Gerhard Marburg
Oberfeldwebel

Gerhard Marburg

    Gerhard Marburg was born on 11 January 1921 at Dresden. By February 1944, Feldwebel Marburg was serving with Sturmstaffel 1, flying heavily armoured and armed Fw 190 fighters against the growing numbers of Allied four-engine bombers raiding Germany. He recorded his initial victories on 21 February, when he scrambled after USAAF four-engine bombers raiding airfields in central and northwest Germany. In the subsequent aerial combat he shot down a B-17 over Harderwijk and, ten minutes later, recorded a Herauschuß of another near Zwolle. By the end of April, Oberfeldwebel Marburg had raised his victory total to five, including four four-engine bombers. About this time Sturmstaffel 1 was incorporated into IV./JG 3 to become 11./JG 3. Marburg recorded two victories while serving with 11./JG 3, both USAAF B-24 four-engine bombers shot down on 8 May 1944 in the Peine-Wolfsburg area, to raise his victory total to seven. In mid-May 1944, Marburg was transferred to the Stabsstaffel of II./JG 4 based at Salzwedel. Here he flew as wingman to Oberstleutnant Hans-Günther von Kornatzki (6 victories, killed in action 12 September 1944), Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG 4. On 3 September 1944, Marburg was killed in a flying accident.
    Gerhard Marburg was credited with seven victories. All his victories were recorded over the Western front and included six four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
21.2.1944
15:10
B-17 Sturmst. 1 Harderwijk
2
21.2.1944
15:25
B-17 HSS Sturmst. 1 W Zwolle
3
11.4.1944
11:15
B-24 Sturmst. 1 Haldersleben
4
11.4.1944
11:17
B-24 Sturmst. 1 Haldersleben
5
18.4.1944
14:35
P-51 Sturmst. 1 Stendal area
6
8.5.1944
10:12
B-24 11./JG 3 Peine-Wolfsburg
7
8.5.1944
10:13
B-24 11./JG 3 Peine-Wolfsburg

Victories : 7
Awards :
Units : Sturmstaffel 1, JG 3, JG 4

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