Gordon Mc Gollob
Oberst

Gordon Mc Gollob

    Gordon Gollob was born on 16 June 1912 at Wien in Austria. He joined the Austrian Bundesheer in 1933 as an officer cadet. In 1934 he completed his flying training. By 1936 he was an instructor and commanded the Schulstaffel A. With the German annexation of Austria in 1938, Gollob joined the Luftwaffe with the rank of Oberleutnant. On 15 March 1939, Gollob joined ZG 76 flying Bf 110 Zerstörer twin-engined fighters. He was assigned to 3./ZG 76. He gained his initial victories over Poland and, later, during the Battle of the Heligoland Bight. Gollob was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./ZG 76 on 8 April 1940. He was successful during the invasion of Norway gaining two victories, including a RAF Sunderland four-engined flying boat. He gained a further victory, a RAF Spitfire fighter, during the Battle of Britain. After undergoing night-fighter training and spending a short spell at the Erprobungsstelle Rechlin, Gollob was transferred to II./JG 3 based on the Channel front on 7 September 1940. On 9 October, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG 3. He led the unit during the invasion of Russia. On 27 June 1941, Hauptmann Gollob was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 3. He claimed 18 victories in August. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 42 victories on 18 September. He achieved 37 victories in October, including nine Russian aircraft shot down covering operations over the Perekop Isthmus on 18 October. He followed up this feat by shooting down six enemy aircraft in the same area on 22 October. He was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 38) on 26 October for 85 victories. He was to lead II./JG 3 until 20 November. In December 1941, Gollob was removed from operations and transferred on a temporary assignment to Erprobungstelle Rechlin to assist in the further development of the Bf 109, for which he suggested many innovative improvements. Following a brief attachment to the Stabsschwarm of JG 54 from 13 March 1942, Major Gollob returned to southern Russia as Kommodore of JG 77 on 16 May. He achieved his 100th victory on 20 May. He was awarded the Schwertern (Nr 13) on 23 June after 107 victories. He became the Jagdwaffe’s highest scoring fighter pilot in August when he recorded his 150th victory. He was awarded and received the Brillanten (Nr 3) from Adolf Hitler personally on 29 August. He recorded 40 victories during August. On 1 October 1942, Gollob was transferred to the Stab of Jagdfliegerführer 3 on the Channel front. On 15 October, he was appointed Jagdführer 5 at Deauville in France, being responsible for the tactical fighter command of northwestern France. In April 1944, he was transferred to the personal staff of the General der Jagdflieger to represent him on the Jägerstab regarding development of jet aircraft projects. But here he fell out with Adolf Galland (104 victories, RK-Br) and was transferred to the Kommando der Eprobungstellen. In November, Oberst Gollob was appointed leader of the Jäger-Sonderstab for the Ardennes offensive. His final wartime appointment came when Adolf Galland was removed as General der Jadgflieger and Gollob was appointed in his place in January 1945. Gollob died on 7 September 1987 at Sulingen.
    Gordon Gollob was credited with 150 victories achieved in 340 missions. He recorded 144 victories over the Eastern front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1.
5.9.1939
-
PWS 56 3./ZG 76  
2.
18.12.1939
14:45
Wellington 3./ZG 76 NW Langeoog / not confirmed
3.
13.6.1940
2:00
Skua 3./ZG 76 Trondleimsfjorden
4.
9.7.1940
14:47
Sunderland 3./ZG 76 140km SW Sumburgh / Sunderland (N6133) “Y” of 201 Sqn RAF flown by F/L JD Middleton
5.
9.7.1940
17:20
Hudson 3./ZG 76 North Sea / Hudson (N7377) of 233 Sqn RAF flown by P/O LJE Ewing
6.
7.5.1941
11:25
Spitfire 4./JG 3  
7.
22.6.1941
7:00
I-16 4./JG 3 25km NW Lemberg, 500m
8.
25.6.1941
9:00
DB-3 4./JG 3  
9.
25.6.1941
9:10
DB-3 4./JG 3  
10.
1.7.1941
19:42
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
11.
2.7.1941
5:42
ZKB-19 Stab II./JG 3  
12.
2.7.1941
11:30
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
13.
2.7.1941
11:43
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
14.
13.7.1941
6:30
I-153 Stab II./JG 3  
15.
16.7.1941
11:42
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
16.
16.7.1941
11:44
SB-2 Stab II./JG 3  
17.
23.7.1941
16:35
R-5 Stab II./JG 3  
18.
25.7.1941
-
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
19.
5.8.1941
17:46
I-153 Stab II./JG 3  
20.
5.8.1941
18:22
I-17 Stab II./JG 3  
21.
8.8.1941
13:17
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
22.
8.8.1941
13:32
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
23.
9.8.1941
10:55
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
24.
11.8.1941
18:45
Bomber Stab II./JG 3  
25.
12.8.1941
7:20
I-17 Stab II./JG 3  
26.
12.8.1941
7:25
SB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
27.
20.8.1941
17:45
I-16 Stab II./JG 3  
28.
20.8.1941
17:47
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
29.
21.8.1941
9:10
I-26 Stab II./JG 3  
30.
21.8.1941
11:06
R-5 Stab II./JG 3  
31.
21.8.1941
11:09
R-5 Stab II./JG 3  
32.
21.8.1941
12:00
DB-3 Stab II./JG 3  
33.
21.8.1941
17:05
I-26 Stab II./JG 3  
34.
22.8.1941
6:10
I-17 Stab II./JG 3  
35.
24.8.1941
9:00
I-180 Stab II./JG 3  
36.
31.8.1941
9:08
TB-3 Stab II./JG 3 Kremenchug / TB-3 of 14 TBAP, VVS
37.
8.9.1941
15:43
I-26 Stab II./JG 3  
38.
9.9.1941
16:50
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
39.
12.9.1941
15:52
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
40.
12.9.1941
17:15
I-26 Stab II./JG 3  
41.
13.9.1941
17:19
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
42.
14.9.1941
5:47
I-153 Stab II./JG 3 Near Mironovka
43.
19.9.1941
13:55
R-5 Stab II./JG 3  
44.
28.9.1941
12:20
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
45.
28.9.1941
12:21
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
46.
28.9.1941
14:46
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
47.
28.9.1941
-
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
48.
28.9.1941
-
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
49.
4.10.1941
10:20
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
50.
5.10.1941
12:25
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
51.
5.10.1941
12:26
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
52.
6.10.1941
10:15
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
53.
6.10.1941
12:15
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3 near Orel / Pe-2 of 173 BAP, VVS
54.
7.10.1941
9:40
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
55.
7.10.1941
12:40
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
56.
7.10.1941
-
Il-2 Stab II./JG 3  
57.
10.10.1941
12:40
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
58.
10.10.1941
12:43
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
59.
17.10.1941
9:04
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
60.
17.10.1941
9:15
I-16 Stab II./JG 3  
61.
17.10.1941
16:05
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
62.
18.10.1941
7:18
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
63.
18.10.1941
7:20
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
64.
18.10.1941
10:05
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
65.
18.10.1941
10:07
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
66.
18.10.1941
10:19
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
67.
18.10.1941
10:20
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
68.
18.10.1941
10:29
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
69.
18.10.1941
14:46
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
70.
18.10.1941
14:48
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
71.
19.10.1941
8:55
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
72.
19.10.1941
12:36
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
73.
19.10.1941
12:37
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
74.
19.10.1941
12:42
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
75.
19.10.1941
15:35
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
76.
20.10.1941
11:07
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
77.
22.10.1941
6:55
I-16 Stab II./JG 3  
78.
22.10.1941
7:20
Pe-2 Stab II./JG 3  
79.
22.10.1941
10:21
I-16 Stab II./JG 3  
80.
22.10.1941
10:22
I-16 Stab II./JG 3  
81.
22.10.1941
-
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
82.
23.10.1941
10:55
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
83.
23.10.1941
10:58
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
84.
23.10.1941
11:40
MiG-3 Stab II./JG 3  
85.
24.10.1941
13:50
I-153 Stab II./JG 3  
86.
?
-
E/a Stab JG 54 ?  
87.
16.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
88.
16.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
89.
16.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
90.
17.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
91.
17.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
92.
17.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
93.
17.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
94.
18.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
95.
18.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
96.
18.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
97.
19.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
98.
19.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
99.
19.5.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
100.
20.5.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
101.
20.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
102.
7.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
103.
9.6.1942
-
I-153 Stab JG 77  
104.
18.6.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
105.
18.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
106.
21.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
107.
21.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
108.
26.7.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
109.
27.7.1942
-
I-153 Stab JG 77  
110.
27.7.1942
-
I-153 Stab JG 77  
111.
4.8.1942
-
Yak-1 Stab JG 77  
112.
6.8.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
113.
6.8.1942
-
Yak-1 Stab JG 77  
114.
6.8.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
115.
6.8.1942
-
R-5 Stab JG 77  
116.
7.8.1942
-
Yak-1 Stab JG 77  
117.
8.8.1942
-
Yak-1 Stab JG 77  
118.
14.8.1942
-
Boston Stab JG 77  
119.
14.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
120.
14.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
121.
16.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
122.
16.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
123.
16.8.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
124.
16.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
125.
16.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
126.
17.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
127.
17.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
128.
18.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
129.
18.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
130.
18.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
131.
19.8.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
132.
19.8.1942
-
Il-2 Stab JG 77  
133.
19.8.1942
-
I-153 Stab JG 77  
134.
20.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
135.
20.8.1942
-
I-153 Stab JG 77  
136.
20.8.1942
-
I-153 Stab JG 77  
137.
22.8.1942
-
Boston Stab JG 77  
138.
22.8.1942
-
Boston Stab JG 77  
139.
24.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
140.
24.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
141.
24.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
142.
24.8.1942
-
Boston Stab JG 77  
143.
25.8.1942
-
Boston Stab JG 77  
144.
26.8.1942
-
Pe-2 Stab JG 77  
145.
27.8.1942
-
I-16 Stab JG 77  
146.
28.8.1942
-
Boston Stab JG 77  
147.
29.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
148.
29.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
149.
29.8.1942
-
LaGG-3 Stab JG 77  
150.
29.8.1942
-
Pe-2 Stab JG 77  

Victories : 150
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Brillianten
Units : ZG 76, JG 3, JG 54, JG 77

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