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Horst Ademeit

Victories : 166
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 7th August 1944

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron CrossAwarded Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross
Oak Leaves

Major Horst Ademeit was born 8 February 1912 in Breslau, 7 August was a German former Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat.

On the 7th August 1944, Ademeit went missing in action near DŁnaburg most likely Killed in action.

In the spring of 1940, Unteroffizier Ademeit was transferred to 3./JG 54 and participated in the Battle of Britain. He claimed his first victory on 18 September 1940 shortly afterwards he was shot down over the Channel. He bailed out and was rescued unharmed. In June 1941, after the attack on the Soviet Union, he accompanied I./JG 54 to the Eastern Front. In quick succession he achieved aerial victories, promotions and awards. In the beginning of August 1944, Ademeit was appointed acting Kommodore of JG 54. On 7 August 1944, Ademeit, flying a Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-5 (factory number 5960) pursued a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft eastwards over Russian lines near DŁnaburg, however he failed to return from this mission and is considered Missing in action since.

Horst Ademeit was credited with 166 victories in over 600 missions. He recorded 164 of his victories over the Eastern front. He was posthumously promoted to Major

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Horst Ademeit

Squadrons for : Horst Ademeit
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Horst Ademeit. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.


Country : Germany
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I./JG 54 was initially formed as I./JG 70 near Nuremberg in July 1939, just two short months before hostilities broke out. As was to become tradition within Grunherzgeschwader, the Gruppe took the Nurember coat-of-arms (a veritcally divided shield with a black heraldic bird on the left, and red and white diagonal stripes on the right) to represent the region the unit came from.

On September 15, 1939, I./JG 70 was redesignated I./JG 54

The initial unit designation for II./JG 54 was I./JG 138. This unit was raised in 1938 after the Austrian annexation. Naturally many Austrian nationals were recruited when I./JG 138 was formed. The Aspern coat of arms (black lion's head surmounting a white cross on a red field) was taken by the Gruppe for its identity.

I./JG 138 was briefly designated I./JG 76 before finally becoming II./JG 54 on April 6, 1940.

The III./JG 54 has its roots in Prussia. Initially I./JG 21, the members were drawn from the Jesau region in Prussia. The modified Jesau coat-of-arms (a shield with a Jesau cross with three diving aircraft on a red background, with a white outline on the shield) was adopted as the Gruppe's own.

On July 15, 1939, I./JG 21 was redesignated III./JG 54. However, the bureaucratic nature of the young Luftwaffe was such that it was over a year before records would reflect the new designation. Consequently, III./JG 54 fought in Poland and France as I./JG 21.

Kommodoren of JG 54 :

Major Martin Mettig; 2 Feb 40 to 25 Aug 40.
Oberst Hannes Trautloft; 25 Aug 40 to 5 Jul 43.
Major Hubertus von Bonin; 6 Jul 43 to 15 Dec 43.
Oberstleutnant Anton Mader; 28 Jan 44 to Sep 44.
Oberst Dieter Hrabak; 1 Oct 44 to 8 May 45.

Known Victory Claims - Horst Ademeit









23/06/1941Fw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54SB-2Pl.Qu. 2525 l.u.: 300m10.13Eastern Front
06/07/1941Fw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54SB-3-17.35Eastern Front
07/08/1941Fw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-16 Rata-18.13Eastern Front
27/08/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-16 Rata-19Eastern Front
05/09/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-26-17.35Eastern Front
05/09/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54R-5-18.04Eastern Front
23/09/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-153-13.17Eastern Front
24/09/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-15-10.11Eastern Front
07/10/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54MBR-2-16.25Eastern Front
09/10/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-26-7.47Eastern Front
12/10/1941Ofw. Horst Ademeit1JG 54U-2-9.57Eastern Front
25/10/1941Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-18-13.27Eastern Front
06/11/1941Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Pe-2-12.42Eastern Front
03/12/1941Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-16 Rata-12.11Eastern Front
01/01/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-26-9.55Eastern Front
20/01/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-26-11.23Eastern Front
07/02/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-18-8.33Eastern Front
07/02/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-18-8.33Eastern Front
16/02/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-2-7.45Eastern Front
18/02/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-16 Rata-13.15Eastern Front
05/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Jak-1Leningrad: 3500m18.42Eastern Front
10/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Curtiss P-4010 621: 3000m6.5Eastern Front
12/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Jak-1E. Possademkowo: 1000m11.1Eastern Front
12/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Jak-110 463: 1000m11.15Eastern Front
29/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54SB-3-10.2Eastern Front
30/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54MiG-3-5.32Eastern Front
30/05/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54P-40-18.34Eastern Front
08/06/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54P-40-15.25Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54MiG-311 862: 200m18.3Eastern Front
22/10/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54I-15311 762: 500m7.35Eastern Front
06/11/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Curtiss P-40Nordstrand Leningrad: 2000m8.22Eastern Front
16/12/1942Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Pe-211 852: 1000m9.35Eastern Front
12/01/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-210 151: 100m9.2Eastern Front
12/01/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Jak-110 112: 2000m14.08Eastern Front
27/01/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-200 294: 200m9.3Eastern Front
27/01/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54LaGG-310 125: 7000m14.4Eastern Front
11/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-200 454: 700m9.58Eastern Front
11/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-200 424: 100m10Eastern Front
15/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54LaGG-310 483: 2000m7.5Eastern Front
18/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54LaGG-510 444: 500m9.35Eastern Front
21/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54LaGG-510 454: 2500m13.25Eastern Front
22/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-210 123: 5000m15.05Eastern Front
23/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54Il-210 151: 500m7.05Eastern Front
23/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54LaGG-510 172: 800m11.15Eastern Front
27/02/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit1JG 54LaGG-310 254: 300m8.35Eastern Front
13/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54R-520 122: 80-100m15.16Eastern Front
15/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-318 284: 1000m15.55Eastern Front
16/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-318 342: 5000m15.2Eastern Front
19/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-200 411: 500m10Eastern Front
21/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-300 271: 500m12.03Eastern Front
23/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Curtiss P-4000 412: 3000m17.1Eastern Front
25/03/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-100 283: 3100m7.5Eastern Front
03/04/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-136 S-Ost: RB-5.7: 4000m18.15Eastern Front
01/06/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-321 774: 4000m16.17Eastern Front
05/06/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-321 752: 4000m12.13Eastern Front
12/06/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-590 131: 5000m11.25Eastern Front
18/06/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-320 174: 5000m17.15Eastern Front
18/06/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-520 421: 4000m17.17Eastern Front
22/06/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-301 751: 2000m19.2Eastern Front
12/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-564 863: 800m18.2Eastern Front
13/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-563 293: 1200m6.53Eastern Front
13/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-763 261: 800m6.54Eastern Front
13/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-263 234: 100m6.56Eastern Front
13/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-563 283: 100m11.06Eastern Front
14/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-354 353: 500m14.1Eastern Front
16/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-263 524: 500m18.45Eastern Front
17/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-554 474: 2500m6.42Eastern Front
21/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Pe-253 462: 2500m17.18Eastern Front
28/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 154: 2500m9.14Eastern Front
28/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-710 331: 2800m9.17Eastern Front
28/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 334: 1500m9.25Eastern Front
31/07/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 243: 1500m18.15Eastern Front
02/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-710 161: 2000m13.19Eastern Front
02/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 354: 4000m19.22Eastern Front
02/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-710 184: 3600m8.51Eastern Front
07/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-254 684: 500m14.02Eastern Front
07/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-354 814: 500m11.05Eastern Front
14/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-545 772: 3000m5Eastern Front
16/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-245 752: 500m13.28Eastern Front
17/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-944 853: 1600m8.52Eastern Front
17/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-243 663: 400m9.27Eastern Front
20/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-543 824: 5000m6.22Eastern Front
21/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-543 853: 800m16.42Eastern Front
22/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Airacobra43 82: 4000m6.22Eastern Front
23/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Airacobra43 893: 5000m10Eastern Front
23/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Airacobra43 851: 3000m18.35Eastern Front
24/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-544 472: 800m14.55Eastern Front
28/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-943 674: 4000m11.47Eastern Front
30/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-535 611: 2000m14.21Eastern Front
31/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-335 624: 3500m6.47Eastern Front
31/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-935 582: 4000m15.28Eastern Front
31/08/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-935 384: 2500m15.38Eastern Front
02/09/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-535 381: 2500m12.3Eastern Front
04/09/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-335 374: 5000m17.02Eastern Front
04/09/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-935 371: 2500m17.06Eastern Front
05/09/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-926 814: 5500m15.28Eastern Front
05/09/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Airacobra25 631: 1500m11.13Eastern Front
10/09/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Hurricane35 372: 4000m10.5Eastern Front
07/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-501 214: 2500m16.14Eastern Front
07/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-7W. Chernin: 3500m (W. Tarascha)16.19Eastern Front
07/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-5SE Kotitschi: 3000m16.12Eastern Front
09/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-901 334: 3000m11.32Eastern Front
10/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-511 781: 1000m15.55Eastern Front
10/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510.121: 3500m16.15Eastern Front
11/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-501 122: 4000m10.12Eastern Front
11/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 121: 5000m15.5Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 131: 4000m16.08Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 131: 4000m16.08Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-511 784: 800m8.3Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Pe-211 791: 1500m10.43Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Pe-211 791: 1500m10.43Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-511 763: 1200m11.22Eastern Front
12/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 122: 4500m8.25Eastern Front
13/10/1943Ltn. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-901 334: 3000m15.4Eastern Front
14/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-511 792: 3000m7.4Eastern Front
20/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-901 191: 2000m14.11Eastern Front
20/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-901 391: 600m15.42Eastern Front
21/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-511 793: 1500m7.12Eastern Front
21/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-210 111: 500m7.29Eastern Front
21/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-211 773: 500m7.3Eastern Front
21/10/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-510 1249.52Eastern Front
12/12/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-500 154: 50m7.28Eastern Front
12/12/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54LaGG-501 783: 10m7.3Eastern Front
15/12/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-991 393: 1000m7.2Eastern Front
17/12/1943Oblt. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Jak-900 161: 1000m8.08Eastern Front
11/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Pe-280 874: 7000m14Eastern Front
14/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Il-280 691: 50m11.12Eastern Front
15/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-580 831: 1000m9.1Eastern Front
15/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-580 822: 1000m9.13Eastern Front
15/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54Pe-280 821: 1000m9.15Eastern Front
15/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-580 824: 1000m9.2Eastern Front
24/01/1944Hptm. Horst Ademeit6JG 54La-580 434: 500m14.14Eastern Front
07/02/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54La-505 132: 3500m10.41Eastern Front
09/03/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54La-570 524: 4000m8.46Eastern Front
09/03/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Il-270 682: 50m11.4Eastern Front
18/03/1944Oblt. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54La-540 182 4500m15.45Eastern Front
19/03/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-980 573: 300m10.35Eastern Front
20/03/1944Oblt. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Curtiss P-4036 Ost ID-45: I: 300m15.02Eastern Front
23/03/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-970 593: 500m11.3Eastern Front
28/03/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54LaGG-387 231: 400m16.18Eastern Front
30/03/1944Oblt. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54La-560 25: 4500m8.3Eastern Front
21/04/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-915km SW Narva: 3000m14.25Eastern Front
28/05/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54LaGG-370 691: 1900m8.32Eastern Front
28/06/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Airacobra3000m8.12Eastern Front
29/06/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-9NR-5.3: 800m4.17Eastern Front
29/06/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54P-39NS-8.1: 10m19.47Eastern Front
02/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54P-39OS-6.4: 1800m [Polotsk]10.48Eastern Front
02/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54P-204 82: 4000m8Eastern Front
02/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54P-39OT-7.6: tiefst. [NE Polotsk]17.25Eastern Front
03/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-9OS-7.6: 800m [Polotsk]12.38Eastern Front
03/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-9OS-4.3: 1500m [Polotsk]12.35Eastern Front
21/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Il-2OL-2.3: 50m9.21Eastern Front
21/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54P-39NM-8.6: 1000m9.26Eastern Front
21/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54La-5NN-1.8: 2000m19.09Eastern Front
22/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-9NM-9.7: 3000m9.26Eastern Front
23/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Il-2NN-7.4: 1000m [Daugavpils]14.17Eastern Front
23/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Jak-9NN-7.5: 2000m [Daugavpils]14.2Eastern Front
25/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54AiracobraON-6.6: 1000m13.58Eastern Front
27/07/1944Hptm. Horst AdemeitStab I.JG 54Pe-2KH-8.6: 5500m [Mitau]15.5Eastern Front

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