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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 !
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

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 : 26th September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
26September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. M. Christie of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
26September1940Czech Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt V. Horsky of 238 Squadron, was Killed.
26September1940Feldwebel Helmut Haugk of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Feldwebel Herbert Schramm of JG 53 shot down a Hampden
26September1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Hermes of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Hermes of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Flying Officer Allan Wright of No.92 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
26September1940Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Gerlach of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Hauptmann Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Hauptmann Karl-Heinz Greisert of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Luftwaffe losses were Ten ME109, six ME110 Thirteen HE111 and three JU88 with a possible further five ME109 and four HE111 Anti Aircraft batteries shot down one aircraft
26September1940Major Wolfgang Schellmann of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940No 504 Squadron has moved from Hendon to Filton and No 25 Squadron - whole Squadron now at North Weald
26September1940No 66 Squadron from Kenley to Gravesend
26September1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 673 with 392 Hurricanes, 203 Spitfires, 56 Blenheims, amd 15 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
26September1940Oberfahnrich Alfred Wehmeyer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Oberfeldwebel Kurt Bühligen of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberleutnant Bruno Stolle of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberleutnant Kurt Brändle of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberleutnant Sophus Baagoe of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberstleutnant Johann Schalk of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. M. C. Samolinski of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
26September1940Royal Air Force lost 10 fighters with 3 pilots killed
26September1940Sgt. M Belc of 303 squadron first victory was a Me109,
26September1940Sgt. T Andruszkow of 303 Squadron claimed a HE111
26September1940Spitfire K9882 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Isle of Wight. Sergeant Christie killed.
26September1940Unteroffizier Hans Tilly of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Unteroffizier Karl Hannes of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Unteroffizier Karl Hannes of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Unteroffizier Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 26th September
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26September1985Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. N. C. Salmond of 64 Squadron, Passed away.

 

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