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Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden AD750 :
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim P4903 :
Flight Lieutenant Roy Pengilley added to aircrew database :
A pilot with 625 Sqn before being chosen for Pathfinders on Lancasters, joining 582 Sqn and completing 59 operations. Roy was wounded on a daylight operation spending two months in hospital, finally completing his tour in March 1945.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington T2610 : Airframe notes updated (added 10-02-1941 : Wellington lost engine power and ditched into the North Sea. The injured crew were rescued by the SS Tovelil two days later.)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley P4981 : Aircrew updated

Peter Crump

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

Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
 You can feel the tension in this evocative painting as Messerschmitt Bf109s from 7./JG2 Richthofen head out on a long-range fighter patrol in September 1940.  With the sun behind them they hope to launch a surprise attack on unsuspecting RAF aircraft, however these enemy raiders will soon be intercepted by some of Fighter Command's most determined 'defenders of the realm'.

Eye of the Sun by Robert Taylor.
 A Schwarm of Bf109s from JG-52 are about to peel away and, with the battle-cry <i>Horrido!</i> ringing in their ears, dive to attack the flight of enemy aircraft spotted below.  JG-52: the name alone brought terror into the hearts of the Red Air Force pilots.  By the end of the war the Luftwaffe's most successful Geschwader had claimed over 10,000 victories, and from within its ranks emerged the top three scoring Aces in the history of air combat; Gerhard Barkhorn, Gunther Rall and, of course, the highest scorer of them all - Erich Hartmann.
JG52 by Robert Taylor. (GS)
 The ancient Norman monastery on Mont St. Michel provides the majestic backdrop as a group of Me109s race across the coast returning to their forward base in northern France after a fighter sweep across the English Channel in early 1941.
Aces on the Western Front by Robert Taylor. (GS)
 Undetected, the battlecruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, together with the cruiser Prinz Eugen and supporting vessels, had escaped from the French port of Brest, and were making an audacious dash - in broad daylight and under the noses of the enemy - to the safety of the Elbe Estuary.  But first they must sail through the Straits of Dover, one of the narrowest and most heavily defended straits in the world.  Everything depended on surprise - and air cover.  Given the job of providing that air cover was one of Hitler's youngest Generals, Adolf Galland, who through diligent planning and daring tactics ensured the operation was a complete success. Galland later described the mission as one of the most important and successful of his career.
The Channel Dash by Robert Taylor. (GS)

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'

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of 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


Country : Germany
'Ace of Hearts'

Click the name above to see prints featuring aircraft of 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









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 : 26th November
26November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O N. R. Wheatcroft of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
26November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. D. K. Ashton of 32 Squadron, was Killed.
26November1940Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O W. P. Sprenger of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
26November1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. Lonsdale of 3 Squadron, was Killed.
26November1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O I. R. Stephenson of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
26November1944Heinrich Sterr, a WW2 Ace with 130.00 victories, died on this day
26November1944Horst Haase, a WW2 Ace with 82.00 victories, died on this day
26November1944Knight's Cross recipient Heinrich Sterr of 6./Jagdgeschwader 54 died on this day
26November2006Air Commodore Wilf Burnett DSO OBE DFC AFC, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
26November2008Staff Sergeant Edwin W Horton, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day


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