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1 Harloff, Karl OttoFw56/JG-3 (5/43 S.U.), 4/JG-3 (7/43), 7/JG-3, 9/JG-3 (3/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13642 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 3/16/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 March, 1944 (Magnus). His G-2 reported lost 16 March, 1943; believed to be the 9th victim of a female Soviet pilot, Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 296 IAP, known as the "White Rose of Stalingrad", sd at Tschugujew, pilot returned. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NNW of Belojorowka on 21 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 2 km E of Malaya-Ivanovka on 21 July, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 (HSS) NW of Sindelfingen on 6 September, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 at Penz, near Steyr Austria on 23 February, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 SW of Magdeburg on 3 March, 1944. The OKL victory count may be off, or, one or more Soviet victories may have been unconfirmed.
2 Loose, HorstUffz4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14221 "White 11 + -" (lost 9/27/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1942 at Apsheronsk, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). He was the fourth victim of Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 437 IAP, the female Soviet pilot called the "White Rose of Stalingrad, KIA 1 August, 1943.
3 Meier, ErwinUffz132/JG-53 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10288 (20% dam 6/26/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13856 (or 13556) "Black 8" (lost 9/13/42)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 September, 1942 after aerial combat over Stalingrad wih a Yak-1, piloted by a female pilot, Jr Lt Lidiya Litvyak (KIA 1 Aug,43), 437th Ftr Regt, who he would meet later this same day. Uninjured in a crash at Sloboda on 26 June, 1942 due to a fuel shortage. His 1st victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 July, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 9 August, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1942. A 7th, a Yak-4 on 24 August, 1942. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 2 September, 1942. A 9th, an Il-2 on 8 September, 1942. A 10th, 11th & 12, two Il-2s and a Yak-1 on 9 September, 1942. A 13th, an La-5 on 10 September, 1942. Alternate spelling, Maier.
4 Merkle, Hans JörgFw301/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 3/JG-52 (10/42), 1/JG-52 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20423 "White 3" (lost 8/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943; rammed by his 30th victory, a Yak-1, 3km east of Dmitrijewka. One theory, he may have been rammed by the Soviet female ace, Lilya Litvyak of 73 IAP, her 11th victory, "the "White Rose of Stalingrad", also KIA this date, same area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. An Il-2 and an R-5 on 18 December, 1942. Two Il-7s on 25 December, 1942. A MiG-3 and an La-5 on 27 December, 1942. An Il-2 and an Il-7 on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 8 July, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 9 July, 1943. Two Il-7s on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 20 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 30 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 31 July, 1943. His last victory, a Yak-1 on 1 August, 1943, the date of his death.
5 Müller, FranzLt9/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19299 "BH + XB" (lost 3/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Tschugujew on 16 March, 1943, believed to be the 8th victim of the female Soviet pilot, Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 296 IAP, known as the "White Rose of Stalingrad", pilot returned. This may be the Lt Franz Müller, later in JG-300.
6 Schleef, HansOblt7/19/1920Gröss-Börnecke b. Magdeburg997/JG-3 (10/40), Ftr. Instr.(5/42), 7/JG-3 (8/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-3 (10/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-5 (7/44), Stfkpt 16/JG-4 (10/44)Bf 109E & F, Bf109G-4 Wk# 14941 (lost 7/5/43), G-6 Wk# 20444 "Wh 4"(lost 8/17/43), G-10 Wk# 490758 "Blue 4" (lost 12/31/44) RK(5/9/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 31 December, 1944 in aerial combat in Wk# 490758 "Blue 4" with P-47s at Bad Durkheim, near Bergzabern (Palatinate), over the Ardennes. His ac caught fire on impact. Over 500 missions. Six victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Hurricane NW of St Omer on 5 Feb., 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim on 31 May, 1941. The G-4 was damaged in a force landing 7/5/43. The G-6 was lost when he was shot down on 8/17/43, bailed safely. One bomber. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 20 February, 1942. A Pe-2 9km SE of Izsyum and a U-2 3 km W of Gregenskoye on 27 February, 1943. His 25th victory, an I-61 on 22 February, 1942, while still in 7/JG-3. A MiG-1 1 km S of Kupyansk on 12 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 S of Izyum on 3 April, 1943. His 77th, one of four Soviets on 5 July, 1943. One such Soviet victory may have been that of female pilot Lilya Litvyak, the "White Rose of Stalingrad. His 98th, a P-51 at Loburg-Görzke on 8 March, 1944. A P-47 W of Ludwigshaven on 12 December, 1944. A P-47 in the Wittlich area on 23 December, 1944. Known to have flown Bf 109G-5 Wk# 110215 "Yellow 4", damaged 23 March, 1944, when he was caught in the slipsteam of an He 177 while taxiing, flipping "Yellow 4".
7 Weber, GerhardFw5/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2948 "S2 + JM" (los 2/11/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 11 February, 1943 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9083 due to enemy fire. Ju 87 Loss List. Weber and his gunner were the 6th victim of the Soviet female pilot, Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 296 IAP, known as the "White Star of Stalingrad".

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