Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri May 06, 2011 5:06 pm

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Decorated with Iron Cross 2º Class - Poland and Germany 1939.

I've found the following about Hauptmann Andreas:

Staffelkapitän of Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 4 (however this group was constituted in Tutow between August 1, 1938 and October 22, 1938 with three squadrons equipped with transport planes Ju-52).

Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... pezbV4.htm
http://gliederungundstellenbesetzung.bl ... zbv-4.html

Any other info on him? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri May 13, 2011 11:03 am

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The JGr 152 in defense of the Reich - Western Front.

The first victory credited to this group took place on September 8, 1939 when a French Potez 63 (other sources Bloch MB 200) was shot down west of Landau, by the Group Commander, Hauptmann Wilhelm Lessmann.

On September 20, 1939 the Group Commander, Hauptmann Wilhelm Lessmann knocked down a British Fairey Battle.

Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri May 20, 2011 10:48 am

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The JGr 152 in defense of the Reich - Western Front.

Later on September 16, 1939 Leutnant Hartmann Grasser of the 3./JGr. 152 knocked down a French observation balloon.

On September 24, 1939 the group was credited with four victories (all Morane 406) west of Saarbrücken, one of them on account of Leutnant Hartmann Grasser.

Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri May 27, 2011 12:21 pm

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The JGr 152 in defense of the Reich - Western Front.

On September 20, 1939 Oberleutnant Dietrich v. Bothmer knocked down a French plane (Bloch MB 200). At the end of 1939 he was awarded with the Iron Cross 2º Class.

Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:00 pm

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Some officers belonging to the KG 4.

Gruppenkommandeure II./ KG 4: Obstlt Wolfgang Erdmann, 1939.05.01 - 1939.09.30.
Staffelkapitän 3./KG 4 - Hptm. Johann Schulz - 5J + _M .

Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:02 pm

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Others officers belonging to the KG 4.

Staffelkapitän 4./KG 4 - Oblt. Kurt Leyhäuser - 5J + _N.
Staffelkapitän 5./KG 4 - Hptm. Lothar von Heinemann - 5J + _P.

Source: Der Adler Nº 20 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:53 pm

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Fliegerführer z.b.V.

Established on 25 September 1939 for employment in Poland under the second Air Division. On 1 September 1939 it furnished support during the the 10 AOK's breakthrough against the defensive positions in Lublinitz, Panki and Wielun with

Stab Stuka-Geschwader 77 - 3 Ju 87 B
I. / Stuka-Geschwader 77 - 23 Ju 87 B
II. / Stuka-Geschwader 77 - 32 Ju 87 B
Stab Lehr-Geschwader 2 - 3 Ju 87 B
I. / Lehr-Geschwader 2 - 42 Me 109
II. / Lehr-Geschwader 2 - 38 Hs 123
I. / Zerstörer-Geschwader 2 - 33 Ju 87 B
I. / Stuka-Geschwader 76 - 38 Ju 87 B
1. (F) / Aufkl.Gr. 124

Its Commander was Generalmajor Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen.

Source: Der Adler Nº 21 1939.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... rerzbV.htm

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jun 24, 2011 2:54 pm

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Hauptmann Wolfgang Falck, Staffelkapitän of the 2. / ZG 76.

Over Poland in 1939 the future experte of the German night fighters, Oberleutnant Wolfgang Falck scored three victories.

Fighting over the German Bight.

The first Messerschmitt Bf 110 to join the action was the one of Wolfgang Falck, Staffelkapitän of the 2. / ZG 76 with his numeral Uffz Fresia. Falck claimed two bombers but in turn was hit by defensive fire and with one engine stopped and the other failing had to make an emergency landing on the island of Wangerooge. Heinz Fresia also shot down two Wellingtons.

Eventually some of them (victories) were dropped by the Luftwaffe High Command, including three of the I. / ZG 76 (the second of Falck, one of Lent and the one claimed by Gordon Gollob).

Sources: Messerschmitt Bf 110. Die Rehabilitierung eines Flugzeuges. Michael Ziefle.
Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstörer Aces of World war 2. John Weal.
Der Adler Nº 21 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:23 pm

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Someone belonging to the JGr 102.

As a result of the aerial combat which took place on November 6, 1939 against 9 French Hawk H-75 (GC II. / 5) escorting a reconnaissance plane Potez-63, two squadron leaders were killed in action; Oberleutnant Waldemar v. Roon of the 1./ JGR 102 (replaced by Hauptmann Armin Ettling) and Oberleutnant Joachim Kellner-Steinmetz of the 3./ JGR 102 (replaced by Oberleutnant Eberhard Sauer). Four other aircraft made ​​forced landings with serious damages and one injured pilot.

Hauptmann Armin Ettling took command of the 1./JGr 102 from December 13, 1939 onwards. He was a veteran of the Legion Condor as Leutnant he had won the Spanish Cross in Gold in the J/88 and was awarded the Iron Cross 2º Class in 1939; later he assumed command of the 7./JG 2.

Sources: http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/viewtopic.php?t=8741
http://home.arcor.de/csthor/jg2.htm
Der Adler Nº 21 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:21 am

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Another two guys.

First: Oberleutnant Hans Meffert, he was a Stuka pilot who wrote the following works:

Stukas zerschlagen Panzer.
Ein Sturzkampfflieger erlebt den Polenkrieg.

Stukageschwader in which he was appointed? Any idea of his career after 1939?

Second: Oberfeldwebel Waldhausen. Any idea aerial unit in which he was assigned? (fighter, dive bombers, bombers?).

Source: Der Adler 21 – November 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by hucks216 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:18 am

One more - Oberfeldwebel Magnus Brunkhorst of 9./JG 2 Richtofen who won the EK II & I during the Battle Of Britain. Apparantly there are photos in existence of him so if anyone knows of any they could share (purely for my private files for his citations) I'd be grateful.

EK II - 28th August 1940
EK I - 28th October 1940
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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 15, 2011 11:13 am

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Someone belonging to the I./ JG 76.

Oberleutnant Franz Eckerle.

At the outbreak of World War 2, Eckerle was Staffelkapitän of the 3./JG 76. He participated in the invasion of Poland but had to wait until the French campaign to confirm his first victory, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter on 15 May 1940. The 3./JG 76 was redesignated as the 6./JG 54 on 4 July 1940. The unit became a fighter-bomber unit for the Battle of Britain but Eckerle still managed to record three additional aerial victories.

Sources: Der Adler 21 – Noviembre de 1939.
http://www.luftwaffe.cz/eckerle.html

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:05 pm

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Two NCOs decorated with the Iron Cross 2º Class, whose careers are unknown...at least for me.

Any idea about them?.

Source: Der Adler 21 – Noviembre de 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:00 am

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Here another guy from Campaign over Poland.

On September 4, 1939 Hauptmann Horst Pape of the 1. / ZG 76 shot down a P-24 near Podlodow, this happened at 10:50 hours and his gunner, Uffz Herbert Jacobi, could have destroyed another one. Hauptmann Pape claimed another victory on September 09, 1939.

Source: Der Adler 21 – Noviembre de 1939.

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Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

Post by tigre » Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:59 am

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Here two pilots of I./ St G 76.

Hauptmann Walter Sigel led his group in the tragic demonstration over Neuhammer, which was at 137 metres elevation, with 7/10 cloudy above 900 metres; but suddenly developed a ground mist and during the diving 13 Stukas with 26 crew members crashed without survivors. Eleven Stukas went straight in, while two hit the ground during pull-out. The other pilot shown here Oberleutnant Peltz, who led the 1. Staffel broke the diving and returned safely with all his crews.

At the very start of WW II on Sep 01 1939 this Group led by Hauptmann Sigel bombed Wielun.

Source: Der Adler 21 – Noviembre de 1939.
"Angriff-höhe 4000". Cajus Bekker.

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