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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 ZornerPaul59531944-06-250:324 MotorStab III./NJG 5E Boulogne
2 ZornerPaul59541944-06-250:504 MotorStab III./NJG 5NW Etaples
3 ZornerPaul59561944-07-252:254 MotorStab III./NJG 5W Strasbourg
4 ZornerPaul59571944-07-252:354 MotorStab III./NJG 5NW Strasbourg
5 ZornerPaul59581944-07-252:544 MotorStab III./NJG 530km NW St Dizier
6 ZornerPaul59591945-03-061:30B-24 Liberator

Stab II./NJG 100SSE Graz
7 ZornerPaul5931943-02-1920:34 Boston

2./NJG 312km N Nordeney Wellington of 426 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt J Gauthier
8 ZornerPaul59101943-07-253:54 Halifax

1./NJG 3Ten Boer Halifax HR864 LQ-M of 405 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O ME Tomczak.
9 ZornerPaul5911943-01-1721:55Halifax

2./NJG 345km NW Juist
10 ZornerPaul59431944-04-231:03Halifax

III./NJG 5SW Aachen
11 ZornerPaul59491944-06-111:00Halifax

Stab III./NJG 5W Dreux
12 ZornerPaul59501944-06-111:01Halifax

Stab III./NJG 5SE Verneuil-sur-Avre
13 ZornerPaul59511944-06-111:08Halifax

Stab III./NJG 5SE Verneuil-sur-Avre
14 ZornerPaul5991943-07-091:53Lancaster

1./NJG 3Near Harzé
15 ZornerPaul5921943-02-1120:44Lancaster

2./NJG 340km WNW Borkum
16 ZornerPaul59111943-08-181:53Lancaster

3./NJG 3GreifswaldLancaster of 57 Sqn, RAF flown by W/C Haskill
17 ZornerPaul59121943-08-182:03Lancaster

3./NJG 3PeenemündeLancaster of 426 Sqn, RAF, flown by F/Lt Shuttleworth
18 ZornerPaul59131943-11-2320:09Lancaster

8./NJG 340km NW Berlin
19 ZornerPaul59141943-12-0219:24Lancaster

8./NJG 3S Sulingen
20 ZornerPaul59151943-12-0220:29Lancaster

8./NJG 3SW Berlin
21 ZornerPaul59161943-12-2020:02Lancaster

8./NJG 3Hintermeiligen
22 ZornerPaul59171943-12-243:02Lancaster

8./NJG 3Rodsenhain
23 ZornerPaul59181943-12-245:43 Lancaster

8./NJG 3Vechta-QuakenbrückLancaster ED999 See Bomber Command Database on this site
24 ZornerPaul59191943-12-246:02Lancaster

8./NJG 32km NW Apeldoorn
25 ZornerPaul59201944-01-033:10Lancaster

8./NJG 3Luckenwalde
26 ZornerPaul59211944-01-06-Lancaster

8./NJG 3NW Stettin
27 ZornerPaul59221944-01-06-Lancaster

8./NJG 3NW Stettin
28 ZornerPaul59231944-01-20-Lancaster

8./NJG 3N Berlin
29 ZornerPaul59241944-01-20-Lancaster

8./NJG 3N Berlin
30 ZornerPaul59251944-02-1520:22Lancaster

8./NJG 33km SE Rebeitz
31 ZornerPaul59261944-02-1521:11Lancaster

8./NJG 3N Neuruppin
32 ZornerPaul59271944-02-203:04Lancaster

8./NJG 3N Hannover
33 ZornerPaul59281944-02-203:17Lancaster

8./NJG 3Wesendorf
34 ZornerPaul59291944-02-203:26Lancaster

8./NJG 3Burg/Gardelegen
35 ZornerPaul59301944-02-203:41Lancaster

8./NJG 3S Briest
36 ZornerPaul59311944-02-2422:15Lancaster

8./NJG 3SW Stuttgart
37 ZornerPaul59321944-02-2422:20Lancaster

8./NJG 3SW Stuttgart
38 ZornerPaul59331944-02-2422:30Lancaster

8./NJG 3S Stuttgart
39 ZornerPaul59341944-02-250:25Lancaster

8./NJG 3NW Stuttgart
40 ZornerPaul59351944-02-250:51Lancaster

8./NJG 3N Stuttgart
41 ZornerPaul59361944-03-2221:43Lancaster

8./NJG 3Giessen area
42 ZornerPaul59371944-03-2222:18Lancaster

8./NJG 3Giessen area
43 ZornerPaul59381944-03-2422:57Lancaster

8./NJG 3E Leipzig
44 ZornerPaul59391944-03-2622:30Lancaster

8./NJG 3N Oberhausen
45 ZornerPaul59401944-03-2623:04Lancaster

8./NJG 3W St Trond
46 ZornerPaul59411944-03-2623:12Lancaster

8./NJG 3SW Brussels
47 ZornerPaul59441944-04-281:20Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 5S Nancy
48 ZornerPaul59451944-04-281:19Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 5SW Strasbourg
49 ZornerPaul59461944-04-282:09Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 5NW Friedrichshafen
50 ZornerPaul59471944-06-012:35Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 5Villeguines-Anmont
51 ZornerPaul59481944-06-031:22Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 530km WN Évreux
52 ZornerPaul59521944-06-111:42Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 5SW Dreux
53 ZornerPaul59551944-07-011:22Lancaster

Stab III./NJG 515km SW Bourges
54 ZornerPaul59421944-04-213:30Mosquito

III./NJG 520km SE BrusselsMosquito (DD616) of 169 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt Morgan
55 ZornerPaul5941943-02-2620:46Stirling

2./NJG 330km NNW Schirmannikoog
56 ZornerPaul5971943-06-292:22Wellington

1./NJG 39km NW LöwenWellington of 300 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt Kleinschmidt
57 ZornerPaul5981943-07-041:09Wellington

1./NJG 32km E Neerhespen
58 ZornerPaul5951943-03-0720:30 Wellington HE202

2./NJG 312km NE Nordeney
59 ZornerPaul5961943-03-143:51Wellington

2./NJG 3N Nordeney

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