World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of P-51 Mustang
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of T-34/85
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Fw-190
World War II Vehicles, Tanks and Airplanes, picture of Churchill
wwiivehicles.com ©2016
Search:
German Balkenkreuz

German Aircraft Aces

Rank Name Victories Planes Units Awards
Major3 Erich "Bubi" Hartmann2, Erich Hartmann3 3522,3   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3
Major3 Gerhard Barkhorn2,3 3012,3   JG 63, JG 443, JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major3 Günther Rall2,3 2752,3   JG 113, JG 523, JG 3003 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
1st Lieutenant3 Otto Kittel2,3 2672,3   JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died February 14, 19453
Major3 Walter Nowotny2,3 2582,3 Fw 1902, Me 2622 JG 542,3 Knight's Cross with Diamonds2, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3
Major3 Wilhelm Batz2,3 2372,3   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major1,3 Erich Rudorffer1,3 2221,3 Me 2621 JG 23, JG 71,3, II/JG 541,3 Knight's Cross with Swords1, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Oberstleutnant2,3 Heinz Bär2,3 2202,3 Me 2622 JG 13, JG 33, JG 512,3, JG 773, III/EJG 22 Knight's Cross with Swords2, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Colonel3, Major2 Hermann Graf2,3 2122, 2113 Bf 1092 JG 522,3, JG 512, JG 503, JG 113 Knight's Cross with Diamonds2, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3
Major1,3 Theodor Weissenberger1,3 2081,3 Me 2621 I/JG 51,3, JG 71,3 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves1, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major1 Heinrich Ehrier1 2081 Me 2621 JG 51, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
Lieutenant-Colonel3 Hans Philip3 2063   JG 13, JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died October 8, 19433
Oberleutnant1, 1st Lieutenant3 Walter Schuck1,3 2061,3 Me 2621 10/JG 51,3, JG 71,3 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves1, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major3 Heinrich Ehrler3 2043   JG 53, JG 73 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died April 6, 19453
1st Lieutenant3 Anton Hafner3 2043   JG 513 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died October 17, 19443
Captain3 Helmut Lipfert3 2033   JG 523, JG 533 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Rank Name Victories Planes Units Awards
Major3 Walter Krupinski3 1973   JG 113, JG 263, JG 443, JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major3 Anton Hackl3 192, 1903   JG 113, JG 263, JG 763, JG 773, JG 3003 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Joachim Brendel3 1893   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Max Stotz3 1893   JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Joachim Kirschner3 1883   JG 33, JG 273 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died December 17, 19433
Major3 Kurt Brändle3 1803   JG 33, JG 533 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died November 3, 19433
1st Lieutenant3 Günther Josten3 1783   JG 513 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Oberst1, Colonel3 Johannes Steinhoff1,3 1761,3 Me 2621 JG 71,3, JG 523, JG 771,3 Knight's Cross with Swords1, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
1st Lieutenant3 Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert3 1743   JG 273, JG 773 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Günther Schack3 1743   JG 33, JG 513 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Emil Lang3 1733   JG 263, JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died September 3, 19443
Captain3 Heinz Schmidt3 1733   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died September 5, 19433
Major3 Horst Ademeit3 1663   JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Colonel3 Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke3 1623   JG 13, JG 33, JG 533 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died March 23, 19443
Captain3 Hans-Joachim Marseille3 1583   JG 273 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3, Died September 30, 19423
Captain3 Heinrich Sturm3 1583   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died December 22, 19443
1st Lieutenant3 Gerhard Thyben3 1573   JG 33, JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
1st Lieutenant3 Hans Beisswenger3 1523   JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died March 6, 19433
Lieutenant3 Peter Düttmann3 1523   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Colonel3 Gordon M. Gollob, Gordon Gollob3 1503 JG 33, JG 73   Knights Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3
  Fritz Tegtmeier 146      
  Albin Wolf 144      
  Kurt Tanzer 143      
  Friedrich-Karl Müller 140      
  Karl Gratz 138      
  Heinrich Setz 138      
  Rudolf Trenkel 138      
  Franz Schall 137 Me-262    
  Walter Wolfrum 137      
  Horst-Günther von Fassong 136      
  Otto Fönnekold 136      
  Karl-Heinz Weber 136      
Major3 Joachim Müncheberg3 1353   JG 263, JG 513, JG 773 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died March 23, 19443
Oberleutnant1 Hans Waldmann1 1341 Me 2621 III/JG 31, JG 71 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves1
  Alfred Grislawski 133      
Oberleutnant1 Franz Schall1 1331 Me 2621 Komando Nowotny1, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
  Johannes Wiese 133      
  Adolf Borchers 132      
  Adolf Dickfeld 132      
  Erwin Clausen 132      
  Wilhelm Lemke 131      
  Gerhard Hoffman 130      
  Heinrich Sterr 130      
  Franz Eisenach 129      
  Walther Dahl 129      
  Franz Dörr 128      
Leutnant1 Rudolf Rademacher1 1261 Me 2621 EJG 11, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
  Josef Zwernemann 126      
  Dietrich Hrabak 125      
  Wolf-Udo Ettel 124      
Colonel3 Herbert Ihlefeld3 1303, 123   JG 773 During Spanish Civil War: 93, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Wolfgang Tonne 122      
  Heinz Marquardt 121      
Oberleutnant2, Major3 Heinz Schnaufer2, Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer3 1212,3 Bf 1102 NJG 12,3, NJG 43 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Diamonds2, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3
  Robert Weiß 121      
  Friedrich Obleser 120      
  Erich Leie 118      
  Franz-Josef Beerenbrok 117      
  Hans-Joachim Birkner 117      
  Jakob Norz 117      
Colonel3 Walter Oesau3 1253, 117   JG 13, JG 23, JG 33, JG 513 During Spanish Civil War: 83, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died May 11, 19443
  Heinz Wernicke 117      
  August Lambert 116      
Colonel3 Werner Mölders3 1153   JG 513 During Spanish Civil War: 143, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3, Died November, 22, 19413
  Wilhelm Crinius 114      
Major3 Werner Schröer3 1143   JG 33, JG 273, JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Hans Dammers 113      
  Berthold Korts 113      
Colonel3 Helmut Lent3 113, 1103   NJG 13, NJG 23, NJG 33 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3, Died October 7, 19443
Lietentant-Colonel3 Kurt Bühligen3 112, 1083   JG 23 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Kurt Ubben 110      
  Franz Woidich 110      
  Reinhard Seiler 109      
  Emil Bitsch 108      
  Hans Hahn 108      
  Bernhard Vechtel 108      
  Viktor Bauer 106      
  Werner Lucas 106      
Colonel3 Günther Lützow3 105, 1033   JG 33, JG 443 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died April 24, 19453
Lieutenant-General3 Adolf Galland 3 104, 1033 Me-262 JG 263 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds3
  Eberhard von Boremski 104      
  Heinz Sachsenberg 104      
  Hartmann Grasser 103      
  Siegfried Freytag 102      
  Friedrich Geisshardt 102      
Lieutenant-Colonel3 Egon Mayer3 1023   JG 23 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died March 2, 19443
1st Lieutenant3 Max-Helmuth Ostermann3 1023   JG 543 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died August 9, 19423
Major3 Josef Wurmheller3 1023   JG 23, JG 533 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died June 22, 19443
  Rudolf Miethig 101      
Colonel3 Josef Priller3 1013   JG 263, JG 513 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Ulrich Wernitz 101      
Rank Name Victories Planes Units Awards
Lietenant3 Leopold Steinbatz3 993   JG 523 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died June 15, 19423
Major1 Wolfgang Späte1 991 Me 2621 JG 4001, JG 71 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves1
  Gustav Rödel 98      
  Hermann Schleinhege 97      
  Rudolf Müller 94      
  Helmut Bennemann 93      
  Oskar Romm 92      
  Anton Mader 86      
Major3 Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, Prince Sayn-Wittgenstein3 833   NJG 23, NJG 33 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died January 21, 19443
Oberleutnant1 Hans Grünberg1 821 Me 2621 5/JG 31, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
  Emil Darjes 82      
  Franz Beyer 81      
  Hugo Broch 81      
  Herbert Bachnick 80      
Hauptmann1 Georg-Peter Eder1 781 Me 2621 Komando Nowotny1, JG 71 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves1
  Hubertus von Bonin 77      
  Johannes Bunzek 75      
Oberleutnant1 Adolf Glunz1 711 Me 2621 II/JG 261, JG 71 Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves1
Major3 Wilhelm Herget3 713   NJG 33, NJG 43 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Rudi Linz 70      
  Lutz-Wilhelm Burckhardt 69      
  Kurt Dombacher 68      
  Franz Schiess 67      
  Erbo Graf von Kageneck 67      
Colonel3 Werner Streib3 663   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain Manfred Meurer3 653   NJG 13, NJG 53 Night fighter3, Night's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died January 21, 19443
  Werner Streib 65      
Leutnant1 Viktor Petermann1 641 Me 2621 II/JG 521, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
Colonel3 Günther Radusch3 643   NJG 13, NJG 23, NJG 33, NJG 53 Night fighter3, Night's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Heinz Rökker3 643   NJG 23 Night fighter3, Night's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major3 Rudolf Schönert3 643   NJG 13, NJG 53, NJG 1003 Night fighter3, Night's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major1 Herman Staiger1 631 Me 2621 II/JG 11, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
1st Lieutenant3 Kurt Welter3 63, >503 Me-262 JG 3003, NJG 113 Night's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Heino Cordes 62      
  Gehard Beutin 60      
  Hans Ekkehard 60      
  Horst Carganico 60      
  Franz Czech 60      
  Hans-Arnold Stahlschmidt 59      
  Walter Borchers 59      
Major3 Paul Zorner3 593   NJG 23, NJG 33, NJG 53 , NJG 1003 Night fighter3, Night's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Martin Becker 58      
Oberfeldwebel1 Hermann Buchner1 581 Me 2621 II/SG 21, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
Captain3 Gerhard Raht3 583   NJG 23 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Heinrich-Wilhelm Ahnert 57      
  Konrad Bauer 57      
  Walter Brandt 57      
  Herbert Bronnle 57      
  Dugo Dahmer 57      
1st Lieutenant3 Gustave Francsi3 563   NJG 1003 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Josef Kraft3 563   NJG 13, NHJ 43, NJG 53, NJG 63 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Captain3 Heinz Strüning3 563   NJG 13, NJG 23 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died December 24, 19443
Hauptmann2 Helmut Wick2 562 Bf 1092 I/JG 22, 3/JG 22 Knight's Cross2
  Herbert Bareuther 55      
  Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland 55      
Captain3 Hans-Dieter Frank3 553   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died April 26, 19443
Major1 Erich Hohagen1 551 Me 2621 III/EJG 21, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
Flight Sergeant3 Heinz Vinke3 543   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died February 26, 19443
  Johann Badum 54      
  Albert Brunner 53      
  Heinz-Edgar Berres 53      
Captain3 August Geiger3 533   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died September 27, 19433
Lieutenant Colonel3 Herbert Lütje3 533   NJG 13, NJG 63 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Franz Barten 52, 53      
Major3 Martin Drewes3 523   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major3 Werner Hoffmann3 523   NJG 33, NJG 53 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Major3 Prince Lippe-Weissenfeld3 513   NJG 13, NJG 23, NJG 53 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died March 12, 19443
Captain3 Hermann Greiner3 503   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Oberleutnants2, Lieutenant Colonel3 Hans-Joachim Jabs2,3 503, 282 Me 1102 II/ZG 762, NJG 12,3 As night fighter 283, Knight's Cross2, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
Rank Name Victories Planes Units Awards
  Heinz Arnold 49      
Staff Sergeant3 Reinhard Kollak3 493   NJG 13, NJG 43 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Friedrich Beckh 48      
  Wilhelm Balthasar 47      
  Hans-Heinz Augenstein 46      
Captain3 Ludwig Becker3 463   NJG 13, NJG 23 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died February 26, 19433
  Karl Schnörrer 46      
  Wolfgan Böwing Treuding 46      
Lieutenant3 Rudolf Frank3 453   NJG 33 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died April 26, 19443
1st Lieutenant3 Paul Gildner3 443   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died February 24, 19433
Captain3 Reinhold Knacke3 443   NJG 13 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3, Died February 3, 19433
Oberleutnant1 Walter Wever1 441 Me 2621 I/ JG 511, JG 71 Knight's Cross1
  Ludwig Franzisket 43      
  Karl Boris 43      
  Jürgen Brocke 42      
  Norbert Hannig 42      
  Werner Baake 41      
  Rudolf Busch 40      
  Peter Bremer 40      
  Eckhart-Wilhelm von Bonin 39      
  Ernst Borngen 38      
  Klaus Neumann 37 Me-262    
  Heinz Bretnutz 37      
  Gunther Bertram 35      
  Paul Brandt 34      
  Heinz Beyer 33      
  Franz Blazytko 30      
  Max Bucholz 30      
  Erich Bartz 30      
  Walter Adolph 29      
  Hans-Heinrich Koenig 28      
  Ernst Andres 28      
  Alfred Burk 28      
  Anton Benning 28      
  Karl Beckmann 27      
  Emil Clade 27      
Unteroffizier2 Willi Maximowitz2 252 Fw 1902 JG 32 German Cross in Gold2
  Egon Albrecht 25      
  Ludwig Bellof 25      
Rank Name Victories Planes Units Awards
  Fritz Müller 22      
  Artur Beese 22      
  Helmut-Felix Bolz 20 (3 in Spain)      
  Helmut Baudach 20      
  Rudolph Anter 20      
  Paul Becker 20      
  Hans Berschwinger 20      
  Paul Galland 16      
  Günther Wegmann 14      
  Hans-Ulrich Rudel 13     800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery, destroyer, 2 cruisers, 1 battleship (Marat), 70 landing craft, 4 armored trains, several bridges
  Helmut Lennartz 13      
Colonel3 Hajo Herrmann3 93   JG 303, JG 3003 Night fighter3, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves with Swords3
  Erich Büttner 8 Jet    
  Hans-Dieter Weihs 8 Jet    
  Alfred Ambs 7 Jet    
  Karl-Heinz Becker 7 Jet    
  Franz Köster 7 Jet    
  Joseph Heim 5 Jet    
  Alfred Schreiber 5 Jet    

Sources:

  1. Jagdgeschwader 7 "Nowotny", Robert Forsyth, 2008
  2. Aircraft of the Aces Legends of World War 2, Tony Holmes, 2000
  3. The Luftwaffe War Diaries, Cajus Bekker, 1964
20th Century American Military History Crucial Site