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1 Decker, RobertOfwStab III/StG-77 (8/42 S.U.), I/StG-77 (8/43 S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2332 "S2 + DB" (lost 8/23/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 0786 (lost 8/29/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew 29 August, 1943 when his Wk# 0786 exploded in the air west of Kusemin. His Wk# 2332 was reported lost 23 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3922 after being hit by flak. His unnamed R/O was KIA, pilot returned. Ju 87 Loss List
2 Bonsack, Friedrich Robert Wilhelm Fw12/27/1905Bindheim2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 He 111H-2 Werk # 5599 "CA + MN" (lost 12/13/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew; crashing 4.5km NE of the Morlaix airfield on 13 December, 1941, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC, all bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9): Uffz Gerhard Gawlik (geb 5/29/1915 Schomberg, bur Row 53, Gr 1320), Obs; Ogefr Otto Wittig (geb 12/19/1919 Kannawurf, bur Row 52, Gr 1297), R/O and Gefr Heinz Schröter (geb 5/6/1919 Halle, bur Row 53, Gr 1321), Gnr. Pilot, Fw Bonsack buried Blk 9, Row 52, Gr 1298 (absa3945).
3 Adam, RobertHptm7/17/1911LudwigshafenKdo 67 (1/36), 8/KGrzbV-108 (4/40), 1/LKS-2 (7/42), Var. Kdos, Stfkpt 5/Fliegerzielgesh-1 (1/44-4/45)Ju 52
EK 1 & 2
WSC 1 & 2
Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp in Bronze
Source: Kevin Huckfield
4 Anders, GerdOblt2/28/1919 12/KG-30 (10/43), 8/KG-30 (2/44), 5/MSG-1 (Minensuchstaffel 3/45) Ju 88A in KG-30, Ju 52/3m (lost 3/21/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 13 March, 1945 during a minesweeping operation off the Danish coast. He attempted an emergency landing during heavy fog, and on the approach to the Aalborg West airfield, he crashed, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Karl Uthke, Uffz Johannes Birkhölzer, Robert Apel and Ofw Rudolf Gerlack. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 21 March, 1945. Source: Air War over Denmark.
5 Anlauf, RobertFw103/JG-52 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-14 & K-4EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 24 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 21 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 August, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a P-39 on 1 September, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, both Yak-9s on 14 October, 1944. An 8th, a P-39 on 20 October, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 26 October, 1944. Magnus.
6 Auer, RobertUffzSchule Staffel/NJG-1He 219A-0 Werk # 190108 "G9 + ??" (lost 8/19/44)Pilot BadgeKIC the night of 19/20 August, 1944. His 219 crashed on Voortsweg in Enschede Holland, cause unknown. (DeSwart). Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Georg Frey (bur R/9/212) and Ogefr Paul Klatt (bur R/9/213). Pilot buried R/9/211; all at Ysselsteyn.
7 Bachmann, WernerOblt7/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88C Werk # unk "4D + DR" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 during the attack on the Driffield airfield by a Spitfire of RAF No. 616 Sq., piloted by Sgt James Hopewell. The AC crashed alongside the Bridlington waterworks reservoir on Scarborough Road. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Evers, Observer (POW), Fw Georg Henneske, wireless operator (KIA) and Flg Robert Wakther, gunner (POW). The body of Georg Henneske was buried in Bridlington Cemetery on 19 August, 1940; it has since been re-interned in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase.
8 Balloff, RobertJG-26Bf 109E & F, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspButler Pilot List
9 Barabas, RobertUffz.Stab/KG-55 (Channel)He 111P-2 Werk # 2836 "G1 + JA" (lost 9/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 September, 1940; sd by British fighters over the Channel. One known crew, Observer Obst Ernst Kühl (RK 10/17/42) and two unnamed crew survived in their life raft, rescued by air-sea rescue service hours later. Source: Kaiser RK book. Alternate spelling: Barabass.
10 Barte, WalterMaj10/10/191117Stab II/NJG-1 (9/41), I/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-1 (9/42), Kdr III/NJG-3 (10/43 to end)Ju 88G in III/NJG-3, Bf 110D-3 Werk # Unk "G9 + FM" in /NJG-1 (St Trond)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Also seen the name spelled 'Barthe'. One known victory, a B-17 of the 100th BG flown by Robert Knox. A double victory, his 1st and 2nd, on 15-16 September, 1941, 2 Hampdens, no locations. Two victories on 31 May, 1942; a Wellington 30 km north of Hasselt, and a Manchester at Kinroy. A Stirling I of RAF No. 149 Sq. at lEcluse (Brabant), 10 km SW of Tienen Belgium the night of 5-6 June, 1942. A Wellington 2 km southwest of Oploo on 1 August, 1942. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 83 Sq. at Morkhoven (Antwerpen), 6 km SSW of Herentals Belgium, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. Two Wellington IVs of RAF No. 21 (OTU) in the Limburg Belgium area the night of 16-17 September, 1942, one being HE110 'SJ-Q', which crashed at Spalbeek, 8km WNW of Hasselt (John Jones, who also supplied the Bf110 images). Two more victories, a Lancaster and a Halifax on 12 June, 1943. Another dual victory, a Lancaster and a Halifax at Peenemünde on 17 August, 1943. A Lancaster at Berlin-Reindendorf on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" SW of Düsseldorf on 23 April, 1944. A B-17 at Jävenitz, SW of Stendal, on 29 April, 1944. His occasional R/O was an Uffz Pieper at St Trond.

L-R: Barte - Pieper - Unknown

Barte's Bf110 based at St. Trond (courtesy Herman Mertens)
11 Bartels, GerhardObltTransportstaffel, Fl.Fhr.Nord (West)Ju 52/3mg14e Werk # 640185 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 18 November, 1943; shot down on a flight between Stavanger and Vaernes by a Mosquito VI "HP858/K" of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Andreas H. Wyller and Navigator Baard K. Benjaminsen. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Bruckel, Co-pilot (KIA); Fw Bernhard Klein, R/O (KIA); Uffz Wilhelm Heuben, Mech (KIA); Uffz Hans Zittlau, Gunner (KIA) and passenger, Ofw Robert Kückler. Source: SIG Norway.
12 Baumann, RobertOblt5/6/192217/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk (dam 12/23/42), Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk "2N + PL" (lost 2/44), EK 2
Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Beaufighter into the Mediterranean on 1 February, 1944. Added: He was listed as POW/MIA on 1 February, 1944 ( same day as his victory); sd by a Beaufighter of No.39 Sq. off the North African coast at Pl.Qu. 03 Ost, 2960. On 23 December, 1942, he was injured in a takeoff accident, when he hit an embankment at Lorient (LOCS).
13 Baumgartner, RobertLt7/23/19163(F)/SAGr-125 (12/43), Fl.Erg.Gr. (See) (2/44), 2(F)/SAGr.131 (8/44), 1Erg/JGr.Süd (9/44), 12/JG-301 (10/44), 16/JG-300 (11/44)BV 138C-1 Werk # 311048 "7R + CL" (dam 1/16/44) in SAGr.-125, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490713 "Blue 2" (dam 11/16/44) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp & Fighter Operational Clasp (?) Injured in a crash on 16 January, 1944, when as a crewman on BV 138, their ac made ground contact during takeoff from Varna. Injured a second time on 29 November, 1944, now a pilot, circumstances unknown (LOCS & D.Drury).
14 Beeg, RobertLt1(F)/123 (Channel) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430069 "4U + GH" (lost 8/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew 25 August, 1942; crashed into a hill at Yard Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight due to poor visibility, One other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). One known unnamed crew, Gefr Rudi Schorler (geb 8/8/1919) KIA, bur CC, Blk 8, Gr 22. The other, Uffz Horst Schwarz, KIA, bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 250 (Luftwaffe graves UK).
15 Behr, RobertOfw6/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7563 (lost 5/25/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 May, 1942; most likely a force landing due to engine trouble near Mal-Wischera.
16 Behrens, RobertUffz8NJG-100Ju 88C-6, Do 217J & N, Ju 87D-5 & Bf 110F-4 & G-2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Victory count may be as high as 12. Magnus.
17 Behrens, RobertFwI/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 883583 (20% damaged) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1941 by enemy ship fire during aerial combat at Map Quadrant 05 East/6746. Believed to have landed on an airfield in Norway. No detail on the remaining crew. Source: SIG Norway.
18 Beiter, OttoFw12/13/1913Waldsee4/ZG-1Bf 110C Werk # unk (lost 6/8/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1940; sd by Swiss Bf 109's of Fl.Kp. of 6, 15 & 21, following an incursion into Swiss airspace. He was attacked close to the Swiss-French border and crashed at Friesen France. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Robert Hink, was taken prisoner. Beiter buried in the German War Cem. at Cernay (Fr), Blk 9, Row 4, Gr 69. Battle of France, 1940. Source: Wings Palette-Pilots & D.Drury).
19 Berger, MartinFwIII/KGzbV-1 (Aalborg)Ju 52/3m Werk # 2810 "IZ + FT" (lost 4/17/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 17 April, 1940; the ac crashed on ice at Langevannet, cause not reported, killing the entire crew and seventeen soldiers. Remaining crew: Uffz Robert Kahr and Uffz Robert Schulz (Flyvrak Norway).
20 Bibra, Ernst Fhr vonMaj9/23/1910AachenII(K)/LG-1 (6/39), Stfkpt 7/KG-51 ('40), Kdr III/KG-51 (11/41 - 2/43 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 885502 "9K + AA" (15% dam 8/23/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3777 "??" (lost 2/15/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 February, 1943; crashed near Slawjansk, in the Donez River area, Russia, no further detail. Crash landed his Wk# 885502 on 23 August, 1942, after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant 3135. Two of his crew were injured. Oblt Werner Poppenburg landed behind enemy line and picked up Bibra and crew. Added: Remaining crew (injured 8/23/42): Ogefr Günther Heyde, Obs & Ogefr Walter Repinski, R/O. Remaining crew (KIA 2/15/43): Lt Karl Mayrhofer, Obs; Fw Robert Meyer, R/O and Uffz Phillip Alleborn, Gnr (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
21 Bieräugel, RobertUffz12/25/1919Kiel5/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332351 "V4 + CN" (lost 7/28/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 July, 1944; shot down by enemy fighters southwest of Eleja Latvia. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Karl Winkler, geb 10/18/1921, Obs; Ogefr Karl Kerlicsek, geb 3/20/1922, R/O; Uffz Josef Zopf, geb 1/16/1920, Wart; Ogefr Hermann, Hartmann, geb 8/27/1920, Gunner and Uffz Raumund Nitsch, geb 11/25/1920, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
22 Bihr, RudolfFw10/2/1914Böckingen4/KG-30Ju 88 "4D + ?M" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq., piloted by P/O Donald S.Scott. The AC crashed in a cornfield at Fraisthorpe, 4 miles south of Bridlington, Yorkshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Robert Pohl, Observer, Uffz Severin Kürsch, wireless operator and Uffz Arnulf Georg Neumeyer, gunner. Kürsch and Pohl were buried in Bridlington Cemetery alongside two "unknowns", thought to be Bihr and Neumeyer. Added: All are buried at CC, Plot 3, Row 12: Bihr Gr 366, Pohl Gr 367, Kürsch Gr 368, Neumeyer Gr 365 (D.Drury).
23 Birr, ErwinOfw1(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430117 "F6 + JH" (lost 6/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Walter Decker and two other unnamed crew 19 June, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
24 Bögel, RobertFw10/25/1916Altona1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1528 (lost 5/4/42)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 4 May, 1942, cause unknown. Remaining crew KIC, bur War Cem Marigny, Blk 2): Lt.z.See Roman Wallner (geb 7/9/1920 Vienna), bur Row 51, Gr 1968; Ogefr Johann Biebl (geb 3/3/1918 Dessau), bur Row 51, Gr 1976 and Fw Bögel bur Row 49, Gr 1890 (absa3945).
25 Bohr, RobertOfw5/26/192316/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Wk# 8347 "Yel 10" (lost), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7563 "Yel 12" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 May, 1942 in "Yellow 12" near Mal-Wischera. Shot down and wounded in "Yellow 10"on 13 March, 1942 near Ljuban S.U.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941.
26 Böning, RobertLt1/22/19248/NJG-1 (Nellingen)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3175 "2Z + DY" (Lost 8/22/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC during a training flight 22 August, 1943; crashed at Neuhausen due to a technical fault, buried Weimar Ehrenfeld. Remaining crew: R/O Gefr Gerhard Stenke (bailed w/injuries) and Gnr Oblt Karl Irl (KIC).
27 Borgmann, RobertUffz1/JG-3Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk# "White 6"Fighter Operational ClaspAerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
28 Bott, HelmutOblt5/19/1914Wallerstein/Nördlingen Bay5/KG-77Do 17Z Werk # 2640 "(lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 May, 1940 during the French Campaign when he crashed at an undisclosed location in Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 15/126. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Shot down by flak near Vroenhoven, nearby Kesselt, Belgium, but there may also have been an attack by Fiat CR.42's, of the Belgian AF, piloted by Sgt Jan Maes & S/Lt Jean Offenberg. The fighter claims are unconfirmed. Remaining crew (KIA, all bur Lommel, Blk 15): Lt Robert Weiss, Obs (bur Gr 125); Fw Alfred Baumgartner, R/O (bur Gr 292) and Ofw Hermann Spohr, Flt Engr (bur Gr 598). Pilot Oblt Bott buried Gr 126 (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
29 Braun, HeinzHptm7/19/1915 3/KG-40 (5/41), 2/FAGr-5 (6/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-200 (2/44) Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0050 "F8 + CB" (or AR) (5% dam 5/24/41) Wound Badge (5/24/1), Bomber Operational Clasp AC reported damaged 24 May, 1941 over the Atlantic, two injured (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: An Oblt at the time, Heinz Braun was the Co-Pilot, the pilot was a Lt Robert Maly ( another source suggests his name Paul Maly). Oblt Braun and R/O Ofw Lothar Cissarz were the two injured when they were sd by AA fire from a ship, costing Braun an eye. Remaining crew: Uffz Frondermann, Oblt Herbert Nikolaus, Ogefr Wein and Reg Rat Dr Günter Schlarb (KIA, buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven Blk 9, Row 1, Gr 3 (D.Drury).
30 Braun, RobertLt7/22/19216/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2268 "9K + DP" (lost 1/8/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 8 January, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
31 Brautigam, HansOfw3/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144551 "B3 + BL" (lost 3/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 27/28 March, 1944 on the Bristol raid, when he was shot down by W/Cdr K.M.Hampshire and F/O T.Condon in a Mosquito XVII of RAAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Walronds Park Farm, Isle Brewers, near Ilminster, Somerset at 23:50 hours. Remaining crew: Ogefr Kurt Chalon, Observer (POW); Uffz Robert Belz, R/O (KIA, bur CC, Plot 7, Row 9, Gr 229) and Ogefr Alfred Maleztki, Mech (POW). Belzs body was found at Isle Brewers on 13 April, 1944. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
32 Brenner,Oblt19/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster at Formee on 4 May, 1944. This might be Robert Brenner.
33 Brenner, RobertLt5/14/1917Heerlen, Holland11/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140064 "2Z + IV" (lost 12/1/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Michelfeld, no further detail. His unnamed crew bailed safely. Added: The crash happened 4km south of Kitzingen (NJG-6 Loss List).
34 Brock, RobertUffz3/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5733 "Yellow ?" (lost 6/23/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 June, 1941 near Ebenrode. He collided with another F-2 from his Staffel, Werk# 8908 "Yellow 8", piloted by Lt Schreiterer.
35 Brohn, WernerOfwKGr.z.b.V-108Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 2931 (total loss)Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIC 11 April, 1942; crashing during an emergency landing at Reval Norway during a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (all WIC): Ogefr Walter Nordmann. Observer; Ofw Robert Füger, R/O and Ofw Gerhard Quernheim, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
36 Budde, Walther FhjFw48/ZG-1 (10/43), 5/ZG-26 (4/44), 6/JG-6 (8/44)Bf 110 in ZG-1, Me 410Bk-5(5/44), Me 410A-1 Wk# 710332 "3U + CN" (20%), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171495 ""Black 5" (dam 8/26/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960241 "Black 16" (15% dam)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd, a B-17 into the Ostsee, NE of Rügen, on 11 April, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 over south Thüringen on 12 May, 1944, now a Fw. A 4th, a B-24 at Rügen on 20 June, 1944. On this date (6/20), he and R/O-Gunner Uffz Robert Reinmuth were forced to make an emergency landing in Wk# 710332 at Prenzlau after taking B-24 return fire. Both were injured. Severely wounded a 2nd time, a head wound, during aerial combat on 26 August, 1944 in Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171495 "Black 5" by Herpy-Rethel, AC disposition unknown. Injured a 3rd time on 29 January, 1945 in A-8 Werk # 960241 "Black 16", overturning during a landing at the Sorau airfield.
37 Bumen, RobertFw10/12/1918Freiburg, Brsg.1 & 3/StG-77, Stabsstaffel I/SG-77Ju 87

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA (presumed KIA) 25 July, 1944 when his AC was attacked and downed by Soviet fighters in the area of Przemysl Poland. About 600 missions.
38 Buschmann, RobertUffzLd.Kdo. WestfrankreichBf 110C-2 Werk # 3087 (85% dam 10/30/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC 30 October, 1941 when he crashed at the Gael airfield, no further detail. He is buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9, Grave 125 (absa3945).
39 Canaris, RobertUffzGreece4II/JG-1, 13(Sturm)/JG-3 (12/44), 14(Sturm)/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8/R2
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 April, 1945; reason and place unknown. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Hunsrück on 2 December, 1944. His 2nd, a B-26 over the Ardennes on 23 December, 1944. His 3rd & 4th, both Pe-2s on 1 April, 1945, still in 13 Staffel. It has been suggested that he may have been related to Admiral Canaris.
40 Ciuraj, RobertFw4/KG-51Ju 88A-4 "(K + AM" (crashed 4/29/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Crash landed his A-4 on 29 April, 1943, no further detail. DK-G Awards List
41 Csurusky, GeorgLt7/1/19202Stfkpt 1/KG-51 (1/44-4/45) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144230 "9K + GK" (lost 2/12/43), Me 410A DK-G (1/1/45), EP (6/5/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp This ac reported lost 12 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, one unnamed crew KIA the other three returned (Ju 88 Loss List). Signor on Remagen painting by Robert Taylor. Alternate spelling: Csursky (Luftwaffe Loss Report).
42 Czernik, GerhardHptm1/12/1913BreslauStfkpt 6/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 1139 "U5 + AP" (lost 10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1941 in Werk # 1139, crashing on Sloterdijkmeerweg in Sloten Holland, 7km NW of the Schiphol airfied. Remaining crew: Ofw Robert Spies, Obs (KIA); Fw Karl Koch, R/O (KIA) and Fw Horst Walther, Flt Engr, who parachuted to safety. Over 130 combat missions. Destroyed 24 AC on the ground.
43 Czipin, Johann HansUffz7/13/19122/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260523 "Z6 + EK" (lost 4/18/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 April, 1944 while becoming lost while changing base location. He was intercepted by Typhoons of RAF No. 266 Sq. and shot down, crashing at Exbury House, near Beaulieu, Hants, killing the crew and the Ground Crew, also onboard. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Johann Krause, geb 6/24/1920, Obs; Uffz Robert Schultes, geb 5/26/1924, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ehrhardt, geb 3/20/1922, Gunner; Uffz E. Wysetzki, geb 5/7/1921, Gunner; Gefr Edgar Vester, geb 9/3/1923, Wart and Ogefr Leonhard Schwingenstein, geb 3/17/1921, Wart.
44 De Verrette, RobertLt1/KG-100He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
45 Decker,Ofhr34/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.), 3/SG-1 (late war)Fw 190F-8 & F-9
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 W of Janischken on 24 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 23 September, 1944. Also pictured and labeled KIA (possibly 4/45) in a Gerhard Bergmann photo album.
46 Decker,5NJG-3Bf 110, Ju 88Night Fighter Operational ClaspMagnus Report.
47 Decker, FranzFw167/JG-52 (7/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52 (8/42)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1942. Four victories on 6 August, 1942; two Il-2s and two LaGG-3s. An Il-2 and an I-16 Rata on 16 August, 1942. Four victories on 19 August, 1942; two I-16 Ratas, an I-153 and a LaGG-3. Two Yak-1s on 23 August, 1942. Two I-180s and a LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. An I-180 on 26 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 27 August, 1942. Magnus Report, 7 victories.
48 Decker, FranzUffz1Stab I/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 October, 1944.
49 Decker, KarlGefr6/15/1921Lünen4/KG-55 He 111P-4 Werk # 2993 (or 2942) "G1 + GM" (lost 5/5/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew after a mission against England the night of 4/5/May, 1941; crashed at Neufchateau, no further detail. Added: Three source crash locat ion revision; crashed at La Ferte-Vidame, Eure-et-Loir, France, on the way to Glasgow, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried in the Ger War Cem at Solers Fr.): Ogefr Gerhard Christoph, Obs (bur Blk2, Row 6, Gr 271); Gefr Heinz Reichert, R/O (Blk 1, Row 19, Gr 780) and Gefr franz Pezinger, Flt Engr (Blk 1, Row 20, Gr 834). Pilot Gefr Decker buried Blk 1, Row 16A, Gr 681 (D.Drury).
50 Decker, KarlFw6/JG-1 (6/42)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2118 "White 3" (40% dam 8/7/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Woensdrecht airfield on 7 August, 1942 due to engine trouble. Flew wingman for Oblt Detlev Rohwer in June, 1942, operating over Holland.
51 Decker, KarlUffz1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280224 "A6 + DH" (lost 5/11/44)Observer Operational ClaspPilot reported killed 11 May, 1944 after crashing into the North Sea between Norway and Denmark for an unknown reason (Observer Loss List).
52 Decker, Karl OttoOblt11/11/1915409/JG-52 (5/40), Stab/Kdo.Stalingrad, Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (5/42), Stfkpt Kdo Stalingrad (7/42), Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (8/42)Bf 109F-4 (dam 5/31/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13529 "Black 4" (lost 8/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42 Post.)
EP (9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1942; shot down by flak at Stalingrad. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A south of Metz, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire E of Margate on 25 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane and a MiG-1 on 2 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a MiG-3 on 15 August, 1942. Added: On 8/27/42, he belli-landed @ Novo Nikolskoye, nr Stalingrad. He was injured in an earlier incident, on 31 May, 1941, when he crash landed his F-4 at Maleme (LOCS).
53 Decker, MartinUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737979 "Yellow 13" (12/23/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Adenau area. No mention as to ac damage.
54 Decker, OttoOblt8/JG-52Bf 109GDK-G (7/27/44)441 missions; DK-G Request Doc, Weitze Docs online. I failed to see a Decker match.
55 Decker, WalterLt1(F)/122 (Ottana)Ju 88D-1 (Trop) Werk # 430117 "F6 + JH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 19 June, 1943; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission along the Algerian coast between Cape Bougaron and Oran. Three remaining unnamed crew also MIA. Wiki Luft data.
56 Decker, WilliOfwWekusta 51 He 111H-3 Werk # 5722 "4T + FH" (lost 4/14/41) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA 14 April, 1941; sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Brooker. The ac ditched at sea off Falmouth, Cornwall, and sank. Remaining crew: Reg.Rat. Georg Gründel, Meteorologist/Obs (MIA); Gefr Horst Steinbrecht (MIA), Ofw Friedrich Zahn (MIA) and Ofw Friedrich Ehlers (geb 5/10/1913 Rendsburg, KIA, bur at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Ger Mil Cem (Fr), Blk 11, Row 2, Gr 32). Source: D.Drury. Name discrepancies: Willi Becker and Friedrich Ehlerns per absa3945.
57 Denzel, RobertLt96/NJG-2, 12/NJG-1 (6/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5319 (lost 6/26/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 June, 1943, his G-4 crashing NE of Vollenhove Holland after aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by F/O H.C Kelsey, his unnamed R/O WIA (DeSwart & Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax into the sea on 2 March, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 5 March, 1943. Three victories on 5 May, 1943, opposing the RAF raid on Dortmund; a Stirling and two Halifax. A Lancaster on 13 May, 1943. A 7th and 8th, a Wellington and a Stirling on 13 May, 1943. Magnus.
58 Dieckmann, RobertUffz5/30/1918HamburgStab/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2725 "V4 + EA" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940; his ac sd by Hurricanes of No.607 Sq. and additional ground fire. The ac crashed at Avesnes-le-Sec, Nord France. The pilot bailed, but was killed. Remaining crew: Oblt Georg Schuster, Obs (POW/DOW); Uffz Theodor geppert, R/O (POW/WIA); Gefr Walter Brelage, Flt Engr (KIA) and Uffz Ernst Türpitsch, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon as follows: Pilot Dieckamnn 3/11/418; Schuster 23/8/130; Brelage 23/5/76 and Türpitsch 23/5/77 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Diekmann.
59 Ditzer, HeinzLt2(F)/123 (Greece) Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430502 (lost 11/18/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430090 "4U + ZK" (lost 3/20/44) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in Wk# 430090 when he made a belly landing at Athens-Tatoi airfield due to an engine malfunction on takeoff. Remaining crew (Inj): Fw Otto Görner, Obs and Uffz Robert Danek, R/O, no mention of a Gnr (D.Drury). Pilot and unnamed crew all injured in a crash landing at the Athens-Tatoi airfield 18 November, 1943 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew of Wk# 430502 (Inj): Fw heinrich Lichius, Obs; Uffz Robert Danek, R/O and Fw Werner Schwerdt, Gnr (D.Drury).
60 Dobrath, WalterFw121/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680568 "White 11" (lost 6/20/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (6/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) near Vechta on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at Prenzlau on 24 May, 1944, an Uffz at the time. His 3rd, a B-17 SW of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. Another, a P-47 in the St. Lo-St. Mere Eglise area on 13 June, 1944. A 2nd (his 5th per the Perry Claims) P-47 in the St. Mere Eglise-Carentan (Falais) area on 15 June, 1944. A Spitfire (his 6th per OKL) on 16 June, 1944 near Valognes. Records his 4th & 5th victories, both P-38s, on 20 June, 1944, when he was injured colliding with one near Nonant-le-Pin. His 4th victim may have been the P-38 of 370FG flown by Lt Robert Rice, who crashed between Trun and Gace. The 5th, also of 370FG, may have been flown by Lt Roger H. Wainwright. His 7th & 8th, also P-38s on 20 June, 1944, at Trun-Argentan. Wounded by flak on 27 June, 1944. His 9th victory, from the 1945 Claims List of JG-1, an RAF fighter on 5 January, 1945. Magnus Report. There is something wrong with the victory # and the dates!
61 Dold, OttmarOblt11/21/19167/KG-27 (5/40), Stfkpt 9/KG-27 (11/42-12/44)He 111P Werk # Unk "1G + ER" (lost 5/27/40), He 111P-2 Werk # 2864 "1G + HR" (dam 12/13/40), Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 13 December, 1940 when his Wk# 2864 was hit by aa fire, but returned to Dinard-Pleurtuit airfield, where he crash landed. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Otto Heinert, Obs; Ofw Robert Brinkmann, Flt Engr and Lt Willi Cryns, R/O (D.Drury). POW (briefly) 27 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, when his Heinkel crashed near Beveren. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: The ac was hit by flak and was abandoned by the crew near Beveren, W of Antwerp. Remaining crew: Oblt Eberhard Bertelsmann (KIA, bur in the War Cem., Lommel, Be. Blk 42, Gr 110), Ogefr H.Krause (POW/WIA) and one other unknown (POW) (D.Drury).
62 Dörscheln, KarlOblt12/21/1922Georgensgmünd76/NJG-101 (8/43), Stab II/NJG-101 (9/44 S.U.), IV/NJG-6Do 217J-1 Werk # 1305 (lost 8/43), Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down the night of 28 August, 1943 while engaging an RAF bomber, and was accidentally hit by Bf 110 fire. His crew at the time; Uffz Kurt Bibrach, Mechanic (KIA) and Uffz Adolf Fidora, R/O (WIA). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 NE of Debrecen, the night of 15-16 September, 1944. Soviet victories 2, 3 & 4, all DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A 5th Soviet, a DB-3F the night of 20-21 September, 1944. Two known western victories, a B-24 and a Wellingtion in the Szombathely area on 23 November, 1944. Deceased 2016. Personal detail provided by Oblt Dörscheln's Son, Dr Robert Dörscheln.
63 Dotzauer, Werner E.Fw3/17/1920Gorlitz23/NJG-101 (8/43), 1/JG-1 (3/44)Bf 110 in NJG-101, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340003 "White 11" in JG-1 (lost 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 during aerial combat in his A-7 with bomber escorts, P-47s of the 361st FG, flown by either Capt. Robert Stedman or his wingman, Lt Wayne Moore. Crashed 2 miles northwest of Dalen Holland. Buried Ysselsteyn AX/9/209. Two Known victories, both B-17s at Rosenheim-Wörg on 17 August, 1943.
64 Drees, OttoUffz11/17/1920Afferde11/KG-55He 111P Werk # 1558 "G1 + RV" (lost 2/5/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 February, 1944 when his ac was sd by three P-38's if the 77th FS, piloted by 2/Lt Robert L.Frakes, 1/Lt James M.Morris and 1/Lt Merle J.Gilbertson. The He 111 crashed at Fenestrelay, near Bourges, Cher, France. Remaining crew (KIA, all bur War Cem., Dagneux (Fr), Blk 24): Ogefr Ernst Albert, Obs (bur Row 10, Gr 354); Gefr Hartmut Gehler, R/O (bur Row 10, Gr 331) and Ofw Karl Hasselbeck, Flt Engr (bur Row 14, Gr 492). The pilot, Uffz Drees bur Row 14, Gr 493 (D.Drury)..
65 Duhinger, AlbertOfwFliegerstaffel des FührersHe 111H-23 Werk # Unk "TQ + MU" (lost 5/8/45)Transport Operational Clasp Duhinger was injured when the ac crashed on the shoreline at Playa La Concha at San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa Spain. He, the crew and SS-Standartenführer Leon Degrelle and SS-Hauptsturmführer Robert du Welz were fleeing Germany to avoid prosecution, when their ac ran out of fuel. Remaining crew (fate unknown): Ofw Gerhard Stride, Ofw Georg Kubel and Ofw Benno Ebner (or Epner). Source: D.Drury.
66 Eberhardt, RobertUffz4/JG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530146 "White 5" (lost 2/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17, crashing south of Minden. Source: L. Wiegels. No known grave.
67 Eichmann, RobertLt2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1411 "S4 + LK" (lost 5/30/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 30 May, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
68 Eiermann, HelmutOblt10/16/1916Hamburg1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Atlantic) Do 17Z (dam 4/17/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8228 (lost 5/19/41) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA with one other unnamed crew 19 May, 1941, the pilot!; crash landed at the Lannion airfield after aerial combat, two other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Eiermann was WIA when his Do 17 was hit by AA fire while attacking Norwegian torpedo boats. He managed to make an emergency landing NE of Arendal Norway. Eiermann is buried in the War Cem. at Ploudaniel-Lesneven, 10/6/132 (D.Drury). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Emil Jahn (or Janz), R/O (WIA); Gefr Max Schwarzer (geb 12/4/1920 Röwersdorf, bur same cem, 10/6/131), Gnr and Gefr Robert Altermeyer, Mech (WIA) (absa3945).
69 Elfert, EberhardLt1/FAGr-5Ju 290A-5 Werk # 0175 "9V + FH" (lost 2/16/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 16 February, 1944 when they were sd over the Atlantic, WSW of Ireland, by a Beaufighter of No 235 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Robert Ronald Wright. The Beaufighter was directed by the escort carrier HMS Biter. Remaining crew: Ofw Conrad Oberhauser, Co-pilot; Lt Albert Pape, Obs; Uffz Rudolf Dreizig (or Dreissig), R/O 1; Ofw Albert Holzmann, R/O 2; Ofw Otto Zech, Flt Engr; Fw Erich Barlau, Gnr 1; Ofw Wilhelm Hausmanns (or Hausmann), Gnr 2; Ogefr Albert Pfeffer, Gnr 3 and Ofw Gustav Schlatthaus, Gnr 4 (D.Drury).:
70 Erkalenz, RobertUffz3/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4650 "5K + IL" (lost 4/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 4 April, 1942 at Sytschewo, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
71 Ernst, WolfgangHptm5/1/1922368 & 9/JG-77 (9/42 S.U.), Stab III/JG-77 (8/43 Tunisia), Stfkpt 9/JG-77 (4/44 Romania), I/JG-1 (5/44), Acting Kdr I/JG-53 (1/45)Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13250 (force-land @ Petroskaja 5/22/42, 20% dam; radiator hit), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10712 30% dam 2/26/43 WIA Matmata Tunisia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160826 "Yellow 1" (10% dam WIA 4/5/44: combat, emergency land Ploiesti area), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350151 "White 231" (lost 7/6/44) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, two LaGG-3s on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 12 September, 1942. One known Desert victory, a Kittyhawk on 25 February, 1943. His 23rd victory, in Sicily, was a B-25 on 18 June, 1943. His 25th, a P 40E over Sardinia on 30 July, 1943. Another, a P-40 29 km east of Iolesias, 28 August, 1943. A 27th & 28th, both B-24s in the Balkan Campaign, on 4 April, 1944. Wounded in aerial combat over Romania. Shot down and bailed successfully (with a broken arm) by a P-38J-10 of 429FS, flown by Lt Robert C. Milliken, over the Mamers area. His 29th, a P-38 in the Argentan area on 6 July, 1944. Shot down in "White 231" shortly after this encounter. He was the last commander (briefly) of III/JG-53, from 4/45 to 2 May, 1945. Deceased January, 1993.
72 Farnholz, Wilhelm Flegel vonLt66/JG-2 (8/42), Stfkpt 7/JG-2 (10/43 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410496 (lost 11/26/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1943 in aerial combat with a P-47 at Brie Compte Robert in his G-6. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-38 10 km west of Djebel Serdj on 8 February, 1943. A 3rd, a P-40 5 km southeast of Djebel Qusseltia on 9 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 (e.V.) 6 km SE of Elbeuf-s-Seine on 10 July, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 (HSS) 2 km W of Goussainville on 14 July, 1943. A 6th, a B-17 at Loquigerl on 20 October, 1943.
73 Fiedler, BrunoUffz5/20/199153/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 26258 "U5 + GL" (Lost 2/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 12 February, 1944 at "Ville Robert" La Croix Hellean, cause unknown. Remaining crew (both Inj): Uffz Hans Pakulla, Gnr and Uffz Joseph Thiel, Mech (absa3945).
74 Franz, Karl RobertUffz110/NJG-5 (Channel)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360114 "C9 + FU" (lost 3/13/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13/14 March, 1943; shot down by return fire from a Wellington BK516 of RAF No. 300 Sq.. He crashed into the Channel 50 km north of Morlaix-Bretagne. Source: T. Boiten.
75 Franz, RobertOgefr38/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7150 (lost 1/15/42)EK ! & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 January, 1942 during aerial combat near Feodosia,
76 Freude, GerhardOgefr10/14/1918Koslitz, Lüben1/KG-54 Ju 88A-1 "B3 + ?H" (lost 8/21/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 21 August, 1940; shot down by RAF Spitfires of 234 Sq., piloted by S/L Joseph O'Brien & P/O Robert Doe. The AC crashed and burned at Hoplands Farm, King's Somborne, near Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Max Dankwart Birkenstock (geb 12/16/1915 Neustettin), Obs; Uffz Rudolf Paul Schulze (geb 9/29/1919 Liegnitz), R/O and Gefr Franz Becker (1/18/1919 Hurth-Koln), Gnr. The crews remains were buried close to where their ac crashed, marked by a memorial stone. Source: KG-54 Archive & D.Drury.
77 Friedrich, GerhardUffzFlgAusbRegt 72 (Giessen)Bu 131 Werk # 4321 (lost 4/23/41)Pilot BadgeKIFA 23 April, 1941; killed in some sort of a collision at Ober-Bessingen. His student, Flg Robert Welkner was also killed.
78 Fuchs, RobertOfw23JG-54, 7/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5422 "White 10" (lost 10/22/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 October, 1941 in aerial combat at Malojaroslavl with Soviet fighters of the 34th Fighter Aviation Regt. while attacking DB-3 bombers. His first victory, a Spitfire 6 km S of Dover on 7 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Dover on 10 July, 1940. This Robert Fuchs was originally said to have 39 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories. Check the Ace list at WW2 website for dod, etc.
79 Fuchs, RobertGenMaj5/11/1895Berlin Stfkpt II/KG-153 (36), Kdr III/KG-153 (3/38), Legion Condor, Kdr KG-26 (8/40 Stavanger-Sola) Ju 52 & Ju 86 in KG-153, He 111H in KG-26

Spanish Cross in Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Numerous other staff positions; at wars end, he was Kdr of 1 Fliegerdivision. Deceased 15 January, 1977, Göttingen.
80 Fuchs, RobertUffz2/KG-2 (Soesterberg)Do 217M-1 Werk # 6045 "U5 + GK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 26 July, 1943 after being shot down off Spurn Head during operations against the port installations at Hull. His assailant was a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/O B.R.Keele. With the starboard engine and mainframe in flames, the AC crashed into the sea. Remaining crew: Gefr Wolfgang Grob, Observer (MIA), Gefr Hermann Krönig, wireless operator (MIA) and Uffz Hubert Toeltsch, gunner (KIA). The body of Hubert Toeltsch was found off Spurn Head and he was buried at Scarthro Road Cemetery, Grimsby.
81 Gasser, RobertFw17/JG-54 (7/44), 10/JG-54 (2/45)Fw 190A-8 Wk# 680190 "White 9" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Wk# 211017 "Blk 11"
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 in Werk# 211017 in aerial combat with P-51s over Höltinghausen, 7 km southeast of the Varrelbusch Germany airfield. On 25 July, 1944, while in 7 Staffel, he was shot down with wounds in Werk# 680190 over Colmar. One known victory, a B-24 at Pontoise on 6 August, 1944.
82 Gast, RobertFwIV/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211017 (lost 2/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1945 during aerial combat near Kloppenburg. He and Fw Gustav Westett were lost same date, same location.
83 Gebhardt, RobertOblt1Stfkpt 3/ZG-1Bf 110E Werk # 4344 "S9 + FL" (50% dam 9/18/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 18 September, 1942; hit by ground fire and crashed at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 39221, 1km NE of Jelampieskij (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 25 July, 1942.
84 Geissler, RobertUffzErg/StG-1Ju 87 Werk # 209 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 June, 1941, crashing into the sea, off Koksijde. Source: A. Rosseels.
85 Gitt, HansOfw5/23/1917Neumünster3/KG-66 (Montdidier, Fr.) Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330167 "Z6 + GL" (lost 7/13/44) Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze KIA 13 July, 1944 when he was shot down by a Beaufighter Night Fighter near Basby, by Rouen. The remaining unnamed crew were able to bail safely. Source: B.Bines. Added: Their Ju 88 was shot down at Vieux-Manoir, Fr., 30km NE of Rouen. Remaining crew (bailed safely): Uffz Werner Nickel, Obs (geb 9/13/22, Königsberg) and Uffz Helmut Spörl, R/O (geb 1920, Nürnberg). This crew, of only three, flew 35 missions together. Uffz Nickel and Uffz Spörl remained friends after the war. Ofw Gitt buried in the Bourdon Military Cem. Source: Robert Nickel, son of Uffz Werner Nickel 7/2020.
86 Glocke, Franz WernerOfw4/14/1912Berlin III/KG-55 (5/40), Wekusta 2 (2/41) He 111P-2 Werk # 2856 "G1 +CS" (borrowed from 8/KG-55, dam 5/10/40), He 111H-5 Werk # 3806 "VE + CZ" (lost 2/8/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 8 February, 1941 at the Brest-Langedoc airfield, cause unknown. Buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 1/1/6. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: His 2/8/41 Remaining crew (KIC): Reg Rat Hans Jorg Giesecke (geb 2/11/1911 Tirchenreuth, bur 5/9/238) and Fw Heinz Goldenbow (geb 9/2/1915 Hildesheim, bur 1/1/16) (absa3945). He and his crew were captured, and later released, 10 May, 1940, after their ac was damaged by a MS406 fighter of GC I/2, piloted by Capt Pierre Rene Hyvernault. They were then forced down by Bloch 152 fighters of GC I/8, making a belly landing at Velaine-en-Haye military airfield. Remaining crew: Oblt Gustav Hecker, Pilot acting as Obs; Fw Robert Labandowsky, R/O; Uffz Hans Gentsch, Flt Engr and Gefr Fritz Günther, Gnr (D.Drury).
87 Göbel, RobertOblt32/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13342 (50% dam by flak at Malinowka, pilot OK)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Maidstone on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane over the Thames Estuary on 15 September, 1940. His first known Soviet, an I-16 Rata near Vetrovka on 29 May, 1942. Alternate spelling: Gobel (Bf 109 Loss List).
88 Goetz, AlbertUffz3/KG-26 (Westerland) He 111H-2 Werk # 5473 (lost 1/11/40) KIA 11 January, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.66 Sq., crashed into the North Sea off the Sylt Peninsula (KG-26 Loss List). Remaining crew (all of 2/KG-26, MIA): Lt Horst Näther, Obs; Uffz Walter Gerke and Uffz Rudolf Schlegel. Added: The H-2 Model and Werk number correction per Robert Varga, 5/2021) Alternate spelling: Goertz.
89 Goletz, FranzUffzIII/KG-77 Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3151 (lost 10/23/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 23 October, 1940, following operations over the English Channel. The Ju 88 was one of three, and believed sd by Hurricanes of No.145 Sq., piloted by Sgt John K.Haire & P/O Robert Yule. The ac crashed at Neuilly-l'Hopital, Somme, France. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Lukasch, Obs (WIA) and Fw Erich Kissel, Gnr (WIA 10/23/40/DOW 10/24/40; buried in the Ger War Cem. at Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 165 (D.Drury).
90 Gräfe, RobertFwIII/KG-157 (9/37)Ju 88A, He 111PBomber Operational ClaspThe AC he was in, and most likely the co-pilot of, crashed 13 September, 1937 in a patch of woods near Nürnberg. Gräfe is presumed to have perished. Jager Blatt mention.
91 Gräve, Bernhard Elder vonLt2/Vers.Verband Ob.d.LHe 111H-6 Werk # 7531 "T9 + CK" (lost 5/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 May, 1943; shot down by a Finnish fighter northwest of Ladoga. Remaining crew: Lt Dietrich Decker, Observer (KIA); Uffz August Schwarz, Mech (KIA); Ofw Georg Stadler, 2nd Mech (WIA) and Ogefr Günter Berz, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: This incident was a "frindly fire" incident, as the Germans & Fins, at this time, were both co-belligerents against the Russians. The attacker was a Finnish Air Force Brewster piloted by Capt Viekko Johannes Karu, who was unable to identify the ac as German. All but one of seven in the ac were killed, an Ofw Stadler surviving. The grave location for the pilot is unknown, the following three are buried in the German War Cem. at Helsinki-Hietaniemi, Sec 39, Row 6: Lt Dietrich Ernst Decker, Gr 75; Ogefr Günther Berz, Gr 81 and Uffz August Schwarz, a Sonderführer, Gr 80. The remaining two unknown were Russians (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gräves.
92 Greim, Robert Ritter vonMaj18931st Kdr Fliegergruppe Döberitz (34)Ar 65WWI Pour Le MeriteWWI pilot. Fliegergruppe Döbernitz was the 3rd Reichs first fighter Gruppe, much later redesignated I/JG-2.
93 Groddeck, Robert Heinrich vonMajKdr I/KG-4 (7/41), Kdr I/KG-2 (3/42)He 111P in KG-4, Do 217E & K in KG-2Bomber Operational Clasp
94 Gross, RobertFw2(F)/Ob. d. L. (Le Bourget)Do 215B Werk # 0083 (dam 3/10/41)EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational ClaspOn 10 March, 1941, his Dornier collided with an He 111 of Wekusta 5 while taking off from Le Bourget, crew dispositions unknown (LOCS). Added: Known Remaining crew: Oblt Martin Baumgartner, Obs and Fw Karl Böhm, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
95 Grundmann, Hans JoachimHptmStffüh 6/KG-51 '42), Stfkpt 6/KG-51 (4 to 7 '44), Kdr II/KG-51 (3/45 to end)Me 262A/1a & Me 262A/2a "9K + AC"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/42)

EP (4/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Replaced Martin Vetter. More specific detail added by Robert Randall.
96 Gruschwitz, RobertOfwII/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 6023 (lost 9/22/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 22 September, 1943 at Kiew-Süd airfield, cause not given.
97 Gugelberger, RobertFw192034/JG-53 (10/43 Italy; 5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15882 "White 4 + -" (70% dam 9/10/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163073 "White 5 + -" (dam 5/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Injured in an emergency landing after combat at Seitzenhahn on 12 May, 1944, due to a fuel failure. Injured on 10 September, 1943 due to engine trouble on takeoff from Frosinone; overturned making an emergency landing. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both P-51s on 12 May, 1944, no location. After 24 combat missions, he was so severely wounded that he could not return to an operational status. Jager Blatt article.
98 Habermann, RobertUffz3/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4155 "4D + KL" (lost 10/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 6 October, 1941; failed to return from a mission near Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Hans Kratz, Observer; Gefr Karl Wetzelberger, R/O and Ogefr Johann Zimmerhackl, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
99 Hager, JohannesHptm8/16/1920Pretzier/Altmark48 6/NJG-1 (2/43), 4/NJG-1 (7/43), 6/NJG-1 (4/44), Stfkpt 6/NJG-1 (5/44) Bf 110G-4 Wk# 4890 "G9 + CC" (lost 9/23/43), He 219A-0 Werk # 190203 "G9 + LP" (dam 6/22/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp in Silver
He was uninjured in a crash landing in his He 219 on 22 June, 1944 after damage received during aerial combat over the Scheldemündung. His crew this date: R/O Fw Hubertus von Bergen(KIA) and Fw Robert Körschgen(WIA). WIA 23 September, 1943; bailed from his 110 after combat in the vicinity of Hochstetten. On the night of 21 February, 1945, he achieved 8 victories within 17 minutes. 99 combat missions. 1 bomber, a Day victory and 47 Night victories. His 1st victory, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 51/2/9E2 on 14 February, 1943. A known double victory on 4 July, 1943; a Wellington and a Halifax. A triple victory on 28 April, 1944, all Halifax, two near Arnheim and one W of St. Trond. A double victory on 17 June, 1944; both "4 mots", one at Duisburg, the other NW of Deelen. A "4 mot" 20 km W of Stuttgart on 29 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" same day, in the Strasbourg area. His 38th & 39th, both "4 mots" on 20 February, 1945. Victories 40 thru 45, were "4 mots" on 21 February, 1945. His last three victories, Nos. 46, 47 & 48, two "4 mots" and a Lancaster SW of Kassel on 21 March, 1945. His crew; Uffz Heinz Bärwald and Uffz Schneider. A POW in 1945 at Schleswig-Holstein. Deceased 2 September, 1993.
100 Hager, RobertFw4 Erg/JG-26, 8/JG-26 (12/41), Stab/JG-2 (4/43), 4/JG-26 (10/43), 1/JG-26 (8/44) Bf 109F-4, Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 7102 "Black 4" (30% dam 1/20/43), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 172674 "Grn 3"
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 August, 1944 in "<< + Green 3" in aerial combat with two P-51s of the 363rd FG, 9th AF NE of Le Mans. WIA 20 January, 1943 when he crashed during a force landing at Marck-Calais airfield due to low fuel. One known victory, a B-17 # 42-39795, "Womans Home Companion" of the 303BG, 360BS, at Philippeville, S of Florennes, on 30 December, 1943, flown by Lt William C. Osborn. It crashed south of Florennes France. Three of the crew were KIA. This was Hagers first victory. A victory on 20 October, 1943, a Spitfire at Dixmuide must have been "unconfirmed". A 2nd, a Spitfire east of Rouenby Blainville on 4 April, 1943. This may have been "unconfirmed. His 2nd "confirmed" victory, a B-17 42-31544 of 305BS, E of Courtrai on 24 March, 1944.

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