Stab Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - Stab JG5

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - Stab I./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6AS/U2 Stab I/JG5 <<+ flown by Theodor Weissenberger Montdidier, France June 1944

Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - Stab II./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Stab II./JG5 M+- flown by Maj. Horst Carganico Alakurtti, Finland March 1944.

Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - Stab III./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 (late) Stab III./JG5 Finland and Norway 1944-1945. Pilot was Group Commander Oblt. Franz Dorr

Bf.109G-6 Unit: IV/JG 5 Serial: (( W.Nr.411960 Pilot - CO of III/JG 5 Capt.Franz Dorr, Gossen airfield, May 1945. Note 122 White victories markings on the rudder. Gossa is an island in Aukra Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The island encompasses most of the municipality and has a ferry connection from Aukrasanden across the Julsundet strait to Hollingen on the mainland.

Artist: © Herbert Kruse Source: 'Luftwaffe im Focus - Spezial'. Edition 2/2006. c Luftfahrtverlag-Start, Bad Zwischenahm - Inh. Axel Urbanke - 2006. ISBN 3-9811042-0-X - 978-3-9811042-0-2

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab III./JG5 (1+o based at Petsamo in Finland Winter 1943

Stab IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - Stab IV./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab IV./JG5 (I+3 Green 3 transferred from Denmark to Norway in March 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab IV./JG5 (II+1 Green 1 transferred from Denmark to Norway in March 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab IV./JG5 (II+1 Green 2 transferred from Denmark to Norway in March 1943

Stab V. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - Stab V./JG5

Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 of 3./JG5 White 4+~ WNr. 13470 was damaged in an dogfight over Kirkenes Norway Autumn 1944

II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - II./JG5

6./JG5 Emblem

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 6./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6./JG5 (Y3+-) Rudolf Muller Finland Mar 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6./JG5 (Y12+-) Heinrich Ehrler Staffelkapitan Finland Mar 1943

Profile Source Mark Styling http://www.markstyling.com/index.htm

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG5 flown by Ofw. Rudolf Muller Finland April 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG5 (Y3+-) Rudolf Muller WNr 14810 Finland 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG5 (Y4+-) Theodor Weissenberger Petsamo 1942-43

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 8./JG5 (Yellow 5+-) Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze Petsamo, Finland 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG5 Yellow (10+-) W.Nr 14800 was flown by Feldwebel Hans Döbric Finland 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109G2 6./JG5 yellow (10+-) Hans Dobrich Finland 19433 00
Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109G JG5.6 (Y10+) Hans Dobrich Finland 1943
Photo 01: Bf 109G2 6./JG5 yellow (10+-) Hans Dobrich Finland 1943 01

Photo 01: Pilots 6./JG5 Hans Dobrich (L) and Albert Brunner (R) with Bf-109G2 6.JG5 (Y10+) Alakurtti Finland 1943

Source: Lufftwaffe at War 18 - Luftwaffe Over Finland

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 6./JG5 Yellow 12 Hptm. Heinrich Erhler winter 1943-44

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109G 6./JG5 (Y12+-) Heinrich Ehrler Sktz EN+EL WNr 14810 Finland June 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6.JG5 (Y12+ ) Heinrich Ehrler EN+EL WNr 14810 Finland Aug 1943 0A

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6.JG5 (Y12+ ) Heinrich Ehrler EN+EL WNr 14810 Finland Aug 1943. Petsamo, Finland, Summer 1943. On 18th August 1943 Ehler claimed double victory near Louchi when he flew this aircraft. Camouflage: RLM 74/75/76 with spots of RLM 02 on the fuselage sides.

Artist: © Arkadiusz Wrobel Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G/K" by Krzysztof Janowicz. Vol.III. Oficyna Wydawnicza KAGERO. ISBN 83-890880-92-4

Pilots JG5 Schuck+Dorr+Ehrler+Norz 01 From left to right: Walter Schuck (206 v., RK-EL), Franz Dorr (128 v., RK), Heinrich Ehrler and Jakob Norz (117 v., RK) in front of a Bf 109G-6.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG5 (Yellow 13+-) based at Petsamo 1942-43

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG5 White 10 based at Salmijavi Finland May 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG5 White 11 based at Salmijavi Finland May 1943

III./JG5 emblem

III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - III./JG5

7./JG5 Emblem7./JG5 Emblem

7 Staffel III gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 7./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 7./JG5 (W4+I) Theodor Weissenberger Staffelkapitan Finland July 1943

Profile Source Mark Styling http://www.markstyling.com/index.htm

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 7./JG5 (Red 7+-) Gunter Eichhorn Petsamo, Finland 1943

Profiles and Photo Data:Airworthy D-FWME

8./JG5 Emblem

8 Staffel III gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 8./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG5 piloted by Oberleutnant Kurt Schulze Petsamo Finland during 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG5 Black 4 Unteroffizier Rudolf 'Rudi' Linz based at Alakurtti Finland 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG5 Black 8 flown by Fw. Jakob Norz Petsamo 1943

Source: Lufftwaffe at War 18 - Luftwaffe Over Finland

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 8./JG5 Black 10 Petsamo airfield Finland summer 1943

Source: Artist: © Arkadiusz Wrobel Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G/K" by Krzysztof Janowicz. Vol.III. Oficyna Wydawnicza KAGERO. ISBN 83-890880-92-4

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG5 Black 14 Unteroffizier Rudolf Mayer based at Alakurtti Finland 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG5 (Black 14+o) Rudolf Meyer Petsamo Finland 1943

9 Staffel III gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 9./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG5 (Y14+o) Petsamo Finland 1943

Photo: Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 9./JG5 (Y14+o) in the crowd Petsamo Finland 1943.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG5 (Y10+o) flown by Hans-Hermann Schmidt Petsamo Finland 1943

Photo: Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 9./JG5 (Y10+o) flown by Hans-Hermann Schmidt Petsamo Finland 1943. This maybe Bf 109G22 Werk Nr 14799 Yellow 10 if so it was in this aircraft Hptm. Hans-Hermann Schmidt met his demise on the 11th Jan 1944 while with 9./JG 5 he was shot down by flak over Rybachiy Peninsula and was KIA.

IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - V./JG5

10 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 10./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 IV./JG5 White 4+~ Karl Heinz 'Charly' Koch based at Trondheim-Lade in Norway Summer 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 of IV./JG5 White 4+~ WNr. 13470 was damaged in an dogfight over Kirkenes Norway Autumn 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG5 (Black 2+o) Norway-Finland 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG5 Black 3 based at Gossen, Norway till May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG5 Black 10 based at Gossen, Norway till May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG5 White 9 flown by Walter Schuck Petsamo Finland 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 10./JG5 White 1+ Norwary 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Flugzeug Classic 2010-01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 late 10./JG5 White 3+~ Norwary 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 late 10./JG5 White 5+~ Norwary 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 late 10./JG5 White 9+~ Norwary 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 late 10./JG5 White 12+~ Norwary 1944

11 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 11./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 11./JG5 Yellow 3 Rudolf Rudi Linz Norway Aug 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 11./JG5 Yellow 3 Hans Günther Heep crash landed Stordalen Sweden 15th Nov 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 11./JG5 Yellow 8 Fw. Jakob Norz WNr. 412199 Petsamo spring 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 11./JG5 Yellow 13 Georg Ecke crash landed Kutjaure Sweden 15th Nov 1944

12 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 12./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 IV./JG5 (Y3+) Günter Seraphim WNr 14649 Norway 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Flugzeug Classic 2010-10

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 12./JG5 Red (10+o) Gossen 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 12./JG5 Yellow (15+o) Gossen 1943

V. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - V./JG5

13 Staffel V. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 13./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 13./JG5 White 3 based at Gossen, Norway till May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109G 13./JG5 (W4+~) Gossen Norwary 1944

14 Staffel V. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 14./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 Yellow 4 unknown pilot, of 15./JG5 Lister, Norway May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 late 10./JG5 Black 2+~ Norway 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 late 10./JG5 Black 6+~ Norway 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 late 10./JG5 Black 8+~ Norway 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 late 10./JG5 Black 10+~ Norway 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS 14./JG5 Black (10+~) Helmut Neumann Staffelkapitan Stavanger, Sola, Norway 1944

16 Staffel V. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - 16./JG5

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 Erla 16./JG5 Blue 8+~ unknown pilot Stavanger Sola Jan 1945 RLM747576

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 16./JG5 (Blue 8+~) Heinz Halstrick Stavanger Sola Airfield Norway 1944

Profiles and Photo Data: One of the nice Bf-109 G14 belonging the 16th Fighter Wing of JG5 based at Stavanger-Sola, Norway till May 1945. This plane sports a very nice personal emblem with the code of arms from the city of Cologne in Germany's Rhineland and the saying 'Kolle alaaf', which is a used during the carnival period in Germany, especially here from Cologne! Camouflage based on RLM 74, 75, 76 with the blue wave marking of the 16th Fighter wing belonging to the IV. Group of JG5.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 16./JG5 (Blue 11+~) Stavanger-Sola, Norway 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS 16./JG5 Blue(17+~) Hans Schüler Stavanger, Sola, Norway 1944

 
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Knights Cross

Horst Carganico

Horst Carganico was born on 27 September 1917 at Breslau. He was the son of General der Flieger, Victor Carganico. Horst joined the Luftwaffe in 1937 as a Fahnenjunker. He learned to fly at pilot school at Berlin-Johannisthal. At the outbreak of World War 2, Carganico was serving as Technical Officer on the staff of JG1. From spring 1940, he served as Adjutant of II./JG77. He served in Norway with this unit arriving there on 11 April 1940. He gained his first victory on 21 June 1940 when he claimed a RAF Hereford near Bergen. He had, in fact, shot down a RAF Beaufort attempting to bomb the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst near Bergen. Several victories followed before II./JG77 was transferred to the Channel Coast on 9 November 1940. He claimed his fifth victory on 30 November, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim bomber. A promotion to Oberleutnant occurred around this time. Carganico was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG77 on 1 January 1941 and joined the unit operating from Sola, Norway. He transferred with the unit to Kirkenes in May 1941. He then served as Staffelkapitän with JGzbV which was formed from 1., 14. and 15./JG77. On 25 July, he claimed a Russian flying boat shot down. Carganico was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 25 September for achieving 27 victories: only the second fighter pilot in the north to do so (first was Hugo Dahmer). In January 1942 I./JGzbV was incorporated into JG5 as I./JG5.

I./JG5 was renamed 6./JG5 in March 1942. Carganico retained leadership of the Staffel through these changes. In spring 1942, he claimed 23 victories in the six weeks to the end of June. Hauptmann Carganico was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG5 in April 1942. Carganico suffered engine failure in Bf-109F-4 (W.Nr. 10256) on 22 July necessitating a forced landing at Murovskij. He returned to his unit the next day.

On 12 August, Carganico was part of a Schwarm escorting a reconnaisance Fw 189 over the Liza front and Murmansk. The formation was intercepted by Russian fighters and in the ensuing combat Carganico's aircraft received hits. The damage was sufficient to force an emergency landing in Bf-109F-4 (W.Nr. 10132) near Motovsk. He evaded capture and returned safely to his unit the next day.

On 26 March 1944 Hauptmann Carganico was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG5 participating in the Reichsverteidigung. Following aerial combat with USAAF B-17 four-engined bombers on 27 May 1944, he was killed when Bf 109G-5 (W.Nr. 110087) crashed into the ground after hitting high tension cables while Carganico was attempting to make a forced landing near Chevry, France.

Horst Carganico shot down 60 enemy aircraft in about 600 missions. He recorded six victories over the Western front.
Victories: 60
Awards: Knight`s Cross
Units: JG77, JGz.b.v., JG5

Asisbiz database of 12 out of 60 aerial victories for Horst Carganico

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
21-Jun-40 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG77 Hampden   16.24 West of Hardanger-Fjord
09-Jul-40 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG77 Blenheim   10.08 NW of Stavanger
09-Jul-40 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG77 Blenheim   09.58 NW of Stavanger
14-Oct-40 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG77 Hudson   15.14  
30-Nov-40 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG77 Blenheim   08.25 14km SE Morlaix
04-Jan-41 Horst Carganico 5./JG77 Blenheim Low Level 50m   Brest Raum 50m
24-May-41 Horst Carganico 1./JG77 Beaufort   12.53 30km NNW Stavanger
08-Dec-43 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG5 R-5 10m 09.46 96 216
08-Dec-43 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG5 LaGG-5 500m 11.45 E Nevel
15-Dec-43 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG5 P-40 Kittyhawk 2000m 09.49 35 Ost/07 711
15-Feb-44 Horst Carganico Stab II./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 12.06 99 688
10-May-44 Horst Carganico Stab I./JG5 Mosquito   11.30 35km SW Wiener Neustadt

Knights Cross

Franz Dorr

Franz Dorr was born on 10 February 1913 at Mannheim. During 1939-1940, Dorr served as a reconnaisance pilot in Poland and over the Western front. In spring 1941, Feldwebel Dorr was transferred to 1.(Erg.)/JG3, based in Holland. He claimed his first victory on 29 September 1941, when he shot down a RAF Wellington twin-engine bomber. On 1 January 1942, 1.(Erg.)/JG3 was redesignated 7./JG5 and relocated to the Northern front. By the end of 1942, Dorr had raised his victory total to 12. He recorded his 20th victory on 18 August 1943. Dorr was appointed Staffelkapitan of 7./JG5 on 14 September 1943. By the end of 1943, Dorr had increased his victory total to 37. May 1944 was to see Dorr begin an amazing series of victories: six victories on 16 May, four on 25 May, five on 26 May, four on 15 June, eight on 17 June, five on 27 June, seven on 28 June, five on 4 July and four on 17 July. Oberleutnant Dorr was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 19 August for 99 victories. On 1 August 1944, Dorr was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG5. He claimed six victories on 23 August to record his 100th through 106th victories. In October, Dorr claimed 22 Russian aircraft shot down, including six on 9 October and five on 21 October. Dorr survived the war but died on 13 October 1972 at Konstanz.

Franz Dorr was credited with 128 victories in 437 missions. He recorded one victory over the Western front. Included in his victory total are 16 Il-2 Sturmoviks

List of aerial victories of 128 for Franz Dorr

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 29.9.1941 - Wellington 1.(Erg.)/JG3  
? 9.5.1942 18:20 Hurricane 7./JG5  
? 15.5.1942 18:11 Hurricane 7./JG5  
? 28.5.1942 21:38 Hurricane 7./JG5  
? 19.7.1942 10:03 P-40 7./JG5 Schonguy
12 31.12.1942 - E/a 7./JG5  
? I.1943 - Pe-2 7./JG5  
? I.1943 - Pe-2 7./JG5  
? I.1943 - Pe-2 7./JG5  
? 4.7.1943 22:09 Boston 7./JG5 37 Ost/10161
20 18.8.1943 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 23.8.1943 - Pe-2 7./JG5 E Fischerhals
? 23.8.1943 - P-40 7./JG5 W Nawolok
? 28.8.1943 - Hurricane 7./JG5 N Fischerhalbinsel
? 2.9.1943 - P-40 7./JG5 N Purmanki Bucht
? 14.9.1943 - Il-2 7./JG5 N Petsamo Bucht
? 14.9.1943 - Il-2 7./JG5 S Insel Heinasaarst
? 14.9.1943 - P-40 7./JG5 NE Kutowara
? 18.9.1943 - Pe-2 7./JG5 Motka Bucht
? 13.10.1943 - Hampden 7./JG5 SE Kiberg
? 13.10.1943 13:10 P-39 7./JG5 SE Kiberg
? 19.10.1943 - Il-2 7./JG5 N Fischerhalbinsel
? 19.10.1943 - P-40 7./JG5 N Fischerhalbinsel
? 3.11.1943 13:40 P-40 7./JG5  
? 25.11.1943 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 25.11.1943 - E/a 7./JG5  
37 end 1943 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 16.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 16.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 16.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 16.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 16.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 16.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 25.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 25.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 25.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 25.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 26.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 26.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 26.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 26.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 26.5.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 15.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 15.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 15.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 15.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 27.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 27.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 27.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 27.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 27.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 28.6.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 4.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 4.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 4.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 4.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 4.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
? 17.7.1944 - E/a 7./JG5  
100 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
101 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
102 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
103 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
104 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
105 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
106 23.8.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 9.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 9.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 9.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 9.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 9.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 9.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 21.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 21.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 21.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 21.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  
? 21.10.1944 - E/a Stab III./JG5  

Victories : 128
Awards : Ehrenpokal (28 February 1944)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (20 March 1944)
Ritterkreuz (19 August 1944)
Units : JG3, JG5
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/dorr.html

Asisbiz Database of aerial victories of 128 for Franz Dorr

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
09-May-42 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Hurricane   18.20  
15-May-42 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Hurricane   18.11  
28-May-42 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Hurricane   21.38  
19-Jul-42 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Tomahawk 3000m 10.03 Schonguy (Murmansk)
09-Sep-42 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 6000-6500m 10.39 36 Ost 3058
31-Dec-42 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4200-4500m 10.45 37 Ost/3077
23-Jan-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Pe-2 50m 12.02 10 114
23-Jan-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Pe-2 30m 12.07 11 784
05-Feb-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Pe-2 10m 12.10 10 233
13-Mar-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Hurricane 150-200m 12.02 11 790
29-Apr-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 50m 03.41 37 Ost/2913
04-Jul-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston 20m 22.09 37 Ost/1016l
22-Jul-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Hurricane 1200m 23.01 37 Ost/RC-3i
18-Aug-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 12.32 West of Eina-Guba
18-Aug-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 600m 14.44 S Eina-Guba
18-Aug-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Kittyhawk 300m 14.53 E Eina-Guba
23-Aug-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Pe-2 2500m 04.49 37 Ost/SE-1b
23-Aug-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Kittyhawk   04.58 37 Ost/SF-3c
28-Aug-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Hurricane 1500m 12.34 37 Ost/RD-39
02-Sep-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Kittyhawk 600m 17.39 37 Ost/RC-2a
14-Sep-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 100m 18.49 37 Ost/SC-42t
14-Sep-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 18.38 37 Ost/RC-51a
14-Sep-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
700m 18.41 37 Ost/RC-46f
18-Sep-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Pe-2 2000m 12.06 37 Ost/SC-1h
25-Nov-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 150m 12.02 20km W Murmansk
25-Nov-43 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.58 3km SE Pon-Jawr-See UE-83
02-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 50m 16.41 37 Ost/AD-63c
02-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 30m 16.43 37 Ost/AE-46d
12-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 14.20 37 Ost/TF-53c
17-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 18.43 37 Ost/RD-83h
23-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 100m 10.25 37 Ost/PC-51c
23-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 100m 10.42 37 Ost/PC-28c
23-Apr-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 10.46 37 Ost/PC-59g
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.12 37 Ost S/QD-63c
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 21.48 37 Ost S/QB-93c
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 21.48 37 Ost S/QB-13c
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
80m 21.47 37 Ost S/QB-89a
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 30m 21.45 37 Ost S/QB-771
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 30m 21.44 37 Ost S/QB-41c
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 100m 19.16 37 Ost S/QE-42g
16-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 19.17 37 Ost S/QE-58i
25-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 21.45 NNE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 300m 21.49 NNE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 300m 21.50 NNE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1400m 21.52 NNE Berlevaag
26-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 05.04 E Hamningberg
26-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 05.01 N Hamningberg
26-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 05.06 E Hamningberg
26-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 05.13 E Vardo
26-May-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 05.02 NE Hamningberg
15-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 03.06 37 Ost/RD-51i
15-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.16 37 Ost/SD-14i
15-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.11 37 Ost/RDC-88f
15-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 19.23 37 Ost/SD-12e
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 500m 08.04 37 Ost/QC-17i
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 21.35 37 Ost/RD-51c
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 21.33 37 Ost/RD-33h
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 21.33 37 Ost/RD-93g
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 08.05 37 Ost/QC-23i
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 07.48 37 Ost/PC-64h
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 07.47 37 Ost/PC-62d
17-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 21.28 37 Ost/RC-73c
27-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston 4500m 16.42 37 Ost/ST-23c
27-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston 4000m 16.43 37 Ost/RA-73f
27-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 4500m 16.45 37 Ost/RB-53f
27-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 16.47 37 Ost/RC-63i
27-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 23.59 37 Ost/ST-21a
27-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 24.00 37 Ost/ST-22c
28-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 200m 00.07 37 Ost/RD-69g
28-Jun-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 200m 00.10 37 Ost/RB-94f
04-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 2800m 19.09 37 Ost/RB-71a
04-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 19.14 37 Ost/RA-86a
04-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 19.16 37 Ost/RA-91f
04-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4300m 19.18 37 Ost/RA-61d
04-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4300m 19.20 37 Ost/RA-86i
04-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 3500m 19.24 37 Ost/SA-86 f
17-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2700m 18.36 37 Ost/SA-37e
17-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4300m 18.55 37 Ost/RA-74c
17-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 4500m 18.57 37 Ost/SA-11d
17-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 Yak-9 4500m 18.58 37 Ost/RA-14d
21-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 350m 02.08 N Hamningberg
28-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 1250 37 Ost/TE-85e
28-Jul-44 Franz Dorr 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 12.51 37 Ost/TE-98b
17-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 09.41 37 Ost/TB-9
17-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 10.08 37 Ost/RA-8
17-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 10.10 37 Ost/RB-92
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13.02 37 Ost/RD
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 11.45 37 Ost/TB
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1600m 12.02 37 Ost/RA
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 12.04 37 Ost/RA
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III 1900m 12.09 37 Ost/QA
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 200m 12.56 37 Ost/RC
23-Aug-44 Franz Dorr Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13.00 37 Ost/QD

Knights Cross

Asisbiz Database of 3 aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Koch

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
22-Sep-43 Karl-Heinz Koch 4./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt     Channel Front
27-Sep-44 Karl-Heinz Koch 13./JG5 Yak-9 1000-1200m 11.40 37 Ost/QA-72d
09-Oct-44 Karl-Heinz Koch 13./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.15 37 Ost/TC-75

Luftwaffe Badge

Hans Heinrich Döbrich

Units: 6./JG-5 (Artic Front-S.U.)

Awards: RK(9/19/43), DK-G(10/15/42), EP(8/17/42), EK 1 & 2, Sil.Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4 WNr 10169 'Yellow 9+-' (7/19/42), Bf 109F-4 'Yellow 10' (8/42), Bf 109G-2/R6 'Yel10', Bf 109G-6 WNr 15617 (Norway 6/43), Bf 109G-6 WNr 20088(lost 7/16/43)

Remarks: On 19 July, 1942 he was forced to bail 20 km west of Murmaschi Russia from his Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10169 'Yellow 9' after his radiator was hit by fire from a Yak-1. He spent the next seven days walking back to the Staffel. His combat ended 16 July, 1943 after a serious third wound, to the face, shot down near Fiskerhalsen by Soviet fighters of JAK-1, and forced to bail into Petsamo Fjord. 248 missions, additional 19 victories unconfirmed. He was known to have flown Bf 109F-4 'Yellow 10' at Petsamo in June, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Deceased 6 April, 1984.

Knights Cross

Heinrich Ehrler

Heinrich Ehrler was born on 14 September 1917 at Oberbalbach in Nordbaden. He joined the army in 1935 and served with a flak unit in the Spanish Civil War. In 1940 he began flying training. On completion of his training he was posted to 4./JG77 operating from bases in Norway. He gained his first victory in May 1940 shooting down a RAF Blenheim bomber. 4./JG77 was redesignated 4./JG5 on 1 February 1941.

Ehrler recorded his second victory on 19 February 1942 and was now operating over the Northern front from bases in Finland and northern Norway. He was to score a total of 11 victories with the unit before he was promoted to Staffelkapitan of 6./JG5 on 22 August. Between January and September 1942, Ehrler recorded 54 victories. Leutnant Ehrler was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 September for 64 victories. On Saturday, 27 March 1943, Ehrler, in short order, downed five Russian Kittyhawks and Airacobras in aerial combat. While attempting to engage another Russian fighter his aircraft was hit by a 20mm cannon shell forcing his disengagement from the battle. He returned safely to base with slight wounds. On 1 June, he was named Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG5. On 6 June, he claimed four Russian flown Hurricanes to record his 96th through 99th victories. He gained his 100th victory the next day.

After recording his 112th victory on 2 August, he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 265). He shot down eight enemy aircraft on 17 March 1944 to record his 124th to 131st victories. He bettered this effort on 25 May 1944 downing nine to record his 147th to 155th victories. On 1 August 1944 he was promoted to Kommodore of JG5.

On 12 November 1944 a message reporting incoming British bombers reached the 27 year old Geschwaderkommodore of JG5. Ehrler, with his score at 199 victories, scrambled to intercept the Lancasters of 9 and 617 Squadrons at the head of a Gruppe of Bf 109s. The fighters were too late. The British Lancasters sank the battleship Tirpitz north of Tromso with the loss of a thousand sailors.

Ehrler was called to account for this disaster and at his court martial was accused of flying to get his 200th victory, instead of guiding his fighters from ground control. Ehrler was sentenced to three years Festungshaft, a more honourable punishment than imprisonment. Ehrler had been nominated for the Schwerten prior to the battleship disaster. The award was never made. He was stripped of his command.

However, he was able to record his 200th victory on 20 November 1944. Ehrler joined JG7 on 27 February 1945. His comrades knew that the old fire had been burned out of the gifted Ehrler. On 4 April 1945, he shot down two B-17s. Ehrler then reported he had run out of ammunition and rammed a third.

Erhler did not return from the mission, and his body was found the next day at Schaarlippe near Berlin. Heinrich Ehrler achieved 208 victories, of which about 10 were recorded over the Western front. Included in his score are eight victories flying the Me 262.

Asisbiz Database of 70 aerial victories out of 208 for Heinrich Ehrler

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1. V. 1940 - Blenheim 4./JG 77  
2. 19.2.1942 - I-153 4./JG 5  
3. 1942 - SB-2 4./JG 5  
4. 17.5.1942 - MiG-3 4./JG 5  
5. 1942 - Hurricane 4./JG 5  
6. 1942 - Hurricane 4./JG 5  
7. 1942 - Hurricane 4./JG 5  
8. 1942 - Boston 4./JG 5  
9. 1942 - Hurricane 4./JG 5  
10. 1942 - Hurricane 4./JG 5  
11. 1942 - MiG-3 4./JG 5  
12. 1942 - MiG-3 6./JG 5 after 22 August
13. 1942 - Boston 6./JG 5  
14. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
15. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
16. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
17. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
18. 1942 - Boston 6./JG 5  
19. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
20. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
21. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
22. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
23. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
24. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
25. 1942 - SB-2 6./JG 5  
26. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
27. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
28. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
29. 1942 - Boston 6./JG 5  
30. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
31. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
32. 1942 - Hurricane 6./JG 5  
33.-41. 1942 - 9 victories 6./JG 5  
42. 21.8.1942 - E/a 6./JG 5  
43. 21.8.1942 - E/a 6./JG 5  
44. 21.8.1942 - E/a 6./JG 5  
? 1942-43 - 28 victories 6./JG 5 end of August 42 he had around 64 victories
? 27.3.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5 P-40 or Airacobra
? 27.3.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5 P-40 or Airacobra
? 27.3.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5 P-40 or Airacobra
? 27.3.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5 P-40 or Airacobra
? 27.3.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5 P-40 or Airacobra
78. 13.4.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5  
79. 13.4.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5  
80. 13.4.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5  
81. 13.4.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5  
82. 13.4.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5  
83. 13.4.1943 - E/a 6./JG 5  
84.-95. IV.-VI. 1943 - 12 victories 6./JG 5  
96. 6.6.1943 - Hurricane Stab II./JG 5  
97. 6.6.1943 - Hurricane Stab II./JG 5  
98. 6.6.1943 - Hurricane Stab II./JG 5  
99. 6.6.1943 - Hurricane Stab II./JG 5  
100. 7.6.1943 - E/a Stab II./JG 5 maybee 8.6.1943
101.-111. VI.-VIII.1943 - 11 victories Stab II./JG 5  
112. 2.8.1943 - E/a Stab JG 5  
113.-116. 1943 - 4 victories Stab JG 5  
117. 25.11.1943 - E/a Stab JG 5  
118. 25.11.1943 - E/a Stab JG 5  
119. 25.11.1943 - E/a Stab JG 5  
120. 25.11.1943 - E/a Stab JG 5  
121.-123. ? - 3 victories Stab JG 5  
124. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
125. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
126. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
127. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
128. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
129. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
130. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
131. 17.3.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
132.-146. 1944 - 15 victories Stab JG 5  
147. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
148. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
149. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
150. 25.5.1944 21:43 P-40 Stab JG 5  
151. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
152. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
153. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
154. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
155. 25.5.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
156.-198. 1944 - 42 victories Stab JG 5  
199. 22.10.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
200. 20.11.1944 - E/a Stab JG 5  
201. 21.3.1945 - B-17 Stab JG 7 near Wittenberge
202. 22.3.1945 - B-17 Stab JG 7  
203. 23.3.1945 - B-24 Stab JG 7 near Chemnitz
204. 23.3.1945 - B-24 Stab JG 7 near Chemnitz
205. 24.3.1945 - B-17 Stab JG 7 near Wittenberge
206. 31.3.1945 - P-51 HSS Stab JG 7 Possibly P-51 of 361FG flown by F/O Deane E Jackson
207. 4.4.1945 - B-17 Stab JG 7 near Berlin
208. 4.4.1945 - B-17 Stab JG 7 near Berlin

Victories : 208
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves
Units : JG77, JG5, JG7
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Asisbiz Database of 70 aerial victories out of 208 for Heinrich Ehrler

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
02-Sep-41 Heinrich Ehrler 2./JG77 Beaufort     SW Stavanger
08-Jun-43 Heinrich Ehrler 6./JG5 Typhoon 3000m 17.30 36 Ost 3917
08-Jun-43 Heinrich Ehrler 6./JG5 Typhoon 3000m 17.29 36 Ost 3917
18-Aug-43 Heinrich Ehrler 6./JG5 I-153 50m 14.35 NE Fluppl Louchi I
18-Aug-43 Heinrich Ehrler 6./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 14.36 N Fluppl Louchi I
18-Aug-43 Heinrich Ehrler 6./JG5 LaGG-5 100m 16.13 NE Fluppl Louchi I
24-Sep-43 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 08.50 36 Ost/AG
25-Nov-43 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 12.03 18km E Flpl Petsamo TD-72
25-Nov-43 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
30m 12.05 27km E Flpl Petsamo TD-88
25-Nov-43 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 700m 11.58 8km SE Flpl Petsamo UE-83
25-Nov-43 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 400m 11.55 6km SW Flpl Petsamo
29-Jan-44 Heinrich Ehrler 8./JG5 Yak-7 Low Level 12.17 36 Ost/E AG 7-7a
13-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 13.35 Fischer Halbinsel
13-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 13.37 S Majda-Guba
13-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  13.40 SW Tobowka
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   19.52 37 Ost OD-57g
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 15.36 N Prummaki
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 15.35 N Prummaki
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9   19.49 37 Ost PD-57b
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   19.52 37 Ost OQ-69c
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9   15.34 N Fischer Halbinsel
17-Mar-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III   19.53 37 Ost OC-81a
12-Apr-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 14.17 37 Ost/TE-62l
12-Apr-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 14.19 37 Ost/TF-53g
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 10.50 37 Ost/RE-41b
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 10.50 37 Ost/RE-45f
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 10.49 37 Ost/AD-38e
23-Apr-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 100m 10.46 37 Ost/AD-16g
11-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 03.19 37 Ost S/RE-11b
11-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 03.20 37 Ost S/RE-56f
11-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 07.34 37 Ost S/RC-23f
11-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 07.36 37 Ost S/RD-24l
11-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 03.17 37 Ost S/QE-75d
16-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 21.46 37 Ost S/QB-97d
16-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 21.52 37 Ost S/RH-33l
16-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 21.48 37 Ost S/QC-77g
16-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 21.47 37 Ost S/QB-69i
25-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 21.43 NE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 21.45 NE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III 200m 21.47 NNE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 150m 21.48 NNE Berlevaag
26-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 05.05 N Vardo
26-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 05.06 N Vardo
26-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 05.02 NE Hamningberg
26-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 04.59 NW Vardo
26-May-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 04.54 NW Vardo
17-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 18.40 West of Petsamo
17-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 100m 18.42 SE Petsamo
17-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 19.16 NE Kirkenes
17-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 Yak-9 1800m 19.18 Linakhamari
17-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 18.57 Petsamo
21-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 200m 06.05 NE Hamningberg
21-Jul-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 06.01 NW Hamningberg
17-Aug-44 Heinrich Ehrler 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 10.08 37 Ost/RA-5
17-Aug-44 Heinrich Ehrler 11./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 09.45 37 Ost/TB-4
17-Aug-44 Heinrich Ehrler 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 10.07 37 Ost/RA-67
17-Aug-44 Heinrich Ehrler 10./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 10.06 37 Ost/RB-7
23-Aug-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab /JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12.37 37 Ost/2666
23-Aug-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab /JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 12.38 37 Ost/RD-49
16-Sep-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab /JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 12.04 37 Ost/RB
16-Sep-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab /JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 12.06 37 Ost/RB
26-Sep-44 Heinrich Ehrler Stab /JG5 Yak-9 20m 14.36 37 Ost/RB-18b
21-Mar-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   09.15+ NW Dresden
22-Mar-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   12.45+ Raum Cottbus-Bautzen-Dresden
23-Mar-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-24 Liberator     Chemnitz
23-Mar-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-24 Liberator     Chemnitz
24-Mar-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-17 Fortress     Raum Dessau
31-Mar-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 P-51 Mustang      
04-Apr-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-17 Fortress     bei Berlin
04-Apr-45 Heinrich Ehrler StabJG7 B-17 Fortress     bei Berlin

Knights Cross

Oberfeldwebel Rudolf 'Rudi' Muller

Rudolf "Rudi" Muller was born on 21 November 1920 at Frankfurt am Main. He joined the army and served with the Signal Corps. He transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1940 and underwent pilot training. In August 1941, Muller was transferred from Erganzungsgruppe/JG77, based in Rumania, to 1./JG77 based in northern Norway. On 12 September, he claimed his first victory when he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter. In March 1942, 1./JG77 was redesignated 6./JG5. On 23 April, he shot down five Russian Hurricane fighters to record his 11th through 15th victories. Muller was to be particularly successful against Hurricane fighters supplied to the Russians under lend-lease by Britain. He recorded 15 victories in April, of which 12 were Hurricanes. In May, Muller claimed 13 victories, including 12 Hurricanes, to raise his victory total to 38. Some sources indicate that it was Muller who shot down and killed the Russian ace Podpolkovnik Boris Safanov (15 +14 shared victories) over the Allied supply convoy PQ-16 on 30 May.

He recorded his 40th victory on 17 June when he shot down one of two Hurricane fighters he claimed that day. Feldwebel Muller was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 19 June, by which time his victory total had reached 46. He was then granted a short leave. On his return he claimed 16 victories in August, including his 50th on 4 August, yet another Hurricane, and his 60th on 25 August. Muller's most successful month was September, when he recorded 18 victories, including seven enemy aircraft shot down on 27 September (75-81). He shot down 6./JG5's 500th victory on 13 March for his 92nd, and last, victory. On 19 April 1943, Muller was obliged to make a forced-landing in his Bf 109 G-2/R6 (W.Nr. 14810) "Yellow 3" on the frozen Lake Bolschoje after aerial combat with 30-40 enemy aircraft over Murmansk. It is thought Muller was shot down by Russian ace Mladshii Leitenant Nikolai Bokii (14 +1 shared victories) of 2nd GuIAP, VVS.

He was captured some hours later by a Russian ski patrol. He is said to have been seen in a prison at Murmansk in 1947 but was never repatriated to Russia. Another source indicates that Muller was shot trying to escape from a Russian prison camp in October or November 1943.

"Rudi" Muller was credited with 92 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included at least 35 Hurricane fighters.

Asisbiz Database of 90 aerial victories Rudolf 'Rudi' Muller

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 12.9.1941   I-16 1./JG 77  
2 17.9.1941   DB-3 1./JG 77  
3 17.9.1941   I-153 1./JG 77  
4 27.9.1941   Hurricane 1./JG 77  
5 28.9.1941   SB-2 1./JG 77 SB-3?
6 2.11.1941   SB-2 1./JG 77 SB-3?
7 2.11.1941   SB-2 1./JG 77 SB-3?
8 4.11.1941   I-16 1./JG 77  
9 1.2.1942   Hudson 1./JG 77  
10 16.2.1942   Hudson 1./JG 77  
11 23.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Vayenga / Hurricane of 2 GSAP, VVS-KF flown by Serzhant Anatolii Semyonov, killed
12 23.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Vayenga / Hurricane of 2 GSAP, VVS-KF flown by Serzhant NF Yepanov, baled out
13 23.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Luostari
14 23.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Luostari
15 23.4.1942   SB-2 6./JG 5 near Luostari / SB of 137 SBAP, VVS flown by Mladshii Leitenant Golovanov
16 24.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
17 26.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
18 26.4.1942   Pe-2 6./JG 5  
19 28.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 Motovskiy Bay / Hurricane of 2 GSAP, VVS-SF
20 28.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 Motovskiy Bay / Hurricane of 2 GSAP, VVS-SF
21 28.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 Motovskiy Bay / Hurricane of 2 GSAP, VVS-SF
22 28.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 Motovskiy Bay / Hurricane of 2 GSAP, VVS-SF
23 29.4.1942   I-153 6./JG 5 Litsa River / I-153 of 27 IAP, VVS-SF
24 29.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
25 29.4.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
26 18.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
27 18.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
28 18.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
29 19.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
30 19.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
31 19.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
32 25.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
33 26.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
34 26.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
35 26.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
36 28.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
37 28.5.1942   P-40 6./JG 5  
38 30.5.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
39 2.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Murmansk
40 2.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Murmansk
41 13.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Murmansk / Hurricane of 78 IAP, VVS-SF
42 13.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Murmansk / Hurricane of 78 IAP, VVS-SF
43 13.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5 near Murmansk / Hurricane of 78 IAP, VVS-SF
44 17.6.1942   I-180 6./JG 5  
45 17.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
46 17.6.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
47 23.6.1942   I-16 6./JG 5  
48 4.8.1942   I-16 6./JG 5  
49 4.8.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
50 4.8.1942   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
51 13.8.1942   I-153 6./JG 5  
52 13.8.1942   I-16 6./JG 5  
53 13.8.1942   MiG-3 6./JG 5  
54 21.8.1942   Yak-1 6./JG 5  
55 21.8.1942   I-180 6./JG 5  
56 21.8.1942   Yak-1 6./JG 5  
57 22.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
58 22.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
59 22.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
60 25.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
61 25.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
62 29.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
63 29.8.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
64 2.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
65 4.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
66 8.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
67 9.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
68 9.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
69 9.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
70 9.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
71 15.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
72 15.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
73 15.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
74 15.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
75 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
76 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
77 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
78 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
79 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
80 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
81 27.9.1942   E/a 6./JG 5  
82 8.2.1943   E/a 6./JG 5 confirmed victory / date is assumpted
83 8.2.1943   E/a 6./JG 5 confirmed victory / date is assumpted
84 17.2.1943   Hurricane 6./JG 5  
85 II.1943   E/a 6./JG 5  
86 II.1943   E/a 6./JG 5  
87 21.2.1943   Airacobra 6./JG 5  
88 1943   E/a 6./JG 5  
89 1943   E/a 6./JG 5  
90 1943   E/a 6./JG 5  
91 1943   E/a 6./JG 5  
92 13.3.1943   Airacobra 6./JG 5 500th victory of 6./JG 5

Victories : 92
Awards : Ehrenpokal (1 July 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 May 1942)
Ritterkreuz (19 June 1942)
Units : JG77, JG5
Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/mullerr.html

Luftwaffe Badge

Kurt Schulze

Units: 3(F)/11 (1941 S.U. & Ukraine; R/O), I/KG-2 (Germany-Holland-France; Navigator), JG-102 & JG-108 (3/44-6/44), 8./JG-5 (7/44 Petsamo), 10./JG-5 (9/44 Norway), Stfkpt 1./JG-51 (3/45 E.Prussia), Stfkpt 16./JG-5 (5/45 Norway)

Awards: EK 1 (7/1/42) & 2 (3/11/41), Krim (3/30/43) & Lapplandschild (7/18/45 in captivity), Wound Badge (3/2/44), Observer Operational Clasp in Silver (1/10/44)

Known Aircraft: Bf 110C in 3(F)/11, Do 217E,K & M in KG-2, Bf 109G-6 'Yellow 5' in 10/JG-5, Bf 109G-10 in JG-51

Remarks: POW 5/45; spent two years in a POW Camp in France. Bailed over Roven Le Harve on 21 January, 1944 after a London Raid, cause and disposition unknown. 103 combat missions. Served as pallbearer at the funeral of his friend, Jakob Norz in September, 1944. His first known victory, a Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943, a Fw at the time. A 2nd known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 16 September, 1944, now an Oblt. Another source claims his victories were only three and I only found two on the OKL Claims List. This 3rd was reported as a Boston (A-20) in late 1944; the half is shared with Walter Schuck over East Prussia, pilot Schulze could not recall the AC type or date (Source: Kurt Schulze via Richard Lutz). On the History Channel, it was stated that he had 3 1/2 victories. In 1953, he and his family immigrated to the US, where he retired and is living in Southern CA.

Asisbiz Database of 2 out of 3 1/2 aerial victories for Kurt Schulze

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
13-Mar-43 Kurt Schulze 8./JG5 Pe-2 5000m 09.46 20 560
16-Sep-44 Kurt Schulze 11./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 16.55 37 Ost/UC-39i

Knights Cross

Theodor Weissenberger

Units: 1(Z)./JG-77, 10(Z)./JG-5 (5/42), 6./JG-5 (5/43), Stafkpt 7./JG-5, Kdr II & I/./JG-5, Kdr I./JG-7 (11/44), Kdr JG-7 (1/45 - 2/45)

Awards: RK(11/13/42)-EL(8/2/43), DK-G(9/6/42), EP(5/28/42), EK 1 & 2, Gldr Bdg, Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 110E-2 WNr 3769 'LN+BR (force land 4/25/42) in Russia, Bf 109F-4/R1 WNr 13045 'Yellow 4' (crash-eng dam 10/22/42), Bf 109G-2 WNr 13912 (cmbt dam-flak 3/28/43), Bf 109G-6/AS '<<+' in I/JG-5, Me 262A-1a WNr 111002 'Blue 4'(JG-7)

Remarks: 7 Bombers. His 14th & 15th victories, both MiG-3's over the western bank of the Riza on 10 May, 1942. This same day, he downed another Hurricane NW of the Liza Bight, and a Hurricane and a MiG-3 near the Ura Bight, his 16th thru 18th victories. An Ofw at the time, in 10(Z)/JG-5. Two Soviet P-40's on 11 May, 1943, now a Lt.. 5 victories on 13 October, 1943. On 25 July, 1944, he downed his 199th & 200th victories, both Spitfires, southeast of Rouen, France. Nos 202 to 204, 3 B-17's near Potsdam on 18 March, 1945. His 1st victory was 10/24/41. 175 of his victories were in the East. 25 victories over the Normandy front. Five victories on 7 June, 1944; all five P-47's one at Breteuil, and two SW of Montdidier, and two in the Beauvais area. A triple victory, all 3 P-47's on 12 June, 1944, one at Vernon, one at Gasny and one at Gisors. A double victory on 7 July, 1944; both P-47's at Rosieres-Santerre. He flew in excess of 500 combat missions. 8 victories while flying the Me 262. His last victory, a B-17 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945 as Kdr JG-7. Germany's 7th ranked fighter Ace. Nominated for Swords. Killed in an automobile race in Nürburgring on 10 June, 1950. Photo. The Given name, Karl, also associated with Weissenberger. Alternate spelling: Weissenberg.

Asisbiz Database of 119 aerial victories of 208 for Theodor Weissenberger

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
11-May-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 16.30 36 Ost 2929
11-May-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 16.39 36 Ost 2929
08-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 17.21 37 Ost 3084
08-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Typhoon 3800m 17.23 37 Ost 3085
22-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hurricane IIc 800m 09.27 36 Ost/39/1/4
22-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hurricane IIc 600m 09.30 36 Ost/39/1/5
22-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hurricane IIc 100m 09.40 36 Ost/39/1/4
23-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 07.00 37 Ost/02/7/7
23-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 07.07 37 Ost/02/7/5
23-Jun-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 07.12 37 Ost/02/7/1
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 21.53 37 Ost/1021
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hampden 100m 22.06 37 Ost/1025a
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hampden 10m 22.04 37 Ost/1024e
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hampden 200m 21.59 37 Ost/1016
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 21.54 37 Ost/1022
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Pe-2 110m 21.07 37 Ost/2177
04-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 21.55 37 Ost/1023
18-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 00.25 37 Ost/SH-34 e
18-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 00.28 37 Ost/SH-34 d
24-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Hurricane IIc 1500m 15.55 E Kildinskoye
25-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 02.42 37 Ost/QC-2g
25-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Pe-2 1000m 02.50 SSE Kilberg
25-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Pe-2 1000m 02.51 S Kiberg
25-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 Pe-2 800m 02.52 37 Ost/QB-6i
25-Jul-43 Theodor Weissenberger 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 02.59 37 Ost/QD-7g
13-Oct-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 A-20 Boston III 100m 13.11 37 Ost S/QC-57
13-Oct-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 13.01 37 Ost/RC-38
13-Oct-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 A-20 Boston III 100m 13.14 37 Ost S/QC-91
13-Oct-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 12.58 37 Ost/RC-22
13-Oct-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 12.59 37 Ost/RC-25
03-Nov-43 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Hurricane IIc 800m 13.29 7km W Wayda-Guba (RD-37)
01-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 La-5 500m 10.53 09 724
01-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 La-5 300m 10.56 09 729
01-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 La-5 600m 10.51 09 721
01-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 La-5 700m 10.50 09 587
01-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 La-5 300m 10.58 09 755
14-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 11.45 70 681
14-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11.47 70 687
14-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG54 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.49 70 831
15-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Unident: 1000m 12.15 88 234
15-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 14.01 99 062
16-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 14.02 99 661
16-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1200m 14.04 99 634
16-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 14.01 99 662
18-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 14.14 09 183
18-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 14.15 09 683
18-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 LaGG-3 2000m 16.00 09 692
18-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 LaGG-3 2000m 16.01 09 686
27-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.16 87 835
27-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 12.13 87 689
27-Feb-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
30m 12.25 97 742
16-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9   11.54 36 Ost/JC-26
17-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 5000m 10.31 36 Ost JD-39b
17-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9   10.34 36 Ost JD-43d
17-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9   13.04 SE Naunosaro
20-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 09.55 NW Visching-Murman
20-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   10.00 West of Kammingya-Van
20-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 09.51 NW Visching-Murman
20-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 09.53 NW Visching-Murman
25-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 3500m 09.21 36 Ost/HB-96c
25-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 2800m 09.23 36 Ost/HC-78d
25-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 800m 09.27 36 Ost/JC-18c
25-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 4000m 12.00 36 Ost/HC-75c
25-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 3200m 12.03 36 Ost/HC-86a
27-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09.17 36 Ost/48/5/8
27-Mar-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09.19 36 Ost/HB-58
04-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9   18.20 NE Nischaij-Marman
04-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9   18.23 NE Nischaij-Marman
04-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9   18.26 NE Nischaij-Marman
09-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 700m 09.57 37 Ost/HB-86b
09-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1800m 10.08 37 Ost/JB-51b
09-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 09.34 37 Ost/HB-82a
09-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 2500m 10.12 37 Ost/JC-68d
12-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 10.25 36 Ost/HC-75d
12-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1800m 10.26 36 Ost/HC-75f
15-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 500m 16.20 36 Ost/JC-43c
16-Apr-44 Theodor Weissenberger 6./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 15.12 36 Ost/JB-82d
15-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 14.21 97 811
16-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 05.09 88 868
17-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 11.15 88 861
17-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 LaGG-5 50m 11.37 88 741
17-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 15.20 97 343
17-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 50m 15.32 97 359
18-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 08.38 88 688
18-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 1600m 08.41 88 673
18-May-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab II./JG5 Yak-9 2500m 08.33 88 828
07-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 800m 17.12 TE-7 (Raum Beauvais)
07-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 700m 09.27 SE-9 (SW Montdidier)
07-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 800m 09.26 SW Montdidier
07-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 800m 17.10 TE-5 Raum Beauvais
07-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 200m 09.05 SE-5 (Breteuil)
08-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 1000m 18.50 SF-3 (2km E. Roye)
08-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 1000m 18.54 SF-4 (5km S. Roye)
12-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 2000m 06.56 05 Ost S/UD-74 (Gasny)
12-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 2000m 07.02 05 Ost S/TD-8 (Gisors)
12-Jun-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 2000m 06.48 05 Ost S/UC-9.5 (Vernon)
06-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-38 Lightning 4000m 08.48 05 Ost N/RG-5 (S. St. Quentin)
06-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-38 Lightning 4000m 08.49 05 Ost N/RG-8 (S. St. Quentin)
07-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 3500m 18.33 RF-79 (Rosieres-en-Santerre)
07-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 2500m 18.36 RF-88 (S. Rosieres-en-Santerre)
07-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 3500m 18.33 RF-87 (Rosieres-en-Santerre)
13-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Typhoon 800m 18.24 TA-4 (Trouville-sur-Mer)
13-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Typhoon 600m 18.26 TA-43 (Tricqueville)
14-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Typhoon? 10m 14.41 UT-23 10m (Balleroy)
14-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Spitfire 1500m 14.56 UA-23 (NE Lisieux)
19-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Typhoon 1000m 20.22 05 Ost S/UA-2 (Lisieux)
19-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 P-51 Mustang 50m 20.35 05 Ost S/TC-6 50m (Lyons-le-Foret)
19-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Typhoon 1500m 20.25 05 Ost S/TA-9 (Cormeilles)
19-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Typhoon 1200m 20.23 05 Ost S/UA-3 (Lisieux)
25-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Spitfire 3800m 11.02 TC-9 (Les Andelys)
25-Jul-44 Theodor Weissenberger Stab I./JG5 Spitfire 3800m 11.00 TC-9 (Les Andelys)
16-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 P-51 Mustang   14.14 NW Eberswalde
18-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   11.09 Raum Nauen-Rathenow-Brandenburg-Potsdam
18-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   11.10 Raum Nauen-Rathenow-Brandenburg-Potsdam
18-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   11.17 Raum Nauen-Rathenow-Brandenburg-Potsdam
21-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   09.15+ NW Dresden
22-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress   12.45+ Raum Cottbus-Bautzen-Dresden
31-Mar-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress      
04-Apr-45 Theodor Weissenberger StabJG7 B-17 Fortress     S. Bremen

Luftwaffe Badge

Günther Eichhorn

Units: 7./JG-5 (6/43 S.U.), 9./JG-5 (9/43)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F, Bf109G-2 WNr 14023 'Yellow 4' (lost 12/43)

Remarks: POW 2 December, 1943; shot down during aerial combat with a Soviet P-39. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane IIc on 22 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Hampden on 4 July, 1943. A 3rd, an MBR-2 W of Byk Cape on 13 September, 1943. A 4th, a P-39 on 23 September, 1943. A 5th & 6th, a P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A 7th, a P-40 SSE of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 7 aerial victories for Günther Eichhorn

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
22-Jun-43 Gunter Eichhorn 7./JG5 Hurricane IIc 800m 09.31 36 Ost/39/1/5
04-Jul-43 Gunter Eichhorn 7./JG5 Hampden 10m 22.12 37 Ost/1121I
13-Sep-43 Gunter Eichhorn 7./JG5 MBR-2 10m 11.40 West of Byk Kap
23-Sep-43 Gunter Eichhorn 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 13.05 36 Ost/AF
24-Sep-43 Gunter Eichhorn 9./JG5 Hurricane 800m 09.15 36 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Gunter Eichhorn 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 09.05 36 Ost/AG
25-Nov-43 Gunter Eichhorn 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 11.52 SSE Flpl Petsamo

Luftwaffe Badge

Hermann Graf

Units: 8./JG-5(9/43 S.U.), 4./JG-5(3/44), 11./JG-5(8/44 S.U.), 9./JG-5, Stfkpt 12./JG-5(2/45 Herdla Norway)

Awards: RK(3/12/45 Post.), DK-G(1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-2 'Black 4' in 8/JG-5, Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 WNr 732183 'Blue 4+o' (lost 2/9/45)

Remarks: KIA 9 February, 1945 in his 'Blue 4' near Meistad Norway, after shooting down his 69th & 70 victories, a British Beaufighter and a Finnish P-51. Buried Bergen-Soldheim, 1/17/10 (Rosseels). Volksbund id's date of death as 17 February, 1945. 55 victories in the North. His first known victory, two Soviet P-40's on 23 September, 1943. A P-39 and a P-40 on 24 September, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 February, 1944. A P-39 E of Njamoken on 8 March, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 April, 1944. Five P-39's on 23 April, 1944. Three P-39's South of Petsamo on 10 May, 1944. Two Yak-9's on 11 May, 1944. Two Il-2's, two P-40's and a P-39 on 16 May, 1944. Five Boston III's N of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. Four Boston III's and a P-40 in the Vardöarea on 26 May, 1944. Three P-39's S of Ura Guba on 7 June, 1944. Nine victories on 17 June, 1944. Two Yak-9's and a P-40 on 17 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 3 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Photo

Asisbiz Database of 49 out of 70 aerial victories for Unteroffizier Rudolf 'Rudi' Linz

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments Comments
23-Sep-43 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 12.57 37 Ost/AG
23-Sep-43 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 12.52 37 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 08.45 37 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 200m 08.55 37 Ost/AG
24-Feb-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   09.40 Zog-See
08-Mar-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   15.52 E Njamoken
07-Apr-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Yak-9 550m 10.30 37 Ost/SG-876
23-Apr-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 50m 15.00 NE Berlevaag
23-Apr-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 50m 10.49 SE Maida
23-Apr-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 50m 14.49 NE Berlevaag
23-Apr-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 200m 14.51 NE Berlevaag
23-Apr-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 150m 14.54 NE Berlevaag
10-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 01.40 35km E Petsamo
10-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 01.15 25km SW Petsamo
10-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   01.35 45km SE Petsamo
11-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 03.18 37 Ost S/QE-91c
11-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Yak-9 1000m 03.20 37 Ost S/RF-42d
13-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 22.59 37 Ost S/RG-31d
16-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.00 37 Ost S/QB-63c
16-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.10 37 Ost S/QB-22b
16-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 21.45 37 Ost S/QB-61a
16-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 400m 21.47 37 Ost S/QB-64d
16-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 21.49 37 Ost S/QB-71a
25-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 21.40 NNW Berlevaag
25-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 500m 21.37 NW Berlevaag
25-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 200m 21.35 NW Berlevaag
25-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 100m 21.36 NW Berlevaag
25-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 200m 21.39 NW Berlevaag
26-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 400m 05.05 N Vardo
26-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 400m 05.20 N Vardo
26-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 200m 05.03 NNW Vardo
26-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 05.02 NW Vardo
26-May-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 04.59 N Vardo
07-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 12.15 S Ura Guba
07-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12.11 SE Ura Guba
07-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12.08 SW Ura Guba
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 21.31 SE Kirkenes
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 21.34 NE Kirkenes
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 21.36 NE Kirkenes
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 21.32 SE Kirkenes
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Yak-9 1000m 08.02 SE Kiberg
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 07.58 SE Kiberg
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 07.55 SE Kiberg
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 07.47 SSE Kiberg
17-Jun-44 Rudolf Linz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 07.48 SSE Kiberg
17-Aug-44 Rudolf Linz 11./JG5 Yak-9 1300m 09.42 37 Ost/TB-9
17-Aug-44 Rudolf Linz 11./JG5 Yak-9 1000m 09.44 37 Ost/TB-8
17-Aug-44 Rudolf Linz 11./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 100m 10.00 37 Ost/RB-93
03-Sep-44 Rudolf Linz 11./JG5 Pe-2   09.21  

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Rudolf Mayer

Units: 8./JG-5 (7/43 S.U.)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G, Fw 190A

Remarks: His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 and a LaGG-5 on 12 July, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 NW of the Louchi III airfield on 19 August, 1943.

Asisbiz Database of 4 aerial victories for Unteroffizier Rudolf Mayer

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
04-Feb-43 Rudolf Mayer 12./JG1 B-17 Fortress     E. Leer
12-Jul-43 Rudolf Mayer 8./JG5 LaGG-5 1000m 01.03 37 Ost/11373
12-Jul-43 Rudolf Mayer 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 01.01 37 Ost/11346
19-Aug-43 Rudolf Mayer 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 13.32 NW Flugpl Louchi III

Knights Cross

Jakob 'Jockel' (August) Norz

Units: NJG-2, JG-1, 8./JG-5 (8/42 S.U.), 6./JG-5, 11./JG-5 (8/44 S.U.)

Awards: RK(3/26/44), DK-G(10/29/43), EP(9/13/43), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F4 WNr 13108 (lost 3/43 8/JG-5), Bf 109G 'Blk 8' in 8/JG-5, Bf 109G-6 WNr 412199 'Yel 8'(lost 9/16/44)

Remarks: KIC on 16 September, 1944 near Kirkenes, after he overturned in 'Yellow 8' while making an emergency landing after combat with Il-2's. 332 combat missions. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 10 August, 1942. An I-180 on 2 September, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 5 September, 1942. A P-40 and a Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 1 March, 1943. A P-40 and an Il-2 on 5 March, 1943. A P-39 on 27 March, 1943. A P-40 on 30 March, 1943. Two Hurricane IIc's on 22 May, 1943. Two P-39's on 1 June, 1943. Two Soviet Hurricanes on 5 June, 1943. A Hurricane IIc on 19 June, 1943. Three Boston's on 6 September, 1943. On 27 June, 1944, he shot down 12 Russian AC (Not sure about this. Woods Claims List shows only two Hurricane IIc's!). Two Pe-2's and a P-40 on 29 June, 1943. Two Pe-2's and a Boston on 4 July, 1943. Two P-39's on 16 July, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane on 20 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 6 November, 1943. Two Il-2's NE of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. Two P-39's on 21 February, 1944. Two Yak-7's SW of Murmansk on 29 February, 1944. An Il-2 and four P-39's on 17 March, 1944. Three Bostons and two Yak-9's on 27 June, 1944.

Asisbiz Database of 94 aerial victories out of 117 for Jakob Norz

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
10-Aug-42 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 500m 18.48 20 854
02-Sep-42 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 I-61 4500m 11.18 36 Ost 3912
05-Sep-42 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 4500m 08.38 36 Ost 3917
28-Feb-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 16.03 10 530
28-Feb-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 3000m 16.06 20 490
01-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 07.17 10 670
05-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 5600m 08.12 10 690
05-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
40m 12.05 10 660
27-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 14.27 30 790
30-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 400m 10.45 39 110
22-May-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 1300m 19.45 37 Ost/20 330
22-May-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 2000m 21.40 37 Ost/20 190
01-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 03.49 37 Ost/2049
01-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 03.46 37 Ost/2036
05-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 100m 04.02 37 Ost/20/4/4
05-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 200m 05.48 37 Ost/30/5/1
19-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 500m 16.27 37 Ost/20/4/2/1
27-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 100m 12.02 37 Ost/10299
27-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 150m 12.04 37 Ost/10177
29-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 50m 14.12 37 Ost/11623
29-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 50m 14.13 37 Ost/11489
29-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 14.16 37 Ost/11495
04-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 100m 22.01 37 Ost/11812
04-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 100m 22.05 37 Ost/11719
04-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 100m 22.02 37 Ost/11739
12-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 01.00 37 Ost/11346
16-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 00.55 37 Ost/10668
16-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 01.05 37 Ost/10283
20-Aug-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 2600m 11.30 27 Ost/RH-96
23-Aug-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hampden 2800m 04.56 37 Ost/SE-66
23-Aug-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 2600m 04.58 37 Ost/SE-63
06-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 30m 19.04 37 Ost/OB-7c
06-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 100m 19.05 37 Ost/OB-8
06-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 30m 19.07 37 Ost/OC-6
14-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 300m 18.45 37 Ost/RC-4
20-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 100m 16.05 37 Ost S/UH-71
23-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 12.53 37 Ost/AG
23-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 12.55 37 Ost/AG
23-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.50 37 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 550m 08.50 37 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 09.00 36 Ost/AG
06-Nov-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 800m 12.07 37 Ost/RF-74h
25-Nov-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.52 5km N Flpl Petsamo
25-Nov-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.55 40km E Flpl Petsamo TE-43
21-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 14.21 West of Murmansk
21-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 14.24 West of Murmansk
29-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 1000m 13.30 SW Murmansk
29-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 1200m 13.30 SW Murmansk
13-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 800m 13.37 SE Maida
13-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9   13.41 SE Prummaki
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 11.10 N Hamingsberg
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 450m 11.11 NE Hamingsberg
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 11.13 NE Hamingsberg
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 15.39 NE Petsamo
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   15.40 N Petsamo
02-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 2000m 04.49 37 Ost/RD-96e
02-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 1500m 04.51 37 Ost/RD-96c
02-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 300m 04.53 37 Ost/RD-83a
07-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 550m 10.31 37 Ost/SG-876
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 3200m 17.10 NW Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 2500m 17.12 SE Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2000m 16.47 NNE Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2800m 16.46 N Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2800m 16.46 N Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2200m 00.01 NE Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 00.03 West of Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 00.05 NE Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 00.13 N Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 00.20 NE Kirkenes
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 3200m 18.59 37 Ost/RA-46f
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 19.30 37 Ost/SB-12b
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 19.26 37 Ost/SB19i
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 2500m 19.15 37 Ost/SA-55e
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.50 37 Ost/QC-12d
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.51 37 Ost/QC-14d
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.53 37 Ost/QC-51a
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.57 37 Ost/QD-47g
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3500m 19.12 Kirkenes
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.30 37 Ost/SB-52b
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 18.33 37 Ost/SA-15c
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3800m 19.01 37 Ost/SB-19e
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3600m 19.03 37 Ost/SB-31b
21-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 150m 05.25 SE Markur
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3200m 09.54 37 Ost/SA-1
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3200m 09.55 37 Ost/RU-9
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 09.56 37 Ost/RU-9
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2700m 09.58 37 Ost/RU-3
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 09.48 37 Ost/TB-7
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 Low Level 12.10 37 Ost/RD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 2000m 12.39 37 Ost/RD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 1700m 12.40 37 Ost/SD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 1800m 12.40 37 Ost/SD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 16.38 37 Ost/TC
16-Sep-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2800m 11.56 37 Ost/SA-28g

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Hans-Herman Schmidt / Hans Hermann Schmidt

Units: 9./JG-5 (9/43 S.U.)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-2 WNr 14799 'Yellow 10' (lost)

Remarks: Shot down by flak 11 January, 1944 at Rybachiy Peninsula, pilot believed killed (Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 20 September, 1943. Nos. 2 & 3, a P-40 SW of the Petsamo airfield, and an Il-2 13 km NE of Parkina on 25 November, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 2 aerial victories for Hans-Herman Schmidt

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Monday, September 20, 1943 Hans-Herman Schmidt 6./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 15:36 37 Ost S/QB-77
Friday, September 24, 1943 Hans-Herman Schmidt 6./JG5 Hurricane 200m 09:04 36 Ost/AG

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Kurt Schulze

Awards: EK 1 (7/1/42) & 2 (3/11/41), Krim (3/30/43) & Lapplandschild (7/18/45 in captivity), Wound Badge (3/2/44), Observer Operational Clasp in Silver (1/10/44)

Known Aircraft: Bf 110C in 3(F)/11, Do 217E,K & M in KG-2, Bf 109G-6 'Yellow 5' in 10/JG-5, Bf 109G-10 in JG-51

Remarks: POW 5/45; spent two years in a POW Camp in France. Bailed over Roven Le Harve on 21 January, 1944 after a London Raid, cause and disposition unknown. 103 combat missions. Served as pallbearer at the funeral of his friend, Jakob Norz in September, 1944. His first known victory, a Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943, a Fw at the time. A 2nd known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 16 September, 1944, now an Oblt. Another source claims his victories were only three and I only found two on the OKL Claims List. This 3rd was reported as a Boston (A-20) in late 1944; the half is shared with Walter Schuck over East Prussia, pilot Schulze could not recall the AC type or date (Source: Kurt Schulze via Richard Lutz). On the History Channel, it was stated that he had 3 1/2 victories. In 1953, he and his family immigrated to the US, where he retired and is living in Southern CA.

Asisbiz Database of 2 aerial victories for Kurt Schulze

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
13-Mar-43 Kurt Schulze 8./JG5 Pe-2 5000m 09.46 20 560
16-Sep-44 Kurt Schulze 11./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 16.55 37 Ost/UC-39i

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Karl Heinz 'Charly' Koch

Units: 4./JG-3 (9/43 Holland), Stfkpt 4./JG-3 (12/43 Rotenberg), 13(Z)./JG-5 (9/44), Stfkpt 13(Z)./JG-5 (4/45)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 WNr 350185 'Blue 9' (dam 2/45), Fw 190A-8 'Blue 9' (70% damaged 4/45)

Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 over Holland on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time. He became Stfkpt after the death of Werner Lucas, the end of October, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, now a Lt in JG-5, a Yak-9 on 27 September, 1944. Another, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. Werk # 350185 was either lost or damaged during aerial combat on 9 February, 1945 near Herdla Norway, no further detail given; Koch was in 12/JG-5 at the time. Koch crashed a second A-8 on 8 April, 1945 at Herdla Norway. His disposition unknown. Deceased 10 March, 2001.

Asisbiz Database of 3 aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Koch

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
22-Sep-43 Karl-Heinz Koch 4./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt     Channel Front
27-Sep-44 Karl-Heinz Koch 13./JG5 Yak-9 1000-1200m 11.40 37 Ost/QA-72d
09-Oct-44 Karl-Heinz Koch 13./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  15.15 37 Ost/TC-75

Knights Cross

Jakob 'Jockel' (August) Norz

Units: NJG-2, JG-1, 8./JG-5 (8/42 S.U.), 6./JG-5, 11./JG-5 (8/44 S.U.)

Awards: RK(3/26/44), DK-G(10/29/43), EP(9/13/43), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F4 WNr 13108 (lost 3/43 8/JG-5), Bf 109G 'Blk 8' in 8/JG-5, Bf 109G-6 WNr 412199 'Yel 8'(lost 9/16/44)

Remarks: KIC on 16 September, 1944 near Kirkenes, after he overturned in 'Yellow 8' while making an emergency landing after combat with Il-2's. 332 combat missions. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 10 August, 1942. An I-180 on 2 September, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 5 September, 1942. A P-40 and a Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 1 March, 1943. A P-40 and an Il-2 on 5 March, 1943. A P-39 on 27 March, 1943. A P-40 on 30 March, 1943. Two Hurricane IIc's on 22 May, 1943. Two P-39's on 1 June, 1943. Two Soviet Hurricanes on 5 June, 1943. A Hurricane IIc on 19 June, 1943. Three Boston's on 6 September, 1943. On 27 June, 1944, he shot down 12 Russian AC (Not sure about this. Woods Claims List shows only two Hurricane IIc's!). Two Pe-2's and a P-40 on 29 June, 1943. Two Pe-2's and a Boston on 4 July, 1943. Two P-39's on 16 July, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane on 20 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 6 November, 1943. Two Il-2's NE of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. Two P-39's on 21 February, 1944. Two Yak-7's SW of Murmansk on 29 February, 1944. An Il-2 and four P-39's on 17 March, 1944. Three Bostons and two Yak-9's on 27 June, 1944.

Asisbiz Database of 94 aerial victories out of 117 for Jakob Norz

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
10-Aug-42 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 500m 18.48 20 854
02-Sep-42 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 I-61 4500m 11.18 36 Ost 3912
05-Sep-42 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 4500m 08.38 36 Ost 3917
28-Feb-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 16.03 10 530
28-Feb-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 3000m 16.06 20 490
01-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 07.17 10 670
05-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 5600m 08.12 10 690
05-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
40m 12.05 10 660
27-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 14.27 30 790
30-Mar-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 400m 10.45 39 110
22-May-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 1300m 19.45 37 Ost/20 330
22-May-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 2000m 21.40 37 Ost/20 190
01-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 03.49 37 Ost/2049
01-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 03.46 37 Ost/2036
05-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 100m 04.02 37 Ost/20/4/4
05-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 200m 05.48 37 Ost/30/5/1
19-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 500m 16.27 37 Ost/20/4/2/1
27-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 100m 12.02 37 Ost/10299
27-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane IIc 150m 12.04 37 Ost/10177
29-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 50m 14.12 37 Ost/11623
29-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 50m 14.13 37 Ost/11489
29-Jun-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 14.16 37 Ost/11495
04-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 100m 22.01 37 Ost/11812
04-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 100m 22.05 37 Ost/11719
04-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 100m 22.02 37 Ost/11739
12-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 01.00 37 Ost/11346
16-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 00.55 37 Ost/10668
16-Jul-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 01.05 37 Ost/10283
20-Aug-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 2600m 11.30 27 Ost/RH-96
23-Aug-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hampden 2800m 04.56 37 Ost/SE-66
23-Aug-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 2600m 04.58 37 Ost/SE-63
06-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 30m 19.04 37 Ost/OB-7c
06-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 100m 19.05 37 Ost/OB-8
06-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston 30m 19.07 37 Ost/OC-6
14-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Hurricane 300m 18.45 37 Ost/RC-4
20-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 100m 16.05 37 Ost S/UH-71
23-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 12.53 37 Ost/AG
23-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 12.55 37 Ost/AG
23-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.50 37 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 550m 08.50 37 Ost/AG
24-Sep-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 09.00 36 Ost/AG
06-Nov-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Pe-2 800m 12.07 37 Ost/RF-74h
25-Nov-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.52 5km N Flpl Petsamo
25-Nov-43 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11.55 40km E Flpl Petsamo TE-43
21-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 14.21 West of Murmansk
21-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 14.24 West of Murmansk
29-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 1000m 13.30 SW Murmansk
29-Feb-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 1200m 13.30 SW Murmansk
13-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 800m 13.37 SE Maida
13-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9   13.41 SE Prummaki
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 11.10 N Hamingsberg
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 450m 11.11 NE Hamingsberg
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 11.13 NE Hamingsberg
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 15.39 NE Petsamo
17-Mar-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   15.40 N Petsamo
02-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 2000m 04.49 37 Ost/RD-96e
02-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-7 1500m 04.51 37 Ost/RD-96c
02-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 300m 04.53 37 Ost/RD-83a
07-Apr-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 550m 10.31 37 Ost/SG-876
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 3200m 17.10 NW Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 2500m 17.12 SE Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2000m 16.47 NNE Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2800m 16.46 N Kirkenes
27-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2800m 16.46 N Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2200m 00.01 NE Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 00.03 West of Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 00.05 NE Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 00.13 N Kirkenes
28-Jun-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 00.20 NE Kirkenes
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 3200m 18.59 37 Ost/RA-46f
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 19.30 37 Ost/SB-12b
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 2000m 19.26 37 Ost/SB19i
04-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 Yak-9 2500m 19.15 37 Ost/SA-55e
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.50 37 Ost/QC-12d
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.51 37 Ost/QC-14d
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.53 37 Ost/QC-51a
09-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 20.57 37 Ost/QD-47g
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3500m 19.12 Kirkenes
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.30 37 Ost/SB-52b
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 18.33 37 Ost/SA-15c
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3800m 19.01 37 Ost/SB-19e
17-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3600m 19.03 37 Ost/SB-31b
21-Jul-44 Jakob Norz 8./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 150m 05.25 SE Markur
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3200m 09.54 37 Ost/SA-1
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3200m 09.55 37 Ost/RU-9
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 09.56 37 Ost/RU-9
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2700m 09.58 37 Ost/RU-3
17-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 09.48 37 Ost/TB-7
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 Low Level 12.10 37 Ost/RD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 2000m 12.39 37 Ost/RD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 1700m 12.40 37 Ost/SD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 Pe-2 1800m 12.40 37 Ost/SD
23-Aug-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 16.38 37 Ost/TC
16-Sep-44 Jakob Norz 11./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2800m 11.56 37 Ost/SA-28g

Knights Cross

Walter Schuck

Units: 1(Erg)/JG-3, 9/JG-5 (4/42), 7/JG-5 ('42 Artic), Stfkpt 10/JG-5 (8/44), Stafkpt 3/JG-7 (Jet Wing, 4/45)

Awards: RK4/8/44)-EL(9/30/44), DK-G(6/24/43), EP(3/29/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-3 WNr 946 (lost 10/25/40 TO accident, pilot injured), Bf 109F-4 'Yel 9' in Stfl, Bf 109G 'Wht 1'; Bf 109G-6 'Black 10' & Bf 109G-14 'Black 15' both in 10/JG-5, Bf 109K 'Blk 15', Me 262A-1a WNr 900048 'Yel 1'

Remarks: Plus 30 Unconfirmed. Minimum 4 Bombers with the Me 262. 198 victories in the East, his first known, a MiG-3 on 15 May, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 31 December, 1942. A P-40 and an Il-2 on 10 January, 1943. Two Soviet P-40's on 24 January, 1943. Two P-40,s on 19 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-40D on 25 March, 1943. Two Soviet P-40D's on 4 April, 1943. Two Soviet Hurricanes on 14 April, 1943. A Hurricane and three P-39's on 22 May, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane and a P-39 on 18 August, 1943. Seven victories on 17 March, 1944. 8 victories with the Me 262. On 15 June, 1944 he scored his 100th victory, downing 6 AC. His 200th, one of two P-51's in the Neumeister area on 24 March, 1945. Nos. 203 to 206, four B-17's near Magdeburg on 10 April, 1945. 500+ combat missions. Was wingman for Stafkpt. Schmidt. On 17 June, 1944 he downed 12 enemy AC in 24 hours. One of JG-5's top scorers. With Ehrler and Weissenberger, the most successful fighter pilot in the White Sea area. Schuck was Germany's 12th ranked fighter Ace. Bailed at least once from a burning Me 262, a P-51 victim (2/Lt Jos. A.Peterburs, 55FS, 20FG). Schuck featured on the History Channel as Me 262 pilot.

Further Reading

Walter Schuck (born 20 July 1920) is a former German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1937 until the end of World War II on 8 May 1945. He was born in Frankenholz, Saarland. Serving with Jagdgeschwader 5 on the Arctic front and Jagdgeschwader 7 in North Western Europe, he claimed 206 enemy aircraft shot down in over 500 combat missions plus up to another 30 unconfirmed victories.[1] He claimed eight confirmed victories with the Me 262.[Notes 1]

Schuck's father, a coal miner and veteran of World War I, gave his son the advice to take every opportunity to avoid service in the infantry. Subsequently Schuck voluntarily joined the Luftwaffe at the age of 16.[2]

The Arctic Front

After a spell with Jagdgeschwader 3 in October 1940, when I./JG 3 was tasked to give top cover to Adolf Hitler en route to Belgium, which wasn't known at the time.[3] Schuck was posted to 7 Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 5 in April 1942, flying on the Arctic Front. He claimed his first victory on 15 May 1942, a MIG-3. On 5 June he shot down four Russian fighters and by April 1943 he had claimed 54 victories against the Soviets. In April 1944 he was awarded the Ritterkreuz[4] for his score of 84 kills. On 15 June 1944 he claimed his 100th victory on a day when he shot down 6 aircraft. Two days later he had his most successful day, claiming 12 victories in 24 hours, a feat never surpassed in JG 5. In August he became commander of 10 staffel, JG 5. His new responsibility of Staffelkapitän did not come easily to Schuck, and discipline in 10./JG 5 deteriorated to the point that Geschwaderkommodore Heinrich Ehrler intervened with Schuck, before Schuck managed to restore the necessary military discipline.[5]

A few days after claiming his 171st aerial victory, Schuck was wounded by glass splinters that struck his cheek and nose. A splinter penetrated his jaw and got stuck in one of his teeth. To remove this splinter he required surgery. While in the hospital recovering from this operation, Schuck received notice that he had been awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.[4][6]

On New Year's Day 1945 Theodor Weissenberger married his teenage love Cilly Vogel. Best man at his wedding was Walter Schuck.[7]

Me 262

After leaving JG 5 Oberleutnant Schuck was trained on the Messerschmitt Me 262 Jet fighter and in early March 1945 was asked by Geschwaderkommodore Theodor Weissenberger to join JG 7. His maiden flight on the Me 262 was on 20 March 1945. After a few more familiarizing flights on the Me 262, Schuck and another pilot took off on 24 March 1945 to familiarize themselves with the high altitude characteristics of the aircraft. Cruising at an altitude of 10,000 metres (33,000 ft), flight control informed them of enemy fighters in the vicinity. Schuck immediately set course for the enemy formation and spotted one P-38 Lightning and two P-51 Mustang fighters. In the resulting combat Schuck shot down the two P-51 fighters but the P-38 Lightning escaped.

After Hans Waldmann was killed in a flying accident, Weissenberger appointed Schuck Staffelkapitän of the 3 Staffel on 26 March.[8] On 10 April 1945 he claimed four B-17 Flying Fortresses shot down. One of the bombers was "Henn's Revenge" of the 303rd Bombardment Group, and another was "Moonlight Mission" of the 457th Bombardment Group. [9] Shortly afterwards, his Me 262 was hit by a P-51 Mustang of the fighter escort, piloted by Lt.Joseph Anthony Peterburs of the 55th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group Schuck having to bail out. Schuck sprained both ankles upon landing and the war ended before he recovered.[10]

In 2005 Schuck met Peterburs in person during a visit to the US.[11]

Awards

  • Wound Badge in Black
  • Order of the Cross of Liberty
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    2nd class (19 May 1942)
    1st class (14 June 1942)
  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe on 23 March 1943 after 28 aerial victories[12][13]
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold with Pennant "500" in Gold on 26 January 1943 as Feldwebel[14]
  • German Cross in Gold on 24 June 1943 as Feldwebel in the 9./JG 5[15][16]
  • Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves
  • Knight's Cross on 8 April 1944 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 7./JG 5[17]
  • 616th Oak Leaves on 30 September 1944 as Leutnant and pilot in the 9./JG 5[17]

Asisbiz database list of 171 aerial victories for Walter Schuck

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Friday, May 15, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 MiG-3   18:18  
Thursday, May 28, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 DB-3   16:36  
Thursday, May 28, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 Hurricane   16:40  
Saturday, June 13, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 Hurricane   17:02  
Monday, June 22, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 I-180   22:25  
Monday, June 22, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 Hurricane   22:30  
Wednesday, July 08, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   14:05  
Monday, July 20, 1942 Walter Schuck 7./JG5 Pe-2 3200m 08:32 Liza-Bucht
Thursday, November 12, 1942 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 12:10 36 Ost/3087
Saturday, December 26, 1942 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 LaGG-3 1300m 10:50 36 Ost/29 232
Sunday, December 27, 1942 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 10:45 36 Ost/29 262
Thursday, December 31, 1942 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 10:50 37 Ost/20 894
Sunday, January 10, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 11:23 37 Ost/10 282
Sunday, January 10, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 11:30 37 Ost/30 319
Sunday, January 24, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 09:12 20 122
Sunday, January 24, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 09:16 20 192
Friday, February 26, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Pe-2 2000m 08:42 30 733
Sunday, February 28, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 11:12 29 131
Tuesday, March 02, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston 30m 12:30 29 252
Sunday, March 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 U-2 50m 17:50 29 270
Friday, March 19, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 6000m 06:03 20 841
Friday, March 19, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 6000m 06:05 20 843
Thursday, March 25, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
30m 17:40 29 273
Thursday, March 25, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40D Warhawk 50m 17:47 29 291
Sunday, April 04, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40D Warhawk 20-30m 13:21 10 552
Sunday, April 04, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40D Warhawk 50m 13:27 10 761
Wednesday, April 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Hurricane 5000m 18:25 30 793
Wednesday, April 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Hurricane 4000m 18:26 30 807
Friday, May 07, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 04:01 37 Ost 20/7/1/3
Saturday, May 22, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   18:25 37 Ost/20 631
Saturday, May 22, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 19:42 37 Ost/20 492
Saturday, May 22, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Hurricane 1200m 18:15 37 Ost/20 474
Saturday, May 22, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 19:50 37 Ost/20 621
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Hurricane 300m 16:16 E Kap Malyj-Korabelnye
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 600m 16:22 SSW Zyp-Nawolok
Friday, September 03, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Hurricane 20m 19:11 36 Ost/AE-88H
Friday, September 03, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Hurricane 50m 19:13 36 Ost/AE-97A
Sunday, September 12, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 20m 14:25 36 Ost/AB-96
Sunday, September 12, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 20m 14:26 36 Ost/AF-74
Sunday, September 12, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 30m 17:02 36 Ost/AF-41
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 18:37 37 Ost/RB-81b
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 18:25 37 Ost/QC-78g
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 18:22 37 Ost/QC-85f
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 18:40 37 Ost/RC-74g
Saturday, September 18, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 13:04 37 Ost/BG-24h
Monday, September 20, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 15:21 27 Ost/NT-31b
Monday, September 20, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 15:24 27 Ost/NT-39d
Monday, September 20, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 400m 15:26 37 Ost S/NU-13
Thursday, September 23, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 13:10 36 Ost S/AG
Thursday, September 23, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 13:02 37 Ost/AG
Thursday, September 23, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 200m 13:07 36 Ost S/AG
Thursday, September 23, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 13:08 36 Ost S/AG
Friday, September 24, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 600m 08:56 36 Ost/AG
Friday, September 24, 1943 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 200m 08:58 36 Ost/AG
Saturday, January 29, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-7 3800m 12:08 36 Ost/E Schonguy
Saturday, January 29, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-7 2000m 12:25 36 Ost/SE Schonguy
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 15:47 N Kap Korabaluyj
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III   19:55 37 Ost OC-97a
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III   11:00 37 Ost OC-97c
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-7   11:03 37 Ost OC-95f
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-7   11:07 37 Ost OD-84d
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 15:35 NW Fischer Halbinsel
Friday, March 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 800m 15:39 West of Einar-Guba
Thursday, March 23, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 500m 13:02 S Lager-Bucht
Saturday, April 01, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 13:07 37 Ost/UE-13c
Saturday, April 01, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   13:10 37 Ost/TF-77a
Sunday, April 02, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 16:38 37 Ost/AE-31b
Sunday, April 02, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 16:42 37 Ost/AE44d
Sunday, April 02, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 16:45 37 Ost/AD-36f
Friday, April 07, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 10:18 37 Ost/SF-86c
Friday, April 07, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 10:21 37 Ost/SF-94d
Friday, April 07, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06:14 37 Ost/RD-92b
Friday, April 07, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 06:13 37 Ost/RD-11a
Friday, April 07, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 300m 06:11 37 Ost/QC-72g
Friday, April 07, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 800m 06:07 37 Ost/QC-53c
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 800m 21:35 E Omgang
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 800m 21:38 NE Berlevaag
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 800m 21:40 NE Berlevaag
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 21:43 NE Berlevaag
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III Low Level 21:45 NE Berlevaag
Thursday, May 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 1000m 21:32 NE Omgang
Friday, May 26, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 05:02 SE Vardo
Friday, May 26, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 04:56 NE Vardo
Friday, May 26, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 04:58 NE Vardo
Friday, May 26, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 04:59 NE Vardo
Monday, June 12, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 200m 15:11 West of Charnak-Bucht
Thursday, June 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   02:33 Petsamo-Bucht
Thursday, June 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   19:11 Petsamo-Bucht
Thursday, June 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   19:13 Petsamo-Bucht
Thursday, June 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   19:14 West of Primmanki
Thursday, June 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   19:15 SW Flugpl Primmanki
Thursday, June 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   02:31 Petsamo-Bucht
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 07:52 SE Vardso
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 21:12 S Kong Oskar
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 21:19 SE Kirkenes
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 21:14 SE Kirkenes
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1300m 21:12 West of Kirkenes
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 1500m 08:14 SE Vardso
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 800m 07:59 SE Kiberg
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 07:50 SE Vardso
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 800m 07:44 SE Vardso
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 07:43 SE Vardso
Saturday, June 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 1000m 08:02 SE Vardso
Sunday, June 18, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Spitfire PR 7500m 05:10 NW Murmansk
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 1200m 04:00 NW Ura Guba
Tuesday, June 27, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 17:00 NW Kong Oskar
Tuesday, June 27, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 16:58 NW Kirkenes
Tuesday, June 27, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 16:55 SW Kong Oskar
Tuesday, June 27, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   17:03 N Kong Oskar
Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 800m 04:15 37 Ost/RB-476
Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 Yak-9 3000m 04:17 37 Ost/RB-473
Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 00:02 NE Kirkenes
Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 00:05 S Kong Oskar
Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 5000m 00:07 SE Kong Oskar
Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 00:09 S Kong Oskar
Tuesday, July 04, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 19:03 37 Ost/SB-25b
Tuesday, July 04, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 19:00 37 Ost/SA-63d
Tuesday, July 04, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 19:02 37 Ost/SB-17a
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 19:21 NE Pummanki
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 19:19 NE Kazarmy-Fjord
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 19:14 West of Petsamofjord
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 19:12 West of Petsamofjord
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4000m 19:10 E Kirkenes
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4000m 19:06 37 Ost/SB-14g
Monday, July 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4000m 19:08 E Kirkenes
Friday, July 21, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 100m 06:04 NE Hamningberg
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   12:21 N Kap Kong Oktober
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   12:35 E Eina Guba
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-40 Warhawk   12:36 SE Fischer-Halbinsel
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra   12:32 SE Einar-Guba
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 12:16 E Kirkenes
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 600m 12:23 N Petsamo-Bucht
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Walter Schuck Stab III./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 600m 12:24 NW Hamingfjord
Friday, July 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 12:50 SLiza-Bucht
Friday, July 28, 1944 Walter Schuck 9./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 12:52 SLiza-Bucht
Thursday, August 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Yak-1 2800m 09:38 37 Ost/SB-54
Thursday, August 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09:55 37 Ost/RB-73a
Thursday, August 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3500m 10:00 37 Ost/RB-78
Thursday, August 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 10:03 37 Ost/RB-69
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Yak-9 800m 12:03 37 Ost/RB
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 16:44 37 Ost/TD
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13:03 37 Ost/RD
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 12:58 37 Ost/RD
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13:01 37 Ost/RD
Friday, September 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 07:05 37 Ost/RD-49d
Friday, September 15, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 07:20 37 Ost/RD-81a
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 12:06 37 Ost/SB-43e
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1300m 12:10 37 Ost/SB-34i
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 16:28 37 Ost/UB-33f
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Yak-9 300m 17:33 37 Ost/QB-44a
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 17:44 37 Ost/RC-13g
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Yak-9 Low Level 17:41 37 Ost/QC-76f
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Yak-9 500m 17:36 37 Ost/QB-59i
Wednesday, September 20, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 15:31 37 Ost/SD-58h
Wednesday, September 20, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 15:34 37 Ost/SD-63e
Monday, September 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 800m 15:50 37 Ost/TD-27a
Monday, September 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 16:06 37 Ost/RD-75b
Monday, September 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 16:10 37 Ost/RC-83f
Monday, September 25, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 100m 15:46 37 Ost/TC-23g
Wednesday, September 27, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 A-20 Boston III 3000m 11:43 37 Ost/QB-35h
Wednesday, September 27, 1944 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 A-20 Boston III 5500m 11:35 37 Ost/QA-41f
Friday, February 16, 1945 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Abschuß   - Raum Alesund
Friday, February 16, 1945 Walter Schuck 10./JG5 Abschuß   - Raum Alesund
Saturday, March 24, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - Raum Neumunster
Saturday, March 24, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - Raum Neumunster
Wednesday, March 28, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 P-51 Mustang   - Raum Stendal
Saturday, April 07, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 P-38 Lightning   - Raum Seesen
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Magdeburg
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Magdeburg
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Magdeburg
Tuesday, April 10, 1945 Walter Schuck 3./JG7 B-17 Fortress   - Raum Magdeburg

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Günter Seraphim

Units: IV/JG 5

Awards: Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109 G-2 WNr 14649 (lost), Bf 109 G-2 WNr 14628 (70% dam), Bf 109 G-2 WNr 13995 (60% dam)

Remarks: WIA 17 November, 1943; post operation landing accident at Orlandet Norway airfield. WIA 15 July, 1943; operational takeoff from Gossen Norway airfield during an alarm start. WIC (injured) 24 March, 1943; injured during an emergency landing at sea near Mellom Leka/Vikna on a non-operational flight due to engine trouble. Source: SIG Norway.

Asisbiz database no known list of aerial victories for Günter Seraphim

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Heinz Halstrick

Awards: EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter & Destroyer Operational Clasps

Known Aircraft: Fw 190A, Bf 110, Bf 109G

Remarks: His first known victory, two Hellcats over Norway on 8 May, 1944. His first Soviet victory, a Yak-9 on 26 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 8 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Hallstick (the two Hellcat victories).

Aerial Victories for Heinz Halstrick also include one ship and 13 aircraft.

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
25-Oct-43 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Schnellboot      
08-May-44 Heinz Halstrick 10./JG5 Hellcat 8500m 08.26 CO-3
08-May-44 Heinz Halstrick 10./JG5 Hellcat 6000m 08.25 CO-3
26-Sep-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Yak-9 400m 14.22 27 Ost/QU-86
26-Sep-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Yak-9      
08-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 08.18 TC-68
08-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 IL-2      
22-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Boston      
23-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Boston      
24-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 IL-2      
26-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 La-5      
26-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Boston      
29-Oct-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Boston      
26-Dec-44 Heinz Halstrick 13./JG5 Mosquito      

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Helmut Neumann

Units: 7./JG-5 (7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 14./JG-5 (4/45 Norway), JV-44

Awards: RK(3/12/45), DK-G(1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-7 WNr 6033 (lost- flak 8/13/42), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 WNr15791 'White 9', Bf 109G-14/AS WNr 785690 'Blk 10' (4/45), Me 262

Remarks: WIA 26 September, 1943; by flak in 'Yellow 9' at Map Quadrant 37 East/2057 (Source: SIG Norway). 162 combat missions; all victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane on 22 July, 1943. Two P-39's on 25 July, 1943. Two P-39's in the Eina-Guba area on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 on 2 September, 1943. A P-39 and a P-40 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 11 May, 1944. Two P-39's on 16 May, 1944. A P-40, a Boston III and a P-39 NNE of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. Two P-39's a P-40 and an Il-2 near Hamningberg on 26 May, 1944. A Yak-9 and a P-40 on 15 June, 1944. Eight victories on 17 June, 1944. A Yak-9, a P-40 and a Boston on 27 June, 1944. Two Yak-9's and a Boston III on 17 July, 1944. Two P-39's and an Il-2 on 28 July, 1944. A Pe-2 on 17 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. This Werk # could also be 785147 or 785627. Bowers/Lednicer, 62 victories. Deceased 21 April, 1992.

Asisbiz Database of 45 aerial victories for Helmut Neumann

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
22-Jul-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Hurricane 1400m 23.02 37 Ost/RC-3i
25-Jul-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 02.55 37 Ost/QC-4g
25-Jul-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 02.58 37 Ost/QC-6e
18-Aug-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 12.43 SE Eina-Guba
18-Aug-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 400m 14.45 SE Eina-Guba
23-Aug-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 100m 04.53 37 Ost/SE-3f
02-Sep-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Kittyhawk 500m 17.50 37 Ost/RD-8f
14-Sep-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 700m 18.39 37 Ost/RC-46f
14-Sep-43 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 18.53 37 Ost/RC-93c
11-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Yak-9 1500m 07.35 37 Ost S/QC-56c
16-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 500m 19.15 37 Ost S/PD-74f
16-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 19.40 37 Ost S/QF-95f
25-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 1200m 21.49 NNE Berlevaag
25-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 300m 21.51 N Berlevaag
25-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 21.47 NNE Berlevaag
26-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 100m 05.01 NNE Hamningberg
26-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 50m 05.02 N Hamningberg
26-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 05.03 NE Hamningberg
26-May-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 100m 05.07 NE Hamningberg
15-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Yak-9 3500m 02.42 37 Ost/RD-68g
15-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 19.28 37 Ost/SD-23i
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 300m 08.06 37 Ost/QC-27b
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 07.48 37 Ost/PC-62d
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 08.10 37 Ost/QC-91a
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 21.28 37 Ost/RB-65a
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 21.29 37 Ost/RB-53g
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 21.30 37 Ost/RB-78t
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 2300m 21.35 37 Ost/RC-41f
17-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 500m 07.49 37 Ost/PC-93h
27-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Yak-9 4000m 16.41 37 Ost/ST-66d
27-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 16.42 37 Ost/ST-84f
27-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston 4000m 16.46 37 Ost/RB-45t
28-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4000m 00.01 37 Ost/SU-33b
28-Jun-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 00.03 37 Ost/SU-81c
04-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 19.15 37 Ost/RA-25d
04-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 19.19 37 Ost/SA-34f
04-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 03.47 37 Ost/NB-75a
17-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 8./JG5 Yak-9 4100m 18.54 37 Ost/RA-41g
17-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 8./JG5 Yak-9 4700m 18.56 37 Ost/RA-54g
17-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 8./JG5 A-20 Boston III 4500m 18.59 37 Ost/SB-49a
28-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 13.15 37 Ost/RU-37a
28-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2000m 13.22 37 Ost/RA-36g
28-Jul-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 13.26 37 Ost/RC-54a
17-Aug-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Pe-2 500m 10.18 37 Ost/RB
23-Aug-44 Helmut Neumann 7./JG5 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 12.17 37 Ost/RQ-26a

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Hans Schüler

Units: 16./JG-5 (10/44 Stavanger Norway)

Awards: Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G

Remarks: Group picture, Stormbirds.com, Andreas Brekken.

Gossen, Aukra, Norway Map

Stavanger, Sola, Norway Map

Bf 109 G-14 of Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer'

Historische Bemalung (Skins) und Informationen zu Flugzeugen vom Typ Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 des Jagdgeschwaders 5 'Eismeer' bis Mai 1945.

Historical paintwork and information's regarding the Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14 Fighter planes of Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' of the Luftwaffe till May 1945.

Zwischen April 1944 und April 1945 fuhrte Leutnant Helmut Neumann als Staffelkapitan , ein Ass mit 62 Luftsiegen die 14./JG5, der zum Ende des Krieges zum Galland Circus, der Jetstaffel des JV 44 transferiert wurde.

Verantwortlich fur die Luftverteidigung des sudlichen Teils von Norwegen (Trondheim, Bergen) seid Sommer 1944 verlegte die IV. Gruppe des JG5 und damit die 14. Staffel zur 'Arktischen Front' im August und September 1944.

Die Piloten der Staffel hatten ma?geblichen Anteil am Erfolg der Luftwaffe in einer der letzten gro?en Luftschlachten am 9. Oktober 1944 bei der sowjetischen Offensive gegen Petsamo (Finnland). Am Ende des Tages meldete die III. und IV. Gruppe insgesamt 85 Abschusse sowjetischer Bomber und Jager, bei nur einem einzigen deutschen Verlust. Unter den Siegen war der 3000. Abschuss des Jagdgeschwaders 5 'Eismeer'!

Im November 1944 verlegte die IV./JG5 wieder zuruck nach Sudnorwegen. Bis zum Ende des Krieges beteiligten sich die Einsatzkrafte bei der Abwehr der alliierten Angriffe auf deutsche Ziele vorwiegend gegen die U-Boot Hafen in Trondheim und Bergen. Da Norwegen kein primares Ziel fur alliierte Lufteinsatze war, blieben die Feindkontakte selten.

Between April 1944 and April 1945 14./JG5 was led by Leutnant Helmut Neumann, an expert with 62 aerial victories, who at the end of the war was transferred to Jet Squad of JV 44. Having been responsible for the air defence of the southern part of Norway, since the summer of 1944, IV./JG5 - and with it, the 14.Staffel - was transferred to the 'Arctic-Front' in August/September 1944.

The pilots in this Echelon, joined the big air-battle on October 9, 1944 in connection with the final Soviet offensive against Petsamo (Finland). This was the last big success for the German fighters. When the day was over, III. and IV./JG5 claimed 85 Soviet aircraft shot down - among them the 3,000nd victory for the Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - against the loss of only one German fighter pilot.

In November 1944, IV./JG5 was sent back to southern Norway. Up to the end of the war, this unit joined the German air-defence against the Allied air raids on targets in Norway - mostly the submarine - bunkers in Trondheim and Bergen. Norway was not exactly a priority target for the Allied air offensive and the fighter contacts were few.

Lade, Trondheim, Norway Map

Gossen, Aukra, Norway Map

Petsamo, Finland Map

Salmijärvi, Kajaani, Finland Map

Russia, Murmanskaya oblast, Alakurtti Map

Montdidier, France Map

 

 Reference Citations

  1. Toliver and Constable 1998, p. 373.
  2. Schuck 2007, p. 11.
  3. Schuck 2007, p. 23.
  4. Fellgiebel
  5. Schuck 2007, pp. 164, 165.
  6. Schuck 2007, pp. 174, 175.
  7. Schuck 2007, p. 184.
  8. Schuck 2007, p. 204.
  9. Schuck 2007, pp. 212, 213.
  10. Schuck 2007, p. 214.
  11. Weaponology TV series, Fighter episode
  12. Obermaier 1989, p. 69.
  13. Schuck 2007, p. 93.
  14. Schuck 2007, p. 89.
  15. Schuck 2007, p. 114.
  16. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 427.
  17. Scherzer 2007, p. 686.

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  • Morgan, Hugh and Weal, John (1998). German Jet Aces of World War 2. Orsprey Publishing Limited. ISBN 1-85532-634-5.
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 Web References:

  • Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Schuck

 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/