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Post by Erich » 09 Dec 2005 23:05

Victor, time flys by way too fast, go ahead and put the bios I have posted on the other thread here if you would like ?? .....

I have more pilot bios that flew the Ju 87G that I am working on with a German friend

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Post by Victor » 10 Dec 2005 08:36

The two biographies posted by Erich in the above mentioned topic.
Erich wrote: Anton Korol
Leutnant
* 08.10.1916 Breitenmarkt/Oberschlesien

RK 12.03.1945 as Leutnant after 600 FF

One of the best "Tank hunters" of SG 2 "Immelmann". He took part in the Polish campaign as Uffz. with 10./Inf.Rgt. 7. The French campaign saw him with 2./Inf.Rgt. 417 where he was promoted to Feldwebel on 14.03.1941. As an "old" glider flyer he volunteered for LW and changed from Heer to LW on 16.07.1941. He was trained as pilot and transferred to Stuka-Vorschule Graz and the to Stuka-Schule 2 at Piacenza-Foggia(italy). 01.11.1942 promoted to Leutnant der Reserve. 1943 he was with Erg.Staffel St.G. 2 and II./ST.G. 151. In combat from 01.07.1943-31.08.1944 with 3./St.G.2 (later 3./SG 2) "Immelmann" at the eastern front. 11.07.1943 first combat mission (FF) in the area of Charkow: 500. FF on 22.08.1944 in the area of Jassy(Romania). In March 1944 he destroyed with Hptm. Meyering and another pilot (N.N.) a strategically important bridge over the river Bug in the area north of Perwomaisk in spite of heavy Flak fire with all three a/c hitting the target. 13.06.1944 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. Because of his outstanding achievements he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 10.(Pz.)/SG 2, which he led until wars end with great success.

704 combat missions
4 times he was shot down
99 confirmed tank kills with "Kanonenmaschinen" - Ju 87G, one of those being a "Stalinpanzer" (IS-2)
~200 tanks heavily damaged or disabled
Erich wrote:Andreas Kuffner

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*30.05.1918 in Deisenhofen/Oberbayern

RK 16.04.1943 as Oberleutnant after 600 combat missions
EL (No. 684) 20.12.1944 as hauptmann after 745 combat missions and approx. 60 tank kills

1937 he joined the Luftwaffe. He took part in the French campaign as Wachtmeister with a light Flak battery and recieved the EK II on 22.06.1940. Back in 1939 he had volunteered for pilot training but he was not accepted before August 1940 when he was sent to a Flugzeugführerschule. After his training in December 1941 he joined I./StG 2 in january 1942 at the northern sector of the Ostfront. Just 3 months later he had accumulated 200 combat missions. Since spring 1942 deployed to the southern sector. On 25.05.1942 he recieved the Ehrenpokal and in September 1942 the DKiG. In autumn 1942 he was wounded in air-combat and had to force land at the own Panzerspitzen. Until December he was in the homeland, afterwards Staffelführer of 4./StG.2 back in the east (Ukraine, Donez, Krim, Kuban Bridge Head). After 600 FF transferred to III./SG 151, which flew in the croatian area Bandeneinsätze (COIN). In February 44 as Staffelkapitän assigned with the deployment of 10.(Pz.)/SG 3 which he led with great success on almost all front areas 04.08.1944 named in OKW report (namentliche Nennung im OKW Bericht). 01.09.1944 promoted to Hauptmann. 25.09.1944 his Staffel destroyed their 300th tank since deployment. 22.10.1944 he destroyed his 50th tank with Ju 87 G. Since January 1945 Gruppenkommandeur I.(Pz.)/SG 9

30.04.1945 he was shot down and klilled over Sülte near Schwerin by a Spitfire. On the same occasion both Staffelkapitäne(RK reciepients) were shot down: Rainer Nossek (killed) and Wilhelm Bromen (badly wounded)

He had a total of more than 900 combat missions as Stuka-and Panzerschlachtflieger. More than 60 tank kills.

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Post by Erich » 10 Dec 2005 23:52

Josef Blümel

Feldwebel
* 15.08.1920 Prode/Kreis Trautenau (Sudeten)
RK 28.01.1945 as Feldwebel posthumously


He joined Lw in autumn 1940 and was trained as pilot. Though, he only made his first combat missions in April 1944 on the Krim (Crimean Peninsula) when he came from 5./SG 151 as Unteroffizier to the newly mustered 10.(Pz.)/SG 3 (which flew anti tank missions for the first time in april 44). Within a short time he became one of the best tank hunters and most successful Schwarmführer of the Panzerjagdstaffel of SG 3. He destroyed his 34th tank on 28.07.1944 and was promoted to Feldwebel with effect from 01.07.1944. On his 123rd combat mission he would destroy 2 tanks for his 52nd and 53rd tank kills. His 59th followed on the 17.09.1944.

On the 19.09.1944 Blümel had a combat mission between 9.20-10.00hrs which brought his 60th tank kill. On the 2nd mission at 11.10 his Ju 87 G-2 (WNr. 494231) was heavily damaged by Soviet FlaMG and he had to crash-land his plane behind enemy lines. After the emergency landing near Kekava (18km south of Riga) Blümel and his Bordfunker Obergefreiter Hermann Schwärzel were executed (Obermeier wrote murdered) but shot in the neck from Russians (Soviet soldiers? not all were Russians). 3 days later they were found by a search squad consisting of Heer troops and members of the Panzerjagdstaffel under the leadership of Hptm. Kuffne,r in the meanwhile had retaken the crash location. They were buried with military honors.

Ehrenpokal and DKiG were awarded posthumously on 28.and 29.09.1944.

total of approx. 150 combat missions as Panzerjäger with Ju 87: 60 tanks destroyed

more to come .....

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Post by Erich » 12 Dec 2005 17:34

Hans-Joachim Jäschke

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*18.07.1921 Niesky/ Schlesien

RK 26.03.1944 as Oberleutnant after 553 Feindflügen (combat missions)

There is not much known about this Stuka - and Schlachtflieger ace. Since the beginning of 1942 he flew with II./StG 1 (later II./SG 1) at the Ostfront and lead the 4th Staffel from 1944 until his death. He recieved the Ehrenpokal on 21.09.1942 and the German Cross in Gold on 02.08.1943 as Leutnant. He was awarded the RK for following achievements (among others): 78 tanks, 27 guns, over 100 trucks and 11 bridges destroyed.

On 21.07.1944 while strafing troops with his Fw 190 F-8 on the street of Kleszcsele (Hungary) and westward, he was shot down by Flak and hit in the fuel tank. Crashing from 1000m height and burning on the ground (senkrecht, brennend abgestürzt)

Exact combat mission count unknown, at least 600 mostly with Ju 87.

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'Immelmann' OLt. Korol I./SG 2

Post by ufo » 05 May 2006 08:52

Hallo, I'm new in here, checking in from Germany.
My father was an 'Immelmann' - during the final
year (approx.) of the war he was Lt. Anton Korol's Bofu
(Bordfunker & Tailgunner) with I./SG 2
Staffelkapitän was H.-U. Rudel.
(My mother always claimed that my father chose
my first name 'Ulrich' for quite obvious reasons!
He denied )

My question to you experts is: Some time ago I saw
a picture in the NET taken by a US soldier in May '45
at the airfield where OLt Anton Korol flew in to surrender.
The pic. showed Korol, his Bofu and one of their mechanics
they took along on their last flight.
Cannot find the pic. anymore.
Would like to check if the Bofu in the pic is my father.
I remember him telling me that Rudel left eachone of his
people free to fly wherever he wanted.
Can anyone help?
If you have any questions - I'd be glad to help out.
ufo

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Post by Erich » 05 May 2006 17:51

UFO I would be most interested in your father's short service career mit Korol

I am sending you a private message viat this board.

Gruß

Erich

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Post by Pips » 06 May 2006 04:47

An excellent book on the subject is by Mick Spick, titled "Luftwaffe Bomber Aces".

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Re: Stuka and Schlacht aces

Post by Cult Icon » 09 Jan 2022 01:36

sources for anti-tank aces?

It looks like nobody scored anywhere close to Rudel.

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Re: Stuka and Schlacht aces

Post by Cult Icon » 11 Jan 2022 17:10

https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/261 ... -Heinz.htm

Rudolf-Heinz Ruffer, 80 tank kills with HS-129

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