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Luftwaffe Victories by Name and Date

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This remarkable database is intended to complement data in the Kracker Archive (on this site) by providing a daily account of each Luftwaffe pilot's actions against his opponent(s). Using a number of primary and secondary sources, we attempt to list for each pilot, his victories in their date order, so far as this has been possible (records, however, are on many occasions not up to this task). One line thus covers one complete action and victory. Thus, for example, you can read across from a pilot's name to discover that he scored 65 victories in total and the line you are reading is the 38th victory he recorded.

This is a work-in-progress.
It is our first 'crowd-corrected' database. The number of errors contained in the raw data is higher than for other of our databases and as a consequence, we need your help in cleaning up the data: with over 600,000 data items in the database we simply can't do this on our own. Duplication errors were introduced when we consolidated data from several sometimes-overlapping sources, and there are the usual errors associated with wartime records. Despite this, the records contain information not commonly found elsewhere and hence merit publication. It's relatively easy to see when a pilot's record is duplicated: 2 victories on the same date and at the same time are obviously describing a single incident, even if one version has the pilot's first name and other might not, comparing other details will show it's the same person. Let us know please when you find any of these, or any other errors, by raising a ticket on the Helpdesk. Thanks in advance.

Bear in mind when cross-referencing Luftwaffe claims to our Allied Losses and Incidents Database that for consistency, Date of Death in the Allied Losses and Incidents Database is the date the mission was briefed since the precise time of a loss was not usually certain at the time. Take-off was usually later the same day as the briefing, though occasionally a delay meant take-off occurred after midnight and therefore strictly the 'next day'. Our date is always the briefing date. Obviously many missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our date. For example, a Luftwaffe claim for a shoot-down at 0345 on 4 April will correspond to a Loss in the Allied Losses and Incidents Database for 3 April. Times are from German records and are thus are LOCAL (not GMT)

Search on date (format YYYY-MM-DD) to show who recorded victories in that date. Search on 'YYYY-MM-DD AND LaGG-3' to show who claimed a LaGG-3 victory on that date. Search on '1944-06' to discover all recorded victories on all fronts for June 1944. To Search on name, try 'last name'. If this produces too many results, use 'last name AND first name', thus 'marseille AND hans-joachim'

There are numerous duplicate entries included owing to the number of sources employed. These are being removed as found.

In the Links column you may find Links back to the Kracker Archive or forward to an extended story about this pilot, or a reference to his action in one of our other Databases. Where links are not provided, you may search for the pilot's name in our Kracker Archive, or you may use the serial number of his victim to search for further information in our Allied Losses and Incidents Database.

The Luftwaffe employed a grid reference system for action locations, as is occasionally shown in the location column. An explanation of the complex system is provided. An external site provides a conversion facility (unfortunately not currently accessible) which allows you to see the exact location of an action.
In order to get the location correct you must first determine (by reference to other sources) the location at which the pilot was based for this victory. This will tell you the Zusatzzahlgebiet (largest square) in which he was operating. Select that in the 'Current “Zusatzzahlgebiet“ (the largest square of Luftwaffe Map)' for example select 15 O (for 15 degrees East of Greenwich Meridian). After you have done that, put the location grid shown in the database in the 'Change Planquat' box, and you will then see a map showing where the action took place.


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#Name (↑)First NamesRankVictoriesSequenceVictoryDate (↑)Victory TimeOpponentAirCraft (↑)UnitLocationNotesLinksPhoto
1 DortenmannHans38321945-03-3114:46Auster

3./JG 26Ludwighausen
2 DudeckHeinz1944-07-1914:58Auster III

Stab IV./JG 2715 West S/TS 7 (N Periers) 200m
3 EllenriederXaver1944-07-2816:53Auster III

3./JG 26(v Conde-Vire) 200-300m
4 EllenriederXavier1944-07-2816:53Auster III

3./JG 26AT (v. Conde-Vire) 200-300m
5 ElserHans-Georg1944-07-2816:48Auster III

9./JG 2UT-69 (NE Villers-Bocage) 4-600m
6 EngelbrechtHans1944-06-0917:05Auster III

10./JG 215 West/S UU (Caen) Low Level
7 HammerAlfred26261945-04-1417:21Auster

Stab IV./JG 53Crailsheim-Rastatt
8 HeckmannAlfred (Fred)71641944-08-2212:35Auster

3./JG 26Mantes-Les Andelys
9 HofmannWilhelm44421945-03-019:32Auster

5./JG 26Near Mönchen-Gladbach 
10 HofmannWilhelm44361944-08-2812:10Auster

8./JG 26Melun 
11 KaatzAloysius1944-06-2710:25-30Auster III

5./JG 1UT 1-2/US 2-3 50m (St. Lo 270°) 50m
12 Kaatz1944-06-2710:25-30Auster III

5./JG 1UT 1-2/US 2-3 (St Lo 270˚) 50m
13 KiefnerGeorg1944-08-1711:50Auster III

1./JG 26BD-4 (Nogent-le-Roi) 650m
14 MayerWilhelm27251944-10-1614:10Auster

5./JG 26DürenL-4 of 101 A/B Div, US Army
15 MullerAlfred1944-07-2816:50Auster III

9./JG 2UT-6 (NE Villers-Bocage) 50-800m
16 MullerAlfred1944-07-2816:50Auster III

9./JG 2UT-6 (NE Villers-Bocage) 50-800m
17 MunscheKarl-Heinz1944-07-2414:32Auster III

9./JG 2UU-56 (Caen) 30-50m
18 OberhauserBenno1944-06-27 Auster

2./JG 115 West S/UT (St. Lo)  
19 Oberhauser1944-06-27 Auster

2./JG 115 West S/UT St Lo  
20 PifferAnton-Rudolf (Toni)35331944-06-1515:41Auster

1./JG 1Villers-Bocage
21 SaarOskar1944-07-2918:57Auster III

15./JG 27SSW Saint-Lo 400m
22 SchillerErwin1944-07-2816:55Auster III

11./JG 2UT-6 (NE Villers-Bocage) 50m
23 SchreckertWilhelm1944-06-2310:48Auster III

6./JG 2UU-2 (Caen town) 300m
24 SeegerGünther (Hupatz)56551945-04-0716:09Auster

7./JG 53Bad Mergentheim area
25 Treptau1944-07-2712:32Auster III

2./JG 115 West S/US-6 (N Coutances) 200m
26 Treptau1944-07-2712:32Auster III

2./JG 115 West S/US-6 (N. Coutances) 200m
27 VogtHeinz Gerhard48361944-08-299:40Auster

5./JG 26Soissons 
28 VogtHeinz Gerhard48481944-12-2614:15Auster

5./JG 26Bastogne 
29 WaldmannHans1944-08-0715:06Auster

4./JG 52   
30 WinklerMax1944-07-1915:05Auster III

1./JG 2715 West S/US 5 (15km W St Lo) 200m

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