Ernst Düllberg
Major
 
Ernst Düllberg
 
    Ernst Düllberg was born on 28 March 1913 at Unna in Westalen. At the outbreak of World War 2, Düllberg was serving in the Stabsstaffel of I./JG 3. On 21 July 1940, he transferred to 8./JG 27. He recorded his first victory, a RAF Blenheim bomber, on 1 August. On 5 August 1940, Düllberg was appointed Staffelkapitän of 5./JG 27. By the end of 1940, he had claimed a further five victories over England during the Battle of Britain. During the brief deployment of II./JG 27 to Russia, Düllberg claimed a Russian SB-3 bomber shot down before the unit was relocated to North Africa. On 22 November 1941, Düllberg was wounded in aerial combat with British fighters but managed to return to his airfield at Ain-el-Gazala where he made a successful belly landing (Bf 109F-4 trop W.Nr. 8466). It would appear he was the victim of Australian ace Alan Rawlinson (8 destroyed, 2 probable and 8 damaged victories) of 3 Sqn RAAF. In February 1942, Düllberg returned to combat duty serving with 5./JG 27. On 26 May, he was transferred to the Geschwaderstab of JG 27. On 11 October 1942, Düllberg was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 27. Düllberg’s total had reached 18 by the end of 1942. By the end of 1943, he had increased his score to 28. In spring 1944, III./JG 27 was relocated to Germany to undertake Reichsverteidigung duties. Düllberg was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July 1944 for 35 victories. On 7 October was Major Düllberg appointed Kommodore of JG 76. He led the unit to Hungary where he led all the fighter units operating in the southeast: II./JG 51, II./JG 52 and III./JG 53 in addition to the Hungarian fighter units. Düllberg claimed his last eight victories, all Russian fighters, during this period. In February 1945, Düllberg underwent conversion to the Me-262 jet fighter with III./EJG 2. In March, he joined II./JG 7, leading ground forces of this unit until the end of the war. Düllberg died on 27 July 1984 at Essen.
    Ernst Düllberg was credited with 45 victories in 650 missions. He recorded nine victories over the Eastern front. Included in his victory total are 10 four-engined heavy bombers.
 
No.
Date
Time
A/C Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1.
1.8.1940
16:45
Blenheim 8./JG 27 Cherbourg area
2.
18.8.1940
15:27
Hurricane 5./JG 27 Selsey Bill
3.
30.8.1940
12:15
Spitfire 5./JG 27 Ashford
4.
27.9.1940
10:17
Hurricane 5./JG 27 Biggin Hill
5.
30.9.1940
17:50
Hurricane 5./JG 27 London
6.
7.10.1940
14:45
Hurricane 5./JG 27 London
7.
25.6.1941
12:31
SB-3 5./JG 27 SW Wilna / Eastern front
8.
5.10.1941
9:40
Hurricane 5./JG 27 N Sidi Omar / Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF
9.
22.10.1941
12:00
P-40 5./JG 27 near Sidi Omar / Tomahawk of 2 Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Sturm
10.
12.11.1941
15:44
P-40 5./JG 27 Bardia-Sollum / Hurricane of 451 Sqn, RAF
11.
9.2.1942
9:58
P-40 5./JG 27 Martuba / Tomahawk of 208 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Davies
12.
12.2.1942
13:25
Hurricane 5./JG 27 Tobruk / Fulmar of RN Fulmar Flt flown by Sub Lt Polwin
13.
27.3.1942
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P-40 5./JG 27  
14.
11.4.1942
10:54
P-40 5./JG 27 ESE el Mansur / Tomahawk of 4 Sqn, SAAF
15.
20.4.1942
11:55
P-40 5./JG 27 8km S Gambut / Hurricane of 33 Sqn, RAF
16.
13.7.1942
18:48
Hurricane Stab JG 27 12km SW El Alamein
17.
20.10.1942
9:25
P-46 Stab III./JG 27 E El-Daba
18.
25.10.1942
8:40
P-46 Stab III./JG 27 NW El-Alamein
19.
28.9.1943
16:08
Spitfire Stab III./JG 27 E Kardamaina
20.
30.9.1943
14:40
Walrus Stab III./JG 27 Leros
21.
5.10.1943
12:55
B-24 Stab III./JG 27 W Lidorikion
22.
14.11.1943
13:35
Beaufighter Stab III./JG 27 NE Leros
23.
16.11.1943
12:30
Beaufighter Stab III./JG 27 E Levita
24.
6.12.1943
12:55
B-17 Stab III./JG 27 W Milos
25.
13.12.1943
8:18
Baltimore Stab III./JG 27 S Georgios
26.
14.12.1943
10:55
B-17 Stab III./JG 27 E Tatoi
27.
20.12.1943
12:39
B-17 Stab III./JG 27 Eleusis
28.
20.12.1943
12:50
B-17 Stab III./JG 27 NE Megara
29.
2.4.1944
10:34
B-24 Stab III./JG 27 SW Wolfsberg
30.
23.4.1944
13:40
B-24 HSS Stab III./JG 27 W Veszprem
31.
12.5.1944
12:35
B-17 Stab III./JG 27 50km NE Frankfurt
32.
24.5.1944
10:15
B-24 Stab III./JG 27 40km N Bruck a. d. Mur
33.
29.5.1944
9:50
B-24 Stab III./JG 27 30km SE Markersdorf
34.
10.6.1944
14:30
P-47 Stab III./JG 27 NE Lisieux
35.
6.7.1944
6:25
P-47 Stab III./JG 27 25km NE Lisieux
36.
17.8.1944
19:07
Typhoon Stab III./JG 27 94 Ost N/AU, Flers area
37.
18.8.1944
19:25
P-51 Stab III./JG 27 5km W Laigneville
38.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
39.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
40.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
41.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
42.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
43.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
44.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
45.
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Russian fighter Stab JG 76 Eastern front
 
Victories : 45
Awards : Knight`s Cross
Units : JG 3, JG 27, JG 76, EJG 2, JG 7
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