Reinhold Hoffmann
Leutnant

Reinhold Hoffmann

    Reinhold Hoffmann was born on 9 August 1921 at Petersdorf in the Hirschberg region of Risengebirge. Hoffmann was posted to JG 54 based on the Eastern front at the beginning of 1942. Unteroffizier Hoffmann was assigned to 3./JG 54. He recorded his first victory on 27 July, when he shot down a Russian Yak-1 fighter. Victories came slowly with Hoffmann adding only one further victory in 1942. On 13 July 1943, he claimed three Russian Boston twin-engine bombers shot down to record his sixth through eighth victories. Hoffmann calimed three Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft shot down on 16 July (9-11). He recorded his 20th victory on 21 August. In 18 days from 20 October, Hoffmann claimed 27 victories, including seven enemy aircraft shot down on 21 October (33-39), eight on 22 October (40-47) and a further eight on 3 November (50-57). In spring 1944, Hoffmann was transferred to 9./JG 54 on Reichsverteidigung duties. He had 64 victories to his credit at this time. He quickly added three USAAF four-engine bombers to his tally. On 24 May 1944, Hoffmann attempted an emergency landing at Friesack following aerial combat. His Fw 190 A-8 (W.Nr. 680 184) “Yellow 3” crashed killing the pilot. Hoffmann was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 28 January 1945.
    Reinhold Hoffmann was credited with 67 victories. He recorded 64 victories over the Eastern front, including 23 Il-2 Sturmoviks. All three victories he claimed over the Western front were four-engine bombers. Additionally he claimed a number of tanks destroyed on the ground.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
27.7.1942
19:05
Yak-1 5./JG 54 SE Pola
2
22.8.1942
6:11
Il-2 5./JG 54 54 431
3
21.3.1943
8:40
Yak-1 5./JG 54 00 272
4
30.5.1943
20:04
P-40 5./JG 54 10 122
5
12.7.1943
16:25
LaGG-3 5./JG 54 74 754
6
13.7.1943
12:52
Boston 5./JG 54 63 254
7
13.7.1943
12:53
Boston 5./JG 54 63 291
8
13.7.1943
12:56
Boston 5./JG 54 73 172
9
16.7.1943
11:30
Il-2 5./JG 54 64 853
10
16.7.1943
11:37
Il-2 5./JG 54 64 894
11
16.7.1943
11:42
Il-2 5./JG 54 74 743
12
22.7.1943
18:25
Il-2 5./JG 54 63 112
13
22.7.1943
18:35
LaGG-3 5./JG 54 63 162
14
2.8.1943
9:00
Yak-7 5./JG 54 00 261
15
2.8.1943
12:58
LaGG-3 5./JG 54 10 253
16
9.8.1943
16:01
LaGG-3 5./JG 54 54 583
17
9.8.1943
16:02
LaGG-3 5./JG 54 54 582
18
11.8.1943
18:32
LaGG-3 5./JG 54 45 762
19
17.8.1943
4:50
Il-2 5./JG 54 53 253
20
21.8.1943
16:45
Il-2 5./JG 54 43 784
21
23.8.1943
7:11
Boston 5./JG 54 44 413
22
23.8.1943
7:14
Boston 5./JG 54 44 283
23
24.8.1943
7:04
DB-3F 5./JG 54 44 523
24
26.8.1943
16:25
Boston 5./JG 54 43 884
25
1.9.1943
18:01
Il-2 5./JG 54 25 462
26
1.9.1943
18:07
Il-2 5./JG 54 35 343
27
6.9.1943
6:00
Yak-9 5./JG 54 26 734
28
6.9.1943
9:50
Yak-9 5./JG 54 26 841
29
7.9.1943
17:31
LaGG-5 5./JG 54 44 252
30
8.9.1943
11:35
Yak-9 5./JG 54 44 16
31
14.9.1943
16:07
Il-2 5./JG 54 26 642
32
20.10.1943
15:48
Yak-7 5./JG 54 N Kiev
33
21.10.1943
12:09
Yak-7 5./JG 54 E Chodorov
34
21.10.1943
12:15
Yak-9 5./JG 54 S Yachniki
35
21.10.1943
14:50
La-5 5./JG 54 E Kargalnik
36
21.10.1943
15:00
Yak-7 5./JG 54 WSW Yeu
37
21.10.1943
15:03
Il-2 5./JG 54 WSW Yeu
38
21.10.1943
15:04
Il-2 5./JG 54 NE Yeu
39
21.10.1943
15:06
Il-2 5./JG 54 S Grushevo
40
22.10.1943
6:19
La-5 5./JG 54 S Dalyevka
41
22.10.1943
9:14
Il-2 5./JG 54 SSE Kussinoye
42
22.10.1943
9:15
Il-2 5./JG 54 N Yeh
43
22.10.1943
9:17
Il-2 5./JG 54 W Schtschutschinka
44
22.10.1943
9:21
Il-2 5./JG 54 E Rzhyshchiv
45
22.10.1943
12:08
La-5 5./JG 54 E Romashki
46
22.10.1943
12:11
Yak-7 5./JG 54 N Chodorov
47
22.10.1943
12:14
Yak-7 5./JG 54 N Chodorov
48
24.10.1943
12:45
Yak-9 5./JG 54 S Trakhtemirov
49
2.11.1943
15:07
Yak-9 5./JG 54 E Lyutezh
50
3.11.1943
9:15
Il-2 5./JG 54 E Glebovka
51
3.11.1943
11:09
Yak-7 5./JG 54 S Vyshgorod
52
3.11.1943
11:13
Yak-9 5./JG 54 SE Vyshgorod
53
3.11.1943
12:25
Il-2 5./JG 54 E Valki
54
3.11.1943
12:28
Il-2 5./JG 54 ESE Lyutezh
55
3.11.1943
12:40
Yak-9 5./JG 54 W Vyshgorod
56
3.11.1943
14:38
Yak-9 5./JG 54 W Valki
57
3.11.1943
14:49
Yak-9 5./JG 54 SE Lyutezh
58
6.11.1943
7:55
Yak-7 5./JG 54 S Lyutezh
59
6.4.1944
8:00
Yak-9 5./JG 54 88 364
60
8.4.1944
10:00
Yak-9 5./JG 54 88 883
61
17.4.1944
6:53
Il-2 5./JG 54 88 842
62
17.4.1944
6:55
Il-2 5./JG 54 88 853
63
17.4.1944
6:59
Il-2 5./JG 54 88 854
64
21.4.1944
11:23
La-5 5./JG 54 70 644
65
19.5.1944
13:15
B-24 4./JG 54 Area S Wittingen
66
19.5.1944
13:18
B-24 4./JG 54 Nienburg
67
19.5.1944
13:21
B-24 4./JG 54 S Wittingen

Victories : 67
Awards : Ehrenpokal (29 September 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (14 November 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (28 January 1945)
Units : JG 54

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