Günther Bahr
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Günther Bahr
 

    Günther Bahr was born on 18 July 1921 at Neu-Leegden in the Samland region of Ostpreußen.By 1941, Bahr had been serving as a flight instructor with Zerstörerschule 1 for a year. On 19 December 1941, he was transferred to 6./SKG 210 based on the Eastern front. 6./SKG 210 was redesignated 6./ZG 1 on 4 January 1941. Bahr claimed his first victory on 4 March 1942, when he shot down a Russian R-5 light bomber/reconnaisance biplane. At the end of March 1942, Bahr underwent conversion to night fighting. He was transferred initially to I./NJG 1 but, from 1 July 1943, served successively with 4., 8. and 12./NJG 4. On 1 August 1943, 12./NJG 4 was redesignated 3./NJG 6. Bahr claimed his first night victory on the night of 23/24 August, when he shot down a RAF Stirling four-engine bomber near Berlin. By the end of 1943, he had increased his tally to ten, including two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers shot down by day on 14 October and three RAF four-engine bombers shot down on the night of 20/21 December. By the end of 1944, Bahr had recorded 20 victories. Then, in three nights, Bahr claimed 15 victories, including four on each of the nights of 7/8 January 1945 and 28/29 January and seven on the night of 21/22 February. Oberfeldwebel Bahr was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 28 March for 37 victories. Bahr was transferred to 7./NJG 6 on 2 April 1945. He remained with this unit until the end of the war.
    Günther Bahr was credited with 37 victories. He recorded 34 victories at night, all four-engine bombers, in over 90 combat missions. Additionally, he recorded one victory by day over the Eastern front and two four-engine bombers shot down by day over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
4.3.1942
-
R-5 6./ZG 1  
2
24.8.1943
0:47
Stirling 3./NJG 6 N Berlin
3
14.10.1943
14:57
B-17 3./NJG 6 20km SE Schweinfurt
4
14.10.1943
15:05
B-17 3./NJG 6 Sulzbach
5
18.10.1943
20:43
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 35km N Hameln
6
3.11.1943
19:55
Halifax 3./NJG 6 25km W Düsseldorf
7
17.11.1943
20:16
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 SSW Hochspeyer
8
20.12.1943
19:24
Viermot 3./NJG 6 1km SW Mannheim
9
20.12.1943
19:38
Viermot 3./NJG 6 50km SW Koblenz
10
20.12.1943
20:00
Viermot 3./NJG 6 Ruppach
11
30.1.1944
20:14
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 NW Berlin
12
30.1.1944
20:25
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 10km NW Oranienburg
13
20.2.1944
3:20
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 15km SSW Stendal
14
25.2.1944
21:28
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 SE Neufchâteau
15
27.4.1944
2:45
Viermot 3./NJG 6 US-6
16
28.4.1944
1:37
Halifax 3./NJG 6 NW Friedrichshafen
17
28.4.1944
2:51
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 15km NW Friedrichshafen
18
29.7.1944
2:08
Lancaster 1./NJG 6 Near Stuttgart
19
26.8.1944
1:15
Viermot 1./NJG 6 W Rüsselheim
20
12.9.1944
22:46
Viermot 1./NJG 6 Worms area
21
8.1.1945
22:27
B-24 1./NJG 6 WSW part of München
22
8.1.1945
22:30
B-24 1./NJG 6 S part of München 
23
8.1.1945
22:36
B-24 1./NJG 6 center of München
24
8.1.1945
22:38
B-24 1./NJG 6 WNW part of München
25
28.1.1945
23:32
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 W of Stuttgart
26
28.1.1945
23:39
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 WSW of Stuttgart
27
28.1.1945
23:46
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 N of Ludwigsburg
28
28.1.1945
0:00
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 E part of Mannheim
29
21.2.1945
20:34
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
30
21.2.1945
20:37
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
31
21.2.1945
20:39
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
32
21.2.1945
20:42
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
33
21.2.1945
20:44
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
34
21.2.1945
20:46
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
35
21.2.1945
20:50
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms
36
23.2.1945
20:09
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 Pforzheim
37
16.3.1945
21:31
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 W Nürnberg

Victories : 37
Awards : Ehrenpokal (15 May 1944)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (13 June 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (28 March 1945)
Units : ZG 1, NJG 1, NJG 4, NJG 6

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