7. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 7./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 7./JG54 (White 1+~) Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia Aug 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 7./JG54 (White 2+~) Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia 1941 0A-0B

Profile 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 flown by Lt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann of 7./JG54 Lt. Ostermann's 'White 2', W.Nr. 5485, is shown here as it appeared in the Autumn of 1941 when the pilot had 33 victories. The camouflage finish consists of the standard 74/75/76 scheme with the fuselage mottled in 74 and 75 and yellow theatre markings in the usual areas. The tip of the Green 70 spinner is in black and white, the badge of III./JG54 appears under the cockpit, and the winged clog emblem of 7. Staffel is painted on the cowling.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 7./JG54 (White 2+~) Max-Hellmuth Ostermann WNr 5485 Russia Aug 1941 01-02

Photo's 01-02: Mechanics at work on the Bf 109F-2 flown by Lt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann of 7./JG54, probably in August 1941. Later, this machine was repainted (BELOW) and by the Autumn of 1941, when Ostermann's 33 kill markings were recorded on the yellow rudder, the band ahead of the fuselage Balkenkreuz had been positioned as a backing to the cross. This in turn allowed the number '2' to be repositioned closer to the cross.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (W2+~) Ostermann WNr 5485 Russia Aug 1941 03

Photo 03: Ostermann, on the right, with the rudder of his machine, now marked with more than 40 victory bars.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (W2+~) Ostermann WNr 5485 Russia Aug 1941 04

Photo 04: Lt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann (centre, facing camera) surrounded by fellow officers. Ostermann joined 7,/JG54 in April 1940 and claimed two victories during the French campaign, six during the Battle of Britain and one in the Balkans. In Russia, he quickly became one of the most successful pilots and was one of the best at aerial combat manoeuvres despite being so small that wooden blocks had to be added to his rudder pedals. He is seen here shortly after receiving the Ritterkreuz which was awarded on 4 September 1941 when he had 29 victories.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (W2+~) Ostermann WNr 5485 Russia Aug 1941 05

Photo 05: Mechanics at work on the Bf 109F-2 flown by Lt. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann of 7./JG54.

Luftwaffe JG54 pilot Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 01

Photo 01: Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann with Eichenlaub mit Schwerten zum Ritterkreuz, awarded on 17 May 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 7./JG54 (White 1+~) Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Russia 1942 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 'White 1' flown by Obl. Werner Pichon-Kalau yom Hofe of 7./JG54, June 1942 'White 6' is believed to have been finished in a two-tone green scheme of the RLM colours 70 and 71 with 76 undersurfaces. Note that while this machine has a standard yellow cowling beneath the nose, there is no evidence of a yellow fuselage band but the yellow beneath the wingtips extends as far as the Balkenkreuz. Other interesting features of this machine include the spinner design and the fact that the uppersurface camouflage wraps around the leading edge of the wings. The frame for the armoured windscreen is also darker than the main canopy framing.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 7./JG54 (White 1+~) Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: Several views of 'White 1', the Bf 109F flown by Obl. Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe. The original badge of 7./JG54 was a winged clog but, as shown in these photographs, it was later superimposed upon the badge of Hamburg, vom Hofe's home town, when he himself took over the Staffel.

Luftwaffe JG54 pilot Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe Russia 1942 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 7./JG54 (White 6+~) Obl. Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe Russia 1942 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F. 2 'White 6' flown by Obl. Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe of 7./JG54, June 1942 'White 6' is believed to have been finished in a two-tone green scheme of the RLM colours 70 and 71 with 76 undersurfaces. Note that while this machine has a standard yellow cowling beneath the nose, there is no evidence of a yellow fuselage band but the yellow beneath the wingtips extends as far as the Balkenkreuz. Other interesting features of this machine include the spinner design and the fact that the uppersurface camouflage wraps around the leading edge of the wings. The frame for the armoured windscreen is also darker than the main canopy framing.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (White 6+~) Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: Several views of 'White 6', the Bf 109F flown by Obl. Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe. The original badge of 7./JG54 was a winged clog but, as shown in these photographs, it was later superimposed upon the badge of Hamburg, vom Hofe's home town, when he himself took over the Staffel.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (White 6+~) Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe Russia 1942 02

Photo 02: The photograph shows White 6 flying as bomber escort.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (White 6+~) Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe Russia 1942 03-04

Photo 03-04: These photograph's clearly show the extent of the yellow paint applied under the wingtips of this machine.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (White 1+~) Friedrich Rupp Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: Two Messerschmitt Bf 109Fs of 7./JG54 in mid-1942. In the foreground is 'White 1 which was flown by Lt. Friedrich Rupp who, at this time, had 20 victories. Rupp was later awarded the Ritterkreuz on 24 January 1943 with 50 victories and increased his score to 52 before being killed in the West on 19 June 1943, almost exactly a year after this photograph was taken. The machine in the background, 'White 6' was Obl. Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe's, also shown opposite.

Luftwaffe JG54 pilot Friedrich Rupp 01

Photo 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 7./JG54 (White 7+~) Friedrich Rupp Russia 1942 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 7./JG54 (White 2+~) Uffz. Johann Halfmann Finland, July 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4/R1 White 5 Werk Nr. 13171 flown by Uffz. Gerhard Raimann of 7./JG54, Russia May 1942

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4/R1 'White 5', W. Nr. 13171 flown by Uffz. Gerhard Raimann of 7./JG54, May 1942 Unlike many other JG54 aircraft, this machine does not appear to have received the modified two-tone green scheme favoured by the unit and is believed to have retained a 74/75/76 scheme, to which has been added a light 02 mottle. Note that the markings on this aircraft have been changed and that its earlier identity has been painted out with additional patches of 02. Four black victory bars appear on each side of the rudder, the W. Nr. 13171 has been applied at an angle on the fin, and the undercarriage doors have been removed.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (White 5+~) Uffz. Gerhard Raimann Werk Nr 13171 Russia 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: Uffz. Gerhard Raimann of 7./JG54 seems to have been a pilot blessed with good luck for, on two days in January 1942, the 23rd and 25th, his aircraft up-ended onto its propeller and on each occasion he was unhurt. On 8 May, the tail of his Bf 109F-4/R1,'White 5', WNr. 13171, received a direct hit by anti-aircraft fire. Although a damage assessment estimated the aircraft had been 10 per cent destroyed, Raimann once again escaped unhurt and is shown here alighting from his aircraft and inspecting the battle damage. At this time, Raimann had four confirmed victories and was eventually credited with 15 before, as a Feldwebel, his luck finally ran out on 20 February 1944 when he was shot down and killed over Germany by P-47s.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 7./JG54 (White 9+~) Karl-Heinz Kempf Russia 1942 00

Profile 00: This Messerschmitt Bf 109G belonging to 7./JG54 and coded (W9+~) and flown by Karl-Heinz Kempf based in Russia carries a dark green camoflage that could well consist of RLM71 and RLM70. Compared to other 'Greened up' 109's of JG54 this machine seems to have had the greens applied rather thinly. The overspray of the geschwader greenheart emblem and fuel triangle indicates that the green was simply added after the greenheart emblem had been applied. It also means that the aircraft was originally flown in it's grey scheme for a while before being repainted.

The rudder is marked with 48 victory bars which indicates that the photo must have been taken later than June 10 1942. Other 7./JG54 machines started wearing the revised staffelwappen at the time but this aircraft does not display it, although it's possible that it was added at a later date.

The year 1942 started well for Karl-Heinz Kempf. On a single sortie on Jan 2 1942, Kempf managed to shoot down 2 LaGG-3's, 2 I-16's and a Pe-2. The Pe-2 was downed with the last of Kempf's ammunition after it attacked the JG54 base at Siverskaya and Kempf and 7./JG54 had returned home and chanced upon the departing bombers. Two days later, Kempf was awarded the Knights Cross.

Kempf 95% damaged the 109 F-4 (Werk Nr 13154) he was flying on June 11 1942 after being hit by flak and making an emergency landing. The JG54 Loss List doesn't reveal the tactical numeral of the aircraft and it is not known whether the subject of the profile is the same aircraft.

References:
Prien, Die Jagdfliegerverbande der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1934 Bis 1945, Band 9 Teil III
Bergstrom, Mikhailov, Black Cross / Red Star Vol 2.
Website Reference: http://www.jg54greenhearts.com/kempf.html

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 7./JG54 (White 10+~) Russia 1941-42

8. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54- 8./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 8./JG54 Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia May 1942 0A-0C

Profile 00: 100 victories recorded on the rudder of Bf 109F, W. Nr. 13114, flown by the Staffelkapitan 8./JG54, Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann, at Siverskaya, 12 May 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 8./JG54 Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia May 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann, Staffelkapitan of 8./JG54, photographed at Siverskaya in May 1942. Note that his Bf 109F-2, W. Nr. 13114, carries the Staffelkapitan's pennant on the aerial mast and that, although both photographs were taken at the same time, it would seem that the port side of the aircraft still retains traces of its snow camouflage whereas this has been completely stripped from the starboard side. The demarcation line separating the two finishes may be seen running along the top of the fuselage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 8./JG54 Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia May 1942 03

Photo 03: Obl. Ostermann t1ew several aircraft coded 'Black 1'. This damaged machine, W. Nr. unknown, is shown after a crash-landing. The rudder at this time recorded 97 victories, the latest claimed on 7 May 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 8./JG54 Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia May 1942 04

Photo 01: This Bf 109F, photographed in May 1942, is believed to have been one of the aircraft allocated to Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann, StaffeikapWin of 8./JG54, but sometimes flown by other pilots. During the period 1942-43, the aircraft operated by JG54 were invariably welldecorated and, typically, this machine carries the appropriate Staffd, Gruppe and Geschwader emblems.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 8./JG54 Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia May 1942 05

Photo 01: A view of Obl. Ostermann's WNr. 13114 after he shot down two Soviet P-40s on 12 May, so bringing his tally to 100 victories.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 8./JG54 Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann Russia May 1942 06

Photo 01: Obl. Ostermann normally flew missions deep into enemy territory and on 9 August, while flying a Bf-109G, he was bounced by Russian fighters and shot down south of Lake limen. He was 25 years old and had attained a total of 102 victories of which nine were achieved in the West. This Bf-109G-2, coded 'Black 1', may well have been the one in which he met his death. Note the area under the windscreen where an emblem, probably the III. Gruppe shield, has been painted out.

Pilots 8./JG54 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1942 01

Photo 01: Obl. Max-Hellmuth Ostermann with Eichenlaub mit Schwerten zum Ritterkreuz, awarded on 17 May 1942.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 8./JG54 (Black 1+~) Erwin Leykauf WNr 7492 Russia March 1942 00

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109F-4 'Black 1' flown by Obl. Erwin Leykauf, Staffelkapitan of 8./JG54, Krasnogvardeisk, March 1942 Despite operating in conditions of snow and ice, this machine was not overpainted with a white scheme and remained in the standard RLM 74/75/76 factory finish with large, regular mottles on the fuselage sides. The badges of 8. Staffel and III. Gruppe appeared on the nose and fuselage sides, and a III. Gruppe wavy bar symbol was applied to the rear fuselage. Note that the yellow RLM 04 fuselage band has been positioned forward of the Balkenkreuz and that the engine cowling appears to be a replacement as its finish does not exactly match the fuselage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 8./JG54 (Black 1+~) Erwin Leykauf WNr 7492 crash-landed Russia May 7 1942 01

Photo 01: On 30 March 1942, this Bf 109F-4 'Black 1' of 8./JG54 was flying back to its airfield at Krasnogvardeisk when it encountered bad weather. The pilot, Obl. Erwin Leykauf, was unable to find his airfield and when his aircraft, Werk Nummer 7492, eventually ran out of fuel, Leykauf made a wheels-up landing in open ground. In this photograph, ground staff have begun to dismantle the machine prior to returning it to the workshops for repair. The aircraft was found to be only 10% destroyed and later returned to service with 8./JG54 as 'Black 2' but disappeared with its pilot, Gefr. Gerhard Dietz, on 12 May 1942.

Pilots JG54.8 Erwin Leykauf 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 8./JG54 (Black 3+~) Russia 1941

Photo 01: A German soldier posing with a Bf 109F-2 coded 'Black 3' of 8./JG54 which crash-landed in October or November 1941. Note the armoured windscreen and the variety of different colors on the propeller spinner.

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG54.8 (B5+~) Lange Dunaburg Russia 1941 01

Photo 01: The rudder of Lt. Heinz Lange's Bf 109F-2, 'Black 5', of 8./JG54, photographed at Dunaburg after Lange's fifth victory. On 1 October 1941, Lange became Staffelkapitiin of I./JG54, taking over from Reinhard Seiler who became Kommandeur of III. Gruppe. Lange was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 November 1941 and ended the war with 70 victories. The aircraft shown here was 50% damaged on 6 July 1941.

Luftwaffe JG54 pilot Heinz Lange

Luftwaffe JG54 pilots Heinz Lange and Walter Nowotny Russia August 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F JG54.8 (B9+~) Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: Black 9' of 8./JG54 showing the large fuselage mottles which appeared on a number of this unit's aircraft. The position of the yellow fuselage band ahead of the Balkenkreuz was favoured by this Staffel.

9. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 9./JG54

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9./JG54 (Yellow 9+~) Staffelkapitan Hans-Ekkehard Bob Siverskaya Russia winter 1941-42 01

Photo 01: This snow camouflaged Bf 109F fitted with a centreline bomb rack was photographed at Siverskaya in early 1942 and was flown by the Staffelkapitan of 9./JG54, Obl. Hans Ekkehard Bob. It was Bob who, in France in 1940, first introduced the devil badge as the Staffel emblem. In this view, the warm air, usually ducted to heat the engine, has been directed into the cockpit.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9./JG54 (Y9+~) Hans-Ekkehard Bob Russia 1941-42 02

Photo 01: A side view of a winter-camouflaged Bf-109E Note the carbon deposits around the gun troughs on the engine cowling and the exhaust staining over the wing root. The pilot seated on the fuselage is Oblt. Hans-Ekkehard Bob of 9./JG54. Note that the Staffel's devil's head badge on the nose has been painted out, possibly because it had become too well known to the Soviets who broadcast threats to' the 'Teufelsstaffel Bob', as related in Bob's personal account.

Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9./JG54 (Y9+~) Siegfried Muller Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: A side view of a newly painted 9./JG54 (Y9+~) believed to be used by Siegfried Muller Russia 1942.

Lufwaffe JG54 pilot Hans-Ekkehard Bob inventor of the 'gebobt' method 1940 01

Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob signed 01-02
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Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 9./9./JG54 (Yellow 1+~) Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Russia 1941

Luftwaffe JG54 pilot Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 01-02

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 9./JG54 (Yellow 1+~) Hans Schmoller-Haldy Russia 1941

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 9./JG54 (Yellow 1+~) Hans Schmoller-Haldy Russia 1941

Photo 01: This Bf 109F, 'Yellow 1' of 3./JG54, was flown by Oblt. Hans Schmoller-Haldy The Staffel badge appears on the nose and the 'Mickey Mouse' emblem positioned near the fuselage number relates to the pilot's service with 3./J88 in Spain. As the Russian campaign wore on, such emblems slowly became rarer as did personal emblems.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-4 9./JG54 (Yellow 3+~) being refuelled 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F III./JG54 (Yellow 5+~) Leningrad 1942 00

Profile 00:Messerschmitt Bf 109F III./JG54 (Y5+~) Leningrad 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109F-2 9./JG54 (Yellow 6+~) Russia 1941-42 00

Image 01: Messerschmitt Bf 109F of 7./JG54 This aircraft has been camouflaged in a winter scheme showing signs of considerable wear and weathering. Although the yellow nose had once also received a covering of white, this has largely worn off. Note that the oleo fairings have been removed from the undercarriage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 9./JG54 (Yellow 6+~) Russia 1941-42 01

Photo 01: The modified scheme of 70 and 71 uppersufaces over 76 undersurfaces on this Bf 109F of 7./JG54 has been overpainted with a white temporary finish for winter camouflage.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F2 9./JG54 (Yellow 7+~) Russia 1941

 
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Knights-Cross

Werner Pichon-Kalau vom Hofe

Units:Stab III./JG-51 (7/40), TO and Stfkpt 7./JG-54 ('42)

Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-4 WNr5909 'Black <o' in III/JG-51, Bf 109 F-2's WNr 5778 & 12704, Bf 109 F-4 7465 'White 1' (lost 4/23/42), Bf 109G-2

Remarks:MIA 23 April, 1942 in Werk# 7465 near Tolsstowa, S.U. He did return shortly thereafter. Each of the other AC did receive damage in other encounters. In one, on 16 March, 1941, he was wounded in # 5909 near Le Mans. His first known victories, Nos.1, 2 & 3, all Defiants S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire near Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire in the London area on 25 October, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 27 October, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 16 February, 1942. An I-26 on 12 March, 1942. Five victories on 16 March, 1942; an I-18, two R-Z's, and 'Unident' and a 'Doppeldeck'. A P-40 on 21 March, 1942. A P-40 on 11 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 June, 1942. Deceased 24 September, 1999.

Asisbiz Database of 17 aerial victories for Werner Pichon-Kalau von Höfe

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
19-Jul-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.45 South of Folkestone
19-Jul-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.46 South of Folkestone
19-Jul-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.43 South of Folkestone
12-Oct-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab /JG54     Battle of Britain
25-Oct-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab /JG54     Battle of Britain
27-Oct-40 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe Stab /JG54     Ashford
16-Feb-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-18   15.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-26   17.41 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 Unident:   15.31 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-18   08.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 R-Zet   09.29 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 Doppeldeck   14.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 R-Zet   09.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-Mar-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 I-18   10.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-May-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.53 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Jun-42 Werner Pichon-Kalau von Hofe 7./JG54 MiG-3   15.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)

Luftwaffe Badge

Johann 'Hans' Halfmann

Units: 7./JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109 F-4, Bf 109G-2 'White 7', Bf 109G-5, Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-5/R2 WNr (150)585 'Blk 5' (lost)

Remarks: KIC 23 January, 1944 in Werk# (150)585 at Ludwiglust. On 6 March, 1942 at the Siwerskaja S.U. airfield, Halfmann's Bf 109F-4 'White 7', did a 'Kopfstand' (headstand) and was 30% damaged. He also flew another F-4, 'White 2'. On 27 July, 1943, he was wounded and his Bf 109G-5 sustained 45% damage at Vogelsang near Katwijk. Soviet Ace, Lt. Yegor Novikov, of the 191 Fighter Aviation Regt. fell victim to either Halfmann or Ostermann on 17 Sept., 1941, in an I-18. Another Soviet victory, an I-26 on 11 October, 1941. An I-16 Rata over Siverskaya airfield on 2 January, 1942. He was flying wingman for Karl Heinz Kempf. An I-18 on 16 February, 1942. An I-18 on 15 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 June, 1942. A P-40 on 14 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. One known bomber victory, a B-17 on 19 May, 1943. Another, a Typhoon W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943.

Asisbiz Database of 14 aerial victories for Johann Halfmann

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
17-Sep-41 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-18   17.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Oct-41 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-26   11.09 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jan-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Feb-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-18   12.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
15-Mar-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 I-18 1500m 07.23 19 271
25-May-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 09.06 29 173
25-May-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 Yak-1   09.06 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jun-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Jun-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jun-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   17.28 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Aug-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 08.25 00 271
27-Aug-42 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 50m 11.35 10 331
19-May-43 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6000m 13.40 05 Ost N/0530 Channel Front
27-Jul-43 Johann Halfmann 7./JG54 Typhoon 2000m 20.32 GH-6 (W Haarlem) Channel Front

Knights Cross

Karl-Heinz Kempf

Units:2./JG-21(5/40), 9./JG-54('40), 7./JG-54('41-2 in S.U.), 11./JG-54(5/43),11./JG-26(12/43), 9& 2./JG-26

Awards:RK(2/4/42), DK-G(12/1/41), EP(8/7/41), EK 1 & 2, Gldr Bdg, Wnd Bdg, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E 'White 11' WNr 972 (20%) 9/54, Bf 109F-2 'White & White 5', Bf 109F-4 WNr 13143 (White 9' (force land 6/11/42), Bf 109G-6 'Yellow 9' w/ JG-26(4'44), Fw 190A-8 WNr 171739 'Black 9' (lost 9/3/44)

Remarks:KIA 3 September, 1944 w 2/JG-26 during a disastrous transfer flight takeoff in A-8 Wk# 171739 'Blk 9' near Bael Belgium. He was surprised by P-51's of the American 55th FG, 38FS as he was taking off. Buried Waldshut-Tiengen Bergfriedhof, Grave Q-1 (Rosseels). 445 missions. 2 bombers. 16 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 12 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 9 September, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Hurricane in the London area on 14 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Four SB-2's on 26 June, 1941. Five I-18's on 17 September, 1941. A triple victory on 25 May, 1942; two P-40's and a Yak-1. On 11 June, 1942 Karl's 109F-4 Werk# 13154 was destroyed in combat 15 km north of Nowgorod, S.U.. Also known to have flown F-2 Wk# 8228 'White 3' in 7/JG-54. Shot down with wounds 22 December, 1943 by B-17 return fire at Ems-Weser Canal in Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440012 'Yellow 9'. His 60th victory, a P-47 S of Meulan-les-Mureaux on 7 June, 1944. His 62nd, a P-51 at Maule, W of Paris on 21 June, 1944. Shot down at least 5 times. Eight victories in JG-26. Photo

Asisbiz Database list of 71 aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Kempf

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
12-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21   10.05 Brussel
12-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21   10.05 Brussel
26-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21 Morane 406   09.15 Cambrai
26-May-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG21 Morane 406   09.15 Cambrai
05-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG54   10.50  
09-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG54   18.35  
14-Sep-40 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG54   19.20  
23-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   11.57  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.27  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.30  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.26  
26-Jun-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-2   19.25  
06-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-3   10.04  
06-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-3   10.02  
21-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 SB-3   20.57  
28-Jul-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   20.02  
01-Aug-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 DB-3   19.04  
08-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.13  
08-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.18  
11-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   10.12  
11-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   10.12  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.23  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.20  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.30  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   10.55  
17-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   10.48  
19-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   11.03  
22-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   17.42  
25-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   17.45  
26-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   16.07  
26-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Pe-2   12.08  
26-Sep-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   12.03  
09-Oct-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   07.25  
09-Oct-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   07.18  
11-Oct-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-26   11.10  
19-Nov-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   08.25  
19-Nov-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 PS-84   08.35  
29-Dec-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   11.50  
29-Dec-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.00  
29-Dec-41 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-153   11.49  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   12.30  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   12.31  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.45  
02-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.50  
04-Jan-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Pe-2   13.10  
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1 800m 09.08 29 717
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 09.04 29 173
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.04  
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 09.05 29 173
25-May-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.05  
09-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   12.27  
09-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Pe-2   12.22  
10-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 I-18   19.52  
10-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.54  
12-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1   20.00  
12-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1   19.57  
12-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 MiG-3   19.50  
29-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1 4200m 16.42 80 134
29-Jun-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 Yak-1   16.42  
22-Aug-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 LaGG-3 2400m 11.02 00 282
27-Aug-42 Karl-Heinz Kempf 7./JG54 50m 11.31 10 181
16-Aug-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 A-20 Boston 10m 18.57 5km N Auxi-le-Chateau
01-Dec-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 B-17 Fortress 8000m 12.12 OO 1 Zulfisch
20-Dec-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.25 CQ-6 (Neuenburg)
22-Dec-43 Karl-Heinz Kempf 11./JG26 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14.08 10km SE Meppel
07-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 20m 08.51 AD-3 (S Meulan-les-Mureaux)
12-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 600m 06.14 UA-2 (2km N Lisieux)
21-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-51 Mustang 20m 19.37 AD 5 (Maule W Paris)
04-Jul-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 3000m 14.42 AB-1 (2km SE Broglie)
04-Jul-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 9./JG26 3000m 14.43 AB-1 (2km SE Broglie)
26-Aug-44 Karl-Heinz Kempf 2./JG26 5800m 09.33 TC-4 (Lyons-le-Foret)

Luftwaffe Badge

Gerhard Raimann

Units:7./JG-54

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

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4/R1 WNr 13171 'Wh 5', Bf 109G-6 WNr 411424 'Wh 3+I' (lost 2/20/44)

Remarks:KIA 20 February, 1944 in Werk # 411424 in aerial combat with P-47's over Duingen southwest of Hannover. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 29 December, 1941. A DB-3 on 1 January, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 21 March, 1942. Two 'headstand' landings in F-2's. Mimimum damage (10%) and w/o wounds in Werk# 13171on 8 May, 1942. A Soviet double victory on 14 June, 1942; a Pe-2 and a Yak-1. A MiG-3 and an R-5 on 13 July, 1942. Four P-40's on 19 July, 1942. An I-180 on 24 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Three Il-2's on 2 September, 1942. Shot down by a MiG 3 with wounds 6 September, 1942 in a G-2, Werk# 10416 'White?' near Mischkino/Sologurbowka. This AC was reported 50% damaged in the encounter.

Asisbiz Database of 19 aerial victories for Gerhard Raimann

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
30-Dec-41 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Jan-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 DB-3   13.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 09.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 214
14-Jun-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 Pe-2   12.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jun-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 Yak-1   12.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 R-5 300m 18.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 19 643
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 MiG-3   17.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 R-5   18.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 MiG-3 1800m 17.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 844
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   17.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 17.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 732
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 17.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 29 333
19-Jul-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   17.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Aug-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 I-180 2000m 12.23 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 452
27-Aug-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 200m 12.59 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 151
31-Aug-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 MiG-3 500m 17.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 193
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 50m 13.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 50m 13.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184
02-Sep-42 Gerhard Raimann 7./JG54 50m 13.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184

Knights-Cross

Friedrich 'Frieder' Rupp

Friedrich 'Frieder' Rupp was born on 26 Novemebr 1917 at Freiburg in Breisgau. Rupp participated in the Polish and French campaigns as a photo-reconnaisance pilot with 1.(H)/31. In October 1940, he retrained as a fighter pilot. In spring 1941, Rupp was posted to JG54 based on the Eastern front.

Oberfeldwebel Rupp was assigned to 9./JG54. He recorded his first victory on 24 August, when he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter. By the end of 1941, he had increased his tally to four. In early March 1942, Rupp transferred to 7./JG54. On 22 March, he shot down four enemy aircraft to record his 11th through 14th victories. He recorded his 20th victory on 2 June and his 30th on 11 September. Rupp claimed his 40th victory on 31 October. On 6 November, he was shot down in aerial combat with Russian P-39 fighters behind Russian lines. He successfully belly-landed his damaged Bf-109 G-2 (W.Nr. 10420) near Beresnonuessa, evaded capture and returned to his unit. Leutnant Rupp was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 24 January 1943 for 50 victories.

III./JG54 was relocated to the Western front to undertake Reichsverteidigung duties in spring 1943. On 14 May, Rupp shot down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber to record his 51st victory. On 15 May 1943, III./JG54 engaged a formation of USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers over the North Sea. Rupp succeeded in shooting one down to record his 52nd, and last, victory but his Bf-109 G-4 (W.Nr. 16151) 'White 2' was hit by return fire and fell vertically into the sea. Rupp's body was washed ashore at Cuxhaven four weeks later and he was buried on 16 September. Rupp was posthumously promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant.

'Frieder' Rupp was credited with 52 victories. He recorded 50 victories over the Eastern front. The two victories recorded over the Western front were both four-engined bombers.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 24.8.1941 12:30 I-16 9./JG 54 -
2 6.10.1941 16:20 I-153 9./JG 54 -
3 11.10.1941 7:40 I-26 9./JG 54 -
4 30.10.1941 9:55 I-26 9./JG 54 -
5 2.1.1942 9:43 I-26 9./JG 54 -
6 2.1.1942 10:55 I-26 9./JG 54 -
7 14.3.1942 15:32 R-5 7./JG 54 -
8 16.3.1942 10:08 P-40 7./JG 54 -
9 16.3.1942 10:15 P-40 7./JG 54 -
10 21.3.1942 19:48 P-40 7./JG 54 -
11 22.3.1942 6:12 R-Z 7./JG 54 -
12 22.3.1942 13:18 I-26 7./JG 54 -
13 22.3.1942 13:22 I-26 7./JG 54 -
14 22.3.1942 13:25 I-26 7./JG 54 -
15 23.3.1942 15:57 I-26 7./JG 54 -
16 23.3.1942 16:20 I-26 7./JG 54 -
17 29.3.1942 8:26 I-26 7./JG 54 -
18 9.5.1942 5:32 Yak-1 7./JG 54 -
19 29.5.1942 6:50 P-40 7./JG 54 20 137 / Tomahawk of 159 IAP, VVS
20 2.6.1942 8:47 P-40 7./JG 54 -
21 20.8.1942 12:47 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 00 253
22 22.8.1942 10:38 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 00 193
23 27.8.1942 12:32 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 184
24 2.9.1942 5:17 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 163
25 2.9.1942 18:30 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 00 263
26 4.9.1942 9:11 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 353
27 4.9.1942 9:15 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 254
28 5.9.1942 18:32 Il-2 7./JG 54 00 311
29 6.9.1942 17:47 P-40 7./JG 54 10 243
30 11.9.1942 8:42 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 10 183
31 11.9.1942 13:45 P-2 7./JG 54 10 174
32 11.9.1942 13:51 P-2 7./JG 54 10 182
33 12.9.1942 8:49 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 284
34 12.9.1942 14:02 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 192
35 23.9.1942 11:33 MiG-3 7./JG 54 20 123
36 29.9.1942 11:34 7./JG 54 1 884
37 1.10.1942 11:23 Yak-1 7./JG 54 00 262
38 4.10.1942 9:22 I-16 7./JG 54 00 263
39 6.10.1942 16:55 Yak-1 7./JG 54 10 271
40 31.10.1942 7:35 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 29 773
41 5.11.1942 10:02 Yak-1 7./JG 54 18 261
42 14.11.1942 11:25 P-40 7./JG 54 20 142
43 14.11.1942 11:31 P-40 7./JG 54 20 151
44 16.12.1942 8:10 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 7km SE Velikye-Luki
45 29.12.1942 8:17 Il-2 7./JG 54 2km SE Location
46 29.12.1942 8:23 Il-2 7./JG 54 Kiev
47 29.12.1942 8:27 Il-2 7./JG 54 7 733
48 30.12.1942 9:25 La-5 7./JG 54 7 552
49 30.12.1942 11:10 LaGG-3 7./JG 54 7 683
50 30.12.1942 12:58 Pe-2 7./JG 54 7 671
51 14.5.1943 12:30 B-24 7./JG 54 551
52 15.5.1943 - B-17 7./JG 54 -

Victories : 52
Awards : Ehrenpokal (1 July 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 October 1942)
Ritterkreuz (24 January 1943)
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Asisbiz Database of 52 aerial victories for Friedrich Rupp

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
24-Aug-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Oct-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-153   16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Oct-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   07.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Oct-41 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   09.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jan-42 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   09.43 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jan-42 Friedrich Rupp 9./JG54 I-26   10.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 R-5   15.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   19.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   13.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   13.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 R-Zet   06.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   13.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   15.57 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Mar-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-26   08.26 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-May-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1   05.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-May-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-May-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 06.50 20 137
02-Jun-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   08.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Aug-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 12.47 00 253
22-Aug-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 10.38 00 193
27-Aug-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 12.32 10 184
02-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 18.30 00 263
02-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 05.17 10 163
04-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 2300m 09.11 10 353
04-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 09.15 10 254
05-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 100m 18.32 00 311
06-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3400m 17.47 10 243
11-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 30m 08.42 10 183
11-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-2 2200m 13.45 10 174
11-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-2 2200m 13.51 10 182
12-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 700m 08.49 10 284
12-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 14.02 10 192
23-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 MiG-3 400m 11.33 20 123
29-Sep-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 20m 11.34 01 884
01-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 5500m 11.23 00 262
04-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.22 00 263
06-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 500m 16.55 10 271
31-Oct-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 10m 07.35 29 773
05-Nov-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 10.02 18 261
14-Nov-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 11.25 20 142
14-Nov-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 300m 11.31 20 151
16-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 08.10 7km SE Velikye-Luki
29-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 100m 08.17 2km SE Location
29-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 300m 08.23 Kiev
29-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 500m 08.27 07 733
30-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Pe-2 200m 12.58 07 671
30-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 La-5 1500m 09.25 07 552
30-Dec-42 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 11.10 07 683
14-May-43 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 B-24 Liberator 8000m 12.30 0551
15-May-43 Friedrich Rupp 7./JG54 Dogfight (B-17)   KiA B-17 Dogfight Helgoland

Knights Cross

Heinz Lange

Heinz Lange was born on 2 October 1917 in Köln. His father served as a pilot instructor in the Imperial Air Service. Lange entered the Luftskriegsschule Wildpark-Werder in 1937. After completing his training he joined 4./JG234 at Düsseldorf, later serving with II./JG132 and II./JG26. On 15 July 1939, Lange was transferred to 1./JG21 based at Gutenfeld in East Prussia. He flew his first combat missions during the Polish campaign. Afterwards, I./JG21 was deployed to the German Bight. Leutnant Lange claimed his first victory on 30 October 1939 when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber near Quakenbück. I./JG21 participated in the French campaign. On 6 June, I./JG21 was redesignated III./JG54 and Lange was assigned to the Stabsstaffel. In August, Lange was promoted to Oberleutnant and was transferred to 8./JG54 on 25 August. By the end of October he had flown 76 missions during the Battle of Britain, including 32 over London and 13 in the fighter-bomber role. During the Balkan campaign, Lange flew six missions and three strafing attacks while based at Arad, Rumania. During Operation Barbarossa, III./JG54 flew in support of Army Group North in its drive on Leningrad. Lange had claimed seven victories before he was named Staffelkapitän of 1./JG54 on 1 October 1941. On 26 October he claimed the destruction of three locomotives. By the end of the year he had flown 45 missions over the Leningrad-Schlüsselburg-Wolchow area. Lange was appointed Staffelkapitän of III./JG51 on 6 November 1942.

After his 500th mission in February 1943, Lange was promoted to Hauptmann. During spring 1943, JG51 attacked the numerous railway lines located behind the Russian lines in preparation for Operation Citadel. On 22 August, he claimed a La-5, a Yak-1 and two Il-2s thus reaching a total of 40 victories. On 1 January 1944, he claimed his 50th victory.

From 7 January 1944, Lange was appointed acting Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG54. On 9 May 1944, Lange was named Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG51. During July he claimed five more victories over Galicia. From August, IV./JG51 was based at Modlin, Poland primarily in the Stuka escorting role. The unit took part in support of operations against Russian bridgeheads over the Narew and Vistula rivers, as well as engaging Mediterranean-based American aircraft conducting fighter sweeps over the Eastern Front. On 15 October, Lange claimed his 70th victory for which he was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 November. He was promoted to Major on 1 January 1945. IV./JG51 participated in the evacuation of Danzig before receiving orders on 20 March to begin conversion to the Fw190A-8 and Fw190D-9 at Anklam. On 2 April 1944, Lange was appointed the sixth, and last, Geschwaderkommodore of JG51, although it was not until 12 April that he relinquished command of IV./JG51 to Oberleutnant Günther Josten (178 victories, RK-EL). On 28 April, Stab JG51 was disbanded and Lange returned as Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG51. In the three weeks from 15 April until the end of the war, IV./JG51 claimed 115 victories for the loss of only five pilots. He flew his last mission on 29 April over Berlin.

After the war, Lange received a doctorate in law from the University of Kiel and worked for an insurance company. He remains an active member of JG51 veterans' organizations. Heinz Lange flew 628 missions and claimed 70 victories, all but one on the Eastern Front. Included in his total are 24 Il-2 Sturmoviks and 12 Bomber.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1. 30.9.1939 12:50 Blenhiem 1./JG 21 Gross-Bersen/Emsland / Blenheim I (L1415) of 18 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O DF Elliott
2. 30.6.1941 14:48 DB-3 8./JG 54  
3. 5.7.1941 12:30 DB-3 8./JG 54  
4. 5.7.1941 12:32 DB-3 8./JG 54  
5. 29.7.1941 13:45 SB-3 8./JG 54  
6. 2.8.1941 18:40 I-18 8./JG 54  
7. 23.9.1941 11:02 I-18 8./JG 54  
8. 7.10.1941 16:40 MBR-2 1./JG 54  
9. 3.2.1942 14:27 I-18 1./JG 54  
10. 6.2.1942 14:10 R-5 1./JG 54  
11. 14.3.1942 16:17 Il-2 1./JG 54  
12. 15.5.1942 10:51 Yak-1 1./JG 54  
20. 20.9.1942 - E/a 1./JG 54  
21. 4.12.1942 - Il-2 3./JG 51  
22. 4.12.1942 - Il-2 3./JG 51  
23. 17.12.1942 - Il-2 3./JG 51  
24. 17.12.1942 - Il-2 3./JG 51  
? 7.1.1943 8:01 Il-2 3./JG 51 7 683
? 5.7.1943 15:55 Yak-1 3./JG 51 63 613
37. 22.8.1943 - La-5 3./JG 51  
38. 22.8.1943 - Yak-1 3./JG 51  
39. 22.8.1943 - Il-2 3./JG 51  
40. 22.8.1943 - Il-2 3./JG 51  
? 21.10.1943 - Yak-9 3./JG 51  
50.? 1.1.1944 13:55 E/a 3./JG 51 S Vitebsk: 100m
50.? 1.1.1944 13:57 E/a 3./JG 51 S Vitebsk: 200m
50.? 1.1.1944 13:57 E/a 3./JG 51 S Vitebsk: 200m
? 4.1.1944 11:48 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG 51 W Vitebsk: 600m
? 4.1.1944 11:57 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG 51 W Vitebsk: 300m
? 4.1.1944 12:00 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG 51 W Vitebsk: 200m
? 6.1.1944 9:59 Il-2m3 Stab I./JG 51 5 193
? VII.1944 - 5 victories Stab IV./JG 51 Galicia 
70. 15.10.1944 - E/a Stab IV./JG 51  

Victories : 70
Awards : Ehrenpokal (27 October 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 May 1943)
Ritterkeuz (18 November 1944)
Units : JG21, JG54, JG51
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/lange.html

Asisbiz Database of 67 aerial victories for Heinz Lange

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
30-Oct-39 Heinz Lange 1./JG21   12.50 Gross-Bersen/Emsland
30-Jun-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 DB-3   14.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Jul-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 DB-3   12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Jul-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 DB-3   12.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Jul-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 SB-3   13.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Aug-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 I-18   18.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Sep-41 Heinz Lange 8./JG54 I-18   11.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Oct-41 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 MBR-2   16.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
03-Feb-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 I-18   14.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Feb-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 R-5   14.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Mar-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54   16.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-May-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 MiG-3 3500m 16.27 1928
15-May-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 Yak-1   10.51 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 Yak-1 900m 12.22 20 522
07-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 Yak-1 900m 12.22 20 5223
23-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 50m 09.27 47 592
29-Aug-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 1700m 07.02 10 142
30-Sep-42 Heinz Lange 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 2100m 10.27 00 264
17-Dec-42 Heinz Lange III./JG51 1200m 13.44 NE Syberplowka
17-Dec-42 Heinz Lange III./JG51 900m 13.46 NE Syberplowka
07-Jan-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 600m 08.01 07 683
17-Jan-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 MiG-3 1800m 11.15 07 754
24-Feb-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 MiG-3 800m 07.35 54 283
11-May-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 13.34 63 521
28-May-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 I-153 1000m 08.11 64 353
28-May-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 I-153 1000m 08.11 54 353
10-Jun-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 19.28 44 383
05-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-1 2500m 15.55 63 613
11-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-5 2200m 17.27 63 611
12-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 05.55 63 239
12-Jul-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 700m 06.02 64 896
15-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 13.29 51 846 (SE Bogoduchoff)
17-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 500m 09.45 41 631
18-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 10.05 SSE Charkov
18-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 600m 07.41 60 187
26-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 500m 15.10 West of Charkov
31-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 17.44 SE Yelnya
31-Aug-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 17.58 35 388
05-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-3 3800m 06.25 N Smolensk
06-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 6000m 15.37 West of Novgorod
06-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 LaGG-3 3000m 17.56 S Yelnya
14-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Pe-2 1300m 07.17 NW Yelnya
20-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 15.30 SE Smolensk
26-Sep-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-9 5200m 12.31 Smolensk
21-Oct-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 13.44 Loyev
22-Oct-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Pe-2 1200m 12.01 5km E Loyev
29-Oct-43 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 30m 14.07 E Dubrovno
01-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 200m 13.57 South of Vitebsk
01-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 100m 13.55 South of Vitebsk
01-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 200m 13.57 South of Vitebsk
04-Jan-44 Heinz Lange Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 12.00 West of Vitebsk
04-Jan-44 Heinz Lange Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 11.57 West of Vitebsk
04-Jan-44 Heinz Lange Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 11.48 West of Vitebsk
06-Jan-44 Heinz Lange III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 09.59 05 193
29-Jun-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 LaGG-5 4000m 10.12 95 748
24-Jul-44 Heinz Lange Stab III./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 400m 13.37 21 845
31-Jul-44 Heinz Lange Stab II./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 11.48 45 141
17-Aug-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 300m 11.02 36 346
29-Aug-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 1800m 09.53 13 518
05-Sep-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 09.50 13 368
07-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 A-20 Boston III 3500m 15.56 03 468
07-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 A-20 Boston III 3200m 15.58 03 468
07-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 13.24 13 318
10-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 15.25 13 545
15-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-7 800m 11.11 13 573
15-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 11.44 13 544
16-Oct-44 Heinz Lange Stab IV./JG51 Yak-9 700m 14.50 13 179

Knights-Cross

Erwin Leykauf

Erwin Leykauf was born on 22 January 1918 at Germersheim. After he learned to fly at the glider school in Hesselberg, Leykauf joined the Luftkriegsschule in Dresden, studying there during 1936-37. Afterwards, he went for additional flight training at the Luftkriegsschule at Berlin-Gatow. In 1938, of his own accord, Leykauf quit the Luftkriegsschule, which was tantamount to refusing war service in the Werhmacht, to begin studies in aerodynamics and aircraft engineering at the Technische Hochschule in Munich. At the outbreak of World War 2, Fahnenjunker Leykauf was mobilized and reported to III.sheim in Franconia. In May 1940, he was transfered to JG21. Leykauf made his first victory claim with 2./JG21 during his time based in France when he shot down Gloster Gladiator bi-plane fighter on 10 May. On 6 June, I./JG21 was redesignated III./JG54 and Leykauf was assigned to its 7th Staffel. He recorded four confirmed victories during the Battle of Britain.

After JG54 was rotated out of the Channel area for rest and refit, he flew a number of missions in support of the Balkan invasion during the spring of 1941. During Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, Leykauf shot down a Russian SB-2 twin-engine bomber on 6 July 1941. The rear gunner of the bomber continued shooting at Leykauf's Bf109F-2 (W.Nr 6788) (B3+~) and hit the radiator. Leykauf peRGormed an emergency landing behind enemy lines near Ostrow. After many adventures, crossing swamps by day and walking by night, he managed to rejoin his unit. Later the aircraft was recovered by advancing German ground forces. In October 1941, Leykauf became the Adjutant to the Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54, Hauptmann Reinhard 'Seppl' Seiler (109 victories, RK-EL). During this time Leykauf flew many low-level attacks over the Wolchow area.

On 30 March 1942, Leykauf, flying Bf109F-4 (W.Nr 7492) (B1+~), made another emergency landing, this time due to bad weather, near Krasnogwardeisk. When the Russians started resupplying their troops during the night in the early summer of 1942, using transport aircraft of various types, JG54 were active in intercepting these flights. On the night of 22-23 June 1942, Leykauf claimed 6 victories in 50 minutes bringing his score to 23. On 26 June 1942, Leykauf was awarded the Ehrenpokal. On 23 June 1942, Leutnant Leykauf received the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. On 29 September 1942, Leykauf was wounded when his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr 13613) was hit by anti-aircraft fire and he had to bail out behind the lines. He managed to return to JG54. In 12 February 1943, III./JG54, under the command of Gruppenkommandeur Major Reinhard Seiler and his Adjutant Oberleutnant Erwin Leykauf, transferred to Vendeville near Lille, and placed themselves under the tactical command of JG26. On 6 April 1943, Leykauf was appointed Staffelkapitän of the new 1II./JG54. On 14 May 1943, during an alarmstart from Wevelghem airfield, a bomb exploded beneath his Bf109G-6 (W.Nr 19632) (Blue11). The blast tossed Leykauf's aircraft onto a railroad track. Leykauf only suffered shock, but the aircraft was destroyed. Leykauf left 1II./JG54 on 10 July 1943, when 11. and 12. Staffel, JG54 were renamed 11./ and 12./JG26.

On July 27, 1943, Leykauf arrived at III./JG54, based at Jesau, to command the new 11./JG54. On 23 August, he began converting to the Fw-190 fighter. On 25 August 1943, 11./JG54 moved to Siwerskaja on the Eastern front. Leykauf led IV./JG54, in an acting capacity, from 10 September 1943 pending the arrival of Hauptmann Rudolf 'Rudi' Sinner (39 victories, DK) as Kommandeur on 10 October 1943. IV./JG54 moved to Trakehnen on 21 September 1944, to serve on Reichsverteidigung duties. Under Gruppenkommandeur, Major Rudolf Klemm (42 victories, RK), Leykauf became the Adjutant of IV. Gruppe on 31 October 1944, before leaving to join II./JG3 at Alperstedt. Leykauf's stay at II./JG3 ended on 26 March 1945 with a transfer to JG7 at Brandenburg/Briest, where he received training on the Me-262 jet fighter. However, he did not fly any missions before the war ended. After the war, Leykauf studied pharmacy and settled in a small town in Westfalia. He continued his passion for gliding and was also an enthusiastic horserider. Leykauf continued his hobby of filming, which he started during the war. He made many films of the cultural regions of the world after the war.

Erwin Leykauf was credited with 33 victories. He recorded 27 victories over the Eastern front, including three Il-2 Sturmoviks.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 10.5.1940 10:33 Gladiator 2./JG21 Tongeren
2 12.8.1940 9:32 7./JG54 -
3 28.8.1940 17:21 7./JG54 Canterbury
4 30.8.1940 19:05 7./JG54 -
5 2.9.1940 17:30 7./JG54 Dover-Folkestone
6 7.4.1941 14:45 8./JG54 Rovine-Bosanski Aleksandrovac / Possibly Hurricane of 106 Esk, 33 Grupa, 4th Puk, JKRV
7 6.7.1941 19:52 DB-3 8./JG54 -
8 6.7.1941 19:54 DB-3 8./JG54 -
9 14.7.1941 19:35 DB-3 8./JG54 -
10 17.7.1941 11:30 RZ 8./JG54 -
11 2.9.1941 14:15 I-16 8./JG54 N Lissino
12 13.11.1941 11:45 I-18 8./JG54 -
13 18.11.1941 15:00 I-18 8./JG54 -
14 16.1.1942 15:53 I-26 8./JG54 -
15 16.1.1942 15:55 I-26 8./JG54 -
16 6.4.1942 7:25 R-Z 8./JG54 -
17 14.6.1942 23:45 R-5 8./JG54 E Mostki
18 22.6.1942 23:10 R-5 8./JG54 -
19 22.6.1942 23:15 R-5 8./JG54 -
20 22.6.1942 23:45 R-5 8./JG54 -
21 22.6.1942 23:50 R-5 8./JG54 -
22 22.6.1942 23:55 R-5 8./JG54 -
23 22.6.1942 24:00 R-5 8./JG54 -
24 26.6.1942 0:05 R-5 8./JG54 -
25 9.7.1942 18:20 LaGG-3 III./JG54 Terbury
26 7.8.1942 12:10 Pe-2 III./JG54 18 214
27 7.9.1942 11:50 Il-2 III./JG54 00 511
28 9.9.1942 11:25 Il-2 III./JG54 10 191
29 15.9.1943 12:05 Il-2 11./JG54 00 261
30 6.11.1943 12:18 La-5 11./JG54 97 881
31 8.2.1944 10:00 La-5 11./JG54 0935
32 17.3.1944 10:50 Boston 11./JG54 99 553
33 5.4.1944 17:55 Pe-2 11./JG54 68 262

Victories: 33
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (4 August 1942)
Units : JG21, JG54, JG3, JG7
Additional Sources:
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Asisbiz database of list of 33 aerial victories for Erwin Leykauf

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-May-40 Erwin Leykauf 2./JG21 Gladiator   10.33 Tongeren (as 9/JG54)
12-Aug-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54   09.32  
28-Aug-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54 6000m 17.21 Canterbury
30-Aug-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54   19.05  
02-Sep-40 Erwin Leykauf 7./JG54 5000m 17.30 Dover-Folkestone
07-Apr-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 6000m 14.45 Rovine-Bosanski Aleksandrovac / Possibly Hurricane of 106 Esk, 33 Grupa, 4th Puk, JKRV
06-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 DB-3   19.54  
06-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 DB-3   19.52  
14-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 DB-3   19.35  
17-Jul-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 SB-3   11.30  
13-Nov-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-18   11.45  
18-Nov-41 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-18   15.00  
16-Jan-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-26   15.53  
16-Jan-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 I-26   15.55  
06-Apr-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-Zet   07.25  
14-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.45 E Mostki
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.45  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.50  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.55  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   24.00  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.15  
22-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   23.10  
26-Jun-42 Erwin Leykauf 8./JG54 R-5   00.05  
09-Jul-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 18.20 Terbury
07-Aug-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 Pe-2 6500m 12.10 18 214
07-Sep-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 500m 11.50 00 511
09-Sep-42 Erwin Leykauf Stab III./JG54 Low Level 11.25 10 191
15-Sep-43 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 1500m 12.05 00 261
06-Nov-43 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 La-5 2500m 12.18 97 881
08-Feb-44 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 La-5 200m 10.00 0935
17-Mar-44 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 A-20 Boston III 20m 10.50 99 553
05-Apr-44 Erwin Leykauf 11./JG54 Pe-2 8000m 17.55 68 262

Knights-Cross

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann was born on 11 December 1917 at Hamburg. He joined the Luftwaffe as a Fahnenjunker in March 1937. At the outbreak of World War 2 Leutnant Ostermann was serving with I./ZG1 flying Bf-110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters. He participated in the invasion of Poland in September 1939. In April 1940, Ostermann was transferred to JG21. Leutnant Ostermann was assigned to 1./JG21. On 20 May 1940, he achieved his first aerial victory during the French campaign when he shot down a French Morane 406 fighter near Péronne. He recorded a second victory during the French campaign. On 6 June, 1./JG21 was redesignated 7./JG54. During the Battle of Britain, Ostermann did well recording six victories. Ostermann participated in the invasion of the Balkans. On 6 April 1941, he claimed a Yugoslavian Bf-109E fighter shot down over Belgrade. Following the successful conclusion of the Balkans campaign, JG54 and Ostermann then saw much action against the Russians over the Leningrad front. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 September 1941 for 29 victories. In November 1941, Ostermann transferred to I./JG54.

By Spring 1942, he had shot down 40 Soviet aircraft. He recorded his 50th victory on 20 January 1942, his 60th on 1 February and 70th on 20 March. In February 1942, Oberleutnant Ostermann was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG54. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 81) on 12 March. On 31 March, he claimed his 79th and 80th victories and his 89th and 90th on 29 April. Ostermann recorded his 97th victory on 10 May, but was shot down shortly afterward surviving unharmed. On 12 May he became the seventh pilot in World War 2 to achieve 100 victories, although he was shot down in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr 13125) (Black 1) on that occasion suffering wounds in the process. He was awarded the Schwertern on 17 May.

Ostermann was afforded leave following the award and did not return to combat duty until August. On 9 August 1942, Ostermann, flying Bf-109G-2 (W.Nr. 10438) (Black 1), shot down a Russian Curtiss P-40 fighter for his 102nd, and last, victory, but shortly after was shot down and killed in a dogfight with Soviet fighter pilots in the vicinity of Amossovo.

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann shot down 102 enemy aircraft in over 300 combat missions. He recorded eight victories over the Western front.

List of aerial victories for Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 20.5.1940 18:20 Morane 406 1./JG21 W Peronne
2 26.5.1940 9:06 Curtiss 1./JG21 Arras
3 12.8.1940 9:35 7./JG54  
4 30.8.1940 19:05 7./JG54  
5 5.9.1940 10:40 7./JG54  
6 30.9.1940 14:37 7./JG54  
7 8.10.1940 11:46 7./JG54  
8 20.10.1940 15:38 7./JG54 SE London
9 6.4.1941 12:43 Bf-109E 7./JG54 Belgrade
- 7.4.1941 - IK-2 7./JG54 Not confirmed
10 23.6.1941 11:51 SB-2 7./JG54 N Kaunas
11 23.6.1941 11:58 SB-2 7./JG54 N Kaunas
12 26.6.1941 18:32 DB-3 7./JG54  
13 30.6.1941 12:10 DB-3 7./JG54  
14 30.6.1941 12:11 DB-3 7./JG54  
15 30.6.1941 12:15 DB-3 7./JG54  
16 5.7.1941 20:04 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
17 5.7.1941 20:05 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
18 5.7.1941 20:08 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
19 6.7.1941 - SB-3 7./JG54  
20 6.7.1941 17:37 SB-3 7./JG54  
21 28.7.1941 20:03 I-18 7./JG54  
22 1.8.1941 19:06 DB-3 7./JG54 JG54`s 1000th victory
23 14.8.1941 17:01 I-153 7./JG54  
24 14.8.1941 17:04 I-153 7./JG54  
25 17.8.1941 11:37 I-16 7./JG54  
26 18.8.1941 5:25 I-16 7./JG54  
27 18.8.1941 11:02 I-16 7./JG54  
28 21.8.1941 10:45 I-16 7./JG54  
29 23.8.1941 8:03 I-16 7./JG54  
30 3.9.1941 15:45 I-16 7./JG54  
31 7.9.1941 14:25 I-18 7./JG54  
32 7.9.1941 14:30 I-18 7./JG54  
33 9.9.1941 17:25 I-18 7./JG54  
34 10.9.1941 10:24 I-26 7./JG54  
35 11.9.1941 7:51 SB-3 7./JG54 Staraya Russa
36 11.9.1941 14:51 I-15 7./JG54 Staraya Russa
37 17.9.1941 10:24 I-18 7./JG54 Krasnoye Selo / Possibly MiG-3 of 191 IAP/71IAK VVS flown by Yegor Novikov (14 victories)
38 25.10.1941 14:15 I-26 7./JG54  
39 29.10.1941 13:50 I-26 7./JG54  
40 13.11.1941 13:04 Il-2 3./JG54  
41 16.11.1941 15:16 I-28 3./JG54  
42 16.11.1941 15:20 I-28 3./JG54  
43 19.11.1941 6:35 DC-3 3./JG54  
44 30.11.1941 13:45 DC-3 3./JG54  
45 1.1.1942 12:37 I-26 3./JG54  
46 8.1.1942 13:42 I-26 3./JG54  
47 8.1.1942 13:50 I-180 3./JG54  
48 9.1.1942 15:15 I-26 3./JG54  
49 11.1.1942 15:05 I-18 3./JG54  
50 20.1.1942 14:22 I-26 3./JG54  
51 23.1.1942 11:05 I-16 3./JG54  
52 23.1.1942 11:27 Il-2 3./JG54  
53 24.1.1942 13:07 I-16 3./JG54  
54 25.1.1942 11:12 I-153 3./JG54  
55 25.1.1942 11:26 I-153 3./JG54  
56 25.1.1942 16:45 MBR-2 3./JG54  
57 26.1.1942 13:21 Pe-2 3./JG54  
58 28.1.1942 9:18 I-15 3./JG54  
59 28.1.1942 15:01 I-18 3./JG54  
60 1.2.1942 10:50 P-40 3./JG54  
61 14.3.1942 17:05 I-26 8./JG54  
62 16.3.1942 8:30 I-26 8./JG54  
63 17.3.1942 10:06 I-18 8./JG54  
64 17.3.1942 14:00 R-Z 8./JG54  
65 17.3.1942 14:03 R-Z 8./JG54  
66 18.3.1942 16:35 E/a 8./JG54 III./JG54's 500th victory
67 18.3.1942 17:00~ E/a 8./JG54  
68 19.3.1942 11:15 P-40 8./JG54  
69 19.3.1942 11:40 I-18 8./JG54  
70 20.3.1942 12:31 I-18 8./JG54  
71 20.3.1942 17:21 I-18 8./JG54  
72 21.3.1942 11:40 I-18 8./JG54  
73 22.3.1942 17:20 I-18 8./JG54  
74 22.3.1942 17:35 I-18 8./JG54  
75 28.3.1942 10:16 I-18 8./JG54  
76 29.3.1942 9:28 I-16 8./JG54  
77 29.3.1942 11:57 I-16 8./JG54  
78 29.3.1942 12:05 I-16 8./JG54  
79 31.3.1942 13:15 I-18 8./JG54  
80 31.3.1942 13:33 I-18 8./JG54  
81 1.4.1942 18:12 I-18 8./JG54  
82 13.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 8./JG54  
83 23.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 8./JG54  
84 23.4.1942 16:02 MiG-3 8./JG54  
85 24.4.1942 6:41 R-Z 8./JG54  
86 25.4.1942 11:50 I-180 8./JG54  
87 27.4.1942 6:15 P-40 8./JG54  
88 27.4.1942 12:12 P-40 8./JG54  
89 29.4.1942 16:22 MiG-3 8./JG54  
90 29.4.1942 16:25 MiG-3 8./JG54  
91 30.4.1942 13:41 P-40 8./JG54  
92 30.4.1942 14:06 MiG-3 8./JG54  
93 6.5.1942 18:12 I-180 8./JG54  
94 6.5.1942 18:19 I-180 8./JG54  
95 7.5.1942 5:58 P-40 8./JG54  
96 9.5.1942 15:23 P-40 8./JG54  
97 10.5.1942 8:25 I-180 8./JG54 10 481
98 12.5.1942 9:36 I-16 8./JG54 10 362
99 12.5.1942 9:41 P-40 8./JG54  
100 12.5.1942 10:53 P-40 8./JG54  
101 8.8.1942 18:58 P-40 8./JG54 29 561
102 9.8.1942 11:33 P-40 8./JG54 29 521

Victories : 102
Awards : Ritterkreuz (4 September 1941)
Eichenlaub (12 March 1942)
Schwertern (17 May 1942)
Units : ZG 1, JG54
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/ostermann.html

Asisbiz Database of 102 aerial victories for Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
20-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 Morane 406 2000m 18.20 West of Peronne
20-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 Morane 406 2000m 18.20 West of Peronne
26-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 P-40 Warhawk   09.06 Arras
12-Aug-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   09.35  
30-Aug-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   19.05  
05-Sep-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   10.40  
30-Sep-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   14.37  
08-Oct-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   11.46  
20-Oct-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 7500m 15.38 SE London
06-Apr-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 Me 109   12.43  
23-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-2   11.51  
23-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-2   11.58  
26-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   18.32  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.10  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.15  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.11  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.05  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.08  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.04  
06-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3      
06-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   17.37  
28-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   20.03  
01-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   19.06  
14-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-153   17.01  
14-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-153   17.04  
17-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.37  
18-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.02  
18-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   05.25  
21-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   10.45  
23-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   08.03  
03-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   15.45  
07-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   14.25  
07-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   14.30  
09-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   17.25  
10-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   10.24  
11-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-15 Rata   14.51  
11-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   07.51  
17-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   10.24  
25-Oct-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   14.15  
29-Oct-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   13.50  
13-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54   13.04  
16-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-28   15.16  
16-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-28   15.20  
19-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 C-47 Dakota   06.35  
30-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 C-47 Dakota   13.45  
01-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   12.37  
08-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   13.42  
08-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-180   13.50  
09-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   15.15  
11-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-18   15.05  
20-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   14.22  
23-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54   11.27  
23-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.05  
24-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   13.07  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 MBR-2   16.45  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-153   11.12  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-153   11.26  
26-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 Pe-2   13.21  
28-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-15   09.18  
28-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-18   15.01  
01-Feb-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.50  
14-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-26   17.05  
16-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-26   08.30  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   14.00  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   14.03  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   10.06  
18-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 -   17.00  
18-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 -   16.35  
19-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   11.15  
19-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   11.40  
20-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   12.31  
20-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.21  
21-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   11.40  
22-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.20  
22-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.35  
28-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   10.16  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.57  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.05  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.28  
31-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   13.33  
31-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   13.15  
01-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   18.12  
13-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   12.30  
23-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   12.30  
23-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.02  
24-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   06.41  
25-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   11.50  
27-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.15  
27-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   12.12  
29-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.25  
29-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.22  
30-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   13.41  
30-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   14.06  
06-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   18.12  
06-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   18.19  
07-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   05.58  
09-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   15.23  
10-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180 1900m 08.25 10 481
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 800m 09.36 10 362
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.41  
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.53  
08-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 2800m 18.58 29 561
09-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 600m 11.33 29 521
09-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 Dogfight   KiA Dogfight Ammosovo

Knights-Cross

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann was born on 11 December 1917 at Hamburg. He joined the Luftwaffe as a Fahnenjunker in March 1937. At the outbreak of World War 2 Leutnant Ostermann was serving with I./ZG1 flying Bf-110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters. He participated in the invasion of Poland in September 1939. In April 1940, Ostermann was transferred to JG21. Leutnant Ostermann was assigned to 1./JG21. On 20 May 1940, he achieved his first aerial victory during the French campaign when he shot down a French Morane 406 fighter near Péronne. He recorded a second victory during the French campaign. On 6 June, 1./JG21 was redesignated 7./JG54. During the Battle of Britain, Ostermann did well recording six victories. Ostermann participated in the invasion of the Balkans. On 6 April 1941, he claimed a Yugoslavian Bf-109E fighter shot down over Belgrade. Following the successful conclusion of the Balkans campaign, JG54 and Ostermann then saw much action against the Russians over the Leningrad front. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 September 1941 for 29 victories. In November 1941, Ostermann transferred to I./JG54.

By Spring 1942, he had shot down 40 Soviet aircraft. He recorded his 50th victory on 20 January 1942, his 60th on 1 February and 70th on 20 March. In February 1942, Oberleutnant Ostermann was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG54. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 81) on 12 March. On 31 March, he claimed his 79th and 80th victories and his 89th and 90th on 29 April. Ostermann recorded his 97th victory on 10 May, but was shot down shortly afterward surviving unharmed. On 12 May he became the seventh pilot in World War 2 to achieve 100 victories, although he was shot down in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr 13125) (Black 1) on that occasion suffering wounds in the process. He was awarded the Schwertern on 17 May.

Ostermann was afforded leave following the award and did not return to combat duty until August. On 9 August 1942, Ostermann, flying Bf-109G-2 (W.Nr. 10438) (Black 1), shot down a Russian Curtiss P-40 fighter for his 102nd, and last, victory, but shortly after was shot down and killed in a dogfight with Soviet fighter pilots in the vicinity of Amossovo.

Max-Hellmuth Ostermann shot down 102 enemy aircraft in over 300 combat missions. He recorded eight victories over the Western front.

List of aerial victories for Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 20.5.1940 18:20 Morane 406 1./JG21 W Peronne
2 26.5.1940 9:06 Curtiss 1./JG21 Arras
3 12.8.1940 9:35 7./JG54  
4 30.8.1940 19:05 7./JG54  
5 5.9.1940 10:40 7./JG54  
6 30.9.1940 14:37 7./JG54  
7 8.10.1940 11:46 7./JG54  
8 20.10.1940 15:38 7./JG54 SE London
9 6.4.1941 12:43 Bf-109E 7./JG54 Belgrade
- 7.4.1941 - IK-2 7./JG54 Not confirmed
10 23.6.1941 11:51 SB-2 7./JG54 N Kaunas
11 23.6.1941 11:58 SB-2 7./JG54 N Kaunas
12 26.6.1941 18:32 DB-3 7./JG54  
13 30.6.1941 12:10 DB-3 7./JG54  
14 30.6.1941 12:11 DB-3 7./JG54  
15 30.6.1941 12:15 DB-3 7./JG54  
16 5.7.1941 20:04 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
17 5.7.1941 20:05 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
18 5.7.1941 20:08 SB-3 7./JG54 Ostrov area
19 6.7.1941 - SB-3 7./JG54  
20 6.7.1941 17:37 SB-3 7./JG54  
21 28.7.1941 20:03 I-18 7./JG54  
22 1.8.1941 19:06 DB-3 7./JG54 JG54`s 1000th victory
23 14.8.1941 17:01 I-153 7./JG54  
24 14.8.1941 17:04 I-153 7./JG54  
25 17.8.1941 11:37 I-16 7./JG54  
26 18.8.1941 5:25 I-16 7./JG54  
27 18.8.1941 11:02 I-16 7./JG54  
28 21.8.1941 10:45 I-16 7./JG54  
29 23.8.1941 8:03 I-16 7./JG54  
30 3.9.1941 15:45 I-16 7./JG54  
31 7.9.1941 14:25 I-18 7./JG54  
32 7.9.1941 14:30 I-18 7./JG54  
33 9.9.1941 17:25 I-18 7./JG54  
34 10.9.1941 10:24 I-26 7./JG54  
35 11.9.1941 7:51 SB-3 7./JG54 Staraya Russa
36 11.9.1941 14:51 I-15 7./JG54 Staraya Russa
37 17.9.1941 10:24 I-18 7./JG54 Krasnoye Selo / Possibly MiG-3 of 191 IAP/71IAK VVS flown by Yegor Novikov (14 victories)
38 25.10.1941 14:15 I-26 7./JG54  
39 29.10.1941 13:50 I-26 7./JG54  
40 13.11.1941 13:04 Il-2 3./JG54  
41 16.11.1941 15:16 I-28 3./JG54  
42 16.11.1941 15:20 I-28 3./JG54  
43 19.11.1941 6:35 DC-3 3./JG54  
44 30.11.1941 13:45 DC-3 3./JG54  
45 1.1.1942 12:37 I-26 3./JG54  
46 8.1.1942 13:42 I-26 3./JG54  
47 8.1.1942 13:50 I-180 3./JG54  
48 9.1.1942 15:15 I-26 3./JG54  
49 11.1.1942 15:05 I-18 3./JG54  
50 20.1.1942 14:22 I-26 3./JG54  
51 23.1.1942 11:05 I-16 3./JG54  
52 23.1.1942 11:27 Il-2 3./JG54  
53 24.1.1942 13:07 I-16 3./JG54  
54 25.1.1942 11:12 I-153 3./JG54  
55 25.1.1942 11:26 I-153 3./JG54  
56 25.1.1942 16:45 MBR-2 3./JG54  
57 26.1.1942 13:21 Pe-2 3./JG54  
58 28.1.1942 9:18 I-15 3./JG54  
59 28.1.1942 15:01 I-18 3./JG54  
60 1.2.1942 10:50 P-40 3./JG54  
61 14.3.1942 17:05 I-26 8./JG54  
62 16.3.1942 8:30 I-26 8./JG54  
63 17.3.1942 10:06 I-18 8./JG54  
64 17.3.1942 14:00 R-Z 8./JG54  
65 17.3.1942 14:03 R-Z 8./JG54  
66 18.3.1942 16:35 E/a 8./JG54 III./JG54's 500th victory
67 18.3.1942 17:00~ E/a 8./JG54  
68 19.3.1942 11:15 P-40 8./JG54  
69 19.3.1942 11:40 I-18 8./JG54  
70 20.3.1942 12:31 I-18 8./JG54  
71 20.3.1942 17:21 I-18 8./JG54  
72 21.3.1942 11:40 I-18 8./JG54  
73 22.3.1942 17:20 I-18 8./JG54  
74 22.3.1942 17:35 I-18 8./JG54  
75 28.3.1942 10:16 I-18 8./JG54  
76 29.3.1942 9:28 I-16 8./JG54  
77 29.3.1942 11:57 I-16 8./JG54  
78 29.3.1942 12:05 I-16 8./JG54  
79 31.3.1942 13:15 I-18 8./JG54  
80 31.3.1942 13:33 I-18 8./JG54  
81 1.4.1942 18:12 I-18 8./JG54  
82 13.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 8./JG54  
83 23.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 8./JG54  
84 23.4.1942 16:02 MiG-3 8./JG54  
85 24.4.1942 6:41 R-Z 8./JG54  
86 25.4.1942 11:50 I-180 8./JG54  
87 27.4.1942 6:15 P-40 8./JG54  
88 27.4.1942 12:12 P-40 8./JG54  
89 29.4.1942 16:22 MiG-3 8./JG54  
90 29.4.1942 16:25 MiG-3 8./JG54  
91 30.4.1942 13:41 P-40 8./JG54  
92 30.4.1942 14:06 MiG-3 8./JG54  
93 6.5.1942 18:12 I-180 8./JG54  
94 6.5.1942 18:19 I-180 8./JG54  
95 7.5.1942 5:58 P-40 8./JG54  
96 9.5.1942 15:23 P-40 8./JG54  
97 10.5.1942 8:25 I-180 8./JG54 10 481
98 12.5.1942 9:36 I-16 8./JG54 10 362
99 12.5.1942 9:41 P-40 8./JG54  
100 12.5.1942 10:53 P-40 8./JG54  
101 8.8.1942 18:58 P-40 8./JG54 29 561
102 9.8.1942 11:33 P-40 8./JG54 29 521

Victories : 102
Awards : Ritterkreuz (4 September 1941)
Eichenlaub (12 March 1942)
Schwertern (17 May 1942)
Units : ZG 1, JG54
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/ostermann.html

Asisbiz Database of 102 aerial victories for Max-Hellmuth Ostermann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
20-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 Morane 406 2000m 18.20 West of Peronne
20-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 Morane 406 2000m 18.20 West of Peronne
26-May-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 1./JG21 P-40 Warhawk   09.06 Arras
12-Aug-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   09.35  
30-Aug-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   19.05  
05-Sep-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   10.40  
30-Sep-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   14.37  
08-Oct-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54   11.46  
20-Oct-40 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 7500m 15.38 SE London
06-Apr-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 Me 109   12.43  
23-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-2   11.51  
23-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-2   11.58  
26-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   18.32  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.10  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.15  
30-Jun-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   12.11  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.05  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.08  
05-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   20.04  
06-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3      
06-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   17.37  
28-Jul-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   20.03  
01-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 DB-3   19.06  
14-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-153   17.01  
14-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-153   17.04  
17-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.37  
18-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.02  
18-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   05.25  
21-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   10.45  
23-Aug-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   08.03  
03-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-16 Rata   15.45  
07-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   14.25  
07-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   14.30  
09-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   17.25  
10-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   10.24  
11-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-15 Rata   14.51  
11-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 SB-3   07.51  
17-Sep-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-18   10.24  
25-Oct-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   14.15  
29-Oct-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 7./JG54 I-26   13.50  
13-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54   13.04  
16-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-28   15.16  
16-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-28   15.20  
19-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 C-47 Dakota   06.35  
30-Nov-41 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 C-47 Dakota   13.45  
01-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   12.37  
08-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   13.42  
08-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-180   13.50  
09-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   15.15  
11-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-18   15.05  
20-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-26   14.22  
23-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54   11.27  
23-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.05  
24-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   13.07  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 MBR-2   16.45  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-153   11.12  
25-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-153   11.26  
26-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 Pe-2   13.21  
28-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-15   09.18  
28-Jan-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 I-18   15.01  
01-Feb-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.50  
14-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-26   17.05  
16-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-26   08.30  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   14.00  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   14.03  
17-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   10.06  
18-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 -   17.00  
18-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 -   16.35  
19-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   11.15  
19-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   11.40  
20-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   12.31  
20-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.21  
21-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   11.40  
22-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.20  
22-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   17.35  
28-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   10.16  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   11.57  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.05  
29-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.28  
31-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   13.33  
31-Mar-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   13.15  
01-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-18   18.12  
13-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   12.30  
23-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   12.30  
23-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.02  
24-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 R-Zet   06.41  
25-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   11.50  
27-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   06.15  
27-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   12.12  
29-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.25  
29-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   16.22  
30-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   13.41  
30-Apr-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 MiG-3   14.06  
06-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   18.12  
06-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180   18.19  
07-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   05.58  
09-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   15.23  
10-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-180 1900m 08.25 10 481
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 800m 09.36 10 362
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   09.41  
12-May-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Warhawk   10.53  
08-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 2800m 18.58 29 561
09-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 600m 11.33 29 521
09-Aug-42 Max-Hellmuth Ostermann 8./JG54 Dogfight   KiA Dogfight Ammosovo

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'I used to call him 'Bruchmuller' ...' HANS-EKKEHARD BOB, STAFFELKAPITAN OF 9./JG54

When we reached Leningrad, our ground troops entered the suburbs but were prevented from making any further progress by the River Neva running between the Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga. It was the end of 1941 and we had already seen the first signs of Winter when we had arrived at the major military air base at Siverskaya. The Russians had abandoned the barracks and hangars only as we arrived, so the windows were largely still intact. We were billeted in the former Czar's palace and were able to settle down into quite good accommodation.

It soon became apparent that the fortified city of Leningrad would not easily fall into our hands, so we had to prepare for a long stay in Siverskaya. In total, we spent 16 months there and endured the hard Winter of 1941/42 when temperatures dropped as low as minus 52°C. In such conditions everything froze. Even the heaters used to warm our aircraft engines would not function, so we had to build fires to warm the heaters before they could be started. Only then could we in turn warm our aircraft engines. To avoid this problem, we eventually kept the heaters running day and night.

These extreme climatic conditions did not, however, prevent the Russians from constantly attacking our lines, but by the time our infantry had raised the alarm and we had taken off and flown to the combat area, the enemy's armoured IL-2s had already disappeared. For this reason, it was decided that my Staffel would move to a well-camouflaged airstrip only two kilometres from the front and, that way, we were able to see the ground-attack aircraft approaching. We then scrambled and caught them completely by surprise. On one of the first occasions, everything happened so fast that I attacked and shot down a Russian aircraft even before my undercarriage had retracted. Soon, the infantry on both sides had become aware of this exploit and I achieved a certain fame. Even the Russian radio broadcast such threats as, 'Sooner or later the Captain of the Teufelsstaffel Bob will be shot down by our forces.' Unfortunately for them, they never succeeded.

The Russians were more fortunate in the Demyansk area in January 1942 when they were able to surround some 100,000 men of our 16th Army and the Luftwaffe had to supply them. In the pocket, our comrades had built a small airfield and our fighters landed and took off throughout the day. Our task was to secure the airspace in the area and in this we were quite successful.

In my Staffel, I had a good pilot called Muller; Feldwebel Muller. 1 I used to call him 'Bruchmuller' (Breakmuller) because he often damaged his aircraft in bad landings. No matter how many aircraft he damaged though, his claims were always one ahead, and at that time he had 11 claims and had damaged ten of our own machines. This theatre of operations presented a good opportunity to push Muller a bit, so I said to him, 'Dear Muller, I don't want you to damage any more machines. If it happens again then you will stay in the pocket and the infantry can have you!' From that day onwards, all Muller's landings were excellent!

1. This was probably Siegfried Muller, killed in action on 21 February 1945 when an Oberfeldwebel.
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'Our morale in combat was unbroken.' HANS-EKKEHARD BOB, 9./JG54

Our morale in combat was unbroken and when the weather permitted, we flew many sorties each day. Comparatively speaking, the English were in the better position in that they fought over their own territory and thus could save themselves in an emergency by baling out or carrying out a crash landing. In contrast, if we found ourselves in such circumstances, we had to count on being captured or risk landing our damaged aircraft in the Channel.

In a dogfight during August 1940, my radiator was shot-up, causing the engine cooling system to fail and I had to turn off the ignition to prevent an engine fire. The Me109 1 had a glide angle of 13:1 2. which meant that with the engine stopped we could glide 13 kilometres for each kilometre of altitude. This occurred at an altitude of 4,000 metres over Canterbury, some 80 km from the French coast, so I knew I would never be able to glide that far and had to think of something new. From 4,000 metres I would be able to glide only 52 km at the most, then I would go down into the English Channel. Suddenly it occurred to me to allow the engine to cool during the descent. This I did and the temperature dropped quickly, so I restarted the engine and climbed at full throttle as high as possible until the engine overheated again. I did this repeatedly, climbing up and gliding down, until I finally reached the French coast and carried out an emergency landing on the beach at Calais. My report of this experience was distributed to the units and the method adopted. It later received the nickname 'gebobt' after Bob, my surname.

Our missions over England continued, becoming progressively more difficult until, in the last part of 1940, attacks became impossible to carry out due to the severe weather conditions. The German fighter-pilots were still optimistic even though the daylight bomber operations had been cancelled. The British fighters did not even take off if there were no German bomber formations flying in the English skies. Thus we German fighters could fly around over southern England without contact with the enemy until we reached London. In order to lure the British fighters into the air, some of the Me109 squadrons were equipped with bomb racks. This was the birth of the fighter-bomber.

As the Staffelkapitiin of 9./JG54, I had to carry out a test flight with a 250 kg bomb under the fuselage. The take-off, from a meadow at Guines-South, was quite risky since we fighter pilots had no idea how to handle bombs, how to hit the target, or how to operate the whole thing. In fact, the sortie was at first regarded as something suitable for a Himmelfahrtskommando, or suicide squad, but it proved worth the effort as the flight with the bomb was successful. Once in the air, I flew to a small spit of land extending from the English coast where I could release the bomb but exactly where it fell I could not determine as I really did not have the necessary experience. With time, however, and with improvisation - in order to dive at the correct angle, for example, we painted lines on the sides of the canopy - we achieved really good results. We then flew against England where our first targets were the airbase at Biggin Hill and Tilbury docks in London, where warships were being built.

During all of our operations the radio communications traffic of the British fighter pilots were being intercepted. On one occasion3, an interesting conversation took place between ground control and a British fighter formation when ground control said: 'Attack the German bomber formations! 'The English formation leader shouted back: 'There are no bomber formations here!' Ground control: 'But bombs have been dropped' Formation leader: 'I see only Me-109s but they can't drop bombs!' Word quickly got around, though, that the bombs were being dropped by the Me-109 units with the result that air combat was resumed.

1. German pilots of the period referred to the Messerschmitt 109 as the 'Me-109' instead of the technically correct 'Bf109'.
2. Rudolf Rothenfelder of JG2 has stated that the ratio between height and the glide distance was 12:1.
3. Probably 20 September 1940. See main text for further details.

Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob was born on 24 January 1917 at Freiburg/Breisgau. Bob joined the Luftwaffe on 1 December 1936 with the rank of Fahnenjunker. He spent his first year at the Luftskriegsschule Wildpark Werder undergoing six months of basic military training before commencing his flying training on 1 June 1937. At the beginning of 1938, he attended the Officer's Academy. ObeRGähnrich Bob was then transferred Jagdfliegergruppe 133 based at Wiesbaden. His first operational missions came during the occupation of the Sudetenland flying with an Arado Ar 68 biplane fighter equipped unit escorting bomber and transport aircraft. Following the successful conclusion of the operation, Bob was transferred to JG334, equipped with Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engine fighters and based at Gablingen, where he also received promotion to the rank of Leutnant on 1 September 1938. In July 1939, Bob was transferred to the newly formed 3./JG21, based at Jesau. On 6 June 1940, 3./JG21 was redesignated 9./JG54. He flew his first combat missions of World War 2 in Poland and France as a Schwarmführer (leader of four aircraft). On 10 May 1940, Bob claimed his first victory, a Gloster Gladiator biplane fighter shot down near Tongeren in Belgium. By the end of the French campaign he had recorded four victories. On 1 August 1940, Bob was promoted to the rank of Oberleutnant. He was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7./JG54 on 10 October 1940, replacing Oberleutnant Günther Scholz (34 victories, DK) who had left to lead III./JG54. However, his stay with this unit was short. On 28 November, Bob was appointed Staffelkapitän of 9./JG54, which he led until 1 August 1943. During the Battle of Britain, Bob's unit became one of the first fighter-bomber (Jabo) units. 9.Staffel mostly attacked shipping targets with 250kg bombs. By 11 November 1940, Bob had recorded 19 victories.

Oberleutnant Bob was awarded the Ritterkreuz by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on 7 March 1941. On 21 March 1941, Bob undertook a flight in a Bü-131 (W.Nr. 4506) (BG+AB) training aircraft, which resulted in a ditching in Cherbourg harbour following engine failure. He survived unhurt. Staffelkapitän of 9./JG54 Oberleutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob. ParndoRG, March 1941. The rudder of his Bf109E shows 19 victories.

Bob participated in the Balkan campaign, shooting down two Yugoslavian fighters: a Bf109 on 6 April 1941 for his 20th victory and an IK-2 on 9 April for his 21st victory. Following the conclusion of operations in the Balkans, JG54 was re-equipped with the new Bf 109F and relocated to airfields in East Prussia. On 22 June 1941, 9./JG54 flew their first missions of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. Bob recorded his first victory in Russia on 23 June, when he shot down a SB twin-engine bomber. However, his Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 9207) 'Yellow 1' + ~ was hit by return fire from the bomber's gunner necessitating a forced landing deep inside enemy controlled territory near Radviliskis. He managed to make his way back to German lines two days later. He was shot down for a second time on 13 July and was again forced to make an emergency landing this time near Borodkino. On 20 August, Oberleutnant Bob was again forced to make an emergency landing 50km south of Dno, when his Bf109F-2 (W.Nr. 12696) (Y1+~) received hits in the radiator. During a freie Jagd over the Volkhov River on 30 October, Bob encountered a Russian I-16 fighter. In the subsequent engagement, his Bf109F-2 (Y1+~) took hits in the radiator. He made a belly-landing behind enemy lines and was fortunate to evade capture. By the end of 1941, Bob had 39 victories to his credit. On 29 September 1942, he recorded his 50th victory. The sojourn in Russia ended for 9./JG54 on 12 February 1943, when III.Gruppe and 4./JG54 were ordered by the General der Jagdflieger, Adolf Galland, to change positions with units of JG26 based on the Western front. This tactical operation was cancelled, but III./JG54 stayed in the West and was separated from its parent Geschwader for the remainder of the war.

On 17 April 1943, Hauptmann Bob claimed his 57th victory by ramming a USAAF B-17 four-engine bomber near Bremen. He was forced to bale-out of his stricken Bf109G-4 (W.Nr. 14935) (Y1+I). He suffered injuries in the incident. On 1 August 1943, Bob was promoted to the rank of Major and was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG51 based on the Eastern front. He gained two further victories with this unit. Bob was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG3, based on the Normandy invasion front, on 9 May 1944. He also led the unit on Reichsverteidigung duties. In August 1944, Bob transferred to Erprobungskommando 262 where he received very rudimentary training on the Me-262 jet fighter. At the beginning of 1945, he became one of the small team of experienced flying officers assigned to the staff of Generalmajor Josef Kammhuber. He worked on the staff directly responsible for allocating newly built Me 262s to operational units before being ordered by Kammhuber to Silesia. Here he joined I. and II/EJG2, both these units being responsible for training of former bomber pilots on to single-engine fighters. Bob next became a member of JV44; the Me-262 equipped unit led by the now former General der Jagdflieger, Adolf Galland (104 victories, RK-Br). At the capitulation on 8 May 1945, Bob was in Koppl, a small village near Salzburg. From there he walked 1,700km in 6 weeks to Celle. After the war Bob initially took employment as a farm labourer before establishing a transport business. In 1956, he founded Bohrmaschinen und Geräte GmbH (BOMAG) in Celle, manufacturing drilling equipment, which does business in 87 countries. He continued flying, establishing the Celle Flying Club.

Hans-Ekkehard Bob flew approximately 700 combat missions and claimed 60 victories. He recorded 37 victories over the Eastern front.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1 10.5.1940 10:33 Gladiator 3./JG21 Tongeren
2 24.5.1940 15:20 Dewoitine 3./JG21 Hénin-Lietard
3 25.5.1940 19:45 Morane 406 3./JG21 N Cambrai
4 26.5.1940 9:10 Curtiss 3./JG21 Cambrai
5 26.6.1940 18:10 9./JG54 60km W Rotterdam
6 12.8.1940 18:33 9./JG54 Canterbury
7 15.8.1940 19:27 9./JG54 Dover
8 16.8.1940 13:13 9./JG54 Calais
9 18.8.1940 14:40 9./JG54 Ramsgate
10 31.8.1940 11:40 9./JG54 Eastchurch
11 31.8.1940 11:42 9./JG54 Eastchurch
12 4.9.1940 10:10 9./JG54 Folkestone
13 9.9.1940 18:40 9./JG54 Tunbridge
14 30.9.1940 14:35 9./JG54 Tunbridge
15 9.10.1940 16:38 9./JG54 Chatham
16 9.10.1940 14:00 9./JG54 Ashford
17 20.10.1940 15:40 9./JG54 London
18 27.10.1940 10:30 9./JG54 Tunbridge
19 11.11.1940 13:17 9./JG54 Margate
20 6.4.1941 17:30 Bf 109 9./JG54 Belgrade / Possibly Bf 109 E of 32 Grupa, JKRV
21 7.4.1941 14:20 IK-2 9./JG54 Martinac / Possibly IK-2 of 107 Esk, 34 Grupa, JKRV
22 23.6.1941 11:50 SB-2 9./JG54 Kedainiai
23 30.6.1941 7:05 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
24 30.6.1941 7:09 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
25 30.6.1941 12:35 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
26 30.6.1941 15:10 SB-3 9./JG54 Daugavpils
27 6.7.1941 18:40 SB-3 9./JG54 Ostrov
28 6.7.1941 18:41 SB-3 9./JG54 Ostrov
29 6.7.1941 18:45 SB-3 9./JG54 Ostrov
30 15.7.1941 19:15 SB-3 9./JG54 Orly
31 24.7.1941 19:55 SB-2 9./JG54 Duo
32 10.9.1941 14:50 I-18 9./JG54 Dem'yansk
33 11.9.1941 9:45 I-18 9./JG54 Dem'yansk
34 15.9.1941 15:15 DB-3 9./JG54 Krasnoje-Selo
35 15.9.1941 15:25 DB-3 9./JG54 Krasnoje-Selo
36 21.9.1941 7:05 I-153 9./JG54 Krasnowardeist
37 7.10.1941 9:40 Il-2 9./JG54 Krasnoje-Bor
38 6.11.1941 10:37 E/a 9./JG54 Kolpino
39 1.12.1941 9:42 I-18 9./JG54 Mostovaja
40 25.4.1942 11:30 MiG-3 9./JG54 Leningrad
41 28.8.1942 11:30 Il-2 9./JG54 Kilosi
42 1.9.1942 9:26 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Kilosi
43 1.9.1942 12:10 Il-2 9./JG54 Rabotschi
44 2.9.1942 13:50 Il-2 9./JG54 Estonski
45 2.9.1942 14:00 Il-2 9./JG54 Gaitolowo
46 10.9.1942 17:04 Il-2 9./JG54 Tortolowo
47 15.9.1942 6:02 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 113
48 15.9.1942 15:20 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Schlüsselburg
49 22.9.1942 5:35 MiG-3 9./JG54 Beresowka
50 29.9.1942 16:08 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Newa-Bogen
51 17.12.1942 10:51 Il-2 9./JG54 Ssytschewka
52 17.12.1942 11:23 Il-2 9./JG54 Ssytschewka
53 29.12.1943 9:52 Il-2 9./JG54 Kolpina
54 30.12.1943 9:55 Il-2 9./JG54 Velikije-Luki
55 30.12.1942 10:12 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Velikije-Luki
56 14.1.1943 11:37 LaGG-3 9./JG54 Velikije-Luki
57 17.4.1943 12:45 B-17 9./JG54 Oldenburg / Rammed
58 27.7.1943 20:20 9./JG54 W Haarlem
59 ? - MiG-3 IV./JG51 Apostolovo
60 ? - MiG-3 IV./JG51 Apostolovo

Victories : 60
Awards : Ehrenpokal (28 September 1940)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 December 1942)
Ritterkreuz (7 March 1941)
Units : JG54, JG51, JG3, EJG2, JV 44

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Asisbiz Database of 60 aerial victories for Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
10-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Gladiator   10.33 Tongeren (as 9/JG54)
24-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Dewoitine   15.20 Henin-Lietard
25-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Morane 406 4000m 19.45 N Cambrai
26-May-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 3./JG21 Hawk-75A   09.10 Cambrai
26-Jun-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab I./JG21 10m 18.10 60km W Rotterdam
12-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   18.33 Canterbury
13-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   13.13  
15-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 800m 19.27 SE Dover
16-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   13.13 Calais
18-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 6500m 14.40 10km E Ramsgate
31-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   11.40 Eastchurch
31-Aug-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   11.42 Eastchurch
04-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   10.10 Folkestone
09-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   18.40  
30-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   14.35 Tonbridge
30-Sep-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54      
09-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   14.00 Ashford
09-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   16.38 Chatham
20-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 7./JG54   15.40  
27-Oct-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab III./JG54 5000m 10.30 10km E Tunbridge Wells
11-Nov-40 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   13.17 Margate
06-Apr-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 Bf 109E   17.30 Petrowgrad
07-Apr-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 IK-2   14.20 Martinae
23-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-2   11.50  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   12.35  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   07.09  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   07.05  
30-Jun-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   15.10  
06-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   18.45  
06-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   18.40  
15-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-3   19.15  
24-Jul-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 SB-2   19.55  
10-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-18   14.50  
11-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-18   09.45  
15-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 DB-3   15.15  
15-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 DB-3   15.25  
21-Sep-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-153   07.05  
07-Oct-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   09.40  
06-Nov-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54   10.37  
01-Dec-41 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 I-18   09.42  
25-Apr-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 MiG-3   11.30  
28-Aug-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 100m 11.30 10 191
01-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.26 10 191
01-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 200m 12.10 10 153
02-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 300m 13.50 10 183
02-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 300m 14.00 10 182
10-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 150m 17.04 10 183
15-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 06.02 10 113
15-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15.20 10 113
22-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 05.35 10 354
29-Sep-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 16.01 00 283
17-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 1500m 10.51 46 131
17-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 20m 11.23 47 791
29-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab III./JG54 300m 09.52 07 583
30-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 500m 09.55 07 672
30-Dec-42 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10.12 07 334
14-Jan-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 11.37 07 671
27-Jul-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob 9./JG54 20m 20.25 20km W Zandvoort
26-Sep-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab IV./JG51 Yak-1 4000m 16.37 S Jantschekrak
27-Sep-43 Hans-Ekkehard Bob Stab IV./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 13.32 ENE Tsisslovka

Luftwaffe Badge

Hans Schmoller-Haldy

JG 54 Pilots story during the 'Battle of Briatin' by Hans Schmoller-Haldy

'I c1osed to within 20-30 meters and fired with both machine guns and both cannon. The upper gunner really had some nerves...'

At the time of the armistice, we were, near Paris. That evening I was awoken by the officer-of-the-day and was told that the following morning we would be flying to Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The Staffel took off at 09.00 hours and we landed at Eindhoven at 11.00 hours. We made an intermediate landing to, refuel. The Battle of Britain was about to begin.

On 26 June 1940, I was wounded in the leg. I had taken off from Eindhoven and was flying in formation toward Germany. A British Blenheim was reported, to be flying over Holland. I was 500 meters above him near Amsterdam. I reported the British aircraft to the others in the Schwarm. I banked and dived and came in immediately behind him just like I had practiced during training. The gunner started firing at me. I rapidly closed to within 20-30, meters and fired at fin, with both machine guns and both cannon’s. The upper gunner really had some nerves and continued firing at me. As long as I was directly behind him, he could not fire through his fin and could only fire at my wings. I was closing too rapidly and I would have rammed him, so I had to turn away. I could see his tracers and the gunner had a good target when I showed him my underside. My engine was shot up and, I felt a sharp pain in my leg. Fortunately, the aircraft did not burn. I pulled out at low level. I reduced the throttle. I was losing Blood and I reported on the radio that I was wounded. I landed at Eindhoven and was immediately taken to the hospital there. It is amazing, that the Blenheim was able to continue to flying for another 200-300 kilometres.

I lay in hospita1 near Eindhoven for two weeks. I returned to flying in August. I had to fly the first missions over England with my leg wrapped in bandages. During a six-week period, all of the pilots in the Staffel except my deputy and I were lost. The last sorties were flown by, only two or three pilots. The British were now so strong that they could meet us half way across the Channel. We had started the French campaign with 12 pilots but now I had only Lt. Kitzinger and Fw. Knipscher. On the last mission, Knipscher was shot down. Kitzinger and I transferred to Jever. The base commander, an Oberstleutnant, greeted me and told me to bring in my Staffel! Lt. Kitzinger was standing in the door way, and I pointed to him and said: 'This is my Staffel!'

Asisbiz Database of 11 aerial victories for Hans Schmoller-Haldy

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
28-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Hawk-75A 3000m 12.45 Western Front
28-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Hawk-75A 3000m 12.45 Western Front
29-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Torp. Flgz.   20.00 Western Front
29-May-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Torp. Flgz. 1000m 20.00 Western Front
08-Jun-40 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Hawk-75A 1500m 11.50 Western Front
14-Aug-41 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 SB-2   09.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Sep-41 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-Jan-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-18   12.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Feb-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-18   15.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Feb-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 Pe-2   08.53 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-42 Hans Schmoller-Haldy 3./JG54 I-18   13.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front)

Knights Cross

Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart

Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart was born on 3 May 1914 at Saargemünd in Lothringen. He joined the army in 1935 but later transferred to the Luftwaffe and underwent flying training. Zweigart was posted to 9./JG54 in autumn 1940. On 10 November, he gained his first victory when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber near De Kooi in Holland. However, it was over the Eastern front that Zweigart would claim the majority of his victories. By the end of 1941, he had nine victories to his credit. He had increased his victory total to 15 by May 1942 and, by the end of October, his total stood at 44.

On 29 December, Zweigart claimed four victories to record his 51st through 54th victories. Oberfeldwebel Zweigart was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 January 1943 for 54 victories. Shortly after the award of the Ritterkreuz, Zweigart was transferred to undertake instructional duties. He returned to 9./JG54, now based on the Western front undertaking Reichsverteidigung duties, in May 1943. Zweigart recorded his 58th victory on 25 July. However, he was shot down in aerial combat with USAAF four-engine bombers on 27 July. He was able to bale out of his stricken Bf-109 G-6 (W.Nr. 15678) 'Yellow 7' although he sustained wounds in the engagement. Zweigart was transferred to 7./JG54 on 16 October 1943. In March 1944, he transferred to 8./JG54.

Finally in May, he transferred to the Gruppenstab of III./JG54. Meanwhile, he achieved considerable success against the USAAF four-engine bombers. On 6 March, he claimed three USAAF B-17 bombers shot down. On 8 June 1944, Zweigart was shot down in Fw-190A-8 (W.Nr. 170736) 'Black 3' in aerial combat near Le Cambaux. He baled out but was then shot and killed while hanging in his parachute.

Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart was credited with 69 victories. He recorded 53 victories over the Eastern front. Of his 16 victories recorded over the Western front, at least 11 were four-engine bombers

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location
1. 10.11.1940 12:20 9./JG54 20km NE De Kooi
2. 22.6.1941 14:21 I-153 9./JG54 -
3. 30.6.1941 12:32 SB-3 9./JG54 -
4. 6.7.1941 18:50 SB-3 9./JG54 -
5. 14.7.1941 16:20 SB-2 9./JG54 -
6. 11.9.1941 9:55 I-18 9./JG54 -
7. 30.9.1941 16:30 Il-2 9./JG54 -
8. 5.11.1941 13:05 I-26 9./JG54 -
9. 1.12.1941 9:27 I-18 9./JG54 -
10. 9.2.1942 15:57 Il-2 9./JG54 -
11. 9.2.1942 16:12 I-26 9./JG54 -
12. 4.4.1942 15:14 Pe-2 9./JG54 -
13. 6.4.1942 8:03 P-40 9./JG54 -
14. 25.4.1942 11:32 MiG-3 9./JG54 -
15. 25.4.1942 11:40 MiG-3 9./JG54 -
16. 28.5.1942 9:04 I-16 9./JG54 10 131: at 1.200m
17. 28.5.1942 9:04 I-16 9./JG54 -
18. 30.7.1942 19:45 MiG-3 9./JG54 18 224: at 600m
19. 2.8.1942 16:52 MiG-3 9./JG54 00 234: at 2.200m
20. 2.8.1942 19:12 MiG-3 9./JG54 00 164: at 1.500m
21. 13.8.1942 17:53 P-40 9./JG54 18 261: at 2.500m
22. 13.8.1942 17:55 P-40 9./JG54 18 264: at 2.000m
23. 28.8.1942 11:23 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 181: at 1.000m
24. 29.8.1942 10:28 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 164: at 2.500m
25. 29.8.1942 10:33 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 164: at 2.000m
26. 31.8.1942 17:16 MiG-3 9./JG54 10191: at 2.500m
27. 31.8.1942 17:20 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 164: at 2.000m
28. 1.9.1942 10:55 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 254: at 2.500m
29. 2.9.1942 10:12 LaGG-3 9./JG54 00 212: at 1.500m
30. 2.9.1942 18:39 MiG-3 9./JG54 10 113: at 800m
31. 3.9.1942 11:02 P-40 9./JG54 10 154: at 2.000m
32. 3.9.1942 11:07 P-40 9./JG54 10 254: at 2.000m
33. 9.9.1942 11:12 P-40 9./JG54 10 242: at 1.000m
34. 9.9.1942 17:20 MiG-3 9./JG54 00 264: at 2.000m
35. 15.9.1942 6:04 P-40 9./JG54 10 241: at 1.800m
36. 20.9.1942 17:28 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 254: at 2.200m
37. 21.9.1942 11:07 P-40 9./JG54 10 161: at 1.800m
38. 28.9.1942 14:46 LaGG-3 9./JG54 01 881: at 800m
39. 28.9.1942 15:21 9./JG54 00 264: at 2.000m
40. 29.9.1942 6:46 LaGG-3 9./JG54 00 251: at 3.000m
41. 26.10.1942 8:45 Il-2 9./JG54 28 263: at 1.200m
42. 26.10.1942 13:57 LaGG-3 9./JG54 18 234: at 800m
43. 30.10.1942 8:55 LaGG-3 9./JG54 28 113: at 2.500m
44. 30.10.1942 9:37 LaGG-3 9./JG54 29 783: at 2.500m
45. 7.11.1942 8:48 P-40 9./JG54 38 742 at 4.500m
46. 7.11.1942 8:57 P-40 9./JG54 28 834 at 3.500m
47. 14.11.1942 11:35 LaGG-3 9./JG54 10 262 at 1.500m
48. 22.11.1942 11:45 Pe-2 9./JG54 90 441
49. 17.12.1942 10:50 MiG-3 9./JG54 46 214 at 3.000m
50. 25.12.1942 12:50 Il-2 9./JG54 07 724 at 150m
51. 29.12.1942 8:36 Yak-1 9./JG54 07 642 at 3.000m
52. 29.12.1942 8:40 La-5 9./JG54 07 591 at 3.000m
53. 29.12.1942 8:49 La-5 9./JG54 07 733 at 4.000m
54. 29.12.1942 11:16 Yak-1 9./JG54 07 594 at 2.500m
? 25.6.1943 9:03 B-17 9./JG54 SW Dörpen: 7.500m
? 18.7.1943 7:15 P-51 9./JG54 off Katwijk
58. 25.7.1943 15:19 9./JG54 NW Ijmuiden
59. 27.7.1943 20:13 Ventura 9./JG54 Haarlem
60. 12.8.1943 8:52 B-17 9./JG54 Kerken-Kempen
61. 29.11.1943 14:58 B-17 HSS 7./JG54 Cloppenburg area: 8.900m
62. 20.2.1944 12:57 B-17 7./JG54 ID: 7.000m 
63. 20.2.1944 13:06 B-17 7./JG54 JE: 7.000m
64. 6.3.1944 11:58 B-17 7./JG54 Söge-Cloppenburg
65. 6.3.1944 - B-17 7./JG54 -
66. 6.3.1944 14:49 B-17 7./JG54 Rheinsehlen: 500m
67. 18.3.1944 15:20 B-17 8./JG54 Lahr-Biberach
68. 19.5.1944 13:10 B-24 Stab III./JG 54 HB 4
69. 27.5.1944 12:19 B-17 Stab III./JG 54 Ballons de Voges

Victories : 69
Awards : Ehrenpokal (26 October 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 November 1942)
Ritterkreuz (22 January 1943)
Units : JG54

Asisbiz Database of 66 out of 69 aerial victories for Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
10-Nov-40 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54   12.20 25km NE De Kooi
22-Jun-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-153   14.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Jun-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 SB-3   12.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 SB-3   18.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-Jul-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 SB-2   16.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Sep-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-18   09.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Sep-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54   16.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Nov-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-26   13.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Dec-41 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-18   09.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Feb-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54   15.57 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Feb-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-26   16.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
04-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Pe-2   15.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   08.03 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3   11.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Apr-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3   11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-May-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-16 Rata   09.04 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
28-May-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.04 10 131
30-Jul-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 600m 19.45 18 224
02-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 16.52 00 234
02-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 19.12 00 164
13-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 17.55 18 264
13-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 17.53 18 261
28-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 1000m 11.23 10 181
29-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 10.33 10 164
29-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2500m 10.28 10 164
31-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 17.20 10 164
31-Aug-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2500m 17.16 10191
01-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 10.55 10 254
02-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 800m 18.39 10 113
02-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 10.12 00 212
03-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 11.07 10 254
03-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 11.02 10 154
09-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 17.20 00 264
09-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 11.12 10 242
15-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 06.04 10 241
20-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2200m 17.28 10 254
21-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 11.07 10 161
28-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14.46 01 881
28-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 2000m 15.21 00 264
29-Sep-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 06.46 00 251
26-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 1200m 08.45 28 263
26-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 13.57 18 234
30-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 08.55 28 113
30-Oct-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09.37 29 783
07-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 08.48 38 742
07-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 08.57 28 834
14-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 11.35 10 262
22-Nov-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Pe-2   11.45 90 441
17-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 10.50 46 214
25-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 150m 12.50 07 724
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 La-5 4000m 08.49 07 733
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 La-5 3000m 08.40 07 591
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 08.36 07 642
29-Dec-42 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 11.16 07 594
25-Jun-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7500m 09.03 SW Dorpen
18-Jul-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 30m 07.15 05 Ost S/HJ 2 (off Katwijk)
25-Jul-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 3500m 15.19 05 Ost S/FJ-9 (NW Ijmuiden)
27-Jul-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Stab III./JG54 Ventura 4000m 20.13 GK (Haarlem)
12-Aug-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 9./JG54 B-17 Fortress 9500m 08.52 LN 3-6 (Kerken-Kempen)
29-Nov-43 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress Hss 8900m 14.58 Raum Cloppenburg
20-Feb-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.06 Channel Front
20-Feb-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12.57 ID Channel Front
06-Mar-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 500m 14.49 Rheinsehlen
06-Mar-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11.58 05 Ost S/EQ (Soge-Cloppenburg)
19-May-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Stab III./JG54 B-24 Liberator   13.10 HB 4
27-May-44 Eugen-Ludwig Zweigart Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.19 DO 6/DP 4 (Ballons de Voges)

 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)

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