BF 109 G2-trop 4./JG 53, White 4, Olt. Fritz Dinger, La Marsa Tunisia March 1943
KIA 27 July, 1943 from bomb fragments during an air raid in Scalea Italy. 600+combat missions. WIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat 50 km north of Cherbourg and crashing into the Channel (Prien). 50 victories in the East. Escaped injury on 5 October, 1941 in Wk# 7187 after crash landing near Solugubowka resulting from aerial combat damage. His 1st known western victory, No. 12, a Blenheim 6 km NW of Texel on 27 October, 1941. His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 W of Schintovo on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E Of Kanazov, a P-2 E of Kuserovo and an Il-2, no location, on 19 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 25 August, 1942. Two Il-2's and an I-180 on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two I-180's on 13 September, 1942. His 12th victory, a Blenheim of RAF No. 114 Sq. 15 km northwest of Texel on 27 October, 1941. One known Med. victory, a Spitfire 5 km east of Zonker Point Malta on 16 October, 1942. Another known Desert victory, a P-38 2 km south of Ferryville on 4 December, 1942. Several victories in Sicily. Bowers/Lednicer, 67 victories. Deceased.
BF 109 F4, 5./JG 27, Uffz. Hans Niederhöfer, Martuba Lybia February 1942
All victories in the Desert. One known victory, a P-40 east of Bir Hacheim on 22 November, 1941. A Hurricane of RAF No. 274 Sq. at El Duda on 1 December, 1941. Another Hurricane of RAF NO. 238 Sq. over Tobruk on 9 December, 1941. A P-40 west of Tobruk on 19 March, 1942. Another P-40 south of Bomba-Bucht on 27 March, 1942. A P-40 in the Sidi Mansur-Bir Habex area on 11 April, 1942. A Hurricane of SAAF No. 40 Sq., piloted by Lt van der Riet, near Bir Hacheim on 5 June, 1942. Later that same day, he downed a British bomber escort in the same area. A Hurricane S of Alamein on 30 August, 1942. Shot down & made a successful force landing in Axis on 31 August, 1942. Injured in a crash 28 October, 1943, north of Insel Harki. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.
BF 109 G6, 7./JG 53, Ofw. Günter Seeger, White3, Comiso Sicily Italy July 1943
WIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a US fighter. 504 combat missions. All victories in the West. 8 four engine bombers. His first victory, a Morane southwest of Soissons, 8 June, 1940. Nos.2 & 3, both Hurricanes, one SW of Henfield, the other E of Weybridge on 7 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 28 November, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of Calais on 25 June, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire 15 km N of Calais on 23 July, 1941. Injured in a crash 21 October, 1941 due to engine failure during aerial combat at Blendecques, 2 km south of St. Omer. One known Desert victory, a P-38 on 28 November, 1942. Also in the Desert, he downed a P-40 and two Bostons (A-20's) 30 km southwest of Kairouan on 3 January, 1943. His 48th, a B-17 near Trier on 11 May, 1944. His 50th, a Spitfire 10 km SE of Caen on 2 July, 1944. His 53rd, a P-38 at Jussy, N of Tergnier, on 22 August, 1944. His 54th, a P-47 N of Ramstein on 13 October, 1944. His 55th, an Auster on 7 April, 1945, still in 7/JG-53. His 56th, and last victory, a P-47 on 13 April, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories
BF 109 F4 9./JG 3 Gefr. Adalbert Kuhn Yellow 9, Tschugujew Russia May 1942
POW 29 May, 1942 after combat near Tschugujew (Bf 109 Loss List). His first victory, a Soviet I-15 on 28 February, 1942. A 2nd, an I-61 on 5 April, 1942. A 3rd, an I-61 on 20 May, 1942. A 4th, an I-61 on 22 May, 1942. A 5th, a MiG-1 on 29 May, 1942.
Bf 109 G2, 2./JG 53 Black 3, unknown pilot, Tusow Stalingrad area August 1942
Bf 109 G2, Yellow 13, Fw. Wilhelm Crinius, Tusow Stalingrad area August 1942
POW 13 January,1943 after bailing out of Wk# 10805 in Tunisia after a dogfight with Spitfires, sustaining engine damage. Made a force landing in his F-4 at Woronesh Russia on 8 July, 1942, as a result of enemy fire. He was uninjured in the incident. 400 missions, 100 victories in the East, 1 four engine bomber. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 1 & 2, both Il-2's on 9 June, 1942. His 14th victory, an R-5 on 27 July, 1942. An R-5 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. His 23rd & 24th, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. One of many multiple victories, a triple on 12 August, 1942; Two MiG-3's and an Il-2. A DB-7 and an Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. A U-2, an R-5, an I-180 and a MiG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two P-40's and two LaGG-3's on 2 September, 1942. Three Yak-1's and a LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Three Yak-1's and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. He received the RK and the EL the same day. Wolf Tonne's wingman. Deceased 26 April, 1997.
Shot down with wounds 12 February, 1942 in his F-2 over the Siwerskaja airfield, S.U.. On 16 May, 1942, no disposition of Biermann is given in this "K 135" incident which happened at the Siwerskaja airfield also. One known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 9 May, 1942. One known western victory, a Photo Recon Spitfire 20 km N of Emden on 7 September, 1942. On 17 April, 1943, while in 5/JG-11, flying the Fw 190A-4 & 5, he opposed B-17's, downing one-his 4th victory, over Wilhelmshaven/Emden, flying out of Jever. Another B-17 claimed on 19 May, 1943 on the Kiel raid. His 6th, a B-17 (HSS) at Schaal See on 25 July, 1943. His 7th, a P-47 38 km NW of Nordeney on 27 September, 1943. His 8th, a B-24 off Ile d' Oleron on 31 December, 1943. The Bf 109G-1 in JG-1 was Werk # 14047 "Black 8" in which Biermann made a force landing on 11 July, 1942, W of Emden due to engine trouble. Survived the war; a friend of Knoke.
One known victory in Sicily, a P-38 30 km northwest of Trapani on 25 May, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 40 km northeast of Pantellaria on 11 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 5 km south of Fossiata, Italy on 16 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-26 at Velletri on 23 May, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 SW of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. His 6th & 7th, a P-51 and a P-47 on 23 February, 1945. His 8th victory, a P-47 on 23 March, 1945.
BF109 F2, 9./JG 2, Fw. Heinz Jahner, St. Pol-Brias France July 1941, Werk # 5530 "Yellow 8" (lost 7/2/41), Shot down with wounds and forced to bail 2 July, 1941 after aerial combat in the Norrent-Fontes area, near St. Omer. On this date, he recorded a victory, a Spitfire near Armentieres, his first.
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Remagen area during an Alarm Start with a P-47 of 56FG, 63FS between Lumda, Stangenrod and Atzenhain. He was severely burned during the emergency landing near Giessen. He died in a Giessen hospital later that evening (Source: Horst Jeckel). His "Black 1" was damaged during an emergency landing at Erndtebrück.