Fritz Gammel
Oberfeldwebel

Fritz Gammel

    Fritz Gammel was born on 6 March 1914 at Bonn. Gammel was serving with JG 53, based in Sicily, in Spring 1942. Feldwebel Gammel was assigned to 3./JG 53. He flew combat missions over Malta in the period from December 1941 to May 1942. In May 1942, I./JG 53 relocated to Schwäbisch Hall in Germany where they re-equipped with brand new Bf 109 F-4 fighters before transferring to the Eastern front to be based at Kursk. Oberfeldwebel Gammel recorded his first victory on 31 May when he shot down a Russian MiG-3 fighter near Kursk. He was particularly successful during August, claiming 15 victories, including his 10th victory, a Russian LaGG-3 fighter shot down on 9 August. On 4 September 1942, Gammel suffered engine failure in his Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 13 494) “Yellow 8”. He baled out, behind enemy lines, near Seredneje-Pogromnoje, and was seen to land safely to become a prisoner of war.
    Fritz Gammel was credited with 19 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included seven Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
31.5.1942
3:45
MiG-3 3./JG 53 NE Kursk
2
7.7.1942
18:10
LaGG-3 3./JG 53 -
3
27.7.1942
13:05
Il-2 3./JG 53 18 793
4
31.7.1942
14:07
Il-2 3./JG 53 39 271
5
2.8.1942
12:27
Il-2 3./JG 53 3919
6
4.8.1942
18:20
MiG-3 3./JG 53 4956
7
5.8.1942
7:15
MiG-3 3./JG 53 49 742
8
7.8.1942
12:20
R-5 3./JG 53 49 650
9
8.8.1942
6:02
Il-2 3./JG 53 49 613
10
9.8.1942
7:05
LaGG-3 3./JG 53 49 52
11
9.8.1942
18:25
Il-2 3./JG 53 39 47
12
10.8.1942
17:17
MiG-3 3./JG 53 39 752
13
12.8.1942
4:27
Il-2 3./JG 53 39 480
14
12.8.1942
4:42
MiG-3 3./JG 53 39 461
15
13.8.1942
17:45
Il-2 3./JG 53 39 412
16
16.8.1942
14:37
I-153 3./JG 53 40 772
17
18.8.1942
8:56
MiG-3 3./JG 53 49 264
18
19.8.1942
4:29
R-5 3./JG 53 40 840
19
22.8.1942
10:15
MiG-3 3./JG 53 49 240

Victories : 19
Awards : Ehrenpokal
Units : JG 53

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