Tuesday, 5 November 2013

aces and pilots of JG 51 (continued...part 16)







Seen astride an Emil of the Stab I./JG 51, Kommandeur Hptm. Hermann-Friedrich Joppien in the autumn of 1940 in St. Inglevert-Piehen. Joppien had been awarded the RK on 14 June 1940 and the EL (Eichenlaub- Oak Leaves) on 23 April 1941. KIA on 25 August 1941 with some 70 victory claims, crashing in flames  20 km south-west of Brijansk after downing a MiG-3.



http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Luftwaffe-Flugzeug-Stab-I-JG-51-Kommandeur-Hptm-Hermann-Friedrich-Joppien-/380754639957?pt=Militaria&hash=item58a6bebc55


Kommandeur I./JG 51 Hptm. Wilhelm Hachfeld awarded the German Cross in Gold on 10 November 1941 and the Knights Cross on 29 October 1942, eleven victory claims, died in a collision at Bizerta on 2 December 1942 when his bomb-laden Bf 109 was hit by a aircraft coming in to land and over-turned. "Bomben-Willi" died in the resulting explosion..



http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-Luftwaffe-Flugzeug-Stab-I-JG-51-Kommandeur-Hptm-Wilhelm-Hachfeld-RK-42-/380754640155?pt=Militaria&hash=item58a6bebd1b

More pilots and aces of JG 51 on this blog
http://falkeeins.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/JG%2051