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2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 - 2./JG2

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG2 (Black 1+) flown by Staffelkapitan Horst Hannig W.Nr 734 France Feb 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A JG2.2 (B1+) pilot Horst Hannig W.Nr 734 France Feb 1943 01

Photo 01: With his back to the camera, Lt. Horst Hannig, the Staffelkapitan of 2./JG2, briefs his pilots in February 1943. In the background is Hannig's Fw 190A-4, 'Black 1', WNr. 734, showing the unit's large eagle insignia and yellow rudder. Hannig was flying this aircraft on 15 May 1943 when an RAF 'Circus' targeted Caen as a diversion for B-17s heading across the North Sea to bomb Heligoland and Emden. The 'Circus' was intercepted by I./JG2 near Caen and, in the ensuing air battle, the Gruppe claimed six victories but lost four pilots, one being Hannig who baled out wounded, but he was not seen again and, presumably, fell to his death.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 2./JG2 Black 2 Josef Bigge St.Andre France Aug 1943

3. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 - 3./JG2

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 3./JG2 (Yellow 13+) flown by Josef Heinzeller W.Nr 325 France June 16, 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 3./JG2 (Yellow 13+) pilot Josef Heinzeller W.Nr 325 France June 16, 1942 01
On 16 June 1942, Ofw. Heinzeller became involved in an air battle with Spitfires off Portsmouth and his 'Yellow 13' was hit in the engine oil tank. Although Heinzeller succeeded in returning to his base at Triqueville, the entire content of the oil tank was pumped overboard and, by the time he landed, the fuselage was completely covered in oil. The aircraft was repaired and returned to service, subsequently being transferred to Jagdgruppe West. It was finally written off in 1944 after it was involved in a landing accident and overturned. From pre-war days Josef Heinzeller named all his aircraft after his pet dog' Schnauzl', its name and the associated emblem on the cowling being seen in these views.

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 3./JG2 (Yellow 13+) pilot Josef Heinzeller W.Nr 325 France June 16, 1942 02-04

Photo 02-04: This Fw 190A-2, 'Yellow 13',W Nr. 325, was flown by Ofw.Josef Heinzeller of 3/JG2 in the early Summer of 1942. All of Heinzeller's aircraft were named after his pet dog 'Schnauzl', carried the dog's name and an appropriate emblem on the engine cowling in white. Just visible is the name 'Old Shap' which was applied below the cockpit, probably in red.

Messerschmitt Bf-109D 2./JG3 (B12+) Josef Heinzeller pre war 1939 01

Photo 01: From pre-war days Josef Heinzeller named all his aircraft after his pet dog' Schnauzl' , its name and the associated emblem on the cowling being seen in these views.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG3 (Black 6+-) Josef Heinzeller flying over the Channel Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Unteroffizier Josef Heinzeller flying his Bf 109E-3 over the Channel, Summer 1940.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG3 (Black 6+-) Josef Heinzeller France Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Josef Heinzeller named all his aircraft after his pet dog' Schnauzl'

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Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG3 (Black 9+-) Josef Heinzeller emergency landing France Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Heinzeller also flew as a Feldwebel with 2./JG3 and his 'Black 9' is seen after an emergency landing on the French coast at the end of the summer. In late September, he flew Jabo operations in a Bf 109E modified to carry an ETC bomb rack.

Messerschmitt Bf 109E 2./JG3 (Black 9+-) Josef Heinzeller emergency landing France Sep 1940 01

Photo 01: Heinzeller also flew as a Feldwebel with 2./JG3 and his 'Black 9' is seen after an emergency landing on the French coast at the end of the summer. In late September, he flew Jabo operations in a Bf 109E modified to carry an ETC bomb rack.

 
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Josef 'Jupp' Bigge

Units:Stab./JG-2 (8/41), 8./JG-2 (9/41), 3./JG-2 (12/41), 8./JG-2 (4/43), 2./JG-2 (8/43)

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

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-6 WNr 550165 (lost 8/13/43), Fw 190A-6 WNr 550208 (60% dam 9/6/43)

Remarks:Injured in a landing accident overturned after hitting an obstruction, at St Andre airfield on 6 September, 1943 (Boiten). Injured in a crash at Beauxon 13 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. Rudi Pflanz's wingman in December, 1941. Claimed a 'damaged' Spitfire in the Gravelines area on 14 August, 1941. One known victory, a Spitfire north of Calais on 29 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Boulogne on 17 September, 1941. A 3rd Spitfire north of Brest on 7 January, 1942. A 4t, a Spitfire on 5 April, 1943. A 5th, another Spitfire on 11 April, 1943. A 6th, a B-24 D on 16 April, 1943. A 7th, a Lancaster W of Chartres at Courville-sur-Eure on 15 August, 1943. An 8th, a B-17 1 km SW of Tours on 6 September, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 9 aerial victories for Josef Bigge

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-Aug-41 Josef Bigge 8./JG2 Spitfire     N Calais
29-Aug-41 Josef Bigge Stab /JG2 Spitfire     N Calais
17-Sep-41 Josef Bigge 8./JG2 Spitfire   18:57  
07-Jan-42 Josef Bigge Stab /JG2 Spitfire   10:30 N Brest
05-Apr-43 Josef Bigge 8./JG2 Spitfire 200m 17:46 5935/14 West
11-Apr-43 Josef Bigge 8./JG2 Spitfire Low Level 16:22 14 West N/5925
16-Apr-43 Josef Bigge 8./JG2 B-24D Liberator 700m 13:56 6925/14 West
15-Aug-43 Josef Bigge 2./JG2 Lancaster 4300m 23:23 Courville-sur-Eure (W Chartres)
06-Sep-43 Josef Bigge 2./JG2 B-17 Fortress 5500m 12:54 1km SW Tours

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Horst Hannig

Units:5./JG-54 (7/42 S.U.), 6./JG-54, Stfkpt 2/ JG-2 (5/43)

Awards:RK(5/9/42)-EL(1/3/44Post.), DK-G(12/1/41), EP(9/15/41), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-4 WNr 7530 (lost), Bf 109G-2 (lost), Fw 190A-4 WNr 7134 'Blk 1' (lost 5/43)

Remarks:KIA 15 May 1943. Shot down by Spitfires at Roquancourt, near Caen, France. Critically injured, he fell to his death when his chute failed to open! While in JG-54, he lost two AC without wounds; the Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7530 'DR+YX' 'Black ?' near Samoschje on 17 March, 1942 and another G-2 model 'Yellow 4' on 28 September, 1942, location unknown. 90 victories in the East, 1 heavy bomber. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 at Lalutschje on 7 July, 1942. An Il-2 at Lytukkovo on 24 July, 1942. A Pe-2 SW of Krestzy on 2 August, 1942. Two Yak-1's on 9 August, 1942. Two Yak-1's on 10 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 17 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 14 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3's on 28 October, 1942. Four LaGG-3's on 5 November, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 98 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 46 aerial victories for Horst Hannig

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location Comments
16-Feb-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 B-17 Fortress 4500m 11:55 50km NE Lannion
28-Mar-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Spitfire 7000m 13:26 60km NW Fecamp
04-Apr-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Spitfire 2500m 10:05 40km N Cherbourg
13-Apr-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Spitfire 5000m 16:46 12km SW Caen
13-Apr-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Spitfire 3000m 16:48 10km NWCaen
15-Apr-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Typhoon   17:00 2½km NNW Goderville
16-Apr-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Spitfire 6000m 08:50 45km NNW St Valery
15-May-43 Horst Hannig 2./JG2 Dogfight     Dogfight Roquancourt
07-Jul-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 10:00 Lalutschje
24-Jul-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 11:00 Lytukkovo
27-Jul-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 19:07 E Pola
02-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Pe-2 2800m 12:35 SW Krestzy
03-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 10:00 NE Pola
09-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 700m 10:10 56 164
09-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 900m 15:28 56 152
10-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 300m 15:55 47 421
10-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 18:32 47 562
12-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 18:50 54 473
14-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1   18:47 55 882
15-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 10:45 54 182
15-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 100m 11:00 54 242
21-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 I-180 2500m 06:30 55 872
22-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 06:03 54 462
22-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 06:10 54 424
22-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14:55 64 173
22-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2200m 18:05 54 251
23-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 200m 10:05 64 262
24-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12:45 54 263
25-Aug-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 18:20 S Subroff
01-Sep-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 MiG-3 700m 10:08 10 243
02-Sep-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 2200m 09:29 00 582
02-Sep-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 6000m 18:20 ostrand Leningrad
17-Sep-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 16:33 28 120
28-Sep-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-1 500m 10:05 18 411
06-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 MiG-3 3500m 12:55 38 714
12-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 15:50 38 783
14-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 16:26 19 333
28-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10:00 18 264
28-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10:03 18 264
29-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 20m 10:45 28 112
30-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 08:35 18 262
31-Oct-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 16:40 09 871
05-Nov-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 30m 08:00 12km N Bahnhof Pola
05-Nov-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 08:10 28 112
05-Nov-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08:15 28 111
05-Nov-42 Horst Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14:25 28 664

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Josef Heinzeller

Units:2(J)/LG-2, 5./JG-3 (5/40), 5./JG-3(6/41 S.U.), 3./JG-2(Triqueville 6/42), 2./JG-54, Stfkpt 1./JG-54(5/44)

Awards:DK-G(4/9/42), EP(8/11/41), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-1 'Blk 12' in LG-2, Bf 109F-4 'Yellow 6' in 3/JG-2, Fw 190A-2 WNr 325 'Yellow 2' in 3/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 in JG-54

Remarks:In 1/JG-54, where he replaced H. Wernicke (KIA), he was known to fly this A-8 'White 12'. One known victory, his 1st & 2nd, both Breguet 690's south of Abbeville, 31 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Fairey Battle at Amiens, 7 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 16 August, 1940. His 5th, a Defiant on 28 August, 1940, no location. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-16 at the Lück airfield on 23 June, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, an La-5 on 29 May, 1944. His 7th & 8th victories were Spitfires south of the Isle of Wight on 27 June, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire 15 km north of St. valery-en-Caux on 5 September, 1942. Another known Soviet victory, now in JG-54, a Yak-9 on 16 May, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a Yak-9 on 30 September, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, a Pe-2 on 27 October, 1944. He survived the war.

Asisbiz database list of 17 aerial victories for Josef Heinzeller

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location Comments
31-May-40 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 Breguet 690   18.25 S Abbeville
07-Jun-40 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 Fairey Battle   19.08 Amiens
31-May-40 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 Breguet 690   18.25 S Abbeville
07-Jun-40 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 Fairey Battle   19.08 Amiens
16-Aug-40 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 Spitfire   13.20 Ashford
28-Aug-40 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 Defiant   17.25  
19-May-42 Josef Heinzeller 3./JG2 Spitfire   15.40  
27-Jun-42 Josef Heinzeller 3./JG2 Spitfire   21.17 South of Isle of Wight
27-Jun-42 Josef Heinzeller 3./JG2 Spitfire   21.17 South of Isle of Wight
19-Aug-42 Josef Heinzeller 3./JG2 Spitfire   11.35  
05-Sep-42 Josef Heinzeller 3./JG2 Spitfire 7500m 11.42 10-15km N St Valery-en-Caux
15-Oct-42 Josef Heinzeller 3./JG2 Wellington 1500m 14.21 10km SE Tricqueville
23-Jun-41 Josef Heinzeller 5./JG3 I-16 Rata 1300m 04.55 Flugplatz Luck
16-May-44 Josef Heinzeller 2./JG54 Yak-9 50m 10.25 70 423
29-May-44 Josef Heinzeller 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 10.10 80 341
30-Sep-44 Josef Heinzeller 1./JG54 Yak-9 1400m 13.32 48 864
27-Oct-44 Josef Heinzeller 1./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 11.51 17 497

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase One: July-August 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 1) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Eddie J Creek (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Two: August-September 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 2) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Three: September-October 1940 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 3) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)
  • Jagdwaffe: Battle of Britain: Phase Four: November 1940-June 1941 (Luftwaffe Colours: Volume Two, Section 4) Paperback Eric Mombeek (Author), David Wadman (Author), Martin Pegg (Author)

 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/

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