Helmut Lipfert
Hauptmann

Helmut Lipfert

     Helmut Lipfert was born on 6 August 1916 at Lippelsdorf in the Saalfeld region of Thüringen. A former Arbeitdienstführer and Unteroffizier with the Panzerwaffe, Lipfert transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1941 and underwent fighter pilot training. Lipfert was posted to JG 52, based on the Eastern front, on 16 December 1942. On his arrival at Simovniki in Russia, Leutnant Lipfert was assigned to 6./JG 52. He gained his first victory on his 18th combat mission shooting down a Russian LaGG-5 fighter on 30 January 1943. His 10th victory was recorded on 25 June. He achieved his 20th victory on 5 September. During September 1943, Lipfert assumed command of 6./JG 52. On 8 October, he shot down five Russian aircraft to record his 30th through 34th victories. He was to claim 18 victories in October, 21 in November, including his 50th victory on 12 November and his 60th on 27 November, and 16 in December, including four shot down on 5 December (69-72). By the end of 1943 his victory total had reached 80. After his 88th victory on 25 January 1944, he was sent on leave, not returning to the front until the end of March. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 April. His 100th victory was achieved on 11 April 1944 and his 150th on 24 October 1944.

Ewald, Lipfert, Düttmann
Lt. Heinz Ewald (84 v. RK), Hptm. Helmut Lipfert (203 v. RK-EL) and Lt. Peter Düttmann (152 v. RK). Hörsching on 20 April 1945, Austria.

    On 15 February 1945, Hauptmann Lipfert was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 53 based in Hungary. He shot down his 200th victim on 8 April 1945. On 17 April 1945 he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 837) for 203 victories. Following the dissolution of I./JG 53, Lipfert was transferred to JG 52, where he was assigned to 7./JG 52 until the end of the war. Post-war Lipfert became a schoolteacher. He died on 10 August 1990.
    Helmut Lipfert was credited with 203 victories in over 700 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included two four-engine bombers and 39 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. Additionally, he claimed 27 unconfirmed victories.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
30.1.1943
12:47
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Malaya-Balabinka
2
25.2.1943
14:58
Il-5 II./JG 52 Fedorovskaya
3
28.2.1943
13:15
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Novorossisk
4
7.3.1943
8:20
R-5 II./JG 52 Popovichevskaya
5
7.3.1943
8:23
R-5 II./JG 52 Ivanovskaya
6
14.3.1943
6:56
Il-2 II./JG 52 Novorossisk
7
30.3.1943
6:25
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Slavyanskaya
8
30.3.1943
15:15
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Anastasyevskaya
9
20.3.1943
6:30
MiG-1 II./JG 52 Abinskaya
10
25.6.1943
16:13
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Anastasyevskaya
11
25.6.1943
16:23
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Deschi
12
16.7.1943
5:45
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Krimskaya
13
19.7.1943
13:55
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bakanskaya
14
21.7.1943
9:37
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Anastasyevskaya
15
21.7.1943
16:43
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Ustrikh
16
23.7.1943
5:54
P-39 II./JG 52 Kievskoye
17
23.7.1943
17:33
Il-2 II./JG 52 Krimskaya
18
3.9.1943
10:41
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Kolontayev
19
4.9.1943
17:17
Il-2 II./JG 52 Yurevka
20
5.9.1943
11:30
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taranovka
21
21.9.1943
7:16
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Koselets
22
24.9.1943
13:55
P-40 II./JG 52 Yerkovtsik
23
24.9.1943
16:40
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Yerkovtsik
24
25.9.1943
17:35
Il-2 II./JG 52 Pereyaslav
25
28.9.1943
17:35
R-5 II./JG 52 Pereyaslav
26
1.10.1943
16:13
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Barbasta
27
7.10.1943
6:57
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Annovka
28
7.10.1943
11:07
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Orlik
29
7.10.1943
11:28
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Orlik
30
8.10.1943
7:05
Il-2 II./JG 52 Akhtanisovskaya
31
8.10.1943
8:23
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Ilich
32
8.10.1943
8:35
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Fischerei
33
8.10.1943
15:33
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Taman
34
8.10.1943
15:42
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Akhtanisovskaya
35
10.10.1943
13:05
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Mishorin-Rog
36
10.10.1943
13:15
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Borodayevka
37
20.10.1943
7:30
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Popelnastoye
38
21.10.1943
5:55
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Pyatikhatki
39
21.10.1943
6:08
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Verkhnednyeprovsk
40
21.10.1943
12:30
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Pyatikhatki
41
26.10.1943
7:15
Yak-1 II./JG 52 State Farm
42
26.10.1943
7:17
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Melitopol
43
29.10.1943
7:00
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Agaiman
44
2.11.1943
9:25
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Chaplinka
45
5.11.1943
10:20
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kerch
46
6.11.1943
11:55
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Eltigen
47
11.11.1943
13:45
Il-2 II./JG 52 Katerles
48
11.11.1943
13:50
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bagerovo
49
12.11.1943
8:51
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kerch
50
12.11.1943
10:47
Il-2 II./JG 52 Basky
51
13.11.1943
5:43
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bulganak
52
13.11.1943
5:47
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Mayak
53
14.11.1943
9:15
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Eltigen
54
14.11.1943
13:50
Il-2 II./JG 52 Katerles
55
15.11.1943
6:15
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Kolonka
56
19.11.1943
6:30
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
57
20.11.1943
6:40
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Ilich
58
21.11.1943
7:00
Il-2 II./JG 52 Eltigen
59
21.11.1943
7:05
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
60
27.11.1943
9:48
P-39 II./JG 52 Gromovka
61
27.11.1943
14:40
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Eltigen
62
29.11.1943
14:21
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Eltigen
63
30.11.1943
6:10
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kay Takyl
64
30.11.1943
13:45
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Eltigen
65
1.12.1943
11:47
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
66
2.12.1943
6:39
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Kay Takyl
67
2.12.1943
6:48
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Feodosia
68
2.12.1943
6:55
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Kay Takyl
69
5.12.1943
7:25
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
70
5.12.1943
7:32
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
71
5.12.1943
10:23
P-39 II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
72
5.12.1943
13:55
Il-2 II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
73
9.12.1943
7:58
Il-2 II./JG 52 Katerles
74
9.12.1943
11:15
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Taman
75
11.12.1943
11:37
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Mayak
76
17.12.1943
6:43
Pe-2 II./JG 52 Starotitarovskaya
77
27.12.1943
12:08
P-39 II./JG 52 Mayak
78
28.12.1943
7:16
R-5 II./JG 52 Mayak
79
29.12.1943
7:12
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Melikut
80
29.12.1943
10:05
Boston II./JG 52 Mayak
81
11.1.1944
11:27
P-39 II./JG 52 Kay Tarchan
82
17.1.1944
6:46
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Bulganek
83
21.1.1944
11:53
Il-2 II./JG 52 Churubech
84
23.1.1944
7:08
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kerch
85
23.1.1944
12:08
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kerch
86
24.1.1944
6:30
P-39 II./JG 52 Kerch
87
25.1.1944
12:27
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Bulganek
88
25.1.1944
12:40
Boston II./JG 52 Kossa Tusla
89
1.4.1944
9:25
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Feodosia
90
1.4.1944
9:33
LaGG-3 II./JG 52 Feodosia
91
7.4.1944
7:19
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Taganah
92
7.4.1944
7:27
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Chumak
93
8.4.1944
14:22
Il-2 II./JG 52 Chigari
94
8.4.1944
14:32
R-5 II./JG 52 Ivanovka
95
9.4.1944
14:40
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Tomashevka
96
9.4.1944
15:58
Pe-2 II./JG 52 Grammattikovo
97
10.4.1944
8:16
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Tomashevka
98
10.4.1944
12:22
Il-2 II./JG 52 Megazinka
99
11.4.1944
7:02
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Dzhenkoi
100
11.4.1944
9:25
Il-2 II./JG 52 Dzhenkoi
101
15.4.1944
10:47
Il-2 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
102
17.4.1944
15:49
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Duvankoi
103
19.4.1944
14:21
P-40 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
104
19.4.1944
17:05
Il-2 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
105
22.4.1944
9:40
Boston II./JG 52 Sevastopol
106
27.4.1944
10:50
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Kodikovka
107
3.5.1944
18:35
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Belobek
108
4.5.1944
6:44
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Soki
109
4.5.1944
9:10
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Belobek
110
5.5.1944
10:38
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Balaklava
111
5.5.1944
10:50
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Laspi Bay
112
5.5.1944
14:05
Il-2 II./JG 52 Belobek
113
6.5.1944
7:30
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Belobek
114
6.5.1944
7:40
U-2 II./JG 52 Belobek
115
7.5.1944
9:40
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Balaklava
116
7.5.1944
9:45
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
117
7.5.1944
9:49
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Sevastopol
118
30.5.1944
16:01
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Jassy
119
30.5.1944
16:04
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Jassy
120
31.5.1944
8:04
Pe-2 II./JG 52 Busila
121
31.5.1944
14:32
Il-2 II./JG 52 Jassy
122
4.6.1944
18:56
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Sulani
123
5.6.1944
7:58
P-39 II./JG 52 Zahorna
124
5.6.1944
8:01
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Zahorna
125
5.6.1944
11:35
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Carpiti
126
5.6.1944
11:45
Boston II./JG 52 Romanesti
127
11.6.1944
9:45
B-17 II./JG 52 Tateroi
128
24.6.1944
9:42
B-24 II./JG 52 Stefanesti
129
27.6.1944
10:34
Il-2 II./JG 52 Jassy
130
14.7.1944
7:55
P-39 II./JG 52 Sezurowica
131
15.7.1944
15:20
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Horochow
132
16.7.1944
13:23
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Plowa
133
16.7.1944
13:27
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Stojanow
134
18.7.1944
15:12
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Zwezernesce
135
18.7.1944
18:12
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Turze
136
19.7.1944
16:40
P-39 II./JG 52 Luboml
137
19.7.1944
16:41
P-39 II./JG 52 Luboml
138
19.7.1944
16:45
Il-2 II./JG 52 Luboml
139
20.7.1944
11:10
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Luboml
140
21.7.1944
6:25
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Busk
141
24.7.1944
18:41
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Tuszna
142
14.8.1944
17:14
P-39 II./JG 52 Sobotka
143
16.8.1944
16:35
Yak-1 II./JG 52 Opatow
144
23.8.1944
17:25
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Geidar
145
31.8.1944
10:20
P-51 II./JG 52 Löwes
146
17.10.1944
10:38
Yak-11 II./JG 52 Hosszu-Palyj
147
21.10.1944
10:52
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Öcföd
148
23.10.1944
15:31
Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Solnok
149
23.10.1944
15:32
Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Solnok
150
24.10.1944
9:22
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Feherto
151
27.10.1944
12:17
Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Büd Sz. Mihaly
152
27.10.1944
12:21
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Büd Sz. Mihaly
153
13.11.1944
12:45
Yak-3 II./JG 52 Jaszbereny
154
16.11.1944
12:39
Yak-11 II./JG 52 Tura
155
17.11.1944
11:05
Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Jaszbereny
156
17.11.1944
11:10
Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Jaszbereny
157
17.11.1944
13:20
Yak-7 II./JG 52 Hort
158
23.11.1944
10:40
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Atkar
159
5.12.1944
10:30
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Hatran
160
9.12.1944
15:05
Il-2 m.H. II./JG 52 Csajag
161
11.12.1944
14:53
Pe-2 II./JG 52 Balatonkenese
162
22.12.1944
9:37
Il-2 II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
163
23.12.1944
10:48
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Enying
164
24.12.1944
14:25
Il-2 II./JG 52 Seregelyes
165
25.12.1944
12:08
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
166
25.12.1944
12:15
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Mor
167
2.1.1945
11:15
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Bodmer
168
2.1.1945
11:45
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Vereb
169
4.1.1945
8:26
Il-2 II./JG 52 Tarjan
170
4.1.1945
8:28
Il-2 II./JG 52 Tarjan
171
4.1.1945
10:41
Yak-9 II./JG 52 Bieske
172
4.1.1945
11:12
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Tardos
173
8.1.1945
14:13
Boston II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
174
8.1.1945
14:18
Boston II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
175
14.1.1945
12:11
Yak-3 II./JG 52 Muzsla
176
14.1.1945
14:36
Yak-3 II./JG 52 Muzsla
177
16.1.1945
12:17
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Budaörs
178
22.1.1945
13:24
LaGG-5 II./JG 52 Stuhlweissenburg
179
27.1.1945
14:45
Il-2 II./JG 52 Adorzy
180
22.2.1945
14:00
LaGG-5 I./JG 53 Bart
181
22.2.1945
16:25
Yak-3 I./JG 53 Bina
182
25.2.1945
10:53
Yak-9 I./JG 53 Altsohl
183
8.3.1945
14:10
Il-2 I./JG 53 Sapolce
184
11.3.1945
10:35
Yak-3 I./JG 53 Suborgarol
185
11.3.1945
14:05
Yak-3 I./JG 53 Siofok
186
13.3.1945
10:13
Yak-7 I./JG 53 Pakozol
187
14.3.1945
12:07
LaGG-5 I./JG 53 Stuhlweissenburg
188
14.3.1945
12:11
Il-2 I./JG 53 Pakozol
189
17.3.1945
16:15
Il-2 I./JG 53 Lake Velencze
190
20.3.1945
15:33
Il-2 I./JG 53 Stuhlweissenburg
191
20.3.1945
15:41
Il-2 I./JG 53 Varpalota
192
21.3.1945
11:58
La-5 I./JG 53 E Lake Balaton
193
21.3.1945
15:30
Yak-5 I./JG 53 Felstgalla
194
27.3.1945
14:15
Yak-9 I./JG 53 Neutra
195
27.3.1945
14:18
Il-2 I./JG 53 Neutra
196
27.3.1945
16:55
Yak-9 I./JG 53 Neutra
197
28.3.1945
17:12
Yak-3 I./JG 53 Neutra
198
1.4.1945
16:05
La-7 I./JG 53 Diozeg
199
5.4.1945
9:45
La-7 I./JG 53 Gairing
200
8.4.1945
15:54
La-7 I./JG 53 Hainburg
201
9.4.1945
17:20
La-7 I./JG 53 Lundenburg
202
14.4.1945
15:00
Yak-9 I./JG 53 Stokerau
203
16.4.1945
11:20
Yak-9 I./JG 53 Göding

Victories : 203
Awards : Ehrenpokal (14 November 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (28 January 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (5 April 1944)
                Eichenlaub (17 April 1945)
Units : JG 52, JG 53

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