II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53 - II./JG53

4 Staffel II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53 - 4./JG53

Luftwaffe JG53 pilots Maltzahn,Wilcke,Kurt Brundle,Heinz Bretnutz,Stefan Utjens,Franz Gatz

Photo's 01-02: Major Gunther von Maltzahn with several of his pilots. From the left, Major von Maltzahn; Hptm. Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke, Kommandeur of III./JG53; Oblt. Kurt Brundle, Staffelkapitan of 5./JG53; Hptm Heinz Bretnutz, Kommandeur of II./JG53; Ofw. Stefan Utjens of 4./JG53 and Oblt. Franz Gatz, Staffelkapitan of 9./JG53.All these pilots would eventually be awarded the Ritterkreuz and some the higher grades, e.g. von Maltzahn and Brundle received the Oak Leaves and Wilcke the Swords.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 4./JG53 (White 4+-) Fritz Dinger WNr 7187 Solugubowka, Russia Oct 1941

Photo 01: Bf 109F4 4./JG53 (White 4+-) Fritz Dinger WNr 7187 Solugubowka, Russia Oct 1941 01

Rudder of Ofw. Fritz Dinger Bf 109F-4, WNr.7187, 'White 4' of 4./JG53, marked with 10 victory bars and photographed at Solugubowka on the day he crash landed, Oct 5 1941 including other photos taken later.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 4./JG53 (White 7+-) Otto Schlosser Russia Sep 1941

Photo's 01-02: In early September, Lt. Otto Schlosser of 4./JG53 was apparently involved in two accidents. On the first occasion, Schlosser is believed to have stalled while landing, with the result shown here. A few days later, on 6 September, II./JG53 moved to Lyuban, 66 km south of Schlisselburg in Northern Russia, in order to support army operations in that area. During the first day's operations from the new airfield, Schlosser was killed when his Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 WNr. 8389, struck an obstacle while taking off.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 4./JG53 (White 8+-) landing incident

6 Staffel II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 53 - 6./JG53

Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 6./JG53 (Yellow 10+) Oblt. Otto Bohner WNr 8100 March 1941

Photo 01: Oblt. Otto Bohner, the Staffelkaptin of 6./JG53 with his Bf109F-2, W.Nr. 8100. Photographed at the end of March 1941, Bohner's machine is marked with only four victories despite the fact that at this time he had claimed five. He scored his sixth on 20 April.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 6./JG53 (Yellow 12+) Dr. Felix Sauer France March 1941

 
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Otto Bohner - Erich (Otto) Boehner

Units:Stab II./JG-53, 6./JG-53 (11/40)

Awards:EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E

Remarks:Claimed a 'damaged' Morane 406 10 May, 1940, no location. Two more 'damaged' Moranes S of Sedan 13 May, 1940. A 4th 'damaged', a Hawk-75 on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 1st confirmed victory, a Hurricane on 15 November, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire SE of Dover on 20 April, 1941. A Spitfire east of Deal on 7 May, 1941. (Perry Claims, both 'confirmed' as Otto). Alternate spelling: Böhner.

Asisbiz Database of 4 aerial victories for Otto Bohner

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
15-Nov-40 Otto Bohner 6./JG53     Battle of Britain
07-May-41 Otto Bohner 6./JG53   06.30 Reich (Western Front)
29-Dec-41 Otto Bohner 6./JG53   10.05 Malta
25-Jan-42 Otto Bohner 6./JG53   10.57 Sudfront (MTO)

Knights Cross

Fritz Dinger

Fritz Dinger was born on 20 August 1915 at Ottweiler in Saar. He joined the Luftwaffe pre-war and trained as a fighter pilot. Dinger was posted to JG53 in August 1939. Unteroffizier Dinger was assigned to 4./JG53. He participated in the French campaign and the Battle of Britain. On 16 August 1940, Feldwebel Dinger was shot down and wounded. He was forced to come down in the sea 50km north of Cherbourg where he was rescued by the German air-sea rescue service. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant on 1 November 1940. Operating over the Eastern front, Dinger gained his first victory on 1 July 1941. By the end September he had raised his total to 11. On 5 October, he force-landed Bf 109 F-4 (W.Nr. 7187) near Solugubowka following aerial combat. Dinger escaped injury. In October 1941, II./JG53 was relocated to the North Sea coast based at Leeuwarden in Holland. Dinger claimed a RAF Blenheim twin-engined bomber shot down on 27 October to record his 12th victory. II./JG53 were relocated to Sicily in December 1941. He claimed six RAF fighters shot down over and around Malta during spring 1942 (13-18). On 26 July 1942, Dinger was transferred to I./JG53 based on the Eastern front. Leutnant Dinger was assigned to 1./JG53. During the summer months of 1942, Leutnant Dinger claimed 30 Russian aircraft shot down, including 29 victories from 1 to 22 September alone. On 15 October 1942, Dinger was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG53 based on Sicily in the Mediterranean theatre. Leutnant Dinger was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 23 December for 49 victories. He was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant a short while later. On 4 June 1943, he recorded his 60th victory. Dinger was killed by bomb fragments in an allied bombing raid of Scalea on 27 July 1943.

Fritz Dinger was credited with 67 victories in over 600 missions. He recorded 41 victories over the Eastern front.

Units:FlgzFr 4./JG-53 (5/40 Mannheim; Stfkpt 10/41), Stab I./JG-53 (8/42 S.U.), III./JG-53

Awards:RK(12/23/42), DK-G(11/23/42), EP(10/26/42), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Bdg(8/16/40), Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-3 (5/40), Bf 109F-4 WNr 7187 'White 4' (dam 10/5/41), Bf 109F in Staffel, Bf 109G-2/Trop 'White 4+-' in 4/JG-53

Remarks:KIA 27 July, 1943 from bomb fragments during an air raid in Scalea Italy. 600+combat missions. WIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat 50 km north of Cherbourg and crashing into the Channel (Prien). 50 victories in the East. Escaped injury on 5 October, 1941 in Wk# 7187 after crash landing near Solugubowka resulting from aerial combat damage. His 1st known western victory, No. 12, a Blenheim 6 km NW of Texel on 27 October, 1941. His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 W of Schintovo on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E Of Kanazov, a P-2 E of Kuserovo and an Il-2, no location, on 19 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 25 August, 1942. Two Il-2's and an I-180 on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two I-180's on 13 September, 1942. His 12th victory, a Blenheim of RAF No. 114 Sq. 15 km northwest of Texel on 27 October, 1941. One known Med. victory, a Spitfire 5 km east of Zonker Point Malta on 16 October, 1942. Another known Desert victory, a P-38 2 km south of Ferryville on 4 December, 1942. Several victories in Sicily. Bowers/Lednicer, 67 victories. Deceased.

List of 67 aerial victories for Fritz Dinger

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 1.7.1941 - E/a 4./JG53  
2 4.7.1941 16:46 SB-3 4./JG53  
3 4.7.1941 16:48 SB-3 4./JG53  
4 7.7.1941 10:45 SB-3 4./JG53  
5 10.7.1941 9:03 SB-3 4./JG53  
6 11.7.1941 - SB-3 4./JG53  
7 25.8.1941 13:42 I-18 4./JG53  
8 29.8.1941 15:57 I-16 4./JG53  
9 29.8.1941 16:22 Il-2 4./JG53  
10 29.8.1941 18:46 I-16 4./JG53  
11 28.9.1941 16:09 Pe-2 4./JG53  
12 27.10.1941 15:06~ 4./JG53 W Texel Is / Blenheim of 114 Sqn, RAF
13 22.2.1942 12:05 4./JG53 Malta
14 22.4.1942 10:30 4./JG53 Malta
15 15.6.1942 18:25 4./JG53 Malta
16 4.7.1942 - 4./JG53 Malta
17 7.7.1942 6:56 4./JG53 Malta
18 10.7.1942 10:41 4./JG53 Malta
19 29.8.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
20 4.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
21 7.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
22 9.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
23 9.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
24 10.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
25 10.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
26 11.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
27 11.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
28 12.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
29 12.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
30 13.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
31 13.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
32 15.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
33 15.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
34 15.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
35 17.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
36 17.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
37 18.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
38 19.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
39 19.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
40 21.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
41 21.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
42 21.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
43 22.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
44 22.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
45 22.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
46 23.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
47 24.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
48 24.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG53  
49 2.11.1942 - 2./JG53  
50 4.12.1942 11:31 P-38 4./JG53 2km S Ferryville
51 4.12.1942 15:52 Boston 4./JG53 30km SE Mateur
52 4.12.1942 15:53 Boston 4./JG53 31km SE Mateur
53 5.12.1942 12:30 Mitchell 4./JG53 10km W Cap Blanc
54 5.4.1943 9:13 P-38 4./JG53  
55 5.4.1943 - 4./JG53  
56 18.4.1943 19:02 P-40 4./JG53  
57 19.4.1943 15:57 4./JG53  
58 25.4.1943 13:59 4./JG53  
59 4.6.1943 7:56 4./JG53  
60 6.7.1943 15:22 4./JG53  
61 7.7.1943 17:18 P-40 4./JG53  
62 8.7.1943 12:25 B-17 4./JG53  
63 8.7.1943 16:18 P-40 4./JG53  
64 9.7.1943 7:43 P-40 4./JG53  
65 18.7.1943 7:45 4./JG53  
66 24.7.1943 12:55 B-26 4./JG53  
67 27.7.1943 9:25 P-40 4./JG53  

Victories : 67
Awards : Knight`s Cross (23 December 1942)
Units : JG53
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Asisbiz Database of 69 aerial victories for Fritz Dinger

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
04-Jul-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 SB-3   1645 Russia
04-Jul-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 SB-3   1646 Russia
04-Jul-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 SB-3   1648 Russia
10-Jul-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 SB-3   0953 Russia
25-Aug-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 I-18   1342 Russia
29-Aug-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 I-16   1846 Russia
29-Aug-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 V-11   1622 Russia
29-Aug-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 I-16   1557 Russia
28-Sep-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 Pe-2   1609 Russia
27-Oct-41 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 50-100m 15.08 15km NW Texel
22-Feb-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53   12.05  
22-Apr-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53   10.30  
15-Jun-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53   18.25 50km SW Gozo
02-Jul-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 8000m 07.48 15km NE La Valetta
07-Jul-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53   06.56  
10-Jul-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53   10.41  
13-Jul-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 500m 13.30 5-10km S. Kalafrana
18-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53   17.23 West of Schintovo
19-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 30m 17.47 40 774
19-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 P-2 1500m 11.30 E Kuserovo
19-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3 1500m 11.31 ow Kanazov
21-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3 1500m 17.30 40 740
25-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 MiG-1 Low Level 11.06 49 252
30-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 100m 09.00 49 162
30-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 100m 08.58 49 164
30-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 I-180 400m 08.11 49 533
31-Aug-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 500m 09.00 49 473
03-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 100m 09.43 49 421
03-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 Yak-1 4000m 15.10 40 721
06-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3 3500m 10.11 59 313
07-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 Low Level 15.54 40 783
07-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 100m 11.24 40 751
10-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3 2000m 14.03 49 442
11-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 Yak-1 400m 14.43 5km NE Karlanovo
13-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 I-180 300m 06.58 49 273
13-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 I-180 200m 06.40 49 432
15-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 300m 09.37 49 272
15-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 500m 09.26 49 243
16-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 La-5 1000m 09.45 49 450
23-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 LaGG-3 1000m 06.40 40 730
23-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 Yak-1 500m 16.40 40 640
24-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 MiG-1 1000m 07.06 40 750
25-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 Yak-1 3500m 16.32 40 520
25-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 MiG-1 500m 10.49 49 240
25-Sep-42 Fritz Dinger Stab I./JG53 100m 10.52 40 870
16-Oct-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 5000m 08.25 3-5km E Zonker-Point
02-Nov-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53      
04-Dec-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 A-20 Boston 50m 15.52 30km SE Mateur
04-Dec-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-38 Lightning   11.31 2km S Ferryville
04-Dec-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 A-20 Boston Low Level 15.52 31km SW Mateur
05-Dec-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 B-25 Mitchell   12.31  
05-Dec-42 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 B-25 Mitchell 1500m 12.31 10km W Kap Blanc
22-Mar-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 A-20 Boston 2000m 13.55 0873/13 Ost
05-Apr-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-38 Lightning 2000m 09.13 40km N Feccabra
05-Apr-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53      
18-Apr-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-40E Warhawk 500m 19.02 10km SW Ras el Alma
19-Apr-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 3500m 15.57 10km W Zaociete
25-Apr-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 1000m 13.59 10km S Hammamet
22-May-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 5000m 18.44 5km NW Scoglitti
04-Jun-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 700m 07.56 20km N La Valetta
06-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 2500m 15.22 1km W Pozallo
07-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-40 Kittyhawk Low Level 17.18 35km SW Marsala
08-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 B-17F 3500m 12.25 20km S Mangento
08-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-40 Kittyhawk 2000m 16.18 500m W Sciacca
09-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-40 Kittyhawk 1500m 07.43 2-3km NNE Sciacca
18-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53   07.45  
24-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 B-26 Marauder 1000m 12.55 30km NE Stromboli
27-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53 P-40E Warhawk 15m 09.25 2-3km E Cesarò (W Etna)
27-Jul-43 Fritz Dinger 4./JG53     KiA Bombenangriff Scalea

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Dr. Felix Sauer

Units:9./JG-53(10/39), 3./JG-53('40), 6./JG-53(4/41), 10(Jabo)./JG-53 (1/42 San Pietro), JG-105, JG-11 wars end

Awards:EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-3('39), Bf 109F-2'Yel 12' (4/41) in 6/JG-53, Bf 109F-4/Z WNr 7473 'Wh 3' (90% dam 3/27/42) in 10(Jabo)

Remarks:Shot down 16 May, 1942 by Spitfires off Pozzallo Malta in his Bf 109 F-4 Werk # 7282 'White 6' and rescued by an Italian torpedo boat after bailing safely. He lost 'White 3' when he belly-landed on 27 March 1942 in water just off shore at Pozzallo, on the Sicilian coast due to engine failure (Prien). The AC was written off due to salt water corrosion. He also flew the Bf 109 F-4/B in the Jabo Staffel. One known victory, his 1st a Blenheim at Map Quadrant 33-1 on 28 August, 1941. Battle of Britain pilot in 3/JG-53. Deceased 4 July, 1999.

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Otto Schlosser

Units:4/JG-53 (9/41 S.U.)

Awards:Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 'White 7' (Damaged 9/41), Bf 109F-4 WNr 8389 'White 7+-' (lost 9/6/41)

Remarks:Believed KIC 6 September, 1941 when he hit an obstacle on takeoff from Ljuban. Schlosser's F-2 was damaged during another earlier emergency landing in September, 1941. Source: Jochen Prien

 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/