Heinz Ebeling
Oberleutnant

Heinz Ebeling

    Heinz Ebeling was born on 2 January 1918 at Karlsruhe. Ebeling was posted to JG 26 on 1 December 1939. Leutnant Ebeling was assigned to 8./JG 26. He achieved his first victory, a French Morane 406 over Gramont, on 17 May 1940. By the end of the French campaign, he had recorded five victories. During the large aerial combats of the Battle of Britain, Ebeling shot down 10 British fighters in August 1940 alone, including three victories on 12 August and two on 15 August. Oberleutnant Ebeling was appointed Staffelkapitän of 9./JG 26 on 22 August 1940. On 31 August, Ebeling shot down a RAF Hurricane north of London. However, his Bf 109 E-4 (WNr 3712) “Yellow 3” received hits in the radiator during the encounter. Ebeling managed to nurse the damaged aircraft as far as the Channel where he was forced to bale out. After one and one half hours in the sea, he was rescued by a German air-sea rescue seaplane. Later that same day, Ebeling shot down a further two RAF Hurricanes. After claiming three further victories in September 1940, Ebeling led 9./JG 26 through a conversion to the fighter bomber role. From 15 October, he was to lead the Staffel on many fighter-bomber missions over England. On 5 November 1940 Ebeling, flying Me 109E-4/B (W.Nr. 3740) “Yellow 3”, collided with his wingman Fw. Walter Braun over Dungeness. Both survived their crash-landings to be taken prisoners for the remainder of the war. Ebeling was awarded the Ritterkreuz on this day for 18 victories. Ebeling died on 30 November 1987 at Obsteig in Tirol.
    Heinz Ebeling was credited with 18 victories in 163 missions.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
Comments
1.
17.5.1940
18:30
Morane 406 8./JG 26 Gramont  
2.
28.5.1940
12:25
Hurricane 8./JG 26 NW Ostend  
3.
31.5.1940
15:45
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Dunkirk  
4.
9.6.1940
15:30
Morane 406 8./JG 26 Rouen Caudron C 714 of GC I/145 of Armée de l’Air
5.
13.6.1940
12:40
Defiant 8./JG 26 Paris Defiant of 142 Sqn, RAF
6.
12.8.1940
12:15
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Thames Estuary  
7.
12.8.1940
12:20
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Thames Estuary  
8.
12.8.1940
18:20
Spitfire 8./JG 26 SW Dover Spitfire of 64 Sqn, RAF
9.
15.8.1940
12:40
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Folkestone Spitfire of 54 Sqn, RAF
10.
15.8.1940
19:45
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Folkestone Hurricane of 151 Sqn, RAF
11.
18.8.1940
18:45
Spitfire 8./JG 26 N London  
12.
30.8.1940
18:35
Hurricane 9./JG 26 S England Hurricane of 253 Sqn, RAF
13.
31.8.1940
9:50
Hurricane 9./JG 26 North Weald Hurricane of 56 Sqn, RAF
14.
31.8.1940
19:10
Hurricane 9./JG 26 NW Folkestone Hurricane of 85 Sqn, RAF
15.
31.8.1940
19:20
Hurricane 9./JG 26 NW Folkestone Hurricane of 85 Sqn, RAF
16.
6.9.1940
11:05
Hurricane 9./JG 26 NW Dover Hurricane of 303 Sqn, RAF
17.
7.9.1940
18:50
Spitfire 9./JG 26 SE London Spitfire of 603 Sqn, RAF
-
7.9.1940
18:50
Spitfire 9./JG 26 SE London Spitfire of 603 Sqn, RAF – not confirmed
18.
18.9.1940
19:40
Hurricane 9./JG 26 London  

Victories : 18
Awards : Knight`s Cross
Units : JG 26

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