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1 Schneider, Walter "Jap"Oblt12/8/1915205/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (8/40), III/JG-26, Stafkpt 6/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109E "Brown 1", Fw 190A-1 Werk# 10027 "Brown 1 + -", Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20217 "Brown 1" (lost 12/22/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/2/42 Post.)
EP(12/19/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 December, 1941 in "Brown 1" at Steenvoorde on a transfer flight to Abbeville France. In dense fog, he led four AC of his Staffel into the Artois Hills and all 5 pilots were killed. Buried Bourdon France, Block 32/11/1406 (A.Rosseels). Flugbuch (9/39 to 12/41). One of his victories was a "shared" victory, a Fokker XXI over Amsterdam on 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Meyer & Hans Wemhöner) His first official victory (100%), was a Hawk-75A at Douai, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane east southeast of Dover, 28 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at London on 31 August, 1940. Nos.4 & 5, both Spitfires at Littlestone on 6 September, 1940. Nos.6 & 7, both Hurricanes, one at Margate, the other over the Thames, on 23 September, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 28 September, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 30 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Horsham on 1 October, 1940. His 12th, a Wellington R1758 of No.9 Sq. at Knokke on 9 June, 1941. His 13th, a Spitfire S of Dunkirk on 25 June, 1941. No.14, a Spitfire at Mardyck on 2 July, 1941. His 15th & 16th, both Spitfires, one S of Deal the other at Gravelines, on 7 August, 1941. His 20th, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk on 23 Nov., 1941.
2 Behrens, OttoMaj11/30/1913HannoverEKdo 190 (3/41), Erprobungsstaffel/JG-26 (Operational Test Unit), Stfkpt 6/JG-26 (8/41 Fr.), Rechlin Test Cntr (7/42)Fw 190A-0, Fw 190A-1 "KB + PV" (8/41), Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10010 "Brown 5" (lost 3/24/42), Me 262A-1a Werk # 170095 "KD + EA" Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 March, 1942 in aerial combat with a Spitfire flown by Australian pilot, F/O Hogo Armstrong of RAAF No. 129 Sq., near Le Treport. He bailed successfully. After recovery, he was transferred back to the Test Unit. He helped train JG-26 pilots when the Fw 190 replaced the Bf 109 in March 1941. His Fw 190 enthusiasm and skills are generally credited with saving the Fw 190 Program. He replaced Walter Schneider as Stfkpt 6/JG-26 in December, 1941. Survived the war testing Me 262s and Ar 234s for his good friend Kurt Tank. Killed in 1952 in a Pulqui jet fighter in front of Juan Peron in Argentina.
3 Holtey, Hurbertus Alexus Fhr. von Oblt2Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (5/40), Kdr Erg/JG-26 Erganzungsgruppe (Oper. Readiness Offz), 8/40Bf 109E Werk# 5819 "14" (lost 5/11/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Werk# 5819 had been one of Gallands AC, which he crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, 2.5km NE of Veenendaal, on 11 May, 1940, shot down by flak and taken prisoner and released later. His one known victory, a Fokker XXI over Amsterdam, shared with 3 others, 10 May, 1940. (Walter Schneider, Walter Meyer & Han Wemhöner). His 1st complete victory, a Blenheim over Senden, SW of Münster, 5 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim south of Vlissinghen on 12 August, 1941. He was injured in a crash S of the Zuider Zee on 11 May, 1940 in a Bf 109E. Alternate spelling: Holley.
4 Kuckelt, WernerOblt4/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3516 "1H + EM" (lost 9/6/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed into the Ijsselmeer at Amstelveen, Holland (Henegouwschelaan), on 6 September, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Contrary to initial reports, Oblt Kuckelt was not the pilot on this flight, although he may have been a pilot in his own right. He was the observer in the ac being piloted by Uffz Ernst Studt. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Studt, KIA (bur Yssel/AR/10/234); Oblt Werner Kuckelt, KIA (bur Yssel/AR/10/227); Ogefr Walter Hubrich, R/O, KIA (bur Yssel/CW/10/249); Gefr Theodor Schneider, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr Hans Kiessling, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
5 Meyer, WalterOblt18JG-54, 5/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (5/40), 5/JG-26 (7/42 Abbeville-Drucat), 7/JG-26 (11/42)Bf 109E in 5 Staffel, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10002 "Brown 2 + I" (lost 8/21/41), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 660 "White 5" (80% dam 10/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Died 18 Jan., 1943 from TB contracted in a Lille military hospital while recovering from injuries suffered in a ground collision ar Wevelghem in Werk # 660 on 11 October, 1942 with wingman Karl Käferle. WIFA 21 August, 1941 when his A-1 had engine failure and he crashed at Overheluestraat. He was pulled from the wreckage by two Belgian farmers, and hospitalized at Courtrai. One known victory, a Spitfire over the Channel, north of Calais on 26 July, 1942. One of his victories was a "shared" victory, a Kokker XXI over Amsterdam on 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Schneider & Hans Wemhöner) His 1st, a Spitfire I at Dordrecht 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Douai, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, an Avro Anson over the English Channel on 29 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Sheerness on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at London on 15 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 30 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire NW of Dunkirk on 18 July, 1941. Another known victory, B-17 # 41-24510 "Snoozy II" of the 306BG, 367BS on 9 October, 1942. Alternate spelling: Mayer.
6 Schneider, KurtUffz2(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430319 (dam 10/11/42) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot and one other unnamed crew injured in a crash landing 11 October, 1942, probably due to enemy fire, location and damage extent not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: A Spanish source (SGM) suggests that Schneider may have been the R/O. They also identify the Flt Engr as Ofw Walter Müller. Their Ju 88 belly landed on a beach on Playa de la Hipica, Melilla, a territory of Spain, the victim of a Spitfire out of Gibraltar, piloted by F/O Howard Arthur Crafts (D.Drury).
7 Schneider, WalterFhr12/20/1924Geiss-Nidda4/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175008 "Red 10" (lost 9/22/1944)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 September, 1944, not enemy related, crashed at Husum during a training flight, cause unknown. Buried in the War Grave Cem, Husum, Block III/C/2. Source: J. Geensen.
8 Schneider, WalterFw3/KG-77 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4511 "3Z + GL" (lost 2/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 25 February, 1942 at Panowa-Crawino, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
9 Schneider, WalterFw3/19/1920Grafenort3/NJG-6 (Sachsenheim) Bf 10G-4 Werk # 180527 "2Z + BL" (lost 11/22/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot and R/O killed in a weather-related crash at Bönnigheim 22 November, 1944. Both buried in Sachsenheim. His R/O Ogefr Erwin (or Werner per NJG-6 Loss List) Rieger (geb 2/1/1922 Grimma).
10 Sewcz, Karl Heinz WilliLt6/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 74076 (lost)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Sewcz was injured after bailing from his G-4 due to lack of fuel and bad weather. He and his Bordschütze, Gefr Gerhard Ignatowitz were hospitalized. It is unknown what happened to the Bordfunker Walter Schneider.
11 Sewtz, WilliLt6/NJG-1 (2/44)Bf 110G-4Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis R/O was Gefr Walter Schneider and his Gunner was Gefr Gerhard Ignatowitz.
12 Stobbe, ErnstLtKGzbV-9 (1/41), 2/TG-3 (2/45)Ju52/3mg6e Werk # 6888 (lost 1/4/41), Ju 52 Werk # 641016 "4V + MK" (lost 2/23/45)Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
KIC when he struck an obstruction during a supply mission at Breslau 23 February, 1945. Rem crew: R/O Uffz Josef Schneider (KIC); Engr Fw Josef Preiler (KIC) and Gnr Uffz Walter Ermert (Inj). Injured during a force landing due to bad weather on 4 January, 1941 on the Gross Venediger Glacier, a Fw at the time. The remaining crew; Ofw Werner Günther, R/O and Gefr Werner Biro, Mechanic, along with 10 passengers were also injured. All were later rescued. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
13 Strobel, KurtUffz3/ZG-1Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710411 (lost 6/7/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 7 June, 1944 after his ac was sd N of Caen, France. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Erich Dressler, Obs and Uffz Walter Schneider, R/O. No known graves (D.Drury).
14 Studt, ErichUffz1/13/19164/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3516 "1H + EM" (lost 9/6/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6 September, 1940 when his ac crashed into the Ijsselmeer at Amstelveen Holland (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Kuckelt, Obs (KIA, bur Yssel AR/10/227); Ogefr Walter Hubrich, R/O (KIA, bur Yssel CW/10/249); Gefr Theodor Schneider, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr Hans Kiessling, Gnr (MIA). Uffz Studt buried at Ysselsteyn AR/10/234 (D.Drury).
15 Wemhöner, HansUffz45/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 65 Sq. over Maidstone, the ac crashing near Denton, Kent (D.Drury). This one victory, a "shared" victory, a Fokker XXI over Amsterdam, 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Schneider & Walter Meyer). His first complete victory, a Spitfire I over Dordrecht, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A at Roubaix, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes north of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940.
16 Abbrederis, WalterUffz6/9/1919Dornbirn, Austria1/SG-10Fw 190F-8 "White 8" (lost 5/8/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 8 May, 1945, just 5 hours before the Armistice. He and four others were on a flight from Budweis to Sonthofen to avoid Russian captivity, when they were attacked by two P-51s near the southern tip of Lake Ammersee. His ac began to burn and crashed near Ingenried, area Kaufbeuren. In 1995, the remains of Abbrederis and his ac were found with numerous forms of ID. He is buried in the Sonthofen Cemetery. Source: Friedrich Braun (Ulm).
17 Absmayer, WalterUffz1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160385 "White 12" (lost 11/10/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140035 "White 2" (lost 11/30/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1943 after aerial combat with a Spitfire at Termoli. WIA 10 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at Aquino (Bf 109 Loss List).
18 Achilles, WernerUffz9/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # 550285 "1H + ET" (lost 7/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1944 following damage sustained during an attack on convoy UGS 46 off the coast of Algeria. The ac crashed at sea off the coast of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Wilhelm Specks, Fw Gerhard Ssheer and Uffz Willi Walter (D.Drury)..
19 Ackermann, GotthilfFw2/24/1919Sollbach, Krs. Murbach3/KG-40Fw 200C/U3 Werk # 0062 "F8 + Bl" (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission over the North Sea, approx 400 km NW of Lofoten. He was serving as Co-pilot with Oblt Walter Klomp (MIA also) this date. Source: B.Bines.
20 Adelmaier, ConradUffzErg/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0197 "4D +GA" (lost 4/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 April, 1942 on an operation at Map Quadrant 06 East/6266, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Josef Bock, Observer; Ogefr Walter Wilhelm, R/O and Ogefr Helmut Reppert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Alternate spelling:Adelmeier (Ju 88 Loss List).
21 Adolph, WalterHptm6/11/1913Fontanelle, Romania24Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (10/39), Stfkpt 8/JG-27, Kdr II/JG-26 (9/41)Bf 109E "Black 2" (5/40), Bf 109E-4 "Black << + -" (11/41), Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10028 "<< +" (lost 9/18/41)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross
EP(10/26/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by F/O Cyril Babbage, when he crashed his new Fw 190A-1 "10028" into the Channel near Ostende, off Blankenberge. While escorting shipping, he was the squadrons first Fw 190 combat casualty. Three weeks later, his body washed up on a Belgian beach at Knokke. Plus one victory was in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bad Driburg, 1 October, 1939. On 12 May, 1940, while still in 2/JG-1, he downed three Blenheims in the Maastricht & Lüttich areas. His 4th & 5th victories, both LeO-451s at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire S of Stanford on 7 September, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Spitfires at Maidstone on 11 October, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 8 July, 1941. 79 missions. According to JG-26 author, Donald Caldwell, his victories may have been as high as 28. Alternate spelling: Adolf.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
22 Agricola, WalterUffz45/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SE of Gardelegen on 6 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 at Wollin on 29 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 5 km E of L'Aigle on 10 June, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 in the St. Andre area on 25 June, 1944.
23 Ahrens, RudolfLt9/7/19192/KG-1 He 111H-3 Werk # unk "V4 + GK" (lost 8/18/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damagedby fighters of Nos. 32 & 65 Sqs., and made a wheels up landing at Snargate, near Dymchurch, Kent. The crew destroyed the ac using an incendiary device. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Ernst Katzmarski, Obs; Uffz Georg Schneider, R/O; Flg Kurt Natzke, Gnr and Uffz Helmut Gericke, Flt Engr (WIA & DOW 8/18/40). Gericke buried in the Hawkinge Cem., Plot O, Row 1, Gr 20 (D.Drury). Added: The pilot of No.65 Sq, was P/O Ernest Glaser (S.Youngs).
24 Aichele, ErwinHptm1901Stab I/JG-51Bf 109E-4 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 July, 1940 during aerial combat, crash landing on the Channel coast near the Audembert/Wissant airfield. Jager Blatt 6/2004. He attempted to make an emergency landing when the AC overturned and he was killed. At age 39 at the time, he was one of the oldest German fighter pilots.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Memorial to Aichele

!933 L-R: Fel Gudrun Pagge - Walter Oberst - Aichele - Theodore Osterkamp
25 Albers, Walter Wilhelm "Fritz"Lt1/17/1923HohensteinII/StG-2Ju 87D-5 Werk # 649 "T6 + CN (lost 8/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
EP (9/13/43 Post.), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 August, 1943; a collision, no further detail. DK-G Awards List. Added: Collision reported 5km SW of Dolgenkaya (LOCS).
26 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).
27 Albrecht, Richard ArnoldHptm12/6/1915AustriaII/KG-1 (5/43), NJG-101 (1/44), 8/NJG-3 (4/44), 2/Lichtbildstaffe (Photo Recon) Ju 88G Werk # 5341083(?) (lost 3/24/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 24 March, 1945, the AC crashing in the Uedemer Bruch, Kreis Kleve. Remaining crew (KIA): Walter Aglassinger, R/O; Uffz Gustav Thele and Heinrich Fuchsius. Albrecht and Aglassinger were buried in Weeze. Alternate spelling: Allbrecht. Jager Blatt 1/2003 & 3/2003.
28 Albrecht, SiegfriedFw2/17/1917Geroldswalde/E.Prus.5/NJG-3 (Schleswig) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620815 (or 620818) "D5 + BN" (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 26/27 December, 1944 when he failed to return from a war flight over the "Bulge", and his Ju 88 crashed at Malonne Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 54/544. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Berger, Uffz Heinz Haake and Uffz Hans Roch. Source: A. Rosseels & D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
29 Albrecht, WalterOgefr1/JG-5Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5688 (80% damage 3/23/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 March, 1943 northeast of Stavanger Norway, Map Quadrant 06 East/5073, due to engine failure, no further detail.
30 Amend, HermannUffz99/JG-5 (9/43 S.U.), IV/JG-5 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 August, 1944. His first known victory, three Soviet P-40s on 12 September, 1943, flying with Walter Schuck, who also downed three P-40s this same date. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 2 December, 1943. A 5th, A Boston III on 17 March, 1944. A 6th, a Boston III on 2 April, 1944. A 7th, another Boston III NE of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, both Il-2s near Vardö on 26 May, 1944.
31 Anders, WalterFw3/KG-3Ju 88A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
32 Andratschke, WolfgangLt4/KG-2Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260344 "U5 + IM" (lost 2/25/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Monchy-Humieres (F-60113), crashing at the Monchy Wood Firm. Remaining crew (KIA): Hptm Walter Pult, Uffz Ludwig Russ and Ogefr Emil Jehna. Source: A. Rosseels. Note, I selected Andratschke as the pilot, based on the fact that the usual practice is to list the pilot as the first name when the crew is identified.
33 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).
34 Apfel, WalterUffz3/ZG-26 Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6368 "5" (lost 12/22/43)Desttoyer Operational ClaspKIC 22 December, 1943 south of Oldenburg due to engine trouble. His unnamed R/O OK. LW Loss Report & Bf 110 Loss List
35 Appel, WalterGefr59/JG-27 (2/44), 8/JG-27 (5/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165214 "Red 1 + I" (lost 6/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Caen/Bayeux area. One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter S of Insel Samos on 9 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Beaufighter 4 km N of Insel Milos on 13 February, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 10 km N of Grubisno Polje on 23 April, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 on 12 May, 1944, no location. Magnus.
36 Aretz, WalterUffz1/8/1922Duisburg16/ZG-26Me 410 (most likely lost) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat. One known victory, a B-17 50 km NW of Stettin. He is buried in the Military Cemetery, Nordfriedhof, Düsseldorf.
37 Arlt, WalterOgefrNAGr.-1Fw 189A-2 Werk # 0266 (25% dam 9/10/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 10 September, 1943 by infantry fire at Woroschilowka. One other unnamed crewman also WIA. Obs Loss List
38 Arnold, KarlUffz3/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3794 "5J + KL" (lost 5/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5/6 May, 1941 after aerial combat with a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by P/O Meredith. Arnold had just completed his bombing run on Greenock when he was attacked four miles east of Cresswell. The AC banked sharply to starboard and dived towards the sea, exploding on impact. Remaining crew: Lt Walter Weisslener, Observer (MIA), Uffz Herbert Bhen, wireless operator (MIA) and Gefr Werner Willeke, mechanic (KIA).
39 Arnold, WalterFhjOfw89/JG-27 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413544 "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 8/18/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost on 18 August, 1944 during an emergency landing 30km NW of Paris, pilot returned. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SE of Marburg on 6 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Typhoon S of Evreux on 17 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-26 60 km SW of Aachen on 3 October, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at Mechernich on 17 December, 1944. His 7th, a P-51 in the Küstrin area on 24 March, 1945. His 8th, an Auster on 2 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
40 Arnold, WalterStbsFw1/Kdo. Sommer (2/45 N. Italy)Ar 234B-2 Werk # 140153 "T9 + HH" (lost 4/30/45)Observer Operational ClaspFlew reconnaissance missions over northern Italy. His operational flights ended 11 April, 1945, when his fuel tank was ruptured by enemy fire, too little time and material to repair for future flights. On 30 April, on orders from Hptm Sommers, he flew Ar 234B "T9 + FH" to Holzkirchen where he destroyed the AC so it would not end up in Allied hands. Wiki Luft data.
41 Arnold, WalterUffz8/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682682 "Blue 12" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the St Vith area.
42 Assmuth, AlbertUffz11/7/1915BochumStab IV/KG-27 He 111H-2 Werk # 2799 "1G + AF" (lost 7/8/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 July, 1941 when his ac was sd by fighters, and crashed into the English Channel. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Tessmer, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Max Patry, R/O (POW); Gefr Adolf Blecha, Flt Engr (KIA) and Gefr Walter Silkeit, Gnr (KIA). Each of the deceased is listed by the VDK as "being in a sea grave" and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
43 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.
44 Auernig, WalterLt4/20/1923Lavamünd3/JGr Süd, 13/JG-300 (Reinsdorf)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780675 "White 15" (lost 11/5/44 near Oberleutzendorf/Brüx)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 5 November, 1944 on a non-operational flight at Chuderin CZ, by Oberleutzendorf.
45 Baade, WalterUffz9/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18865 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 11/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 November, 1943 during aerial combat south of Schweinfurt.
46 Bacher, GerhardUffz9/11/1921GammelbergFFS A/B 9 (Grottkau) Fw 58C-2 Werk # 1253 "NG + LF" (lost 1/15/44) Pilot Badge (Instructor) KIC with four student pilots, 15 January, 1944 during a training flight, crashing at Heidelberg bei Bad Landeck, Lower Silesia (now Voivodeship, Poland), after accidental ground contact. The four students (KIC): Gefr Walter Brecht (geb 10/13/23 Speyer), Uffz Walter Christ (geb 12/13/23 Olbersdorf), Uffz Gerhard Friese (geb 9/24/23 Aussig) and Flg Kurt Thurau (geb 10/22/24 Lindenau). Pilot Uffz Bacher, Gefr Brecht, and Uffz Christ are believed buried in Grodkow Poland. Uffz Friese is commemorated in the collective cemetery at Marianske Lanze. Flg Thurau is beleived buried at Wrzosowka, Poland (D.Drury).
47 Bachfelden, Alfred Prank vonLt3/KG-53He 111H-4 Werk # 3235 "A1 + LL" (lost 5/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 4 May, 1941 after his ac was damaged by a night fighter, and made a forced landing at Sharrington, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Gefr Blasius Regnat, Obs (POW); Gefr Bruno Kauhardt, R/O (KIA, bur CC/5/10/228) and Uffz Walter Richter, Flt Engr (POW) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: von Bachselten.
48 Bäcker, WalterOfw12/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682005 "Black 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat, no location. Mombeek.
49 Bader, WalterUffzI/JG-2Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4063 (80% dam 10/29/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crash landed with wounds 29 October, 1940 at Theville airfield as a result of friendly flak fire.
50 Baer, PeterOfhr11/10/1924Marburg, LahnStab III/JG-53 (9/44 Mörtitz)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 442001 "< 4 + 1" (lost 9/11/44) Fighter Operational Clasp in bronze KIA 11 September, 1944 when he collided with a P-51 of 358FS, 355FG, piloted by Capt Walter L. Morgan. Baers 109 crashed near Hattenhausen, while Capt Morgan was also killed when his P-51 crashed nearby. This was Baers first combat mission. He was buried at Höchen-Schwand.
51 Bähr, WalterOfwAufkl.Gr.122 (9/40 to 5/43)Ju 88D-2Observer Operational ClaspMIA 15 May, 1943 near Saloniki-Sarabus, Ukraine. Flugbuch. Added: His first flight occured in September, 1940. He went MIA on his 944th flight (R.Randall). Alternate spelling: Baehr.
52 Baier, ErnstUffz1/26/1922Giengen7/KG-53He 111H-16 Werk # 161767 (lost 11/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspSource: www.leteckabadatelna.cz, Luftwaffe losses in Czechoslovakia via P.Krejci & P.Bartosik. Pilot reported killed, Pradedem, 11/30/43. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Heinz Winkler, Gefr Gottfried Michel, Ogefr Paul Mlosch and Ogefr Günther Harbig. Ground crew: Ogefr Karl Vanek, Fw Adolf Steiner and Gefr Walter Eichhof. Added: Correct crash location is Zubri, Cz. Rep (Zubern in German). Known burials: Uffz Baier, the War Cem. at Giengen an der Brenz, Germany, Field N, Row III, Gr 39. Ogefr Vanek buried in Vienna Austria, Wien Zentralfriehof, Gruppe 97, Blk 5, Row 12, Gr 91. Ogefr Harbig's body was not recovered by the VDK, and is remembered in the War Cem. at Nadolice Wielkie, Poland (D.Drury).
53 Baldauf, FritzFw4/KG-26 (10/39 Lüneburg), 8/KG-26 (8/40)He 111H Werk # Unk "1H + NM" (lost 10/9/39), He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FS" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission to the coast of Northumberland, County Durham, when they were sd into the sea east of Middlesbrough, and captured. Remaining crew (all POW); Lt Adolf Renner, Observer, Ogefr Wilhelm Rössinger, wireless operator, Gefr Walter Lorenz, mechanic and Uffz Christoph Schumann, gunner. Earlier, on 9 October, 1939, he and his crew were taken prisoner after making an emergency landing in a field in Nymindegab, Denmark due to low fuel. The crew were on an anti-shipping operation with five other He 111's. Before being captured, they were able to set the ac onfire. They remained POW's until the German occupation, 9 April, 1940. Remaining crew (all uninjured): Uffz Hermann Gutacker, Obs; Ofw Adolf Friedrich Düring, R/O and Uffz Erich Scheinert, Mech. Source: "Air War Over Denmark". Alternate spelling: Waldauf.
54 Ballay, WalterOfw9/KGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
55 Baltruschat, WalterOfw210/JG-300, NJG-11Fw 190A-8 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito E of Berlin on 12 September, 1944. A 2nd Mosquito, same day, SW of Berlin.
56 Bammer, WalterOblt1(H)/11, (H)/12Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
57 Baptist, WalterFw4(F)/11 (S.U.) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 1764 "6M + LM" (lost 6/3/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Kirow-Kaluga 3 June, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The actual crash location was Maloyaroslavets, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, SW of Moscow. The cause was a ramming by an ac of 562 IAP, piloted by Jr/Lt Mikhail Alexandrovich Rodionov, who was killed attempting to land afterwards. He was posthumously made "Hero of the Soviet Union". Remaining German crew (MIA): Ofw P.Mierzowski, Obs; Fw E.Kolb, R/O and Uffz G.Celler, Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
58 Barde, WalterMaj23II/NJG-1 (11/40), Stfkpt 4/NJG-1 (3/41), Kdr III/NJG-3 (10/43)Bf 110Night Fighter Operational ClaspA former Flak Officer, he came to II/NJG-1 in November 1940. He scored 23 victories between September 1941 to 20-21 March, 1945. (Strange I never ran across any in all the OKL Claims.) Jager Blatt 2/2001 & 1/2002.
59 Barger, WalterLtIII/ZG-1 (Africa)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 775 (lost 10/2/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 2 October, 1942 attempting a force landing after being attacked by fighters, location not reported.
60 Barlau, WalterFw8/12/19224/NAGr-12 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19937 "White 15 + -" (lost 8/26/43) Night Observer Operational Clasp MIA 26 August, 1943, crashing at Philippville, probably due to icing. Added: "German Losses Over Malta" states he was sd and taken prisoner and his unit was III/JG-77.
61 Barte, WalterMaj10/10/191117Stab II/NJG-1 (9/41), I/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-1 (9/42), Kdr III/NJG-3 (10/43 to end)Ju 88G in III/NJG-3, Bf 110D-3 Werk # Unk "G9 + FM" in /NJG-1 (St Trond)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


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

L-R: Barte - Pieper - Unknown

Barte's Bf110 based at St. Trond (courtesy Herman Mertens)
62 Bartelmesz, WalterFw15/JG-11 (5/43 Jever)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173073 "Yellow 7" (lost 8/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Mourmelon-le-Grand area. His one known victim, a B-17 near Hollig Südfall on 19 May, 1943, an Uffz at the time. .
63 Bartels, WernerOblt5/28/1902III/JG-26 Technical Officer (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6296 Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down and seriously wounded 24 July, 1940 by an RAF No. 65 Squadron Spitfire at Northdown, Margate, England. The AC was displayed at Croydon, England. He was repatriated in 1943 and joined the Me 262 Program.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Clockwise from left: JG26 Group: Lt. Walter Blume (POW 18 Aug 40), Lt. Werner Bartels (POW 24 Jul 40), Lt. Josef Schauff (KIA 24 Jul 40), Lt. Klaus Mietusch (KIA Sept 17 44), Oblt. Gerhard 'Gerd' Schöpfel, Lt. Gerhard Mueller-Dühe (KIA 18 Aug 40), and Lt. Gustav Sprick (KIA 28 Jun 41) (in front) - Chièvres, late May 1940.
64 Barthe, WalterMajKdr III/NJG-3 (5/45)Ju 88GNight Fighter Operational Clasp
65 Bartmann, HelmutUffzAir/Sea Rescue Unit (Seenot)He 59B-2 "D-ASUO" (lost 7/14/40) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp POW 14 July, 1940; their Red Cross adorned ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 54 Sq while looking for a downed Bf 109 pilot. They made a force landing at Goodwin Sands and the ac was towed to Ramsgate, Kent. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Walter Anders, Obs; Uffz Erich Schiele, R/O and Fw Günther Maywald, Mech (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
66 Bartsch, WalterOfw1/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2033 "T6 + KH" (lost 4/27/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 April, 1942 at the Leningrag Harbor, cause unknown, no mention of crew. Ju 87 Loss List
67 Bartstuber, WalterUffzJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove)Ar 96B-3 Werk # 4490 (lost)Student PilotInjured in a traning accident when he crashed into Lyby Bay, north of Skive, believed to be due to pilot error. He was hospitalized in Skive for treatment. Source: Air War over Denmark.
68 Bäsell, WalterOgefr4/15/1917Hohenprenz, Mecklenburg8/JG-3Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2755" (lost 8/18/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Hurricane of No. 1 Sq, piloted by S/L David Pemberton, crashing at Blue House Farm, Milebush, Staplehurst, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Plot 1, Row 12, Gr 492. Source: M.Croft & D.Drury.
69 Basenau, WalterUffzI/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2447 (lost 7/8/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 8 July, 1943 when he flew into the ground at the Conches airfield.
70 Bässler, SiegfriedLt3/7/1915Tuitlingen1/KG-30 (12/40 Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88A Werk # Unk (lost 12/4/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 4 December, 1940; crashed at Emaus, a hamlet in the municipality of Hollands Kroon, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Mahne (geb 10/27/14, Pecheloh) and Fw Walter Kullick (geb 6/16/14 Ketrzyn, near Rostenburg, Pol.). The deceased were initially buried at Woensel (Eindhoven), reburied 5 April, 1949 at Ysselsteyn, Blk Z, Row 2: Mahne Gr 26, Kullick Gr 27, Bässler Gr 28. Source: Find-A-Grave, F.Munckhof. NOTE: Crew designations unknown, pilot selection mine.
71 Bastian, WalterFw1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140074 "L1 + EH" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1942 near Sardinia; shot down by carrier borne fighters of No 800 Sqduring Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
72 Bauer, WalterLt19/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 50 km N of Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944.
73 Bauer, WalterFwFl.ü.G.-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550730 (35% dam 1/12/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot and unnamed crew injured when their Ju 88 overturned during an emergency landing at Oppeln 12 January, 1944. This happened on a delivery flight.
74 Baur, WalterLt39/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440924 "Yellow 4 + I" (lost 7/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 July, 1944 during aerial combat in the Seine-Mündung area. One known victory, his 2nd and 3rd, both B-17s, one of which was HSS, E of Nangis (Fr.?) on 14 June, 1944. They were labeled nos. 2 & 3, however, I never did see the 1st in either the Wood or the Perry lists.
75 Bay, WalterLt5/22/1922Reutlingen3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144119 "B3 + BL" (lost 7/7/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 July, 1944 when he failed to return from a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, France, cause unknown. Remaining crew: FhjFw Franz Pielot, Obs (KIA); Fw Franz Aderbauer, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Hans Henne, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, France, Blk 17, Row 4: Lt Bay, Gr 170; FhjFw Pielot, Gr 171 and Uffz Henne, Gr 169 (D.Drury).
76 Beck, LudwigOfw7/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140049 (70% dam 9/23/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Oblt Hermann Schneider and two unnamed crew at St Pietro 23 September, 1942 due to an engine fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
77 Beck, WalterUffz4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430279 "F6 + NM" (lost 4/12/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer StbsFw Erich Neumann and two other unnamed crew at the Kuban bridgehead 12 April, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
78 Becker, SiegfriedUffz1Flugzeugführer 1/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3208 "3M + KH" (lost 8/25/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940 after being shot down at Priory Farm, East Holme, near Wareham. He and his gunner, Ogefr Walter Wöpzel (or Wötzel), bailed safely, and taken POW, the victims of F/O Agazarian & Gaunt of 609 Sq. (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23 west of Krakau, 12 September, 1939.
79 Becker, WalterFhjFw510/JG-5 (12/43), 6/JG-3Fw 190A-2 & A-3, Bf 109G-2
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter on 8 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Helmstedt area on 29 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 on 12 May, 1944, no location. A 4th, a B-24 at Wollin on 29 May, 1944.
80 Becker, WalterUffz8/StG-77 (Russia)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5760 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 December, 1942 SW of Smolensk making an emergency landing after becoming disorientated. The AC sustained 60% damage. His wireless operator, Uffz Karl Heinz Grossmann was injured.
81 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).
82 Behnisch, HeinzOfwBf 110E Werk # 3460 (lost 6/11/43)Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 11 June, 1943 when his AC was hit by gound fire and crashed by Alibay in the East. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Walter Reim, R/O and Heinz Karau, Mechanic. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
83 Behrend, WalterOfw1/KGzbV-9Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
84 Behrendt, WalterHptm3/5/1911Stffüh 7/Erg.TGr (6/44), Stfkpt 3/Erg.TGr (6/44 Rechlin)Ar 232B-09 Werk # 0110031 "GD + XP" (factory) later "G6 + UY" (11/44)Transport Operational Clasp Photo online (falkeeins-blogspot) & H.D.Zemke.
85 Beims, WalterLt7/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5748 (lost 12/28/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 December, 1942; crashed during a non-combat flight, burned, cause unknown. No further detail known. Alternate spelling: Beins.
86 Belz, JosefMaj9/28/1909Kindelsdorf KGr.z.b.V-500 (12/42), Stfkpt 7/Erg.TG (8/43-6/44), 2/KG-200 (11/44) Ju 52, Ar 232, Fw 200, Ju 188, He 111 Werk # Unk (lost 11/2/44)
RK (12/23/42)
EP (1/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944, cause unknown. His ac crashed 3km east of the Gross Schiemann airfield, near Ortelsburg (Traces of War & LOCS).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Ar 232 A-101

The first and only unit fully equipped with Ar 232 was the 7./Erg.TG. (Supplementary transport squadron). Their formation, in Schönwalde near Berlin, was apparently ordered as early as June 1943, probably on the 15th. The first squadron commander, Walter Meltzer (Knights Cross) from III./TG 1, had been appointed, but together with the group commander the l./Erg.TG., Major Kurt Wendorff, in a test flight with the Ar 232 A-03, VD + YC, he was fatally injured in Schönwalde along with Oblt. Helmut Jardon, Offz.z.b.V., Ofw. Albert Klenk, Bordmechaniker, and Uffz. Heinrich Gräf, Bordfunker, all of the 7./Erg.TG. Meltzer's successor was Major Josef Belz. While he and a few other members of the squadron, including Ofw. Max Limbrecht, had already been instructed in the new pattern at the factory, it was not until December 1943 that the A-02 aircraft in Schönwalde could be deployed. That same month, the squadron was relocated to Eger. There it received three more machines in January (A-06, A-09 and B-06) and another two in February 1944. The last two should have been at least one more B, most likely the B-05.

87 Berg, Walter vonFwII/NJG-3Bf 110C & DNight Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1942 when hit by return fire from a British Wellington. He and R/O Fw Walter Heidenreich were able to bail out, but his chute did not open. Heidenreich survived.
88 Berger, WalterLt113/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360165 "F8 + LX" (lost 11/1/42) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 1 November, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory. a Wellington shared with Kaltenbrünner at the Bay of Biscay on 29 September, 1942.
89 Berger, WalterUffzII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 6/JG-26 (9/43)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57306 "Brown 8" (lost 9/6/43)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 6 September, 1943 in his "Brown 8" during aerial combat with a Spitfire 12 km NE of Poix.
90 Berger, WalterOfw4/1/1912Thale2/NJG-6 Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713516 "2Z + QK" (lost 12/6/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 6 December, 1944; aerial combat with a Mosquito at Bad Homburg. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Walter Hermann (geb 1/28/1922 Sandberg)(KIA); 2nd R/O Uffz Emil Berneiser (WIA) and Gnr Ogefr Gerhard Steinmüller (geb 11/6/1924 Pfauen) (KIA).
91 Bergmann, WilhelmOblt12/28/19219/KG-4 (6/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 7026 "5J + FT" (lost 6/14/42), He 111H-6 Werk # 7481 (lost 7/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA (KIA?) 27 July, 1942 during aerial combat with fighters. His Werk # 7481 made an emergency landingin the area of Pl.Qu.3917. Remaining crew (recovered from behind lines): Uffz Arno Werner (Co-Pilot); Ogefr Bernhard Brodatzki, R/O; and Uffz Walter Scholz, Flt Engr. The pilot believed responsible for their rescue may have been Lt Werner Utter. Earlier, on 14 June, 1942, Lt Bergmann was involved in a crash landing following AA fire at Luga, S of Lenningrad. Remaining crew: Stfkpt Hptm Karl Otto Hesse, Obs; Ogefr Bernhard Brodatzki, R/O; and Uffz Walter Scholz, Flt Engr. Three of the four known to survive the crash (D.Drury & DK-G Awards List). Oblt Bergmann declared deceased 21 May, 1970.
92 Berke, HerbertLt2/KGr-100 (Chartres)He 111H-3 Werk # 3212 "6N + HK" (lost 7/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 6 July, 1941; failed to return from an operation to Lowestoft, Suffolk, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Johannes Hasnpf (or Hampf), Obs; Fw Herbert Schuster, R/O; Fw Walter Kryschak, Flt Engr and Uffz fritz Ritter, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Betke.
93 Berlinska, WalterUffz32/JG-302Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, his nos. 1 & 2, both B-24s W of Budapest on 2 July, 1944. His 3rd B-24 E of Neusiedlersee on 16 July, 1944.
94 Besemüller, WalterUffzIV/JG-300Bf 109G-14 (lost 2/1/45 at the Altenow airfield)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
95 Beste, Walter (name is Best, see Search Tips for explanation)Ogefr11/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0200 "4D + FV" (lost 5/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 May, 1942 after failing to return from a mission against the northeast sector of England. RAF Beaufighters of No. 406 Sq. were known to be operating in this area at this time.
96 Beuchel, WalterFw15(Sturm)/JG-300 (1/45 Schönfeld)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173859 (lost 2/14/45), 2nd A-8 lost 3/10/45 no loc.
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 February, 1945 in the Sachsen area, cause unknown. Must have returned to have lost a 2nd A-8 in March! One known victory, a B-17 in the Artern area, W of Leipzig, on 7 October, 1944.
97 Bezner, HeinrichFw11/JG-53(9/39; 5/40 Douzy)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-3 (5/40) EK 2(9/10/39)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat, suffered engine damage and crashed at Portland (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux west of Saarbrücken, 10 September, 1939, for which he received the 2nd EK 2 authorized in WWII, the first going to his Staffel-mate Ofw Walter Grimmling. Bezner was Grimmlings wingman.
98 Biberger, RudolfOblt12/8/1921Nausham, Niederbayern8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% Dam)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report mentions a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.15. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Helmut Meyer, geb 10/27/1921, Co-pilot; Lt Karl Markert, geb 3/3/1910, R/O; Uffz Erich Pfeifer, geb 2/21/1922, R/O; Uffz Fredo Max Sander, geb 8/6/1920, R/O and Uffz Heinz Neubauer, geb 10/1/1922, Mech. Source: B.Bines. Added: Flyvrak Norway reports their wingtip struck the ground during a low level pass, causing the crash. All deceased said to be buried in Havstein Cem. and two survived, Ogefr's Horst Telemann and Walter Küster. See Karl Markert for more detail.
99 Bibra, Ernst Fhr vonMaj9/23/1910AachenII(K)/LG-1 (6/39), Stfkpt 7/KG-51 ('40), Kdr III/KG-51 (11/41 - 2/43 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 885502 "9K + AA" (15% dam 8/23/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3777 "??" (lost 2/15/43)
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 February, 1943; crashed near Slawjansk, in the Donez River area, Russia, no further detail. Crash landed his Wk# 885502 on 23 August, 1942, after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant 3135. Two of his crew were injured. Oblt Werner Poppenburg landed behind enemy line and picked up Bibra and crew. Added: Remaining crew (injured 8/23/42): Ogefr Günther Heyde, Obs & Ogefr Walter Repinski, R/O. Remaining crew (KIA 2/15/43): Lt Karl Mayrhofer, Obs; Fw Robert Meyer, R/O and Uffz Phillip Alleborn, Gnr (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
100 Bicke, JosefOfwI/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1049 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 April, 1942 as a result of a mid-air collision at Oulu Norway with another Ju 88 of KG-30, piloted by Hptm Gottfried Hafer (also KIC). Both were on a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Heinrich Hellenkamp, Observer; Ofw Alois Lüthgart, R/O; Ofw Walter Horn, Gunner and Fw Emil Kagel, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.

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