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1 Awater, Gustav AdolfHptm19081(F)/122He 111H Werk # 3156 "F6 + DH" (lost 10/22/39)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 22 October, 1939 when he was shot down over the sea off St Abbs Head by a fighter of RAF No. 603 Sq.. One of the crew was killed, the remaining were picked up by the HMS Ghurka. Wiki Luft data. Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Arndt Fischer (POW), Uffz Wilhelm Unger (POW) and Uffz Endorf (MIA). Their He 111 is believed sd by Spitfires, piloted by F/Lt Gifford, P/O Morton and P/O Robertson. There is some speculation that Oblt Fischer may have been the pilot. (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Awarter.
2 Bretnütz, Heinz 'Pietsch'Hptm1/24/1914Mannheim322.J/88 in Spain, Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (9/39), Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (6/40), Kdr II/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109B & D(39), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 4112"Blk <<"(5% dam 10/20/40), Bf 109E-1 "Yel 10", Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6674 "Black << + -" (lost 6/22/41)
RK(10/22/40)

Spanish Cross-G(6/6/39)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Plus 2 victories in Spain. 12 balloons. His first victory, a Fesselballon, 20 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Curtis Hawk S of Bienwald on 25 September, 1939. Nos 3 & 4, both Morane 406s SW of Saargemünd on 31 October, 1939 in Bf 109D "Yellow 10". His 5th, a Wellingtom in the Saargemund area, 31 March, 1940. His 9th, a Bloch 151 E of Compiegne on 7 June, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire S of Swanage on 8 August, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Hawkinge on 5 September, 1940. On 20 October, 1940, he was required to force land his Wk# 4112 after downing his 20th, an RAF Hurricane, but the Hurricane cause his damage in the engagement. He crashed at St Inglevert, France. His 25th & 26th, both Hurricanes at Ashford on 30 November, 1940. His 30th, a Lysander N of Deal on 4 May, 1941. On 22 June, 1941, after shooting down a Russian SB-2 bomber in his Wk# 6674, he had to force land as a result of return fire striking his engine, and was seriously wounded. After being hidden by friendly locals, he was hospitalized too late, and he died 27 June 1941, from complications after losing a leg on the Eastern Front. 244 missions. Photo
3 Eberle, Friedrich "Fritz"Maj12/18/1913331/JG-51 (11/39), 9/JG-1 (4/42), Stfkpt 10/JG-1 (7/42), Kdr III/JG-1 (1/44), Kdr III/JG-4 (4/44)Bf 109D & E in JG-51, Bf 109E-7 "Wh 5" & Wk# 6412 "Wh 1 + o" & Fw 190A-3 Werk # 518 "White 1 + o" in JG-1, Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 160303 "White 20" (lost 1/30/44), Bf 109G & K-4 in JG-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (1/30/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Morane near Saarbrücken, 23 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 15 km NW of Margate on 11 November, 1940. 12 victories in JG-51. His 13th victory, a P-47 10 km W of Garrel on 8 October, 1943. His 14th, a P-38 at Twist, SW of Meppen, on 13 November, 1943. His 15th, a P-38 of 338FS at Wilsum, SE of Kampen on 22 December, 1943, serving in 8 JG-1 at the time. Known to have flown Fw 190A-3 "White 1" (12 victories at the time) in Holland in July, 1942. On 30 January, 1944, he crashed Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160303 at Heeten Holland (op Schopkesdijk) as a result of aerial combat with a P-47. He bailed safely near Apeldoorn, serving in 7/JG-1 at the time (DeSwart). His 17th, a B-24 on 13 April, 1944.
4 Eckebrecht, FritzOblt5/8/1912Berlin4(H)/31 ('40-'45)Do 17P & F, Ju 88A & D
RK(11/9/44)

EP (8/31/42), DK-G (4/17/43), EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
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Drafted into the Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Pilot School in Hildesheim on November 26th, 1939. He got married prior, on October 12, 1935, to his wife Irmgard Eckebrecht. He received his pilot’s license on May 15, 1940, and received further training in Gas Protection in Paris in February 1941, Eckebrecht was promoted from Leutnant to Oberleutnant on November 1, 1942. He was heavily decorated for his service in the Luftwaffe, having received the German Cross in Gold on April 17, 1943, the Reconnaissance Operational Clasp in Gold on February 14, 1944, as well as the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on November 9th, 1944. He received multiple injuries from enemy fire to his right hand (between the second and third finger) and to his left thigh on June 22, 1942, and spent time in the field hospital in Simferopol between June 22 and June 30th, 1942. He was moved to a hospital in Tempelhof, where he stayed from July 3, 1942 until September 30, 1942. It is likely that he was released from service following his release from the hospital. However, but from this record it is clear that, before his release, he flew multiple missions in Belgium, France, reconnaissance flights and emergency rescue flights, aerial protection flights of mine clearing boats, as well as select missions on the eastern front.

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5 Fischer, ArndtLt5/16/19171(F)/122 (Ütersen)He 11H Werk # 3156 "F6 + DH+ (lost 10/22/39)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 22 October, 1939; sd by a Spitfire of No. 603 Sq., making a force landing at sea, 17 miles off St Abb's Head, UK (Observer Loss List).
6 Gerlitz, ErichMajAustria183/JG-51, 2/JG-27, Kdr Erg/JG-27 (10/40), Stfkpt 7/JG-27 (12/41), Kdr III/JG-53, Stab I/JG-5 (2/44)Bf 109E-7/Trop "Black 1" in Erg/JG-27, Bf 109F-4/Trop "Blk <<" , Bf 109G-6 in JG-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 March, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-47 when he was Kdr of I/JG-5. He managed to bail out, but was too low for his chute to deploy. His career began as an Austrian pilot joining the Luftwaffe in April 1938. By November 1938, he was a Hptm and Stfkpt in 3/JG-51. He took command of III/JG-53 in May, 1942 replacing Wilcke, who went to JG-3. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 near Heltersberg, 16 October, 1939, while in 3/JG-51. His 2nd & 3rd, a Bloch 151 at Provins and a Blenheim at Coulommiers on 13 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of the Needles on 21 July, 1940. A 5th, a Hurricane over England on 27 July, 1940, serving in 7/JG-27 at the time. 12 victories in the Desert. One desert victory, a Boston near Laib Esem on 10 December, 1941. One known victory, a B-17 by Mühldorf (Bayern) on 22 February, 1944. His wing,man on 16 March, 1944 was Lt. Heinrich von Podiwels. Served in 8/JG-2 in May, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 20 victories.
7 Glunz, Adolf 'Addi'Oblt6/11/1918Bressegard Mecklenburg72 4/JG-52 (5/42), 6/JG-26, 4/JG-26 (7/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (12/43 Fr.), Stfkpt 6/JG-26, JG-7 (3/45) Bf 109E-4 "White 3" and a Bf 109F-2 "White 2" in 4/JG-52, Flew 8 different Fw 190A-1"s in 4/JG-26, Fw 190A-2 Werk #s 20234 & 25212 (both White 7s), Fw 190A-2 Wk# 25207 "Wh 1" & A-3 all four w/4 Stf, A-5 Wk# 7321 & A-5 Wk# 1197 "White 6", Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530734 & A-7 # 642527 "Wh 9s" w/5 Stf., Fw 190D-9 "Black 3" in 5/JG-26
RK(8/29/43)
EL(6/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/1/42)
EP(6/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg.
Ftr. Oper. Clasp w/Pend.
21 Bombers (3 in one day). Also known to fly 190A-5 Werk# 739 "White 9". This was the AC Stammberger was shot down in. Glunz was never shot down or injured while scoring his 72 victories, 71 in JG-26! Reportedly the only JG-26 awarded the RK. 238 combat missions. His first victory, a Spitfire 5 km E of Deal on 7 May, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 5 November, 1941. Six victories on 22 February, 1944, including five four-engined bombers. Downed the 306BG B-17 of 1/LT William H. Parker on 5 April, 1943 while in 4/JG-26. Also downed B-17 "Augerhead" of 303BG flown by Lt William Monahan on 19 August, 1943. His 60th victory, a B-24 7 km SSW of Turnhout on 9 May, 1944. A Triple victory on 10 June, 1944; three P-47s at Tricqueville-Lisieux, Nos. 62, 63 & 64. His 65th, a P-51, piloted by Lt R.B.Moore, sd between Conde-sur-Noireau and Flers on 18 June, 1944. A C-47 at Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944. A Spitfire at Oss/Grave on 2 October, 1944. A double on 24 December, 1944; both P-47s at Durbuy-Stavelot. Plus 7 unconfirmed. Flew operations all five years of the war. Began his career in July, 1939. Photo. Deceased 1 August, 2002.

8 Hahn, Hans von 'Gockel'Maj8/7/1914Frankfurt am Main34Stfkpt 8/JG-53(9/39), Kdr I/JG-3(8/40 Colombert), Kdr II/JG-1(1/42), Stab/JG-5(10/42), Kdr JG-103 (7/43-3/45)Bf 109D & E-3 (39), Bf 109E-1 "Black <" as Kdr I/JG-3, Bf 109E-4 "Black 13" (8/40 Colombert), Bf 109E-4 "<<+", Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5458 "<<+"
RK(7/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a Hurricane 15 km northeast of Metz on 22 December, 1939, while in 8/JG-53. His 2nd, a LeO-451 at Chalons-dur-Marne on 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk 75 on 24 May, 1940. He may have "damaged" a Morane 406 and a Hawk-75 this same date SW of Compiegne. His 4th, a Curtis at Abbeville on 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Paris on 3 June, 1940, along with a "damaged" Morane 406. His 8th, a Spitfire in the London area on 5 September, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire N of London on 15 September, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. Channel pilot. Von Hahn flew this AC in JG-3 on the Eastern Front in July, 1941. As part of Luftflotte IV, he provided fighter escort for KGs 51, 54 and 55 as they attacked Soviet airfields in the Northern sector along the Black Sea coast. Flew cover for Panzergruppe 1. He took command of JG-103 in July, 1943. In April of 1945, he was Commander of Jagdflieger Oberitalien. 300+ combat missions, 17 victories in the East. He is sometimes called by the nickname "Vadder" as is 'Assi' Hahn. Deceased 5 November, 1957 at Frankfurt im Main.

9 Heyer, Hans-JoachimLt4/20/1922Rehungen, Ostpreussen538/JG-54 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-54 (9/42)Bf 109F-4/R1 Wk#13104 "Blk ?" (dam 4/23/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk#13809 "Blk 6" (both lost)
RK(11/25/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)
EP(7/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 November, 1942 after colliding with an Soviet fighter in "Black 6" near Gordok (Leningrad Front). His 1st known Soviet victoy, an I-15 Rata on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 July, 1941. Two I-16s on 8 September, 1941. An I-18 on 18 October, 1941. A double victory on 6 November, 1941; an I-18 and an I-153. An I-18 on 1 April, 1942. On 23 April, 1942, he was shot down with wounds in Werk# 13104 near Ramtzmy. Three P-40s on 12 May, 1942. Two R-5s on 8 June, 1942. Two P-40s on 1 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 16 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 23 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 26 October, 1942. He scored JG-54s 3000th victory on 4 November, 1942 (killed 5 days later). His last three victories, a LaGG-3 and two P-40s on 7 November, 1942. Six Night victories. His military career began in 1939.
10 Hier, Karl PaulOfw15 1/JG-76 (9/39 Channel), 4/JG-54 (9/40 France) Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1304 "White 1" (lost 11/22/39), Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1501 "ER + GL "White 11" (lost 11/15/40) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 November, 1940, after disappearing into the sea off Shoeburyness in "White 11". One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 SW of Lodz, shot down 4 September, 1939. Shot down (and captured by the French) 22 November, 1939 by a French Morane MS 406 over the Saarland frontier. He landed intact near Görsdorf, 60 km to the north of Strasbourg. He had been released from captivity after the end of the campaign in France. This AC was finally shipped to the U.S. in May, 1942. His 3rd victory (his 2nd unknown), a Spitfire near Dover on 11 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Eastchurch on 20 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 26 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 28 August, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 8th, a Hurricane at Themsemündung on 31 August, 1940. On 1 September, 1940, he was reported shot down by a Spitfire and was rescued from the Channel by his Air-Sea Rescue. His 9th, a Spitfire in the Ramsgate area on 8 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire near London on 27 September, 1940. His 11th, a Hurricane S of Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. Nos.12 & 13, both Hurricanes S of London on 13 October, 1940. His 14th, a Spitfire on 25 October, 1940, no location. His 15th, a Hurricane NW of Dungeness on 2 November, 1940. Added: "White 1", previously referred to as White 14", clearly pictured as "White 1" online at Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner.
11 Jennewein, Josef 'Pepi'Hptm11/21/1919St. Anton, Arlberg, Austria864(Eins)/JFS -5 (40), 1 Erg/JG-26 (9/41), 2/JG-26, 2/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), 3/JG-51, IV/JG-51Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 "White 9", Fw 190A-4 "Red 5" in 3/JG-51, Fw 190A-4 "Black 5" in 2/JG-51, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550182 "Black 7" (lost 7/27/43)
RK(12/5/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)
EP(3/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 July 1943 after being shot down east of Orel S.U., behind enemy lines, during aerial combat, never to be seen again. 1939 World Ski Champ in slalom, downhill and Alpine Combined categories. 271 missions. His first Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 11 July, 1942. A MiG-3 on 16 January, 1943. Five Pe-2s on 18 January, 1943. A Pe-2 on 30 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Il-2s on 22 February, 1943. Five Pe-2s on 23 February, 1943. Six Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 March, 1943. A Pe-2 on 27 March, 1943. Five Il-2s on 6 May, 1943. Two LaGG-5s, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 8 May, 1943. A P-39 and a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 SE of Mtsensk and a LaGG-5 SW of Agrinev on 13 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 20 July, 1943. Four Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 21 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 26 July, 1943. His 86th, and last, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 27 July, 1943. 5 victories in the West (Battle of Britain), while serving in 1 Erg./JG-26. Victories No.1, 2 & 3, all Spitfires N of Fecamp on 20 September, 1941. Nos.4 & 5, a Spitfire and a Blenheim at Le Harve on 15 October, 1941. Photo
12 Koslowski, EduardOfw12I/JG-20, 9/JG-53 (9/39), 8/JG-53 (9/40; 6/41 S.U.), 9/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109D, Bf 109E "Yel 10" & Bf 109-F-2 Werk # 5523 "Black 2 + I" (lost 6/22/41)& F-4 in 8 Staffel, Fw 190A-2 Wk #122068 "Yel 1 + I" (lost 2/12/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 February, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires N of Calais, while protection German warships in the Channel. He was buried in Bourdon France. Koslowski flew as wingman for Harald Jung while serving in I/JG-20. MIA briefly on 22 June, 1941 after downing an I-153 and after making a force landing, uninjured, in Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5523 at Merkina S.U., returning the next day (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux southwest of Merzig, 6 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 17 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 17 October, 1940. A Soviet DB-3 on 15 July, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 11th, a Spitfire on 8 December, 1941, no location. His 12th, a Spitfire on 9 January, 1942. Victories 10, 11 & 12 were achieved while serving in JG-26. Magnus.
13 Lange, EugenOfw2(F)/122He 111H-1 "F6 + PK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 17 October, 1939 after aerial combat with three Spitfires of RAF No. 41 Sq.. piloted by F/O Peter Blatchford, Sgt Ted Shipman and Sgt Albert Harris (KIA 18 October, 1939 (D.Drury). Lange was forced to ditch in the North Sea 25 miles east of Whitby. Remaining crew: Lt Joachim Kretschmer, Observer (MIA), Uffz Bernhard Hochstuhl, wireless operator (POW) and Iffz Hugo Sauer, mechanic (KIA). Kretschmer and Sauer were killed early in the attack and Hochstuhl was wounded in the leg and barely escaped death when bullets scarred his flight helmet. Hochstuhl and Lange were picked up by ASR 43 hours after ditching, Lange suffering from exposure. Sauers body washed ashore near Whitby on 30 October, 1939 and he lies in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Blk 3, Row 12, Gr364. Although Lange is said to be an Ofw, he appears to be wearing a Navy uniform in a picture of he and Hochstuhl in captivity. The photo may be applied to the wrong crew or the identifications on the photo (pg 22 Broken Eagles I) are reversed. Lange and Hochstuhl were the first German fliers captured on British soil during WWII.
Cannock Chase
14 Lange, Heinz Dr.Maj10/2/1917Köln721/JG-21(39), 8/JG-54(6/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 1/JG-54(5/42), Stafkpt 3/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr JG-51Bf 109D-1 in JG-21, Bf 109E (8/54Rumania), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7539 "White 12" (lost 6/22/42), Bf 109F-4 "Wh 1" (S.U.), Fw 190A-3 "Brn 9"(12/42) RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
EP(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
I/JG-21 later became III/JG-54(39). He was among the first group to receive the EK 2 on 17 September, 1939, while in I/JG-21. He flew in France, Poland, over England, the Balkans and Russia. 638 combat missions, including 63 fighter-bomber and 85 close support. Thought to have flown bombers also. One victory in the West. 24 Il-2s. His two D-1 "White ?",were 60% damaged on 9 Sept., 1939 and 80% damaged on 18 Sept., 1939, both over Celle. His first victory, a Blenheim near Gross Bersen/Emsland, 30 October, 1939. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Yak-1 on 15 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 February, 1943. Two I-153s on 28 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943, while in 3/JG-51. A Yak-9 at Smolensk on 26 September, 1943, still in 3/JG-51. Flew 109F Wk# 6781 "Blk 5" in July, 1941 in 8/JG-54. Flew Fw 190A-6 "Yellow 9" in 3/JG-51 in December, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) S of Vitebsk on 1 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 29 August, 1944. Flugbuch 10/41 to 9/43. Survived the war, getting a Doctorate of Law from the Univ. of Kiel. Deceased 26 February, 2006, Bergisch Gladbach (P. Bastin).
15 Lippert, WolfgangHptm9/14/1911Fraureuth Sachsen25 (30?)3.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 3/JG-53 (4/39), Kdr II/JG-27 (9/40 Crepon & S.U.)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5271 "Yel 4"(5/40),Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4148 "<< + -" (9/41), Bf 109F-4(Trop) Wk # 8469 "Black << + -" (lost 11/23/41)
RK(9/24/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2(4/1/40)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
5 victories in Spain, 4 victories in the East, his 1st Soviet victories, an I-17 & an I-15 on 22 June, 1941. His first victory, a Morane near Büdingen, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Diederhofen on 7 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Curtis SE of Metz 10 May, 1940. His 4th, a Wellington at Sedan on 14 may, 1940. His 5th, a Bloch 151 south of Charleville, 15 May, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Paris on 3 June, 1940. His 8th, a Hawk-75 at Proult on 9 June, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire over England on 16 August, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes at London on 25 October, 1940. By the time he entered service in Africa, he already had 21 victories. On 23 November, 1941, during a morning combat with Hurricanes of RAF Nos. 229 & 238, he claimed one victory. Later that same day, he was shot down in Wk# 8469 by a P-40, thought to be piloted by Australian Ace, Clive Caldwell of RAF No. 250 Sqd, broke both legs bailing out, and was taken prisoner. He died of an embolism in an English hospital on 3 December, 1941, after his legs were amputated. Photo
16 Litjens, Stefan "Steff"Ofw10/13/1913Hasselt Rheinland384/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen), III/JG-53 (Operation Barbarossa), 4/JG-53 (9/41; 3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1244 "White 5 + -" (10/39), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6673 "White 5 + -", Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7173 "Wh 5 + -" (9/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8408 " (lost 9/11/41), Bf 109G-2/Trop "White 5 + -" (3/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 440215 "Wh 5 + -"(lost 3/23/44) RK(6/21/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/24/42)
EP(7/21/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Glider Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
A fighter pilot since 1937. His 1st victory, a Morane W of Saarbrücken on 7 April, 1940. A 2nd, a Curtiss Hawk-75A over Metz, 10 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Potez 63 on 8 June, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Spitfire N of Portland on 13 August, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 26 October, 1940. A 6th & 7th, two Spitfires on 11 November, 1940, no location. On 11 September, 1941 he lost his right eye after being shot down at Romanowa by an I-16 of the 191 IAP. Despite the handicap, he flew again in November 1942 at Malta, Tunisia, and home defense scoring another 14 victories. He scored a triple victory on 22 February, 1944, his 33rd, 34th & 35th; three B-17s while based at Vienna-Seyring. On 23 March, 1944, after downing two B-17s in "White 5" near Braunschweig, he crashed injuring his left eye, ending his combat duties. "White 5" seemed to be his favorite number as his E-3 in 1939 was also a "White 5", Werk # 1244. 400 missions. 5 four engine bombers. 16 victories in the East. Photo Deceased 25 February, 2002.

17 Maltzahn, Baron Günther von Henri Obst10/20/1910Wodarg, Pomerania68Stab II/JG-53 (39), Kdr II/JG-53 (8/40 Dinan-Guernsey), Kdr /JG-53 (9/40 Cherbourg-Eaples), JafüBf 109E-1 Werk #1347"4" (lost 5/4/40 tech dif, pilot OK), Bf 109F-2s Wk# 5484 & Wk# 8311 (both 30% 6/41) and Wk #s 6683 and 8326 (also 30% dam 7/15/41), both "Black <<-+-", Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7282 "Black <<-+-" (lost 5/11/42) RK(12/30/40)-EL(7/24/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)
EP(3/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/"400"
His first victory, a Potez 63 near Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. A 2nd, a Morane 406 SW of Saargemünd on 31 October, 1939. A 3rd, a Morane SW of Saargemünd on 31 March, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire S of Swanage on 8 August, 1940. Became an "Ace" on 16 August, 1940, downing a Spitfire, no location. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires in the London/Dungeness area on 27 September, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire between Dover & Calais on 19 April, 1941. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot, shot down by an I-15, and made a forced landing on 15 July, 1941, after his radiator was hit. His 50th victory, a Hurricane on 19 December, 1941, piloted by American F/O Pete Steele of RAF No.126 Sq., downed over Malta. Shot down in his F-4 on 11 May, 1942, probably by F/O Nash, and rescued by a Seenot aircraft. His 1st Soviet victory, a DB-3 NW of Brest-Litovsk on 22 June, 1941. His 68th, a P-40 over Tunisia on 4 January, 1943. 2nd Luft Squadron to achieve 1000 aerial victories under his leadership. Promoted to Jafu OberItalien & Staff positions for the remainder of the war. Deceased 24 June, 1953 in Düsseldorf. 497 combat missions, 33 victories in Russia.
18 Michalski, GerhardObstlt6/25/1917Augsdorf, Südharz736/53(39), 4/JG-53(3/42), Stfkpt in 4/JG-53, Kdr II/JG-53(10/42-43), Stabstf I/JG-11(7/44), Kdr JG-4(8/44)Bf 109F-2 "Black <1 + -" (4/41), Bf 109F-4/Trop "White 1 + -" (7/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10484 (lost 10/15/42; combat off Marsa-Scirocco, bailed safely, rescued OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16362 "Black << + -" (lost 6/18/43 in JG-53), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440232 in JG-4, Fw 190D-9 "< - + -" in JG-4 (4/45 Neukirchen Ger.)
RK(9/4/42)
EL(11/25/44)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
His 1st victory was a Morane southwest of Saargemund, 31 October, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane SW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 10 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over England on 11 October, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane 20 km S of London on 28 October, 1940. Over Malta, he was able to achieve 26 victories. He was shot down six times. Once, he spent several hours in a rubber dingy in the Med.. Shot down 15 October, 1942 by Spitfires off Marsalokk Bay in G-2 #10484, landing in the sea and rescued by a Do 24 ASR seaplane. Shot down 18 June, 1943 by a Spitfire near Donnafucata Sicily in G-6 #16362. Bailed with wounds, rescued again by ASR, his 500th mission. Shot down with wounds 1 May, 1944 in G-6 #440232. On 22 February, 1946, he was killed in an auto accident. Died in a hospital in Kaltenkirchen. 652 combat missions. 13 bombers. His 67th, a B-17 at Königsdorf on 13 April, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944. A Typhoon SW of Goch on 27 September, 1944. His 73rd and last victory, a Yak-9 on 8 March, 1945. 14 victories in the East. Photo
19 Mölders, Werner 'Vati' 'Daddy'Obst3/18/1913 Gelsenkirchen Nordrhein, Westfalen 1013.J/88 Legion Condor Legion, IV/JG-132 (39), Stafkpt 3/JG-53, Kdr JG-51(7/40 Wissant)Bf 109B "Black 6x16", Bf 109D-1 "Black 6x79, Bf 109E-4 Werk #s 2804, 5915 "Red 2" & 3737 "Black <-+-" (all e-4s in JG-51), Bf 109F-1 Wk# 5628 "<<-+-" (1940)
RK(5/29/40)
Br(7/16/41)

Spanish Cross-Br

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Glider Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/"400"
Joined the Luftwaffe in 1935. Plus 14 victories in Spain (Lufts top scorer), 68 in the West (Battle of Britain) and 73 in Russia. His 1st victory, a Hawk 75A near Sierek, 20 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Klusserath, NE of Trier on 30 October, 1939. His 3rd, a Hurricane 15 km NE of Metz on 22 December, 1939. His 5th, a Morane 12 km SE of Diedenhofen on 3 March, 1940. Escaped serious injury bailing from his burning Bf 109 at Chantilly on 5 June, 1940, being shot down by French Ace Lt. Rene Layragues, becoming a POW. He was released after two weeks when the French capitulated. Known to have flow Bf 109E-4s Wk#s 2404 & 3737. The later, flown by Hptm Asmus was lost over England on 25 October, 1940. He flew 300 Operational flights. EL conferred 9/21/40. S conferred 6/22/41. He was killed 22 Nov., 1941, in an He 111 crash from Crimea due to engine failure near Breslau, on the way to attend the funeral of Gen. Udet. Buried Berlin Invalidenfriedhof. Mölders was the first Fighter Pilot to receive the RK and the RK with Diamonds, the first pilot to achieve 50 & 100 victories, and his JG-51 was 1st to achieve 1000 aerial victories, . Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile
20 Nordmann, Karl GottfriedObst11/22/1915Giessen Hessen782/JG-77 (9/39), 11/JG-51, Stafkpt 12/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr IV/JG-51 (8/41), Kdr JG-51, JG-5Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12825 (35% dam. 6/42), Bf 109F-2 "Black <<" (8/41) Fw 190A-4(9/42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2156 (lost 1/17/43) RK(8/1/41)-EL(9/16/41)
EP(7/28/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIFA 26 June, 1942 at the Mananowo S.U. airfield in Werk # 12825, suffering a severe skull fracture. Forced to bail from Fw 190A-2 Wk# 2156 during aerial combat on 17 January, 1943, after a mid-air collision with an A-3, Wk# 443 of Hptm Rudolf Busch (killed). So unnerved by the collision, he did not fly operations again. 800+ combat missions. His first victory, a Polish P-23 8 km southwest of Chalupy, 3 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane northeast of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, both Hurricanes, one S of Brentwood, the other NE of Tunbridge Wells on 31 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Cranbrook on 7 September, 1940. His 6th, a Blenheim S of Folkestone on 10 October, 1940. His 7th & 8th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire 25 km NW of Calais on 6 May, 1941. 69 victories in Russia. His first known Soviet victories, four SB-2s on 22 June, 1944. A Pe-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 16 December, 1942. Not sure when he was in JG-5. His data sheet simply says he was in a Jafu Leader in East Prussia in March, 1944, having been JG-51s longest serving Kommodore. Bowers/Lednicer, 78 victories. Deceased 22 July, 1982 Greenwich CT., USA (P. Bastin).
21 Philipp, Hans "Fips"Obstlt3/17/1917Meissen 206I/JG-76 (Poland), Stafkpt 1/JG-54, Stfkpt 4/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-54 (3/43), Kdr JG-1 (4/43)Bf 109E-4 "Wht 1" in 4Stf (10/40), Bf 109F-2 "White 9" in 3/42, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410012 "Black < - + -" (40% dam 9/27/43 force land @ Donkerbrök-engine), Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530407 "Red"3 (lost 10/8/43) in JG-1 RK(10/22/40)-S(3/12/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)
EP(9/28/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
His 1st victory, a Polish P-24 7 km southwest of Radomsko, 5 September, 1939. His 2nd, in the French Campaign, a Hawk-75A west of Rethel, 18 May, 1940. Channel Pilot. Barbarossa "Experten" pilot. His 1st Soviet victory, a SB-2 NW of Kossowo on 22 June, 1941. Two Soviet Hurricanes and a P-40 on 7 November, 1942. An I-15 on 29 December, 1942. Three Il-2s and five LaGG-3s on 30 December, 1942. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1943. Four LaGG-3s and a Soviet P-51 on 7 January, 1943. This may have been the first P-51 downed in Russia. Six Il-2s and two I-16s on 12 January, 1943. Eight victories on 23 February, 1943. Three LaGG-3s, a P-39 and five Il-2s on 7 March, 1943. A P-39, four LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 16 March, 1943. 1 Bomber. 500+ combat missions. EL conferred 24 August, 1941. Killed 8 October, 1943, in Werk # 530407 in aerial combat with P-47s and B-17s at Hardenberg Hollandhaus, near Nordhorn, while with JG-1, opposing the Münster raid. Buried in the Meissen-Zscheila-Trinitatis Friedhof, Abteilung A. Had a pet Fox for a mascot. Germanys 11th ranked fighter Ace. Also known to have flown Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410012, as Kdr JG-1.
22 Rustler, WalterFw4(H)/13 (Pz) (5/40-8/43), Stffüh 4(H)/13 (8/43), 1/NAGr-12 (Med 10/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15745 "White 15" (lost 10/23/43) EK 2(5/19/40)
EK 1 (9/20/41)
Romanian Pilot Badge
Observer Operational Clasp in Brz (9/5/41)
MIA 23 October, 1943, probably due to enemy fighters at Cape Gargano-Monopoli. A Gefr Walter Rustler was awarded his Pilot Badge 25 October, 1939. As an Uffz, he was assigned to 4(H)/13 (Pz) in 1940, and awarded the Romanian Pilot Badge 22 May, 1941. His Pilot-Observer Badge was awarded 26 August, 1943. His information prior to his NAGr assignment came from online documents, thanks to Eric-Jan Bakker.
23 Rybartzyk,Uffz7/JG-53 (10/39)Bf 109E-3 (lost)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Suffered severe injuries in a force landing at Gross Gerau on 22 October, 1939. Alternate spelling: Rybarczik. Source: Jochen Prien
24 Schnell, Karl Heinz 'Bubi'Maj1/10/1915Essen726/JG-20, II/JG-51, Stafkpt 9/JG-51 (8/40), Kdr III/JG-51 (5/42), Kdr JG-102 (8/44), JV-44Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4096 (lost 11/14/40; SD over the Channel, rescued & returned), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9659(8/3/42 force land), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12939 (8/29/42 shotdown-Pe-2), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 13332 "Blk <<"(10/42 wounded, friendly flak); Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-102, Me 262A-1a in JV-44
RK(8/1/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 23 October, 1942 by flak in his F-4. Over 500 combat missions. Began his career in 1939 with JG-51. In June 1941, he shot down four Soviet SB bombers in four minutes. Downed two DB-3s on 26 June, 1941. An Il-2 N of Kistowka-Roslovi on 28 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 8 August, 1942, while serving in 5/JG-51. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1942. Three Il-2s on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 May, 1943. He was relieved of his command of JG-51 due to sustained criticism of his superiors. 11 victories in the West. His first victory, a Spitfire northeast of Calais, 29 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Beaufort at Estrees, S of Rouen on 11 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane 10 km W of Calais on 28 June, 1940. His 4th Channel victory, a Blenheim S of St Omer on 30 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75 on 24 August, 1940, no location. His last two victories, Nos. 71 & 72, came during the last days of April, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 72 victories. Deceased 13 March, 2013 San Jose Costa Rica (P. Bastin).
25 Schröder, EduardHptm10/20/1918136/JG-53 (9/39; 3/41), Stab II/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.), 12/NJG-3 (10/43), 3/NJG-3 (7/44)Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9633(7/41 S.U. no dam report), Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/4/41)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 July, 1941 after hit by Soviet flak and force landing at Patasi (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A south of Bienwald, 25 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 25 October, 1940. A Lancaster at Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A "4 mot" at Koblenz on 22 March, 1944. Another "4 mot" NW of Horsback on 9 April, 1944. A Lancaster SW of Wunstorf on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Lille-Douai and a "2 mot" at Amiens on 8 July, 1944. A "4 mot"at Brügge on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Helgoland area on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" on 16 December, 1944, no location given. A Lancaster the night of 31 December, 1944. A Lancaster at Kattegatt on 6 January, 1945. Magnus Report, 29 victories.
26 Stengel, Walter Walther?Oblt7/5/1907Bodenweiher Kreis Kehl346/JG-51 (6/40 France), Stfkpt 6/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 1/JGr. OstBf 109E "Yellow 10", Bf 109F
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold with Pendant
Barbarossa pilot. Flugzeugführer from 1939-1943 in JG-51. 550 combat missions. His first victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane 10 km SW of Dover on 15 October, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 27 October, 1940. His first Soviet victory, an I-18 on 22 June, 1941. Another known victory was a Soviet I-16 downed 5 July, 1941over the German airfield at Bobruysk S.U.. An I-61 on 25 September, 1941. A TB-3 on 5 October, 1941. An R-3 on 13 October, 1941. Another R-3 on 22 October, 1941. An R-3 on 6 November, 1941. An R-3 on 4 December, 1941. An I-61 on 26 February, 1942. A MiG-3 on 5 April, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. Another Il-2 30 km NE of Shisdra on 6 July, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories. Deceased 9 May, 1998.
27 Wind, Hans Henrik HasseHptm7/30/1919Tammisaari, Finland75LeLv-32 (8/42), Kdr 1/LeLv-24 (SuulajB-239 "BW-393" "White 7" (1/43), B-239 "BW-393" "Orange 9" (4/44), Bf 109G-6 "MT-439" (7/44)
Double Mannerheim Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp

Hans Wind with B-329
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Henrik "Hasse" Wind (30 July 1919, Ekenäs – 24 July 1995, Tampere) was a Finnish fighter pilot and flying ace in World War II, with 75 confirmed air combat victories.

Wind started his pilot career in 1938 by volunteering to join a pilot training course. He was a reserve officer in the Winter War (1939-1940), but did not fly due to a lack of available planes. Wind had now decided to embark on a military career, and he finished training as a lieutenant on 17 June 1941. Transferring to LeLv24 in August 1941, he fought in the Continuation War. He flew a Brewster B239 (the export version of the Brewster Buffalo) from 1941–1943, claiming 39 of his victories in the type. On 22 September 1941, Wind was credited his first kill, a I-15. In August 1942, the squadron was transferred to Römpötti to operate over the eastern Gulf of Finland. On 14 August 1942, Wind shot down two Hurricanes, and four days later a Hurricane and two I-16s. At the end of 1942, his score stood at 14.5 claims. On 5 April 1943, Wind shot down three Il-2s. On 14 April, Wind claimed two Spitfires, and on 21 April two Yak-1s and shared one with fellow ace Sgt Kinnunen. In August 1943, the unit converted to the Messerschmitt Bf 109G. Wind was awarded his first Mannerheim Cross on 31 July 1943 and his second on 28 June 1944.

He was promoted to captain on 19 October 1943 when he was 24 years old and was removed from front-line duty in order to instruct new fighter pilots. Wind was considered one of the most skillful aerial tacticians in the Finnish Air Force, and Wind's 'Lectures on Fighter Tactics' were written in 1943 and used in the training of new pilots for decades to come. Wind returned to the front in February 1944. On 27 May 1944, he scored his first victory with the Bf 109, shooting down two La-5s. A Soviet offensive in the Karelian Isthmus started on 9 June 1944. On 13 June 1944, Capt. Wind led six 109s against a formation of Pe-2 bombers, shooting down four of them. Wind's streak continued in the days that followed; with a P-39 and an IL-2M on 15 June, two Pe-2s and a La-5 the next day, and on 19 June two P-39s (both of the 196 IAP; one flown by Hero of Soviet Union and eventual 29-kill ace Major A. V. Chirkov, who bailed out) and a La-5. On 20 June 1944, Wind added two La-5s, two Yak-9s and a Pe-2. On 22 June, he claimed two Spitfires and a La-5, with two La-5s and two DB-3Fs the next day. On 25 June, he downed three Yak-9s and two Yak-7s.

He was seriously wounded in an aerial battle against some thirty Yak-9s and P-39s on 28 July 1944. Wind shot down one Yak-9 before a 37 mm shell fired by a P-39 exploded against his seat armour. Another shell pierced the armour glass behind his left shoulder, exploding on the instrument panel. Wind was badly wounded in his left arm. He still managed to fly and land at an airfield, even though his plane had been seriously damaged during the attack. Wind recovered from his wounds, but never flew a combat mission again. He finished the war with a total of 302 combat sorties, scoring 75 kills, and is ranked second on the Finnish aces list. He was married on 26 August 1945, then began his studies at the Helsinki School of Business, having resigned from the Air Force on 10 May 1945. Wind died on 24 July 1995 and was survived by his wife and five children. (Source: Wikipedia)


28 Wurmheller, Josef "Sepp"Maj5/4/1917Hausham Oberbayern102 2/JG-53(9/39), 5/JG-53(6/40), Stabstf/JG-2(7/41), 1/JG-2(5/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-2(4/43), Kdr III/JG-2(6/44) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6239 (lost-combat 9/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5212 (lost 11/23/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3 + -" (5/41), Fw 190A-5 Werk# 7334 Yel 2 + I" (lost 7/29/43; rammed by another A-5), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 130479 (lost Spit-WIA 8/19/42), Fw 190A-6 Wk # 550314 "Yel 2+I" (WIA bomb Splinters 9/23/43) in 9/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171053 (lost 6/22/44) RK(9/4/41)-EL(11/13/42)-S(10/24/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/"300"
KIA 22 June, 1944 when he collided with his wingman in Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171053 during a dogfight, over Alencon France, with an RCAF fighter piloted by F/O J.O. Fleming of No. 441 Sq.. Ditched in the Channel, with wounds, after aerial combat in Wk# 5212 on 23 November, 1940. Flew Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3" in the S.U. in July, 1941. Flew Wk# 550314 as Stfkpt in 9/JG-2, making an emergency landing after aerial combat on 17 May, 1943, at Vannes-Meucon France. 15 Bombers, 56 Spitfires. 9 victories in the East. His first victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 28 September, 1940. A 3rd & 4th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane 20 km N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 60 km N of Brest on 12 October, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires at Deal on 7 May, 1941. One of the top fighter pilots on the Channel Coast. Shot down twice over the Channel. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 N of Tauraggan on 22 June, 1941. On 19 August, 1942, near Dieppe, he achieved seven victories despite a broken leg and a brain concussion. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid when he was Kdr III/JG-2. Added: Burial in the Ger War Cem., Champigny-St.Andre, France, Blk 9, Row 25, Gr 1704 (D.DRury).

29 Acher, AugustFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-906He 115 B/C Werk # 2729 "8L + IH" (lost)Reconnaissance Operational Clasp in Gold (8/19/42)MIA 22 October, 1942; missing at Latscha Lake during a flight to support agents behind enemy line. AC was borrowed by 2/Vers.Verb.Ob.d.L.. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Kurt Helf, Observer; Uffz Ernst Leuenhagen, R/O and Uffz Stefan Kuballa, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
30 Ademeit, HorstMaj2/8/1912Breslau1661/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6220 (lost 9/18/40), Bf 109F in S.U., FW 190 Werk # 1185 with 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550528, Bf 109A-5 Werk # 155960 "Black <<" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(4/16/43)
EL(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)
EP(12/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA 7 August, 1944. Brought down by Infantry fire behind Russian lines near Dünaburg S.U. in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (15) 5960. Never heard from again. Brought down over English Channel in 1940 and rescued by Seenot. His 1st known Soviet victory, one of many, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941, a Fw at the time. Another Soviet, an I-16 on 27 August, 1941. A Yak-1 at Leningrad on 5 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A P-40 N of Leningrad on 6 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 18 June, 1943. An La-5 on 12 July, 1943. Two La-5s, a Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s and an La-5 on 2 August, 1943. Four La-5s and two Pe-2s on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2, an La-5 and a P-39 on 21 July, 1944. Approximately 600 combat missions.
31 Adolph, WalterHptm6/11/1913Fontanelle, Romania24Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (10/39), Stfkpt 8/JG-27, Kdr II/JG-26 (9/41)Bf 109E "Black 2" (5/40), Bf 109E-4 "Black << + -" (11/41), Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10028 "<< +" (lost 9/18/41)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross
EP(10/26/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by F/O Cyril Babbage, when he crashed his new Fw 190A-1 "10028" into the Channel near Ostende, off Blankenberge. While escorting shipping, he was the squadrons first Fw 190 combat casualty. Three weeks later, his body washed up on a Belgian beach at Knokke. Plus one victory was in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bad Driburg, 1 October, 1939. On 12 May, 1940, while still in 2/JG-1, he downed three Blenheims in the Maastricht & Lüttich areas. His 4th & 5th victories, both LeO-451s at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire S of Stanford on 7 September, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Spitfires at Maidstone on 11 October, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 8 July, 1941. 79 missions. According to JG-26 author, Donald Caldwell, his victories may have been as high as 28. Alternate spelling: Adolf.
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32 Albrecht, EgonHptm5/19/1918Curitiba, Brazil256 & 1/ZG-1 (2/42 S.U.), 4/ZG-1 (12/42 S.U.), 9/ZG-76, II/SKG-210, Kdr II/ZG-1 (10/43), Kdr IV/JG-53 (7/44), Kdr III/JG-76 (8/44)Bf 110 Werk # 3666 80% dam 12/19/42; belly landing Krasnodar S.U., non cmbt flight, both crew injured) in ZG-1, Bf 109G-14 Wk# 460593 "Black 21 + I" (lost 8/25/44)
RK(5/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)
EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Oper. Clasps
KIA 25 August, 1944 in aerial combat over Beauvais, east of St Claude/Creil, with a P-38 of the 474th FG, while returning from a mission. He bailed but from too low an altitude. His body was robbed of all his possessions by the French Maquis. He had several 4 engine victories. One known victory, his first known Soviet, an R-5 1 km SW of Wjerchowje on 8 February, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 4 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and an I-153 on 25 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 1 August, 1942. An I-153 on 23 August, 1942. A DB-3 on 24 August, 1942. An I-15 on 23 September, 1942. An I-153 on 31 October, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 5 November, 1942. A western victory, a B-24 S of Pilsen (Bohemia) on 22 February, 1944. Another, a B-24 40 km NNW of Brück on 25 February, 1944. A B-24 E of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. A B-24 NW of Pressburg and a 2nd B-24 at Stockerau, on 26 June, 1944.
33 Albrecht, EmilOfw48/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12881 "Black 1 + I" (lost 12/16/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 December, 1942 cause and location unknown. One known victory, a Soviet IL-2 on 22 August, 1942. Nos. 2 & 3, both Il-2s in the Olenino area on 29 October, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-3 15 km S of Subzoff on 10 December, 1942.
34 Aloe, HerbertHptm3412/JG-54 (10/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 4/JG-54 (6/44)Bf 109G in 42, Fw 190A-5 Werk # (150)1214 "White 2" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP 1943

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 June 1944 in Werk # 1214 over Viipuri Finland. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 October, 1942, a Lt at the time. An Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. A MiG-3 on 6 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 January, 1943. A Pe-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 February, 1943. A LaGG-3, an I-180, and two Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 16 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 July, 1943. An La-5 on 12 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 16 August, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 26 August, 1943. A P-40 on 7 September, 1943. An La-5 NW of Valki on 3 November, 1943. An La-5 S of Kiev on 6 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 22 November, 1943. Two Il-2s on 28 November, 1943; one W of Rakovitchi, the other N of Vorovka. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1944. An La-5 on 15 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 April, 1944. An La-5 on 2 June, 1944. Two Il-2s on 17 June, 1944. A P-39 on 19 June, 1944. His last victory, an Il-2 on 21 June, 1944, the day he was KIA.
35 Alt, HermannFw1(F)/22 (Bardufoss)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430566 "4N + BH" (lost 10/28/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 28 October, 1944; the ac crashed into a hillside at Rundhaug, 14km east of the bardufoss airfield, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Ofw Herbert Gast, Lt Karl Dieter Schlösser and Uffz Hans Suck (Flyvrak Norway).
36 Alt, HermannFw1(F)/22 (Bardufoss)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430056 "4N + BH" (lost 10/28/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIFA 28 October, 1944; crashed into a hillside near Rundhaug, 14km E of the Bardufoss airfield (Observer Loss List).
37 Altendorf, RudolfHptm7/16/191924 15(Z)/LG-1, 3/NJG-3(6/41), 2/NJG-3(8/42), Stfkpt 2/NJG-4(4/43), 12/NJG-5(10/43), Kdr IV/NJG-5(1/44) Bf 109E, Bf 110C, Ju 88G-6 "2Z + AC" (10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 13 August, 1940. A Hurricane at Portland on 15 August, 1940, these first two in LG-1. A Wellington at Cloppenburg on 12 May, 1941. Another, a Whitley on 18-19 June, 1941, no location. A Hampden the night of 29-30 June, 1941. Another, a Wellington at Erika on 28 August, 1942. Another, a Halifax II of RAF No. 405 Sq. at Waterloo, 15 km SSE of Brussels, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. Two others, a Stirling and a Halifax on 15 April, 1943. A Lancaster of RAF No.61 Sq., "W4317" "QR-R" 500 m southwest of Givry on 17 April, 1943. A Wellington and a Halifax on 30 May, 1943. Another Halifax 10 km S of Maubeuge on 14 July, 1943. A Halifax N of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. Another Halifax at Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A Halifax 27 km E of Herford on 22 October, 1943. An Il-4 the night of 26-27 August, 1944. Two Lancasters; one at Wegeberg, the other in the Königsberg area, on 30 August, 1944. Shot down with injuries three times; 8/17/43 N of Gent, 1/3/44 by Buchholz and 1/20/44 by Strigleben/Terneberg. Alternate spelling: Altendorff.
38 Anders, RichardOblt1/3/1915Martinwaldau1(H)/11 (11/42), (H)/12 (4/43), Stab/NAG-6 (5/44), 6(F)/132 (6/44), 1/JG-110 (1/45), Stab/8 Flakdiv.Fw 189A-2, Hs 126B-1
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)
EP(8/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Silver Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp w/Pendant
370 combat missions. DK-G Awards List & aufhimmelzuhause.com
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Oberleutnant Richard Anders (January 3, 1915 - September 9, 1993) had participated in the invasion of Poland in 1939 with the Aufklärungsgruppe 21 when his reconnaissance plane was shot down by an enemy hunter plane which left him and Hauptmann wounded. Anders then changed units to Ergänzungs-Aufklärungsgruppe (6 August 1942) and Aufklärungsgruppe 12 (1 September 1942). He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on 27 July 1944 as Oberleutnant and Flugzeugführer at 11. Staffel (H) / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 12 / Fliegerführer Kroatien / Luftwaffenkommando Südost after completing many reconnaissance missions and directing artillery fire. At the end of the war Anders joined Staff 8. Flak-Division. In total he has completed 370 feindflug (combat missions), most of which take place on the Eastern Front. Other medals and awards he received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (November 26, 1939) and in Silber (January 21, 1944); Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht IV. Klasse (1939); Eisernes Kreuz II. Class (December 13, 1939) and I. Classe (July 25, 1940); Frontflugspange für Auklärer in Bronze (21 April 1941), in Silber (22 February 1942), in Gold (30 November 1942) and mit Anhänger (19 July 1943); Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (10 August 1942); Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1942/42 (December 31, 1942); and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (April 12, 1943). He also got one foreign medal namely the Ehrenzeichen der Slowakisches Schnellen Division XLII (Slovakien Honor award for service against the Soviet Union) which he got on 23 May 1942. What was unusual about Richard Anders's Oberleutnant photo was the absence of the Luftwaffe eagle logo on his hat! Post-war photos taken?


39 Angres, HeinzFhjFw1012/JG-3 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 October, 1944. All 10 victories were bombers. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-17s (HSS) near Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 SW of Papa on 22 August, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Hettstedt on 11 September, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 28 September, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 at Artren-Naumburg on 7 October, 1944. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Angers.
40 Apfelthaler, FranzUffz36/JG-52Bf 109G-2 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 22 October, 1942. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 26 October, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-5 on 30 May, 1943.
41 Arp, HeinrichFw2/3/1916Kiel2/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1124 "Black 10" (lost 10/22/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 October, 1940 in aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 257 Sq.. His AC broke up in the air and scattered pieces in the sea off Littlestone Golf Links, near New Romney, Kent, along the coast SE of Dungeness. Buried Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent, UK, German Plot "O", Row 2, Grave 407 (M.Croft).
42 Aspern, Roloff von Oblt9/18/191818I/JG-21 (7/39), 1/JG-76 (9/39), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 (Channel 11/40)Bf 109D in 39, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1627 "Black 1" (lost 11/17/40) in JG-54EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 November, 1940 in Werk# 1627, in aerial combat with Spitfires, over the Thames Estuary. Von Aspern scored I/76s final victory of the Polish campaign, a P-23 Light Bomber near Konzary, 10 September, 1939. (I believe it to be Falck with two victories on 11 September, 1939.) His 2nd victory, a Hawk-75A west of Rethel, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 405 west of Laon, 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 25 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75A west of Epernay, 3 June, 1940. His 6th, a Potez 63 on 4 June, no location. Nos.7 & 8, both Hawk-75s NW of Amiens on 6 June, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 10th, a Hurricane at Themsemünding on 5 September, 1940. His 11th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 18 September, 1940. Nos.12, 13 & 14, all three Spitfires S of London on 27 September, 1940. His 15th, a Hurricane S of Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. His 16th, a Spitfire S of London on 13 October, 1940. His 17th, a Hurricane on 15 October, 1940, no location. His 18th, a Spitfire on 25 October, 1940, no location.
43 Autenrieth, HansHptm3/15/1921Weiler22 6/NJG-1 (8/41), Stab II/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-4 (3/43), 6/NJG-4 (6/43), Kdr II/NJG-4 (2/44) Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712343 (lost 8/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 August, 1944 after being shot down by a Mosquito NE of Rennes on 4 August, 1944. WIA 20/21 January, 1944; shot down by a Lancaster, crashing at Spreenhagel near Berlin. One known victory, possibly his 1st, a Halifax on 13 August, 1941, in the Groningen area. Another victory, two Wellingtons south of Burg on 1 August - Wellington X9917 was one, 1942. Another Wellington 100 m southwest of Venlo on 12 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 101 Sq. near Liege on 24-25 August, 1942. A Halifax II #1216 "PM-Q" near Marquillies, crashing at Rosmeer-Bilzen (Be) on 5 October, 1942 (Surviving RAF Nav, F/Sgt Gordon Mellor & Jozef Simons, Secy Hemology Soc.,Rosmeer). A Stirling 6 km northeast of Souilly on 8 March, 1943. Another Stirling 3 km southwest of Chalons-sur-Marne on 12 March, 1943. A Halifax, same location, on 17 April, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Wellington. A Stirling 5 km WSW of Diest, Be. on 25 June, 1943. A Halifax E of Dinant on 26 November, 1943, while in 1/NJG-4. A Lancaster on 10 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" at Trappes on 2 June, 1944. A Lancaster 5 km E of Dreux on 10 June, 1944. A Lancaster at St Leo on 8 July, 1944. His only known R/O/Gunner, Uffz Adam was killed by the French Resistance when they were both captured after crashing at Fougeres France. The French turned Autenrieth over to the Americans. American POW, released in 1946. Autenrieth died 8 June, 1996. Added: His 8/4/44 Remaining crew: Fw Adam Rudolf (geb 7/21/1919 Schwemlingen), R/O (MIA) and Uffz Georg Helbig (6/29/1920 Steinfeld), Mech (POW) (absa3945).
44 Bahnsen, JensFw188/JG-53 (11/41 Comiso; 10/42 N.Afrika; 6/43 Sicily)Bf 109 F-4 "Black 3" & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 15031 "Black 6 + I" (lost 6/7/43; WIA, combat with a B-17 20km S of Pantelleria), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18565 "Black 6 + I" (lost 8/19/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943 in Werk # 18565, by B-17 return fire north of Bagnoli Italy. 120 + combat missions. 7 victories in the Desert, including a P-40, piloted by Sgt ONeil, who survived, 4 km north of El Ruweisat, near El Alamein on 1 July, 1942. A Beaufighter 8 km north of Ras el Barrani on 23 August, 1942. Four P-40s of RAF No. 250 Sq. near Tarfa on 9 October, 1942. Two more British fighters on 10 October, 1942; one a PRU AC, the other a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq, both over the sea. A P-40 15 km south southwest of Fuka N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 and another P-40 south southeast of Quotifiya N. Africa on 22 October, 1942. Downed a P-38, his 7th victory, 10 km southwest of Pont du Fahs on 29 November, 1942. His 9th Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km east of Mateur on 19 April, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 on 29 April, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
45 Baldauf, FritzFw4/KG-26 (10/39 Lüneburg), 8/KG-26 (8/40)He 111H Werk # Unk "1H + NM" (lost 10/9/39), He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FS" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission to the coast of Northumberland, County Durham, when they were sd into the sea east of Middlesbrough, and captured. Remaining crew (all POW); Lt Adolf Renner, Observer, Ogefr Wilhelm Rössinger, wireless operator, Gefr Walter Lorenz, mechanic and Uffz Christoph Schumann, gunner. Earlier, on 9 October, 1939, he and his crew were taken prisoner after making an emergency landing in a field in Nymindegab, Denmark due to low fuel. The crew were on an anti-shipping operation with five other He 111's. Before being captured, they were able to set the ac onfire. They remained POW's until the German occupation, 9 April, 1940. Remaining crew (all uninjured): Uffz Hermann Gutacker, Obs; Ofw Adolf Friedrich Düring, R/O and Uffz Erich Scheinert, Mech. Source: "Air War Over Denmark". Alternate spelling: Waldauf.
46 Balfanz, WilfriedOblt8Stab I/JG-51 (9/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (10/39 Hunsrück-6/41)Bf 109D & E in 39, Bf 109E-3 (lost 5/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6722 "Black <<" (lost6/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/14/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 June, 1941 after being hit by SB-3 Soviet bomber return fire east of Pruszana S.U., just two days after his first Soviet victory. WIA 14 May, 1940 during aerial combat in a Bf 109E-3 with a Hurricane in the Sedan area (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 151 near Saarbrücken, 17 September, 1939. His 2nd, a LeO 45 at Thenorgues, 13 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Battle over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane NE of Calais on 10 February, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 16 April, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire E of Sheerness on 20 April, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire E of Canterbury on 21 April, 1941. A "damaged" Hurricane NW of Dunkirk on 21 May, 1941. His 1st and last Soviet victory, an SB-2 bomber on 22 June, 1941.
47 Bareuther, HerbertLt7/29/1914Asch, Egerland553/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 3/JG-51 (7/44), Stfkpt 14/JG-3Bf 109F in JG-51 in Russia, Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 1" in JG-3
RK(5/2/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)
EP(2/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 April, 1945 while serving in JG-3. Hit by AA fire during a strafing run, crashed into a tree near Pasewalk-Anklam. Listed as "MIA" in the Mombeek MIA List. Wounded during aerial combat over Warsaw. RK conferred in the last days of the war. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, as an Uffz, a DB-3 on 22 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 13 July, 1941. An I-61 on 10 September, 1941. A Pe-2 and a DB-3a on 5 October, 1941. An I-61 on 5 February, 1942. A Pe-2 on 12 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 27 June, 1942. An I-180 SE of Saborenika on 30 October, 1942. Three Il-2s at Golney, Rubinkovo and Kernssik on 4 December, 1942. An La-5 by Petrochino on 16 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 January, 1943. A MiG-3 on 7 March, 1943. Two Il-2s and a MiG-3 on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 2 June, 1943. A Pe-2 on 22 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 29 March, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 30 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 11 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1944.
48 Barten, FranzHptm1/26/1912Saarbrücken522G-77 (9/40), 11/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 10/JG-51 (S.U. 11/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-53 (4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5432 "Black 2" (lost 7/16/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12878 "White 5" (WIA 11/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441575 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 8/4/44)
RK(10/24/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/1/42)
EP(10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 4 August, 1944, over Reinsehlen near Soltau, as he parachuted from his damaged G-6 with a fatal head wound, after a dogfight. Buried in Lippstadt. Battle of Britain pilot, his first victory, a Hurricane on 14 September, 1940, no location. His 2nd & 3rd, two Hurricanes S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire between St Omer & Boulogne on 15 April, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 22 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 24 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 15 July, 1941; an I-16 and a DB-3. Shot down in "Blk 2" behind Russian lines on 16 July, 1941, but returned. A Yak-3 on 23 October, 1941. A DB-3a on 27 October, 1941. Two SB-3s on 12 November, 1941. An I-61 on 18 March, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 April, 1943. One known western victory, a B-24D 5 km west of Della Pecara, 3 September, 1943. Another bomber, a B-24 32 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. His 49th, a Spitfire 10 km N of Nettuno on 6 February, 1944. His 50th, a P-47 S of Insel Elba Italy on 14 April, 1944. 895 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories. Photo
49 Bartosch, HieronymusUffz1410/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 February, 1944. Magnus. His first two known victories, both Soviet LaGG-5s on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) W of Rüsskoye on 10 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 E of Gawrischi on 13 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) NW of Pankovka on 14 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 SE of Novaya on 1 September, 1943. A Pe-2 NE of Kremenchuk on 24 September, 1943. A 10th, a Yak-1 SE of Rossedenye on 16 October, 1943. An 11th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 November, 1943. A 12th, a LaGG-5 1 km SE of Ritaigovdka on 27 November, 1943. A 13th, a Yak-1 on 1 February, 1944. A 14th, a U-2 on 16 February, 1944.
50 Bartsch, EduardUffz84/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.; 9/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26061 (lost 9/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26059 (lost 10/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1943; crashed at Arsbeck after combat. His first known victory, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 5 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 10 July, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 July, 1943. Nos. 7 & 8, an Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 31 July, 1943. Now in the West, he was injured when his 109 crashed at Molenaarsgraaf, south of Schoonhoven, on 22 September, 1943, cause unknown (DeSwart).
51 Baten, Kurt GerhardFw12/12/1919Bochelt241/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.), 9/JG-1 (3/45 Anklam), JG-7Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410007 "White 7" (lost 11/12/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440642 "Yellow 16 + I" (lost 5/15/44), G-10 & G-14, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 November, 1943 after dowing a Yak-1 this date; bailed safely. Injured in a takeoff accident at Paderhorn on 15 May, 1944. One of the few remaining experienced pilots in 9/JG-1 in March, 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-7 on 15 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 26 August, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 22 September, 1943. A Boston III on 27 September, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 October, 1943. A P-39 on 22 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 5 November, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 November, 1943. Two Yak-1s, one (o.Z.) on 12 November, 1943. A P-39 by Novaya-Praga on 11 December, 1943. A Yak-9 on 7 January, 1944. A P-39 on 12 January, 1944. A Yak-1 an an Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. A P-39 on 16 January, 1944. One known western victory in JG-1, an Il-2 at Schröttersburg on 17 January, 1945. Another, his 24th, a P-39 in the Stolp area on 5 May, 1945. Added: EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
52 Baudach, Heinz Helmut Ofw9/7/1918Quirl, Germany211/JG-2 (2/41), 11/JG-2 (7/42 Channel - 8/43), EKdo-262, 2/Kdo Nowotny (11/44), 10/JG-7 (2/45)Bf 109F in 1 Stf, Bf 109G-1 Werk # 10316 (65% lost ) and Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14065 lost 8/28/42; WIA, bailed safely, Amiens area) both in 11/JG-2), Fw 190, Me 262A-1a #110781
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 when he was shot down in Me 262A-1a Wk# 110781 over Schönwalde. He bailed successfully, but struck the AC and died. Injured in a crash in Wk# 10316, 19 July, 1942 at Liegescourt (Crecy) due to technical failure. Shot down with wounds in a 109G-1, Werk # 14065(lost) 28 August, 1942 after aerial combat with fighters and bombers near Amiens. Bailed successfully despite his wounds. Landed safely on the Autobahn on 5 October, 1944, in Me 262A-1a Wk# 170292, in Ekdo-262, when he ran out of fuel. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/7 on 24 July, 1941. Another, his 3rd, a Stirling in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. A P-51 20 km NNW of Le Harve on 25 August, 1943. A B-17 8 km NW of Troyes on 6 September, 1943. A Spitfire 10 km NE of Serqueux on 23 September, 1943. A P-38 by Leupden on 16 August, 1944, while serving in Epro.Kdo. 262. Another P-38 on 24 August, 1944, no location. A P-51 SW of Boblingen on 11 September, 1944. A B-17 on 23 November, 1944, no location given. 5 victories in the Me 262.
53 Baumbach, WernerObstlt12/27/1916Cloppenburg5/KG-30 (5/40), Kdr I/KG-30 (7/41), Kdr III/KG-30 (12/42), Kdr KG-200 (12/44)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0265 "4D + ?N" (lost 10/24/40; crash landing at Gilze-Rijen, crew injured) in KG-30, Fw 200 & Ju 188 in KG-200
RK(5/8/40)
EL(7/14//41)
S(8/17/42)
EP(4/22/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW until 1948. Bomber attacks on France. Holland and Belgium. Transferred to Norway, attacking Allied convoys on their way to Sevastopol in June, 1942. End of 1942, transferred to the Mediterranean. He was the most highly decorated and most successful German bomber pilot of the war, with over 300,000 tons of shipping sunk. He was the 16th recipient of the RK-EL-S. Operated the "Mistel" aircraft in KG-200. He left Germany in 1948 and worked in Argentina. KIFA over the La Plata Mouth near Buenos Aires during a test flight with a Lancaster bomber on 20 October 1953. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile

L-R: Brown (Observer) - Baumbach in Ju 88
54 Baun, AlbrechtFw56/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat southwest of Portland, crashing at Weymouth (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk 75A S of Saarbrücken, 24 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Morane SW of Saargemund, 31 october, 1939. His 3rd, a Potez 63 at Signy l Abbaye, 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Bloch 151 E of Compiegne, 7 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SW of Portland, 15 August, 1940. His surname, Baun, may be incorrect. His first three victories reported on the OKL as Braun. For purposes of the Archive, I have used the surname Baun. Magnus Report.
55 Bayerle, HansUffz1/6/1915Memmingen2/Tr.Gr. 186Ju 87B Werk # 5238 (lost 10/24/39)Pilot BadgeKIC 24 October, 1939 when he crashed during bombing practice at Schönberg-Bake Beacon, on the Baltic sea coast, Schleswig-Holstein. His observer, Ogefr Otto Funck was also killed. The two are buried in the War Cem. at Kiel Nordfriedhof, Blk III; Uffz Bayerle in Gr 51, Ogefr Funck in Gr 52 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Beyerle.
56 Becker, GüntherOfw5/13/19163(F)/22, 3(F)/122Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D
RK(2/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Oberfeldwebel Günther Becker (May 13, 1916 - October 20, 1953) was a scout pilot of the birth of Buxtehude who crossed the Western Front and Eastern Front. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on February 28, 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and the Flugzeugführer in 3. Staffel (Fern) / Aufklärungsgruppe 122 / Kommandierende General der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Italien / Luftflotte 2. Not much was known about him, other than that he died in 1953 Australia (another version mentions July 14, 1988). Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse; and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (July 12, 1943)
57 Becker, LudwigHptm8/22/1911Dortmund, Aplerbeck44Stuka pilot, 3/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1 (8/40), 6/NJG-2 (1/42), Stafkpt 14/NJG-1, Stfkpt 12/NJG-1Ju 87, Bf 110C "G9+LZ", Do 215B-5 "G9 + OM", Bf 110G-4 Wk # 4864 "G9 + LZ" (lost 2/26/43)
RK(7/1/42)
EL(2/26/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 February, 1943 in his G-4 while on a daylight mission intercepting a B-17 over the North Sea and crashing 10 km north of Schiermonnikoog Holland. Also missing was his R/O Ofw Josef Straub. It was their first daylight sortie. All victories at night. He is known to have crashed a Bf 110 at Meddo Holland, NNW of Winterswijk, on 30 August, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, a Lt at the time (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Wellington the night of 16-17 October, 1940, no location. He is credited with the 1st radar-controlled victory, and this may have been the AC, downed while in 4/NJG-1. A Wellington near Nieue Schans on 8-9 August, 1941. A Manchester by Shlochteren, E of Groningen the night of 12-13 August, 1941. A Whitley V by Vredepeel the night of 14-15 August, 1941. A Whitley at Oldebrock the night of 6-7 September, 1941. Another Wellington of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Blijham/Groningen on 29 September, 1941. A Whitley the night of 8-9 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington II of RAF No.12 Sq. the night of 20-21 January, 1942 near the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. He began his military career as a Luftwaffe volunteer in 1934. Bowers/Lednicer, 46 victories.
58 Beeger, HorstMaj6/8/1913BautzenStfkpt 3/LG-1 (4/41 Med), Kdr III/KG-101 (8/43)He 111H in LG-1, JU 88A-5 Werk # 4255 "L1 + HL" (lost 4/16/41), Ju 88A in both
RK(11/23/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/18/41)
EP(4/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) with crew 16 April, 1941 off Chalkis, cause not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List). He is credited with sinking the British Cruiser "York" in May 1941. He flew his first missions over Poland on the He 111 (Iron Cross, Second Class on 31/10/1939). Converted to Ju 88. Early1940 Beeger in action in the Norway and Western Campaigns. From July 1940 to March 1941 he flew against targets in the south of England and enemy shipping in the Channel. On 1/10/1940, Oberleutnant Beeger named Staffelkapitän of 3./LG 1. 1941-04-16, in Balkans Campaign, Beeger’s Ju 88 A-5, WerkNr. 4255, L1 + HL shot down by anti-aircraft fire north of Chalkis. After a forced landing behind enemy lines, Beeger and his crew made their way to the German lines. In May 1941 he and his Staffel played a major role in the Geschwader’s successful operations against British warships in the waters around Crete. Staffel had sunk 17 merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. In addition to these anti-shipping operations, Beeger and his Staffel also mined the Suez Canal and bombed targets in North Africa. On 1943-02-01 took over III./KG 101, a training unit based at Cognac in the south of France, and served as Kommandeur until 14/8/1943. Attached to HQ of KG 101 until the beginning of March 1944, then assigned to the staff of the General der Kampfflieger. In October 1944 he was named supply officer in the Geschwaderstab of KG 53 and was responsible for the delivery of V1 flying bombs to the unit. From December 1944 until the end of the war, Beeger was attached to Stab KG 200. He was promoted to Major March 1945. Deceased 6 November, 2005, Almunecar, Spain.
59 Bencetic, LjudevitHptm12/26/1910Zagreb, Croatia1610 or 11 Sq./Kroat 4th Ftr Grp(9/41 Ukraine), 15(Kroat)/JG-52, Stfkpt 3/Kro JGr-1 (12/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # Unk (dam 10/1/41), Bf 109G-2 "Blk 5"(7/12/42, dam cmbt w/LaGG-3's over Sea of Azov), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13489 "Blk 9" (75% dam, blown tire on t/o from Mariupol West af, pilot OK), Bf 109G-2 "Yel 12"(5/43), Bf 109G-10 Wk# 2122 "Blk 22"(4/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 1980 (H. Breuer). Added: Pilot OK after ramming another E-7 of Ofw Korbelik, while taxying at Lemberg airfield on 1 October, 1941 (Wings of Serbia).
60 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel932/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42-4/43), Kdr JG-53Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2/R6 "Blk <<" (10/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)
EP(10/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo
61 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stafkpt 8/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F "Black 14", Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.
62 Bertram,Oblt23/JG-300Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, an "unidentified" AC 20 km NW of Bremen on 22 September, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 35 km N of Kassel on 22 October, 1943.
63 Bertram, Carl TheodorOgefr8/JG-126 Neumünster)Bf 109D Werk # 461 "Red 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 26 October, 1939 after overturning during an emergency landing in a field owned by Hermann Poulsen, at Kragelund Denmark. He had encounter fog, and running low on fuel decided to land. He hit barbed wire and overturned, being trapped inside. Danish civilians freed Bertram who was uninjured. He was interned in Denmark until the German occupation on 9 April, 1940. He may be one of the other Bertrams already recorded, after his release, with no Given name known. Source: Air War over Denmark.
64 Beyerle,Uffz34/SG-3 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190F
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 15 September, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 22 October, 1944.
65 Biesmann, WernerUffz5II/JG-52 (10/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20170 "Black <1 +" (lost 12/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 December, 1943 after aerial combat at Halbinsel Kertsch, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 10 October, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 11 October, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 21 October, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-5 SSE of Rzhyshchiv on 22 October, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1943. Magnus Report, 6 victories.
66 Bindert, E.LtII/JG-27, 4/JG-27 (Egypt)Bf 109E & FWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 October, 1942 during aerial combat with a P-40 of RCAF No. 112 Sq., piloted by F/L L.R.R. Smith, in the Daba area.
67 Birkner, Hans JoachimLt10/22/1921Schönwalde, Ostpreussen1177/JG-52 (8/43), 9/JG-52 (10/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 5" (Jul '44), Bf 109G-14 Wk# 510531 (lost 12/14/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(4/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 14 December, 1944 in Krakow due to engine failure in his G-14 on take-off. 284 combat missions. A frequent wingman for Rall and Hartmann. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 1 October, 1943. His 2nd, a LaGG on 4 October, 1943. Two LaGG-2 on 11 October, 1943. Two LaGGs on 24 October, 1943. A P-39 and a LaGG on 25 October, 1943. Two LaGGs on 27 November, 1943. Two LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 November, 1943. Three LaGGs W of Malaya-Tomatshka on 19 December, 1943. Two LaGG-3s at Novo Krasnoye on 3 January, 1943. Four P-39s on 15 January, 1944. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 April, 1944. Six LaGGs on 19 April, 1944. Three P-39s and a LaGG on 28 May, 1944. Four P-39s and a LaGG on 30 May, 1944. A LaGG and a P-39 on 20 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 14 October, 1944. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 16 October, 1944. Photo
68 Bleckmann, Karl GüntherMaj11/30/1914Bochum33Recon Pilot, 6/Sch.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/SG-2 (10/43 S.U.), Act. Kdr II/SG-2Fw 189A, Fw 190A, Fw 190F-8
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 June, 1944 when his AC caught fire on the return from a mission. He was killed in the ensuing crash in Stanitza Romania. Flew escort for dive bombers. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-5 5 km SW of Boromlya on 17 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 26 October, 1943. An Il-2 on 29 October, 1943. Two Il-5s on 6 November, 1943. An Il-5 near Vassilyevka on 22 November, 1943. An Il-5 on 29 November, 1943. A P-39 on 30 November, 1943. A P-39 on 17 December, 1943. A P-39 on 12 January, 1944. Two Il-5s on 13 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 16 January, 1944. An Il-5 on 26 January, 1944. Two P-39s on 28 January, 1944. A P-39 on 7 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 12 February, 1944. A P-39 on 15 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 February, 1944. Nos. 22 & 23, A P-39 and a Yak-9 on 25 February, 1944. A 24th, an Il-5 on 1 March, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 May, 1944. Three P-39s and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 June, 1944.
69 Bley, PaulOblt10/14/1918Oldendorf98/ZG-26(11/42 Med), 9/ZG-26(2/43), Stfkpt 9/ZG-26, EKdo-262(5/44), Stfkpt 9/JG-6 aka Kdo "Nowotny"(9/44)Bf 110G2 Trop Werk # 5135 "3U + DS" (lost 4/5/43; WIA w/crew after combat near Trapani, crew returned), Me 410, Me 262A/1a Werk # 170307 (lost 10/7/44, bailed safely near Achmer), Me 262A/1a Werk # 110388, (minor dam, force landed near Steenwijk, fuel shortage), Me 262A/1a Werk # 110388 (again)EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 28 October, 1944. He lifted off too late and struck a steam pile driver, his ac exploded.Magnus. One known Desert victory, a P-38 on 1 February, 1943 while in 8/ZG-26 . Two additional victories the next day, both P-38s. Another two-victory day, downing two P-38s on 5 April, 1943. A B-17 on 22 February, 1944. A 7th and 8th, a P-51, no location and a B-17 at Burg, near Magdeburg, both on 8 March, 1944. On 7 October, 1944, he was shot down in his Me-262 by a P-51D piloted by 2nd Lt Urban L. "Ben" Drew of 375FS, 361FG. He bailed successfully. A 9th victory, a P-51 on 10 October, 1944, no location given. Five P-38 victories. Magnus Report, his victory count may be higher.
70 Bock, HeinzLt37/NJG-101, 8/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5434 (lost 10/3/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 October, 1943 in a crash landing at Bad Aibling airfield, probably due to a flak hit (Boiten) or engine trouble (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Lancaster on 23 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Ströhnen on 22 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 10 km W of Ludwigshafen on 23 September, 1943. Magnus Report, 5 victories.
71 Böhm-Tettelbach, KarlObstlt1/22/1910Portland, Oregon10Stfkpt 1/JG-234 (38), Stfkpt 7/234 (6/38), III/ZG-142 (8/38), Kdr ZG-26 (8/43-2/44) Bf 109B, Bf 110G-2 Werk # Unk (dam 1/11/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 11 January, 1944; force landed in the vicinity of Rollhausen, near Gottingen, after combat with American bombers (LOCS). One known victory, a B-17 at Liebernau, by Nienburg, on 8 October, 1943. Another, a B-17 at Schleswig on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 S of Rheine on 10 October, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 at Perenfeld, 8 km NW of Syke on 29 November, 1943. Victory count may be higher (Magnus). Bowers/Lednicer, 40 victories. Alternate spelling: Boehm-Tettelbach.
72 Böhme, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12715 (50% dam 10/4/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470460 (lost 2/22/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
KIA 22 February, 1944; sd by Allied fighters at Ostmalle while on a delivery flight. Injured in a belly landing southeast of Coullommiers 4 October, 1943 due to a fuel shortage.
73 Boos, HansOblt41JG-3, 12/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stab IV/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-51 (S.U. 4/43)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7199 "White 1" (lost 4/21/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 April, 1943, bailing out during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5345, and his chute failed to open. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 28 June, 1941. Another DB-3 on 4 July, 1941. An I-16 on 5 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 9 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 August, 1941, an R-5 and two R-10s. A Pe-2 on 12 October, 1941. An R-3 on 13 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 5 November, 1941. An I-61 on 2 December, 1941. An R-10 on 7 December, 1941. A Pe-2 on 29 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 3 June, 1942. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 3 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. An R-10 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 24 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Syberplowka on 17 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. Two Il-2s on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 17 March, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 18 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 20 April, 1943, one day before his death.
74 Borchers, WalterObstlt1/22/1916Ofen bei Oldenburg59 4/ZG-76 (5/40), Stfkpt 5/ZG-76, NJG-1, 8/NJG-3 (3/43), Kdr III/NJG-5 (4/43), Kdr NJG-5 (3/44) Ju 87, Bf 110C "D5 + AS"(42), Do 217 in III/NJG, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622319 (or 519) "C9 + GA" (lost 3/45)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 5/6 March, 1945 by an RAF Mosquito flown by Wing Cmdr Gibb, over Leipzig, crashing north of Altenburg. His Obs (?), Lt Friedrich Reul was also killed. WIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Kuskopper Moor, north of Kreis Steinbusch, Schles-Holst.. 48 Night victories, 12 Destroyer and 3 heavy bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane on 17 May, 1940, no location. A Spitfire on 29 May, 1940, no location, while he was in 4/ZG-76. Another, a Hawk-75A on 8 June, 1940, no location. A Morane 406 on 22 June, 1940, no location. A Spitfire S of Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A Hurricane S of Portsmouth on 11 September, 1940. Another known victory, a B-24 100 km northwest of Jädemündung on 18 March, 1943. His 25th, a B-24 at Kiel-Tönning on 5 January, 1944. A triple victory on 8 June, 1944; all three "4 mots" abt 35 km NW of Paris. A "4 mot" at Aniens on 5 July, 1944. One known Soviet victory, a PS-84 the night of 15-16 October, 1944. A DB-3 on 23 October, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 63 victories. Nominated for the EL. Alternate spelling: Borschers (Balss). Added: Both Borchers and Reul are buried in the War Cem at Altenburg, Graves 123 and 122, respectively. Their Gunner reported to have bailed successfully (D.Drury).
75 Brandt, FritzOblt3/23/1918Blumenthal8III/NJG-2, 4/NJG-101, Stab II/NJG-3 (7/44), Stab IV/NJG-3Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, Lancaster SE of Bremen on 9 October, 1943. A 2nd, another Lancaster at Frankfurt on 22 October, 1943; these first two as an Ofw in 4/NJG-101. A 3rd, a "4 mot" in the Epinal area on 29 July, 1944. A 4th and 5th, a Lancaster and a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944. A 6th, a Halifax in the Deutsche Bucht area on 15 October, 1944.
76 Brandt, PaulOblt4/29/1915Rehhof, Westpreussen343/JG-54 (12/41 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (7/43), 15/JG-54 (9/44), Stfkpt 16/JG-54 (12/44)Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 682024 "Blue ?" (lost 12/24/44)
RK(9/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(7/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
4 Bombers. 500 Missions. Killed 24 December, 1944, in Werk# 682024, in a crash at Körde, by Münster/Westfalen, after aerial combat with British Tempests of the 2nd TAF. 20 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 3 December, 1941. A Soviet P-40 on 23 February, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 April, 1942. An I-153 on 14 May, 1942. A Pe-2 on 8 July, 1942. A MiG-3 on 26 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 2 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 19 July, 1943. A Pe-2 1 km W of Gorodok on 22 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 25 July, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 27 July, 1943. An La-5 on 28 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 July, 1943. An Il-2 NE of Woronow on 4 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 15 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 12 October, 1943. A Yak-9 20 km SE of Nevel on 5 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 11 December, 1943. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. A Pe-2 on 15 February, 1944. One known western victory, a Vigilant at Doetinchem on 26 September, 1944. A P-38 SE of St Vith on 17 December, 1944. A P-47 at Lommersum and a P-51 SE of Malmedy on 18 December, 1944. Magnus Report, 30 victories.
77 Brechtl, JosefFw277/JG-54 (Finland)Bf 109F-4 Wk# 12633 "White 6" (6/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13666 "Blue 2" (lost 1/6/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 January, 1943 south of Welikije-Luki. On 2 December, 1942 he was flying his F-2 when it sustained 20% damage near Tschudowo. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 18 November, 1941. An I-16 on 30 December, 1941. A Soviet P-40 on 13 March, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 March, 1942. An I-26 on 23 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 1 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a LaGG-3 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 27 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A P-40 on 3 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 30 September, 1942. A Yak-4 on 12 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A MiG-3 10 km SE of Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A MiG-3 9 km NNE of Velikiye Luki on 17 December, 1942. His last victory, a LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1943, the day he went missing.
78 Briegleb, WalterOblt4/30/192325 10/NJG-3 (2/44), Stfkpt 7/NJG-2 (3/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710639 (lost 10/6/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk "4R + IR" & Ju 88G-6 Wk# 622338 (or 938) "4R + BR" (all flown in 7/NJG-2, March 1945), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621800 "4R + LR" (impounded Portugal 5/1/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His Ju 88G-1 crashed at Opsterland Holland, by Bakkeveen, on 6 October, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, a "4 mot" W of Berlin on 20 February, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Halle-Leipzig on 24 March, 1944. A "4 mot" 100 km WSW of Copenhagen on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" near Duisburg on 22 May, 1944. Four victories, all "4 mots" in the Paris -Rouen area on 11 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Abbeville area on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Beacon "Kurfürst" on 17 June, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Amsterdam on 19 July, 1944. Two "4 mots" 50 km S of Radio Beacon "Kurfürst" on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Normeny, S of Metz, on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" 30 km SW of Kiel on 26 August, 1944. A Wellington at St Avold on 3 October, 1944. A "4 mot" into the Sea near Ostfreich on 6 October, 1944. A Wellington on 2 December, 1944, no location. Hius last two victories, Lancasters; one S of Waddington airfield, the 2nd 40 km W of Lincoln, 3/4/March, 1945. On 1 May, 1945, Briegleb and his R/O, Ofw Möller, flew their AC to Portugal. Magnus & Jager Blatt article. Added: On 1 May, 1945, Briegleb & crew reportedly deserted, landing their Werk # 621800 at the Pedras Rubras airport in Porto Portugal. Remaining crew: Ofw Klaus Möller, named as pilot on this flight and Uffz Josef Allram (or Aulram), R/O? (D.Drury).
79 Brill, KarlOblt525/JG-54 (3/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (2/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (7/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-54 (11/44), JG-7Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 "White 3" in 10 & 13/JG-54, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston III on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 28 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1943. Two DB-3Fs, a LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 14 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Nevel on 11 October, 1943. An La-5 on 29 December, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 8 January, 1944. An La-5 on 19 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 24 January, 1944. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. An Il-2 15 km N of Pleskowo on 13 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 February, 1944. An La-5 on 18 February, 1944. An One known western victory, a P-51 S of Köln on 18 December, 1944.
80 Bringmann, ArnoldFw35Stab I/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (2/43), 8/JG-3 (9/43), 4/JG-3 (11/44), Act StfFüh 1/JG-3 (12/44), JG-7 (4/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-14/AS, Me 262A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st known Soviet, an Il-2 SW of Alayev on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 22 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 25 March, 1943. A DB-3 and an Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. His 14th, a LaGG-3 on 15 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 17 April, 1943. A 17th, a Yak-1 on 28 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory, a Spitfire over southern Italy, 14 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-47 SW of Haiger on 2 December, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Diepholz on 8 December, 1944. Two LaGG-3s on 3 March, 1945. Mörl Interrogation Report.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Arnold Bringmann (R) with Me 109 at St. Omer-Arques in the winter of 1940 - 41
81 Brinkhaus, FranzHptm3/19/1917134/NJG-1 (5/42), NJG-3, 9/NJG-2 (10/43), 7 & 6/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr II/NJG-2 (4/45 to end)Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3358 G9 + AM" (35% dam 7/30/42; injured when he crashed in the Feuerbach-Langenhain area due to disorientation, Ju 88G in NJG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Bade
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories scored on 31 May, 1942; a Wellington 35 km northwest of Köln, and a Halifax 30 km northwest of Köln, by Bergheim. Another, a Lancaster 50 km NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Two "4 mot" victories on 20 February, 1944, one SE of Bremen, the other at Gradnetz. A "4 mot" 40 km NE of Frankfurt on 18 March, 1944. Four victories on 8 June, 1944; all "4 mots", S of Dieppe and in the Beauvais & Abbeville areas. A "4 mot" by Chateaudun on 1 July, 1944. A "4 mot" near St Leu on 8 July, 1944. His 13th, a Hudson NE of Cambridge on 3/4 March, 1945. This 13th may have been a Mosquito of 169 Sq.. Boiten, 13 to 18 victories. Bf 110 Loss Lists suggests 25 victories.
82 Brinkmann, Arnold "Fritz"Hptm6/10/1915*16 Stab I/NJG-3 (11/43), 8/NJG-3 (4/44-3/45) Bf 110G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Bürgstadt on 26 November, 1943. Another, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" near Osnabrück on 22 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Insel Falster (Denmark?)on 23 April, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" NW of Bramsche on 13 August, 1944. A 6th, same night, a "4 mot" in the Senden area. A 7th, a "4 mot" near Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A triple victory on 27 August, 1944, all three "4 mots"; two at Insel Samso, and one 10 km NW of Hornum. A "4 mot" opposing the Darmstadt Raid on 11 September, 1944. A "4 mot" at Deutsche Bucht on 15 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Believed to have survived the war. * His birthdate is questionable; another source states the date as 29 March, 1915 (LOCS).
83 Broch, HugoLt1/6/1922Leichlingen, Rheinland81ERG-Ost, 6/JG-54 (1/43), 8/JG-54 (Kurland)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470235 "Black <1" (lost 11/18/43)
RK(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)
EP(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 18 November, 1944, in Werk# 470235, 15 km south of Libau S.U.. 324 combat missions. All victories in the East. He was wingman for Ademeit and Sterr. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 March, 1943, a Gefr at the time. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 21 July, 1943. A Yak-7 at Orel on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. A Yak-7 and a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 19 August, 1943. Two La-5s on 24 August, 1943. An La-5 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 26 October, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 5 November, 1943. An La-5 on 17 August, 1944. Two La-5s on 21 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. Three Il-2s on 28 October, 1944. He achieved 12 double and 3 triple victories on one mission each. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
Aged 95 Broch was given the opportunity to fly a Spitfire


84 Brock, Friedrich FritzHptm5/6/1916Perlach, Bayern, Germany8FFS AB-63 (11/40), Erg/JGr Ost (9/42), Stab III/JG-54 (11/42-1/43 Siwerskaya S.U.), 8/JG-54 (2/43 Vendville, Fr.), 9/JG-54 (10/43 Schwerin), Adj !V/JG-26(2/25/45)Bf 109F-2 & F-4 in S.U., Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 5" (in S.U.), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16136 "Black 7"(5/43 Fr.), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19821 "Black 7 +~" in 8/JG-54 (later lost by Fw von Düsterloh, 10/14/43)), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20065 "Black 8" (lost 12/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411502 "Black 7 + I" (lost 4/8/44)EK 1(4/3/44) & 2(9/3/43)
KVK 2(9/1/41)
Wound Badge(4/19/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze(6/1/43)
Up to 60 missions. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 NE of Kiel on 13 June, 1943. Brock made an emergency landing near Hesselbjerg Denmark, on the island of Langeland, on 13 June, 1943 after running low on fuel after aerial combat. His Bf 109G "Black 6" was 10% damaged, he was unhurt (Source: Air War over Denmark). On 9 October, 1943, he made a belly landing after combat near Graenge, west of Nykobing Falster in Bf 109G Wk# 19821 "Yellow 7"; he was not injured (Air War over Denmark). Shot down in "Black 8" with wounds on 22 December, 1943, and bailed safely by Graffeld/Quackenbrück. A 2nd, a B-17 at Syke-Bassum on 23 March, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 SE of Bremen on 24 March, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Helmstedt on 8 April, 1944. Shot down in "Black 7" on 8 April, 1944, with severe eye and head injuries during this encounter, he bailed safely, but was unable to return to flying duties. He was a British POW until November, 1945, and took up his pre-war career as a dentist. Deceased 3 May, 1994 in Berlin.
85 Brock, SiegfriedOblt38/JG-54Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 NE of Kiel on 13 June, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Merzheim on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-24 S of Löningen on 22 December, 1943.
86 Broennle, HerbertLt12/25/1920München, Pasing594/JG-54, 2/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 1/JG-53 (5/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-53 (7/43)Bf 109E-4 Wk# 2797 (80% dam 5/27/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9234 "Black 8" (20% dam 3/17/42), Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-6 Wk#18430 "Black 8" (lost4/43)
RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/15/42)
EP(10/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
All the Es & Fs (all Black Nos.) were in 4/JG-54. He was wounded in the E-4 on 5/27/41 when his AC was reportedly 80% damaged at the Wangerooge airfield. His 1st known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 6 July, 1941; all three SB-3s. An I-153 on 12 September, 1941. Shot down Soviet ace Lt Ivan Chulkov (9V) of 41 IAP on 2 February, 1942. Wounded the second time on 3/17/42 in the F-2 (9234) near Pogosstje. He lost another F-2 on 14 May, 1942 at Krasnogwardeisk S.U., but suffered no injuries. An I-15 on 22 October, 1942. A Pe-2 6 km N of Tscherwino on 23 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 12 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 5 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 17 March, 1943. Some sources spell his name Brönnle. KIA 7/4/43 during a low-level dogfight with Spitfires south of Catania airfield w/JG-53, when his G-6 Wk# 18430 "Black 8" engine seized, and he dove straight into the ground. 387 combat missions, 57 victories in the East, 1 U.S. heavy bomber, a B-17F, 20 km southwest of Insel Gozo.
87 Brückersdorf, Wilhelm A.Uffz53/NJG-3 (Wittmundhafen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5564 (15% dam 7/26/43 & 10% dam 9/1/43), Bf 110G Werk # Unk (lost 12/24/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 23/24 December, 1943; crashed at Haustenbeck, east of Augustdorf, near Detmold, cause unknown; victories may be as high as six. WIA 26 July, 1943 in Wk# 5564 by enemy fire at Wittmundhafen airfield, no mention of crew injuries (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling ESE of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. A 2n, a Lancaster JB220 of No.97 Sq. the night of 18/19 September, 1943, 10km N of Sulingen, near Schwaförden (misidentified to a Bröckerhoff). A 3rd & 4th, both Lancasters on 22 October, 1943; one by Minden, the other 5 km S of Diepholz. A 5th, a Halifax near Stalförden on 4 December, 1943 (OKL Claims List). Wk # 5564 damaged a second time, 1 September, 1943 by bomber return fire near Perleberg (Bf 110 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Brockerhoff, Bröckerhoff or Brockersdorf.
88 Bruckmeier, JosefOblt1911KIA 22 September, 1939 in Poland. Information found on his Obituary Card, naming him a pilot.
89 Brüstellin, Hans-HeinrichObstlt10/20/19094Leg.Condor(36), I/JG-76(later II/JG-54), Kdr I/JG-51(8/40 Wissant), I/JG-53(11/40), JG-54, JG-106Ju 52, Ju 86, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109E-4/B in JG-53; Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-106
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Beauvais, north of Paris, 5 June, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-51. His 2nd, a Hawk-75 over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane on 15 August, 1940, no location. Seriously wounded during this encounter, he managed to return to base where he crash landed his Bf 109E, and was pulled from the burning wreckage. This kept him out of action for seven weeks. Channel pilot. Brüstellin replaced Hans Karl Mayer as Kdr I/JG-53 after Mayers death in October, 1940. Hans was Stfkpt of 3/JG-135 until named Kdr of I/JG-51 in October, 1939, replacing Ernst von Berg. He was Kdr JG-106 in September, 1944. Deceased 7 February, 1997. Alternate spelling: Brustellin.
90 Buchner, HermannLt10/30/1919Salzburg, Austria588/Sch.G-1, II/St.G-2, 4/SG-1 redesig 6/SG-2 (10/43), 10/SG-151 9/44 Prossnitz), 2/Kdo Nowotny (10/44), 10/JG-7 (2/45)Ju 87, Bf 109E, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586132 "White T" (lost 9/21/44 at Hvozd CZ, tech dif, bailed & injured), Me 262A-1a "Yellow 8" ? in JG-7
RK(7/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(10/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Dive Bmbr w/Pend & Assault Oper.Clasps
A former Ground Attack pilot, he flew 631 missions (Crimea & Romania), was shot down five times, wounded twice, and destroyed 46 tanks, etc. 46 victories in the Fw 190 in the East. Twelve jet victories. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 13 September, 1942. An R-5 on 24 October, 1943, while in 6/SG-2. A Boston and a U-2 on 28 October, 1943. Twelve 4 engine bombers with the Me 262. One known bomber victory, while in 6/SG-2, a B-17 in the Bucharest area on 23 June, 1944. A P-47 W of Rheine on 29 October, 1944. A P-51 4 km N of Legden, SE of Ahaus, on 1 November, 1944. His 53rd victory, a P-51 near Stendal on 22 February, 1945. His 54th, a B-17(HSS) NW of Hamburg on 20 March, 1945. His 55th, a B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. His 56th, a B-17 S of Berlin on 24 March, 1945. His 57th, a B-24 S of Hamburg on 25 March, 1945. His 58th, and last victory, a Lancaster on 31 March, 1945. Nominated for the EL. Survived the war. Last Flugbuch entry, "3/45". Buchner was featured on the History Channel as Me 262 pilot. Deceased 1 December, 2005. Photo.
91 Bugaj, KarlLt611/JG-1, 2/JG-1Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 663 "Black 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 April, 1943 in "Black 8"; crashed during a non-operational flight at Achmer. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito into the North Sea, near Tilburg, on 28 July, 1942, the 1st Mosquito for 11/JG-1. His 2nd, a Mosquito north of Langeoog on 1 August, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 28 August, 1942. His 4th, a Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. near Gendringen Holland, 35 km east of Nijmegen, on 31 October, 1942. His 5th, a a P-51 40 km northwest of Ostende on 22 January, 1943. His 6th, a Spitfire on 26 January, 1943. Magnus.
92 Bunzek, JohannesLt5/22/1922Gross Strehlitz, Oberschlesien757/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 620644 (?) "White 2" (lost 12/11/43)
RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(11/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 December, 1943 after colliding with a Russian La-5 fighter and exploding over the Nikopol bridgehead. All victories in the East. An additional 30 victories were unconfirmed. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG on 28 May, 1943. Two LaGGs on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG on 12 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG on 3 August, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Three LaGGs on 19 August, 1943. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 21 August, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. Three P-39s on 27 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 28 August, 1943. A Boston and a LaGG on 5 September, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 14 September, 1943. Three Il-2s on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGG-s and an Il-2 on 3 October, 1943. A LaGG on 30 November, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories. NOTE: Wk # 620644 generall belongs to a Ju 88G-6.
93 Burath, Eberhard vonOblt6/6/1918Hamburg73/ERG West, 11 & 12/JG-1, Adj 4/JG-1 (3/43), Adj I/JG-1 (Spring 43), Stfkpt 9 (3/45) & 14/JG-51 (5/45)Bf 109G in 12/JG-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk #145555 Black < + o" (60%, 3/11/43), A-4 # 140581 "< I" (4/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410052 "Black <1" (35% dam 7/28/43), Bf 109B thru K-4G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Pilot Clasp in Silver
Flak/Artilierie Badge (2/Flak Regt. 27)
6 B-17 bombers. One Pe-2. On 11 March, 1943, he survived a crash at Deelen Holland in his Fw 190, thought to have been sabotaged. Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May 1943 in I/JG-11, and scoring his 1st victory, a B-17 100 km north of Ameland. Is a strong choice to have downed Lee Kessler. His 2nd, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. On 28 July, 1943, his A-4 Wk# 2339 was lost at Augsbuurt Holland, cause unknown (DeSwart). He was uninjured in a force landing on 28 July , 1943 after combat with a B-17 near Groningen. His 3rd, a B-17 near Paderborn on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) N of Gifhorn on 10 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 in the Braunschweig area on 23 March, 1944. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 22 March, 1945, flying the Bf 109K. Flugbuch entries from 12/42 to 4/45. Letter on file. As of 2001, living in Flensburg, near Kiel. Deceased 3 October, 2001. Photo


Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 2nd from Left - Oblt. Burath
94 Burmeister,Flugzeugführer & Flight Instr Fl.Sch.-See (Barth 10/39)Go 145A "WL + IMRR"Burmeister was permitted by the Danish authorities to fly this AC back to Barth after Gefr Franz Kraus made an emergency landing in Denmark on 7 October, 1939, during a training flight. Source: Air War over Denmark.
95 Busch, ArturUffz113(Z)/LG-1, 10/NJG-1, 2/NJG-5 (10/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5451 (lost 10/22/43) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 22/23 October, 1943 in a failed belly landing due to engine trouble, his unnamed R/O injured, SW of Stendal airfield (Boiten & Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane 406 20 km north of Amiens, 25 May, 1940.
96 Buschbeck, ManfredFw12/SG-77 (10/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8 Werk # 932250 (lost 1/22/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 22 January, 1945 after hitting an obstruction. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 SW of Dukla on 26 October, 1944.
97 Buschmann, HubertLt221/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109 F, G & K, Fw 190D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1944. He scored his first victory against the Russians on 26 May, 1942. Another Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 27 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 17 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. His 5th, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 25 August, 1942. His 22nd, a B-17 5 km W of Genk on 17 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 20 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 28 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. His 16th, an Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 8 December, 1942. A Yak-4 on 10 December, 1942. An Il-2 in the Stalingrad area on 11 December, 1942. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 18 December, 1942. His 21st victory, a B-17 HSS at Scheidem on 22 June, 1943. His 22nd, a B-17 "NL-3" 5 km west of Genk on 17 August, 1943. Magnus.
98 Buschmann, WalterUffz9/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14857 (dam 10/22/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 October, 1943 during aerial combat at Kirowograd, DOW 10 January, 1944 (Bf 109 Loss List).
99 Busse, HeinzOblt22Stab III/JG-51 (9/43 S.U.), StabsStaffel/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 9 September, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) at Vitebsk on 15 October, 1943. Two Yak-7s at Loyev on 20 October, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Yak-7 on 6 December, 1943. A Yak-7 on 28 December, 1943. A Yak-7B on 5 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 June, 1944. A Soviet Spitfire on 29 June, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 27 July, 1944. A Yak-7 on 29 July, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 5 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s, a Yak-7 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 9 August, 1944. An Il-2 and two Yak-9s on 25 August, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories.
100 Büttner, ErichOfw249/JG-51, 1 & 2/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.), Kdo Nowotny (11/44), III/JG-7Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15502 "Black 13" (lost 10/19/43; pilot disposition unknown) in 2/JG-52, Me 262A-1a
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 March, 1945. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A Pe-2 on 16 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 13 October, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 14 October, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 11 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 12 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 1 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1944. Two Il-2s on 22 September, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 over southern Germany on 13 September, 1944. 8 victories in the Me 262, one of the first Me 262 Aces of the war. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Buttner.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Killed on 20th March 1945 when his Me262A-1 0501196 of JG7 was shot down by American aircraft and crashed near Holtenau airfield. (Source: aviationartsprints.com)

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