Heinz Arnold
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Heinz Arnold

    Heinz Arnold was born on 12 February 1919 at Flöha near Chemnitz. He joined the Luftwaffe initially training in a technical role with the Kampffliegerschule at Tutow from 5 September 1939. Arnold began flying training on 27 January 1940 with Schule/Flieger Ausbildungs Regiment 12. He undertook his advanced training with Jagdfliegerschule 5 based at Parndorf from 11 December 1940. Arnold began his combat career with JG 5 on the Eastern Front. He gained 42 victories before transferring to JG 7 to fly Me 262 jet fighters. At the end of 1944, Arnold was transferred to JG 7 to operate the new Me 262 jet-fighter. Oberfeldwebel Arnold was assigned to 11./JG 7. He was to gain seven victories, including five four-engine bombers, within the space of three weeks in March 1945 flying the jet. On 17 April 1945, Arnold was shot down and killed in aerial combat, possibly by USAAF P-51 fighters, during a ground-attack mission near Großebersdorf in the Thuringer Wald area of Germany.
    Heinz Arnold was credited with 49 victories. He recorded 42 victories over the Eastern Front. Of his seven victories recorded over the Western Front, five were four-engine bombers. All his Western front victories were claimed flying the Me 262 jet fighter.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
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23.4.1944
10:38
Boston III 7./JG 5 37 Ost/ PC-4.8.g: at 1.00m
?
23.4.1944
10:45
Boston III 7./JG 5 37 Ost/ PC-7.6.b: at 200m
?
11.5.1944
3:18
Il-2 7./JG 5 37 Ost S/QE-8.1.g: tiefst.
?
11.5.1944
3:21
Il-2 7./JG 5 37 Ost S/RC-9.3.f: 50m
?
11.5.1944
7:44
Boston III 7./JG 5 37 Ost S/RC-1.1.d: 2.000m
?
25.5.1944
21:42
P-40 7./JG 5 NE Berlevaag: at 1.000m 
?
25.5.1944
21:45
Boston III 7./JG 5 NNE Berlevaag: at 200m 
?
25.5.1944
21:46
Boston III 7./JG 5 NNE Berlevaag: at 200m 
?
15.6.1944
2:34
Yak-9 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RC-6.0.i: at 5.000m
?
15.6.1944
2:48
Yak-9 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RD-8.2.f: at 3.000m
?
17.6.1944
7:48
P-40 7./JG 5 37 Ost/PC-8.6.g: at 500m
?
17.6.1944
7:49
P-40 7./JG 5 37 Ost/PC-6.2.e: at 500m
?
17.6.1944
8:05
Boston III 7./JG 5 37 Ost/QC-1.7.c: at 1.300m
?
17.6.1944
8:07
P-39 7./JG 5 37 Ost/QC-3.5.a: at 1.000m
?
17.6.1944
19:57
P-39 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RB-8.7.b: at 500m
?
17.6.1944
21:29
P-39 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RB-6.6.r: at 1.200m
?
17.6.1944
21:30
Yak-9 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RB-8.1.a: at 3.000m
?
17.6.1944
21:33
Boston III 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RC-4.3.i: at 5.000m
?
17.6.1944
21:38
Il-2 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RD-9.3.g: at 2.000m
?
27.6.1944
16:40
Yak-9 7./JG 5 37 Ost/SQ-5.4.b: at 6.000m
?
27.6.1944
16:44
Yak-9 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RB-7.1.b: at 5.500m
?
27.6.1944
16:45
Boston III 7./JG 5 37 Ost/RB-5.4.d: at 6.000m
?
27.6.1944
23:12
P-39 7./JG 5 37 Ost/ST-3.1.g: at 4.000m
?
28.6.1944
0:11
P-39 7./JG 5 37 Ost/SU-2.6.b: at 450m
?
15.9.1944
7:25
P-39 10./JG 5 37 Ost/RD-8.4.d: at 1.000m
?
15.9.1944
7:32
P-39 10./JG 5 37 Ost/RD-7.6.g: at 1.500m
?
16.9.1944
12:05
P-39 10./JG 5 37 Ost/SA-3.4.b: at 700m
?
16.9.1944
12:08
Il-2 10./JG 5 37 Ost/SB-4.1.f: at 400m
?
17.9.1944
17:30
P-40 10./JG 5 37 Ost/QA-69f: no height
?
17.9.1944
17:33
P-40 10./JG 5 37 Ost/QA-79b: at 1.200m
?
17.9.1944
17:42
P-40 10./JG 5 37 Ost/RD-58e: tiefflug
?
26.9.1944
14:36
Yak-9 10./JG 5 37 Ost/RB-62d: at 1.200m
?
26.9.1944
14:39
Yak-9 10./JG 5 37 Ost/RC-15d: at 800m
?
26.9.1944
14:43
Yak-9 10./JG 5 37 Ost/RD-44h: at 1.000m
?
27.9.1944
11:48
P-39 10./JG 5 37 Ost/QA-77b: at 2.500m
43
3.3.1945
-
B-17 11./JG 7 Near Rathenow
44
3.3.1945
-
P-47 11./JG 7 Near Rathenow
45
7.3.1945
-
P-51 11./JG 7 Near Wittenberge
46
19.3.1945
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B-17 11./JG 7 N Chemnitz
47
21.3.1945
-
B-17 11./JG 7
48
22.3.1945
-
B-17 11./JG 7
49
24.3.1945
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B-17 11./JG 7 Near Wittenberge

Victories : 49
Awards :
Units : JG 5, JG 7

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