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Aircrew Luftwaffe JG2 ace Egon Mayer 19th Aug 1917 to 2nd Mar 1944

Remarks: Egon Mayer (19 August 1917 – 2 March 1944) was a German fighter pilot during World War II. He was credited with 102 enemy aircraft shot down in over 353 combat missions. His victories were all claimed over the Western Front. Mayer was the first fighter pilot to score 100 victories entirely on the Western Front.

Born in Konstanz, Mayer, volunteered for military service in the Luftwaffe (air force) of Nazi Germany in 1937. He was posted to Jagdgeschwader 2 (fighter wing, JG 2) in 1939. He fought in the Battle of France and claimed his first aerial victory in that campaign on 13 June 1940. Mayer was appointed squadron leader of the 7th squadron of JG 2 in June 1941. Two months later, following his 21st aerial victory, he received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 1 August 1941. In November 1942, Mayer was appointed commander of the III. Gruppe (3rd group) of JG 2.

Mayer claimed his first victories over United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) four-engine bombers on 23 November 1942. Together with fellow pilot Georg-Peter Eder, Mayer developed the head-on attack as the most effective tactic against the Allied daylight heavy combat box bomber formations. He received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves on 16 April 1943 after 63 victories. On 1 July 1943, he was appointed commander of JG 2. On 5 February 1944, Mayer became the first pilot on the Channel Front to reach 100 victories. He was killed in action on 2 March 1944 while leading an attack on a USAAF bomber formation; he was shot down near Montmédy, France. Mayer was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

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Aircrew Luftwaffe JG2 ace Kurt Goltzsch with his Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6

5 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen' - 5./JG2

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 5./JG2 Blue 4 and Bar (Blue 4+-) Langensalza, Erfurt Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 5./JG2 Red 12+- Heinz Hünig WNr 27083 DP+JC Juvincourt France 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 5./JG2 (B7+ ) Paul Mungersdorff shot downd by a Spitfire on 12th Aug 1943 pilot okay

Bf.109G-6/R-6 Unit: 5./JG 2 Serial: 7+- Pilot - Leutnant Paul Mungersdorff. August 1943. This aircraft was shot down by Spitfire on August 12th, 1943, pilot survived.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 5./JG2 (B12+-) Heinz Hünig WNr 27083 Poix France Oct 2nd 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 III./JG2 (White 1+) France 1944

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G1 11.(Hohen)/JG2 (White 11+) Julius Meimberg Werk Nr 14063 Poix France 6th Sep 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G1 11./JG2 White 11 Julius Meimberg WNr 14063 France summer 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G1 11./JG2 White 11 Julius Meimberg WNr 14063 Poix France Nov 1942

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12. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 - 12./JG2

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 12./JG2 (Blue 17+-) test firing 21cm rockets Beaumontle Roger France 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS 2./EJG 2 Red 8 flown by Ofhr. Othmar Schwendmayer based in Schleswig-Jagel Germany 4th May 1945

FaceBook Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS Red 8 of 2./EJG 2, Schleswig-Jagel/Germany,4 May 1945. Ofhr. Othmar Schwendmayer, a former He 111 pilot on the Eastern Front, flew this machine against British, American, and Russian forces over the last three weeks of the war. Schwendmayer flew his last mission of the war on this day, attacking enemy columns on the Hamburg-Lübeck autobahn. The unit dropped their AB 250 Anti-personnel bombs that night from 1200 meters in altitude, to avoid most of the AA threat. Virtually all his operations were flown at night and he believed they were largely ineffective.© Claes Sundin 2015

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Wilhelm Balthasar

Units: J/88 Leg.Condor, Stfkpt 1./JG-1(6/38), Stfkpt 7./JG-27, Kdr III./JG-3(8/40 Desvres), Kdr JG-2 (2/41-7/41)

Awards: RK(6/14/40)-EL(7/2/41), Spanish Cross-Br, EK 1 & 2, Wound Bdg, Ftr Oper.Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109C '6x16' in J/88, Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 WNr 1559 'Green 1' in 7/JG-27 (5/40), Bf 109F-4 WNr 7066 '<+' (lost 7/3/41)

Remarks: KIA 3 July, 1941 during aerial combat with Spitfires near Aire (St. Omer). He crashed into a home on the Aire-St. Omer Rd. at Wittes, 8 km north of St. Omer, and was killed when one wing broke off his F-4, like the accident which took Gustav Sprick's life. Buried Illies Nord France, Block 2, Grave 78 (Rosseels). He had been seroiusly wounded 4 September, 1940 over Canterbury by a Spitfire of RAF No. 222 Sq.. 7 victories in Spain. 21 victories during the French Campaign. Nos 1 thru 4; three Gladiators near Maastricht and a Morane W of Maastricht on 11 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane near Jodoigne, SSW of Tienen, 13 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-1. Victories 8, 9 & 10, all Hurricanes at Douai on 23 May, 1940. Nos.13-17 in one day near Nesle/Roye on 5 June, 1940. Nos.18-21, all LeO-451's at Roye on 6 June, 1940. He was the 2nd Fighter Pilot to receive the Knights Cross, havig 23 victories at the time, plus 13 destroyed on the ground. He is known to have flown Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1486 'White 1' as Stfkpt 1/JG-1 in May, 1940. He is buried at the WWI Cemetary in Flanders, next to his Father, who died in the earlier conflict. His last victory, Nos.39 & 40 a Spitfire & a Blenheim on 27 June, 1941 in the Dunkirk-St Omer area.KIA 3 July, 1941 during aerial combat with Spitfires near Aire (St. Omer). He crashed into a home on the Aire-St. Omer Rd. at Wittes, 8 km north of St. Omer, and was killed when one wing broke off his F-4, like the accident which took Gustav Sprick's life. Buried Illies Nord France, Block 2, Grave 78 (Rosseels). He had been seroiusly wounded 4 September, 1940 over Canterbury by a Spitfire of RAF No. 222 Sq.. 7 victories in Spain. 21 victories during the French Campaign. Nos 1 thru 4; three Gladiators near Maastricht and a Morane W of Maastricht on 11 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane near Jodoigne, SSW of Tienen, 13 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-1. Victories 8, 9 & 10, all Hurricanes at Douai on 23 May, 1940. Nos.13-17 in one day near Nesle/Roye on 5 June, 1940. Nos.18-21, all LeO-451's at Roye on 6 June, 1940. He was the 2nd Fighter Pilot to receive the Knights Cross, havig 23 victories at the time, plus 13 destroyed on the ground. He is known to have flown Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1486 'White 1' as Stfkpt 1/JG-1 in May, 1940. He is buried at the WWI Cemetary in Flanders, next to his Father, who died in the earlier conflict. His last victory, Nos.39 & 40 a Spitfire & a Blenheim on 27 June, 1941 in the Dunkirk-St Omer area.

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Gladiator     Raum Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Gladiator   06.55 Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Gladiator   06.58 Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane   19.51 West of Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Gladiator     Raum Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Gladiator   06.55 Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Gladiator   06.58 Maastricht
11-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane   19.51 West of Maastricht
13-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   06.15 Jodoigne SSW Tienen
13-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   06.15 Jodoigne SSW Tienen
17-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Hawk-75A
13.55 Compiegne
17-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 P-40 Warhawk   13.55 Compiegne
19-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Lysander   13.50 Amiens
19-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Lysander   13.50 Amiens
23-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   14.20 Douai
23-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   14.20 Douai
23-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   14.40 Douai
23-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   14.10 Douai
23-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   14.40 Douai
23-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   14.10 Douai
26-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1     Raum Calais
26-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1     Raum Calais
26-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   10.03 Raum Calais
26-May-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   10.03 Raum Calais
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   10.40 Montdidier
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane 406   21.30 Roye
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane 406   21.20 Roye
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   10.50 Nesle
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Potez 63   10.48 Nesle
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane 406   21.30 Roye
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   10.40 Montdidier
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Potez 63   10.48 Nesle
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   10.50 Nesle
05-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane 406   21.20 Roye
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   16.50 Roye
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   17.05 Ham
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane 406   16.40 Roye
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Morane 406   16.40 Roye
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   16.50 Roye
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   16.55 Roye
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   17.05 Ham
06-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 LeO 451   16.55 Roye
13-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Potez 63   17.50 Provins
13-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   18.20 Sezanne
13-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1   18.20 Sezanne
13-Jun-40 Wilhelm Balthasar 1./JG1 Potez 63   17.50 Provins
04-Sep-40 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab III./JG3   11.00 SE London
23-Sep-40 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab III./JG3   11.20 North of Cap Gris Nez
23-Sep-40 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab III./JG3   11.06 South of Chatham
27-Sep-40 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab III./JG3   14.25  
29-Oct-40 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab III./JG3   16.45  
29-Oct-40 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab III./JG3   16.40  
17-May-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   18.55 Dover Straits
19-May-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   20.20 S Isle of Wight
22-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   16.00  
22-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   16.02  
23-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   20.30  
23-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   20.33  
24-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   20.50  
25-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   13.00  
25-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   16.45  
27-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   22.03  
27-Jun-41 Wilhelm Balthasar Stab /JG2   22.07  



Gunther Behrendt

Units: 4./JG-2 (6/41), 9./JG-2 (10/42), Stfkpt 11./JG-2 (7/43)

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-2 WNr 9662(lost 7/41), Bf 109G-3 WNr 16294 'SP+EO' (lost 7/43)

Remarks: KIA 14 July, 1943 during aerial combat with B-17's east of Rouen. Wounded during aerial combat with fighters 23 July, 1941, 1 km north of Hesdin, near Grigny. Bailed successfully. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire SE of Dunkirk on 25 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the St. Omer area on 4 July, 1941. Another, a Swordfish on 12 February, 1942. Another, a B-17 10 km northwest of Somme/Mündung on 2 October, 1942. A 5th, a Spitfire 75 km north of Caen on 4 April, 1943. A 6th, a Spitfire 80 km north of Ostende on 5 April, 1943. A 7th, a B-17 4 km SW of Sees, near Alencon, on 4 July, 1943. Magnus Report victories, 9 or higher. Another victory from another source, John Snowdon, that of F/O N.Snowdon, RAF No.182 Sq. on 16 April, 1942 during an attack on the Tricqueville airfield. This victory not found by me in the OKL listings.

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
25-Jun-41 Gunther Behrendt 4./JG2   16.35 Reich (Western Front)
04-Jul-41 Gunther Behrendt 4./JG2   15.05 Reich (Western Front)
12-Feb-42 Gunther Behrendt Stab II./JG2 Swordfish 50m 13.47 Reich (Western Front) Pl.Qu. 2257/05 Ost 50m
02-Oct-42 Gunther Behrendt 9./JG2 B-17 Fortress II 6000m 16.45 Channel Front 10km NW Sommemundung
02-Oct-42 Gunther Behrendt 9./JG2 B-17 Fortress II 6000m 16.45 Channel Front 10km NW Sommemundung
08-Nov-42 Gunther Behrendt 9./JG2 6500m 12.15 Channel Front 1172/05 Ost
04-Apr-43 Gunther Behrendt 11./JG2 3100m 13.30 Channel Front 75km N Caen
05-Apr-43 Gunther Behrendt 11./JG2 7500m 16.00 Channel Front 80km N Ostende
16-Apr-43 Gunther Behrendt 11./JG2 Typhoon 2500m 18.07 Channel Front 12km N Pont Audemer
04-Jul-43 Gunther Behrendt 11./JG2 B-17 Fortress 5000m 13.00 4km SW Sees (Alencon)



Hans 'Assi' Hahn

Major Hans 'Assi' Hahn was born on 14 April 1914 at Gotha in Thüringen. A gifted athlete, Hahn was selected to participate in the Summer Olympic Games in Berlin to compete in the Pentathlon. Unfortunately, he had to withdraw due to illness. Hahn enlisted in the army on 1 April 1934 as an officer candidate in the Infanterie-Regiment 14. He received promotion to the rank of Unteroffizier on 1 December. He attended the Kriegsschule at München from January to October 1935. On 1 October, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Oberfähnrich. In November, Hahn transferred from the infantry to the Luftwaffe. He underwent pilot training at Celle. On 1 April 1936, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. Following pilot training, he was posted to 4./JG134, based at Werl near Dortmund, on 15 April. On 1 November 1937, Hahn was transferred to a new Jagdfliegerschule at Werneuchen as a flight instructor and Staffelführer of 1. Staffel. He received promotion to the rank of Oberleutnant on 1 February 1939 and was transferred to the Stabstaffel of I./JG3, based at Meseburg.

Oberleutnant Hahn transferred to JG2 on 11 October 1939. He was assigned to newly formed II./JG2, based at Zerbst, which was formed using the nucleus of personnel from I./JG3 and I./JG2. On 15 December, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG2. Moving West, Hahn claimed his first two victories on 14 May 1940, during the Battle of France, over RAF Hurricane fighters in his first engagement with enemy aircraft. However, only one of his claims was confirmed. Hahn would claim a total of five confirmed victories during the Battle of France. Hahn was particularly successful during the Battle of Britain. He claimed three RAF Spitfire fighters shot down on 31 August 1940, to record his eighth through 10th victories. After claiming his 20th victory on 20 September 1940, Hahn was awarded the Ritterkreuz. On 29 October 1940, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG2.

By the end of 1940, his victory total had reached 22. Hauptmann Hahn was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 32) on 14 August 1941 for 41 victories. He recorded his 50th victory on 13 October 1941 and his 60th on 4 May 1942. Hahn shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter on 16 September 1942 to record his 66th, and last, victory over the Western front. Hahn was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG54 'Grünherz', based on the Eastern front, on 1 November 1942. In the space of three months, he claimed a further 42 victories. He shot down five Russian aircraft on 30 December (75-79). On 1 January, Hahn was promoted to the rank of Major. His best day occurred on 14 January 1943, when he downed seven Russian La-5 fighters (80-86). He recorded his 100th victory on 27 January 1943.

Hauptmann Hans 'Assi' Hahn, Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG2 in his Fw 109A-3 W.Nr. 223 '<<'. May 1942, Beaumont le Roger, France. Leading III./JG54 on 21 February 1943, Hahn encountered Russian fighters near Staraya Russa. In the ensuing combat, he shot down a Russian La-5 fighter for his 108th, and last, victory. In the course of the combat, his aircraft received hits in the left wing. Disengaging from further combat, Hahn headed west but his engine soon began overheating and he had to land his Bf-109 G-2/R6 (W.Nr. 13 949) 'Black <<' in enemy-held territory. Soviet sources claim Hahn was shot down by Russian ace Starshiiy Leytenant Pavel Grazhdanikov (13 victories, killed in action 5 April 1943) of 169 IAP, VVS. Hahn was captured and subsequently made a prisoner of war. Hahn was held captive and was not released by the Soviet Union until 1950. Hahn gained employment at the International Corporation of Bayer Leverkeusen, fulfilling a position dealing in trade with France and England. He later became a director of the Wano Schwarzpulver Company, which manufactured gunpowder, at Kunigunde near Goslar. He retired from this company in 1977 and lived in southern France with his family. Hahn died on 18 December 1982 at München from cancer.

'Assi' Hahn was credited with 108 victories in 560 missions. He recorded 66 victories over the Western Front, of them 53 were Spitfires. Of the 42 victories he recorded over the Eastern front at least seven were Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 14.5.1940 09:55 4./JG2 Gembloux / Hurricane of 607 Sqn RAF
2 19.5.1940 12:18 4./JG2 Tournai / Possibly Hurricane of 87 Sqn RAF
3 19.5.1940 - Morane 406  4./JG2 Tournai
4 3.6.1940 14:50 Hawk 75 4./JG2 ENE Paris
5 6.6.1940 20:35 Hawk 75 4./JG2 Roye
6 11.8.1940 11:45 4./JG2 Portland
7 25.8.1940 18:30~ 4./JG2 Dorchester
8 31.8.1940 09:00 4./JG2 Dover
9 31.8.1940 09:05 4./JG2 Dover
10 31.8.1940 17:05 4./JG2 Dover
11 4.9.1940 10:15 4./JG2 Ashford
12 4.9.1940 14:25 4./JG2 Margate
13 6.9.1940 10:00 4./JG2 Ashford
14 6.9.1940 10:05 4./JG2 Ashford
15 7.9.1940 18:25 4./JG2 London
16 8.9.1940 - 4./JG2 Tablehurst
17 11.9.1940 16:15 4./JG2 Tournai
18 15.9.1940 15:35 4./JG2 London
19 20.9.1940 12:15 4./JG2 London
20 23.9.1940 10:30 4./JG2 Rochester
21 15.10.1940 13:35 4./JG2 Isle of Wight
22 6.11.1940 15:50 Stab III./JG2 E Southampton
23 24.6.1941 21:00 Stab III./JG2 Gravelines-Ramsgate
24 25.6.1941 16:31 Stab III./JG2 NE Boulogne
25 26.6.1941 11:35 Stab III./JG2 Gravelines-Dunkirk
26 2.7.1941 - Stab III./JG2 Hazebrouck
27 7.7.1941 15:36 Stab III./JG2 7km W Le Touquet
28 7.7.1941 15:37 Stab III./JG2 7-10km W Le Touquet
29 8.7.1941 15:52 Stab III./JG2 Marques
30 10.7.1941 12:08 Stab III./JG2 St Omer
31 10.7.1941 12:12 Stab III./JG2 St Omer
32 21.7.1941 08:50 Stab III./JG2 Gravelines
33 21.7.1941 20:45 Stab III./JG2 Watten
34 22.7.1941 13:45 Stab III./JG2 Calais
35 22.7.1941 13:53 Stab III./JG2 Calais
36 23.7.1941 20:20 Stab III./JG2 Marzingarbe
37 23.7.1941 20:23 Stab III./JG2 Marzingarbe
38 5.8.1941 18:44 Stab III./JG2 St Omer-Calais
39 7.8.1941 18:17 Stab III./JG2 Calais
40 12.8.1941 12:45 Stab III./JG2 Gravelines
41 12.8.1941 12:50 Stab III./JG2 Gris Nez
42 12.8.1941 18:51 Stab III./JG2 Ramsgate
43 20.9.1941 16:30 Stab III./JG2 10km off Somme Estuary
44 20.9.1941 16:42 Stab III./JG2  
45 20.9.1941 16:43 Stab III./JG2  
46 27.9.1941 15:35 Stab III./JG2  
47 2.10.1941 15:05 Stab III./JG2 Pas-de-Calais
48 2.10.1941 18:05 Stab III./JG2 Pas-de-Calais / Spitfire of Biggin Hill Wing, RAF
49 2.10.1941 18:52 Stab III./JG2 Pas-de-Calais / Spitfire of Biggin Hill Wing, RAF
50 13.10.1941 14:30 Stab III./JG2 Boulogne
51 12.2.1942 14:55 Stab III./JG2  
52 17.4.1942 16:08 Stab III./JG2  
53 20.4.1942 17:07 Stab III./JG2  
54 22.4.1942 14:32 Stab III./JG2  
55 25.4.1942 16:24 Stab III./JG2  
56 25.4.1942 16:29 Stab III./JG2  
57 30.4.1942 17:27 Stab III./JG2  
58 4.5.1942 10:41 Stab III./JG2  
59 4.5.1942 10:46 Stab III./JG2  
60 4.5.1942 15:55 Stab III./JG2  
61 6.5.1942 12:22 Stab III./JG2  
62 6.5.1942 12:24 Stab III./JG2  
63 6.6.1942 17:25 Stab III./JG2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
64 6.6.1942 17:25 Stab III./JG2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
65 6.6.1942 17:27 Stab III./JG2 Cherbourg-Cap Lévy
66 16.9.1942 13:15 Stab III./JG2 05 Ost S/11/5/1
67 4.12.1942 10:45 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
68 4.12.1942 10:47 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
69 4.12.1942 13:53 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
70 4.12.1942 14:00 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
71 12.12.1942 13:56 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
72 12.12.1942 13:58 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
73 29.12.1942 11:30 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
74 29.12.1942 11:50 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
75 30.12.1942 08:50 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
76 30.12.1942 08:53 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
77 30.12.1942 08:55 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
78 30.12.1942 08:57 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
79 30.12.1942 11:45 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
80 14.1.1943 10:36 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
81 14.1.1943 10:37 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
82 14.1.1943 10:38 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
83 14.1.1943 10:42 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
84 14.1.1943 12:10 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
85 14.1.1943 12:11 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
86 14.1.1943 12:12 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
87 23.1.1943 13:20 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
88 23.1.1943 13:22 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
89 23.1.1943 13:25 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
90 24.1.1943 09:35 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
91 24.1.1943 09:40 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
92 24.1.1943 09:42 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
93 24.1.1943 13:55 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
94 25.1.1943 09:45 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
95 25.1.1943 09:47 La-5 Stab II./JG54  
96 25.1.1943 09:48 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
97 26.1.1943 10:58 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
98 26.1.1943 14:00 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
99 26.1.1943 14:03 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
100 27.1.1943 10:43 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
101 8.2.1943 - E/a Stab II./JG54  
102 9.2.1943 13:10 P-40 Stab II./JG54  
103 9.2.1943 13:11 P-40 Stab II./JG54  
104 11.2.1943 09:52 P-40 Stab II./JG54  
105 11.2.1943 09:58 P-40 Stab II./JG54  
106 11.2.1943 10:08 LaGG-3 Stab II./JG54  
107 11.2.1943 11:30 Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
108 21.2.1943 09:11 La-5 Stab II./JG54  

Victories : 108
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (24 September 1940)
Eichenlaub (14 August 1941)
Units : JG2, JG54
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Asisbiz database list of 112 aerial victories for Hans 'Assi' Hahn

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   09.55 Gembloux
19-May-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   12.18 Tournai
19-May-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Morane 406     Tournai
03-Jun-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hawk-75A   14.50 ENE Paris
06-Jun-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2 Hawk-75   20.35 Roye
11-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   11.45 Portland
25-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   18.35 Dorchester
31-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   09.00 Dover
31-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   09.05 Dover
31-Aug-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   19.05 Dover
04-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   10.15 Ashford
04-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   14.25 Margate
06-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   10.05 Ashford
06-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   10.00 Ashford
07-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   18.25 Gillingham
08-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2     South of London
11-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   16.15 Staplehurst
15-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   15.35 Thorney Island
20-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   12.15  
23-Sep-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   10.30 South of London
15-Oct-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   13.35 Southampton
06-Nov-40 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   15.50 East of Southampton
24-Jun-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   21.00  
25-Jun-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   16.31  
26-Jun-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   11.35  
02-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   - Hazebrouck
07-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 3000m 15.36 7km W Le Touquet
07-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 3000m 15.37 7-10km W Le Touquet
08-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   15.52  
10-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   12.08  
10-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   12.12  
21-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   08.50  
21-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   20.45  
22-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   13.45  
22-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   13.53  
23-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   20.20  
23-Jul-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   20.23  
05-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   18.44  
07-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   18.17  
12-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   12.45  
12-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   12.50  
12-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   18.51 Ramsgate
17-Aug-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 Wellington   00.53 Sculthorpe
18-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 6000m 16.30 10km ostw Somme-Mundung
20-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   16.43  
20-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   16.42 10km SW Somme-Mundug
27-Sep-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   15.35  
02-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   15.05  
02-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   18.50  
02-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   18.52  
13-Oct-41 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   14.30  
12-Feb-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   14.55  
17-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   16.08  
20-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   17.07  
22-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   14.32  
25-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   16.29  
25-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   16.24  
30-Apr-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2   17.27  
04-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   10.41  
04-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   10.46  
04-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   15.55  
06-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   12.22  
06-May-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   12.24  
06-Jun-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   17.25  
06-Jun-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   17.25  
06-Jun-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn 4./JG2   17.27  
16-Sep-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 9000m 13.15 05 Ost S/11/5/1
16-Sep-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab III./JG2 9000m 13.15 1151/05 Ost
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 100m 13.53 18 262
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 50m 14.00 2975
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 500m 10.47 18 231
04-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 10.45 18 231
12-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 100m 13.58 29 773
12-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 La-5 150m 13.56 28 113
29-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 800m 11.30 28 113
29-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 11.50 28 122
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.50 18 262
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 08.53 28 113
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 08.55 28 111
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 800m 08.57 29 472
30-Dec-42 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 11.45 18 262
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 1700m 10.42 1181
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 12.12 10 243
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.10 10 163
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 10.37 10 193
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.36 10 194
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.11 10 271
14-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 3800m 10.38 10 193
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 13.20 10 171
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 13.22 10 171
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 13.25 10 140
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 11.19 10 182
23-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 R-5 1000m 11.15 00 263
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4600m 09.35 10 192
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 09.40 10 151
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 09.42 10 154
24-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 13.55 00 261
25-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 09.47 10 124
25-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 09.49 10 111
25-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab /JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 09.45 10 151
26-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.00 10 122
26-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2100m 14.03 10 123
26-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.58 10 152
27-Jan-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 10.43 10 111
09-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 13.10 00 422
09-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 13.11 00 434
11-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 09.52 00 283
11-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 09.58 00 263
11-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 10.08 00 271
19-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 1200m 11.50 28 351
21-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 09.11 18 463
21-Feb-43 Hans 'Assi' Hahn Stab II./JG54 Dogfight   PoW Dogfight SE Salutsche



Erich Leie

Units: Stfkpt 5./JG-51 (10/39), Kdr I./JG-51, III./JG-2 (5/40), Kdr I./JG-2 ('41 Channel), Kdr JG-77

Awards: RK(8/1/41), DK-G(11/9/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft: Bf 109D, E, F-4 '<-+I' (10/41 in JG-2),Fw 190A-3 WNr 130326 (lost 8/19/42), Bf 109G-14/AS WNr786329 'Black <1+-' (lost 3/7/45)

Remarks: KIA 7 March, 1945 in Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786329 'Black <1+' near Schwarzwasser/Hultschin, Cz., when he collided with a shot-down Yak-9, and tried to to bale out with 200 feet of altitude. Bailed successfully over Dieppe, with wounds, from his A-3 on 19 August, 1942, the victim of an RAF Spitfire.1 Bomber. Wiese successor. Was nominated for the EL. 500 combat missions; 43 victories in the West, 1 four engine bomber. His first victory, a Blenheim 12 km east of Sedan, 14 May, 1940, while in Stab III/JG-2. While Kdr I/JG-2, bailed with wounds 19 August, 1942 near Abbeville after aerial combat with fighters. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2's on 10 September, 1942. A Soviet Pe-2 on 16 March, 1943. Two Il-2's and a LaGG-3 on 29 July, 1943. Four Il-2's on 8 August, 1943. Nos. 85-89, three Yak-9's and a LaGG-5 on 5 October, 1943, near Orscha. His 115th victory, and Il-2 between Freistadt and Bielitz on 14 February, 1945. His 116th, an La-5 near Freistadt on 20 February, 1945. His last two victories, nos. 117 & 118, the same day of his death, an La-5 and a Yak-9, 7 March, 1945. Showing service in JG-26 per Les Butler (Pilot List).

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Erich Leie Stab III./JG2   19.20 12km E Sedan
05-Oct-40 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2 Hurricane   14.58 S Bournemouth
29-Oct-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 Hurricane   15.29 Portsmouth
05-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   14.35 NE Portland
05-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   14.40 NE Portland
06-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.37 Southampton
06-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.35 Southampton
07-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.25 S Portsmouth
07-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.25 S Portsmouth
10-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.43 E Portland
28-Nov-40 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.17 S Isle of Wight
22-Jun-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   16.10 St Omer/Arques
24-Jun-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   20.55  
24-Jun-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   20.57  
25-Jun-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   16.30 Sea NE Boulogne
06-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   14.35  
23-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   13.28 Calais-Dover
23-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   20.35 West of Hesdin
23-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   20.39 West of Hesdin
23-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   20.43 SW Berck-sur-Mer
23-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   20.47 20km W Berck-sur-Mer
23-Jul-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   13.21 ostw Dover
10-Aug-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   14.25 14km N Calais
12-Aug-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   19.28 12km SE Dungeness
12-Aug-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   12.54  
12-Aug-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   13.08  
21-Aug-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 5500m 15.15 zw Etaples u Berck-sur-Mer
22-Aug-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.00 St Pol
13-Oct-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.40 5km WNW Etaples
13-Oct-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   14.40 15km W Boulogne
13-Oct-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   14.43 25km W Boulogne
08-Nov-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   12.30 Somme-Mundung
08-Dec-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.45 35km W Boulogne
30-Dec-41 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 Halifax 4000m 15.30 14 West N/49/1/1
08-Jan-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 Hudson   10.09 PlQu 6927/14W
26-Jan-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   13.40 15 West S/60/4/2 (off Rame Head)
02-Feb-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 Beaufort   19.05 18km NNW Brigogan Plage
25-Apr-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 5000m 16.45 25km W Le Crotoy
01-May-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   19.37  
01-May-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   19.40  
19-May-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 5200m 15.23 40km N Fecamp
02-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2   17.45  
02-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2 6000m 17.45 20km ssE Eastbourne
02-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2   17.45  
02-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2 6000m 17.45 20km ssE Eastbourne
03-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2   16.31 Sea off Le Havre
03-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2   16.39  
05-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab /JG2   15.35  
26-Jun-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2   17.44 Fecamp-etretat
19-Aug-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG2   11.50  
10-Sep-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51   13.56 44 721
10-Sep-42 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51   14.00 44 766
02-Feb-43 Erich Leie 7./JG51 MiG-3 3000m 14.05 7376
04-Feb-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 1000m 12.10 63 632
05-Feb-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51   14.25 73 551
16-Mar-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Pe-2 7500m 11.47 44 593
08-Jun-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-7 Low Level 19.35 53 423
05-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 80m 18.44 63 534
11-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 900m 19.00 63 576
13-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 400m 13.44 63 255
13-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 200m 13.45 64 894
13-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 400m 14.05 63 213
13-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-1 150m 18.52 64 878
29-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 800m 16.57 54 648
29-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Low Level 18.55 64 755
29-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 900m 16.28 54 655
31-Jul-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 1600m 11.49 64 548
01-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 3000m 10.10 53522
01-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-1 2000m 18.45 53 446
02-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Pe-2 4700m 10.05 53 528
04-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 900m 16.59 53 355
06-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 16.59 54 599
07-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 14.06 54 733
07-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 700m 14.00 54 762
07-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 14.05 54 736
08-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 16.32 35 423
08-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 16.41 35 491
08-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 250m 16.45 35 636
08-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 16.46 45 514
12-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 4000m 12.50 51 574
12-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 3200m 13.25 51 387
13-Aug-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 16.55 50 289
07-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 900m 12.29 35 899
09-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 4000m 15.40 34 235
10-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.53 44 412
10-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 13.56 44 728
10-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 14.00 44 766
11-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-7B 2500m 11.10 44 229
11-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 11.32 44 769
15-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 13.20 35 378
15-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 900m 13.25 25 495
15-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Pe-2 1100m 13.40 25 466
15-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 1200m 09.34 35 348
17-Sep-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 5000m 11.32 35 511
04-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-1 4800m 15.51 15 318
05-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 400m 10.46 06 891 (Raum Orscha)
05-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 3800m 15.19 15 378
05-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 Low Level 10.48 06 833 (Raum Orscha)
05-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 400m 10.47 06 868 (Raum Orscha)
06-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 700m 12.08 06 152
06-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Re-2 1200m 15.42 06 219
15-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 4200m 07.53 15 617
20-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 1200m 15.20 03 876
22-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 11.49 02 227
22-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 2200m 11.44 02 246
23-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 2300m 15.29 05 463
29-Oct-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 12.24 05 451
06-Nov-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 1200m 15.00 01 754
06-Nov-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 1200m 15.03 01 756
06-Nov-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 15.05 01 738
06-Nov-43 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 LaGG-5 4500m 15.15 01 677
29-Mar-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-7 1200m 12.37 04 457
01-Apr-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 2100m 12.16 04 593
08-Apr-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 3500m 09.30 42 688
04-Sep-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 17.19 14 871
05-Sep-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-7 700m 16.14 13 344
05-Sep-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 16.17 13 347
06-Sep-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 15.02 13 348
09-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 600m 13.01 26 858
09-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 16.00 26 872
13-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Pe-2 5500m 13.36 25 134
14-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 15.42 16 176
14-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 15.12 16 624
14-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 15.13 16 655
16-Oct-44 Erich Leie Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 13.05 25 621
14-Feb-45 Erich Leie StabJG77 Il-2   16.13 zwischen Freistadt-Bielitz
20-Feb-45 Erich Leie StabJG77 La-5 1600 16.29 bei Freistadt
07-Mar-45 Erich Leie StabJG77 La-5   14.56 Pl.Qu. 80291
07-Mar-45 Erich Leie StabJG77 Jak-9   15.30 Pl.Qu. 80256



Egon Mayer

Units:6/JG-2 (3/40), 9/JG-2 (4/41), Stafkpt 7/JG-2 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-2 (4/43), Kdr JG-2 (7/43-3/44)

Awards:RK(8/1/41)-EL(4/16/43)-S(3/2/44), DK-G(7/16/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Oper. Clasp w/'300' hanger

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 WNr 6720 'Wh 1+I' & a 'White 7+I' (7/JG-2), Fw 190A-5 WNr 5851 (4/43), Fw 190A-6 WNr 470468 (lost 3/2/44)

Remarks:KIA 2 March, 1944. Shot down in Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470468 by a P-47 of the 365th FG near Montmedy, near the Franco-Belgian border. Buried St Desir-de-Lisieux France, Block 1/8/167 (Rosseels). 25 Bombers. All victories in the West. First pilot on the Channel Front to achieve 100 victories. His first victory, a Morane 406 on 13 June, 1940, no location, most likely in the Montdidier-Provins area. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Chichester on 15 November, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire N of Cherbourg on 17 June, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Calais on 24 June, 1941. His 9th & 10, both Spitfires in the Dunkirk-Gravelines area on 3 July, 1941. Nos.19 & 20, both Spitfires on 21 August, 1941, no location. Flew Fw 190A-3 Wk # 435 (or 475) 'White 7' as Stfkpt 7/JG-2. Mayer is generally credited with originating the most effective tactic used against the American bomber formations, the head-on attack. One B-17F victory was # 42-3190 of the 94BG, 332BS on 14 July, 1943. 353 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victoriesPhoto

Egon Mayer was born on 19 August 1917 at Konstanz in Bodensee. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1937. After a regular peacetime training, Fahnenjunker Mayer was posted to I./JG2 on 6 December 1939. By the time Mayer participated in the French campaign, he was serving with 6./JG2. Mayer recorded his first victory on 13 June 1940, when he shot down a French Morane fighter. From 1 August 1940, he served at the Jagdfliegerschule Werneuchen. Mayer had returned to JG2 by September 1940. Mayer was assigned to 3./JG2, based at Beaumont-le-Roger in France. He claimed a RAF Hurricane fighter shot down near Portland on 7 October to record his second victory. Leutnant Mayer was transferred to 8./JG2, where he recorded one victory, a Hurricane shot down near Chichester on 15 November 1940 for his third victory. On 10 June 1941, Oberleutnant Mayer was appointed Staffelkapitan of 7./JG2, based at St Pol-Brias. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 1 August 1941 for 20 victories. Mayer recorded his 30th victory, yet another Spitfire, shot down on 15 April 1942. On 19 August, his 25th birthday, Mayer shot down two RAF Spitfire fighters over Dieppe (51-52). In November 1942, Hauptmann Mayer was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG2.

On 23 November, Mayer recorded his first victories over USAAF four-engine bombers, when he shot down two B-17s and a B-24 (53-55). With Georg-Peter Eder (78 victories, RK-EL), Mayer is credited with developing the head-on attack technique against the Allied daylight bomber raids. The technique brought both considerable success against the four-engine bombers. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 232) on 16 April 1943 after 63 victories. Oberstleutnant Mayer was appointed Kommodore of JG2 on 1 July 1943, following the departure of Oberst Walter Oesau (127 victories, RK-S, killed in action 11 May 1944) to become Jafu Bretagne. He shot down three USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers in 19 minutes on 6 September 1943 (78-80). On 1 December, Mayer claimed four USAAF P-47 fighters and a B-17 bomber shot down (85-89). He achieved his 90th victory on 31 December and was the first to reach 100 victories on the Channel Front on 5 February 1944, when he shot down a P-47 fighter near Arguen. He claimed his 101st and 102nd, and last, victories on 6 February, when he shot down two P-47 fighters in the Sens area. On 2 March 1944, Mayer led a formation from JG2 against an USAAF daylight raid. USAAF P-47 fighters escorted the bombers. The fighter escort overpowered Mayer's attacking group and he was shot down and killed near Montmedy in Fw 190 A-6 (W.Nr. 470 468). He was posthumously awarded the Schwertern (Nr 51).

Egon Mayer shot down 102 enemy aircraft. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front and included 26 four-engine bombers, 51 Spitfire and 12 P-47 fighters.

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 13.6.1940 18:00 Morane 406 6./JG2 -
2 7.10.1940 16:57 3./JG2 NW Portland
3 15.11.1940 17:10 8./JG2 Chichester
4 17.6.1941 17:50 7./JG2 N Cherbourg
- 23.6.1941 - 7./JG2 Not confirmed
- 23.6.1941 - 7./JG2 Not confirmed
5 24.6.1941 20:42 7./JG2 Gravelines-Ramsgate
6 25.6.1941 16:35 7./JG2 St Omer-Boulogne
7 2.7.1941 12:38 7./JG2 -
8 2.7.1941 13:55 7./JG2 -
9 3.7.1941 11:46 7./JG2 -
10 3.7.1941 15:36 7./JG2 -
11 5.7.1941 12:36 7./JG2 -
12 9.7.1941 14:05 7./JG2 -
13 10.7.1941 12:08 7./JG2 -
14 12.7.1941 19:26 7./JG2 -
15 12.7.1941 19:28 7./JG2 -
16 21.7.1941 8:52 7./JG2 -
17 23.7.1941 13:14 7./JG2 Foret d'Eperlecques
18 23.7.1941 13:20 7./JG2 Foret d'Eperlecques
19 21.8.1941 10:20 7./JG2 -
20 21.8.1941 14:50 7./JG2 -
21 27.8.1941 9:30 7./JG2 NW Le Touquet: 6000m
22 16.9.1941 19:32 7./JG2 Boulogne area: 7600m
23 16.9.1941 19:40 7./JG2 -
24 20.9.1941 16:32 7./JG2 -
25 2.10.1941 15:14 7./JG2 Pas-de-Calais
26 13.10.1941 15:34 7./JG2 Boulogne-Channel
27 21.10.1941 13:00 7./JG2 -
28 21.10.1941 16:10 7./JG2 -
29 12.2.1942 14:38 Whirlwind 7./JG2 N Ostend
30 15.4.1942 16:29 7./JG2 -
31 16.4.1942 15:30 7./JG2 -
32 16.4.1942 15:33 7./JG2 -
33 17.4.1942 9:35 7./JG2 -
34 17.4.1942 16:05 Boston 7./JG2 -
35 25.4.1942 9:45 7./JG2 -
36 25.4.1942 16:17 7./JG2 -
37 25.4.1942 16:25 7./JG2 -
38 25.4.1942 16:29 7./JG2 -
39 30.4.1942 11:43 7./JG2 -
40 4.5.1942 10:39 7./JG2 -
41 4.5.1942 15:40 7./JG2 -
42 6.5.1942 12:29 7./JG2 -
43 3.6.1942 15:35 7./JG2 Off Cherbourg
44 3.6.1942 15:40 7./JG2 Off Cherbourg
45 6.6.1942 17:22 7./JG2 Cherbourg-Cap Levy
46 6.6.1942 17:22 7./JG2 Cherbourg-Cap Levy
47 23.6.1942 19:30 7./JG2 Off Start Point
48 23.6.1942 19:32 7./JG2 Off Start Point
49 31.7.1942 18:09 7./JG2 -
50 18.8.1942 11:28 7./JG2 20km NE Cherbourg
51 19.8.1942 16:03 7./JG2 Near Dieppe
52 19.8.1942 16:05 7./JG2 Near Dieppe
53 23.11.1942 13:25 B-17 Stab III./JG2 3853/14 West
54 23.11.1942 13:34 B-17 Stab III./JG2 W Lacanau
55 23.11.1942 14:00 B-24 Stab III./JG2 4855/14 West
56 30.12.1942 11:42 B-17 Stab III./JG2 14 West N/48/4/7
57 3.1.1943 11:32 B-17 Stab III./JG2 4-6km SW St. Nazaire
58 3.1.1943 11:35 B-17 Stab III./JG2 5km W Loire Estuary
59 11.2.1943 12:10 Stab III./JG2 8km NW Boulogne
60 14.2.1943 11:36 Typhoon Stab III./JG2 1287/05 Ost
61 14.2.1943 11:40 Typhoon Stab III./JG2 1284/05 Ost
62 14.2.1943 12:12 Typhoon Stab III./JG2 1288/05 Ost
63 16.4.1943 14:05 B-17 Stab III./JG2 4829 / 14 West
64 16.4.1943 14:22 B-17 Stab III./JG2 4834 / 14 West
65 29.5.1943 16:35 B-17 Stab III./JG2 2928 / 14 West
66 29.5.1943 17:35 B-17 Stab III./JG2 3871 / 14 West
67 4.7.1943 12:36 B-17 Stab/JG2 1965/04 Ost
68 4.7.1943 12:58 B-17 Stab/JG2 1065/15 West
69 14.7.1943 7:43 B-17 Stab/JG2 10km N Evreux
70 14.7.1943 8:24 B-17 Stab/JG2 SW Paris / B-17 of 94 BG, USAAG
71 30.7.1943 10:30 B-17 Stab/JG2 422/05 Ost
72 16.8.1943 10:37 P-47 Stab/JG2 Sennenville
73 22.8.1943 19:56 Stab/JG2 Cany-Barville
74 22.8.1943 20:10 Stab/JG2 Pont Authou
75 27.8.1943 9:45 Stab/JG2 Tancarville
76 3.9.1943 10:40 B-17 Stab/JG2 Bailleul
77 3.9.1943 11:25 B-17 Stab/JG2 2935 / 04 Ost
78 6.9.1943 12:10 B-17 Stab/JG2 3km W Mailly-le-Camp
79 6.9.1943 12:17 B-17 Stab/JG2 6km W Troyes
80 6.9.1943 12:29 B-17 Stab/JG2 Lens
81 22.9.1943 17:17 Stab/JG2 E Evreux
82 22.9.1943 17:20 Stab/JG2 N Evreux
83 5.11.1943 13:39 P-47 Stab/JG2 Near Rheydt
84 5.11.1943 13:51 P-47 Stab/JG2 S Hasselt
85 1.12.1943 12:50 P-47 Stab/JG2 Gembloux-Huy area
86 1.12.1943 12:50 P-47 Stab/JG2 Liege area
87 1.12.1943 12:53 P-47 Stab/JG2 Gembloux area
88 1.12.1943 12:53 P-47 Stab/JG2 Liege area / probable
89 1.12.1943 13:10 B-17 Stab/JG2 Schelde
90 31.12.1943 12:18 B-24 Stab/JG2 Melun-Villaroche
91 4.1.1944 16:02 B-26 Stab/JG2 off Dieppe
92 4.1.1944 16:05 Stab/JG2 off Dieppe
93 5.1.1944 10:55 P-47 Stab/JG2 NW Laval
94 5.1.1944 10:55 P-47 Stab/JG2 Marennes
95 7.1.1944 13:05 B-24 Stab/JG2 NE Orleans
96 7.1.1944 13:06 B-24 Stab/JG2 NE Orleans
97 7.1.1944 13:15 B-24 Stab/JG2 Bouville
98 7.1.1944 13:18 B-17 Stab/JG2 Les Buissons
99 14.1.1944 15:32 P-38 Stab/JG2 La Haye-du-Compte
100 5.2.1944 12:49 P-47 Stab/JG2 Arguen
101 6.2.1944 11:12 P-47 Stab/JG2 CG-9
102 6.2.1944 11:14 P-47 Stab/JG2 CG-9

Victories : 102
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (1 August 1941)
Eichenlaub (16 April 1943)
Schwertern (2 March 1944)
Units : JG2
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/mayer.html

Asisbiz Database of 49 aerial victories out of 102 for Egon Mayer

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
13-Jun-40 Egon Mayer 6./JG2 Morane 406   18.00  
07-Oct-40 Egon Mayer 3./JG2   17.00 NW Portland
15-Nov-40 Egon Mayer 8./JG2   17.10 Chichester
17-Jun-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   17.50  
23-Jun-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   - -
23-Jun-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   - -
24-Jun-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   20.42  
25-Jun-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.35  
02-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   13.55 -
02-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   12.38 -
03-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.36 -
03-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   11.46 -
05-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   12.36 -
08-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   11.46  
08-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   12.38  
08-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.38  
08-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   10.45  
08-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.36  
09-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   14.05  
10-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   12.05  
12-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   19.26 -
12-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   19.28 -
18-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   10.26  
18-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   10.28  
21-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   08.52  
23-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   13.14  
23-Jul-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   13.30  
21-Aug-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   14.32  
21-Aug-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   10.20  
27-Aug-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2 6000m 09.30 NW Le Touquet
16-Sep-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   19.40  
16-Sep-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2 7600m 19.32 Raum Boulogne
20-Sep-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.38  
02-Oct-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.14  
13-Oct-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.34  
21-Oct-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.10  
21-Oct-41 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.00  
12-Feb-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2 Whirlwind   14.38  
15-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.29  
16-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.30  
16-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.33  
17-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   09.35  
17-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2 A-20 Boston   16.05  
25-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   09.45  
25-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.29  
25-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.17  
25-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.25  
30-Apr-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   11.43  
04-May-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   10.39  
04-May-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.40  
06-May-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   12.29  
03-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.40 Sea off Cherbourg
03-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.35  
03-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.40  
03-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.27 Sea off Cherbourg
03-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   15.35 Sea off Cherbourg
06-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   17.22  
06-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   17.22  
23-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   19.32 Sea off Start Point
23-Jun-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   19.30 Sea off Start Point
31-Jul-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   18.09  
18-Aug-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   11.28  
19-Aug-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.05  
19-Aug-42 Egon Mayer 7./JG2   16.03  
23-Nov-42 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-24 Liberator 3200m 14.00 14 West N/48/5/5
23-Nov-42 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 5000m 13.34 West of Lacanau
23-Nov-42 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 13.25 14 West N/38/5/3
30-Dec-42 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.42 14 West N/48/4/7
03-Jan-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.35 5km W Loire Estuary
03-Jan-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6800m 11.32 4-6km SW St Nazaire
11-Feb-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 4500m 12.10 8km NW Boulogne
14-Feb-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 Typhoon 300m 11.36 1287/05 Ost
14-Feb-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 Typhoon 600m 11.40 1284/05 Ost
14-Feb-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 Typhoon 500m 12.12 1288/05 Ost
16-Apr-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 14.05 4829/14 West
16-Apr-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 1000m 14.22 4834/14 West
29-May-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 400m 16.35 2928/14 West
29-May-43 Egon Mayer Stab III./JG2 B-17 Fortress 2000m 17.35 3871/14 West
04-Jul-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 7200m 12.36 1965/04 Ost
04-Jul-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12.58 1065/15 West
14-Jul-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 7000m 07.43 10km N Evreux
14-Jul-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 7000m 08.24 SW Paris
30-Jul-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 6200m 10.30 422/05 Ost
16-Aug-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 6500m 10.37 Sennenville (ssE Mantes)
22-Aug-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 4500m 19.56 Cany-Barville 0061/05 West
22-Aug-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 3000m 20.10 Pont Authou (SE Pont Audemer)
27-Aug-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 3500-500m 09.45 Tancarville (Seine)
03-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 10.40 Bailleul
03-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.25 2935/04 Ost
06-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12.10 3km W Mailly-le-Camp
06-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.17 6km W Troyes
06-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.29 Lens
22-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 500m 17.17 E evreux
22-Sep-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 1000m 17.20 N evreux
05-Nov-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 1500m 13.39 bei Rheydt
05-Nov-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 5000-10m 13.51 N- 5 (Alken S Hasselt)
01-Dec-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 7500m 12.50 O -OK (Gembloux-Huy area)
01-Dec-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 7500m 12.50 OL-OK (Liege area)
01-Dec-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000m 12.53 OK (Gembloux area)
01-Dec-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000m 12.53 NK (Leuven area)
01-Dec-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 2000m 13.10 KH (Schelde Zierikzee)
31-Dec-43 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-24 Liberator 7500m 12.18 AE-9 (S Albi)
04-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 1000m 16.05 05 Ost S/QB 5 (off Dieppe)
04-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-26 Marauder 4000m 16.02 05 Ost S/QB 5 (off Dieppe)
05-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 4500m 10.55 NW Laval
05-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 4500m 10.55 14 West N/OS-3 (Marennes)
07-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13.05 DE 7 (NE Orleans)
07-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13.06 NE Orleans
07-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-24 Liberator 6000m 13.15 Bouville (ssE Chartres)
07-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 1500m 13.18 Les Buissons (Dreux)
14-Jan-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-38 Lightning 2000m 15.32 La Haye-du-Compte (Eure)
05-Feb-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000m 12.49 SD-7 (Arguen S Forges)
06-Feb-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 6500m 11.12 CG-9
06-Feb-44 Egon Mayer Stab /JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 6500m 11.12-14 CG-9
30-Apr-44 Egon Mayer 9./JG2 B-17 Fortress II 6000m 11.57 04 Ost N/184



Kurt Goltzsch

Units: 8./JG-2 (8/40), 7./JG-2 (9/40-5/42), 4./JG-2 (5/42), 9./JG-2, Stfkpt 5./JG-2 (Tunisia & France)

Awards: RK(2/5/44), DK-G(8/2/43), EP(4/12/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-3 'White 8+I' & Fw 190A-2 (or A-3) WNr 5293 'Wh 8' w 7/JG-2, 'Yellow w 9/JG-2, Bf 109G-6 WNr 20209 (lost 9/4/43)

Remarks: Severely wounded in action in his G-6, Werk # 20209, 4 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Monchy-les-Preuxl. He made a forced landing injuring his spine, and leading to sectional paralysis. He died of his wounds in a Leipzig hospital, 26 September, 1943. 130 missions, all victories in the Channel area in the West, including 14 in N. Africa. His first victory, a Hurricane at Bournemouth on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 14 September, 1940. The Fw 190A-2 was thought to be Werk # '333'. The 'Yellow 8' in 9 Staffel is most likely an Fw 190 also. He was nicknamed 'Alter Hase' or 'Old Hare', and has often been referred to as one of the backbone NCO pilots.

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Location - Comments
11 August 1940 Kurt Goltzsch 8./JG2 Hurricane   11:48 Bournemouth
07 September 1940 Kurt Goltzsch 8./JG2 Spitfire   18:26  
14 September 1940 Kurt Goltzsch 8./JG2 Spitfire   10:05  
31 May 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire   19:40  
05 August 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire   - N. Cherbourg
06 August 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire   18:55  
19 August 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire   13:26  
19 August 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire   08:11  
06 September 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Stirling   18:50 Raum Albert
06 November 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 6000m 12:43 West of 1055
12 November 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 B-26 Marauder 200-300m 16:17 1km SE Les Pieux
25 November 1942 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 4500m 14:35 15km SE Gela
02 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 08:18 10km W Kairouan
02 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 08:15 20km NW Kairouan
03 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire Low Level 09:10 S Djebel Quneltia
03 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire Low Level 09:01 25km W Kairouan
04 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 2000m 16:14 SW Ousseltia
09 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-40 Warhawk 200-300m 13:55 S Djebel El Riuana
09 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-38 Lightning 5000-6000m 14:42 5km SE Djebel Barbrau
09 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 13:52 S Djebel Bou Gaboursi
14 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 1000m 11:14 NW Sidi bou Zid
14 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 2500m 11:06 SW Djebel Haura
15 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-38 Lightning 6000m 15:09 N Sbeitla
15 February 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 P-38 Lightning 3500m 15:22 NNE Djebel Vratza
15 May 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 4500m 17:24 S Eu (15km S Le Treport)
17 May 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 4./JG2 Spitfire 5000m 12:52 4072/15 West
26 June 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 P-47 Thunderbolt 5550m 19:03 QC 2 (15km NW Cayeux)
26 June 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6500m 19:01 East of Dieppe
04 July 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire 4500m 17:37 Villers-Bocage
04 July 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire 8000m 13:20 0034/05 Ost
14 July 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire 500m 09:10 0061/05 Ost
18 July 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire 1000m 18:38 15km W Abbeville
30 July 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000m 09:20 Huissen-Augere (S Arnhem)
30 July 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Typhoon 1000m 15:56 S Cayeux-sur-Mer
15 August 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6000-2000m 20:59 2275/05 Ost
17 August 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 B-17 Fortress 7000-4000m 17:25 SW Maastricht
19 August 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire 4000-5000m 12:55 1156/05 Ost
31 August 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire 1500m 08:20 South of Avion (S Lens)
02 September 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Spitfire Low Level 20:12 05 Ost S/1136
03 September 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 B-17 Fortress 7500m 09:45 Claye-Souilly (E Paris)
04 September 1943 Kurt Goltzsch 5./JG2 Dogfight     Dogfight Monchy-les-Preux



Heinz Hünig

Units: 5/JG-2 (Channel)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6/R6 WNr 27083 'Red 12+-' (lost 10/2/43)

Remarks: KIA 2 October, 1943, cause and location not reported.

No reported aerial victories for Heinz Hünig



Julius 'Jule' Meimberg

Units: 4/JG-2, Stfkpt 3/JG-2 (7/41), Stafkpt 11/JG-2 (6/42 Tunisia), Kdr II/JG-53 (12/44), Kdr III/JG-53

Awards: RK(10/24/44), DK-G(10/29/42), EP(7/30/41), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-7 WNr 7671 'Yellow 1' (lost in 3/JG-2 at Breles Fr., 7/24/41), Bf 109G-1 WNr 14063 'White 11' (25% dam 11/4/42) in 11/JG-2, Bf 109G-4/Trop (lost 2/1/43 combat with a B-17), Bf 109G-14 (lost 12/44)

Remarks: 1 bomber. All victories in the West. 250+ combat missions. His first known victory, a Hurricane at Tournai on 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Curtis at Epernay on 3 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 4 September, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Hurricanes at Ashford on 6 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire near Hazebrouck on 3 July, 1941. Crashed with wounds at Breles in his E-7, 12 km northwest of St. Renen after aerial combat 24 July, 1941, while Stfkpt in 3/JG-2. 'White 11' was damaged in a minor crash at Beaumont le Roger on 4 November, 1942. His 35th victory, a B-17 at Wittenberg on 29 May, 1944. His 40th, a Typhoon at Barentin-Rouen on 25 August, 1944. His 45th, a P-47 SW of Strasbourg on 20 October, 1944. Victories 48, 49 & 50, all P-47's in the Ardennes sector on 26 December, 1944, just before being shot down himself. Shot down 26 December, 1944 in G-14 Werk # 166297 'Yellow 1', and bailed out over Schaichhof, after engaging American fighters over Stuttgart. He missed the Bodenplatte Operation since he was hospitalized after the Operation of 26 December. A P-51 on 16 March, 1945. His 52nd, a P-47 on 10 April, 1945. His 53rd, and last victory, a Spitfire on 13 April, 1945. Survived the war. Photo

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Location - Comments
Sunday, May 19, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Hurricane   12:20 North of Tournai
Monday, June 03, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Hawk-75A   14:50 Epernay
Wednesday, September 04, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Spitfire   14:05 South Angeterre
Friday, September 06, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Spitfire   10:00 Ashford
Friday, September 06, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Spitfire   10:15 Ashford
Thursday, October 10, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Hurricane   13:50 Portland
Thursday, November 07, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Hurricane   15:30 South Isle of Wight
Thursday, November 28, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Spitfire   17:20 sudw Isle of Wight
Friday, November 29, 1940 Julius Meimberg 4./JG2 Blenheim   16:35 Kanal
Thursday, July 03, 1941 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire   15:39 Hazebrouck
Thursday, July 17, 1941 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire   16:17 North Etaples
Thursday, July 24, 1941 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Hampden 3000m 14:24 WSW Ploudalmezeau
Thursday, July 24, 1941 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Wellington   15:00 Brest
Thursday, July 24, 1941 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Hampden   14:45 Plouguerneau
Sunday, May 17, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire 4500m 10:27 30km NW Dieppe
Tuesday, May 19, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire   15:22 Calais-Ramsgate
Sunday, May 31, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire   19:29 St Valery
Friday, June 19, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire 800m 21:01 (off Selsey v 129Sqn)
Friday, June 19, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire 800m 20:58 (off Selsey v 129Sqn)
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire   18:25 Le Havre
Tuesday, July 28, 1942 Julius Meimberg 3./JG2 Spitfire 20m 21:15 15km SW Brighton
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Julius Meimberg 11./JG2 Spitfire     Dieppe
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Julius Meimberg 11./JG2 Spitfire     Dieppe
Thursday, August 20, 1942 Julius Meimberg 11./JG2 Spitfire   13:59 off Dieppe No 91Sqn
Saturday, September 05, 1942 Julius Meimberg 11./JG2 Spitfire   12:20 North of Tournai
Friday, December 04, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Bisley   15:53 Mateur
Friday, December 04, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Bisley   15:50 Mateur
Friday, December 04, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Bisley   16:00 Mateur
Saturday, December 05, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Spitfire 5m 11:03 10km S Mateur
Saturday, December 05, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Spitfire 100m 09:08 1km E Mateur
Saturday, December 05, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Spitfire 300m 09:12 2km SE Mateur
Sunday, December 06, 1942 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Spitfire 500m 10:15 20km S Tebourba
Sunday, January 31, 1943 Julius Meimberg 6./JG53 P-38 Lightning 500m 13:14 20km W Djedeida
Monday, February 01, 1943 Julius Meimberg 6./JG53 B-17 Fortress 6000m 13:25 10km NW Pont du Fahs
Thursday, December 09, 1943 Julius Meimberg Stab JG53 P-51 Mustang 5m 11:27 NW Valmontone
Monday, May 08, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 B-24 Liberator   10:05 GA-36 (15km N Braunschweig)
Saturday, May 27, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-51 Mustang 5m 12:15 Nancy
Monday, May 29, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12:15 Wittenberge
Tuesday, May 30, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 B-17 Fortress   11:15 Dessau
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-38 Lightning 6500m 19:31 TR-9 (La Haye-du-Puits)
Wednesday, July 05, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 1500m 10:53 04 Ost N/AC-8 (Nonancourt)
Wednesday, July 05, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 4000m 10:49 04 Ost N/BD (Rambouillet)
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 500m 09:30 Mantes-la-Jolie
Friday, August 25, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Typhoon 500m 19:25 SB-87 (Barentin/Rouen)
Sunday, September 24, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 C-47 Dakota 1800m 12:40 SR-7 (Kusel)
Friday, September 29, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt     Edenkoben
Sunday, October 08, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt     Worms
Friday, October 13, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt      
Friday, October 20, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 3000m 10:48 CP-6 (SW Strasbourg)
Saturday, October 28, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 5000m 11:05 UR-1 (Landau) Lachen-Speyerdorf
Friday, November 17, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-51 Mustang 1000m 15:30 UR-4 (Linkenheim)
Saturday, November 18, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt     Karlsruhe
Saturday, December 16, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 1500m 11:39 UR-5 (Herxheim Krs Karlsruhe) Hagenau
Tuesday, December 26, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt     South Stuttgart
Tuesday, December 26, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt     South Stuttgart
Tuesday, December 26, 1944 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt     South Stuttgart
Friday, March 16, 1945 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-51 Mustang     Hunsruck
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt   09:00 Crailsheim
Friday, April 13, 1945 Julius Meimberg Stab II./JG53 Spitfire   18:06 Biberach



Manfred Dieterle

Units: I./JG-300, Stfkpt 2./JG-300 (7/44), Stfkpt 3./JG-300

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G (Tire Damaged on takeoff 7/7/44), Bf 109G-6 'Red 1' in Stf, Bf 109G6/R6 'Yel & 4' in Stf, Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/28/44)

Remarks: Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Damaged by bomber return fire, he made a successful wheels down landing at base. His 8th & 9th victories scored same day, both B-17's, no locations. A 10th, a B-24 SW of Tulln on 26 June, 1944. Damaged a G-6 at Halberstadt on 7 July, 1944, he was injured during takeoff (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, this date, a B-24 N of Halberstadt. A 12th, a B-24 (HSS) 40 km NE of Linz on 25 July, 1944. A B-17 (HSS) SW of Eisenach on 13 September, 1944. Lost a G-14/AS on 28 September, 1944 at Halberstadt, when he was wounded during combat; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). Magnus Report, 10 victories.

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Location - Comments
20-Jan-44 Manfred Dieterle 3./JG300 Halifax   19.48  
20-Jan-44 Manfred Dieterle 3./JG300 Halifax   19.32  
21-Jan-44 Manfred Dieterle 3./JG300 Lancaster   23.24  
06-Mar-44 Manfred Dieterle Stab I./JG300 B-17 Fortress      
06-Mar-44 Manfred Dieterle Stab I./JG300 B-17 Fortress      
26-Jun-44 Manfred Dieterle 2./JG300 B-24 Liberator 6000m 09.45 SW Tulln
07-Jul-44 Manfred Dieterle 2./JG300 B-24 Liberator 6500m 09.45 N Halberstadt
25-Jul-44 Manfred Dieterle 2./JG300 B-24 Liberator Hss 6500m 11.10 BK-CK (40km NE Linz)
13-Sep-44 Manfred Dieterle 2./JG300 B-17 Fortress Hss 7200m 12.13-23 SW Eisenach



Walter Oesau

Walter Oesau was born on 28 June 1913 at Farnewinkel in the Dithmarschen region of Schleswig-Hostein. He went into the Reichsarbeitsdienst, or RAD1 in 1933 and then joined the Army, serving as a private in an artillery regiment. By 1934 he had become a Fahnenjunker 2 and began flying training with the Deutsche Verkehrsfliegerschule. He entered the Luftwaffe at about the time it was founded and, with his flying training completed, in 1937 he was posted to jagdgeschwader 132 'Richthofen' as a Leutnant.

1. Reichs Labour Service
2. Officer Cadet

In April 1938, Lt. Oesau volunteered for service in the Spanish Civil War and was sent to join J/88 where he flew the He 51 biplane with 3.Staffel.He claimed his first victory on 15 July, his second on the 17th and his third victory a day later. By the end of July, Oesau had five victories and by the end of his service in Spain had a total of nine, his last being a Rata shot down on 3 November. He returned to Germany promoted to Oberleutnant and with the Spanish Wound Badge, but was later awarded the Spanish Cross in Gold with Swords and Diamonds, a decoration awarded to only 27 combatants who, in the opinion of the Fuhrer, were especially deserving of it.

As from 1 March 1939, Walter Oesau served for a short time with the Stabsschwarm of I./JG2, but on 15 July was appointed Staffelkapitan of I./JG20, later to become 7./JG51. It is customary when referring to pilots' victory claims to discount any achieved in Spain, so Oesau's first victories must be considered to have occurred after the start of the Second World War when he shot down a Curtiss on 13 May, followed by two Spitfires on the 31st. By the end of the French campaign, Oesau had added two bombers to his score, bringing his total to five victories.

With the start of the Battle of Britain, 7./JG51 took part in operations over the Channel and Southern England, and between 7 July and 18 August, Oesau had added a Defiant, ten Spitfires and four Hurricanes to his score, becoming the fifth Luftwaffe pilot to reach 20 victories. For this achievement he was awarded the Ritterkreuz on the 20 August. On 25 August, Hauptmann Oesau was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG51 and on 11 November, by which time he had 39 victories, he became Kommandeur of III./JG3. Oesau's 40th victory occurred on 5 February 1941when he shot down a Spitfire flown by a sergeant pilot of 610Sqn. who became a prisoner of war, and although he identified the aircraft destroyed as a Hurricane, it was another milestone in his career; he was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knight's Cross and the German press began referring to him as 'German Air Ace No.3'.

Hptm. Oesau claimed another Spitfire and another Hurricane in the West before his Gruppe was transferred eastwards for the launching of Operation 'Barbarossa', the attack on Russia, in June 1941.Almost immediately, Oesau began to make multiple claims, shooting down two aircraft in separate engagements on the 24th and three in two combats on the 26th. By the end of June, his score had increased to 51 and on 10 July he claimed five Soviet aircraft destroyed for his 64th to 68th victories. He recorded his 70th victory on 11 July and on the 15th his tally had increased to 80, for which he became only the third recipient of the Swords.

With a total of 86 claims, Oesau was recalled to the Western Front and on 29 July he took command of JG2, the 'Richthofen' Geschwader, following the death in action of the Kommodore, 23 victory ace and Eichenlaubtrager Major Wilhelm Balthasar on the 7th. Major Oesau scored his first victory with JG2 on 10 August, when he shot down a Spitfire, and followed up with a further five Spitfires on the 12th. By 26 October, Oesau had recorded his 100th victory, a Spitfire shot down that day, and thus became only the third Luftwaffe pilot to reach this landmark. In accordance with prevailing custom, he was then forbidden to fly further combat sorties in order that his valuable combat experience and qualities of leadership should be preserved. Oesau remained as Kommodore of JG2, however, and on 17 April 1942, despite the official ban on his operational flying, shot down one of four Lancasters claimed by JG2 as the bombers flew over the airfield at Beaumont-Ie-Roger while on their way to bomb the MAl'J diesel-engine works at Augsburg.

At this time,JG2 was equipped with the Bf 109F, but commencing in mid-March, the Gescbwader began converting to the Fw-190, a process which should have been virtually completed by the end of May 1942. Although the Fw-190 possessed some outstanding qualities, its peRGormance deteriorated above 20,000 feet and in mid-May, parts of 1./JG2 gave up their Fw-190s and began converting to the Bf-109G which had a superior peRGormance at that altitude. Parts of II.Gruppe followed suit, so that throughout the early Spring and Summer, the two Gruppen operated a mixture of Fw-190 As and Bf-109G-6s. Later, this arrangement was found to be unsatisfactory and II. Gruppe re-equipped entirely with Bf-109Gs while 1. and II1./JG2 were equipped with the Fw-190.

Meanwhile, on 28 June 1943, Oberstleutnant Walter Oesau was celebrating his 30th birthday at Beaumont-le-Roger when 43 B-17s bombed the airfield. Twenty members of the Geschwader were killed while others were injured and buildings damaged. Oesau had already been notified that he was due to take up a staff position and, three days later, he handed over command of JG2 to Eichenlaubträger Egon Mayer. For Oesau, a series of staff positions followed, including his appointment as Jafü 4 in Brittany, and he was holding this position when he was awarded the German Cross in Gold on 17 October.

By late 1943, the situation for Germany had dictated that the earlier order banning highly-decorated and experienced pilots from combat flying should be relaxed, and on 12 November 1943, Oberst Oesau was appointed Kommodore of JG1, taking over from Oberst Hans Philipp, who had been killed. Oesau soon added at least 14 four-engined US Liberator and Flying Fortress bombers and two P-47 Thunderbolts to his list of victories, his last, a P-47, being his 127th, shot down south-west of Verden on 8 May 1944.

Three days later, US bombers raided north-eastern Belgium and Luxemburg. Nearly 900 bombers took part and the fighter escort flew over 1,000 sorties. At Paderborn, 30 Bf-109Gs of Stab and III./JG1 took off with Oesau leading the three aircraft of JG1's Stabsschwarm. While still attempting to attack the bombers, Oesau was bounced by escorting P-38s and separated from his comrades. According to some sources, a ten-minute fight ensued in which Oesau battled alone against five P-38s which apparently damaged Oesau's aircraft, but thereafter accounts vary. One source maintains that the P-38 pilots made no claim as they had seen no strikes on Oesau's Bf-109, but after examination of their gun-camera film, they were credited with a probable. Another account states that Oesau was chased down to ground level where he was finally shot down. Whatever the truth, the P-38's gun-camera film apparently showed a Bf-109G¬6/AS coded 'Green 13' and with a red Reich Defence band around the rear fuselage, exactly in accordance with the markings carried by Oesau's machine.

Oesau was found near the remains of his wrecked aircraft. His body had several bullet wounds, suggesting that he was probably unconscious or already dead before his aircraft hit the ground. He was buried at MeldoRG in Schleswig-Holstein.

Unfortunately, we know little of Oesau's character as a man, most historians preferring to judge him only by his victory score. However, a few clues exist. In a secret recording, a German Po\V in RAF hands who had visited JG2 was heard explaining to a fellow prisoner that, while Oesau might have been strict on matters of efficiency and etiquette and had perhaps taken full advantage of his luxurious HQ at Beamont-le-Roger, he ensured also that his men enjoyed the same facilities without any distinctions between even senior officers and NCOs. Adolf Galland characterised Oesau by describing him as'one of the greatest fighter pilots produced by Germany during the Second World War. He was tough-minded as well as a brilliant aerial fighter.'

It seems, however, that Oesau's experiences had taken their toll, though few seemed to realise that by 1944 he was at the end of his tether. One who did was Hartmann Grasser, who served under him as a Major and Kommandeur of III./JG1. Commenting on the loss of Oesau, he said: 'At that time, Oesau was at the end of his physical and mental powers [yet] the German fighter pilots, like their officers, had to fight right through the war without rest. I consider that a grave error on the part of our High Command. I personally took part in the combat when Oesau was lost. Alone, chased by Lightnings and Mustangs, he had no chance of escaping.'

Ironically, several hours after Oesau had been shot down, StablJG1 received an order immediately transferring Oesau away from the battle-front to Galland's Headquarters Staff. Henceforth, as a tribute to its late Kommodore's achievements and leadership, JGI received the honour-title ]agdgescbwader 1 Oesau'.

Walter 'Gulle' Oesau was born on 28 June 1913 at Farnewinkel in the Dithmarschen region of Holst. He enlisted in the army in 1933 and served in an artillery regiment. By 1934 he had become a Fahnenjunker and was undertaking flying training with the Deutschen Verkehrsfliegerschule. On completing his flying training he was posted to Jagdgeschwader 'Richtofen'. Leutnant Oesau was one of the first fighter pilots to join J/88 in Spain in April 1938. Here he served with 3. J/88 and gained nine victories. He became one of only 27 recipients of the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Brillanten . He was also wounded in this campaign and was awarded the Spanish Wound Badge. On 1 March 1939, Oesau joined the Stabsschwarm of I./JG2. On 15 July, Oberleutnant Oesau was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG20 which was later redesignated 7./JG51. Oesau gained his first victory of World War 2 on 13 May 1940. He ended the French campaign with five victories to his credit. On 18 August 1940 he became the fifth Luftwaffe pilot to reach 20 World War 2 victories, bringing him the award of the Ritterkreuz. On 25 August 1940, Hauptmann Oesau was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG51. On 11 November 1940, Oesau was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG3. He led the Gruppe to the Eastern front where the invasion of Russia was launched. He recorded his 40th victory on 5 February 1941. On 6 February, he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 9). He recorded his 50th victory on 30 June. He claimed five enemy aircraft shot down on 10 July 1941 for his 64th to 68th victories. He recorded his 70th victory on 11 July and his 80th on 17 July. On 15 July his victory tally had reached 80 and he became only the third man to be awarded the Schwertern. At the end of July 1941 he was recalled to the Western Front to take command of JG2. He recorded his 100th victory on 26 October, only the third Luftwaffe pilot to reach this landmark. He was forbidden to fly further combat missions, his combat experience and leadership qualities being considered too valuable to risk. A series of staff appointments followed, including being appointed Jagdfliegeführer 4 Brittany.

On 12 November 1943, Oberst Oesau returned to combat when he was appointed Kommodore of JG1 following the death of Oberst Hans Philipp (206 victories, RK-S). He soon added at least 14 victories against the USAAF formations of B-17 and B-24 four-engined bombers. On 11 May 1944, Oesau, leading three aircraft of the Stabsschwarm, took off from Paderborn to intercept Allied bombers raiding north-eastern Belgium and Luxembourg. During his attack on the bombers he was bounced by escorting P-38s. In the ensuing combat he was shot down and killed in his Bf-109G-6/AS (W.Nr. 20601) 'Green 13' near St Vith. 'Gulle' Oesau scored 127 victories in over 300 combat missions. 9 victories were scored during the Spanish Civil War, 74 were scored on the Western front including 14 four-engined bombers (one B-17 as engültige Vernichtung) and 44 over the Eastern front.

List of 127 aerial victories for Walter Oesau

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 15.7.1938 - Curtiss Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War / I-16
2. 17.7.1938 - Curtiss Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War / I-16
3. 18.7.1938 - Rata Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War
4. 20.7.1938 - Curtiss Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War / I-16
5. 27.7.1938 - SB-2 Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War
6. 15.8.1938 - Curtiss Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War / I-16
7. 20.8.1938 - Rata Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War
8. 15.10.1938 - Rata Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War
9. 3.11.1938 - Rata Stab J/88 Spanish Civil War
10. 13.5.1940 - Curtiss 7./JG51  
11. 31.5.1940 - 7./JG51  
12. 31.5.1940 - 7./JG51  
13. 7.6.1940 - 7./JG51  
14. 16.6.1940 - Amiot 7./JG51  
15. 7.7.1940 - 7./JG51  
16. 10.7.1940 - 7./JG51  
17. 10.7.1940 - 7./JG51 Folkestone
18. 10.7.1940 - 7./JG51 Folkestone
19. 19.7.1940 - Defiant 7./JG51 Defiant of 141Sqn RAF
20. 19.7.1940 - 7./JG51  
21. 25.7.1940 - 7./JG51 Dover
22. 5.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Dover
23. 14.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Dover
24. 15.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Folkestone
25. 15.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Folkestone
- 15.8.1940 - Ballon Luftsperre 7./JG51 Dover
26. 16.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Cape Gris Nez
27. 16.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Cape Gris Nez
28. 18.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Cape Gris Nez
29. 18.8.1940 - 7./JG51 Canterbury
30. 4.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
31. 6.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
32. 7.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
33. 11.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
34. 14.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
35. 14.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
36. 15.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
37. 18.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
38. 27.9.1940 - E/a Stab III./JG51  
39. 27.9.1940 - E/a Stab III./JG51  
40. 28.9.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
41. 30.9.1940 - E/a Stab III./JG51  
42. 30.9.1940 - E/a Stab III./JG51  
43. 30.9.1940 - E/a Stab III./JG51  
44. 5.10.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
45. 12.10.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
46. 15.10.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
47. 25.10.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
48. 1.11.1940 - Stab III./JG51  
49. 5.2.1941 15:05 Stab III./JG3 Desvres, 2500 m
50. 16.5.1941 15:45 Stab III./JG3  
51. 28.5.1941 19:25 Stab III./JG3 Pas-de-Calais
52. 24.6.1941 12:08 MiG-1 Stab III./JG3  
53. 24.6.1941 15:15 I-15 Stab III./JG3  
54. 26.6.1941 6:42 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
55. 26.6.1941 6:45 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
56. 26.6.1941 12:45 I-15 Stab III./JG3  
57. 26.6.1941 12:50 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
58. 29.6.1941 18:10 Il-2 Stab III./JG3  
59. 30.6.1941 9:20 Il-2 Stab III./JG3  
60. 30.6.1941 13:30 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
61. 1.7.1941 18:20 SB-2 Stab III./JG3 Lvov area
62. 1.7.1941 18:22 SB-2 Stab III./JG3 Lvov area
63. 1.7.1941 18:24 SB-2 Stab III./JG3 Lvov area
64. 2.7.1941 12:00 SB-3 Stab III./JG3  
65. 6.7.1941 14:42 SB-3 Stab III./JG3  
66. 6.7.1941 17:20 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
67. 6.7.1941 17:24 Pe-2 Stab III./JG3  
68. 7.7.1941 5:57 Pe-2 Stab III./JG3  
69. 8.7.1941 13:00 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
70. 8.7.1941 13:02 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
71. 8.7.1941 13:04 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
72. 8.7.1941 17:15 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
73. 10.7.1941 9:07 Il-2 Stab III./JG3  
74. 10.7.1941 11:50 I-17 Stab III./JG3  
75. 10.7.1941 12:35 Pe-2 Stab III./JG3  
76. 10.7.1941 15:55 I-153 Stab III./JG3  
77. 10.7.1941 18:35 I-16 Stab III./JG3  
78. 11.7.1941 17:44 I-16 Stab III./JG3  
79. 11.7.1941 18:00 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
80. 12.7.1941 13:00 Il-2 Stab III./JG3  
81. 12.7.1941 13:04 Il-2 Stab III./JG3  
82. 12.7.1941 15:35 I-16 Stab III./JG3  
83. 12.7.1941 15:35 I-16 Stab III./JG3  
84. 12.7.1941 15:35 I-16 Stab III./JG3  
85. 12.7.1941 15:36 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
86. 12.7.1941 15:37 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
87. 13.7.1941 11:44 DB-3 Stab III./JG3  
88. 15.7.1941 12:50 I-153 Stab III./JG3  
89. 15.7.1941 12:55 DB-3 Stab III./JG3  
90. 22.7.1941 16:40 Il-2 Stab III./JG3  
91. 23.7.1941 11:20 DB-3 Stab III./JG3  
92. 23.7.1941 13:44 SB-2 Stab III./JG3  
93. 23.7.1941 15:28 I-15 Stab III./JG3  
94. 23.7.1941 17:22 DB-3 Stab III./JG3  
95. 24.7.1941 13:55 DB-3 Stab III./JG3  
96. 10.8.1941 14:15 Stab JG2  
97. 12.8.1941 11:43 Stab JG2  
98. 12.8.1941 12:51 Stab JG2 NW St. Omer
99. 12.8.1941 12:53 Stab JG2 NW St. Omer
100. 12.8.1941 13:06 Stab JG2 15 km SE Dover
101. 12.8.1941 13:15 Stab JG2 SE Dover
102. 16.8.1941 19:39 Stab JG2  
103. 16.8.1941 19:42~ Stab JG2  
104. 21.8.1941 10:23 Stab JG2 Off Calais
105. 21.8.1941 15:10 Stab JG2 E Etaples
106. 31.8.1941 20:07 Stab JG2  
107. 4.9.1941 17:35 Stab JG2 St. Omer-Béthune
108. 13.10.1941 14:32 Stab JG2 15km SW Boulogne
109. 26.10.1941 13:08 Stab JG2 Spitfire Vb (AB822) of 72Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt L Stock
110. 17.4.1942 - Lancaster Stab JG2 S Beaumont-le-Roger / Lancaster of 44Sqn RAF, L7536, KM-H
111. 20.12.1942 12:30 B-17 Stab JG2 Melun
112. 20.12.1942 13:53 B-17 Stab JG2 25km NNW Dieppe
113. 4.4.1943 14:30 B-17 Stab JG2 W St Pierre
114. 5.1.1944 12:00 B-24 Stab JG1 Heide, 7500 m
115. 30.1.1944 12:00 B-17 Stab JG1 SW Osnabrück
116. 30.1.1944 12:20 B-17 e.V. Stab JG1  
117. 8.2.1944 12:00 P-38 Stab JG1 Friedburg-Giessen, 8400 m
118. 10.2.1944 12:55 B-17 Stab JG1 Zwolle-Hardenburg, 6000 m
119. 10.2.1944 13:00 P-47 Stab JG1 Zwolle-Kampen, 4000 m
120. 22.2.1944 13:36 B-17 Stab JG1 N Thierl (Bielefeld-Münster), 6000 m
121. 22.2.1944 15:25 B-17 Stab JG1  
122. 24.2.1944 12:40 B-17 Stab JG1 Hameln-Hildesheim, 7500 m
123. 25.2.1944 13:05 B-17 Stab JG1 Baden-Baden area, 6500 m
124. 25.2.1944 15:00 B-24 Stab JG1 Baden-Baden area, 5000 m
125. 6.3.1944 12:05 P-47 Stab JG1 NW Vechta, 6500 m
126. 6.3.1944 12:20 B-17 Stab JG1 S Delmenhorst, 3000 m
127. 8.5.1944 9:45 P-47 Stab JG1 SW Verden

Victories : 127
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Units : J/88, JG51, JG3, JG2, JG1
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Asisbiz Database of aerial victories for Walter Oesau

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
13-May-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20 Hawk-75A   19.27 Halsteren
31-May-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20   18.22 NW Dunkirk
31-May-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20   18.26 NW Dunkirk
01-Jun-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20   11.35 20km N Ostende
13-Jun-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20 Amiot 351   15.41 SW Les Andelys
13-May-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20 P-40 Warhawk   19.27 Halsteren
31-May-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20   18.22 NW Dunkirk
31-May-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20   18.26 NW Dunkirk
01-Jun-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20   11.35 20km N Ostende
13-Jun-40 Walter Oesau 1./JG20 Amiot 351   15.41 SW of Les Andelys
07-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   14.05 5km South of Dover
10-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   14.39 5km South of Dover
10-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   14.49 10km South of Dover
10-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   15.04 West of Folkestone
19-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51 Defiant   13.50 South of Folkestone
19-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   13.55 South of Dover
25-Jul-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   15.52 5km South of Dover
05-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   09.59 10km SW Dover
14-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   13.59 NW Dover
15-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   12.32 South of Folkestone
15-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   12.34 5km South of Folkestone
16-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   17.35 20km NW Cap Gris Nez
16-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   17.36 20km NW Cap Gris Nez
18-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   18.37 3km South Canterbury
18-Aug-40 Walter Oesau 7./JG51   18.50 8km NW Cap Gris Nez
04-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
06-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
07-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51     South of London
11-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
14-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
14-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
15-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
18-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51 6500m 14.30 5km SE Ashford
27-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
27-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
28-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
29-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
29-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
30-Sep-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
05-Oct-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51     South of London
12-Oct-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
15-Oct-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
25-Oct-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
01-Nov-40 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG51      
05-Feb-41 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG3 2500m 14.05 Desvres (40 Abschuss)
16-May-41 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG3   15.45  
28-May-41 Walter Oesau Stab III./JG3   19.25 N Calais
10-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   14.15  
12-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   11.43  
12-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   12.50  
12-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   12.54  
12-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   13.06  
12-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   19.27 15km S Dungeness
16-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   19.38  
21-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 5500m 10.23 vor Calais
21-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 6000m 15.10 ostw Etaples
31-Aug-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   20.07  
04-Sep-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   17.35  
13-Oct-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 1500m 14.32-35 15km SW Boulogne
13-Oct-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   15.28  
26-Oct-41 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2   13.08  
17-Apr-42 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 Lancaster*   17.10  
17-Apr-42 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 Lancaster   16.55 le Vieil-Evreux 6km ESE Evreux (44Sqn)
05-Sep-42 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 7700-8000m 11.45 0021/05 Ost
20-Dec-42 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 5000-6000m 12.30 Melun
20-Dec-42 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 5000-3500m 13.53 20km NNW Dieppe
04-Apr-43 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14.30 West of St Pierre-les-Elbeuf
29-May-43 Walter Oesau Stab /JG2 B-17 Fortress 7-8000m 17.25 3831/14 West
05-Jan-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-24 Liberator   12.00  
30-Jan-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress   12.00  
30-Jan-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress e.V.   12.20  
08-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 P-38 Lightning 8400-7600m 12.00 PS-QR (220˚ Bad Nauheim)
10-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.55 FO-4 (S Coevorden)
10-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt 4000m 13.00 FM-FN (Meppel 270˚ Kampen)
22-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 1000m 13.36 10km N Thier (Gutersloh)
22-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress   15.25  
24-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 75-6000m 12.35-40 HT-JT (S Hameln)
25-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 6500m 13.05 05 Ost S/AR-8 Baden-Baden
25-Feb-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-24 Liberator 5000m 15.00 04 Ost S/AQ 2-3 W Baden-Baden
06-Mar-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt 500-800m 12.05-10 Cloppenburg-Vechta
06-Mar-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 B-17 Fortress 3000m 12.15-20 ER to FR (Vechta area)
08-May-44 Walter Oesau Stab /JG1 P-47 Thunderbolt   09.45 FS-FT (Sulinghen-Nienburg)



Rudolf 'Rudi' Pflanz

Rudolf 'Rudi' Pflanz was born on 1 July 1914 at Ichenheim in the Lahr region of Baden. In 1938, Pflanz was serving with JG131. On 1 May 1939, JG131 was redesignated JG2. At the outbreak of World War 2, Pflanz was serving with 3./JG2. He recorded his first victory over France on 30 April 1940 when he shared a French reconnaisance Potez 63-11 twin-engined reconnaisance aircraft with two colleagues of 3./JG2. Pflanz recorded his first individual victory on 14 May, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engined bomber. During the Battle of Britain, Pflanz was to fly with Major Helmut Wick (56 victories, RK-EL) in the Stabschwarme of I./JG2, and reputedly shot down British ace Flt Lt John Dundas (13.333 confirmed, 2 probable and 4.5 damaged victories) of 609Sqn, RAF after Dundas had shot down and killed Wick on 28 November 1940. By the end of 1940, Pflanz had recorded eight victories. Pflanz achieved marked success against RAF Spitfire fighters during 1941 and 1942. On 23 July 1941, Pflanz shot down five Spitfires and a RAF Hurricane fighter.

After recording his 20th victory, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 1 August 1941. By the end of 1941 his victory total stood at 23.

Oberleutnant Pflanz was appointed Staffelkapitän of 11./JG2 on 1 May 1942. On 5 June, he shot down three Spitfires over the Somme Estuary. He recorded his 49th and 50th victories when he shot down two further Spitfires on 28 July. On 31 July 1942, Pflanz engaged in combat with Spitfires. He succeeded in shooting down one but was then shot down and killed in Bf-109 G-1 (W.Nr. 10318) 'White 1' over Berck-sur-Mer in France. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Hauptmann.

Rudolf Pflanz was credited with 52 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front and included 45 Spitfires.

List of 52 aerial victories for Rudolf Pflanz

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 30.4.1940 19:17 Potez 63 3./JG2  E Merzig
2 14.5.1940 20:10~ 3./JG2 Sedan-Bouillon-Charleville
3 11.8.1940 11:34~ 3./JG2  
4 7.11.1940 15:25 Stab JG2 S Portsmouth
5 28.11.1940 17:15 Stab JG2 S Isle of Wight / possibly Spitfire I (X4586) of 609 Sqn RAF flown by F/L JC Dundas (13.333/2/4.5 victories), killed
6 22.6.1941 16:09 Stab JG2 St Omer-Gravelines
7 25.6.1941 12:55 Stab JG2 Near Boulogne
8 3.7.1941 11:50 Stab JG2  
9 10.7.1941 12:37 Stab JG2  
10 22.7.1941 14:01 Stab JG2 Hesdin
11 23.7.1941 13:20 Stab JG2  
12 23.7.1941 13:27 Stab JG2 Foret d’Eperlecques
13 23.7.1941 13:29 Stab JG2 Foret d’Eperlecques
14 23.7.1941 20:38 Stab JG2 Hesdin-Berck
15 23.7.1941 20:42 Stab JG2 Hesdin-Berck
16 23.7.1941 20:46 Stab JG2 20m W Berck
17 19.8.1941 12:24 Stab JG2 Off Gravelines
18 20.9.1941 16:40 Stab JG2  
19 21.9.1941 16:40 Stab JG2 10-15km ESE Dover
20 21.9.1941 16:45 Stab JG2 15km E Dover
21 13.10.1941 15:36 Stab JG2 50km W Etaples
22 26.10.1941 13:09 Stab JG2  
23 26.10.1941 13:12~ Stab JG2  
24 12.2.1942 15:37 Stab I./JG2  
25 12.2.1942 15:39 Stab I./JG2  
26 14.4.1942 12:52 Stab I./JG2 Caen
27 15.4.1942 14:32 Stab I./JG2  
28 15.4.1942 19:25 Stab I./JG2  
29 25.4.1942 11:17 Stab I./JG2  
30 28.4.1942 11:36 Stab I./JG2 Calais-Gravelines
31 28.4.1942 11:38 Stab I./JG2 Gravelines
32 1.5.1942 19:33 Stab I./JG2  
33 4.5.1942 19:38 Stab I./JG2  
34 17.5.1942 14:03 Stab I./JG2  
35 19.5.1942 20:54 Stab I./JG2  
36 24.5.1942 19:16 Stab I./JG2  
37 24.5.1942 19:24 P-40 Stab I./JG2  
38 31.5.1942 19:42 Stab I./JG2  
39 2.6.1942 11:01 Stab I./JG2 Off Dieppe-Le Tréport
40 2.6.1942 17:55 Stab I./JG2 Off Dieppe-Le Tréport
41 3.6.1942 16:49 Stab I./JG2 Off Le Havre
42 5.6.1942 15:38 Stab I./JG2 Somme Estuary-Abbeville
43 5.6.1942 15:45 Stab I./JG2 5-10km NNW Le Tréport
44 5.6.1942 15:46 Stab I./JG2 Somme Estuary-Abbeville
45 11.6.1942 18:38 Stab I./JG2  
46 23.7.1942 - Stab I./JG2  
47 23.7.1942 - Stab I./JG2  
48 26.7.1942 13:42 11./JG2  
49 26.7.1942 13:43 11./JG2  
50 28.7.1942 - 11./JG2  
51 30.7.1942 19:32 11./JG2  
52 31.7.1942 15:02 11./JG2 10km S Berck-sur-Mer

Victories : 52
Awards : Ehrenpokal (24 July 1941)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (1 August 1941)
Units : JG2
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Josef Puchinger

Units: 9./JG-2 (9/40), Stab III./JG-2 (9/41), (7/44)Kdr IV./JG-300 (10/44)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E in 9/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 in KG(J)-6, Bf 109G-14AS WNr 780394 'Blue 3' (lost 12/17/44 in CZ.) in JG-300

Remarks: WIA 17 December, 1944, while Kdr IV/JG-300, he lost his G-14 during aerial combat at Slezsko, CZ. (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a Spitfire near the Somme Estuary on 20 September, 1941. Another, a Spitfire on 16 April, 1942. His 3rd, a Douglas on 17 April, 1942.

Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Josef Puchinger

Date Pilot Name Unit EA Type Height Time Location
20-Sep-41 Josef Puchinger Stab III./JG2   16.36  
16-Apr-42 Josef Puchinger Stab III./JG2   20.05  
17-Apr-42 Josef Puchinger Stab III./JG2 Douglas   16.05  



Günther 'Hupatz' Seeger

Units: 3./JG-2 (2/40), II./JG-2 (12/42), Stab II./JG-53 (11/42), 6./JG-53, 7./JG-53(2/43), Stfkpt 7./JG-53(3/44)

Awards: RK(3/26/44), DK-G(10/29/42), EP(8/9/41), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4 WNr 7075 (85% dam 10/21/41 in JG-2; pilot WIC), Fw 190A-3 WNr 130536 'Yellow 14' (lost 8/19/42 bailed), Bf 109G-6 'White 3+I (Sciacca, Sicily), Bf 109G-6 'White 13' (5/13/44 crash land-combat), Bf 109G-6 'White 1' (5/24/44 wounded-fighter)

Remarks: WIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a US fighter. 504 combat missions. All victories in the West. 8 four engine bombers. His first victory, a Morane southwest of Soissons, 8 June, 1940. Nos.2 & 3, both Hurricanes, one SW of Henfield, the other E of Weybridge on 7 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 28 November, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of Calais on 25 June, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire 15 km N of Calais on 23 July, 1941. Injured in a crash 21 October, 1941 due to engine failure during aerial combat at Blendecques, 2 km south of St. Omer. One known Desert victory, a P-38 on 28 November, 1942. Also in the Desert, he downed a P-40 and two Bostons (A-20's) 30 km southwest of Kairouan on 3 January, 1943. His 48th, a B-17 near Trier on 11 May, 1944. His 50th, a Spitfire 10 km SE of Caen on 2 July, 1944. His 53rd, a P-38 at Jussy, N of Tergnier, on 22 August, 1944. His 54th, a P-47 N of Ramstein on 13 October, 1944. His 55th, an Auster on 7 April, 1945, still in 7/JG-53. His 56th, and last victory, a P-47 on 13 April, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories. Photo

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Günther 'Hupatz' Seeger

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Saturday, June 08, 1940 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2 Morane   21:09 SW Soissons
Saturday, September 07, 1940 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2   18:40 SW Henfield
Saturday, September 07, 1940 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2   18:57 E Weybridge
Thursday, November 28, 1940 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2   15:07 Isle of Wight
Wednesday, June 25, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2   12:57 SE Calais
Wednesday, July 02, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 1400m 12:45 S. Paradiere SE Merville
Sunday, July 06, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 5200m 14:45 10km E. Dover
Thursday, July 10, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 3500m 12:15 SE Cassel
Monday, July 21, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 5000m 20:45 5km SE Boulogne
Wednesday, July 23, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 6500m 13:25 15km N. Calais
Wednesday, July 23, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 1200-1300m 20:40 W. Hesdin
Wednesday, July 23, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2   20:48 20km SW Berck-sur-Mer
Tuesday, August 12, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 6200m 11:45 10km NNW Calais
Saturday, August 16, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 Spitfire/Hurricane   19:42 10km NNW Calais
Thursday, August 21, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 4500m 10:24 W. Calais
Sunday, August 31, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 6100m 20:08 Le Trait bei Rouen
Saturday, September 20, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 2500m 16:41 Sommemundung
Sunday, September 21, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 3000m 16:42 10km ESE Dover
Monday, October 13, 1941 Gunther Seeger Stab./JG2 5900m 15:40 10km W. Etaples
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2 5000m 11:33 4km N. Dieppe 50m
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2 200m 07:20 8km N. Dieppe 50m
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2 5800m 11:39 Sea 7km N Dieppe
Monday, August 24, 1942 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2 4000m 12:20 18km N. Boulogne
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Gunther Seeger 3./JG2 6300m 18:08 Pl.Qu. 1276/05 Ost
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Gunther Seeger 11./JG2 P-38 Lightning   - -
Wednesday, December 02, 1942 Gunther Seeger 11./JG2   08:31 10km W. Tebourda
Sunday, January 03, 1943 Gunther Seeger 6./JG53 P-40 Kittyhawk 100m 12:21 30km SW Kairouan
Sunday, January 03, 1943 Gunther Seeger 6./JG53 A-20 Boston 100m 12:26 30km SW Kairouan
Sunday, January 03, 1943 Gunther Seeger 6./JG53 A-20 Boston 400m 12:26 30km SW Kairouan
Tuesday, January 05, 1943 Gunther Seeger 6./JG53   12:02 8km W. Jafna
Monday, March 22, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-17 Fortress 8000m 16:03 Cap Vito
Wednesday, March 31, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-25 Mitchell 4500m 13:57 35km NW Gabes 30m
Monday, May 10, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-38 Lightning 7500m 13:57 2km S Haranzeh
Friday, May 21, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-38 Lightning 8000m 12:15 55km SW Marsala
Monday, July 05, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11:37 17km S FlPl Gerbini
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 800m 15:05 8km NE Ragusa
Monday, July 12, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 2400m 19:42 1km S Syracuse
Monday, July 12, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 4000m 19:35 4km W Avola
Monday, July 12, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 2500m 19:32 4km W Avola
Monday, August 16, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-24 Liberator 6000m 12:50 Forenza
Thursday, August 19, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12:15 25km SW Foggia
Friday, August 20, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-38 Lightning 6800m 12:35 5km NE Marsa
Sunday, August 22, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-26 Marauder 5500m 12:22 60km SW Insel Capri
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-17 Fortress 7500m 11:55 15km N Firenze (Frient)
Thursday, December 16, 1943 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-38 Lightning 7500m 12:30 30km SE Padua
Saturday, January 29, 1944 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 B-26 Marauder 5500m 14:21 -
Saturday, April 29, 1944 Gunther Seeger 4./JG53 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11:10 HB-2 (SW Konigslutter)
Thursday, May 11, 1944 Gunther Seeger 4./JG53 B-17 Fortress 6000m 18:46 Raum Trier
Monday, June 12, 1944 Gunther Seeger 4./JG53 B-24 Liberator 6000m 10:21 DR-1 (NW Rennes)
Tuesday, June 13, 1944 Gunther Seeger 4./JG53 B-24 Liberator   10:21  
Sunday, July 02, 1944 Gunther Seeger 4./JG53 5000m 15:16 10km SE Caen
Sunday, July 09, 1944 Gunther Seeger Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt   13:31 10km SW Caen
Sunday, July 09, 1944 Gunther Seeger Stab II./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 5000m 13:30 10km SW Caen
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-38 Lightning 5500m 19:27 SG 2 (Jussy N. Tergnier)
Friday, October 13, 1944 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt 2000m 15:44 SQ-9 (N Ramstein)
Saturday, April 07, 1945 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 Auster   16:09 -
Friday, April 13, 1945 Gunther Seeger 7./JG53 P-47 Thunderbolt   18:35 -

luftwaffe.cz database list of 56 aerial victories for Günther 'Hupatz' Seeger

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location / Comments
1 8.6.1940 21:09 Morane 3./JG 2 SW Soissons
2 7.9.1940 18:40 3./JG 2 SW Heyfield
3 7.9.1940 18:57 3./JG 2 E Heybridge
4 28.11.1940 15:07 3./JG 2 Isle of Wight
5 25.6.1941 12:57 Stab/JG 2 SE Calais
6 2.7.1941 12:45 Stab/JG 2 SE Merville
7 6.7.1941 14:45 Stab/JG 2 10km E Dover
8 10.7.1941 12:15 Stab/JG 2 SE Cassel
9 21.7.1941 20:45 Stab/JG 2 5km SE Boulogne
10 23.7.1941 13:25 Stab/JG 2 15km N Calais
11 23.7.1941 20:40 Stab/JG 2 W Hesdin
12 23.7.1941 20:48 Stab/JG 2 20km W Berck
13 12.8.1941 11:45 Stab/JG 2 10km NNW Calais
14 16.8.1941 19:42 Stab/JG 2 10km NW Calais
15 21.8.1941 10:24 Stab/JG 2 W Calais
16 31.8.1941 20:08 Stab/JG 2 Le Trait
17 20.9.1941 16:41 Stab/JG 2 Somme Estuary
18 21.9.1941 16:42 Stab/JG 2 10km ESE Dover
19 13.10.1941 15:40 Stab/JG 2 10km W Etaples
20 19.8.1942 7:15 3./JG 2 5km N Dieppe
21 19.8.1942 11:33 3./JG 2 4km N Dieppe
22 19.8.1942 11:39 3./JG 2 7km N Dieppe
23 24.8.1942 12:20 3./JG 2 18km N Boulogne
24 31.10.1942 18:08 3./JG 2 1276/05 Ost
25 28.11.1942 - P-38 6./JG 53 Off Bizerte
26 2.12.1942 8:31 6./JG 53 -
27 3.1.1943 12:21 6./JG 53 30km S Kairouan / P-40 of USAAF
28 3.1.1943 12:26 Boston 6./JG 53 30km S Kairouan / A-20 of USAAF
29 3.1.1943 12:26 Boston 6./JG 53 30km S Kairouan / A-20 of USAAF
30 5.1.1943 12:02 6./JG 53 8km W. Jafna
31 22.3.1943 16:03 B-17 7./JG 53 Cap Vito
32 31.3.1943 13:27 B-25 7./JG 53 35km NW Gabes
33 10.5.1943 13:57 P-38 7./JG 53 2km S Haranzeh
34 21.5.1943 12:15 P-38 7./JG 53 55km SW Marsala
35 5.7.1943 11:37 B-17 7./JG 53 17km S Gerbini
36 6.7.1943 15:05 7./JG 53 8km NE Ragusa
37 12.7.1943 19:32 7./JG 53 4km W Avola
38 12.7.1943 19:35 7./JG 53 4km W Avola
39 12.7.1943 19:42 7./JG 53 1km S Syracuse
40 16.8.1943 12:50 B-24 7./JG 53 Forenza
41 19.8.1943 12:15 B-17 7./JG 53 25km SW Foggia
42 20.8.1943 12:35 P-38 7./JG 53 5km NE Marsa
43 22.8.1943 12:22 B-26 7./JG 53 60km SW Insel Capri
44 10.11.1943 11:55 B-17 7./JG 53 15km N Firenze
45 16.12.1943 12:30 P-38 7./JG 53 30km SE Padua
46 29.1.1944 14:21 B-26 7./JG 53 -
47 29.4.1944 11:10 B-17 4./JG 53 SW Königslutter
48 11.5.1944 18:46 B-17 4./JG 53 Trier area
49 12.6.1944 10:21 B-24 4./JG 53 30km NE Rennes
50 2.7.1944 15:16 4./JG 53 10km SSE Caen
51 9.7.1944 13:30 P-47 4./JG 53 10km SW Caen
52 9.7.1944 13:31 P-47 4./JG 53 10km SW Caen
53 22.8.1944 19:27 P-38 7./JG 53 15km NW Fere-en-Tardenois
54 13.10.1944 15:44 P-47 7./JG 53 N Ramstein
55 7.4.1945 16:09 Auster 7./JG 53 Bad Mergentheim area
56 13.4.1945 18:35 P-47 7./JG 53 Baden-Baden area

Victories : 56
Awards : Ehrenpokal (9 August 1941)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (29 October 1942)
Ritterkreuz (26 March 1944)
Units : JG 2, JG 53
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    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)

    Magazines: +

  • 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/

    Web References: +

  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109
  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_variants#cite_ref-100
  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Bf_109_operational_history
  • Flickr.com - https://www.flickr.com/photos/farinihouseoflove/2209839419/in/photostream

 

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