Hans Schäfer
Leutnant
 
Hans Schäfer
 
    Hans Schäfer was serving with JG 3 in July 1943. Feldwebel Schäfer was assigned to 10./JG 3 based on the island of Sicily in the Mediterranean theatre. He claimed his first victory on 2 July, when he shot down a USAAF B-24 four-engine bomber. On 12 July, Schäfer shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter to claim his second victory but his Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 19 929) was also damaged in the dogfight and he had to make an emergency landing at Gerbini. His machine was 70% damaged. By September 1943, 10./JG 3 was based at Neubiberg in Germany having withdrawn through Italy during the later half of 1943. Schäfer had raised his victory total to four by this time. On 24 April 1944, he claimed a USAAF B-17 four-engine bomber Herausschus for his 12th victory and shortly afterwards he claimed an engültige Vernichtung when he shot down a B-17 badly damaged by another pilot. During May, IV.(Sturm)/JG 3 was re-equiped with the Fw 190 A-8 fighter. In the aerial battle over Oschersleben against USAAF four-engine bombers on 7 July, Schäfer claimed two B-24s shot down for his 16th and 17th victories. On 10 August, 10.(Sturm)/JG 3 was renamed 13.(Sturm)/JG 3. Schäfer claimed his 18th, and last, victory on 7 October when he shot down B-17 south of Halle.
    Hans Schäfer was credited with 18 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western front and included 12 four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1.
2.7.1943
-
B-24 10./JG 3  
2.
12.7.1943
-
Spitfire 10./JG 3  
3.
19.8.1943
-
B-17 10./JG 3  
4.
23.8.1943
-
P-38 10./JG 3  
5.
19.12.1943
12:02
B-24 HSS 10./JG 3 S Innsbruck
6.
10.2.1944
-
P-47 10./JG 3  
7.
11.2.1944
11:15
B-26 10./JG 3  
8.
17.2.1944
-
P-51 10./JG 3  
9.
22.2.1944
12:20
P-51 10./JG 3  
10.
19.4.1944
10:42
B-17 HSS 10./JG 3  
11.
22.4.1944
20:00
B-24 10./JG 3  
12.
24.4.1944
13:35
B-17 HSS 10./JG 3 S Landshut
-
24.4.1944
13:51
B-17 e.V. 10./JG 3  
13.
29.4.1944
11:05
B-17 HSS 10./JG 3 E Oebisfelde
14.
4.5.1944
10:50
B-17 HSS 10./JG 3  
15.
8.5.1944
10:09
B-24 HSS 10./JG 3 S Sülze-Südheide
16.
7.7.1944
9:42
B-24 10./JG 3 Oschersleben area 
17.
7.7.1944
9:48
B-24 10./JG 3 Oschersleben area 
18.
7.10.1944
12:06
B-17 13./JG 3 50km S Halle
 
Victories : 18
Awards :
Units : JG 3
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