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Alfred Burk

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Victories : 56
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis

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.

Alfred Burk

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


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

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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.


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of JG27

Jagdgeschwader 27 Afrika was a World War II Luftwaffe Geschwader. It was most famous for service in the North African Campaign, supporting the Deutsches Afrikakorps.

Commanders of IV./JG 27

Hauptmann Rudolf Sinner, June 1943
Oberleutnant Dietrich Boesler (acting), September 1943
Oberleutnant Alfred Burk (acting), October 1943
Hauptmann Joachim Kirschner, 18 October 1943
Hauptmann Otto Meyer, 1 February 1943
Hauptmann Hanns-Heinz Dudeck, July 1944
Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert, 2 January 1945


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 Günther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.

Known Victory Claims - Alfred Burk









21/05/1940Ltn. Alfred Burk7JG 2Morane 406Compiègne19.20±Western Front
26/05/1940Ltn. Alfred Burk7JG 2Morane 406Amiens10.06Western Front
04/08/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-16Kiew17.2Eastern Front
17/09/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-16SE Kiew10.52Eastern Front
05/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-26SE Krasnokutschk14.1Eastern Front
05/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-26SE Krasnokutschk14.12Eastern Front
05/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-26W. Bogoduchow14.15Eastern Front
23/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-61Mola-Eli16.11Eastern Front
23/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-16Eshli-Aliketsch16.18Eastern Front
24/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-16Kap Takyl16.2Eastern Front
25/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-61S. Tashli-Dair15.21Eastern Front
31/10/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-61SE Simferopol16Eastern Front
08/11/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-61bei Rostow15.02Eastern Front
09/11/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-18ENE Dajakowi13.5Eastern Front
23/11/1941Ltn. Alfred Burk8JG 52I-16SE Rostow10.15Eastern Front
01/08/1943Oblt. Alfred Burk11JG 27B-240416/23 Ost: 2000m19.1Western Front
07/10/1943Oblt. Alfred Burk11JG 27Beaufighter50-60km vor Insel Skarpanto: 100-150m11.3Western Front
10/10/1943Oblt. Alfred Burk11JG 27B-1720km NW Megara: 6500m12.04Western Front

Known Claims : 18

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