Night Fighter Ace Gunther Bahr Flying Helmet

Night Fighter Ace Flying Helmet Gunther Bahr “I NJG 6” Knight Cross Winner

$3,500.00

Awesome original WW2 “LKp W101” Flying helmet that is named to Luftwaffe Night Fighter Pilot “Oberfeldwebel Gunther Bahr”. The helmet has both chins straps that work perfectly well and both throat mikes. The pig tail is also present. The liner has its maker label with “Siemens – Baumuster LKp W 101 – Gr 57 etc”. It is named on the straps for the throat mikes in two places with “Bahr” and “I NJG 6 Gunther Bahr”. Night Fighter items with provenance are extremely rare to find !!!!!!!!!!!

Günther Bahr was born on 18 July 1921 at Neu-Leegden in the Samland region of Ostpreußen.By 1941, Bahr had been serving as a flight instructor with Zerstörerschule 1 for a year. On 19 December 1941, he was transferred to 6./SKG 210 based on the Eastern front. 6./SKG 210 was redesignated 6./ZG 1 on 4 January 1941. Bahr claimed his first victory on 4 March 1942, when he shot down a Russian R-5 light bomber/reconnaisance biplane.

At the end of March 1942, Bahr underwent conversion to night fighting. He was transferred initially to I./NJG 1 but, from 1 July 1943, served successively with 4., 8. and 12./NJG 4. On 1 August 1943, 12./NJG 4 was redesignated 3./NJG 6. Bahr claimed his first night victory on the night of 23/24 August, when he shot down a RAF Stirling four-engine bomber near Berlin. By the end of 1943, he had increased his tally to ten, including two USAAF B-17 four-engine bombers shot down by day on 14 October and three RAF four-engine bombers shot down on the night of 20/21 December. By the end of 1944, Bahr had recorded 20 victories. Then, in three nights, Bahr claimed 15 victories, including four on each of the nights of 7/8 January 1945 and 28/29 January and seven on the night of 21/22 February. Oberfeldwebel Bahr was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 28 March for 37 victories. Bahr was transferred to 7./NJG 6 on 2 April 1945. He remained with this unit until the end of the war.

Günther Bahr was credited with 37 victories. He recorded 34 victories at night, all four-engine bombers, in over 90 combat missions. Additionally, he recorded one victory by day over the Eastern front and two four-engine bombers shot down by day over the Western front.

No

Date

Time

A/c Type

Unit

Location

1

4.3.1942


R-5 6./ZG 1

2

24.8.1943

0:47
Stirling 3./NJG 6 N Berlin

3

14.10.1943

14:57
B-17 3./NJG 6 20km SE Schweinfurt

4

14.10.1943

15:05
B-17 3./NJG 6 Sulzbach

5

18.10.1943

20:43
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 35km N Hameln

6

3.11.1943

19:55
Halifax 3./NJG 6 25km W Düsseldorf

7

17.11.1943

20:16
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 SSW Hochspeyer

8

20.12.1943

19:24
Viermot 3./NJG 6 1km SW Mannheim

9

20.12.1943

19:38
Viermot 3./NJG 6 50km SW Koblenz

10

20.12.1943

20:00
Viermot 3./NJG 6 Ruppach

11

30.1.1944

20:14
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 NW Berlin

12

30.1.1944

20:25
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 10km NW Oranienburg

13

20.2.1944

3:20
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 15km SSW Stendal

14

25.2.1944

21:28
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 SE Neufchâteau

15

27.4.1944

2:45
Viermot 3./NJG 6 US-6

16

28.4.1944

1:37
Halifax 3./NJG 6 NW Friedrichshafen

17

28.4.1944

2:51
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 15km NW Friedrichshafen

18

29.7.1944

2:08
Lancaster 1./NJG 6 Near Stuttgart

19

26.8.1944

1:15
Viermot 1./NJG 6 W Rüsselheim

20

12.9.1944

22:46
Viermot 1./NJG 6 Worms area

21

8.1.1945

22:27
B-24 1./NJG 6 WSW part of München

22

8.1.1945

22:30
B-24 1./NJG 6 S part of München

23

8.1.1945

22:36
B-24 1./NJG 6 center of München

24

8.1.1945

22:38
B-24 1./NJG 6 WNW part of München

25

28.1.1945

23:32
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 W of Stuttgart

26

28.1.1945

23:39
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 WSW of Stuttgart

27

28.1.1945

23:46
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 N of Ludwigsburg

28

28.1.1945

0:00
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 E part of Mannheim

29

21.2.1945

20:34
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

30

21.2.1945

20:37
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

31

21.2.1945

20:39
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

32

21.2.1945

20:42
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

33

21.2.1945

20:44
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

34

21.2.1945

20:46
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

35

21.2.1945

20:50
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 5-8km WSW of Mannheim-Worms

36

23.2.1945

20:09
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 Pforzheim

37

16.3.1945

21:31
Lancaster 3./NJG 6 W Nürnberg

Victories : 37
Awards : Ehrenpokal (15 May 1944)
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (13 June 1944)
Ritterkreuz (28 March 1945)
Units : ZG 1, NJG 1, NJG 4, NJG 6