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101 Bier, JosefOfw9/18/1913Strümpfelbroon3/KG-51 (Melun)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7036 "9K + HL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 28 July, 1940; during a bombing mission to Crewe England, due to a navigational malfunction and running low on fuel, Bier scuttled his bombs in the Channel and made a force landing back in England, near Bexhill, Sussex. His ac eventually bore the British RAF colors, as AX919. Bier joined the Luftwaffe in 1935 and flew 1490 flights, 19 over France and 6 over England, before becoming a POW for 6 1/2 years, returning to Germany in 1947. Remaining crew(POW): Lt Willi Ruckdreschel, Observer; Uffz Heinz Ohls, R/O and Uffz Martin Multhammer, Gunner. None of the crew were injured in the landing.
102 Birkenstock, Hans JörgOblt12/25/1919Darmstadt7 NJG-1, NJG-4, Stab I/NJG-6 (1/44) Bf 110F-4 in NJG-4, Bf 110G-4 in NJG-6 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 May, 1944; crashing at Vossenack/Eifel, probably shot down by an intruder (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Erfenbach on 10 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Alsenborn on 11 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at St. Martin on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster at Berlin-Spandau on 30 January, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster 60 km SE of FuF Kuli on 25 February, 1944. A "4 mot" by ramming, a Halifax LK 750 "MH-Y2" of RAF No. 51 Sq., piloted by F/G Charles R. Seaman(KIA), over Baumholder on 18 March, 1944. Remaining crew: Sgt William Powell, Flt Engr(POW); F/S William A. Robson, Nav(POW); Sgt Roberet H. Pickford, R/O(POW); F/S Edward A. Glover, Bombadier(KIA); Sgt Leslie A. Baldwin, Rear Gunner(POW) and Louis H. Gulliver, Mid Upper Gunner(Inj/POW). Sgt Gulliver came down in the central section of the Halifax, being one of a few people to survive a drop of 23,000 feet without a parachute, although he was very badly injured. Birkenstock and his two crewmembers, Uffz Walter Welz (geb 6/19/1921 Brettach, Heilbronn), R/O and Uffz Kurt Maciejewski (geb 3/11/1920 Neumünster) (KIA 5/27/44) Gunner, also managed to bail from their stricken AC (Source: Peter H. Gulliver, son of Louis H. Gulliver).
103 Bischof, EmilFw9/25/1915Haltingen2/StG-1Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5433 (lost 12/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 December, 1940; his ac came down near Cornimont/Vosges during a training exercise, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Martin Boldt, died of injuries on 13 December, 1940 at Gerardmer. Both are buried in the German War Cem. at Andilly (Fr), Blk 29, Row 11; Bischof in Gr 763, Boldt in Gr 762 (D.Drury).
104 Blass, SiegfriedFw9/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 1535 "1G + ??" (90% destroyed) Bomber Operational Clasp Pilot believed uninjured 12 December, 1940, when his ac was attacked by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Hugh Speke w/ Sgt Alfred K.Sandifer, Radar Operator. It may have been a "shared victory" with a F/O Whitney W.Straight. Blass managed to return to Rennes, where his ac sustained further damage due to heavy ground contact. Remaining crew: Fw Kurt Müller, Obs (believed uninjured); Uffz Rudolf Kranert, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Martin Peper, Flt Engr (WIA/DOW 12/13/40, bur German War Cem., Mont-de-Huisnes (Fr) Crypt 9, Gr 95 (D.Drury).
105 Blaurock, WilhelmUffz2/26/19192/KG-30 (Banak) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3701 "4D + CK" (lost 4/29/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 29 April, 1942; shot down by flak at Banak. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Ludwig Martin, Observer; Ogefr Werner Balser, R/O and Gefr Alexander Panhans, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: A Russian source identifies the mission as an attack on Murmansk, and the cause as AA fire from ships. This suggests that the ac made it back to base before crashing (speculation). The crew all buried Blk B, Botn-Rognan Military Cem, Norway: Uffz Blaurock Gr 1273, Uffz Martin Gr 1172, Ogefr Balser Gr 340 and Gefr Panhans Gr 283 (D.Drury).
106 Blume, SiegfriedUffz5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6830 "1H + DN" (lost 5/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1940; after an attack on shipping at Narvik, the ac made a successful force landing on the frozen Lake Sitasjaure (Sweden?), close to the Norwegian border, no cause reported. They were captured by Allied forces and sent to POW camps in Canada. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Grube, Obs; Uffz Helmut Bennighof, R/O and Uffz Wrrner Wamser, Mech (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The He 111 was attacked by three Skuas of FAA 800 Sq., flying off HMS Ark Royal, piloted by Lt E.G.D.Finch-Noyes and Midshipmen L.Gallagher and D.Martin (D.Drury).
107 Bock, RichardOfw3/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7526 "G1 + GV" (lost 7/31/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His H-6 was sd by Beaufighter night fighters off the south coast of England. He and R/O Ofw Wilhelm Becker survived and were taken prisoner. See Karbe, Adalbert for additional detail.
108 Brachmann, MartinLt4/15/1919Kirchenwerder35/JG-2 (3/40)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5480 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1941 in aerial combat with fighters; crashed into the sea 4 km west of Le Touquet. One known victory, a Spitfire west of Le Touquet on 21 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Calais on 9 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Hurricane W of Le Touquet on 17 August, 1941. Buried in Bourdon France.
109 Bradel, WalterObstlt7/31/1911Breslau, Carlowitz3/KG-3 (39), Stfkpt 9/KG-2 "Holzhammer", Kdr II/KG-2 (12/41), Kdr KG-2 (1/43 Soesterberg)Do 17Z in 9 Staffel, Do 217E & K in II Grp, Do 217K-1 Werk # 4415 "U5 + AA" (lost 5/5/43)
RK(9/17/41)

Spanish Cross
EP(7/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Foreign Pilot Badge(Romanian?)
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 5 May, 1943; while returning from a mission over Norwich England, the ac suffered engine failure, crash landed near Landsmeer, near Amsterdam. Also killed was Flg Werner Becker, Gnr; Bradel was not piloting on this mission. Remaining crew (Injured): Lt Ernst Andres, pilot; Ogefr Wilhelm Schlagbaum, Obs and Uffz August Dreschler, R/O. RK awarded for successful attacks on Soviet tanks in June, 1941. Alternate spelling: Bradl.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Bradel (L) presents Knight's Cross to Bornschein (R) Sep 1942
110 Brendel, MartinLt3/9/192251/JG-2 (9/42), 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (6/44)Fw 190A-3/U3 in 1 Staffel, Fw 190A-7, Fw 190D-9EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 June, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a Spitfire on 8 September, 1942. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Bordeaux-Lorient area on 17 May, 1943. A B-17 15 km E of Lisieux on 26 June, 1943. A 4th, a Typhoon 30 km NW of Le Harve on 30 June, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 on 10 July, 1943. His victory count may be higher (Magnus).
111 Brenner, UlrichLt1/13/1920Berlin2/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172991 "Black 2" (90% dam 7/27/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731439 "Black 2" (lost 8/11/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 11 August, 1944; killed in a landing accident at Oysonville France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 17/21/1132. WIA 27 July, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters near St Martin; bailed safely.
112 Breugel, WalterUffz14/KG-51BF 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 25/26 July, 1944 off Knokke, shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 515 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr H.B. Martin (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Bredstedt on 12 May, 1944. Boiten, 2 victories.
113 Brobecker, HeinrichOfw4/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2100 "4D + EM (lost 5/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 May, 1942; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Josef Barth, Observer; Uffz Martin Venus, R/O and Uffz Erich Klemm, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
114 Brück, Karl MartinLt8/1/1918Chemnitz1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430087 "A6 + CH" (lost 4/24/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1943 near Reykjavik, Iceland, on an operational flight, sd by American P-38s of 50FS, piloted by Lt H.R. Stengle and Lt J. MacNulty. The ac crashed at Strandarheidi Lava field, near Vatnsleysuströnd. Remaining crew: Fw Werner Bullerjahn, Observer (KIA); Uffz Anton Mynarek, R/O (WIA) and Fw Theodor Scholtyssek, Gunner (KIA), the deceased buried at Fossvogur Reykjavik Cem., Block G, Plot 1, Grave 1-36 (17 buried in this reported location per D.Drury). Note a researcher picture show the injured Mynarek eating a meal under guard in Iceland. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
115 Brunotte, MartinFw11/17/19166/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/27/44 at Gerstungen)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid.
116 Bruns, MartinUffz1/JG-5 (Norway)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5448 (lost 8/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 10 August, 1942; crashed at Örlandet Norway due to pilot error during a non-operational flight. Source: SIG Norway.
117 Claasen, PaulLt1/ZG-1 (7/43), Stab II/ZG-76 (2/44)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6430 (lost 2/25/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1944: sd during aerial combat at Molln, near Linz Austria. His observer, Lt Otto Kurth was also killed. Source: LOCS & Martin Schaider, crashsite examiner.
118 Claus, MartinOfwII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 180953 (lost 8/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1943, probably during aerial combat near Hafen Augusta.
119 Damsch, MartinStbFw15/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413473 "White 6 + ~" (lost 6/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Babery, south of Caen.
120 Darge, ErwinOgefr9/18/1922Königsberg2/NJG-2Ju 88C Werk # 750693 "R4 + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 November, 1943 during a night defense operation, crashing 15 km west of Märkisch-Friedland killing the entire crew, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA):Ogefr Rudolf Scherbeck, R/O and Ogefr Martin Pölzke, Gunner.
121 Därner, HeinzOblt1/KG-40 Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0039 "F8 + AH" (lost 4/16/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 16 April, 1941, when their ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.252 Sq., piloted by F/Lt William Riley, and crashed into the Atlantic, after being sighted 70 miles off Ennis Head in County Mayo, Ireland. Remainingcrew: Oblt Hermann Richter, 2nd Pilot; Lt Hans Joachim Stein, R/O 1; Uffz Günther Glöckner, R/O 2; Uffz Martin Maier, Flt Engr and Gefr Rudolf Kunath, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: LOCS crash location: NE of Scotland, off Blacksed Bay. Alternate spelling: Daerner.
122 Decker, MartinUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737979 "Yellow 13" (12/23/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Adenau area. No mention as to ac damage.
123 Decker, WilliOfwWekusta 51 He 111H-3 Werk # 5722 "4T + FH" (lost 4/14/41) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA 14 April, 1941; sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Brooker. The ac ditched at sea off Falmouth, Cornwall, and sank. Remaining crew: Reg.Rat. Georg Gründel, Meteorologist/Obs (MIA); Gefr Horst Steinbrecht (MIA), Ofw Friedrich Zahn (MIA) and Ofw Friedrich Ehlers (geb 5/10/1913 Rendsburg, KIA, bur at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Ger Mil Cem (Fr), Blk 11, Row 2, Gr 32). Source: D.Drury. Name discrepancies: Willi Becker and Friedrich Ehlerns per absa3945.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
124 Deskau, MartinUffz6/JG-103, 2/EJG West, 11/JG-3 (4/45)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464100 (1/45 Woldenberg), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 334176 "Yellow 1 + I" (4/45 Pasewalk)Fighter Operational ClaspFlugbuch (8/44 to 4/45).
125 Dombrowsky, Hans vonHptm3/6/1915Duisburg4(F)/122 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0699 (lost 7/10/41) Observer Operational ClaspKIC 10 July, 1941 when his ac crashed at Brody in occupied Poland (now Ukraine) due to an engine malfunction. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Schirmer, Obs; Fw Becker, R/O and Uffz Hartmann, Gnr. Only the pilot listed in the VDK, and believed buried among the "unknown" in the Ger War Cem at Potelitsch, Ukraine (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dombrowski.
126 Donaubauer, WalterMaj6/29/1905Stfkpt 1(F)/123, Kdr II/KG-76 (7/40)Do 17P, Ju 88A-1 Observer & Bomber Operational Clasps KIA 29 July, 1940 after being shot down by Hurricanes 20 miles south of Worthing England on a bombing mission. He was flying as Observer on this mission. See Pilot Martin Nier for further detail.
127 Doucha, FriedrichOfwFliegerkorps X (Med) He 111H-3 Werk # 5661 (dam 10/13/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 13 October, 1941; while attacking a lone merchant ship, the ac was hit by AA return fire, and had to break off the attack. Doucha, although wounded, was able to return to Vannes, where he belly-landed. The entire crew sustained serious injuries. One known crew was Gen Martin Harlinghausen (RK 5/4/40). Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: A third crewman, Ofw August Sichelschmidt (absa3945).
128 Dreher, Johann 'Hans'Hptm11/30/1920München6Stfkpt 5/KG-53, III/KG-53, 9/NJG-2, 6/NJG-3 (10/44), Stfkpt 12NJG-3 (3/45)He 111, Bf 110C, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620028 "D5 + AX" (lost 3/4/45; the last Luftwaffe ac to crash in the UK)
RK(4/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43)
EP(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela, the attack on RAF heavy bombers returning from a raid on synthetic oil plants at Kamen, in the Ruhr. Their Ju 88 infiltrated the bomber stream, attacking British bombers as they were landing, when their starboard wing struck a tree and clipped the corner of the Dunnington Lodge at Sutton on Derwent, near Elvington, Yorkshire, before hitting the ground and disintegrating. 400 plus missions, 2 Night victories, one a mine-laying Lancaster the night of 18/19 February, 1945. His crew 4 March, 1945 (all KIA): Fw Gustav Schmitz (geb 3/6/1921), wireless operator, Ofw Hugo Böker, radar operator and Fw Martin Bechter, mechanic. All are initially buried in Fulford, York, England, and in 1966 were re-interned at the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase. Only Bechter and Dreher are buried under their names, the other two are in graves marked "unknown", because they were so badly mutilated. One known, a "4 mot" SW of Gottingen on 29 August, 1944. The 2nd, a "4 mot" at Attendorn on 4 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Stirling opposing the Dortmund-Bremen Raid on 7 October, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Deutsche Bucht area on 15 October, 1944. A 5th, same day, into the sea. Added burial loc, CC/8/3: Hptm Dreher, Gr 68; Fw Schmitz, Gr 67; Fw Bechter, Gr 73 and Ofw Böcker, Gr 72 (D.Drury).


Cannock Chase
129 Drewes, MartinMaj10/20/1918Lobmachtersen (Salzgitter), Braunschweig52Transports, 4/ZG-76( 6/41), 6/ZG-76(8/41), 7 & 9/NJG-3, Stfkpt 11/NJG-1, Kdr III/NJG-1(3/44 to end)Ju 52 (4/40 Norway), Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3013 in 4/76, Bf 110G-4 "G9 + WD", Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720410 "G9 + MD" (lost 7/21/44; WIA, parachuted NE of Tubbergen, Dutch border), Ju 88G in III Gruppe
RK(7/27/44)
EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP(5/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Oper Clasp
Paratrooper drop over Norway. His 1st RO & Gunner, for three years, were Ofw Georg Petz & Fw Handke (Both wounded 21 July, 1944), as was Drewes, all bailing safely from "G9 + MD" (see below note). Seven of the known victories were bombers by Day. One known victory, A Spitfire at Map Quadrant 33.2 on 29 August, 1941. His 10th, a B-24 100 km N of Nordeney on 5 January, 1944. Another was a B-17 of the 306BG, 369BS on 11 January, 1944. His R/O this date was Uffz. Handke. 43 Night victories. 235 combat missions. His Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720410 "G9 + MD" crashed on Loomsweg in Reutum Holland (gem. Tubbergen) on 20/21 July, 1944, as a result of Lancaster return fire. His AC sported the Sharks Teeth. He was the last Kdr of III/NJG-1, from March, 1944 to the end. Survived the war.

He assed away on the 13th of October 2013. In February 1947, Drewes was released from captivity. He then left Germany, travelling to Italy. In Genua, he took the ship, North King, to Brazil, arriving in Rio de Janeiro on the 20th of August 1949. From 1950 to 1951, he worked as a pilot and aerial photographer. There he built a career as an entrepreneur and married Dulce Hurpia, a Brazilian woman, who gave him a son, Klaus Drewes, a lawyer in Brazil. The long marriage ended only in 2010 by the death of his wife. He returned at least once each year on visits to Germany. He died on the 13th of October 2013 in Blumenau, southern Brazil, of natural causes. (KTY added)


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130 Drössler, Kurt MartinFw67/JG-5 (6/43 S.U.) 10/JG-5 (4/44)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 318 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 April, 1944 during aerial combat and crashed into the sea off Jaeren Norway. (This data attributed to a Martin Drössler, same unit. I believe Kurt and Martin to be one in the same person) His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane IIc on 22 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 4 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Soviet P-40 on 23 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 S of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. Alternate spelling: Drossler.
131 Düllberg, ErnstMaj3/28/1913Unna, Westfalen50 Stabstaffel I/JG-3, I/JG-1, Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (9/41), Kdr III/JG-27 (3/44), Kdr JG-76* (10/44), JG-7 Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Wk# 8466 (Dam) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140139 "Black << + I" (9/43 Wiesbaden, 3/44), Me 262
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pemdant
10 Bombers. His first victory, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 18 August, 1940, while serving in 5/JG-27. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 30 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Biggin Hill on 27 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 30 September, 1940. 8 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. Wounded 22 November, 1941 in N. Africa. He was the victim of RAAF No.3 Sq. pilot ace, Alan Rawlinson. He made a successful belly landing after returning to his base at Ain-el-Gazala. 10 victories in the Desert, including a P-46 (?) east of El-Daba N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 while in III/JG-27. Another known victory, a B-24 W of Megara on 23 March, 1944. His 30th, a B-24 (HSS) W of Veszprem on 23 April, 1944. After returning to the Eastern Front, a Yak-9 SE of Budapest on 4 November, 1944. 650 combat missions. *Note: JG-76 controlled I/JG-53, II/JG-52, II/JG-51 and Hungarian JGr-101. Deceased 4 August, 1984 in Essen. Another source states his death as 27 July, 1984.
132 Durmeister, ArnoldFw4/ZG-26 (S.U.) Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4084 "3U + DM" (lost 7/9/41) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 9 July, 1941 after colliding with a Soviet Tupolev "Martin" bomber near Razona (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Neither crew listed in the VDK. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Günter Weissenberg, was also killed. A Russian source says the SB (Martin Maryland) was rammed by the Soviet ac, killing three Soviet fliers. Razona seems to be near Sebezh, Pskov Oblast, Russia (D.Drury).
133 Ebersbach, HansHptm5/19/1921Rehbrücke10 & 6/KG-76 (2/42), Stfkpt in II/KG-76 (12/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822630 "F1 + JP" (lost 5/31/44)
RK(8/8/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 31 May, 1944; after returning from a mission against an American convoy, he crashed on approach to the Salon airfield near St Martin de Crau in southern France. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Edgar Fay, Obs; Ofw Fritz Schwarz, R/O and Uffz Othmar Grober, Gnr.. The crew was buried in the military cemetery at Istres.
134 Ehrlich, WolfgangUffz8/JG-301Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206164 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Klotzsche with P-51s of 486FS, 352FG. Source: Martin Bowman.
135 Eichborn, MartinUffz5/Bordflieger Gr-196 (Hommelvik See)Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0053 (lost 8/19/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 19 August, 1940 when his ac struck a power cable over the mountains between Skar and Dryna in the Otröy vicinity. His Observer, Lt.z.See, Alois Hirschberger, was also KIC (Flyvrak Norway).
136 Eichler, ErichUffz8/KG-27He 111P-2 "1G + ??" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 May, 1940 after the He 111s wing fractured after heavy enemy fire, and crashed at Steinhude, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Heinz Becker, Obs; Ogefr Georg Lewioda, R/O and Flg Walter Hammerschmidt, Mechanic (Source: Wings to Victory). Added: This action took place near Vlissingen and Middelburg (DVL Loss List).
137 Elbertzhagen, KarlFhjUffz7/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 734033 "Yellow 5" (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 February, 1945 during enemy encounter at Werneuchen. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen. New data: Buried 8 February, 1945, Neuen Friedhof, Werneuchen (Martin Kuban).
138 Endress, MartinLtEins.Gr/EJG-1 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165813 (15% dam 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 2 March, 1945 in a crash landing at the Bautzen-Litten airfield due to engine trouble.
139 Enge, MartinLt10/18/192410/JG-2 (Altenstadt)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400223 "Black 9" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945; sd by flak 2km SW of Wisskirchen, near St Trond during Operation Bodenplatte. Added: Buried Münstereifel XII-5 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
140 Ernst, HeinzLt8/9/1922Gumbinnen2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0187 "9V + LK" (lost 5/31/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 31 May, 1944, with his entire crew, when their damaged ac crashed into a mountain in the vicinity of Posada de Llanes, Asturias, Spain. The crew were all buried in the War Cemetery at Cuacos de Yuste. Remaining crew: Uffz Martin Steinbock, Co-Pilot, bur Row 6, Gr 107; Lt Hans Haberer, Obs, bur Row 6, Gr 103; Fw Walter Borntrink, R/O 1, bur Row 6, Gr 110; Uffz Wolfgang Hertz, R/O 2, bur Row 6, Gr 111; Fw Kurt Bartoschewski, Gnr 1, bur Row 6, Gr 104; Fw Otto Borkowski, Gnr 2, bur Row 6, Gr 108; Uffz Alfred Janke, Gnr 3, bur Row 7, Gr 121; Ogefr Paul Neumann, Gnr 4, bur Row 6, Gr 105; Ofw Willi Schmahlfeldt, Gnr 5, bur Row 7, Gr 122 and Uffz Friedrich Strobel, Gnr 8, bur Row 6, Gr 109 (D.Drury).
141 Ewerhardt, Hans Theo?Oblt 2/22/1917 (or 6/13/1917 in the name of Ewerhart per VDK) 6/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4929 "1G + GP" (lost 4/7/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 April, 1942; failed to return from a supply flight in the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Kurt Ehlig, Obs; Uffz Hans Lehle, R/O; Uffz Johannes Wilhelm Martin Gehlen, Flt Engr and Uffz Fritz Friedrich Langenbach, Gnr. The deceased are buried at Korpowo Russia. Fw Ehlig; Blk 32, Row 27, Gr 1703; Uffz Lehle: Blk 32, Row 26, Gr 1640; Uffz Gehlen: Blk 32, Row 26, Gr 1669 and Uffz Langenbach: Blk 32, Row 27, Gr 1704. Oblt Ewerhadt is commemorated at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury).
142 Fahje, HerbertOfw7/23/19143/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0088 "F8 + LL" (lost 1/2/42), Fw 200C-4 Werk # 162 "F8 + ML" (lost 10/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 October, 1942; operational takeoff accident at Örlandet Norway airfield. Remaining crew (all KIA, buried German War Cem Trondheim-Havestein, Norway): Uffz Siegfried Ramm, Co-pilot, (geb 6/21/1920, bur Row 7, Gr 78); Fw Fritz Cordes, R/O (bur Row 7, Gr 79); Uffz Hermann Kraus, 2nd R/O (bur Row 8, Gr 77); Ogefr Hermann Elpers, Gnr (bur Row 7, Gr 76) and Ofw Martin Laucks, Mech (bur Row 7, Gr 74). Ofw Fahje bur Row 8, Gr 76. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury. Added: The January 1942 incident took place as their ac was damaged by return fire from the Royal Navy trawler HMS Scottish, and promptly crashed, during and emergency landing, on the Ria de Camarinas, Corunna, Spain. The crew (same as those noted above) were rescued and repatriated (D.Drury).
143 Faust, Hans MartinLt2/13/192049/JG-54Bf 109F-2; Werk#s 5775 and 6786, both "Yellow" Call Nos. (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1941 in Werk# 6786 near Cholm S.U.. Shot down earlier on 5 July, 1941 in Werk# 5775 over Dünaburg S.U., pilot disposition unknown. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. An I-153 on 10 July, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 11 July, 1941. A 4th, a SB-2 on 30 July, 1941.
144 Fedgenhäuer, Martin ManfredUffz94/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 on 20 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 23 April, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2(m.H.) on 13 July, 1943. Magnus Report.
145 Fiebig, Martin GenObst5/7/1891Rösnitz, Kreis Lobschütz, OS Kdr KG-253 (5/39), Kdr KG-4 "General Wever" (5/40), Stab/1 Fl.Div. & other Commands He 111P Werk # Unk "5J + DA" (5/40)
RK(5/8/40)
EL(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 10 May, 1940; sd and captured by the Dutch during the initial attack on Rotterdam, an Oberst at the time. He was released after the Dutch surrender. A British POW at wars end, he was turned over to the Yugoslav authorities and executed 23 October, 1947, for war crimes. Added: Remaining crew 5/10/40 (pos unk): Oblt Klaus Born (POW), Ofw Otto Blank (POW), Ofw Oswald Hiubek (POW) and Ofw Ewald Frotscher (KIA, bur Yssel BU-230). Their ac was sd between Rockanje and Nieuwenhoorn in St Anna Polder (DVL Loss List).
146 Filsinger, WilhelmOfwFliegerhorst Bad Aibling (believed to be FFS A/B 117)Ju W 34hi Werk # unk "PF + TE" (dam 7/24/41)Transport Operational ClaspThe ac with three blind flying students during an exercise on 24 July, !941. Their instructor, Ofw Filsinger, fell asleep and the students crossed into Swiss airspace, and were hit once by AA fire. The ac successfully landed at Dübendorf. The four occupants were permitted to leave the next day, no word on the ac. Students: Uffz Erich Breitenbach, Gefr Heinz Achilles and Gefr Karl Becker (D.Drury). NOTE: Heinz Achilles and Karl Becker both appear in the Archive as pilots, perhaps those mentioned as students.
147 Finger, MartinOgefr4/28/1923Guedenhagen3/JG-1 (3/44 Hopsten)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 643707 "Yellow 6" (lost 4/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 April, 1944 during aerial combat with American bomber escorts at Norby. Buried Schlesweg Garnizons Friedhof H., Block F/2/9.
148 Fink, MartinFw8/JG-1 (Volkel) Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110238 "Black 9 + I" (dam 4/11/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410415 "Black 14" (lost 1/30/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Borculo, near Enschede, bailed safely. WIA 11 April, 1944; shot up by US fighters while landing at Burg.
149 Fischer, Hans MartinFw6/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786447 "Yellow 19 + -" (lost 2/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 between Schlaitdorf and Neuenhaus, bailed, but was too low for his chute to deploy.
150 Fischer, MartinOgefr3/Schl.G-10Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160369 (lost 12/6/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 6 December, 1943 by Soviet flak at Pl.Qu. 81468 (Russia).
151 Fliegel, FritzMaj11/30/1907Berlin Wilmersdorf2/KG-40 (5/40), Stfkpt 2/KG-40 (10/40), Kdr I/KG-40 (4/41)He 111H, Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)
RK(3/25/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Fw 200 reported lost over the Atlantic, northwest of Ireland on18 July, 1941, all 6 crew MIA. The ac crashed at sea after its starboard wing was shot off by ships AA fire. They were attacking the British freighter "Pilar de Larrinaga" of Convoy OB346 (D.Drury). Remaining crew: Lt Wolf Dietrich Kadelke, Co-pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz JohannKothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Sank seven ships.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Fliegel flew combat missions over Poland and received the Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) on 15 September 1939. In early May 1940 when I. Gruppe (1st group) of Kampfgeschwader 40 (KG 40—40th Bomber Wing), a unit equipped with the long-range Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor reconnaissance and anti-shipping/maritime patrol bomber aircraft, Fliegel was transferred to the 2. Staffel (2nd squadron) of KG 40. The unit initially operated against enemy shipping from airbases in Denmark. There he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse) on 13 May 1940. In mid-1940, I. Gruppe relocated to the airbase Bordeaux-Mérignac at the Atlantic coast near Bordeaux in France. In October 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän (squadron leader) of 2. Staffel of KG 40. Flying the Fw 200 to its maximum range, I. Gruppe was credited with the destruction of 39 enemy merchant ships totaling 206,000 gross register tons (GRT), further damaging 20 ships of 115,000 GRT. On 6 February 1941, U-37 under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Captain Lieutenant) Nicolai Clausen, spotted convoy HG 53, 19 merchant ships escorted by HMS Velox and Deptford, heading for Liverpool. Clausen reported the sighting, which was relayed to KG 40 by Fliegerführer Atlantik. On 9 February, KG 40 sent five Fw 200s to attack the convoy which was spotted at 4 pm roughly 640 kilometers (400 miles; 350 nautical miles) southwest of Lisbon. In the attack at 35°42′N 14°38′W, the Fw 200's managed to sink five ships (Britannic, Dagmar I, Jura, Tejo and Varna), and Deptford damaged the Fw 200 piloted by Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) Erich Adam, who managed to fly his aircraft to Spain. U-37 sank three further ships from HG 53. This achievement earned him his first mention in the Wehrmachtbericht, an information bulletin and element of Nazi propaganda issued by the headquarters of the Wehrmacht. Fliegel was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) on 25 March 1941. In mid-April 1941 he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur (group commander) of I. Gruppe of KG 40, replacing Major Edgar Petersen. He was mentioned a second time in the Wehrmachtbericht on 20 June 1941 after the number of enemy shipping destroyed by his Gruppe increased by a further 24 ships, reaching 109 enemy ships sunk. By early 1941 I. Gruppe of KG 40 had five holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross reflecting the success of the Condors in Atlantic Ocean operations. (Source: Wikipedia)

152 Florian, MartinOblt7/6/19139/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5742 "F1 + GT" (lost 6/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 4 June, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
153 Forstner, MartinOfw7/6/1912Bruckberg Freising1(F)/123Do 17P, Ju 88A "4U + ??" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 24 July, 1940; crashed near Brest due to technical failure on a return flight from a shipping reconnaissance mission over St Georgies Channel and Liverpool England. Remaining crew(KIC): Res.Oblt Hans Mühlbauer, Observer; Fw Otto Reichenstein, R/O and Uffz Heinrich Langhauser, Gunner. All are buried at the cemetery in Ploudaniel Lesneven, France, Row 9, Graves 1288 to 1291.
154 Franke, MartinLt12/1/19234/KG-51 (S.U. 8/43), 5/KG-51 (Med 11/43)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141186 (70% dam 8/20/43), JU 88A-4 Werk # 800362 (or 800632) "9K + CN" (lost 11/16/43) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew on the island of Leros 16 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). WIA 20 August, 1943; hit by Soviet flak in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4014, no mention of crew injuries (KG-51 Loss List).
155 Freude, GerhardOgefr10/14/1918Koslitz, Lüben1/KG-54 Ju 88A-1 "B3 + ?H" (lost 8/21/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 21 August, 1940; shot down by RAF Spitfires of 234 Sq., piloted by S/L Joseph O'Brien & P/O Robert Doe. The AC crashed and burned at Hoplands Farm, King's Somborne, near Stockbridge, Hampshire, UK. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Max Dankwart Birkenstock (geb 12/16/1915 Neustettin), Obs; Uffz Rudolf Paul Schulze (geb 9/29/1919 Liegnitz), R/O and Gefr Franz Becker (1/18/1919 Hurth-Koln), Gnr. The crews remains were buried close to where their ac crashed, marked by a memorial stone. Source: KG-54 Archive & D.Drury.
156 Fritsch, HelmutLt9/27/1923Güstrow1/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332394 "6N + BH" (lost 5/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 May, 1944; crashed at Lechfeld during a non-operational flight, cause not given. Remaining crew: Uffz Eugen Strasser, geb 5/17/1921, (KIC), K.Obs; Uffz Alfred Becker, geb 11/8/1919, (WIC), R/O; Fw Herbert Menge, geb 10/26/1917, (WIC), Wart and Uffz Alois Dullinger, geb 3/3/1917, (WIC), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
157 Fritz, FranzUffz8/15/1922Fürstenfeld6/KG-26He 111H-6 Werk # 4569 "1H + AP" (lost 11/17/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, the night of 16/18 November, 1942, when their ac was lost over the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and Benghazi, Libya, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew (desig unk): Ofw Martin Graf, Ogefr Georg Mack and Uffz Paul Gottschlich. All four are commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
158 Froehling, Heinrich "Heiner"Lt4/ZG-76 (Jever 4/41)Bf 110D Werk # 3641 (80% damaged)Destroyer Operational ClaspKnown to have flown with Martin Drewes in the Denmark/Norway areas in March & April, 1941. On a flight from Jever to Rom Denmark, he landed at Rom and hit a soggy landing ground, severely damaging the AC, while he nor his R/O were injured. Source: Air War over Denmark. Alternate spelling: Fröhling.
159 Fuchs, FriedrichOgefrStab II/JG-53Bf 109F-2Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 December, 1941 as a passenger in a Bf 108, piloted by Uffz Friedrich Becker of 6 Staffel. The crashed into a mountain, killing both. Source: Jochen Prien
160 Fuchs, WolfgangOblt9/12/1919MunichStab/NJG-3 (Stade)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620551 "D5 + FA" (lost 12/31/44)EK-2, Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 December, 1944. Jager Blatt mention. Added: Buried at Fosse, near Bastogne (LOCS). Added: On this night, he is reported serving as R/O for Ofw Martin Kramer. He is now buried in the Ger War Cem at Lommel, Belgium, Blk 59, Gr 505. He may have been a pilot in his own right. (Seeking more detail from Wolfgang's Grandson 7/2021). Photo courtesy Michael Foerster


Lommel, Belgium
161 Fünfstuck, MartinLt11/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17/18 December, 1942 during aerial combat, crashing 3 km west of Werlte, near Sögel (Boiten). One known victory, a Stirling 15 km southwest of Amsterdam on 17 December, 1942.
162 Furcht, Helmut Lt3/KG-4He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "5J + BL" (or PL) (lost 6/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 26 June, 1940 after being shot down enroute to Birmingham, by a Spitfire of RAF No. 616 Sq., piloted by P/O D.S.Smith. Furcht crashed into the sea, aflame, 20 miles east of Humber, off the Yorkshire coast. Remaining crew (all MIA): Hptm Heinz Schröder (Stfkpt 3/KG-4), Observer, Ofw Martin Hartel, wireless operator and Fw Eugen Seitz, mechanic. The body of Furcht and one other crewman were recovered by HMS Brazen, and it is believed they were given a seamans burial. Added: The crash occurred at sea, off Withernsea. The second body believed buried at sea was Ofw Marti Hartel. The remaining two deceased are buried at Ysselsteyn, Schröder AR/10/238 and Seitz BQ/6/131 (D.Drury).
163 Gallmann, ErnstHptmIV & II/LG-1, Gruppe Adj Bordfliegergruppe 196 (Aalborg)Ju W34 Werk # 1436 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 24 March, 1944 when he was shot down by a Mosquito "LR 374" of RAF No. 613 Sq., piloted by Wing Commander John R.D. Braham and Navigator S/Ldr Robertson. The AC was hit on the starboard wing, caught fire and crashed to the ground near Sdr, Tranders Denmark. The entire crew perished in the fiery crash. Remaining crew (KIA): Gruppe Kdr ObstLt Gerrit Wiegmink, Pilot; Uffz Friedrich Brüske and Uffz Martin Liess. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 29 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
164 Gänsler, WilhelmOfw5/22/1919Oberndorf Württemberg115Observer/Gunner NJG-1 & NJG-4Bf 110
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(1/17/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Although not a pilot, he was the Night Fighters most successful gunner, and famous for his outstanding vision. He flew gunner for Ludwig Becker and Schnaufer, 150 missions. His victory participations were 17 with Becker and 98 with Schnaufer. Deceased 22 November, 1985. Photo
165 Gebauer, GerhardUffz1/3/19181/Ku.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0717 "S4 + HH" (lost 7/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1941 with unnamed crew after being hit by ships AA fire while attacking same off Montrose. The ac crashed at the Lauriston Railway Station. (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Lt.z.S. Eduard Erich Becker, Obs (geb 1/16/1920, bur CC, 4.F.5); Ogefr Fritz Otto Föse, R/O (but CC, 4.7.F) and Uffz Hans Steggemann, Gnr (bur CC, 4.F.6). Pilot Gebauer bur CC, 4.F.8 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
166 Gebhardt, MartinGefr2/JG-51Bf 109E (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 28 July, 1940 during aerial combat with Spitfires, while escorting bombers, halfway across the Dover Straits. Source: John Weal.
167 Genke, UdoOfw3(F)/33 (Channel/Atlantic)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 881513 "8H + EL" (lost 4/4/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC (? See NOTE) 4 April, 1943, reason and futher detail unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Theo Gilbert, Observer; Oblt Martin Daberkow, R/O and Uffz Heinrich Lengmann, Mechanic. Only known crew to survive was Daberkow, who was known to be in another crash, in a Siebel 204 on 4 May, 1945. Jager Blatt 2/2004. NOTE: Per Ju 88 Loss List & LW Loss Report, micro roll #9, "Crew Returned".
168 Gilbert, HansLt3/23/1920Sobernheim bei Kreuznach7/KG-40 (Banak)Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0163 "F8 + ES" (lost 10/11/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC and missing at sea 11 October, 1944; the AC went down at Lavanger Fjord, south of Bardufoss during a delivery flight, cause not given. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofhr Gert Jochums, geb 12/22/1924, Co-pilot (bur Ger War Cem Narvik, Blk 8, Row IIA, Gr 20); Ofw Martin Hochmuth, geb 2/21/1916, R/O (missing); Fw Hubert Langguth, geb 6/28/1918, Wart (missing) and Fw Hans Prahl, geb 12/15/1916, Gnr (bur Ger War Cem Narvik, Blk 8, Row E1, Gr 15). Source: B.Bines & D.Drury. Added: The tail broke off of the heavily loaded ac over the fjord. In addition to the crew, there were 41 Lw Hilferinen passengers and 5 senior officers transfering from Finland to Vaernes (Flyvrak Norway).
169 Gläser, MartinUffz107/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 7 July, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 4 & 5, two Il-2s(m.H.) on 9 August, 1943. A 6th, a Pe-2 N of Spas-Demensk on 12 August, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) E of Dukhovshchina on 13 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-4 NE of Dukhovshchina on 14 August, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-5 S of Spas-Demensk on 22 August, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG at Smolensk on 20 September, 1943.
170 Gombert, EduardUffz6/8/1922Zweibrüggen JFS-Eschborn, Stab/Erg.-Sud (N.Africa?) Possibly Bf 109F-4 (Trop) (lost 4/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC south of Ebercastres, 14 April, 1943 "suffered the relentless fate by crashing fatally during a hunting flight". He was buried in the Heldenfriedhof next to his brother, Martin, KIA in Russia, 28 October, 1941 (Remembrance Card via Emilie Stewart). The Volksbund states he is buried in Berneuil, France.

171 Grell, Hans JürgenLt12/10/19154/KG-76Ju 88 A-1 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down by a Defiant of RAF No.264 Sq. over the Channel, south of Manston England 24 August, 1940. Remaining crew: Uffz Arthur Henneberg, Fw Martin Thomas and Uffz Alfred Wetzker. Crew disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2001 & 6/2001. Added: The crew of four were KIA, and three of the four washed ashore on the Dutch side. They were believed attacked by either a Defiant of No.264 Sq. or Hurricanes of No, 501 Sq.. The ac crashed into the English Channel, off the Kent coast, near Manston. Three of the deceased buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk BF, Row 4; pilot Grell Gr 88, observer Thomas Gr 93 and gunner Wetzker Gr 92. There is no known grave for radio operator Henneberg (D.Drury).
172 Gross, RobertFw2(F)/Ob. d. L. (Le Bourget)Do 215B Werk # 0083 (dam 3/10/41)EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational ClaspOn 10 March, 1941, his Dornier collided with an He 111 of Wekusta 5 while taking off from Le Bourget, crew dispositions unknown (LOCS). Added: Known Remaining crew: Oblt Martin Baumgartner, Obs and Fw Karl Böhm, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
173 Grossgarts, PeterOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr. 506 (10/39 List), 1/Ku.Fl.Gr.-906 (2/42 Brest-Poulmic)He 115B Werk # 1876 (Floatplane Lost 10/39), He 115C Werk # 3243 "8L + DH" (dam 2/10/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 10 February, 1942 when he made a force landing at Brest Süd due to fog. Remaining crew: Ofhr Roland Grimm, Obs (KIC; buried Ger.War Cem. Ploudaniel-Lesneven Fr, Blk 9, Row 2, Gr 35) and Uffz Herbert Schneider, R/O (Inj). Shot down 21 October, 1939 by Hurricanes of RAF No. 46 Sq., crashing into the North Sea. Navigator Lt Gottfried A.A. Lenz was wounded in the hand and lower leg by gunfire. Both crewmen were able to exit the AC and were picked up by the Danish steamship "Dagmar Clausen". On 25 October they were turned over to Danish authorities at Korsor, and permitted to return to Germany on 30 October, 1939. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Although unconfirmed, the third crewman may have been a Helmuth Becker, R/O, who perished (Luftwaffe-zur-See.de via D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Grossgart.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
174 Grundmann, Hans JoachimHptmStffüh 6/KG-51 '42), Stfkpt 6/KG-51 (4 to 7 '44), Kdr II/KG-51 (3/45 to end)Me 262A/1a & Me 262A/2a "9K + AC"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/42)


EP (4/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Replaced Martin Vetter. More specific detail added by Robert Randall.
175 Grunert, MartinOfw 1(F)/100, 1(F)/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430127 "T5 + CH" (lost 10/6/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his Observer Hptm Forster and two other unnamed crew 6 October, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List & DK-G Awards List). Added: Location reported as Stalingrad-Halhutta. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Edmund Forster, Obs; Fw Hans Bölting, R/O and Gefr Fiebrans (or Fiebranz), Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Grunnert.
176 Grünke, OswaldOfw8/24/1911Oskrode5/KG-76 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4159 "F1 + DN" (lost 11/2/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at New Barn Farm, near Southfleet, Kent, on 2 November, 1940, after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Ofw Albert Vogl, Obs (KIA); Uffz Martin Biller, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Erich Stumpp, Gnr (MIA). The three deceased buried at CC, Blk 9, Row 4, Gr 24. All three listed on a single stone. (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
177 Günther, MartinUffzII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 5/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410238 "White 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 January, 1944 when he collided with Uffz Erwin Hanke (KIA) during a surveillance flight SE of Amiens
178 Günther, NikolausLt1/6/19209/KG-40Fw 200C-4/U3 Werk # 0178 "F8 + NT" (lost 7/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 9 July, 1943, no further detail (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, H. Breuer). Added: The entire crew were KIA after being attacked by Beaufighters of No.248 Sq., and badly damaged, they crashed into cliffs near Vale da Telha, W of Aljezur, Portugal. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Weigert, Co-pilot; Ogefr Ernst Herppich, Obs; Uffz Werner Riecke, R/O 1; Uffz Walter Beck, R/O 2; Uffz Martin Angermann, Flt Engr and Fw Johann Bauer, Gnr. The deceased are buried in what appears to be a municipal (civilian) cemetery in Aljezur Portugal (D.Drury).
179 Gutzmann, MartinMaj10/17/1904Kdr I/KG-2 (8/40 Cambrai-Epinoy)Do 17Z EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. POW 26 August, 1940 when a Do 17Z, piloted by Uffz Ambros Schmölzer was shot down during an attack on Eastchurch airdrome. Gutzmann was named as Gunner on this flight! See Uffz Schmölzer for further detail.
180 Hackl, GottfriedOblt6/15/1921Austria7(Schl)/LG-1 ?, 7/SG-1 ("44 S.U., 45 Reich Def)Hs 123, Fw 190F-8Wound Badge (4/45)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Severely wounded in April 1945 during aerial combat with a P-38. Served in the Luftwaffe from 1941 to 1945. Survived the war, became a lawyer and still resides in Austria in 2013. Source: Martin Hackl, his son.
181 Hadeball, Heinz MartinHptm4/22/1921337/NJG-1 (7/41), 2/NJG-1 (6/43), Stfkpt 12 & 3/NJG-4, Stfkpt 3/NJG-6 (1/44), Kdr I/NJG-6 (4/44)Bf 110
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 14/15 January, 1944 at Bad Gandersheim, near Goslar (Balss). 350 combat missions, all victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Hampden on 13 July, 1941, no location. A Halifax the night of 14-15 August, 1941, no location. Another, a Wellington on 7-8 September, 1941, no location. Another victory, a Beaufighter on 17 June, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 33 victories.
182 Hager, H.Uffz8/JG-301Fw 190A-8 (most likely) (lost 3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s of 486FS, 352FG. Source: Martin Bowman.
183 Hain, MartinUffz3/12/1922Potsdam38/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760198 "Black 3" (5% dam 6/11/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163130 "Black 1" (lost 7/3/44) EK 2(6/22/44)
Wound Badge(7/27/44)
Class "C" Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Servenaia, defending Ploesti. He was attacked by fighters and wounded, but bailed successfully. His "Black 3" damaged during combat at Mihai-Bracul on 11 June, 1944, pilot OK. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 NE of Miroshi Romania on 10 June, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) at Guvezde Bulgaria on 11 June, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 on 3 July, 1944, no location. Deceased 1 July, 2010 (Jens Beyersdorf).
184 Handke, ErichOfw11/2/1920Darmstadt59IV/NJG-1, III/NJG-1Bf 110 Radio Operator
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(1/17/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Although not a pilot, Handke flew 129 Night missions and therefore participated in the 59 victories. First 14 victories with Fw Schorsch Fraft (who was later killed), 8 with Heinz Schnaufer, until he found Martin Drewes, his definate driver, with whom he changed over to III Gruppe. Deceased 11 November, 1987.
185 Händler, MartinFw9/KG-26 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144141 "1H + HT" (lost 8/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, three other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
186 Hanke, ErwinUffz1II/JG-26 (joins 3/43), 4/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2371 (or 2372) "White 14" (lost 6/20/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57321 "White 9" (10% dam 9/6/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 2 January, 1944 in Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550556 "White 1" when he collided with Uffz Martin Günther SE of Amiens. WIA a 2nd time, 6 September, 1943, by bomber return fire and the subsequent force landing at Romily-sur-Seine. WIA 20 June, 1943 when he was shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 421 Sq at Orchies, SE of Capelle. His one victory, a Spitfire 3 km W of Berck-sur-Mer on 4 September, 1943.
187 Hansen, HeinzUffz7/JG-2 (5/43), 9/JG-2 (10/43) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14995 (65% dam 5/29/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7325 (lost 10/2/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 2 October, 1943 near La Vileneuf-St Martin France, cause not given. Added: He crashed his Bf 109 on 29 May, 1943 on takeoff from the Dinard airfield, his disposition unknown (absa3945).
188 Harlinghausen, MartinObstlt1/17/1902Rheda, WestfalenKG-30 (12/40), II/KG-76 (1/41), Kdr KG-26 (1/42-11/42 S.U.), KG-40He 111H, He 111 Variant as Torpedo carrier, He 115
RK(5/4/40)
EL(1/30/41)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
See Kowalewski, Robert (they flew together). Harlinghausen was one of those who flew on the Scapa Flow raid. Sometimes referred to as the "Father of Torpedo Aviation". His command included 6/KG-26 & 1/KG-28 (later redesignated 4/KG-26, torpedo units in Russia. The first bomber pilot to receive the RK & Oakleaves. Retired as Bundeswehr General of the Luftwaffe, 1961. Deceased 23 March, 1986 in Gütersloh.
189 Haufe, MartinUffz21/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175143 "White 15" (lost 10/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 October, 1944 near Bonn (Jager Blatt 6/2002). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Chelles, E of Paris, on 20 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 at Duisburg on 27 September, 1944. Mombeek spells the name Hauffe and has Martin in 1/JG-1, and identified the A-8 by Werk #.
190 Hausmann, MartinFw42/JG-3Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st Soviet, an unnamed AC on 1 October, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, a Pe-2 on 18 December, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 (HSS) 3 km W of Venlo on 12 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Westerschelde on 11 November, 1943. One "unconfirmed, a P-47 at Vilsteren on 13 November, 1943.
191 Havighorst, LudwigOfwOstbevern, GermanyIII/KG-26 (7/40 Scapa Flow Raid participant), I/KG-26 (9/40) redesignated III/KG-27 in July, 1941, 5/KG-27 (12/41)He 111H-3 "TI +K1" with Gericke, He 111 "1G + NN" with Denz
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Although not a pilot, his record is as noteworthy as that of Schnaufers crew, all bestowed with the Knights Cross. Originally in the 26th Infantry Regt., he transferred into the Luftwaffe in January, 1940. He graduated from Bombardier school and served with notable pilots such as Fw Becker over England, Uffz Hugo Greeven over England, Uffz Dries along the French Coast, Heinz Gericke (where Ludwig was designated as AC Commander, even tho he was not a pilot) over England, the French Coast and Russia, Lt Heinz Bussemer in Russia, Oblt Plümecke in Russia, and the most numerous (251) with Uffz Ludwig Denz in Russia. Altho nominated three times for the RK after his 400th mission, 4 October, 1943, his recommendations kept getting overlooked, even tho 400 was the acceptable number for bomber crews. 427 combat missions. In November, 1944, he was promoted to Oblt., and served in the 9th Paratrooper Regt, 15th Combat Engineer Company. A 4th RK recommendation was submitted by his Paratrooper Commander. Captured on 4 March, 1945, by American troops, he was released from captivity on 12 September, 1945.
192 Hecht, WaldemarGefr2/19/1923FFS B7 (Clermont-Ferrand)Si-204 Werk # 46 (lost 2/4/44)Trainee?KIC 4 February, 1944 with pilot Gefr Arnold Becker, geb 7/29/22 and Observer Uffz Heinz Horn, geb 7/18/22, cause unknown. The occupants of the small village of Auvergnate Fr. heard the ac in distress before it hit the ground and burned. All the crew are buried at Dagneux Cemetery. See pilot Arnold Becker for more detail. Source: French Crash Report online, thanks to F. Braun.
193 Hegendörfer, FritzOfw 2(F)/Aüf.Kl.Gr. Ob. d. L. (Poltava, Ukraine) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430245 "T5 + FK" (lost 8/14/42) DK-G (5/22/42), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1942 when he was sd in the Machatsch-Kala-Baku area (Azerbaijan) (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: His ac was sd by fighters of 82 IAP, piloted by V.A.Borisov and A.N.Shcherbinok, and came down at Khachmaz (or Hachmaz), Azerbaijan. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Martin Baumgartner, Obs; Uffz Franz Nadansky, R/O; and Ofw Ernst Scheithauer, Gnr. The fate of the crew uncertain; one source says two were captured, another source suggests all were captured (D.Drury).
194 Heidenreich, MartinOfw3/JG-11 (Oldenburg), 1/JG-11 (3/44)Fw 190A (undamaged), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430667 (lost 3/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 March, 1944 during aerial combat near Grinau, by Schwarmstedt. Made a successful emergency landing on 20 February, 1944 after engaging American bombers over Denmark. Low on fuel, he landed in Gislev without incident. The Fw 190 was flown away after minor repairs were made after a guard accidentally ejected the canopy. Source: Air War over Denmark.
195 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.
196 Heinze, MartinOfw16/ZG-1 (2/44)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 NW of Gmünded on 23 February, 1944.
197 Heitsch, RolfFw8/KG-76Do 17Z Werk # 2555 "F1 + FS" (lost 9/15/40)POW 15 September, 1940 after his ac was damaged by AA fire and then attacked by Spitfires of No.609 Sq., piloted by F/O John C.Dundas & P/O Eugene Q.Tobin. The ac crash landed at Castle Farm, Shoreham, Kent. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Pfeiffer, Obs (WIA/POW); Fw Stefan Schmid, R/O (WIA/DOW 9/15/40, bur CC/1/7/250) and Fw Martin Sauter, Flt Engr (WIA/POW). This particular ac was found to have a rear-facing flame thrower which had proved ineffective in earlier engagements (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
198 Helber, RolfOfw84/JG-51 (5/41), Erg/JGr Süd (10/42 France)Bf 109E-4 "White 4" in 4/JG-51, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9552 (lost 10/24/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 24 October, 1942; crashed his F-2 near the Villacoublat airfield while on a non-combat flight. One known victory, said to be his 2nd, a Spitfire 5 km south of Gravelines, 7 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, two Martin B-26s on 25 June, 1941. A 4th known, a SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. A 5th, an R-3 on 13 October, 1941. Final victory count may be higher, Magnus.
199 Hennemann, MartinFhr1I/JG-26 (joins 5/44), 9/JG-26Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440668 "White 16" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 August, 1944, shot down NW of Avranches by ground fire while strafing troops at Avranches. He died in his G-6 in the ensuing crash. .His one victory, a P-47 of 404FG at St. Lo on 27 July, 1944.
200 Hennig, MartinUffz7/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682280 "White 6" (lost 11/27/44 at Blankenburg/Harz)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters at Blankenburg. Source: JG-300 Loss List

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