Zerstörergeschwader 26 Geschwader Stab Zerstörergeschwader 26 - ZG26 code U8 and 3U

Aircrew Luftwaffe ZG26 pilot Eduard Tratt 01

Geschwader Stab Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 410A1 Hornisse Geschwader Stab ZG26 (3UAA) Germany 1944 0A

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Me 410A1 Geschwader Stab KG26 (3U+AA) Germany 1944 0A

Stab I. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 410A2U4 Hornet I.KG26 (3UZ) WNr 10157 Konigsberg July 1944 0A

Messerschmitt Me 410A-2/U4 I./KG26 (3U+Z) W.Nr10157 BK5 armed Me410 used by I./ZG26 Konigsberg airfield Summer 1944.

Stab II. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Luftwaffe Gruppenkommandeur II.ZG26 Hptm Gunther Weyl 1944

Messerschmitt Me 410A1U4 Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) WNr 420292 Germany 1944 0A

Profile 00: This profile is of a Messerschmitt Me 410B-1/U4 Hornisse belonging to II./ZG26 coded (3U+CC) and was Werk Nummer 420430 was stationed Koenigsberg in Germany 1944. This aircraft 3U+CC (cn 420430) was captured complete and flew with the RAF's assessment unit at Farnborough after WWII as TF209. Its now with the Aerospace Museum at RAF Cosford, England. 'Hornisse' means 'Hornet' and looks somewhat like the Hornet derivative of the DH Mosquito.

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) Germany 1944 0B

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 01

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 02

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 03

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 04

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 05

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 06

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 07

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 08

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse Stab II.ZG26 (3UCC) RAF Cosford Museum 09

Photo 01: This photo taken during the war shows Messerschmitt Me 410B-1/U4 Hornisse belonging to II./ZG26 coded (3U+CC) and was Werk Nummer 420430 was stationed Koenigsberg in Germany 1944. This aircraft 3U+CC (cn 420430) was captured complete and flew with the RAF's assessment unit at Farnborough after WWII as TF209. Its now with the Aerospace Museum at RAF Cosford, England.

Messerschmitt Me 410A1U4 6.ZG26 (3UEC) WNr 420493 Richard Wilde Karl Lapsie 12th May 1944 0A

Profile 00: This profile is of a Messerschmitt Me 410 A-1/U4 6./ZG26 (3U+EC) Werk Nr 420493 flown by Richard Wilde and Bordfunker Karl Lapsie 12th May 1944

Messerschmitt Me 410A1U4 6.ZG26 (3UEC) WNr 420493 Richard Wilde Karl Lapsie 12th May 1944 0B

Stab III. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 410A1 Hornisse Stab III.ZG26 (3UDD) WG21 Diepholz Germany 1943 01

Photo's 01-09: Photo's taken from the Aerospace Museum at RAF Cosford, England. http://www.airliners.net

2. Staffel I. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 410B 2./ZG26 (3U+CK) Seerappen Germany 1944

3. Staffel I. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 210C Hornet 3.ZG26 (3UUL) Sicily 1943 0A

Profile 00: Me 210C-2 belonging to 3./ZG26 (Zerstoerergeschwader), coded (3U+UL) based in Sicily during 1943.

4. Staffel II. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 410B1 Hornisse 4.ZG26 (3UHM) in formation Konigsberg Mar 1944 01

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Me 410B-2/U4 Hornisse belonging to 4./ZG26 coded (3U+HM) and was stationed in Germany 1944

Messerschmitt Me 410B1 Hornisse 4.ZG26 (3UBM) Germany 1944 0A

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Me 410B-2/U4 Hornisse belonging to 4./ZG26 coded (3U+BM) and was stationed in Germany 1944

5. Staffel II. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 76

Me 410B2 Hornisse 5.ZG26 (3UEN) equipped 5cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

Me 410B2 Hornisse 5.ZG26 3UBN 3UCN dispersal area Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

Profile 00: Messerschmitt Me 410B-2/U4 Hornisse belonging to 5./ZG26 (3U+CN) equipped 5 cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg-Neumark 1944. Note the aircraft in the background has the 'C' reversed.
Book Reference: Jet & Prop Foto-Archiv Band 4

Messerschmitt Me 410B1 Hornisse 5.ZG26 (3UBN) equipped 5cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

Photo 00: Messerschmitt Me 410B-2/U4 Hornisse belonging to 5./ZG26 (3U+BN) equipped 5 cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg-Neumark 1944.
Book Reference: Jet & Prop Foto-Archiv Band 4

Messerschmitt Me 410B1 Hornisse 5.ZG26 (3UBN) WNr 420020 5cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

Messerschmitt Me 410 B-1 Hornisse 5.ZG26 close up 5cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

Messerschmitt Me 410 B-1/U4 Hornisse 5.ZG26 during engine warm up Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

Messerschmitt Me 410B2 Hornisse 5.ZG26 close up 5cm BK5 Cannon Konigsberg Neumark 1944 01

6. Staffel III. Gruppe Zerstörergeschwader 26

Messerschmitt Me 410A1U4 Hornisse 6.ZG26 (3UEP) WNr 420465 5cm BK5 1944 0A

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse 6.ZG26 (3UCP) Germany 1944 0A

Profile 00: This painting is of a Messerschmitt Me 410B-2/U4 Hornisse belonging to 6./ZG26 coded (3U+CP) and was stationed in Germany 1944 by John Wallin Liberto
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Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse 6.ZG26 (3UCP) Germany 1944 0B

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse 6.ZG26 (3UVP) WNr 420430 Germany 1944 0A

Messerschmitt Me 410B Hornisse 6.ZG26 (3UVP) WNr 420430 Germany 1944 0B

Messerschmitt Me 410A Hornisse 6.ZG26 (Y7-) Germany 01

Photo 01: Me 410A-1 of 2nd Group ZG26 (Zerstoerergeschwader), Hildesheim, 1944-1945. RLM 82/81/76.

Messerschmitt Me 410A Hornisse 6.ZG26 (Y7-) Germany 0A

Profile 00: Me 410A-1 of 2nd Group ZG26 (Zerstoerergeschwader), W.Nr. 10117 Hildesheim, 1944-1945. RLM 82/81/76.

Messerschmitt Me 410A Hornisse 6.ZG26 (Y7-) Germany 0B

Profile 00: Me 410A-1 of 2nd Group ZG26 (Zerstoerergeschwader), W.NR. 10117 Hildesheim, 1944-1945. RLM 82/81/76.

Messerschmitt Me 410A Hornisse 6.ZG26 (Y7-) Germany 0C

Messerschmitt Me 410B 6./ZG26 (3U+VP) Werk Nr 420430 Germany 1944

Profile 00: This profile is of a Messerschmitt Me 410B-2/U4 Hornisse belonging to 6./ZG26 coded (3U+VP) and was stationed in Germany 1944.

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Eduard Tratt

Units: 1/ZG-1, 1/EKdo-210, I/SKG-210, I/ZG-1, Stfkpt 6/ZG-26, Ekdo/JG-1(6/43), Kdr II/ZG-26 (1/44)

Awards: RK(4/12/42)-EL(3/26/44 Post), DK-G(8/2/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp

Known Aircraft: Bf 110E-2 WNr 3794 '3U+BP', Fw 190A-5 & (6/43), Me 410A-1 WNr 420410 '3U+Blue 1'

Remarks: KIA 22 February, 1944 in aerial combat in Wk# 420410 near Nordhausen/Harz. WIA 14 February, 1942 by Soviet ground fire. Wounded again on 27 March, 1942, in his 110, when he was hit by hostile fire in the Rzhev Sector. 350 missions. 25 victories in the West. One known victory, a P-38 'FQ-5' at Berge, south of Löningen, on 13 November, 1943. One of his last victories, a P-38 by Ettenbrock on 10 February, 1944. A triple victory on 11 February, 1944; three P-38's in the Oberstein area. An additional 26 AC and 24 Tanks destroyed on the ground. Several bomber credits, exact number unknown. He briefly commanded the JG-1 Test Unit, experimenting with mortar-carrying Fw 190's. Their weight made them easy prey for Allied fighters, and the program was abolished. Before taking command of II/ZG-26, he was Kdr Erprobungskommando (Test Unit) 25. He was the highest scoring destroyer pilot. Alternate spelling, Traut.

Asisbiz database list of 25 aerial victories for Eduard Tratt

Date PilotName Unit EAType Height Time Location
01-Jun-40 Eduard Tratt 1.ZG1 Hurricane   - bei Dunkirchen
01-Jun-40 Eduard Tratt 1.ZG1 Hurricane   - bei Dunkirchen
01-Jun-40 Eduard Tratt 1.ZG1 Hurricane   - bei Dunkirchen
21-May-43 Eduard Tratt Epr.Kdo 25 B-17 Fortress 7000m 12.50 74/44/9 05 Ost
13-Jun-43 Eduard Tratt Kdo.I./JG1 B-17 Fortress 500m 10.17 AP (N Baltrum)
13-Nov-43 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 P-38 Lightning 6500m 11.58 FQ-5 (Berge S Loningen)
29-Nov-43 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 B-17 Fortress 8000m 15.34 NE Borkum in See
10-Feb-44 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 P-38 Lightning 7200m 11.30 bei Ettenbroek
11-Feb-44 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 P-38 Lightning 1250m 13.10 SP-RP
11-Feb-44 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 P-38 Lightning 1245m 13.00 Idar-Oberstein
11-Feb-44 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 P-38 Lightning 1235m 12.50 Raum SQ-SR
20-Feb-44 Eduard Tratt Stab II./ZG26 B-17 Fortress 4-5000m 12.15-25 Raum PA-PB (Meiningen )

    Bibliography: +

  • Brown, Capt. Eric (CBE, DSC, AFC, RN) (1978). Wings of the Luftwaffe. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. ISBN 0-385-13521-1.
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  • Green, William; Swanborough, Gordon (September–December 1988). "Das Fliegende Auge... Focke Wulf's Versatile Owl". Air Enthusiast. Bromley, UK: Fine Scroll (Thirty-seven): 25–38. ISSN 0143-5450.
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  • Punka, George (1993). Focke-Wulf Fw 189 in Action (Aircraft Number 142). Carrollton, TX: Squadron/Signal. ISBN 0-89747-310-8.
  • Smith, J Richard (1973). Focke-Wulf, an Aircraft Album. Shepperton, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan. ISBN 0-7110-0425-0.
  • Smith, J Richard; Kay, Anthony (1978) [1972], German Aircraft of the Second World War (third impression ed.), London: Putnam & Co, ISBN 0-370-00024-2.
  • Wood, Anthony ‘Tony’; Gunston, William ‘Bill’ (1977). Hitler's Luftwaffe: A pictorial history and technical encyclopedia of Hitler's air power in World War II. London: Salamander. ISBN 0-86101-005-1.

    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/

    Web References: +

  • Wikipedia.org - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt

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