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1 Faust, KurtOfw8/21/1915Friedrichsburg9/KG-100 (Toulouse-Francazal) Do 217K-2 Werk # 4555 "6N + IT" (lost 6/15/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 15 June, 1944 when he crashed into the Pyrenees mountain, W of Toulouse, while returning from a raid on Allied shipping at Cherbourg. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjOfw Erich Adermann, (geb 3/24/12 Magdeburg) Obs; Ogefr Julius Schmidt, (geb 11/5/23 Dusseldorf) R/O and Gefr Josef Kraft, (geb 12/12/23 Stadelhofen) Flt Engr. Only known grave, that of pilot, Ofw Faust, buried in the Ger War Cem at Berneuil, Blk 4, Row 28, Gr 1490 (D.Drury). Added: This crew crashed the same night as that of Fw Rudolf Stoll in Wk# 4749 (G.Collaveri).
2 Franz, JosefLtI/KG-30 (Banak)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0881718 "4D + ??" (lost 5//26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 26 May, 1943; crashed and burned at Muddusjärvi during an operation northwest of Inari, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Kraft, Observer (KIA); Uffz Hans Peck, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Friedrich Czech, Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Franz & Kraft buried at Botn Rognan (Flyvrak Norway).
3 Kraft,Lt29/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax S of Hildesheim on 27 September, 1943. A 2nd Halifax W of Nienburgon 9 October, 1943. This could be either Georg or Josef Kraft, also in NJG-1.
4 Kraft, JosefHptm2/8/1921Vienna, Austria56II/NJG-4, Stab II/NJG-5, 4/NJG-5 (9/43), II/NJG-6, 7/NJG-6 (5/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 12/NJG-1Bf 110, Ju 88

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
He was especially successful at hunting down British and Russian AC supplying partisans in Hungary. Shot down 20 , 4 of which were Li-2s (Russian made DC-3s).145 Missions. All Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling 50 km N of Bremen on 9 October, 1943. Another, a Lancaster at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. He scored a double victory on 15 February, 1944; a Halifax and a Lancaster. Two "4 mot" in the Strasbourg area on 27 April, 1944. A Halifax at Friedrichshafen on 28 April, 1944. Two "4 mots" on 25 May, 1944, no location. A Wellington at Tamasi on 26 June, 1944. Two Wellingtons S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. Deceased 16 October, 1994. A Wellington over Hungary on 8 August, 1944. Two Wellingtons E of Steyr on 20 August, 1944. Another Wellington on 22 August, 1944, no location. A Dakota in the Tokaj area on 18 September, 1944. Two more Dakotas in the Nyiregyhaza area on 19 September, 1944. Two Wellingtons, next night, at Szombathely. A double on 13 October, 1944; a B-24 and a Wellington in the Tamasi area. A triple on 20 October, 1944; a B-24 and two Wellingtons S of Steinamanger. Photo
5 Krause, BrunoFwStab/KGzbV-900 (8/42), 1(/Erg)(Replacement Staffel)-Me 323, III/KGzbV-323, II & III/TG-5Ju 52, Me 323 "Gigant", Bf 110 in NJG-6WSC
EK 2
Transport in Gold(12/28/44) & Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Believed KIA after 16 April, 1945, the last entry in his Soldbuch. Late in the war, he served in 5 & 7/NJG-6 under the leadership of Josef Kraft. Source: internet documents or Soldbuch.

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