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Heinz Vinke

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Victories : 54
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 26th February 1944

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron CrossAwarded Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross
Oak Leaves

Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
 The Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 54 Erich Rudorffer is depicted in Fw190A-6 'Black Double Chevron' over the misty forests of Finland in June 1944. Credited with 222 aerial victories, he survived being shot down no less than sixteen times and survived the war until eventually passing away in 2016 aged 98.

Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
 With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history  He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Walter Wolfrum, a Knight's Cross winning German WW2 Ace with 137 victories, in his Bf109G.

Walter Wolfrum by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 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.

Heinz Vinke

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Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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Country : Germany
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Known Victory Claims - Heinz Vinke









27/02/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2Whitley22km NE Leeuwarden22.58Western Front
04/06/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2StirlingZuiderzee2.16Western Front
26/06/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2HalifaxZuiderzee0.42Western Front
28/06/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2WellingtonE. Enkhuizen0.54Western Front
28/08/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2Wellington336 8E: 3800m2.32Western Front
05/09/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2HalifaxWorkna: 4700m [9km E. Enkhuizen]2.51Western Front
14/09/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2Wellington448 5I3: 3700m [N. Texel]23.48Western Front
16/09/1942Uffz. Heinz Vinke5NJG 2Stirling434 1F: 3700m [6km NW Bergen-an-See]22.45Western Front
17/01/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster544 L42 in See: 3900m [35km N. Terschelling]20.25Western Front
28/01/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Wellington-0.28Western Front
26/02/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Stirling33/6/8I1: 1400m [50km W. Kateijklaan Zuiderzee]22.28Western Front
05/03/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Wellington455 422 See: 3700m [10km E. Amsterdam]22.35Western Front
12/03/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Wellington336 2I2 af See: 2700m [50km W. Ijmuiden]22.55Western Front
30/03/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Wellington435 5E1: 2600m [15km W. Zandyvoort]0.2Western Front
09/04/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster434 9H: 6700m [16km NW Amsterdam]22.42Western Front
09/04/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster3349 G5: 2800m [15km W. Utrecht]23.49Western Front
10/04/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Stirling336 2H5: 2400m0.14Western Front
27/04/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Stirling438 3F3: 3600m [Zuiderzee]2.08Western Front
27/04/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Halifax436 6D9: 4500m [N. Texel]2.34Western Front
01/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Halifax535 7B3: 6300m [Muiderberg]2.26Western Front
13/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster53/71F6: 6200m [Eesterga]2.02Western Front
13/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster53/7/2B5: 6300m [18km NNE Utrecht]2.17Western Front
14/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Wellington433 7E1: 2600m [35km W. Ijmuiden]3.07Western Front
24/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster334 6E3: 5100m [40km W. Egmont-am-Zee]2.01Western Front
24/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Halifax4373 3i6: 4900m [Ijsselmeer W. Makkum/2km W. Leiden]2.24Western Front
26/05/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Stirling33/4/ H9: 2900m [5km W. Ijmuiden]2.33Western Front
23/06/1943Fw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1StirlingEL 18: 2400m [8km E. Eosterland]2.26Western Front
26/06/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterEH 26: 2400m [50km W. Den Helder]2.47Western Front
23/09/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster10km S. un-deciphered: 4600m23.25Western Front
03/10/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-21.12Western Front
03/10/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1HalifaxW. Terschelling23.22Western Front
07/10/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1StirlingBI-96: 400m [50km NW Vlieland/80km NW Texel]20.26Western Front
09/10/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Halifax25km SW Celle 5600m [30km S. Grningen]0.28Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancasterbei Anreep: 2800m [SE Assen]21.35Western Front
20/10/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster3km S. Nijmegen: 5500m22.32Western Front
11/11/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterAK-74e: 1400m [La Chause-sur-Marne/80km NW Terschelling]20.24Western Front
23/11/1943Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterDK-9.3: 4700m18.26Western Front
03/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-1.27Western Front
14/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Halifax-20.33Western Front
20/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-21.07Western Front
22/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-1.12Western Front
29/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-5.1Western Front
29/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-5.55Western Front
29/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-6.13Western Front
30/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterKolhorn22.12Western Front
30/01/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster-22.25Western Front
15/02/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterFL-8.8: 6300m [Ijsselmeer]22.38Western Front
20/02/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterHK 3-1: 6000m5.08Western Front
20/02/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1Lancaster15km NW Apeldoorn: 4800m5.34Western Front
20/02/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1HalifaxCK-62: 5000m2.13Western Front
20/02/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterBM-78: 6100m1.57Western Front
20/02/1944Ofw. Heinz Vinke11NJG 1LancasterBM-77: 5900m1.46Western Front

Known Claims : 52

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