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Franz Eisenach

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Victories : 129
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 21st August 1998


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Knights
Cross

From 1940 Franz Eisenach flew with various Groups, until joining 9./JG 54 on the Eastern Front in October 1942. As Squadron Leader of 3./JG 54 he had considerable success until, flying an Fw190A in December 1943, he was kit by flak and badly wounded. After convalescence heymned I./JG 54, becoming its Gruppenkommandeur but in September 1944 he was wounded again, this time after an encounter with a bomber. Awarded the Knights Cross he returned to the Front until the wars end. His final tally was 129 victories, 52 of which were IL-2s, and flew 317 combat missions. He died 21st August 1998.

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Franz Eisenach

Squadrons for : Franz Eisenach
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Franz Eisenach. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG54

Country : Germany
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JG54

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 - Franz Eisenach

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

08/11/1942Oblt. Franz Eisenach7JG 54Curtiss P-4000 253: 800m14.5Eastern Front
09/12/1942Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54Il-220m11.2Eastern Front
30/12/1942Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54Il-207 663: 100m12.01Eastern Front
30/12/1942Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54MiG-307 682: 2200m11.55Eastern Front
05/01/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54Il-207 761: 50m8.46Eastern Front
08/01/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54Il-207 724: 20m9.25Eastern Front
12/01/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54Il-207 831: 40m13.22Eastern Front
14/01/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54LaGG-307 643: 2000m9.3Eastern Front
15/01/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach9JG 54LaGG-307 814: 3000m12.06Eastern Front
24/05/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-209 741: 1600m19.28Eastern Front
24/05/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-209 764: 300m19.36Eastern Front
17/06/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Curtiss P-4010 623: 4500m5.16Eastern Front
17/06/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-310 421: 3700m5.2Eastern Front
05/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54La-563 624: 2800m9.57Eastern Front
05/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-363 393: 2300m14.45Eastern Front
06/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54La-563 571: 2300m7.52Eastern Front
06/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54La-563 544: 1900m14.12Eastern Front
06/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-363 722: 1700m14.31Eastern Front
07/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-763 572: 2500m8.32Eastern Front
07/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Airacobra63 534: 3700m14.12Eastern Front
08/07/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Boston63 563: 4500m8.06Eastern Front
30/09/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-206 861: 1500m11.45Eastern Front
30/09/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-305 222: 1800m11.46Eastern Front
07/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-906 249: 4500m15.4Eastern Front
09/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-906 121: 3400m6.54Eastern Front
09/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-306 114: 4200m6.52Eastern Front
11/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-997 892: 900m7.05Eastern Front
12/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-915 514: 3500m12.52Eastern Front
13/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-915 553: 3000m8.4Eastern Front
15/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Airacobra07 752: 1200m [NE Nevel]13.38Eastern Front
20/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-906 163: 3400m9.1Eastern Front
22/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54La-515 173: 3900m15.25Eastern Front
27/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-3NE Dubrovo: 3400m14.52Eastern Front
28/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-3S. Gomel: 4100m15.21Eastern Front
28/10/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-9SSE Gomel: 3700m15.34Eastern Front
05/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-9WNW Jzenniza-See: 3600m10.4Eastern Front
05/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-9W. Jzenniza-See: 2700m10.44Eastern Front
05/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-9E. Nevel: 2900m14.46Eastern Front
06/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-9N. Jzenniza-See: 2500m10.36Eastern Front
10/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54La-5ESE Nevel: 550m12.5Eastern Front
10/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-2W. Nevel: 500m13.42Eastern Front
10/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-2WSW Nevel: 400m13.43Eastern Front
17/11/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-9SE Nevel: 3200m10.22Eastern Front
15/12/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54LaGG-306 344: 2700m9.14Eastern Front
15/12/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-906 374: 1800m11.37Eastern Front
15/12/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-906 173: 2800m11.4Eastern Front
15/12/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Jak-906 542: 1600m11.52Eastern Front
18/12/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-206 352: 50m10.52Eastern Front
18/12/1943Oblt. Franz Eisenach3JG 54Il-206 354: 50m10.54Eastern Front
26/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54Jak-188 471: 400m10.4Eastern Front
26/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54Il-288 612: 400m10.44Eastern Front
26/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54Il-288 624: 30m10.46Eastern Front
29/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54AiracobraPT-45: 2000m12.35Eastern Front
30/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54AiracobraPS-8.9: 2600m13.3Eastern Front
30/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54AiracobraOT-4.4: 800m18.15Eastern Front
30/06/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54Il-2OT-4.6: 600m18.12Eastern Front
02/07/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54AiracobraPS-2.d: 200m [Pyatnitsa]17.22Eastern Front
02/07/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54AiracobraPS 2: 200m [Pskov area]17.22Eastern Front
04/07/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStabJG 54Airacobra05 48: 200m17.17Eastern Front
24/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 861: 250m7.43Eastern Front
24/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 824: 150m8.01Eastern Front
24/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Jak-970 694: 50m19.53Eastern Front
26/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Pe-250 381: 3000m16.52Eastern Front
26/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Pe-260 575: 3000m16.55Eastern Front
26/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Pe-260 581: 2800m16.57Eastern Front
27/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 692: 60m16.52Eastern Front
28/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-260 393: 900m4.48Eastern Front
30/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 682: 25m8.2Eastern Front
30/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-260 492: 800m19.49Eastern Front
30/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 397: 200m19.51Eastern Front
30/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Jak-960 496: 500m19.53Eastern Front
30/07/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 357: tiefflug19.54Eastern Front
02/08/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach2JG 54La-570 454 1800m13.07Eastern Front
03/08/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Jak-970 661: 300m11.07Eastern Front
03/08/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 694: 200m20.08Eastern Front
03/08/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 613: 200m11.11Eastern Front
03/08/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 653: 200m11.21Eastern Front
04/08/1944Hptm. Franz Eisenach4JG 54Il-270 692: 300m9.18Eastern Front
05/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab II.JG 54Pe-250 433: 900m12.5Eastern Front
05/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab II.JG 54Il-250 268: 700m13.07Eastern Front
15/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-2LF-8.7: 300m11.19Eastern Front
15/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54P-39LF-5.3: 800m17.4Eastern Front
23/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab II.JG 54Il-257 267: 200m11.05Eastern Front
24/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-937 395: 200m18.55Eastern Front
26/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-937 366: 2500m11.05Eastern Front
27/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-258 897: 1000m14.54Eastern Front
27/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-957 235: 500m14.56Eastern Front
28/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-257 237: 300m11.26Eastern Front
29/08/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-937 525: 2500m18.55Eastern Front
12/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-247 553: 1000m16.2Eastern Front
12/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Airacobra47 572: 1500m16.23Eastern Front
12/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-247 587: 1000m16.26Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-257 215: 200m11.52Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-257 251: 100m11.59Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-237 264: 4500m16.34Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-237 239: 4300m16.36Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-237 263: 4300m16.36Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-247 555: 3000m16.4Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 376: 400m18.18Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 394: 300m18.2Eastern Front
14/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 531: 300m18.21Eastern Front
15/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 372: 500m9.51Eastern Front
15/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-947 346: 600m10Eastern Front
15/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Airacobra47 397: 800m13.4Eastern Front
17/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-947 451: 1500m9.4Eastern Front
17/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 356: 200m12.4Eastern Front
17/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 365: 250m12.5Eastern Front
19/09/1944Hptm. Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-247 148: 50m16.01Eastern Front
06/01/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-23732211.31Western Front
06/01/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-93718811.33Western Front
06/01/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-23732311.46Western Front
21/02/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-21762413.4Western Front
23/02/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-21747516.3Western Front
23/02/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-21767116.31Western Front
05/03/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-2274599.06Western Front
05/03/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Il-2274819.07Western Front
05/03/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-32746514.12Western Front
06/03/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Jak-32746415.52Western Front
19/03/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-22436112.27Western Front
19/03/1945Major Franz EisenachStab I.JG 54Pe-22435412.27Western Front

Known Claims : 120

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