Fw 190A Table

Jagdgeschwader 54 emblem

Jagdgeschwader 54 - JG54

Airworthy Fw 190A 8N warbird marked Stab II./JG54 990013 F-AZZJ 01

Artwork Markings and emblem structure JG54 Grunherz 0A

Artwork profile Crippled Eagle Fw 190A 8 of JG54 Latvia August 1944 0A

Artwork showing the map of Stalingrad April 1942 0A

Artwork showing the map of Stalingrad July 1942 0A-0B

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 I./JG54 Russia 1942 43 01-02

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 JG54 undergoing maintenance Siwerskaja Russia 1942 43 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 JG54 information Immola 1944 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 6./JG54 WNr 738294 Germany Feb 1945 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Kuhlmey Fighters Immola 1944 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 I./JG54 White 10 WNr 157274 Aug 26 1943 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A JG54 Krasnogvardeisk near Leningrad 1942 01

Photo 01: At the end of 1942, parts of JG54 also began converting to the Fw 190. This photograph shows a machine and personnel of the I./Gruppe Stab in November 1942 at Krasnogvardeisk near Leningrad.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A 3./JG54 Yellow 20 airfield near Immola Finland 2nd July 1944 01

Photo 02: Preparing a German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 at a Finnish airfield near Immola. In the air are Junkers JU-87's returning from combat flight on the 2nd of July 1944 ref: http://www.flickr.com/ tormentor4555

I Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - I./JG54

1. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 1./JG54

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot 1./JG54 Karl Schnorrer Russia 1943 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot I./JG54 Nowotny and Heinz Lange Russia 1942 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot I./JG54 Walter Nowotny Russia 1943 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot I./JG54 Walter Nowotny Russia August 1942 01-02

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilots I./JG54 Nowotny examining Schnorrers Fw 190A Russia 1943 01

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG54 (W3+) Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942 43 0A

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG54 White 2 Eastern Front 1942 1943 0A

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG54 (W4+) Walter Nowotny WNr 501501 Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1943 0A

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 1./JG54 (W5+) Russia 1943 0A

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 1 of I Gruppe./JG54 flown by Feldwebel Peter Bremer, Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 1./JG54 White 1 Heinz Wernicke Kurland 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 White 1 of 1./JG54 Grunherz flown by Oberfeldwebel Fritz Tegtmeier from Wesenberg (Estonia) in March 1944.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 2 of I Gruppe./JG54 Eastern Front 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 3 of I Gruppe./JG54 Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 3 of I Gruppe./JG54 flown by Feldwebel Peter Bremer, Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 4 of I Gruppe./JG54 Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 1./JG 54 White 4 Oblt. Walter Nowotny W.Nr. 01501501 Krasnogvardeisk Area Russia August 1943

Green camouflaged Focke-Wulf marked White '4', with a rendering of a goat and inscription 'Rammock', was flown by Walter Nowotny, CO of 1. Staffel I./JG 54, holder of the Knight's Cross, in the summer of 1943. At that time, the 23-year-old 'Nowi', born in the Czech-Austrian border region, was one of the most significant personnel of JG 54 on the Eastern Front specifically, and the Luftwaffe in general. He died on November 8th, 1944, as the CO of the first German unit equipped with the jet powered Me 262. Up to the time of his death, he was credited with 258 aerial victories, the vast majority of which were achieved on the Eastern Front in the ranks of JG 54. The camouflage of the illustrated aircraft consisted of two closely toned unspecified greens, one of which was probably RLM 70, and the other mixed from that. These shades were sprayed in irregular fields over the original RLM 74/75/76, which was visible in places through the newer application, and the lower colors remained unchanged, extending up the sides of the fuselage. The widely applied yellow recognition markings, typical for the time and area of ops, was indicative of the need for the Luftwaffe to differentiate their aircraft from those of the similarly painted enemy. The inscription 'Rammbock' on the left side of the fuselage under the cockpit, needs to be translated more along the lines of the local culture rather than literally, and in this case that would be as a 'virile ram'. The wing armament of this aircraft consisted of only two MG 151/20 cannon, with the outboard MG/FF cannon positions being faired over.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG54 (White 5+) Walter Nowotny Soviet Russia 1943

Luftwaffe aircrew 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.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 5 of I Gruppe./JG54 flown by Karl Schnorrer Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6, 1./JG 54, Russia, Summer, 1943

The uniquely painted White '5' of 1st Staffel, JG 54 is attributed to being flown by Walter Nowotny, which he did actually fly, but in all probability was not a personal aircraft of his. The aircraft is interesting first and foremost by its camouflage scheme, as it appeared at a time when the Fw 190s of JG 54 were painted in the original factory scheme of RLM 74/75/76 in combination with the yellow identification markings used on the Eastern Front. The light coloring of the fuselage was darkened with a spray of green, likely RLM 70. Also nonstandard was the width of the segments of the upper wing crosses. As noted earlier, Walter Nowotny was one of the more interesting of personnel to serve with JG 54. Initially, he flew Bf 109s, and switched over to the Fw 190 when the unit reequipped with this type. The bulk of his victories were gained on the Focke-Wulf, often through extraordinary circumstances. For example, there were nine kills credited to him on August 13th, 1943, and even ten gained on September 1st, 1943 (five which were flamed within a span of twelve minutes). On October 14th, 1943, he became the first German fighter pilot to cross the 250 victory mark. After receiving diamonds to go with his Knight's Cross and Oak Cluster with Swords, he was called back from his CO of I./JG 54 posting and utilized in a propaganda role, that really did not sit well with a combat fighter pilot and natural hunter. On April 1st, 1944, he was assigned to command the training unit JG 101, and in September, 1944 to the command of Kommando Nowotny, equipped with the Me 262. This unit was activated to develop tactics for jet fighters to combat allied aircraft, and for Nowotny, became his last military, and life's, function.....

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 7 of I Gruppe./JG54 Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 White 9 of I Gruppe./JG54 flown by Karl Schnorrer Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1942-1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG54 (White 10+) Walter Nowotny Russia late 1942

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG54 (White 10+) Rudolf Rademacher Krasnogverdeisk, Spring 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.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG54 (White 10+) Walter Nowotny Russia late 1942

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 1./JG54 (White 10+) Rudolf Rademacher Krasnogverdeisk, Spring 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 1./JG54 White 11 Eastern Front

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 I Gruppe./JG54 White 12 Helmut Wettstein Krasnogvardiesk Russia 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 numbered White 1-4 typical of 1./JG54 spring of 1943.

2. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 2./JG54

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Hans Dortenmann 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot JG54 Otto Kittel Sep 14 1943 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 flown by hauptmann Otto Kittel, 2/JG54, February, 1945. Otto Kittel was K.I.A. on the 17 of February, 1945, during the combat with several IL-2s. His final score was 267 victories

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 Black 1 of 2./JG54 Grunherz flown by Gtpm. Graf Matushka April 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 (Black 1+) Lake Ladoga Area, Russia 1943

Lake Ladoga: Lake Ladoga is a freshwater lake located in the Republic of Karelia and Leningrad Oblast in northwestern Russia just outside the outskirts of Saint Petersburg.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 (Black 2+) Helmut Brandt Lake Ladoga Area, Russia January 13, 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 2 Eastern Front Winter 1942-43

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 3 Eastern Front Winter 1942-43

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 1 Eastern Front 1942-43 0A

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 2./JG54 Black 7 Hans Dortenmann WNr 550885 Orscha South AF 1944 0A-0B

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 (B1+) Lake Ladoga Russia 1943 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 5 Eastern Front Winter 1942-43

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 6 Eastern Front Winter 1942-43

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 7 Eastern Front Winter 1942-43

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 2./JG54 Black 7 Hans Dortenmann Werk Nr 550885 Orscha South AF 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 2./JG 54 Black 7 W.Nr. 550885 Lt. Hans Dortenmann Russia February 1944

This kit offers the markings for two aircraft flown by Hans Dortenmann. This Fw 190 was painted with washable white paint during the winter of 1943-1944 over the original RLM 74/75/76, partially visible. In this aircraft, Dortenmann gained his first unorthodox confirmed kill, after colliding with a Soviet fighter at low altitude, likely piloted by Capt. Ivan M. Astakov of the 40th IAP, who did not survive the collision. This 'no-fault' collision was credited to Astakov as a taran and as one of his twelve victories, and pushing him towards a posthumous awarding of the Hero of the Soviet Union. In the collision, Dortenmann lost much of his left wing. Despite that, he was able to belly in at Orscha Süd. Before being transferred to the Western Front in the summer of 1944, he would shoot down a further 14 Soviet aircraft, including four Il-2s Sturmoviks.

This aircraft carries a winter whitewash over the standard camouflage, which is evident in random areas where the water soluble paint has washed off. It was with this aircraft that Dortenmann bellied in at Orsha-Süd Air base on the 6th of February, 1944, after losing three feet off his port wing in a collision with a Soviet fighter. In a rear hemisphere attack against his target, and at a height of some 200m, he misjudged his distance. His intended target was probably a fighter flown by Capt Ivan Mikhailovich Astakhov of 49 IAP. Having been killed in this encounter, the collision with Black "7" was classified as a "taran" attack and considered Astakhov's twelfth victory (another seven being shared). He was awarded a posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union. It was Dortenmann's first confirmed victory. Prior to his transfer to the west, he shot down a further fourteen Soviet aircraft, including four Il-2 Sturmoviks. He totaled 38 kills, and was awarded the Iron Cross. Another one of Dortenmann's mounts, this time from theWestern Front, can be found as a subject in our Fw190A-8 kit.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 Black 8 Eastern Front Winter 1942-43

3. Staffel I. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 3./JG54

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Robert Weiss center France 1944 01

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 3./JG54 Yellow 1 Kittel Kurland 1944 0A

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 3./JG54 Yellow 1 Franz Eisenach Kutland 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 3./JG54 (Yellow 1+) Gerhard Thyben Kurland 1945

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 3./JG54 Yellow 1+ Otto Kittel Kurland 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 (Yellow 4+) Lake Ladoga Area Russia 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 2./JG54 (Yellow 4+) shot down near Leningrad 1943

Soviet soldiers inspect a German plane Focke-Wulf Fw 190 was shot down near Leningrad. The plane belonged to Group I of the 54th Fighter Squadron (the emblem of the city of Nuremberg on the nose of the airplane). Image of heart under the cockpit - the famous Green Heart (Grünherz), the emblem of the 54th Fighter Squadron.
Author: Nicholas Handogin

Советские военнослужащие осматривают немецкий самолет Фокке-Вульф Fw 190, сбитый под Ленинградом. Самолет принадлежал I группе 54-й истребительной эскадры (герб города Нюрнберга на носу самолета). Изображение сердца под кабиной пилота — знаменитое «Зеленое сердце» («Grünherz»), эмблема 54-й истребительной эскадры.
Автор: Николай Хандогин

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 2./JG54 Yellow 6 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski Kurland 1943-44

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 JG54 Yellow 8 flown by lieutenant Robert Weiss summer 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 3./JG54 (Y11+) Lake Ladoga Russia 1943 01

II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - II./JG54

4. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 4./JG54

A Luftwaffe Aerial Victory Notice 0A

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 4./JG54 White 1 Bar Helmut Wettstein Kurland 1943-44

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 4./JG54 White 4 and Bar Immola Finland June 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 White 7 4./JG54 Gefechtswerband Kuhlmey Immola Finland June 1944. Pilot could be Uffz. Herbert Koller [2/EJG-Ost, 6./JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), 5./JG-54 (6/43)]

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Jagdgeschwader 54 White 9 Obl.Gerhard Thyben Immola Finland

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 4./JG54 White 12 Bar flown by Lt. Heinz Wernicke Immola, June 1944

4. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54
* IV. Gruppe (from July 1943 to February 1944) normaly operated under II.Gruppe

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 4./JG54 White A flown by Paul Rätz Siwerskaja Russia Monday 19th July 1943

emailEmail from Rick Foort Everett, WA Sep-13-2012

    I thought you might be interested in seeing what this aircraft looks like today, and in FLYING CONDITION! It is owned by former Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen, and is kept at Paine Field, Everett, WA at the Flying Heritage Collection.
  • You can see it at this website: www.flyingheritage.com
  • I am a docent there, and frequently describe this aircraft to astonished visitors.
    Rick Foort Everett, WA

Place in history: The Focke-Wulf 190 was the most advanced radial engine fighter in the world when it entered combat.

Its appearance in the fall of 1941 was a rude awakening for Allied designers and pilots. The new German plane was an ideal dogfighter—fast, light, and small. It was more than a match for contemporary versions of the British Spitfire. The Focke-Wulf 190 was also heavily-armed and immensely strong, giving it the ability to fly in ground attack roles as well.

Forever compared to the Messerschmitt Bf 109, many German fighter pilots considered the Fw 190 the better plane at medium to low altitudes. Later in the war, improved versions of the Focke-Wulf fighter were designed to perform at heights above 20,000 feet.

This airplane: This Fw 190 was built in 1943 and factory-modified for ground attack duties. Fighting on the Eastern Front, the aircraft was assigned to Jagdgeschwader (fighter wing) 54 near Leningrad. On July 9, 1943, while attacking a Soviet supply train, the plane crashed. The pilot became a prisoner in Russia, but his plane remained untouched and hidden by acres of impassable wetland and a growing forest of young saplings.

The amazingly intact plane was discovered by a warbird hunter in the late 1980s and was carefully dismantled and airlifted with a helicopter. In England and later in the U.S., the fighter underwent an extensive restoration process. Today, the plane is the only original flyable Focke-Wulf 190A fighter to take to the skies with a genuine BMW 801 engine.

Fact: The Germans called the Fw 190 Würger or "Butcher Bird."

Photo's given by Rick Foort of Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 4./JG54 White A Paul Allen flyingheritage Museum Everett

It is a Focke Wulf FW-190A5/U3 Würger WWII Luftwaffe aircraft of 4./JG54. The pilot Feldwebel Paul Rätz listed as MIA - Missing In Action. This aircraft was manufactured in April 1943, originally as an A5 variant and supplied with serial number 0151227 by the parent factory of Focke Wulf Flugzeugbau GmbH at Bremen.

On Monday 19th July 1943, probably a hot summer day, the Focke Wulf FW-190A5/U3 Würger with s/n 1227 "White A" took off on a mission carrying a SC250 550Ibs bomb. Taking off from Siwerskaja, the "White A" headed for the front line which was only fifteen or so minutes flight time away. Crossing the front line over the Dvina river, the FW-190, crossed it and headed East. Whilst behind enemy lines, in an area called Voibakala, the "Rotte" attacked an armoured train and reportedly suffered damage from FlaK. The loss report indicates the FW-190 crash landed due to this damage, although none was located on the airframe. It FW-190 suffered a catastrophic failure of the BMW 801 engine, caused by a rag sabotage is suspected as it was a new engine was fitted a few days before. The FW-190 was recorded as being 100% lost in the map reference co-ordinates of Pl.Qu.20124. This grid system based on 1/200,000 maps was used to identify crash sites, possibly for salvage, recovery of missing pilots or as the best way of identifying an area consisting of unpronounceable Russian towns, villages and large areas of forests and lakes. The more numbers the Pl.Qu. reference gives, the smaller the area of the location. A key to this code, would help identify literally dozens of possible recoveries within Russia! The pilot Feldwebel Paul Rätz survived the crash landed behind enemy lines. He removed his leather flying helmet but took the airplane's panel clock with him. He retrieved the first air kit from the rear fuselage and is thought to have headed West back to the front line only a dozen or so miles from the crash site. He was undoubtedly captured by the Russians and interned although the Luftwaffe reported him as 'Vermißt' (MIA - Missing In Action). The pilot remained imprisoned in Russia for 16 years before finally returning to Germany. Rätz died in 1989, never having learned that his airplane had been recovered. But his family did and, it turns out, they still have the clock. The FW-190 found in silver birch forest in 1989 and recovered in 1991.

Owners = Doug/David Arnold and later (till today) Paul Allen of Microsoft fame. The restoration revealed that this FW-190 most likely crashed from engine sabotage. The engine was newly installed and the oil lines were found to be blocked. The engine factories often used prisoner labor, so sabotage sometimes happened. The restoration is completed, including a new wing spar to replace the cracked original. A partial restoration was started in the early 1990ies, then it was sold to the Flying Heritage Collection. Much of the restoration was competed in the UK and the aircraft is now in the US.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 4./JG54 White B Russia 1943

Photo: Despite the letter code on the fuselage, normally seen on aircraft operating with the Schlachtflieger, this Fw 190 A-5 belonged to 4./JG54. From July 1943 to February 1944, this Staffel operated as fighter-bombers on the Northern Sector of the Eastern Front under the command of IV./JG54, and during that period the Staffel's aircraft were marked with letters instead of the usual numerals, perhaps because of their ground-attack role, adopting the system of identification then in use by the Schlachtflieger. This particular aircraft, 'White K', is an Fw 190A-5.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 'White K' of 4./ JG54, Summer 1943
Although finished in the two-tone Eastern Front greens already shown and described, on this particular aircraft the dividing lines between the two colours were far less clearly defined. The undersurfaces were RLM 76, a wide yellow band encircled the fuselage, but the yellow on the rudder has been restricted to a small section at the base.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 4./JG54 White D Russia 1943

Photo: Despite the letter code on the fuselage, normally seen on aircraft operating with the Schlachtflieger, this Fw 190 A-5 belonged to 4./JG54. From July 1943 to February 1944, this Staffel operated as fighter-bombers on the Northern Sector of the Eastern Front under the command of IV./JG54, and during that period the Staffel's aircraft were marked with letters instead of the usual numerals, perhaps because of their ground-attack role, adopting the system of identification then in use by the Schlachtflieger. This particular aircraft, 'White K', is an Fw 190A-5.

Profile: Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 'White K' of 4./ JG54, Summer 1943. Although finished in the two-tone Eastern Front greens already shown and described, on this particular aircraft the dividing lines between the two colours were far less clearly defined. The undersurfaces were RLM 76, a wide yellow band encircled the fuselage, but the yellow on the rudder has been restricted to a small section at the base.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 4./JG54 White K

Photo: Despite the letter code on the fuselage, normally seen on aircraft operating with the Schlachtflieger, this Fw 190 A-5 belonged to 4./JG54. From July 1943 to February 1944, this Staffel operated as fighter-bombers on the Northern Sector of the Eastern Front under the command of IV./JG54, and during that period the Staffel's aircraft were marked with letters instead of the usual numerals, perhaps because of their ground-attack role, adopting the system of identification then in use by the Schlachtflieger. This particular aircraft, 'White K', is an Fw 190A-5.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-5 'White K' of 4./ JG54, Summer 1943

Photo: Although finished in the two-tone Eastern Front greens already shown and described, on this particular aircraft the dividing lines between the two colours were far less clearly defined. The undersurfaces were RLM 76, a wide yellow band encircled the fuselage, but the yellow on the rudder has been restricted to a small section at the base.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5, I./JG 54 (Jabo), Soviet Union, Summer, 1943

This aircraft is shown as it appeared during service with I./JG 54 as a fighter-bomber and used mainly in attacking ground targets. In this way, fighter units often supported ground units as the opportunity arose. Less often did the role of the Jabo (Jagd-Bomber) see ground attack become the main role within the fighter units. Some examples could be taken from elements of I./JG 54 as summer turned to fall in 1943, as indicated by the switch from a number code to a letter one. The white color of the 'K' should place the aircraft within the 1st Staffel. The camouflage consisted of, as with the first two offered choices, two greens applied over the original RLM 74/75/76. Of the green-green scheme, RLM 70 is more prevalent, which gives a final look of almost a monotone, dark green. Fairly uncommon for the given time frame, the spinner has a white spiral applied to it. Also worth noting is the extension of the undercowling yellow to the oil cooler and oil tank. Non standard are also the crosses on the fuselage and wing undersides that lacked the black outline. These appear to have been applied fresh over the new green scheme.

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5. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot 5./JG54 Max Stotz Siverskaya Aug 1943 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Emil Lang Staffelkapitan 9./JG54 April 1944 01

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot JG54 Emil Lang 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 5./JG54 Black 1 Bar flown by Uffz Gerhard Fradrich Immola, June 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 5./JG54 ((+- flown by Gerhard Thyben Immola, June 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 5./JG54 Black 2 Bar flown by Oblt. Hellmut Radtke Immola, June 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 5./JG54 Black 5 flown by Max Stotz central sector Russia 1943

Photo: Another view of what is thought to be Oblt. Stotz's 'Black 5', possibly WNr. 5868, which was lost on 7 October, when during a Stuka escort mission, it received a hit in the engine. The pilot on that occasion was Lt. Karl-Heinz Luchau, who baled out and, although wounded, returned to his unit. The light area above the Hakenkreuz is a rectangular patch of the original RLM 76, probably mottled with 74 and 75, upon which the aircraft's Werk Nummer appeared.

Photo: Lt. Emil Lang's 'Black 7' with (RIGHT), Obit. Max Stotz discussing his 'Black 5' with technical personnel in the foreground. Like 'Black 5, 'Black 7' retained its inboard undercarriage doors and both aircraft have outboard wing armament. In the view (ABOVE), the wing in the foreground provides some indication of the extent of sand colouring and shows that the Balkenkreuze were the outline type.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5, Oblt. Max Stotz, 5./JG 54, Russia, Spring, 1943

The aircraft depicted here is dated from the winter to summer time frame, 1943, when the Fw 190s of JG 54 went through frequent camouflage scheme modifications that bore little resemblance to the prescribed instructions. Black '5', flown by Oblt. Max Stotz, is camouflaged in a similar way to that of Fw 190A-5 'Rammbock' (Scheme 'A'), consisting of two similar greens, applied over the original scheme of RLM 74/75/76. In this case, this did not include the area of the Swastika or the W.Nr. at the tip of the fin. A large unknown remains the application of the JG 54 emblem and its II. Gruppe on the front fuselage. Although these are represented in most previous reconstructions, it must be noted that their exact rendering on this bird could not be based on any serious documentation. They could not be backed by photographic resources, nor on any other II./JG 54 aircraft of the same time. That opens up to the possibility that these were not even carried. If they were in fact applied, then the heart emblem would have been carried on both sides under the cockpit, same as the II./JG 54 marking on both sides of the nose. The 'Aspern Lion' - emblem of II./JG 54, would also have been applied such that it was always facing forward. Although the evidence on the use of the emblem is lacking, we have included it on the decal sheet. For its application on the model, please refer to the reference drawing on this page for an alternative appearance of the nose of the aircraft. The pilot of this aircraft, Oblt. Max Stotz, was credited with 189 kills over the course of over 700 combat flights, and was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Cluster. He is still listed as MIA after combat in the area of Vitebsk in the Soviet Union on August 19, 1943.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 Black 7 flow by Lt. Emil Lang of the 5./JG54

Photo: Another view of what is thought to be Oblt. Stotz's 'Black 5', possibly WNr. 5868, which was lost on 7 October, when during a Stuka escort mission, it received a hit in the engine. The pilot on that occasion was Lt. Karl-Heinz Liichau, who baled out and, although wounded, returned to his unit. The light area above the Hakenkreuz is a rectangular patch of the original RLM 76, probably mottled with 74 and 75, upon which the aircraft's Werk Nummer appeared.

Photo: Two more views of Lt. Emil Lang's 'Black 7' with (RIGHT), Oblt. Max Stotz discussing his 'Black 5' with technical personnel in the foreground. Like 'Black 5, 'Black 7' retained its inboard undercarriage doors and both aircraft have outboard wing armament. In the view (ABOVE), the wing in the foreground provides some indication of the extent of sand colouring and shows that the Balkenkreuze were the outline type.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 Lt. Emil Lang, 5./JG 54, Eastern front, Summer, 1943

Over the course of more than 400 combat sorties, Lt. Emil 'Bully' Lang accumulated 173 aerial victories, 144 of which were gained on the Eastern Front. A former athlete and Lufthansa pilot, he showed himself to be a true expert in aerial combat. Luck had forsaken him on September 3rd, 1944, during an engagement with RAF Spitfires over Belgium. At that time, he wasCOof II./JG 26, and carried the Knight's Cross. He flew the illustrated Fw190A-5 as Staffelkapitan of 5./JG 54. The camouflage scheme is as it appeared during the summer of 1943, when sand tone patterns were sprayed over the original two-tone green. The intent was to break up the shape defined by the greens, and blend in more with the dry Russian countryside. In the summer of 1943, in accordance with orders from higher up the hierarchy, unit markings were oversprayed. Nevertheless, the green heart shape was still recognizable on the aircraft of JG54

B hem více než 400 bojových let dosáhl Lt. Emil "Bully" Lang 173 sest el ýchodní front ývalý atlet a pilot Lufthansy se ukázal být skute ným expertem leteckého boje. Nap íklad v prosinci 1943 b hem t í týdn poslal k zemi 72 protivník itom mu bylo již 34 let a byl jedním z nejstarších stíhacích pilot Luftwaffe. Št stí ho opustilo 3. zá í 1944, kdy padl nad Belgií v souboji se Spitfiry RAF.Tehdy velel II./JG 26 a byl nositelem Rytí ského k íže. Se zobrazeným Fw 190A-5 létal Lt. Lang jako Staffelkapitän 5./JG 54. Podoba stroje postihuje období léta 1943, kdy byly p es dvoutónovou zelenou kamufláž aplikovány pískové skvrny. Ty m ly rozbít zelený povrch letounu a p izp sobit kamufláž povaze vysušené ruské krajiny. V lét 1943 byly, z rozkazu vyššího velení, zast íkány emblémy jednotek. Nicmén i tak byl tvar zeleného srdce na letounech JG 54 stále dob e patrný.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 5./JG54 (Black 12+-) Norbert Hannig Siverskaja (Leningrad) 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-6 5./JG 54 (B12+-) W. Nr. 550889 Uffz. Heribert Koller Immola Finland June 1944

An interesting variation on the camouflage scheme consisting of RLM 74/75/76 is carried by this aircraft, which was flown by Uffz. Heribert Koller with 5./JG 54 in the summer of 1944. This Luftwaffe veteran accumulated 49 confirmed kills over the span of over 350 combat sorties. Thirteen of these came between May and June 1944 in the illustrated plane. Black '12' was lost on June 18th, 1944 during a ferry flight from Immola to the base at Petseri in Estonia. During the flight, Koller stumbled upon a lone Il-2, attacking a tanker in the Gulf of Finland, and managed to shoot it down. However, being on a solo flight, there was no way of confirming the kill (and he shot down a Yak-9 in the same cockpit the day previous). Over the remainder of the flight, he encountered inclement weather, with the ceiling dropping down to ground level at times. On his approach to Malmi, at Helsinki, where he was to have a restover, the visibility was so bad, he almost plowed into a cliff, and subsequently, he clipped the top of a tree. After gaining enough altitude, he bailed out of the damaged aircraft and came down by parachute. Black '12' crashed only a couple of hundred meters from the airfield. The remains of the aircraft were recovered in 2006. The fuselage of the aircraft was significantly darkened, probably by way of a thin, lightly transparent spray of RLM 74. This included the inside of the fuselage crosses, although in a deeper application. The white spinner had a black spiral. One interesting aspect of the camouflage is the atypical placement of the upper wing colors (seen on some Fw 190s built at AGO Oschersleben), where the wings are painted in mirror image to each other. Damage to the right side of the fuselage was caused by carelessness of the groundcrew during fueling.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A Kuhlmey Fighters Immola 1944 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 5./JG54 (Black 12+-) Germany 1944

6. Staffel II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 6./JG54

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot 6./JG54 Hans Beisswenger 01-02

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot 6./JG54 Hans Beisswenger signed 01

Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 6./JG54 Yellow 2 Bar Sterr 1943 0A

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 Jagdgeschwader 54 'Grun Herz' Yellow 7 Bar flown by Uffz. Golt of 6./JG54 out of the Courland pocken on May 8, 1945

III Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - III./JG54

8. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - 8./JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 8./JG54 (Black 5+I) Germany 1944

9. Staffel III. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 9./JG54 (Yellow 2+I) Illesheim 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 9./JG54 (Yellow 2+I) Villacoublay France May 1944.

Fw 190A-8, 9./JG 54, Villacoublay, France, Summer, 1944 War weary but striking, Yellow '2' of 9. Staffel/JG 54 hails from the days of combat against the Americans within the Defense of the Reich in the summer of 1944. The camouflage of RLM 74/75/76 and the spiral on the spinner all correspond to Luftwaffe standards. The blue rear fuselage band identifies service with JG 54 in the Defense of the Reich system, and the 9. Staffel by the yellow Gruppe marking and fuselage number. The fuselage crosses had their inside sprayed RLM 74. The marking of III./JG 54 was found on both sides of the fuselage. III./JG 54 operated on the Western Front from French and German airfields after being reassigned from Smolensk in February, 1943. The unit's pilots protected defeated territory from allied fighter sweeps and bombing attacks. During May and June, 1944, the unit turned in their Bf 109s for Fw 190s, which they used in the Luftwaffe's and Wehrmacht's attempts to stem the tide of the allied invasion of Normandy. Later, III./JG 54 was tasked with the priority of defending against attacks of the USAAF, usually in combat against allied escort fighters. The unit's attack against American bomber formations are also not to be forgotten.

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IV Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - IV./JG54

10. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Aircrew Luftwaffe pilot Hans Dortenmann Fw 190A6 Black 7 Orscha South AF 01

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 10(Jabo)./JG54 White III Russia with Hex camouflage scheme 1943

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A4 Jagdgeschwader 54 'Grun Herz' White III 10./JG54 flown by an unknown pilot of the JaboSchwarm, I./JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 (Blue 17+~) of IV/JG54 Werk Nr 170412 Berlin April 1945

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 Black 7+~ IV./JG54 Jagdgeschwader 54 'Grun Herz' flown an unknown pilot of IV./JG54 Berlin Air Defence, May 1945 Germany

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 10.(Jabo)/JG54 (Black 4+c-) W.Nr 0532 St. Omer-Wizernes, France Feb 1943

Fw-190A5 10./JG54 (Jabo) (B4+c-) W.Nr 0532 St. Omer-Wizernes, France Feb 1943 00
Profile - 00: Focke Wulf Fw 190A.5 'Black 4' of 10.(Jabo)/JG54, France, early 1943. Finished in a high demarcation scheme of RLM 74 and 75 over RLM 76 undersurfaces with minimal fuselage mottling, this aircraft is typical of the Focke-Wulf fighter-bombers operated by this unit in early 1943. All aircraft of theStaffelseem to have had the chevron behind the Balkenkreuz which, together with the stylised black and white bomb, characterised the aircraft of this unit in much the same way as the more extensively used black triangle characterised the Schlachtgruppen. Note that the outer wing cannon have been removed.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 10./JG54 (Jabo) (B4+c-) W.Nr 0532 St. Omer-Wizernes, France Feb 1943 01-02

Photo's 01-2: The Fw 190 was considered better suited than the Bf-109F for fighter-bomber work because of its good speed and manoeuvrability at low altitudes and the fact that its air-cooled engine made it less sensitive to hits. Although the bomb racks were easily detachable for operations in the purely fighter role, they were not always removed in practice as their effect on performance was not very great. The 250 kg bomb, on the other hand, considerably affected manoeuvrability and reduced speed at ground level by some 30-35 mph.These photographs show 'Black 4' of 10.(Jabo)/JG54, which officially came into existence on 17 February 1943 when 10.(Jabo)/JG26 was redesignated.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A5 10.(Jabo)/JG54 (Black 6+c-) St.Omer-Wizernes, France Feb 1943

Focke Wulf Fw 190A 10./JG54 (Jabo) (B6+c-) St.Omer-Wizernes, France Feb 1943 01

Photo's 01-02: With its mission accomplished and its bomb rack empty, an Fw 190 Jabo of 10.(Jabo)/JG54 comes to a halt in front of its covered shelter at St. Omer-Wizernes in early 1943.The Staffe1lost no fewer than 20 pilots in the two months between 17 February and 15 April, at which point it was again redesignated as 14./SKG10 and subsequently saw action in the Mediterranean theatre. The 10.(Jabo)/JG26 originally used white identification numbers on its Bf-109Fs but changed them to black after converting to the Fw 190 in mid-1942.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 10./JG54 (Black 15+~) Operation Bodenplatte Jan 1945

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 10./JG54 (Black 15+~) Heinz Schmidt Muncheberg Berlin 1945 was forced to make a wheels up landing after being hit by anti aircraft fire March 1945

In late December 1944 III./JG54 was placed under the command of JG26 untill 25th February 1945 whens its 9. 10. and 11 staffeln were officially redesignated 15./JG26, 13./JG26 and 11./JG26 respectively to form IV./JG26. At about the sametime, a new III/JG54 was formed at Grossenhain from the Zerstorer unit II./ZG76. This aircraft became 10./JG54 (previously 5./ZG 76) and was damaged by gunfire when it had to make a forced landing.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 10./JG54 (Black 17+~) Germany 1944

12. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 12./JG54 Red 1 flown by Lt. Hans Dortenmann Villacoublay France May 1944.

This aircraft was latter lost on the 26th June 1944 in combat with the RAF near Paris, Hans Dortenmann baled out successfully! and went on to score a total of 38 kills before he was taken POW in April 1945

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8, Lt. Hans Dortenmann, 2./JG 54, Villacoublay, France, June, 1944

The second of Hans Dortenmann's aircraft to be offered in this kit is one used in the Defense of the Reich (Reichsverteidigung). With the illustrated Red '1', Dortenmann flew as CO of 2. Staffel, temporarily subordinate to III. Gruppe, in France during the summer of 1944. At the end of the war, the twenty-three year old pilot and holder of the Knight's Cross had 38 kills under his belt, which he gained during the very short span of just fourteen months. During his combat career, he fought against the Soviets, British and Americans. This aircraft carries a standard scheme consisting of RLM 74/75/76 with a white spiral on the spinner. It also carries the markings of the Defense of the Reich (a blue band for JG 54), and a red vertical band on the rear fuselage denoting service with III. Gruppe. The red color means 2. (or 10.) Staffel, and the number 1 belongs to the Staffel CO. The inscription 'Hascherl 1' under the cockpit was only carried on the left, and together with the devil insignia on the engine cowl are personal markings of the pilot. Whether or not the devil was on both sides has not been identified in photographs, but it is possible. The unit marking for III. Gruppe JG 54 was applied to both sides of the Fw 190A-8. The simplified later variation on the fuselage cross was in this case with a black interior.

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V Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 - V./JG54

Artwork showing the map of 4./JG54 Bodenplatte Strike Jan 01 1945 0A

13. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 White 7 Weisse 7 (White 7+~) of 13./JG54 Germany 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 13./JG 54 (White 7+~) W.Nr. 750114 Germany late 1944 early 1945

This aircraft was captured by the Allies sometime in late 1944 or early 1945. The IVth Gruppe, JG 54, flew from Vörden, the Netherlands and Gardelegen, Germany. This A-9 was built at the Mimetall factory in August / September, 1944 and wore RLM 75/74 or RLM 75/83 on the upper surfaces, in all probability. The blue tail band was typical for JG 54 aircraft, and the white wavy line identified aircaft of the IVth Gruppe.

Tento stroj padl do spojeneckých rukou již na pøelomu let 1944/45, kdy IV. Gruppe JG 54 pùsobila z letiš Vörden (Nizozemí) a Gardelegen (Nìmecko). Jedná se o stroj z produkce firmy Mimetall, který byl vyroben v srpnu/záøí 1944 a je pravdìpodobné, že nesl na horních plochách kamufláž v barvách RLM 75/74 nebo RLM 75/83. Modrý pruh okolo zádì byl typický pro letouny JG 54, bílá vlnovka pak pro stroje ze IV. Gruppe této jednotky.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 White 12 Weisse 12 (White 12+~) of 13./JG54 France 1944

Focke Wulf Fw 190A-8 13./JG54 (White 12+~) Villacoublay France May 1944.

Fw 190A-8, 13./JG 54, Villacoublay, France, 1944-45. The camouflage scheme and the rendering of the national insignia, documented on the later A-8 variant, apply to this aircraft of IV.Gruppe JG 54. The wavy demarcation between the RLM 76 color from those of the darker shades on the upper surfaces (RLM 74/75) is located fairly high up and gives the aircraft a decidedly light appearance. The national insignia are the simplest version of the later cross type. JG 54 service is indicated only by the blue fuselage band, which adorned the aircraft of the units within the Defense of the Reich system. The white wave marking then indicates the IV. Gruppe and the white number the 13. Staffel. IV. Gruppe JG 54 flew from air fields in Eastern Prussia and later, from September 1944, in Germany. At this time, the unit was commanded by Maj. Wolfgang Späte (Knight's Cross with Oak Cluster, 99 kills, best known for his service with JG 400 equipped with the Me 163 rocket fighter), who was replaced in October, 1944, by Hptm. Rudolf Klemm (Knight's Cross, 42 kills). IV. Gruppe was the only component of JG 54 that, after re-equipping with the Fw 190, exclusively flew the 'A' variant up to the end of the war.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 White 16 Weisse 16 (White 16+~) of 13./JG54 France 1944

14. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A 14./JG54 Black 5 Detlef Jung 1944

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 Red 11+~ III/JG54 Germany 1945

Focke-Wulf Fw 190F8 Black 15 Schwarze 15 (15+~) of 15./JG54 Unteroffizier Gerhard Ohlenschlager was forced to belly land after being hit by anti aircraft fire and was take prisoner by allied forces

15. Staffel IV. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8 15./JG54 Yellow 1 flown by Rudolf Klemm Staffelkapitan 15./JG54

Focke-Wulf Fw 190A9 15./JG54 Yellow 1 Carl Resch WNr 205118 1945

Photo: Fw 190A9 15./JG54 Yellow 1 Carl Resch WNr 205118 1945

 
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Luftwaffe Badge

Peter Bremer

Units:2./JG-54 (7/41 S.U.), 1./JG-54 (S.U. 2/43)

Awards:DK-G(8/31/43 in absentia-POW), EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 'Red or Black 12' in 2/JG-54, Fw 190A-4 'White 7' in 1/JG-54, Fw 190A-4 WNr (14)5772 'White 3' (lost 7/13/43)

Remarks:POW 13 July, 1943 on a mission in Werk# 5772. Location was a map co-ordinate '4493' (Orel/Krasnogorye S.U. area). He was a POW for six years. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 17 July, 1941. An I-18 on 23 August, 1941. An I-126 on 30 September, 1941. An Il-2 on 11 October, 1941. An I-26 on 27 February, 1942. A P-40 on 31 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 20 April, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. An I-153 on 15 September, 1942. Two Il-2's on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1943. an Il-2 on 17 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 24 February, 1943. An I-16 on 3 March, 1943. A Yak-4 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 May, 1943. A P-39 on 12 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 June, 1943. Three La-5's on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 7 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 9 July, 1943. An Il-2 and an La-5 on 10 July, 1943. An La-5 on 11 July, 1943. Two La-5's on 12 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Bremmer.

Asisbiz database of Aerial Victories for Peter Bremer

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Jul-41 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 SB-3   19.07  
18-Jul-41 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 I-18   07.25  
23-Aug-41 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 I-18   13.22  
30-Sep-41 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 I-126   15.24  
11-Oct-41 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   15.38  
01-Jan-42 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 I-153   14.10  
27-Feb-42 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 I-26   14.48  
31-Mar-42 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 50m 09.58 Gabiki
20-Apr-42 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 MiG-3   14.15  
25-Aug-42 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 04.36 37 692
15-Sep-42 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 I-153 20m 09.35 11 841
12-Jan-43 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.38 00 258
12-Jan-43 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10.05 10 174
14-Jan-43 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14.33 00 292
15-Jan-43 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10.15 10 182
17-Jan-43 Peter Bremer 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.46 10 322
23-Feb-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 09.40 10 161
24-Feb-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-5 4500m 13.40 10 151
03-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 I-16 Rata 20m 11.10 00 212
07-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Yak-4 50m 13.30 19 681
17-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 14.10 18 251
23-Mar-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 15.10 10 444
24-May-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 5m 19.52 19 732
12-Jun-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 11.55 19 733
15-Jun-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 16.30 90 423
05-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 100m 15.50 63 682
05-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 5200m 04.15 63 683
05-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 04.18 63 682
06-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 17.01 63 712
07-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 08.40 53 892
09-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Yak-1 400m 05.02 63 554
10-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.28 63 583
10-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 200m 14.35 63 644
11-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 1800m 18.36 63 538
12-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 17.25 64 297
12-Jul-43 Peter Bremer 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 17.33 64 287
18-May-44 Peter Bremer 6./JG301 B-17 Fortress 6000m 11.15 QN (NE Ploesti)
17-Dec-44 Peter Bremer 10./JG300 B-24 Liberator 6000m 12.05 Mähr. Ostrau

Luftwaffe Badge

Fritz Tegtmeier

Units:1./JG-54, 2./JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 3./JG-54, JG-7

Awards:RK(3/26/44), DK-G(3/20/42), EP(10/5/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend.

Known Aircraft:Bf 109E-1 WNr 6043 'Wh ?'(lost), Bf 109F-2 WNr 5410 (90% dam 9/11/41) in 2/JG-54, Bf 109E 'Black & 9' w/ 2/JG-54, Me 262A

Remarks:700 missions, of which 530 were combat missions, including numerous close support sorties. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Two more SB-2's on 24 June, 1941. A Yak-1 on 22 July, 1942. Two MiG-3's on 5 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 30 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. Two LaGG-5's and three Il-2's on 14 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 21 February, 1943. Two Il-2's on 1 May, 1943. Two Il-2's on 3 February, 1944. Five La-5's on 7 February, 1944. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 6 March, 1944. Two Yak-9's two P-39's, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. Just a few of many multiples! In addition, he sank two Motor Torpedo Boats. In 1/JG-54, he was shot down with wounds in Wk# 6043 over Jever, France. While in 2/JG-54, he was seriously injured in a crash in Wk# 5410 at the Siverskaya airfield. During the summer of 1943, he served as a Fighter Instructor while in France. In 3/JG-54 in March of 1944, he flew Fw 190A-6 'White 1'. He had been nominated for the EL. Deceased 8 April, 1999. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 134 aerial victories for Fritz Tegtmeier

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Monday, June 23, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 SB-2   10:24  
Tuesday, June 24, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 SB-2   05:48  
Tuesday, June 24, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 SB-2   05:44  
Wednesday, August 13, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   15:42  
Wednesday, August 13, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   16:05  
Thursday, August 14, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   05:07  
Saturday, November 15, 1941 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-18   11:20  
Wednesday, June 10, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Pe-2   10:20  
Monday, June 22, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3   18:45  
Wednesday, July 22, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1   10:26  
Thursday, July 23, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3   08:06  
Saturday, August 1, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16:40 00 172
Wednesday, August 5, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15:10 20 542
Wednesday, August 5, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15:13 20 593
Friday, August 7, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 400m 13:30 20 731
Tuesday, August 11, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 14:25 28 311
Thursday, August 20, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 06:20 47 662
Tuesday, August 25, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 14:20 56 573
Wednesday, August 26, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 R-5 10m 13:30 47 864
Saturday, September 5, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 2200m 12:40 10 161
Saturday, September 5, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 12:45 10 154
Friday, September 11, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 I-16 Rata 10m 16:35 00 223
Wednesday, December 30, 1942 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 12:15 01 852
Thursday, January 7, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 11:30 01 792
Tuesday, January 12, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 400m 09:35 00 251
Tuesday, January 12, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14:22 10 184
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14:32 00 284
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14:39 00 294
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 09:02 10 151
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 1500m 09:05 10 193
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 09:10 00 292
Saturday, January 16, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09:35 10 142
Saturday, January 16, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 20m 09:43 10311
Friday, January 22, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 08:48 10 212
Saturday, January 23, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 13:05 10 191
Saturday, January 23, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:38 00 411
Sunday, January 24, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 5000m 13:35 10 142
Wednesday, February 10, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 11:15 10 142
Wednesday, February 17, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Yak-1 100m 12:05 00 281
Sunday, February 21, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-5 4200m 13:00 00 412
Sunday, February 21, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 10:49 00 442
Tuesday, February 23, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 07:05 00 412
Tuesday, February 23, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 07:10 00 283
Saturday, April 3, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 800m 12:45 00 421
Saturday, April 10, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 300m 11:50 80 242
Tuesday, April 13, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 17:57 00 163
Saturday, May 1, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 19:05 00 463
Saturday, May 1, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 19:07 00 293
Monday, May 3, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-5 20m 17:45 90 252
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11:51 26 231
Tuesday, September 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 16:30 25 663
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 08:50 26 732
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14:10 25 492
Wednesday, September 15, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 14:15 35 531
Friday, September 17, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 11:00 35 521
Wednesday, September 22, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 17:38 12 742
Wednesday, September 22, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 17:40 12 721
Sunday, September 26, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 12:20 25 532
Tuesday, October 5, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 13:20 02 682
Tuesday, October 5, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13:21 02 682
Saturday, October 9, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4500m 07:20 07 772
Thursday, October 14, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08:15 15 512
Wednesday, October 20, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 11:35 06 312
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10:45 02 232
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10:50 02 233
Friday, October 22, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 200m 08:20 (15 332) 15 332
Friday, October 22, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3000m 10:40 05 282
Wednesday, October 27, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 09:15 15 342
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 2500m 12:45 03 823
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 2500m 12:47 03 824
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 A-20 Boston III 2500m 12:50 03 864
Thursday, October 28, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 12:53 03 893
Saturday, November 6, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 09:50 06 154
Saturday, November 6, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 4500m 09:55 06 163
Wednesday, December 8, 1943 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14:00 06 384
Thursday, February 3, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14:15 06 713
Thursday, February 3, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14:17 06 722
Monday, February 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3800m 07:37 06 781
Monday, February 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 10:31 06 464
Monday, February 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 10:27 06 464
Monday, February 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5200m 11:05 07 793
Monday, February 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 5200m 11:07 05 112
Saturday, February 12, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1000m 14:30 06 854
Wednesday, February 16, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 11:10 75 842
Thursday, February 24, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 11:00 40 822
Friday, February 25, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 11:10 70 684
Monday, March 6, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 07:55 80 742
Monday, March 6, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 08:05 80 571
Tuesday, March 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1500m 12:36 70 812
Wednesday, March 8, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 16:10 70 324
Wednesday, March 8, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 16:23 70 321
Wednesday, March 8, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 15:46 70 343
Thursday, March 9, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3500m 09:08 80 573
Thursday, March 23, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 15:35 78 262
Saturday, April 1, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 10:12 88 443
Sunday, April 2, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 15:25 70 321
Tuesday, April 4, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4500m 08:10 60 451
Saturday, May 20, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-1 100m 12:31 70 481
Friday, May 26, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5   18:50 70 431
Friday, July 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 17:58 00 73
Sunday, July 16, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 08:35 00 59
Sunday, July 16, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1700m 08:21 50 315
Friday, July 21, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 09:20 NM-43
Friday, July 21, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 800m 09:25 NM-57
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 2000m 15:55 OT-39
Saturday, July 22, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 19:15 NO-33 (Daugavpils)
Thursday, July 27, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 15:55 KH-46 (Mitau)
Friday, July 28, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 15:15 OL-13
Tuesday, August 1, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 4000m 12:17 KH-82
Sunday, August 6, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 18:39 MK-13
Monday, August 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 13:43 MK-73
Monday, August 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 1200m 18:20 KN-77 (NE Kreutsburg)
Monday, August 7, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 500m 18:24 KN-79 (NE Kreutsburg)
Wednesday, August 16, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 3000m 10:45 LK-89
Friday, August 25, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 09:23 KG-45
Sunday, August 27, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 15:10 HN
Sunday, August 27, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 15:05 HN
Tuesday, August 29, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 1./JG54 La-5 2500m 18:30 LG-13
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 10:00 57 277
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12:00 47 512
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 12:03 47 519
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 12:04 47 518
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 12:10 47 513
Thursday, September 14, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 16:40 47 147
Friday, September 15, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09:33 57 221
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 200m 12:40 47 359
Sunday, September 17, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 5000m 13:22 47 411
Wednesday, September 20, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 11:13 47 345
Tuesday, October 10, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 09:07 47 123
Thursday, October 12, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 12:25 47 156
Thursday, October 12, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 16:05 48 779
Thursday, October 12, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 16:07 48 786
Sunday, October 29, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 14:56 27 621
Monday, October 30, 1944 Fritz Tegtmeier 3./JG54 P-2 3000m 11:35 17 482

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Heinz 'Piepl' Wernicke

Units:I./JG-54, 6./JG-54 (3/43), Stfkpt 5./JG-54 (6/44), Stafkpt 1./JG-54 (9/44)

Awards:RK(9/30/44), DK-G(6/5/44), EP(4/24/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109G-6 in Staffel, and an Fw 190A-8 'White 1' as Stfkpt 1/JG-54

Remarks:Killed 27 December, 1944 in a mid-air collision with his wingman, Uffz. Wollien, over Schrunden (Winniza/Wunterkunft) near Doblen (Kurland) when accidentally rammed during aerial combat. According to the Klein Report, he was poisoned by CO2 gases on 22 February, 1944 while in 6 Staffel. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-4 on 20 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 18 June, 1943. A Yak-9 SE of Glebovka on 20 October, 1943. Two Pe-2's and three Il-2's on 5 November, 1943. Three Il-2's on 28 November, 1943. Three Il-2's on 29 November, 1943. Two LaGG-5's on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 9 January, 1944. Three Il-2's on 15 January, 1944. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 4 February, 1944. Another of his many multiples, a LaGG-5, an Il-2 and five U-2's on 16 February, 1944. Two Pe-2's and an La-5 on 23 July, 1944. An Il-2 and three Pe-2's on 26 July, 1944. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 117 aerial victories for Heinz Wernicke

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Mar-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 11.47 18 382
19-Mar-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 13.30 00 421
20-Mar-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-4 6500m 07.30 20 363
27-May-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 16.43 00 274
27-May-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4800m 19.53 20 111
01-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 4300m 04.57 20 163
08-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 5200m 15.59 20 152
17-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 09.23 10 252
18-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 4100m 05 19 20 213
24-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 800m 07.07 21 793
20-Oct-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.10 SE Glebovka
21-Oct-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 09.43 10 161
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 800m 11.53 01 682
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 800m 11.59 01 684
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 14.25 01 564
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.28 01 674
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.34 01 642
22-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 300m 09.00 91 591
28-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.33 91 591
28-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.45 91 613
28-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 10.48 91 614
29-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.30 91 534
29-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.32 91 614
29-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.33 91 621
12-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 300m 13.34 00 171
14-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   14.15 00 154
15-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1200m 12.40 01 784
15-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 12.45 01 761
09-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 10.15 80161
13-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-7 1100m 15.28 80 682
14-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.30 80 682
14-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.32 80 654
15-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 12.20 90 583
15-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 12.24 90 572
15-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 12.15 90 711
22-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 11.56 89694
24-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 3500m 14.02 90 523
24-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.56 80 664
04-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 07.17 09 112
04-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 07.20 00 771
09-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 800m 06.32 09 211
09-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 R-5 10m 12.25 00 762
12-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 500m 15.25 10 552
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 30m 07.12 00 693
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 10m 07.18 10 573
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 10m 07.13 00 694
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 25m 07.11 00 693
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 14.56 00 691
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 200m 11.26 00 562
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 20m 07.15 10 573
21-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG   11.10 90 562
17-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 300m 17.55 01 384
18-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1600m 08.28 91 369L
19-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 30m 18.45 91 533
21-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 09.20 81 575
23-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 12.22 81 426
26-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 400m 18.15 4km ostw Vupuri
26-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 800m 13.42 3km S Vupuri
26-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 50m 13.47  
28-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 09.25 91 315
28-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 20.45 81 437
29-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 DB-3F 4500m 08.05 91 265
30-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Douglas 5000m 09.23 81 413
30-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 4600m 20.44 81 297
02-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 06.51 91 175
04-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 100m 08.25 81 467
06-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 15.40 81 422
08-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 06.30 81 431
09-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 12.12 91 418
09-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 1900m 21.03 91 199
14-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 3700m 10.32 91 415
14-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 3700m 10.32 91 415
22-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 17.52 88 597
23-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 4./JG54 Pe-2 5200m 15.19 78 265
23-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 4./JG54 Pe-2 1700m 15.21 88 323
23-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 4./JG54 La-5 2000m 08.28 88 157
24-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 16.03 70 693
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 16.36 70 695
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.02 60 826
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.03 60 863
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.05 70 841
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1700m 11.23 78 648
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.30 78 562
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 18.45 78 523
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 19.02 78 481
02-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1000m 13.00 70 481
02-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 2500m 13.05 70 462
03-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 15.31 89 582
03-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 15.24 89 576
20-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 200m 13.59 26 252
20-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 16.09 36 119
26-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2200m 15.21 KF-56
26-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 15.22 KG-75
26-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 1700m 15.24 KG-83
03-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2   10.18  
06-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 07.35 37 366
06-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 500m 07.45 37 626
14-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.52 57 215
14-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 14.53 57 219
14-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5300m 16.50 47 139
15-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 3300m 18.20 47 378
15-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 13.35 37 433
16-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 12.44 47 517
16-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 30m 09.18 37 496
17-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3300m 16.24 37 354
17-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 16.26 37 382
19-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 1800m 15.57 37 353
19-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 15.59 37 381
20-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 14.09 47 382
20-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.10 47 386
27-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 500m 15.30 57 146
28-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 13.57 48 823
01-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 2200m 16.09 48 725
07-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 15.56 48 882
07-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 15.57 58 757
09-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 400m 09.56 47 191
12-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 7000m 10.55 48 782

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Helmut Brandt

Units:2./JG-54 (S.U.)

Awards:Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-4 WNr (14)2310 'Black 2' (captured 1/16/43)

Remarks:POW 16 January, 1943 after being shot down by Capt Sergei G. Litavrin, 158th IAD, southeast of Schlüsseburg. He made a forced landing near Lake Ladoga. This was the first serviceable Fw 190 captured by the Soviets.

No known aerial victories for Helmut Brandt

Knights Cross

Hans Dortenmann

Hans Dortenmann was born on 11 December 1921 at Weingarten in the Wurttemberg region. He was serving in the army as an infantryman in April 1941 but transferred to the Luftwaffe and underwent flying training. Dortenmann was posted to JG54 on the Eastern front on completion of his flying training. Leutnant Dortenmann was assigned to 2./JG54. He gained his first victory on 6 February 1944, when he rammed a Russian La-5 fighter. Dortenmann's Fw 190 A-6 "Black 7" sustained damage to its left wing but he managed to fly back to Orscha-South airfield where he successfully belly-landed. He flew this day as wingmann to Ulrich Wohnert (86 victories, RK) who would confirm Dortenmann's first victory. On 10 June, 2./JG54 was withdrawn from the Eastern front and relocated to Western front to join III./JG54. Dortenmann had accumulated 14 (15) victories in the time he had operated over the Eastern front. On 20 June 1944, Dortenmann was appointed Staffelkapitan of 2./JG54, which on 10 August became 12./JG54.

Dortenmann was shot down near Paris on 26 June in Fw 190 A-8 "Red 1" but managed to bale out. Over the Invasion front, Dortenmann claimed six Allied fighters shot down. In mid-August, III./JG54 was withdrawn to Germany to refit. In late September the Gruppe received its first Fw 190 D-9 fighters, becoming operational on 12 October when after only a few weeks of training, at the request of Major Walter Nowotny (258 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 8 November 1944), 9./JG54 under Oberleutnant Wilhelm Heilmann (34 victories) went to Hesepe and 12./JG54 under Leutnant Dortenmann went to Achmer to fly airfield protection for the Me 262 jet fighters of Kommando Nowotny, remaining there until 25 December. On 25 December, III./JG54 was placed under the operation control of Major Karl Borris (43 victories, RK) of I./JG26 for Operation Bodenplatte. On 29 December, Dortenmann shot down a RAF Spitfire in the Munster area on a day that III./JG54 lost its Gruppenkommandeur Hauptmann Robert Weiss (121 victories, RK-EL) in addition to 12 other pilots in combat with Spitfires and Typhoons. Dortenmann was named acting Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54 on 30 December and remained in this role until 11 February 1945.

On 1 January 1945, Dortenmann led III./JG54 on Operation Bodenplatte against Brussels-Grimbergen airfield, from which 12 of its 17 pilots that flew the mission failed to return. 12./JG54 was disbanded on 19 February 1945 with its pilots being distributed throughout the rest of III./JG54 and Dortenmann taking command of 11./JG54. On 25 February, III./JG54 was absorbed into JG26 with Dortenmann's 11./JG54 becoming 14./JG26. On 29 March 1945, Oberleutnant Dortenmann was appointed Staffelkapitan of 3./JG26. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 20 April for 35 victories. During this period he flew 28 ground-attack missions claiming a transport glider, two aircraft, one tank car, seven trucks, three armoured infantry vehicles and an anti-aircraft position destroyed. Dortenmann flew his last combat mission of the war on 27 April and shot down a Russian Yak-3 over Berlin. Hans Dortenmann survived the war but died on 1 April 1973.

In 150 combat missions, Hans Dortenmann was credited with 38 victories. He gained 16 victories over the Eastern front and 22 over the Western front, including one four-engine bomber and six Mustangs. He recorded 18 victories with Fw 190 D-9 (W.Nr. 210 003) making him the most successful fighter pilot with this type.

Asisbiz list of aerial victories for Hans Dortenmann

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location Comments
1. 6.2.1944 15:28 La-5 2./JG 54 06 444 at 200m  
2. 25.2.1944 13:38 La-5 2./JG 54 80 573 at 3.500m  
3. 26.2.1944 12:25 Il-2 2./JG 54 60 732: at 500m  
4. 26.2.1944 15:52 Il-2 2./JG 54 18km E Wesenberg: at 20m  
5. 8.3.1944 16:33 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 60 462: at 1.200m  
6. 8.3.1944 16:33 Il-2 2./JG 54 60 453: at 800m  
7. 26.3.1944 12:25 Il-2 2./JG 54 10 732: at 500m  
8. 29.3.1944 16:57 La-5 2./JG 54 70 711: at 3.000m  
9. 29.3.1944 16:58 La-5 2./JG 54 70 71: at 2.500m  
10. 30.3.1944 15:40 Yak-9 2./JG 54 60 452: at 2.000m  
11. 2.4.1944 11:48 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 60 452: at 1.500m  
12. 4.4.1944 8:19 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 60 634: at 1.500m  
13. 4.4.1944 9:44 La-5 2./JG 54 60 613: at 500m  
14. 6.4.1944 10:39 LaGG-3 2./JG 54 70 833: at 4.000m  
?. 8.4.1944 10:02 Yak-9 2./JG 54 88 841: at 2.000m  
15. 22.6.1944 21:20 P-47 2./JG 54 TC- 6 Rouen  
16. 24.6.1944 7:15 P-51 2./JG 54 UC- 8 Evreux  
17. 4.7.1944 19:52 Spitfire 2./JG 54 TS- 9 Isigny  
18. 18.7.1944 9:30 P-38 2./JG 54 AC- 6 Dreux  
19. 25.7.1944 20:12 Spitfire 2./JG 54 AB- 3 L'Aigle  
20. 26.7.1944 14:53 P-38 2./JG 54 BB- 5 Mortagne-au-Perche E Alencon  
21. 2.11.1944 12:30 B-17 12./JG 54 GS DQ 1, Engelbertswald, SW of Lingen B-17 (43-37531) of 447 BG, USAAF
22. 6.11.1944 11:04 P-51 12./JG 54 GS GR 1, Epe, 3 km NW Bramsche P-51 (44-14229) of 334 FG, USAAF flown by 1st Lt Walsh, baled out, POW
23. 7.11.1944 15:30 P-47 12./JG 54 GS JQ 1, W of Munster Tempest V of 274 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt Coles, killed
24. 29.12.1944 12:50 Spitfire 12./JG 54 GS JQ, Munster-Handorf area  
25. 13.2.1945 16:56 P-47 12./JG 54 GS QQ 3, Nastatten area S of Nassau P-47 of 22 FS 36 FG, USAAF
26. 13.2.1945 17:00 P-47 12./JG 54 GS PR ?, Weinahr 5 km E of Nassau P-47 (42-74657) of 22 FS 36 FG, USAAF flown by David I Swope, baled out wounded, POW
27. 21.2.1945 17:30 Mustang 11./JG 54 Rheine Mustang of 315 Sqn, RAF
28. 22.2.1945 14:00 P-51 11./JG 54 Farwick NW if Quakenbruck P-51 (44-14747) "Rough Rider" of 383 FS 364 FG, USAAF flown by 1/Lt Ross, baled out wounded, POW
29. 19.3.1945 13:36 P-51 14./JG 26 Rheine-Lingen P-51 of 78 FG, USAAF
30. 19.3.1945 13:37 P-51 14./JG 26 Rheine-Lingen P-51 (44-72407) of 78 FG, USAAF flown by Maj H Downing, baled out, POW
31. 28.3.1945 11:34 Tempest 14./JG 26 5km SW Munster Tempest of 56 Sqn, RAF
32. 31.3.1945 14:46 Auster 3./JG 26 Ludwighausen  
33. 12.4.1945 12:53 Tempest 3./JG 26 15km N Uelsen Tempest of 33 Sqn, RAF
34. 12.4.1945 12:54 Tempest 3./JG 26 15km N Uelsen Tempest of 33 Sqn, RAF
35. 17.4.1945 11:34 Tempest 3./JG 26 SW Lubeck Tempest of 80 Sqn, RAF
36. 21.4.1945 15:19 Spitfire 3./JG 26 Buchholz  
37. 26.4.1945 19:16 Yak-9 2./JG 26 SE Prenzlau  
38. 27.4.1945 18:25 Yak-3 2./JG 26 NE Neuruppin-Berlin  

Victories : 38
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (1944)
Ritterkreuz (20 April 1945)
Units : JG54, JG26
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Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Hans Dortenmann

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
06-Feb-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 LaGG-5 200m 15.28 06 444
25-Feb-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 La-5 3500m 13.38 80 573
26-Feb-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 15.52 18km E Wesenberg
26-Feb-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 12.25 60 732
08-Mar-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 16.33 60 462
08-Mar-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 16.33 60 453
26-Mar-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 12.25 10 732
29-Mar-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 La-5 3000m 16.57 70 711
29-Mar-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 La-5 2500m 16.58 70 71 Mitte
30-Mar-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 15.40 60 452
02-Apr-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 11.48 60 452
04-Apr-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08.19 60 634
04-Apr-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 La-5 500m 09.44 60 613
06-Apr-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 LaGG-3 4000m 10.39 70 833
08-Apr-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 10.02 88 841
22-Jun-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 5m 21.20 TC-6 (Lyons-le-Foret/Rouen)
24-Jun-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1800m 07.15 UC 8 (Evreux)
04-Jul-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Spitfire 2000m 19.52 15 West S/TS-9 (N St Lo)
18-Jul-44 Hans Dortenmann 9./JG54 Spitfire   09.30 AC-6 (Ivry-la-Bataille)
25-Jul-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 Spitfire 2000m 20.12 AB-3 (Conches)
26-Jul-44 Hans Dortenmann 2./JG54 P-38 Lightning 3000m 14.53 04 Ost N/BB-5 (Ste Anne)
02-Nov-44 Hans Dortenmann 12./JG54 B-17 Fortress 5000m 12.30 FQ-1
06-Nov-44 Hans Dortenmann 12./JG54 P-51 Mustang 200m 11.08 GR-1 (N Bramsche)
07-Nov-44 Hans Dortenmann 12./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 1800m 15.30 JQ-1 (Munster/Handorf)
13-Feb-45 Hans Dortenmann 12./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt   16.56 QQ 3 [Raum Nastatten S. Nassau]
13-Feb-45 Hans Dortenmann 12./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt   17.00 PR [Weinahr 5km E. Nassau]
21-Feb-45 Hans Dortenmann 11./JG54 P-51 Mustang   17.30 Raum Metelen SW Rheine
22-Feb-45 Hans Dortenmann 11./JG54 P-51 Mustang   14.00 Farwick NW Quakenbruck
19-Mar-45 Hans Dortenmann 14./JG26 P-51 Mustang   13.37 Rheine-Lingen
19-Mar-45 Hans Dortenmann 14./JG26 P-51 Mustang   13.36 Rheine-Lingen
28-Mar-45 Hans Dortenmann 14./JG26 Tempest   11.34 5km SW Munster
31-Mar-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Auster   14.46 JQ8 [Ludwighausen]
12-Apr-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Tempest   12.54 15km N. Uelsen
12-Apr-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Tempest   12.53 15km N. Uelsen
17-Apr-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Tempest   11.34 SW Lubeck
21-Apr-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Spitfire   15.19 Buchholz
26-Apr-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Jak-9   19.16 SE Prenzlau
27-Apr-45 Hans Dortenmann 3./JG26 Jak-3   18.25 NE Neuruppin-Berlin

Otto 'Bruno' Kittel

Otto 'Bruno' Kittel was born on 21 February 1917 at Kronsdorf (now in Czech: Krasov) in the Jagerndorf (Krnov) region of Sudetenland. He joined the Luftwaffe in January 1939 and commenced flying training in November. After completing his training in January 1941, Kittel was posted to JG54 based at Jever in northern Germany. Unteroffizier Kittel was assigned to 2./JG54. On 31 May, Kittel suffered technical difficulties in Bf-109 F-2 (W.Nr. 127 25) necessitating a bale out near Spikeroog. He escaped injury. Kittel opened his score on 24 June 1941, during the opening phases of the invasion of Russia, shooting down two Russian SB-2 twin-engine bombers. He recorded his 10th victory on 12 September 1941 and his 20th one year later on 23 September 1942. On 12 January 1943, Kittel claimed six enemy aircraft shot down to record his 22nd through 27th victories. He achieved his 30th victory on 24 January 1943. On 19 February, Feldwebel Kittel recorded his 39th victory, which was also JG54's 4,000th of the war. After achieving his 47th victory on 15 March 1943, Kittel made an emergency landing in his Fw 190 A-4 (W.Nr. 142 481), 60 kilometers in Russian territory. Bitterly cold and underclothed, Kittel crossed the frozen Lake Ilmen and, after three long days, finally reached German territory.

He received the award of the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold shortly afterwards. He returned to 2./JG54 at the end of May after a period of hospitalisation. Kittel recorded his 50th victory on 11 June. He often flew with Unteroffizier Ulrich Wernitz (101 victories, RK) as his wingman at this time. In July, Kittel claimed 25 victories, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 5 July (56-59), a further three on 7 July (60-62), four on 13 July (67-70), three on 16 July (71-73) and his 80th victory on 27 July. Kittel shot down seven Russian aircraft on 4 August (87-93). He reached 100 victories on 14 September. On 26 October, Oberfeldwebel Kittel received the Ritterkreuz for 123 victories. He claimed 18 victories in October, including his 110th on 12 October, four enemy aircraft shot down on 15 October (115-118) and his 120th victory on 19 October. By the end of 1943, Kittel had 127 victories to his credit. In January 1944, Kittel was transferred as an instructor to Erganzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost based at Biarritz in France.

He was promoted Leutnant during his tenure there. He served with the unit until March. Kittel returned to JG54 to take up the appointment of Staffelkapitan of 3. Staffel. He claimed 14 victories in March 1944, including his 130th victory on 7 March, three enemy aircraft shot down on 26 march (135-137) and his 140th victory on 30 March. On 8 April Kittel shot down five enemy aircraft (147-151). With his score at 152, Leutnant Kittel was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr. 449) on 11 April 1944. He claimed five enemy aircraft shot down on 28 June (159-163). Kittel recorded his 200th victory on 26 August. He claimed 34 victories in October, including five enemy aircraft shot down on 9 October (231-236), three on 10 October (237-238), four on 16 October (240-243), seven on 27 October (248-254), five Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft on 29 October (255-260) and three IL-2 Sturmoviks on 30 October (261-263). On 25 November, he was awarded the Schwertern (Nr. 113) for bravery in the face of the enemy and 239 victories. He also received promotion to the rank of Oberleutnant. On 14 (or 16?) February 1945, Otto Kittel took off to intercept a flight of Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft over Dzukste, Kurland. Witnesses say that Kittel dove into a formation of eight of the ground-attack aircraft. He damaged one but it did not go down, instead, disappearing back over the Russian lines, on fire and in serious trouble. Kittel's Fw 190 A-8 (W.Nr. 960 282) 'Black 1' was hit by return fire from the other Il-2s and burst into flames. The aircraft plummeted to earth, trailing a long sheet of flame and smoke, where it crashed. Otto Kittel had no chance to take to his parachute.

Otto Kittel flew 583 combat missions and recorded 267 victories, including at least 94 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, making him the fourth highest scoring ace of all time. Prior to his death, he had not been bested in aerial combat but had been shot down once by flak.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 24.6.1941 5:19 SB-2 2./JG54  
2 24.6.1941 5:42 SB-2 2./JG54  
3 30.6.1941   Il-2 2./JG54 Near Dunaberg
4 30.6.1941   Il-2 2./JG54 Near Dunaberg
5 6.7.1941 15:36 SB-3 2./JG54  
6 18.8.1941 6:00 I-18 2./JG54  
7 19.8.1941 14:36 DB-3 2./JG54  
8 24.8.1941 11:07 DB-3 2./JG54  
9 8.9.1941 16:50 I-153 2./JG54  
10 12.9.1941 6:00 I-153 2./JG54  
11 13.10.1941 14:18 I-18 2./JG54  
12 13.12.1941 12:45 DB-3 2./JG54  
13 27.2.1942 8:36 I-16 2./JG54  
14 20.3.1942 17:07 P-40 2./JG54  
15 20.3.1942 17:09 P-40 2./JG54  
16 14.5.1942 15:17 SB-2 2./JG54  
17 14.5.1942 15:18 SB-2 2./JG54  
18 23.8.1942 9:20 Il-2 2./JG54 47 871: at 20m
19 7.9.1942 11:46 Il-2 2./JG54 00 522: at 50m
20 23.9.1942 12:10 I-16 2./JG54 21 733: at 2.500m
21 22.10.1942 9:08 Il-2 2./JG54 2152: at 200m
22 12.1.1943 10:32 Yak-1 2./JG54 00 252 at 150m
23 12.1.1943 10:34 Il-2 2./JG54 00 231 at 200m
24 12.1.1943 10:44 U-2 2./JG54 10 163 at 50m
25 12.1.1943 10:56 Il-2 2./JG54 10 132 at 200m
26 12.1.1943 14:20 I-153 2./JG54 00 264 at 1.200m
27 12.1.1943 14:25 Il-2 2./JG54 10 192 at 200m
28 14.1.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 2./JG54 10 243 at 2.100m
29 16.1.1943 10:30 Il-2 2./JG54 00 264: at 50m
30 24.1.1943 9:46 LaGG-5 2./JG54 10 161: at 1.400m
31 26.1.1943 13:45 Il-2 2./JG54 00 264: at 100m
32 11.2.1943 9:42 Il-2 2./JG54 00 424: at 50m
33 14.2.1943 13:20 Il-2 2./JG54 10 531: at 500m
34 14.2.1943 13:35 Il-2 2./JG54 10 612: at 300m
35 15.2.1943 8:28 Il-2 2./JG54 00 462: at 500m
36 19.2.1943 13:06 LaGG-3 2./JG54 10 421: at 4.200m
37 19.2.1943 15:17 LaGG-5 2./JG54 10 612: at 200m
38 19.2.1943 15:19 I-180 2./JG54 10 472: at 200m
39 19.2.1943 15:22 Pe-2 2./JG54 10 422: at 100m / JG54's 4 000th victory
40 21.2.1943 7:40 I-16 2./JG54 00 293: at 2.000m
41 7.3.1943 7:55 LaGG-3 2./JG54 18 221: at 2.800m
42 7.3.1943 8:05 LaGG-3 2./JG54 19 663: at 2.000m
43 10.3.1943 14:27 LaGG-3 2./JG54 19 891: at 1.500m
44 10.3.1943 14:32 MiG-3 2./JG54 19 822: at 500m
45 14.3.1943 14:58 LaGG-3 2./JG54 18 211: at 3.500m
46 14.3.1943 15:02 LaGG-3 2./JG54 19 891: at 2.500m
47 15.3.1943 9:35 MiG-3 2./JG54 19 892: at 2.000m
48 1.4.1943 11:03 Il-2 2./JG54 10 873: at 100m
49 1.4.1943 17:34 Il-2 2./JG54 10 364: at 400m
50 11.6.1943 18:07 LaGG-5 2./JG54 00 162: at 5.600m
51 18.6.1943 17:11 P-40 2./JG54 20 152: at 3.000m
52 22.6.1943 2:19 Il-2 2./JG54 00 514: at 1.500m
53 22.6.1943 2:21 Il-2 2./JG54 00 382: at 2.000m
54 24.6.1943 6:47 P-40 2./JG54 10 252: at 600m
55 24.6.1943 6:49 P-40 2./JG54 10 234: at 200m
56 5.7.1943 4:20 LaGG-5 2./JG54 63 684 at 2.500m
57 5.7.1943 12:20 LaGG-3 2./JG54 63 714 at 1.200m
58 5.7.1943 12:40 Il-2 2./JG54 63 744 at 1.000m
59 5.7.1943 12:41 Il-2 2./JG54 63 783 at 1.000m
60 7.7.1943 5:16 P-40 2./JG54 63 674: at 500m
61 7.7.1943 11:08 P-39 2./JG54 53 834: at 700m
62 7.7.1943 11:10 P-40 2./JG54 63 743: at 800m
63 9.7.1943 11:59 Il-2 2./JG54 63 594: at 250m
64 9.7.1943 12:13 Il-2 2./JG54 63 533: at 400m
65 10.7.1943 7:35 LaGG-3 2./JG54 63 718: at 1.500m
66 10.7.1943 13:50 LaGG-3 2./JG54 63 521: at 200m
67 13.7.1943 10:41 Il-2 2./JG54 63 283: at 500m
68 13.7.1943 10:44 Il-2 2./JG54 63 259: at 150m
69 13.7.1943 10:45 Il-2 2./JG54 63 256: at 150m
70 13.7.1943 13:41 Il-2 2./JG54 63 251: at 700m
71 16.7.1943 8:04 La-5 2./JG54 54 483
72 16.7.1943 9:41 La-5 2./JG54 54 357: at 2.000m
73 16.7.1943 9:42 La-5 2./JG54 54 327: at 800m
74 17.7.1943 6:32 La-5 2./JG54 54 478: at 1.500m
75 17.7.1943 13:16 Yak-9 2./JG54 54 684: at 1.500m
76 20.7.1943 12:38 LaGG-3 2./JG54 64 878: at 1.200m
77 20.7.1943 12:56 Yak-9 2./JG54 64 873: at 2.500m
78 27.7.1943 12:39 Il-2 2./JG54 44 634: at 700m
79 28.7.1943 8:53 Il-2 2./JG54 54 591
80 28.7.1943 8:54 Il-2 2./JG54 54 563
81 1.8.1943 14:18 Yak-9 2./JG54 54 621 at 1.200m
82 2.8.1943 4:23 LaGG-3 2./JG54 54 793 at 200m
83 2.8.1943 14:39 La-5 2./JG54 53 621 at 1.900m
84 2.8.1943 14:41 LaGG-3 2./JG54 53 652 at 1.600m
85 3.8.1943 8:47 P-39 2./JG54 53 473 at 2.800m
86 3.8.1943 15:03 La-5 2./JG54 54 814 at 800m
87 4.8.1943 11:44 LaGG-3 2./JG54 44 463 at 150m
88 4.8.1943 11:54 Il-2 2./JG54 54 572 at 600m
89 4.8.1943 15:13 Il-2 2./JG54 54 841 at 600m
90 4.8.1943 15:26 Il-2 2./JG54 44 832 at 200m
91 4.8.1943 18:19 LaGG-3 2./JG54 44 861 at 100m
92 4.8.1943 18:20 LaGG-3 2./JG54 44 833 at 600m
93 4.8.1943 18:21 La-5 2./JG54 44 664 at 200m
94 5.8.1943 14:10 LaGG-3 2./JG54 54 712 at 200m
95 7.9.1943 8:14 LaGG-3 2./JG54 26 683: at 1.800m
96 7.9.1943 10:58 Yak-9 2./JG54 26 213: at 500m
97 10.9.1943 15:08 P-40 2./JG54 26 473: at 2.500m
98 11.9.1943 11:01 LaGG-3 2./JG54 44 124: at 3.000m
99 12.9.1943 9:27 LaGG-3 2./JG54 45 871: at 700m
100 14.9.1943 16:12 Yak-9 2./JG54 26 642: at 1.800m
101 14.9.1943 16:38 La-5 2./JG54 25 654: at 1.000m
102 14.9.1943 16:40 LaGG-3 2./JG54 35 573
103 15.9.1943 13:38 Pe-2 2./JG54 35 341: at 1.200m
104 15.9.1943 13:40 Pe-2 2./JG54 35 311: at 2.000m
105 30.9.1943 14:04 Il-2 2./JG54 16 873: at 1.200m
106 5.10.1943 8:09 Yak-9 2./JG54 02 734: at 2.500m
107 5.10.1943 12:09 LaGG-3 2./JG54 02 673: at 200m
108 11.10.1943 14:41 LaGG-3 2./JG54 06 242: at 1.000m
109 12.10.1943 11:13 LaGG-3 2./JG54 15 552: at 2.000m
110 12.10.1943 11:15 LaGG-3 2./JG54 15 553: at 1.200m
111 12.10.1943 14:44 LaGG-3 2./JG54 15 554: at 2.500m
112 13.10.1943 10:11 R-5 2./JG54 15 354 [NNE Krassnoye]
113 14.10.1943 8:05 LaGG-3 2./JG54 15 523: at 2.000m [NE Gorki]
114 14.10.1943 8:06 LaGG-3 2./JG54 15 551: at 1.500m [NE Gorki]
115 15.10.1943 7:37 LaGG-3 2./JG54 NW Usvyat'ye: 1.500m [06 243]
116 15.10.1943 7:38 LaGG-3 2./JG54 06 243: at 1.000m
117 15.10.1943 8:04 Il-2 2./JG54 06 814: at 400m
118 15.10.1943 14:15 LaGG-3 2./JG54 15 713: at 2.000m [S Gorki]
119 17.10.1943 12:44 LaGG-3 2./JG54 06 144: 1.500m [SSE Nevel]
120 19.10.1943 7:14 LaGG-3 2./JG54 06 214: 300m [NE Zennitza-See]
121 22.10.1943 8:14 LaGG-5 2./JG54 [15 351] 50km NE Orscha: 2.800m
122 23.10.1943 13:08 La-5 2./JG54 05 493: at 1.000m
123 28.10.1943 15:25 LaGG-3 2./JG54 SW Gomel: at 3.000m
124 5.11.1943 9:23 Il-2 2./JG54 NW Nevel: at 2.000m
125 5.11.1943 9:25 Il-2 2./JG54 SW Nevel: at 50km
126 5.11.1943 14:42 LaGG-3 2./JG54 NW Jzenniza-See: at 2.700m
127 6.11.1943 12:10 Il-2 2./JG54 SSE Nevel: at 200m
128 6.3.1944 9:41 La-5 3./JG54 7085: at 300m
129 7.3.1944 11:29 Il-2 3./JG54 70 454
130 7.3.1944 11:45 Yak-9 3./JG54 70 413 at 1.500m
131 8.3.1944 12:33 La-5 3./JG54 70 874: at 2.500m
132 8.3.1944 12:35 La-5 3./JG54 89 144: at 1.200m
133 19.3.1944 16:27 Yak-9 3./JG54 79 332: at 3.200m
134 19.3.1944 16:28 Il-2 3./JG54 79 331: at 2.800m
135 26.3.1944 11:06 R-5 3./JG54 49 284
136 26.3.1944 11:07 R-5 3./JG54 79 291
137 26.3.1944 15:13 Yak-9 3./JG54 70 381: at 3.000m
138 28.3.1944 11:11 Yak-9 3./JG54 70 323: at 1.000m
139 30.3.1944 8:25 Pe-2 3./JG54 70 254: at 3.500m
140 30.3.1944 8:54 La-5 3./JG54 70 352: at 500m
141 30.3.1944 15:28 La-5 3./JG54 70 441: at 2.000m
142 1.4.1944 8:10 Yak-9 3./JG54 96 534: at 2.500m
143 2.4.1944 8:43 La-5 3./JG54 70 393: at 500m
144 2.4.1944 9:06 La-5 3./JG54 70 393: at 500m
145 2.4.1944 15:20 Pe-2 3./JG54 60 552: at 200m
146 2.4.1944 15:22 Pe-2 3./JG54 60 434
147 4.4.1944 8:10 Il-2 3./JG54 60 332: at 1.500m
148 4.4.1944 8:11 Il-2 3./JG54 60 333: at 1.500m
149 4.4.1944 8:14 LaGG-3 3./JG54 70 342: at 400m
150 4.4.1944 8:18 LaGG-3 3./JG54 70 343: at 400m
151 4.4.1944 8:30 La-5 3./JG54 70 537
152 24.4.1944 17:17 Yak-9 3./JG54 70 434: at 2.500m
153 24.4.1944 17:29 La-5 3./JG54 70 274: at 1.500m
154 26.5.1944 19:07 La-5 3./JG54 80 321: at 3.500m
155 30.5.1944 10:17 Pe-2 3./JG54 60 65
156 30.5.1944 21:03 La-5 3./JG54 70 491: at 1.500m
157 2.6.1944 10:21 LaGG-3 3./JG54 80 714: at 2.500m
158 5.6.1944 20:33 Yak-9 3./JG54 70 252: at 2.000m
159 28.6.1944 10:18 Il-2 3./JG54 QT-14: at 1.500m
160 28.6.1944 10:20 P-39 3./JG54 PT-2.3: at 1.500m
161 28.6.1944 10:22 Il-2 3./JG54 OT-8.1: at 1.300m
162 28.6.1944 10:29 P-39 3./JG54 PT-1.2: at 1.200m
163 28.6.1944 14:22 Il-2 3./JG54 PT-9.8: at 1.700m
164 29.6.1944 13:23 P-39 3./JG54 OS-8.1: at 200m
165 30.6.1944 11:33 P-39 3./JG54 OT-7.7: at 500m
166 30.6.1944 18:48 Yak-9 3./JG54 PS-8.1: at 1.800m
167 30.6.1944 19:26 Il-2 3./JG54 PS-2.8: at 20m
168 30.6.1944 19:49 Il-2 3./JG54 PS-5.9: at 50m
169 1.7.1944 7:16 P-39 3./JG54 OS-2.7: at 50m [N Polotsk]
170 2.7.1944 17:20 P-39 3./JG54 OS-9.6: at 200m [Polotsk]
171 3.7.1944 11:43 P-39 3./JG54 OS-6.7: at 1.500m [Polotsk]
172 3.7.1944 11:45 Il-2 3./JG54 OS-6.1: at 800m [Polotsk]
173 4.7.1944 10:46 Il-2 3./JG54 OS-7.2: at 1.500m [Polotsk]
174 4.7.1944 15:46 P-39 3./JG54 PS-2.4: at 2.200m [S Polotsk]
175 10.7.1944 15:44 P-39 3./JG54 NM-2.9: at 1.200m [S Subat]
176 16.7.1944 7:17 P-39 3./JG54 43 495: at 3.000m
177 16.7.1944 9:00 Il-2 3./JG54 41 633: at 1.400m
178 18.7.1944 16:47 Yak-9 3./JG54 JR-6.7: 2.500m [S Ostrov]
179 18.7.1944 17:01 Yak-9 3./JG54 HR-8.3: 100m [SOstrov]
180 21.7.1944 9:20 Il-2 3./JG54 OL-2.5: at 100m [NW Utsyani]
181 21.7.1944 9:23 Yak-9 3./JG54 OL-5.9: at 800m [NW Utsyani]
182 21.7.1944 14:45 Yak-9 3./JG54 ON-1.4: at 100m
183 22.7.1944 15:54 Il-2 3./JG54 NN-3.4: at 800m [Daugavpils]
184 22.7.1944 15:55 Il-2 3./JG54 NN-6.4: at 800m [Daugavpils]
185 22.7.1944 15:57 Il-2 3./JG54 NN-9.5: at 1.200m [Daugavpils]
186 24.7.1944 15:43 Pe-2 3./JG54 NL-3.7: at 1.000m
187 24.7.1944 15:46 Pe-2 3./JG54 NL-8.1: at 1.000m
188 29.7.1944 13:23 Il-2 3./JG54 OL-3.4: 300m [Svedasai]
189 29.7.1944 13:27 Il-2 3./JG54 OL-6.2: 200m [Svedasai]
190 1.8.1944 15:15 Yak-9 3./JG54 KH-49: at 1.400m
191 1.8.1944 15:17 Yak-9 3./JG54 KH-82: at 1.700m
192 1.8.1944 19:47 Yak-9T 3./JG54 LH-15: at 2.200m
193 7.8.1944 19:00 Yak-9T 3./JG54 KN-8.1: at 2.000m [NE Kreutsburg]
194 15.8.1944 9:26 Yak-9 3./JG54 LF-5.2 at 1.200m / 3./JG54's 1000th victory
195 15.8.1944 17:39 Yak-9 3./JG54 LF-9.5 at 800m
196 15.8.1944 18:17 Il-2 3./JG54 47 556 at 4.000m
197 17.8.1944 8:39 Pe-2 3./JG54 LL-6.3: at 7.000m
198 25.8.1944 8:47 P-39 3./JG54 LH-5.6: at 1.500m
199 26.8.1944 10:09 Yak-9 3./JG54 KQ-9.7: at 1.800m
200 26.8.1944 13:54 La-5 3./JG54 LH-4.4: at 150m
201 27.8.1944 13:06 Il-2 3./JG54 LF-9.7: at 2.000m
202 28.8.1944 11:24 Yak-9 3./JG54 JM-5.8: at 3.000m
203 28.8.1944 11:26 Yak-9 3./JG54 JM-6.2: at 3.000m
204 28.8.1944 11:27 Yak-9 3./JG54 JM-3.7: at 1.800m
205 31.8.1944 17:46 Il-2 2./JG54 KG-3.2: at 700m [W Mitau]
206 31.8.1944 17:47 Il-2 2./JG54 KG-3.4: at 600m [W Mitau]
207 31.8.1944 17:49 Il-2 2./JG54 KG-6.3: at 500m [W Mitau]
208 14.9.1944 10:40 Yak-9 2./JG54 68 124: at 1.600m
209 14.9.1944 10:53 Yak-9 2./JG54 68 156: at 1.200m
210 14.9.1944 14:50 Il-2 2./JG54 57 251: at 500m
211 14.9.1944 14:51 Il-2 2./JG54 57 254: at 500m
212 14.9.1944 14:52 Il-2 2./JG54 57 258: at 300m
213 14.9.1944 14:54 Il-2 2./JG54 57 253: at 800m
214 15.9.1944 15:39 Il-2 2./JG54 47 377: at 400m
215 15.9.1944 15:40 Il-2 2./JG54 37 495: at 200m
216 16.9.1944 17:12 Il-2 2./JG54 47 518: at 200m
217 17.9.1944 8:39 Pe-2 2./JG54 47 383: at 2.500m
218 17.9.1944 8:40 P-39 2./JG54 47 389: at 1.800m
219 17.9.1944 8:41 Pe-2 2./JG54 47 522: at 1.500m
220 20.9.1944 11:10 Yak-9 2./JG54 47 324: at 1.500m
221 20.9.1944 11:12 Yak-9 2./JG54 47 327: at 600m
222 22.9.1944 10:15 La-5 2./JG54 47 323: at 3.200m
223 28.9.1944 11:30 Pe-2 2./JG54 47 264: at 1.800m
224 28.9.1944 11:30 Pe-2 2./JG54 47 291: at 1.800m
225 28.9.1944 11:37 Pe-2 2./JG54 57 181: at 1.800m
226 28.9.1944 11:38 Yak-9 2./JG54 57 184: at 1.200m
227 30.9.1944 11:35 Yak-9 2./JG54 57 174: at 1.200m
228 30.9.1944 11:36 Il-2 2./JG54 47 268: at 1.200m
229 30.9.1944 11:38 Il-2 2./JG54 57 154: at 150m
230 7.10.1944 15:10 Yak-9 2./JG54 48 697: at 1.200m
231 9.10.1944 8:55 Il-2 2./JG54 48 782: at 300m
232 9.10.1944 8:56 Il-2 2./JG54 48 765: at 200m
233 9.10.1944 8:58 Il-2 2./JG54 48 789: at 50m
234 9.10.1944 13:02 Il-2 2./JG54 47 241: at 800m
235 9.10.1944 13:04 Il-2 2./JG54 47 271: at 200m
236 10.10.1944 9:11 La-5 2./JG54 47 139: at 400m
237 10.10.1944 9:12 Il-2 2./JG54 47 131: at 100m
238 10.10.1944 9:12 Il-2 2./JG54 47 131: at 100m
239 14.10.1944 11:02 La-5 2./JG54 16 832: at 3.200m
240 16.10.1944 11:02 Il-2 2./JG54 37 345: at 200m
241 16.10.1944 11:04 La-5 2./JG54 37 329: at 1.200m
242 16.10.1944 14:26 Il-2 2./JG54 37 343: at 600m
243 16.10.1944 14:28 Il-2 2./JG54 37 388: at 200m
244 17.10.1944 13:17 La-5 2./JG54 37 554
245 18.10.1944 13:36 Il-2 2./JG54 27 582: at 700m
246 18.10.1944 13:37 Il-2 2./JG54 27 554: at 700m
247 22.10.1944 15:50 Yak-3 2./JG54 17 646: at 2.000m
248 27.10.1944 9:50 Yak-9 2./JG54 27 647: at 3.500m
249 27.10.1944 9:51 Yak-9 2./JG54 27 565: at 3.500m
250 27.10.1944 9:57 Il-2 2./JG54 17 625: at 3.000m
251 27.10.1944 11:48 Pe-2 2./JG54 17 485: at 2.500m
252 27.10.1944 11:50 Pe-2 2./JG54 27 543: at 1.000m
253 27.10.1944 13:24 Il-2 2./JG54 17 574
254 27.10.1944 13:32 Il-2 2./JG54 17 651: at 600m
255 29.10.1944 9:42 Il-2 2./JG54 17 488: at 10m
256 29.10.1944 9:45 Il-2 2./JG54 17 491: at 15m
257 29.10.1944 11:57 Il-2 2./JG54 17 624: at 500m
258 29.10.1944 12:09 Il-2 2./JG54 17 497: at 700m
259 29.10.1944 12:10 Il-2 2./JG54 17 623: at 600m
260 29.10.1944 12:11 Il-2 2./JG54 17 628: at 600m
261 30.10.1944 13:22 Il-2 2./JG54 27 541: at 1.000m
262 30.10.1944 13:52 Il-2 2./JG54 17 489: at 600m
263 30.10.1944 15:26 Il-2 2./JG54 17 622: at 900m
264 19.11.1944 11:40 La-5 2./JG54 29 754
265 1945   E/a 2./JG54  
266 1945   E/a 2./JG54  
267 14.2.1945   Il-2 2./JG54 Dzukste

Victories : 267
Awards : Ehrenpokal (21 December 1942)
Deustches Kreuz in Gold (26 February 1943)
Ritterkreuz (26 October 1943)
Eichenlaub (11 April 1944)
Schwertern (25 November 1944)
Units : JG54, Egr-JGr. Ost
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/kittel.html

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Otto Kittel

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
24-Jun-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 SB-2   05.42 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Jun-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 SB-2   05.19 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
06-Jul-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 SB-3   15.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
18-Aug-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-18   06.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
19-Aug-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 DB-3   14.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
24-Aug-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 DB-3   11.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
08-Sep-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-153   16.50 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
12-Sep-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-153   06.00 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Oct-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-18   14.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
13-Dec-41 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 DB-3   12.45 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
27-Feb-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-16 Rata   08.36 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Mar-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.07 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
20-Mar-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.09 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-May-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 SB-2   15.17 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
14-May-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 SB-2   15.18 Ostfront (Eastern Front)
23-Aug-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 09.20 47 871
07-Sep-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 11.46 00 522
23-Sep-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-16 Rata 2500m 12.10 21 733
22-Oct-42 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 09.08 2152
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-153 1200m 14.20 00 264
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14.25 10 192
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.56 10 132
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 U-2 50m 10.44 10 163
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.34 00 231
12-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-1 150m 10.32 00 252
14-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2100m 11.15 10 243
16-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 10.30 00 264
24-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-5 1400m 09.46 10 161
26-Jan-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.45 00 264
11-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 09.42 00 424
14-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13.35 10 612
14-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.20 10 531
15-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 08.28 00 462
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 4200m 13.06 10 421
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-5 200m 15.17 10 612
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-180 200m 15.19 10 472
19-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 100m 15.22 10 422
21-Feb-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 I-16 Rata 2000m 07.40 00 293
07-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.05 19 663
07-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2800m 07.55 18 221
10-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.27 19 891
10-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 MiG-3 500m 14.32 19 822
14-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3500m 14.58 18 211
14-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 15.02 19 891
15-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 MiG-3 2000m 09.35 19 892
15-Mar-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Dogfight   MiA-E Dogfight Kurland
01-Apr-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 17.34 10 364
01-Apr-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 11.03 10 873
11-Jun-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-5 5600m 18.07 00 162
18-Jun-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3000m 17.11 20 152
22-Jun-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 02.19 00 514
22-Jun-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 02.21 00 382
24-Jun-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 600m 06.47 10 252
24-Jun-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 200m 06.49 10 234
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 12.20 63 714
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 12.40 63 744
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 04.20 63 684
05-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 12.41 63 783
07-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 500m 05.16 63 674
07-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 700m 11.08 53 834
07-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 800m 11.10 63 743
09-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 11.59 63 594
09-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 12.13 63 533
10-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 13.50 63 521
10-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 07.35 63 718
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 10.41 63 283
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 10.44 63 259
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 10.45 63 256
13-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 13.41 63 251
16-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 2000m 09.41 54 357
16-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 Low Level 08.04 54 483
16-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 800m 09.42 54 327
17-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 1500m 06.32 54 478
17-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 13.16 54 684
20-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 12.56 64 873
20-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 12.38 64 878
27-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 12.39 44 634
28-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 08.53 54 591
28-Jul-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 08.54 54 563
01-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 14.18 54 621
02-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1600m 14.41 53 652
02-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 1900m 14.39 53 621
02-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 04.23 54 793
03-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 800m 15.03 54 814
03-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 08.47 53 473
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 18.19 44 861
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 18.20 44 833
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 15.26 44 832
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 15.13 54 841
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 11.54 54 572
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 150m 11.44 44 463
04-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 200m 18.21 44 664
05-Aug-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 14.10 54 712
07-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 08.14 26 683
07-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 500m 10.58 26 213
10-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 15.08 26 473
11-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11.01 44 124
12-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 09.27 45 871
14-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 16.40 35 573
14-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 1000m 16.38 25 654
14-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 16.12 26 642
15-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 13.38 35 341
15-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 13.40 35 311
30-Sep-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 14.04 16 873
05-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 08.09 02 734
05-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 12.09 02 673
11-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 14.41 06 242
12-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 14.44 15 554
12-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 11.13 15 552
12-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 11.15 15 553
13-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 R-5 Low Level 10.11 15 354 (NNE Krassnoye)
14-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.05 15 523 (NE Gorki)
14-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08.06 15 551 (NE Gorki)
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07.38 06 243
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 08.04 06 814
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.15 15 713 (S Gorki)
15-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 07.37 NW Usvyatye (06 243)
17-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 12.44 06 144 (ssE Nevel)
19-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 07.14 06 214 (NE Zennitza-See)
22-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-5 2800m 08.14 (15 351) 50km NE Orscha
23-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 1000m 13.08 05 493
28-Oct-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 15.25 SW Gomel
05-Nov-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 09.23 NW Nevel
05-Nov-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   09.25 SW Nevel 50km
05-Nov-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 LaGG-3 2700m 14.42 NW Jzenniza-See
06-Nov-43 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12.10 SSE Nevel
06-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 300m 09.41 7085
07-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 11.29 70 454
07-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 11.45 70 413
08-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 2500m 12.33 70 874
08-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 1200m 12.35 89 144
19-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2800m 16.28 79 331
19-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3200m 16.27 79 332
26-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 R-5 Low Level 11.06 49 284
26-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 R-5 Low Level 11.07 79 291
26-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 15.13 70 381
28-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 11.11 70 323
30-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 08.25 70 254
30-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 500m 08.54 70 352
30-Mar-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 2000m 15.28 70 441
01-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 08.10 96 534
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 500m 09.06 70 393
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 200m 15.20 60 552
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 500m 08.43 70 393
02-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2   15.22 60 434
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 08.14 70 342
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 08.11 60 333
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 08.18 70 343
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 Low Level 08.30 70 537
04-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 08.10 60 332
24-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 17.29 70 274
24-Apr-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 17.17 70 434
26-May-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 3500m 19.07 80 321
30-May-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2   10.17 60 65
30-May-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 1500m 21.03 70 491
02-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 10.21 80 714
05-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 20.33 70 252
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1700m 14.22 PT-98
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 10.20 PT-23
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1300m 10.22 OT-81
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 10.29 PT-12
28-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 10.18 QT-14
29-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 200m 13.23 OS-81
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 18.48 PS-81
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 19.26 PS-28
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 500m 11.33 OT-77
30-Jun-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 19.49 PS-59
01-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 50m 07.16 OS-27 (N Polotsk)
02-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 200m 17.20 OS-96 (Polotsk)
03-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 11.43 OS-67 (Polotsk)
03-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11.45 OS-61 (Polotsk)
04-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2200m 15.46 PS-24 (S Polotsk)
04-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 10.46 OS-72 (Polotsk)
10-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 15.44 NM-29 (S Subat)
16-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1400m 09.00 41 633
16-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3000m 07.17 43 495
18-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 100m 17.01 HR-83 (SOstrov)
18-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 16.47 JR-67 (S Ostrov)
21-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 100m 14.45 ON-14
21-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.20 OL-25 (NW Utsyani)
21-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 800m 09.23 OL-59 (NW Utsyani)
22-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 15.57 NN-95 (Daugavpils)
22-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 15.55 NN-64 (Daugavpils)
22-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 15.54 NN-34 (Daugavpils)
24-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 15.43 NL-37
24-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 15.46 NL-81
29-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 13.23 OL-34 (Svedasai)
29-Jul-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 13.27 OL-62 (Svedasai)
01-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1700m 15.17 KH-82
01-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9T 2200m 19.47 LH-15
01-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1400m 15.15 KH-49
07-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9T 2000m 19.00 KN-81 (NE Kreutsburg)
15-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 09.26 LF-52
15-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 800m 17.39 LF-95
15-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 4000m 18.17 47 556
17-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Pe-2 7000m 08.39 LL-63
25-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1500m 08.47 LH-56
26-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 10.09 KQ-97
26-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 La-5 150m 13.54 LH-44
27-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 13.06 LF-97
28-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.24 JM-58
28-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 11.26 JM-62
28-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 11.27 JM-37
31-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 17.49 KG-63 (W Mitau)
31-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 17.46 KG-32 (W Mitau)
31-Aug-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 17.47 KG-34 (W Mitau)
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.54 57 253
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 14.52 57 258
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.51 57 254
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.50 57 251
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 10.40 68 124
14-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 10.53 68 156
15-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 15.40 37 495
15-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 15.39 47 377
16-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 17.12 47 518
17-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 08.40 47 389
17-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 08.41 47 522
17-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 08.39 47 383
20-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 11.10 47 324
20-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 600m 11.12 47 327
22-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 3200m 10.15 47 323
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 11.30 47 264
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 11.38 57 184
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 11.30 47 291
28-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 11.37 57 181
30-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 11.35 57 174
30-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 11.36 47 268
30-Sep-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 11.38 57 154
07-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 15.10 48 697
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 08.56 48 765
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 13.04 47 271
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 08.55 48 782
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 13.02 47 241
09-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 08.58 48 789
10-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 400m 09.11 47 139
10-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.12 47 131
10-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.12 47 131
14-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 3200m 11.02 16 832
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 1200m 11.04 37 329
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.26 37 343
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11.02 37 345
16-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14.28 37 388
17-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 Low Level 13.17 37 554
18-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 13.36 27 582
18-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 13.37 27 554
22-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-3 2000m 15.50 17 646
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 09.50 27 647
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 11.50 27 543
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.24 17 574
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 13.32 17 651
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 11.48 17 485
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 09.51 27 565
27-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 3000m 09.57 17 625
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 09.42 17 488
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 15m 09.45 17 491
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 11.57 17 624
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 12.09 17 497
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 12.10 17 623
29-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 12.11 17 628
30-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 13.22 27 541
30-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 13.52 17 489
30-Oct-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 900m 15.26 17 622
19-Nov-44 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 La-5 Low Level 11.40 29 754
14-Feb-45 Otto Kittel 2./JG54 Il-2     Dzukste

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Franz Eisenach

Units:II./ZG-76('40), 1(Erg)./JG-51, IV./JG-1(4/42), 9./JG-54(10/42), Stfkpt 3./JG-54, Kdr I./JG-54(Kurland)

Awards:RK(10/10/44), DK-G(1/16/44), EP(8/31/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109G-2's; 'Yellow 1,4,5,6,& 9' in 9/JG-54, Bf 109G-4 WNr 16099 'Yel 11' in 9/JG-54, Fw 190A 'Yellow 6', Fw 190A-6 WNr 530391'Yellow 3' (lost 12/18/43)

Remarks:Took six months to recuperate from serious wounds of 18 December, 1943, flying Werk# 530391 shot down by Flak in Map Quad 96492. 319 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 8 November, 1942. An Il-2 in the Navierow area on 9 December, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. Two Il-2's on 24 May, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-3 on 17 June, 1943. Two La-5's and a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1943. Five Soviet victories on 30 July, 1944. Scored nine victories in one day, 14, September, 1944. Nos. 118 to 120, two Il-2's and a Yak-9 on 6 January, 1945. Nos. 122 & 123, both Il-2's on 23 February, 1945. Nos. 124 to 126, two Il-2's and a Yak-3 on 5 March, 1945. Nos. 128 & 129, both Pe-2's on 19 March, 1945. Shot down at least three times. English POW, summer 1945. Also flew Fw 190A-8 in Nov. 1944. Retired Bundeswehr officer in 1974. Deceased 21 August, 1998. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 119 aerial victories for Franz Eisenach

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

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Hans-Joachim Kroschinski

Units:2./JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), Fighter Instr., Unit in Kurland aft Sept '44 (?), 3./JG-54 (12/44)

Awards:RK(4/17/45), DK-G(10/27/43), EP(10/11/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F in '42, Fw 190A-4 WNr (14)5794 'Blk 11' (lost 7/21/43), Fw 190A-9 WNr 380360 'Yellow 6' (lost 12/21/44)

Remarks:1 Bomber. 2 Tanks, 1 Gun Boat in Lake Ladoga, and 2 MTB's in Finnish Bay. On 21 December, 1944, after shooting down five Pe-2's, he was seriously wounded and lost both eyes and his right leg while flying Werk# 380360, a Pe-2 victim over Frauenburg. Shot down w/wounds 21 July, 1943 in # (14)5794 by a La-5 over Map Quad. 54711. 360 missions, including 240 low level attacks. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 11 November, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. Two Il-2's on 23 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 3 May, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 13 July, 1943. Two La-5's on 16 July, 1943. An La-5 on 21 August, 1943. An La-5 on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-3 in the Wesenberg sector on 4 January, 1944. A Soviet P-39 on 29 October, 1944. Two P-39's and a Yak-9 on 30 October, 1944. Three Il-2's on 7 November, 1944. Deceased 7 January, 1995. Photo

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Hans-Joachim Kroschinski

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
05-Aug-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 MiG-3 100m 15.20 20 732
11-Aug-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 14.28 28 172
27-Aug-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 11.48 46 232
11-Nov-42 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 50m 08.33 00 211
22-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 08.50 10 241
23-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.37 00 413
23-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13.39 00 411
24-Jan-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 09.48 10 241
11-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.35 00 484
14-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 13.45 00 254
23-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 07.00 00 254
24-Feb-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11.31 10 151
02-Mar-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 MiG-3 3000m 11.18 01 751
03-May-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 1500m 15.30 00 123
03-May-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 15.31 00 121
08-Jun-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 13.38 00 331
13-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-7 1200m 13.43 63 222
16-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.45 54 179
16-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 800m 09.47 54 185
17-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 500m 06.34 54 488
17-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 13.30 SW Bolkhov
19-Jul-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 100m 08.43 NW Kirenkovo (54 452)
12-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 3000m 07.40 E Schipeilowka
20-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 06.03 51 743
21-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1500m 06.53 51 394
22-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 06.17 51 864
22-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 06.15 51 891
24-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 2000m 07.36 41 663
24-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1500m 07.37 41 664
24-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 800m 07.38 41 662
25-Aug-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 3500m 17.58 51 553
11-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 14.29 34 242
11-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.58 35 873
12-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 09.24 44 142
15-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 13.42 35 342
24-Sep-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 11./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 07.23 E ssangenino
10-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 11./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 12.55 07 743
16-Oct-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 11./JG54 La-5 2500m 07.39 West of Flugplatzr Gorki
15-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 1800m 12.32 06 178
23-Dec-43 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 11.21 06 871
04-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 11.40 06 871 (Wesenberg sector)
05-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 La-5 6000m 12.30 06 884 (Wesenberg sector)
06-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 4300m 11.03 96 663
06-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 LaGG-5 3200m 11.04 96 691
12-Jan-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 2./JG54 Pe-2 5000m 14.42 06 553
29-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra Low Level 13.34 27 499
30-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 11.05 17 655
30-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.40 17 639
30-Oct-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 14.47 17 625
07-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2500m 14.25 17 481
07-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2500m 14.26 17 482
07-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2500m 14.27 17 483
23-Nov-44 Hans-Joachim Kroschinski 3./JG54 Yak-9 500m 10.06 28 117

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Paul Rätz

Units:1/JG-54 (7/42), 4/JG-54 (7/43)

Awards:EK 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109G-2 WNr 10397, Fw 190A-4 WNr (14)5793, Fw 190A-5 WNr (150)1227 'White A' (lost 7/19/43)

Remarks:MIA 19 July, 1943 while in 4 Staffel, in # 1227 'White A' over Map Quadrant 20124, west of Wolchowstroi. ('White A' was found in England and has been restored to flying condition; Jager Blatt 1/2003) Wounded twice previously while in 1 Staffel; on 26 July, 1942 in # 10397 over the Jesau airfield, the AC sustaining 70% damage. His 1st known victory, a Pe-2 on 12 January, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. On 20 March, 1943, in # 5793 over the Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield, the AC sustaining 90% damage. Alternate spelling: Ratz.

Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Paul Ratz

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Tuesday, January 12, 1943 Paul Ratz 1./JG54 Pe-2 80m 13:05 10 164
Thursday, January 14, 1943 Paul Ratz 1./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 12:50 00 264
Monday, February 22, 1943 Paul Ratz 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 15:00 10 182

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Gerhard Thyben

Units:6./JG-3 (2/43 S.U.), 7./JG-54, Stfkpt 7./JG-54, Stfkpt 4./JG-54 (4/45)

Awards:RK(12/6/44)-EL(4/8/45), DK-G(10/23/43), EP(8/30/43), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109G-5 WNr 26101 (lost 10/18/43), Fw 190A-8 'White 2' in Kurland

Remarks:385 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, a Boston on 26 February, 1943. A Soviet Boston on 6 May, 1943. One of his many multiple victories in the Soviet Union, a LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 3 June, 1943. Two LaGG-5's on 12 June, 1943. Three LaGG-5's and a Yak-1 on 7 July, 1943. His G-5 crashed east of Urk Holland on 18 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Two Yak-9's on 5 May, 1944. 5 victories in the West. One known triple victory, 3 P-38's on 11 February, 1944, his 35th, 36th & 37th, all E of St. Vith. A Soviet La-5 on 30 April, 1944. A Yak-9 and two P-39's on 19 June, 1944. Many multiple Soviet victories in the last months of 1944. His 150th victory, an 'e/a' (most likely an Il-2) on 17 February, 1945. One of the most successful of the younger generation of pilots. He scored the last victory of JG-54, his 157th, at 7:45 AM on 8 May, 1945, a Pe 2 over the Ost See (with 2 of his ground crew in the fuselage) as they made the treacherous and long flight from Libau, across the Baltic, into British captivity in Schleswig-Holstein or Denmark. Accompanying him was his wingman, Fw Hangebrauk, also with passengers. Lived in Columbia after the war. Deceased 4 September, 2004.

Asisbiz database list of 121 aerial victories for Gerhard Thyben

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
26-Feb-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 A-20 Boston 4500m 09.15 79 142
06-May-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 A-20 Boston 500m 04.45 70 395
08-May-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Spitfire 1800m 08.00 85 143
08-May-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 15.46 85 142
11-May-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG 1500m 16.23 86 584
14-May-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 2500m 12.15 85 113
01-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-3 4000m 05.05 61 224
03-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 Low Level 03.15 61 364
03-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 3000m 03.22 61 382
12-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 1500m 03.39 61 267
12-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 3000m 07.15 61 489
23-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-4 6500m 06.16 61 424
24-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 1000m 05.25 61 634
24-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 4000m 18.05 71 588
26-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-3 1500m 19.28 61 469
26-Jun-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 1500m 19.34 71 317
02-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 A-20 Boston 7500m 07.46 71 512
06-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 2500m 12.30 61 492
07-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 1800m 17.02 60 291
07-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 3700m 17.14 70 114
07-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 2000m 07.55 61 459
07-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 3000m 08.10 61 472
09-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 600m 06.35 61 461
09-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 LaGG-5 500m 06.20 62 882
13-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 P-51 Mustang 4000m 06.02 62 859
13-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 3800m 05.56 62 889
14-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 3500m 06.46 61 243
20-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 5000m 15.50 88 231
20-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 4100m 04.36 88 264
24-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 4000m 04.42 88 285
25-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 1200m 18.24 61 458
30-Jul-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 Yak-1 5000m 12.43 88 433
08-Oct-43 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 6000m 15.34 FH (50km W Egmond)
30-Nov-43 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 P-47 Thunderbolt 7000m 11.45 ML-7 (Dender-Monde)
11-Feb-44 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 P-38 Lightning 6300m 13.06 RK-RL ostw St Vith
11-Feb-44 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 P-38 Lightning 6000m 13.07 RK-RL ostw St Vith
11-Feb-44 Gerhard Thyben 6./JG3 P-38 Lightning 5000m 13.10 RK-RL ostw St Vith
30-Apr-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 1200m 06.02 96 384
05-May-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 1700m 04.36 96 525
05-May-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 18.45 96 382
12-May-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 13.15 9754
16-May-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 4300m 08.07 88 856
16-May-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-7 3700m 07.41 88 853
05-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 11.26 70 264
19-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2200m 20.01 81 623
19-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 20.10 81 626
19-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 20.22 81 415
20-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 500m 17.35 91 323
21-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 09.22 81 543
23-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 600m 14.12 91 122
29-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 08.16 91 349
29-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 200m 07.03 21 447
30-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 800m 20.23 81 298
30-Jun-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 600m 12.16 91 345
01-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 4200m 08.00 91 345
01-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2800m 13.22 81 434
03-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 11.37 81 464
04-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 08.05 81 474
06-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 800m 12.09 91 277
07-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 3800m 06.44 91 464
09-Jul-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 09.16 91 273
06-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 18.00 79 165
07-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 5000m 06.57 80 572
07-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 4200m 14.23 70 637
17-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 12.10 79 841
23-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 1800m 09.22 69 328
23-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 800-1000m 09.45 69 688
28-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Pe-2   17.50 69 592
30-Aug-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 17.29 69 549
04-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5   18.09  
05-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-7 3000m 16.52 69 639
06-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 400m 14.00 69 624
06-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 06.47 69 596
06-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.42 69 651
06-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 800m 13.55 69 628
14-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 10.43 68 162
15-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 La-5 1200m 12.00 68 167
15-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 La-5 1000m 12.11 58 229
15-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 La-5 1500m 17.15 58 133
15-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2300m 11.35 68 776
16-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 3700m 09.10 57 256
16-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 3800m 09.11 57 258
16-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 1200m 09.14 57 292
16-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 09.24 57 231
16-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 600m 09.30 ESE Katrina
16-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 15.40 68 176
18-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 10.11 57 276
23-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 4500m 15.50 37 466
24-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 600m 09.41 37 456
24-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1500m 09.45 37 333
24-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 09.40 37 418
25-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 800m 12.40 37 418
25-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 12.44 37 274
25-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2200m 13.06 37 337
25-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 16.37 57 151
27-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 17.41 57 143
28-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2300m 17.24 58 751
30-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 La-5 3200m 10.31 48 863
30-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 11.00 57 146
30-Sep-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 15.03 57 111
10-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 09.55 04 653
10-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 10.15 17 522
16-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 13.50 17 641
17-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.46 27 546
22-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5000m 12.48 17 649
22-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 14.20 17 587
27-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 11.08 27 518
28-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 11.54 07 637
28-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 15.10 17 567
29-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.45 17 459
29-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 800m 12.43 17 622
30-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 12.00 17 546
30-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 14.31 17 636
30-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 3800m 11.58 17 551
30-Oct-44 Gerhard Thyben Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3300m 14.48 17 613
23-Nov-44 Gerhard Thyben 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 08.20 28 183
17-Feb-45 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Abschu?      
17-Feb-45 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Abschu?      
17-Feb-45 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Abschu?      
17-Feb-45 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Abschu?      
08-May-45 Gerhard Thyben 7./JG54 Pe-2   07.54 W. Libau

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Heinz 'Piepl' Wernicke

Units:I./JG-54, 6./JG-54 (3/43), Stfkpt 5./JG-54 (6/44), Stafkpt 1./JG-54 (9/44)

Awards:RK(9/30/44), DK-G(6/5/44), EP(4/24/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109G-6 in Staffel, and an Fw 190A-8 'White 1' as Stfkpt 1/JG-54

Remarks:Killed 27 December, 1944 in a mid-air collision with his wingman, Uffz.Wollien, over Schrunden (Winniza/Wunterkunft) near Doblen (Kurland) when accidentally rammed during aerial combat. According to the Klein Report, he was poisoned by CO2 gases on 22 February, 1944 while in 6 Staffel. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-4 on 20 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 18 June, 1943. A Yak-9 SE of Glebovka on 20 October, 1943. Two Pe-2's and three Il-2's on 5 November, 1943. Three Il-2's on 28 November, 1943. Three Il-2's on 29 November, 1943. Two LaGG-5's on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 9 January, 1944. Three Il-2's on 15 January, 1944. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 4 February, 1944. Another of his many multiples, a LaGG-5, an Il-2 and five U-2's on 16 February, 1944. Two Pe-2's and an La-5 on 23 July, 1944. An Il-2 and three Pe-2's on 26 July, 1944. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 117 aerial victories for Heinz Wernicke

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Mar-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 11.47 18 382
19-Mar-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 13.30 00 421
20-Mar-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-4 6500m 07.30 20 363
27-May-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 16.43 00 274
27-May-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4800m 19.53 20 111
01-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 4300m 04.57 20 163
08-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 5200m 15.59 20 152
17-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 09.23 10 252
18-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 4100m 05 19 20 213
24-Jun-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 800m 07.07 21 793
20-Oct-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.10 SE Glebovka
21-Oct-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 09.43 10 161
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 800m 11.53 01 682
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 800m 11.59 01 684
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 14.25 01 564
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.28 01 674
05-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 14.34 01 642
22-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 300m 09.00 91 591
28-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.33 91 591
28-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 10.45 91 613
28-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 10.48 91 614
29-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.30 91 534
29-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.32 91 614
29-Nov-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 14.33 91 621
12-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 300m 13.34 00 171
14-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   14.15 00 154
15-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1200m 12.40 01 784
15-Dec-43 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 12.45 01 761
09-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 10.15 80161
13-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-7 1100m 15.28 80 682
14-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.30 80 682
14-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.32 80 654
15-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 12.20 90 583
15-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 12.24 90 572
15-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 12.15 90 711
22-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 11.56 89694
24-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 3500m 14.02 90 523
24-Jan-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.56 80 664
04-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 07.17 09 112
04-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 07.20 00 771
09-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Pe-2 800m 06.32 09 211
09-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 R-5 10m 12.25 00 762
12-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 500m 15.25 10 552
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 30m 07.12 00 693
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 10m 07.18 10 573
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 10m 07.13 00 694
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 25m 07.11 00 693
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 14.56 00 691
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG-5 200m 11.26 00 562
16-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 U-2 20m 07.15 10 573
21-Feb-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 LaGG   11.10 90 562
17-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 300m 17.55 01 384
18-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1600m 08.28 91 369L
19-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 30m 18.45 91 533
21-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 09.20 81 575
23-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 12.22 81 426
26-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 400m 18.15 4km ostw Vupuri
26-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 800m 13.42 3km S Vupuri
26-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 50m 13.47  
28-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 09.25 91 315
28-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 20.45 81 437
29-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 DB-3F 4500m 08.05 91 265
30-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Douglas 5000m 09.23 81 413
30-Jun-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 4600m 20.44 81 297
02-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 06.51 91 175
04-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 100m 08.25 81 467
06-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 15.40 81 422
08-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 06.30 81 431
09-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 12.12 91 418
09-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 1900m 21.03 91 199
14-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 3700m 10.32 91 415
14-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 6./JG54 Yak-9 3700m 10.32 91 415
22-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 17.52 88 597
23-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 4./JG54 Pe-2 5200m 15.19 78 265
23-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 4./JG54 Pe-2 1700m 15.21 88 323
23-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 4./JG54 La-5 2000m 08.28 88 157
24-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 16.03 70 693
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 16.36 70 695
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.02 60 826
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.03 60 863
26-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 17.05 70 841
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1700m 11.23 78 648
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.30 78 562
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 1600m 18.45 78 523
27-Jul-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 19.02 78 481
02-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1000m 13.00 70 481
02-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 2500m 13.05 70 462
03-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 15.31 89 582
03-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 15.24 89 576
20-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 200m 13.59 26 252
20-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 16.09 36 119
26-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2200m 15.21 KF-56
26-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 15.22 KG-75
26-Aug-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 1700m 15.24 KG-83
03-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2   10.18  
06-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 07.35 37 366
06-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 500m 07.45 37 626
14-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.52 57 215
14-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 14.53 57 219
14-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5300m 16.50 47 139
15-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 3300m 18.20 47 378
15-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 1800m 13.35 37 433
16-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 5000m 12.44 47 517
16-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 30m 09.18 37 496
17-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3300m 16.24 37 354
17-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 16.26 37 382
19-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 La-5 1800m 15.57 37 353
19-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 15.59 37 381
20-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1800m 14.09 47 382
20-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.10 47 386
27-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 500m 15.30 57 146
28-Sep-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 13.57 48 823
01-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 2200m 16.09 48 725
07-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 15.56 48 882
07-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 15.57 58 757
09-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Yak-9 400m 09.56 47 191
12-Oct-44 Heinz Wernicke 1./JG54 Pe-2 7000m 10.55 48 782

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Helmut Wettstein

Units:1./JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), 5./JG-54, Stfkpt 1./JG-54 (9/43), Stafkpt 6./JG-54 (2/45Libau-Nord)

Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp, Kurland Sleeve band

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-4 'White 4' in 1/JG-54, Fw 190A-5 White 12' in 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 'White & 12' w/ 1/JG-54, Fw 190A-9 'Yellow 1' w/ 6/JG-54

Remarks:POW at wars end, he flew with Uffz Asche from Libau, across the Baltic, into Denmark with two rear passengers, and surrendered to the British. At the time of his surrender, he was not wearing the RK. Not sure he was a recipient. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 April, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-9 on 4 April, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 15 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 20 September, 1944. An La-5 on 21 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 25 September, 1944. Scored the 9000th victory of JG-54 on 15 October, 1944. A Yak-9 and two Pe-2's on 15 December, 1944. He succeded Nowotny as Stfkpt 1/JG-54. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories.

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Helmut Wettstein

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
14-Feb-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12.53 10 621
17-Feb-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 15.35 10 612
23-Feb-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 11.10 10 154
19-Mar-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16.46 00 412
23-Mar-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 Yak-1 50m 07.40 00 364
08-Apr-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 14.26 90 413
24-Apr-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 40m 06.25 10 594
01-Jun-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 16.06 20 114
08-Jun-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 16.03 20 191
09-Jul-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 05.03 63 721
10-Jul-43 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 10.20 63 543
04-Apr-44 Helmut Wettstein 1./JG54 Yak-9 50m 08.25 70 344
15-Sep-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 17.10 50 365
15-Sep-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 17.15 50 425
20-Sep-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11.41 69 161
21-Sep-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 La-5 800m 14.15 58 422
23-Sep-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2800m 15.11 47 321
25-Sep-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14.32 57 147
15-Dec-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2300m 11.14 17 736
15-Dec-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2600m 11.09 17 364
15-Dec-44 Helmut Wettstein Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 11.15 17 589

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Gerhard Frädrich

Units:4./JG-54 (6/44 S.U.), 5./JG-54 (7/44)

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

Known Aircraft:Bf 109G 'Black ?' (lost), Fw 190A-6 WNr 670222 (lost)

Remarks:MIA/Ret 26 July 1944 in his A-6 during aerial combat with Soviet Il-2's and Yak-9's, location not given. His first known victory, three Soviet Il-2's, a P-39 and a Pe-2 on 19 June, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 21 June, 1944. A 7th, a Yak-9 on 1 July, 1944. A Soviet Yak-9 on 7 July, 1944. Two Yak-9's on 8 July, 1944. Shot down with wounds in his BF 109G on 16 July 1944 over Helsinki. Alternate spelling: Frädisch or Frädrick.

Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Gerhard Frädrich

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Monday, June 19, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 4./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 20:25 91 373
Monday, June 19, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 4./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 800m 20:15 81 491
Monday, June 19, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 17:10 91 313
Monday, June 19, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 17:05 81 495
Wednesday, June 21, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:37 81 289
Saturday, July 1, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 5./JG54 Yak-9 5500m 10:28 81 281
Friday, July 7, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 06:50 91 467
Saturday, July 8, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 5./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 19:48 91 318
Saturday, July 8, 1944 Gerhard Fradrich 5./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 07:41 91 342

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Norbert Hannig

Units:Erg./JG-54, 5./JG-54 (5/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6./JG-7 ('45)

Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-5 WNr (150)1306 'Black 12' (lost 5/27/43) in JG-54, Me 262A-1a in JG-7

Remarks:On 27 May, 1943 in Werk# 1306, his AC sustained 70% damage at Mga Airfield S.U., however, he was not injured. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 27 May, 1943. Two LaGG-5's on 22 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Tschernobyl on 4 October, 1943. A Yak-7 WSW of Yeu on 21 October, 1943. An La-5 S of Rzhyshchiv on 22 October, 1943. A Pe-2 NW of Abuchov on 10 December, 1943. An Il-2 WSW of Vinnizkiye on 14 December, 1943. An La-5 and two Yak-9's on 24 January, 1944. A Pe-2 on 7 March, 1944. Two La-5's on 19 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 17 October, 1944. A Pe-2 on 22 October, 1944. Two P-39's and an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. A P-39 on 28 October, 1944. Not related to Horst. Sometimes spelled Hanning.

Asisbiz database list of 23 aerial victories for Norbert Hannig

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
Thursday, May 27, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 08:55 00 233
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-5 1000m 18:33 63 154
Thursday, July 22, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-5 1800m 18:37 63 152
Friday, July 30, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 03:33 10 184
Friday, July 30, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1400m 03:44 10 453
Monday, October 04, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 16:10 NO Tschernobyl (Chernobyl)
Thursday, October 21, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-7 1200m 15:01 WSW Yeu
Friday, October 22, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 La-5 1000m 09:15 S Rzhyshchiv
Friday, December 10, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 12:37 NW Abuchov
Tuesday, December 14, 1943 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 09:10 WSW Vinnizkiye
Monday, January 24, 1944 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-9 750m 10:35 90 543
Monday, January 24, 1944 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 10:33 90 571
Monday, January 24, 1944 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 10:30 90 571
Tuesday, March 07, 1944 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 Pe-2 Low Level 10:50 80 611
Sunday, March 19, 1944 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 La-5 300m 10:28 88 114
Sunday, March 19, 1944 Norbert Hannig 5./JG54 La-5 100m 10:30 88 141
Tuesday, October 17, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 13:42 27 536
Sunday, October 22, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 14:15 17 532
Friday, October 27, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2500m 09:40 17 862
Friday, October 27, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 11:40 17 679
Friday, October 27, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1100m 13:22 07 634
Saturday, October 28, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 100m 08:20 17 488
Monday, October 30, 1944 Norbert Hannig Stab II./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 12:10 07 661

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Heribert Koller

Units:2/EJG-Ost, 6./JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), 5./JG-54 (6/43)

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

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-4 WNr (14)5651 'Black 4' (lost), Fw 190A-4 'Black 12' (lost)

Remarks:300 combat missions. Shot down with wounds 25 March, 1944 in # 5651, location unknown. 16 Sturmovik victories. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 19 February, 1943. An R-5 on 23 February, 1943. Two La-5's on 18 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 21 June, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2's on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 August, 1943. A Boston III on 23 August, 1943. His 13th per OKL, a Soviet Il-2 on 24 January, 1944. His 14th & 15th, both Il-2's on 27 January, 1944. Nos. 16 & 17, both La-5's on 11 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 June, 1944. Shot down w/o wounds on 18 June, 1944 in 'Black 12' near Helsinki, Finland airfield. A P-39 on 20 June, 1944. An La-5 on 28 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 27 July, 1944. An La-5 on 2 August, 1944. Two Il-2's on 30 August, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 5 September, 1944. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 6 September, 1944. Two Yak-9's on 15 September, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. His last victory was a Yak-3 on 9 April, 1945. Flugbuch (11/40 to 5/45).

Asisbiz database list of 48 aerial victories for Herbert Koller

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Feb-43 Herbert Koller 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 09.05 18 632
23-Feb-43 Herbert Koller 6./JG54 R-5 20m 08.35 19 832
18-Jun-43 Herbert Koller 6./JG54 La-5 200m 06.20 20 124
18-Jun-43 Herbert Koller 6./JG54 La-5 600m 06.31 10 121
21-Jun-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 15.49 21 753
13-Jul-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 50m 08.38 64 899
13-Jul-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 09.17 63 251
13-Jul-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 09.22 63 231
15-Jul-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 170-200m 17.05 54 42
17-Jul-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-1 1200m 06.45 54 618
15-Aug-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 16.07 54 583
23-Aug-43 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 A-20 Boston III 3000m 07.13 44 412
24-Jan-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   10.49 80 663
27-Jan-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 08.23 90 583
27-Jan-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 08.20 90 574
10-Feb-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Pe-2 300m 06.45 00 754
11-Feb-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 3000m 12.53 80 223
11-Feb-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.55 80 252
05-Jun-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 200m 11.35 70 244
17-Jun-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 500m 17.40 91 382
20-Jun-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 400m 17.47 91 353
21-Jun-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 09.25 81 574
28-Jun-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 20.50 91 172
29-Jun-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Pe-2 1000m 08.17 91 322
01-Jul-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 05.30 81 298
21-Jul-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 800m 15.50 88 773
26-Jul-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 3000m 16.30 70 683
27-Jul-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 19.01 78 472
02-Aug-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.11 70 658
30-Aug-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 5500m 19.10 69 556
30-Aug-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 19.15 69 594
05-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 150m 17.38 69 661
05-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 50m 18.02 69 492
06-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 16.07 69 482
06-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 16.15 69 481
15-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 17.00 50 399
15-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 17.08 50 396
17-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 400m 13.45 59 895
21-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5   16.-- nb
28-Sep-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 14.38 48 892
09-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14.16 17 688
09-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Yak-9 700m 14.19 17 698
16-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 La-5 300m 11.43 14 652
17-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 15.36 17 564
22-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 14.18 17 567
27-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 11.35 17 612
27-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 Pe-2 700m 11.37 17 618
29-Oct-44 Herbert Koller 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1000m 11.13 27 518

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Emil 'Bully' Lang - Wurger Experte:

While the Fw 190A series rapidly became the fighter of choice among the Channel Front Jagdgeschwader, none of the Eastern Front jagdflieger received the aircraft until JG 51 - based in the Central Sector - was re-equipped with Fw 190A-3s and A-4s in November 1942. I and II Gruppen of JG 54, the Greenhearts Geschwader, began re-equipment in December 1942, with final changeover from the Bf-109G-2 completed in February 1943.

At this time, the Greenhearts were assigned to Luftflotte 1 on the Northern Front, based at Siverskaya and Krasnogvardiesk in the vicinity of Leningrad. The Northern Sector had become static in September 1941, when the city was first surrounded and the Wehrmacht began the legendary 900-day siege. JG 54 would be the only Jagdgeschwader on the Eastern Front to remain equipped with the Fw 190A throughout the war, ending their service cut off from the rest of the German forces in the Courland peninsula of Estonia, a position they held for the final six months of the war.

The Jagdflieger of JG 54 were not as immediately impressed with Kurt Tank’s “second iron in the fire” as their Western Front brethren, with one leading pilot saying the airplane “landed like a wet sack of flour.”

Hauptman Emil “Bully” Lang was a bit old for a fighter pilot at 33, having had a prewar career with Lufthansa prior to joining the Luftwaffe on active duty following the outbreak of the war. He had in fact had to fight his way into the Jagdwaffe, claiming his place by demonstrating his outstanding flying ability. Joining JG 54 during the Battle of Britain, Lang soon established himself as not only an outstanding pilot but an experte of the first rank and was the senior Staffelkapitaen at the time II Gruppe transferred to the Fw 190.. As a qualified test pilot, Lang decided shortly after taking delivery of his Fw 190A-4 and returning with it to Siverskaya to see what the airplane was really capable of. He took it to its maximum altitude, wallowing at 27,000 feet, then rolled and aimed the nose straight down in a terminal-velocity dive. The dive was so long that the propeller arc became a dive brake as the airplane achieved its absolute maximum speed somewhere in the vicinity of 600 mph. It took all of Lang’s considerable strength (his nickname came from his size) to pull the stick back sufficiently to pull out without hitting the ground. Back at the base, the other pilots gathered around to count the missing rivets in the wing root and recheck the dihedral, only to find all rivets resolutely unpopped! Lang’s dive was the ultimate confidence-builder for the unit.

Operation Zitadelle - known to history as The Battle of Kursk - was Hitler’s last gamble to change the course of the war in the East. At first only I/JG 54 was moved to the Central Sector to reinforce JG 51 and provide air superiority over the battleground. On July 5, 1943, Oberstleutnant Hannes Trautloft - the original Kommodore of JG 54 - handed over command to Major Hubertus von Bonin. II/JG 54 remained on the Leningrad front for the time being. The battle began on July 5, with the Fw 190s of both JG 51 and JG 54 scoring well. By July 10, the ominous outcome of the battle began to take shape as Russian aerial opposition hardened, with Soviet fighter regiments mounting their own “free hunt” sweeps over the front, attacking forward German fighter fields relentlessly. On July 11, I/JG 54 Kommandeur Major Sepp Seiler was shot down and killed. Gunther Scheel, a71-victory experte, was lost in combat and he rammed a Yak-9 near Orel on July 17.

Aerial combat also increased around Leningrad, with II/JG 54 suffering losses. Gruppenkommandeur Hauptmann Heinrich Jung was lost on July 30. 82-victory experte Heinz Goetz, brought from the Mediterranean to replace Sepp Seiler was lost in combat over Orel on July 31, only 5 days after taking command of I Gruppe.

Following the collapse of the German offensive in mid-July and the stabilization of the front near Orel, 61 Soviet divisions struck the Ukraine front in August, rolling up the exhausted Wehrmacht, and expanding the offensive against Yelnya, Smolensk and Velizh to the north while hitting Poltava and Kharkov to the south, and the entire Ukraine beyond. From this point onward, the Soviet offensive would be unrelenting, maintaining full fury against the Germans until early 1944 when the last units were driven off the territory of the Soviet Union.

Both Gruppen of JG 54 were now shuttled back and forth between the Northern Sector and the northern part of the Central Sector. Hugely outnumbered by the Red Air Force, those experten

who managed to survive ran up huge scores, often ten or more in a single day, as they flew up to four missions between dawn and dusk. Lang built his tally during this period with numerous combats in which he made multiple victory claims.

Lang’s greatest day came on October 18, 1943, when he took off leading a schwarm for a dawn patrol over the central front. Spotting a formation of Il-2 Stormoviks escorted by P-39 Airacobras, Lang dove for the attack, shooting down four P-39s in as many minutes. He then shot another off his wingman before shooting down two of the heavily-armored Sturmoviks for a total seven victories in the one mission. Later that day he intercepted another Russian formation and tore into the escort, shooting down a further six. In a final mission in the late afternoon he once again came across a huge Russian formation and shot down five more P-39s, for a total of 18 victories in three missions in one day - the all-time world record for a fighter pilot. While his score is impressive, it is a measure of just how overwhelming the Soviet numerical superiority was that Lang’s feat had no influence on the outcome of fighting that day, as Stormoviks and Pe-2s tore into German armor all along the front and hundreds of other P-39s, P-40s, and other Soviet fighters strafed German positions with impunity.

Lang received the Swords to his Knight’s Cross in January 1944 for this feat. In June 1944, having achieved 159 victories during his years of service with JG 54, he was transferred to the Normandy front to take command of II/JG 26. Flying his first mission on June 9, he shot down three Spitfires over Caen. Lang led the Gruppe through the chaos of the Battle of Normandy, extricating the Gruppe to Germany by the end of July. He spent the first two weeks of August training the new pilots who replaced the many lost in France. Many of the pilots in the Gruppe were Nachwuchs (new growth), young pilots like Obergefreiter Walter Stumpf who entered combat that month with 180 total flying hours, of which he had 20 hours on Bf-109s and Fw 190s. He and his fellow youngsters were going up against RAF pilots who entered combat with at least 450 hours’ experience, and Americans who started with 600 hours.

II/JG 26 returned to operations in time to take part in the last of the fighting over France, including an all-out fight with the Spitfires of 127 Wing RCAF, led by Wing Commander Johnny Johnson on August 23, in which Lang scored two of the three Spitfires shot down, while losing ten Nachwuchs to the experienced Canadians. On August 25, as Paris was being liberated, Lang led a freie jagd of 32 Fw 190s, spotting a formation of 24 P-38s from the 474th Fighter Group which had just been hit by Bf-109s of III/JG 26. Lang scored one P-38 in the first pass, and then two more of the total 11 P-38s lost by the 474th to II Gruppe, who returned to base without loss; August 25th became known as “Black Friday” to the surviving Lightning pilots.

On September 2, 1944, Lang was to lead II Gruppe in their final retreat into Germany, a flight from Moelsbroek, Holland, to Dusseldorf. Lang’s Fw 190 had been giving him trouble, and his schwarm was the last of the unit to take off. Ten minutes after takeoff, his long-serving wingman, Leutnant Alfred Gross, called out bandits to the rear. As Lang broke upward, the four Fw 190s were hit by 16 P-51s from the 38th Fighter Squadron of the 55th Fighter Group. 1st Lt. Darrel Cramer turned onto Lang’s tail, pulling 78 degrees of deflection as he leaned into his K-14 sight.

“I was closing fast, and turned off a little to the left to get further from his line of flight and reduce the angle-off. I turned in hard right and opened fire from 300 yards. When I ceased firing at 200 yards, the aircraft went out of sight below my nose because of the lead I was pulling. I broke up and came around. I saw the Fw 190 upside down in a step dive. It hit the ground so hard that it generated shock waves along the ground like a rock makes when it is thrown into a pond. It skidded a few yards and blew up in a fireball.”

The other members of Lang’s Stabschwarm were quickly overwhelmed by the Mustangs, only Unteroffiziere Borreck survived his crash to tell the rest of the Gruppe what had happened to their Kommandeur.

At the time of his death, Lang had scored 173 victories, including 25 scored in the cauldron of France with II/JG 26. At age 35, he was the oldest active pilot in the Jadgwaffe.

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Asisbiz database list of aerial victories for Emil Lang

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
23-Mar-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 MiG-3 2-300m 11.10 00 333
30-May-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 20.19 10 151
30-May-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 20.26 10 243
13-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-7 600m 09.05 63 231
13-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-7 400m 09.08 63 252
13-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 19.05 74 763
17-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 13.42 64 894
17-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 13.44 63 221
20-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3800m 19.05 64 584
20-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 19.07 64 594
28-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 11.10 10 314
30-Jul-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3200m 08.50 10 194
01-Aug-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 4000m 12.39 10 172
01-Aug-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 12.34 10 142
01-Aug-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4000m 05.20 10 144
01-Aug-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 05.28 10 163
13-Sep-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Pe-2 6200m 12.41 26 521
14-Sep-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 1500m 16.40 25 693
15-Sep-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 2000m 09.10 25 494
15-Sep-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik m.H. 200m 09.15 25 492
15-Sep-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 10.29 25 424
15-Sep-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 10.45 25 633
04-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 16.07 NO Tschernobyl (Chernobyl)
05-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 16.05 S Gorostaipol
07-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 3000m 14.03 NO Stracholessje
07-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 800m 11.31 NO Stracholessje
07-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 4000m 11.17 NO Gorostaipol
07-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 3500m 14.10 O Gubin
07-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 3800m 11.28 ONO Stracholessje
08-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2200m 06.08 NE Chodorov
08-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 06.10 NE Chodorov
08-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 06.13 NE Gussenzog
09-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 12.30 S Gruschevo
09-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2800m 16.08 N Gruschevo
09-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 16.10 Schtschutschunka
09-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3   16.15 S Yaschniki
10-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 06.34 ENE Yaschniki
10-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 06.38 NE Yaschniki
10-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1500m 16.12 E Ljutesh
11-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 06.10 E Strakholesye (Kiev)
11-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 16.03 West of Yashniki (Krs Kiev)
11-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 16.01 West of Yashniki (Krs Kiev)
11-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2000m 16.02 West of Yashniki (Krs Kiev)
12-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 09.02 N Gorostaipol
12-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 10.47 E Gruchevo
12-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 100m 10.50 West of Grigorovka
12-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 5-10m 10.52 Dniepr River
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 09.40 S Grigorovka
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2500m 15.55 N Yashniki Island
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 5000m 05.50 NW Chozki
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 3000m 05.52 S Sarubenzoye
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2500m 05.58 S Grigorovka
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 3000m 06.03 SW Sarubenzoye
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 1500m 06.05 N Trakhtemirov
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 06.08 NNW Grigorovka
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 300m 09.31 West of Trakhtemirov
13-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2200m 09.35 SE Grigorovka
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 1500m 09.38 SSE Yashniki Island
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 09.32 SW Grigorova
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 09.37 SE Yashniki Island
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 09.41 NW Rschischtschew
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 12.10 S Tschernischev
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 12.11 S Grigorovka
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 4000m 12.13 S Trakhtemirov
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 1600m 12.13 N Grigorovka
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2500m 14.46 SW Lasurzoff
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2000m 14.48 SE Chernishoff
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 14.49 SW Dobriza
21-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2500m 09.34 NW Grigorova
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1000m 12.18 WSW Yashniki
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 800m 06.27 E Grushevo
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 3800m 06.22 SW Yashniki
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 4000m 06.20 S Yashniki
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1200m 06.34 S Chernishev
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 3400m 12.10 N Yashniki
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 3200m 12.11 E Yashniki
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 800m 12.16 SSE Yashniki
22-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 600m 06.30 E Yeu
23-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1200m 15.22 E Rzhyshchiv
23-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 300m 15.20 vorfru Romashki
23-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 200m 15.15 NNE Yashniki
23-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 4000m 15.12 S Grigorovka
23-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 500m 15.35 E Chodorov
23-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 800m 15.14 E Grischevo
24-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 3200m 14.56 NE Chodorov
24-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 1500m 14.49 E Ivanskov
24-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 800m 14.51 E Chodorov
24-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 700m 14.48 NW Chodorov
25-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 10m 14.46 NNE Balnoyka
25-Oct-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 10m 14.47 NE Gussenzof
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 1500m 15.15 NE Lyutezh (N Kiev)
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 15.19 West of Zazimye
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 200m 15.17 ESE Lyutezh (N Kiev)
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2200m 15.10 N Novosselk
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 15.07 E Lyutezh (N Kiev)
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 2800m 15.06 West of Voropayevo
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 3500m 15.05 West of Voropayevo
02-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 50m 15.18 ESE Lyutezh (N Kiev)
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14.15 E Moschtschum
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 14.49 V Mostischtsche
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 14.46 West of Vyshgorod (N Kiev)
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 14.45 E Gostomel
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 14.23 West of Valki
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1000m 14.22 N Kiev
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 3000m 14.20 NW Vyshgorod (N Kiev)
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 14.16 N Moschtschum
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 09.31 NE Lyutezh (N Kiev)
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 2500m 13.00 ENE Blistawizd
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 09.32 NNE Lyutezh (N Kiev)
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.33 NE Kasarovichi
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 50m 09.35 NE Kasarovichi
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 09.36 NW Glebovka
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 100m 09.40 ENE Glebovka
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-7 50m 09.42 ENE Glebovka
03-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14.48 E Gostomel
04-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 700m 14.17 N Vyshgorod (N Kiev)
28-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 12.26 E Kotsherovo
29-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1800m 07.29 West of Mestetschko
29-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 1700m 10.32 S Wnysokoye
29-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 10.34 NW Wnysokoye
30-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11.48 N Nebyliza
30-Nov-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 3000m 11.49 91 562
13-Dec-43 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 20m 11.25 dorf Nebryliza
15-Jan-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 11.55 99 114
15-Jan-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 11.56 99123
25-Mar-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 10m 08.04 78 451
25-Mar-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 40m 08.05 78 423
25-Mar-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 30m 08.12 88 112
26-Mar-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 50m 10.20 70 663
26-Mar-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 13.40 70 692
26-Mar-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1200m 13.41 70 692
01-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 500m 14.20 88324
02-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 11.15 88 351
02-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 13.46 88 551
02-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 13.45 88 523
03-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 400m 11.07 88 362
04-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 800m 11.43 88 359
04-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 300m 16.08 88 359
04-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 11.42 88 352
04-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 Yak-9 150m 16.04 88 366
06-Apr-44 Emil Lang 5./JG54 La-5 1000m 07.15 88 355
24-May-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6500m 11.42 EG-69 (Oranienburg)
28-May-44 Emil Lang Stab III./JG54 P-38 Lightning 7500m 14.23 FD-9 (Tangermunde)
08-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 8-10m 16.49 UB-4 (5km NW Bernay)
11-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 Lysander 100m 10.53 TU-7 (NE Caen)
14-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 200m 07.32 AC-6 (Ivry-la-Bataille/Dreux)
14-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 3500m 07.29 AC 3 (Pacy-sur-Eure/evreux)
14-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 2500m 07.31 AC-6 (E St Andre-de-lEure)
20-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1000m 16.21 AB-6 (N Breteuil)
20-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1000m 16.20 AC-4 (W St Andre-de-lEure)
20-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 300m 16.17 AC-5 (St Andre-de-lEure)
20-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1500m 16.18 AC-5 (St Andre-de-lEure)
24-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1200m 07.22 UC 7-8 (Evreux)
24-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 2000m 07.18 UC 7-8 (Evreux)
24-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 2200m 07.19 UC 7-8 (Evreux)
24-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 P-51 Mustang 1500m 07.21 UC 7-8 (Evreux)
26-Jun-44 Emil Lang 9./JG54 Spitfire 1200m 11.03 05 Ost S/UB 8-2 (SE Bernay)
09-Jul-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 2200m 13.21 UU-UA (Caen-Lisieux)
09-Jul-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 2400m 13.24 UU-UA (Caen-Lisieux)
09-Jul-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 2500m 13.19 UU-UA (Caen-Lisieux)
15-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 2000m 12.31 AD-BD
15-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 6000m 12.32 AD-BD (Houdan-Rambouillet)
19-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 P-47 Thunderbolt 10m 10.24 UD-7 (SE Vernon)
23-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 2000m 13.38 UE (Beaumont-sur-Oise)
23-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 3000m 13.40 UE (Beaumont-sur-Oise)
25-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 P-38 Lightning 2000m 13.43 TD (Gisors area)
25-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 P-38 Lightning 1000m 13.45 UD (Mangy-en-Vexin area)
25-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 P-38 Lightning 80m 13.48 TD (Etrepagny-Gisors)
26-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 5300m 09.17 SD-7 (N Gournay-en-Bray)
26-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 5500m 09.19 TC-3 (10km NE Rouen)
26-Aug-44 Emil Lang Stab II./JG26 Spitfire 2000m 14.28 TD-1 (La Feuillie/Gournay)

Luftwaffe Badge

Helmut Radtke

Units:5./JG-54 (6/44 Immola Finland), Stfkpt 14./JG-54

Awards:Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A 'Black 2' in Staffel, Fw 190A-8 WNr 739178 'Black 4' (lost)

Remarks:KIA 14 January, 1945 in aerial combat with Allied fighters over Münsterland, near the Mittelland Canal.

No known aerial victories for Helmut Radtke

Knights Cross

Maximillian 'Max' Stotz

Units:3./JG-76 (11/39), 4./JG-54 (S.U.), Stfkpt 5./JG-54

Awards:RK(6/19/42)-EL(10/30/42), DK-G(12/8/41), EP(9/20/40), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(8/7/40 bomb splinters), Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F-2 WNr 8929 'Blk ?' (50%), Bf 109G-1 'White 8+-' in 4/JG-54, Fw 190A-5 'Black 5' (4/43 in Stfl), Fw 190A-5 WNr 550201 'Black 7' (lost 8/19/43)

Remarks:MIA 19 August, 1943 in aerial combat with a Yak 9 in Werk# 550201. Bailed out near Vitebsk, Russia (Map Quadrant 4572), landed in a wooded area 6 km behind enemy lines and was never seen again. His 1st victory, a Potez 63 near Völkingen, 7 November, 1939. On 29 June, 1941, in Werk# 8929, his AC was reported 50% damaged over Dünaburg S.U.. Also flew Fw 190A-5 'Black 5' in the Spring of 1943. Missing for a short time, but returned. Member of Austrian AF and aerobatics team since 1935. 700+ combat missions, 16 victories in the West. His 5th victory, a Morane 405 west of Laon France, 19 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. Three Yak-1's on 4 August, 1942. Two Yak-1's on 7 August, 1942. Two Pe-2's and a LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. Another of many multiples, three LaGG-3's and an Il-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two MiG-3's, two Yak-1's and a Pe-2 on 22 August, 1942. Three Yak-1's and a P-40 on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3'and an La-5 on 12 December, 1942. Five LaGG-3's on 29 December, 1942. Nine LaGG-3's and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942! Three LaGG-3's on 26 May, 1943. His last two victories, both LaGG-3's on 15 August, 1943.

Asisbiz database list of 136 aerial victories for Max Stotz

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Nov-39 Max Stotz 3./JG76 Potez 63     Volkingen
14-May-40 Max Stotz 1./JG76 Fairey Battle   16.15 Sedan
14-May-40 Max Stotz 1./JG76 Fairey Battle   16.15 Sedan
19-May-40 Max Stotz 1./JG76 Potez 63   14.15  
19-May-40 Max Stotz 1./JG76 Morane 405   18.30 West of Laon
03-Jun-40 Max Stotz 1./JG76 Hawk-75A   15.20 West of Epernay
06-Jun-40 Max Stotz 3./JG76 Hawk-75A   21.00 NW Amiens
06-Jun-40 Max Stotz 3./JG76 Hawk-75A   21.00 NW Amiens
02-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 I-16 Rata 1500m 16.20 00 154
04-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 50m 15.53 29 725
04-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 800m 15.50 29 781
04-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 200m 15.51 29 751
07-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 16.10 46 260
07-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 16.12 46 260
09-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Pe-2 600m 10.15 47 86
09-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Pe-2 500m 10.17 47 34
09-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 10.18 47 87
10-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 14.15 46 254
10-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13.40 47 592
10-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13.41 47 583
10-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 13.42 47 535
11-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 07.43 47 592
11-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 06.40 47 842
11-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 07.40 47 593
16-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG 900m 07.38 West of Grolovskoye
16-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 900m 07.41 55 874
19-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 13.45 54 162
19-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 13.47 54 134
22-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 15.45 64 143
22-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 MiG-3 1000m 07.35 64 172
22-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 MiG-3 1000m 07.30 64 172
22-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 15.40 64 171
22-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Pe-2 Low Level 07.38 64 174
23-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 07.00 54 264
23-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 3500m 07.03 54 262
23-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 13.05 54 420
23-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 300m 13.08 54 284
24-Aug-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 16.35 54 261
01-Sep-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 07.24 10 164
15-Sep-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 11.12 28 114
15-Sep-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 11.15 28 121
22-Sep-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 13.25 28 163
22-Sep-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1000m 14.08 21 293
25-Sep-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 17.52 28 211
04-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 13.55 3875
05-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 07.45 3864
05-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 07.05 3859
06-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3   12.35 38 551 Bodennahe
06-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 13.00 38 632
07-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 10.12 3853
20-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.28 19 751
23-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 16.25 28 211
26-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 08.40 28 131
26-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 08.41 28 123
29-Oct-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 07.28 29 792
03-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 12.30 2814
04-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 La-5 1000m 10.43 18 251
04-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik Low Level 13.58 28 124
04-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 La-5 1200m 10.45 18 263
04-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 La-5 2000m 13.50 28 321
06-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 11.38 18 261
06-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 La-5 200m 12.23 29 763
12-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 La-5 200m 14.00 29 781
12-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 13.57 28 113
12-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 13.58 29 773
25-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 110m 10.43 28 173
25-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 100m 10.45 18 292
25-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 300m 10.41 28 141
29-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 09.17 28 342
29-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 09.30 28 183
29-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 11.40 29 761
29-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.45 28 112
29-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 11.47 28 112
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1700m 08.51 28 141
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 13.49 28 141
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 13.47 18 261
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.45 28 123
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.40 18 261
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 08.56 29 771
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 08.52 28 113
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 Low Level 13.55 29 582
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.50 18 262
30-Dec-42 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 08.54 28 111
06-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 07.52 25 121
06-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 07.53 25 113
06-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 1500m 07.50 25 111
06-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk 1300m 07.51 25 113
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.11 10 253
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.12 10 194
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 12.10 10 271
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.38 10 192
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.37 10 193
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.36 10 193
14-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 10.35 10 194
15-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 200m 11.15 00 234
25-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 09.44 10 152
25-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 3000m 09.45 10 142
25-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09.48 10 161
26-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.00 11 773
26-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.05 11 773
26-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 11.25 10 171
26-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Yak-1 800m 10.59 10 151
26-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.57 10 112
26-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.03 10 111
27-Jan-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 10.42 10 752
09-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 10.10 10 161
09-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 500m 10.12 10 123
09-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 13.12 00 421
11-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-3 1300m 09.54 00 282
11-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 100m 10.06 00 273
11-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1800m 09.51 00 281
19-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11.54 28 441
19-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 11.52 28 354
21-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 09.11 18 464
21-Feb-43 Max Stotz 4./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 09.12 18 463
21-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 I-153 800m 15.27 71 883
21-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 19.07 70 231
22-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-5 200m 11.07 10 442
22-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-5 2500m 11.01 10 414
26-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 19.55 10 142
26-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 19.52 10 152
26-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 19.50 10 123
30-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 6300m 20.00 01 892
30-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 6500m 20.01 01 892
30-May-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2000m 20.25 10 161
01-Jun-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 5000m 16.05 20 121
05-Jun-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-7 4000m 11.51 10 411
05-Jun-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-7 4000m 11.50 10 333
21-Jun-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.20 10 142
21-Jun-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 10.22 10 113
09-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 16.00 54 583
11-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 18.35 45 751
12-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 07.53 45 754
12-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 07.56 45 753
15-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 16.04 44 693
15-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 16.05 44 694
19-Aug-43 Max Stotz 5./JG54 Dogfight   MiA 4572 Dogfight

Knights Cross

Hans 'Beisser' Beisswenger

Hans 'Beisser' Beisswenger was born on 8 November 1916 at Mittelfischhach in the Schwäbisch-Hall region of Württemberg. In 1937, he was serving in the army but transferred to Flak artillery. In 1938, he underwent fighter pilot training. Beisswenger became an instructor and served in this role until winter 1940. In winter 1940, Beisswenger was transferred to JG54. Leutnant Beisswenger was assigned to 6./JG54. He recorded his first victory on 7 April 1941, when he shot down a Yugoslavian Hurricane fighter during the invasion of the Balkans. Later, over the Eastern front, serving with 3./JG54, Beisswenger became a leading scorer in I. Gruppe. He recorded his 20th victory on 24 August and by the end of 1941 had 32 victories to his tally. On 6 April 1942, Beisswenger recorded his 40th victory and his 50th on 8 May. Leutnant Beisswenger was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 9 May for 50 victories. On 11 August 1942, Beisswenger was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG54. He recorded his 75th victory on 15 August. On 23 August, Beisswenger shot down five Russian aircraft (88-92). He recorded his 100th victory on 26 September.

Beisswenger was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 130) on 30 September. By the end of 1942, Beisswenger's victory total stood at 119. Oberleutnant Beisswenger recorded his 125th victory on 23 January 1943 and his 135th on 11 February. He shot down five enemy aircraft on 5 March (146-150). Beisswenger shot down two Russian LaGG-3 fighters near Lake Ilmen on 6 March 1943. However, while attacking another, his Bf-109G-2 (W.Nr. 14236) 'Yellow 4' was rammed by Soviet ace Starshii Leitenant Ivan Kholodov (26 victories) of 32 GIAP, VVS. Kholodov successfully baled out but Beisswenger crashed to his death.

'Beisser'; Beisswenger was credited with 152 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded all but one of his victories over the Eastern front.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location / Comments
1 7.4.1941 17:50 Hurricane 6./JG54 S Neusatz / Hurricane I of Ind Fighter Esk, JKRV flown by Kp Danilo Grbic, baled out wounded
2 22.6.1941 9:50 I-16 6./JG54  
3 26.6.1941 9:30 SB-2 6./JG54  
4 30.6.1941 13:17 SB-2 6./JG54  
5 2.7.1941 18:29 SB-2 6./JG54  
6 2.7.1941 18:30 SB-2 6./JG54  
7 2.7.1941 18:35 SB-2 6./JG54  
8 6.7.1941 18:31 DB-3 6./JG54  
9 7.7.1941 10:55 SB-3 6./JG54  
10 17.7.1941 9:37 SB-2 6./JG54  
11 20.7.1941 18:50 I-18 6./JG54  
12 25.7.1941 8:00 DB-3 6./JG54  
13 30.7.1941 11:20 I-18 6./JG54  
14 31.7.1941 9:12 SB-2 6./JG54  
15 31.7.1941 19:15 SB-2 6./JG54  
16 3.8.1941 12:22 I-16 6./JG54  
17 18.8.1941 18:36 I-18 6./JG54  
18 18.8.1941 18:59 I-18 6./JG54  
19 20.8.1941 7:35 I-16 6./JG54  
20 24.8.1941 17:35 I-18 6./JG54  
21 7.9.1941 11:02 I-16 6./JG54  
22 7.9.1941 18:35 I-18 6./JG54  
23 8.9.1951 18:35 I-18 6./JG54  
24 11.9.1941 18:30 I-18 6./JG54  
25 14.9.1941 12:30 I-16 6./JG54  
26 14.9.1941 16:40 I-18 6./JG54  
27 17.9.1941 17:00 I-18 6./JG54  
28 17.9.1941 17:09 I-18 6./JG54  
29 23.9.1941 10:33 I-16 6./JG54  
30 23.9.1941 14:05 Fesselballon 6./JG54  
31 2.10.1941 9:10 I-18 6./JG54  
32 27.10.1941 13:00 SB-3 6./JG54  
33-54 I-V.1942   22 victories JG54  
55 11.5.1942 11:53 P-40 3./JG54  
56 13.5.1942 17:38 P-40 3./JG54  
57 13.5.1942 17:45 MiG-3 3./JG54  
58 13.5.1942 17:45 MiG-3 3./JG54  
59 28.5.1942 15:10 Pe-2 3./JG54  
60 3.6.1942 5:47 MiG-3 3./JG54  
61 5.6.1942 7:20 MiG-3 3./JG54  
62 18.7.1942 10:53 MiG-3 6./JG54 Bahf. Malyushki
63 19.7.1942 14:58 MiG-3 6./JG54 Samoschi
64 20.7.1942 7:05 Yak-1 6./JG54 Maljutuki
65 27.7.1942 20:25 MiG-3 6./JG54 W Vershinaskoye
66 30.7.1942 18:44 Yak-1 6./JG54 Malaya Kovejebovki
67 2.8.1942 16:15 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Salutsche
68 4.8.1942 12:23 Yak-1 6./JG54 Lovapischty
69 6.8.1942 15:26 Pe-2 6./JG54 ESE Tschatsk
70 6.8.1942 19:20 Yak-1 6./JG54 E Subzoff
71 6.8.1942 19:26 Yak-1 6./JG54 E Subzoff
72 8.8.1942 16:13 Yak-1 6./JG54 SE Pogoreloje
73 9.8.1942 9:36 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
74 9.8.1942 9:39 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
75 9.8.1942 9:42 Yak-1 6./JG54 W Nikolskaya
76 9.8.1942 9:46 Yak-1 6./JG54 W Nikolskaya
77 10.8.1942 18:40 Yak-1 6./JG54 NW Rshev
78 10.8.1942 18:41 Yak-1 6./JG54 NW Rshev
79 11.8.1942 9:36 Pe-2 6./JG54 SE Tsossedowo
80 11.8.1942 9:37 Pe-2 6./JG54 E Tsossedowo
81 12.8.1942 17:30 Il-2 6./JG54 NNW Rshev
82 14.8.1942 18:30 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 554
83 15.8.1942 5:47 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 844
84 15.8.1942 10:20 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 592
85 19.8.1942 12:23 LaGG-3 6./JG54 54 162
86 21.8.1942 6:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 55 853
87 21.8.1942 6:23 Yak-1 6./JG54 55 853
88 23.8.1942 6:10 Pe-2 6./JG54 54 253
89 23.8.1942 6:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 54 234
90 23.8.1942 11:48 Yak-1 6./JG54 54 234
91 23.8.1942 11:53 Yak-1 6./JG54 55 894
92 23.8.1942 14:50 Yak-1 6./JG54 54 260
93 24.8.1942 14:52 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 131
94 25.8.1942 11:50 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 863
95 26.8.1942 9:35 P-2 6./JG54 47 683
96 26.8.1942 14:40 Il-2 6./JG54 37 662
97 28.8.1942 5:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 47 552
98 2.9.1942 18:15 Yak-1 6./JG54 10 242
99 3.9.1942 11:30 LaGG-3 6./JG54 00 244
100 5.9.1942 11:10 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 433
101 26.9.1942 16:53 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 212
102 30.9.1942 8:47 LaGG-3 6./JG54 29 783
103 6.10.1942 7:10 Hurricane 6./JG54 38 757
104 6.10.1942 7:13 Yak-1 6./JG54 28 862
105 6.11.1942 7:20 Pe-2 6./JG54 28 112
106 7.11.1942 8:58 LaGG-3 6./JG54 38 741
107 3.12.1942 12:55 Yak-1 6./JG54 SW Nevatina-See
108 4.12.1942 13:05 La-5 6./JG54 S Strelitzy
109 4.12.1942 13:09 LaGG-3 6./JG54 6km NE r. d. Beduch Ida
110 5.12.1942 7:50 Il-2 6./JG54 N Strelitzy
111 6.12.1942 11:58 La-5 6./JG54 18 262
112 12.12.1942 13:58 LaGG-3 6./JG54 N Worschina-See
113 25.12.1942 12:12 Il-2 6./JG54 18 292
114 29.12.1942 12:35 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 292
115 29.12.1942 12:53 P-39 6./JG54 18 261
116 30.12.1942 11:45 LaGG-3 6./JG54 28 153
117 30.12.1942 12:15 La-5 6./JG54 18 264
118 30.12.1942 14:05 LaGG-3 6./JG54 28 113
119 30.12.1942 14:12 LaGG-3 6./JG54 19 864
120 5.1.1943 9:55 La-5 6./JG54 18 231
121 5.1.1943 10:15 La-5 6./JG54 28 121
122 7.1.1943 10:50 Il-2 6./JG54 19 891
123 14.1.1943 12:15 LaGG-5 6./JG54 10 411
124 14.1.1943 12:45 P-40 6./JG54 00 254
125 15.1.1943 9:50 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 263
126 15.1.1943 9:55 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 264
127 15.1.1943 10:05 P-39 6./JG54 28 142
128 24.1.1943 8:25 P-40 6./JG54 00 262
129 24.1.1943 10:30 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 182
130 25.1.1943 10:05 PS-40 6./JG54 00 233
131 26.1.1943 8:55 MiG-3 6./JG54 00 293
132 26.1.1943 11:08 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 142
133 27.1.1943 14:05 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 153
134 27.1.1943 14:10 LaGG-3 6./JG54 10 142
135 11.2.1943 10:15 LaGG-5 6./JG54 S Seniev
136 18.2.1943 10:20 LaGG-5 6./JG54 10 644
137 19.2.1943 12:09 P-40 6./JG54 18 423
138 20.2.1943 12:15 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 463
139 21.2.1943 8:35 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 451
140 21.2.1943 8:38 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 483
141 21.2.1943 8:40 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 453
142 21.2.1943 8:45 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 414
143 27.2.1943 15:24 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 367
144 27.2.1943 15:35 LaGG-5 6./JG54 18 452
145 2.3.1943 8:38 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 192
146 5.3.1943 6:48 LaGG-3 6./JG54 29 773
147 5.3.1943 9:42 Yak-1 6./JG54 18 221
148 5.3.1943 9:43 Yak-1 6./JG54 18 222
149 5.3.1943 13:50 Il-2 6./JG54 18 213
150 5.3.1943 13:57 Yak-1 6./JG54 18 223
151 6.3.1943 14:53 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 364 / LaGG-3 of 32 GIAP, VVS
152 6.3.1943 14:57 LaGG-3 6./JG54 18 443 / LaGG-3 of 32 GIAP, VVS flown by Starshii Leitenant Ivan Kholodov, baled out

Victories : 152
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1941)
Ritterkreuz (9 May 1942)
Eichenlaub (30 September 1942)
Units : JG54
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Asisbiz database list of 100 aerial victories for Hans Beisswenger

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Apr-41 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Hurricane   17.50 S. Neusatz
11-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   11.53  
13-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 P-40 Kittyhawk   17.38 +  
13-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   17.45  
13-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   17.45  
28-May-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 Pe-2   15.10  
03-Jun-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   05.47  
05-Jun-42 Hans Beisswenger 3./JG54 MiG-3   07.20  
18-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 2./JG54 MiG-3 700m 10.53 Bahf Malyushki
19-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 MiG-3 600m 14.58 Samoschi
20-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2200m 07.05 Maljutuki
27-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 5./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 20.25 West of Vershinaskoye
30-Jul-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 18.44 Malaya Kovejebovki
02-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 16.15 SW Salutsche
04-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 12.23 Lovapischty
06-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1800m 19.20 E Subzoff
06-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 19.26 E Subzoff
06-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2   15.26 ESE Tschatsk
08-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 16.13 SO Pogoreloje
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 09.36 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 09.39 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 09.42 West of Nikolskaya
09-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 800m 09.46 West of Nikolskaya
10-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 5./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 18.40 NW Rshev
10-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 5./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 18.41 NW Rshev
11-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 09.36 SE Tsossedowo
11-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 09.37 ostw Tsossedowo
12-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 17.30 NNW Rshev
14-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 18.30 47 554
15-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1000m 05.47 47 844
15-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1500m 10.20 47 592
19-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 2./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 12.23 54 162
21-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3m 06.10 55 853
21-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 06.23 55 853
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1800m 14.50 54 260
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 06.10 54 253
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 06.10 54 234
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2000m 11.48 54 234
23-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 11.53 55 894
24-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 1300m 14.52 28 131
25-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 800m 11.50 47 863
26-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-2 1000m 09.35 47 683
26-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 14.40 37 662
28-Aug-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 800m 05.10 47 552
02-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 4500m 18.15 10 242
03-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 11.30 00 244
05-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3500m 11.10 28 433
26-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 16.53 28 212
30-Sep-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 08.47 29 783
06-Oct-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 2500m 07.13 28 862
06-Oct-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Hurricane 3000m 07.10 38 757
06-Nov-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Pe-2 3000m 07.20 28 112
07-Nov-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 08.58 38 741
03-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 12.55 SW Nevatina-See
04-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 13.09 6km NE r d Beduch Ida
04-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 13.05 s Strelitzy (Krs Novgorod)
05-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 07.50 N Strelitzy (Krs Novgorod)
06-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 11.58 18 262
12-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 13.58 N Worschina-See
25-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 12.12 18 292
29-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 12.35 18 292
29-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 3500m 12.53 18 261
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 3000m 12.15 18 264
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.05 28 113
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 11.45 28 153
30-Dec-42 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1500m 14.12 19 864
05-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 09.55 18 231
05-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 10.15 28 121
07-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 10.50 19 891
14-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 3500m 12.15 10 411
14-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 12.45 00 254
15-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09.50 18 263
15-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 09.55 18 264
15-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 4200m 10.05 28 142
24-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 10.30 10 182
24-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 2500m 08.25 00 262
25-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 PS-40 500m 10.05 00 233
26-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11.08 10 142
26-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 MiG-3 2200m 08.55 00 293
27-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 14.05 10 153
27-Jan-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 14.10 10 142
11-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1200m 10.15 South of Seniev
18-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 600m 10.20 10 644
19-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 400m 12.09 18 423
20-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 12.15 18 463
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3m 08.45 18 414
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.35 18 451
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.38 18 483
21-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 200m 08.40 18 453
27-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 15.24 18 367
27-Feb-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-5 2000m 15.35 18 452
02-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 30m 08.38 18 192
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 06.48 29 773
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 500m 09.42 18 221
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 600m 09.43 18 222
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 13.50 18 213
05-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Yak-1 Low Level 13.57 18 223
06-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1000m 14.53 18 364
06-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 LaGG-3 600m 14.57 18 443
06-Mar-43 Hans Beisswenger 6./JG54 Dogfight     Dogfight Staraya-Russa

Knights Cross

Heinrich Sterr

Units:6./JG-54 (7/42), 7./JG-54, 6./JG-54 (5/43), Stfkpt 16./JG-54 (9/44)

Awards:RK(12/5/43), DK-G(8/30/43), EP(4/30/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge(1/7/43), Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 WNr13609 'Yellow 10', Fw 190A-6 WNr 530353 'Yellow 4' (lost 10/8/43), Fw 190A-8 WNr 171684 (lost 11/26/44) in 16/JG-54

Remarks:KIA 26 November, 1944, shot down in Werk# 171684 'Blue 4' during a landing, by a pair of P-51's at Vörden Germany airfield. Downed with wounds twice while in 6 Staffel; 1/7/43 in # 13609 'Yellow 10', by 4 Lagg 3's north of Ramuschewo and 10/8/43 in # 530353 'Yellow 4', 3 km northeast of Dymer. Known to fly an Fw 190A 'Yellow 2' also. 127 victories in Russia. His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 at Kola on 19 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 28 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 6 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 10 km N of Worschina See on 12 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 17 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 29 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 30 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-5 on 27 February, 1943. A Pe-2, a P-39 and a LaGG-3 on 7 March, 1943. Seven victories on 2 August, 1943. Six La-5's on 8 October, 1943. An La-5 and an Il-2 on 25 January, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 in the Nijmegen area on 23 September, 1944. Another victory, a B-25 in the same area on 25 September, 1944. Had been nominated for the EL. Photo

Asisbiz database list of 108 aerial victories for Heinrich Sterr

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
19-Jul-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 14:44 Kola
28-Sep-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 13:06 18 442
28-Sep-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2000m 13:15 18 242
29-Sep-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-1 5000m 09:05 18 254
06-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 3500m 12:30 28 354
12-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 300m 14:00 10km N Worschina-See
17-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 13:50 28 653
25-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 12:13 2km SE Strelitzky
29-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 11:05 28 142
29-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 12:40 28 171
30-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2200m 12:17 18 262
30-Dec-42 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 09:45 28 114
07-Jan-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1800m 10:50 18 294
25-Jan-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 09:53 00 291
11-Feb-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 400m 10:19 10 621
23-Feb-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 50m 13:47 19 842
27-Feb-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 1500m 15:26 28 311
27-Feb-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1800m 15:38 18 492
28-Feb-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 2500m 13:55 18 382
28-Feb-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2800m 13:57 18 382
05-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1800m 16:16 18 364
05-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1200m 16:17 18 362
07-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3000m 15:57 18 473
07-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 2300m 09:22 18 274
07-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1800m 15:55 18 472
14-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4800m 13:58 18 452
15-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 15:53 18 272
18-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 1200m 09:18 18 221
19-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 4000m 15:24 00 412
23-Mar-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 600m 08:06 00 411
17-May-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 600m 05:09 10 742
22-May-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 3200m 10:56 71 893
22-May-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-5 50m 10:58 70 222
30-May-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-1 4500m 13:44 10 113
30-May-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4900m 20:16 11 773
03-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 1500m 12:57 90 141
10-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 100m 15:52 90 121
17-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3800m 05:07 20 224
17-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Hurricane 3500m 05:17 20 174
18-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 3400m 12:12 10 262
23-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 5200m 20:07 11 741
24-Jun-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-9 20m 11:11 20 191
09-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-9 5600m 08:42 10 264
12-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 18:19 64 882
13-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 14:14 63 273
13-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 14:16 63 254
14-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 400m 14:15 54 352
14-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 800m 14:20 54 333
17-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1800m 06:47 54 613
18-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 La-5 3500m 19:18 54 455
19-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-7 900m 11:43 54 622
19-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-7 1000m 11:41 54 623
21-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1200m 07:13 63 211
28-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1500m 09:18 10 172
28-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-7 3000m 14:56 10 441
28-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 2000m 09:15 10 243
29-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3200m 08:05 10 194
29-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-7 2700m 08:08 10 413
29-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Pe-2 1200m 08:11 10 191
31-Jul-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 50m 13:54 10 142
01-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 50m 06:31 10 142
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 12:57 10 323
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3400m 19:21 10 354
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 5000m 17:34 10 113
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1400m 13:24 10 331
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 600m 12:55 10 322
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 10:25 10 182
02-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1200m 13:25 10 183
11-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 LaGG-3 1600m 05:10 45 724
12-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 2000m 07:50 45 751
12-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3200m 07:59 45 761
12-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-7 1200m 16:02 45 742
14-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 2200m 04:59 45 751
14-Aug-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1800m 05:02 45 753
07-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 4200m 13:39 11 794
07-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 1600m 14:03 10 124
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3000m 05:57 01 131
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3200m 08:27 01 413
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 4000m 08:24 01 411
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 4000m 05:51 02 793
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3500m 08:25 01 413
08-Oct-43 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 3400m 05:53 02 794
25-Jan-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 2000m 10:46 90 571
25-Jan-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10:48 80 661
28-Jan-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 La-5 50m 15:10 80 663
19-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Yak-9 3500m 09:36 88 133
27-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 06:20 78 532
27-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 06:20 78 254
27-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 900m 06:24 78 260
27-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 06:26 78 264
31-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Pe-2 1100m 17:12 78 243
31-Mar-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 3000m 12:43 88 334
01-Apr-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Yak-9 200m 12:45 88 392
02-Apr-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 2200m 14:40 88 413
08-Apr-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 05:33 78 291
28-Apr-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Yak-9 400m 17:52 87 694
28-Apr-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 17:54 97 572
28-Apr-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 17:54 97 572
01-May-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-9 1000m 11:10 96 543
01-May-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 30m 11:13 96 381
01-May-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 20m 11:14 96 381
28-Jun-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-1 3000m 08:00 94 782
09-Jul-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 P-40 Warhawk 4200m 09:39 41 165
15-Jul-44 Heinrich Sterr 6./JG54 Yak-9 200m 13:48 50 155
21-Jul-44 Heinrich Sterr 4./JG54 Yak-9 3400m 04:15 32 68
12-Aug-44 Heinrich Sterr 16./JG54 Yak-9 1500m 10:15 Warka
23-Sep-44 Heinrich Sterr 16./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 10m 18:45 62/35/6 (Nijmegen area)
25-Sep-44 Heinrich Sterr 16./JG54 B-25 Mitchell 1500m 18:05 52/23/8

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Detlef Jung

Units:6./JG-54 (10/43 S.U.), 16./JG-54 (9/44)

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

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-8 WNr 732055 'Blue 3' (lost 9/21/44)

Remarks:MIA 21 September, 1944 after aerial combat in his A-8 with a Spitfire over Bereich Arnheim, crashing on Goorseweg in Lochem Holland. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 21 October, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 22 November, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 29 November, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 28 January, 1944. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all three U-2's on 16 February, 1944. A 9th, an Il-2 on 27 March, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 3 April, 1944. Nos. 11 & 12, both Il-2's on 8 April, 1944. A 13th, an Il-2 on 1 May, 1944.

Asisbiz database list of 13 aerial victories for Detlef Jung

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
21-Oct-43 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 07:29 11 773
22-Nov-43 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 08:55 91 592
29-Nov-43 Detlef Jung 6./JG54   250m 14:31 91 613
15-Jan-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 50m 12:21 90 583
28-Jan-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 200m 12:03 90 544
16-Feb-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 U-2 10m 07:16 00 693
16-Feb-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 U-2 30m 07:12 00 573
16-Feb-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 U-2 30m 07:11 00 693
27-Mar-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 06:24 78 213
03-Apr-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 10m 12:28 88 363
08-Apr-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 05:29 78 264
08-Apr-44 Detlef Jung 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 05:28 78 783
01-May-44 Detlef Jung 5./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 800m 09:33 96 545

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Rudolf Klemm

Rudolf Klemm was born on 10 February 1918 at Haltingen in the Lorrach region of Baden. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1937. Following several years as a flying instructor, Klemm was transferred to JG54, based on the Eastern front, in December 1941. Oberfeldwebel Klemm was assigned to 8./JG54. He gained his first victory on 7 February 1942. Klemm claimed a further victory on 4 April, which was also the 2,000th victory recorded by JG54. He claimed 10 victories in September, including five Russian fighters shot down on 29 September to record his eighth through 12th victories. When III./JG54 was relocated to the Western front, Klemm had 23 victories to his credit. In March 1943, Klemm was promoted to officer rank and was transferred to 9./JG54. On 17 April, he claimed his first fourengine bomber shot down: a USAAF B-17 15km southwest of Ahlhorn.

On 14 May, he claimed his 25th victory but then his Bf-109 G-4 (W.Nr. 16 144) "Yellow 10" was hit by German flak and he was wounded, blinding him in one eye. Despite this handicap, Klemm returned to combat duty some weeks later. In November 1943, Klemm transferred to the Stabsstaffel of III./JG54. On 1 February 1944, Klemm was appointed Staffelkapitan of 7./JG54. He had accumulated 27 victories at this time. He recorded his 32nd victory on 8 April. On 9 April he was shot down and wounded in Bf-109 G-6 (W.Nr. 15 573) "White 1" by escorting USAAF P-47 fighters. Subsequently, two toes had to be amputated. Klemm was transferred to IV./JG54 based on the Eastern front in summer 1944. Hauptmann Klemm was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 18 November for 39 victories. On 1 December, Klemm was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG54.

He led the Gruppe until its dissolution in February 1945. On 15 February 1945, Klemm was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG54 based on the Western front under the control of JG26. He replaced Hauptmann Robert "Bazi" Wei? (121 victories, RK-EL) who Aces of the Luftwaffe - Rudolf Klemm had been shot down and killed on 29 December 1944. III./JG54 was redesignated IV./JG26 on 25 February and was based at Varrelbusch. On 19 March 1945, he claimed his 42nd, and last, victory when he shot down a USAAF P-51 fighter 10km northwest of Nordhorn. Klemm received orders to report to JG7 on 17 April 1945. He was destined never to reach the unit before the end of the war. Rudolf Klemm was credited with 42 victories in 293 missions. He recorded 13 victories over the Western front, including 8 four-engine bombers.

No Date Time Enemy A/C Type Unit Location
1 7.2.1942 11:35 Il-2 8./JG54  
2 4.4.1942 10:42 Pe-2 8./JG54 Leningrad area / Geschwader's 2000th confirmed kill
3 11.8.1942 15:40 LaGG-3 8./JG54 29 773
4 1.9.1942 8:43 LaGG-3 8./JG54 10 112
5 10.9.1942 13:27 LaGG-3 8./JG54 00 263
6 12.9.1942 8:42 LaGG-3 8./JG54 10 184
7 21.9.1942 9:43 I-16 8./JG54 11 741
8 29.9.1942 14:55 MiG-3 8./JG54 00 261
9 29.9.1942 15:04 I-16 8./JG54 00 263
10 29.9.1942 15:09 I-16 8./JG54 00 251
11 29.9.1942 15:09 I-16 8./JG54 00 251
12 29.9.1942 15:10 I-16 8./JG54 00 252
13 30.9.1942 15:34 MiG-3 8./JG54 00 242
14 7.11.1942 13:52 Il-2 8./JG54 28 263
15 7.11.1942 14:00 LaGG-3 8./JG54 38 141
16 30.12.1942 8:03 LaGG-3 9./JG54 7 683
17 4.1.1943 13:25 Il-2 9./JG54 7 731
18 5.1.1943 8:40 Il-2 9./JG54 7 723
19 12.1.1943 5:03 Il-2 9./JG54 7 652
20 12.1.1943 9:03 Il-2 9./JG54 17 572
21 14.1.1943 12:25 MiG-3 9./JG54 7 594
22 15.1.1943 11:30 Pe-2 9./JG54 17 513
23 18.1.1943 7:55 DB-3 9./JG54 7 772
24 17.4.1943 13:21 B-17 9./JG54 15km SW Ahlhorn
25 14.5.1943 12:08 B-24 9./JG54 Rieseby - 8km N Eckernforde
26 9.10.1943 11:30 B-17 7./JG54 Neubrandenburg
27 9.10.1943 12:00 B-17 7./JG54 BG-7.1
28 20.2.1944 12:45 B-17 7./JG54 GT
29 22.2.1944 13:45 B-17 7./JG54 E Detmold
  6.3.1944 12:07 B-17 7./JG54 Loningen / not confirmed
30 6.3.1944 14:28 B-24 7./JG54 Soge-Cloppenburg
31 8.4.1944 13:53 B-24 7./JG54 14km N Celle
32 8.4.1944 16:25 P-38 7./JG54 SW Twistringen
33 15.7.1944 14:33 P-39 12./JG54 50 177
34 20.7.1944 18:58 Yak-9 12./JG54 32 813
35 5.8.1944 16:28 Yak-9 15./JG54 12 188
36 6.8.1944 14:55 Yak-9 15./JG54 12 363
37 27.8.1944 16:14 Yak-9 15./JG54 13 235
38 1.9.1944 14:04 Yak-11 15./JG54 13 527
39 26.9.1944 14:16 P-47 15./JG54 Doetinchem
40 18.12.1944 10:33 P-47 Stab IV./JG 54 S Bullingen
41 18.12.1944 10:42 P-47 Stab IV./JG 54 W Adenau
42 19.3.1945 13:35 P-51 IV./JG26 10 km NW Nordhorn

Victories : 42
Awards : Ehrenpokal (22 February 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 February 1944)
Ritterkreuz (18 November 1944)
Units : JG54, JG26
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Asisbiz database list of 43 aerial victories out of 42 for Rudolf Klemm

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
07-Feb-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik   11.35  
04-Apr-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 Pe-2   10.42  
11-Aug-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 700m 15.40 29 773
01-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 2000m 08.43 10 112
10-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 13.27 00 263
12-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 08.42 10 184
21-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 2200m 09.43 11 741
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1500m 15.09 00 251
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1800m 15.04 00 263
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1000m 15.09 00 251
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 I-16 Rata 1500m 15.10 00 252
29-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 MiG-3 5000m 14.55 00 261
30-Sep-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 MiG-3 1200m 15.34 00 242
07-Nov-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 LaGG-3 500m 14.00 38 141
07-Nov-42 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1000m 13.52 28 263
30-Dec-42 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 LaGG-3 2500m 12.08 07 683
04-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 250m 13.25 07 731 (based Smolensk)
05-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 300m 08.40 07 723
12-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 500m 13.09 17 572
12-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 1200m 13.05 07 652
14-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 MiG-3 4000m 12.25 07 594
15-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 Pe-2 50m 11.30 17 513
18-Jan-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 DB-3 1500m 07.55 07 772
17-Apr-43 Rudolf Klemm 8./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7200m 13.21 15km SW Ahlhorn
14-May-43 Rudolf Klemm 9./JG54 B-24 Liberator 7600m 12.08 Rieseby (8km N Eckernforde)
09-Oct-43 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 4-5000m 11.30 BG-71 (Neubrandenburg)
09-Oct-43 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 4-5000m 12.00 BG-71
20-Feb-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 6200m 12.45 GT
22-Feb-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 7500m 13.45 JT-42 (E Detmold)
06-Mar-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-24 Liberator 4000m 14.28 EQ (Soge-Cloppenburg)
06-Mar-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-17 Fortress 5800m 12.07 EQ-9 to EQ-7 (Loningen)
08-Apr-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 P-38 Lightning 500m 16.25 7 (SW Twistringen)
08-Apr-44 Rudolf Klemm 7./JG54 B-24 Liberator 6500m 13.53 EA 7 (14km N Celle)
15-Jul-44 Rudolf Klemm 12./JG54 P-39 Aircobra 1200m 14.33 50 177
20-Jul-44 Rudolf Klemm 12./JG54 Yak-9 2500m 18.58 32 813
05-Aug-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-9 1200m 16.28 12 188
06-Aug-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-9 1400m 14.55 12 363
27-Aug-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-9 2600m 16.14 13 235
01-Sep-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 Yak-11 900m 14.04 13 527
26-Sep-44 Rudolf Klemm 15./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 50m 14.16 05 Ost S/JN 1-3 (Doetinchem)
18-Dec-44 Rudolf Klemm Stab IV./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 1800m 10.33 PN-5 (S Bullingen)
18-Dec-44 Rudolf Klemm Stab IV./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 100m 10.42 PO-5 (W Adenau)
19-Mar-45 Rudolf Klemm Stab IV./JG26 P-51 Mustang   13.35 GQ3 10km NW Nordhorn

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Karl Resch

Units:6./JG-54 (1/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 6./JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 13./JG-54 (9/44), Stfkpt 15./JG-54 (12/44)

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

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-9 WNr 205118 'Yellow 1' (lost 1/45)

Remarks:KIA 14 January, 1945 in aerial combat with Allied fighters over Münsterland near the Mittelland Kanal, by Broxten/Westf. (Siedlung Vennemoor). Buried Damme Friedhof, 10/4 (Rosseels). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 9 January, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, an La-5 on 22 January, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, an La-5 on 24 January, 1944. A 4th Soviet, an Il-2 on 27 March, 1944. A 5th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 3 April, 1944. A 6th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 28 June, 1944. Soviet nos. 7 & 8, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 at Kaluga on 19 July, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, both Soviet, a Yak-11 and an Il-2 in the Kreutsburg area on 7 August, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 in the Nijmegen area on 23 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-38 SE of St Vith on 17 December, 1944. A P-47 at Zülpich on 18 December, 1944.

Asisbiz database list of 11 aerial victories for Carl Resch

Date Pilot Name Unit Enemy A/C Type Height Time Location
09-Jan-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 LaGG-5 700m 10:20 80163
22-Jan-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 La-5 1000m 14:40 90711
24-Jan-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 La-5 3500m 14:04 80631
27-Mar-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 400m 06:28 78 264
03-Apr-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 Yak-9 2000m 08:30 88 392
28-Jun-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 Yak-9 100m 18:57 97 781
19-Jul-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 Yak-9 400m 19:35 32 866
19-Jul-44 Carl Resch 6./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 40m 19:29 West of Mosur 42 771 (Kaluga)
07-Aug-44 Carl Resch 2./JG54 Il-2 Sturmovik 100m 10:44 12 337
07-Aug-44 Carl Resch 2./JG54 Yak-11 500m 10:43 12 346
23-Sep-44 Carl Resch 13./JG54 P-47 Thunderbolt 800m 18:37 52/29/6 (Raum Nijmegen)

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Gerhard Ohlenschläger

Units:15./JG-54

Awards:Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-8 'Yel ?' (lost), A-9, Fw 190A-8 WNr 732088 'Black 15 +~' (lost 1/1/45)

Remarks:POW 1 January, 1945 after being shot down with wounds over Breda during the attack on Melsbroek airfield. Shot down without wounds 14 December, 1944 in an A-8 'Yellow ?' in aerial combat with 3 P-51's over Schnee Eifel.

No known aerial victories for Gerhard Ohlenschläger

 Some of the most widely used Book References:

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

 Some of the most widely used Magazine References:

  • Airfix Magazines (English) - http://www.airfix.com/
  • Avions (French) - http://www.aerostories.org/~aerobiblio/rubrique10.html
  • FlyPast (English) - http://www.flypast.com/
  • Flugzeug Publikations GmbH (German) - http://vdmedien.com/flugzeug-publikations-gmbh-hersteller_verlag-vdm-heinz-nickel-33.html
  • Flugzeug Classic (German) - http://www.flugzeugclassic.de/
  • Klassiker (German) - http://shop.flugrevue.de/abo/klassiker-der-luftfahrt
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://boutique.editions-lariviere.fr/site/abonnement-le-fana-de-l-aviation-626-4-6.html
  • Le Fana de L'Aviation (French) - http://www.pdfmagazines.org/tags/Le+Fana+De+L+Aviation/
  • Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
  • Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/

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