Werner "Quax" Quast
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Werner Quast

      Werner “Quax” Quast was born on 21 June 1920 at Thale in the Harz region of Sachsen. In August 1942, Quast was posted to JG 52 based on the Eastern front. Unteroffizier Quast was assigned to 4./JG 52. He recorded his first victory on 23 August, when he shot down a Russian LaGG fighter. By the end of 1942, he had increased his victory total to five. In addition Quast also undertook many successful ground-attack missions. He recorded his 20th victory on 29 March 1943. In April, he claimed 16 victories, including the sinking of a Russian Schnellboot on 19 April and his 30th victory on 21 April. Quast claimed 15 victories in May, including five enemy aircraft shot down on 30 May to record his 49th through 53rd victories. He recorded his 60th victory on 5 June. On 22 July, Quast shot down six enemy aircraft (70-75) in what was to be his most successful day in action. On 7 August 1943, Quast shot down three Russian Yak-1 fighters in quick succession over Noworossijsk. He then engaged a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft, which, in the course of the engagement, rammed his Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 15 844) “White 2”. Quast managed to bale out but was captured and became a prisoner of war. Quast was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 31 December. Following his release by the Russians in 1949, Quast joined the Bundeswehr. On 12 July 1962, Hauptfeldwebel Quast was killed in a helicopter accident at Mittenwald.
    “Quax” Quast was credited with 85 victories. All his victories were recorded over the Eastern front and included five Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
1
23.8.1942
9:40
LaGG 4./JG 52 49 342
2
29.8.1942
6:15
LaGG 4./JG 52 49 212
3
29.8.1942
6:17
LaGG 4./JG 52 49 212
4
7.10.1942
13:26
LaGG 4./JG 52 95 674
5
7.10.1942
13:35
LaGG 4./JG 52 95 674
6
11.2.1943
7:15
I-153 4./JG 52 85 370
7
11.2.1943
10:45
I-16 4./JG 52 75 461
8
11.2.1943
11:05
I-16 4./JG 52 75 452
9
12.2.1943
13:15
Il-2 4./JG 52 85 433
10
13.2.1943
7:30
I-16 4./JG 52 65 414
11
13.2.1943
7:33
I-16 4./JG 52 85 442
12
13.2.1943
7:35
I-153 4./JG 52 -
13
13.2.1943
13:37
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 85 920
14
25.2.1943
7:15
I-16 4./JG 52 75 423
15
26.2.1943
10:47
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 75 464
16
5.3.1943
9:40
Pe-2 4./JG 52 76 732
17
28.3.1943
5:30
LaGG-5 4./JG 52 -
18
28.3.1943
5:50
P-39 4./JG 52 -
19
29.3.1943
15:12
I-16 4./JG 52 76 692
20
29.3.1943
15:15
I-16 4./JG 52 86 543
21
30.3.1943
6:20
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 86 540
22
30.3.1943
6:30
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 86 520
23
30.3.1943
6:30
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 86 520
24
11.4.1943
5:48
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 86 584
25
15.4.1943
12:29
I-16 4./JG 52 85 141
26
18.4.1943
14:52
Yak-1 4./JG 52 86 794
-
19.4.1943
12:40
Schnellboot 4./JG 52 75 432
27
19.4.1943
16:43
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 424
28
19.4.1943
16:45
Yak-1 4./JG 52 74 434
29
21.4.1943
8:48
P-40 4./JG 52 75 434
30
21.4.1943
9:20
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 462
31
27.4.1943
14:15
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 154
32
27.4.1943
17:06
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 142
33
27.4.1943
17:20
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 85 213
34
28.4.1943
11:40
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 183
35
29.4.1943
8:45
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 112
36
29.4.1943
8:52
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 124
37
29.4.1943
9:09
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 142
38
29.4.1943
13:20
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 86 792
39
30.4.1943
10:22
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 153
40
4.5.1943
15:00
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 442
41
5.5.1943
15:35
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 262
42
11.5.1943
7:20
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 111
43
23.5.1943
5:42
P-40 4./JG 52 85 281
44
23.5.1943
5:55
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 343
45
26.5.1943
11:05
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 231
46
26.5.1943
13:12
P-39 4./JG 52 85 111
47
26.5.1943
16:20
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 892
48
28.5.1943
9:34
Yak-1 4./JG 52 76 892
49
30.5.1943
7:23
Il-5 4./JG 52 75 152
50
30.5.1943
7:38
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 182
51
30.5.1943
7:30
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 360
52
30.5.1943
15:30
Yak-1 4./JG 52 76 884
53
30.5.1943
15:40
Yak-1 4./JG 52 76 864
54
31.5.1943
10:43
P-39 4./JG 52 86 721
55
3.6.1943
10:55
Yak-1 4./JG 52 86 772
56
3.6.1943
18:37
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 231
57
4.6.1943
5:40
Pe-2 4./JG 52 86 723
58
4.6.1943
10:20
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 113
59
5.6.1943
11:30
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 141
60
5.6.1943
18:50
LaGG-5 4./JG 52 75 232
61
8.6.1943
9:23
LaGG-3 4./JG 52 76 821
62
9.6.1943
18:30
LaGG-5 4./JG 52 85 111
63
10.6.1943
6:31
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 111
64
10.6.1943
11:50
LaGG-5 4./JG 52 76 894
65
10.6.1943
11:52
LaGG-5 4./JG 52 85 111
66
13.6.1943
10:42
LaGG-5 4./JG 52 86 774
67
16.7.1943
6:25
Pe-2 4./JG 52 85 122
68
16.7.1943
14:32
Yak-1 4./JG 52 65 632
69
21.7.1943
16:42
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 351
70
22.7.1943
7:05
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 232
71
22.7.1943
7:14
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 121
72
22.7.1943
11:35
Yak-1 4./JG 52 85 141
73
22.7.1943
11:45
Il-2 4./JG 52 75 231
74
22.7.1943
16:19
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 232
75
22.7.1943
18:32
Il-5 4./JG 52 76 891
76
23.7.1943
17:24
Il-5 4./JG 52 76 894
77
23.7.1943
17:28
Yak-1 4./JG 52 86 773
78
30.7.1943
6:41
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 234
79
30.7.1943
10:43
Yak-1 4./JG 52 76 894
80
2.8.1943
8:20
Yak-1 4./JG 52 76 821
81
6.8.1943
15:17
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 494
82
6.8.1943
15:05
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 171
83
7.8.1943
6:24
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 321
84
7.8.1943
6:35
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 392
85
7.8.1943
6:40
Yak-1 4./JG 52 75 612

Victories : 85
Awards : Ehrenpokal (25 June 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (23 July 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (31 December 1943)
Units : JG 52

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