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Bruno Stolle

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Victories : 35
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis

Bruno Stolle

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JG2

Country : Germany
Founded : 1st May 1939
'Richthofen'

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JG2

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.

Known Victory Claims - Bruno Stolle

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

11/08/1940Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfirePortland11.49Western Front
11/08/1940Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfirePortland11.45Western Front
26/09/1940Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire20-30km SW Insel Wight: 3800m17.42Western Front
02/07/1941Ltn. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfireW. Armentières: 5000m12.35Western Front
05/07/1941Ltn. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Blenheim-13.3Western Front
23/07/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-20.37Western Front
14/08/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfireGravelines-St.Omer18.33Western Front
14/08/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfireDesvres-St. Omer-Gravelines: 6000m18.3Western Front
16/08/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfireE. Boulogne: 4500m13.45Western Front
16/08/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-13.47Western Front
17/09/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-16.03Western Front
21/10/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-13.02Western Front
24/11/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-16.49Western Front
05/12/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-13.45Western Front
05/12/1941Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-13.37Western Front
12/02/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Hampdenoff Holland15.5Western Front
10/06/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire-14.14Western Front
25/06/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfireoff Ushant18.1Western Front
18/08/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Wellington-11.08Western Front
08/09/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Beaufighter-9.12Western Front
21/09/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Whitley Pl.Qu. 6069/15 West: 1800m [NW Quimper]20.05Western Front
26/09/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfireN. Landerneau: 100m18.46Western Front
21/10/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2B-17Pl.Qu. 6826/14 West: 4000-5000m14Western Front
07/11/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Liberator10km N. Landereau: 5500m17.12Western Front
26/11/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2BeaufighterPl.Qu. 7968/14 West: 500m [135km W. Brest]14.45Western Front
01/12/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2BeaufighterPl.Qu. 8954/14 West: 100m9.48Western Front
18/12/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2BeaufighterPl.Qu. 8951/14 West: 200m15.36Western Front
18/12/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2BeaufighterPl.Qu. 8963/14 West: 200m15.39Western Front
20/12/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2BostonPl.Qu. 8959/14 West: 100m10.36Western Front
20/12/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2BostonPl.Qu. 8962/14 West: 100m10.32Western Front
29/12/1942Oblt. Bruno Stolle8JG 2SpitfirePl.Qu. 6953/14 West14.35Western Front
29/01/1943Hptm. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Spitfire14 West N/4075: 100m14.35Western Front
26/02/1943Hptm. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Catalina6054/15 West: 500m17.25Western Front
05/04/1943Hptm. Bruno Stolle8JG 2Ventura5939 / 14 West: 4000m17.45Western Front
29/05/1943Hptm. Bruno Stolle8JG 2B-172937/14 West: 5000m16.27Western Front

Known Claims : 35

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