Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots

Missing In Action
JG 77

JG 77 fought on almost every front from 1939 until the war's end, which explains its high number of losses. From Poland, Norway, France, over England, to Russia and Africa as well as the Mediterranean.

Uffz. Hans-Bruno Maximow (3rd from left) was reported missing after a mission in the Nogent-Le-Rotrou (western France) area and a combat with P-51s on 6th July 1944.

Here follows the list of MIA pilots of JG 77. Any question concerning this list is welcomed. If you have the answer to just one of these entries, I would be glad to include your remark and name.

22/11/39 Uffz. August R.
Edrich
II./JG 77 Bf 109 E- Missed,
after scramble
KIA: buried at the Kriegsgräberstätte in Noyers-Pont-Maugis (France), Grave location: Block 4 Grab 2817. (Thanks to Andreas Brekken)
25/11/39 Fw. Richard
Koch
6./JG 77 Bf 109 E Crash,
German Bight
14/05/41 Gefr. Hans
Gabler
6./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7
(1079)
AA Fire over Maleme Hurricane of 33 Sq,
Kreta
23/06/41 Fw. Hans
Illner
6./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7
(4134)
yellow
9 + -
(1434?)
AA Fire,
near Airfield Kishinew
25/06/41 Fw. Rudolf
Schmidt
5./JG 77 Bf 109 E-4
(5365)
AA Fire
Reported lost after flak hit, pilot returned. (Thanks to Milan Krajci)
02/07/41 Uffz. August
Scheimann
13./JG 77 Bf 109 T-2
(7744)
RB + OQ
Collided with Bf 109 T-2 (7764),
crashed into the sea Pl.Qu. 5963
05/07/41 Fw. Paul
Hauser
14./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7
(3785)
red 1
Crashed into the sea, own Flaksw,
of Titowka-Bay
01/08/41 Uffz. Horst
Bochmann
Stab II./JG 77 Bf 109 E-4
(3764)
black < + -
Combat, forced landing,
near Grigoriupol
13/08/41 Fhj-Gefr. Günther
Marschhausen
5./JG 77 Bf 109 E-4/B
(5896)
black 7 + -
AA fire,
s. of Otschakow
17/08/41 Fw. Alfred
Jeschko
7./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(8333)
white 9
AA fire, crash in flames,
near Cherson
18/08/41 Uffz. Karl
Czink
6./JG 77 Bf 109 E-4
(1799)
yellow 9 + -
Combat with I,
165 km s. of lake Brinowka
22/08/41 Uffz. Wilhelm
Kastens
1./JG 77 Bf 109 E-1
(3620)
yellow 1
S. of Mourmansk
23/08/41 Lt. Hans
Mahlkuch
14./JG 77 Bf 109 E-3
(1118)
red 5
Combat with fighter,
east of Ura-Guba airfield
12/09/41 Lt. Eckardt v. d. Lühe 3./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7 (1075) Yellow 10 Liza-Bay area, probably KIA in combat but no grave known.
KIA in combat with Hurricanes of 81st Squadron, 10 km east of Liza-Bucht.
(Thanks to Milan Krajci and Mark Sheppard)
17/09/41 Fw. Joseph Siglmair 2./JG 77 Bf 109 E-3 (4004) Red near Zapad Liza
02/10/41 Fhr. Kurt
Ameln
5./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7
(3357)
black 5 + -
Combat after scrambles,
of Perekop
24/11/41 Uffz. Ernst
Steinborn
3./JG 77 Bf 109 T-2
(7795)
yellow 3
Into the sea,
30 km s. of Sognefjord
27/11/41 Ofhr. Roman
Painczyk
4./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7
(5960)
white 4 + -
Combat, forced landing,
s. of Rostov
20/03/42 Lt. Karl-Viktor
Müller
4./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(8473)
white 14
Shot down by AA fire - escort of Ju 87,
near Sewastopol
23/03/42 Fw. Willy
Pandel
3./JG 77 Bf 109 E-7
(3291)
yellow 3
Combat, forced landing,
15 km s. w. of Slawjansk
24/03/42 Uffz. Heinz
Tobias
5./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7240)
black 9 + -
Combat,
8 km n. of Korpetsch
26/03/42 Lt. Heinz
Froese
5./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(13011)
black 7 + -
Combat,
8 km s. of Amaldi
30/03/42 Lt. Werner
Dück
Stab II./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(13013)
Combat (AA fire ?) , Pl.Qu. 5681,
near Stary Akmanej
06/04/42 Ofw. Rudolf
Schmidt
5./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7564)
black 15 + -
Combat with Pe-2near Saki,
20 km east of Jewpatoria
22/04/42 Fw. Philipp
Schönleben
2./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(13043)
(RE + IA ?)
RE + IQ
12/05/42 Hptm. Arthur
Brutzer
9./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4/R1
(13207)
yellow 1
Combat,
Koplink
18/05/42 Uffz. Herbert
Leutner
4./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7064)
white 8 + -
Ferry flight,
near Sarabus
19/05/42 Lt. Karl
Stefanink
7./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4/R1
(13308)
Combat,
e. of Isjum
07/06/42 Uffz. Heinz
Röhling
8./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4/z
(13258)
black 12
Sewastopol airfield
05/07/42 Uffz. Erwin
Landenberger
5./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7573)
yellow 4 + -
Combat with fighter,
near Liwny
06/07/42 Fw. Anton
Engels
1./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(13386)
white 4
AA fire, crashed into the sea,
off Malte
17/07/42 Uffz. Adolf
Ebert
5./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4 Combat with Hurricane, Lagg-3 and Yak,
115 km s.e. of Sadonsk
24/07/42 Oblt. Herbert
Hobe
7./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7349)
white 11
AA fire,
s. w. of Bataijsk
12/08/42 Uffz. Werner
Steddin
4./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(8601)
Combat with fighter,
17 km s. w. of Sadonsk
12/08/42 Fw. Franz
Schulte
6./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(13162)
yellow 16 + -
Combat,
6 km n.n.e. of Priwalowka
09/09/42 Lt. Max
Niedermayr
5./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7617)
S.e. of Stary-Oskol (Korotojak)
18/09/42 Uffz. Wilhelm
Fitschen
Stab II./JG 77 Bf 109 F-4
(7585)
black < 1 + -
Combat,
12 km n.w. of Woronesh - (Pl. Qu. 92.174)
10/11/42 Lt. Konrad
Fels
2./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2/Trop
(10543)
black 1
Combat with P-40,
near Sollum
11/12/42 Lt. Horst
Marotzke
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2
(13347)
yellow 1
Unknown reason , after scramble,
near Arco Philaenorum
30/12/42 Fw. Erich
Gassel
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2
(10716)
white 3 + -
Combat with 10 Spitfire,
El Zidem
30/12/42 Oblt. Burchard
Böker
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2
(10724)
black 2 + -
Combat with 6-8 P-40,
El Zidem
13/01/43 Fw. Heinz
Furth
7./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2
(10646)
white 3
Combat after scramble,
from Bir Dufan
14/01/43 Uffz. Hans
Hempfling
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2
(10517)
yellow 5
Combat,
45 km s.e. of Buerat
01/03/43 Lt. Hans-Joachim
Glass
1./JG 77 Mediterranean
13/03/43 Uffz. Rudolf
Homann
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-2
(10734)
yellow 7
Combat with fighter, crashed into the sea,
40 km e.s.e. of Gabes
16/04/43 Lt. Rüdiger
Belling
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(16485)
white 9
Combat with Spitfire,
20 km n.w. of Cap Bon
19/04/43 Uffz. Erich
Seifert
3./JG 77 Ju 87 Ferry flight,
Mediterranean
24/04/43 Ofw. Walter
Schumann
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(16504)
black 12
Probably AA fire,
near Bou Arada
27/04/43 Uffz. Friedrich
Röhr
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6 Flight,
from Africa to Sicilia
30/04/43 Gefr. Karl
Unkell
Stab/JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(16503)
white < 5
Combat,
near Cap Bon
07/05/43 Uffz. Karl
Kulla
6./JG 77 Fi 156
(5617)
Ferry flight,
Crèteville - Trapani
08/05/43 Fw. Ernst
Behr
1./JG 77 Fi 156 Shot down by fighter, ferry flight,
probably in the Mediterranean sea
08/05/43 Ofw. Karl-Heinz
Hosmann
2./JG 77 Fi 156 Passenger of Fw. Behr
08/05/43 Obgfr. Ambrosius
Filipek
I./JG 77 Fi 156 Passenger of Fw. Behr
20/06/43 Lt. Karl-Friedrich
Liedtke
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(15453)
white 8 + -
Combat with P-38 and B-26,
between Castel Vetrano and Sciacca
20/06/43 Uffz. Willibald
Schuhmann
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18228)
yellow 4 + -
Combat with P-38 and Boston,
near Castel Vetrano
26/06/43 Uffz. Kurt
Gehrke
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18389)
Ferry flight Reggio - Trapani, unknown reason,
n.w. of Cape Cefalu
28/06/43 Obgfr. Hans
Dressler
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18181)
yellow 12
Enemy fire, after scramble,
Villa Urbana, Sardignia
01/07/43 Uffz. Alfred
Langhoff
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(16410)
white 2 + -
Combat with Spitifre,
n.e. of Bizerte
01/07/43 Flg. Erwin
Janke
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18039)
yellow 9 + -
Combat with Spitfire,
n.e. of Bizerte
04/07/43 Uffz. Ernst
Wulff
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(15483)
white 7 + -
Combat with B-17,
s. w. of Pordoni / Catane
07/07/43 Uffz. Heinz
Walter
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(16392)
black 12 + -
Combat with B-177 km,
n.e. of Trapani
12/07/43 Uffz. Franz
Schmidt
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18144)
yellow 5
GE+LB
Combat with Spitfire,
La Galite
13/07/43 Lt. Wilhelm
Mestmacher
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18513)
black 5
After escort of Ju 52 - combat,
near Catania
30/07/43 Uffz. Josef
Brentrup
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(15263)
black 5
Unknown reason ,
Gulf of Tunis (Pl. Qu. 0845)
21/08/43 Uffz. Ulrich
Wenzel
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(19954)
yellow 13
30 km off La Galite
02/09/43 Fw. Heinrich
Merkel
Stab/JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(160025)
black < 3 + -
Unknown reason,
near Naples
06/09/43 Uffz. Willi
Wiemer
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18720)
yellow 4
Combat, near Castel Volturno,
30 km n. of Naples
09/09/43 Uffz. Günter
Schmidt
2./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(160023)
red 3
AA fire,
10 km s. w. of Montecorvino
10/09/43 Uffz. Karl
Riesbeck
2./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18870)
red 11
Combat,
20 km w. of Montecorvino
14/09/43 Uffz. Hermann
Kleppka
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(19581)
yellow 14
Unknown reason, en mer,
off la Corse
24/09/43 Uffz. Richard
Lewin
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18305)
white 2
Shot down by AA fire,
15 km e. of Ajaccio
25/09/43 Uffz. Bernhard
Lenuck
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(20769)
white 6
Combat,
5 km n. of Monte Corvino
27/09/43 Uffz. Rudolf
Schubert
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(160383)
yellow 1
Unknown reason , escort of Ju 52,
10 km east of Casabianda
01/10/43 Uffz. Walter
Linkmann
7./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(140047)
white 9
Combat
05/10/43 Uffz. Hubert
Nowak
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(410035)
TV + II
Combat,
near Bologna
13/10/43 Fw. Walter
Stammwitz
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(410046)
black 6
Combat with Spitfire,
n.w. of Capua
16/10/43 Gefr. Karl-Heinz
Schiller
6./JG 77 Mc-205 Ferry flight Foligno - Isola,
s. of Antonio
13/11/43 Ofw.
Heinz-Dieter
Vogel
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(26120)
yellow 3
Combat,
30 km s. of Gaeta
22/11/43 Uffz. Wolfgang
Spading
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(20268)
yellow 4
Unknown reason,
Monte Romano
24/11/43 Uffz. Horst
Neumann
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(16358)
yellow 10
Combat,
off Nettuno
03/12/43 Uffz. Heinz
Grundmann
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18014)
white 14
Combat with Spitfire - Casoli,
50 km s. of Pescara
28/11/43 Fw. Karl
Boll
2./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(160397)
red 11
Unknown reason,
s. of Termoli - Biferno
05/01/44 Lt. Josef
Thurner
8./JG 77 Way-flight?,
from Roumania to Italy
10/01/44 Fw. Willi
Rank
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(18792)
yellow 14
Combat?,
s.e. of Sapautia
27/01/44 Lt. Werner
Heinrich
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161106)
white 2 + -
Combat with Spitfire,
Nettuno
27/01/44 Fw. Walter
Riediger
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161431)
yellow 9 + -
Jabo - combat with Spitfire,
near Nettuno
30/01/44 Ofhr. Wilhelm
Bossow
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161799)
white 6
Combat with 4-mot,
NE d' Aquileia
30/01/44 Fhj-Ofw. Kurt
Niederhagen
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161312)
white 2
Combat,
SO d' Udine
His remains have been found in Summer 2013 in Concordia Saggitaria (Venice)(Thanks to Mike Hughes)
08/02/44 Fw. Eckhardt
Krüger
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161715)
white 13
Combat,
s.e. of Verona
15/02/44 Uffz. Erich
Reitz
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161112)
black 11 + -
Nettuno
15/02/44 Uffz. Gerhard
Spindler
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161389)
black 1 + -
Combat,
Nettuno
21/02/44 Uffz. Günter
Löbering
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6,
(162350)
white 8 + -
Scramble - unknown reason,
near Anzio
19/03/44 Uffz. Paul
Gollasch
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6,
(162212)
yellow 10
Combat,
30 km s. of Lubjana
04/04/44 Uffz. Alfred
Gottschlich
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(162184)
black 15 + -
Combat,
near Grosetto
Reported lost after combat, pilot returned. (Thanks to Milan Krajci)
06/04/44 Uffz. Bertram
Steinheuer
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(162287)
yellow 3
Combat,
s. of Ogulin
07/05/44 Uffz. Richard
Grafmüller
9./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(161412)
yellow 4
Scramble, combat,
6 km w. of Bucarest
13/05/44 Uffz. Hans
Forler
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(162381)
white 15
Combat,
20 km s. w. of Pomposa

Hans Forler's remains and his aircraft were found by Romogna Air Finders on 5/10/2002 near Finarl di Rero (Ravenna, north-west Italy)

http://www.romagnaairfinders.com/Romagna_Air_Finders/Rero3.html

The pilot is buried in Passo Futa Cemetery (Thanks to Stefano Ruzzeddu)

15/05/44 Gefr.
Hans-Joachim
Kautz
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(162739)
black < +
Combat,
near Acquapendente / Montalto
29/05/44 Lt. Wolfgang
Osterwald
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(163188)
yellow 10 + -
Combat,
50 km s. of Zagreb
09/06/44 Lt. Hans
Tomschegg
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(162449)
white 11
Combat with 451 Sq.,
s. of Florence
06/07/44 Uffz. Hans-Karl
Maximow
9./JG 77 Fw 190 A-8
(731094)
white 232
Combat with fighter USNogent le Rotrou,
near Argentan
31/07/44 Fw. Walter
Gillbricht
7./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(163622)
white 4
Scramble, combat with P-51,
n. of Turnu-Magurele
11/09/44 Fhr. Gerhard
Schmid
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(460521)
yellow 7
Reason and area unknown,
30 km s. of Aachen
27/09/44 Uffz. Hans
Röhrich
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(163506)
Combat,
near Arnhem
Uffz. Röhrich (or Rörich according to name on grave) is buried in the Cemetery at Emmerich , Germany in Grave C-5-64. Aircraft crashed at Lobith, Holland on the 27th of September 1944. ( Thanks to Karl Lusink)
27/09/44 Uffz. Franz
Mayer
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(163463)
Combat with Spitfire,
near Nijmegen
15/10/44 Fw. Helmut
Rosenberg
11./JG 77 Bf 109 G-6
(166020)
black 12
Combat with Il-2, forced landing
18/12/44 Uffz. Albin
Micheliak
12./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4
(330190)
blue 14
Combat,
near Lechenich / Weilerwist
24/12/44 Fhj-Uffz. Horst
Sandkuhl
Stab I./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(512390)
< 1 +
Combat with P-38 and P-47, crash,
near Luxemburg
24/12/44 Uffz. Hans
Husemann
I./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(512324)
white 3
Combat
24/12/44 Fw. Joachim
Nordmeyer
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(512352)
white 15
Combat,
near Emmerich
Fw. Nordmeyer is now buried at Ysselsteyn (Netherlands), block Q,row 1, grave 14.
(Thanks to Björn Aulich)
24/12/44 Uffz. Günther
Köberlein
2./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(512330)
red 14
Combat with P-38 and P-47, crash,
near Münstereifel
25/12/44 Ofhr. Gerhardt
Volkmann
1./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(512373)
white 17
Combat,
Westfront-Westfalen
27/12/44 Lt. Hermann
Mitsch
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/AS
(490275)
Unknown reason
near St Vith
KIA at about 15:30 hours, combat with P-47s of 366th FG 389th FS 20 km north of St. Vith. Grave: Daleiden (Germany), Grab Block C Nr.1940. (Thanks to Manfred Klein)
27/12/44 Fw. Kurt
Schirm
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/AS
(784750)
Unknown reason
near St. Vith
27/12/44 Fw. Heinz
Penzel
7./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/AS
(784754)
Unknown reason
near Olzheim
01/01/45 Fw. Paul
Tanck
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-10/AS
(490392)
Unknown reason near Antwerpen / Rotterdam
14/01/45 Uffz. Heinz
Goke
6./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/AS
(785145)
red 11
Combat with Jabos
21/01/45 Uffz. Anton
Brandl
11./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4
(332731)
red 2
Reason and area unknown
31/01/45 Fw. Gerd
Lenke
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/U4
(511904)
yellow 8
AA fire,
s. w. of Gleiwitz (Pl. Qu.81685)
31/01/45 Fw. Richard
Kurz
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-10
(491443)
yellow 11 + -
Near Gleiwitz
31/01/45 Uffz. Hans
Schröder
5./JG 77 Bf 109 G-10
(490398)
blue 5
Near Gleiwitz
31/01/45 Uffz. Hermann
Moser
7./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/AS
(784759)
yellow 17 + -
31/01/45 Uffz. Walter
Wawoczny
12./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4
(332257)
blue 3
01/02/45 Uffz. Herbert
Jahn
4./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/U4
(512437)
blue 19
Near Ratibor (Pl. Qu. 81753)
09/02/45 Uffz. Josef
Neufels
10./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4
(332555)
red 5
Free chase,
near Bielitz / Schwarzwasser
09/02/45 Uffz. Reinhard
Tippner
11./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4
(332267)
yellow 6
Free chase,
near Bielitz / Schwarzwasser
18/03/45 Uffz.
Hosse
II./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(464530)
18/03/45 Lt. Walter
Knüttel
II./JG 77 Bf 109 G-10
(491355)
Olmütz
20/03/45 Gefr. Horst
Sauer
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(511971)
AA fire, crash,
near Hermkirch
23/03/45 Uffz. Walter
Konzelmann
3./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14
(46592?)
28/03/45 Lt.
Prechtl
10./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4 Leobschütz
01/04/45 Ofw. Bernhard
Brünjes
8./JG 77 Bf 109 G-14/AS
(787460)
red 7
05/04/45 Uffz. Hans
Fischer
III./JG 77 Ratibor
15/04/45 Uffz.
Ramm
I./JG 77 Bf 109 Combat
16/04/45 Uffz.
Fackel
II./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4 Combat,
Troppau
16/04/45 Uffz. Erhardt
Kienapfel
II./JG 77 Bf 109 K-4 Combat,
Troppau
19/04/45 Lt. Karl-Willi
Graf
5./JG 77 Bf 109 Combat,
Brno
19/04/45 Ofw.
Timm
II./JG 77 Bf 109 Raison and lieu inconnus
26/04/45 Ofw.
Thimm
II./JG 77 Unknown reason,
Brno
28/04/45 Fw. Kurt
Muschiol
II./JG 77 Bf 109 Unknown reason,
Brno