Gustav Sprick
Oberleutnant

Gustav Sprick

    Gustav “Micky” Sprick was born on 29 November 1917 at Biemsen in the Lemgo region of Westfalen. Sprick was posted to JG 26 on 23 September 1939. Fähnrich Sprick was assigned to 8./JG 26. Leutnant Sprick shot down his first enemy aircraft on 10 May 1940, a Dutch Fokker T-5 twin-engined bomber over Breda. Sprick was very successful during the French campaign having accrued nine victories by the fall of France. However, on 14 June he was shot down, near Evreux, by RAF Hurricane fighters after claiming one of their number. He force-landed but survived the incident uninjured being rescues by German troops. On 8 August 1940, Oberleutnant Sprick was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG 26. He gained 11 victories in the Battle of Britain. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 1 October after gaining his 20th victory on 28 September. By the end of 1940 he had recorded 24 victories. He achieved his 30th victory on 22 June 1941. III./JG 26 took-off on 28 June 1941, to intercept British Circus No. 26 targetting the Comines power station. 8./JG 26 was attacked from above and broke up into individual combats with RAF Spitfire fighters. Sprick performed a split-S manoeuvre whereby the right wing of his Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 5743) promptly collapsed and he plunged to his death near Holque.
    “Micky” Sprick was credited with 31 victories in 192 missions. All his victories were recorded over the Western front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
Comments
1.
10.5.1940
-
Fokker T5 8./JG 26 Breda Fokker T5 of BomVA of Nederlandse Militaire Luchtvaart
2.
11.5.1940
19:30
Curtiss 8./JG 26   Curtiss H 75A of GC I/4 of Armée de l’Air
3.
17.5.1940
18:30
Morane 8./JG 26    
4.
2.6.1940
9:25
Spitfire 8./JG 26   Spitfire of 66, 266 or 611 Sqn, RAF
5.
6.6.1940
-
Bloch 152 8./JG 26    
6.
6.6.1940
-
Bloch 152 8./JG 26    
7.
6.6.1940
-
Bloch 152 8./JG 26    
8.
13.6.1940
12:39
Defiant 8./JG 26   Defiant of 142 Sqn, RAF
9.
14.6.1940
17:50
Hurricane 8./JG 26    
10.
12.8.1940
12:20
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Thames Estuary-NW Margate 151 or 501 Sqn, RAF
11.
15.8.1940
12:58
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Dover-NW Boulogne Spitfire of 54 Sqn, RAF
12.
18.8.1940
13:50
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Canterbury Hurricane of 17 Sqn, RAF
13.
24.8.1940
12:20
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Ashford Hurricane of 151 Sqn, RAF
14.
31.8.1940
19:05
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Folkestone Hurricane of 85 Sqn, RAF
15.
31.8.1940
19:15
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Folkestone Hurricane of 85 Sqn, RAF
16.
1.9.1940
15:05
Hurricane 8./JG 26 London Hurricane of 79 or 85 Sqn, RAF
17.
3.9.1940
11:10
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Rochester-Thames Estuary  
18.
17.9.1940
16:35
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Gravesend  
19.
23.9.1940
10:35
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Thames Estuary Spitfire of 92 Sqn, RAF
20.
28.9.1940
11:30
Hurricane 8./JG 26 Canterbury Hurricane of 501 Sqn, RAF
21.
15.10.1940
13:45
Spitfire 8./JG 26    
22.
17.11.1940
10:22
Spitfire 8./JG 26 E Harwich  
23.
27.11.1940
9:25
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Deal Spitfire of 421 Flt, RAF
24.
16.6.1941
16:35
Spitfire 8./JG 26 Dungeness-Étaples  
25.
17.6.1941
19:42
Hurricane 8./JG 26   Hurricane of 56 or 242 Sqn, RAF
26.
17.6.1941
19:58
Hurricane 8./JG 26   Hurricane of 56 or 242 Sqn, RAF
27.
18.6.1941
18:20
Spitfire 8./JG 26   Spitfire of 145 Sqn, RAF
28.
21.6.1941
16:42
Hurricane 8./JG 26   Hurricane of 1 Sqn, RAF
29.
21.6.1941
16:55
Spitfire 8./JG 26    
30.
22.6.1941
16:20
Spitfire 8./JG 26   Spitfire of 609 or 611 Sqn, RAF
31.
24.6.1941
20:58
Spitfire 8./JG 26    

Victories : 31
Awards : Knight`s Cross
Units : JG 26

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