. A MiG-1 at Stalingrad on 16 August, 1942. An I-180 N of Stalingrad on 23 August, 1942. Deceased September, 2007.

Asisbiz list of 35 aerial victories for Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
12-Feb-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab II./JG2 Swordfish Low Level 13.50 2258/05 Ost
12-Feb-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab II./JG2 Swordfish   13.47 Sea 10km N Gravelines
29-Jun-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3   18.50  
03-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 I-16 Rata   18.44  
04-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   18.00  
09-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3   19.27  
09-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 Low Level 19.25 Voronezh
16-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3   15.25  
22-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 I-16 Rata   09.25  
24-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1   11.40  
27-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1 2500m 17.40 NE Kalatsch
28-Jul-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1 2800m 11.20 Kalatsch
06-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 Pe-2 1000m 06.00 49 521
06-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 R-5 Low Level 06.20 Naksaj
06-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 Pe-2 1800m 10.53 N Aksaj
06-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 Pe-2 Low Level 10.58 SW Stalingrad
07-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 Pe-2 2800m 17.41 SW Stalingrad
08-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   09.48 Donskaja Zarza
09-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-3 1000m 06.10 O Kalatsch
09-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-3 300m 11.00 O Kalatsch
12-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 04.45 Stalingrad
12-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 04.52 West of Stalingrad
13-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   17.10 49 173
16-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1 3200m 04.32 Stalingrad
16-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1 Low Level 04.35 Stalingrad
17-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   04.45 Rachlinka
19-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1   05.20 S Rachlinka
20-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   16.21 SE Dubowyj Owrag
20-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   16.23 Dubowyj Owrag
20-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   16.25 SE Stalingrad
20-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 P-2   16.27 SE Stalingrad
20-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-3   05.30 49 35
21-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3   18.00 Osero ssarpa
23-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 I-180   12.40 N Stalingrad
24-Aug-42 Heinrich Graf von Einsiedel Stab III./JG3 MiG-1   13.55 N Flgpl Leninsk

Knights Cross

Gordon M. Gollob

During the Second World War, only nine jagdwaffe pilots were awarded the Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub, Schwerten und Brillanten, (1) one of Germany's most prestigious decorations: Generalleutnant Adolf Galland, Oberst Gordon M. Gollob, Oberst Hermann Gr.u, Hauptmann Erich Hartmann, Oberst Helmut Lent, Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Marseille, Oberst Werner Molders, Major Walter Nowotny and Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Yet in spite of an exceptional career, Oberst Gordon M. Gollob was not as well publicised by German propaganda and today remains far less well-known than many of his contemporaries.

Gordon Gollob was born on 16 June 1912, a time when the Austro-Hungarian empire was still intact. Both his parents came from Graz, his mother, nee Reininghau-Karajan, being related to the famous Karajan family of musicians. Travelling to various cities to paint and sell their work, they were staying in Vienna when their son was born and, to the surprise of many, the Gollobs gave him the names Gordon Mac in honour of a Scottish friend.

Gordon's father, Heinrich Gollob, did not live for long after the birth of his son and died in 1917. Gordon grew up in Graz and soon showed a talent for music, but although he could play the violin well, his dream was to fly and, in 1930, when he was still only 14 years of age, he statted to build his own glider. He soon became an expert at sports gliding at Graz and, although he quickly progressed to become an instructor, Gordon wanted to improve his experience. As a result of the Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye,Austria was then an independent state with a small army and, in 1933, Gollob enlisted and joined an artillery unit of the 6sterreichische Bundesheer. Soon afterwards, he transferred to the flying branch of the Army and it was probably at that time that he abbreviated his middle name to the initial letter only and became simply Gordon M. Gollob. While the name 'Mac' was tolerated in the artistic circles of Vienna, it was perhaps less easily accepted by his army comrades.

Gordon M. Gollob began flying powered aircraft in 1934 and spent three years at the Wiener-Neustadt Th(!resianische Militiirakademie where he soon gained an excellent reputation as an officer and pilot and where he was awarded his A-2 flying certificate. On 1 October 1936 he became the leader of the Austrian Fighter Training Unit where he was responsible for all fighter training. In the 'Anschluss of March 1938, Austria was annexed to Germany and became part of the Third Reich; the Austrian Air Force was taken over by the German Air Force and on 1 July 1938, Gordon Gollob became an Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe. When his training as a fighter pilot ended, he was posted in March 1939 to 3,/Zerstorergeschwader 76 equipped with the Bf-110 heavy fighter, or 'destroyer'.

Six months later, when his unit was hasedat Ohlau, Gollob took part in the invasion of Poland. Most of his missions were ground strafing operations, during which he destroyed several aircraft on the ground, but on 5 September 1939 he intercepted and shot down a Polish PZL-24 fighter the first of his numerous aerial victories. With the conclusion of the campaign, I./ZG76 was recalled to the Reich where its main task was to protect the German Bight. On 18 December, Gollob and his comrades took part to the famous 'Battle of the German Bight' during which a number of RAF Wellington bombers were destroyed. On that day Oblt. Gollob, took off from Jever leading a Schwarm from 3,/ZG76 reinforced with Bf109Es from 6./JG77. This mixed formation claimed six victories, but only three were confirmed, one claimed by Gollob remaining unconfirmed.

On 8 April 1940, after a quiet Winter, Gollob took over the 3,/ZG76 at that time based in Westerland. The next day 'Operation Weserubung was launched and eight Bf-110s 3./ZG76 were ordered to attack the Norwegian airfield of Stavanger/Sola. However, due to poor weather, the Staffel was forced to break off its mission and two of the unit's Bf110s failed to return. After the country was captured, I./ZG76 transferred to Norway and was still there on 10 May when the pilots heard about the start of the Westfeldzug. On 13 June, aircraft from the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal carried out a gallant but futile bombing attack on the battle-cruiser Scharnhorst. Only one bomb hit the ship causing little damage, but of the 14 Fleet Air Arm aircraft involved in the mission, eight failed to return. One of these a Blackburn Skua, was shot down near Trondheim by Oblt. Gollob.

While on patrol off the Norwegian coast on 9 July, Gollob intercepted and shot down a four-engined Short Sunderland flying boat (2) and later took part in the disastrous raid on 15 August when Luftflotte 5 launched 134 aircraft from different airfields in Norway and Denmark to attack targets in north-east England. A total of 23 German aircraft was lost, including six Bf110s from ZG76. Nevertheless, Gollob was credited with shooting down a Spitfire but, with a seriously wounded gunner aboard, his aircraft was one of three which were badly damaged and Gollob barely succeeded in reaching the Norwegian coast.

At the beginning of September 1940, I./ZG76 left Norway and transferred to Deelen where the unit was renamed II./NJG1 and its personnel were to be retrained as night-fighters. Simultaneously, however Oblt. Gollob requested a transfer and was soon posted to Stab II./JG3 based in France.

On 12 October 1940, Gollob took command of 4,fJG3 and saw action during the last missions of the year against England. Previously, he had proposed several modifications to the Bf 110, and again his constant interest in technical improvements resulted in several suggestions regarding the Bf-109. For example, at that time, the Luftwaffe was flying missions to England at high altitude and several instances were reported of armament stoppages. Oblt. Gollob decided to help find a solution to this problem, and after climbing to approximately 10,000 metres in his Bf-109, flew for several minutes at this altitude before diving vertically back to his airfield in order that technicians waiting on the ground could examine the guns without delay. This trial revealed that the stoppages were due to the oil in the guns crystallizing due to the cold at altitude.

Before leaving France, Gollob claimed his sixth victory, a Spitfire, on 7 May 1941, after which the unit moved eastwards to take part in 'Barbarossa'. It immediately became clear that Gollob would be very successful in this new theatre of operations and on 22 June he destroyed an 1-16 followed by two DB-3s on the 25th. But for Luftwaffe fighter pilots, conditions on the Eastern Front were far from easy and on 26 June, the Kommandeur of II./JG3, Hptm. Lothar Keller, was killed. The next day, Gollob was appointed his successor and almost simultaneously promoted to Hauptmann. On 2 July, the new Kommandeur was credited with three Luftsiege. A series of further victories followed, many of them being multiple kills achieved on the same day or during the same mission and, by the end of the month, he had been awarded the Ehrenpokal. (3)
 
On 21 August 1941 Gollob claimed five victories and, ten days later, shot down a TB-3 heavy bomber as his 36th victory. On 18 September Hptm. Gollob claimed his 42nd victory and for this and in recognition of his remarkable abilities as Kommandeur, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz. Still his list of victories increased and, as further evidence of his abilities, he was credited with nine victories achieved within seven and a half hours on 18 October, bringing his total to 70. On 24 October, Gollob shot down a Polikarpov fighter as his 85th victory, but two days later his Gruppe was ordered back to Germany to rest and refit. While there, Gollob was called to Hitler's Headquarters where the Fuhrer personally presented him with the Eichenlaub.

At almost the same time, however, Gollob learned that he had to hand over his Gruppe to Hptm. Karl-Heinz Krahl, formerly of JG2, and take up a new position at the Luftwaffe's Test Centre at Rechlin. Although probably an unwelcome transfer, at Rechlin, Gollob's attention to technical matters was appreciated and he is known, for example, to have written a detailed study in which he compared all the known advantages and disadvantages between the Bf109F-4 and FW190A-2. In spite of the qualities he showed at Rechlin, he wished to return to the front and succeeded in being transferred to Stab/JG54 where he was to learn the duties and responsibilities of a Kommodore. While with JG54, Gollob claimed three more Abschusse until, on 16 May 1942, he was appointed Kommodore of JG77 as successor to the well-known Gotthard Handrick.

Over the Crimea, Major Gordon M. Gollob was heavily involved in the fighting over Sevastopol and quickly gained the respect of his pilots. On 16 May he claimed three LaGG-3s and the next day shot down three R-5s and a LaGG-3. On the 20th, Gollob shot down a DB-3 as his 100th victory and, on 23 June, received the Schwerte although he was not the only great ace of his unit; on the 19th, the Konunandeur of I. Gruppe, Hptm. Heinz Bar, had already reached 103 victories after shooting down four I-16s in a single combat.

At the end of June, JG77 was dispersed when I./JG77 was sent to Sicily to operate against Malta and, at the same time, II.I.JG77 was sent to the Voronezh sector in Central Russia. Gollob therefore remained only in direct command of his III. Gruppe but events at the front were occurring quickly. On 22 July; Major Herbert lhlefeld, Kommodore of JG52, was seriously wounded while taking off from Taganrog in a Fi-156 and Gollob was therefore required to take temporary command of JG52 while at the same time remaining Kommodore of JG77.

In August 1942 Major Gollob claimed 40 more victories, further evidence - if any was needed - that he was not merely content with an administrative position but also wanted to continue playing his part in the fighting. Thus, on 29 August he claimed his I 50th victory; becoming the first pilot to reach such a figure. This, however, was to be his last, for the next day, as the third member of the Wehrmacht after Molders and Galland, he was awarded the Brillanten and, at the same time, was ordered to fly no more operational missions. On 30 September 1942, the Austrian officer was removed from the front, a departure which coincided with the removal of the rest ofJG77, this unit progressively transferring to the Mediterranean in order to replace JG27.

On 1 October 1942, Gordon M. Gollob was ordered to the Stab of Jagdfliegeifuhrer 3 where he became la, or Intelligence Officer, responsible for co-ordinating the fighter units on the Channel. He remained in this position until May 1944 when he joined the Staff of the General del' Jagdflieger. At that time, he became the father of a young son.

For Gollob, this was the beginning of a difficult period, due not only to the general situation of the war but, more particularly, to the fact that his relationship with Galland was not the best, perhaps due to Gollob's character which rarely allowed him to make concessions. Apparently, it was Gollob who was one of the first members of the Staff of the General del' Jagdflieger to recognise the potential of the Me 262 and pushed for its maximum development, especially in its use solely as a fighter. He also played an important role in the development of the Me 163 Kraftei, the Me 263 and the He 162, being one of the few senior officers who had personally test-flown these advanced but highly dangerous aircraft.

The tensions between Gollob and his immediate superior, together with the deterioration of the general situation, eventually led to Oberst Gollob being posted back to Rechlin. His final influence on events at the front in 1944 were connected with his work as co-ordinator of the Jagdgeschwader engaged in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and the famous Operation 'Bodenplatte', launched on 1 January 1945.

On 31 January 1945, following General Galland's fall from grace and dismissal, Gollob was appointed his successor as General del' Jagdflieger. Although his rank was never higher than Oberst, Gollob would have held this position until the end of the war had he not had to undergo surgery on his throat. Thus, at the time of the final surrender on 8 May 1945, Gollob was in a Luftwaffe military hospital in Kitzbuhel, in his native Austria. Apart from replacing his uniform with civilian clothes, the former Oberst did nothing to avoid capture but lived quietly in Kitzbiihel which, at that time was in the French zone. Eventually, however, in view of his important position, the Allies made serious efforts to trace him and he was eventually captured by the US Army and detained for over a year, during which time he was frequently interrogated by senior Allied officials who wanted information on the Luftwaffe's tactics, equipment and advanced aeronautical projects.

Eventually freed, Gollob had to begin a new life in a civilian occupation, a difficult challenge for a man who had known only a military career. However, thanks to his personal abilities, he secured a position in a factory as an engineer and settled down to family life, eventually with three children. In 1947, he wrote several works on aviation and his experiences in the Luftwaffe, and was always proud of the fact that not only was JG77 the most successful unit with minimal losses, but that in all his missions, he 'never lost a single wingman and they nearly all later became great aces themselves with high awards.'

Gordon M. Gollob passed away on 7 September 1987 at the age of 75. In view of his achievements and prestigious career, it might be thought strange that this man has been neglected in the specialised post-war literature dealing with Second World War aviation but, as someone close to him explained to the author of this short biography, he was:
'... a professional soldier in the traditional sense and a highly disciplined and strict man. He was very intelligent, and was excellent in whatever he did, but his attempts at near perfection led him to avoid fame and anything, such as womanizing, gambling or an excess of alcohol, etc, which might have brought him problems. His constant search for excellence led him into a detailed study of the use of air power as well as the purely technical aspects of aircraft.'

1. Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
2. Serial number N6133, aircraft code 'Y', of 201 Squadron.
3. The Ehrenpokal fur besondet'e Leistung im Luftkrieg, literally the Goblet of Honour for Distinguished
Achievements in the Air War, was awarded to pilots and aircrew who had been awarded the EK I but whose actions did not merit the German Cross in Gold or the Knight's Cross.

Other Sources

Gordon Gollob was born on 16 June 1912 at Wien in Austria. He joined the Austrian Bundesheer in 1933 as an officer cadet. In 1934 he completed his flying training. By 1936 he was an instructor and commanded the Schulstaffel A. With the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Gollob joined the Luftwaffe with the rank of Oberleutnant. On 15 March 1939, Gollob joined ZG76 flying Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters. He was assigned to 3./ZG 76. He gained his initial victories over Poland and, later, during the Battle of the Heligoland Bight. Gollob was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./ZG76 on 8 April 1940. He was successful during the invasion of Norway gaining two victories, including a RAF Sunderland four-engined flying boat. He gained a further victory, a RAF Spitfire fighter, during the Battle of Britain.

After undergoing night-fighter training and spending a short spell at the Erprobungsstelle Rechlin, Gollob was transferred to II./JG3 based on the Channel front on 7 September 1940. On 9 October, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG3. He led the unit during the invasion of Russia. On 27 June 1941, Hauptmann Gollob was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG3. He claimed 18 victories in August. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 42 victories on 18 September. He achieved 37 victories in October, including nine Russian aircraft shot down covering operations over the Perekop Isthmus on 18 October. He followed up this feat by shooting down six enemy aircraft in the same area on 22 October. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 38) on 26 October for 85 victories. He was to lead II./JG3 until 20 November. In December 1941, Gollob was removed from operations and transferred on a temporary assignment to Erprobungstelle Rechlin to assist in the further development of the Bf-109, for which he suggested many innovative improvements. Following a brief attachment to the Stabsschwarm of JG54 from 13 March 1942, Major Gollob returned to southern Russia as Kommodore of JG77 on 16 May. He achieved his 100th victory on 20 May. He was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 13) on 23 June after 107 victories. He became the Jagdwaffe's highest scoring fighter pilot in August when he recorded his 150th victory. He was awarded and received the Brillanten (Nr 3) from Adolf Hitler personally on 29 August. He recorded 40 victories during August. On 1 October 1942, Gollob was transferred to the Stab of Jagdfliegerführer 3 on the Channel front. On 15 October, he was appointed Jagdführer 5 at Deauville in France, being responsible for the tactical fighter command of northwestern France. In April 1944, he was transferred to the personal staff of the General der Jagdflieger to represent him on the Jägerstab regarding development of jet aircraft projects. But here he fell out with Adolf Galland (104 victories, RK-Br) and was transferred to the Kommando der Eprobungstellen. In November, Oberst Gollob was appointed leader of the Jäger-Sonderstab for the Ardennes offensive. His final wartime appointment came when Adolf Galland was removed as General der Jadgflieger and Gollob was appointed in his place in January 1945. Gollob died on 7 September 1987 at Sulingen.

Gordon Gollob was credited with 150 victories achieved in 340 missions. He recorded 144 victories over the Eastern front.

List of 150 aerial victories for Gordon Gollob

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 5.9.1939 - PWS 56 3./ZG76  
2. 18.12.1939 14:45 Wellington 3./ZG76 NW Langeoog / not confirmed
3. 13.6.1940 2:00 Skua 3./ZG76 Trondleimsfjorden
4. 9.7.1940 14:47 Sunderland 3./ZG76 140km SW Sumburgh / Sunderland (N6133) 'Y' of 201 Sqn RAF flown by F/L JD Middleton
5. 9.7.1940 17:20 Hudson 3./ZG76 North Sea / Hudson (N7377) of 233 Sqn RAF flown by P/O LJE Ewing
6. 7.5.1941 11:25 4./JG3  
7. 22.6.1941 7:00 I-16 4./JG3 25km NW Lemberg, 500m
8. 25.6.1941 9:00 DB-3 4./JG3  
9. 25.6.1941 9:10 DB-3 4./JG3  
10. 1.7.1941 19:42 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
11. 2.7.1941 5:42 ZKB-19 Stab II./JG3  
12. 2.7.1941 11:30 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
13. 2.7.1941 11:43 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
14. 13.7.1941 6:30 I-153 Stab II./JG3  
15. 16.7.1941 11:42 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
16. 16.7.1941 11:44 SB-2 Stab II./JG3  
17. 23.7.1941 16:35 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
18. 25.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
19. 5.8.1941 17:46 I-153 Stab II./JG3  
20. 5.8.1941 18:22 I-17 Stab II./JG3  
21. 8.8.1941 13:17 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
22. 8.8.1941 13:32 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
23. 9.8.1941 10:55 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
24. 11.8.1941 18:45 Bomber Stab II./JG3  
25. 12.8.1941 7:20 I-17 Stab II./JG3  
26. 12.8.1941 7:25 SB-3 Stab II./JG3  
27. 20.8.1941 17:45 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
28. 20.8.1941 17:47 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
29. 21.8.1941 9:10 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
30. 21.8.1941 11:06 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
31. 21.8.1941 11:09 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
32. 21.8.1941 12:00 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
33. 21.8.1941 17:05 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
34. 22.8.1941 6:10 I-17 Stab II./JG3  
35. 24.8.1941 9:00 I-180 Stab II./JG3  
36. 31.8.1941 9:08 TB-3 Stab II./JG3 Kremenchug / TB-3 of 14 TBAP, VVS
37. 8.9.1941 15:43 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
38. 9.9.1941 16:50 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
39. 12.9.1941 15:52 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
40. 12.9.1941 17:15 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
41. 13.9.1941 17:19 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
42. 14.9.1941 5:47 I-153 Stab II./JG3 Near Mironovka
43. 19.9.1941 13:55 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
44. 28.9.1941 12:20 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
45. 28.9.1941 12:21 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
46. 28.9.1941 14:46 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
47. 28.9.1941 - MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
48. 28.9.1941 - MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
49. 4.10.1941 10:20 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
50. 5.10.1941 12:25 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
51. 5.10.1941 12:26 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
52. 6.10.1941 10:15 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
53. 6.10.1941 12:15 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
54. 7.10.1941 9:40 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
55. 7.10.1941 12:40 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
56. 7.10.1941 - Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
57. 10.10.1941 12:40 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
58. 10.10.1941 12:43 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
59. 17.10.1941 9:04 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
60. 17.10.1941 9:15 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
61. 17.10.1941 16:05 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
62. 18.10.1941 7:18 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
63. 18.10.1941 7:20 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
64. 18.10.1941 10:05 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
65. 18.10.1941 10:07 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
66. 18.10.1941 10:19 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
67. 18.10.1941 10:20 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
68. 18.10.1941 10:29 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
69. 18.10.1941 14:46 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
70. 18.10.1941 14:48 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
71. 19.10.1941 8:55 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
72. 19.10.1941 12:36 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
73. 19.10.1941 12:37 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
74. 19.10.1941 12:42 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
75. 19.10.1941 15:35 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
76. 20.10.1941 11:07 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
77. 22.10.1941 6:55 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
78. 22.10.1941 7:20 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
79. 22.10.1941 10:21 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
80. 22.10.1941 10:22 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
81. 22.10.1941 - MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
82. 23.10.1941 10:55 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
83. 23.10.1941 10:58 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
84. 23.10.1941 11:40 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
85. 24.10.1941 13:50 I-153 Stab II./JG3  
86. ? - E/a Stab JG54 ?  
87. 16.5.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
88. 16.5.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
89. 16.5.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
90. 17.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
91. 17.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
92. 17.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
93. 17.5.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
94. 18.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
95. 18.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
96. 18.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
97. 19.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
98. 19.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
99. 19.5.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
100. 20.5.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
101. 20.5.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
102. 7.6.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
103. 9.6.1942 - I-153 Stab JG77  
104. 18.6.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
105. 18.6.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
106. 21.6.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
107. 21.6.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
108. 26.7.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
109. 27.7.1942 - I-153 Stab JG77  
110. 27.7.1942 - I-153 Stab JG77  
111. 4.8.1942 - Yak-1 Stab JG77  
112. 6.8.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
113. 6.8.1942 - Yak-1 Stab JG77  
114. 6.8.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
115. 6.8.1942 - R-5 Stab JG77  
116. 7.8.1942 - Yak-1 Stab JG77  
117. 8.8.1942 - Yak-1 Stab JG77  
118. 14.8.1942 - Boston Stab JG77  
119. 14.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
120. 14.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
121. 16.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
122. 16.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
123. 16.8.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
124. 16.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
125. 16.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
126. 17.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
127. 17.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
128. 18.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
129. 18.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
130. 18.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
131. 19.8.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
132. 19.8.1942 - Il-2 Stab JG77  
133. 19.8.1942 - I-153 Stab JG77  
134. 20.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
135. 20.8.1942 - I-153 Stab JG77  
136. 20.8.1942 - I-153 Stab JG77  
137. 22.8.1942 - Boston Stab JG77  
138. 22.8.1942 - Boston Stab JG77  
139. 24.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
140. 24.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
141. 24.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
142. 24.8.1942 - Boston Stab JG77  
143. 25.8.1942 - Boston Stab JG77  
144. 26.8.1942 - Pe-2 Stab JG77  
145. 27.8.1942 - I-16 Stab JG77  
146. 28.8.1942 - Boston Stab JG77  
147. 29.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
148. 29.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
149. 29.8.1942 - LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
150. 29.8.1942 - Pe-2 Stab JG77  

Victories : 150
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Brillianten
Units : ZG76, JG3, JG54, JG77
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Asisbiz Database of 160 aerial victories for Gordon Gollob

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
09-May-39 Gordon Gollob 3-/ZG 76 PWS 56      
02-Sep-39 Gordon Gollob I.ZG76 PZL P-24 7200m 16.00-17.00 Raum Lodz?
05-Sep-39 Gordon Gollob I.ZG76 Tiefdecker 5500m 10.33 Deblin
18-Dec-39 Gordon Gollob 3./ZG76 Wellington   14.45 N Langeoog
13-Jun-40 Gordon Gollob 3./ZG76 Skua   02.00 Trondheim
09-Jul-40 Gordon Gollob 3.ZG76 Sunderland 7000m 14.47 90mi SW Sumburgh
09-Jul-40 Gordon Gollob 3.ZG76 Hudson 7000m 17.20 -
07-Sep-40 Gordon Gollob 3-/ZG 76 Sunderland   2:47 140km SW Sumburgh / Sunderland (N6133) 'Y' of 201Sqn RAF flown by F/L JD Middleton
07-Sep-40 Gordon Gollob 3-/ZG 76 Hudson   5:20 North Sea / Hudson (N7377) of 233Sqn RAF flown by P/O LJE Ewing
07-Jan-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   7:42  
07-Feb-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2   11:30  
07-Feb-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 ZKB-19   5:42  
07-Feb-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2   11:43  
10-Apr-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2   10:20  
07-May-41 Gordon Gollob 4./JG3   11.25  
08-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-17   6:22  
08-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-153   5:46  
10-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   12:25  
10-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   12:26  
10-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:15 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
10-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   10:15 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
22-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4./JG3 I-16 Rata   07.00  
22-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4./JG3 Rata 500m 07.00 25km NW Lemberg
22-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 I-16   7:00 25km NW Lemberg, 500m
25-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 DB-3   9:00  
25-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 DB-3   9:10  
05-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3   11:25  
10-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   9:40  
10-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2      
10-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:40  
13-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-153   6:30  
16-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3   11:42  
16-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 SB-2   11:44  
23-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 R-5   4:35  
25-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3      
08-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3   1:17  
08-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3   1:32  
09-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-26   3:43  
20-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3   5:47  
20-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-16   5:45  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 R-5   11:06  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 R-5   11:09  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3   12:00  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-26   9:10  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-26   5:05  
22-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-17   6:10  
24-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-180   9:00  
31-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 TB-3   9:08 Kremenchug / TB-3 of 14 TBAP, VVS
08-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 DB-3   10:55  
09-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2   4:50  
13-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2   5:19  
14-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-153   5:47 Near Mironovka
19-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 R-5   1:55  
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:21  
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   2:46  
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3      
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3      
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:20  
10-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   12:40  
10-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   12:43  
17-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   9:04  
17-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-16   9:15  
17-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   4:05  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   2:46  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   7:18  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   7:20  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:05  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:07  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:19  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   2:48  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:29  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:20  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:42  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:37  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   12:36  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   8:55  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   3:35  
20-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   11:07  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-16   6:55  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   7:20  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-16   10:21  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-16   10:22  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3      
23-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:55  
23-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   10:58  
23-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   11:40  
24-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-153   1:50  
08-Nov-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Bomber   6:45  
08-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 SB-3   7:25  
08-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-17   7:20  
09-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 Il-2   3:52  
09-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II./JG3 I-26   5:15  
08-Apr-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
16-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
16-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
16-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
18-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
18-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
18-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
19-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
19-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
19-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
20-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
20-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
07-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 LaGG-3      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
09-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 I-153      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 B-2      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 B-2      
21-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
21-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
06-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
08-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
26-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
27-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
27-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
08-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
14-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
14-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
14-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
18-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
18-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
18-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
19-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
19-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
19-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
20-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
20-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
20-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
22-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
22-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
25-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
26-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Pe-2      
27-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
28-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Pe-2      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
06-Sep-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      

Knights Cross

Hans von Hahn

Hans von Hahn was born on 7 August 1914 at Frankurt in Main. He joined the navy as a sea-cadet in 1934 but transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1935. On 16 September 1939, von Hahn was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG53. He served under the command of Hauptmann Werner Mölders (115 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 22 November 1941), Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG53. He recorded his first victory on 22 December 1939, when he shot down a RAF Hurricane fighter of 73 Squadron northwest of Metz in France. Von Hahn recorded five confirmed victories during the French campaign. Von Hahn was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG3 on 27 August 1940. During the Battle of Britain, von Hahn added a further six victories to his tally, including two Hurricanes on 7 October to record his 10th and 11th. victories. Operating over the Eastern front, von Hahn raised his victory total to 31. He claimed three Russian twin-engine bombers shot down near Brody on 26 June 1941 to record his 14th through 16th victories. Von Hahn recorded his 20th victory on 6 July, when he shot down two Russian DB-3 twin-engine bombers near Shepetowka. Hauptmann von Hahn was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 9 July 1941 for 21 victories. He recorded nine victories in July, including three Russian SB-2 twin-engine bombers shot down near Berdichev on 14 July (25-27).

In September 1941, von Hahn led I./JG3 back to the Western front. On 15 January 1942, I./JG3 was redesignated II./JG1. Von Hahn retained leadership of II./JG1. Reputedly, he was later relieved of this command and confined to quarters in June 1942 under somewhat mysterious circumstances relating to the shooting of a sentry. In October 1942, von Hahn was transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG5. On 1 January 1943, he transferred to the staff of the General der Jagflieger. He was appointed Kommodore of JG103 on 21 July 1943. From April 1945, he held the post of Kommandeur of Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien based at Verona in Italy. Von Hahn survived the war. He died on 5 November 1957 at Frankfurt im Main.

Hans von Hahn was credited with 31 victories achieved in over 300 missions. He recorded 12 victories over the Western front.

List of 31 aerial victories for Hans von Hahn

Hans von Hahn personal emblem

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 22.12.1939 15:05 8./JG53 15km NE Metz / Hurricane of 73 Sqn, RAF
2 21.5.1940 19:10 LeO 451 8./JG53 Châlons-sur-Marne
- 21.5.1940 - Morane 8./JG53 E Paris / not confirmed
- 21.5.1940 - Curtiss 8./JG53 E Paris / not confirmed
3 24.5.1940 18:15 Curtiss 8./JG53 -
4 31.5.1940 19:08 Curtiss 8./JG53 Abbeville
- 3.6.1940 14:35 8./JG53 Paris / not confirmed
5 3.6.1940 - Morane 8./JG53 Paris
6 7.6.1940 16:53 Morane 406 8./JG53 Compiegne
7 25.8.1940 18:27 8./JG53 10km E Portland
8 5.9.1940 - I./JG3 London area
9 15.9.1940 - I./JG3 N London
10 7.10.1940 - I./JG3 Thames Estuary
11 7.10.1940 - I./JG3 Thames Estuary
12 10.1.1941 13:30 I./JG3 25km NE Nieuport
13 25.6.1941 15:10 I-153 I./JG3 20km SE Dubno
14 26.6.1941 6:10 DB-3 I./JG3 NE Brody
15 26.6.1941 6:15 DB-3 I./JG3 NE Brody
16 26.6.1941 14:20 SB-2 I./JG3 Szcurowcze
17 29.6.1941 15:00 I-153 I./JG3 12km W Brody
18 29.6.1941 15:05 I-153 I./JG3 12km W Brody
19 5.7.1941 11:45 Pe-2 I./JG3 NW Gudnow
20 6.7.1941 15:40 DB-3 I./JG3 SE Shepetowka
21 6.7.1941 15:45 DB-3 I./JG3 SE Shepetowka
22 10.7.1941 15:10 I-17 I./JG3 10km S Kurin
23 10.7.1941 15:15 SB-2 I./JG3 4km S Barbolok
24 12.7.1941 14:55 DB-3 I./JG3 15km E Shitomir
25 14.7.1941 14:30 SB-2 I./JG3 30km SW Berditschew
26 14.7.1941 14:31 SB-2 I./JG3 30km SW Berditschew
27 14.7.1941 14:32 SB-2 I./JG3 30km SW Berditschew
28 11.8.1941 6:45 SB-2 I./JG3 6km SE Wihenkij
29 11.8.1941 6:48 SB-2 I./JG3 6km W Borispol
30 14.8.1941 12:50 I-16 I./JG3 10km SE Kanew
31 16.8.1941 10:00 I-17 I./JG3 3km SW Kanew

Victories : 31
Awards : Ritterkreuz (9 July 1941)
Units : JG53, JG3, JG1, JG5, JG103
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/hahn3.html

Luftwaffe Badge

Karl-Heinz Krahl

Units: Legion Condor bomber pilot, 1./JG-2 (4/40), Kdr I./JG-2( 10/40), Kdr II./JG-3 (1/42 Sicily)

Awards: RK(11/13/40), Spanish Cross-G w/Sw., Cech.Pilot Badge, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop WNr 8665, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) WNr 8784 'Black <<+' (lost 4/14/42)

Remarks: KIA 14 April, 1942 when he was shot down in his F-4 by AA fire during a low level attack on Luqa AF, Malta. All victories were in the West. His first victory, while in 1/JG-2, was a Morane south of Saarbrücken, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane over England on 30 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 at Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes NE of Portland on 5 November, 1940. Nos.16 thru 18, a Spitfire and two Wellingtons in the Brest-Brignogan on 24 July, 1941. His first Med. victory, a Spitfire on 10 March, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories. Photo

Asisbiz Database of 23 aerial victories for Hauptmann Karl-Heinz Krahl

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
21-Apr-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2 Morane   17.26 S Saarbrucken
19-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2   12.50 Cambrai
20-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2   18.35 Peronne
21-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2 Morane 406   19.12 Compiegne
26-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2   17.00 Calais
19-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2   12.50 Cambrai
20-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2   18.35 Peronne
21-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2 Morane 406   19.12 Compiegne
26-May-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 1./JG2   17.00 Calais
30-Aug-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2   12.45  
31-Aug-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2   18.55  
31-Aug-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2 P-40 Warhawk   19.30 Dover
05-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2   16.05  
15-Oct-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2   13.40 Portsmouth
28-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2   15.44 Selsey Bill
05-Oct-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl 3./JG2   14.50 S Bournemouth
29-Oct-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab I./JG2   15.45  
05-Nov-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab I./JG2 7500m 14.35 NE Portland
05-Nov-40 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab I./JG2 7500m 14.35 NE Portland
24-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab I./JG2   14.23  
24-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab I./JG2 Wellington   15.25  
24-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab I./JG2 Wellington 2000m 15.40 20km N Brignogan
10-Mar-42 Karl-Heinz Krahl Stab II./JG3   17.10  

Knights Cross

Günther 'Franzl' Lützow

Günther 'Franzl' Lützow was born on 4 September 1912 at Kiel to an illustrious German naval family. He was descended from an old Prussian family of the same name. In 1931, he learned to fly at the Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule at Schliessheim. Later, he underwent fighter pilot training at the clandestine German base at Lipetsk in Russia. 1934 saw Lützow serving as a Leutnant with an Infantry Regiment before transferring to the newly formed Luftwaffe. Initially, he served with I./JG132 'Richtofen'.

Lützow commenced his operational career as a fighter pilot as Staffelkapitän of 2./J88 of the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. Between March and September 1937, Oberleutnant Lützow accumulated five victories, including the first ever recorded by the Bf-109, and was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwerten und Brillanten. From November 1938, Lützow undertook instructing duties at Jagdfliegerschule 1, based at Werneuchen, before being appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG3 on 3 November 1939. He led the Gruppe through the French campaign recording nine victories, including his first in World War 2, on 14 May 1940, when he shot down two French Curtiss Hawk 75 fighters near Dinant. Lützow led I./JG3 into the Battle of Britain. On 21 August 1940, Oberstleutnant Lützow was appointed Kommodore of JG3. He recorded eight further victories during the aerial battles over England.

Lützow was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 September. In spring 1941, Stab/JG3 was relocated to Mannheim-Sandhofen in Germany for rest and refit. Here the unit received new Bf 109F-2 fighters before again being relocated to the Channel front on 4 May 1941. Lützow led JG3 during the invasion of Russia. On 17 July 1941, he recorded his 40th victory. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 27) on 20 July. On 17 September, he shot down his 72nd victim. He was shot down by flak on 23 September, force-landing behind enemy lines. He successfully returned unhurt.

In October, he recorded 29 victories, including five Russian twin-engine bombers shot down on 8 October. He was awarded the Schwerten (Nr 4) on 11 October 1941, after his 92nd victory. He became the second Experte to achieve 100 victories, when he downed three Russian fighters in the Moscow area on 24 October to record victories 99 through 101. Lützow was promptly grounded on orders from above. On 4 November, he led Stab/JG3 back to Germany and a base at Wiesbaden-Erbenheim to rest and re-equip. In May 1942, Lützow led JG3 back to the Russian front commencing operations in the Kharkov area. There followed much action in the Crimea and before Stalingrad. Lützow added one additional victory when he shot down a Russian I-61 fighter on 21 May 1942 for his 107th victory. On 11 August 1942, Lützow was posted to the staff of the General der Jagdflieger where he took up the role of Inspector of Day Fighters, Eastern area. In July 1943, Oberst Lützow was appointed Kommandeur of Jagdabschnittsführer Italien, based at Naples. In September, the unit was absorbed into Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien.

He then commanded 1. Jagddivision based at Döberitz from 15 September until 23 March 1944, where he assumed overall command for day and night fighter operations in north western Germany, Holland and Belgium. By January 1944, he was commanding 4. Fliegerschuldivision based at Strassburg, responsible for the training of new fighter pilots. Lützow would become known as the prinicipal architect behind the so-called 'Fighter Pilots' Mutiny'. In fact the 'Mutiny' was a valiant and well-intended attempt to 'save' Adolf Galland who had been dismissed as General der Jagdflieger for his out spokeness of the Luftwaffe high command. Lützow's part in the affair was regarded as 'mutiny' by Göring who relieved him of his command of 4. Fliegerschuldivision and had him posted, in exile, to Italy to take over Jagdfliegerführer Oberitalien. He was later granted approval to join Adolf Galland's JV44. Lützow recorded two additional victories flying the Me-262 jet fighter, but then went missing on 24 April 1945 near Donauworth attempting to intercept a USAAF B-26 twin-engine bomber raid. His body was never recovered and his aircraft never found…

Günther Lützow was credited with 110 victories achieved in over 300 combat missions. He scored 5 victories during the Spanish Civil War. He recorded 20 victories over the Western Front, including at least one four-engine bombers, and 85 victories over the Eastern Front.

Units: Legion Condor (2/J88), Kdr I./JG-3 (Colombert 8/40, Russia 8/41), Kdr JG-51, JV-44 (4/45)

Awards: RK(9/18/40)-S(10/11/41), Spanish Cross-Br., EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp w/'300' hanger

Known Aircraft: He 51, Bf 109B, Bf 109E-4 '<<+' in I/JG-3, Bf 109F-2 WNr 8117 'White <<<+' (30% dam 7/16/41, belly land Lilliers) as Kdr JG-3, Bf 109F-2 WNr 9624 'White <<<+' (7/41), Bf 109F-2 WNr 9704 '<<-+' in JG-51, Bf 109F-4, Me 262A-1a

Remarks: MIA 24 April, 1945 after attacking American bombers in his Me 262 near Donauwörth. Neither he or his aircraft have been recovered. 2 Bombers. EL conferred July 20, 1941. 300+ combat missions. 5 victories in Spain. His 1st known victory, two Hawk 75's NW of Dinant on 14 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 SE of Charleroi on 15 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane N of Arras on 19 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Morane 406's south of Amiens, 31 May, 1940, while in I/JG-3. Under his command, JG-3 was the 4th Luft Sq. to achieve 1000 aerial victories, behind Mölders, von Maltzahn and Trautloft. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 12 August, 1941. He scored five Soviet victories on 8 October, 1941; 3 Pe-2's and 3 DB-3's. Two I-18's on 10 October, 1941. Three I-16's on 24 October, 1941. His 102nd victory, an I-61 on 21 May, 1942. His 103rd, a LaGG-3 NE of Kalatsch on 29 July, 1942. No. 104, a B-26 near Augsburg on 24 April, 1945. Part of the inner circle called the 'Fighter Pilot Conspiracy' towards the end of the war, he avoided execution, as their spokesman, by an outraged Göring. Lützow and W. Falck were cousins. Sometimes spelled Luetzow. Hoehler

List of 110 aerial victories for Gunther Lutzow

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 6.4.1937 - I-15 2. J/88 Spain
2 22.5.1937 - I-15 2. J/88 Spain
3 28.5.1937 - I-15 2. J/88 Spain
4 18.8.1937 - I-15 2. J/88 Spain
5 22.8.1937 - I-16 2. J/88 Spain
6 14.5.1940 20:20~ Curtiss I./JG3 NW Dinant
7 14.5.1940 20:20~ Curtiss I./JG3 NW Dinant
8 15.5.1940 13:20 Curtiss I./JG3 SE Charleroi
9 19.5.1940 19:15 I./JG3 N Arras
10 31.5.1940 19:35 Morane 406 I./JG3 S Amiens
11 31.5.1940 19:35 Morane 406 I./JG3 S Amiens
12 3.6.1940 - Curtiss I./JG3 Compiegnie-Meaux
13 6.6.1940 - I./JG3 St Valery-Abbeville
14 8.6.1940 13:05 I./JG3 Abbeville
15 16.8.1940 - I./JG3 -
16 26.8.1940 - Defiant Stab/JG3 -
17 26.8.1940 - Defiant Stab/JG3 -
18 7.9.1940 - Stab/JG3 -
19 9.9.1940 - Stab/JG3 -
20 15.9.1940 - Stab/JG3 -
21 5.10.1940 - Curtiss Stab/JG3 -
22 5.10.1940 - Curtiss Stab/JG3 -
23 5.11.1940 - Stab/JG3 -
24 22.6.1941 4:30 I-18 Stab/JG3 -
25 23.6.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
26 23.6.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
27 24.6.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
28 26.6.1941 13:20 SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
29 26.6.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
30 26.6.1941 - Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
31 27.6.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
32 28.6.1941 - Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
33 7.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
34 10.7.1941 - V-11 Stab/JG3 -
35 10.7.1941 - I-53 Stab/JG3 -
36 10.7.1941 - I-53 Stab/JG3 -
37 10.7.1941 - I-53 Stab/JG3 -
38 11.7.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
39 15.7.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
40 15.7.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
41 15.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
42 16.7.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
43 16.7.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
44 16.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
45 17.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
46 20.7.1941 - V-11 Stab/JG3 -
47 20.7.1941 - V-11 Stab/JG3 -
48 29.7.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
49 31.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
50 31.7.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
51 31.7.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
52 7.8.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
53 7.8.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
54 8.8.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
55 9.8.1941 - Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
56 9.8.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
57 11.8.1941 - R-5 Stab/JG3 -
58 12.8.1941 12:35 I-153 Stab/JG3 -
59 12.8.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
60 13.8.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 Kanev region / I-16 of 88IAP VVS flown by Mladshiy Lt Ivan Novikov
61 13.8.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 Kanev region / I-16 of 88IAP VVS
62 6.9.1941 - R-10 Stab/JG3 -
63 6.9.1941 - R-10 Stab/JG3 -
64 7.9.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
65 7.9.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
66 7.9.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
67 7.9.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
68 8.9.1941 - R-10 Stab/JG3 -
69 9.9.1941 - I-26 Stab/JG3 -
70 9.9.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
71 11.9.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
72 11.9.1941 - I-61 Stab/JG3 -
73 12.9.1941 - SB-2 Stab/JG3 -
74 13.9.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
75 13.9.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
76 14.9.1941 - I-26 Stab/JG3 -
77 17.9.1941 - PS-84 Stab/JG3 -
78 5.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
79 5.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
80 5.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
81 5.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
82 6.10.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
83 6.10.1941 - I-153 Stab/JG3 -
84 6.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
85 7.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
86 8.10.1941 12:00 Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
87 8.10.1941 12:01 Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
88 8.10.1941 12:02 Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
89 8.10.1941 14:25 DB-3a Stab/JG3 -
90 8.10.1941 14:28 DB-3a Stab/JG3 -
91 9.10.1941 12:00 I-18 Stab/JG3 -
92 9.10.1941 - I-16 Stab/JG3 -
93 9.10.1941 - Il-2 Stab/JG3 -
94 9.10.1941 - Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
95 10.10.1941 14:10 I-18 Stab/JG3 -
96 10.10.1941 14:13 I-18 Stab/JG3 -
97 11.10.1941 11:10 I-61 Stab/JG3 -
98 12.10.1941 14:30 Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
99 12.10.1941 14:35 Pe-2 Stab/JG3 -
100 12.10.1941 - TB-3 Stab/JG3 -
101 14.10.1941 - I-61 Stab/JG3 -
102 14.10.1941 - DB-3 Stab/JG3 -
103 23.10.1941 15:25 I-16 Stab/JG3 -
104 24.10.1941 10:40 I-16 Stab/JG3 -
105 24.10.1941 10:50 I-16 Stab/JG3 -
106 24.10.1941 14:23 I-16 Stab/JG3 -
107 21.5.1942 12:30 I-61 Stab/JG3 -
108 29.7.1942 10:20 LaGG-3 Stab/JG3 NE Kalatsch
109 ?.4.1945 - Viermot JV 44 -
110 24.4.1945 - B-26 JV 44 Augsburg area

Victories : 110
Awards : Ritterkreuz (18 September 1940)
Eichenlaub (20 July 1941)
Schwerten (11 October 1941)
Units : J/88, JG3, JG51, JV 44
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/lutzow.html

Asisbiz Database of 38 aerial victories for Gunther Lutzow

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 Hawk-75A   20.20+ NW Dinant
14-May-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 Hawk-75A   20.20+ NW Dinant
15-May-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 Hawk-75A   13.20 SE Charleroi
19-May-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 4.500m 19.15 N. Arras
31-May-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 Morane 406   19.35 S Amiens
03-Jun-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 Hawk-75A     Compiegne-Meaux
06-Jun-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 1500m - St. Valery-Abbeville
08-Jun-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 7500m 13.05 Abbeville
15-Aug-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3      
16-Aug-40 Gunther Lutzow Stab I./JG3 3200m - -
26-Aug-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 Defiant 6000-7000m - -
07-Sep-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 3300m - -
09-Sep-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 800m - -
15-Sep-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 4500m - -
05-Oct-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 Curtiss P-36 3200m - -
05-Oct-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 Curtiss P-36 500m - -
05-Nov-40 Gunther Lutzow StabJG3 3500m - -
22-Jun-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-18   04.30  
26-Jun-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 SB-3   13.20  
12-Aug-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-153   12.35  
08-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 Pe-2   12.02  
08-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 DB-3A   14.25  
08-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 DB-3A   14.28  
08-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 Pe-2   12.01  
08-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 Pe-2   12.00  
09-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-18   12.00  
10-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-18   14.13  
10-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-18   14.10  
11-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-61   11.10  
12-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 Pe-2   14.30  
12-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 Pe-2   14.45  
23-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-16 Rata   15.25  
24-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-16 Rata   10.40  
24-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-16 Rata   10.50  
24-Oct-41 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-16 Rata   14.25  
21-May-42 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 I-61   12.30  
29-Jul-42 Gunther Lutzow Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 1200m 10.20 NE Kalatsch
24-Apr-45 Gunther Lutzow JV44 B-26 Marauder   - Raum Augsburg

Knights Cross

Helmut Mertens - Helmut 'Pitt' Mertens

Units: 1(J)/LG-2 (5/40), Stab III./JG-3 (6/42 S.U.), 1./JG-3 (7/42), Stfkpt 7./JG-3 (2/44), Kdr I./JG-3, Kdr III/EJG-1

Awards: RK(9/4/42), DK-G(6/8/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4 WNr 703 'Black 12'(lost 5/40; fuel), Bf 109F-4 'White 111' (8/42), Bf 109G-6 WNr 161358 'White1+I' (lost 2/20/44)

Remarks: WIA 20 February, 1944 after ramming a B-24; bailed safely. 750 Missions. 20 four motor bombers. 60 victories in the East. His first victory, a Hurricane on 12 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Lille, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 at Paris on 3 June, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 30th overall, an Il-2 SE of Jellisewo on 6 April, 1942. His 31st, a LaGG-3 on 3 June, 1942. An I-153 on 14 June, 1942. Another I-153 on 16 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 June, 1942. His 40th, a LaGG-3 on 20 July, 1942. His 45th, 46th & 47th, all LaGG-3's on 27 July, 1942. Nos. 49 & 50, a Lagg-3 and a Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. 16 to 20 bombers and one Soviet Gunboat sunk. His 52nd victory, a B-17 6 km NNE of Fritzlar on 30 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 97 victories. Deceased 17 January, 1984. Photo

List of aerial victories for Helmut Mertens

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
12-May-40 Helmut Mertens 1.(J)/LG1     Western Front
19-May-40 Helmut Mertens 1.(J)/LG2   12.17 NW Lille
03-Jun-40 Helmut Mertens 1.(J)/LG2 Hawk-75A   14.44 Paris
26-Oct-40 Helmut Mertens 9./JG3 Hurricane * 4200m - Western Front
06-Apr-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3   16.40 SE Jellisewo
03-Jun-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   05.04 Eastern Front
14-Jun-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 I-153   14.48 Eastern Front
16-Jun-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 I-153   11.26 Eastern Front
19-Jun-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3   15.41 Eastern Front
28-Jun-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 P-2   19.11 Eastern Front
01-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3 5500m 17.26 Stary Oshkol
01-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   17.21 Stary Oshkol
02-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens Stab III./JG3 A-20 Havoc   12.12 Eastern Front
09-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 MiG-1   05.02 Eastern Front
20-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3 1000m 12.45 39 334
21-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3   08.58 Eastern Front
21-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3   09.08 Eastern Front
26-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3   13.15 Eastern Front
26-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3   16.16 Eastern Front
27-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3 5500m 13.52 39 334
27-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 05.32 39 332
27-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3 5000m 13.52 39 332
29-Jul-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 17.14 39 411
01-Aug-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 Yak-1 6000m 11.27 39 412
01-Aug-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 LaGG-3 800m 11.20 39 332
19-Aug-42 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 MiG-1 1500m 04.58 40 773
30-Jul-43 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7000m 09.28 6km NNE Fritzlar
17-Aug-43 Helmut Mertens 1./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.27 ST
20-Feb-44 Helmut Mertens 7./JG3 B-24 Liberator     Eastern Front

Knights Cross

Georg Michalek

Units: Stafkpt 1./JG-54 ('39), Stafkpt 4./JG-3, Kdr I./JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr JG-108 Trng.

Awards: RK(11/4/41), EP(5/18/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 'White 1+-' in Russia, Fw 190A-4

Remarks: Approximately 50 victories in the East. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Hurricane into the sea off Boulogne, 10 Jan., 1941, while in JG-3. On occasion, he flew wingman for Oesau. His 38th victory, a MiG-3 on 8 May, 1942, while commanding I/JG-3. His 40th victory, a Soviet I-153 on 2 June, 1942. His 45th, a LaGG-3 N of Kupjansk on 23 June, 1942. His 50th victory, a LaGG-3, plus two others, on 4 July, 1942. Nos. 54 & 55, both LaGG-3's on 8 July, 1942. His 56th, a LaGG-3 on 9 July, 1942. His 57th, 58th & 59th victories, an Il-2 and two MiG-1's on 22 July, 1942. Nos. 60, 61 & 62, all Il-2's on 23 July, 1942. Note: According to Obermeier, he only had 59 victories, so perhaps the OKL numbering is incorrect. JG-108 was his last command. Bowers/Lednicer, 59 victories. Deceased 2 September, 1992, San Paulo. Photo

Georg Michalek was credited with 25 victory.

List of 25 aerial victories for Georg Michalek

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, May 08, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 MiG-3   12:06  
Tuesday, May 26, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 -      
Tuesday, June 02, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 I-153   14:34  
Tuesday, June 23, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 19:20 N Kupjansk
Thursday, June 11, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3   06:45  
Thursday, June 11, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 Su-2   12:15  
Monday, June 22, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 MiG-3   15:36  
Monday, June 22, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 200m 18:25 70 232
Sunday, June 28, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 Yak-4 2000m 13:05 72 272
Sunday, June 28, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3 1000m 19:05 72 124
Saturday, July 04, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3   14:45 92 3432
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3   06:25  
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3 500m 06:26 92 148
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3 1000m 06:30 92 114
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 Yak-4   06:30  
Tuesday, July 07, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 Yak-1   18:37  
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3   18:45  
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3   18:55  
Thursday, July 09, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3   05:02  
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 Low Level 13:25 39 331
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 MiG-1   13:32  
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3 MiG-1 1000m 13:37 29/4/6/3
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3      
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3      
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Georg Michalek Stab I./JG3      

Knights Cross

Detlev Rohwer

Detlev Rohwer was born on 14 November 1917 at Kiel. At the outbreak of World War 2, Rohwer was serving with JG3. Leutnant Rohwer was assigned to the Stabsstaffel of I./JG3. He participated in the French campaign and claimed his first victory on 6 June 1940, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber. During the Battle of Britain, Rohwer added three RAF fighters to his victory total. However on 2 September 1940, during a covering mission over Manston, his Bf-109 E was hit in the radiator in aerial combat with RAF Hurricane fighters. He was forced to ditch in the sea just off the coast of France. Fortunately he was observed doing so by several of his colleagues and a motorboat was able to rescue him. Rohwer was fortunate to escape injury on 16 November, when he ground looped on take-off from St Omer in Bf-109 E-7 (W.Nr. 3760). Rohwer participated in the invasion of Russia. He claimed three Russian twin-engine bombers shot down on 26 June 1941, to record his sixth through eighth victories. Rohwer recorded his 10th victory on 29 June, when he shot down two Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bombers near Ostrow. He recorded 10 victories in July, including three victories on 13 July (14-16) and 16 July (17-19) and his 20th victory on 31 July. However, he was also shot down twice in July: on 9 July his Bf 109F-2 (W.Nr. 5449) was damaged in aerial combat necessitating a forced-landing near Dolbov with Rohwer receiving minor injuries; on 16 July, his Bf109F-2 (W.Nr. 8187) Black <+ suffered radiator damage in aerial combat with Russian SB-2 twinengine bombers which also resulted in a forced-landing, this time near Kazatin.

Rohwer was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 October for 28 victories. He had also claimed six aircraft destroyed on the ground. At the beginning of October 1941, I./JG3 was withdrawn to Germany for rest and refit after which it was relocated to the German and Dutch coastal region. On 15 January 1942, I./JG3 was redesignated II./JG1. Rohwer commanded the Stabskompanie and, from 20 March, 6./JG1. On 20 June 1942, Oberleutnant Rohwer was appointed acting Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG1.

He relinquished command to Hauptmann Robert Kijewski (24 victories, DK, killed in action 16 April 1943) on 14 October 1942. Rohwer was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG3, based on the Eastern front, on 14 October 1942. He was badly wounded by flak during a low-level attack near Chir on 29 November.

He managed to bring his Bf-109G-2/R1 (W.Nr. 13910) to friendly territory where he landed safely. His recovery period was a lengthy one for he did not return to his unit until August 1943, by which time it had relocated to the Western front on Reichsverteidigung duties. On 5 December 1943, Rohwer was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG3. Rohwer engaged USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers on 29 March 1944. His Bf-109G-6 (W.Nr. 440295) Black <<+ was hit by return fire from the bombers necessitating a belly-landing at Mettingen. No sooner had he put his aircraft on the ground when a USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighter strafed him and he suffered severe wounds. He was hospitalised at Ibbenbüren where he had a leg amputated. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his wounds on 30 March. Detlev Rohwer was credited with 38 victories. He recorded 26 victories over the Eastern front.

List of 38 aerial victories for Detlev Rohwer

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 6.6.1940 - I./JG3 St Valéry-Abbeville
2 15.9.1940 - I./JG3 London area
3 15.9.1940 - I./JG3 N London
4 9.10.1940 - I./JG3 S London
5 25.6.1941 15:05 I-153 I./JG3 20km NE Dubno
6 26.6.1941 6:15 Il-4 I./JG3 NE Brody
7 26.6.1941 14:20 SB-2 I./JG3 Szczurowcze
8 26.6.1941 14:20 SB-2 I./JG3 Szczurowcze
9 29.6.1941 18:05 Pe-2 I./JG3 30km S Ostrow
10 29.6.1941 18:10 Pe-2 I./JG3 10km SSE Ostrow
11 2.7.1941 9:50 V-11 I./JG3 15km SE Zwiatel
12 6.7.1941 15:40 SB-2 I./JG3 SE Shepetovka
13 6.7.1941 15:45 Il-4 I./JG3 SE Shepetovka
14 13.7.1941 16:15 SB-2 I./JG3 20km E Berdichev
15 13.7.1941 16:16 SB-2 I./JG3 20km E Berdichev
16 13.7.1941 16:19 SB-2 I./JG3 10km S Oschadowka
17 16.7.1941 15:25 SB-2bis I./JG3 10km E Berdichev
18 16.7.1941 15:28 SB-2bis I./JG3 10km E Berdichev
19 16.7.1941 15:30 SB-2bis I./JG3 10km E Berdichev
20 31.7.1941 17:05 I-16 I./JG3 15km W Tscherkassy
21 11.8.1941 6:46 SB-2 I./JG3 6km W Borispol
22 12.8.1941 - I-16 I./JG3 Kiev
23 14.8.1941 13:00 I-16 I./JG3 SE Kanev
24 15.8.1941 17:50 I-153 I./JG3 N Kanev
25 16.8.1941 10:02 DB-3 I./JG3 E Kanev
26 16.8.1941 10:05 Il-4 I./JG3 E Kanev
27 16.8.1941 10:08 Il-4 I./JG3 E Kanev
28 7.9.1941 13:10 R-10 I./JG3 SE Krementschug
29 ? - E/a ?  
30 20.5.1943 12:58 P-47 2./JG3 2211
31 8.10.1943 15:00 P-47 2./JG3 Havelte
32 14.10.1943 14:08 P-47 2./JG3 Rosendaal
33 24.10.1943 12:20 B-26 2./JG3 Auxi-le-Château
34 ? - E/a 2./JG3  
35 ? - E/a 2./JG3  
36 10.2.1944 - P-47 II./JG3  
37 6.3.1944 14:20 P-38 II./JG3 10km W Wittenberge
38 8.3.1944 15:12 P-38 II./JG3 Hannover

Victories : 38
Awards : Ritterkreuz (5 October 1941)
Units : JG3, JG1
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List of aerial victories for Detlev Rohwer

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
06-Jun-40 Detlev Rohwer Stab I./JG3     St Valery-Abbeville
15-Sep-40 Detlev Rohwer Stab I./JG3     North of London
15-Sep-40 Detlev Rohwer Stab I./JG3     Raum London
09-Oct-40 Detlev Rohwer Stab I./JG3     SE London
13-Nov-42 Detlev Rohwer 2./JG3 MiG-3 Low Level 11.35 30 541
21-Nov-42 Detlev Rohwer 2./JG3 150m 11.42 49 372
20-May-43 Detlev Rohwer 2./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000m 12.58 2211
08-Oct-43 Detlev Rohwer 2./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 7500m 15.00 EN-8 (Havelte E Steenwijk)
14-Oct-43 Detlev Rohwer 2./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 8000m 14.08 KF-4 or KJ-4 (Rosendaal)
24-Oct-43 Detlev Rohwer 2./JG3 B-26 Marauder 4500m 12.20 QE-1 (Auxi-le-Chateau)
10-Feb-44 Detlev Rohwer Stab II./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt      
06-Mar-44 Detlev Rohwer Stab II./JG3 P-38 Lightning 7500m 14.20 ED-15 (10km W Wittenberge)
08-Mar-44 Detlev Rohwer Stab II./JG3 P-38 Lightning 7500m 15.12 05 Ost S/GU (Hannover)

 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/