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II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 ‘Richthofen'

5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 - 5./JG2

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A 5./JG2 (Black 1+-) pilot Horst Benno Kruger W.Nr 269 France 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 5./JG2 (Black 1+-) pilot Horst Benno Kruger W.Nr 269 France 1942 01

Photo 01: Ground staff manoeuvring 'Black 1' of 5./JG2. Lt. Horst Benno Kruger was flying this aircraft, W.Nr. 269, on a sweep over the Channel on 26 July 1942 when he became involved in an air battle with Spitfires and was shot down. Lt. Kruger baled out and parachuted into the sea south of Dungeness. He was rescued by an air-sea rescue launch and taken prisoner, suffering no more than a broken ankle.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 JG2.5 (Black 2+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Apr 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 5./JG2 (Black 2+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Apr 1942 01

Photo 01: Three Fw 190A-2s of 5./JG2 begin their take-off run from the airfield at Beaumont-le-Roger in early April 1942. Note that the aircraft on the left, coded 'Black 8', is believed to have been the machine later assigned to Oblt. Wilhelm-Ferdinand 'Wutz' Galland, the Staffelkapitan of 5./JG26.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 5./JG2 (Black 8+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Apr 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A2 5./JG2 (Black 8+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Apr 1942 01

Photo 01: Three Fw 190A-2s of 5./JG2 begin their take-off run from the airfield at Beaumont-le-Roger in early April 1942. Note that the aircraft on the left, coded 'Black 8', is believed to have been the machine later assigned to Oblt. Wilhelm-Ferdinand 'Wutz' Galland, the Staffelkapitan of 5./JG26.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 JG2.5 (B10+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Apr 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A2 5./JG2 (Black 10+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Apr 1942 01

Photo 01: Three Fw 190A-2s of 5./JG2 begin their take-off run from the airfield at Beaumont-le-Roger in early April 1942. Note that the aircraft on the left, coded 'Black 8', is believed to have been the machine later assigned to Oblt. Wilhelm-Ferdinand 'Wutz' Galland, the Staffelkapitan of 5./JG26.

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 2 - 6./JG2

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 6./JG2 (Brown 4+-) France 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 6./JG2 (Brown 13+-) France 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 6./JG2 (Yellow 2+-) Werk Nr 5216 Beaumont-le-Roger, France Feb 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 6./JG2 (Yellow 2+-) Werk Nr 5216 Beaumont-le-Roger, France Feb 1942 01

Photo 01: In February 1942, II./JG2, then equipped with the Bf-109F, began to receive the Fw 190, the first examples going to 6. Staffel at Beaumont-Le-Roger. Parked behind 'Yellow 2', W.Nr. 5216, are 'Yellow 10' and Yellow 3', all Fw 190A-2s. 'Yellow 2 was lost during the air battle over Dieppe on 19 August 1942 and its pilot, Uffz. Gunter Geguns, posted missing. At the time of this photograph, possibly taken in April 1942, parts of the Geschwader still retained the Bf-109F and the tail of a Gruppenstab machine is visible bottom left.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 6./JG2 (Yellow 9+-) background France 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 6./JG2 (Yellow 9+-) background France 1942 01

Photo 01: Believed to have been photographed in late 1942 when the Gruppe was converting to the Fw 190, this Bf-109F-4 belonged to the Stab of II./JG2. Also shown are the Fw 190s of 6./JG2 which at that time was commanded by Ritterkreuztrager Lt. Erich Rudorffer background.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A2 6./JG2 (Yellow 10+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Feb 1942

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 6./JG2 (Yellow 10+-) Beaumont-le-Roger, France Feb 1942 01

Photo 01: In February 1942, II./JG2, then equipped with the Bf-109F, began to receive the Fw 190, the first examples going to 6. Staffel at Beaumont-Le-Roger. Parked behind 'Yellow 2', W.Nr. 5216, are 'Yellow 10' and Yellow 3', all Fw 190A-2s. 'Yellow 2 was lost during the air battle over Dieppe on 19 August 1942 and its pilot, Uffz. Gunter Geguns, posted missing. At the time of this photograph, possibly taken in April 1942, parts of the Geschwader still retained the Bf-109F and the tail of a Gruppenstab machine is visible bottom left.

 
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Horst Benno Krüger

Units:Stfkpt 5./JG-2 (8/41), Stab II./JG-2 (12/41)

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

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F in '41, Fw 190A-2 WNr 20269 'Black 1'(lost 7/26/42) in July '42

Remarks:POW 26 July, 1942 after aerial combat with 2 Spitfires of RAF No. 91 Sq., 10 km south of Dungeness. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire downed on 4 September, 1941, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 18 September, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 21 September, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 27 September, 1941. His 7th, a Halifax near Brest on 30 December, 1941. Two victories on 12 February, 1942; a Swordfish and a Spitfire. Magnus, 16 victories.

Asisbiz database list of 16 aerial victories for Horst-Benno Kruger

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
26-Aug-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   19:25 -
04-Sep-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   17:39 -
18-Sep-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   16:10 -
20-Sep-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   16:53 -
21-Sep-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   16:20 -
27-Sep-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   15:30 -
30-Dec-41 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Halifax   15:25 Brest
12-Feb-42 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Swordfish 150m 13:49 Pl.Qu. 2257/05 Ost
12-Feb-42 Horst-Benno Kruger Stab II./JG2 Swordfish   13:48 Sea 10km N Gravelines
14-Mar-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire   18:10 SU-5 sea NW Le Havre
14-Mar-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire 3500m 18:15 Pl.Qu. 1116/15 West
01-May-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire   16:30 -
04-May-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire   15:52 -
31-May-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire   19:35 -
05-Jun-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire   15:43 -
05-Jun-42 Horst-Benno Kruger 5./JG2 Spitfire   15:41 -

 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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