Hans Götz
Hauptmann

Hans Götz

     Hans Götz was born on 2 June 1919 at Stuttgart. In January 1940, Götz was posted to JG 54 “Grünherz”. Unteroffizier Götz was assigned to 2./JG 54. He gained his first victory on 15 August when he shot down RAF Hurricane fighters over England. Götz was particularly successful operating over the Eastern front, initially with 1./JG 54. On 10 November 1941, he was awarded the Ehrenpokal. At the beginning of May 1942, Götz was promoted to officer rank. After his 25th victory, Oberleutnant Götz was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 29 June 1942. On 23 December 1942, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz after his 48th victory. On 22 February 1943, Götz was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 54. He had 60 victories to his credit. At this time Otto Kittel (267 victories, RK-S, killed in action 16 February 1945) was flying with this unit. On 2 August 1943, Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 54, Major Gerhard Homuth (63 victories, RK), was shot down by Russian P-39 fighters after leading the Gruppe for only three days. Götz was appointed Gruppenkommandeur in Homuth’s place.

Götz being carried off after a victorious mission
Leutnant Hans Götz being carried off after a victorious mission.

    On 4 August 1943, Götz crashed inverted into a forest northwest of Karatschew in Fw 190A-6 (W.Nr. 1119) “Black 2”, following an attack on Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft and was killed.
    Hans Götz flew over 600 combat missions and shot down 82 enemy aircraft. He recorded three victories over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
15.8.1940
16:30
Hurricane 1./JG 54 10km ahead Maidstone
2
9.9.1940
19:00
Spitfire 1./JG 54 -
3
9.9.1940
19:05
Hurricane 1./JG 54 -
?
25.6.1941
11:43
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
25.6.1941
11:48
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
7.7.1941
16:00
SB-3 1./JG 54 -
?
20.7.1941
10:25
SB-3 1./JG 54 -
?
10.8.1941
4:45
Pe-2 1./JG 54 -
?
13.8.1941
17:40
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
23.9.1941
11:05
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
24.9.1941
10:13
I-153 1./JG 54 -
?
26.9.1941
5:55
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
29.9.1941
15:22
SB-3 1./JG 54 -
?
25.10.1941
11:03
I-26 1./JG 54 -
?
29.10.1941
11:02
I-26 1./JG 54 -
?
13.12.1941
13:50
I-16 1./JG 54 -
?
17.12.1941
13:25
I-26 1./JG 54 -
?
1.1.1942
12:03
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
21.2.1942
14:14
I-18 1./JG 54 -
?
14.3.1942
16:16
I-16 1./JG 54 -
?
15.3.1942
16:35
P-40 1./JG 54 -
?
16.3.1942
10:45
Pe-2 1./JG 54 8km SE Nirischi: at 3.500m
?
18.3.1942
13:27
P-40 1./JG 54 -
?
27.4.1942
8:31
U-2 1./JG 54 29 323: at 10m
?
10.5.1942
9:45
Yak-1 1./JG 54 E Leningrad: at 3.000m
?
30.5.1942
18:03
I-16 1./JG 54 -
?
30.5.1942
18:35
P-40 1./JG 54 -
?
30.5.1942
18:38
P-40 1./JG 54 -
?
3.6.1942
14:34
U-2 1./JG 54 -
?
15.6.1942
15:28
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 -
?
23.6.1942
9:38
Il-2 1./JG 54 -
?
23.6.1942
9:41
P-40 1./JG 54 -
?
22.8.1942
15:28
Hurricane 1./JG 54 47 872: at 2.500m
?
23.8.1942
14:50
Yak-1 1./JG 54 54 261: at 2.000m
?
24.8.1942
16:04
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 47 480: at 800m
?
25.8.1942
4:38
Il-2 1./JG 54 47 554: at 300m
?
25.8.1942
4:42
Il-2 1./JG 54 47 651: at 20m
?
26.8.1942
15:29
U-2 1./JG 54 47 483: at 10m
?
26.8.1942
15:44
LaGG-3 1./JG 54 47 133: at 900m
?
27.8.1942
11:44
Yak-1 1./JG 54 46 231: at 2.500m
?
27.8.1942
11:55
Yak-1 1./JG 54 56 142: at 1.000m
?
29.8.1942
16:13
IL-2 1./JG 54 10 182: at 200m
?
2.9.1942
13:50
Il-2 1./JG 54 10 141: at 200m
49
13.1.1943
7:59
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 163 at 1.500m
50
14.1.1943
11:10
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 163 at 3.000m
51
14.1.1943
11:12
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 164 at 3.100m
52
15.1.1943
8:44
Su-2 2./JG 54 10 191 at 5.500m
53
23.1.1943
11:10
Yak-1 2./JG 54 10 140: at 4.000m
54
24.1.1943
10:15
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 150 Mitte: at 600m
55
24.1.1943
14:52
Il-2 2./JG 54 00 421: at 1.500m
56
27.1.1943
8:37
Il-2 2./JG 54 00 292: at 200m
57
11.2.1943
9:33
Il-2 2./JG 54 00 482: at 700m
58
11.2.1943
9:40
Il-2 2./JG 54 00 413: at 300m
59
15.2.1943
7:30
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 563: at 600m
60
22.2.1943
15:45
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 00 432: at 3.500m
61
23.2.1943
14:54
Pe-2 2./JG 54 00 251: at 800m
62
28.2.1943
6:20
U-2 2./JG 54 29 164: at 30m
63
7.3.1943
12:48
Il-2 2./JG 54 90 282: at 400m
64
15.3.1943
9:50
Airacobra 2./JG 54 29 791: at 50m
65
1.4.1943
13:35
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 151: at 500m
66
5.7.1943
3:51
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 683 at 5.000m
67
5.7.1943
7:10
Airacobra 2./JG 54 63 729 at 3.500m
68
5.7.1943
15:55
Boston 2./JG 54 63 636 at 800m
69
6.7.1943
7:35
Yak-7 2./JG 54 63 577: at 3.000m
70
6.7.1943
14:35
Yak-7 2./JG 54 63 671: at 3.000m
71
7.7.1943
13:38
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 63 57: at 2.500m
72
8.7.1943
13:36
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 551: at 400m
73
9.7.1943
12:00
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 811: at 400m
74
10.7.1943
8:11
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 538: at 2.500m
75
12.7.1943
7:39
La-5 2./JG 54 64 385: at 2.000m
76
16.7.1943
13:31
Yak-9 2./JG 54 54 539: at 2.000m
77
17.7.1943
8:49
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 54 645: at 1.800m
78
31.7.1943
9:10
Yak-9 2./JG 54 54 672: at 1.200m
79
1.8.1943
17:37
La-5 2./JG 54 64 543 at 2.000m
80
2.8.1943
4:41
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 54 821: tiefstflug
81
2.8.1943
14:37
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 53 479 at 2.500m
82
2.8.1943
19:20
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 53 631 at 3.500m

Victories : 82
Awards : Ehrenpokal (10 November 1941)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (2 July 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (23 December 1942)
Units : JG 54

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