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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: “sayn-wittgenstein

#Name (↑)First NamesRankVictoriesSequenceVictoryDate (↑)Victory TimeOpponentAirCraft (↑)UnitLocationNotesLinksPhoto
1 JungErich1943-12-2402:30Lancaster

6./NJG 2Ober-Sayn 6500m
2 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-2019:10Halifax

Stab /NJG 2Near Berlin 6000m
3 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-2019:25Halifax

Stab /NJG 2Near Berlin 3200m
4 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-2019:15Halifax

Stab /NJG 2Near Berlin  
5 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-1420:00Lancaster

Stab /NJG 2   
6 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-02 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
7 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-02 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
8 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-02 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
9 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-02 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
10 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-02 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
11 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-02 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
12 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-21 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
13 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-21 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
14 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-21 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
15 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-21 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
16 Sayn-WitttgensteinHeinrich zu1944-01-21 Shoot DownStab /NJG 2   
17 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-10-1820:354 MotorStab II./NJG 3Hannover 6200m
18 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-10-2221:354 MotorStab II./NJG 3vicinity Frankfurt 6100m
19 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-10-2221:104 MotorStab II./NJG 310-20km NNW Kassel 4000m
20 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1921:20A-20 Boston

Stab IV./NJG 5North of Orel 3000m
21 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-1703:09B-24 Liberator

Erg./NJG 2   
22 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-09-1023:54B-24 Liberator

9./NJG 2   
23 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-04-2320:30B-25 MitchellStab IV./NJG 5SE Schweindl  
24 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1821:39B-25 MitchellStab IV./NJG 564 819/35 East 2500m
25 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2021:20B-25 MitchellStab IV./NJG 510kmm Mtsensk 3500m
26 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2021:15B-25 MitchellStab IV./NJG 510km NE Orel 3500m
27 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2101:30B-25 MitchellStab IV./NJG 5Orel 5000m
28 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0522:44B-25 MitchellStab IV./NJG 544 384/35 East 5300m
29 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-05-0701:20 Blenheim

Erg./NJG 2   
30 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-07-2901:11Fulmar

9./NJG 2   
31 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-0200:43Halifax

Erg./NJG 2   
32 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-08-0103:30Halifax

9./NJG 2   
33 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-08-0704:15Halifax

9./NJG 2   
34 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-09-1023:50Halifax

9./NJG 2   
35 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-2400:18Halifax

Stab II./NJG 3NNW Neuhaldensleben 5500m
36 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-08-0103:17Hampden

9./NJG 2   
37 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-04-1623:13Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5Map Reference illegible  
38 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-04-1623:55Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5   
39 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-04-2223:20Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5Locations & Height Illegible  
40 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-05-0122:37Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5SE Eydklau 3800m
41 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1121:50Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 569 58 2200m
42 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1421:47Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5E Otrada NE Orel 4800m
43 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1922:10Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5Stadt Orel 3500m
44 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1921:10Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5North of Orel 3000m
45 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2001:30Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 5North of Orel 4000m
46 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2021:08Ilyushin DB-3

Stab IV./NJG 515km NE Orel 3500m
47 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1721:26Ilyushin DB-3F/Il-4

Stab IV./NJG 550km NE Orel 2000m
48 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0322:09Ilyushin DB-3F/Il-4

Stab IV./NJG 544 372/35 East 3800m
49 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0321:12Ilyushin DB-3F/Il-4

Stab IV./NJG 544 671/35 East 4100m
50 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0320:58Ilyushin DB-3F/Il-4

Stab IV./NJG 544 394/35 East 4600m
51 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0821:50Ilyushin DB-3F/Il-4

Stab IV./NJG 544342 2000m
52 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1821:47Ilyushin DB-3P

Stab IV./NJG 564 821/35 East  
53 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-07-2403:10Lancaster

9./NJG 2   
54 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-06-2502:25Lancaster

1./NJG 105 East S/HH-23a 3200m
55 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-05-3101:36Manchester

Erg./NJG 2   
56 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0123:01Polikarpov R-5

Stab IV./NJG 544153/35 East 2600m
57 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0121:40Polikarpov R-5

Stab IV./NJG 544322/35 East 1800m
58 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0221:27Polikarpov R-5

Stab IV./NJG 544 323/35 East 2500m
59 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-3121:13Potez 63

Stab IV./NJG 544 362/35 East 3000m
60 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-08-0121:47Potez 63

Stab IV./NJG 544313/35 East 2700m
61 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-07-0303:05Stirling

III./NJG 23215g in Sea 300m
62 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-07-0303:05Stirling

9./NJG 2   
63 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-09-1023:15Stirling

9./NJG 2   
64 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-09-1622:52Stirling

9./NJG 2   
65 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-06-2302:09Stirling

1./NJG 105 East S/HH 59 4400m
66 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-06-2503:09Stirling

1./NJG 105 East S/HJ-14g 850m
67 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-06-2502:50Stirling

1./NJG 105 East S/HH-43e 250m
68 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-1422:05TB-7Stab IV./NJG 5West of Bolkhov 4800m
69 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2021:38TB-7Stab IV./NJG 510km NE Orel 4000m
70 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2021:50TB-7Stab IV./NJG 515km NE Orel 4000m
71 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2021:55TB-7Stab IV./NJG 510km NE Orel 4000m
72 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-07-2222:25TB-7Stab IV./NJG 55km SE Seschinskaya 4000m
73 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-05-3101:16Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
74 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-0601:50Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
75 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-0601:16Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
76 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-0903:05Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
77 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-1703:23Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
78 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-2603:07Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
79 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-06-3003:26Wellington

Erg./NJG 2   
80 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1942-08-0104:42Wellington

9./NJG 2   
81 Sayn-WittgensteinHeinrich zu1943-06-2503:35Wellington

1./NJG 105 East S/HJ-44d 200m

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