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Old 26th August 2016, 00:38
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Lt. Werner Puls Luftwaffe Ace Eastern Front

Hello, I am very interested in learning more about a potential distant relative of mine, Lt. Werner Puls. What I have researched so far is: he was born on July 12 1920 in Bramsche and was assigned to 7./JG 52. He was credited with 27 aerial victories on the Eastern front between 30 April 1943 and 17 August 1943. He was killed in action on 17 August 1943 at the age of 23 near Peretschepino. He is buried near Kharkov, Ukraine.

I have seen the data available online regarding his aerial victories, but would like to know if there is more specific mention of him in the detailed unit histories during the very short time (4 months) he saw action. Unfortunately, I do not have ready access to the detailed unit histories.

Thank you in advance for any information you can provide!
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Old 26th August 2016, 09:45
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Re: Lt. Werner Puls Luftwaffe Ace Eastern Front

Here is all we have about him in our Officer Careers Summaries:
PULS, Werner. (DOB: 07.12.20). 20.04.43 Lt., 7./JG 52. 07.06.43 Lt., 7./JG 52. 17.08.43 Lt., 7./JG 52 KIA - Bf 109 G-6 (White 4 + ~) shot down by LaGG fighters in the area of Perestschepino [Version #2: combat 3.5 km N of Novosselovka (?), Pl.Qu. 35 Ost /70862]. 24.04.44 Lt., (pilot) awarded the Ehrenpokal. Credited with 27 victories.

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Old 26th August 2016, 16:29
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Re: Lt. Werner Puls Luftwaffe Ace Eastern Front

Hi Tim

Bernd Barbas has covered his time with JG 52. All his claims are with 7./JG 52 some twenty-seven confirmed claims. He would have flown with some of the top aces. His claims all as a Leutnant are:-

20th April 1943 Il-2 1157 hrs Nr.1
30th April 1943 LaGG- 1604 hrs Nr.2
8th May 1943 LaGG-3 1312 hrs Nr.3
7th June 1943 Il-2 1335 hrs Nr.4
7th July 1943 Il-2 0355 hrs Nr.5
8th July 1943 LaGG- 0640 hrs Nr.6
9th July 1943 LaGG- 0940 hrs Nr.7
11th July 1943 LaGG- 1858 hrs Nr.8
31st July 1943 Il-2 1712 hrs Nr.9
1st August 1943 Il-2 1918 hrs Nr.10
3rd August 1943 LaGG- 0648 hrs Nr.11
3rd August 1943 Il-5 0654 hrs Nr.12
4th August 1943 Jak-1 0655 hrs Nr.13
4th August 1943 LaGG-1040 hrs Nr.14
4th August 1943 Il-2 1058 hrs Nr.15
4th August 1943 LaGG- 1540 hrs Nr.16
4th August 1943 LaGG- 1545 hrs Nr.17
4th August 1943 LaGG- 1835 hrs Nr.18
5th August 1943 LaGG- 1145 hrs Nr.19
7th August 1943 LaGG- 1207 hrs Nr.20
7th August 1943 LaGG- 1455 hrs Nr.21
8th August 1943 LaGG- 0732 hrs Nr.22
8th August 1943 LaGG- 1332 hrs Nr.23
9th August 1943 LaGG- 0552 hrs Nr.24
16th August 1943 LaGG- 1808 hrs Nr.25
16th August 1943 LaGG- 1810 hrs Nr.26
17th August 1943 LaGG- 0800 hrs Nr.27

After his last claim he was shot down and killed by other Russian fighter, his Bf109 coming down near Perestschepino.

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Old 27th August 2016, 02:51
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Re: Lt. Werner Puls Luftwaffe Ace Eastern Front

Thank you Doug and Johannes for your prompt replies! I was aware of the Officer Career Summary for Werner available from this website, and the summary of his 27 victories which Johannes provided also corresponds with information I had read online.

I am excited to imagine that a possible relative of mine may have flown alongside some of the more notable pilots from the era!

While researching as a guest earlier on this discussion forum, it appeared there may exist even more detailed summaries (in German) of unit actions transcribed from microfilmed military records, which I can perhaps purchase from Germany (author Jochen Prien). I would be very interested in seeing if there may be even more entries & information regarding Lt Puls from his unit commanders.

Best regards, and thanks again for responding!

- Tim
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