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Karl-Heinz Schnell

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Victories : 72
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Country : Germany
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Axis

This pilot scored 5 or more victories during the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.

Awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
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 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.
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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.
 Two Dornier D.335s have the snow cleared from their positions on the apron at Oberpfaffenhoffen early in 1944.  Furthest aircraft is prototype D0.335A-10, CP+UL (V11), two-seat trainer whilst VP+GH (102) occupies the foreground.

Snowbound at Oberpfaffenhoffen by Ivan Berryman.

Karl-Heinz Schnell

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JG51

Country : Germany
Founded : August 1939
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JG51

Jagdgeschwader 51 Mölders was a Luftwaffe fighter wing during World War II, named after the fighter ace Werner Mölders in 1942. JG 51's pilots won more Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes than any other Jagdgeschwader, and flew combat from 1939 in all major theatres of war. Flying Bf 109s and then FW 190s, the wing claimed over 8,000 air victories. Experten included 'Toni' Hafner, Heinz Bär, Richard Leppla, Karl-Gottfried Nordmann, Günther Schack and the legendary Mölders.

Formed in August 1939, and commanded by 48-year-old World War I ace Onkel Theo Osterkamp, the early months of the war JG 51 was based in the West, fighting in the French campaign, and in the Battle of Britain. From late June to mid July JG 51 was the only fighter Geschwader engaged against the RAF constantly. During the whole battle JG 51 lost 68 pilots, the highest casualty rate of the Luftwaffe fighter units engaged. JG 51 was one of the two Geschewader that had four Gruppen. The other being JG 1.

Four Bf 109 of JG 51 in France 1940Whilst based out of the Belgian airfield at Mardyik in late 1940, the German ace Josef Pips Priller was a Staffelkapitän with JG 51, flying Bf 109-E Yellow One. Josef Priller went on to score over 100 victories, the third highest scoring Luftwaffe day fighter ace on the Western Front, fighting solely against the Western Allies.

Against the Western Allies JG 51 had claimed 345 aircraft destroyed by May 1941. JG 51 were therefore one of the Jagdwaffe's elite units, with 'top ten' aces at this time including Werner Mölders with 68 claims, Walter Oesau with 34 claims, and Hermann-Friedrich Joppien with 31. Major Werner Mölders became unit Geschwaderkommodore during July 1940 and led the unit into the invasion of Russia in June 1941.

Barbarossa (1941)

Claiming 69 kills on the first day of the offensive, by 30 June 1941 JG 51 became the first fighter Geschwader to claim 1,000 air victories (113 kills in 157 sorties were claimed for the day). On 24 June JG 51 claimed 57 bombers shot down for the day. Mölders became the first fighter pilot to reach 100 claims in August and in the same month JG 51's Oberfeldwebel Heinz Bär reached 60 claims and was decorated with the Oak Leaves. A total of 500 Soviet claims was reached on 12 July 1941, although 6 pilots had been lost by JG 51 in the intervening 3 weeks since the offensive had started.

After Mölders' departure in September 1941 (and death later that year) the Geschwader adopted his name as a title of honor in early 1942. Jagdgeschwader 51 Mölders was to remain on the centre sector of the Russian front throughout the rest of 1941. However Oberstleutnant Friedrich Beckh ( one of the few fighter pilots to wear spectacles) proved an uncharismatic commander after Mölders, and it was not until Major Karl-Gottfried Nordmann took over in April 1942 that a worthy successor to Mölders was found. In the period 22 June - 5 December 1941 the unit destroyed 1,881 Soviet aircraft, in return for 84 losses in aerial combat and a single aircraft on the ground.

Air support for the Wehrmacht's Army Group Centre was entrusted to General Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen's VIII. Fliegerkorps. In early January 1942, among the fighter units available to von Richthofen were II, III and IV/ JG 51. With the onset of the sub-zero conditions of the Russian winter, the majority of JG 51's available aircraft became grounded.

The Russian winter counter offensive forced III./ JG 51 into flying numerous fighter-bomber operations in direct support of the infantry, and the gruppe filed few aerial 'kill' claims through January 1942. II./ JG 51 however, accounted for most of VIII. Fliegerkorps's aerial victories during the Soviet offensive. Particularly successful was the duo of Lt. Hans Strelow and Ofw. Wilhelm Mink, both of 5. JG 51. They claimed five MiG-3s of 16 IAP on 4 January (Mink claimed three) and 9 days later Mink claimed a Pe-2 and Strelow destroyed two R-Z biplanes for his 30th and 31st victories. On 4 February, Strelow increased his victories to 36 by shooting down four Russian aircraft. The 19 year-old Strelow claimed his 40th victory on 28 February and claimed 4 victories on both 6 March and 17 March. The next day he was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes and also shot down seven Soviet aircraft. He was awarded the Eichenlaub on 24 March, his claims total at 66.

Normandy (1944)

7./JG 51, (with Bf 109G-6's) was attached to II./JG 1 in May 1944 from Brest-Litovsk, with pilots arriving at Störmede late in May and hurriedly converting to the FW-190. (It was later renamed 8./JG 1 on 15 August 1944 when the four-Staffeln Gruppe became standard) 7. Staffel was led by Ritterkreuzträger (Knight's Cross winner) Hptm. Karl-Heinz Weber with 136 confirmed kills. Its two other experten were Lt. Friedrich Krakowitzer (23 kills) and Ofhr. Günther Heckmann with 12 kills.

7./JG 51 joined II. Gruppe with 15 pilots on strength at the end of May, and during the first two months of the Normandy campaign the staffel was decimated, with twelve pilots killed, one POW and one severely wounded.

As the war turned against Germany JG 51 was forced to operate closer and closer to Germany, finally staging out of East Prussia.

Known Victory Claims - Karl-Heinz Schnell

DATE

PILOT

UNIT

JG

CLAIMED

LOCATION

TIME

FRONT

29/05/1940Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schnell3JG 20SpitfireNE Calais19.15Western Front
11/06/1940Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schnell3JG 20BeaufortEstrées-S. Rouen19.35Western Front
28/06/1940Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schnell3JG 20Hurricane10km W. Calais19.2Western Front
30/06/1940Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schnell3JG 20BlenheimS. St. Omer12.5Western Front
24/08/1940Ltn. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Curtiss P-36-9.4Western Front
28/08/1940Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51HurricaneCanterbury: 6000m18.1Western Front
04/09/1940Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SpitfireS. London14.24Western Front
04/09/1940Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51HurricaneS. London14.25Western Front
25/10/1940Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Hurricane-13.15Western Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-10.58Eastern Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-14Eastern Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-14Eastern Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-17.51Eastern Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-17.52Eastern Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-17.53Eastern Front
24/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-17.53Eastern Front
26/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-10.55Eastern Front
26/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2SE Wygonowskie See15.5Eastern Front
29/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51SB-2-17.5Eastern Front
30/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-14.28Eastern Front
30/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-18.55Eastern Front
30/06/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-35km NE Bobruisk19Eastern Front
02/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-14.5Eastern Front
05/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-15.22Eastern Front
05/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-15.23Eastern Front
11/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-19.2Eastern Front
11/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-6.25Eastern Front
11/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-14.07Eastern Front
13/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51I-16 Rata-16.45Eastern Front
13/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51I-16 Rata-16.55Eastern Front
28/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3--Eastern Front
29/07/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51DB-3-18.1Eastern Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-13.07Eastern Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-13.09Eastern Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-13.05Eastern Front
09/08/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-13.05Eastern Front
11/08/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-230km NE Jelnja7.45Eastern Front
13/08/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-254 414: tiefflug17.08Eastern Front
07/09/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51Pe-2-12.25Eastern Front
07/09/1941Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell9JG 51I-16 Rata-17.4Eastern Front
28/05/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51Il-2N. Kistowka-Roslavl: 800m9.35Eastern Front
02/07/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-236 212: tiefflug17.5Eastern Front
02/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-247 554: 300m13.15Eastern Front
02/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-247 552: 300m13.2Eastern Front
02/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-247 542: 300m13.25Eastern Front
02/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-247 553: 500m15.1Eastern Front
02/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-247 581: 500m18.37Eastern Front
03/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-247 554: 400m12.35Eastern Front
08/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Pe-247 524: 2000m18.24Eastern Front
22/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Pe-254 434: 400m16.01Eastern Front
22/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-254 421: tiefflug18.35Eastern Front
22/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-254 42118.35Eastern Front
23/08/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-254 414: tiefflug17.31Eastern Front
05/09/1942Oblt. Karl-Heinz Schnell5JG 51Il-2SE Styschupka17.03Eastern Front
26/09/1942Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51LaGG-347 521: 2000m12.25Eastern Front
29/01/1943Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51Il-263 451: 100m10.2Eastern Front
29/01/1943Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51Il-263 451: 100m10.22Eastern Front
29/01/1943Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51Il-263 451: 100m10.25Eastern Front
06/02/1943Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51Il-263 624: 50m13.25Eastern Front
24/02/1943Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51Il-244 434: 200m10.25Eastern Front
09/03/1943Hptm. Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51LaGG-363 294: 3000m8.12Eastern Front
13/05/1943Major Karl-Heinz SchnellStab III.JG 51LaGG-363 223: 1200m5.1Eastern Front

Known Claims : 62

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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

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