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1 Frank, Hans DieterHptm7/8/1919Kiel55I/ZG-1, Stab I/NJG-1 (4/41), 2/NJG-1 (10/42), Kdr I/NJG-1 (7/43-9/43)Bf 110 in 41, He 219A-0 Werk # 190053 "G9 + CB" (lost 9/28/43)
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Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
NJ Oper.Clasp
KIA 28 September, 1943 when he collided with another Night Fighter at Heese, NW of Celle, and was killed trying to parachute to safety. One known victory, a Hampden 2 km southwest of Neeroesteren/Limburg, 10-11 April, 1941. A 2nd, a Whitley V the night of 11-12 June, 1941, no location. A Wellington and a Whitley V on 17 August, 1941, no location.A Whitley V othe night of 24-25 August, 1941, no location. A Whitley V on 27 October, 1941, no location. A Stirling and a Wellington III on 2 October, 1942; the Wellington of RAF No 419 Sq. at Oosterens, near the Volkel airfield, 3 km south of Uden Holland. A Lancaster on 17 January, 1943. On the night of 22 June, 1943, he shot down six enemy AC. All his victories were Night victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 55 victories. Photo
Courtesy Oleg Marin
2 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).
3 Barann, Leo LotharOfw145/JG-11 (10/43), 7/JG-1 (3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110203 "Black 18" (lost 3/3/44; WIA, combat in the Neumünster area, bailed safely), Fw 190A-4, 5 & 6, Fw 190A-8 (8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. Per Hans Hoehler, Barann was allegedly credited with a B-17 bomber, his 2nd victory, Ser. # 42-30725, 100th BG, 418 BS, "Aw-R-Go", shot down 10 October, 1943 by Lienen. It was piloted by Capt. Charles B. Cruikshank. Navigator, Capt. Frank D. Murphy of Atlanta. Frank Murphy suggests the pilot was Oblt Heinrich Klopper. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 N of Roye on 28 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 E of Ostbevern, NE of Münster, 10 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 N of Osnabrück on 10 February, 1944. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Caen on 14 July, 1944. His 8th, a Typhoon at Caen on 19 July, 1944. His 9th, a Spitfire on 25 July, 1944, no location given. His 10th, a Spitfire at Pontoise on 6 August, 1944. His 23rd victory (?), the 1st for III Gruppe in Russia, was an Il-2 on 17 January, 1945. His 11th & 12th, both Yak-9s on 10 February, 1945. His 13th, a Yak-9 on 17 February, 1945. His 14th, a P-39 on 23 February, 1945.
4 Beffart, HansFw7/14/1914Dalsbach4/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2711 (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 carshed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 30 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (bur Yssel): Ofw Walter Ostertag, Obs (bur CL/3/75); Uffz Ludwig Brock, R/O (bur CL/3/73); Uffz Hans Frank, Flt Engr (bur BK/3/51) and Gefr Karl Schmiedl, Gnr (MIA). Pilot Beffart bur BU/10/237 (D.Drury).
5 Blum, PaulUffzSeenotstaffel 50Do 24T-1 Werk # 42 "5W + BU" (interned in Sweden)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspLanded outside the herbor of Trelleborg Sweden on 9 May, 1945, with the crew of three and 37 additional evacuees from Windau Norway. The crew had been ordered to evacuate as many as possible from Windau to Kiel, however, they lost their direction in bad weather. Blum saw the harbor lights and thought it a safe harborand landed at 0500 hours. The passengers had been members of the 2nd Flak Abt.127, under the command of Oblt Claus Winkler of Nachrichtenabt-41. Winkler remained interned until 27 January, 1946, when he was permitted to return to West Germany. 26 of the 37 were turned over to the Russians as POWs, only 14 were returned from the East. Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Frank, Uffz Hans Joachim Linxweiler and Ofw Günther Weiland. Source: B.Widfeldt
6 Clemm von Hohenberg, Dieter-Hans Major9/27/1915MannheimStab/KG-55 (5/40), Stfkpt 12/KG-55 (3/42), Kdr II/LG-1 (5/44)He 111P-2 "G1 + GA" (lost 5/13/40), He 111H, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550445 (lost 6/30/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 30 June, 1944 when his A-4 crashed near Wiesbaden during a transfer flight for reasons that were unexplained. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofhr Erich Kad, Obs; Uffz Hans Meier, R/O and Uffz Roman Drole, Gnr.. French POW briefly with his crew when his P-2 was sd 13 May, 1940 by a Hurricane of No.1 Sq., piloted by F/O Les Clisby at Courlommes-les-Marqueny, south of Charleville-Mezieres. Remaining crew: Fw Willi Wolter, Obs (Shot resisting arrest & died); Ogefr Johann Bell, R/O (WIA & DOW same day); Gefr Oskar Männer, Gnr (POW) and Uffz Hans Ströbl, Flt Engr (POW). The deceased are buried at Noyers-Maugis (Fr) War Cem,, Block 3; Bell Gr 697 and Wolter Gr 565 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Posthumous award to Clemm von Hohenberg

Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
7 Dieter, HansStabsFwUnknown KG unitJu 88 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC, date unknown; his ac came down north of Falkenhagen in Brandenburg.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Map of Hans' Crashsite

Hans' Ju88
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8 Eitle, Hans DieterOgefrRammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspParticipated in the Ramm-Attack against American bombers on 7 April, 1945.
9 Flade, Hans-UlrichLt3/18/1925Zittau1JG-106 (5/44), 5/JG-27 (4/44), JG-5Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Bf 109K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Underwent Reconnaissance training prior to being assigned to fighter units. One known victory, an Il-2 10 km SW of Velten on 23 April, 1945. Added: Bundeswehr General, numerous command assignments. Father of German Cosmonaut, Klaud Dietrich Flade. Deceased 29 October, 1999 in Fellbach (Hans Dieter Zemke).
10 Franck, HansUffz23/JG-77 (10/42), 2/JG-77 (12/42; 7/43 Med)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 18549 (lost 7/12/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 12 July, 1943; hit an obstruction at Jesi during a landing. One known Desert victory, his first, a Spitfire V, 13 October, 1942. His 2nd, also in N. Africa, a P-40 on 4 December, 1942. Alternate spelling: Frank.
11 Frank, HansFw9/23/1916Kiel4/StG-1 (Med)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2237 "T6 + CM" (lost 4/4/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 April, 1942; crashed at La Valletta Malta after being hit by a fighter, no mention of R/O. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
12 Gabert, HelmutUffz1/17/1925Wolta / Trautenau6/JG-2Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspReported killed at Eisighofen 22 March, 1945, buried Idstein, Block 13, Row 4, Grave 93. No further detail. He was re-buried 19 April, 1956 in Michelbach. Additional information provided by Hans Dieter Zemke.
13 Gramberg, Heinz Dieter "Hans"Oblt10/1/192328/JG-300 (11/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-300 (1/45 Schönfeld)Fw 190A-8 "Black 2" (? color) (dam 11/7/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960310 "Red 6" (lost 12/24/44 at Ziegenhain), a 2nd A-8 Werk # 739431 "Red 2" (lost 1/24/45 Trachenberg)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 January, 1945 during a fighter-bomber mission over Trachenberg. He bailed but was too low for his chute to deploy. He was with Victor Heimann on this mission. Both lost their A-8s. WIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Ziegenheim (JG-300 Loss List). Uninjured 27 November, 1944 when his Blk 2 was shot up by a P-51 in the vicinity of Schonebeck; bailed safely. One known victory, a B-24 at Prossnitz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 on 14 January, 1945.
14 Grassmann, Dietrich 'Dieter'Hptm1/13/1920Berlin Treptow4/KG-4 (7/40), Stab II/KG-4 (9/42), Stfkpt 12/KG-4 (10/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-4 (8/44)He 111P-4 Werk # 2926 (30% damaged Wesermünde Estuary 11/24/40, fuel shortage), He 111P-4 Werk # 2981 (lost 1/19/41), He 111H

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His P-4, Wk# 2981, crashed at Vogelenzang/Bloemendaal Holland on 19 January, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Additional per Kaiser RK book: Wk# 2981 developed engine trouble and crashed near Haarlem, injuring entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Kuhn, Obs; Uffz Hermann Fröhlich, R/O and Uffz Hans Stütz, Gnr.. Deceased 8/24/1991, Bonn.
15 Hartwein, Hans Dieter H.Joachim Oblt163/JG-77 (6/41), 2/JG-77 (6/41), Stab I/JG-77 (12/41), 6/JG-5(8/42 Petsamo)Bf 109E, Bf 109T-2 Wk # 7760 (40% damaged 6/22/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 10101 "Yellow 6" (lost 8/21/42)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 August, 1942; emergency landing at Lake of Udero due to damage from enemy fire (Source: SIG Norway). Presumed KIA since he does not appear on the Mombeek MIA List for JG-5. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim of RAF No. 235 Sq. west of Egersünd on 15 June, 1941. On 22 June, 1941, he was involved in a non-operational landing accident at Mandal Norway airfield in his T-2, no mention of his being injured in the crash; aka Hans Dieter (Source: SIG Norway). Another known victory, his 2nd, a Blenheim IV 120 km southwest of Stavanger Norway on 27 December, 1941. two victories in the Orre area ; a Hudson and a Beaufort on 17 May, 1942.
16 Haselbach, HansOblt2/11/1910Berlin Wilmersdorf2/KG-27 (4/41), 14/KG-27 (12/42)He 111H-5 Werk # 3695 (dam 5/12/41), He 111H-5 Werk # 4017 "1G + GK" (dam 9/17/41), He 111H-6 Werk # 7470 (dam 3/23/43), He 111H-16 Werk # 161525 "1G + HY" (lost 12/30/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 30 December, 1943; failed to return from a mission in the Putrovska-Fastov area due to AA fire. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Georg Schenzel, Obs; Fw Frank Uteseny, R/O and Fw Otto Kalmbach, Gnr.. Wk# 4017 damaged during a 2nd crash landing at Balta-Pereleti, injuring Hasselbach. Wk# 3695 crashed at Tours in juring Uffz Otto Kalmbach, Gnr..400+ combat missions. (DK-G Awards List & Kaiser RK book).
17 Heinecke, Hans DieterLt5/2/1924JG-107 (6/43), Stab III/JG-53 (Italy 2/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162346 "Black < - + I" (lost 2/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, crashed 1km south of Orvieto.
18 Hildebrandt, KurtFw1/31/1913HamburgSturzkampffliegerschule 1 (Regensburg-Obertraubling, Dive Bomber Training Unit, 4/41)Ju 87 (lost 4/18/41)Student Pilot?KIFA 18 April, 1941: Mid-air collision with a Fw Stocker during a training flight, crashing in the Stadlhof wasteland between Schierling and Bad Abbach. He was able to bail from his ac, but his chute was ripped by the propeller and he fell to his death. He is buried in the Hamburg-Ohlsdorf Cemetery. More information to come from Hans Dieter Zemke.
19 Hüsgen, HansLt6/KG-26 (Westerland/Sylt)He 111H-2 Werk # 5385 (lost 12/17/39)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 17 December, 1939 when his ac crashed into the sea west of Sylt, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Stemmler, Obs; Fw Erwin Hasse, R/O and Uffz Erich Frank, Flt Engr.. Hasse & Frank are listed in the VDK as Missing at Sea (D.Drury).
20 John, Hans DieterOfw84/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1420 "White 10 + -" (lost 10/28/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 October, 1940 after being shot down over the English Channel. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 36 km southeast of Stuttgart, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire E of Dover on 9 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane southeast of Dover on 13 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire SE of Dover on 11 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire NW of Folkestone on 24 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 26 August, 1940. His 7th & 8th, both Spitfires NE of Folkestone on 27 October, 1940.
21 John, Hans DieterGefr5/JG-27 (Calais)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3369 "Black 11" (lost 9/27/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 27 September, 1940 after something hit his radiator, the engine temp rose sharply, and the engine began to catch fire. He bailed safely, landing unhurt at Mays Farm, Selmeston, near Lewes.
22 Jungbecker, Hans DieterGefr14/JG-27Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V) at Voges, SW of Obernai, on 27 May, 1944.
23 Kaiser, DieterLt15/JG-300Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511872 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 17 December, 1944, cause unknown. His body recovered in the wreckage of his G-14 by a Slovakian Recovery Team (JG-300 website report w/pictures). This is Hans Dieter!
24 Kaiser, Hans DieterLt9/7/192215/JG-300 (Reinsdorf)Bf 109G-14/U4 Werk # 511872 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/17/44 in Upper Schlesia)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Slezsko, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List, buried Valasske, Blk 1, Row 23, Grave 1066.
25 Lux, Horst DieterOblt KG-200, TO KG-30 (10/43), Reassigned as Dipl.Eng. as Test Pilot, Mistel Project (11/43)Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "CI + MX" and Ju 88APilot BadgeMay have been the brother of Hans Lux, KIA 4 June, 1942 (LOCS).
26 Marschall, HansUffzFFS C 9Ju 88A05 Werk # 0277 (lost 5/19/43)Student Pilot?The ac reported crashed Jicin, CZ. Pilot & crew believed killed in the crash, cause unknown. Remaining crew/students(?): Uffz Dieter Hüsgen, Uffz Walter Scholdt & Uffz Ferdinand Kley (F.Braun).
27 Mueller, HeinzOfw2/KG-27He 111H-5 Werk # 4018 "1G + FK" (lost 4/9/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 9 April, 1941; Shot down during the night over Coventry by a Hurricane of No.151 Sq., piloted by P/O Richard P. Stevens (DFC). The engine and mid section were on fire and the AC crashed and exploded on the Little Hill Farm,Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Friedrich Müller, Observer (KIA); Uffz Georg Schaefer, R/O (POW); Fw Helmuth Müller, Gunner (POW) and Sonderführer Wulf Dieter Georg Müller, War Reporter (KIA). Alternate spelling: Müller (on DK-G Award List). Added: The two deceased are buried at CC, Blk 3, Row 3; Obs, Oblt Hans Müller, Gr 70 and War Reporter, Wulf Müller, Gr 69 (D.Drury).
28 Oehm, Hans DieterLt9/5/19241LKS-1 (school 11/42), 5(Sturm)/JG-300 (7/44), 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 in the Rosenheim area on 18 July, 1944. Shot down twice, once with serious wounds from B-24 return fire. After recovering in a Hungarian hospital, he returned to active duty. Added: Occasional wingman for Konrad Bauer; deceased December 2016 (falkeeins-blog).
29 Rink, Friedel HeinzUffz6/22/1922Hartenrod14/JG-53 (Echterdingen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461466 (lost 2/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 February, 1945 after aerial combat with a P-47 at Kornwestheim, bailed safely but was reported shot in his chute. Added: VDK burial reported in the War Cem, Kornwestheim, Plot II, Row D. Gr 20b (courtesy Hans Dieter Zemke + photo).
30 Rudolph, Hans DieterUffz7/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 May, 1940 when hit by flak W of Lille and crashed, severely injured.
31 Schmidt, Hans DieterUffz19/ZG-26 (1/43)Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Beaufighter over N. Africa on 6 January, 1943.
32 Schrey, GüntherOfhr3/JG-7 (3/45 Kaltenkirchen)Me 262A-1a (lost 3/18/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 March, 1945 during aerial combat with P-51s and reported shot in his chute as witnessed by Hans Dieter Weihs. Buried at Kaltenkirchen with Stffüh Peter Waldmann.
33 Sommer, FranzGefr1922Küstrin19/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441789 "Yellow 3 + I" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 July, 1944; Combat with a Spitfire at Le Mesnil-Germain (Dept. du Calvados, Region Basse Normandie), west of Bernay. Mombeek MIA List & Hans Dieter Zemke. One known victory, a P-51 on 10 June, over the Normandy Front. His body was recovered in November 2005 and buried in the German Military Cemetery at La Cambe (Hans Dieter Zemke).
34 Stahl, ErhardOblt1/8/1913Nonnenweiher bei Lahr3/LG-1 (4/41 Greece)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5571 "L1 + JL" (lost 3/22/42) RK(4/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIC with two other unnamed crew on 22 March, 1942, in the eastern Mediterranean for reasons unrelated to combat. His Observer, Lt Wolfgang Bartels was rescued. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Heinz Kasparek, R/O and Ogefr Hans Dieter Behrens, Gnr.. Stahls body washed up near Pyrgos Greece on 17 May, 1942. He was buried in local Italian military cemetery. (Ju 88 Loss list & Kaiser RK book). 155 combat missions. Destroyed 50 vehicles. Kaiser RK book.
35 Steiger, Gerhard 'Gerd'Lt6/17/1919Kandern12/JG-1 (10/41 Jever or Husum)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8418 "Black 16" (lost 9/19/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 September, 1942 during aerial combat near Pfahlhausen, near Oldenburg. One source states that his chute failed. No known grave. One known victory, a Mosquito 10 km northeast of Scharmbeck on 19 August, 1942. Added: Buried in the War Grave Cem, Wilhelmshaven-Ehrenfriedhof, Blk Ea, Gr 231 (M.deWolf). 'Luftwaffe Victories by Name' database on this site credits Gerd with 4 victories.
Steiger - Schmude - Gerhard relax at Jever 1941 (courtesy Willi Weiss)

L-R: Erich Dobrick : Gerd Steiger : Helmut Maul : Hans-Gerd Wenneckers. May/June 1942 Husum

Jever 1941 (courtesy Willi Weiss)
36 Stüwe, EberhardHptm3/30/1914Burgstädt / Rochlitz4/KG-26 (9/39), II/KG-26 (10/40), Stffüh 5/KG-26 (12/41), Stfkpt 7/42), Kdr II/KG-77 (9/43)He 111H-5 Werk # 3870 "1H + BC" (lost 5/8/41), Ju 88A-17 Werk# 801374 "3Z + CT" (lost 6/7/44) RK(9/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 7 June, 1944; failed to return from an attack on ship concentrations in Seine Bay, France. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Hans Dieter Knigge, Obs; Fw Christiam Bilger, R/O and Gefr Günter Müller, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
37 Waldmann, Hans Peter Dackel Waldi Oblt9/24/1922Braunschweig1346/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 4/JG-52 (8/44), 8/JG-3 (6/44), Stffüh 3/JG-7 (11/44-3/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13566 "Black<2 + _" (tail flak Dam 9/18/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13650 "PJ + CU" (crash land-Ftr 9/25/42), Bf 109G-4 "Yellow 3 + -" at Anapa, Bf 109G-6 in JG-52, Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" in JG-7 RK(2/5/44)-EL(3/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
2 Bombers in an Me 262. KIFA 18 March, 1945 when his Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" collided with another Me 262, piloted by Lt Hans Dieter Weihs of 3/JG-7 in dense fog near Kaltenkirchen/Holstein, and crashed near Schwarzenbek, E of Hamburg. 527 combat missions. 121 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An I-153 on 18 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An I-16 on 11 February, 1943. Four I-153s on 12 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 30 April, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 7 May, 1944. His 126th victory, a B-24 at Taverny France on 6 August, 1944. His 128th & 129th, both P-47s SW of Thymerais on 14 August, 1944. His 130th & 131st, both P-47s; one 8 km E of Dreux, and the other 4 km E of Dreux, on 18 August, 1944. His 132nd, a P-47 2 km E of Falaise on 19 August, 1944. His last two victories, Nos. 133 & 134, both P-51s, one 30 km W of Berlin, the other 25 km NE of Brocken on 22 February, 1945. He was buried in Kaltenkirchen. Photo
38 Weihs, Hans Dieter "Hadi"Lt9/4/1918Goldberg, Schlesischen9JG-105, EJG-2, 3/JG-7 (3/45), Stfkpt 3/JG-7 (4/45 replacing Waldmann)Me 262A-1a (lost 3/18/45 coll)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Collided with Oblt Hans Waldmann (KIFA) 18 March, 1945, surviving the crash. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. 8 victories in the Me 262. His 1st known victory, a B-17 on 21 March, 1945. A 2nd, a P-38 in the Neumeister area on 24 March, 1945. A Lancaster and a Catalina on 31 March, 1945. A P-47 and a P-51 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945. A 7th, a P-38F/5E of 363TRG, flown by a Capt. Austin, on 8 April, 1945. A 9th, a P-51 over Berlin on 9 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Deceased 28 January, 2000.
39 Winkermann, Hans DieterLt4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100032 "6G + VR" (lost 5/22/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 May, 1943 after enemy fighter attacks near the Kursk Bahnhof. Ju 87 Loss List
40 Abel, HansOgefr.7/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7052 "White 8" (lost 10/18/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 October, 1942 by return fire from English patrol boats during an evening recon mission in the Dover- Ramsgate area. Alternate spelling: Abal
41 Abert, Hans DietrichLt1/20/1918Donnerau4/ZG-2 Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3185 "A2 + BH" (lost 9/7/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 7 September, 1940; his ac crashed at Ramsden House, Swan Lane, Downham Hall, Wickford, Essex, no further detail. Buried CC Blk 1, Gr 372 (CC Graves Record). His R /O, Uffz Karl Hans Scharf (geb 2/13/1916), KIA, buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 458 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Alternate spelling: Albert.
42 Ableiter, Hans TheoFhjFw19/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # ? (lost 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported KIA on 12 September, 1944 at Halberstadt, no further detail (JG-4 List). One known victory, a B-17 in the Chemnitz area on 11 September, 1944.
43 Ackermann, Uffz11/JGr Süd (1/44)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Cassis on 27 January, 1944. This may be Dieter, Rolf or Werner Ackermann, most likely Dieter.
44 Ackermann, Dieter DietrichGefr29/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781229 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 10/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Wennigsen, near Hannover. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-17 40 km S of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944.
45 Adam, HansLt3/12/192110 6/JG-51 (5/42 S.U.), 4/JG-51 (11/42 Tunisia), 5/JG-51 (1/43), Instr Erg/JGr-Ost (2/43), 2/JG-51 (9/43), Instr 3/JGr-Ost (4/44), Stffüh 3(Erg)/ JGr-Nord, (10/44), Stfkpt 3(Erg)/JG-1 (11/44) Bf 109F & G-2 (Trop) Werk # 13975 (10% dam 11/28/42 in JG-51, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 166341 "Yellow 36" (or 921628 109 Loss List) (lost 3/12/45) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945 during aerial combat with P-51s at Styding, west of Hadersleben. He was seen to bail, but he was too low for his chute to deploy. He was buried in the Friedenshügel Cemetery in Flensburg (Source: Air War over Denmark). WIA 28 November, 1942 during aerial combat at Bizerta. One known victory, A Soviet MiG-1 on 10 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 12 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 21 August, 1942. A Yak-9 at Gorki on 5 October, 1943. His first known western victory, a Spitfire 10 km southeast of Beja N. Africa on 27 November, 1942. Another, a Boston south southwest of Dejbel-el-Magrun on 1 January, 1943. Magnus. A 10th, a B-24 at Blechhammer on 7 August, 1944, while in 3/JGr-Ost (OKL Claims List).
46 Adam, HansLt1/4/19222/JGr Süd (France)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6344 "Red 11" (95% dam 3/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 March, 1943 near Salon de Provence airfield, cause unknown. Buried at Dagneux France. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
47 Adam, Heinz Günther (Hans?)Lt8/2/1920Herzogswaldau5 2/JG-26 (7/41), 1/JG-26 (12/42) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A "Black 9" (4/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 730 "White 5" (lost 12/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 December, 1942, when he stalled his Wk# 730 trying to land at Drucat. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire south of Cassel on 17 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire into the Channel northwest of Dunkirk on 17 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 3 km northwest of Etaples on 21 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 5 km northeast of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
48 Adam, PaulFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Ju 52n Werk # 5945 "DC + SF" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 4 March, 1941 during a courier flight between Gardermoen and Berlin, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Alfred Gans, R/O; Uffz August Ahrens, Mechanic and Uffz Hans Müller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
49 Adelhütte, HansOblt12/10/192015KG-41, 6/KG-3 (8/42 S.U.), III/KG-3 (10/43-5/44), I/NJG-7 (6/44), 6/NJG-3 (8/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 360236 "5K + LP" (lost 8/1/42) in 6/KG-3, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714246 in NJG-3 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Winningen/Everswinkel. He was buried in Essen. Remaining crew: Uffz Johannes Gabriel, R/O (Surv); Ogefr Georg Hoschek, Mechanic (KIA). Magnus. His Wk# 360236 was reported lost 1 August, 1942, cause and location not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
50 Adelt, HansHptm6/7/1910BerlinStab II/ZG-76Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580203 "BQ + DE" (lost 7/22/44)Pilot BadgeKIC 22 July, 1944 at Novy Dvor Malacky FP, CZ., circumstances unknown. He may have been assigned there to protect the ac/students of the Observer Training School (D.Drury).
51 Ahlert, Hans JoachimLt5II/JG-77 (8/43 Italy), 6/JG-77 (1/44), 1/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18248 (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 May, 1944. His Wk# 18248 was shot down by Italian flak on 7 August, 1943, location not reported, pilot OK. One known victory, a Spitfire on 27 January, 1944. A 2nd, a B-25 on 19 February, 1944. His 2nd per OKL, a B-24 at Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. One or two of the above may have been unconfirmed. A 3rd, a Final Destruction, a B-24 near Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. His 3rd per OKL, a B-17 (HSS) 5 km W of Munich on 24 April, 1944.
52 Ahrend, HansUffz23/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 S of Verdun on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Rosendaal on 5 November, 1943.
53 Ahrendholz, HelmutOfw5/31/1915Drewitz7/KG-2 (Deelen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4262 "U5 + KR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 September, 1942 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by Sq Ldr John Topham, crashing near the mouth of the Tyne. The black smoke and the red sparks were soon transformed into a ball of fire. The Do 217 dove straight into the sea from an altitude of 8000 feet. Remaining crew: Uffz Edgar Moll, Observer (KIA), Uffz Peter Hartmann, wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Hans Woelke, mechanic (MIA). The body of Ahrendholz was recovered from the sea four miles off the river Tyne on 20 September, 1942, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, North Shields. In the 1960s, it was re-buried in the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Block 3, Gr 285.
54 Ahrensdorf, Hans WernerGefrErg.IV/KG-26 (Blankensee)He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 2/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 16 February, 1942, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
55 Albers, HansUffz11/22/1922Ochtrup3/JGr-Süd, 4/JG-53 (4/44/Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410312 (lost 4/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 while intercepting US bombers, when he was shot down by US fighters and crashed into a woods at Gluesingen Germany. Joined the Luftwaffe in August, 1941.
56 Albert, GüntherFwIV/KG-30 (Aalborg)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6369 (60% damaged)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 1 November, 1942; non-operational crash at Aalborg Denmark due to pilot error. Remaining crew: Uffz Dieter Krebs, Observer (WIC) and Uffz Willi Scherz, Gunner (unhurt). Source: SIG Norway.
57 Albert, HansStab IV/JG-5Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461220 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed his G-14 at Hjeltefjord Norway on 14 December, 1944, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
58 Albrecht, DietrichLt12/29/1918Königsmark2(F)/Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # Unk (dam 3/2/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk (lost 6/29/41) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp KIA 29 June, 1941 following combat, and making a force landing at the airfield at Insterburg Germany (now Chernyakhovsk Russia). Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Johannes Brunners, Obs; Uffz Gustav Ott, R/O and Uffz Paul Reime, Gnr.. The four deceased are buried in a single grave in the Ger War Cem. at Chernyakhovsk Russia. Earlier, on 2 March, 1941, he was injured when making a crash landing at Evreux, Eure, France due to engine damage or failure. Remaining crew: Lt Herbert Zoch, Obs (Inj); Uffz Hans Klausnitzer, R/O and Gefr Ernst Schneider, Gnr, dispositions on the latter two unknown (D.Drury).
59 Albrecht, SiegfriedFw2/17/19175/NJG-3 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620815 (or 620818) "D5 + BN" (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 26/27 December, 1944 when his Ju 88 crashed at Malonne Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 54/544. Remaining crew (dispositions not given): Fw Walter Berger, Uffz Heinz Haake and Uffz Hans Roch. Source: A. Rosseels.
60 Alefeld, HansObstltKdr I/KG-26 (4/40)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
61 Allwang, Otto G.M.Oblt9/19/19118/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3836 "5J + JS" (lost 6/26/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 26 June, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (MIA, no known graves): Ofw M.Frank, Obs; Ofw B.Munstermann, R/O and Gefr J.Gunther, Flt Engr.. Allwang buried in Ysselsteyn, Blk CL, Row 4, Gr 81 (D.Drury).

62 Alpers, HansLtII/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142511 "F1 + DC" (lost 7/28/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Gela 28 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
63 Alt, VitusUffz1/28/1915Kissing Augsburg4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0785 "R4 + IM" (lost 6/14/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA after his Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea NW of Schouwen Holland on 14 June, 1941. (DeSwart). On the return flight from an Intruder Mission over England, Alt spotted a dingy in the water below and circled while the R/O sent out a distress signal to Air Sea Rescue. To the horror of the He 111H-5 Wk# 3883 "5J + KS", 8/KG-4 (A.Rosseels) crew in the dingy, the wingtip of the Ju 88 hit the water, sinking immediately, and taking the crew with it. The entire crew perished. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Hans Georg Suckow, R/O and Uffz Erwin Willi Korn, Gunner. Suckow & Korn are remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury). Added: The He 111 crew were rescued except for Uffz Karl Brückner, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
64 Altendorf, Heinz "Hans"Oblt2/26/1917Oppenheim24 7/JG-53 (4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), Stfkpt 7/JG-53 (10/40; 5/41 Maldeghem; 6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5372 (dam.10/5/40), Bf 109E-4(11/40), Bf 109F-2(4/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5525 (lost 6/23/41; Emer land Grajewo, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7348 "White 1 + I" (12/16/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)

EK 1(5/40) & 2(4/1/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 16 December, 1941; shot down in his Wk# 7348 "White 1 + I" by anti-aircraft fire at Mechili, Libya while attacking a British tank column. Force landed his Werk # 5372 at Cape Griz Nez on 5 October, 1940 after being damaged during combat over England; no injuries reported (Prien). Force landed his F-2 Werk # 5525 at Grajewo S.U., w/o injuries, on 23 June, 1941 (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 152 northeast of Reims, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A southwest of Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 10 km south of Creil, 27 May, 1940. His 4th, a Potez 63 at Gournay on 3 June, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim over England on 8 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire NW of Dungeness on 20 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane on 13 May, 1941, no location. An 8th, a Hurricane W of Ramsgate on 16 May, 1941. Survived the war. Magnus.
65 Altmeyer, HansUffz8/JG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7090 "Black 7" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 November, 1942; Crashed into the sea south of Arendal-Tromsoey Norway, no further detail. Alternate spelling: Altemayer.
66 Altrogge, HansLt1/KG-66 (4/43 to wars end)Ju 88S-1 "Z6 + AH", Ju 188E-1
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Joined KG 66 at the time of its organization in the Spring of 1943. Flew as pathfinder in KG-66, his first operation in the Ju-188 being on 13 July, 1943 against Victoria Dock, at Hull. Remaining crew: Fw Hermann (EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp), Observer and Ofhr Grauenhorst (EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp), wireless operator. Witnessed the downing of Oblt Alex Pfeiffer, 1/KG-66 (MIA) on 4/26/44.
67 Ambos, Johann "Hans"Oblt12/5/19209/StG-1(6/41), TO I/SG-5 ('44), Stffüh I/SG-5 (10/44), Stfkpt 6/SG-2 ('45)Ju 87,Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42), EP(3/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
68 Ammon, HansUffz7/14/19226/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681331 "Black 11" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Hellingen, by Meldburg (JG-4 List). He recd his Pilot Certificate # 122128 on 14 April, 1943 per document copy provided by Fritz Braun.
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69 Amschler, HansUffz1/JG-5Fw 58 Werk# 023 "KB + HP"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 July, 1943 along with pilot Uffz. Fritz Mühlberg; Aerial combat, Herdla-Lade. Mombeek MIA List. The FW 58 was a twin engine multi-purpose AC, used as a Trainer, Transport or Ambulance AC.
70 Anders, HansUffz14(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1945; Combat with a fighter, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
71 Androe, HansUffzI/StG-151Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2156 (lost 6/4/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 June, 1943 over Yugoslavia, no cause reported. Also KIA, Uffz Heinrich Ihl, presumed to be his R/O since the pilot was not identified. Source: Yugo crashed-Shrani.
72 Angeli, Hans EberhardLt7/10/1917Fulda13/JG-54Bf 109E-4 "Yellow?" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1940 over Evreux France. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 20 km southwest of Peronne, 7 June, 1940. Added: Probably sd during aerial combat with Hurricanes of No.17 Sq. Burial in the German War Cem at Champigny St Andre, 9/23/1572 (D.Drury).
73 Ankum-Frank, Albrecht vonHptm3Stfkpt Fl.Gr. 30 (9/39), Stfkpt 1(J)/LG-2 (1/40), Adj II/JG-27 (6/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-27Bf 109E-1 "White 1 + x" (10/39), Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/2/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Blenheim, his Bf 109E crashed at Jelsum Holland, north of Leeuwarden (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A at Bois de Compiegne, 8 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Potz 63 south of Troyes, 14 June, 1940.
74 Anton, HansFwKG-76Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspJager Blatt 4/2004.
75 Antoni, HeinzUffz2(H)/10Fw 189A "VX + NB" (lost 2/13/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 13 February, 1943 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9955. His Observer, Oblt Hans Kraft, and a remaining unnamed crewmember, also MIA. Obs Loss List
76 Apel, HansFhr9/NJG-1 (Fritzlar)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440135 "G9 + OT" (lost 12/12/44), Bf 110D Werk # 5072 (lost 2/21/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspShot down near Dorsten by Allied Night Fighters opposing the RAF night raid on Essen the night of 12 December, 1944. Remaining Crew: Gefr Klaas Visser (Dutch), Gunner (KIA on his birthday); Uffz Walter Trenck, R/O; Hptm Erich Zenker, also a pilot, acting as gunner. Visser is buried in the local cemetery at Marl-Brassert. Apel and Trenck survived, but were later KIA on 21 February, 1945 during aerial combat SE of Störmede, by an RCAF fighter piloted by F/L D.A. McFayden of No. 406 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
77 Apirtz, Hans GeorgUffz1/JGr-SüdBf 109E-7 Werk # 6406 (or 6409) "White 18" (lost 2/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC in his "White 18" on 23 February, 1943, in a mid-air collision with another 109, by Salon de Provence, near the Marignane airfield. Jager Blatt 3 & 4/2004.
78 Appel, Hans GüntherUffz29/JG-27 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 and a DB-3 on 27 July, 1941.
79 Arber, HansLt3/KG-28He 111H-4 Werk # 3237 "1T + DL" (lost 6/14/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 14 June, 1941; their ac was attacked by a Douglas A-20 "Havoc" of No.85 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Gordon L.Raphael & ACq William N.Addison. The ac exploded over Lower Halstow, Isle of Grain, scattering debris over a wide area. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Straub, Obs; Fw Georg Hochwald, Flt Engr and Ofw Eugen Geyer, R/O, the only one whose body was recovered, buried CC, Blk 1, Row 9, Gr 341. Gefr Straub is commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval memorial as "being in a sea grave" (D.Drury).
80 Arck, HansUffz2/19/19232/JG-2 (Merzhausen)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600142 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Wiesbaden-Erbenheim, buried Wiesbaden.
81 Arndt, WernerFwIII/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140242 "4D + ED" (lost), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142113 (lost 11/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 5 November, 1942; takeoff accident at Nautsi Norway on a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIC): Fw Franz Frei, Observer; Uffz Freidrich Steube, R/O and Ofw Fritz Reinike, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. WIA 15 June, 1942; shot down at the Kemi Bridge, an Uffz at the time. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Alfred Rennel, Observer; Fw Kurt Andreas, R/O and Ogefr Hans Matthias, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
82 Arnecke, DieterLt12/20/192135/JG-54 (6/44 Finland)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550150 "Black 11" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a Lagg-5, 20 km northeast of Vara. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 20 June, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. a 3rd, a Yak-9 on 3 August, 1944.
83 Arnim, Karl Hasso vonFw8/14/19163/Kü.Fl.Gr-906BV 138C-1 Werk # 2003 "8L + EL" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC 15 May, 1942; crashed into the sea after takeoff at List at Sylt on a non-operational transfer flight to Tromsö, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt.z.See Helmuth Bogumil, Observer [KIC, bur as "unknown" in the German War Cem. in Bartossen (Bartosze Poland)]; Fw Werner Geisser, R/O (WIC); Uffz Gerhard Schreck, Gunner (WIC) and Ofw Hans Eckstein, Mech (KIC). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Also onboard, three military passengers, all injured. Uffz Karl Klein, Uffz Adolf Selzner and Ogefr Hermann Voss (D.Drury).
84 Arnoldy, Hans JakobLt6/1/1916Wittlich, Germany74/JG-77 (39 to 4/41 Balkans)Bf 109E-4 Wk # 5277 "White 5 + _" (5% dam 10/26/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk # 6090 "White 5 + -" (lost 4/15/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1941 in "Werk # 6090 during aerial combat over Larissa Greece, near the airport. Shot in the chest by Canadian Ace Flt Lt John Mackie of RAF No. 33 Sq.. He bailed safely, but died of his wounds. On 26 October, 1940, he was injured when he crashed in his Wk# 5277 as a result of aerial combat southwest of Bergen Norway. One known victory, his 1st, a Skua at Trondheim, 11 June, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Skuas at Trondheim, 13 June, 1940. His 4th, a Beaufort SW of Bergen on 26 October, 1940. Several unconfirmed victories. [some confusion over which Wk# SD in 1941]
85 Aschka, HansFwAufkl.Gr-?Bf 109G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
86 Asmus, HansHptmStab/JG-51 (7/40)Bf 109E-4/N Werk # 3737 (lost 10/25/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW; Shot down 25 October, 1940 over Marden England in Werk# 3737 by Hurricanes of RAF No. 501 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Eustace Holden and P/O Vivian Snell. This was Mölders old aircraft, the day he first flew the new Bf 109F-0. Asmus was unable to keep up with the faster F model, and was jumped by the Hurricanes.
87 Assmann, WilhelmOfwInstructor, Erg.Kü.Flg. Staffel (F) See (Kobenhavn See)Bv 138B Werk # 2009 "6H + KH" (lost)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIC 12 May, 1944 when he suffered from engine trouble and attempted an emergency landing in the Sortedamssoo Lake near Kobenhavn. The right hand wing clipped a number of trees just before touchdown and the AC overturned and crashed into the lake, killing the crew of three. Remaining crew (KIC): Student pilot, Ofhr Hans Joachim Petter and Student gunner, Fw Hans Peter Wilken. All were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 16 May, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
88 Ast, Hans JoachimOfhr10/JG-7 (Oranienburg)Me 262A-1 Werk # 110479 "Red 12" (lost 1/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 14 January, 1945 at Crivitz, pilot error.
89 Aster, EmilUffz9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5343 "U5 + NT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1942 failing to return from a mine-laying operationin Tyne Bay, exact cause unknown, however Beaufighters of RAF No. 141 Sq. were operating in the area at the time. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Arnold Neumann, Observer, Gefr Hans Lehmann, wireless operator and Uffz Karl Thomas, mechanic.
90 Auer, HansLt7/KG-4 (Orsha South)He 111H-16 Werk # 160926 "5J + Kr" (lost 9/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 19 September, 1943; while climbing thru low-lying cloud layer, he collided with another H-16, Wk# 161384, piloted by Uffz Walter Fock, killing both crews, the acs crashed west of Dubrovka. See pilot Fock for his crew information. Source: Kaiser RK book.
91 Auernig, Roman Dr.Maj7/20/1905AustriaStfkpt 1/KG-28He 111H-4 Werk # 3293 "1T + AH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 4 March, 1941 when, as acting as Observer for pilot, Uffz Alfred Dries (born 5/22/1917, KIA), they were shot down during mine-laying operations in the Severn Estuary. Shot down by Barry AA guns, he crashed into the sea, one half mile off Nells Point, Barry. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Alfred Dries, Uffz Hans Hartisch, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Heinrich Felton, Flt Engr (KIA). The two deceased are buried At CC/7/8; Uffz Dries, Gr 203 and Gefr Felton, Gr 201. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
92 Auersberg,LtKGr.z.b.V.- 600 Ju 52/3mg5e Werk # 7146 "KD + IM" (lost) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 1 March, 1942 in the Dno-Demjansk area, cause unknown. Remaining crew(MIA): Fw Hans Hendricks, R/O; Ogefr Anton Dwirschnik, Mechanic and Uffz Heinz Ebeling, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
93 Augenstein, Hans HeinzHptm7/11/1921Pforzheim Brötzingen in Baden469/NJG-1 (10/43), 7/NJG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 12/NJG-1 (11/44)Bf 110F, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140078 "G9+HZ" (lost 12/7/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 December, 1944 NW of Münster-Handorf by an RAF Long Range Night Fighter flown by Flt Lt Hedgecoe. Another source suggests the G-4 Werk # as 740078. Augenstein and his R/O, Uffz Steins were killed, and the gunner, Uffz Schmidt managed to bale out successfully. WIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat at Roubaix Be.. One known victory, a Wellington 1 km southeast of Ahlhorn on 1 August, 1942. Five known victories were bombers, including two Lancasters by Zwolle on 23 October, 1943. Another, a Halifax at Emmerich on 15 February, 1944. A Halifax 4 km ESE of Maastricht on 28 April, 1944.
94 Augst, HansUffz18/JG-53 (9/40; 10/42 Africa to 4/43 Tunisia)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 12961? (lost 10/13/42), Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 13341 (lost 10/19/42), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16222 "Black 17 + I" (lost 4/11/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely wounded 11 April, 1943, aerial combat at Medjez-el-Bab, did not return to combat duty. Flugbuch. Per Bf 109 Loss List, he made an emergency landing after combat at El Alamein on 13 October, 1942, pilot OK. On 19 October, 1942, he lost his 2nd F-4 in combat over the sea, bailing safely without wounds. One victory reported in Bf 109 Loss List.
95 Augustin, Hans JoachimUffz5/15/1923Leipzig5/NJG-4Bf 109, Bf 110, me 210Night Fighter Operational ClaspSource: Michel Sergent
96 Aurich, HansOfw3/Seenot Gr. OostendeHe 59 Werk # 1515 (lost)Wound Badge
Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
WIC 10 April, 1941 when he crashed in the North Sea of De Panne. Source: A. Rosseels.
97 Auschner, HansUffz11/24/1920KattowitzWettererkundungsstaffeln 2 (Wekusta-2) (Atlantic)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430030 "D7 + DK" (lost 7/23/43)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC 23 July, 1943 during a reconnaissance mission over northwest Ireland when he crashed in fog at Ballinacarriga Hill, Crow Head, Dursey, West of Cork, killing the entire crew. Buried Glencree Cemetery, Ireland, Graves 44 to 47 (M.Croft & D.Drury). Remaining crew (KIC): Reg.Rat. Bruno Noth, Meteorologist; Gefr Gerhard Dümmler, R/O and Ogefr Johannes Kuschidlo, Gunner.
98 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)

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).
99 Baasch, DieterUffz1IV/JG-5 (2/45)Fw 190A, Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, an "e/a" in the Alesund area on 16 February, 1945.
100 Baasner, HansHptm11/1/1916Gross Orsichau3(F)/121 (3/43), Kdr III/KG(J)-6 (11/44), Kdr I/KG(J)-54 (3/45 to end)Do 17P & F, He 111H in Aufkl Gr.; Bf 109G & K, Fw 190A-8, Me 262A/1a

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer & Fighter Operational Clasp
POW May, 1945, released 24 August, 1945. More than 300 reconnaissance and bomber missions. Jager Blatt article.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Baasner joined Flak Regt 2 at Szczecin, 01.10.1936. In 1938/1939, he went on to become a reserve officer in the anti-aircraft artillery regiment in Greifswald. In August 1939, he was appointed to the Department of the flak-teaching regiment in Hamburg. At the beginning of the war, he was transferred to East Frisia as adjutant to the Headlamp (Searchlamp?) Regiment 1. In May 1940, he began his training as an observer at Großenhain. In June 1941, he was deployed to the eastern front. After being promoted to first lieutenant, he was awarded the Knight's Cross on 14.03.1943, after operations in France, England, the Balkans and Russia. From Mid-1943 he received a training at the pilots school A/B 41 in Frankfurt / Oder and at the pilots school (C) 6 in Kolberg. In 1944 he attended the blind flying school in Copenhagen. After being retrained in IV/KG 6 on the Ju 88 and Ju188, he joined Stab/KG-6. On 02.06.1944 to be assigned as an ia (?) officer. On 12.08.1944, he was given command of the III./ KG 6, which was at that time to be a booster in Ahlhorn and flew against the invasion front. On 19.10.1944, the order for the reclassification of KG-6 was ordered and Baasner sent to Breslau-Rosen to train as a fighter pilot. The III/KG-6 was then in Prague-Rusin and was refitted sparingly on the Fw 190. On 31.01.1945, the III group was named " Schwanen Gruppe", the first Me 262 element of the squadron. But the new deliveries of the Me 262 did not come until March 1945. In March / April Baasner left the III. Group, which is now III/KG(J)-6, and took over the leadership of I/KG (J) 54, which was also in Prague-Rusin. At the end of the war, he was captured with the remains of his group in Graz, from which he was released. Baasner flew over 300 reconnaissance missions. Deceased 21.3.1983, Lüdenscheid (Source, Facebook)

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