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1 Augustin, LotharUffzSG unitFw 190F
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
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2 Apollony, HeinzOfw4/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6086 "B3 + BM" (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 21 August, 1940; both engines were hit by AA fire during an attack on the Brize Norton airfield. They were also subjected to attacks by Hurricanes of RAF No. 17 Sq., believed to be piloted by S/L Cedric Williams, P/O Harold Bird-Wilson & P/O Jack Ross. The crew abandoned the AC, which finally crashed at Marsh Farm, Earnley. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs; Uffz Kurt Miethner, R/O and Uffz Helmut Hempel, Flt Engr.. Source: KG-54 Archive.
3 Aue, LotharUffz26/JG-2 (France 8/43), 5/JG-2 (5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15427 (lost 8/9/43), Bf 109G (lost 5/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Believed KIA 22 May, 1944 near the Etripagny airfield; sd by an RCAF fighter On No. 416 Sq. (RCAF Claims List). WIA 9 August, 1943 during aerial combat at St Pol. One known victory, a B-17 at La Coulonche, ENE of Domfront on 4 July, 1943. A 2nd, a P-38 in the Caen area on 25 June, 1944.
4 Augustin, GünterUffz8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550238 "B3 + VS" (lost 8/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1943 SW of Foggia due to engine trouble, two other unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
5 Augustin, Hans JoachimUffz5/15/1923Leipzig5/NJG-4Bf 109, Bf 110, me 210Night Fighter Operational ClaspSource: Michel Sergent
6 Augustin, HelmutUffz1Erg/JG-2 (7/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5978 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire northwest of Colomby (Calais). One known victory, his first, a Spitfire at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941.
7 Augustin, HerbertFw3/KGr-806 (Malta)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1516 "M7 + GL" (lost 3/23/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 March, 1942; shot down over Malta by fighters of 126 or 272 Sq., three other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
8 Augustin, JakobLt12/11/1920158/JG-2 (5/41 Channel), 7/JG-2 (10/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5497 (35% 7/3/41), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 333 "White 8" (6/42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 122103 (lost)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 July, 1942; Combat with a Spitfire, crashed into the sea at Map Quadrant 2188 (2186?)/15 West. Mombeek MIA List. Wounded 3 July, 1941 in his F-2 during aerial combat near Lombres. Known to have flown Fw 190A-2 Werk # 333 "White 8" also. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire over Portland on 11 May, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire near St Omer on 10 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km northeast of Calais on 19 August, 1941. A 4th, a Spitfire 2 km NE of Lille on 31 August, 1941. His 5th, a Hurricane near Boulogne on 16 September, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1941, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire on 2 October, 1941, no location. He downed two Spitfires, Nos.8 & 9, on 12 October, 1941, no locations. No. 11, a Spitfire on 3 June, 1942; his 12th, another Spitfire on 6 June, 1942, both north of Cherbourg. 12 British victories appeared on the tail of his Fw 190A-2, Werk # 333. All 15 victories were Spitfires.
9 Barann, Leo LotharOfw145/JG-11 (10/43), 7/JG-1 (3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110203 "Black 18" (lost 3/3/44; WIA, combat in the Neumünster area, bailed safely), Fw 190A-4, 5 & 6, Fw 190A-8 (8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. Per Hans Hoehler, Barann was allegedly credited with a B-17 bomber, his 2nd victory, Ser. # 42-30725, 100th BG, 418 BS, "Aw-R-Go", shot down 10 October, 1943 by Lienen. It was piloted by Capt. Charles B. Cruikshank. Navigator, Capt. Frank D. Murphy of Atlanta. Frank Murphy suggests the pilot was Oblt Heinrich Klopper. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 N of Roye on 28 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 E of Ostbevern, NE of Münster, 10 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 N of Osnabrück on 10 February, 1944. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Caen on 14 July, 1944. His 8th, a Typhoon at Caen on 19 July, 1944. His 9th, a Spitfire on 25 July, 1944, no location given. His 10th, a Spitfire at Pontoise on 6 August, 1944. His 23rd victory (?), the 1st for III Gruppe in Russia, was an Il-2 on 17 January, 1945. His 11th & 12th, both Yak-9s on 10 February, 1945. His 13th, a Yak-9 on 17 February, 1945. His 14th, a P-39 on 23 February, 1945.
10 Bartsch, LotharFhr9/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0751 "Yellow 13" (lost 10/7/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 7 October, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at Oak Farm, Headcorn; bailed safely.
11 Baumann, LotharHptm10/17/1920Rügenwalde158/JG-77 (1/42 S.U.), Stab III/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Stab/JG-77 (11/42), Kdr I/JG-77 (8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F & G (Trop) in 11/42, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512372 "Black << +" (lost 12/24/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944. Shot down by a Spitfire (most likely) and crashed to his death in the little village of Hoscheid, Luxembourg. Another source suggests he was the victim of P-38s and P-47s. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3a on 31 January, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 14 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 July, 1942. His 7th victory was a P-40 in N. Africa on 26 November, 1942. His 8th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 on 18 March, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-24 90 km SE of Ferrara on 7 April, 1944. His 12th, a Spitfire ESE of Rimini Italy on 25 June, 1944. His 14th, a P-47 on 11 September, 1944, no location given. His 15th, a P-51 on 18 September, 1944, no location, but most likely over Italy still.
Victory over an P-38 on July 8th, 1944. Lombardy 11:05 h: 2Lt. Henry Donald Mitchell, MIA? (12 0'clock High Forum)

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JG 77 at Tulln-an-der-Donau, 8 July 1944
The Allies quickly learned, from a Luftflotte 2 daily operations report that 30 Bf 109s had transferred to Tulln-an-der-Donau on 8 July, shooting down a P-38 (corresponding to Hptm. Lothar Baumann of Stab I./JG 77's claim of a P-38 at 11.05 hours, local time). Also, one Bf 109 had crash landed on returning to its Italian base. (Extract from Allied decode of JG-77 signal traffic)
12 Becker, FranzUffz4/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # unk (lost 6/2/40)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash 2 June, 1940: sd after combat in the Dunkirk area, probably by Spitfires of No.92 Sq.. Crash location uncertain, but probably in Belgium, as the two wounded crewmen were taken to an Antwerp hospital. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs (unhurt); Ogefr Karl Braun, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Karl Wissussek, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury
13 Biedermann, HorstFw9/27/19201/NSG-2Ju 87 (lost 3/28/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 March, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters at Willingshausen. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Bölling and Gnr Fw Lothar Schmidt (1/7/1919)
14 Bisang, Lothar Dr.Lt12/NJG-2 (7/41 Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 880724 "R4 + KK" (lost 7/28/41)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 July, 1941. One known victory, a Blenheim on 28 July, 1941, near Wivenhoe Essex England. His other crew, all KIA; Gefr Werner Ulbricht (bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 314) and Gefr Fritz Rosenstock. A Jager Blatt inquiry of 2/1998 implies that the crew was lost the day of this victory. A Jager Blatt response on 2/2001, Bisang reported that one engine had failed and that one of the crew was wounded. The British reported that the Ju 88 was being pursued by a Havoc, however, the Ju 88 fell before the Havoc began to shoot. The crew were all buried at Ipswich. Alternate spelling: Biesang.
Cannock Chase
15 Blech, GeorgGefr55/JG-1Fw 190A-7 (lost 4/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170102 "Black 10" (lost 4/22/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680521 "Black 11" (lost 5/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175150 "White 4" (lost 11/26/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944. His A-8 crashed between Kuhfelde and Valfitz, 60 km from Uelzen. His remains were recovered in 1998, and he was interned in the War Cemetery, Salzwedeler (Source: Lothar Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, in his Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340048 "Black 6", a B-17 N of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 on 19 April, 1944 near the Paderborn airfield. A double victory on 22 April, 1944, both B-17s near Hamms Germany. He accidentally rammed the tail of the 2nd B-17, and he and 7 B-17 crewmen were able to bail safely. His 5th victory, a P-51 on 8 May, 1944, S of Delmenhorst, over Cloppenburg. Uninjured during aerial combat in Wk# 170102 on 22 April, 1944 near Altenbögge; bailed safely. On 31 May, 1944 he was shot down by a P-47, the "Blk 11" A-8 crashing at Gütersloh. He bailed safely (Prien-Redeike & Mombeeck).
16 Braun, HeinzHptm7/19/1915 3/KG-40 (5/41), 2/FAGr-5 (6/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-200 (2/44) Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0050 "F8 + CB" (or AR) (5% dam 5/24/41) Wound Badge (5/24/1), Bomber Operational Clasp AC reported damaged 24 May, 1941 over the Atlantic, two injured (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: An Oblt at the time, Heinz Braun was the Co-Pilot, the pilot was a Lt Robert Maly ( another source suggests his name Paul Maly). Oblt Braun and R/O Ofw Lothar Cissarz were the two injured when they were sd by AA fire from a ship, costing Braun an eye. Remaining crew: Uffz Frondermann, Oblt Herbert Nikolaus, Ogefr Wein and Reg Rat Dr Günter Schlarb (KIA, buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven Blk 9, Row 1, Gr 3 (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
17 Burda, JohannesFw72 & 3/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 10/JG-3 (3/44)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140031 (lost 3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3 October, 1944 during a Test flight near Clenze, where he was identified; burial site unknown (Source: Lothar Wiegels). His first victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 1 August, 1942. His 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A 4th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. His 5th, a Pe-2 on 7 October, 1942. His 7th victory, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. Magnus.
18 Busse, LotharFhrUffz12/17/1922Stuttgart6JG-107, JG-108, ERG Öst (5/44), Stab/JG-51 (8/44)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732109 (70% dam 2/15/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely wounded on 18 February, 1945 over Heiligenbeil, East Prussia. Injured in a crash landing on 15 February, 1945, no cause or location reported.
19 Darsow, LotharUffz18/SG-3 (1/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp in Gold (4/30/44)
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 at Brückenk. Kertsch on 12 January, 1944.
20 Davids, BrunoOblt1.K/88 Condor Legion, Stfkpt 9/KG-2 (3/40), 1/KG-200 (5/44) Do 17Z (dam 5/12/40), Do 17Z (dam 7/20/40), Ar 232A-08 Werk # 0100010 "L5 + FR" (dam 5/31/44) Spanish Cross, Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 20 July, 1940; aerial combat with a Spitfire of No. 54 Sq., piloted by P/O Leathart, 10km E of Aldeburgh, crash landing at Zuyenkerke. Another crewman was killed. On 1 March, 1940, his other ac was damaged by AA fire near Poix-Terron, and they belly landed at Biblis (LOCS). Added: Seriously wounded on 20 July, he was hospitalized at Brugges, Be. When recovered, he joined 1/KG-200, flying the old Ar 232 ac of Lt Lothar Sieber. His was the first mission to assassinate Stalin on 31 May, 1944 with Lt Paul Goldstein as Team Commander. The mission failed due to dense fog, and the ac was damaged when a landing gear collapsed while landing at Zareby Poland (H.D.Zemke).
21 Dehn, Hans FriedrichLt8/8/1923Schleswig2/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175147 "Black 3" (lost 9/25/44)HJ Member Pin, HJ Proficiency Badge, German Youth Shooting Badge, Physical Training Badge in Brz, EK 2, Fighter Operational ClaspPOW: His A-8 crashed near Groesbeek Holland on 25 September, 1944 after being hit by flak. He bailed safely but was taken prisoner (Lothar Wiegels & Matthias Dehn, Son). Added: Hans and Andreas were cousins.
22 Denner, GerhardLt1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0866 "A6 + CB" (lost 7/11/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1941, failed to return for a mission along the Scottish coast, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Ernst Meyer, Observer; Uffz Lothar Husskönig, R/O and Gefr Heinz Treppte, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
23 Donner, SiegfriedObltStfkpt 5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6889 "1H + KN" (lost 3/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 1 March, 1940 after taking off from Westerland/Sylt. The ac crashed into the sea, killing the entire crew, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Johann Pietzarka, Ofw Lothar Grossmann and one unnamed. Only one burial known; Pietzarka in the War Cemetery Westerland/Sylt, Blk III, Row III, Gr 60 (D.Drury).
24 Egeler, ErwinFw6/5/1922112/NJG-1 (Fritzlar) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110152 "G9 + CZ" (lost 10/20/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19/20 October, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Treysa/Drieslar (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Alois Hermanns (3/9/1922) and Gefr Lothar Schubert (12/8/1925) (WASt data). All buried at Drieslar. One known victory, a Lancaster WSW of Mönchen-Gladbach on 19 September, 1944. Boiten, 3 victories.
25 Ehrlich, LotharOblt22/JGr-176 (9/39), 5/ZG-76, Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (3/40)Bf 109E (lost 7/24/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 131 near Freiburg, 26 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A south of Metz, 18 May, 1940. Added: MIA 24 July, 1940 after being sd by a Spitfire of No. 54 Sq., piloted by P/O Colin Gray. The ac crashed into the sea off Margate, Kent (D.Drury).
26 Fischer, KlausFhjFw1920Berlin, ZehlendorfII(Sturm)/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681294 "Black 14" (lost 11/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 November, 1944 while on a Test flight from Welzow, crashing in the Cheiner Moor, where he was listed as MIA until the crashsite and his remains were unearthed, 28/29 January, 1997. Pieces of the AC are on display at the Günter Leonhardt Luftfahrt Museum, Laatzen. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
27 Födisch, LotharFhjOfw66/JG-300Fw 190A-8/R8 Werk # 681471 "Yellow 15" (lost 10/7/44 at Ostramonda by Kölleda)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 October, 1944 during aerial combat near Leipzig (JG-300 Loss List). Two known victories, a B-17 at Eberswalde and a B-17 (HSS), same location, on 12 September, 1944. Another double victory, two B-24s SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 at Hildesheim-Salzgitter on 28 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Fodisch (Magnus).
28 Fortmann, RudolfFw6/KG-54 (Channel)JU 88A-1 Werk # unk "B3 + GP" (lost 7/16/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW with wounds, 16 July, 1940; shot down by Blue Section Hurricanes, piloted by F/O William Rhodes-Moorehouse, F/Lt Thomas Hubbard & F/O Thomas Grier of No. 601 Sq. off St Catherines Point, one other POW, two KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Otto Karl Marb, Obs (MIA); Ogefr Herbert Vetter, R/O (MIA) and Gefr H. Augustin, Flt Engr (POW-WIA) per D.Drury.
29 Freeden, Günther vonUffz8/10/1922Bad Blankenburg3/KG-6Ju 188A-2 Werk # 160058 "3E + AL" (lost 6/23/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 June, 1944, circumstances and location unknown. Using German Gefallenendenmäler & VDK records, the Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Werner Augustin (KIA); Ogefr Friedo Hansen (MIA); Gefr Heinrich Ohlemeyer (KIA) and Fw Günther Tietz (MIA). The deceased are buried in the Ger. War Cem. at Bayeux, Fr., Blk 13, as follows: Uffz von Freeden, Row C, Gr 25; Uffz Augustin, Row C, Gr 26 and Gefr Ohlemeyer, Row D, Gr 2 (D.Drury).
30 Gall, LotharOfw8/3/19208/KG-3He 111H-16 Werk # 160969 "5K + DS" (lost 10/7/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed on Heereweg in Groet Holland on 7 October, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: All were KIC. Remaining crew: Ofw Mathias Obermeyer, Obs; Ofw Heinz Dahms, R/O; Fw Peter Irmtraud, Mech and Uffz Kurt Busch, Gnr. The ac crashed into a German Navigational beacon mast near Petten, and burst into flames as it landed on a house in the village of Groet, Netherlands. Burnt beyond recognition, four were buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk CL, Row 5 as follows: Gall Gr 123, Obermeyer Gr 124, Dahms Gr 120, Irmtraud Gr 122 and Busch Gr 121 (burial locations per D.Drury).
31 Gall, LotharFwJu 52/3m g4e "NO + IJ" (interned in Sweden)Transport Operational ClaspBad weather and engine trouble caused this AC to crash land at Lekvattnet Sweden on 24 February, 1943. The 20 people onboard were unhurt. 16 were passengers including a nurse, under the command of an Oblt Schmidt. The 20 on board were permitted to continue their travel to Norway by train. Source: B.Widfeldt. This may be the Fw Lothar Gall later in 8/KG-53.
32 Georgi, LotharLt5/KG-30 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1731 "??" (lost 11/14/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with unnamed crew 14 November, 1942; crashed after becoming disoriented while on a non-combat flight, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crashed on Aetna during transfer flight to Comiso (LOCS).
33 Gerlach, LotharOblt7/25/1921Grosskorbetha5Stab I/JG-5 (5/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-5 (5/44), Stfkpt 9/JG-6 (1/45)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784778 "White 10" (lost 1/1/445)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945; believed hit by a Tempest of No.486 Sq., his G-14 crashed east of Haps Holland, near Venray during Operation Bodenplatte (DeSwart & Chronik JG-5 courtesy H. Breuer). Close friend of Weissenberger. Two known victories, both Beaufighters over Norway on 1 May, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 S of Memmingen on 24 April, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 20 km ENE of Nancy-Lüneville on 11 May, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at Nesle, NE of Roye, on 20 June, 1944. A 5th, a Spitfire over the Normandy invasion front on 30 July, 1944.
34 Gerlach, ReinholdUffzIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5409 "L1 + CW" (lost 8/9/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 after being shot down by enemy fighters at Warlamowo. His R/O, Uffz Lothar Schubert was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
35 Gitte, LotharOfhrI/SG-77Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582370 (lost 1/22/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 22 January, 1945, cause unknown.
36 Gmelin, KnudOblt12/7/1921Nedlitz815/KG-40 (7/43) aka ZG-1, 13/KG-40 (9/43), 1/ZG-1 (4/44)Bf 110, Ju 88C-6 Werk # unk "F8 + RX" (lost 6/9/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 9 June, 1944 (Magnus). Hit by light AA fire in the vicinity of Caen, he crash landed near Epron France, where he bled to death (LOCS). 70 combat missions. Another source claims 14 victories. One known victory, a Sunderland (HSS) on 18 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Wellington (HSS) NW of Cape Ortegal on 26 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Catalina, shared with Lothar Wolff on 1 August, 1943. A 4th, a B-24 II on 2 September, 1943. A 5th, a shared victory with Horstmann and Hommel on 18 September, 1943. A 6th, a Beaufighter on 12 December, 1943. A 7th & 8th, both Mosquitos at Biscay on 11 April, 1944. Added: Remaining crew 9 June, 1944 (WIA): Uffz Wilhelm Dunker, Obs and Uffz Gerhard Zimmermann, R/O. Oblt Gmelin buried La Cambe France, Blk 30, Gr 119 (D.Drury).
37 Grelke, LotharUffz11/KG-200 (Mistel unit 3/45 Norway)Fw 190F-8 "Black 2" (lost)Assault Operational ClaspPOW 11 March, 1945 during aerial combat 2 km SE of Remagen.
38 Gruber, FriedemannGefr910/JG-11Fw 190A-5/U12 Werk # 150836 (lost 1/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 January, 1944. Magnus. Aerial combat over the sea (Lothar Wiegels).
39 Gühne, ErhardUffz5/KG-26He 111H-11 Werk # 8392 "1H + CN" (lost 5/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot and crew were likely repatriated after making a forced landing 20 May, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. The ac was impounded after landing at Son San Juan, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, and used by the Spanish Air Force. Remaining crew: Uffz Lothar Balte (or Boldt), Obs; Ogefr Adalbert Kuhnert (or Kühnert), R/O and Gefr Oskar Sindel. These crew members and pilot have been reported as MIA 14 July, 1943 off the east coast of Sicily while serving in 3/KG-26, no further detail (D. Drury).
40 Gumbart, KurtOblt1/2/19135/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 5356 "U5 + MN (lost 4/23/42)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 April, 1942; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq.; ac destroyed as it crashed at Umborne, near Axminster, Devon. Entire crew bailed safely. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Rudolf Zimmerhackel, Obs; Fw Willi Zastrau, R/O and Uffz Lothar Barthel, Mech (also WIA, his hand had to be amputated. (Source: D.Drury).
41 Hache, LotharFw13/JG-51 (4/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 April, 1945 during aerial combat 50 km W of Stettin (Uckemark). He was seen to bail out by a comrade, however, his chute failed to open. Jager Blatt article 4/1996: Daughter, Dela Schnarr, seeking her Fathers grave location.
42 Hagen, Wilhelm 'Willi'StbsFw 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (7/40; redesig as 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (10/40), 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906 (9/41), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (4/42 Med) Do 18G Werk # 0878 dam 7/23/40), Do 17Z-5 Werk # 2787 "7T + HH" (45% dam 10/11/40), Do 18G-1 Werk # 0890 "8L + CL" (lost 6/13/41), Do 18G Werk # 0898 "8L +HL" (9/3/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1526 "7T + BH" (lost 4/19/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/23/40)
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 April, 1942 with unnamed crew over Malta, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List). MIA 3 September, 1941; sd by enemy gunfire at Eismeer. Remaining crew ( two MIA): Oblt Rudolf Müller, Obs; Ofw Herbert Bode, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Schmager, Mech (KIA; no known grave). MIA 13 June, 1941 during an operation over the Norwegian Sea, sd by a Hudson of No.220 Sq., piloted by Sgt Hall, off Bergen, three rescued, unhurt. Remaining crew: Lt Helmut Ohlendorf, Observer, (KIA, remembered at either Möltendorf U-Boat or Laboe Naval Memorials); Uffz Fritz Augustin, R/O and Ofw August Conizianer, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: 7/23/40 Incident; Hagen WIA during a transfer flight SW of Caen, circumstance unknown. Rem crew: Lt.z.S. Siegfried Sott, Obs (KIA); Uffz Osmar Kreutzmann, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Raimund Hellmer, Flt Engr (WIA). Sott buried at La Cambe (Fr), Blk 11, Gr 400. Added 10/11/40 incident: Hagen and Obs Lt.z.S. Heine unhurt after being attacked by Spitfires of No.611 Sq., the ac returning to Brest, 45% damaged. Two crew, Uffz Heinz Johannsen (geb 10/1/1914 Gettorf KIA) and Fw Hans Starf (or Staas) (POW), bailed over England. Johannsen buried CC, 7/8/191. Career Summaries suggests Heine MIA. Added: 4/19/42 incident; Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Heinz Ücker, Obs; Ofw Ludwig Bachmann, R/O and Ofw Ernst Althammer, Gnr.. (D.Drury).
43 Hain, RobertUffz3/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430184 "Yellow 7" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing in the Münster area. No known grave. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
44 Hänert, LotharLt11/JG-1, 3/JG-1Fw 190A-5 & 6 Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340277 "Yellow 10" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
DOW 11 February, 1944 overturned after a crash during an "Alarmstart" at Rheine on 8 February, 1944. He struck the roof of a nearby house and crashed with a tremendous explosion. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Neuweid on 14 October, 1943. May have been promoted to Lt. Post..
45 Hartlieb, LotharUffz2/JG-52Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1940 after being attacked by Hurricanes and Spitfire while on an escort mission to Portsmouth. He crashed into the North Sea off Ramsgate. His body washed ashore on 15 September, 1940, and he was immediately buried at Haamstede. Source: Wings to Victory.
46 Hartmann, LotharOfwFl.ü.G.-1Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160064 (lost 10/3/43)Pilot BadgeKIC 3 October, 1943; overturned during a failed landing attempt at the Dresden Klotzsche airfield.
47 Hemmerich, LotharLt1/9/1924II/JG-26, II/NJG-6Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Night Fighter Operational Clasp An experienced Night Fighter pilot, he served as alternate Pathfinder leader with Bunje on the 1 January, 1945 raid on Brussels-Evere airfield. Added: He and his R/O, Uffz Schönfelder, were hit by flak during Operation Bodenplatte, but returned safely to Nordhorn despite their ac's damage (Manrho/Just publ.).
48 Hempler, DieterUffz4/6/1921Katowitz13/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1325 "Yellow 1" (lost) EK 2 (1/23/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing in the Münster area (Source: Lothar Wiegels). Buried Münster W. Dortmung Flughafen. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. Awarded the EK 2 by Göring. Note: Most scoring charts state 3 points ( a 4 motor AC) to get the EK1, yet only the EK 2 was awarded to Hempler by Göring!
49 Herrmann, WalterUffz2/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750942 "2N + TK" (lost 6/6/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 6 June, 1944 with his observer, Gefr Manfred Unger, after their ac was sd north of Caen, Calvados France. His R/O, Gefr Lothar Rams was KIA, and buried as "Unknown" in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, France (D.Drury).
50 Hessel, FranzOfw31/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 5341 (25% dam 9/11/40), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 2685 (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at St Michaels, near Tenterden. He was uninjured in a mid-air collision with Oblt Lothar Keller over the Channel on 11 September, 1940; both pilots OK. He belly landed after the incident. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A west of St. Quentin, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire SE of Cambridge on 28 August, 1940.
51 Hilge, JosefUffz4/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20052 "White 7" (lost 1/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing near Alvesloe-Neumünster. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
52 Hinrichs, HaraldFhr8/JG-1, 5/JG-1 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175146 "White 7" (lost 11/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1944 over Uelzen when he collided, during aerial combat, with an Fw 190 of a comrade, Fhr Peters. Both were killed. Jager Blatt 5/2001 & Lothar Wiegels. No known grave.
53 Hinsdorf, WalterFw9/JG-11 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18211 (lost 1/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 5 January, 1944 during a takeoff accident at Oldendorf. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
54 Hirschelmann, LotharUffz3/NAGr-13Bf 109G-8 (lost)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 8 April, 1945 near the Lichtenau airfield, cause not specified. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
55 Hirtes, LotharOfhr12/21/19233JG-77, 2(Süd)/Fl.Ü.G.-1 (3/44 Erding), 1/JG-3 (6/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162704 "RU + OZ" (interned Switzerland 3/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Interned briefly 29 March, 1944 when he became lost on a delivery flightdue to poor weather. Running low on fuel, he put down on the Samedan airfield. He was permitted to return to Germany but the ac was pressed into Swiss Air Force service (D.Drury). One known victory, a P-38 over the Normandy Front on 17 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51, same area, 19 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 S of Albert on 20 June, 1944. Retired Bundeswehr Obstlt. Deceased 2 Jine, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
56 Horras, LotharLt3/KG-28 (Nantes)He 111H-5 Werk # 3803 "1T + EL" (lost 4/14/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW/Injured 14 April, 1941; crashed into the Llwydmor mountain, north Wales, after flying into cloud cover when he became disoriented. Remaining crew: R/O Gefr Kurt Schlender (POW/Inj); Engr Gefr Josef Brüninghausen (KIA, born 8/20/22, bur Cannock Chase Block 7, Row 8, Grave 189) and Gnr Bruno Perzonowsky (POW/Inj). Added: Perzonowsky was interned in Canada and was executed 18 December, 1946, for his part in the murder of a fellow prisoner. He is buried in the german War cem., Kitchener, Ont, Gr 33A (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
57 Jacob, LotharOblt2/KG-26He 111H-11 Werk # Unk "1H + AK" (dam 7/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45), EP(10/2/43),

EK 1 & 2
, Wound Badge, Bomber Oprational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & Vermeer EP Awards List. Added: Slightly injured 12 July 1943 when his landing gear failed on landing at Gresseto (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Jakob.
58 Jakob, AugustinLtIII/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2103 (lost 7/15/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 July, 1942 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 2186/15West.
59 Janson, Lothar vonObstlt7/19/1908Kiel52.J/88 Legion Condor, Kdr I/JG-53 (5/39 & 5/40 Kirchberg; 1/40 Darmstadt), Kdr ZG-1 (8/43-3/44)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E; Bf 110 & Ju-88C-6 Werk # 750965 "2N + AA" (lost 3/10/44) in ZG-1
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 10 March, 1944, "shot down", no further detail (Magnus & Ju 88 Loss List). One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 near Bergzabern, 25 September, 1939. A Curtis on 30 September, 1939 per the JG-53 Chronicles which does not appear on the OKL Claims List. His 2nd per OKL, a Battle at Sedan, 14 May, 1940. Victory count is approximate, Magnus. Added: His Ju 88 was sd by Mosquitos of No.157 Sq. while providing escort for Japanese submarine I-29. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Heinz Scholdei and Uffz Hans Schwarzrock (D.Drury).
60 Janz, LotharUffz2/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310026 "K6 + KK" (lost)Wound Badge
Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
WIA 15 January, 1943; landing accident on Trondheimsfjorden during an operational flight. Crew rescued by Fl.C Boat. Remaining crew (all WIA): Lt Dietrich Buss, Observer; Uffz Alfred Steckel, R/O; Ofw Hans Mallasch, Mech and Ogefr Johann Graf, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
61 Jarsch, LotharOblt4/5/1923106/NJG-2 (6/44), 4/NJG-2 (9/44)Bf 110F & G EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both "4 mots" in the Amiens-Berck-Fecamp area on 25 June, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 Mot"at Breteuil in 29 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Dreux area on 5 July, 1944. Two more "4 mots" at Radio Beacon "Ida" on 23 September, 1944. Magnus Report.
62 Jungbluth, AdolfOfw11/NAGr-5 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 90(not 190), Bf 109G-8/U3/R5 Werk # 230801 "White 1" (interned in Sweden) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Jungbluth landed his Reconnaissance fighter at Bredakra Sweden with a passenger, Uffz Frans Paul, on 8 May, 1945. He claimed he landed due to technical problems and wished to be returned to Germany. They were accompanied by Lt Lothar Maretzka and Fw Joseph Riesener. (Source: B.Widfeldt). His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 NW of Nodokin on 5 September, 1944.
63 Kabbe, LotharLt5/30/19249 7/JG-2 (10/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-2 (4/44), 10/JG-2 (3/45) Fw 190A-4, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow ?" (4/44), Bf 109G-6 "Blue 13" (dam 1/1/45 AA fire, emer land near Laacher Lake, W of Andernach, pilot OK), Fw 190D-9 (30% dam 3/10/45; flak at Laacher Sea, uninjured) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 10 March, 1945 when he overturned on landing at the Nidda airfield. One known victory, a B-17 by Hoorn, S of Zwolle, on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Montabaur on 8 February, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 N of Rheine on 24 February, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 in the area SE of Laon on 25 February, 1944. A 5th, a B-24 S of Cloppenburg on 6 March, 1944. A 6th, a P-47 at Le Neubourg on 4 July, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at St Anne on 31 July, 1944. An 8th, a P-38 in the Aachen area on 12 October, 1944. A 9th, a P-47 W of Köln on 8 December, 1944. Magnus Report.
64 Kasper, WernerLt12/4/19219/KG-26 (Channel?) JU 88A-4 Werk # 822561 "1H + FT" (lost 8/13/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew in the vicinity of a convoy by Alboron 13 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The ac was another known lost while attacking convoy KMS 21, and crashed into the sea off Balerma, Almeria, Spain. Lt Kasper survived, the three remaining went MIA. Remaining crew: Herbert Bauch, Lothar Krawatzki and Ogefr Kurt Gravenstein ( whose marker found at Cuacos de Yuste, in Memoriam). No other grave matches or crew positions (D.Drury).
65 Keller, GerhardFw1(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1349 "F6 + AH" (lost 10/11/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Lt Lothar Teppler and two other unnamed crew 11 October, 1942; crashed into the sea after takeoff from Catania (Ju 88 Loss List).
66 Keller, LotharHptm4/7/1914Dresden201.J/88 Legion Condor, 2/JG-3 (Channel), Kdr II/JG-3 (2/41)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-4 "White 1", Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5276 (lost 9/11/40; mid-air coll w/Ofw Hessel over Channel; pilots OK), Bf 109F
RK(7/9/41 Post.)

Spanish Cross-Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 26 June, 1941 near Wladimierz Poland during an observation flight in a "Storch", when he collided with another AC and crashed. Scored 4 Soviet victories in three missions on 22 June, 1941 in aerial combat in the Dubno, S.U. area. 3 victories in Spain. 16 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Morane northwest of Dinant, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Hawk-75As south of St. Quentin, 17 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Philippeville on 19 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Morane 406s at Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Bethune on 23 May, 1940. His 8th, a Morane 406 S of Amiens on 31 May, 1940. His 9th & 10, both Caudron 710s at Dreux, 10 June, 1940. His 11th, a Hurricane on 18 August, 1940, no location. His 12th, a Hurricane at the Thames Estuary on 26 August, 1940. His 13th, a Spitfire E of London on 31 August, 1940. His 14th, a Morane at Rochester on 7 September, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire in the London area on 15 September, 1940. His 16th, a Hurricane E of Dover on 10 February, 1941. His 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th victories, his 1st in the S.U., three I-16s and an I-153 on 22 June, 1941.
67 Kleiber, LotharUnkJG-2 (Reich Def)Fw 190AFighter Operational Clasp If this pilot is known to any of the viewers, please contact the Kracker Luftwaffe Archive. Source: Prof H.Bonnenberg, 6/19/2018.
68 Klein, LotharLt1/Sch.G-1 (Werl) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4040 (lost 4/1/42) Ground Assault Operational Clasp Killed in a mid-air collision with Ofw Werner Wimmer (KIC), 1 April, 1942 at Eimelrod, E of Willingen, Germany (at the time Prussia). Lt Klein buried in the War Cem in Dortmund Hauptfriedhof, Blk 140, Gr 318. No burial detail for Ofw Wimmer (D.Drury).
69 Kmitta, LotharLt1/19/1921Glatz12(H)/12, NAGr-5Hs 126B

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
70 Kobuhs, LotharOfwSG unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
71 Kopitz, Hans A.FwStab/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2020 V4 + DA" (lost 4/20/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost at Bunde/Kasen, neighboring on the Dutch side, close to the Belgium/Netherlands border, 20 April, 1940, no further information. Lost Aircraft Report. Added: Fw Kopitz's ac was first attacked by nine fighters over France, and then over Belgium, eventuall making a forced landing in the Netherlands, where they were taken prisoner, but released shortly thereafter when the Dutch surrendered. Remaining crew: Sonderfüh. Fritz Stern, War Corres (WIA & DOW 4/21/40); Lt Paul Lehmann, Obs (Interned); Ofw Augustin Wutz, Flt Engr (Interned) and Uffz Kurt Koschorreck, R/O (Interned). Fritz Stern buried in the German War cem at Ysselsteyn, BZ/4/84 (D.Drury).
72 Kraus, AdolfOfw12/26/1916RödelmaierStab/KG-1 (10/40), 4/KG-1 (5/41 S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4318 "V4 + PM" (lost 8/29/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4644 "V4 + BM" (lost 5/7/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6788 "V4 + BM" (90% dam 9/30/42)
RK(10/25/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIC 30 September, 1942, crashed after takeoff from the Siwerskaja airfield due to an engine fire and exploded on impact. His Observer on this flight was Lt Gerhard Quaas, Obs; Uffz Philipp Sigloch, R/O and Uffz Lothar Seiler, Gnr., all KIC. Wk# 4318 sd by AA fire over the Gulf of Finland, Quaas WIA. Wk# 4644 attacked by Soviet fighters, all WIA. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Albrecht, Obs; Uffz Philipp Quaas, R/O and Uffz Josef Müller, Gnr.. 351 combat missions in Russia.
73 Kretschmer, LotharFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115B Werk # 2744 "K6 + LH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1943; last seen at Senja on a mission against Convoy JW 53. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Franz Roth, Observer and Uffz Heinz Erks, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
74 Krones, AlexUffz2/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430684 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 Janaury, 1944 during aerial combat with a "4 mot", crashing near Schapen. No known grave. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
75 Krutein, LotharHptm9/5/1911 4/JG-2 (3/40-5/40), Stfkpt Erg/SKG-10 (9/43) Bf 109E in JG-2, Fw 190A in SKG-10 Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps POW 19 May, 1940, shot down during the French Campaign, near Tournai. Repatriated later. Source: A. Rosseels.
76 Kubovic, AugustinFwSlovakia113(Slow)/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 8 August, 1943. (All OKL)
77 Lau, LotharMaj1/30/1913Königsberg OstpreussenStG-77, Stfkpt 8/StG-2, Kdr III/SG-2 (1/45 Reich Def-Ost)Ju 87B-1 "T6 + AS (lost 5/40), Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141553 (lost 1/45) RK(6/24/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
Channel Pilot. Soviet POW 22 January, 1945 during a low-level attack east of Rogelwitz Silesia when he received a radiator flak hit and had to crash land. His R/O, Ofw Wirtz was seriously wounded, and both were taken prisoner. Wirtz has been MIA ever since. Lau was shot down with wounds in his "AS" AC by two RAF Hurricanes on 17 May, 1940. Lau was credited with a successful bomb attack on the battleship "Marat". Lau was returned on 18 January, 1950. 301 missions; shot down 3 times. Deceased 4 September, 1981 Würzburg (P. Bastin).
78 Linke, LotharOblt10/23/1909Liegnitz Schlesien283/ZG-76 (8/40), 6/NJG-1 (5/41), 5/NJG-2, 11/NJG-1, Stafkpt 12/NJG-1 (5/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4857 "G9 + CZ" (lost 5/14/43) RK(9/19/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
KIA 13/14 May, 1943 during aerial combat with a Lancaster over Holland, when he was forced to bail from his 110 because of an engine fire, but he was thrown against the tailplane and killed. His RO, Ofw Czybulka bailed safely. The 110 crashed at Tacozijl Holland, WNW of Lemmer (DeSwart). 100 missions. 25 Night and 3 Day victories. His first victory, a Blenheim west of Stavanger, 19 April, 1940. During the Battle of Britain, with I/ZG-76, he was badly shot up, but made it back to Jever on one engine. A 2nd victory, a Wellington SE of Ostenfeld, E of Husum, the night of 11-12 May, 1941, now in 6/NJG-1. A Hampden at Scheldmündung on 26 July, 1941. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 106 Sq. at Zwartveen (Friesland), 5 km NW of Drachten Holland the night of 26-27 July, 1942. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 22 (OTU) at Ramspol, NW of Kampen Holland, the night of 13-14 September, 1942. A Halifax II "MH-B" 30 km north of Ameland on the night of 3/4 March, 1943. Burial: Ysselsteyn, Block AR, Row 4, Grave 92. Photo

79 Slapinka, LotharFw1/EJG-1 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 44057x, "Green 29" (lost 1/30/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 January, 1945; his ac reported lost in the area of Wohlau (now Wolow, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland), Germany, circumstances unknown. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
80 Loos, LotharUffzFliegerkorps XGotha 242 "TD + IT" (9/41), Gotha 242 "NL + GC", "TK + ES" & "GF + VC" (S.U. 43) EK 2(12/31/41)
Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
Beginning in September 1941, he flew 31 known supply missions to Crete, Greece and Africa, receiving the EK 2 for his performance. He then served in Russia, and flew another 23 known supply missions, including five to Cholm. Judging from a photo in his album, he may have crashed a Gotha 242 "DM + XR" on 5 May, 1943. Prior to his Luftwaffe service, he was in the HJ, DLV and NSFK. Identified in a photo album, numerous documents and his Flugbuch found online.
81 Loose, LotharLt5/10/19239/JG-53 (Italy 3/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162158 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 3/18/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 18 March, 1944, landing accident at Arlena. I think this may be Lothar Loos in Fliegerkorps earlier.
82 Lothar, HeinrichUffzIII/JG-2 (Romania)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500605 (lost 2/28, 1945 during aerial combat near Darmstadt.
83 Lotter, HerbertUffz5/JG-27 (Trapani Med)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15197 (lost 4/15/43), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19586 "Red 11 + -" (lost 6/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 June, 1943 when his engine was damaged during aerial combat, ditched into the sea off Cape San Vito. Mombeek. Lotter was shot down 15 April, 1943 in the Hammamet area by an RCAF fighter, piloted by F/L J.F. Edwards of No. 260 Sq. and returned OK (RCAF Claims List). Added: He has also been identified as Lothar Herbert by an Italian Underwater Recovery Team, via F.Braun.
84 Lutz, LotharOfhr19/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413553 "Yellow 2" (lost 7/30/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter operational Clasp
WIA 30 July, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires near Nogent-le-Rotrau, bailed safely. One known victory, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 14 July, 1944.
85 Mai, LotharOfw457/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7354 (or 7357) "White 9" (lost 8/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1943; collided with another Fw 190 SE of Ssewsk (Pl.Qu. 43844), piloted by Lt Günther Schack, Stfkpt 7/JG-51, who was able to return his damaged AC back to base. [ This has since been corrected suggesting he collided with an enemy AC ] His first known victory, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-4 on 5 June, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-4 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A P-39, a LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. Four LaGG-5s and an Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 11 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 14 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 17 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 20 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (both m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 27 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 30 July, 1943. Four LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-3 on 4 August, 1943. May have achieved the rank of Lt.. Magnus, 45 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories. A 2nd Bowers/Lednicer entry states 90 victories, most likey an error.
86 Mairhofer, WolfgangUffz4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430668 "7A + UM" (lost 8/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Lothar Huber and two other unnamed crew 19 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
87 Maly, Robert (Paul?)Hptm4/2/1914Perleberg3/Seenotgruppe-Boulogne (11/40), 3/KG-40 (5/41), Stfkpt 3/KG-40 (1/43), 2/JG-102 (10/44), KG(J)-30 ("45) Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0050 "F8 + CB" (or AR) (5% dam 5/24/41), He 177A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EP (12/8/41), EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Fw 200 was damaged by ships AA fire over the Atlantic on 24 May, 1941. He was able to return to Ploudaniel-Lesneven. Remaining crew (designations uncertain): Oblt Heinz Braun, Co-Pilot (Inj); Dr Günter Schlarb, Reg Rat (KIA, bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9, Row 1, Gr 3); Uffz Frondermann, Oblt Herbert Nikolaus, Ogefr Wein and Ofw Lothar Cissarz, R/O (Inj) (D.Drury). DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
88 Maretzka, LotharLt1/NAGr-5Bf 109G-8/U3/R5 Werk # 200049 "White 6" (interned in Sweden)Observer Operational ClaspMaretzka and a passenger, Fw Joseph Riesener, landed their Reconnaissance fighter at Bredakra Sweden on 8 May, 1945, claiming technical problems. These two were accompanied by Ofw Jungbluth and a passenger Uffz Frans Paul. They declared they were not defectors and wished to be returned to Germany. The pilot was not positively identified by the author. I made the selection. Source: B.Widfeldt
89 Meitling, LotharUffz4/JG-1Fw 190A-8 "Red 14"Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 December, 1944 in aerial combat in "Red 14" over Malmedy.
90 Meyer, LotharHptm1/25/1914Stfkpt 1/StG-101 (6/43), Stfkpt 1/StG-103 (10/43), Kdr I/SG-104 (9/44)Fw 190F & Ju 87 D or GAssault Operational ClaspLOCS
91 Meyer, LotharUffz4/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R1 Werk # 140318 (lost 1/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 near Campologo.
92 Mietling, LotharUffz5/13/1921Wriezen Oder4/JG-1 (11/44 Greifswald)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960521 "Red 14" (lost 12/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 December, 1944 in a dogfight with American fighters, crashed near Malmedy. Buried Nohn Germany, Block Li/2.
93 Mosbach, FriedrichOfw1(F)/121 (12/42), III/KG-30 ('43)Ju 88A-4 "7A + SH" (lost 12/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: The crew made an emergency landing at Son Servera (Mallorca) on 27 December, 1942, all believed to have survived. Remaining crew: Uffz Lothar Blech, Obs; Fw Gerhard Teuber, R/O and Fw Hermann Schenker, Mech (SGM, Incidents in Spain).
94 Mothes, LotharUffz1(H)/32 (Norway)Fw 189A-3 Werk # 2100 "V7 + 1H" (lost 5/4/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 4 May, 1943 during aerial combat with Soviet Hurricanes at Louchi, northern Russia. Remaining crew: Ofw Kurt Loberecht, Observer (KIA) and Ogefr Günther Albrecht, Gunner (KIA). Mothes flew 100+ combat missions after 9 months of recuperating from frostbite and malnutrition caused by his evading Russian capture. The wreckage was found in 1991 and was purchased and restored by an English firm. In 1996, Mothes was reunited with the AC at a Biggin Hill Air Show. Source: SIG Norway.
95 Müller, AlfredFw9/4/1918Osnabrück1/JG-1Fw 190A-7/Y Werk # 430183 "White 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat; return fire from a "4 mot" near Fernstein. Source: Lothar Wiegels. Buried Lommel, Block 7/442.
Lommel, Belgium
96 Müller, LotharOfhrJG-108 Süd, I/SG-10 (1/45)Fw 190A, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583922 "Black 8" (lost 1/28/45)Assault Operational ClaspReported MIA 28 January, 1945, cause and location not reported. Obviously returned. Deceased 22 January, 1997. Jager Blatt Obit.
97 Myrrhe, LotharLt3/26/1921195/JG-3 (6/42 S.U.) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10334 "Black 4 + -" (lost 4/21/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 April, 1943 during aerial combat with Russian fighters over Russia. Alternate spelling: Myrrhb (Bf 109 Loss List). The victories were accidentally deleted.
98 Necesany, KurtLt11/28/1920Oedenburg1013/KG-40 (9/42), 2/ZG-1 (8/43), 14/KG-40 (9/43), Stab I/ZG-1 (2/44)Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk "F8 + RY" (5/43 Lorient), Bf 110EP

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 14 February, 1944 (Magnus). One known shared victory, a Wellington at the Bay of Biscay on 11 September, 1942. Shared with Henny Passier and Willi Deuper. Another known victory, a Hudson at 14 West N/8933 on 17 September, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington at the Bay of Biscay on 30 September, 1942. Another, a shared victory, a Wellington with Meister and Steurich on 16 October, 1942. Another, a Sunderland of RAF No. 461 Sq. at the Bay of Biscay on 14 May, 1943. Another, a Wellington on 26 July, 1943. A 7th, a Wellington HZ576 130 km W of Cape Ortegal on 22 August, 1943, shared with Lothar Wolff. An 8th, a B-24 II on 2 September, 1943. A 9th, a B-24 of Coastal Command on 4 October, 1943. A 10th, a B-24 (w.b.) on 14 February, 1944.


99 Niekschinsky, LotharUffz3/NAG-13 Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200054 (lost 7/25/44) Observer Operational Clasp His G-8 crashed and burned 25 July, 1944 NW of Vimoutiers, Normandy, cause and pilot disposition not reported (F.Braun).
100 Nitschke, LotharUffz3/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162174 (dam unk)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 February, 1944 during aerial combat at Nettuno, DOW as reported by the JG-4 List.

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