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August-Wilhelm Schumann

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Victories : 20
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 6th September 1941


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.

August-Wilhelm Schumann

Squadrons for : August-Wilhelm Schumann
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by August-Wilhelm Schumann. 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 GŁnther Rall. The unit flew the various marks of the Messerschmitt Bf 109 exclusively through the war.

Known Victory Claims - August-Wilhelm Schumann

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

31/10/1938Ltn. August-Wilhelm Schumann2J/88Curtiss--Spanish Civil War
28/12/1938Ltn. August-Wilhelm Schumann2J/88Rata--Spanish Civil War
30/12/1938Ltn. August-Wilhelm Schumann2J/88Rata--Spanish Civil War
04/02/1939Ltn. August-Wilhelm Schumann2J/88Curtiss--Spanish Civil War
14/05/1940Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52Bloch 210Raum Sedan14.05Western Front
20/10/1940Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52Spitfire-15.44Western Front
26/04/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52SpitfireNW Littlestone14.17Western Front
22/06/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52DB-3-10.11Eastern Front
22/06/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52DB-3-10.15Eastern Front
02/07/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52I-153-18.06Eastern Front
03/07/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52DB-3E. Borissow18.3Eastern Front
14/07/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52DB-3-17.06Eastern Front
23/07/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52Pe-2-6.32Eastern Front
26/07/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52SB-2-4.05Eastern Front
27/07/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52DB-3-10.13Eastern Front
22/08/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52Il-2-13.2Eastern Front
27/08/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52I-18-16.01Eastern Front
01/09/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52I-18-18.4Eastern Front
04/09/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52I-18-8.12Eastern Front
06/09/1941Oblt. August-Wilhelm Schumann5JG 52I-18-18.03Eastern Front

Known Claims : 20

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