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Friedrich Wachowiak

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Victories : 86
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 16th July 1944


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
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Friedrich Wachowiak

Squadrons for : Friedrich Wachowiak
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JG52

Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG52

The most successful Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II, with a claim total of more than 10,000 victories over enemy aircraft. It was home to the top three scoring Experten of the Luftwaffe, Erich Hartmann, Gerhard Barkhorn and Günther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.

Known Victory Claims - Friedrich Wachowiak

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

24/06/1941Ogefr. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52DB-3Konstanza7.15Eastern Front
24/06/1941Ogefr. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52DB-3Konstanza7.3Eastern Front
26/06/1941Ogefr. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52DB-3Konstanza5.2Eastern Front
04/08/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-16-5.55Eastern Front
04/08/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-16über Kiew6.1Eastern Front
09/08/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52SB-2-5.42Eastern Front
17/08/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-15-13.3Eastern Front
30/08/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52DB-3E. Dnepropetrowsk15.17Eastern Front
06/09/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52R-10NE Krementschug12.58Eastern Front
25/09/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-26-7.3Eastern Front
26/09/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-16-12.3Eastern Front
27/09/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52DB-33km E. Skorochadowo10.5Eastern Front
28/09/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52SB-2ESE Poltawa7.55Eastern Front
15/10/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-26-7.35Eastern Front
24/10/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-15-12.44Eastern Front
24/10/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-16-16.19Eastern Front
31/10/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-153-11.27Eastern Front
09/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-26-13.53Eastern Front
09/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52Su-2-13.55Eastern Front
09/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52V-11-14.02Eastern Front
22/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-61-13.45Eastern Front
28/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-61NW Rostow10.28Eastern Front
28/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-61NW Rostow10.3Eastern Front
29/11/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-61-7.25Eastern Front
05/12/1941Uffz. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-16-10.08Eastern Front
01/05/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-613km SE Saly: 1500m5.05Eastern Front
25/08/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-15344 213: 800m15.3Eastern Front
25/08/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-15344 244: 150m15.35Eastern Front
26/08/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-144 423: 1500m17.02Eastern Front
26/08/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-144 472: 1000m17.06Eastern Front
28/08/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-144 451: 100m14Eastern Front
29/08/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52I-16 Rata44 363: 700m17Eastern Front
05/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52LaGG-344 454: 2200m6.22Eastern Front
08/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52LaGG-344 494: 2000m6.35Eastern Front
14/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-144 613: 300m11.32Eastern Front
17/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52Su-254 322: 2000m14.28Eastern Front
21/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-344 554: 1200m16.25Eastern Front
21/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-344 524: 1300m16.28Eastern Front
26/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-144 472: 1200m14.42Eastern Front
26/09/1942Fw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-144 623: 200m14.46Eastern Front
06/11/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52LaGG-344 871: 800m11.22Eastern Front
07/11/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52Il-244 843: 400m11.03Eastern Front
07/11/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52Il-244 813: 300m14.03Eastern Front
07/11/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52Il-244 752: 50m14.08Eastern Front
27/11/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52Il-244 762: 50m11.15Eastern Front
29/11/1942Ofw. Friedrich Wachowiak8JG 52MiG-38km NE Ardonskaya: 1000m13.34Eastern Front
29/05/1944Ltn. Friedrich Wachowiak7JG 52Pe-268 724: 6500m8.58Eastern Front

Known Claims : 47

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