Johannes Wiese
Major

Johannes Wiese

    Johannes Wiese was born on 7 May 1915 at Breslau in Schlesien. He joined the army in 1934 as an officer cadet and served with Infanterieregiment 6. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1936 with the rank of Oberfähnrich. He trained to become an observer. In October 1939, he attended fighter pilot school. In June 1941 he was posted as Adjutant to the Geschwaderstab of JG 52 based on the Eastern front. He recorded his first victory on 23 September. On 15 June 1942 he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 2./JG 52 by which time he had achieved seven victories. He became somewhat of a specialist at shooting down Russian Il-2 aircraft, numbering about 70 of this heavily armoured ground-attack type among his tally of victories. He achieved his 25th victory on 29 September. He recorded his 50th victory on 25 December. On 5 January 1943, Hauptmann Wiese was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 53 victories. He then took a spell of leave returning to the front in the end of April. He recorded his 75th victory on 7 June. On 5 July 1943, he shot down 12 Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks over the Orel-Kursk-Belgorod sector but was himself shot down and had to make a forced landing. He recorded his 100th victory on 17 July. Such was his success in the Kuban battles that he earned the nickname “Lion of Kuban”. He recorded his 125th victory on 28 October. On 13 November 1943, Hauptmann Wiese was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./JG 52. On 2 March 1944, he was awarded the Eichenlauben (Nr 418) for 133 victories. He was wounded on 19 May and was transferred to fighter leaders school on 11 June.
In October 1944, Wiese was transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG 77. On 1 December 1944, Major Wiese was appointed Kommodore of JG 77. On 25 December 1944, he had to abandon his Me 109 G-14 at 9,000 metres following aerial combat with Spitfires over the Ruhr district. His parachute did not deploy until he was at 80 metres resulting in serious injuries when he struck the ground. In December 1945 be was captured by the Americans but later handed to the Russians. He was incarcerated by the Soviets until 1950. In 1956 he joined the re-formed Luftwaffe.
    Johannes Wiese was credited with 133 victories in 480 missions. Additionally he had 75 more unconfirmed claims. Included in his total are about 70 Stormoviks. Wiese was shot down and required to force-land on five occasions.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
23.9.1941
17:37
DB-3 Stab/JG 52 -
?
3.8.1942
17:00
P-2 2./JG 52 76 583: at 500m
?
4.8.1942
5:20
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 66 652: at 150m
?
5.8.1942
4:45
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 66 662: tiefflug
?
11.8.1942
8:20
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 75 272: at 2.000m
?
13.8.1942
12:50
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 75 422: at 1.000m
?
18.8.1942
16:50
I-180 2./JG 52 54 134: at 1.500m
?
21.8.1942
14:42
Yak-1 2./JG 52 64 173: at 800m
?
23.8.1942
9:57
Yak-1 2./JG 52 54 263: at 800m
?
3.9.1942
14:54
Il-2 2./JG 52 57 772: tiefflug
?
5.9.1942
14:00
Il-2 2./JG 52 46 261: at 300m
?
11.9.1942
11:10
Yak-1 2./JG 52 47 871: at 2.500m
?
13.9.1942
16:14
Il-2 2./JG 52 47 592: at 100m
?
26.9.1942
5:50
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 30 124: at 50m
?
28.9.1942
5:47
Il-2 2./JG 52 49 262: at 25m
25
29.9.1942
15:47
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 49 292: at 50m
26
2.10.1942
11:34
Il-2 2./JG 52 49 271 at 300m
26
9.10.1942
15:00
Yak-1 2./JG 52 49 733 at 2.500m
27
14.10.1942
7:30
Yak-1 2./JG 52 40 581 at 2.500m
28
17.10.1942
7:27
I-180 2./JG 52 49 272: at 2.000m
29
25.10.1942
11:23
Il-2 2./JG 52 49 423: at 400m
30
25.10.1942
14:07
Il-2 2./JG 52 49 361: at 500m
31
25.10.1942
14:12
Il-2 2./JG 52 49 362: at 400m
32
25.10.1942
14:14
Il-2 2./JG 52 49 334: at 300m
?
31.10.1942
6:05
Yak-1 2./JG 52 49 262: at 2.000m
?
31.10.1942
9:55
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 49 413: at 2.000m
?
31.10.1942
14:00
Yak-1 2./JG 52 49 412: at 2.000m
?
2.11.1942
9:05
La-5 2./JG 52 49 273 at 400m
39
16.12.1942
-
E/a 2./JG 52 -
40
16.12.1942
-
E/a 2./JG 52 -
41
16.12.1942
-
E/a 2./JG 52 -
42
16.12.1942
-
E/a 2./JG 52 -
43
16.12.1942
-
E/a 2./JG 52 -
?
17.12.1942
13:32
Il-2 2./JG 52 01 342 at 50m
?
21.12.1942
7:37
MiG-1 2./JG 52 91 864 at 400m
?
21.12.1942
7:38
MiG-1 2./JG 52 01 742 at 300m
49
25.12.1942
13:02
Il-2 2./JG 52 01 771 at 100m
50
25.12.1942
13:05
Il-2 2./JG 52 01 771 at 20m
51
25.12.1942
13:08
Il-2 2./JG 52 01 753 at 100m
52
29.12.1942
12:20
LaGG 5 2./JG 52 01 334 at 1.500m
53
29.12.1942
12:45
MiG-3 2./JG 52 00 134 at 1.000m
54
7.5.1943
12:34
Yak-1 2./JG 52 71 742: at 1.200m
55
7.5.1943
18:25
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 61 000: at 300m
56
9.5.1943
6:28
Yak-1 2./JG 52 98 853: at 4.000m
57
9.5.1943
15:25
Il-2 2./JG 52 61 455: tiefflug
58
26.5.1943
5:55
Yak-1 2./JG 52 86 777: at 900m
59
26.5.1943
8:32
Pe-2 2./JG 52 85 112: at 2.000m
60
26.5.1943
8:40
Spitfire 2./JG 52 85 152: at 2.000m
61
26.5.1943
17:37
LaGG-3 2./JG 52 75 222: at 300m
62
27.5.1943
18:28
Il-2 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
63
28.5.1943
18:05
Il-2 2./JG 52 75 232: at 2.500m
64
28.5.1943
18:08
Yak-1 2./JG 52 75 232: at 100m
65
28.5.1943
18:12
LaGG-5 2./JG 52 75 234: at 50m
66
30.5.1943
15:35
Il-2 2./JG 52 76 893: at 50m
67
30.5.1943
15:38
Il-2 2./JG 52 75 233: at 50m
68
2.6.1943
13:30
Il-2 2./JG 52 75 232: at 200m
69
2.6.1943
13:32
LaGG-5 2./JG 52 75 262: at 300m
70
5.6.1943
18:15
Il-2 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
71
5.6.1943
18:18
Il-2 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
72
5.6.1943
18:22
Yak-1 2./JG 52 75 262: at 100m
73
6.6.1943
17:38
Il-2 2./JG 52 76 812: at 100m
74
6.6.1943
17:42
Il-2 2./JG 52 76 683: at 100m
75
7.6.1943
9:22
LaGG-5 2./JG 52 76 823: at 700m
76
21.6.1943
17:14
Il-2 2./JG 52 76 851: at 150m
77
5.7.1943
3:47
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 891 at 20m
78
5.7.1943
3:55
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 60 123 at 100m
79
5.7.1943
4:03
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 60 193: tiefstflug
80
5.7.1943
7:51
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 321 at 500m
81
5.7.1943
8:12
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61321 at 300m
82
5.7.1943
9:40
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 352: tiefstflug
83
5.7.1943
15:25
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 812: tiefstflug
84
5.7.1943
18:30
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 622 at 800m
85
5.7.1943
18:33
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 622 at 500m
86
5.7.1943
18:40
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 624 at 300m
87
5.7.1943
18:45
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 651 at 100m
88
5.7.1943
18:50
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 621 at 500m
?
6.7.1943
18:15
LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 52 61 242: tiefstflug
?
16.7.1943
5:25
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 212: at 1.000m
?
16.7.1943
5:30
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 212: tiefst.
?
17.7.1943
5:40
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 121: at 300m
?
17.7.1943
5:41
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 62 753: at 200m
?
17.7.1943
5:45
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 62 742: at 600m
?
17.7.1943
5:50
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 62 753: at 100m
?
18.7.1943
17:52
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 256: at 2.500m
?
18.7.1943
17:53
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 256: at 2.000m
?
20.7.1943
7:25
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 88 252: at 200m
?
22.7.1943
15:10
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 259: at 800m
?
23.7.1943
19:01
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 89 889: at 4.200m
?
27.7.1943
15:14
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 88 258: at 300m
?
27.7.1943
15:18
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 6 km SSE Kalinowka: at 200m
?
13.10.1943
10:23
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 58 182: at 700m
?
13.10.1943
10:26
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 58 162: at 700m
?
14.10.1943
11:58
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 58 154: at 2.500m
?
19.10.1943
7:58
Pe-2 Stab I./JG 52 49 312: at 400m
?
20.10.1943
10:21
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 283: at 200m
?
20.10.1943
10:23
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 281: at 300m
?
20.10.1943
10:26
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 281: at 200m
?
20.10.1943
10:33
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 291: at 250m
?
20.10.1943
10:35
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 283: at 300m
?
20.10.1943
12:09
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 48 294: at 500m
?
20.10.1943
12:10
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 58 181: at 500m
?
23.10.1943
15:23
LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 52 49 842: at 600m
?
28.10.1943
10:13
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 193: at 200m
?
28.10.1943
10:15
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 193: at 200m
?
28.10.1943
10:18
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 271: at 150m
?
28.10.1943
10:21
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 47 242: at 50m
?
6.1.1944
14:27
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 1km W Losozatka: 30m
?
7.1.1944
11:35
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 29372 at 50m
?
7.1.1944
11:38
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 29381 at 50m
?
8.1.1944
13:03
Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 29514 at 600m
?
26.1.1944
7:59
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 66 564 at 150m
?
22.2.1944
8:05
Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 38 664 at 3.000m
?
22.2.1944
8:10
Yak-9 Stab I./JG 52 48 712 at 1.500m

Victories : 133
Awards : Ehrenpokal (6 November 1941)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (8 February 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (5 January 1943)
                Eichenlaub (2 March 1944)
Units : JG 52, JG 77

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