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Archive Report: Axis Forces
1914-1918   1935-1945

Compiled from official National Archive and Service sources, contemporary press reports, personal logbooks, diaries and correspondence, reference books, other sources, and interviews.


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4 Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 53
26.03.1945 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14/AS Wnr.785848 4/JG53 Ofw. Helmut Alexander

Operation: Defence

Date: 26th March 1945

Unit: 4 Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 53

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-14/AS

Werke/Nr.785848

Location: Frankfurt area, Germany.

Pilot: Oberfeldwebel. Helmut Alexander Killed.

Awards: EK 1 and 2, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp

REASON FOR LOSS:

Ofw. Helmut Alexander during aerial combat with a P-51 at Sulzbach in Taunus, in the Frankfurt/Main area. No further information (Jager Blatt). 

Wounded in action on 27th June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near the Champfleury airfield, bailed out safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Bremen on 29th April, 1944. His 2nd, an "unidentified fighter" in the Caen area on 8 June, 1944. His victories may be as high as 4.

Left: Helmut Alexander pictured here as a Feldwebel (courtesy of Tom Kracker, Kracker archives)

Burial Details:

Oberfeldwebel. Helmut Alexander. Kriegsgräberstätte in Dillingen-Waldfriedhof. 3.C.3.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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