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Peter Crump

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Victories : 31
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis

Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
The Luftwaffe had done everything in its power to pummel London into submission but they failed. By the end of September 1940 their losses were mounting. For weeks since the early days of September, London had been the main target for the Luftwaffe and during that time Luftwaffe High Command had grown increasingly despondent as their losses steadily mounted. Far from being on the brink of collapse RAF Fighter Command, though vastly outnumbered, had shown an incredible resilience. The fighting had reached a dramatic climax on Sunday 15th September when, bloodied and bruised, the Luftwaffe had lost the upper hand on a day of intense combat that had culminated with a humiliating retreat. Almost every day that had passed since then had seen the Luftwaffe do everything in its power to pummel London and regain the initiative, but the daylight raids were becoming increasingly costly. On Friday 27th September, 80 days after the Battle of Britain had officially begun, the Luftwaffe came once more, this time concentrating on the fastest bombers they had - Ju88s and Bf110s. And they came in force, principally targeting London and Bristol. Anthony Saunders' superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital's warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 - the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, </a>the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.  Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

Peter Crump

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


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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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 Knüppel, 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 Müncheberg, 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 Gäth, 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


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 - Peter Crump









27/08/1942Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire15km W. Berck-sur-Mer: 150m13.5Western Front
06/12/1942Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire15km NW Calais: 6800m12.42Western Front
12/12/1942Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire20km N. Dieppe11.3Western Front
23/01/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Mustang4-5km S. Montreuil: tiefflug13.45Western Front
23/01/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Mustang4-5km S. Montreuil: 80km13.46Western Front
26/01/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire5km N. Dunkirk12.45Western Front
03/02/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire5km NE Calais11Western Front
13/02/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfirebei Watten10.3Western Front
17/02/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire1km W. Cap Gris Nez: 1600m10.49Western Front
27/02/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire50-60km WNW Dunkirk: 7800m14.32Western Front
08/03/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26B-24 HSSN. Rouen14Western Front
24/03/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire10km NNW Cap Gris Nez: 600m10.15Western Front
31/03/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26B-17Themsemündung12.45Western Front
21/04/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26Spitfire2km S. Boismont: tiefflug12.17Western Front
14/05/1943Uffz. Peter Crump5JG 26B-1710km NW Vlissinghen13.3Western Front
20/06/1943Fw. Peter Crump5JG 26SpitfireVielles le Blequin: 7000m13.34Western Front
26/06/1943Fw. Peter Crump5JG 26P-4715-20km NW Somme Estuary: 300m19.1Western Front
30/07/1943Fw. Peter Crump5JG 26YB-40bei Arnheim10.3Western Front
09/09/1943Fw. Peter Crump5JG 26B-17Beauvais-Somme9.3Western Front
11/09/1943Fw. Peter Crump5JG 26Typhoon5-7km südl. Aumale: 3500m18.41Western Front
03/10/1943Fw. Peter Crump6JG 26SpitfireSF-9 bei Noyon18.5Western Front
24/10/1943Fw. Peter Crump6JG 26B-26S. Montdidier12.3Western Front
29/11/1943Fw. Peter Crump6JG 26SpitfireN. Ypres: 3000m10.05Western Front
29/04/1944Fw. Peter Crump7JG 26B-175km S. Reims13.3Western Front
05/05/1944Fw. Peter Crump7JG 26Spitfire15-17km NNW Mons: 150m8.31Western Front
12/06/1944Ltn. Peter Crump6JG 26P-47TC: 400m [Raum Rouen]6.23Western Front
02/07/1944Ltn. Peter Crump6JG 26SpitfireNW Caen: 2000m15.58Western Front
18/07/1944Ltn. Peter Crump9JG 54SpitfireAC-3: 1200m [N. Ivry-la-Bataille]9.32Western Front
25/07/1944Ltn. Peter Crump9JG 54P-51UB-78: 1200m [S. Bernay]20.11Western Front
27/07/1944Ltn. Peter Crump9JG 54P-51TA 5 300-2500m [S. Honfleur]7.17Western Front
11/11/1944Ltn. Peter Crump10JG 54MosquitoDR-5: [Tweelbäke SW Oldenburg]15.08Western Front
27/12/1944Ltn. Peter Crump10JG 54TempestMünster-Handorf13.00±Western Front
27/12/1944Ltn. Peter Crump10JG 54TempestMünster-Handorf13.00±Western Front
19/03/1945Oblt. Peter Crump13JG 26P-51Hemmelte13.45Western Front
28/03/1945Ltn. Peter Crump13JG 26P-47SW Münster11.5Western Front

Known Claims : 35

Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 20th October
20October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. D. Green of 248 Squadron, went Missing.
20October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O S. R. Gane of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
20October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. N. J. Stocks of 248 Squadron, went Missing.
20October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. Copcutt of 248 Squadron, went Missing.
20October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. V. Wood of 248 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
20October1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, P/O G. M. Baird of 248 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
20October1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt D. L. Burton of 248 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
20October1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. G. Osmand of 213 & 3 Squadrons, was Killed.
20October1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. Mathews of 23 Squadron, was Killed.


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