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Aviation History Timeline : 21st October
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21October1940Flight Lieutenant Charles Palliser of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Do17
21October1940Hauptmann Dietrich Hrabak of II./Jagdgeschwader 54 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1940Hauptmann Heinz Bretntz of II./Jagdgeschwader 53 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1940Hauptmann Walter Storp of II./Kampfgeschwader 76 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1940Luftwaffe lost one JU88 and One DO17 shot down by Anti Aircraft batteries
21October1940Major Edgar Petersen of I./Kampfgeschwader 40 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1940Major Joachim Hahn of Kampfgruppe 606 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1940New Zealand Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. S. Williams of 266 Squadron, was Killed.
21October1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 689 with 410 Hurricanes, 227 Spitfires, 32 Blenheims, amd 13 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
21October1940Oberleutnant Kurt Eichstdt of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
21October1940W. S. Williams, a pilot from New Zealand, with 0.00 victories, who flew Spitfire with No.266 Sqn RAF, died on this day
21October1941Former Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O V. M. M. Ortmans of 229 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
21October1941Hauptmann Anton Mader of JG 77 shot down an I-5
21October1941Hauptmann Anton Mader of JG 77 shot down an I-5
21October1941Hauptmann Johannes Schmid of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Hauptmann Josef Priller of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Hauptmann Josef Priller of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Leutnant Hans Johannsen of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Hfemeier of JG 51 shot down an I-16 Rata
21October1941Oberfeldwebel Heinz Schawaller of JG 51 shot down an I-16 Rata
21October1941Oberfeldwebel Josef Ederer of JG 53 shot down a Blenheim
21October1941Oberleutnant Bruno Stolle of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberleutnant Egon Mayer of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberleutnant Egon Mayer of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberleutnant Hermann Segatz of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberleutnant Kurt Ebersberger of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberleutnant Otto Hahn of JG 77 shot down an I-5
21October1941Oberleutnant Otto Meyer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberleutnant Walter Hckner of JG 77 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1941Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1941Unteroffizier Franz Schulte of JG 77 shot down an I-5
21October1941Unteroffizier Hans-Joachim Fast of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
21October1942 James Francis Edwards of shot down a Macchi 202
21October1942Hauptmann Hans-Horst Hissbach of KG 40 shot down a Beaufighter
21October1942Henry Hamilton, a pilot from US, with 7.00 victories, died on this day
21October1942Leutnant Herfried Krner of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
21October1942Leutnant Jrgen Harder of JG 53 shot down a Curtiss P-40
21October1942Leutnant Willy Kientsch of JG 27 shot down a Curtiss P-40
21October1942Oberleutnant Armin Landmann of JG 2 shot down a B-17
21October1942Oberleutnant Bruno Stolle of JG 2 shot down a B-17
21October1942Oberleutnant Hans Heindorff of Fern-Aufklrungs-Gruppe des OBdL was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1942Oberleutnant Iro Ilk of 1. (K)/Lehrgeschwader 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1942Oberleutnant Josef Peteani of 7./Lehrgeschwader 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1942Oberleutnant Josef Prentl of 1./Flak-Regiment 29 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1942Oberstleutnant i.G. Torsten Christ of Chef des Generalstab VIII. Fliegerkorps was awarded the Knight's Cross
21October1942Toshio Ota, a pilot from Japan, with 34.00 victories, died on this day
21October1942Unteroffizier Rudolf Eisele of JG 2 shot down a B-17
21October1943Feldwebel Alfred Gross of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Feldwebel Alfred Gross of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Feldwebel Alfred Gross of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Feldwebel Alfred Gross of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Feldwebel Andreas Sterl of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Feldwebel Friedrich Reckendorfer of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Feldwebel Gerhard Schneider of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Feldwebel Gerhard Schneider of JG 51 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Feldwebel Gerhard Schneider of JG 51 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Feldwebel Hans-Joachim Birkner of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
21October1943Feldwebel Heinz Wernicke of JG 54 shot down a Pe-2
21October1943Feldwebel Helmut Grollmu of JG 54 shot down a La-5
21October1943Feldwebel Helmut Grollmu of JG 54 shot down a Pe-2
21October1943Feldwebel Helmut Grollmu of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Feldwebel Horst Forbig of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Feldwebel Otto Fnnekold of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Feldwebel Otto Fnnekold of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Feldwebel Otto Wrfel of JG 51 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Feldwebel Otto Wrfel of JG 51 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Feldwebel Otto Wrfel of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down a La-5
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Feldwebel Reinhold Hoffmann of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Gefreiter Anton Resch of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Hauptmann Friedrich-Wilhelm Kahler of NAGr. 4 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Hauptmann Friedrich-Wilhelm Kahler of NAGr. 4 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Hauptmann Gnther Rall of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
21October1943Hauptmann Gnther Rall of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Hauptmann Heinz Lange of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Hauptmann Joachim Brendel of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Hauptmann Joachim Brendel of JG 51 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Leutnant Detlef Jung of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Leutnant Detlev Petersen of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a La-5
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down a La-5
21October1943Leutnant Emil Lang of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Leutnant Erich Hartmann of JG 52 shot down a LaGG
21October1943Leutnant Ernst-Dietrich Grumme of JG 51 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1943Leutnant Franz Schall of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Leutnant Franz Trowal of JG 77 shot down a P-38
21October1943Leutnant Franz Trowal of JG 77 shot down a P-38
21October1943Leutnant Helmut Lipfert of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
21October1943Leutnant Helmut Lipfert of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
21October1943Leutnant Helmut Lipfert of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
21October1943Leutnant Karl-Heinz Luchau of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1943Leutnant Norbert Hannig of JG 54 shot down a Jak-7
21October1943Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
21October1943Leutnant Walter Wolfrum of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Leutnant Wilhelm Volkmann of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Leutnant Wolf-Dieter Stiebler of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Oberfahnrich Helmut Thomas of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
21October1943Oberfahnrich Helmut Thomas of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Frster of JG 77 shot down a P-38
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Anton Dbele of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Bernhard Vechtel of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Fritz Tegtmeier of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Fritz Tegtmeier of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Gnther Kossatz of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Oberfeldwebel Paul Eberhardt of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Oberleutnant Hermann Lcke of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Oberleutnant Hermann Lcke of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Oberleutnant Horst Ademeit of JG 54 shot down a La-5
21October1943Oberleutnant Horst Ademeit of JG 54 shot down a La-5
21October1943Oberleutnant Horst Ademeit of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Oberleutnant Horst Ademeit of JG 54 shot down an Il-2
21October1943Oberleutnant Paul-Heinrich Dhne of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Oberleutnant Paul-Heinrich Dhne of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Oberleutnant Walter Krupinski of JG 52 shot down an Airacobra
21October1943Oberleutnant Walter Krupinski of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Oberleutnant Wilhelm Batz of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Unteroffizier Gerhard Grlach of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1943Unteroffizier Hans Ellendt of JG 52 shot down a Jak-1
21October1943Unteroffizier Kurt Gren of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Unteroffizier Rolf Gthorl of JG 54 shot down a LaGG-3
21October1943Unteroffizier Werner Biesmann of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Unteroffizier Werner Biesmann of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Unteroffizier Wilhelm Schorr of JG 54 shot down a Jak-9
21October1943Unteroffizier Wolfgang Hahne of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Unteroffizier Wolfgang Hahne of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Unteroffizier Wolfgang Hahne of JG 52 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1943Unteroffizier Wolfgang Ohl of JG 51 shot down an Il-2mH.
21October1944Feldwebel Mannetstetter of JG 2 shot down a P-47
21October1944Feldwebel Raimund Kock of JG 2 shot down a P-47
21October1944Feldwebel Siegfried Kapschat of JG 2 shot down a P-47
21October1944Gefreiter Alfred Edelhoff of JG 2 shot down a P-47
21October1944Hauptmann Fritz Stendel of JG 5 shot down a Jak-9
21October1944Hauptmann Fritz Stendel of JG 5 shot down a Jak-9
21October1944Hauptmann Hans Krause of NJG 101 shot down a Wellington
21October1944Hauptmann Helmut Lipfert of JG 52 shot down a LaGG-5
21October1944Leutnant Schneider of JG 5 shot down an Airacobra
21October1944Leutnant Schneider of JG 5 shot down an Airacobra
21October1944Leutnant Matthias Giglberger of JG 2 shot down a P-47
21October1944Leutnant Peter Dttmann of JG 52 shot down a Jak-11
21October1944Leutnant Peter Dttmann of JG 52 shot down a Jak-11
21October1944Leutnant Peter Kalden of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1944Oberfeldwebel Fritz Marquardt of JG 51 shot down a Jak-9
21October1944Oberleutnant Johann Hirn of NAGr. 32 shot down a Boston
21October1944Unteroffizier Kemmel of JG 5 shot down an Airacobra
21October1944Unteroffizier Kemmel of JG 5 shot down an Airacobra
21October1944Unteroffizier Ragmowski of NJG 101 shot down a Mustang
21October1944Unteroffizier Ragmowski of NJG 101 shot down a Mustang
21October1944Unteroffizier Erasmus Frschmann of JG 53 shot down a P-38
21October1958J Trollope, a pilot from UK, with 18.00 victories, died on this day
21October2000Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. D. Bisdee of 609 Squadron, Passed away.
21October2000John Bisdee DFC, a pilot from UK, with 8.00 victories, who flew Spitfire with No.601 Sqn RAF, No.609 Sqn RAF, 322 Wing and who signed some of our artwork, died on this day
21October2012William Walker, a pilot from UK, with 0.00 victories, who flew Spitfire with No.616 Sqn RAF, No.116 Sqn RAF and who signed some of our artwork, died on this day

See our aviation history timeline for all today's historical aviation events - air victories, aircraft losses and pilot details.

RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
No.823 Sqn FAA added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Colonel Herbert L Prevost :
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Karl-Heinz Schnell : Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Squadron service dates updated
1st Lieutenant Jay A Harrington added to aircrew database :
Flying from March 1944 opne of his first missions was the hit on the marshalling yard at Haiger. He flew missions on D-Day, the major strike on St Lo and throughout the advance from Normandy to the final days in Germany up to the end of the war.
New victory claim added : Me109 (Probable victory.) claimed on 11th November 1940 by Robert Innes of No.253 Sqn RAF
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1470 :
387th Fighter Squadron added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Blenheim T2439 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 03-04-1941 : Blenheim crashed and exploded near Dorchester while trying to locate Boscombe Down.)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Major Allen V Mundt :
Updates made to Aircrew database for : James Bain : First name updated (now James), Birth date updated, Victories updated, Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated
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