Günther Scheel
Leutnant

Günther Scheel

    Günther Scheel was born on 23 November 1921 at Dannenburg in the Elbe region of Niedersachsen. Scheel was posted to JG 54 based on the Eastern front in spring 1943. Leutnant Scheel was assigned to 2./JG 54. He flew many ground attack missions destroying a number of locomotives and other vehicles. Scheel recorded his 10th aerial victory on 3 April, when he shot down a Russian P-39 fighter. On 30 May, he shot down four Russian fighters to record his 18th through 21st victories. He repeated the feat on 21 June (26-29). However, it was in July that Scheel was to make his mark. In the first 16 days of the month he recorded 41 victories, including eight Russian aircraft, including four Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, shot down on 5 July (31-38), seven, including another four Il-2 Sturmoviks, shot down on 7 July (40-46), five, all Russian fighters, shot down on 10 July (53-57) and seven shot down on 13 July (62-67). On 16 July 1943, Scheel shot down a Russian Yak-9 fighter northeast of Bolchow near Orel. He then collided with a second making a crash-landing in his Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 710 002) “Yellow 8” behind enemy lines. Scheel was reportedly seen in a camp at Jelabuga in 1946 and received medical treatment at a camp at Solny in 1948. However, he officially remains missing in action. Scheel was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 December 1943.
    Günther Scheel was credited with 71 victories in approximately 70 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 20 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
2
9.2.1943
9:20
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 123
3
9.2.1943
15:25
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 142
4
14.2.1943
13:21
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 473
5
14.2.1943
13:37
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 452
6
18.2.1943
8:20
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 532
7
23.2.1943
10:59
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 172
8
21.3.1943
8:45
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 00 193
9
24.3.1943
8:53
Il-2 2./JG 54 10 193
10
3.4.1943
17:57
P-39 2./JG 54 10 141
11
8.4.1943
16:28
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 90 252
12
16.4.1943
12:25
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 -
13
1.5.1943
15:55
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 00 164
14
5.5.1943
11:45
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 00 152
15
5.5.1943
11:48
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 00 161
16
24.5.1943
19:37
Il-2 2./JG 54 9 791
17
24.5.1943
19:38
Il-2 2./JG 54 9 872
18
30.5.1943
13:48
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 113
19
30.5.1943
19:50
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 11 783
20
30.5.1943
19:51
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 11 784
21
30.5.1943
20:18
P-40 2./JG 54 10 123
22
5.6.1943
12:01
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 451
23
5.6.1943
12:10
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 151
24
10.6.1943
18:16
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 10 692
25
18.6.1943
2:02
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 00 334
26
21.6.1943
10:14
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 261
27
21.6.1943
10:15
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 10 262
28
21.6.1943
15:25
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 20 112
29
21.6.1943
20:05
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 20 131
30
22.6.1943
2:25
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 90 634
31
5.7.1943
4:18
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 63 612
32
5.7.1943
10:02
P-40 2./JG 54 63 551
33
5.7.1943
10:06
P-40 2./JG 54 63 534
34
5.7.1943
12:02
P-40 2./JG 54 63 583
35
5.7.1943
18:35
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 481
36
5.7.1943
18:37
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 364
37
5.7.1943
18:38
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 444
38
5.7.1943
18:39
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 451
39
6.7.1943
11:48
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 63 568
40
7.7.1943
8:30
Il-2 2./JG 54 53 561
41
7.7.1943
8:31
Il-2 2./JG 54 53 563
42
7.7.1943
8:32
Il-2 2./JG 54 53 592
43
7.7.1943
8:32
Il-2 2./JG 54 53 591
44
7.7.1943
14:12
Boston 2./JG 54 53 691
45
7.7.1943
14:15
Yak-7 2./JG 54 63 514
46
7.7.1943
14:20
Pe-2 2./JG 54 63 592
47
8.7.1943
8:04
Boston 2./JG 54 63 561
48
8.7.1943
17:31
La-5 2./JG 54 63 531
49
8.7.1943
17:40
P-39 2./JG 54 53 693
50
9.7.1943
4:45
P-39 2./JG 54 63 576
51
9.7.1943
5:11
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 575
52
9.7.1943
5:12
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 579
53
10.7.1943
7:19
P-39 2./JG 54 63 753
54
10.7.1943
7:20
P-39 2./JG 54 63 754
55
10.7.1943
7:22
P-39 2./JG 54 63 743
56
10.7.1943
13:33
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 543
57
10.7.1943
18:50
Yak-1 2./JG 54 63 714
58
11.7.1943
4:24
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 572
59
11.7.1943
4:26
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 63 573
60
11.7.1943
4:33
La-5 2./JG 54 63 597
61
12.7.1943
7:09
Il-2 2./JG 54 64 753
62
13.7.1943
11:11
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 73 144
63
13.7.1943
11:13
Yak-9 2./JG 54 73 123
64
13.7.1943
11:13
Yak-9 2./JG 54 73 123
65
13.7.1943
14:04
Il-2 2./JG 54 54 413
66
13.7.1943
14:12
Il-2 2./JG 54 54 442
67
13.7.1943
19:12
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 64 821
68
14.7.1943
15:45
Il-2 2./JG 54 54 481
69
16.7.1943
5:25
Spitfire 2./JG 54 54 443
70
16.7.1943
7:55
Yak-9 2./JG 54 65 412
71
16.7.1943
8:05
Yak-9 2./JG 54 64 356

 
Victories : 71
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 September 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (31 August 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (5 December 1943)
Units : JG 54
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