Klöpper, Heinz

Date of birth:
January 9th, 1918 (Groß-Bülten-Peine/Hannover, Germany)
Date of death:
November 29th, 1943 (Vollenhove, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Oberleutnant Heinrich Klöpper was killed on 29th November 1943. At that moment he was Staffelkapitän of 7. / Jagdgeschwader 1. His plane was shot down in a dogfight with 2 US Army Air Force P-38 Lightning fighters and he crashed near castle "de Oldenhof" in the vacinity of Vollenhove, the Netherlands.

Victories (list is not complete):
With 2. / Jagdgeschwader 77:
15-05-40, Morane 406, not confirmed;
1; 05-10-40: Spitfire, 12.35u;
With 11. / Jagdgeschwader 51:
22-06-41: SB-3, 16.25h;
24-06-41: SB-3, 09.30h;
26-06-41: DB-3, 10.48h;
30-06-41: R-10, 13.15h;
11-07-41: Pe-2, 10.32h;
11-07-41: I-16, 15.35h;
16-07-41: DB-3, 10.14h;
26-07-41: DB-3, 09.12h;
04-08-41: Pe-2, 08.30h;
08-08-41: Pe-2, 05.10h;
09-08-41: SB-3, 11.20h;
09-08-41: I-16 Rata, 18.20h;
09-08-41: Pe-2, 18.55h;
13-08-41: I-18, 09.58h;
14-08-41: I-18, 15.30h;
08-09-41: I-18, 05.40h;
09-09-41: R-3, 12.50h;
09-09-41: DB-3 14.40h;
09-09-41: DB-3, 14.55h;
06-10-41: Pe-2, 13.20h;
06-10-41: I-18, 17.00h;
12-10-41: I-18, 16.05h;
27-10-41: LaGG-3, 15.20h;
27-10-41: LaGG-3, 15.23h;
29-05-42: LaGG-3, 13.25h;
04-06-42: MiG-3, 15.10h;
13-06-42: MiG-3, 12.35h;
05-07-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 11.30h;
05-07-42: I-16 Rata, 11.45h;
07-07-42: LaGG-3, 13.30h;
07-07-42: LaGG-3, 13.40h;
07-07-42: MiG-3, 16.55h;
07-07-42: MiG-3, 17.10h;
07-07-42: MiG-3, 17.16h;
11-07-42: LaGG-3, 05.52h;
11-07-42: LaGG-3, 05.53h;
11-07-42: LaGG-3, 05.57h;
11-07-42: LaGG-3, 19.45h;
13-07-42: MiG-3, 16.02h:
27-07-42: LaGG-3, 06.00h;
01-08-42: LaGG-3: 11.07h;
01-08-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 11.15h;
01-08-42: U-2, 11.22h;
02-08-42: MiG-3, 14.45h;
03-08-42: LaGG-3, 09.20h;
03-08-42: MiG-3, 10.00h;
04-08-42: Pe-2, 05.20h;
04-08-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 05.25h;
04-08-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 05.27h;
04-08-42: MiG-3, 15.25h;
04-08-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 18.35h;
05-08-42: MiG-3, 11.30h;
05-08-42: MiG-3, 11.35h;
09-08-42: LaGG-3, 06.00h;
09-08-42: Hurricane, 12.10h;
09-08-42: Hurricane, 12.12h;
19-08-42: LaGG-3;
23-08-42: MiG-3, 18.00h;
23-08-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 18.15h;
24-08-42: Il-2 Sturmovik, 07.30h;
24-08-42: P-39 Aircobra, 12.17h;
25-08-42: LaGG-3, 06.40h;
28-10-42: MiG-3, 14.20h;
28-10-42: Yak-1, 15.03h;
29-10-42: MiG-3, 15.15h;
29-10-42: MiG-3, 15.20h;
30-10-42: MiG-3, 10.15h;
30-10-42: MiG-3, 10.20h;
30-10-42: MiG-3, 10.38h;
07-11-42: Pe-2, 07.32h;
07-11-42: MiG-3, 07.41h;
07-11-42: MiG-3, 07.43h;
07-11-42: MiG-3, 07.50h;
07-11-42: MiG-3, 08.10h;
07-11-42: MiG-3, 12.20h;
11-11-42: MiG-3, 12.18h;
11-11-42: MiG-3, 12.16h;
With 7. / Jagdgeschwader 1
87; 10-10-43: B-17, 15.19h;
88; 14-10-43: B-17;
89; 03-11-43: B-17, 13.10h;
90; 03-11-43: B-17;
91; 05-11-43: B-17, 13.54h, 30166 (94th BG, 332nd BS, "Black Jack III" then "You Can't Miss It") with Bf 109G-6, 8 KIA, 2 POW;.
92; 13-11-43: P-38;
93; 26-11-43: B-24, 13.10h 40749 (389th BG, 565th BS, "Sack Time Sally") with Bf 109G-6/U4, 6 KIA, 4 POW;
94: 29-11-43: P-38, 14.15h
29-11-43 shot down, KIA with Bf 109 G-6/U4 WNr. 410 106

Oblt. Heinrich Klöpper shot down a total of 94 toestellen of which 8 four engined bombers in sorties with Jagdgeschwader 77, Jagdgeschwader 51 and Jagdgeschwader 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
IV. / Jagdgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 11. / Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
Awarded on:
September 4th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 65 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz

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