Karl "Fuchs" Munz
Leutnant

Karl Munz

      Karl “Fuchs” Munz was born on 29 April 1915 at Gottwollshausen in the Schwäbisch-Hall region of Württemberg. Munz served with JG 52 from summer 1940. Oberfeldwebel Munz was assigned to the Stabsstaffel of I./JG 52. He recorded his first victory over the Channel front, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber on 25 May 1941. His second victory was also a Blenheim. Having accompanied I./JG 52 to participate in the invasion of Russia, Munz found his combat career interrupted time and again by wounds. He was first wounded on 8 January 1942, then on 23 August in Bf 109 G-2 (W.Nr. 141 52) “< + 2” and again on 20 August 1943, when he baled out of Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 200 03) “<< +” following aerial combat with a Russian Yak-1 fighter. By 23 August 1942, he had accumulated 13 victories. He recorded his 21st and 22nd victories on 22 July 1943. On 1 June 1944, Munz recorded his 30th and the 2,000th victory of I./JG 52. He recorded his 52nd victory on 2 September. On 25 January 1945, Munz was appointed Staffelkapitän of 3./JG 52. He had also received promotion to officer rank. Munz was transferred to III./EJG 2 on 7 April 1945, to fly the Me 262 jet fighter. He recorded three victories with the jet, including a USAAF four-engine bomber. Munz was recommended for the award of the Ritterkreuz, however it is uncertain whether or not he actually received the decoration.
    “Fuchs” Munz was credited with 60 victories in 600 missions. He recorded six victories over the Western front, including 13 Il-2 Sturmoviks, two four-engine bombers and three victories flying the Me 262 jet fighter.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
25.5.1941
-
Blenheim I./JG 52 -
2
1941
-
Blenheim I./JG 52 -
12
20.8.1942
11:45
R-2 Stab I./JG 52 55 733: tiefflug
13
23.8.1942
-
E/a Stab I./JG 52 -
14
25.6.1943
9:38
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 86 562: at 700m
15
5.7.1943
3:50
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 60 181 at 300m
16
5.7.1943
9:56
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 61 142 at 300m
17
6.7.1943
11:51
Il-4 Stab I./JG 52 61 444: at 200m
18
7.7.1943
9:27
LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 52 61 253: at 400m
19
7.7.1943
9:32
LaGG-5 Stab I./JG 52 61 421: at 300m
20
20.7.1943
7:35
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 261: at 400m
21
22.7.1943
15:18
Il-7 Stab I./JG 52 88 255: at 500m
22
22.7.1943
15:26
Il-7 Stab I./JG 52 88 298: tiefstflug
23
25.7.1943
5:50
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 88 268: at 4.400m
24
27.7.1943
15:16
Il-7 Stab I./JG 52 88 298: at 400m
25
31.7.1943
6:35
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 88 435: at 200m
26
1.8.1943
10:33
Il-2 Stab I./JG 52 88 235 at 500m
27
7.8.1943
12:23
Yak-1 Stab I./JG 52 61 542 at 500m
28
16.8.1943
18:14
P-39 Stab I./JG 52 70 716: at 2.000m
29
30.5.1944
12:13
Il-2 1./JG 52 78 821: at 300m
30
1.6.1944
9:15
P-39 1./JG 52 78 671 / 2,000th for I./JG 52
31
4.6.1944
15:40
Il-2 1./JG 52 78 634: at 200m
32
4.6.1944
15:41
Yak-9 1./JG 52 78 694: at 400m
33
5.7.1944
16:10
Il-2 1./JG 52 41 836: at 100m
34
6.7.1944
12:17
Yak-9 1./JG 52 41 699: tiefst
35
10.7.1944
8:24
Yak-9 1./JG 52 41 833: at 100m
36
14.7.1944
17:32
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 50 471: at 3.800m
37
16.7.1944
9:22
Yak-9 1./JG 52 50 395: at 800m
38
16.7.1944
15:18
Il-2 1./JG 52 41 694: tiefst.
39
17.7.1944
19:03
Yak-9 1./JG 52 50 177: at 3.500m
40
24.7.1944
18:37
Pe-2 1./JG 52 40 544: at 3.000m
41
14.8.1944
18:59
P-39 1./JG 52 11 457 at 5.000m
42
22.8.1944
13:47
Il-2 1./JG 52 11 433: at 200m
43
23.8.1944
18:50
Il-2 1./JG 51 11 422: no height
44
24.8.1944
16:42
Yak-9 1./JG 52 11 419: at 500m
45
25.8.1944
12:42
Il-2 1./JG 52 11 518: at 200m
46
26.8.1944
15:10
Yak-9 1./JG 52 11 336: at 1.500m
47
26.8.1944
15:38
Il-2 1./JG 52 11 323: at 300m
48
28.8.1944
10:35
Yak-9 1./JG 52 11 173 at 1.500m
49
28.8.1944
10:44
Yak-9 1./JG 52 11 322 at 800m
50
31.8.1944
16:14
Il-2 1./JG 52 11 322: at 500m
51
1.9.1944
14:38
Yak-9 1./JG 52 11 321: at 1.500m
52
2.9.1944
15:55
Il-2 1./JG 52 -
53
14.9.1944
14:50
LaGG-5 1./JG 52 20 512: at 3.500m
54
1944-45
-
E/a I./JG 52 -
55
1944-45
-
E/a I./JG 52 -
56
1944-45
-
E/a I./JG 52 -
57
1944-45
-
E/a I./JG 52 -
58
1945
-
E/a III./EJG 2 -
59
1945
-
E/a III./EJG 2 -
60
1945
-
E/a III./EJG 2 -

Victories : 60
Awards : Ehrenpokal (6 July 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (12 December 1943)
                Ritterkreuz?
Units : JG 52, EJG 2

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