Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Hubertus von Bonin Fw 190 ace of JG 54

Hubertus von Bonin was born in Potsdam on 3 August 1911. He was killed in action on 15 December 1943 near Gorodok in a fight with Soviet P-39 Airacobras. Bonin was credited wth shooting down 77 enemy aircraft. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Eastern front, starting with 4 victories in Spain while flying with Legion Condor. His commands included Geschwaderkommodore of JG 54. His brother Jürgen-Oskar von Bonin was killed in action as an observer in a transport Geschwader while another brother Major Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipient, was a 37 kill night fighter ace and survived the war.