Jagdgeschwader 52 - JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109G JG52 Black 10 Russia 1942-43 01

Photo 01: Snow camouflaged Bf 109Gs of JG52.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 III.JG52 (+~) WNr 491460 Deutsch Brod 1945 01-02

Messerschmitt Bf 109G14 WNr 465765 Deutsch Brod 1945 01

Stab Jagdgeschwader 52 - Stab JG52

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - Stab I./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Stab I./JG52 ((+ Erich Hartmann Germany 1945

A month ago I would have sworn to anyone that would listen that there was no way that Erich Hartmanns last Bf109 would be wearing the black tulip on the nose as it would have been too dangerous to wear and too time-consuming to paint given the situation on the eastern front. Then a man finds a photoalbum at a market and by a stroke of luck he knows the significance of the photo he's got in front of himself and all the sudden there's proof that Hartmann's G-10 did indeed have a black tulip painted on the nose! Everything aft of the fuselage is still guesswork though but contemporary I./JG52 show no yellow bands or rudders. The fuselage cross is in the smaller size introduced by Erla somewhere during the production run of their G-10 series. It's not certain that the undersurfaces of the wings were natural metal though.

I first found the photos of the aicraft at Neil Page's blog here: http://falkeeins.blogspot.com/2011/09/erich-hartmanns-last-bf-109-g-10.html
They were originally found and posted by Flavio at the Luftwaffe Experten Messageboard: http://www.luftwaffe-experten.org/forums/

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Stab I./JG52 ((+ Erich Hartmann Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-5 Stab I./JG52 ((+ Johannes Wiese WNr 15999 Anapa Russia 1943

Photograph Source: Flugzeug Classic 2012-02 Anapa is a town in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the northern coast of the Black Sea near the Sea of Azov

Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - Stab II./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Stab II./JG52 ((5+- Gerhard Barkhorn Russia 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 WNr 15909 flown by Hptm. Gerhard Barkhorn, CO of II./JG 52 Eastern Front September 1943

Pilot 6./JG52 Gerhard Barkhorn and photo 2 Gerd Barkhorn receiving congratulations from his Gruppe after his 250th victory. photo 03 Barkhorn in his Fw-190D-9 on 17 February, 1945 in Welzow, Niederlausitz.

Pilot 6./JG52 Gerhard Barkhorn signed 01
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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Stab II./JG52 (+- Leutnant Heinz 'Esau' Ewald Grammatikovo airfield, Crimea, Russia May 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab II./JG52 (I+- Russia 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: Shown in the background of these various views of BF-109G-2s belonging II./JG52, photographed in the Summer of 1942. All aircraft have mottled cowlings, presumably to tone the earlier yellow finish. This seems to have been a characteristic of this unit's aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 Stab II./JG52 (3+- Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab II./JG52 Kommandeur Johannes Steinhoff Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: This Bf 109G-2 was flown by Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff, Kommandeur of II./JG52, and has a dark area behind the cockpit where its identification markings have been changed. Note also the mottle applied to the cowling, possibly to conceal an earlier all-yellow finish.

Bf-109F 4./JG52 Oblt. Johannes Steinhoff W.Nr 6770 Russia June 1941 01

Pilots 4./JG52 Johannes Steinhoff

Photo 01: This Bf-109F-2, W.Nr. 6770, was normally flown in Russia by Oblt. Johannes Steinhoff, the Staffelkapitan of 4./JG52, but was written off in a taxiing accident at Andrejewo on 31 July. It is believed, however, that Steinhoff was not at the controls on this occasion. The victory bars show Steinhoff's eight successes in the West and the 12 claimed in the East up to the time this photograph was taken. Note the unusually glossy finish to the horizontal tail surfaces. The latest two victory bars have yet to have their red stars applied, but the stencil which will be required for this purpose may be seen between the tins of paint.

Pilots 2./JG52 Johannes Steinhoff Russia July 1942 01
Hptm. Johannes Steinhoff, Kommandeur of II./JG52, seen here in the cockpit of his aircraft in July 1942, in which month he flew his 600th war flight.

Pilots JG52 Johannes Steinhoff 01-02

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 Stab II./JG52 (2+- Hans Dackel Waldmann WNr 13566 Russia Aug 1942

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 'Chevron 2' flown by Uffz. Hans Waldmann of Stab II./JG52, August 1942 Originally finished in a standard 02/74/75/76 factory scheme with a completely yellow nose, this aircraft had repainted areas where earlier markings had been modified. In particular, the nose has been camouflaged in a tight, sprayed speckle which clearly does not match the fuselage mottling, while the fuselage shows that the Stab chevron and numeral '2' on the fuselage have been applied over a patch of RLM 74 where earlier markings have been painted out. Similarly, the rear fuselage markings have also been modified with RLM 74, perhaps to narrow a wider yellow fuselage band or to overpaint an earlier Gruppe marking.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G Stab II./JG52 (2+- Waldmann Russia WNr 13566 Aug 1942 01-02

Photo 01: This damaged Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 was flown by Uffz. Hans Waldmann, who flew his first combat mission with Stab II./JG52 on 31 August 1942 and was wingman to Hptm. Steinhoff, the Gruppenkommandeur. Waldmann claimed his first two victories on the 2nd and 3 November 1942 and subsequently became very successful as a fighter pilot, later flying with 6./JG52 before transferring to the West. He claimed a total of 134 victories, including two with the Me 262, and was decor. !ted with the Oak Leaves in March 1945. These photographs show Waldmann's aircraft, W. Nr. 13566, in September 1942 after Soviet anti-aircraft fire damaged his rudder.

Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - Stab III./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 Stab III./JG52 ((+~ Gunther Rall Russia 1942

Stab IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - Stab IV./JG52

I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - I./JG52

1 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 1./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 1./JG52 White 3 Germany 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 1./JG52 White 10 pilot and Wnr unknown, photographed (in colour) at Kharkov-Rogan in early July 1943

2 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 2./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 2./JG52 'Black 1' Georg Schwientek Russia 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 2./JG52 Black 5 Russia 1942-43

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 'Black 5', unknown pilot, 2./JG52, Zilistea/Rumania, April 1944

Messerschmitt Me 109 G-14/AS 2./JG52 W.Nr 786476 Nemecky Brod, May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 JG52 (Red 4+) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 2./JG52 (Y2+) exKGJ6 Germany 1945

3 Staffel I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 3./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 Erla 3.JG52 Yellow 8 Manfred Leisebein Russia 1943

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 3./JG52 (Yellow 9+) Pipera Airfield Romania 1944

Messerschmitt BF 109 G-14 'Yellow 11' of 3./JG52, Deutsch Brod, May 1945

II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - II./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 II./JG52 White 11 named Rosemarie Czechoslovakia 1945

Photograph Source: Artist: © Tomas Poruba Source: "Messerschmitt Bf.109G-10/U4. Production & Operational Service" by Ales Janda & Tomas Poruba. Luftwaffe over Czech territory - 1945. II. JaPo.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 II./JG52 Yellow 6 Czechoslovakia 1945

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 II./JG52 Yellow 2 Czechoslovakia 1945

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 II./JG52 Black 2 WNr 610824 Neubiberg Germany May 1945

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4 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 4./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4./JG52 (W1+-) flown by Hauptmann Erich Hartmann Hungary 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6/AS 4./JG52 (W2+-) Hans-Joachim Birkner Russia 1943

MesserschmittMe109G-4 4./JG52 White 3 WNr 19310 BH+XN flown by Oberleutnant Wolf Dieter von Coester from Anapa in early 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 4./JG52 (White 2+) WNr 412605 Siverskaya 1943-44

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 4./JG52 (W2+-) Russia 1942 01

Photo 01-02: BF-109G-2s belonging II./JG52, photographed in the Summer of 1942. All aircraft have mottled cowlings, presumably to tone the earlier yellow finish. This seems to have been a characteristic of this unit's aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 4./JG52 White 5 of II./JG52 Russia 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 4./JG52 White 5 of II./JG52, Neubiberg airfield 8th May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 4./JG52 White 6 Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 4./JG52 White 11 and named Rosemarie Germany May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/U4 Erla 4./JG52 White 21+- Werk Nr 464549 Vesprem, Hungary April/May 1945

This Bf 109 G-14, W.Nr. 464 549, "White 21" was also equipped with the DB 605 AM and belonged to the II. / JG 52. Still on 8 May 1945 transferred the group of Zeltweg from Munich-Neubiberg

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5 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 5./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 5./JG52 Black 8 flown by Viktor Petermann WNr 19257 Eastern Front June 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109G-4, W.Nr. 19257, Flown by Fw. Viktor Petermann, 5./JG 52, South Part of the Eastern Front, June, 1943

Messerschmitt BF 109 G-14 5./JG52 'Black 21' Neubiberg 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 5./JG52 (Black 15+-) flown by Walter Wolfrum named Quex Grammatikovo USSR Mar 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 5./JG52 (Black 15+-) flown by Walter Wolfrum WNr. 411777 Grammatikivo airfield, Crimea spring 1944

Luftwaffe 5./JG52 group photo Hans Müller, Werner Naubur, Kurt Komorowski, Helmut Haberda, Walter Wolfrum. Otto Schicketanz, Manfred Eisermann and 'Mäcki' Hoffmann

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Profiles and Photo Data: Gramatikovo is a village in the municipality of Malko Tarnovo, in Burgas Province, in southeastern Bulgaria
Pilots 5./JG52 Walter Wolfrum 01
Bf 109G6 5./JG52 (B15+-) Wolfrum Crimea 1944 01

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 5./JG52 White 3 flown by Leutnant Heinz 'Esau' Ewald from Wien-Aspern April 1945

Messerschmitt Me109 G-10 6./JG52 Black 1 flown by Staffelfuhrer Lt. Peter Duttmann nicknamed 'Bonifazius Kiesewetter' WNr. 610533 from Vienna-Aspern 1st May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 5./JG 52 Black 12, flown by Lt. Peter Düttmann (nicknamed 'Bonifazius Kiesewetter') from Russia 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf 109 G-4 Black-12 of 5. Staffel II./ J.G.52 flown by Lt.Peter "Bonifaz" Düttmann in May, 1943/Russia.

6 Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 6./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109G10 Erla 6./JG52 (B6+-) WNr 150835 Neubiberg 8th May 1945

At last the W.Nr. (150835) of the only Erla built Bf 109 G-10 Schwarze 6 flown in by 6./JG 52 tot Neubiberg 8 May 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 6./JG52 (Yellow 1+-) Helmut Lipfert Russia 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 6./JG 52 Yellow 3 Werk Nr.14898, flown by Lt. Willi 'Altvater' Nemitz from Russia 1943

Profiles and Photo Data: Bf109G-4 (W.Nr.14898) 'Yellow 3 + -' of II./J.G.52 flown by Lt. Willi 'Altvater' Nemitz , Russia.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG52 Yellow 5 Walter Krupinski based in Maykop Russia Oct 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 6./JG52 (Brown 5+-) Walter Krupinski Russia Oct 1942

Photo 01: Lt. Walter Krupinski of 6./JG52 with a Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 coded 'Brown 5' in October 1942, in which month he was awarded the Ritterkreuz after claiming 53 victories.

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 6./JG52 (Y8+) Heinz Sachsenberg named Wimmersol Anapa Airport Russia 1943 01-02

Pilots 6./JG52 Heinz Sachsenberg 01-02

Photo 02: Four members of Platzschutzstaffel - from left to right: Lt. Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Hptm. Klaus Faber (2 v.), Lt. Heinz Sachsenberg and Hptm. Waldemar Wubke (15~ v.). Photo was taken at Ainring on 1 May 1945.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 Yellow '11' Heinz 'Esau' Ewald WNr. 163568 Husi airfield, Romania summer 1944.

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 6./JG52 (Y2+-) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G2 6./JG52 (Y6+-) Anapa 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 'Yellow 11' of JG52 (?), Deutsch Brod, May 1945

7 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 7./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4/R6 7./JG52 White 2+~ Herbert Meissler WNr 14997 KJ+GU Anapa Airport, Russia 28th May 1943

This aircraft was normally the mount of Erich Hartmann but in May 1943, whilst he was on convalescent leave back in Germany, the aircraft was used by Uffz. Herbert Meissler. Meissler got shot down on the 28th and made a wheel's up landing behind enemy lines! The aircraft was subsequently used by the Soviets for propaganda films.

The kill markings are all Hartmanns and the unit emblem is actually for I./JG52 in which the plane previously served.

Eric "Bubi" Hartman Messerschmitt BF 109G-4 7./JG52 Taman /USSR 25 May 1943 @ Claes Sundin 2015 . On 23 May he claimed his 17th victory but two days later force-landed his Bf 109 G-4 “White 2” (W.Nr. 14 997) after colliding with a LaGG-3 fighter. After this incident he was given leave to rest and recuperate, returning to combat duty by the end of June.

Bf 109G-4/R-6 W.Nr.14997 KJ+GU Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 East Front, Kuban, May 1943. At this time a rare event occurred in the corps, one seldom repeated throughout the war. The deputy commander of the 812th IAP, Kapitan Pavel Tarasov, managed to lead a Bf 109G-4/R6 (Wr. N 14997) to Soviet lines and force it to land. The operational summary of 4th Air Army on this day notes: "A group of Yak-1 pilots formed a ring around a Bf 109 and forced it to land near Mayskiy, south of Slavyanskaya. The pilot was taken into custody." Here is what happened. After accomplishing the mission for covering ground troops, Kapitan Pavel Tarasov noticed that a single Bf 109 was below and to the right of his group. Deciding to attack the enemy, Tarasov and a Yak with a black prop spinner quickly came up behind the Messerschmitt. He crowded the German fighter toward the ground, and both fighters led the German toward Soviet territory. Kapitan Tarasov wanted to deliver the captured German fighter to his own airfield, but ..

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 7./JG52 (White 5+-) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 7./JG52 (White 8+~) Russia summer 1942

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Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14 7./JG52 (W7+-) flown by Leutnant Heinz Ewald Hungary 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-4 7./JG52 (W10+~) Alfred Grislawski WNr 19249 Taman Russia 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 7./JG52 (White 11+-) Germany 1944

Messerschmitt BF 109 G-14 Erla 7./JG52 White 21 WNr 464549 Veszprém Hungary March 1945

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8 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 8./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 8./JG52 Blue 22+- Zeltweg Austria April 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-10 8./JG52 Blue 22+- Zeltweg Austria April 1945

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G 8./JG52 (Black 1+~) Gunther Rall Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 8./JG52 (Black 13+~) Gunther Rall Russia Sep 1942

Photo 01: Three Ritterkreuztrager of 8./JG52. From the left, Uffz. Karl Gratz (awarded RK on 1 July 1942), Obl. Gunther Rall (RK 3 September 1942) and Fw. Hans Dammers (RK 23 August 1942). The aircraft in the background is Rall's Messerschmitt 'Black 13' which was finished in a standard 02/74/75/76 scheme, had a black III. Gruppe wavy bar symbol outlined in white superimposed upon a yellow fuselage band aft of the fuselage cross, and carried the Gruppe's barbed red cross badge on the fuselage, forward of the windscreen.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G 8./JG52 (Black 13+~) Gunther Rall Russia Sep 1942 02

Photo 02: Knight's Cross holders of JG52 during a mission break in late 1942 in front of Rall's Messerschmitt Bf109G-2 'Black 13'. From left: Uffz. Karl Gratz (138 victories, RK), Oblt. Gunther Rall and Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak (about 120 v. RK). Two different sources list the third party Fw. Hans Dammers or Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak???

9 Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 ~ 9./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9./JG52 WNr 20499 flown by Lt. Erich Hartmann CO of 9./JG 52 Nove Zaporozhye October 1943

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG52 (Y3+~) Russia 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-2 9./JG52 Yellow 11+~ Herman Graf WNr 13670 Russia 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: 'Yellow 11', a Bf 109G-2, WNr. 13670, of 9./JG52, was sometimes flown by Hermann Graf in the late Summer of 1942

9./JG52 ground crew congratulate Herman Graf May 1942 01

Photo 01: Ground personnel of 9./JG52 with the sign they produced to congratulate Lt. Hermann Graf on his 104th victory on 14 May 1942.

9./JG52 ground crew congratulate Herman Graf Sep 1942 02

Photo 02: On 26 September 1942, Hptm. Hermann Graf became the first pilot to reach 200 victories.

Pilots JG52.3 Hermann Graf 1941 01

Photo 01: On 1 August 1941, III./JG52 flew from Mizil in Rumania to Belaya-Tserkov in Russia, and at 04.40 hrs the next morning flew its first mission escorting Ju-87s.At this time, III./JG52 was the only Gruppe in the Geschwader equipped with the Bf-109F-4 and on its first day of operations two Bf-109F-4/Bs were seriously damaged after running out of fuel and making emergency landings. This photograph shows members of 9./JG52 in the East with Lt. Hermann Graf (fourth from the right), Utiz. Steinbatz (third from the right) and the Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Franz Hornig (centre), who was also acting Gruppen-kommandeur

Pilots 9./JG52 Graf and Alfred Grislawski Crimea Russia July 1942 01

hoto 01: By the time Fw. Grislawski received the Ritterkreuz, Graf - seen here on the left - had received the Swords. Graf and Grislawski were firm friends and both survived the war, Graf with 212 victories and Grislawski with 132.

Pilots 9./JG52 Alfred Grislawski Crimea, Russia July 1, 1942 01

Photo 01: For most of 1941 and early 1942, FW. A1fred Grislawski of 9./JG52 flew as wingman to Hermann Graf of 9./JG52. Grislawski claimed his first victory on 1 September 1941, but in the Crimea in late April 1942 increased his tally from 18 to 42 in four weeks. Here, Fw. Grislawski is seen being decorated with the Ritterkreuz, awarded on 1 July 1942.

Pilots III./JG5 Hermann Graf 1941 01

Photo 01: On 1 August 1941, III./JG52 flew from Mizil in Rumania to Belaya-Tserkov in Russia, and at 04.40 hrs the next morning flew its first mission escorting Ju-87s.At this time, III./JG52 was the only Gruppe in the Geschwader equipped with the Bf-109F-4 and on its first day of operations two Bf-109F-4/Bs were seriously damaged after running out of fuel and making emergency landings. This photograph shows members of 9./JG52 in the East with Lt. Hermann Graf (fourth from the right), Utiz. Steinbatz (third from the right) and the Staffelkapitan, Oblt. Franz Hornig (centre), who was also acting Gruppen-kommandeur

Pilots 9./JG52 Herman Graf Russia Sep 16, 1942 01

Photo 01: Hermann Graf shown here as a Major wearing the Diamonds awarded on 16 September 1942 when he was an Oberleutnant.

Pilots 9./JG52 Herman Graf Germany 1942 01-02

Photo 01-02: Graf is seen here in Germany (Photo 01) receiving congratulations and (Photo 02) signing the Golden Book of Flyers in which were entered the names and signatures of the Luftwaffe's top aces.

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 9./JG52 Yellow 1+~ was flown by Alfred Grislawski at Pitomnik, September 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 Yellow 9+~ was flown by Alfred Grislawski in 9./JG52 at Gonstakovka, between September 13th and September 28th 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 9./JG52 (Y10+~) Alfred Grislawski Pitomnik 1942

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 9./JG52 Yellow 1+~ Erich Hartmann Staffelkapitan Belarus 24th August 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 flown by Oberleutnant Erich Hartmann, 9./JG52, Baranov/Russia, August 24th, 1944

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 9./JG52 (Y11+~) Hermann Graf Russia Sep 1942

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Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 9./JG52 (R1+~) Erich Hartmann WNr 20499 Nove Zaporozhye Oct 1943

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IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - IV./JG52

11 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 11./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-14/AS Erla 11./JG52 Yellow 6 Walter Wolfrum WNr 78xxxx Deutsch Brod Czechhoslovakia 7th May 1945

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12 Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 52 - 12./JG52

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 12./JG52 Black 2 Uffz. Fred Schneiker based in Dorpat Estonia 1944

 
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Gerhard Barkhorn

Gerhard Barkhorn was born on 20 May 1919 at Königsberg in East Prussia. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1937 as a Fahnenjunker. He began his flying training in March 1938 in the pre-war Luftwaffe. On completion of his training he was posted to 3./JG2. On 1 August 1940 Leutnant Barkhorn was transferred to 6./JG52 based on the Channel Front. He flew his initial missions with his new unit during the Battle of Britain but did not confirm any victories during this time. He was, however, shot down into the Channel on one occasion but was rescued unhurt. Barkhorn achieved his first success during his 120th mission on 2 July 1941 over the Eastern Front. Thereafter he was to score steadily, if relatively unspectacularly in comparison to other Eastern Front Luftwaffe aces, achieving his 10th victory on 30 November 1941. On 21 May, Barkhorn was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG52. Barkhorn was not a prolific scorer; his best single mission netted him four victories, his best day seven victories. In May he recorded seven victories, 16 victories in June and 31 in July, including six on 19 July for his 46th through 51st victories, and five on 20 July (52-56). On 25 July, he was wounded in combat flying Bf-109F-4 (W.Nr. 13388) ‘White 5'.

Oberleutnant Barkhorn was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 23 August 1942 for 64 victories. After a two-month break away from the front he returned in early October. He recorded 14 victories in October, seven in November and 17 in December, including his 100th victory on 19 December. On 11 January 1943, he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 175) when he achieved his 105th victory.

Hauptmann Barkhorn became Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG52 on 1 September 1943, and led it until 15 January 1945. He claimed 24 victories in August, including his 150th on 8 August. He claimed 15 victories in September, 23 in November, including his 200th victory on 30 November 1943, and 28 in December, including seven on 28 December (216-222). On 23 January 1944, Barkhorn became the first fighter pilot to have completed 1,000 combat missions. He achieved his 250th victory on 12 February, the second to do so. He was awarded the Schwertern on 2 March 1944 for 251 victories. Barkhorn's success had not come without some cost. He was shot down nine times in his combat career. He baled out once and was wounded twice. On 31 May 1944, Barkhorn was flying his sixth mission of the day and, being fatigued, was not concentrating on keeping a good look-out when he was bounced by a Russian Airacobra fighter and shot down in Bf 109G-6 (W.Nr. 163195) (<< Black 5). He received severe wounds to his right arm and leg which put him out of action for four months. He returned to combat duty at the end of October. He claimed his 275th victim on 14 November. He recorded his 301st, and last, victory on 5 January 1945.

On 16 January 1945, Major Barkhorn was transferred to take command of JG6 serving on Reichsverteidigung duties based at Posen. He led the unit until 10 April 1945 but was still suffering the effects of his wounds and eventually relinquished command for another spell in hospital. On recovery, Barkhorn joined JV 44 commanded by Generalleutnant Adolf Galland (104 victories, RK-Br) and operating the Me-262 jet fighter. On 21 April 1945, on the last of only two operational missions flying the Me-262, Barkhorn's starboard engine failed. He was obliged to break off an attack on an American bomber formation and return to his base at Riem. He was chased by the USAAF P-51 fighter escort so set about landing his crippled machine in a clearing in some woods. In the resulting crash-landing the cockpit canopy, which he had opened to enable a quick escape, slammed shut on his neck. The incident put him back in hospital and out of the war. Post-war Barkhorn was one of the few noted Luftwaffe Experten who escaped being imprisoned by the Russians. However, he did become a prisoner of war of the Allies, finally being released by them in September 1945. He joined the Bundesluftwaffe in 1956, commanded JaboG31 'Boelcke' and rose to the rank of Generalleutnant. He retired in 1976. On 6 January 1983, during a winter storm on an autobahn near Köln, Barkhorn and his wife, Christl, were involved in a serious automobile accident. Christl died at the scene but Gerhard lingered in a hospital for two days before passing away on 8 January.

Gerhard Barkhorn was credited with 301 victories gained in 1104 missions. All his victories were recorded while flying over the Eastern Front.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 2.7.1941 18:50 DB-3 6./JG52  
2 28.7.1941 11:20 I-16 6./JG52  
3 29.7.1941 17:34 DB-3 6./JG52  
4 19.8.1941 13:35 I-18 6./JG52  
5 22.8.1941 12:25 Il-2 6./JG52 claimed as V-11
6 25.8.1941 10:40 I-153 6./JG52  
7 25.8.1941 12:59 I-18 6./JG52  
8 23.9.1941 16:30 I-18 6./JG52  
9 4.10.1941 13:37 DB-3 6./JG52  
10 30.11.1941 10:07 I-61 6./JG52  
11 16.5.1942 6:18 Mig-1 4./JG52  
12 18.5.1942 5:50 R-5 4./JG52  
13 25.5.1942 9:24 Il-2 4./JG52  
14 26.5.1942 5:28 LaGG-3 4./JG52 E Protopopowka
15 26.5.1942 11:30 Il-2 4./JG52  
16 27.5.1942 8:30 Mig-1 4./JG52  
17 27.5.1942 15:28 Pe-2 4./JG52 NE Petrowskaja
18 5.6.1942 4:45 Mig-1 4./JG52  
19 9.6.1942 14:52 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
20 11.6.1942 9:45 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
21 14.6.1942 13:55 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
22 22.6.1942 5:52 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Kupjansk
23 22.6.1942 5:55 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Kupjansk
24 22.6.1942 5:57 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Kupjansk
25 22.6.1942 6:25 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Kupjansk
26 22.6.1942 11:45 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
27 23.6.1942 12:55 Yak-1 4./JG52  
28 24.6.1942 7:48 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
29 24.6.1942 7:52 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
30 25.6.1942 18:05 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
31 26.6.1942 13:05 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
32 30.6.1942 18:05 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
33 30.6.1942 18:09 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
34 1.7.1942 6:05 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
35 1.7.1942 10:07 Il-2 4./JG52  
36 1.7.1942 10:11 Boston 4./JG52  
37 1.7.1942 19:04 Hurricane 4./JG52  
38 2.7.1942 7:20 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
39 2.7.1942 9:20 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
40 4.7.1942 6:27 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
41 4.7.1942 10:30 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
42 5.7.1942 17:43 Hurricane 4./JG52  
43 6.7.1942 15:30 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
44 9.7.1942 15:55 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
45 10.7.1942 16:40 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
46 19.7.1942 7:00 LaGG 4./JG52  
47 19.7.1942 7:35 Hurricane 4./JG52 Rostow area
48 19.7.1942 7:36 Hurricane 4./JG52 Rostow area
49 19.7.1942 11:25 LaGG 4./JG52  
50 19.7.1942 15:20 LaGG 4./JG52  
51 19.7.1942 15:30 I-16 4./JG52  
52 20.7.1942 7:07 LaGG 4./JG52  
53 20.7.1942 13:06 LaGG 4./JG52  
54 20.7.1942 13:18 LaGG 4./JG52  
55 20.7.1942 13:20 LaGG 4./JG52  
56 20.7.1942 16:00 LaGG 4./JG52  
57 21.7.1942 9:55 I-16 4./JG52  
58 22.7.1942 17:46 Hurricane 4./JG52  
59 23.7.1942 4:15 LaGG 4./JG52  
60 23.7.1942 4:25 LaGG 4./JG52  
61 23.7.1942 13:50 I-153 4./JG52  
62 24.7.1942 10:20 I-16 4./JG52  
63 24.7.1942 15:13 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
64 24.7.1942 15:14 LaGG-3 4./JG52  
65 7.10.1942 8:05 LaGG 4./JG52  
66 7.10.1942 13:25 LaGG 4./JG52 NE Tuapse
67 7.10.1942 13:29 LaGG 4./JG52 Gunaiberg
68 7.10.1942 13:29 LaGG 4./JG52 Gunaiberg
69 9.10.1942 12:50 I-16 4./JG52 S Nelkokoff
70 20.10.1942 14:15 R-5 4./JG52 SE Tuapse
71 25.10.1942 13:30 LaGG 4./JG52 Slepsowskaja
72 25.10.1942 13:35 LaGG 4./JG52 Slepsowskaja
73 26.10.1942 15:30 LaGG 4./JG52 E Aponka
74 26.10.1942 15:32 LaGG 4./JG52 Bataku-Jurt
75 29.10.1942 14:42 Yak-1 4./JG52 N Altebinal / 12:42?
76 30.10.1942 8:50 Yak-1 4./JG52 Lasarewskoje
77 30.10.1942 11:50 LaGG 4./JG52 Schatschi station
78 30.10.1942 12:05 LaGG 4./JG52 Alexejewka
79 3.11.1942 14:45 LaGG 4./JG52 N Tuapse
80 10.11.1942 11:15 LaGG 4./JG52 Lasarewskoje
81 15.11.1942 9:00 LaGG 4./JG52 Lasarewskoje
82 28.11.1942 11:00 P-40 4./JG52 Bussinowka
83 30.11.1942 8:30 P-40 4./JG52 B. Tundutow
84 30.11.1942 8:40 Yak-1 4./JG52 S Kauschino
85 30.11.1942 8:45 LaGG 4./JG52 Wertjatschy
86 2.12.1942 13:50 Yak-1 4./JG52 S Tundutow
87 8.12.1942 10:15 P-40 4./JG52 Prudboj station
88 10.12.1942 14:30 P-40 4./JG52 Barizynsky
89 11.12.1942 9:25 Yak-1 4./JG52 W Kulpinsky
90 11.12.1942 9:27 Yak-1 4./JG52 Kulpinsky
91 11.12.1942 9:30 Yak-1 4./JG52 Kulpinsky
92 13.12.1942 10:45 P-40 4./JG52 Ssamochin
93 13.12.1942 10:50 P-40 4./JG52 S Kamenko
94 13.12.1942 11:30 Il-2 4./JG52 Tschilekoff
95 17.12.1942 7:50 Yak-1 4./JG52 Abganerowok
96 17.12.1942 10:10 Yak-1 4./JG52 Abganerowok
97 17.12.1942 13:11 Yak-1 4./JG52 Schutowo station
98 18.12.1942 9:45 Yak-1 4./JG52 W Kumsky
99 18.12.1942 10:35 Yak-1 4./JG52 Bhf. Schutowo
100 19.12.1942 9:15 P-40 4./JG52 3km S Sety / 9:20?
101 19.12.1942 9:20 P-40 4./JG52 Turguta station / 19:15?
102 20.12.1942 8:00 LaGG 4./JG52 E Gratschy
103 9.1.1943 12:45 Yak-1 4./JG52 Simowniki area
104 9.1.1943 12:50 Yak-1 4./JG52 PQ 28783
105 10.1.1943 6:17 Yak-1 4./JG52 Remontnaja area
106 4.2.1943 9:10 Yak-4 4./JG52 Korsertschy-Chomutny
107 7.2.1943 12:10 Il-2 4./JG52 Budjonowka
108 11.2.1943 7:15 I-16 4./JG52 Eriwanskaja
109 11.2.1943 13:25 LaGG-3 4./JG52 SE Gelendshik
110 11.2.1943 13:30 LaGG-3 4./JG52 NW Gelendshik
111 11.2.1943 13:40 I-153 4./JG52 SE Noworossisk
112 12.2.1943 6:03 I-16 4./JG52 SE Kabardinka
113 12.2.1943 6:10 I-16 4./JG52 E Kabardinka
114 12.2.1943 11:55 Yak-1 4./JG52 Peltawskaja
115 12.2.1943 12:03 Yak-1 4./JG52 Iwanowskaja
116 13.2.1943 13:34 Yak-1 4./JG52 G.-Afipskaja
117 22.2.1943 8:15 LaGG-3 4./JG52 N Hohe 446
118 22.2.1943 8:20 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Sch. -Balker
119 26.2.1943 10:45 LaGG-3 4./JG52 SW Kabardinka
120 27.2.1943 14:00 Yak-1 4./JG52 Staromischastowskaja
121 28.4.1943 9:45 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Mingrelskaja
122 29.4.1943 13:20 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Mingrelskaja
123 29.4.1943 13:50 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Iwanowskaja
124 29.4.1943 17:30 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Cholmskaja
125 30.4.1943 7:45 Spitfire 4./JG52 Cholmskaja
126 30.4.1943 17:15 LaGG-3 4./JG52 SW Usum
127 9.5.1943 16:55 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Krupeik
128 28.5.1943 9:18 Spitfire 4./JG52 Kijewskoje
129 28.5.1943 9:48 Yak-1 4./JG52 Kijewskoje
130 29.5.1943 18:20 Il-2 4./JG52 Krymskaja
131 29.5.1943 18:25 Yak-1 4./JG52 Kijewskoje
132 31.5.1943 10:40 P-39 4./JG52 Slawianskaja
133 31.5.1943 13:15 Yak-1 4./JG52 Krymskaja
134 8.6.1943 9:28 LaGG-3 4./JG52 Anastasijewskaja
135 10.6.1943 11:59 LaGG-5 4./JG52 W Abinskaja
136 10.6.1943 18:28 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Kijewskoje
137 10.6.1943 18:34 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Krymskaja
138 30.7.1943 6:40 Yak-1 4./JG52 Kijewskoje
139 2.8.1943 8:00 Yak-1 4./JG52 Wagoltschick
140 2.8.1943 12:15 Yak-1 4./JG52 Kubyschewo
141 4.8.1943 15:35 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Tomarowka
142 4.8.1943 16:03 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Belgorod
143 5.8.1943 9:58 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Belgorod
144 5.8.1943 15:55 Yak-1 4./JG52 Belgorod
145 5.8.1943 16:02 Yak-1 4./JG52 Belgorod
146 7.8.1943 7:05 Yak-1 4./JG52 Melinowka
147 7.8.1943 15:20 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Dorogoschtsch
148 7.8.1943 15:27 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Ssergejwka
149 7.8.1943 18:32 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Prototopowka
150 8.8.1943 6:10 Il-2 m.H. 4./JG52 Bessonowka
151 8.8.1943 6:13 Il-2 m.H. 4./JG52 Bessonowka
152 12.8.1943 15:45 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Bogodacha
153 21.8.1943 8:07 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Kurikytschewo
154 21.8.1943 11:07 Il-2 m.H. 4./JG52 Kalinowka
155 22.8.1943 14:20 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Krasny-Oskol
156 23.8.1943 10:00 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Dolegaskaja
157 23.8.1943 10:27 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Krasny-Oskol
158 23.8.1943 14:28 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Krasny-Oskol
159 23.8.1943 14:50 LaGG-5 4./JG52 Kanijscherode
160 24.8.1943 6:15 Yak-1 4./JG52 E Isjum
161 24.8.1943 14:34 Yak-1 4./JG52 S Isjum
162 26.8.1943 17:05 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 Anastasijewskaja
163 2.9.1943 17:55 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 Wesljeidowka
164 4.9.1943 16:55 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 Kolontajew
165 5.9.1943 10:55 LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 40273
166 5.9.1943 11:05 LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 40222
167 6.9.1943 14:15 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Taranowka
168 6.9.1943 14:25 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Taranowka
169 6.9.1943 17:24 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Ssokolowo
170 8.9.1943 7:45 Il-2 Stab II./JG 52 W Andrejewka
171 8.9.1943 7:55 LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52 E Taranowka
172 8.9.1943 17:23 LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 60314
173 9.9.1943 14:35 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 51794
174 9.9.1943 17:13 LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 51853
175 13.9.1943 13:25 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 60342
176 13.9.1943 13:50 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 60234
177 20.9.1943 9:20 R-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 11212
178 15.11.1943 10:07 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66812
179 15.11.1943 10:20 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66594
180 16.11.1943 11:57 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66832
181 16.11.1943 12:25 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66591
182 16.11.1943 14:17 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 E Baksy
183 19.11.1943 9:07 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66644
184 19.11.1943 14:15 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66734
185 19.11.1943 14:20 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66811
186 20.11.1943 10:15 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66611
187 20.11.1943 13:40 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66643
188 20.11.1943 13:45 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 Kertsch haven
189 21.11.1943 9:22 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66613
190 21.11.1943 13:35 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66613
191 26.11.1943 10:38 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 SE Kertsch
192 26.11.1943 14:03 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 SW Kertsch
193 26.11.1943 14:05 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 SE Kertsch
194 27.11.1943 9:45 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 E Lentini
195 28.11.1943 8:44 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66732
196 28.11.1943 8:47 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66594
197 28.11.1943 9:00 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66594
198 29.11.1943 10:15 P-39 Stab II./JG 52  
199 29.11.1943 14:20 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66734
200 30.11.1943 9:50 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 W Kolonka
201 1.12.1943 14:12 Il-2 Stab II./JG 52 SE Eltigen
202 2.12.1943 10:27 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
203 2.12.1943 10:39 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 S Eltigen
204 2.12.1943 10:48 Il-2 Stab II./JG 52 E Eltigen
205 2.12.1943 14:15 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Kamysch Barun
206 2.12.1943 14:18 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 E Kamysch Barun
207 2.12.1943 14:23 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52  
208 4.12.1943 9:06 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 E Eltigen
209 4.12.1943 14:09 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 E Eltigen
210 6.12.1943 14:21 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 W Kossa Tusla
211 6.12.1943 14:37 Il-2 Stab II./JG 52 SE Eltigen
212 9.12.1943 10:18 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 S Dschankoj
213 9.12.1943 10:25 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 E Kolonka
214 17.12.1943 10:13 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 N Laksig
215 27.12.1943 12:11 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 Bekay area
216 28.12.1943 8:47 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 N Kap Warsawka
217 28.12.1943 8:53 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 E Dschankoj
218 28.12.1943 10:20 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 E Kap Chroni
219 28.12.1943 10:23 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 W Kap Chroni
220 28.12.1943 12:07 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Kertsch haven
221 28.12.1943 12:10 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 N Laksig
222 28.12.1943 12:21 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 Kertsch haven
223 29.12.1943 9:38 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 Katerles area
224 29.12.1943 13:35 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 E Apassnaja
225 29.12.1943 13:45 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 S Bulganak
226 29.12.1943 13:48 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 N Dschankoj
227 30.12.1943 9:30 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 N Bulganak
228 30.12.1943 13:23 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 E Bulganak
229 1.1.1944 10:43 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66654
230 1.1.1944 13:08 Pe-2 Stab II./JG 52 Kap Tarchan
231 1.1.1944 13:09 Pe-2 Stab II./JG 52 Kap Tarchan
232 1.1.1944 13:10 Pe-2 Stab II./JG 52 Kap Chroni
233 3.1.1944 10:45 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66623
234 12.1.1944 10:07 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 Bulganak area
235 18.1.1944 11:27 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66643 / Kertsch area
236 23.1.1944 9:27 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66642
237 23.1.1944 9:29 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66643 / Kertsch area
238 23.1.1944 12:15 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66671 / 1000FF
239 24.1.1944 14:56 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66534 / Kap Tarchan
240 25.1.1944 12:50 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66592
241 26.1.1944 12:00 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 6667?
242 28.1.1944 12:19 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66614
243 10.2.1944 13:45 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66533 / Bulganak area
244 10.2.1944 15:00 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 Bulganak area
245 10.2.1944 15:35 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66533
246 12.2.1944 10:46 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66643
247 12.2.1944 12:46 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66613 / Adshin Uschkaj
248 12.2.1944 12:58 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66641 / ENE Bulganak
249 12.2.1944 13:20 Yak-1 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66473
250 12.2.1944 15:50 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 66614
251 25.2.1944 12:00 Pe-2 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 4641?
252 24.4.1944 11:25 Boston III Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35443
253 24.4.1944 13:55 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35611 / Balaklawa area
254 26.4.1944 12:08 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35474 / N Balaklawa / 12:18?
255 26.4.1944 17:10 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35413 / Belobek area
256 26.4.1944 17:50 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35612 / Balaklawa area
257 27.4.1944 10:48 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35442 / Belobek area
258 28.4.1944 12:35 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35452
259 28.4.1944 15:23 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35453
260 28.4.1944 15:25 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35453 / Sewastopol area
261 1.5.1944 11:05 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35473 / Balaklawa area
262 4.5.1944 12:24 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35624
263 5.5.1944 10:52 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35334 / Belobek area
264 5.5.1944 11:00 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35273
265 6.5.1944 15:10 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35411 / Katscha area
266 8.5.1944 9:11 Yak-7 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35612 / Balaklawa area
267 8.5.1944 9:17 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 PQ 35473 / Balaklawa area
268 30.5.1944 16:55 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 78643
269 30.5.1944 17:05 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 78643
270 31.5.1944 5:38 P-39 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 78674 / Husi area
271 31.5.1944 5:45 P-39 Stab II./JG 52  
272 31.5.1944 6:10 Il-2 m.H. Stab II./JG 52 PQ 78823
273 31.5.1944 6:15 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 78643
274 26.10.1944 14:25 Yak-3 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 18284
275 14.11.1944 11:45 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 98661
276 14.11.1944 12:00 Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 98635
277 16.11.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
278 16.11.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
279 16.11.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
280 16.11.1944 13:40 Yak-3 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 98478
281 16.11.1944 13:45 La-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 98452
282 17.11.1944 10:23 La-5 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 98615
283 17.11.1944 15:00 Yak-3 Stab II./JG 52 PQ 98622
284 23.11.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
285 24.11.1944   Pe-2 Stab II./JG 52  
286 25.12.1944   Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52  
287 25.12.1944   Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52  
288 29.12.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
289 29.12.1944   Boston Stab II./JG 52  
290 2.1.1945   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
291 2.1.1945   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
292 2.1.1945   Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52  
293 3.1.1945   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
294 3.1.1945   Il-2 Stab II./JG 52  
295 3.1.1945   Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52  
296 3.1.1945   Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52  
297 4.1.1945   LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52  
298 4.1.1945   LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52  
299 4.1.1945   LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52  
300 4.1.1945   Yak-9 Stab II./JG 52  
301 5.1.1945   LaGG-5 Stab II./JG 52  

Victories : 301
Awards : Ehrenpokal (20 July 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 August 1942)
Ritterkreuz (23 August 1942)
Eichenlaub (11 January 1943)
Schwertern (2 March 1944)
Units : JG2, JG52, JG6, JV 44
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Asisbiz Database of 229 aerial victories out 0f 301 for Gerhard Barkhorn

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
27-May-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Pe-2 100m 15.28 NE Petrovskaya
07-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 3500m 08.05 95 742
07-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 2800m 13.25 95 674
07-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 2800m 13.28 95 674
07-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 2800m 13.28 95 674
09-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 I-16 Rata 200m 12.50 95 572
20-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 R-5 Low Level 14.15 95 784
25-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 5500m 13.30 54 573
25-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 5500m 13.35 54 583
26-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 500m 15.30 47 843
26-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 500m 15.32 44 811
29-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 12.42 95 732
30-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 08.50 94 154
30-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 11.50 95 783
30-Oct-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 12.05 94 133
03-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.45 95 741
10-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 2800m 11.15 94 161
15-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 1000m 09.00 94 162
28-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 11.00 39 492
30-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 08.30 49 524
30-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 08.40 40 773
30-Nov-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 1000m 08.45 30 494
02-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 500m 13.50 49 661
08-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 10.15 39 463
10-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 14.30 39 662
11-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 09.25 39 513
11-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 3800m 09.27 39 511
11-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 09.30 29 632
13-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 10.45 38 253
13-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 10.50 38 224
13-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 11.30 38 164
17-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 07.50 49 781
17-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 10.10 49 772
17-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 500m 13.11 38 212
18-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 100m 09.45 39 583
18-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 10.35 38 211
19-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 19.15 49 572
19-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 09.20 49 583
20-Dec-42 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 3000m 08.00 39 483
09-Jan-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 12.45 28 783
09-Jan-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 12.50 28 733
10-Jan-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 06.17 28 852
04-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-4 5800m 09.10 08 892
06-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  12.10 5km NO Budjonowka
07-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 12.10 99 472
11-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 I-16 Rata 3500m 07.15 85 320
11-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 4500m 13.25 85 537
11-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 3500m 13.30 85 370
11-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 I-153 2000m 13.40 75 640
12-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 I-16 Rata 3000m 06.03 75 464
12-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 I-16 Rata 2000m 06.10 75 462
12-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 100m 11.55 86 552
12-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 100m 12.03 86 590
12-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 I-16 Rata 3500m 07.15 8532
13-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 13.34 85 220
22-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 08.15 75 422
22-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 08.20 75 442
26-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 10.45 75 463
27-Feb-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 14.00 86 533
28-Apr-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 6000m 09.45 86 794
29-Apr-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 13.20 86 792
29-Apr-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 5000m 13.50 85 211
29-Apr-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG 4500m 17.30 85 213
30-Apr-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Spitfire 500m 07.45 85 161
30-Apr-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 5500m 17.15 85 173
09-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.55 76 864
28-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Spitfire 800m 09.18 76 893
28-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 09.48 76 894
29-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 18.20 75 231
29-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 18.25 76 894
31-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 10.40 86 573
31-May-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 13.15 75 231
08-Jun-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-3 100m 09.28 76 831
10-Jun-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 1000m 11.59 85 132
10-Jun-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 4500m 18.28 76 861
10-Jun-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 6500m 18.34 86 731
30-Jul-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 06.40 76 893
02-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 50m 08.00 99 778
02-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 12.15 88 292
04-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 15.35 61 355
04-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 3500m 16.03 61 365
05-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 3000-1000m 09.58 61 365
05-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 300m 15.55 61 339
05-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 16.02 61 418
07-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 07.05 61 254
07-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 500m 15.20 51 474
07-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 100m 15.27 51 424
07-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 Low Level 18.32 60 832
08-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 06.10 61 523
08-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 06.13 61 523
12-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 15.45 51 843
21-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 08.07 88 295
21-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 11.07 88 256
22-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 14.20 70 763
23-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 10.00 79 131
23-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 1000m 10.27 70 843
23-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 14.28 70 792
23-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 14.56 70 792
24-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 06.15 70 812
24-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 14.34 70 784
26-Aug-43 Gerhard Barkhorn 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   17.05 76 681 Bodennahe
02-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 17.55 60 151
04-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 16.55 40 232
05-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 10.55 40 273
05-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 Low Level 11.05 40 222
06-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14.15 60 342
06-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 14.25 60 35
06-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 200m 17.24 60 312
08-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 07.45 60 394
08-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 07.55 60 352
08-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 17.23 60 314
09-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 14.35 51 794
09-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 17.13 51 853
13-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 13.25 60 342
13-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 13.50 60 234
20-Sep-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 R-5   09.20 11 212 Bodennahe
15-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 10.07 66 812
15-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 10.20 66 594
16-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 11.57 66 832
16-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12.25 66 591
16-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 300m 14.17 66 64
19-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 09.07 66 644
19-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 14.15 66 734
19-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14.20 66 811
20-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 10.15 66 677
20-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 13.40 66 643
20-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 13.45 Hafen Kertsch
21-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 09.22 66 641
21-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 500m 13.35 66 613
25-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 500m 13.35 66 613
26-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 5000m 10.38 SE Kertsch
26-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 14.03 SW Kertsch
26-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14.05 SE Kertsch
27-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 09.45 E Sentinl
28-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 08.44 66 732
28-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 08.47 66 594
28-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 09.00 66 594
29-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 10.15 West of Kap Fakyl
29-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14.20 66 734
30-Nov-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 09.50 Westr Kolonka
01-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1300m 14.12 SE Eltigen
02-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   10.27 Kossa Tusla Wasserm
02-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 10.39 S Eltigen
02-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  10.48 E Eltigen Wasserm
02-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 14.15 bei Kamnysch-Durum
02-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 500m 14.18 E Kamnysch-Durum
02-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 14.23 NW Kap Yakyl
04-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 09.06 E Eltigen
04-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14.09 E Eltigen
06-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 500m 14.21 West of Kossa Tulsa
06-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 14.37 SE Eltigen
09-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 10.18 S Dshanskoy
09-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   10.25 E Kolonka Wassernahe
17-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 10.13 NE Bakssy
27-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 12.11 66 64
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 08.47 N Kap Varsovka
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 08.53 bei Dshanyov
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 10.20 E Kap Chroni
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 10.23 West of Kap Chroni
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 12.07 Hafenbecken Kerch
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 12.10 N Baksy
28-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 12.21 Hafenbecken Kerch
29-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 300m 09.38 N Katerles
29-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 13.35 E Ozassnaya
29-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 13.45 S Bulganak
29-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 400m 13.48 N Dshankoy
30-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 09.30 Nordr Bulganak
30-Dec-43 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 500m 13.23 E Bulganak
01-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1700m 10.43 66654 (Bagerovo/Krim)
01-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 1000m 13.09 66534 (Bagerovo/Krim)
01-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 1000m 13.09 66532 (Bagerovo/Krim)
01-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 1000m 13.10 66613 (Bagerovo/Krim)
25-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 12.50 66 592
03-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 200m 10.45 66 263 (Bagerovo/Krim)
12-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 10.07 66 641
18-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 11.27 66 643
23-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 09.27 66642
23-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 09.29 66643
23-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 700m 12.15 66671
24-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 500m 14.56 66534
26-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 12.00 66 67m
28-Jan-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12.19 66 614
10-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 3000m 15.35 66 533
12-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 1000m 10.46 66 643
12-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4000-1000m 12.46 66 613
12-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 12.58 66 641
12-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 13.20 66 473
12-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 15.50 66 614
25-Feb-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 7000m 12.00 4641
24-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 13.55 35 611
24-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 500m 11.25 35 443
26-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 200m 12.18 35 474
26-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 17.10 35 413
26-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 17.50 35 612
27-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 10.48 35 442
28-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 12.35 35 452
28-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 15.23 35 453
28-Apr-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 15.25 35 453
01-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 3500m 11.05 35 473
04-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 6500m 12.24 35 624
05-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 10.52 35 334
05-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1400m 11.10 35 273
06-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 15.10 35 411
08-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 09.11 35 612
08-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 09.17 35 473
30-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 16.55 78 643
30-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 17.05 78 643
31-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 06.10 78 823
31-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 350m 05.38 78 674
31-May-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 500m 06.15 78 643
26-Oct-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-3 1000m 14.25 18 284
14-Nov-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 11.45 98 661
14-Nov-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 1000m 12.00 98 635
16-Nov-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-3 2000m 13.40 98 478
16-Nov-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 La-5   13.45 98 452
17-Nov-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 La-5 1500m 10.23 98 615
17-Nov-44 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Yak-3 3500m 15.00 98 622
02-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2      
02-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2      
02-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Jak-9      
03-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2      
03-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Jak-9      
03-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Jak-9      
03-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Il-2      
04-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 Jak-9      
04-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5      
04-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5      
04-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5      
05-Jan-45 Gerhard Barkhorn Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5      

Knights Cross

Heinz 'Esau' Ewald

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

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

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

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

Asisbiz database list of 83 out of 85 aerial victories for Heinz 'Esau' Ewald

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
12-Nov-43 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-1 500m 10.27 66 562
14-Nov-43 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-1   11.55 66 73 Bodennahne
05-Dec-43 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13.35 SW Eltigen
17-Dec-43 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 10.11 N Gorkom
29-Dec-43 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 09.35 66 613
31-Dec-43 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 14.22 66 522
31-Dec-43 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 400m 14.25 66 531
31-Dec-43 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 400m 14.30 66 531
23-Jan-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 100m 12.17 6659
24-Jan-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 14.58 66564
26-Jan-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 11.40 66 643
12-Feb-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 300m 08.34 66 562
12-Feb-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 15.52 66 614
25-Feb-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 4500m 15.35 47 758
25-Feb-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 4500m 08.34 47 772
25-Feb-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 400m 08.36 47 724
26-Feb-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 P-40 Kittyhawk 4000m 12.32 66 644
01-Mar-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 100m 08.20 6664 mitte
02-Mar-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 13.50 66 562
11-Mar-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 800m 08.32 46 112
13-Mar-44 Heinz Ewald Stab II./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 10.10 46 13 Mitte
30-May-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 17.22 78 642
31-May-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.46 78 534
02-Jun-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-7 500m 14.54 78 561
03-Jun-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   16.24 78 674 Bodennahe
04-Jun-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 17.21 78 672
08-Jun-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 17.38 78 523
12-Jun-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-7 10m 17.38 97 491
06-Oct-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-11 3500m 13.01 17 314
31-Oct-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   15.37  
31-Oct-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 LaGG-5   15.42  
01-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-7 5500m 11.23 98 895
01-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 14.24 98 886
01-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-7 5200m 11.18 98 899
13-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-9 400m 14.34 08 431
16-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 La-5 Low Level 08.52 98 484
16-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-9 3200m 11.46 98 491
16-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 11.51 98 459
16-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-9 5600m 14.03 08 373
17-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 3500m 11.06 98 433 70 352
17-Nov-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Yak-9 Low Level 08.36 98 464
05-Dec-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-9 Low Level 10.51 98 416
05-Dec-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5 400m 13.34 98 417
05-Dec-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-9 400m 15.09 98 444
05-Dec-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-9 400m 11.04 98 418
11-Dec-44 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Yak-9 4500m 11.56 88 698
14-Dec-44 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 10.25 88 755
02-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   12.30 S. Gran
02-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Jak-9   12.30 S. Gran
03-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Jak-9   09.00~ S. Gran
03-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   14.00~ Raum Bajna
03-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Jak-9   09.00~ S. Gran
03-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   09.00~ S. Gran
03-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Jak-3   14.00~ Raum Bajna
04-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   10.00~ S. Gran
06-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   13.30 Raum Bicske
16-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   11.00~ S. Gran
16-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Jak-9   14.00~ Raum Budapest
19-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   12.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
20-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 Boston   16.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
22-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   13.30 Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
22-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   16.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
22-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   16.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
22-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   13.30 Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
30-Jan-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   13.00~ Raum Budapest
02-Feb-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   15.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
04-Feb-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   16.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
04-Feb-45 Heinz Ewald 6./JG52 LaGG-5   16.00~ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
01-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 P-51 Mustang   13.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
08-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2mH.   16.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
11-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Jak-9   15.00+  
13-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2mH.   10.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
13-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 La-5   16.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
13-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 La-5   16.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
14-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Boston   17.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
14-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
16-Mar-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Jak-3   17.00+ Raum Stuhlwei?enburg
05-Apr-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2mH.   11.00~ Raum Wien
07-Apr-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Jak-3   17.00~ Raum Wien
14-Apr-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.00~ Raum Wien
14-Apr-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Il-2mH.   11.00~ Raum Wien
15-Apr-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Jak-9   12.00~ Raum Lah?
16-Apr-45 Heinz Ewald 7./JG52 Jak-9   10.00~ Raum Lah?

Knights Cross

Erich Hartmann

The Final Interview with Erich Hartmann

Of all the fighter aces in history the first name who usually comes to mind is Erich Hartmann. His 352 confirmed kills will probably stand forever as the bench-mark of success in aerial warfare. However, Erich's war in the air became a footnote to his life following the decade of Soviet imprisonment he experienced following the war. In his own words Hartmann discussed his life, career, passions and survival in a world few have seen and even fewer survived.

In his last formal interview Erich Hartmann discussed specific facts that he had usually avoided in the past. This candid insight displays the humanity of the man himself as opposed to simply the warrior of legend, and provides an insight into the character of arguably the greatest fighter pilot who has ever, and probably will ever, fight in hostile skies. Hartmann gave this final interview before his death in 1993.

Q:Erich, when and where were you born?

A:I was born on 19 April 1922 in Weissach. This is near Wuerttemberg.


Q:What was your family like?

A:My father was a respected physician who had been a doctor in the Army in the First War, and my mother was a licensed pilot. My brother later became a doctor also.

Q:Tell about your youth in China.

A:My father's cousin was a diplomat there, and he convinced father to move us to China since Germany was not exactly the best place to be economically. We lived in Changsha province, and I was young and Alfred was even younger, but I barely remember any of it. Father had gone ahead and we followed. Finally things became bad for foreigners and father sent us home. We relocated in Stuttgart and father came back later. This was where I lived until the war.

Q:What made you want to become a pilot?

A:Probably the same reason as most boys; the glory of the aces in the Great War, as well as the fact that my mother was a licensed pilot. Mother used to take us up and teach us things. That was perhaps the greatest factor. I knew I wanted to fly. I became a licensed glider pilot at fourteen, and flew as often as I could I became an instructor at age fifteen in the Hitler Youth. Alfred became a Stuka gunner and was captured in Tunisia. That was probably lucky for him and saved his life. My father was not pleased that I wanted to be a pilot, he wanted us to follow him in medicine, and this was also a dream that I had, but it would not be.

Q:When did you join the Luftwaffe?

A:I started military flight training in October 1940 in East Prussia. This lasted until January 1942 when I went to Zerbst-Anhalt. I graduated as a leutnant in March 1942. Later I went to advanced aerial gunnery school, where I got into a little trouble. I was showing off, buzzing the airfield and was sentenced to house arrest. Ironically my roommate flew the same aircraft I had been in and it developed a technical problem, and he was killed in the crash. That was ironic. I arrived in Russia and reported to JG-52 in just before the winter, after a slight mishap.

Q:Was that when you crashed a Stuka?

A:Well, I would not say crashed, because I never got off the ground. We were supposed to fly them to Mariopol, but when I started the Stuka I realized that it had no brakes, and it reacted differently from a Messerschmitt 109. I crashed into he operations shack, and another man flipped his Ju-87 up over on it's nose. They decided to send us in a Ju-52, since it was safer for us and the aircraft.

Q:Was this when you first met Dieter Hrabak?

A:Yes, who has been a good friend over the years, as you know. Dieter was the first person to tell me to talk to you, since he and the others trust you. I like you also. Dieter was a very understanding yet disciplined commander, and his experience showed. He taught us how not just to fly and fight, but how to work as a team and stay alive. That was his greatest gift. He was very open to discussing his own mistakes, and how he learned from them, hoping we would learn also. Hrabak assigned me to 7/III/JG-52 under Major Hubertus von Bonin, an old eagle from the Spanish Civil War and Battle of Britain. We learned a lot from him also. My first mission was on 14 October 1942.

Q:Your first mission was less than spectacular. What happened?

A:Well, Rossmann and I were in our flight, and Rossmann radioed that he spotted ten enemy aircraft below us. We were at 12,000 feet and the enemy was far below us. I could see nothing but followed Rossmann down, then we came on them. I knew that I had to get my first kill, so I went full throttle and left Rossmann to shoot at a plane. My shots missed and I almost collided into him and had to pull up. Suddenly I was surrounded by the Soviets and I headed for low cloud cover to escape. All along Rossmann kept talking to me, and I had a low fuel warning. Then the engine went dead and I bellied in,destroying my fighter. I knew I was in trouble. I had violated every commandment a fighter pilot lives by, and I expected to be thrown out.

Q:What was your fate?

A:I was sentenced by von Bonin to three days of working with the ground crews. It gave me time to think about what I had done. What I learned from Rossmann and later Krupinski I later taught to new pilots when I became a leader.

Q:When did you score your first kill?

A:That was a day I will never forget, 5 November 1942, a Shturmovik IL-2, which was the toughest aircraft to bring down because of the heavy armor plate. You had to shoot out the oil cooler underneath, otherwise it would not go down. That was also the day of my second forced landing since I had flown into the debris of my kill. I learned two things that day; get in close and shoot and break away immediately after scoring the kill. The next kill came in February the following year. This was when Krupinski came to Taman and was my new squadron leader.

Q:Walter told me about the day he arrived, and his episode with the two fighters. What do you remember?

A:He came in, introduced himself, demanded a plane, went up, was hot down, and brought back by car. He then took another, scored two kills and returned, then wanted dinner. The whole event was treated as casually as a card game.

Q:Ho did you meet Gunther Rall?

A:Well, I know that Gunther had to have told you about this. He replaced von Bonin as Gruppenkommandeur and we were introduced. That was the beginning. In August 1943 Rall made me kommandeur of the 9th squadron, which had been Herman Graf's command.

Q:You flew with Krupinski as his wingman often. What was that like, and how different was it from flying with Rossmann?

A:Well, the partnership was a little uneasy at first, but we found that we worked well together. We both had strengths and weaknesses and managed to overcome these problems. It worked out well. Besides, I had to make sure that he came home due to his many girlfriends always waiting on him to come down. I won the Iron Cross 2nd Class while flying with 'Krupi'. The one thing I learned from him was that the worst thing to do was to lose a wingman. Kills were less important than survival. I only lost one wingman, Gunther Capito, a former bomber pilot, but this was due to his inexperience with fighters, but he survived.

Q:How many kills did you have before you won the Knight's Cross?

A:I had scored 148 kills by 29 October 1943. My award was sort of late I guess. There were many men who had more than fifty kills who did not receive the Knight's Cross, which I think was unfair. I also thought it unfair that men like Rall, Barkhorn, Kittel, Baer and Rudorffer did not receive higher decorations. They deserved them.

Q:Tell about your first meeting with Krupinski. I have heard his version from Walter, but I would like your version..

A:I was being addressed by my new Wing Commander (Hrabak) when a fighter came in smoking, and suddenly landed, flipped over and exploded. We knew the pilot was dead. One of the men said that 'it is Krupinski', and out of the blinding smoke this man walked out of the wreckage with a singed uniform, but no other damage. He was smiling and complained about the flak over the Caucasus, but without any real surprise on his face. This was my first meeting with "The Count."

Q:Who were you first assigned to as wingman?

A:Feldwebel Eduard 'Paule' Rossmann, who took me under his wing.

Q:Was it typical that an officer would be assigned to a non-commissioned officer?

A:It was for us, since he was a seasoned combat veteran. Rank meant little over experience, and that was why we were so successful I think.

Q:Who was your best friend during those days?

A:There were so many, most of whom are still alive, but my closest relationship was with Heinz Mertens, my crew chief. You rely upon your wingmen to cover you in the air, and your team mates in aerial battle, but the man who keeps your machine flying and safe is the most important man you know. We became best of friends, and none of my success would have been possible if not for Mertens.

Q:The bond you two had is also legendary. Why the closeness?

A:I can't explain it. When I went missing on the mission where I was captured and escaped, Mertens had taken a rifle and went looking for me. He would not give up. That is a loyalty you never find outside the military.

Q: Describe the that time you were captured.

A:The Russians were attacking in our area and Hrabak gave us our orders. This was in August 1943, and our mission was to support the Stukas of Hans-Ulrich Ruedel in a counterattack. Then things changed. The Red Air Force was bombing German ground positions in support of their offensive, so my flight of eight fighters located and attacked the enemy, about forty Laggs and Yaks with another forty or so Shturmovik ground attack aircraft. I shot down two when something hit my plane. I made a forced landing and was captured by Soviet soldiers. I faked that I was injured as they approached the plane. They believed me and took me to their HQ and their doctor examined me, and he even believed me. They placed me back in the truck (which was German) on a stretcher, and as Stukas made their attacks I rushed the one guard in the truck. He went down and I leaped out the back. As soon as I did that I heard the truck stop, so I had to keep moving. I found myself in a great field of very tall sunflowers where I tried to hide as I ran, all the while the men chasing me were firing wildly in my direction. I found a small village occupied by Russians, and decided to return to the area I had just come from and wait for nightfall. [It was during this time that Mertens took it upon himself to take off and find Hartmann, armed with only a rifle and water, being concerned when his friend had not returned]. I reached my secure area and took a nap, and later I awoke and took off again headed west. I passed a patrol of Russians, about ten I think, so I decided to follow them. Then the patrol disappeared over a small hill, and then there was a firefight. I knew that, that must be the German lines, since the men of the patrol came flying back over on my side. I then walked to the other side and was challenged by a German sentry who also fired a bullet at me, which ripped open my trouser leg. I was pretty upset, but this man was in complete fear. I was welcomed into their position, given an interrogation and was asked to prepare for contact. Another group of Russians, obviously drunk walked towards our trenches, and the leutnant gave the order to fire when they came within about twenty meters. They were all destroyed. I was later told that a group of Russians had entered their perimeter speaking fluent German, claiming to be escaped POWs, and when they came in they pulled out some Tommy guns and killed some men. This explained their caution over accepting me on face value, as I had no identification on me. Everything had been taken when I was captured.

Q:What happened to Mertens? How did you et back?

A:The infantry commander contacted Hrabak and who I was confirmed. They sent me back by car, and I was met by Krupi who had just come back from the hospital. I was also informed about what Bimmel had gone and done, and I was very upset. The next day Bimmel came back and we saw each other, and we had a 'birthday party.'

Q:Explain was a 'birthday party' is?

A:That is a party that is thrown in honor of a pilot who survived a situation that should have killed him. We had a lot of those.

Q:Perhaps the greatest legend surrounding your life was the time you first met Ushi, and the love that endured through the years. Describe that first meeting.

A:We were in the same school, and finally I decided to track her down. I caught up with her and a girlfriend and stopped my bicycle, and introduced myself. I knew that she was the one for me, although I was only seventeen and she was two years younger. Our parents were none too thrilled about it, I can tell you, but they came around.

Q:You had competition for her didn't you?

A:Yes, but I resolved that problem, it was nothing. Ushi and I were destined to be together, that was fate. And she waited a long time, even after the war. We were married in 1944, but still had little time to spend together.[Actually Erich warned the much older boy away from her, and when Ushi told him that he was harassing her, Erich beat him up, ending the problem]. We were married after I had the Diamonds, and Gerd Barkhorn was my best man, with Willi Batz and Krupi as witnesses. We could not marry in a church due to the logistical problems. That would have to wait until 1956.

Q:Tell about the time you received the Oak Leaves from Hitler.

A:That was a strange time. First, most of us were drunk. Gerd Barkhorn, Walter Krupinski, Johannes Wiese and I were to report to Berchtesgaden. All of us except Gerd were getting the Oak Leaves, he was getting the Swords. By the time we got their we were trying to sober up. Walter always stated years later that we had to hold each other up. We had been drinking cognac and champagne, a deadly combination when you have not eaten in a couple of days. The first person we met off the train was Hitler's Luftwaffe adjutant, Major von Below, who was I think in a state of shock at our condition. We were to meet Hitler in a couple of hours, and we could hardly stand. This was in March 1944, and there was a lot of snow at that time at that altitude.

Q:I spoke to Walter Krupinski and read about the 'hat event' in your biography by Ray Toliver and Trevor Constable. What was that about?

A:I could not find my hat, and my vision was not the best, so I took a hat on a stand and put it on, and it was too large. I knew it was not mine at that time. Below became upset and told me it was Hitler's, and to put it back. Everyone was laughing about it except Below. I made some joke about Hitler having a big head, and that it 'must go with the job,' which created even more laughter.

Q:What was your impression of Hitler?

A:I found him a little disappointing, although very interested in the war at the front and extremely well informed on events as I knew them. However, he had a tendency to drone on about minor things that I found boring. I found him interesting yet not that imposing. I also found him lacking in sufficient knowledge about the air war in the east. He was more concerned with the Western Front's air war and the bombing of cities. Of course the Eastern Front ground war was his area of most interest. This was evident. Hitler listened to the men from the Western Front, and assured them that weapons and fighter production were increasing, and history proved this to be correct. Then he went into the U-boat war, how we were going to decidedly destroy maritime commerce, and all of that. I found him an isolated and disturbed man.

Q:What was the feeling about the war in your unit at this time?

A:I don't recall anyone talking of defeat, but I do know that we talked about some of the great pilots killed already, and the news of the American Mustangs reaching deep into Germany, and even farther. Few of us had any experience against the Americans, although many old timers had fought the British. Those who fought Americans had done so in North Africa, and their insights proved interesting.

Q:What was the atmosphere like when you won the Swords?

A:I had just landed after a successful mission when I was told that I had been awarded the Swords. This was June 1944. I arrived on 3 August 1944 to visit Hitler again for the award ceremony, and there were ten of us Luftwaffe guys in all. Hitler was not the same man. This was just after the bomb plot to kill him, and his right arm was shaking, and he looked exhausted. He had to turn to his left ear to hear anyone speak because he was deaf in the other one from the blast. Hitler discussed the cowardly act to kill him, and attacked the quality of his generals, with a few exceptions. He also stated that God had spared his life so that he may deliver Germany from destruction, and that the Western Allies would be thrown back inevitably. I was very surprised at all of this. I wanted to leave and see my Ushi, and I did.

Q:How was the meeting with Hitler and receiving the Diamonds different from the previous two encounters?

A:Well Dieter Hrabak and the rest threw a party before I left, and I was so drunk I could not stand the next day. It sounds like we were all alcoholics, but this was not the case. We lived and played hard. You never knew what the next day would bring. I few my 109 to Insterburg, and JG-52 gave me an escort. When I arrived at the Wolfschanze the world had changed. Hitler had already begun the trials and executions of those involved and everyone was under suspicion. You had to enter three areas of security, and no one was allowed to carry a weapon into the last section. I told Hitler's SS guard to tell the Fuehrer that I would not receive the Diamonds if I were not trusted to carry my Walther pistol. The guy looked like I had just married his mother. He went to speak with von Below, who was a Colonel then, and Below came out said it was all right. I hung my cap and pistol belt on the stand and Hitler came to me, and said, "I wish we had more like you and Ruedel," and he gave me the Diamonds, which were encrusted upon another set of Oak Leaves and Swords. We had coffee and lunch, and he confided in me, saying 'militarily the war is lost,' and that I must already know this, and that if we waited the Western Allies and Soviets would be at war with each other. He also spoke about the partisan problem and he asked me of my experience. Hitler asked me my opinion of the tactics used in fighting the American and British bombers. Since I did not have a lot of experience with this, I simply stated what I thought was a fact. Goering's orders to combat them and the method employed was in error. I also informed him of the deficiencies in pilot training; too many minimally trained men were simply throwing their lives away. He also spoke about the new weapons and tactics, and then we parted.
That was the last time I saw him, 25 August 1944. I flew back to the unit, where an order for ten days leave waited. I also had to report to Galland, where we discussed the Me-262 situation. I went back to marry my Ushi, that was all that mattered to me.

Q:During the war what were your worst fears?

A:Well, I feared capture in Russia, that was a very eye-opening prospect. The bombing of our cities also worried us, as our families were very dear to us. I suppose I was most worried that Ushi would not wait, so I always tried to see her whenever I was on leave. Medals meant leave, and that was an incentive. I had the choice of losing her or returning all the decorations, I would send the medals back. She was too important to me, and always has been. It was later I learned that the Soviets knew exactly who I was and Stalin placed a 10,000 ruble price on my head. This was later increased, and Ruedel and I had the highest bounties of any Germans during the war, probably with exception to Hitler and a few of the Nazi elite. Every time I went up I knew that someone would be looking for me. I had thoughts of the American western films, where the top gunfighter is called out into the street; another person wanting to make his mark. I felt marked, so I had to change my aircraft occasionally. I found that when I used the black tulip I had more difficulty in finding opponents, who avoided me for the most part. I needed camouflage.

Q:What were conditions like in Russia?

A:Well, in the winter you can imagine. We seldom had hard shelter, living in tents. The lice were the worst, and there was little you could but hold your clothes to a fire and listen to them pop. We had DDT and bathed when we could. Illness, especially pneumonia and trench foot were bad, especially among the ground crews. Food was always a concern, especially later in the war, and fuel restrictions made every mission count. We always flew from grass strips and we were often bombed. These strips were easy to repair, although the terrain made every take off and landing an adventure. Sometimes fighters would snap their landing gear, or just dig in and topple over. Maintenance was another nightmare, as supplies and parts were difficult to get to, especially when we were moving around all the time. Despite these problems we were very successful in the Crimea through 1943-44.

Q:I know that JG-52 as well as other units flew with foreign air forces. What was your experience with this?

A:We had a Royal Hungarian unit assigned to us, as well as Croats. They were good pilots and fearless in many ways. Good men. We had even more contact especially with the Romanians when we were stationed there, and this was where we engaged both the Americans and Soviets; a very trying time. We were flying in Russia against twenty to one. In Romania it was thirty to one.

Q:The evacuation from the Crimea was described to me by Hrabak. How was it for you?

A:Well, I would not call it an evacuation, but a full retreat. We had to move, and I discovered that when the radio, armor plate and rear wall, you could stack four men in the tail, but three was about the most I would try. We managed to save many of our precious ground crew from capture using this method.

Q:What were the Soviets like that you captured? Was there any open racism among your men towards these people?

A:Not at all. In fact I would say that in our group there were the majority who found all the National Socialist idiocy a little sickening. Hrabak made it a point to explain to the new young pilots that if they thought they were fighting for National Socialism and the Fuehrer they needed to transfer to the Waffen SS or something. He had no time for political types. He was fighting a war against a superb enemy, not holding a political rally. I think this approach damaged Hrabak in the eyes of Goering and others, but he was a real man and did not care about anything but his men. Hannes Trautloft was the same way, as was Galland. All the greats with a few exceptions were like that. We even had a Russian prisoner show us how to start our engines in the sub-zero cold by mixing gasoline into the oil crankcase. This was unheard of to us and we were sure we would lose a fighter in the explosion. It worked, because the fuel thinned out the congealed oil, and evaporated as the starter engaged. It was wonderful. Another guy showed us how to start a fire under the cowling and start the engine, another helpful hint. This same guy showed us how to keep the weapons firing by dipping them in boiling water removing the lubricants which froze the mechanisms shut. Without the oils they worked fine. I felt sad for these men, who hated no one and were forced to fight a war they would rather have avoided.

Q:What were some of your more memorable combat experiences in fighting enemy aircraft?

A:One situation comes to mind. I was in a duel with a Red Banner flown Yak-9, and this guy was good, and absolutely insane. He tried and tried to get in behind me, and every time he went to open fire I would jerk out of the way of his rounds. Then he pulled up and rolled, and we approached each other head on, firing, with no hits either way. This happened two times. Finally I rolled into a negative G dive, out of his line of sight, and rolled out to chase him at full throttle. I came in from below in a shallow climb and flamed him. The pilot bailed out and was later captured. I met and spoke with this man, a captain, who was a likeable guy. We gave him some food and allowed him to roam the base after having his word that he would not escape. He was happy to be alive, but he was very confused, since his superiors told him that Soviet pilots would be shot immediately upon capture. This guy had just had one of the best meals of the war and had made new friends. I like to think that people like that went back home and told their countrymen the truth about us, not the propaganda that erupted after the war, although there were some terrible things that happened, no doubt. Once I attacked a flight of four IL-2s and shot one up. All four tried to roll out in formation at low altitude, and all four crashed into the ground, unable to recover since their bomb loads reduced their maneuverability. Those were the easiest four kills I ever had. However, I remember the time I saw over 20,000 dead Germans littering a valley where the Soviet tank and Cossacks had attacked a trapped unit, and that sight, even from the air was perhaps the most memorable of my life. I can close my eyes and see this even now. Such a tragedy! I remember that I cried as I flew low over the scene; I could not believe my eyes. Another time was in May 1944 near Jassy, my wingman Blessin and I were jumped by fighters, he broke right and the enemy followed him down. I rolled and followed the enemy fighter down to the deck. I radioed to my wingman to pull up and slip right in a shallow turn so I could get a good shot. I told him to look back, and see what happens when you do not watch your tail, and I fired. The fighter blew apart and fell like confetti. However, separate from Krupinski's crash the day I met him, one event is clear and comical. My wingman on many missions was Carl Junger. He came in for a landing and a Polish farmer with horse cart crossed his path. He crashed into it, killing the horse and the fighter was nothing but twisted wreckage. We all saw it and began thinking about the funeral, when suddenly the debris moved and he climbed out without a scratch, still wearing his sunglasses. He was ready to go up again. Amazing! Then there were the American Mustangs that we both dreaded and anticipated meeting. We knew that they were a much better aircraft than ours; newer and faster, and with a great range. Once in Romania we had an interesting experience with both Russians and Americans.

Q:What happened on that mission?

A:We took off on a mission to intercept Soviet bombers attacking Prague, and we counted many American made aircraft with Red Stars, part of your Lend Lease. But then there were American fighters also nearby, and I was above them all by a thousand meters. It seemed that the Americans and Russians were busy examining each other and were unaware that we were around. I gave the order to drop down through the Mustangs, then the Russian fighters, and through the bombers in just one hit and run attack, then we would get the hell out of there, since there were only the two of us. I shot down two P-51s quickly in my dive, and I then fired on a Boston bomber, scored good hits but it was not a kill. The second element also scored a kill against the Mustangs, and my wingman and I were all right. Suddenly the most amazing thing happened. The Soviet fighters and Americans began fighting each other, and the confusion worked for us. They must have not realized that it was a schwarm of Germans that started the whole thing! The Russian bombers dropped their bombs in panic and turned away. I saw three Yaks get shot down and a Mustang damaged trailing white smoke. That was my last fight against the Americans.

Q:When did you first encounter the American pilots?

A:This was in the defense of Ploesti and Bucharest, and also over Hungary when the bombers came in and they had heavy fighter escort. I was recalled to take over the command I/JG-52, and this was 23 June 1944. B-17s were attacking the railroad junction, and we were formed up. We did not see the Mustangs at first and prepared to attack the bombers. Suddenly four of them flew across us and below, so I gave the order to attack the fighters. I closed in on one and fired, his fighter coming apart and some pieces hit my wings, and I immediately found myself behind another and I fired, and he flipped in. My second flight shot down the other two fighters. But then we saw others and again attacked. I shot down another and saw that the leader still had his drop tanks, which limited his ability to turn. I was very relieved that this pilot was able to successfully bail out. I was out of ammunition after the fight. But this success was not to be repeated, because the Americans learned and they were not to be ambushed again. They protected the bombers very well, and we were never able to get close enough to do any damage. I did have the opportunity to engage the Mustangs again when a flight was being pursued from the rear and I tried to warn them on the radio, but they could not hear. I dived down and closed on a P-51 that was shooting up an 109, and I blew him up. I half rolled and recovered to fire on another of the three remaining enemy planes and flamed him as well. As soon as that happened I was warned that I had several on my tail so I headed for the deck, a swarm of eight Americans behind me. That is a very uncomfortable feeling I can tell you! I made jerking turns left and right as they fired, but they fired from too far away to be effective. I was headed for the base so the defensive guns would help me, but I ran out of fuel and had to bail out. I was certain that this one pilot was lining me up for a strafe, but he banked away and looked at me, waving. I landed four miles from the base; I almost made it. That day we lost half our aircraft; we were too outnumbered and many of the young pilots were inexperienced.

Q:How did you assess your enemy in the air?

A:I knew that if an enemy pilot started firing early, well outside the maximum effective range of his guns then he was an easy kill. But, if a pilot closed in and held his fire, and seemed to be watching the situation, then you knew that an experienced pilot was on you. Also, I developed different tactics for various conditions, such as always turning into the guns of an approaching enemy, or rolling into a negative G dive forcing him to follow or break off, then rolling out and sometimes reducing air speed to allow him to over commit. That was when you took advantage of his failing.

Q:There were some skeptics who questioned your kills. Tell about that, and how high did it go?

A:Well, this happened to a few of us. Goering could not believe the staggering kills being recorded from 1941 on. I even had a man in my unit, someone you also know, Fritz Oblesser, who questioned my kills. I asked Rall to have him transferred from the 8th Squadron to be my wingman for a while. Oblesser became a believer and signed off on some kills as a witness, and we became friends after that.

Q:Adolf Galland told me of how he tried to get you into his JV-44 in 1945. Why did you not take him up on the offer, like Krupi and Barkhorn?

A:I did qualify in the Me-262, but my heart and friends were in JG-52, and I felt that was where I belonged. Unit loyalty to me was important. Plus I had many new pilots who needed guidance and instruction. They were getting younger all the time and had fewer and fewer hours of flight instruction before they were thrown into battle. I was needed and that was where I stayed. Rall, Krupinski, Steinhoff and others were transferred to the Reich Defense, where they ended their war. I was torn between these facts, but I felt that I made the right decision at the time. In later years I realized that my life would have been very different if I had stayed with JV-44.

Q:How did you end up in Soviet custody?

A:On 8 May 1945 I took off at around 0800 hours from my field in Czechoslovakia going to Bruenn. My wingman and I saw eight Yaks below us. I shot one down and that was my last victory. I decided not to attack the others once I saw that there were twelve Mustangs on the scene above me. My wingman and I headed for the deck where the smoke of the bombing could hide us. We pulled through the smoke and saw once again the two allies fighting each other above us. Incredible! Well we landed at the field and were told that the war was over. I must say that during the war I never disobeyed an order, but when General Seidemann ordered me and Graf to fly to the British sector and surrender to avoid the Russians, with the rest of the wing to surrender to the Soviets. I could not leave my men. That would have been bad leadership. There was a large bounty on my head, much like Ruedel. I was well known and everyone knew that Stalin would like to get me. I was marching with my unit through Czechoslovakia when we surrendered to an American armored unit. They handed all of us over to the Soviets. I remember Graf telling me that, as Diamonds winners the Soviets would probably execute us if they got us. I had no doubt he was right at the time. Graf also mentioned the women, children and ground personnel who would have no one to help them; they would be at the mercy of the Red Army, and we all knew what that meant. Well, we destroyed the aircraft and all munitions, everything. I sat in my fighter and fired the guns into the woods where all the fuel had been dropped, and then jumped out. We destroyed twenty-five perfectly good fighters. They would be nice to have in museums now.

Q:What was it like for you when you surrendered?

A:Graf, Grasser and I surrendered to the 90th Infantry Division, and we were placed in a barbed wire camp. The conditions were terrible. Many men decided to escape, and some were assisted by the guards. We went eight days without any food, and then were told we were to be moved. All of us, even women and children were taken to an open field. The trucks stopped and there were Soviet troops there waiting for us. The Russians then separated the women and girls from the men, and the most horrible things happened, which you know and I cannot say here. We saw this; the Americans saw this, and we could do nothing to stop it. Men who fought like lions cried like babies at the sight of complete strangers being raped repeatedly. A couple of girls managed to run to a truck and the Americans pulled them in, but the Russians, most were drunk pointed their guns at the allies and fired a few shots. Then the truck drivers decided to drive away quickly. Some women were shot after the rapes. Others were not so lucky. I remember a twelve year old girl whose mother had been raped and shot being raped by several soldiers. She died from these acts soon afterward. Then more Russians came, and it began all over again and lasted through the night. During the night entire families committed suicide, men killing their wives and daughters, then themselves. I still cannot believe these things as I speak now. I know many will never believe this story, but it is true. Soon a Russian general came and issued orders for all of this to stop. He was serious, because some of the Russians who did not stay away and came to rape were executed on the spot by their own men by hanging.

Q:What was your internment like in Russia?

A:Well, I was somewhat famous, or infamous, depending upon your perspective, and the Soviets were very interested in making an example of me. I was never badly beaten and tortured, but I was starved and threatened for several years. The interrogations were the worst. I know that you have interviewed several Germans who experienced the same thing. The stories are pretty much the same, so I won't go into details. The first thing they did was give us physical exams to determine how fit we were for hard labor. Then they put us on a train which was diverted from Vienna to the Carpathians in Romania. We were placed in another wired prison with Romanian Communist guards. This lasted a week and then we boarded another train. There was no room in these small train cars, so not all could sit, so we took turns. Finally we arrived near Kirov and disembarked in a swamp. This was our home for a while. Of the 1,500 POWs who were dropped at this place about 200 lived through the first winter. This I know from some who survived. They were not fed, just worked to death. I was sent to Gryazovets where Assi Hahn was already. He had been a POW since 1943.

Q:Which camp were you in as a POW?

A:I was in several camps, Shakhty, Novocherkassk, where they kept me in solitary confinement, and Diaterka. I had gone on a hunger strike to protest the slave labor conditions and the fact that the Soviets were simply working men to death out of spite. I was ironically placed in a camp at Kuteynikovo where my squadron had been based in 1943.

Q:Which camp had the revolt?

A:That was Shakhty. This was when I and others refused to work, invoking the Geneva Convention. They placed me back in solitary. This was a work camp for mining and many men were tired of it, and I think my being gone started the problem. Within a few days the POWs jumped the guards, cornered the camp commandant and freed me. It was quite exciting. Then they sent me to the other camps, and at Diaterka there 4,000 men there.

Q:Describe a camp, how was it laid out?

A:A fine example was Diaterka. There was a high fence, then a dead zone with a walkway for guards and dogs, then another fence with watch towers with more guards and machine guns. There were long rows of barracks which were not insulated against the cold, and the winters were quite cold I can tell you. Each barrack held between 200 and 400 prisoners depending on its size, and there were rows of wooden bunks in tiers of three to four. The camp was divided into maximum and minimum security sections, with us being in the most secure section. The ultra maximum security section housed elite members of the Third Reich and special Soviet political prisoners, which was another section even within our part within its own wired enclosure. This was where Hitler's SS adjutant Otto Gunsche and Count von der Schulenburg were held, among others. I stayed there until 1954 when I was sent back to Novocherkassk. This was my last camp.

Q:Did the Soviets try and recruit you, as they did others?

A:Yes, they offered me the opportunity to return home if I worked as an agent for them, which was out of the question. They did not like this either. I was assigned kitchen duties as an inducement to become a converted Communist. I think that if they could get us high ranking and highly decorated officers to convert their job would be made much easier. They converted Graf, which was a shame, but he did not embrace Communism. He looked at it as a pragmatist it was either the western way or Soviet way, and he was already there. They did release him in 1950, but I would not be so lucky. Those of us who resisted were punished much longer. They wanted me as an informer and even gave me a list of names of officers they wanted information on. They promised me early release if I did this. I refused. They placed me in solitary a few times, for a long time.

Q:How did you maintain your sanity when others did not?

A: I thought of my Ushi. She kept me going, and the thought of my family waiting for me. They threatened to kill my wife and son, or forcibly bring them to Russia, and they spoke about doing terrible things. All of this was to break you down.

Q: Did you have mail or communication with Germany?

A:We were allowed only twenty-five words on a post card to send out, sometimes a lot less, and this was not often. The letters I smuggled out with returning POWs provided the information they needed. I received about fifty letters from Ushi in the ten and a half years, but she wrote over 400. Getting a letter was the greatest morale boost you could imagine.

Q:You and Graf had a parting in Russia. Why was that?

A:Well, we had agreed never to surrender our Diamonds to the Soviets. My originals were with Ushi, and a copy was taken by an American, and another copy I had also. I threw them away, although they were worthless, rather than surrender the, Graf and had given his, and they were on the table of the NKVD officer when I was called in. He wanted mine also. He did not get them. They also wanted detailed information on the Me-262, which they had several captured machines they wanted to evaluate. I did not help them.

Q:What separated the Germans from the rest of the international prisoners; how did all of you manage to survive when so many perished?

A:I would have to say our discipline; we never lost our military bearing and our rigid system and mutual respect for our own authority maintained us. We had the rank structure and presence of mind to form our own leadership committees. Even though we wore no rank everyone understood their place and all worked within the system. That was our strength, as well as many of us having our faith in God. I thought of my faith and my Ushi, and that got me through. Many men found it difficult when word would come that their wives had divorced them, or that a relative, such as a parent had died. My son Peter died while I was a POW but I only learned of this much later, a year or more, as with my father. I learned more when I was repatriated in 1955 along with Hans Baur, Ferdinand Schoerner, Hajo Herrmann, Herman Graf, Johannes Wiese, and several others. Assi Hahn was released earlier than the rest of us, as was Walter Wolfram who had been badly wounded before our capture.
Wolfram smuggled a private letter to Usch for me, which let he know I was still alive.

Q:You did receive Red Cross packages available to all prisoners didn't you?

A:Yes, sometimes, but these were often rifled through and delayed so long the food contents were worthless. Those packages that did arrive well were very helpful, especially when it came to trading with the local civilians. We made many friends with the local peasants, and they had no ill will towards us, nor we them.

Q:How many missions did you fly in the war?

A:I flew around 1,456 I think, but I am not sure of the exact number.

Q:What was you favorite method of attack?

A:Coming out of the sun and getting close; dog-fighting was a waste of time. The hit and run with the element of surprise served me well, as with most of the high scoring pilots. Once a Russian was shot down, especially the leader they became disorganized and easy to attack. This was not always the case, especially later in the war, and there were special units of highly skilled and disciplined pilots, such as the Red Banner units who would make life difficult.

Q:You were never wounded were you?

A:No. I was very lucky, unlike Rall and Krupinski, and especially Steinhoff who was almost burned alive. I was almost killed by a German sentry once returning from a brief period of captivity. That was too close for me.

Q: Were you ever shot down?

A:No, never by an enemy plane, but I had to crash land fourteen times due to damage from my victories or mechanical failure, but I never took to the parachute. I never became another pilot's victory.

Q: As far as we know you were the youngest recipients of the Diamonds, at twenty-two. Did you find that distinction problematic?

A:I think that being a captain and a Diamonds winner at that age forced a lot of responsibility upon me. I think that I was able to handle all of that responsibility because of the strength and friendship of my comrades. I would say that I was ambitious and eager; I can't think of any fighter pilot who would not have those qualities. Becoming a hero is not always easy, as you find yourself living up to the expectations of others. I would have preferred to just do my job and finish the war anonymously. It would have made life as a Soviet POW much easier.

Q:What events secured your release?

A: Chancellor Konrad Adenauer was very crucial in this. My mother had written Stalin and Molotov on my behalf without any response. She wrote to Adenauer and he replied personally that he was working on the problem. The Soviets wanted a trade agreement with the west, especially West Germany, and part of this deal was the release of all the POWs. I knew something was going on when we were allowed to go to the cinema and were issued new clothes, suits of a kind, and not prison issue. We boarded a bus to Rostov where we boarded a train in October 1955. Other trains would follow with the last coming in December. As soon as the train stopped at Herleshausen I was able to send a telegram to my Ushi.

Q:What would you say were the greatest highs and lows of coming home in 1955?

A:I learned that my son Peter Erich and father had died while I was in prison, and that was a hard thing for me, and I will say no more. But my mother and lovely Ushi were there waiting for me. They never gave up hope, and I think that my belief in their strength was what got me through the most terrible torture or starvation. Whatever the NKVD did to me, I just thought about my family, and focused upon that. Another sad thing was that when the train stopped and we got out, hundreds of women and men were holding photographs of sons, brothers, husbands and fathers, all asking everyone they saw if they knew of their love one. Many thousands had died and there was rarely any communication back home to anyone as to what had happened, so many never returned and the families knew nothing. They were simply ghosts who vanished. I find that very sad.

Q:What was one of the first things you wanted when you came home?

A:Well, a good meal, and a hot bath! But to see my Ushi was the greatest dream. I also read everything I could find; newspapers, books and magazines, I wanted information. I had been in an intellectual vacuum for so long, I wanted knowledge. Of course Ushi and I had our church wedding, long overdue.

Q:Was there any celebration for your return?

A:Yes, a big party was planned but I declined it. I did not feel that it was appropriate until everyone was home who was still alive. I also could not believe the rebuilt areas and numbers of new cars, the airplanes in the peaceful sky. The clothes style was new, all of it was new. One of the first people to meet me was Assi Hahn, who had been home five years before.

Q:Why did you join the Bundesluftwaffe. Was there anything in your mind that would have prevented you from wearing a uniform again?

A:There is always the thought that you may once again be in the same situation again. I was thirty-three when I came home, and that is late in life to start a career. I had lost touch with much of the world, but the one thing I knew was flying and the military. That was a safe call to make. The thought of fighting
another war also frightened me. But I also thought about the needs of my country, and my old comrades had joined and were pressuring me to do the same. Krupi called and wanted me to join, he and Gerd Barkhorn on a flying trip to England. Dieter Hrabak even came and talked to me at the house. I joined in 1956. The old boys were back.

Q:How did you get back into flying?

A:I had a friend who let me fly his light plane, and I certified as a private pilot. Heinz Baer was also a great help, as were others. I took refresher and conversion training in Germany, England and the United States on the newer models. I was made the first Kommodore of the new JG-71 "Richthofen" and I was very proud.

Q:I know that you and Steinhoff, among others warned the German government off the F-104 program, and that this was a very sensitive issue. What do you say about that today?

A:Yes. Well, the Starfighter was a great plane, but it had problems, and I did not feel that Germany needed, or that our pilots could even handle this machine without a lot more experience. Many higher up felt that I was out of line, but I stated what I thought was accurate, and I was proven correct, but this made me enemies. I also did other things that were considered criminal, such as having the unit's F-86s painted with my old tulip patter, and I created the squadron bars, like in the old days, and this raised eyebrows. I felt that morale was important and camaraderie through a unique and distinguishing emblem was needed. The bars were killed under superior directives, although today all squadrons have them. I did have supporters, such as General Kammhuber, but he was a rare breed from the old days.

Q:What did you do after retirement?

A:I instructed and flew at a few air clubs, and flew in an aerobatics team with Dolfo Galland. Later I just decided to relax and enjoy life. I have my family and friends, and am always meeting new ones, like you Colin. We have spoken often for many years, but I feel that now is the time to say some of the things I never really spoke about. There is always a time for everything.

Q:One question many people may have is how can you not have hatred for the Russians after your experiences with them?

A:One thing I learned is this: Never allow yourself to hate a people because of the actions of a few. Hatred and bigotry destroyed my nation, and millions died. I would hope that most people did not hate Germans because of the Nazis, or Americans because of slaves. Never hate, it only eats you alive. Keep an open mind and always look for the good in people. You may be surprised at what you find.

Erich "Bubi" Hartmann

Erich "Bubi" Hartmann was born on 19 April 1921 at Weissach in Wurttemberg. His early years were spent in China where his father, a doctor, had a general practice in Changsha. He returned to Germany with his family in 1928 and completed his schooling. Hartmann learned to fly sailplanes and had gained his pilot's licence in 1939. He entered the Luftwaffe on 10 October 1940. Hartmann attended the Luftkriegsschule II (air combat school) at Berlin-Gatow gaining his military pilot's licence in August 1941. From 14 October 1941 to February 1942 he attended Jagdfliegerschule-Vorschule 2 at Lachen-Speyerdorf. He attended Jagdfliegerschule 2 at Zerbst from February 1942 to July 1942 before being posted to Erganzungruppe Ost at Gleiwitz for operational training, which he completed in October 1942. His first operational posting was to 7./JG52 on the Eastern Front on 10 October 1942. Leutnant Hartmann came under the guidance of Oberfeldwebel Edmund "Paule" Rossmann (93 victories, RK, POW 9 July 1943), considered one of the best element leaders on the Eastern Front.

During this time he was given the advice of several another accomplished aces of 7./JG52, including Oberfeldwebel Alfred Grislawski (132 victories, RK-EL) and Leutnant Walter Krupinski (197 victories, RK-EL). Hartmann recorded his first victory, a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, shot down on 5 November 1942. However, he too was hit in the engagement and was forced to crashland. By the end of April 1943, his victory total stood at 11. On 23 May he claimed his 17th victory but two days later force-landed his Bf 109 G-4 "White 2" (W.Nr. 14 997) after colliding with a LaGG-3 fighter.

After this incident he was given leave to rest and recuperate, returning to combat duty by the end of June. By the end of July 1943 his victory total had reached 42, including seven enemy aircraft shot down on 7 July to record his 22nd through 28th victories. In August, he claimed 48 victories, including five on 1 August (43-47), 4 August (52-56), 5 August (57-61) and 7 August (63-67). However, following his 90th victory on 20 August 1943, Hartmann was shot down in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 20 485), and captured. Feigning injury, he managed to decoy his captors into not keeping a close watch on him and was able to escape and returned to his unit after two days. On 2 September 1943, Hartmann was appointed Staffelkapitan of 9./JG52. On 13 September he was awarded the Ehrenpokal. He gained his 100th victory on 20 September 1943. In October, he claimed 33 victories. Leutnant Hartmann was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 29 October 1943 after his 148th victory. On 6 December he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. He recorded his 150th victory on 13 December. On 30 January 1944, Hartmann shot down six enemy aircraft (178-183). He claimed five victories on 1 February (186-190). He brought up his 200th victory on the 26 February 1944, on a day when he shot down 10 Airacobra fighters (192-202). He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 420) on 2 March. On 8 May, Hartmann, with two of his groundcrew in the baggage locker of his Bf 109, was forced to withdraw from the Crimea. He had 223 victories to his credit at the time. For a short period, Hartmann operated over Rumania intercepting the American daylight bombing raids on the Rumanian oil fields and installations, and on 24 June he claimed a 15th USAAF P-51 fighter as his 265th victory. On 2 July he was awarded the Schwertern (Nr. 75) for 266 victories.

A Russian counteroffensive took the unit back to the Crimea and, during May and June 1944, he accounted for 60 Russian aircraft to bring his score to 267. In August 1944, Hartmann claimed 35 victories, including eight on 23 August (284-291). He became the first fighter pilot to record 300 victories on 24 August 1944, on a day when he shot down eleven enemy aircraft. Hartmann was awarded the Brillanten for 303 victories on 25 August 1944, only the 18th German soldier to receive this accolade. He was immediately prohibited from combat flying and was assigned to Erprobungskommando 262 to test fly the Me 262 jet fighter. In October, Hartman was able get the prohibition on his combat flying lifted. On 1 October he was appointed Staffelkapitan of 4./JG52 (or 7./JG52?) based in Hungary. By the end of 1944, he had raised his victory tally to 331. From 1 to 14 February 1945, Hartmann briefly led I./JG53 in an acting Gruppenkommandeur role. He relinquished the role to Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert (203 victories, RK-EL) on 15 February. In mid-February 1945, Hartmann was given command of I./JG52. In March he was transferred to Lechfeld for short training on the Me 262 jet fighter before requesting to return to JG52. He became the only man ever to achieve 350 victories on 17 April 1945 and in late April he was promoted to Major. On 8 May 1945 he claimed his 352nd, and last, victory against a Yak-9 fighter over the Brunn area in Czechoslovakia. Major Hartmann surrendered his unit to an American armoured unit but on 24 May he was handed over to the Russians. He was to be sentenced to 25 years hard labour by the Russians, serving 10 years before returning to Germany on 15 October 1955. He served in the reformed Luftwaffe from 1956 and commanded JG71. He retired from active duty in 1970. Erich Hartmann died on 19 September 1993 at Weil im Schonbuch.

Erich Hartmann was the top scoring fighter pilot of all the combatants in World War 2. He flew 825 missions in recording 352 victories. All his victories were recorded on the Eastern Front and included 15 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. He force-landed 14 times during his combat career.

List of aerial victories for Erich Hartmann

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 5.11.1942 12:05 Il-2 7./JG 52 44 793 at 400m
2 27.1.1943 11:30 MiG-1 7./JG 52 15 112: at 2.500m
3 9.2.1943 10:20 LaGG-3 7./JG 52 86 722: at 1.000m
4 10.2.1943 6:15 Boston 7./JG 52 86 671: at 3.200m
5 24.3.1943 13:00 Il-2 7./JG 52 86 712: at 20m
6 27.3.1943 11:50 I-16 7./JG 52 85 171: at 800m
7 15.4.1943 15:33 P-39 7./JG 52 85 192: at 200m
8 26.4.1943 11:35 R-5 7./JG 52 86 722: at 700m
9 28.4.1943 9:30 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 122: at 5.000m
10 30.4.1943 16:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 712: at 4.000m
11 30.4.1943 16:20 LaGG-3 7./JG 52 85 752: at 4.000m
12 7.5.1943 8:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 75 262: at 5.000m
13 7.5.1943 16:43 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 171: at 500m
14 11.5.1943 5:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 75 234: at 3.000m
15 11.5.1943 5:50 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 144: at 5.000m
16 15.5.1943 12:10 U-2 7./JG 52 86 544: tiefflug
17 23.5.1943 5:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 253: at 5.000m
18 5.7.1943 3:40 Il-2 m.H. 7./JG 52 61 663 at 300m
19 5.7.1943 7:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 151 at 1.500m
20 5.7.1943 14:00 IL-2 m.H. 7./JG 52 61 333 at 200m
21 5.7.1943 18:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 124 at 2.000m
22 7.7.1943 3:50 Il-2 7./JG 52 61 183: at 500m
23 7.7.1943 3:52 Il-2 7./JG 52 61 154: at 200m
24 7.7.1943 6:05 Il-2 7./JG 52 61 331: at 500m
25 7.7.1943 6:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 182: at 1.000m
26 7.7.1943 17:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 214: at 3.000m
27 7.7.1943 17:20 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 873: at 2.000m
28 7.7.1943 17:30 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 792: at 3.500m
29 8.7.1943 9:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 223: at 2.500m
30 8.7.1943 9:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 221: at 2.500m
31 8.7.1943 18:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 872: at 2.500m
32 8.7.1943 18:25 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 134: at 1.000m
33 9.7.1943 7:25 IL-2 m.H. 7./JG 52 61 272: at 500m
34 9.7.1943 9:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 871: at 2.000m
35 9.7.1943 9:20 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 844d: at 2.000m
36 10.7.1943 7:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 872: at 2.000m
37 11.7.1943 16:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 62 883: at 2.600m
38 15.7.1943 17:20 LaGG 7./JG 52 54 562: at 1.500m
39 16.7.1943 14:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 54 661: at 1.500m
40 17.7.1943 19:25 LaGG 7./JG 52 54 974: at 1.800m
41 31.7.1943 10:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 54 623: at 1.000m
42 31.7.1943 16:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 64 541: at 3.000m
43 1.8.1943 11:40 LaGG 7./JG 52 64 523 at 4.500m
44 1.8.1943 14:40 LaGG 7./JG 52 54 663 at 3.000m
45 1.8.1943 17:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 53 491 at 3.000m
46 1.8.1943 19:21 LaGG 7./JG 52 53 131 at 2.000m
47 1.8.1943 19:40 LaGG 7./JG 52 54 584 at 2.500m
48 3.8.1943 11:17 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 334 at 1.000m
49 3.8.1943 11:22 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 412 at 1.000m
50 3.8.1943 11:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 192 at 1.000m
51 3.8.1943 18:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 193 at 3.000m
52 4.8.1943 10:19 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 391 at 3.500m
53 4.8.1943 10:30 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 331 at 2.000m
54 4.8.1943 10:50 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 334 at 1.000m
55 4.8.1943 13:43 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 343 at 2.500m
56 4.8.1943 15:40 LaGG 7./JG 52 51 462 at 3.000m
57 5.8.1943 9:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 351 at 3.000m
58 5.8.1943 11:50 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 323 at 4.000m
59 5.8.1943 12:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 314 at 3.500m
60 5.8.1943 17:04 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 333 at 4.000m
61 5.8.1943 17:27 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 441 at 5.000m
62 6.8.1943 16:08 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 393 at 3.500m
63 7.8.1943 8:30 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 391 at 3.000m
64 7.8.1943 8:35 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 384 at 2.500m
65 7.8.1943 11:55 Pe-2 7./JG 52 61 561 at 4.000m
66 7.8.1943 12:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 551 at 3.500m
67 7.8.1943 12:20 Pe-2 7./JG 52 61 373 at 2.000m
68 8.8.1943 7:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 572 at 3.000m
69 8.8.1943 9:53 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 632 at 4.000m
70 8.8.1943 10:18 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 612 at 3.000m
71 8.8.1943 12:54 LaGG 7./JG 52 60 253 at 3.000m
72 9.8.1943 6:14 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 821: at 400m
73 9.8.1943 9:30 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 581: at 4.000m
74 9.8.1943 16:30 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 561: at 4.000m
75 9.8.1943 16:40 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 814: at 4.500m
76 12.8.1943 8:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 772: at 5.000m
77 15.8.1943 9:14 Pe-2 7./JG 52 60 214: at 4.500m
78 15.8.1943 18:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 70 762: at 3.000m
79 17.8.1943 5:20 LaGG 7./JG 52 70 841: at 4.500m
80 17.8.1943 12:30 P-39 7./JG 52 70 791: at 2.500m
81 17.8.1943 13:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 70 842: at 5.000m
82 17.8.1943 17:40 P-39 7./JG 52 70 871: at 3.500m
83 18.8.1943 10:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 60 193: at 3.000m
84 18.8.1943 12:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 792: at 3.000m
85 18.8.1943 12:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 60 134: at 2.000m
86 19.8.1943 10:35 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 263: at 5.000m
87 19.8.1943 10:50 LaGG 7./JG 52 98 132: at 3.500m
88 19.8.1943 16:25 P-39 7./JG 52 88 281: at 3.000m
89 20.8.1943 6:07 Il-2 7./JG 52 88 263: at 50m
90 20.8.1943 6:08 Il-2 7./JG 52 88 263: at 50m
91 15.9.1943 12:20 Yak-9 9./JG 52 68 314: at 2.000m
92 18.9.1943 7:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 69 563: at 4.000m
93 18.9.1943 10:30 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 68 391: at 4.000m
94 18.9.1943 13:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 68 392: at 5.000m
95 18.9.1943 13:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 68 332: at 4.000m
96 19.9.1943 14:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 6614: at 1.200m
97 19.9.1943 15:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 56 599: at 800m
98 20.9.1943 13:20 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 59 394: at 2.000m
99 20.9.1943 13:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 59 474: at 2.000m
100 20.9.1943 15:35 P-39 9./JG 52 58 682: at 6.000m
101 20.9.1943 15:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 334: at 2.000m
102 25.9.1943 7:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 532: at 3.000m
103 25.9.1943 12:43 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 831: at 5.000m
104 25.9.1943 16:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 611: at 4.000m
105 26.9.1943 6:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 691: at 5.000m
106 26.9.1943 7:05 P-39 9./JG 52 58 554: at 600m
107 26.9.1943 9:55 P-39 9./JG 52 58 592: at 6.000m
108 27.9.1943 11:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 611: at 4.600m
109 27.9.1943 11:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 643: at 3.000m
110 28.9.1943 16:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 641: at 2.000m
111 29.9.1943 6:56 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 644: at 4.000m
112 29.9.1943 8:55 P-39 9./JG 52 58 682: at 4.000m
113 30.9.1943 6:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 681: at 4.500m
114 30.9.1943 14:30 P-39 9./JG 52 58 732: at 2.500m
115 30.9.1943 16:40 P-39 9./JG 52 58 583: at 5.500m
116 1.10.1943 12:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 641 at 5.000m
117 1.10.1943 12:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 762 at 3.500m
118 2.10.1943 8:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 833 at 5.000m
119 2.10.1943 8:50 Pe-2 9./JG 52 58 762 at 6.500m
120 2.10.1943 11:40 P-39 9./JG 52 58 851 at 5.000m
121 2.10.1943 13:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 672 at 4.000m
122 3.10.1943 10:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 592: at 3.500m
123 3.10.1943 16:05 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 591 at 2.000m
124 4.10.1943 7:25 P-39 9./JG 52 58 614 at 5.000m
125 11.10.1943 13:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 124: at 2.000m
126 12.10.1943 7:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 134: at 1.500m
127 12.10.1943 7:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 241: at 2.000m
128 12.10.1943 7:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 211: at 1.000m
129 12.10.1943 15:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 161: at 1.000m
130 13.10.1943 10:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 181: at 3.000m
131 14.10.1943 8:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 184: at 4.000m
132 14.10.1943 8:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 151: at 3.500m
133 14.10.1943 15:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 153: at 3.000m
134 15.10.1943 8:59 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 153: at 4.000m
135 15.10.1943 9:05 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 154: at 4.000m
136 15.10.1943 11:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 181: at 4.000m
137 20.10.1943 7:15 P-39 9./JG 52 39 472: at 4.000m
138 20.10.1943 7:20 P-39 9./JG 52 39 393: at 3.500m
139 20.10.1943 14:42 P-39 9./JG 52 39 534: at 1.500m
140 21.10.1943 7:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 39 481: at 4.500m
141 24.10.1943 14:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 57 753: at 2.000m
142 24.10.1943 14:35 P-39 9./JG 52 58 534: at 3.500m
143 25.10.1943 10:00 Pe-2 9./JG 52 49 523: at 6.500m
144 25.10.1943 15:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 57 182: at 2.000m
145 26.10.1943 8:08 P-39 9./JG 52 57 181: at 4.000m
146 26.10.1943 8:15 P-39 9./JG 52 57 153: at 4.500m
147 29.10.1943 8:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 38 151: at 5.500m
148 29.10.1943 11:05 P-39 9./JG 52 29 499: at 2.000m
149 7.12.1943 13:46 LaGG 9./JG 52 SSE Dneprovka: 4.000m
150 13.12.1943 10:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 S Jsnigirevka: at 900m
151 15.12.1943 12:32 LaGG 9./JG 52 NW Chervonovershka: at 800m
152 15.12.1943 12:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 N Verblyuzhka: at 700m
153 15.12.1943 14:16 LaGG 9./JG 52 NNE Chervonovershka: at 900m
154 17.12.1943 14:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 E Novgorotka: at 5.000m
155 17.12.1943 14:20 P-39 9./JG 52 NE Novgorotka: at 4.000m
156 17.12.1943 14:24 P-39 9./JG 52 S Verblyuzhka: at 4.000m
157 20.12.1943 9:02 LaGG 9./JG 52 NE Verchniy: at 200m
158 20.12.1943 12:13 LaGG 9./JG 52 W Tomakovka: at 250m
159 20.12.1943 12:13 LaGG 9./JG 52 NW Verchniy: at 200m
160 3.1.1944 12:10 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 38 893 at 1.000m [Novo Krasnoye]
161 7.1.1944 14:20 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 29361 at 4.000m
162 7.1.1944 14:25 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 29344 at 3.000m
163 8.1.1944 14:15 P-39 9./JG 52 29371 at 3.500m
164 8.1.1944 14:20 P-39 9./JG 52 29352 at 3.000m
165 8.1.1944 14:30 P-39 9./JG 52 29552 at 4.000m
166 16.1.1944 10:15 P-39 9./JG 52 29 343 at 3.500m
167 16.1.1944 10:26 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 464 at 4.000m
168 16.1.1944 10:47 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 492 at 4.000m
169 17.1.1944 9:44 LaGG 9./JG 52 29 512 at 3.000m
170 17.1.1944 12:19 LaGG 9./JG 52 29 521 at 2.500m
171 17.1.1944 12:24 Pe-2 9./JG 52 19 492 at 1.000m
172 17.1.1944 14:06 LaGG 9./JG 52 29 341 at 4.000m
173 23.1.1944 11:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 29342 at 3.000m
174 23.1.1944 13:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 19262 at 1.000m
175 23.1.1944 13:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 19264 at 1.000m
176 23.1.1944 13:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 19293 at 1.000m
177 24.1.1944 10:25 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 19 262 at 2.000m
178 30.1.1944 10:05 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 274 at 400m
179 30.1.1944 10:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 283 at 300m
180 30.1.1944 12:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 241 at 4.000m
181 30.1.1944 12:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 243 at 3.000m
182 30.1.1944 14:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 261 at 2.000m
183 30.1.1944 14:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 432 at 2.300m
184 31.1.1944 11:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 241 at 2.000m
185 31.1.1944 11:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 132 at 1.200m
186 1.2.1944 8:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 284 at 800m
187 1.2.1944 10:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 162 at 2.500m
188 1.2.1944 10:05 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 241 at 2.000m
189 1.2.1944 12:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 124 at 1.500m
190 1.2.1944 12:02 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 134 at 1.000m
191 3.2.1944 13:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 19 152 at 400m
192 4.2.1944 11:40 P-39 9./JG 52 10 783 at 3.500m
193 26.2.1944 9:08 P-39 9./JG 52 29 381: at 3.000m
194 26.2.1944 9:16 P-39 9./JG 52 29 384: at 3.000m
195 26.2.1944 11:45 P-39 9./JG 52 29 524: at 4.000m
196 26.2.1944 11:48 P-39 9./JG 52 29 521: at 3.000m
197 26.2.1944 11:53 P-39 9./JG 52 29 514: at 3.000m
198 26.2.1944 11:58 P-39 9./JG 52 29 524: at 2.500m
199 26.2.1944 12:03 P-39 9./JG 52 29 524: at 2.000m
200 26.2.1944 14:40 P-39 9./JG 52 29 552: at 2.500m
201 26.2.1944 14:45 P-39 9./JG 52 29 531: at 3.000m
202 26.2.1944 14:50 P-39 9./JG 52 29 512: at 2.000m
203 23.4.1944 15:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 351: at 1.500m
204 24.4.1944 11:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 474: at 2.000m
205 24.4.1944 12:15 P-39 9./JG 52 35 472: at 5.000m
206 26.4.1944 14:15 P-39 9./JG 52 35 474: at 4.000m
207 26.4.1944 14:20 P-39 9./JG 52 35 481: at 4.000m
208 3.5.1944 15:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 273: at 2.000m
209 4.5.1944 16:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 424: at 3.500m
210 4.5.1944 17:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 424: at 5.000m
211 4.5.1944 17:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 214: at 2.500m
212 5.5.1944 8:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 421: at 3.000m
213 5.5.1944 10:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 85 614: at 2.000m
214 5.5.1944 10:48 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 612: at 2.000m
215 5.5.1944 10:54 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 532: at 1.500m
216 5.5.1944 14:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 274: at 1.500m
217 5.5.1944 14:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 423: at 4.500m
218 6.5.1944 10:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 442: at 2.500m
219 7.5.1944 9:22 P-39 9./JG 52 35 644: at 5.000m
220 7.5.1944 9:30 P-39 9./JG 52 35 641: at 5.000m
221 7.5.1944 9:40 P-39 9./JG 52 35 483: at 3.500m
222 8.5.1944 9:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 612: at 1.000m
223 8.5.1944 13:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 362: at 4.000m
224 20.5.1944 12:24 LaGG-5 9./JG 52 98 754: at 2.500m
225 20.5.1944 18:35 LaGG-5 9./JG 52 98 711: at 2.000m
226 29.5.1944 15:35 P-39 9./JG 52 78 764L tiefst.
227 30.5.1944 11:25 P-39 9./JG 52 78 644: at 3.500m
228 30.5.1944 14:38 P-39 9./JG 52 78 613: at 4.000m
229 31.5.1944 18:05 P-39 9./JG 52 78 647: at 4.000m
230 31.5.1944 18:08 P-39 9./JG 52 78 614: at 5.000m
231 31.5.1944 18:13 P-39 9./JG 52 78 733: at 3.500m
232 1.6.1944 11:31 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 677: at 200m
233 1.6.1944 11:32 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 813: at 2.000m
234 1.6.1944 14:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 648: at 2.000m
235 1.6.1944 14:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 673: at 1.000m
236 1.6.1944 14:32 P-39 9./JG 52 78 673: at 2.000m
237 1.6.1944 14:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 675: at 1.000m
238 2.6.1944 17:10 P-39 9./JG 52 78 685: at 4.000m
239 2.6.1944 17:15 P-39 9./JG 52 78 640: at 4.000m
240 3.6.1944 13:30 P-39 9./JG 52 78 825: at 4.000m
241 3.6.1944 13:33 P-39 9./JG 52 78 813: at 3.000m
242 3.6.1944 14:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 733: at 500m
243 3.6.1944 16:17 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 568: at 600m
244 4.6.1944 15:10 P-39 9./JG 52 78 733: at 1.500m
245 4.6.1944 15:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 595: at 200m
246 4.6.1944 17:13 P-39 9./JG 52 78 596: at 2.000m
247 4.6.1944 17:23 P-39 9./JG 52 78 591: at 2.500m
248 4.6.1944 17:53 P-39 9./JG 52 78 590: at 2.000m
249 4.6.1944 18:15 P-39 9./JG 52 78 565: at 2.000m
250 4.6.1944 18:18 P-39 9./JG 52 78 560: at 2.000m
251 5.6.1944 13:12 P-39 9./JG 52 25km NW Jasi: at 5.000m
252 5.6.1944 13:19 P-39 9./JG 52 5km W Jasi: at 5.000m
253 5.6.1944 15:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 582: at 3.500m
254 5.6.1944 17:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 722: at 100m
255 5.6.1944 18:07 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 562: at 2.500m
256 5.6.1944 18:35 P-39 9./JG 52 78 674: at 5.000m
257 5.6.1944 18:43 P-39 9./JG 52 78 583: at 4.000m
258 6.6.1944 15:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 598: at 600m
259 6.6.1944 15:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 591: at 1.000m
260 6.6.1944 19:15 P-39 9./JG 52 78 582: at 1.500m
261 6.6.1944 19:25 P-39 9./JG 52 78 569: at 1.000m
262 6.6.1944 19:35 P-39 9./JG 52 78 728: at 800m
263 12.6.1944 14:00 P-39 9./JG 52 78 862: at 1.500m
264 12.6.1944 14:05 P-39 9./JG 52 78 831: at 3.000m
265 24.6.1944 9:50 Mustang 9./JG 52 65 136: at 3.000m
266 27.6.1944 18:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 85 229: at 3.000m
267 27.6.1944 18:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 85 245: at 2.000m
268 1.7.1944 17:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 94 173: at 4.000m
269 1.7.1944 17:32 LaGG 9./JG 52 94 179: at 3.000m
270 15.8.1944 11:43 LaGG-5 9./JG 52 01 633 at 1.500m
271 15.8.1944 11:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 01 663 at 1.500m
272 17.8.1944 12:25 P-39 9./JG 52 11 267 at 3.000m
273 17.8.1944 12:30 P-39 9./JG 52 11 273 at 5.000m
274 17.8.1944 15:27 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 277 at 800m
275 18.8.1944 16:27 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 272 at 500m
276 20.8.1944 12:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 779 at 1.500m
277 20.8.1944 12:03 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 757 at 1.200m
278 20.8.1944 12:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 724 at 1.200m
279 22.8.1944 12:20 P-39 9./JG 52 11 274: at 3.000m
280 22.8.1944 12:30 P-39 9./JG 52 11 335: at 2.000m
281 22.8.1944 12:31 P-39 9./JG 52 11 339: at 2.000m
282 22.8.1944 15:17 P-39 9./JG 52 11 411: at 2.000m
283 22.8.1944 15:22 P-39 9./JG 52 11 271: at 1.500m
284 23.8.1944 14:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 411: at 1.000m
285 23.8.1944 14:18 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 413: at 1.200m
286 23.8.1944 14:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 278: at 1.000m
287 23.8.1944 17:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 363: at 1.500m
288 23.8.1944 17:12 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 333: at 1.500m
289 23.8.1944 17:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 412: at 1.200m
290 23.8.1944 17:17 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 421: at 1.000m
291 23.8.1944 17:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 444: at 3.500m
292 24.8.1944 13:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 417: at 1.500m
293 24.8.1944 13:18 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 416: at 2.000m
294 24.8.1944 13:19 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 421: at 1.200m
295 24.8.1944 13:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 427: at 1.500m
296 24.8.1944 13:27 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 419: at 1.000m
297 24.8.1944 13:40 P-39 9./JG 52 11 443: at 3.000m
298 24.8.1944 16:00 LaGG-5 9./JG 52 11 335: at 1.500m
299 24.8.1944 16:03 LaGG-5 9./JG 52 11 363: at 1.200m
300 24.8.1944 16:06 P-39 9./JG 52 11 447: at 1.200m
301 24.8.1944 16:10 P-39 9./JG 52 11 441: at 1.000m
302 24.8.1944 16:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 11 422: no height
303 25.8.1944 13:27 LaGG 9./JG 52 01 663: at 200m
304 27.8.1944 18:00 P-39 9./JG 52 11 353: at 2.500m
305 27.10.1944 10:16 Yak-9 4./JG 52 18 265: at 2.500m
306 31.10.1944 15:30 Yak-7 4./JG 52 98 799
307? 1.11.1944 14:35 LaGG-5 4./JG 52 98 836: at 2.500m
307? 7.11.1944 13:35 Yak-7 4./JG 52 98 563: at 1.000m
308 13.11.1944 14:10 Yak-9 4./JG 52 89 ---: at 5.000m
309 13.11.1944 14:15 Yak-9 4./JG 52 9866-: at 4.200m
310 13.11.1944 14:25 Yak-9 4./JG 52 0854-: at 4.000m
311 13.11.1944 14:30 Yak-9 4./JG 52 98 637: at 4.000m
312 14.11.1944 11:35 LaGG-5 4./JG 52 98 494: at 2.000m
313 14.11.1944 11:45 LaGG-5 4./JG 52 08 471: at 800m
314 16.11.1944 8:45 Yak-9 4./JG 52 98 368: at 4.000m
315 16.11.1944 8:50 Yak-9 4./JG 52 98 487: at 1.000m
316 17.11.1944 14:25 Boston III 4./JG 52 98 584: at 2.000m
317 22.11.1944 11:40 Yak-9 4./JG 52 98 453: at 3.500m
318 22.11.1944 11:45 La-5 4./JG 52 98 452: at 4.500m
319 22.11.1944 - Il-2 4./JG 52 -
320 22.11.1944 - Il-2 4./JG 52 -
321 22.11.1944 - Il-2 4./JG 52 -
322 22.11.1944 - Yak-3 4./JG 52 -
323 23.11.1944 - Yak-3 4./JG 52 -
324 23.11.1944 - Yak-9 4./JG 52 -
325 23.11.1944 - Yak-9 4./JG 52 -
326 23.11.1944 - Yak-9 4./JG 52 -
327 23.11.1944 - Yak-9 4./JG 52 -
328 5.12.1944 13:20 LaGG-5 4./JG 52 98 419: at 1.200m
329 5.12.1944 13:25 LaGG-5 4./JG 52 98 278: at 1.000m
330 9.12.1944 13:10 Yak-9 4./JG 52 88 683: at 2.000m
331 9.12.1944 13:20 Yak-9 4./JG 52 88 694: at 2.000m
332 I.-II.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
333 I.-II.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
334 I.-II.1945 - Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 -
335 I.-II.1945 - Boston III Stab I./JG 52 or Mitchell
336 I.-II.1945 - Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 -
337 4.2.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 53  -
338 20.2.1945 - La-5 Stab I./JG 52 -
339 20.2.1945 - P-39  Stab I./JG 52 -
340 6.3.1945 - La-5 Stab I./JG 52 -
341 6.3.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
342 7.3.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
343 7.3.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
344 9.3.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
345 11.3.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
346 16.3.1945 - E/a Stab I./JG 52 -
347 ??.3.1945 - Mustang Stab I./JG 52 -
348 10.4.1945 - B-26  Stab I./JG 52 -
349 11.4.1945 - Yak-3 Stab I./JG 52 -
350 17.4.1945 - Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 -
351 25.4.1945 - P-39  Stab I./JG 52 -
352 8.5.1945 8:30-9:20 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 Brün area: at 4000m 

Victories : 352
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 September 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1943)
Ritterkreuz (29 October 1943)
Eichenlaub (2 March 1944)
Schwertern (2 July 1944)
Brillianten (25 August 1944)
Units : JG52, JG53
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Asisbiz Database of 344 aerial victories out of 352 for Erich Hartmann

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
11/5/1942 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 12.05 44 793
12/8/1942 Erich Hartmann Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 09.59 39 491
1/27/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 MiG-1 2500m 11.30 15 112
2/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 10.20 86 722
2/10/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 A-20 Boston 3200m 06.15 86 671
3/24/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 13.00 86 712
3/27/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 800m 11.50 85 171
4/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 200m 15.33 85 192
4/26/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 R-5 700m 11.35 86 722
4/28/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 09.30 85 122
4/30/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 16.20 85 752
4/30/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 16.00 85 712
5/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 08.05 75 262
5/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 500m 16.43 85 171
5/11/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 05.45 75 234
5/11/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 05.50 85 144
5/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 U-2 Low Level 12.10 86 544
5/23/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 05.45 85 253
7/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 03.40 61 663
7/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 07.10 61 151
7/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 14.00 61 333
7/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 18.15 61 124
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 17.15 61 214
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 17.30 62 792
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 17.20 62 873
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 06.05 61 331
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 03.52 61 154
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 03.50 61 183
7/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 06.10 61 182
7/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 09.05 61 223
7/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 09.10 61 221
7/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 18.05 62 872
7/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 18.25 61 134
7/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 09.10 62 871
7/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 09.20 62 844d
7/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 07.25 61 272
7/10/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 07.05 62 872
7/11/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2600m 16.55 62 883
7/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 17.20 54 562
7/16/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 14.15 54 661
7/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1800m 19.25 54 974
7/31/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 10.00 54 623
7/31/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 16.55 64 541
8/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 19.21 53 131
8/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 19.40 54 584
8/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 14.40 54 663
8/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4500m 11.40 64 523
8/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 17.05 53 491
8/3/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 11.17 61 334
8/3/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 11.22 61 412
8/3/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 11.45 61 192
8/3/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 18.05 61 193
8/4/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 10.50 61 334
8/4/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 13.43 61 343
8/4/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 10.30 61 331
8/4/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 10.19 61 391
8/4/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 15.40 51 462
8/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 09.00 61 351
8/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 11.50 61 323
8/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 12.00 61 314
8/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 17.04 61 333
8/5/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 17.27 61 441
8/6/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 16.08 61 393
8/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Pe-2 4000m 11.55 61 561
8/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 12.00 61 551
8/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 08.30 61 391
8/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Pe-2 2000m 12.20 61 373
8/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.35 61 384
8/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 07.15 61 572
8/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 09.53 61 632
8/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 10.18 61 612
8/8/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 12.54 60 253
8/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4500m 16.40 61 814
8/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 400m 06.14 61 821
8/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 09.30 61 581
8/9/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 16.30 61 561
8/12/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 08.55 61 772
8/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 18.10 70 762
8/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Pe-2 4500m 09.14 60 214
8/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 4500m 05.20 70 841
8/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 12.30 70 791
8/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 13.05 70 842
8/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 17.40 70 871
8/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 10.00 60 193
8/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 12.45 61 792
8/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 12.55 60 134
8/19/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 16.25 88 281
8/19/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 10.35 88 263
8/19/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 10.50 98 132
8/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 06.07 88 263
8/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 06.08 88 263
9/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 12.20 68 314
9/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 07.35 69 563
9/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 10.30 68 391
9/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 13.55 68 392
9/18/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 13.55 68 332
9/19/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 14.40 58 6614
9/19/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 15.20 56 599
9/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 13.40 59 474
9/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6000m 15.35 58 682
9/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.50 58 334
9/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 13.20 59 394
9/25/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 07.55 58 532
9/25/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 12.43 58 831
9/25/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 16.35 58 611
9/26/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6000m 09.55 58 592
9/26/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 600m 07.05 58 554
9/26/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 06.55 58 691
9/27/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 11.25 58 643
9/27/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4600m 11.15 58 611
9/28/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 16.30 58 641
9/29/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 06.56 58 644
9/29/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 08.55 58 682
9/30/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4500m 06.55 58 681
9/30/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 14.30 58 732
9/30/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 16.40 58 583
10/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 12.20 58 641
10/1/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 12.30 58 762
10/2/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 Pe-2 6500m 08.50 58 762
10/2/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 11.40 58 851
10/2/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 13.55 58 672
10/2/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 08.40 58 833
10/3/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 10.10 58 592
10/3/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 16.05 58 591
10/4/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 07.25 58 614
10/11/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 13.40 58 124
10/12/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 07.35 58 211
10/12/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 15.00 58 161
10/12/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 07.15 58 241
10/12/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 07.00 58 134
10/13/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 10.35 58 181
10/14/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 08.20 58 184
10/14/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 08.25 58 151
10/14/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 15.20 58 153
10/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 08.59 58 153
10/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 09.05 58 154
10/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 11.50 58 181
10/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 07.20 39 393
10/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 14.42 39 534
10/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 07.15 39 472
10/21/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4500m 07.40 39 481
10/24/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.10 57 753
10/24/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 14.35 58 534
10/25/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 Pe-2 6500m 10.00 49 523
10/25/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.30 57 182
10/26/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 08.08 57 181
10/26/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 08.15 57 153
10/29/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5500m 08.50 38 151
10/29/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 11.05 29 499
12/7/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 13.46 SSE Dneprovka
12/13/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 900m 10.10 S Jsnigirevka
12/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 12.32 NW Chervonovershka
12/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 700m 12.45 N Verblyuzhka
12/15/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 900m 14.16 NNE Chervonovershka
12/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 14.10 E Novgorotka
12/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 14.20 NE Novgorotka
12/17/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 14.24 S Verblyuzhka
12/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 09.02 NE Verchniy
12/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 250m 12.13 West of Tomakovka
12/20/1943 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 12.13 NW Verchniy
1/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 12.10 38 893 (Novo Krasnoye)
1/7/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 14.25 29344
1/7/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 14.20 29361
1/8/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 14.15 29371
1/8/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.20 29352
1/8/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 14.30 29552
1/16/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 10.15 29 343
1/16/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.26 19 464
1/16/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.47 19 492
1/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 Pe-2 1000m 12.24 19 492
1/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 09.44 29 512
1/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 14.06 29 341
1/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 12.19 29 521
1/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 11.30 29342
1/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.20 19262
1/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.25 19264
1/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.45 19293
1/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 10.25 19 262
1/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 400m 10.05 19 274
1/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 300m 10.10 19 283
1/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 12.25 19 241
1/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 12.30 19 243
1/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.25 19 261
1/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2300m 14.30 19 432
1/31/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.10 19 241
1/31/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 11.15 19 132
2/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 10.00 19 162
2/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 10.05 19 241
2/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 12.00 19 124
2/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 12.02 19 134
2/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 08.10 19 284
2/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 400m 13.40 19 152
2/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 11.40 10 783
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 11.58 29 524
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 14.50 29 512
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.45 29 531
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 14.40 29 552
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 12.03 29 524
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 11.48 29 521
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 11.45 29 524
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 09.16 29 384
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 09.08 29 381
2/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 11.53 29 514
4/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 15.45 35 351
4/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12.15 35 472
4/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.55 35 474
4/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 14.20 35 481
4/26/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 14.15 35 474
5/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.45 35 273
5/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 16.10 35 424
5/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 5000m 17.35 35 424
5/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 17.50 35 214
5/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 14.15 35 274
5/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 10.54 35 532
5/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4500m 14.15 35 423
5/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 10.45 85 614
5/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 08.20 35 421
5/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 10.48 35 612
5/6/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 10.45 35 442
5/7/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 09.22 35 644
5/7/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 09.30 35 641
5/7/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 09.40 35 483
5/8/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 13.45 35 362
5/8/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 09.25 35 612
5/20/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-5 2500m 12.24 98 754
5/20/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 18.35 98 711
5/29/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   15.35 78 764L tiefst
5/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 11.25 78 644
5/30/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 14.38 78 613
5/31/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.05 78 647
5/31/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 18.08 78 614
5/31/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 18.13 78 733
6/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.30 78 673
6/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.35 78 675
6/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 14.32 78 673
6/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.32 78 813
6/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 11.31 78 677
6/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.20 78 648
6/2/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 17.15 78 640
6/2/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 17.10 78 685
6/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 13.30 78 825
6/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 13.33 78 813
6/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 14.00 78 733
6/3/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 600m 16.17 78 568
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 17.13 78 596
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 18.18 78 560
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 18.15 78 565
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 17.23 78 591
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 15.25 78 595
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 15.10 78 733
6/4/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 17.53 78 590
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.43 78 583
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 13.12 25km NW Jasi
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 13.19 5km W Jasi
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 15.20 78 582
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 100m 17.10 78 722
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 18.07 78 562
6/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 18.35 78 674
6/6/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 800m 19.35 78 728
6/6/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 19.25 78 569
6/6/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 600m 15.25 78 598
6/6/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 15.30 78 591
6/6/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 19.15 78 582
6/12/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 14.00 78 862
6/12/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.05 78 831
6/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-51 Mustang 3000m 09.50 65 136
6/27/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 18.10 85 229
6/27/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 18.15 85 245
7/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 17.30 94 173
7/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 17.32 94 179
8/15/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 11.45 01 663
8/15/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-5 1500m 11.43 01 633
8/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 12.25 11 267
8/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12.30 11 273
8/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 15.27 11 277
8/18/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 16.27 11 272
8/20/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 12.10 11 724
8/20/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 12.03 11 757
8/20/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 12.00 11 779
8/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 12.30 11 335
8/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 12.31 11 339
8/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 15.17 11 411
8/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 15.22 11 271
8/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 12.20 11 274
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.20 11 278
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 17.30 11 444
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 17.17 11 421
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 17.15 11 412
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 17.10 11 363
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 14.18 11 413
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.15 11 411
8/23/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 17.12 11 333
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 16.10 11 441
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG   16.20 11 422
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-5 1500m 16.00 11 335
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 16.06 11 447
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG-5 1200m 16.03 11 363
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.27 11 419
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 13.25 11 427
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 13.19 11 421
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 13.15 11 417
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 13.18 11 416
8/24/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 13.40 11 443
8/25/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 13.27 01 663
8/27/1944 Erich Hartmann 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 18.00 11 353
10/27/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 10.16 18 265
10/31/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-7   15.30  
11/1/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-5 2500m 14.35 98 836
11/7/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 13.35 98 563
11/13/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 4200m 14.15 9866-
11/13/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 4000m 14.25 0854-
11/13/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 4000m 14.30 98 637
11/13/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 5000m 14.10 89 ---
11/14/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 11.35 98 494
11/14/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-5 800m 11.45 08 471
11/16/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 4000m 08.45 98 368
11/16/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 1000m 08.50 98 487
11/17/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 A-20 Boston III 2000m 14.25 98 584
11/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 La-5 4500m 11.45 98 452
11/22/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 3500m 11.40 98 453
12/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-5 1000m 13.25 98 278
12/5/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 LaGG-5 1200m 13.20 98 419
12/9/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 13.10 88 683
12/9/1944 Erich Hartmann 7./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 13.20 88 694
2/4/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG53 Jak-9      
2/20/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 La-5      
2/20/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 P-39 Aircobra      
2/28/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 Il-2 *      
2/28/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 Jak-9 *      
2/28/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 Jak-9 *      
2/28/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 Il-2 *      
2/28/1945 Erich Hartmann 4./JG52 Boston *      
3/6/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 La-5      
3/6/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9      
3/7/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9      
3/7/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9      
3/9/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9      
3/11/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9      
3/16/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Abschu?      
4/10/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 B-26 Marauder      
4/11/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-3      
4/17/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9      
4/25/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 P-39 Aircobra      
5/8/1945 Erich Hartmann Stab I./JG52 Jak-9   09.00+ Raum Brno

Knights Cross

Johannes 'Macki' Steinhoff

Me109G-2 'Black Double Chevron' of Stab II./JG52. This plane was flown by Gruppenkommandeur Hauptmann Johannes 'Macki' Steinhoff (176 victories, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords) from Tuzov, a frontline airfield near the Don Bend in Southern Russia in late August and early September 1942.

Steinhoff later commanded JG77 in the Mediterranean, rose to command the Me-262 equipped JG7 and was also participated in the 'fighter pilot's revolt' against Goring in 1945. After being relieved of his post as Geschwaderkommodore he went to Galland's JV44 and was badly wounded in a take-off accident on April 16 1945 which left him badly disfigured for the rest of his life.

Steinhoff joined the post-war Bundesluftwaffe and rose through its ranks, eventually leading the NATO council for several years. He was awarded the German Great Cross of Merit, the US Legion of Honor and the Commander's Cross of the French Legion d'Honneur for his services to Western Germany and the NATO. Steinhoff passed away in 1994. Today the German Jagdgeschwader 73 is carrying the traditional name 'Steinhoff'.

Asisbiz database list of 176 aerial victories for Johannes Steinhoff

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
18-Dec-39 Johannes Steinhoff 10.(N)/JG26 Wellington   14.30 25-35km SSW Helgoland
18-Dec-39 Johannes Steinhoff 10.(N)/JG26 Wellington   14.35 25-35km SSW Helgoland
10-May-40 Johannes Steinhoff 11.(N)/JG26 Blenheim     Dusseldorf
10-May-40 Johannes Steinhoff 11.(N)/JG26 Blenheim     Den Haag
30-Sep-40 Johannes Steinhoff 4./JG52 Spitfire   13.45 Dorking
14-Feb-41 Johannes Steinhoff 4./JG52 Spitfire     30km N Dungeness
25-Feb-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-17 Fortress Hss      
10-May-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 1000m 12.50 60km SE Agram (Zagreb)
09-Jun-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-24 Liberator 6000m 11.45 TH 1 (See 80km N Ancona)
14-Jul-44 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-25 Mitchell      
04-Apr-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 Spitfire      
25-Jun-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 B-17F   13.25 19154
07-Jul-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 Martlet   17.25 20km SW Marsala
08-Jul-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-40 Kittyhawk      
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 20m 09.58 52 361
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 20m 09.59 52 361
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning 20m 10.00 52 354
25-Aug-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 P-38 Lightning   10.01  
01-Dec-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab /JG77 Mosquito 9500m 10.59 S Varzi (Lombardy)
17-May-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 MiG-1 2500m 09.37 Boroditschnoye
26-May-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  17.24 1km E Taranovka
22-Jun-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Hurricane 2000m 17.55 5km NW Kupjansk
21-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180 1000m 16.00 49 411
22-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3   10.11 49 475 Bodennahe
22-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Hurricane 1000m 10.20 49 411
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 05.40 59 353
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 50m 05.50 59 334
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-153   12.20 49 124 Bodennahe
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180   15.10 49 413
23-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.25 49 411
24-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180 350m 06.20 59 323
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 800m 11.05 49 243
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 500m 11.07 49 253
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-189   14.45 59 311 Bodennahe
25-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180 2300m 17.37 49 412
27-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180   05.55 49 431 Bodennahe
27-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-180   11.34 49 413 Bodennahe
28-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 200m 14.50 49 223
28-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG   14.57 50 773 Bodennahe
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 500m 13.10 49 161
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.12 40 792
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 2000m 17.00 49 362
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 100m 17.10 49 522
30-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 200m 17.12 49 522
31-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 05.20 49 461
31-Aug-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.05 49 474
08-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 14.40 44 481
08-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 14.42 44 622
10-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 14.15 44 424
16-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.20 54 371
17-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2000m 14.40 54 322
17-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG 800m 16.40 54 381
20-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 I-16 Rata 2000m 09.40 85 371
26-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 15.39 85 342
26-Sep-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 15.40 85 342
11-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 100m 08.10 94 161
11-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 14.18 95 793
28-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 07.50 49 284
28-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 10.40 49 184
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 07.45 19 482
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 07.46 19 482
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 10.15 39 424
30-Nov-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 10.38 40 754
01-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   08.20 40 793 Bodennahe
02-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 12.15 49 353
07-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Kittyhawk   13.23 39 652 Bodennahe
08-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 1000m 09.10 29 253
08-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 1000m 12.32 29 243
17-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 07.10 38 212
17-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   13.15 39 883 Bodennahe
18-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 10.33 39 823
20-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 100m 10.53 39 854
25-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 13.00 38 241
25-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 6000m 13.30 38 334
28-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 La-5 3000m 10.27 38 351
28-Dec-42 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 La-5 1500m 12.55 38 353
09-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 12.43 28 782
09-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 12.50 28 872
14-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2000m 14.32 17 263
14-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2000m 14.33 17 263
14-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 14.33 17 143
25-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 11.50 0865
26-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 5000m 10.15 08 521
31-Jan-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 A-20 Boston III 3000m 13.00 99 871
01-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 14.25 9962
02-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 09.25 9962
02-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1   09.28 99 622
12-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 100m 12.02 86 590
23-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  09.02 76 664 Bodennahne
23-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 12.45 86 560
23-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 12.47 86 560
25-Feb-43 Johannes Steinhoff Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 08.40 75 230
28-Feb-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 Il-2 *      
27-Mar-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 Il-2 *     Raum Oder
17-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 B-17 Fortress     Munchen
03-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 B-17 Fortress      
05-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 P-51 Mustang      
05-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 P-51 Mustang      
08-Apr-45 Johannes Steinhoff JV44 B-17 Fortress     Raum Stuttgart

Knights Cross

Dackel Waldmann - Hans Peter 'Dackel' 'Waldi' Waldmann

Units: 6./JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 4./JG-52 (8/44), 8./JG-3 (6/44), Stffüh 3./JG-7 (11/44-3/45)

Awards: RK(2/5/44)-EL(3/1/45), DK-G(4/17/43), EP(3/10/43), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F in '42, Bf 109G-2 WNr 13566 'Black<2+_' (tail flak Dam 9/18/42), Bf 109G-2 WNr 13650 'PJ+CU' (crash land-Ftr 9/25/42), Bf 109G-4 'Yellow 3+-' at Anapa, Bf 109G-6 in JG-52, Me 262A-1a WNr 170097 'Yellow 3' in JG-7

Remarks: 2 Bombers in an Me 262. KIFA 18 March, 1945 when his Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 'Yellow 3' collided with another Me 262, piloted by Lt Hans Dieter Weihs of 3/JG-7 in dense fog near Kaltenkirchen/Holstein, and crashed near Schwarzenbek, E of Hamburg. 527 combat missions. 121 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An I-153 on 18 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An I-16 on 11 February, 1943. Four I-153's on 12 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 30 April, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 7 May, 1944. His 126th victory, a B-24 at Taverny France on 6 August, 1944. His 128th & 129th, both P-47's SW of Thymerais on 14 August, 1944. His 130th & 131st, both P-47's; one 8 km E of Dreux, and the other 4 km E of Dreux, on 18 August, 1944. His 132nd, a P-47 2 km E of Falaise on 19 August, 1944. His last two victories, Nos. 133 & 134, both P-51's, one 30 km W of Berlin, the other 25 km NE of Brocken on 22 February, 1945. He was buried in Kaltenkirchen.

Asisbiz Database list of 130 out of 134 aerial victories for Hans Peter 'Dackel' 'Waldi' Waldmann

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
09-Sep-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 LaGG 1400m 14.09 44 463
10-Sep-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 400m 14.16 44 454
16-Sep-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 16.21 54 414
18-Sep-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 I-153   14.15 54 442
25-Sep-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 LaGG Low Level 16.31 95 743
22-Oct-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 I-153 600m 10.00 95 541
30-Oct-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 12.35 94 161
02-Nov-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 11.57 94 153
03-Nov-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 1500m 11.32 94 474
12-Nov-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 I-153   14.10 95 721
28-Nov-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.05 49 352
30-Nov-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 13.10 29 432
01-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 P-40 Kittyhawk   09.04 39 271 Bodennahe
02-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  12.17 49 363
08-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 09.46 39 654
18-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 10.34 39 823
19-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 La-5 4500m 13.16 49 563
22-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 La-5 2000m 10.50 39 822
28-Dec-42 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 La-5 2000m 12.57 38 351
14-Jan-43 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2000m 14.32 17 263
25-Jan-43 Hans Waldmann Stab II./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 11.52 08 681
11-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-16 Rata 2000m 08.05 75 420
12-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-153 Low Level 05.59 75 424
12-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-153 300m 10.06 85 273
12-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-153 800m 10.09 85 452
12-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-153 600m 14.36 85 454
13-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-153 500m 08.30 85 171
19-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-4 300m 12.15 85 373
22-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 I-153 1200m 11.05 75 224
25-Feb-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 14.58 86 761
01-Mar-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-3 600m 15.15 76 814
29-Apr-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-5 2000m 13.25 85 142
30-Apr-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 17.22 75 432
30-Apr-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.28 85 171
03-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 08.23 85 143
03-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 3800m 17.02 75 164
04-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 15.02 75 273
07-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 07.49 75 291
08-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 3400m 07.00 75 434
09-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 08.46 75 431
24-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 09.38 65 431
26-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 10.11 West of Kijewskoje
26-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Spitfire 3000m 11.47 75 233
28-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 10.46 48 744
30-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-5 200m 07.36 75 171
30-May-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-5 200m 07.32 75 114
03-Jun-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 08.24 85 113
06-Jun-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 08.07 75 262
06-Jun-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 1800m 08.16 85 144
08-Jun-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-3 150m 12.08 75 173
08-Jun-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 300m 12.13 75 393
25-Jun-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 08.24 75 461
11-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 A-20 Boston Low Level 12.00 75 492
21-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 09.38 76 832
21-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 16.30 65 261
22-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 16.24 76 894
22-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 3300m 10.03 76 894
26-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 100m 06.31 75 392
26-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 06.16 75 114
30-Jul-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 06.32 75 234
04-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 50m 17.18 61 333
04-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 Low Level 14.00 61 593
04-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 400m 13.47 61 274
04-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 11.32 61 451
05-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 06.54 61 382
06-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 10.52 61 443
06-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 1200m 16.35 61 524
07-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 3500m 07.12 61 594
07-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 15.12 61 473
08-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 1600m 08.18 61 562
08-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 08.21 61 534
08-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 A-20 Boston III 5500m 18.21 60 714
10-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Pe-2 2000m 08.56 61 572
12-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 11.27 51 543
13-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 18.29 41 492
14-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 10.49 51 153
20-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 05.50 51 713
20-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 05.54 51 771
21-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 18.21 51 541
24-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 12.38 88 422
24-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 15.12 88 263
30-Aug-43 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.44 88 463
02-Mar-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 2200m 13.54 66 534
13-Mar-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.45 56 873 Wassernahe
13-Mar-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 A-20 Boston III 3000m 10.24 66 393
17-Mar-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 09.14 55 211
17-Mar-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 09.17 55 132
17-Mar-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 09.32 55 233
05-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 17.27 66 564
07-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 12.51 66 871
10-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   17.42 46 123 Bodennahne
11-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 150m 06.58 46 332
11-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 10.46 46 322
11-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 10.54 46 333
12-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 10.53 46 713
13-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7   08.29 35 264 Bodennahe
18-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 600m 15.15 35 411
18-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 17.11 35 411
19-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-1 1700m 17.02 35 414
22-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 11.37 35 473
22-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 11.36 35 371
25-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 14.17 35 474
25-Apr-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.13 35 612
04-May-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 06.40 35 351
04-May-44 Hans Waldmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   06.46 35 342 Wassernahe
06-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Yak-7 800m 11.27 35 414
06-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Yak-7 1200m 11.32 35 442
06-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Yak-7 50m 11.41 35 442
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 09.29 35 473
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 17.56 35 473
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 17.54 35 441
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.36 35 612
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Yak-9 2-4500m 08.35 35 611
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Yak-7 1300m 13.21 35 473
07-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 13.28 35 612
08-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 15.24 35 611
30-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 15.15 78 812
31-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 16.32 78 812
31-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 12.14 78 693
31-May-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 12.16 78 653
06-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 B-24 Liberator 5000m 12.31 UE-8 (Taverny)
07-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 P-47 Thunderbolt 400m 15.06 CS-4 (Landivy N Fougeres)
07-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52 Auster   15.06  
14-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 8./JG3* P-47 Thunderbolt 600m 16.47 BC-8 (S Ch-en-Thymerais)
14-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 4./JG52* P-47 Thunderbolt 1000m 16.45 BC-7 (SW Ch-en-Thymerais)
18-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 8./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 100m 14.12 BD-1 (4km E Dreux)
18-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 8./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 600m 14.06 BD-2 (8km E Dreux)
19-Aug-44 Hans Waldmann 8./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 3500m 09.10 AU-6 (2km E Falaise)
22-Feb-45 Hans Waldmann 3./JG7 P-51 Mustang   12.02 30km W. Berlin
22-Feb-45 Hans Waldmann 3./JG7 P-51 Mustang   12.17 25km NE Brocken

Knights Cross

Johannes Wiese

Asisbiz database list of 107 out of 133 aerial victories for Johannes Wiese

Johannes Wiese was born on 7 May 1915 at Breslau in Schlesien. He joined the army in 1934 as an officer cadet and served with Infanterieregiment 6. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1936 with the rank of Oberfähnrich. He trained to become an observer. In October 1939, he attended fighter pilot school. In June 1941 he was posted as Adjutant to the Geschwaderstab of JG 52 based on the Eastern front. He recorded his first victory on 23 September. On 15 June 1942 he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 52 by which time he had achieved seven victories. He became somewhat of a specialist at shooting down Russian Il-2 aircraft, numbering about 70 of this heavily armoured ground-attack type among his tally of victories. He achieved his 25th victory on 29 September. He recorded his 50th victory on 25 December.

On 5 January 1943, Hauptmann Wiese was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 53 victories. He then took a spell of leave returning to the front in the end of April. He recorded his 75th victory on 7 June. On 5 July 1943, he shot down 12 Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks over the Orel-Kursk-Belgorod sector but was himself shot down and had to make a forced landing. He recorded his 100th victory on 17 July. Such was his success in the Kuban battles that he earned the nickname "Lion of Kuban". He recorded his 125th victory on 28 October. On 13 November 1943, Hauptmann Wiese was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 52. On 2 March 1944, he was awarded the Eichenlauben (Nr 418) for 133 victories. He was wounded on 19 May and was transferred to fighter leaders school on 11 June.

In October 1944, Wiese was transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG 77. On 1 December 1944, Major Wiese was appointed Kommodore of JG 77. On 25 December 1944, he had to abandon his Me 109 G-14 at 9,000 metres following aerial combat with Spitfires over the Ruhr district. His parachute did not deploy until he was at 80 metres resulting in serious injuries when he struck the ground. In December 1945 be was captured by the Americans but later handed to the Russians. He was incarcerated by the Soviets until 1950. In 1956 he joined the re-formed Luftwaffe.

Johannes Wiese was credited with 133 victories in 480 missions. Additionally he had 75 more unconfirmed claims. Included in his total are about 70 Stormoviks. Wiese was shot down and required to force-land on five occasions.

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Monday, August 03, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 P-2 500m 17:00 76 583
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 150m 05:20 66 652
Wednesday, August 05, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 04:45 66 662
Tuesday, August 11, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 08:20 75 272
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 12:50 75 422
Tuesday, August 18, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 I-180 1500m 16:50 54 134
Friday, August 21, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 800m 14:42 64 173
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 800m 09:57 54 263
Thursday, September 03, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 14:54 57 772
Saturday, September 05, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 14:00 46 261
Friday, September 11, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 11:10 47 871
Sunday, September 13, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 16:14 47 592
Saturday, September 26, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 50m 05:50 30 124
Monday, September 28, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
25m 05:47 49 262
Tuesday, September 29, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 50m 15:47 49 292
Friday, October 02, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 11:34 49 271
Friday, October 09, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 15:00 49 733
Wednesday, October 14, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 07:30 40 581
Saturday, October 17, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 I-180 2000m 07:27 49 272
Sunday, October 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 11:23 49 423
Sunday, October 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 14:07 49 361
Sunday, October 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 14:12 49 362
Sunday, October 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 14:14 49 334
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14:00 49 412
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 06:05 49 262
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 09:55 49 413
Monday, November 02, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 La-5 400m 09:05 49 273
Thursday, December 17, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 13:32 01 342
Monday, December 21, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 MiG-1 400m 07:37 91 864
Monday, December 21, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 MiG-1 300m 07:38 01 742
Friday, December 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 13:02 01 771
Friday, December 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
20m 13:05 01 771
Friday, December 25, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 13:08 01 753
Tuesday, December 29, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG 5 1500m 12:20 01 334
Tuesday, December 29, 1942 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 MiG-3 1000m 12:45 00 134
Friday, May 07, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 12:34 71 742
Friday, May 07, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 18:25 61 000
Sunday, May 09, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 Low Level 15:25 61 455
Sunday, May 09, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 06:28 98 853
Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 17:37 75 222
Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Spitfire 2000m 08:40 85 152
Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 900m 05:55 86 777
Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Pe-2 2000m 08:32 85 112
Thursday, May 27, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 100m 18:28 75 262
Friday, May 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 2500m 18:05 75 232
Friday, May 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 100m 18:08 75 232
Friday, May 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-5 50m 18:12 75 234
Sunday, May 30, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 50m 15:35 76 893
Sunday, May 30, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 50m 15:38 75 233
Wednesday, June 02, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:30 75 232
Wednesday, June 02, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-5 300m 13:32 75 262
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Yak-1 100m 18:22 75 262
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 100m 18:15 75 262
Saturday, June 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 100m 18:18 75 262
Sunday, June 06, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 100m 17:38 76 812
Sunday, June 06, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-7 100m 17:42 76 683
Monday, June 07, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 LaGG-5 700m 09:22 76 823
Monday, June 21, 1943 Johannes Wiese 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 17:14 76 851
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 18:30 61 622
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 18:50 61 621
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 18:45 61 651
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 500m 18:33 61 622
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 Low Level 15:25 61 812
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 20m 03:47 61 891
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 300m 08:12 61321
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 300m 18:40 61 624
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 500m 07:51 61 321
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 Low Level 04:03 60 193
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-4 100m 03:55 60 123
Monday, July 05, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09:40 61 352
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 LaGG-5 Low Level 18:15 61 242
Friday, July 16, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-7 1000m 05:25 61 212
Friday, July 16, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 05:30 61 212
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 05:50 62 753
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-7 300m 05:40 61 121
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 05:41 62 753
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-7 600m 05:45 62 742
Sunday, July 18, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 17:52 88 256
Sunday, July 18, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 17:53 88 256
Tuesday, July 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-7 200m 07:25 88 252
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-1 800m 15:10 88 259
Friday, July 23, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-1 4200m 19:01 89 889
Tuesday, July 27, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-7 300m 15:14 88 258
Tuesday, July 27, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-7 200m 15:18 88 294
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 10:23 58 182
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 10:26 58 162
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 11:58 58 154
Tuesday, October 19, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Pe-2 400m 07:58 49 312
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10:35 48 283
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 12:09 48 294
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 250m 10:33 48 291
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10:23 48 281
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10:21 48 283
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 12:10 58 181
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 10:26 48 281
Saturday, October 23, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 LaGG-5 600m 15:23 49 842
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 10:18 47 271
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 10:21 47 242
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10:15 47 193
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10:13 47 193
Thursday, January 06, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 30m 14:27 1km W Losozatka
Friday, January 07, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 11:35 29372
Friday, January 07, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 11:38 29381
Saturday, January 08, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-9 600m 13:03 29514
Wednesday, January 26, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 07:59 66 564
Tuesday, February 22, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-9 1500m 08:10 48 712
Tuesday, February 22, 1944 Johannes Wiese Stab I./JG52 Yak-9 3000m 08:05 38 664

http://www.luftwaffe.cz database list of aerial victories for Johannes Wiese

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 23.9.1941 17:37 DB-3 Stab/JG 52 -
? 3.8.1942 17:00 P-2 2./JG 52 76 583: at 500m
? 4.8.1942 5:20 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 66 652: at 150m
? 5.8.1942 4:45 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 66 662: tiefflug
? 11.8.1942 8:20 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 75 272: at 2.000m
? 13.8.1942 12:50 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 75 422: at 1.000m
? 18.8.1942 16:50 I-180 2./JG 52 54 134: at 1.500m
? 21.8.1942 14:42 Yak-1 2./JG 52 64 173: at 800m
? 23.8.1942 9:57 Yak-1 2./JG 52 54 263: at 800m
? 3.9.1942 14:54 Il-2 2./JG 52 57 772: tiefflug
? 5.9.1942 14:00 Il-2 2./JG 52 46 261: at 300m
? 11.9.1942 11:10 Yak-1 2./JG 52 47 871: at 2.500m
? 13.9.1942 16:14 Il-2 2./JG 52 47 592: at 100m
? 26.9.1942 5:50 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 30 124: at 50m
? 28.9.1942 5:47 Il-2 2./JG 52 49 262: at 25m
25 29.9.1942 15:47 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 49 292: at 50m
26 2.10.1942 11:34 Il-2 2./JG 52 49 271 at 300m
26 9.10.1942 15:00 Yak-1 2./JG 52 49 733 at 2.500m
27 14.10.1942 7:30 Yak-1 2./JG 52 40 581 at 2.500m
28 17.10.1942 7:27 I-180 2./JG 52 49 272: at 2.000m
29 25.10.1942 11:23 Il-2 2./JG 52 49 423: at 400m
30 25.10.1942 14:07 Il-2 2./JG 52 49 361: at 500m
31 25.10.1942 14:12 Il-2 2./JG 52 49 362: at 400m
32 25.10.1942 14:14 Il-2 2./JG 52 49 334: at 300m
? 31.10.1942 6:05 Yak-1 2./JG 52 49 262: at 2.000m
? 31.10.1942 9:55 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 49 413: at 2.000m
? 31.10.1942 14:00 Yak-1 2./JG 52 49 412: at 2.000m
? 2.11.1942 9:05 La-5 2./JG 52 49 273 at 400m
39 16.12.1942 - E/a 2./JG 52 -
40 16.12.1942 - E/a 2./JG 52 -
41 16.12.1942 - E/a 2./JG 52 -
42 16.12.1942 - E/a 2./JG 52 -
43 16.12.1942 - E/a 2./JG 52 -
? 17.12.1942 13:32 Il-2 2./JG 52 01 342 at 50m
? 21.12.1942 7:37 MiG-1 2./JG 52 91 864 at 400m
? 21.12.1942 7:38 MiG-1 2./JG 52 01 742 at 300m
49 25.12.1942 13:02 Il-2 2./JG 52 01 771 at 100m
50 25.12.1942 13:05 Il-2 2./JG 52 01 771 at 20m
51 25.12.1942 13:08 Il-2 2./JG 52 01 753 at 100m
52 29.12.1942 12:20 LaGG 5 2./JG 52 01 334 at 1.500m
53 29.12.1942 12:45 MiG-3 2./JG 52 00 134 at 1.000m
54 7.5.1943 12:34 Yak-1 2./JG 52 71 742: at 1.200m
55 7.5.1943 18:25 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 61 000: at 300m
56 9.5.1943 6:28 Yak-1 2./JG 52 98 853: at 4.000m
57 9.5.1943 15:25 Il-2 2./JG 52 61 455: tiefflug
58 26.5.1943 5:55 Yak-1 2./JG 52 86 777: at 900m
59 26.5.1943 8:32 Pe-2 2./JG 52 85 112: at 2.000m
60 26.5.1943 8:40 Spitfire 2./JG 52 85 152: at 2.000m
61 26.5.1943 17:37 LaGG-3 2./JG 52 75 222: at 300m
62 27.5.1943 18:28 Il-2 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
63 28.5.1943 18:05 Il-2 2./JG 52 75 232: at 2.500m
64 28.5.1943 18:08 Yak-1 2./JG 52 75 232: at 100m
65 28.5.1943 18:12 LaGG-5 2./JG 52 75 234: at 50m
66 30.5.1943 15:35 Il-2 2./JG 52 76 893: at 50m
67 30.5.1943 15:38 Il-2 2./JG 52 75 233: at 50m
68 2.6.1943 13:30 Il-2 2./JG 52 75 232: at 200m
69 2.6.1943 13:32 LaGG-5 2./JG 52 75 262: at 300m
70 5.6.1943 18:15 Il-2 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
71 5.6.1943 18:18 Il-2 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
72 5.6.1943 18:22 Yak-1 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
73 6.6.1943 17:38 Il-2 2./JG 52 76 812: at 100m
74 6.6.1943 17:42 Il-2 2./JG 52 76 683: at 100m
75 7.6.1943 9:22 LaGG-5 2./JG 52 76 823: at 700m
76 21.6.1943 17:14 Il-2 2./JG 52 76 851: at 150m
77 5.7.1943 3:47 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 891 at 20m
78 5.7.1943 3:55 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 60 123 at 100m
79 5.7.1943 4:03 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 60 193: tiefstflug
80 5.7.1943 7:51 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 321 at 500m
81 5.7.1943 8:12 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61321 at 300m
82 5.7.1943 9:40 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 352: tiefstflug
83 5.7.1943 15:25 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 812: tiefstflug
84 5.7.1943 18:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 622 at 800m
85 5.7.1943 18:33 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 622 at 500m
86 5.7.1943 18:40 Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 624 at 300m
87 5.7.1943 18:45 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 651 at 100m
88 5.7.1943 18:50 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 621 at 500m
? 6.7.1943 18:15 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 52 61 242: tiefstflug
? 16.7.1943 5:25 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 212: at 1.000m
? 16.7.1943 5:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 212: tiefst.
? 17.7.1943 5:40 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 121: at 300m
? 17.7.1943 5:41 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 62 753: at 200m
? 17.7.1943 5:45 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 62 742: at 600m
? 17.7.1943 5:50 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 62 753: at 100m
? 18.7.1943 17:52 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 256: at 2.500m
? 18.7.1943 17:53 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 256: at 2.000m
? 20.7.1943 7:25 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 88 252: at 200m
? 22.7.1943 15:10 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 259: at 800m
? 23.7.1943 19:01 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 89 889: at 4.200m
? 27.7.1943 15:14 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 88 258: at 300m
? 27.7.1943 15:18 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 6 km SSE Kalinowka: at 200m
? 13.10.1943 10:23 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 58 182: at 700m
? 13.10.1943 10:26 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 58 162: at 700m
? 14.10.1943 11:58 Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 58 154: at 2.500m
? 19.10.1943 7:58 Pe-2 Stab I./JG 52 49 312: at 400m
? 20.10.1943 10:21 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 283: at 200m
? 20.10.1943 10:23 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 281: at 300m
? 20.10.1943 10:26 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 281: at 200m
? 20.10.1943 10:33 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 291: at 250m
? 20.10.1943 10:35 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 283: at 300m
? 20.10.1943 12:09 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 294: at 500m
? 20.10.1943 12:10 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 58 181: at 500m
? 23.10.1943 15:23 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 52 49 842: at 600m
? 28.10.1943 10:13 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 193: at 200m
? 28.10.1943 10:15 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 193: at 200m
? 28.10.1943 10:18 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 271: at 150m
? 28.10.1943 10:21 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 242: at 50m
? 6.1.1944 14:27 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 1km W Losozatka: 30m
? 7.1.1944 11:35 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 29372 at 50m
? 7.1.1944 11:38 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 29381 at 50m
? 8.1.1944 13:03 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 29514 at 600m
? 26.1.1944 7:59 Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 66 564 at 150m
? 22.2.1944 8:05 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 38 664 at 3.000m
? 22.2.1944 8:10 Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 48 712 at 1.500m

Victories : 133 
Awards : Ehrenpokal (6 November 1941) 
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (8 February 1943) 
Ritterkreuz (5 January 1943) 
Eichenlaub (2 March 1944) 
Units : JG 52, JG 77

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Manfred Leisebein

Units: 3./JG-52 (Russia)

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G

Remarks: Joined the Luftwaffe in 1943. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Leisenbein

No known aerial victories for Manfred Leisebein

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Georg Schwientek

Awards: DK-G(3/6/44), EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(8/3/43), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F-4 'Black 1' (7/42 Pitomnik), Bf 109G-6 WNr 15849 'Black 11' (lost 8/3/43)

Remarks: WIA 3 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Kuteinikowo with a Soviet Il-2. 300+ combat missions. His first known victory, a LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 28 October, 1942. Two Il-2's and an La-5 on 26 December, 1942. A Boston on 24 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 16 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5's and two Il-2's on 28 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 April, 1943. Two Il-2's on 11 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 14 June, 1943. Two Il-2's (m.H.) on 16 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 July, 1943. Two Yak-1's on 22 July, 1943. Two Il-2's (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 28 aerial victories for Georg Schwientek

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Sunday, July 12, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 LaGG-3 4500m 18:47 09 742
Saturday, September 05, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
5m 16:23 46 613
Friday, October 09, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12:56 49 132
Sunday, October 11, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 06:45 49 153
Wednesday, October 28, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 13:25 69 573
Saturday, December 26, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 07:18 9158
Saturday, December 26, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 07:30 NT-6 d1
Saturday, December 26, 1942 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 La-5 1200m 13:20 NH-8 a4
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 A-20 Boston 200m 16:45 50 151
Tuesday, March 16, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 15:25 61 348
Sunday, March 28, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
15m 13:36 61 424
Sunday, March 28, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 LaGG-5 3500m 10:13 71 833
Sunday, March 28, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 LaGG-5 700m 10:24 81 743
Sunday, March 28, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
30m 13:35 61 453
Saturday, April 17, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 09:14 75 424
Friday, June 11, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 10:02 76 821
Friday, June 11, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 10:04 76 823
Monday, June 14, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 MiG-1 50m 06:13 86 543
Monday, June 14, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 06:22 76 823
Wednesday, June 16, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 08:56 75 424
Wednesday, June 16, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 09:05 75 424
Friday, July 09, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 LaGG-3 2300m 13:44 61 212
Friday, July 16, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 16:21 61 223
Monday, July 19, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 06:26 98 141
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Yak-1 3700m 09:06 88 262
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 09:21 88 261
Tuesday, August 03, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 17:08 88 291
Tuesday, August 03, 1943 Georg Schwientek 2./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 11:16 89 851

Knights Cross

Hans-Joachim Birkner

Hans-Joachim Birkner was born on 22 October 1921 at Schonwalde in the Samland region of Ostpreu?en. Birkner was posted to JG52, based on the Eastern front, in summer 1943. Feldwebel Birkner was assigned to 9./JG52. He undertook his first combat mission on 30 August. He recorded his first victory on his 54th combat mission on 1 October. By the end of 1943 his victory total had risen to 24. On 15 January 1944, Birkner claimed five Russian P-39 fighters shot down to record his 28th through 32nd victories. In April, he claimed 29 victories, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 15 April (33-36), another four on 18 April (39-42) and six on 19 April (43-48). In May he claimed 17 victories, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 28 May (66-69) and five on 30 May (71-75). June was to prove equally successfully with Birkner claiming 14 victories to raise his victory total to 92.

Included in his total were four Russian aircraft shot down on 4 June (82-85), a further four on 8 June (87-90) and a USAAF P-51 fighter shot down over Rumania on 24 June (92). Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel Birkner was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July for 98 victories. Birkner had often flown as Rottenflieger to Gunther Rall (275 victories, RK-S) and Erich Hartmann (352 victories, RK-Br) and had achieved many of his victories whilst flying with them. On 1 October 1944, Birkner was appointed Staffelkapitan of 9./JG52.

In October, Birkner claimed 18 victories, including his 100th victory on 14 October and five enemy aircraft shot down on 16 October (101-105). Birkner was killed on 14 December 1944, when he suffered an engine failure while landing at Krakau in Bf 109G-14 (W.Nr. 510531).

Hans-Joachim Birkner was credited with 117 victories in 284 missions of which 121 resulted in aerial combat. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front. Included in his total are at least 15 Il-2 Sturmoviks.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 1.10.1943 10:25 P-39 9./JG 52 58 842 at 2500m
2 4.10.1943 9:07 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 191 at 2000m
3 5.10.1943 8:58 Boston III 9./JG 52 59 582: at 2500m
4 9.10.1943 13:44 LaGG 9./JG 52 59 732:at 2000m
5 11.10.1943 7:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 182: at 1000m
6 11.10.1943 7:31 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 182: at 1000m
7 21.10.1943 7:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 39 481: at 4500m
8 24.10.1943 9:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 392: at 1000m
9 24.10.1943 9:36 LaGG 9./JG 52 58 391: at 1000m
10 25.10.1943 10:05 P-39 9./JG 52 39 462: at 4500m
11 25.10.1943 10:08 LaGG 9./JG 52 39 483: at 1000m
12 29.10.1943 6:07 Il-2 9./JG 52 29 524: at 200m
13 29.10.1943 12:55 P-39 9./JG 52 39 362: at 4500m
14 27.11.1943 9:05 LaGG 9./JG 52 49 784: at 400m
15 27.11.1943 14:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 48 782: at 1200m
16 28.11.1943 8:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 48 783: at 400m
17 28.11.1943 13:47 LaGG 9./JG 52 48 782: at 1000m
18 28.11.1943 14:35 Il-2 9./JG 52 48 472: at 800m
19 15.12.1943 12:00 P-39 9./JG 52 NE Novgorodka: at 250m
20 17.12.1943 13:52 P-39 9./JG 52 S Novgorotka: at 1000m
21 19.12.1943 12:07 LaGG 9./JG 52 48 654: at 700m
22 19.12.1943 14:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 Bolschoi-Tokmak: 1500m
23 19.12.1943 14:22 LaGG 9./JG 52 W Malaya-Tomatshka: 300m
24 20.12.1943 11:56 LaGG 9./JG 52 SSE Novo-Nikolayevka: at 250m
25 3.1.1944 12:05 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 38 623 at 1000m [Novo Krasnoye]
26 3.1.1944 12:25 LaGG-3 9./JG 52 48 114 at 500m [Novo Krasnoye]
27 9.1.1944 14:07 P-39 9./JG 52 29374 at 1500m
28 15.1.1944 8:54 P-39 9./JG 52 19 491 at 1800m
29 15.1.1944 9:25 P-39 9./JG 52 19 493 at 1700m
30 15.1.1944 12:15 P-39 9./JG 52 19 462 at 500m
31 15.1.1944 12:21 P-39 9./JG 52 29 341
32 15.1.1944 - P-39 9./JG 52 -
33 15.4.1944 6:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 262: at 1000m
34 15.4.1944 6:43 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 254: at 200m
35 15.4.1944 10:30 Il-2 9./JG 52 35 322: at 200m
36 15.4.1944 10:32 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 242
37 16.4.1944 13:03 Il-2 9./JG 52 35 561: at 300m
38 16.4.1944 13:08 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 132: at 500m
39 18.4.1944 10:38 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 823: at 700m
40 18.4.1944 15:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 442: at 2500m
41 18.4.1944 16:05 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 454: at 2000m
42 18.4.1944 16:17 Il-2 9./JG 52 35 472: at 500m
43 19.4.1944 10:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 471: at 4500m
44 19.4.1944 10:43 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 472: at 4000m
45 19.4.1944 10:44 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 472: at 4000m
46 19.4.1944 15:35 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 472: at 3000m
47 19.4.1944 15:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 611: at 3500m
48 19.4.1944 15:51 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 611: at 3500m
49 22.4.1944 9:38 Boston III 9./JG 52 25 481: at 600m
50 22.4.1944 13:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 172: at 800m
51 23.4.1944 8:00 Pe-2 9./JG 52 35 194: at 200m
52 23.4.1944 10:50 Il-2 9./JG 52 35 481: at 600m
53 23.4.1944 11:20 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 441: at 900m
54 24.4.1944 14:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 472: at 200m
55 24.4.1944 15:35 Il-2 9./JG 52 35 391: at 600m
56 25.4.1944 7:33 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 611: at 1000m
57 25.4.1944 7:45 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 332: at 500m
58 25.4.1944 7:58 P-39 9./JG 52 35 454: at 1300m
59 27.4.1944 10:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 35 474: at 400m
60 27.4.1944 17:55 P-39 9./JG 52 35 474: at 6000m
61 27.4.1944 18:10 P-39 9./JG 52 35 452: at 800m
62 21.5.1944 9:46 P-39 9./JG 52 78 562: at 5000m
63 22.5.1944 15:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 792
64 23.5.1944 11:07 LaGG 9./JG 52 67 163: at 1200m
65 23.5.1944 16:12 LaGG 9./JG 52 20 754: at 800m
66 28.5.1944 8:20 P-39 9./JG 52 78 811: at 1000m
67 28.5.1944 8:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 415: at 1000m
68 28.5.1944 12:20 P-39 9./JG 52 78 511: at 1000m
69 28.5.1944 17:40 P-39 9./JG 52 68 833: at 600m
70 29.5.1944 13:25 P-39 9./JG 52 78 543: at 5500m
71 30.5.1944 8:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 599: at 2500m
72 30.5.1944 14:40 P-39 9./JG 52 78 644: at 3000m
73 30.5.1944 14:43 P-39 9./JG 52 78 652: at 4100m
74 30.5.1944 19:10 P-39 9./JG 52 78 643: at 2000m
75 30.5.1944 19:13 P-39 9./JG 52 78 811: at 500m
76 31.5.1944 10:31 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 679: at 700m
77 31.5.1944 10:36 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 679: at 800m
78 31.5.1944 16:25 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 676: at 800m
79 3.6.1944 14:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 733: at 500m
80 3.6.1944 14:12 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 733: at 500m
81 3.6.1944 14:14 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 811: at 500m
82 4.6.1944 16:15 Il-2 9./JG 52 78 589
83 4.6.1944 16:25 P-39 9./JG 52 78 723: at 200m
84 4.6.1944 16:40 P-39 9./JG 52 78 559
85 4.6.1944 17:15 P-39 9./JG 52 78 595: at 2000m
86 6.6.1944 17:24 P-39 9./JG 52 78 593: at 3000m
87 8.6.1944 12:10 Il-2 9./JG 52 78 587: at 1000m
88 8.6.1944 12:21 Il-2 9./JG 52 78 585: at 500m
89 8.6.1944 15:19 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 586: at 500m
90 8.6.1944 15:30 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 546
91 14.6.1944 17:09 LaGG 9./JG 52 78 547: at 2000m
92 24.6.1944 9:56 P-51 9./JG 52 65 133: at 6000m
93 1.7.1944 10:56 LaGG 9./JG 52 85 841: at 5500m
94 9.7.1944 9:17 Il-2 9./JG 52 45 462: at 1000m
95 20.7.1944 12:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 41 569: at 1500m
96 20.7.1944 16:38 P-39 9./JG 52 40 141: at 4000m
97 21.7.1944 16:50 LaGG 9./JG 52 30 262: at 1500m
98 21.7.1944 16:55 LaGG 9./JG 52 30 261: at 1000m
99 21.7.1944 17:22 Il-2 9./JG 52 40 154
100 14.10.1944 15:35 Il-2 9./JG 52 16 316: at 800m
101 16.10.1944 9:09 LaGG 9./JG 52 26 767: at 200m
102 16.10.1944 9:10 LaGG 9./JG 52 26 733: at 800m
103 16.10.1944 14:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 468: at 3200m
104 16.10.1944 14:32 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 455: at 4100m
105 16.10.1944 16:00 Il-2 9./JG 52 35 517: at 200m
106 17.10.1944 15:00 Pe-2 9./JG 52 25 356: at 5000m
107 18.10.1944 9:40 LaGG 9./JG 52 26 632: at 3000m
108 18.10.1944 9:42 Il-2 9./JG 52 25 634: at 800m
109 18.10.1944 9:43 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 639: at 2000m
110 23.10.1944 14:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 314: at 400m
111 25.10.1944 15:00 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 586: at 2000m
112 25.10.1944 15:02 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 597: at 1700m
113 27.10.1944 14:15 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 529: at 1200m
114 27.10.1944 14:23 LaGG 9./JG 52 25 533: at 3000m
115 ??.??.1944 - E/a 9./JG 52 -
116 ??.??.1944 - E/a 9./JG 52 -
117 ??.??.1944 - E/a 9./JG 52 -
  • Victories : 117
  • Awards : Ehrenpokal (24 April 1944)
  • Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (20 March 1944)
  • Ritterkreuz (27 July 1944)
  • Units : JG52
  • http://www.luftwaffe.cz/birkner.html

Asisbiz Database of 113 aerial victories out of 117 for Hans-Joachim Birkner

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
01-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 10.25 58 842
04-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 09.07 58 191
05-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 A-20 Boston III 2500m 08.58 59 582
09-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 13.44 59 732
11-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 07.30 58 182
11-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 07.31 58 182
21-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 4500m 07.40 39 481
24-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 09.35 58 392
24-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 09.36 58 391
25-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 10.05 39 462
25-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 10.08 39 483
29-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 06.07 29 524
29-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 12.55 39 362
27-Nov-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 400m 09.05 49 784
27-Nov-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 14.20 48 782
28-Nov-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.47 48 782
28-Nov-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 14.35 48 472
28-Nov-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 400m 08.45 48 783
15-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 250m 12.00 NE Novgorodka
17-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 13.52 S Novgorotka
19-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 14.20 Bolschoi-Tokmak
19-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 300m 14.22 West of Malaya-Tomatshka
19-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 700m 12.07 48 654
20-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 250m 11.56 SSE Novo-Nikolayevka
03-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 12.05 38 623 (Novo Krasnoye)
03-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 12.25 48 114 (Novo Krasnoye)
09-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 14.07 29374
15-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 08.54 19 491
15-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   12.21 29 341
15-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1700m 09.25 19 493
15-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 12.15 19 462
15-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 06.40 35 262
15-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 06.43 35 254
15-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10.30 35 322
15-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG   10.32 35 242 Wassernahe
16-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13.03 35 561
16-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 13.08 35 132
18-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 700m 10.38 35 823
18-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 15.50 35 442
18-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 16.05 35 454
18-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 16.17 35 472
19-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 4500m 10.40 35 471
19-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 15.51 35 611
19-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 3500m 15.50 35 611
19-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 3000m 15.35 35 472
19-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.43 35 472
19-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.44 35 472
22-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 A-20 Boston III 600m 09.38 25 481
22-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 13.40 35 172
23-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Pe-2 200m 08.00 35 194
23-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 10.50 35 481
23-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 900m 11.20 35 441
24-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 200m 14.30 35 472
24-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 15.35 35 391
25-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1300m 07.58 35 454
25-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 07.33 35 611
25-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 07.45 35 332
27-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 400m 10.55 35 474
27-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6000m 17.55 35 474
27-Apr-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 800m 18.10 35 452
21-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 09.46 78 562
22-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG Low Level 15.40 78 792
23-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1200m 11.07 67 163
23-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 16.12 20 754
28-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 600m 17.40 68 833
28-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 12.20 78 511
28-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 08.20 78 811
28-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 08.55 78 415
29-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 13.25 78 543
30-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.50 78 599
30-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 19.13 78 811
30-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 19.10 78 643
30-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.40 78 644
30-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4100m 14.43 78 652
31-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 700m 10.31 78 679
31-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 10.36 78 679
31-May-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 800m 16.25 78 676
03-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 14.10 78 733
03-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 14.12 78 733
03-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 14.14 78 811
04-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 17.15 78 595
04-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 16.15 78 589
04-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 200m 16.25 78 723
04-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 16.40 78 559
06-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 17.24 78 593
08-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 12.10 78 587
08-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 12.21 78 585
08-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 500m 15.19 78 586
08-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG Low Level 15.30 78 546
14-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 17.09 78 547
24-Jun-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-51 Mustang 6000m 09.56 65 133
01-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 5500m 10.56 85 841
09-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 09.17 45 462
20-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 12.15 41 569
20-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 16.38 40 141
21-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 17.22 40 154
21-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1500m 16.50 30 262
21-Jul-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1000m 16.55 30 261
14-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 15.35 16 316
16-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 LaGG 800m 09.10 26 733
16-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3200m 14.15 25 468
16-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4100m 14.32 25 455
16-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 16.00 35 517
16-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 LaGG 200m 09.09 26 767
17-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 5000m 15.00 25 356
18-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG51 LaGG 3000m 09.40 26 632
18-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 09.42 25 634
18-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG51 LaGG 2000m 09.43 25 639
23-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 400m 14.00 25 314
25-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.00 25 586
25-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner 9./JG52 LaGG 1700m 15.02 25 597
27-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 14.23 25 533
27-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Birkner Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 14.15 25 529

Luftwaffe Badge

Wolf Dieter von Coester

Units: Stab II./JG-52 (5/42), 4./JG-52

Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-4 WNr 19310 'White 3' (lost)

Remarks: MIA 20 March, 1943 after receiving engine damage during combat. He made a water landing off the coast of the Black Sea by Anapa, but could not be saved. One of his known victories, a Pe-2 3 km E of Petrovskaya on 27 May, 1942. In 1987, the AC was raised and sat on a children's playground, before being presented to the Technical Museum at Speyer. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Cösler or Coesler.

Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victories for Wolf Dieter von Coester

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Wednesday, May 27, 1942 Wolf Dieter von Coester Stab II./JG52 Pe-2 1500m 15:55 3km E Petrovskaya

Knights Cross

Peter 'Bonifaz' Düttmann born in 05.23.1923 Giessen (Hessen) Score: 152

Units: 5./J.G.52 (05.43 Russia), 6./J.G.52 (09.44 S.U.).

Awards: RK(06.09.44), DK-G(04.15.44), EP(02.08.44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf109G-4 W.Nr.19623 "Black 12"(07.43) Bf 109G-6 W.Nr.167238, both in 5./J.G.52, Bf 109G-6 W.Nr.442056 "Yellow 4" in 6./J.G.52 (dam 11.01.44).

Remarks: WIA 1 November, 1944 during aerial combat with Il-2's over Budapest. Collided on the ground with Uffz Wester, who had run out of fuel. Plus 42 unconfirmed. 398 missions. Shot down or force landed 19 times. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a low-flying Po(U)-2 on 21 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 July, 1943. A Boston on 11 July, 1943. Two Il-5's on 22 July, 1943. Two Il-5's on 23 July, 1943. An Il-5 and a Yak-1 on 26 July, 1943. Three Il-2's on 17 August, 1943. A Soviet P-40 on 25 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 WNW of Cape Chroni, a P-39 S of Ozassnaya and a Yak-7 SE of Kerch on 29 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 January, 1944. A Soviet P-40 on 1 March, 1944. Three Il-2's and a P-40 on 16 March, 1944. A LaGG-5, an Il-2 and two P-40's on 5 April, 1944. On 7 May, 1944, he had nine victories. A Soviet fighter of IAR-80 and a captured Ju-52 on 17 September, 1944. Two Yak-11's on 19 September, 1944. Four LaGG-5's on 24 September, 1944. Another of many Soviet multiple victories, four LaGG-5's of IAR-80 on 25 September, 1944. Three Yak-9's on 1 November, 1944. Deceased 9 January, 2001.

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Peter Duttmann

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
21-May-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 U-2 Low Level 15.48 96 453
10-Jun-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 50m 14.43 75 173
10-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 300m 07.40 66 893
11-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 A-20 Boston Low Level 11.53 75 352
22-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-5 300m 12.04 76 852
22-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-5 100m 17.01 75 234
23-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-5   06.14 75 265 Bodennahe
23-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-5   06.20 86 773 Bodennahe
26-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 06.18 76 774
26-Jul-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 06.27 75 144
08-Aug-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 A-20 Boston III 5500m 18.30 50 683 (10km W Pavlovka)
11-Aug-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 A-20 Boston III 3000m 18.03 51 514
15-Aug-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 11.25 51 374
17-Aug-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1500m 05.56 51 312
17-Aug-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 06.07 51 374
17-Aug-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 09.02 41 434
06-Sep-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 15.56 60 314 (NNW Taranowka)
08-Sep-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 05.13 50 521 (6km E Karlowka)
25-Sep-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 10.48 10 131
26-Sep-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 17.23 10 13
10-Oct-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 15.38 49 32
28-Dec-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 4600m 10.57 West of Kap Tusla
29-Dec-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-3 400m 12.23 WNW Kap Chroni
29-Dec-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 4500m 12.33 SE Kerch
29-Dec-43 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6200m 12.50 S Ozassnaya
03-Jan-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 08.17 66 813 (Bagerovo/Krim)
03-Jan-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 08.25 66 672 (Bagerovo/Krim)
15-Jan-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H 100m 07.21 66 532
17-Jan-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 06.41 66 641
21-Jan-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk   11.41 66 724 Bodennahe
10-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 09.26 66 641
10-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 12.00 66 644
12-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 800m 08.52 66 642
13-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 07.28 66 644
13-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 15.07 66 672
14-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 11.27 66 643
26-Feb-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Kittyhawk 4000m 12.24 66 564
01-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 08.03 66 653
02-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 3800m 09.55 66 461
11-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 5000m 16.22 47 762
12-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 07.52 66 584
12-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 07.45 66 592
13-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 08.35 56 874
14-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 13.00 66 663
16-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
600m 10.12 6664
16-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 10.13 66 643
16-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 10.11 66 614
16-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 10.10 66 664
17-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 09.15 55 221
17-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG 1200m 09.21 55 211
17-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 09.23 56 794
17-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-3 1200m 09.20 55 212
26-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 09.23 47 733
26-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 16.07 47 743
26-Mar-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 3300m 16.08 47 771
05-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 17.26 66 562
05-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 800m 17.30 66 564
05-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 800m 17.31 66 562
05-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 LaGG-5 1500m 13.11 66 591
08-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-1 300m 16.29 46 113
09-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10.09 37 853
09-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.12 46 111
10-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 5000m 08.49 47 781
10-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 1200m 17.47 46 111
11-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 2500m 10.54 46 184
11-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 14.53 46 331
11-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 10.56 46 361
11-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 10.50 46 143
11-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 1200m 06.19 46 151
11-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 10.59 46 331
17-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 800m 13.46 35 413
17-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 13.47 35 412
22-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 A-20 Boston III 3500m 17.00 35 474
23-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 500m 06.17 35 334
24-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 A-20 Boston III 3500m 17.23 35 472
25-Apr-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 14.12 35 474
01-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-9 400m 14.04 35 271
01-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-9 150m 13.54 35 333
06-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 15.58 35 414
06-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 1700m 15.59 35 442
06-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 16.00 35 414
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 17.05 35 473
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 17.10 35 611
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 300m 17.07 35 612
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 800m 17.03 35 474
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 16.55 35 474
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.26 35 474
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.24 35 474
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 12.21 35 612
07-May-44 Peter Duttmann 5./JG52 Yak-7 800m 17.08 35 474
17-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 IAR-80 4500m 17.25 37 625
17-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 He-111 3500m 17.35 47 314
19-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-11 2500m 17.46 37 486
19-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-11 2500m 17.16 37 486
23-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 10.40 37 483
24-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 11.45 37 438
24-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m   37 454
24-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 11.48 37 346
24-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m   37 483
25-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 IAR-80 1500m 09.35 37 489
25-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 IAR-80 1500m 09.37 37 482
25-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 IAR-80 1500m 09.40 37 483
25-Sep-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 4500m 11.30 37 459
16-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2500m 15.50 18 647
16-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 15.54 18 675
18-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 2200m 13.30 18 616
18-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 2300m 13.34 18 643
19-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-7 2900m 09.21 18 475
21-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-11 3500m 10.56 08 755
21-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-11 3500m 10.58 08 754
23-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 15.34 08 753
30-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 MiG-3 1000m 13.21 18 221
30-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 MiG-3 200m 13.24 18 228
31-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   14.19  
31-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   14.17  
31-Oct-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   08.21  
01-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 14.06 09 889
01-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 1000m 14.09 97 237
01-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 14.03 97 224
01-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 3500m 14.05 08 741
07-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-9 1700m 16.05 08 578
13-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 12.20 98 495
13-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-11 4000m 09.02 98 691
13-Nov-44 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Yak-11 4000m 09.05 98 694
08-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   16.27 4km S. Aba
08-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   16.24 3km SW Aba
09-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 La-5   13.51 12km E. Kaloz
09-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.53 18km E. Kaloz
11-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-9   13.26 S. Polgardi
11-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-9   13.23 SW Szebed
11-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-9   15.21 6km SE Kaloz
14-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Boston   12.55 8km N. Aba
16-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.59 3km NW Pakozd
16-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.55 S. Pakozd
16-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.56 N. Stuhlwei?enburg
16-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   14.01 6km NE Pakozd
16-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.58 6km W. Pakozd
18-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   14.05 3km SE Kaloz
19-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   11.52 Stuhlwei?enburg
19-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   14.56 Stuhlwei?enburg
19-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 La-5   15.03 Stuhlwei?enburg
20-Mar-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 P-51 Mustang   14.05 10km WSW Veszprem
03-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 T-34/85   09.55 Strasse Sollenau-Pottendorf
05-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.32 W. Gotzendorf
05-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   13.33 SW Gotzendorf
09-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Boston   08.54 NE Modling
09-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Boston   08.53 Ortsmitte Modling
10-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 La-5   12.27 W. Enzersdorf
10-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   12.23 E. Enzersdorf
13-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   14.52 Nr. Simmering
13-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-9   15.03 Wr. Neuwaldegg
13-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   14.58 NNW Sievering
13-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-3   14.50 Mitte Wien
15-Apr-45 Peter Duttmann 6./JG52 Jak-9   09.12 E. Bhf. Kostel

Knights Cross

Walter 'Graf Punski' Krupinski

Units: 6/JG-52, Stfkpt 7/JG-52 (3/43), Stfkpt 1 & 2/JG-5, Kdr II/JG-11 (4/44), Kdr III/JG-26 (9/44), JV-44 (4/45)

Awards: RK(10/29/42)-EL(3/2/44), DK-G(8/22/42), EP(5/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-2 & G-6 both 'Yellow 5' w JG-52, Bf 109G-2 WNr 13537 (9/42), Bf 109G-5 WNr 110244, Bf 109G-6 WNr 20062 'White 9' (80% dam 7/5/43), Bf 109G-6 & Fw 190D-9 '((+I' w III/JG-26

Remarks: 1 Bomber. In the summer of 1941, he belly-landed a Bf 109F 'Yellow 6' in Russia. Injured in G-6 #20062 'White 9' (80% dam.), on 5 July, 1943, overturning in a landing accident at Ugrim/Belgorod, resulting from Flak damage. While in II/JG-11, his G-5 motor exploded in mid-air, and was thought to have been Sabotage. Krupinski came to JG-26 after the death of Klaus Mietusch. Scored two victories in JG-26. After the dissolution of III/JG-26 in March 1945, he joined JV 44, Adolf Galland's jet unit, flying the Me 262A-1a. One known early Soviet victory, two LaGG's on 11 May, 1943. On 5 July, 1943, he shot down 11 AC. One of many Soviet multiples, four LaGG's on 20 August, 1943. 1100+ combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 190th victory, a P-51 SW of Magdeburg on 30 May, 1944. His 193rd, 194th & 195th victories on 1 July, 1944; all three P-47's at Douai-Cambrai. A P-51 at Coesfeld on 21 November, 1944. Victory number 196, a B-17 in the Stuttgart area on 8 April, 1945. His 197th, and last victory, an 'e/a' in the last days of April, 1945. Germany's 16th ranked fighter Ace. Retired Bundeswehr GenLt.. Deceased 7 October, 2000

Walter "Graf Punski" Krupinski was born on 11 November 1920 at Domnau, in the Friedland region of East Prussia. He was employed by the Reichsarbeitdienst before being discharged a few days after the outbreak of war in 1939 to take up a place at the Luftkreigsakademie at Berlin-Gatow where he underwent basic military and flying training. Following the completion of his fighter pilot training in Vienna in October 1940, Krupinski was transferred to 6./JG52. He flew combat missions over France and England and, although frequently in contact with enemy aircraft, did not gain any success. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant in February 1941. By September 1941, Krupinski was operating over the Eastern front. He recorded his first victory in the theatre against a Russian DB-3 twin-engine bomber south of Leningrad. By the end of the year he had seven victories to his credit. On 25 October 1942, he was shot down in aerial combat and baled out wounded. Leutnant Krupinski was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 29 October 1942 after 56 victories. By the end of 1942, his victory total stood at 65.

Krupinski then spent three months as a fighter instructor with Erganzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost in France. Krupinski returned to Russia on 15 March 1943. In May, he was appointed Staffelkapitan of 7./JG52 based at Taman on the Kuban bridgehead. He scored two victories on 5 July to raise his victory total to 90.

However, on landing Bf 109G-6 (W.Nr. 20062) "White 9", he collided with another Bf-109 and was badly injured in the resulting crash. In August, he recorded 27 enemy aircraft shot down, including his 100th victory on 18 August. Krupinski recorded his 125th victory on 27 September. He achieved his 150th victory on 12 October. He brought down the Staffel's 1,000th victory, and his 154th, on 13 October. Oberleutnant Krupinski was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 415) on 2 March 1944 for 174 victories. He recorded his 175th victory on 9 March. At the end of March, he claimed three Russian T-34 tanks destroyed. Krupinski left JG52 and Russia on 18 April 1944, with his victory total at 177, to return to Germany and take up command of 1./JG5 which had returned from the far north for Reichsverteidigung duties. He gained four further victories with JG5. Krupinski was transferred again, this time as Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG11 based at Hustedt, near Celle, taking up the post in May 1944. With the Allied invasion of France in June 1944, the Gruppe was rushed to Normandy to operate from makeshift strips on low-level ground support missions. Krupinski claimed a further 10 Allied aircraft shot down before he was wounded on 12 August when exploded motor of his Bf 109G5 (W.Nr. 110244). He suffered burns to his hands and face requiring hospitalization.

Following recovery in hospital, Hauptmann Krupinski was posted to take command of III./JG26 on 27 September 1944. He claimed his 192nd to 195th victories flying with the unit. He led the Gruppe until its disbandment on 26 March 1945. Krupinski joined Adolf Galland's "squadron of experts" in JV44. He began training on the Me-262 on 2 April 1945. He was to record at least two victories flying the Me-262. In post-war years, Krupinski was to have a successful career in the Bundeswehr rising to the rank of Generalleutnant. He passed away on 7 October 2000.

"Graf Punski" Krupinski ended the war with 197 confirmed victories recorded in 1,100 missions. He had gained 177 victories flying over the Eastern front and 20 over the Western front, including at least two four-engine bomber, eight P-51 Mustang fighters and seven P-47 Thunderbolt fighters. He had been wounded seven times, baled out on four occasions as well as surviving numerous crash landings.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 ?.9.1941 - DB-3 6./JG 52 S Leningrad
? 4.6.1942 18:54 MiG-1 6./JG 52 10km NW Kuppjansk 1.000m
? 23.7.1942 4:40 I-16 Rata 6./JG 52 28 351 at 1.000m
? 23.7.1942 6:48 Il-2 6./JG 52 18 453
? 24.7.1942 11:45 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 28 322 at 1.000m
? 24.7.1942 11:52 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 28 472
? 25.7.1942 8:35 Il-2 6./JG 52 18 621
? 26.7.1942 5:40 R-5 6./JG 52 28 574
? 23.8.1942 5:30 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 49 652 at 1.500m
? 23.8.1942 5:37 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 49 429 at 1.000m
? 23.8.1942 11:55 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 49 651 at 2.000m
? 23.8.1942 12:12 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 49 622
? 24.8.1942 13:15 I-180 6./JG 52 49 273 at 2.000m
? 25.8.1942 17:35 I-180 6./JG 52 49 112 at 2.000m
? 26.8.1942 17:20 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 49 274 at 4.000m
? 27.8.1942 12:11 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 49 332 at 3.000m
? 28.8.1942 14:01 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 59 320 at 200m
? 29.8.1942 16:42 Il-2 6./JG 52 40 427 at 300m
? 31.8.1942 8:47 Il-2 6./JG 52 49 533 at 2.000m
? 2.9.1942 8:38 MiG-1 6./JG 52 66 661 at 200m
? 7.9.1942 9:20 MiG-1 6./JG 52 44 652 at 2.000m
? 7.9.1942 9:30 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 44 484 at 1.000m
? 13.9.1942 15:15 Yak-1 4./JG 52 54 642 at 2.500m
? 19.9.1942 10:50 U-2 4./JG 52 44 653
? 23.9.1942 12:10 LaGG 4./JG 52 95 793 at 2.000m
? 24.9.1942 5:55 I-153 4./JG 52 95 713 at 200m
? 24.9.1942 6:00 I-15 4./JG 52 95 743
? 24.9.1942 6:52 I-153 4./JG 52 95 742
? 24.9.1942 15:53 LaGG 4./JG 52 94 133
? 25.9.1942 5:03 Il-2 4./JG 52 5 342
? 25.9.1942 5:08 Il-2 4./JG 52 5 511
? 25.9.1942 12:24 R-5 4./JG 52 94 161
? 25.9.1942 15:16 R-5 4./JG 52 94 411
? 26.9.1942 16:24 I-153 4./JG 52 94 411
? 27.9.1942 11:45 I-15 4./JG 52 4 541
? 7.10.1942 6:10 Yak-1 6./JG 52 95 552 at 2.000m
? 9.10.1942 12:45 I-153 6./JG 52 95 552 at 3.000m
? 9.10.1942 13:20 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 95 772 at 1.000m
? 11.10.1942 5:20 LaGG-3 6./JG 52 95 752 at 2.500m
? 11.10.1942 5:35 I-153 6./JG 52 95 751 at 200m
? 11.10.1942 5:37 I-153 6./JG 52 95 751 at 200m
? 16.10.1942 5:55 Yak-1 6./JG 52 94 121 at 3.000m
? 22.10.1942 16:20 I-153 6./JG 52 95 541
? 23.10.1942 16:10 Il-2 6./JG 52 94 473 at 100m
56 29.10.1942 15:40 Yak-1 6./JG 52 95 791 at 800m
57 30.10.1942 15:30 Yak-1 6./JG 52 94 163 at 1.000m
58 30.10.1942 15:40 I-15 6./JG 52 94 161
59 1.11.1942 14:07 I-153 6./JG 52 495 743
60 1.11.1942 14:25 Yak-1 6./JG 52 94 133 at 3.000m
61 11.11.1942 8:00 Yak-1 6./JG 52 94 161
62 11.11.1942 8:14 Yak-1 6./JG 52 94 161 at 200m
63 11.11.1942 11:03 I-15 6./JG 52 94 152
64 13.11.1942 11:17 I-153 6./JG 52 95 741 at 100m
65 19.11.1942 7:15 Yak-1 6./JG 52 94 491 at 4.000m
66 27.4.1943 17:20 LaGG-3 5./JG 52 86 691
67 1.5.1943 17:41 Yak-1 5./JG 52 85 171 at 3.500m
68 4.5.1943 12:40 LaGG 5./JG 52 85 311 at 4.000m
69 6.5.1943 14:55 LaGG III./JG 52 85 213 at 3.500m
70 11.5.1943 8:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 181 at 5.000m
71 11.5.1943 16:07 LaGG 7./JG 52 86 682 at 3.500m
72 16.5.1943 14:55 U-2 7./JG 52 85 152
73 28.5.1943 9:35 LaGG 7./JG 52 86 751 at 3.000m
74 28.5.1943 9:50 Spitfire 7./JG 52 86 774 at 1.500m
75 29.5.1943 11:53 LaGG 7./JG 52 75 232 at 2.000m
76 29.5.1943 18:07 LaGG 7./JG 52 76 894 at 3.500m
77 30.5.1943 15:30 Pe-2 7./JG 52 76 863 at 1.000m
78 31.5.1943 14:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 86 714 at 2.000m
79 2.6.1943 13:03 LaGG 7./JG 52 75 231 at 700m
80 3.6.1943 4:43 LaGG 7./JG 52 86 732 at 800m
81 3.6.1943 13:20 I-180 7./JG 52 75 232 at 5.000m
82 5.6.1943 11:20 LaGG-5 7./JG 52 75 232 at 4.000m
83 5.6.1943 15:18 LaGG-5 7./JG 52 86 774 at 5.500m
84 9.6.1943 14:12 LaGG-5 7./JG 52 85 132 at 5.000m
85 10.6.1943 18:42 LaGG 7./JG 52 86 783 at 5.000m
86 13.6.1943 7:37 Boston 7./JG 52 25 251 at 3.000m
87 20.6.1943 10:25 LaGG 7./JG 52 85 341 at 5.000m
88 26.6.1943 15:15 LaGG-5 7./JG 52 85 372 at 4.000m
89 5.7.1943 7:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 154 at 2.000m
90 5.7.1943 18:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 121 at 2.500m
91 12.8.1943 17:25 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 751 at 4.000m
92 13.8.1943 14:07 LaGG 7./JG 52 69 212 at 2.000m
93 15.8.1943 9:04 Pe-2 7./JG 52 61 721 at 4.000m
94 15.8.1943 11:54 LaGG 7./JG 52 51 813 at 3.500m
95 16.8.1943 17:56 LaGG 7./JG 52 70 792 at 3.500m
96 17.8.1943 8:07 LaGG 7./JG 52 70 794 at 1.500m
97 17.8.1943 10:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 70 794 at 4.000m
98 17.8.1943 17:30 P-39 7./JG 52 70 762 at 5.000m
99 18.8.1943 9:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 60 241 at 3.000m
100 18.8.1943 12:47 LaGG 7./JG 52 61 794 at 3.000m
101 19.8.1943 12:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 293 at 4.500m
102 20.8.1943 7:29 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 294 at 5.000m
103 20.8.1943 7:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 291 at 5.000m
104 20.8.1943 11:37 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 264 at 7.000m
105 20.8.1943 13:32 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 282 at 1.200m
106 21.8.1943 13:02 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 272 at 1.000m
107 21.8.1943 13:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 282 at 200m
108 22.8.1943 10:08 P-39 7./JG 52 88 241 at 500m
109 22.8.1943 15:43 P-39 7./JG 52 88 293 at 1.000m
110 23.8.1943 15:20 P-39 7./JG 52 88 242 at 4.000m
111 24.8.1943 11:59 LaGG 7./JG 52 88 284 at 500m
112 26.8.1943 8:27 P-39 7./JG 52 88 431 at 5.000m
113 26.8.1943 15:51 LaGG 7./JG 52 89 891 at 5.000m
114 27.8.1943 6:32 P-39 7./JG 52 88 421 at 5.000m
115 27.8.1943 13:20 Spitfire 7./JG 52 88 412 at 4.000m
116 27.8.1943 13:40 P-39 7./JG 52 88 194 at 2.000m
117 29.8.1943 11:25 Pe-2 7./JG 52 88 672 at 6.000m
118 21.9.1943 11:27 IL-2 7./JG 52 58 123
119 21.9.1943 16:13 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 421 at 100m
120 22.9.1943 12:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 271 at 600m
121 23.9.1943 13:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 163 at 20m
122 24.9.1943 14:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 132 at 200m
123 25.9.1943 11:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 281 at 800m
124 27.9.1943 8:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 59 752 at 3.500m
125 27.9.1943 8:50 LaGG 7./JG 52 59 843 at 2.500m
126 27.9.1943 14:21 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 192 at 1.000m
127 27.9.1943 16:05 LaGG 7./JG 52 59 813 at 1.500m
128 28.9.1943 10:33 Il-2 7./JG 52 58 193 at 300m
129 30.9.1943 12:17 P-39 7./JG 52 58 643 at 5.000m
130 1.10.1943 6:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 362
131 1.10.1943 7:49 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 133 at 300m
132 1.10.1943 8:13 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 132 at 300m
133 1.10.1943 11:17 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 184 at 1.500m
134 2.10.1943 10:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 674 at 3.000m
135 3.10.1943 15:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 124 at 1.500m
136 4.10.1943 11:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 113 at 2.500m
137 5.10.1943 7:09 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 171 at 2.000m
138 6.10.1943 10:02 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 184 at 4.000m
139 7.10.1943 6:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 133 at 2.000m
140 7.10.1943 11:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 362 at 2.500m
141 8.10.1943 7:33 Pe-2 7./JG 52 58 472 at 3.500m
142 9.10.1943 11:51 P-39 7./JG 52 49 171 at 4.000m
143 9.10.1943 11:52 P-39 7./JG 52 49 322 at 4.000m
144 10.10.1943 6:55 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 163 at 2.000m
145 10.10.1943 7:10 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 163 at 1.500m
146 10.10.1943 8:40 P-39 7./JG 52 49 183 at 4.000m
147 10.10.1943 9:40 P-39 7./JG 52 49 183 at 4.000m
148 10.10.1943 12:18 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 154 at 500m
149 10.10.1943 15:35 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 194 at 1.000m
150 12.10.1943 6:52 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 161 at 1.500m
151 12.10.1943 7:18 Il-2 7./JG 52 58 122 at 200m
152 12.10.1943 13:56 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 124 at 1.000m
153 12.10.1943 15:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 114 at 1.500m
154 13.10.1943 7:51 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 161 at 50m
155 13.10.1943 11:50 LaGG 7./JG 52 59 782 at 1.000m
- 19.10.1943 7:12 P-39 7./JG 52 39 474 at 3.500m / not confirmed
156 20.10.1943 6:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 39 413 at 3.500m
157 21.10.1943 6:13 P-39 7./JG 52 39 463 at 3.000m
158 21.10.1943 9:28 Il-2 7./JG 52 39 621 at 2.000m
159 29.10.1943 7:03 P-39 7./JG 52 39 532 at 4.000m
160 29.10.1943 11:15 P-39 7./JG 52 39 534 at 5.500m
161 6.11.1943 9:12 P-39 7./JG 52 39 694 at 1.000m
162 6.11.1943 12:20 LaGG 7./JG 52 48 211 at 500m
163 6.11.1943 14:45 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 714 at 3.500m
164 6.11.1943 15:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 544 at 1.000m
165 22.11.1943 14:00 LaGG 7./JG 52 49 713 at 1.500m
166 27.11.1943 9:23 LaGG 7./JG 52 48 591 at 300m
167 27.11.1943 12:56 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 341 at 1.000m
168 27.11.1943 13:11 LaGG 7./JG 52 48 434 at 1.000m
169 28.11.1943 8:16 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 174 at 1.000m
170 28.11.1943 13:25 LaGG 7./JG 52 58 194 at 2.000m
171 29.11.1943 7:05 Boston III 7./JG 52 48 424 at 6.500m
172 29.11.1943 14:40 LaGG 7./JG 52 48 432 at 1.000m
173 30.11.1943 7:57 LaGG 7./JG 52 39 862 at 1.400m 
174 26.2.1944 12:00 P-39 7./JG 52 29 522 at 3.500m
175 9.3.1944 10:53 LaGG 7./JG 52 60 421
176 11.3.1944 12:30 Il-2 7./JG 52 70 552
177 16.3.1944 15:15 LaGG 7./JG 52 51 532
178 10.5.1944 11:30 B-17 1./JG 5 NW Köszeg
179 11.5.1944 19:14 P-51 2./JG 5 Saarbrücken
180 11.5.1944 19:25 P-51 2./JG 5 Saarbrücken
181 12.5.1944 11:52 P-47 2./JG 5 05 Ost/TS-6
182 19.5.1944 12:45 P-47 Stab II./JG 11 S Verden 
183 19.5.1944 12:55 P-47 Stab II./JG 11 SW Verden
184 24.5.1944 10:28 P-51 Stab II./JG 11 Elbe estuary
185 30.5.1944 11:10 P-51 Stab II./JG 11 SW Magdeburg
186 30.5.1944 11:10 P-51 Stab II./JG 11 SW Magdeburg
187 14.6.1944 20:45 P-47 Stab II./JG 11 St. Quentin-Tergnier
188 28.6.1944 7:45 P-38 Stab II./JG 11 Zottegem-Ath
189 1.7.1944 19:55 P-47 Stab II./JG 11 Douai-Cambrai
190 1.7.1944 19:55 P-47 Stab II./JG 11 Douai-Cambrai
191 1.7.1944 19:58 P-47 Stab II./JG 11 Douai-Cambrai
192 27.9.1944 18:21 Spitfire Stab III./JG 26 -
193 12.10.1944 15:50 P-51 Stab III./JG 26 -
194 21.11.1944 12:58 P-51 Stab III./JG 26 Coesfeld
195 24.12.1944 - P-51 prob. Stab III./JG 26 probable victory
196 8.4.1945 - B-17 JV 44 Stuttgart area
197 ??.4.1945 - E/a JV 44 -


Victories : 197
Awards : Ehrenpokal (May 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 August 1942)
Ritterkreuz (29 October 1942)
Eichenlaub (2 March 1944)
Units : JG52, JG5, JG26, JG11, JV 44
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/krupinski.html

Asisbiz database list of 183 aerial victories out 197 for Walter Krupinski

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
04-Jun-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 MiG-1 1000m 18.54 10km NW Kuppjansk
23-Jul-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-16 Rata 1000m 04.40 28 351
23-Jul-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.48 18 453 Bodennahne
24-Jul-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 11.45 28 322
24-Jul-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3   11.52 28 472 Bodennahe
25-Jul-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.35 18 621 Bodennahe
26-Jul-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 R-5   05.40 28 574 Bodennahe
23-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 05.30 49 652
23-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3   12.12 49 622
23-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 05.37 49 429
23-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 11.55 49 651
24-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-180 2000m 13.15 49 273
25-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-180 2000m 17.35 49 112
26-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.20 49 274
27-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 12.11 49 332
28-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 200m 14.01 59 320
29-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 16.42 40 427
31-Aug-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2000m 08.47 49 533
02-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 MiG-1 200m 08.38 66 661
07-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 MiG-1 2000m 09.20 44 652
07-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 09.30 44 484
13-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 15.15 54 642
19-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 U-2 Low Level 10.50 44 653
23-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 LaGG 2000m 12.10 95 793
24-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 I-153 Low Level 06.52 95 742
24-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 LaGG Low Level 15.53 94 133
24-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 I-15 Rata Low Level 06.00 95 743
24-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 I-153 200m 05.55 95 713
25-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 05.08 05 511
25-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 R-5 Low Level 12.24 94 161
25-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 R-5 Low Level 15.16 94 411
25-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 05.03 05 342
26-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 I-153 Low Level 16.24 94 411
27-Sep-42 Walter Krupinski 4./JG52 I-15 Rata Low Level 11.45 04 541
07-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 06.10 95 552
09-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 13.20 95 772
09-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-153 3000m 12.45 95 552
11-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-153 200m 05.37 95 751
11-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-153 200m 05.35 95 751
11-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 05.20 95 752
16-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 05.55 94 121
22-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-153   16.20 95 541 Bodennahe
23-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 16.10 94 473
29-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 800m 15.40 95 791
30-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-15 Rata   15.40 94 161 Bodennahe
30-Oct-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 15.30 94 163
01-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-153   14.07 495 743 Bodennahe
01-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 14.25 94 133
11-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1   08.00 94 161 Bodennahe
11-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 200m 08.14 94 161
11-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-15 Rata   11.03 94 152 Bodennahe
13-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 I-153 100m 11.17 95 741
19-Nov-42 Walter Krupinski 6./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 07.15 94 491
27-Apr-43 Walter Krupinski 5./JG52 LaGG-3   17.20 86 691 Bodennahe
01-May-43 Walter Krupinski 5./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 17.41 85 171
04-May-43 Walter Krupinski 5./JG52 LaGG 4000m 12.40 85 311
06-May-43 Walter Krupinski 5./JG52 LaGG 3500m 14.55 85 213
11-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 08.05 85 181
11-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 16.07 86 682
16-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 U-2 Low Level 14.55 85 152
28-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 09.35 86 751
28-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Spitfire 1500m 09.50 86 774
29-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.53 75 232
29-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 18.07 76 894
30-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Pe-2 1000m 15.30 76 863
31-May-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.15 86 714
02-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 700m 13.03 75 231
03-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 I-180 5000m 13.20 75 232
03-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 800m 04.43 86 732
05-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 11.20 75 232
05-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG-5 5500m 15.18 86 774
09-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG-5 5000m 14.12 85 132
10-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 18.42 86 783
13-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 A-20 Boston 3000m 07.37 25 251
20-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 10.25 85 341
26-Jun-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 15.15 85 372
05-Jul-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 18.05 61 121
05-Jul-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 07.15 61 154
12-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 17.25 61 751
13-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.07 69 212
15-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 11.54 51 813
15-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Pe-2 4000m 09.04 61 721
16-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 17.56 70 792
17-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 17.30 70 762
17-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.00 70 794
17-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 08.07 70 794
18-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 12.47 61 794
18-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 09.55 60 241
19-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 4500m 12.55 88 293
20-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 07.55 88 291
20-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1200m 13.32 88 282
20-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 7000m 11.37 88 264
20-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 07.29 88 294
21-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.02 88 272
21-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 200m 13.15 88 282
22-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 10.08 88 241
22-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 15.43 88 293
23-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 15.20 88 242
24-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 500m 11.59 88 284
26-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 08.27 88 431
26-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 5000m 15.51 89 891
27-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 06.32 88 421
27-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Spitfire 4000m 13.20 88 412
27-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 13.40 88 194
29-Aug-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Pe-2 6000m 11.25 88 672
21-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 11.27 58 123
21-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 100m 16.13 58 421
22-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 600m 12.10 58 271
23-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 20m 13.15 58 163
24-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 200m 14.10 58 132
25-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 800m 11.10 58 281
27-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 16.05 59 813
27-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 08.45 59 752
27-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.50 59 843
27-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.21 58 192
28-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.33 58 193
30-Sep-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12.17 58 643
01-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG Low Level 06.15 58 362
01-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 300m 07.49 58 133
01-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 300m 08.13 58 132
01-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 11.17 58 184
02-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 10.55 58 674
04-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 11.10 58 113
05-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 07.09 49 171
06-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.02 49 184
07-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 06.45 49 133
07-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2500m 11.55 49 362
08-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Pe-2 3500m 07.33 58 472
09-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 11.51 49 171
09-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 11.52 49 322
10-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 06.55 58 163
10-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 07.10 58 163
10-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 08.40 49 183
10-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 09.40 49 183
10-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 500m 12.18 58 154
10-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 15.35 58 194
12-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 06.52 58 161
12-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 07.18 58 122
12-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.56 58 124
12-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 15.45 58 114
13-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 50m 07.51 58 161
13-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 11.50 59 782
19-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 07.12 39 474
20-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 06.00 39 413
21-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 06.13 39 463
21-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 2000m 09.28 39 621
29-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 07.03 39 532
29-Oct-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5500m 11.15 39 534
06-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 09.12 39 694
06-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 500m 12.20 48 211
06-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 3500m 14.45 49 714
06-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 15.00 49 544
22-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1500m 14.00 49 713
27-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 12.56 58 341
27-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 13.11 48 434
27-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 300m 09.23 48 591
28-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 08.16 58 174
28-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 13.25 58 194
29-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 A-20 Boston III 6500m 07.05 48 424
29-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.40 48 432
30-Nov-43 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1400m 07.57 39 862
26-Feb-44 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 12.00 29 522
26-Feb-44 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 12.00 29 522
09-Mar-44 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 1200m 10.53 60 421
11-Mar-44 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
700m 12.30 70 552
16-Mar-44 Walter Krupinski 7./JG52 LaGG 300m 15.15 51 532
10-May-44 Walter Krupinski 1./JG5 B-17 Fortress   11.30 GN NW Koszeg S Wiener Neustadt
10-May-44 Walter Krupinski 1./JG5 B-17 Fortress   11.30 GN (NW Koszeg S. Wiener Neustadt)
11-May-44 Walter Krupinski 2./JG5 P-51 Mustang 7000m 19.25 Saarbrucken
11-May-44 Walter Krupinski 2./JG5 P-51 Mustang 7500m 19.14 Saarbrucken
12-May-44 Walter Krupinski 2./JG5 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000m 11.52 05 Ost/TS-6
19-May-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt   12.45 05 Ost S/ET-FT South Verden
19-May-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt   12.45-55 05 Ost S/FS-FT SW of Verden
24-May-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-51 Mustang 6000m 10.28-40 UT 44/AT-AU (Elbe-Mundung)
30-May-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-51 Mustang 9000m 11.10 15 Ost S/JC SW Magdeburg
30-May-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-51 Mustang 9000m 11.10 15 Ost S/JC SW Magdeburg
14-Jun-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt 4000m 20.45 RG-SG (St Quentin-Tergnier)
28-Jun-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-38 Lightning 9000m 07.45 NH-OH (Zottegem-Ath)
01-Jul-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt 6000m 19.55 PG-QC (Douai-Cambrai)
01-Jul-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt 6000m 19.55 PG-QG (Douai-Cambrai)
01-Jul-44 Walter Krupinski Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt 6000m 19.55 PG-QC (Douai-Cambrai)
21-Nov-44 Walter Krupinski Stab III./JG26 P-51 Mustang 6000m 12.58 HP-JP (Coesfeld)
08-Apr-45 Walter Krupinski JV44 B-17 Fortress     Raum Stuttgart

Knights Cross

Helmut Lipfert

Helmut Lipfert was born on 6 August 1916 at Lippelsdorf in the Saalfeld region of Thüringen. A former Arbeitdienstführer and Unteroffizier with the Panzerwaffe, Lipfert transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1941 and underwent fighter pilot training. Lipfert was posted to JG 52, based on the Eastern front, on 16 December 1942. On his arrival at Simovniki in Russia, Leutnant Lipfert was assigned to 6./JG 52. He gained his first victory on his 18th combat mission shooting down a Russian LaGG-5 fighter on 30 January 1943. His 10th victory was recorded on 25 June. He achieved his 20th victory on 5 September. During September 1943, Lipfert assumed command of 6./JG 52. On 8 October, he shot down five Russian aircraft to record his 30th through 34th victories. He was to claim 18 victories in October, 21 in November, including his 50th victory on 12 November and his 60th on 27 November, and 16 in December, including four shot down on 5 December (69-72). By the end of 1943 his victory total had reached 80. After his 88th victory on 25 January 1944, he was sent on leave, not returning to the front until the end of March. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 April. His 100th victory was achieved on 11 April 1944 and his 150th on 24 October 1944.

On 15 February 1945, Hauptmann Lipfert was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 53 based in Hungary. He shot down his 200th victim on 8 April 1945. On 17 April 1945 he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 837) for 203 victories. Following the dissolution of I./JG 53, Lipfert was transferred to JG 52, where he was assigned to 7./JG 52 until the end of the war. Post-war Lipfert became a schoolteacher. He died on 10 August 1990.

Helmut Lipfert was credited with 203 victories in over 700 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included two four-engine bombers and 39 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. Additionally, he claimed 27 unconfirmed victories.

List of 203 aerial victories for Helmut Lipfert

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 30.1.1943 12:47 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Malaya-Balabinka
2 25.2.1943 14:58 Il-5 II./JG 52 Fedorovskaya
3 28.2.1943 13:15 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Novorossisk
4 7.3.1943 8:20 R-5 II./JG 52 Popovichevskaya
5 7.3.1943 8:23 R-5 II./JG 52 Ivanovskaya
6 14.3.1943 6:56 Il-2 II./JG 52 Novorossisk
7 30.3.1943 6:25 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Slavyanskaya
8 30.3.1943 15:15 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Anastasyevskaya
9 20.3.1943 6:30 MiG-1 II./JG 52 Abinskaya
10 25.6.1943 16:13 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Anastasyevskaya
11 25.6.1943 16:23 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Deschi
12 16.7.1943 5:45 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Krimskaya
13 19.7.1943 13:55 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bakanskaya
14 21.7.1943 9:37 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Anastasyevskaya
15 21.7.1943 16:43 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Ustrikh
16 23.7.1943 5:54 P-39 II./JG 52 Kievskoye
17 23.7.1943 17:33 Il-2 II./JG 52 Krimskaya
18 3.9.1943 10:41 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Kolontayev
19 4.9.1943 17:17 Il-2 II./JG 52 Yurevka
20 5.9.1943 11:30 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taranovka
21 21.9.1943 7:16 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Koselets
22 24.9.1943 13:55 P-40 II./JG 52 Yerkovtsik
23 24.9.1943 16:40 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Yerkovtsik
24 25.9.1943 17:35 Il-2 II./JG 52 Pereyaslav
25 28.9.1943 17:35 R-5 II./JG 52 Pereyaslav
26 1.10.1943 16:13 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Barbasta
27 7.10.1943 6:57 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Annovka
28 7.10.1943 11:07 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Orlik
29 7.10.1943 11:28 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Orlik
30 8.10.1943 7:05 Il-2 II./JG 52 Akhtanisovskaya
31 8.10.1943 8:23 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Ilich
32 8.10.1943 8:35 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Fischerei
33 8.10.1943 15:33 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Taman
34 8.10.1943 15:42 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Akhtanisovskaya
35 10.10.1943 13:05 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Mishorin-Rog
36 10.10.1943 13:15 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Borodayevka
37 20.10.1943 7:30 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Popelnastoye
38 21.10.1943 5:55 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Pyatikhatki
39 21.10.1943 6:08 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Verkhnednyeprovsk
40 21.10.1943 12:30 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Pyatikhatki
41 26.10.1943 7:15 Yak-1 II./JG 52 State Farm
42 26.10.1943 7:17 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Melitopol
43 29.10.1943 7:00 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Agaiman
44 2.11.1943 9:25 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Chaplinka
45 5.11.1943 10:20 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kerch
46 6.11.1943 11:55 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Eltigen
47 11.11.1943 13:45 Il-2 II./JG 52 Katerles
48 11.11.1943 13:50 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bagerovo
49 12.11.1943 8:51 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kerch
50 12.11.1943 10:47 Il-2 II./JG 52 Basky
51 13.11.1943 5:43 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bulganak
52 13.11.1943 5:47 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Mayak
53 14.11.1943 9:15 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Eltigen
54 14.11.1943 13:50 Il-2 II./JG 52 Katerles
55 15.11.1943 6:15 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Kolonka
56 19.11.1943 6:30 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
57 20.11.1943 6:40 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Ilich
58 21.11.1943 7:00 Il-2 II./JG 52 Eltigen
59 21.11.1943 7:05 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
60 27.11.1943 9:48 P-39 II./JG 52 Gromovka
61 27.11.1943 14:40 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Eltigen
62 29.11.1943 14:21 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Eltigen
63 30.11.1943 6:10 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kay Takyl
64 30.11.1943 13:45 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Eltigen
65 1.12.1943 11:47 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
66 2.12.1943 6:39 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kay Takyl
67 2.12.1943 6:48 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Feodosia
68 2.12.1943 6:55 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Kay Takyl
69 5.12.1943 7:25 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
70 5.12.1943 7:32 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
71 5.12.1943 10:23 P-39 II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
72 5.12.1943 13:55 Il-2 II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
73 9.12.1943 7:58 Il-2 II./JG 52 Katerles
74 9.12.1943 11:15 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
75 11.12.1943 11:37 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Mayak
76 17.12.1943 6:43 Pe-2 II./JG 52 Starotitarovskaya
77 27.12.1943 12:08 P-39 II./JG 52 Mayak
78 28.12.1943 7:16 R-5 II./JG 52 Mayak
79 29.12.1943 7:12 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Melikut
80 29.12.1943 10:05 Boston II./JG 52 Mayak
81 11.1.1944 11:27 P-39 II./JG 52 Kay Tarchan
82 17.1.1944 6:46 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Bulganek
83 21.1.1944 11:53 Il-2 II./JG 52 Churubech
84 23.1.1944 7:08 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kerch
85 23.1.1944 12:08 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kerch
86 24.1.1944 6:30 P-39 II./JG 52 Kerch
87 25.1.1944 12:27 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bulganek
88 25.1.1944 12:40 Boston II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
89 1.4.1944 9:25 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Feodosia
90 1.4.1944 9:33 LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Feodosia
91 7.4.1944 7:19 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Taganah
92 7.4.1944 7:27 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Chumak
93 8.4.1944 14:22 Il-2 II./JG 52 Chigari
94 8.4.1944 14:32 R-5 II./JG 52 Ivanovka
95 9.4.1944 14:40 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Tomashevka
96 9.4.1944 15:58 Pe-2 II./JG 52 Grammattikovo
97 10.4.1944 8:16 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Tomashevka
98 10.4.1944 12:22 Il-2 II./JG 52 Megazinka
99 11.4.1944 7:02 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Dzhenkoi
100 11.4.1944 9:25 Il-2 II./JG 52 Dzhenkoi
101 15.4.1944 10:47 Il-2 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
102 17.4.1944 15:49 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Duvankoi
103 19.4.1944 14:21 P-40 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
104 19.4.1944 17:05 Il-2 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
105 22.4.1944 9:40 Boston II./JG 52 Sevastopol
106 27.4.1944 10:50 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kodikovka
107 3.5.1944 18:35 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Belobek
108 4.5.1944 6:44 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Soki
109 4.5.1944 9:10 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Belobek
110 5.5.1944 10:38 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Balaklava
111 5.5.1944 10:50 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Laspi Bay
112 5.5.1944 14:05 Il-2 II./JG 52 Belobek
113 6.5.1944 7:30 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Belobek
114 6.5.1944 7:40 U-2 II./JG 52 Belobek
115 7.5.1944 9:40 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Balaklava
116 7.5.1944 9:45 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
117 7.5.1944 9:49 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
118 30.5.1944 16:01 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Jassy
119 30.5.1944 16:04 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Jassy
120 31.5.1944 8:04 Pe-2 II./JG 52 Busila
121 31.5.1944 14:32 Il-2 II./JG 52 Jassy
122 4.6.1944 18:56 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Sulani
123 5.6.1944 7:58 P-39 II./JG 52 Zahorna
124 5.6.1944 8:01 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Zahorna
125 5.6.1944 11:35 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Carpiti
126 5.6.1944 11:45 Boston II./JG 52 Romanesti
127 11.6.1944 9:45 B-17 II./JG 52 Tateroi
128 24.6.1944 9:42 B-24 II./JG 52 Stefanesti
129 27.6.1944 10:34 Il-2 II./JG 52 Jassy
130 14.7.1944 7:55 P-39 II./JG 52 Sezurowica
131 15.7.1944 15:20 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Horochow
132 16.7.1944 13:23 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Plowa
133 16.7.1944 13:27 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Stojanow
134 18.7.1944 15:12 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Zwezernesce
135 18.7.1944 18:12 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Turze
136 19.7.1944 16:40 P-39 II./JG 52 Luboml
137 19.7.1944 16:41 P-39 II./JG 52 Luboml
138 19.7.1944 16:45 Il-2 II./JG 52 Luboml
139 20.7.1944 11:10 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Luboml
140 21.7.1944 6:25 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Busk
141 24.7.1944 18:41 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Tuszna
142 14.8.1944 17:14 P-39 II./JG 52 Sobotka
143 16.8.1944 16:35 Yak-1 II./JG 52 Opatow
144 23.8.1944 17:25 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Geidar
145 31.8.1944 10:20 P-51 II./JG 52 Löwes
146 17.10.1944 10:38 Yak-11 II./JG 52 Hosszu-Palyj
147 21.10.1944 10:52 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Öcföd
148 23.10.1944 15:31 Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Solnok
149 23.10.1944 15:32 Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Solnok
150 24.10.1944 9:22 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Feherto
151 27.10.1944 12:17 Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Büd Sz. Mihaly
152 27.10.1944 12:21 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Büd Sz. Mihaly
153 13.11.1944 12:45 Yak-3 II./JG 52 Jaszbereny
154 16.11.1944 12:39 Yak-11 II./JG 52 Tura
155 17.11.1944 11:05 Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Jaszbereny
156 17.11.1944 11:10 Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Jaszbereny
157 17.11.1944 13:20 Yak-7 II./JG 52 Hort
158 23.11.1944 10:40 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Atkar
159 5.12.1944 10:30 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Hatran
160 9.12.1944 15:05 Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Csajag
161 11.12.1944 14:53 Pe-2 II./JG 52 Balatonkenese
162 22.12.1944 9:37 Il-2 II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
163 23.12.1944 10:48 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Enying
164 24.12.1944 14:25 Il-2 II./JG 52 Seregelyes
165 25.12.1944 12:08 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
166 25.12.1944 12:15 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Mor
167 2.1.1945 11:15 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Bodmer
168 2.1.1945 11:45 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Vereb
169 4.1.1945 8:26 Il-2 II./JG 52 Tarjan
170 4.1.1945 8:28 Il-2 II./JG 52 Tarjan
171 4.1.1945 10:41 Yak-9 II./JG 52 Bieske
172 4.1.1945 11:12 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Tardos
173 8.1.1945 14:13 Boston II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
174 8.1.1945 14:18 Boston II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
175 14.1.1945 12:11 Yak-3 II./JG 52 Muzsla
176 14.1.1945 14:36 Yak-3 II./JG 52 Muzsla
177 16.1.1945 12:17 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Budaörs
178 22.1.1945 13:24 LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
179 27.1.1945 14:45 Il-2 II./JG 52 Adorzy
180 22.2.1945 14:00 LaGG-5 I./JG 53 Bart
181 22.2.1945 16:25 Yak-3 I./JG 53 Bina
182 25.2.1945 10:53 Yak-9 I./JG 53 Altsohl
183 8.3.1945 14:10 Il-2 I./JG 53 Sapolce
184 11.3.1945 10:35 Yak-3 I./JG 53 Suborgarol
185 11.3.1945 14:05 Yak-3 I./JG 53 Siofok
186 13.3.1945 10:13 Yak-7 I./JG 53 Pakozol
187 14.3.1945 12:07 LaGG-5 I./JG 53 Stuhlweissenburg
188 14.3.1945 12:11 Il-2 I./JG 53 Pakozol
189 17.3.1945 16:15 Il-2 I./JG 53 Lake Velencze
190 20.3.1945 15:33 Il-2 I./JG 53 Stuhlweissenburg
191 20.3.1945 15:41 Il-2 I./JG 53 Varpalota
192 21.3.1945 11:58 La-5 I./JG 53 E Lake Balaton
193 21.3.1945 15:30 Yak-5 I./JG 53 Felstgalla
194 27.3.1945 14:15 Yak-9 I./JG 53 Neutra
195 27.3.1945 14:18 Il-2 I./JG 53 Neutra
196 27.3.1945 16:55 Yak-9 I./JG 53 Neutra
197 28.3.1945 17:12 Yak-3 I./JG 53 Neutra
198 1.4.1945 16:05 La-7 I./JG 53 Diozeg
199 5.4.1945 9:45 La-7 I./JG 53 Gairing
200 8.4.1945 15:54 La-7 I./JG 53 Hainburg
201 9.4.1945 17:20 La-7 I./JG 53 Lundenburg
202 14.4.1945 15:00 Yak-9 I./JG 53 Stokerau
203 16.4.1945 11:20 Yak-9 I./JG 53 Göding

Victories : 203
Awards : Ehrenpokal (14 November 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (28 January 1944)
Ritterkreuz (5 April 1944)
Eichenlaub (17 April 1945)
Units : JG 52, JG 53

Asisbiz database list of 203 aerial victories for Helmut Lipfert

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
30-Jan-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 1200m 12.47 08 693
25-Feb-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 14.58 86 763
28-Feb-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 600m 13.15 75 433
07-Mar-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 R-5 Low Level 08.20 86 481
07-Mar-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 R-5 Low Level 08.23 86 731
14-Mar-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 06.56 75 731
30-Mar-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 06.25 86 571
30-Mar-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 15.15 76 651
20-Apr-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 MiG-1 Low Level 06.30 85 114
25-Jun-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 16.13 76 694
25-Jun-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 16.23 76 692
16-Jul-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 05.45 86 232
19-Jul-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 13.55 75 263
21-Jul-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 09.37 76 831
21-Jul-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 50m 16.43 75 741
23-Jul-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 05.54 76 894
23-Jul-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-5 50m 17.33 75 264
03-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 100m 10.41 40 262
04-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 17.17 41 574
05-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 11.30 60 343
21-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 4000m 07.16 11 142
24-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 13.55 11 751
24-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 16.40 11 714
25-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 17.35 11 782 (Pereyaslev)
28-Sep-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 R-5 Low Level 17.35 West of Perojasslaw
01-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 4500m 16.13  
07-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 Low Level 06.57 39 432 (Annovka)
07-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 4500m 11.07 49 174 (Orlik)
07-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 11.28 49 153 (Orlik)
08-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 15.33 66 69 Mitte
08-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 1300m 15.42 66 692
08-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 800m 08.35 76 543
08-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 08.23 66 624
08-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 07.05 66 692
10-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 13.15 49 312
10-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 13.05 39 291
20-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 07.30 39 453
21-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 05.55 39 482
21-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 06.08 49 372
21-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 700m 12.30 39 612
26-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 07.15 57 123
26-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 500m 07.17 57 152
29-Oct-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 07.00 47 331
02-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 09.25 37 67 Mitte
05-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 10.20 66 734
06-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7   11.55 66 732 Wassernahne
11-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   13.45 66 871 Bodennahe
11-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1   13.50 66 533 Bodennahe
12-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 800m 08.51 66 671
12-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.47 66 64 Mitte
13-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 600m 05.43 66 562
13-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1   05.47 66 642 Wassernahe
14-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1   09.15 66 732 Wassernahne
14-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   13.50 66 531 Bodennahne
15-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 06.15 66 643
19-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1   06.30 66 821 Wassernahne
20-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9   06.40 66 623 Wassernahne
21-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 07.00 66 712
21-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 800m 07.05 66 814
27-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 09.48 47 771
27-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 800m 14.40 66 732
29-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14.21 66 734
30-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 06.10 66 792
30-Nov-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 100m 13.45 66 733
01-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 500m 11.47 SW Taman (Krasnodar)
02-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 06.39 SW Kap Yakyl
02-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 06.48 O Feodosyia
02-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 06.55 S Kap Yakyl
05-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 07.32 West of Taman
05-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   10.23 Ort Kossa-Tusla Bodennahe
05-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 2500m 07.25 S Kossa-Tusla
05-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   13.55 SW Kossla Tusla Wassernahe
08-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 07.58 N Katerles
09-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1   11.15 N Taman Wassernahe
11-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 5500m 11.37 E Maisk
17-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  06.43 SE Starolitarovskaya Bodenne
27-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 12.04 66 642
28-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 R-5   07.16 NW Mayak Bodennahe
29-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 A-20 Boston III   10.05 SW Mayak Bodennahe
29-Dec-43 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 800m 07.12 West of Malikut
11-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   11.27 66532 Wassernahe
17-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3 200m 06.46 66 641
21-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 11.53 66 593
23-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 12.08 66643
23-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 300m 07.08 66643
24-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 400m 06.30 66 564
25-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 100m 12.27 66 641
25-Jan-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 A-20 Boston 800m 12.40 66 674
01-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3   09.33 56 492 Wassernahe
01-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-3   09.25 56 492 Wassernahe
07-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 07.19 47 763
07-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 07.27 88 352
08-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 R-5   14.32 37 862 Bodennahe
08-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   14.22 47 744 Bodennahe
09-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Pe-2 5300m 15.58 46 634
09-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 JG52 14.40 + 476 123 at 1.400 m.
10-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   12.12 46 142 Bodennahne
10-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 4500m 08.16 46 123
11-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7   07.02 40 191 Bodennahe
11-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 09.25 46 181
15-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 10.47 35 472
17-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 15.49 35 451
19-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 6000m 14.21 35 334
19-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 17.05 35 472
22-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 A-20 Boston III 200m 09.40 35 714
27-Apr-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 10.50 35 621
03-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 3500m 18.35 3541 Mitte
04-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 09.10 35 413
04-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7   06.44 36 761 Wassernahe
05-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 14.04 35 412
05-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 10.38 35 612
05-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7   10.50 35 651 Wassernahe
06-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 07.30 35 441
06-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 U-2   07.40 35 441 Wassernahe
07-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 5000m 08.49 35 474
07-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 09.40 35 472
07-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 100m 09.45 35 477
30-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 16.01 78 821
30-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 16.04 78 821
31-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   14.32 78 812 Bodenahne
31-May-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Pe-2 600m 08.09 78 661
04-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 18.56 78 672
05-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 07.58 78 594
05-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 A-20 Boston III 800m 11.45 78 584
05-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 300m 08.01 78 594
05-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 11.35 78 673
11-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 B-17   09.45 Tateroi
24-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 B-24   09.45 Stefanesti
27-Jun-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 10.34 07 372
14-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 07.55 41 686
15-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 300m 15.20 41 476
16-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 300m 13.23 41 675
16-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 100m 13.27 41 673
18-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 200m 15.12 42 586
18-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 300m 18.12 41 867
19-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 16.40 42 712
19-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 16.41 42 711
19-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H.   16.45 42 717 Bodennahe
20-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 1500m 11.10 32 833
21-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 06.25 41 878
24-Jul-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 800m 18.41 40 396
14-Aug-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 17.14 11 274
16-Aug-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-1 200m 16.35 11 275
23-Aug-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 17.25 87 859
31-Aug-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 P-51 Mustang 400m 10.20 47 257
17-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-11 3000m 10.38 18 655
21-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5 700m 10.52 07 166
23-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 15.31 08 752
23-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 15.32 08 727
24-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 Low Level 09.22 18 272
27-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 12.17 18 129
27-Oct-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 800m 12.21 18 156
13-Nov-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-3 4000m 12.45 98 639
16-Nov-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-11 1500m 12.39 98 446
17-Nov-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 11.05 98 634
17-Nov-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 11.10 98 498
17-Nov-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-7 600m 13.20 98 426
23-Nov-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 800m 10.40 98 435
05-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9 1500m 10.30 98 411
09-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 15.05 88 784
11-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Pe-2 4500m 14.35 88 779
22-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 IL-2   14.53 Stuhlweissenburg
23-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Jak-9   10.48 Enying
24-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 IL-2   14.25 Seregelyes
25-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Jak-9   12.08 Stuhlweissenburg
25-Dec-44 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Jak-9   12.15 Mor
02-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9   11.45 4km E. Vereb
02-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5   11.15 E. Raum Bodmer
04-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-9   10.41 6km NW Bicske
04-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5   11.12 1km SE Tardos
04-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   08.28 5km SW Tarjan
04-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   08.26 6km S. Tarjan
08-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Boston   14.13 Stuhlweißenburg
08-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Boston   14.18 Stuhlweißenburg
14-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-3   14.36 1km SW Muszla
14-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Yak-3   12.11 2km NW Muszla
16-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5   12.17 3km N. Budaors
22-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 LaGG-5   13.24 Stuhlweißenburg
27-Jan-45 Helmut Lipfert 6./JG52 Il-2mH.   14.45 7km NW Adony
22-Feb-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-3   16.25 Bina
22-Feb-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 LaGG-5   14.00 Bart
25-Feb-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-9   10.53 Zvolen
08-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Il-2   14.10 Sapolce
11-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-3   10.35 Suborgarol
11-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-3   14.05 Siofok
13-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-7   10.13 Pakozol
14-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 LaGG-5   10.13 Stuhlweißenburg
14-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Il-2   12.11 Pakozol
17-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Il-2   16.15 Velencze
20-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Il-2   14.41 Stuhlweißenburg
20-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Il-2   15.33 Varpalota
21-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 La-5   11.58 Balaton
21-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-5   15.30 Felstgalla
27-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Il-2   14.18 Neutra
27-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-9   16.55 Neutra
27-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-9   14.15 Neutra
28-Mar-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-3   14.12 Neutra
01-Apr-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 La-7   16.05 Dioszeg
05-Apr-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 La-7   09.45 Gairing
08-Apr-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 La-7   15.54 Hainburg
09-Apr-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 La-7   17.20 Lundenburg
14-Apr-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-9   15.00 Stokerau
16-Apr-45 Helmut Lipfert Stab I./JG53 Yak-9   11.20 Goding

Knights Cross

Lt. Willi Nemitz 'Altvater' born in 11/1/1910 Greifenhagen (Pommern) Score: 81

Units: 5/JG-52 (6/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-52 (repl Denk 2/43), Stfkpt 4/JG-52 (5/43 Russia)

Awards: RK(3/24/43), DK-G(11/16/42), EP(9/7/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft: Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 WNr 14898 'Yellow 3+-' (lost 4/11/43)

Remarks: KIA 11 April, 1943 near Anapa (Caucasus), after aerial combat in 'Yellow 3' with Russian fighters, his AC crashed and buried itself 15 feet into the ground. Channel pilot in 4/JG-52 also. One of the oldest operational fighter pilots. Approximately 500 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 22 June, 1942. Two LaGG-3's on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. A laGG-3 on 29 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 8 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. A P-40 on 26 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 28 November, 1942. An La-5 on 1 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a Boston III on 8 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3's on 11 December, 1942. Two Il-2's on 22 January, 1943. Two LaGG-5's on 5 February, 1943. A DB-3F on 11 March, 1943. Three Il-2's on 17 March, 1943. Three LaGG-3's on 18 March, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 55 aerial victories out of 81 for Willi Nemitz 'Altvater'

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
Monday, June 22, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG   06:40 07 152 Bodennahe
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Willi Nemitz 4./JG52 LaGG 500m 16:02 49 242
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Willi Nemitz 4./JG52 LaGG 2500m 16:03 49 242
Monday, August 24, 1942 Willi Nemitz 4./JG52 LaGG 1000m 17:25 49 233
Thursday, August 27, 1942 Willi Nemitz 4./JG52 LaGG 1000m 10:10 49 231
Saturday, August 29, 1942 Willi Nemitz 4./JG52 LaGG 2000m 06:08 49 213
Monday, August 31, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 10:50 49 282
Monday, August 31, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 17:20 59 454
Tuesday, September 01, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG 2000m 16:45 75 272
Tuesday, September 08, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 14:48 54 513
Thursday, October 29, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG 1500m 15:50 94 152
Thursday, November 26, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 200m 12:00 49 271
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG Low Level 09:20 49 294
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
2500m 12:45 49 321
Monday, November 30, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG 1000m 08:52 49 443
Tuesday, December 01, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 La-5 2000m 07:23 39 384
Tuesday, December 08, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 10:50 10 824
Tuesday, December 08, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 A-20 Boston III 500m 12:10 30 574
Friday, December 11, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 09:22 39 511
Friday, December 11, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG 2000m 09:28 29 632
Thursday, December 17, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 La-5 1500m 11:18 38 241
Friday, December 18, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 La-5 1500m 09:16 49 722
Friday, December 18, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1500m 09:22 49 753
Saturday, December 19, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG 1500m 14:08 5km SE Dubowyj-Selo
Tuesday, December 22, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 La-5 2000m 13:18 39 863
Tuesday, December 22, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 La-5 1000m 13:25 49 713
Monday, December 28, 1942 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 La-5 1000m 12:48 49 473
Friday, January 22, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 10:15 08 742
Friday, January 22, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 10:22 08 761
Saturday, January 30, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 08:54 08 813
Tuesday, February 02, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 11:13 1854
Tuesday, February 02, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-5   14:50 08 692 Bodennahe
Friday, February 05, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 10:30 08 841
Friday, February 05, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-5 50m 10:40 08 672
Friday, February 12, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 13:10 86 483
Monday, February 22, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 06:10 85 371
Thursday, February 25, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 I-153 1500m 08:35 75 261
Friday, March 05, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 A-20 Boston 2000m 09:40 86 334
Friday, March 05, 1943 Willi Nemitz 5./JG52 I-153 100m 14:02 75 431
Tuesday, March 09, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Pe-2 3000m 08:07 75 194
Thursday, March 11, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 DB-3F 4000m 08:13 65 214
Friday, March 12, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 I-16 Rata 500m 10:19 76 981
Sunday, March 14, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 A-20 Boston 3000m 06:54 76 754
Sunday, March 14, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 A-20 Boston 3500m 06:40 76 773
Tuesday, March 16, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 14:20 76 582
Wednesday, March 17, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 09:02 76 881
Wednesday, March 17, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 09:06 75 261
Wednesday, March 17, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09:10 75 251
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 LaGG-3 3500m 09:45 86 561
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 09:55 86 584
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 09:58 86 593
Friday, March 19, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09:05 86 591
Saturday, March 20, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 LaGG-3 5000m 09:17 86 513
Monday, March 29, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Il-5 100m 12:40 66 653
Friday, April 09, 1943 Willi Nemitz 6./JG52 Pe-2 8000m 09:43 76 833

Knights Cross

Heinz 'Wimmersal' Sachsenberg
Leutnant

Heinz "Wimmersal" Sachsenberg was born on 12 July 1922 at Dessau in Sachsen-Anhalt. His uncle, Gotthard Sachsenberg, was a fighter pilot in World War 1 recording 31 victories and receiving the Pour-le-Merite. Following flying training, Sachsenberg was posted to JG52, based in the southern sector of the Eastern Front, in the autumn of 1942. Feldwebel Sachsenberg was assigned to 6./JG52. He achieved his first victory on 21 April 1943, when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. By the end of the 1943, he had 52 confirmed victories, including four victories on 26 July to record his 18th through 21st victories, and a further four on 4 August (23-26). In January 1944, Sachsenberg's Bf 109 G-6 "Yellow 8" was badly damaged by a Russian fighter and he had to crash-land back at his airfield. He just managed to scramble clear of his machine before it exploded. He was recommended for the award of the Ritterkreuz at the end of March after 76 victories but was destined not to receive the award until he had achieved 101 victories. On 7 May, he shot down six Russian aircraft (77-82). He recorded five victories on 8 June (97-101). On 9 June 1944 Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel Sachsenberg was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 101 victories. On 23 August 1944, he was shot down in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 166233) "Yellow 1" and badly injured over Romania by USAAF P-51 fighters. On 3 March 1945, he had raised his victory total to 103 victories when he shot down P-51 over Hungary. On 16 April Sachsenberg shot down a P-39 for his 104th and last victory.

Four members of Platzschutzstaffel - from left to right: Lt. Karl-Heinz Hofmann, Hptm. Klaus Faber (2 v.), Lt. Heinz Sachsenberg and Hptm. Waldemar Wubke (15~ v.). Photo was taken at Ainring on 1 May 1945.

Later, Sachsenberg transferred to JG7 to fly Me 262 jet fighters. Here, he briefly led 9./JG7 before joining JV 44 in April 1945. Sachsenberg was tasked with setting up a Platzschutzstaffel, flying Fw 190 D-9 fighters, to protect the Me 262s during their most vulnerable phases - take-off and landing. The unit was variously known as the Sachsenberg-Schwarm or the Papagei Staffel. Sachsenberg died of complications from the wounds he received during the war on 17 June 1951.

'Wimmersal' Sachsenberg flew 520 missions in recording 104 aerial victories. All but one of his victories were recorded on the Eastern Front.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 21.4.1943 11:10 Il-5 6./JG52 75 451: 1.000m [SW Novorossisk]
2 8.5.1943 7:18 P-39 6./JG52 85 142: at 3.000m [2km W Abinskaja]
3 15.5.1943 9:50 P-40 6./JG52 85 141: at 3.500m [7km S Krimskaya]
4 25.5.1943 10:04 Yak-1 6./JG52 65 462 [E Kubardinka]
5 26.5.1943 15:55 Il-5 6./JG52 76 852: at 800m
6 27.5.1943 11:50 Il-5 6./JG52 65 241: at 200m
7 29.5.1943 18:18 Il-5 6./JG52 75 231
8 29.5.1943 18:18 Il-5 6./JG52 76 892
9 5.6.1943 11:32 Yak-1 6./JG52 85 114: at 1.200m
10 5.6.1943 11:34 Yak-1 6./JG52 85 112: at 900m
11 6.6.1943 7:35 LaGG-5 6./JG52 76 894: at 2.800m
12 6.6.1943 7:36 LaGG-5 6./JG52 76 894L at 2.800m
13 8.6.1943 9:27 Yak-1 6./JG52 76 862
14 11.6.1943 10:19 Yak-1 6./JG52 76 684: at 400m
15 13.6.1943 10:37 LaGG-5 6./JG52 85 144: at 3.000m
16 20.7.1943 15:05 P-39 6./JG52 75 452: at 4.000m
17 22.7.1943 8:15 P-39 6./JG52 76 892: at 300m
18 26.7.1943 6:10 Yak-1 6./JG52 75 363
19 26.7.1943 6:20 Il-5 6./JG52 65 293
20 26.7.1943 10:25 Yak-1 6./JG52 76 882: at 400m
21 26.7.1943 18:20 Yak-1 6./JG52 75 262: at 1.000m
22 30.7.1943 6:25 Yak-1 6./JG52 75 234: at 600m
23 4.8.1943 11:12 Yak-1 6./JG52 61 383 at 1.000m
24 4.8.1943 13:40 LaGG-5 6./JG52 61 363 at 1.000m
25 4.8.1943 13:47 LaGG-5 6./JG52 61 271 at 400m
26 4.8.1943 16:00 R-5 6./JG52 61 292
27 6.8.1943 10:50 Yak-1 6./JG52 61 394 at 800m
28 6.8.1943 10:54 Il-2 6./JG52 61 363 at 300m
29 7.8.1943 18:30 LaGG-5 6./JG52 60 832 at 600m
30 8.8.1943 18:22 Boston III 6./JG52 60 744 at 5.500m
31 10.8.1943 13:34 LaGG-5 6./JG52 71 771: at 800m
32 12.8.1943 5:35 Yak-1 6./JG52 41 684: at 2.000m
33 12.8.1943 10:50 Yak-1 6./JG52 51 513: at 1.000m
34 12.8.1943 10:53 Yak-1 6./JG52 51 373: at 100m
35 17.8.1943 6:56 Il-2 6./JG52 41 464: at 1.000m
36 17.8.1943 9:40 Il-2 6./JG52 51 371: at 500m
37 19.8.1943 16:05 Yak-1 6./JG52 51 593: at 2.000m
38 21.8.1943 18:18 LaGG-5 6./JG52 51 593: at 4.500m
39 19.11.1943 14:29 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 64 Mitte: at 6.000m
40 20.11.1943 10:17 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 677: at 2.500m
41 21.11.1943 9:48 P-39 6./JG52 66 611: at 5.000m
42 25.11.1943 8:59 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 643: at 6.000m
43 26.11.1943 13:59 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 5632: at 2.500m
44 28.11.1943 7:10 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 85 Mitte: at 500m
45 4.12.1943 11:56 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 673
46 5.12.1943 7:15 Yak-1 6./JG52 W Taman: at 200m
47 5.12.1943 12:30 P-39 6./JG52 S Kossa-Tusla: at 3.000m
48 6.12.1943 10:35 MiG-3 6./JG52 SW Taman
49 7.12.1943 14:50 P-39 6./JG52 W Taman
50 7.12.1943 14:55 P-39 6./JG52 NW Taman
51 31.12.1943 14:18 Il-2 6./JG52 66 522: at 1.000m
52 31.12.1943 15:20 P-39 6./JG52 66 521: at 500m
53 3.1.1944 11:15 Yak-7 6./JG52 66 644 at 4.000m [Bagerovo/Krim]
54 17.1.1944 9:04 P-39 6./JG52 66 641 at 6.500m
55 17.1.1944 11:37 P-39 6./JG52 66 564 at 3.500m
56 17.1.1944 14:40 Yak-7 6./JG52 66 613
57 18.1.1944 9:32 Yak-7 6./JG52 66 641 at 5.000m
58 22.1.1944 13:28 P-39 6./JG52 66544 at 500m
59 22.1.1944 13:40 Yak-7 6./JG52 66532 at 1.000m
60 23.1.1944 7:25 P-39 6./JG52 66613 at 4.000m
61 24.1.1944 7:10 Yak-1 6./JG52 66 643 at 200m
62 24.1.1944 12:48 Yak-1 6./JG52 66594 at 200m
63 7.2.1944 11:05 Yak-7 6./JG52 66 643 at 4.000m
64 7.2.1944 13:43 Yak-9 6./JG52 66 532 at 2.000m
65 12.2.1944 8:36 Yak-9 6./JG52 66 641
66 15.2.1944 8:37 P-39 6./JG52 66 641 at 4.000m
67 11.3.1944 11:50 Yak-7 6./JG52 46 343: at 4.500m
68 11.3.1944 15:00 Yak-7 6./JG52 37 854: at 4.000m
69 13.3.1944 8:37 Yak-7 6./JG52 56 794: at 2.000m
70 13.3.1944 8:42 Il-2 6./JG52 56 873
71 16.3.1944 14:15 Yak-9 6./JG52 47 773: at 6.000m
72 17.3.1944 10:05 Yak-7 6./JG52 46 352
73 17.3.1944 13:38 Yak-7 6./JG52 47 773 at 500m
74 18.3.1944 16:50 Yak-7 6./JG52 36 283
75 22.3.1944 10:40 LaGG-3 6./JG52 66 538: at 2.000m
76 22.3.1944 10:45 Yak-7 6./JG52 66 641: at 1.000m
77 7.5.1944 8:34 Yak-1 6./JG52 35 611: at 4.500m
78 7.5.1944 10:35 Yak-7 6./JG52 35 474: at 2.000m
79 7.5.1944 14:25 Il-2 6./JG52 35 612: at 300m
80 7.5.1944 14:40 Yak-7 6./JG52 35 453: at 1.500m
81 7.5.1944 18:05 P-39 6./JG52 35 612: at 3.000m
82 7.5.1944 18:25 Yak-7 6./JG52 35 443: at 2.000m
83 8.5.1944 15:40 Yak-7 6./JG52 35 472: at 2.000m
84 9.5.1944 11:35 Il-2 6./JG52 35 611: at 800m
85 9.5.1944 11:38 Yak-7 6./JG52 35 472: at 2.000m
86 9.5.1944 11:43 Yak-7 6./JG52 35 473: at 1.500m
87 30.5.1944 11:42 P-39 6./JG52 78 623: at 3.000m
88 30.5.1944 17:27 P-39 6./JG52 78 672: at 2.500m
89 31.5.1944 8:45 P-39 6./JG52 78 812: at 1.000m
90 31.5.1944 12:19 P-39 6./JG52 7864 Mitte: at 3.000m
91 31.5.1944 16:40 Yak-1 6./JG52 78 643: at 1.000m
92 31.5.1944 16:44 P-39 6./JG52 78 642: at 1.600m
93 2.6.1944 8:55 Pe-2 6./JG52 78 683: at 3.000m
94 2.6.1944 14:47 Yak-7 6./JG52 78 563: at 1.500m
95 2.6.1944 16:05 P-39 6./JG52 78 564: at 5.000m
96 6.6.1944 8:04 Pe-2 6./JG52 78 652: at 6.000m
97 8.6.1944 10:30 LaGG-5 6./JG52 78 551: at 4.000m
98 8.6.1944 10:36 LaGG-5 6./JG52 78 552: at 3.500m
99 8.6.1944 13:13 P-39 6./JG52 78 562: at 6.000m
100 8.6.1944 13:14 P-39 6./JG52 78 141: at 6.000m
101 8.6.1944 19:22 Il-2 6./JG52 78 592: at 300m
102 22.8.1944 13:25 Boston 6./JG52 97 573: at 5.000m
103 3.3.1945   P-51 6./JG52 Hungary
104 16.4.1945   P-39 6./JG52  

Victories: 104
Awards: Ehrenpokal (2 October 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1943)
Ritterkreuz (9 June 1944)
Units: JG52, JG7, JV 44
Web Reference: http://www.luftwaffe.cz/sachsenberg.html

Asisbiz database list of 104 aerial victories for Heinz Sachsenberg

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
21-Apr-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-5 1000m 11.10 75 451 (SW Novorossisk)
08-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 07.18 85 142 (2km W Abinskaja)
15-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 09.50 85 141 (7km S Krimskaya)
25-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 10.04 65 462 (E Kubardinka)
26-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-5 800m 15.55 76 852
27-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-5 200m 11.50 65 241
29-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 18.18 75 231
29-May-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 18.18 76 892
05-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 11.32 85 114
05-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 900m 11.34 85 112
06-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2800m 07.35 76 894
06-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 2800m 07.36 76 894L
08-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 09.27 76 862
11-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 400m 10.19 76 684
13-Jun-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 10.37 85 144
20-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 15.05 75 452
22-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 300m 08.15 76 892
26-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 06.10 75 363
26-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-5 Low Level 06.20 65 293
26-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 400m 10.25 76 882
26-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 18.20 75 262
30-Jul-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 600m 06.25 75 234
04-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 R-5 Low Level 16.00 61 292
04-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 11.12 61 383
04-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 1000m 13.40 61 363
04-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 400m 13.47 61 271
06-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.54 61 363
06-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 800m 10.50 61 394
07-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 600m 18.30 60 832
08-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 A-20 Boston III 5500m 18.22 60 744
10-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 800m 13.34 71 771
12-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 05.35 41 684
12-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 10.50 51 513
12-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 100m 10.53 51 373
17-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 06.56 41 464
17-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 09.40 51 371
19-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 16.05 51 593
21-Aug-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 4500m 18.18 51 593
19-Nov-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 6000m 14.29 66 64 Mitte
20-Nov-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 10.17 66 677
21-Nov-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 09.48 66 611
25-Nov-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 6000m 08.59 66 643
26-Nov-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 13.59 66 5632
28-Nov-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 500m 07.10 66 85 Mitte
04-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1   11.56 66 673
05-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 200m 07.15 West of Taman
05-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 12.30 S Kossa-Tusla
06-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 MiG-3   10.35 SW Taman Bodennahe
07-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   14.50 West of Taman Wassernahe
07-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   14.55 NW Taman Wassernahe
31-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1000m 14.18 66 522
31-Dec-43 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 15.20 66 521
03-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 11.15 66 644 (Bagerovo/Krim)
17-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6500m 09.04 66 641
17-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 11.37 66 564
17-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7   14.40 66 613 Wasser
18-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 5000m 09.32 66 641
22-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 500m 13.28 66544
22-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 13.40 66532
23-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 07.25 66613
24-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 200m 07.10 66 643
24-Jan-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 200m 12.48 66594
07-Feb-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 11.05 66 643
07-Feb-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 13.43 66 532
12-Feb-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-9   08.36 66 641 Boden-nahe
15-Feb-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 08.37 66 641
11-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 15.00 37 854
11-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 4500m 11.50 46 343
13-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 08.37 56 794
13-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  08.42 56 873 Wassernahe
16-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-9 6000m 14.15 47 773
17-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7   10.05 46 352 Bodennahe
17-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 500m 13.38 47 773
18-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7   16.50 36 283 Bodennahe
22-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 10.40 66 538
22-Mar-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 10.45 66 641
07-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 10.35 35 474
07-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 18.25 35 443
07-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 18.05 35 612
07-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 14.40 35 453
07-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 4500m 08.34 35 611
07-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.25 35 612
08-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 15.40 35 472
09-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 11.35 35 611
09-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 11.38 35 472
09-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 11.43 35 473
30-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 17.27 78 672
30-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 11.42 78 623
31-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 16.40 78 643
31-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1600m 16.44 78 642
31-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 08.45 78 812
31-May-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 12.19 7864 Mitte
02-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 14.47 78 563
02-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 16.05 78 564
02-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Pe-2 3000m 08.55 78 683
06-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Pe-2 6000m 08.04 78 652
08-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 4000m 10.30 78 551
08-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 LaGG-5 3500m 10.36 78 552
08-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6000m 13.13 78 562
08-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6000m 13.14 78 141
08-Jun-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 19.22 78 592
22-Aug-44 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 A-20 Boston 5000m 13.25 97 573
03-Mar-45 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-51 Mustang      
16-Mar-45 Heinz Sachsenberg 6./JG52 P-39 Aircobra      

Knights Cross

Leutnant Walter Wolfrum

Units: 5/JG-52 (2/43), Stafkpt 1/JG-52, Kdr I/JG-52(5/44)

Awards: RK(7/27/44), DK-G(5/18/44), EP(4/20/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6 WNr 411777 'Black 15' (lost 4/15/44) in 5/JG-52, Bf 109G-6 WNr 163631 'White 6' (lost 7/16/44; WIA-combat w/P-39)

Remarks: Plus 40 Unconfirmed. 423 missions. Shot down three times and wounded twice before his first victory. All victories in the East. His first victory, a Yak-1 at Anapa on 25 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 28 May, 1943. A MiG-1 on 21 July, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 21 October, 1943. Two LaGG-5's and a Yak-7 on 22 October, 1943. Two LaGG-3's, a Boston III, and three Il-2's on 19 March, 1944. Two Yak-7's on 12 April, 1944. Two Yak-1's, two Yak-9's and a LaGG-5 on 20 May, 1944. One of the most successful younger pilots. Several 10 & 11 victories on a given day. One such day, 30 May, 1944 downing nine P-39's a LaGG-5 and a Yak-9. Six P-39's on 31 May, 1944. Four Yak-9's on 7 July, 1944. WIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Il-2's belly landing at Khersonyes S.U.; the AC burned. Seroiusly wounded a fourth time on 16 July 1944, and did not return to the front until February, 1945. His last two victories, 136 & 137, both Yak-9's on 16 April, 1945. Despite 12 crash landings, he survived the war.

'Black Fifteen' Bf 109G-6, flown by Leutnant Walter Wolfrum, 5./JG52, Gramatikovo, March 1944. Shorn of unit badges, many fighters were given individual names instead. Walter Wolfrum chose to christen his machine Quex, possibly after the accident-prone pilot who was the hero of a popular film series of the time. But perhaps Wolfrum was tempting fate. This particular 'Black 15' (Wk-Nr 411777) was destroyed in a crash-landing after tangling with Sturmoviks over the Crimea in April 1944. And in July Wolfrum himself was so severely wounded that he was off operations for six months.

One of the outstanding young fighters, beginning his carrier in 1943, Walter Wolfrum joined the 5th/JG52 operating on the East front in January 1943. Despite being enormously active in the battles he remained unsuccessful for longer period of time. However, at last, he achieved his first victory on the 25th of May when fighting with the 62nd squadron as well as on the 21st of July with the 132nd squadron.

His 20th successful mission came in on the 11th of July and since then he went on with successful downing of the enemy aircraft during 1944. In May when he downed 28 Soviet planes, Walter Wolfrum was appointed a commander of the 1st/JG52 and subsequently on the 1st of June he celebrated his 100th shot down. Unfortunately he himself was downed after shooting 28 Soviet planes down and was seriously injured. He managed to return in February 1945. At the end of the War, he was fortunate to be released after being captured by the Red Army.

In total, he participated in 424 combat flights with 137 victories on the East front. Out of these, he downed 119 fighter aircrafts and 16 IL-2's. As 40 shot downs have no witnesses they couldn't be included. He was injured four times altogether and force landed with his aircraft shot through. After the war, he became one of the most extraordinary air-acrobat in former West Germany.

He downed a total of 137 aircrafts.
Asisbiz Database of 127 aerial victories for Walter Wolfrum

Date Name Unit A/c Type Height Time Comments
25-May-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 11.16 76 891 (Anapa)
28-May-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 11.16 76 891
21-Jul-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 MiG-1 500m 05.16 88 432
22-Jul-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 04.20 88 253
24-Jul-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 08.04 88 432
25-Jul-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 11.20 88 262
02-Aug-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 11.44 88 261
08-Aug-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 09.37 7km O Kijewskoye
24-Aug-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 05.25 75 494
05-Sep-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-9 800m 13.40 60 354
06-Sep-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 17.35 50 262
09-Sep-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 2200m 06.28 51 872 (N Walki)
21-Oct-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 09.50 10 121
21-Oct-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-5 3500m 14.45 11 784
22-Oct-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 09.19 10 134
22-Oct-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1800m 09.30 10 124
22-Oct-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 09.20 10 133
03-Nov-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1   14.32 01 332
06-Nov-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 4000m 09.22 01 564
06-Dec-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 09.29 SE Eltigen
11-Dec-43 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 12.11 E Kerch
07-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 14.15 66 642
10-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 11.54 66 592
12-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 900m 09.06 66 642
12-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 14.19 66 594
13-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 13.03 66 641
13-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 12.45 66 613
14-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 08.08 66 641
14-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 08.13 66 643
14-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 11.27 66 643
15-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 06.57 66 811
28-Feb-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 14.20 66 564
02-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 10.26 66 811
02-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 10.33 66 732
11-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 3000m 12.13 66 543
11-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 12.25 66 672
14-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 07.27 47 731
16-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3500m 15.31 97 694
17-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 06.09 47 772
19-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.58 36 572 Bodennahe
19-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  14.54 36 712 Bodennahe
19-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 14.50 26 833
19-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 A-20 Boston III 800m 10.58 26 281
19-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG-3 3500m 07.28 66 812
19-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG 3000m 07.31 66 674
22-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 1800m 10.45 66 642
22-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 13.59 66 642
22-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 600m 10.39 66 641
26-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 09.16 47 773
26-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-9 3500m 14.02 47 784
26-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 15.47 47 741
26-Mar-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-1 1800m 16.06 47 741
01-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 2500m 14.50 65 163
01-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 800m 14.57 65 872
08-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12.31 46 112
08-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 16.29 46 112
09-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 800m 14.12 46 152
09-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1000m 16.40 46 112
09-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 07.23 47 774
09-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1200m 07.02 37 833
10-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 17.50 46 114
11-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 2500m 15.02 46 172
11-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1200m 10.56 46 324
12-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 3000m 16.36 46 514
12-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 16.38 46 574
13-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 11.08 46 742
14-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Yak-7 1500m 15.37 35 422
15-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 06.40 35 472
15-Apr-44 Walter Wolfrum 5./JG52 LaGG 400m 06.41 35 611
16-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1200m 18.10 91 785
17-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 500m 13.15 97 123
17-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1200m 18.30 98 788
18-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2200m 14.52 98 727
20-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 1000m 17.16 98 752
20-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 14.47 98 722
20-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 14.50 98 724
20-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2200m 14.52 98 727
20-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1800m 16.55 98 757
22-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 10.37 98 425
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 06.30 78 678
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 09.33 78 685
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 09.47 78 656
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 11.17 78 684
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.09 78 679
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.13 78 823
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 14.20 78 813
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 16.07 78 676
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 16.20 78 824
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.07 78 643
30-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 2200m 04.20 78 811
31-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 16.12 78 533
31-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 19.07 78 617
31-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 18.53 78 643
31-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 13.18 78 648
31-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 12.19 78 649
31-May-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5800m 13.26 78 647
01-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2000m 11.43 78 687
01-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1800m 11.47 78 824
01-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 14.14 78 654
01-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 14.20 78 654
04-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 15.07 78 622
04-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 16.35 78 592
16-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 19.00 TO-35
16-Jun-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 18.15 TO-35
07-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 10.14 42 694
07-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 3000m 16.50 42 687
07-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2500m 16.54 42 812
07-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 3500m 16.55 42 813
14-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1500m 14.37 50 393
14-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 17.29 50 474
14-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 09.34 41 622
15-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 17.02 41 627
15-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2700m 16.55 41 643
15-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 2200m 17.14 41 447
15-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 10.53 41 624
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1500m 09.15 50 176
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 15.52 40 282
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 3000m 15.40 50 173
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 12.30 50 368
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 12.27 50 368
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 3500m 12.15 50 362
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1200m 09.07 50 315
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1200m 07.14 41 645
16-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 LaGG-5 3000m 12.25 50 369
17-Jul-44 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Yak-9 1500m 07.09 41 642
16-Apr-45 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Jak-9      
16-Apr-45 Walter Wolfrum 1./JG52 Jak-9      

Luftwaffe Badge

Herbert Meissler

Units: 7./JG-52

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

Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-4/R6 WNr 14997 'White 2' 'KJ+GU'

Remarks: POW 28 May, 1943. Shot down by Capt. P.T. Tanasov, 812th IAP, and crash landed behind Russian lines in this AC, sometimes used by Erich Hartmann.

Asisbiz database no known list of aerial victories for Herbert Meissler

Knights-Cross

Günther Rall

The son of a merchant, Günther Rall was born in Gaggenau on 10 March, 1918. He entered military service as an Fähnrich in the Army in 1936. The following year, he entered the War Collage at Dresden where he was influenced to transfer to the Luftwaffe. He qualified as a fighter pilot in 1938, and was sent to JG52 which at the time was based near Stuttgart. He saw his first combat during the Battle of France, and it was during this particular campaign that he began his personal victory score when on 18 May he shot down a Curtiss Hawk 75A from GC II/5, piloted by Czech pilot Sgt.Chef Otto Hanzlicek (which saved his live with chute). Shortly afterward, his unit was transfered to Calais to take part in the Battle of Britain. Shortly after beginning operations, he was given command of 8./JG52 on 25th July and on 1st August he was promoted to Oberleutnant. By October, though, the Staffel had been withdrawn from combat operations in order to rebuild the losses suffered. After being brought back up to strength, the unit was sent to Rumania to defend the oil refinaries and bridges over the Danube during the German occupation of that country in the spring of 1941. In late May 8./JG52 took part in Operation Merkur, the airborne assault on Crete, providing support for the German parachute and mountain troops.

By this time Germany and the Soviet Union were at war and so once the Creten operation was over 8./JG52 was hurried back to Rumania, where Russian bombers were attacking the refinaries. In five days Rall and his men destroyed some 50 Soviet bombers and were next sent to the southern sector of the Eastern Front. Here, however, Rall suffered a severe setback - after destroying his 36th enemy aircraft he himself was shot down by an I-16 and in the resulting belly-landing in a gully he broke his back in three places. He was paralyzed for a long time on the right side and the right leg. It was not until August 1942 that he was back in action, but in the first three months after returning to oparational duty he raised his score to over 100 victories, being awarded by Hitler on November 26th the Oak Leaves. In April of 1943 he was promoted to Hauptmann and given command of III./JG52 on 6th July. He scored his 200th victory on 29th August 1943 during his 555th mission, and on 12th September 1943, the Führer awarded him the Swords to his Knight's Cross. In October 1943 alone, he downed over 40 Soviet planes.

In the spring (19th April) of 1944 Rall took over command as the Gruppenkommadeur of II./JG11 which was at the time on Home Defense (Reichsverteidigung) duties against the 8th Air Force. On 12th May while flying Bf 109 G-5 'Schwarz << +', W.Nr.110089, of Stab II./JG11, he nearly succeeded in downing the commander of the famed 56th FG, Lt Col Hubert Zemke (17 3/4 v., POW 30/10/44), and did succeed in destroying two Thunderbolts of this unit. However, he himself was attacked by another pair of P-47s from this same unit and was shot down and forced to bail out over Frankfurt / Main, in the process having his left thumb shot off. In the operating room he suffered a severe infection that kept him hospitalized until November. His last command was JG300 oparting out of Salzburg from 20th February 1945 until the end of the war. There he was taken prisoner by the Americans at the end of the war. He flew a total of 621 missions, and was shot down no less than 8 times, being wounded 3 times during which he shot down a total of 275 enemy aircraft, including 3 on the Western Front to become the third highest scoring fighter pilot in history.

Victories : 275
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Swords
Units : JG52, JG11, JG300
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Asisbiz Database of 240 aerial victories out 275 for Gunther Rall

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
18-May-40 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Curtiss 200m 18.40 S. Metz
02-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 I-153 1000m 09.35 17 791
02-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 MiG-1 1200m 13.10 07 884
03-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 MiG-1 800m 16.17 16 774
04-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1700m 17.47 15 112
06-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 09.45 05 222
06-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 09.49 05 243
06-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2600m 18.06 06 813
06-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 18.09 06 664
08-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 50m 07.36 05 194
10-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 06.09 85 232
13-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 A-20 Boston 2100m 18.17 35 741
13-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 16.11 34 131
15-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 I-16 Rata 900m 10.23 34 463
16-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1200m 10.07 34 134
16-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1300m 10.04 34 134
17-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 I-153 200m 07.23 34 433
18-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1300m 13.17 34 662
18-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 13.19 34 664
19-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 08.17 44 541
23-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 10.28 44 443
23-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 15.09 54 162
25-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 16.17 54 142
27-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 MiG-1 1300m 12.47 44 631
28-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 16.22 54 661
30-Aug-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 17.07 54 342
01-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 200m 15.02 54 511
01-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 09.35 54 533
02-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 15.50 54 611
04-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 MiG-1 800m 13.49 44 442
06-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 09.55 44 621
06-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 10.35 44 471
08-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 12.43 44 472
08-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 I-180 2000m 12.45 44 442
09-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1700m 16.48 44 461
10-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2300m 16.35 44 621
10-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.42 54 512
12-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 50m 13.07 44 441
17-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 900m 10.22 54 371
21-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 MiG-3 1200m 16.22 44 504
22-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 08.34 44 592
22-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
50m 08.36 44 541
25-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1600m 15.39 54 531
28-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.02 44 552
28-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 16.07 44 539
29-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 09.28 44 611
29-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 09.31 44 614
29-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 16.02 44 533
29-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 600m 16.04 44 629
30-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 16.02 44473
30-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.03 44 621
30-Sep-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 800m 16.05 44 694
05-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 12.17 44 672
10-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1100m 12.58 54 672
10-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1600m 13.04 54 642
15-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 200m 13.06 54 374
18-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 13.20 54 511
19-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 I-16 Rata 1300m 13.01 44 581
19-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 I-16 Rata 100m 13.03 44 721
22-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1200m 14.32 44 531
22-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1200m 14.33 44 363
22-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 14.36 44 651
30-Oct-42 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 MiG-1 2200m 10.36 44 742
21-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 07.30 86 512
21-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 4200m 07.43 86 514
24-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 600m 11.42 76 682
24-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 600m 11.43 76 682
26-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.22 85 174
26-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 800m 11.24 85 321
27-Mar-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 14.31 76 833
09-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 08.27 85 161
10-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 6000m 08.33 85 132
12-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG   08.34 86 677 Bodennahe
12-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1800m 08.42 86 673
18-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 06.40 85 371
18-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 06.58 85 377
18-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 14.07 85 193
20-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1200m 06.48 85 351
21-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2000m 06.04 83 372
21-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2500m 07.01 75 414
23-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2000m 07.32 75 492
28-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Spitfire 500m 12.15 75 231
28-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 3500m 12.25 85 113
29-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Spitfire 400m 07.54 85 151
29-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 13.22 85 121
30-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 08.35 85 742
30-Apr-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 08.40 85 114
03-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 07.58 85 144
03-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 4000m 16.10 85 144
03-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2500m 15.58 85 153
03-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2000m 08.26 85 172
03-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.15 85 151
04-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 Spitfire 3800m 12.40 85 143
04-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 12.50 85 151
05-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 12.09 85 113
05-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1500m 10.09 85 141
06-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1800m 08.29 45 264
06-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 B-25 Mitchell 1500m 08.43 45 261
06-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1300m 14.48 75 234
07-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 800m 13.18 75 261
08-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 800m 16.11 75 261
09-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1300m 06.50 75 262
11-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 4000m 06.16 85 144
11-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 3000m 06.24 85 153
21-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 800m 07.34 75 464
23-May-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 4000m 05.52 85 114
07-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.46 62 742
07-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1800m 11.52 61 131
08-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 07.51 62 842
08-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 13.46 62 793
08-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.16 61 221
08-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 800m 18.35 61 132
09-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 07.12 62 872
09-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 15.33 62 791
09-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 15.43 62 871
11-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 09.59 62 812
11-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 17.43 62 843
12-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 16.45 62 762
14-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 19.07 64 363L
15-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.03 64 381
17-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3500m 19.08 54 613
17-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 400m 19.16 64 531
28-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 10.03 54 562
28-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 10.04 54 654
28-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 10.05 54 564
28-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2800m 18.02 64 593
31-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 50m 11.09 54 643
31-Jul-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3500m 17.07 54 672
03-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 14.57 61 192
03-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 18.22 61 363
04-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 10.47 61 352
05-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 11.15 61 331
05-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 11.25 61 413
05-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 300m 07.06 61 362
07-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4000m 10.16 61 394
07-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 18.06 61 523
07-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1300m 18.19 61 533
09-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 16.14 61 823
11-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 18.37 61 531
12-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3500m 10.00 61 514
14-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 10.23 60 152
15-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 11.21 51 762
15-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 11.13 51 821
17-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3500m 07.17 70 791
17-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3500m 10.55 70 842
18-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1000m 08.22 51 851
19-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 11.42 88 244
20-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 15.59 88 291
20-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 09.08 88 254
20-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 09.09 88 252
20-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 15.59 88 291
20-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 16.37 88 283
21-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 07.45 88 293
24-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.51 88 193
24-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG Low Level 14.54 88 191
24-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 300m 15.12 88 282
25-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4000m 15.03 88 412
27-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 10.40 88 352
27-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 15.09 88 271
29-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1800m 08.10 88 462
29-Aug-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.21 88 364
29-Sep-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.22 88 364
29-Sep-43 Gunther Rall 8./JG52 LaGG 1800m 08.10 88 462
01-Oct-43 Gunther Rall 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 14.45 59 791
01-Oct-43 Gunther Rall 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 14.51 58 212
02-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 11.04 58 132
03-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 10.44 58 821
04-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 09.05 58 162
04-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 09.34 58 134
04-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4500m 14.19 58 644
07-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 15.16 39 263
07-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4000m 07.50 49 322
09-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 06.46 49 123
09-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 06.51 49 144
09-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 06.59 39 262
09-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 13.41 58 594
10-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.00 58 241
10-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 07.33 58 272
10-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1800m 15.18 58 811
10-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 07.25 58 161
10-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 15.05 58 672
12-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 07.16 59 783
12-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 10.23 59 784
12-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 14.39 59 794
15-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4500m 07.36 58 182
15-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4200m 08.10 58 144
15-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 5000m 08.20 58 163
20-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 08.16 49 312
20-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 500m 14.57 39 611
21-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1500m 07.21 39 624
21-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 11.10 49 343
22-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 14.08 49 343
22-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 14.20 49 372
22-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 5000m 09.55 39 434
24-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4500m 08.10 58 564
24-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.20 58 534
24-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 15.20 58 562
25-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 14.35 57 114
25-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 14.30 57 154
25-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4000m 14.33 57 151
26-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 10.54 39 642
29-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra   14.51  
29-Oct-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 10.50 39 522
05-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 14.21 49 711
06-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1800m 07.50 66 734
06-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 09.47 48 761
15-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 400m 13.50 39 731
22-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 08.42 58 711
22-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 12.32 SSE Krinitschki
27-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4000m 08.37 Novo-Nikolayevka
27-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 800m 09.03 NW Malaya-Beloserka
27-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1200m 11.26 Pokrovka
28-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 08.27 S Saporoschye
29-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 08.46 S Saporoschye
30-Nov-43 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 10.17 SE Ysofiyevka
26-Feb-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
500m 12.41 19 634
26-Feb-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 14.37 29 522
10-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1000m 11.45 80 392
12-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 600m 08.17 60 631
12-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 600m 08.19 60 632
13-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 12.45 60 631
13-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 4500m 08.40 70 511
13-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3200m 08.42 70 520
15-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 800m 15.42 60 484
15-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3200m 15.51 60 634
17-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab II./JG52 LaGG 1500m 16.20 612 60
19-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.57 60 481
19-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 08.59 60 481
19-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 300m 15.17 60 621
19-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 300m 15.19 60 661
21-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 15.14 60 462
29-Mar-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Pe-2 2500m 11.07 51 723
15-Apr-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 10.26 35 423
15-Apr-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 Yak-7 2000m 10.22 35 423
16-Apr-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 16.10 35 452
16-Apr-44 Gunther Rall Stab III./JG52 LaGG 3000m 16.20 35 421
29-Apr-44 Gunther Rall Stab II./JG11 P-38 Lightning 8000m 11.15 05 Ost S/FU North of Hannover
29-Apr-44 Gunther Rall Stab II./JG11 P-38 Lightning   11.15 05 Ost S/FU (N. Hannover)
12-May-44 Gunther Rall Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt      
12-May-44 Gunther Rall Stab II./JG11 P-47 Thunderbolt      

Knights Cross

Hermann Graf

Hermann Graf was born on 24 October 1912 at Engen in Baden. As the son of a blacksmith, his modest family origins and poor academic achievements barred access to a military career. He completed an apprenticeship as a locksmith but dropped the trade and took a clerical post at the local municipal offices. He remained in the job until the outbreak of the war. Graf had taken up gliding in 1932, and by 1936 had also qualified as a pilot of powered aircraft. He was also an enthusiastic soccer player.

In 1935, Graf applied for flight training with the Luftwaffe. On 2 June 1936, he joined the Fliegerfuhrerschule at Karlsruhe to begin his basic flying training, graduating on 25 September 1936. Graf completed advanced flying training on 31 May 1938. Despite being selected to undergo multi-engine flying training, Graf succeeded in being posted to 2./JG51, a fighter unit equipped with the Bf 109 E-1, with the rank of Unteroffizier on 31 May 1939. On the outbreak of World War 2, Graf was promoted to the rank of Feldwebel. He flew 21 frontier patrols over the Franco-German border without firing his guns in anger.

On 20 January 1940, Graf was transferred as an instructor to Erganzungs-Jagdgruppe Merseburg. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant on 1 May. Graf was transferred to JG52 on 6 October 1940 based at Berlin-Schonwalde. Leutnant Graf was assigned to 9./JG52. On 14 October, Graf relocated to Rumania with the unit and instructed Rumanian pilots under the auspicies of the German military mission. During this period 9./JG52 was redesignated 3./JG28 but was reinstated as 9./JG52 in late December. In late May 1941, a detachment of III./JG52 was transferred to Greece to support the invasion of Crete. Graf flew many ground-attck missions over the island. By early June, the detachment had relocated back to Rumania. On 1 August 1941, Graf accompanied 9./JG52 to the Ukrainian airfield of Biyala Tserkov.

On 4 August, he recorded his first victory when he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter during an escort mission for German Ju 87 Stuka dive-bombers against Kiev. On 27 September, his Bf 109 was damaged by return fire from the Russian DB-3 twin-engine bomber he was attacking. Graf managed to bring his damaged aircraft back across the front line and a safe landing. In October, Graf claimed 12 victories, including two Russian fighters shot down on 3 October to record his ninth and 10th victories. In December he again claimed 12 victories, including three enemy aircraft shot down on 6 December (32-34), a further three shot down on 8 December (35-37) and four on 27 December (38-41). Graf was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 24 January after reaching 45 victories.

On 23 March 1942, following his 50th victory, Graf was appointed Staffelkapitan of 9./JG52. His leadership fostered emerging fighter pilots such as Alfred Grislawski (133 victories, RK-EL), Ernst Suss (68 victories, RK, killed in action 20 December 1943), Leopold Steinbatz (99 victories, RK-S, killed in action 15 June 1942) and Heinrich Fullgrabe (67 victories, RK, killed in action 30 January 1945). Graf, began an incredible run of success when, in three weeks, commencing the last week of April, he shot down 48 Russian aircraft. On 30 April, he claimed six victories (64-69), seven on 2 May (70-76), seven on 8 May (79-86), six on 13 May (91-96) and eight on 14 May (97-104).

On 17 May 1942, Graf was awarded the Eichenlaub for reaching 104 victories. He was seventh Luftwaffe fighter pilot to achieve 100 victories. The Schwerten (Nr 11) followed two days later, on 19 May 1942, for reaching 106 victories. Graf continued his amazing success during the battles over and around Stalingrad. He claimed 32 victories in August, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 13 August (112-115), five Russian fighters shot down on 14 August (116-120) and a further four Russian fighters shot down on 23 August (130-133). Graf claimed an incredible 62 victories in September, including four on 2 September (141-145), another four on 3 September (146-149), four on 21 September (182-185) and 10 on 23 September (188-197). On 26 September he shot down three enemy aircraft to become the first fighter pilot credited with 200 victories. On 16 September 1942, Oberleutnant Graf was awarded the Brillanten: only the fifth recipient. After achieving his 200th victory he was ordered not to fly operationally. During this period, Graf had had his fair share of close shaves.

On 15 September 1942, he had received a cannon hit in the cockpit, on 16 September, he had received 30 hits to his aircraft and on 19 September, his aircraft received hits from ground fire in the wings and, later that day, had half of his rudder shot away. Graf was much feted by the Nazi media. His "star status" was enhanced by his appearances in goal for "die Roten Jager" or Red Hunters, a Luftwaffe soccer team, which was effectively the German national soccer squad. In the first half of 1943, Graf commanded Erganzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost, an advanced fighter pilots' training school, based at Bordeaux in France. On 21 July 1943, Jagdgruppe Sud der ObdL was formed as a high altitude fighter unit to combat RAF Mosquito twin-engine reconnaisance aircraft. On 15 August 1943, the unit was redesignated JG50. Major Graf was tasked with leading JG50, a role he performed until the unit was disbanded in October 1943 and absorbed into I./JG301. Graf was to claim three victories while serving with this unit, including two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers shot down on 6 September (204-205). Oberst Graf was appointed Kommodore of JG11 on 11 November 1943. Over the next four months he would be credited with six victories on Reichsverteidigung operations despite being forbidden to take part in combat missions.

On 29 March 1944, Graf downed one USAAF P-51 Mustang and rammed another. Wounded, he was forced to bale out of his stricken Bf109G-6 (W.Nr 26020) "<+". On 1 October 1944, Oberst Graf was appointed Kommodore of JG52 based on the Eastern front. He led the unit in a constant retreat through East Prussia, Silesia and Bohmen. He surrendered to American forces at Pisek on 8 May 1945. The Americans, however, promptly handed Graf to Russians. Graf was incarcerated by the Soviets, finally being released on 25 December 1949. Graf was to be heavily criticised by his peers for collaborating with his captors during his five years of imprisonment. Graf became a salesman for an electronics manufacturer and rose to become a Branch Manager in Baden and later Head of Sales. He took up flying becoming a member of the Swiss Aeroclub. From 1965, Graf was afflicted with Parkinson's disease and he died on 4 November 1988 in his hometown of Engen.

Herman Graf is credited with 212 victories in over 830 missions. He recorded 202 victories over the Eastern Front. Of his 10 victories recorded over the Western front, six were four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 4.8.1941 6:20 I-16 9./JG52 10km SSE Kiev
2 5.8.1941 6:20 I-16 9./JG52 3km S Kiev
3 11.8.1941 14:35 MiG-3 9./JG52 2km E Kanev
4 30.8.1941 8:40 DB-3 9./JG52 60km NE Dnepropetrovsk
5 6.9.1941 18:23 I-16 9./JG52 25-30km E Kremenchug
6 13.9.1941 10:46 Yak-1 9./JG52 15km NW Perekop
7 24.9.1941 12:10 DB-3 9./JG52 Balakliya
8 27.9.1941 14:22 DB-3 9./JG52 50km W Kharkov
9 3.10.1941 17:00 Yak-1 9./JG52 10km E Kharkov
10 3.10.1941 17:05 I-16 9./JG52 E Kharkov
11 11.10.1941 7:10 SB-2 9./JG52 10km E Lozovaya
12 11.10.1941 7:15 I-153 9./JG52 20km E Lozovaya
13 14.10.1941 16:10 Yak-1 9./JG52 10km N Valki
14 14.10.1941 16:13 Yak-1 9./JG52 15km N Valki
15 24.10.1941 12:50 MiG-3 9./JG52 Boysovka
16 24.10.1941 12:52 MiG-3 9./JG52 Boysovka
17 25.10.1941 15:21 MiG-3 9./JG52 Aibary / Yak-1 of 32IAP, VVS-ChF flown by Michail Avdevyev (17 victories), damaged
18 27.10.1941 15:38 MiG-3 9./JG52 10km S Yushno
19 28.10.1941 10:02 MiG-3 9./JG52 SE Aibary
20 28.10.1941 10:03 R-5 9./JG52 SE Aibary
21 1.11.1941 16:15 MiG-3 9./JG52 N Sevastopol
22 8.11.1941 11:58 MiG-3 9./JG52 S Rostov
23 9.11.1941 14:35 I-16 9./JG52 10km E Shakhty
24 11.11.1941 14:35 MiG-3 9./JG52 N Rovenkiy
25 17.11.1941 14:38 I-16 9./JG52 10km E Rostov
26 20.11.1941 13:52 Su-2 9./JG52 20km NE Agrafenovka
27 23.11.1941 13:36 Il-2  9./JG52 S Rostov
28 29.11.1941 10:21 I-16 9./JG52 10km NNE Rostov
29 29.11.1941 10:27 DB-3 9./JG52 ENE Rostov
30 29.11.1941 13:07 I-16 9./JG52 S Bataysk
31 2.12.1941 12:19 I-16 9./JG52 20km S Taganrog
32 6.12.1941 12:52 Il-2 9./JG52 E Lysogorskaya
33 6.12.1941 14:25 I-16 9./JG52 W Azov
34 6.12.1941 14:32 I-16 9./JG52 E Azov
35 8.12.1941 9:43 I-5 9./JG52 20km E Taganrog
36 8.12.1941 9:44 I-5 9./JG52 25km E Taganrog
37 8.12.1941 9:52 I-16 9./JG52 SW Rabovka
38 27.12.1941 12:01 I-16 9./JG52 30km E Taganrog
39 27.12.1941 12:05 I-16 9./JG52 10km E Asov
40 27.12.1941 14:25 I-16 9./JG52 NE Golodayevka
41 27.12.1941 14:30 SB-2 9./JG52 NE Golodayevka
42 28.12.1941 13:32 Yak-1 9./JG52 20km SW Taganrog
43 7.1.1942 14:50 I-16 9./JG52 Sansnoye
44 7.1.1942 14:55 I-16 9./JG52 Novaya Slobodka
45 8.1.1942 11:25 E/a 9./JG52 E Prilepiy
46 25.1.1942 15:42 I-16 9./JG52 10km E Izyum
47 3.2.1942 9:35 Su-2 9./JG52 Nuvo
48 23.3.1943 13:06 Yak-1 9./JG52 8km SE Gniliza
49 23.3.1942 13:14 Yak-1 9./JG52 3km SE Burluk
50 23.3.1942 17:26 Su-2 9./JG52 E Kotovka
51 25.3.1942 6:25 Yak-1 9./JG52 15km E Staryy Saltov
52 27.3.1942 10:11 Yak-1 9./JG52 15km E Volchansk
53 27.3.1942 17:18 MiG-3 9./JG52 10km NE Burluk
54 28.3.1942 5:53 I-16 9./JG52 3km W Burluk
55 28.3.1942 6:18 Yak-1 9./JG52 3km W Kotovka
56 28.3.1942 17:08 MiG-3 9./JG52 5km E Staryy Saltov
57 28.3.1942 17:41 I-16 9./JG52 Gniliza
58 30.3.1942 12:05 MiG-3 9./JG52 15km W Burluk
59 6.4.1942 6:02 I-16 9./JG52 2km NE Staryy Saltov
60 6.4.1942 6:04 I-16 9./JG52 10km E Staryy Saltov
61 29.4.1942   Yak-1? 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
62 29.4.1942   Yak-1? 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
63 29.4.1942   Yak-1? 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
64 30.4.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
65 30.4.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
66 30.4.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
67 30.4.1942 16:42 E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
28 30.4.1942 16:47 E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
69 30.4.1942 16:50 E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
70 2.5.1942 4:00 I-16 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
71 2.5.1942 4:00 I-16 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
72 2.5.1942 4:00 I-16 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
73 2.5.1942 11:15 I-153 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
74 2.5.1942 11:15 E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
75 2.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
76 2.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
77 3.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
78 5.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
79 8.5.1942   MiG-3 9./JG52 Crimea
80 8.5.1942 10:58 E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
81 8.5.1942 11:02 E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
82 8.5.1942 11:07 E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
83 8.5.1942   I-16 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
84 8.5.1942 13:32 E/a 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
85 8.5.1942 17:28 MiG-3 9./JG52 Crimea
86 9.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
87 9.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Crimea
88 11.5.1942   I-16 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
89 11.5.1942   I-16 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula
90 12.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Zürichtal-Kharkov-Rogan
91 13.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
92 13.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
93 13.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
94 13.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
95 13.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
96 13.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
97 14.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
98 14.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
99 14.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
100 14.5.1942   MiG-3 9./JG52 Staryy Saltov-Kotovka
101 14.5.1942 16:45 MiG-3 9./JG52 Staryy Saltov-Kotovka
102 14.5.1942 16:45 MiG-3 9./JG52 Staryy Saltov-Kotovka
103 14.5.1942 16:45 MiG-3 9./JG52 Staryy Saltov-Kotovka
104 14.5.1942 16:45 MiG-3 9./JG52 Staryy Saltov-Kotovka
105 15.5.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov area
106 20.5.1942 17:37 Pe-3 9./JG52 Kharkov area
107 21.5.1942   MiG-3 9./JG52  
108 23.5.1942 16:28 I-16 9./JG52 Kharkov area
109 30.6.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov-Rogan
110 30.6.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov-Rogan
111 30.6.1942   E/a 9./JG52 Kharkov-Rogan
112 3.8.1942 18:30 Il-2 9./JG52 06 67?
113 5.8.1942 9:37 LaGG-3 9./JG52 06 760
114 12.8.1942 14:32 Yak-1 9./JG52 86 754
115 13.8.1942 15:32 I-16 9./JG52 85 123
116 14.8.1942 10:14 I-16 9./JG52 95 112
117 14.8.1942 10:20 I-16 9./JG52 95 113
118 14.8.1942 13:37 Yak-1 9./JG52 85 263
119 14.8.1942 13:52 Hurricane 9./JG52 85 224
120 14.8.1942 13:57 LaGG-3 9./JG52 85 241
121 15.8.1942 16:41 Yak-1 9./JG52 95 174
122 16.8.1942 16:54 I-16 9./JG52 85 314
123 17.8.1942 11:42 I-153 9./JG52 85 423
124 17.8.1942 15:36 I-153 9./JG52 85 433
125 17.8.1942 15:41 I-153 9./JG52 95 581
126 18.8.1942 16:43 I-153 9./JG52 85 253
127 18.8.1942 16:43 R-5 9./JG52 85 494
128 22.8.1942 13:55 Il-2 9./JG52 30 892
129 22.8.1942 14:03 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 154
130 23.8.1942 7:22 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 413
131 23.8.1942 7:27 I-180 9./JG52 49 194
132 23.8.1942 13:28 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 271
133 23.8.1942 13:31 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 194
134 24.8.1942 9:28 I-180 9./JG52 49 421
135 24.8.1942 9:58 Il-2 9./JG52 49 243
136 25.8.1942 11:51 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 412
137 25.8.1942 17:27 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 412
138 29.8.1942 14:22 LaGG-3 9./JG52 59 173
139 30.8.1942 16:52 P-2 9./JG52 49 613
140 30.8.1942 17:07 Il-2 9./JG52 49 361
141 2.9.1942 9:12 P-40 9./JG52 49 362
142 2.9.1942 9:15 Il-2 9./JG52 49 441
143 2.9.1942 13:32 DB-7 9./JG52 59 143
144 2.9.1942 17:12 P-40 9./JG52 49 413
145 2.9.1942 17:15 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 361
146 3.9.1942 13:48 LaGG-3 9./JG52 40 872
147 3.9.1942 13:51 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 852
148 3.9.1942 17:06 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 471
149 3.9.1942 17:13 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 234
150 4.9.1942 10:12 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 241
151 5.9.1942 16:50 P-40 9./JG52 46 881
152 6.9.1942 13:21 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 163
153 6.9.1942 13:23 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 124
154 6.9.1942 13:27 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 784
155 8.9.1942 11:28 La-5 9./JG52 49 192
156 8.9.1942 11:29 Il-2 9./JG52 49 194
157 8.9.1942 11:35 La-5 9./JG52 49 253
158 9.9.1942 13:21 La-5 9./JG52 49 412
159 9.9.1942 13:34 La-5 9./JG52 49 444
160 9.9.1942 16:46 LaGG-3 9./JG52 44 461
161 10.9.1942 15:24 La-5 9./JG52 49 444 / La-5 of 287 IAD, VVS
162 10.9.1942 15:35 La-5 9./JG52 49 444 / La-5 of 287 IAD, VVS
163 11.9.1942 15:58 Pe-2 9./JG52 40 781 / Pe-2 of 270 BAD, VVS
164 11.9.1942 16:09 P-40 9./JG52 40 884 / P-40 of 731 IAP, VVS
165 12.9.1942 16:47 P-40 9./JG52 49 412
166 12.9.1942 17:13 P-40 9./JG52 49 161
167 14.9.1942 8:00 I-16 9./JG52 49 453
168 14.9.1942 8:04 I-16 9./JG52 49 420
169 14.9.1942 8:09 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 411
170 15.9.1942 6:35 I-16 9./JG52 49 423
171 15.9.1942 6:39 I-153 9./JG52 49 453
172 15.9.1942 7:05 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 272
173 16.9.1942 7:35 Su-2 9./JG52 49 271
174 16.9.1942 7:39 P-40 9./JG52 40 882
175 17.9.1942 8:48 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 782
176 17.9.1942 8:52 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 872
177 17.9.1942 14:36 LaGG-3 9./JG52 59 111
178 18.9.1942 11:37 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 124
179 18.9.1942 11:59 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 121
180 18.9.1942 12:12 Il-2 9./JG52 49 134
181 20.9.1942 8:20 LaGG-3 9./JG52 40 764
182 21.9.1942 11:32 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 151
183 21.9.1942 11:40 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 132
184 21.9.1942 16:25 Il-2 9./JG52 49 412
185 21.9.1942 17:02 Yak-1 9./JG52 10 162
186 22.9.1942 11:20 I-16 9./JG52 49 272
187 22.9.1942 16:45 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 261
188 23.9.1942 10:42 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 274
189 23.9.1942 11:03 Il-2 9./JG52 49 201
190 23.9.1942 11:05 LaGG-3 9./JG52 40 792
191 23.9.1942 11:07 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 764
192 23.9.1942 14:30 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 124
193 23.9.1942 14:31 Su-2 9./JG52 49 138
194 23.9.1942 14:33 Su-2 9./JG52 40 794
195 23.9.1942 16:39 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 782
196 23.9.1942 16:42 Yak-1 9./JG52 40 763
197 23.9.1942 16:55 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 423
198 25.9.1942 14:41 La-5 9./JG52 59 144
199 25.9.1942 14:46 La-5 9./JG52 49 284
200 26.9.1942 8:57 I-153 9./JG52 49 294
201 26.9.1942 16:42 LaGG-3 9./JG52 49 211
202 26.9.1942 16:58 Yak-1 9./JG52 49 451
203 ??.6.1943   Mosquito Stab/JG50 Groningen
204 6.9.1943 10:50 B-17 Stab/JG50 15km NE Stuttgart
205 6.9.1943 11:08 B-17 Stab/JG50 S Schwarzwald
206 1943-44   Viermot Stab/JG11  
207 11.2.1944 11:50 B-17 Stab/JG11 5km S Celle
208 24.2.1944 13:40 B-24 Stab/JG11 Giessen area
209 6.3.1944   B-24 HSS Stab/JG11  
210 8.3.1944   P-51 Stab/JG11 FA-FE
211 29.3.1944   P-51 Stab/JG11 N Hannover
212 29.3.1944   P-51 Stab/JG11 Schwarmstedt area / Rammed

Victories : 212
Awards :
Ehrenpokal (15 December 1941)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (April 1942)
Ritterkreuz (24 January 1942)
Eichenlaub (17 May 1942)
Schwertern (16 September 1942)
Brillanten (16 September 1942)
Units : JG52, JG50, JG11

Asisbiz database list of 100 aerial victories out of 212 for Hermann Graf

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
08-May-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 2500m 10.47 bei Sielschuk
03-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 18.30 0667
05-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 400m 09.37 06 760
12-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 400m 14.32 86 754
13-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 300m 15.32 85 123
14-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Hurricane 1000m 13.52 85 224
14-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 300m 13.57 85 241
14-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 600m 13.37 85 263
14-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 300m 10.20 95 113
14-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 150m 10.14 95 112
15-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 50m 16.41 95 174
16-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 50m 16.54 85 314
17-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-153 400m 11.42 85 423
17-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-153 1500m 15.36 85 433
17-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-153 400m 15.41 95 581
18-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-153 600m 16.43 85 253
18-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 R-5 Low Level 16.43 85 494
22-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
800m 13.55 30 892
22-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 600m 14.03 49 154
23-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 3200m 07.22 49 413
23-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 13.31 49 194
23-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-180 2200m 07.27 49 194
23-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 13.28 49 271
24-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-180 1200m 09.28 49 421
25-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 3500m 11.51 49 412
25-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 17.27 49 412
29-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 14.22 59 173
30-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-2 Low Level 16.52 49 613
30-Aug-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
400m 17.07 49 361
02-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 800m 09.12 49 362
02-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 17.11 49 413
02-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 4200m 17.15 49 361
02-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 09.15 49 441
02-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 DB-7 7000m 13.32 59 143
03-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 3800m 13.48 40 872
03-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 2400m 13.51 40 852
03-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 2200m 17.06 40 471
03-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 400m 17.13 49 234
04-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 10.12 49 241
05-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 16.50 46 881
06-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 Low Level 13.27 40 784
06-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 600m 13.23 49 124
06-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 400m 13.21 49 163
08-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 3000m 11.35 49 253
08-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 11.29 49 194
08-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 600m 11.28 49 192
09-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 16.46 44 461
09-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 1200m 13.34 49 444
09-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 2000m 13.21 49 412
10-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 2500m 15.24 49 444
10-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 2300m 15.35 49 444
11-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-2 2800m 15.58 40 781
11-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 16.09 40 889
12-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 16.47 49 412
12-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 17.13 49 161
14-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 800m 08.00 49 453
14-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 1200m 08.04 49 420
14-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 08.09 49 411
15-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 400m 06.35 49 423
15-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-153 700m 06.39 49 453
15-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1200m 07.05 49 272
16-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Su-2 3000m 07.35 49 271
16-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 07.39 40 882
17-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 3800m 08.48 40 782
17-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 3200m 08.52 40 872
17-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 3800m 14.36 59 111
18-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3   11.37 49 124
18-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3   11.59 49 121
18-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
  12.12 49 134
20-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 4200m 08.20 40 764
21-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 16.25 49 412
21-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 200m 17.02 10 162
21-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 11.40 49 132
21-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 200m 11.32 49 151
22-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 1200m 11.20 49 272
22-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 3200m 16.45 49 261
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 16.42 40 763
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16.55 49 423
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 3200m 16.39 40 782
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Su-2 1200m 14.33 40 794
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Su-2 1500m 14.31 49 138
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 Low Level 11.07 49 764
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1800m 11.05 40 792
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
100m 11.03 49 201
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 2000m 10.42 49 274
23-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 1800m 14.30 49 124
25-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 2200m 14.41 59 144
25-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 La-5 1200m 14.46 49 284
26-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 I-153 800m 08.57 49 294 (Estimate)
26-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2200m 16.42 49 211
26-Sep-42 Hermann Graf 9./JG52 Yak-1 1600m 16.58 49 451
06-Sep-43 Hermann Graf Stab /JGr.50 B-17 Fortress 7000m 10.50 30-50km S Stuttgart
06-Sep-43 Hermann Graf Stab /JGr.50 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.08 S Schwarzwald
10-Feb-44 Hermann Graf Stab /JG11 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.50 FA-7 (SSW Celle)
24-Feb-44 Hermann Graf Stab /JG11 B-24 Liberator 7000m 13.40 05 Ost S/QT Raum Giessen
06-Mar-44 Hermann Graf Stab /JG11 B-24 Liberator Hss      
08-Mar-44 Hermann Graf Stab /JG11 P-51 Mustang      
29-Mar-44 Hermann Graf Stab /JG11 P-51 Mustang      
29-Mar-44 Hermann Graf Stab /JG11 P-51 Mustang      
05-Jun-44 Hermann Graf 7./JG52 Yak-9 800m 10.21 78 561

Knights Cross

Alfred Grislawski

'It was all a gamble...'

ALFRED GRISLAWSKI, JG52

There was no, better officer than Major Hubertus von Bonin. He was a fantastic pilot and a great commander, but he was a poor shot and although he therefore had great difficulty in bringing down enemy aircraft, I have nothing but praise for him. I had already won the Ritterkreuz, awarded on 1 July 1942, when von Bonin was recommended for his. I lent him my decoration and he wore it until his RK arrived at the end of 1942. He promoted me to Oberfeldwebel after I had shot down four Douglas Boston bombers.

On that occasion there were six bombers, escorted by about 20 to 25 fighters, which were attempting to bomb the bridge at, Mostok. My wingman, Edmund Rossmann, said he would keep the fighters busy while I went after the bombers. I dived after them, always keeping an eye open for Russian fighters behind me, but all was clear. I opened fire from a range of about 100 metres, aiming at the left engine of each of the four bombers. Each engine immediately burst into flames and the Russian crews baled out. When I reported the kills to von Bonin, he stated that I would receive a promotion if the kills could be confirmed. That evening the Flak commander at the bridge, who was a close friend of von Bonin, confirmed over the telephone that four bombers had indeed been shot down. Unfortunately, Major von Bonin was later killed in Russia.

During the battle of Stalingrad, Hermann Graf took half of the squadron there while I stayed on the Caucasus front. With about 20 aircraft we defended the area of Grosny on the Black Sea. We seldom had contact with other units as it was too dangerous to place too many aircraft on one airfield JG52 had the most kills because we were always assigned as a 'fire brigade' to all the 'hot spots' on the front-the Uman cauldron, Kharkov, Tuapse, Feodosia, the Crimea; in fact, wherever the Russians appeared in strength. Thus, we had plenty of opportunities to destroy Russian, aircraft and became obsessed, shooting them down and becoming very aggressive without fear of losses. Our first Ritterkreuz winner was Gerhard Koppen who was only an Obergefreiter but, when he demanded the respect that such a decoration deserved, was rapidly promoted to Leutnant. Upon returning from a mission in May 1942, he reported seeing a Russian fighter airfield and we held a briefing to attack it. The mission was carried out by between 30 and 40 aircraft, and the only one missing when we returned was flown by Koppen who made a belly landing in the Sea of Azov. The last flight searching for him saw a Russian rescue craft 5km away which was strafed and sunk, but other than that there was only a patch of oil on the water and no sign of Koppen.

Within 9./JG52, we pilots formed close friendships. This was necessary, for when one pilot was threatened by attack from three or four of the enemy, his comrades would immediately come to his assistance. Our slogan was to be aggressive.

On the ground; to avoid a direct bomb hit killing most of the unit, we did not concentrate all the pilots in one area but spread out and lived in two-man tents. I shared a tent with Leopold Stdllpatz, who was an excellent shot but often returned from a mission without his wingman. He received the Swords as a Feldwebel and was commissioned as an officer after his death in June 1942 in a ridiculous situation. The Russians had advanced and were, protected by, quadruple Flak, guns. When we flew over their forward lines at a height of several hundred metres they opened fire and it was very dangerous. Therefore, most of us took evasive action to avoid their fire, and although Steinbatz said they would never hit him, they did shoot him down. Rossmann flew to the area to look for him. The German infantry reported that a '109 had gone down at a particular time and place and, thus confirmed his demise.

In the air I felt like a bird, a crow. The aircraft was powerful and I always felt safe in the cockpit, just like crossing the street. I never crashed an aircraft unless it had sustained sever damage due to gunfire. If I received hits around the landing gear, I had to consider whether to extend the gear and risk overturning or whether to land on the belly and damage the propeller and oil cooler. However, it was all a gamble and although I twice landed an aircraft on its belly, it turned out that the landing gear was in working order, though I could not have known this at the time. It was a game of roulette.

'They had very good aircraft...'

ALFRED GRISLAWSKI, III./JG52

I was born on 2 November 1919 and from an early age I wanted either to join the Kriegsmarine or become a fighter pilot. When the time came, there were too many candidates for the Kriegsmarine and, with the hope that I could combine both childhood dreams, I was accepted by the Marine-Flieger. However, I was soon transferred to a bomber-unit and this was not at all to my liking as I wanted to be a fighter pilot and not a 'bus-driver'.After nearly two years in different schools and non-operational units, I finally transferred to III./JG52 near Calais. This unit had suffered heavy losses in the fighting against Britain and had to be withdrawn, first to Berlin-Doberitz and then on to Rumania.

At about this time the AIB schools were established, so I completed my training with one of these and received fighter training first at Stolp and then at the Erganszungsgruppe at Merseberg. The Erganszungsgruppe trained pilots on the type of aircraft we would fly in combat. Eventually, I was posted to III/JG52, so that after almost two years at different schools and non-operational units, I was finally on my way to joint a front-line fighter unit. I had travelled as far as Dusseldorf, however, when I received a telegram informing me to report instead to Berlin-Doberitz. The III./JG52 had suffered heavy losses during the fighting against Britain and was at Berlin-Doberitz recovering.

Once the Gruppe had been brought back to its established strength, it was transferred to Bucharest, in Rumania, where it was to protect the Ploesti oilfields. At the same time, we also trained Rumanian fighter pilots in the tactics employed in the Luftwaffe and, in recognition of this, I was presented on behalf of the King with the Rumanian pilots' badge.

When the Russian campaign began, things were quiet and we soon transferred to the southern part of the Eastern Front where III./JG52 was to become very successful. In the beginning, the Russians were easy opponents as their biplanes were obsolete and their pilots often appeared frightened when they saw a German fighter approaching. But soon, MiG, Yak and LaGG fighters flown by well-motivated pilots began to appear and things gradually became more and more dangerous for us. They had very good aircraft, lighter than ours and easier to handle.

At this time the Staffel was split into two parts so that as soon as one part landed the other took off and continued operations. After a mission, the fuel tanks were replenished, the guns rearmed and the aircraft made ready to take-off again as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the pilots were able to grab a quick bite to eat and were supposed to have a short rest. In fact, our tents were not suitable places in which to really relax, probably unlike our opponents who were based on real airfields. Nevertheless, at least until the winter came, the food was quite good.

I claimed my first victory, an I-16, on 1 September 1941. My second Abschuss, another I-16, was also the 50th for 9./JG52 and the 242nd for III./JG52. Here is the official report:

Victory over an I-16, 5 km N. of Charkow, 3 October, 1941, 17.02 Hours, Altitude: 1,500 m

On 3 October 1941, I flew as Rottenflieger to Lt. Graf on a low-level mission against an airfield north of Charkow, during which Lt. Graf was able to destroy two enemy aircraft on the ground. After the attack, we dived to 1,500 metres. North-west of Charkow, we spotted at an altitude of 2,000 metres a formation of about 20 Russian fighters of different types. I attacked the last, an I- 16, from the rear and after a burst of gunfire it emitted heavy black smoke and fell almost vertically to the ground where it crashed. I was not able to observe the precise point of impact as I was myself attacked by several Russian aircraft, but it was witnessed by Lt. Graf

Alfred Grislawski was born 2 November 1919 at Wanne-Eickel in Ruhrgebiet. On leaving school in July 1934, Grislawski was employed as a farm-worker in the Stolp region of Pomerania. After two years he applied to join the Navy to become a sailor but was rejected being offered service in Naval Aviation instead. Grislawski began his compulsory military training at Fliegerersatzabteilung 16 at Schleswig. By summer 1938, Gefreiter Grislawski was serving as a recruit trainer. Via flight training schools at Delmhorst, Salzwedel and Prenzlau, Grislawski underwent his fighter pilot training at Stolp. In early June 1940, Grislawski was posted to the Ergänzungsgruppe Merseburg. In July 1940, Grislawski was posted to III./JG52, based at Zerbst having recently been withdrawn from operations over the English Channel for rest and re-equipment. Gefreiter Grislawski was assigned to 7./JG52. Grislawski was transferred to 9./JG52 in early October 1940. He received promotion to the rank of Unteroffizier the same day. On 14 October, III./JG52 was ordered to Romania. III./JG52 was redesignated I./JG28 until 27 December. The unit was tasked with providing training for Romanian Air Force personnel. The German invasion of Russia saw Grislawski based at Pipera in Rumania.

In August, III./JG52 was ordered into front line service based at Biyala Tserkov in the Ukraine. Grislawski gained his first victory over the Eastern front on 1 September 1941, when, on a freie Jagd over Kremenchug, he shot down a Russian I-16 fighter. On 23 October, III./JG52 was ordered to relocate to Perekop in the Crimea. On the transfer flight Grislawski's Bf-109F-4 (W.Nr. 7038) 'Yellow 8' suffered engine failure necessitating a belly-landing. He emerged unscathed from the incident. By the end of 1941, Grislawski had increased his victory total 11, gained operating over the Crimea. At the end of December, III./JG52 were ordered to relocate to the Kharkov area. In mid-January 1942, Grislawski was sent home on leave. He returned to front-line duties in late February. On 29 April, 9./JG52 were ordered back to the Crimea in support of the German offensive to retake the Kerch Peninsula. Grislawski recorded his 20th victory on 30 April, when he shot down a Russian I-15bis biplane fighter-bomber near Karpech. Feldwebel Grislawski was particularly successful in May 1942 recording 22 victories, including four victories on 1 May (21-24). On 1 July, Grislawski was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 43 victories. He was sent on an extended leave on 24 July. In late August 1942, newly promoted Oberfeldwebel Grislawski returned to the Eastern front and was assigned to 7./JG52, based in the Caucasus.

In September, he claimed 16 victories over the Terek bridgehead, including four Russian Boston twin-engine bombers shot down on 8 September (47-50). On 5 November, he shot down four Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack (63-68) but was himself shot down in Bf 109G-2 (W.Nr. 13909) carrying out a belly-landing from which he walked away with only a few bruises. Grislawski claimed a further four victories on 12 December (79-82). On 18 January 1943, Grislawski led a Rotte providing escort to a formation of Ju-87 Stuka dive-bombers against Russian tank forces in the Stavropolskaya area. The formation was intercepted by Russian I-16 fighters and in the subsequent combat, Grislawski's Bf-109 was hit, setting it on fire. He nursed his damaged aircraft back over German lines before baling out, sustaining burns to his face. On 26 January, Grislawski received promotion to the rank of Leutnant. He recorded his 92nd victory on 3 February 1943. On 11 February, Grislawski suffered engine failure in Bf 109G-2 'White 13' on a test flight from Slavyanskaya, necessitating a forced landing. He was then sent on leave. Grislawski returned to 7./JG52, based in the northwestern Caucasus, in early April 1943. On 27 April 1943, he recorded his 100th victory. Grislawski claimed his 108th and 109th victories on 3 June 1943. However, the next day he was wounded in an explosion of a German land mine on a beach near Taman.

Oberleutnant Alfred Grislawski with his Bf 109G-6 in September 1943. On 6 September 1943 he shot down a B-17 as his 112th victory. On his recovery, Grislawski was transferred to JGr Süd. On 15 August 1943, JGr Süd was redesignated JG50, under the command of Major Hermann Graf (212 victories, RK-Br), for the express purpose of intercepting high-flying British Mosquito photo-reconnaisance aircraft. During his time with the unit, Grislawski commanded 1./JG50, based at Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, and shot down his first two USAAF four-engine bombers on 17 August. In early October, Grislawski was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and given tempoary command of JG50, when Graf was appointed acting Kommodore of JG1. On 6 November 1943, Grislawski was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG1, based at Deelen in Holland, operating Fw 190 fighters. He was shot down in aerial combat with USAAF bombers over Baske on 24 January 1944. Wounded, he baled out of his stricken Fw190A-7 (W.Nr. 430167) 'White 1'. Grislawski was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG1, based at Paderborn, following his recovery from the wounds received in January, on 13 March 1944. The unit was tasked with combatting the USAAF fighter escorts operating the new Bf 109G-6/AS especially equipped for high-altitude operations. Hauptmann Grislawski was awarded the Eichenlaub on 11 April for 122 victories. Granted leave, Grislawski was married on 20 May. On return from his leave, Grislawski led 8./JG1 to Beauvais- Tillé in France, to combat the Allied landings in Normandy. After less than a week the unit was relocated to Germany having suffered horrendous losses over and around the beachhead. In early July, Grislawski led the unit back to France.

On 18 July, he was appointed acting Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG1, when Hauptmann Erich Woitke (28 victories, killed in action 24 December 1944) was shot down and wounded. On 27 July, Grislawski led a freie Jagd over the Caen area. In combat with USAAF P-51 fighters, Grislawski was shot down by RAF Spitfire fighters, baling out but surviving with only a few bruises. At the end of July 1944, Grislawski was transferred as Staffelkapitän of II./JG53. He recorded two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers shot down on 12 September (131-132). On 14 September, Grislawski led II./JG53 to Leeuwarden in Holland. On 26 September 1944, he participated in a mission from Paderborn to provide air cover for German troops near Eindhoven and Nijmegen. USAAF fighters intercepted the formation southwest of Münster. In the subsequent combat, Grislawski was credited with a USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighter shot down as his 133rd, and last, victory, although Grislawski refutes the claim! However, his Bf 109G-14 (W.Nr. 462649) 'Black 6' was then hit in the engine by a P-51 and caught fire. He baled out but did not deploy his parachute until he was at very low level. As a consequence he endured a very hard landing that cracked the second and third lower vertebrae in his back. He saw out the remainder of the war in a military hospital. The end of the war found Grislawski at Badgastein in the central Austrian Alps. He was imprisoned by US troops at Salzburg but was soon released and returned to his wife and family at Leuna. Grislawski was fortunate not to be imprisoned by the Russians as Leuna ended up in the Soviet zone of occupation. He was able to cross the zone border and return to his hometown of Wanne-Eickel. However, it would be 1946 before his wife and family joined him. Grislawski supported his family through various unskilled professions, mainly as a driver. He declined to join the Bundesluftwaffe because of his wartime injuries. Grislawski passed away on 19 September 2003.

Alfred Grislawski was credited with 133 victories in over 800 missions. He recorded 24 victories over the Western front, including 18 four–engine bombers. Of his 109 victories recorded over the Eastern front, 16 were Il-2 Sturmoviks.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location Comments
1 1.9.1941 18:15 I-16 9./JG52 30km NE Kremenchug  
2 3.10.1941 17:02 I-16 9./JG52 5km N Charkov  
3 5.10.1941 13:05 Yak-1 9./JG52 25km NE Krasnograd  
4 6.10.1941 7:55 Il-2 9./JG52 30km NW Kharkov  
5 14.10.1941 7:14 I-16 9./JG52 15km N Poltava  
6 14.10.1941 9:10 Il-2 9./JG52 10km NE Oposhchnaya Il-2 of 1 RAG, VVS
7 30.10.1941 9:35 I-153 9./JG52 20km N Simferopol  
8 6.12.1941 10:55 I-16 9./JG52 12km W Krepkaya  
9 6.12.1941 14:26 I-16 9./JG52 10km W Azov  
10 8.12.1941 9:46 I-5 9./JG52 20km E Taganrog  
11 8.12.1941 9:54 I-16 9./JG52 20km E Krepkaya  
12 4.1.1942 14:15 R-10 9./JG52 10km S Kotshetovka  
13 8.3.1942 11:18 Yak-1 9./JG52 7km SW Savinziy  
14 15.3.1942 16:35 Yak-1 9./JG52 Katovka area  
15 17.3.1942 8:25 R-5 9./JG52 S Staryy Saltov  
16 26.3.1942 15:53 MiG-3 9./JG52 18km SSE Starry Saltov  
17 27.3.1942 8:00 Pe-2 9./JG52 Kharkov sector  
18 29.4.1942 12:45 MiG-3 9./JG52 Kerch Peninsula Yak-1 of 247 IAP, VVS
19 30.4.1942 14:15 I-15bis 9./JG52 10km NE Feodosiya I-15bis of 214 ShAP, VVS
20 30.4.1942 14:20 I-15bis 9./JG52 5km S Karpech I-15bis of 214 ShAP, VVS
21 1.5.1942 4:45 Seaplane 9./JG52 10km S Sidsheut  
22 1.5.1942 4:55 Yak-1 9./JG52 NW Arabat Yak-1 of 247 IAP, VVS
23 1.5.1942 5:03 Yak-1 9./JG52 Ak-Monay area Yak-1 of 247 IAP, VVS
24 1.5.1942 8:09 I-15bis 9./JG52 Sal area I-15bis of 214 ShAP, VVS
25 9.5.1942 12:28 I-15bis 9./JG52 10km E Sidsheut I-15bis of 214 ShAP, VVS
26 9.5.1942 12:33 MiG-3 9./JG52 10km NE Sarylar  
27 14.5.1942 16:45 MiG-3 9./JG52 Kotomlya area  
28 14.5.1942 16:50 MiG-3 9./JG52 Kotovka area  
29 15.5.1942 5:17 MiG-3 9./JG52 SE Staryy Saltov MiG-3 of 23 IAP or 181 IAP, VVS
30 15.5.1942 16:05 Su-2 9./JG52 Staryy Saltov Su-2 of 13 GBAP or 135 BBAP, VVS
31 18.5.1942 10:30 MiG-3 9./JG52 5km N Staryy Saltov LaGG-3 of 23 IAP, VVS
32 18.5.1942 13:05 MiG-3 9./JG52 Liptsy area LaGG-3 of 23 IAP, VVS
33 18.5.1942 18:23 Su-2 9./JG52 10km W Staryy Saltov Su-2 of 13 GBAP or 135 BBAP, VVS
34 20.5.1942 16:47 LaGG-3 9./JG52 15km W Petrovskaya  
35 22.5.1942 14:30 MiG-1 9./JG52 10km S Balakleya Possibly LaGG-3 of 181 IAP, VVS
36 22.5.1942 14:36 MiG-1 9./JG52 5km NW Balakleya Possibly LaGG-3 of 181 IAP, VVS
37 24.5.1942 17:00 R-10 9./JG52 25km E Slavyansk Su-2 of 13 GBAP or 135 BBAP, VVS
38 25.5.1942 19:03 Su-2 9./JG52 NE Petrovskaya Su-2 of 13 GBAP or 135 BBAP, VVS
39 26.5.1942 16:09 Pe-2 9./JG52 W Savintsy Pe-2 of 8 GBAP, VVS
40 27.5.1942 11:30 MiG-1 9./JG52 5km N Izyum  
41 27.5.1942 11:33 MiG-1 9./JG52 3km N Izyum  
42 28.5.1942 14:15 LaGG-3 9./JG52 15km NE Izyum LaGG-3 of 170 IAP, VVS
43 4.9.1942 11:29 I-16 9./JG52 44 482 I-16 of 88 IAP, VVS
44 4.9.1942 18:25 Boston 9./JG52 44 442 Boston of 219 BAD, VVS
45 6.9.1942 13:35 Boston 9./JG52 44 414 Boston of 219 BAD, VVS
46 6.9.1942 13:37 Yak-1 9./JG52 44 440 LaGG-3 of 219 BAD, VVS
47 8.9.1942 13:55 Boston 9./JG52 44 471 Boston of 244 BAP, VVS
48 8.9.1942 13:56 Boston 9./JG52 44 243 Boston of 244 BAP, VVS
49 8.9.1942 13:57 Boston 9./JG52 44 283 Boston of 244 BAP, VVS
50 8.9.1942 13:57 Boston 9./JG52 44 283 Boston of 244 BAP, VVS
51 9.9.1942 14:00 MiG-1 9./JG52 44 481  
52 9.9.1942 14:44 LaGG-3 9./JG52 44 450  
53 13.9.1942 13:05 LaGG-3 9./JG52 44 531  
54 14.9.1942 10:35 Su-2 9./JG52 44 531 R-10 of 288 BBAP, VVS
55 14.9.1942 14:25 I-16 9./JG52 44 582 I-16 of 40 IAP, VVS
56 16.9.1942 6:15 LaGG-3 9./JG52 44 363  
57 17.9.1942 14:27 I-16 9./JG52 54 324  
58 17.9.1942 14:28 Su-2 9./JG52 54 344 Su-2 of 288 BBAP, VVS
59 4.10.1942 14:35 Boston 7./JG52 34 283 Boston of 219 BAD, VVS
60 15.10.1942 12:50 Il-2 7./JG52 44 434 Il-2 of 805 ShAP, VVS
61 2.11.1942 11:40 I-16 7./JG52 44 842 I-16 of 88 IAP, VVS
62 2.11.1942 11:38 I-153 7./JG52 44 814 I-153 of 84 IAP, VVS
63 5.11.1942 12:00 Il-2 7./JG52 44 754 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
64 5.11.1942 12:04 Il-2 7./JG52 44 872 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
65 5.11.1942 8:25 Il-2 7./JG52 44 792 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
66 5.11.1942 8:27 Il-2 7./JG52 44 861 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
67 7.11.1942 11:10 Il-2 7./JG52 44 874 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, 210 ShAP or 805 ShAP, VVS
68 24.11.1942 11:55 LaGG-3 7./JG52 43 131  
69 27.11.1942 11:20 Il-2 7./JG52 44 733 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
70 27.11.1942 11:24 Il-2 7./JG52 44 765 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
71 29.11.1942 6:50 Pe-2 7./JG52 35 783 Pe-2 of 366 BAP, VVS
72 5.12.1942 10:29 I-16 7./JG52 44 721  
73 5.12.1942 13:10 Boston 7./JG52 44 792  
74 5.12.1942 13:39 Boston 7./JG52 44 763  
75 8.12.1942 9:25 MiG-1 7./JG52 34 694  
76 10.12.1942 12:00 Il-2 7./JG52 44 282 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
77 10.12.1942 12:02 Il-2 7./JG52 44 293 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
78 10.12.1942 12:04 Il-2 7./JG52 44 434 Il-2 of 7 GShAP, VVS
79 12.12.1942 9:00 MiG-1 7./JG52 44 264  
80 12.12.1942 11:22 MiG-1 7./JG52 44 291  
81 12.12.1942 11:25 MiG-1 7./JG52 54 171  
82 12.12.1942 11:40 I-16 7./JG52 54 313  
83 13.12.1942 10:53 LaGG-3 7./JG52 54 171  
84 14.12.1942 11:42 Yak-1 7./JG52 44 293  
85 8.1.1943 6:35 LaGG-3 7./JG52 35 714 LaGG-3 of 131 IAP, VVS
86 8.1.1943 6:40 LaGG-3 7./JG52 35 734 LaGG-3 of 131 IAP, VVS
87 9.1.1943 9:20 I-16 7./JG52 34 161 I-16 of 975 IAP, VVS
88 9.1.1943 13:35 Il-2 7./JG52 35 721 Il-2 of 230 ShAD
89 16.1.1943 10:15 I-153 7./JG52 85 182 I-153 of 611 IAP, 975 IAP or 977 IAP, VVS
90 18.1.1943 6:30 I-16 7./JG52 85 282  
91 18.1.1943 6:35 I-16 7./JG52 5 282  
92 3.2.1943 13:55 Boston 7./JG52 6 313 Boston of 219 BAD, VVS
93 4.2.1943 7:23 MiG-1 7./JG52 75 481  
94 10.2.1943 6:45 Pe-2 7./JG52 85 152 Pe-2 of 366 ODRAP, VVS
95 19.4.1943 11:10 LaGG-3 7./JG52 85 343  
96 20.4.1943 16:05 LaGG-3 7./JG52 75 422  
97 21.4.1943 5:55 LaGG 7./JG52 75 433 La-5 of 229 IAD, VVS
98 23.4.1943 17:05 LaGG 7./JG52 75 451  
99 23.4.1943 17:12 LaGG 7./JG52 75 424  
100 27.4.1943 10:50 LaGG 7./JG52 85 268  
101 3.5.1943 15:25 Il-2 7./JG52 75 262 Il-2 of 230 ShAD or 2 SAK, VVS
102 6.5.1943 14:35 LaGG 7./JG52 75 261  
103 14.5.1943 11:17 DB-3a 7./JG52 45 850 Il-4 of 5 GMTAP, VVS 
104 28.5.1943 6:25 LaGG 7./JG52 76 864 LaGG-3 of 229 IAD, VVS
105 28.5.1943 12:12 LaGG 7./JG52 76 842 LaGG-3 of 229 IAD, VVS
106 29.5.1943 11:20 LaGG 7./JG52 75 232 LaGG-3 of 229 IAD, VVS
107 31.5.1943 9:53 Il-2 7./JG52 75 234 Il-2 of 230 ShAD, VVS
108 3.6.1943 8:55 LaGG-5 7./JG52 85 112  
109 3.6.1943 11:02 LaGG-5 7./JG52 76 861  
110 17.8.1943 11:30 B-17 1./JGr Süd Mannheim  
111 17.8.1943 15:30 B-17 1./JGr Süd 5km SW Rheinbollen  
112 6.9.1943 10:40 B-17 Stab/JG50 SE Stuttgart  
113 14.10.1943 14:38 B-17 Stab/JG50 S Schweinfurt  
114 29.11.1943 14:45 B-17 1./JG1 Bassum-Syke area  
115 1.12.1943 11:45 B-17 1./JG1 SE Aachen  
116 1.12.1943 11:46 B-17 1./JG1 Neuwied  
117 16.12.1943 14:04 B-17 1./JG1 off De Koog  
  16.12.1943 14:37 B-17 1./JG1 SW Julianadorp Not confirmed?
118 20.12.1943 11:50 B-17 1./JG1 Brake-Beverstedt area  
119 22.12.1943 14:45 B-17 1./JG1 N Enschede  
120 11.1.1944 11:08 B-17 1./JG1    
121 24.1.1944 11:40 B-17 1./JG1 Aachen-Brussels  
122 9.4.1944 15:40 B-17  8./JG1 Schleswig area  
123 9.4.1944 15:40 B-17  8./JG1 Schleswig area  
124 13.4.1944 15:50~ B-24 8./JG1    
125 22.4.1944 18:20~ P-51 8./JG1 Kassel-Nordenbeck  
126 13.7.1944 18:15 Typhoon 8./JG1 Carpiquet Typhoon 'OV-A' of 197Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Trott, POW
127 14.7.1944 19:17 P-51 8./JG1 Falaise area  
128 19.7.1944 20:32 Typhoon 8./JG1 Caen  
129 12.8.1944 14:15 Spitfire 8./JG1 Perche Spitfire of 340Sqn, RAF flown Lt P Leplang, killed
130 8.9.1944   E/a 11./JG53    
131 12.9.1944 11:05 B-17 11./JG53 Templin-Berlin  
132 12.9.1944 11:10 B-17 11./JG53 Templin-Berlin  
133 26.9.1944 16:54 P-38 11./JG53 S Dülmen  

Victories : 133
Awards : Ehrenpokal (30 May 1942)
Ritterkreuz (1 July 1942)
Eichenlaub (11 April 1944)
Units : JG52, JGrSüd, JG50, JG1, JG53

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Alfred Grislawski, Graf and Karaya Staffel.

Written by Christer Bergström.
Picture above shows Hermann Graf (left) and Alfred Grislawski.

In September 1942, Hermann Graf ruled the skies above Stalingrad. In a month's time, he shot down sixty-two Soviet aircraft, and became the first fighter pilot to reach the 200-victory mark. By that time, he had achieved his first victory only thirteen months previously.

Alfred Grislawski, Graf's wingman and friend, was one of the most successful German fighter pilot during the air war over the Caucasus and during the Air Battle over Kuban in 1943. Grislawski achieved a total of 132 victories (not 133, as stated in most publications), and was awarded with the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves.

It was during his stay in the Caucasus in the fall of 1942 that Grislawski taught the forthcoming top scorer Erich Hartmann the secrets of air combat. Grislawski was a hard teacher, and he invented Hartmann's nickname 'Bubi' ('Little Boy').

Alfred Grislawski, the tough son of a miner, never dreamt of becoming a pilot. He only escaped hard work on the countryside by joining the Armed Forces, and there he was posted to the Luftwaffe.
Hermann Graf's and Alfred Grislawski's 9. 'Karayastaffel'/JG52 developed into the most successful Jagdstaffel of the entire war. At the same time, the 'Karaya-men' were notorious for their lacking discipline. In his foreword to the biography, Alfred Grislawski writes:

'In 1941 - 1943, the Karayastaffel was probably the most non-militaristic unit in the entire Wehrmacht.'
The Karayastaffel was characterized by the friends' quartet Hermann Graf, Alfred Grislawski, Heinrich Füllgrabe, and Ernst Süss. Within this quarter, Graf and Grislawski stuck together closest, while Füllgrabe and Süss were inseparable. 'They even went together to the 'Thunderbeam' (latrine),' Alfred Grislawski recalls.

The Karaya-mens' pranks alone could fill a volume. Once they drove a staff General completely out of his mind when he arrived to inspect their first-line makeshift airfield. On one occasion, one of the men in the quarter hi-jacked Generaloberst von Richthofen's Storch to fly an injured comrade to a field hospital.

A Reichsverteidigung Geschwaderkommodore threatened to have Grislawski court-martialled. When a large formation of U.S. bombers shortly afterward approached, a fighter leader decided to nullify the court-martial: 'Grislawski must lead our fighters! Who else can lead?'

Alfred Grislawski developed into one of the most daring 'Four-Engine Killers' of the Reichsverteidigung. In fact, he shot down at least one bomber on every single encounter with U.S. 8th Air Force's heavy bombers.

Only two of the 'Karaya Quartet' survived. Ernst Süss was shot dead by U.S. Mustangs (the unit in question is known) while he hung in his parachute straps. Heinrich Füllgrabe was killed in action on the Eastern Front during the last days of the war.

After the war, Grislawski became one of the first German POWs to become released, because his interrogation officer found out that Grislawski had never joined the Hitler Jugend, nor the NSDAP. (For this reason, Grislawski also had never been awarded with Göring's Goblet of Honor.)

The biography on Hermann Graf and Alfred Grislawski is due to be published in 2002. It has been written in close cooperation with Alfred Grislawski. It will contain about 250 photos, most of which have never previously been published, plus many color profiles of the aircraft flown by Graf and Grislawski.

The following is an excerpt from the manuscript of the 'double biography' on the two JG52 aces and friends Hermann Graf and Alfred Grislawski.

'When Alfred Grislawski returned to his unit in early April 1943, it again was based in northwestern Caucasus - where German Army Group A had dug in to hold its positions in the so - called 'Kuban bridgehead.' The 7. Staffel had received a new Staffelkapitän, Oberleutnant Walter Krupinski, an absolutely reckless fighter pilot who nevertheless took great care in his subordinates.

Grislawski immediately was briefed of the situation. III./JG52 had recently been shifted to Taman Airdrome from Nikolayev in the Ukraine, where it had been re-equipped after its heavy losses in equipment during the retreat from the Terek sector down south in the Caucasus. II./JG52, based at Anapa, had held the positions in the air over the Kuban bridgehead since February 1943; its pilots had shot down a large number of Soviet aircraft, but it also had cost the Gruppe severe losses.

One of the II. Gruppe's pilots, Leutnant Helmut Lipfert, later recalled: 'Things did not go well for II Gruppe at Anapa. There were few contacts with the enemy but many losses. And it was not just the beginners and young pilots who failed to return, but some of the old hands as well.' It was obvious that the Soviets were gaining in on the German fighter pilots' initial advantage in air combat.

Grislawski knew that the first period at the frontline after a home leave was hazardous-that he had become slightly 'rusty' - and he decided not to take any risks. He was very cautious during his first combat sorties after his return from his home leave. Most missions were free hunting or Stuka escort against the Soviet bridgehead at Myshako, behind the German main line west of Novorossiysk on the Kuban Bridgehead's southern coast. Although the Germans had concentrated a powerful air corps in the Kuban Bridgehead, achieving a numerical superiority, they were unable to assume control of the air as during the previous years.

The first encounters with Soviet pilots after his return from home leave convinced Grislawski that what he had been told by Krupinski was right, that the air fighting on the Eastern Front had grown more dangerous than ever.

On April 17, 1943 the Germans made a powerful attempt to neutralize the Soviet bridgehead at Myshako, Operation Neptun. The attack was preceded by a massive operations by 450 Stukas, bombers and ground-attack planes against the Soviet landing grounds. Throughout the day, German Fliegerkorps I carried out 1,560 sorties over the Kuban Bridgehead, mainly against Myshako. The Soviets, who by this time were inferior in numbers, could only mount 538 sorties that day. Nevertheless, the concentration of antiaircraft batteries that the Soviets had shipped in to Myshako since February 1943 met the assaulting German aircraft with a wall of steel and fire. Seven Stukas were shot down or returned to base with severe damage.

Two days later, Grislawski brought down his first Soviet aircraft - number ninety-five in total - since his return from home leave. On April 20, the men of JG52 found some reason to celebrate, as 8./JG52's famous Staffelkapitän, Oberleutnant Günther Rall, brought home his personal 116th and the Jagdgeschwader's five thousandth victory.

But although the most experienced fighter pilots continued to achieve impressing victory scores-II./JG52's Leutnant Heinrich Sturm was credited with five kills on April 20-the air fighting grew more and more difficult each day. The Soviets were bringing in a steady flow of new aviation units, and they started to achieve a numerical superiority in the air. It also was evident that the Red Air Force had concentrated some of its most skillful airmen to this sector.

In the evening of April 20, Grislawski was hanging around in the Staffel's command post. He had just written down the combat report of his ninety-sixth victory, which had been achieved against a LaGG-3 after a prolonged and most difficult air combat near Myshako. The telehone rang. An Unteroffizier replied, and then turned to Grislawski:
'Sir, it's for you.'
Grislawski stood up and grabbed the receiver. He heard a voice in the other end of the line:
'This is Kabisch.'
Somewhat perplex, Grislawski replied impatiently:
'So? And what can I do for you?'
'This is Kabisch - Helmut Kabisch!'
Grislawski froze. Helmut Kabisch! He couldn't believe it. He swallowed, and then he asked in a weak voice:
'Schleswig?'
'Yes, Schleswig!' the other one replied.
Helmut Kabisch was Grislawski's old friend from the recruit training in Schleswig, back in the late 1930s. How could he be phoning Grislawski out there in Russia?
'Man, Kabisch, where are you calling from?'
Helmut Kabisch replied with a confident tone:
'Well, from the first Gruppe. I've been posted here!'
Grislawski immediately felt that this was not good at all.
'Helmut, I'll come over to you immediately!' he said and hung up.
I./JG52 was stationed at the other end of Taman Airdrome. Grislawski grabbed a bicycle and rapidly made it to the first Gruppe's command post, located in a bus. He found his old friend Kabisch waiting for him outside. They hugged, and it felt as if the past four years were gone. Grislawski felt tears in his eyes, but not tears of joy.
'Man, Kabisch!' he gasped. 'Why have you come here?'
Kabisch just shrugged his shoulders. 'You know-war... I volunteered for pilot training, just like you...'
'But that's different!' Grislawski exclaimed with discontent.
Kabisch looked hurt.
'What do you mean? I'm a Feldwebel now, and...'
'That doesn't matter!' Grislawski interrupted him. 'How many sorties have you made?'
'About twenty-five.'
Grislawski shook his head.
'Helmut,' he almost whispered. 'You stand with one foot in the grave. This is no game, and things are no longer what they used to be here in Russia.'
'Oh, come on, Alfred!' Kabisch patted Grislawski's back: 'I just got my seventh...'
Feldwebel Helmut Kabisch, the old recruit trainer who had become a fighter pilot, was immensely proud of his seven first victories. The last one had been achieved against a LaGG-3 at 1620 hours on April 20, 1943.

But his rash attitude only increased Grislawski's preoccupation. 'These damned greenhorns,' Grislawski thought. 'And now Kabisch too!'

'Look, Helmut!' Grislawski yelled. 'Forget about all that rubbish with easy victories! You have to be damned cautious!'

Then he pulled Kabisch, who looked both disappointed and surprised, aside. When he was sure that no one was listening, he said: 'I have a suggestion, and I hope you will follow it. This is no place for a beginner! But I've got some connections. I can contact Hermann Graf, and he will use his influence to have you transferred to my gang. There I will be able to watch over you! You have to get at least fifty combat sorties before you've got any chance at all!' But Kabisch wasn't intrigued at all by his old friend's suggestion. 'Come on, Alfred,' he said and sighed. 'I don't need any babysitter. And besides of that, I've been with the second Staffel for a couple of weeks, and they all are swell guys.' With a feeling of hopelessness, Grislawski made another try: 'Helmut, those swell guys will all be gone in fourteen days, or you will be gone! You might just as well go pick a suitable coffin right now. I guarantee that only under my wings will you be able to survive fifty sorties!' But Kabisch's pride would not allow him to accept the proposal. Grislawski felt deeply sad when he returned to his biletting.

April 21, 1943 was filled with heavy air fighting over Myshako. It was evident that Operation Neptun was a failure. Shortly before six in the morning, 7./JG52 tangled with a formation of the new Soviet La-5 fighters. Grislawski managed to single out one and sent it plummeting to the ground as his ninety-seventh victory.

Soviet fighter pilot Vadim Fadeyev achieved 21 personal victories before he was shot down and killed by a Bf-109 on May 5, 1943.

On the Soviet side, the Lend-Lease Airacobra fighter planes of 16 GIAP (former 55 IAP, which had been adopted a Guards unit) and 45 IAP were in the forefront during the air combats throughout the day. These unit was two of III./JG52's old enemies, since the battles over the Mius Front in late 1941, the Kerch Peninsula in May 1942, and the war in southern Caucasus during the previous fall. By now, both units had developed into two of the most experienced VVS regiments. The two most famous 45 IAP aces were the two Glinka brothers, Boris and Dmitriy. The latter, a Starshiy Leytenant, had been shot down by 7./JG52's Jupp Zwernemann on April 15, 1943. But Dmitriy Glinka soon was back in action again. He had already been recommended to be appointed a Hero of the Soviet Union, and on April 21, he bagged his twenty-first German aircraft. 16 GIAP, mustering the later so well-known Kapitan Aleksandr Pokryshkin, Grigoriy Rechkalov, and Starshiy Leytenant Vadim Fadeyev in its ranks, chalked up fifty-seven victories in the Kuban skies between April 9 and 20, 1943.

On April 21, 2./JG52's Feldwebel Helmut Kabisch barely survived a hail of bullets from a Soviet fighter during an air combat north of Kabardinka. It is possible that he fell victim of 16 GIAP's Vadim Fadeyev, who claimed a Bf-109 3 - 4 km north of Kabardinka. Grislawski received information that Kabisch had been sent to hospital with severe wounds...
After his recovery, Feldwebel Kabisch returned to 2./JG52 on the Eastern Front. Grislawski's dismal prophecy would come true. On September 1, 1943 a Soviet Il-2's rear gunner put an end to Helmut Kabisch's life...'
More text & photos, details about the book you can discover on authors page:
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Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Alfred Grislawski

No Date Time A/c Type Unit Location Comments
04-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 1000m 11.29 44 482
05-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 DB-7 1500m 18.25 44 442
06-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 A-20 Boston 3000m 13.35 44 414
06-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 Yak-1 2800m 13.37 44 440
08-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 A-20 Boston 2500m 13.55 44 471
08-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 A-20 Boston 2500m 13.56 44 243
08-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 A-20 Boston 2500m 13.57 44 283
08-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 A-20 Boston 2500m 13.57 44 283
09-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 14.44 44 450
09-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 MiG-1 1500m 14.00 44 481
13-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 LaGG-3 500m 13.05 44 531
14-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 500m 14.25 44 582
14-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 Su-2 2000m 10.35 44 531
16-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 06.15 44 363
17-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 I-16 Rata 2500m 14.27 54 324
17-Sep-42 Alfred Grislawski 9./JG52 Su-2 3500m 14.28 54 344
04-Oct-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 A-20 Boston 4000m 14.35 34 283
15-Oct-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 12.50 44 434
02-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-153 Low Level 11.38 44 814
02-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 300m 11.40 44 842
05-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.00 44 754
05-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.04 44 872
05-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 08.27 44 861
05-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
300m 08.25 44 792
07-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11.10 44 874
24-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 11.55 43 131
27-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11.24 44 765
27-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
Low Level 11.20 44 733
29-Nov-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Pe-2 6200m 06.50 35 783
05-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 13.39 44 763
05-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 500m 10.29 44 721
05-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 A-20 Boston III 1500m 13.10 44 792
08-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 MiG-1 00m 09.25 34 694
10-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.02 44 293
10-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.00 44 282
10-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
200m 12.04 44 434
12-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 MiG-1 250m 09.00 44 264
12-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 MiG-1 800m 11.22 44 291
12-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 MiG-1 Low Level 11.25 54 171
12-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 800m 11.40 54 313
13-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 10.53 54 171
14-Dec-42 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Yak-1 2500m 11.42 44 293
08-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 06.35 35 714
08-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 06.40 35 734
09-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Ilyushin Il-2
Илью́шин Ил-2
1500m 13.35 35 721
09-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 500m 09.20 34 161
16-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-153 300m 10.15 85 182
18-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.30 85 282
18-Jan-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 I-16 Rata 400m 09.35 05 282
03-Feb-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 A-20 Boston III 1500m 13.55 06 313
04-Feb-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 MiG-1 3000m 07.23 75 481
10-Feb-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Pe-2 4000m 06.45 85 152
19-Apr-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-3 3000m 11.10 85 343
20-Apr-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 16.05 75 422
21-Apr-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG 900m 05.55 75 433
23-Apr-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG 4000m 17.05 75 451
23-Apr-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG 2000m 17.12 75 424
27-Apr-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG   10.50 85 268
03-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 15.25 75 262
06-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG 1000m 14.35 75 261
14-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 DB-3A 2000m 11.17 45 850
28-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG 3000m 06.25 76 864
28-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG Low Level 12.12 76 842
29-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG 400m 11.20 75 232
31-May-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 09.53 75 234
03-Jun-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-5 2000m 11.02 76 861
03-Jun-43 Alfred Grislawski 7./JG52 LaGG-5 5500m 08.55 85 112
17-Aug-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JGr.Sud B-17 Fortress 5500m 15.30 5km SW Rheinbollen
17-Aug-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JGr.Sud B-17 Fortress 5500m 11.30 Mannheim
06-Sep-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JGr.50 B-17 Fortress 7000m 10.40 SE Stuttgart
14-Oct-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JGr.50 B-17 Fortress 6000m 14.38 S Schweinfurt
29-Nov-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 8000m 14.45 05 Ost S/ES (Bassum-Syke area)
01-Dec-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 8000m 11.45 PP 3 (Neuwied)
01-Dec-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 8000m 11.45 ON 2-3 (SE Aachen)
16-Dec-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.37 EK 2 in See (SW Julianadorp)
16-Dec-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 7000m 14.04 DK 5 (off De Koog Texel)
20-Dec-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 8000m 11.50 CS (Brake-Beverstedt area)
22-Dec-43 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress 8300m 14.45 GO-8 (N Enschede)
11-Jan-44 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress   11.08  
24-Jan-44 Alfred Grislawski 1./JG1 B-17 Fortress   11.40  
09-Apr-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 B-17 Fortress      
09-Apr-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 B-17 Fortress      
13-Apr-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 B-24 Liberator      
22-Apr-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 P-51 Mustang      
13-Jul-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 Typhoon 6-800m 18.15 UU-1/TU-7 (Caen/Carpiquet)
14-Jul-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 P-51 Mustang 400m 19.17 AU (Raum Falaise)
19-Jul-44 Alfred Grislawski 8./JG1 Typhoon 300m 20.32 15 West S/UU-12 (Raum Caen)
12-Aug-44 Alfred Grislawski 11./JG1 Spitfire 1800m 14.15 BB-9 to CB 3 (Perche)
12-Sep-44 Alfred Grislawski 11./JG53 B-17 Fortress 8000m 11.05 DG-EG-34/33 (Templin-Berlin)
12-Sep-44 Alfred Grislawski 11./JG53 B-17 Fortress 8000m 11.10 DG-EG-34/33 (Templin-Berlin)
26-Sep-44 Alfred Grislawski Stab III./JG53 P-38 Lightning 800-1000m 16.54 05 Ost S/JP 8 (S Dulmen)

Luftwaffe Badge

Fred Schneiker

Units: 12/JG-54, 11/JG-54

Awards: Awards Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Fw 190A-8 WNr 172708

Remarks: Wounded 9 July, 1944 over Map Quadrant 32033, the AC sustaining 70% damage. Not known if a crash was involved.

Asisbiz database no known aerial victories for Fred Schneiker

Baranovichi, Brestskaya Voblasts’, Belarus Map

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Dorpat, Tartu linn, Estonia Map

Kuban now Russia, Krasnodar Krai, Anapa Map

Aspern, Wien, Austria Map

Gramatikovo, Bulgaria Map

Huși, Vaslui, Romania Map

Siverskaya Biblioteka, Russia, Leningradskaya oblast, Siversky Map

Russia, Adygea, Maykop Map

Vesprém, Hungary Map

Pipera, Bucharest, Romania Map

Deutsch-Brod or Nemecky Brod now called Havlíčkův Brod Airport, Horní Papšíkov, Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic

Nemecky Brod now called Havlíčkův Brod Airport, Horní Papšíkov, Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic Map

Kharkov-Rogan, Kharkiv, Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine Map

Neubiberg Air Base, Unterhaching, Germany Map

 

 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/