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Ulrich Wernitz - Pilot Profile - Ulrich Wernitz

Ulrich Wernitz

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Victories : 101
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 23rd December 1980

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

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Ulrich Wernitz

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


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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I./JG 54 was initially formed as I./JG 70 near Nuremberg in July 1939, just two short months before hostilities broke out. As was to become tradition within Grunherzgeschwader, the Gruppe took the Nurember coat-of-arms (a veritcally divided shield with a black heraldic bird on the left, and red and white diagonal stripes on the right) to represent the region the unit came from.

On September 15, 1939, I./JG 70 was redesignated I./JG 54

The initial unit designation for II./JG 54 was I./JG 138. This unit was raised in 1938 after the Austrian annexation. Naturally many Austrian nationals were recruited when I./JG 138 was formed. The Aspern coat of arms (black lion's head surmounting a white cross on a red field) was taken by the Gruppe for its identity.

I./JG 138 was briefly designated I./JG 76 before finally becoming II./JG 54 on April 6, 1940.

The III./JG 54 has its roots in Prussia. Initially I./JG 21, the members were drawn from the Jesau region in Prussia. The modified Jesau coat-of-arms (a shield with a Jesau cross with three diving aircraft on a red background, with a white outline on the shield) was adopted as the Gruppe's own.

On July 15, 1939, I./JG 21 was redesignated III./JG 54. However, the bureaucratic nature of the young Luftwaffe was such that it was over a year before records would reflect the new designation. Consequently, III./JG 54 fought in Poland and France as I./JG 21.

Kommodoren of JG 54 :

Major Martin Mettig; 2 Feb 40 to 25 Aug 40.
Oberst Hannes Trautloft; 25 Aug 40 to 5 Jul 43.
Major Hubertus von Bonin; 6 Jul 43 to 15 Dec 43.
Oberstleutnant Anton Mader; 28 Jan 44 to Sep 44.
Oberst Dieter Hrabak; 1 Oct 44 to 8 May 45.

Known Victory Claims - Ulrich Wernitz









08/01/1942Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz1JG 54SB-2S Guijke: 20m13.14Eastern Front
01/05/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-500 333: 800m16.56Eastern Front
21/05/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-510 464: 50m19.07Eastern Front
24/05/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Curtiss P-4010 184: 1500m18.53Eastern Front
01/06/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54Jak-110 293: 4200m4.58Eastern Front
18/06/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54LaGG-321 753: 3500m6.28Eastern Front
16/07/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54Jak-954 487: 800m7.54Eastern Front
16/07/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54Jak-954 498: 600m8.03Eastern Front
17/07/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54Jak-954 121: 50m3.55Eastern Front
23/07/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54Il-254 333: 250m8.55Eastern Front
01/08/1943Uffz. Ulrich WernitzStabJG 54LaGG-510 183: 2800m11.22Eastern Front
09/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-307 743: 4000m6.55Eastern Front
09/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-307 751: 3500m6.59Eastern Front
09/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-907 753: 3200m7Eastern Front
12/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-515 943: 50m10.55Eastern Front
13/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-915 561: 1500m8.43Eastern Front
20/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-906 163 NW fer Zennitza-See: 3500m9.14Eastern Front
22/10/1943Uffz. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5[15 342] N. Gorki: 4000m8.15Eastern Front
15/12/1943Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-206 167: 150m9.08Eastern Front
01/01/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-206794: 150m12.55Eastern Front
06/01/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-905 151: 3000m10.43Eastern Front
08/01/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-996684: 3000m9.3Eastern Front
15/01/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-505 161: 2000m12.26Eastern Front
07/02/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-506 784: 4500m7.5Eastern Front
30/03/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-970 694: 2000m12.32Eastern Front
30/03/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-570 352: 3500m15.26Eastern Front
02/04/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-260 462: 500m11.45Eastern Front
04/04/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-96044 Mitte: 2500m9.52Eastern Front
19/04/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-270 693: 300m9.25Eastern Front
08/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-970 331: 1300m14.13Eastern Front
08/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Curtiss P-4070 313: 1500m14.01Eastern Front
16/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-970 523: 30m10.2Eastern Front
28/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-370 693: 5500m8.42Eastern Front
29/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-960 432: 2200m10.11Eastern Front
29/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-970 452: 800m10.18Eastern Front
29/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-560 412: 2500m10.06Eastern Front
30/05/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-970 433: 2300m21.11Eastern Front
15/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9SP-33: 1000m7.1Eastern Front
15/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9RP-9.47.15Eastern Front
15/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5RP-7.2: 1880m7.18Eastern Front
15/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2SP-6.2: 40m7.25Eastern Front
19/06/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz5JG 54Il-281 484: 100m12.1Eastern Front
28/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54LaGG-3QT-8.4: 1800m12.1Eastern Front
28/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39QT-3219.32Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2OS-9.4: 800m11.36Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39OS-2.7: 500m11.5Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9PS-7.3: 1500m15.02Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9OS-5.3: 900m16.01Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2OT-1.4: 600m16.1Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39OT-2.1: 50m16.14Eastern Front
30/06/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2PS-5.8: 50m19.48Eastern Front
03/07/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39OS-7.7: 3500m [Polotsk]11.38Eastern Front
03/07/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39OS-5.7: 1800m [Polotsk]11.46Eastern Front
16/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-3900 34: 2500m5.13Eastern Front
17/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Pe-2OP-7.4: 500m [SW Druya]17.11Eastern Front
17/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Pe-2OP-5.7: 500m [SW Druya]17.14Eastern Front
21/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9NM-4.6: 3000m19.15Eastern Front
21/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9OM-2.4: 2500m19.17Eastern Front
21/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9OM-5.2: 2000m19.21Eastern Front
21/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9ON-5.5: 50m14.4Eastern Front
27/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5NL-8.2: 1600m [Skopishki]14.5Eastern Front
27/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5NL-8.3: 1400m [Skopishki]14.52Eastern Front
27/07/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5NL-8.9: 1.500m [Skopishki]14.53Eastern Front
01/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5KH-26 500m11.01Eastern Front
01/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5KH-79 200m11.06Eastern Front
01/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5LH-45 10m11.1Eastern Front
01/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5KG-95: 2800m19.45Eastern Front
05/08/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2LN-2.3: 1200m [Livenhof]14.42Eastern Front
05/08/1944Ofw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2LN-3.7: 100m [Livenhof]14.47Eastern Front
07/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54AiracobraKN-4.1: 150m [NE Kreutsburg]16.11Eastern Front
15/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9LF-9.3: 2200m9.11Eastern Front
15/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9LF-7.4: 2800m9.13Eastern Front
15/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9LF-3.4: 2200m9.22Eastern Front
15/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39LK-4.5: 800m13.32Eastern Front
16/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2LK-5.8 100m10.11Eastern Front
16/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2LK-8.2 100m10.13Eastern Front
23/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Il-2JN-5.3: 150m11.09Eastern Front
24/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-57965: 3200m17.41Eastern Front
25/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9LG-7.1: 3500m12.46Eastern Front
25/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54La-5LG-4.9: 2900m12.47Eastern Front
25/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9KG-4.5: 2700m12.49Eastern Front
28/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54P-39LG-6.1: 2500m15.5Eastern Front
28/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Pe-2LG-2.2: 2800m16.12Eastern Front
28/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Jak-9JM-5.4/57 584: 6500m10.26Eastern Front
28/08/1944Fw. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54Pe-2JM-8.1/57 291: 2000m10.28Eastern Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
05/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front
26/03/1945Ltn. Ulrich Wernitz3JG 54--Western Front

Known Claims : 94

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