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1 Langer, SiegfriedHptm10/31/1911Stfkpt ErprobungsGr./Lehr Kdo-17He 111H-6 Werk # 4627 "6N + FR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 May, 1942 when he was shot down during the Avonmouth bombing raid by W/Cdr J.Cunningham and F/Lt C.F.Rawnsley (both distinguished airmen) in a Beaufighter of RAF No.604 Sq. The AC crashed at Elcombe Farm, Alvediston, near Shaftesbury, Dorset at 17:05 hours. Hptm Langer buried CC, Blk 7, Row 2, Gr 51. Remaining crew (all KIA; bur CC, Blk 7, Row 2): Ofw Gerhard Schmidt, Obs, bur Grave 50; Fw Paul Gaidies, R/O, bur Gr 44; Gefr Willi Worring, Gunner, bur Gr 43 and Fw Dietrich Hoffmann, Mech, bur Gr 52. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
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2 Schmidt,Lt16/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a MiG-1 on 23 April, 1943. This could be Lt Hans Dietrich Schmidt of 5/JG-3 in May, 1944, or Lt Friedrich Wilhelm Schmidt of 6/JG-3, but inconclusive.
3 Schmidt, DietrichOfhr9/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171660 (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 August, 1944 in aerial combat in the area of Kalvarija. Mombeek MIA List.
4 Schmidt, Dietrich 'Dieter'Hptm6/17/1919Karlsruhe39III/NJG-1, Stfkpt 8/NJG-1 (5/43), Stfkpt 7/NJG-1, IV/NJG-1(11 or 12 Stf 4/44), JG-7 (wars end)Bf 110, Ju 88, Me 262 in JG-7 RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
171 combat missions, all victories were Night victories. Several multiple victory nights. One known victory, a Halifax northeast of Echterdingen on 25 March, 1943. A Lancaster and a Wellington on 5 May, 1943, opposing the Dortmund raid. Another Lancaster on 14 May, 1943. Another Lancaster on 13 June, 1943. A Lancaster W of Cloppenburg on 16 December, 1943, still in 8/NJG-1. A Mosquito 8 km NW of Klamp on 14 January, 1944. A Lancaster 1 km SE of Longwiller on 15 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Dijon on 27 April, 1944. A triple victory on 4 May, 1944; all "4 mots" in the St. Dizier area. A "4 mot" S of Amsterdam on 22 May, 1944. A "4 mot" 5 km N of Ibbenbüren on 23 May, 1944. A double victory on 23 May, 1944; a Lancaster & a "4 mot" into the North Sea. A Lancaster 50 km W of Duisburg on 21 July, 1944. A 2nd Lancaster, same day, 30 km NW of Volkel. A "4 mot" W of Duisburg on 18 December, 1944. A Lancaster of RCAF No. 434 Sq. at Pfaffenhausen, E of Frankfürt on 16 January, 1945. His R/O Kurt Schönfeld. On a History Channel program "War in the Air", his name is stated as Dietrich Schmidt-Barbo. Deceased 6 March, 2002 Hofheim am Taunus (P. Bastin).
5 Schmidt, Hans DietrichLt25/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Jördenstorf-Laage on 13 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at "Kyritz 120 degrees Nauen" on 19 May, 1944.
6 Schmidt, WernerGefr13/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170052 "Yellow 2" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47, crashing north of Elmshorn (Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 E of Fehmarn Is. on 11 April, 1944. This could be Dietrich or Werner, also of JG-11, but inconclusive.
7 Seelen, Dietrich vonLt5/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7378 "4D + AN" (lost 10/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 October, 1941during a mission near Kirowsk, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Hans Schmidt, Observer; Gefr Alois Trautmann, R/O and Gefr Bernard Brannt, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.

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