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Hugo Dahmer

Victories : 57
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 1st August 2008

This pilot scored 5 or more victories during the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Hugo Dahmer . Flying with Adolf Galland's 6./JG26, Hugo Dahmer was one of II Gruppe's most successful pilots. By Feb 1941 Hugo Dahmer had in total 12 victories, built up during the Battles in France and Britain. He then served in Norway with 1./JG77 Dahmer was awarded the Knight's Cross during the invasion of Russia. For a short while back with JG26, then III./JG2. He scored 57 victories, flying a total of 309 missions. Hugo Dahmer passed away on 1st August 2008.

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Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
The Luftwaffe had done everything in its power to pummel London into submission but they failed. By the end of September 1940 their losses were mounting. For weeks since the early days of September, London had been the main target for the Luftwaffe and during that time Luftwaffe High Command had grown increasingly despondent as their losses steadily mounted. Far from being on the brink of collapse RAF Fighter Command, though vastly outnumbered, had shown an incredible resilience. The fighting had reached a dramatic climax on Sunday 15th September when, bloodied and bruised, the Luftwaffe had lost the upper hand on a day of intense combat that had culminated with a humiliating retreat. Almost every day that had passed since then had seen the Luftwaffe do everything in its power to pummel London and regain the initiative, but the daylight raids were becoming increasingly costly. On Friday 27th September, 80 days after the Battle of Britain had officially begun, the Luftwaffe came once more, this time concentrating on the fastest bombers they had - Ju88s and Bf110s. And they came in force, principally targeting London and Bristol. Anthony Saunders' superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital's warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 - the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, </a>the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.  Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

Hugo Dahmer

Squadrons for : Hugo Dahmer
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Hugo Dahmer. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.


Country : Germany
Founded : 1st May 1939
'Ace of Hearts'

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Jagdgeschwader 2 was formed from parts of Jagdgeschwader 131 Richthofen on 1 May 1939 in Döberitz and its first commander was Oberst Robert Ritter von Greim. At the outbreak of the war JG 2 was tasked with defence of the Reich and based in the Berlin area under Luftgaukommando III. Stab and II. Gruppe were equipped with the Bf 109E and were located at Döberitz with 10.(N) staffel flying the Bf 109D in Straussberg.

10.(N) Staffel was one of the first night fighter units formed in the Luftwaffe. Later this staffel was expanded into IV.(N) Gruppe. This Gruppe gained the Luftwaffe’s first night kill over the RAF Bomber Command on the night of 25/26 on April 1940 when Ofw Förster shot down a Handley Page Hampden.

The unit saw little combat until the Western offensive against France and the Low Countries from 10 May 1940 onwards. During the campaign against France, JG 2 was tasked with escorting raids and defending German airspace to the south of Heinz Guderian's Panzer forces which were encircling the French and the British Expeditionary Force further north. Leutnant Helmut Wick, who later became part of a trio of outstanding aces (including Adolf Galland from Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG 26) and Werner Mölders from Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG 51)) in the Battle of Britain, attained his first and the Geschwader's second kill on 22 November 1939, a French Curtiss Hawk Model 75. The first victory for the JG 2 was scored by Oberfeldwebel Kley (3. Staffel) at the same day.

JG 2 took part in the Battle of Britain, operating Bf 109Es over the South Coast of England and the English Channel from bases in Cherbourg and Normandy. Major Helmut Wick emerged as one of the Battle’s top Luftwaffe aces, claiming 31 kills for a personal total of 56, before being killed (MIA) in action versus Spitfires of No. 609 Squadron in November 1940. Wick was seen to bail out successfully but was not found by German Air/Sea Rescue attempts. The Spitfire who dispatched him was immediately shot down by Oberleutnant Rudolf Pflanz. Ofw. Schnell, Ofw. Machold and Olt. Hans Assi Hahn also claimed heavily during this period, with 16 kills each. Some 42 JG 2 pilots were killed or made POW during the battle.


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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Jagdgeschwader 26 Schlageter was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. It operated mainly in Western Europe against Great Britain, France and the United States but also saw service against Russia. It was named after Albert Leo Schlageter, a World War I veteran and Freikorps member arrested and executed by the French for sabotage in 1923.

Commanders of II. Gruppe JG 26

Hptm. Werner Palm, 1 May 1939 – 27 June 1939
Hptm Herwig Knüppel, 28 June 1939 – 19 May 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 20 May 1940 – 31 May 1940
Hptm. Erich Noack, 1 June 1940 – 24 July 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 25 July 1940 – 16 August 1940
Hptm Erich Bode, 17 August 1940 – 3.10.40
Hptm Walter Adolph, 4 October 1940 – 18 September 1941
Hptm Joachim Müncheberg, 19 September 1941 – 21 July 1942
Hptm Conny Meyer, 22 July 1942 – 2 January 1943
Maj Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland, 3 January 43 – 17 August 1943
Hptm Hans Naumann, 18 August 1943 – 8 September 1943
ObLt Johannes Seifert, 9 September 1943 – 25 November 1943
Maj Wilhelm Gäth, 26 November 1943 – 1 March 1944
Hptm Hans Naumann, 2 March 1944 – 28 June 1944
Hptm Emil Lang, 29 June 1944 – 3 September 1944
Hptm Georg-Peter Eder, 4 September 1944 – 8 October 1944
Maj Anton Hackl, 9 October 1944 – 29 January 45
ObLt Waldemar Radener, 30 January 1945 – 22 February 1945
Hptm Paul Schauder, 23 February 1945 – 1 May 1945


Country : Germany
Founded : May 1939
'Ace of Hearts'

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Herz As (Ace of Hearts) was a Luftwaffe fighter wing during World War II. It served in all the German theaters of war, from Western Europe to the Eastern Front, and from the high north in Norway to the Mediterranean.

JG 77 was formed in May 1939 with I. and II. Gruppe. III./JG 77 was formed on 5 July 1940 in Trondheim from the II(J)./JG 186. I./ JG 77 was reorganized on 21 November 1940 into IV./JG 51 and a new I./JG 77 was established. In January 1942 I./JG 77 was transferred to I./JG 5 and a new I./JG 77 was created.

In April 1942 1. Staffel was transferred to Romania and designated the defence unit for the Ploie?ti oil fields at Mizil. (This staffel was redesignated 1./JG 4 in August 1942.)

Known Victory Claims - Hugo Dahmer









16/05/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26Morane 40635km NE Tournai: 600m16.5Western Front
28/05/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26SpitfireThemesmündung12.5Western Front
29/05/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26SpitfireDover19Western Front
07/06/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26HurricaneS. Dieppe: 10m19.4Western Front
07/06/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26HurricaneS. Dieppe: 10m19.35Western Front
31/08/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer6JG 26HurricaneBrentwood9.45Western Front
31/08/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer6JG 26SpitfireS. Gravesend: 6000m19.45Western Front
24/09/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer6JG 26HurricaneSouthend10.55Western Front
28/09/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer6JG 26SpitfireCanterbury-Western Front
30/09/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer6JG 26HurricaneTonbridge10.25Western Front
15/10/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer6JG 26SpitfireE. London-Western Front
26/06/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
28/06/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
28/06/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
29/06/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
29/06/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
29/06/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
02/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
07/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77bei Schonguj-Eastern Front
08/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77über Liza-Bucht-Eastern Front
09/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77SB-2Murmansk-Eastern Front
11/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
24/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-16--Eastern Front
30/07/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
22/08/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
23/08/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
26/08/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-153Titowka-Eastern Front
26/08/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-153Titowka-Eastern Front
26/08/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-153Titowka-Eastern Front
31/08/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77Warlamowo-Eastern Front
12/09/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-16--Eastern Front
17/09/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-153Liza-Eastern Front
19/09/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77I-153Alakurtti-Eastern Front
28/09/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77--Eastern Front
12/10/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77SB-2Alakurtti-Eastern Front
12/10/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77SB-2Alakurtti-Eastern Front
12/10/1941Fw. Hugo Dahmer1JG 77SB-2Alakurtti-Eastern Front
08/03/1943Ltn. Hugo Dahmer7JG 2B-1715 West S/3056: 6200m14.15Western Front
16/08/1943Ltn. Hugo Dahmer7JG 2P-472075/05 Ost: 7500-2500m10.3Western Front
22/08/1943Ltn. Hugo Dahmer1JG 2SpitfireSA-9.6: 5000m [Bolbec]19.55Western Front
06/09/1943Ltn. Hugo Dahmer1JG 2B-17Villeneuve: 6000m12.2Western Front

Known Claims : 41

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