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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 RahtGerhard1943-07-2923:104 Motor4./NJG 3Hannover 4800m
2 RahtGerhard1943-08-2400:584 MotorStab II./NJG 3Berlin 3500m
3 RahtGerhard1943-09-2723:104 Motor4./NJG 3Hannover 4800m
4 RahtGerhard1943-10-2020:154 Motor4./NJG 315km NE Stendal 6000m
5 RahtGerhard1944-02-2422:024 Motor4./NJG 3300m Kels a Baden-Baden 5600m
6 RahtGerhard1944-02-2522:434 Motor4./NJG 3Slugsberg W Munchen 6000m
7 RahtGerhard1944-03-1523:124 Motor4./NJG 3SW Stuttgart 5700m
8 RahtGerhard1944-03-2221:284 Motor4./NJG 3Area Hannover 6200m
9 RahtGerhard1944-03-2221:484 Motor4./NJG 3NW Frankfurt-Main  
10 RahtGerhard1944-03-2221:524 Motor4./NJG 3N Frankfurt-am-Main  
11 RahtGerhard1944-03-2222:144 Motor4./NJG 3WNW Frankfurt-Main 6000m
12 RahtGerhard1944-03-2422:284 Motor4./NJG 3Obj Berlin 5300m
13 RahtGerhard1944-03-3100:264 Motor4./NJG 3SW Bonn gegend FF-Ida 5000m
14 RahtGerhard1944-04-2502:434 Motor4./NJG 330-40km S FlPl Echterdingen 4500m
15 RahtGerhard1944-06-1200:534 MotorStab I./NJG 2Franz kuste 1500m
16 RahtGerhard1944-06-2200:374 MotorStab I./NJG 2SE Compiegne 3000m
17 RahtGerhard1944-06-2300:374 MotorStab I./NJG 2SE Compiegne 4000m
18 RahtGerhard1944-07-0801:114 MotorStab I./NJG 205 East S/AE 3400m
19 RahtGerhard1944-07-0801:054 MotorStab I./NJG 205 East S/AB-AC 3500m
20 RahtGerhard1944-07-0801:294 MotorStab I./NJG 205 East S/TD-TE 3200m
21 RahtGerhard1944-07-1902:174 MotorStab I./NJG 204 East N/FF (Gien) 3200m
22 RahtGerhard1944-07-1902:074 MotorStab I./NJG 204 East N/AG (Coulommiers) 2500m
23 RahtGerhard1944-07-2900:454 MotorStab I./NJG 2EG-FG 2500m
24 RahtGerhard1943-07-3000:52Halifax II

Stab II./NJG 31km S Tellingsbeek 6000m
25 RahtGerhard1943-07-3000:40Halifax II

4./NJG 31km SE Rederstall 5900m
26 RahtGerhard1942-07-2701:09 Halifax

5.NJG 3SW Pellworm 500m
27 RahtGerhard1943-03-3000:50Halifax

5./NJG 2957 2E9 5300m
28 RahtGerhard1943-12-0117:54Halifax

4./NJG 3(Frisians-Denmark)  
29 RahtGerhard1944-01-2902:34Halifax

4.NJG 3  800m
30 RahtGerhard1944-04-2301:23Halifax

4./NJG 3SSW Objekt (Target) 6000m
31 RahtGerhard1943-01-1721:59Lancaster

4./NJG 3756 4E9 3000m
32 RahtGerhard1943-03-1022:12 Lancaster

5./NJG 3964 8H7 4500mLancaster ED305
33 RahtGerhard1943-06-2500:25Lancaster

1.NJG 1E. Monschau (W. Woensdrecht) 7000m
34 RahtGerhard1943-07-3000:23Lancaster

4./NJG 3Near Warseln 6000m
35 RahtGerhard1943-08-1802:57Lancaster

Stab II./NJG 33km E Flensburg 3500m
36 RahtGerhard1943-10-2022:35Lancaster

4./NJG 3AQ-43G (Haguenau) 6000m
37 RahtGerhard1943-10-2222:35Lancaster

4./NJG 3AQ-43g (Haguenau) 6000m
38 RahtGerhard1944-01-2902:37Lancaster

4.NJG 3  3500m
39 RahtGerhard1944-02-1520:03Lancaster

4./NJG 3NO Hadersleben 5200m
40 RahtGerhard1944-04-2301:44Lancaster

4./NJG 3WNW Dusseldorf 5000m
41 RahtGerhard1944-04-2702:15Lancaster

4./NJG 3Schweinfurt 4500m
42 RahtGerhard1944-07-0101:44Lancaster

Stab I./NJG 2Area Bailleau 2400m
43 RahtGerhard1943-06-2201:32Stirling

1./NJG 112km W Antwerp 3800m

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