I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51- I./JG51

1 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 1./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 1./JG51 (W7+) Heinz Schawaller WNr 6663 Coquelles France summer 1941

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2 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 2./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 2./JG 51 (Black 2+) Channel Front April 1941

Photo's 01-03: Messerschmitt Bf109F.2 'Black 2 of I./JG51, April 1941
This newly delivered Bf109F-2 has a spinner in Green 70 with a one-third white segment and is finished in a 71/02/65 scheme with only a light fuselage mottle. This scheme was soon to be replaced with the colours 74/75/76 and the yellow on the cowling confined to a smaller area only under the nose. On this machine, final details have still to be added to the 'Gemsbock' badge of I./JG51 beneath the cockpit.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 2./JG51 (B5+) Walter Schick W.Nr. 9713 shot down Russia Nov 15, 1941

Photo 01: On 15 November, Lt. Hans Hopp, who had a single victory, and also Lt. Walter Schick, both of 2./JG51, were posted missing. At the time, Hopp was flying 'Black 2' and Schick, who had ten victories, an F-2, W.Nr. 9713, coded 'Black 5'. This photograph is believed to show Walter Schick's aircraft after it was later discovered by German ground troops. There was, however, no trace of the pilot.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 2./JG51 (Black 5+) February 1942

Photo 01: In February 1942, it soon became evident that German forces cut off at Kholm and Demyansk would have to be supplied by air if they were to last out until relief was possible. The long air supply operation to these pockets was the first of its kind ever carried out and it kept the trapped troops fighting until relieved by a German counterattack in May. For supply flights to Kholm and Demyansk, fighter escort for the transport aircraft usually amounted to two Schwarme. This Rotte of aircraft from 2./JG51 were employed for airfield defence in March. Because of the great difference in speed between the fighter and transport aircraft, no attempt was made to organize close escort. Instead, arrangements were made to have the transports met by the fighters at a certain time and pre-determined altitude. The fighters would then provide air cover while the transports were in the encircled area and accompany them back to their own territory. Co-operation between transports and fighters was excellent and, because the slow transports were an attractive target for Russian fighters, escort duty was popular and the Bf-109pilots were able to chalk up a number of successes. However, with only two to ten Bf109s available, the number of fighter aircraft available was insufficient to guarantee effective protection. The Demyansk Kholm air supply operation, although superficially successful, created a dangerous precedent for future Luftwaffe planning and, when the Sixth Army became surrounded at Stalingrad in November, greatly influenced the decision to supply it in a similar manner.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 2./JG52 (Black 7+) flown by Luftwaffe Ace Joachim Brendel Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 2./JG52 (Black 12+) February 1942

Photo 01: In February 1942, it soon became evident that German forces cut off at Kholm and Demyansk would have to be supplied by air if they were to last out until relief was possible. The long air supply operation to these pockets was the first of its kind ever carried out and it kept the trapped troops fighting until relieved by a German counterattack in May. For supply flights to Kholm and Demyansk, fighter escort for the transport aircraft usually amounted to two Schwarme. This Rotte of aircraft from 2./JG51 were employed for airfield defence in March. Because of the great difference in speed between the fighter and transport aircraft, no attempt was made to organize close escort. Instead, arrangements were made to have the transports met by the fighters at a certain time and pre-determined altitude. The fighters would then provide air cover while the transports were in the encircled area and accompany them back to their own territory. Co-operation between transports and fighters was excellent and, because the slow transports were an attractive target for Russian fighters, escort duty was popular and the Bf-109pilots were able to chalk up a number of successes. However, with only two to ten Bf109s available, the number of fighter aircraft available was insufficient to guarantee effective protection. The Demyansk Kholm air supply operation, although superficially successful, created a dangerous precedent for future Luftwaffe planning and, when the Sixth Army became surrounded at Stalingrad in November, greatly influenced the decision to supply it in a similar manner.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 2./JG 51 Bryansk, Russia Dec 30, 1941 01

Photo 01: These snow-camouflaged Bf 109F-2s are believed to have belonged to II./JG51 which arrived at Bryansk on 30 December 1941. Note that while the upper nose cowling on the aircraft to the right has been painted white, the two other machines have retained completely yellow cowlings.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 2./JG 51 escorting a Ju-87 Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: A Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 of 2./JG51 escorting a Ju-87 0 in the Summer of 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F4 2./JG 51 (Red 9+) Orel Russia 1941-42

Photo 01: Me-109F4 JG51.2 (Red 9+) Orel Russia 1941-42

3 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 2./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3./JG51 Russia 1941 01

Photo's 01-02: These photographs clearly illustrate the muddy conditions at Smolensk-Nord, the base of III./JG51. Note that a few 'Emils' continued to serve with JG51 in Russia until the Spring of 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3./JG 51 (Yellow 1+) Russia 1941-42

Photo 01: Special protection in the form of heated shacks was erected by Luftwaffe ground staff around aircraft parked in the open. Known as 'Alert Boxes', these temporary structures prevented engines from freezing and allowed mechanics to continue servicing machines in low temperatures. This Bf 109F is 'Yellow 1' of JG51 in the winter of 1941/42

Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 Yellow 2 flown by Lt. Erich Viebahn of III./JG51 June 1941.

Photo 01: The camouflage on this aircraft is typical of the factory scheme in which the majority of Bf 109F's were finished on the eve of Operation 'Barbarossa'. All undersurfaces are Light Blue 76, with the wings and fuselage upper surfaces in a splinter pattern of 74 and 75, with the fuselage mottles of 74 and 75 being enhanced with 02 and Green 70. However, once the campaign was under way, it became evident that this colour combination was not entirely suitable for use in all conditions and many units began to introduce their own modified schemes, the most frequently seen being a change to a dark green, more suitable for use over the forested areas of Russia.

Photo 01: This Bf 109F-2 coded 'Yellow 2', was flown by Lt. Erich Viebahn of III./JG51 and was photographed on 21 June 1941, the day before Barbarossa'. A few weeks later, on 13 July, Viebahn was severely wounded and although he did not return to Russia, he later flew with several Experten of JG50.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3./JG51 (Brown 3+) Mannheim Germany 1941

Photo 01: New Bf 109Fs, Professor Messerschmitt's outstanding fighter aircraft, in this instance belonging to 3./JG51, photographed at Mannheim in early 1941. The aircraft in the background is coded 'Brown 3' and neither machine has yet received any unit emblems.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 3./JG51 Yellow 7 Heinrich Krafft WNr 7221 Russia March 1942 00

Profile 01:Messerschmitt Bf 109F. 4 'Yellow 7' flown by Obl. Heinrich Krafft, the Staffelkapitan of III./JG51, Soltsy, February 1942. The appearance of this machine is fairly typical of the many which received a temporary white finish during the Winter months in Russia although, in this instance, the white was applied in varying densities resulting in a patchy, almost mottled, finish. Dark areas, particularly the canopy framing, around the W. Nr. 7221 and the Hakenkreuz on the tail, and the rectangular areas left around the pilot's victory tally, show where the original 02/74/75/76 finish and yellow rudder were still visible. This machine carried no unit badges.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3./JG51 (Y7+) Heinrich Krafft WNr 7221 Russia March 1942 01

Photo 01: Photographed while patrolling the Demyansk area in February 1942, 'Yellow 7' was flown by Obl. Heinrich Krafft, the Staffelkapitan of III./JG51 who, as one of the Geschwader's most successful pilots, was awarded the Knight's Cross on 18 March 1942.

Pilots 3./JG51 Heinrich Krafft 01

War paint Special 002 have this aircraft being flown by Erwin Flieg

 
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Knights Cross

Joachim Brendel

Units:1 & 2./JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 1./JG-51 (4/43), Kdr III./JG-51 (4/45)

Awards:RK(11/22/43)-EL(1/14/45), DK-G(7/12/43), EP(3/15/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-7 WNr 5079 (ceashed), Bf 109F 'Black 7' in '41, Bf 109F-2 WNr 8079 (lost 2/6/42; WIC at Stataja-Russa, his bomb exploded), Bf 109G in '42, Fw 190A-6 WNr 470002 'White 1' (lost 7/28/43) in Staffel, Bf 109G-10 in III Grp

Remarks:WIA 28 July, 1943; hit by flak over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 54654. 90+ Il-2 Stormoviks with tailgunners!. 950 combat missions. 162 missions were close support missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 29 June, 1941. An Il-2 on 8 December, 1942. A MiG-3 SW of Srelyj on 14 December, 1942. Among many multiple victories, three Pe-2's on 6 January, 1943. Three Pe-2's on 18 January, 1943. Two Il-2's on 24 February, 1943. Three Il-2's on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 21 March, 1943. An R-5 on 5 May, 1943. Two Il-2's (m.H.) on 22 July, 1943. His 100th victory, one of six this date, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) near Logatino on 22 November, 1943. Two 'e/a' (most likely Soviet) on 18 February, 1945. Three more of the same on 20 February, 1945. His 189th, and last victory, an 'e/a' on 25 April, 1945. Survived the war. Germany's 18th ranked fighter Ace. Deceased 7 July 1974.

Asisbiz Database list of 159 aerial victories for Joachim Brendel

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Sunday, June 29, 1941 Joachim Brendel 12./JG51 DB-3   18:20  
Tuesday, December 08, 1942 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 100m 13:00 26 192
Monday, December 14, 1942 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 MiG-3 400m 10:42 SW Srelyj
Wednesday, January 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 10:44 07 813
Wednesday, January 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 10:57 07 851
Wednesday, January 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 800m 11:00 07 822
Saturday, January 16, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 MiG-3 100m 08:16 17 712
Monday, January 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 08:05 07 783
Monday, January 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 08:09 06 131
Monday, January 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08:02 07 744
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Low Level 09:15 54 131
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Low Level 09:12 54 122
Sunday, March 07, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 100m 14:25 36 432
Tuesday, March 09, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 200m 07:27 63 244
Tuesday, March 09, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Low Level 07:32 63 433
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 800m 06:40 53 562
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 100m 06:42 53 543
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 2000m 06:44 53 822
Sunday, March 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 16:23 45 521
Sunday, March 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 LaGG-3 Low Level 16:05 53 763
Thursday, April 15, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 7000m 09:28 64 813
Wednesday, May 05, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 R-5 Low Level 07:00 62 141
Thursday, May 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 100m 13:30 64 754
Friday, May 07, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Low Level 05:05 63 121
Friday, May 07, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 50m 05:15 63 181
Saturday, May 08, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Low Level 07:49 63 644
Tuesday, May 11, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 100m 13:30 53 632
Friday, May 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 100m 11:24 63 151
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 09:35 44 484
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 150m 19:11 54 892
Tuesday, June 08, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 150m 19:12 54 864
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-1 3000m 19:37 44 472
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 19:49 45 893
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 19:49 45 893
Monday, July 05, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 100m 08:52 63 694
Monday, July 05, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 150m 08:54 73 571
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 05:39 53 653
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 13:55 63 553
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 2000m 08:20 53 693
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 800m 03:58 63 573
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 500m 03:51 63 741
Friday, July 09, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 600m 05:41 63 553
Friday, July 09, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 1000m 05:42 63 552
Friday, July 09, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 200m 05:44 63 523
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 MiG-3 800m 03:55 63 567
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 19:40 54 275
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 19:46 54 249
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:54 64 897
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:48 63 231
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:45 63 226
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 11:47 63 264
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 09:30 62 225
Wednesday, July 14, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 14:37 54 172
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 10:23 53 636
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 19:08 54 639
Monday, July 19, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-1 Low Level 12:03 63 814
Tuesday, July 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-1 100m 09:20 64 875
Wednesday, July 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 18:15 64 811
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 13:08 63 133
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:10 63 135
Sunday, July 25, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 12:32 53 425
Sunday, July 25, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 800m 12:30 53 427 (in 19743)
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 10:35 54 657
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 10:37 54 654
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 10:39 54 643
Tuesday, August 03, 1943 Joachim Brendel 8./JG51 LaGG-3 1100m 16:27 53 456
Friday, August 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 12:18 O Karatschew
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 17:05 West of Yelnya
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 08:00 NE Akatovskoye-See
Friday, September 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:48 Chamino
Friday, September 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 6000m 07:18 Volkovo
Friday, September 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 10:43 Wjasoka
Sunday, September 19, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 15:42 West of Schenkovo
Monday, September 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 13:20 Olegniki
Tuesday, October 05, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 400m 15:10 Lenino
Wednesday, October 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 11:30 06 172
Wednesday, October 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 15:15 06 149
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 11:20 Gorki
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 6000m 13:00 Litovka
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 08:55 bdOrt Dajevo
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 15:00 Uborov
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 15:15 Trud
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 1500m 10:10 02 251
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:28 02 211
Friday, October 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13:43 Kortchevka
Monday, October 25, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 200m 11:15 03 878
Saturday, November 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 14:35 Molovilovka
Saturday, November 06, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3500m 07:30 NW Kiev
Thursday, November 11, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 30m 09:40 NE Biala-Terkiev
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09:07 13 371
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 12:05 SW Klimovka
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:25 NE Kostyukovka
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:27 Logatino
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:30 13 377
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09:05 03 493
Monday, January 10, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 4500m 14:30 66 749
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:50 05 162
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10:36 06 788
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10:35 05 126
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 09:58 96 831
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 14:28 93 337
Saturday, April 08, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 09:38 42 676
Sunday, April 30, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 500m 13:47 42 871
Friday, June 23, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 10:30 05 421
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 100m 10:50 05 382
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10:36 05 427
Friday, June 30, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 17:50 94 313
Sunday, July 09, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 07:15 64 744
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 17:50 32 816
Saturday, July 29, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 10:05 34 746
Monday, August 07, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 500m 08:30 22 312
Monday, August 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 17:22 12 328
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 08:36 24 765
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 14:20 24 791
Friday, August 18, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 16:40 13 392
Sunday, August 20, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:42 13 523
Monday, August 21, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 500m 16:22 12 522
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51   08:42 23 129
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 1000m 08:25 23 128
Thursday, August 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 14:37 13 264
Thursday, August 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 11:45 24 745
Friday, August 25, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-7 300m 06:57 13 529
Friday, August 25, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 07:14 13 521
Saturday, August 26, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 500m 08:45 13 264
Monday, August 28, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 14:11 13 245
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 16:55 27 516
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 16:58 27 556
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 500m 16:12 37 346
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 500m 15:56 37 354
Friday, September 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 10:27 27 491
Sunday, September 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08:28 37 362 (E)
Thursday, October 05, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 15:27 27 883
Thursday, October 05, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 15:30 27 739
Friday, October 06, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 11:44 36 345
Friday, October 06, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 11:58 36 377
Monday, October 09, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 14:38 26 725
Friday, October 13, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 15:34 25 267
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:45 16 173
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 15:05 16 326
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 12:05 25 228
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:47 16 155
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:46 16 157
Monday, October 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 09:59 25 256
Monday, October 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 10:02 25 261
Wednesday, October 18, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 09:46 25 484
Friday, October 20, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 10:06 25 243
Sunday, October 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 12:36 25 367
Tuesday, October 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 12:45 25 511
Thursday, December 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-3 Low Level 12:18 25 329
Sunday, February 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, February 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Friday, February 23, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Wednesday, April 25, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -

Knights Cross

Kurt Knappe

Kurt Knappe was born on 2 June 1918 at Berlin. On completion of fighter pilot training in spring 1941, Knappe was posted to JG51. Gefreiter Knappe was assigned to 5./JG51.Knappe participated in the invasion of Russia and gained his first victory on 24 July 1941. By the end of the year his victory total had risen to nine. Unteroffizier Knappe gained his 50th and 51st victories on 4 October 1942 and was awarded the Deutches Kreuz in Gold. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 3 November 1942.

Knappe was then transferred to 7./JG2 at the end of November 1942 to undertake Reichverteidigung duties. On 20 April, he transferred to 10./JG2 where he gained his final victories. On 3 September 1943, Knappe was shot down and killed in combat with USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers and escorting P-47 fighters over Evreux, France in Fw-190A-6 (W.Nr. 470016).

Kurt Knappe was credited with 56 victories. He recorded 51 victories over the Eastern front. Of the
five victories recorded over the Western front, four were four-engine heavy bombers.

Units:5./JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 7./JG-2 (11/42), 10./JG-2 (4/43), 11./JG-2 (9/43)

Awards:RK(11/3/42), DK-G(10/5/42), EP(5/18/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 'Blk 4'(8/42)in 5/JG-51, Fw 190A-4 WNr 2413 'Wh 1+I' in 7/JG-2, Fw 190A-6 WNr 470016 (lost 9/3/43)

Remarks:KIA 3 September, 1943 in aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 421 Sq. over Evreux France. 1 bomber. 51 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 26 July, 1941. A Douglas on 26 August, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 28 September, 1941. A DB-3 on 17 November, 1941. A Pe-2 on 21 January, 1942. An I-18 SW of Modyn on 7 March, 1942. Three MiG-3's on 9 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. Two MiG-3's on 22 August, 1942. Three Il-2's in the Rzhev area on 9 September, 1942. A U-2 and a Yak-1 on 14 September, 1942. One known Western victory, a B-17 on 30 December, 1942. Another, a B-17 near Paris on 3 September, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories.

Asisbiz Database of 43 aerial victories for Kurt Knappe

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 24.7.1941   E/a 5./JG51  
2 26.7.1941 12:35 DB-3 5./JG51  
3 26.8.1941 18:15 Douglas 5./JG51  
4 30.8.1941 17:40 Pe-2 5./JG51  
5 6.9.1941 13:35 R-3 5./JG51  
6 13.9.1941 10:10 DB-3 5./JG51  
7 28.9.1941 10:00 Pe-2 5./JG51  
8 11.10.1941 11:07 T-2 5./JG51  
9 17.11.1941 14:32 DB-3 5./JG51  
  21.1.1942 12:27 Pe-2 5./JG51  
  7.3.1942 14:15 I-18 5./JG51 SW Modyn: no height
  31.3.1942 13:37 Il-2 5./JG51 SE Juschnowo: no height
  7.7.1942 11:21 MiG-3 5./JG51  
  9.7.1942 7:35 MiG-3 5./JG51  
  9.7.1942 7:37 MiG-3 5./JG51  
  9.7.1942 7:47 MiG-3 5./JG51  
  11.7.1942 13:05 MiG-1 5./JG51  
  2.8.1942 13:05 Il-2 5./JG51 47 583: at 600m
  2.8.1942 18:17 Pe-2 5./JG51 47 574: at 1.000m
  4.8.1942 10:16 MiG-3 5./JG51 47 591: at 700m
  4.8.1942 14:25 Pe-2 5./JG51 47 563: at 1.000m
  5.8.1942 18:10 Pe-2 5./JG51 56 432: at 2.800m
  13.8.1942 8:52 Il-2 5./JG51 64 512: tiefflug
  18.8.1942 8:15 Yak-1 5./JG51 54 211: at 3.000m
  22.8.1942 13:10 MiG-3 5./JG51 55 764: at 1.000m
  22.8.1942 18:12 MiG-3 5./JG51 64 171: at 400m
  23.8.1942 10:05 LaGG-3 5./JG51 64 171: at 500m
  23.8.1942 10:08 LaGG-3 5./JG51 64 171: at 600m
  9.9.1942 10:57 Il-2 5./JG51 E Rzhev: no height
  9.9.1942 11:01 Il-2 5./JG51 NE Rzhev: no height
  9.9.1942 17:30 Il-2 5./JG51 47 754: no height
  14.9.1942 10:01 U-2 5./JG51 47 584: no height
  14.9.1942 10:14 Yak-1 5./JG51 47 571: at 2.000m
  21.9.1942 8:02 R-5 5./JG51 47 812: no height
  23.9.1942 15:00 I-16 Rata 5./JG51 47 612: at 2.000m
  1.10.1942 9:35 R-5 5./JG51 46 214: tiefflug
50 4.10.1942 13:05 LaGG-3 5./JG51 8km E Peno
51 4.10.1942 13:10 LaGG-3 5./JG51 5km SE Peno
52 30.12.1942 11:45 B-17 7./JG2 14 West N/45/2/1
  6.3.1943 15:11 B-17 7./JG2 14 West N/58217 / Claimed as Stirling
  28.6.1943 19:03 B-17 10./JG2 604 / 15 West
56 3.9.1943 9:50 B-17 10./JG2 Paris area

Victories : 56
Awards : Ehrenpokal (18 May 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 September 1942)
Ritterkreuz (3 November 1942)
Units : JG51, JG2

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Asisbiz Database of 43 aerial victories out 56 for Kurt Knappe

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
26-Jul-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 DB-3   12.35  
26-Aug-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Douglas   18.15  
30-Aug-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Pe-2   17.40  
06-Sep-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 R-3   13.35  
13-Sep-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 DB-3   10.10  
28-Sep-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Pe-2   10.00  
11-Oct-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 T-2   11.07  
17-Nov-41 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 DB-3   14.32  
21-Jan-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Pe-2   12.27  
07-Mar-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 I-18   14.15 SW Modyn
31-Mar-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51   13.37 SE Juschnowo
07-Jul-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3   11.21  
09-Jul-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3   07.47  
09-Jul-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3   07.35  
09-Jul-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3   07.37  
11-Jul-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-1   13.05  
02-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 18.17 47 574
02-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 600m 13.05 47 583
04-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 14.25 47 563
04-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3 700m 10.16 47 591
05-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Pe-2 2800m 18.10 56 432
13-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Low Level 08.52 64 512
18-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Yak-1 3000m 08.15 54 211
22-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3 1000m 13.10 55 764
22-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 MiG-3 400m 18.12 64 171
23-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 LaGG-3 500m 10.05 64 171
23-Aug-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 LaGG-3 600m 10.08 64 171
09-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51   11.01 NE Rzhev
09-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51   17.30 47 754
09-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51   10.57 E Rzhev
14-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 Yak-1 2000m 10.14 47 571
14-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 U-2   10.01 47 584
21-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 R-5   08.02 47 812
23-Sep-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 I-16 Rata 2000m 15.00 47 612
01-Oct-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 R-5 Low Level 09.35 46 214
04-Oct-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 LaGG-3 3000m 13.05 8km E Peno
04-Oct-42 Kurt Knappe 5./JG51 LaGG-3 3000m 13.10 5km SE Peno
30-Dec-42 Kurt Knappe 7./JG2 B-17 Fortress 5000m 11.45 14 West N/45/2/1
06-Mar-43 Kurt Knappe 7./JG2 B-17 Fortress 4000m 15.11 14 West N/58217 as Stirling
28-Jun-43 Kurt Knappe 1./JG2 B-17 Fortress 50m 19.03 604/15 West
03-Sep-43 Kurt Knappe 10./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 09.50 Raum Paris
06-Mar-44 Kurt Knappe 7./JG2 B-17 Fortress 4000m 15.11 14 West N/58217 as Stirling
10-Oct-44 Kurt Knappe 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 09.08 47 123

Knights Cross

Heinrich 'Gaudi' Krafft

Heinrich 'Gaudi' Krafft was born on 13 August 1914 at Bilin in Böhmen. He joined the army and served with Infanterieregiment 9 before transferring to the Luftwaffe in 1936. In 1939, Krafft was serving with JG51. Oberleutnant Krafft was assigned to III./JG51. He claimed his first victories during the French campaign, when he shot down two RAF Hurricane fighters near Rotterdam on 11 May 1940. He was wounded in aerial combat during May, which resulted in his being out of action for a considerable period. Krafft had four victories to his credit at the time. Krafft was appointed Staffelkapitän of III./JG51 on 11 November 1940 and led the unit for the invasion of Russia. On the first day of the campaign, 22 June 1941, Krafft shot down four Russian aircraft to record his fifth through ninth victories. He recorded his 10th victory on 29 June when he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter. On 31 August he claimed three DB-3 twin-engined bombers (16-18). His 20th victory was achieved on 4 October when he claimed another I-16 shot down. On 6 December, Krafft shot down three enemy aircraft to record his 29th through 31st victories. By the end of 1941, he had increased his victory total to 34.

On 17 February 1942, Krafft shot down a Russian I-61 fighter to record his 40th victory. Oberleutnant Krafft was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz on 25 January 1942 and the Ritterkreuz on 18 March 1942 for 48 victories recorded in over 300 missions. On 1 June 1942, Hauptmann Krafft was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG51 after Hauptmann Josef Fözö (27 victories, RK) was injured in a landing accident the previous day. In August 1942, I./JG51 transferred to Jesau for conversion to the Fw-190A-2 and A-3, returning to action on 6 September as the first unit to introduce the new fighter on the Eastern Front. Shortly afterwards, I./JG51 was transferred to the Leningrad sector as the Russians attempted to lift the siege of the city. Krafft claimed his 60th victory south of Belyi on 14 December 1942. He survived the crash-landing but was beaten to death by Russian soldiers.

Heinrich 'Gaudi' Krafft flew a total of 350 missions and claimed 78 victories, all but four on the Eastern Front, including at least nine Il-2 Sturmoviks.

Units:3./JG-51 (5/40), Stfkpt 3./JG-51 (2/42 Stolzy), JG-3, Kdr I./JG-51 (6/42 S.U.)

Awards:RK(3/18/42), DK-G(1/25/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E in 3/51, Bf 109F-2 WNr 7221 'Yellow 7' (2/42), Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-3 WNr 130539 (or 1305539) 'Black <<+3' (lost 12/14/42)

Remarks:KIA 14 December, 1942. Shot down in Wk# 0539 by AA fire southwest of Rzhev, near Bjelic and killed (beaten to death) by Soviet troops. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Hurricanes over Rotterdam, 11 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Abbeville on 21 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk-75 at Abbeville on 22 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 25 June, 1941. An I-16 on 29 June, 1941. A V-11 on 26 August, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 31 August, 1941; all three DB-3's. An I-61 on 1 December, 1941. A triple victory on 6 December, 1941; two I-61's and a 'BSch'. Two I-61's on 10 February, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Lagodanaya on 23 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 November, 1942. Three Il-2's on 26 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. Two Il-2's in the Solamino/Barnicki areas on 4 December, 1942. An La-5 on 8 December, 1942. Victories 77 & 78, a LaGG-3 and a Pe-2 on 10 December, 1942, days before his death. Flew Bf 109 F-2 'Yellow 7' in 3/JG-51 in March 1942. 4 victories in the West. Nicknamed 'Gaudi'. Bowers/Lednicer, 78 victories. Photo

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 11.5.1940 18:08 3./JG 51 Rotterdam
2 11.5.1940 18:16 3./JG 51 Rotterdam
3 21.5.1940 8:10 Morane 406 3./JG 51 Abbeville
4 22.5.1940 - Hawk-75A 3./JG 51 Abbeville
5 22.6.1941 7:02 I-15 3./JG 51 -
6 22.6.1941 9:55 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
7 22.6.1941 10:02 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
8 22.6.1941 17:45 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
9 25.6.1941 14:00 SB-3 3./JG 51 -
10 29.6.1941 12:40 I-16 3./JG 51 -
11 30.6.1941 13:05 SB-3 3./JG 51 -
12 30.6.1941 18:50 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
13 13.7.1941 14:55 SB-3 3./JG 51 -
14 24.7.1941 11:30 Seversky 3./JG 51 -
15 26.8.1941 17:14 V-11 3./JG 51 Il-2
16 31.8.1941 10:25 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
17 31.8.1941 10:31 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
18 31.8.1941 10:36 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
19 8.9.1941 9:30 Pe-2 3./JG 51 -
20 4.10.1941 8:20 I-16 3./JG 51 -
21 8.10.1941 14:45 DB-3 3./JG 51 -
22 10.10.1941 11:00 I-61 3./JG 51 -
23 11.10.1941 14:35 I-61 3./JG 51 -
24 22.10.1941 11:35 I-61 3./JG 51 -
25 24.10.1941 15:45 I-61 3./JG 51 -
26 25.10.1941 8:50 I-61 3./JG 51 -
27 1.12.1941 13:13 I-61 3./JG 51 -
28 5.12.1941 14:30 I-61 3./JG 51 -
29 6.12.1941 11:32 I-61 3./JG 51 -
30 6.12.1941 14:38 Schlachtflugzeug 3./JG 51 -
31 6.12.1941 14:40 I-61 3./JG 51 -
32 12.12.1941 12:19 I-61 3./JG 51 -
33 18.12.1941 11:00 I-61 3./JG 51 -
34 18.12.1941 11:07 Schlachtflugzeug 3./JG 51 -
35 25.1.1942 15:03 I-61 3./JG 51 -
36 26.1.1942 15:20 I-61 3./JG 51 -
37 10.2.1942 15:14 I-61 3./JG 51 -
38 10.2.1942 15:17 I-61 3./JG 51 -
39 16.2.1942 15:25 I-61 3./JG 51 -
40 17.2.1942 16:20 I-61 3./JG 51 -
41 18.2.1942 15:30 I-61 3./JG 51 -
42 20.2.1942 10:10 U-2 3./JG 51 -
? 30.4.1942 16:33 Il-2 3./JG 51 -
? 7.8.1942 9:55 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 46 293: at 600m
60 30.9.1942 - E/a Stab I./JG 51 -
? 23.10.1942 15:22 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 51 E Lagodanaya Divina: no height
? 11.11.1942 14:16 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 51 27 814 at 1.500-2.000m
? 26.11.1942 - E/a Stab I./JG 51 -
? 26.11.1942 12:24 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 26 422: tiefflug
? 26.11.1942 12:26 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 26 284: tiefflug
? 26.11.1942 12:28 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 26 284: tiefflug
? 30.11.1942 12:07 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 46 131: no height
71 4.12.1942 - E/a Stab I./JG 51 -
72 4.12.1942 - E/a Stab I./JG 51 -
73 4.12.1942 - E/a Stab I./JG 51 -
74 4.12.1942 9:25 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 Solamino: 200m
75 4.12.1942 9:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG 51 Barnicki: 300m
76 8.12.1942 13:35 La-5 Stab I./JG 51 26 281 at 2.000m
77 10.12.1942 9:35 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG 51 2.000m
78 10.12.1942 12:28 Pe-2 Stab I./JG 51 -

Victories : 78
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (25 January 1942)
Ritterkreuz (18 March 1942)
Units : JG51

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Asisbiz Database of 55 aerial victories for Helmut Meckel

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51   18.08 Rotterdam
11-May-40 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51   18.16 Rotterdam
21-May-40 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 Morane 406 5700m 08.10 Abbeville
22-May-40 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 Hawk-75A     Abbeville
22-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   17.45 Eastern Front
22-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   10.02 Eastern Front
22-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-15 Rata   07.02 Eastern Front
22-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   09.55 Eastern Front
25-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 SB-3   14.00 Eastern Front
29-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-16 Rata   12.40 Eastern Front
30-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 SB-3   13.05 Eastern Front
30-Jun-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   18.50 Eastern Front
13-Jul-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 SB-3   14.55 Eastern Front
24-Jul-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 Seversky   11.30 Eastern Front
26-Aug-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 V-11   17.14 Eastern Front
31-Aug-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   10.25 Eastern Front
31-Aug-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   10.31 Eastern Front
31-Aug-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   10.36 Eastern Front
08-Sep-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 Pe-2   09.30 Eastern Front
04-Oct-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-16 Rata   08.20 Eastern Front
08-Oct-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 DB-3   14.45 Eastern Front
11-Oct-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   14.35 Eastern Front
22-Oct-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   11.35 Eastern Front
24-Oct-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.45 Eastern Front
25-Oct-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   08.50 Eastern Front
01-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   13.13 Eastern Front
05-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   14.30 Eastern Front
06-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   11.32 Eastern Front
06-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 BSch FL 2   14.38 Eastern Front
06-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   14.40 Eastern Front
12-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   12.19 Eastern Front
18-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   11.00 Eastern Front
18-Dec-41 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 BSch   11.07 Eastern Front
25-Jan-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.03 Eastern Front
26-Jan-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.20 Eastern Front
10-Feb-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.17 Eastern Front
10-Feb-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.14 Eastern Front
16-Feb-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.25 Eastern Front
17-Feb-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   16.20 Eastern Front
18-Feb-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 I-61   15.30 Eastern Front
20-Feb-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51 U-2   10.10 Eastern Front
30-Apr-42 Heinrich Krafft III./JG51   16.33 Eastern Front
07-Aug-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 600m 09.55 46 293
23-Oct-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3   15.22 E Lagodanaya Divina
11-Nov-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 1500-2000m 14.16 27 814
26-Nov-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 Low Level 12.24 26 422
26-Nov-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 Low Level 12.26 26 284
26-Nov-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 Low Level 12.28 26 284
30-Nov-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51   12.07 46 131
04-Dec-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 200m 09.25 b Solamino
04-Dec-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 300m 09.30 b Barnicki
08-Dec-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 La-5 2000m 13.35 26 281
10-Dec-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 09.35 bei Location
10-Dec-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51 Pe-2   12.28 bei Location Bodennahe
14-Dec-42 Heinrich Krafft Stab I./JG51     MiA bei Bjeloj Jagerbeschuss

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Heinz Schawaller

Units:1/JG-51 (S.U.)

Awards:EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 WNr 6663 'White 7' (lost 10/23/41)

Remarks:KIA 23 October, 1941 in aerial combat near Moshaisk with Soviet fighters of the 34 Fighter Aviation Regt.. Magnus, 12 victories. Alternate spelling: Schwaller.

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Walter Schick

Units:2./JG-51 (7/41 S.U.)

Awards:EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 WNr 9713 'Black 5' (lost 11/15/41)

Remarks:MIA 15 November, 1941, no cause or location reported. His first known Soviet victory, a ZKB-19 on 5 July, 1941. An I-16 on 27 July, 1941. A 2nd, an R-5 on 9 August, 1941. An SB-3 on 23 September, 1941. An I-61 on 10 October, 1941. Another I-61 on 22 October, 1941. A 'Trainer AC' on 24 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 13 November, 1941.

Asisbiz Database of 9 aerial victories for Walter Schick

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
05-Jul-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 ZKB-19   12.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Jul-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 I-16 Rata   17.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Aug-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 R-5   07.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Sep-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 SB-3   14.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Oct-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 I-61   13.06 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Oct-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 Pe-2   13.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Oct-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 I-61   16.03 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Oct-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 Schl.Flugz.   12.31 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Nov-41 Walter Schick 2./JG51 Pe-2   15.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)

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Erich Viebahn

Units:3./JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 2./JGr Süd (8/43), Stfkpt 10./JG-11 (5/44)

Awards:EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F in JG-51, Fw 190A

Remarks:Two known Soviet victories, both DB-3's on 22 June, 1941. A 3rd, a SB-3 on 13 July, 1941. A B-17 by Johanneinberg on 17 August, 1943.

Asisbiz Database of 5 aerial victories for Lt. Erich Viebahn

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
22-Jun-41 Erich Viebahn 3./JG51 DB-3   09.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Jun-41 Erich Viebahn 3./JG51 DB-3   09.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Jun-41 Erich Viebahn 3./JG51 I-16 Rata   13.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-41 Erich Viebahn 3./JG51 SB-3   14.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
17-Aug-43 Erich Viebahn 2./JGr.Sud B-17 Fortress 5500m 12.25 bei Johanneinberg

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  • 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/