German pilots from the JG77 “Herz As” fighter squadron of the Luftwaffe in Tunisia

pilots from the JG77 Herz As

German pilots from the JG77 “Herz As” fighter squadron of the Nazi Luftwaffe (“ace of hearts”) in the Battle of Tunisia.


From left to right: Commander I.JG77 Maj. Heinz Bär. During the war years he won 221 aerial victories (96 in battles on the Eastern Front). He died on April 20, 1957 in a plane crash;
Unknown;
 Lt. Armin Kohler. During the war years he won 21 aerial victories (3 on the Eastern Front);
Commander JG77 Maj. Joachim Müncheberg. During the war years he won 135 victories (33 on the Eastern Front). He died on March 23, 1943, when he could not avoid a collision with the wreckage of the Spitfire fighter he shot down from the American group 52 FG. Wounded Muncheberg managed to leave his Messerschmit with a parachute and land. However, on the same day he died from his wounds.



Location: Tunisia
Image Date: 1943

In : 1943

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