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Alfred Grislawski - Pilot Profile - Alfred Grislawski

Alfred Grislawski

Victories : 133
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 19th September 2003


Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron CrossAwarded Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross
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Alfred Grislawski joined 9./JG52 in 1940, quickly becoming an Ace. An outstanding fighter pilot, his air victories were 133 in over 800 combat missions until he was severely wounded. he was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Died 19th September 2003.

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Alfred Grislawski

Squadrons for : Alfred Grislawski
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Alfred Grislawski. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG1


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG1

German World War II fighter unit or wing which used the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 aircraft, between 19401944. The name of the unit derives from Jagd, meaning hunt and Geschwader, meaning wing. First formed in May 1939 in eastern Prussia, I./JG 1 was one of the original groups created by the Luftwaffe as part of its expansion plans.

Between 1940 and 1942, JG 1 operated primarily over the Western Front and northern occupied Europe. During the initial days of the war, JG 1 faced little resistance, apart from occasional Royal Air Force (RAF) excursions. The unit was rarely engaged in large-scale confrontations during this time. From late 1942 onwards it was tasked with defense of the Reich duties. After D-Day, elements of JG 1 were moved to France and were tasked with air support to the army Wehrmacht, along with their air defense role. Operation Bodenplatte severely reduced the strength of JG 1.

Towards the end of the war, the unit was disbanded and its remaining pilots and aircraft were re-organized. What remained of these groups surrendered to Allied forces at the end of the war.

JG 1 was the first unit to attempt 'aerial bombing' techniques against the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) heavy bomber formations. It was the only unit to be equipped with the Heinkel He 162 jet fighter.

In 1944 the Oesau suffix was added to the unit's title, after its late Geschwaderkommodore Oberst Walter Oesau (127 kills), who was killed in action. Some 700 enemy aircraft were claimed shot down during the war.

JG28


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG28

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JG50


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG50

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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 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 : Alfred Grislawski
A list of all aircraft associated with Alfred Grislawski. 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 - Alfred Grislawski

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

01/09/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-16-18.15Eastern Front
03/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-16-17.02Eastern Front
05/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-26-13.05Eastern Front
06/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52V-11-7.55Eastern Front
14/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-16-7.14Eastern Front
14/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Il-2-9.1Eastern Front
30/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-153-9.35Eastern Front
30/10/1941Uffz. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52RZ--Eastern Front
04/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-16 Rata44 482: 1000m11.29Eastern Front
05/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52DB-744 442: 1500m18.25Eastern Front
06/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Boston44 414: 3000m13.35Eastern Front
06/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Jak-144 440: 2800m13.37Eastern Front
08/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Boston44 471: 2500m13.55Eastern Front
08/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Boston44 243: 2500m13.56Eastern Front
08/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Boston44 283: 2500m13.57Eastern Front
08/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Boston44 283: 2500m13.57Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52MiG-144 481: 1500m14Eastern Front
09/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52LaGG-344 450: 1500m14.44Eastern Front
13/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52LaGG-344 531: 500m13.05Eastern Front
14/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Su-244 531: 2000m10.35Eastern Front
14/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-16 Rata44 582: 500m14.25Eastern Front
16/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52LaGG-344 363: 2000m6.15Eastern Front
17/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52I-16 Rata54 324: 2500m14.27Eastern Front
17/09/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski9JG 52Su-254 344: 3500m14.28Eastern Front
04/10/1942Fw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Boston34 283: 4000m14.35Eastern Front
15/10/1942Fw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 434: tiefflug12.5Eastern Front
02/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-16 Rata44 842: 300m11.4Eastern Front
02/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-15344 814: tiefflug11.38Eastern Front
05/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 861: tiefflug8.27Eastern Front
05/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 792: 300m8.25Eastern Front
05/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 754: 200m12Eastern Front
05/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 872: 200m12.04Eastern Front
07/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 874: tiefflug11.1Eastern Front
24/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-343 131: 2000m11.55Eastern Front
27/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 733: tiefflug11.2Eastern Front
27/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 765: tiefflug11.24Eastern Front
29/11/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Pe-235 783: 6200m6.5Eastern Front
05/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-16 Rata44 721: 500m10.29Eastern Front
05/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Boston III44 792: 1500m13.1Eastern Front
05/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 763: 200m13.39Eastern Front
08/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52MiG-134 694: 00m9.25Eastern Front
10/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 282: 200m12Eastern Front
10/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 293: 200m12.02Eastern Front
10/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-244 434: 200m12.04Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52MiG-144 264: 250m9Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52MiG-144 291: 800m11.22Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52MiG-154 171: tiefflug11.25Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-16 Rata54 313: 800m11.4Eastern Front
13/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-354 171: 2500m11.53Eastern Front
14/12/1942Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Jak-144 293: 2500m11.42Eastern Front
08/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-335 714: 2000m6.35Eastern Front
08/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-335 734: 2000m6.4Eastern Front
09/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-16 Rata34 161: 500m9.2Eastern Front
09/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-235 721: 1500m13.35Eastern Front
16/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-15385 182: 300m10.15Eastern Front
18/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-16 Rata85 282: 1200m9.3Eastern Front
18/01/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52I-16 Rata05 282: 400m9.35Eastern Front
03/02/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Boston III06 313: 1500m13.55Eastern Front
04/02/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52MiG-175 481: 3000m7.23Eastern Front
10/02/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Pe-285 152: 4000m6.45Eastern Front
19/04/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-385 343: 3000m11.1Eastern Front
20/04/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-375 422: 4000m16.05Eastern Front
21/04/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG75 433: 900m5.55Eastern Front
23/04/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG75 424: 2000m17.12Eastern Front
23/04/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG75 451: 4000m17.05Eastern Front
27/04/1943Ofw. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG85 26810.5Eastern Front
03/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-2mH.75 262: 150m15.25Eastern Front
06/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG75 261: 1000m14.35Eastern Front
14/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52DB-3A45 850: 2000m11.17Eastern Front
28/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG76 864: 3000m6.25Eastern Front
28/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG76 842: tiefflug12.12Eastern Front
29/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG75 232: 400m11.2Eastern Front
31/05/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52Il-2mH.75 234: tiefflug9.53Eastern Front
03/06/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-585 112: 5500m8.55Eastern Front
03/06/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski7JG 52LaGG-576 861: 2000m11.02Eastern Front
17/08/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski1JGr. SdB-17Mannheim: 5500m11.3Western Front
17/08/1943Ltn. Alfred Grislawski1JGr. SdB-175km SW Rheinbollen: 5500m15.3Western Front
06/09/1943Oblt. Alfred Grislawski1JGr. 50B-17SE Stuttgart: 7000m10.4Western Front
14/10/1943Oblt. Alfred Grislawski1JGr. 50B-17S. Schweinfurt: 6000m14.38Western Front
29/11/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-1705 Ost S/ES: 8000m [Bassum-Syke Raum]14.45Western Front
01/12/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17PP 3: 8000m [Neuwied]11.45Western Front
01/12/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17ON 2-3: 8000m [SE Aachen]11.45Western Front
16/12/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17DK 5: 7000m [off De Koog: Texel]14.04Western Front
16/12/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17EK 2 in See: 7000m [SW Julianadorp]14.37Western Front
20/12/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17CS: 8000m [Brake-Beverstedt Raum]11.5Western Front
22/12/1943Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17GO-8: 8300m [N. Enschede]14.45Western Front
11/01/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-17-11.08Western Front
24/01/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski1JG 1B-1705 Ost S/NN-NJ: 7000m [Aachen-Brssels]11.4Western Front
09/04/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1B-17--Western Front
09/04/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1B-17--Western Front
13/04/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1B-24--Western Front
22/04/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1P-51--Western Front
13/07/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1TyphoonUU-1/TU-7: 6-800m [Caen/Carpiquet]18.15Western Front
14/07/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1P-51AU: 400m [Raum Falaise]19.17Western Front
19/07/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1Typhoon15 West S/UU-12: 300m [Raum Caen]20.32Western Front
12/08/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski8JG 1SpitfireBB 9-CB 3: 1800m [Perche]14.15Western Front
12/09/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski11JG 53B-17DG-EG-34/33: 8000m [Templin-Berlin]11.05Western Front
12/09/1944Hptm. Alfred Grislawski11JG 53B-17DG-EG-34/33: 8000m [Templin-Berlin]11.1Western Front
26/09/1944Hptm. Alfred GrislawskiStab III.JG 53P-3805 Ost S/JP 8: 800-1000m [S. Dlmen]16.54Western Front

Known Claims : 99

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