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1 Bargen, Johann Hans vonHptm10/14/1914Malente, GremsmühlenI/StG-3, 1/SG-3 (Finland '44), Kdr I/SG-3Ju 87D-5 "S7 + OH", Fw 190F

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 6 July, 1944 during his second attack on Soviet troops in Aeyraepaeae Finland, receiving a direct flak hit during the dive, crashing and burning. Also killed , was his faithful R/O Ofw Wilhelm Becker. 400+ missions. Another source (Finland Aviation Museum) names his R/O as Albert Becker.
2 Bartel, KurtOfwStab II/KGzbV-1Ju 52/3m "1Z + BC"Transport Operational ClaspOne of three Ju 52s making emergency landings in Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This one landed on the weak ice of Lake Vänern at Mariestad at 2247 hours. The crew attempted to taxi to shore, but fell through the thin ice and settled to the bottom. This occurred during exercise Weserübung after dropping paratroopers. They were a crew of five, however, only four are known. Remaining crew: Ofw Josef Becker, Fw Ernst Rethmeier and Uffz Werner Röhr. Note: the pilots were not positively identified by the author. I selected the two senior ranking persons as pilots. The wreckage was returned to Germany on 23 January, 1941 after its recovery and repair. Source: B.Widfeldt
3 Becker,Uffz11/ZG-1Ju 88C-6, Ju 88R-2
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 3 km SW of Raalte on 10 October, 1943.
4 Becker,Fw12/JG-300Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 E of Leipzig on 29 June, 1944.
5 Becker,Lt5/JG-52 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspServed under Batz & Helmut Kühle.
6 Becker,FwIII/KG-26 (8/40)He 111H-3Bomber Operational ClaspCrew: Uffz Ludwig Havighorst, bombardier born Ostbevern; R/O Ebbinghaus.
7 Becker,FwSonderkommando (Special Command) "Bienenstock" (5/45 Salzburg-Ainring)Bu 131Fighter Operational ClaspAttacked the railline at Ödenburg the evening of 5 May, 1945. Jager Blatt 3/1999.
8 Becker,Uffz1Erg/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Beaufort into the sea off Terschelling on 2 June, 1941. Perry Claims.
9 Becker,Gefr8/JG-53 (9/40)Bf 109E-4 (lost 9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed into the Channel on 29 September, 1940, after aerial combat over England (Prien). Not certain if he perished, since I have a Gefr Heinrich Becker later in 8/JG-53 and a Fw Becker later in 6/JG-53.
10 Becker,Lt2/NJG-1Bf 110 Werk # unk (lost 8/30/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 30 August, 1940 at Meddo-Winterswijk, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry
11 Becker,Fw4/KGr.z.b.V. 900 (3/42 S.U.)Ju 52/3m Werk # Unk "CH + HY'Transport Operational Clasp Photo online; flew support missions into the Demyansk Pocket (falkeeins-blogspot).
12 Becker, AdamUffz8/KG-1Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3358 "V4 + BS" (lost 5/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew the night of 4/5 May, 1941; they are s/d by Beaufighter piloted by W/Co Atcherley from 25 Sqn into the “Butcher Arms” public house at Bourne-Market Deeping near Eastergate. Four civilians and three soldiers are killed along with the German crew.
13 Becker, AlbertOfhrFFS Lyngby (Denmark 10/43), 2/JG-77 (5/44 Italy)Bf 109F-4 "DR + ZM" (interned in Sweden), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163214 "Red 3" (lost 5/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspBecker was undergoing combat training when his unit had been alerted that American bombers were flying over Denmark, so a number of fighters departed at once. Becker had no contact with the members of his unit, however, he stumbled across about 100 B-17 bombers. He made a passat the last B-17 but was soon out of contact and flying in a fog bank.He decided to return to base but became disoriented and flew in over Sweden. Running low on fuel, he made a wheels up landing according to procedure at Växjö. Becker was unhurt in the landing and was permitted to return to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt. KIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 at Grosseto (Bf 109 Loss List).
14 Becker, AlbertFw3/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2446 "5K + GL" (lost 7/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Slonim-Mohlew 12 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
15 Becker, AlfredOfw1(F)/33 Long Range Reconnaissance Sq.Ju 88 (all models), Bf 109F-4/R3Observer Operational ClaspJager Blatt article.
16 Becker, Aloysius "Alois"Fw10/16/1918HeinsbergIII/StG-77, 1/JG-26 (joins 8/44)Ju 87, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175127 "White 13" (lost)EP(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 in his "White 13" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. W of Emmerich-Spijk. On the 27th of September 1944 his Staffel was near enemy lines at the German-Dutch border. Becker, flying his Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8 (Werkn. 175127, Kennz. 'Weiße 13'), got involved in a dogfight with one of the British fighters. Above Emmerich, his aircraft was hit and Becker was forced to jump out of his aircraft but did not manage to release his parachute. He was hit by the tail of his own aircraft, falling to earth unconscious and was instantly killed. He also had 253 missions as a Dive Bomber pilot in StG-77. Added: Birth data & EP data per Vermeer EP Awards List.
17 Becker, ArnoOblt1Stab I/JG-1 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-27 (4/41 Greece)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4185 "Black 1" (or Blk 2) (lost 4/6/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 April, 1941 during aerial combat with a Hurricane at Rupel Pass, west of Gefyroudi Romania. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 over Amiens, 20 May, 1940, a Lt at the time. Added: Believed sd by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle.
18 Becker, ArnoldGefr7/29/1922FFS B7 (Clermont-Ferrand)Si 204 Werk # 46 (lost 2/4/44)Trainee?KIC with co-pilot Gefr Waldemar Hecht (geb 2/19/1923) on 4 February, 1944, cause unknown, however the occupants in the village of Auvergnate heard the ac in distress before hitting the ground and burning. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Heinz Horn, geb 7/18/1922, Observer. The French crash report suggests he survived, but died of his injuries later. However his grave marker displays Feb 4. A 4th person, Fw Heinrich Leopold geb 10/13/1919 is on a grave marker with one of this crew, showing his date of death as 2/10/44 (curiously). All are buried in the Dagneux Cemetery. Source: French Crash Report online, thanks to F. Braun
19 Becker, BernhardLt23/KG(J)-54 (3/45 Giebelstadt)Me 262A/1a Werk # 110943 "B3 + HL" (65% dam 3/9/45), Me 262A/1a Werk # Unk "B3 + LL" (dam 4/10/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 April, 1945 when he was shot up while landing at Barby,near Giebelstadt. "B3 + HL" was damaged 9 March, 1945 while making an emergency landing in the vicinity of Kitzingen (LOCS). His first known victory, a B-17 on 4 April, 1945. A 2nd, a B-17 on 10 April, 1945.
20 Becker, BrunoUffz12(H)/13Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125115 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1943; shot down by enemy return fire north of Poljana Russia. His Observer, Oblt Otto Henzler, was also KIA, and the 3rd unnamed crewman was WIA. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
21 Becker, EduardUffzIII/JG-54Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16108 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspUninjured in a force landing crash 13 March, 1943, when he experienced engine problems and set down near Blankenberge. Source: A. Rosseels.
22 Becker, EgonUffz1/JG-53 (8/43 Italy; 7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18724 (80% dam 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760231 (lost 7/4/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166004 "White 16" (lost 7/31/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 July, 1944 in Wk# 166004 during aerial combat at Corabia, near Turnu Magurele Romania. Wk# 760231 lost 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Suseni Romania; pilot OK. Becker injured 17 August, 1943 in a takeoff crash from San Severo-Süd.
23 Becker, ErhardFw7/JG-54, 10/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4, Bf109G-6 Werk# 17014 "White ?" (lost 9/29/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 September, 1943 northeast of Krasnoje-Selo, S.U.. This was the 5th time he was shot down, losing 4 109G-4s before this final incident.
24 Becker, ErichOfw4/330/1918Crossen, Oder32/NJG-6 Bf 110D-2, Bf 110F-4, Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk (lost 2/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 reported sd 24 February, 1944 at Marlow, by Warnemünde, no further detail (NJG-6 Loss List). One known victory, a Halifax 5 km N of Düsseldorf on 3 November, 1943. A 2nd same day, a Lancaster at Düsseldorf. A 3rd, a Halifax WSW of Mannheim on 18 November, 1943.
25 Becker, ErichOfwKGzbV-106, III/TG-2Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
26 Becker, ErnstUffz1/JG-300Bf 109G-10 (lost 1/1/45 at Stade)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
27 Becker, ErnstUffzSG-102Ju 87D-3 Werk # 131347 (lost 5/10/44)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspThe ac reported crashed Budejovice, CZ. Pilot believed killed in the crash, cause unknown. (F.Braun).
28 Becker, FranzUffz4/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # unk (lost 6/2/40)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash 2 June, 1940: sd after combat in the Dunkirk area, probably by Spitfires of No.92 Sq.. Crash location uncertain, but probably in Belgium, as the two wounded crewmen were taken to an Antwerp hospital. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs (unhurt); Ogefr Karl Braun, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Karl Wissussek, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury
29 Becker, FriedrichUffz7/31/1916Pfungstadt16/JG-3Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/18/40)Wound Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim on 15 June, 1940, no location. Added: WIA 18 August, 1940: he returned wounded to France after combat and managed a crash landing at Marquise airfield, SW of Calais, but later died of his wounds. He is buried in the Bourdon War Cem., Blk 25, Row 6, Gr 226 (D.Drury).
30 Becker, FriedrichUffz6/JG-53Bf 108 Werk # 1123 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 December, 1941, crashing into a mountain at Chiaramonte. Source: Jochen Prien
31 Becker, GerhardOblt5/25/19166/KG-77Ju 88 (lost 3/9/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 March, 1942; sd by AA fire over Malta, buried in St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
32 Becker, GeroldGefr2/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162255 "Black 12" (lost 4/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 April, 1944 at Rimini after aerial combat with P-47s.
33 Becker, GüntherOfw5/13/19163(F)/22, 3(F)/122Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Oberfeldwebel Günther Becker (May 13, 1916 - October 20, 1953) was a scout pilot of the birth of Buxtehude who crossed the Western Front and Eastern Front. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on February 28, 1945 as Oberfeldwebel and the Flugzeugführer in 3. Staffel (Fern) / Aufklärungsgruppe 122 / Kommandierende General der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Italien / Luftflotte 2. Not much was known about him, other than that he died in 1953 Australia (another version mentions July 14, 1988). Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse; and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (July 12, 1943)
34 Becker, GüntherLt1/KG-55 (Melun-Villaroche)He 111H-4 Werk # 1724 "G1 + GH" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew the night of 7/8 May, 1941; failed to return from a mission to Liverpool. Remaining crew: Uffz Emil Vierner (or Vilser), Obs; Uffz Rdgar Faulhaber, R/O and Ofw Georg Lunz, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
35 Becker, H.Lt4/KG-2 (3/44 France)Do 217K-1 Werk# 4432 (lost 8/3/43), Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260238 "U5 + BM" (lost lost 3/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1944; shot down by a Mosquito of No. 488 Sq., piloted by S/L Bunting. Shot down 3 August, 1943 in Wk# 4432 at Austerlitz Holland, pilot disposition unknown.
36 Becker, HansJG-5, 6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspDue to the commonness of the name, this person may be two different! The Hans Becker in 6/JG-54 came from a photo in Jager Blatt 1/1997.
37 Becker, HansLt6/12/1916Neubiberg11/JG-300Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 9" (lost 6/21/44 by Magdeburg)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 June, 1944 while opposing the B-17s over Magdeburg (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory a B-17 at Burg by Magdeburg on 21 June, 1944, the same day his G-6 was a loss.
38 Becker, HansObltStfkpt 15/KG-6 (9/42), Stfkpt 5/KG-6 (11/43), 9/KG-6 (3/44)Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EP (7/6/42), EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
39 Becker, HansFw6/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7323 "Yellow 7" (90% dam 9/27/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Diepholz on 27 September, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. This could be one of the other Beckers without a first name.
40 Becker, HansUffz3/JG-52 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441437 "Yellow 3" (lost 10/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 October, 1944 after aerial combat 10km south of Ebenrode.
41 Becker, Hans GeorgUffzI/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 1/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140620 "Black 11" (20% dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730456 "White 5" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 in "White 5" in aerial combat with Allied fighters 40 km SW of Rouen. WIA 17 August, 1943 in "Black 11" from B-17 return fire at Liege. Despite his wounds, he made a force landing at Venlo. Returned to 1st Staffel 27 April, 1944.
42 Becker, HeinrichUffz4(Jabo)/JG-54Fw 190A-6 "Red ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 January, 1944 over Map Coordinate 97834.
43 Becker, HeinrichUffz1/27/1919Trier2(Erg)/JG-53 (early 1941), Flugzeugführer 8/JG-53 (4/42 Cimiso Italy)Bf 109E Wk # 1232 (12/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk # 7531 "Black 7 + I" (lost 4/25/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7513 "Black 8 + I" (lost 5/8/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1942, shot down in Werk # 7513 "Black 8 + I" by English flak over Lucqa Venezia Malta, bailed safely. Jager Blatt 2/2004 & Prien. Uninjured in "Black 7" in a crash on 25 April, 1942 at Vittoria, 50 km south of Cap Scaramia due to ground fire, bailed safely, pilot OK (Prien). Survived the war.
44 Becker, HeinrichUffz7/31/1914Berleburg9/StG-1 (Med)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0524 "J9 + CL" (lost 5/4/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 4 May, 1941 over Malta, cause unknown, his unnamed R/O KIA. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Failed to return from a mission over Valletta Malta. KIA and buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
45 Becker, HeinrichUffzKGr.z.b.V. 800 or 900Ju 52Transport Operational Clasp in Gold (6/15/42)Weitze Docs online
46 Becker, HeinzUffz 12/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3301 "??" (80% dam 12/19/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot and two unnamed crew injured when Becker made an emergency landing at the Grotaglio airfield on 19 December, 1942 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
47 Becker, HelmutLt10/17/1920Bochum58 (or 12)/JG-2 (12/42 as Uffz), 4/JG-2 (10/43), 8/EJGr-Süd (10/44. later 8/EJG-1), 7(or 10)/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19486 (50% dam 6/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 1880 (45% dam 10/20/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600662 "Black 18" (lost 3/12/45)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945 when he was sd by friendly AA fire and crashed at Kripp, buried Bodendorf. WIA 29 June, 1943; sd by enemy fire and made a force landing near Dieppe. WIA 20 October, 1943; sd by Spitfires and made a force landing in the vicinity of St Elier, France (LOCS). One known victory, a Spitfire on 18 January, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 23 January, 1943. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk region on 13 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 in the Bordeaux-Lorient area on 17 May, 1943. Another B-17 at Hippolytushoef on 29 May, 1943. This may be two persons; this Helmut claimed three victories per LOCS. A second Helmut, in 10 & 12/JG-2, may have two victories.
48 Becker, HelmutUffz3/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144725 "3E " LL" (lost 7/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Mitiletto 11 July, 1943 after aerial combat (Ju 88 Loss List).
49 Becker, Herbert TheodorOblt6/6/1915Marburg, LahnIV(St)/LG-1Ju 87 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 15 December, 1940; crashed on takeoff from Goetsenhoven airfield, buried Bad-Bergzabern, Grave 437. Source: A. Rosseels.
50 Becker, HermannOblt2(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430480 "T5 + CK" (lost 7/9/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Reinhold Taufe and two other unnamed crew at Woronesch-Kastornoje 9 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
51 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.
52 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.
53 Becker, JosefOfwStab II/KGzbV-1Ju 52/3m "1Z + BC"Transport Operational ClaspOne of three Ju 52s making emergency landings in Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This one landed on the weak ice of Lake Vänern at Mariestad at 2247 hours. The crew attempted to taxi to shore, but fell through the thin ice and settled to the bottom. This occurred during exercise Weserübung after dropping paratroopers. They were a crew of five, however, only four are known. Remaining crew: Ofw Kurt Bartel, Fw Ernst Rethmeier and Uffz Werner Röhr. Note: the pilots were not positively identified by the author. I selected the two senior ranking persons as pilots. The wreckage was returned to Germany on 23 January, 1941 after its recovery and repair. Source: B.Widfeldt
54 Becker, JosefOfhrIV/JG-301 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491151 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 march, 1945 during aerial combat near Grabow (Bf 109 Loss List).
55 Becker, JuliusUffz8/KG-51Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
56 Becker, KarlFw95/JG-11 (5/44 Reich Def), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163446 "Black 6" (lost 5/24/44), Fw 190A & D
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat in the Quickborn area. His 1st victory, a B-17 on 24 May, 1944, in the Neumünster area, a Gefr at the time. His 5th & 6th victories, both Yak-9s on 16 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
57 Becker, KarlOblt19/NJG-2 (9/42), Stfkpt 2/NJG-3 (5/43), Stfkpt 6/NJG-3 (12/43), Kdr II/NJG-3 (7/44), Kdr I/NJG-101 (8/44)Ju 88C-6, Do 217J EK 2
EP (7/1/42), Night Fighter Operational Clasp
LOCS. One known victory, a Boston on 11 September, 1942.
58 Becker, KarlOblt6/7/1915Weilheim an der Teck/Esslingen412/JG-1 (3/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (7/43 Deelen)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410005 "Yellow 14" (lost 7/30/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 July, 1943 in aerial combat in his A-5 with a P-47 over Hengelo (Ijsselmeer) Holland. The A-5 reported to have crashed south of Arnhem (DeSwart). No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 north of Ameland on 18 March, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. his 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) NW of Oldenburg on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, and last, another B-17 at Doesburg on 30 July, 1943.
59 Becker, KarlLt1/JG-11 (Rotenburg) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680141 "Black 13" (lost 5/8/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 8 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Bruchhausen, in the area of Hoya. Source: L.Wiegels.
60 Becker, KarlUffz8/KG-30 (Schiphol)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5014 "5J + US" (lost 10/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 October, 1940 during a minelaying operation over the Thames, no cause reported. Remaining crew (MIA): Obs Oblt Johann Schubert; R/O Uffz Kurt Kaufmann and Gnr Ogefr Wilhelm Knau.
61 Becker, Karl AdolfOfw13(Z)/JG-5Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5096 "LN + DR" (lost 6/23/43), Bf 110F-2 (Trop) Werk # 5073 "1B + CX" (lost 11/12/43) Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 12 November, 1943; fire after an emergency landing at Svartnes Norway airfield after an operational flight. His Observer, Lt Georg Lisbe, was also wounded. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Wk# 5096 was sd by a Russian P-39, piloted by Lt Borisov at Batsfjordnaringen Norway. Becker managed to make a belly landing offshore. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Ottmar Werz bailed and was picked up at sea by a German subchaser. The ac was blown up (Flyvrak Norway).
62 Becker, Karl HeinzFw8 10/NJG-11 (aka Kdo Welter & NJ Kdo-262, Feb.45) Me 262A-1 Werk # 500075 "Red 2" (20% dam 2/15/45; uninj emer land between Warendorf & Telgte, cause unk), Me 262B-1a/U1 Night Fighter EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. 5 Mosquitos. All victories in the Me 262. Second most successful Me 262 Night Fighter pilot. One known victory, a P-38 on 15 February, 1945. A 2nd, a Mosquito on 21 March, 1945. A 3rd, a Mosquito on 22 March, 1945. A 4th & 5th, both Mosquitos on 24 March, 1945. Nos. 6 & 7, both Mosquitos on 27 March, 1945. One of the victims on March 27th was F/Lt Andre van Amsterdam in a Mosquito Mk XVI Serial: MM131 XD-J of RAF No. 139 (Jamaica) Sq. north of Brandenburg. van Amsterdam bailed safely but has not been found (R.Philips). An 8th, a Mosquito on 31 March, 1945.
63 Becker, KurtOfw11/JG-300Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Remscheid on 31 July, 1943.
64 Becker, KurtFw15/JG-302Fw 190A-5 Werk # 155868 "Yellow 1" (lost 12/4/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 December, 1943 at Freiburg/Elbe, cause unknown. One known victory, an "unidentified" AC at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. This may be a 2nd Kurt Becker, since the other was an Ofw in July, 1943, and this man is a Fw in December, 1943. (Could have been demoted!)
65 Becker, LudwigHptm8/22/1911Dortmund, Aplerbeck44Stuka pilot, 3/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1 (8/40), 6/NJG-2 (1/42), Stafkpt 14/NJG-1, Stfkpt 12/NJG-1Ju 87, Bf 110C "G9+LZ", Do 215B-5 "G9 + OM", Bf 110G-4 Wk # 4864 "G9 + LZ" (lost 2/26/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 February, 1943 in his G-4 while on a daylight mission intercepting a B-17 over the North Sea and crashing 10 km north of Schiermonnikoog Holland. Also missing was his R/O Ofw Josef Straub. It was their first daylight sortie. All victories at night. He is known to have crashed a Bf 110 at Meddo Holland, NNW of Winterswijk, on 30 August, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, a Lt at the time (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Wellington the night of 16-17 October, 1940, no location. He is credited with the 1st radar-controlled victory, and this may have been the AC, downed while in 4/NJG-1. A Wellington near Nieue Schans on 8-9 August, 1941. A Manchester by Shlochteren, E of Groningen the night of 12-13 August, 1941. A Whitley V by Vredepeel the night of 14-15 August, 1941. A Whitley at Oldebrock the night of 6-7 September, 1941. Another Wellington of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Blijham/Groningen on 29 September, 1941. A Whitley the night of 8-9 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington II of RAF No.12 Sq. the night of 20-21 January, 1942 near the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. He began his military career as a Luftwaffe volunteer in 1934. Bowers/Lednicer, 46 victories.
66 Becker, LudwigOfw7(H)/13, 3/NAGr-12Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
67 Becker, Martin "Tino"Hptm4/12/1916Wiesbaden.586/NJG-2 (8/42), 2/NJG-3 (10/43), I/NJG-4, Kdr IV/NJG-6 (10/44 to end)Bf 110F, Bf 110G "3C + MK" (7/44), Ju 88G-6 "2Z + AF", "2Z + MF" & Bf 110G-4 "2Z + BB" & Bf 110G-6 "C9 + MK" in NJG-6

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (5/25/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
All night victories. Famous for his 'serial' victories: 6 on 23 March, 1944; 7 on 31 March, 1944; and 9 on 14 March, 1945. Nos. 44 & 45, both Lancasters on 2 January, 1945. Nos. 46 to 48, all '4 mots' on 21 February, 1945. Victories 49 to 57, eight Lancasters and a B-17 on 14 March, 1945. His 58th and last victory, a Lancaster on 16 March, 1945. 110 combat missions including 27 reconnaissance in 1940 before transferring to Night Fighters. His R/O from 3/44 to the end, Ofw Karl Ludwig Johanssen won the RK on 16 March, 1945, one of the few R/Os to do so. His Gunner at the end was Ogefr Weizenbach. Survived the war. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories. Photo There are several records in the Allied Losses and Incidents Database where Becker is mentioned as the Attacker. Search for Becker in the database and look in the Notes column for Attacker.

68 Becker, OlafLt6/22/192211/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 3/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 March, 1944; sd near Hohegeiss, no further detail (LOCS). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 near Wageningen, by Arnhem on 28 July, 1943.
69 Becker, PaulUffz10/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413899 "Black 1" (lost 9/26/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed near Arnhem Holland on 26 September, 1944, cause unknown. (DeSwart) Per the JG-4 List, he was wounded during this action.
70 Becker, PaulLt9/14/1920212/JG-27 (9/42), 1/JG-27 (11/43), Stffüh 11/JG-27 (1/44; 6/44 France)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165162 "Red 11 + ~" (lost 6/29/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Paris. Mombeek. Magnus. One known victory, a Spitfire V south southeast of El Alamein on 6 September, 1942. Over Malta on 14 October, 1942, he downed a Spitfire north of Valetta. His 5th, a P-51 100 km west of Ijmuiden on 18 April, 1943. His 6th & 7th victories, both B-24s southwest of Mattersburg, near Wiener Neustadt, 2 November, 1943. His 8th & 9th this same day, two more B-24s, south southeast of Wiener Neustadt. His 10th, a Spitfire S of Insel Split on 12 January, 1944. His 11th, a P-38 NW of Metkovic Croatia on 14 January, 1944. His 15th, a Typhoon SE of Caen on 8 June, 1944. His 16th & 17th, both P-47s near Beaumont le Roger on 12 June, 1944. His 18th & 19th, both P-47s 10 km SE of Lisieux on 14 June, 1944. His 20th, a P-51 SSW of Cherbourg on 24 June, 1944. His 21st, a P-47 at Thiberville on 29 June, 1944.
71 Becker, PaulOfwJG-301Bf 109G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspShot down 5 December, 1944, pilot disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 2/2001.
72 Becker, PeterGefr8/13/1920Kitz bei Dramburg8/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6139 "Black 1 + I" (lost (9/9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 September, 1940 during aerial combat south of Brighton, crashing at Sundown Farm, Ditcham, Hampshire. Source: Jochen Prien. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 6, Gr 157 (M.Croft).
73 Becker, sicHptm1Stab I/NJG-101Bf 110G-4, Ju 88C & G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Karlstuhl on 26 August, 1944.
74 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.
75 Becker, W.Uffz4(F)/122Ju 88A-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspForce landed 27 May, 1940 after being severely damaged by a fighter, possibly that of F/Lt Pearson of RAF No. 54 Sq.. Only one of the Remaining crew identified; Gefr J. Speck (WIA). Remainder of the crew and pilot disposition unknown. No mention of a POW status. Wiki Luft data.
76 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.
77 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.
78 Becker, Wilhelm WilliFw12/JG-4 (4/44 Italy), 1/JG-4 (1/45 Reich Def) 3/JG-4 (2/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 1629_5 (lost 4/30/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491314 (lost 1/14/45), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332897 (lost 2/10/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Gimmedingen. WIA 30 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Ferrara, bailed safely (JG-4 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Passo di Futa on 25 April, 1944.
79 Becker, WilliFw26/JG-53 (12/44 Malmsheim)Bf 109G-14
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Haroue, S of Nancy, on 28 September, 1944. His 2nd, a B-26 in the Ardennes sector on 24 December, 1944.
80 Bidlingmaier, DieterLt38/ZG-26Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 25 November, 1941, along with gunner Uffz Becker after aerial combat with P-40s of RAF No. 112 Sq. and RAAF No. 3 Sq., over Sidi Rezegh. Two known victories, both Desert Hurricanes on 5 August, 1941. A third, another Hurricane on 24 November, 1941.
81 Bock, RichardOfw3/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7526 "G1 + GV" (lost 7/31/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His H-6 was sd by Beaufighter night fighters off the south coast of England. He and R/O Ofw Wilhelm Becker survived and were taken prisoner. See Karbe, Adalbert for additional detail.
82 Bradel, WalterObstlt7/31/1911Breslau, Carlowitz3/KG-3 (39), Stfkpt 9/KG-2 "Holzhammer", Kdr II/KG-2 (12/41), Kdr KG-2 (1/43 Soesterberg)Do 17Z in 9 Staffel, Do 217E & K in II Grp, Do 217K-1 Werk # 4415 "U5 + AA" (lost 5/5/43)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Foreign Pilot Badge(Romanian?)
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 5 May, 1943; while returning from a mission over Norwich England, the ac suffered engine failure, crash landed near Landsmeer, near Amsterdam. Also killed was Flg Werner Becker, Gnr; Bradel was not piloting on this mission. Remaining crew (Injured): Lt Ernst Andres, pilot; Ogefr Wilhelm Schlagbaum, Obs and Uffz August Dreschler, R/O. RK awarded for successful attacks on Soviet tanks in June, 1941. Alternate spelling: Bradl.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Bradel (L) presents Knight's Cross to Bornschein (R) Sep 1942
83 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.
84 Dombrowsky, Hans vonHptm3/6/1915Duisburg4(F)/122 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0699 (lost 7/10/41) Observer Operational ClaspKIC 10 July, 1941 when his ac crashed at Brody in occupied Poland (now Ukraine) due to an engine malfunction. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Schirmer, Obs; Fw Becker, R/O and Uffz Hartmann, Gnr. Only the pilot listed in the VDK, and believed buried among the "unknown" in the Ger War Cem at Potelitsch, Ukraine (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dombrowski.
85 Eichler, ErichUffz8/KG-27He 111P-2 "1G + ??" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940 after the He 111s wing fractured after heavy enemy fire, and crashed at Steinhude, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Heinz Becker, Obs; Ogefr Georg Lewioda, R/O and Flg Walter Hammerschmidt, Mechanic. Source: Wings to Victory
86 Filsinger, WilhelmOfwFliegerhorst Bad Aibling (believed to be FFS A/B 117)Ju W 34hi Werk # unk "PF + TE" (dam 7/24/41)Transport Operational ClaspThe ac with three blind flying students during an exercise on 24 July, !941. Their instructor, Ofw Filsinger, fell asleep and the students crossed into Swiss airspace, and were hit once by AA fire. The ac successfully landed at Dübendorf. The four occupants were permitted to leave the next day, no word on the ac. Students: Uffz Erich Breitenbach, Gefr Heinz Achilles and Gefr Karl Becker (D.Drury). NOTE: Heinz Achilles and Karl Becker both appear in the Archive as pilots, perhaps those mentioned as students.
87 Fliegel, FritzMaj11/30/1907Berlin Wilmersdorf2/KG-40 (5/40), Stfkpt 2/KG-40 (10/40), Kdr I/KG-40 (4/41)He 111H, Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Fw 200 reported lost over the Atlantic, northwest of Ireland on18 July, 1941, all 6 crew MIA. The ac crashed at sea after its starboard wing was shot off by ships AA fire. They were attacking the British freighter "Pilar de Larrinaga" of Convoy OB346 (D.Drury). Remaining crew: Lt Wolf Dietrich Kadelke, Co-pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz JohannKothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Sank seven ships.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Fliegel flew combat missions over Poland and received the Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) on 15 September 1939. In early May 1940 when I. Gruppe (1st group) of Kampfgeschwader 40 (KG 40—40th Bomber Wing), a unit equipped with the long-range Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor reconnaissance and anti-shipping/maritime patrol bomber aircraft, Fliegel was transferred to the 2. Staffel (2nd squadron) of KG 40. The unit initially operated against enemy shipping from airbases in Denmark. There he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse) on 13 May 1940. In mid-1940, I. Gruppe relocated to the airbase Bordeaux-Mérignac at the Atlantic coast near Bordeaux in France. In October 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän (squadron leader) of 2. Staffel of KG 40. Flying the Fw 200 to its maximum range, I. Gruppe was credited with the destruction of 39 enemy merchant ships totaling 206,000 gross register tons (GRT), further damaging 20 ships of 115,000 GRT. On 6 February 1941, U-37 under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Captain Lieutenant) Nicolai Clausen, spotted convoy HG 53, 19 merchant ships escorted by HMS Velox and Deptford, heading for Liverpool. Clausen reported the sighting, which was relayed to KG 40 by Fliegerführer Atlantik. On 9 February, KG 40 sent five Fw 200s to attack the convoy which was spotted at 4 pm roughly 640 kilometers (400 miles; 350 nautical miles) southwest of Lisbon. In the attack at 35°42′N 14°38′W, the Fw 200's managed to sink five ships (Britannic, Dagmar I, Jura, Tejo and Varna), and Deptford damaged the Fw 200 piloted by Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) Erich Adam, who managed to fly his aircraft to Spain. U-37 sank three further ships from HG 53. This achievement earned him his first mention in the Wehrmachtbericht, an information bulletin and element of Nazi propaganda issued by the headquarters of the Wehrmacht. Fliegel was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) on 25 March 1941. In mid-April 1941 he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur (group commander) of I. Gruppe of KG 40, replacing Major Edgar Petersen. He was mentioned a second time in the Wehrmachtbericht on 20 June 1941 after the number of enemy shipping destroyed by his Gruppe increased by a further 24 ships, reaching 109 enemy ships sunk. By early 1941 I. Gruppe of KG 40 had five holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross reflecting the success of the Condors in Atlantic Ocean operations. (Source: Wikipedia)

88 Freude, GerhardOgefr10/14/1918Koslitz, Lüben1/KG-54 Ju 88A-1 "B3 + ?H" (lost 8/21/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 21 August, 1940; shot down by RAF Spitfires of 234 Sq., piloted by S/L Joseph O'Brien & P/O Robert Doe. The AC crashed and burned at Hoplands Farm, King's Somborne, near Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Max Dankwart Birkenstock (geb 12/16/1915 Neustettin), Obs; Uffz Rudolf Paul Schulze (geb 9/29/1919 Liegnitz), R/O and Gefr Franz Becker (1/18/1919 Hurth-Koln), Gnr. The crews remains were buried close to where their ac crashed, marked by a memorial stone. Source: KG-54 Archive & D.Drury.
89 Fritsch, HelmutLt9/27/1923Güstrow1/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332394 "6N + BH" (lost 5/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 May, 1944; crashed at Lechfeld during a non-operational flight, cause not given. Remaining crew: Uffz Eugen Strasser, geb 5/17/1921, (KIC), K.Obs; Uffz Alfred Becker, geb 11/8/1919, (WIC), R/O; Fw Herbert Menge, geb 10/26/1917, (WIC), Wart and Uffz Alois Dullinger, geb 3/3/1917, (WIC), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
90 Fuchs, FriedrichOgefrStab II/JG-53Bf 109F-2Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 December, 1941 as a passenger in a Bf 108, piloted by Uffz Friedrich Becker of 6 Staffel. The crashed into a mountain, killing both. Source: Jochen Prien
91 Gänsler, WilhelmOfw5/22/1919Oberndorf Württemberg115Observer/Gunner NJG-1 & NJG-4Bf 110

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Although not a pilot, he was the Night Fighters most successful gunner, and famous for his outstanding vision. He flew gunner for Ludwig Becker and Schnaufer, 150 missions. His victory participations were 17 with Becker and 98 with Schnaufer. Deceased 22 November, 1985. Photo
92 Gebauer, GerhardUffz1/3/19181/Ku.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0717 "S4 + HH" (lost 7/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1941 with unnamed crew after being hit by ships AA fire while attacking same off Montrose. The ac crashed at the Lauriston Railway Station. (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Lt.z.S. Eduard Erich Becker, Obs (geb 1/16/1920, bur CC, 4.F.5); Ogefr Fritz Otto Föse, R/O (but CC, 4.7.F) and Uffz Hans Steggemann, Gnr (bur CC, 4.F.6). Pilot Gebauer bur CC, 4.F.8 (D.Drury)
93 Grossgarts, PeterOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr. 506 (10/39 List), 1/Ku.Fl.Gr.-906 (2/42 Brest-Poulmic)He 115B Werk # 1876 (Floatplane Lost 10/39), He 115C Werk # 3243 "8L + DH" (dam 2/10/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 10 February, 1942 when he made a force landing at Brest Süd due to fog. Remaining crew: Ofhr Roland Grimm, Obs (KIC; buried Ger.War Cem. Ploudaniel-Lesneven Fr, Blk 9, Row 2, Gr 35) and Uffz Herbert Schneider, R/O (Inj). Shot down 21 October, 1939 by Hurricanes of RAF No. 46 Sq., crashing into the North Sea. Navigator Lt Gottfried A.A. Lenz was wounded in the hand and lower leg by gunfire. Both crewmen were able to exit the AC and were picked up by the Danish steamship "Dagmar Clausen". On 25 October they were turned over to Danish authorities at Korsor, and permitted to return to Germany on 30 October, 1939. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Although unconfirmed, the third crewman may have been a Helmuth Becker, R/O, who perished ( via D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Grossgart.
94 Gurklies, Richard Martin Uffz3/7/1923Kallnuggen3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Atlantic)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1558 "M2 + LL" (lost 3/23/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his observer Oblt Horst Becker 23 March, 1942; sd by flak at Davis Timber Yard, Chesilton, Portland, Dorset (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Josef Rother and Uffz Helmut Kording. All four crew buried in the Portland Royal Navy Cemetery, graves 717 to 720 (Weltkriegsopfer via D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gorkelis (Ju 88 Loss List). The tailfin from this crash is located at the Bong Heritage Center in Superior, Wisconsin, USA and is shown to the right
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
For 23.03.1942, 3/Küstenfliegergruppe 106, Ju 88a-4, Werk Nr 1558, M2+LL, Crew, Oblt Horst Becker, Uffz Richard Gurklies, Uffz Helmut Kording and Gefr Josef Rother Source; The Blitz then and now, Vol 3.
95 Havighorst, LudwigOfwOstbevern, GermanyIII/KG-26 (7/40 Scapa Flow Raid participant), I/KG-26 (9/40) redesignated III/KG-27 in July, 1941, 5/KG-27 (12/41)He 111H-3 "TI +K1" with Gericke, He 111 "1G + NN" with Denz
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Although not a pilot, his record is as noteworthy as that of Schnaufers crew, all bestowed with the Knights Cross. Originally in the 26th Infantry Regt., he transferred into the Luftwaffe in January, 1940. He graduated from Bombardier school and served with notable pilots such as Fw Becker over England, Uffz Hugo Greeven over England, Uffz Dries along the French Coast, Heinz Gericke (where Ludwig was designated as AC Commander, even tho he was not a pilot) over England, the French Coast and Russia, Lt Heinz Bussemer in Russia, Oblt Plümecke in Russia, and the most numerous (251) with Uffz Ludwig Denz in Russia. Altho nominated three times for the RK after his 400th mission, 4 October, 1943, his recommendations kept getting overlooked, even tho 400 was the acceptable number for bomber crews. 427 combat missions. In November, 1944, he was promoted to Oblt., and served in the 9th Paratrooper Regt, 15th Combat Engineer Company. A 4th RK recommendation was submitted by his Paratrooper Commander. Captured on 4 March, 1945, by American troops, he was released from captivity on 12 September, 1945.
96 Hecht, WaldemarGefr2/19/1923FFS B7 (Clermont-Ferrand)Si-204 Werk # 46 (lost 2/4/44)Trainee?KIC 4 February, 1944 with pilot Gefr Arnold Becker, geb 7/29/22 and Observer Uffz Heinz Horn, geb 7/18/22, cause unknown. The occupants of the small village of Auvergnate Fr. heard the ac in distress before it hit the ground and burned. All the crew are buried at Dagneux Cemetery. See pilot Arnold Becker for more detail. Source: French Crash Report online, thanks to F. Braun.
97 Heigl, MartinFw6/KG-30 (8/41 Finland, 1/43 Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0882278 "4D + IP" (lost 8/8/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6132 "??" (lost 1/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 1 January, 1943; flew into the ground east of Miarmonte (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Heigl made a force landing in his A-5 in a bog at Lentokonejänkä Finland on 8 August, 1941due to engine failure. They were later picked up, uninjured, by a Fiesler Storch. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Jabs, Obs; Uffz Häring and Gefr Becker (Flyvrak Norway).
98 Ignatius, JoachimLt10/25/19192/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z-2 Werk # 2844 "7T + MK" (lost 11/7/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his crew the night of 6/7 November, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Liverpool, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt z.S. Alfred Schumacher, Obs; Ogefr Werner Adam, R/O and Uffz Herbert Becker, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
99 Johanssen, Karl-LudwigLt5/15/1921Kiel59III/NJG-4, I/NJG-6Bf 110

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EK1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
Although a radio operator, he did achieve three victories the night of 15 March, 1945, using the rear mounted MG 131. He flew 68 Night missions and participated in 59 victories, all as Martin Beckers RO except one mission. Deceased 11 August, 2009. Photo
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Captain Becker, commander in a night fighter wing, and his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, brought down to a crash 9 four-engine bombers on the night of 14 to 15 March. When Captain Becker, after the 6 kill could not continue to shoot due to a gun jam, his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, destroyed 3 more Anglo-American bombers.
100 Kadelke, Wolff DietrichLt.5/21/19212/KG-40 (Channel)Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspCo-Pilot Kadelke MIA 18 July, 1941; failed to return from a mission over the Atlantic NW of Ireland while attacking Convoy OB346. Remaining crew (MIA): Maj Fritz Fliegel, Pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz Johann Kothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.

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