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Peter Crump

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


Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
 The Junkers Ju.287 V1 bomber prototype was a typical example of Germany's research into advanced aerodynamics at the end of World War II. Featuring forward swept wings and four Jumo 004B-1 Orkan axial-flow turbojets, this extraordinary aircraft made several successful flights before the project was curtailed by the war's end. RS+RA is shown on a test flight, carrying a cine camera in front of the fin to record airflow by means of wool tufts glued to the wings and fuselage sides. The characteristics of forward swept wings are only now being re-evaluated, 70 years after Junkers' first tentative steps into the unknown.

A New Shape in the Sky by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Messerschmitt Bf109E-7Bs belonging to III./JG27, during the Balkan Campaign of 1941.  The yellow and white painted areas were used as recognition markings, so that they were not fired upon by friendly ground units during their low-level sorties.

Messerschmitt Bf109E-7/Bs by Jerry Boucher.
 Fiat CR.42 'Falco' belonging to 162a Squadriglia, 161ø Gruppo, Regia Aeronautica.  The unit badge bears the words <i>Varda che te sbrego!</i> - 'Beware - I'll tear you open!'.

Fiat CR.42 'Falco' by Jerry Boucher.
 It is a record likely to stand for all time, Erich Hartmann's tally of 352 victories is more than any other pilot in history.  Posted to JG52 over Russia in August 1942 his new Kommodore, Dieter Hrabak, placed the novice pilot under the guidance of Paule Rossman, one of the unit's most experienced and respected Aces.  However, during his very first combat Hartmann became so disorientated that he got lost in cloud and ran out of fuel.  His undoubted skill as a pilot enabled him to survive the inevitable crash-landing, but a few days later and just minutes after scoring his first ever victory, he was shot down - again crash-landing. This time he only just escaped from his burning aircraft before it exploded.  Any other new pilot might have succumbed but Hartmann was made of sterner stuff and , with Rossman's help and guidance, it was not long before everyone in JG52 realised that he possessed exceptional skill.  By the summer of 1943 <i>the Blond Knight</i> and his colleagues were flying up to six missions a day and having now perfected his technique, it was unusual for him to finish a day without a victory.  Never claiming to be an expert marksman, his approach, which took nerves of steel and great flying skills, was to get as close to his enemy as possible before opening fire at the last minute.  Often flying head on, the risks of collision and damage were great - of the sixteen times Hartmann was brought down, eight were as a result of flying into the debris of his victim!  Hartmann's 352 victories were achieved with JG52 - all except one.  It happened during a brief two week spell at the beginning of February 1945 when the top Ace was placed in temporary command of I./JG53.  His new unit were based in Hungary where German Army Group South was in bitter retreat and the fighting was as tough and relentless as ever.  <i>The Blond Knight</i>portrays Erich Hartmann climbing out of his Bf109 G-6 at Weszperem's snow-covered airfield after returning from another arduous mission leading Stab I./JG53 with whom, on 4th February he downed a Yak-9.  It was his 337th victory.

The Blond Knight by Robert Taylor.

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.
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JG26

Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

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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 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

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.

Known Victory Claims - Peter Crump

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

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

Aviation History Timeline : 19th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
19August1917Otto Jager, a WW1 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
19August1927William Erwin, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
19August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. A. P. Studd of 66 Squadron, was Killed.
19August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. M. P. Digby-Worsley of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
19August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. H. Want of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
19August1940Hauptmann Anton Keil of II./Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1940Hauptmann Walter Rubensdörffer of Erprobungsgruppe 210 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1941 David Scott-Malden of No.603 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
19August1942 David Scott-Malden of North Weald Wing, shot down a Do217
19August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O G. R. Bennette of 17 Squadron, was Killed.
19August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. D. Pool of 266 & 72 Squadrons, was Killed.
19August1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. E. Scott of 73 Squadron, was Killed.
19August1942Wing Commander Edward Philip Patrick Gibbs of Middle Wallop Wing shot down a Do217
19August1943 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me109
19August1943Feldwebel Werner Stein of 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1943Hauptmann Friedrich-Wilhelm Strakeljahn of 14. (Jabo)/Jagdgeschwader 5 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1943Knight's Cross recipient Max Stotz of 5./Jagdgeschwader 54 died on this day
19August1943Leutnant Karl Schmid of 14. (Eis)/Kampfgeschwader 27 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1943Maximilian Stotz, a WW2 Ace with 189.00 victories, died on this day
19August1943Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Trenkel of 2./Jagdgeschwader 52 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1943Oberleutnant Franz Schmidt of III./Kampfgeschwader 55 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Heinz Hackler of III./Jagdgeschwader 77 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Johann Pichler of 7./Jagdgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow of 1./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Hauptmann Franz Dörr of III./Jagdgeschwader 5 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Hauptmann Werner Schmidt of 9./Kampfgeschwader 55 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Oberleutnant Alfred Teumer of Staffelkapitän of 7./Jagdgeschwader 54 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Oberleutnant Hans-Heinrich Koenig of I./Jagdgeschwader 11 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Oberleutnant Manfred Goetze of 8./Schlachtgeschwader 10 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Oberst Adolf Jäckel of Transportgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1944Stabsarzt Dr. med. Ernst Gadermann of III./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
19August1986W Beaver, a WW1 Ace with 19.00 victories, died on this day

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