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1101 Baumberger, ErichOfw5(H)/11 (3/43), NAGr.-1 (7/43)Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2380 (lost 3/29/43), Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125252 (lost 7/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 29 March, 1943 during enemy fighter attack at Nowo Buchmutski Russia. His two unnamed crew; one WIA, one KIA. WIA a 2nd time on 27 July, 1943 ; downed over Russia in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 8825. His Observer this time, Hptm Albert Wirges WIA and the 3rd crewman KIA. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
1102 Baumeister, Anton Hptm4/15/1909Stuttgart7/NJG-3Bf 110, Ju 88 Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 27 November, 1943 when he landed too hard 2 km north of Nordholz while on a training flight. Source: M. Balss. Buried in Merseburg.
1103 Baumeister, BrunoUffz12/ZG-1 (12/42), 3/ZG-1 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 110 Werk # 050 "S9 + CK" (lost 12/31/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His Wk# 050 reported lost 31 December, 1942 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 1947 due to flak, crew returned OK (Bf 110 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943.
1104 Baumeister, JosefOfw1/ Fl.ü.G.-1 SüdMe 410 Werk # 120014 (lost 2/25/44)Pilot BadgeKIC 25 February, 1944; crashed 4km NE of Nancy due to engine failure while on a delivery flight. His R/O Uffz Karl Wolschendorf was also killed.
1105 Baumeister, PeterFw8/KG-53 (2/37 to 7/40)He 111H-2 Werk # Unk (lost 7/12/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspFlugbuch. Added: POW 12 July, 1940; sd with wounds by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq., piloted by P/O Geoffrey Edw.Pittman & Sgt Desmond Fopp. The Heinkel crashed into the sea off Orfordness, Suffolk. Remaining crew: Oblt Helmut von Brocke, Obs (WIA/DOW, bur at sea); Uffz Werner Weber & Fw B.Wlazlak (or Wloylak), designations and fate unknown; and Gefr Alfred Mehringer (WIA/DOW, bur at sea) (D.Drury).
1106 Baumeister, WolfgangUffz13/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 "ED-57" at Seehausen, S of Wittenberge, on 18 April, 1944.
1107 Bäumel, FranzLt3/11/1919Wuppertal4/KG-1 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7170 "V4 + DM" (lost 5/12/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 May, 1941 when his ac was severely damaged by AA fire at RAF Watton, Norfolk, and eventually crashed at Scoulton, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Ofw herbert Ausserfeld, Obs (KIA); Uffz Hans Simon, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Max König, Flt Engr (WIA). The three deceased are buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 18 as follows: Lt Bäumel Gr 425, Ofw Ausserfeld Gr 424 and Uffz Simon Gr 426 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1108 Bäumel, ZenoLt16/JG-77 (4/43), 9/JG-77Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G "Yellow 7" in 9 Staffel EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 20 km north of Kelibia on 30 April, 1943. During the evacuation of North Africa, Bäumel withnessed Ernst Reinerts 154th victory, a Grumman Martlet, as they were departing.
1109 Bäumener, HelmutFw5/3/19193I/JG-26 (joins 3/43 in Russia), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2688 (75% dam 9/8/43)
EK 1 & 2 & Narvik Sh.(as Wehr. Inf. vet)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
WIA 20 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire. Returned to 3/JG-26 at Maldegem, Belgium in August, 1943 after a long convalescence. WIA 8 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 302 Sq. W of Cambrai, near Vendeville. Severely injured, he force landed in a farmyard in Sainghain-en-Melantois, in the Lille area, however, never returned to JG-26. Survived the war; died in September 1991.
1110 Bäumer, AdolfOblt7/19/1915Bochum1/KG-3, 13/KG-3 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6534 "5E + JX" (lost 9/29/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 29 September, 1943 when he crashed into the sea outside Kahlberg Sweden. No official reason is listed for the crash although Swedish AA fired upon numerous unidentified aircraft this date. Remaining crew (all KIC); Uffz Erich Gluch (born 11/5/1921, Buried Trelleborg Sweden), Uffz Han Horster (born 7/16/1917 Homberg, Buried in Germany), Flg Alfons Engemann (born 10/12/1924 Lünen, Buried in Germany). Source: B.Widfeldt
1111 Baumer, AlfredUffz13/JG-53 (9/40), 1/JG-53 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109E-4/B (9/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5499 (lost 6/29/41) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 29 June, 1941 in a ramming accident with F-2 Wk# 8094 during a takeoff at Baranowitschi. Source: Jochen Prien. His first known victory, a Soviet I-15 on 26 June, 1941.
1112 Bäumer, Hans JoachimOblt2/6/191211/Versuchs Verband Ob.d.L. (Channel)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 0678 "T9 + FH" (lost 4/20/43) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
POW 20 April, 1943; after he downed a Spitfire over the Themsemündung (Thames Estuary), and was then shot down by a Spitfire of No. 332 Sq., piloted by 2/Lt Marius Eriksen, over Chelmsford England. The ac crashed into the sea off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Paul Hunold, Observer (age 33) and Ofw Hermann Dietz, R/O. Source: SIG Norway, Jager Blatt 2/2001 & Ju 88 Loss List.
1113 Bäumer, HelmutUffz4/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441455 "White 5 + -" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 and a P-47 15km south of Gross-Wulkow.
1114 Baumert, ErnstUffz14/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782406 "Black 9" (dam 11/2/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported as wounded at Schönbeck on 2 November, 1944, no further detail (JG-4 List).
1115 Baumert, HeinzObltAufkl.Gr.Ju 188, Me 410
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1116 Baumestner,Uffz17/JG-51Bf 109F, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known victory, a Pe-2 12 km S of Subzoff on 17 December, 1942.
1117 Baümgart,Fw23/JG-5Fw 190A, Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Strasbourg on 27 May, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at Montdidier on 7 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Baumgert.
1118 Baumgart, ErnstLt7/JG-300, II(Sturm)/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682973 (90% dam 2/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 February, 1945; crashed at Küstrin due to enemy fire.
1119 Baumgart, HansUffz22/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15577 "Black 6" (lost 7/5/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 during aerial combat with 10 Il-2s in the Belgorod area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 14 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 12 June, 1943.
1120 Baumgart, HorstUffz8/1/1923Breslau8/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ES" (lost 7/31/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 31 July, 1944 when his ac was sd by flak south of Saint Lo, Manche, France. Another source suggests the location was either Gavre (Gavray?) or Les Mesnil-Herman. Remaining crew: Ogefr Bruno Richard Sitek, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Ernst Specht, R/O (POW) and Uffz Ernst Kaupa, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, France, among the unknowns (D.Drury). Added: A new source, Combat Report RAF 219 Sq, BS/219/18, reveals the strong possibility that Uffz Baumgart and crew were sd by a Bradwell Bay Mosquito NF XXX, piloted by F/Lt E.W.Campbell & Nav-R/O WO G.H.Lawrence, N.E of Avrances at 0005 Hours, 1 August, 1944 (A.Barnwell, Grandson, 3/2021).
1121 Baumgart, SiegfriedUffz6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5/U2 Werk # 110015 "Yellow 7" (dam 1/11/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crash landed near Hildesheim. Later flown by Uffz Hubertus Bachmann, and lost, when Bachmann went MIA 15 March, 1944.
1122 Baumgarten,OfwII/KG-53He 111Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 November, 1942. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Goldamer, Fw Köberle and Uffz Anders. Brekken
1123 Baumgarten, ErwinLt61/JG-27 (2/44), 5/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 March, 1945. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 SW of Sankt Pölten on 22 February, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 S of Linz on 24 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) NE of Braunschweig on 29 April, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, both P-47s in the Bocholt/Dinslaken area on 25 March, 1945. His 6th, an Auster S of Detmold on 2 April, 1945. Magnus.
1124 Baumgarten, Richard EwaldLt52/JG-21 (5/40), III/JG-52 (10/41 Crimea)Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 November, 1941, colliding with an I-16 during aerial combat near Vlastovka, his 5th victory. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. A 2nd, a Soviet R-10 Reconnaissance Bomber on 9 October, 1941 near Rostov-on-Don. A 3rd, an I-16 Rata near Rostov on 2 November, 1941. A 4th, an I-16 on 16 November, 1941. (Sacic & Ciglic-Osprey).
1125 Baumgartl, ErichHptm10/24/1918BraunsdorfStfkpt 3/KG-55 (7/43), Kdr I/KG-30 (2/44), Kdr I/KG-55 (7/44)He 111H, Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330406 "4D + AH" (lost 7/12/44)
RK(7/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1944, sd by a British Mosquito night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Fritz Pleger, Obs and Uffz Karl Cyrus, Gnr. The unnamed R/O managed to bail safely.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Baumgartl with Ju88 after belly-landing
1126 Baumgartner, FerdinandFw1(H)/14Hs 126 Werk # Unk (dam 5/16/40)Observer Operational ClaspThe crew of two were uninjured when they crashed at Rillaar, Belgium 16 May, 1940. They ran out of fuel during a reconnaissance flight. The second crewman was an Uffz Schulze. It is uncertain which of the two was the pilot (D.Drury).
1127 Baumgartner, HeinrichFw11/KG-26 (Lübeck-Blankensee)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142450 "1H + LW" (lost 6/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 14 June, 1944 when their ac was reported to have crashed into the Baltic Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Dehler (MIA), Ogefr Hans Heinrich Gellert (possibly Johann Heinrich Gellert buried Höxter Gr 8) and Gefr Alfred Janik (MIA) (D.Drury).
1128 Baumgartner, Herbert Oblt4/7/19172/KG-27 (2/42 S.U.)He 111H-6 Werk # Unk "1G + HK" (lost 3/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspIt is alleged that he deserted to the Soviets on 4 March, 1942. It is also alleged that he authored a leaflet dropped on his Luftwaffe airfield, encouraging five of his fellow pilots, Krenz, Lessmaier, Wagner, Lohmann and Klein to desert. Officially listed as MIA (LOCS).
1129 Baumgartner, KurtOblt2/8/19203(F)/Ob,d.L. (8/42 S.U.), 2/FAGr-5 (2/44)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10082 (lost 8/6/42), Ju 290A-5 Werk # 110177 "9V + DK" (lost 2/16/44) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash after takeoff from the Gostkino-Charkow airfield on 6 August, 1942, on a non-operational flight, due to a servicing fault (LOCS). Added: MIA 16 February, 1944 while flying as Co-pilot for Hptm Karl Friedrich Bergen. They were sd into the Atlantic, west of Ireland, by two Grumman Martlets, of No.811 Sq. off the escort carrier HMS Biter. See Hptm Karl Friedrich Bergen for further detail (D.Drury).
1130 Baumgartner, PeterLt1/15/1915V.Fl.Korps ('41), 7/KG-55 (1/42 Dnjepropetrowsk, Ukaine), 10/KG-55 (7/42), Stfkpt 1/KG-55 (2/44), 1/KG(J)-55 (2/45)He 111H-6 Werk # 7207 "G1 + KR" (lost 5/24/42), Me 262 in KG(J)-55
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/1/42)
EP (9/23/41),
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) when he was involved in an ac loss 24 May, 1942, cause & location unknown. Remaining crew (all return safely): Fw Siegfried Zantke, Obs; Fw Hans Köhler, R/O; Fw Karl Haselbeck, Flt Engr and Uffz Hans Krebel, Gnr. DK-G Awards List, LOCS & D.Drury.
1131 Baumgartner, RobertLt7/23/19163(F)/SAGr-125 (12/43), Fl.Erg.Gr. (See) (2/44), 2(F)/SAGr.131 (8/44), 1Erg/JGr.Süd (9/44), 12/JG-301 (10/44), 16/JG-300 (11/44)BV 138C-1 Werk # 311048 "7R + CL" (dam 1/16/44) in SAGr.-125, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490713 "Blue 2" (dam 11/16/44) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp & Fighter Operational Clasp (?) Injured in a crash on 16 January, 1944, when as a crewman on BV 138, their ac made ground contact during takeoff from Varna. Injured a second time on 29 November, 1944, now a pilot, circumstances unknown (LOCS & D.Drury).
1132 Baumgartner, RudolfUffz6/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 801385 "B3 + WP" (lost 1/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at London 29 January, 1944, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: This ac failed to return from a mission to London. Remaining crew (believed MIA): Uffz Josef Poster, Uffz Johannes Scholz and Ogefr Siegfried Madritsch (D.Drury).
1133 Baumgartner, vonFhr1/JG-11Most likely an Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 May, 1945, reason unknown, on a Ferry Flight to Leck. Mombeek MIA List.
1134 Baumgartner, WilhelmOfw10/25/1913Switzerland (?)34 9/JG-77 (1/41-5/41 Romania), 7/JG-77 (10/42 S.U.; 4/43/Tunisia) Bf 109E-4 (50% dam 1/41 Fr.), Bf 109E & F in Russia, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7192 "Yellow 2" (25% dam 10/15/41), Bf 109G (Trop) in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13996 "White 10" (lost 4/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 April, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire 2 km south of Sedjoumi. Baumgartner damaged his E-4 on 5 January, 1941, on a takeoff from Dinan France (D.Dahiot). Briefly a POW on 15 October, 1941 when making an emergency landing 45 km south of Ischum. Added: His wingman this day was Uffz Franz Schmidt, who downed a Soviet Pe-2 bomber (C.Sundin). He escaped and returned on 29 October. The AC was apparently recovered, as it was reported 25% damaged in combat on 3 November. His first victory, a Hurricane I northeast of Malemes, into the sea, on 14 May, 1941. One known Soviet victory in 9 Staffel was a Russian MiG-3 piloted by Lt Stepan Komlev, who successfully bailed out. A triple Soviet victory on 5 February, 1942; Two SB-2s and a MiG-3. A DB-3 on 16 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 May, 1942. A Soviet triple on 11 May, 1942; two I-61s and a Pe-2. An Il-2 on 13 May, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 16 May, 1942. His 24th victory, an unnamed Soviet AC on 7 June, 1942. His 26th was a Soviet AC on 2 July, 1942. His 27th, a Pe-2 on 10 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 4 October, 1942. One known Desert victory, a Kittyhawk on 10 March, 1943. Another, an Aircobra on 13 March, 1943. Added: Ofw Baumgartner buried in the German War Cem., Bordj-Cedria, Tunisia, "Hof MOR, Ossario 6, Tafel 12" (D.Drury).
1135 Bäumker, Gerhard GerdFwBomber unitJu 88S-1, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1136 Baumking, WernerUffz13/JG-52 (2/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 1 February, 1944.
1137 Bäumler, ErichFw4/KG-3Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1138 Bäumler, HansOfw4/5/19151(F)/124 (Bardufoss) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 088 0696 "G2 + CH" (lost 7/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 7 July, 1941 when he crashed at Stormauken, by Rundhaug, 18km W of Bardufoss, on a non-operational transfer flight due to heavy fog. Remaining crew (all KIC): Oblt Karl Hönsbröch, Observer; Uffz Kurt Sandvoss, R/O and Uffz Georg Erbar, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Ofw Baumler buried at Narvik Norway, Blk 8. Row C, Gr 12. Oblt Hönsbröch (aka Karl Graf von und zu Hoensbroech) believed buried in an unknown grave in Narvik. Also in Narvik, Blk 8, Row C, Uffz Sandvoss in Gr 10, and Uffz Erbar in Gr 9 (D.Drury).
1139 Baumschulte, HubertOfw8/StG-77Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1140 Baumung, WolfgangOblt3(F)/123 (Atlantic)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 1748 "4U + DL" (lost 6/7/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with one unnamed crew 7 June, 1942; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 600 Sq. (Harvey & Wickstead), crashed into the sea off Lands End, two other crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1141 Baun, AlbrechtFw56/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat southwest of Portland, crashing at Weymouth (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk 75A S of Saarbrücken, 24 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Morane SW of Saargemund, 31 october, 1939. His 3rd, a Potez 63 at Signy l Abbaye, 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Bloch 151 E of Compiegne, 7 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SW of Portland, 15 August, 1940. His surname, Baun, may be incorrect. His first three victories reported on the OKL as Braun. For purposes of the Archive, I have used the surname Baun. Magnus Report.
1142 Baungart, ErnstLt4/JG-300Fw 190A-8 "White 5" (lost 1/24/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 January, 1945, cause and location not reported.
1143 Baunicke,Fw15/ZG-26Me 410A 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 W of Freising on 22 February, 1944.
1144 Baur-Bargehr, Hans-GeorgOfhr9/25/1923Vienna, Austria 11/JG-54 & 14/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 9/21/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731040 "Black 4" (lost) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 27 December, 1944 near Schnee-Eifel Belgium while flying Werk# 731040, after aerial combat with P-47s. His grave was later found in Franken, but his Father had him interned in Innsbruck in 1946. He lost an earlier A-8 at Vriezenveen Holland on 21 September, 1944, bailed safely with wounds (DeSwart).
1145 Baur,Fw12/JG-104Fw 190A-3
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 N of Kitzingen on 14 October, 1943.
1146 Baur,Hptm2I/JG-53Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 2nd, a P-38 at Mogliano Veneto on 7 April, 1944.
1147 Baur, Johann HansLt4/24/1897 Führer Kurier Staffel (Hitlers Chief Pilot) Fw 200 "26 + 00" best known of Hitlers planes, Ju 52 & Various
EK 1 & 2
Liason or Transport Operational Clasp
Russian POW in May, 1945. Released after 10 years in Russian captivity along with Hajo Hermann, Hermann Graf, Ferdinand Schoerner, Hartmann and Wiese. A WWI ace with 6 victories in 160 Observer missions, and post war Commercial pilot, he became a Party member in 1926 and in 1932 began piloting Hitler. So impressed by Baur, Hitler kept his loyal and trusted pilot until his death in 1945. Baur was an Oberführer in the SS, as was Heydrich. Believed to be a Lt General in the Post-war Luftwaffe. Deceased 17 February, 1993.
1148 Baur, Karl11/13/1911LaichingenEKdo-262, JG-7, III/EJG-2 (3/45 Lechfeld)Me 262B1a, Me 163A design engineer and Messerschmidt Factory Chief Test Pilot. Survived the war. Pictured at a 1953 reunion with other Me 262 and Me 163 jet pilots. Jager Blatt 6/2003. Alternate spelling: Baür.
1149 Baur, PeterUffz6/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670417 "S + -" (lost 10/9/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 9 October, 1943 by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 10114.
1150 Baur, WalterLt39/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440924 "Yellow 4 + I" (lost 7/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 July, 1944 during aerial combat in the Seine-Mündung area. One known victory, his 2nd and 3rd, both B-17s, one of which was HSS, E of Nangis (Fr.?) on 14 June, 1944. They were labeled nos. 2 & 3, however, I never did see the 1st in either the Wood or the Perry lists.
1151 Baureithel, EugenHptmII/Schl.G-1 (5/43 S.U.), Kdr I/SG-104 (4/45)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5959 (25% dam 5/30/43), Fw 190F & Ju 87DWound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 30 May, 1943 by flak near Anapa Russia, an Oblt at the time. Alternate spelling: Baureuthel.
1152 Baurie, TheoLtStfkpt 3/SG-3 (Finland '44)Ju 85D-5 "S7 + AL"Dive Bomber Operational Clasp His R/O-Gnr unknown. Source: Finland Aviation Museum
1153 Bausacher, F.FwStab I/KG-26 (4/40 Aalborg West)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 4/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 10 April, 1940; sd during a raid on Scapa Flow by a Hurricane from No. 111 Sq., crashed off the Shetland Islands (Stankey & DeZeng).
1154 Bausch,Fw32/JG-302Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 W of Budapest on 2 July, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 SW of Munich on 19 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) at Traunsee on 21 July, 1944.
1155 Bausch, HansLt22/ZG-76 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120084 (dam 10/4/43), Me 410A & B
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 4 October, 1943 during aerial combat near Koblenz, his unnamed R/O OK (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Komarno on 16 June, 1944. A B-17 in the Budapest area on 2 July, 1944.
1156 Bausch, HeinzUffz5/JG-5, 6/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk# 5975 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 5/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1942; Aerial combat, Ura-Guba (Urabucht). This AC was found in 1993. Source: R.Rautio & M.Krajci.
1157 Bauschke, HorstHptm6/8/1920Berlin, NeuköllnStab/Aufkl.Gr.11 (5/42 S.U.), 2(H)/21 8/43), 6(H)/Aufkl.Gr.12 (disband 5/44), 8/NAGr-8 (5/44 to end)Hs 126B, Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
Began his Luftwaffe flying career as a FhjUffz in August, 1940. Served as a Short Range Reconnaissance Pilot in Russia. Known bases: Herzogenaurach 2/44 to 8/44, Olita & Raczki during Aug, 1944, Polangen Sept & Oct, 1944, Eichwalde Oct to Dec, 1944, Mackfitz 12/44 to 2/45, and Prenzlau 2/45 to 3/45. Documents found on-line.
1158 Bause, GerhardLtWaltershausenI/SG-77Fw 190F-9 Werk # 424110 (90% dam)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing 22 January, 1945, near his home in Waltershausen. Jager Blatt mention.
1159 Bausek, KurtLt8/KG-53He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1160 Baussert, ArnimOfwI/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5048 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6/7 December, 1940 when he crashed near Melun France following engine failure on the return flight from the bombing raid on Bristol. Cause of the failure not given. Remaining crew: Ofw Hugo Helms, Observer (KIA); Fw August Konrad, R/O (WIA) and Gefr John Henry, Gunner (WIA). Konrad and Henry bailed safely with injuries. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1161 Bautz, E.Uffz4/Fl.Ziel.G-2 (3/44 Twente)Do 17E-3 Werk # 2041 "SE + UU" (lost 3/30/44)Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 30 March, 1944; sd by P-47's of 78FG at Twente airfield. Remaining crew: Uffz F. Bürk, R/O (KIA, bur Yssel R-9-208) and Ogefr F.Frister, Wart/Gnr (WIA) (SGLO).
1162 Bautz, WilhelmHptmStfkpt 6/KG-53 (3/45)He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1163 Bautzitz, GeorgGefrErg/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 1341 (lost 3/9/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 9 March, 1941 when there was an explosion on the aircraft which crashed and burned at Le Harve. The pilot bailed safely. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
1164 Bauwerker, HorstUffz10/SKG-10 (Tunisia)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5855 "White H (lost 4/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1943 after being hit by flak northeast of Qued Zarga.
1165 Baxtel, H.UffzErg Staffel/JG-54Bf 109E Werk # 820 (lost 10/24/40)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeHis 109 crashed at Bergen Holland on 24 October, 1940, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart). See Uffz Willi Bodden for Wk# 820 later.
1166 Bay, WalterLt5/22/1922Reutlingen3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144119 "B3 + BL" (lost 7/7/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 July, 1944 when he failed to return from a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, France, cause unknown. Remaining crew: FhjFw Franz Pielot, Obs (KIA); Fw Franz Aderbauer, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Hans Henne, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, France, Blk 17, Row 4: Lt Bay, Gr 170; FhjFw Pielot, Gr 171 and Uffz Henne, Gr 169 (D.Drury).
1167 Bayer, HansHptm1915-10-09Stfkpt 2(F)/122 (Ghedi 8/44)Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D, Me 410A-3 "F6 +KK" (8/44-1/45)
RK(5/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His R/O in August 1944 was a Lensing. They performed sea recon between La Spezia and the French Riviera. He served briefly as 2 Staffel Stfkpt in February, 1945. Wiki Luft data
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Bayer Hauptmann (October 9, 1915 - May 29, 1974) became Staffelkapitän of 3. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 33 based in Bologna in the fall of 1943 after he had previously crossed various missions over the English and African straits. At the end of 1943 the unit was relocated to Königsberg-Devau where the pilots attended training using the Junkers Ju 188 aircraft. On March 16, 1944 Bayer Staffel was assigned to the Athens-Kalimaki area and operated using the new aircraft they had learned. There they carried out various surveillance missions to Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Haifa, Alexandria, and the Suez Canal. In October 1944 they left Athens and moved to Szombathely in Hungary, then to Zagreb / ​​Yugoslavia. For his prominent leadership in his unit, Bayer was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on May 1, 1945 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän 3. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 33 / Luftflotte Reich. He died in 1974 in an accident. Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse; Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (December 14, 1942); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (June 24, 1943)
1168 Bayer, HansUffzTransport UnitJu 52EP (11/30/42), EK 1 & 2, Transport Operational ClaspId'd as Flugzeugführer on 1/30/42 EP Awards List found online.
1169 Bayer, JoachimUffz5/KG-200 (Tirstrup)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 880537 (lost 2/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 16 February, 1945; crashed at Taers, 12km SE of Hjoering Denmark, cause not reported (Stankey & DeZeng).
1170 Bayerkl, JosefUffz6/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13028 "Yellow 11 + -" (lost 6/14/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 June, 1942 after combat with three Lagg-3s at Moskowaja.
1171 Bayerl, ArnoUffzIV/JG-301 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150745 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat at Hohensalza.
1172 Bayerle, HansUffz1/6/1915Memmingen2/Tr.Gr. 186Ju 87B Werk # 5238 (lost 10/24/39)Pilot BadgeKIC 24 October, 1939 when he crashed during bombing practice at Schönberg-Bake Beacon, on the Baltic sea coast, Schleswig-Holstein. His observer, Ogefr Otto Funck was also killed. The two are buried in the War Cem. at Kiel Nordfriedhof, Blk III; Uffz Bayerle in Gr 51, Ogefr Funck in Gr 52 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Beyerle.
1173 Baylon, GiuseppeObstItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 2o Gruppo Autonomo (4/41 Derna), Deputy Head of the Italian Air Ministry (10/43)Fiat G.50 (41)Fighter Operational ClaspSource: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey
1174 Bazner,FwEinsatzstf/KG-101 (6/44 Mistel unit)Bf 109F-4/M1 w/Ju 88A attachedBomber Operational ClaspSource: W.Foreman 9/2021
1175 Bazzi,LtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana190a Sq (Greece)Cant Z506B (H) (lost 12/30/40)Presumed MIA 30 December, 1940 after being sd at sea off Preveza-Levkas Greece by RCAF F/O W. Richardson of No. 30 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
1176 Beaulieu Marconny, Karl Heinz v.UffzJG-105, 1/NAGr-8 (Mackwitz/Pommern), Stab/NAGr-3 (3/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441454 (70% dam 3/9/45), Bf 109G-6 "White ?"(lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA after 9 March, 1945 in the Arnswalde area, along with his flight leader, Oblt Werner Crede (or Gede), on a Tactical Observation mission in the Stargard area. It was later learned that he was captured at Salzwebel, becoming a Russian POW, dying in captivity in Siberia. Jager Blatt article 4/2000. His Werk # 441454 made a crash landing NW of Mackfitz, cause not reported, pilot OK (Bf 109 Loss List).
1177 Beaulin-Macenny, Karl HeinzUffzStab/NAGr-3Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441454 (damaged)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing NW of Mackwitz on 9 February, 1945. Another source claims he lost a leg after being shot while hanging in his chute. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
1178 Bebemeier, AugustOfwTransport unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1179 Bebenroth, Hans JoachimUnk JG-27 vet, KG(J)-6 (5/45 Prag-Kbely) Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 5/6/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Injured 6 May, 1945 when he was forced to make an emergency landing 10km south of Duchcov due to an engine malfunction. He suffered a facial injury as a result of a harsh landing. He returned to his family by walking through Karlovy Vary to Germany after the war (F.Braun).
1180 Becarria, Giuseppe1/LtRegia Aeronautica Italiana23°Grp Autonomo (Malta)Fiat CR.42 (most likely) (lost 11/26/40)KIC 26 November, 1940; he crashed in flames into the sea. His body was recovered and he was buried in the Pembroke Military Cem. (Italian Losses Over Malta).
1181 Bechel, BennoLt58/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A 2nd, a P-2 on 8 August, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 on 26 August, 1943. A 4th, a P-39 on 29 August, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG on 6 September, 1943.
1182 Becher, AdolfUffz8/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1373 "T6 + AS" (lost 8/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1943 east of Naschiwka after being hit by flak, his unnamed R/O returned. Ju 87 Loss List
1183 Becher, HeinrichUffz13/JG-27Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Gladiator over Tirlemont, 10 May, 1940.
1184 Becher, HeinzLt11/6/1920Chemnitz2/LLG-2 (6/42), 6/LLG-2 (7/42), 4/Schleppgruppe-2 (11/43), 3/Schleppgruppe-2 (1/44), 11 Fallschirm Div (45)DFS 230 in LLG-2, Ju 52 EK 2(3/6/43)
Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp in Bronze
Glider Pilot. aufhimmelzuhause.com
1185 Bechers, WernerLt4/JG-2Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-25 and Spitfire escorts. He was unable to bail and crashed with his AC at Dorf Romilly Sur Andelle, 16 km SE of Rouen.
1186 Bechmann, HeinzLt5(F)/122Ju 88D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1187 Bechthold, PeterUffz8/JG-3 (10/43-5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440137 "Black 9" (3/44 Leipheim)Fighter Operational ClaspComrade a good friend of Herwig Befeldt. Opposed a Schweinfurt mission on 14 October, 1943 (Jager Blatt, 2/1997). Added: He survived the war despite being shot down six times, sometimes bailing. More to come (C.König 8/2022).




1188 Bechtold, OttoFw7/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 47155 "Yellow H" (lost 4/16/43)Assault Operational ClaspPOW 16 April, 1943 when he became lost and landed in error at West Malling airfield in the UK.
1189 Bechtold, ValentinOfw7/KG-28 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2086 "1T + CR" (lost 7/30/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 30 July, 1942 at Thorney, Huntingdon, after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1190 Bechtolder, OttoUffzII/SKG-10Fw 190A-4/U8 Werk # 7155 (lost 4/16/43)Assault Operational ClaspPOW 16 April, 1943; force landed at RAF Malling due to becoming disorientated and running short of fuel. .Battle of Britain pilot. Source: Wings Palette-Pilots & Wikipedia "RAF Flight 1426"
1191 Beck, AlbertUffz3/18/19242 11/JG-51 (5/44 S.U.), 14/JG-51 (10/44; 2/45 Reich Def Ost)) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785026 (lost 2/23/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 February, 1945 after colliding with another G-14 during aerial combat, Wk# 441802, piloted by Ofw Willi Golob (MIA) in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 84227. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 10 May, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 13 October, 1944. Added: The collision took place 3km E of Pelplin, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. Uffz Beck has not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Pelplin, Poland. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Stare Czarnowo, Poland.
1192 Beck, AlbinLt7/3/19206Erg/JGr-Ost (4/43), 9/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.), 12/JG-3 (8/43 Sicily), Stab IV/JG-3 (10/44) Fw 190A-8 (dam 10/10/44)
Wound Badge, EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was injured 10 October, 1944 when he made a belly landing on the Autobahn in the vicinity of Südring by Genshagen due to compass failure during a ferry flight (LOCS). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 W of Korotscha on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 27 km SW of Izyum on 18 July, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a MiG-3 12 km SE of Krassnoye-Lutsch on 28 July, 1943. His 4th and 5th victories were both B-26s in the Naples area on 19 August, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 over southern Italy, 28 August, 1943. Magnus Report.
1193 Beck, AlbrechtHptmStfkpt 11/KG-1 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5205 (lost 7/23/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 23 July, 1942 when one of their bombs exploded over Pljuskowo (Ju 88 Loss List).
1194 Beck, AlfredFwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2481 (lost 12/1/43) Pilot BadgeKIC 1 December, 1943; crashed at Brüssels during a delivery flight, cause unknown.
1195 Beck, ChristianUffz31/JG-52 (4/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162204 "White 8" (lost 4/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 April, 1944 after aerial combat with numerous P-39s 4 km NW of Jassy, seen bailing, however reported killed. (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, two Soviet Pe-2s on 15 April, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 April, 1944.
1196 Beck, Frederick Wilhelm Maria 'Willi'.. Fw9/28/1916Koblenz6/KG-40Do 217E-4 Werk # 5398 (lost 6/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 25 June, 1942; crashed at Doldersweg 158, Zeist, Utrecht Netherlands, cause unknown. No crew details. First buried in Amsterdam, he now rests in Ysselsteyn, CW/5/101 (FindAGrave via Fred M.). Photos courtesy PMS Sillix and Fred. Note: Fw Beck recently identified as a Radio Operator in the crew of Ofw Hans Kopf, See Kopf for additional crew detail.


1197 Beck, FritzOfw9/4/19101/JG-3 (Paderborn)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490632 "White 14" (lost 12/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47's of 56FG at Kehna, buried Nördlingen.
1198 Beck, GerhardOblt129/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 January, 1944. Magnus. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 4 August, 1942, a Fw at the time.
1199 Beck, GünterLt4/24/191913/LG-1 Bf 110D Werk # Unk "L1 + ?X" (lost 8/13/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940; the ac may have been sd by Hurricanes over the sea off Bournemouth. The circumstances are unconfirmed and the body of Beck washed ashore and was buried at Portland Royal Navy Cem, in C of E portion, Gr 694. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Hoyer listed as MIA (D.Drury).
1200 Beck, HansOblt KIA 6 July, 1941 over England. Buried at Church Norton Graveyard, Selsey, W. Sussex, no further detail (LOCS).

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