Stab Jagdgeschwader 51 - Stab JG51

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - Stab I./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab I./JG 51 (I+ Gruppen-Adjutant Russia 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab I./JG51 ((+ Herbert Epphardt belly landed Eastern front 1943-44

Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - Stab II./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Stab II./JG51 ((+-Karl Rammelt Gruko Germany Feb 1944

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G6 Stab II./JG51 -<<+ flown by Kommandeur Karl Rammelt Germany 1943

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Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - Stab III./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Erla Stab III./JG1 ((+-Friedrich Eberle Germany Oct 1943

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Stab IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - Stab IV./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Stab IV./JG51 ((+ Hans Ekkehard Bob 1943

Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob inventor of the 'gebobt' method 1940 01

Pilots 9./JG54 Hans-Ekkehard Bob signed 01-02

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I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - I./JG51

1 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 1./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1./JG 51 (White 1+) Gunther Josten Bobruisk Kurland 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1./JG51 (White 9+) Gunther Josten Bobruisk Kurland 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1./JG51 White 9 Gunther Josten Bobruisk 1944

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Profiles and Photo Data:Pilots JG51.1 Gunther Josten 01

2 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 2./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 2./JG51 Black 13+ unknown pilot belly landed Eastern Front winter 1944

3 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 3./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 Erla 3./JG53 Yellow 5 WNr 782192 Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-1/Trop 3./JG51 Yellow 10 Southern Russia 1943 00

II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - II./JG51

4. Staffel II.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 4./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 4./JG51 White -12+ Wilhelm Mink Tuscania Jan 1944

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 4./JG 51 White -2+ Italy 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 4./JG 51 White -5+ Italy 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 4./JG51 W(-5+) Anton Hafner Bizerta Tunisia Nov 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 4./JG 51 White -6+ Italy 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4.JG51 White -7+ Elias Paul WNr 163269 Kuehlein Radomir Bulgaria Jun 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4.JG51 White 7 Elias Paul WNr 163269 Kuehlein Radomir Bulgaria Jun 1944

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

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 4./JG 51 White -10+ Italy 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: A series of Bunders photos showing a series of JG 51 at one of there Mediterranean bases

Luftwaffe future JG51 ace Rudolf Nielinger whilst Adjudanten des General von Kluge

Messerschmitt Bf 109 F-2 4./JG51 White 6 Rudolf Nielinger being congratualted Russian Front 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop/R6 4.JG51 White 4 Rudolf Nielinger WNr 15264 Caltagirone AB Italy 1943 01

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 4./JG 54 White (-4+) Italy

Profiles and Photo Data: A series of Bunders photos showing a series of JG 54 at one of there Mediterranean bases

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 4./JG51 piloted by Elias Kuhlein W.Nr. 163269 Bulgaria May 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/Trop 4./JG51 (W-12+) Wilhelm Mink Tuscania 1944

5. Staffel II.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 5./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf109G10 5./JG51 Black 4+- Werk Nr. 150816 unknown pilot 1945

6. Staffel II.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 6./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10/U4 Erla 6./JG51 Yellow (-5+) Hans Mikoleit WNr 613xxx Veszprem Hungary Jan 1945

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/Trop 6./JG51 Yellow -5+ Anton Hafner El Aouina Tunisia Nov 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2/Trop 6./JG51 Yellow -5+ Anton Hafner El Aouina Tunisia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 6./JG51 Y(-5+) Anton Hafner El-Aouina Tunisia Aug 1942 0B

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 6./JG 51 Yellow (-8+) Italy 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: A series of Bunders photos showing a series of JG 51 at one of there Mediterranean bases

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 6./JG 51 Yellow (-13+) Italy 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 (Y-5+) Hans Mikoleit of 6./JG51 Italy/Rumania 1944

II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - II./JG51

8. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 8./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf-109 G-6 Erla 8./JG 51 (B2+I) Unknown Pilot

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 8./JG51 (B5+I)Summer 1944

IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - IV./JG51

10. Staffel IV.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 10./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/R3 10./JG51 (Black 1+I) Anton Hafner Hüttenfelde Germany 17th Oct 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 10./JG51 (Black 1+I) Anton Hafner Bobruisk 1944

Bf 109G-6 W.Nr. 442013 'Black 1' of 10./JG51 in which Toni Hafner died on 17 October 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 10.JG51 Yellow 5 Horst Petzschler WNr 130297 Sweden 4th May 1945

Bf.109G-10/R-3 Unit: 10./JG 51 Serial: 5 (W.Nr.130297) Pilot - Fw. Horst Petzschler. Flew this a/c he escaped to Sweden on May 4th, 1945.

Artist: © Maciej Cobel Source: "Militaria XX Wieku" Nr.2(5), March - April 2005. Oficyna widawnicza KAGERO, 20-952 LUBLIN ul. Melgiewska 7-9 pok. 307-311, ISSN 1732-4491.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 10./JG51 (Black 5+0297) flown by Feldwebel Horst Petzschler WNr. 130297 April 1945

Profiles and Photo Data: The G-10 was an attempt to match the proven Bf 109 G-6/G-14 airframe with the new and more powerful DB 605D engine with minimal distruption of the production lines. Despite what the designation would suggest, it appeared in service after the G-14 and somewhat the K-4 in November 1944. Early production G-10s used fuselages taken from the G-14 production lines, this was probably a source of confusion as many authors still believe many G-10 were based on recycled G-series fuselages. The most recognizable change was the standardized use of the 'Erla-Haube' canopy, sometimes referred to (incorrectly) as the 'Galland' hood. This canopy improved the pilot's view by reducing the number of support struts, which was often criticized before. The G-10 was produced in very substantial numbers, with some 2600 G-10s produced until the war's end. The Bf 109 G-10, AS-engined G-5s, G-6s and G-14s as well as the K-4 saw a refinement of the bulges covering the breeches of the cowl mounted MG 131, these taking on a more elongated and streamlined form, barely discernible on the upper sides of the cowl panels, as the large engine supercharger required a redesign of the cowling.

11. Staffel IV.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 11./JG51

12. Staffel IV.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 12./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 12./JG51 Brown 12 flown by Unteroffizier Rudolf Dreesmann from Lysiatycze Ukraine early 1944

15. Staffel V.Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 15./JG51

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Erla 15./JG51 White 14 black bar Waldemar Wagler WNr 490137 Germany 1945

 
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Hans-Ekkehard Bob

'Our morale in combat was unbroken.'

HANS-EKKEHARD BOB, 9./JG54

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

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

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

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

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

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

Messerschmitt Bf-109E 8./JG54 (Y9+) Oblt. Hans Ekkehard Bob France Oct 1940 01

Photo 01: 'Yellow 9' of Oblt. Hans Ekkehard Bob's 9./JG54. On 21 October, the entire III./JG54 moved from Guines to Holland where it was based on airfields at Schiphol, KatWijk, Haamstede and de Kooi. Between 4 December and 15 January, the Gruppe was recalled to Germany to rest and refit.

Hans-Ekkehard Bob

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

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

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

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

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

List of 60 aerial victories for Hans-Ekkehard Bob

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

Victories : 60
Awards : Ehrenpokal (28 September 1940)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 December 1942)
Ritterkreuz (7 March 1941)
Units : JG54, JG51, JG3, EJG2, JV 44
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/bobh.html Aces of the Luftwaffe - Hans-Ekkehard Bob

Asisbiz Database of 60 aerial victories for Hans-Ekkehard Bob

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

Luftwaffe Badge

Herbert Epphardt

Units: 3./JG-51 (2/42 S.U.), Stab I./JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F & G

Remarks: His first known victory, a Soviet I-61 on 3 February, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. Two Il-2's on 7 May, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 August, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-7B on 28 May, 1944. A 7th, another Yak-7B on 29 May, 1944.

Asisbiz database list of 7 aerial victories for Herbert Epphardt

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Tuesday, February 03, 1942 Herbert Epphardt 3./JG51 I-61   13:47  
Thursday, May 06, 1943 Herbert Epphardt Stab I./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 13:20 63 391
Friday, May 07, 1943 Herbert Epphardt Stab I./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 05:04 63 121
Friday, May 07, 1943 Herbert Epphardt Stab I./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  05:00 64 783
Sunday, August 15, 1943 Herbert Epphardt Stab I./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13:20 51 851
Sunday, May 28, 1944 Herbert Epphardt Stab I./JG51 Yak-7B 150m 17:30 05 489
Monday, May 29, 1944 Herbert Epphardt Stab I./JG51 Yak-7B 150m 17:30 05 481

Knights Cross

Karl Heinz Rammelt

Units: 4./JG-51 (5/42), Stfkpt 4./JG-51 (3/43 N.Africa), Kdr II./JG-51 (6/43)

Awards: RK(10/24/44), DK-G(1/16/44), EP(6/25/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-2 WNr 12808 (force land 9/3/42), Bf 109G, & G-2 (Trop in Africa) in Staffel in '42, Bf 109G-6 WNr 160717 '<<'(lost 12/28/43), Bf 109G-14 WNr 780887 'Black <<+' (WIA 12/23/44)

Remarks: Opposed the Schweinfurt Raid. On 28 December, 1943, he was forced to bail with wounds from Wk# 160717 after being hit by B-24 return fire over Padova. On Christmas 1944, bailed for the 3rd time, with serious wounds, from Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780887 '<<' over Hungary, after downing a B-24. After this incident, he did not return to combat duty. 450 missions including numerous low level attacks. 11 bombers. One known bomber victory, a B-17 35 km NNE of Frankfurt on 14 October, 1943. 18 victories in the East. His 1st known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 12 June, 1942. A double Soviet victory, both Il-2's on 5 July, 1942. A Soviet triple on 5 July; two Pe-2's and an Il-2. A Pe-2 on 10 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 13 August, 1942. Numerous victories in N.Africa. One known Balkan victory, a B-24 100 km NE of Craiova on 5 April, 1944. A B-24 at Radomir on 24 June, 1944. Another B-24 on 15 July, 1944 at Stalati. Another Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 October, 1944. A B-24 on 6 December, 1944. A Boston III and an La-5 on 8 December, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 21 December, 1944. Photo

Asisbiz Database of 42 aerial victories for Karl Heinz Rammelt

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
12-Jun-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Yak-1   17.45  
05-Jul-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  09.30  
05-Jul-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.06  
05-Jul-42 Karl Rammelt 1./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 05.00 20km SW Baleno
05-Jul-42 Karl Rammelt 1./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 05.05 10km NW Baleno
05-Jul-42 Karl Rammelt 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 05.20 15km NE Bolkhov
06-Jul-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.30  
10-Aug-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Pe-2 1400m 17.05 47 554
13-Aug-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Yak-1 2500m 18.05 54 432
23-Aug-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06.43 54 253
27-Aug-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 17.54 64 764
28-Aug-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 13.51 25km NNW Belev
08-Sep-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Pe-2 5000m 09.00 ENE Dubno
14-Sep-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 17.07 47 732
27-Nov-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Spitfire 400m 09.18 12km SW Beja
28-Nov-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Spitfire 2500m 15.35 30km SW Bizerta
28-Nov-42 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Spitfire 4000m 15.42 33km SW Bizerta
20-Mar-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 P-40 Kittyhawk 700m 18.05 30km NW Maknassy
21-Mar-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Spitfire 1000m 13.06 5km SE Gabes
29-Mar-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 P-40 Kittyhawk Low Level 18.45 05 581 10km E Cekhira
05-Apr-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 P-40 Kittyhawk 50m 14.48 10km SW Harjeb
19-May-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 Spitfire 2000m 13.33 8634
31-May-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 2000m 12.57 8044
05-Jun-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 P-38F Lightning 400m 15.16 90761
18-Jun-43 Karl Rammelt 4./JG51 B-26 Marauder 2500m 11.22 7087
14-Oct-43 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.22 35km NNE. Frankfurt
14-Oct-43 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.22 35km NNE Frankfurt
02-Nov-43 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.35 14 Ost N/HM-52 (NE Graz)
02-Nov-43 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.35 14 Ost N/HM-52 (NE Graz)
25-Dec-43 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 P-38 Lightning 5000m 11.20 Villa Estense
28-Dec-43 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 11.52 1km SW Padua
05-Apr-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-24 Liberator 7000m 14.13 100km NE Craiova
15-Apr-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 P-38 Lightning   12.30 AN/AO
05-May-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 P-38 Lightning 2500m 15.30 24 Ost S/CB-3 (Rashka)
24-Jun-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-24 Liberator 5000m 08.42 24 Ost S/GJ 5 (Radomir)
15-Jul-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-24 Liberator 4000m 13.10 24 Ost S/CB-3 (Stalati)
13-Oct-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 16.01 24 Ost N/18 GD-4
06-Dec-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 B-24 Liberator 5500m 11.35 14 Ost N/EQ-4
08-Dec-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 La-5 2500m 14.10 14 Ost N/FT-3
08-Dec-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 13.55 14 Ost N/ET-96
21-Dec-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1500m 14.40 14 Ost N/DS-61
21-Dec-44 Karl Rammelt Stab II./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 11.35 14 Ost N/ES-33

Knights Cross

Günther Josten DOB 11/7/1921

Units: JGr Drondheim, 1/JG-51 (3/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (2/45), Kdr IV/JG-51

Awards: RK(2/5/44)-EL(3/28/45), DK-G(10/17/43), EP(8/31/43), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-2 WNr 0445 (lost 11/42), Fw 190A-6 'Wh 14' in Staffel (Orsha, 3/44), Bf 109G-6 'Wh 9' (Bobruisk, 4/44)

Remarks: 1 Bomber. This bomber may have been his B-17 victory in the Warsaw area on 18 September, 1944. 60+ Stormoviks, plus 25 unconfirmed victories. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 March, 1943. Three Il-2's on 10 June, 1943. A MiG-3, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 10 July, 1943, while serving in 1/JG-52. An Il-2 on 12 July, 1943. Five Il-2's on 13 July, 1943. Three Il-2's (all m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Il-2's (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. An LaGG-5 and two Soviet Hurricanes on 13 August, 1943. Four Il-2's (m.H.) in the Merepa-Podolychov areas on 14 August, 1943. Eight victories on 15 September, 1943. Two Pe-2's on 26 March, 1944. A B-17, Werk # 43-38175 'BI-S', piloted by 1/Lt Francis E.Akins, near Warsaw Poland on 18 September, 1944. Shot down five 'enemy aircraft' (probably Soviet type) on 16 February, 1945. His 178th victory, one of seven 'enemy aircraft' on 25 April, 1945. 420 combat missions, including 80 close support missions. One of the best fighter pilots of the younger generation, who was never shot down. Retired LW-Bundeswehr Oberst. Deceased 7 July, 2004.

Asisbiz Database of 154 aerial victories for Gunther Josten

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
22-Mar-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 08.10 63 372
08-Jun-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 19.13 54 863
10-Jun-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 19.16 44 593
10-Jun-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.21 44 484
10-Jun-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 19.25 44 462
10-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG52 Pe-2 400m 11.30 53 664
10-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG52 MiG-3 2000m 07.24 63 577
10-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 11.25 63 587
12-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 05.46 63 233
13-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 07.03 64 886
13-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13.45 63 244
13-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 180m 13.50 63 219
13-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 14.05 63 244
13-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 07.00 64 881
17-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 10.42 63 532
19-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-1 200m 11.32 64 845
22-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 18.20 64 749
25-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 12.55 53 426
25-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 12.50 53 422
25-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 4000m 12.34 53 616
28-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 10.30 54 649
28-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 10.33 54 681
31-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 08.58 54 679
31-Jul-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-3 300m 09.03 54 675
02-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 08.45 SW Kronje
02-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 09.25 SSW Kronje
02-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 200m 08.42 SO Kronje
03-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 Low Level 15.20 54 445
03-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 15.10 53 414
05-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 8./JG51 A-20 Boston 2000m 04.37 55 176
07-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 05.32 53 227
07-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 MiG-3 50m 08.17 54 843
13-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 200m 05.50 NW Boromlya
13-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Hurricane 4500m 18.36 NE Oleschanoy
13-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Hurricane 4500m 18.37 NE Oleschanoy
14-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 06.26 E Krysino
14-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 18.17 NE Merepa
14-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 06.00 51 847
14-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 18.20 N Podolychov
19-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 15.48 41 696 (E Akhtryka)
21-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 14.40 N Lyubotin
21-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 14.10 WNW Charkov (61 777)
21-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 14.38 West of Charkov
21-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 14.38 West of Charkov
23-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 3600m 16.43 S Losjevo
23-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 3600m 16.40 NE Deselyudovka
23-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 MiG-3   06.45 SE Olschany
23-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-3 2500m 12.45 E Italovka
30-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 17.30 SW Nikitino
31-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 P-2 2500m 15.28 NE Beresovka
31-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 P-2 2000m 15.29 West of Straina
31-Aug-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 18.00 NW Yelnya
04-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 P-2 2500m 17.14 N Kazanka
04-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 P-2 2500m 17.13 S Leonovo
04-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.14 E Tsowkino
04-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.16 bei Tsadki
05-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 MiG-3 3800m 15.28 bei Berezkino
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 16.11 E Mokroye
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-7 3000m 08.28 bei ssamnilovo
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 11.28 bei Buda
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-1 300m 11.30 44 135
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 11.33 West of Kosmalschewa
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 16.10 N Bagonova
07-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 16.10 bei Bhf Felipovo
10-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 17.10 S Ljudinovo
10-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-1 Low Level 16.50 SW Vorlovo
10-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-1 500m 16.43 E Golyshevka
10-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-1 500m 16.46 Kupava
14-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1200m 16.30 Schalkova
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 13.12 Galinska
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-7 1500m 13.15 Bolinskaya
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 09.45 Brykovo
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09.53 Plotki (Krs Smolensk)
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09.56 Chantsovo (Krs Smolensk)
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 12.05 Norje-Byki
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 12.50 Tishevo (Krs Smolensk)
15-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 13.10 Sharipino
17-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 10.50 Rusinezy
17-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 5000m 11.20 5km SW Yelnya
17-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 Low Level 13.50 Jselo
20-Sep-43 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 16.30 1km S Stugatovo
05-Feb-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 1500m 09.00 93 362
05-Feb-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 1500m 09.02 93 366
26-Mar-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 2300m 12.40 04 556
26-Mar-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 12.50 04 725
05-Apr-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-1 1000m 09.35 42 689
05-Apr-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-7 1800m 09.25 42 818
27-Apr-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 MiG-3 3000m 11.23 42 885
30-Apr-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 14.00 42 872
22-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 10.25 15 587
23-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 Low Level 06.10 05 193
23-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 06.40 05 695
24-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 300m 12.13 05 448
25-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 200m 17.30 05 442
25-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 400m 17.10 05 389
26-Jun-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 100m 11.47 96 467
14-Jul-44 Gunther Josten 1./JG51 Yak-9 1800m 11.20 44 846
19-Jul-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 15.20 32 691
19-Jul-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 15.40 42 744
20-Jul-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 14.40 31 827
12-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 800m 13.02 12 337
16-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 80m 08.50 24 792
16-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 08.55 24 796
18-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-1 2000m 16.32 13 543
20-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 16.25 13 562
20-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 12.40 13 561
20-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 100m 13.10 13 529
21-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 300m 13.22 13 395
22-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 1000m 08.30 23 125
22-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 500m 08.35 23 127
28-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 La-5 1500m 10.32 13 245
28-Aug-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 200m 13.42 13 362
01-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 900m 14.20 13 527
01-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 200m 14.12 13 527
02-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 1000m 08.22 13 527
03-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7   16.00  
04-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 1200m 15.58 13 211
05-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 1200m 15.55 13 345
05-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 16.17 13 348
06-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-7 600m 08.13 13 381
12-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 09.21 13 713
18-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 B-17 Fortress 4000m 13.45 03 661 (Warsaw area)
18-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 B-17 Fortress II 4000m 13.45 03 661
18-Sep-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.45 03 661 (Raum Warsaw)
09-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 14.31 26 769
09-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 MiG-3 600m 14.46 26 526
09-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 1500m 16.04 26 849
10-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 2600m 14.54 26 728
16-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 10.20 25 496
16-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 La-5 200m 10.40 25 435
18-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 09.45 25 613
18-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 13.15 25 292
18-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 15.53 25 431
20-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 12.40 25 474
20-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12.37 25 399
20-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 12.43 25 532
22-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 13.40 25 397
25-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 1600m 14.55 13 328
26-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 10.53 03 633
26-Oct-44 Gunther Josten 13./JG51 Yak-9 1500m 11.03 13 377
16-Jan-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Abschu?      
16-Jan-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Abschu?      
16-Feb-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2      
16-Feb-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2      
16-Feb-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2      
16-Feb-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2      
16-Feb-45 Gunther Josten 3./JG51 Il-2      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      
25-Apr-45 Gunther Josten Stab IV./JG51 Abschu?      

Gunther Josten wurde am 07.11.1921 in Rhynern bei Hamm geboren. Er trat im Januar 1940 in die Luftwaffe ein und kam als Uffz. am 01.11.1941 zur Jagdgruppe Drontheim, bei der es kaum Gelegenheit gab, sich beim ermudenden Kustenschutz auszuzeichnen. Ende August 1942 wurd er zur 3./JG51 an die Ostfront versetzt. Am 23.02.1943 konnte er seinen ersten Luftsieg erzielen, am 10.07.1943 schaffte er den 8.-10. und am 13.07. konnte er 5 Il 2 als seinen 12.-16.Abschuss zum Absturz bringen. Im Juli brachte er es auf 19 Abschusse und im August sogar zu 30, der vielbesagte Knoten war also auch bei ihm geplatzt. Auch der September sah einen erfolgreichen Gunther Josten, der 26 gegnerische Flugzeuge bezwingen konnte. Nach 82 Abschussen wurde er zur Luftkriegsschule Furstenfeldbruck kommandiert und er kehrte am 03.02.1944 zu seiner Staffel zuruck. Bereits 2 Tage spater schoss er 2 Boston ab und wurde, als Oberfeldwebel, mit dem Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes ausgezeichnet.

Am 02.05.1944 fiel der 90. Gegner und am 11.05.1944 wurde er zum Leutnant befordert. Am 18.09.1944 ubernahm er die 3./JG51 und am 20. erreichte er 100. Abschusse. Am 18.09.1944 schoss er als seinen 123. Luftsieg eine B-17 ab, deren Verband einen Versorgungseinsatz nach Warschau flog. Bis zu 26.10. erhohte er die Zahl seiner Abschusse auf 139. Den 150. erreichte er am 16.02.1945. Am 28.03.1945 erhielt er als Oberleutnant das Eichenlaub (Nr.810) nach 161. Luftsiegen. Am 18.04.1945 wurde er Kommandeur der IV./JG51 und am 25.04.1945 schoss er noch einmal 7 russische Gegner ab (172.-178. Abschuss).

Gunther Josten gehorte zweifellos zu den besten Piloten, die nicht die Vorkriegsausbildung genossen hatten. Er wurde auf 420 Feindflugen nie selbst abgeschossen und erzielte 178 Luftsiege (bei weiteren etwa 25 nicht bestatigten). Sein ebenfalls beim JG51 dienender Bruder Reinhard fiel am 21.04.1942. Gunther blieb dem Militar auch in der Bundesrepublik treu und diente bis zum 31.03.1981 zuletzt als Oberst im Generalstab. Er starb am 07.07.2004.

(Quelle: Obermaier: Die Ritterkreuztrager der Luftwaffe Bd. 1 Jagdflieger) und :
http://www.das-ritterkreuz.de

Das Modell
Als ich die Fotos von Gunther Jostens Bf 109 im Buch von Stipdonk das erste Mal sah, wusste ich, dass ich diese Szene im Modell festhalten wollte.

Mit der Zeit nahm das Ganze dann etwas gro?ere Ausma?e an. In Traudl's Modellbauladen in Munchen fand ich dann noch mehrere zusatzliche Accessoirs (Figuren von Hecker&Goros und Tarmac sowie ein Pferd mit Schlitten und Benzinfassern) die ich verbauen wollte. Die Decals von Third Group Decals besorgte mir ein Freund bei Hannants und ein Cockpit-Satz von Aires fand sich auch noch an.

Schon konnte es losgehen. Wie das meistens bei mir so der Fall ist, lag das ganze Zeug dann erst mal ein paar Wochen rum. Dann Cockpit einbauen. Wieder 1-2 Wochen rumliegen, da ich immer dazu keine Lust habe, was als nachstes ansteht, au?erdem habe ich immer mindestens 3 oder 4 Modelle gleichzeitig im Bau. Irgendwann konnte ich mich dann doch durchringen, das Cockpit zu bemalen. Von da an schritt das Ganze dann recht ordentlich voran. Eines abends hatte ich dann auch Mu?e die Figuren anzustreichen. Ich benutze hier absichtlich nicht das Wort 'bemalen'! Fur meine Fahigkeiten sind die Soldaten dann doch recht gut geraten, so dass ich mit dem Bau des Dioramas begann. Als Untergrund benutzte ich ein Brettchen, das beim letzten Regalbau oder einer ahnlichen Aktion ubrig blieb. Darauf brachte ich eine Lage Fugenspachtel auf (das war irgendwas fertiges aus einer Tube - Molto oder so).

Da ich ja eine winterliche Szene darstellen wollte hatte ich mir Kunstschnee aus dem Eisebahnbedarf besorgt. Diesen Brachte ich auf die noch feuchte Masse auf. Dabei hielt naturlich nicht genugend 'Schnee' am Untergrund, so dass ich noch einiges mit verdunntem Wei?leim befestigte. Gleichzeitig bekamen auch die Figuren ihre Stellplatze. Nachdem auch das Modell inzwischen fast fertig gebaut war, passte ich es an die Oberflache an oder besser gesagt die Flache an das Modell. Ganz zufrieden war ich mit der Schneelandschaft mit Modell nicht. Ich habe deshalb noch etwas mit Sekundenkleber fixiertes Fullmaterial (von Greven) auf dem Diorama verteilt, insbesondere an den Stellen, wo sich der von den Flachen gefegte Schnee befinden sollte.

Der Rest ist schnell geschrieben: Modell komplettieren, auf der Platte befestigen und fertig ist das Klein-Diorama. Den Schlittenzug habe ich dann schlie?lich doch nicht installiert, da mir das Diorama damit zu uberfullt schien.

Steffen Arndt, Schwerins or Microsoft CFS skins we'd be delighted to host your material.

Knights Cross

Anton 'Toni' Hafner

Awards: RK(8/23/42)-EL(4/11/44), DK-G(6/1/42), EP(4/27/42), EK 1 & 2, Wnd Badge, Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E-4/B WNr 3766 (80% dam 3/29/41), Bf 109G-2 WNr 13985 (1/43), Bf 109G-2 'White 5' in Tunisia 12/42, Bf 109G-6 WNr 165350 'Black 1+I' in 8/JG-51, Bf 109G-6 WNr 442013 'Black 1' (lost 10/17/44)

Remarks: 2 Bombers. KIA 17 October, 1944 in his 'Black 1' after downing his 204th victory. He collided with a tree while pursuing a Russian Yak-7 fighter. Top scoring Ace of JG-51. 795 combat missions, including 175 close support missions. Crash landed at Mardyck on 29 March, 1941 in Wk# 3766, no cause given. Suffered severe facial wounds 5 July, 1941 combating an I-16. He was able to land without accident, with a doctor and ambulance waiting for him. On 5 July, 1942, he scored seven victories throughout the day; a MiG-1, three Yak-1's and three Il-2's. On 2 January, 1943, he was shot down in Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13985, by F/O Robt Oxspring of RAF No 72 Sq.. He broke his hand bailing, and was out of action for six months. Known to fly the Fw 190A in August, 1943. One of many Soviet multiple victories, two Il-2's (m.H.) on 29 August, 1943. A Pe-2 and two LaGG-5's ESE of Yelsk on 3 October, 1943. Two Boston III's, two Yak-7's and a LaGG-3 near Loyev on 28 October, 1943. Two La-5's on 7 February, 1944. One of many multiples, three Yak-7's, three Il-2's, and a Pe-2 on 22 February, 1944. 20 victories in the West.

Anton "Toni" Hafner was born on 2 June 1918 at Erbach near Ulm located in the Wurttemberg region. After completing his training as a pilot in 1940 he joined the Erganzungstaffel JG51 (reserve flight). On 23 February 1941, Gefreiter Hafner joined 6./JG51. On 29 March he crash-landed at Mardyck. Hafner was wounded and his Bf 109 E-4 (W.Nr. 3766) was 80% damaged. Hafner recorded his first victory operating over the Eastern Front on the 24 June 1941, and by the end of the month he had added another victory to his account. He had recorded 14 victories by the end of 1941. His 25th victory was obtained on 21 March 1942. On 5 July, he claimed seven Russian aircrafts shot down to record his 35th through 41st victories. On 23 July 1942, Feldwebel Hafner shot down his 50th enemy aircraft and, on 22 August, he destroyed his 60th and received the Ritterkreuz on 23 August. Hafner was then granted leave. Hafner returned to combat duty in November 1942, by which time II./JG51 had transferred to Tunisia. Hafner, flying with 4./JG51, succeeded in destroying a RAF Spitfire fighter as his 63rd victory and his first in the Mediterranean theatre on 16 November. On 2 January 1943, II./JG51 engaged a formation of Hurricane and Spitfire fighters. In the subsequent combat, Hafner was hit probably by British ace Robert Oxspring (13.333/2/13 victories, D.F.S.) of 72 Sqn, RAF. He was forced to bail out of his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 13 985) but hit the rudder of his plane and suffered a splinter fracture of his hand. He spent six months in a German hospital as a result. He had 82 victories his credit at this time.

In August 1943, Hafner returned to the Eastern Front with the Stabstaffel of JG51, a unit equipped with the Focke-Wulf 190 A. On 15 October, he shot down three Russian aircraft (98-100). On 20 October, he shot down five enemy aircraft (102-106) and five more on 28 October 1943 (107-111). He shot down seven Russian aircrafts on 22 February 1944 (126-132), his 134th on 27 March and five on 24 June (140-144). Leutnant Hafner was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 452) on 11 April for 134 victories. On 15 May, he took over 8./JG51 from Hauptmann Fritz Stendel (49 victories, DK) equipped with the Bf 109 G-6. On 28 June, he succeeded in bringing down his 150th victory but, two days later, his Bf 109 G-6 was hit in the engine while still over the Front. After an emergency landing he was able to return to his unit and was soon back in action. On 15th August 1944, 8./JG51 was renamed 10./JG51. He shot down seven Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks on 8 August (162-168). On 21 August, Hafner claimed Il-2 Sturmovik as his 175th victory. On 16 October, Hafner destroyed four fighters (199-202) thus taking him past the 200-victory mark. Hafner shot down a Russian Yak-7 fighter as his 204th victory on 17 October 1944. However, during the dogfight his plane hit a tree. His Bf 109G-6 (W.Nr. 442 013) "Black 1" crashed killing Hafner, the highest scoring pilot of JG51 "Molders".
Anton Hafner was credited with 204 victories in 795 combat missions. He recorded 184 victories over the Eastern Front. Of his 20 victories recorded over the Western front, eight were P-38 two engine fighters. Included in his total are 55 Il-2 Sturmoviks.

Asisbiz database list of 204 aerial victories for Anton Hafner

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 24.6.1941   SB-2 6./JG51  
2 25.6.1941   SB-2 6./JG51  
3 3.7.1941 15:12 Potez 63 6./JG51 15km SE Stara Bychow
4 3.7.1941   Potez 63 6./JG51  
5 3.7.1941   Potez 63 6./JG51  
6 23.7.1941   DB-3 6./JG51  
7 31.8.1941 15:55 DB-3 6./JG51 30km SW Potschep
8 12.9.1941   R-3 6./JG51  
9 12.9.1941   R-3 6./JG51  
10 20.9.1941 12:11 R-Z 6./JG51  
11 27.9.1941   I-18 6./JG51  
12 4.10.1941 14:42 I-16 6./JG51  
13 15.11.1941 13:10 DB-3 6./JG51  
14 18.11.1941 15:15 I-16 6./JG51  
15 17.2.1942 9:55 R-Z 6./JG51  
16 23.2.1942 11:00 R-10 6./JG51  
17 23.2.1942 11:05 I-18 6./JG51  
18 1.3.1942 16:10 I-16 6./JG51  
19 4.3.1942 15:58 I-16 6./JG51  
20 6.3.1942 10:35 I-18 6./JG51  
21 6.3.1942 13:40 I-18 6./JG51  
22 7.3.1942 9:55 R-3 6./JG51  
23 16.3.1942 14:25 I-18 6./JG51  
24 20.3.1942 13:40 I-18 6./JG51  
25 21.3.1942 8:20 Pe-2 6./JG51  
26 22.3.1942 17:30 I-61 6./JG51  
27 22.3.1942 17:33 I-61 6./JG51  
28 29.3.1942 14:55 R-Z 6./JG51  
29 30.3.1942 7:43 MiG-1 6./JG51  
30 30.3.1942 17:03 MiG-3 6./JG51  
31 5.4.1942 10:55 MiG-3 6./JG51  
32 5.4.1942 12:30 MiG-3 6./JG51  
33 6.4.1942 8:40 Pe-2 6./JG51  
34 27.4.1942 17:35 Il-2 6./JG51  
35 5.7.1942 6:05 MiG-1 6./JG51  
36 5.7.1942 6:15 Il-2 6./JG51  
37 5.7.1942 9:32 Il-2 6./JG51  
38 5.7.1942 9:45 Il-2 6./JG51  
39 5.7.1942 11:20 Yak-1 6./JG51 20km NE Bolkhov: 1400m
40 5.7.1942 11:45 Yak-1 6./JG51 13km N Bolkhov: 1200m
41 5.7.1942 15:46 Yak-1 6./JG51  
42 6.7.1942 19:12 Yak-1 6./JG51  
43 8.7.1942 4:30 Yak-1 6./JG51  
44 8.7.1942 16:15 Yak-1 6./JG51  
45 10.7.1942 12:13 MiG-1 6./JG51  
46 10.7.1942 19:25 Yak-1 6./JG51  
47 11.7.1942 5:05 MiG-1 6./JG51  
48 11.7.1942 5:08 MiG-1 6./JG51  
49 23.7.1942 10:20 Pe-2 6./JG51 15km NW Bolskaya: 1800m
50 23.7.1942 10:45 MiG-3 6./JG51 15km NW Shostka: 800m
51 5.8.1942 6:12 Yak-1 6./JG51 47 654: at 2500m
52 5.8.1942 9:16 MiG-1 6./JG51 47 664: at 2200m
53 6.8.1942 11:03 Yak-1 6./JG51 47 824: at 2400m
54 7.8.1942 14:50 MiG-1 6./JG51 56 141: at 400m
55 12.8.1942 9:25 MiG-1 6./JG51 54 272: at 1500m
56 21.8.1942 14:42 I-16 6./JG51 64 854: at 1100m
57 22.8.1942 5:03 Yak-1 6./JG51 54 253: at 500m
58 22.8.1942 8:35 MiG-3 6./JG51 54 461: at 2800m
59 22.8.1942 13:12 Yak-1 6./JG51 54 274: at 800m
60 22.8.1942 17:58 Il-2 6./JG51 54 282
61 23.8.1942 17:20 Il-2 6./JG51 54 281
62 24.8.1942 18:42 I-180 6./JG51 54 244: at 800m
63 16.11.1942 12:12 Spitfire 4./JG51 20km E Bone / Spitfire of 81 Sqn RAF
64 17.11.1942 13:38 Beaufort 4./JG51 15km NW Bizerta / Blenheim of 18 Sqn RAF
65 ??.11.1942   E/a 4./JG51  
66 27.11.1942 9:17 Spitfire 4./JG51 8km E Beja, 400m
67 27.11.1942 16:48 Spitfire 4./JG51 20km SW Mateur, 800m
68 28.11.1942 16:48 Stirling 4./JG51 B-17, 35km W Bizerta, 4000m
69 30.11.1942 14:47 P-38 4./JG51 15km SW Tunis, 600m
70 1.12.1942 10:41 Spitfire 4./JG51 13km SW Mateur
71 1.12.1942 10:46 Spitfire 4./JG51 20km SW Mateur
72 2.12.1942 8:32 Spitfire 4./JG51 5km S Tebourba, 1800m
73 3.12.1942 12:35 P-38 4./JG51 15km SW Tunis, 800m
74 5.12.1942 12:03 P-38 4./JG51 10 km. S. Tebourba: 6.500 m.
75 5.12.1942 12:18 Spitfire 4./JG51 5 km. N. Tebourba: 2.200 m.
76 7.12.1942 12:08 Spitfire 4./JG51 3km NW Tabourba, 1200m / Sqt. D.G.Guy, 185 Sqn RAF
77 17.12.1942 15:55 P-38 4./JG51 P-38 of 1 FG, USAAF flown by Lt Widen / 2km SE Medjez el Bab 2200m
78 18.12.1942 11:30 P-38 4./JG51 8km NW Tunis
79 18.12.1942 11:34 P-38 4./JG51 Tunis
80 28.12.1942 15:31 P-38 4./JG51 Pl.Qu. 03 Ost 95631
81 2.1.1943 12:28 P-38 4./JG51 10km SW Pont du Fahs / Lt. H.K. Smith, 27. FS
82 2.1.1943 16:45 Spitfire 4./JG51 15km SW Tunis, 1000m
83 29.8.1943 13:05 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 134
84 29.8.1943 13:07 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 165
85 1.9.1943 18:13 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 347: at 300m
86 1.9.1943 18:14 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 349: at 300m
87 2.9.1943 11:11 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 25 498: at 500-600m
88 2.9.1943 11:13 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 377: at 150m
89 5.9.1943 11:23 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SW Yel'nya: at 300m
90 5.9.1943 11:25 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SSW Yel'nya: at 400m
91 11.9.1943 10:45 MiG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 N Bryansk: at 2000m
92 11.9.1943 10:46 MiG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NNE Bryansk: at 200m
93 3.10.1943 13:25 Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 ESE Yelsk: at 1800m
94 3.10.1943 16:00 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 ESE Yelsk: at 1000m
95 3.10.1943 16:03 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 ESE Yelsk: at 1800m
96 4.10.1943 14:16 MiG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NE Tschernobyl: 3500m (Chernobyl)
97 6.10.1943 13:35 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 ESE Amrutsch: at 2000m
98 15.10.1943 9:45 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 WNW Radul: at 2500m
99 15.10.1943 9:47 Boston III Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NW Hubetch: at 2000m
100 15.10.1943 9:51 Boston III Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NW Hubetch: at 1800m
101 19.10.1943 12:05 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NE Radul: at 1200m
102 20.10.1943 8:20 MiG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 N Radul: at 2500m
103 20.10.1943 11:50 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SE Loyev: at 1700m
104 20.10.1943 11:57 LaGG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 W Loyev: at 1800m
105 20.10.1943 15:08 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NW Loyev: at 800m
106 20.10.1943 15:12 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 W Loyev: 1800m
107 28.10.1943 12:50 Boston III Stabsstaffel/JG 51 N Loyev: at 2800m
108 28.10.1943 12:53 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SE Retschiza: at 3000m
109 28.10.1943 13:04 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NW Lage: at 3500m
110 28.10.1943 14:55 Boston III Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SE Retschiza: at 3300m
111 28.10.1943 14:59 LaGG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 W Loyev: at 2800m
112 5.11.1943 15:08 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SE Nevel: at 3800m
113 10.11.1943 9:25 Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SW Nevel: at 1000m
114 10.11.1943 9:29 Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SW Nevel: at 600m
115 11.11.1943 10:50 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 E Vitebsk: at 400m
116 17.11.1943 9:46 Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 S Nevel: at 6500m
117 22.11.1943 9:05 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 W Vetka: 150m
118 29.11.1943 14:23 P-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 25km E Shlobin: at 1500m
119 10.1.1944 12:27 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 614: at 400m
120 10.1.1944 12:30 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 536: at 500m
121 12.1.1944 13:20 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 537 at 200m
122 12.1.1944 13:22 LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 533 at 200m
123 16.1.1944 13:02 Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 475 at 1000m
124 7.2.1944 8:07 La-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 06 788 at 2500m
125 7.2.1944 12:58 La-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 06 795 at 1500m
126 22.2.1944 11:21 Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 03 151 at 1200m
127 22.2.1944 13:02 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 94 857 at 1600m
128 22.2.1944 13:10 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 04 742 at 1100m
129 22.2.1944 15:02 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 239 at 1800m
130 22.2.1944 15:03 Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 94 897 at 1000m
131 22.2.1944 15:04 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 94 895 at 500m
132 22.2.1944 15:06 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 04 119 at 600m
133 24.3.1944 9:00 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 679
134 27.3.1944 15:10 U-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 448: at 100m
135 28.3.1944 7:07 Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 698: at 200m
136 30.5.1944 8:01 Yak-7 8./JG51 52 515: at 100m
137 23.6.1944 16:40 Yak-9 8./JG51 05 637: at 2000m
138 23.6.1944 16:55 Yak-9 8./JG51 05 625: at 1200m
139 23.6.1944 17:12 LaGG-5 8./JG51 05 429: at 2200m
140 24.6.1944 8:25 Il-2 8./JG51 93 358: at 150m
141 24.6.1944 8:30 Il-2 8./JG51 93 355: at 150m
142 24.6.1944 11:21 Il-2 8./JG51 93 325: at 100m
143 24.6.1944 15:57 Yak-9 8./JG51 94 859: at 2000m
144 24.6.1944 16:10 Yak-9 8./JG51 94 863: at 2000m
145 25.6.1944 9:43 Il-2 8./JG51 93 333: at 500m
146 25.6.1944 12:34 Yak-9 8./JG51 93 141: at 600m
147 25.6.1944 19:01 Yak-9 8./JG51 84 763: at 3800m
148 26.6.1944 13:20 Yak-9 8./JG51 83 229: at 300m
149 26.6.1944 15:55 Yak-9 8./JG51 94 872: at 1500m
150 26.6.1944 16:01 Yak-9 8./JG51 94 876: at 4000m
151 16.7.1944 8:42 Pe-2 8./JG51 50 355: at 1500m
152 16.7.1944 8:48 Il-2 8./JG51 50 178: at 1000m
153 16.7.1944 12:21 Il-2 8./JG51 40 463: at 1000m
154 16.7.1944 12:25 Il-2 8./JG51 50 373: at 500m
155 16.7.1944 18:30 LaGG-5 8./JG51 50 354: at 3000m
156 17.7.1944 19:30 Il-2 8./JG51 50 313: at 300m
157 17.7.1944 19:32 Il-2 8./JG51 50 312: at 300m
158 28.7.1944 9:05 Yak-7 8./JG51 35 689: at 300m
159 1.8.1944 7:05 LaGG-5 8./JG51 35 351: at 1500m
160 2.8.1944 10:40 Il-2 8./JG51 24 436: at 200m
161 5.8.1944 10:20 Yak-7 8./JG51 24 833: at 3500m
162 8.8.1944 14:27 Il-2 8./JG51 36 545: at 200m
163 8.8.1944 14:29 Il-2 8./JG51 36 548: at 300m
164 8.8.1944 14:30 Il-2 8./JG51 36 567: at 300m
165 8.8.1944 16:32 Il-2 8./JG51 36 548: at 800m
166 8.8.1944 16:33 Il-2 8./JG51 36 571: at 800m
167 8.8.1944 16:35 Il-2 8./JG51 36 575: at 600m
168 8.8.1944 18:12 Il-2 8./JG51 36 576: at 400m
169 13.8.1944 15:10 Il-2 8./JG51 24 613 at 800m
170 13.8.1944 17:57 Yak-7 8./JG51 24 442 at 3500m
171 17.8.1944 7:00 Yak-7 10./JG51 36 347 at 200m
172 17.8.1944 13:12 Yak-7 10./JG51 26 285 at 200m
173 17.8.1944 13:14 Yak-7 10./JG51 27 879
174 21.8.1944 16:51 Yak-7 10./JG51 37 541: at 1500m
175 21.8.1944 16:52 Il-2 10./JG51 37 582: at 400m
176 23.8.1944 12:11 Il-2 10./JG51 37 579: at 800m
177 23.8.1944 12:34 Il-2 10./JG51 27 863: at 300m
178 24.8.1944 9:12 Yak-7 10./JG51 37 754: at 4000m
179 24.8.1944 13:05 Il-2 10./JG51 27 499: at 500m
180 24.8.1944 15:05 LaGG-5 10./JG51 37 374: at 1500m
181 25.8.1944 16:32 LaGG-5 10./JG51 37 378
182 16.9.1944 16:52 Yak-9 10./JG51 17 367: at 3000m
183 16.9.1944 16:57 Yak-9 10./JG51 17 636: at 3000m
184 16.9.1944 17:01 Yak-9 10./JG51 17 496: at 1500m
185 17.9.1944 15:35 Il-2 10./JG51 27 497: at 1500m
186 19.9.1944 15:36 Pe-2 10./JG51 27 654: at 3000m
187 22.9.1944 10:29 Boston III 10./JG51 27 422: at 1000m
188 24.9.1944 8:30 Yak-7 10./JG51 37 362: at 1500m
189 28.9.1944 10:32 Pe-2 10./JG51 17 331: at 6500m
190 5.10.1944 11:22 Il-2 10./JG51 27 862: at 200m
191 5.10.1944 13:59 Il-2 10./JG51 36 145: at 150m
192 5.10.1944 14:11 Il-2 10./JG51 36 132: at 150m
193 6.10.1944 13:25 P-39 10./JG51 27 876: at 1500m
194 6.10.1944 15:45 Il-2 10./JG51 26 277: at 400m
195 13.10.1944 8:53 Pe-2 10./JG51 25 125: at 600m
196 13.10.1944 13:29 Boston III 10./JG51 25 356: at 7000m
197 14.10.1944 11:11 Yak-9 10./JG51 27 337: at 1800m
198 14.10.1944 11:13 Yak-9 10./JG51 27 455: at 2000m
199 16.10.1944 9:55 Boston III 10./JG51 35 316: at 1500m
200 16.10.1944 9:57 Il-2 10./JG51 35 314: at 300m
201 16.10.1944 12:00 Il-2 10./JG51 25 583: at 500m
202 16.10.1944 13:55 Il-2 10./JG51 25 496: at 300m
203 17.10.1944 4:47 Pe-2 10./JG51 25 455: at 3000m
204 17.10.1944 9:55 Yak-7 10./JG51 25 455: at 3000m

Victories : 204
Awards : Ehrenpokal (27 April 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (22 May 1942)
Ritterkreuz (23 August 1942)
Eichenlaub (11 April 1944)
Units : JG51

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Asisbiz Database of 154 aerial victories for Anton Hafner

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
20-Sep-41 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 R-Zet   12.11  
04-Oct-41 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-16 Rata   14.42  
15-Nov-41 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 DB-3   13.10  
18-Nov-41 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-18   15.15  
17-Feb-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 R-Zet   09.55  
23-Feb-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-18   11.05  
23-Feb-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 R-10   11.00  
01-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-16 Rata   16.10  
04-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-16 Rata   15.58  
06-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-18   13.40  
06-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-18   10.35  
07-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 R-3   09.55  
16-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-18   14.25  
20-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-18   13.40  
21-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Pe-2   08.20  
22-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-61   17.33  
22-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-61   17.30  
29-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 R-Zet   14.55  
30-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1   07.43  
30-Mar-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-3   17.03  
05-Apr-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-3   10.55  
05-Apr-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-3   12.30  
06-Apr-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Pe-2   08.40  
27-Apr-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  17.35  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 1200m 11.45 13km N Bolkhov
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   15.46  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   11.20  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  09.45  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  09.32  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1   06.05  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   11.45  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.15  
05-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 1400m 11.20 20km NE Bolkhov
06-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   19.12  
08-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   16.15  
08-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   04.30  
10-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1   19.25  
10-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1   12.13  
11-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1   05.08  
11-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1   05.05  
23-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-3 800m 10.45 15km NW Shostka
23-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Pe-2 1800m 10.20 15km NW Bolskaya
23-Jul-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Pe-2   10.20  
05-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1 2200m 09.16 47 664
05-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 2500m 06.12 47 654
06-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 2400m 11.03 47 824
06-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 2400m 11.03 47 824
07-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1 400m 14.50 56 141
12-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-1 1500m 09.25 54 272
21-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-16 Rata 1100m 14.42 64 854
22-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 800m 13.12 54 274
22-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 17.58 54 282
22-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 MiG-3 2800m 08.35 54 461
22-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Yak-1 500m 05.03 54 253
23-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 17.20 54 281
24-Aug-42 Anton Hafner 6./JG51 I-180 800m 18.42 54 244
16-Nov-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 100m 12.12 20km E Bone
17-Nov-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Beaufort Low Level 13.38 15km NW Bizerta
27-Nov-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 400m 09.17 8km E Beja
27-Nov-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 800m 16.48 20km SW Mateur
28-Nov-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Stirling 4000m 16.48 35km W Bizerta
30-Nov-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 600m 14.47 15km SW Tunis
01-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire Low Level 10.41 13km SW Mateur
01-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire Low Level 10.46 20km W Mateur
02-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 1800m 08.32 5km S Tebourba
03-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 800m 12.35 15km SW Tunis
05-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 2200m 12.18 5km N Tebourba
05-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 6500m 12.03 10km S Tebourba
07-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 1200m 12.08 3km NW Tabourba
17-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 2200m 15.55 2km SE Medjez el Bab
18-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 9000m 11.30 8km NW Tunis
18-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 9000m 11.34 FlPl Tunis
28-Dec-42 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning Low Level 15.31 03 Ost 95631
02-Jan-43 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 Spitfire 1000m 16.45 15km SW Tunis
02-Jan-43 Anton Hafner 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 200m 12.28 10km SW Pont du Fahs
29-Aug-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 13.05 42 134
29-Aug-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 13.07 42 165
01-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 18.13 35 347
01-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 18.14 35 349
02-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500-600m 11.11 25 498
02-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 11.13 35 377
05-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 11.23 SW Yelnya
05-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 11.25 SSW Yelnya
11-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 MiG-3 2000m 10.45 N Bryansk
11-Sep-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 MiG-3 200m 10.46 NNE Bryansk
03-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 16.00 ESE Yelsk
03-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1800m 16.03 ESE Yelsk
03-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Pe-2 1800m 13.25 ESE Yelsk
04-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 MiG-3 3500m 14.16 NO Tschernobyl (Chernobyl)
06-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 2000m 13.35 OSO Amrutsch
15-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 09.45 WNW Radul
15-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 09.47 NW Hubetch
15-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 A-20 Boston III 1800m 09.51 NW Hubetch
19-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1200m 12.05 NE Radul
20-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1800m 15.12 West of Loyev (Krs Gomel)
20-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 MiG-3 2500m 08.20 N Radul
20-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1700m 11.50 SE Loyev
20-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 1800m 11.57 West of Loyev
20-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 15.08 NW Loyev
28-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 A-20 Boston III 2800m 12.50 N Loyev
28-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 3000m 12.53 SE Retschiza
28-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 3500m 13.04 NW Lage
28-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 A-20 Boston III 3300m 14.55 SE Retschiza
28-Oct-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-3 2800m 14.59 West of Loyev
05-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 3800m 15.08 SE Nevel
10-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-9 1000m 09.25 SW Nevel
10-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-9 600m 09.29 SW Nevel
11-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 10.50 E Vitebsk
17-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Pe-2 6500m 09.46 S Nevel
22-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 09.05 West of Vetka (Krs Gomel)
29-Nov-43 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 P-2 1500m 14.23 25km E Shlobin
10-Jan-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 12.27 93 614
10-Jan-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 12.30 93 536
12-Jan-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.20 93 537
12-Jan-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 200m 13.22 93 533
16-Jan-44 Anton Hafner 7./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 13.02 93 475
07-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 La-5 2500m 08.07 06 788
07-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 La-5 1500m 12.58 06 795
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1100m 13.10 04 742
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 15.06 04 119
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 15.04 94 895
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 1600m 13.02 94 857
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Pe-2 1200m 11.21 03 151
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 1800m 15.02 93 239
22-Feb-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Yak-7 1000m 15.03 94 897
24-Mar-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09.00 42 679
27-Mar-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 U-2 100m 15.10 42 448
28-Mar-44 Anton Hafner Stab /JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 07.07 42 698
30-May-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-7 100m 08.01 52 515
23-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 16.40 05 637
23-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 1200m 16.55 05 625
23-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 LaGG-5 2200m 17.12 05 429
24-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 08.25 93 358
24-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 16.10 94 863
24-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 15.57 94 859
24-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 08.30 93 355
24-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 11.21 93 325
25-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 09.43 93 333
25-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 600m 12.34 93 141
25-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 3800m 19.01 84 763
26-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 300m 13.20 83 229
26-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 1500m 15.55 94 872
26-Jun-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-9 4000m 16.01 94 876
16-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 12.25 50 373
16-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 LaGG-5 3000m 18.30 50 354
16-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 08.48 50 178
16-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 08.42 50 355
16-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 12.21 40 463
17-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 19.30 50 313
17-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 19.32 50 312
28-Jul-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-7 300m 09.05 35 689
01-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 07.05 35 351
02-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 10.40 24 436
05-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-7 3500m 10.20 24 833
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 18.12 36 576
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.30 36 567
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 14.27 36 545
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 16.35 36 575
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 16.33 36 571
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 16.32 36 548
08-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.29 36 548
13-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 15.10 24 613
13-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 8./JG51 Yak-7 3500m 17.57 24 442
17-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 200m 07.00 36 347
17-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 200m 13.12 26 285
17-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 Low Level 13.14 27 879
21-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 1500m 16.51 37 541
21-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 16.52 37 582
23-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 12.11 37 579
23-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12.34 27 863
24-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 4000m 09.12 37 754
24-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 15.05 37 374
24-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 13.05 27 499
25-Aug-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 LaGG-5   16.32 37 378
16-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 16.52 17 367
16-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 16.57 17 636
16-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-9 1500m 17.01 17 496
17-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1500m 15.35 27 497
19-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 15.36 27 654
22-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 A-20 Boston III 1000m 10.29 27 422
24-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 1500m 08.30 37 362 (E)
28-Sep-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Pe-2 6500m 10.32 17 331
05-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 13.59 36 145
05-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 14.11 36 132
05-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 11.22 27 862
06-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 15.45 26 277
06-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 13.25 27 876
13-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Pe-2 600m 08.53 25 125
13-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 A-20 Boston III 7000m 13.29 25 356
14-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-9 1800m 11.11 27 337
14-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 11.13 27 455
16-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 A-20 Boston III 1500m 09.55 35 316
16-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09.57 35 314
16-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 12.00 25 583
16-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13.55 25 496
17-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 04.47 25 455
17-Oct-44 Anton Hafner 10./JG51 Yak-7 3000m 09.55 25 455

Luftwaffe Badge

Elias Paul Kühlein

Units: 4./JG-51 (7/42 S.U. & Nisch Yugoslavia), 7./JG-51 (6/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 6./JG-51 (12/44), JG-7

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6/R3 WNr 163269 'White 7'(6/44 Yugoslavia) in Staffel, Me 262

Remarks: About 600 combat missions. His first victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 3 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 9 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 5 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 16 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Fessel Baloon on 23 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 14 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 23 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 27 September, 1942. Known Desert victories, both P-38's; one 25 km northeast of Siliana, the other Map Quadrant 3 East 97632, on 28 December, 1942. Another victory, a Spitfire 35 km north of Gabes on 16 January, 1943. Another, a P-38 15 km east of El Guettar on 6 February, 1943. On 21 March, 1943, he downed a Spitfire 35 km east southeast of Gabes. On 2 November, 1943, he downed a B-17 at Bad Vöslau, near Wiener Neustadt. A B-24 over Yugoslavia on 16 April, 1944. A B-24 on 6 June, 1944. A Soviet La-5 on 5 December, 1944. A captured Bf 109 on 11 December, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 December, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories.

Asisbiz Database of 23 aerial victories out of 26 for Elias Kuhlein

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
03-Jul-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  05.37  
05-Jul-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Yak-1   13.00  
06-Jul-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.12  
09-Jul-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Yak-1   15.34  
05-Aug-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 04.48 46 212
16-Aug-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Yak-1 800m 07.58 54 164
23-Aug-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Fesselballon 2000m 06.15 54 291
23-Aug-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06.44 54 242
27-Aug-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 17.40 64 874
14-Sep-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Pe-2 1800m 09.55 47 554
23-Sep-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 06.35 47 562
27-Sep-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 11.10 47 533
28-Dec-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning Low Level 08.12 25km NE Siliana
28-Dec-42 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Spitfire   14.15 Souk-el-Arba
28-Dec-42 Elias Kuhlein 5./JG51 P-38 Lightning Low Level 15.27 03 Ost 97632
16-Jan-43 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 Spitfire 100m 16.26 35km N. Gabes
06-Feb-43 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 P-38 Lightning 7200m 13.30 15km E. El Guettar
02-Nov-43 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 B-17 Fortress 7000m 13.12 68 EN-7 (Bad Voslau)
16-Apr-44 Elias Kuhlein 4./JG51 B-24 Liberator   11.33 Qu.K-84
06-Jun-44 Elias Kuhlein 7./JG51 B-24 Liberator 2000m   14 Ost/SB-4
05-Dec-44 Elias Kuhlein 5./JG51 La-5 2500m 13.56 14 Ost N/EU-72
11-Dec-44 Elias Kuhlein 5./JG51 Bf-109 3000m 11.43 DS-91
21-Dec-44 Elias Kuhlein 5./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 11.11 14 Ost N/DT-75

Knights Cross

Wilhelm Mink

Awards: RK(3/19/42), DK-G(2/9/42), EP(9/30/41), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109E in Stf, Bf 109G-6/R6/Trop 'Wh 12' in 5/JG-51, Bf 109G-6 WNr 160757 (lost 2/44), Fw 58, Bf 109G-14 WNr464454 (lost 3/45)

Remarks: KIA 12 March, 1945, shot down in his Fw 58 by British fighters while on a courier flight near Haderslev Denmark. Obermaier identifies this AC as Bf 109G-14 Wk# 464454, not the Fw 58 Courier AC. 'Air War over Denmark' also identifies the AC as Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464454, on an intercept mission, and that the victors were American P-51's. Shot down twice over the English Channel and rescued by German submarines. His 1st aerial victory was a Blenheim over the English Channel on 29 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Hurricane E of Ramsgate on 21 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, two DB-3's on 25 June, 1941. Another double victory on 1 July, 1941; an I-16 and a Vultee-11. An I-18 and two Pe-2's on 30 August, 1941. An I-16 on 1 November, 1941. Two MiG-1's on 7 July, 1942. A Pe-2 and and two Il-2's on 4 August, 1942. On 3 February, 1944, Mink was shot down and seriously injured in an attack on B-26 Marauders in his G-6 Wk# 160757. 70 victories in the East. After returning to combat status, his first victory, an Il-2 on 1 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 72 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 53 aerial victories out of 73 for Wilhelm Mink

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
29-Apr-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Blenheim   10.20 Armelkanal
21-May-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Hurricane   18.05  
25-Jun-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   10.55  
25-Jun-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   10.58  
01-Jul-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-16 Rata   14.17  
01-Jul-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Vultee-11   15.32  
11-Jul-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   12.13  
13-Jul-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 R-10   12.06  
15-Jul-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   18.26  
30-Jul-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   06.08  
11-Aug-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-61   07.05  
30-Aug-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   15.10  
30-Aug-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-18   14.48  
30-Aug-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   15.00  
02-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 R-3   09.33  
06-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-18   16.23  
07-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 SB-2   06.05  
09-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   18.00  
14-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   06.33  
23-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 SB-2   16.09  
23-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 SB-2   16.11  
24-Sep-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-18   08.47  
04-Oct-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   14.45  
08-Oct-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 SB-2   12.45  
08-Oct-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   12.59  
13-Oct-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-18   14.55  
01-Nov-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-16 Rata   15.32  
08-Nov-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   13.30  
15-Dec-41 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 DB-3   10.34  
04-Jan-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-61   12.20  
04-Jan-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-61   12.25  
04-Jan-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 I-61   12.32  
13-Jan-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   14.28  
24-Jan-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   12.10  
27-Jan-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2   15.35  
07-Jul-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-3   11.20  
07-Jul-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-1   17.48  
09-Jul-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-3   15.05  
11-Jul-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-3   10.07  
02-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2 1300m 18.15 47 572
04-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 09.45 47 612
04-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 15.12 56 112
04-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 18.48 47 881
08-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Yak-1 1200m 15.12 47 874
11-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-3 5500m 09.12 54 122
12-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-3 2800m 09.18 55 854
13-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 MiG-3 1200m 08.42 54 362
16-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 10.09 54 133
22-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 18.36 54 421
23-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 06.51 54 424
24-Aug-42 Wilhelm Mink 5./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 12.50 64 171
01-Sep-44 Wilhelm Mink 1./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 09.59 11 196
22-Sep-44 Wilhelm Mink 1./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
    nb

Luftwaffe Badge

Hans Mikoleit

Units: 6./JG-51

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G

Remarks: One known victory, a B-26 at lake Vico Italy on 16 January, 1944. Magnus Report, 5 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victories maybe 5 for Hans Mikoleit

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Sunday, January 16, 1944 Hans Mikoleit 6./JG51 B-26 Marauder 2500m 13:02 14 Ost S/GE 2 (Lake Vico)

Further Studies

MTO - TACTICAL OPERATIONS (12AF): In Italy, B-25's bomb the marshalling yard and choke points at Terni; B-26's attack the marshalling yard and bridge at Orte; A-20's bomb the town of Atina; P-40's attack bridges in the San Giorgio del Sannio area and gun emplacements near Cassino; Sant' Angelo in Theodice and Picinisco; A-36's hit the railway junction at Cecina, road and railway S of Siena, and the town areas of Avezzano and Formia.

Known B-26 Marauder losses that day

USAAF s/n Aircarft Aircraft fate Squadrons Remarks
41-34764 Martin B-26C-5-MO Marauder Shot down 319BG440BS 319BG440BS Flying Circus/Big Tail Birds shot down by fighters Jan 16, 1944. MACR-2211
41-34887 Martin B-26C-10-MO Marauder Shot down 319BG437BS 319BG437BS Flying Circus/Big Tail Birds shot down by fighters Jan 16, 1944. MACR-2209
41-34900 Martin B-26C-10-MO Marauder Shot Down 320BG443BS 320BG443BS Marauders Code:64 Name:"Man-O-War" Shot down Jan 16 1944
42-43315 Martin B-26B-40-MA Marauder Shot Down 320BG444BS 320BG444BS Marauders Code:87 shot down by AAA Ja 16, 1944. MACR-2311

Luftwaffe Badge

Rudolf Nielinger

Units: 4/JG-51 (6/41 S.U & N. Africa), JV-44

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-2 WNr 8992 (50% dam 8/2/42 in Russia), Bf 109F & G (Trop), Me 262A-1a in JV-44

Remarks: Reported lost in Russia on 2 August, 1942, cause and location not reported. He returned later and Wk# 8992 was recovered. His first known Soviet victory, A SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. Another Soviet, a DB-3 on 3 July, 1941. An I-16 on 31 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 9 August, 1941. An I-61 on 22 August, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 25 August, 1941; both DB-3's. An I-61 on 29 October, 1941. An I-61 on 18 February, 1942. A Pe-2 and a Yak-1 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. Two Il-2's on 23 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. Two Il-2's on 14 September, 1942. A N. African victory, a Beaufort 22 km northwest of Bizerta on 17 November, 1942. Another, a P-40 during a ground strike at Quadrant 80 492 on 21 May, 1943. Magnus, 23 victories.

Asisbiz Database of 20 aerial victories for Rudolf Nielinger

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
25-Jun-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 SB-2   18.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
03-Jul-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 DB-3   16.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
31-Jul-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 I-16 Rata   08.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Aug-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Pe-2   12.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Aug-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 I-61   11.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Aug-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 DB-3   12.51 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Aug-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 DB-3   07.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Oct-41 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 I-61   12.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Feb-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 I-61   07.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Aug-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Pe-2 Low Level 04.58 46 452
05-Aug-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Yak-1 1820m 19.02 47 852
22-Aug-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 14.56 54 251
23-Aug-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06.45 54 212
23-Aug-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 06.52 55 874
27-Aug-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
80m 17.40 63 121
14-Sep-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.03 47 584
14-Sep-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.05 47 584
17-Nov-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Beaufort Low Level 13.39 22km NW Bizerta
28-Dec-42 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Spitfire   14.15 Souk-el-Arba
21-May-43 Rudolf Nielinger 4./JG51 Curtiss P-43 Ground-Strike 17.58 80 493 Ground-Strike

Knights Cross

Rudolf Dreesmann

Rudolf Dreesmann awards EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

MIA 6 July, 1944 after being shot down during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Munich area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. Two MiG-3's on 10 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A Boston S of Schablojkino and an Il-2(m.H.) E of Malaja-Tsmenowka on 5 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) E of Mirgorod on 27 August, 1943. An Il-2 S of Novo-Alexandrovka on 29 October, 1943. A Pe-2 on 27 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 7 April, 1944. An Il-2 on 10 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 27 April, 1944. An Il-2 on 28 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 30 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 May, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 3 May, 1944. A P-39 on 10 May, 1944. Victory numbers incorrect!! His 10th victory, a P-51 at Plattling on 9 June, 1944. A B-24 by Weidenbach on 13 June, 1944. A P-51 E of Pressburg/Bratislava on 16 June, 1944. A 13th, a P-51 at Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. His 14th, a B-17 at Budapest on 27 June, 1944. No. 26, a P-51 NW of Mor/Raab on 2 July, 1944. Magnus, 28 victories. His June 26, 1944 victory is reported as Victory #27 by the Perry Claims, so 28 is probably correct.

Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories for Rudolf Dreesmann

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
Monday, July 05, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 16:45 63 554
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 17:10 63 533
Saturday, July 10, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 10:45 63 382
Saturday, July 10, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 MiG-3 100m 12:40 63 522
Tuesday, August 03, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 17:50 54 721
Wednesday, August 04, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 18:25 44 832
Thursday, August 05, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 17:35 O Malaja-Tsemenowka
Thursday, August 05, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 A-20 Boston 1500m 14:40 S Schablojkino
Friday, August 27, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13:15 E Mirgorod (41 853)
Friday, October 29, 1943 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 06:05 S Novo-Alexandrovka
Monday, March 27, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Pe-2 3500m 06:55 15 442
Friday, April 07, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 11:40 50 794
Monday, April 10, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11:50 50 734
Thursday, April 27, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Yak-9 800m 16:40 49 432
Friday, April 28, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 14:30 50 522
Sunday, April 30, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 17:26 59 184
Monday, May 01, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 Yak-9 200m 10:12 59 173
Wednesday, May 03, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 LaGG-5 Low Level 18:43 49 253
Wednesday, May 10, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 12./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 17:12 50 479
Friday, June 09, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 4./JG302 P-51 Mustang 5000m 10:10 AF 9 (Plattling)
Tuesday, June 13, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 4./JG302 B-24 Liberator   10:32 bei Weidenbach
Friday, June 16, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 4./JG302 P-51 Mustang   09:40 DQ-1 (E Pressburg/Bratislava)
Monday, June 26, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 4./JG302 P-51 Mustang 6500m 09:10 14 Ost N/CP (Pressburg)
Tuesday, June 27, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 4./JG302 B-17 Fortress     Budapest
Sunday, July 02, 1944 Rudolf Dreesmann 2./JG302 P-51 Mustang 7500m 10:40 FR-7 (NW Mór/Raab)

Knights Cross

Horst Petzschler

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

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

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

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

Horst Petzschler was credited with 26 victories in 297 missions. He recorded four victories over the Western front, including two four-engine bombers. Petzschler was shot down 13 times during his combat career, baling out twice due to enemy fighters and shot down 11 times after receiving flak damage making 11 forced landings.

After reading that you'd have to say he was a 'very lucky prick!'

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

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

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

Horst Walter Petzschler

Asisbiz Database of 16 out 26 aerial victories for Horst Walter Petzschler

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
Friday, November 05, 1943 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-7 900m 09:40 S Nevel
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:20 15km SW Nevel
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 09:42 15km S Nevel
Friday, May 12, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler 2./JG3 P-51 Mustang 6500m 12:35 05 Ost S/OS (Giessen)
Friday, May 12, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler 2./JG3 B-17 Fortress Hss 7000m 12:28 05 Ost S/PR (Hochtaunus)
Wednesday, May 24, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler 2./JG3 B-24 Liberator Hss      
Sunday, May 28, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler 2./JG3 P-51 Mustang 4000m 14:15 HD-35 (Mockern E Magdeburg)
Friday, July 07, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-7 4000m 17:32 53 273
Saturday, July 08, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Pe-2 6000m 08:37 64 753
Wednesday, July 26, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-9 2000m 18:20 34 753
Wednesday, August 02, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Yak-9 3000m 13:20 24 425
Friday, August 04, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 08:05 35 355
Wednesday, August 09, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 MiG-3 1500m 19:50 35 347
Friday, September 01, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 17:47 35 122
Thursday, September 07, 1944 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 P-2 5000m 09:58 06 168
Wednesday, February 28, 1945 Horst Walter Petzschler Stab /JG51 La-5 *   - SE Graudenz

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 Some of the most widely used Book References:

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

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

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