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1 Brinkmann, Arnold "Fritz"Hptm6/10/1915*16 Stab I/NJG-3 (11/43), 8/NJG-3 (4/44-3/45) Bf 110G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Bürgstadt on 26 November, 1943. Another, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" near Osnabrück on 22 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Insel Falster (Denmark?)on 23 April, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" NW of Bramsche on 13 August, 1944. A 6th, same night, a "4 mot" in the Senden area. A 7th, a "4 mot" near Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A triple victory on 27 August, 1944, all three "4 mots"; two at Insel Samso, and one 10 km NW of Hornum. A "4 mot" opposing the Darmstadt Raid on 11 September, 1944. A "4 mot" at Deutsche Bucht on 15 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Believed to have survived the war. * His birthdate is questionable; another source states the date as 29 March, 1915 (LOCS).
2 Albrecht, Richard ArnoldHptm12/6/1915AustriaII/KG-1 (5/43), NJG-101 (1/44), 8/NJG-3 (4/44), 2/Lichtbildstaffe (Photo Recon) Ju 88G Werk # 5341083(?) (lost 3/24/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 24 March, 1945, the AC crashing in the Uedemer Bruch, Kreis Kleve. Remaining crew (KIA): Walter Aglassinger, R/O; Uffz Gustav Thele and Heinrich Fuchsius. Albrecht and Aglassinger were buried in Weeze. Alternate spelling: Allbrecht. Jager Blatt 1/2003 & 3/2003.
3 Arnold,Lt13/ZG-76Bf 110G-2, Me 410A & B
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 W of Pressburg on 26 June, 1944.
4 Arnold, AlfredUffz2/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0741 "Black 14" (lost 5/12/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 May, 1943 after being shot down by flak at Kertsch. He was seen bailing, however his final disposition not reported.
5 Arnold, ErnstFw12/JG-27 (6/40), 3/JG-27 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3271 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/30/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 after being damaged during combat by a Spitfire of No.603 Sq., piloted by F/O Brian Carbury, and making an emergency landing at Westwood Court, near Faversham. One known victory, his 1st, a Battle at Montmirail, 13 June, 1940. Note: TBT&N and BOBT&N claim the Wk# was 3771 which was assigned to Hptm Lopez of 15(Span)/JG-27.
6 Arnold, GüntherGefr12/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413717 "Blue 13 + I" (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1944 West of Paris, reason unknown. Mombeek.
7 Arnold, HeinzLt6/12/1920Leipzig4/KG-4He 111P-4 Werk # 2869 (lost 9/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed at Eindhoven-Best Holland, NW of the city center, on 10 September, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Albert Nowak, Bomb (KIA) and Gefr Willi Hain, Gnr. Three of the four were killed. A fourth, the R/O perhaps, survived with wounds. The three deceased are buried at Ysselsteyn, AA/1: Lt Arnold Gr 20; Nowak Gr 21 and Hain Gr 22 (D.Drury).
8 Arnold, HeinzOfw2/12/1919Flöha, bei Chemnitz, Germany497/SG-1, 7/JG-5 (4/44 S.U.), 11/JG-7 (12/44 Larz - 2/45 Parchim)Hs 123 in SG-1, Fw 190A, Bf 109G, Me 262A-1b Werk # 500491 "Yellow 7" in JG-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/26/44)
EK 1(5/18/44) & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold(4/23/44)
KIA 17 April, 1945 when he was shot down (a diff 262) by P-51s during a ground attack near Grossebersdorf in the Thuringer Wald area of Germany. WIA 8 April, 1945 in Fw 190A near Vienna; bailed safely. 42 victories in JG-5, all in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Boston IIIs on 23 April, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Boston III on 11 May, 1944. A P-40 and two Boston IIIs on 25 May, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 15 June, 1944. Nine victories on 17 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s a P-39 and a Boston on 27 June, 1944. Two P-39s on 15 September, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 16 September, 1944. Three P-40s on 17 September, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 26 September, 1944. 7 victories in the Me 262; 5 B-17s, a P-51 and a P-47. One of the B-17s and the P-47 were downed in the Genthin area on 3 March, 1945. The P-51 near Wittenberg on 7 March, 1945. Two more P-51s on 18 March, 1945. A B-17 near Zwikau on 19 March, 1945. A B-17 NW of Dresden on 21 March, 1945. A B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. A B-17 in the Dessau area on 24 March, 1945. "Yellow 7" is on display at the Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
9 Arnold, HelmutOfw41/NJG-2 (1/41), NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 3 September, 1943 at Lechfeld (Boiten). One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 50 km east of Happisburgh, the night of 2-3 January, 1941. His 2nd, a Whitley 50 km north of Ostende on 16-17 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington, 60 km northeast of Bacton on 29-30 June, 1941. His 4th, a Whitley at Hemswell on 30 July, 1941.
10 Arnold, KarlUffz3/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3794 "5J + KL" (lost 5/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5/6 May, 1941 after aerial combat with a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by P/O Meredith. Arnold had just completed his bombing run on Greenock when he was attacked four miles east of Cresswell. The AC banked sharply to starboard and dived towards the sea, exploding on impact. Remaining crew: Lt Walter Weisslener, Observer (MIA), Uffz Herbert Bhen, wireless operator (MIA) and Gefr Werner Willeke, mechanic (KIA).
11 Arnold, KarlLt12/16/19224/StG-5 (3/43), 9/StG-151 (5/43), 4/SG-5 (5/43), 4/StG-1 (7/43), 2/SG-5 (10/43), Adj NSGr-8 (5/44) Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6097 "L1 + MM" (lost 7/2/43), Ju 87D-5 Werk # Unk "6J + ??" (lost 11/27/44) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 27 November, 1944 when he crashed after takeoff at Andselv Bardufoss Norway during a ferry flight. He is buried at Botn-Rognan (LOCS). WIA 2 July, 1943; shot down with wounds by flak southwest of Kouta. His R/O, Uffz Erich Stepphuhn, was killed. Source: SIG Norway. The Ju 87 Loss List identifies this unit as 3/StG-5 (?)
12 Arnold, OttoFw1/Ku.Fl.Gr-106He 115B Werk # 1868 "M2 + BH" (lost 4/18/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 18 April, 1940 when he crashed into mountain Storsalen after a mission to Narvik, believed due to icing. Remaining crew: Oblt z.See Heinz Witt (KIC) and Gefr Karl Georg (turned up later in Trondheim) (Flyvrak Norway).
13 Arnold, WalterFhjOfw89/JG-27 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413544 "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 8/18/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost on 18 August, 1944 during an emergency landing 30km NW of Paris, pilot returned. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SE of Marburg on 6 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Typhoon S of Evreux on 17 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-26 60 km SW of Aachen on 3 October, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at Mechernich on 17 December, 1944. His 7th, a P-51 in the Küstrin area on 24 March, 1945. His 8th, an Auster on 2 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
14 Arnold, WalterStbsFw1/Kdo. Sommer (2/45 N. Italy)Ar 234B-2 Werk # 140153 "T9 + HH" (lost 4/30/45)Observer Operational ClaspFlew reconnaissance missions over northern Italy. His operational flights ended 11 April, 1945, when his fuel tank was ruptured by enemy fire, too little time and material to repair for future flights. On 30 April, on orders from Hptm Sommers, he flew Ar 234B "T9 + FH" to Holzkirchen where he destroyed the AC so it would not end up in Allied hands. Wiki Luft data.
15 Arnold, WalterUffz8/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682682 "Blue 12" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the St Vith area.
16 Aster, EmilUffz9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5343 "U5 + NT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1942 failing to return from a mine-laying operationin Tyne Bay, exact cause unknown, however Beaufighters of RAF No. 141 Sq. were operating in the area at the time. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Arnold Neumann, Observer, Gefr Hans Lehmann, wireless operator and Uffz Karl Thomas, mechanic.
17 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
18 Bill, ArnoldLtI/KG-60 (Channel)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 3315 "??" (lost 1/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Senzay 16 January, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
19 Bohlmann, GünterFw10/29/19204/LG-1Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330959 "L1 + ??" (lost 12/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 December, 1944 after being shot down by British fighters during a mine-laying operation. His Ju 88 crashed at Groede Holland. He was buried at Ysselsteyn, Block CG/9/201. Remaining crew (Buried Ysselsteyn): Fw Erich Kuhn, geb 4/28/1917, buried CG/9/204; Ofw Siegfried Meier, geb 3/17/1917, buried CG/8/198; and Ogefr Arnold Hillmeister (MIA) (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
20 Brandt, GerdLt9/17/191910/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3389 "4D + EU" (lost 5/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 4 May, 1942; believed shot down by a Night Fighter, and crashed into the sea off Portland, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew: Uffz W. Brinkmann (MIA); Gefr P. Schroeder (MIA) and Uffz Herbert Meusel (KIA), whose body washed ashore on 30 May, 1942. He is buried at CC, Plot 7, Row 9, Gr 216 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
21 Brinckmann, FriedrichOblt7/20/1920Einbeck/Hannover5(F)/122 ('40), Stfkpt Wekusta 26 (1/44), Stfkpt 6(F)/122 (6/44-5/45) DO 17P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D

EK 1 & 2
DK-G (6/15/42), EP (12/8/41), Observer Operational Clasp
WikiLuft Data & LOCS. Alternate spelling: Brinkmann.

Brinckmann receives RK Italy 1943-12-30
22 Bringmann, ArnoldFw35Stab I/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (2/43), 8/JG-3 (9/43), 4/JG-3 (11/44), Act StfFüh 1/JG-3 (12/44), JG-7 (4/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-14/AS, Me 262A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st known Soviet, an Il-2 SW of Alayev on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 22 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 25 March, 1943. A DB-3 and an Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. His 14th, a LaGG-3 on 15 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 17 April, 1943. A 17th, a Yak-1 on 28 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory, a Spitfire over southern Italy, 14 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-47 SW of Haiger on 2 December, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Diepholz on 8 December, 1944. Two LaGG-3s on 3 March, 1945. Mörl Interrogation Report.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Arnold Bringmann (R) with Me 109 at St. Omer-Arques in the winter of 1940 - 41
23 Brinkmann,Uffz11/JG-77Bf 109 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire over southern Italy, 14 September, 1943.
24 Brinkmann,ObltStffüh 2/StG-77 (8/40)Ju 87Dive Bomber Operational ClaspBattle of Britain pilot. Narrowly escaped attacks by the British fighters on 18 August, 1940 after a raid on England. Source: Rudolf Singler narrative
25 Brinkmann,Lt1/JG-11Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 May, 1945 after leaving Leck on foot. Source: L. Wiegels.
26 Brinkmann,Fw3/ZG-26Bf 110C-3 Werk # 1372 "U8 + HL" (lost 9/11/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 11 September, 1940 after making an emergency landing at Cobham Farm, Charing, due to engine trouble after a fighter attack. Both crew POW. Bf 110 Loss List
27 Brinkmann, FritzLt12/3/1919Müssen57/JG-300 (7/43), 9/JG-300 (9/43), TO I/JG-302 (3/44), I/JG-301 (7/44), Stab I/JG-301 (11/44)Bf 109G-6 (lost 3/21/44), Fw 190A Werk # 202242 (lost 11/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat, crashed near Einbeckhausen; buried Wunstorf Friedhof 9/10 (A. Rosseels). Two known victories, both "4 mots" at Hamburg, 30 July, 1943. A Lancaster S of Berlin, 4 September, 1943. A "4 mot" at Senarpont and another at St Quentin, on 8 July, 1944. WIA 21 March, 1944; sd by a night fighter in the vicinity of Neuburg, hospitalized (LOCS).
28 Brinkmann, HansUffzIII/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163127 "Black 5" (lost 8/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspReported KIA 17 August, 1944, cause and location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
29 Brinkmann, HeinrichLt3/12/1917Flachsberg2/Erpro-210 (Channel) Bf 110D-0 "S9 + NK" (lost 8/14/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp Both Brinkmann and his R/O, Uffz Richard Mayer, were KIA 14 August, 1940, hit by flak at Manston airfield. (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: After being hit by AA fire, he is believed to have collided with Uffz Hans Steding, the two ac crashing Both Brinkmann & Mayer buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11; Brinkmann in Gr 423; Mayer in Gr 425 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
30 Brinkmann, Heinz "Hans"Lt9/JG-54 Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170351 "Yellow 6" (or Yellow 8) (lost 6/10/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 10 June, 1944; aerial combat east of Caen.
31 Brinkmann, HelmutFw6/13/1920Stade/Hannover7/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15389 "White 12" (lost 10/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 October, 1943 during an attack on American bombers and P-47 escorts. His G-6 crashed in "de Vink" at Kerkrade Holland on 14 October, 1943 (DeSwart). No known grave (Geensen).
32 Brinkmann, ViktorLt4(F)/122 (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430039 "F6 + NM" (lost 10/27/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Tuapse 27 October, 1942 due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Another Russian source suggests that Lt Brinkmann may not have been the pilot. The source names an Ofw K.Yisten as pilot (D.Drury).
33 Brinkmann, WalterFw1/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7081 (lost 5/31/42)Fighter Operationl ClaspKIA 31 May, 1942 when he crash landed at Malaja Kamyschewacha after engine damage from a flak hit.
34 Burgetsmeier, ArnoldUffz2/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730490Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 June, 1944; Combat with a P-51, Bayeux. Mombeek MIA List.
35 Burkert, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3468 "4D + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 during an operational flight by Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Molkenthien, Observer; Gefr Arnold Bissinger, R/O and Uffz Karl Franz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
36 Burmeister, ArnoldBFS-5Ju 52 Werk # 5318 "SE + UW" (lost 1/2/43)Student pilotKIC 2 January, 1943 when he crashed into a mountain at Vertestolna, near Belgrade-Becs, during a training flight. The instructor, Ofw Otto Puff was also killed. The remaining crew survived, and their detail can be found under the Otto Puff Archive. Source: Janos Bruckner.
37 Burns, WilliOblt4(F)/122 (S.U.)JU 88D-1 Werk # 430524 "F6 + KM" (lost 2/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Arnold Schulz and two other unnamed crew 16 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
38 Dieringer, ErichLt10/31/1921Messkirch/Stockach5/NJG-3Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750345 "D5 + BN" (lost 12/13/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 13 December, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss list). Added: MIA during an intercept mission against B-17's over the North Sea. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Brinkmann, R/O and Ogefr Erwin Baumeister (R.Randall).
39 Dold, OttmarOblt11/21/19167/KG-27 (5/40), Stfkpt 9/KG-27 (11/42-12/44)He 111P Werk # Unk "1G + ER" (lost 5/27/40), He 111P-2 Werk # 2864 "1G + HR" (dam 12/13/40), Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 13 December, 1940 when his Wk# 2864 was hit by aa fire, but returned to Dinard-Pleurtuit airfield, where he crash landed. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Otto Heinert, Obs; Ofw Robert Brinkmann, Flt Engr and Lt Willi Cryns, R/O (D.Drury). POW (briefly) 27 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, when his Heinkel crashed near Beveren. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: The ac was hit by flak and was abandoned by the crew near Beveren, W of Antwerp. Remaining crew: Oblt Eberhard Bertelsmann (KIA, bur in the War Cem., Lommel, Be. Blk 42, Gr 110), Ogefr H.Krause (POW/WIA) and one other unknown (POW) (D.Drury).
40 Döring, ArnoldLt1/29/1918Heilsberg, E.Prussia239/KG(J)-53(11/40), 8/KG-55(6/42), 2&3/JG-300(7/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-300, 7/NJG-2(5/44), 10/NJG-3(10/44)He 111, Ju 88, Fw 190, Bf 109G-6/R6 "Red 6" in JG-300,RK (4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber w/Pend & Fighter Oper. Clasp in Brnz
Barbarossa pilot. Participated in the raid on the airfield of the 126th Fighter Aviation Regt.. 348 bomber missions and 43 missions in the Fw 190. 13 Night victories, of which three bomber victories. His Soviet victories came while in the bomber units. Credited with the destruction of 16 tanks. One known victory, his 14th, a B-17 on 3 February, 1944. A "4 mot" at Frankfurt-Main on 22 March, 1944. Nos. 21 & 22 were a B-17 and a Lancaster at Dishworth, 10 minutes apart. His 23rd, a "4 Mot" at Kevlaer, 15 October, 1944. At wars end, he was interned by the British and released in October, 1945. Deceased 10 April, 2001, Düsseldorf.
41 Dorka, ArnoldOblt10/18/19201 5/ZG-1 (S.U. 3/43), 4/ZG-1 (Reich Def) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5201 (dam 3/5/43), Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6387 "S9 + KM" (lost 9/24/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 24 September, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (LW Loss Report & Bf 110 Loss List), WIA 5 March, 1943 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4839 by enemy fire, no mention of crew injuries (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 on 16 September, 1943.
42 Guilleaume, ArnoldOgefr10/10/1921Marl Hüls11/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785923 (lost 2/7/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 7 February, 1945 due to enemy fire, location not reported. Added: The location of his death was Fliegerhorst Pyritz which was in Pomerania (today called Pyrzyce, situated in West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland). He is buried as an unknown in the German War Cem at Poznan-Milostowo, Poland (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Guineaume.
43 Durmeister, ArnoldFw4/ZG-26 (S.U.) Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4084 "3U + DM" (lost 7/9/41) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 9 July, 1941 after colliding with a Soviet Tupolev "Martin" bomber near Razona (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Neither crew listed in the VDK. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Günter Weissenberg, was also killed. A Russian source says the SB (Martin Maryland) was rammed by the Soviet ac, killing three Soviet fliers. Razona seems to be near Sebezh, Pskov Oblast, Russia (D.Drury).
44 Falke, ArnoldUffzI/LG-1 (Gardelegen)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300268 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured 23 January, 1945 when his Ju 88 crashed due to an engine siezure during takeoff from Gardelegen. None of the crew were injured. Remaining crew: Ogefr Georg Zinesch, Obs; Uffz Otto Heyer, R/O and Gefr Helmut Dominik, Gunner. Source: Wings to Victory.
45 Fitschen, Heinrich Hinrich?OfwWekusta 1/OB.d.L., 1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 52, Ju 88D Werk # unk "D7 + CH" (lost 8/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Uninjured during an operational crash on 12 August, 1943, at Karmoy Norway due to an engine failure. Remaining crew (all uninjured): Dipl.Ing. Gustav Brinkmann, Observer; Kurze, R/O and Ziegler, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
46 Fock, WalterUffz7/KG-4 (Orsha South)He 111H-16 Werk # 161384 "5J + ER" (lost 9/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 19 September, 1943; collided with another H-16, Werk #160296, piloted by Lt Hans Auer (KIFA with unnamed crew). They were climbing thru a low-lying cloud layer on instruments. Both crews were killed; the ac crashed west of Dubrovka. Focks remaining crew: Hptm Paul Strobel, Obs & RK Holder; Ogefr Georg Arnold, R/O; Ofw Reinhard Aigen, Flt Engr and Uffz Ewald Oetken, Gnr.. Kaiser RK book.
47 Friedrich, HansLtFAGr.-5Ju 290A-3 Werk # 159 "9V + CK" (lost 11/20/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 20 November, 1943, cause and location not reported. His co-pilot, Lt Gottfried Sachse, and Observer, Lt Heinz Arnold, also MIA, and six remaining unnamed crew. (9 man crew; 1 KIA, 8 MIA. Obs Loss List. Added: The ac was sd by a Mosquito of No.157 Sq, piloted by W/Cdr J.A.Mackie, and crashed 40 miles off Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Weber, R/O 1 (MIA); Fw Erwin Gerschwitz, Flt Engr (MIA); Uffz Adolf Martens, Gnr 1 (MIA); Ogefr Horst Bentke, Gnr 2 (MIA); Gefr Heinz Engellitner, Gnr 3 (MIA) and StbsFw Wilhelm Schief, R/O 2 (KIA, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 1, Gr 5 (D.Drury).
48 Gärtner, ArturUffz5/6/1922223/JG-54 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1249 "White 4" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW released in 1946. Crashed and wounded 6 January, 1945 in Werk# 1249 at the Zabeln-Mitow S.U. airfield. It is thought that the crash was caused by engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 15 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 29 June, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, both Il-2s on 3 July, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 NE of Kreutsburg on 7 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 15 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. Two Pe-2s and two P-39s on 14 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 19 September, 1944. A P-39 on 20 September, 1944. An La-5 on 24 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 27 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 24 October, 1944. Gärtner served as wingman for Latvian volunteer pilot, Arnold Mencis. He described the five Latvian pilots in his staffel as "splendid comrades who participated in operations with much zeal and eagerness". Deceased 8 November, 2002.
49 Giers, ArnoldUffz1/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170101 "White 3" lost 4/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 April, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters near Burbach. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
50 Grunert, WolfgangLt2/KG-26 (Sola) He 111H-5 Werk # 3783 "1H + LK" (lost 5/1/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA the night of 30 April/1 May, 1941, failed to return from a mission, cause and location (Ost 3861?) unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Erich Böhme, Observer; Ogefr Franz Werner, R/O and Uffz Arnold Bovelett, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: The ac came down into the sea east of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, between Peterhead and Rattray Head. An Uffz Wolfgang Grunert known to serve in K/88 in Spain, however not certain the two are one in the same (D.Drury).
51 Häfele, Konrad (Kurt?)LtIII/KG-157 (4/37), 9/KG-27 (5/40), 8/KG-27 (2/41)He 111P-2 "1G + CD" (lost 5/14/40), He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + LS" (lost 2/23/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 23 February, 1941 after being hit by armored trawler return fire in the Bristol Channel, Ireland, and crashing at sea, in the vicinity of Kenmare Bay, Pl.Qu. Q122. See Fw Arnold Pütz (the pilot this date) for further details (absa3945 & Locs). WIA 14 May, 1940; aerial combat, crashing near Koersel. Source: A. Rosseels
52 Harman, ArnoldLtI (Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardufoss)He 111H-6 Werk # Unk (dam 5/3/42) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 3 May, 1942 by enemy ship fire at Map Quadrant 17/94881, no report on AC damage, returned to the Bardufoss airfield. One crewman, Gunner Ogefr Wilhelm Arnold, was also wounded. Source: SIG Norway. Harman may have been spelled with two "n"s, Harmann.
53 Harnau, ArnoldLt11/14/19192(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7567 "1H + NK" (lost 9/13/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 13 September, 1942; emergency landing at sea, S of Spitzbergen Is., during an operation south of Svalbard. The crew was saved by a U-Boat, but the U-Boat never returned. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Telgenwerth, Observer; Uffz Walter Kullick, R/O and Uffz Friedrich Trunner, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
54 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.
55 Heckert, ArnoldOfw2/KG-53He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
56 Herder, OskarOblt11/6/19104(F)/Ob.d.L. (Sola) Ju 88D-6 Werk # 430080 "T5 + KM" (lost 12/25/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his Observer Hptm Alfred Newe and two other unnamed crew over Northern Scotland 25 December, 1942, cause unknown. DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Entire crew were KIC when they accidentally crashed at Ernstnuten, near Espedal, SE of Stavanger, while on a reconnaissance mission to Scotland. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Willi Mathan and Ofw Arnold Ewert (Flyvrak Norway).
57 Hopf, KarlOfw3(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0454 "4U + FL" (lost 11/14/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 November 1940 during a reconnaissance mission over England. Crashed behind Moores Garage, Ringwood Rd., Poole. The garage and several houses were demolished by the resultant explosion. Hopf bur CC, Plot 7, Row 4, Gr 97. Remaining crew (KIA, all bur in CC, Plot 7, Row 4): Oblt Arnold von Kügelgen, Gr 99; Fw Jakob Duckgeischel, Gr 100 and Fw Kurt Löhn, Gr 98 (Wiki Luft data & D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
58 Hübner, GünterLt5/21/19203/Ku.Fl.Gr. 606Do 17Z-3 Werk # 3472 "7T + JL" (lost 2/17/41)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 17 February, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No.219 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr James Little, DFC. The ac crashed at Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Remaining crew (POW): Lt z.S. Rolf Dieskau, Obs; Ogefr Walter Arnold, R/O and Uffz Ernst Tietjen, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
59 Jansen, ArnoldFw15/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170338 "Black 11" (lost 5/8/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured after aerial combat on 8 May, 1944, bailing over Bonnemühlen. One known victory, a B-24 (e.V.) on 29 April, 1944, no location.
60 Kegenbein, ErichOblt1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106, redesig KGr.-106 (Channel) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140718 "M2 + FH" (lost 8/19/42) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp POW/WIA with two other unnamed crew 19 August, 1942; hit by flak over the Solent, and once damaged, crashed at St. Boniface Down, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, one other KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Erwin Östreich, Obs (POW/WIA); Uffz Fritz Arnold, Gnr (POW/MIA) and Uffz Walter Hase, R/O (KIA). Uffz Hase buried Cannock Chase, Blk 7, Row 10, Gr 237 (D.Drury).
61 Keller, ArnoldUffz9/13/1914Kuhardt7/StG-77 (Argentan)ju 87B-2 Werk # 5622 (lost 11/1/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 1 November, 1940; his ac crashed near Biere/Orne during practice, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Lt Josef Leopold Mauerer, was also KIC. Both are buried in the German War cem., Champigny-St Andre, Blk 14, Row 8; Keller in Gr 431, Mauerer in Gr 430 (D.Drury).
62 Klähn, ArnoldOfwII/KG-200 (Reich Def)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13141 (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 February, 1945 during aerial combat near Hagenow.
63 Kleinschmidt, Hermann Josef Heribert?Oblt12/11/1915Köln16/NJG-1 (5/43), 10/NJG-5 (12/43)Bf 110 Werk # 5344 "G9 + BP" (lost 5/30/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5328 (lost 12/2/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 2 December, 1943 at Königstein, near Taunus during RT practice flight, (Jager Blatt 6/2003 & Boiten). Remaining crew (KIC): R/O Uffz Adolf Kastner (2/5/1920) and Gnr Uffz Ewald brinkmann (8/14/1919). WIC 30 May, 1943; St Trond airfield, overturned on landing (Rosseels & Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 NE of Idstein on 17 August, 1943.
64 Klesse, ArnoldUffzII/ZG-76, III/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 739327 (lost)Destroyer & Fighter Operational ClaspsMIA 7 February, 1945, no further detail. Another example of a destroyer pilot pressed into service as a fighter pilot late in the war.
65 Klinkicht, ArnoldHptmStfkpt 1(F)/121 (9/39), Stfkpt 2Erg (F)/Ob.d.L.(2/41-9/41)Hs 126, Ju 88DObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZend.
66 Klüpfel, FranzUffz8/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ES" (lost 6/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 29 June, 1944, during an anti-shipping operation over Seine Bay, France. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjUffz Hans Karl Albrecht, Obs; Uffz Arnold Lehmkuhl, R/O and Ogefr Hans G. Pipper, Gnr (D.Drury).)
67 Knapp, ArnoldLt6/23/1917 3(F)/33 (6/41 Königsberg-Schippenbil) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0727 "8H + HL" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp in Bronze
MIA 8 July, 1941, failing to return from his 3rd combat mission. Remaining Crew (MIA): Fw Neiseke, Observer; Uffz Grewe, R/O and Uffz Borgenheimer, Gunner. Added: Lt Knapp is still officially listed as MIA, and is commemorated at Kaliningrad-Sammelfriedhof in Russia (Kaliningrad the post-war name for Königsberg) (D.Drury).
68 Kneip,Lt49/JG-3Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 5 km N of Pitomnik on 12 September, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 4 km SE of Utta. A 3rd, an Il-2 E of Stalingrad on 28 September, 1942. A 4th, a Soviet Il-2 4 km W of Kotluban on 16 December, 1944. This is most likely Arnold Kneip, later in JG-300. On the OKL List, his name was spelled Kneir on the 12 September and 16 December, 1942 entries.
69 Koch, Arnold ArnoUffz3/JG-5 (Norway)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10331 "Yellow 13" (lost 5/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 May, 1943; missing at Map Quadrant 05 East/5936. Source: SIG Norway.
70 Kuepper, ArnoldFw8/JG-26Bf 109E Werk # Unk (lost 9/23/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 23 September, 1940; sd by a Spitfire X4422 "QJ-T", piloted by F/O John Drummond of No.92 Sq.. Fw Kuepper was uninjured when he was forced down into a pond near Grain Fort on the Isle of Grain (S.Youngs).
71 Küpper, ArnoldFw18/JG-26 (Channel0Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3735 "Black 4 + I" (lost 9/23/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 23 September, 1940 after being shot down during aerial combat at Grain Fort, the Isle of Grain, S of London, by a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq. He is credited with one victory, a Spitfire 10 km SE of Southend on 3 September, 1940. Alternate spelling: Küppers.
72 Lignitz, ArnoldHptm3/25/1913Insterburg Ostpreussen25 Stfkpt 3/JG-20 (2/40), Stfkpt 9/JG-51 (8/40 Channel), Stab III/JG-51 (4/41), Kdr III/JG-54 (6/41 Barbarossa) Bf 109E-1 Wk# 6432 "Blk <<" (95% dam belli-land Fünfkirche, 4/7/41), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1984 (60% dam at St.Omer & WIA 8/28/40) in 9/JG-51, Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5070 "Black <<" (70% dam 4/7/41 failed start), Bf 109F-2s #s 12759 (35%) & 9668 (lost 9/30/41) RK(11/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 Sept., 1941 after his AC, Werk# 9668 lost one wing, presumed to have been a RS-82 rocket fired from an I-153 near Leningrad, and spun out. He bailed out but was taken prisoner. He was reported to have died of ill health in a Russian POW Camp. On 7 April, 1941, his E-1 sustained 95% damage over the Pecs AF. No pilot disposition known. 22 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Blenheim of RAF No.57 Sq. west northwest of Emmerich, 14 April, 1940. Nos. 2, 3 & 4, two Spitfires and a Lysander at Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane NW of Cape Gris Nez on 8 July, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Dover on 13 July, 1940. Nos. 8 & 9, a Defiant S of Folkestone and a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane S of Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. Nos.11 & 12, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 on 24 August, 1940, no location. Nos.17 & 18, both Hurricanes on 27 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. Another SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. An I-18 on 17 September, 1941. Photo
73 Mertschat, ArnoldLt1I & II/JG-51Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He claims one victory, no other detail. I found no such clain on the OKL Claims List.
74 Meyer, H.Uffz9/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 "B3 + DT" (lost 5/16/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 May, 1944; shot down by a Mosquito of No. 456 Sq., piloted by F/O D.W. Arnold, crashing at Medstead, Hampshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz K.Hansen, Gefr H.Steinbrecher and Ogefr H.Zimmer.
75 Meyer, HeinrichUffz6/4/1916MahndorfStab/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 3140 "A1 + DA" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 15 September, 1940 when his ac was sd by fighters and crashed on the Royal Arsenal site at Woolwich, London SE. Possibly the claims of Sgt Bohumir Furst of No.310 (Cz) Sq. and/or F/O Blair Dalzel of RCAF No.1 Sq.. Remaining crew, buried CC, Blk 1, Row 12: Fw Alois Schweiger, Obs (Gr 467); Fw Arnold Benz, R/O (Gr 468); Fw Michael Ciomber, Flt Engr (WIA/POW) and Uffz Georg Geiger, Gnr (Gr 469). Uffz Meyer buried in grave 470. Ciomber's wounds were so severe, he was repatriated in June, 1944 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
76 Müller, Fritz R.G.Lt12/17/192023 8/JG-53 (3/42), 7/JG-53 (3/44 Italy), 10/JG-53 (8/44), 11/JG-7 (2/45), EKdo 262, III/JG-7 Bf 109E, F & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161948 "White 15 + I" (lost 4/12/44; WIA in combat south of Todi Italy, bailed safely) in JG-53, Me 262A-1a Werk # 500491 & Wk# 170059 (later to KG-51)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
While in III/JG-7 on 4 April, 1945, he shot down a B-24 "TrounbleNMind" of the 448BG flown by Capt. John M. Ray, using the deadly R4M air-to-air missles. Six of the crew parachuted safely. The B-24 split in two. Magnus Report. His 262 (actually the mount of Oblt Heinz Arnold) is on display at the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.. His first victory believed to be a Spitfire over Malta on 22 March, 1942. His 8th, a Spitfire 15 km E of Mantua on 17 February, 1944. Victories 9, 10, & 11, three Spitfires in the Pomezia area on 19 February, 1944. His 12th, a P-38 at Cassino on 15 March, 1944. His 14th, a Spitfire S of Anzio on 29 March, 1944. His 17th, a B-17 SW of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. An 18th, a Mosquito in the Salzburg area on 26 November, 1944. 6 victories in the Me 262. One known Me 262 victory, a B-17 NW of Dresden on 21 March, 1945. A 2nd, a B-24 near Lüneburg on 25 March, 1945. His 20th, a B-24 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945. A P-47 on 9 April, 1945. His 22nd, a B-17 W of Prag, over Elbschleife, on 17 April, 1945.

Müller with his new Me 262A ( WrkNr. 170059) at Leipheim
77 Peetz, ArnoldFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906He 115 C Werk # 2092 "8L + HK" (lost 2/10/42)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspInjured with his entire crew 10 February, 1942, when theycrashed at the Brest-Lanveoc airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Hermann Jung, Obs and Uffz Ernst Schramm, R/O (absa3945).
78 Pottisepp, Arnold FriedrichOfhrEstoniaI/NSGr-11 (10/44 Libau)He 50E "3W + NO" (interned in Sweden)Dive Bomber (Night) Operational Clasp
79 Przetak, ArnoldBomber unit, Reich Defense 45Ar 234 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat with an RAF Mosquito. Source: Wings Palette-Pilots
80 Puff, OttoOfwBFS-5Ju 52 Werk # 5318 "SE + UW" (lost 1/2/43)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 2 January, 1943 during an instrument training flight. The Ju 52 crashed into a mountain at Vertestolna, near Belgrade-Becs. The student pilot, Arnold Burmeister, was also killed. Remaining Crew (all survived): Lt Hermann Stowasser, Student; Uffz Albert Reiche, Gunner; Uffz Gerhart Feindt, R/O; Uffz Heinz Gortzen, Gunner and Fw Gerhard Kluge, passenger. After the was, the survivors erected a monument to honor their fallen comrades. Source: Janos Bruckner.
81 Pütz, ArnoldFw8/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 1605 "1G + LS" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 23 February, 1941 after taking heavy return fire over Kenmare Bay from two armored Trawlers, the Grackle & Dandora, in the Bristol Channel, crashing off Lauragh, Kenmare Bay, County Kerry. Remaining crew: Oblt Konrad Häfele, Obs (MIA); Fw W. Segner, R/O (MIA) and Fw F Schütz, Mech (KIA). Schützs body washed ashore several days later, after being seen scampering across the wing, apparently drowning. He is buried in Glencree Cemetery, Grave 48. Jager Blatt 4/2001,D.Drury & LOCS. Alternate spelling: Puetz.
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
82 Reiner, ArnoldFw17/ZG-26 (4/41)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Desert victory, a Hurricane over Malta on 14 April, 1941 (Perry Claims).
83 Reuter, ArnoldFw3/JG-26 (joins 3/45)Fw 190D-9 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 31 March, 1945 when he was shot down by his own flak E of Plantlünne airfield. His D-9 was found in 1997, but no remains were found. Jager Blatt 6/2001. Alternate spelling: Reuther.
84 Rogge, PaulOblt1/5/1911Loetzen5/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144550 "3E + MN" (lost 3/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24/25 March, 1943; crashed in this AC four miles east of Earleston Scotland, near Galashiels, the victory later being credited to Beaufighter pilot,Sq Ldr G. Elms of RAF No. 409 Sq.. Crash details unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Ernst Glueck, Observer; Uffz Karl Brinkmann, R/O and Gefr Werner Walter, Gunner.
85 Rutter, HeinzUffz9/12/19211(F)/123 (Bergamo, It.)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430913 "4U + GH (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Pistoia Italy with two Spitfires of RAAF No. 451 Sq.. The three remaining crew members, unnamed, were also KIA. Wiki Luft data. Added: The Spitfire pilots may have been W/Cdr E.J.Morris & F/Lt R.H.Sutton. Ju 88 Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Heinz Arnold Scherpf, Obs; Uffz Manfred Malachow, R/O and Uffz Paul Hoffmann, Gnr?. Uffz Rutter & Uffz Hoffmann are buried in the German War Cem. at Pomezia, Italy Blk T; Graves 1202 & 1200 respectively. Lt Scherpf (WIA/DOW 4 July, 1944); buried in a different cemetery at Pordoi, Italy, Gr 908. No known grave for Uffz Malachow (D.Drury).
Pomezia, Italy
86 Sauerwein, ArnoldOgef1/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464276 "White 9" (lost 10/13/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 October, 1944 east of Köln, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List)
87 Schade, KarlLt2/KG-26 (Salon de Province Fr.)He 111H-11 Werk # 110378 "1H + MK" (lost 8/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 August, 1943 after his ac was brought down by convoy AA fire, crashing at sea near Alboran Island. Remaining crew: Ogefr Walter Domogalla, Obs (KIA, washed ashore, buried Albunol, Granada, Spain w/memorial at Cuacos de Yuste); Ogefr Werner Sattelberg, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Arnold Quante, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Shade.
88 Schlosser, Anton Arnold?Uffz3/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H-5 Werk # 3738 "1H + HL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 January, 1942; failed to return from a mission near Faroe Island, believed crashed into Norwegian Sea due to engine failure. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Walter Hofmann, Observer; Gefr Erich Bergen, R/O and Gefr Ernst Berger, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
89 Schubert, ArnoldOblt7/29/1915ChemnitzTO III/StG-2 (8/40), Stfkpt 3/Erg.St.Gr. (4/41), Stfkpt Erg/StG-3 (8/41), StG-151 (6/43), Lw.OKW Transportchef (4/45)Ju 87B,R & DDive Bomber Operational ClaspX Fliegerkorps after StG-151 assignment (LOCS).
90 Sickler, ArnoldFhjUffz5/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410292 (dam 1/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHe was uninjured in a takeoff accident at the Morlaix airfield on 1 January, 1944 (absa3945).
91 Siegfried, G.Lt3/KG-53He 111H Werk $ 5474 "A1 + EL" (lost 6/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 1 June, 1940 following an incursion into swiss airspace. His ac was attacked by Bf 109's of Fl.Kp.15, piloted by Lt Paul Schenk & Hptm Werner Lindecker, and both engines were set afire. He was able to return to French territory where he was attacked by a Dewoitine D520 of GCII/2, piloted by Kdr of GCII/2, Mieczyslaw Mümler, and made a force landing near Oltingue, SW of Bettlach Fr.. Remaining crew (POW): Fw H.Arnold, Uffz A.Offinger (WIA), Uffz E.Hanft (WIA) and Gefr E.Haag (WIA) (D.Drury).
92 Sikler, ArnoldUffz15/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at St. Leger on 6 September, 1943.
93 Skopil, Armin ArnoldBf 109 or Ju 87Attacked tanks in the Russian Campaign. Thought to have resided in the U.S. after the war. Luft. Pilot Discussion Board.
94 Sottopietra, ArnoldUffz6/JG-53 (5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412642 "Yellow 4 + -" (dam 5/27/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17 and a P-51 at Gerbepal.
95 Stahlschmidt, Hans Arnold "Fifi"Oblt9/15/1920Kreuztal Westfalen592/JG-27 (1/41), 3/JG-27 (11/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-27 (7/42 Egypt)Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F-4/Trop Wk# 8497(lost 2/26/42), Bf 109F-4Z (Trop) "Red 1", Bf 109F-4/Trop Wk# 8704 "Red 4" (lost 9/7/42) RK(8/20/42)-EL(1/3/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 September, 1942 after aerial combat in "Red 4" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 601, thought to be piloted by American Ace, John Curry, Sq. SE of El Alamein. Over 400 missions. All victories in the Desert, many multiples. One known victory, a P-40 in the Tmimi area on 14 December, 1941. He was shot down on 27 February, 1942 in Werk# 8497, and captured by members of the Polish brigade, who beat him. During the night he managed to escape, walking 50 miles before finding a German outpost. His 10th victory was a P-40 north of Ft. Acroma N. Africa on 29 May, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 59 victories.
96 Steding, HansUffz4/17/1917Neroth2/ErproGr-210 (Channel)Bf 110D-0 "S9 + MK" (lost 8/14/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA: Shot down 14 August, 1940 by AA fire over the Manston airfield, and subsequently colliding with Lt Heinrich Brinkmann. His plane hit the field and cartwheeled and landed inverted. His gunner, Gefr. Ewald Schank, bailed safely and was taken prisoner. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Steding buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 421 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
97 Strobel, PaulHptm4/9/1909Hohenhausen Thorn3/KG-4 (5/39), III/KG-4 (6/42 an Ofw at the time), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (7/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 4735 "5J + DL" (dam 2/3/42), He 111H-16 Werk # 161384 "5J + ER" (lost 9/19/43) RK(3/26/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Sil Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp Pend (10/15/42)
An Observer, KIA 19 September, 1943 by Orscha Russia; collided with another H-16 Wk# 160296, piloted by Lt Hans Auer, killing both crews. Remaining Strobel crew: Uffz Walter Fock, pilot; Ogefr Georg Arnold, R/O; Ofw Reinhard Aigen, Flt Engr and Uffz Ewald Oetken, Gnr.. His EK 2 was awarded on 22 November, 1939. His EK 1 was awarded on 8 July, 1940. The Gold Bomber Clasp in Gold was issued on 4 June, 1942. Black Wound Badge on 4 February, 1942. Silver Wound Badge (third wound) on 7 September, 1943. 415 combat missions. Much of this data found online at Leisyre Galleries, were his items were on sale and also the Kaiser RK book..
98 Taufkirch, ArnoldLt8/9/19209/KG-30 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3908 "4D + NT" (lost 6/1/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 1 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
99 Telge, WilhelmHptm3/11/1918Braunschweig123(F)/22, 4/NJG-1 (10/42), 5/NJG-1 (5/43), 4/NJG-1 (6/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5364 "G9 + AN" (lost 9/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 September, 1943 shortly after downing a bomber southwest of Berlin. Buried Völpke-Badeleben, Block D/1/5 (Rosseels). His R/O-Gunner, Fw Walter Telsing (23 victories: 12 w/Telge & 11 w/Breves), and Signal Officer Oblt. Freimann, survived by parachuting. The Bf 110 crashed between Juchendorf and Beuthen. One known victory, a Wellington III of RAF No. 12 at Wintershoven (Limburg), 9 km NNW of Tongeren Belgium, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. Two others, a Halifax and a Wellington during the Düsseldorf night raid on 26 May, 1943. Another Halifax on 30 May, 1943. A Stirling on 12 June, 1943. A Lancaster 4 km SW of Neeuwen on 15 June, 1943. A Halifax 5 km W of Mechelen on 23 June, 1943. A double victory on 4 July, 1943; both Lancasters, one by Gesves near Namur, the other by Grauge between Walhein (Brabant) and Emage (Namur). Believed to be the 10th, a Halifax at Rotem and an 11th, another Halifax at Weissweiler on 14 July, 1943. Most likely his last, a Stirling at Wollershausen on 1 September, 1943. Jager Blatt article. Added: The 2nd Lancaster on 4 July, 1943, was a Lanc III, ED820 "PH-A", piloted by F/O Arnold R.Herron and 5 others were killed, one POW. It has been reported that Telge collided with a Halifax believed to be of No.419 Sq, JD270 "VR-P" ( via S.Youngs).
100 Treude, ArnoldUffz2/JG-4 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410556 "BR + ER" (dam 12/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161424 "Black 7" (lost 5/7/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 May, 1944 during aerial combat over Italy, location illegible (JG-4 List). WIA 29 December, 1943 when he was hit by bomb fragments during a landing at Lavarino Italy.

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