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1 Baake, WernerHptm11/1/1918Nordhausen, Harz431/NJG-1(6/43), 3/NJG-1(9/43), 2/NJG-1(4/44), Stfkpt 3/NJG-1(5/44), Kdr I/NJG-1(10/44 to end)Bf 110F, Bf 110-G-4 Wk# 740062 "G9 + ML" (lost 1/28/44),He 219A-2 in 3/NJG-1 (5/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(9/6/43)

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Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 27/28 January, 1944 when his Bf 110G-4 collided with an English bomber, crashing at Uftalsperre, near Gemünd. 195 combat missions. All Night victories. His R/O was Fw Bettaque, after Uffz Waldbauer (KIA1/28/44). Two known victories, a Wellington 1 km northeast of Neerschoten and a Halifax II 5 km northwest of Gorinchem on 12 June, 1943. A Lancaster at Neerpelt, Krs Limburg, on 17 June, 1943. A Wellington and a Halifax the night of 22 June, 1943. He scored three victories the next day, two Lancasters and a Halifax in the Utrecht region. A Stirling III of RAF No. 620 Sq., EE942 "QS-R", piloted by F/Sgt J.F.Nichols, the night of 28 August, 1943, by Halbersdorf, west of Mains. A double victory on 25 April, 1944; a Lancaster at Loop op Zand-Tilburth and a Halifax near Werkendam. A B-17 50 km W of Venlo on 4 May, 1944. A double victory on 7 May, 1944; a Mosquito 1 km NE of Herkendorf (which only his He 219 could catch) and a B-17 W of Venlo. Another double, two "4 mots" at Aachen on 22 June, 1944. A "4 mot" opposing the Bochum-Dortmund Raid on 4 November, 1944. He died piloting a Lufthansa B-720-030 "D-ABOP", when it crashed on 15 July, 1964.
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Halifax LV962 1944-04-25

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