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101 Oeser, LotharUffz9/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411539 (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 August, 1944 after aerial combat S of Bremen/Hamburg. He may be one of four "Unknowns" buried this date at Schneverdingen Cemetery of in Lüneburg. The Prien account indicates he crashed at Lippspringe during an Alarmstart.
102 Orlik, LotharUffz5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430218 (lost 7/25/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Oblt Edwin Burgmeier and one other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 0042 on 25 july, 1943; crashed after a fighter attack, one other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
103 Otto, LotharMaj10/14/1910 Stfkpt 3(F)/122 (Montdidier), Stab (F)/123 (8/44-5/45) Ju 88D-2, Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1693 (dam 4/7/43), Ju 188D-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/22/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold (5/7/43)
WIA a 2nd time, 7 April, 1943 when injured in a force landing at St Remis en lEau due to an engine fire. WIA 8 July, 1942 during aerial combat. No further detail. Served as Stfkpt in 3 Staffel from September 42 to December 43. Completed 110 combat missions on 7 May, 1943. Wiki Luft data.
104 Peemüller, Lothar AlfredLt1/24/1923Hamburg3 5/JG-77 (3/43; 8/43 Italy; 9/44 Reich Def) Bf 109G (Trop) Werk # 18775 (lost 8/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440998 (lost 9/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Arnheim/Nijmegen area (Bf 109 Loss List). Injured 3 August, 1943 at Camigliatello (Feldflugplatz 170) due to a servicing fault. One known Desert victory, a B-26 on 1 March, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km east southeast of Gabes on 24 March, 1943. His 3rd, a Lancaster at Apeldoorn on 21 September, 1944.
105 Peters, ErichFhr8/JG-1Fw 190A Werk # 350220 "Blue 16" (lost 11/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1944 over Uelzen when he collided, during aerial combat, with another Fw 190 of his comrade, Fhr Hinrichs. Both were killed. Jager Blatt 5/2001 and Lothar Wiegels. No known grave.
106 Petroll, LotharLt5/12/1923II/KG-77 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141209 "??" (lost 7/6/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 6 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
107 Petzold, WalterUffz9/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2320 "4D + FX" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 April, 1944 during a training exercise when he crashed in the waters off Limfjorden near Gjol Denmark, about 3 km west of the Aalborg West airfield, killing the crew of four. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Klemens Niesen, Ogefr Kurt Schulze and Uffz Walter Augustin. All four were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 29 April, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark..
108 Prior, LotharUffz2/SG-1Ju 87D-3 & D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
109 Rannersmann, RolfHptm2/7/1915Bremen1/KG-27 (5/39), Adj I/KG-27 (41), Stfkpt 2/KG-27 (7/43), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (6/44), Kdr I/KG-4 (2/45)He 111H-6 (ground fire dam and WIA 1/17/42) RK(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
An Observer who spent seven years in KG-27. Deceased 24 February, 1978 St Augustin bei Bonn (P. Bastin).
110 Rausch, SiegfriedOfw4/KG-200 (Erfurt, Reich Def)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260399 "A3 + LD" (lost 2/2/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA during aerial combat in the Erfurt-Echterdingen area 2 February, 1945, crashed at Marjoss (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Ofw Philipp Segeth, Nav Fw Lothar Klein, Mech Fw Heinz Vallentin and Gnr Fw Felix Friedler (Lost Aircraft Report).
111 Reichert, LotharUffzII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586441 "White 8" (lost 1/27/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 27 January, 1945 during aerial combat with fighters near Brieg.
112 Richter, WolfgangOblt4/KG-4 (Fornebu) He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "5J + HM" (lost 4/19/40), He 111H-2 Werk # 5388 "5J + JM" (lost 4/25/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 25 April, 1940; attacked by Gladiators during an attack on the British airfield at Lake Lesjaskog, their damaged bomber made a force landing at Ansemtjönna. Remaining crew (unhurt): Ofw Martin Ziegler and Fw Augustin. One unnamed crew died, and was left in the ac. Ziegler and Augustin were killed resisting arrest a few days later. Richter shot himself after his arm had to be amputated (Flyvrak Norway). Pilot and unnamed crew unhurt 19 April, 1940, when on an armed recon mission, they made a force landing on the frozen Lake Mjösa due to engine failure. After awhile, the ac sank to the bottom of the lake (Flyvrak Norway).
113 Röder, HansUffz1/23/19222/ZG-1 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750441 "2N + CK" (lost 6/7/44) Destroyer Operational Clasp MIA 7 June, 1944 after his ac was hit by flak and crashed near Caen. Remaining crew: Gefr Lothar Schirmacher, Obs (KIA) and Uffz Heinrich Heymann, R/O (POW). Gefr Schirmacher buried in Ryes War Cem. at Bazenville, France, Blk 12, Row E, Gr 13. (D.Drury).
114 Rubmann, LotharOfwLuftzeuggruppe 6Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1744 (lost 11/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 24 November, 1942 at Garbenteich due to tecnical difficulties. No injuries reported to the crew. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Werner Reinsberger and Gnr Ogefr Karl Schumacher.
115 Rutzhofer, HeinzOfhr7/18/1914Munich2/JG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550788 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat; return fire from a "4 mot" near Prüm. Source: Lothar Wiegels. Died at Krs. Scheid, between Prüm and the Belgian border. Buried at Amorbach.
116 Sachs, LotharLt10/14/1920Danzig4 3/JG-300 (Night Fighters) (9/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-300 (3/44) Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" in 43, Bf 109G-6 (damaged 3/6/44), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" (lost 3/8/44 at Stolzenau) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17, and bailing out at Stolzenau, near Weser (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NE of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 40 km N of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. He attacked a B-17 of 306BG piloted by Lt. A Adams. The B-17 was a injured straggler, however, Sachs ran out of ammo before he could finish the bomber off. Although severely damaged by B-17 return fire, Sachs was able to land a Twente. His 4th, a B-17 on 8 March, 1944, no location. This just before he was downed, same day. Deceased in 2005.
117 Sähloff, LotharHptm5/4/1916 Stfkpt Aufkl. Staffel Fl. Div 7 (9/39), Stfkpt in (F)/11 (5/40) Do 17Z Werk # 4521 "4Q + KH" (lost 5/10/40) Observer Operational Clasp Sähloffs Do 17 crashed at Westmaas Holland (Ritselaarsdijk) on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Their Do 17Z was sd by a Fokker G-1, piloted by Sgt Maj J.J.Buwalda. Remaining crew (all POW & released after the Dutch surrender, 14 May, 1940): Oblt Erich Langguth, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Rogall, R/O and Uffz Bernhard Strietz, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
118 Schack, GüntherHptm11/12/1917Bartenstein Ostpreussen174 7/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), 8/JG-51(7/43), Stafkpt 7/JG-51(8/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-51 (8/44), Kdr I/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-3 Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 "White 10 + I" (9/42 force land), Fw 190A-4 in JG-51; Bf 109G-6 Wk# 165559 "Yel 13"(WIA; dam 10/6/44), Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # Unk "White 1" (844 Danzig), Bf 109G & K in JG-3 RK(10/29/43)-EL(4/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
780 combat missions. Shot down 15 times. Forced to bail with wounds from his "Yellow 13" on 23 October, 1941 after daylight raids over Moscow. Most likely a victim of the 34th Fighter Aviation Regt. protecting Moscow. Collided with Ofw Lothar Mai on 27 August, 1943. Mai could not extricate himself, and died in the crash. Schack was able to bring his damaged AC back to base. All victories in the East. He was Stfkpt 9/JG-51 in Dec. 1943, Kdr I/JG-51 in Dec. 1944, and Kdr IV/JG-3 in May, 1945. Served briefly in JG-27. One early Soviet victory, an I-26 on 1 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 12 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 13 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 18 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 27 August, 1942. Two Pe-2s near Stephanovka on 3 September, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 SE of Belojne on 15 October, 1942. Among many multiples, five Pe-2 in the Sychevka/Subzoff areas on 17 December, 1942. Four Pe-2s on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2, a LaGG-5 and three LaGG-3s on 23 February, 1943. Deceased 14 June, 2003. Photo

119 Scheffler, LotharLt4/JG-27Bf 109E-3 (lost 5/11/40)Fighter Operational ClaspHis 109 crashed at Almkerk Holland, SE of Werkendam, on 11 May, 1940, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
120 Schieverhöfer, LotharFw3/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3525 "Yellow 4" (lost 10/27/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 27 October, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 74 Sq., and making an emergency landing at the Penhurst landing field.
121 Schimitschek, LotharHptm12/13/1914HausenKdr Erg/StG-1 (1/42)Ju 87R
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
122 Schmidt, Hans WernerLt1/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 July, 1943 near Birlinghoven/St.Augustin, opposing a night raid on Essen.
123 Schmidt, LotharUffz115/JG-4Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331455 "Black 4" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 after being hit twice by AA fire over Melsbroek airfield. He was forced to belly land at Bütgenbach, E of Malmedy, in the Ardennes, where he was taken prisoner. One known victory, a P-47 at Strasbourg on 25 November, 1944.
124 Schmidt, LotharLt3/Sch.G-1 (2/42 S.U.) Bf 109E-8 Werk # 3396 (dam 2/13/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1144 (lost 6/19/43) Wound Badge, Assault Operational Clasp KIA 19 June, 1943 when hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 89742. Added: WIA 13 February, 1942 when he was hit by enemy fire and made an emergency landing in the vicinity of Gorstkovo (aka Gorstkowo) (LOCS).
125 Schmidt, LotharOgefr8/19/19244/SG-101 (9/44 Brno) Fw 190F-8/R1 Werk # 582196 "White 18" (lost 9/6/44) Assault Operational Clasp Source:, Luftwaffe losses in Czechoslovakia via Pavel Krejci. Pilot reported killed, Znojmo, 9/6/44. Added: The specific crash location was east of Zerotice, Dist. Znojmo, Cz. Ogefr Schmidt is buried in the war cemetery at Sömmerda Germany, Grave 3 (D.Drury).
126 Schneider, LotharUffz8/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470068 "Blue 2" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 5 February, 1944 when he attempted to make a force landing in "Blue 2" in a field near Melun, overturned, and died of a broken neck.
127 Schneider, LotharUffzIV/KG-76 (France)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3360 "??" (lost 8/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at the Francazals airfield 13 August, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
128 Scholz, Günther Günter?Uffz5/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20079 "Black 13" (lost 2/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 January, 1944, crashing near Göttingen due to engine failure. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
129 Schubert, HubertUffzII/JG-5 (10/44)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspAn experienced pilot known to serve under Oblt Lothar Wolff.
130 Schumann, HelmutUffz6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5/U2 Werk # 15942 "Yellow 10" (lost 1/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 January, 1944; crashed on takeoff from Jever when he was hit by the propwash from his wingmans aircraft. Source: Lothar Wiegels.
131 Schweickardt, HeinrichHptm2/17/1914HeidelbergStfkpt 8/KG-76 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr III/KG-76 (1/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142338 "F1 + GS" (lost 1/9/43) RK(2/4/42)-EL(10/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 9 January, 1943 in the Mediterranean Theater at Catania-Taoi due to engine damage while on a kurier flight (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Helmut Vollmer, Obs; Ofw Josef Tölle,, R/O; Ofw Erich Müller, Gnr and Ogefr Lothar Kunze, Gen.Pers.. Alternate spelling: Schweichhard or Schweikhardt.
132 Seiler, LotharUffz4/ZG-76 (6/41 Syria)Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspIn support of the Iraqi rebellion against the British. Wiki Luft data.
133 Siebert, LotharOblt4/7/1922Dresden Naval Flyer Trng ('41), IV/KG-51 (11/42), 2/Versuchverband OKL (4/43), III/TG-4 (or TG-5), Erprobungs/KG-200 (4/44 Finsterwalde) Ar 232A-08 Werk # 0100010 "L5 + FR" in TG, B-17 "Flak Dancer" (captured) "A3 + CE" in KG-200, Ba 349 "Natter" (Human piloted rocket interceptor) Transport Operational Clasp Killed 28 February, 1945 when the canopy tore off during rapid acceleration from the launch stand. He was the first pilot to fly the 349. Seven future launches would be successful before Germany surrendered. The "Natter" was never flown on a combat mission. He reportedly fly 1257 flights, many covert operations. Buried Stettin ( LOCS). Alternate spelling: Siebert.
134 Siewers, WilliUffz8/4/1922Höxter14/JGr-West, 6/JG-1(4/44), 7/JG-1 (11/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-7 Wk# 652551 "Yel 13" (lost 5/4/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 738191 "Yel 16" (lost 11/26/44)HJ Pin
Class "C" Glider Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 16" with an American P-51 fighter escort. The last time he was seen by his Stfkpt Lt Heckmann, he was over Hannover, and after an attack, was spiraling downward. It is believed that he was looking for a landing place when the escort shot him down in the area of Uelzen, no known grave. Source: Nephew, Lothar Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 S of Verden on 4 May, 1944. His A-7 was hit by another P-51, same day, causing him to bail safely over Göttingen. Alternate spelling: Sievers (Deutsches Red Cross MIA List).
135 Sommer, LotharOfhr5/6/1921Mailand3/JG-302 (Götzendorf)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165576 "Yellow 14" (lost 8/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Kunzak CZ. Added: Ofhr Sommer was sd by P-51's, and his ac dove into the ground, exploding and scattering the wreckage over a wide area. He was buried in Kunzak and the VDK has not moved him since (D.Drury).
136 Stein, Lothar vomFw10/28/19192/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5503 "U5 + BB" (lost 8/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1942, the day of the Dieppe Raid, when his ac crashed at Le Treport, Seine-Inferieure, France due to fighter attack. The deceased are buried in the German War Cem., Champigny-St Andre. Remaining crew (designations unknown): Uffz Alois Danner, bur Blk 16, Row 28, Gr 1537; Uffz Hans Kolano, uninjured and Uffz Gerhard Strubel, uninjured. Pilot Fw vom Stein buried Blk 16, Row unspecified, Gr 1514 (D.Drury).
137 Stelzer, LotharUffz4/JG-300Fw 190A-6 (lost 6/22/44 at Frankfurt/Main)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
138 Stronk, Siegfried LotharOblt2/12/191528/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5374 "Black 4 + I" (lost 10/2/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, crashing into a house on Sitherland Ave, at Biggin Hill (Prien). Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 253 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940, no location. His 2nd, an Albacore at Calais on 11 September, 1940.
Cannock Chase
139 Tau, LotharLtTO StG-2 (S.U. 8/41)Ju 87BDive Bomber Operational ClaspSource: J.Schadskaje.
140 Tissat, LotharOfhr112 & 13/JG-27Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/17/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 August, !944 over the western front (J.Schadskaje). One known victory, a Typhoon at Bernay-Le Neubourg on 17 August, 1944.
141 Trauthwein, RudolfOgefr4(F)/14 (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 881367 "5F + LM" (lost 9/8/41) Observer Operational ClaspHis ac was reported lost 8 September, 1941 in Russia, cause. location and crew dispositions unknown, possibly POW's all. Remaining crew: Lt Friedrich Augustin, Obs; Gefr Kuno Altenwerth, R/O and Gefr Willi Joppich, Gnr. There are no VDK matches. Some sources suggest the loss occurred between Kirov and Tula during a long range reconnaissance mission (D.Drury).
142 Uhlig, LotharOfw74 & 6/ZG-1 (2/44)Bf 110G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 SE of Pilsen (Bohemia) on 22 February, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 at Sarborgard on 13 April, 1944. A Boston III on 24 April, 1944. A 4th, a Boston III on 11 May, 1944. A 5th, another Boston III on 12 May, 1944. A 6th, a P-38 at Bad Voslau on 24 May, 1944. A 7th, a B-24 SE of St. Pölten on 29 May, 1944.
143 Ulig, LotharFw6/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110 E Werk # 3425 "S9 + UP" (lost 8/9/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspThe ac was reported lost near Ogiagskaja on 9 August, 1942 after engine trouble caused by enemy fire, crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List
144 Voigt, LotharLt9/14/19204/StG-1 (S.U.) Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6217 "6G + GR" (lost 7/26/41), Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5637 "^G + GR" (lost 3/12/42) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 12 March, 1942 near Slobotka due to flak. This Wk# 6217 reported lost near Issakowo on 26 July, 1941 after making an emergency landing after being hit by enemy fire, Crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
145 Weber, LotharFwII/KG-4He 111H-6 & H-11
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
146 Weichert, WalterFw8/27/19192/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1/Trop Werk # 430301 "T5 + FK" (lost 12/30/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Podgorenskaja 30 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added : Remaining crew: Uffz Erich Sachse, R/O; Fw Lothar Sommerfeld (or Sommerfeldt), Gnr. and Fw Karl Ernst Staatz (or Staats), Obs.. Three are confirmed MIA in the VDK, and commemorated in the War Cem at Rossoschka, Russia, as follows: Fw Weichert Cube 99, Plate 10; Uffz Sachse Cube 75, Plate 10 and Fw Staatz Cube 89, Plate 1. There is a Lothar Sommerfeld (the only one with this name in the VDK) buried in the same cemetery, but appears to be the wrong date, 7 August, 1942 (D.Drury).
147 Weitz, LotharFw8/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3956 "5J + ES" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 July, 1941 after ditching into the sea, port engine aflame, 20 miles off Flamborough Head after being attacked by a British fighter, pilot and squadron detail undetermined, but may have been a Defiant of RAF No. 255 Sq.. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Pätztel, Observer (POW), Ogefr Josef Ruhl, wireless operator (POW) and Ogefr Leopold Reisinger, gunner (KIA). Pätztel and Ruhl were injured in the crash, and it is believed that Reisinger drowned as the crews attempted to release the dingy.
148 Wentzel, LotharGefr4/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173807 "Blue 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 9" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. S of Giesbeek.
149 Werner, LotharLt7Stffüh 8/JG-2 (7/42), 4/JG-2 (3/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (4/43 France)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 7107 (lost 8/16/42) in 8 Sft), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 15296 "Black 9 + -" (lost 5/17/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 May, 1943; Aerial combat in "Black 9" over the sea north of Morlaix. Mombeek MIA List. Severely wounded 16 August, 1942 after making an emergency landing at Quimper (W. Brittany) due to lack of fuel. He remained hospitalized until 13 October, 1942. One known Desert victory while in 4 Staffel, a Spitfire 35 km north northwest of Kairouan on 8 March, 1943. Magnus, 7 victories.
150 Werner, LotharLt12/25/19207/KG-30 (Bardufoss, Norway) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142128 "4D + JR" (lost 10/31/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 31 October, 1942; failed to return from a mission to Murmansk, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Heinrich Leiser, Observer; Ogefr Josef Mathe, R/O and Ogefr Lorenz Klez, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
151 Weyrich, WilliFw2(F)/123Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430939 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 3 February, 1944, shot down by two Spitfires of RAF No.127 Sq., 6 km north of Nicosia Cyprus. Remaining crew(POW): FhjFw Lothar Röhrich and Fw Valentin Morack. Both bailed safely. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
152 Wimmer. WernerOfw1/Sch.G-1 (Werl) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4119 (lost 4/1/42) g KIC 1 April, 1942, in a mid-air collision at Eimelrod with Lt Lothar Klein (KIC), no further detail. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
153 Wirth, AlfredUffz3/6/1924Stülinghausen7/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171609 "Yellow 2" (lost 11/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing in the Salzwedel area. Source: Lothar Wiegels. Added: Buried in the War Grave Cem, Salzwedel-St Marien, A/2/16 (M.deWolf).
154 Wirth, Werner Hermann "Fritz"Ofw10/6/1913Weisbaden KG-51 (S.U), 3/KG-77 (7/42 Creil, Fr.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144075 "3Z + BL" (95% damaged 7/29/42) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 29 July, 1942; making an emergency landing, after flak and fighter attacks near Keiem, a village near Diksmuide, East Flanders, by Ghent, Belgium. Remaining crew(WIA): Fw Erich Lothar,Observer; Fw Otto Caro, R/O and Fw Franz Kübrich, Gunner. (Jager Blatt 4 & 5/2004 & Alain Rossseels). Added: Ofw Wirth and his crew survived the war, becoming POW's. After his release (date unknown), he immigrated to Canada where he met his wife, raised three daughters, and resided in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where he is buried (R.Pierce, Grandson, 8/2021).
155 Witt, AlfredFw4(F)/122 (Kerch-Crimea 6/42)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1205 "F6 + EM" (lost 6/8/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 8 June, 1942; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Crimea. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Friedrich Woermann, Obs; Uffz Willi Fetzmar, R/O and Gefr Lothar Hansold, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
156 Wolff, LotharOblt6/18/19221315/KG-40 (42), 2/ ZG-1 (6/43), 11/KG-40 (8/43), 13/KG-40 (9/43), I/ZG-1 (11/43), 4/JG-5 (6/44), Stfkpt 15/JG-4 (10/44 to end)Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk (dam 7/8/43, No. 53 Sq. B-24 return fire) Bf 110, Fw 190A, Bf 109GEP

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Known to have flown U-Boat escort mission over the Atlantic in 1942, and said to have downed a B-17 near the Bay of Biscay. This B-17 may be one of the listed victories.Two known victories on 14 June, 1943; both B-17s, one from 220 BS. A Shared victory (with Georg Grahl) a B-24 on 8 July, 1943. Another, a Wellington on 27 July, 1943. Another, a shared victory SW of Brest with Gmelin on 1 August, 1943. A 6th, a shared victory with Necesany, a Wellington HZ576 on 22 August, 1943 at Cape Ortegal. A 7th, a B-24 240 km W of Brest on 8 September, 1943. An 8th, a Wellington on 19 November, 1943. A 9th & 10th, both B-17s in the Pretzsch area on 2 November, 1944. A P-38 at Rhein-Taunus on 14 December, 1944. A 12th, a P-47 on 14 January, 1945. A 13th, a P-39 on 26 January, 1945. Flugbuch (8/44 to 4/45). Alternate spelling: Wolf.
157 Zehlius, LotharFw14(Eis)/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
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