PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Ademeit, Horst
Date of birth: February 8th, 1912 (Breslau/Silesia, Germany)
Date of death:  August 7th, 1944 (Shot down over Kreuzburg/Kurland)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Horst Ademeit was born on 8th February 1912 in Breslau. After taking chemistry in Berlin he became a Diplomiert-ingenieur Assistent with Technischen Hochschulen in Berlin and in Braunschweig. In this period, Ademeit served his reserve duty by learning to fly and being trained as a fighter pilot.

In the spring of 1940 he was transferred to the 3. / Jagdgeschwader 54 with the rank of Unteroffizier, with which he participated in the campaign in France and the Battle of Britain. He achieved his first victory on 18th September 1940 over the English Channel, but was shot down himself also and rescued. After the German invasion of the Soviet Union, Ademeit left for the Eastern Front with I. / Jagsgeschwader 54 in June 1941. With the shooting down of a I-15 fighter he achieved his tenth victory on 24th September 1941 as Feldwebel. With his twentieth victory on 18th February 1942 he was promoted to Leutnant. On 7th March, after his fourtieth victory he was made Staffelkapitän with 6. / Jagdgeschwader 54. With the shooting down of three Soviet La-5 fighters and a Pe-2 bomber he had achieved his 100th victory on 15th January 1944. On the 18th January he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur with I. / Jagdgeschwader 54. Early August 1944 he was temporarily appointed Kommandeur of Jagdgeschwader 54.
During a chase with a Soviet II-2 Shturmovik over the Soviet lines on 7th August 1944 he went missing near Dünaburg, probably killed in action. While missing he was promoted to Major.

Horst Ademeit achieved a total of 166 victories in over 600 sorties. He achieved 146 victories on the Eastern Front.

Promotions:
1940: Unteroffizier;
1941: Feldwebel;
1941: Oberfeldwebel;
1942: Leutnant;
1943: Oberleutnant;
1944: Hauptmann;
1944: Major (posthumously?).

Career:
1939 – 1940: Flugzeugführer 3. / Jagdgeschwader 54 (France, Manche);
1941 – 1942: Flugzeugführer 1. / Jagdgeschwader 54 (Eastern Front);
7th March 1943 – 18th January 1944: Staffelkapitän 6. / Jagdgeschwader 54 (Eastern Front);
18th January 1944 – August 1944: Gruppenkommandeur Stab I. / Jagdgeschwader 54 (Eastern Front);
August 1944: Kommandeur Stab / Jagdgeschwader 54 (Eastern Front).

With 1./ Jagdgeschwader 54;
3. 23rd June 1941, 10:13 hrs, SB-2;
4. 6th July 1941, 17:35 hrs, SB-3;
5. 7th Augustus 1941, 18:13 hrs, I-16;
6. 27th Augustus 1941, 19:00 hrs, I-16;
7. 5th September 1941, 17:35 hrs, I-26;
8. 5th September 1941, 18:04 hrs, R-5;
9. 23rd September 1941, 13:17 hrs, I-153;
10. 24th September 1941, 10:11 hrs, I-15;
11. 7th October 1941, 16:25 hrs, MBR-2;
12. 9th October 1941, 7:47 hrs, I-26;
13. 12th October 1941, 9:55 hrs, U-2;
half?, 25th October 1941, 13:27 hrs, I-18;
14. 6 november 1941, 12:42 hrs, Pe-2;
15. 3rd December 1941, 12:11 hrs, I-16;
16. 1st January 1942, 9:55 hrs, I-26;
17. 20th January 1942, 11:23 hrs, I-26;
18. 7th February 1942, 8:33 hrs, I-18;
19. 16th February 1942, 7:45 hrs, Il-2;
20. 18th February 1942, 13:15 hrs, I-16;
5th May 1942, 18:42 hrs, Yak-1;
10th May 1942, 06:50 hrs, Curtiss P-40;
12th May 1942, 11:10 hrs, Yak-1;
12th May 1942, 11:15 hrs, Yak-1;
29th May 1942, 10:20 hrs, SB-3;
29th May 1942, 10:20 hrs, SB-3;
30th May 1942, 5:32 hrs, MiG-3;
30th May 1942, 18:34 hrs, Curtiss P-40;
8th Juni 1942, 15:25 hrs, Curtiss P-40;
9th September 1942, 18:30 hrs, MiG-3;
22nd October 1942, 7:35 hrs, I-153;
6th November 1942, 8:22 hrs, Curtiss P-40;
16th December 1942, 9:35 hrs, Pe-2;
33. 12th January 1943, 9:20 hrs, Il-2;
34. 12th January 1943, 14:08 hrs, Yak-1;
35. 27th January 1943, 9:30 hrs, Il-2;
36. 27th januari 1943, 14:40 hrs, LaGG-3;
37. 11th February 1943, 9:58 hrs, Il-2;
38. 11th February 1943, 10:00 hrs, Il-2;
39. 15th February 1943, 7:50 hrs, LaGG-3;
40. 18th February 1943, 9:35 hrs, LaGG-5;
41. 21st February 1943, 13:25 hrs, LaGG-5;
42. 22nd February 1943, 15:05 hrs, Il-2;
43. 23rd February 1943, 7:05 hrs, Il-2;
44. 23rd February 1943, 11:15 hrs, LaGG-5;
45. 27th February 1943, 8:35 hrs, LaGG-3;
46. 13th March 1943, 15:16 hrs, R-5;
47. 15th March 1943, 15:55 hrs, LaGG-3;

With 6. / Jagdgeschwader 54;
48. 16th March 1943, 15:20 hrs, LaGG-3;
49. 19th March 1943, 10:00 hrs, Il-2;
50. 21st March 1943, 12:03 hrs, LaGG-5;
51. 23rd March 1943, 17:10 hrs, Curtiss P-40;
52. 25th March 1943, 7:40 hrs, Yak-1;
53. 3rd April 1943, 18:14 hrs, Yak-1;
1st June 1943, 16:17 hrs, LaGG-3;
5th June 1943, 12:13 hrs, LaGG-3;
12th June 1943, 11:25 hrs, LaGG-5;
18th June 1943, 17:15 hrs, LaGG-3;
18th June 1943, 17:17 hrs, La-5;
60. 22nd June 1943, 19:20 hrs, LaGG-3;
61. 12th July 1943, 18:20 hrs, La-5;
62. 13th July 1943, 6:53 hrs, La-5;
63. 13th July 1943, 6:54 hrs, Yak-7;
64. 13th July 1943, 6:56 hrs, Il-2;
65. 13th July 1943, 11:06 hrs, La-5;
66. 14th July 1943, 14:10 hrs, LaGG-3;
67. 16th July 1943, 18:45 hrs, Il-2;
68. 17th July 1943, 6:42 hrs, La-5;
69. 21st July 1943, 17:18 hrs, Pe-2;
70. 28th July 1943, 9:14 hrs, La-5;
71. 28th July 1943, 9:17 hrs, Yak-7;
72. 28th July 1943, 9:25 hrs, La-5;
73. 31st July 1943, 18:15 hrs, La-5;
74. 2nd August 1943, 8:51 hrs, Yak-7;
75. 2nd August 1943, 13:19 hrs, Yak-7;
76. 7th August 1943, 11:05 hrs, LaGG-3;
77. 7th August 1943, 14:02 hrs, Il-2;
78. 14th August 1943, 5:00 hrs, La-5;
79. 16th August 1843, 13:28 hrs, Il-2;
80. 17th August 1943, 8:52 hrs, Yak-9;
81. 17th August 1943, 9:27 hrs, Il-2;
82. 20th August 1943, 6:22 hrs, La-5;
83. 21st August 1943, 16:42 hrs, La-5;
84. 22nd August 1943, 6:22 hrs, Bell Airacobra;
85. 23rd August 1943, 10:00 hrs, Bell Airacobra;
86. 23rd August 1943, 18:35 hrs, Bell Airacobra;
87. 24th August 1943, 14:55 hrs, La-5;
88. 28th August 1943, 11:47 hrs, Yak-9;
89. 30th August 1943, 14:21 hrs, La-5;
90. 31st August 1943, 6:47 hrs, LaGG-3;
91. 31st August 1943, 15:28 hrs, Yak-9;
92. 31st August 1943, 15:38 hrs, Yak-9;
93. 2nd September 1943, 12:30 hrs, La-5;
94. 4th September 1943, 17:02 hrs, LaGG-3;
95. 4th September 1943, 17:07 hrs, Yak-9;
96. 5th September 1943, 11:13 hrs, Bell Airacobra;
97. 5th September 1943, 15:28 uur, Yak-9;
98. 10th September 1943, 10:50 hrs, Hawker Hurricane;
99. 7th October 1943, 16:12 hrs, La-5;
100. 7th October 1943, 16:14 hrs, La-5;
7th October 1943, 16:19 hrs, Yak-7;
9th October 1943, 11:32 hrs, Yak-9;
10 oktober 1943, 15:55 hrs, La-5;
10 oktober 1943, 16:15 hrs, La-5;
11th October 1943, 10:12 hrs, La-5;
11th October 1943, 15:50 hrs, La-5;
12th October 1943, 8:25 hrs, La-5;
12th October 1943, 8:30 hrs, La-5;
12th October 1943, 10:43 hrs, Pe-2;
12th October 1943, 10:43 hrs, Pe-2;
111. 12th October 1943, 11:22 hrs, La-5;
112. 12th october 1943, 16:08 hrs, La-5;
113. 13th October 1943, 15:40 hrs, Yak-9;
14th October 1943, 7:40 hrs, La-5;
20th October 1943, 14:11 hrs, Yak-9;
20th October 1943, 15:42 hrs, Yak-9;
21 oktober 1943, 7:12 hrs, La-5;
21 oktober 1943, 7:29 hrs, Il-2;
21st October 1943, 7:30 hrs, Il-2;
21st October 1943, 9:52 hrs, La-5;
12th December 1943, 7:28 hrs, LaGG-5;
12th December 1943, 7:30 hrs, LaGG-5;
15th December 1943, 7:20 hrs, Yak-9;
17th December 1943, 8:08 hrs, Yak-9;
11th January 1944, 14:00 hrs, Pe-2;
14th January 1944, 11:12 hrs, Il-2;
15th January 1944, 9:10 hrs, La-5;
15th January 1944, 9:13 hrs, La-5;
15th January 1944, 9:15 hrs, Pe-2;
15th January 1944, 9:20 hrs, La-5;
24th January 1944, 14:14 hrs, La-5;

With Stab I. / Jagdgeschwader 54;
120. 7th February 1944, 10:41 hrs, La-5.
9th March 1944, 8:46 hrs, La-5;
9th March 1944, 11:40 hrs, Il-2;
18th March 1944, 15:45 hrs, La-5;
19th March 1944, 10:35 hrs, Yak-9;
20th March 1944, 15:02 hrs, Curtiss P-40;
23rd March 1944, 11:30 hrs, Yak-9;
28th March 1944, 16:18 hrs, LaGG-3;
30th March 1944, 8:30 hrs, La-5;
21st April 1944, 14:25 hrs, Yak-9;
28th May 1944, 8:32 hrs, LaGG-3;
28th June1944, 8:12 hrs, Bell Airacobra;
29th June 1944, 4:17 hrs, Yak-9;
29th June 1944, 19:47 hrs, P-39;
2nd July 1944, 8:00 hrs, P-2;
2nd July 1944, 10:48 hrs, P-39;
2nd July 1944, 17:25 hrs, P-39;
3rd July 1944, 12:35 hrs, Yak-9;
3rd July 1944, 12:38 hrs, Yak-9;
21st July 1944, 9:21 hrs, Il-2;
21st July 1944, 9:26 hrs, P-39;
21st July 1944, 19:09 hrs, La-5;
22nd July 1944, 9:26 hrs, Yak-9;
23rd July 1944, 14:17 hrs, Il-2;
23rd July 1944, 14:20 hrs, Yak-9;
25th July 1944, 13:58 hrs, Bell- P-39;
27th July 1944, 15:50 hrs, Pe-2
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Unteroffizier
Unit: Flugzeugführer 3. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on: September 7th, 1940
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Feldwebel
Unit: Flugzeugführer 1. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on: September 5th, 1941
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit: Flugzeugführer 1. / Jagdgeschwader 54
Awarded on: December 8th, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: Flugzeugführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: February 25th, 1942
Details: Award 1/33
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant der Reserve
Unit: Flugzeugführer, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: April 16th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Hauptmann der Reserve (Flight Lieutenant of Reserves)
Unit: Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: March 2nd, 1944
Details: 414th Award.
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR JÄGER IN BRONZE
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR JÄGER IN SILBER
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR JÄGER IN GOLD
 
     
FRONTFLUGSPANGE FÜR JÄGER IN GOLD MIT ANHÄNGER
 
     
FLUGZEUGFÜHRERABZEICHEN
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
 
 
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