Karl-Heinz "Benjamin" Weber
Hauptmann
 
Karl-Heinz Weber
 
    Karl-Heinz "Benjamin" Weber was born on 30 January 1922 in Heringsdorf, Pommern. A glider pilot, he volunteered for service in the Luftwaffe in autumn 1939. Weber joined 7./JG 51 on 1 October 1940 as a Leutnant. He claimed his first victory on 24 June 1941 and by 25 October had accumulated a total of 12 confirmed victories. In November 1941 he was designated Staffelkapitän of Ergänzungsstaffel/JG 51. Returning to active duty in June 1942, Weber achieved his 20th victory on 9 August. On 3 September his Bf 109 F-2 “White 0” (W.Nr. 8240) was damaged in combat with Russian twin-engined bombers and he was forced to bale out. Landing safely, he was, however, wounded by a German sentry and remained several months in hospital during which he was awarded the Ehernpokal on 30 September. Returning to combat in mid-December, Weber began to increase his tally rapidly. He was decorated with the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 16 March 1943. He claimed five victories on 5 July (41-45), six on 7 July (46-51) and five on 4 August (79-83). Oberleutnant Weber recorded his 100th victory on 10 October and received the Ritterkreuz on 12 November 1943. By now serving as Staffelkapitän of 7./JG 51, he was promoted to Hauptmann on 25 May 1944. On 29 May, 7./JG 51 was transferred to the Western Front to re-enforce II./JG 1 engaged in Reichsverteidigung duties. On 3 June he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 1. On 7 June, Weber led III./JG 1 in Bf 109 G-6/AS “White 20” (W.Nr. 410 399) against Allied fighters south of Rouen on his first mission over the Invasion Front. He never returned from the mission and his body was never recovered. It appears that he was shot down and killed by RAF Mustangs. He was posthumously awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr. 529) on 20 July 1944.
    Karl-Heinz Weber flew over 500 missions and claimed 136 victories over the Eastern Front, including at least 28 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
24.6.1941
19:05
SB-2 7./JG 51 -
2
30.6.1941
-
SB-2 7./JG 51 -
3
1.7.1941
-
V-11 7./JG 51 Il-2
4
12.7.1941
-
DB-3 7./JG 51 -
5
23.7.1941
18:57
SB-2 7./JG 51 NE Bobruisk
6
28.7.1941
-
Pe-2 7./JG 51 -
7
8.8.1941
15:25
DB-3 Stab III./JG 51 -
8
18.8.1941
8:35
DB-3 Stab III./JG 51 -
9
18.8.1941
-
DB-3 Stab III./JG 51 -
10
8.10.1941
14:00
SB-3 Stab III./JG 51 -
11
24.10.1941
11:18
DB-3 Stab III./JG 51 -
12
25.10.1941
9:33
DB-3 7./JG 51 -
13
??.?.1942
-
E/a 7./JG 51 -
14
??.?.1942
-
E/a 7./JG 51 -
15
??.?.1942
-
E/a 7./JG 51 -
16
2.8.1942
16:50
Il-2 7./JG 51 57 711: at 300m
17
6.8.1942
18:17
Il-2 7./JG 51 56 152: tiefflug
18
6.8.1942
18:17
Il-2 7./JG 51 56 152: tiefflug
19
8.8.1942
12:50
MiG-3 7./JG 51 47 843: at 2.000m
20
9.8.1942
5:15
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 47 792 at 2.000m
21
24.8.1942
7:43
Il-2 7./JG 51 47 573: tiefflug
22
3.9.1942
14:20
Pe-2 7./JG 51 SW Stephanovka: at 1.500m
23
15.1.1943
13:42
MiG-3 7./JG 51 57 744 at 3.000m
24
29.1.1943
8:30
Pe-2 7./JG 51 63 194: at 1.800m
25
29.1.1943
8:31
Pe-2 7./JG 51 63 322: at 1.800m
26
3.2.1943
8:16
Il-2 7./JG 51 73 524 at 800m
27
3.2.1943
12:08
Il-2 7./JG 51 73 714 at 500m
28
3.2.1943
12:15
Il-2 7./JG 51 73 822 at 300m
29
23.2.1943
12:26
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 54 173: at 2.000m
30
23.2.1943
12:33
Il-2 7./JG 51 44 242: at 200m
31
24.2.1943
10:50
Pe-2 7./JG 51 44 221: at 2.300m
32
24.2.1943
10:53
Pe-2 7./JG 51 45 882: at 2.000m
33
17.3.1943
11:55
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 53 643: at 2.300m
34
7.5.1943
4:27
Il-4 7./JG 51 34 312: tiefflug
35
11.5.1943
12:35
MiG-1 7./JG 51 63 443: at 2.300m
36
12.5.1943
12:11
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 73 534: at 2.800m
37
14.5.1943
19:10
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 63 372: at 2.300m
38
2.6.1943
10:53
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 63 564: at 2.300m
39
8.6.1943
19:15
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 113: at 800m
40
8.6.1943
19:18
Il-4 7./JG 51 64 844: tiefflug
41
5.7.1943
4:03
MiG-3 7./JG 51 63 621 at 2.700m
42
5.7.1943
13:29
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 644 at 1.100m
43
5.7.1943
13:52
Boston 7./JG 51 63 693 at 800m
44
5.7.1943
18:11
Yak-1 7./JG 51 63 563 at 800m
45
5.7.1943
18:33
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 562 at 1.200m
46
6.7.1943
4:21
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 63 724: at 1.300m
47
6.7.1943
4:35
Il-4 7./JG 51 63 544: tiefst.
48
6.7.1943
9:18
Il-4 7./JG 51 63 693: tiefst.
49
6.7.1943
11:35
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 392: at 500m
50
6.7.1943
11:40
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 364: at 150m
51
6.7.1943
13:21
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 754: at 2.000m
52
7.7.1943
15:07
MiG-3 7./JG 51 63 743: at 2.200m
53
8.7.1943
12:22
MiG-3 7./JG 51 63 814: at 3.900m
54
8.7.1943
17:30
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 53 832: at 800m
55
10.7.1943
13:05
MiG-1 7./JG 51 63 582: at 1.600m
56
11.7.1943
18:04
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 63 533: at 2.000m
57
12.7.1943
5:16
DB-3 7./JG 51 73 143: at 1.200m
58
12.7.1943
9:03
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 63 232: at 1.200m
59
12.7.1943
19:00
Yak-7 7./JG 51 64 353: at 2.300m
60
13.7.1943
13:03
DB-3 7./JG 51 63 291: at 1.300m
61
13.7.1943
13:09
DB-3 7./JG 51 63 293: at 1.300m
62
13.7.1943
13:11
DB-3 7./JG 51 63 432: at 1.200m
63
14.7.1943
18:28
Yak-7 7./JG 51 64 642: at 300m
64
16.7.1943
7:57
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 64 387: at 3.400m
65
17.7.1943
5:06
Pe-2 7./JG 51 53 215: at 2.800m
66
17.7.1943
7:14
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 63 633: at 900m
67
17.7.1943
7:16
Il-4 7./JG 51 63 536: at 800m
68
19.7.1943
8:52
MiG-3 7./JG 51 64 889: at 2.300m
69
20.7.1943
17:03
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 64 846: at 2.700m
70
28.7.1943
14:03
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 54 488: at 2.400m
71
30.7.1943
11:51
Il-2 7./JG 51 64 587: at 500m
72
1.8.1943
9:31
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 54 736 at 2.600m
73
1.8.1943
17:56
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 53 369 at 1.800m
74
1.8.1943
18:02
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 53 455 at 1.200m
75
2.8.1943
8:54
Il-2 7./JG 51 53 451 at 800m
76
2.8.1943
13:12
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 53 614 at 4.600m
77
3.8.1943
6:17
Pe-2 7./JG 51 53 551 at 1.800m
78
3.8.1943
12:03
Il-2 7./JG 51 53 616 at 3.000m
79
4.8.1943
5:51
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 53 527 at 2.400m
80
4.8.1943
10:08
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 53 429: tiefstflug
81
4.8.1943
10:41
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 54 824 at 1.400m
82
4.8.1943
13:21
Yak-7 7./JG 51 53 421 at 2.100m
83
4.8.1943
13:37
P-40 7./JG 51 53 223 at 1.000m
84
6.8.1943
12:51
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 54 723 at 1.800m
85
6.8.1943
15:18
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 54 569 at 2.400m
86
7.8.1943
6:11
Boston 7./JG 51 53 561 at 3.800m
87
8.8.1943
16:05
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 35 453 at 3.400m
88
9.8.1943
8:48
Yak-9 7./JG 51 35 633: at 2.300m
89
9.8.1943
12:31
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 35 404: at 2.400m
90
9.8.1943
16:08
Il-2 7./JG 51 35 633: at 300m
91
9.8.1943
16:23
Il-2 7./JG 51 35 446: at 250m
92
10.8.1943
15:01
Il-2 7./JG 51 45 543: at 50m
93
11.8.1943
15:32
Il-2 7./JG 51 SSE Dyelna: at 300m
94
11.8.1943
16:22
Il-2 7./JG 51 E Yel'nya: at 400m
95
12.8.1943
17:24
Pe-2 7./JG 51 SW Szashino: at 4.800m
96
12.8.1943
17:32
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 N Wesselucha: at 3.500m
97
12.8.1943
17:37
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 S Kamenka: at 3.000m
98
12.8.1943
17:40
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 S Karnowka: at 3.200m
99
10.10.1943
9:48
Yak-9 7./JG 51 SE Nevel: at 3.200m
100
10.10.1943
10:07
Yak-4 7./JG 51 45km NW Vitebsk: at 3.500m
101
14.10.1943
6:42
Yak-7 7./JG 51 20km NE Gorki: at 4.100m
102
20.10.1943
9:58
Yak-9 7./JG 51 10km SW Loyev: at 3.800m
103
22.10.1943
10:07
Yak-9 7./JG 51 Loyev: at 4.600m
104
30.10.1943
11:58
Il-2 7./JG 51 28km SSE Ratschiza: 700m
105
10.11.1943
11:12
Yak-7 7./JG 51 Nevel: at 500m
106
12.11.1943
12:58
LaGG-5 7./JG 51 06 768: at 600m
107
22.11.1943
10:21
Boston III 7./JG 51 03 691: at 3.600m
108
22.11.1943
10:27
Boston III 7./JG 51 03 662: at 4.000m
109
23.12.1943
11:47
Yak-9 7./JG 51 03 181: at 800m
110
23.12.1943
11:53
Il-2 7./JG 51 03 326: at 300m
111
25.1.1944
8:32
Yak-9 7./JG 51 93 467 at 3.800m
112
25.1.1944
12:50
Yak-7 7./JG 51 93 751 at 1.200m
113
6.2.1944
11:42
Yak-7 7./JG 51 96 655 at 2.000m
114
7.2.1944
11:54
P-40 7./JG 51 06 786 at 2.500m
115
7.2.1944
12:08
La-5 7./JG 51 96 664 at 4.200m
116
9.2.1944
13:47
Il-2 7./JG 51 96 685 at 150m
117
9.2.1944
13:51
Il-2 7./JG 51 96 654 at 200m
118
12.2.1944
13:53
Yak-7 7./JG 51 96 835 at 400m
119
12.2.1944
14:06
Yak-7 7./JG 51 06 772 at 1.200m
120
18.2.1944
15:06
La-5 7./JG 51 96 682 at 3.700m
121
22.2.1944
12:06
Boston 7./JG 51 04 553 at 1.000m
122
22.2.1944
12:16
Il-2 7./JG 51 04 719 at 400m
123
22.2.1944
15:48
Il-2 7./JG 51 04 752 at 200m
124
23.2.1944
14:02
Yak-7 7./JG 51 04 714: tiefflug
125
27.2.1944
10:57
Yak-7 7./JG 51 04 755 at 2.200m
126
10.3.1944
15:51
Yak-7 7./JG 51 05 247: at 1.200m
127
10.3.1944
15:51
Yak-7 7./JG 51 05 247: at 1.200m
128
31.3.1944
11:29
Il-2 7./JG 51 42 676: tiefst.
129
1.4.1944
9:42
Il-2 7./JG 51 42 675: at 600m
130
1.4.1944
9:46
Il-2 7./JG 51 42 646: tiefst.
131
3.4.1944
9:11
Il-2 7./JG 51 42 811: at 100m
132
3.4.1944
9:13
Il-2 7./JG 51 42 854: tiefst.
133
5.4.1944
8:58
Yak-7 7./JG 51 42 595: at 800m
134
5.4.1944
9:18
Yak-7 7./JG 51 42 625: at 2.000m
135
7.4.1944
12:28
Yak-7 7./JG 51 42 687: at 4.300m
136
17.4.1944
6:36
LaGG-3 7./JG 51 42 686: at 200m

Victories : 136
Awards : Ehrenpokal (30 September 1942)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (16 March 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (11 November 1943)
                Eichenlaub (20 July 1944)
Units : JG 51, JG 1

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