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Hugo Dahmer

Victories : 57
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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
Knights
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 !
 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.
 The highest scoring fighter pilot of all time with a confirmed tally of 352 victories, Erich Hartmann is depicted getting airborne from a snowy airstrip in Czechoslovakia, late in 1944 in a Bf109G-6 of 6./JG 52.

Erich Hartmann - The Ace of Aces by Ivan Berryman.
 The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.

A New Shape in the Sky by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Messerschmitt Bf109E-7Bs belonging to III./JG27, during the Balkan Campaign of 1941.  The yellow and white painted areas were used as recognition markings, so that they were not fired upon by friendly ground units during their low-level sorties.

Messerschmitt Bf109E-7/Bs by Jerry Boucher.

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.
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JG2


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

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JG2

Jagdgeschwader 2 was formed from parts of Jagdgeschwader 131 Richthofen on 1 May 1939 in Dberitz 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 Dberitz 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 Luftwaffes first night kill over the RAF Bomber Command on the night of 25/26 on April 1940 when Ofw Frster 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 Mlders 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 Battles 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.

JG26


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG26

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 Knppel, 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 Mncheberg, 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 Gth, 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

JG77


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

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JG77

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

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

16/05/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26Morane 40635km NE Tournai: 600m16.5Western Front
28/05/1940Uffz. Hugo Dahmer4JG 26SpitfireThemesmndung12.5Western 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 77ber 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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