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1 Knickmeier, WalterHptm6/27/1917Oper. Offz. I/NJG-1 (3/41), IV/NJG-1 (11 or 12 Staffel Armament Officer 4/44)Bf 110E in I Grp
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
A trained pilot, he was a reknowned Fighter Controller, guiding Night Fighters to the Allied bombers throughout the war. Participated in 24 victories with Streib, Thimmig and Knacke. Also spelled Knickmeyer or Knickmeier.
2 Thimmig, Wolfgang AmeiseObstlt10/4/191223V(Z)/LG-1, Stab/ZG-76, 2/NJG-1 (6/41), Kdr III/NJG-1 (6/42-5/43), Kdr III/NJG-101, Kdr NJG-4 (10/43), Kdr NJG-2Bf 110, Do 217 in NJG-4, Ju 88G in NJG-2; Bf 110G & Do 217 in NJG-101 (6/43-9/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Whitley on 18 June, 1941 while in 2/NJG-1, no location. Another, a Wellington on 10-11 July, 1941, no location. A Wellington the night of 15-16 July, 1941. Another, a Whitley V 20 km northeast of Bocholt on 16-17 August, 1941. A Hampden on 1 September, 1941, no location. A Halifax II of RAF No. 103 Sq. near Burrserveen, 4 km S of Haasksbergen Holland, the night of 27-28 August, 1942. Another this same night, a Wellington III of RAF No. 156 Sq. at Epe, 4 km S of Gronau Germany. A Stirling east of Hengelo on 3 February, 1943. A Halifax and a Lancaster on 1 May, 1943. Two Halifax on 5 May, 1943, opposing the RAF Dortmund raid. Three victories on 24 May, 1943 opposing a Dortmund raid; two Wellingtons and a Halifax. A "4 mot" at Morsang, S of Paris, on 21 April, 1944. Another triple victory on 8 July, 1944; three B-26s, one at Amiens, one at Senarpont and one at Seine Bay. A B-17 of 388BG on 6 September, 1943 near Einsingen/Ulm area. Thimmig was Kdr III/NJG-101 in June, 1943. He commanded NJG-2 from February 1945 to the end of the war. Bowers/Lednicer, 24 victories. Deceased 6 November, 1976.

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