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1 Hoevermann, ErnstLt2Stab III/NJG-2Ju 88G-1
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14/15 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr B. Burbridge, at Avenwedde (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" 120 km ENE of Fundef. "Ida" on 31 March, 1944. A 2nd, a Halifax 30 km E of Brussels on 28 April, 1944.
2 Runzel, ErnstOblt16/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4/5 November, 1944 near Urdenbach (Düsseldorf) in the River Rhine, shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr B. Burbridge. Source: T. Boiten.
3 Sarzio, GustavUffz56/NJG-1Bf 110EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4/5 November, 1944 at Viersen/Rheinland during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr B. Burbridge (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Feindbögen (Feindhoren?) on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Deelen on 17 June, 1944. Two "4 mots" on 21 July, 1944; one near Beacon "St Trond", the 2nd W of Beacon "Deelen". Another "4 mot" on 13 August, 1944, no location given.
4 Schmitz, Gerhard6/NJG-3 (Grove De.)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710579 (lost)Wound Badge (9/11/44)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/L Burbridge and Nav. F/L Skelton. Near Odense Denmark, the Mosquito closed in and downed the Ju 88, which crashed on a farm near Hojme, west of Odense. Schmitz bailed safely, but broke a leg upon landing. His unnamed Gunner Bailed safely without injury. R/O Uffz Heinrich Heckmann was found next to the crashsite, severely wounded, was taken to a hospital, but died that same day. He is buried in the AllesoCemetery on 13 September, 1944, but transferred to the Odense Cemetery in the 1960s. Source: Air War over Denmark.

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