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Old 06-07-2018, 04:02 PM
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What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:24 PM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.
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Old 06-08-2018, 11:09 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.
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It's after midnight, so this counts as a morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.
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Old 06-10-2018, 03:49 AM
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Today's clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:10 AM
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Frank Luke?
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnnyS View Post
Frank Luke?
Not Frank Luke, JohnnyS; but you earn a bonus clue for your answer. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:15 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:28 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:26 PM
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And a very revealing evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:55 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.



What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:39 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.
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Old 06-12-2018, 02:02 PM
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Hmmm.... A couple of giveaway clues and no guesses? Well, here's an evening clue to help you find the answer. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.
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Old 06-13-2018, 02:21 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:51 PM
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Afternoon clue. I'm starting to wonder why no one has solved this already. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.

19. Still, he is officially listed as missing; because he never returned home.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:27 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.

19. Still, he is officially listed as missing; because he never returned home.

20. Twenty of his victims were Sturmoviks.
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How about Captain Harley Hall, listed as MIA since 1973
I guess not, since your last clue means he has to be a German or Finnish pilot

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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
How about Captain Harley Hall, listed as MIA since 1973
I guess not, since your last clue means he has to be a German or Finnish pilot
Hydro Junkie; put all the clues together. (Not picking on you buddy, everyone is missing the totality of the clues.) Our mystery pilot's active combat career only lasted just over five months. He shot down 10 planes in less than his first two months in combat; despite often being on ground attack missions. He reached twenty victories by the end of his third month. He scored over 40 in his fifth and final month alone; in just over two weeks. His total minimum score would indicate something, correct? His score was consistently accelerating as he gained experience; and had he not collided with another aircraft, and been taken captive, his potential score would have been...? And BTW; there is a story, not necessarily correct; that the enemy pilot with whom he collided deliberately rammed his aircraft. Here's another clue to pinpoint our target. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.

19. Still, he is officially listed as missing; because he never returned home.

20. Twenty of his victims were Sturmoviks.

21. His tenth victory was a P-39.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.

19. Still, he is officially listed as missing; because he never returned home.

20. Twenty of his victims were Sturmoviks.

21. His tenth victory was a P-39.

22. In his last month of combat, July 1943, he scored over forty victories in just over two weeks. He shot down eight aircraft on the 5th; four of which were Sturmoviks.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.

19. Still, he is officially listed as missing; because he never returned home.

20. Twenty of his victims were Sturmoviks.

21. His tenth victory was a P-39.

22. In his last month of combat, July 1943, he scored over forty victories in just over two weeks. He shot down eight aircraft on the 5th; four of which were Sturmoviks.

23. On the 7th, he shot down seven more; including four more Sturmoviks.
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Old 06-15-2018, 06:18 AM
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Oh boy another epic one! However, the floor is open if anyone else would like to be quiz master. Well done Ernie!

Günther Scheel
was born on 23 November 1921 at Dannenburg in the Elbe region of Niedersachsen. Scheel was posted to JG 54 based on the Eastern front in spring 1943. Leutnant Scheel was assigned to 2./JG 54. He flew many ground attack missions destroying a number of locomotives and other vehicles. Scheel recorded his 10th aerial victory on 3 April, when he shot down a Russian P-39 fighter. On 30 May, he shot down four Russian fighters to record his 18th through 21st victories. He repeated the feat on 21 June (26-29). However, it was in July that Scheel was to make his mark. In the first 16 days of the month he recorded 41 victories, including eight Russian aircraft, including four Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, shot down on 5 July (31-38), seven, including another four Il-2 Sturmoviks, shot down on 7 July (40-46), five, all Russian fighters, shot down on 10 July (53-57) and seven shot down on 13 July (62-67). On 16 July 1943, Scheel shot down a Russian Yak-9 fighter northeast of Bolchow near Orel. He then collided with a second making a crash-landing in his Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 710 002) “Yellow 8” behind enemy lines. Scheel was reportedly seen in a camp at Jelabuga in 1946 and received medical treatment at a camp at Solny in 1948. However, he officially remains missing in action. Scheel was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 December 1943.

Günther Scheel was credited with 71 victories in approximately 70 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 20 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
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Oh boy another epic one! However, the floor is open if anyone else would like to be quiz master. Well done Ernie!

Günther Scheel
was born on 23 November 1921 at Dannenburg in the Elbe region of Niedersachsen. Scheel was posted to JG 54 based on the Eastern front in spring 1943. Leutnant Scheel was assigned to 2./JG 54. He flew many ground attack missions destroying a number of locomotives and other vehicles. Scheel recorded his 10th aerial victory on 3 April, when he shot down a Russian P-39 fighter. On 30 May, he shot down four Russian fighters to record his 18th through 21st victories. He repeated the feat on 21 June (26-29). However, it was in July that Scheel was to make his mark. In the first 16 days of the month he recorded 41 victories, including eight Russian aircraft, including four Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, shot down on 5 July (31-38), seven, including another four Il-2 Sturmoviks, shot down on 7 July (40-46), five, all Russian fighters, shot down on 10 July (53-57) and seven shot down on 13 July (62-67). On 16 July 1943, Scheel shot down a Russian Yak-9 fighter northeast of Bolchow near Orel. He then collided with a second making a crash-landing in his Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 710 002) “Yellow 8” behind enemy lines. Scheel was reportedly seen in a camp at Jelabuga in 1946 and received medical treatment at a camp at Solny in 1948. However, he officially remains missing in action. Scheel was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 December 1943.

Günther Scheel was credited with 71 victories in approximately 70 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 20 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
Good job, Sir; and you are up! Leutnant Gunther Scheel is the correct answer. Or, if anyone else would like to step in, the floor is open per dmcguire. Now see; that wasn't all that hard, was it? Or maybe the real question is how someone with Scheel's record can still be a relative unknown in the history books. The man was definitely a true ace. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird pilot do I describe?

1. This pilot was remarkably proficient at shooting down enemy aircraft.

2. He downed more enemy aircraft than he flew combat missions.

3. His complete combat career lasted just over five months.

4. Although he wasn’t at the top of his country’s ace list, he scored more victories than most leaders on their country’s list of aces.

5. He also flew quite a few ground attack missions.

6. He got a late start in his war.

7. And he was a bit late in another sense; being a little older than some new combat pilots.

8. He was 21 years old when he went into combat for the first time.

9. Initially, he was noted for destroying a number of ground targets.

10. Still, he scored his tenth aerial victory in well under two months of combat.

11. By the end of his third month, he had scored over 20 victories.

12. It was in his final month of combat that he really started rolling.

13. In just over two weeks, he added over forty victories to his list.

14. Almost all his victims were fighter aircraft.

15. But then, after scoring yet another victory, he collided with a second enemy aircraft.

16. He crash landed behind enemy lines.

17. He was seen to escape the wreckage.

18. Records show he was seen in an enemy POW camp; and was treated for illness at another.

19. Still, he is officially listed as missing; because he never returned home.

20. Twenty of his victims were Sturmoviks.

21. His tenth victory was a P-39.

22. In his last month of combat, July 1943, he scored over forty victories in just over two weeks. He shot down eight aircraft on the 5th; four of which were Sturmoviks.

23. On the 7th, he shot down seven more; including four more Sturmoviks.

24. Five victories on the 10th.

25. And seven more on the 13th.

26. On 16 July, 1943, he shot down a Yak-9.

27. He then collided with a second.

28. His Fw 190 was damaged in the collision and he crash landed behind Russian lines.

29. He flew Me 109’s and Fw 190’s.





Answer: Leutnant Gunther Scheel



Günther Scheel was born on 23 November 1921 at Dannenburg in the Elbe region of Niedersachsen. Scheel was posted to JG 54 based on the Eastern front in spring 1943. Leutnant Scheel was assigned to 2./JG 54. He flew many ground attack missions destroying a number of locomotives and other vehicles. Scheel recorded his 10th aerial victory on 3 April, when he shot down a Russian P-39 fighter. On 30 May, he shot down four Russian fighters to record his 18th through 21st victories. He repeated the feat on 21 June (26-29). However, it was in July that Scheel was to make his mark. In the first 16 days of the month he recorded 41 victories, including eight Russian aircraft, including four Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, shot down on 5 July (31-38), seven, including another four Il-2 Sturmoviks, shot down on 7 July (40-46), five, all Russian fighters, shot down on 10 July (53-57) and seven shot down on 13 July (62-67). On 16 July 1943, Scheel shot down a Russian Yak-9 fighter northeast of Bolchow near Orel. He then collided with a second making a crash-landing in his Fw 190 A-5 (W.Nr. 710 002) “Yellow 8” behind enemy lines. Scheel was reportedly seen in a camp at Jelabuga in 1946 and received medical treatment at a camp at Solny in 1948. However, he officially remains missing in action. Scheel was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 December 1943.
Günther Scheel was credited with 71 victories in approximately 70 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included 20 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
No
Date
Time
A/c TypeUnit
Location / Comments2
9.2.1943
9:20
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
10 123
3
9.2.1943
15:25
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
10 142
4
14.2.1943
13:21
Il-2
2./JG 54
10 473
5
14.2.1943
13:37
Il-2
2./JG 54
10 452
6
18.2.1943
8:20
Il-2
2./JG 54
10 532
7
23.2.1943
10:59
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
10 172
8
21.3.1943
8:45
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
00 193
9
24.3.1943
8:53
Il-2
2./JG 54
10 193
10
3.4.1943
17:57
P-39
2./JG 54
10 141
11
8.4.1943
16:28
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
90 252
12
16.4.1943
12:25
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
-
13
1.5.1943
15:55
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
00 164
14
5.5.1943
11:45
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
00 152
15
5.5.1943
11:48
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
00 161
16
24.5.1943
19:37
Il-2
2./JG 54
9 791
17
24.5.1943
19:38
Il-2
2./JG 54
9 872
18
30.5.1943
13:48
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
10 113
19
30.5.1943
19:50
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
11 783
20
30.5.1943
19:51
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
11 784
21
30.5.1943
20:18
P-40
2./JG 54
10 123
22
5.6.1943
12:01
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
10 451
23
5.6.1943
12:10
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
10 151
24
10.6.1943
18:16
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
10 692
25
18.6.1943
2:02
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
00 334
26
21.6.1943
10:14
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
10 261
27
21.6.1943
10:15
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
10 262
28
21.6.1943
15:25
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
20 112
29
21.6.1943
20:05
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
20 131
30
22.6.1943
2:25
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
90 634
31
5.7.1943
4:18
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
63 612
32
5.7.1943
10:02
P-40
2./JG 54
63 551
33
5.7.1943
10:06
P-40
2./JG 54
63 534
34
5.7.1943
12:02
P-40
2./JG 54
63 583
35
5.7.1943
18:35
Il-2
2./JG 54
63 481
36
5.7.1943
18:37
Il-2
2./JG 54
63 364
37
5.7.1943
18:38
Il-2
2./JG 54
63 444
38
5.7.1943
18:39
Il-2
2./JG 54
63 451
39
6.7.1943
11:48
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
63 568
40
7.7.1943
8:30
Il-2
2./JG 54
53 561
41
7.7.1943
8:31
Il-2
2./JG 54
53 563
42
7.7.1943
8:32
Il-2
2./JG 54
53 592
43
7.7.1943
8:32
Il-2
2./JG 54
53 591
44
7.7.1943
14:12
Boston
2./JG 54
53 691
45
7.7.1943
14:15
Yak-7
2./JG 54
63 514
46
7.7.1943
14:20
Pe-2
2./JG 54
63 592
47
8.7.1943
8:04
Boston
2./JG 54
63 561
48
8.7.1943
17:31
La-5
2./JG 54
63 531
49
8.7.1943
17:40
P-39
2./JG 54
53 693
50
9.7.1943
4:45
P-39
2./JG 54
63 576
51
9.7.1943
5:11
Il-2
2./JG 54
63 575
52
9.7.1943
5:12
Il-2
2./JG 54
63 579
53
10.7.1943
7:19
P-39
2./JG 54
63 753
54
10.7.1943
7:20
P-39
2./JG 54
63 754
55
10.7.1943
7:22
P-39
2./JG 54
63 743
56
10.7.1943
13:33
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
63 543
57
10.7.1943
18:50
Yak-1
2./JG 54
63 714
58
11.7.1943
4:24
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
63 572
59
11.7.1943
4:26
LaGG-3
2./JG 54
63 573
60
11.7.1943
4:33
La-5
2./JG 54
63 597
61
12.7.1943
7:09
Il-2
2./JG 54
64 753
62
13.7.1943
11:11
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
73 144
63
13.7.1943
11:13
Yak-9
2./JG 54
73 123
64
13.7.1943
11:13
Yak-9
2./JG 54
73 123
65
13.7.1943
14:04
Il-2
2./JG 54
54 413
66
13.7.1943
14:12
Il-2
2./JG 54
54 442
67
13.7.1943
19:12
LaGG-5
2./JG 54
64 821
68
14.7.1943
15:45
Il-2
2./JG 54
54 481
69
16.7.1943
5:25
Spitfire
2./JG 54
54 443
70
16.7.1943
7:55
Yak-9
2./JG 54
65 412
71
16.7.1943
8:05
Yak-9
2./JG 54
64 356


Victories : 71
Awards : Ehrenpokal (13 September 1943)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (31 August 1943)
Ritterkreuz (5 December 1943)
Units : JG 54
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