Aces of the Luftwaffe

Author: Petr Kacha

Luftwaffe Experten
Luftwaffe Experten

Aces of the Eastern Front
Aces of the Eastern Front

Aces of the Western Front
Aces of the Western Front

Aces of the Battle of France
Aces of the Battle of France

Aces of the Battle of Britain
Aces of the Western Front

NightfightersNightfighters

Luftwaffe Aces of the English Channel Front
Luftwaffe Aces of the English Channel Front

Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"Jagdgeschwader 51

Aces of the Spanish Civil War
Aces of the Spanish Civil War

Top-Scorers Against USAAF
Top-Scorers Against USAAF

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Gustav Rödel
Oberst
Gustav Rödel
98 victories

Gustav Rödel was born on 24 October 1915 at Merseburg in Sachsen. He joined the Luftwaffe with the rank of Fahnenjunker in 1936 and underwent fighter pilot training. Rödel participated in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion serving with J 88. He was awarded the Spanienkreuz in Bronze with Schwertern for his achievements there. On 15 July 1939, Rödel joined JG 21. Leutnant Rödel was assigned to 2./JG 21. He participated in the invasion of Poland gaining his first victory, a Polish P.24 fighter shot down near Warschau, on 1 September. However, on 7 September, he was forced down during a ground-strafing mission...
Horst Brock was born on 26 September 1922 at Breslau. He joined the Luftwaffe and began flying training with Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 61, based at Oschatz, on 25 May 1941. Brock completed his fighter pilot’s training with Jagdgruppe Ost based at St Jean d’Angely in France. On 16 March 1943, Brock was posted to JG 3 based on the Eastern front. Leutnant Brock was assigned to 5./JG 3. He recorded his first victories on 15 April, operating over the northern sector of the Kuban bridgehead, when he shot down two Russian fighters. Brock recorded his 10th victory on 11 May, when he claimed a Russian Yak-1 fighter shot down...

Horst Brock
Leutnant
Horst Brock
at least 17 victories

 

Gerhard Bärsdorf
Leutnant
Gerhard Bärsdorf
7 victories

Gerhard-Alfred Bärsdorf was born on 18 July 1920 at Leubus. Bärsdorf volunteered to join the newly formed JG Herrmann, operating single-engine fighters by night to counter the British night bombing offensive, in early July 1943. The unit was the brainchild of Major Hajo Herrmann (7 victories, RK-S). Leutnant Bärsdorf was assigned to Stabsstaffel of II./JG Hermann based at Rheine flying Fw 190 A fighters. He recorded his first victory on the night of 29/30 July, when he intercepted a RAF Lancaster four-engine bomber, one of 777 heavy and medium bombers targetting Hamburg, and shot it down near Hamburg...
Karl-Heinz Scherfling was born on 6 September 1918 at Gelsenkirchen in Ruhrgebiet. Scherfling was posted to 7./NJG 1 at the end of 1940. He recorded his first victory on the night of 31 March/1 April 1941, when he shot down a RAF Wellington twin-engine bomber near Groningen. On the night of 9/10 April, he recorded his second, and the Nachtjagd’s first, victory over a four-engine bomber when he shot down a RAF Stirling near Lingen...

 
Karl-Heinz Scherfling
Oberfeldwebel

Karl-Heinz Scherfling
33 victories

 

Bruno Stolle
Hauptmann

Bruno Stolle
35 victories
 
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Bruno Stolle was born on 13 April 1915 at Münster in Westfalen. Stolle was a blind flying instructor with I./LG 1 at the beginning of the war but was then transferred to 3./JG 51. On 15 March 1940, Stolle was transferred to 8./JG 2. He took part in the Battle for France. He also participated in the Battle of Britain, where he gained his first aerial victories on 11 August when shot down two RAF fighters. Stolle was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG 2 on 7 September 1940. He had three victories to his credit at this time. His scoring rate increased in 1941 with 11 Spitfires and a single Blenheim recorded...
Hubert Engst was born on 10 November 1921 in Krauschwitz. Hubert Engst completed his flying training at JG 110 at Altenburg in late July 1943. On 30 July 1943, Engst was posted to JG Herrmann
based at Rheine, to fly Wilde Sau missions in single-engine night fighters intercepting RAF night bombers. Unteroffizier Engst was assigned to the Stabsstaffel of II./JG Herrmann. He flew his first combat mission three hours after his arrival at the unit and claimed his first victory, a RAF Stirling four-engine bomber shot down near Wüppertal. By June 1944, Feldwebel Engst was serving with 5./JG 300. On 21 June, he claimed two USAAF four-engine bombers shot down...

 
Hubert Engst
Oberfeldwebel

Hubert Engst
about 20 victories
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A special aknowledgments
A special aknowledgments is owed to Gordon Raddock.He helps me with almost all translation and brought some new information. Thanks also go to Pablo Chana, Peter Kassak, Leo Etgen, Nick Hector, Melvin Brown and Erich Brown.

German Jet Aces of the Luftwaffe
German Jet Aces of the Luftwaffe

Viermot-Killers
Viermot-Killers

Stormovik KillersStormovik Killers

Spitfire Killers
Spitfire Killers

Thunderbolt Killers
Thunderbolt Killers

Mustang Killers
Mustang Killers

Lightning Killers
Lightning Killers

Heavy Fighter Aces
Heavy Fighter Aces

Luftwaffe Tank KillersLuftwaffe Tank Killers

Luftwaffe Victories in 1945
Luftwaffe Victories in 1945

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last update 05.08.2007