Hans Weik
Hauptmann
 
Hans Weik
 
    Hans Weik was born on 6 July 1922 at Heilbronn in Württemberg. He joined the Luftwaffe in October 1941. Following completion of his flying training, Weik was posted to I./JG 3 based on the Eastern front. On 21 February 1943, as a Leutnant, he joined the Geschwaderstab of JG 3. His first victory was achieved on 9 March 1943 when he shot down a Russian Yak-1 fighter. He was to record 10 victories during his time in Russia, including two victories on 21 April to record his 10th and 11th victories. From May to November 1943, Weik served as fighter pilot instructor with 4./Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost. However, his duties as an instructor did not preclude combat for on 6 September 1943, he downed his first four-engined bomber, a USAAF B-17. In November 1943, Weik was transfered to 9./JG 3. On 10 February 1944, Oberleutnant Alfred Humer (21 victories), Staffelkapitän of 10./JG 3, was killed in action and Weik was named his successor. He received the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 10 May. Between February and July, Weik was to claim 23 victories, including 20 four-engined bombers, in only 85 combat missions. He recorded two four-engined bombers shot down on 8 March (20-21). He was to record two victories on four other occasions. Weik also recorded three victories on 24 April and 8 May. On 18 July, he destroyed a USAAF B-17 four-engined bomber, but he had to bale out of his damaged Fw 190A-8/R2 (W.Nr. 680 747) "White 7" wounded in the shoulder and arm. The wounds were serious enough to keep Weik from any further front line duties. On 27 July, Oberleutnant Weik was awarded the Ritterkreuz for 36 victories. In April 1945, Weik was transferred to III./ EJG 2 at Lechfeld to train on the Me 262 jet fighter. Post war, Weik studied architecture. He planned and built many schools, sports auditoriums and other buildings. In retirement, Weik indulged his passion for model shipbuilding. Weik died at the age of 78 on 5 June 2001 at Heidenheim an der Brenz.
    Hans Weik was credited with 36 victories in only 85 missions. He recorded , 25 victories over the Western Front, including 22 four-engined bombers. He was one of the foremost Viermottöters.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
9.3.1943
11:36
Yak-1 Stab/JG 3 98 344
2
23.3.1943
11:27
LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 80 890
3
27.3.1943
11:30
I-16 Stab/JG 3 98 810
4
31.3.1945
16:15
La-5 Stab/JG 3 90 570
5
11.4.1943
5:35
I-16 Stab/JG 3 85 110
6
11.4.1943
12:03
LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 85 790
7
15.4.1943
16:30
LaGG-3 Stab/JG 3 85 142
8
16.4.1943
15:10
P-39 Stab/JG 3 -
9
17.4.1943
15:05
P-39 Stab/JG 3 85 763
10
21.4.1943
11:05
Il-2 Stab/JG 3 75 457
11
21.4.1943
11:08
Il-2 Stab/JG 3 75 461
12
16.9.1943
18:59
B-17 4./JGr Ost 2km S La Rochelle
13
19.12.1943
12:26
B-17 9./JG 3 70km SE Innsbrück 
14
20.2.1944
15:20
P-47 10/JG 3 Koblenz-Aachen
15
21.2.1944
14:38
B-17 HSS 10/JG 3 Holzminden area
16
25.2.1944
13:20
B-17 HSS 10/JG 3 SE Crailsheim
17
4.3.1944
13:10
B-17 10/JG 3 Neuruppin
18
6.3.1944
12:47
B-17 10/JG 3 S Tangerhütte
19
6.3.1944
12:47
B-17 10/JG 3 N Braunschweig
20
8.3.1944
13:30
B-17 HSS 10/JG 3 Celle-Rathenow
21
8.3.1944
13:56
P-51 10/JG 3 Celle-Rathenow
22
23.3.1944
11:20
B-17 10/JG 3 Werl
23
30.3.1944
16:30
P-47 10/JG 3 10km S Mönchen-Gladbach
24
24.4.1944
13:36
B-17 10/JG 3 NE München
25
24.4.1944
13:45
B-17 10/JG 3 S Landshut
26
24.4.1944
13:46
B-17 HSS 10/JG 3 S Landshut
27
29.4.1944
11:05
B-17 10/JG 3 Helmstedt
28
29.4.1944
11:20
B-17 10/JG 3 Burg
29
8.5.1944
10:09
B-24 10/JG 3 S Sülze-Südheide
30
8.5.1944
10:14
B-24 HSS 10/JG 3 NW Braunschweig
31
8.5.1944
12:10
B-17 10/JG 3 SW Hoya
32
12.5.1944
12:30
B-17 10/JG 3 Frankfurt
33
12.5.1944
12:37
B-17 10/JG 3 Bad Nauheim-Fulda area
34
13.5.1944
14:24
B-17 10/JG 3 S Grimmen
35
7.7.1944
9:42
B-24 10/JG 3 Oschersleben area
36
18.7.1944
10:50
B-17 10/JG 3 30km SE Memmingen

Victories : 36
Awards : Ehrenpokal (15 May 1944)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (1 October 1944)
                Ritterkreuz (27 July 1944)
Units : JG 3, Erg.Gr.Ost, EJG 2

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