Anton Döbele
Leutnant

Anton Döbele

   Anton Döbele was born on 16 November 1910 at Ehrensberg in the Waldsee region of Württemberg. Unteroffizier Döbele participated in the Spanish Civil War with the Legion Condor. On his return to Germany, Döbele underwent fighter pilot training and was posted to the Ergänzungsgruppe/JG 54 for operational training. In autumn 1941, Döbele was assigned to 1./JG 54 based on the Eastern front. By May 1942, in between stints as a fighter pilot instructor, he had raised his victory total to four. He recorded his 15th victory on 19 March 1943 on his 216th combat mission. His most successful period came when he joined the famed Nowotny Schwarm of Walter Nowotny (258 victories, RK-Br, killed in action 8 November 1944), Rudolf Rademacher (97 victories, RK) and Karl Schnörrer (46 victories, RK). Döbele claimed 16 victories in July. He did even better in August, claiming 24 victories, including three Russian fighters shot down on 7 August to record his 49th through 51st victories, three enemy aircraft shot down on 20 August (58-60) and four on 23 August (62-65).  On 1 September, Döbele claimed his 70th victory. His 80th followed on 14 September and his 90th on 4 November. In aerial combat east of Vitebsk on 11 November 1943, Döbele was killed in Fw 190 A-4 (W.Nr. 7082) “White 11”, when he rammed a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Oberfeldwebel Döbele was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz and promoted to the rank of Leutnant on 26 March 1944.
    Anton Döbele was credited with 94 victories in 458 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and include 23 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
28.7.1941
7:43
MBR-2 1. (Erg)/JG 54 1956/25 Ost
2
30.7.1941
14:02
I-15 1. (Erg)/JG 54 18461/25 Ost
3
8.8.1941
17:12
SB-2 1. (Erg)/JG 54 -
4
4.2.1942
9:38
I-18 1. (Erg)/JG 54 8km NW Mal. Wischera: at 1.500m
5
17.3.1942
17:57
I-16 1./JG 54 -
6
30.12.1942
13:25
Yak-4 1./JG 54 2063 at 2.500m
7
7.1.1943
9:41
I-16 1./JG 54 1961 at 500m
8
12.1.1943
13:33
Il-2 1./JG 54 10 191 at 150m
9
13.1.1943
13:25
Il-2 1./JG 54 10 173 at 500m
10
23.2.1943
7:10
LaGG-5 1./JG 54 10 152: at 40m
11
7.3.1943
16:25
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 28 352: at 20m
12
15.3.1943
8:10
Il-2 1./JG 54 18 251: at 20m
13
15.3.1943
10:59
LaGG-5 1./JG 54 18 253: at 1.500m
14
17.3.1943
13:42
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 18 133: at 7.400m
15
19.3.1943
9:47
LaGG-5 1./JG 54 10 189: at 800m
16
19.3.1943
10:05
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 00 283: at 300m
17
22.3.1943
8:44
Yak-1 1./JG 54 00 332: at 300m
18
11.4.1943
18:25
Il-2 1./JG 54 3km S Leningrad: at 3.000m
19
26.4.1943
14:16
Il-2 1./JG 54 00 181: at 300m
20
26.4.1943
14:16
I-16 1./JG 54 00 181: at 100m
21
8.6.1943
16:15
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 254: at 3.500m
22
17.6.1943
10:55
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 90 241: at 3.500m
23
19.6.1943
20:53
LaGG-5 1./JG 54 20 121: at 4.500m
24
21.6.1943
15:33
La-5 1./JG 54 21 754: at 5.000m
25
21.6.1943
20:05
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 21 374: at 3.000m
26
24.6.1943
6:30
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 16 224: at 200m
27
24.6.1943
6:40
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 10 253: at 1.500m
28
24.6.1943
7:02
Yak-1 1./JG 54 20 121: at 2.500m
29
5.7.1943
12:46
P-40 1./JG 54 63 732 at 200m
30
6.7.1943
8:16
La-5 1./JG 54 63 581: at 1.800m
31
6.7.1943
14:08
LaGG-5 1./JG 54 63 713: at 1.000m
32
6.7.1943
14:53
La-5 1./JG 54 63 732: at 2.200
33
6.7.1943
18:34
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 53 862: at 2.300m
34
6.7.1943
18:45
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 63 574: at 50m
35
7.7.1943
8:43
Yak-7 1./JG 54 63 712: at 2.300m
36
7.7.1943
18:12
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 63 748: at 100m
37
8.7.1943
17:41
La-5 1./JG 54 63 582: at 1.000m
38
10.7.1943
10:37
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 53 833: at 1.500m
39
13.7.1943
7:30
Il-2 1./JG 54 64 857: at 400m
40
16.7.1943
8:55
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 54 466: at 200m
41
18.7.1943
4:52
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 54 499: at 4.000m
42
21.7.1943
19:54
Il-2 1./JG 54 54 542: at 100m
43
23.7.1943
12:34
Il-2 1./JG 54 54 398: at 200m
44
23.7.1943
12:37
La-5 1./JG 54 54 533: at 100m
45
2.8.1943
16:50
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 54 653 at 500m
46
2.8.1943
17:00
P-40 1./JG 54 54 633 at 00m
47
3.8.1943
11:45
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 54 723 at 800m
48
4.8.1943
15:31
Il-2 1./JG 54 44 862
49
7.8.1943
8:44
Yak-9 1./JG 54 54 821: at 1.700m
50
7.8.1943
8:53
Yak-9 1./JG 54 54 732: at 1.000m
51
7.8.1943
11:41
La-5 1./JG 54 54 641: at 2.300m
52
12.8.1943
9:15
La-5 1./JG 54 41 693: at 4.000m
53
12.8.1943
14:02
Yak-1 1./JG 54 51 343: at 500m
54
14.8.1943
9:50
La-5 1./JG 54 51 734: at 300m
55
15.8.1943
7:05
La-5 1./JG 54 51 821: at 4.500m
56
19.8.1943
15:44
Il-2 1./JG 54 51 511: at 150m
57
19.8.1943
15:53
Il-2 1./JG 54 51 394: at 400m
58
20.8.1943
9:50
La-5 1./JG 54 41 454: at 2.500m
59
20.8.1943
14:42
Il-2 1./JG 54 51 383: at 1.000m
60
20.8.1943
14:53
Il-2 1./JG 54 51 521L at 1.200m
61
21.8.1943
16:46
Il-2 1./JG 54 51 861: at 600m
62
23.8.1943
6:02
La-5 1./JG 54 51 541: at 500m
63
23.8.1943
17:01
Pe-2 1./JG 54 60 154: at 3.000m
64
23.8.1943
17:04
La-5 1./JG 54 60 164: at 3.500m
65
23.8.1943
17:10
La-5 1./JG 54 60 273: at 3.400m
66
24.8.1943
7:37
La-5 1./JG 54 51 384: at 4.000m
67
28.8.1943
11:48
Pe-2 1./JG 54 43 822: at 2.000m
68
28.8.1943
11:52
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 43 822: at 2.500m
69
1.9.1943
6:22
Yak-1 1./JG 54 35 354: at 2.500m
70
1.9.1943
12:13
Pe-2 1./JG 54 35 343: at 4.000m
71
1.9.1943
12:17
Pe-2 1./JG 54 35 392: at 4.000m
72
2.9.1943
11:00
Il-2 1./JG 54 35 343: at 500m
73
2.9.1943
11:08
Il-2 1./JG 54 25 494: at 100m
74
2.9.1943
11:12
Il-2 1./JG 54 35 574: at 100m
75
2.9.1943
15:17
Il-2 1./JG 54 35 393: at 400m
76
6.9.1943
10:50
La-5 1./JG 54 26 881: at 7.000m
77
6.9.1943
10:51
La-5 1./JG 54 26 882: at 4.000m
78
7.9.1943
11:33
Yak-9 1./JG 54 26 673: at 3.500m
79
10.9.1943
13:15
Yak-9 1./JG 54 44 152: at 3.800m
80
14.9.1943
11:53
Yak-9 1./JG 54 26 682: at 3.000m
81
14.9.1943
15:32
P-39 1./JG 54 44 354: at 200m
82
13.10.1943
8:02
La-5 1./JG 54 15 543: at 4.000m
83
13.10.1943
8:05
La-5 1./JG 54 15 534: at 3.000m
84
15.10.1943
15:00
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 15 642: at 2.000m
85
21.10.1943
11:17
Yak-9 1./JG 54 03 842: at 3.000m
86
22.10.1943
14:55
Yak-9 1./JG 54 15 341: at 4.000m
87
29.10.1943
14:03
Il-2 1./JG 54 05 461: at 20m
88
29.10.1943
14:10
Il-2 1./JG 54 05 453: at 20m
89
4.11.1943
13:17
Yak-9 1./JG 54 97 874: at 600m
90
4.11.1943
13:22
Il-2 1./JG 54 97 883: at 800m
91
6.11.1943
14:44
Yak-9 1./JG 54 06 173: at 3.500m
92
10.11.1943
9:16
Yak-9 1./JG 54 96 234: at 500m
93
11.11.1943
10:38
Il-2 1./JG 54 06 723: at 300m
94
11.11.1943
10:42
Il-2 1./JG 54 06 762: at 300m / rammed

Victories : 94
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 September 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (31 August 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (26 March 1944)
Units : JG 54

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