Marian Mazurek
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Marian Mazurek

    Marian Mazurek was born on 15 August 1920 at Böhne. He joined the Luftwaffe at the outbreak of World War 2. Mazurek underwent flying training with Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 21 at Magdeburg. By July 1942, Mazurek was serving with JG 53 based on the Eastern front. Unteroffizier Mazurek was assigned to 1./JG 53. He recorded his first victory on 26 July, when he shot down a Russian MiG-1 fighter near Olginskaya. On 13 August, Mazurek claimed a Russian I-153 biplane fighter, a MiG-3 fighter and a Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft shot down to record his fifth through seventh victories. Mazurek claimed 20 victories in September, including three Il-2 Sturmoviks shot down on 7 September (10-12), four Russian aircraft shot down on 9 September (13-16), three Russian fighters on 11 September (18-20) and four enemy aircraft shot down on 18 September (22-25). In late-September 1942, I./JG 53 was relocated to the Mediterranean theatre and bases in Sicily. Mazurek recorded his 30th victory on 15 October, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter over Malta. He shot down a further two Spitfires on 16 October (31-32). Operating over Tunisia from November 1942 to May 1943 to counter the Allied landings in North Africa, Mazurek added a further two victories to raise his victory total to 34. He was awarded the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold  on 12 January for 32 victories. Following the fall of Tunisia, Mazurek and I./JG 53 were based at Catanaia in Sicily. On 25 May 1943, Mazurek shot down his first, and only, four-engine bomber, a USAAF B-17 west of Stromboli for his 35th, and last, victory. On 9 June 1943, Feldwebel Mazurek engaged USAAF B-24 four-engine bombers near Palazzollo. In the ensuing combat, Mazurek was shot down and killed in Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 15 266) “White 16”.
    Marian Mazurek was credited with 35 victories. He recorded 29 victories over the Eastern front, including 10 Il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft. Of his six victories recorded over the Western front, one was a four-engine bomber.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
26.7.1942
8:47
MiG-1 1./JG 53 Near Olginskaya
2
9.8.1942
13:38
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 SW Kalatsch
3
9.8.1942
13:45
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 SE Kalatsch
4
12.8.1942
4:30
Il-2 1./JG 53 39 753
5
13.8.1942
6:19
I-153 1./JG 53 49 410
6
13.8.1942
17:45
MiG-3 1./JG 53 Kalatsch
7
13.8.1942
17:55
Il-2 1./JG 53 49 320
8
17.8.1942
17:04
Il-2 1./JG 53 Katschalinskaya
9
21.8.1942
4:50
MiG-1 1./JG 53 W Dubovij-Ostrol
10
7.9.1942
11:28
Il-2 1./JG 53 4km N Kachalinskaya
11
7.9.1942
15:52
Il-2 1./JG 53 2km S Kachalinskaya
12
7.9.1942
15:54
Il-2 1./JG 53 Bhf. Kotluban
13
9.9.1942
9:30
Yak-1 1./JG 53 bei Petschingi
14
9.9.1942
12:35
Il-2 1./JG 53 3km S Bhf. Kotluban
15
9.9.1942
12:40
MiG-3 1./JG 53 8km S Kachalinskaya
16
9.9.1942
16:28
Pe-2 1./JG 53 3km S Petravoske
17
10.9.1942
12:55
Pe-2 1./JG 53 bei Kotluban
18
11.9.1942
11:05
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 zwischen Hafen u. Actuba
19
11.9.1942
11:15
Yak-1 1./JG 53 1km N Gretniki
20
11.9.1942
15:28
Yak-1 1./JG 53 49 271
21
17.9.1942
16:30
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 40 743
22
18.9.1942
5:54
Il-2 1./JG 53 3km E Halbpunkt
23
18.9.1942
5:55
Il-2 1./JG 53 6km NE Halbpunkt
24
18.9.1942
5:58
Il-2 1./JG 53 49 122
25
18.9.1942
6:01
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 10km NE Bhf. Kotluban
26
19.9.1942
8:58
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 49 122
27
22.9.1942
16:25
Yak-1 1./JG 53 49 253
28
23.9.1942
16:57
LaGG-3 1./JG 53 8km SW Achtuba
29
25.9.1942
8:30
Yak-1 1./JG 53 10km E Kabitschlinskaya
30
15.10.1942
17:26
Spitfire 1./JG 53 15km E La Valetta / Spitfire (EP340) “M” of 249 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Sgt ET Hiskens, killed
31
16.10.1942
8:20
Spitfire 1./JG 53 20km N La Valetta / Spitfire of 1435 Sqn, RAF
32
16.10.1942
11:15
Spitfire 1./JG 53 3km S Halfar / Spitfire (BP860) of 229 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O HG Reynolds, crash-landed at Luqa
33
30.4.1943
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P-40 1./JG 53 -
34
4.5.1943
16:45
P-39 1./JG 53 1km S Cap Bon
35
25.5.1943
12:50
B-17 1./JG 53 10km W Stromboli

Victories : 35
Awards : Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (12 January 1943)
Units : JG 53

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