Eberhard Burath
Oberleutnant

Eberhard Burath

    Eberhard Burath was born on 6 June 1918. Burath was posted to JG 1, following the completion of his flying training in, October 1942. Leutnant Burath was assigned to 11./JG 1, based at Mönchengladbach. By February 1943, Burath was fulfilling the role of Gruppenadjutant of IV./JG 1. On 21 May 1943, now based at Schipol in Holland operating with 3./JG 1, Burath participated in the interception of USAAF four-engine bombers returning from raiding targets in Germany. He was successful in downing one of the bombers 100 kilometres north of Ameland for his first victory. On 28 July, Burath participated in an attack on USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers in the Leeuwarden area. In the ensuing combat, Burath’s Fw 190 was hit necessitating a belly-landing in a potato field near Buitenpost. Burath was shot down again on 10 February 1944. While attacking USAAF B-17s over Braunschweig, his Fw 190 was hit. He successfully baled out, landing near Watenstedt uninjured. On 1 March 1944, Oberleutnant Burath was appointed Staffelkapitän of 4./JG 1. Burath was shot down again on 29 March. By March 1945, Burath was serving as Staffelkapitän of 9./JG 51. He recorded his seventh, and last, victory on 22 March, when he shot down a Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bomber.
    Eberhard Burath was credited with seven victories. He recorded one victory over the Eastern front. All six victories he recorded over the Western front were four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
21.5.1943
13:15
B-17 3./JG 1 100km N Ameland
2
26.7.1943
12:50
B-17 3./JG 1 05 Ost S/CP-5-2
3
11.1.1944
11:30
B-17 4./JG 1 S Paderborn
4
10.2.1944
12:04
B-17 HSS 4./JG 1 N Gifhorn
5
23.3.1944
10:33
B-17 4./JG 1 Braunschweig area
6
11.4.1944
-
B-17 4./JG 1 Braunschweig area / not confirmed
7
22.3.1945
10:45-11:30
Pe-2 9./JG 51 95 636

Victories : 7
Awards :
Units : JG 1, JG 51

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