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Gunther
21st May 2011, 20:46
Evidently Schnauffer gained all his victories in 110s but there's little info on the top scorers in other night fighters. It seems that Wittgenstein was the top Ju 88 pilot but he also flew 110s--how many in 88s? And what about the He 219 (Modrow?) and Do-217? Those are of course separate from the Wilde Sau units.

Gizmo
21st May 2011, 21:14
Hi,

Below is my list of He 219 aces


pilot//He 219 claims/all claims (including non-confirmed)/date of death
Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow 33 34
Ofw. Wilhelm Morlock 17 17 4/5 nov 1944
Hptm. Werner Baake 15 41
Oblt Heinz Strüning 18 (or 19) 57 24/25 dec 1944
Oblt. Josef Nabrich 12 19 27 nov 1944
Maj. Hans-Dieter Frank 7 57 27/28 sep 1943
Lt. Otto Fries 6 17
Maj. Hans Karlewski 6 11
Oberst Werner Streib 5 67
Hptm. Manfred Meurer 5 65 21/22 jan 1944
Oblt. Wilhelm Henseler 5 10
Ltn. Ewald-Werner Hittler 5 5

Total number of claims for Heinkel He 219 type is 172 including 135 by He 219 ace pilots.
Sources are: various He 219 books, Nachtjagd War Diary, Luftwaffe Night Fighter Combat Claims 1939-1945.

Gunther
22nd May 2011, 01:49
Thank you Gizmo, your reply is much appreciated. It's revealing that three-fourths of the Uhu victories were obtained by 12 crews. Perhaps that's understandable for anyone who's tried navigating at night without GPS!