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Philipp, Hans (Jagdgeschwader 54)

Date of birth:
March 17th, 1917 (Meißen/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
October 8th, 1943 (Nordhorn/Lower Saxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hans Philipp achieved 206 victoeries in over 500 operational flights. He was the Kommandeur of I. / Jagdgeschwader 54 from February 17th 1942 till April 1st 1943. At the time of his death he was Kommandeur of Jagdgeschwader 1.

Promotions:
April 6th, 1936: Fahnenjunker;
January 1st, 1938: Leutnant;
June 1st, 1940:Oberleutnant;
November 18th, 1941: Hauptmann;
March 1943: Major;
October 1st, 1943: Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
October 10th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
September 28th, 1940
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkaptän, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 22nd, 1940
Details:
150th Luftwaffe Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
May 19th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Awarded on:
July 7th, 1941
Action:
Oberleutnant Philipp achieved his 31st, 32nd and 33rd aerial victory on July 4th.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkaptän, 4. Staffel, II. Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1941
Details:
33rd Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1942
Details:
8th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1942
Action:
Hauptmann Philipp, group commander in a fighter wing, achieved his 101st to 103rd aerial victory on the Eastern Front yesterday.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54 "Grünherz", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 18th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 1/70
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 27th, 1942
Action:
Hauptmann Philipp achieved his 108th to 110th aerial victory yesterday.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
August 8th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
September 15th, 1942
Red Krune Kralja Zvonimira II.Stupnja s Macevima
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold mit anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Awarded on:
March 18th, 1943
Action:
Major Philipp, group commander in a fighter wing, achieved his 203rd aerial victory by shooting down four planes yesterday.
Wehrmachtbericht
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Awarded on:
October 12th, 1943
Action:
The commodore of a fighter Wing, Oberstleutnant Hans Philipp, owner of the Oak Leaves with Swords to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, found a heroic death in aerial combat. With him the Luftwaffe lost one of its most outstanding fighter pilots and formation leaders, who has achieved 206 aerial victories.
Wehrmachtbericht

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wilco Vermeer
  • Photo: Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
  • - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Kurowski F., Oberleutnant Otto Kittel, Der erfolgreichste Jagdflieger des Jagdgeschwaders 54, Flechsig Verlag, Würzburg, 2007
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001
    - Luftwaffe Experten
    - Ritterkreuzträger Profile 11, Hans Philipp

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