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Data derived from many sources. Corrections/Additions requested through Helpdesk
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.

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. A conversion facility 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.

Details on Soviet and Russian plane types are found here.

You searched for: “becker and ludwig

#Name (↓)First NamesRankVictoriesSequenceVictoryDate (↓)Victory TimeOpponentAirCraft (↓)UnitLocationNotesLinksPhoto
1 BeckerLudwig1940-09-2922:53Wellington

4.NJG 1Blijham/Groningen  
2 BeckerLudwig1940-10-1621:25Wellington

4./NJG 1   
3 BeckerLudwig1941-08-0900:25Wellington

4./NJG 1Near Nieue Schans 5200m
4 BeckerLudwig1941-08-1301:25Manchester

4.NJG 1Near Shlochteren (13km ESE Groningen) 4700m
5 BeckerLudwig1941-08-1301:25Manchester

4.NJG 125km E. Groningen  
6 BeckerLudwig1941-08-1501:17Whitley V

4./NJG 164/77/3 Near Vredepeel 4200m
7 BeckerLudwig1941-08-1801:44Hampden

4./NJG 1b Paterwalre/Groningen 3200m
8 BeckerLudwig1941-09-0623:00Whitley

4./NJG 154634 (Oldebroek) 2300m
9 BeckerLudwig1941-09-2922:53Wellington

4./NJG 1(115Sqn Blijham/Groningen WRC)  
10 BeckerLudwig1941-11-08 Whitley

Stab II./NJG 2   
11 BeckerLudwig1942-01-2021:00Wellington

6./NJG 2off Terschelling (12Sqn)  
12 BeckerLudwig1942-03-0903:24Manchester

6./NJG 2Sea 3km ENE Enkhuizen (83Sqn)  
13 BeckerLudwig1942-03-1223:04Whitley V

4./NJG 1Waddenzee off Ameland (58Sqn)  
14 BeckerLudwig1942-03-2522:28Manchester

6./NJG 2Sea off Konswerderzand (106Sqn)  
15 BeckerLudwig1942-03-2600:33Hampden

6.NJG 2N. Vlieland  
16 BeckerLudwig1942-03-2622:30Hampden

6.NJG 2N. Vlieland  
17 BeckerLudwig1942-03-2822:05Stirling

6./NJG 2Sea N Terschelling (7Sqn)  
18 BeckerLudwig1942-06-0400:27Stirling

6./NJG 243224 gegend Den Helder 3000m
19 BeckerLudwig1942-06-0601:21Wellington

6./NJG 24329 5200m
20 BeckerLudwig.1942-06-0700:44 Manchester

6./NJG 25441 in Sea 3500m
21 BeckerLudwig1942-06-0701:10Stirling

6./NJG 254/6/6 Halruk 3600m
22 BeckerLudwig1942-06-0701:47Wellington

6./NJG 254/6/3 in Sea 4600m
23 BeckerLudwig1942-06-0902:16Wellington

6./NJG 24476 in Sea 5100m
24 BeckerLudwig1942-06-2003:00Wellington

6.NJG 230km NW Vlieland  
25 BeckerLudwig1942-06-2600:39Stirling

6.NJG 2Wieringemeer  
26 BeckerLudwig1942-08-1801:46Stirling

6.NJG 2444 4B in Sea (30km W. Terschelling) 1800m
27 BeckerLudwig1942-08-1802:35Wellington

6.NJG 2446 6G in Sea (5km S. Harlingen) 3500m
28 BeckerLudwig1942-08-2801:43Stirling

6.NJG 243i 6D (Sea) (W. Bergen-an-Sea) 3600m
29 BeckerLudwig1942-08-2801:22Wellington

6.NJG 2Weroerspeet (6km SE Medemblik) 3200m
30 BeckerLudwig1942-09-0505:09Wellington

6./NJG 2643 2G1 1000m
31 BeckerLudwig1942-09-0504:45Wellington

6./NJG 2544 3G9 3200m
32 BeckerLudwig1942-09-0504:15Wellington

6./NJG 2542 7D9 4200m
33 BeckerLudwig1942-09-1402:21Halifax

6.NJG 2631 1C (10km S. Leeuwarden) 5700m
34 BeckerLudwig1942-10-1323:49Stirling

12./NJG 1444 7O5 3600m
35 BeckerLudwig1942-10-1400:20Wellington

12./NJG 1446 2A4 2700m
36 BeckerLudwig1942-11-0922:55Wellington

12./NJG 1546 9B8 2600m
37 BeckerLudwig1943-01-0819:23Lancaster

12./NJG 1Hackfort 7km SE Zutphen 800-1000m
38 BeckerLudwig1943-01-1723:28Stirling

12./NJG 1544 8F4 3800m
39 BeckerLudwig1943-01-1723:03Stirling

12./NJG 1543 2A in Sea 3800m
40 BeckerLudwig1943-01-3103:10Lancaster

12./NJG 124 5 in Sea 500m
41 BeckerLudwig1943-02-26 B-17 Fortress

11./NJG 1B-17 Dogfight North Sea  
42 BeckerLudwig1943-10-1015:45B-17 Fortress

1./ZG13km SW Raalte 5000m

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