Fw 190A Table

Jagdgeschwader 51 Emblem

I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51

1. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 1./JG51

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG51 pilot Gunther Josten 1942 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe JG51 pilot Gunther Josten 1944 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot I./JG51 Gunther Josten 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot JG51 Oskar Romm 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 White 1 of 1./JG51 Molders flown by Staffelkapitan Oberleutnant Joachim Brendel from Orscha in December 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A 1./JG51 (White 1+) Russia 1942

Photo 01: This Fw 190A-3, 'White 1', also of I./JG51, during an attack on the airbase. This machine has been fitted with MG/FF cannon in the outer wings. Note again the light background surrounding the swastika where the normal grey factory finish on the uppersurfaces has been re-sprayed to provide a darker camouflage.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 1./JG51 (White 2+) Russia 1942

Photo 01: This Fw 190A-3, 'White 2', also of I./JG51, during an attack on the airbase. This machine has been fitted with MG/FF cannon in the outer wings. Note again the light background surrounding the swastika where the normal grey factory finish on the uppersurfaces has been re-sprayed to provide a darker camouflage.

Attack versions

While nearly all variants of the Fw 190 could carry bombs and other air-to-ground ordnance, there were two dedicated attack versions of the Fw 190. The Luftwaffe was looking for aircraft to replace the Henschel Hs 123 biplane, which were seriously outmatched in 1942, as well as the slow and heavy Junkers Ju 87. The excellent low-level performance and reasonably high power of the Fw 190 suggested it would be a 'natural' in this role. Two versions of the Fw 190 were eventually built, customized for this mission.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A 1./JG51 (White 3+) Russia 1942

Photo 01: This Fw 190A-3, 'White 3', also of I./JG51, during an attack on the airbase. This machine has been fitted with MG/FF cannon in the outer wings. Note again the light background surrounding the swastika where the normal grey factory finish on the uppersurfaces has been re-sprayed to provide a darker camouflage.

Focke Wulf Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3 1./JG51 White 6 Günther Josten Russia 1942

Photograph Source: Flugzeug Classic 2011-11

Focke Wulf Fw 190A3 1./JG51 (White 6+) Russia 1942 01

Photo 01: This Fw 190A-3, 'White 6', also of I./JG51, has been fitted with MG/FF cannon in the outer wings. Note again the light background surrounding the swastika where the normal grey factory finish on the uppersurfaces has been re-sprayed to provide a darker camouflage.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 1./JG51 (White 9+) flown by ace Oskar Romm Russia 1942

Photo 01: This Fw 190A-3, 'White 9', also of I./JG51, during an attack on the airbase. This machine has been fitted with MG/FF cannon in the outer wings. Note again the light background surrounding the swastika where the normal grey factory finish on the uppersurfaces has been re-sprayed to provide a darker camouflage.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 10 flown by an unknown pilot of 1./JG51 Eastern Front 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG51 White 11 flown by an unknown pilot of Eastern Front 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG51 (White 12+) Eastern Front 1943

I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51

2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 2./JG51

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-3 2./JG51 (B2+) WNr 2278 Erich Pflaum 85km from St. Peterburg Sep 29th 1942

I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51

3. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 3./JG51

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Josef Jennewein 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Josef Jennewein Orel July 1943 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 3./JG51 Brown 5 crash landed Central Russia 1942-43

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 3./JG51 Brown 7 based in Vyazma Russia 1942-43

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 3./JG51 Brown 8 based in Russia 1942

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 3./JG51 Yellow 5 flown by Leutnant Josef Jennewein Orel Russia June 1943

II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51

III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51

7 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 7./JG51

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 of 7./JG51 (White 6+I) flown by unknown pilot at Orel, 1943.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 of 7./JG51 (White 11+I) flown by Herbert Wehnelt at Orel, 1943.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A3 flown by Herbert Wehnelt, Staffelkapitan of 7./JG51, at Orel, 1943. Wehnelt scored 36 victories before being promoted to command of Ergaenzungsgruppe West in August of 1943

8 Staffel III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 8./JG51

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 8./JG51 Black 7 based in Russia 1943

Photo: 'Black 7', an Fw 190 A of 8./JG51 after a landing accident in slippery conditions, probably in the early winter of 1943. The snow must have fallen quite recently as the uppersurfaces of this aircraft retain an overall dark green camouflage which has apparently been applied over the original RLM 74/75/76 scheme, traces of which are still visible around the swastika. The small vertical III. Gruppe bar in white is characteristic of III./JG51 which also adopted a narrow, yellow rear fuselage band, the upper part of which has, in this instance, been overpainted to improve the aircraft's camouflage when viewed from above. The usual yellow panel is visible under the nose and the underside of the wingtips would also have been yellow.

IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51

10 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 10./JG51

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 10./JG51 (White 8++) Esatern Front (Russia) Summer of 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 10./JG51 (White 10++) Werk Number 2315 landing mishap Central Russia March 1943

Photo: A crashed Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 10./JG51 (White 10++) Werk Number 2315 landing mishap Central Russia March 1943

11 Staffel IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 51 - 11./JG51

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 11./JG51 (Black 1++) Central Russia July 12 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 11./JG51 (Black 3++) Central Russia July 12 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 11./JG51 (Black 6++) Erwin Grossmann Werk Number 2362 Central Russia July 12 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 11./JG51 (Black 10++) Central Russia July 12 1943

 
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Joachim Brendel

Units:1 & 2./JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 1./JG-51 (4/43), Kdr III./JG-51 (4/45)

Awards:RK(11/22/43)-EL(1/14/45), DK-G(7/12/43), EP(3/15/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-7 WNr 5079 (ceashed), Bf 109F 'Black 7' in '41, Bf 109F-2 WNr 8079 (lost 2/6/42; WIC at Stataja-Russa, his bomb exploded), Bf 109G in '42, Fw 190A-6 WNr 470002 'White 1' (lost 7/28/43) in Staffel, Bf 109G-10 in III Grp

Remarks:WIA 28 July, 1943; hit by flak over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 54654. 90+ Il-2 Stormoviks with tailgunners!. 950 combat missions. 162 missions were close support missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 29 June, 1941. An Il-2 on 8 December, 1942. A MiG-3 SW of Srelyj on 14 December, 1942. Among many multiple victories, three Pe-2's on 6 January, 1943. Three Pe-2's on 18 January, 1943. Two Il-2's on 24 February, 1943. Three Il-2's on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 21 March, 1943. An R-5 on 5 May, 1943. Two Il-2's (m.H.) on 22 July, 1943. His 100th victory, one of six this date, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) near Logatino on 22 November, 1943. Two 'e/a' (most likely Soviet) on 18 February, 1945. Three more of the same on 20 February, 1945. His 189th, and last victory, an 'e/a' on 25 April, 1945. Survived the war. Germany's 18th ranked fighter Ace. Deceased 7 July,1974. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 159 aerial victories for Joachim Brendel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, June 29, 1941 Joachim Brendel 12./JG51 DB-3   18:20  
Tuesday, December 8, 1942 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:00 26 192
Monday, December 14, 1942 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 MiG-3 400m 10:42 SW Srelyj
Wednesday, January 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 10:44 07 813
Wednesday, January 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 10:57 07 851
Wednesday, January 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 800m 11:00 07 822
Saturday, January 16, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 MiG-3 100m 08:16 17 712
Monday, January 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 08:05 07 783
Monday, January 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 08:09 06 131
Monday, January 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08:02 07 744
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09:15 54 131
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09:12 54 122
Sunday, March 7, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14:25 36 432
Tuesday, March 9, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07:27 63 244
Tuesday, March 9, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 07:32 63 433
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 06:40 53 562
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 06:42 53 543
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 06:44 53 822
Sunday, March 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 16:23 45 521
Sunday, March 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 LaGG-3 Low Level 16:05 53 763
Thursday, April 15, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Pe-2 7000m 09:28 64 813
Wednesday, May 5, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 R-5 Low Level 07:00 62 141
Thursday, May 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:30 64 754
Friday, May 7, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 05:05 63 121
Friday, May 7, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 05:15 63 181
Saturday, May 8, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 07:49 63 644
Tuesday, May 11, 1943 Joachim Brendel 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:30 53 632
Friday, May 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 100m 11:24 63 151
Saturday, June 5, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 09:35 44 484
Tuesday, June 8, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 19:11 54 892
Tuesday, June 8, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 19:12 54 864
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-1 3000m 19:37 44 472
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 19:49 45 893
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 19:49 45 893
Monday, July 5, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 08:52 63 694
Monday, July 5, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 08:54 73 571
Tuesday, July 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 05:39 53 653
Tuesday, July 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 13:55 63 553
Wednesday, July 7, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 2000m 08:20 53 693
Thursday, July 8, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 03:58 63 573
Thursday, July 8, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 03:51 63 741
Friday, July 9, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 05:41 63 553
Friday, July 9, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 1000m 05:42 63 552
Friday, July 9, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 05:44 63 523
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 MiG-3 800m 03:55 63 567
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 19:40 54 275
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 19:46 54 249
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:54 64 897
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:48 63 231
Monday, July 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:45 63 226
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 11:47 63 264
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 09:30 62 225
Wednesday, July 14, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 14:37 54 172
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 10:23 53 636
Saturday, July 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 19:08 54 639
Monday, July 19, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-1 Low Level 12:03 63 814
Tuesday, July 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-1 100m 09:20 64 875
Wednesday, July 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 18:15 64 811
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 13:08 63 133
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:10 63 135
Sunday, July 25, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 12:32 53 425
Sunday, July 25, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 800m 12:30 53 427 (in 19743)
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 10:35 54 657
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 10:37 54 654
Wednesday, July 28, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 10:39 54 643
Tuesday, August 3, 1943 Joachim Brendel 8./JG51 LaGG-3 1100m 16:27 53 456
Friday, August 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 8./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 12:18 O Karatschew
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 17:05 West of Yelnya
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 08:00 NE Akatovskoye-See
Friday, September 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:48 Chamino
Friday, September 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 6000m 07:18 Volkovo
Friday, September 17, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 10:43 Wjasoka
Sunday, September 19, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1500m 15:42 West of Schenkovo
Monday, September 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 13:20 Olegniki
Tuesday, October 5, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 400m 15:10 Lenino
Wednesday, October 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 11:30 06 172
Wednesday, October 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 15:15 06 149
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 11:20 Gorki
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 6000m 13:00 Litovka
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 3000m 08:55 bdOrt Dajevo
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 15:00 Uborov
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 15:15 Trud
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 1500m 10:10 02 251
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:28 02 211
Friday, October 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 13:43 Kortchevka
Monday, October 25, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 200m 11:15 03 878
Saturday, November 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 14:35 Molovilovka
Saturday, November 6, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3500m 07:30 NW Kiev
Thursday, November 11, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 09:40 NE Biala-Terkiev
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09:07 13 371
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 12:05 SW Klimovka
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:25 NE Kostyukovka
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:27 Logatino
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:30 13 377
Monday, November 22, 1943 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 09:05 03 493
Monday, January 10, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 4500m 14:30 66 749
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:50 05 162
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10:36 06 788
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab I./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 10:35 05 126
Wednesday, January 12, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab I./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 09:58 96 831
Saturday, February 5, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 14:28 93 337
Saturday, April 8, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 09:38 42 676
Sunday, April 30, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13:47 42 871
Friday, June 23, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 10:30 05 421
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 100m 10:50 05 382
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 10:36 05 427
Friday, June 30, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 17:50 94 313
Sunday, July 9, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 2000m 07:15 64 744
Wednesday, July 19, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 17:50 32 816
Saturday, July 29, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 10:05 34 746
Monday, August 7, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 500m 08:30 22 312
Monday, August 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 17:22 12 328
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 08:36 24 765
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 14:20 24 791
Friday, August 18, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 16:40 13 392
Sunday, August 20, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 12:42 13 523
Monday, August 21, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 500m 16:22 12 522
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik   08:42 23 129
Tuesday, August 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 08:25 23 128
Thursday, August 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 14:37 13 264
Thursday, August 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 11:45 24 745
Friday, August 25, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-7 300m 06:57 13 529
Friday, August 25, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 07:14 13 521
Saturday, August 26, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 LaGG-3 500m 08:45 13 264
Monday, August 28, 1944 Joachim Brendel 1./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 14:11 13 245
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 16:55 27 516
Saturday, September 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 16:58 27 556
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 16:12 37 346
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 500m 15:56 37 354
Friday, September 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 10:27 27 491
Sunday, September 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08:28 37 362 (E)
Thursday, October 5, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 15:27 27 883
Thursday, October 5, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 15:30 27 739
Friday, October 6, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 11:44 36 345
Friday, October 6, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 11:58 36 377
Monday, October 9, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 14:38 26 725
Friday, October 13, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 15:34 25 267
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:45 16 173
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 15:05 16 326
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 12:05 25 228
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:47 16 155
Saturday, October 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:46 16 157
Monday, October 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 09:59 25 256
Monday, October 16, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 10:02 25 261
Wednesday, October 18, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 09:46 25 484
Friday, October 20, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 10:06 25 243
Sunday, October 22, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-9 1000m 12:36 25 367
Tuesday, October 24, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 50m 12:45 25 511
Thursday, December 14, 1944 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Yak-3 Low Level 12:18 25 329
Sunday, February 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, February 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Tuesday, February 20, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Friday, February 23, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Sunday, March 18, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -
Wednesday, April 25, 1945 Joachim Brendel Stab III./JG51 Abschuß   - -

Knights Cross

Günther Josten DOB 11/7/1921

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

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

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

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

Wikipedia Biography:He joined the Luftwaffe in January 1940 and was transferred to the Jagdgruppe Drontheim on 1 November 1941. At the end of August 1942 he was reassigned to 3./Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders" (3./JG 51—3rd squadron of the 51st fighter wing) on the Eastern front. On 23 February 1943 he claimed his first aerial victory. On 10 July 1943 he scored multiple times for his claims 8 to 10. Three days later on 13 July he shot down 5 Il-2 Sturmoviks for victories 12 to 16. All in all he claimed 19 victories in July and 30 in August. After a successful September with 26 victories he was transferred to Luftkriegsschule Fürstenfeldbruck. He returned to his Staffel on 3 February 1944. Two days later he claimed two Bostons and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross as Oberfeldwebel.

He claimed his 90th victory on 2 May 1944 and was promoted to Leutnant. On 18 September 1944 he took command of 3./JG 51 as Staffelkapitän. On 20 September he reached the century mark. His 123rd aerial victory was a Boeing B-17 on a supply mission to Warsaw. By October 26 his score had reached 139 claims. His 150th kill was claimed on 16 February 1945. On 28 March 1945 Oberleutnant Josten was awarded the 810th Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross for 161 aerial victories. He was promoted to Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG 51 on 18 April 1945. His last seven aerial victories were claimed on 25 April 1945.

Josten flew 420 combat missions, was never shot down, and was officially credited with shooting down 178 enemy aircraft. His brother, Reinhard Josten, also served in Jagdgeschwader 51 and was killed returning from a mission on 21 April 1942.

Later life: After World War II, Günther Josten rejoined the military service in the Bundeswehr and succeeded Erich Hartmann as Geschwaderkommodore of Jagdgeschwader 71. It was under his command that Jagdgeschwader 71 reequipped the Canadair Sabre with the U.S.-made Lockheed F-104 Starfighter. Oberst Josten retired on 31 March 1981.

Asisbiz Database of 154 aerial victories for Günther Josten

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

Some of the most widely used Book References:

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945 (in German). Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 - 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Thomas, Franz (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

Knights Cross

Oskar 'Ossi' Romm - Oberleutnant

Oskar "Ossi" Romm was born on 18 December 1919 at Haindorf in the Isergebirge region of Friedland/Sudetenland. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1939 and trained as a fighter pilot from July 1941 to August 1942. Romm was posted to JG 51 based on the Eastern front on 11 September 1942. Unteroffizier Romm was assigned to 1./JG 51. His first combat mission on 29 September ended with a belly landing and some minor injuries. His second resulted in his first victory when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft on 4 December, but was again followed by a belly landing and further injuries. He then enjoyed spectacular success. He shot down three enemy aircraft on 13 July 1943 to record his 18th through 20th victories, five on 14 August (32-36) and six on 20 August (43-48).

From late August 1943, Romm undertook a period of instructing with Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost. He returned to 1./JG 51 in January 1944. He shot down six enemy aircraft on 5 February (71-76). Oberfeldwebel Romm was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 29 February for 76 victories. On 1 June 1944, Leutnant Romm was transferred to the Stabsschwarm of IV./JG 3 on Reichverteidigung duties. On 7 July, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 15./JG 3. He shot down his first four-engine bomber on 7 July 1944. In all he accounted for eight four-engine bombers while with the unit, including three USAAF B-24s in one attack on 27 September 1944.

In November 1944, Romm was transferred to lead 4./JG 3 and then to the Stabsschwarm of I./EJG 1. Romm was appointed Staffelkapitän of 15./JG 3, based on the Eastern front, on 15 January 1945. There the unit undertook fighter-bomber and ground attack missions against the advancing Russian army. Romm was credited with 34 tanks destroyed as well many other vehicles. On 18 February 1945, Oberleutnant Romm became Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG 3, taking over from Major Erwin Bacsila (34 victories, DK). He recorded a further six victories to bring his victory total to 92. Romm's wartime career ended on 24 April 1945, when he was severely injured in a crash-landing when, following aerial combat with Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks south of Stettin, his engine overheated.

Oskar Romm accounted for 92 enemy aircraft in 283 combat missions, including 54 fighter-bomber missions. He recorded 82 victories over the Eastern front including at least 34 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. Of his 10 victories recorded over the Western front, eight were four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 4.12.1942 - Il-2 1./JG 51 -
? 15.1.1943 12:45 MiG-3 1./JG 51 07 651: 2.000m
? 24.2.1943 9:46 Il-2 1./JG 51 44 282
? 24.2.1943 9:48 Il-2 1./JG 51 44 252
? 18.3.1943 7:11 Pe-2 1./JG 51 53 322: 3.500m
? 20.4.1943 12:15 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 64 624: 1.300m
? 10.6.1943 19:20 Il-2 1./JG 51 44 454
? 5.7.1943 8:55 Il-2 1./JG 51 73 573: 150m
? 5.7.1943 11:50 MiG-3 1./JG 51 63 774: 2.500m
? 8.7.1943 3:57 Il-2 1./JG 51 63 713
? 8.7.1943 9:39 Il-2 1./JG 51 63 714: 400m
? 9.7.1943 12:17 Il-2 1./JG 51 63 563: 200m
? 10.7.1943 13:27 LaGG-3 1./JG 51 63 529: 800m
? 11.7.1943 3:47 MiG-3 1./JG 51 63 587: 1.500m
18 13.7.1943 - E/a 1./JG 51 -
19 13.7.1943 13:43 Il-2 1./JG 51 63 242: 300m
20 13.7.1943 14:00 Il-2 1./JG 51 63 256: 400m
21 21.7.1943 18:15 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 64 811: 500m
22 23.7.1943 11:37 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 43 243: 1.000m
23 1.8.1943 15:15 Il-2 1./JG 51 54 766: 400m
24 1.8.1943 15:18 Il-2 1./JG 51 54 764: 300m
25 2.8.1943 4:20 Il-2 1./JG 51 E Linojewo: 700m
26 2.8.1943 4:22 MiG-3 1./JG 51 Muchanowa area: 350m
27 2.8.1943 4:35 Pe-2 1./JG 51 W Jsemenowka: 2.500m
28 2.8.1943 4:36 Pe-2 1./JG 51 53 492: 2.500m
29 2.8.1943 18:34 Il-2 1./JG 51 E Karatschew: 250m
30 7.8.1943 8:20 MiG-3 1./JG 51 54 844: 50m
31 7.8.1943 14:24 Il-2 1./JG 51 54 881: 300m
32 14.8.1943 6:26 Il-2 1./JG 51 51 858: 300m
33 14.8.1943 6:28 Il-2 1./JG 51 51 825: 250m
34 14.8.1943 10:50 P-40 1./JG 51 51 179: 4.000m
35 14.8.1943 11:20 Boston III 1./JG 51 Stalina: 6.000m
36 14.8.1943 13:22 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 N Krysino: 800m
37 18.8.1943 6:48 Yak-1 1./JG 51 E Kotlyarov: 2.800m
38 18.8.1943 7:24 Il-2 1./JG 51 E Beslyudovka: 1.000m
39 18.8.1943 7:25 Il-2 1./JG 51 E Beslyndovka: 1.000m
40 20.8.1943 5:40 Il-2 1./JG 51 SE Akhtryka: 900m
41 20.8.1943 5:41 Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 850m
42 20.8.1943 5:43 Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 500m
43 20.8.1943 5:44 Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 200m
44 20.8.1943 6:19 Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 1.000m
45 20.8.1943 6:21 Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 400m
46 21.8.1943 14:19 Il-2 1./JG 51 E Peressetschnaya: 500m
47 22.8.1943 6:25 Il-2 1./JG 51 E Perssetschnaya: 600m
48 22.8.1943 7:00 Il-2 1./JG 51 S Giyevka: 500m
49 23.8.1943 13:20 Il-2 1./JG 51 SE Tscherkaskoye: 1.000m
50 23.8.1943 16:41 P-2 1./JG 51 E Ossnova: 3.600m
51 26.8.1943 17:12 Yak-1 1./JG 51 41 597: 3.000m
52 26.8.1943 17:14 Yak-1 1./JG 51 41 586: 2.800m
53 27.8.1943 13:00 MiG-3 1./JG 51 Taranovka: 6.000m
54 27.8.1943 13:07 Il-2 1./JG 51 Taranovka: 200m
55 28.8.1943 11:55 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 Wrbelura: 3.500m
56 31.8.1943 18:00 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 1km W Yel'nya: 2.000m
57 31.8.1943 18:30 Pe-2 1./JG 51 18km E Yel'nya: 2.500m
58 4.9.1943 13:30 Il-2 1./JG 51 35km SW Novograditsche: 1.000m
59 4.9.1943 13:31 Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Lenkino: 1.000m
60 4.9.1943 13:32 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 4km S Wederinki: 1.200m
61 4.9.1943 13:36 LaGG-5 1./JG 51 2km S Unbakovo: 1.500m
62 4.9.1943 17:17 P-2 1./JG 51 SW Tsofonovo: 2.500m
63 5.9.1943 15:29 MiG-3 1./JG 51 35 379: 3.600m
64 6.9.1943 4:30 Boston 1./JG 51 2km W Yaroslavek: 5.500m
65 6.9.1943 15:14 Yak-7 1./JG 51 1km SW Voroshanka: 1.500m
66 6.9.1943 18:12 P-2 1./JG 51 6km NW Beredina Luika
67 7.9.1943 16:12 Yak-7 1./JG 51 1km E Vilarovka: 800m
68 8.9.1943 7:38 Yak-7 1./JG 51 5km NE Rubtofta: 800m
69 8.9.1943 7:47 Yak-7 1./JG 51 5km S Kirov: 500m
70 9.9.1943 18:10 MiG-3 1./JG 51 NE Dukhovshchina: 3.800m
71 5.2.1944 8:58 Yak-9 1./JG 51 93 329 2.500m
72 5.2.1944 9:00 Boston III 1./JG 51 93 351 2.000m
73 5.2.1944 9:01 Boston III 1./JG 51 93 324 800m
74 5.2.1944 9:02 Boston III 1./JG 51 93 345 700m
75 5.2.1944 9:03 Boston III 1./JG 51 93 474 1.700m
76 5.2.1944 9:04 Boston III 1./JG 51 93 428 1.600m
77 7.7.1944 9:40 B-24 2./JG 51 Oschersleben area: 6.500m 
78 18.7.1944 10:50 B-17 12./JG 3 30km SE Memmingen: 7.500m
79 18.7.1944 10:50 B-17 12./JG 3 30km SE Memmingen: 7.800m
80 18.7.1944 10:55 P-51 12./JG 3 near Kempten: 7.500m
81 27.9.1944 11:06 B-24 15./JG 3 Eschwege area
82 27.9.1944 11:06 B-24 15./JG 3 Eschwege area
83 27.9.1944 11:07 B-24 15./JG 3 Eschwege area
84 28.9.1944 12:50 B-17 15./JG 3 W Halberstadt
85 28.9.1944 12:51 B-17 15./JG 3 W Halberstadt
86 2.11.1944 12:38 P-51 4./JG 3 KD 8.200m
87 18.2.1945 - Il-2 Stab IV./JG 3 -
88 19.2.1945 - P-39 Stab IV./JG 3 -
89 19.2.1945 - Yak-3 Stab IV./JG 3 -
90 3.3.1945 17:10 P-39 Stab IV./JG 3 -
91 6.3.1945 - LaGG-3 Stab IV./JG 3 -
92 21.3.1945 - Il-2 Stab IV./JG 3 -

  • Victories : 92
  • Awards : Ehrenpokal (2 October 1943)
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1943)
    Ritterkreuz (29 February 1944)
  • Units : JG 51, EJG 1, JG 3

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

Asisbiz database list of 87 aerial victories out of 92 for Oskar Romm

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, January 15, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 2000m 12:45 07 651
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09:46 44 282
Wednesday, February 24, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09:48 44 252
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 3500m 07:11 53 322
Tuesday, April 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1300m 12:15 64 624
Thursday, June 10, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 19:20 44 454
Monday, July 05, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 08:55 73 573
Monday, July 05, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 2500m 11:50 63 774
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 09:39 63 714
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 03:57 63 713
Friday, July 09, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12:17 63 563
Saturday, July 10, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-3 800m 13:27 63 529
Sunday, July 11, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 1500m 03:47 63 587
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13:43 63 242
Tuesday, July 13, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 14:00 63 256
Wednesday, July 21, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 500m 18:15 64 811
Friday, July 23, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 11:37 43 243
Sunday, August 01, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 15:15 54 766
Sunday, August 01, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 15:18 54 764
Monday, August 02, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 250m 18:34 O Karatschew
Monday, August 02, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 700m 04:20 O Linojewo
Monday, August 02, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 350m 04:22 bd Ort Muchanowa
Monday, August 02, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 04:35 West of Jsemenowka
Monday, August 02, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 04:36 53 492
Saturday, August 07, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 50m 08:20 54 844
Saturday, August 07, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14:24 54 881
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 06:26 51 858
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 250m 06:28 51 825
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 10:50 51 179
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 6000m 11:20 Stalina
Saturday, August 14, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 800m 13:22 N Krysino
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 07:24 E Beslyudovka
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 07:25 E Beslyndovka
Wednesday, August 18, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-1 2800m 06:48 E Kotlyarov
Friday, August 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 06:21 SW Akhtryka
Friday, August 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 06:19 SW Akhtryka
Friday, August 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 05:44 SW Akhtryka
Friday, August 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 05:43 SW Akhtryka
Friday, August 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 850m 05:41 SW Akhtryka
Friday, August 20, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 900m 05:40 SE Akhtryka
Saturday, August 21, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14:19 E Peressetschnaya
Sunday, August 22, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 600m 06:25 E Perssetschnaya
Sunday, August 22, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 07:00 S Giyevka
Monday, August 23, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 13:20 SE Tscherkaskoye
Monday, August 23, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-2 3600m 16:41 E Ossnova
Thursday, August 26, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG52 Yak-1 3000m 17:12 41 597
Thursday, August 26, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG52 Yak-1 2800m 17:14 41 586
Friday, August 27, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13:07 Taranovka
Friday, August 27, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 6000m 13:00 Taranovka
Saturday, August 28, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 3500m 11:55 Wrbelura
Tuesday, August 31, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2000m 18:00 1km W Yelnya
Tuesday, August 31, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Pe-2 2500m 18:30 18km E Yelnya
Saturday, September 04, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 13:30 35km SW Novograditsche
Saturday, September 04, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 13:31 SW Lenkino
Saturday, September 04, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1200m 13:32 4km S Wederinki
Saturday, September 04, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1500m 13:36 2km S Unbakovo
Saturday, September 04, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-2 2500m 17:17 SW Tsofonovo
Sunday, September 05, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 3600m 15:29 35 379
Monday, September 06, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 5500m 04:30 2km W Yaroslavek
Monday, September 06, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 1500m 15:14 1km SW Voroshanka
Monday, September 06, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 P-2   18:12 6km NW Beredina Luika
Tuesday, September 07, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 800m 16:12 1km E Vilarovka
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 800m 07:38 5km NE Rubtofta
Wednesday, September 08, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-7 500m 07:47 5km S Kirov
Thursday, September 09, 1943 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 MiG-3 3800m 18:10 NE Dukhovshchina
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston 1700m 09:03 93 474
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 1600m 09:04 93 428
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 700m 09:02 93 345
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 800m 09:01 93 324
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 A-20 Boston III 2000m 09:00 93 351
Saturday, February 05, 1944 Oskar Romm 1./JG51 Yak-9 2500m 08:58 93 329
Friday, July 07, 1944 Oskar Romm 2./JG51 B-24 Liberator 6500m 09:40 Raum Oschersleben Kr Sachsen
Tuesday, July 18, 1944 Oskar Romm 12./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7800m 10:50 30km SE Memmingen
Tuesday, July 18, 1944 Oskar Romm 12./JG3 B-17 Fortress 7500m 10:50 30km SE Memmingen
Tuesday, July 18, 1944 Oskar Romm 12./JG3 P-51 Mustang 7500m 10:55 bei Kempten (Bayern)
Wednesday, September 27, 1944 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-24 Liberator 7800m 11:06 MU-MA (SW & SE Eschwege)
Wednesday, September 27, 1944 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-24 Liberator 7800m 11:06 MU-MA (SW & SE Eschwege)
Wednesday, September 27, 1944 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-24 Liberator 7800m 11:07 MU-MA (SW & SE Eschwege)
Thursday, September 28, 1944 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-17 Fortress 8500m 12:51 JB (W Halberstadt)
Thursday, September 28, 1944 Oskar Romm 15./JG3 B-17 Fortress 8500m 12:50 JB (W Halberstadt)
Thursday, November 02, 1944 Oskar Romm 4./JG3 P-51 Mustang 8200m 12:38 KD
Sunday, February 18, 1945 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 Il-2   - -
Monday, February 19, 1945 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 P-39 Aircobra   - -
Monday, February 19, 1945 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 Yak-3   - -
Saturday, March 03, 1945 Oskar Romm Stav IV./JG3 P-39 Aircobra   17:10 -
Tuesday, March 06, 1945 Oskar Romm Stav IV./JG3 LaGG-3   - -
Wednesday, March 21, 1945 Oskar Romm Stab IV./JG3 Il-2   - -

Luftwaffe Badge

Erich Pflaum

Units:2/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.)

Awards:EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A

Remarks:His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) E of Bogoduchoff on 15 August, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 1 aerial victory for Erich Pflaum

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, August 15, 1943 Erich Pflaum 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 800m 10:37 51 852 (E Bogoduchoff)

Knights Cross

Leutnant Josef 'Pepi' Jennewein

Josef "Pepi" Jennewein was born on 21 November 1919 at St Anton in the Tyrolean Alps, Austria. He was one of the best skiers in the international circuit, having won the world combined championship in 1939 and the world combined and downhill championships in 1941. Jennewein began his flight training in 1940 and upon its completion he was transferred to 4.(Eins)/JFS 5 based on the Channel Front in summer 1941. On his fourth combat mission, on 20 September 1941, he claimed his first victories over three Spitfire fighters. After claiming two further Spitfires on 15 October, Jennewein was transferred to 2./JG51 on the Eastern Front. By the end of July 1942, when he was posted to serve as a flight instructor, he had added 12 Russian aircraft to his tally. He returned to 2./JG51 before the end of the year. In a surprising sequence of multiple victories, Jennewein downed four Russian aircraft on 18 January (22-26), five on 23 February (32-36) and seven on 24 February (37-43) for which he was awarded the Ehrenpokal on 1 March 1943. He claimed his 45th victory on 10 March and received the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 12 April 1943. On 6 May he recorded five Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft shot down (49-53). He claimed 23 victories in July 1943, including five on 21 July (77-81). On 27 July, after aerial combat east of Orel, Oberfeldwebel Jennewein force-landed his Fw 190 A-6 "Black 7" (W.Nr. 550 181) behind Russian lines, never being seen again. He was promoted in absentia to Leutnant and awarded the Ritterkreuz posthumously on 5 December 1943.

Josef "Pepi" Jennewein flew 271 missions in claiming 86 victories, of which five were on the Western Front and 81 on the Eastern Front, including 29 Il-2 Sturmoviks.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 20.9.1941   Spitfire 4.(Eins)/JFS 5 NW Fecamp
2 20.9.1941   Spitfire 4.(Eins)/JFS 5 NW Fecamp
3 20.9.1941   Spitfire 4.(Eins)/JFS 5 NW Fecamp
4 15.10.1941   Spitfire 4.(Eins)/JFS 5 Le Havre
5 15.10.1941   Blenheim 4.(Eins)/JFS 5 Le Havre
6-20 ??.?.1942   14 victories 2./JG51  
? 11.7.1942 6:00 MiG-3 2./JG51 44 234: at 1.500m
21 16.1.1943 8:15 MiG-3 2./JG51 17 712: tiefflug
22 18.1.1943 8:01 Pe-2 2./JG51 07 741: at 2.000m
23 18.1.1943 8:02 Pe-2 2./JG51 07 741: at 2.000m
24 18.1.1943 8:03 Pe-2 2./JG51 07 743: at 2.000m
25 18.1.1943 8:05 Pe-2 2./JG51 07 783: at 2.000m
26 18.1.1943 8:06 Pe-2 2./JG51 07 793: at 1.500m
27 27.1.1943 9:15 MiG-3 2./JG51 17 724: tiefflug
28 30.1.1943 8:40 Pe-2 2./JG51 63 151: at 1.500m
29 22.2.1943 5:51 LaGG-5 2./JG51 64 473: at 1.000m
30 22.2.1943 6:06 Il-2 2./JG51 64 611: at 200m
31 22.2.1943 6:20 Il-2 2./JG51 64 612: at 50m
32 23.2.1943 10:40 Pe-2 2./JG51 44 292: at 1.800m
33 23.2.1943 10:42 Pe-2 2./JG51 54 123: at 1.500m
34 23.2.1943 10:45 Pe-2 2./JG51 54 114: at 1.000m
35 23.2.1943 10:48 Pe-2 2./JG51 54 111: at 200m
36 23.2.1943 10:55 Pe-2 2./JG51 54 143: tiefflug
37 24.2.1943 10:41 Il-2 2./JG51 44 252: tiefflug
38 24.2.1943 10:43 Il-2 2./JG51 44 251: tiefflug
39 24.2.1943 13:40 LaGG-5 2./JG51 64 613: at 300m
40 24.2.1943 13:42 Il-2 2./JG51 64 613: at 100m
41 24.2.1943 13:45 Il-2 2./JG51 64 611: at 50m
42 24.2.1943 13:51 Il-2 2./JG51 64 621: at 50m
43 24.2.1943 13:53 Il-2 2./JG51 64 633: tiefflug
44 9.3.1943 11:10 LaGG-3 2./JG51 44 223: at 800m
45 10.3.1943 15:55 LaGG-3 2./JG51 55 713: at 2.000m
46 21.3.1943 16:25 LaGG-5 2./JG51 45 363: at 50m
47 23.3.1943 11:05 Yak-1 2./JG51 53 591: at 50m
48 27.3.1943 9:08 Pe-2 2./JG51 53 484: at 4.500m
49 6.5.1943 13:30 Il-2 2./JG51 64 762: at 1.100m
50 6.5.1943 13:31 Il-2 2./JG51 64 762: at 1.500m
51 6.5.1943 13:31 Il-2 2./JG51 64 762: at 1.800m
52 6.5.1943 13:39 Il-2 2./JG51 64 844: tiefflug
53 6.5.1943 13:41 Il-2 2./JG51 64 813: tiefflug
54 8.5.1943 4:30 Pe-2 2./JG51 54 731: at 4.000m
55 8.5.1943 7:34 Il-2 2./JG51 63 324: at 50m
56 8.5.1943 7:38 LaGG-5 2./JG51 63 321: at 200m
57 8.5.1943 7:41 LaGG-5 2./JG51 63 324: at 150m
58 12.5.1943 8:01 LaGG-5 2./JG51 63 761: at 800m
59 16.5.1943 4:25 LaGG-3 2./JG51 63 844: at 4.200m
60 22.5.1943 4:25 P-39 2./JG51 63 574: at 2.500m
61 30.5.1943 7:25 LaGG-5 1./JG51 63 553: at 3.000m
62 2.6.1943 4:25 P-39 1./JG51 63 553: at 3.000m
63 2.6.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 1./JG51 63 534: at 200m
64 13.7.1943 18:45 LaGG-5 1./JG51 SE Mtsensk: at 500m
65 13.7.1943 19:00 LaGG-5 1./JG51 SW Agrinev: at 1.000m
66 14.7.1943 19:20 LaGG-3 1./JG51 E Galkova: at 1.500m [N Yel'nya]
67 14.7.1943 19:25 LaGG-3 1./JG51 E Mileyevo: at 50m [Yel'nya]
68 16.7.1943 7:10 LaGG-5 1./JG51 NW Laryninskij: at 2.500m
69 17.7.1943 8:50 LaGG-3 2./JG51 54 275: at 50m
70 17.7.1943 16:30 LaGG-5 2./JG51 55 858: at 50m
71 17.7.1943 19:00 LaGG-3 2./JG51 54 642: at 2.000m
72 18.7.1943 14:32 Il-2 2./JG51 54 812: at 500m
73 18.7.1943 14:34 Il-2 2./JG51 54 643: at 300m
74 19.7.1943 9:30 LaGG-5 2./JG51 64 881: at 800m
75 20.7.1943 14:40 LaGG-3 2./JG51 64 864: at 3.000m
76 20.7.1943 14:50 LaGG-3 2./JG51 64 876: at 3.000m
77 21.7.1943 13:25 Il-2 2./JG51 63 164: at 200m
78 21.7.1943 13:27 Il-2 2./JG51 63 165: at 200m
79 21.7.1943 13:28 Il-2 2./JG51 63 243: at 200m
80 21.7.1943 13:29 Il-2 2./JG51 63 247: at 200m
81 21.7.1943 13:30 LaGG-3 2./JG51 63 251: at 300m
82 24.7.1943 13:30 Il-2 2./JG51 63 271: at 100m
83 26.7.1943 10:38 Il-2 2./JG51 63 145: at 150m
84 26.7.1943 10:44 Il-2 2./JG51 53 296: tiefstflug
85 26.7.1943 11:10 LaGG-5 2./JG51 63 189: at 100m
86 27.7.1943 11:25 Il-2 2./JG51 54 464: tiefstflug

Victories : 86
Awards : Ehrenpokal (1 March 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (12 April 1943)
Ritterkreuz (5 December 1943)
Units : JFS 5, JG51

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/jennewein.html

Asisbiz database list of 67 aerial victories for Josef Jennewein

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
11-Jul-42 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 MiG-3 1500m 06.00 44 234 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 MiG-3 Low Level 08.15 17 712 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08.01 07 741 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08.02 07 741 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08.03 07 743 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 2000m 08.05 07 783 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 08.06 07 793 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 MiG-3 Low Level 09.15 17 724 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-Jan-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 08.40 63 151 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 05.51 64 473 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 06.06 64 611 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 06.20 64 612 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 200m 10.48 54 111 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 Low Level 10.55 54 143 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 1500m 10.42 54 123 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 1800m 10.40 44 292 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 1000m 10.45 54 114 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 13.51 64 621 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 10.41 44 252 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.53 64 633 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 13.45 64 611 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.42 64 613 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 300m 13.40 64 613 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Feb-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 10.43 44 251 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Mar-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 800m 11.10 44 223 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
10-Mar-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 15.55 55 713 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Mar-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 50m 16.25 45 363 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Mar-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Yak-1 50m 11.05 53 591 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Mar-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 4500m 09.08 53 484 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.41 64 813 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1100m 13.30 64 762 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 13.31 64 762 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 1800m 13.31 64 762 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.39 64 844 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Pe-2 4000m 04.30 54 731 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 07.34 63 324 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 200m 07.38 63 321 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 150m 07.41 63 324 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 800m 08.01 63 761 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 4200m 04.25 63 844 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
22-May-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 04.25 63 574 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-May-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-5 3000m 07.25 63 553 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jun-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-3 200m 11.15 63 534 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
02-Jun-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 04.25 63 553 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-5 500m 18.45 SE Mtsensk
13-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-5 1000m 19.00 SW Agrinev
14-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 19.20 E Galkova (N Yelnya)
14-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-3 50m 19.25 E Mileyevo (Yelnya)
16-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 1./JG51 LaGG-5 2500m 07.10 NW Laryninskij
17-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 50m 08.50 54 275 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
17-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 50m 16.30 55 858 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
17-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 2000m 19.00 54 642 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 500m 14.32 54 812 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.34 54 643 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
19-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 800m 09.30 64 881 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 3000m 14.40 64 864 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 3000m 14.50 64 876 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.25 63 164 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-3 300m 13.30 63 251 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.29 63 247 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.27 63 165 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
21-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 13.28 63 243 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 100m 13.30 63 271 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 150m 10.38 63 145 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 10.44 53 296 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
26-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 LaGG-5 100m 11.10 63 189 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Jul-43 Josef Jennewein 2./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. Low Level 11.25 54 464 Ostfront (Eastern Front)

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Herbert Wehnelt

Units:JG-2, Stfkpt 7./JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), Kdr IV./JG-54, Kdr JG-106 (2/44), Kdr IV/EJG-1 (12/44)

Awards:DK-G(5/17/43), EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E in I/JG-20 (5/40), Bf 109F-2 WNr 12840 'White ?' (lost 10/27/41) in 7/JG-51, Bf 109G & Fw 190A

Remarks:Shot down 27 October, 1941 by an Il-2 Sturmovik when the rear gunner sprayed his AC, shooting his rudder to pieces. He crashed into a small woods at Walojaroslavl, badly wounded, but eventually returned. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1936, serving in 2/JG-132 (later JG-2). His first victory, a Spitfire south of Calais, 31 May, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-20. His 2nd, a Defiant S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 11 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 9 March, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-7 and a MiG-3 on 19 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Survived the war. A retired Bundeswehr Lt. General.

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Herbert Wehnelt

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Friday, May 31, 1940 Herbert Wehnelt Stab I./JG20 Spitfire   18:30 South of Calais
Friday, July 19, 1940 Herbert Wehnelt Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13:44 South of Folkestone
Wednesday, August 5, 1942 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 MiG-3 1500m 09:28 47 823
Friday, September 11, 1942 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 LaGG-3 1500m 12:49 47 593
Tuesday, February 23, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 12:31 44 263
Tuesday, March 9, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 LaGG-5 2800m 07:46 63 244
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 LaGG-3 1000m 08:23 53 651
Thursday, March 18, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 MiG-3 800m 07:58 53 622
Wednesday, June 2, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 LaGG-3 2700m 10:51 63 562
Tuesday, July 6, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 LaGG-5 Low Level 09:40 54 851
Tuesday, July 6, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 Il-4 Low Level 04:55 63 341
Monday, July 12, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 Yak-7 1000m 09:06 64 891
Monday, July 19, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 MiG-3 3000m 09:04 64 889
Monday, July 19, 1943 Herbert Wehnelt 7./JG51 Yak-7 3200m 08:50 64 887

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Hermann Graf

Units:11./JG-51 (Soviet Union '42)

Awards:Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-4 WNr 142362 'Black 6' (captured)

Remarks:POW 7/12/43 when he was shot down behind Russian lines at Nevel, and his 190 was captured in good condition, the second such captured

Asisbiz database of 1 aerial Victories for Erwin Grossmann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
06-May-43 Erwin Grossmann 11./JG51 Il-2 Sturmovik 90m 13.30 63 612

 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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