III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - III./JG52
7 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 7./JG52
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG52 (White 1+~) Staffelkapitan Oblt. Hans Jorg Zimmermann Russia 1941
Photo 01: 'White 1' was flown by the Staffelkapitan of 7./JG52, Oblt. Hans Jorg Zimmermann.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 7./JG52 (White 1+~) Uffz.Edmund Roßmann Russia 1941
Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 7./JG52 'White 1' of 7./JG52, was flown by Uffz. Edmund Roßmann.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 7.III/JG52 (White 9+~) Uffz.Edmund Roßmann Russia 1941
Photo 01: 'White 1' of 7./JG52, was flown by Uffz.Edmund Roßmann.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG52 (White 3+~) Russia 1941
Photo 01: This early Bf 109F, 'White 3', belonged to 7./JG52.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG52 (White 5+~) Russia Feb 27, 1942
Photo 01-02: Stills from a cine-film showing Bf 109F 'White 5' of 7./JG52 closing up extremely tightly to the filming aircraft.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG52 (W8+~) Werner Stapel WNr 7017 July 21 1941 00
Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F.4 'White 8' of 7./JG52 Finished in a camouflage scheme of 74/75/76, the colors on the wing uppersurfaces of this aircraft, W.Nr. 7017, have soft demarcation lines rather than being hard-edged and angular. The fuselage has been res prayed to include a heavy mottle of Green 70 and the cowling, originally yellow overall, has been covered with camouflage colors leaving only the lower section still yellow. Note also that the emblem of III./JG52 on the forward fuselage has also been partly obscured and that the usual red cross on the fuselage access panel is missing. The freshly applied white tip to the Green 70 spinner contrasts with the weathered white segment.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG52 (W8+~) Stapel WNr 7017 July 21 1941 01-03
Photo's 01-03: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 'White 8' of 7./JG52 being made ready for another sortie in Russia. The rudder on this aircraft was marked with 12 victory tabs, the first dated 24 June 1940 while the first over a Russian aircraft was elated 26 June 1941. It is believed that this aircraft is the one in which Fw. Werner Stapel was killed when it crashed due to engine trouble on 16 October 1941.
8 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 8./JG52
Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 8./JG52 (Black 4+~) Russia July 1941
Photo 01: 'Black 4', a Bf 109F-2 of 8./JG52, photographed in the Summer of 1941. Note the tyres have been covered to protect them from the sun and that despite regulations calling for a white segment to be factory-applied to the spinner, this appears to have been omitted.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 8./JG52 (Red 2+~) Russia Summer 1941
Photo 01: Bf 109F-4s of III./JG52 in the Summer of 1941.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 8. Staffel JG52 (Red 4+~) Russia 1941
Photo 01: With the beginning of bad weather on the Eastern Front, the temperature dropped to as low as -45C. These Bf 109F-4s of III./JG52 belonged to 8. Staffel.
9 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 9./JG52
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9./JG52 (Y2+) Leopold 'Poldi' Steinbatz Romania 1941
Pilots 9./JG52 Leopold Steinbatz 01
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 9./JG52 (Yellow 3+) Russia 1942-43
Photo 01: Ground staff servicing their aircraft in extreme conditions during the Winter of 1942/43. In this photograph Bf 109F 9./JG52 (Y3+) being made ready for an armament harmonization check. The ground has already been prepared - no mean feat when it was frozen rock hard - and the machine has been jacked up into the correct firing position. Before any test or adjustments can be carried out, the engine and the weapons are warmed using a mobile heater.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 9./JG52 (Yellow 3+) Russia 1942-43
Photo 02: A mechanic directing warm air ducting from a mobile heater to melt the ice on the horizontal tail surfaces of Bf-109.
Messerschmitt Bf 109F 9./JG52 (Yellow 5+) Russia 1942-43
Photo 01: Ground staff servicing their aircraft in extreme conditions during the Winter of 1942/43. In this photograph, 'Yellow 5' of 9./JG52 is being refuelled.
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9./JG52 (Y10+~) Friedrich Brückmann Taganrog Russia Spring 1942
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9. Staffel JG52 (Yellow 11+~) Russia 1941
Photo 01: With the beginning of bad weather on the Eastern Front, the temperature dropped to as low as -45C. These Bf 109F-4s of III./JG52 belonged to 9. Staffel.
Friedrich 'Fritz' Brückmann
Units:9./JG-52 (2/42 S.U.)
Awards:DK-G(5/17/43 Post.), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 109E & F< Bf 109G-2 WNr 13476 'Black <2' (lost)
Remarks:KIA 20 July, 1942; crashing after a Yak-1 struck his tail assembly. His first known Soviet victory, an I-26 on 18 February, 1942. A 2nd, an I-61 5 km SE of Staryy Salkow on 17 March, 1942. A MiG-1 10 km SE of Staryy Saltov on 14 May, 1942. Alternate spelling: Bruckmann.
Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Friedrich Brückmann
Edmund 'Paule' Rossmann - Edmund Roßmann
Units:7./JG-52 (1/42 S.U.)
Awards:RK(3/19/42) as Fw, DK-G(7/24/42), EP(11/6/41), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Known Aircraft:Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 'White 9' (9/41), Bf 109G-6 WNr 20154 'White 4' (lost 7/9/43)
Remarks:POW. On 9 July, 1943, he landed behind enemy lines in 'White 4' near Orel S.U. to rescue a shot-down fellow pilot, Lt Seyler, but was taken prisoner himself. He 'damaged' a Sworfish over the English Channel on 21 July, 1940, an Uffz at the time. Another 'damaged' claim, a Spitfire NE of Margate on 24 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 7 January, 1942. An I-61 on 18 February, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 23 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 21 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata, an I-153 and a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. Three LaGG-3's and an I-16 Rata on 30 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a LaGG-3 on 6 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 28 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3's on 30 April, 1943. A LaGG and a Pe-2 on 31 May, 1943. Two LaGG's and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. Returned from captivity in October 1949. 640 combat missions. 6 victories in the West during the Battle of Britain. Bowers/Lednicer, 93 victories.
Asisbiz Database List 49 of aerial victories for Edmund Roßmann
Leopold 'Bazi' Steinbatz or Leopold 'Bazi' or 'Poldi' Steinbatz
Leopold 'Bazi' Steinbatz was born on 25 October 1918 at Wien in Austria. In 1937, he joined the Austrian army. In 1939 he began his pilot training. In November 1940, Steinbatz was assigned to 9./JG52. Initially he flew as Rottenflieger to Hermann Graf (212 victories, RK-Br), participating in the invasions of the Balkans and Crete flying, mainly, ground attack missions. He gained his first victory over the Eastern Front on 4 August 1941. On 29 November, he recorded his 25th victory. On 14 February 1942, Feldwebel Steinbatz was awarded the Ritterkreuz after 42 victories. At the end of April he shot down six Russian aircraft to record his 44th through 49 victories. On 5 May 1942 he shot down his 50th and 51st enemy aircraft. He shot down seven Russian aircraft on 8 May (52-58). He claimed his 75th success on 20 May.
He claimed four victories on consecutive days on 1 and 2 June 1942. As a result Oberfeldwebel Steinbatz was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 96) on 2 June. By 11 June 1942, he had 95 victories to his credit. On 15 June 1942, Steinbatz recorded his 99th victory but, during the return from a combat sortie on this day, his Bf109F-4 (W.Nr. 13357) 'Yellow 2' was hit by Russian flak and crashed into forest near Voltschansk. Steinbatz was posthumously promoted to the rank of Leutnant and awarded the Schwertern (Nr 14) on 23 June 1942. 'Bazi' Steinbatz flew about 300 combat missions and shot down 99 enemy aircraft on the Eastern Front.
Awards:RK(2/14/42)-EL(6/2/42)-S(6/23/42 Post), DK-G(1/22/42), EP(12/8/41), EK 1 & 2, Ftr Oper.Clasp w/'300'
Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-4/R1 WNr 13357 'Yellow 2' (lost 6/15/42)
Remarks:MIA 15 June, 1942 in 'Yellow 2' in a forest near Woltschansk S.U. after shooting down 3 Russian AC. He had been hit by Russian AA fire and crashed behind enemy lines. One of the JG-52 'Experten' who began his career in the Kharkov area during Operation Barbarossa. First NCO to be awarded the Swords. Graf's wingman in Russia. All victories in Russia. One known victory, Nos.40, 41 & 42, two I-16's and a Soviet bomber on the Mius Front on 8 January, 1942. It was after these three victories that he received the RK. A MiG-1 20 km SE of Ark Monaj on 9 May, 1942. A double victory, both Su-2's on 13 May, 1942; one 5 km N of Bolshaya-Babka, the other at Marowaja. Bowers/Lednicer, 99 victories. Alternate spelling: Steinbach.
Asisbiz database list of 99 aerial victories for Leopold 'Bazi' Steinbatz
Asisbiz Database of 5 aerial victories out of 99 for Leopold Steinbatz
Hans-Jorg Zimmermann or Hans Jörg Zimmermann
Units:8./JG-52 (5/40), Stfkpt 7./JG-52 (7/41)
Awards:EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 109E
Remarks:KIA 1 September, 1941 in aerial combat with Soviet fighters. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A in the Reims/Epernay area, 3 June, 1940. The Magnus Report, 7 victories.
Asisbiz Database of 1 aerial victories for Hans-Jorg Zimmermann
Remarks: Sorry not data on Werner Stapel
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/