Fritz "Paul" Lüddecke
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Fritz Lüddecke

    Fritz “Paul” Lüddecke was born on 23 February 1920 at Brakel in the Höxter region of Westfalen. Lüddecke was posted to Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost on 19 November 1941 and served with the unit until 19 May 1942. He then transferred to JG 51, based on the Eastern front. Unteroffizier Lüddecke was assigned to 6./JG 51. On 24 August, he gained his first victory on his 59th mission. On 26 November, 6./JG 51 was redesignated the Stabsstaffel of JG 51 and deployed on ground attack and fighter bomber missions. Lüddecke shot down four Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft on 20 August 1943, to record his ninth through 12th victories. By the end of 1943, he had increased his victory total to 18. He recorded his 20th victory on 5 February 1944, his 30th on 26 June and his 40th on 20 July. Lüddecke recorded his 50th victory on 9 August. On 10 August 1944, Lüddecke was shot down by flak in Fw 190 A-8 (W.Nr. 172 958) “Black 12” near Wilkowischken. He was killed when his aircraft exploded as he was attempting an emergency landing. Oberfeldwebel Lüddecke was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz 18 November.
    “Paul” Lüddecke was credited with 51 victories in over 600 missions, including 150 fighter-bomber missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front, including 17 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
24.8.1942
13:45
MiG-3 6./JG 51 54 284: at 200m
2
9.3.1943
12:00
Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 36 643: at 10m
3
15.3.1943
10:19
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 26 554: at 500m
4
13.7.1943
15:20
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 63 263: at 1.700m
5
16.7.1943
9:45
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 54 319: at 2.500m
6
12.8.1943
8:49
LaGG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 453: at 4.000m
7
16.8.1943
13:40
LaGG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 696: at 3.000m
8
18.8.1943
18:43
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 664: at 400m
9
20.8.1943
13:28
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SW Spas-Demensk: at 500m
10
20.8.1943
13:34
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SW Spas-Demensk: at 300m
11
20.8.1943
13:35
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 SW Spas-Demensk: at 250m
12
20.8.1943
13:36
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 837: at 250m
13
29.8.1943
13:09
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 139
14
7.9.1943
8:36
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 NE Dukhovshchina: at 4.000m
15
12.11.1943
9:11
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 E Vitebsk: at 500m
16
5.12.1943
11:00
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 247: at 200m
17
12.12.1943
12:08
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 286: at 800m
18
23.12.1943
13:08
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 411: at 500m
19
10.1.1944
13:23
Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 648: at 3.500m
20
5.2.1944
7:20
La-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 93 152 at 400m
21
22.2.1944
13:00
Yak-7 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 94 895 at 300m
22
22.2.1944
13:01
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 94 894 at 20m
23
18.6.1944
14:11
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 04 866: at 2.000m
24
22.6.1944
18:20
LaGG-3 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 96 536: 4.000m
25
23.6.1944
13:19
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 96 689: at 200m
26
23.6.1944
14:15
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 96 726: at 50m
27
23.6.1944
14:29
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 96 562: at 20m
28
24.6.1944
16:26
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 05 329: at 1.600m
29
25.6.1944
12:05
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 05 351: at 400m
30
26.6.1944
14:53
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 95 647: at 3.000m
31
26.6.1944
14:59
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 95 535: at 2.800m
32
28.6.1944
16:47
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 95 586: at 1.300m
33
29.6.1944
17:13
P-39 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 94 157: at 1.500m
34
30.6.1944
19:20
Pe-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 85 817: at 1.000m
35
2.7.1944
8:41
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 85 734: at 1.400m
36
11.7.1944
11:45
P-39 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 54 713: at 4.000m
37
18.7.1944
16:21
P-39 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 42 581: at 600m
38
19.7.1944
17:29
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 32 762: at 2.000m
39
20.7.1944
7:30
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 32 866: at 700m
40
20.7.1944
11:35
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 32 899: at 20m
41
20.7.1944
11:36
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 31 233: at 20m
42
2.8.1944
11:11
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 374: at 1.600m
43
2.8.1944
11:29
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 25 469: at 50m
44
4.8.1944
8:04
Il-2 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 371: at 500m
45
4.8.1944
8:30
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 25 498: at 2.000m
46
5.8.1944
12:16
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 344: at 4.000m
47
7.8.1944
7:42
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 25 431: at 400m
48
7.8.1944
7:46
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 25 433: at 200m
49
8.8.1944
17:42
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 312: at 200m
50
9.8.1944
16:10
Yak-9 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 348: at 200m
51
9.8.1944
19:19
LaGG-5 Stabsstaffel/JG 51 35 329: at 1.500m

Victories : 51
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 December 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (1 October 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (18 November 1944)
Units : JG 51

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