Siegfried Engfer
Oberleutnant

Siegfried Engfer

    Siegfried Engfer was born on 27 April 1915 at Neuhof in the Dramburg region of Ostpommern. He joined the army in 1935 serving in the infantry before transferring to the Luftwaffe in 1937. Engfer was posted to 9./JG 3 in May 1941. However, he suffered a serious injury in an accident on 4 June, which kept him from combat duties until spring 1942. Operating over the Eastern front, Engfer was particularly successful. He claimed his first victory on 12 March 1942, when he shot down a Russian R-5 biplane tactical reconnaissance aircraft. During summer 1942, Engfer was to gain the majority of his victories. In August, he claimed 15 victories, including his 20th victory on 18 August. His most successful month was September, when he claimed 24 victories, including 30th victory on 2 September, his 40th on 10 September and his 50th on 23 September. Feldwebel Engfer was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 52 victories on 2 October. On 28 May 1943, Engfer transferred to Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost as a fighter pilot instructor. He then suffered a serious illness, which prevented his return to combat duty or flying for the remainder of the war. Engfer died in April 1946.
    Siegfried Enfer was credited with 58 victories in 348 missions. All his victories were gained over the Eastern front and included 25 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
12.3.1942
17:50
R-5 9./JG 3 -
2
1.4.1942
15:13
Il-2 9./JG 3 10km SE Staraya Russa
3
1.4.1942
15:20
Il-2 9./JG 3 1km Schedowo
4
20.5.1942
4:50
Il-2 9./JG 3 -
5
29.5.1942
18:41
R-10 9./JG 3 -
6
10.7.1942
4:05
MiG-1 9./JG 3 Voronezh
7
16.7.1942
13:10
R-5 9./JG 3 -
8
17.7.1942
10:10
MiG-1 9./JG 3 -
9
22.7.1942
14:58
Il-2 9./JG 3 -
10
24.7.1942
8:50
Il-2 9./JG 3 -
11
26.7.1942
12:27
Il-2 9./JG 3 -
12
26.7.1942
12:34
Il-2 9./JG 3 -
13
26.7.1942
18:13
MiG-1 9./JG 3 -
14
28.7.1942
9:55
Il-2 9./JG 3 NW Kalatsch
15
9.8.1942
6:01
Su-2 9./JG 3 SE Kalatsch
16
9.8.1942
6:03
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 NW Stalingrad
17
9.8.1942
18:05
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 SE Kalatsch
18
11.8.1942
17:05
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 SW Stalingrad
19
17.8.1942
9:35
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 N Pajoro
20
18.8.1942
17:20
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 E Akalovo
21
19.8.1942
11:35
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 Prudki
22
19.8.1942
11:44
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 N Kaschinka
23
21.8.1942
5:48
Pe-2 9./JG 3 NNE Swloditschka
24
23.8.1942
12:55
I-180 9./JG 3 Achtuba
25
24.8.1942
11:55
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 Stalingrad
26
27.8.1942
7:40
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 NE Leninsk
27
28.8.1942
11:00
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 NNW Stalingrad
28
31.8.1942
8:58
Yak-1 9./JG 3 Tinguta
29
31.8.1942
9:05
Yak-1 9./JG 3 SE Sarepta
30
2.9.1942
9:45
P-2 9./JG 3 3km N Kapovka
31
3.9.1942
5:25
Il-2 9./JG 3 E Stalingrad
32
6.9.1942
17:03
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 30km NNW Stalingrad
33
7.9.1942
16:55
La-5 9./JG 3 1km SW Vladimirovka
34
7.9.1942
16:57
Il-2 9./JG 3 1.5km W Gorkisloboda
35
8.9.1942
6:33
La-5 9./JG 3 Bahnhof Kotluban
36
8.9.1942
16:48
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 2km NE Kotluban
37
9.9.1942
16:56
Il-2 9./JG 3 15km NNE Stalingrad
38
9.9.1942
16:58
Il-2 9./JG 3 20km NE Stalingrad
39
10.9.1942
11:18
MiG-1 9./JG 3 Stalingrad
40
10.9.1942
17:10
MiG-1 9./JG 3 15km NE Stalingrad
41
11.9.1942
5:55
Pe-2 9./JG 3 10km NE Katshalino
42
11.9.1942
13:56
Il-2 9./JG 3 Westrand Stalingrad
43
12.9.1942
9:22
Il-2 9./JG 3 20km N Stalingrad
44
12.9.1942
15:56
Il-2 9./JG 3 E Stalingrad
45
13.9.1942
13:11
Il-2 9./JG 3 Bahnhof Belshanka
46
13.9.1942
16:07
Il-2 9./JG 3 10km NE Stalingrad
47
13.9.1942
16:14
Il-2 9./JG 3 Stalingrad
48
14.9.1942
16:27
Il-2 9./JG 3 2km SE Stalingrad
49
14.9.1942
16:29
Il-2 9./JG 3 Stadtmitte Stalingrad
50
15.9.1942
16:12
Il-2 9./JG 3 3km W Stalingrad
51
18.9.1942
5:45
Il-2 9./JG 3 5km SE Achtuba
52
18.9.1942
17:14
Il-2 9./JG 3 Nordstrand Stalingrad
53
24.9.1942
12:49
Il-2 9./JG 3 N Chelyushin
54
28.1.1943
11:48
LaGG-3 9./JG 3 8 224
55
9.2.1943
14:11
Boston 9./JG 3 NE Kramatorskaya
56
12.2.1943
10:45
Boston 9./JG 3 99 814
57
28.2.1943
12:47
Boston 9./JG 3 4km E Dobrovolye
58
2.3.1943
10:37
Il-2 9./JG 3 3km E Bezezinski

Victories : 58
Awards : Ehrenpokal (30 September 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (2 October 1942)
Units : JG 3

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