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  1. C.Evans

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    I just came across some very interesting information that I didnt know I had so I will post it here page by page. This is a complete list (to my knowledge) of personnel in NJG 6 (pilots). This includes name/rank/group and a bit of other info. Here goes:

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    NACHTJAGDGESCHWADER 6 Pilot rosters in alphabetical order.
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    Name Rank Group/Victorys Fate.
    ?? Armbruster OGefr IV/1 Unkn
    Werner Artus Leutnant I/1 Lived
    Guenther Bahr Oberfeld I&III/36+ recieved the Knights Cross and Fate is Unkn.
    ?? Bauer Hauptmann II/4 Unkn
    ?? Beck Lt II/1 Unkn
    Erich Becker Oberfeld II/4 Unkn
    Martin Becker Hptm I+II+IV/58 KC recipient and Night Fighter clasp Unkn.
    ?? Biewer Feldwebel IV/1 Unkn
    Hansjoerg Birkenstock OLt I/7 KIA 5-19-44.
    Joachim Boehner Hptm I/1 Unkn
    ?? Brandt Fwebel II/1 UNkn
    Josef Brunner Fwebel X/3 MIA 3-25-45.
    ?? Bunje Fwebel IV/12 Unkn
    ?? Daborer OLt IV/1 Unkn
    Otto Draehne Lt VI/2 KIA 10-19-44.
    Wilhelm Engel OLt III/15 Lived
    Johannes Engels OLt I/5 Unkn
    ?? Erichsen ??? XI/2 Lived
    ?? Evers Hpt XI+IV/2 Unkn
    Josef Federle Ofeld VIII/7 Lived

    Leopold Fellerer Hptm II+III/8 Unkn
    ?? Floitgraf Hptm II/1 Unkn
    ?? Franz OLt X/2 Unkn
    Gerhard Friedrich Hptm I/30 Recieved the KC and he was also in NJG 1+4 KIA 3-16-45.
    ?? Funder Lt II+IV/3 Unkn
    Wolfgang Galinski Lt III/1 Unkn
    ?? Gaul OLt I/5 Unkn
    Heinrich Griese Hptm Staff/1 Lived
    Karl-Heinz Grunert Lt II+V/2 Unkn
    Heinz Hadeball Hptm I+III/12 German Cross in gold, fate Unkn.
    ?? Heider Uffz VI/1 Unkn
    ?? Heiner OLt XII/4 KIA 3-18-45.
    Wolfgang Henning Lt IV/1 KIA 5-22-44.
    Franz Herz Fwebel IV/1 KIA 6-27-44.
    ?? Leberie OGefr II/1 Unkn
    Wilhelm Johnen Hptm III,V&VIII/16 Unkn
    Helmut Junghans ?? II/1 Unkn
    ?? Kalmbach Lt IV/1 Unkn
    Kurt Karsten Ofeld I/2 Lived
    ?? Kellermann Ofeld ?/1 Unkn

    Friedrich-Wilhelm Kisker ? I/1 Unkn
    Wolfgang Knieling OLt III/5 KIA 6-7-44.
    Heinz Knigge OLt I+II/2 Unkn
    ?? Kopp OLt II/1 Unkn
    Josef Kraft OLt IV+VII/26 KC Recipient fate Unkn.
    ?? Kranz OLt III/1 Unkn
    Benno Kratz Uffz III/8 Unkn
    ?? Krohn Uffz II+VI/3 ????
    ?? Krzywo Hptm IV/1 Unkn
    ?? Lange Lt II+IV/3 Unkn
    ?? Launer Ofeld I/4 Unkn
    Willi Lauterbach Uffz VII/2 Unkn
    ?? Leuchs Maj II/4 Unkn
    Guenther Liersch Fwebel II/3 KIA 6-12-44.
    Guenther Lomberg Lt I+III/5 Unkn
    ?? Ludwig Uffz III/1 Unkn
    Herbert Luetje Maj IV/18 KC recipient and NJG clasp. Fate is Unkn.
    ?? Meyer OLt X/1 Unkn
    ?? Muenchinger Ofeld I/1 UNkn

    Herbert Nahlik Uffz I/2 Unkn
    Alois Nitterl Uffz IV/2 KIA ??
    Clemens Ostrowitski Oberfahnenjunker I/IV KIA 12-23-44.
    ?? Pata Uffz VI/1 Unkn
    Xaver Pfilieger Ofeld I/2 Lived
    Fritz Radusch Hptm VI/? Unkn
    ?? Rechenberg Uffz I/1 Unkn
    ?? Renner Hptm I/1 UNkn
    Heinz Reschke Hptm I/5 Died 4-24-44.
    ?? Richard OLt II/1 Unkn
    ?? Rose Lt I/1 Unkn
    Heinrich Saewert Ofeld VII/3 KIA 8-22-44.
    Hermann Scherer Feld XI/2 Lived
    ?? Schmidt Ofeld II/17 Unkn
    Helmut Schulte Hptm VI,III,VII,II/16 KC Recipient fate is Unkn.
    ?? Siegmann Feld II/1 Unkn
    Alfred Siewert Ofeld IV/2 ????
    Peter Spoden Lt II+VI/15 Unkn
    ?? Strohbach Lt IX/1 Unkn
    Walter Swoboda Oberfahnenjunker I/1 Unkn

    ?? Tachezy Uffz III/1 Unkn
    ?? Thomeschat Hptm III/1 Unkn
    ?? Thun OLt III+IX/4 Unkn
    ?? Tiedemann Ofeld XI/1 Unkn
    Eckart Ulmer Feld VIII/3 Unkn
    Ernst Wallner Hptm VI/5 Died of wounds date Unkn.
    Albert Walter OLt I/10 KIA 2-24-44.
    Kurt-Heinz Weigel Hptm IV+XI/4 KIA 2-14-45.
    ?? Weinmann Feld XI/10 Unkn
    ?? Wirtz Lt ?/1 UNkn
    Heinrich Wohlers Maj I/12 KC recipient fate is Unkn.
    Hans Zettel Lt II,X,XI,I,IV/10++ Unkn.

    Rank Abbrevs
    OGefr= Obergefrieter
    Feld= Feldwebel
    Ofeld= Oberfeldwebel
    Uffz= Unteroffizier
    Lt= Leutnant
    OLt= Oberleutnant
    Hptm= Hauptmann
    Maj= Major

    Hope someone can get some use from this as it took me forever to type since I make plenty of mistakes.

    This info was given to me by a former German Artillery Officer WW2 und er's Frau.
     
  2. Ron

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    that was rather interesting. It was interesting seeing their kills and then their fate if known. thanks!
     
  3. C.Evans

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    Thank you. I will also be starting on Jagdgeschwader 27 fighter wing, which is more complete and accurate than NJG 6 was. JG 27 was the one with Adolf Galland at the helm. This one is also much longer a list than the other is so it will probably take me a few posts in order to complete it.
     
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    Carl :

    I think the flugzeugführer of NJG 6 needs some work ! I have the KTB of NJG 6 and many of the assignments and victories of these gents are incorrect. several are dead and were KIA. Peter spoden I am in contact with and is a good friend.

    let me know what we can do to clear this up !!!!!! ;)

    E.
     
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    Yes Erich, and when it is cleared up, let me know and I'll throw all this info into the archives. ;)
     
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    Dear Erich, thanks--I figured much of this was sketchy info at best. I've had this stuff for about 3 years now and never knew what to do with it.

    Anything we can do to correct it, by all means-lets :D :D :D :D
     
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    Dear Erich, thanks--I figured much of this was sketchy info at best. I've had this stuff for about 3 years now and never knew what to do with it.

    Anything we can do to correct it, by all means-lets :D :D :D :D
     
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    Guys :

    I'm not sure exactly how you would like this done.......Carl, I see you have given it really basic with gruppen served, pilots last name and if KIA or living or not sure. Do you gents want to pursue the same line ? I ask this because I have a disk that was sent to me from a Friend in Schwerin, Germany who worked on an article on the NJG units last year and it is a bit lengthy in detail of NJG 6. He has taken the time to list almost every victory of NJG 6 by pilot, with date, code of aircraft, and the variant of a/c. It might be a bit much......an example is that I have Peter Spoden's victory list in detail and also Helmut Bunje who served in 4./NJG 6 and is credited with 12 victories. He died on 8th of July 2000 before I could interview him.....a sad loss !

    What are your thoughts please ?

    E.
     
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    I would be perfectly happy with what YOU wish to add/and correct. I copied this info exactly as I recieved it from my friend. I would like all the mistakes corrected if possible. I dislike the idea of not giving the man the proper credit for his service. For example, if he shot down 20 aircraft, and I put in only 12, then it definately has to be corrected.

    Erich, whatevery you can correct, is greatly welcomed by me. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Carl, Otto :

    I have till next Christmas right ? Some of the men are not familiar to me, but it looks like I will have to open the NJG 6 KTB again and go day by day......this will take some time for sure but might be pretty interesting.

    E.
     
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    Take your time my friend. I too are behind schedule on doing a few more projects for this site. My U-boat losses project is only 45-50% finished. My Knights Cross Recipients project, cannot get started till sometime in July, at the earliest. This is a completely different thing from the vets addresses.
    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    [ 21 June 2001: Message edited by: C.Evans ]
     
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    Erich, Carl,

    let me know when it's updated, in the meantime I just put this list in the Archives.

    Thanks guys. [​IMG]

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    Otto: OK, and Erich, if you can send me the corrected info on whats is wrong on the basic info there, I can go ahead ans correct those changes, and the rest can be done at leasure. Just let me know when you might have the time, and I will do it :cool: :cool:
     
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    Ok guys here we go ! I'm going to be a bit detailed for some of these chaps, since I know a few from this NJG. I will have to really dig for some others though, as most all served in several different night fighter units.

    Oberfeldwebel Günther Bahr received the DK on June 13, 44 and the RK on March 28, 45. He was born on July 18, 1921 at Neu-Leegden/Samland. March of 42 he was flying with I./NJG 1, and in July of 43 he was in 4,8,and 12./NJG 4. From here he was transferred into 3./NJG 6. At the end of 1943 he had 8 victories. Scoring multiple kills on several nights he had 37 victories and recieved the RK for this achievment. Flying finally with 7./NJG 6 on April 3, 45. Günther became an offizier with the modern day Luftwaffe and is still living.

    Martin Becker born on April 12, 1916 just celebrated another birthday again and an article was just released in Jagerblätt magazine wishing him a happy birthday. He received the DK on May 29, 44, and the RK on April 20, 44 and the EL to his RK on March 20,1945 after his huge success against RAF bombers on the night of March 14/15,45. 9 confirmed victories with 3 of them by his bordfünker RK winner Karl-Ludwig Johanssen. Karl is a great guy and gentlemen and we have corresponded with each other. The guys were flying the Ju 88G-6 that evening.
    Martin started his career in 11./NJG 4 and by August of 43 was in 2./NJG 6. On October 17,43 he became staffelkapitän of second staffel. Scoring multiple kills on many nights his score rose quickly. With 43 kills he became Gruppenkommandeur of IV./NJG 6, changing from the Bf 110G-4 to the Ju 88G-6. Martin flew 110 missions, 27 as a recon pilot. 58 abschüsse. Hauptmann as his final position. Although still alive his health is not that good.
    Feldwebel Helmut Bunje was a successful pilot with 12 victories. He started his night flying career late, flying the Bf 110G-4, his first victory was with 4./NJG 6 over a halifax on march 15, 44. 4./NJG 6 became his home for his WW 2 life and the staffel changed to the Ju 88G-1 and later the G-6 versions in August of 44 and December of 44 where Helmut had his 5th kill, this time over a Lancaster. On February 23, 45 he scored three times over Lancaster and his final two kills were over Lancasters on March 16,45 at 3800 metres and 4300 metres south and then north of Schwäbisch Hall. Helmut was a great guy and sadly passed away in July of 2000.

    Well guys I will add more, but let me know if you like this type of format please.....?

    E
     
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    Great job Erich. It doesnt matter to me how you put the info, just as long as it keeps on coming. VERY good stuff my friend.

    Also, with luck, I might be able to get Martin Drewes to submit an interview only for this forum. I think everyone will like him as I now know of his humor and a bit into his past. I am currently working on trying to get what I can for this interview.

    Im happy to say, that he is doing very well in Brazil [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] and we are establishing a friendship of sorts. This might take awhile but, if it happens as Sgt Daginot said in Beau Geste "I Promise You" it WILL be good.
     
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    I had 4 uncles who served with the Canadian army during WW2 one served in Canada with RCASC... another served as a clerk with the Hasy Pees. The third, I was named after, was killed in Italy while serving with the Irish Regiment of Canada September 14, 1944...The fourth was posted to England and was invoved with the evac. at the Port of Breast, he was a bren gun instuctor < I believe untill his brother was killed, after which time he served as well with the Hasty Pees...He was taken prisoner after a short time of being in combat... I have some other info as well but this being my first posting, I don't want to take up a whole page.
     
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    Dear Cliff, welcome aboard and thanks for the fam military info. Sorry about your family losses. At sometime in the future, it would be neat to have a section on these forums that show photos of members and non members--family who served in ww2--or any war for that matter. Keep it happening! ;) [​IMG]
     
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    Carl:

    Hey I am in one piece so to speak, and plan on getting back to Oregon sometime Saturdsay eve. I'll keep working on this list slowly :cool: as I probably have a billion e-mails to answer. I do have some lengthy bio's on some of the NJG 6 boys and then for many not a single hint of their service. They were there of course but many may have not scored 1 victory and with that there would probably be not much of anything to cover them in my files. I'll be back on board in a couple of days :D :D

    E
     
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    Hey thats great, and stayaway from those damn fires will you!

    I have to run as today is big test day at me knew jobb. I HAVE to pass this in order to go on to another phase of training--I will be back tomorrow for sure to let you know what happens.
     
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    Erich, I passed, I scored a 100 on the test.
     

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