Adolf "Addi" Glunz
Oberleutnant

Adolf Glunz

    Adolf “Addi” Glunz was born on 11 June 1916 at Bresegard in the Lugwiglust region of Mecklenburg. He joined the Luftwaffe on 1 September 1939. On completion of his flying training, he was posted to JG 52 on 9 November 1940. Gefreiter Glunz was assigned to 4./JG 52. He recorded his first victory, a RAF Spitfire fighter, on 7 May and claimed a second on 19 May. Glunz accompanied the unit when it transferred to Russia. He recorded three victories during his time on the Eastern front. He also claimed two tanks destroyed! Glunz returned to the Channel Front to serve with II./JG 26 and became one of the most successful fighter pilots over the Western Front. He was assigned to 4./JG 26, arriving there on 8 July 1941. He claimed his sixth victory, another RAF Spitfire, on 27 August. By the end of 1942 he had accumulated 23 victories. On 28 March, Glunz was scrambled from his base at Vitry to intercept six RAF Mosquito twin-engined bombers bombers headed toward Dunkirk at low level. He succeeded in shooting down two of the bombers within one minute to record his 28th and 29th victories. He recorded his 30th victory on 3 April. He shot down his first USAAF four-engined bomber on 5 April for his 32nd victory. On 29 August 1943, he became the only non-commissioned officer in JG 26 ever to receive the Ritterkreuz. Glunz claimed his 50th victory on 31 December. Oberfeldwebel Glunz was appointed Staffelkapitän of 5./JG 26 on 15 January 1944. On 22 February 1944, he achieved six victories in one day, including five four-engined bombers (54-59). He was commissioned with the rank of Leutnant in the first week of April 1944.
 

Addi Glunz stands beside his Fw 190A-7
Addi Glunz stands beside his Fw 190A-7 W.Nr. 642 527 "White 9" after six victories on 22 February 1944. Photographed at Cambrai-Epinoy
 
    On 3 March 1944, Glunz was appointed Staffelkapitan of 6./JG 26, a position he held until 18 March 1945. Operating over the Invasion front, Glunz claimed three USAAF P-47 fighters shot down on 10 June (62-64). He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 508) on 24 June 1944 after 65 victories. On 24 December, Glunz shot a further two USAAF P-47 fighters (69-70). He recorded his 71st, and last, victory, a RAF Spitfire fighter, on 1 January 1945. On 18 March 1945, Glunz was transferred to III./EJG 2 for conversion training on to the Me 262 jet fighter. He was then assigned to JG 7 where he served out the remainder of the war. Although continuously in action until 1945, “Addi” Glunz was never shot down or wounded in aerial combat. He was, however, wounded once on the ground when he was showered with glass from a window during an RAF bombing raid on Abbeville in April 1942.
    “Addi” Glunz flew a total of 574 missions, including 238 with enemy contact, in achieving 71 victories. His total includes 19 four-engined bombers. He claimed three victories over the Eastern Front. In addition to his confirmed victories he had ten unconfirmed victories, possibly as many as 15 according to some sources.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
Comments
1.
7.5.1941
-
Spitfire 4./JG 52    
2.
19.5.1941
-
Spitfire 4./JG 52    
3.
VI.1941
-
E/a 4./JG 52 Eastern front  
4.
VI.1941
-
E/a 4./JG 52 Eastern front  
5.
VI.1941
-
E/a 4./JG 52 Eastern front  
6.
27.8.1941
8:25
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Bergues  
7.
5.11.1941
10:40
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Gravelines Spitfire of 611 Sqn, RAF
8.
8.11.1941
13:08
Spitfire 4./JG 26 15km N Calais  
9.
9.1.1942
15:36
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Le Touquet Spitfire of 71 Sqn, TAF
10.
12.2.1942
17:08
Spitfire 4./JG 26 E Eu  
11.
13.3.1942
16:29
Spitfire 4./JG 26 mid-Channel-Dungeness Spitfire of 401 Sqn, RAF
12.
10.4.1942
17:43
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Étaples Spitfire of 340 Sqn, RAF
13.
14.4.1942
18:50
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Calais Spitfire of 317 Sqn, RAF
14.
25.4.1942
16:43
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Abbeville  
15.
17.5.1942
11:35
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Ardres Spitfire of 602 Sqn, RAF
16.
5.6.1942
15:50
Spitfire 4./JG 26 WNW Ault  
17.
8.6.1942
13:59
Spitfire 4./JG 26 WNW Dunkirk  
18.
28.6.1942
13:59
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Hastings Spitfire of 611 Sqn, RAF
19.
31.7.1942
15:01
Spitfire 4./JG 26 W Berck-sur-Mer  
20.
31.7.1942
15:08
Spitfire 4./JG 26 W Berck-sur-Mer  
21.
19.8.1942
10:28
Spitfire 4./JG 26 W Dieppe  
22.
5.9.1942
11:41
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Somme Estuary  
23.
2.11.1942
16:57
Spitfire 4./JG 26 W Berck-sur-Mer Spitfire of 91 Sqn, RAF
-
3.2.1943
15:30
Spitfire 4./JG 26 N France Spitfire of 416 Sqn, RAF – not confirmed
24.
17.2.1943
10:45
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Ardres Spitfire of 124 Sqn, RAF
25.
26.2.1943
10:37
Spitfire 4./JG 26 W St Omer Spitfire of 122 Sqn, RAF
26.
8.3.1943
14:06
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Rouen Spitfire of 340 Sqn, RAF
27.
14.3.1943
17:59
Spitfire 4./JG 26 2-3km SW Boulogne  
28.
28.3.1943
18:42
Mosquito 4./JG 26 S Lille Mosquito of 105 Sqn, RAF
29.
28.3.1943
18:41
Mosquito 4./JG 26 S Lille Mosquito of 105 Sqn, RAF
30.
3.4.1943
16:08
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Le Touquet Spitfire of 416 Sqn, RAF
31.
4.4.1943
14:42
Spitfire 4./JG 26 SW Dieppe  
32.
5.4.1943
14:42
B-17 4./JG 26 N Scheldt Estuary B-17 of 306 BG, USAAF
33.
11.6.1943
16:42
Spitfire 4./JG 26 N Doullens Spitfire of 611 Sqn, RAF
34.
16.6.1943
7:07
Spitfire 4./JG 26 20km NW Cap Gris Nez Spitfire of 91 Sqn, RAF
35.
20.6.1943
13:35
Spitfire 4./JG 26 NE Étaples Spitfire of 403 Sqn, RAF
36.
22.6.1943
9:15
B-17 4./JG 26 Katz-N Beveland Is B-17 of 381 BG, USAAF
37.
26.6.1943
18:54
P-47 4./JG 26 NW Neufchatel P-47 of 56 FG, USAAF
-
26.6.1943
18:55
P-47 4./JG 26 NW Neufchatel P-47 of 56 FG, USAAF – not confirmed
-
4.7.1943
17:45
Spitfire 4./JG 26 Near Amiens Not confirmed
38.
12.8.1943
9:05
B-17 e.V 4./JG 26 Near Hagen  
39.
12.8.1943
9:28
B-17 4./JG 26 W Mönchen- Gladbach  
40.
17.8.1943
17:45
B-17 4./JG 26 NW Schouwen B-17 of 305 BG, USAAF
-
19.8.1943
12:30
B-26 dam 4./JG 26 N France B-26 of 323 BG, USAAF – not confirmed
41.
31.8.1943
19:32
B-17 4./JG 26 Le Tréport B-17 of 303 BG, USAAF
42.
3.9.1943
10:35
B-17 4./JG 26 E Paris  
-
3.10.1943
16:00
Spitfire 5./JG 26   Not confirmed
43.
10.10.1943
15:41
B-17 5./JG 26 N Deelen B-17 of 100 BG, USAAF
-
14.10.1943
14:00
P-47 5./JG 26 Near Budel P-47 of 353 FG, USAAF – not confirmed
44.
11.11.1943
14:55
B-17 5./JG 26 SW Dordrecht B-17 of 94 BG, USAAF
-
11.11.1943
14:57
B-17 5./JG 26 SW Dordrecht B-17 of 94 BG, USAAF – not confirmed
45.
14.11.1943
10:06
Mosquito 5./JG 26 Near Lens Mosquito of 1409 Flt, RAF
46.
26.11.1943
10:40
P-47 5./JG 26 Chantilly P-47 of 78 FG, USAAF
47.
26.11.1943
11:03
B-17 5./JG 26 Near Beauvais B-17 of 100 BG, USAAF
48.
1.12.1943
10:15
Spitfire 5./JG 26 SW Arras Spitfire of 411 Sqn, RAF
49.
1.12.1943
10:20
Spitfire 5./JG 26 SW Arras Spitfire of 411 Sqn, RAF
50.
21.12.1943
11:50
Spitfire 5./JG 26 SW Douai  
51.
31.12.1943
15:00
B-17 5./JG 26 Lorient-Auringes  
52.
7.1.1944
13:45
P-47 5./JG 26 Near Boulogne P-47 of 4 FG, USAAF
53.
11.2.1944
14:05
B-17 5./JG 26 20km NW Poix B-17 of 351 BG, USAAF
54.
21.2.1944
15:50
B-17 5./JG 26 6km W Bergen aan See B-17 of 95 BG, USAAF
55.
22.2.1944
12:50
B-17 5./JG 26 7km W Dorsten  
-
22.2.1944
12:55
B-17 HSS 5./JG 26   Not confirmed
56.
22.2.1944
13:10
B-17 HSS 5./JG 26 12km NE Wesel  
57.
22.2.1944
15:30
P-47 5./JG 26 15km NW Geilenkirchen P-47 of 78FG, USAAF
58.
22.2.1944
15:35
B-17 5./JG 26 SW Grevenbroich  
-
22.2.1944
15:40
B-17 5./JG 26 Geilenkirchen Not confirmed
-
25.2.1944
17:00
B-17 5./JG 26   B-17 of 390 BG, USAAF – not confirmed
59.
9.5.1944
9:51
B-24 6./JG 26 7km E Turnhout B-24 of 453 BG, USAAF
60.
9.5.1944
9:57
B-24 6./JG 26 7km SSW Turnhout B-24 of 466 BG, USAAF
61.
11.5.1944
14:00
B-24 HSS 6./JG 26 NE Chateudun B-24 of 44 BG, USAAF
62.
10.6.1944
17:56
P-47 6./JG 26 N Lissieux P-47 of 365 FG, USAAF
63.
10.6.1944
17:58
P-47 6./JG 26 N Lissieux P-47 of 365 FG, USAAF
64.
10.6.1944
17:58
P-47 6./JG 26 N Lissieux P-47 of 365 FG, USAAF
65.
18.6.1944
17:29
Mustang 6./JG 26 Coutances Mustang of 414 Sqn, RAF
66.
21.9.1944
17:18
C-47 6./JG 26 Nijmegen  
67.
2.10.1944
12:15
Spitfire 6./JG 26 S Nijmegen Spitfire of 401 Sqn, RAF
68.
13.10.1944
15:00
P-38 6./JG 26 Düren P-38 of 474 FG, USAAF
69.
24.12.1944
12:27
P-47 6./JG 26 Liege P-47 of 36 FG, USAAF
70.
24.12.1944
12:28
P-47 6./JG 26 Liege P-47 of 36 FG, USAAF
71.
1.1.1945
9:25
Spitfire 6./JG 26 S Brussels-Evere a/f Spitfire of 416 Sqn, RAF

Victories : 71
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves
Units : JG 52, JG 26, EJG 2, JG 7

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