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1 Lippe-Weissenfeld, Egmont, Prinz Maj7/14/1918Salzburg, Austria51ZG-76, 4/NJG-1(11/40), 5/NJG-2(11/41), Kdr I/NJG-3(10/42), Kdr III/NJG-1(6/43), Kdr NJG-5 (2/44)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2270 (lost 6/41)& Do 217(NJG-3), Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3376 (10% dam 3/12/41; WIA, crashed at Bergen after hit by return fire), Bf 110G-4 "G9 + HS" in III/NJG-1, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 720010 "C9 + CD"(lost 3/12/44) RK(4/16/42)-EL(8/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (3/13/41)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1944 during a day flight, fatally crashing near St Hubert in the Ardennes due to touching the ground. Buried at the German War Cemetery, Ysselsteyn, Holland. All Night victories. One known victory, perhaps his first, a Wellington over England on the night of 16-17 November, 1940. A Whitley at Petten, northern Holland, 15 Jan., 1941, while an Oblt in 4/NJG-1. A Wellington the night of 9-10 April, 1941, no location. A Stirling I of RAF No.15 Opmeer NL, N3654 piloted by Wing Cmdr Herbert Dale. All 7 perished. Another Wellington the night of 8-9 May, 1941, no location. A Stirling 10 km W of Medenblik the night of 10-11 May, 1941. A Whitley the night of 12-13 June, 1941, no location. A Wellington the night of 18-19 June, 1941 (Wellington R1696 of 305 Sqd (Polish), near Het Grootslag Polder, Holland. A Wellington the night of 22-23 June, 1941, no location. On 30 June, 1941, he crashed Wk# 2270 at Ijsselmeer Holland while in 4/NJG-2, cause and crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Another Wellington at Map Quadrant 43/4/2 on 7-8 November, 1941. A Whitley and two Wellingtons at Barsingerhorn/Schlagen on 8-9 November, 1941. A Whitley V 2 km SW of Pellen, out at sea, the night of 27-28 December, 1941.

2 Crinius, WilhelmLt12/2/1920Hohenhausen, Lippe1143/JG-53 (2/42 Med; 7/42 S.U)Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 13" (2/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 10243 "Yellow ?" (lost 7/8/42), Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 13" (S.U. 8/42), Bf 109G-2/R-1 Trop Werk# 10805 "Yellow 13" (2/43 Gela)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 January,1943 after bailing out of Wk# 10805 in Tunisia after a dogfight with Spitfires, sustaining engine damage. Made a force landing in his F-4 at Woronesh Russia on 8 July, 1942, as a result of enemy fire. He was uninjured in the incident. 400 missions, 100 victories in the East, 1 four engine bomber. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 1 & 2, both Il-2s on 9 June, 1942. His 14th victory, an R-5 on 27 July, 1942. An R-5 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. His 23rd & 24th, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. One of many multiple victories, a triple on 12 August, 1942; Two MiG-3s and an Il-2. A DB-7 and an Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. A U-2, an R-5, an I-180 and a MiG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two P-40s and two LaGG-3s on 2 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. He received the RK and the EL the same day. Wolf Tonnes wingman. Deceased 26 April, 1997.
3 Friess, FranzUffz3/7/1920Mannheim16/ZG-1Bf 110G-2 Werk # Unk "2N + FP" (lost 7/7/44), Bf 110G-2 Werk # Unk (lost 7/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Raab on 7 July, 1944. Added: Uffz Friess was KIA 14 July, 1944, and his R/O, Gefr Heinz Lippe was injured, when their Kisber landing ground was attacked by P-38's. Uffz Friess is believed buried in the War Cem., Budaors, Hungary as "Unknown". Onthe day of his first victory, 7 July, 1944, he and his R/O, Gefr Heinz Lippe, were reported injured in a collision over the village of Sarlusky-Kajsa, Slovakia. They both bailed safely after combat with the American bombers and escorts (D.Drury).
4 Grieneisen, KurtOfw1II/JG-1, 5/JG-300Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550524 or 624? "Black 11" (lost 9/27/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Lippe, crashing at Braunschweig.
5 Höfemeier, Heinrich 'Tubby'Hptm8/21/1913Langenholzhausen Lippe961/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), JGr. OstBf 109F-2 Werk # 5423 "Wh 5" (10% dam 6/22/41) in 1 Staffel, Poland 6/41; Bf 109G, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 145667 "Brn 5" (lost 8/7/43)

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Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (3/19/42), EP(9/25/41),

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1943 in his "Brown 5" near Karatchev S.U. as a result of Russian AA fire. WIA 22 June, 1941, being hit by his own fighters in "White 5". Credited with 4 Soviet victories at Kossow-Siedice on 22 June, 1941, during a Soviet raid on the Romanian railway station at Iasi. Two Il-2s on 2 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 15 November, 1942. An Il-2 in the Srelyj area on 14 December, 1942. An Il-2 and two Pe-2s 30 km NE of Syberplowka on 16 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 19 km NE of Syberplowka on 17 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 10 June, 1943. A MiG-3 on 26 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943. Two DB-3s and a MiG-3 on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) and a Boston III on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a Boston III on 3 August, 1943. a Pe-2 on 5 August, 1943. 490 missions, all victories in the East, 12 additional AC destroyed on the ground. Bowers/Lednicer, 96 victories.
6 Husemann, WernerMaj11/10/1919Schötmar, Lippe34Wekusta 2/Ob.d.L., Stab/NJG-1 (12/42), 7/NJG-1, Kdr I/NJG-3 (1/44 to end)Bf 110 & Ju 88C, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620675 "D5 + XB" (heavy damage 11/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down by Stirling of RAF No. 161 Sq. return fire on 26 November, 1944 9 km north of Herning Denmark in Wk# 620675. His oil cooler had been hit and he made a successful moonlight emergency landing. Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Georg Shierholz (WIA), Radar Oper; Fw Hein Fehmann, R/O and Fw Willi Möller (Source: Air War over Denmark). 250+ combat missions. All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling on 17 December, 1942. Another, a Stirling on 27 April, 1943. A Wellington on 12 June, 1943. Three victories on 26 June, 1943; a Halifax 3 km S of Hoorn, a Stirling 8 km SW of Goerede and a Lancaster 5 km SSE of Zerilsee. A Lancaster at Biesenthal on 24 August, 1943. A Halifax 30 km S of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A "4 mot" W of Münster on 24 March, 1944. Two "4 mot" near Hersfeld on 9 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Insel Laaland (Denmark?) on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Therouanne on 16 June, 1944. A "4 mot" over Dover Straits on 6 July, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Venlo on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Bitche-Pirmasens on 29 July, 1944. A Lancaster and a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944. Two Lancasters the night of 3/4 March, 1945; one E of aarhus, the other at Bourtanger Moor.
7 Lippe, AlfredUffz8/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4124 "9K +MS" (lost 8/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Stalingrad 31 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
8 Millahn, Karl HermannMaj12/9/1916Dassow, Mecklenburg1/KG-76 (9/40), 9/KG-76 (9/42 S.U.), Stfkpt in Stab/KG-76 (2/44), Kdr IV/KG-76 (12/44), Kdr III/EKG-1 (1/45)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5749 "F1 + BT" (lost 9/15/42), Ar 234B-2 Werk # 140115 "F1 + AU" (lost 1/23/45) RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (9/15/42)
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold w/Pendant
Seriously injured 23 January, 1945 when his Ar 234 veered on takeoff and crashed from low altitude. WIA with another crew, Gnr Flg Kurt Teege, 15 September, 1942 when he was rammed by a Soviet fighter near the Zaritzmundung (Ju 88 Loss List). 375 combat missions. Deceased 7 October, 1981, Lengern, Werne-Lippe (P. Bastin).
9 Schauff, JosefLt4/9/1918Lippe-Bergheim18/JG-26Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1940 in aerial combat NW of Margate with Spitfires of either RAF No. 54 or 65 Sq.. Buried Margate Cem., Kent, Plot "L", Sec 50, Gr 15031 (M.Croft). His one victory, a Hurricane on 8 June, 1940, no location.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Clockwise from left: JG26 Group: Lt. Walter Blume (POW 18 Aug 40), Lt. Werner Bartels (POW 24 Jul 40), Lt. Josef Schauff (KIA 24 Jul 40), Lt. Klaus Mietusch (KIA Sept 17 44), Oblt. Gerhard 'Gerd' Schöpfel, Lt. Gerhard Mueller-Dühe (KIA 18 Aug 40), and Lt. Gustav Sprick (KIA 28 Jun 41) (in front) - Chièvres, late May 1940.
10 Schierholz, Hans-GeorgOfw8/16/1921Lage Lippe57I/NJG-3Bf 110 RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
From 1941, Rudolf Franks Radio Operator. After Franks death, with Werner Husemann. Had to bale out 4 times. 250 missions. 57 Night victory participations. Deceased 12 February, 1996 Lippstadt.
11 Schinnerling, HermannFw24/JG-11 (6/44), 8/JG-11 (8/44), 7/JG-11 (9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413529 "Green 11" (lost 9/19/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Lippe. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Caen on 11 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 on 15 August, 1944, no location given.
12 Sumpf, HansHptm3/27/1915Lothe / Lippe8/KG-1(1/40), Stfkpt 5/KG-1 (12/41 S.U.)He 111 in KG-1, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6609 "V4 + GN" (lost 6/26/42) RK(8/20/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 26 March, 1942 during an attack at Velikoye-Selo, at the south end of Lake Ilmen (Demyansk area). His A-4 was struck by a bomb dropped from another ac causing his bombs to detonate. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Ewald Kruppa, Obs; Fw Richard Boehr, R/O and Ogefr Friedrich Ellersdorfer, Gnr.. 319 combat missions, destroyed 19 Russian locomotives. Source: Kaiser RK book. Location also reported as Onufrievo nö Ruza.

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