Hubert Strassl
Oberfeldwebel
 
Hubert Strassl
 
    Hubert Strassl was born on 24 May 1918 at Linz in the Donau region of Austria. Strassl was posted to JG 51 based on the Eastern front at the end of 1941. Unteroffizier Strassl was assigned to 9./JG 51. He recorded his first victory on 6 July 1942, when he shot down a Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bomber. On 19 August, Strassl claimed four Pe-2s shot down to record his 7th through 10th victories. By the end of 1942, he had 13 victories to his credit. In March 1943, Strassl was transferred to Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost to undertake instructional duties. In May 1943, Strassl returned to front line duties with 9./JG 51. He quickly recorded six further victories before transferring to 8./JG 51 on 5 June. In June he claimed 22 victories, including his 20th shot down on 6 June, six victories on 8 June (21-27), three Russian MiG-3 fighters shot down on 11 June (28-30) and further three MiG-3s shot down on 28 June (34-36). On 5 July, he shot down 15 enemy aircraft in four missions south of Orel to begin an incredible four days in which he shot down 30 enemy aircraft. He claimed four victories on 6 July, six on 7 July and five on 8 July to raise his victory total to 67. Strassl was shot down, in Fw 190 A-4 (W.Nr. 142 351) “Black 4”, south of Poniri by a Russian LaGG-3 fighter on 8 July 1943. He baled out at low level but his parachute failed to deploy. Oberfeldwebel Strassl was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 12 November.
    Hubert Strassl was credited with 67 victories in 221 missions. He recorded all his victories over the Eastern front and included six Il-2 Sturmoviks in his victory total.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
6.7.1942
6:35
Pe-2 9./JG 51 -
2
4.8.1942
12:25
Il-2 9./JG 51 37 832: tiefflug
3
4.8.1942
17:07
Pe-2 9./JG 51 36 122: at 2.500m
4
5.8.1942
11:58
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 57 782: at 2.500m
5
12.8.1942
9:45
Pe-2 9./JG 51 47 561: at 2.500m
6
13.8.1942
9:40
Pe-2 9./JG 51 47 562: at 2.000m
7
19.8.1942
18:35
Pe-2 9./JG 51 47 583: at 2.500m
8
19.8.1942
18:37
Pe-2 9./JG 51 47 722: at 2.500m
9
19.8.1942
18:40
Pe-2 9./JG 51 47 762: at 2.500m
10
19.8.1942
18:41
Pe-2 9./JG 51 47 762: at 2.500m
11
26.8.1942
6:10
LaGG-3 9./JG 51 47 824: at 3.500m
12
2.9.1942
8:50
Il-2 9./JG 51 ENE Shytpfanovka: no height
13
26.11.1942
12:27
Il-2 9./JG 51 46 132: tiefflug
14
30.5.1943
16:15
Pe-2 9./JG 51 64 183: at 3.200m
15
1.6.1943
16:40
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 851: at 3.500m
16
1.6.1943
16:42
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 851: at 2.300m
17
2.6.1943
4:02
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 883: at 3.800m
18
2.6.1943
4:10
MiG-3 9./JG 51 63 782: at 2.600m
19
2.6.1943
7:35
MiG-3 9./JG 51 62 133: at 2.800m
20
6.6.1943
14:55
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 884: at 2.200m
21
6.6.1943
14:58
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 842: at 2.000m
22
8.6.1943
10:47
Il-4 8./JG 51 63 573: at 500m
23
8.6.1943
10:50
Il-4 8./JG 51 63 721: at 400m
24
8.6.1943
10:51
Yak-1 8./JG 51 63 722: at 600m
25
8.6.1943
19:04
MiG-3 8./JG 51 64 722: at 900m
26
8.6.1943
19:06
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 64 751: at 800m
27
8.6.1943
19:17
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 171: at 300m
28
11.6.1943
10:51
MiG-3 8./JG 51 64 352: at 200m
29
11.6.1943
11:05
MiG-3 8./JG 51 64 354: at 100m
30
11.6.1943
11:11
MiG-3 8./JG 51 64 382: at 100m
31
14.6.1943
8:12
MiG-3 8./JG 51 64 383: at 1.800m
32
20.6.1943
18:12
MiG-3 8./JG 51 64 643: at 2.600m
33
28.6.1943
1:15
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 592: at 2.800m
34
28.6.1943
7:06
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 571: at 3.000m
35
28.6.1943
7:08
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 581: at 2.500m
36
30.6.1943
6:25
MiG-3 8./JG 51 54 121: at 2.500m
37
3.7.1943
17:38
Il-2 8./JG 51 64 521: 1.200m
38
5.7.1943
3:48
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 651 at 1.500m
39
5.7.1943
3:50
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 631 at 2.500m
40
5.7.1943
7:18
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 651 at 1.800m
41
5.7.1943
7:25
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 613 at 2.000m
42
5.7.1943
7:28
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 652 at 1.200m
43
5.7.1943
10:34
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 543 at 2.000m
44
5.7.1943
10:36
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 544 at 1.800m
45
5.7.1943
10:42
Il-2 8./JG 51 63 542 at 1.000m
46
5.7.1943
10:46
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 551 at 1.200m
47
5.7.1943
10:49
Boston 8./JG 51 63 564 at 1.000m
48
5.7.1943
10:51
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 552 at 1.200m
49
5.7.1943
18:24
Il-4 8./JG 51 63 562 at 800m
50
5.7.1943
18:27
Il-4 8./JG 51 63 621 at 800m
51
5.7.1943
18:31
Il-4 8./JG 51 63 551 at 100m
52
5.7.1943
18:33
Il-4 8./JG 51 63 522 at 100m
53
6.7.1943
12:34
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 654: at 2.500m
54
6.7.1943
12:37
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 652: at 2.600m
55
6.7.1943
12:40
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 653: at 2.800m
56
6.7.1943
19:35
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 582: at 2.500m
57
7.7.1943
4:20
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 751: at 3.800m
58
7.7.1943
4:25
Il-2 8./JG 51 63 527: at 300m
59
7.7.1943
9:10
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 561: at 700m
60
7.7.1943
9:24
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 583: at 2.500m
61
7.7.1943
9:26
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 573: at 2.000m
62
7.7.1943
18:36
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 714: at 1.800m
63
8.7.1943
12:20
MiG-3 8./JG 51 63 387: at 3.000m
64
8.7.1943
12:27
Boston 8./JG 51 63 675: at 2.500m
65
8.7.1943
17:38
LaGG-3 8./JG 51 63 584: at 2.000m
66
8.7.1943
17:50
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 582: at 2.100m
67
8.7.1943
17:51
LaGG-5 8./JG 51 63 582: at 2.100m
 
Victories : 67
Awards : Ehrenpokal (22 July 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 August 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (12 November 1943)
Units : JG 51
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