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Heinrich Sturm

Victories : 158
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 22nd December 1944


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Knights
Cross

Hauptmann Heinrich Sturm was born born 12 June, 1920 in Dieburg, Hessia, he was unfortunately killed in flying accident 22 December, 1944 in Csorna, Hungary, Strurm was German World War II Luftwaffe 158 victories Flying ace.

Joining 6./Jagdgeschwader 52 with the rank of Feldwebel in the summer of 1941 he managed to score his first three victories at the end of the year.

Hauptmann Strurm then transferred to a fighter school as instructor and only managed to rejoin frontline service in November 1942. He was assigned to the Staff of II./JG 52. In the period up to 17 December 1942 he scored a further six victories. On the 1 January 1943 he was promoted to Leutnant. He scored his 20th kill on the 15 April 1943, adding five more kills on the 20 April 1943 and reached his 40th kill on the 30 June 1943 and kill total of 75 on the 30 November 1943. From the 1 September 1943 he was in lead of 4./JG 52. Scoring his 100th victory on the 23. March 1944 he was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross three days later. Barely a month later, on the 16 April 1944 Strurm was wounded badly by bomb debris on Chersonez (Crimea) airfield.

In August 1944 he returned to JG 52 and took over command of 5./JG 52, his score standing at 111. On the 22 December 1944 he scored his last two kills. Taking off for another sortie from Csorna that day, one of the landing gear struts hit a truck killing him in the accident

Commands held 4./JG 52, 5./JG 52


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Heinrich Sturm

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

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

18/10/1941Fw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52Pe-2-13.27Eastern Front
28/08/1942Fw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52I-18049 172: Bodennähe11.12Eastern Front
30/10/1942Ofw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52Jak-195 823: 50m9.23Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ofw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52Boston III19 424: 3000m8.21Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ofw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52Il-229 652: 1000m13.15Eastern Front
17/12/1942Ofw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52LaGG-349 772: 2500m7.47Eastern Front
17/12/1942Ofw. Heinrich Sturm6JG 52Il-239 76: Bodennähe13.3Eastern Front
13/02/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-35km S. Navodimitrijewski: 800m15.17Eastern Front
23/02/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-375 211: 2000m6.38Eastern Front
23/02/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-375 250: 1000m6.42Eastern Front
05/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Jak-186 560: 50m9.17Eastern Front
05/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Jak-186 620: 50m9.21Eastern Front
10/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-385 150: 700m14.1Eastern Front
10/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-385 160: 700m14.15Eastern Front
12/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52U-285 234: Bodennähe11.35Eastern Front
22/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Airacobra86 393: 3200m13.45Eastern Front
22/03/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Airacobra86 454: 2500m13.55Eastern Front
15/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-385 142: 800m12.05Eastern Front
15/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG85 181: 2500m [SE Abinskaya]15.12Eastern Front
15/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-385 184: 3000m15.14Eastern Front
16/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Airacobra85 273: 1000m16.13Eastern Front
17/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-375 452: 2200m11.05Eastern Front
17/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-385 371: Boden [SW Gelendzhik]11.1Eastern Front
20/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-375 492 [S. Datscha]16.1Eastern Front
20/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Il-575 464: 500m16.13Eastern Front
20/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Il-585 371: Bodennähe16.14Eastern Front
20/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-575 462: 3000m16.17Eastern Front
20/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-585 265: 2500m11.1Eastern Front
21/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52MiG-375 xxx11.05Eastern Front
21/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52MiG-375 xxx11.2Eastern Front
23/04/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52P-285 561: 200m7.2Eastern Front
09/05/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Jak-175 264: 3000m16.28Eastern Front
30/05/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Il-575 352: tiefflug7.46Eastern Front
31/05/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Jak-176 894: 3600m17.39Eastern Front
03/06/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-576 893: 4000m17.47Eastern Front
03/06/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-586 773: 5000m18.09Eastern Front
03/06/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-575 232: 4500m18.11Eastern Front
06/06/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-576 894: 2800m7.36Eastern Front
06/06/1943Ofw. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Il-776 894: 2800m7.37Eastern Front
01/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-141 812: 2500m13.32Eastern Front
01/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52LaGG-560 322: 2800m16.36Eastern Front
05/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-151 874: 3500m8.01Eastern Front
05/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-151 873: 3500m8.02Eastern Front
06/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52LaGG-541 483: 200m6.2Eastern Front
06/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52LaGG-360 184: 3500m15.2Eastern Front
07/09/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-160 334: 6000m5.45Eastern Front
02/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra58 683: 5000m17.07Eastern Front
13/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-110 154: 5500m15.41Eastern Front
13/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52LaGG-510 161: 5000m15.42Eastern Front
13/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-910 133: 4500m15.45Eastern Front
15/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-110 131: 3000m5.49Eastern Front
15/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-110 124: 2500m15.17Eastern Front
22/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2mH.39 321: Bodennähne15.09Eastern Front
22/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-739 324: 400m15.14Eastern Front
26/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-157 142: 1000m7.35Eastern Front
29/10/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-747 182: 2500m11.07Eastern Front
02/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 813: 2000m13.3Eastern Front
04/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2mH.66 641: tiefst.9.07Eastern Front
04/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 53: 100m14.17Eastern Front
05/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2mH.66 813: 100m7.15Eastern Front
05/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 731: 200m7.22Eastern Front
05/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 732: 200m7.3Eastern Front
05/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 671: 2500m11.47Eastern Front
05/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 672: 5500m12.07Eastern Front
05/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 641: 4000m15Eastern Front
06/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 564: 2000m7.35Eastern Front
06/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra66 732: 3000m7.45Eastern Front
06/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 841: 5000m11.05Eastern Front
06/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 813: 4000m11.45Eastern Front
06/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 813: Wassernähe11.47Eastern Front
06/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 53: 4000m15.1Eastern Front
30/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 732: 2000m12.03Eastern Front
30/11/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 592: 1200m12.07Eastern Front
02/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2SE Fobetschik: 50m7.25Eastern Front
02/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2SE Ortmaeti: 50m7.29Eastern Front
02/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-16673: 400m7.19Eastern Front
05/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-9S. Kossa-Tusla: 6000m7.45Eastern Front
09/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2SE Kossa-Tusla: 100m11.15Eastern Front
11/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52AiracobraE. Kamrysch: 5000m11.4Eastern Front
13/12/1943Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Curtiss P-40E. Eltigen: 200m9.46Eastern Front
12/01/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Boston66 532: 800m6.53Eastern Front
12/01/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra66 533: 800m6.57Eastern Front
12/01/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra06 563: 4000m8.4Eastern Front
12/01/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra66 561: 5000m11.3Eastern Front
07/02/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-166 613: 2000m6.18Eastern Front
08/02/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-966 64110.08Eastern Front
10/02/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-966 641: 3000m15.12Eastern Front
15/02/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra66 671: 1500m6.08Eastern Front
14/03/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-747 751: 3000m15.35Eastern Front
26/03/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-147 843: 1000m16Eastern Front
06/04/1944Ltn. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-147 771: 2000m13.39Eastern Front
07/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2mH.55 132: 200m14.1Eastern Front
07/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-155 242: 800m14.12Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-2mH.47 771: 200m11.25Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-137 894: 300m13.35Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Il-246 111: 300m13.4Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-237 894: 700m15.45Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Airacobra46 114: 900m17.31Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-146 111: 800m17.44Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-136 232: 500m17.47Eastern Front
08/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-146 611: 100m11.27Eastern Front
10/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Jak-746 123: 4000m8.16Eastern Front
13/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-735 453: 300m8.22Eastern Front
13/04/1944Oblt. Heinrich Sturm4JG 52Jak-745 111: Bodennähe13.3Eastern Front
24/09/1944Hptm. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Ju 8737 445: tiefflug9.22Eastern Front
24/09/1944Hptm. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Il-2mH.37 453: 1500m11.4Eastern Front
24/09/1944Hptm. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52LaGG-347 318: 100m11.45Eastern Front
25/09/1944Hptm. Heinrich SturmStab II.JG 52Hs 12937 487: 300m13.37Eastern Front
18/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Jak-718 617: 4000m15.23Eastern Front
20/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52LaGG-508 841: 7000m7.59Eastern Front
29/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52LaGG-508 735: 1500m14.35Eastern Front
29/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Il-2mH.08 754: 1000m14.36Eastern Front
31/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Il-2mH.-15.23Eastern Front
31/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Il-2mH.-15.28Eastern Front
31/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52LaGG-5-15.18Eastern Front
31/10/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52LaGG-5-15.26Eastern Front
02/11/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Jak-998 81111.35Eastern Front
23/11/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Il-2mH.98 454: 700m11.21Eastern Front
23/11/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Il-2mH.98 455: 700m11.22Eastern Front
22/12/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Raum Csor-Eastern Front
22/12/1944Hptm. Heinrich Sturm5JG 52Raum Csor-Eastern Front

Known Claims : 121

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