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1 Czipin, Johann HansUffz7/13/19122/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260523 "Z6 + EK" (lost 4/18/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 April, 1944 while becoming lost while changing base location. He was intercepted by Typhoons of RAF No. 266 Sq. and shot down, crashing at Exbury House, near Beaulieu, Hants, killing the crew and the Ground Crew, also onboard. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Johann Krause, geb 6/24/1920, Obs; Uffz Robert Schultes, geb 5/26/1924, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ehrhardt, geb 3/20/1922, Gunner; Uffz E. Wysetzki, geb 5/7/1921, Gunner; Gefr Edgar Vester, geb 9/3/1923, Wart and Ogefr Leonhard Schwingenstein, geb 3/17/1921, Wart.
2 Krause, Johann 'Hans'Hptm1/13/1920Rheinhausen285/NJG-3 (8/42), Stab I/NJG-3, Stfkpt 6/NJG-101(Radar-equipped 4/44), Kdr I/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Fw 190A-5, Ju 88G in NJG-4, Do 217 (G3 + EV (lost 9/43) in NJG-101, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622056 "3C + BC" (dam 3/4/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)

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Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Wk# 622056 damaged during Operation Gisela, near Hamm. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): Ofw Otto Zinn and Ofw Friedrich Specht (Rosseels). All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling west of Ebsjerg, into the sea, on 19 August, 1942. Two other victories, both Wellingtons, at Ülzen and Hageunau, 0n 6 October, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington 3 km southwest of Osterbeck on 26 February, 1943, while in 3/NJG-1. His 5th, a Wellington, Werk # LN976 of RAF No.37 Sq., the night of 3-4 April, 1944 at Dunapentele Hungary. His crew at this time: Ofw Otto Zinn, R/O and Ofw Friedrich Specht. His first known Soviet victory, a B-25(i.z.Arb.) the night of 10-11 June, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a DB-3F near Matrageb, the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Two Soviet DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 26-27 October, 1944. His 26th, a Halifax the night of 14 November, 1944, the victory data found on his victory cup being sold online by Leisure Galleries. Very little detail about this Night Fighters career. Deceased 30 December, 2006.

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