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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

Squadrons for : 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 !
 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 18º <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.
 An Me109 makes a low flight over the English countryside during the Battle of Britain.  This painting was a preliminary painting by Graeme in preparation for the larger painting entitled <i>Fighter General</i>.  When Graeme traveled to Germany to have prints of <i>Fighter General</i> signed by some of the top German Aces, he took this painting with him, and they have signed it on the back of the canvas.

Me109 of JG26 by Graeme Lothian. (P)

 The Spitfires of 54 Squadron, quickly scrambled from nearby Hornchurch, clash with the Me109s from 1./JG51 over Kent.  Below, Me110s from KPRG210 are about to receive unwelcome attention as the rest of the Spitfires hurtle down upon them and in the distance, a group of Hurricanes rip through a dense formation of Do17s from KG76 as they struggle back to France.  What clouds there are will be unlikely to give much sanctuary and, for the onlookers on the ground far below, the skies will soon be filled with weaving trails of smoke and debris. For nearly a week the Luftwaffe had thrown everything they had into the attack on southern England in order to annihilate RAF Fighter Command, in preparation for Operation Sealion, the invasion of Britain.  And, heavily outnumbered, the young RAF Spitfire and Hurricane pilots of Fighter Command had so far repelled them, at a cost.  But on Sunday 18 August 1940, the Germans launched the heaviest formations of aircraft seen in the battle so far.  This was to be a grinding day of relentless assaults on the airfields of southern England, the hardest day of the Battle of Britain.
Valiant Response by Robert Taylor.
 The Battle of Britain destroyed the myth of the Stuka, proving for the first time that the Junkers Ju87 was slow, lumpish and vulnerable in air battles against well-organised and determined fighter opposition, such as the more manoeuverable and faster Spitfires and Hurricanes. The Ju87, like other dive bombers, was slow, cumbersome, and possessed inadequate defences.  Furthermore, it could not be effectively protected by fighters because of its low speed, and the very low altitudes at which it ended its dive bomb attacks. The Stuka depended on air superiority, which was a situation that did not quite occur for the Luftwaffe during the  Battle of Britain.  The Stuka was withdrawn from attacks on Britain in August 1940 after prohibitive losses, leaving the Luftwaffe without precision ground-attack aircraft.  On 18th August, a day known as the <i>hardest day</i> the Stuka was withdrawn after 16 were destroyed and many others damaged.  According to the Generalquartiermeister der Luftwaffe, 59 Stukas were destroyed and 33 damaged, being shot full of holes to varying degrees, in six weeks of operations. Over 20% of the total Stuka strength had been lost between 8th August and 18th August and the myth of the Stuka was over.

The Stuka Myth by Jason Askew. (P)
 From June 1940 on, Adolf Galland flew as a of III./JG 26, fighting in the Battle of britain with 109-Emils from bases in the Pas de Calais.  During the Battle of Britain, in a legendary front line General Officer briefing on Luftwaffe tactics, Hermann Goring  asked what his pilots needed to win the battle.  Galland replied: <i>I should like an outfit of Spitfires for my squadron.</i>  Göring was speechless with rage.  It is important that this remark is not taken out of context, because Galland also stated (in his autobiography) that <i>of course fundamentally I preferred our Me109 to the Spitfire</i>.  This apparent contradiction was due to his view that because the Spitfire was more manoeuvreable he considered it more suitable to the role of defensive fighter than the Bf 109, though he actually thought that fighters should not be used in a defensive role anyway.  When Galland made the much quoted comment about the Spitfires to Göring he was <i>unbelievably vexed at the lack of understanding and stubbornness with which the command gave us orders we could not execute</i> and so made the comment as a retort to Göring.

Me109 - Adolf Galland by Jason Askew. (P)
 In just six weeks Hitler's forces had overrun western Europe as once proud armies swiftly fell before the might of the German blitzkrieg.  It was a devastating defeat, and now only Britain stood alone.  Few thought she could survive.  As Churchill pledged that Britain <i>would never surrender</i>, a German invasion seemed inevitable.  But before any invasion could take place the Luftwaffe must neutralise the RAF and win control of the skies over southern England.  Awaiting them was a small but resilient band of young men, the pilots of RAF Fighter Command.  First the Germans attacked the coastal convoys, hoping to draw the RAF en-masse into battle.  They failed.  And then on 12th August, they turned their full attention to the forward fighter bases and radar stations, hoping to obliterate them once and for all.  From Norway in the north, through the Low Countries and northern France to Brittany in the west, the Luftwaffe threw every available aircraft into the attack.  For the young men of Fighter Command the next seven days of fighting would leave them exhausted and all but spent.  They were to be the hardest days of the Battle of Britain, culminating on Sunday 18th August.  This painting recreates a moment on that day as Heinz Bar, the Luftwaffe's top-scoring NCO Ace of the Battle of Britain and one of the greatest Aces in history, climbs away from his airfield near Calais with the other pilots of 1./JG51 to escort the Dornier Do17s of KG76 for yet another deadly attack on the RAF.  Away in the distance, Me110s from EPRG210 also prepare to join the epic encounters that lie ahead.
Air Armada by Robert Taylor.

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 : 31st August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
31August1940Anti Aircraft batteries shot down 15 Luftwaffe aircrfat, sveen ME109's one ME110 and seven DO17's
31August1940At 1315 hours Croydon Aerodrome was bombed and the Rollason Aircraft Works were destroyed. Other buildings were damaged including the Redwing Aircraft Factory
31August1940Biggin Hill Aerodrome was twice bombed at 1200 hours and again at 1838 hours Aerodrome, buildings were wrecked, gas and water mains affected and aircraft damaged
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O E. J. Wilcox of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. S. DFC Weaver of 56 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O R. McG. Waterston of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O G. H. Maffett of 257 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. D. W. A. Doulton of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. A. C. Aeberhardt of 19 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. H. M. Starr of 245 & 253 Squadrons, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. A. Bolton of 79 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. I. Johnson of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. Stirbacek of 310 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940Feldwebel Franz Lüders of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Feldwebel Fritz Dettmer of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Feldwebel Fritz Stritzel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Feldwebel Konrad Jäckel of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Feldwebel Leonhard Kaufmann of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Feldwebel Siegfried Voss of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Flight Lieutenant Kenneth McLeod Gillies of No.66 Sqn RAF shot down a Do215
31August1940Gefreiter Erwin Richey of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Rolf Pingel of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hornchurch Aerodrome, was attacked twice at 1300 hours and 1800 hours. six aircraft on the gorund were destroyed and four damaged
31August1940It is calculates that 300 German aircraft attacked Great Britain during the night 30th/31st August and 800 during the day of 31st August.
31August1940Leutnant Erich Schmidt of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Gottfried Schlitzer of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans Berthel of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans Berthel of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans Christinnecke of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Schnabel of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Hubert Mütherich of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Joachim Junghans of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Klaus Mietusch of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Sidow of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Votel of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Votel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Votel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Wolfgang Kosse of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Curtiss
31August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Wolfgang Schellmann of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940No 151 Squadron has moved from Rochford to Duxford.
31August1940No 17 Squadron has moved from Tangmere to Debden
31August1940No 310 Squadron has moved from Duxford to North Weald.
31August1940No 601 Squadron has moved from Debden to Tangmere
31August1940No 610 Squadron has moved from Biggin Hill to Acklington
31August1940No 72 Squadron has moved from Acklington to Biggin Hill
31August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 700 with 417 Hurricanes, 212 Spitfires, 54 Blenheims, amd 13 Defiants and 4 Gladiators
31August1940Oberfahnrich Alfred Wehmeyer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Adolf Iburg of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Erich Rudorffer of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Franz Willinger of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Ströhlein of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Ströhlein of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Ströhlein of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Hott of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Staege of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Otto Schulz of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Robert Schiffbauer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Willi Grosse of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Adolf Buhl of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Arnold Lignitz of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Eberhard Henrici of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Ernst Matthes of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Ernst-Hartmann von Schlotheim of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Franz Hahn of JG 77 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Georg Claus of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Gerhard Schöpfel of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Barschel of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Barschel of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Bennemann of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Kühle of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hermann Weeber of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hubert Grisslich of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann of JG 77 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann of JG 77 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Krahl of JG 2 shot down a Curtiss
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Krahl of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Lothar Keller of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Richard Leppla of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Robert Göbel of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Sophus Baagoe of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Walter Horten of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Walter Schneider of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Werner Streib of NJG 1 shot down a Hampden
31August1940Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940RAF flew 192 patrols involving 1016 fighter flights
31August1940RAF lost 37 fighters t with 12 pilots killed
31August1940Spitfire N3110 Mk.Ia - Destroyed by bombs during take off. Pilot ok.
31August1940Spitfire N3233 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crash landed at Eastchurch. Flight Lieutenant Robinson injured.
31August1940Spitfire N3249 Mk.Ia , GR-P, - Damaged on operations and crash landed at Bilbury.
31August1940Spitfire P9323 Mk.Ia , ZD-F, - Shot down by Me109s at Isle of Sheppey. Sergeant Speares parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire P9337 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 at Ashford. Pilot Officer Davies injured.
31August1940Spitfire P9360 Mk.Ia - Destroyed during air raid on Hornchurch.
31August1940Spitfire P9424 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire P9438 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 near Dungeness and crashed near New Romney. Flight Lieutenant Smith parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire P9457 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dungeness. Flying Officer E J Wilcox killed.
31August1940Spitfire P9497 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire P9505 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire R6628 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Bishopsbourne. Sergeant Johnson killed.
31August1940Spitfire R6629 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire R6835 Mk.Ia , XT-W, - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire R6895 Mk.Ia - Damaged by bombs on take off.
31August1940Spitfire R6912 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and crash landed. Pilot Officer Aeberhardt killed.
31August1940Spitfire R6928 Mk.Ia - destroyed during air raid at Biggin Hill.
31August1940Spitfire R6958 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near North Weald. Flying Officer Brinsden parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire X4054 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Hurricane near Manston. Sergeant Gibbons parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire X4231 Mk.Ia - Damaged by return fire from Do17s and abandoned. Flying Officer J B Coward parachuted to safety, but required leg amputation.
31August1940Spitfire X4235 Mk.Ia - Damaged on take off.
31August1940Spitfire X4236 Mk.Ia - Damaged by bombs on take off from Hornchurch.
31August1940Spitfire X4271 Mk.Ia , XT-N, - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Wanstead. Pilot Officer Gilroy parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire X4273 Mk.Ia , XT-K, - Collided with Me109 near Ilford. Flying Officer R M Waterston killed.
31August1940The RAF shot down 70- aircrfat plsu anotoher 34 unconfirmed. These were 39 ME109's ith upto 21 mE109 more, 9 ME110 and five more unconfirmed, six HE111 and 1 JU88 five DO17 plus a further twounconfirmed Ten DO215 with a further 6 unconfirmed
31August1940Unteroffizier Erwin Fleig of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Unteroffizier Franz Sander of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Unteroffizier Herbert Lange of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Unteroffizier Hugo Dahmer of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Unteroffizier Hugo Dahmer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Unteroffizier Karl Willius of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Unteroffizier Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 31st August
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31August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. Mottram of 92 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. E. Dye of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. F. N. Robertson of 66 Squadron, was Killed.

 

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