Hugo Frey
Hauptmann
 
Hugo Frey
 
    Hugo Frey was born on 14 April 1915 at Heilbronn in the Neckar region of Württemberg. At the outbreak of World War 2, Frey was serving with 1.(J)/LG 2. He gained his first victory over Poland on 4 September 1939 over PZL-11. He gained a further victory during the French campaign over Potez-63. In December 1940, Frey transferred to JG 1. He was assigned to 2./JG 1 based on the German Bight. Frey developed into one of the foremost German aces against the USAAF four-engined bomber formations. He shot down his first four-engined bomber on 21 January 1943. By 29 July he had recorded 10 four-engined bombers shot down. Oberleutnant Frey was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 11 on 1 April 1943. On 26 November, Frey shot down two USAAF B-17 bombers and a P-47 fighter to record his 20th through 22nd victories. He shot down a further two B-17 four-engined bombers on 11 January 1944. On 6 March 1944, Frey scrambled to intercept an attack on Berlin by Allied bombers. In an outstanding performance Frey shot down four B-17s before return fire from a fifth sent his Fw 190 down to crash near Coevorden, Holland. He was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 4 May 1944.
    Hugo Frey was credited with 32 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western Front. Included in his total are 25 four-engined heavy bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1.
4.9.1939
-
PZL-11 1./LG 2 Poland
2.
27.5.1940
13:10
Potez-63 1./LG 2 France
3.
4.9.1942
10:27
Douglas 10./JG 1 Boston III
4.
27.1.1943
11:15
B-17 2./JG 1  
5.
26.2.1943
11:20
B-24 2./JG 1 N Varrel
6.
18.3.1943
15:18
B-24 2./JG 1 N Wangerooge
7.
22.3.1943
15:25
B-17 2./JG 1 N Norderney
8.
25.6.1943
-
B-17 7./JG 11  
9.
25.7.1943
17:05
B-17 7./JG 11 Pl Qu 05 Ost S/AU-2/5
10.
26.7.1943
14:35~
B-17 7./JG 11  
11.
28.7.1943
11:00
B-17 7./JG 11 S Hannover
12.
29.7.1943
9:50~
B-17 7./JG 11  
13.
1943
-
Viermot 7./JG 11  
14.
4.10.1943
10:12
Beaufighter 7./JG 11 N Langerooge, 20 m
15.
8.10.1943
16:40
B-17 7./JG 11 SE Wangerooge
16.
9.10.1943
15:45~
B-17 7./JG 11  
17.
5.11.1943
-
B-24 7./JG 11  
18.
18.11.1943
13:20~
B-24 7./JG 11 Lister-Jammerbugt
19.
26.11.1943
12:14~
B-17 7./JG 11 Aurich-Bremen-Löningen
20.
26.11.1943
12:14~
B-17 7./JG 11 Aurich-Bremen-Löningen
21.
26.11.1943
12:20~
P-47 7./JG 11 Aurich-Bremen-Löningen
22.
1.12.1943
12:30~
B-24 7./JG 11 Spa-Düren-Solingen
23.
11.12.1943
12:40~
B-17 7./JG 11 Borkum-Emden-Zuider Zee
24.
20.12.1943
13:00~
B-17 7./JG 11 Cuxhaven-Bremen-Zuider Zee
25.
20.12.1943
13:00~
P-51 7./JG 11 Bremen, P-51 of 354 FG, USAAF
26.
11.1.1944
11:30~
B-17 7./JG 11 Goslar-Oschersleben
27.
11.1.1944
11:30~
B-17 7./JG 11 Goslar-Oschersleben
28.
3.2.1944
11:10~
P-47 7./JG 11 Ruhlertwist, P-47 of 56 FG USAAF
29.
6.3.1944
15:05
B-17 7./JG 11 Assen-Alkmaar, B-17G (42-31125) “Suzy Sagtitz” of 388 BG USAAF flown by 1st Lt M Gwens, crash-landed near Oud Schoonebeck, 9 bailed out, POW, 1 killed
30.
6.3.1944
15:08
B-17 7./JG 11 Assen-Alkmaar
31.
6.3.1944
15:10
B-17 7./JG 11 Assen-Alkmaar
32.
6.3.1944
15:15
B-17 7./JG 11 Assen-Alkmaar

Victories : 32
Awards : Knight`s Cross
Units : LG 2, JG 1, JG 11

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