Sturmstaffel 1 - ST1 or SST1
Aircrew Sturmstaffel 1 pilots being addressed by Jagddivision Walter Grabmann 1944 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 ST1 White 2 flown by Werner Gerth Dortmund Germany 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 JG1.1 White 5 Dortmund Germany 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 (Sturmst. 1) 1./ST1 White 1 flown by Hans-Gunther von Kornatzki Dortmund Germany March 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 ST1 White 2 flown by Gerhard Vivroux Dortmund Germany 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 JG1.1 White 7 flown by Erwin Bacsila Dortmund Germany 1944
0 Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 JG1.1 White 7 flown by Erwin Bacsila Dortmund Germany 1944 0A
Artwork profile Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Sturmstaffel 1 White 1 Hans Gunther von Kornatzki Dortmund 1944 0A
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8/R-2 Black 8 flown by Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz, IV./JG3, 11.Staffel, Dreux, June 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 cowling showing Sturmstaffel 1 emblem 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 ST1 (W2+) Gerhard Vivroux Dortmund 1944 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 ST1 pilots getting ready for another mission Dortmund 1944 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 ST1 pilots getting ready for another mission Dortmund Germany 1944 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 ST1 warming up for another mission Dortmund Germany 1944 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Sturmstaffel 1 Dortmund Germany 1944 01
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Sturmstaffel 1 Reich Defence Dortmund Jan 1944
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Sturmstaffel 1 Salzwedel Germany 1944 01-03
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Sturmstaffel 1 white 11 Salzwedel Germany 1944 03
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A6 Sturmstaffel 1 White 7 Erwin Bacsila Jan 20 1944 01-03
Focke-Wulf Fw 190A7 ST1 White 14+ flown by Uffz. Oskar Bosch based Langenhagen and Salzwedel February 1944.
Photo: Oskar Bosch sitting with his mechanic Salzwedel late February 1944, Bosch was eventually cedited with 18 kills, including 8 four engined bombers, during his career and scored two confirmed kills whilst with Sturmstaffel 1
Focke-Wulf Fw-190A7 W.Nr. 642962, flown by Maj. Hans-Günther von Kornatzki, CO of Sturmstaffel 1, Salzwedel Air Base, Germany, February, 1944
Von Kornatzki joined the Luftwaffe in 1933. His combat experience grew during the Battle of Britain as he acted as CO of II./JG 52. From October 1943, he led Sturmstaffel 1, the specialized unit focused on combat against four-engined bombers. Von Kornatzki died in an emergency landing on September 12, 1944, caused by return fire from a B-17 Flying Fortress. The black-white-black band identifies this as a Sturmstaffel 1 aircraft. The Sturmstaffel 1 Fw 190s, the forerunners of the Fw 190 A-8/R2 Sturmbocks, had the additional protection of bullet-proof glass on the canopy and armoured plates on the cockpit sides. Note the Sturmstaffel 1 badge on the left side of the cowling.
W.Nr. 642962, flown by Maj. Hans-Günther von Kornatzki, CO of Sturmstaffel 1, Salzwedel Air Base, Germany, February, 1944. Von Kornatzki vstoupil do øad Luftwaffe v roce 1933. Bojové ostruhy získal bìhem bitvy o Británii, kdy velel II./JG 52. Od øíjna 1943 zastával funkci velitele Sturmstaffel 1, speciální jednotky urèené pro boj se ètyømotorovými bombardéry. Von Kornatzki padl dne 12. záøí 1944 pøi nouzovém pøistání zpùsobeném odvetnou palbou z B-17. Standardnì kamuflovaný letoun nese na zádi èernobílý pruh oznaèující letouny ze stavu Sturmstaffel 1. Stroje této jednotkly, pøedchùdci Fw 190A-8/R2 Sturmbock, mìly na bocích kabiny a odsuvné èásti pøekrytu kabiny instalováno pøídavné pancéøování. Na levé stranì motorového krytu je znak Sturmstaffel 1.
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Units:Kdr II./ZG-1 (9/39), 11(Nacht)./JG-2 (3/40), Stfkpt 7./JG-52, Sturmstaffel 1, Kdr IV./JG-3 (1/45)
Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 109E & Bf 110 in ZG-1, Fw 190A in JG-3, Fw 190A-6 in Sturmstaffel 1(1/44)
Remarks:Served in the Austrian Air Force in the 1930's. Polish Campaign. The Fw 190A-6 bore 'White 7'. Served also in JG-77 in N. Africa (11/42), EKdo 16, JG-301, and JG-400. Deceased 1982. Sources say his victories number anywhere from 2 to 34. One known victory, his 13th, a P-40 in N. Africa on 9 November, 1942. His 14th, a Spitfire in N. Africa on 13 December, 1942. Deceased 3 March, 1982. Magnus suggests he was also in JG-77 and JG-301. Alternate spelling: Bacsila or Bascilla.
Asisbiz database list of 2 aerial victories for Erwin Bacsila
Units:Sturmstaffel 1 (joins 4/44), 11./JG-3 (5/44), 14./JG-3 (11/44), I./JG-3, 14./JG-3 (3/45)
Awards:DK-G, EP, EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8/R2 'Black 14' in Sturmstaffel 1, Fw 190A-8/R8 'White 14' 'Sturmbock'
Remarks:Magnus Report. 8 bombers; 6 B-17's and 2 B-24's. Entered combat in April, 1944. 120 combat missions. One known victory, nos 1 & 2, both B-17's; one NE of Gifhorn, one 5 km NW of Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 in the area of Peine-Wolfsburg on 8 May, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 at Lechtaler Alpen on 3 August, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Münden, NE of Kassel, on 16 August, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 NW of Halle on 2 November, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 in the Ardennes sector on 25 December, 1944. His 10th, a Spitfire on 1 January, 1945. His 11th, a Pe-2 on 18 February, 1945. His 12th, a P-39 on 19 February, 1945. No 13, a P-39 on 3 March, 1945. His 14th, a Yak-9 on 11 March, 1945. His 15th, an La-5 on 19 March, 1945. His 16th, an Il-2 on 21 March, 1945. His 17th victory, a Yak-9 on 18 April, 1945. His 18th, and last victory, ramming a Yak-3 (another source says a Yak-9) on 24 April, 1945. Shot down 8 times with four bailouts and four crash landings. Alternate spelling: Boesch. Autographed photo at $50. Reportedly, he is one of three known Rammtrager survivors. Alternate spelling: Boesch.
Asisbiz database list of 19 aerial victories for Oskar Bosch
Units:7/JG-53(7/43 Italy), Stab/JG-300(1/44), Sturmstf 1(1/44), 11/JG-3(7/44), II/JG-4(Sturmgruppen unit?), 14/JG-3 (11/44)
Awards:RK(10/29/44), DK-G(1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Fw 190A-6 & Bf 109G-6 in JG-300, Fw 190A-8/R2 WNr 682057(Rammtrager lost 11/2/44)
Remarks:KIA 2 November, 1944, in Wk# 682057 when he reportedly rammed a B-17 headed for the Gelsenkirchen Oil facility. After the collision, he was unable to bail out of the falling mass of wreckage. There is little evidence to support the ramming. His wingman this date, Fw Oscar Bösch, indicated Gerth was shot down by fighters. In addition, he was reported to have bailed, but his chute did not open. Promoted to Hptm posthumously. One of the most daring of the JG 3 pilots, he was shot down nearly a dozen times. He was known to have lost a JG 300 aircraft on 2 January, 1944, circumstances unknown. One known victory, a B-17 at Bielefeld on 22 February, 1944, while in Sturmstaffel 1. His 4th & 5th, both B-24's; one at Salzgitter, the other at Haldersleben, on 11 April, 1944. His 7th and 8th, both B-17's, one NE of Gifhorn and one at Miesterhorst on 29 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 10th, a B-17 at Fehmarn Belt on 19 May, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 at Lechtaler Alpen on 3 August, 1944. His 25th, a P-51 at Quedlingburg on 11 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 30+ victories.
Asisbiz database list of 27 aerial victories for Werner Gerth
Maj. Hans-Günther von Kornatzki, CO
Units:Kdr II/JG-52 (8/40 Peuplingues), Sturmstaffel 1/JG-1 (1/44), JG-3, Kdr II(Sturm)/JG-4 (7/44)
Awards:EK 1 & 2, Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps
Known Aircraft:Ar 65 (4/35), Bf 109C,D & E in JG-52, He-51, Fw 190A-6 'White 1' in JG-1, Fw 190A-8/R2 WNr 681424 'Green 3' (lost 9/12/44)
Remarks:KIA 12 September, 1944 shortly after his 6th victory! Stfkpt in 3/Fl Grp Damm in April, 1935. Channel pilot. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, leading Sturmstaffel 1. His 5th victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Beckum-Hamm on 23 March, 1944. A 6th victory, a B-17 E of Helmstedt on 12 September, 1944. He seems to be the person credited with the idea of the Rammtrager concept, which led to the Sturmgruppes. Another source states his name as Horst Günther. Another, Walter. Another, Hans Georg. Alternate spelling: Kornatski.
Asisbiz database list of 3 aerial victories for Hans-Günther von Kornatzki
Willi Maximowitz was born on 29 January 1920 at Wuppertal-Barnen. At the end of 1943, when Major von Kornatzski (6 victories) was looking for volunteers for Sturmstaffel 1, Maximowitz, by this time an Unteroffizier with JG1, was one of those who enlisted. He had already achieved his first success when he shot down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber on 30 January 1944. On 23 March 1944, he shot down his third four-engine bomber, a USAAF B-17, but his Focke-Wulf 190 A-6 (W.Nr. 551 099) "White 10" was hit by return fire from the bombers and a wounded Maximowitz had to bale out near Wuppertal. Following recovery from his wounds he returned to Sturmstaffel 1 and added another B-17, shot down over Helmstedt on 29 April 1944, to his tally. On 8 May 1944, Sturmstaffel 1 was integrated into IV./JG3 as its 11. Staffel. In June , Maximowitz undertook combat flights in support of the German army in Normandy. These missions were flown with IV.Gruppe from Dreux airfield in France. Maximowitz shot down a B-17 near Leipzig for his 10th victory on 20 July. On 28 July , IV./JG3 scrambled against USAAF four-engine bombers. Maximowitz was shot down by the fighter escort and was slightly wounded. On 30 July, he was promoted to the rank of Feldwebel, but was wounded in a landing accident in Fw 190 A-8/R2 (W.Nr. 680 756). After recuperating from his injuries, he returned to his unit (renamed 14./JG3 on 10 August).
Willi Maximowitz was credited with 27 victories. He recorded 12 victories over the Eastern front. All 15 victories recorded over the Western front were four-engine bombers. He claimed one bomber by ramming on 23 March 1944 and possibly rammed another bomber, date unknown. Maximowitz was posthumously awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 1 January 1945.
Victories : 27
Asisbiz database list of 22 aerial victories for Willi Maximowitz
Units:Sturmstaffel 1 (1/44), 11./JG-3 (5/44)
Awards:EP, EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Known Aircraft:Bf 109, Fw 190A
Remarks:WIA 6 October, 1944; DOW 24 October, 1944 (Magnus). 10 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 NW of Rhinow on 4 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 between Hamm and Dortmund on 23 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 3rd, a B-17 at Loburg-Wiesenburg on 11 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 NE of Mannheim on 13 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 at Marienthal, E of Königslutter, on 29 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 (HSS) at Nidda on 12 May, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 (HSS) near Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 at Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 at Hettstedt-Querfurt on 11 September, 1944. His 10th, a B-24 at Eisenach on 27 September, 1944. His 11th, a P-51 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 september, 1944.
Asisbiz database list of 11 aerial victories for Gerhard Vivroux
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)
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- Osprey (English) - http://www.ospreypublishing.com/
- Revi Magazines (Czech) - http://www.revi.cz/