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Adolf Dickfeld - Pilot Profile - Adolf Dickfeld

Adolf Dickfeld

Victories : 136
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 17th May 2009


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron CrossAwarded Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross
Knights
Cross
Oak Leaves

A highly successful Ace, Adolf Dickfeld was posted to Russia with III/JG52 in 1941. He was one of the first pilots to score 100 victories. Later with JG2 in North Africa, and JG11 in 'Defence of the Reich', bringing his total to 136 victories. He was awarded the Knight's Cross. Sadly, Adolf Dickfeld died 17th May 2009.

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Adolf Dickfeld

Squadrons for : Adolf Dickfeld
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Adolf Dickfeld. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG11


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG11

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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 Dberitz 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 Dberitz 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 Luftwaffes first night kill over the RAF Bomber Command on the night of 25/26 on April 1940 when Ofw Frster 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 Mlders 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 Battles 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.

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 Gnther 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 : Adolf Dickfeld
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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 - Adolf Dickfeld

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

26/06/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52DB-3Raum Konstanza4.3Eastern Front
26/06/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52SB-2Raum Konstanza5.25Eastern Front
21/07/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52SB-2Donaumndung bei Sulina15.15Eastern Front
04/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-153Donaumndung bei Sulina14.28Eastern Front
04/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-18-14.37Eastern Front
04/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-16-19.03Eastern Front
11/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-16-12.23Eastern Front
14/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-16-10.42Eastern Front
16/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-165km SE Kiew8.58Eastern Front
16/08/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-165km SE Kiew8.59Eastern Front
05/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-153-15.03Eastern Front
05/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-153-15.09Eastern Front
17/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52R-10-7.18Eastern Front
17/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26-7.23Eastern Front
17/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52R-10-7.31Eastern Front
24/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-15-12.4Eastern Front
24/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-15-12.42Eastern Front
24/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-15SE Juschun12.43Eastern Front
24/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-15-12.44Eastern Front
24/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-15-12.46Eastern Front
25/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52Pe-2-15.2Eastern Front
25/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-61S. Kap Takyl15.24Eastern Front
25/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-61-15.26Eastern Front
30/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26--Eastern Front
31/10/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-6110km NE Sewastopol15.2Eastern Front
22/11/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26-14.27Eastern Front
23/11/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26-10.17Eastern Front
28/11/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26-10.29Eastern Front
28/11/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26-10.35Eastern Front
28/11/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-26-12.5Eastern Front
03/12/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-16-8.01Eastern Front
03/12/1941Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld7JG 52I-16-8.01Eastern Front
27/03/1942Ltn. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52R-5Werchow-Roganskoy: 10m10.31Eastern Front
13/05/1942Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld8JG 52MiG-15km E. Werch. Storganski: 1000m10.31Eastern Front
14/05/1942Ltn. Adolf Dickfeld8JG 52MiG-110km E. Stary Saltov: 1000m9.36Eastern Front
05/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52MiG-105 120: 1400m16.13Eastern Front
06/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-305 160: 1100m15.22Eastern Front
06/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52I-15305 271: 500m15.4Eastern Front
13/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Boston44 351: 1300m18.23Eastern Front
14/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Boston34 250: 2300m9.5Eastern Front
14/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Boston34 410: 300m10.22Eastern Front
16/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-334 492: 1500m15.4Eastern Front
16/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Il-234 494: 20m15.46Eastern Front
17/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 381: 800m7.48Eastern Front
17/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 383: 1000m7.49Eastern Front
18/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-334 644: 1200m13.18Eastern Front
18/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-334 662: 700m13.2Eastern Front
18/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52I-15334 484: 800m13.25Eastern Front
19/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 541: 2600m8.18Eastern Front
19/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52I-1534 433: 500m14.18Eastern Front
19/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-334 452: 1200m14.3Eastern Front
19/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52I-16 Rata34 621: 200m14.4Eastern Front
23/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Boston44 411: 1200m7.44Eastern Front
23/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 411: 1200m7.42Eastern Front
28/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 464: 1500m8.45Eastern Front
28/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Boston54 322: 1000m10.35Eastern Front
30/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-354 532: 2000m8.15Eastern Front
30/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-354 382: 800m8.31Eastern Front
30/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-354 544: 800m11.26Eastern Front
30/08/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-354 544: 800m11.27Eastern Front
02/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Il-244 442: 800m12.58Eastern Front
02/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Su-244 472: 100m13.03Eastern Front
04/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 472: 1400m16.43Eastern Front
04/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Boston44 453: 1000m15.25Eastern Front
05/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52BostonSE Mozdok: 2000m11.1Eastern Front
05/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-344 454: 800m11.12Eastern Front
10/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52Il-244 442: 200m16.05Eastern Front
10/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-31km S. Malsoluk: 200m16.06Eastern Front
17/09/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab III.JG 52LaGG-354 382: 3000m6.26Eastern Front
01/12/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab II.JG 2SpitfireN. Tebourda: 1700m15.35Western Front
03/12/1942Oblt. Adolf DickfeldStab II.JG 2P-3810km W. Bizerta: 5000m11.47Western Front
17/04/1943Hptm. Adolf DickfeldStab II.JG 11B-1705 Ost S/84/6/1 b. Stotel: 8500m13.08Western Front

Known Claims : 72

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