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Gesschwader Stab Jagdgeschwader 54 - Gesschwader Stab JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 Jagdgeschwader 54 'Grun Herz' ((-+- flown by Hannes Trautloft, Geschwaderkommodore JG54 Eastern Front

Hannes Trautloft with Wolfgang Falck 1942 01
Photo 01: During a tour of the Eastern Front in August and September 1942, Falck visited numerous Luftwaffe units to evaluate their ability to protect themselves at night against Soviet bombers. He is seen here visiting the Geschwader kommodore of JG54, Hannes Trautloft.

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Photo 02: Officers of JG54. From left Oblt. Reinhard Seiler, who returned as Staffelkapitan of I./JG54 on 28 June 1941 after having recovered from wounds suffered on 5 August 1940; Hptm. Dietrich Hrabak, Major Hannes Trautloft and Oblt. Hans Philipp.

Pilots JG54.5 pilot Hannes Trautloft Russia Aug 6 1941 01

Photo 01: Major Hannes Trautloft, right, the Kommodore of JG54, in discussion with Generaloberst Keller, CO of Luftflotte 1. The aircraft in the background coded (B1+) is probably the Bf-109F-2 flown by Oblt. Hubert Mutherich, the Staffelkapitan of 5./JG54.

Pilots JG54 Hannes Trautloft with Wolfgang Falck 1942 01

Photo 01: During a tour of the Eastern Front in August and September 1942, Falck visited numerous Luftwaffe units to evaluate their ability to protect themselves at night against Soviet bombers. He is seen here visiting the Geschwader kommodore of JG54, Hannes Trautloft.

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Stab Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 of Stab./JG54 White Chevron & Bar flown by Geschwaderkommodore Major Hubertus von Bonin central sector Soviet Russia summer 1943

Stab I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab I./JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Stab I./JG54 Hauptmann Horst Ademeit Latvia 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F8 Jagdgeschwader 54 'Grun Herz' flown by Ludwig Nitsch, I./JG54 May 1945, Kurland Pocket

Focke-Wulf Fw-190A6- Stab I./JG54 ((+ Ademeit Latvia 1944-0A
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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White Cheveron II (II+ of I Gruppe./JG54 Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White Cheveron of I Gruppe./JG54 Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Stab I./JG54 (((+ flown by Walter Nowotny, Gruppenkommandeur Russia 1944

JG54.3 pilot Walter Nowotny and Heinz Lange Russia August 1942 01
Photo 01: Nowotny, (right) in contemplative mood, was promoted to Staffelkapitan of the 1. Staffel on 25 October 1942 when Obl. Heinz Lange (left) was transferred to JG51 which, as its last Kommodore, he led until 1945.

Photos: When Hptm. Walter Nowotny became Kommandeur of I./JG54 on 10 August 1943, he already had about 127 victories. By the end of September 1943, Nowotny's confirmed claims totalled 218 and in October, Nowotny's last full month in Russia, he shot down 32 Soviet aircraft, this figure including eight on 9 October and six on the 13th and 14th, bringing his total to 250 victories. The photograph of Nowotny (INSET) is believed to have been taken on 14 October when he shot down two P40s, two LaGG-3s and two La-5s, bringing his tally to 250 victories. On this occasion he was flying his Fw 190A-5 W.Nr. 410004, seen in the background and more clearly (Photo 1). Nowotny was the first pilot to reach this total and was thus the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter pilot. On 19 October he was awarded the Diamonds. Although Nowotny officially retained command of I./JG54 until 4 February 1944, he in fact left the Eastern Front some months earlier, his final victories in the East being two 11-2s which he shot down on 15 November 1943, bringing his tally to 255.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5, W.Nr 410004, flown by Hptm Walter Nowotny, Kommandeur of 1./ JG54, 14 October 1943. With the exception of the tail area, which remained in standard RLM 74, 75 and 76, the uppersurfaces of Hptm. Nowotny's aircraft were camouflaged in two shades of green, the undersurfaces remaining RLM 76. Theatre and identification markings consisted of a yellow panel under the engine, a wide yellow fuselage band and yellow panels under the wingtips and at the base of the rudder. The front half of the spinner had an even, white spiral, and the machine carried Nowotny's personal markings, a small white 'S' enclosed within the arms of the inner chevron of the Kommandeur's markings, and a figure 13 under the cockpit. For the purposes of this profile, the centre section undercarriage doors have been shown in the up position.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Jagdgeschwader 54 Grun Herz of Stab I./JG54 flown by Walter Nowotny, Gruppenkommandeur Orel airfield (Russia) 14th October 1943

JG54.3 pilot Walter Nowotny and Heinz Lange Russia August 1942 01
Photo 01: Nowotny, (right) in contemplative mood, was promoted to Staffelkapitan of the 1. Staffel on 25 October 1942 when Obl. Heinz Lange (left) was transferred to JG51 which, as its last Kommodore, he led until 1945.

Photos: When Hptm. Walter Nowotny became Kommandeur of I./JG54 on 10 August 1943, he already had about 127 victories. By the end of September 1943, Nowotny's confirmed claims totalled 218 and in October, Nowotny's last full month in Russia, he shot down 32 Soviet aircraft, this figure including eight on 9 October and six on the 13th and 14th, bringing his total to 250 victories. The photograph of Nowotny (INSET) is believed to have been taken on 14 October when he shot down two P40s, two LaGG-3s and two La-5s, bringing his tally to 250 victories. On this occasion he was flying his Fw 190A-5 W.Nr. 410004, seen in the background and more clearly (Photo 1). Nowotny was the first pilot to reach this total and was thus the Luftwaffe's most successful fighter pilot. On 19 October he was awarded the Diamonds. Although Nowotny officially retained command of I./JG54 until 4 February 1944, he in fact left the Eastern Front some months earlier, his final victories in the East being two 11-2s which he shot down on 15 November 1943, bringing his tally to 255.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5, W.Nr 410004, flown by Hptm Walter Nowotny, Kommandeur of 1./ JG54, 14 October 1943. With the exception of the tail area, which remained in standard RLM 74, 75 and 76, the uppersurfaces of Hptm. Nowotny's aircraft were camouflaged in two shades of green, the undersurfaces remaining RLM 76. Theatre and identification markings consisted of a yellow panel under the engine, a wide yellow fuselage band and yellow panels under the wingtips and at the base of the rudder. The front half of the spinner had an even, white spiral, and the machine carried Nowotny's personal markings, a small white 'S' enclosed within the arms of the inner chevron of the Kommandeur's markings, and a figure 13 under the cockpit. For the purposes of this profile, the centre section undercarriage doors have been shown in the up position.

Focke-Wulf Hptm. Walter NOWOTNY, Commander of I./JG54Grünherz, Orel, Fall 1943

An Austrian, Walter Nowotny, joined JG54 in 1941. He commanded the 1st Staffel from October, 1942, and in August of 1943 was nominated to command I./JG54. He achieved 256 aerial victories on the Eastern Front, with another 20 unconfirmed. From early 1944, he commanded JG101, a training unit in France. In September, 1944, he was tasked with forming Erprobungskommando Nowotny (III./JG6), a test unit equipped with the new Me262 jet fighters. Flying an Me262, he was killed in action on November 8th, 1944. He flew 442 combat missions, and was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Brilliants. Flying this aircraft, Oblt. Otto Vincent, commander of 2./JG54, went missing in action on January 4th, 1944, after combat with Il-2s. The aircraft wore an unusual upper wing camouflage, seen on some of the aircraft produced by the AGO works plant in Oschersleben.

Hptm. Walter Nowotny, velitel I./JG 54 Grünherz, Orel, podzim 1943. Rakušan Walter Nowotny nastoupil k JG 54 v roce 1941. Od øíjna 1942 velel 1. Staffel a v srpnu 1943 byl jmenován velitelem I./JG 54. Na východní frontì docílil 256 vítìzství, dalších více neF 20 mu nebylo potvrzeno. Od poèátku roku 1944 velel výcvikové JG 101 ve Francii. V záøí 1944 byl povìøen sestavením zkušební jednotky vyzbrojené proudovými Me 262. Jako velitel Erprobungskommando Nowotny (III./JG 6) zahynul v boji 8. listopadu 1944. Absolvoval 442 bojových letù a dosáhl celkem 258 vítìzství. Byl vyznamenán Rytíøským køíFem s dubovou ratolestí, meèi a brilianty. S tímto strojem zùstal 4. ledna 1944 nezvìstný, po boji s bitevníky Il-2, velitel 2./JG 54 Oblt. Otto Vincent. Stroj je zvláštní atypickou kamufláFí horních ploch køídel, známou na nìkterých letadlech vyrobených závody Ago v Oscherslebenu.

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Stab II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab II./JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Stab II./JG54 flown by oberstlieutenant Anton Mader, Soviet Russia August 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 Stab II./JG54 white (o+- Technical Officer central sector Soviet Russia summer 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 II./JG54 black ((+- flown by Gruppenkommandeur Erich Rudorffer Immola, June 1944

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 2./JG54 ((+- pilot Erich Rudorffer Immola, June 1944 01
Fw-190A-6 "<<1", of Hauptmann Erich Rudorffer, Gruppenkommandeur II./JG54, Immola, June 1944.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6, W.Nr. 550528, Maj. Erich Rudorffer, CO of II./JG 54, Immola, Finland, Summer, 1944

Personal aircraft of the CO of II./JG 54, Maj. Rudorffer, from the summer of 1944 carried a standard camouflage scheme consisting of RLM 74/75/76, which was significantly darkened from nose to tail, likely utilizing a spray of RLM 74. The tactical CO marking, double chevron was supplemented by a small black '1'. The bottom of the cowling comes across as quite dark in black and white photographs, and was probably red. It is quite possible that the top wing colors were mirror images of each other, much like in that of the aircraft depicted in Scheme F (Black '12', W. Nr. 550889). The crosses on the bottoms of the wings did not carry the usual black outline. The black spiral on the white spinner was a typical marking carried by aircraft of the 4. and 5. Staffel JG 54 in the summer of '44, but in the case of this aircraft, that spiral also may have been red. This aircraft was lost on December 15th, 1944 in combat with Pe-2s and Airacobras, along with its pilot, Uffz. Walter Lewe. Maj. Rudorffer, holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Cluster and Swords, was CO of II./JG 54 from July, 1943 to the end of 1944. Among his confirmed 224 kills (according to some sources, 222), gained over the course of more than 1000 combat sorties were 58 Il-2s and nine B-17s which he overwhelmed flying the Me 262 Schwalbe as a member of Stab I./JG 7. During his career he was flamed at least sixteen times, nine of which required his use of a parachute.

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Stab III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - Stab III./JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 III./JG54 Black 10 (B10+I) flown by lieutenant Robert Weiss Villacoubly France mid 1944

 
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Horst Ademeit

Horst Ademeit first flew during the Battle of Britain, but only achieved one victory during the battle as he mostly flew as wingman. He was transferred to the Eastern Front in 1941 where he scored his second kill. He was promoted to Leutnant in 1943, and by April 16th 1943 he had amassed 53 victories. Succeeding Nowotny as I./JG54's Gruppenkommandeur, he led the unit during the retreat from the Courland pocket. He was awarded the Oak Leaves in March 1944. On August 8th, 1944, Ademeit was leading four Fw190s on a free hunting sortie, during which they intercepted ten Il-2s and Yak-9s. After persuing an Il-2, Ademeit's plane was hit by machine-gun fire from the ground, and crashed, killing the pilot. His final score was 166, all but one scored on the Eastern Front.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location
1 18.9.1940   E/a 3./JG 54  
2 4.10.1940   Spitfire 3./JG 54  
3 23.6.1941 10:13 SB-2 1./JG 54  
4 6.7.1941 17:35 SB-3 1./JG 54  
5 7.8.1941 18:13 I-16 1./JG 54  
6 27.8.1941 19:00 I-16 1./JG 54  
7 5.9.1941 17:35 I-26 1./JG 54  
8 5.9.1941 18:04 R-5 1./JG 54  
9 23.9.1941 13:17 I-153 1./JG 54  
10 24.9.1941 10:11 I-15 1./JG 54  
11 7.10.1941 16:25 MBR-2 1./JG 54  
12 9.10.1941 7:47 I-26 1./JG 54  
13 12.10.1941 9:55 U-2 1./JG 54  
14 6.11.1941 12:42 Pe-2 1./JG 54  
15 3.12.1941 12:11 I-16 1./JG 54  
16 1.1.1942 9:55 I-26 1./JG 54  
17 20.1.1942 11:23 I-26 1./JG 54  
18 7.2.1942 8:33 I-18 1./JG 54  
19 16.2.1942 7:45 Il-2 1./JG 54  
20 18.2.1942 13:15 I-16 1./JG 54  
21 6.5.1942   E/a 1./JG 54  
? 29.5.1942 10:20 SB-3 1./JG 54  
? 30.5.1942 5:32 MiG-3 1./JG 54  
? 30.5.1942 18:34 P-40 1./JG 54  
? 8.6.1942 15:25 P-40 1./JG 54  
? 6.11.1942 8:22 P-40 1./JG 54 N Leningrad
33 11.1.1943   E/a 1./JG 54  
34 11.1.1943   E/a 1./JG 54  
40 18.2.1943   E/a 1./JG 54  
53 4.4.1943   E/a 6./JG 54  
60 22.6.1943   E/a 6./JG 54  
? 2.8.1943 8:51 Yak-7 6./JG 54 10 184
? 2.8.1943 18:22 La-5 6./JG 54 10 354
? 2.8.1943 13:19 Yak-7 6./JG 54 10 161
75 3.8.1943   E/a 6./JG 54  
? 7.8.1943 14:02 Il-2 6./JG 54 54 684
? 7.8.1943 11:05 LaGG-3 6./JG 54 54 814
95 4.9.1943   E/a 6./JG 54  
? 7.10.1943 16:12 La-5 6./JG 54 SE Kotitschi
? 7.10.1943 16:14 La-5 6./JG 54 1 214
? 7.10.1943 16:19 Yak-7 6./JG 54 W Tchernin
? 14.1.1944 11:12 Il-2 6./JG 54 80691
? 15.1.1944 9:10 La-5 6./JG 54 80831
? 15.1.1944 9:13 La-5 6./JG 54 80822
? 15.1.1944 9:15 Pe-2 6./JG 54 80821
? 15.1.1944 9:20 La-5 6./JG 54 80824
? 24.1.1944 14:14 La-5 6./JG 54 80434
? 7.2.1944 10:41 La-5 I./JG 54 5 132

Victories : 166
Awards : Ehrenpokal (8 December 1941)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (25 February 1942)
Ritterkreuz (16 April 1943)
Eichenlaub (2 March 1944)
Units : JG54
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Asisbiz database list of 158 aerial victories for Horst Ademeit

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
23-Jun-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 SB-2 300m 10.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 SB-3   17.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Aug-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   18.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Aug-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   19.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Sep-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-26   17.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-Sep-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 R-5   18.04 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Sep-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-153   13.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Sep-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-15 Rata   10.11 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Oct-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 MBR-2   16.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Oct-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-26   07.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Oct-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 U-2   09.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
25-Oct-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-18   13.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Nov-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Pe-2   12.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
03-Dec-41 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   12.11 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
01-Jan-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-26   09.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Jan-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-26   11.23 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
07-Feb-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-18   08.33 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
16-Feb-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   07.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Feb-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-16 Rata   13.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
05-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Yak-1 3500m 18.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) Leningrad
10-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 06.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 621
12-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 11.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) E Possademkowo
12-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 11.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 463
29-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 SB-3   10.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 MiG-3   05.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
30-May-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   18.34 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Jun-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   15.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
09-Sep-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 MiG-3 200m 18.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 862
22-Oct-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 I-153 500m 07.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 762
06-Nov-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 08.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front) Nordstrand Leningrad
16-Dec-42 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 09.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 852
12-Jan-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 151
12-Jan-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 14.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 112
27-Jan-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 09.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 294
27-Jan-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 LaGG-3 7000m 14.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 125
11-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 09.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 454
11-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 424
15-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 07.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 483
18-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 09.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 444
21-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 13.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 454
22-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 5000m 15.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 123
23-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 07.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 151
23-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 LaGG-5 800m 11.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 172
27-Feb-43 Horst Ademeit 1./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 08.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 254
13-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 R-5 80-100m 15.16 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 20 122
15-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 15.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 18 284
16-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 18 342
19-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 10.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 411
21-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 12.03 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 271
23-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 17.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 412
25-Mar-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-1 3100m 07.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 283
03-Apr-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-1 4000m 18.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 36 S-Ost RB-57
01-Jun-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 16.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 21 774
05-Jun-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 21 752
12-Jun-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-5 5000m 11.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 90 131
18-Jun-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 17.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 20 174
18-Jun-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 4000m 17.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 20 421
22-Jun-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 19.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 751
12-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 800m 18.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 64 863
13-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 06.53 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 293
13-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-7 800m 06.54 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 261
13-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 06.56 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 234
13-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 100m 11.06 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 283
14-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 14.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 54 353
16-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 18.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 63 524
17-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 2500m 06.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 54 474
21-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 17.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 53 462
28-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 2500m 09.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 154
28-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-7 2800m 09.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 331
28-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1500m 09.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 334
31-Jul-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1500m 18.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 243
02-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-7 3600m 08.51 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 184
02-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 13.19 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 161
02-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 4000m 19.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 354
07-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 11.05 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 54 814
07-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 54 684
14-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 3000m 05.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 45 772
16-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.28 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 45 752
17-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 08.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 44 853
17-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 09.27 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 663
20-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 5000m 06.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 824
21-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 800m 16.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 853
22-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 06.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 82
23-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 10.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 893
23-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 18.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 851
24-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 800m 14.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 44 472
28-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 11.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 43 674
30-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 2000m 14.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 611
31-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 15.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 384
31-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 06.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 624
31-Aug-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 15.28 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 582
02-Sep-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 2500m 12.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 381
04-Sep-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 17.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 374
04-Sep-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 17.06 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 371
05-Sep-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 11.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 25 631
05-Sep-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 5500m 15.28 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 26 814
10-Sep-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Hurricane 4000m 10.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 35 372
07-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-7 3500m 16.19 West of Chernin (W Tarascha)
07-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 3000m 16.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front) SO Oshitki
07-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 2500m 16.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 214
09-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 334
10-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 15.55 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 781
10-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 3500m 16.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10121
11-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 4000m 10.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 122
11-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 5000m 15.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 121
12-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 800m 08.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 784
12-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 4000m 16.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 131
12-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 11.22 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 763
12-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 10.43 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 791
12-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 4500m 08.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 122
12-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 10.43 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 791
13-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 15.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 334
14-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 3000m 07.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 792
20-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.11 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 191
20-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 600m 15.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 391
21-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 07.29 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 111
21-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 07.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 773
21-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5   09.52 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 10 124
21-Oct-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1500m 07.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 11 793
12-Dec-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-5 50m 07.28 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 154
12-Dec-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 LaGG-5 10m 07.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 01 783
15-Dec-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 07.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 91 393
17-Dec-43 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 08.08 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 00 161
11-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Pe-2 7000m 14.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80874
14-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 11.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80 691
15-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.10 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80 831
15-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80 824
15-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.13 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80 822
15-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 09.15 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80 821
24-Jan-44 Horst Ademeit 6./JG54 La-5 500m 14.14 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80434
07-Feb-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 La-5 3500m 10.41 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 05 132
09-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 La-5 4000m 08.46 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 70 524
09-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 11.40 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 70 682
18-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 La-5 4500m 15.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 40 182
19-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 300m 10.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 80 573
20-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 300m 15.02 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 36 Ost ID-45 I
23-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 500m 11.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 70 593
28-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 16.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 87 231
30-Mar-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 La-5 4500m 08.30 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 60 25
21-Apr-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 14.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 15km SW Narva
28-May-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1900m 08.32 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 70 691
28-Jun-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 08.12 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
29-Jun-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 800m 04.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NR-53
29-Jun-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 10m 19.47 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NS-81
02-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 17.25 Ostfront (Eastern Front) OT-76 (NE Polotsk)
02-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-2 4000m 08.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front) 04 82
02-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 10.48 Ostfront (Eastern Front) OS-64 (Polotsk)
03-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 12.35 Ostfront (Eastern Front) OS-43 (Polotsk)
03-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 800m 12.38 Ostfront (Eastern Front) OS-76 (Polotsk)
21-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 09.21 Ostfront (Eastern Front) OL-23
21-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 09.26 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NM-86
21-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 La-5 2000m 19.09 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NN-18
22-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 09.26 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NM-97
23-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NN-74 (Daugavpils)
23-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.20 Ostfront (Eastern Front) NN-75 (Daugavpils)
25-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 13.58 Ostfront (Eastern Front) ON-66
27-Jul-44 Horst Ademeit Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 5500m 15.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front) KH-86 (Mitau)

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Hubertus von Bonin

Asisbiz database list of 63 aerial victories for Hubertus von Bonin

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Saturday, June 08, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Bloch 151 4500m 20:50 Pontoise
Saturday, June 08, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Bloch 151 4500m 20:50 Pontoise
Thursday, June 27, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Blenheim   15:15  
Thursday, June 27, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Blenheim   15:20  
Thursday, June 27, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Blenheim   15:30  
Sunday, August 25, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Spitfire   20:10  
Thursday, September 05, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Spitfire   16:25  
Thursday, September 05, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Spitfire 800-1000m 16:30 East of Southend
Wednesday, September 11, 1940 Hubertus von Bonin Stab I./JG54 Spitfire 3000m 17:35 20km N Dungeness
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston 1500m 11:40 54 314
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 I-16 Rata 2000m 11:35 44 283
Sunday, August 30, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 1600m 17:04 54 342
Sunday, August 30, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston 2000m 10:30 54 323
Sunday, August 30, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 10:12 54 314
Monday, August 31, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 1500m 16:56 54 313
Tuesday, September 01, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 5000m 15:30 54 343
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 I-153 10m 12:00 44 410
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston 1800m 15:03 44 431
Wednesday, September 02, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston 300m 15:03 44 421
Friday, September 04, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 DB-7 2000m 15:25 44 372
Monday, September 07, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 I-153 800m 17:05 44 351
Thursday, September 10, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 2500m 16:36 44 464
Sunday, September 13, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 I-16 Rata 1800m 16:56 44 394
Monday, September 28, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston 2000m 15:25 44 524
Sunday, October 11, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 11:32 44 614
Tuesday, October 13, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Yak-1 1500m 11:36 44 621
Sunday, October 25, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 La-5 1500m 12:27 44 721
Friday, October 30, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 13:34 44 714
Friday, October 30, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 2000m 13:33 44 714
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 R-5 Low Level 10:34 54 572
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 MiG-1 1800m 10:35 44 662
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13:50 44 724
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Pe-2 7000m 14:05 34 762
Sunday, November 01, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 15:22 44 724
Sunday, November 01, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 15:23 44 763
Sunday, November 01, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 1000m 13:30 44 851
Sunday, November 01, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 La-5 2200m 13:08 44 853
Sunday, November 01, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 MiG-3 1000m 15:25 44 853
Monday, November 02, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 600m 12:52 44 872
Monday, November 02, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 600m 14:55 44 872
Tuesday, November 17, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 MiG-3 Low Level 13:56 44 844
Tuesday, November 17, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14:09 44 752
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston III 2000m 13:55 44 593
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14:03 44 764
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston III 2000m 13:54 44 724
Saturday, November 28, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 A-20 Boston III 2000m 13:54 44 722
Sunday, December 13, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Yak-1 1200m 13:26 44 261
Sunday, December 13, 1942 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Yak-1 1000m 13:27 44 252
Thursday, April 29, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 12:53 85 144
Thursday, April 29, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG-3 4000m 12:58 85 144
Monday, May 03, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Spitfire 4000m 16:58 85 144
Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG 1400m 17:45 75 264
Wednesday, May 26, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2000m 17:43 85 142
Thursday, May 27, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 1000m 18:05 85 263
Thursday, May 27, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 18:12 75 232
Friday, May 28, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab III./JG52 LaGG 2500m 18:00 75 232
Wednesday, July 14, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 14:08 54 474
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 Yak-9 1200m 12:11 25 661
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 16:10 06 191
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 La-5 4000m 13:35 15 541
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11:19 NE Gorodok
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 11:20 NE Gorodok
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Hubertus von Bonin Stab /JG54 Dogfight (Il-2 Sturmovik's)     Dogfight Il-2s near Gorodok PlQu 0635 KIA

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Asisbiz database list of 119 aerial victories for Franz Eisenach

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Sunday, November 08, 1942 Franz Eisenach 7./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 14:50 00 253
Wednesday, December 09, 1942 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 11:20  
Wednesday, December 30, 1942 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 11:55 07 682
Wednesday, December 30, 1942 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 12:01 07 663
Tuesday, January 05, 1943 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 08:46 07 761
Friday, January 08, 1943 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 09:25 07 724
Tuesday, January 12, 1943 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 40m 13:22 07 831
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09:30 07 643
Friday, January 15, 1943 Franz Eisenach 9./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 12:06 07 814
Monday, May 24, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1600m 19:28 09 741
Monday, May 24, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 19:36 09 764
Thursday, June 17, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4500m 05:16 10 623
Thursday, June 17, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 3700m 05:20 10 421
Monday, July 05, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 La-5 2800m 09:57 63 624
Monday, July 05, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 2300m 14:45 63 393
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 La-5 1900m 14:12 63 544
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 1700m 14:31 63 722
Tuesday, July 06, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 La-5 2300m 07:52 63 571
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-7 2500m 08:32 63 572
Wednesday, July 07, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3700m 14:12 63 534
Thursday, July 08, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 A-20 Boston 4500m 08:06 63 563
Thursday, September 30, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 11:45 06 861
Thursday, September 30, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 11:46 05 222
Thursday, October 07, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 4500m 15:40 06 249
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 4200m 06:52 06 114
Saturday, October 09, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3400m 06:54 06 121
Monday, October 11, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 900m 07:05 97 892
Tuesday, October 12, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 12:52 15 514
Wednesday, October 13, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 08:40 15 553
Friday, October 15, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 13:38 07 752 (NE Nevel)
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3400m 09:10 06 163
Friday, October 22, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 La-5 3900m 15:25 15 173
Wednesday, October 27, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 3400m 14:52 NE Dubrovo
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 4100m 15:21 S Gomel
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3700m 15:34 SSE Gomel
Friday, November 05, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 2700m 10:44 West of Jzenniza-See
Friday, November 05, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 2900m 14:46 E Nevel
Friday, November 05, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3600m 10:40 WNW Jzenniza-See
Saturday, November 06, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 10:36 N Jzenniza-See
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 La-5 550m 12:50 ESE Nevel
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13:42 West of Nevel
Wednesday, November 10, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 13:43 WSW Nevel
Wednesday, November 17, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 3200m 10:22 SE Nevel
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 LaGG-3 2700m 09:14 06 344
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 11:52 06 542
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 11:37 06 374
Wednesday, December 15, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Yak-9 2800m 11:40 06 173
Saturday, December 18, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 10:52 06 352
Saturday, December 18, 1943 Franz Eisenach 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 10:54 06 354
Monday, June 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 Yak-1 400m 10:40 88 471
Monday, June 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 10:44 88 612
Monday, June 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 10:46 88 624
Thursday, June 29, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 12:35 PT-45
Friday, June 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2600m 13:30 PS-89
Friday, June 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 18:15 OT-44
Friday, June 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 18:12 OT-46
Sunday, July 02, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 200m 17:22 PS-2d (Pyatnitsa)
Tuesday, July 04, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab /JG54 P-39 Aircobra 200m 17:17 05 48
Monday, July 24, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Yak-9 50m 19:53 70 694
Monday, July 24, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 07:43 70 861
Monday, July 24, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 08:01 70 824
Wednesday, July 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16:52 50 381
Wednesday, July 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16:55 60 575
Wednesday, July 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Pe-2 2800m 16:57 60 581
Thursday, July 27, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 60m 16:52 70 692
Friday, July 28, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 900m 04:48 60 393
Sunday, July 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 25m 08:20 70 682
Sunday, July 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 19:49 60 492
Sunday, July 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 19:51 70 397
Sunday, July 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Yak-9 500m 19:53 60 496
Sunday, July 30, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 19:54 70 357
Wednesday, August 02, 1944 Franz Eisenach 2./JG54 La-5 1800m 13:07 70 454
Thursday, August 03, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 20:08 70 694
Thursday, August 03, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11:11 70 613
Thursday, August 03, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Yak-9 300m 11:07 70 661
Thursday, August 03, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11:21 70 653
Friday, August 04, 1944 Franz Eisenach 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09:18 70 692
Saturday, August 05, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 900m 12:50 50 433
Saturday, August 05, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 13:07 50 268
Tuesday, August 15, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11:19 LF-87
Tuesday, August 15, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 17:40 LF-53
Wednesday, August 23, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11:05 57 267
Thursday, August 24, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 200m 18:55 37 395
Saturday, August 26, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 11:05 37 366
Sunday, August 27, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14:54 58 897
Sunday, August 27, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 500m 14:56 57 235
Monday, August 28, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11:26 57 237
Tuesday, August 29, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 18:55 37 525
Tuesday, September 12, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-7 1000m 16:20 47553
Tuesday, September 12, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 16:26 47 587
Tuesday, September 12, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 16:23 47 572
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11:52 57 215
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 11:59 57 251
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 4500m 16:34 37 264
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 4300m 16:36 37 239
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 4300m 16:36 37 263
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16:40 47 555
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 18:18 47 376
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 18:20 47 394
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 18:21 47 531
Friday, September 15, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 09:51 47 372
Friday, September 15, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 600m 10:00 47 346
Friday, September 15, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 13:40 47 397
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 09:40 47 451
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12:40 47 356
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 12:50 47 365
Tuesday, September 19, 1944 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 16:01 47 148
Saturday, January 06, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   11:31 37322
Saturday, January 06, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-9   11:33 37188
Saturday, January 06, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   11:46 37323
Wednesday, February 21, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   13:40 17624
Friday, February 23, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   16:31 17671
Friday, February 23, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   16:30 17475
Monday, March 05, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   09:06 27459
Monday, March 05, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Il-2   09:07 27481
Monday, March 05, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-3   14:12 27465
Tuesday, March 06, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Yak-3   15:52 27464
Monday, March 19, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2   12:27 24354
Monday, March 19, 1945 Franz Eisenach Stab I./JG54 Pe-2   12:27 24361

Knights-Cross

Robert 'Bazzi' Weiss Hauptmann

Robert 'Bazi' Weiss was born on 21 April 1920 at Baden near Wien in Austria. In 1939, Weiss was serving with a flak regiment but then transferred to the Luftwaffe and learned to fly in 1940. On 1 January 1941, Leutnant Weiss was serving with 6./JG26 on the Channel Front. He recorded his first victory when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter between Etaples and Berck on 21 September. In September 1942, Weiss was transferred to JG54. He was assigned to 1./JG54 based on the Eastern Front. By March 1943 he was serving with 3./JG54. On 8 April 1943, Weiss recorded his 30th victory. He was awarded the Ehrenpokal on 8 May. Weiss fell ill in May 1943 and was withdrawn from combat until July when he was appointed Staffelkapitan of 3./JG54. On 2 August 1943, he was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. On 11 September, Weiss had to make an emergency landing in Fw 190 A-6 (W.Nr. 530 337) following aerial combat. By the beginning of October he had 68 victories to his credit and had been appointed Staffelkapitan of 10./JG54. Oberleutnant Weiss was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 98 confirmed victories on 26 March 1944.

In May 1944, Weiss was transferred to III./JG54 engaged in Reich Defence. On 6 June the unit was transferred Villacoublay-Sud on the Invasion Front. On 6 June 1944, Weiss was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54. Weiss added nine victories to his tally in June. Under leadership of Hauptmann Weiss, III./JG54 was the most successful fighter unit over the Invasion Front, claiming 100 Allied aircraft shot down (100th victory claimed by Feldwebel Wilhelm Muller of Stab III./JG54 on 15 August 1944) for the loss of 50 aircraft in aerial combat. By early August, Weiss was credited with 118 victories. He was the fourth most successful German ace over the Invasion Front. On 16 August, III./JG54 was ordered to withdraw for rest, replenishment and re-equipment with the surviving pilots proceeding by ground transport to Oldenburg. By 25 September, III./JG54 had re-equipped with the Fw 190 D-9, becoming the first operational Gruppe of the Luftwaffe to receive the new type. On 28 September "Bazzi" shot down a Spitfire reconnaissance aircraft of the RAF's 541 Squadron. The first confirmed victory of the Fw 190D-9. On 29 December 1944, III./JG54 were ordered up against British fighter-bombers in the Osnabruck, Munster and Rheine areas. Weiss led Stab III JG54 and 11./JG54 into a large formation of Spitfires from 331 and 501 Squadrons. During the subsequent aerial combat Typhoons from 168 and 438 Squadrons arrived to re-enforce the British fighters. None of Weiss's Schwarm returned. In the blackest day of JG54 "Grunherz" history, 17 aircraft were lost and 13 pilots, including Weiss, were killed and two pilots were injured while claiming six RAF fighters. It is assumed that Weiss was shot down in Fw 190 D-9 (W.Nr. 210 060) "Black 10" by F/Sgt Haanes of 331 (Norwegian) Squadron, RAF. During this engagement he achieved one further victory that due to lack of witnesses was credited to a nearby Flak unit. He was posthumously awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr. 782) on 12 March 1945.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 21.9.1941 16:25 Spitfire 6./JG 26 Etaples-5km NW Berck / Spitfire of 315 Sqn, RAF
2 9.3.1942 16:40 Spitfire 6./JG 26 4km W Boulogne
3 31.5.1942 19:40 Spitfire 6./JG 26 Abbeville / Spitfire of 486 Sqn, RAF
4 12.1.1943 9:57 Il-2 1./JG 54 10 191
5 12.1.1943 14:10 Il-2 1./JG 54 00 262
6 14.1.1943 9:15 Il-2 1./JG 54 10 112
7 14.1.1943 12:35 I-153 1./JG 54 10 322
8 15.1.1943 9:25 Su-2 1./JG 54 10 143
9 15.1.1943 11:47 Yak-1 1./JG 54 00 252
10 23.1.1943 12:55 P-40 1./JG 54 10 324
11 24.1.1943 14:47 Il-2 1./JG 54 00 412
12 29.1.1943 14:33 Il-2 1./JG 54 10 153
13 10.2.1943 11:15 Il-2 1./JG 54 10 151
14 11.2.1943 8:25 LaGG-5 1./JG 54 00 412
15 14.2.1943 15:08 I-153 1./JG 54 00 414
16 17.2.1943 15:34 Il-2 1./JG 54 10 611
17 23.2.1943 14:25 Il-2 1./JG 54 00 283
18 7.3.1943 11:44 LaGG-5 3./JG 54 18 350
19 7.3.1943 11:45 I-180 3./JG 54 18 391
20 14.3.1943 7:45 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 00 264
21 16.3.1943 7:20 MiG-3 3./JG 54 18 274
22 17.3.1943 16:17 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 18 143
23 20.3.1943 12:15 P-40 3./JG 54 00 283
24 22.3.1943 8:53 Il-2 3./JG 54 00 421
25 22.3.1943 8:54 Il-2 3./JG 54 00 238
26 22.3.1943 8:55 Il-2 3./JG 54 00 253
27 24.3.1943 6:54 LaGG-5 3./JG 54 10 332
28 30.3.1943 18:28 MiG-3 3./JG 54 00 224
29 3.4.1943 18:11 P-39 3./JG 54 00 271
30 8.4.1943 16:35 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 1 774
31 13.4.1943 18:02 Pe-2 3./JG 54 00 154
32 2.8.1943 16:50 Il-2 3./JG 54 54 593
33 2.8.1943 17:00 Il-2 3./JG 54 54 623
34 3.8.1943 17:13 Il-2 3./JG 54 44 831
35 4.8.1943 11:54 Il-2 3./JG 54 54 532
36 7.8.1943 8:45 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 54 593
37 12.8.1943 17:25 Il-2 3./JG 54 41 691
38 13.8.1943 7:45 La-5 3./JG 54 51 81
39 14.8.1943 7:08 La-5 3./JG 54 51 832
40 14.8.1943 18:00 Il-2 3./JG 54 50 214
41 14.8.1943 18:01 Il-2 3./JG 54 50 213
42 14.8.1943 18:03 Il-2 3./JG 54 51 872
43 17.8.1943 8:50 Pe-2 3./JG 54 41 491
44 17.8.1943 8:53 Pe-2 3./JG 54 41 484
45 19.8.1943 15:25 P-39 3./JG 54 51 551
46 19.8.1943 15:27 La-5 3./JG 54 51 581
47 19.8.1943 15:30 P-39 3./JG 54 51 554
48 20.8.1943 15:35 MiG-3 3./JG 54 51 581
49 22.8.1943 10:26 La-5 3./JG 54 41 691
50 22.8.1943 16:02 P-39 3./JG 54 61 773
51 23.8.1943 17:00 Pe-2 3./JG 54 60 123
52 23.8.1943 17:05 Pe-2 3./JG 54 60 133
53 23.8.1943 17:07 Pe-2 3./JG 54 60 132
54 24.8.1943 17:04 Il-2 3./JG 54 60 183
55 25.8.1943 18:17 La-5 3./JG 54 51 713
56 28.8.1943 13:40 La-5 3./JG 54 43 792
57 30.8.1943 18:12 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 35 531
58 1.9.1943 5:58 La-5 3./JG 54 35 391
59 2.9.1943 10:10 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 35 512
60 4.9.1943 8:25 Yak-9 3./JG 54 35 574
61 6.9.1943 6:55 Yak-9 3./JG 54 26 851
62 7.9.1943 16:40 Il-2 3./JG 54 34 234
63 7.9.1943 16:41 Il-2 3./JG 54 45 773
64 10.9.1943 15:43 Yak-9 3./JG 54 44 171
65 10.9.1943 15:47 Yak-9 3./JG 54 34 263
66 15.9.1943 16:10 LaGG-3 3./JG 54 35 341
67 22.9.1943 11:30 Yak-9 1./JG 54 12 514
68 24.9.1943 10:10 LaGG-3 1./JG 54 02491
69 17.10.1943 14:25 LaGG-3 10./JG 54 E Oranienbaum
70 17.10.1943 14:30 LaGG-3 10./JG 54 00 152
71 5.11.1943 13:50 Il-2 10./JG 54 S Nevel
72 12.11.1943 8:55 Yak-9 10./JG 54 W Nevel
73 17.11.1943 9:10 P-40 10./JG 54 97 562
74 17.11.1943 9:11 P-40 10./JG 54 97 562
75 17.11.1943 9:12 Il-2 10./JG 54 97 483
76 17.11.1943 9:15 Il-2 10./JG 54 97 483
77 8.12.1943 11:29 Pe-2 10./JG 54 15km NE Asen
78 14.12.1943 12:28 LaGG-3 10./JG 54 90 272
79 29.12.1943 12:57 La-5 10./JG 54 90 423
80 8.1.1944 12:13 P-40 10./JG 54 00182
81 15.1.1944 10:38 Il-2 10./JG 54 90 283
82 15.1.1944 13:01 Il-2 10./JG 54 90 414
83 15.1.1944 13:02 Il-2 10./JG 54 90 421
84 17.1.1944 10:50 Il-2 10./JG 54 00 323
85 17.1.1944 10:55 Il-2 10./JG 54 00 331
86 17.1.1944 10:56 Il-2 10./JG 54 00 411
87 19.1.1944 9:45 Il-2 10./JG 54 19 343
88 19.1.1944 10:15 Il-2 10./JG 54 19 372
89 24.1.1944 13:20 Il-2 10./JG 54 90623
90 24.1.1944 13:32 Il-2 10./JG 54 00382
91 25.1.1944 10:00 Pe-2 10./JG 54 00 443
92 25.1.1944 10:08 Il-2 10./JG 54 00 373
93 25.1.1944 12:23 Pe-2 10./JG 54 00 354
94 25.1.1944 12:25 Pe-2 10./JG 54 00 342
95 15.2.1944 13:10 Il-2 10./JG 54 99 661
96 15.2.1944 13:11 Il-2 10./JG 54 99 661
97 15.2.1944 13:12 Il-2 10./JG 54 99 661
98 15.2.1944 13:13 Il-2 10./JG 54 99 661
99 19.5.1944 13:17 P-38 III./JG 54 Oschersleben
100 27.5.1944 12:18 B-17 III./JG 54 20km NW Colmar
101 7.6.1944 13:45 Spitfire III./JG 54 3km SE Caen
102 7.6.1944 14:14 P-51 III./JG 54 Guyancourt
103 10.6.1944 14:21 P-47 III./JG 54 Caen
104 17.6.1944 19:03 Spitfire III./JG 54 Carpiquet
105 17.6.1944 19:08 Spitfire III./JG 54 SE St Pierre-sur-Dives
106 22.6.1944 21:15 P-51 Stab III./JG54 Bernay
107 23.6.1944 16:50 Spitfire Stab III./JG54 Caen
108 23.6.1944 16:57 Spitfire Stab III./JG54 Caen
109 27.6.1944 13:47 Spitfire Stab III./JG54 Trun
110 4.7.1944 19:45 Spitfire Stab III./JG54 Carentan-St Lo
111 12.7.1944 14:30 P-47 Stab III./JG54 Conches
112 12.7.1944 14:33 P-47 Stab III./JG54 Conches
113 23.7.1944 19:17 P-38 Stab III./JG54 Limours
114 23.7.1944 19:18 P-38 Stab III./JG54 Limours
115 28.7.1944 20:14 B-26 Stab III./JG54 Vimoutiers
116 6.8.1944 12:21 B-24 Stab III./JG54 Mantes
117 6.8.1944 12:22 B-24 Stab III./JG54 Mantes-Pontoise
118 8.8.1944 14:48 P-38 Stab III./JG54 Mortain
119 28.9.1944 16:07 Spitfire Stab III./JG54 1km NW Apelstedt / Spitfire (PL904) of 541 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt D McCuaig, killed
120 6.11.1944 14:50~ P-38 Stab III./JG54 near Nordeney / F-5 (42-67395) of 13 PRS, USAAF flown by 1/Lt Buderich, killed
121 29.12.1944 11:00 Spitfire Stab III./JG54 Gersten / Spitfire (PT704) of 331 Sqn, RAF flown by Capt Reader, killed

Victories : 121
Awards : Ehrenpokal (8 May 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (2 August 1943)
Ritterkreuz (26 March 1944)
mit Eichenlaub (12 March 1945)
Units : JG26, JG54
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"Bazi" Weiss is credited with 121 aerial victories in 471 missions. 26 of his victories were scored over the Western Front. Included in his total are 40 Sturmoviks, 12 Spitfires and five Lightnings.

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Robert 'Bazi' Weiss

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
21-Sep-41 Robert Weiss 6./JG26 Spitfire 2500m 16.25 5km NW Berck-sur-Mer
09-Mar-42 Robert Weiss 6./JG26 Spitfire 300m 16.40 4-6km W Boulogne
31-May-42 Robert Weiss 6./JG26 Spitfire   19.40 Abbeville
12-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 09.57 10 191
12-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.10 00 262
14-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.15 10 112
14-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 I-153 1500m 12.35 10 322
15-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Su-2 3500m 09.25 10 143
15-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Yak-1 4000m 11.47 00 252
23-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 12.55 10 324
24-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 14.47 00 412
29-Jan-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 14.33 10 153
10-Feb-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11.15 10 151
11-Feb-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 08.25 00 412
14-Feb-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 I-153 600m 15.08 00 414
17-Feb-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 15.34 10 611
23-Feb-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 14.25 00 283
07-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-5 1500m 11.44 18 350
07-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 I-180 1200m 11.45 18 391
14-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 07.45 00 264
16-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 07.20 18 274
17-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 1600m 16.17 18 143
20-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 12.15 00 283
22-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 08.53 00 421
22-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 08.54 00 238
22-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 08.55 00 253
24-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-5 100m 06.54 10 332
30-Mar-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 MiG-3 3800m 18.28 00 224
03-Apr-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 18.11 00 271
08-Apr-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 16.35 01 774
13-Apr-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 18.02 00 154
02-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 17.00 54 623
02-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 16.50 54 593
03-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 17.13 44 831
04-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 80m 11.54 54 532
07-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08.45 54 593
12-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 17.25 41 691
13-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 4000m 07.45 51 81
14-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 18.03 51 872
14-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 18.00 50 214
14-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 18.01 50 213
14-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 3000m 07.08 51 832
17-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 08.50 41 491
17-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 08.53 41 484
19-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 15.30 51 554
19-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 15.27 51 581
19-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 15.25 51 551
20-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 15.35 51 581
22-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 16.02 61 773
22-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 1200m 10.26 41 691
23-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.05 60 133
23-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Pe-2 3200m 17.00 60 123
23-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 17.07 60 132
24-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 17.04 60 183
25-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 4500m 18.17 51 713
28-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 3700m 13.40 43 792
30-Aug-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 18.12 35 531
01-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 La-5 2800m 05.58 35 391
02-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.10 35 512
04-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Yak-9 3800m 08.25 35 574
06-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Yak-9 2300m 06.55 26 851
07-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 16.40 34 234
07-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 16.41 45 773
10-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Yak-9 3800m 15.47 34 263
10-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 Yak-9 4500m 15.43 44 171
15-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 3./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 16.10 35 341
22-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 11.30 12 514
24-Sep-43 Robert Weiss 1./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10.10 02 491
17-Oct-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 14.25 90 262 (E Oranienbaum)
17-Oct-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.30 00 152
05-Nov-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 13.50 S Nevel
12-Nov-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Yak-9 800m 08.55 West of Nevel
17-Nov-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1700m 09.10 97 562
17-Nov-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1700m 09.11 97 562
17-Nov-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 09.12 97 483
17-Nov-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 09.15 97 483
08-Dec-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 11.29 15km NE Asen
14-Dec-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 12.28 90 272
29-Dec-43 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 La-5 4000m 12.57 90 423
08-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 12.13 00182
15-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 10.38 90 283
15-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 13.01 90 414
15-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 13.02 90 421
17-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 10.50 00 323
17-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 10.56 00 411
17-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 10.55 00 331
19-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 09.45 19 343
19-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 10.15 19 372
24-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.20 90623
24-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.32 00382
25-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Pe-2 800m 12.23 00 354
25-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Pe-2 800m 10.00 00 443
25-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 10.08 00 373
25-Jan-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Pe-2 800m 12.25 00 342
15-Feb-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 13.13 99 661
15-Feb-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 13.10 99 661
15-Feb-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 13.11 99 661
15-Feb-44 Robert Weiss 10./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 13.12 99 661
19-May-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-38 Lightning   13.17 SE Oschersleben
27-May-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7500m 12.18 20km NW Colmar
07-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire Low Level 13.45 UU-5-1 3km SE Caen
07-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-51 Mustang 100m 14.14 AE-7-1 Guyancourt
10-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 1500m 14.21 UU-5 (Caen)
17-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire 2500m 19.03 UT-2 (FlPl Carpiquet)
17-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire Low Level 19.08 AA-1 (SE St Pierre-sur-Dives)
22-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-51 Mustang 2000m 21.15 UB-69 (180? Le Neubourg)
23-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire 1200m 16.50 UU-2 (Caen town)
23-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire 600m 16.57 UU-2 (Caen town)
27-Jun-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire Low Level 13.47 AA 4 (Trun)
04-Jul-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire 3500m 19.45 TS-US (Carentan-St Lo )
12-Jul-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt   14.33 05 Ost S/AB (Conches)
12-Jul-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 600m 14.30 05 Ost S/AB (Conches)
23-Jul-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-38 Lightning 800m 19.17 BE-4 (Limours SW Paris)
23-Jul-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-38 Lightning 800m 19.18 BE-4 (Limours SW Paris)
28-Jul-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 B-26 Hss 3000m 20.14 04 Ost N/AA-1 (Vimoutiers)
06-Aug-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 B-24 Liberator 4500m 12.21 UD-UE
06-Aug-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 B-24 Liberator 4500m 12.22 UD-UE (NW Paris)
08-Aug-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-38 Lightning 2300m 19.48 BT-4
28-Sep-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire 8000m 16.07 ES-8 (SE Twistringen)
06-Nov-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 P-38 Lightning 1500m 14.48 05 Ost S/GP-81
29-Dec-44 Robert Weiss Stab III./JG54 Spitfire   11.00 FQ-7 (Gersten 4km NW Lengerich)

Knights-Cross

Anton Mader

Asisbiz database list of 52 aerial victories for Anton Mader

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, July 09, 1940 Anton Mader 1./JG2 Spitfire   20:30 South of Portland
Tuesday, September 24, 1940 Anton Mader 1./JG2 Spitfire 5900m 09:45 ESE London
Monday, October 07, 1940 Anton Mader 1./JG2 Spitfire 5500m 16:57 20km N Portland
Monday, June 01, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 -     Ostfront (Eastern Front)
Monday, June 08, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 MiG-1 2000m 16:47 35 392
Monday, June 08, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 MiG-1 1500m 16:49 35 471
Wednesday, June 10, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 -     Ostfront (Eastern Front)
Thursday, July 02, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 -     Ostfront (Eastern Front)
Sunday, August 02, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 -     Ostfront (Eastern Front)
Tuesday, August 04, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 -     Ostfront (Eastern Front)
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 DB-7 1500m 18:09 82 122
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 DB-7 1500m 18:11 83 763
Thursday, August 06, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 DB-7 1500m 18:07 82 151
Wednesday, August 12, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 LaGG-3 1800-2000m 16:08 83 833
Wednesday, August 12, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 LaGG-3 2000m 09:33 83 881
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 DB-7 2000m 08:06 92 332
Thursday, August 13, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 MiG-1 1500m 08:25 92 321
Sunday, August 23, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 LaGG-3 892: 14:21 82 892
Tuesday, August 25, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 17:30 82 432
Tuesday, August 25, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik 1800m 17:33 72 293
Saturday, September 05, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 17:17 83 754
Friday, September 11, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 16:02 92 724
Tuesday, September 15, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 17:14 82 432
Tuesday, September 15, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 LaGG-3 800m 13:08 92 471
Tuesday, September 15, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 LaGG-3 1500m 08:45 92 321
Wednesday, September 16, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 DB-7 1800m 08:51 92 511
Wednesday, September 16, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 LaGG-3 1200m 14:41 92 381
Wednesday, September 16, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 DB-7 2000m 08:50 92 372
Friday, September 18, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 MiG-1 400m 17:16 82 294
Friday, September 18, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik 15m 17:16 92 312
Friday, September 18, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 MiG-1   17:20 92 312
Tuesday, September 22, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 MiG-1 1000m 15:31 92 141
Saturday, October 31, 1942 Anton Mader Stab II./JG77 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 13:55 92 774
Wednesday, May 19, 1943 Anton Mader Stab /JG11 B-17 Fortress 8000m 13:22 2-3km NE Ulvezbull
Friday, May 21, 1943 Anton Mader Stab /JG11 B-17 Fortress 7500m 12:56 7572
Monday, July 26, 1943 Anton Mader Stab /JG11 B-17 Fortress 8500m 13:21 9km W Papenburg
Friday, February 25, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 14:05 70 822
Monday, March 06, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 14:37 88 162
Tuesday, March 07, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Pe-2 4000m 14:04 69 622
Tuesday, March 07, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Pe-2 4000-50m 14:04 79 532
Sunday, April 02, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 16:00 88 36
Monday, April 03, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 12:35 88 352
Saturday, June 24, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 19:25 88 562
Monday, July 17, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 16:44 HR-23 (S Ostrov)
Monday, July 17, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 16:53 JR-13 (S Ostrov)
Monday, July 17, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 16:43 GR-91 (S Ostrov)
Monday, July 24, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 16:36 TQ-64 (SW Okolovo)
Saturday, August 05, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 La-5 650m 17:00 JH-75 (W Riga)
Monday, August 07, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 15:16 km-79
Monday, August 07, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 15:40 KN-91
Tuesday, August 15, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 17:06 LK-45
Saturday, August 26, 1944 Anton Mader Stab /JG54 La-5 800m 13:50 JN-66

Knights-Cross

Walter 'Nowi' Nowotny

Walter “Nowi” Nowotny was born on 7 December 1920 at Ceske Velenice/Gmünd on the Czechoslovakian/Austrian border. He joined the Luftwaffe on 1 October 1939. His flying training was completed at Jagfliegerschule 5 at Schwechat, near Vienna. Nowotny was posted to JG54 on 23 February 1941. Leutnant Nowotny was assigned to 9./JG54. His first four weeks with the unit were served with the Stabsschwarm of Ergänzungsgruppe/JG54. He claimed his first victories over Ösel Island on 19 July, when he shot down two Russian I-153 biplane fighters. However, he was, in turn, shot down in Bf-109E-7 (W.Nr. 1137) “White 2” by an I-153, flown by the future Russian ace Alexandr Avdeev (13 victories, killed in action 12 August 1942) of 153 IAP, VVS, over Riga Bay in this engagement. After three days and nights at sea in a rubber dinghy, Nowotny finally reached the shore. He recorded his 10th victory on 13 September.

On 11march 1942, Nowotny transferred to 3./JG54. He shot down five Russian fighters on 20 July. On 2 August 1942, Nowotny claimed seven enemy aircraft shot down to record his 48th through 54th victories. On 11 August, he shot down two RussianmiG-3 fighters. His Bf109G-2 (W.Nr. 10360) was hit in the engagement and caught fire. Nowotny was able to bring the burning aircraft back to his base for a crash-landing, although he did suffer some injuries. Leutnant Nowotny was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 September for 56 victories. Nowotny, was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG54 on 25 October 1942. He recorded his 75th victory on 20march 1943. On 26march 1943, Nowotnymet the first Russian flown Spitfire fighters, operated by the 26 GvIAP of the Leningrad Air Defence, and shot down one of them for his 79th victory. In June, he shot down 41 enemy aircraft, including five on 1 June (84-88), six on 8 June (93-98), his 100th victory on 15 June, six on 21 June (109-114) and 10 on 24 June (115-124). On 10 August 1943, Nowotny was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG54. He recorded 49 Soviet planes shot down in August 1943, including nine on 13 August (129–137), six on 18 August (146-151) and seven on the 21 August (155-161).

His prolific scoring continued in September when he shot down 45 enemy aircraft during themonth. On 1 September 1943, he shot down ten enemy aircraft (174-183); five in the space of 12minutes during amorning sortie and another five in nineminutes at noon. He shot down six enemy aircraft the next day (184-189). On 4 September, Oberleutnant Nowotny was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 293) for 189 victories. He shot down five enemy aircraft on 8 September, including his 200th victory. On 14 and 15 September, he claimed six enemy aircraft on each day to raise his victory total to 215. Hauptmann Nowotny was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 37) on 22 September for 218 victories. During his last ten days on the Eastern Front, ending on 14 October 1943, Nowotny shot down 32 Russian aircraft, including eight on 9 October (224-231) and six on 13 (239-244) and 14 October (245-250). Nowotny was the first pilot in history to pass 250 victories and was now the top-scoring fighter ace of the Luftwaffe. On 19 October, he became the eighth recipient of the Brillanten. The Nazi propagandamachine turned Nowotny into a “superstar” of the Luftwaffe. He had received the highestmilitary awards available: Ritterkreuzmit Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten and was withdrawn from combat activity by the High Command. During the followingmonths, hismain role was to perform propaganda andmoral-boosting duties before, on 1 April 1944, Hauptmann Nowotny was appointed Kommodore of JG101, an operational fighter-training unit, based at Pau in France.

In September 1944,major Nowotny was put in charge of Kommando Nowotny, equipped with theme 262 jet fighter. The unit consolidated a number of test units and was tasked with acquiring tactical knowledge and experience ofme 262 operations. The unit was based on two airfields northwest of Osnabrück: Achmer and Hesepe. Nowotny was besieged with difficulties in operationally testing the jet fighter. In addition to staving off the increasing Allied fighter presence the jets attracted, he was also beset with the technical difficulties a new and immature technology presented. By 7 November 1944, Nowotny had claimed three victories in the new jet fighter. Nowotny took off on 8 November 1944, flying against USAAF bombers with a fighter escort. The exact circumstances of Nowotny’s death remain uncertain. Ground personnel reported hearing combat above the clouds. Nowotny reported he had downed a B-24 four-engine bomber and probably destroyed a P-51 fighter. He then reported an engine failure beforemaking a garbled transmission referring to “burning” over the radio. Hisme 262A-1a (W.Nr. 110400) “White 8” was seen to dive vertically out of the clouds and crash at Epe, 2.5 kilometres east of Hesepe. It is generally accepted that he was shot down by 1st Lt Edward “Buddy” Haydon of the 357th Fighter Group, USAAF and Capt Ernest “Feeb” Fiebelkorn (9 victories) of the 20th Fighter Group, USAAF whom shared ame 262 victory at 12:45 over Achmer that day.

Walter Nowotny flew over 442missions in achieving 258 victories. He recorded 255 of his victories over the Eastern front. Of his three victories recorded over the Western front, 2 were four-engine bombers and all 3 victories were gained while flying theme 262 jet fighter. He claimed 24 victories over Il-2.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 19.7.1941 19:24 I-153 1.(Erg)/JG54 Osel
2 19.7.1941 19:25 I-153 1.(Erg)/JG54 Osel
3 31.7.1941 14:15 I-15 1.(Erg)/JG54  
4 8.8.1941 17:10 SB-2 1.(Erg)/JG54  
5 8.8.1941 17:15 SB-2 1.(Erg)/JG54  
6 9.8.1941 17:45 SB-3 1.(Erg)/JG54  
7 17.8.1941 13:28 DB-3 1.(Erg)/JG54  
8 17.8.1941 13:30 DB-3 1.(Erg)/JG54  
9 19.8.1941 14:00 I-153 1.(Erg)/JG54  
10 13.9.1941   E/a 1.(Erg)/JG54  
11 8.1.1942 9:00 I-16 1.(Erg)/JG54 S Morja at 1,200m
12 8.1.1942 9:11 I-16 1.(Erg)/JG54 NW Morja at 1,200 m
13 25.4.1942 14:40 MiG-3 3./JG54  
14 26.4.1942 17:14 Il-2 3./JG54  
15 30.4.1942 19:20 I-16 3./JG54  
16 11.5.1942 17:15 P-40 3./JG54  
17 13.5.1942 9:41 I-180 3./JG54 11 743 at 50 m
18 16.5.1942 10:40 I-16 3./JG54 1025 at 3,000 m
19 16.5.1942 10:43 P-40 3./JG54 1025 at 2,800 m
20 28.5.1942 19:51 I-16 3./JG54  
21 6.6.1942 14:50~ MiG-3 3./JG54  
22 7.6.1942 13:30~ I-153 3./JG54  
23 9.6.1942 15:35 MiG-3 3./JG54  
24 9.6.1942 15:39~ MiG-3 3./JG54  
25 11.6.1942 20:40 Yak-1 3./JG54  
26 25.6.1942 17:35 LaGG-3 3./JG54  
27 26.6.1942 14:10 LaGG-3 3./JG54  
28 26.6.1942 16:16 LaGG-3 3./JG54  
29 26.6.1942 14:20 LaGG-3 3./JG54  
30 11.7.1942 13:05 P-40 3./JG54  
31 11.7.1942 13:12 Il-2 3./JG54  
32 20.7.1942 12:35 LaGG-3 3./JG54  
33 20.7.1942 12:42 LaGG-3 3./JG54  
34 20.7.1942 18:52 P-40 3./JG54  
35 20.7.1942 19:00 I-180 3./JG54  
36 20.7.1942 19:12 P-40 3./JG54  
37 21.7.1942 19:05 MiG-3 3./JG54  
38 23.7.1942 7:30 P-40 3./JG54  
39 23.7.1942 7:40 P-40 3./JG54  
40 23.7.1942 7:52 MiG-3 3./JG54  
41 25.7.1942 17:15 MiG-3 3./JG54 00 273 at 2,000 m
42 25.7.1942 19:30 I-180 3./JG54 00 153 at 1,500 m
43 26.7.1942 17:05 MiG-3 3./JG54 20 511 at 1,500 m
44 26.7.1942 17:20 P-40 3./JG54 20 542 at 800 m
45 26.7.1942 17:25 Il-2 3./JG54 20 511
46 28.7.1942 9:30 LaGG-3 3./JG54 Leningrad at 4,500 m
47 28.7.1942 15:30 MiG-3 3./JG54 SW Kolpino at 100 m
48 2.8.1942 12:55 I-16 3./JG54 00 163 at 3,000 m
49 2.8.1942 13:05 I-16 3./JG54 00 191 at 2,000 m
50 2.8.1942 13:24 MiG-3 3./JG54 00 153 at 3,200 m
51 2.8.1942 14:20 I-16 3./JG54 00 123 at 500 m
52 2.8.1942 14:25 LaGG-3 3./JG54 00 161 at 3,000 m
53 2.8.1942 14:40 MiG-3 3./JG54 00 154 at 1,500 m
54 2.8.1942 14:55 MiG-3 3./JG54 00 192 at 1,000 m
55 7.8.1942 9:25 Il-2 3./JG54 20 552 at 100 m
56 7.8.1942 9:30 LaGG-3 3./JG54 20 563 at 500 m
57 11.8.1942 11:15 MiG-3 3./JG54 18 231 at 3,000 m
58 8.11.1942 9:45 I-15 1./JG54 11 844 at 50 m
59 8.11.1942 11:33 MiG-3 1./JG54 11 792 at 500m
60 10.12.1943 11:45 P-40 1./JG54 10 152 at 500 m
61 10.12.1943 11:55 LaGG-3 1./JG54 11 743 at 200 m
62 7.1.1943 9:40 I-16 1./JG54 01 961 at 500 m
63 2.3.1943 11:28 I-16 1./JG54 90 271 at 500 m
64 7.3.1943 13:40 LaGG-5 1./JG54 18 364 at 100 m
65 7.3.1943 16:20 LaGG-3 1./JG54 28 371
66 9.3.1943 10:20 MiG-3 1./JG54 00 211 at 50 m
67 9.3.1943 10:21 MiG-3 1./JG54 00 211 at 50 m
68 14.3.1943 14:50 LaGG-3 1./JG54 18 272 at 50 m
69 14.3.1943 14:53 LaGG-3 1./JG54 18 281 at 50 m
70 15.3.1943 7:56 LaGG-3 1./JG54 18 272 at 1,000 m
71 15.3.1943 8:04 LaGG-3 1./JG54 18 263 at 100 m
72 15.3.1943 15:10 LaGG-3 1./JG54 18 253 at 1,000 m
73 19.3.1943 9:45 LaGG-5 1./JG54 10 180 at 1,000 m
74 19.3.1943 9:55 LaGG-5 1./JG54 10 184 at 800 m
75 20.3.1943 12:16 LaGG-3 1./JG54 00 480 at 1,000 m
76 22.3.1943 11:50 LaGG-3 1./JG54 00 410 at 100 m
77 22.3.1943 12:00 Il-2 1./JG54 00 414 at 2,000 m
78 22.3.1943 12:05 Il-2 1./JG54 00 412 at 300 m
79 26.3.1943 10:25 Spitfire 1./JG54 10 322 at 4,500 m
80 3.4.1943 10:35 LaGG-3 1./JG54 00 410 at 3,000 m
81 3.4.1943 18:11 MiG-3 1./JG54 00 271 at 3,000 m
82 6.5.1943 16:15 LaGG-3 1./JG54 90 214 at 200 m
83 27.5.1943 19:05 LaGG-3 1./JG54 00 243 at 1,500 m
84 1.6.1943 4:55 LaGG-5 1./JG54 20 154 at 1,000 m
85 1.6.1943 5:20 LaGG-3 1./JG54 10 260 at 1,200 m
86 1.6.1943 16:00 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 154 at 400 m
87 1.6.1943 16:05 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 161 at 300 m
88 1.6.1943 16:10 MiG-3 1./JG54 10 264 at 50 m
89 5.6.1943 12:05 MiG-3 1./JG54 10 264 at 4,800 m
90 5.6.1943 12:10 P-40 1./JG54 20 114 at 4,000 m
91 5.6.1943 12:26 LaGG-3 1./JG54 21 751 at 4,000 m
92 5.6.1943 12:30 P-40 1./JG54 10 243 at 3,000 m
93 8.6.1943 15:50 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 113 at 5,200 m
94 8.6.1943 15:55 P-40 1./JG54 20 121 at 5,000 m
95 8.6.1943 16:05 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 141 at 4,000 m
96 8.6.1943 16:12 P-40 1./JG54 10 262 at 3,500 m
97 8.6.1943 16:20 LaGG-3 1./JG54 10 253 at 3,000 m
98 8.6.1943 16:23 LaGG-3 1./JG54 10 281 at 3,500 m
99 15.6.1943 16:30 LaGG-3 1./JG54 90 134 at 2,000 m
100 15.6.1943 16:38 LaGG-3 1./JG54 90 134 at 1,500 m
101 15.6.1943 16:41 LaGG-3 1./JG54 90 134 at 5-10 m
102 17.6.1943 5:00 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 163 at 2,000 m
103 17.6.1943 5:03 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 163 at 2,000 m
104 17.6.1943 5:30 LaGG-3 1./JG54 10 264 at 2,500 m
105 18.6.1943 6:10 Hurricane 1./JG54 20 161 at 50 m
106 19.6.1943 20:05 LaGG-5 1./JG54 20 121 at 4,000 m
107 19.6.1943 20:55 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 113 at 3,000 m
108 19.6.1943 21:00 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 123 at 2,000 m
109 21.6.1943 15:30 LaGG-3 1./JG54 21 754 at 5,000 m
110 21.6.1943 15:32 LaGG-3 1./JG54 21 750 at 5,000 m
111 21.6.1943 15:50 La-5 1./JG54 20 122
112 21.6.1943 19:50 LaGG-5 1./JG54 20 133 at 500 m
113 21.6.1943 19:58 LaGG-5 1./JG54 20 124 at 1,000 m
114 21.6.1943 20:09 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 124 at 5,000 m
115 24.6.1943 7:00 Yak-1 1./JG54 20 120 at 1,000 m
116 24.6.1943 7:03 Yak-1 1./JG54 20 121 at 500 m
117 24.6.1943 7:05 Yak-1 1./JG54 20 112 at 100 m
118 24.6.1943 7:10 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 133 at 1,000 m
119 24.6.1943 7:13 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 134 at 500 m
120 24.6.1943 7:15 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 132 at 700 m
121 24.6.1943 7:20 LaGG-3 1./JG54 20 161 at 10 m
122 24.6.1943 11:15 MiG-3 1./JG54 20 182 at 3,800 m
123 24.6.1943 11:18 MiG-3 1./JG54 20 184 at 1,200 m
124 24.6.1943 11:22 MiG-3 1./JG54 20 194 at 1,000 m
125 12.8.1943 8:55 La-5 1./JG54 05 184 at 1,000 m
126 12.8.1943 9:10 La-5 1./JG54 41 694 at 4,500 m
127 12.8.1943 14:00 Yak-1 1./JG54 41 462 at 2,000 m
128 12.8.1943 14:05 La-5 1./JG54 51 344 at 50 m
129 13.8.1943 12:00 La-5 1./JG54 51 843 at 500 m
130 13.8.1943 16:42 LaGG-3 1./JG54 61 714 at 2,500 m
131 13.8.1943 16:55 LaGG-3 1./JG54 51 834 at 2,000 m
132 13.8.1943 17:06 LaGG-3 1./JG54 51 832 at 2,000 m
133 13.8.1943 18:40 La-5 1./JG54 51 812 at 6,000 m
134 13.8.1943 18:43 La-5 1./JG54 51 863 at 5,500 m
135 13.8.1943 18:47 LaGG-3 1./JG54 51 623 at 5,700 m
136 13.8.1943 18:50 LaGG-3 1./JG54 51 492 at 5,000 m
137 13.8.1943 19:00 LaGG-3 1./JG54 61 344 at 5,000 m
138 14.8.1943 12:20 La-5 1./JG54 51 881 at 4,500 m
139 14.8.1943 12:23 La-5 1./JG54 51 853 at 5,000 m
140 14.8.1943 12:27 Yak-7 1./JG54 51 673 at 5,600 m
141 15.8.1943 11:00 La-5 1./JG54 51 762 at 500 m
142 15.8.1943 11:10 La-5 1./JG54 51 734 at 100 m
143 15.8.1943 11:12 La-5 1./JG54 51 733 at 100 m
144 16.8.1943 11:16 La-5 1./JG54 51 732 at 1,500 m
145 16.8.1943 11:21 La-5 1./JG54 51 652 at 1,200 m
146 18.8.1943 7:35 La-5 1./JG54 60 134 at 500 m
147 18.8.1943 7:39 Il-2 1./JG54 60 130 at 200 m
148 18.8.1943 7:43 LaGG-3 1./JG54 60 161 at 500 m
149 18.8.1943 7:44 LaGG-3 1./JG54 60 152 at 500 m
150 18.8.1943 16:20 MiG-3 1./JG54 51 862 at 1,500 m
151 18.8.1943 16:23 Il-2 1./JG54 51 893 at 1,500 m
152 19.8.1943 15:30 P-39 1./JG54 51 712 at 3,500 m
153 19.8.1943 15:31 P-39 1./JG54 51 712 at 3,500 m
154 19.8.1943 15:37 P-39 1./JG54 51 732 at 2,000 m
155 21.8.1943 6:55 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG54 51 671 at 3,500m
156 21.8.1943 6:56 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG54 51 671 at 3,300 m
157 21.8.1943 7:00 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG54 51 643 at 3,000 m
158 21.8.1943 7:03 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG54 51 642 at 3,000 m
159 21.8.1943 16:02 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 51 533
160 21.8.1943 16:03 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 51 551 at 3,500 m
161 21.8.1943 16:08 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 51 533 at 5,000 m
162 23.8.1943 10:45 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 60 111 at 800 m
163 23.8.1943 10:48 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 61 773 at 300 m
164 24.8.1943 7:27 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 41 483 at 4,000 m
165 24.8.1943 7:32 La-5 Stab I./JG54 41 461 at 2,000 m
166 24.8.1943 7:39 La-5 Stab I./JG54 51 383 at 2,000 m
167 25.8.1943 14:03 Boston III Stab I./JG54 51 853 at 300 m
168 29.8.1943 6:46 P-39 Stab I./JG54 43 894 at 5,000 m
169 29.8.1943 12:25 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 42 133 at 1,300 m
170 29.8.1943 12:30 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 43 130 at 500 m
171 31.8.1943 17:35 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 35 381 at 6,000 m
172 31.8.1943 17:50 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 373 at 800 m
173 31.8.1943 17:52 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 381 at 300 m
174 1.9.1943 6:00 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 35 382 at 4,000 m
175 1.9.1943 6:03 Yak-1 Stab I./JG54 35 380 Mitte at 3,500 m
176 1.9.1943 6:05 Yak-1 Stab I./JG54 35 383 at 2,000 m
177 1.9.1943 6:10 Yak-1 Stab I./JG54 35 372 at 1,000 m
178 1.9.1943 6:12 Yak-1 Stab I./JG54 35 371 at 800 m
179 1.9.1943 12:10 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 25 464 at 4,000 m
180 1.9.1943 12:12 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 35 343 at 4,000 m
181 1.9.1943 12:15 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 35 353 at 4,000 m
182 1.9.1943 12:18 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 35 354 at 4,000 m
183 1.9.1943 12:19 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 35 362 at 4,000 m
184 2.9.1943 11:03 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 35 371 at 800 m
185 2.9.1943 11:05 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 370 Mitte at 300 m
186 2.9.1943 11:07 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 374 at 300 m
187 2.9.1943 11:10 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 373 at 200 m
188 2.9.1943 11:13 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 25 622 at 200 m
189 2.9.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 25 491 at 200 m
190 5.9.1943 15:35 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 35 374 at 3,400 m
191 6.9.1943 11:00 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 36 451 at 3,000 m
192 6.9.1943 17:35 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 25 22 mitte at 5,000 m
193 7.9.1943 9:08 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 383 at 5,000 m
194 7.9.1943 9:15 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 350 Mitte at 5,000 m
195 7.9.1943 16:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 45 713 at 800 m
196 8.9.1943 7:30 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 864 at 1,500 m
197 8.9.1943 7:32 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 863 at 800 m
198 8.9.1943 7:35 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 854 at 500 m
199 8.9.1943 7:38 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 820 Mitte at 800 m
200 8.9.1943 7:42 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 822 at 900 m
201 10.9.1943 17:45 La-5 Stab I./JG54 26 673 at 1,800 m
202 11.9.1943 14:50 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 44 114: at 200m
203 11.9.1943 15:00 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 824: at 2.000m
204 14.9.1943 15:35 La-5 Stab I./JG54 34 422 at 1,800 m
205 14.9.1943 15:38 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 34 293 at 1,500 m
206 14.9.1943 15:50 La-5 Stab I./JG54 34 450 at 500 m
207 14.9.1943 15:52 La-5 Stab I./JG54 34 423 at 200 m
208 14.9.1943 16:30 Pe-2 Stab I./JG54 35 571 at 3,000 m
209 14.9.1943 16:32 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 572 at 1,200 m
210 15.9.1943 9:50 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 25 414 at 600 m
211 15.9.1943 9:52 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 371 at 200 m
212 15.9.1943 10:12 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 25 412 at 600 m
213 15.9.1943 10:15 Pe-2 Stab I./JG54 35 341 at 500m
214 15.9.1943 10:20 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 343 at 300 m
215 15.9.1943 10:22 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 35 340 Mitte at 300 m
216 17.9.1943 17:15 La-5 Stab I./JG54 25 494 at 3,000 m
217 17.9.1943 17:20 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 35 341 at 2,000 m
218 17.9.1943 17:25 La-5 Stab I./JG54 35 372 at 10 m
219 5.10.1943 16:15 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 02 590 Mitte (Chernobyl) at 5,000 m
220 7.10.1943 16:15 P-39 Stab I./JG54 17 724 (SE Woschiwka) at 5,000 m
221 7.10.1943 16:16 P-39 Stab I./JG54 17 752 at 4,500 m
222 7.10.1943 16:18 P-40 Stab I./JG54 17 784 at 4,000 m
223 7.10.1943 16:20 P-39 Stab I./JG54 17 783 at 3,800 m
224 9.10.1943 9:20 P-39 Stab I./JG54 06 111 at 5,000 m
225 9.10.1943 9:25 P-39 Stab I./JG54 96 232 at 4,000 m
226 9.10.1943 9:30 P-39 Stab I./JG54 96 881 (SSE Nevel) at 30 m
227 9.10.1943 13:43 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 SE Ssenniza-See at 300 m
228 9.10.1943 13:47 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 06 273 (W Lyuchkovo) at 300 m
229 9.10.1943 15:45 P-39 Stab I./JG54 06 161 (N Kossedenye) at 4,000 m
230 9.10.1943 15:47 P-39 Stab I./JG54 06 160 Mitte (NW Aleyejevka) at 3,000 m
231 9.10.1943 15:50 P-39 Stab I./JG54 06 162 (E Krutiki) at 3,000 m / JG54's 6,000th victory
232 11.10.1943 14:20 P-40 Stab I./JG54 06 161 (SE Volch'i Gory) at 3,500 m
233 11.10.1943 14:25 P-39 Stab I./JG54 06 163 (SW Frolovo) at 200 m
234 11.10.1943 14:27 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 06 243 ([NE Drui) at 800 m
235 11.10.1943 14:29 P-40 Stab I./JG54 06 271-2 (NE Gorovotka) at 1,000 m
236 12.10.1943 14:20 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 15 714 (W Nikolskoye) at 400 m
237 12.10.1943 14:25 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 15 551 (SE Lenin) at 3,000 m
238 12.10.1943 14:30 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 15 572 (NE Gorki) at 3,000 m
239 13.10.1943 8:00 La-5 Stab I./JG54 15 553 at 3,000 m
240 13.10.1943 8:15 La-5 Stab I./JG54 15 581 at 3,000 m
241 13.10.1943 9:30 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 15 514 (N Lenin)
242 13.10.1943 9:33 La-5 Stab I./JG54 15 542 (S Lenin) at 500 m
243 13.10.1943 9:40 LaGG-5 Stab I./JG54 15 514 (NE Lenin) at 4,000 m
244 13.10.1943 9:43 La-5 Stab I./JG54 15 512 (SE Lenin) at 3,200 m
245 14.10.1943 11:15 P-40 Stab I./JG54 15 381 (S Lyadoff) at 1,500 m
246 14.10.1943 11:20 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 15 382 (S Lyadoff) at 1,500 m
247 14.10.1943 14:30 LaGG-3 Stab I./JG54 15 510 Mitte (N Tsukino) at 3,500 m
248 14.10.1943 14:32 La-5 Stab I./JG54 15 512 (SE Bayevo) at 3,000 m
249 14.10.1943 14:35 La-5 Stab I./JG54 15 512 (E Bayevo) at 2,000 m
250 14.10.1943 14:50 P-40 Stab I./JG54 15 374 (S Markovo) at 3,000 m
251 5.11.1943 10:40 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 S Sanessno-See at 3,500 m
252 5.11.1943 10:55 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 E Chernoye at 3,500 m
253 10.11.1943 14:10 Il-2 Stab I./JG54 06 111 at 400 m
254 10.11.1943 14:20 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 1 km E Nosikovo (Pskov area)
255 12.11.1943 10:05 Yak-9 Stab I./JG54 3 km Spavessno-Sees at 800 m
256 7.10.1944 11:30 B-24 Kdo Nowotny GQ-1 (NW Bramsche) at 5,000 m
257 8.11.1944   B-24 Kdo Nowotny Near Hesepe / Probably B-17
258 8.11.1944   P-51 Kdo Nowotny Near Hesepe

Victories: 258
Awards: Ehrenpokal (14 July 1942)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (21 August 1942)
Ritterkreuz (4 September 1942)
Eichenlaub (4 September 1943)
Schwertern (22 September 1943)
Brillanten (19 October 1943)
Units: JG54, JG101, Kdo Nowotny
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/nowotny.html

Asisbiz database list of 257 aerial victories out of 258 for Walter Nowotny

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Jul-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-15 Rata   19.24  
19-Jul-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-15 Rata   19.25  
31-Jul-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-15 Rata   14.15  
08-Aug-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 SB-2   17.15  
08-Aug-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 SB-2   17.10  
09-Aug-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 SB-3   17.45  
17-Aug-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 DB-3   13.28  
17-Aug-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 DB-3   13.30  
19-Aug-41 Walter Nowotny 1.(Erg)/JG54 I-153   14.00  
08-Jan-42 Walter Nowotny Erg./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.00 S Morja
08-Jan-42 Walter Nowotny Erg./JG54 I-16 Rata 1200m 09.11 NW Morja
25-Apr-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   14.40  
26-Apr-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   17.14  
30-Apr-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   19.20  
11-May-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.15  
13-May-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-180 50m 09.41 11 743
16-May-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 3000m 10.40 1025
16-May-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2800m 10.43 1025
28-May-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata   19.51  
06-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   14.50  
07-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-153   13.30  
09-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   15.39  
09-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   15.35  
11-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 Yak-1   20.40  
25-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   17.35  
26-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   14.10  
26-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   16.16  
26-Jun-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   14.20  
11-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   13.12  
11-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   13.05  
20-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   18.52  
20-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   19.12  
20-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-180   19.00  
20-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   12.35  
20-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3   12.42  
21-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   19.05  
23-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   07.30  
23-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   07.40  
23-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3   07.52  
25-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 17.15 00 273
25-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-180 1500m 19.30 00 153
26-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 17.20 20 542
26-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   17.25 20 511
26-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 17.05 20 511
28-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 09.30 Leningrad
28-Jul-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15.30 SW Kolpino
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 3000m 12.55 00 163
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 1000m 14.55 00 192
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 14.40 00 154
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.25 00 161
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 14.20 00 123
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 13.05 00 191
02-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 3200m 13.24 00 153
07-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.25 20 552
07-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 09.30 20 563
11-Aug-42 Walter Nowotny 3./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 11.15 18 231
08-Nov-42 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 I-15 Rata 50m 09.45 11 844
08-Nov-42 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 500m 11.33 11 792
10-Dec-42 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 500m 11.45 10 152
10-Dec-42 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11.55 11 743
07-Jan-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 09.40 1961
02-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 500m 11.28 90 271
07-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 100m 13.40 18 364
07-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 16.20 28 371
09-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 50m 10.20 00 211
09-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 50m 10.21 00 211
14-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 14.50 18 272
14-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 50m 14.53 18 281
15-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07.56 18 272
15-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 08.04 18 263
15-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 15.10 18 253
19-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 800m 09.45 10 180
19-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 09.55 10 184
20-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 12.16 00 480
22-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 12.05 00 412
22-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 11.50 00 410
22-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 12.00 00 414
26-Mar-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Spitfire 4500m 10.25 10 322
03-Apr-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.35 00 410
03-Apr-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 18.11 00 271
06-May-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 16.15 90 214
27-May-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 19.05 00 243
01-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 16.00 20 154
01-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 16.05 20 161
01-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 05.20 10 260
01-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 04.55 20 154
01-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 50m 16.10 10 264
05-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 4800m 12.05 10 264
05-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4000m 12.10 20 114
05-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.26 21 751
05-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 12.30 10 243
08-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 5000m 15.55 20 121
08-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 16.23 10 281
08-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16.20 10 253
08-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 16.12 10 262
08-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5200m 15.50 20 113
08-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 16.05 20 141
15-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 16.30 90 134
15-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 16.38 90 134
15-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5-10m 16.41 90 134
17-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 05.00 20 163
17-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 05.03 20 163
17-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 05.30 10 264
18-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Hurricane 50m 06.10 20 161
19-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 20.50 20 121
19-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 20.55 20 113
19-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 21.00 20 123
21-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15.32 21 750
21-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 19.58 20 124
21-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 20.09 20 124
21-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 15.30 21 754
21-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 19.55 20 133
21-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5   15.50 20 122
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07.10 20 133
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 1200m 11.22 20 194
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 2500m 11.18 20 184
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 3800m 11.15 20 182
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 10m 07.20 20 161
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 07.13 20 134
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 100m 07.05 20 112
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 500m 07.03 20 121
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 07.00 20 120
24-Jun-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 07.15 20 132
12-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 50m 14.05 51 344
12-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 14.00 41 462
12-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 08.55 51 84
12-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 09.10 41 694
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 500m 12.00 51 843
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 16.42 61 714
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 16.55 51 834
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 17.06 51 832
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 6000m 18.40 51 812
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 5500m 18.43 51 683
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5700m 18.47 51 623
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 18.50 51 492
13-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 19.00 61 344
14-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 12.20 51 881
14-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 12.23 51 853
14-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-7 5600m 12.27 51 673
15-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 200m 11.00 51 762
15-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 100m 11.10 51 734
15-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 100m 11.12 51 733
16-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 11.16 51 732
16-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 1200m 11.21 51 652
18-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 500m 07.35 60 134
18-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.39 60 13
18-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 07.43 60 161
18-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 07.44 60 152
18-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 MiG-3 1500m 16.20 51 862
18-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 16.23 51 893
19-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 15.30 51 712
19-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 15.31 51 712
19-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 15.37 51 732
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 16.02 51 533
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 07.03 51 642
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 16.03 51 551
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3300m 06.56 51 671
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 16.08 51 533
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3500m 06.55 51 671
21-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 07.00 51 643
23-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 10.45 60 111
23-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 10.48 61 773
24-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 07.27 41 483
24-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 07.32 41 461
24-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 07.39 51 383
25-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 300m 14.03 51 853
29-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 12.30 42 13
29-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 06.46 43 894
29-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1300m 12.25 42 133
31-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Yak-9 6000m 17.35 35 381
31-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 La-5 800m 17.50 35 373
31-Aug-43 Walter Nowotny 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 17.52 35 381
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.10 25 464
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 06.00 35 382
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.18 35 354
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.15 35 353
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.19 35 362
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 12.12 35 343
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 800m 06.12 35 371
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 06.10 35 372
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 3500m 06.03 35itte
01-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 06.05 35 383
02-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 11.03 35 371
02-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11.05 35itte
02-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11.07 35 374
02-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11.10 35 373
02-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11.13 25 622
02-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11.15 25 491
05-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3400m 15.35 35 374
06-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 17.35 25 22 mitte
06-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.00 36 451
07-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 16.30 45 713
07-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 5000m 09.08 35 383
07-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 5000m 09.15 35 35 mitte
08-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1500m 07.30 35 864
08-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 07.32 35 863
08-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 07.35 35 854
08-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 800m 07.38 35 82 mitte
08-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 900m 07.42 35 822
10-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1800m 17.45 26 673
11-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 200m 14.50 44 114
11-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 2000m 15.00 35 824
14-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1200m 16.32 35 572
14-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 1800m 15.35 34 422
14-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 15.38 34 293
14-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 500m 15.50 34 45
14-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 200m 15.52 34 423
14-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16.30 35 571
15-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 10.22 35 34 mitte
15-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 10.20 35 343
15-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Pe-2 500m 10.15 35 341
15-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 09.50 25 414
15-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 600m 10.12 25 412
15-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 200m 09.52 35 371
17-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 17.15 25 494
17-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 17.20 35 341
17-Sep-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 10m 17.25 35 372
05-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 5000m 16.15 02 59 Mitte
07-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 16.20 17 783
07-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 4000m 16.18 17 784
07-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 16.15 SO Woschiwka (17724)
07-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 16.16 17 752
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 15.47 NW Aleyejevka (06 16 mitte)
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 09.25 96 232
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 15.45 N Kossedenye (06 161)
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 15.50 E Krutiki (06 162)
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13.47 06 273 (W Lyuchkovo)
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 09.20 06 111
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13.43 SE ssenniza-See
09-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 30m 09.30 96 881 (ssE Nevel)
11-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 14.20 06 161 (SE Volchi Gory)
11-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 200m 14.25 06 163 (SW Frolovo)
11-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14.27 06 243 (NE Drui)
11-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 14.29 06 271-2 (NE Gorovotka)
12-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 14.20 15 714 (W Nikolskoye)
12-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.25 15 551 (SE Lenin)
12-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.30 15 572 (NE Gorki)
13-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 500m 09.33 15 542 (S Lenin)
13-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 09.40 15 514 (NE Lenin)
13-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 09.30 15 514 (N Lenin)
13-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 08.00 15 553
13-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3200m 09.43 15 512 (SE Lenin)
13-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 08.15 15 581
14-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 2000m 14.35 E Bayevo (15 512)
14-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 14.50 S Markovo (15 374)
14-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 La-5 3000m 14.32 SE Bayevo (15 512)
14-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 14.30 N Tsukino (15 51 Mitte)
14-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 11.20 S Lyadoff (15 382)
14-Oct-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 11.15 S Lyadoff (15 381)
05-Nov-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 10.55 E Chernoye
05-Nov-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 10.40 S Sanessno-See
10-Nov-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 14.10 06 111
10-Nov-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9   14.20 1km E Nosikovo Nil (Krs Pskov)
12-Nov-43 Walter Nowotny Stab I./JG54 Yak-9 800m 10.05 3km S Spavessno-Sees
07-Oct-44 Walter Nowotny Stab III./JG6 B-24 Liberator 5000m 11.30 GQ-1 (NW Bramsche)
08-Nov-44 Walter Nowotny Kdo./Nowotny P-51 Mustang      
08-Nov-44 Walter Nowotny Kdo./Nowotny B-24 Liberator      

Knights-Cross

Erich Rudorffer

Erich Rudorffer was born on 1 November 1917 at Zwochau, near Leipzig, in Saxony. Rudorffer was posted to JG2 on 1 November 1939. Feldwebel Rudorffer was assigned to 2./JG2. He recorded his first victory, a French Curtiss Hawk 75 fighter, on 14 May 1940. He went on to score eight additional victories during the Battle of France. By 1 May 1941, Leutnant Rudorffer had achieved 19 victories, which led to the award of the Ritterkreuz. During the British "Non-Stop Offensive" of 1941, Rudorffer recorded 21 victories, including his 40th on 8 December. Rudorffer was particularly successful over the Allied landings at Dieppe on 19 August 1942 when he shot down two Spitfire fighters, his 44th and 45th victory. On 11 November, Rudorffer was appointed Staffelkapitan of 6./JG2. He led the unit when II./JG2 was transferred to Tunisia. He shot down eight British aircraft in 32 minutes on 9 February 1943 to record his 54th through 61st victories, and seven more in 20 minutes six days later (63-69). Following the hospitalisation of Hauptmann Adolf Dickfeld (136 victories, RK-EL) with injuries received in a landing accident, Oberleutnant Rudorffer assumed temporary command of II./JG2. After scoring a total of 27 victories in Tunisia, Rudorffer returned to the Channel Front in April 1943. In May 1943, Hauptmann Rudorffer was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG2. He recorded two further victories, his 73rd and 74th, before parting company with JG2.

Rudorffer was given the task of forming IV./JG54 near Konigsberg in June 1943. However, Rudorffer was transferred to the Eastern Front to assume command of II./JG54 after its Kommandeur, Hauptmann Heinrich Jung (68 victories, RK) failed to return from a mission on 30 July 1943. Once on the Eastern Front, Rudorffer's really successful days again.

On 24 August 1943, he shot down five Russian aircraft on the first mission of the day and followed that up with three more victories on a second mission. On 14 September he claimed five victories (91-95). He scored seven victories in seven minutes on 11 October, including his 100th, but his finest achievement occurred on 6 November when in the course of 17 minutes, 13 Russian aircraft fell to his guns! Only another Grunherzflieger, Emil "Bully" Lang (173 victories, RK-EL, killed in action 3 September 1944) and Hans-Joachim Marseille (158 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 30 September 1942) were to rival Rudorffer's feat.

On 7 April 1944, Rudorffer shot down six enemy aircraft 129-134). Major Rudorffer was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 447) on 11 April 1944 for 134 victories. Following a spell of leave, Rudorffer returned to combat duty to claim five victories on 3 July, six on 26 July, including his 150th victory, five on 25 August (168-172), six on 25 September (182-187), seven on 10 October (188-194) and 11 on 28 October. For his exploits, he received the Schwertern (Nr 126) for his 212th victory on 26 January 1945. On 15 January 1945, Major Rudorffer was placed in command of the Me262 jet fighter equipped I./JG7. He became one of the first jet fighter aces in the world by scoring 12 victories, including 10 four-engined bombers, in the jet. Erich Rudorffer survived the war and continued his aviation career as a member of the Bundesluftwaffe.

Erich Rudorffer scored a total of 224 victories, placing him 7th on the all time list. This score did not come without a cost: Rudorffer flew over 1,000 missions, entering combat on 302 occasions, was shot down 16 times, and baled out 9 times! Of note are the 58 Il-2 Sturmoviks included in his 138 Eastern Front victories (all while flying the Fw 190) and the 10 four-engined bombers shot down in Reichsverteidigung missions.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1. 14.5.1940 15:08 Hawk 75 2./JG2 Sedan-Bouillon-Charleville
2. 17.5.1940 13:28 LeO 45 2./JG2 La Capelle-en-Thierache
3. 19.5.1940 12:30 Morane 406 2./JG2 E Guise
4. 25.5.1940 20:35 Blenheim 2./JG2  
5. 26.5.1940 9:47 Spitfire 2./JG2 Calais-Dunkirk
6. 26.5.1940 9:50~ Spitfire 2./JG2 Calais-Dunkirk
7. 6.6.1940 13:10 Hawk 75 2./JG2 Soissons
8. 6.6.1940 20:15 LeO 451 2./JG2 Roye
9. 6.6.1940 20:45 Martin MB-7 2./JG2 Roye
10. 11.8.1940 11:38 Hurricane 2./JG2 E Weymouth
11. 11.8.1940 16:30 Spitfire 2./JG2 Portland
12. 31.8.1940 9:40 Hurricane 2./JG2 Dover
13. 1.9.1940 12:45 Spitfire 2./JG2 Dover
14. 2.9.1940 18:20 Hurricane 2./JG2 Faversham
15. 4.9.1940 9:58 Hurricane 2./JG2 Dover
16. 1940   E/a 2./JG2  
17. 1940   E/a 2./JG2  
18. 1940   E/a 2./JG2  
19. 21.4.1941 15:03 Blenheim 2./JG2 50 km S Jersey
20. 7.7.1941 15:35 Spitfire 6./JG2  
21. 7.7.1941 15:40 Spitfire 6./JG2  
22. 9.7.1941 13:40 Spitfire 6./JG2  
23. 9.7.1941 13:45 Hurricane 6./JG2  
24. 10.7.1941 12:20 Spitfire 6./JG2  
25. 11.7.1941 15:00 Spitfire 6./JG2  
26. 19.7.1941 14:25 Spitfire 6./JG2  
27. 23.7.1941 13:18 Spitfire 6./JG2 Foret d'Eperlecques
28. 5.8.1941 10:05 Spitfire 6./JG2 North Gravelines
29. 5.8.1941 19:05 Spitfire 6./JG2 Dunkirk
30. 10.8.1941 14:15 Hurricane 6./JG2  
31. 19.8.1941 11:59 Spitfire 6./JG2  
32. 19.8.1941 12:06 Spitfire 6./JG2  
33. 19.8.1941 12:15 Spitfire 6./JG2  
34. 21.8.1941 15:10 Spitfire 6./JG2  
35. 20.9.1941 16:55 Spitfire 6./JG2  
36. 21.9.1941 16:50 Spitfire 6./JG2 Dover Straits
37. 21.9.1941 16:52~ Spitfire 6./JG2 Dover Straits
38. 21.9.1941 17:05 Spitfire 6./JG2 Dover Straits
39. 27.9.1941 15:40 Spitfire 6./JG2  
40. 8.12.1941 12:55 Hurricane 6./JG2 W Boulogne
41. 3.6.1942 16:31 Spitfire 6./JG2 near Le Havre
42. 3.6.1942 16:31 Spitfire 6./JG2 near Le Havre
43. 5.6.1942 15:35 Spitfire 6./JG2 near Le Havre
44. 19.8.1942 16:52 Spitfire 6./JG2 Dieppe area
45. 19.8.1942 16:53 Spitfire 6./JG2 Dieppe area
46. 18.12.1942 11:05 Spitfire 6./JG2 8km W Mateur: 4500 m / Spitfire Vc of 72 Sqn RAF flown by W/O HW Charnock (8/1/0 victories), crash-landed, wounded
47. 20.12.1942 16:40 Spitfire 6./JG2 5km S Beja: 300 m
48. 8.1.1943 10:41 Boston 6./JG2 10 km S Pribon: 200 m / A-20
49. 8.1.1943 15:35 P-38 6./JG2 50 km SW Kairouan: 100 m / P-38 of 48 FS, 14 FG, USAAF
50. 8.1.1943 15:40 Mustang 6./JG2 55 km SW Kairouan: tiefflug
51. 18.1.1943 8:15 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 2 km SW Godara-Mundung: 50 m / Spitfire Vb of 232 Sqn RAF flown by Sqn Ldr AL Winskill (4.833/1/1 victories)
52. 4.2.1943 16:19 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 5 km SW Ousseltia: 1500 m / Spitfire of 52 FG, USAAF
53. 4.2.1943 16:22 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 4 km S Kef el Abied: 1000 m / Spitfire of 52 FG, USAAF
54. 9.2.1943 13:59 P-40 Stab II./JG2 5 km SE Djebel Ousseltia: 1500 m
55. 9.2.1943 14:00 P-40 Stab II./JG2 S Djebel Ousseltia: 500 m
56. 9.2.1943 14:01 P-40 Stab II./JG2 Djebel Ousseltia: 200 m
57. 9.2.1943 14:02 P-40 Stab II./JG2 12 km NW Pribon: 200 m
58. 9.2.1943 14:04 P-40 Stab II./JG2 10 km SE Kerra: 300 m
59. 9.2.1943 14:06 P-40 Stab II./JG2 15 km SE Kerra: tiefflug
60. 9.2.1943 14:21 P-38 Stab II./JG2 5 km E Djebel Barbrau: 6000 m
61. 9.2.1943 14:22 P-38 Stab II./JG2 5 km W Djebel Barbrau: 6000 m
62. 14.2.1943 16:18 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 10 km W Pribon: 100 m / Spitfire V of 31 FG, USAAF
63. 15.2.1943 15:03 P-38 Stab II./JG2 10 km NW Hadjel El Aictu: 5000 m
64. 15.2.1943 15:07 P-38 Stab II./JG2 10 km SO Sbeitla: 5000 m
65. 15.2.1943 15:08 P-38 Stab II./JG2 8 km NE Sbeitla: 5200 m
66. 15.2.1943 15:15 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 N Djebel El Abeid: 200 m
67. 15.2.1943 15:16 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 N Djebel El Abeid: 200 m
68. 15.2.1943 15:18 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 N Djebel El Abeid: 300 m
69. 15.2.1943 15:58 P-38 Stab II./JG2 15 km NW Pribon: 5500 m
70. 11.3.1943 13:12 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 Ousseltia at 20 m / Spitfire of 52 FG, USAAF
71. 11.3.1943 13:13 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 Ousseltia at 20 m / Spitfire of 52 FG, USAAF
72. 12.3.1943   B-17 Stab II./JG2 near Sousse
73. 15.5.1943 17:00 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 Senarpont
74. 15.5.1943 17:10 Spitfire Stab II./JG2 Senarpont
75. 7.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
76.-80. VIII.1943   5 victories Stab II./JG54  
81. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
82. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
83. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
84. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
85. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
86. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
87. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
88. 24.8.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
89. 1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
90. 1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
91. 14.9.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
92. 14.9.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
93. 14.9.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
94. 14.9.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
95. 14.9.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
96. 1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
97. 1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
98. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
99. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
100. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
101. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
102. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
103. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
104. 11.10.1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
105. 1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
106. 1943   E/a Stab II./JG54  
107. 6.11.1943   Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
108. 6.11.1943   Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
109. 6.11.1943   Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
110. 6.11.1943   Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
111. 6.11.1943   Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
112. 6.11.1943   Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
113. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
114. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
115. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
116. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
117. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
118. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
119. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
120. 6.11.1943   Yak-9 Stab II./JG54  
? 11.2.1944 14:30 Yak-7 Stab II./JG54  
121.-128. ?   7 victories Stab II./JG54  
129. 7.4.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
130. 7.4.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
131. 7.4.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
132. 7.4.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
133. 7.4.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
134. 7.4.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
? 1944   10 victories Stab II./JG54  
? 3.7.1944 7:06 Il-2 Stab II./JG54 Immola / Leningrad Front
? 3.7.1944 7:07 Il-2 Stab II./JG54 Immola / Leningrad Front
? 3.7.1944 7:08 Il-2 Stab II./JG54 Immola / Leningrad Front
? 3.7.1944 7:09 Il-2 Stab II./JG54 Immola / Leningrad Front
? 3.7.1944 7:10 Il-2 Stab II./JG54 Immola / Leningrad Front
150. 26.7.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
151. 26.7.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
152. 26.7.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
153. 26.7.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
154. 26.7.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
155. 26.7.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
156.-167. 1944   12 victories Stab II./JG54  
168. 25.8.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
169. 25.8.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
170. 25.8.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
171. 25.8.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
172. 25.8.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
173.-181. 1944   9 victories Stab II./JG54  
182. 25.9.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
183. 25.9.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
184. 25.9.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
185. 25.9.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
186. 25.9.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
187. 25.9.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
188. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
189. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
190. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
191. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
192. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
193. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
194. 10.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
195. X.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
196. X.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
197. X.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
198. X.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
199. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
200. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
201. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
202. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
203. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
204. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
205. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
206. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
207. 28.10.1944   Il-2 Stab II./JG54  
208. 28.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
209. 28.10.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
210. 1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
211. 1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
212. 5.11.1944   E/a Stab II./JG54  
213. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
214. 24.3.1945   Tempest Stab I./JG7 near Wesel / Tempest of 274 Sqd, RAF flown by Flt Lt JB Stark, killed
215. 27.3.1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7 Date uncertain. Rudorffer claims 3rd victory while flying Me 262
216. 30.3.1945   P-51 Stab I./JG7 near Hamburg
217. 30.3.1945   P-51 Stab I./JG7 near Hamburg
218. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
219. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
220. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
221. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
222. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
223. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  
224. 1945   B-17 Stab I./JG7  

Victories : 224
Awards : Knight's Cross with Swords
Units : JG2, JG54, JG7
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Asisbiz database list of 213 aerial victories out of 224 for Erich Rudorffer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-May-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Hawk-75A 2000m 20.00 SW les Sees la Gresn
17-May-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 LeO 45   13.28 La Caponne
19-May-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Morane 406   07.30 E Guise
25-May-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Blenheim   20.35 St Quentin
26-May-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire 2500m 09.45 NW Calais
26-May-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire   09.47 NW Calais
06-Jun-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Hawk-75   13.10 N Soissons
06-Jun-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 LeO 45 1500m 20.50 N Roye
06-Jun-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Martin 167   20.45 N Roye
11-Aug-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Hurricane   11.49 E Weymouth
11-Aug-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire 7000m 11.38 SW Portland
31-Aug-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Hurricane   09.40 Dover
01-Sep-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire   12.45 Dover
02-Sep-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Hurricane   18.20 Faversham
04-Sep-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Hurricane   09.58 Dover
07-Sep-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire   18.30 Thames Estuary
07-Sep-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire   18.40 Battle of Britain
07-Sep-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire   18.43 Battle of Britain
10-Oct-40 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Spitfire   16.20 Portland
21-Apr-41 Erich Rudorffer 2./JG2 Blenheim   15.03 50km S Jersey
07-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   15.35 Reich (Western Front)
07-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   15.40 Reich (Western Front)
09-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   13.40 Reich (Western Front)
09-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Hurricane   13.45 Reich (Western Front)
10-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   12.20 Reich (Western Front)
11-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire   15.00 Reich (Western Front)
19-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   14.25 Reich (Western Front)
23-Jul-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   13.18 Reich (Western Front)
05-Aug-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   19.05 Reich (Western Front)
10-Aug-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Hurricane   14.15 Reich (Western Front)
19-Aug-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   11.59 Reich (Western Front)
19-Aug-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   12.06 Reich (Western Front)
19-Aug-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   12.15 Reich (Western Front)
21-Aug-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   15.10 Reich (Western Front)
20-Sep-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.55 Reich (Western Front)
21-Sep-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   17.05 Reich (Western Front)
21-Sep-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.50 Reich (Western Front)
21-Sep-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.50 Reich (Western Front)
27-Sep-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   15.40 Reich (Western Front)
08-Dec-41 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Hurricane   12.55 Reich (Western Front)
03-Jun-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.35 Channel Front
03-Jun-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.38 Channel Front
03-Jun-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.35 Sea off Le Havre
03-Jun-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.38 Sea off Le Havre
05-Jun-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   15.46 Channel Front
19-Aug-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.52 Channel Front
19-Aug-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire   16.53 Channel Front
18-Dec-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 4500m 11.05 8km W Mateur
20-Dec-42 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 300m 16.40 5km S Beja
08-Jan-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 A-20 Boston 200m 10.41 10km S Pribon
08-Jan-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 100m 15.35 50km SW Kairouan
08-Jan-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-51 Mustang Low Level 15.40 55km SW Kairouan
18-Jan-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 50m 08.15 2km SW Godara-Mundung
04-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire 1500m 16.19 5km SW Ousseltia
04-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 1000m 16.22 4km S Kef el Abied
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-40 Warhawk 200m 14.01 Djebel Ousseltia
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 6000m 14.22 5km W Djebel Barbrau
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 6000m 14.21 5km E Djebel Barbrau
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-40 Warhawk Low Level 14.06 15km SE Kerra
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-40 Warhawk 200m 14.02 12km NW Pribon
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 13.59 5km SE Djebel Ousseltia
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-40 Warhawk 500m 14.00 S Djebel Ousseltia
09-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-40 Warhawk 300m 14.04 10km SE Kerra
14-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 100m 16.18 10km W Pribon
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire 200m 15.15 N Djebel El Abeid
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 5500m 15.58 15km NW Pribon
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 300m 15.18 N Djebel El Abeid
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 200m 15.16 N Djebel El Abeid
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 5200m 15.08 8km NE Sbeitla
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 5000m 15.03 10km NW Hadjel El Aictu
15-Feb-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 P-38 Lightning 5000m 15.07 10km SO Sbeitla
11-Mar-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 20m 13.12 Ousseltia
11-Mar-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 Spitfire 20m 13.13 Ousseltia
15-May-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Typhoon 100m 17.00 400m South Senarpont
15-May-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG2 Spitfire 2000m 17.10 400m Conteville
09-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-4 5000m 17.57 53 224
12-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer 6./JG2 B-17 Fortress 6500-20m 14.28 10km W Maklar
13-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 16.16 54 751
13-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 16.12 54 781
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 500m 14.40 44 61
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 200m 14.44 44 62
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 300m 14.43 44 62
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 400m 14.41 44 61
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2500m 07.15 44 61
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 DB-3F 2800m 07.12 44 47
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 DB-3F 2500m 07.08 44 523
24-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 400m 14.42 44 61
26-Aug-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 1500m 08.10 43 43
07-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 20-50m 17.35 44 25
14-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 16.46 35 542
14-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 2000m 16.45 35 542
14-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 3000m 16.44 35 542
14-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 16.41 35 542
14-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 1000m 16.42 35 541
15-Sep-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 13.22 35 432
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 1000m 12.20 E Yerenzoy
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 800m 12.21 West of Yerenzoy
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 700m 12.22 S Yerenzoy
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 12.22 S Yerenzoy
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 400m 12.24 NW Geybot
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 300m 12.25 NW Geybot
11-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 800m 12.27 NE Feremzoy
22-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 3000m 06.38 West of Trakhtemirov
22-Oct-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 3000m 06.35 West of Trakhtemirov
02-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 15.18 01 414
02-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 15.16 01 414
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 120m 13.09 01 554
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 600m 13.19 01 722
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 100m 13.17 01 592
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 150m 13.15 01 594
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 150m 13.11 01 591
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 150m 13.08 01 554
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 120m 13.07 01 582
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 100m 13.05 01 554
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 50m 13.04 01 554
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 100m 13.03 01 583
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 200m 13.01 01 583
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 150m 13.00 01 582
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 07.18 01 811
06-Nov-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 100m 13.13 01 591
10-Dec-43 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 14.06 NE Grebenki (Kiev)
11-Feb-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-7 2600m 14.30 10 741
19-Mar-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 09.08 88 352
29-Mar-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG52 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 09.03 70 691
03-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG51 Yak-9 3000m 08.32 88 371
07-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 07.56 88 441
07-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 07.52 88 363
07-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 07.58 88 442
07-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 07.48 88 362
07-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 07.49 88 392
07-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 6000m 07.42 88 361
28-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 80m 17.56 87 836
28-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 17.57 87 839
28-Apr-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 100m 17.59 NNE Linon-Yeu
17-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 11.35 81 262
18-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1100m 08.35 91 581
18-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 08.36 91 557
19-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 18.00 91 176
20-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 16.22 81 456
20-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 16.24 81 462
20-Jun-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1600m 15.36 81 466
03-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.06 81 294
03-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.09 81 433
03-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.10 81 434
03-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.07 81 297
03-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.08 81 298
25-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2200m 12.05 70 696
26-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 16.42 70 831
26-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 16.43 70 839
26-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 16.48 70 689
26-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 16.53 70 823
26-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 17.08 60 824
26-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 17.10 60 816
27-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14.22 78 565
27-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.25 78 561
27-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 14.28 78 637
30-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 150m 20.12 60 479
30-Jul-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11.24 70 668
06-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.24 79 611
06-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.27 79 614
17-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 3000m 13.09 79 819
17-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 10m 13.15 79 588
17-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 10m 13.20 79 576
23-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.50 57 246
23-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 500m 09.51 57 249
25-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 13.54 57 258
25-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 13.56 57 259
25-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 400m 13.47 57 282
25-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.46 57 283
25-Aug-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.45 57 284
05-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 18.56 69 616
06-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 3500m 12.59 79 555
06-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 3000m 13.01 79 554
06-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5   13.03 79 554
06-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.04 79 554
17-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13.51 69 777
17-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13.52 69 775
17-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 13.57 58 333
20-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11.39 69 164
25-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 10.33 37 151
25-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.32 37 128
25-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 10.35 37 155
25-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-3 3500m 10.23 37 126
25-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Yak-3 3500m 10.21 37 125
25-Sep-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.31 37 137
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 10.30 17 658
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 10.12 17 516
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 10.24 17 641
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 10.20 17 645
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 10.18 17 563
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 10.17 17 553
10-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 10.14 17 524
22-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 14.25 17 564
22-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 14.21 17 582
22-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 14.24 17 559
22-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 14.20 17 557
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 11.49 07 662
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11.54 07 683
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11.53 07 641
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 11.56 07 684
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11.53 07 668
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 11.50 07 667
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1100m 11.48 07 661
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 11.47 07 635
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1300m 11.46 07 632
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 15.01 17 619
28-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 15.03 17 624
30-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 A-20 Boston III 100m 12.05 07 613
30-Oct-44 Erich Rudorffer Stab II./JG54 A-20 Boston III 50m 12.07 07 611
24-Mar-45 Erich Rudorffer Stab I./JG7 Tempest     bei Wesel
30-Mar-45 Erich Rudorffer Stab I./JG7 P-51 Mustang     Raum Hamburg
30-Mar-45 Erich Rudorffer Stab I./JG7 P-51 Mustang     Raum Hamburg

Knights-Cross

'We all feel that a powerful drama is unfolding. . .'

Hannes Trautloft,JG54

I arrive at the airfield at 02:30 while stars still shine in the dark skies. As a result of the cool night, dew covers the clover underfoot and my fur-lined flying boots are damp. The airfield is alive with activity.

In the parking. places, 45 engines are being warmed-up and create a monotonous roar as the chief mechanics rev them up. Bright, blue-yellow flames shoot from the exhaust stubs and the air is filled with a rare scent from the mixture of soil, flowers, grass, petrol and oi1.As the eastern skies are tinged with colour, there is the first chirping of birds and the shadows and darkness quickly disappear. Everyone on the airfield is aware that this is the dawn of a fateful day.

Shivering, we climb into our aircraft. The metal seat is cold and the harness is damp. The chief mechanic straps me in and wishes me luck as I close the canopy. The engine starts with a thunder. As always before a combat mission, my throat is dry and perhaps my heart is beating faster than normally. At 02.50 hrs we take off. The order is for all Geschwader of the I. Fliegerk01ps to cross the border at 03.00 and as we fly over it, the front comes alive.At 03.05, heavy artillery is brought into action and everywhere, all along the front, we see the muzzle flashes of the guns. It is a rousing scene, and at this moment the Eastern Front is born. From our vantage point we can see to the north across the Memel River, while to the south the Romintener Heath is visible. We all feel that a powerful drama is unfolding, that a door is being opened on a new phase of history, but one which will possibly be fateful for us all.

We fly in the direction of Kowno. The pilots fly nervously. I recognize this from the first operations of previous campaigns. It is due to anxiety, as so much is unknown: What will the Russians do? Will our surprise attack succeed? Will the Russian fighters engage in combat? Are their aircraft superior to ours? Before and below us on the dark ground is the city and airfield of Kowno, which can be identified only through its outline and contours.At this moment the sun rises above the eastern horizon, suddenly bringing glittering rays of light on our aircraft as we fly through the crystal-clear air of the dawn of a new day.

Our bombers attack the airfield at Kowno, the bombs landing in the middle of the parked aircraft. Suddenly, there are two fighters in front of us, but they disappear as quickly as they had appeared. There is no combat with them. We fly back. Numerous fires blaze along the entire front and thick black columns of smoke rise high in the sky.

The Russians wtre not prepared in any way for the first, surprise attack and most of their bases are attacked without any resistance. Soon, however, this situation changes and our bases at Gerlinden and Lindental report that they have spotted enemy bombers flying overhead. The alert squadrons take off to prevent the penetration of East Prussian airspace and, of the 26 SB 2 bombers which enter the area, 17 are shot down. Everywhere we see parachutes and burning, crashing aircraft. The other enemy aircraft flee in a wild panic but are followed all the way to Schaulen. We fly operations throughout the day, each pilot flying five to seven sorties. Our spines and backs ache. Escort for bombers, fighter sweeps, and low-level attacks are alternated. This afternoon we gained air superiority over our area. No Russian fighter dares to appear.

During a fighter sweep late that afternoon, we carry out a surprise attack on an enemy bomber formation which consists of 50-60 SB 2s. Unfortunately, because we are short of fuel we can only make two attacks. The first one is unsuccessful, but during the second, the right engine of the bomber in front of us is burning. The aircraft jettisons its bomb load but then explodes in the air. As we turn away, we encounter strong return fire from the tailgunners in the other bombers. The enemy formation flies south, but our fuel shortage compels us to return to base. We radio for reinforcements which intercept this formation and shoot down another 11 aircraft. One of our Me 109s has been hit and is unable to lower its landing gear. The pilot makes a careful and successful crash-landing. One hour later we take off for our next mission. One pilot loses his bearings during air combat but reports from Litzmannstadt in the late afternoon.

Toward dusk we fly one last mission in the direction of Schaulen but there is no contact with the enemy. We fly low over our ground troops who are half way to Kowno and Schaulen. Dense clouds of dust reveal the direction of the advance of each column, just as in Poland. There are fires everywhere; entire villages are in flames. Tauroggen is burning and produces a large column of black smoke which can be seen from far away. After the final mission, the successes of the day are reported to the Fliegerkorps. The Geschwader destroyed 45 aircraft in the air and 35 on the ground.
The strain of the day's fighting is very noticeable. We are all dog-tired and need rest, but this is a bad time for fighter pilots to sleep and we are unable to relax until the middle of the night. After just two hours, however, we have to prepare for the next day's operations.

Pilots JG54 pilot Hannes Trautloft
'...there was no throttle!'

HANNTRAUTLOFT, KOMMODORE OF JG54

During the Balkans campaign, the 'Green Hearts' Geschwader, then stationed at Belgrade-Semlin, was withdrawn from combat operations. Before our aircraft were passed on to another unit, the ground personnel did their best to bring them up to first-class condition and parked them around the edge of the airfield. Until they took delivery of new aircraft, the 'Green Hearts' therefore led a peaceful existence and each person used his free time in his own way. For the pilots, this involved some high-performance Yugoslav gliders which they had found in a hangar and had made ready to f1y.Thus, every Friday, while the war raged elsewhere, such famous glider pilots as Wolfgang Spate, Franz Eckerle, and 'Hubs' Miltherich performed their masterly aerobatics displays over the Semlin air base.These so impressed me that I decided I wanted to take part so, one Friday, 'Hubs' Miltherich gave me the necessary instruction, a Go-145 tow-plane was coupled up to the glider, and off I went.

At first everything proceeded smoothly. Then, at a height of 1, 000 metres, as I banked the glider into a turn, I saw below me a Do-17 which had carried out an emergency landing in one of the tributaries of. the River Danube which ran close to the airfield. Fascinated, and purely out of habit, I rolled the glider upside down to take a better look at the crash-landed Dornier. This cost me a considerable loss in height, but 1 was so engrossed that it was only as I automatically reached for the throttle that I realised that I, the experienced fighter pilot, was not seated in my Bf-109 and that there was no throttle!

Struggling to return to the airfield in a shallow glide, I saw before me, as if forming a barrier, the proud lines of Bf109s which the ground personnel had so carefully serviced. The whole Geschwader was watching and a collision seemed inevitable, but I pushed the stick forward and hoped for the best. The nose dropped and the glider picked up a little speed, but I was still heading straight towards the parked Bf109s. I hauled back on the stick and the glider staggered to a height of three metres, rose over the parked aircraft - and stalled.

The glider fell like a stone. There was a loud crash as it broke apart, losing its canopy and wings. I sat in the wreckage surprised but uninjured until one of the workshop foremen arrived and, anxious to be helpful, set about freeing me from the smashed remains. However, he clearly had not recognised me as the Geschwader Kommodore, for as he pulled away the splintered wood and torn fabric, I heard him dryly remark, 'I should have known! Bloody Friday again!'

Hannes Trautloft was born on 3 March 1912 at Gro?-Obringen near Weimar in Thuringen. On 1 April 1931 he joined the Deutsche Verkehrfliegerschule at Schlei?heim and learned to fly. In 1932 he spent four months at the secret training base in Lipezk, Russia. He returned to Germany to serve in the army until 1934 when he was transferred to Jagdfliegerschule Schlei?heim as a Leutnant.

Trautloft was one of six pilots that sailed aboard the Ursaramo arriving at Cadiz, Spain on 7 August 1936 to support Franco's Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War. Initially flying He 51 biplane fighters Trautloft and Kraft Eberhardt (seven victories, killed in action 13 November 1936) recorded the first German victories in Spain by each claiming a Breguet XIX shot down on 25 August 1936. On 30 August, Trautloft claimed a Potez 540 for his second victory but became the first German pilot shot down over Spain. He baled out and landed near Nationalist forces and returned unharmed. In December 1936, four prototype Bf-109s were delivered to counter the Russian SB twin-engine bombers and the I-15 and I-16 fighters supporting the Spanish Republican forces. Trautloft went on to record three more confirmed victories flying the Bf-109 for a total of five victories in Spain. Perhaps more importantly, Trautloft was responsible for developing tactics for the deployment of the Bf109 in service. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Gold mit Schwertern for his service in Spain. On his return to Germany, Trautloft served with different units, including winning the international roundthe-alps air race in Switzerland as part of the "Dreier-Patrouille" flying Bf-109s, before being appointed Staffelkapitan of 12./JG132 on 1 July 1938. 12./JG132 was redesignated 2./JG331 on 1 November 1938. At the outbreak of World War 2, Trautloft was serving with 2./JG77.

He participated in the Polish campaign. He gained his first victory in the new conflict when he shot down a Polish PZL P.23 attack aircraft near Warta. Trautloft was promoted to the rank of Hauptmann and became Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG20 on 19 September 1939. He gained two victories with the unit during the French campaign. I./JG20 was to be redesignated III./JG51 on 4 July 1940. The Battle of Britain saw Trautloft record two further victories to raise his victory total to five in World War 2 and 10 overall. On 25 August 1940, Trautloft was appointed Kommodore of the newly formed JG54, a post he would hold until July 5, 1943. He led the Jagdgeschwader during the remainder of the Battle of Britain. Trautloft flew 120 missions over the Channel before JG54 was relocated to Germany for rest and refit. He recorded three further victories over England to raise his overall victory total to 13.

Trautloft and JG54 participated in the Balkans campaign and Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. Major Trautloft was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July 1941 for achieving 20 victories and outstanding leadership. By the end of 1941 he had recorded 26 victories. He recorded 19 victories in 1942, including his 30th victory on 16 March, his 40th on 9 May and his 50th on 15 February 1943. On 6 July 1943, Trautloft was appointed Inspizient Ost with the General der Jagflieger's office. He was appointed Inspekteur der Tagjager on 27 November. Trautloft's involvement in the so-called "Mutiny of the Fighter Pilots" in 1945 led to his removal and subsequent posting to 4 Flieger-SchulDivision based at Strassburg. He ended the war with this unit based at Doberitz-Elsgrund. Post-war, Trautloft joined the Bundesluftwaffe on 1 October 1957 with the rank of Brigadegeneral. During the 1960's, Trautloft served as the Inspector General of the Bundesluftwaffe. He retired on 30 June 1970 with the rank of Generalleutnant. Trautloft was active in many veterans' organizations until his death on 11 January 1995 at Bad Wiessee near Munchen.

Hannes Trautloft was credited with 58 victories in 560 missions. He recorded 45 victories over the Eastern front. Included in his total are five victories recorded during the Spanish Civil War.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location
1 25.8.1936 - Breguet XIX J/88 Spain
2 30.8.1936 - Potez 54 J/88 Spain
3 1.9.1936 - Nieuport 52 V. J/88 Spain
4 30.9.1936 - Potez 54 V. J/88 Spain
5 8.12.1936 - I-16 V. J/88 Spain
6 5.9.1939 8:20 PZL P.23 2./JG77 Warta 15km NW Sieradz
7 29.5.1940 18:40 Spitfire Stab I./JG20 SE Dunkirchen
8 31.5.1940 18:06 Spitfire Stab I./JG20 N Dunkirchen
9 19.7.1940 13:42 Defiant Stab III./JG51 S Folkestone
10 8.8.1940 12:48 Spitfire Stab III./JG51 Dungennes
11 25.8.1940 20:20 Spitfire Stab/JG54 Armelkanal
12 7.9.1940 19:00 Hurricane Stab/JG54 Maidstone
13 27.10.1940 15:05 Spitfire Stab/JG54 Ashford
14 22.6.1941 16:48 DB-3 Stab/JG54 NW Mariampol
15 23.6.1941 10:15 SB-3 Stab/JG54 Kussen
16 24.6.1941 19:30 DB-3 Stab/JG54 N Tauroggen
17 25.6.1941 9:30 DB-3 Stab/JG54 S Schaulen
18 30.6.1941 15:10 DB-3 Stab/JG54 N Dunaburg
19 30.6.1941 15:50 DB-3 Stab/JG54 N Dunaburg
20 6.7.1941 19:10 SB-2 Stab/JG54 S Ostrow
21 13.7.1941 17:34 I-18 Stab/JG54 Soltzy
22 14.7.1941 18:12 I-18 Stab/JG54 SE Kingisepp
23 21.7.1941 21:00 SB-2 Stab/JG54 Waluj
24 24.7.1941 19:52 SB-3 Stab/JG54 E Porchow
- 24.7.1941 - SB-3 Stab/JG54 not confirmed
25 24.7.1941 20:00 SB-3 Stab/JG54 E Dno
- 17.9.1941 - I-18 Stab/JG54 not confirmed
26 4.10.1941 10:40 I-26 Stab/JG54 Leningrad / Ljuban
27 7.10.1941 15:10 I-16 Stab/JG54 Smolino
28 7.10.1941 15:15 I-18 Stab/JG54 Smolino
29 25.10.1941 9:38 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 Budogoschtsch
30 25.10.1941 14:26 SB-2 Stab/JG54 NE Oskuje
31 29.10.1941 11:07 I-26 Stab/JG54 Tichwin
- 8.11.1941 - I-26 Stab/JG54 not confirmed
32 6.3.1942 10:00 R-5 Stab/JG54 Tschudowo
33 9.3.1942 10:20 I-16 Stab/JG54 Ljuban
34 14.3.1942 9:14 I-26 Stab/JG54 Nowgorod
35 16.3.1942 14:58 I-26 Stab/JG54 Malaja Wischera
36 18.3.1942 10:42 I-18 Stab/JG54 Nowgorod
37 20.3.1942 16:10 I-18 Stab/JG54 Malaja Wischera
38 29.3.1942 15:38 I-18 Stab/JG54 Staraja Russa
39 1.4.1942 15:42 Il-2 Stab/JG54 Staraja Russa
40 1.4.1942 15:50 Il-2 Stab/JG54 Staraja Russa
41 4.4.1942 14:30 I-301 Stab/JG54 Metino
42 4.4.1942 14:33 I-301 Stab/JG54 E Tschudowo
43 5.4.1942 11:30 I-61 Stab/JG54 Fedosina
44 9.5.1942 15:50 Yak-1 Stab/JG54 Demyansk
45 9.5.1942 16:10 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 Demyansk
46 30.5.1942 9:24 MiG-3 Stab/JG54 -
47 5.8.1942 18:35 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 SE Shimsk
48 9.8.1942, 10:00 Pe-2 Stab/JG54 NE Reschew
49 22.8.1942 10:15 LaGG-3 Stab/JG54 N Uljanovo
50 28.8.1942 5:12 LaGG-3 Stab/JG54 N Rschev
51 17.1.1943 10:01 Il-2 Stab/JG54 N Mga: at 200m
52 14.2.1943 14:10 Il-2 Stab/JG54 10 523
53 14.2.1943 14:15 Il-2 Stab/JG54 10 562
54 14.2.1943 14:30 Il-2 m.H. Stab/JG54 10 524
55 15.2.1943 9:28 Mustang Stab/JG54 00 444
56 17.2.1943 15:02 Il-2 m.H. Stab/JG54 10 522
57 18.2.1943 9:50 Il-2 Stab/JG54 10 382
58 7.3.1943 14:10 Il-2 Stab/JG54 18 324

Victories : 58
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 July 1942)
Ritterkreuz (27 July 1941)
Units : J/88, JG77, JG51, JG54
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/trautloft.html

Hannes Trautloft

Quite simply, Hannes Trautloft is the father of the Grunherzgeschwader. Many historians consider Trautloft as one of the Luftwaffe's most effective leaders and should be mentioned in the same breath with Molders, Galland and Lutzow.

Trautloft was born March 3, 1912 in Grossobringen in the Thuringen area of Germany.

In April 1932, he entered the Deutsche Verkehrfliegerschule - German Air Transport School and a few months later was sent to the secret training base in Lipezk, Russia. Lipezk is located 310 miles south-east of Moscow and is the result of an agreement between Germany and Russia. In exchange for technical assistance to the new and developing Russian Air Force, the Germans were allowed a clandestine flight school and test centre. The secrecy surrounding the Lipezk centre was necessary given that Germany was forbidden, by the Treaty of Versailles, to develop a miliary air arm.

When Germany decided to secretly aid to General Franco of Nationalist Spain, Hannes Trautloft was one of six pilots aboard the Ursaramo. The pilots arrived at Cadiz, Spain on August 7, 1936. Also onboard were six crated He-51 biplane fighters. After the Spanish pilots had difficulty with the biplane, the German pilots soon took over the flying duties.

Trautloft and Kraft Eberhardt scored the first German victories in Spain by each claiming a Breguet XIX on August 25, 1936. Then on August 30, he claimed a Potez 540 for his second victory. Unfortunately, during this combat Trautloft became the first German pilot shot down over Spain. Lucikly, he parachuted near Nationalist forces and returned unharmed

The Soviet Union became active in supporting the Spanish Republican forces by sending SB bombers and the quick and agile I-15 and I-16 fighters. The He-51 could not match the new opponents in the air and the cry soon went out for better fighters to be sent to Spain. Eventually, four prototype Bf-109s were delivered in December 1936. Trautloft was one of the first pilots to test fly the new monowing fighter from Messerschmitt. Wanting to show some individuality, Trautloft had the green heart emblem of his homeland, Thuringen, applied to the V3 prototype.

The young Trautloft went on to score three more confirmed victories (Nieuport 52, Potez 540 and I-16) for a total of five in Spain.

During the Polish campaign, Trautloft was Staffelkaptain of 2./JG77. He was subsequently promoted to Hauptmann and became Gruppenkommanduere of III./JG51 on September 19, 1939.

The fates of Hannes Trautloft and JG54 converged in August of 1940. Late in August, it became apparent that Adler Tag, 'Eagle Day', had failed to win the air superiority promised by Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering. Ever ready to deflect the blame from his failed strategy, the Reichmarschall pointed to his fighter pilots' lack of aggressiveness. Several of the older Kommodoren were replaced by younger, more 'aggressive' types. JG26 was blessed with Adolf Galland at its new Kommodore. JG54 also experienced good fortune with the arrival of its new Kommodore, Hannes Trautloft on August 25, 1940, a post he would hold until July 5, 1943.

Under the leadership of its new Kommodore, JG54 became one of two Jagdgeschwader most requested by bomber crews for escort duties during the remainder of the Battle of Britain; the other being Adolf Galland's JG26.

Hannes Trautloft himself flew over the Channel no less than 120 times before JG54 was rotated to the rear for rest and refit.

Along with all but two Jagdgeschwader, Trautloft and JG54 participated in Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz, Knights Cross, on June 27, 1941, for achieving 20 victories and outstanding leadership.

On December 4, 1941, Trautloft made the decision that all geschwader aircraft had to wear the 'green heart' emblem. He decided on a green heart with a narrow white outline. First seen in Spain, this badge was a tribute to Thuringen, 'the Green Heart of Germany', where Trautloft had spent his childhood. Henceforth, JG54 became known as the Geschwader Trautloft and would win immortality on the steppes of Russia.

Trautloft went on to score 25 more victories, until he was designated Jagdflieger Inspektor Ost - Inspector of Fighers East. The honor was tainted by the sad realization that the man who welded JG54 into the fighting unit it had become was leaving.

Trautloft's involvement in the Mutiny of Fighters in 1945 led to his removal as Inspector of Fighters and subsequent posting to 4 Fliegerschule Division, which he held until war's end. During the 1960's, Trautloft served as the Inspector General of the reborn German Air Force. In addition, he was active in many verterans organization until his passing in 1995.

In all, Hannes Trautloft flew 560 combat missions, scoring 57 victories, 45 of them in the east.

Asisbiz database list of 35 aerial victories out of 58 for Hannes Trautloft

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
05-Sep-39 Hannes Trautloft Stab I./JG77 PZL P-23   08.20 Warta 15km NW Sieradz
29-May-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab I./JG20 Spitfire   18.40 SE Dunkirk
31-May-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab I./JG20 Spitfire   18.06 N Dunkirk
19-Jul-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab III./JG51 Defiant   13.42 South of Folkestone
08-Aug-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab III./JG51 Spitfire   12.48 Dungeness
25-Aug-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Spitfire   20.20 armelkanal
07-Sep-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Hurricane   19.00 Maidstone
27-Oct-40 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Spitfire   15.05 Ashford
30-Jun-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 DB-3   15.50  
30-Jun-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 DB-3   15.10  
06-Jul-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 SB-2   19.10  
13-Jul-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-18   17.34  
24-Jul-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 SB-3   19.52  
04-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-26   10.40  
07-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-16 Rata   15.10  
07-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 I-18   15.15  
25-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 SB-2   14.26  
25-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2   09.38  
29-Oct-41 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   11.07  
09-May-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Yak-1   15.50  
09-May-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2   16.10  
05-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2 6500m 18.35 SE Shimsk (Novgorod)
09-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Pe-2 1000m 10.00 NO Reschew (Reshev)
22-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 LaGG-3   10.15 N Uljanovo
28-Aug-42 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 LaGG-3 800m 05.12 N Rschev
17-Jan-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.01 North of Mga
14-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 14.10 10 523
14-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14.15 10 562
14-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 300m 14.30 10 524
15-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 P-51 Mustang 1000m 09.28 00 444
17-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 400m 15.02 10 522
18-Feb-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 09.50 10 382
07-Mar-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14.10 18 324
30-May-43 Hannes Trautloft Stab /JG54 MiG-3   09.24  

Kurland pocket

At 12:06 hours on 16 February 1945 four FW 190 A-8s led by Oberleutnant Otto Kittel of 2./J.G.54 took off from an airbase in the Kurland pocket. The mission was free hunting over the frontline area near Dzukste. This was Kittel's 583rd combat sortie. After only seven minutes the German fighters spotted fourteen Il-2s that were bombing and shooting rockets at German ground troops from an altitude of 150 metres. Oberleutnant Kittel radioed an attack order. The Il-2 Shturmoviks were flying in a row, one after another, and Kittel attacked from the right hand side. His wingman Oberfahnrich Renner wrote:


"Flying at a distance of about 100 metres from Oblt. Kittel I saw him dive beneath and behind an Il-2 and attack it. Behind us two other Il-2s pulled up sharply. In the next moment an explosion was seen in his cockpit and the aircraft started to descend".

Kittel's FW 190 tore into the ground with its starboard wing, caught fire, and then exploded. Otto Kittel, victor in 267 aerial combats and the highest scoring fighter pilot to fall prey to an enemy, had no chance whatsoever of surviving. He was buried in Sabile/Lithuania. Otto Kittel was the top FW 190 ace of the war, followed closely by another member of the Grunherz Geschwader, Walter Nowotny.

In the middle of October 1944, about 500,000 soldiers -- 32 German divisions and the 20,000 men of the Latvian Nineteenth Division of the Waffen-SS -- were cut off from the rest of the German army and encircled. To the east and the south was the Soviet army, to the north and the west -- the Baltic Sea. The Latvians called it Kurzemes katls, the Kurland kettle; the Germans called it Festung Kurland, Fortress Kurland.

For the Nineteenth Division Kurland was truly the last stand. They took part in six major battles between October 12, 1944, and April 3, 1945. Together with the German army units they on the whole held the front line, keeping the Bolsheviks out of Kurland, until May 8, 1945, when Germany capitulated. These soldiers remained undefeated until the final moments of the war, im Felde unbesiegt, as the Germans say. In one of the last battles, Captain Miervaldis Adamsons' company in a single 24-hour period repelled seven attacks by the Russians, and after the battle the bodies of 400 fallen Soviet soldiers could be counted in front of the Latvians' unconquered positions.

The Soviet High Command asked the commanders of the First and Second Baltic Fronts to take forceful action in Kurland, in order to drive the enemy from the northern sector of the Baltic Sea and free their units for more important positions on the Soviet-German front. The first attempt occurred on October 16, 1944, but was stopped in the area around Tukums. The next Soviet offensive took place on October 27, but met with strong resistance from the outset and did not result in any gains. November 20 saw another offensive, but the Germans and Latvians stabilized their defensive line, utilizing favorable geographic features. Equally unsuccessful were the final attempts of the First and Second Baltic Front Armies to liquidate the German Army Group "Kurland" in December of 1944 and February and April of 1945.

Soviet documents show that Stalin threw division after division into the Kurland inferno, disregarding the appallingly high losses. According to German estimates , the Soviet army lost 320,000 soldiers -- including those fallen, wounded, and taken prisoner -- and 2388 tanks, 659 planes, 900 cannons, and 1440 machine-guns.

This information is Gryler,A.N. et al "Boevoi Sostav Sovetskoi Armii IV"(Combat Composition of the Soviet Army) 281-282.

6th Gd.Army (1.Nov.1944) Boevoi Sostav, 311

Rifle Unit
2nd Gd.Rifle Corps (9th,71nd Gd.,166th Rifle Division)

22nd Gd.Rifle Corps (46th,90th Gd.,51st Rifle Division)

23rd Gd.Rifle Corps (51st,67th Gd.,47th Rifle Division)

103rd Rifle Corps (29th,154th,270th Rifle Division)

Artillery Unit (omission: Regiment etc.)

20th Artillery Penetration Division,

8th Gun Artillery Division,

94th Heavy Howitzer Artillery Brigade,

103rd High-powered Howitzer Artillery Brigade,

4th Gun Artillery Brigade,

17th Anti-Tank Artillery Brigade,

2nd Gd.Mortar Division,

39th Anti-Aircraft Division

Mobil Unit
19th Tank Corps (79th,101st,202nd Tank Brigade,26th Mot.Rifle Brigade,8th Gd.Sep.Tank Regiment,867th,1048th,1452nd SP.Arty Regiment etc.),

34h Gd.Tank Brigade, 143rd Tank Brigade, 105th Sep.Tank Regiment, 1049th, 1050th SP.Arty Regiment

Engineer Unit
5th Assault Engineer-Sapper Brigade, 29th Engineer-Sapper Brigade
51st Army
3rd,15th Sep.Tank Regiment
335th Gd.Hv.SP. Arty Regiment
1022nd,1052nd,1102nd,1489th,1492nd SP.Arty Regiment

6th Gd.Army
19th Tank Corps
(79th,101st,202nd Tank Brigade,26th Mot.Rifle Brigade,8th Gd.Sep.Tank Regiment,867th,1048th,1452nd SP.Arty Regiment etc.)
34th Gd.Tank Brigade
143rd Tank Brigade
1049th,1050th SP.Arty Regiment

4th Shock Army
105th Sep.Tank Regiment
333rd Gd.Hv.SP.Arty Regiment
957th SP.Arty Regiment


On Soviet side it was Kurland group of Forces of Baltic Front: 1st and 4th crack armies, 6 and 10 guards armies, 22, 42,51 armies and 15th air army.
By May'45 there were
5 Russian Armies,
2 Tank Corps,
1 Motorized Corps,
18 Tank Divisions
and some 101 Infantry Divisions
either facing AG Kurland on in operational reserve.

http://www.ww2f.com/russia-war/13595-battle-kurland-1944-1945-a.html

Kurland: The Last Stand

In the middle of October 1944, about 500,000 soldiers -- 32 German divisions and the 20,000 men of the Latvian Nineteenth Division of the Waffen-SS -- were cut off from the rest of the German army and encircled. To the east and the south was the Soviet army, to the north and the west -- the Baltic Sea. The Latvians called itKurzemes katls, the Kurland kettle; the Germans called itFestungKurland, Fortress Kurland.

The Latvians trapped in Kurland were in a tragic situation. Besides the soldiers, there were also about 500,000 local inhabitants and civilian refugees from Riga and Vidzeme, altogether about a million people encircled by the Bolsheviks. Food and other supplies were scarce, and winter was approaching. Civilians and soldiers, both Latvian and German, understood that Hitler was defeated, that the Nazi Reich would soon collapse, and nothing good could be expected from the Bolsheviks.

For the Nineteenth Division Kurland was truly the last stand. They took part in six major battles between October 12, 1944, and April 3, 1945. Together with the German army units they on the whole held the front line, keeping the Bolsheviks out of Kurland, until May 8, 1945, whenGermany capitulated. These soldiers remained undefeated until the final moments of the war,im Felde unbesiegt, as the Germans say. In one of the last battles, Captain Miervaldis Adamsons' company in a single 24-hour period repelled seven attacks by the Russians, and after the battle the bodies of 400 fallen Soviet soldiers could be counted in front of the Latvians' unconquered positions.

Soviet war historians have also written about the stubborn resistance put up by the defenders of Fortress Kurland, especially by the Latvians. Using these Soviet sources, Gershon Shapiro, a veteran of the Soviet-German war who emigrated to Israel, writes in his document collectionJews -- Heroes of the Soviet Union(in Russian, Tel Aviv 1982, pp. 359-360) that the Soviet High Command asked the commanders of the First and Second Baltic Fronts to take forceful action in Kurland, in order to drive the enemy from the northern sector of the Baltic Sea and free their units for more important positions on the Soviet-German front. The first attempt occurred on October 16, 1944, but was stopped in the area around Tukums. The next Soviet offensive took place on October27, but met with strong resistance from the outset and did not result in any gains. November 20 saw another offensive, but the Germans and Latvians stabilized their defensive line, utilizing favorable geographic features. Equally unsuccessful were the final attempts of the First and Second Baltic Front Armies to liquidate the German Army Group "Kurland" in December of 1944 and February and April of 1945.

Soviet documents show that Stalin threw division after division into the Kurland inferno, disregarding the appallingly high losses. According to German estimates, the Soviet army lost 320,000 soldiers -- including those fallen, wounded, and taken prisoner -- and 2388 tanks, 659 planes, 900 cannons, and 1440 machine-guns.

When the 33 divisions (32 German and one Latvian) were forced to capitulate on May 8, 1945, some of the Latvian legionnaires refused to submit as prisoners of war and fled into the forest of Kurland, to continue fighting the Bolsheviks as partisans, or guerrillas. Knowing what dismal fate awaited them, they decided to fight until their bullets ran out, or until the international situation changed. There were those who hoped that the United States and England would finally see thesituation clearly and would turn against Stalin. The Latvian national partisans, like those in Estonia, Lithuania, and the Ukraine, continued armed resistance in complete isolation until 1952, when Bolshevik "punitive expeditions" liquidated the last of the "forest brothers," as they were called.

A few years later, around 1954, the US military command sought to compile a list of Latvian soldiers in exile who would be ready to parachute into Latvia, in case World War III were to start (newspaper Laiks, May 8, 1985). The British went further and trained Latvian soldiers, who then parachuted into Russian-occupied Latvia. Unfortunately, as was later disclosed in spy trials in England, these plans had reached Soviet intelligence in advance, and the parachutists were met at the drop locations by KGB agents.

By then it was too late to do anything for free Latvia. However, there had been time, there had been chances earlier to save Latvia from Soviet imperialism. But just as Hitler sold the Baltic states to Stalin in 1939, so Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill did exactly the same in 1943, 1944, and 1945, finally completely capitulating to Stalin at the Yalta Conference. As a Jew, I have to add that this was the same Roosevelt who did not raise a finger to provide asylum to Jewish refugees from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia, and who refused to order the bombing of Auschwitz and the railroad lines leading to it to paralyze the gas chambers and crematoria. This was the same Churchill who did not allow Jewish refugees into Palestine, and who delayed for years sending the Eretz Israel Jewish brigade to the front to fight against the Germans.

* * *

But let us return to the Latvians. Latvians also took part in World War II on the Western, democratic side. The Latvian ambassador in Washington, Alfreds Bilmanis, reached an agreement with US authorities turning Latvian merchant ships, which were not under communist control, over to the Western Allies. As reported inThe New York Times, independent Latvia's merchant fleet played a significant role in war transports. More than half of these ships were torpedoed in the Atlantic within a year by German submarines.

Within Latvia itself, then occupied by German troops, were people who did not recognize the right of either the Nazis or the Bolsheviks to rule the country. They put their hopes in the United States and England, expecting that after the war the Western Allies would help Latvia regain its independence.

In the spring of 1943 the Latvian ambassador in Stockholm, Voldemars Salnais, sent a secret memorandum to Riga, which was received by Verners Tepfers, a general in the prewar Latvian army. On August 13 of that year, Konstantins Cakste, the son of Latvia's first president Janis Cakste, called together an illegal meeting to form the Latvian Central Council --Latvijas CentralaPadome, LCP. Cakste was elected the first chairman of the LCP, which included representatives of the Latvian Social Democratic Party, the Democratic Center, the Christian Farmers' Union of Latgale, and the Latvian Farmers' Union. It included such prominent figures as Dr. Pauls Kalnins and his son Bruno Kalnins, J. Rancans, J. Breikss, V. Bastjanis, F. Cielens, A. Klive, L. Seja, andothers.

The purpose of the LCP was to work for the re-establishment of the Latvian state, an independent, democratic Latvia, which would form friendly relations with the United States, England, and the Scandinavian countries, and promote the formation of a confederation of Baltic states. The LCP established contact with similar democratic organizations in neighboring lands, the Lithuanian Supreme Liberation Council and the Estonian Resistance Movement. With the knowledge andtacit approval of Colonel Janums of the Latvian Legion, the LCP actively worked with General Kurelis, whose group had continuous contact with the LCP through Captain Upelnieks. General Kurelis headed a group of armed men, a sort of Home Guard that had been formed with the initial approval of the Germans.

Unfortunately the Gestapo found out about these activities, arrested many of the leaders of LCP, surrounded a large part of the Kurelis group, and ordered them to surrender their arms. Konstantins Cakste died in the Stutthof concentration camp in 1944. Most of Kurelis' officers -- Captain Upelnieks, Colonel Liepins, Captain Mucenieks, First Lieutenant Gregors, and others -- were shot on November 20, 1944, in Liepaja, after a German court martial. General Kurelis himself wasgranted amnesty, but about 500 of his men were sent to the Stutthof concentration camp.

Lieutenant Rubenis' battalion, which included two heavy armor companies, one machine-gun company, and one riflemen's company with about 400 men, refused to surrender its arms and fought the Germans surrounding it for 25 days. Forty men lost their lives, including the commanding officer, Lieutenant Rubenis. The Germans also suffered heavy losses. On December10 these Latvian soldiers broke up into small groups and dispersed into the forest (O. Freivalds,Kurzemes cietoksnis, Part 2, p. 75).

So ended the attempt to find a "third way" between the Nazis and the Bolsheviks.

And what was being done by the Western Allies?

Mr. Eden cannot incur the danger of antagonizing Stalin, and the British War Cabinet has consequently determined that they would agree to negotiate a treaty with Stalin which will recognize the 1940 frontiers of the Soviet Union.... He was fully aware, the President said

[Roosevelt at the Teheran Conference, November 1943], that the three Baltic Republics had belonged to Russia in the past and had once again been incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940. He did not, he added with a smile, intend to go to war with the Soviet Union when the Red Army reoccupied these areas (W. Averell Harriman and Ellie Abel,Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946,New York 1975, pp. 135, 278-279).

The opinion of the Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians evidently was of no interest to the Big Three.

http://vip.latnet.lv/LPRA/fg_Kurland.htm

 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)
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