13 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52- 13.(Slow)/JG 52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 13.(Slow)/JG 52 (Black 4+) Jozef Jančovič Russia 28th Jan 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 2./JG3 (Black 4+) Jozef Jancovic (was a Slovakian pilot) shows the damaged his aircraft received after comabat with a Soviet Rata Russia 28th Jan 1943. Messerschmitt Bf 109F of 13.(Slow)/JG 52 Already battle-veary by their previous Luftwaffe service, Bf 109Es with which Slovak pilots flew to the Eastern front in 1942 were objectively obsolete at that time and quickly loosing their combat effectivnes. Situation was solved with Germans loaning Bf 109F-4s and later Bf 109Gs to Slovak squadron. While there is many photos of Slovak Gustavs, this is not the case with Bf 109Fs in service with Letka 13, although this unit operated no less then 16 planes of this type which W.Nr. are known. This rare photo (indeed only known existing photo of Slovak Friedrich), taken at Krasnodar on 28 January 1943, shows čatnik Jozef Jančovič pointing out the severe combat damage inflicted on his Bf 109F. He had just returned from mission with a piece of I-16 wing embeded in his aircraft as a result of a head-on encounter which ended with the Soviet pilot trying to ram Slovak fighter. Tactic of raming enemy planes, sometimes used by Soviet pilots, was called "Taran". Judging by the amblem beneath the cockpit this Messerschmitt Bf 109F was once on stregth of 8./JG 3.

Source: HTmodel Special No.912 "Letka 13 v obrazoch 1940-1944", Photo Stanislav Bursa Collection

 
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Jozef Jancovic - Jozef Jančovič

Units:13.(Slow)/JG 52

Awards:

Known Aircraft:

Remarks:Jozef Jancovic a Slovak whilst serving with JG3 was wounded in combat with a Soviet aircraft and died later of his wounds 30th Mar 1943 in a near by field hospital.

Asisbiz database list of 6 aerial victories for Jozef Jancovic - Jozef Jančovič

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Thursday, January 28, 1943 Jozef Jankovic 13.(Slow)/JG52 I-153 200m 06:20 85 191 (S Cholmskaya)
Wednesday, February 03, 1943 Jozef Jankovic 13.(Slow)/JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 09:22 95 153
Wednesday, March 17, 1943 Jozef Jankovic 13.(Slow)/JG52 I-16 Rata 600m 08:25 86 374
Wednesday, March 17, 1943 Jozef Jankovic 13.(Slow)/JG52 I-16 Rata 100m 08:38 26 372
Monday, March 22, 1943 Jozef Jankovic 13.(Slow)/JG52 I-153 300m 14:33 86 752
Monday, March 22, 1943 Jozef Jankovic 13.(Slow)/JG52 I-16 Rata 80m 14:35 86 761

 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/