Gustav Frielinghaus
Hauptmann

Gustav Frielinghaus

    Gustav Frielinghaus was born on 5 March 1912 at Osnabrück. At the outbreak of World War 2, Gefreiter Frielinghaus was performing instructor duties at a flying school. He later served with Jagdfliegerschule 5 and with Jagdergänzunsgruppe Merseburg where he received promotion to the rank of Leutnant. In June 1941, Frielinghaus was transferred to JG 3 based on the Eastern front. Leutnant Frielinghaus was assigned to 6./JG 3. He gained his first victory on 6 July, when he shot down a Russian SB-2 twin-engine bomber. On 25 July, Frielinghaus shot down two Russian DB-3 twin-engine bombers near Stawiszce to record his second and third victories. However, his Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 8996) was hit by return defensive fire in the engagement necessitaing a forced-landing at Moroszkoad. By autumn 1941 he had achieved seven victories. In spring 1942, 6./JG 3 was relocated to the Mediterranean theatre. Operating from bases in Sicily, Frielinghaus flew missions over Malta without adding to his victory total. Frielinghaus was relocated back to the Eastern front with the Stabstaffel of II./JG 3 in May 1942. He recorded his 10th victory on 23 June, when he shot down a Russian LaGG-3 fighter near Ulanowka. His 20th victory followed on 6 August, when he shot down a Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bomber near Salinskiy. By October 1942, Frielinghaus was serving with 6./JG 3. Soon Frielinghaus was operating over Stalingrad. He was to be one of the last to leave Pitomnik, the airfield within Stalingrad, when he was evacuated in a transport aircraft. Frielinghaus had recorded 37 victories during his time operating over Stalingrad. On 25 March, Frielinghaus was appointed Staffelkapitän of 6./JG 3. He recorded his 50th victory on 15 April 1943, operating over the Kuban bridgehead. Frielinghaus was appointed Staffelkapitän of 11./JG 3, based in the Mediterranean theatre, at the end of May 1943. He had 66 victories to his credit at this time. Over southern Italy, Frielinghaus claimed eight further victories in a short time, mainly USAAF P-38 twin-engine fighters. On 9 September, he was badly wounded and his Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 18 861) was destroyed in aerial combat over Foggia with USAAF B-24 four-engine bombers. He had barely recovered from his wounds when he was badly injured in a take-off accident on 19 December, when he collided with an Bf 110 twin-engine fighter in Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 160 726. At the beginning of 1944, Frielinghaus was transferred to the Gruppenstab of IV./JG 3. From 1 May to 25 June he led II./JG 3. In July, he was transferred as Staffelkapitän of 2./JGr Süd. On 1 November 1944, 2./JGr Süd was redesignated 6./EJG 1. On 28 March 1945, Frielinghaus was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./EJG 1. Frielinghaus survived the war but died on 11 September 1963 at Düsseldorf.
    Gustav Frielinghaus was credited with 74 victories in 350 missions. He recorded eight victories, including six P-38 twin-engine fighters, over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
6.7.1941
5:35
SB-2 6./JG 3 -
2
25.7.1941
14:25
DB-3 6./JG 3 N Stawiszce
3
25.7.1941
14:42
DB-3 6./JG 3 N Stawiszce
4
26.8.1941
16:25
I-16 6./JG 3 -
5
6.10.1941
10:19
Pe-2 6./JG 3 -
6
11.10.1941
11:57
SB-3 6./JG 3 -
7
24.10.1941
13:12
I-61 6./JG 3 -
8
29.5.1942
15:56
MiG-1 II./JG 3 W Alexandrovka
9
2.6.1942
17:49
MiG-1 II./JG 3 4km E Schastowoje
10
23.6.1942
18:09
LaGG-3 II./JG 3 E Ulanowka
11
24.6.1942
11:52
LaGG-3 II./JG 3 S Wischlana
12
29.6.1942
18:44
Pe-2 II./JG 3 NW Kschen
13
1.7.1942
18:54
Il-2 II./JG 3 Wolowo
14
4.7.1942
10:27
MiG-1 II./JG 3 Kastornoje
15
5.7.1942
16:27
Il-2 II./JG 3 Malyschowo
16
6.7.1942
11:41
Il-2 II./JG 3 Voronezh
17
21.7.1942
10:11
V-11 II./JG 3 -
18
30.7.1942
11:44
MiG-1 II./JG 3 Leonov
19
3.8.1942
14:57
Yak-1 II./JG 3 S Peskovaltka
20
6.8.1942
11:23
Pe-2 II./JG 3 SE Salinskiy
21
6.8.1942
15:23
Il-2 II./JG 3 S Sarepta
22
7.8.1942
14:13
Pe-2 II./JG 3 S Fagodniki
23
8.8.1942
9:47
Su-2 II./JG 3 W Popov
24
8.8.1942
9:52
Su-2 II./JG 3 NW Kalatsch
25
10.8.1942
7:08
MiG-1 II./JG 3 SE Klatasch
26
17.8.1942
9:11
R-5 II./JG 3 N Majero
27
15.9.1942
14:40
Pe-2 II./JG 3 -
28
21.9.1942
11:05
E/a II./JG 3 -
29
21.9.1942
11:07
E/a II./JG 3 -
30
22.9.1942
10:25
E/a II./JG 3 -
31
4.10.1942
13:52
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 -
32
21.12.1942
12:39
Boston 6./JG 3 19 422
33
29.12.1942
11:32
MiG-1 6./JG 3 49 212
34
30.12.1942
9:09
MiG-1 6./JG 3 39 294
35
30.12.1942
9:13
Il-2 6./JG 3 39 454
36
5.1.1943
9:42
MiG-1 6./JG 3 29 371
37
15.1.1943
12:32
DB-3 6./JG 3 49 334
38
3.2.1943
9:25
Boston 6./JG 3 9 183
39
10.2.1943
13:33
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 99 481
40
22.2.1943
9:32
MiG-1 6./JG 3 98 350
41
27.2.1943
15:27
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 98 562
42
14.3.1943
13:07
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 98 674
43
17.3.1943
10:48
Boston 6./JG 3 70 451
44
22.3.1943
12:05
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 98 692
45
25.3.1943
13:32
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 98 313
46
27.3.1943
11:12
LaGG 6./JG 3 97 242
47
31.3.1943
9:32
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 98 841
48
11.4.1943
12:11
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 85 724
49
11.4.1943
13:53
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 75 344
50
15.4.1943
6:24
LaGG 6./JG 3 85 372
51
15.4.1943
12:37
I-16 6./JG 3 85 142
52
15.4.1943
12:39
Il-2 6./JG 3 85 142
53
16.4.1943
16:58
LaGG 6./JG 3 -
54
17.4.1943
11:21
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 85 753
55
17.4.1943
14:04
I-153 6./JG 3 75 414
56
19.4.1943
11:52
Il-2 6./JG 3 75 414
57
19.4.1943
11:56
Il-2 6./JG 3 75 491
58
20.4.1943
8:27
LaGG 6./JG 3 75 427
59
23.4.1943
17:12
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 75 422
60
28.4.1943
8:56
LaGG-3 6./JG 3 86 892
61
8.5.1943
7:55
Spitfire 6./JG 3 85 181
62
9.5.1943
10:10
Yak-1 6./JG 3 76 852
63
10.5.1943
15:27
Yak-1 6./JG 3 86 753
64
17.5.1943
11:16
LaGG 6./JG 3 71 114
65
17.5.1943
11:18
LaGG 6./JG 3 71 771
66
17.5.1943
11:21
LaGG 6./JG 3 72 714
67
12.7.1943
11:09
Spitfire 11./JG 3 30km S Licata
68
12.7.1943
11:16
Spitfire 11./JG 3 30km SSW Licata
69
13.7.1943
18:11
P-38 11./JG 3 10km SW Caltagirone
70
20.8.1943
13:49
P-38 11./JG 3 15km S Sallic
71
28.8.1943
16:05
P-38 11./JG 3 35km SW Insel Ischia
72
30.8.1943
12:29
P-38 11./JG 3 SW Ischia
73
2.9.1943
13:38
P-38 11./JG 3 31474
74
2.9.1943
13:42
P-38 11./JG 3 31487

Victories : 74
Awards : Ehrenpokal (7 September 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (24 September 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (5 February 1944)
Units : JG 3, JGr Süd, EJG 1

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