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Helmut Bennemann

Victories : 92
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 17th November 2007

This pilot scored 5 or more victories during the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Knights
Cross

Helmut Bennemann was born 16th March 1915. During the Battle of Britain Helmut Bennemann was Gruppenadjutant with I./JG52 on the Channel Front. In April 1942 he was Staffelkapitan of 3./JG52 in the east and was appointed Kommandeur of I./JG52 from June 1942 until October 1943. Posted to Italy in November 1943, he was promoted to Kommodore of JG53 (Ace of Spades) in this theatre and in the defence of Germany. He commanded JG53 on Operation Bodenplatte. Helmut Bennemann flew over 400 missions, scoring 92 victories and was awarded the Knight's Cross. He died 17th November 2007.

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Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
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Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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Walter Wolfrum by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.

Helmut Bennemann

Squadrons for : Helmut Bennemann
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Helmut Bennemann. 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.

JG53

Country : Germany
Founded : 1937
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG53

Pik-As was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. It operated in Western Europe and in the Mediterranean. Jagdgeschwader 53 - or as it was better known, the Pik As (Ace of Spades) Geschwader - was one of the oldest German fighter units of World War II with its origins going back to 1937. JG53 flew the various models of Bf-109 throughout the second world war.
Aircraft for : Helmut Bennemann
A list of all aircraft associated with Helmut Bennemann. 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 - Helmut Bennemann

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

26/08/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52SpitfireDover: 1500-1000m12.5Western Front
31/08/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52HurricaneSüdrand London: 3500m13.5Western Front
01/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52SpitfireSittingbourne: 4000m11.45Western Front
02/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52SpitfireCanterbury: 2000m14Western Front
07/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52HurricaneLondon: 4000-5000m17.55Western Front
15/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52HurricaneSüdrand London: 6000m15.3Western Front
15/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52HurricaneThemesmündung: 6000m15.3Western Front
15/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52HurricaneThemesmündung: 6000m15.4Western Front
24/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52Spitfire10km vor Dover: 2000-2500m14.35Western Front
24/09/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52Spitfirevor Dover: 2500-3000m14.4Western Front
12/10/1940Oblt. Helmut Bennemann2JG 52SpitfireSE London17.25Western Front
03/10/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52I-16-15.1Eastern Front
28/10/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52I-153-14.15Eastern Front
28/10/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52Il-2-14.25Eastern Front
29/10/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52I-18-8.17Eastern Front
14/11/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52DB-3-9.55Eastern Front
16/11/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52Pe-2-9.53Eastern Front
02/12/1941Oblt. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52I-61-14.2Eastern Front
27/05/1942Hptm. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52Il-260 83: 50m16.05Eastern Front
27/05/1942Hptm. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52Il-270 71: tiefflug19.2Eastern Front
31/05/1942Hptm. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52I-15360 864: 50m16.45Eastern Front
12/06/1942Hptm. Helmut Bennemann3JG 52LaGG-370 221: 1200m17.2Eastern Front
31/07/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Jak-107 181: 800m10.4Eastern Front
01/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Jak-107 853: tiefflug14.45Eastern Front
04/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-266 453: tiefflug5.13Eastern Front
05/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52I-15365 230: tiefflug10.13Eastern Front
05/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52I-15365 230: 20m10.13Eastern Front
10/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MBR-285 520: 100m15.5Eastern Front
13/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-386 771: tiefflug8.18Eastern Front
21/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52U-255 763: tiefflug8.4Eastern Front
22/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-354 433: 3000m8.25Eastern Front
22/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-364 173: tiefflug13.15Eastern Front
23/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-254 452: 2800m6.42Eastern Front
23/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-254 452: 2800m6.42Eastern Front
27/08/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-246 362: tiefflug14.27Eastern Front
03/09/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-357 753: tiefflug6.4Eastern Front
03/09/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-246 253: 100m14.35Eastern Front
04/09/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-246 412: 700m5.58Eastern Front
23/09/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-340 840: 3000m11.5Eastern Front
24/09/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-349 150: 2000m16.35Eastern Front
16/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-349 432: tiefflug9.55Eastern Front
17/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-349 273: 400m10.1Eastern Front
24/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-249 471: 6000m14.35Eastern Front
24/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52La-549 272: 1000m14.2Eastern Front
24/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Jak-149 131: 2500m11.05Eastern Front
25/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Jak-149 462: 1500m16.05Eastern Front
29/10/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-349 294: 4000m15.3Eastern Front
01/11/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-349 452: 1500m11.45Eastern Front
02/11/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-359 1439.5Eastern Front
26/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52La-501 762: 200m10.3Eastern Front
26/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-101 572: tiefflug10.5Eastern Front
27/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-201 721: 1500m11.29Eastern Front
28/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-291 864: 400m7.2Eastern Front
28/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-291 864: 300m7.22Eastern Front
28/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-291 863: 100m7.23Eastern Front
28/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-201 763: sicht7.3Eastern Front
28/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-201 783: 3000m10Eastern Front
28/12/1942Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-201 763: 2800m10.03Eastern Front
17/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-561 664: 2200m12.45Eastern Front
18/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-361 891: 400m16.1Eastern Front
19/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-562 110: 1000m10.13Eastern Front
19/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-560 212: 1000m10.13Eastern Front
19/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-261 851: 1000m10.42Eastern Front
19/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Pe-261 851: 1000m10.48Eastern Front
26/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52MiG-371 794: 300m9.15Eastern Front
29/03/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Il-761 451: 800m12.23Eastern Front
17/04/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-375 492: 200m11.16Eastern Front
17/04/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-374 424: tiefst. [S. Novorossiysk]11.23Eastern Front
17/04/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Airacobra75 431: 5000m15.07Eastern Front
17/04/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52Airacobra75 533: 3500m15.09Eastern Front
21/04/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-375 423: 400m9.25Eastern Front
27/04/1943Hptm. Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52LaGG-14.52Eastern Front
09/05/1943Major Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52I-16 Rata98 840: 1000m10.03Eastern Front
09/05/1943Major Helmut BennemannStab I.JG 52I-16 Rata98 730: 1000m10.06Eastern Front
15/12/1943Major Helmut BennemannStabJG 53B-26SW Circano [?]: 2000m11.15Western Front
25/04/1944Major Helmut BennemannStabJG 53B-2415km SW Forli: 5000m11.33Western Front
08/10/1944Obstlt. Helmut BennemannStabJG 53P-47--Western Front
29/10/1944Oberstltn. Helmut BennemannStabJG 53P-51u.a. Jöhlingen: 4300m11.45Western Front

Known Claims : 78

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