Jagdgeschwader 5 'Eismeer' - JG5
Stab Jagdgeschwader 5 - Stab JG5
Stab IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 - Stab IV./JG5
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Stab IV./JG5 (+3 Aalborg-East Denmark Sep 1942
Focke Wulf Fw 190A Stab IV./JG5 (+3 Aalborg-East Denmark Sep 1942 01
I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 - I./JG5
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 1./JG5 (White 1+) W.Nr 130332 flown by theStaffelkapitanof I./JG5 Herdla, Norway 1942
Focke Wulf Fw 190A 1./JG5 (White 1+) W.Nr 130332 Herdla, Norway 1942 01 Photo 01: This Fw 190A-3, 'White 1', was flown by theStaffelkapitanof I./JG5 and was probably photographed at Herdla in Norway in the late Summer of 1942. When JG5 was formed in early 1942, the 1.Gruppe was at first raised by redesignating 1./JG77. Later, when two further Gruppen were raised to expand the Geschwader, the original I./JG5 was redesignated 6./JG5 and a new I.Staffelwas formed by redesignating 10./JG1. At first the 1.Gruppe was equipped with Bf-109E-7s, and from the Spring of 1942 flew Bf-109F-2s until June when it re-equipped with the Fw 190. The full Werk Nummer of this particular machine was 130332, but only the last three digits appeared on the tail and, although the original factory code allocated to this machine was CM+EB, it is unlikely that this remained under the wings once the aircraft was accepted by I./JG5.This aircraft was 35 per cent damaged in a take-off accident at Kjevik on 27 November 1942.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG5 (White 10+)Wolfgang Kosse,Staffelkapitanof 1./JG5 Herdla, Norway Oct 1942
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG5 (White 10+) pilotWolfgang KosseHerdla, Norway Oct 1942 00
Profile 00: Focke Wulf Fw 190A.4 'White 10' flown byOblt. Hptm. Wolfgang Kosse,Staffelkapitanof 1./JG5, Norway, October 1942. This aircraft was finished in a standard 74/75/76 scheme with the mottles on the fuselage sides being particularly dense and the fuselage number being unusually large. The motif on the engine cowling shows a monkey with his hindquarters on a grinding-wheel and was Kosse's personal emblem. Such motifs were quite unusual in JG5 where even Gruppe orStaffelbadges were rare. The RLM 70 spinner had a white tip.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG5 (White 10+) pilotWolfgang KosseHerdla, Norway Oct 1942 01
Photo 01: After having flown the outmoded Bf-109E long after other units had converted to more modern versions,JG5 eventually re-equipped with the Fw 190 in June 1942. The first part of the Geschwader to convert was IV./JG5, followed in July by 3./JG5 with the rest of 1. Gruppe converting about a month later. This particular aircraft, an Fw 190A-4, 'White 10' of I.Staffel, was flown by Hptm. Wolfgang Kosse and was photographed at Oslo-Fornebu in Norway in October 1942. Kosse had previously served with JG26 and had ten victories when, in May 1942, he was transferred to a gunnery course. On completion, he was transferred to l./JG5 where he became itsStaffelkapitan. In June 1943, Kosse becameStaffelkapitanof 5./JG5 but, in November, he was relieved of his command and demoted for making an unauthorised flight during which he damaged an aircraft. In January 1944, Kosse volunteered to serve with Sturmstaffell and flew Reichsverteidigung duties with this unit and also with JG3, subsequently becomingStaffelkapitanof 13./JG3. His final victory tally is not known, sources varying between 20 and 46, but the correct figure is believed to have been around 28. Hptm. Kosse was shot down by a Tempest and killed on 24 December 1944.
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 1./JG5 Yellow 5 France 1944
II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 - II./JG5
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 4./JG5 Blue 4 Herdla Norway 1945
III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 - III./JG5
IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 - IV./JG5
12. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5
Focke-Wulf Fw 190F8 12./JG5 Blaue 1 Blue 1 Unteroffizier Herbert Schäfer Norway 1945
12. Staffel/Squadron of Jagdgeschwader 5 "Eismeer" based at Herdla airfield, Norway
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 WNr 732183 Blue 4 flow by Commander 12/JG5 Bardufoss airfield end 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 12./JG5 'Eismeer' Herdla airfield Norway April 1945 Pilot Uffz Dietrich
Focke-Wulf Fw 190F8 12./JG5 Blaue 9 Leutnant Karl-Heinz 'Charly' Koch crash landed Norway 9th February 1945
Focke-Wulf Fw 190F8 12./JG5 Blue 10 Unteroffizier Julius Dolge Norway 1945
V Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 5 - V./JG5
Focke-Wulf Fw-109A3 14.(Jabo)/JG5 Black 1 flown by Hauptmann Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn, Staffelkapitan Petsamo Finland, June 1943.
Focke-Wulf Fw-109A 14.(Jabo)/JG5 Black 5 flown by Hauptmann Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn, Staffelkapitan Petsamo Finland, Nov 1943.
Focke-Wulf Fw-109A 14.(Jabo)/JG5 Black 6 Petsamo Finland, Nov 1943.
Focke-Wulf Fw-109A 14.(Jabo)/JG5 Black 6 Petsamo Finland, Nov 1943.
Units:6./JG-26(5/40), Stfkpt 5./JG-26(8/40), 1./JG-5, Sturmstf 1(2/44), 10./JG-3(6/44), Stfkpt 13./JG-3(10/44)
Awards:DK-G(1/1/45 Post), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-7 'Blk 8', Fw 190A-1 WNr 10100 'Blk 10', Fw 190A-4 'Wh 10'in JG-5, Fw 190A-9 WNr 205265 (lost)
Remarks:KIA 24 December, 1944 in Wk# 205265 '<O +' (or 'White 6' by another source) during aerial combat with an RAF Tempest in the Luttich/Liege area. His body has never been found. Busted from Oblt to Flieger on 30 November, 1943, for damaging an aircraft during an unauthorized flight. By the time of his death, he was promoted back to Hptm.. His 1st eleven victories in JG-26. His first victory was a Lysander at Mons on 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane 20 km NE of Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Dungeness on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire on 9 August, 1941 S of St Omer France, thought to be either Douglas Bader or 'Buck' Casson, Kdr of RAF No. 616 Sq.. His 10th, a Spitfire NNW of Calais on 4 April, 1942. A double victory on 11 February, 1944, two B-17's (n.l.) by Heidelberg as a Flg in Sturmstaffel 1. His 20th, a B-24 on 9 April, 1944, no location. Two B-17's on 29 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 25th, a P-47 at Aachen-Kerpen on 17 December, 1944. Two Typhoon's in the Ardennes sector on 24 December, 1944. Mombeek MIA List.
Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories out 28 for Wolfgang Kosse
Karl Heinz 'Charly' Koch
Units: 4./JG-3 (9/43 Holland), Stfkpt 4./JG-3 (12/43 Rotenberg), 13(Z)./JG-5 (9/44), Stfkpt 13(Z)./JG-5 (4/45)
Awards: EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 WNr350185 'Blue 9' (dam 2/45), Fw 190A-8 'Blue 9' (70% damaged 4/45)
Remarks: One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 over Holland on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time. He became Stfkpt after the death of Werner Lucas, the end of October, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, now a Lt in JG-5, a Yak-9 on 27 September, 1944. Another, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. Werk # 350185 was either lost or damaged during aerial combat on 9 February, 1945 near Herdla Norway, no further detail given; Koch was in 12/JG-5 at the time. Koch crashed a second A-8 on 8 April, 1945 at Herdla Norway. His disposition unknown. Deceased 10 March, 2001.
Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Karl-Heinz Koch
Rudolf 'Rudi' Linz
Units: 8./JG-5(9/43 S.U.), 4./JG-5(3/44), 11./JG-5(8/44 S.U.), 9./JG-5, Stfkpt 12./JG-5(2/45 Herdla Norway)
Awards: RK(3/12/45 Post.), DK-G(1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109G-2 'Black 4' in 8/JG-5, Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 WNr 732183 'Blue 4+o' (lost 2/9/45)
Remarks: KIA 9 February, 1945 in his 'Blue 4' near Meistad Norway, after shooting down his 69th & 70 victories, a British Beaufighter and a Finnish P-51. Buried Bergen-Soldheim, 1/17/10 (Rosseels). Volksbund id's date of death as 17 February, 1945. 55 victories in the North. His first known victory, two Soviet P-40's on 23 September, 1943. A P-39 and a P-40 on 24 September, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 February, 1944. A P-39 E of Njamoken on 8 March, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 April, 1944. Five P-39's on 23 April, 1944. Three P-39's South of Petsamo on 10 May, 1944. Two Yak-9's on 11 May, 1944. Two Il-2's, two P-40's and a P-39 on 16 May, 1944. Five Boston III's N of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. Four Boston III's and a P-40 in the Vardöarea on 26 May, 1944. Three P-39's S of Ura Guba on 7 June, 1944. Nine victories on 17 June, 1944. Two Yak-9's and a P-40 on 17 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 3 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Photo
Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Rudolf 'Rudi' Linz
Awards: Wound Badge, Assault Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Fw 190A-8 WNr 350177 'Blue 1' (lost 2/9/45))
Remarks: WIA 9 February, 1945 during aerial combat north of Herdla Norway.
No known aerial victories for Herbert Schäfer
Friedrich Wilhelm 'Straks' Strakeljahn
Units: Stfkpt 2/LG-2, 2./JG-77(1/42 S.U.), 7./JG-77(7/42), Stfkpt 12 & 14(Jabo)./JG-5(7/43), Kdr II/SG-4
Awards: RK(8/19/43), DK-G(9/7/42), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft: Bf 109E, Hs 123A, Fw 190A-3 WNr 5508 'Blk 3'(7/43)& A-4, Bf 110G-4, Hs 129B-1, Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 WNr 931018 (lost 7/6/44)
Remarks: KIA 6 July, 1944 after his Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931018 was shot down by flak near Dünaburg S.U.. 'Straks' achieved great success as Jabo pilot against coastal shipping in the White Sea area until April 1944, when the unit was redesignated 4/SG-4, and transferred to Italy. While in 14(Jabo)/JG-5, he had a landing accident on 7 July, 1943 in Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0135 508 'Black 5' as a result of flak damage. 300+ combat missions. Exact number of victories unknown, at least nine. His first two victories were Lysanders; one at Lille, the other at Le Cateau on 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire over England on 20 October, 1940. A Spitfire (no location) on 14 Feb., 1941, while in 2/LG-2. An I-16 Rata on 21 January, 1942. A Pe-2 on 15 March, 1942. A 9th, a Yak-1 on 1 July, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. Photo
Asisbiz database list of 8 aerial victories for Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn
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/