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Peter Crump - Pilot Profile - Peter Crump

Peter Crump

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

Latest Axis Aviation Artwork !
 The Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 54 Erich Rudorffer is depicted in Fw190A-6 'Black Double Chevron' over the misty forests of Finland in June 1944. Credited with 222 aerial victories, he survived being shot down no less than sixteen times and survived the war until eventually passing away in 2016 aged 98.

Erich Rudorffer by Ivan Berryman.
 With 275 victories credited, Gunther Rall is the third highest scoring Ace in history  He was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.

Gunther Rall by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Walter Wolfrum, a Knight's Cross winning German WW2 Ace with 137 victories, in his Bf109G.

Walter Wolfrum by Ivan Berryman. (P)
 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny 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.


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 : 18th March
18March1918A McCudden, a WW1 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
18March1919Orazio Pierozzi, a WW1 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day
18March1920Franz Buchner, a WW1 Ace with 40.00 victories, died on this day
18March1942Hauptmann Georg Christl of III./Zerstörergeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Leutnant Hans Strelow of 5./Jagdgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Orth of 4./Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Oberleutnant of the Reserves Heinrich Krafft of 3./Jagdgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1942Oberleutnant of the Reserves Johannes Kiel of I./Zerstörergeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1943Hauptmann Heinz Schumacher of 10./Jagdgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1945Hans Waldmann, a WW2 Ace with 134.00 victories, died on this day
18March1945Hauptmann Rudolf Kramer of Kampfgeschwader 26 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18March1945Knight's Cross recipient Hans Waldmann of 6./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
18March1958G Olley, a WW1 Ace with 13.00 victories, died on this day
18March2008John Curry, a WW2 Ace with 7.00 victories, died on this day

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