Edmund Wagner
Oberfeldwebel

Edmund Wagner

         Edmund Wagner was born on 5 December 1914 at Neuhäusel-Kirkel in Saargebiet. Wagner was posted to JG 51 in the summer of 1940. Oberfeldwebel Wagner was assigned to 9./JG 51. He gained his first victory during Battle of Britain when he shot down Spitfire fighter on 14 September 1940. He gained his next victories during the invasion of Russia, when he shot down five Russian SB-2 twin-engine bombers. A meteoric start to his combat career! Wagner continued his initial success by claiming a further five SB-2s shot down in the next two days to raise his victory total to 11. He claimed his 20th victory on 11 August, when he shot down a Russian I-15 biplane fighter. On 10 September, Wagner was escorting a reconnaissance aircraft when the formation came under attack by five Russian I-61 fighters. Wagner succeeded in shooting down four and severely damaged the fifth to raise his victory total to 27. He safely escorted the reconnaissance aircraft back to its base. Wagner recorded his 30th victory on 22 September and his 50th on 27 October. In total, Wagner claimed 22 victories in October. On 13 November 1941, Wagner engaged a Russian Pe-2 twin-engine bomber near Pawmutowka. His Bf 109 F-2 (W.Nr. 9693) “Yellow 1” was hit by return fire from the bombers and he crashed to his death. Wagner was posthumously awarded the Ritterkreuz on 17 November.
    Edmund Wagner was credited with 56 victories. He recorded 55 victories over the Eastern front.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
14.9.1940
-
Spitfire 9./JG 51 -
2
24.6.1941
10:58
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
3
24.6.1941
14:00
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
4
24.6.1941
17:50
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
5
24.6.1941
17:51
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
6
24.6.1941
17:54
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
7
25.6.1941
11:25
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
8
25.6.1941
11:26
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
9
25.6.1941
11:27
SB-2 9./JG 51 -
10
26.6.1941
15:50
SB-2 9./JG 51 S Wygonowskie See
11
26.6.1941
15:50
SB-2 9./JG 51 S Wygonowskie See
12
11.7.1941
15:15
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
13
14.7.1941
19:05
V-11 9./JG 51 20km E Stara Bychow
14
15.7.1941
10:41
I-18 9./JG 51 -
15
28.7.1941
17:25
DB-3 9./JG 51 30km NE Jelnja
16
28.7.1941
17:30
DB-3 9./JG 51 10km NE Jelnja
17
4.8.1941
11:50
I-153 9./JG 51 -
18
10.8.1941
19:15
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
19
11.8.1941
11:00
I-16 9./JG 51 -
20
11.8.1941
11:20
I-15 9./JG 51 -
21
17.8.1941
9:20
R-3 9./JG 51 -
22
27.8.1941
6:00
Pe-2 9./JG 51 15km E Duchowscht.
23
27.8.1941
17:57
I-61 9./JG 51 -
24
10.9.1941
11:40
I-61 9./JG 51 -
25
10.9.1941
11:41
I-61 9./JG 51 -
26
10.9.1941
11:42
I-61 9./JG 51 -
27
10.9.1941
11:43
I-61 9./JG 51 -
28
15.9.1941
15:50
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
29
22.9.1941
12:25
I-61 9./JG 51 -
30
22.9.1941
12:25
I-61 9./JG 51 -
31
1.10.1941
6:00
I-61 9./JG 51 -
32
2.10.1941
13:05
I-61 9./JG 51 -
33
4.10.1941
15:15
I-16 9./JG 51 -
34
5.10.1941
10:17
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
35
5.10.1941
14:25
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
36
10.10.1941
8:00
Pe-2 9./JG 51 -
37
10.10.1941
8:00
Pe-2 9./JG 51 -
38
10.10.1941
8:15
I-61 9./JG 51 -
39
13.10.1941
13:07
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
40
14.10.1941
15:35
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
41
17.10.1941
14:03
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
42
17.10.1941
14:03
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
43
22.10.1941
12:20
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
44
23.10.1941
13:40
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
45
23.10.1941
15:40
Pe-2 9./JG 51 -
46
24.10.1941
13:05
I-61 9./JG 51 -
47
25.10.1941
11:41
I-61 9./JG 51 -
48
25.10.1941
11:43
I-61 9./JG 51 -
49
25.10.1941
11:45
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
50
27.10.1941
8:55
I-61 9./JG 51 -
51
28.10.1941
15:30
I-61 9./JG 51 -
52
29.10.1941
12:24
I-61 9./JG 51 -
53
5.11.1941
15:15
Pe-2 9./JG 51 -
54
6.11.1941
7:25
DB-3 9./JG 51 -
55
6.11.1941
13:30
Pe-2 9./JG 51 -
56
12.11.1941
9:08
I-61 9./JG 51 -

Victories : 56
Awards : Ehrenpokal (1 September 1941)
                Ritterkreuz (17 November 1941)
Units : JG 51

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