Otto Schulz
Oberleutnant

Otto Schulz

    Otto Schulz was born on 11 February 1911 at Treptow an der Rega in the Greifenberg region of Pommern. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1934 and served for many years as an instructor. On 3 January 1940, Schulz was transferred to 4./JG 27. He participated in the French campaign and the Battle of Britain. He recorded his first victory on 31 August 1940, when he shot down a RAF Spitfire fighter near Dover. By the end of 1940, he had four victories to his credit. In April 1941, Schulz participated in the Balkans invasion. He recorded two victories over Greece, including a Greek PZL fighter shot down over the airfield at Larissa on 15 April and a RAF Hurricane fighter shot down near Megara on 20 April. Schulz participated in the invasion of Russia. He claimed three victories during June 1941, before the unit was transferred to the Mediterranean theatre in September. Operating over the deserts of North Africa, Schulz was to be particularly successful. On each of the days 6 October 1941, 20 October and 28 November, he recorded three victories. Schulz shot down two RAF P-40 fighters on 30 November to record his 23rd and 24th victories. Both were piloted by notable Allied pilots: Australian, Sergeant Alan “Tiny” Cameron (6.5 confirmed, 1 probable and 7 damaged victories) of 3 Sqn, RAAF, who crash-landed and British pilot Pilot Officer Neville Duke (26.833 confirmed, 1 probable and 6 damaged victories) of 112 Sqn, RAF. He claimed another notable RAF pilot on 15 December (30), when he shot down and killed Pilot Officer Geoffrey Ranger (5.333 confirmed, 1 probable and 1 damaged victories) of 250 Sqn, RAF. It is also thought that Schulz was the victor, when he shot down a Curtiss P-40 flown by the Australian ace, Flying Officer Andrew “Nicky” Barr (11 confirmed, 3 probable and 8 damaged victories) of 3 Sqn, RAAF , who crash-landed in the Agedabia-El Brega area, wounded on 11 January. He shot down five Curtiss P-40 fighters in 10 minutes on 15 February 1942 (40-44), including another British ace, S/L Ernest “Imshi” Mason (15.4 confirmed and 3.6 damaged victories) of 94 Sqn, RAF, who was killed in this engagement. Oberfeldwebel Schulz was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 22 February. He was promoted to the rank of Leutnant in April. On 31 May, Schulz recorded another Curtiss P-40 victory (49), flown by yet another notable Allied ace, South African Major Andrew Duncan (5.5 confirmed and 1 probable victories) of 5 Sqn, SAAF, who was killed in the engagement . On 17 June 1942, Schulz was shot down and killed in aerial combat. He had shot down an RAF Hurricane fighter, flown by Canadian ace Flight Lieutenant Walter “Wally” Conrad (6.5 confirmed, 3 probable and  11 damaged victories) of 274 Sqn, RAF, who suffered wounds in the engagement, for his 51st, and last, victory. However, Schulz was then shot down in Bf 109 F-4 (W.Nr. 102 71) “< +” by a RAF Curtiss P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh area. It is thought his victor was Canadian ace Flight Sergeant James “Eddie” Edwards (16.083 confirmed, 8.5 probable and 13 damaged victories) of 260 Sqn, RAF.
    Otto Schulz was credited with 51 victories in approximately 400 missions. He recorded three victories over the Eastern front and 48 victories over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
Comments
1
31.8.1940
13:40
Spitfire 4./JG 27 Dover -
2
1.9.1940
15:15
Spitfire 4./JG 27 Ashford -
3
3.9.1940
11:35
Spitfire 4./JG 27 Themsemündung -
4
28.10.1940
15:30
Spitfire 4./JG 27 Gravesend -
5
15.4.1941
6:55
PZL P.24 4./JG 27 W Trikkala -
6
20.4.1941
17:10
Hurricane 4./JG 27 Megara -
7
22.6.1941
8:20
I-15 4./JG 27 N Olytus -
8
26.6.1941
9:25
SB-3 4./JG 27 NNW Wilna -
9
26.6.1941
14:40
SB-3 4./JG 27 E Paratjanowo -
10
10.10.1941
9:10
P-40 4./JG 27 SE Sidi Omar Tomahawk of 2 Sqn, SAAF
11
10.10.1941
9:15
Hurricane 4./JG 27 SE Sidi Omar -
12
10.10.1941
9:20
Hurricane 4./JG 27 SE Sidi Omar -
13
30.10.1941
9:30
Hurricane 4./JG 27 S Bardia -
14
30.10.1941
9:35
Hurricane 4./JG 27 10km E Sidi Omar -
15
30.10.1941
9:43
Hurricane 4./JG 27 25km SW Sollum -
16
17.11.1941
7:10
Bombay 4./JG 27 NE Ain-el-Gazala -
17
21.11.1941
9:55
Wellington 4./JG 27 SW El Adem Wellington of 109 Sqn, RAF
18
22.11.1941
16:55
P-40 4./JG 27 20km SE Bir Hacheim Tomahawk of 112 Sqn, RAF or 3 Sqn, RAAF
19
25.11.1941
16:00
P-40 4./JG 27 N Tobruk -
20
28.11.1941
16:00
P-40 4./JG 27 N El Adem -
21
28.11.1942
16:10
Hurricane 4./JG 27 SW El Adem Hurricane of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by F/O Vos, killed
22
28.11.1942
16:12
Hurricane 4./JG 27 El Adem Hurricane of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by Lt Palm, killed
23
30.11.1942
9:10
P-40 4./JG 27 NE Bir-el-Gobi Tomahawk IIb (AK506) of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by Sgt AC Cameron (6.5/1/7 victories), baled out
24
30.11.1942
9:20
P-40 4./JG 27 SW El Adem Tomahawk IIb (AK402) “F” of 112 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O NF Duke (26.833/1/6 victories), crash-landed
25
4.12.1941
10:16
P-40 4./JG 27 Bir-el-Gobi  -
26
6.12.1941
12:28
Blenheim 4./JG 27 SE El Adem Blenheim of Lorraine Sqn, RAF
27
6.12.1941
12:30
Blenheim 4./JG 27 SE El Adem -
28
7.12.1941
9:50
Boston 4./JG 27 S Ain-el-Gazala Boston of 24 Sqn, SAAF
29
8.12.1941
13:10
Boston 4./JG 27 N Ridotto Boston of 24 Sqn, SAAF
30
15.12.1941
11:30
P-40 4./JG 27 SW Geziregh Tomahawk IIb of 250 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O GH Ranger (5.333/1/1 victories), killed
31
20.12.1941
9:40
P-40 4./JG 27 W Maraua Tomahawk of 112 or 250 Sqn, RAF
32
20.12.1941
9:43
P-40 4./JG 27 W Maraua Tomahawk of 112 or 250 Sqn, RAF
33
11.1.1942
13:10
P-40 4./JG 27 NE Antelat Kittyhawk (AK645) of 3 Sqn, RAAF flown by F/O AW Barr (11/3/8 victories), crash-landed, wounded
34
25.1.1942
16:35
P-40 4./JG 27 NE Antelat Kittyhawk of 250 Sqn, RAF
35
25.1.1942
16:40
P-40 4./JG 27 25km NE Antelat -
36
8.2.1942
10:35
P-40 4./JG 27 W Ain-el-Gazala -
37
8.2.1942
10:40
P-40 4./JG 27 E Ain-el-Gazala -
38
13.2.1942
10:22
P-40 4./JG 27 NE Tobruk -
39
13.2.1942
10:30
P-40 4./JG 27 Tobruk -
40
15.2.1942
17:45
P-40 4./JG 27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by S/L EM Mason (15.4/0/3.6 victories), killed
41
15.2.1942
17:46
P-40 4./JG 27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Belcher
42
15.2.1942
17:47
P-40 4./JG 27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Weightman
43
15.2.1942
17:50
P-40 4./JG 27 W Ain-el-Gazala Kittyhawk of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by P/O Marshall
44
15.2.1942
17:55
P-40 4./JG 27 SE Martuba Kittyhawk of 94 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt McQueen, damaged, returned
45
13.3.1942
12:35
P-40 4./JG 27 SW Tobruk Kittyhawk of 112 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Rozanski
46
15.3.1942
11:32
P-40 4./JG 27 10-12km S Fort Acroma Kittyhawk of 450 Sqn, RAF
47
28.5.1942
12:20
P-40 Stab II./JG 27 15km NW El Adem Kittyhawk of 260 Sqn, RAF flown by Sgt Ovenston
48
28.5.1942
16:12
P-40 Stab II./JG 27 15km E El Adem Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF flown by Lt Pare, baled out
49
31.5.1942
18:57
P-40 Stab II./JG 27 20km SW El Adem Tomahawk IIb (AN523) "R" of 5 Sqn, SAAF flown by Maj A Duncan (5.5/1/0 victories), killed
50
31.5.1942
19:00
P-40 Stab II./JG 27 15km SW El Adem Tomahawk of 5 Sqn, SAAF flown by Capt Copeland
51
17.6.1942
10:20
Hurricane Stab II./JG 27 E Bu Amud Hurricane of 274 Sqn, RAF flown by F/Lt WAG Conrad (6.5/3/11 victories), wounded

 
Victories : 51
Awards : Ehrenpokal (30 December 1941)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (14 February 1942)
                Ritterkreuz (22 February 1942)
Units : JG 27
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