Ulrich "Seppl" Wöhnert
Leutnant

Ulrich Wöhnert
 

    Ulrich “Seppl” Wöhnert was born on 24 October 1914 at Wolfshagen in the Uckermark region of Mark Brandenburg. Wöhnert was posted to JG 54 based on the Eastern front in spring 1942. Unteroffizier Wöhnert was assigned to 2./JG 54. He recorded his first victory on 21 July, when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. On 20 July 1943, Wöhnert claimed two enemy aircraft shot down to record his 10th and 11th victories. In August, he claimed 15 victories, including his three Russian fighters shot down on 20 August (19-21). Wöhnert recorded his 30th victory on 5 September and his 40th on 10 October. His 50th victory was achieved on 21 March 1944, when he shot down another Il-2 Sturmovik. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant in spring 1944 and was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 7 February. In July 1944, Wöhnert was transferred to 1./JG 54. He had 54 victories to his credit at this time. On 27 July, he claimed three Russian aircraft shot down (58-60): two Pe-2 twin-engine bombers and a P-39 fighter. Wöhnert was appointed Staffelkapitän of 5./JG 54 in August 1944. He recorded his 67th victory on 15 August. Wöhnert shot down two enemy aircraft on 28 September (81-82). Leutnant Wöhnert was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 6 December for 86 victories. In January 1945, Wöhnert was transferred, it is thought, for health reasons. Little is known of his subsequent career but it is thought he may have died at Wittenberg on 14 August 1947 of a lung related illness.
    “Seppl” Wöhnert was credited with 86 victories. Some sources have credited him with at least 100 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included at least 20 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
21.7.1942
19:40
Il-2 2./JG 54 -
2
15.8.1942
12:35
MiG-3 2./JG 54 34 413
3
29.9.1942
9:15
Yak-1 2./JG 54 3km N Dubovka
4
16.3.1943
16:32
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 18 211
5
16.4.1943
12:04
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 -
6
8.6.1943
16:14
P-40 2./JG 54 10 282
7
21.6.1943
10:45
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 1 881
8
6.7.1943
14:34
La-5 2./JG 54 63 582
9
17.7.1943
19:01
Yak-4 2./JG 54 63 831
10
20.7.1943
12:37
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 64 875
11
20.7.1943
13:08
Il-2 2./JG 54 63 241
12
21.7.1943
4:34
Yak-7 2./JG 54 53 127
13
4.8.1943
9:41
Il-2 2./JG 54 53 433
14
13.8.1943
17:14
La-5 2./JG 54 51 652
15
14.8.1943
7:04
La-5 2./JG 54 51 674
16
14.8.1943
15:01
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 51 731
17
19.8.1943
5:46
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 51 621
18
19.8.1943
5:47
LaGG-5 2./JG 54 51 623
19
20.8.1943
5:41
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 51 723
20
20.8.1943
5:47
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 51 724
21
20.8.1943
9:47
La-5 2./JG 54 41 621
22
22.8.1943
10:33
La-5 2./JG 54 41 691
23
24.8.1943
7:40
La-5 2./JG 54 51 553
24
25.8.1943
5:22
La-5 2./JG 54 51 543
25
26.8.1943
15:19
Pe-2 2./JG 54 41 813
26
31.8.1943
13:59
La-5 2./JG 54 25 464
27
31.8.1943
14:01
La-5 2./JG 54 35 371
28
2.9.1943
13:11
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 45 415
29
4.9.1943
16:32
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 35 532
30
5.9.1943
11:15
Il-2 2./JG 54 35 371
31
7.9.1943
15:16
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 134
32
7.9.1943
15:17
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 122
33
7.9.1943
15:20
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 114
34
7.9.1943
15:23
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 144
35
9.9.1943
12:31
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 45 882
36
10.9.1943
13:21
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 44 144
37
11.9.1943
14:29
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 34 243
38
24.9.1943
10:53
La-5 2./JG 54 12 361
39
9.10.1943
8:45
Airacobra 2./JG 54 7 774
40
10.10.1943
8:06
Il-2 2./JG 54 6 163
41
11.10.1943
14:40
Il-2 2./JG 54 6 272
42
12.10.1943
7:52
Il-2 2./JG 54 96 232
43
12.10.1943
7:53
Il-2 2./JG 54 96 232
44
13.10.1943
8:09
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 15 531
45
15.10.1943
10:04
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 NE Gorki
46
3.2.1944
14:16
Il-2 2./JG 54 6 511
47
6.2.1944
15:33
La-5 2./JG 54 5 192
48
8.3.1944
14:24
La-5 2./JG 54 80 552
49
19.3.1944
10:00
LaGG-3 2./JG 54 70 354
50
21.3.1944
9:18
Il-2 2./JG 54 70 443
51
30.3.1944
14:13
Pe-2 2./JG 54 70 653
52
3.4.1944
16:56
Pe-2 2./JG 54 60 433
53
3.4.1944
17:00
Pe-2 2./JG 54 70 343
54
3.7.1944
11:46
Il-2 2./JG 54 Polotsk
55
21.7.1944
14:41
Yak-9 1./JG 54 NM-5.1
56
22.7.1944
16:40
Yak-9 1./JG 54 NQ-1.1
57
23.7.1944
8:35
Pe-2 1./JG 54 S Zarasai
58
27.7.1944
15:52
Airacobra 1./JG 54 Mitau
59
27.7.1944
17:41
Pe-2 1./JG 54 Mitau
60
27.7.1944
17:49
Pe-2 1./JG 54 Mitau
61
28.7.1944
17:18
Airacobra 1./JG 54 KH-9.1
62
28.7.1944
17:19
Airacobra 1./JG 54 KH-9.8
63
29.7.1944
16:18
Il-2 1./JG 54 E Subat
64
29.7.1944
18:18
Il-2 1./JG 54 E Subat
65
6.8.1944
18:35
Yak-9 1./JG 54 MK-2.3
66
6.8.1944
18:37
Yak-9 1./JG 54 MK-2.3
67
7.8.1944
18:04
Yak-9 1./JG 54 LN-2.3
68
8.8.1944
18:04
Yak-9 1./JG 54 LN-3.2
69
25.8.1944
13:48
Yak-9 5./JG 54 57 266
70
26.8.1944
11:19
Yak-9 5./JG 54 69 641
71
26.8.1944
11:35
Yak-9 5./JG 54 69 626
72
28.8.1944
17:00
La-5 5./JG 54 69 664
73
3.9.1944
10:48
Il-2 5./JG 54 -
74
3.9.1944
10:50
Yak-9 5./JG 54 -
75
17.9.1944
10:29
Il-2 5./JG 54 57 224
76
17.9.1944
17:02
Yak-9 5./JG 54 57 166
77
19.9.1944
15:42
Il-2 5./JG 54 69 217
78
19.9.1944
15:45
Il-2 5./JG 54 69 245
79
19.9.1944
15:05
Pe-2 5./JG 54 59 828
80
21.9.1944
16:30
Il-2 5./JG 54 58 413
81
28.9.1944
14:34
Il-2 5./JG 54 48 822
82
28.9.1944
14:41
Il-2 5./JG 54 48 865
?
9.10.1944
14:15
Yak-9 5./JG 54 17 845
?
22.10.1944
14:20
Airacobra 5./JG 54 17 591

Victories : 86
Awards : Ehrenpokal (8 November 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (14 November 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (6 December 1944)
Units : JG 54

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