Hans Remmer
Hauptmann
 
Hans Remmer
 
    Hans Remmer was born on 17 August 1920 at Freiburg in Breisgau. Remmer was posted to Ergänzsstaffel/JG 27 on 2 January 1941. On completion of his operational flying training he was posted to 1./JG 27 based in North Africa. He claimed his first victory on 18 June when he shot down a RAF Tomahawk fighter in the Sidi Barrani area. By the end of 1941, Remmer had eight victories to his credit. On 30 December 1941, Remmer was appointed Staffelkapitän of 1./JG 27, replacing Wolfgang Redlich (41 victories, RK, killed in action 29 May 1944) who had been transferred to a staff position. He recorded his 10th victory on 10 August 1942, when he shot down a RAF Blenheim twin-engine bomber near Abu Dweis. By early November 1942, Remmer had increased his victory total to 15.
Remmer led 1./JG 27 on a brief sojourn to Sicily to operate bomber escort missions over Malta in October 1942. He shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter on 16 October. The unit relocated back to North Africa on or about 26 October. In November 1942, 1./JG 27 relocated to France to undertake Reichsverteidigung duties. However, by October 1943, 1./JG 27 was based in Austria intercepting Allied bombing raids originating from the Mediterranean area. On 2 November 1943, Remmer was shot down in aerial combat with USAAF B-24 four-engine bombers. Wounded, he baled out of his Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 140 138) near Neufeld south of Wiener Neustadt. Remmer had 20 victories to his credit at this time. Remmer was shot down in aerial combat with B-24 four-engine bombers west of Graz on 2 April 1944. He baled out of his stricken Bf 109 G-6 (W.Nr. 411 915) “White 1” but his parachute failed to open and he plunged to his death. Hauptmann Remmer was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 9 June.
    Hans Remmer was credited with 27 victories. He recorded all his victories over the Western front, including nine four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
Comments
1
18.6.1941
6:00
Brewster Buffalo 1./JG 27 E Sollum Tomahawk of 250 Sqn, RAF
2
26.8.1941
-
Hurricane 1./JG 27 25km N Sidi Barrani  
3
21.11.1941
9:50
Wellington 1./JG 27 E Sidi Omar Wellington of 109 Sqn, RAF
4
27.11.1941
16:20
Hurricane 1./JG 27 S El Adem  
5
28.11.1941
15:00
Blenheim 1./JG 27 E Ain el Gazala Blenheim IV of Lorraine Sqn, RAF
6
7.12.1941
10:15
Boston 1./JG 27 S El Adem Boston of 24 Sqn, SAAF
7
20.12.1941
9:35
P-40 1./JG 27 W Maraua Tomahawk of 112 or 250 Sqn, RAF
8
23.12.1941
12:25
Martin 167 1./JG 27 NE Agedabia Maryland of 12 or 21 Sqn, SAAF
9
13.6.1942
18:20
Hurricane 1./JG 27 NW El Adem  
10
10.8.1942
9:30
Blenheim 1./JG 27 SE Abu Dweis  
11
28.8.1942
7:33
P-46 1./JG 27 N Abu Dweis Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF
12
1.9.1942
11:12
P-40 1./JG 27 SE El Alamein  
13
3.9.1942
15:43
Hurricane 1./JG 27 N El Masra  
14
16.10.1942
-
Spitfire 1./JG 27 La Valetta, Malta  
15
2.11.1942
5:40
P-40 1./JG 27 SE Fuka  
16
21.4.1943
12:20
Ventura 1./JG 27 7km W Le Crotoy  
17
13.5.1943
16:20
B-17 1./JG 27 7km S Doullens  
18
12.8.1943
9:30
B-17 1./JG 27 Leinergersdorf  
19
1.10.1943
13:06
B-24 1./JG 27 30-35km SSW Wiener Neustadt  
20
22.2.1944
13:40
B-24 1./JG 27 SW Sankt Pölten  
21
23.2.1944
12:11
B-24 1./JG 27 SW Linz  
22
23.2.1944
12:25
P-38 1./JG 27 WSW Linz  
23
25.2.1944
12:01
B-17 HSS 1./JG 27 Gurktaler Alpen  
24
25.2.1944
12:10
B-17 1./JG 27 Mauterndorf-Tamsweg  
25
25.2.1944
13:42
P-38 1./JG 27 SE Salzburg  
26
19.3.1944
13:50
B-24 1./JG 27 E Marburg  
27
2.4.1944
10:33
B-24 1./JG 27 Jüdenburg  
 
Victories : 27
Awards : Ehrenpokal (25 June 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (31 August 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (9 June 1944)
Units : JG 27
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