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Gunther Seeger

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


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
Knights
Cross

In February 1940, Gunther Seeger was an Unteroffizier with 3./JG2, scoring his first victory in the early days of the Battle of Britain. he served on the Channel Front until December 1942, including several months with the Geschwaderstabsschwarm. He transferred to the Mediterranean theatre with II./JG2 before joining 6./JG53. In February 1943 he joined 7./JG53 becoming Staffelkapitan in September 1944. Awarded the Knight's Cross, Gunther Seeger scored 56 victories.

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Gunther Seeger

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

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.

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 : Gunther Seeger
A list of all aircraft associated with Gunther Seeger. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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Fw190



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Manufacturer : Fokke-Wulf
Production Began : 1940
Retired : 1945

Fw190

The Focke-Wulf 190 development project began in 1937. Conceived as a hedge against total dependence on the Messerchmitt 109, the 190 was designed by Kurt Tank utilizing a radial engine. This was against generally accepted design criteria in Germany, and many historians believe that the decision to produce a radial engine fighter was largely due to the limited manufacturing capacity for in-line, water-cooled engines which were widely used on all other Luftwaffe aircraft. Despite these concerns, Tanks design was brilliant, and the 190 would become one of the top fighter aircraft of WWII. The first prototype flew in mid-1939. The aircraft had excellent flying characteristics, a wonderful rate of acceleration, and was heavily armed. By late 1940 the new fighter was ordered into production. Nicknamed the butcher bird, by Luftwaffe pilots, early 190s were quite successful in the bomber interceptor role, but at this stage of the war many Allied bombing raids lacked fighter escort. As the war dragged on, Allied bombers were increasingly accompanied by fighters, including the very effective P-51 Mustang. The Allies learned from experience that the 190s performance fell off sharply at altitudes above 20,000 feet. As a result, most Allied bombing missions were shifted to higher altitudes when fighter opposition was likely. Kurt Tank had recognized this shortcoming and began working on a high-altitude version of the 190 utilizing an in-line, water-cooled engine. Utilizing a Jumo 12-cylinder engine rated at 1770-HP, and capable of 2,240-HP for short bursts with its methanol injection system, the 190D, or Long Nose or Dora as it was called, had a top speed of 426-MPH at 22,000 feet. Armament was improved with two fuselage and two wing mounted 20mm cannon. To accommodate the changes in power plants the Dora had a longer, more streamlined fuselage, with 24 inches added to the nose, and an additional 19 inches added aft of the cockpit to compensate for the altered center of gravity. By mid 1944 the Dora began to reach fighter squadrons in quantity. Although the aircraft had all the right attributes to serve admirably in the high altitude interceptor role, it was not generally focused on such missions. Instead many 190Ds were assigned to protect airfields where Me-262 jet fighters were based. This was due to the latter aircrafts extreme vulnerability to Allied attack during takeoff and landing. The 190Ds also played a major role in Operation Bodenplatte, the New Years Day raid in 1945 which destroyed approximately 500 Allied aircraft on the ground. The High Command was impressed with the 190Ds record on this raid, and ordered most future production of the Doras to be equipped as fighter-bombers. In retrospect this was a strategic error, and this capable aircraft was not fully utilized in the role for which it was intended.

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 - Gunther Seeger

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

08/06/1940Uffz. Günther Seeger3JG 2Morane 406SW Soissons21.09Western Front
07/09/1940Uffz. Günther Seeger3JG 2SpitfireSW Heyfield18.4Western Front
07/09/1940Uffz. Günther Seeger3JG 2SpitfireE. Heybridge18.57Western Front
28/11/1940Uffz. Günther Seeger3JG 2SpitfireInsel Wight15.07Western Front
25/06/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2SpitfireSE Calais12.57Western Front
02/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2BlenheimS. Paradiere SE Merville: 2500m12.45Western Front
06/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire10km E. Dover14.45Western Front
10/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2SpitfireSE Cassel12.15Western Front
21/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire5km SE Boulogne20.45Western Front
23/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2SpitfireW. Hesdin20.4Western Front
23/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire20km SW Berck-sur-Mer20.48Western Front
23/07/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire15km N. Calais13.25Western Front
12/08/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire10km NNW Calais: 4200m11.45Western Front
16/08/1941Ofw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire10km NNW Calais19.42Western Front
21/08/1941Ofw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2SpitfireW. Calais: 5500m10.24Western Front
31/08/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2SpitfireLe Trait bei Rouen: 4500m20.08Western Front
20/09/1941Ofw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2SpitfireSommemündung16.41Western Front
21/09/1941Ofw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire10km ESE Dover16.42Western Front
13/10/1941Fw. Günther SeegerStabJG 2Spitfire10km W. Etaples15.4Western Front
19/08/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger3JG 2Spitfire8km N. Dieppe: 50m7.2Western Front
19/08/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger3JG 2Spitfire4km N. Dieppe: 50m11.33Western Front
19/08/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger3JG 2Spitfire7km N. Dieppe: 800m11.39Western Front
24/08/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger3JG 2Spitfire18km N. Boulogne12.2Western Front
31/10/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger3JG 2SpitfirePl.Qu. 1276/05 Ost: 600m18.08Western Front
28/11/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger11JG 2P-38--Western Front
02/12/1942Ofw. Günther Seeger11JG 2Spitfire10km W. Tebourda8.31Western Front
03/01/1943Ltn. Günther Seeger6JG 53Boston30km SW Kairouan: 400m12.26Western Front
03/01/1943Ltn. Günther Seeger6JG 53Boston30km SW Kairouan: 100m12.26Western Front
03/01/1943Ltn. Günther Seeger6JG 53P-4030km SW Kairouan: 100m12.21Western Front
05/01/1943Ltn. Günther Seeger6JG 53Spitfire8km W. Jafna12.02Western Front
22/03/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53B-17Cap Vito: 8000m16.03Western Front
31/03/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Mitchell35km NW Gabes: 30m13.57Western Front
10/05/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53P-382km S. Haranzeh: 7500m13.57Western Front
21/05/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53P-3855km SW Marsala: 8000m12.15Western Front
05/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53B-1717km S. Fl.Pl. Gerbini: 7000m11.37Western Front
06/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Spitfire8km NE Ragusa: 800m15.05Western Front
10/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Spitfire-19.36Western Front
10/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Spitfire-19.32Western Front
12/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Spitfire4km W. Avola: 2500m19.32Western Front
12/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Spitfire4km W. Avola: 4000m19.35Western Front
12/07/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Spitfire1km S. Syracuse: 2400m19.42Western Front
16/08/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53B-24Forenza: 6000m12.5Western Front
19/08/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53B-1725km SW Foggia: 7000m12.15Western Front
20/08/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Lightning5km NE Marsa: 2500m12.35Western Front
22/08/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53Marauder60km SW Insel Capri: 800m12.22Western Front
10/11/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53B-1715km N. Firenze: 7500m [Frient]11.55Western Front
16/12/1943Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53P-3830km SE Padua: 7500m12.3Western Front
29/01/1944Ofw. Günther Seeger7JG 53B-26-14.21Western Front
29/04/1944Oblt. Günther Seeger4JG 53B-17HB-2: 7000m [SW Königslutter]11.1Western Front
11/05/1944Oblt. Günther Seeger4JG 53B-17Raum Trier: 6000m18.46Western Front
12/06/1944Oblt. Günther Seeger4JG 53B-24DR-1: 6000m [NW Rennes]10.21Western Front
02/07/1944Oblt. Günther Seeger4JG 53Spitfire10km SE Caen: 1200m15.16Western Front
09/07/1944Oblt. Günther SeegerII.JG 53P-4710km SW Caen13.3Western Front
09/07/1944Oblt. Günther SeegerII.JG 53P-4710km SW Caen13.31Western Front
22/08/1944Oblt. Günther Seeger7JG 53P-38SG 2: 4800m [Jussy N. Tergnier]19.27Western Front
13/10/1944Oblt. Günther Seeger7JG 53P-47SQ-9: 2000m [N. Ramstein]15.44Western Front
07/04/1945Oblt. Günther Seeger7JG 53Auster-16.09Western Front
13/04/1945Oblt. Günther Seeger7JG 53P-47-18.35Western Front

Known Claims : 58

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