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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 DrewesMartin1944-03-2500:35-404 MotorStab III./NJG 140km W Flpl Twente 6000m
2 DrewesMartin1944-03-2500:204 MotorStab III./NJG 1Twente FO 6000m
3 DrewesMartin1944-03-3100:504 MotorStab III./NJG 1Megelburg 5500m
4 DrewesMartin1944-03-3101:204 MotorStab III./NJG 1Gegend Limburg 5500m
5 DrewesMartin1944-03-3100:054 MotorStab III./NJG 1Gegend Aachen 5500m
6 DrewesMartin1944-04-1900:114 MotorStab III./NJG 1SW Dieppe 5000m
7 DrewesMartin1944-04-1900:014 MotorStab III./NJG 130km NE Rouen 5000m
8 DrewesMartin1944-07-2101:114 MotorStab III./NJG 1HFF Hase 5800m
9 DrewesMartin1943-11-2612:47B-17 Fortress

11.NJG 1W. Lemmer  
10 DrewesMartin1944-01-1113:45B-17 Fortress

11./NJG 1NW Rotterdam  
11 DrewesMartin1944-01-1113:37B-17 Fortress

11./NJG 11km W Almelo  
12 DrewesMartin1944-01-0512:32B-24 Liberator

11./NJG 1100km N Nordeney  
13 DrewesMartin1941-05-2012:00 Gladiator
4./ZG26(Iraq ) 20m
14 DrewesMartin1943-03-1421:42Halifax

7./NJG 3West of Herdlage b Rohrig 200m
15 DrewesMartin1943-08-1603:19Halifax

11./NJG 11½km S Modane 5300m
16 DrewesMartin1943-08-2803:19Halifax

11./NJG 11½km S Modane 5300m
17 DrewesMartin1943-08-3103:58Halifax

11./NJG 1Maastricht 4800m
18 DrewesMartin1943-09-2723:30Halifax

1./NJG 1NE Nordflingen 4400m
19 DrewesMartin1943-06-2602:40Lancaster

11./NJG 1Insel Texel 5000m
20 DrewesMartin1944-01-1418:38Lancaster

11.NJG 1Klazienaveen  
21 DrewesMartin1944-01-2200:46Lancaster

11.NJG 120km W. Sneek  
22 DrewesMartin1944-03-2423:38Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1250˚ vor FF Zebra 6800m
23 DrewesMartin1944-04-2100:40Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 130km S Paris 2300m
24 DrewesMartin1944-04-2300:22Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 110-20km SE Rosieres 2300m
25 DrewesMartin1944-04-2500:37Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 130-50km W Mannheim 6200m
26 DrewesMartin1944-04-2700:35Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 104 East N/DU-4 (Biberach) 5200m
27 DrewesMartin1944-04-2700:58Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 104 East N/EL-6 (Langes) 5000m
28 DrewesMartin1944-04-2801:48Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 130-50km SE Arnheim 4500m
29 DrewesMartin1944-05-0200:45Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Saint-Arnoud 3500m
30 DrewesMartin1944-05-0400:26Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 104 East/CJ-2 (NE Troyes) 2300m
31 DrewesMartin1944-05-0401:18Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1DJ-1 (S Troyes) 4000m
32 DrewesMartin1944-05-0400:44Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 104 East/CG-3 (Nogent-sur-Seine) 1800m
33 DrewesMartin1944-05-0400:50Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 180-100km SE Paris 2000m
34 DrewesMartin1944-05-0400:36Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 104 East N/CH (area Romilly) 3500m
35 DrewesMartin1944-05-1300:49Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Eastw Brussels 1400m
36 DrewesMartin1944-05-1300:44Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1NNW St Trond 1500m
37 DrewesMartin1944-05-1301:00Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1South of Ghent 3000m
38 DrewesMartin1944-05-2200:50Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Zwolle FN-73 5500m
39 DrewesMartin1944-05-2200:58Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Area Vooete 5500m
40 DrewesMartin1944-05-2201:38Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1km 4 Veghel 5000m
41 DrewesMartin1944-05-2202:04Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Area Breda 4500m
42 DrewesMartin1944-05-2201:50Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Area Gouda 5000m
43 DrewesMartin1944-06-1702:05Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1Amsterdam 4500m
44 DrewesMartinHptm.41st1944-06-1702:16Halifax

Stab III./NJG 1North sea 80 km WSW IJmuiden at 4.700mHptm. Martin Drewes from Stab III./NG1 claimed a Lancaster (his 41st Abschuss) over the sea 80 km WSW IJmuiden at 4.700m at 02:16 hrs. This was recorded as a probable for 103 Sqn Lancaster LM173. However it is believed that the aircraft was in fact 426 Sqn Halifax LK879, which was claimed as a probable Lt. Walter Briegleb his 9th Abschuss, from 10./NJG3.
45 DrewesMartin1944-06-2202:35Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1KH-1-JH-7 (Schouwen) 1500m
46 DrewesMartin1944-06-2202:32Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1KH-2 (Schouwen) 2000m
47 DrewesMartin1944-07-2101:20Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 1West of Oldenzaal 5500m
48 DrewesMartin1944-05-04 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
49 DrewesMartin1944-05-04 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
50 DrewesMartin1944-05-04 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
51 DrewesMartin1944-05-04 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
52 DrewesMartin1944-05-04 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
53 DrewesMartin1944-05-22 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
54 DrewesMartin1944-05-22 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
55 DrewesMartin1944-05-22 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
56 DrewesMartin1944-05-22 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
57 DrewesMartin1944-05-22 Shoot DownStab III./NJG 1Channel Front  
58 DrewesMartin1941-08-2911:00Spitfire

6./ZG76332 650m
59 DrewesMartin1943-01-1722:32Stirling

7./NJG 39558 H Near Linten 5600m

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