Hans Beisswenger
Oberleutnant

Hans Beisswenger

    Hans “Beisser” Beisswenger was born on 8 November 1916 at Mittelfischhach in the Schwäbisch-Hall region of Württemberg. In 1937, he was serving in the army but transferred to Flak artillery. In 1938, he underwent fighter pilot training. Beisswenger became an instructor and served in this role until winter 1940. In winter 1940, Beisswenger was transferred to JG 54. Leutnant Beisswenger was assigned to 6./JG 54. He recorded his first victory on 7 April 1941, when he shot down a Yugoslavian Hurricane fighter during the invasion of the Balkans. Later, over the Eastern front, serving with 3./JG 54, Beisswenger became a leading scorer in I. Gruppe. He recorded his 20th victory on 24 August and by the end of 1941 had 32 victories to his tally. On 6 April 1942, Beisswenger recorded his 40th victory and his 50th on 8 May. Leutnant Beisswenger was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 9 May for 50 victories. On 11 August 1942, Beisswenger was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG 54. He recorded his 75th victory on 15 August. On 23 August, Beisswenger shot down five Russian aircraft (88-92). He recorded his 100th victory on 26 September. Beisswenger was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 130) on 30 September. By the end of 1942, Beisswenger’s victory total stood at 119. Oberleutnant Beisswenger recorded his 125th victory on 23 January 1943 and his 135th on 11 February. He shot down five enemy aircraft on 5 March (146-150). Beisswenger shot down two Russian LaGG-3 fighters near Lake Ilmen on 6 March 1943. However, while attacking another, his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 14236) “Yellow 4” was rammed by Soviet ace Starshii Leitenant Ivan Kholodov (26 victories) of 32 GIAP, VVS. Kholodov successfully baled out but Beisswenger crashed to his death.
    “Beisser” Beisswenger was credited with 152 victories in over 500 missions. He recorded all but one of his victories over the Eastern front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
7.4.1941
17:50
Hurricane 6./JG 54 S Neusatz / Hurricane I of Ind Fighter Esk, JKRV flown by Kp Danilo Grbic, baled out wounded
2
22.6.1941
9:50
I-16 6./JG 54 -
3
26.6.1941
9:30
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
4
30.6.1941
13:17
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
5
2.7.1941
18:29
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
6
2.7.1941
18:30
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
7
2.7.1941
18:35
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
8
6.7.1941
18:31
DB-3 6./JG 54 -
9
7.7.1941
10:55
SB-3 6./JG 54 -
10
17.7.1941
9:37
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
11
20.7.1941
18:50
I-18 6./JG 54 -
12
25.7.1941
8:00
DB-3 6./JG 54 -
13
30.7.1941
11:20
I-18 6./JG 54 -
14
31.7.1941
9:12
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
15
31.7.1941
19:15
SB-2 6./JG 54 -
16
3.8.1941
12:22
I-16 6./JG 54 -
17
18.8.1941
18:36
I-18 6./JG 54 -
18
18.8.1941
18:59
I-18 6./JG 54 -
19
20.8.1941
7:35
I-16 6./JG 54 -
20
24.8.1941
17:35
I-18 6./JG 54 -
21
7.9.1941
11:02
I-16 6./JG 54 -
22
7.9.1941
18:35
I-18 6./JG 54 -
23
8.9.1951
18:35
I-18 6./JG 54 -
24
11.9.1941
18:30
I-18 6./JG 54 -
25
14.9.1941
12:30
I-16 6./JG 54 -
26
14.9.1941
16:40
I-18 6./JG 54 -
27
17.9.1941
17:00
I-18 6./JG 54 -
28
17.9.1941
17:09
I-18 6./JG 54 -
29
23.9.1941
10:33
I-16 6./JG 54 -
30
23.9.1941
14:05
Fesselballon 6./JG 54 -
31
2.10.1941
9:10
I-18 6./JG 54 -
32
27.10.1941
13:00
SB-3 6./JG 54 -
33-54
I-V.1942
-
22 victories JG 54 -
55
11.5.1942
11:53
P-40 3./JG 54 -
56
13.5.1942
17:38
P-40 3./JG 54 -
57
13.5.1942
17:45
MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
58
13.5.1942
17:45
MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
59
28.5.1942
15:10
Pe-2 3./JG 54 -
60
3.6.1942
5:47
MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
61
5.6.1942
7:20
MiG-3 3./JG 54 -
62
18.7.1942
10:53
MiG-3 6./JG 54 Bahf. Malyushki
63
19.7.1942
14:58
MiG-3 6./JG 54 Samoschi
64
20.7.1942
7:05
Yak-1 6./JG 54 Maljutuki
65
27.7.1942
20:25
MiG-3 6./JG 54 W Vershinaskoye
66
30.7.1942
18:44
Yak-1 6./JG 54 Malaya Kovejebovki
67
2.8.1942
16:15
Yak-1 6./JG 54 SW Salutsche
68
4.8.1942
12:23
Yak-1 6./JG 54 Lovapischty
69
6.8.1942
15:26
Pe-2 6./JG 54 ESE Tschatsk
70
6.8.1942
19:20
Yak-1 6./JG 54 E Subzoff
71
6.8.1942
19:26
Yak-1 6./JG 54 E Subzoff
72
8.8.1942
16:13
Yak-1 6./JG 54 SE Pogoreloje
73
9.8.1942
9:36
Yak-1 6./JG 54 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
74
9.8.1942
9:39
Yak-1 6./JG 54 SW Nowaja-Alexandrowka
75
9.8.1942
9:42
Yak-1 6./JG 54 W Nikolskaya
76
9.8.1942
9:46
Yak-1 6./JG 54 W Nikolskaya
77
10.8.1942
18:40
Yak-1 6./JG 54 NW Rshev
78
10.8.1942
18:41
Yak-1 6./JG 54 NW Rshev
79
11.8.1942
9:36
Pe-2 6./JG 54 SE Tsossedowo
80
11.8.1942
9:37
Pe-2 6./JG 54 E Tsossedowo
81
12.8.1942
17:30
Il-2 6./JG 54 NNW Rshev
82
14.8.1942
18:30
Yak-1 6./JG 54 47 554
83
15.8.1942
5:47
Yak-1 6./JG 54 47 844
84
15.8.1942
10:20
Yak-1 6./JG 54 47 592
85
19.8.1942
12:23
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 54 162
86
21.8.1942
6:10
Yak-1 6./JG 54 55 853
87
21.8.1942
6:23
Yak-1 6./JG 54 55 853
88
23.8.1942
6:10
Pe-2 6./JG 54 54 253
89
23.8.1942
6:10
Yak-1 6./JG 54 54 234
90
23.8.1942
11:48
Yak-1 6./JG 54 54 234
91
23.8.1942
11:53
Yak-1 6./JG 54 55 894
92
23.8.1942
14:50
Yak-1 6./JG 54 54 260
93
24.8.1942
14:52
Yak-1 6./JG 54 28 131
94
25.8.1942
11:50
Yak-1 6./JG 54 47 863
95
26.8.1942
9:35
P-2 6./JG 54 47 683
96
26.8.1942
14:40
Il-2 6./JG 54 37 662
97
28.8.1942
5:10
Yak-1 6./JG 54 47 552
98
2.9.1942
18:15
Yak-1 6./JG 54 10 242
99
3.9.1942
11:30
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 00 244
100
5.9.1942
11:10
Yak-1 6./JG 54 28 433
101
26.9.1942
16:53
Yak-1 6./JG 54 28 212
102
30.9.1942
8:47
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 29 783
103
6.10.1942
7:10
Hurricane 6./JG 54 38 757
104
6.10.1942
7:13
Yak-1 6./JG 54 28 862
105
6.11.1942
7:20
Pe-2 6./JG 54 28 112
106
7.11.1942
8:58
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 38 741
107
3.12.1942
12:55
Yak-1 6./JG 54 SW Nevatina-See
108
4.12.1942
13:05
La-5 6./JG 54 S Strelitzy
109
4.12.1942
13:09
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 6km NE r. d. Beduch Ida
110
5.12.1942
7:50
Il-2 6./JG 54 N Strelitzy
111
6.12.1942
11:58
La-5 6./JG 54 18 262
112
12.12.1942
13:58
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 N Worschina-See
113
25.12.1942
12:12
Il-2 6./JG 54 18 292
114
29.12.1942
12:35
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 292
115
29.12.1942
12:53
P-39 6./JG 54 18 261
116
30.12.1942
11:45
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 28 153
117
30.12.1942
12:15
La-5 6./JG 54 18 264
118
30.12.1942
14:05
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 28 113
119
30.12.1942
14:12
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 19 864
120
5.1.1943
9:55
La-5 6./JG 54 18 231
121
5.1.1943
10:15
La-5 6./JG 54 28 121
122
7.1.1943
10:50
Il-2 6./JG 54 19 891
123
14.1.1943
12:15
LaGG-5 6./JG 54 10 411
124
14.1.1943
12:45
P-40 6./JG 54 00 254
125
15.1.1943
9:50
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 263
126
15.1.1943
9:55
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 264
127
15.1.1943
10:05
P-39 6./JG 54 28 142
128
24.1.1943
8:25
P-40 6./JG 54 00 262
129
24.1.1943
10:30
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 10 182
130
25.1.1943
10:05
PS-40 6./JG 54 00 233
131
26.1.1943
8:55
MiG-3 6./JG 54 00 293
132
26.1.1943
11:08
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 10 142
133
27.1.1943
14:05
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 10 153
134
27.1.1943
14:10
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 10 142
135
11.2.1943
10:15
LaGG-5 6./JG 54 S Seniev
136
18.2.1943
10:20
LaGG-5 6./JG 54 10 644
137
19.2.1943
12:09
P-40 6./JG 54 18 423
138
20.2.1943
12:15
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 463
139
21.2.1943
8:35
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 451
140
21.2.1943
8:38
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 483
141
21.2.1943
8:40
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 453
142
21.2.1943
8:45
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 414
143
27.2.1943
15:24
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 367
144
27.2.1943
15:35
LaGG-5 6./JG 54 18 452
145
2.3.1943
8:38
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 192
146
5.3.1943
6:48
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 29 773
147
5.3.1943
9:42
Yak-1 6./JG 54 18 221
148
5.3.1943
9:43
Yak-1 6./JG 54 18 222
149
5.3.1943
13:50
Il-2 6./JG 54 18 213
150
5.3.1943
13:57
Yak-1 6./JG 54 18 223
151
6.3.1943
14:53
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 364 / LaGG-3 of 32 GIAP, VVS
152
6.3.1943
14:57
LaGG-3 6./JG 54 18 443 / LaGG-3 of 32 GIAP, VVS flown by Starshii Leitenant Ivan Kholodov, baled out

Victories : 152
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1941)
                Ritterkreuz (9 May 1942)
                Eichenlaub (30 September 1942)
Units : JG 54

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