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Hubert Strassl

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Victories : 67
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 8th July 1943


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
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Hubert Strassl

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JG51

Country : Germany
Founded : August 1939
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG51

Jagdgeschwader 51 Mölders was a Luftwaffe fighter wing during World War II, named after the fighter ace Werner Mölders in 1942. JG 51's pilots won more Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes than any other Jagdgeschwader, and flew combat from 1939 in all major theatres of war. Flying Bf 109s and then FW 190s, the wing claimed over 8,000 air victories. Experten included 'Toni' Hafner, Heinz Bär, Richard Leppla, Karl-Gottfried Nordmann, Günther Schack and the legendary Mölders.

Formed in August 1939, and commanded by 48-year-old World War I ace Onkel Theo Osterkamp, the early months of the war JG 51 was based in the West, fighting in the French campaign, and in the Battle of Britain. From late June to mid July JG 51 was the only fighter Geschwader engaged against the RAF constantly. During the whole battle JG 51 lost 68 pilots, the highest casualty rate of the Luftwaffe fighter units engaged. JG 51 was one of the two Geschewader that had four Gruppen. The other being JG 1.

Four Bf 109 of JG 51 in France 1940Whilst based out of the Belgian airfield at Mardyik in late 1940, the German ace Josef Pips Priller was a Staffelkapitän with JG 51, flying Bf 109-E Yellow One. Josef Priller went on to score over 100 victories, the third highest scoring Luftwaffe day fighter ace on the Western Front, fighting solely against the Western Allies.

Against the Western Allies JG 51 had claimed 345 aircraft destroyed by May 1941. JG 51 were therefore one of the Jagdwaffe's elite units, with 'top ten' aces at this time including Werner Mölders with 68 claims, Walter Oesau with 34 claims, and Hermann-Friedrich Joppien with 31. Major Werner Mölders became unit Geschwaderkommodore during July 1940 and led the unit into the invasion of Russia in June 1941.

Barbarossa (1941)

Claiming 69 kills on the first day of the offensive, by 30 June 1941 JG 51 became the first fighter Geschwader to claim 1,000 air victories (113 kills in 157 sorties were claimed for the day). On 24 June JG 51 claimed 57 bombers shot down for the day. Mölders became the first fighter pilot to reach 100 claims in August and in the same month JG 51's Oberfeldwebel Heinz Bär reached 60 claims and was decorated with the Oak Leaves. A total of 500 Soviet claims was reached on 12 July 1941, although 6 pilots had been lost by JG 51 in the intervening 3 weeks since the offensive had started.

After Mölders' departure in September 1941 (and death later that year) the Geschwader adopted his name as a title of honor in early 1942. Jagdgeschwader 51 Mölders was to remain on the centre sector of the Russian front throughout the rest of 1941. However Oberstleutnant Friedrich Beckh ( one of the few fighter pilots to wear spectacles) proved an uncharismatic commander after Mölders, and it was not until Major Karl-Gottfried Nordmann took over in April 1942 that a worthy successor to Mölders was found. In the period 22 June - 5 December 1941 the unit destroyed 1,881 Soviet aircraft, in return for 84 losses in aerial combat and a single aircraft on the ground.

Air support for the Wehrmacht's Army Group Centre was entrusted to General Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen's VIII. Fliegerkorps. In early January 1942, among the fighter units available to von Richthofen were II, III and IV/ JG 51. With the onset of the sub-zero conditions of the Russian winter, the majority of JG 51's available aircraft became grounded.

The Russian winter counter offensive forced III./ JG 51 into flying numerous fighter-bomber operations in direct support of the infantry, and the gruppe filed few aerial 'kill' claims through January 1942. II./ JG 51 however, accounted for most of VIII. Fliegerkorps's aerial victories during the Soviet offensive. Particularly successful was the duo of Lt. Hans Strelow and Ofw. Wilhelm Mink, both of 5. JG 51. They claimed five MiG-3s of 16 IAP on 4 January (Mink claimed three) and 9 days later Mink claimed a Pe-2 and Strelow destroyed two R-Z biplanes for his 30th and 31st victories. On 4 February, Strelow increased his victories to 36 by shooting down four Russian aircraft. The 19 year-old Strelow claimed his 40th victory on 28 February and claimed 4 victories on both 6 March and 17 March. The next day he was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes and also shot down seven Soviet aircraft. He was awarded the Eichenlaub on 24 March, his claims total at 66.

Normandy (1944)

7./JG 51, (with Bf 109G-6's) was attached to II./JG 1 in May 1944 from Brest-Litovsk, with pilots arriving at Störmede late in May and hurriedly converting to the FW-190. (It was later renamed 8./JG 1 on 15 August 1944 when the four-Staffeln Gruppe became standard) 7. Staffel was led by Ritterkreuzträger (Knight's Cross winner) Hptm. Karl-Heinz Weber with 136 confirmed kills. Its two other experten were Lt. Friedrich Krakowitzer (23 kills) and Ofhr. Günther Heckmann with 12 kills.

7./JG 51 joined II. Gruppe with 15 pilots on strength at the end of May, and during the first two months of the Normandy campaign the staffel was decimated, with twelve pilots killed, one POW and one severely wounded.

As the war turned against Germany JG 51 was forced to operate closer and closer to Germany, finally staging out of East Prussia.

Known Victory Claims - Hubert Strassl

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

06/07/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-2-6.35Eastern Front
04/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-236 122: 2500m17.07Eastern Front
04/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Il-237 832: tiefflug12.25Eastern Front
05/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51LaGG-357 782: 2500m11.58Eastern Front
12/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 561: 2500m9.45Eastern Front
13/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 562: 2000m9.4Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 583: 2500m18.35Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 722: 2500m18.37Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 762: 2500m18.4Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 762: 2500m18.41Eastern Front
26/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51LaGG-347 824: 3500m6.1Eastern Front
02/09/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Il-2ENE Shytpfanovka8.5Eastern Front
26/11/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Il-246 132: tiefflug12.27Eastern Front
30/05/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-264 183: 3200m16.15Eastern Front
01/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 851: 3500m16.4Eastern Front
01/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 851: 2300m16.42Eastern Front
02/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 883: 3800m4.02Eastern Front
02/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 782: 2600m4.1Eastern Front
02/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-362 133: 2800m7.35Eastern Front
06/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 884: 2200m14.55Eastern Front
06/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 842: 2000m14.58Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 573: 500m10.47Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 721: 400m10.5Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Jak-163 722: 600m10.51Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 722: 900m19.04Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-564 751: 800m19.06Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 171: 300m19.17Eastern Front
11/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 352: 200m10.51Eastern Front
11/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 354: 100m11.05Eastern Front
11/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 382: 100m11.11Eastern Front
14/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 383: 1800m8.12Eastern Front
20/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 643: 2600m18.12Eastern Front
28/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 571: 3000m7.06Eastern Front
28/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 581: 2500m7.08Eastern Front
28/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 592: 2800m1.15Eastern Front
30/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-354 121: 2500m6.25Eastern Front
03/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-264 521: 1200m17.38Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 613: 2000m7.25Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 621: 800m18.27Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 522: 100m18.33Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 651: 1500m3.48Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 631: 2500m3.5Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 562: 800m18.24Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 551: 1200m10.46Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 543: 2000m10.34Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 551: 100m18.31Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 552: 1200m10.51Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 651: 1800m7.18Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-263 542: 1000m10.42Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 544: 1800m10.36Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Boston63 564: 1000m10.49Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 652: 1200m7.28Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 654: 2500m12.34Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 652: 2600m12.37Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 653: 2800m12.4Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 582: 2500m19.35Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 751: 3800m4.2Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-263 527: 300m4.25Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 561: 700m9.1Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 583: 2500m9.24Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 573: 2000m9.26Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 714: 1800m18.36Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 387: 3000m12.2Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Boston63 675: 2500m12.27Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-363 584: 2000m17.38Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 582: 2100m17.5Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 582: 2100m17.51Eastern Front

Known Claims : 67
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

06/07/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-2-6.35Eastern Front
04/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-236 122: 2500m17.07Eastern Front
04/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Il-237 832: tiefflug12.25Eastern Front
05/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51LaGG-357 782: 2500m11.58Eastern Front
12/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 561: 2500m9.45Eastern Front
13/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 562: 2000m9.4Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 583: 2500m18.35Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 722: 2500m18.37Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 762: 2500m18.4Eastern Front
19/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-247 762: 2500m18.41Eastern Front
26/08/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51LaGG-347 824: 3500m6.1Eastern Front
02/09/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Il-2ENE Shytpfanovka8.5Eastern Front
26/11/1942Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Il-246 132: tiefflug12.27Eastern Front
30/05/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51Pe-264 183: 3200m16.15Eastern Front
01/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 851: 3500m16.4Eastern Front
01/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 851: 2300m16.42Eastern Front
02/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 883: 3800m4.02Eastern Front
02/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-363 782: 2600m4.1Eastern Front
02/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl9JG 51MiG-362 133: 2800m7.35Eastern Front
06/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 884: 2200m14.55Eastern Front
06/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 842: 2000m14.58Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 573: 500m10.47Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 721: 400m10.5Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Jak-163 722: 600m10.51Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 722: 900m19.04Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-564 751: 800m19.06Eastern Front
08/06/1943Uffz. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 171: 300m19.17Eastern Front
11/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 352: 200m10.51Eastern Front
11/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 354: 100m11.05Eastern Front
11/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 382: 100m11.11Eastern Front
14/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 383: 1800m8.12Eastern Front
20/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-364 643: 2600m18.12Eastern Front
28/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 571: 3000m7.06Eastern Front
28/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 581: 2500m7.08Eastern Front
28/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 592: 2800m1.15Eastern Front
30/06/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-354 121: 2500m6.25Eastern Front
03/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-264 521: 1200m17.38Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 613: 2000m7.25Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 621: 800m18.27Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 522: 100m18.33Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 651: 1500m3.48Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 631: 2500m3.5Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 562: 800m18.24Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 551: 1200m10.46Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 543: 2000m10.34Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-463 551: 100m18.31Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 552: 1200m10.51Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 651: 1800m7.18Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-263 542: 1000m10.42Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 544: 1800m10.36Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Boston63 564: 1000m10.49Eastern Front
05/07/1943Fw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 652: 1200m7.28Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 654: 2500m12.34Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 652: 2600m12.37Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 653: 2800m12.4Eastern Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 582: 2500m19.35Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 751: 3800m4.2Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Il-263 527: 300m4.25Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 561: 700m9.1Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 583: 2500m9.24Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 573: 2000m9.26Eastern Front
07/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 714: 1800m18.36Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51MiG-363 387: 3000m12.2Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51Boston63 675: 2500m12.27Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-363 584: 2000m17.38Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 582: 2100m17.5Eastern Front
08/07/1943Ofw. Hubert Strassl8JG 51LaGG-563 582: 2100m17.51Eastern Front

Known Claims : 67

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 25th July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25July1940AA claim an enemy aircraft shot down in flames near Milford Haven.
25July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. A. T. Smith of 610 Squadron, was Killed.
25July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O A. J. O. DFC Jeffery of 64 Squadron, was Killed.
25July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O B. H. Way of 54 Squadron, was Killed.
25July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. Finnie of 54 Squadron, was Killed.
25July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O G. K. Gout of 234 Squadron, was Killed.
25July1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. H. Culverwell of 87 Squadron, was Killed.
25July1940During a raid on Portsmouth, one Geman aircraft was confirmed shot down and another is probable.
25July1940During continued raids on Dover 14 enemy aircraft confirmed destroyed and an additional 11 probables with the loss of four Spitfires
25July1940Flying Officer Peter E C Strahan of No.33 Sqn RAF shot down a CR42
25July1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Hauptmann Horst Tietzen of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Hauptmann Joachim Schlichting of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Hauptmann Walter Oesau of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940He111 was shot down between the Orkneys and Kinnaird's Head
25July1940Leutnant Gerhard Müller-Dühe of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Leutnant Hans-Otto Lessing of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Leutnant Herbert Wasserzier of JG 27 shot down a Blenheim
25July1940Leutnant Josef Bürschgens of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Leutnant Otto Decker of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Leutnant Walter Blume of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 639 with 316 Hurricanes, 234 Spitfires, 56 Blenheims, amd 8 Defiants
25July1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Schmid of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940Oberleutnant Georg Beyer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25July1940One Hurricane was shot down by a Ju88 which in turn was shot down by a training aircraft
25July1940Six enemy aircraft were shot down between the Needles and Portland with the loss of one Spitfire
25July1940Spitfire K9901 Mk.Ia , DL-D, - Hit by return fire from Ju87 and abandoned 5 miles south of Portland.
25July1940Spitfire L1035 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Kent coast at 18.00hrs. S/Lt Dawson-Paul rescued by enemy boats but died later.
25July1940Spitfire L1055 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Ju88 off Dover. S/Ldr MacDonnell ok.
25July1940Spitfire N3231 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
25July1940Spitfire P9327 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
25July1940Spitfire P9387 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dover. P/O Turley-George ok.
25July1940Spitfire P9421 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Dover. F/O Jeffery killed.
25July1940Spitfire P9493 Mk.Ia - Flew into ground on night patrol near Porthdown, Cornwall. P/O Gout killed.
25July1940Spitfire R6693 Mk.Ia , DW-A, - Stalled on approach and dived into ground at Hawkinge. Sgt Smith killed.
25July1940Spitfire R6707 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 over convoy nr Dover F/Lt Way killed.
25July1940Spitfire R6816 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Dover. P/O Finnie killed.
25July1940Unteroffizier Edmund Rossmann of JG 52 shot down a Bréguet 690
25July1940Unteroffizier Karl Born of JG 27 shot down a Blenheim
25July1940Unteroffizier Paul Obst of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 25th July
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25July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Lt. A. T. J. Kindersley of 808 Squadron, was Killed.

 

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