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1 Bartel, GüntherObltIII/KG-27He 111H-16 Werk # 160705 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 7 May, 1943; exploded on landing, DK-G Awards List. Alternate spelling: Bartels.
2 Bartels, Lt31/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, an I-15 on 12 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 13 August, 1942. A 3rd, an R-5 on 23 August, 1942. OKL Claims List, no Given name listed.
3 Bartels, EdgarFhr4/7/1924JGr-Ost (Liegnitz) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20207 "White 20" (lost 8/7/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Fulnek CZ with a P-51D of 317FS, 325FG, possibly piloted by 1/LT Barrie Davis. Fhr Bartels buried Brno Cem, Block 79B, Row 16, Grave 0763.
4 Bartels, Erich Oblt2/JG-11Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410205 "White 4"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 October, 1943 in aerial combat and crashed into the sea 30 km north of Juist. Mombeek MIA List.
5 Bartels, ErnstUffz4/25/1915Wuppertal11(St)/LG-1 (37 Barth), 5J/88 (1/38 Vitorio Spain), 11/LG-1 (9/39)Ju 87A-0 Werk # 29-2 (in Spain), Ju 87B (lost 9/39)
Spanish Cross in Gold
Source: Weal-Osprey. Additional by Brian Hilderman: He and Gnr Uffz Chutsch were KIA 25 September, 1939; sd by flak over Warsaw. In Spain, he had another Gnr, Uffz Alfred Fleisch who was killed in France on 17 May, 1940.
6 Bartels, FriedrichFhrI/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6211 (lost 4/15/41)Fighter Operational ClaspInjured in a collision near Antwerp with another E-7, Wk# 5812, piloted by Lt Michno (injured), on 15 April, 1941. He bailed safely, but died of his injures the next day.
7 Bartels, FriedrichUffz1/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6303 "5K + IH" (lost 6/29/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1941 by enemy fire at Stoce, one unnamed WIA, two others OK (Ju 88 Loss List).
8 Bartels, GeorgUffz19/JG-4Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331504 "Red 2" (dam 12/31/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 December, 1944. Jager Blatt mention. One known victory, a B-17 SW of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944. Added: He crashed east of Niveze, E of Spa; buried Lommel 11/1 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
Lommel, Belgium
9 Bartels, GerhardObltTransportstaffel, Fl.Fhr.Nord (West)Ju 52/3mg14e Werk # 640185 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 18 November, 1943; shot down on a flight between Stavanger and Vaernes by a Mosquito VI "HP858/K" of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Andreas H. Wyller and Navigator Baard K. Benjaminsen. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Bruckel, Co-pilot (KIA); Fw Bernhard Klein, R/O (KIA); Uffz Wilhelm Heuben, Mech (KIA); Uffz Hans Zittlau, Gunner (KIA) and passenger, Ofw Robert Kückler. Source: SIG Norway.
10 Bartels, Hans Heinrich1/1/1927LüneburgJG-1Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters near Bad Harzburg. Jager Blatt 5/2001 & 1/2002.
11 Bartels, Heinrich 'Hein'Ofw7/13/1918Linz, Donau, Austria99 JG-26, JG-1, 8/JG-5 (11/42 Finland), 4/JG-27 (6/43), 11/JG-27 (11/43-4/44 Balkans), 15/JG-27 (12/44) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13169 "Blk 13" w/JG-5, Bf 109G-6/R6/Trop Wk# 27169 "Red 13" (Kalamaki, Greece Autm '43) w/JG-27, Bf 109G-10 Wk#130359 "Yel 13 +~" (lost 12/23/44)
RK(11/13/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/28/42)
EP(10/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 23 December, 1944 in his G-10, "Yellow 13" over Bonn, shortly after his last victory, a P-47 on Rolf Brands tail, on this same date. It is thought that Col. David Schilling C.O. of the 56FG was the victor on this date. His body was found on 26 Jan., 1968 near Villip (Bad Godesberg), the parachute intact, in the AC! 500 missions, 42 victories in the West, 2 heavy bombers. His 1st, a Spitfire near Gravelines on 19 August, 1941. Among his known Soviet victories, two I-61s N of Murmansk on 29 July, 1942. A Soviet triple, all Hurricanes, on 10 August, 1942. Four Hurricanes and an I-61 near Murmansk on 22 September, 1942. Another Soviet triple, a P-39 and two P-40s on 23 March, 1943. He scored a triple victory (3 British fighters, Nos. 75, 76 & 77) on 23 April, 1944 SW of Cilli, in the Balkans. His 80th, a P-51 N of Waldkraiburg on 24 April, 1944. Victories 90 & 91, both P-47s in the Dives-sur-Mer area on 16 June, 1944. His 92nd & 93rd, a Spitfire and a P-51 NW of Caen on 22 June, 1944. His 95th, a P-51 SW of Flers on 24 June, 1944. A P-51 NW of Achmer on 8 December, 1944. He was nominated for the EL.
His aircraft and his remains were found near Bad Godesberg 26 Jan 1968 (Youngs)


12 Bartels, HeinzUffz2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Malta)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140201 "7T + HK" (lost 6/6/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew over Malta 6 June, 1942; sd by Spitfires of No. 249 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
13 Bartels, Heinz WilliamOfhr3Erg/JG-26, 11/JG-26 (8/44)Bf 109G-14, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210927 "Yellow 18" (lost 3/7/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 March, 1945 during aerial combat in "Yellow 18" with a Tempest near Gildehaus, NW of Bentheim. Two victories while serving in Erg., the 3rd, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 25 September, 1944, in 11 Staffel.
14 Bartels, KarlObltNAGr-2 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19515 (lost 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1943 by enemy fire in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5173. This may be Oblt Karl Heinz Bartels, later in JG-77.
15 Bartels, Karl HeinzOblt6/6/1921Mannheim3/JG-77Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511893 "Yellow 1" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte in the Antwerp area. No known grave. Source: A. Rosseels.
16 Bartels, Karl HeinzUffz6/18/1917Hamburg6/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 3258 "1H + HP" (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 September, 1940; failed to return from a mission over England. Crashed near Küstelberg in Sauerland, cause not reported. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Heinrich Staffeldt, Obs; Fw Gerhard Markuse, R/O; Gefr Josef Maier, Mech and Uffz Franz Schweizer, Gnr (Luftwaffe Forum).
17 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.
18 Barthels, GerhardLt3/KG-2Do217E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Alternate spelling: Bartels.
19 Blume, WalterMaj6/1/1915142/JG-26 (9/39), 7/JG-26 (5/40), 3/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109E-4 "White 13 + I" (lost 8/18/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 Aug., 1940 after being shot down near Canterbury by Hurricanes of RAF No.32 Sq., piloted by P/O's Alan Eckford and Karol Pniak. Severely wounded in the crash, he was repatriated in October 1943, and returned to combat duty. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane "L-1639" of RAF No. 504 Sq. over Brussels, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Neufchatel, 8 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Defiant at Dreux, 14 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover Hafen on 25 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire E of Dover on 15 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire W of Calais on 16 August, 1940. Another victory after repatriation, a B-17 (e.V.) at Kecsemet-Paks/Tolna on 3 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 (HSS) at Neunkirchen on 12 April, 1944. An 8th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. Another B-24 SW of Wiener-Neustadt on 23 April, 1944. A B-17 (e.V.) "CC-9" at Dachau, east of Augsburg on 24 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories. Deceased 19 July, 1965 (D.Drury).
(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.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Blume's Me109 Caffiers airfield east of Calais, sometime June-August 1940.
20 Hahn, HeinzOfw4/KG-27He 111H-8 Werk # 3974 "1G + ZM" (lost 5/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 22 May, 1941; his low flying ac clipped the coastal cliffs in poor visibility and thn crashed at Chideock Farm, Chaldon Herring, Dorset. Remaining crew: Oblt Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels, Obs (POW); Ofw Heinrich Grimmel, R/O (POW); Hans Funk, Mech (KIC) and Gefr Konrad Köhler, Gnr (KIC). The two deceased are buried in Wareham Cem, Sec.B, Row O, Gr 40 & 41 respectively. Ofw Grimmel died in captivity 15 August, 1941, and is buried at CC, Plot 3, Row 2, Gr 46. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
21 Meyer, GustavFwErg/KGr-100He 111H-1 Werk # 2420 (lost 10/28/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 28 October, 1940; crashed at Lüneburg while on a training mission, no cause reported. Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Uffz W.Rohland and Gnr Uffz O.Bartels.
22 Michno, ErichLt13I/JG-52 (4/41 Channel), 1/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5812 (lost 4/15/41), Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a collision near Antwerp with another E-7, Wk# 6211, piloted by Fhr Friedrich Bartels (injured, DOW 4/16/41) on 15 April, 1941, Michno bailed safely. His 1st known victory, two Soviet I-180,s on 18 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List, 13 victories.
23 Mietusch, KlausMaj8/5/1918Posen752/JG-26 (38), 7/JG-26 (9/39), Stafkpt 7/JG-26 (9/41), Kdr III/JG-26 (7/43)Bf 109E-1 Wk # 2746(lost), Bf 109E-7 "White 13 + I and White 2 + I" in 7/JG-26, Fw 190A-3 & Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7147 in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440624 "Blk 22" (Etain 3/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440640 "Blk 20", Werk # 162032 "Black 21", Werk # 162345 "Black 24" & Werk # 163445 "Black 22" (6/44 Villcoublay-Nord) w/ III Grp, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441646 "Black 25" (lost 9/17/44)
RK(3/26/44)
EL(11/18/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42)
EP(4/26/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/Pend (7/10/44)
KIA 17 September, 1944. Fatally wounded in "Black 25" by a P-51 of 361FG, 376FS, flown by Lt Wm. R. Beyer, while landing at Rath-Aldekerk/Rhineland. Buried Düsseldorf Nordfriedhof, Block 112/0/117 (Rosseels). 10 Bombers. POW (Temp) 8 June, 1940, shot down by an RAF Hurricane in Wk# 2746. Injured in a TO accident due to eng. fail. at Gatschina in Fw 190A-4 Wk# 7147. Bailed successfully w/injuries 3/8/44 near Meppen in G-6 # 162032 "Blk 21", aerial combat with P-51s. Landing acc. 4/12/44 in G-6 # 162345 "Blk 24" hitting a bomb crater and turning over. Downed by an RCAF Spitire piloted by S/L G. Robertson of No. 411 Sq., 7/17/44 in G-6/U4 #440640 "Wh 20" One known victory, a B-17 on 9 October, 1942 named ""Big Eagle" of the 93BG, flown by Capt. Alexander Simpson. Another B-17, either # 42-3192 "City of Albuquerque" of 303BG, 358BS, or # 42-5392 "Stric Nine" of 303BG, 427BS, both downed northwest of Breda on 19 August, 1943. His favoite wingman was Uffz Erhard Tippe. 452 missions. Shot down ten times. 15 victories in the East. His 65th victory, a P-38 N of Paris on 14 June, 1944. His last victory, a P-51 at Geldern on 17 September, 1944, the date of his death. His 109E-7 was "Yellow 13" in April 1941. Photo


June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert

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.


24 Müller-Dühe, GerhardLt4/13/1918Havelberg52/JG-26(9/39), 7/JG-26(8/40)Bf 109E-1 "A" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1940 over England in aerial combat with two Hurricanes of RAF No. 32 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Peter Brothers & P/O Boleslaw Wlasnowolski. He was hit by a short machine gun burst, and his E-1 caught fire. Plane and pilot went into a steep dive and crashed in a field at Chilham, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Row 5, Gr 183 (M.Croft & D.Drury). His first victory was a Hurricane "L-1950" of RAF No. 504 Sq. over Brussels on 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, another Hurricane, at Ostende, 28 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover-Folkestone on 14 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq., piloted by P/O Ralph Roberts (POW) E of Dover on 15 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Müller-Duehe or Mueller-Duhe
(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.



Cannock Chase
25 Rossinger, Heinz315/JG-27 (12/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Rossinger was under attack on 23 December, 1944, by P-47s of 56FG, when Bartels came to his rescue. Bartels was killed helping his comrade.
26 Schauff, JosefLt4/9/1918Lippe-Bergheim18/JG-26Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1940 in aerial combat NW of Margate with Spitfires of either RAF No. 54 or 65 Sq.. Buried Margate Cem., Kent, Plot "L", Sec 50, Gr 15031 (M.Croft). His one victory, a Hurricane on 8 June, 1940, no location.
(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.
27 Schöpfel, Gerhard 'Gerd'Maj12/19/1912Erfurt Thüringen40I/JG-26(39), Stafkpt 9/JG-26(9/39), Kdr III/JG-26(8/40), Kdr JG-26(12/41), Kdr JG-4(6/44), Kdr JG-6Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 1 + I" w/ 9 Staffel (Fr. 8/40), Bf 109E "<<+I", Fw 190A-2 "Blk S & Bars", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440728 "<<+" (lost 8/6/44) RK(9/11/40)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW May 1945, interned in the Soviet Union until his release in December, 1949. Channel pilot. 3 Bombers. He, Galland and Müncheberg were the first three JG-26 Knights Cross winners. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane in the Lille area on 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire I west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Spitfire N of Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. A 4th, another Spitfire at Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. Nos. 5 & 6, a Spitfire W of Canterbury and a Handley S of Ramsgate, on 8 August, 1940. A 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 12 August, 1940. On 18 August, 1940, he shot down 4 Hurricanes at Canterbury (Nos.7,8,9 & 10 - including Franciszek Koslowski of 501 Sqd RAF ) and made a safe escape. No.15, a Spitfire at London on 7 September, 1940. His 30th, a Spitfire E of Marquise on 9 August, 1941. On 6 December, 1942, he downed a B-17 # 41-24553 of 305BG, 422BS. Shot down with wounds on 6 August, 1944 in Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440728 near Schwerin. Bailed safely. 700 combat missions. 40 victories in the West. Commanded JG-26 after Galland and before Priller. Served as Fighter Leader Hungary in November, 1944. Kdr JG-6 in April, 1945 in northern Cz. Deceased 15 May, 2003. Photo
(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.
28 Sprick, Gustav 'Micky'Oblt11/29/1917Biemsen Westfalen318/JG-26 (9/39), Stafkpt 8/JG-26 (8/40)Bf 109E-1 (lost 6/40), Bf 109E-4/N "Black 1" & "Black 13", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5743 "Blk 13 + I" (lost 6/28/41) RK(10/1/40)
EP(9/8/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 June, 1941, while battling Spitfires near St. Omer (Holque), France in his 109F-2. While performing a routine maneuver, a split S, his right wing collapsed. He had no chance to escape and died in the crash. WIA 14 June, 1940 S of Everaux either by flak of a French fighter. 192 missions, all victories in the West. His first victory, a Fokker T.V. near Breda, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Curtis Hawk NW of Antwerp 11 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Gramont, Kreis Namur, 17 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Furnes on 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 6th, a Defiant near Paris on 13 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane at Poix-Abbeville on 14 June, 1940. His 8th, a Hurricane NW of Margate on 12 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire at Dover-NW Boulogne on 15 August, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 18 August, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Rochester on 3 September, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire SW of London on 28 September, 1940.
(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.


29 Staffeldt, Heinrich "Hans"Ofw3/12/1914Genskow6/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 3258 "1H + HP" (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 6/7 September, 1940, failed to return from a mission over England, believed to be near the coast of County Durham. Crew designations not reported; pilot assignment arbitrary. Remaining crew (all KIA, bur War Cemetery Werl-Waldfriedhof, Germany): Uffz Karl Heinz Bartels, Gr 2; Fw Gerhard Markuse, Gr 4; Gefr Josef Maier, Gr 6 and Uffz Franz Schweizer, Gr 5. Ofw Staffeldt bur Gr 3 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
On 07 September 1940 at 03:15 minutes a Heinkel He 111 H-3 of 6./KG 26 crashed near Küstelberg in Sauerland. Küstelberg is today part of 59964 Medebach. The crew: Corporal Karl-Heinz Bartels, pilot, b. 18.06.1917 in Hamburg Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Staffeldt, observer, born March 12, 1914 in Genskow Sergeant Gerh. (Gerhard) Markuse, radio operator, b. 26.07.1920 in Königsberg Private Josef Maier, board mechanic, born. 22.10.1910 in Cologne Corporal Franz Schweizer, gunner, b. 27.05.1918 in Ochsenhausen The crew was buried on September 11, 1940 at the Forest Cemetery in Werl with all military honors. (source Luftwaffe Forum)
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Chronik des Berufssoldaten Heinrich Staffeldt
30 Stahl, ErhardOblt1/8/1913Nonnenweiher bei Lahr3/LG-1 (4/41 Greece)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5571 "L1 + JL" (lost 3/22/42) RK(4/16/42)
EP(11/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIC with two other unnamed crew on 22 March, 1942, in the eastern Mediterranean for reasons unrelated to combat. His Observer, Lt Wolfgang Bartels was rescued. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Heinz Kasparek, R/O and Ogefr Hans Dieter Behrens, Gnr.. Stahls body washed up near Pyrgos Greece on 17 May, 1942. He was buried in local Italian military cemetery. (Ju 88 Loss list & Kaiser RK book). 155 combat missions. Destroyed 50 vehicles. Kaiser RK book.
31 Twittmann, ErnstLt8/24/1919Soest III/Erg JG-1 or EJGr-Ost (8/44), 7/JG-27 (1/45) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160378 "White 18" (8/44), Bf 109G-14 Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 11 April, 1945 during aerial combat with fighters in the vicinity of Tilleda/Kyffhäuser (Luft Off Career Summaries & J.Schadskaje). Werk # 160378 had been assigned to Lt Kurt Gehring in I/JG-77 in Italy. On 3 November, 1943 it was 10% damaged, crashing at Centocelle, Italy due to a servicing fault, pilot OK. Added: Twittmann & Edgar Bartels were attacked by P-51'a on 7 August, 1944 over CZ the day Bartels was KIA (F.Braun).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
On August 7, 1944, during a US air raid on the Upper Silesian Refinery, the Luftwaffe met the Americans in the area of ​​North Moravia and Silesia. Chronicle of the city of Suchdol n.O. (Mr Zauchtel) states at that date: It was shortly before midday when the battle began. There was a duel of three planes in the sky. After a short shootout, one of the American Mustangs (P-51) sent a Bf 109 G-6 ('White 18') to the ground (W.Nr. 160378). The pilot Lt. Ernst Twittmann tried to get out of the smoking machine. He jumped and his parachute carried him further southwest toward a wooded area. He was wounded, but survived. His fighter fell in a field behind the village. The site of the crash was soon occupied by local SA and guarded.

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