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Eduard Neumann - Pilot Profile - Eduard Neumann

Eduard Neumann

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Victories : 13
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 9th August 2004

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


A veteran of the Spanish Campaign, Edward Neumann, at the start of the war, was leading 4./JG26 in France, later promoted Adjutant of I./JG27. He took part in the Balkan Campaign before moving in 1941 to North Africa, where I./JG27 was the only German fighter unit for the first nine months. In 1942 he became Kommodore of JG27, a position which he held throughout the remainder of the Desert Campaign. He was credited with moulding the careers of many outstanding pilots, the best known being the young Hauptmann Marseille. Following the defeat of Rommel's Afrika Korps at El Alamein JG27 covered their retreat back to Tunisia. When his wing left the desert, 'Edu' Neumann was transferred to the Staff of General of the Fighter Arm, where he remained until 1944. Promoted to Oberst in the autumn of that year, he took over as Fighter Commander of Northern Italy. Edu Neumann ended the war as one of the Luftwaffe's most highly respected Commanders. Died 9th August 2004.

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Eduard Neumann

Squadrons for : Eduard Neumann
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Eduard Neumann. A profile page is available by clicking the squadron name.
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JG132


Country : Germany
Founded : 1st April 1936
Fate : Became Stab./JG26 on 1st May 1939.
'Richthofen'

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JG132

Formed 1st April 1936 in Dberitz. Until 1st November 1938, JG132 carried the traditional name Richthofen. On 1st November 1938 redesignated Stab/JG131. Reformed 1st November 1938 in Dsseldorf. On 1st May 1939 redesignated Stab/JG26. From 1st April 1936, the squadron flew He51s and Bf109s (B and D) from Dberitz. From 1st November 1938 to 1st May 1939 the squadron flew Bf109 (D and E) from Dsseldorf.

JG26


Country : Germany
'Richthofen'

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JG26

Jagdgeschwader 26 Schlageter was a Luftwaffe fighter-wing of World War II. It operated mainly in Western Europe against Great Britain, France and the United States but also saw service against Russia. It was named after Albert Leo Schlageter, a World War I veteran and Freikorps member arrested and executed by the French for sabotage in 1923.

Commanders of II. Gruppe JG 26

Hptm. Werner Palm, 1 May 1939 27 June 1939
Hptm Herwig Knppel, 28 June 1939 19 May 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 20 May 1940 31 May 1940
Hptm. Erich Noack, 1 June 1940 24 July 1940
Hptm Karl Ebbighausen, 25 July 1940 16 August 1940
Hptm Erich Bode, 17 August 1940 3.10.40
Hptm Walter Adolph, 4 October 1940 18 September 1941
Hptm Joachim Mncheberg, 19 September 1941 21 July 1942
Hptm Conny Meyer, 22 July 1942 2 January 1943
Maj Wilhelm-Ferdinand Galland, 3 January 43 17 August 1943
Hptm Hans Naumann, 18 August 1943 8 September 1943
ObLt Johannes Seifert, 9 September 1943 25 November 1943
Maj Wilhelm Gth, 26 November 1943 1 March 1944
Hptm Hans Naumann, 2 March 1944 28 June 1944
Hptm Emil Lang, 29 June 1944 3 September 1944
Hptm Georg-Peter Eder, 4 September 1944 8 October 1944
Maj Anton Hackl, 9 October 1944 29 January 45
ObLt Waldemar Radener, 30 January 1945 22 February 1945
Hptm Paul Schauder, 23 February 1945 1 May 1945

JG27


Country : Germany
'Richthofen'

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JG27

Jagdgeschwader 27 Afrika was a World War II Luftwaffe Geschwader. It was most famous for service in the North African Campaign, supporting the Deutsches Afrikakorps.

Commanders of IV./JG 27

Hauptmann Rudolf Sinner, June 1943
Oberleutnant Dietrich Boesler (acting), September 1943
Oberleutnant Alfred Burk (acting), October 1943
Hauptmann Joachim Kirschner, 18 October 1943
Hauptmann Otto Meyer, 1 February 1943
Hauptmann Hanns-Heinz Dudeck, July 1944
Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Reinert, 2 January 1945
Aircraft for : Eduard Neumann
A list of all aircraft associated with Eduard Neumann. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.
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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 - Eduard Neumann

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

04/09/1937Ltn. Eduard Neumann3J/88Curtiss--Spanish Civil War
11/06/1938Ltn. Eduard NeumannStabJ/88Rata--Spanish Civil War
20/07/1940Hptm. Eduard NeumannStabJG 27Blenheim30km S. Portland19.15Western Front
08/08/1940Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27Spitfire40km S. The Needles13.55Western Front
11/09/1940Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneDungeness17.05Western Front
17/09/1940Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneGatwick16.3Western Front
17/09/1940Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneGatwick16.3Western Front
27/09/1940Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneOrpington10.15Western Front
15/06/1941Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27Hurricane10km W. Capuzzo17.3Western Front
08/07/1941Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27Hurricane5km E. Halfaya-Pass7.55Western Front
27/09/1941Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneW. Bardia10Western Front
23/11/1941Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneSidi Rezegh12.44Western Front
30/11/1941Hptm. Eduard NeumannStab I.JG 27HurricaneBir-el-Gobi: 3000m16Western Front

Known Claims : 13

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