German Jet aces of WW2

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All the lists present the following data:
Name and (when known) first name are presented with arbitrary choice for the spelling (russian, german, arab names...).
RANK of the pilot: see the rank page for the meaning of the abbreviations and the equivalence.
According to the pages, COUNTRY, NATION for the nationality or ethnic origin, AIR_SERVICE for the air arm, are provided.
The number of victories represents usually the total of kills (individual plus shared). The shared kills are indicated when known under the form [indiv+shared]. The official score is indicated when different from the total (American and British scores of ww2 for example).
Authors of the SOURCES column are given; report to the bibliography page to find the books, articles, web pages in alphabetical order. The OTHER_SOURCES column presents the divergent scores with sometimes the author of the source.
The DETAIL column shows occasionally the type of kill, balloons, V-1s, ground kills, unconfirmed kills...
The NOTE column exposes different commentaries and for lack of space, abbreviations are used: report to the abbreviation page for their meaning.

Updated: 08/11/2007

Rank First Name Name Jet Total Ww2 Sources Country Units Death Note
ObLt Kurt WELTER 29 63 P. Kacha Germany 5./JG301,10./JG300,Kdo Welter(10./NJG11),NJKdo262 Wilde Sau. Me-262 night fighter.
Maj Georg-Peter EDER 24 78 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 4./JG51,7 & 12./JG2,6./JG1,JG26,EJG2,Kdo.Now.,JG7 Viermots hunting master. Me-262 jet ace.
ObstLt Heinrich 'Pritzel' BAER 16 221 P.Kacha Germany 1. & 12./JG51,I./JG77,JGrSüd,JG1,JG3,EJG2,JV44 Bf-109, FW-190, Me-262 ace, 39-45.
Oblt Rudolf RADEMACHER 16 126 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 3 & 1./JG54, Erg.Gr.Nord, 11./JG7 13/06/1953 Bf-109 and Me-262 ace.
Hptm Franz SCHALL 14 137 R.Toliver-T.Constable Austria JG52, Kdo.Nowotny, JG7 10/04/1945 Bf-109 and Me-262 ace. KIFA.
Ltn Hermann BUCHNER 12 46 H. Morgan Austria II./SchlG1, 6./SG2, 2 & 1./Kdo Nowotny, JG7 FW-190 Schlacht ace, Me-262 jet ace.
Major Erich RUDORFFER 12 224 P.Watteeuw Germany 2, Stab II & 6./JG2, IV & II./JG54, I./JG7 Russia, Desert. Me-262 ace.
Ltn Karl 'Quax' SCHNOERRER 11 46 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 1./JG54, EKdo 262, Kdo.Nowotny, 9./JG7 Me-262 jet ace. WIA.
Oblt Fritz STEHLE 11 26 P. Kacha Germany 5./ZG76, 6./JG6, 2. & 3./JG7 Bf-110 and Me-410 ace.
Obst Hermann GRAF 10 212 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany JG51, III/JG52, JGr.50, JG11 Eastern front, 1941-42; Me-262 ace.
Maj Walter DAHL 9 128 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany II, 4, III./JG3, JGzbV, JG300, EJG2 SturmGruppen ace, 2nd 4-mots killer.
Ltn Hubert GOEBEL 9 10 P. Kacha Germany JG301, Ekdo262, Kdo Nowotny, JG7 Me-262 ace, 1944.
Uffz Peter KOESTER 9 9 P. Kacha Germany EJG2, JG7, JV44
Ltn Joachim WEBER 9 13 Germany 8./ZG26, EKdo262, Kdo'Nowotny', 11./JG7 21/03/1945 Me-262, 1st official jet kill. KIA.
Ofw Helmut BAUDACH 8 21 P. Kacha Germany 1./JG2, 11./JG2, EKdo262, KdoNowotny, JG7 21/02/1945 Western front, def.of the Reich.
Fw Karl-Heinz BECKER 8 8 J.Foreman et al. Germany Kdo Welter (10./NJG11), II./NJG11 Me-262 night jet ace. Mosquito killer.
Ofw Erich BUETTNER 8 23 D.Savic & B.Ciglic Germany 2./JG52, Kdo Nowotny, JG7 20/03/1945 Me-262 jet ace.
Ofw Helmut LENNARTZ 8 13 Germany 5./JG11, Ekdo.262, 2./Kdo.Nowotny, III./JG7 Bf-109 and Me-262 ace.
Ofw Otto PRITZL 8 19 P. Kacha Germany 5./JG302, 2./JG51, IV./JG3, JG7
Oblt Walter SCHUCK 8 206 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany Erg.Gr./JG3, 7, 9 & 10./JG5, 3./JG7 Scandinavia. Me-262 ace.
Oblt Günther WEGMANN 8 22 H. Morgan Germany 8 & 9./ZG26, EKdo262, Kdo Nowotny, 9./JG7 Bf-110, Tunisia, Sicily. Me-262 ace.
Ltn Hans-Dieter 'Hadi' WEIHS 8 8 H. Morgan Germany 3./JG7 18/03/1945 Me-262 jet ace.
Maj Theodor WEISSENBERGER 8 208 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany JG77, 7, 6 & I./JG5, III. & JG7 Channel, Finland. Me-262 ace.
Ltn Alfred AMBS 7 7 H. Morgan Germany II. & III./JG7 Me-262 jet ace.
Ofw Heinz ARNOLD 7 49 H. Morgan Germany 7./JG5, 11./JG7 17/04/1945 Me-262 jet ace. KIA.
Fhn Friedrich EHRIG 7 7 P. Kacha Germany JG7
Gen Adolf GALLAND 7 103 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 1 & 3.J/88; Stab/JG27, III./JG26, JG26, JV44 Bf-109 ace and great leader, 39-45.
Uffz Franz KOESTER 7 7 H. Morgan Germany EJG2, III./JG7, JV44 Me-262 jet ace, 1945.
Fhn Ernst PFEIFFER 7 7 P. Kacha Germany JG7
Uffz RICHTER 7 7 P. Kacha Germany KG(J)54
Uffz Anton SCHOEPPLER 7 13 P. Kacha Germany 3./JG5, 3./JG7 Me-262 ace.
Ltn Fritz R.G. MÜLLER 6 22 H. Morgan Germany 7 & 10./JG53, JG7 Me-262 jet ace, 1945.
Obst Johannes 'Macky' STEINHOFF 6 176 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 10 & 11.(N)/JG26, 4./JG52, JG77, JG7, JV44 Bf-109 and Me-262 ace. WIFA 1945.
Ofhr Walter WINDISCH 6 10 P. Kacha Germany 2./JG52, 9./JG7 Me-262 ace, 1945.
Ltn Bernhard BECKER 5 5 C-J. Ehrengardt Germany 2./KG(J)54 Me-262 ace, 1944-45.
Maj Heinrich EHRLER 5 209 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany JG77, 8 & III./JG5, JG5, Stab./JG7 06/04/1945 Bf-109, Scandinavia. Me-262 ace. KIA.
Oblt Hans 'Specker' GRUENBERG 5 82 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 5./JG3, JG52, 2./JG7, JV44 Viermots expert, Me-262 ace.
ObLt Anton 'Toni' HAFNER 5 204 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 6, 4, StabSt., 7, 8, 10./JG51 17/10/1944 Bf-109, East, Tunisia. Me-262 ace.
Gefr Joseph 'Sepp' HEIM 5 5 H. Morgan Germany I./JG7 10/04/1945 Me-262 jet ace, 1945.
Ofw Rudolf HENER 5 14 P. Kacha Germany 2./JG3, JG7 Me-262 jet ace.
Ltn Klaus-H. NEUMANN 5 37 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 2./JG51, 16./JG3, JG7, JV44 Me-262 jet ace.
Ltn Alfred 'Bubi' SCHREIBER 5 5 H. Morgan Germany EKdo262, 1./Kdo.Nowotny, JG7 26/11/1944 Me-262, first jet ace of all time. KIA.
Maj Wolfgang SPAETE 5 99 R.Toliver-T.Constable Germany 5 & IV./JG54, EKdo16, JG400, JG7 Me-163; Me-262 ace, 1945.
Oblt Gustav STURM 5 22 P. Kacha Germany 1 & 2./JG27, Stabst./JG51, JG7
Table: German Jet aces of WW2

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