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Maximilian Stotz - Pilot Profile - Maximilian Stotz

Maximilian Stotz

Victories : 189
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis
Died : 19th August 1943


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

Hauptmann Max Stotz was born 13 February 1912 in Mannswörth, Lower Austria. He was presumed to have been killed in action on 19 August 1943 near Vitebs. Max Stotz was a German former Luftwaffe flying ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Max Stotz was officially credited with shooting down 189 enemy aircraft claimed in more than 700 combat missions. Following aerial combat on 19 August 1943 with a large formation of Yakovlev fighters Stotz bailed out and was not seen again. He was last seen drifting down over Soviet held territory.

His awards:

Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe for Fighter Pilots in Gold with Pennant
German Cross in Gold on 1 December 1941 as Oberfeldwebel in the 4./JG 54
Iron Cross (1939) 2nd and 1st class
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Knight's Cross on 19 June 1942 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 5./JG 54
137th Oak Leaves on 30 October 1942 as Oberfeldwebel and pilot in the 5./JG 54


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Maximilian Stotz

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

JG54


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG54

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.

JG76


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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JG76

JG76
22.7.44 - 8.44 Rotenburg Bf 109G
8.44 - 28.8.44 Athis (France) Bf 109G
28.8.44 - 10.44 Freiburg Bf 109G Controlling:
II./JG52
10.44 - 11.44 Felsoe-Abrany Bf 109G
11.44 - 1.45 Imely (Hungary) Bf 109G Controlling:
I./JG53, II./JG52, II./JG51 and ung. JGr.101
1.45 - 3.45 Veszprem Bf 109G Controlling:
I./JG53, II./JG52, II./JG51 and ung. JGr.101
3.45 - 4.45 Wien Bf 109G Controlling:
I./JG53, II./JG52, II./JG51 and ung. JGr.101

.Gruppe: 1/JG76

Gruppenkommandeure:
Hptm Wilfried Müller-Rienzburg, 1.5.39 - 1.40
Maj Richard Kraut, 2.40 - 4.7.40
Formed 1.5.39 in Wien-Aspern. On 4.7.40 redesignated II./JG54. Used Bf 109E fighters.

Bases:
5.39 - 8.39 Wien-Aspern
8.39 - 9.10.39 Ottmütz - various forward airfields were used in Poland.
9.10.39 - 2.11.39 Gelnhausen
2.11.39 - ?2.40 Frankfurt/Rhein-Main
2.40 - 5.40 Walldorf, Ober-Olm (there 10.5.40)
5.40 - 21.6.40 used various airfields in the West, including Ghent, Evreux, Vitry-en-Artois, Poiz, Paris-Orly and Orleans
21.6.40 - 4.7.40 Waalhaven and Vlissingen

Known Victory Claims - Maximilian Stotz

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

07/11/1939Uffz. Maximilian Stotz3JG 76Potez 63Völklingen-Western Front
14/05/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz1JG 76BattleSedan16.15Western Front
14/05/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz1JG 76BattleSedan16.15Western Front
19/05/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz1JG 76Potez 63-14.15Western Front
19/05/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz1JG 76Morane 405W. Laon18.3Western Front
03/06/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz1JG 76CurtissW. Epernay15.2Western Front
06/06/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz3JG 76CurtissNW Amiens21Western Front
06/06/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz3JG 76CurtissNW Amiens21Western Front
08/07/1940Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54BlenheimS. Rotterdam14.1Western Front
26/06/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54SB-2-20.15Eastern Front
08/07/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-15Ostrow2.53Eastern Front
23/07/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-9Eastern Front
11/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-16-15.4Eastern Front
13/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-16-9.25Eastern Front
13/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-16-18.25Eastern Front
15/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-14.35Eastern Front
18/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54DB-3-10.5Eastern Front
18/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-10.58Eastern Front
19/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-16-18Eastern Front
27/08/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-5.55Eastern Front
09/09/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-10.1Eastern Front
10/09/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-12.45Eastern Front
11/09/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-10.45Eastern Front
12/09/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-9.05Eastern Front
14/09/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-18Eastern Front
16/09/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-18-7.15Eastern Front
25/10/1941Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-16-15.55Eastern Front
02/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54I-16 Rata00 154: 1500m16.2Eastern Front
04/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-129 781: 800m15.5Eastern Front
04/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-129 751: 200m15.51Eastern Front
04/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-129 725: 50m15.53Eastern Front
07/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-146 260: 1000m16.1Eastern Front
07/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-146 260: 1000m16.12Eastern Front
09/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Pe-247 34: 500m10.17Eastern Front
09/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Pe-247 86: 600m10.15Eastern Front
09/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 87: 1500m10.18Eastern Front
10/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 592: 1500m13.4Eastern Front
10/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 583: 1500m13.41Eastern Front
10/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 535: 2000m13.42Eastern Front
10/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Il-246 254: tiefflug14.15Eastern Front
11/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 842: 2000m6.4Eastern Front
11/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 593: 1500m7.4Eastern Front
11/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-347 592: 1800m7.43Eastern Front
16/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGGW. Grolovskoye: 900m7.38Eastern Front
16/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4055 874: 900m7.41Eastern Front
19/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4054 162: 1000m13.45Eastern Front
19/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4054 134: 1000m13.47Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54MiG-364 172: 1000m7.3Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54MiG-364 172: 1000m7.35Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Pe-264 174: tiefflug7.38Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-164 171: 3000m15.4Eastern Front
22/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-164 143: 3000m15.45Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-154 264: 2500m7Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4054 262: 3500m7.03Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-154 420: 2000m13.05Eastern Front
23/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-154 284: 300m13.08Eastern Front
24/08/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-154 261: 1000m16.35Eastern Front
01/09/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 164: 1500m7.24Eastern Front
15/09/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-128 114: tiefflug11.12Eastern Front
15/09/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-128 121: tiefflug11.15Eastern Front
22/09/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 163: 2500m13.25Eastern Front
22/09/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4021 293: 1000m14.08Eastern Front
25/09/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4028 211: 2000m17.52Eastern Front
04/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-338 75: 2500m13.55Eastern Front
05/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-338 64: 2500m7.45Eastern Front
05/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-338 59: 2500m7.05Eastern Front
06/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-338 551: Bodennähe12.35Eastern Front
06/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-138 632: 2000m13Eastern Front
07/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-138 53: 2000m10.12Eastern Front
20/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Il-219 751: 500m13.28Eastern Front
23/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 211: 2000m16.25Eastern Front
26/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 131: 1500m8.4Eastern Front
26/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 123: 200m8.41Eastern Front
29/10/1942Ofw. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-329 792: 2000m7.28Eastern Front
03/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-128 14: 2000m12.3Eastern Front
04/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54La-518 251: 1000m10.43Eastern Front
04/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54La-518 263: 1200m10.45Eastern Front
04/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54La-528 321: 2000m13.5Eastern Front
04/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Il-228 124: tiefflug13.58Eastern Front
06/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-318 261: 200m11.38Eastern Front
06/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54La-529 763: 200m12.23Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 113: 200m13.57Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-329 773: 200m13.58Eastern Front
12/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54La-529 781: 200m14Eastern Front
25/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Airacobra28 141: 300m10.41Eastern Front
25/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Airacobra28 173: 110m10.43Eastern Front
25/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Airacobra18 292: 100m10.45Eastern Front
29/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 342: 600m9.17Eastern Front
29/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 183: 100m9.3Eastern Front
29/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-329 761: 100m11.4Eastern Front
29/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 112: 1000m11.45Eastern Front
29/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 112: tiefflug11.47Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-329 582: tiefflug13.55Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 141: 2500m13.49Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-318 261: 1500m13.47Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Il-228 123: 500m13.45Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-318 261: 1000m11.4Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-329 771: 200m8.56Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 111: 1000m8.54Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 113: 1200m8.52Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-328 141: 1700m8.51Eastern Front
30/12/1942Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-318 262: 2000m8.5Eastern Front
06/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Kittyhawk25 113: 1300m7.51Eastern Front
06/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Kittyhawk25 111: 1500m7.5Eastern Front
06/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-325 113: 800m7.53Eastern Front
06/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-325 121: 1000m7.52Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 194: 3000m10.35Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 193: 3000m10.36Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 193: 3000m10.37Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 192: 3000m10.38Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 271: 3000m12.1Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 253: 3000m12.11Eastern Front
14/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 194: 3000m12.12Eastern Front
15/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-100 234: 200m11.15Eastern Front
25/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 152: 3000m9.44Eastern Front
25/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 142: 3000m9.45Eastern Front
25/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 161: 2000m9.48Eastern Front
26/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 112: 2000m10.57Eastern Front
26/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Jak-110 151: 800m10.59Eastern Front
26/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 171: 600m11.25Eastern Front
26/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-311 773: 3000m14Eastern Front
26/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 111: 2000m14.03Eastern Front
26/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-311 773: 2000m14.05Eastern Front
27/01/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-310 752: 1200m10.42Eastern Front
09/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 161: 2000m10.1Eastern Front
09/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-510 123: 500m10.12Eastern Front
09/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4000 421: 2000m13.12Eastern Front
11/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4000 281: 1800m9.51Eastern Front
11/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Curtiss P-4000 273: 100m10.06Eastern Front
11/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-300 282: 1300m9.54Eastern Front
19/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Il-228 354: 800m11.52Eastern Front
19/02/1943Ltn. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54Il-228 441: 800m11.54Eastern Front
21/02/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-518 464: 2500m9.11Eastern Front
21/02/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz4JG 54LaGG-518 463: 2500m9.12Eastern Front
21/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-370 231: 1500m19.07Eastern Front
21/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54I-15371 883: 800m15.27Eastern Front
22/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-510 414: 2500m11.01Eastern Front
22/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-510 442: 200m11.07Eastern Front
26/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-310 123: 3000m19.5Eastern Front
26/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-310 152: 2000m19.52Eastern Front
26/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-310 142: 2000m19.55Eastern Front
30/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-301 892: 6500m20.01Eastern Front
30/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54Curtiss P-4010 161: 2000m20.25Eastern Front
30/05/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-301 892: 6300m20Eastern Front
01/06/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-320 121: 5000m16.05Eastern Front
05/06/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-710 333: 4000m11.5Eastern Front
05/06/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-710 411: 4000m11.51Eastern Front
21/06/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-310 142: 2000m10.2Eastern Front
21/06/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-310 113: 2500m10.22Eastern Front
09/08/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-354 583: 2000m16Eastern Front
11/08/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-345 751: 2000m18.35Eastern Front
12/08/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-345 754: 3000m7.53Eastern Front
12/08/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-345 753: 3000m7.56Eastern Front
15/08/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-344 693: 1200m16.04Eastern Front
15/08/1943Oblt. Maximilian Stotz5JG 54LaGG-344 694: 1200m16.05Eastern Front

Known Claims : 155

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