Gottfried Weiroster
Leutnant

Gottfried Weiroster

    Gottfried Weiroster was serving with Jagdgruppe Süd, based in southern France, in August 1943. Leutnant Weiroster was assigned to the Stabsstaffel/JGr Süd. On 17 August 1943, Weiroster shot down two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers. The Stabsstaffel/JGr Süd was redesignated Stabstaffel/JG 50, based at Wiesbaden-Erbenheim under the command of  Major Hermann Graf (212 victories, RK-Br). The unit was tasked with the interception of the high-flying RAF Mosquito photo-reconnaisance aircraft but was also engaged in combatting the increasing Allied four-engine bomber raids of Germany.

Lt. Gottfried Weiroster with his Bf 109 G-5/R6 (W.Nr. 15 912 ) Red 3 of JGr. 50. The rudder shows four victories over American aircraft.
Lt. Gottfried Weiroster with his Bf 109 G-5/R6 (W.Nr. 15 912 ) "Red 3" of JGr. 50. The rudder shows four victories over American aircraft.

    Weiroster recorded at least one victory with the unit, another B-17 shot down between Calw and Bad Teinach on 6 September, before the unit was disbanded in October. On 12 November 1943, Weiroster was transferred to JG 11. Weiroster was shot down and killed in his Bf 109G-5/Y4  (W.Nr. 26 112)  "Black <0" in aerial combat with USAAF four-engine bombers and escorting fighters over Jadebusen on 26 November 1943.
    Gottfried Weiroster was credited with 6 victories in 19 missions. He included at least three four-engine bombers in his victory total.
 
No.
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location
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17.8.1943
12:11
B-17 Stab/JGr. Süd S Mainz
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17.8.1943
15:25
B-17 Stab/JGr. Süd St. Goar area
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6.9.1943
11:00
B-17 Stab/JGr. 50 Calw-Bad Teinach

Victories : 6
Awards : Eiserne Kreuz I. Klasse
Units : JGr. Süd, JGr. 50, JG 11

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