Herbert Bareuther
Leutnant

Herbert Bareuther

    Herbert Bareuther was born on 29 July 1914 at Asch in Egerland. He joined the Luftwaffe at the beginning of 1939. In spring 1941, Bareuther was posted to JG 51. Unteroffizier Bareuther was assigned to 3./JG 51. He gained his first victory over the Eastern front on 22 June, when he shot down a Russian DB-3 twin-engine bomber. By the end of 1941 he had increased his victory total to nine. Bareuther was then much involved flying ground support and fighter-bomber missions occassioning little opportunity for aerial combat. He also undertook a long period of fighter pilot instructing. In summer 1944, Bareuther was promoted to the rank of Leutnant. By the middle of August 1944, Bareuther had 44 victories to his credit when he was shot down in aerial combat over Warsaw. He baled out wounded but was captured by partisans. He was freed by German troops some time later. In February 1945, Bareuther returned to combat duty serving with IV./JG 3 based on the Eastern front. Bareuther gained his last eleven victories with this unit. In mid-April, Bareuther was appointed Staffelkapitän of 14./JG 3. On 30 April 1945, Bareuther was hit by Russian flak while undertaking a ground support mission in the Pasewalk area. His aircraft hit a tree and he was killed in the subsequent crash. Leutnant Bareuther was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 5 May 1945.
    Herbert Bareuther was credited with 55 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
22.6.1941
10:01
DB-3 3./JG 51 -
2
30.6.1941
13:00
SB-3 3./JG 51 -
3
30.6.1941
18:45
DB-3 3./JG 51 -
4
30.6.1941
18:50
DB-3 3./JG 51 -
5
13.7.1941
14:50
SB-3 3./JG 51 -
6
10.9.1941
15:00
I-61 3./JG 51 -
7
5.10.1941
13:55
Pe-2 3./JG 51 -
8
5.10.1941
14:15
DB-3A 3./JG 51 -
9
18.10.1941
13:23
E/a 3./JG 51 -
10
5.2.1942
8:55
I-61 3./JG 51 -
11
12.5.1942
4:10
Pe-2 3./JG 51 -
12
27.6.1942
11:10
MiG-3 3./JG 51 -
13
30.10.1942
11:15
I-180 3./JG 51 SE Saborenika: at 3.000m
14
4.12.1942
9:02
Il-2 3./JG 51 Golney: 80m
15
4.12.1942
9:05
Il-2 3./JG 51 Rubinkovo: tiefflug
16
4.12.1942
9:10
Il-2 3./JG 51 Kernssik: tiefflug
17
16.12.1942
11:25
La-5 3./JG 51 Petrochino: 1.000m
18
7.1.1943
8:00
Il-2 3./JG 51 07 684 at 600m
19
8.1.1943
13:23
Il-2 3./JG 51 7811 at 500m
20
7.3.1943
8:55
MiG-3 3./JG 51 46 182: at 200m
21
5.5.1943
17:20
MiG-3 3./JG 51 74 634: at 2.500m
22
6.5.1943
5:52
LaGG-5 3./JG 51 54 692: at 800m
23
7.5.1943
4:57
Il-2 3./JG 51 63 231: at 400m
24
7.5.1943
4:59
Il-2 3./JG 51 63 223: at 300m
25
7.5.1943
5:10
MiG-3 3./JG 51 74 741: at 1.000m
26
10.5.1943
9:05
LaGG-3 3./JG 51 54 892: at 800m
27
2.6.1943
7:45
Yak-1 3./JG 51 63 751: at 3.500m
28
8.6.1943
19:40
Yak-7 3./JG 51 64 773: tiefflug
29
22.11.1943
13:25
Pe-2 3./JG 51 03 433: at 1.200m
30
29.3.1944
16:22
Pe-2 3./JG 51 04 424: at 1.800m
31
30.4.1944
17:05
LaGG-5 3./JG 51 42 873: at 1.200m
32
11.5.1944
6:25
Pe-2 3./JG 51 33 882: at 4.000m
33
28.5.1944
7:07
Yak-7 3./JG 51 96 617: at 1.200m
34
23.6.1944
11:25
Yak-9 3./JG 51 05 169: tiefst.
35
23.6.1944
17:25
Il-2 3./JG 51 05 461: tiefst.
36
24.6.1944
10:26
Il-2 3./JG 51 05 277: at 300m
37
24.6.1944
18:12
P-39 3./JG 51 96 852: at 800m
38
26.6.1944
11:45
P-39 3./JG 51 95 121: at 800m
39
18.7.1944
16:40
Il-2 3./JG 51 42 756: at 800m
40
19.7.1944
15:22
La-5 3./JG 51 32 691: at 1.500m
41
19.7.1944
19:15
La-5 3./JG 51 42 573: at 700m
42
20.7.1944
17:30
Yak-9 3./JG 51 32 813: at 2.000m
43
21.7.1944
11:40
Yak-9 3./JG 51 32 816: at 3.000m
44
1944
-
E/a 3./JG 51 -
45-55
1945
-
11 victories 14./JG 3 -

Victories : 55
Awards : Ehrenpokal (15 February 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (5 February 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (2 May 1945)
Units : JG 51, JG 3

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