Friedrich-Karl "Nasen"Müller
Major

Friedrich-Karl NasenMüller

 
    Friedrich-Karl “Nasen” Müller was born on 4 December 1912 at Sulzbach in Saargebiet. He underwent flying training in 1934 and joined the German airline Lufthansa. At the commencement of World War 2, Müller was posted to KGz.b.V. 172 as a transport pilot. Feldwebel Müller was assigned to 5./ KGz.b.V. 172.  He participated in the Polish campaign. In February 1940, Müller became an instructor at Blindflugschule 4. He was promoted to officer rank during his time with the unit. He served with Blindflugschule 7 from September to December 1942. On 13 December 1942, Müller was transferred to I./KG 50 equipped with the He 177 twin-engine bomber. He was appointed Technischer Offizier during his time with the unit. In summer 1943, Müller was invited to join Hajo Hermann to implement the latter’s Wilde Sau single-engine night interception policies. Hermann considered Müller an ideal candidate for the role because of his blind flying instructing experience. Müller was appointed Technischer Offizier of JG 300 on its inception in June 1943. On the night of 3/4 July, Müller recorded his first Wilde Sau victory. He was to become the leading exponent of this tactic. At the end of November 1943, Müller was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 300. He had 19 victories to his credit at this time. On the night of 22/23 October, Müller suffered engine failure necessitating his baling out. He received slight injuries when he hit the ground. On 1 January 1944, Müller was ordered to establish 1./NGr 10. The unit was tasked with testing on-board interception equipment in single-engine fighters. Hauptmann Müller was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 27 July for 23 victories. Müller was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of I./NJG 11 on 25 August 1944. The unit was equipped with single-engine fighter aircraft with on-board interception equipment. In the winter of 1944 and 1945, Müller flew many nocturnal ground attack missions against Allied railway trains and supply columns. He gained his 29th and 30th victories on the night of 20/21 February 1945. Towards the end of the war, I./NJG 11 received a few Me 262 jet fighters to experiment with night interceptions. Müller survived the war but died on 2 November 1987.
    “Nasen” Müller was credited with 30 night victories in 52 missions. All his victories were recorded flying Wilde Sau missions.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1.
4.7.1943
1:28
Halifax NJ VKdo. Margraf Köln
2.
11.8.1943
0:44
Halifax I./JG Herrmann 3-5km NNE Biblis airfield
3.
11.8.1943
0:45
Halifax I./JG Herrmann probably N Heidelberg
4.
18.8.1943
1:45
Lancaster Stab/JG Herrmann Swinemünde
5.
18.8.1943
1:58
Lancaster Stab/JG Herrmann 10km NW Swinemünde
6.
24.8.1943
0:15
Halifax Stab/JG 300 Gässen bei Gentheim
7.
24.8.1943
0:58
Stirling Stab/JG 300 Berlin
8.
24.8.1943
1:15
Stirling Stab/JG 300 Berlin
9.
28.8.1943
2:12
Lancaster Stab/JG 300 18-15km SW or W Nürnburg
10.
6.9.1943
0:07
Halifax Stab/JG 300 6km S Mannheim
11.
6.9.1943
0:37
Stirling Stab/JG 300 10km N Speyer
12.
7.9.1943
0:37
Lancaster Stab/JG 300 25km SE München
13.
7.9.1943
0:48
Lancaster Stab/JG 300 München
14.
27.9.1943
23:09
Lancaster Stab/JG 300 Hildesheim
15.
2.10.1943
23:34
Halifax Stab/JG 300 München-Stadtmitte
16.
3.10.1943
22:42
Viermot Stab/JG 300 10-15km SE Kassel
17.
4.10.1943
21:38
Halifax Stab/JG 300 Hülst
18.
9.10.1943
1:29
Viermot Stab/JG 300 NW Hannover
19.
18.10.1943
20:26
Lancaster Stab/JG 300 Hildesheim area
20.
20.2.1944
4:14
Lancaster 1./NJGr. 10 S Leipzig
21.
23.5.1944
0:54
Halifax 1./NJGr. 10 10-15km NE-NW Dortmund
22.
23.5.1944
1:16
Lancaster 1./NJGr. 10 N Dorn
23.
25.5.1944
1:00
Viermot 1./NJGr. 10 Roermond
24.
23.8.1944
23:25
Mosquito 1./NJGr. 10 Eindhoven
25.
12.9.1944
23:06
Lancaster Stab/NJG 11 NW Frankfurt am Main
26.
4.12.1944
19:35
Lancaster I./NJG 11 Wörth-Lautersbad
27.
4.12.1944
19:43
Lancaster I./NJG 11 SW Karlsruhe
28.
14.1.1945
-
E/a I./NJG 11  
29.
21.2.1945
-
E/a I./NJG 11  
30.
21.2.1945
-
E/a I./NJG 11  
 
Victories : 30
Awards : Ehrenpokal (26 November 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (25 November 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (27 July 1944)
Units : KGz.b.V 172, KG 50, NJ Kdo, JG Hermann, JG 300, NJGr 10, NJG 11
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