Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet'

Messerschmitt Bf 109G JG3 Kanonenboot-Gunboat

Messerschmitt Bf 109G JG3 Kanonenboot-Gunboat 01

Photo 01: One lesson quickly learned when German fighters began to take on the US heavy bombers was the vital importance of heavy weapons. With the Bf 109G-61R6 shown here, the original armament increased from one 20 mm cannon and two 7.9 mm machine guns to three 20 mm and two 13 mm weapons. Two of the 20mm cannon were mounted in underwing gondolas and resulted in this version being known as the Kanonenboot', or 'Gunboat'. In this rare color photograph of a Bf 109G-6/R6 belonging to JG3, the nature of the 74/75/76 camouflage is clearly visible.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop JG3 with 210mm Werfergranaten W.Gr. 21 Italy 1943-44

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Stab Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Stab JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 Stab JG3 (-+-Wolf Dietrich Wilcke Gruko Russia Nov 1942

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab JG3 ((+- Gordon Gollob Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Pilots JG3 Wolf-Dietrich Furst Wilcke 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab JG3 (-+- Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Kommodore Russia Sep 1942

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 flown by Hptm. Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke, Kommodore of JG3, September 1942 The camouflage on this machine, shown without its undercarriage fairings, is in the normal RLM colours 74/75/76 with Kommodore's markings added to the fuselage side. With the spinner in plain green RLM 70, the only other adornments are the wide yellow fuselage band, the yellow under the engine cowling and the Geschwader badge of JG3 on the nose. Note, however, that this aircraft is a Bf 109G2/R6 fighter and is armed with two MG 151 cannon in underwing fairings.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G JG3 (-+- Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Russia Sep 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: In the foreground of these two photographs, taken in September 1942, stand two almost identical Bf 109G-2 aircraft, one, however, being an R6 equipped with a pair of underwing cannon. Both machines were flown by Wolf Dietrich Wilcke who, although still having the rank of Hauptmann, was at that time leading JG3.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10/AS Erla Stab I./JG3 Kdr Alfred Seidl Paderborn Dec 1944

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Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Stab I./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G4 Stab I./JG3 ((1+ Klaus Quaet-Faslem Russia 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G4 Stab I.JG3 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Monchengladbach Germany May 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G10AS Stab I./JG3 Alfred Seidl Dec 1944

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Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Stab II./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Erla Stab II./JG3 Kurt Brandle WNr 26058 Schiphol Oct 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab II./JG3 ((+- 'Double Chevron and Bar', of Major Kurt Brändle, Gruppenkommandeur of II/JG 3, Schipol October 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab II./JG3 (1-+- Max-Bruno Fischer Evreux Normandy France 1944

Photo Data: Another Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 trop being flown by Max-Bruno Fischer

Artist: © Kow Yokoyama Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G-6". Modeller's eye series 3. Special Edition. ISBN 4-499-22782-8.

Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Stab III./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G4 Stab III.JG3 ((-+I Wolfgang Ewald Stkz NV+MM WNr 14859 Russia 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab III.JG3 ((1+I Walter Dahl Russia 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G4 Stab III./JG3 (o+I Kuban 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G4 Stab III./JG3 flown by Leutnant Heinz 'Esau' Ewald, may 1944 Grammatikovo airfield, Crimea, Russia

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 Stab III./JG3 (1+I flown by Henning and based out of Schachten Germany Dec 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab III./JG3 Walther Dahl Sep 1943

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Stab IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - Stab IV./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6/Trop Stab IV./JG3 ((+~Franz Beyer Gruko Foggia Italy Aug 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop Stab IV./JG3 ((+~ Franz Beyer San Severo, Foggia, Italy 1943

Bf 109G-6/R-2/Trop Unit: VI./JG 3 Udet Serial: ((+~ Pilot - CO of VI/JG 3 Capt.Franz Beyer. San Severo, Italy, Summer 1943. Camouflage: RLM 74/75/76. Beyer KIA in rank of Major on February 11th, 1944 over Erezee, Belgium in combat against Spitfires. He claimed 81 victories included 77 at Eastern Front.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Stab IV./JG3 flown by Hauptmann Hans Iffland Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 late Stab IV./JG3 (+~ Dieter Zink Salzwedel, Germany 1944

1 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 1./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 1./JG3 White 3 Wolfgan Becker Denain-Vendeville France Dec 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/R-6 Unit: 1./JG 3 Udet Serial: 3 Pilot - Fw.Wolfgan Becker. Denain-Vendeville, France, December 1943.

Artist: © Roger Erwan Source: La guerre aerienne au-dessus du Departement des Ardennes, 1940-1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 1./JG3 Sktz RU+OZ Lothar Hirtes W.Nr 162784 interned Switzerland 29th March 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 1./JG3 Sktz RU+OZ W.Nr 162784 as SAF J-713 Switzerland

Profiles and Photo Data: Forced to land in Switzerland due to low fuel and bad weather during a ferry flight to Osoppo, Italy.

Wk Nr 162764 landed at Samedan on 29th March 1944 at 11.00. Ofn. Lothar Hirtes of 4./JG 5 was ordered to take the aeroplane from Erding to Osoppo on the Italian front. Bad weather conditions over the Alps caused him to loose his way and he landed on the unknown mountain airfield with approximately 100 litres of fuel left. In his flight book the aircraft was noted as a Me 109G-6/J Bo Rei. This means it was along range fighter bomber.

On 1st April it was flown from Samedan to Dubendorf. During the summer of 1944 it was stored in a factory at Emmen. On 23rd August it was prepared by Hug Group in Bouchs to send it to the Fliegekorps. It was given the number J-713. It was probably at this time that it was repainted in new Swiss camouflage of olive green and brown with equivalent of RLM 76 on the undersides. The aircraft had arrived with the fuselage in grey primer. At the same time a purchase price for it was negotiated. Rittmeister von Eggen asked for 500,000 Swiss francs with half the price in hard currency. As EMD (Swiss Army Department) already processed the aircraft they considered 250,000 to be enough. Even though Berlin lowered the price to 400,000 the Swiss did not accept it. Until the end of the war the plane stood unused at the airfield at Bouchs. On 8th November 1945 it was flown to Altenrhein and test flown on 3rd December before being transferred to Fl.St. 7.

On 29th May 1946 Ogfr Zweiacker took off from Emmen airfield and headed to Teesain. When flying over the mountain pass he encountered thick cloud and turned back. He circled over Erstfeld and wanted to go through the Sustenpass to Engrlberg. He never made it and was reported missing. On 4th September 1953 mountaineers found J-713 at Pizzo di Rodi. From analysis of the wreckage it was concluded that he was heading north from Airolo. The cause of the accident has never been established.

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2 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 2./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10AS Erla 2./JG3 Black 14 Horst Petzschler WNr 412179 Germany May 1944

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS 2./JG3 (B14+) Horst Petzschler W.Nr 412179 Germany 1944

Light grey RLM 76 camouflaged Bf 109 G-6/AS (W.Nr. 412179) 'Black 14' belonging to Fw. Horst Petzschler of 2./JG3. On 30 May 1944 his friend Fw. Otto Bussow (3 victories, 2x B-17 HSS and P-51) was killed in this machine while engaged in a dogfight with P-51`s near Belzig.

Pilots JG51 Horst Petzschler 01

I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet'

3 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 3./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 3./JG3 Yellow 5 Germnay 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 3./JG3 Yellow 6 Germnay 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 3./JG3 Yellow 8 Germnay 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 3./JG3 Yellow 9 Germnay 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 3./JG3 Yellow 5 Bizerte Tunisia Dec 1942

II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet'

4 Staffel II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 4./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 4./JG3 White 2 Eastern Front 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G.2 'White 2' of 4./JG3 February 1943 This machine was finished in the standard Luftwaffe day fighter scheme of RLM 74 and 75 on the uppersurfaces with RLM 76 undersurfaces. The fuselage sides were mottled with 74 and 75 applied fairly heavily over the 76. The red spot which appeared below the winged 'U' badge of JG3 'Udet' is thought to have been in red primer and was probably the result of a recent repair.

Photo's 01-02: This Bf 109G-2, 'White 2', belonged to 4./JG3 and is pictured after making an emergency landing in February 1943. As may be seen here, it was usual practice with ll./JG3 at this time to show the Gruppe bar in black, regardless of the Staffel color. The aircraft was camouflaged in an RLM 74/75/76 scheme with the fuselage sides being particularly densely mottled so that little of the RLM 76 was visible. In addition, the starboard side shows a large, dark stain, but as this is not present on the port side, it is thought that instead of carbon deposit from the exhaust, this may be oil and might possibly indicate the cause of the crash-landing. There is also some evidence, especially in the port view, that the machine received some unit-level modifications to the scheme. This is particularly noticeable under the cockpit, where there is a patch of an unusually dark color, while the areas around the swastika and on the rudder appear to have been lightened with sprayed areas of RLM 76.

6 Staffel II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 6./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 6./JG3 (Y18+-) Helmut Berendes Germany 1944

III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet'

7 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 7./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6y 7./JG3 (White 1+I) Karl Heinz Langer Bad Worishofen Bavaria Germany Oct 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 7./JG3 (White 1+I) Karl Heinz Langer Germany 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 (White 1+I) of Hptm. Karl-Heinz Langer, Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 3, Bad Wörishofen, October 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 7./JG3 (White 6+I) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 7./JG3 (White 7+I) Oskar Romm Germany 1944

Luftwaffe 7./JG3 pilot Oscar Romm 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 7./JG3 Kanonenboot Reichsverteidigung Süddeutschland Germany 1943-44

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 7./JG3 White 11+I Kanonenboot Süddeutschland Germany 1943

8 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 8./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 8./JG3 (B9+I) Reich Defense 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 8./JG3 Blue(3+) Austria 1945

9 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 9./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6y 9.JG3 (Yellow 6+I) Alfred Surau WNr 18807 Bad Worishofen Bavaria Germany Sep 1943

Source Profile: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G Over Germany: Pt. 1 (Topcolors 15002) (Author) Marek J Murawski, Arkadiusz Wrobel ISBN 978-83-60445-98-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 9./JG3 (Y6+I) Alfred Surau WNr 18807 Bad Worishofen Germany Sep 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9 Staffel III./JG3 (Y1+I) Germany 1944

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9 Staffel III./JG3 (Y6+I) Walter Dahl Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R6 9./JG3 'Yellow 6' Wk-Nr 18807 SL+SF flown by Oberfeldwebel, Alfred Surau September 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9./JG3 (Y6+I) Alfred Surau WNr 18807 Bad Worishofen Germany Oct 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 9./JG3 (Y7+I) Wilhelm Lemke WNr 26032 Bad Worishofen Bavaria Germany Oct 1943

Source Profile: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G Over Germany: Pt. 1 (Topcolors 15002) (Author) Marek J Murawski, Arkadiusz Wrobel ISBN 978-83-60445-98-3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 9./JG3 (Y7+I) Wilhelm Lemke Bad Worishofen Germany 1943


IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet'

10 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 10./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG3 (White 10+~) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG3 (White 11+~) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG3 (White 12+~) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG3 (White 13+~) Germany 1944

11 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 10./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 11./JG3 (B1+) Karl-Heinz Willeke Germany 1944

12 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' - 10./JG3

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 12./JG3 (Yellow 14+~) flown by an unknown pilot Germany 1944-45

USAAF 42-40664 B-24D 376BG515BS 'Teggie Ann' downed by 12./JG3 pilot Martin Muller Aug 16 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: 42-40664 B-24D Liberator 376th Bombardment Group 515th Bombardment Squadron namrd 'Teggie Ann' was lost on the August 16, 1943 mission to Foggia, Italy when she was shot up by fighters and crashed at Melfi, Italy. The aerial victory was credited to Unteroffizier Martin Muller in a Bf 109G-6 from JG 3/12.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 12./JG3 Sktz RH+JD WNr 15762 with 210mm Werfergranaten WGr21 Italy 1943

 
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Knights Cross

Franz Beyer

Units: 8./JG-3 (8/40), II./JG-3 (Operation Barbarossa), Stfkpt 8./JG-3 (8/41), Kdr IV(Sturm)./JG-3 (1/44)

Awards: RK(8/30/41), DK-G(9/19/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 'Black 5+I' (8/41), Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 WNr 411036 (lost 2/11/44)

Remarks: KIA 11 February, 1944 in his G-6, crashing at Helden Holland, near Venlo, when during a low level chase by two Spitfires, he crashed into a tree. His first known victory, a Hurricane over England on 14 August, 1940. 70 victories in Russia (2+ bombers) and at least another 10 AC destroyed on the ground. His 1st Soviet victories, an I-16 and an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. His 45th victory, a Soviet R-5 on 16 February, 1942. A Quad on 20 May, 1942; an Il-2 and a MiG-1, location unknown and an Il-2 NNE of Charkow and a MiG-1 10 km NNE of Volchansk. A Douglas A-20 at Nishne-Kischalje on 11 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 NE of Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. Two Il-2 NE of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 5 km NE of Orlovka on 7 September, 1942. Two Il-2's and a MiG-3 N of Pitomnik on 10 December, 1942. Two MiG-3's and a LaGG-3 near Pitomnik on 11 December, 1942. An Il-2 12 km NNE of Morosowkaja on 28 December, 1942. Two Il-2's E of Jslawjawosk on 12 February, 1943. his 80th, a MiG-3 4 km S of Aksay on 1 April, 1943. Burial: Block L, Row 11, Grave 263. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 vics.. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 60 aerial victories for Franz Beyer

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
12-Aug-40 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Hurricane   13.50  
14-Aug-40 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Hurricane   13.50  
05-Sep-40 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Spitfire   11.10  
07-Sep-40 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Hurricane   18.10  
22-Jun-41 Franz Beyer Stab II./JG3 I-16 Rata   07.29  
22-Jun-41 Franz Beyer Stab II./JG3 I-153   18.55  
23-Jun-41 Franz Beyer JGUdet SB-3   09.58 Wojnica-Zahirec
13-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  09.57  
13-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3        
16-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 R-5   12.02  
22-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 R-5   16.04  
22-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 R-5 Low Level 16.04 20km NNE Staraya-Russa
23-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 R-5   08.55  
23-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 R-5 Low Level 08.55 15km NW Krestoy
26-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 R-5   17.07  
28-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 I-301   10.30  
28-Feb-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 I-301 50m 10.30 SSE Staraya Russa
12-Mar-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 BB-22   13.58  
12-Mar-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 BB-22 6500m 13.58 25km SE Szoltzy
17-Mar-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 I-61   16.22  
17-Mar-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 I-61 500m 16.22 5km SE Mury
31-Mar-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 I-61 300m 12.57 30km E Staraya Russa
20-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 05.15 NNE Charkow
20-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  05.15  
20-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-1   15.42  
20-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-1 1300m 15.42 10km ENE Volchansk
26-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06.20 15km S Tschugenjew
26-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.20  
29-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Yak-4   16.15  
29-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Yak-4   16.13  
29-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Yak-4 3200m 16.15 25km ENE Chuguyev
29-May-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Yak-4 3200m 16.13 15km E Chuguyev
26-Jun-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.54  
01-Jul-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-3   12.32  
05-Jul-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 A-20 Havoc   18.27  
05-Jul-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 A-20 Havoc   18.30  
11-Jul-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 A-20 Havoc 4500m 03.23 Nishne-Kischalje
28-Jul-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 LaGG-3 1800m 09.03 NE Kalatsch
03-Aug-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-3 3000m 11.40 E Kalatsch
09-Aug-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1200m 18.27 39 36
09-Aug-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1500m 18.30 NO Kalatsch
20-Aug-42 Franz Beyer 9./JG3 P-2 1400m 16.23 West of Swjelnyi-Yar
02-Sep-42 Franz Beyer 9./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 06.38 5km N Gorodischche
07-Sep-42 Franz Beyer 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 16.41 5km NE Orlovka
10-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1200m 07.40 N Pitomnik
10-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-3 700m 08.44 NNW Pitomnik
10-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.50 4km E Krivomusginskaya
11-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-3 1500m 09.40 30km NNW Pitomnik
11-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 LaGG-3 800m 10.45 5km SW Pitomnik
11-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-3 1000m 11.53 10km E Pitomnik
19-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 A-20 Boston III 1400m 11.10 10km SE Bokovskaya Rostov
28-Dec-42 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 14.05 12km NNE Morosowkaja
12-Feb-43 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 11.20 Ostw Jslawjawosk
12-Feb-43 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 11.18 Ostw Jslawjawosk
06-Mar-43 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
700m 10.00 7km N Andrejevka
22-Mar-43 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 LaGG-3 3500m 12.13 10km South Rostov
01-Apr-43 Franz Beyer 8./JG3 MiG-3 3000m 08.32 4km South Aksay
19-Jul-43 Franz Beyer Stab IV./JG3 Spitfire 400m 15.10 Traha/Sizilien
21-Aug-43 Franz Beyer Stab IV./JG3 B-24D Liberator 6000m 14.14 4km E Garigliano DArco
19-Dec-43 Franz Beyer Stab IV./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.24 SE Innsbruck

Knights Cross

Kurt 'Werner' Brändle

Units: 4./JG-53(5/40), Stfkpt 5./JG-53(12/41), Stab II./JG-3(5/42 S.U.), Kdr I./JG-3(8/42), Kdr II./JG-3(7/43)

Awards: Kurt-Werner Brändle was a German former Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. RK(7/1/42)-EL(8/27/42), DK-G(3/9/42), EK 1 & 2(4/1/40), Wnd Bdg(5/26/40), Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4 'Black 1+-' (12/41), Bf 109F-4 WNr 10117 'Black <<+-' (8/42), Bf 109F-4/Trop WNr 8665 '<<+-', Bf 109F-4/Trop WNr 13387 '<<+-' w II/JG-3, Bf 109G-2 & G-6 WNr 26058 '<<+-' (lost 11/3/43)

Remarks: KIA 3 November, 1943 in Bf 109G6 Werk # 26058 when he was shot down off Egmond, over the North Sea, by fighters escorting Medium bombers to Amsterdam. His body washed ashore later. About 700 combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Morane south of Sedan, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire WSW of Insel Wight on 16 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 10 km W of Insel Wight on 26 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 20 May, 1942. One of many multiple victories, five on 7 August, 1942; all Il-2's in the Klirchevski/Plosowitoje/Isoleniyj areas. An ER-2 and two Il-2's in the Stalingrad area on 23 August, 1942. Four Il-2's and a Yak-1 on 17 December, 1942. Two Il-2's on 31 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 20 April, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 19 June, 1943. Five Soviet victories on 5 July, 1943. The info on the Bf 109F-4 'Black 1' is from a modeler description; the AC was flown at Frolov (Stalingrad) Russia. Germany's 20th ranked fighter Ace. His first mechanic was Fw Helmut Henning. Burial: Block CW, Row 1 Grave 25. Alternate spelling: Brändl. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 150 aerial victories for Kurt Brandle

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
13-May-40 Kurt Brandle 4./JG53 Morane 405   12.05 South of Sedan
11-Aug-40 Kurt Brandle 4./JG53 Spitfire 4000-200m 11.45 West of Portland
16-Aug-40 Kurt Brandle 4./JG53 Spitfire 5800m 18.15 WSW Insel Wight
26-Sep-40 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Spitfire 4000-2000m 17.38 10km W Insel Wight
11-Sep-40 Kurt Brandle 4./JG53 Spitfire   17.40 Battle of Britain
11-Nov-40 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Spitfire   13.07 Battle of Britain
11-Nov-40 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Spitfire   13.15 Battle of Britain
03-Nov-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 9500m 12.30 EK-4 (NW Schagen)
03-Nov-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 9200m 12.31 FK-4 (1km W Egmond)
03-Nov-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Dogfight   KiA Dogfight off Egmond
24-Dec-41 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Hurricane   13.08 North Africa
04-Jan-42 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Hurricane   10.28 North Africa
24-Mar-42 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Spitfire   15.08 Sudfront (MTO)
19-Jan-42 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Hurricane   13.54 Sudfront (MTO)
15-Feb-42 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Hurricane 3500m 10.14 Sudfront (MTO)
21-Apr-42 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Spitfire 1500m 17.39 1½km S Burkirkara
21-Apr-42 Kurt Brandle 5./JG53 Spitfire   12.37 Sudfront (MTO & North Africa)
20-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 R-5   03.49 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-61   07.26 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-61   12.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1   08.57 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 1000m 17.10 E Savintzy
26-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 1000m 17.20 7km S Savintzy
29-May-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   15.49 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1   13.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1   13.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG 1200m 17.32 N Buganjewka
11-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Su-2   10.54 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3   11.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   18.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Jun-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3   11.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
3m 16.17 Gornchevnoye
03-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
04-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3   16.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   19.24 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   19.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   19.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   09.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1   09.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1   09.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
11-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 R-5   08.55. Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-3   09.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3   11.49 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   17.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   17.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   17.23 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.44 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09.05 Konstantinovskoye
23-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  13.01 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  13.03 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1   11.41 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   16.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Pe-2   16.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1   16.11 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1200m 12.04 Kalatsch
26-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 800m 12.09 Kalatsch
03-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 500m 14.55 S Peskovaltka
27-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 2500m 09.11 Kalatsch
27-Jul-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 2500m 09.12 Kalatsch
05-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 400m 07.12 NW Dubovnye-Ostrog
06-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 3000m 11.25 NE Jksaj
06-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 3000m 11.26 SE Ivanovka
06-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 3000m 11.35 E Tschapurniki
07-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2   14.09 S Klirchevski
07-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 2000m 14.10 S Klirchevski
07-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 30m 14.11 Klirchevski
07-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 800m 17.45 WNW Plosowitoje
07-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 800m 17.46 S Isoleniyj
08-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Su-2 2500m 09.46 E Nischniye-Uitzi
08-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Su-2 2500m 09.48 West of Popov
08-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Su-2 100m 09.50 SW Leonov
09-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 R-5   14.40 O Mostrowskoj
10-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-181 1500m 07.07 SW Busiowka
11-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 1500m 12.04 SW Stalingrad
19-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 R-2 1500m 11.28 SW Ganyselino
19-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 R-2 100m 11.31 SW Alayev
22-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 300m 09.45 Satovo
22-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 09.47 NE Grabsch
23-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 ER-2 3000m 05.43 SW Karpovka
23-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 08.42 NW Stalingrad
23-Aug-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 08.44 Kotkluban
15-Sep-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 09.44 5km N Subzoff
21-Sep-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 P-2 1500m 11.06 10km N Rzhev
21-Sep-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 200m 11.07 18km NE Rzhev
29-Sep-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 08.59 18 274
29-Sep-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-16 Rata 2000m 09.08 18 252
07-Nov-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 4000m 12.29 17 862
10-Nov-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 12.27 17 853
11-Nov-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 La-5 2600m 14.17 27 731
17-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
80m 10.55 29 452
17-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 1400m 13.10 49 714
17-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 13.17 39 851
17-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 13.23 39 670
17-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 13.30 39 824
27-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 1000m 11.55 29 394
27-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
10m 12.05 29 441
31-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 07.06 19 462
31-Dec-42 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
150m 07.30 19 491
03-Jan-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 07.53 09 391
26-Jan-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 2300m 11.47 09 562
28-Jan-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-4 6600m 09.25 09 713
01-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 MiG-1 2500m 11.05 99 461
01-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 2500m 11.15 99 513
01-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-4 7000m 11.22 99 861
02-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 09.21 99 614
02-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
900m 09.23 99 623
02-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 09.25 99 642
10-Feb-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 2000m 09.10 99 452
20-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 50m 11.56 75 423
20-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11.58 75 464
23-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 1800m 09.45 85 213
23-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 300m 17.12 75 433
29-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 3000m 07.47 85 154
29-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-4 1000m 07.56 85 181
29-Apr-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-4 1000m 07.57 85 181
07-May-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-16 Rata 800m 16.26 86 774
08-May-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-153 80m 11.31 75 262
08-May-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 I-153 Low Level 11.33 85 114
08-May-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 1400m 15.23 85 123
11-May-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-3 3200m 11.56 85 144
31-May-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 1100m 06.02 71 497
19-Jun-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 2000m 08.55 62 819
20-Jun-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 A-20 Boston III 7000m 09.57 70 161
05-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 03.50 60 126
05-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 03.57 60 287
05-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 50m 04.07 60 298
05-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-4 800m 10.20 61 472
05-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-4 Low Level 10.24 61 247
06-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-4 600m 14.04 61 612
06-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-4 400m 14.07 61 615
07-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 2000m 07.33 61 466
07-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 800m 07.50 61 211
07-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-4 400m 08.03 61 166
14-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 1500m 08.35 61 253
14-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 1800m 08.41 61 281
17-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-4 200m 08.13 61 131
17-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 A-20 Boston 6800m 14.16 51 456
21-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Yak-1 3000m 10.12 98 147
21-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 2200m 10.14 88 269
22-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-7 Low Level 04.24 88 212
22-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-7 400m 10.44 88 291
22-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-7 200m 10.47 98 177
22-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 10.50 98 181
23-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-7 600m 09.33 88x197
23-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Il-7 100m 09.35 88 182
27-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 LaGG-5 1200m 18.15 61 184
30-Jul-43 Kurt Brandle Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 12.22 88 239

Knights Cross

Walter Dahl

Walter Dahl was born on 27 March 1916 at Lug in the Bergzabern region of Pfalz. He joined the army in 1935, initially serving in the infantry, before transferring to the Luftwaffe and becoming a pilot. He became a flight instructor in 1939. In May 1941, Dahl was transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG3. He gained his first victory on 22 June during the invasion of Russia. On 10 July, Dahl was transferred to II./JG3. By the end of October, Dahl had 17 victories to his credit, including three Russian aircraft shot down on 13 September to record victories seven through nine and a further three on 23 October, all Russian fighters (15-17).

Dahl was transferred to 4./JG3 on 13 December 1941 and accompanied the unit to the Mediterranean theatre. He claimed a Spitfire shot down over Malta on 1 April 1942, although this claim could well have occurred on 2 April. However, the victory was not confirmed and the "Spitfire", actually a RAF Hurricane of 229 Sqn, managed to return to its base on Malta, albeit damaged. On 10 April 1942, Dahl was appointed Staffelkapitan of Erganzungsgruppe/JG3. At the end of April 1943, Dahl was transferred to the staff of the General der Jagdflieger. On 15 August, Dahl was appointed Geschwaderadjutant of JG3 based on the Eastern front where, by mid-April 1943, he had raised his victory total to 51.

Dahl shot down four Russian Il-2 ground attack aircraft on 26 October 1942 (34-37). Oberleutnant Dahl was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 2 December 1942 for 42 victories. He shot down two Russian LaGG-3 fighters on 16 April 1943 (50-51). On 20 July 1943, Dahl was posted as Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG3, recently relocated to Munster from deployment around Kursk on the Russian Front. Here Dahl was to battle the bomber formations of the USAAF. He shot down two fourengined bombers on 6 September (52-53). He downed two more four-engined bombers and a USAAF P-38 twinengined fighter on 23 February 1944 (59-61). Dahl led III./JG3 against the Schweinfurt and Regensburg raid on 17 August but was intercepted by 222 Squadron RAF Spitfires. Five III./JG3 Bf-109s were shot down including the aircraft of Leutnant Hans Schleef (99 victories, RK, killed in action 31 December 1944). Dahl himself had to make a belly landing near Capperath when his Bf 109G-6 (W.Nr. 18842) suffered an engine failure. Major Dahl was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 11 March 1944 for 67 victories. On 21 May 1944, Dahl was appointed Kommodore of JGz.b.V. He led the unit until 6 June before taking command of JG300 on 27 June. On 13 September, he brought down a USAAF B-17 four-engined bomber by ramming.

Despite the successes achieved against the USAAF four-engined bombers with the use of Sturm tactics employed by JG300, Dahl was to be relieved of his command by Goring on 30 November 1944. On 26 January 1945, he was appointed Inspekteur der Tagjager. Oberst Dahl was awarded the Eichenlaub on 1 February for 92 victories. Despite his promotion, Dahl continued to fly operationally. He added 32 Russian aircraft to his tally flying over the Eastern front.

He recorded his 100th victory on 28 February 1945. Oberst Dahl ended the war flying Me 262 jet fighters with III./EJG2. Here he flew under the command of Heinz "Pritzl" Bar (221 victories, RK-S). On 27 March, Dahl claimed two USAAF P-47 fighters shot down. He gained his 128th and last victory, a USAAF P-51 Mustang near Dillingen, on 26 April 1945.

Walter Dahl survived the war but died on 25 November 1985 at Heidelberg, aged 69.
Walter Dahl shot down 128 enemy aircraft in 678 missions, including about 300 ground-attack missions. He claimed 30, possibly 36, four-engined bombers and 34 Il-2 Stormovik ground attack aircraft. Dahl also achieved 2, possibly as many as 9 victories, flying the Me-262. He recorded 84 victories over the Eastern Front.

List of aerial victories for Walter Dahl

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 22.6.1941 4:30 I-18 Stab II./JG3  
2. 16.7.1941 15:45 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
3. 1.8.1941 13:00 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
4. 8.8.1941 13:30 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
5. 24.8.1941 8:55 I-180 Stab II./JG3  
6. 24.8.1941 15:55 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
7. 13.9.1941 9:30 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
8. 13.9.1941 17:20 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
9. 13.9.1941 17:27 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
10. 14.9.1941 6:05 I-153 Stab II./JG3 Near Mironovka
11. 19.9.1941 13:57 SB-3 Stab II./JG3  
12. 11.10.1941 11:55 SB-3 Stab II./JG3  
13. 18.10.1941 10:10 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
14. 19.10.1941 15:25 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
15. 23.10.1941 10:56 I-61 Stab II./JG3  
16. 23.10.1941 11:00 I-61 Stab II./JG3  
17. 23.10.1941 11:20 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
  2.4.1942 15:30 Spitfire 4./JG3 Hurricane (BV174) of 229 Sqn RAF, damaged - not confirmed, possibly occurred 1/4/42
18. 26.8.1942 8:30 Yak-7 Stab JG3  
19. 7.9.1942 15:36 La-5 Stab JG3  
20. 19.9.1942 11:44 Yak-7 Stab JG3  
21. 24.9.1942 11:03 Yak-1 Stab JG3  
22. 24.9.1942 11:09 Yak-1 Stab JG3  
23. 27.9.1942 16:03 Il-2 Stab JG3  
24. 29.9.1942 10:17 Il-2 Stab JG3  
25. 30.9.1942 16:10 Il-2 Stab JG3  
26. 30.9.1942 16:15 P-40 Stab JG3  
27. 30.9.1942 16:16 P-40 Stab JG3  
28. 14.10.1942 7:07 Il-2 Stab JG3  
29. 14.10.1942 7:15 Il-2 Stab JG3  
30. 17.10.1942 9:15 Yak-1 Stab JG3  
31. 25.10.1942 10:20 LaGG-3 Stab JG3  
32. 25.10.1942 10:39 Il-2 Stab JG3  
33. 25.10.1942 14:21 Il-2 Stab JG3  
34. 26.10.1942 14:02 Il-2 Stab JG3  
35. 26.10.1942 14:07 Il-2 Stab JG3  
36. 26.10.1942 14:08 Il-2 Stab JG3  
37. 26.10.1942 14:12 Il-2 Stab JG3  
38. 27.10.1942 10:00 Yak-1 Stab JG3  
39. 30.11.1942 8:10 Il-2 Stab JG3  
40. 30.11.1942 8:12 Il-2 Stab JG3  
41. 30.11.1942 13:25 Yak-1 Stab JG3  
42. 2.12.1942 9:10 Il-2 Stab JG3  
43. 16.3.1943 14:25 Boston Stab JG3  
44. 21.3.1943 14:55 LaGG-3 Stab JG3  
45. 15.4.1943 16:28 LaGG-3 Stab JG3  
46. 15.4.1943 16:30 LaGG-3 Stab JG3  
47. 16.4.1943 15:08 P-39 Stab JG3  
48. 16.4.1943 15:10 P-39 Stab JG3  
49. 16.4.1943 15:15 P-39 Stab JG3  
50. 17.4.1943 15:06 LaGG-3 Stab JG3  
51. 17.4.1943 15:06 LaGG-3 Stab JG3  
52. 6.9.1943 11:15 B-17 HSS Stab III./JG3  
53. 6.9.1943 11:30 B-17 Stab III./JG3  
54. 14.10.1943 14:30 B-17 Stab III./JG3 Aschaffenburg-Wurzburg
55. 14.10.1943 14:35 B-17 HSS Stab III./JG3 Aschaffenburg-Wurzburg
56. 19.12.1943 12:25 B-17 Stab III./JG3 Innsbruck-Bolzano
57. 29.1.1944 11:07 B-17 Stab III./JG3 Mannheim-Bastogne
58. 29.1.1944 11:13 B-17 HSS Stab III./JG3 Mannheim-Bastogne
59. 23.2.1944 12:08 B-24 Stab III./JG3  
60. 23.2.1944 12:12 B-24 HSS Stab III./JG3  
61. 23.2.1944 12:20 P-38 Stab III./JG3  
62. 24.2.1944 13:12 B-17 HSS Stab III./JG3  
63. 24.2.1944 13:12 B-17 HSS Stab III./JG3  
64. 24.2.1944 13:20 P-38 Stab III./JG3  
65. 25.2.1944 12:27 B-17 Stab III./JG3 Salzburg-Regensburg
66. 25.2.1944 12:48 B-17 Stab III./JG3 Salzburg-Regensburg
67. 13.4.1944 15:04 B-17 Stab III./JG3 20-30km NW Augsburg
68. 13.4.1944 15:08 B-17 HSS Stab III./JG3 30km N Augsburg
69. 24.4.1944 13:30 B-17 Stab III./JG3 Near Augsburg
70. 24.4.1944 13:36 B-17 Stab III./JG3 10km S Munchen
71. 24.4.1944 13:45 P-51 Stab III./JG3 Near Munchen
72. 7.7.1944 9:45 B-24 Stab JG300 N Quedlingburg
73. 15.8.1944 11:45 B-17 Stab JG300 Daun-Kyllberg area
74. 15.8.1944 11:46 B-17 Stab JG300 Koblenz area
75. 11.9.1944 11:55 B-17 Stab JG300 Halle-Leipzig
76. 11.9.1944 12:05 B-17 Stab JG300 Querfurt-Naumburg
77. 13.9.1944   B-17 Stab JG300 rammed
78. 28.9.1944 12:45 B-17 Stab JG300 Wolfenbuttel area
79. 6.10.1944   B-17 Stab JG300  
80. 7.10.1944   P-51 Stab JG300  
81. 26.10.1944   B-17 Stab JG300  
82. 5.11.1944   B-17 Stab JG300  
83. 3.12.1944   B-17 Stab JG300  
84. 5.12.1944   B-17 Stab JG300  
85. 5.12.1944   P-51 Stab JG300  
86. 27.1.1945   La-7 ?  
87. 28.1.1945   Il-2 ?  
88. 29.1.1945   Il-2 ?  
89. 29.1.1945   La-7 ?  
90. 30.1.1945   B-17 ?  
91. 30.1.1945   P-51 ?  
92. 31.1.1945   P-51 ?  
93. 4.2.1945   P-38 ?  
94.-99. 20.2.1945   La-7 ?  
94.-99. 21.2.1945   Il-2 ?  
94.-99. 21.2.1945   Il-2 ?  
94.-99. II.1945   E/a ?  
94.-99. II.1945   E/a ?  
94.-99. II.1945   E/a ?  
100. 28.2.1945   E/a ?  
101.-125. II.-III.1945   25 victories ? All probably Eastern front
126. 27.3.1945   P-47 III./EJG2 This combat possibly occurred 25.3.1945
127. 27.3.1945   P-47 III./EJG2 This combat possibly occurred 25.3.1945
128. 26.4.1945   P-51 III./EJG2 Near Dilligen

Victories : 128
Awards :Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves
Units : JG3, JGz.b.v., JG300, EJG2

Web Reference:
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/dahl.html

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Walter Dahl

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
06-Sep-43 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS   11.15  
06-Sep-43 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7200m 11.30 12km SW St. Avold
14-Oct-43 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.30 Est Aschaffenburg-Wurzburg
14-Oct-43 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS 7000m 14.35 Est Aschaffenburg-Wurzburg
19-Dec-43 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 12.25 14 Ost N/ID (Zillertaler-Alpen)
29-Jan-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress   11.07  
29-Jan-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS   11.13  
23-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-24 HSS   12.12  
23-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 P-38 Lightning 6000m 12.20 SE Steyr
23-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-24 Liberator   12.08  
24-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 P-38 Lightning 5000m 13.20 30km SE Steyr
24-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS   13.12  
24-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS   13.12  
25-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.27 Gegend Muhldorf
25-Feb-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.48 20-30km SW Regensburg
13-Apr-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 15.04 20-30km NW Augsburg
13-Apr-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS 6000m 15.08 30km N. Augsburg
24-Apr-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 HSS 6500m 13.36 10km S. Munchen
24-Apr-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 13.30 Gegend Augsburg
24-Apr-44 Walter Dahl Stab III./JG3 P-51 Mustang 6500m 13.45 Raum Munchen
07-Jul-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-24 Liberator 6000m 09.45 N. Quedlinburg Kr. Sachsen
15-Aug-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.46 PP-PO-QO (Raum Koblenz)
15-Aug-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.45 PO-QO (Raum Daun-Kyllberg)
11-Sep-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12.05 LD-MD-KC-KD (W. Halle)
11-Sep-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11.55 LD-KD-KE-LE (Halle-Leipzig)
28-Sep-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-17 Fortress 7900m 12.45 HB-HA (Raum Wofenbuttel)
06-Oct-44 Walter Dahl StabJG300 B-17 Fortress   12.05 FF-FG-GF (Naunen-Brandenburg)
27-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager La-7      
28-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Il-2      
29-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Il-2      
29-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager La-7      
30-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager P-51 Mustang      
30-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager B-17 Fortress      
31-Jan-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager P-51 Mustang      
04-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager P-38 Lightning      
20-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager La-7      
21-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Il-2      
21-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Il-2      
28-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Abschu?**      
28-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Abschu?**      
28-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Abschu?      
28-Feb-45 Walter Dahl Stab Insp./derTagjager Abschu?**      
27-Mar-45 Walter Dahl Stab III./EJG2 P-47 Thunderbolt      
27-Mar-45 Walter Dahl Stab III./EJG2 P-47 Thunderbolt      
26-Apr-45 Walter Dahl Stab III./EJG2 P-51 Mustang     Raum Dillingen

Knights Cross

Wolfgang Ewald

Units: 6./JG-52 (11/43 S.U.), 5./JG-52, Stfkpt 7./JG-52 (1/45), Stfkpt 6./JG-52 (4/45)

Awards: RK(4/20/45), DK-G(11/30/44), EP(5/25/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 WNr 143568 'Yellow 11', Bf 109G-14 WNr 610964 'Wh 10', Bf 109G-14 'White 7', Bf 109G-10 'White 3' (2/45) [all ac in Staffel]

Remarks: A 'New Growth' pilot, he served as wingman for Barkhorn, Batz, Lipfert and Sturm. Shot down with wounds by U.S. bomber return fire while serving in Romania. Shot down by German Flak in 1945 over Hungary. All victories were in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 12 November, 1943, a Gefr at the time. A 2nd Yak-1 on 14 November, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 SW of Eltigen on 5 December, 1943. A 4th Soviet, a Yak-1 N of Gorkom on 17 December, 1943. A 5th, and reaching 'Ace' status, a Yak-1 on 29 December, 1943. Two P-39's and a Yak-1on 31 December, 1943. A P-39 on 23 January, 1944. Two Yak-9's on 12 February, 1944. Three Yak-7's on 25 February, 1944. A P-39 on 30 May, 1944. A Yak-11 on 6 October, 1944. Two Yak-7's and an Il-2 on 1 November, 1944. Scored five victories on 3 January, 1945. Shot down with wounds in Wk# 610964 on 1 March, 1945. His 84th and last victory, a Yak-9 on 16 April, 1945. 396 missions. Survived the war. Bowers/Lednicer, 85 victories. Deceased 14 March, 2002. Photo

Asisbiz database list of aerial 68 victories for Wolfgang Ewald

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
02-Sep-40 Wolfgang Ewald Stab I./JG52 Spitfire   18.25  
27-Sep-40 Wolfgang Ewald Stab I./JG52 Hurricane   13.30  
20-May-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 R-Zet   03.49  
20-May-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 R-Zet   03.51  
28-May-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 MiG-1      
12-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 Pe-2 3000m 10.42 70 123
12-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 MiG-1 2000m 10.30 70 224
12-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 MiG-1 2000m 10.35 70 224
13-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 LaGG-3      
22-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 Pe-2   10.15  
22-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   04.00  
24-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab /JG3 Pe-2   15.20  
28-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   12.05  
28-Jun-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 P-2   19.09  
01-Jul-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 17.26 Stary Oshkol
17-Jul-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3   19.03  
24-Jul-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-1   11.25  
31-Jul-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-1 500m 11.40 N Peselasovskiy
06-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Pe-2 Low Level 10.55 N Aksaj
06-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Pe-2 Low Level 10.58 N Aksaj
13-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3 Low Level 17.43 E Kalatsch
19-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   10.50 40 821
23-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   05.40 N Popowiskaja
23-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   05.55 SW Leninsk
24-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Hurricane   17.30 N Leninsk
25-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   11.05 Stalingrad
30-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Hurricane   09.25 NNW Stalingrad
31-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 P-2   17.15 N Sarepta
31-Aug-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   17.23 NE Leninsk
01-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.48 West of Stalingrad
04-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-1   15.40 SW Stalingrad
07-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.52 N Bhf Kotluban
09-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.38 Prudki
10-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 P-2   11.20 S Kalatsch
14-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-1   09.45 Stalingrad
18-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  17.00 E Stalingrad
18-Sep-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-1   17.07 NE Bhf Kotluban
01-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.25 NE Bhf Kotluban
01-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.30 S Bhf Jwanowka
17-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-1   09.12 NE Stalingrad
25-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.32 Stalingrad
25-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.36 Beketowka
25-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.12 Stalingrad
26-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.15 Bhf Bassargino
26-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.00 West of Sarepta
26-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.04 West of Sarepta
26-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.07 SW Sarepta
26-Oct-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  11.15 SE Stalingrad
02-Nov-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-1   10.14 Achtuba
02-Nov-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-1   12.54 Achtuba
10-Nov-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3   13.10 S Dubowka
01-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3 1800m 09.02 15km N Bhf Tshir
02-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 10.02 4932
02-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 10.15 4912
08-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 P-40 Kittyhawk 2500m 19.55 3961
08-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 P-40 Kittyhawk 2500m 10.00 3962
08-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 P-40 Kittyhawk 1500m 10.12 2943
08-Dec-42 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 A-20 Boston III 5000m 13.07 3915
16-Mar-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Yak-7 2000m 14.25 19 872
02-May-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3   15.10  
05-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 07.28 61 681
05-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3 200m 03.50 61 19
07-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 03.50 61 69
07-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3 600m 10.42 62 78
08-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 10.12 62 763
08-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 MiG-3 1000m 18.42 62 79
09-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3 Low Level 09.27 62 824
11-Jul-43 Wolfgang Ewald Stab III./JG3 LaGG-5 1500m 13.32 62 87

Knights Cross

Klaus Quaet-Faslem

Awards: RK(6/9/44 Post.), DK-G(11/16/42), EP(9/21/42), EK 1 &2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109D in LG-2, Bf 109F-2 'Black (+I' (Summer '41), Bf 109G-4 'Black ((1' (5/43 in I/JG-3), Bf 109G-6 WNr 15243 'Blk ((1+1' (lost 1/30/44)

Remarks: KIFA 30 January, 1944, after downing a B-17 in 'Black 1', in the Elm Mountains near Brunswick, when returning from a mission in bad weather, he touched the ground. Known to have flown the Bf 109F-2 in 7/JG-53 in April, 1941 (Prien). Shot down w/o wounds on 24 October, 1943 by Spitfires of RAF No. 332 Sq. (Norwegian) near the Pas de Calais. His 1st victory was a P-24 in the Poczalkowo Poland area on 4 September, 1939. A 2nd Polish, a P-24 in the Lubien area on 9 September, 1939. His 10th victory, a Spitfire on 24 October, 1941 while in I/JG-53, no location given. One known Soviet victory, his 15th overall, a P-39 on 1 July, 1942. His 20th, an Il-2 on 8 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1942. His 30th, an Er-2 on 8 August, 1942, along with his 29th, an Il-2. A Pe-2 on 12 December, 1942. 10 victories in the West, at least 1 four engine bomber, a Blenheim over Malta on 15 February, 1942. Two MiG-1's and an R-Zet on 6 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 49 victories.

Asisbiz Database of 51 aerial victories for Klaus Quaet-Faslem

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Monday, September 04, 1939 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 1.(J)/LG2 PZL P-24     Poczalkowo area
Saturday, September 09, 1939 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 1.(J)/LG2 PZL P-24   17:02 Lubien area
Friday, October 24, 1941 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG53 Spitfire   15:40  
Monday, December 22, 1941 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Hurricane   14:36 Malta
Sunday, February 15, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Beaufort   09:11  
Tuesday, April 14, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Beaufort   16:45  
Monday, June 01, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 -   08:25  
Wednesday, July 01, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 -      
Wednesday, July 01, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 12:20 6 kn SW Voronezh
Wednesday, July 01, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 -      
Friday, July 03, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 13:15 25km NNE Schuljansk
Friday, July 03, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
10m 13:25 20km SSW Sadonsk
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 A-20 Boston 800m 13:17 6km E Uishni-Kalewskaya
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 A-20 Boston   13:40 3km E Bahnhof-Bojewo
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 A-20 Boston   13:17  
Sunday, July 05, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 A-20 Boston   13:40  
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  11:22  
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 -      
Saturday, July 11, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 I-61   09:54  
Saturday, August 01, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 20m 07:04 39 251
Wednesday, August 05, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 R-Zet 10m 15:23 49 653
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 R-Zet 5m 10:43 49 382
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 MiG-1 2200m 10:33 49 534
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 MiG-1 10m 15:00 49 550
Friday, August 07, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 MiG-1 1800m 10:47 49 390
Saturday, August 08, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
10m 07:06 49 612
Saturday, August 08, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 ER-2 1000m 17:30 49 351
Monday, August 10, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 1000m 08:27 49 364
Wednesday, August 12, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 10m 04:38 49 351
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 1200m 17:40 39 422
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 17:45 39 432
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1200m 18:12 49 182
Sunday, August 16, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 2500m 13:30 40 752
Monday, August 17, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 1500m 17:08 30 8893
Monday, August 17, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
10m 12:25 39 433
Monday, August 17, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem 2./JG53 LaGG-3 1200m 17:03 40 474
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3 2200m 17:30 40 794
Wednesday, August 19, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 17:47 40 841
Saturday, August 22, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Pe-2 100m 17:50 49 133
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 I-180 1000m 06:05 49 253
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Pe-2 200m 06:24 50 823
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Pe-2 200m 06:25 50 823
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 06:30 49 433
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 LaGG-3 Low Level 06:00 59 324
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Yak-1 1800m 17:30 59 142
Thursday, October 01, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 -   10:00  
Saturday, December 12, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Pe-2 3500m 09:30 3987
Sunday, December 20, 1942 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 11:00 3967
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 10:45 GJ in See (off Haarlem
Tuesday, August 17, 1943 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 15:58 QR-7 (Geisenheim W Mainz)
Tuesday, January 04, 1944 Klaus Quaet-Faslem Stab I./JG3 Mosquito 7000m 15:55 West of Amiens

Luftwaffe Badge

Max-Bruno Fischer

Units: 4/JG-3 (3/42), Stab II/JG-3 (2/44)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F & G

Remarks: Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, a P-2 20 km S of Subzoff on 15 September, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 2 February, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-7 on 16 July, 1943. One known western victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 26 March, 1942. His 6th victory. a B-24 on 24 February, 1944, no location.

Asisbiz Database of 5 aerial victories for Max-Bruno Fischer

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
26-Mar-42 Max-Bruno Fischer 4./JG3 Spitfire     (Malta)
15-Sep-42 Max-Bruno Fischer Stab II./JG3 P-2 3000m 14.41 20km S Subzoff
02-Feb-43 Max-Bruno Fischer Stab II./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
900m 09.24 99 613
16-Jul-43 Max-Bruno Fischer Stab II./JG3 Il-7 Low Level 11.40 72 367
24-Feb-44 Max-Bruno Fischer Stab II./JG3 B-24 Liberator      

Knights Cross

Gordon M. Gollob

During the Second World War, only nine jagdwaffe pilots were awarded the Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub, Schwerten und Brillanten, (1) one of Germany's most prestigious decorations: Generalleutnant Adolf Galland, Oberst Gordon M. Gollob, Oberst Hermann Gr.u, Hauptmann Erich Hartmann, Oberst Helmut Lent, Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Marseille, Oberst Werner Molders, Major Walter Nowotny and Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Yet in spite of an exceptional career, Oberst Gordon M. Gollob was not as well publicised by German propaganda and today remains far less well-known than many of his contemporaries.

Gordon Gollob was born on 16 June 1912, a time when the Austro-Hungarian empire was still intact. Both his parents came from Graz, his mother, nee Reininghau-Karajan, being related to the famous Karajan family of musicians. Travelling to various cities to paint and sell their work, they were staying in Vienna when their son was born and, to the surprise of many, the Gollobs gave him the names Gordon Mac in honour of a Scottish friend.

Gordon's father, Heinrich Gollob, did not live for long after the birth of his son and died in 1917. Gordon grew up in Graz and soon showed a talent for music, but although he could play the violin well, his dream was to fly and, in 1930, when he was still only 14 years of age, he statted to build his own glider. He soon became an expert at sports gliding at Graz and, although he quickly progressed to become an instructor, Gordon wanted to improve his experience. As a result of the Treaty of St. Germain-en-Laye,Austria was then an independent state with a small army and, in 1933, Gollob enlisted and joined an artillery unit of the 6sterreichische Bundesheer. Soon afterwards, he transferred to the flying branch of the Army and it was probably at that time that he abbreviated his middle name to the initial letter only and became simply Gordon M. Gollob. While the name 'Mac' was tolerated in the artistic circles of Vienna, it was perhaps less easily accepted by his army comrades.

Gordon M. Gollob began flying powered aircraft in 1934 and spent three years at the Wiener-Neustadt Th(!resianische Militiirakademie where he soon gained an excellent reputation as an officer and pilot and where he was awarded his A-2 flying certificate. On 1 October 1936 he became the leader of the Austrian Fighter Training Unit where he was responsible for all fighter training. In the 'Anschluss of March 1938, Austria was annexed to Germany and became part of the Third Reich; the Austrian Air Force was taken over by the German Air Force and on 1 July 1938, Gordon Gollob became an Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe. When his training as a fighter pilot ended, he was posted in March 1939 to 3,/Zerstorergeschwader 76 equipped with the Bf-110 heavy fighter, or 'destroyer'.

Six months later, when his unit was hasedat Ohlau, Gollob took part in the invasion of Poland. Most of his missions were ground strafing operations, during which he destroyed several aircraft on the ground, but on 5 September 1939 he intercepted and shot down a Polish PZL-24 fighter the first of his numerous aerial victories. With the conclusion of the campaign, I./ZG76 was recalled to the Reich where its main task was to protect the German Bight. On 18 December, Gollob and his comrades took part to the famous 'Battle of the German Bight' during which a number of RAF Wellington bombers were destroyed. On that day Oblt. Gollob, took off from Jever leading a Schwarm from 3,/ZG76 reinforced with Bf109Es from 6./JG77. This mixed formation claimed six victories, but only three were confirmed, one claimed by Gollob remaining unconfirmed.

On 8 April 1940, after a quiet Winter, Gollob took over the 3,/ZG76 at that time based in Westerland.  The next day 'Operation Weserubung was launched and eight Bf-110s 3./ZG76 were ordered to attack the Norwegian airfield of Stavanger/Sola. However, due to poor weather, the Staffel was forced to break off its mission and two of the unit's Bf110s failed to return. After the country was captured, I./ZG76 transferred to Norway and was still there on 10 May when the pilots heard about the start of the Westfeldzug. On 13 June, aircraft from the Royal Navy's aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal carried out a gallant but futile bombing attack on the battle-cruiser Scharnhorst. Only one bomb hit the ship causing little damage, but of the 14 Fleet Air Arm aircraft involved in the mission, eight failed to return. One of these a Blackburn Skua, was shot down near Trondheim by Oblt. Gollob.

While on patrol off the Norwegian coast on 9 July, Gollob intercepted and shot down a four-engined Short Sunderland flying boat (2) and later took part in the disastrous raid on 15 August when Luftflotte 5 launched 134 aircraft from different airfields in Norway and Denmark to attack targets in north-east England. A total of 23 German aircraft was lost, including six Bf110s from ZG76. Nevertheless, Gollob was credited with shooting down a Spitfire but, with a seriously wounded gunner aboard, his aircraft was one of three which were badly damaged and Gollob barely succeeded in reaching the Norwegian coast.

At the beginning of September 1940, I./ZG76 left Norway and transferred to Deelen where the unit was  renamed II./NJG1 and its personnel were to be retrained as night-fighters. Simultaneously, however Oblt. Gollob requested a transfer and was soon posted to Stab II./JG3 based in France.

On 12 October 1940, Gollob took command of 4,fJG3 and saw action during the last missions of the year against England. Previously, he had proposed several modifications to the Bf 110, and again his constant interest in technical improvements resulted in several suggestions regarding the Bf 109. For example, at that time, the Luftwaffe was flying missions to England at high altitude and several instances were reported of armament stoppages. Oblt. Gollob decided to help find a solution to this problem, and after climbing to approximately 10,000 metres in his Bf 109, flew for several minutes at this altitude before diving vertically back to his airfield in order that technicians waiting on the ground could examine the guns without delay. This trial revealed that the stoppages were due to the oil in the guns crystallizing due to the cold at altitude.

Before leaving France, Gollob claimed his sixth victory, a Spitfire, on 7 May 1941, after which the unit moved eastwards to take part in 'Barbarossa'. It immediately became clear that Gollob would be very successful in this new theatre of operations and on 22 June he destroyed an 1-16 followed by two DB-3s on the 25th. But for Luftwaffe fighter pilots, conditions on the Eastern Front were far from easy and on 26 June, the Kommandeur of II./JG3, Hptm. Lothar Keller, was killed. The next day, Gollob was appointed his successor and almost simultaneously promoted to Hauptmann. On 2 July, the new Kommandeur was credited with three Luftsiege. A series of further victories followed, many of them being multiple kills achieved on the same day or during the same mission and, by the end of the month, he had been awarded the Ehrenpokal. (3)
 
On 21 August 1941 Gollob claimed five victories and, ten days later, shot down a TB-3 heavy bomber as his 36th victory. On 18 September Hptm. Gollob claimed his 42nd victory and for this and in recognition of his remarkable abilities as Kommandeur, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz. Still his list of victories increased and, as further evidence of his abilities, he was credited with nine victories achieved within seven and a half hours on 18 October, bringing his total to 70. On 24 October, Gollob shot down a Polikarpov fighter as his 85th victory, but two days later his Gruppe was ordered back to Germany to rest and refit. While there, Gollob was called to Hitler's Headquarters where the Fuhrer personally presented him with the Eichenlaub.

At almost the same time, however, Gollob learned that he had to hand over his Gruppe to Hptm. Karl-Heinz Krahl, formerly of JG2, and take up a new position at the Luftwaffe's Test Centre at Rechlin. Although probably an unwelcome transfer, at Rechlin, Gollob's attention to technical matters was appreciated and he is known, for example, to have written a detailed study in which he compared all the known advantages and disadvantages between the Bf109F-4 and FW190A-2. In spite of the qualities he showed at Rechlin, he wished to return to the front and succeeded in being transferred to Stab/JG54 where he was to learn the duties and responsibilities of a Kommodore. While with JG54, Gollob claimed three more Abschusse until, on 16 May 1942, he was appointed Kommodore of JG77 as successor to the well-known Gotthard Handrick.

Over the Crimea, Major Gordon M. Gollob was heavily involved in the fighting over Sevastopol and quickly gained the respect of his pilots. On 16 May he claimed three LaGG-3s and the next day shot down three R-5s and a LaGG-3. On the 20th, Gollob shot down a DB-3 as his 100th victory and, on 23 June, received the Schwerte although he was not the only great ace of his unit; on the 19th, the Konunandeur of I. Gruppe, Hptm. Heinz Bar, had already reached 103 victories after shooting down four I-16s in a single combat.

At the end of June, JG77 was dispersed when I./JG77 was sent to Sicily to operate against Malta and, at the same time, II.I.JG77 was sent to the Voronezh sector in Central Russia. Gollob therefore remained only in direct command of his III. Gruppe but events at the front were occurring quickly. On 22 July; Major Herbert lhlefeld, Kommodore of JG52, was seriously wounded while taking off from Taganrog in a Fi-156 and Gollob was therefore required to take temporary command of JG52 while at the same time remaining Kommodore of JG77.

In August 1942 Major Gollob claimed 40 more victories, further evidence - if any was needed - that he was not merely content with an administrative position but also wanted to continue playing his part in the fighting. Thus, on 29 August he claimed his I 50th victory; becoming the first pilot to reach such a figure. This, however, was to be his last, for the next day, as the third member of the Wehrmacht after Molders and Galland, he was awarded the Brillanten and, at the same time, was ordered to fly no more operational missions. On 30 September 1942, the Austrian officer was removed from the front, a departure which coincided with the removal of the rest ofJG77, this unit progressively transferring to the Mediterranean in order to replace JG27.

On 1 October 1942, Gordon M. Gollob was ordered to the Stab of Jagdfliegeifuhrer 3 where he became la, or Intelligence Officer, responsible for co-ordinating the fighter units on the Channel. He remained in this position until May 1944 when he joined the Staff of the General del' Jagdflieger. At that time, he became the father of a young son.

For Gollob, this was the beginning of a difficult period, due not only to the general situation of the war but, more particularly, to the fact that his relationship with Galland was not the best, perhaps due to Gollob's character which rarely allowed him to make concessions. Apparently, it was Gollob who was one of the first members of the Staff of the General del' Jagdflieger to recognise the potential of the Me 262 and pushed for its maximum development, especially in its use solely as a fighter. He also played an important role in the development of the Me 163 Kraftei, the Me 263 and the He 162, being one of the few senior officers who had personally test-flown these advanced but highly dangerous aircraft.

The tensions between Gollob and his immediate superior, together with the deterioration of the general situation, eventually led to Oberst Gollob being posted back to Rechlin. His final influence on events at the front in 1944 were connected with his work as co-ordinator of the Jagdgeschwader engaged in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and the famous Operation Bodenplatte, launched on 1 January 1945.

On 31 January 1945, following General Galland's fall from grace and dismissal, Gollob was appointed his successor as General del' Jagdflieger. Although his rank was never higher than Oberst, Gollob would have held this position until the end of the war had he not had to undergo surgery on his throat. Thus, at the time of the final surrender on 8 May 1945, Gollob was in a Luftwaffe military hospital in Kitzbuhel, in his native Austria. Apart from replacing his uniform with civilian clothes, the former Oberst did nothing to avoid capture but lived quietly in Kitzbiihel which, at that time was in the French zone. Eventually, however, in view of his important position, the Allies made serious efforts to trace him and he was eventually captured by the US Army and detained for over a year, during which time he was frequently interrogated by senior Allied officials who wanted information on the Luftwaffe's tactics, equipment and advanced aeronautical projects.

Eventually freed, Gollob had to begin a new life in a civilian occupation, a difficult challenge for a man who had known only a military career. However, thanks to his personal abilities, he secured a position in a factory as an engineer and settled down to family life, eventually with three children. In 1947, he wrote several works on aviation and his experiences in the Luftwaffe, and was always proud of the fact that not only was JG77 the most successful unit with minimal losses, but that in all his missions, he 'never lost a single wingman and they nearly all later became great aces themselves with high awards.'

Gordon M. Gollob passed away on 7 September 1987 at the age of 75. In view of his achievements and prestigious career, it might be thought strange that this man has been neglected in the specialised post-war literature dealing with Second World War aviation but, as someone close to him explained to the author of this short biography, he was:
  '... a professional soldier in the traditional sense and a highly disciplined and strict man. He was very intelligent, and was excellent in whatever he did, but his attempts at near perfection led him to avoid fame and anything, such as womanizing, gambling or an excess of alcohol, etc, which might have brought him problems. His constant search for excellence led him into a detailed study of the use of air power as well as the purely technical aspects of aircraft.'

1. Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
2. Serial number N6133, aircraft code 'Y', of 201 Squadron.
3. The Ehrenpokal fur besondet'e Leistung im Luftkrieg, literally the Goblet of Honour for Distinguished
Achievements in the Air War, was awarded to pilots and aircrew who had been awarded the EK I but whose actions did not merit the German Cross in Gold or the Knight's Cross.

Other Sources

Gordon Gollob was born on 16 June 1912 at Wien in Austria. He joined the Austrian Bundesheer in 1933 as an officer cadet. In 1934 he completed his flying training. By 1936 he was an instructor and commanded the Schulstaffel A. With the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Gollob joined the Luftwaffe with the rank of Oberleutnant. On 15 March 1939, Gollob joined ZG76 flying Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters. He was assigned to 3./ZG 76. He gained his initial victories over Poland and, later, during the Battle of the Heligoland Bight. Gollob was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./ZG76 on 8 April 1940. He was successful during the invasion of Norway gaining two victories, including a RAF Sunderland four-engined flying boat. He gained a further victory, a RAF Spitfire fighter, during the Battle of Britain.

After undergoing night-fighter training and spending a short spell at the Erprobungsstelle Rechlin, Gollob was transferred to II./JG3 based on the Channel front on 7 September 1940. On 9 October, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG3. He led the unit during the invasion of Russia. On 27 June 1941, Hauptmann Gollob was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG3. He claimed 18 victories in August. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 42 victories on 18 September. He achieved 37 victories in October, including nine Russian aircraft shot down covering operations over the Perekop Isthmus on 18 October. He followed up this feat by shooting down six enemy aircraft in the same area on 22 October. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 38) on 26 October for 85 victories. He was to lead II./JG3 until 20 November.

In December 1941, Gollob was removed from operations and transferred on a temporary assignment to Erprobungstelle Rechlin to assist in the further development of the Bf 109, for which he suggested many innovative improvements. Following a brief attachment to the Stabsschwarm of JG54 from 13 March 1942, Major Gollob returned to southern Russia as Kommodore of JG77 on 16 May. He achieved his 100th victory on 20 May. He was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 13) on 23 June after 107 victories. He became the Jagdwaffe's highest scoring fighter pilot in August when he recorded his 150th victory. He was awarded and received the Brillanten (Nr 3) from Adolf Hitler personally on 29 August. He recorded 40 victories during August. On 1 October 1942, Gollob was transferred to the Stab of Jagdfliegerführer 3 on the Channel front. On 15 October, he was appointed Jagdführer 5 at Deauville in France, being responsible for the tactical fighter command of northwestern France. In April 1944, he was transferred to the personal staff of the General der Jagdflieger to represent him on the Jägerstab regarding development of jet aircraft projects. But here he fell out with Adolf Galland (104 victories, RK-Br) and was transferred to the Kommando der Eprobungstellen. In November, Oberst Gollob was appointed leader of the Jäger-Sonderstab for the Ardennes offensive. His final wartime appointment came when Adolf Galland was removed as General der Jadgflieger and Gollob was appointed in his place in January 1945. Gollob died on 7 September 1987 at Sulingen.

Gordon Gollob was credited with 150 victories achieved in 340 missions. He recorded 144 victories over the Eastern front.

List of 160 aerial victories for Gordon Gollob

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 5.9.1939   PWS 56 3./ZG76  
2. 18.12.1939 14:45 Wellington 3./ZG76 NW Langeoog / not confirmed
3. 13.6.1940 2:00 Skua 3./ZG76 Trondleimsfjorden
4. 9.7.1940 14:47 Sunderland 3./ZG76 140km SW Sumburgh / Sunderland (N6133) "Y" of 201 Sqn RAF flown by F/L JD Middleton
5. 9.7.1940 17:20 Hudson 3./ZG76 North Sea / Hudson (N7377) of 233 Sqn RAF flown by P/O LJE Ewing
6. 7.5.1941 11:25 Spitfire 4./JG3  
7. 22.6.1941 7:00 I-16 4./JG3 25km NW Lemberg, 500m
8. 25.6.1941 9:00 DB-3 4./JG3  
9. 25.6.1941 9:10 DB-3 4./JG3  
10. 1.7.1941 19:42 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
11. 2.7.1941 5:42 ZKB-19 Stab II./JG3  
12. 2.7.1941 11:30 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
13. 2.7.1941 11:43 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
14. 13.7.1941 6:30 I-153 Stab II./JG3  
15. 16.7.1941 11:42 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
16. 16.7.1941 11:44 SB-2 Stab II./JG3  
17. 23.7.1941 16:35 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
18. 25.7.1941   DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
19. 5.8.1941 17:46 I-153 Stab II./JG3  
20. 5.8.1941 18:22 I-17 Stab II./JG3  
21. 8.8.1941 13:17 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
22. 8.8.1941 13:32 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
23. 9.8.1941 10:55 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
24. 11.8.1941 18:45 Bomber Stab II./JG3  
25. 12.8.1941 7:20 I-17 Stab II./JG3  
26. 12.8.1941 7:25 SB-3 Stab II./JG3  
27. 20.8.1941 17:45 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
28. 20.8.1941 17:47 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
29. 21.8.1941 9:10 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
30. 21.8.1941 11:06 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
31. 21.8.1941 11:09 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
32. 21.8.1941 12:00 DB-3 Stab II./JG3  
33. 21.8.1941 17:05 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
34. 22.8.1941 6:10 I-17 Stab II./JG3  
35. 24.8.1941 9:00 I-180 Stab II./JG3  
36. 31.8.1941 9:08 TB-3 Stab II./JG3 Kremenchug / TB-3 of 14 TBAP, VVS
37. 8.9.1941 15:43 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
38. 9.9.1941 16:50 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
39. 12.9.1941 15:52 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
40. 12.9.1941 17:15 I-26 Stab II./JG3  
41. 13.9.1941 17:19 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
42. 14.9.1941 5:47 I-153 Stab II./JG3 Near Mironovka
43. 19.9.1941 13:55 R-5 Stab II./JG3  
44. 28.9.1941 12:20 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
45. 28.9.1941 12:21 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
46. 28.9.1941 14:46 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
47. 28.9.1941   MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
48. 28.9.1941   MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
49. 4.10.1941 10:20 Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
50. 5.10.1941 12:25 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
51. 5.10.1941 12:26 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
52. 6.10.1941 10:15 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
53. 6.10.1941 12:15 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
54. 7.10.1941 9:40 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
55. 7.10.1941 12:40 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
56. 7.10.1941   Il-2 Stab II./JG3  
57. 10.10.1941 12:40 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
58. 10.10.1941 12:43 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
59. 17.10.1941 9:04 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
60. 17.10.1941 9:15 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
61. 17.10.1941 16:05 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
62. 18.10.1941 7:18 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
63. 18.10.1941 7:20 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
64. 18.10.1941 10:05 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
65. 18.10.1941 10:07 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
66. 18.10.1941 10:19 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
67. 18.10.1941 10:20 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
68. 18.10.1941 10:29 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
69. 18.10.1941 14:46 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
70. 18.10.1941 14:48 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
71. 19.10.1941 8:55 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
72. 19.10.1941 12:36 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
73. 19.10.1941 12:37 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
74. 19.10.1941 12:42 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
75. 19.10.1941 15:35 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
76. 20.10.1941 11:07 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
77. 22.10.1941 6:55 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
78. 22.10.1941 7:20 Pe-2 Stab II./JG3  
79. 22.10.1941 10:21 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
80. 22.10.1941 10:22 I-16 Stab II./JG3  
81. 22.10.1941   MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
82. 23.10.1941 10:55 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
83. 23.10.1941 10:58 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
84. 23.10.1941 11:40 MiG-3 Stab II./JG3  
85. 24.10.1941 13:50 I-153 Stab II./JG3  
86. ?   E/a Stab JG54 ?  
87. 16.5.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
88. 16.5.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
89. 16.5.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
90. 17.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
91. 17.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
92. 17.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
93. 17.5.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
94. 18.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
95. 18.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
96. 18.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
97. 19.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
98. 19.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
99. 19.5.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
100. 20.5.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
101. 20.5.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
102. 7.6.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
103. 9.6.1942   I-153 Stab JG77  
104. 18.6.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
105. 18.6.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
106. 21.6.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
107. 21.6.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
108. 26.7.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
109. 27.7.1942   I-153 Stab JG77  
110. 27.7.1942   I-153 Stab JG77  
111. 4.8.1942   Yak-1 Stab JG77  
112. 6.8.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
113. 6.8.1942   Yak-1 Stab JG77  
114. 6.8.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
115. 6.8.1942   R-5 Stab JG77  
116. 7.8.1942   Yak-1 Stab JG77  
117. 8.8.1942   Yak-1 Stab JG77  
118. 14.8.1942   Boston Stab JG77  
119. 14.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
120. 14.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
121. 16.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
122. 16.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
123. 16.8.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
124. 16.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
125. 16.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
126. 17.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
127. 17.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
128. 18.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
129. 18.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
130. 18.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
131. 19.8.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
132. 19.8.1942   Il-2 Stab JG77  
133. 19.8.1942   I-153 Stab JG77  
134. 20.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
135. 20.8.1942   I-153 Stab JG77  
136. 20.8.1942   I-153 Stab JG77  
137. 22.8.1942   Boston Stab JG77  
138. 22.8.1942   Boston Stab JG77  
139. 24.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
140. 24.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
141. 24.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
142. 24.8.1942   Boston Stab JG77  
143. 25.8.1942   Boston Stab JG77  
144. 26.8.1942   Pe-2 Stab JG77  
145. 27.8.1942   I-16 Stab JG77  
146. 28.8.1942   Boston Stab JG77  
147. 29.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
148. 29.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
149. 29.8.1942   LaGG-3 Stab JG77  
150. 29.8.1942   Pe-2 Stab JG77  

Victories : 150
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Brillianten
Units : ZG76, JG3, JG54, JG77
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Asisbiz Database of 160 aerial victories for Gordon Gollob

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
09-May-39 Gordon Gollob 3-/ZG 76 PWS 56      
02-Sep-39 Gordon Gollob I.ZG76 PZL P-24 7200m 16.00-17.00 Raum Lodz?
05-Sep-39 Gordon Gollob I.ZG76 Tiefdecker 5500m 10.33 Deblin
18-Dec-39 Gordon Gollob 3./ZG76 Wellington   14.45 N Langeoog
13-Jun-40 Gordon Gollob 3./ZG76 Skua   02.00 Trondheim
09-Jul-40 Gordon Gollob 3.ZG76 Sunderland 7000m 14.47 90mi SW Sumburgh
09-Jul-40 Gordon Gollob 3.ZG76 Hudson 7000m 17.20  
07-Sep-40 Gordon Gollob 3-/ZG 76 Sunderland   2:47 140km SW Sumburgh / Sunderland (N6133) "Y" of 201Sqn RAF flown by F/L JD Middleton
07-Sep-40 Gordon Gollob 3-/ZG 76 Hudson   5:20 North Sea / Hudson (N7377) of 233Sqn RAF flown by P/O LJE Ewing
07-Jan-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   7:42  
07-Feb-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2   11:30  
07-Feb-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 ZKB-19   5:42  
07-Feb-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2   11:43  
10-Apr-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2   10:20  
07-May-41 Gordon Gollob 4./JG3 Spitfire   11.25  
08-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-17   6:22  
08-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-153   5:46  
10-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   12:25  
10-May-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   12:26  
10-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:15 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
10-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   10:15 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
22-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4./JG3 I-16 Rata   07.00  
22-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4./JG3 Rata 500m 07.00 25km NW Lemberg
22-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 I-16   7:00 25km NW Lemberg, 500m
25-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 DB-3   9:00  
25-Jun-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 DB-3   9:10  
05-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob 4-/JG3 Spitfire   11:25  
10-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   9:40  
10-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2      
10-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:40  
13-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-153   6:30  
16-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3   11:42  
16-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 SB-2   11:44  
23-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 R-5   4:35  
25-Jul-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3      
08-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3   1:17  
08-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3   1:32  
09-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-26   3:43  
20-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3   5:47  
20-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-16   5:45  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 R-5   11:06  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 R-5   11:09  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3   12:00  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-26   9:10  
21-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-26   5:05  
22-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-17   6:10  
24-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-180   9:00  
31-Aug-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 TB-3   9:08 Kremenchug / TB-3 of 14 TBAP, VVS
08-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 DB-3   10:55  
09-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2   4:50  
13-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2   5:19  
14-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-153   5:47 Near Mironovka
19-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 R-5   1:55  
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:21  
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   2:46  
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3      
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3      
28-Sep-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:20  
10-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   12:40  
10-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   12:43  
17-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   9:04  
17-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-16   9:15  
17-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   4:05  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   2:46  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   7:18  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   7:20  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:05  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:07  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:19  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   2:48  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:29  
18-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:20  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:42  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:37  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   12:36  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   8:55  
19-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   3:35  
20-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   11:07  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-16   6:55  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Pe-2   7:20  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-16   10:21  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-16   10:22  
22-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3      
23-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:55  
23-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   10:58  
23-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 MiG-3   11:40  
24-Oct-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-153   1:50  
08-Nov-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Bomber   6:45  
08-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 SB-3   7:25  
08-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-17   7:20  
09-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 Il-2   3:52  
09-Dec-41 Gordon Gollob Stab II-/JG3 I-26   5:15  
08-Apr-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
16-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
16-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
16-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
17-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
18-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
18-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
18-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
19-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
19-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
19-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
20-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
20-May-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
07-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 LaGG-3      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 R-5      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
08-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
09-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 I-153      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 B-2      
18-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab /JG77 B-2      
21-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
21-Jun-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
06-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
08-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
26-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
27-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
27-Jul-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
08-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Yak-1      
14-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
14-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
14-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
16-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
17-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
18-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
18-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
18-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
19-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
19-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
19-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Il-2      
20-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
20-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      
20-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
22-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
22-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
24-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
25-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
26-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Pe-2      
27-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-16      
28-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Boston      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 Pe-2      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
29-Aug-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 LaGG-3      
06-Sep-42 Gordon Gollob Stab JG77 I-153      

Hauptmann Hans Iffland

Knights Cross

Units: III/JG-3, 12/JG-3 (8/43), 10/JG-3 (2/44)

Awards: DK-G(Autumn 1944), EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(7/7/44), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G (3/6/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 WNr 680750 (lost 7/44)

Remarks: WIA 7 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 (return fire) over Oschersleben in Wk# 680750. Despite severe wounds, he bailed successfully over Halberstadt. The wounds he suffered were so severe that he flew no further operational flights. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid in his Bf 109 and thought to have claimed one B-17. His first victory, a B-24 over southern Italy, 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-26 at Valenciennes on 11 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 4th, a B-17 10 km N of Aschersleben on 8 March, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 (HSS) 10 km NW of Braunschweig on 8 April, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 (HSS) NE of Munich on 24 April, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 (HSS) at Jördenstorf-Demmin on 13 May, 1944. His 18th, a B-24 near Caen on 7 July, 1944. Of his 18 victories, 16 were four-engine bombers. Magnus Report.

Hans Iffland claimed his first victory on 6 August 1943 when he shot down a USAAF B-24 four-engined bomber while serving with 12./JG 3. His second victory, a USAAF B-26 twin-engined bomber, was achieved six months later while serving with 10./JG 3, but further victories came more rapidly thereafter. On 7 July 1944, in aerial combat over Oschersleben, Leutnant Iffland shot down a B-24 but was shot down by return fire. He baled out severely wounded from his Fw 190A-8/R2 (W.Nr. 680 750) over Halberstadt. The wounds he suffered during this battle kept him from any further operational flying. In the autumn of 1944, he received the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold.

Hans Iffland was credited with 18 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western front and included 16 four-engined bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location Comments
1. 16.8.1943 12:59 B-24 12./JG 3    
2. 11.2.1944 11:20~ B-26 10./JG 3    
3. 6.3.1944 14:30 B-17 10./JG 3 N Magdeburg Possibly B-17G (42-31079) of 91BG flown by 1st Lt P Coleman, 4 killed, 6 baled out, POW
4. 8.3.1944 13:47 B-17 10./JG 3    
5. 8.4.1944 14:20 B-24 HSS 10./JG 3 10km NW Braunschweig   
6. 9.4.1944 11:45 B-24 10./JG 3 N Rügen   
7. 9.4.1944 12:13~ B-24 10./JG 3    
8. 11.4.1944 11:04 B-17 HSS 10./JG 3    
9. 11.4.1944 13:30~ B-17 10./JG 3 Oebisfelde   
10. 24.4.1944 13:35 B-17 HSS 10./JG 3 NE München   
11. 29.4.1944 11:05 B-17 HSS 10./JG 3 Barneburg  
12. 8.5.1944 10:09 B-24 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 near Steinhorst   
13. 8.5.1944 10:14 B-24 HSS 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 5km W Gifhorn   
14. 12.5.1944 12:37 B-17 e.V. 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 area Bad Neuheim-Fulda  
15. 13.5.1944 14:24 B-17 HSS 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 AF   
16. 24.5.1944 11:25 B-17 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 Halberstadt  
17. 24.5.1944 11:30~ P-51 10.(Sturm)/JG 3    
18. 7.7.1944 9:42 B-24 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 Oschersleben  

Victories : 18
Awards : German Cross in Gold
Units : JG 3
Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/iffland.html

Asisbiz Database of 18 aerial victories for Hans Iffland

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
16-Aug-43 Hans Iffland 12./JG3 B-24 Liberator   12.59 *  
11-Feb-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-26 Marauder   11.20 PH (Valenciennes)
06-Mar-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress   14.30  
08-Mar-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress Low Level 13.47 10km N Aschersleben
08-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-24 Liberator Hss 5300m 14.20 10km NW Braunschweig
09-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-24 Liberator 6500m 11.45 SH (N Rugen)
09-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-24 Liberator      
11-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress      
11-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 4500m 11.04 GC-1 (Oebisfelde)
24-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 6500m 13.35 CE NE Munchen
29-Apr-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 7500m 11.05 HC-4 (Barneburg)
08-May-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-24 Liberator   10.09 FA-3 (nr Steinhorst)
08-May-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-24 Liberator Hss   10.14 FA-9 (5km W Gifhorn)
12-May-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12.37 05 Ost S/PS-PT (Nidda)
13-May-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 6700m 14.24 AF (Jordenstorf-Demmin)
24-May-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7500m 11.25 FFNauen
24-May-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 P-51 Mustang      
07-Jul-44 Hans Iffland 10./JG3 B-24 Liberator   09.42  

Knights Cross

Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke

Me109G-2 'Black Chevron and Bar' of Stab/JG3 'Udet' This plane was flown by a very unique man of the Luftwaffe - Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke, from Pitomnik in September 1942. Nicknamed 'Furst' (prince or sovereign) he was in command of the whole Jagdgeschwader 3 'Udet' in late 1942 even if he merely wore the rank of Hauptmann. Additionally he was given command of all German fighter units supporting the 6th Army at Stalingrad. This is an indicator of his abilities as fighter pilot and commanding officer, but also demonstrates his strained relations to the German leadership.

Wilcke was known to be a vocal opponent of the NSDAP and its representatives, which caused him a lot of trouble. In 1940 - when Goring ordered JG53 to remove the 'Ace of Spades' badge as sign of shame (the unit had supported its commander Major von Cramon-Taubadel, who was married to a Jewish woman, when he was about be removed from command) - Wilcke ordered his men to overpaint the swastikas on the tails of the Emils. Goring never forgave him for this affront.

After Stalingrad - where Wilcke claimed more than 100 victories - he was grounded by the RLM, but remained in command of JG3. When the Geschwader returned to Germany he started flying again. On March 23 1944 he met his fate after downing his 162nd and last enemy (a P-51). He was shot down and killed by another P-51, probably by Maj. Godfrey of 4th FG.

Wolf-Dietrich "Furst" Wilcke was born on 11 March 1913 at Schrimm in Posen. He enrolled in the Wehrmacht in 1934 and initially served in a Cavalry Regiment. In 1935, Oberfarnrich Wilcke transferred to the newly formed Luftwaffe. He completed his flying training at Perleberg and joined JG132. In autumn of 1937 he became an instructor at the Jagdfliegerschule Werneuchen. In early 1939, Oberleutnant Wilcke was sent to Spain to serve with the Condor Legion. His time spent there was short and he was soon back in Germany serving with III./JG53 under the command of Werner Molders. On 18 September 1939, Hauptmann Wilcke was appointed Staffelkapitan and ordered to form 7./JG53 within the newly constituted III./JG53. He gained his first victory on 7 November when he shot down a French Potez 637 twinengined fighter over the Saar valley. On 18 May 1940, Wilcke became separated from his Staffel during combat with French Hawk 75 fighters. He was shot down but managed to bale out. He was captured but was soon released at the fall of France. Wilcke returned to JG53 and participated in the Battle of Britain.

He was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG53 on 13 August 1940, following the death of Hauptmann Harro Harder (17 victories) in aerial combat. He nearly did not have the opportunity to take up the new position. During a late afternoon mission on 12 August, Wilcke's Bf-109E-4 suffered engine failure. He baled out into the sea and was very fortunate to be found in bright moonlight and rescued by a Do 18 twin-engine flying boat of the German air-sea rescue services. By early summer he had recorded 13 victories. Wilcke led III./JG53 during Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. On 22 June 1941, the opening day of the invasion, III./JG53 were returning from its first mission against Russian airfields in Lithuania when it encountered a formation of I-15bis biplane fighters. In the ensuing combat Wilcke downed three of the fighters. He recorded two further victories later that day to take his victory total to 18.

On 25 June, Wilcke was involved in a collision on take-off from Vilna in Bf-109F-2 (W.Nr. 8104). Both aircraft involved in the incident were destroyed by fire. He was lucky to escape with minor injuries. Hauptmann Wilcke was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 6 August 1940 for 25 victories. In December 1941, III./JG53 were transferred to Sicily. Wilcke's victory tally had reached 32. Operating over Malta, he added four RAF Spitfire fighters to his score. In early May 1942, III./JG53 was ordered to North Africa. On 18 May 1942, Wilcke was transferred to JG3 operating on the Eastern front. On 12 August, Major Wilcke was appointed Kommodore of JG3. He recorded his 100th victory on 6 September for which he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 122) on 9 September.

Wilcke participated in the Battle of Stalingrad, based at Pitomnik, where he directed day fighter operations over the city. During the summer offensive of 1942, under the command of Wilcke, the Geschwaderstab/JG3 recorded 137 victories of which Wilcke claimed 97 (39-135). During this time the unit reported only one pilot lost. In September alone, Wilcke claimed 32 victories, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 18 September (103-106), six on 24 September (111-116) and another four shot down on 24 September (117-120). When Russian forces encircled Stalingrad, the Geschwaderstab/JG3 was transferred to Morozovskaya-Ost, outside the pocket. Wilcke directed fighter escort missions for the transport aircraft attempting to supply the surrounded 6th German Army. He claimed five victories on 17 December (147-151). Wilcke was the fourth German fighter pilot to reach 150 victories. On 23 December, he was awarded the Schwerten (Nr 23) for 155 victories. On the same day, he led the unit to Morozovskaya-Sud to escape the advance of the Russian armoured spearhead. A further move followed to Tazinskaya on 3 January 1943 where the unit remained until after the end of the fighting in the Stalingrad pocket. During this time the unit claimed a further 25 victories for the loss in action of two pilots. Wilcke claimed 21 to raise his victory total to 156.

From March 1943, he led JG3 over the Kuban bridgehead. However, he had been forbidden to fly operationally and had to lead the unit from the ground. In May 1943, JG3 was withdrawn to Germany. On its return to Germany, the Geschwaderstab/JG3 was based at Monchenglagbach. Oberst Wilcke was still under instructions not to fly combat missions. However, he began ignoring the orders in February 1944 and was able to record four victories over USAAF B-17 four-engined bombers and a single P-51 fighter. On 6 March, his machine Bf 109G-6 was damaged in aerial combat and Wilcke had to make an emergency landing at Neuruppin. Although his aircraft was destroyed, Wilcke escaped injury. On 23 March 1944, Wilcke led JG3 in an attack on a USAAF bomber formation near Braunschweig. During the ensuing combat, Wilcke shot down his 162nd, and last, victory, an escorting P-51 fighter, but was shot down near Schoppenstedt. He died in the wreckage of his Bf109G-6 (W.Nr. 160613) "Black << + -". It is thought he had become the victim of American aces Major Don Gentile (21.833 confirmed and 3 damaged victories) and Major John Godfrey (16.333 confirmed, 2 probale and 5 damaged victories) of the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, USAAF. 'Furst' Wilcke was credited with 162 victories in 732 missions. He recorded 137 victories over the Eastern front. Of his 25 victories recorded over the Western front, four were four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 7.11.1939 16:12 Potez 63 7./JG 53 Völklingen / Potez 637 of GR I/33 of Armée de l’Air
- 2.3.1940 - Hurricane 7./JG 53 S Bitsch / not confirmed
2 11.3.1940 17:45 Potez 7./JG 53 6km NNE Sierck / Potez 63-11 of GR I/22 of Armée de l”Air flown by Lt Maitret
3 25.3.1940 14:55 Morane 7./JG 53 SW Saarbrücken / Morane 406 of GC III/3 of Armée de l’Air
4 31.8.1940 20:35 Spitfire III./JG 53 Dover area
5 1.9.1940 12:25 Spitfire III./JG 53 -
6 11.9.1940 18:40 Biplane III./JG 53 Dover-Calais / Probably Swordfish of RN FAA
7 15.9.1940 12:55 Hurricane III./JG 53 SW London
8 15.9.1940 15:15 Spitfire III./JG 53 Tonbridge
9 17.9.1940 16:40 Hurricane III./JG 53 -
10 20.9.1940 12:40 Hurricane III./JG 53 -
- 27.9.1940 - Spitfire III./JG 53 SW London / not confirmed
11 30.9.1940 14:35 Spitfire III./JG 53 Dungeness-Hastings-London
12 30.9.1940 - Spitfire III./JG 53 Dungeness-Hastings-London
13 10.10.1940 11:38 Spitfire III./JG 53 -
- 1.11.1940 - Blenheim III./JG 53 Thames Estuary / not confirmed
14 22.6.1941 4:00 I-15bis III./JG 53 -
15 22.6.1941 4:05 I-15bis III./JG 53 -
16 22.6.1941 4:10 I-15bis III./JG 53 -
17 22.6.1941 7:16 I-16 III./JG 53 -
18 22.6.1941 16:43 I-17 III./JG 53 -
19 30.6.1941 18:31 I-15 III./JG 53 -
20 9.7.1941 16:45 Pe-2 III./JG 53 -
21 14.7.1941 - R-5 III./JG 53 -
22 25.7.1941 6:20 I-16 III./JG 53 -
23 26.7.1941 8:01 I-17 III./JG 53 -
24 29.7.1941 16:05 I-15 III./JG 53 Dukovshchina area
25 30.7.1941 9:05 I-18 III./JG 53 Yartsevo-Bely area
26 8.8.1941 18:46 I-16 III./JG 53 -
27 23.8.1941 15:26 Pe-2 III./JG 53 Velikiye-Luki area
28 23.8.1941 15:30 Pe-2 III./JG 53 Velikiye-Luki area
29 27.8.1941 13:45 DB-3 III./JG 53 Toropets area
30 7.9.1941 16:55 Il-2 III./JG 53 -
31 8.9.1941 9:35 I-61 III./JG 53 -
32 8.9.1941 9:55 DB-3 III./JG 53 -
33 25.9.1941 10:55 Pe-2 III./JG 53 -
34 11.12.1941 11:00 Hurricane III./JG 53 -
35 2.4.1942 10:20 Spitfire III./JG 53 Malta
36 22.4.1942 18:00 Hurricane III./JG 53 off Valetta, Malta / Hurricane (Z4011) “B” of 185 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O OO Ormrod, killed
37 25.4.1942 12:55 Hurricane III./JG 53 St Paul’s Bay, Malta / Hurricane of 229 Sqn, RAF
38 12.5.1942 11:35 Spitfire III./JG 53 Malta
39 13.6.1942 10:20 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
40 22.6.1942 4:00 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
41 24.6.1942 11:20 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
42 24.6.1942 15:15 R-5 Stab/JG 3 -
43 30.6.1942 10:20 Hurricane Stab/JG 3 -
44 3.7.1942 9:36 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
45 3.7.1942 9:36 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
46 3.7.1942 9:37 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
47 4.7.1942 11:10 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
48 4.7.1942 12:00 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
49 4.7.1942 18:50 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
50 6.7.1942 10:45 P-39 Stab/JG 3 -
51 6.7.1942 11:00 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
52 6.7.1942 13:45 R-5 Stab/JG 3 -
53 6.7.1942 17:35 Hurricane Stab/JG 3 -
54 6.7.1942 17:40 Hurricane Stab/JG 3 -
55 6.7.1942 18:00 Hurricane Stab/JG 3 -
56 9.7.1942 19:20 Il-2 Stab/JG 3 -
57 9.7.1942 19:23 Il-2 Stab/JG 3 -
58 10.7.1942 4:30 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
59 10.7.1942 4:32 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
60 10.7.1942 4:33 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
61 10.7.1942 13:30 Boston Stab/JG 3 -
62 11.7.1942 11:40 MiG-1 Stab/JG 3 -
63 11.7.1942 11:42 MiG-1 Stab/JG 3 -
64 11.7.1942 13:30 R-5 Stab/JG 3 -
65 12.7.1942 13:00 R-5 Stab/JG 3 -
66 12.7.1942 16:05 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
67 12.7.1942 16:07 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
68 18.7.1942 15:50 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
69 24.7.1942 10:25 I-153 Stab/JG 3 -
70 26.7.1942 12:45 Hurricane Stab/JG 3 -
71 26.7.1942 12:50 Hurricane Stab/JG 3 -
72 26.7.1942 16:05 Pe-2 Stab/JG 3 -
73 26.7.1942 16:06 Pe-2 Stab/JG 3 -
74 27.7.1942 10:30 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
75 28.7.1942 16:30 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
76 4.8.1942 15:00 Su-2 Stab/JG 3 -
77 5.8.1942 17:10 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
78 6.8.1942 10:10 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
79 9.8.1942 11:05 MiG-1 Stab/JG 3 ENE Kalatsch
80 12.8.1942 17:15 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
81 13.8.1942 12:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
82 13.8.1942 17:45 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
83 17.8.1942 12:20 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
84 20.8.1942 4:42 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
85 20.8.1942 4:46 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
86 20.8.1942 4:49 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
87 23.8.1942 7:46 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
88 23.8.1942 14:50 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
89 26.8.1942 8:35 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
90 26.8.1942 8:37 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
91 28.8.1942 9:35 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
92 30.8.1942 9:05 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
93 31.8.1942 9:00 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
94 31.8.1942 9:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
95 31.8.1942 13:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
96 31.8.1942 17:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
97 3.9.1942 13:40 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
98 3.9.1942 17:16 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
99 6.9.1942 17:15 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
100 6.9.1942 17:17 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
101 10.9.1942 11:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
102 12.9.1942 11:38 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
103 18.9.1942 9:15 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
104 18.9.1942 9:54 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
105 18.9.1942 12:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
106 18.9.1942 12:15 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
107 19.9.1942 11:40 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
108 19.9.1942 12:00 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
109 20.9.1942 12:30 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
110 20.9.1942 12:34 LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 -
111 22.9.1942 12:02 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
112 22.9.1942 12:04 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
113 22.9.1942 16:20 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
114 22.9.1942 16:25 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
115 22.9.1942 16:27 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
116 22.9.1942 16:29 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
117 24.9.1942 11:01 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
118 24.9.1942 11:05 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
119 24.9.1942 11:12 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
120 24.9.1942 16:32 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
121 25.9.1942 11:36 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
122 28.9.1942 11:05 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
123 28.9.1942 11:08 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
124 28.9.1942 11:20 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
125 29.9.1942 10:19 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
126 29.9.1942 10:21 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
127 29.9.1942 15:33 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
128 29.9.1942 15:37 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
129 3.10.1942 12:00 Yak-4 Stab/JG 3 20km NE Kalatsch
130 24.10.1942 15:20 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
131 24.10.1942 15:23 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
132 25.10.1942 14:34 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
133 26.10.1942 14:15 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
134 1.11.1942 14:10 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 N Stalingrad
135 1.11.1942 14:12 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 N Stalingrad
136 24.11.1942 12:50 Il-2 Stab/JG 3 -
137 24.11.1942 12:53 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
138 30.11.1942 9:00 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
139 30.11.1942 9:50 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
140 30.11.1942 12:10 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
141 2.12.1942 13:40 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
142 8.12.1942 12:57 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
143 8.12.1942 12:59 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
144 8.12.1942 13:02 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
145 12.12.1942 12:35 La-5 Stab/JG 3 -
146 12.12.1942 12:40 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
147 12.12.1942 12:45 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
148 12.12.1942 12:55 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
149 17.12.1942 7:50 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
150 17.12.1942 7:55 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
151 17.12.1942 11:15 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
152 18.12.1942 9:35 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
153 18.12.1942 9:38 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
154 18.12.1942 9:45 E/a Stab/JG 3 -
155 28.12.1942 8:55 Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 -
156 5.1.1943 10:05 Il-2 Stab/JG 3 10km SE Skrimskaya
157 10.2.1944 11:50~ P-38 Stab/JG 3 Hannover-Braunschweig
158 24.2.1944 14:30 B-24 HSS Stab/JG 3 Bad Nauheim-Koblenz
159 4.3.1944 13:10 B-17 Stab/JG 3 Wittenberg-Neuruppin-Stendal
160 4.3.1944 13:10 B-17 Stab/JG 3 Wittenberg-Neuruppin-Stendal
161 23.3.1944 - B-17 Stab/JG 3 -
162 23.3.1944 - P-51 Stab/JG 3 Near Schöppenstedt

Victories : 162
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (3 November 1942)
Ritterkreuz (6 August 1941)
Eichenlaub (8 September 1942)
Schwertern (23 December 1942)
Units : JG53, JG3
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/wilcke.html

Asisbiz Database of 145 aerial victories out of 162 for Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
07-Nov-39 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke 7./JG53 Potez 63   15.05 Volkingen
02-Mar-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke 7./JG53 Hurricane     S Bitsch
11-Mar-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke 7./JG53 Potez 63   17.45 6km NNE Sierck
25-Mar-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke 7./JG53 Morane   14.55 SW Saarbrucken
31-Aug-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire   20.35  
01-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire   20.25  
11-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Albacore   18.40 Calais v FAA
15-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire   13.00  
15-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire   15.15  
17-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Hurricane 3000m 16.50 Ashford
20-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Hurricane   12.40 NW Dungeness
30-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire 1500m 11.58 15km South Dungeness
30-Sep-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire 4500m 14.55 Dungeness-Hastings
10-Oct-40 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire 5000m 11.40 Thames Estuary
11-Dec-41 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG53 Hurricane   11.00  
02-Apr-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire   10.20  
22-Apr-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Hurricane   18.00  
25-Apr-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Hurricane   12.55  
12-May-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab III./JG53 Spitfire   11.35  
13-Jun-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   10.20  
22-Jun-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   04.00  
24-Jun-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   11.20  
24-Jun-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 R-5   15.15  
30-Jun-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane   10.20  
03-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   09.36  
03-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   09.36  
03-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   09.37  
04-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   11.10  
04-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   12.00  
04-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   18.50  
06-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane 3500m 17.40 Limljewsk
06-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane   18.00 Sadonsk Bodennahe
06-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 P-39 Aircobra   10.45  
06-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 R-5   13.45  
06-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   11.00  
06-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane   17.35  
09-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  19.23  
09-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  19.20  
10-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   04.30  
10-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   04.32  
10-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   04.33  
10-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 A-20 Boston   13.30  
11-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 MiG-1   11.40  
11-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 MiG-1   11.42  
11-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 R-5   13.30  
12-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 R-5   13.00  
12-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   16.05  
12-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   16.07  
18-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 15.50 Boshkowka - Bodennahe
24-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 I-153   10.25  
26-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane 1000m 12.50 Kalatsch
26-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Pe-2   16.06  
26-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane   12.45  
26-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane 1000m 12.45 Kalatsch
26-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane   12.50  
26-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Pe-2   16.05  
27-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 200m 10.30 Kalatsch
28-Jul-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 16.30 NW Kalatsch
04-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Su-2   15.00 Abganerovo Bodennahe
05-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 17.10 S Stalingrad
06-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 500m 10.10 Stalingrad
09-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 MiG-1 1000m 11.05 ONO Kalatsch
12-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 1000m 17.15 Achtuba
13-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Douglas   12.10 Achtuba Bodennahe
13-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  17.45 49 320 Bodennahe
17-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 DB-3   12.20 Achtuba Bodennahe
20-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 EP-2 2000m 04.49 4915/4911
20-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 EP-2 2000m 04.42 4915/4911
20-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 EP-2 2000m 04.46 4915/4911
23-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 R-5   14.50 N Stalingrad Bodennahe
23-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Hurricane 50m 07.46 NW Stalingrad
26-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3     08.37  
26-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-7B 500m 08.35 NW Stalingrad
28-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-4 1500m 09.35 E Rachinka
30-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 09.05 NNW Stalingrad
31-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 13.10 SW Sarepta
31-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 3500m 17.10 SW Stalingrad
31-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 Low Level 09.10 E Zazza
31-Aug-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3   09.00 S Sarepta Bodennahe
03-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 17.16 N Stalingrad
03-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3000m 13.40 10km W Dobovka
06-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 17.15 10km N Komaya
06-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 17.17 10km N Komaya
10-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Pe-2 6500m 11.10 8km W Tusov
12-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1   11.38 bei Kotluban Bodennahe
18-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 La-5 1000m 12.10 bei Kotluban
18-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 1000m 12.15 bei Kotluban
18-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 1100m 09.54 bei Kotluban
18-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  09.15 bei Kotluban Bodennahe
19-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2500m 12.00 8km South Kotluban
19-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 500m 11.40 5km South Kotluban
20-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 12.30 15km SE Kotluban
20-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 12.34 15km SE Kotluban
22-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 16.27 2km nordw Dubovka
22-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 16.29 South of d Botdicke
22-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3000m 16.25 nordostw Stalingrad
22-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3500m 16.20 nord d Achtuba
22-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 12.04 bei Stalingrad
22-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 12.02 N Stalingrad
24-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 1000m 11.05 Flugplatz Rastinka
24-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 500m 11.12 North of Rastinka
24-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2500m 16.32 Nordstrand Stalingrad
24-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 11.01 Westrand b Stalingrad
25-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 5000m 11.36 5km South Dubovka
27-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 16.00 ostw Stalingrad
27-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3     10.19  
28-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 1500m 11.08 6km North of Dubovka
28-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 1500m 11.05 6km North of Dubovka
28-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 500m 11.20 nordost Stalingrad
29-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 15.33 bei Stalingrad
29-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 800m 15.37 15km NW Stalingrad
29-Sep-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 10.21 North of Stadtrand Stalingrad
24-Oct-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3000m 15.20 30km NNW Stalingrad
24-Oct-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3000m 15.23 35km NW Stalingrad
25-Oct-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 14.34 Gumrak
26-Oct-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 500m 14.15 12km NW Beketovka
01-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2500m 14.10 Nordrand Stalingrad
01-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2500m 14.12 Nordrand Stalingrad
24-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 800m 12.53 5km S Flugpl Pitomnik
24-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 12.50 5km S Flugpl Pitomnik
30-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 09.00 2km SE Pitomnik
30-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 09.50 5km SW Gumrak
30-Nov-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 La-5 1200m 12.10 5km SE Pitomnik
02-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 1500m 13.40 E Karpontka
08-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 13.02 19 632
08-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 12.59 19 634
08-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 12.57 19 661
12-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3000m 12.40 4934
12-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 3000m 12.45 4941
12-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 La-5 3000m 12.35 3963
12-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 200m 12.55 4917
17-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 07.50 29 452
17-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 300m 07.55 29 432
17-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 5000m 11.15 2km Sety
18-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 09.35 6km NW Bhf Schukow
18-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 09.38 6km NW Bhf Schukow
18-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 Low Level 09.45 25km NW Bhf Schukow
28-Dec-42 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Yak-1 2000m 08.55 Tscheruyschkow
05-Jan-43 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 10.05 10km SE Skrimskaya
10-Feb-44 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 P-38 Lightning      
24-Feb-44 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 B-24 Liberator Hss      
04-Mar-44 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress      
04-Mar-44 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress      
23-Mar-44 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 P-51 Mustang      
23-Mar-44 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress      

Luftwaffe Badge

Dieter Zink

Units: 9./JG-3, IV./JG-3, Stfkpt 9./JG-3

Awards: DK-G(1/1/45 in absentia), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/10/44)

Remarks: POW 11 July, 1944 (Magnus). His G-6 crashed near Almelo Holland on 10 February, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 N of Rügen on 9 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 SE of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944. His 3rd, another B-17 south of Rostock, also on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 4th, a B-17 in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Westerwald, SE of Bonn, on 22 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 N of Munich on 24 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 at Dessau, N of Berlin, on 28 May, 1944. His 11th, a Spitfire at St Laurent-de-Condel on 7 July, 1944. Deceased 19 November, 2000.

Asisbiz database list of 12 aerial victories for Dieter Zink

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Sunday, April 09, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab IV./JG3 B-24 Liberator 6500m 11:40 RG (N Rugen)
Tuesday, April 11, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab IV./JG3 B-17 Fortress 5000m 11:00 SE Braunschweig
Tuesday, April 11, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab IV./JG3 B-17 Fortress 5300m 13:20 20km S Rostock
Tuesday, April 18, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab IV./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 14:32 FF (Nauen area W Berlin)
Saturday, April 22, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-24 Liberator 6300m 19:46 NQ-OQ (Westerwald SE Bonn)
Monday, April 24, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 13:50 CC-6/CD-4 (area N Munchen)
Saturday, April 29, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress 7800m 11:05 Helmstedt
Friday, May 12, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress 6500m 12:32 05 Ost S/PR (Andernach)
Monday, May 08, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress      
Wednesday, May 24, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress 7700m 11:20 EG-FG (N Berlin)
Sunday, May 28, 1944 Dieter Zink Stab /JG3 B-17 Fortress 7500m 14:35 JE Dessau
Friday, July 07, 1944 Dieter Zink 9./JG3 Spitfire 1800m 16:45 UU-7 (St Laurent-de-Condel)

Luftwaffe Badge

Lothar Hirtes

Units: JG-77, 1./JG-3 (6/44)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G6 RU+OZ W.Nr 162784

Remarks: One known victory, a P-38 over the Normandy Front on 17 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51, same area, 19 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 S of Albert on 20 June, 1944. Retired Bundeswehr Obstlt. Deceased 2 Jine, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.

Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Lothar Hirtes

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Lothar Hirtes 1./JG3 P-38 Lightning      
Monday, June 19, 1944 Lothar Hirtes 1./JG3 P-51 Mustang      
Tuesday, June 20, 1944 Lothar Hirtes 1./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 5000m 07:15 RF-36 (S Albert)

Knights Cross

Horst Petzschler

Horst Petzschler was born on 1 September 1921 at Berlin. He completed an apprenticeship as a toolmaker with Henschel Flugzeugwerke A.G. at Schonefeld after leaving school in April 1938. He was also active flying gliders. Petzschler joined the Luftwaffe on 1 April 1941. He spent five months receiving military training before reporting to Flugzeugfuhrerschule A/B 10 at Grottau. Having qualified for his pilot's licence, Unteroffizier Petzschler entered the flying schools at Oels and Ohlau to qualify on multi-engine aircraft following which he was transferred to the pilot training school at Prenzlau as an instructor. On 7 March 1943, he was assigned to JG105 at Villacoublay near Paris for fighter pilot training. Petzschler completed his final training on the Fw 190 A-2 near Toulouse, France.

Petzschler was posted to JG51, where he was assigned to the Geschwaderstab, based at Smolensk, arriving there on 23 August 1943. On his first mission on 7 September, flying as wingman to Feldwebel Anton Hafner (204 victories, RK-EL, killed in action 17 October 1944), he was shot down by Russian flak and baled out. His primary role was Jagdbomber tank busting, however he was also often involved in aerial combat and claimed his first victory on 11 May, when he shot down a Russian Yak-7 fighter near Nevel. He had completed 126 fighter-bomber missions and had three victories to his credit when he was advised of his transfer to the Western front. Petzschler was to 2./JG3, based at Burg in Germany, on 13 April 1944. On 12 May, he flew his first mission against the USAAF when he was scrambled to intercept an incoming raid. In the subsequent aerial combat southeast of Frankfurt, Petzschler claimed a B-17 four-engine bomber Herausschuss and an escorting P-51 fighter shot down. However, he received hits from other P-51 fighters necessitating a forced-landing near Fritzlar.

He was shot down again a few days later when, attempting to intercept a large formation of USAAF four-engine bombers heading for Berlin, he was intercepted and shot up by USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighters necessitating another belly-landing. On 28 May, he shot down a USAAF P-51 fighter near Magdeburg but was then again shot down himself. He baled unhurt near Rothensee.

Reassigned to JG51 in June 1944, Petzschler was reassigned to the Geschwaderstaffel, based at Minsk. He recorded his 10th victory in July when he shot down a Russian Yak-9 fighter near Wilkowischken. In September, Petzschler was transferred to the Fighter Pilot School at Liegnitz as an instructor. He returned to the Geschwaderstaffel of JG51 on 13 February 1945. He recorded his 20th victory in March, when he shot down a Russian Il-2 ground-attack aircraft near Zinten. On 1 April, he received promotion to the rank of Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel. He had taken his victory total to 26 when, on 4 May 1945, III./JG51 were ordered to leave East Prussia for Schleswig-Holstein. However, Petzschler, due to navigational problems and a damaged fuel tank, make a dead-stick landing at Bulltofta in neutral Sweden because he had run out of fuel. The Swedish authorities interned Petzschler. In January 1946, Sweden handed Petzschler over to the Russians who imprisoned him. He was eventually released on 22 September 1949. After six months recuperation, Petzschler joined the Berlin police force. However, he soon returned to aircraft manufacturing, his pre-war profession. In 1951, he gained employment with British European Airways. In 1953, he and his family immigrated to Canada. There he worked as an auto mechanic before moving to the United States. In the US he started to work in the aircraft industry. He has worked for Boeing, Lear, Northrop and Beechcraft. He finally retired in 1988.

Horst Petzschler was credited with 26 victories in 297 missions. He recorded four victories over the Western front, including two four-engine bombers. Petzschler was shot down 13 times during his combat career, crash-landing 11 times and baling out twice. He was shot down 11 times by flak and twice by enemy fighters.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 11.5.1943   Yak-7 Stab/JG51 S Nevel
2 10.11.1943   Il-2 Stab/JG51 SE Nevel
3 10.11.1943   Il-2 Stab/JG51 SW Nevel
4 12.5.1944 12:28 B-17 HSS 2./JG3 Frankfurt
5 12.5.1944 12:35 P-51 2./JG3 SE Frankfurt
6 14.5.1944   B-24 2./JG3 N Braunschweig
7 28.5.1944 14:15 P-51 2./JG3 NE Magdeburg / P-51 of 352FG, USAAF
8 VI.1944   Yak-9 Stab/JG51 SW Baranowice
9 VI.1944   Pe-2 Stab/JG51 E Baranowice
10 VII.1944   Yak-9 Stab/JG51 SE Wilkowischken
11 VII.1944   MiG-3 Stab/JG51 W Wilkowischken
12 VII.1944   Il-2 Stab/JG51 SW Wilkowischken
13 9.8.1944   La-5 Stab/JG51 E Schaken
14 7.9.1944   Pe-2 Stab/JG51 W Memel
15 IX.1944   Pe-2 Stab/JG51 NE Memel
16 IX.1944   Il-2 Stab/JG51 SW Autz
17 IX.1944   La-5 Stab/JG51 E Autz
18 IX.1944   A-20 Stab/JG51 S Memel
19 II.1945   La-5 Stab/JG51 SE Graudenz
20 III.1945   Il-2 Stab/JG51 SW Zinten
21 III.1945   Yak-9 Stab/JG51 NW Danzig
22 III.1945   Il-2 Stab/JG51 SE Pruess-Stargard
23 III.1945   La-7 Stab/JG51 SE Gotenhafen
24 III.1945   Yak-3 Stab/JG51 S Danzig
25 III.1945   Yak-3 Stab/JG51 NW Gotenhafen
26 IV.1945   Pe-2 Stab/JG51 NE PIllau

Victories : 26
Awards : Ehrenpokal (10 September 1944)
Units : JG51, JG3

Web Reference:
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/petzschler.html

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Horst Petzschler

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
12-May-44 Horst Petzschler 2./JG3 P-51 Mustang 6500m 12.35 05 Ost S/OS (Giessen)
12-May-44 Horst Petzschler 2./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 7000m 12.28 05 Ost S/PR (Hochtaunus)
24-May-44 Horst Petzschler 2./JG3 B-24 Liberator Hss      
28-May-44 Horst Petzschler 2./JG3 P-51 Mustang 4000m 14.15 HD-35 (Mockern E Magdeburg)
07-Jul-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-7 4000m 17.32 53 273
08-Jul-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 Pe-2 6000m 08.37 64 753
26-Jul-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-9 2000m 18.20 34 753
02-Aug-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-9 3000m 13.20 24 425
04-Aug-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 08.05 35 355
09-Aug-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 MiG-3 1500m 19.50 35 347
01-Sep-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 17.47 35 122
07-Sep-44 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 P-2 5000m 09.58 06 168
28-Feb-45 Horst Petzschler Stab /JG51 La-5 *     SE Graudenz

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Helmut Berendes

Awards: EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-14 & Bf 109K

Remarks: His first victory, a P-39 on 3 March, 1945.

Asisbiz database list of aerial 1 victories for Helmut Berendes

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
03-Mar-45 Helmut Berendes 7./JG3 P-39 Aircobra   15.07  

Knights Cross

Karl-Heinz Langer

Karl-Heinz Langer was born on 19 April 1914 at Görlitz in Schlesien. Langer held the post of Gruppenadjutant of III./JG 3 from 26 May 1941. However, Oberleutnant Langer gained his first victory on 14 July 1941 over the Eastern front flying with 7./JG 3. On 21 May 1942, Langer ran out of fuel returning from a mission and was forced to make an emergency landing in his Bf 109 F-4 (W.Nr. 13 234) at Krementshug. He escaped injury and his aircraft was only slightly damaged.

Langer suffered engine failure in Bf 109 F-4 (W.Nr. 13 139) on 5 September necessitating an emergency landing west of Golubinskaja which wrote off his aircraft but from which he emerged unscathed. On 17 December, with his victory total at 10, Langer was wounded when his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 13 739) rolled over an unexploded bomb on the airfield at Pitomnik near Stalingrad and detonated. On his recovery, he shot down a Russian Yak-1 fighter over Stalingrad on 28 December to record his 11th victory.

Langer became Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 3 on 1 June 1943, shortly before the Kursk offensive. He had 11 victories to his credit at this time. Langer was appointed acting Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 3 on 14 July, following the capture of Major Wolfgang Ewald (78 victories, RK) by the Russians. He led the unit until relieved by Hauptmann Walter Dahl (128 victories, RK-EL) on 20 July.

The unit then moved back to Germany for Reichsverteidigung duties. He shot down his first four-engine bomber on the second Schweinfurt raid of 14 October 1943 for his 16th victory. Langer was himself shot down on this raid. He baled out of his stricken Bf 109 G-6 (WNr 26024) near Hammelburg wounded. While he was recuperating from his wounds he served as an instructor with Ergänzungsungs-Jagdgruppe Ost before rejoining the Gruppe in spring 1944. On 25 May 1944, Langer was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 3, taking over from Walter Dahl. On 26 July, he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold.

He led the unit on the 1 January 1945 Bodenplatte operation claiming two RAF Spitfire fighters destroyed on the ground at Eindhoven airfield. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 20 April 1945. Langer’s 30th and last victory was achieved over a Russian Yak-3 fighter on 23 April 1945. Langer survived the war but died on 6 May 1955 in Remschied.

Karl-Heinz Langer was credited with 30 victories in 486 missions. He recorded 10 victories over the Western front, including four four-engine bombers.

List of aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Langer

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 14.7.1941 7:10 I-153 7./JG 3  
2 5.10.1941 14:55 DB-3 7./JG 3  
3 9.3.1942 11:08 I-61 7./JG 3 12km SW Salustsche
4 18.3.1942 10:15 Pe-2 7./JG 3  
5 24.8.1942 13:50 R-5 III./JG 3 Zarjew
6 24.8.1942 13:56 MiG-1 III./JG 3 N.E. Leninsk
7 3.9.1942 15:55 LaGG-3 III./JG 3 Akelin
8 1.10.1942 6:57 LaGG-3 9./JG 3 NE Gratschi
9 17.10.1942 6:23 Il-2  9./JG 3 W Rulew
10 26.10.1942 14:15 Il-2 9./JG 3 49 351
11 28.12.1942   Yak-1 III./JG 3  
12 5.7.1943 11:16 LaGG-5 7./JG 3 SE Rakitnoje
13 7.7.1943 4:07 Il-5 7./JG 3 NW Vollchansk
14 21.7.1943 9:45 LaGG-5 7./JG 3 9km NW Bogoroditskoye
15 31.7.1943 11:15 Il-2 7./JG 3 W Kuybyshevo
16 14.10.1943 14:40 B-17 7./JG 3 Hammelburg
17 27.5.1944 12:17 B-17 HSS III./JG 3 SW Strasbourg
18 30.5.1944 11:12 B-17 III./JG 3 Dessau area
19 30.5.1944 11:17 B-17 III./JG 3 Dessau area
20 21.6.1944 19:10 P-47 III./JG 3 Houdan
21 21.6.1944 19:25 P-51 III./JG 3 SE Dreux
22 26.7.1944 14:50 P-38 III./JG 3 Bagnoles-de L’Orme
23 19.8.1944 9:10 P-47 III./JG 3 Bernay
24 23.12.1944   B-26 III./JG 3  
25 27.12.1944   P-47 III./JG 3  
26 19.2.1945 8:55 Boston III./JG 3  
27 6.3.1945 15:24 Il-2 III./JG 3  
28 18.3.1945   Il-2 III./JG 3  
29 19.4.1945   Il-2 III./JG 3  
30 23.4.1945   Yak-3 III./JG 3  

Victories : 30
Awards : Ehrenpokal (12 August 1944); Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (26 July 1944); Ritterkreuz (20 April 1945)
Units : JG 3
Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/langer.html

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Langer

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
09-Mar-42 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 I-61 800m 11.08 12km SW Salustsche
18-Mar-42 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 P-2   10.15  
24-Aug-42 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 R-5   13.50 Zarjew
24-Aug-42 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 MiG-1   13.56 NE Leninsk
03-Sep-42 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   15.55 Akelin
01-Oct-42 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 LaGG-3   06.57 NE Gratschi
01-Oct-42 Karl-Heinz Langer 9./JG3 LaGG-3 500m 06.57 40 793
17-Oct-42 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.23 West of Rulew
17-Oct-42 Karl-Heinz Langer 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06.23 40 560
26-Oct-42 Karl-Heinz Langer 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 14.15 49 351
28-Dec-42 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 Yak-1      
05-Jul-43 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 LaGG-5 1000m 11.16 sudEast of Rakitnoje
07-Jul-43 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 Il-5 200m 04.07 NW Vollchansk
21-Jul-43 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 LaGG-5 300m 09.45 9km NW Bogoroditskoye
31-Jul-43 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11.15 West of Kuybyshevo
14-Oct-43 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.40 Hammelburg
14-Oct-43 Karl-Heinz Langer 7./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.40 Hammelburg
27-May-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 7500m 12.17 DO SW Strasbourg
30-May-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.12 Raum Dessau
30-May-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.17 Raum Dessau
21-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 P-51 Mustang Low Level 19.25 AC 2 (SE evreux)
21-Jun-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 1500m 19.10 AD 7 (Houdan)
26-Jul-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 P-38 Lightning 1500m 14.50 14 Ost N/BU-23 (E Briouze)
19-Aug-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 3500m 09.10 UB-610 (5km N Conches)
23-Dec-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 B-26 Marauder      
27-Dec-44 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt      
06-Mar-45 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 Il-2   15.24  
18-Mar-45 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 Il-2      
19-Apr-45 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 Il-2      
23-Apr-45 Karl-Heinz Langer Stab III./JG3 Yak-3      

Knights Cross

Oskar 'Ossi' Romm

Oskar "Ossi" Romm was born on 18 December 1919 at Haindorf in the Isergebirge region of Friedland/Sudetenland. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1939 and trained as a fighter pilot from July 1941 to August 1942. Romm was posted to JG51 based on the Eastern front on 11 September 1942.

Unteroffizier Romm was assigned to 1./JG51. His first combat mission on 29 September ended with a belly landing and some minor injuries. His second resulted in his first victory when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft on 4 December, but was again followed by a belly landing and further injuries. He then enjoyed spectacular success. He shot down three enemy aircraft on 13 July 1943 to record his 18th through 20th victories, five on 14 August (32-36) and six on 20 August (43-48). From late August 1943, Romm undertook a period of instructing with Erganzung-Jagdgruppe Ost. He returned to 1./JG51 in January 1944. He shot down six enemy aircraft on 5 February (71-76). Oberfeldwebel Romm was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 29 February for 76 victories.

On 1 June 1944, Leutnant Romm was transferred to the Stabsschwarm of IV./JG3 on Reichverteidigung duties. On 7 July, he was appointed Staffelkapitan of 15./JG3. He shot down his first four-engine bomber on 7 July 1944. In all he accounted for eight four-engine bombers while with the unit, including three USAAF B-24s in one attack on 27 September 1944. In November 1944, Romm was transferred to lead 4./JG3 and then to the Stabsschwarm of I./EJG1. Romm was appointed Staffelkapitan of 15./JG3, based on the Eastern front, on 15 January 1945. There the unit undertook fighter-bomber and ground attack missions against the advancing Russian army. Romm was credited with 34 tanks destroyed as well many other vehicles. On 18 February 1945, Oberleutnant Romm became Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG3, taking over from Major Erwin Bacsila (34 victories, DK). He recorded a further six victories to bring his victory total to 92. Romm's wartime career ended on 24 April 1945, when he was severely injured in a crash-landing when, following aerial combat with Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks south of Stettin, his engine overheated.

Oskar Romm accounted for 92 enemy aircraft in 283 combat missions, including 54 fighter-bomber missions. He recorded 82 victories over the Eastern front including at least 34 Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Of his 10 victories recorded over the Western front, eight were four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 4.12.1942   Il-2 1./JG51  
? 15.1.1943 12:45 MiG-3 1./JG51 07 651: 2.000m
? 24.2.1943 9:46 Il-2 1./JG51 44 282
? 24.2.1943 9:48 Il-2 1./JG51 44 252
? 18.3.1943 7:11 Pe-2 1./JG51 53 322: 3.500m
? 20.4.1943 12:15 LaGG-5 1./JG51 64 624: 1.300m
? 10.6.1943 19:20 Il-2 1./JG51 44 454
? 5.7.1943 8:55 Il-2 1./JG51 73 573: 150m
? 5.7.1943 11:50 MiG-3 1./JG51 63 774: 2.500m
? 8.7.1943 3:57 Il-2 1./JG51 63 713
? 8.7.1943 9:39 Il-2 1./JG51 63 714: 400m
? 9.7.1943 12:17 Il-2 1./JG51 63 563: 200m
? 10.7.1943 13:27 LaGG-3 1./JG51 63 529: 800m
? 11.7.1943 3:47 MiG-3 1./JG51 63 587: 1.500m
18 13.7.1943   E/a 1./JG51  
19 13.7.1943 13:43 Il-2 1./JG51 63 242: 300m
20 13.7.1943 14:00 Il-2 1./JG51 63 256: 400m
21 21.7.1943 18:15 LaGG-5 1./JG51 64 811: 500m
22 23.7.1943 11:37 LaGG-5 1./JG51 43 243: 1.000m
23 1.8.1943 15:15 Il-2 1./JG51 54 766: 400m
24 1.8.1943 15:18 Il-2 1./JG51 54 764: 300m
25 2.8.1943 4:20 Il-2 1./JG51 E Linojewo: 700m
26 2.8.1943 4:22 MiG-3 1./JG51 Muchanowa area: 350m
27 2.8.1943 4:35 Pe-2 1./JG51 W Jsemenowka: 2.500m
28 2.8.1943 4:36 Pe-2 1./JG51 53 492: 2.500m
29 2.8.1943 18:34 Il-2 1./JG51 E Karatschew: 250m
30 7.8.1943 8:20 MiG-3 1./JG51 54 844: 50m
31 7.8.1943 14:24 Il-2 1./JG51 54 881: 300m
32 14.8.1943 6:26 Il-2 1./JG51 51 858: 300m
33 14.8.1943 6:28 Il-2 1./JG51 51 825: 250m
34 14.8.1943 10:50 P-40 1./JG51 51 179: 4.000m
35 14.8.1943 11:20 Boston III 1./JG51 Stalina: 6.000m
36 14.8.1943 13:22 LaGG-5 1./JG51 N Krysino: 800m
37 18.8.1943 6:48 Yak-1 1./JG51 E Kotlyarov: 2.800m
38 18.8.1943 7:24 Il-2 1./JG51 E Beslyudovka: 1.000m
39 18.8.1943 7:25 Il-2 1./JG51 E Beslyndovka: 1.000m
40 20.8.1943 5:40 Il-2 1./JG51 SE Akhtryka: 900m
41 20.8.1943 5:41 Il-2 1./JG51 SW Akhtryka: 850m
42 20.8.1943 5:43 Il-2 1./JG51 SW Akhtryka: 500m
43 20.8.1943 5:44 Il-2 1./JG51 SW Akhtryka: 200m
44 20.8.1943 6:19 Il-2 1./JG51 SW Akhtryka: 1.000m
45 20.8.1943 6:21 Il-2 1./JG51 SW Akhtryka: 400m
46 21.8.1943 14:19 Il-2 1./JG51 E Peressetschnaya: 500m
47 22.8.1943 6:25 Il-2 1./JG51 E Perssetschnaya: 600m
48 22.8.1943 7:00 Il-2 1./JG51 S Giyevka: 500m
49 23.8.1943 13:20 Il-2 1./JG51 SE Tscherkaskoye: 1.000m
50 23.8.1943 16:41 P-2 1./JG51 E Ossnova: 3.600m
51 26.8.1943 17:12 Yak-1 1./JG51 41 597: 3.000m
52 26.8.1943 17:14 Yak-1 1./JG51 41 586: 2.800m
53 27.8.1943 13:00 MiG-3 1./JG51 Taranovka: 6.000m
54 27.8.1943 13:07 Il-2 1./JG51 Taranovka: 200m
55 28.8.1943 11:55 LaGG-5 1./JG51 Wrbelura: 3.500m
56 31.8.1943 18:00 LaGG-5 1./JG51 1km W Yel'nya: 2.000m
57 31.8.1943 18:30 Pe-2 1./JG51 18km E Yel'nya: 2.500m
58 4.9.1943 13:30 Il-2 1./JG51 35km SW Novograditsche: 1.000m
59 4.9.1943 13:31 Il-2 1./JG51 SW Lenkino: 1.000m
60 4.9.1943 13:32 LaGG-5 1./JG51 4km S Wederinki: 1.200m
61 4.9.1943 13:36 LaGG-5 1./JG51 2km S Unbakovo: 1.500m
62 4.9.1943 17:17 P-2 1./JG51 SW Tsofonovo: 2.500m
63 5.9.1943 15:29 MiG-3 1./JG51 35 379: 3.600m
64 6.9.1943 4:30 Boston 1./JG51 2km W Yaroslavek: 5.500m
65 6.9.1943 15:14 Yak-7 1./JG51 1km SW Voroshanka: 1.500m
66 6.9.1943 18:12 P-2 1./JG51 6km NW Beredina Luika
67 7.9.1943 16:12 Yak-7 1./JG51 1km E Vilarovka: 800m
68 8.9.1943 7:38 Yak-7 1./JG51 5km NE Rubtofta: 800m
69 8.9.1943 7:47 Yak-7 1./JG51 5km S Kirov: 500m
70 9.9.1943 18:10 MiG-3 1./JG51 NE Dukhovshchina: 3.800m
71 5.2.1944 8:58 Yak-9 1./JG51 93 329 2.500m
72 5.2.1944 9:00 Boston III 1./JG51 93 351 2.000m
73 5.2.1944 9:01 Boston III 1./JG51 93 324 800m
74 5.2.1944 9:02 Boston III 1./JG51 93 345 700m
75 5.2.1944 9:03 Boston III 1./JG51 93 474 1.700m
76 5.2.1944 9:04 Boston III 1./JG51 93 428 1.600m
77 7.7.1944 9:40 B-24 2./JG51 Oschersleben area: 6.500m
78 18.7.1944 10:50 B-17 12./JG3 30km SE Memmingen: 7.500m
79 18.7.1944 10:50 B-17 12./JG3 30km SE Memmingen: 7.800m
80 18.7.1944 10:55 P-51 12./JG3 near Kempten: 7.500m
81 27.9.1944 11:06 B-24 15./JG3 Eschwege area
82 27.9.1944 11:06 B-24 15./JG3 Eschwege area
83 27.9.1944 11:07 B-24 15./JG3 Eschwege area
84 28.9.1944 12:50 B-17 15./JG3 W Halberstadt
85 28.9.1944 12:51 B-17 15./JG3 W Halberstadt
86 2.11.1944 12:38 P-51 4./JG3 KD 8.200m
87 18.2.1945   Il-2 Stab IV./JG3  
88 19.2.1945   P-39 Stab IV./JG3  
89 19.2.1945   Yak-3 Stab IV./JG3  
90 3.3.1945 17:10 P-39 Stab IV./JG3  
91 6.3.1945   LaGG-3 Stab IV./JG3  
92 21.3.1945   Il-2 Stab IV./JG3  

Victories : 92
Awards : Ehrenpokal (2 October 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1943)
Ritterkreuz (29 February 1944)
Units : JG51, EJG1, JG3

Web Reference:
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/romm.html

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Oskar Romm

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
15-Jan-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 12.45 07 651
24-Feb-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09.46 44 282
24-Feb-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09.48 44 252
18-Mar-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 3500m 07.11 53 322
20-Apr-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1300m 12.15 64 624
10-Jun-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.20 44 454
05-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
150m 08.55 73 573
05-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 2500m 11.50 63 774
08-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 09.39 63 714
08-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 03.57 63 713
09-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.17 63 563
10-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-3 800m 13.27 63 529
11-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 1500m 03.47 63 587
13-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 13.43 63 242
13-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 14.00 63 256
21-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 500m 18.15 64 811
23-Jul-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 11.37 43 243
01-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 15.15 54 766
01-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 15.18 54 764
02-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 250m 18.34 O Karatschew
02-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 04.20 O Linojewo
02-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 350m 04.22 bd Ort Muchanowa
02-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 04.35 West of Jsemenowka
02-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 04.36 53 492
07-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 50m 08.20 54 844
07-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.24 54 881
14-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 06.26 51 858
14-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 250m 06.28 51 825
14-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 10.50 51 179
14-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 6000m 11.20 Stalina
14-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 800m 13.22 N Krysino
18-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 07.24 E Beslyudovka
18-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 07.25 E Beslyndovka
18-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-1 2800m 06.48 E Kotlyarov
20-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 06.21 SW Akhtryka
20-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 06.19 SW Akhtryka
20-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05.44 SW Akhtryka
20-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 05.43 SW Akhtryka
20-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 850m 05.41 SW Akhtryka
20-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 900m 05.40 SE Akhtryka
21-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14.19 E Peressetschnaya
22-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 06.25 E Perssetschnaya
22-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 07.00 S Giyevka
23-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 13.20 SE Tscherkaskoye
23-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-2 3600m 16.41 E Ossnova
26-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 17.12 41 597
26-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG52 Yak-1 2800m 17.14 41 586
27-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.07 Taranovka
27-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 6000m 13.00 Taranovka
28-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 3500m 11.55 Wrbelura
31-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 18.00 1km W Yelnya
31-Aug-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 18.30 18km E Yelnya
04-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 13.30 35km SW Novograditsche
04-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 13.31 SW Lenkino
04-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1200m 13.32 4km S Wederinki
04-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 13.36 2km S Unbakovo
04-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-2 2500m 17.17 SW Tsofonovo
05-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 3600m 15.29 35 379
06-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 5500m 04.30 2km W Yaroslavek
06-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 1500m 15.14 1km SW Voroshanka
06-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-2   18.12 6km NW Beredina Luika
07-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 800m 16.12 1km E Vilarovka
08-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 800m 07.38 5km NE Rubtofta
08-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 500m 07.47 5km S Kirov
09-Sep-43 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 3800m 18.10 NE Dukhovshchina
05-Feb-44 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 1700m 09.03 93 474
05-Feb-44 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 1600m 09.04 93 428
05-Feb-44 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 700m 09.02 93 345
05-Feb-44 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 800m 09.01 93 324
05-Feb-44 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 09.00 93 351
05-Feb-44 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 08.58 93 329
07-Jul-44 Oskar Romm 2./JG51 B-24 Liberator 6500m 09.40 Raum Oschersleben Kr Sachsen
18-Jul-44 Oskar Romm 12./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7800m 10.50 30km SE Memmingen
18-Jul-44 Oskar Romm 12./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7500m 10.50 30km SE Memmingen
18-Jul-44 Oskar Romm 12./JG3 P-51 Mustang 7500m 10.55 bei Kempten (Bayern)
27-Sep-44 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-24 Liberator 7800m 11.06 MU-MA (SW & SE Eschwege)
27-Sep-44 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-24 Liberator 7800m 11.06 MU-MA (SW & SE Eschwege)
27-Sep-44 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-24 Liberator 7800m 11.07 MU-MA (SW & SE Eschwege)
28-Sep-44 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-17 Fortress 8500m 12.51 JB (W Halberstadt)
28-Sep-44 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-17 Fortress 8500m 12.50 JB (W Halberstadt)
02-Nov-44 Oskar Romm 4./JG3 P-51 Mustang 8200m 12.38 KD
18-Feb-45 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 Il-2      
19-Feb-45 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 P-39 Aircobra      
19-Feb-45 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 Jak-3      
03-Mar-45 Oskar Romm Stav IV./JG3 P-39 Aircobra   17.10  
06-Mar-45 Oskar Romm Stav IV./JG3 LaGG-3      
21-Mar-45 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 Il-2      

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Wilhelm Lemke

Wilhelm Lemke was born on 27 September 1920 at Arnswalde in Neumark. By November 1939, Lemke was serving in the Luftwaffe with the rank of Fahnenjunker. In spring 1941, Lemke was serving with JG3, based on the Eastern front. Oberfahnrich Lemke was assigned to 8./JG3. He claimed two Russian bombers shot down on 26 June for his first victories Lemke had recorded 15 victories, when he was shot down in combat with Russian bombers, sustaining an abdominal injury on 26 August. He made an emergency landing in Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 8245) "Black 7" but the injuries received in this incident required a long stay in hospital. He returned to his unit in mid-February 1942. On 31 March, Lemke recorded his 20th victory. His 30th victory was achieved on 24 June. He claimed four victories on 29 July to take his victory total to 42. On 19 September, Leutnant Lemke was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 59 Victories. However, he was shot down the same day by enemy flak necessitating an emergency landing in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr. 13390) "Yellow 1" with 60% damage 4km west of Gumrak. He was uninjured in the incident. On 11 August 1942, Lemke had been appointed Staffelkapitan of 9./JG3.

By the end of 1942, he had recorded 90 victories, including a Russian LaGG-3 fighter by ramming on 27 December 1942, necessitating an emergency landing at Morosowskaja with Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr.13932) "Yellow 7" sustaining 50% damage, and numerous tanks and military vehicles in ground attacks. He claimed his 100th victory on 16 March 1943. Lemke was afforded two months leave in May 1943. On his return, he recorded his 125th victory on 28 July. In August 1943, III./JG3 was transferred to the Western front to undertake Reichsverteidigung duties. Lemke shot down two USAAF P-47 fighters on 17 August. On 4 November, Lemke was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG3. Hauptmann Lemke was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 338) on 25 November. He recorded his 131st, and last, victory on 30 November when he shot down a P-47.

On 4 December 1943, Lemke was shot down and killed in aerial combat with P-47s of 487th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, USAAF. His Bf 109G-6 W.Nr. 410558 (Black <<+-) crashed at Dodewaard, 18km west Nijmegen.

Wilhelm Lemke is credited with 131 victories. He recorded 125 victories over the Eastern Front, including 28 Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Of his six Western front victories, three were fourengine bombers.

List of aerial victories for Wilhelm Lemke

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 26.6.1941 6:30 SB-3 8./JG3  
2 26.6.1941 6:40 SB-3 8./JG3  
3 27.6.1941 15:20 DB-3 8./JG3  
4 29.6.1941 16:15 DB-3 8./JG3  
5 29.6.1941 19:05 Il-2 8./JG3  
6 12.7.1941 11:50 DB-3 8./JG3  
7 12.7.1941 12:00 DB-3 8./JG3  
8 13.7.1941 6:10 DB-3 8./JG3  
9 15.7.1941 15:07 I-153 8./JG3  
10 16.7.1941 17:35 RZ 8./JG3  
11 17.7.1941 16:12 DB-3 8./JG3  
12 25.7.1941 18:20 I-153 8./JG3  
13 25.7.1941 18:40 SB-3 8./JG3  
  9.8.1941   DB-3 8./JG3 not confirmed
14 19.8.1941 9:15 DB-3 8./JG3  
15 22.8.1941 16:15 I-17 8./JG3  
16 3.3.1942 11:17 R-5 8./JG3 SE Staraya Russa
17 13.3.1942 16:17 I-61 8./JG3 3km NW Solobjewo
18 16.3.1942 17:15 R-5 8./JG3 Konjuchowo
19 28.3.1942 16:10 I-61 8./JG3 4km S Ramanschewo
20 31.3.1942 15:10 I-301 8./JG3 Tschertowschina
21 4.4.1942 18:05 MiG-3 8./JG3 4km NW Bjakowo
22 4.4.1942 18:10 MiG-3 8./JG3 2km N Jermakowo
23 4.4.1942 18:15 MiG-3 8./JG3  
24 5.4.1942 13:10 I-61 8./JG3 3km S Meshinski
25 6.4.1942 10:10 I-61 8./JG3 2km S Komarovo
26 19.5.1942 16:45 MiG-1 8./JG3 N Korunschenyan
27 27.5.1942 4:15 Il-2 8./JG3 3km S Chuguyev
28 28.5.1942 8:21 I-15 8./JG3 NE Izyum
29 24.6.1942 18:13 Yak-4 8./JG3 NE Schtschignoye
30 24.6.1942 18:17 MiG-3 8./JG3 SE St Tschmenissowo
31 24.6.1942 18:18 MiG-3 8./JG3 ESE St Tschmenissowo
32 26.6.1942 8:52 Il-2 8./JG3  
33 26.6.1942 8:55 Il-2 8./JG3  
34 2.7.1942 6:50 MiG-3 8./JG3  
35 8.7.1942 13:27 MiG-1 8./JG3  
36 27.7.1942 18:15 LaGG-3 8./JG3 NE Kalatsch
37 28.7.1942 9:07 LaGG-3 8./JG3 NE Kalatsch
38 28.7.1942 9:20 LaGG-3 8./JG3 E Kalatsch
39 29.7.1942 4:02 LaGG-3 8./JG3 SW Kalatsch
40 29.7.1942 17:45 Il-2 8./JG3 Tschinskaya
41 29.7.1942 17:50 Il-2 8./JG3 SW Loschhi
42 29.7.1942 18:10 LaGG-3 8./JG3 E Chir River
43 31.7.1942 15:55 LaGG-3 8./JG3 N Kabovska
44 13.8.1942 17:45 Il-2 8./JG3 W Warzionowsky
45 13.8.1942 18:05 Il-2 8./JG3 S Wartjatscht
46 21.8.1942 17:38 LaGG-3 8./JG3 N Zazza
47 21.8.1942 17:43 LaGG-3 8./JG3 E Zazza
48 21.8.1942 17:55 LaGG-3 8./JG3 N Zazza
49 23.8.1942 15:10 MiG-1 8./JG3 E Tsredujaja
50 25.8.1942 11:15 Il-2 8./JG3 40 873
51 28.8.1942 6:30 I-180 8./JG3 Stalingrad
52 30.8.1942 9:22 Il-2 8./JG3 NE Radkova
53 30.8.1942 9:25 Il-2 8./JG3 SW Dawigdowa
54 30.8.1942 17:00 MiG-3 8./JG3 SW Tundutov
55 30.8.1942 17:05 MiG-3 8./JG3 N Tundutov
56 6.9.1942 16:55 MiG-3 8./JG3 2km WSW Sudenaya
57 7.9.1942 17:15 I-153 8./JG3 15km N Stalingrad
58 8.9.1942 5:55 Yak-1 8./JG3 6km W Achtuba
59 11.9.1942 10:45 Il-2 8./JG3 4km N Stalingrad
60 13.9.1942 12:35 MiG-3 8./JG3 20km NE Stalingrad
61 16.9.1942 9:30 MiG-3 8./JG3 12km E Stalingrad
62 18.9.1942 5:44 Il-2 8./JG3 6km E Kotluban
63 22.9.1942 11:30 MiG-3 8./JG3 SE Kolobovka
64 28.9.1942 5:35 MiG-3 8./JG3 5km NNW Akhtuba
65 28.9.1942 5:40 Il-2 8./JG3 3km E Stalingrad
66 2.10.1942 7:28 MiG-3 8./JG3 12km NE Solyanoy
67 6.10.1942 15:20 La-5 8./JG3 58 753
68 9.10.1942 13:10 MiG-3 8./JG3 18km SW Tsrafimowitch
69 17.10.1942 15:50 MiG-3 8./JG3 12km NE Leminsk
70 20.10.1942 8:45 LaGG-3 8./JG3 8km S Grjasnaya
71 27.10.1942 15:05 MiG-3 8./JG3  
72 1.11.1942 14:35 MiG-3 8./JG3 SE Flugplatz Leninski
73 8.11.1942 7:10 La-5 8./JG3 2km N Flugpl. Akhtuba
74 10.11.1942 10:20 Pe-2 8./JG3 5km SE Kalschalinskaya
75 13.11.1942 11:43 MiG-3 8./JG3 49 261
76 30.11.1942 10:40 MiG-3 9./JG3 10km SE Bokowskaja
77 11.12.1942 13:20 Boston 9./JG3 15km NW Kalatsch
78 12.12.1942 10:30 LaGG-3 9./JG3 6km ENE Tsingnowkino
79 12.12.1942 10:40 LaGG-3 9./JG3 20km WNW Kalatsch
80 13.12.1942 7:15 LaGG-3 9./JG3 4km NW Tschernigev
81 13.12.1942 11:35 R-5 9./JG3 12km E Sety
82 17.12.1942 11:40 Il-2 9./JG3 6km NW Kapminski
83 17.12.1942 11:42 Il-2 9./JG3 8km S Kapminski
84 17.12.1942 11:45 Il-2 9./JG3 3km SE Obgalinowo
85 26.12.1942 7:15 LaGG-3 9./JG3 2km SW Milintinskaya
86 27.12.1942 10:00 LaGG-3 9./JG3 12km NE Milintinskaya
87 27.12.1942 13:32 LaGG-3 9./JG3 8km N Zymla / rammed
88 28.12.1942 11:55 Il-2 9./JG3 9km N Obliskaya
89 31.12.1942 7:12 Il-2 9./JG3 N.E. Morosowskaya
90 31.12.1942 7:40 Il-2 9./JG3 6km W Urjupin
91 10.1.1943 9:35 Yak-4 9./JG3 4km N Goreloff
92 17.1.1943 13:40 LaGG-3 9./JG3 6km N Kamensk
93 10.2.1943 14:20 Boston 9./JG3 15km N Artemorsk
94 11.2.1943 10:35 Boston 9./JG3 12km E Kramortskaya
95 27.2.1943 7:40 La-5 9./JG3 8km W Juchevka
96 28.2.1943 13:43 MiG-3 9./JG3 15km S Iszyum
97 28.2.1943 13:47 LaGG-3 9./JG3 20km S Iszyum
98 13.3.1943 11:15 Il-2 9./JG3 30km SE Location
99 13.3.1943 11:17 R-5 9./JG3 25km SE Location
100 16.3.1943 14:10 LaGG-3 9./JG3 18 214
101 31.5.1943 8:12 Il-2 9./JG3 79 431
102 31.5.1943 8:14 Il-2 9./JG3 79 294
103 31.5.1943 8:19 LaGG-3 9./JG3 79 173
104 2.6.1943 13:50 La-5 9./JG3 W Kursk
105 10.6.1943 8:20 LaGG-3 9./JG3 90 713
106 14.6.1943 14:40 La-5 9./JG3 E Kupyansk
107 14.6.1943 14:45 La-5 9./JG3 SW Sswatowo
108 15.6.1943 17:32 LaGG-3 9./JG3 W Starobelsk
109 15.6.1943 17:43 LaGG-3 9./JG3 NNE Starobelsk
110 16.6.1943 18:12 La-5 9./JG3 N Starobelsk
  16.6.1943   LaGG-3 9./JG3 not confirmed
111 20.6.1943 3:48 Il-2 9./JG3 NE Yeysk
112 20.6.1943 3:50 Il-2 9./JG3 N Yeysk
  5.7.1943   LaGG-3 9./JG3 not confirmed
  5.7.1943   La-5 9./JG3 not confirmed
113 5.7.1943 13:55 La-5 9./JG3 S Obojany
114 5.7.1943 18:12 Il-2 9./JG3 SW Karotsche
115 5.7.1943 18:30 Il-2 9./JG3 S Belgorod
  5.7.1943   La-5 9./JG3 not confirmed
116 6.7.1943 9:35 La-5 9./JG3 NW Belgorod
117 7.7.1943 12:07 La-5 9./JG3 SW Oboyan
118 7.7.1943 12:15 La-5 9./JG3 SW Prochorovka
119 8.7.1943 12:03 LaGG-3 9./JG3 N Belgorod
120 9.7.1943 5:10 Il-2 9./JG3 E Narvarovka
121 9.7.1943 11:05 La-5 9./JG3 SW Oboyany
122 14.7.1943 15:35 La-5 9./JG3 N Prokhorovka
123 17.7.1943 14:00 La-5 9./JG3 70 811
124 28.7.1943 18:25 Boston 9./JG3 70 871
125 28.7.1943 18:26 LaGG-3 9./JG3 70 873
126 17.8.1943 17:15 P-47 9./JG3 NNE Luttich
127 17.8.1943 17:26 P-47 9./JG3 5km NE Luttich
128 6.9.1943 11:05 B-17 HSS 9./JG3 W Stuttgart
129 14.10.1943 14:39 B-17 9./JG3 20km W Schweinfurt
130 14.10.1943 14:45 B-17 HSS 9./JG3 Schweinfurt
131 30.11.1943 11:25 P-47 II./JG3 Tilburg / P-47 of 352 FG, USAAF

Victories : 131
Awards : Ehrenpokal (3 November 1941)
Ritterkreuz (19 September 1942)
Eichenlaub (25 November 1943)
Units : JG3
Web Reference:
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/lemkew.html

Asisbiz list of aerial victories for Wilhelm Lemke

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
26-Jun-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 SB-3   6:40  
26-Jun-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 SB-3   6:30  
27-Jun-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   15:20  
29-Jun-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   16:15  
29-Jun-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Il-2   19:05  
13-Jul-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   6:10  
15-Jul-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-153   15:07  
16-Jul-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 RZ   17:35  
17-Jul-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   16:12  
25-Jul-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-153   18:20  
25-Jul-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 SB-3   18:40  
19-Aug-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   9:15  
22-Aug-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-17   16:15  
08-Sep-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3      
07-Dec-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   11:50  
07-Dec-41 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 DB-3   12:00  
03-Mar-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 R-5 Low Level 11.17 SE Staraya Russa
13-Mar-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-61 200m 16.17 3km NW Solobjewo
16-Mar-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 R-5 Low Level 17.15 Konjuchowo
28-Mar-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-61 100m 16.10 4km S Ramanschewo
31-Mar-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-301 300m 15.10 Tschertowschina
04-Apr-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 300m 18.10 2km N Jermakowo
04-Apr-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3   18.15  
04-Apr-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 2500m 18.05 4km NW Bjakowo
05-Apr-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-61 200m 13.10 3km S Meshinski
06-Apr-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-61   10.10  
06-Apr-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-61 300m 10.10 2km S Komarovo
19-May-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-1 200m 16.45 N Korunschenyan
27-May-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 04.15 3km S Chuguyev
28-May-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-15 Rata 40m 08.21 NE Izyum
24-Jun-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Yak-4 2000m 18.13 NE Schtschignoye
24-Jun-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 1800m 18.17 SE St Tschmenissowo
24-Jun-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 1500m 18.18 ESE St Tschmenissowo
26-Jun-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.52  
26-Jun-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.55  
02-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3   06.50  
08-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-1   13.27  
27-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 18.15 NE Kalatsch
28-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 1800m 09.07 NE Kalatsch
28-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 500m 09.20 E Kalatsch
29-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 17.50 SW Loschhi
29-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 2500m 18.10 E Chir River (Kalatsch)
29-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 17.45 Tschinskaya
29-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 2800m 04.02 SW Kalatsch
31-Jul-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 500m 15.55 N Kabovska
13-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 17.45 West of Warzionowsky
13-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 18.05 S Wartjatscht (sic)
21-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG 100m 17.55 N Zazza
21-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 1200m 17.38 N Zazza
21-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 600m 17.43 o Zazza
23-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-1 1800m 15.10 Tsredujaja - O
25-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 11.15 40 873
28-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-180 3000m 06.30 Stalingrad
30-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 09.22 NE Radkova
30-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 09.25 SW Dawigdowa
30-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 500m 17.00 SW Tundutov
30-Aug-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 80m 17.05 N Tundutov
06-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 800m 16.55 2km WSW Sudenaya
07-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 I-153   17.15 15km N Stalingrad
08-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Yak-1 800m 05.55 6km W Achtuba
11-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 10.45 4km N Stalingrad
13-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 2000m 12.35 20km NE Stalingrad
16-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 1200m 09.30 12km ostw Stalingrad
18-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 05.44 6km ostw Kotluban
22-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 100m 11.30 SE Kolobovka
28-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 500m 05.35 5km NNW Akhtuba
28-Sep-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
700m 05.40 3km ostw Stalingrad
02-Oct-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 Low Level 07.28 12km NE Solyanoy
06-Oct-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 La-5 400m 15.20 58 753
09-Oct-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 800m 13.10 18km SW Tsrafimowitch
17-Oct-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 2500m 15.50 12km NE Leminsk
20-Oct-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 LaGG-3 500m 08.45 8km S Grjasnaya
01-Nov-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 20m 14.35 SudEast of Flugplatz Leninsk
08-Nov-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 La-5 100m 07.10 2km N Flugpl Akhtuba
10-Nov-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 Pe-2 7500m 10.20 5km SE Kalschalinskaya
13-Nov-42 Wilhelm Lemke 8./JG3 MiG-3 300m 11.43 49 261
30-Nov-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 MiG-3 800m 10.40 10km SE Bokowskaja
11-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 A-20 Boston III 5300m 13.20 15km NW Kalatsch
12-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 4500m 10.30 6km ENE Tsingnowkino
12-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 Low Level 10.40 20km WNW Kalatsch
13-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 300m 07.15 4km NW Tschernigev
13-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 R-5 50m 11.35 12km E Sety
17-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 11.40 6km NW Kapminski
17-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 11.42 8km S Kapminski
17-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11.45 3km SE Obgalinowo
26-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 800m 07.15 2km SW Milintinskaya
27-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3   10.00 12km NE Milintinskaya
27-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 13.32 8km N Zymla
28-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 11.55 9km N Obliskaya
31-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 07.12 NE Morosowskaya
31-Dec-42 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 07.40 6km W Urjupin
10-Jan-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Yak-4 1500m 09.35 4km N Goreloff
17-Jan-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 300m 13.40 6km N Kamensk
10-Feb-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 A-20 Boston 2000m 14.20 15km North of Artemorsk
11-Feb-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 A-20 Boston 7000m 10.35 12km E Kramortskaya
27-Feb-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5   07.40 8km W Juchevka
28-Feb-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 MiG-3   13.43 15km S Iszyum
28-Feb-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 500m 13.47 20km S Iszyum
13-Mar-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 11.15 30km SE Location
13-Mar-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 R-5 500m 11.17 25km SE Location
16-Mar-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 1800m 14.10 18 214
31-May-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 18.12 79 431
31-May-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 200m 08.14 79 294
31-May-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 1200m 08.19 79 173
02-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 4000m 13.50 West of Kursk
10-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 2300m 08.20 90 713
14-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 2000m 14.40 E Kupyansk
14-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 3000m 14.45 SW SSWatowo
15-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 17.32 West of Starobelsk
15-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 17.43 NNE Starobelsk
16-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 4000m 18.12 North of Starobelsk
20-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 03.48 NE Yeysk
20-Jun-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 03.50 North of Yeysk
05-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 3000m 13.55 South of Obojany
05-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
3000m 18.12 SW Korotsche
05-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 18.30 South of Belgorod
06-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 600m 09.35 NW Belgorod
07-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 4000m 12.15 SW Prochorovka
07-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 3000m 12.07 SW Oboyan
08-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 2000m 12.03 N Belgorod
09-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 1500m 11.05 SW Oboyany
09-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 05.10 E Narvarovka
14-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 3500m 15.35 N Prokhorovka
17-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-5 1500m 14.00 70 811
28-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 LaGG-3 3000m 18.26 70 873
28-Jul-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 A-20 Boston 6000m 18.25 70 871
17-Aug-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 9000m 17.15 NNE Luttich (Liege)
17-Aug-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 9000m 17.26 5km NE Luttich (Liege)
06-Sep-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 6000m 11.05 West of Stuttgart
14-Oct-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 6500m 14.45 Schweinfurt
14-Oct-43 Wilhelm Lemke 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.39 20km W Schweinfurt
30-Nov-43 Wilhelm Lemke Stab II./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 9000m 11.25 KL-8 (Tilburg)

Knights Cross

Alfred Surau

List of 50 aerial victories Alfred Surau

Awards: DK-G(8/31/43), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6/R6 WNr 18807 'Yellow 6+I' (lost 10/14/43)

Remarks: KIA 14 October, 1943, when, after downing a B-17, his 46th victory, he was hit by return fire from the crippled AC, and bailed out west of Schweinfurt, badly injured. He died later that same day in a hospital at Wertheim. He achieved his 1st victory on the Eastern front on 28 February, 1943. 41 victories in the East. A P-39 on 17 April, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 April, 1943. Two Il-2's on 27 April, 1943. A LaGG-5 in the Krassnye-Liman area on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 NW of Schipilowka and a LaGG-3 S of Kabanje, both on 21 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 N of Serebrjanka on 13 June, 1943. Two LaGG-5's, one E of Kupyansk, the other NW of Torskaja on 14 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 W of Bataysk on 19 June, 1943. Four Soviet victories around Belgorod on 5 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3's on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 SW of Prochorovka on 10 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 SW of Prochorovka and an Il-2 E of Belgorod on 12 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3's and two Il-2's near Izyum on 18 July, 1943. His 44th, a B-17 15 km southwest of Feldkirch, 1 October, 1943. His 45th, the same day, a B-17 near Landquart Switzerland, 1 October, 1943. His 46th, a B-17 at Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943.

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
17-Apr-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09.23  
23-Apr-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 09.20 12km South Location
27-Apr-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 04.50 88 13
27-Apr-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 04.53 88 16
07-May-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 4000m 08.08 79 722
21-May-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 3500m 18.10 S Kabanje
21-May-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 500m 09.27 NW Schipilowka
13-Jun-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3   15.15 N sserebrjanka
14-Jun-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 2500m 14.50 NW Torskaja
14-Jun-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 3500m 14.42 E Kupyansk
19-Jun-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 5000m 06.50 West of Bataysk
19-Jun-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 5000m 06.52 West of Bataysk
05-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
700m 18.58 South of Belgorod
05-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 1000m 10.40 North of Tomarewka
05-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 MiG-1 1000m 14.05 East of Tomarewka
05-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 1800m 14.30 NW Belgorod
06-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 12.20 SW Prokhorovka
07-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 2800m 16.05 S Prochorovka
07-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 4500m 12.05 SW Prochorovka
10-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 19.13 SW Prochorovka
12-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 12.50 E Belgorod
12-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 800m 06.35 SW Prochorovka
14-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 2800m 17.50 S Oboyany
17-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Pe-2 1200m 04.20 NE Kuybyshevo
18-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 700m 12.05 5km SE Petrovskaya
18-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 18.35 70 794
18-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 18.37 9km SE Izyum
18-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 800m 12.00 5km SE Petrovskaya
19-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 12.15 88 253
19-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 12.20 88 422
21-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
250m 09.48 11km NNW Slavyansk
21-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 17.35 20km NW Slavyansk
21-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 A-20 Boston 3000m 09.40 10km N Slavyansk
21-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 17.37 15km N Slavyansk
21-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 09.45 11km N Slavyansk
22-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 09.50 21km NW Slavyansk
22-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 2000m 17.05 9km N Slavyansk
23-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 2500m 19.15 21km SE Izyum
24-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 3000m 17.10 19km N Slavyansk
25-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-5 100m 15.27 79 212
30-Jul-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 LaGG-3 1000m 08.35 2km SE Kubyshevo
06-Sep-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 7500m 11.32 SE Berlin
06-Sep-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss   11.32  
01-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 4000m 13.33 15km SW Feldkirch
01-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 3700m 13.40 Landquart (Switzerland)
01-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 4000m 13.33 15km SW Feldkirch
01-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 3700m 13.40 Landquart (Switzerland)
14-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7200m 14.38 Schweinfurt
14-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 Dogfight   WiA B-17 Dogfight B Wertheim
14-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 7200m 14.38 Schweinfurt
14-Oct-43 Alfred Surau 9./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7200m 14.38 Schweinfurt

Luftwaffe Badge

Martin Müller

Units: 12./JG-3

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109

Remarks: One known victory, a B-24 over southern Italy on 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 over the Naples area, 20 August, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. Another, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. This may be the Martin Müller, who earlier (7/42) served in II/JG-5 in Norway.

Asisbiz Database of 4 aerial victories for Martin Muller

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Monday, August 16, 1943 Martin Muller 12./JG3 B-24 Liberator 5500m 12:53 42-40664 B-24D Liberator 376BG515BS Teggie Ann mission to Foggia Italy. Crashed at Melfi Italy
Friday, August 20, 1943 Martin Muller 12./JG3 Lightning 4500m 13:24 41 272 (Naples Raum)
Monday, August 30, 1943 Martin Muller 12./JG3 P-38 Lightning 600m 12:19 31 348 (Ischia area)
Friday, September 03, 1943 Martin Muller 12./JG3 B-24D Liberator 4200m 13:49 43/8/6/3

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 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Fledgling Eagles: Luftwaffe Training Aircraft 1933-1945 (Classic Colours) by Barry Ketley ISBN-13: 978-1906537050 ISBN-10: 1906537054
  • Jagdwaffe: The Mediterranean 1942-1943, Vol. 4 (Luftwaffe Colours) First Edition by Jean-louis Roba (Author), Martin Pegg (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1903223352 ISBN-10: 1903223350
  • Jagdwaffe: The Mediterranean 1943-1945- Volume 4, Section 4 (Luftwaffe Colours) by Jean-Louis Roba (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1903223376 ISBN-10: 1903223377
  • Jadgwaffe: The War in Russia January - October 1942 (Luftwaffe Colours, Vol. 3, Section 4) by Erik Mombeek (Author), Christer Bergström (Author), Martin Pegg (Contributor) ISBN-13: 978-1903223239 ISBN-10: 1903223237
  • Jagdwaffe: Barbarossa, June-December 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours, Vol. 3, Section 2) by Eric Mombeek (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1903223215 ISBN-10: 1903223210
  • Messershcmitt Bf 109s Over the Mediterranean. Part 1 (Mini Topcolors) Paperback – June, 2013 by Maciej Goralczyk (Author), Arkadiusz Wrobel (Author)
  • BF 109 G/K: v. 2 (Monographs) Paperback – December 15, 2009 by Krzysztof Janowicz (Author)
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109F (Top Colors Series KG15019) Paperback – March, 2011 by Maciej Góralczyk (Author)
  • Luftwaffe Over Sevastopol (Air Battles) Paperback – January, 2010 by Marek Murawski (Author)
  • Luftwaffe over the Far North Part 1 (Minitopcolors) Paperback – February, 2013 by Maciej Góralczyk (Author)

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

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