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1 Botterbrodt, HelmutOblt10/8/19121/Kü.Fl.Gr 106 (Legion Condor), II/KGr.z.b.V.-1, 1/KG-40 (1/44)He 60 in 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.106, He 177A-3 Werk # 535741 "CJ + FO" (lost 1/22/44)
Spanish Cross
Bomber Operational Clasp
Failed to return from a mission over London England the night of 21/22 January, 1944. The crew were able to bail by Chateaudun, therefore, presumed POWs. Remaining crew: StFw Otto Schelldorfer, Fw Wilhelm von Trott zu Soltz, Fw Hans Streller, Uffz Herbert Schulze and Uffz Jakob Koch. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
2 Brandis, Felix MariaOblt9/9/191618Stfkpt 1(Z)/JG-77 (6/41 Finland), Kdr 13(Z)/JG-5 (1/42), Stfkpt 6(Z)/JG-5 (2/42)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4114 "LN + FR" (Interned Sweden 9/1/41), Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2546 "LN + AR" (lost 2/2/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 2 February, 1942 in his E-2 at Olanga Norway due to poor visibility. Buried Rovaniemi-Norvajaerui, 3-4, Finland (Rosseels). His R/O/Gunner, Fw Herbert Baus was lightly wounded. Brandis became the first casualty of his 6(Z)/JG-5. Barbarossa pilot. He was reported to have made an emergency landing in Wk# 4114 at Tärendö Sweden on 1 September, 1941, due to lack of fuel after a combat mission in Russia (Source: SIG Norway). His R/O, Uffz Herbert Baus was injured. His E-1 was also flown by Karl F. Koch. After the Swedes inspected his undamaged E-1, it was returned to Germany on 18 September, 1941 (Source: B.Widfeldt). One known victory, a Hudson into the sea off Bergen, 80 km west of Herdla, on 1 June, 1941. In the winter of 1941-42, Brandis and Baus shot down 14 Soviet aircraft. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
3 Dostlebe, HerbertHptm10/23/1913Zeitz, Sachsen2/KG-100 (4/44 Chateaudin, Fr) He 177A-3 Werk # (33)2357 "6N +IK" (lost 4/21/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 20/21 April, 1944; failed to return from a night mission over Hull; his He 177 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast (DeSwart). Remaining crew (MIA): FhjFw Hans Georg Vollandt, geb 11/26/1919, Obs; Ofw Anton Krebs, geb 5/13/1915, R/O; Ofw Johann Konrad, geb 11/4/1916, Wart; Ofw Hermann Koch, geb 8/8/1919, Gunner (B.Bines). Added: Killed were Pilot Hptm Dostlebe, buried Norderney D-48, and a Gnr, Uffz Gustav Neumann (geb 8/8/1920), buried Yssel AR-1-3 (SGLO).
4 Frick, AlfredFw11/20/1918Hepach1/TGr-30He 111H-20 Werk # 701492 "S3 + CH" (lost 1/20/45)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 20 January, 1945 when his ac possibly developed an engine malfunction and crashed at Aujac, Charente-Maritime, France. Remaining crew (all KIC, all buried Berneuil, Blk 2, Row 12): Uffz Josef Fritz, Obs, Gr 430; Uffz Walter Kemnitz, R/O, Gr 433; Uffz Horst Conradi, Flt Engr, Gr 429 and Ogefr Waldemar Koch, Gnr, Gr 432. Two Army officer passengers, were also killed, Oblt Herbert Steinbeiss, bur Gr 431 and Obstlt Josef Wiesheu, bur Gr 427. Pilot Fw Frick buried Gr 428. The two passengers were delivering ayroll and papers belonging to Admiral Hans Michahelles (D.Drury).p
5 Helbig, GeorgFw7/8/19181/NJG-3 (Tirstrup De.) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730368 "D5 + QK" (lost 11/23/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 23 November, 1944 during an aerial combat training exercise, when following Stfkpt Oblt Herbert Koch through cloud cover, Helbig mysteriously crashed below in the Store Vildmosen Moor, near Bronderslev, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Willi Beyersdörfer, acting as R/O, geb.9/9/1915 (a pilot in his own right) and Uffz Otto Henselmann, Radar Oper., geb 12/11/1918. All were burried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 2 December, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark & Bjorn Nygaard. Added: Burials: Fw Helbig, Blk 8, Gr 913; Uffz Henselmann, Blk 8, Gr 914 and Uffz Beyersdörfer, Blk 8, Gr 915 (D.Drury).
6 Koch, HerbertHptm4/1/191723 11/NJG-3 (1/44), 12/NJG-3 (4/44), Stfkpt 1/NJG-3 (Tirstrup De. 8/44) Bf 110G-4 D5 + ICH" (11/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621796 "D5 + AH" (Grove 4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 4th, a B-17 on 4 January, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Hoya-Loningen on 11 January, 1944. A "4 mot" at Faborg on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Venlo on 22 June, 1944. Two "4 mots" opposing the Kiel Raid on 16/17 August, 1944, vic St Peter Ording. Another "4 mot" the night of 26 August, 1944, 50 NNW of Kiel. A Halifax W of Skagen on 25 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Deceased 17 March, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit. Koch was participating in aerial combat training on 23 November, 1944 with Fw Georg Helbig mysteriously crashed, killing his entire crew. Koch saw the black smoke on the deck, but found no survivors. His crew this date: Fw Werner Gärtner, Radar Oper and Uffz Karl Edelmann, R/O (Source: Air War over Denmark). Also on this crew, Fw Seufert (Rosseels).
7 Koch, HerbertUffz4/19/19223/JG-76 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462967 "White 3" (lost 10/17/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 October, 1944; aerial combat with P-47s near Efringen- Kirchen, near Wintersweiler, in the mountains in the Mappach area. He bailed but did not survive. Source: F. Trendle. Burial: War Cem Kehl-Oberrhein, Blk A, Row 15, Gr 63 (D.Drury).
8 Schönstedt, EduardOfw2(F)/Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L.Do 215B Werk # 0084 "VB + KF" (lost 4/15/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 15 April, 1941 when his ac was sd into the sea off the Isle of Wight. Remaining crew: Lt Herbert Koch (or Zoch), Obs; Ogefr Erich Aldert (or Aldort), R/O and Uffz heinz Krüger, Flt Engr (D.Drury).

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