III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 77 - III./JG77

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Messerschmitt Bf 109F2 III.JG77 July 1941 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109F 3./JG77 Friedrich Geisshardt Bari Italy Aug 1942

Bari is the capital city of the province of Bari and of the Apulia region, on the Adriatic Sea, in Italy

 
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Friedrich Richard 'Fritz' Geisshardt

Units: 1 & 2(J)/LG-2(9/39), I./JG-77(6/41), Stfkpt in I/KG-77(8/41) Stfkpt 3./JG-77 (5/42 S.U.), II./JG-27, Kdr III./JG-26(after Priller, 1/1943)

Awards: RK(8/30/41)-EL(6/23/42), DK-G(4/28/42), EP(7/13/41), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Bdg, Bmbr & Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Do 17Z & Ju 88A in KG-77, Bf 109E 'Red 13' (10/39), Bf 109F-4 WNr 7570 'Yellow 5' (35% dam 5/12/42; force land, combat engine dam, pilot OK), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-4 WNr 7051 (lost 4/5/43) in III/JG-26

Remarks: DOW 6 April, 1943 from wounds received from a 306th Bomber Group B-17 gunners on April 5th. He died from blood loss due to a abdominal wound, despite a smooth landing in his A-4 at Gontrode, near Ghent, Belgium. 742 missions. His first victory was a Polish P-24 near Lubica, 9 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dungeness and a 'damaged' Spitfire at St Margaret's Bay, 4 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Maidstone on 7 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire W of Dover on 14 February, 1941. Nearly all his victories (75) were in the East, many were multiple victories! His first known Soviet victories, an I-18 and a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. A DB-5 on 3 September, 1941. An I-16 Rata on 23 January, 1942. An R-5 of 622 LBAP on 3 or 4 February, 1942. A Quad on 7 May, 1942; two LaGG-3's, an R-5 and an I-153. His 75th victory, a Soviet R-10 on 18 May, 1942. 9 victories in the Desert. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 43 aerial victories out of 102 for Friedrich Richard 'Fritz' Geisshardt

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
Saturday, September 9, 1939 Friedrich Geisshardt 2.(J)LG2 PZL P-24 50m 16:30 bei Lubica
Thursday, July 4, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 2.(J)/LG2 Hurricane   20:00 Dungeness
Thursday, July 4, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)/LG2 Spitfire   15:30 St Margarets Bay
Tuesday, August 13, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 2.(J)/LG2 Blenheim      
Saturday, August 24, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)/LG2 Spitfire   12:30 Dover
Saturday, September 7, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Spitfire   18:00 Maidstone
Monday, September 23, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)/LG2 Spitfire   10:35 Dover
Saturday, October 26, 1940 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)/LG2 Spitfire   12:40 West of Boulogne
Sunday, February 2, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Spitfire   15:30 40km W. Cap Gris Nez
Tuesday, February 11, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Spitfire 6500m 17:22 Cap Blanc Nez
Friday, February 14, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Spitfire 4000m - W. Dover
Friday, February 14, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Spitfire 6000m 13:13 W. Dover
Tuesday, February 25, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Spitfire 60m - Deal
Monday, March 24, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Hurricane   19:45 Kanalmitte
Thursday, March 27, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt Stab I.(J)LG2 Spitfire   18:15 SW Folkestone
Sunday, April 6, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Fury 1200m 06:20 Kumanovo
Sunday, April 6, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Fury 4500m 06:15 Kumanovo
Sunday, April 6, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Fury 3000m - Kumanovo
Sunday, April 6, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt 1.(J)LG2 Fury 600m 06:12 Kumanovo
Friday, May 16, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt Stab I.(J)LG2 Hurricane I   17:10 Malemes
Monday, May 26, 1941 Friedrich Geisshardt Stab I.(J)LG2 Hurricane   15:30 -
Friday, January 23, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt Stab I./JG77 I-16 Rata   15:30  
Saturday, January 24, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt Stab I./JG77 I-16 Rata   10:00  
Saturday, January 24, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt Stab I./JG77 I-16 Rata   14:00  
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire   - -
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire Low Level (off Norway) 17:46 -
Monday, July 20, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire   14:10 -
Sunday, July 26, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire   10:10 -
Wednesday, July 29, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire 5000m 10:20 -
Tuesday, September 8, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire   - -
Saturday, October 10, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire   08:50 -
Tuesday, October 13, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire 7200m 17:18 -
Thursday, October 15, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire 1500m 11:05 -
Thursday, October 15, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire   11:00 -
Tuesday, November 3, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk 3700m - -
Wednesday, November 4, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk 6500m - W. El Daba
Wednesday, November 4, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk   - -
Wednesday, November 4, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk 10m - SW El Alamein
Wednesday, November 4, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk 5600m - W. El Daba
Thursday, November 5, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk   - N. Fuka
Thursday, November 5, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk 3000m - N. Fuka
Monday, November 9, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 P-40 Warhawk 4500m - E. Halfaya Pass
Tuesday, November 10, 1942 Friedrich Geisshardt 3./JG77 Spitfire 100m - -

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/