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Old 26th August 2016, 02:28
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Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

From Aces lists I have seen, Peter Horn flew with 1./JG51 and had 11 victories. Does anyone have any more information about his achievements on the Eastern Front, aircraft flown, markings?
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Old 26th August 2016, 09:42
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Here is all we have found about this guy:
HORN, Peter. (DOB: 15.10.15 in Denmark). (n.d.) a Danish volunteer served in the Finnish Air Force before transferring to the Luftwaffe. (n.d.) Lt., I./JG 54. Survived the war. Credited with 11 victories.
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Old 26th August 2016, 10:58
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

OK, thanks Doug.
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Old 27th August 2016, 06:27
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Hi Guys

This is a new one to me. The micro films for JG 54 are just about as complete as can be, and no Peter Horn. However the same can be said about JG 51 with the exception of I./JG 51 where the micro films provide only date and time for the earlier claims including the first year of the Sowiet campaign. Most of these date and time only claims have been accounted for via flight-books e.t.c. The other more unlikely story could be claims for 1945 that the micro films do not cover.

I'll find out and let you know of the dates/times that I cannot attribute a name to, can't say how many by memory, but hopefully enough to at least keep the "11" claims debate going.

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Old 27th August 2016, 07:16
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Horn was serving in JG 51.
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Old 27th August 2016, 08:37
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

There is a Wikipedia entry for Peter Horn at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Horn_(pilot)
It gives his date of death as 1 November 1983, and a few more details.

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Old 27th August 2016, 08:45
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Hi Guys

My JG 51 book makes reference to two Horn, both without forename. But the one with I./JG 51 should very well be our guy. It states Leutnant Horn 10+ claims over Russian aircraft. As stated before I have dates/times without names. There are abschüße board help for 1939-1941 but nothing for 1942. Erwin Laskowski is one of the pilots who's claims are during this period, and you would think to be looking for twenty-five Russian claims for him. However his flugbuch shows that there were only ten, plus one unconfirmed, so the JG 51 listing are not 100% accurate.

The micro film claims with date and time only that I cannot attribute to individuals are the following sixty-three, and there is no reason why some of these whatever the number shouldn't be Horn's, but what the number is is inclear.

9th January 1942 1047 hrs
10th January 1942 1410 & 1430 hrs
27th January 1942 0947 hrs
30th January 1942 1012 hrs
3rd February 1942 1357 & 1507 hrs
4th February 1942 1245 hrs
5th February 1942 0850 hrs
12th February 1942 1025 hrs
13th February 1942 0556, 1021, 1027 & 1029 hrs
15th February 1942 1233 hrs
16th February 1942 0949 & 1010 hrs
17th February 1942 1230 & 1232 hrs
19th February 1942 0912, 0914 & 1328 hrs
22nd February 1942 1715 hrs
26th February 1942 1032, 1312 & 1319 hrs
27th February 1942 1510 hrs
28th February 1942 1518 hrs
12th March 1942 1705 hrs
15th March 1942 0913 hrs
21st March 1942 1435 & 1449 hrs
22nd March 1942 1132 hrs
23rd March 1942 1450 hrs
28th March 1942 1215 & 1325 hrs
1st April 1942 1052, 1516, 1705, 1708 & 1711 hrs
4th April 1942 1249, 1304 & 1620 hrs
5th April 1942 1455 hrs
6th April 1942 0915, 0919 & 0921 hrs
25th April 1942 1815 hrs
27th April 1942 1855, 1857 & 1900 hrs
29th May 1942 1915 & 1952 hrs
31st May 1942 1047 hrs
7th June 1942 1443 & 1500 hrs
6th July 1942 0952 hrs
8th July 1942 1157, 1158 & 1205 hrs
11th July 1942 0555 hrs
20th July 1942 0830 hrs

It is not possible that he claimed(confirmed) before or after these dates.

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Old 27th August 2016, 18:02
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Thanks for the input. If the claims were all made between Jan and July 1942, then according to the records at Asisbiz/Il2, Horn was most likely flying an E-7 up to maybe end of March and then probably an F-2 until August.
I./JG51 then transitioned to FW190a's. If Horn achieved 11 kills in the 109s, it seems odd to me that he didn't have any claims after July 1942 in the better 190s. I found this today - The Rathbonemuseum site http://www.rathbonemuseum.com/DENMAR.../DKPhotos.html has a photo of Horn and says that 6 Danish pilots were accepted into the Luftwaffe and all were killed in action, which is at odds with the Wiki story. Although if true it might explain why he made no more claims after July 1942. Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
It's a pity there is no detailed information on aircraft he flew.
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Old 27th August 2016, 21:33
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Horn's unit, the I./JG 51. converted from the Bf 109E to the Bf 109F-2 during March 1941 in France, well in advance to operation Barbarossa.

The conversion to the Fw 190A began on 10.08.42 at Jesau.
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Old 28th August 2016, 02:14
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Re: Danish Pilot Peter Horn - aircraft info wanted

Hi Merlin.
Yes, the Il2 figures show 1./JG51 had both E-7 (11) and F-2 (21) in March 1942 (it shows they actually received 6 E-7s in March), and I assumed that it was likely Horn would be flying an E-7 rather than an F-2.
I don't know how accurate the Il2 information is, but it's all I have and it has so much detail it just looks right.
My assumption is very loose, but I figured as he wasn't German and probably wasn't an ace at that time, he probably didn't get to fly the best a/c ......
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