Herbert Bachnick
Leutnant
 
Herbert Bachnick
 
    Herbert Bachnick was born on 9 February 1920 at Mannheim. Bachnick was posted to JG 52 on 5 December 1942. Unteroffizier Bachnick was assigned to 9./JG 52. He gained his first three victories on 5 July 1943 over the Eastern front. In August, Bachnick recorded 14 victories, including his 10th victory shot down on 20 August. He repeated the effort in September, to take his victory total to 31, including his 20th victory shot down on 14 September and his 30th on 23 September. By the end of 1943, Bachnick had 47 victories to his credit. On 7 January 1944, he claimed five Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft shot down (48-52). He recorded 27 victories in March, including four enemy aircraft shot down on 12 March (59-62), five on 13 March (63-67) and another five on 19 March (72-76). In April 1944, Bachnick was transferred to 2./JGr Ost to undertake a spell of instructing. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant on 1 May. Bachnick was wounded following combat with USAAF bombers and fighters on 7 July necessitating an emergency landing near Moran in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 27 013) “Black 33”. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July for 79 victories. Bachnick was transferred back to 9./JG 52 following his three months as an instructor. On 7 August 1944, he engaged in combat with a USAAF formation and shot down a P-51 fighter. However, his Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 166 065) “Yellow 4” had received hits in the encounter. Bachnick attempted a forced landing but crashed into a railway embankment near Myslowitz with fatal results.
    Herbert Bachnick was credited with 80 victories. He recorded 79 victories over the Eastern front, including 41 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
5.7.1943
12:51
Pe-2 9./JG 52 62 773 at 2.500m
2
5.7.1943
16:42
Il-5 9./JG 52 61 631 at 300m
3
5.7.1943
18:58
LaGG 9./JG 52 61 661 at 2.000m
4
4.8.1943
9:46
Il-2 9./JG 52 61 161 at 100m
5
4.8.1943
13:49
LaGG 9./JG 52 61 354 at 2.500m
6
5.8.1943
8:35
LaGG 9./JG 52 61 194 at 3.000m
7
17.8.1943
5:20
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 733: at 3.500m
8
19.8.1943
13:38
LaGG 9./JG 52 88 283: at 5.000m
9
20.8.1943
6:13
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 252: at 1.000m
10
20.8.1943
10:18
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 263: at 800m
11
21.8.1943
7:18
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 282: at 700m
12
21.8.1943
7:24
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 291: at 500m
13
21.8.1943
11:50
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 432: at 900m
14
22.8.1943
16:21
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 284: at 800m
15
22.8.1943
16:25
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 431: at 600m
16
24.8.1943
17:55
LaGG 9./JG 52 88 332: at 500m
17
24.8.1943
17:59
Il-2 9./JG 52 88 414: at 200m
18
11.9.1943
11:04
Il-2 9./JG 52 60 691: at 200m
19
14.9.1943
10:25
Il-2 9./JG 52 69 652: at 200m
20
14.9.1943
16:10
Yak-9 9./JG 52 26 673: at 1.500m
21
14.9.1943
17:05
Boston III 9./JG 52 59 494: at 5.000m
22
15.9.1943
11:58
LaGG-5 9./JG 52 68 624: at 3.000m
23
18.9.1943
15:20
LaGG-3 9./JG 52 68 814: at 2.000m
24
18.9.1943
15:24
Il-2 9./JG 52 59 682: at 800m
25
18.9.1943
15:28
Il-2 9./JG 52 68 572: at 600m
26
19.9.1943
10:15
LaGG 9./JG 52 59 634: at 4.800m
27
19.9.1943
15:28
LaGG 9./JG 52 59 612: at 500m
28
20.9.1943
13:35
Il-2 9./JG 52 59 471: at 50m
29
20.9.1943
15:40
Airacobra 9./JG 52 58 824: at 3.000m
30
23.9.1943
14:10
Il-2 9./JG 52 58 164: at 500m
31
23.9.1943
14:15
Il-2 9./JG 52 58 192: at 500m
32
27.11.1943
9:07
LaGG 9./JG 52 49 791: at 500m
33
27.11.1943
14:23
Il-2 9./JG 52 48 761: at 800m
34
27.11.1943
14:26
LaGG 9./JG 52 48 732: at 900m
35
27.11.1943
14:36
Il-2 9./JG 52 48 723: at 100m
36
28.11.1943
12:05
LaGG 9./JG 52 49 841: at 2.500m
37
28.11.1943
13:45
Il-2 9./JG 52 48 481: at 200m
38
28.11.1943
13:49
Il-2 9./JG 52 48 671: at 500m
39
28.11.1943
13:53
Il-2 9./JG 52 48 622: at 500m
40
7.12.1943
14:10
LaGG 9./JG 52 N Golovbovka: 4.000m
41
13.12.1943
12:28
Il-2 9./JG 52 NW Varvanovka: at 900m
42
17.12.1943
14:16
Airacobra 9./JG 52 29 651: at 5.000m
43
17.12.1943
14:19
Airacobra 9./JG 52 29 691: at 4.500m
44
19.12.1943
12:09
LaGG 9./JG 52 48 691: at 50m
45
19.12.1943
12:16
Il-2 9./JG 52 48 663: at 100m
46
20.12.1943
8:56
Il-2 9./JG 52 S Bolshaya: at 50m
47
25.12.1943
11:12
Il-2 9./JG 52 N Kamenka: at 50m
48
7.1.1944
11:22
IL-2 9./JG 52 29823 at 200m
49
7.1.1944
11:25
IL-2 9./JG 52 29822 at 300m
50
7.1.1944
11:28
IL-2 9./JG 52 29684 at 300m
51
7.1.1944
11:45
IL-2 9./JG 52 19632 at 800m
52
7.1.1944
11:49
IL-2 9./JG 52 29373 at 800m
53
8.1.1944
14:05
Airacobra 9./JG 52 29392 at 3.600m
54
9.1.1944
14:05
Il-2 9./JG 52 29511 at 300m
55
23.1.1944
13:27
LaGG 9./JG 52 19292 at 1.000m
56
30.1.1944
14:27
LaGG 9./JG 52 19 253 at 2.000m
57
26.2.1944
14:36
Airacobra 9./JG 52 29 562: at 2.000m
58
7.3.1944
10:20
Pe-2 9./JG 52 70 321: no height
59
12.3.1944
11:58
Il-2 9./JG 52 70 512: at 100m
60
12.3.1944
12:01
Il-2 9./JG 52 70 374: at 100m
61
12.3.1944
15:46
Il-2 9./JG 52 70 562: at 300m
62
12.3.1944
16:06
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 612: 1.200m
63
13.3.1944
16:05
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 522: at 1.500m
64
13.3.1944
16:15
LaGG 9./JG 52 60 631: at 800m
65
13.3.1944
16:19
Il-2 9./JG 52 60 663: at 400m
66
13.3.1944
16:26
LaGG 9./JG 52 60 663: at 500m
67
13.3.1944
16:29
LaGG 9./JG 52 60 481: no height
68
14.3.1944
6:14
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 543: at 300m
69
14.3.1944
15:40
Il-2 9./JG 52 70 512: at 300m
70
15.3.1944
6:58
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 511: at 100m
71
17.3.1944
10:20
Il-2 9./JG 52 60 621 at 4.000m
72
19.3.1944
7:06
Il-2 9./JG 52 70 523: at 300m
73
19.3.1944
7:08
Il-2 9./JG 52 70 611: at 400m
74
19.3.1944
7:11
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 642: at 100m
75
19.3.1944
7:35
LaGG 9./JG 52 70 372: at 400m
76
19.3.1944
16:33
LaGG 9./JG 52 60 623: at 100m
77
21.3.1944
13:22
Il-2 9./JG 52 60 624: at 300m
78
21.3.1944
13:24
Il-2 9./JG 52 60 491: at 300m
79
21.3.1944
16:16
Pe-2 9./JG 52 70 521: at 1.200m
80
7.8.1944
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P-51 9./JG 52 Near Myslowitz
 
Victories : 80
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 December 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (5 February 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (27 July 1944)
Units : JG 52, JGr Ost
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