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1 Stendel, A.Uffz9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4275 (lost 9/6/42)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, west of Ermelo, on 6 September, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the crash was at "Nuldernauw Wolderwijd near strand Horst".
2 Stendel, FritzHptm492/JG-20 (5/40), 8/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), Kdr IV/JG-5 (5/44)Bf 109E in JG-20, Bf 109F in JG-51, Fw 190A, Bf 110 in IV/JG-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A south of Middelburg, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 8 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire S of London on 18 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire near London on 7 September, 1940. His 5th & 6th, a Hurricane and a Spitfire near London on 15 September, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire over the Thames on 11 November, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, while in JG-51, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 E of Kuklovo on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 May, 1943. A Boston on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 July, 1943. Two Yak-9s E of Oescha on 12 October, 1943. A Boston III at Retschiza on 28 October, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 29 September, 1944. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 8 October, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 October, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 21 October, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 39 victories.

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