Werner Machold
Oberleutnant

Werner Machold

    Werner Machold was born on 29 July 1913 at Unterneubrunn in the Hildburghausen region of Thüringen. At the beginning of World War 2, Machold was serving with 1./JG 2. He was particularly successful over France in 1940 gaining at least 10 victories, including his first on 14 May. Oberfeldwebel Machold continued to score heavily during the Battle of Britain. He was the eighth German fighter pilot to reach 20 victories. On 5 September 1940, he was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 21 victories.On 7 September, Machold was transferred to 9./JG 2. He recorded his 24th through 26th victories on 30 September, shooting down three RAF fighters. Oberleutnant Machold was appointed Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 2 in spring 1941.

Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold painting the ninth bar on the rudder of his aircraft.
Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold painting the ninth bar on the rudder of his aircraft.

    On 9 June 1941, Oberleutnant Machold, flying his Bf 109 E-7/Z (W.Nr. 5983) “White 15”, force-landed near Swanage, Dorset after receiving damage from anti-aircraft fire from a Royal Navy destroyer during a low-level Jabo attack on a shipping convoy off Portland. He became a prisoner-of-war for the remainder of hostilities.
    Werner Machold amassed 32 victories in over 250 combat missions.All his victories were recorded over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1.
14.5.1940
20:05
Morane 406 1./JG 2 Clavy, 15km SE Cambrai
2.
14.5.1940
20:07~
Morane 406 1./JG 2 Bouillon, 10km E Sedan
3.
19.5.1940
12:50
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Cambrai
4.
20.5.1940
18:35
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Péronne
5.
20.5.1940
18:40~
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Péronne
6.
21.5.1940
19:10
Morane 406 1./JG 2 Montdider-Compiegne
7.
21.5.1940
19:15~
Morane 406 1./JG 2 Compiegne
8.
26.5.1940
17:00
Spitfire 1./JG 2 Calais
9.
3.6.1940
14:45
Morane 406 1./JG 2 Reims
10.
3.6.1940
14:50~
Bloch 150 1./JG 2 Reims
11.
11.8.1940
11:55
Tomahawk 1./JG 2 Portland
12.
13.8.1940
7:55
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Brighton
13.
26.8.1940
17:30
Spitfire 1./JG 2 Portsmouth
14.
30.8.1940
12:40
Hurricane 1./JG 2 London
15.
30.8.1940
18:00
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Gouldhurst
16.
30.8.1940
18:05
Spitfire 1./JG 2 Gouldhurst
17.
31.8.1940
14:15
Hurricane 1./JG 2  
18.
2.9.1940
-
Spitfire 1./JG 2 New Romney
19.
2.9.1940
-
Spitfire 1./JG 2 New Romney
20.
2.9.1940
18:20
Spitfire 1./JG 2 Sittingbourne
21.
4.9.1940
10:00
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Folkestone
22.
IX.1940
-
E/a 9./JG 2  
23.
IX.1940
-
E/a 9./JG 2  
24.
30.9.1940
-
RAF Fighter 9./JG 2  
25.
30.9.1940
-
RAF Fighter 9./JG 2  
26.
30.9.1940
-
RAF Fighter 9./JG 2  
?
?
-
E/a ?./JG 2  
?
16.4.1941
12:00
Spitfire 7./JG 2 Dover Straits
?
29.4.1941
-
Spitfire 7./JG 2 N Eastbourne
?
29.4.1941
-
Spitfire 7./JG 2 N Eastbourne
31.
19.5.1941
12:00
Spitfire 7./JG 2 North Weymouth
32.
19.5.1941
12:05
Spitfire 7./JG 2 North Weymouth

Victories : 32
Awards : Knight`s Cross
Units : JG 2

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