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1 Müncheberg, Hans-Joachim Maj12/31/1918Friedrichshof, Pommern135Stafkpt 7/JG-26 (3/41 Sicily), Kdr II/JG-26, Stab/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), III/JG-26 Adjutant, Kdr JG-77 (12/42)Bf 109E-4 "White 1 + I" (8/40), Bf 109E-7 "White 12"(Sicily 41), "Wh 2" & "Wh 13" w/ 7 Stf., Fw 190A-2 Wk# 20257 "Brn 12" w/6Stf, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20209 (12/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10725 (35% dam 12/10/42;engine fire due to combat, crash at Arco Philaenorum, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16381 "-- + --" (lost 3/23/43) RK(9/14/40)-S(9/9/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Medagalia d'Oro Italy

Ital. Pilot wing
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 23 March, 1943 over Tunisia in Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16381, when the wings came off his aircraft during aerial combat, after colliding with Spitfires of the American 52nd FG. He is buried at Les Massem, N. Africa. 500 combat missions. 46 of his victories were Spitfires. His 1st victory, a Blenheim southwest of Opladen, north of Leverkusen, 7 November, 1939, while serving in Stab III/JG-26. His 4th, a Hurricane at Overijsche, SE of Brussels on 15 May, 1940. His 5th victory, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane 15 km NE of Dover on 28 July, 1940. Shot down Peter Waghorn 261 Sqd during attack on Malta. One known early Soviet victory, two Pe-2s on 3 August, 1942 in a Bf 109F. A MiG-3 on 9 August, 1942. 11 victories in the Desert. He was also known to fly AC Bf 109E-7 "White 12" in 7 Staffel. He force landed a Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10725 10 December, 1942, after aerial combat with RCAF P-40s, piloted by F/L r.r. Smith & F/Sgt C.L. Shaver of 112 So., NW of Agheila. EL 5/7/41. Benito Mussolini conferred the Italian Gold Medal for Bravery (Medagalia d Oro) on 7 May, 1941, to Müncheberg for his 1941 Mediterranean service. He, Schöpfel and Galland were the first three Knights Cross winners in JG-26. Nickname: "Jochen".

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