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Baumann, Helmut (Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders')

Date of birth:
October 2nd, 1917 (Quedlinburg, Halberstadt, Saxe-Anhalt - Germany)
Date of death:
February 17th, 1944 (Over Vallarenello, South of Rome - Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Pomezia
Plot: U. Grave: 622.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

1940: with 3./ Aufkl.Gr. 12
30.06.1941-01.02.1944 : Feldwebel, 5./ JG 51
08.07.1942: Feldwebel, 5./ JG 51 WIA when his Bf 109 F-2 was shot down North of Shisdra in Russia
17.01.1943: Feldwebel, 5./ JG 51 WIA when his Bf109 G-2 trop. Werknummer 10650 was shot down by Spitfires 5 km South-East of Gabes in Tunisia
01.03.1943: Feldwebel, awarded the Ehrenpokal
16.01.1944: Feldwebel in II./ JG 51 awarded the DKiG
01.02.1944: promoted to Leutnant
02.1944: assigned to Lfl.Kdo. 2
02.1944: again transferred to II./ JG 51
17.02.44: KIA when his Bf 109G-6 Werknummer 160770 coded 'KT+LZ' was shot down by Spitfires in the vicinity of Vallarenello, 15km South of Rome - bailed out too low and his parachute failed

Pilot credited with 23 victories:

30.06.1941: his first Soviet victory, a SB-3
14.12.1941: two DB-3s
16.03.1942: one Soviet U-2
29.08.1942 : one Il-2 in North Africa
26.11.1942: one P-40 at Map Quadrant 91624 in North Africa
17.12.1942: one Spitfire recorded North of Djedeida - Tunisia
07.01.1943: one P-38 50km South-West of Gabès - Tunisia
15.01.1943: two victories, a B-26 and a P-38 respectively 40km and 12km North-West of Gabès - Tunisia
13.07.1943: during the Sicilian campaign, he downed a B-25 15 km East of Marsala
14.10.1943: one B-17 Fortress in the Koblenz/Schweinfurt area
16.01.1944: one A-20 80 km South West of Civitavecchia - Italy
20.01.1944: one B-17 Fortress South West of Rome - Italy
03.02.1944: one Marauder South East of Orvieto - Italy
07.02.1944: one Spitfire South West of Frascati - Italy

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer - 5./ Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders'
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
5./ Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders'
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
5./ Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders'
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
5./ Jagdgeschwader 51 'Mölders'
Awarded on:
August 1942
WIA 08.07.1942 + 17.01.1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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