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1 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.)
EP


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.
2 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
3 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.
4 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.
5 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).
6 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.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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)
EP


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).
10 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).
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 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).
15 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.
16 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.
17 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).
18 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.
19 Alefeld, HansObstltKdr I/KG-26 (4/40)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
20 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).
21 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).
22 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).
23 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)
EP

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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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
27 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.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Page from Ammon's logbook
28 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.
29 Anders, HansUffz14(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1945; Combat with a fighter, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
30 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.
31 Angeli, Hans EberhardLt13/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.
32 Anton, HansFwKG-76Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspJager Blatt 4/2004.
33 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
34 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).
35 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.
36 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.
37 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).
38 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.
39 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.
40 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).
41 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]
42 Aschka, HansFwAufkl.Gr-?Bf 109G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
43 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.
44 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.
45 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.
46 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.
47 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.
48 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.
49 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.
50 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)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
br>EP(1/17/44)

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.
51 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.
52 Augustin, Hans JoachimUffz5/15/1923Leipzig5/NJG-4Bf 109, Bf 110, me 210Night Fighter Operational ClaspSource: Michel Sergent
53 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.
54 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.
55 Autenrieth, HansHptm3/15/1921Weiler22 6/NJG-1 (8/41), Stab II/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-4 (3/43), 6/NJG-4 (6/43), Kdr II/NJG-4 (2/44) Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712343 (lost 8/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 August, 1944 after being shot down by a Mosquito NE of Rennes on 4 August, 1944. WIA 20/21 January, 1944; shot down by a Lancaster, crashing at Spreenhagel near Berlin. One known victory, possibly his 1st, a Halifax on 13 August, 1941, in the Groningen area. Another victory, two Wellingtons south of Burg on 1 August - Wellington X9917 was one, 1942. Another Wellington 100 m southwest of Venlo on 12 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 101 Sq. near Liege on 24-25 August, 1942. A Halifax II #1216 "PM-Q" near Marquillies, crashing at Rosmeer-Bilzen (Be) on 5 October, 1942 (Surviving RAF Nav, F/Sgt Gordon Mellor & Jozef Simons, Secy Hemology Soc.,Rosmeer). A Stirling 6 km northeast of Souilly on 8 March, 1943. Another Stirling 3 km southwest of Chalons-sur-Marne on 12 March, 1943. A Halifax, same location, on 17 April, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Wellington. A Stirling 5 km WSW of Diest, Be. on 25 June, 1943. A Halifax E of Dinant on 26 November, 1943, while in 1/NJG-4. A Lancaster on 10 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" at Trappes on 2 June, 1944. A Lancaster 5 km E of Dreux on 10 June, 1944. A Lancaster at St Leo on 8 July, 1944. His only known R/O/Gunner, Uffz Adam was killed by the French Resistance when they were both captured after crashing at Fougeres France. The French turned Autenrieth over to the Americans. American POW, released in 1946. Autenrieth died 8 June, 1996. Added: His 8/4/44 Remaining crew: Fw Adam Rudolf (geb 7/21/1919 Schwemlingen), R/O (MIA) and Uffz Georg Helbig (6/29/1920 Steinfeld), Mech (POW) (absa3945).
56 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
RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/14/42)
EP(12/20/41)

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)
57 Bachhofer, HansFw5(H)/32Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
58 Backhaus, HansOfw11/JG-26Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Fürstenau on 19 March, 1945. Survived the war.
59 Backhaus, Hans JürgenLt6/KG-4He 111H Werk # unk "5J + FP" (lost 6/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 19 June, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No. 19 Sq., piloted by F/O George Ball, and crashed into the sea off Margate, Kent. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Reitzig, Obs (KIA); Uffz Theodor Kühn, R/O (POW) and Uffz Fritz Boeck, Flt Engr (POW). Reitzig buried in Margate Cem., Sec 50, Gr 15030 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling Bachhaus.
60 Backhaus, Hans TheodoreOblt7/KG-3He 111, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
61 Bader, HansObstltKdr I/KG-3 (10/41), Kdr II/KG-53 (5/42)Ju 88 in KG-3, He 111P & H in KG-53Bomber Operational ClaspOne known December, 1941 crew, Ofw Fritz Steudel, an R/O and RK recipient on 28 February, 1945.
62 Bading, HansLtI/KG-4He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
63 Badum, Johannes "Hans"Lt3/2/1921Ruthweiler, Saar54Erg/JG-27, 6/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (12/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 (5/42), Bf 109G2 Werk # 10727 "Yellow 7" (lost 1/12/43)
RK(10/15/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1943 in his "Yellow 7" in aerial combat with P-38s SW of Giordani, near Tripoli. 300+ combat missions. 51 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, his 8th overall, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1942. His 9th, an I-153 on 5 June, 1942. A 10th, an I-16 Rata on 6 June, 1942. His 22nd & 23rd, both Il-2s on 26 July, 1942. Three Il-2 on 28 July, 1942. A 27th, a Pe-2 on 29 July, 1942. A 28th & 29th, a Pe-2 and a DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 12 August, 1942. Six LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942! Two LaGG-3s on 18 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 3 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1942. A P-39 on 14 September, 1942. His earlier victories were probably scored over Malta. Two known Desert victories, both P-40s in N. Africa on 20 December,1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories.
64 Baeker, GerhardHptm11/23/1915TO III/KG-1 "Hindenburg", Kdr II/JG-3, Kdr I/JG-7 (8/44)Ju 88, He 177, Me 262A
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Operation Barbarossa, Russia, 1941. Flew his Bf 109 Taifun to Ju 88 crashsites to retrieve spare parts. Severely injured 19 August, 1941 in a crash due to engine failure on his 132nd mission. Returned to duty in 1944 with KG-1 flying the four-engine He 177. His gunner was Fw Hein Bruns. R/O Uffz Hans Jäger. Observer Fw Zens. He survived the war, and was interviewed for a History Channel program seen in 2002. Retired LW-Bundeswehr Oberst. Deceased 10 April, 2004.
65 Baer, HansHptm10/29/1915Metz12Stfkpt 12(N)/JG-2 (4/40-6/40), Stfkpt 4/NJG-3 (4/43), Stfkpt 5/NJG-5, Kdr II/NJG-5 (9/43)Bf 110C, D, E, F & G; Do 217J & NEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 20/21 December, 1943 at Garwitz, near Parchim, due to engine exploding on takeoff (Boiten). Injured in a non-operational crash, as Hptm in 4/NJG-3, 4 km south of Rantum/Sylt. One known victory, a Lancaster on 20 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 21 April, 1943. A 3rd, same day, and a 4th Lancaster into the sea, all three Lancasters the night of 20/21 April, 1943. A 5th, a Stirling on 28/29 April, 1943. A 6th, a Wellington 2 km N of Jaschen on 4 July, 1943. A 7th, a "4 mot" NW of Kassel on 3 October, 1943. Magnus & R.Randall: victories may be as high as 12; alternate spelling: Bär. The spelling Baer came from the OKL Claims List.
66 Baer, Karl GustavOfw7/19/1917Boddin3/KGr-126 (Kampfgruppe-126*)He 111H-4 "IT + ?L" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA in the North Sea 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by flak over Immingham docks in Lincolnshire on a mission to Hull England. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Folkmer, Obs 1 (KIA, bur YsselBQ/6/34); Fw H.Kresz, Obs 2 (MIA); Uffz W.Frestl, R/O (MIA) and Uffz E.Wandhoff, Flt Engr (MIA). *KGr-126 was previously a coastal reconnaissance unit but was absorbed into the Luftwaffe's strategic bombing force in mid-1940. Added: Another source suggests that three were KIA and one crew MIA (D.Drury).
67 Bahnemann, Horst GüntherUffz1/15/1922Rastatt9/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + DT" (lost 6/12/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 June, 1944 at Grainville-sur-Odon, Calvados, Fr., in the Seine Bay area, when attacked by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Kurt Gohl and Uffz Karl Schoffers. The deceased are buried in the german War Cem. at La Cambe Fr., Blk 9, Row 9 as follows: Uffz Bahnemann, Gr 345; Gefr Gohk, Gr 347 and Uffz Schoffers, Gr 343. In an earlier incident, in the same ac, on 20 April, 1944, during an operation over the North Sea, they were attacked by a night fighter. They escaped the attacker by evasive action, however, the gunner, Gefr Hans Schiebeck bailed, and the others returned home without him. The gunners body was recovered, but there is no listing for him in the VDK (D.Drury).
68 Bähner, HelmutUffz12/7/1912Niedersessmar4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen/Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0335 "R4 + AM" (possibly DM) (lost 6/14/41) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1941 during a night intruder mission near Lincolnshire, when he was attacked by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 25 Sq., piloted by P/O D.W. Thompson and P/O L.D. Britain. The AC was hit some 36 times by cannon fire and the starboard engine was set on fire. The AC crashed at Wingland Marsh, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, before the crew had time to bail. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Jakob Ried, R/O and Uffz Heinz (Hans) Schulz (geb 10/23/1915), Gunner. Alternate spelling: Baehner. Added: Uffz Ried buried Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard, War Graves Plot 2, Row 2, Gr 6. Uffz Schulz buried Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard, Sec Q, Gr 40. No known grave for pilot Bähner (D.Drury).
69 Bahr, Hans JoachimLt4/8/19208 Erg/JG-2, 9/JG-2 (11/41), IV/JG-1, 8/JG-5 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1430 "Black 8" (lost 7/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 July, 1942 by Soviet AA fire, Njaljärvi (Njal-Javer See). Found dead in the wreck by the Russians (R.Rautio). One known victory, his 1st, a Whirlwind north of Cape de la Hague on 7 November, 1941. 74 combat missions. Pilot Badge awarded 24 October, 1940.
70 Baindner, KarlFw11/27/1916Kaufbeuren11(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/4/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 4 August, 1940 when his ac flew into the ground near Tramecourt airfield, east of Le Touquet, France, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Hans Hochegger also KIC. They are both buried in the War Cemetery at Bourdon France, Baindner in Blk 30, Row 12, Gr 464. Hochegger Blk 30, Row 10, Gr 385 (D.Drury).
71 Baldischweiler, HansUffz212/NJG-1Bf 110F-4 & G-4; Do 215B-5
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax on 3 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling on 26 June, 1943.
72 Baldischweiler, K.Uffz6/NJG-2Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4615 (lost 7/14/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis 110 crashed at Wieringerwerf Holland, on Klievensweg, on 14 July, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) This could be Uffz Hans Baldischweiler, later in 12/NJG-1.
73 Bals, HeinrichOfw2(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A Werk # 0356 "4U + GK" (lost 2/23/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Hans Zuleeg and two other unnamed crew 23 February, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
74 Balzer, HansUffzFl.ü.G.-1Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5458 (40% dam 7/20/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured 20 July, 1943 crashing at Jüterbog Waldlager when his landing gear failed.
75 Bandow, HeinzUffz4/3/19224/KG-66Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3550 Z6 + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 April, 1944; Ground contact during a practice flight. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Hans Trummeter, geb 11/29/1919, Obs; Uffz Adolf Kohnhorst, geb 3/12/1920, R/O and Ogefr Hans Mutter, geb 3/14/1917, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
76 Bär, HansHptm12Kdr II/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6370 (lost 12/20/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 December, 1943; crashed near Spornitz due to engine trouble. Bf 110 Loss List. I did not find his victories, unless I overlooked them as belonging to Oskar Heinz Bär.
77 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
EP


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.
78 Bargen, Johann Hans vonHptm10/14/1914Malente, GremsmühlenI/StG-3, 1/SG-3 (Finland '44), Kdr I/SG-3Ju 87D-5 "S7 + OH", Fw 190F
RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 6 July, 1944 during his second attack on Soviet troops in Aeyraepaeae Finland, receiving a direct flak hit during the dive, crashing and burning. Also killed , was his faithful R/O Ofw Wilhelm Becker. 400+ missions. Another source (Finland Aviation Museum) names his R/O as Albert Becker.
79 Barschel, HansOblt3Stab Adj III/ZG-26 (8/39)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2168 "3U + BD" (lost 9/27/40)EK 1(7/14/40) & 2(5/18/40)
Wound Badge(5/16/40)
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 27 September, 1940 after aerial combat with British fighters during the attack on Parnall Yate. His AC crashed into the sea off the coast near Dorset at approximately 11:50 hours. His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Klose is also MIA. (Source: Bristol Past, John Penny) One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd & 3rd, two Spitfires over England on 31 August, 1940.
80 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.
81 Bartels, Hans Heinrich1/1/1927LüneburgJG-1Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters near Bad Harzburg. Jager Blatt 5/2001 & 1/2002.
82 Barth, Albert KarlUffz5/3/1912Esslingen-AltenbachStab II/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4280 "B3 + DC" (lost 4/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 15 April, 1941; sd by F/Lt Cosme L. Gomm of No. 604 Sq., crashed at Rughouse Farm, Holcombe Burnell, Devon, UK, two other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He is buried at Exeter Higher Cem., Sec Z, Row K, Gr 66. Remaining crew: Gefr Ludwig Rauhoff, Obs (POW); Ogefr Hans Joachim Pengel, R/O (POW) and Gefr Hermann Otto, Gnr (KIA, bur Exeter Cem., Sec Z, Row K, Gr 37) (D.Drury).
83 Bartholomäi, Hans GüntherOfhr49/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def Ost, 2/45), II/JG-77 (4/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330185 (dam 12/2/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332537 (10% dam 2/3/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a second crash at Marische Pforte, HHubertsruh on 3 February, 1945 due to a fuel shortage. He was uninjured in Wk# 330185 in a crash landing at Neuruppin on 2 December, 1944 due to engine damage (Bf 109 Loss List). His 2nd victory, an La-5 on 10 February, 1945. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 16 March, 1945. A 4th, an Il-2 (o.Z.) on 21 April, 1945. Named Hans Georg on the Bf 109 Loss List.
84 Bastek, HansUffz5(Sturm)/JG-300Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681469 "Red 11" at Lobnitz, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682837 "Red 11" (lost 3/24/45 at Göttingen)Assault Operational ClaspThe JG-300 website lists him as KIA. Alternate spelling: Basteck. Added: KIA 24 March, 1945 during aerial combat with P-51's of the 353rd FG (falkeeins-blogspot).
85 Bätcher, Hans GeorgObst1/13/1914FinsterwaldeStfkpt 1/KG-100, Kdr I/KG-27(41), Kdr I/KGr 100(7/43), Kdr I/KG-4(3/44), Kdr III/KG-76(9/44), Kdr KG(J)-54 (repl Volprecht 2/45 to end)He 111H Werk # Unk "6N + AB" in KG-100, He 111 in KG-4, Ar 234 in KG-76, Me 262 in KG(J)-54 2/45 to wars end
RK(12/21/42)
EL(3/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)
EP(11/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge

Bomber Oper.Clasp w/Pend
This famous bomber ace survived a higher number of combat missions (658) than any other bomber airman in WWII, serving over France, England and Russia. Shot down at least once, into the Channel in September, 1940, and rescued by ASR. During the French Campaign, his He 111 was shot down by a Morane fighter, and he was a brief POW in France until his release upon their surrender. During the Siege at Sevastopol, he flew 15 missions between June 12 & 15, 1942 and 116 total! He was Kdr III/KG-76 in December, 1944, the worlds 1st Jet Bomber Unit. Kdr KG-54 in April, 1945. He also briefly commanded KG(J)-54 and III/KG-76 in May, 1945. His Observer was an Oblt Scholz. Living in Hannover in 2001. Deceased 23 April, 2003 in Uelzen. Alternative spelling: Bätscher Baetscher

Bätcher 2nd left celebrates 500th mission

86 Battige, HansUffz7/KG-77 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5690 "3Z + FR" (lost 9/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at El Alamein 3 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
87 Bauer, HansUffzErg Staffel IV/KG-101Ju 88A (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England and crashing into the sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Josef Krekeller, Observer; Uffz Eugen Ritz, R/O and Uffz Karl Bachus, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
88 Bauer, HansFwFl.ü.G.-1Ju 52 Werk # 7256 (35% dam 3/23/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot injured in a crash at Savoja 23 March, 1944, cause unknown. Two unnamed crew; one WIA and one KIC.
89 Bauer, WilliUffz4(F)/14 (S.U.) Ju 88 D-1 Werk # 1662 "5F + EM" (lost 4/4/42/ Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Werner Steppenbach and two other unnamed crew at Toropez-Welish 4 April, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed this incident: Uffz Willi Neinemann, R/O and Uffz Hans Retz, Gnr. An earlier incident, on 3 January, 1942, Uffz Bauer flew with a different crew, Fw H.Kitzmüller, Obs; Gefr W. Jysch, R/O and Ogefr A.Eisenbeiss. No VDK burial listings on either incident (D.Drury).
90 Baumann, HansFw7/TG-4Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
91 Baumbach, HansFw9/KG-6 (Channel) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144068 "3E + DT" (lost 4/28/43) Bomber Operational Clasp Baumbach MIA along with his Observer Lt Anton Kratzer and one other unnamed crew 28 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: His Ju 88 was reported to have crashed into the North Sea, 50km south of Worthing (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Also MIA, Gefr J.Netsch, Mech. KIA, Uffz Hans Hart, whose body washed ashore on 26 June, 1943 near Julianadorp. He is buried at Ysselsteyn AD-2-49 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
92 Baumbach, Hans JoachimLt41/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 12 January, 1944. A Boston III on 27 March, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-1 on 5 April, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944.
93 Bäumel, FranzLt3/11/1919Wuppertal4/KG-1 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7170 "V4 + DM" (lost 5/12/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 May, 1941 when his ac was severely damaged by AA fire at RAF Watton, Norfolk, and eventually crashed at Scoulton, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Ofw herbert Ausserfeld, Obs (KIA); Uffz Hans Simon, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Max König, Flt Engr (WIA). The three deceased are buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 18 as follows: Lt Bäumel Gr 425, Ofw Ausserfeld Gr 424 and Uffz Simon Gr 426 (D.Drury).
94 Bäumer, Hans JoachimOblt2/6/191211/Versuchs Verband Ob.d.L. (Channel)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 0678 "T9 + FH" (lost 4/20/43) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
POW 20 April, 1943; after he downed a Spitfire over the Themsemündung (Thames Estuary), and was then shot down by a Spitfire of No. 332 Sq., piloted by 2/Lt Marius Eriksen, over Chelmsford England. The ac crashed into the sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Paul Hunold, Observer (age 33) and Ofw Hermann Dietz, R/O. Source: SIG Norway, Jager Blatt 2/2001 & Ju 88 Loss List.
95 Baumgart, HansUffz22/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15577 "Black 6" (lost 7/5/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 during aerial combat with 10 Il-2s in the Belgorod area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 14 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 12 June, 1943.
96 Baumgartner, HeinrichFw11/KG-26 (Lübeck-Blankensee)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142450 "1H + LW" (lost 6/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 14 June, 1944 when their ac was reported to have crashed into the Baltic Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Dehler (MIA), Ogefr Hans Heinrich Gellert (possibly Johann Heinrich Gellert buried Höxter Gr 8) and Gefr Alfred Janik (MIA) (D.Drury).
97 Baumgartner, PeterLt1/15/1915V.Fl.Korps ('41), 7/KG-55 (1/42 Dnjepropetrowsk, Ukaine), 10/KG-55 (7/42), Stfkpt 1/KG-55 (2/44), 1/KG(J)-55 (2/45)He 111H-6 Werk # 7207 "G1 + KR" (lost 5/24/42), Me 262 in KG(J)-55
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/1/42)
EP (9/23/41),
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) when he was involved in an ac loss 24 May, 1942, cause & location unknown. Remaining crew (all return safely): Fw Siegfried Zantke, Obs; Fw Hans Köhler, R/O; Fw Karl Haselbeck, Flt Engr and Uffz Hans Krebel, Gnr. DK-G Awards List, LOCS & D.Drury.
98 Bäumler, HansOfw4/5/19151(F)/124 (Bardufoss) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 088 0696 "G2 + CH" (lost 7/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 7 July, 1941 when he crashed at Stormauken, by Rundhaug, 18km W of Bardufoss, on a non-operational transfer flight due to heavy fog. Remaining crew (all KIC): Oblt Karl Hönsbröch, Observer; Uffz Kurt Sandvoss, R/O and Uffz Georg Erbar, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Ofw Baumler buried at Narvik Norway, Blk 8. Row C, Gr 12. Oblt Hönsbröch (aka Karl Graf von und zu Hoensbroech) believed buried in an unknown grave in Narvik. Also in Narvik, Blk 8, Row C, Uffz Sandvoss in Gr 10, and Uffz Erbar in Gr 9 (D.Drury).
99 Baur-Bargehr, Hans-GeorgOfhr9/25/1923Vienna, Austria11/JG-54 & 14/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/21/44 Holland), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731040 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 December, 1944 near Schnee-Eifel Belgium while flying Werk# 731040, after aerial combat with P-47s. His grave was later found in Franken, but his Father had him interned in Innsbruck in 1946. He lost an earlier A-8 at Almelo Holland on 21 September, 1944, cause and injuries, if any, unknown (DeSwart).
100 Baur, Johann HansLt4/24/1897 Führer Kurier Staffel (Hitlers Chief Pilot) Fw 200 "26 + 00" best known of Hitlers planes, Ju 52 & Various
EK 1 & 2
Liason or Transport Operational Clasp
Russian POW in May, 1945. Released after 10 years in Russian captivity along with Hajo Hermann, Hermann Graf, Ferdinand Schoerner, Hartmann and Wiese. A WWI ace with 6 victories in 160 Observer missions, and post war Commercial pilot, he became a Party member in 1926 and in 1932 began piloting Hitler. So impressed by Baur, Hitler kept his loyal and trusted pilot until his death in 1945. Baur was an Oberführer in the SS, as was Heydrich. Believed to be a Lt General in the Post-war Luftwaffe. Deceased 17 February, 1993.

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