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Johannes Wiese

Victories : 133
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 16th August 1991


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

Johannes Wiese was born 7 May 1915. Ė died 16 August 199. He was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe from 1935 until the end of World War II on 8 May 1945. After the war in 1956 he joined the Bundeswehr and attained the rank of Oberstleutnant. He retired on 30 November 1970.

His most successful day was 5 July 1943 when he shot down twelve enemy aircraft in one mission.

Johannes Wiese was officially credited with 133 victories claimed in 480 combat missions. Additionally he had 25 more unconfirmed claims. Among his claims are 70 Il-2 Stormoviks. Soviet fighter pilots therefore greatly respected Wiese, and referred to him as the "Lion of Kuban."

On December 1, 1944, Wiese became Geschwaderkommodore of the JG 77. Only three weeks later he was severely injured when, following ejection at an altitude of more than 9000 meters after combat with British Spitfires, his parachute ruptured 80 meters above ground. He spent the rest of the winter in hospital, and was replaced as commander by Erich Leie. He surrendered to U.S. forces at the end of the war but was released from captivity only weeks later. However, Wiese spent over four years in Soviet POW camps from September 1945 onward, having been denounced by German communists.


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Johannes Wiese

Squadrons for : Johannes Wiese
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Johannes Wiese. 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 GŁnther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.

JG77

Country : Germany
Founded : May 1939
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG77

Herz As (Ace of Hearts) was a Luftwaffe fighter wing during World War II. It served in all the German theaters of war, from Western Europe to the Eastern Front, and from the high north in Norway to the Mediterranean.

JG 77 was formed in May 1939 with I. and II. Gruppe. III./JG 77 was formed on 5 July 1940 in Trondheim from the II(J)./JG 186. I./ JG 77 was reorganized on 21 November 1940 into IV./JG 51 and a new I./JG 77 was established. In January 1942 I./JG 77 was transferred to I./JG 5 and a new I./JG 77 was created.

In April 1942 1. Staffel was transferred to Romania and designated the defence unit for the Ploie?ti oil fields at Mizil. (This staffel was redesignated 1./JG 4 in August 1942.)

Known Victory Claims - Johannes Wiese

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

23/09/1941Oblt. Johannes WieseStabJG 52DB-3-17.37Eastern Front
03/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52P-276 583: 500m17Eastern Front
04/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-366 652: 150m5.2Eastern Front
05/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-366 662: tiefflug4.45Eastern Front
11/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-375 272: 2000m8.2Eastern Front
13/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-375 422: 1000m12.5Eastern Front
18/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52I-18054 134: 1500m16.5Eastern Front
21/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-164 173: 800m14.42Eastern Front
23/08/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-154 263: 800m9.57Eastern Front
03/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-257 772: tiefflug14.54Eastern Front
05/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-246 261: 300m14Eastern Front
11/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-147 871: 2500m11.1Eastern Front
13/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-247 592: 100m16.14Eastern Front
26/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-330 124: 50m5.5Eastern Front
28/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-249 262: 25m5.47Eastern Front
29/09/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-349 292: 50m15.47Eastern Front
02/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-249 271: 300m11.34Eastern Front
09/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-149 733: 2500m15Eastern Front
14/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-140 581: 2500m7.3Eastern Front
17/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52I-18049 272: 2000m7.27Eastern Front
25/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-249 423: 400m11.23Eastern Front
25/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-249 361: 500m14.07Eastern Front
25/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-249 362: 400m14.12Eastern Front
25/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-249 334: 300m14.14Eastern Front
31/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-149 262: 2000m6.05Eastern Front
31/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-349 413: 2000m9.55Eastern Front
31/10/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-149 412: 2000m14Eastern Front
02/11/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52La-549 273: 400m9.05Eastern Front
17/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-201 342: 50m13.32Eastern Front
21/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52MiG-191 864: 400m7.37Eastern Front
21/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52MiG-101 742: 300m7.38Eastern Front
25/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-201 771: 20m13.05Eastern Front
25/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-201 753: 100m13.08Eastern Front
25/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-201 771: 100m13.02Eastern Front
29/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-501 334: 1500m12.2Eastern Front
29/12/1942Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52MiG-300 134: 1000m12.45Eastern Front
07/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-171 742: 1200m12.34Eastern Front
07/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-361 000: 300m18.25Eastern Front
09/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-198 853: 4000m6.28Eastern Front
09/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-761 455: tiefflug15.25Eastern Front
26/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-186 777: 900m5.55Eastern Front
26/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Pe-285 112: 2000m8.32Eastern Front
26/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Spitfire85 152: 2000m8.4Eastern Front
26/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-375 222: 300m17.37Eastern Front
27/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-775 262: 100m18.28Eastern Front
28/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-775 232: 2500m18.05Eastern Front
28/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-175 232: 100m18.08Eastern Front
28/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-575 234: 50m18.12Eastern Front
30/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-776 893: 50m15.35Eastern Front
30/05/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-775 233: 50m15.38Eastern Front
02/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-2mH.75 232: 200m13.3Eastern Front
02/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-575 262: 300m13.32Eastern Front
05/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-775 262: 100m18.15Eastern Front
05/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-775 262: 100m18.18Eastern Front
05/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Jak-175 262: 100m18.22Eastern Front
06/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-776 812: 100m17.38Eastern Front
06/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-776 683: 100m17.42Eastern Front
07/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52LaGG-576 823: 700m9.22Eastern Front
21/06/1943Hptm. Johannes Wiese2JG 52Il-2mH.76 851: 150m17.14Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-460 193: tiefstflug4.03Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-261 651: 100m18.45Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-461 321: 300m8.12Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-261 621: 500m18.5Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-261 352: tiefstflug9.4Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-461 321: 500m7.51Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-461 624: 300m18.4Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-461 622: 500m18.33Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-261 622: 800m18.3Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-461 812: tiefstflug15.25Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-460 123: 100m3.55Eastern Front
05/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-461 891: 20m3.47Eastern Front
06/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52LaGG-561 242: tiefstflug18.15Eastern Front
16/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-761 212: 1000m5.25Eastern Front
16/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-261 212: tiefst.5.3Eastern Front
17/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-761 121: 300m5.4Eastern Front
17/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-262 753: 200m5.41Eastern Front
17/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-762 742: 600m5.45Eastern Front
17/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-262 753: 100m5.5Eastern Front
18/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-188 256: 2500m17.52Eastern Front
18/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-188 256: 2000m17.53Eastern Front
20/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-788 252: 200m7.25Eastern Front
22/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-188 259: 800m15.1Eastern Front
23/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-189 889: 4200m19.01Eastern Front
27/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-788 258: 300m15.14Eastern Front
27/07/1943Hptm. Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-788 294: 200m15.18Eastern Front
13/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.58 182: 700m10.23Eastern Front
13/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.58 162: 700m10.26Eastern Front
14/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-158 154: 2500m11.58Eastern Front
19/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Pe-249 312: 400m7.58Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.48 283: 200m10.21Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.48 281: 300m10.23Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-248 281: 200m10.26Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.48 291: 250m10.33Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.48 283: 300m10.35Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.48 294: 500m12.09Eastern Front
20/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.58 181: 500m12.1Eastern Front
23/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52LaGG-549 842: 600m15.23Eastern Front
28/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.47 193: 200m10.13Eastern Front
28/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.47 193: 200m10.15Eastern Front
28/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.47 271: 150m10.18Eastern Front
28/10/1943Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.47 242: 50m10.21Eastern Front
06/01/1944Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.1km W. Losozatka: 30m14.27Eastern Front
07/01/1944Major Johannes WieseStab II.JG 52Il-2mH.29372: 50m11.35Eastern Front
07/01/1944Major Johannes WieseStab II.JG 52Il-2mH.29381: 50m11.38Eastern Front
08/01/1944Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-929514: 600m13.03Eastern Front
26/01/1944Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Il-2mH.66 564: 150m7.59Eastern Front
22/02/1944Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-938 664: 3000m8.05Eastern Front
22/02/1944Major Johannes WieseStab I.JG 52Jak-948 712: 1500m8.1Eastern Front

Known Claims : 108

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