Günther Bleckmann
Major

Günther Bleckmann

    Günther Bleckmann was born on 30 November 1914 at Bochum. Originally a reconnaissance pilot, Bleckmann was serving with Sch.G. 1 based on the Eastern front in spring 1943. Hauptmann Bleckmann was Staffelkapitän of 6./Sch.G. 1. He operated predominantly over the central and southern sectors of the Eastern front performing many successful ground attack missions. Bleckmann recorded his first aerial victory on 17 August, when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. On 18 October, 6./Sch.G 1 was redesignated 6./SG 2. By the end of 1943, Bleckmann had accumulated four aerial victories. He claimed his 10th aerial victory shot down on 28 January 1944. On 7 February, Bleckmann was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold. He claimed his 20th aerial victory shot down on 30 May. The next day, Bleckmann claimed four Russian aircraft shot down to record his 21st through 24th aerial victories. He claimed a further four victories on 31 May (27-30). On 4 June 1944, while returning from a mission, Bleckmann was killed when his Fw 190 suddenly burst into flame and crashed near Stanitza in Rumania. He was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz and promoted to the rank of Major on 1 June.
    Günther Bleckmann was credited with 33 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 15 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c
Unit
Location / Comments
1
17.8.1943
12:10
Il-5 6./Schl.G 1 5km SW Boromlya: at 200m
2
26.10.1943
10:40
LaGG-3 6./SG 2 38 13: at 1.000m
3
26.10.1943
15:15
LaGG-3 6./SG 2 38 13: at 100m
4
29.10.1943
12:30
Il-2 6./SG 2 39 76: at 800m
5
6.11.1943
14:45
Il-5 6./SG 2 01 74: at 800m
6
6.11.1943
14:50
Il-5 6./SG 2 01 71: at 700m
7
22.11.1943
14:30
Il-5 6./SG 2 91 55: at 400m
8
29.11.1943
12:15
Il-5 6./SG 2 39 34: at 800m
9
30.11.1943
13:55
P-39 6./SG 2 20 541: at 800m
10
17.12.1943
7:35
P-39 6./SG 2 29 645: at 2.600m
11
12.1.1944
10:50
P-39 6./SG 2 2937 at 20-100m
12
13.1.1944
12:25
Il-5 6./SG 2 1963 at 200m
13
13.1.1944
12:28
Il-5 6./SG 2 1963 at 200m
14
16.1.1944
10:05
Il-2 6./SG 2 2937 at 200m
15
26.1.1944
8:00
Il-5 6./SG 2 66 67 at 200m
16
28.1.1944
13:44
P-39 6./SG 2 6667
17
28.1.1944
13:50
P-39 6./SG 2 6664
18
7.2.1944
14:55
P-39 6./SG 2 6664 at 1.700m
19
12.2.1944
8:40
Yak-9 6./SG 2 6664 at 2.000m
20
15.2.1944
10:27
P-39 6./SG 2 6664 at 10m
21
21.2.1944
13:45
Yak-9 6./SG 2 66 667 at 2.000m
22
25.2.1944
11:20
P-39 6./SG 2 47 773 at 1.500m
23
25.2.1944
14:00
Yak-9 6./SG 2 47 773 at 2.000m
24
1.3.1944
14:25
Il-5 6./SG 2 66 773 at 5m
25
30.5.1944
10:55
P-39 6./SG 2 78 672: at 1.500m
26
30.5.1944
19:05
Il-2 6./SG 2 78 673: at 300m
27
31.5.1944
5:23
P-39 6./SG 2 78 591: at 1.500m
28
31.5.1944
8:15
P-39 6./SG 2 78 821: at 150m
29
31.5.1944
11:10
P-39 6./SG 2 78 672: at 500m
30
31.5.1944
17:05
Il-2 6./SG 2 78 672: at 700-800m
31
2.6.1944
14:20
P-39 6./SG 2 78 563: at 1.500m
32
3.6.1944
11:21
Il-2 6./SG 2 78 592: at 200m
33
3.6.1944
11:23
Il-2 6./SG 2 78 592: at 100m

Victories : 33
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (7 February 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (1 June 1944)
Units : Sch.G 1, SG 2

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