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1 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.
2 Ehlers, ChristianHptm5/8/191228/NJG-2Bf 110G-4, Ju 88 Werk # 750423 (lost 3/44) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 26/27 March, 1944, crashing at Florennes, Be, when he accidentally struck the ground. Source: T. Boiten. Buried Lommel, Block 5/36 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
3 Ehlers, HansMaj7/15/1914Kellinghusen Holstein552/JG-3, 3/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 6/JG-1 (6/42), 2/JG-1, Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (4/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-1, Kdr I/JG-1Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5708 (lost 6/30/41; Injured, hit obstruction), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0581 "Wht 20", Fw 190A-4 Wk# 530715, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530715 (lost 10/8/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170046 "Yellow 5" (dam 4/13/44 belly land after combat with B-17s), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739363 "White 20" (lost 12/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat in Wk# 739363 "White 20" with P-51s of 364FG while providing cover for Panzers in the Dinant-Rochefort area, over the Eifel Mountains. His "White 20" went down near Berresborn, west of Mayen.While in 2 Staffel, on 8 October, 1943, in A-6, Werk # 530715, He was wounded 8 October, 1943 when he collided with a B-17 from the 100th BG; bailed safely. His 1st & 2nd known victories, both Spitfires southeast of Valenciennes, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Calais on 26 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the London area on 5 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire northwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, his 6th victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1941. His Wk# 530715 crashed at Welsum Holland on 8 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His 35th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. Channel pilot. 23 bombers. Shot down 12 times. He was nominated for the EL. His 20th victory, a Spitfire southeast of Lamswaarde on 4 May, 1943, while in 6/JG-1. His 40th, a P-38 on 15 March, 1944, no location, while in 3/JG-1. His 50th, a B-24 S of Verden on 19 May, 1944.
4 Ehlers, HinrichUffzLuftdienst-Kdo Norwegen (Fornebu)Do 17M-1 Werk # 2228 (lost 6/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 29 June, 1942 as he was approaching his landing at Gardermoen, he accidentally crashed into the eastern side of Hansakollen killing all three crew. Remaining crew: Ogefr Albin Hackel and Ogefr Egon Schoerner (Flyvrak Norway).
5 Frankenberger, ArnoOfw14(F)/122 (11/39), Flugbereitschaft/2 Fliegerdivision (5/43)Do 17P "F6 + HM" (lost 11/23/39), Do 215B-2 Werk # 0008 (dam 5/18/43)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspInjured in an emergency landing 18 May, 1943 at Flugplatz Etamples-Mondesir, Essonne, Fr. due to an engine malfunction. The unnamed remaining crew were also injured. POW 23 November, 1939 when he was shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 1 Sq. shortly after downing a Hurricane of the same unit. He crashed at Moiremont, west of Verdun, and is said to have returned to the Staffel later. No mention of the remaining crew, all presumed POW. Wiki Luft data. Added: Remaining crew (desig unk): Uffz Klaus Ehlers (KIA, bur Noyers-Pont-Maugis, Fr., Blk 4, Gr 2400) and Uffz Alfred Röders WIA/POW(?) (D.Drury).
6 Hackbarth, Hans GeorgHptm2/21/1915Marienwerder30 Stab II/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-108 (7/43), Kdr I/JG-1 (1/45 Hans Ehlers successor) Ar 96, Bf 109F & Fw 190 in JG-108, Fw 190A-8 & A-9 Werk # 980166 "White 23" (lost 1/1/45) in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 during the Bodenplatte Operation vs Maldegem & Ursel airfields. He was shot down by Flt.Sgt. Josef Stanowski of RAF No. 308 Squadron. Hackbarths A/C (A-9) plowed into the back of the "Toebaert" flower shop and smashed through the front window, with the crumpled body of Hackbarth being thrown hideously into the street near St. Pieters RR Station in Ghent. No known grave. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A RZ on 16 August, 1941. An R-3 on 15 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 5 November, 1941. Two R-Zs on 17 February, 1942. An I-18 on 7 March, 1942. A Pe-2 on 21 March, 1942. An R-3 on 31 March, 1942. Added: Buried Lommel, grave 40-358 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
Lommel, Belgium
7 Stampfer, JohannUffz1/Minenschuchgruppe-1Ju 52 MS Werk # 3400 "DF + DX" (lost 12/30/43)Transport Operational Clasp His Ju 52 crashed off the Isle of Groix on 30 December, 1943, his disposition and cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Wilhelm Ehlers (geb 10/2/1915 Beierstedt), Obs (MIA); Ogefr Hans Tessenow, Gnr (disp unk) and Uffz Erich Gerber, Mech (disp unk) (absa3945).
8 Wagner, HansUffz7/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2137 "G1 + IR" (or G1 + LR) (lost 4/2/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with three of his crew 2 April, 1941, when he was sd by a Hurricane of No.504 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Phillip Trevor Parsons, and crashed at sea off Budleigh Salterton, Devon. His observer, Oblt Hans Ludwig Wolff, is buried at Exeter Higher Cem., Sec Z, Row K. Gr 64, after being recoved from the sea. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Papadi, R/O; Ofw Wilhelm Bürkle, Flt Engr and Uffz Robert Ehlers, Gnr (D.Drury).
9 Wolschinski, Eugen (Eusebius?)Fw5Erg/JGr-West (France 5/42), 6/JG-1Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9155 (lost 5/18/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 605 "Yellow 1" (30% dam 4/23/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 157337 (lost 10/4/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 October, 1943 during aerial combat in the Ahrweiler area. No known grave (Geensen). Injured in a crash near Bourdeaux on 18 May, 1942, no cause reported (Bf 109 Loss List). Uninjured in a crash landing at Woensdrecht on 23 April, 1943 due to a servicing error. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 6 December, 1942 flying with Ofw (later Major) Hans Ehlers. His 2nd, a Spitfire 40 km northwest of Schouwen on 18 March, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 (e.V.) on 25 July, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 (e.V.) at Reckbergen, 5 km NE of Rintelen on 26 July, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 at Hildesheim on 28 July, 1943.
10 Zöllner, HansOblt2/11/19159/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 1482 "1G + IT" (lost 5/3/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 3 May, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr John Cunningham & F/Sgt C.F.Rawnsley. The ac crashed at Wheatsheaf, Corton Denham, near Yeovil, Somerset. Remaining crew: Uffz Erwin Ehlers, Obs (POW); Fw Florian Piechota (or Pichota), R/O (POW) and Fw Albert Amode (geb 1/8/1918), Mech (KIA; buried Cannock Chase 6/11/236 (D.Drury & S.Lee).
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