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Gustav Denk

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Victories : 67
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 13th February 1943


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
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Gustav Denk

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JG52

Country : Germany
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JG52

The most successful Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II, with a claim total of more than 10,000 victories over enemy aircraft. It was home to the top three scoring Experten of the Luftwaffe, Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn and Günther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.

Known Victory Claims - Gustav Denk

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

13/07/1940Ofw. Gustav Denk6JG 52BlenheimNW Borkum19.5Western Front
01/05/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52Blenheim-14.28Western Front
25/08/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52I-18-16.35Eastern Front
07/09/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52I-16-18.3Eastern Front
21/09/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52I-153-5.55Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-15349 334: 1000m10.56Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-349 661: 400m5.4Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-349 271: 200m17.3Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG54 651: - 0m5.38Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG44 444: 1000m14.44Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG44 482: 200m14.08Eastern Front
10/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-344 454: - 0m14.07Eastern Front
12/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-344 453: tiefst.14.14Eastern Front
16/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-354 414: 600m16.21Eastern Front
16/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-354 414: 500m16.2Eastern Front
18/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-15354 44214.15Eastern Front
18/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-15354 44214.16Eastern Front
25/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG95 743: tiefflug16.28Eastern Front
25/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG95 743: tiefflug16.31Eastern Front
26/10/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-144 784: tiefflug14.2Eastern Front
30/10/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-194 161: tiefst.12.22Eastern Front
30/10/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-194 161: tiefst.12.37Eastern Front
02/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52R-594 152: 1000m11.56Eastern Front
02/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-394 152: 500m11.56Eastern Front
03/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-394 152: tiefflug12Eastern Front
03/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Pe-294 481: 1000m11.32Eastern Front
12/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-16 Rata95 723: 800m14.04Eastern Front
12/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-295 753: tiefflug14.06Eastern Front
15/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-196 161: tiefflug9.14Eastern Front
28/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-249 382: tiefflug12.06Eastern Front
28/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-249 353: tiefflug12.1Eastern Front
30/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 143: 1900m13.09Eastern Front
30/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 153: 1200m13.12Eastern Front
30/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-229 432: 500m13.15Eastern Front
01/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52P-4039 3118.57Eastern Front
02/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-149 354: 800m12.14Eastern Front
02/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-249 354: 100m12.16Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 651: 2500m9.45Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 654: 2200m9.46Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Curtiss P-4039 491: 2000m9.58Eastern Front
18/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 733: 2000m10.34Eastern Front
18/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 823: 3000m10.33Eastern Front
19/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-549 534: 5000m13.14Eastern Front
19/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-149 641: 400m13.15Eastern Front
19/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-149 671: Bodennähe13.17Eastern Front
20/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-239 853: 100m10.54Eastern Front
22/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-539 823: 2000m10.51Eastern Front
26/12/1942Oblt. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-539 812: 6000m10.28Eastern Front
28/12/1942Oblt. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-538 351: 3000m10.27Eastern Front
26/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Pe-208 613: 8000m10.35Eastern Front
27/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52R-507 442: Bodennähe14.25Eastern Front
31/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52LaGG-399 601: 2000m13.07Eastern Front
31/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52LaGG-309 541: 1000m13.1Eastern Front
01/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52La-518 544: 800m12Eastern Front
02/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52LaGG-512 842: 4000m6.5Eastern Front
02/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-108 842: 5000m13.32Eastern Front
07/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-199 662: 1500m12.54Eastern Front
11/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-186 460: 200m6Eastern Front
11/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-186 490: 100m6.02Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 174: 1500m7.5Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 311: 1000m7.53Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 482: 2000m14.35Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 624: 100m14.37Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52R-585 833: tiefflug14.42Eastern Front
13/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk6JG 52Boston86 522: 800m9.38Eastern Front

Known Claims : 65
Latest Axis Battle of Britain Artwork Releases !
The Luftwaffe had done everything in its power to pummel London into submission but they failed. By the end of September 1940 their losses were mounting. For weeks since the early days of September, London had been the main target for the Luftwaffe and during that time Luftwaffe High Command had grown increasingly despondent as their losses steadily mounted. Far from being on the brink of collapse RAF Fighter Command, though vastly outnumbered, had shown an incredible resilience. The fighting had reached a dramatic climax on Sunday 15th September when, bloodied and bruised, the Luftwaffe had lost the upper hand on a day of intense combat that had culminated with a humiliating retreat. Almost every day that had passed since then had seen the Luftwaffe do everything in its power to pummel London and regain the initiative, but the daylight raids were becoming increasingly costly. On Friday 27th September, 80 days after the Battle of Britain had officially begun, the Luftwaffe came once more, this time concentrating on the fastest bombers they had - Ju88s and Bf110s. And they came in force, principally targeting London and Bristol. Anthony Saunders' superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital's warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 - the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, </a>the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.  Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

 You can feel the tension in this evocative painting as Messerschmitt Bf109s from 7./JG2 Richthofen head out on a long-range fighter patrol in September 1940.  With the sun behind them they hope to launch a surprise attack on unsuspecting RAF aircraft, however these enemy raiders will soon be intercepted by some of Fighter Command's most determined 'defenders of the realm'.

Eye of the Sun by Robert Taylor.
 Shortly after mid day on 26th August 1940, a Bolton-Paul Defiant of 264 Sqn claimed a victory that was to make history many decades later.  Dornier Do.17Z2, Wk No 1160 of 7/III KG.3 had been part of a raiding force sent to attack targets in Essex.  Attacked from below, the Do.17 suffered terminal damage and came to rest in the shallow waters of the Goodwin Sands, near Deal in Kent.  Two of her crew died in the incident, but two others survived and became prisoners of war.  In June 2013, over seventy years later, 5K+AR was raised from the water to be put on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon, becoming the only example of its type to survive anywhere in the world.

5K+AR Sole Survivor by Ivan Berryman.


Battle of Britain - Tribute to the Luftwaffe Aces by Graeme Lothian. (P)
The Italian Air Force's involvement in the Battle of Britain is one of the less documented facets of the conflict of 1940, but raids by aircraft of the Corpo Aereo Italiano (CAI) on mainland Britain were a reality in the closing stages, usually with little effect and almost always with high losses on the Italian side, due largely to obsolete aircraft and lack of pilot training.  Based at Ursel in Belgium, Fiat BR.20 bombers flew over 100 sorties, usually escorted by Fiat CR.42s, as illustrated here, the nearest aircraft being that of 18° <i>Gruppo's</i> Commanding Officer Maggiore Ferruccio Vosilla, wearing the white fuselage band and command pennant on the fuselage side.

Italian Raiders by Ivan Berryman.

Known Victory Claims

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

13/07/1940Ofw. Gustav Denk6JG 52BlenheimNW Borkum19.5Western Front
01/05/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52Blenheim-14.28Western Front
25/08/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52I-18-16.35Eastern Front
07/09/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52I-16-18.3Eastern Front
21/09/1941Ltn. Gustav Denk6JG 52I-153-5.55Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-15349 334: 1000m10.56Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-349 661: 400m5.4Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-349 271: 200m17.3Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG54 651: - 0m5.38Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG44 444: 1000m14.44Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG44 482: 200m14.08Eastern Front
10/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-344 454: - 0m14.07Eastern Front
12/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-344 453: tiefst.14.14Eastern Front
16/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-354 414: 600m16.21Eastern Front
16/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-354 414: 500m16.2Eastern Front
18/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-15354 44214.15Eastern Front
18/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-15354 44214.16Eastern Front
25/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG95 743: tiefflug16.28Eastern Front
25/09/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG95 743: tiefflug16.31Eastern Front
26/10/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-144 784: tiefflug14.2Eastern Front
30/10/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-194 161: tiefst.12.22Eastern Front
30/10/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-194 161: tiefst.12.37Eastern Front
02/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52R-594 152: 1000m11.56Eastern Front
02/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-394 152: 500m11.56Eastern Front
03/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52LaGG-394 152: tiefflug12Eastern Front
03/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Pe-294 481: 1000m11.32Eastern Front
12/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52I-16 Rata95 723: 800m14.04Eastern Front
12/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-295 753: tiefflug14.06Eastern Front
15/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-196 161: tiefflug9.14Eastern Front
28/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-249 382: tiefflug12.06Eastern Front
28/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-249 353: tiefflug12.1Eastern Front
30/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 143: 1900m13.09Eastern Front
30/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 153: 1200m13.12Eastern Front
30/11/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-229 432: 500m13.15Eastern Front
01/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52P-4039 3118.57Eastern Front
02/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-149 354: 800m12.14Eastern Front
02/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-249 354: 100m12.16Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 651: 2500m9.45Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 654: 2200m9.46Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Curtiss P-4039 491: 2000m9.58Eastern Front
18/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 733: 2000m10.34Eastern Front
18/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-139 823: 3000m10.33Eastern Front
19/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-549 534: 5000m13.14Eastern Front
19/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-149 641: 400m13.15Eastern Front
19/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Jak-149 671: Bodennähe13.17Eastern Front
20/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52Il-239 853: 100m10.54Eastern Front
22/12/1942Ltn. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-539 823: 2000m10.51Eastern Front
26/12/1942Oblt. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-539 812: 6000m10.28Eastern Front
28/12/1942Oblt. Gustav DenkStab II.JG 52La-538 351: 3000m10.27Eastern Front
26/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Pe-208 613: 8000m10.35Eastern Front
27/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52R-507 442: Bodennähe14.25Eastern Front
31/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52LaGG-399 601: 2000m13.07Eastern Front
31/01/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52LaGG-309 541: 1000m13.1Eastern Front
01/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52La-518 544: 800m12Eastern Front
02/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52LaGG-512 842: 4000m6.5Eastern Front
02/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-108 842: 5000m13.32Eastern Front
07/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-199 662: 1500m12.54Eastern Front
11/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-186 460: 200m6Eastern Front
11/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52Jak-186 490: 100m6.02Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 174: 1500m7.5Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 311: 1000m7.53Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 482: 2000m14.35Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52I-15385 624: 100m14.37Eastern Front
12/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk5JG 52R-585 833: tiefflug14.42Eastern Front
13/02/1943Oblt. Gustav Denk6JG 52Boston86 522: 800m9.38Eastern Front

Known Claims : 65

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 23rd July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
23July1940Feldwebel Gustav Schramm of NJG 1 shot down a Wellington
23July1940Feldwebel Otto Wiese of NJG 2 shot down a Wellington
23July1940Spitfire K9899 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
23July1940Spitfire N3026 Mk.Ia , RF-A, - Crash-landed.
23July1940Spitfire N3229 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
23July1940Spitfire R6767 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
23July1940Unteroffizier Hans Busch of JG 51 shot down a Blenheim
23July1944During a German Bomber raid near Kinnaird's Head a Do215 was intercepted was shot down by Spitfires at 1540 hours.
23July1944Hurricanes shot down a German bomber possibly a Ju86 off Yarmouth
23July1944Near Dunbar it is believed than one He111 was shot down at 0040 hours by a Spitfire
23July1944No. 264 Squadron (Defiants) has moved from Duxford to Kirton in Lindsey.
23July1944No.1 Squadron (Hurricanes) has moved from Northolt to Tangmere
23July1944No.43 Squadron (Hurricanes) has moved from Tangmere to Northolt.
23July1944Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 599 with, 282 Hurricanes, 243 Spitfires, 62 Blenheims, amd 12 Defiants
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 23rd July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. R. G. Sutton of 611 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. H. Gregory of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. W. Tabor of 65 & 152 Squadrons, was Killed.
23July1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. H. Hogg of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt E. J. A. Nowakiewicz of 302 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
23July2008Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. G. Parkin of 501 Squadron, Passed away.

 

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