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101 Erdmann, HorstFw3/NSGr-1 (Reich Def)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 142098 (lost 2/24/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspBoth Erdmann and his R/O, Uffz Günter Marth went MIA 24 February, 1945, cause unknown and location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List
102 Ernst, HorstUffz3/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13888 "Yellow 7" (lost 2/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 26 February, 1943 after aerial combat at Belgorod (Bf 109 Loss List).
103 Ertmann, HorstLt6Stab II/JG-1 (6/43), 6/JG-1 (12/44)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5573 (lost 7/10/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550794 "Red 11" (lost 12/1/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 173890 "Black 2 + -" (lost 12/26/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 December, 1944 in his A-8 by Allied fighters while attempting to provide cover for the German Army in the Bastogne sector. His A-4 crashed north of Woensdrecht Holland on 10 July, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). WIA 1 December, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 and belly landing at Menden by Bonn. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) on 25 July, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) 8 km SE of Breskens on 5 November, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 26 November, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) into the sea NW of Borkum on 29 November, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 on 1 December, 1943. Mombeek MIA List.
104 Fassong, Horst Günther vonHptm4/27/1919Kassel136I/JG-51, Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.), 7/JG-11 (5/44), Kdr III/JG-11Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9650 (50% dam 7/28/41 (fire in ac), 190A-8 Werk # 682792 "<< Black 8 + I" (lost 1/1/45)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(9/20/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an ac fire in Wk3 9650, emergency landing Stara-Bychow Russia. 4 Bombers. One, his 63rd victory, a B-17 at Bassum-Sulingen on 8 May, 1944. 90 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 3 July, 1941. A MiG-3 on 3 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 8 March, 1943. A P-39 on 9 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Pe-2s on 10 June, 1943. Two LaGG-5s, an Il-2 and a Boston on 5 July, 1943. An R-4, two Il-4s, a LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943. Three Il-4s on 13 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 17 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 22 July, 1943. Five Il-2s (all m.H.) in the Rakinoye-Bodovka areas on 14 August, 1943. Four Il-2s (m.H.) in the Novo-Praga area on 29 October, 1943. Three Il-2s ( all M.H.) on 11 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1944(* Ed. Note: reads Hptm Funck of III/JG-11). KIA 1 January, 1945 in his A-8 during Operation Bodenplatte in the Maastricht area (Opglabbeek) in aerial combat with two Thunderbolts. No known grave. In late 1942, he was so severely burned in a take-off crash, it was thought he would never return to action.
105 Feder, HorstLt4/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20604 "White 8 + -" (lost 10/8/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids, crashing his G-6 at Gasteren/Anderen Holland, NE of Assen.
106 Felber, HorstLt z See5/8/1917Ku.Fl.Gr-606 (Lannion)Do 17Z-3 Werk # 3475 "7T + EK" (lost 10/11/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 11 October, 1940; sd at Abersoch by Spitfires of No.611 Sq., buried Glencree German War Cem, Wicklow, Ireland Plot 2. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Friedrich Wilhelm Richter (bur Cannock Chase, Block 7, Grave 190); Gefr Walter Hoppmann (bur Glencree, Plot 1) and Uffz Jürgen Weber (gravesite unknown).
Cannock Chase


Glencree German Cemetery
107 Fessenmeyer, EberhardFwStab/KG-100 (1/44 Toulouse/Blagnac)Do 217E-5 Werk # 5406 "6N + CC" (lost 1/23/44)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp Injured with his entire crew, 23 January, 1944, when they crashed on takeoff near an aircraft repair hangar at Toulouse, exploding their bombload. Remaining crew (pos unk): Hptm Franz "Hans" Eberthaüser, Uffz Johannes Sachy and Ogefr Horst Held (G. Collaveri 4/2022). NOTE: I selected Fw Fessenmeyer as the pilot and Hptm Eberthaüser as the Obs. since positions were not noted.
108 Ficker, PeterLt1/19/19195/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5493 (lost 2/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed at Strand Horst Holland (Harderwijk) on 23 February, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) Added: The entire crew were killed, and buried at Ysselsteyn, Block "AF". Lt Ficker buried Row 2, Gr 27. Remaining crew: Gefr Erich Kowalewski, Obs (Row 1, Gr 25); Uffz Otto Müller, R/O (Row 2, Gr 26) and Gefr Kurt Himmel, Flt Engr (Row 1, Gr 24) (D.Drury).
109 Fiedler, HorstOblt5/9/1913Dresden Gr Adj Stab/Ep.Gr.-210 (Channel) Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3374 "S9 + BB" (lost) Destroyer Operational Clasp WIA/POW 15 August, 1940, DOW 18 August, 1940; shot down during an attack on the Croydon airdrome by Sgt W.L.Dymond of RAF No. 111 Sq. and Sgt L.H.B. Pearce of RAF No. 32 Sq.. The AC crashed and burned at Redhill airdrome. Fiedler was severely wounded and died three days later. His R/O, Uffz Johann Werner, bailed safely and was taken prisoner. Oblt Fiedler is buried at CC, Blk 1, Gr 241 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Alternate spelling: Fiedeler (Bf 110 Loss List).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Fiedler's wreckage at Redhill Aerodrome
110 Finke, Horst U.Lt10/5/1920BerlinIV/KG-4 (over UK), II/KG-4 (S.U.6/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 4714 "5J + FP" (lost 6/2/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1942; sd on his second mission over Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Horst Reichardt, Obs; Uffz Hans Keilmann, R/O and Uffz Josef Pollack, Gnr. Source: Wehrpass found online.
111 Fischer, ErichFwLuft.Nachr.Sch. 2 (4/44 Hradec Kralove) Ju 86E Werk # 0173 "M25 + 017" (lost 4/26/44) Transport Operational Clasp The ac exploded in mid-air and crashed at Teplice, CZ., 26 April, 1944, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew/passengers: Ofw Wilhelm Korn, Flt Engr; Ogefr Friedrich Herweck, Student; Gefr Erich Packbier, Student; Gefr Herbert Horst Stadie, Student and Ogefr Günter Weiland, Student (F.Braun).
112 Fischer, HorstLt9/13/19194/SKG-210 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 0460 "S9 + AM" (lost 10/28/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 28 October, 1941 at Serpuchow, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
113 Floeter, WalterUffz6/1/1912Breslau3/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 (Werk # 3134 "9K + EL" (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1940; shot down by fighters over Portsmouth, exploding in the air over Thorney Island, crashing at Horse Pasture Farm near Westbourne, two other unnamed KIA, one POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Graf, Obs (KIA); Gefr Horst Günther Czepik, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Günther Fleischmann, Gnr (WIA/POW). The deceased buried at West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard in Plot 3 as follows: Floeter Row C, Gr 19; Graf Row E, Gr 19 and Czepik Row D, Gr 19 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling Flöter.
114 Forbrig, HorstLt7/21/1921Rotewisch58 3/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-54 Bf 109F in 3 Staffel, Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)5736 "Blk ?", Fw 190A-8 Wk# 174022 "Red 2" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 June, 1944 in Werk# 174022 over Caen (Villeneuve-St Georges), France, after claiming his 58th victory, a P-47, and sole Normandy victory. His first known victory, a Soviet SB-2 on 14 July, 1942. An R-5 on 4 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 26 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 November, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 15 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 16 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 22 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 25 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 26 January, 1943. On 10 February, 1943, after downing an Il-2, his A-4 sustained 10% damage near the Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield. Not known if he was injured. An Il-2, 14 February, 1943, so if injured on the 10th, they were minor. An Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-5 on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 21 March, 1943. A I-16 and an Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. Three Il-2s on 1 April, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 13 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 30 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 9 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and two P-40s on 18 June, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 4 November, 1943. Four Il-2s S of Nevel on 10 November, 1943. Alternate spelling: Forbig (Magnus).
115 Forke, DietrichOblt9/14/1911Geestemünde2(F)/131 BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310162 (lost 10/13/43) EP (8/23/43), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp KIA 13 October, 1943; operational aerial collision 10km south of Mandal Norway with a Bf 109G-2 of 2/JG-5, piloted by Lt Manfred Assmy (KIA). Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Horst Nickel, Observer; Uffz Fritz Rabe, R/O; Fw Fritz Beermann, Mech and Ogefr Peter Schneider, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
116 Förster, FritzOblt6/14/1912Berge4/KG-6 (Deelen Holland)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144537 "3E + HM" (lost 3/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 March, 1943 after being caught by AA fire and crashing into a hill at Balerno, Scotland, seven miles south of Edinburgh, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Heinz Kristall, Observer; Uffz Horst Bluhm, R/O and Gefr Willi Euler, Gunner.
117 Franken, WernerOblt5/2/1916Mannheim3/KG-26 (11/39), T/O I/KG-76 (11/42)He 111P, He 111H-6 Werk 7384 "1H + AB" (lost 2/24/43)
RK(3/24/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 24 February, 1943; shot down by AA fire as he approached Allied shipping in the Western Mediterranean. Remaining crew (MIA); Lt Harald Jessen, Obs; Ofw Horst Pöhnack, R/O and Ofw Erich Hasselberg, Gnr..
118 Frick, AlfredFw11/20/1918Hepach1/TGr-30He 111H-20 Werk # 701492 "S3 + CH" (lost 1/20/45)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 20 January, 1945 when his ac possibly developed an engine malfunction and crashed at Aujac, Charente-Maritime, France. Remaining crew (all KIC, all buried Berneuil, Blk 2, Row 12): Uffz Josef Fritz, Obs, Gr 430; Uffz Walter Kemnitz, R/O, Gr 433; Uffz Horst Conradi, Flt Engr, Gr 429 and Ogefr Waldemar Koch, Gnr, Gr 432. Two Army officer passengers, were also killed, Oblt Herbert Steinbeiss, bur Gr 431 and Obstlt Josef Wiesheu, bur Gr 427. Pilot Fw Frick buried Gr 428. The two passengers were delivering ayroll and papers belonging to Admiral Hans Michahelles (D.Drury).p
119 Fried, Hans JoachimOblt8/25/19192/Kü.Fl.Gr-906 (5/41), Stab III/KG-26 (11/42)Bv 138C-1 Werk # 0310023 "BL + BK" (lost 5/15/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144276 "VS + HG" (lost 11/8/42) Wound Badge
Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Hornum seaplane base, Nordfriesland Germany on 15 May, 1941, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johann Wirringa, R/O (Inj); Ofw Georg Klare, 1st Flt Engr (inj); Uffz Friedrich Braun, 2nd Flt Engr (inj) and Ogefr Helmut Hahn, Gnr (KIC). Hahn buried at Westerland, on the Island of Sylt, Blk II, Row II, Gr 40 (D.Drury). Added: POW 8 November, 1942; sd in his Ju 88A-4 at sea by naval gunfire during an evening torpedo attack north of Algiers. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Horst Renk, Obs (POW); Ogefr Heinrich Teckentrupp, R/O (POW) and Uffz Willi Moll, Flt Engr (evaded capture) (D.Drury & Career Summaries).
120 Friedrich, HansLtFAGr.-5Ju 290A-3 Werk # 159 "9V + CK" (lost 11/20/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 20 November, 1943, cause and location not reported. His co-pilot, Lt Gottfried Sachse, and Observer, Lt Heinz Arnold, also MIA, and six remaining unnamed crew. (9 man crew; 1 KIA, 8 MIA. Obs Loss List. Added: The ac was sd by a Mosquito of No.157 Sq, piloted by W/Cdr J.A.Mackie, and crashed 40 miles off Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Weber, R/O 1 (MIA); Fw Erwin Gerschwitz, Flt Engr (MIA); Uffz Adolf Martens, Gnr 1 (MIA); Ogefr Horst Bentke, Gnr 2 (MIA); Gefr Heinz Engellitner, Gnr 3 (MIA) and StbsFw Wilhelm Schief, R/O 2 (KIA, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 1, Gr 5 (D.Drury).
121 Friedrich, HorstUffz9/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 440161 "Yellow 7" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspShot down without wounds 27 February, 1944 over Zeven/Rithenburg-Aller.
122 Fritsche, HorstLtIII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 584553 (lost 3/18/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 18 March, 1945 in the Dittmerau-Gnadenfels area, cause unknown.
123 Fritz, HansLt123/JG-3 (12/43), 1/JG-3 (6/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944; collided with his Group Kdr, Maj Horst Haase during aerial combat. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 on 1 December, 1943. At this time, he was an Uffz. His 2nd, a P-47 at Hasselt on 22 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 8 March, 1944, no location. His 4th, a P-51 at Kyritz on 18 April, 1944. His 5th, a P-38 30 km N of Siegen on 22 April, 1944. His 6th, a P-51 at Tribsees on 13 May, 1944. His 7th, a P-51 at Wittstock on 19 May, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 at Aschersleben on 28 May, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 at Tergnier on 25 June, 1944. His 10th, a P-39 at Bremen-Hamburg on 5 August, 1944. His 11th, a P-38 opposing the Magdeburg Raid on 5 August, 1944. His 12th, a P-51 over northern France on 22 August, 1944. Magnus.
124 Funke, KarlUffz5/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5122 "B3 +GN" (lost 4/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 11/12 April, 1941 when he failed to return from the Bristol bombing raid, probably sd by S/L Chisholm of No. 604 Sq.. He and the entire crew are presumed to have crashed into the sea following the mission. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Horst Heller, Observer; Fw Josef Höhnhorst, R/O and Gefr Heinz Bretschneider, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
125 Gabel, Horst JoachimUffz9/11/1920Halbinghorst33/JG-1 (Twente)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2336 "White 6" (lost 2/24/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170735 "Yellow 10" (lost 6/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 June, 1944 during aerial combat east of St Lo, at Rabodanges France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 7/6/563. WIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat with "4 mots" near Minden. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) S of Delmenhorst on 19 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 SW of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 at Quedlingburg on 29 May, 1944.
126 Galland, Wilhelm-Ferdinand 'Wutz'Maj10/23/1914Westerholt Bochum55Luft.Flak Officer, 6/JG-26 (6/41), Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (5/42), Kdr II/JG-26 (1/43)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-3 "Black 8", Fw 190A-4 Werk# 7092 w/ II Grp, Fw 190A-5 Wk #530125 "<< + -" (lost 8/17/43)
RK(5/18/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)
EP(10/12/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1943, in the A-5 "<< + --", near St Trond, in the Liegne area, 5 km W of Maastricht, by a P-47 of the 56th FG, piloted by Capt Bud Mahurin, escorting the Schweinfurt-Regensburg raiders. His body was found two months later, still in the wreckage, buried deep in Dutch soil. Brother of Adolf and Paul. His first victory, a Spitfire NW of Hesdin on 23 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Boulogne on 27 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Calais on 6 November, 1941. Downed a B-24 # 41-23784 of 44BG on 8 March, 1943. Downed a B-17 of the 306BG on 5 April, 1943, flown by Lt Kelly Ross. Downed B-17 # 42-3100 flown by Lt Guerdon W. Humason of 532BS on 30 July, 1943. Buried at Lommel, Belgium. 8 bombers. 186 missions. All victories in the West. His "Black 8" was heavily damaged on day one of the British raid on Dieppe (Operation Jubilee) on 19 August, 1942. Crump was ordered by Horst Sternberg to fly it, whereupon he was repremanded by Galland for its use & damage. Flew Fw 190A-3 Werk # 230, which sustained considerable rudder damage in the Spring of 1942. Flew an Fw 190A-4 in Feb., 1943 in II/JG-26. Photo




Lommel, Belgium
127 Gareis, Horst "Hans"Lt1/JG-1 Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170737 "White 13" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 15 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Flers-Saint Pol (St Paul), Normandy. No known grave. Added: Providing cover over the Normandy coast this date, was the 339th FG which claimed four aerial victories, flying the P-51 (8th AAF War Diary). Additional: Two of the ac were Fw 190's; one credited to 1/Lt Victor W.Meyer (KIA 5 August, 1944, aerial combat); the second credited to Capt Valdee Wyatt (WIA/POW 18 October, 1944, sd by flak near Ghent Belgium), both of 503FS/339FG (339th FG Diary). Added: Lt Gareis was NOT KIA, but broke his leg after bailing from his stricken 190. According to an elderly witness, the downed pilot went to La Coupliere, to see the wreckage of his ac (Jean M.Gaubert 4/2020).
128 Gastell, HorstOfw4/KGzbV-700Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
129 Gauss, HorstOgefr2ERG West, 1/JG-26 (4/42)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7042 (lost 12/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5977 (lost 8/15/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 7 December, 1942 when he ran out of fuel returning from a mission on the English coast and was injured when he force landed 8 km E of Berck. MIA 15 August, 1943 when his A-5 crashed into the sea, 10 km west of Vlissingen, believed shot down by a Spitfire piloted by P/O Johnston of RAF No. 421 Sq. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). His two victories; both in Russia, an Il-2 on 16 February, 1943 and a LaGG-3 on 23 February, 1943.
130 Gehricke, Horst10/20/1927LKS-4 (Fürstenfeldbruck)Deceased 11 May, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
131 Geier, HorstLtNAGr-5 (most likely)Bf 109G-10/R2 (interned in Sweden)Fighter Operational ClaspGeier and Ofw Fritz Meyer defected to Sweden from their base at Neu Brandenburg on 12 April, 1945. They were accompanied by a pair of Fw 190s also. They had heard a BBC broadcast about earlier defections, and decided on the same course of action. Both Messerschmidt pilots requested asylum in Sweden. Source: B.Widfeldt
132 Geismann, Johannes 'Hans'Hptm6/20/1920Hattingen Ruhr1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (2/42/Med), I/KG-77 (Med 12/42), IV/NJG-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1356 "7T " ?H" (lost 2/20/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141016 "3Z + DH" in I/KG-77
RK(12/21/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)
EP(8/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 20 February, 1942 in a crash 9km NW of Corigliano due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (all injured): Ofw Horst Knies, Obs; Uffz August Seemann, R/O; Fw Adolf Spindler, Gnr and Ogefr Alfred Haustein, Chief Mech.. Succeeded in sinking 98,000BRT of enemy tonnage. Was transferred to Night Fighters in late 1944, but flew only low level attacks. Deceased 15 August, 1994, Aurich.
133 Gerhardt, HorstBomber UnitHe 111 (lost 6/12/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 June, 1943; sd at sea during an operation over Malta. He was picked up by an RAF rescue launch, he with a broken ankle (German Losses Over Malta).
134 Gern, HermannLt12/21/191619/ZG-26 (2/44), JG-11Bf 110G-2 (lost 2/24/1944), Fw 190D-9
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasp
Gern was shot down by B-17 return fire in his G-2 over Dorf - Beuern after his first victory on 24 February, 1944, and he and unnamed R/O bailed safely before his AC exploded (Horst Jeckel). A New Growth pilot who planned to go AWOL with Fw Franz Keller in May, 1945. He was overheard making the plans, courtmartialled, and executed 7 May, 1945. Keller was spared. One known victory, a B-17 SE of Giessen on 24 February, 1944.
135 Gerritzen, HorstOfw2/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # unk "9K + EK" (lost 5/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Nowo Ukrainia on 26 May, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
136 Gessert, SiegfriedFw2/KG-4He 111H-4 "5J + EK" (lost) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 27 June, 1940 when during a raid on Middlesbrough, he was caught by a twin-engine Night Fighter, most likely Sgt A.C.Hodgkinson of RAF No. 219 Sq., and forced to ditch 21 miles E of Tees. Both engines had seized and the AC remained afloat for about three minutes, allowing the crew, two of whom were wounded (names not reported), to escape into their dingy. They were picked up three hours after ditching. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Beck,Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Dieter, R/O and Gefr Horst Filihowski, Flt Engr. Another possibility is that it was not a twin-engine NF, and may have been a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq., piloted by F/O R.A.Thomson. Crew designations by D.Drury.
137 Gewitz, HorstUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 11/43), Ferry Unit (2/44), 9/JG-26 (returns 4/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440668 "White 16" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 373FG near Chartres-Orleans. Mombeek.
138 Geyer, HorstMaj3/12/1913315/JG-51, Stab I/JG-51 (2/41), Stab II/JG-51 (8/41 S.U.), Ekdo-25 (7/43), Kdr Ekdo-262 (8/44 after Thierfelders death), Kdr III/EJG-2 (10/44)Fw 190A in ErproKdo-25 (6/43), Me 262A/1a in Ekdo-262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane in the Ashford/Dungeness area, 26 Feb., 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 40 km S of Hastings on 12 March, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire SW of LeTouquet on 16 April, 1941. Nos.4 & 5, both Spitfires off Hafen-Dover, 8 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 11 August, 1941. A B-17 45 km N of Nordeney on 25 June, 1943. A B-17 at Hamburg on 25 July, 1943. Two more B-17s on 28 July, 1943, one at Meppen and the other at Lathen. Another B-17 at Buzancy-Vouziers on 28 July, 1943. A B-17 S of Verden on 8 October, 1943. A Mosquito "AN-6" 20 km N of Nancy on 6 November, 1943. A B-17 on 26 November, 1943, while still in Epr Kdo 25.Served as Kdr III/EJG-2 in November 1944, flying the Me 262. Deceased 8 November, 1996.

Geyer in USAAF Bomber jacket, Parchim 1944
139 Gieseke, HerbertOfw63/NJG-3, 1/NJG-3 (5/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621642 "D5 + GH" (interned Ireland 5/5/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 40 km S of Duisburg on 13 June, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Radio Beacon "Carl" on 23 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Abbeville on 25 June, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" into the North Sea, off Kiel, on 17 August, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944. A 6th, a Stirling on 2 December, 1944, no location. He flew his Ju 88 from Grove Denmark to Gormanston Ireland on 5 May, 1945 with two other crewmen, Uffz Horst Walter Schmidt and Ogefr Bernhard Kruschyna. The crew were interned and the AC was turned over to the RAF, namely the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, flown by Capt Eric Melrose Brown. The RAF serial # became VK888. Magnus Report & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Giesecke.
140 Gisy, HorstGefr4/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7484 "White 2 + -" (lost 4/12/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1942 after being hit by flak at Hal Far and crashing into the sea. Source: Jochen Prien
141 Gleisberg, HorstFhjUffz7/SG-2 Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130970 "T6 + MR" (lost 8/1/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIA with his R/O-Gnr, Gefr Julius Gross, 1 August, 1944, when their ac was hit by AA Fire near Gumbinnen, Königsberg, East Prussia. Only the name of Gefr Gross can be found on VDK. He has not yet been transferred to a Military Cem.. However, there is understood to exist, a grave at Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia (D.Drury).
142 Godde, Heinrich Aloys Heinz Oblt1/31/1918HochlarI/KG-40 (on loan to 1(F)/120 Vaernes,for this fateful mission)Fw 200C-4/U3 Werk # 0131 "F8 + EK" (lost 10/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 October, 1942; shot down on a mission to Iceland by an American P-39 of 33FS. The Fw 200 was borrowed from I/KG-40. Remaining crew (all KIA, buried Fossvogur (Reykjavik) Iceland Cem, Blk G, Plot 1, Gr 1-36): Fw Mathias Franzen (or Frantzen), Co-pilot; Ofw Horst Kroos (or Kross), R/O; Uffz Manfred Unger, 2nd R/O; Uffz Alois Schwab, Gunner;Uffz Helmut Engelmann, Mech; all from I/KG-40. In addition, an Uffz Hans Todtenhofer (or Todtdenhöfer), Mech (KIA) was from 1(F)/120. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
143 Göde, HorstLt7/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2133 "J9 + LH" (lost 2/23/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 February, 1942 by flak in the Nowoma-Susko area, no mention of crew. Ju 87 Loss List
144 Goetz, AlbertUffz3/KG-26 (Westerland) He 111H-2 Werk # 5473 (lost 1/11/40) KIA 11 January, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.66 Sq., crashed into the North Sea off the Sylt Peninsula (KG-26 Loss List). Remaining crew (all of 2/KG-26, MIA): Lt Horst Näther, Obs; Uffz Walter Gerke and Uffz Rudolf Schlegel. Added: The H-2 Model and Werk number correction per Robert Varga, 5/2021) Alternate spelling: Goertz.
145 Goetze, HorstUffz1(F)/33Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1271 "8H + GH" (lost 9/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 14 September, 1941, when, while on a reconnaissance mission from Vyazma to Tula, they were attacked by a pair of Soviet MiG-3 fighters. The fighters were from IAP 124 and ploted by Lt Boris G.Pirozhkov and Lt Vladimir Dovgiy. Lt Dovgiy rammed the Ju 88, causing it to crash and burn, killing the crew. Remaining crew: Lt Reinhard Lehr, Obs; Fw Johann Kaiser, R/O and Fw Heinrich Kleemann, Gnr. The only VDK listing is for the Observer, indicating that he i MIA (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Götze.
146 Goldack, HorstUffz7/1/1918ElbingNAGr-102Bf 109B Werk # 296 (lost 8/30/43)Observer Operational ClaspSource: www.leteckabadatelna.cz, Luftwaffe losses in Czechoslovakia via Pavel Krejci. Pilot reported killed, Pradedem, 8/30/43. Added: KIC, crashed into a forest to the west of Vrbno pod Pradedem due to an engine malfunction. His remains could not be recovered for transfer to the collective cemetery at Bartossen/Bartosze, Poland, where he is commemorated in the memorial book (D.Drury).
147 Gollmann, HorstOblt19121(F)/122He 111H-2 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 28 March, 1940; failed to return from a mission. Shot down off Wick by British fighters of RAF Nos. 43 and 605 Sqs.. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Georg Schwenzer, Uffz Karl Knollmann and Ofw Willi Moller. Wiki Luft data.
148 Görtler, Horst 'Macki'Ofw2/18/1921Wallroda, Krs. DresdenErg/StG-77, &/StG-77, 8/StG-77, 8/StG-2, III/SG-77Ju 87, Fw 190
RK(3/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/5/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Soviet POW until the Spring of 1947 when he was released due to serious illness and pneumonia. KIFA 20 October, 1956 in an Aeronca Chief in Lorsch/Hesse. 700 missions. Görtler and Max Diepold were the last two RK recipients in SG-77, awarded 30 March, 1945, at Cottbus Germany airfield, by Gen. d. Flieger Seidemann.
149 Görtz, HorstFw9/1/19202/JG-2Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681040 (lost 9/9/44), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 750150 (lost 11/18/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 18 November, 1944 at Kröffelbach due to a technical difficulty, buried Usingen. WIA 9 September, 1944 during aerial combat with 3 P-47s at Friedberg am Steineenen.
150 Gottschalk, ReinholdHptm1/6/1909Stfkpt 1/KG-28He 111H-5 Werk # 3757 "1T + LH" (lost 1/31/41)EP(10/6/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 31 January, 1941; sd by naval gunfire after strafing fishing boats. The ac crashed into the sea approximately four miles from Treen, Cornwall. Remaining crew: Fw Hermann Külpmann, Obs (MIA); Uffz Horst Teske, R/O (MIA) and Fw Richard Hille, Flt Engr, (KIA, bur Penzance War Graves Cem, F/B/Gr 2) (D.Drury). Added: EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
151 Götz, 1/NJG-1Bf 110F-4 (lost 3/20/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis 110 crashed at Horst Holland on 20 March, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
152 Götz, HorstOfw55/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 6611 (lost 8/28/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4873 (lost 10/29/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 29 October, 1940; crashed at his base at Arques, cause not reported. Shot down with wounds over the Channel, off Boulogne, on 28 August, 1940; Rescued. One known victory, his 1st, a Breguet 690 at Beauvais, 5 June, 1940.
153 Götz, HorstHptm1911Kdr Kdo. Götz (2/43), Stfkpt 1(F)/123, Stfkpt 1/Aufkl. Ob.d.L. (Juvincourt 7/44 to late war)Ju 88A-4 "T9 + FL", He 111, Ar 234, Ar 240V-6 "T9 + GL", Ar 234B (dam 8/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Crashed his Ar 234 on 28 August, 1944 as a result of friendly fire (DK-G Awards List). Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe (Obdl.). Friend of Erich Sommer.
154 Grabe, HorstFw89/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 180A-6 Werk # 550187 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat west of Spas-Demensk. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 10 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-5 on 10 August, 1943. A 8th, a LaGG-5 N of Spas-Demensk on 12 August, 1943.
155 Grahl, HorstMaj19122IV/KG-40 (3/43), 15/KG-40 (7/43), Kdr IV/KG-40 (10/43), Stab I/ZG-1 (1/44), Kdr I/ZG-1 (4/44)Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk (dam 1/18/44) EP (3/6/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge,
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injure in a crash near St Clement due to engine failure on 18 January, 1944, bailed safely (LOCS). One known shared victory (with Lother Wolff), a B-24 on 8 July, 1943. This is most likely Horst Grahl.
156 Grahl, HorstMaj2Stab V/KG-40 (8/43), Kdr I/ZG-1 (4/44)Ju 88C
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 NW of Cape Ortegal on 8 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Sunderland on 18 August, 1943 (W3985 Flt Lt W H Skinner 10 Sqd RAAF)
157 Grandl, JohannFw4/14/1916Herzogberg4/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5465 "U5 + BM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 July, 1942 during aerial combat believed to be with a Beaufighter of RCAF No. 406 Sq., piloted by Wing Cmdr D.G. Morris, 70 miles east of Tyne. With the port engine burning furiously, the AC started making a downward left-hand turn. Burning parts were seen falling off before the AC struck the sea. Grandl buried in Holland. Remaining crew: Lt Johannes Bredtmeyer (born 3/1/1912 Hoyer/Tonder), Observer (MIA), Uffz Horst Müller (born 10/25/1919 Grossenhain, Buried Fjällbacka Sweden), wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Franz Meindl (born 8/5/1919 Konzell), gunner (MIA).
158 Greuel, FriedrichUffz1(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430745 "4U + NH" (lost 9/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Horst Wilke and two other unnamed crew 7 September, 1943, over Malta, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
159 Grigutsch, HorstOfw4/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140153 "L1 + CM" (lost 7/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Reede Suez on 5 July, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
160 Grimm, HorstLt7/19/1922Wittenberge42/JG-27, 1/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165155 (lost 6/12/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on the Wilhelmshaven-Emden raid on 21 May, 1943. Two other victories, both B-24s in the Wiener Neustadt area, 1 October, 1943. two of these may have been "unconfirmed", since OKL repoted his 2nd victory as a B-24 in the Jüdenburg area on 2 April, 1944. Another B-24 SW of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) near Frankfurt-Main on 12 May, 1944. Added: Lt Grimm was KIA 12 June, 1944 at Entrammes, Fr., cause unknown. He was buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 48, Grave 19 (absa3945).
161 Grimm, HorstJG-26Bf 109, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspButler Pilot List. This may be the Horst Grimm found in JG-27 in 43.
162 Groeben, Horst von derOblt2/5/1916Freiburg Stab III/KG-2 (4/40), 8/KG-2 (8/40) Do 17Z-3 Werk # Unk "U5 + BD" (interned & ret'd 6/28/40), Do17Z Werk # Unk "U5 + DS" (lost 8/13/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes above Whitstable Kent during a London raid. Buried in a collective grave with Gerhard Müller, CC, 9/8/49. Interned in Birsfelden Switzerland 21 April, 1940 after making an emergency landing due to an equipment failure; repatriated 28 June, 1940, flying with Uffz Waldemar Schweinoch this date (Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries).
163 Grosche, WolfgangUffz9/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 7/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1940 after being sd by a Hurricane of No. 601 Sq., piloted by F/O Gordon Cleaver. The ac crashed into the English Channel off Portland, Dorset. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Horst Fietz, also MIA (D.Drury).
164 Grote, Fhr. HorstMaj i. G.5/12/1912Gleiwitz OberschlesienStfkpt 4/LG-2 (9/39), Staff positions.Hs 123, Hs 129
RK(7/21/40)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
Number of missions unknown. Transferred to paratroopers.
165 Grüner, HorstOfhr115/JG-4Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331473 "Black 5" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 during the Bodenplatte attack on Melsbroek airfield. No known grave. One known victory, a P-47 at Trier on 23 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Gruner (Bf 109 Loss List)
166 Guder, HeinzUffz11/7/1921Breslau10/JG-76Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412581 "Black 2" (lost 10/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 371FG, 406FS in the Vogesen-Schwarzwald area. Buried German Military Cemetery, Fresse sur Moselle/Vosges, Block 22, Row 1, Grave 24. The grave of Ofhr Horst von Hoff may be an "Unknown" along side of Uffz Guder. Source: Fred Trendle & Francis Froidevaux.
167 Gurklies, Richard Martin Uffz3/7/1923Kallnuggen3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Atlantic)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1558 "M2 + LL" (lost 3/23/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his observer Oblt Horst Becker 23 March, 1942; sd by flak at Davis Timber Yard, Chesilton, Portland, Dorset (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Josef Rother and Uffz Helmut Kording. All four crew buried in the Portland Royal Navy Cemetery, graves 717 to 720 (Weltkriegsopfer via D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gorkelis (Ju 88 Loss List). The tailfin from this crash is located at the Bong Heritage Center in Superior, Wisconsin, USA and is shown to the right
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
For 23.03.1942, 3/Küstenfliegergruppe 106, Ju 88a-4, Werk Nr 1558, M2+LL, Crew, Oblt Horst Becker, Uffz Richard Gurklies, Uffz Helmut Kording and Gefr Josef Rother Source; The Blitz then and now, Vol 3.
168 Güse, HorstLt11/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6496 (lost 12/31/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 31 December, 1942 at Pl.Qu. 2952 after being hit by ground fire. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 10 km W of Jsolenyj on 17 December, 1942.
169 Güttler, HorstHptm3/24/1914 Charlottenburg-Berlin11/KG-53 (5/41), I/KG-53 (6/41), IV/LG-1 (4/42), I/LG-1 (1/43), Stab/LG-1 (10/43), 12/LG-1 (6/44)EP(6/12/44)
EK 1(10/14/42) & 2(7/8/41)
Glider Class "C" Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
170 Haase, HorstMaj5/22/1921Danzig6210/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 15(Sp)/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 1/JG-51 (2/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-51 (6/43), Stfkpt in 16/JG-3 (9/44), Kdr I/JG-3Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6702 (lost 8/2/42; WIA combat at Rshew), Bf 109A-8/R2 in 16 Staffel, Bf 109G-14/AS in I/JG-3
RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 26 November, 1944. According to Franz Mörl, Haase collided with another Bf 109 (his wingman, Lt Hans Fritz of Stab/JG-3) during an alarm take-off. He crashed near Erkelenz. 500+ combat missions, about 50 in the East and 10 four engine bombers. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 29 June, 1941. An I-61 on 27 August, 1941. A MiG-3 on 10 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 September, 1942. A Low-flying Il-2 on 6 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 22 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A Boston III on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 July, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 5 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 15 August, 1943. An Il-2 at Bryansk on 9 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 SW of Loyev on 22 October, 1943. An Il-2 S of Shlobin on 30 November, 1943. Another source has his victories at 82. One known western victory, his 49th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 50th, a B-17 at Laucha on 29 July, 1944. His 55th, a B-24 at Eisenach on 27 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 82 victories. Alternate spelling: Hase.
171 Hahn, HorstLt3/25/1915Nonnewitz1/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # (possiblly) 144687 "3E + EH" (lost 5/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 May, 1943 while attacking Cardiff. Intercepted by a Mosquito of RAF No 151 Sq, piloted by F/Sgt H.K.Kemp & Sgt J.R.Maidment. The ac crashed at Timberscombe, near Minehead, Somerset. Remaining crew: Ogefr Fritz Sagemüller, Obs, geb 11/16/1921 (KIA); Uffz Alber Wurtz, R/O (POW) and Fw Otto Bök, Gunner/Mech (POW). Lt Hahn burried Cannock Chase, Gr 7/224; Ogefr Sagemüller buried Gr 7-225. Source: David Drury
Cannock Chase
172 Hamann, HorstUffz7/6/1920215(Z)/LG-1 (8/40), 6/JG-1 (8/42)Bf 109E & Bf110 in LG-1, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5466 "Yellow 9" (65% dam 8/1/42) in JG-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 631 "Yellow 9" (lost 10/5/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 October,1942; Crashed northwest of Turnhout Be. while test flying his A-4 after repair. Buried Lommel, Block 49, Gr 77. His first known victory, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 13 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane W of Portland on 15 August, 1940. His "Yellow 9" was 65% damaged following an engagement with a Spitfire at the Woensdrecht airfield on 1 August, 1942.
Lommel, Belgium
173 Hampel, HorstFw9/KG-26 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142358 "1 H + BT" (lost 11/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost near cape Bougaroln 6 November, 1943, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
174 Hannig, HorstLt11/13/1921Frankenstein, Schlesien985/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.), 6/JG-54, Stfkpt 2/ JG-2 (5/43)Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7530 (lost), Bf 109G-2 (lost), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7134 "Blk 1" (lost 5/43)
RK(5/9/42)
EL(1/3/44Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)
EP(9/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 May 1943. Shot down by Spitfires at Roquancourt, near Caen, France. Critically injured, he fell to his death when his chute failed to open! While in JG-54, he lost two AC without wounds; the Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7530 "DR+YX" "Black ?" near Samoschje on 17 March, 1942 and another G-2 model "Yellow 4" on 28 September, 1942, location unknown. 90 victories in the East, 1 heavy bomber. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 at Lalutschje on 7 July, 1942. An Il-2 at Lytukkovo on 24 July, 1942. A Pe-2 SW of Krestzy on 2 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 9 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 10 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 17 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 14 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 October, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 5 November, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 98 victories.
175 Hannig, NorbertOblt42Erg/JG-54, 5/JG-54 (5/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-7 (45)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1306 "Black 12" (lost 5/27/43) in JG-54, Me 262A-1a in JG-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 27 May, 1943 in Werk# 1306, his AC sustained 70% damage at Mga Airfield S.U., however, he was not injured. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 27 May, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 22 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Tschernobyl on 4 October, 1943. A Yak-7 WSW of Yeu on 21 October, 1943. An La-5 S of Rzhyshchiv on 22 October, 1943. A Pe-2 NW of Abuchov on 10 December, 1943. An Il-2 WSW of Vinnizkiye on 14 December, 1943. An La-5 and two Yak-9s on 24 January, 1944. A Pe-2 on 7 March, 1944. Two La-5s on 19 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 17 October, 1944. A Pe-2 on 22 October, 1944. Two P-39s and an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. A P-39 on 28 October, 1944. Not related to Horst. Sometimes spelled Hanning.
176 Häring, GerhardObltII/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4402 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and presumed KIA) 16 July, 1941; shot down and exploded on impact by the Murmansk railway. Remaining crew (all MIA and presumed KIA): Ogefr Paul Hüber, Observer; Gefr Heinrich Harms, R/O and Uffz Horst Stöhr, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
177 Hartkampf, HorstObltStfkpt 11/JG-54Most likely an Fw 190A-8 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1944 over Nasretsk. Report states "Ret." suggesting his body may have been returned for burial.
178 Hartrampf, HorstOblt3712/JG-54, 10/JG-54 (1/44), 11/JG-54 (5/44), 14/JG-54 (8/44)Fw 190A-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 19 January, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 25 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 6 February, 1944. A LaGG-3 on 15 February, 1944. Two Il-2s on 27 February, 1944. Two Il-2s on 3 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 25 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 26 March, 1944. A P-39 on 1 May, 1944. A P-39 and a Yak-9 on 2 May, 1944. An La-5 on 28 June, 1944. A Boston III on 30 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 14 July, 1944. A Pe-2 and two P-39s on 16 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 21 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 27 July, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 3 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and two P-39s on 7 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 9 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s and an La-5 on 25 August, 1944.
179 Hauptmeier, HelmutFw3/21/1917Skorken1(F)/124 (Kirkenes) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0690 "G2 + BH" (lost 8/9/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 9 August, 1941; shot down by Soviet AA fire at Warlamowo. Remaining crew: Lt Horst Wüllner, Observer (MIA); Uffz Fritz Kreil, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Hans Gebauer, Mech (MIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Fw Hauptmeier buried in the Ger War Cem at Petschenga, Russia per VDK records. Lt Wüllner died 8 October, 1942 in Soviet captivity at Oranki, Russia, no burial information. No detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
180 Heidenreich, MartinOfw1/KG-40He 111, Fw 200C Werk # 0074 "F8 + GH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 September, 1941 during an anti-shipping operation in the Suez Canal vicinity. He was Co-pilot with Oblt Horst Neumann. See Neumann for remaining crew detail. Wiki Luft data.
181 Heike, HorstLt29/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.), 8/JG-27 (2/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8724 "Black 1 + ~" (lost 3/18/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA (or POW?) 18 March, 1942 in the Gazala area, detail unknown. One known victory, a P-40 southeast of Sidi Begeb on 23 February, 1942. His first Soviet victory, a DB-3 E of Vilna on 28 June, 1941. Victories may be as high a 4.
182 Heilig, BrunoOblt12Erg/NJG-2 (5/43), Stab IV/NJG-3 (4/44), Stab III/NJG-2 (1/45)Bf 110, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 620513 "4R + CD" (lost 1/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 January, 1945 when on an operational flight, he attempted an emergency landing in a field near Horsbyg, 12 km northwest of Aabenraa Denmark. On the approach, the AC hit a hill and snapped off the tail assembly and cartwheeled, killing the crew of four. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Günther Kulas, R/O; Gefr Johann Goliasch, R/O and Ofw Horst Jauernig, Gunner. All were buried in the Fiedenshügel Cemetery in Flensburg (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a Stirling on 26 May, 1943. A double victory on 19 April, 1944; two Stirlings, one W of Haderslev, the other W of Rome Island. Two "4 mots" at Niedermendig on 29 July, 1944. Magnus.
183 Heimlich, HorstFhr10/15/1924Kaulwitz12/JG-1, 6/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960685 "Blue 1" (lost 12/31/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Emsdetten. Buried Emsdetten Grevener Damm, Grave 36. One known victory, a P-41 in the Müritz See area on 5 December, 1944.
184 Heinssens,UffzIII/JG-54 (or II/JG-76)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739271 "White 1" (lost 2/4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945 in the Küstrin area, cause unknown. This Werk # most likely in error, as it was reported lost 1 February, 1945 when piloted by Uffz Horst Schöbl.
185 Heinstein, HorstFw15/JG-300 (5/JG "Herrmann")Fw 190A-5 Werk # 710012 (lost 8/28/43 at Schweinfurt)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 28 August, 1943 near Schweinfurt, cause not given (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Essen on 26 July, 1943.
186 Helfrich, HorstGefr11/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781161 "Yellow 13" (lost 9/27/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-14 crashed near Arnhem Holland on 27 September, 1944, cause unknown. (DeSwart) Per the JG-4 List, he was wounded in this action.
187 Hellriegel, HorstFw3/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1588 "Yellow 8" (lost 10/15/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 15 October, 1940; damaged by fighters and forced to make a wheels up landing at Bowcombe Down, near Newport, on the Isle of Wight. He was uninjured in the landing. This had been the trusty stead of Franz Jänisch. Bf 109 Loss List & D.Drury.
188 Hempel, HorstHptm9/KG-77 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5105 "3Z + AT" (lost 5/3/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp POW 3 May, 1941, sd with wounds, with his entire crew after their ac was hit by AA fire and eventually crashed near Cobham, Surrey. Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Höchersteiger, Obs; Fw Herbert Rösch, R/O and Fw Otto Schulle, Flt Engr. (D.Drury). Oblt Hempel was promoted to Hptm while in captivity.
189 Henning, HorstHptm4/10/1917Danzig71/KG-77 (5/42), 8/NJG-3 (Haderslev De. 7/44)Ju 88A, Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713496 "D5 + JS" (lost 10/8/44)
RK(5/22/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/19/41)
EP(Summer 41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber & Night Fighter Operational Clasps w/Pendant
KIC 7/8 October, 1944 on an operational flight in his Ju 88G-1 shortly after takeoff for an unknown reason, thought to be wind direction. He crashed in a field near Ustrup, southwest of Haderslev Denmark. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ofw Walter Brändle, Uffz Willi Dietrich and Ogefr Erich Einloth. All were buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 13 October, 1944 (Source: Air War over Denmark). He had at least 6 known Night victories in addition to destroying 20 AC on the ground, 23 trains and 3 AA batteries. 314 combat missions. Alternate spelling: Hennig.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
190 Herden, HorstOblt7/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3869 "F1 + GR" (lost 4/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Djaidoudi-Metouia 7 April, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
191 Hergesell, HorstFhr3/JG-1Fw 190A-9 Werk# 960723 "Yellow 6" (lost 1/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 January, 1945; Aerial combat with Allied fighters near Insterburg. No known grave. Mombeek MIA List.
192 Hermann, HorstFw8/30/1918Grossbersteninken, Krs. Tilsit32/StG-2 (4/41 Greece), 5/StG-2, 2/SG-2Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0599 "T6 + LK" (lost 4/24/41), Fw 190F
RK(12/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber & Assault Operational Clasps w/Pendants
Shot down by flak 24 April, 1941 at Patras, returned 30 April (Ju 87 Loss List). 729 missions including 250 with the Fw 190.
193 Hermann, HorstFw8/30/1918Grossbersteninken32/StG-2 (4/41), 2/SG-2 (5/44)Ju 87, Fw 190F-8RK (12/6/44), DK-G, EK 1 & 2, Dive Bomber/Assault Operational Clasp w/PendantHe flew his first mission against Greece in pril, 1941. He flew 729 Ju 87 missions and about 250 missions in the Fw 190, scoring 3 victories.
194 Hermersdorfer, HelmutFw7/LG-2Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2298 (40% damaged)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Wounded during aerial combat at Donbogen, but managed to make a force landing at the Tschernischewskaja airfield, doing 40 % damge to the AC. Remaining crew: Ofw Horst Schütze, Observer, and Uffz August Jäger. Jager Blatt 4/2001.
195 Herrmann, HorstUffz8/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18859 (75% dam 9/11/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing at Oldenburg on 11 September, 1943 due to engine trouble.
196 Herrmann, OttoUffz3/28/1914KutschlauStab III/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and believed KIA) 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch, sd into the Thames Estuary. Remaining crew (MIA & believed KIA): Oblt Horst v.d. Groeben (geb 2/5/16 Freiburg), Obs; Uffz Waldemar Schweinoch (geb 12/1/16 Mechtal), R/O and Uffz Walter Böke (geb 7/27/19 Bad Salzuflen), Flt Engr.. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added (graves): Herrmann, bur Lommel (Be) Blk 63, Gr 32; v.d.Groeben, CC, Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 49; Schweinoch, Bourdon (Fr), Blk 15, Row 12, Gr 434 and Böke, Bourdon (Fr), Blk 14, Row 1, Gr 18 (D.Drury).
197 Heydt, Horst von derUffz12/11/1925Elberfeld14/JG-3 (Jüterbog)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681376 (lost 8/29/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Zitkova Cz. Added: Having attacked a formation of B-17's, he bailed from his ac and was transported to Lazarett Trencin, on the other side of the Cz/Slovakia border, Slovakia, where he died of his wounds. He is "remembered" in the collective cemetery at Vazec (D.Drury).
198 Hingst, HorstHptm8/30/1909Stab II/SKG-10 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 52562 (lost 3/6/43) Assault Operational Clasp KIC 6 March, 1943 at L'Hermitage Fr, 20km W of Rennes due to high altitude engine fire. Buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 10, Grave 72 (absa3945).
199 Hirsemann, HorstOfw3(F)/22Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280066 (lost 12/21/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Oblt Werner Knauf and two other unnamed crew east of Libau 21 December, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
200 Hissbach, Heinz HorstHptm1/30/1916Dessau3411/KG-40 (9/42), 2/ZG-1 (9/42), I/NJG-1, Stfkpt 5/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr II/NJG-2 (11/44; 4/45 Pocking)Bf 110 escort in KG-40 & ZG-1, Ju 88C-6 "R4 + GN" in 5/NJG-2, Ju 88G-6 "4R + AM" (lost 4/14/45) in II/NJG-2
RK(4/15/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP(6/19/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1945 during a nocturnal low level attack on U.S. vehicles near Gelnhausen, when he was hit by AA fire. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O StbsFw Hubert Warzeche and Gnr Uffz Max Mayer. Pilot & R/O buried at Gelnhausen. 200+ missions, all victories were Night victories. One known victory shared with Hptm Hans Reicke, a Sunderland at Map Quadrant 14 West N/7512 on 1 September, 1942. Another shared victory, a Whitley V with Hermann Flothmann at the Bay of Biscay on 30 September, 1942. Another, a Beaufighter 15 km north of Ameland on 23 October, 1942, while in 14/KG-40. Another shared victory, AC type unknown, with Thies on 30 November, 1942. A "4 mot" at Stuttgart on 20 February, 1944. A Lancaster at St. Dizier on 28 April, 1944. A "4 mot" on 23 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" in the Etrepagny area on 10 June, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Abbeville on 25 June, 1944. A double on 1 July, 1944; both "4 mots", one at Blois-Vendome, the other at Chateaudun. A "4 mot" S of Abbeville on 5 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Dieppe on 8 July, 1944. Three "4 mots" over northern France on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" WNW of Mönchen-Gladbach on 19 September, 1944. His 29th & 30th, both "4 mots" over England the night of 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela.
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