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Johannes Schmid

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Victories : 45
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 6th November 1941

Was killed when his Me109F-4, Black 1, clipped the sea as he circled a downed Spitfire.


Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.
 The highest scoring fighter pilot of all time with a confirmed tally of 352 victories, Erich Hartmann is depicted getting airborne from a snowy airstrip in Czechoslovakia, late in 1944 in a Bf109G-6 of 6./JG 52.

Erich Hartmann - The Ace of Aces by Ivan Berryman.
 The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.

A New Shape in the Sky by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Messerschmitt Bf109E-7Bs belonging to III./JG27, during the Balkan Campaign of 1941.  The yellow and white painted areas were used as recognition markings, so that they were not fired upon by friendly ground units during their low-level sorties.

Messerschmitt Bf109E-7/Bs by Jerry Boucher.

Johannes Schmid

Squadrons for : Johannes Schmid
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Johannes Schmid. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG2

Country : Germany
Founded : 1st May 1939
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG2

Jagdgeschwader 2 was formed from parts of Jagdgeschwader 131 Richthofen on 1 May 1939 in Döberitz and its first commander was Oberst Robert Ritter von Greim. At the outbreak of the war JG 2 was tasked with defence of the Reich and based in the Berlin area under Luftgaukommando III. Stab and II. Gruppe were equipped with the Bf 109E and were located at Döberitz with 10.(N) staffel flying the Bf 109D in Straussberg.

10.(N) Staffel was one of the first night fighter units formed in the Luftwaffe. Later this staffel was expanded into IV.(N) Gruppe. This Gruppe gained the Luftwaffe’s first night kill over the RAF Bomber Command on the night of 25/26 on April 1940 when Ofw Förster shot down a Handley Page Hampden.

The unit saw little combat until the Western offensive against France and the Low Countries from 10 May 1940 onwards. During the campaign against France, JG 2 was tasked with escorting raids and defending German airspace to the south of Heinz Guderian's Panzer forces which were encircling the French and the British Expeditionary Force further north. Leutnant Helmut Wick, who later became part of a trio of outstanding aces (including Adolf Galland from Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG 26) and Werner Mölders from Jagdgeschwader 51 (JG 51)) in the Battle of Britain, attained his first and the Geschwader's second kill on 22 November 1939, a French Curtiss Hawk Model 75. The first victory for the JG 2 was scored by Oberfeldwebel Kley (3. Staffel) at the same day.

JG 2 took part in the Battle of Britain, operating Bf 109Es over the South Coast of England and the English Channel from bases in Cherbourg and Normandy. Major Helmut Wick emerged as one of the Battle’s top Luftwaffe aces, claiming 31 kills for a personal total of 56, before being killed (MIA) in action versus Spitfires of No. 609 Squadron in November 1940. Wick was seen to bail out successfully but was not found by German Air/Sea Rescue attempts. The Spitfire who dispatched him was immediately shot down by Oberleutnant Rudolf Pflanz. Ofw. Schnell, Ofw. Machold and Olt. Hans Assi Hahn also claimed heavily during this period, with 16 kills each. Some 42 JG 2 pilots were killed or made POW during the battle.

JG26

Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG26

Jagdgeschwader 26 Schlageter was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. It operated mainly in Western Europe against Great Britain, France and the United States but also saw service against Russia. It was named after Albert Leo Schlageter, a World War I veteran and Freikorps member arrested and executed by the French for sabotage in 1923.

Commanders of II. Gruppe JG 26

Hptm. Werner Palm, 1 May 1939 – 27 June 1939
Hptm Herwig Knüppel, 28 June 1939 – 19 May 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 20 May 1940 – 31 May 1940
Hptm. Erich Noack, 1 June 1940 – 24 July 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 25 July 1940 – 16 August 1940
Hptm Erich Bode, 17 August 1940 – 3.10.40
Hptm Walter Adolph, 4 October 1940 – 18 September 1941
Hptm Joachim Müncheberg, 19 September 1941 – 21 July 1942
Hptm Conny Meyer, 22 July 1942 – 2 January 1943
Maj Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland, 3 January 43 – 17 August 1943
Hptm Hans Naumann, 18 August 1943 – 8 September 1943
ObLt Johannes Seifert, 9 September 1943 – 25 November 1943
Maj Wilhelm Gäth, 26 November 1943 – 1 March 1944
Hptm Hans Naumann, 2 March 1944 – 28 June 1944
Hptm Emil Lang, 29 June 1944 – 3 September 1944
Hptm Georg-Peter Eder, 4 September 1944 – 8 October 1944
Maj Anton Hackl, 9 October 1944 – 29 January 45
ObLt Waldemar Radener, 30 January 1945 – 22 February 1945
Hptm Paul Schauder, 23 February 1945 – 1 May 1945
Aircraft for : Johannes Schmid
A list of all aircraft associated with Johannes Schmid. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Me109



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Manufacturer : Messerschmitt
Production Began : 1937
Retired : 1945
Number Built : 33984

Me109

Willy Messerschmitt designed the BF109 during the early 1930s. The Bf109 was one of the first all metal monocoque construction fighters with a closed canopy and retractable undercarriage. The engine of the Me109 was a V12 aero engine which was liquid-cooled. The Bf109 first saw operational service during the Spanish Civil War and flew to the end of World War II, during which time it was the backbone of the Luftwaffe fighter squadrons. During the Battle of Britian the Bf109 was used in the role of an escort fighter, a role for which it was not designed for, and it was also used as a fighter bomber. During the last days of May 1940 Robert Stanford-Tuck, the RAF ace, got the chance to fly an Me109 which they had rebuilt after it had crash landed. Stanford-Tuck found out that the Me109 was a wonderful little plane, it was slightly faster than the Spitfire, but lacked the Spitfire manoeuvrability. By testing the Me109, Tuck could put himself inside the Me109 when fighting them, knowing its weak and strong points. With the introduction of the improved Bf109F in the spring of 1941, the type again proved to be an effective fighter during the invasion of Yugoslavia and during the Battle of Crete and the invasion of Russia and it was used during the Siege of the Mediteranean island of Malta. The Bf109 was the main fighter for the Luftwaffe until 1942 when the Fw190 entered service and shared this position, and was partially replaced in Western Europe, but the Me109 continued to serve on the Eastern Front and during the defence of the Reich against the allied bombers. It was also used to good effect in the Mediterranean and North Africa in support of The Africa Korps. The Me109 was also supplied to several German allies, including Finland, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, and Slovakia. The Bf109 scored more kills than any other fighter of any country during the war and was built in greater numbers with a total of over 31,000 aircraft being built. The Bf109 was flown by the three top German aces of the war war. Erich Hartmann with 352 victories, Gerhard Barkhorn with 301 victories and Gunther Rall with 275 kills. Bf109 pilots were credited with the destruction of 100 or more enemy aircraft. Thirteen Luftwaffe Aces scored more than 200 kills. Altogether this group of pilots were credited with a total of nearly 15,000 kills, of which the Messerschmitt Bf109 was credited with over 10,000 of these victories. The Bf109 was the most produced warplane during World War II, with 30,573 examples built during the war, and the most produced fighter aircraft in history, with a total of 33,984 units produced up to April 1945. Bf109s remained in foreign service for many years after World War II. The Swiss used their Bf109Gs well into the 1950s. The Finnish Air Force did not retire their Bf109Gs until March 1954. Romania used its Bf109s until 1955. The Spanish Hispanos flew even longer. Some were still in service in the late 1960s.

Known Victory Claims - Johannes Schmid

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

14/05/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2Morane 406Frénois 15km NNE Montmédy10.1Western Front
18/05/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2LysanderBeauvais7.15Western Front
19/05/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2HurricaneCambrai12.57Western Front
20/05/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2CurtissPéronne18.35Western Front
26/05/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2SpitfireSW Calais17.03Western Front
30/05/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2Potez 63Ducy18.05Western Front
05/06/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2Bloch 150Connantre13.1Western Front
28/07/1940Ofw. Johannes Schmid1JG 2Blenheim40km NW Le Havre: 800m10.35Western Front
20/09/1940Oblt. Johannes Schmid1JG 2SpitfireS. London: 5500m12.1Western Front
22/07/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26Spitfire-19Western Front
23/07/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireBruges20.15Western Front
03/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26Spitfire-18.32Western Front
07/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireSE Calais11.3Western Front
07/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireCampagne11.2Western Front
07/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireSt. Omer-Ardres17.43Western Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26Spitfire10km E. St. Omer11.25Western Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26Spitfirebei Gravelines17.44Western Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26Spitfirebei Gravelines17.45Western Front
10/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26HurricaneN. Gravelines13Western Front
10/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26HurricaneN. Gravelines13.01Western Front
10/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireN. Gravelines13.03Western Front
12/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireNW Vlissinghen13.22Western Front
19/08/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26BlenheimN. Dünkirchen: 3000m12.25Western Front
19/08/1941Oblt. Johannes Schmid8JG 26SpitfireE. St. Omer19.55Western Front
19/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26BlenheimNW Dünkirchen12.25Western Front
19/08/1941Oblt. Johannes SchmidStabJG 26SpitfireW. Rubroeck19.55Western Front
26/08/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Blenheim-19.4Western Front
27/08/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire20-25km N. Calais: 200m8.3Western Front
04/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-17.2Western Front
04/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-17.35Western Front
04/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-17.5Western Front
07/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-17.2Western Front
18/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-16Western Front
20/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-16.45Western Front
21/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-16.1Western Front
21/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-16.15Western Front
27/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-15.23Western Front
27/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-15.35Western Front
27/09/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Blenheim-15.5Western Front
01/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26SpitfireDover17.37Western Front
02/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid (Stkp)8JG 26Spitfire-18.42Western Front
03/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid (Stkp)8JG 26Spitfire20km N. Ostende15.52Western Front
13/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-14.35Western Front
13/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-14.30±Western Front
21/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire-13Western Front
27/10/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26SpitfireCalais15.05Western Front
06/11/1941Hptm. Johannes Schmid8JG 26Spitfire10km N. Calais15.48Western Front

Known Claims : 47

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