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1 Albrecht, FritzFw1(F)/121 (Greece) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 684 (lost 8/26/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 26 August, 1941 when his ac struck an obstacle at or near Athens-Tatoi airfield. Remaining crew: Fw Julius Ernst Gerhardt, Obs (DOW 8/27/41); Uffz Kurt Knuschke, R/O (WIC) and Uffz Heinz Büttner, Gnr (KIC). Two of the deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Crypt 3, Row 8 as follows: Fw Gerhardt, Platte 11; Uffz Büttner, Platte 8 (D.Drury).
2 Arnoldy, Hans JakobLt6/1/1916Wittlich, Germany74/JG-77 (39 to 4/41 Balkans)Bf 109E-4 Wk # 5277 "White 5 + _" (5% dam 10/26/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk # 6090 "White 5 + -" (lost 4/15/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1941 in "Werk # 6090 during aerial combat over Larissa Greece, near the airport. Shot in the chest by Canadian Ace Flt Lt John Mackie of RAF No. 33 Sq.. He bailed safely, but died of his wounds. On 26 October, 1940, he was injured when he crashed in his Wk# 5277 as a result of aerial combat southwest of Bergen Norway. One known victory, his 1st, a Skua at Trondheim, 11 June, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Skuas at Trondheim, 13 June, 1940. His 4th, a Beaufort SW of Bergen on 26 October, 1940. Several unconfirmed victories. [some confusion over which Wk# SD in 1941]
3 Banke, ChristianOblt9/StG-2 (Greece)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5981 "T6 + KT" (lost 4/14/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1941 in the Mt Olympus area by Hurricanes. Gunner not mentioned.
4 Baron, LuigiFwItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana12412a, 29o Gruppo (10/40 Greece)CR.42 (10/40), MC.200, MC.205V, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
5 Bartels, Heinrich 'Hein'Ofw7/13/1918Linz, Donau, Austria99 JG-26, JG-1, 8/JG-5 (11/42 Finland), 4/JG-27 (6/43), 11/JG-27 (11/43-4/44 Balkans), 15/JG-27 (12/44) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13169 "Blk 13" w/JG-5, Bf 109G-6/R6/Trop Wk# 27169 "Red 13" (Kalamaki, Greece Autm '43) w/JG-27, Bf 109G-10 Wk#130359 "Yel 13 +~" (lost 12/23/44)
RK(11/13/42)

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

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


6 Bauer, LudwigOblt2/25/191412I/JG-1 ('40), 7/JG-27 (7/41 S.U & N. Africa), 1/JG-27 (2/44), Stab III/JG-27 (7/44 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 (dam 24 February, 1944), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165567 "Black EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (2/24/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Caen/Bayeux area. Mombeek. Magnus. WIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat, location not specified. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 9 July, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 27 July, 1941; all three SB-2s. An SB-2 on 30 July, 1941. His 9th, an SB-2 N of Mga on 29 August, 1941. Three Desert victories. His 10th victory was a P-40 of SAAF No. 5 Sq. southwest of El Adem N. Africa on 17 June, 1942. Another known victory was a P-40 south of El Alamein on 16 September, 1942. His 12th, a Beaufighter 30 km west of Melos Greece, 3 December, 1943.
7 Bauer, Rudolf RudiUffz9/JG-27 (Greece 1943)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16537 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 7/25/43)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-6 was reported lost on 25 July, 1943, no location, pilot reported returned. KIA in 1943 when 30 B-25s attacked his airfield at Argo, along the east coast of Pelepones, and he was killed by bomb splinters. He is buried in Greece. Jager Blatt 4 & 5/2002.
8 Bazzi,LtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana190a Sq (Greece)Cant Z506B (H) (lost 12/30/40)Presumed MIA 30 December, 1940 after being sd at sea off Preveza-Levkas Greece by RCAF F/O W. Richardson of No. 30 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
9 Benke, HelmutUffz1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8198 "L1 + ZH" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 April, 1941, cause unknown. Added: The loss was due to aerial combat near Athens. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown, presumed KIA): Gefr Emmerich Döhndorfer, Obs; Ogefr Fritz Steckel, R/O and (rank unk) Josef Kalusa (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Behnke.
10 Blanke, GertLt1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3291 "L1 + UH" (lost 4/13/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 13 April, 1941; sd at Volos by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle of No. 33 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
11 Bock, Karl HeinzOblt10/17/19176/KG-26 (3/41)He 111H-6 Werk # 4433 "1H + EP" (lost 1/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/17/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with his entire crew, 26 January, 1942, when his ac crashed into the sea N of Heraklion, Crete, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger War Cem. at Maleme, Chania, Crete, Blk 1): Ofw Herbert Schütz, Obs (Gr 387); Uffz Horst Brückner, R/O (Gr 386); Fw Hans Katen, Flt Engr (Gr 389) and Gefr Willi Wittich, Gnr (Gr 390). Pilot Oblt Bock buried in Grave 388 (D.Drury). One of two AC sent to attack shipping west of Crete on 19 March, 1941.
Maleme, Greece
12 Boesler, DietrichOblt3 II/JG-77 (4/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-27 (4/43), Stfkpt 12/JG-27 (6/43), Acting Kdr IV/JG-27 (10/43) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18468 (lost 10/10/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1943; B-17 return fire in the vicinity of Luma, near Megara Greece (LOCS). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim 180km W of Amrun, 1 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Hampden SW of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire west southwest of Kos Greece, 19 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Boester & Bösler.
13 Bonet, GiovanniCapt7/20/1914 Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (35-43) 8 16o Gruppo "Caccia", 22o Gruppo, 359a Sq., 2o Gruppo "Caccia", Kdr 150a Sq., Kdr Squadriglia "Montefusco"/1o Gruppo (Venaria Reale 1/44), ANR (43-45) Cr.32, MC.200, Re 2001, Fiat G.50, Fiat G.55 (MM91065) "Yellow 8" (3/44) It. Medal for Valor in Gold & Silver, It. War Merit Cross, Sp. CW Campaign Medal, Sp. Wound Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 March, 1944 (H.Breuer). Added: Served in Spain, France, Balkans, Greece, Russia, Mediterranean, and both Southern & Northern Italy. Combat Missions unknown, KIA 29 March, 1944, no detail (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
14 Borchert, FritzUffz9/JG-77 (Greece)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3282 "Black 10" (lost 4/20/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 April, 1941; made a force landing at Larissa after being hit by flak.
15 BozziLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana106 Gruppo (Greece)Z1007 (lost 4/2/41)POW with crew 2 April, 1941 after being shot down in the Gulf of Patras Greece by RCAF F/O Woodward of No. 33 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
16 Bozzi,Lt106 Gruppo (Greece)Z1007 (lost 4/2/41)POW with unnamed crew 2 April, 1941; shot down by F/O V.C Woodward of RCAF No. 33 Sq. over the Gulf of Patras, Greece. Source: RCAF Claims List.
17 Brecher, JosefFw7/KG-55 Russia, Crete & GreeceHe 111 "G1 + ER & IR", "G1 + AP"Transport Operational Clasp in Bronze1120 logbook entries 12/40 to 4/44, with many combat missions in 1941 and 1942 noted. Known to have crashed at least once, as seen in one of the accompanying photos. Grouping found online at Leisure Galleries.
18 Broich, PeterOblt5/22/1914Altenrath, Siegkreis2 & 3/KG-2 (40), 12/KG-2 (8/42), 3/KG-2 (6/44), V/NJG-2 (12/44)Do 17Z "U5 + HL" (dam 7/10/40, crash land on French coast), Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3443 "U5 + HL" (dam 10/27/40, crash land again on French coast), Do 217E & K, Ju 188
RK(9/24/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)
EP( 6/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
278 combat missions, 167 in the west and 111 in the east. Battle of France Battle of Britain Battle of Greece Battle of Crete Operation Barbarossa Battle of Białystok–Minsk Battle of Smolensk (1941) Siege of Leningrad Deceased 21 September, 1995, Neunkirchen..
19 Brüdern, Hans JoachimLt1/10/19203/KG-2 (10/40 Lille)Do 17Z Werk # Unk (10/15/40), Do 17Z Werk # 2584 "U5 + HL" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1941 following a crash in the vicinity of Lamia Greece; sd by Hurricanes of No.33 Sq,. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Rudolf Hallfrach, Obs; Fw Heinrich Fehrenbach, R/O and Fw Alois Holler, Gnr. Earlier, on 15 October, 1940, he returned safely to Lille following an equipment failure over England. While losing altitude over England, the flight engineer, Gefr Hans Fellmann, parachuted into Cousley Wood, near Wadhurst, Sussex, and was captured. All others returned to base. Remaining crew: Uffz Richard Trinkner, Obs and Uffz Heinrich Fehrenbach, R/O (D.DRury).
20 Burk, AlfredOblt4/6/191328JG-2, JG-52, 11/JG-27 (8/43 Kalamaki Gr.), Acting Kdr IV/JG-27 (10/43 Balkans)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140056 (lost 10/31/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44 Post.)
EP(4/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 October, 1943 during aerial combat, no location reported. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Amiens on 26 May, 1940. His 5th victory was a B-24 downed during the Ploesti raid on 1 August, 1943. His 26th victory, a Beaufighter 60 km off Insel Skarpanto Greece, 7 October, 1943. A B-17 Werk # 42-30446 of 348BS/99BG, piloted by Lt.Gilmore, west of Megara Tunisia on 10 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories.
21 Canaris, RobertUffzGreece4II/JG-1, 13(Sturm)/JG-3 (12/44), 14(Sturm)/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8/R2
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 April, 1945; reason and place unknown. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Hunsrück on 2 December, 1944. His 2nd, a B-26 over the Ardennes on 23 December, 1944. His 3rd & 4th, both Pe-2s on 1 April, 1945, still in 13 Staffel. It has been suggested that he may have been related to Admiral Canaris.
22 Canella, CarloObltItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana7412a, 29o Gruppo (10/40 Greece)CR.42, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Gained Ace status during the East Africa Campaign. Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
23 Celerin, AlbertOblt7/15/1921Eger, Czechoslovakia3(F)/Aufkl 33 ('42), 4(F)/11 (late '42), TO FAGr-4 ('43), Stfkpt Wekusta 27 ('44), Stfkpt 1/Aufkl 103 (2/45)Ju 188F-1
RK(10/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EP (5/18/42), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Honor Goblet of Luftwaffe. German Cross in Gold. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Pilot Badge. Iron Cross 1st Class. After studying 01.1939 signed up for the Luftwaffe. By 07.1941 underwent training in various vocational and training schools. At the end of 1940 promoted to the rank of Oberfähnrich, 01.02.1941 Leutnant. From 10.1941 the commander of the aircraft and observer in the remote reconnaissance squadron 33 reconnaissance group. He spent many flights on the Ju 88 to support the 17th Army's actions on the southern section of the Eastern Front. 12.1941 received the Iron Cross II. class four months later Class I together with a frontline flyer buckle in gold. At the beginning of the summer of 1942 he moved to 4./Aufkl.Grp. 11 followed by missions over Vyazma, Beloy, Rokov, and in Russia. 05.1942 Luftwaffe Czech Cup, 01.02.1943 promoted to lieutenant. He assumed the position of Technical Officer of the Remote Reconnaissance Group 4. 146 sorties over southern Russia, for which he received the German Cross in Gold. Then the group was transferred to Greece. 27 successful combat missions over the eastern Mediterranean Sea, mostly to explore the enemy's naval activity. From 06.1944 he became commander of Wekusta 27 observing weather in Crete, 30 sorties of great importance to their own naval forces. From 08.1944 squadron commander in I./Fernaukl.Grp. 4. October 10, 1944 for repeated demonstration in air difficult situations for more than 200 years of combat awarded the Knight's Cross. Winter 1944 - transferred to Germany, where he took over the group commander in Schlul-Fernaufkl.Geschwader 103. Shortly before the end of the war commanded Erg.Grp. Punitz in the rank of captain ((from March 1, 1945), then captured by the Western Allies until 11.1947. After the war he made a career in the fuel industry, most recently CEO of Esso Österreich. He died on December 31, 1997 in Vienna.
24 Cifari, AlessandroMarshallRegia Aeronautica ItalianaCant. Z506B (lost 7/29/42)He, the Co-Pilot, was one of four Italian airmen taken prisoner 29 July, 1942 when they were transporting four RAF prisoners from Greece to Italy. During the flight, they were overpowered and ordered to change course for Malta, and land at St Paul's Bay. Other known crew, the Flt Engr, Sgt T.Losi (POW); airman 1c Marcello Schisano, R/O (POW) and pilot 1/Lt Gaetano Mastrodicasa (POW). (Italian Losses Over Malta).
25 Clade, Josef EmilHptm2/26/1916Hambach bei Neustadt27 1/JG-1 (5/40), EJG Süd (6/42), 5 & 7/JG-27 (9/42-3/43), 9/JG-27 (10/43 Greece), Kdr III/JG-27 (11/44-4/45) Bf 109E-3 Wk#1809"Wh 2", Bf 109 F&G(Trop.), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 17005 "White 2 + I" (lost 10/3/43), Bf 109K-4 (in I/JG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A glider pilot in the early 30s, he joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. His 1st victory, a Gladiator over Maastricht and a LeO 45 W of Maastricht, 11 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane at Compiegne on 17 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Calais area on 26 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire W of Portland on 25 August, 1940. 8 victories in the Desert, including a P-40 south of El Adem N. Africa on 12 June, 1942 and a Spitfie V south southwest of El-Hammam on 2 September, 1942, while in 5/JG-27. Also, a Spitfre 20 km south of Ragusa on 3 March, 1943 in 5/JG-27, as a Ofw. On 3 October, 1943, after downing his 18th AC, a B-24, he was forced to bail from his G-6 due to return fire. Operation Bodenplatte pilot. His 25th, a Typhoon at Wallenbrück on 29 January, 1945, while serving in 12/JG-27. His 26th, a B-26 at Warendorf on 22 February, 1945. His 27th victory, a P-38 at Much on 25 February, 1945. He was a Stfkpt in 7/JG-27.
26 Colemann, Hans GunnarLt7/JG-27 (2/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 5th, a Baltimore NNW of Iraklion Greece on 22 February, 1944.
27 Culemann, Hans GunnarLt149/JG-27 (Med 7/43), 7/JG-27 (2/44), Stab III/JG-27 (6/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19676 "Yellow 10" (lost 7/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413524 "White 2 + I" (lost 6/30/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 June, 1944 15 km E of Lisieux, reason unknown. Mombeek. His "Yellow 10" reported lost 17 July, 1943 at Catania due to enemy fire, no report of pilot injury. One known victory, his 1st, a B-26 southwest of Eleusis, west of Athens, 3 November, 1943. His 2nd, a B-25 souh of Athens on 17 November, 1943. His 3rd & 4th, both Beaufighters; one S of Insel Samos, the other at Insel Samos, on 9 February, 1944. A 5th, a Baltimore 50 km from Insel Milos Greece on 3 March, 1944. A 6th, a B-26 SW of Insel Milos Greece on 6 March, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 in the Zerbst area on 28 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 8 km S of Bayeux on 14 June, 1944. His 11th, a P-51 S of Dreux on 17 June, 1944. His 12th & 13th, both P-51s on 27 June, 1944; one S of Villers-Cotterets, the othe S of Soissons. Magnus.
28 Dilley, BrunoMaj8/29/1913Gumbinnen, OstpreussenStfkpt in I/StG-163, Stfkpt 3/StG-1(9/39), Kdr I/StG-2(1/42), Kdr StG-101(10/43), Kdr SG-103(10/43)Ju 87B-1"A5 + AL" (9/39), Ju 87 B-2 Werk # 5789 "(lost 4/7/41 at Veria Greece, retd 10 days later), Ju 87R in 12/41, Ju 87 D-1 Werk # 2070 "T6 + AB" in I/StG-2 (2/42), Ju 87D in StG-101, Ar 96, Fw 190F & Ju 87 in SG-103
RK(6/4/42)
EL(1/8/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/19/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Flew the first Stuka attack of WWII on 1 September, 1939. Shot down twice in Russia and managed to get back to German lines, along with his R/O Ofw Ernst Kather. Deceased 31 August, 1968 following a long and serious illness. 650 missions. Shot down four times, twice behind enemy lines.
29 Dittmann, KarlLt2/3/19232(F)/123 (Greece)Ju 88 D-1 Werk # 430719 "4U + LK" (95% dam 9/26/43), Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430934 "4U + OK" (lost 1/23/44)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspInjured in a takeoff accident at the Athens-Tatoi airfield on 26 September, 1943. He was rammed by a Ju 52 (no detail). Remaining crew (Inj): Fw Wilhelm Hennecke, Obs and Fw Paul Faupel, Gnr., no mention of an R/O (D.Drury). In a subsequent event, on 23 January, 1944, he and two unnamed crew were killed in action in his T-1, sd by fighters, and lost at sea off Valetta, Malta. The VDK makes no mention of their graves (D.Drury & LOCS).
30 Ditzer, HeinzLt2(F)/123 (Greece) Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430502 (lost 11/18/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430090 "4U + ZK" (lost 3/20/44) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in Wk# 430090 when he made a belly landing at Athens-Tatoi airfield due to an engine malfunction on takeoff. Remaining crew (Inj): Fw Otto Görner, Obs and Uffz Robert Danek, R/O, no mention of a Gnr (D.Drury). Pilot and unnamed crew all injured in a crash landing at the Athens-Tatoi airfield 18 November, 1943 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew of Wk# 430502 (Inj): Fw heinrich Lichius, Obs; Uffz Robert Danek, R/O and Fw Werner Schwerdt, Gnr (D.Drury).
31 Dorn, KarlUffz3/22/1918Hochenheim1/AufKl.Gr.126 Fokker T.VIII W-G2 (Float Plane) Werk # 5646 "TD + CA" (lost 9/16/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 16 September, 1941 when his ac crashed into the Aegean Sea SW of Falkonera Island, Greece. He was providing escort for shipping, and crashed reportedly due to an operational error. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Rolf Wille, Obs (KIA) and Ofw Franz Zimmermann, R/O (WIA/DOW 9/19/41, bur War Cem Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Plot 7, Row 8, Tomb 3. Dorn & Wille are remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
32 Drago, Ugo Capt3/3/1915 Arborio (Vercelli), Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (38-43) 17 363a Sq., 150o Gruppo Autonomo (Caccia 6/43), 2a Gruppo "Caccia", Kdr 1a "Caneppele" Sq. & 4a Sq. ANR (43-45) CR.42, RO.41, MC.200 & 202, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G-6/U4 Wk# 18421 "Black 7" (6/43), Bf 109G-6 "363" (6/43 in 150o Grp), Bf 109G-10/AS Werk # 491353 "Black 7" (Aviano 1/45), Bf 109K-4
Italian Silver Medals for Military Valor and two War Crosses

EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Another source suggests 11 victories possibly. 11 to 20 victories (H. Breuer). Served in Albania, Greece, France, Africa, Defence of Rome & Italy. 385 missions. Deceased 22 April, 2007 Rome (Lazio) (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020)..
33 Dreyer, FritzUffz2(F)/123 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0669 "4U + EK" (lost 4/6/41)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA with his Observer Lt Edgar Liessenborghs 6 April, 1941; the ac reported lost in the Athens area, cause unknown, three other unnamed crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
34 Engler, JosefOfwStab/StG-2Do 17 Werk # 4078 "T6 + GA" (lost 4/21/41)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 21 April, 1941; an undisclosed incident near Lamia Greece. Remaining crew (WIA): Oblt Gottfried Kupfer, Obs and Ofw Fritz Kremer, R/O (D.Drury).
35 Eppen, Heinrich 'Hein'Hptm3/29/1915Winsen LuheAdj. I/StG-76, I/StG-3, Stfkpt 1/StG-3, Kdr I/StG-3 (6/42 after Sigel)Ju 87R-2 Trop Werk # 6146 "S7 + AB" (lost 6/4/42)
RK(7/5/41)

EK 1 & 2
Black Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 4 June, 1942 when he was shot down by South African fighters of Nos. 4 and 5 Squadron over Bir Hacheim No. Africa. 200+ missions. His R/O, Ofw Adalbert Betzler, believed KIA, no known graves for either. Added: WIA 16 August, 1940 by AA fire over Gosport, Hampshire, hospitalized in France, his R/O-Gnr, Lt Heinz Heyder, also a pilot, was also WIA this date. Injured in a takeoff collision at Argos Greece on 22 May, 1941 (D.Drury)
36 Erdmann, PaulFw 6/ Seenotstaffel (Syracuse/Augusta) He 59D Werk # 1518 "TV + HZ" (lost 5/21/41) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp The ac was destroyed by enemy action on the first day of the Battle for Crete, 21 May, 1941, circumstances unknown. Fw Erdmann landed the ac at Rethymno, on the north coast of Crete, and it is not clear whether he was picking up, or if it had sustained damage. The ac was destroyed by enemy action. With the exception of the Observer, Ofw Rudolf Scherer (KIA 5/26/41, bur in the Ger. War Cem., Maleme Greece, Blk 2, Gr 666), the fate of the remaining crew is unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Linus Borchard (or Borchardt), R/O and Ofw Hermann Wilger, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
Maleme, Greece
37 Faltings, AdolfOfw8/JG-27 (Greece)Bf 109E Werk # 5376 "Black 6" (lost 4/6/41)Fighter Operational ClaspUninjured 6 April, 1941 when he crashed at Gefyroudi Romania after aerial combat with a Hurricane.
38 Freytag, Siegfried JustavMaj11/10/1919Danzig, Langfuhr1026/JG-77(41 Greece), Stfkpt 1/JG-77(6/42), Kdr I/JG-77(3/43), Acting Kdr JG-77 after Wiese(12/44), JG-7Bf 109E, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1576 (lost 4/24/41), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18025 (lost 7/12/43), Me 262 in JG-7 (5/45)
RK(7/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/15/43)
EP(5/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend.
879 combat missions by July 1942. His first known victory, a Hudson W of Lister (Norway?) on 31 October, 1940. He was injured in a crash on 24 April, 1941 in his E-4 after being hit by flak in the Athens area. About 70 of his victories were in Russia. One known victory was an I-16 of the 55th Fighter Aviation Regt., shot down 24 July, 1941 during Operation Barbarossa. A Soviet Yak-1 on 23 March, 1942. His 50th, a Soviet fighter on 3 June, 1942 while in 6/JG-77. Numerous victories in the Med. areas. He was the most successful German pilot over Malta. Shot down with wounds by P-38s in his G-6 on 12 July, 1943 over Gela Sicily. Bailed successfully. His 99th victory, a B-24 over Italy on 29 May, 1944. His 100th victory, a B-24 SE of Pieve Italy on 13 June, 1944. His 101st, a Spitfire at Doesburg on 27 September, 1944. Nominated for the EL. After the war, he was known to have flown for the French in Indochina under the name Dichters Gustav Freytag. Due to failing health, he lives since 1970 in a soldiers home for Legionairres in Puylobier France. Deceased 1 June, 2003 at Laveran Hospital in Marseille. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victories. Photo
39 Frömming, GerhardOfw8/JG-27 (Greece)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5072 "Black 8" (lost 4/6/41)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 6 April, 1941; shot down by a Hurricane of No.33 Sq., piloted by F/O Peter Wickham, west of Gefyroudi Romania, returned 29 April, 1941.
40 Gerstmann, Karl HeinzOfhr5/4/1921DresdenUnkDFS 230 & Go 242Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp in Brz.
Survived the war, serving in N.Africa, Greece & Italy. Deceased 8 November, 1993 in Dresden (aufhimmelzuhause).
41 Giardina, AntonioOffz CandItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5410a 29o Gruppo (10/40 Greece); 300aCR.42 (10/40), MC.200, MC.205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
42 Giese, HansUffz17/JG-27Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Baltimore N of Cape Sparta Greece on 3 March, 1944.
43 Gorrini, LuigiSgt Maj7/12/1917 Alseno, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (38-43) 19 85a Sq. (11/40 N. Africa), 18o Gruppo C.T., 3o Gruppo C. (1/43 Tunisia/Sicily), 3o Stormo "Caccia", 1o Gruppo "Caccia", 1a Sq., ANR (43-45) CR.42, MC.200AS (1/41), MC.202 III "White 2" (1/43), MC.205V (2/43), Bf 109G-6 (3/43)
Italian Bronze Medal for Military Valor

Italian War Merit Cross, EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Served in Greece, Africa, Defence of Rome and Northern Italy. Combat missions: 212 w/132 aerial combats. Deceased 8 November, 2014. Victories may be as high as 24 (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
44 Grobe, OttoOblt5/JG-77 (5/41) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5799 "Blk 5 + -" (lost 5/22/41) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 22 May, 1941; his E-7 was sd by flak over Kythera, Attica Prefecture, Greece, during the Battle of Crete (Bf 109 Loss List & D.Drury).
45 Gromotka, FritzLt6/2/1915Kronschkow, Poland281/JG-27 (11/41), 6/JG-27 (6/41 S.U., 5/42 Tmimi Libya), Stfkpt 9/JG-27 (3/44 Greece)Bf 109E-3 "Yellow 10" (1940), Bf 109E-8 Werk # 4890 "Yellow 2" (lost 6/25/41-MIA), Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 8" & Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8548 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 5/31/42 @ Amut, combat w./Brit P-40s) in 6 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1" in Greece
RK(1/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EP(1/19/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) on 25 June, 1941 after being shot down near Minsk; returned OK. With JG-27 the entire war except for interruptions caused by injuries and fighter training schools. Had to bail out five times. 438 combat missions. 9 bombers. His first known Soviet victory, two DB-3s on 25 June, 1941. One known Desert victory, a Hurricane of RAF No. 208 Sq. near Tobruk on 29 November, 1941. 2 victories in the East. His 15th victory, a Beaufighter west southwest of Karpathos Greece, 10 November, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 NW of Neusiedler on 12 April, 1944. His 25th, a P-47 NE of Lisieux on 10 June, 1944. His 26th, a P-47 at Stadt Gr. Paris on 12 June, 1944. A 27th, a Typhoon S of Evreux on 17 August, 1944. A 28th, a P-47 at Mantes-Meulan on 19 August, 1944. Deceased 2 November, 1979. Photo
46 Grünastel, FranzKIA 13 August, 1943 at Mandra Greece. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
47 Grünert, WalterFw4/StG-3 (Greece)Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 110287 "S7 + EM" (lost 9/21/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHis D-3 reported lost 21 September, 1943 at Davgata, Insel Kephallonia, crashing due to engine trouble, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
48 Hackl, Ernst Heinz?Fw812/JG-27 (Balkans)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140316 (lost 12/16/43))
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 December, 1943, reason and location unknown. Mombeek. His 1st victory was a B-24 40 km west of Kefallinia, when opposing the Ploesti raid, 1 August, 1943. His 2nd & 3rd, both P-38s; one south of Aspra Spitia Greece, and the other near Insel Aegina, 15 November, 1943. His 7th, a B-26 10 km south of InselLagosta Italy, 15 December, 1943. His 8th, a P-40 north of Trapanj Albania, 16 December, 1943. OKL names him Ernst on one report, and Heinz on a later report! Mombeek has his name as "Ernst". Magnus.
49 Hagmann, HeinzUffz2(F)/123 (Greece) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 430627 "4U + JK" (95% dam 9/23/43) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Injured in a collision with another Ju 88 Wk# 142524 (no detail) at Athens-Tatoi airfield, 23 September, 1943. Remaining crew (Inj): Uffz Harry Brosinski, Obs and Ogefr Fritz Hastenpflug, Gnr. No mention of an R/O (D.Drury).
50 Hahn, HeinrichHptm2/KG-51 (4/41 Greece), Kdr I/KG-51 (2/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6330 "9K + EK" lost 4/18/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1050 "9K + FB" (lost 2/3/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/2/42)

EP (11/3/41), EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC with one other crew 3 February, 1942 at the Tiraspol airfield, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Shotdown with wounds 18 April, 1941 in Wk# 6330 by S/Ldr M. Thomas St.John Pattle. DK-G Awards List.
51 Halbohm,Ofw12/SAGr-126 EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Beaufighter at Map Quadrant 23 East N/57/2/8 (near Greece) on 29 October, 1943
52 Hayessen, Hans Joachim HayoLt57/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1944. Magnus. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Beaufighters near Insel Dia, Crete, on 22 February, 1944. His 3rd, a Baltimore E of Insel Dia, Crete on 23 February, 1944. His 4th & 5th victories, both B-26s SE of Antikythera Greece on 6 March, 1944. A 6th, thought to be "unconfirmed", a Baltimore by Insel Dia (Kreta) on 23 April, 1944.
53 Heckmann, TheodorUffz9/11/192257/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18315 "White 2" (lost 7/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost at Catania on 15 July, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter in the Insel Leros Greece area, 5 October, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 4 km west of koshyta Greece, 8 October, 1943. Magnus Report. Survived the war.
54 Heger, Lt11/JG-53 (9/43)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-25 over Greece, 18 September, 1943.
55 Heintzsch, Manfred Lt410/JG-27 (9/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161020 "White 9 + ~" (lost 6/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 June, 1944 over northern France, reason unknown. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 8 km northwest of Insel Kos Greece, 18 September, 1943. His 2nd, a B-25 S of Insel Lagosta on 8 January, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 S of Zivagosta on 12 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 NE of Chartres on 14 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hientzsch.
56 Hermann, HorstFw8/30/1918Grossbersteninken, Krs. Tilsit32/StG-2 (4/41 Greece), 5/StG-2, 2/SG-2Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0599 "T6 + LK" (lost 4/24/41), Fw 190F
RK(12/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber & Assault Operational Clasps w/Pendants
Shot down by flak 24 April, 1941 at Patras, returned 30 April (Ju 87 Loss List). 729 missions including 250 with the Fw 190.
57 Hermann, HorstFw8/30/1918Grossbersteninken32/StG-2 (4/41), 2/SG-2 (5/44)Ju 87, Fw 190F-8RK (12/6/44), DK-G, EK 1 & 2, Dive Bomber/Assault Operational Clasp w/PendantHe flew his first mission against Greece in pril, 1941. He flew 729 Ju 87 missions and about 250 missions in the Fw 190, scoring 3 victories.
58 Herrmann, Hans Joachim 'Hajo'Obstlt8/1/1913Kiel9 III/KG-4 (9/39 Poland), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (7/40), Stfkpt 7/KG-30 (4/41), Kdr III/KG-30 (7/42), 9th Flieger Div., Kdr JG-300 (6/43), Insp.of Air Def. Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5128 "5J + AR" (gear collapsed 10/19/40) in KG-4, Ju 88A-4 "4D + AD" & "4D + AR" (11/41 in KG-30), Bf 109G, Bf 109T-1 (lost 8/20/43), Fi 156C-3, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550445 "Green 1" (lost 8/24/43) & Fw 190A-4 (lost 9/5/43)
RK(10/13/40)
EL(8/2/43)
S(1/23/44)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)
EP(9/28/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber & Ftr Oper.Clasps
All 9 were RAF Bombers. One such bomber believed to be a Short Stirling III BK718 "WP-M" of No.90 Sq., lost the night of 3/4 July, 1943, target Köln. It's Flt Engr, Sgt Hugh Murray, of Fife Scotland, was KIA, and buried Overloon War cem Noord Brabant, Neth,. location III.A.I..The inventor of the "Wilde Sau" System, 26 June, 1943. EL 8/2/43. The use of single-engine fighters for night operations. Very costly in terms of pilots and AC. Herrmann came to fighters from bombers. The Bf 109T-1 (questionable) was the type destined for use on the carrier Graff Zepplin, however this project was cancelled by order of Hitler. In January, 1944, he was appointed Kdr of Jagddivision 30, over all three of the Wilde Sau units, 300, 301 & 302. In March 1945, he commanded Sonderkommando-Elbe, a Bf 109 unit whose purpose was to ram Allied bombers. Only about 24 successful attacks were recorded. About 370 combat missions, serving in Spain, Poland, Norway, France Malta and Greece, before founding the Wilde Sau Units. Sank 12 Soviet convoy ships, about 65,000BRT. Also known to have flown Fw 190A-5 "Black 1" as Kdr JG-300. Spent ten long years in Russian captivity. Released with Hartmann, Graf, Wiese and Hans Baur. Deceased 11/5/2010 Düsseldorf.
59 Herweg, JakobUffz9/JG-27 (Pelepones Greece 1943)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKilled in 1943 during a B-25 bombing attack on his airfield at Argo, along the east coast of Pelepones. He was killed by bomb splinters. Jager Blatt 5/2002.
60 Hetzler, HansLt112/JG-27 (11/43 Aegean), 11/JG-27 (7/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140xxx (lost 11/17/43), Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/27/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational clasp
MIA 27 July, 1944 after a collision in flight, E of Granville, 25 km NNW of Avranches. Mombeek. WIA 17 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Aegina. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 1 km west southwest Of Insel Kos Greece, 19 September, 1943.
61 Heyking, Rudiger vonObstltTransport Commander, GreeceJu 52Transport Operational Clasp
62 Höchtl, KarlUffz17/JG-27Bf 109 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter southeast of Naousa, west of Salonika Greece, 6 November, 1943.
63 Hohls, WolfgangLt211/JG-27Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-25 west of Krapias Greece, 17 November, 1943. His 2nd, the same day, a P-38 northeast of Kalamaki Greece.
64 Holtgreve, WilliFwIII/StG-77 (Greece)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5217 "F1 + KP" (lost 4/10/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 10 April, 1941 at Lamia, cause inknown. Ju 87 Loss List
65 Holtkamp, LudgerHptm7/16/1909BillerbeckStfkpt 7/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # 3330 "U5 + AR" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 April, 1941 after his ac was sd by ground fire north of Lamia Greece. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Buhrmann, Obs (KIA); Uffz Siegfried Bleidorn, R/O (WIA) and Lt Klaus Rodatz, Flt Engr (KIA). Hptm Holtkamp and Uffz Bührmann are buried in the War Cem., Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Crypt 2, Row 3: Holtkamp Platte 6, Bührmann Platte 2 and Lt Rodatz Platte 11 (D.Drury).
66 Hoppe, KurtOfw58/JG-27 (Russia), 8/JG-27 (Greece 10/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported MIA, date unknown. His first known Soviet victory, his first victory, a SB-2 at Grodno on 24 June, 1941. Another Soviet victory, a Pe-2 of the 411th Bomber Aviation Regt. on 22 July, 1941 north of Yartsevo, as they attempted to bomb the Shatalovo airfield between Smolensk and Roslavl S.U.. His 5th victory, a B-25 15 km north of Araxos Greece, 8 October, 1943.
67 Joannides, Ernst vonLt8/26/1920Leobersdorf, Austria67/JG-27 (7/41 S.U.), 9/JG-53 (2/43 Sicily; 12/43; 1/44 Italy), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (11/44-1/45 Drope)Bf 109F in JG-27, Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16212 (80% dam 2/16/43; WIA, engine dam, crashed N of Sta.Croce), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160656 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 1/25/44; WIA own flak, weather flt near Savona), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739429 "White 1" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945, after strafing St Denis Westrem, he was shot down by Spitfires of RAF No. 308 Sq. north of Kloosterzande, northeast of Terneuzen. Buried Ysselsteyn, Block CS/7/168. Abother source suggests he was sd by 40mm cannons of the British 54th Light AA Regt (M.deWolf). His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 27 July, 1941. A 2nd & 3rd Soviet, a SB-2 and an I-18 on 28 July, 1941. One known western victory, a B-24 32 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 opposing the Berlin-Münster Raid on 5 December, 1944. It has been suggested that he was born in Greece. Alternate spelling: Johannides Bf 109 Loss List).

68 Jordan, FranzFwStab/JG-27 (Greece 41)Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspKIA April 1941 during the campaign in Greece. Served under the command of Obstlt. Wolfgang Schellmann.
69 Jung, BertholdOblt6/17/1915Karlsruhe66/Tr.Gr. 186 (7/39), 5/JG-77 (12/39), Stfkpt 5/JG-77 (11/40)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4173 "Black 13 + -" (lost 5/20/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 20 May, 1941 after being hit by flak and ditching along the Crete coastline. Served in Yugoslavia and Greece in 1941. Known to have "damaged" a Wellington 20 km northwest of Borkum, 18 December, 1939. His first victory, a Hampden on 21 June, 1940, no location, but most likely in the Hardanger-Fjord area. Nos 2 & 3, both Blenheims NW of Stavanger on 9 July, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim in the Stavanger area on 20 October, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Belgrad on 6 April, 1941. A Lysander, said to be his 6th victory, on 15 April, 1941 at Larissa.
70 Karpowitz, BrunoStbsFw7/11/1909Wanne-Eickel1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0067 (lost 11/12/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 12 November, 1941 when his ac made an emergency landing on the island of Alonnisos Greece, due to inclement weather conditions. Remaining crew: Oblt August Schal (or Schaal), Obs (MIA): Fw Richard Michaels, Flt Engr (WIA) and Ogefr Georg Horter, Gnr (WIA). Pilot Karpowitz buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 1, Row 14, Platte 4 (D.Drury). Note: An Oblt August Schaal, of 4(F)/Ob.d.L., was reported KIC on 17 February, 1943, as crew member with Oblt Ernst Bergmann.
71 Keller, HeinzUffz38/JG-27 (9/42), 11/JG-27 (9/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-40 of SAAF No. 4 Sq., 8 km southwest of El Alamein on 20 September, 1942. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires, 6 km north northwest of Insel Kos Greece, 18 September, 1943.
72 Kluss, AlfredUffz9/JG-27 (Greece),Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160330 "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 10/5/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 October, 1943 during aerial combat N of the Gulf of Patras. Mombeek
73 Köhler, HermannLtFlugbereitschaft Lw.-Kdo - SüdostDo 215 Werk # 0102 (lost 5/17/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 17 May, 1943 when his ac made involuntary ground contact north of Thessalonica, Greece, aka Saloniki. No known crew details or grave detailk in the VDK (D.Drury).
74 Küffner, WernerOblt212/JG-27Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 5 km southwest of Marakantrou Greece, 5 October, 1943. His 2nd victory, although labeled HSS, was a B-24 east of Lebadeia Greece, 5 October, 1943.
75 Kühn, GüntherUffz311/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163663 "Red 3 + ~" (lost 6/10/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 June, 1944 during aerial combat SE of Caen. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38F over Cape Ronodit (Greece?), 31 October, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 20 km southeast of Kalamaki Greece, 15 November, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 southeast of Kalamaki Greece, 17 November, 1943. Alternate spelling: Kuhn.
76 Lange, Franz HeinzHptm26/JG-77, Kdr II/JG-77 (4/41)Bf 109E (lost 5/27/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5261 (lost 4/23/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 April, 1941 after being hit by flak at Koropi Greece. WIA 27 May, 1940 during aerial combat at Stavanger Norway, his AC reported 100% destroyed. Source: SIG Norway. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington north of Langeoog, 18 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Hampden southwest of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940.
77 Lange, GeorgLt7(F)/LG-2 (Greece)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2299 "L2 + MR" (lost 4/13/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 April, 1941 at Mt Olympus (Katerini-Volos). Shot down by F/O Wickham of No. 33 Sq.. Bf 110 Loss List
78 Laurinat, GerhardLt2/9/1919Essen8/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # 2588 "U5 + ES" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 April, 1941 when his ac was sd by ground fire near Arta Greece. Remaining crew (KIA, bur War cem., Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 1, Row 16): Uffz Otto von Rhein, Obs (bur Platte 13); Uffz Andreas Scheer, R/O (bur Platte 12) and Gefr Alfred Jackfeld, Gnr (bur loc unknown). Lt Laurinat buried Platte 12 (D.Drury).
79 Leffler, GeorgGefrIV/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5624 "L1 + NV" (lost 3/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Sedes-Ithaka-Efstratios- Saloniki 16 March, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
80 Leinfelder, GeorgOfw2/4/1917Augsburg5/ZG-26 (Greece)Bf 110E Werk # 4272 "3U + FN" (lost 4/20/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 April, 1941; shot down by Britsh fighters of No.33 Sq. at Piräus. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: His R/O, Uffz Franz Beckel, was also killed, and both are buried in the war Cem., Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Crypt 3, Row 8, Platte 6 (D.Drury).
81 Lettenmair, KarlFw1918ViennaSturzkampffliegerschule 2 (1/43), 2/SG-3 Greece & Finland 43-44)Ju 87D-5, Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(Post.10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA in Finland 23 June, 1944. Karl was the Brother-in-Law to Hermann Paul Meyer, a student pilot, KIC 27 September, 1940, as reported by Meyers Nephew, Raymond Marina via WaSt detail. Initial information found on the DK-G Awards List.
82 Löffler, Hannes HansLt119/JG-27 (9/42), 7/JG-27 (12/43), 9/JG-27 (5/44 France)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412619 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 6/29/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 June, 1944 near southwest Paris, reason unknown. Mombeek. Magnus. One known victory, a Spitfire south of Suda-Bucht on 22 September, 1942. WIA 31 October, 1942 during aerial combat with British fighters, but managed to return to base. His 2nd, a Spitfire 15 km northwest of Insel Kos Greece, 27 September, 1943. His 3rd, a Beaufighter south of Castelrosso (Italy or Greece?), 30 October, 1943. Credited with a B-24 "separated from the formation" on 2 November, 1943, near Wiener Neustadt. His 4th (official), a Baltimore east of Insel Kos Greece, 29 November, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 north northwest of Megara Greece, 20 December, 1943. His 6th, a B-24 at St. Margarethen in Lavantthal on 2 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 10 km ESE of Raab (Györ) on 13 April, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 (HSS) 50 km NE of Frankfurt on 12 May, 1944. His 9th, same day, another B-17 (HSS) 35 km NE of Hanau. His 10th, a B-24 at Hochschwab on 24 May, 1944. His 11th, a B-24 20 km from Hochschwab on 24 May, 1944.
83 Loos, LotharUffzFliegerkorps XGotha 242 "TD + IT" (9/41), Gotha 242 "NL + GC", "TK + ES" & "GF + VC" (S.U. 43) EK 2(12/31/41)
Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
Beginning in September 1941, he flew 31 known supply missions to Crete, Greece and Africa, receiving the EK 2 for his performance. He then served in Russia, and flew another 23 known supply missions, including five to Cholm. Judging from a photo in his album, he may have crashed a Gotha 242 "DM + XR" on 5 May, 1943. Prior to his Luftwaffe service, he was in the HJ, DLV and NSFK. Identified in a photo album, numerous documents and his Flugbuch found online.
84 Mamais, NikolaosLt12/19/1917GoerlitzFlight Instr until 1944, "Flugzeugführer" in JG-2Fw 190AGlider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Participated in Operation Bodenplatte, 1 January, 1945. Of Greek descent; flew in the Luftwaffe. His father was a WWI POW in a camp in Goerlitz Germany, where Nikolaos was born. He apparently went by a German name of Heinz Geisse or Geise. Jager Blatt 6/2001 & 1/2002. A Greek historian/author, Kyriakos Paloulian, informed me that Mamais was killed in a plane crash at Aigion Greece in 1976!
85 Mannchen, AlfredFw3/23/192361/JG-77 (10/43 Italy), 16/JG-27 (10/44 Reich Def))Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410026 "White 15" (dam 11/19/43), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130361 "Blue 2 + ~" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Bade
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945, during Operation Bodenplatte, by "friendly " AA fire as he was attempting to intercept B-25s in the Melsbroek sector. He was too low to bail out, and suffered the same fate as many on this date! His G-10 crashed at Utrecht Holland (DeSwart). Buried Ysselsteyn, Block BX/7/152 (Rosseels). WIA 19 November, 1943 during aerial combat SSW of Cassino. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 2 km south of Civita Casteliano (Italy or Greece?), 28 October, 1943. His 4th, a P-51 at Leipzig-Halle on 2 November, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster at Bottrop-Recklinghausen on 12 December, 1944.
86 Martin, PaulUffz57/JG-27Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 southeast of Tanagra Greece, 22 October, 1943. His 2nd, a Beaufighter southeast of Tripidos Greece, 6 November, 1943. His 3rd, a B-26 SW of Antikythera Greece on 6 March, 1944. Magnus Report, 5 victories. Three of his victories were in another unknown unit as only two victories were scored while in JG-27, per the JG-27 Chronik/H.Breuer.
87 Mastrodicasa, Gaetano1/LtRegia Aeronautica ItalianaCant. Z506B (lost 7/29/42)POW 29 July, 1942; while taking four RAF prisoners from Greece to Italy, the crew of four and a guard were overpowered and ordered to change course to St Paul's Bay. Remaining crew POW: Co-Pilot, Marshall Allessandro Cifari and Flt Emgr, airman T. Lori. (Italian Losses Over Malta).
88 Menge, HeinrichLt9/13/19195/KG-26 (Kalamaki Greece)He 111H-6 (lost 10/6/41)Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 6 October, 1941 during an attack on the HMS Thistlegorm in the Suez Canal. Remaining crew ((MIA): Fw Aloys Jaster, Uffz Erwin Schmidt, Uffz Johannes Haubold and Ogefr Johann Späth. Source; V. Parlevliet
89 Meyn, WilhelmOblt6/3/1923Hamburg26Erg/StG-3, 7/StG-3, Adj. III/StG-3, Stafkpt 8/SG-3, Stafkpt 9/SG-3Ju 87, Fw 190F-8 with 9/SG-3 RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber w/Pendant & Gold Assault Operational Clasps
British POW 8 May 1945 and released 16 August, 1945. 721 combat missions. Shot down seven times with one bailout. All aerial victories in the East. Saw action in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Russia, Kuban and Krimea. 721 missions as Stuka and Assault pilot, including 281 in the Fw 190. Deceased 4 May, 2002 Hoppstädten-Weiersbach (P. Bastin).
90 Moycis, RudolfOfw99/JG-27 (Crete Schwarm 9/42), 7/JG-27 (10/43; 4/44 Crete), 10/JG-27 (10/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "White 9 + I" (Crete, Spring, 1944), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784020 "Red 1 + I" (lost 10/20/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 October, 1944 during aerial combat east of Benerode. Shot down 5 July, 1942 by a P-40 of SAAF No. 2 Sq., piloted by either Lt Burdon or Lt Bryant. He force landed 8 miles E of El Alamein. One known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. PRU 2, piloted by Flt Lt Day, north of Rethymon N. Africa on 22 September, 1942. Another Spitfire of PRU 2, piloted by P/O Leng (POW), over Tymbaktion, S. Crete on 30 September, 1942. His 3rd, a B-24 10 km west of Amfissa Greece, 5 October, 1943. His 4th, a Baltimore north of Insel Crete, 31 December, 1943. A 5th, a B-26 10 km W of Insel Leros (Greece) on 25 February, 1944. A 6th, a B-26 in northern Crete on 4 March, 1944. A 7th & 8th, both SM 84s (?) 30 km NE of Brindisi on 14 May, 1944. A 9th, a P-51 NW of Meru on 18 August, 1944.
91 Mühlbauer, OttoUffz2/16/192128/JG-27 (9/43 Greece; 7/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15993 (lost 9/28/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161771 "Red 8 + I" (lost 7/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 July, 1944 during aerial combat 15km south of Caen, bailed safely. Injured in a crash SE of Athens on 28 September, 1943 due to engine trouble. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 50 km N of Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) 50 km N of Brück-a.d.-Mür, later same day. Deceased 4 August, 1998.
92 Müller-Nalbach,Lt1III/ZG-26Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Maryland on a reconnaissance mission between Greece and Crete on 27 July, 1942.
93 Müller, Paul HeinzFw7/19/1918Melsüngen Kassel2/JFS-1 (40), FFS-82 (3/40), BFS-Neuburg (11/40), Erg 3/KG-3 (1/41- 10-42), 12/Ttansportstaffel IV Fl.Kps (10/42), 2,10 & 11/LG-1 (1/43-7/43)Ju 52, He 111, & Ju 88EP(Post 8/31/43)
EK 1 (3/10/42 & 2 (8/8/41)
KVK-2 (5/30/41)
Wound Badge (8/13/42)
Transport Operational Clasp in Gold (1/3/43)
KIA 10 July, 1943; sd north of Syraküs Greece, buried in Melilli, Sicily. Served in Rusia, No.Africa & Greece. Source: His Wehrpass found online.
94 Neff, KarlOblt8/31/1914Viernheim6/TG-4 (3/44 Greece)Ju 52/3mg7e Werk # 7170 (lost 3/16/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 16 March, 1944 at Kifisia, Athens, Greece, cause unknown. Remaining crew (desig unk): Fw Paul Dastig (geb 1/1/1916 Zaudlitz) (KIC); Fw Johannes Fischer (geb 7/12/1919 Gellendorf) (KIC); Fw Johannes Lonies (no information) and Fw Arnim Retsch (geb 4/16/1918 Wolfenbüttel) (KIC). The deceased are buried at Dionyssos-Rapendoza Cem., Gruft 3, Re 5, Platte 11 (Matthias Krebbers 4/2021).
95 Ottnad, AlexanderLt148 & 12/JG-27 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440985 "Red 10 + I" (lost 6/7/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413617 "Blue 9 + I" (lost 8/18/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 in absentia)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/6/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 August, 1944 after crashing west of Evreux due to flak. WIA on D-Day, 6 June, 1944. Injured in a transfer flight crash near Crailsheim on 7 June, 1944, no cause reported. 8 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a Maryland south of Insel Chalkis, west of Rhodes, Greece, 28 October, 1943. His 3rd, a Beaufighter northeast of Insel Gaidaros Greece, 14 November, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 100 km SSW of Marburg on 19 March, 1944. His 6th, a P-38 30 km SW of Graz on 2 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 SE of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 25 km N of Neuseidler See on 23 April, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 30 km NE of Frankfurt on 12 May, 1944. His 11th, a B-24 55 km N of Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 14th, a B-24 30 km W of Banja-Lüka on 30 May, 1944.
96 Pasewaldt, Georg Dr.Obstlt9/19/1900Berlin/Zehlendorf Kdr I/KG-26, Kdr KG-40 (repl Edgar Petersen 9/41-12/41), Kdr KG-2 (4/42) Fw 200C in KG-26, He 111H in KG-40, Do 217 E & K in KG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Numerous anti-shipping operations in the Suez Canal area and the waters off Greece. Alternate spelling: Pasewalt.
97 Patz, WernerHptm1II/JG-77 (4/41), Adj/JG-26 (4/42), Stfkpt 11/JG-26 (12/42), Operational Trng Unit-Merville 4/43Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5272 (40% dam 4/19/41), Fw 190A-1 & 2, Bf 109G-1 & G-4 in 11 Staffel EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 April, 1941 after being hit by flak and belly landing at Larissa Greece. Replaced Lt Paul Schauder as Stfkpt 11/JG-26 when Scauder went to the Staff/JG-26 in January, 1943.
98 Peters, WalterLt11/11/1921Steinbrück7/TG-4Ju 52/cm Werk # 500177 "G6 + OR" (lost 7/21/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 21 July, 1944 due to enemy fire south of Antimilos Greece (Cyclades Group, Agean Sea). Remaining crew: Uffz Siegfried Schulze, R/O (WIA); Ofw Hans Dietrich, Flt Engr (MIA) and Fw Walter Peyerl, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried in the Ger. War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 2, Row 15; Pilot Peters, Platte 12 and Gnr Peyerl, Platte 13 (D.Drury).
99 Pflüger, WernerUffz17/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15888 "White 5 + I" (lost 2/25/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat 20 km SSW of Pointe de Cos (Rosseels & Bf 109 Loss List). This, the same day as his first known victory! One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a B-26 8 km W of Insel Kos (Greece) on 25 February, 1944.
100 Pietschmann, TheodorOfw5/ZG-26 (4/41 Greece)Bf 110EK 2, Destroyer Operational ClaspOne known victory, a Hurricane of No.33 Sq in the Athens area on 20 April, 1941.

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