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1 Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prinz zu Maj8/14/1916Kopenhagen Denmark83KG-51 (5/40), KG-1 (6/41), Kdr IV/NJG-5 (12/42), NJG-100, II/NJG-3, Kdr NJG-4, Kdr NJG-2He 111(KG-51), Do 17Z(NJG-2), Ju 88C(NJG-3), Bf 110(NJG-5), Ju 88C-6 #750467 "R4 + XM"(lost 1/22/44) RK(10/2/42)-EL(8/31/43)-S(1/23/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)
EP(5/19/41)

EK 1 & 2
NJ Oper.Clasp w/"300"
KIA the night of 21-22 January, 1944 in Ju 88C-6, when he was Kdr NJG-2; sd by a Mosquito of No.141 Sq., piloted by P/O Desmon B.Snape during a raid on Magdeburg, after downing five enemy AC himself. 150 missions against ground targets while in KG-1 & KG-51 in Russia. 29 night victories in Russia. One known victory, a Lancaster B, Mk 1, "R5632"; crashed into the North Sea, 19 mi. W of Den Haag, 24 July, 1942 (R.Snape). Three DB-3s and a Boston the night of 19-20 July, 1943. His first known Soviet night victory, two DB-3s on 17 April, 1943. A DB-3 on 23 April, 1943. Another Soviet, a B-25 SE of Schweindl (sic) on the night of 23-24 April, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 the night of 11-12 July, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on the night of 20-21 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory came on 9 May, 1942, four months after joining NJG-2. His stay in the west was brief, and he returned to Russia in May 1943 downing a DB-3 SE of Eydklau on 1 May, 1943. He was Kdr JG-100 in August, 1943. Numerous multiple victory nights including 5 AC on 21 January, 1944. His R/O in IV/NJG-5 (6/43) was Herbert Kümmritz. In II/NJG-3 & NJG-2, it was Fw Friedrich Ostheimer (survived) and mech. Kurt Matzuleit. Maj Heinrich's body was found in a woods near Stendal. Buried at the German War Cemetery at Ysselsteyn, Holland.

2 Jung, ErichMaj6/17/192230Kdr I/NJG-2 (11/41), Kdr II/ZG-101 (3/43), 6/NJG-2 (12/43), 5/NJG-2, Kdr III/NJG-2 (5/45)Ju 88C; Do 17Z-10 "R4 + AK" (10/40); Ju 88R-2 "R4+AP" and Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620045(?) "R4+AN" in NJG-2(3/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
In March, 1945, Jung scored 7 victories in 20 minutes and an 8th shortly thereafter. His crew was R/O Uffz Walter Heidenreich and Mech Ofw Hans (Heinz) Reinnagel. They flew in "R4+AN" Werk # 620045. Their last mission was 16 March, 1945, and on 25 March, 1945, Werk # 620045 was blown up as U.S. gliders were landing on their airfield at Zellhausen. One known victory, a Lancaster at Ober-Sayn on 24 December, 1943. Another, a Lancaster at Epinal on 28 April, 1944. A Lancaster in the Brussels area on 28 May, 1944. Two "4 mots" in the Dieppe-Abbeville area on 25 June, 1944. Two "4 mots" over northern France, in the Bourges area, on 5 July, 1944. A 3rd "4 mot", same day, N or Paris. Two "4 mots" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. An 11th, a "4 mot" SE of Orleans on 25 July, 1944. A 12th, a P-38 in the Blechhammer area on 7 August, 1944. Magnus, 30 victories.

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