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1 Ademeit, HorstMaj2/8/1912Breslau1661/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6220 (lost 9/18/40), Bf 109F in S.U., FW 190 Werk # 1185 with 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550528, Bf 109A-5 Werk # 155960 "Black <<" (lost 8/7/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA 7 August, 1944. Brought down by Infantry fire behind Russian lines near Dünaburg S.U. in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (15) 5960. Never heard from again. Brought down over English Channel in 1940 and rescued by Seenot. His 1st known Soviet victory, one of many, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941, a Fw at the time. Another Soviet, an I-16 on 27 August, 1941. A Yak-1 at Leningrad on 5 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A P-40 N of Leningrad on 6 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 18 June, 1943. An La-5 on 12 July, 1943. Two La-5s, a Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s and an La-5 on 2 August, 1943. Four La-5s and two Pe-2s on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2, an La-5 and a P-39 on 21 July, 1944. Approximately 600 combat missions.
2 Amberg, HorstLt6/30/1921Gera, ThüringenLKS-3, SG-101, E.SKG-10, Stffüh.4 & 5/NSGr-4 (S.U.)Fw 190F & G
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp in Gold
180 combat missions, 150 by Night. Post-war Luftwaffe Pensioner. Deceased 5 May, 2004. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
3 Anke, HorstOgefr7/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411451 "White 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 February, 1944 over Goslar.
4 Appelt, HorstOfw12/19/1915Dresden-Saxony6/KG-4He 111
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP (3/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
5 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).
6 Baldauf, HorstLt2(F)/22 (Observer)Do 17 P & F and He 111H
RK(8/8/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 10 June, 1944 at Winniza.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Leutnant Horst Baldauf (May 24, 1920 - June 10, 1944) was one of the best reconnaissance pilots owned by Aufklärungsgruppe 22. The aircraft that he usually piloted were Dornier Do 17 P & F and Heinkel He 111H. He was lost on duty in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, on June 10, 1944. Until this moment his fate was not known with certainty, but most likely his plane had been shot down by Soviet aircraft. For his dedication Baldauf was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes posthumously on August 8, 1944 as Leutnant and Beobachter in 2. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 22 / Luftwaffen-Kommando Don. At that time the unit (Aufklärungsgruppe 22) was dissolved! Other medals and awards he received: Fliegerführerabzeichen, Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse; Eisernes Kreuz I.Klasse; Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42 (1942); Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (September 21, 1942); Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold mit Anhänger; and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (June 24, 1943)
7 Baumann, HorstUffz3/JG-51 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 465303 (lost 2/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1945 northwest of Graudenz, cause unknown.
8 Baumgart, HorstUffz8/1/1923Breslau8/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ES" (lost 7/31/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 31 July, 1944 when his ac was sd by flak south of Saint Lo, Manche, France. Another source suggests the location was either Gavre (Gavray?) or Les Mesnil-Herman. Remaining crew: Ogefr Bruno Richard Sitek, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Ernst Specht, R/O (POW) and Uffz Ernst Kaupa, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, France, among the unknowns (D.Drury). Added: A new source, Combat Report RAF 219 Sq, BS/219/18, reveals the strong possibility that Uffz Baumgart and crew were sd by a Bradwell Bay Mosquito NF XXX, piloted by F/Lt E.W.Campbell & Nav-R/O WO G.H.Lawrence, N.E of Avrances at 0005 Hours, 1 August, 1944 (A.Barnwell, Grandson, 3/2021).
9 Bauschke, HorstHptm6/8/1920Berlin, NeuköllnStab/Aufkl.Gr.11 (5/42 S.U.), 2(H)/21 8/43), 6(H)/Aufkl.Gr.12 (disband 5/44), 8/NAGr-8 (5/44 to end)Hs 126B, Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
Began his Luftwaffe flying career as a FhjUffz in August, 1940. Served as a Short Range Reconnaissance Pilot in Russia. Known bases: Herzogenaurach 2/44 to 8/44, Olita & Raczki during Aug, 1944, Polangen Sept & Oct, 1944, Eichwalde Oct to Dec, 1944, Mackfitz 12/44 to 2/45, and Prenzlau 2/45 to 3/45. Documents found on-line.
10 Bauwerker, HorstUffz10/SKG-10 (Tunisia)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5855 "White H (lost 4/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1943 after being hit by flak northeast of Qued Zarga.
11 Becker, HorstFw11/26/191918/NJG-1 (Twente)Bf 110D & E, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720024 "G9 + LS" (lost 1/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 crashed at De Lutte (gem. Losser) Holland on 14 January, 1944, cause unknown (DeSwart). Pilot KIC, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-226. Remaining crew (KIC): Obs Uffz Karl Allmendinger, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-227 and R/O Helmut Knauck, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-228 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Halifax S of Hameln on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time.
12 Becker, HorstLt4/24/1922Bluesenbach, Cologne4/KG-2Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260238 "U5 + BM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14/15 March, 1944 during a night attack on London, when he was shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 488 Sq., piloted by S/L S.L. Bunting (DFC). The AC was struck on the starboard engine, which caught fire and the AC veered sharply to starboard and dove into the ground on White House Farm, near Chelmsford, Essex, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Gerhard Bartolain, Observer; Uffz Albert Lange, R/O; Uffz Gunter Goecking, Gunner 1 and Ofw Heinrich Litschke, Gunner 2.
13 Beeg, RobertLt1(F)/123 (Channel) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430069 "4U + GH" (lost 8/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew 25 August, 1942; crashed into a hill at Yard Farm, Wroxall, Isle of Wight due to poor visibility, One other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). One known unnamed crew, Gefr Rudi Schorler (geb 8/8/1919) KIA, bur CC, Blk 8, Gr 22. The other, Uffz Horst Schwarz, KIA, bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 250 (Luftwaffe graves UK).
Cannock Chase
14 Beeger, HorstMaj6/8/1913BautzenStfkpt 3/LG-1 (4/41 Med), Kdr III/KG-101 (8/43)He 111H in LG-1, JU 88A-5 Werk # 4255 "L1 + HL" (lost 4/16/41), Ju 88A in both

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/18/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) with crew 16 April, 1941 off Chalkis, cause not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List). He is credited with sinking the British Cruiser "York" in May 1941. He flew his first missions over Poland on the He 111 (Iron Cross, Second Class on 31/10/1939). Converted to Ju 88. Early1940 Beeger in action in the Norway and Western Campaigns. From July 1940 to March 1941 he flew against targets in the south of England and enemy shipping in the Channel. On 1/10/1940, Oberleutnant Beeger named Staffelkapitän of 3./LG 1. 1941-04-16, in Balkans Campaign, Beeger’s Ju 88 A-5, WerkNr. 4255, L1 + HL shot down by anti-aircraft fire north of Chalkis. After a forced landing behind enemy lines, Beeger and his crew made their way to the German lines. In May 1941 he and his Staffel played a major role in the Geschwader’s successful operations against British warships in the waters around Crete. Staffel had sunk 17 merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. In addition to these anti-shipping operations, Beeger and his Staffel also mined the Suez Canal and bombed targets in North Africa. On 1943-02-01 took over III./KG 101, a training unit based at Cognac in the south of France, and served as Kommandeur until 14/8/1943. Attached to HQ of KG 101 until the beginning of March 1944, then assigned to the staff of the General der Kampfflieger. In October 1944 he was named supply officer in the Geschwaderstab of KG 53 and was responsible for the delivery of V1 flying bombs to the unit. From December 1944 until the end of the war, Beeger was attached to Stab KG 200. He was promoted to Major March 1945. Deceased 6 November, 2005, Almunecar, Spain.
15 Bengsch, HorstMaj4/17/1913Elsenheim ?1 5/KG-3, Erg/NJG-2 (6/42), Kdr III/KG-3 (1/44), Kdr I/NJG-7 (2/44), Kdr IV/NJG-2 (10/44) Ju 88G in all three units, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620298 "4R + EE" (lost 1/24/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA the night of 23/24 January, 1945; failed to return from a night mission in the Konin-Kutno area. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofhr Alfons Efers and Uffz Peter Fuchs. One known victory, a Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. into the sea 60 km W of Walcheren the night of 16-17 June, 1942, a Hptm at the time (Chorley). Alternate spelling: Bensch (Chorley, RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942)
16 Bergeest, HarryUffz6/26/19227/NJG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 720321 "R4 + BR" (lost 2/15/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 15 February, 1944; his Ju 88 crashed at the Twente Holland airfield, blinded by searchlights during his landing approach. Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Gefr Alfred Artmann (7/12/1922) and Engr Ogefr Horst Bühring (12/19/1921). All buried Ysselsteyn Block Q, Row 10, Graves 237, 238 and 239. (DeSwart & Lost Aircraft Report).
17 Berger, GeorgOblt18/JG-5 (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 NE of Hamingsberg on 17 March, 1944. Although this victory is credited to a Georg Berger, it may very well actually be Horst Berger, also an Oblt in 8/JG-5 at the same time, with two victories this same date!
18 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stafkpt 8/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F "Black 14", Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.
19 Bernhard, HorstOfhrJG-105 (12/43 Chartres Fr.)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 April, 1945. Served with Ruthard von Richthofen. Jager Blatt.
20 Bernhardt, HorstOfhr4/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210964 "Blue 15" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 January, 1945 in his "Blue 15" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. near Osnabrück. He was so severely injured that he did not return to JG-26.
21 Besser, Horst vonOblt2(K)/88 (Spain), 8/KG-26 (4/40)He 111H-4 "1H + LS" (dam 4/9/40), He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Franz Brehm, Observer, Uffz Alfons Rehm, wireless operator, Uffz Eberhard Hofmann, mechanic and Uffz Franz Reichert, gunner. Added: Shot down over the North Sea in the vicinity of Newcastle UK, no further detail (LOCS).
22 Beyer, HorstUffz86/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9156 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 7/11/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 July, 1941, cause and location not reported. One known victory, his 1st, a DB-3 on 22 June, 1941. Magnus.
23 Beyling, HorstObstKdr KG-102 (9/44)He 111P & Ju 88ABomber Operational Clasp
24 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.
25 Biebrach, Hans Dietrich (Peter?) ObltStab I/KG-1He 111H-3 Werk # 3324 "V4 + AB" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 5 September, 1940 after his ac was sd by a Blenheim of No.25 Sq., piloted by P/O Michael J.Herrick, and crashed near Rendlesham, Suffolk, killing the remaining crew. Remaining crew (bur CC): Maj Ludwig Maier, Grp Kdr I/KG-1, Obs (bur 1/6/224); Oblt Job Graf Wilhelm von Rittberg, Obs (bur 1/8/313); Ofw Erwin Stockert, R/O (bur 1/6/220) and Uffz Horst Bendig, Flt Engr (bur 1/6/223) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
26 Biedermann, HorstFw9/27/19201/NSG-2Ju 87 (lost 3/28/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 March, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters at Willingshausen. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Bölling and Gnr Fw Lothar Schmidt (1/7/1919)
27 Bilfinger, HorstFwI/JGr-Süd (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 15915 "Green 5" (lost 8/17/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Monscha.
28 Binder, HorstOfhr17/JG-11Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550760 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing in the area of Vechta (Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Fehmarn Is. on 11 April, 1944.
29 Blanke, HorstUffz19/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5223 (dam 12/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew 11 December, 1943, crashed near Wilhelmshaven after aerial combat (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943.
30 Blankenburg, RudolfFw2/11/1920Barntrup6/KG-2 Do 217E-2 Werk # 5365 "U5 + BP" (lost 6/29/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 5453 "U5 + EP" (lost 8/19/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 when he failed to return from a mission to Dieppe in his E-4. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Horst Schwandt, Obs; Uffz Heinz Depping, R/O and Uffz Max Paul Feige, Mech.. Fw Blankenburg buried at Bourdon 32/13/500; Uffz Schwandt bur in Sankt Peter-Ording D/VII/1 (his hometown); Uffz Depping buried Bourdon 19/1/27 and Uffz Fiege buried Ev-Luth Friedhof, Wittmuns, Gr 9 (D.Drury). He an his E-2 crew were uninjured the night of 28/29 June 1942 from damage on the Weston-s-Mare raid. His AC crashed at Creil Fr. at 03:05 hours, the victim of a Mosquito, DD638, of RAF No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O Hodgkinson and Sgt Roe Bristol Past, J.Penny).
31 Blech, HorstUffz5/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140421 "B3 + HN" (lost 1/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew at Tamet-West 15 January, 1943, cause unknown, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
32 Blume, Horst RudigerLt1/26/1924Halberstadt38/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen & Volkel), 11/NJG-3 (11/44) Ju 88G Werk # 620172 "4R + HS" (lost 11/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 November, 1944 in a non-operational crash south of Lübbecke (Boiten). Remaining crew (disp unk): Ogefr Kautz, Uffz Schulz and Uffz Wilhelm (M.Balss). One known victory, a "4 mot" on 13 August, 1944, no location given. Added: The ac crashed at Obermehnen, Dist Minden-Lübbecke. The cause of the crash was bad weather. Remaining crew (all KIC; buried "Unter den Linden",Gütersloh): Ogefr Siegfried Kautz, R/O (geb 7/17/24 Dresden, Gr 73); Uffz Waldemar Schultz, Mech 1 (geb 3/20/20 Hamburg, Gr 71) and Uffz Wilhelm Rudolf, Mech 2 (geb 11/17/22 Greifenberg, Gr 72). Pilot Lt Blume buried Grave 70 (U.Klitsch 10/2020).
33 Bochmann, HorstUffz14Stab II/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk# 3764 "Black < + -" (lost 8/1/41)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1941; Aerial combat, forced landing, near Grigoriupol. One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufort 35 km northwest of Morlaix vs RAF No. 217 Sq, 1 Feb., 1941. Mombeek MIA List.
34 Bock, Karl HeinzOblt10/17/19176/KG-26 (3/41)He 111H-6 Werk # 4433 "1H + EP" (lost 1/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/17/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with his entire crew, 26 January, 1942, when his ac crashed into the sea N of Heraklion, Crete, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger War Cem. at Maleme, Chania, Crete, Blk 1): Ofw Herbert Schütz, Obs (Gr 387); Uffz Horst Brückner, R/O (Gr 386); Fw Hans Katen, Flt Engr (Gr 389) and Gefr Willi Wittich, Gnr (Gr 390). Pilot Oblt Bock buried in Grave 388 (D.Drury). One of two AC sent to attack shipping west of Crete on 19 March, 1941.
Maleme, Greece
35 Bodner, GerhardFwWekusta 2He 111H-2 Werk # 2740 (dam 2/12/41)Meteorological Operational Claspis ac reported damaged 12 February, 1941 when he crashed at the Brest/Lanveoc airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew (dispo unk): Reg Rat Herbert Müller, Uffz Horst Russbild, R/O and Uffz Rudi Michel, Gnr/Mech (absa3945)
36 Boecker, HeinrichHptm4/14/1912Spenge3/LG-1 (5/41 Crete, 8/41/Med), Stfkpt 12/LG-1, numerous Staff positionsJu 88A-5 Werk # 2262 "L1 + LL" (interned 5/22/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6311 "L1 + SL" (lost 8/6/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Wk# 6311 was reported lost 6 August, 1941, fuel pump failure, landing near the shore at Fethiye. The remaining crew interned in Ankara. Boecker eventually repatriated and became Stfkpt in 12/LG-1. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Mössner, Obs; Gefr Kurt Hüttl, R/O and Gefr Horst Täsch (or Hans Tesch?, see below), Gnr. Wk# 2262 was reported lost (interned) 22 May, 1941, hit by AA fire over Crete, force landed in Turkey. Pilot and crew repatriated uninjured. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Mössner, Obs; Fw Fritz Jährling, R/O and Gefr Hans Tesch, Gnr (Özkan Türker). Deceased 2 February, 1987, Bielefeld.
37 Boeddecker, HorstUffz6/JG-27 (Fels) Bf 109G Werk # Unk (dam 8/30/44) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp WIA 30 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria. Alternate spelling: Bödecker.
38 Bogdahn, HorstUffz1/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550190 "White ?" (70% dam 9/8/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 8 September, 1943; hit an obstruction at Samolubowka during a force landing attempt due to a fuel shortage.
39 Böhmke, Karl HeinzUffz12/31/1918Altenessen Fliegerwaffenschule (See), Parow Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3760 (lost 11/14/43) Maritime Operational Clasp KIC 14 November, 1943 when his ac made involuntary ground contact at Dedelow, Brandenburg, Germany. The crew of this ac were from Kampfbeobachterschule 4. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Horst Eisen, Obs student; Uffz Walter Johann Slopianka, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Schulenburg. Uffz Böhmke is buried in a single grave, Wuppertal-Vohwinkel Katholischer Friedhof. Gefr Eisen is buried in Stuttgart Waldfriedhof, Blk 32G, Gr 16787. Uffz Slopianka has not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Ruciane Nida, Warmian-Masurian, Voivodeship, Poland. No burial listing for Uffz Schulenburg (D.Drury & Erik Mombeek).
40 Bork, HorstLt12/15/19229/JG-1 (Leeuwarden)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20498 "Yellow 3" (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Yellow 3" with American bombers and P-47 escorts of 4 & 56 FGs. His 109 crashed at Philippine Holland, SW of Terneuzen. Buried Ysselsteyn BB/9/203. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
41 Bothe, HorstUffz9/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20524 (lost 9/6/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Eutingen.
42 Böttner, ChristofUffz5/8/1922HofgeismarFFS 62, 3/JG-3 (Paderborn)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780344 "Yellow 14" (lost 12/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat over Lich with a P-47 of 56FG, piloted by Lt Wyman A. Baker. He suffered fatal injuries when he attempted an emergency landing at Hofgut Albach. He was buried in Lich. Prior to his service in the Luftwaffe, he was in the RAD. Source: Horst Jeckel.
43 Botzmann, KurtOfw11/10/1911Kaiserslautern8/KG-40Fw 200C-4 (lost 12/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 December, 1943; crashed at Saint Sulpice, near Limoges, during a delivery flight, when the AC struck a power line. Botzmann buried Ehrenfriedhof, Block H 23. Only one crewman, the Gunner, Ogefr Karl Oedzich (sp), geb 1/13/1922 survived with injuries. The others were buried in the Ehrenfriedhof, Cognac. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Horst Czerny, geb 2/9/1922, K.Obs; Uffz Hermann Bloos, geb 10/18/1920, Co-pilot; Gefr Karl Radmacher, geb 3/28/1923, Obs; Uffz Fritz Badenhoop, geb 7/3/1921, Mech. The two R/Os spelling blurred; looked like Iahlig and Xukasch. Source: B.Bines.
44 Brauer, HorstFwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109E Werk # 2039 (lost 1/13/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured when bailing at Le Quesnes 13 January, 1944 during a delivery flight.
45 Braxator, HorstLt5/8/1919Danzig23/JG-1 (9/39)Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 May, 1940 during aerial combat N of Amiens. He was the 1st casualty of I/JG-1. Buried Bourdon, Block 43/8/277 (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Overysche, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Lysander "P-9063 of RAF No. 4 Sq. at Outgaarden, near Hoongarde, 13 May, 1940
46 Bressel, HorstMajKdr II/KG-54 (10/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 800936 "B3 + KC" (lost 10/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Neapel harbor 23 October, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
47 Broch, HugoLt1/6/1922Leichlingen, Rheinland81ERG-Ost, 6/JG-54 (1/43), 8/JG-54 (Kurland)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470235 "Black <1" (lost 11/18/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 18 November, 1944, in Werk# 470235, 15 km south of Libau S.U.. 324 combat missions. All victories in the East. He was wingman for Ademeit and Sterr. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 March, 1943, a Gefr at the time. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 21 July, 1943. A Yak-7 at Orel on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. A Yak-7 and a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 19 August, 1943. Two La-5s on 24 August, 1943. An La-5 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 26 October, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 5 November, 1943. An La-5 on 17 August, 1944. Two La-5s on 21 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. Three Il-2s on 28 October, 1944. He achieved 12 double and 3 triple victories on one mission each. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
Aged 95 Broch was given the opportunity to fly a Spitfire

48 Brock, HorstLt9/26/1922Breslau17JGr-Ost, 5/JG-3 (5/43 S.U., 10/43 Schiphol), 6/JG-3 (11/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 26113 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 11/3/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 November, 1943 in aerial combat in his G-5 off Egmond over the North Sea. His body washed ashore in early 1944. Joined the Luftwaffe in May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, two Yak-1s on 9 May, 1943. One known victory, his 3rd, a B-17 "BP-3" on 27 September, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, a LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 15 April, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 on 19 April, 1943. Nos 7 & 8, two LaGG-3s on 20 April, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 29 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 May, 1943. A 12th, a Yak-1 on 11 May, 1943. A 13th, an Il-2 on 13 May, 1943. A 14th, a Yak-1 on 2 June, 1943. Nos. 15 & 16, two LaGG-5s on 8 June, 1943. A 17th, an Il-2 on 10 June, 1943.
49 Brückmann, HelmutOblt10/21/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr-806 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4068 "M7 + DK" (lost 10/8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with two other unnamed crew 8 October, 1940; shot down by Hurricanes of No. 312 Sq., during sortie to Liverpool, making an emergency landing at Bromborough Dock, Mersey (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Obs Lt z S Herbert Schlegel (KIA, 4/6/1910, bur Cannock Chase Staffordshire, Blk 3, Row 4, Grave 118); R/O Uffz Helmut Weth (POW, 3/3/1915) and a photographer Sonderfüh Horst Lehmann. Pilot promoted to Hptm in captivity.
Cannock Chase
50 Brunner, JosefFw72/NJG-1 (8/43), 10/NJG-6 (9/44)Bf 110G-4EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 March, 1945 during a night mission in the Oppenheim area. The remainder of the crew; BS Uffz Franz Felbemaier and BF Uffz Horst Römer, were also KIA. One known victory, a Halifax N of Templin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster S of Dürkheim and a 2nd Lancaster 8 km W of Koblenz on 23 September, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax NW of Hook on 9 October, 1943. A 5th, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 8 May, 1944. A 6th, a Wellington at Szombathely on 20 September, 1944. Magnus.
51 Buchholz, HorstLt5II/JG-51, Acting Kdr I/JG-27 (3/1/45-4/3/45)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 in JG-27
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Victory count is approximate (Magnus).
52 Buchholz, Horst "Fritz"Fw2II/ZG-101, 6/ZG-26 (12/43), 7/JG-6 (6/44 Herpy Fr.), Instr EJG-1 (to end)Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410 in ZG-26, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171703 "Yellow 7" (dam 8/26/44) in 7/JG-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 421 "White 21" at Königsberg in JG-6
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasp
Flew his first combat mission on 11 February, 1944. One known victory, while in 2/ZG-26, a B-24 at Pommersche-Bücht on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd B-24, now in 6/ZG-26, N of Zingst, on 20 June, 1944. On 26 August, 1944, he was WIA after a portion of his tail was shot away by P-51s. He bailed safely at Duclair Fr., near Rouen, but his wounds (ankle) kept him out of action for six weeks (JG-6 List). On his 6th fighter mission, he crashed into a Belgian field in a borrowed 190 "Black 5", after the engine siezed. He was bandaged and returned to his unit, soon to be transferred to EJG-1 as an instructor. Alternate spelling: Bucholz.
53 Buchholz, J.Lt3/NJG-1Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3266 (lost 6/22/42) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His 110 crashed on Blaktweg, at Sevenum Holland on 22 June, 1942, cause and pilot/crew Disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the crash at Horst and the Wk# as 3260.
54 Bucik, HorstLt7/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144717 "3E + OR" (lost 7/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
55 Büddenhagen, HorstLt65/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8941 (lost 6/25/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 25 June, 1941 after striking the ground at Beresteczek. One known "damage" claim, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 3 June, 1940. His first victory, a Hurricane at Dunkirk the same day. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Ashford on 16 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire E of Tunbridge Wells on 29 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane on 27 September, 1940, no location. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-17 S of Sposow on 23 June, 1941. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Buddenhagen.
56 Bürger, HorstUffz122/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530340 "Black?" (lost 8/1/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant 54563. His 1st known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 15 February, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all three Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. Nos. 11 & 12, an LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943.
57 Büssow, OttoFw32/JG-3 (5/44)Bf 109G-6AS Werk# 412179 "Black 14"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 May, 1944 while engaged in a dogfight near Bielitz (Belzig). He was flying the Bf 109 of his friend, Horst Petschler, Werk# 412179. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 WNW of Demmin on 11 April, 1944. His 2nd & 3rd, a P-51 at Biedenkopf and a B-17 (HSS) at St. Goar on 12 May, 1944. Another source spells his name Byssow.
58 Buttgereit, HorstUffz2/21/1924Stab I/JG-2Fw 190D-9 "Black <" (50% dam 3/25/45)Pilot BadgeKIC at Nidda 25 March, 1945 making an unsuccessful force landing, buried at Nidda.
59 Buttker, BodoOblt5/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2894 "5K + FN" (lost 11/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 November, 1940 after his ac was sd by a Spitfire of No.421, piloted by F/Sgt Donald A.Stewart McKay, and crashed into the Channel off Copt Point, Folkestone, Kent. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Horst Lemke, Obs; Ogefr Erwin Herbert, R/O and Gefr Fritz Otte, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Büttker
60 Camphausen, Horst WolfgangOblt3/29/1913Kassel7/KG-4Ju 88 Werk # 3051 "5J + IR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 May, 1940 when he crashed in Belgium during the French Campaign. Buried Kassel Hauptfriedhof, Grave 57/11. Source: A. Rosseels.
61 Capraro, HorstLt4/24/19231/JG-2 (Zellhausen)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400308 "White 7" (dam 3/20/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 March, 1945; hit by flak at Schloss Sommerberg, no further detail.
62 Carganico, HorstMaj9/27/1917Breslau601/JG-77 (S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-5, Kdr II/JG-5(4/42 Finland), Kdr III/JG-5, Kdr I/JG-5(5/44)Bf 109E-7 "White 7" in 1/JG-77, Bf 109E w 6/JG-5, Bf 109F-4 #10256 (lost 7/22/42), F-4 Wk# 10132 (8/42), Bf 109G-6 w/JG-5 (Polar Sea area), Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110087 (lost 5/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 27 May, 1944 in Bf 109G-5/AS Werk # 110087 after combat with bombers and subsequent forced landing at Chevry, France. On approach, he crashed into high tension wires. Buried Berlin-Zehl-Dahlem (Rosseels). Approx 600 combat missions. 54 victories in the East. His first victory, a Hampden west of Hardanger Fjord, 21 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hudson in Norway on 14 October, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 14 km SE of Morlaix on 30 November, 1940. On 22 July, 1942, force landed #10256 at Murovskij due to engine failure. He was not injured. On 12 August, 1942, force landed #10132 at Motovsk after aerial combat damage. One of his last known victories, a Mosquito 35 km SW of Wiener Neustadt on 10 May, 1944. Most victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 and an R-5 on 8 December, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 February, 1944. Joined Luftwaffe in 1937. He was the son a Gen. der Fliegers, Victor Carganico. Said to have been a hard core Nazi. Not well liked (..."unsympathetic, ambitious, stubborn and unjust") by some of his young pilots. Also flew Bf 109E-7 "White 7" in July 1941 as Stfkpt 1/JG-77. Bowers/Lednicer, 60 victories. Photo
63 Carl, HorstOfhr19/JG-5 (4/44), 8/JG-5 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413845 "Blue 9" (lost 8/9/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 23 April, 1944. Added: Believed KIA 9 August, 1944; sd by a P-51 of 359FG, 368FS, piloted by Lt/Col John P. Randolph near Krumbach, SE of Ulm (F.Braun).
64 Christoff, WolfgangLt4/3/19221/KG-2 (Channel)Ju 188E-2 Werk # 180414 "U5 + GH" (lost 4/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944 during a bombing raid on Bristol, when he was shot down by 3.7 inch AA guns from 17,000 feet and crashed at Salterns Wood, Arne, near Wareham, Dorset at 02:15 hours. Christoff bur Gr 35. Remaining crew (all KIA, buried Wareham Cem, Sec B, Row O): Uffz Heinrich Schnuer, Observer (Gr 34); Ogefr Wolfgang Biegerl, R/O (Gr unk); Fw Horst Huffzky, Gunner (Gr 27) and Ogefr Theophil Joretzki, Gunner (Gr 30A). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
65 Claasen, HorstGefr9/28/192512/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171156 (lost 10/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 October, 1944 during aerial combat with two P-47s at Raubach, bailed safely with injuries.
66 Cuno, Horst,Ogefr12/26/19201(Erg)/JG-53 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4879 (80% damaged 8/41) Pilot Badge KIC 12 August. 1941 making a force landing at Vannes, cause unknown. Source: Jochen Prien. Added: Burial Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2, Grave 36 (absa3945).
67 Czernik, GerhardHptm1/12/1913BreslauStfkpt 6/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 1139 "U5 + AP" (lost 10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1941 in Werk # 1139, crashing on Sloterdijkmeerweg in Sloten Holland, 7km NW of the Schiphol airfied. Remaining crew: Ofw Robert Spies, Obs (KIA); Fw Karl Koch, R/O (KIA) and Fw Horst Walther, Flt Engr, who parachuted to safety. Over 130 combat missions. Destroyed 24 AC on the ground.
68 Dämmig, HorstFw18/ZG-26 (4/43)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 18 April, 1943.
69 De Vivanco, HorstOblt4/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "5K + KM" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 15 September, 1940; shot down by enemy fighters off South coast of England, two others MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
70 Decker, WilliOfwWekusta 51 He 111H-3 Werk # 5722 "4T + FH" (lost 4/14/41) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA 14 April, 1941; sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Brooker. The ac ditched at sea off Falmouth, Cornwall, and sank. Remaining crew: Reg.Rat. Georg Gründel, Meteorologist/Obs (MIA); Gefr Horst Steinbrecht (MIA), Ofw Friedrich Zahn (MIA) and Ofw Friedrich Ehlers (geb 5/10/1913 Rendsburg, KIA, bur at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Ger Mil Cem (Fr), Blk 11, Row 2, Gr 32). Source: D.Drury. Name discrepancies: Willi Becker and Friedrich Ehlerns per absa3945.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
71 Delfs, Rudolf HorstUffz25/JG-51Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3492 (lost 10/9/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9 October, 1940 at Calais, cause not reported. His 1st known victory, a Hurricane NW of Etaples on 27 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Themsemündung on 11 August, 1940. Bailed out over a railway siding at Calais France during the Battle of Britain.
72 Deuerling, FranzOfw11/2/1912Nuremberg2/Erpro.Gr-210 (Channel) Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4407 "S9 + OK" (lost 4/16/41) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIC with unnamed crew 16 April, 1941 at Abbeville, Somme, France, cause not reported (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Also KIC, R/O Fw Horst Schrammke (EP 11/30/40). Both deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon, France: Ofw Deuerling in Blk 32, Row 13, Gr 515. Fw Schrammke in Blk 32, Row 13, Gr 516 (D.Drury).
73 Deutschbein, HorstLtStffüh 5/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3726 "B3 + SN" (lost 5/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 22 May, 1942 during an attack on the Soblago rail line, when he was the victim of a LaGG-3 of 630 IAP, piloted by Lt Georgiy Gurov. He crashed near the RR Station, exploding on impact.
74 Dickmann, HorstOgefr8/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20623 (lost 11/3/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 November, 1943 during aerial combat, location not reported.
75 Diepold, MaxOblt2/1/1921Amberg, Opf.9/StG-2, 8/StG-2, 10(Pz)/SG-2, Stfkpt 10(Pz)/SG-77Ju 87G, Fw 190

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
500 missions destroying 87 tanks. Max and Horst Görtler were the last two RK recipients in SG-77, awarded at Cottbus Germany airfield on 30 March, 1945, by Gen. d. Fliegers Seidemann.
76 Dietrich, HorstLt4/Nachtaufkl.Stf (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430449 "F6 + EM" (lost 4/10/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Kurt Faust and two other unnamed crew at the Kuban bridgehead 10 April, 1943; hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
77 Dietze, HorstLt1/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140121 "L1 + EH" (Lost 8/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near the Bir Hooker airfield 28 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
78 Dittmar, HorstLtWekusta 3 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk "D7 + FH" (lost 2/23/44)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIA 23 February, 1944; sd by a Mosquito of No. 333 Sq., believed ditched at sea, south of Stavanger. No mention of crew disposition. (Wekusta Loss List).
79 Dobberstein, Horst JoachimLt6/KG-51Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Believed to have received the RK also. DK-G Awards List
80 Dohring, HorstUffzII/JG-27Bf 109G (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 march, 1945 during aerial combar S of Venlo. Mombeek.
81 Dölitsch, RudolfGefrFFF C 13Ju 52 Werk # Unk (lost 7/26/40)Student Pilot?The ac reported crashed Sazavou, CZ. Pilot & crew KIC, cause unknown. One other known crew, Uffz Fritz Horst, four others unnamed (F.Braun).
82 Dombrowski, HorstLt6/KG-76 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4170 "F1 + JP" (lost 2/17/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at West-Raynham 17 February, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
83 Döring, HorstOgefr5/29/1924Ziezar11/JG-1 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165819 "Black 1" (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1944; a takeoff accident and explosion at Vailly France. Buried Fort de Malmaison France, Block 5/19/829.
84 Döring, HorstObltII/SKG-10 (9/23/43), II/Schl.G-4 (11/7/43)Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160082 (lost 9/23/43), Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160406 (lost 11/7/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 7 November, 1943 northwest of Migliano Italy, shot down by flak. Injured in a crash at Aquino on 23 September, 1943 when he crashed into another aircraft on takeoff.
85 Dorries, HelmutLt5/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 1211 "U5 + BN" (lost 11/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Veldhoven Holland (het Heike) on 27 November, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) This is a different Dörries than Helmut Dörries in a Recon unit and RK Holder. At 1025 hrs on 27 November 1942 the Do 217 E-4 WNr 1211 U5+BN of 5./KG 2 hit the ground ("unfreiwillge Bodenberuhrung") at Veldhoven, near Eindhoven airfield, and crashed. The KG2 history by Ulf Balke shows 27-11-42 at Flugplatz Eindhoven Do217E-4 U5+BN 5/KG2 1211 hit the ground ( unfreiwillge Bodenberuhrung) 90%. Ff Ltn Helmut Dorries killed, Bm Gef Horst Urban and PMa.K. Kurt Wedemann inj. no names shown for B and Bf. Crew: Flugzeugführer Lt. H. Dörries Luftwaffe Ysselsteyn Z-3-59 Bordschütze Gfr. H. Urban Luftwaffe Survived Wounded Prüfmeister - K Wedemann Luftwaffe Survived Wounded
86 Dräger, HorstLt3/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5143 "S9 + BL" (lost 1/21/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 21 January, 1943 at Schachty, 64km NE of Rostov due to ground fire. Bf 110 Loss List
87 Dümcke, Horst MaxOblt5/17/1911Wittenberge Wekusta 1/OB.d.L., Wekusta 2/OB.d.L., 2/Versuchsverband, 2/KG-200 (9/44) He 111H-2 Werk# 5551 "RH + NT" (lost 9/23/40), Ju 188D-2 Werk # 160062 "A3 + RD" (lost 9/19/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
KIC 19 September, 1944 when, while on a night practice flight, he got lost and flew into a power line near Bergamo. Also killed was a crewman, Uffz Horst Bomke (no known VDK garve); Ofw Ewald Gladeck was seriously injured. Oblt Dümcke is buried in the Ger War Cem. at Coatermano, It., Blk 9, Gr 160. He replaced Lt Otto Klingohr as Kdr of Kdo "Carmen" at the time. Ditched at sea abt 400km west of Brest due to technical problems on 23 September, 1940, Dümcke an OFW (Reserve) at the time. They put down near French fishing vessels and were rescued, and were subsequently transferred to a German air-sea rescue plane. Remaining crew (Rescued): Reg Rat Hans Siegmund, Obs; Lt Friedrich Karl Deicke, Flt Engr and Ofw Hans Gierman, R/O, who transmitted their "mayday" facilitating their rescue. His transmission, however, attracted the Blenheims which downed Lt Prasse (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dümke. See Horst Dumke, seemingly two different persons due to different DK-G award dates. DK-G Awards List.
88 Dumke, HorstOblt4(F)/122Ju 88D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Its possible this is Horst Dümcke (mis-spelled), however there are two different DK-G Award dates.
89 Dunkel, HorstLt7/LG-1 (Malta)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3276 "L1 + ER" (lost 1/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 January, 1941; crashed at sea after a raid on Hal Far Malta; three others MIA, all unnamed.
90 Eckert, HorstUffz15/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1294 "Black 10" (lost 8/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1943 during a Ferry Flight, location unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1943.
91 Ehler, HorstUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3589 "7T + AH" (lost 3/13/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 13 March, 1942; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 89 Sq. (F/L Hayton & Josling) over Malta (Ju 88 Loss List).
92 Ehnert, FritzOfwFw 189A-1 Werk # 0271 "CE + PE" (lost in Sweden)Observer Operational ClaspOfw Ehnert and two other pilots defected in this AC which pancaked outside Alvesta Sweden on 8 April, 1945. The AC was so badly damaged, it was dismantled and brought to Malmö where most of it was sold for scrap. The other two pilots were; Fw Ernst Schilling and Ogefr Wilhelm Claes. Two other Bf 109G pilots heard of this defection on a BBC transmission, and also decided to defect to Sweden four days later. They were Ofw Fritz Meyer and Lt Horst Geier. Source: B.Widfeldt
93 Eichler, HorstOblt6/28/1921Dittersbach 12/KG-27(11/41), 3/KG-27(3/42), 1/KG-27(6/42), 5/KG-27(3/43), 1/KG-27(6/43) He 111 Wk# Unk "1G + FW" (lost 11/22/41), He 111H-5 Wk# Unk "1G + NL" (lost 3/3/42), He 111H-6 Wk# Unk "1G + LH" (lost 6/29/42), He 111 Wk# Unk "1G + FH" (lost 4/28/43), He 111H-16 Werk # 8267 "1G + IH" (lost 7/15/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/19/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 15 July, 1943; flak, no further detail (DK-G Awards List). Added: He was uninjured in his first four crashes due to various causes. He was sd in Pl.Qu.6913, S of Valer'yanovka, Khatkiv Oblast, Ukraine, near Isjum. Oblt Eichler's remains have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but it is understood that a grave exists at Nowaja Metschebilowka, Ukraine. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Kharkiv (Charkow in Eng), Ukraine (LOCS & D.Drury).
94 Eichler, HorstObltSG Assault unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
95 Eickhoff, HorstUffzFl.Ü.G-1 (Ferry Unit), II/JG-26 (joins 4/18/45)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeAnother last minute arrival to II/JG-26.
96 Eiler, HorstUffz1/KuFlGr-606 (Malta)Ju 88 (lost 3/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 March, 1942; sd over Malta, no further detail (German Losses Over Malta).
97 Einenkel,FwJG-3Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspA friend of Horst Petzschler who had a nervous breakdown, ending his short flying career
98 Einstmann, HorstUffz11/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160605 "G9 + CZ" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 during aerial combat by Geldern. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Eduard Schreiber, R/O and Ogefr Alfons Barkefeld, Mechanic. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
99 Elste, HorstGefr2/JG-3 (Paderborn 12/44)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk# 785960 "Green 4"Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat over Bastogne. This was Franz Mörls wingman on 24 December, 1944. Mörl Interrogation Report. Alternate spelling may be Eiste; unclear on Mörl Interrogation Report.
100 Erdmann, HorstLt66/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739252 "Black 5"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 26 December, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51. Jager Blatt article.

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