Johann Schmid
Major

Johann Schmid

      Johann Schmid was born on 13 January 1911 at Gainfarn in the Baden bei Wien region of Austria. By 1938, Oberfeldwebel Schmid was serving in the Luftwaffe. He served with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. At the beginning of World War 2, Schmid was serving with JG 2. Oberfeldwebel Schmid was assigned to 1./JG 2. He claimed his first victory in the new conflict on 14 May 1940, when he shot down a French Morane fighter near Frénois. He recorded seven victories during the French campaign. He also had success during the Battle of Britain. He had recorded nine victories when he was transferred to instructor duties. In August 1941, Schmid was transferred to JG 26. Oberleutnant Schmid was assigned to the Geschwaderstab of JG 26. He quickly shot down 12 aircraft in two weeks, including three RAF Spitfire fighters on 7 August, to record his 13th through 15th victories, three more Spitfires on 9 August (16-18) and three RAF fighters on 10 August (19-21). He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 21 August after 26 victories. Hauptmann Schmid was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG 26 on 22 August 1941, replacing an injured Oberleutnant Hans-Jürgen Westphal (22 victories). He recorded 11 victories during September 1941, including three Spitfires on 27 September (35-37). He recorded his 40th victory, yet another Spitfire, on 3 October. On 6 November 1941, Schmid was leading III./JG 26, in the absence of Major Gerhard Schöpfel (45 victories, RK), who was on leave. Over the Channel, Schmid led an attack on a dozen RAF Spitfire fighters. His attack downed one of the Spitfires. While Schmid was circling the crash site, the wing of his Bf 109 F-4 (W.Nr. 7211) “Black 1” struck the water and broke off. The plane hit the water and sank immediately. Schmid was posthumously promoted to the rank of Major.
    Johann Schmid was credited with 45 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
14.5.1940
10:10
Morane 406 1./JG 2 Frénois
2
18.5.1940
7:15
Lysander 1./JG 2 Beauvais
3
19.5.1940
12:57
Hurricane 1./JG 2 Cambrai
4
20.5.1940
18:35
Hawk 75 1./JG 2 Péronne
5
26.5.1940
17:03
Spitfire 1./JG 2 SW Calais
6
30.5.1940
18:05
Potez 63 1./JG 2 Ducy
7
5.6.1940
13:10
Bloch 150 1./JG 2 Connantre
8
28.7.1940
10:35
Blenheim 1./JG 2 40km NW Le Havre
9
20.9.1940
12:10
Spitfire 1./JG 2 S London
10
22.7.1941
19:00
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 -
11
23.7.1941
20:15
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 Bruges
12
3.8.1941
18:32
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 -
13
7.8.1941
11:20
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 Campagne
14
7.8.1941
11:30
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 SW Calais / Spitfire of 19 or 401 Sqn, RAF
15
7.8.1941
17:43
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 St Omer-Ardres
16
9.8.1941
11:25
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 10km E St Omer / Spitfire of 452 Sqn, RAF
17
9.8.1941
17:44
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 Near Gravelines
18
9.8.1941
17:45
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 Near Gravelines
19
10.8.1941
13:00
Hurricane Stab/JG 26 N Gravelines / Hurricane of 242 Sqn, RAF
20
10.8.1941
13:01
Hurricane Stab/JG 26 N Gravelines / Hurricane of 242 Sqn, RAF
21
10.8.1941
13:03
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 N Gravelines
22
12.8.1941
13:22
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 NW Vlissingen / Spitfire of 19 or 152 Sqn, RAF
23
19.8.1941
12:25
Blenheim Stab/JG 26 NW Dunkirk / Blenheim of 18 Sqn, RAF
24
19.8.1941
19:55
Spitfire Stab/JG 26 E St Omer / Spitfire of 222 Sqn, RAF
25
26.8.1941
19:40
Blenheim 8./JG 26 -
26
27.8.1941
8:30
Spitfire 8./JG 26 25km N Calais
27
4.9.1941
17:20
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
28
4.9.1941
17:35
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
29
4.9.1941
17:50
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
30
7.9.1941
17:20
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Spitfire of 71 Sqn, RAF
31
18.9.1941
16:00
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
32
20.9.1941
16:45
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
33
21.9.1941
16:10
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Spitfire of 485 or 602 Sqn, RAF
34
21.9.1941
16:15
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Spitfire of 485 or 602 Sqn, RAF
35
27.9.1941
15:23
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
36
27.9.1941
15:35
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
37
27.9.1941
15:50
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
38
1.10.1941
17:37
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Dover
39
2.10.1941
18:42
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Pas-de-Calais
40
3.10.1941
15:52
Spitfire 8./JG 26 20km N Ostend / Spitfire of 54 Sqn, RAF
41
13.10.1941
~14:30
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Boulogne
42
13.10.1941
14:35
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Boulogne
43
21.10.1941
13:00
Spitfire 8./JG 26 -
44
27.10.1941
15:05
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Calais
45
6.11.1941
15:48
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Channel / Spitfire Vb of 452 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt BM Geissman

Victories : 45
Awards : Ritterkreuz (21 August 1941)
Units : JG 2, JG 26

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