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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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You searched for: “frank and rudolf

#Name (↑)First NamesRankVictoriesSequenceVictoryDate (↑)Victory TimeOpponentAirCraft (↑)UnitLocationNotesLinksPhoto
1 FrankRudolf1944-02-20 Shoot Down3./NJG 3   
2 FrankRudolf1943-08-3123:28Lancaster

2./NJG 3150m N Flgpl Hesepe 5200m
3 FrankRudolf1943-09-2323:42Lancaster

2./NJG 3110km W Mannheim 5500m
4 FrankRudolf1943-11-1823:11Lancaster

2./NJG 3Oud Kembeek  
5 FrankRudolf1943-12-1619:15Lancaster

6./NJG 33km SW Sulingen 6300m
6 FrankRudolf1944-01-2122:59Lancaster

6.NJG 3Magdeburg  
7 FrankRudolf1944-02-2003:04Lancaster

3./NJG 3GH-3 to GB-1 6500m
8 FrankRudolf1944-02-2004:33Lancaster

3./NJG 315km SW Speningen 6500m
9 FrankRudolf1944-02-2005:22Lancaster

3./NJG 32km E Heenwijk 6500m
10 FrankRudolf1944-04-2301:55Lancaster

3./NJG 330-10km NW Venlo 6000m
11 FrankRudolf1944-04-2701:55Lancaster

3./NJG 3LM 6500m
12 FrankRudolf1944-02-20 Shoot Down3./NJG 3   
13 FrankRudolf1944-02-20 Shoot Down3./NJG 3   
14 FrankRudolf1944-02-20 Shoot Down3./NJG 3   
15 FrankRudolf1943-06-1700:45Lancaster

2./NJG 1Lierre 5200m
16 FrankRudolf1944-02-20 Shoot Down3./NJG 3   
17 FrankRudolf1943-03-0322:10Stirling

1./NJG 3Melchiors Lauren 3000m
18 FrankRudolf1943-08-2401:05Stirling

2./NJG 3Berlin 3500m
19 FrankRudolf1941-07-0300:36Wellington

1.NJG 310km N. Grafeld  
20 FrankRudolf1941-09-1523:30Wellington

1.NJG 3NW Meppen  
21 FrankRudolf1942-07-0301:26Wellington

1./NJG 3   
22 FrankRudolf1942-07-0302:31Wellington

1./NJG 3   
23 FrankRudolf1942-09-1403:10Wellington

1.NJG 310km NE Hardenburg 3600m
24 FrankRudolf1943-06-2201:24Wellington

2./NJG 1Gramersweil 500m
25 FrankRudolf1943-09-1403:10Wellington

1.NJG 310km NE Hardenberg 3600m
26 FrankRudolf1943-10-0800:32Wellington

2./NJG 3UP-76 F (Saarbrucken area) 1400m
27 FrankRudolf1942-01-2120:31Whitley V

1./NJG 3   
28 FrankRudolf1943-08-3103:43Halifax

2./NJG 3   
29 FrankRudolf1944-02-1520:404 Motor3./NJG 3NE Luneburg 6300m
30 FrankRudolf1944-02-2002:504 Motor3./NJG 3ET-6 to EU-4 6400m
31 FrankRudolf1944-03-2221:184 Motor3./NJG 3GR-2 6000m
32 FrankRudolf1944-03-2221:404 Motor3./NJG 3IR-1 Gutersloh 5500m
33 FrankRudolf1944-03-2500:424 Motor3./NJG 310km N Almelo 6000m
34 FrankRudolf1944-03-2500:244 Motor3./NJG 315km vor Meppen 6400m
35 FrankRudolf1944-03-2500:194 Motor3./NJG 3S Meppen 6700m
36 FrankRudolf1944-03-3100:044 Motor3./NJG 3OU-OT 5500m
37 FrankRudolf1944-03-3100:244 Motor3./NJG 305 East S/NT-OT (Alsfeld) 6000m
38 FrankRudolf1944-03-3100:354 Motor3./NJG 305 East S/OT (Vogelsbergs) 6000m
39 FrankRudolf1944-04-2323:224 Motor3./NJG 3RB (Langland Island) 3500m
40 FrankRudolf1943-07-0401:06Halifax

2./NJG 1Huissen 5300m
41 FrankRudolf1944-02-1520:594 Motor3./NJG 3Area Luneburg  
42 FrankRudolf1943-08-3103:43Halifax

2./NJG 3Monchengladbach 4500m
43 FrankRudolf1943-09-0600:50Halifax

2./NJG 3SSE Mannheim 4800m
44 FrankRudolf1943-09-2222:39Halifax

2./NJG 3Hannover 5700m
45 FrankRudolf1943-09-2222:39Halifax

2./NJG 3West of Hannover 5700m
46 FrankRudolf1943-10-0321:56Halifax

2./NJG 315km SW Oldenburg  
47 FrankRudolf1943-12-2020:00Halifax

6./NJG 3NE Frankfurt-am-Main 5700m
48 FrankRudolf1944-01-2123:04Halifax

6.NJG 3Magdeburg  
49 FrankRudolf1944-02-2002:38Halifax

3./NJG 3ES-8 to FS-2 6300m
50 FrankRudolf1942-01-2621:03Hampden

1./NJG 3   
51 FrankRudolf1943-06-1500:53Lancaster

2./NJG 18km N Antwerp 6000m
52 FrankRudolf1943-06-1701:46Lancaster

2./NJG 105 East S/LH-42 7500m
53 FrankRudolf1943-06-1701:00Lancaster

2./NJG 1Moorleghem (SEGhent) 50m

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