Pilots of 14.(Jabo) Jagdgeschwader 5

Hauptmann
Friedrich Wilhelm Strakeljahn

Staffelkapitän

Personal information

Friedrich Wilhelm Strakeljahn was born on September 7. 1917 in Lübeck.

Pilot Career

Date Comment Unit Rank Function Reference
? Gruppenadjutant of the I.(J)/LG 2 from unknown date before August 29. 1939 I.(J)/LG 2 Lt Gruppenadjutant Prien,
Obermaier
20.05.40 Became Staffelkapitän of 2.(J)/LG 2 2.(J)/LG 2 ? Staffelkapitän Obermaier
01.07.42 Appointed Staffelkapitän of 12./JG 5 12./JG 5   Staffelkapitän Obermaier
xx.02.43 Appointed the first Staffelkapitän of the new Jabostaffel of Jagdgeschwader 5. 14.(Jabo)/JG 5 Hptm Staffelkapitän Girbig
xx.02.44 14.(Jabo)/JG 5 left the Eismeergeschwader and was renamed 4./SG 5 4./SG 5 Hptm Staffelkapitän Obermaier
           
19.05.44 Appointed Gruppenkommandeur of II./SG 4 II./SG 4 Hptm Gruppenkommandeur Obermaier
           
06.07.44 Killed in action west of Macuty near Dünaburg (Kurland) while serving as Kommandeur of II./SG 4. His Fw 190F-8, WNr. 931018 was crippled by a direct hit from Flak. Hauptmann Strakeljahn is buried at Daugavpils in Estonia. II./SG 4 Hptm Gruppenkommandeur Obermaier

Aircraft

Hptm Friedrich Wilhelm Strakeljahn is known to have flown the following aircraft of 14.(Jabo)/JG 5:

Aircraft type Werkenr

Aircraft Code

Gruppe
Badge
Position

Staffel
Badge
Position

Personal
Markings

Comments Reference

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Aerial Victories

Aerial Combat Defeats and Accidents

Date

Rank

Function

Unit

Status

Aircraft

Reason for damage

Location

06.07.1944

Hptm

GrK

II./SG 4

KIA

Fw 190 F-8
WNr. 931018
Unknown Marking

Direct hit from Flak

Macuty,
Dünaburg,
Kurland

 

References:
Information from former member of 14.(Jabo)/JG 5

 

Revised: 2000-03-24