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1 Autenrieth, HansHptm3/15/1921Weiler22 6/NJG-1 (8/41), Stab II/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-4 (3/43), 6/NJG-4 (6/43), Kdr II/NJG-4 (2/44) Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712343 (lost 8/4/44)
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POW 6 August, 1944 after being shot down by a Mosquito NE of Rennes on 4 August, 1944. WIA 20/21 January, 1944; shot down by a Lancaster, crashing at Spreenhagel near Berlin. One known victory, possibly his 1st, a Halifax on 13 August, 1941, in the Groningen area. Another victory, two Wellingtons south of Burg on 1 August - Wellington X9917 was one, 1942. Another Wellington 100 m southwest of Venlo on 12 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 101 Sq. near Liege on 24-25 August, 1942. A Halifax II #1216 "PM-Q" near Marquillies, crashing at Rosmeer-Bilzen (Be) on 5 October, 1942 (Surviving RAF Nav, F/Sgt Gordon Mellor & Jozef Simons, Secy Hemology Soc.,Rosmeer). A Stirling 6 km northeast of Souilly on 8 March, 1943. Another Stirling 3 km southwest of Chalons-sur-Marne on 12 March, 1943. A Halifax, same location, on 17 April, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Wellington. A Stirling 5 km WSW of Diest, Be. on 25 June, 1943. A Halifax E of Dinant on 26 November, 1943, while in 1/NJG-4. A Lancaster on 10 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" at Trappes on 2 June, 1944. A Lancaster 5 km E of Dreux on 10 June, 1944. A Lancaster at St Leo on 8 July, 1944. His only known R/O/Gunner, Uffz Adam was killed by the French Resistance when they were both captured after crashing at Fougeres France. The French turned Autenrieth over to the Americans. American POW, released in 1946. Autenrieth died 8 June, 1996. Added: His 8/4/44 Remaining crew: Fw Adam Rudolf (geb 7/21/1919 Schwemlingen), R/O (MIA) and Uffz Georg Helbig (6/29/1920 Steinfeld), Mech (POW) (absa3945).
2 Werry, Armin (Arnim?)Fw2/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7028 (lost 4/10/42)KIA with his entire crew, 10 April, 1942, after their ac was lost due to a fighter attack over the Sea of Asov. A second source specifies the cause as infantry (fire) at Kertsch (Eng.Kerch) on the southern end of the Sea of Asov. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Knappe (or Knabbe), Obs; Ogefr Heinz Holtkamp, R/O; Ogefr Johann Hagen, Flt Engr and Gefr Kurt Autenrieth, Gnr. Only the gunners burial information is found in the VDK. His remains have not been recovered, and he is commemorated in the War Cem .at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje, Ukraine (D.Drury).

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