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Karl Hammerl

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Victories : 63
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 2nd March 1943

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
 The Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 54 Erich Rudorffer is depicted in Fw190A-6 'Black Double Chevron' over the misty forests of Finland in June 1944. Credited with 222 aerial victories, he survived being shot down no less than sixteen times and survived the war until eventually passing away in 2016 aged 98.

Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
 With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history  He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Walter Wolfrum, a Knight's Cross winning German WW2 Ace with 137 victories, in his Bf109G.

Walter Wolfrum by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 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.

Karl Hammerl

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


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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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.

Known Victory Claims - Karl Hammerl









02/06/1941Uffz. Karl Hammerl1JG 52BlenheimN. Texel18.55Western Front
07/06/1941Uffz. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Blenheim70km W. Borkum19Western Front
12/09/1941Uffz. Karl Hammerl1JG 52SpitfireDen Helder14Western Front
07/10/1941Uffz. Karl Hammerl1JG 52I-153-9.45Eastern Front
28/11/1941Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Il-2-14.58Eastern Front
30/11/1941Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52I-15-9.02Eastern Front
29/06/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Hurricane5km E. Bolschoye: 800m16.3Eastern Front
11/08/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52I-16 Rata76 554: 2000m6.45Eastern Front
12/08/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52I-1575 422: 5700m13.35Eastern Front
19/08/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-354 222: 30m5.48Eastern Front
27/08/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-346 421: 20m14.28Eastern Front
02/09/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Pe-246 273: 1500m5.45Eastern Front
02/09/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Pe-246 273: 1500m5.46Eastern Front
05/09/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Il-246 822: 10m15.55Eastern Front
10/09/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-346 132: 2000m16.32Eastern Front
30/09/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Il-249 153: 100m11.58Eastern Front
01/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-349 161: 2000m6.3Eastern Front
07/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-349 792: 7500m14.4Eastern Front
09/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-369 254: 4000m9.25Eastern Front
16/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-349 149: 200m8.33Eastern Front
16/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-349 281: 200m8.38Eastern Front
24/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-349 271: 1000m13.35Eastern Front
25/10/1942Fw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52MiG-348 213: 2800m11.3Eastern Front
29/01/1943Ofw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-372 433: 2500m6.45Eastern Front
06/02/1943Ofw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52LaGG-371 792: 20m11.45Eastern Front
28/02/1943Ofw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Il-2mH.40 422: 100m9.18Eastern Front
28/02/1943Ofw. Karl Hammerl1JG 52Il-240 421: 50m9.2Eastern Front

Known Claims : 27

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