Horst Brock
Leutnant

Horst Brock

    Horst Brock was born on 26 September 1922 at Breslau. He joined the Luftwaffe and began flying training with Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 61, based at Oschatz, on 25 May 1941. Brock completed his fighter pilot’s training with Jagdgruppe Ost based at St Jean d’Angely in France. On 16 March 1943, Brock was posted to JG 3 based on the Eastern front. Leutnant Brock was assigned to 5./JG 3. He recorded his first victories on 15 April, operating over the northern sector of the Kuban bridgehead, when he shot down two Russian fighters. Brock recorded his 10th victory on 11 May, when he claimed a Russian Yak-1 fighter shot down. In mid-May, 5./JG 3 was relocated to Warwarowka and operations commenced in the Bjelgorod area. Brock added four further victories to raise his victory total to 16. In early August, II./JG 3 was withdrawn to Germany for rest and re-equipment. Following re-equipment with new Bf 109 G-5 and G-6 fighters, II./JG 3 relocated to Schipol in Holland to undertake Reichsverteidigung missions. He claimed USAAF four-engine bomber shot down on 27 September. On 3 November 1944, a formation of USAAF B-26 twin-engine bombers and their fighter escort was detected approaching Den Helder. The order to scramble was delayed and the bombers were overhead Schipol when II./JG 3 was given the order to take off. Brock was able to take-off but was soon engaged by the escorting RAF Spitfire fighters. In the subsequent aerial combat Brock was shot down and killed in Bf 109 G-5 (W.Nr. 26 113) “Yellow 5”. His body washed ashore in early 1944.
    Horst Brock was credited with at least 17 victories. All but one his accomplishments was recorded over the Eastern front and included three Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
15.4.1943
8:47
LaGG-3 5./JG 3 85 323
2
15.4.1943
8:57
P-40 5./JG 3 85 324
3
19.4.1943
11:54
Il-2 5./JG 3 75 461
4
20.4.1943
16:02
LaGG-3 5./JG 3 75 723
5
20.4.1943
16:07
LaGG-3 5./JG 3 75 423
6
29.4.1943
7:52
Yak-1 5./JG 3 75 261
7
29.4.1943
8:05
Yak-1 5./JG 3 85 143
8
9.5.1943
12:08
Yak-1 5./JG 3 75 263
9
9.5.1943
12:21
Yak-1 5./JG 3 85 141
10
10.5.1943
16:01
Yak-1 5./JG 3 85 142
11
11.5.1943
17:13
Yak-1 5./JG 3 86 711
12
13.5.1943
17:24
Il-2 5./JG 3 75 234
13
2.6.1943
10:40
Yak-1 5./JG 3 62 514
14
8.6.1943
5:20
LaGG-5 5./JG 3 60 224
15
8.6.1943
5:22
LaGG-5 5./JG 3 69 223
16
10.6.1943
3:20
Il-2 5./JG 3 61 872
17
27.9.1943
11:22
B-17 5./JG 3 BP3,7.600m

Victories : at least 17
Awards :
Units : JG 3

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