Johann-Hermann Meier
Leutnant

Johann-Hermann Meier

   Johann-Hermann Meier was born on 10 June 1921 at Kronprinzenkoog in Schleswig-Holstein. Meier was posted to JG 52 based on the Eastern front in September 1942. Unteroffizier Meier was assigned to 7./JG 52. He recorded his first victory on 5 September 1942. Thereafter he had a meteoric rise: Ehrenpokal, Hungarian Ritterkreuz, Deutsches Kreuz in Gold, promotion to officer rank and 67 victories, all achieved by the end of 1943. He had also fitted in a two month stint as an instructor with Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost. On 5 July, he shot down three Russian LaGG-5 fighters on two morning missions to record his 19th through 21st victories and, on an afternoon mission, shot down another three Russian aircraft (22-24) to record six victories for the day. He recorded his 50th victory on 14 October, his 60th on 27 October and his 70th on 7 January 1944. On 1 March 1944, Meier was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 26 based on the Channel front. On 15 March 1944, Meier was taxiing his Fw 190 A-6 (W.Nr. 470 057) “White 8” for takeoff at Florennes. Suddenly his aircraft veered and struck another taxiing Fw 190. Both aircraft burst into flames. The pilot of the other aircraft was able to extricate himself from his burning aircraft but Meier was trapped in his and burned to death. Leutnant Meier was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 16 December.
    Johann-Hermann Meier was credited with 78 victories in 305 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 16 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
5.9.1942
9:40
P-40 7./JG 52 59 722: at 3.100m
2
8.9.1942
6:07
Yak-1 7./JG 52 49 264: at 1.000m
3
1.2.1943
9:00
Il-2 1./JG 52 62 322 at 750m
4
28.4.1943
10:45
Yak-1 1./JG 52 85 281: at 2.000m
5
14.5.1943
17:25
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 61 222: at 2.600m
6
14.5.1943
17:39
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 61 276: at 2.500m
7
26.5.1943
5:11
Spitfire 1./JG 52 76 887: at 1.200m
8
26.5.1943
9:45
P-39 1./JG 52 76 893: at 3.000m
9
29.5.1943
9:45
Yak-1 1./JG 52 85 112: at 1.200m
10
4.6.1943
5:55
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 85 712: at 200m
11
5.6.1943
18:25
Il-7 1./JG 52 75 236: at 100m
12
5.6.1943
18:32
Il-7 1./JG 52 75 262: at 20m
13
6.6.1943
18:10
Il-7 1./JG 52 76 682: at 50m
14
8.6.1943
16:01
Il-7 1./JG 52 76 821: at 100m
15
14.6.1943
6:35
P-39 1./JG 52 76 674: at 1.200m
16
16.6.1943
9:12
P-39 1./JG 52 75 454: at 1.500m
17
16.6.1943
9:16
P-39 1./JG 52 75 494: at 600m
18
16.6.1943
19:06
Yak-1 1./JG 52 75 492: at 1.200m
19
5.7.1943
5:53
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 61 151 at 3.2000m
20
5.7.1943
9:10
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 61 234 at 4.500m
21
5.7.1943
9:23
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 61 132 at 120m
22
5.7.1943
18:27
Il-2 1./JG 52 61 481 at 600m
23
5.7.1943
18:29
Il-4 1./JG 52 61 613 at 400m
24
5.7.1943
18:34
Il-4 1./JG 52 61 484 at 400m
25
7.7.1943
18:27
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 61 152: at 2.800m
26
9.7.1943
10:56
Il-7 1./JG 52 62 786: at 400m
27
5.9.1943
7:27
Il-2 1./JG 52 66 893: at 400m
28
5.9.1943
7:28
Il-2 1./JG 52 65 253: at 10m
29
9.9.1943
16:34
Il-2 1./JG 52 76 883: at 800m
30
13.9.1943
14:15
Il-2 1./JG 52 76 851
31
14.9.1943
11:14
Boston III 1./JG 52 75 393: at 800m
32
14.9.1943
11:41
Boston III 1./JG 52 76 613: tiefst.
33
20.9.1943
15:47
Yak-1 1./JG 52 75 483: at 2.000m
34
21.9.1943
12:55
Il-2 1./JG 52 66 882: at 10m
35
21.9.1943
16:17
Il-2 1./JG 52 76 772: at 50m
36
22.9.1943
7:10
Pe-2 1./JG 52 66 842: at 300m
37
22.9.1943
9:44
P-39 1./JG 52 76 813: at 3.000m
38
22.9.1943
16:37
Yak-1 1./JG 52 76 642: at 3.000m
39
23.9.1943
7:45
Yak-1 1./JG 52 76 873: at 2.000m
40
23.9.1943
7:50
Il-2 1./JG 52 76 742: at 100m
41
23.9.1943
8:04
Il-2 1./JG 52 75 712: at 150m
42
24.9.1943
12:51
Yak-1 1./JG 52 76 782: at 2.000m
43
25.9.1943
12:45
P-39 1./JG 52 66 893: at 4.500m
44
26.9.1943
12:45
LaGG-3 1./JG 52 76 354: at 1.500m
45
27.9.1943
11:47
Yak-1 1./JG 52 76 593: at 2.300m
46
27.9.1943
14:12
Il-2 1./JG 52 76 714: at 300m
47
2.10.1943
9:30
Yak-1 1./JG 52 76 723 at 2.000m
48
2.10.1943
15:24
LaGG-3 1./JG 52 76 714 at 2.500m
49
3.10.1943
12:10
Yak-1 1./JG 52 76 584: at 3.000m
50
14.10.1943
11:56
Yak-1 3./JG 52 58 154: at 2.000m
51
20.10.1943
14:09
Il-2 3./JG 52 58 173: at 300m
52
20.10.1943
14:13
Il-2 3./JG 52 58 181: at 150m
53
23.10.1943
9:05
P-39 3./JG 52 58 561: at 3.200m
54
23.10.1943
12:42
LaGG-5 3./JG 52 59 751: at 4.100m
55
23.10.1943
12:49
LaGG-5 3./JG 52 59 751: at 2.300m
56
24.10.1943
6:26
LaGG-5 3./JG 52 59 742: at 2.000m
57
24.10.1943
6:26
LaGG-5 3./JG 52 79 744: at 2.500m
58
25.10.1943
15:02
Yak-9 3./JG 52 57 152: at 800m
59
27.10.1943
7:28
P-39 3./JG 52 48 884: at 2.300m
60
27.10.1943
7:30
P-39 3./JG 52 48 893: at 1.400m
61
30.10.1943
6:47
Yak-9 3./JG 52 47 361: at 3.700m
62
5.11.1943
9:25
Il-2 3./JG 52 37 872: at 200m
63
10.11.1943
14:51
Il-2 3./JG 52 37 842: at 50m
64
29.11.1943
7:03
P-39 3./JG 52 39 344: at 2.000m
65
29.11.1943
7:06
P-39 3./JG 52 39 174: at 3.000m
66
29.11.1943
14:21
LaGG-5 3./JG 52 29 294: at 1.200m
67
17.12.1943
14:15
P-39 3./JG 52 W Dubiyevka: at 1.000m
68
6.1.1944
11:50
P-39 3./JG 52 29 354 at 4.000m
69
6.1.1944
12:07
Yak-1 3./JG 52 29 331 at 3.500m
70
7.1.1944
14:15
Yak-9 3./JG 52 29391 at 3.500m
71
11.1.1944
13:16
Yak-9 3./JG 52 29541 at 3.000m
72
11.1.1944
13:17
Yak-9 3./JG 52 29543 at 2.300m
73
12.1.1944
11:02
P-39 3./JG 52 29 374 at 800m
74
15.1.1944
10:05
Yak-9 3./JG 52 29 342 at 800m
75
16.1.1944
9:30
Yak-9 3./JG 52 19 461 at 6.000m
76
16.1.1944
11:50
P-39 3./JG 52 29 392 at 4.500m
77
16.1.1944
11:52
P-39 3./JG 52 19 492 at 4.500m
78
17.1.1944
14:36
Il-2 3./JG 52 29 512 at 200m

Victories : 78
Awards : Ehrenpokal (31 August 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 October 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (16 December 1944)
Units : JG 52, JG 26

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