Johann Badum
Leutnant
 
Johann Badum
 
    Johann Badum was born on 2 March 1921 at Ruthweiler in the Kusel region of Pfalz. From January 1942, Badum was serving with the Ergängzungsstaffel/JG 77 on the southern sector of the Eastern front. On his sixth mission, flown on 26 February, Badum claimed a Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bomber shot down for his first victory. In April 1942, Badum was transferred to 6./JG 77. He had accumulated three victories in 45 missions at this time. He claimed 17 victories in July, including his 20th victory shot down on 24 July, to raise his victory total to 29. In August, Badum recorded a further 14 victories, including, in two missions on 13 August, five Russian LaGG-3 fighters shot down to record his 34th through 38th victories. He claimed his 51st victory on 16 September. Leutnant Badum was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 15 October. In early December 1942, II./JG 77 was relocated to North Africa. Badum claimed three Allied fighters shot down in this theatre, all Curtiss P-40 fighters, to raise his victory total to 54. On 12 January 1943, Badum was shot down and killed in Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 10727) “Yellow 7” in aerial combat with USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighters southwest of Giordani in Tunisia.
    Johann Badum was credited with 54 victories in approximately 300 missions. He claimed 51 victories over the Eastern front, including 14 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
1
26.2.1942
-
Pe-2 Egr./JG 77
2
21.3.1942
-
I-16 Egr./JG 77
3
31.3.1942
-
R-10 Egr./JG 77
4
21.4.1942
-
I-153 6./JG 77
5
2.5.1942
-
MiG-3 6./JG 77
6
4.5.1942
-
I-153 6./JG 77
7
9.5.1942
-
I-153 6./JG 77
8
2.6.1942
15:57
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
9
5.6.1942
-
I-153 6./JG 77
10
6.6.1942
-
I-16 6./JG 77
11
8.6.1942
12:35
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
12
13.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
13
2.7.1942
-
Pe-2 6./JG 77
14
13.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
15
13.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
16
13.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
17
23.7.1942
-
P-39 6./JG 77
18
23.7.1942
-
P-39 6./JG 77
19
24.7.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
20
24.7.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
21
25.7.1942
-
Pe-2 6./JG 77
22
26.7.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
23
26.7.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
24
27.7.1942
-
il-2 6./JG 77
25
27.7.1942
-
MiG-1 6./JG 77
26
28.7.1942
19:00
Il-2 6./JG 77
27
28.7.1942
19:02
Il-2 6./JG 77
28
28.7.1942
19:05
Il-2 6./JG 77
29
29.7.1942
6:54
Pe-2 6./JG 77
30
6.8.1942
12:10
Pe-2 6./JG 77
31
6.8.1942
18:05
Boston 6./JG 77
32
12.8.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
33
12.8.1942
-
MiG-3 6./JG 77
34
13.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
35
13.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
36
13.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
37
13.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
38
13.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
39
16.8.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
40
16.8.1942
-
I-153 6./JG 77
41
18.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
42
18.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
43
25.8.1942
-
Boston 6./JG 77
n.c.
25.8.1942
-
Boston 6./JG 77
44
4.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
45
4.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
46
8.9.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
47
8.9.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
48
12.9.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
49
15.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
50
15.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 6./JG 77
51
15.9.1942
-
Il-2 6./JG 77
52
21.12.1942
-
P-40 6./JG 77
53
21.12.1942
-
P-40 6./JG 77
54
2.1.1943
-
P-40 6./JG 77
 
Victories : 54
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 September 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (3 October 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (15 October 1942)
Units : JG 77
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