Günther Fink
Hauptmann

Günther Fink

    Günther Fink was born on 17 March 1918 at Berlin-Spandau. Fink was posted to III./JG 54 in autumn 1940. However, at the end of the year, he was transferred to Ergänzungsstaffel/JG 54. By the time Fink participated in the invasion of Russia, he was serving with 7./JG 54. He gained his first victories on 5 July 1941, when he shot down two Russian SB-3 twin-engine bombers. Following a brief period serving with the Stabstaffel of III./JG 54, during which time he added three victories to raise his tally to five, Fink was transferred to 8./JG 54. On 10 August 1942, Oberleutnant Fink was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG 54. During the summer nights of 1942, Fink was to record nine victories over the Leningrad front. He claimed his 20th victory on 26 August. The following day, he claimed four enemy aircraft shot down to record his 21st through 24th victories. On 9 December, Fink claimed his 30th victory. By the end of 1942, he had 33 victories to his credit. In three days from 5 January 1943, Fink claimed 10 victories, including six Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, to raise his victory total to 43. Oberleutnant Fink was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 14 March 1943 for 46 victories. In the spring of 1943, III./JG 54 was relocated to Germany. On 15 May 1943, Fink failed to return in Bf 109 G-4 (W.Nr. 14 961) “Black 1” + I  following aerial combat with USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers south of Helgoland during one of the first deployments of III./JG 54 on Reichsverteidigung duties.
    Günther Fink was credited with 46 victories. He recorded all his victories over the Eastern front, including at least nine Il-2 Sturmoviks. Included in his victory total are nine victories recorded at night.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
5.7.1941
17:05
SB-3 7./JG 54 -
2
5.7.1941
20:07
SB-3 7./JG 54 -
3
28.3.1942
16:40
I-26 Stab III./JG 54 N Mal. Wischera: at 3.000m
4
4.4.1942
10:37
Pe-2 Stab III./JG 54 -
5
20.4.1942
11:20
Yak-1 Stab III./JG 54 -
6
15.5.1942
14:45
P-40 8./JG 54 -
7
7.6.1942
23:35
R-5 8./JG 54 10 783 at 1.200m
8
8.6.1942
0:03
R-5 8./JG 54 10 761 at 500m
9
8.6.1942
0:10
R-5 8./JG 54 -
10
8.6.1942
0:20
R-5 8./JG 54 -
11
10.6.1942
3:30
R-84 8./JG 54 -
12
10.6.1942
23:35
R-5 8./JG 54 -
13
10.6.1942
23:45
R-5 8./JG 54 -
14
10.6.1942
23:52
R-5 8./JG 54 19 133: at 1.300m
15
11.6.1942
3:10
Po-2 8./JG 54 -
16
14.6.1942
23:38
PS-84 8./JG 54 19 124: at 1.500m
17
25.6.1942
0:55
R-5 8./JG 54 -
18
29.6.1942
11:49
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 20 731: at 10m
19
25.8.1942
12:05
MiG-3 8./JG 54 29 571: at 500m
20
26.8.1942
10:05
Yak-1 8./JG 54 18 491: at 1.300m
21
27.8.1942
15:15
I-16 8./JG 54 10 442: at 20m
22
27.8.1942
18:09
Il-2 8./JG 54 10 313: at 800m
23
27.8.1942
18:24
P-40 8./JG 54 10 184: at 400m
24
27.8.1942
18:39
P-40 8./JG 54 10 252: at 200m
25
28.8.1942
18:16
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 10 240: at 600m
26
2.9.1942
6:42
MiG-3 8./JG 54 10 244: at 1.200m
27
2.9.1942
6:42
MiG-3 8./JG 54 10 244: at 100m
28
2.9.1942
13:53
MiG-3 8./JG 54 10 181: at 200m
29
11.9.1942
13:40
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 10 141: at 1.700m
30
9.12.1942
8:37
Il-2 8./JG 54 3km NW Navierow: 20m
31
16.12.1942
9:30
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 2km SW Velikye-Luki
32
17.12.1942
8:10
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 721 at 1.800m
33
30.12.1942
12:02
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 07 663 at 2.200m
34
5.1.1943
8:24
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 723 at 300m
35
5.1.1943
8:26
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 753 at 300m
36
5.1.1943
8:33
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 872 at 20m
37
6.1.1943
8:57
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 07 582 at 1.500m
38
6.1.1943
9:05
MiG-3 8./JG 54 07 594 at 1.200m
39
6.1.1943
9:09
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 07 564 at 1.200m
40
6.1.1943
11:03
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 07 673 at 2.000m
41
7.1.1943
7:55
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 674 at 200m
42
7.1.1943
8:00
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 653 at 20m
43
7.1.1943
8:07
Il-2 8./JG 54 07 632 at 10m
44
14.1.1943
10:34
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 07 644 at 3.500m
45
15.1.1943
11:08
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 07 644 at 500m 
46
17.1.1943
12:33
LaGG-3 8./JG 54 1km NW Bolschaya: at 3.000m

Victories : 46
Awards : Ehrenpokal (3 August 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (27 October 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (14 March 1943)
Units : JG 54

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