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New victory claim added : He111 claimed on 26th September 1940 by Jozef Jeka of No.238 Sqn RAF
New victory claim added : Ju88 (Half shared victory.) claimed on 14th July 1941 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Rae : Squadrons updated (added No.149 Sqn RAF), Squadron service dates updated
New victory claim added : Me109 claimed on 8th November 1941 by Stanislaw Brzeski of No.317 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Pilot Officer Oliver Bertram Morrogh-Ryan : First name updated (now Oliver Bertram), Deceased updated, Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated (added No.68 Sqn RAF), Airframes updated, Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Pilot Officer)

Gunther Scholz

Victories : 22
Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis

After seeing action in the Spanish campaign, Gunther Scholz flew with 7./JG54 in Poland and France, and during the Battle of Britain. Transferring to the Eastern Front he flew with III./JG5 from February 1942, later with Geschwaderstab JG5. In July 1944 he was posted to Norway. Scholz was awarded the Iron Cross I and finished the war with 33 victories.

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)

Gunther Scholz

Squadrons for : Gunther Scholz
A list of all squadrons known to have been served with by Gunther Scholz. 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 JG5

Eismeer was a Luftwaffe fighter Wing that served during World War II. As the name Eismeer (Ice Sea) implies, it was created to operate in the far North of Europe, namely Norway, Scandinavia and northern parts of Finland, all nearest the Arctic Ocean. Just over two dozen fighter aircraft that once served with JG 5 during the war still survive in the 21st century, more than from any other combat wing of any of the Axis air forces of World War II.


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 - Gunther Scholz









19/08/1938Ltn. Günther Scholz3J/88Rata--Spanish Civil War
13/05/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz1JG 21CurtissE. Löwen: 3500m6.4Western Front
20/05/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz1JG 21Morane 406W. Péronne: 2000m18.22Western Front
26/05/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz1JG 21CurtissLens-Douai: 3000-3500m9.06Western Front
26/05/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz1JG 21CurtissRaum Lens-Douai9.16Western Front
25/08/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SpitfireW. Folkestone: 7500m20.1Western Front
28/08/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54Hurricane-17.2Western Front
02/09/1940Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54Spitfire-13.35Western Front
28/09/1940Oblt. Günther ScholzStab III.JG 54Spitfire-11.07Western Front
23/06/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-2-11.5Eastern Front
30/06/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54DB-3-12.1Eastern Front
30/06/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54DB-3-12.12Eastern Front
30/06/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54DB-3-12.14Eastern Front
06/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-3E. Ostrow10Eastern Front
06/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-3E. Ostrow10.07Eastern Front
07/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-3-15.4Eastern Front
07/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-3-15.41Eastern Front
10/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-3E. Pleskau9.15Eastern Front
12/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54DB-3-16Eastern Front
14/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54I-16 Rata-3.3Eastern Front
21/07/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54SB-3-20.55Eastern Front
01/08/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54DB-3-19.05Eastern Front
19/09/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54I-153-14Eastern Front
26/09/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54I-18-16.07Eastern Front
30/09/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54I-153-15.4Eastern Front
04/10/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54I-18-8.35Eastern Front
11/10/1941Oblt. Günther Scholz7JG 54I-26-11.1Eastern Front
06/02/1942Hptm. Günther ScholzStab III.JG 5Curtiss P-4037 Ost/20 882: 4000m11.1Eastern Front
06/02/1942Hptm. Günther ScholzStab III.JG 5Curtiss P-4037 Ost/20 882: 4000m11.1Eastern Front
18/05/1942Hptm. Günther ScholzStab III.JG 5Hurricane-10.25Eastern Front
14/07/1942Hptm. Günther ScholzStab III.JG 5HurricaneMurmansk: 4500m12.35Eastern Front
12/08/1942Hptm. Günther ScholzStab III.JG 5MiG-129 12: 4000m14.3Eastern Front
26/06/1943Fw. Günther Scholz5JG 26P-4720km N. Neufchâtel: 2500m19Western Front
18/08/1943Major Günther ScholzStab III.JG 5KittyhawkW. Kap Korabelnyj: 1000m16.24Eastern Front

Known Claims : 34

Aviation History Timeline : 27th November
27November1925Maurice Bizot, a WW1 Ace with 10.00 victories, died on this day
27November1940British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub/Lt R. M. S. Martin of 808 Squadron, was Killed.
27November1941Oberstleutnant Werner Marienfeld of Kampfgeschwader 54 was awarded the Knight's Cross
27November1942Leutnant Karl Fitzner of 1./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 was awarded the Knight's Cross
27November1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. E. Marshall of 73 Squadron, was Killed.


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