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Mission: Defence of the Reich

Date: 2nd March 1944

Unit: 9 Staffel./Jagdgeschwader 3

Type: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6/R6

Werke/Nr. 161141

Coded: Unknown.

Location: Leidenhofen, Germany.

Pilot: Unteroffizier. Hans Schueler. – Killed. Born 19.09.1920 in Barmen/Wuppertal.


This aircraft took off from its base at Wiesbaden/Erbenheim to intercept enemy aircraft. In the area of the Messerschmitt Werke at Regensburg, this pilot was shot down in combat with a P-47 Thunderbolt of the U.S.A.A.F. and his aircraft came down at Leidenhofen.

2 Schuelers 109

3 109G6 Wnr 161141 Schueler

4 Bf 109 Schueler

5 109 Schueler
Note: Small parts from Hans Schueler's Me 109 were found at the crash site by Dirk Sohl.

1 Uffz Schueler 02.03.44
Unteroffizier. Hans Schueler - killed in action. (via Sohl)

Burial detail:

6 Hans Schueler Grave
Hans Schueler’s grave in Wuppertal. (via Sohl)

Kriegsgraeberstaette in Wuppertal-Lunsstrasse. Block D Grave 24.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, with special thanks to Dirl Sohl (Germany) for his help in constructing this page. Updated July 2014.