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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
Sergeant Oliver Beard added to aircrew database :
Killed aged 21 on 4th July 1943 when his Stirling BK718 WP-M of No.90 Sqn was shot down and crashed near Cologne. He is buried in Overloon War Cemetery. Son of John Oliver Beard and Margaret Beard, of Rock Ferry, Cheshire.
JGr101 added to the squadrons database.
567 Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
Warrant Officer David Fraser added to aircrew database :
Was on his 4th Operation as a Rear Gunner with 115 Sqn on Wellingtons when he was shot down by night fighters on a raid to Hamburg on 10th May 1941. He then spent 4 years as a Prisoner of War.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim T2282 :
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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 !
 On the morning of 15th October 1943, as Bf109G's from III./JG52 dive into attack a group of Russian fighters high over Zaporozhye in south-east Ukraine, their Kommandeur Hauptmann Günther Rall pounces on a Soviet La-5 to claim his 222nd victory.  During this astonishing one month period Rall shot down 40 aircraft and at the end of November 1943 achieved 250 victories - at the time only the second Ace to do so after Walter Nowotny.  By the time he was posted back to the West, he was well on the way to his final score of 275 victories, making him the third highest-scoring Ace in history.  Had he not been wounded in action numerous times and forced to spend months in hospital, he might well have been the highest-scoring Ace of them all.

Knight of the Reich by Robert Taylor.
 Brimming with overconfidence, few on board the Japanese carrier Sōryū noticed the SBD Dauntless bombers gathering overhead.  Within a matter of minutes a few courageous US Navy pilots would change the course of history.  Anthony Saunders' new action-packed painting recreates the scene from the Battle of Midway as the SBD Dauntless pilots pull out of their death-defying dives having delivered their 1000lb bombs perfectly on target with three direct hits on the Japanese carrier.  Already there is utter chaos aboard the Sōryū as exploding ammunition and igniting fuel erupt onto the flight deck from the hangars below.  Secondary explosions rip through the ship, fires rage beyond control and her hull shudders to contain the violent inferno.  The Sōryū is doomed.
Midway - Attack on the Soryu by Anthony Saunders.
 <p align=center><i>Rising Sun is normally a companion print to The Legend of Colin Kelly.  We have one available to sell individually.</i></b><br>

Rising Sun by Robert Taylor.
 Shortly after mid day on 26th August 1940, a Bolton-Paul Defiant of 264 Sqn claimed a victory that was to make history many decades later.  Dornier Do.17Z2, Wk No 1160 of 7/III KG.3 had been part of a raiding force sent to attack targets in Essex.  Attacked from below, the Do.17 suffered terminal damage and came to rest in the shallow waters of the Goodwin Sands, near Deal in Kent.  Two of her crew died in the incident, but two others survived and became prisoners of war.  In June 2013, over seventy years later, 5K+AR was raised from the water to be put on display at the RAF Museum in Hendon, becoming the only example of its type to survive anywhere in the world.

5K+AR Sole Survivor by Ivan Berryman.

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 : 30th March
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
30March1918Alan Jerrard of No.66 Squadron RFC was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
30March1941Former Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. A. L. Du Vivier of 229 Squadron, was Killed.
30March1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. M. F. Dewar of 229 Squadron, was Killed.
30March1944Cyril Barton of No.578 Squadron RAF was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross
30March1945 Carroll Bennett of 339th Fighter Group, 504th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
30March1945 James Hurley of 352nd Fighter Group, 328th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
30March1945 John Guy of 364th Fighter Group, 383rd Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
30March1945 John Landers of 78th Fighter Group, shot down a Me262
30March1945 Kenneth Scott of 361st Fighter Group, 376th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
30March1945 Patrick Moore of 55th Fighter Group, 343rd Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
30March1945 Robert Sargent of 339th Fighter Group, 504th Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
30March1945 Thomas Thain of 78th Fighter Group, shot down a Me262
30March2010Alfred Ambs, a WW2 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
30March2010Leutnant Alfred Ambs, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

 

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