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Erich Schmidt - Pilot Profile - Erich Schmidt

Erich Schmidt

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Victories : 47
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 3rd August 1941

This pilot scored 5 or more victories during the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

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 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.
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Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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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.

Erich Schmidt

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


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.


Country : Germany
Founded : 1937
'Ace of Hearts'

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of 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.

Known Victory Claims - Erich Schmidt









12/08/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireInsel Wight12.37Western Front
31/08/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-20.42Western Front
05/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-16.35Western Front
09/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-18.55Western Front
15/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-12.44Western Front
15/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire10km S. London: 4000m13.08Western Front
15/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-15.36Western Front
17/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-16.41Western Front
27/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-13.33Western Front
30/09/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Spitfire-14.33Western Front
02/10/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireThemesmündung11.06Western Front
02/10/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireThemesmündung11.1Western Front
05/10/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53HurricaneThemesmündung12.33Western Front
07/10/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireMayfield14.2Western Front
10/10/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireThemesmündung: 4500m11.3Western Front
01/11/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireTunbridge Wells: 5000m12.45Western Front
30/11/1940Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SpitfireN. Dover: 5000m11.3Western Front
22/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-7.15Eastern Front
22/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DJ-6-11.35Eastern Front
22/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-18.25Eastern Front
22/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DJ-6-20.45Eastern Front
25/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SB-3-8.33Eastern Front
25/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53SB-3-11.3Eastern Front
26/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-7.28Eastern Front
26/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-7.41Eastern Front
27/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-5.08Eastern Front
27/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-14.57Eastern Front
27/06/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-18.34Eastern Front
02/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-153-20.09Eastern Front
04/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-12.21Eastern Front
14/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-18.05Eastern Front
26/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-9.35Eastern Front
26/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-10.1Eastern Front
26/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-10.12Eastern Front
26/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-18.28Eastern Front
26/07/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53DB-3-18.32Eastern Front
02/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-18-13.45Eastern Front
05/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-18-10.41Eastern Front
05/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-18-10.46Eastern Front
07/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-10.22Eastern Front
19/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-13.05Eastern Front
23/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-18-17Eastern Front
25/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53V-11-14.55Eastern Front
27/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-153-16.25Eastern Front
29/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-16-15.35Eastern Front
29/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-18-15.44Eastern Front
29/08/1941Ltn. Erich Schmidt9JG 53I-18-15.46Eastern Front
18/05/1943Ofw. Erich Schmidt7JG 53Lightning35km NW Maréttimo14.15Western Front
19/05/1943Ofw. Erich Schmidt9JG 53Curtiss P-4010km SE Catania: 6000m14.2Western Front
13/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-551 341: 3200m17.46Eastern Front
15/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-551 172: 3800m7.26Eastern Front
15/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-551 341: 4200m10.46Eastern Front
20/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-551 771: 1800m14.49Eastern Front
20/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Jak-151 541: 1800m10.55Eastern Front
21/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-551 543: 1600m6.24Eastern Front
23/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Jak-188 281: 1400m15.58Eastern Front
24/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-388 424: 1200m6.09Eastern Front
24/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Il-2mH.88 332: tiefst.14.58Eastern Front
24/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52LaGG-588 413: 1000m17.57Eastern Front
28/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Il-2mH.40 222: 800m11.21Eastern Front
29/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Jak-151 894: 1800m6.49Eastern Front
29/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Jak-160 321: tiefst.16.1Eastern Front
29/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Il-2mH.60 273: 200m16.04Eastern Front
30/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Il-2mH.88 734: 800m16.51Eastern Front
30/08/1943Oblt. Erich Schmidt6JG 52Jak-188 732: 1200m16.54Eastern Front

Known Claims : 65

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