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1101 Lerner, KarlUffz8/19/19245/JG-300Fw 190A-8 "Red 6" (lost 3 Feb. 45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 February, 1945, no location.
1102 Leschkowitz, MartinUffz8/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13849 "Black 4" (30% dam 12/10/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19709 "Black <<" (lost 7/5/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 July, 1943 cause unknown, but reported to have crashed after aerial combat at Ugrim/Belgorod. Note: the Werk # 19709 may be incorrect as Karl Schumacher also reported lost in 19709 this date also , although the Schumacher incident may have been earlier in the day. Source: JG-52 Loss List. Injured during an emergency landing at Mosdok on 10 December, 1942 due to engine trouble.
1103 Lesse, WalterUffz4/KG-4He 11H-6 Werk # 4567 "5J + BM" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 August, 1942, lost in the Rzhev (aka Rshew) area, Russia, due to unknown cause. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Burghart, Obs; Uffz Walter Wilhelm Karl Lampe, R/O and Ogefr Hans Stubner, Gnr. No VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
1104 Lettenmair, KarlFw1918ViennaSturzkampffliegerschule 2 (1/43), 2/SG-3 Greece & Finland 43-44)Ju 87D-5, Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(Post.10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA in Finland 23 June, 1944. Karl was the Brother-in-Law to Hermann Paul Meyer, a student pilot, KIC 27 September, 1940, as reported by Meyers Nephew, Raymond Marina via WaSt detail. Initial information found on the DK-G Awards List.
1105 Leupols, KarlFhrEins/EJG-1Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500600 (80% dam 2/13/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 13 February, 1945 at the Berlin-Gatow airfield due to a servicing error.
1106 Leuschner, HerbertOblt10/2/1911Breslau9/KG-40 (Cognac) Fw 200C-8 Werk # 0233 "TK + CO" (lost 11/26/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 26 November, 1943; crashed on a delivery flight from Garz to Cognac, and came down near Kirchheim unter Teck by Stuttgart, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Emil Griefhammer (or Grieshammer), geb 11/25/1922, Co-pilot; Fw Walter Keller, geb 2/5/1920, R/O 1; Uffz Richard Wagner, geb 3/8/1923, R/O 2; Uffz Karl Lautenschläger, geb 12/23/1919, Mech and Ogefr Robert Peddinghaus, geb 1/6/1915, Gunner. Source: B.Bines. Added: There were also five passengers, also KIC and unnamed. Only Ogefr Peddinghaus listed in the VDK, buried Kirchheim u. Teck, Grave 6 (D.Drury).
1107 Leythäuser, KurtMajStfkpt 5/KG-4, Kdr III/KG-2 (5/42-8/43)He 111P Werk # Unk "5J + HN" (lost 5/18/40)EP(11/1/43)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot survived being sd 18 May, 1940 by RAF Hurricanes in the Brussels area. The ac crashed at Vrebos, W of Leuven, where the surviving crew hid until found by German troops. Remaining crew: Lt Carl Nützel, Obs (Surv. DK-G 1/19/42); Uffz Oskar Nötzelmann, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Karl Schorr, Flt Engr (DOW, buried Lommel War Cem., Blk 46, Gr 637
1108 Libscher, Karl HeinzUffzIV/JG-300Bf 109G-10 (lost 3/4/45 at Konnendorf)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1109 Licht, Karl HeinzOblt2/1/1920 2(F)/Nacht (Nachtaufklärungsstaffel 2), Stfkpt 1/NAGr-11 (4/45) Do 215B-5 Werk # 0054 (dam 12/30/42), Do 217E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EP (11/9/42), EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Night Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in the crash 30 December, 1942 at the Orscha airfield, Belarus, due to an engine malfunction. Although he may have been a pilot in his own right, he served as Observer for Oblt Heinz Laubisch who piloted the ac. Oblt Laubisch and R/O Ofw Helmut Dully were also injured (D.Drury). DK-G Awards List.
1110 Liebling, RudolfUffz1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0075 "L2 + LC" (lost 8/11/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 11 August, 1941 after his ac was lost between Orel and Tula, Russia due to an unknown cause. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Rudolf Röder, Obs; Ogefr Johannes "Hans" Küper, R/O and Uffz Karl Rind, Flt Engr (D.Drury). Added: The Do 215 was brought down by a MiG-3 fighter piloted by Lt Alexei N.Katrich, when Katrich rammed the German ac. Katrich survived the war and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for his action (D.Drury).
1111 Liebscher, Karl HeinzUffzIV/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 (lost 2/3/45 at Reinsdorf), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 154807 (lost 3/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 March, 1945 at Konnendorf, cause not reported. Pilot disposition 2/3/45 unknown.
1112 Liedtke, Karl FriedrichLt64/JG-77 (1/43 Med; 4/43 Tunisia)Bf 109F & G (Trop) in 1/43, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16331 "White 4 + -" (70% dam 4/21/43, combat atSoukra, by El Aouina, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 15453 "White 8 + -" (lost 6/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 June, 1943; Combat with a P-38 and a B-26 between Castel Vetrano and Sciacca. Mombeek MIA List. One known Desert victory, his first, a P-40E on 13 January, 1943. His 2nd, another P-40 on 27 February, 1943. His 3rd, a Hurricane II on 22 March, 1943. His 4th, a P-40 on 29 March, 1943. His 5th, a Spitfire on 11 April, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 on 20 June, 1943. Alternate spelling: Lietke & Liedke (109 Loss List).
1113 Lieres u.Wilkau, Karl vonOblt312/JG-27 (2/42), 3/JG-27 (3/43 France)Bf 109F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16849 (lost 6/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 June, 1943 in aerial combat with a B-17 at Lamaronde in his G-6. 24 victories in the Desert. Opposed the 306th BG on 17 April, 1943; downed a Spitfire on this same mission. His first victory was a Hurricane II south southwest of El Adem on 9 February, 1942. His second, a Boston III southeast of Bir Hacheim. Another, a Mosquito 45 km north of Bayeux on 9 March, 1943. His 30th, a Spitfire northwest of Cayeux on 17 April, 1943. Force landed 7 September, 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 601 Sq., 25 miles SE of Alamein.
1114 Lies, KarlGefr6/JG-53 (3/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786419 "Yellow 9 + -" (dam 3/16/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Zellhausen on 16 March, 1945 due to engine trouble.
1115 Lilienthal, KarlUffz4/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144323 "3E + CM" (lost 10/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Castellrosso 18 October, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1116 Lindemeyer, KarlUffzI/KG-51Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7134 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 16/17 March, 1941; Crashed at Villaroche due to faulty servicing. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Willi Mauer, Observer; Gefr Fritz Ettig, R/O and Gefr Josef Stadler, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1117 Lindhorst, KarlUffz9/3/1910Essen9/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3602 "1H + Ft" (lost 1/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew on 19 January, 1941 when their ac crashed and exploded at Eastleigh, Hampshire due to AA fire. All the crew are buried ar CC, Blk 6, Row 16. Remaining crew: Fw Hermann Radke, Obs (Gr 324); Gefr Erwin Robert Wilhelm Krause, R/O (Gr 326); Fw Werner Enslin, Flt Engr 1 (Gr 322) and Ogefr Paul Karzel, Flt Engr 2 (Gr 325). Pilot Lindhorst buried Grave 323 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1118 Lindinger, KarlOfwIV/JG-5 (Norway)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5683 (lost 12/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 December, 1943, crashing east of Stavanger-Sola airfield, Norway, no further detail. He had been on an operational flight.
1119 Lindthuber, SiegfriedOfw1(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430410 "T5 + GH" (lost 6/25/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Karl Schneider and two other unnamed crew in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 0434 25 June, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1120 Linge, GerhardUffz5/7/1923Tettau Liegnit3/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332475 "V4 + HD" (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 1 April, 1944; crashed at Woltersdorf in the vicinity of Altenburg, cause stated as "probably due to bad weather". Remaining crew (KIFA): FhjFw Ernst Rosemann, geb 4/8/1923, K.Obs; Gefr Reinhard Wobig, geb 6/25/1924, R/O; Uffz Karl Kipple, geb 10/27/1921, Wart; Ogefr Rudolf Burghart, geb 7/28/1919, Gunner and Gefr Friedrich Schumann, geb 2/14/1925, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1121 Lintermann, Karl H.Uffz6/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 26111 (lost 11/29/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 29 November, 1943 in his G-5 at Eexterveensche Kanal Holland, SSW of Veendam, SE of Groningen, due to an engine fire.
1122 Lion, Karl-Hermann "Charly"Maj11/5/1910Saarlouis54(Stuka)/186 T, III/StG-1, Stafkpt 9/StG-1, Kdr I/SG-101 (10/43)Kdr I/SG-103 (3/45)Ju 87D in StG-101, Fw 190F; Ar 96, Fw 190F & Ju 87 D or G in SG-103 RK(6/4/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Silver Assault Operational Clasps
670 missions, including 80 with an Fw 190. Five aerial victories, sunk one Destroyer, one Mine Layer, two Gunboats, two Supply Ships and eight important bridge. Deceased 2 May, 1994 Saarlouis (P. Bastin).
1123 Lipp, KarlLt.11/4/1918Emersacker/WertingenIII/KG-55 (12/41), 4/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 3064 "G1 + AC" (dam 6/26/41), He 111H-6 Werk # 7800 "G1 + GM" (lost 11/20/42) RK(11/16/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/19/41)
Wound Badge

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 20 November, 1942 in the Stalingrad area. Failed to return from a recon mission in the Kletskaya area in extremely poor weather. Remaining crew (MIA): Maj Hans Joachim Gabriel, Grp Kdr & Obs; Uffz Alois Obermüller, R/O and Uffz Gustav Geschke, Gnr.. WIA 26 June, 1941; hit by flak near Brody. 300+ combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
1124 Loebel, WalterObst6/23/1902BerlinKdr I/KG-257 (5/39), Kdr I/KG-26 (9/39), Kdr Stab/KG-30 (8/40 Aalborg)He 111H in I Grp, Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0250 "PM + ZA" (lost 9/6/41) in KG-30 RK(7/29/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 6 September, 1941 in the Smolensk area (P. Bastin). Failed to return from a recon mission (Smolensk). Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Max Schrüder, Pilot; Ofw Hans Anbeider, R/O and StbsFw Karl Backhaus, Gnr. (Kaiser RK book). Channel pilot. Planned the attack on Scapa Flow. Later in 1940, he was Kesselrings Operations Officer for the 2nd Air Fleet for Operation Sealion.
1125 Löffelmann, KarlOblt1NJG-1, 9/NJG-3, Stab III/NJG-3Bf 110C EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30/31 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 169 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Joe Cooper, at Leuenberg, near Werneuchen (Boiten). Jager Blatt 6/2003.
1126 Löhse, KarlUffz7/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)2470 "White 12 + I "(lost 123042)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 December, 1942; Aerial combat with U.S. bomber, crashed into the sea, Map Quadrant 4864/14. Mombeek MIA List. Alternate spelling: Lose.
1127 Lorenz, KarlUffz21/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13377 (70% dam 6/13/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Bagerowo on 13 June, 1942 due to a servicing fault. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 7 May, 1942. A 2nd, a DB-3 on 11 May, 1942. Alternate spelling: Lorenzen (as found on OKL Claims List).
1128 Loy, KarlUffz1/JG-26 (Fürstenau)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500091 "White 16" (lost 2/13/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 13 February, 1945 when he became lost in the haze in the Nijmegen-Kleve area, ran out of fuel, and crashed at Bocholt in "White 6".
1129 Lubenka, KarlOfw44/NJG-2 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620170 "4R + BN" (lost 12/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His Ju 88 crashed at Bemmel, between Nijmegen and Arnhem Holland on 22 December, 1944; believed taken POW. (DeSwart). Remaining crew (disposition not given): Ofw Hamann and Ofw Haug and unit assignment of IV/NJG-2 (Rosseels).
1130 Lüchau, Karl HeinzLt195/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (10/43), 6/JG-11 (4/44), Stab II/JG-11 (6/44 France)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)5868 "Black 5", Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440623 "Yellow 20" (lost 6/7/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Caen area. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 31 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1943. A Yak-7 N of Djmar on 5 October, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-5 NW of Oste on 7 October, 1943. Shot down with wounds 7 October, 1943 east of Demitowo. Carried as MIA, but returned on 8 October, 1943, believed rescued by a Ju 87 crew. A LaGG-3 SE of Rschischtschew on 21 October, 1943. An La-5 on 3 November, 1943. An Il-2 W of Kiev on 5 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 5 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 17th, a P-51 on 29 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a P-38 on 8 May, 1944, no location. His 19th, and final victory, a P-47 at Caen on 7 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Luchau.
1131 Lüdecke, Karl HeinzHptmStfkpt in IV/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3625 "??" (lost 5/15/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 May, 1942 when he collided with Ju 88A-5 Wk# 6253, piloted by Oblt Karl Hans Huttinger (injured), near Ssineserka, one other unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
1132 Lüdicke, Karl HeinzHptmKdr II/KG-1 (12/41)He 111Bomber Operational Clasp
1133 Ludwig, Karl HeinzUffz10/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460623 "White 13 + I" (lost 9/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 September, 1944 during aerial combat near Metelen/Rheine; bailed but his chute failed to open.
1134 Ludy, KarlUffz13/NJG-101, 7/NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a flying accident at Wettstetten on 1 January, 1945 (Boiten). One known victory, a B-17 II opposing the Frankfurt Raid on 12 September, 1944.
1135 Lumi, KarlObltEstonia15(Kroat)/JG-52He 50, Ar 66C, Bu 131, Fw 190A in JG-54, Fw 190A-8 in JG-4
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber (Night) Operational Clasp
Fighter Operational Clasp (JG-54)
1136 Lüpke, Hans vonOblt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + -S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd by British ground fire and crashed at the Disforth airfield. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Hennicke, Observer (KIA), Uffz Max Knauer, wireless operator (MIA) and Uffz Karl Schlick, mechanic (KIA).
1137 Lusski,Uffz3/ZG-1 (6/42 Belgorod)Me 110EDestroyer Operational Clasp Photo online with his R/O Uffz Karl Fritz Schröder (falkeeins-blogspot). The surname is spelled Lußki.
1138 Lutter, KarlOgefr9/JG-1Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5440 (80% dam 12/8/42)Fighter Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash at Löwenstadt on 8 December, 1942 due to a technical failure.
1139 Lutz, KarlUffz13/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550462 "Yellow ?" (25% dam 12/8/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing on 8 December, 1943 at Map Quadrant 0513 due to engine trouble. Believed to have returned to base despite the wounds, as the AC was reported only 25% damaged. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 28 March, 1944.
1140 Lutze, Karl HeinzObltStab II/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # (88)0293 "3Z + DC" (lost 9/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1940; shot down by flak and enemy fighters during a sortie to London, crashed at Vexour Farm, Penshurst, near Tonbridge. Remaining crew: Fw Hermann Adler (KIA), Fw Alexander (POW/DOW 3/21/42) and Uffz E. Brodbeck (POW) (Ju 88 Loss List & Jager Blatt 1/2005).
1141 Maas, Karl HeinzOgefr7/JG-2Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780330 "White 9"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 December, 1944; Combat with a P-47, Loch (area of Bastogne), 5 km southwest of Rheinbach. Mombeek MIA List.
1142 Maass, Karl HeinzOgefr1/15/19217/JG-2Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780330 "White 9" (lost 12/23/1944)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Loch, 5km SW of Rheinbach, buried in Rheinbach.
1143 Mader, KarlUffz9/KG-26 (Channel?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822430 "1H + CT" (lost 3/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost near a convoy by Alboran, cause unknown, three unnamed crew returned, one KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1144 Mahal, KarlLt5/25/191863/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731733 "Yellow 11" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1944 west of Riga S.U.. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 23 February, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944. A 4th, an La-5 on 24 September, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 30 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. Magnus shows the Given Name as Kurt.
1145 Mahlke, HelmutObstlt8/27/1913Berlin Lankwitz1/Bo.Fl.Gr.-196, 2(Stuka)/TrGr-186T, Kdr III/StG-1 (8/40 Angers, 6/41 Russia), Staff Luftflotte 3Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5926 "J9 + AH" (lost 6/24/41, on fire, Minsk) in III/StG-1, Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6172 "J9 + CH" (lost 7/1/41; landed onfire at Borisow) & Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5772 "J9 + DK" (lost 7/8/41; parachuted after combat with Soviet ftr near Owsicht) in III/StG-1 RK(7/16/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/44), EP(6/13/41),

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/8/41)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. France. Operation Barbarossa pilot. In 159 missions, he succeeded in destroying two destroyers, one submarine and 29 supply ships, while damaging a cruiser and other shipping. Shot down three times in Russia in two and a half weeks. His R/O, Fw Karl Heinz Wüstner. The third time he bailed out, he received serious injuries, and held various staff positions. Authored "Memoirs of a Stuka Pilot". Retired Bundeswehr General living in Heikendorf in 1998. Deceased 26 December, 1998 Heikendorf/Kiel (P. Bastin).

1146 Mahn, Friedrich KarlHptm11/21/1915Weimar1/NAGr-5, Stfkpt 1(H)/5Bf 109G RK(1/24/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 17 May 1981 Lübeck-Travermünde (P. Bastin).
1147 Mahrenholtz, SiegfriedHptmKdr III/KG-30 (40)Ju 88A-1 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 April, 1940 after suffering flak damage while attacking enemy shipping off the coast of Norway, crashing into the sea off Skagerak. His body washed ashore near Thyboron on 27 July, 1940, and he was buried in the Lindholm Cemetery. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Ullrich; his body washed ashore near Thyboron on 31 May, 1940, and he was buried in the Lindholm Cemetery on 1 June, 1940. Lt Ulrich Zahn was found near Boubjerg on 18 June, 1940, and he was buried in the Lindholm Cemetery. Uffz Siegfried Constabel was buried 6 July, 1940 in the Lemvig Cemetery. All were later buried at the Cemetery in Grove Denmark. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1148 Maier,Ogefr3/NJG-6 (Sachsenheim)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 480109 "2Z +FL" (lost 10/20/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported uninjured when his 110 crashed at Weissach 20 October, 1944 due to engine damage. Both he and his R/O, Ogefr Karl Heinz Ewert, bailed safely, Ewert with injuries.
1149 Maier, ErichOfhr10/6/1923Stuttgart12/NJG-6 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620569 "2Z + JW" (lost 1/19/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported crashed at Hundsdorf the night of 18/19 January, 1945, no further detail. Remaining crew (disp unk): Uffz Karl Christoph Merck (geb 12/11/1921 Darmstadt), Uffz Alfred Schiffmann (geb 1/17/1925 Vietz, Landsberg) and Reg.Rat Justus Klein (geb 5/27/1906 Bonzel, Olpe) (M.Balss).
1150 Maier, Wilhelm "Willi"Fw4/KG-4He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "5J + AM" (lost 6/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 19 June, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.19 Sq., piloted by F/O G.W. "John" Petre and a Blenheim of No,23 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Joseph O'Brien. The ac crashed at Six Mile Bottom, Cambridgeshire. The Spitfire was sd by return fire, pilot bailing and suffering burns. The Blenheim was also sd, killing both the Observer and the Gunner. Remainingcrew: Oblt Joachim von Arnim, Obs (POW); Fw Karl Hauck, R/O (WIA/POW) and Uffz Paul Gersch, Flt Engr (KIA; buried CC, Blk 5, Row 10, Gr 234 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1151 Maisch, KarlOfw264/NJG-3 (9/42), 11/NJG-5 (6/43), 2/NJG-100 (9/43)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, perhaps his 1st & 2nd, both Wellingtons on 21 September, 1942. Two Lancasters into the sea on 17 January, 1943. Two more victories, a Lanc and a Stirling into the sea on 3 March, 1943. Another, a Wellington into the sea on 9 March, 1943. Another, a Whitley southwest of St. Meine on 11 June, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 8 km N of Yassinovka on 20 July, 1943. A DB-3 at Saporotnya on the night of 18-19 September, 1943. Two Wellingtons on 21 September, 1943. An R-5 N of Neu-Augustinowka on the night of 3-4 October, 1943. A Wellington 10 km NW of Alexandrowo (Balkans) on 7 May, 1944. A Wellington 10 km SW of Som Hungary on 12 June, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Lom (Balkans/Danube) on 10 August, 1944. A Soviet PS-84 the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Four Soviet DB-3s the night of 7-8 October, 1944. Two B-24s 30 km NE of Tarnow on 16 October, 1944. Two Li-2s S of Poprat the night of 23-24 October, 1944. Magnus; victory count may be 28.
1152 Majewski, Karl HeinzUffz9/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680520 (lost 6/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 June, 1944 when he somersaulted and burned on landing at Dukodowo, near Minsk.
1153 Majewski, WalterFw1/27/1922Bad Schöntliess3(F)/123Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1611 (lost 1/27/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew in the vicinity of Lannion Fr., cause unknown. Remaining crew (deceased bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, pos unk): Oblt Alfons Gesser (geb 3/28/1913 Darmstadt, bur Blk 3, Row 8, gr 198); Uffz Theodor Grossmann (geb 11/4/1919 Kirschberg, bur Blk 9, Row 15, Gr 373) and Uffz Karl Krause (no detail). Pilot Fw Majewski buried Blk 9, Row 15, Gr 375 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
1154 Mallach, Karl HeinzOfhr9/23/19242/KG-53He 111H-16 Werk # 8540 "A1 + GK" (lost 11/5/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 November, 1944, while on an operational flight to England, his ac made accidental contact with an antenna making an emergency landing at Katwijk. Remaining crew (deceased buried at Ysselsteyn): Ogefr Paul Röhl, Obs (bur BM/10/226); Uffz Karl Heinz Wenzel, Gnr (bur BN/10/239) and Ogefr Anton Kartak, Gnr (WIA). Pilot Ofhr Mallach buried BN/10/240 (D.Drury).
1155 Mally, KarlFw1/JG-6Fw 190A-9 Werk # 380541 (lost 11/21/44)Killed 21 November, 1944; crashed at Perleberg while on a training mission, no further detail (JG-6 List).
1156 Maltzahn, Karl HeinzUffz6/JG-51 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 10896 (lost 3/6/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 6 March, 1943; collided with another 109 on takeoff from Mezzouna, 2nd ac not reported.
1157 Mann, RudiUffz 8/KG-30 (8/43 Aalborg West), 9/KG-30 (4/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2045 "4D + GU (90% dam), Ju 88A Werk # 884536 (lost 4/19/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea 35 km NW of Zeebrugge, 100km E of Bradwell Bay, Essex, Holland on 19 April, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). An earlier crash in Werk # 2045 happened during a training exercise on 31 August, 1943, when he unintentionally touched the ground at Kraghede, 5 km southeast of Bronderslev Denmark and crashed. The unnamed R/O escaped injury, the others suffered minor injuries. Remaining crew: Karl Rethorst, Obs and Arthur Seefelder, Gunner (Source: Air War oiver Denmark). Added: They were sd by a Mosquito XII "ME-X" of No.488 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr J.A.S.Hall. MIA were Uffz Mann, Uffz G.Gerlach, Obs and Uffz K.Wilhelm, Mech. KIA was the R/O, Uffz Horst Kaschinsky, geb 12/26/1916 in Schneidemühl. His body washed ashore near Callantsoog, 8 June, 1944; bur initially at Huisduinen Cem, Den Helder, then Ysselsteyn in 1949, location AD-10-247 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
1158 Manowarda-Jana, Karl vonOblt7/15/1920Vienna111/KG-2 (5/41), 1/KG-2 (6/42), Stfkpt 15/KG-6 (11/42), 3/KG-2 (12/42), 11/KG-2 (1/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-6 (5/43)Do 17Z"U5 + GY" (dam 5/41, pilot OK), Do 217E "U5 + AB" (dam 6/42, pilot OK), Do 217E-4 "U5 + SL" (dam 8/42, pilot OK), Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180440 "3E + MH" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW the night of 14/15 May, 1944 when he was shot down with wounds by F/Lt C.M.Ramsay (DFC) and F/O Edgar (DFC) in a Mosquito of RAF No.264 Sq, during a raid on Bristol England. The Mosquito was also shot down with Ramsay bailing safely, but Edgar was killed. The Ju 188 crashed at Manor Farm, West Woldham, Selbourne, Hampshire at 02:25 hours. Remaining crew: Fw Heinrich Kaiser, Observer (KIA, geb 6/15/20 in Bruhl, buried Brookwood Mil Cem, Woking Borough, Surrey); Ofw Ernst Fröhlich, R/O (POW-WIA); Ofw Paul Schmaler, Gunner (KIA) and Fw Holf Wolf, Mech (KIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Known to have carried out a "revenge attack" on York the night of 17-18 December, 1942, claiming to have hit the gasworks, causing a spectacular fire.
1159 Marggraf, RudolfOblt4/KG-27He 111H-16 Werk # 160445 "IG + BM" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 14 July, 1943 after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant QU 61121 during a mission, but some of the crew survived. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinrich Kuhlmann, Observer, Uffz Erich Ruoff, R/O; Uffz Arnim Köhler, Gunner and Uffz Karl Frank, Mechanic. Marggraf was known to survive. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
1160 Markert, KarlLt8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (lost 8/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 14 August, 1944; all six unnamed crew killed in a crash, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: It has been reported that the ac was making a low level pass near the airfield when a wingtip hit he ground causing the crash at Malvik, killing all but two of the crew, Ogefr's Horst Thelemann and Walter Küster. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Rudolf Biberger, 1st Pilot; Uffz Helmut Meyer; Uffz Erich Pfeifer; Uffz Frido Max Sander; Uffz Heinz Neubauer and Prufm Gustav Walther. All buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1161 Marquaire, KarlUffz191610/JG-51Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3173 (lost 11/20/40)Pilot BadgeKIC 20 November, 1940; crashed during a training flight at Marquise-West due to engine failure.
1162 Marseille, Hans-Joachim 'Jochen' Hptm12/13/1919Berlin - Charlottenburg1581(J)/LG-2 (8/40 Calais-Marck), JG-52 (9/40 Pas de Calais), 3/JG-27 (4/41 Gazala), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/42Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3579 "Wh 14" (50% dam, uninj aft crash at Calais aft combat), Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 2032 (25% dam 10/29/40; crashed at Wissant airfield after combat, pilot OK), Bf 109E-7 Wk# 5579 (75% dam Emer Land Wissant, pilot OK 9/11/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5094 (shot down into Channel 9/23/40; rescued), Bf 109F/Trop Werk# 8693 "Yellow 14", Bf 109F Werk# 8673 "Yellow 14" as Stafkpt., Bf 109F-4/Trop Wk#s 10059 & 10137 (6/17/42), both "Yellow 14"s, Bf 109G-2/Trop Werk # 14256 "Yellow 14" (lost 9/30/42)
RK(2/22/42)
Br(9/2/42)

Italian Gold Medal for Valor

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)
EP(11/3/41)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/"300"
"The Star of Afrika" Killed in a flying accident 30 Sept. 1942 at Sidi-Abid-el-Rahman. Returning from a mission, the new 109 G-2 #14256 he was flying had a fractured oil line and the AC caught fire. When he bailed out, he struck the horizontal stabilizer and failed to open his chute. He was buried 2 October, 1942 at Derna, N. Africa, later reinterred at Memorial Gardens in Tobruk. He flew 383 combat missions. His first victory, a Spitfire over southeast England on 8 September, 1940. 151 victories in the Desert. His 100th, a Hurricane shot down over Gambut airfield, the AC crashing in flames into an AA gun emplacement. EL(6/6/42), S(6/18/42). He shot down an unprecedented 17 AC in one day, 1 September, 1942! Gunther Rall referred to Marseille as the "best shot in the Luftwaffe, a brilliant marksman, using an average of only 15 bullets per kill". Flew 109 Werk # 5237 also. Most of the "F" models were F-4s. His three trusty wingmen were: Rainer Pöttgen, Karl Mentnich and Josef Schlang. Benito Mussolini conferred the Italian Gold Medal for Valor to Marseille for his 1941 Mediterranean service. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile.


Fritz Wendel - Pöhs - Jochen Marseille discuss Me 262

Marseille (L) with friend Mathew 'Matias' Letulu

Rare photo of Marseille with Italian fighter pilots
1163 Marten, KarlOfw24/JG-53 (10/42 Med), 5/JG-53 (5/43 Sicily), 4/JG-53 (11/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10483 (dam 10/1/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15292 (lost 5/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160734 (lost 11/16/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 16 November, 1943 at Hainburg/Donau when he collided with another G-6, Wk# 140186 (lost), piloted by Uffz Winfried Wigge (injured). WIA 22 May, 1943 during aerial combat at Gela. Injured 1 October, 1942 in a crash landing on Insel Lefkas due to engine trouble.
1164 Märten, KarlFw18/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5523 (lost 12/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 13 December, 1943 near Hüsby, Schleswig in a flying accident durin a transit flight (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" N of Korbach, near Kassel, on 22 October, 1943. Alternate spelling: Märten (Boiten) and Märtens (Bf 110 Loss List).
1165 Marten, Karl HeinzHptm3/9/19145/KG-2 (6/40), Stfkpt 7/KG-2 (Arnhem-Deelen) Do 17Z Werk # Unk (lost 6/15/40), Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + FR" (lost 7/23/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 23/24 July 1942; sd over England, no further detail. Added: His Dornier is believed to have gone down in the North Sea after being attacked by a Night Fighter after a raid on Bedford. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Werner Starker, Obs; Ofw Siegfried Schwickardt, R/O and Ofw Wilhelm Lutz, Flt Engr. No known graves. In an earlier incident, on 15 June, 1940, he, an Oblt at the time, and crew were sd by flak over France, and crashed at Chaillon, Meuse, and taken prisoner (briefly; Armistice signed 6/22/40). Remaining crew: Fw Werner Starker, Ofw Siegfried Schwickardt and Gefr E.Leitner D.Drury).
1166 Martin, JörgLt12/9/1923 4/KG-27 (9/43), Adj II/KG-27 (6/44), 4(J)/KG-27 (2/45 Reich Def) He 111 Werk # Unk "1G + CM" (dam 9/19/43, uninjured), He 111 Werk # Unk "1G + DM" (dam 9/26/43, uninjured), Bf 109G-10/R6 Werk # 151523 "Yellow 21" (90% dam 2/26/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 26 February, 1945 in a crash at the Hörsching airfield due to a technical failure during a training flight. DK-G Awards List. His "1G + CM" was damaged by an air raid during his landing at the Dnepropetrovsk airfield, he was uninjured. His "1G + DM" was damaged by ground fire while attacking artillery positions at Pl.Qu. 34 Ost 5861, he was uninjured (LOCS). Added: Lt Martin's He 111 R/O had been EP winner (7/10/44) Uffz Karl Heinz Hoffmann for over 200 missions (docs found online).
1167 Martin, KarlFwErg(F)/122 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0453 "F6 + AO" (lost 7/25/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Günter Giese and two other unnamed crew at Moskau 25 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Their ac was attacked near Dorokhovo Station, Moscow Region, and crashed after being rammed by a Soviet Yak-1 fighter, piloted by Lt Boris A. Vasiliev, of 11th IAP. Vasiliev was able to bail safely. Lt Giese is commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr M.Boehm (or Böhm), R/O and Gefr K.Lauck, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1168 Marwitz, DietrichOblt1.K/88 Condor Leg, III/KG-153 (3/38), 8/KG-4 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/KG-4 (10/40) Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk (dam 5/31/40), Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6048 "5J + HS" (lost 10/28/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp MIA the night of 27/28 October, 1940, when he failed to return from a mine-laying sortie over England, believed shot down by AA fire and fighters. The exact crashsite is not known for sure, however, it is believed to have crashed into the sea off the Tees mouth, as witnessed by an AA battery crewman. Another possible location, Redcar. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ofw Werner Mehrvach, Observer, Gefr Karl Herold, wireless operator and Uffz Hubert Schmitz, gunner. Added: Oblt Marwitz was wounded 31 May, 1940 when his ac was shot up over Dunkirk by AA fire and fighters of No.249 Sq.. He was hospitalized in Amsterdam briefly (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Marlwitz.
1169 Maschoski, KarlUffz8/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27038 (lost 10/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Bienville on 20 October, 1943 when he hit an obstruction.
1170 Mass, KarlOgefr8/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2109 "J9 + DK" (lost 5/22/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 22 May, 1942 at Watolifo, cause unknown. Ju 87 Loss List
1171 Massau, Karl HeinzUffz2/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13591 "Yellow 3" (lost 12/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 29 December, 1942 during a recon mission SW of Tunis (Bf 109 Loss List).
1172 Massenbach, Dieter Fhr vonObstlt2/12/1902Wreschen, OstpreussenStfkpt 2/KG-4 (9/39), Kdr II/KG-4 (6/40)He 111P-4 Werk # 2947 "5J + DC" (lost 6/19/40) RK(8/27/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze
His He 111 was shot down by a British Night Fighter on 19 June, 1940, he was Obs this date. Remaining crew: Oblt Erich Jordan, Pilot; Ofw max Leimer, R/O and Fw Karl Amberger, Gnr.. The ac was forced to put down in shallow water just off the southeast coast of England. All were taken prisoner. Deceased 22 July, 1973, Seeheim-Jugenheim.
1173 Massmann, KarlUffz11/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781204 "White 10" (lost 10/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA in October 1944 after aerial combat in the Bonn area (Jager Blatt 6/2002). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 over northern Germany on 12 September, 1944.
1174 Masurek, AlfredFw4/16/1914Seeläsgen7/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 1460 "1G + ER" (lost 10/8/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp Injured 8 October, 1940, when he made a force landing at the Rennes airfield due to engine damage. Remaining crew (uninj): Ofw Franz Möller (geb 11/17/12), Obs; Uffz Otto Willrisch (geb 9/25/13), R/O and Gefr Karl Krebs (12/25/18), Mech (absa3945).
1175 Materleitner, KarlLtInstructor FFS CopenhagenBf 109F-1 "DJ + JW" (interned in Sweden)Fighter Oprational ClaspDuring an Alarm Start that Allied bombers were approaching, he was left behind before getting his engine started. By the time he took off, he was unable to catch his unit or make radio contact, nor did he see any of the enemy formation. With only 15 minutes of fuel remaining, he descending to a coastline he mistook for Denmark, landing at Sövde Sweden instead. The undamaged AC was studied for the Swedish Air Force and scrapped in 1945. A few days later, he was returned to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt
1176 Matern, Karl HeinrichHptm2/19/1919Althof, Ostpreussen12 Stab II/ZG-1 (10/42 S.U.), III/ZG-76, II/SKG-210, Kdr II/ZG-1 (8/43) Bf 110C, Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120010 (or 130010) "S9 + RP" of 6/ZG-1 (lost 10/8/43) RK(10/9/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 8 October, 1943 in Werk # 120010 off Ushant, west of Brest; shot down by Spitfires of RAF No. 453 Squadron. Both crew MIA. In the Spring of 43, he took the Sq. to Brest from where difficult missions were flown over the Atlantic and the Bay of Biscay. He was also credited with 12 Tanks destroyed. All his aerial victories were over Russia. His first known Soviet victory, two MiG-3s on 30 October, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 October, 1942. A MiG-3 on 1 November, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 5 November, 1942. An La-5 on 18 December, 1942. His plane was painted like a real fancy/colorful bug! Added: Their ac crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. His R/O was Ofw Helmuth Bitterling, also MIA (D.Drury).
1177 Mau, Karl DieterLt32/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10017 "Black 4" (lost 5/12/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13346 "Yellow 3" (lost 7/23/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 July, 1942 near Morosowskaja, cause unknown. Reported MIA on 12 May, 1942 probably due to enemy fighters, returned later. His 1st victory, a Soviet Pe-2 25 km NE of Izyum on 27 May, 1942. His 2nd, an Il-2 on 28 June, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 (o.Zg.) on 22 July, 1942
1178 Mauch, Horst vonFw3(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk# 7232 "1H + FL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, S of Is. Spitzbergen. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Kurt Hacker, Observer; Uffz Heinz Breitfeld, R/O and Ogefr Karl Rüger, Gunner. Source: SIG NOrway.
1179 Maul, KarlGefr6/13/19251/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550900 "White 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 December, 1943 over the Autobahn Orscha-Smolensk S.U.. Involved a fire.
1180 Maurer, FranzUffz10/1/1922Sittich1/NJG-6 (Sachsenheim) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180357 "2Z + TH" (lost 10/3/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730041 "2Z + PH" (lost 12/23/44) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot reported killed 23 December, 1944 during an emergency landing 5km south of Nördlingen due to a fuel shortage. His R/O Ogefr Johann Kra?er was uninjured. WIA 3 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 shortly after takeoff. Downed at Pfaffebhofen. Remaining crew (WIA): R/O Gefr Helmut Benkenstein (8/14/23) and Gnr Ogefr Karl Elsenheimer (5/24/22). NOTE: NJG-6 reports the December '44 loss as 5km east of Öttingen, south of Nördlingen on 24 December, 1944.
1181 Maurer, KarlGefr3/8/19234/JG-76Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 781291 "Blue 1" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat northwest of Eisenach.
1182 Maximow, Hans Karl "Bruno"Uffz3/30/1923Rastatt11/EJG-Süd, 4/JG-1, 9/JG-77 (10/43 Italy; 5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160393 "Yellow 13" (lost 10/13/43) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731094 "White 232" (lost 7/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 July, 1944; Combat with a U.S. fighter (most likely a P-38 of 428FS) over Nogent le Rotrou, near Argentan, western France. WIA 13 October, 1943 during aerial combat with Spitfires west of Teano, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 near Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. Mombeek MIA List. A three-digit AC number is unusual, this may be a "22" or "23". Flugbuch (10/41 to 7/43).
1183 May, WalterLt3/21/19214/KG-2 (Channel)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260203 (lost 10/21/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 21 October 1943, with Observer Ofw Erwin Dominik (2/18/1909, buried Ysselsteyn BG-1-2); Uffz Erwin Larquette (7/28/1921, buried Ysselsteyn BG-1-3) and Uffz Karl Heinz Ratayski (10/25/1920, buried Ysselsteyn BG-1-4). His 188 crashed at Den Dolder (Utrecht) Holland by the Spoorbaan, near the Soesterburg airfield due to a servicing fault. Pilot May was from Stab KG-6. (DeSwart, Ju 88 Loss List & Find A Grave by Fred)
1184 Mayer,OfwKG-40Ju 88C-6, Fw 200C-4Bomber Operational ClaspIdentified by photographer on the back of a German photo on the internet. Only other data was the KG-40 unit designation. This could be Uffz Kurt Mayer, prior to promotions, who served as Co-pilot for Fw Alfred Praschl, and killed when his ac collided with that of Hptm Karl Hans Weymar.
1185 Mayer, Hans Karl 'Mayer-Ast'Hptm3/9/1911Rufach Elsass311.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1/JG-53 (10/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (8/40 Rennes-Le Touquet)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 "White 2" & Bf 109E-4 "White 8" in 1/JG-53, Bf 109E-4/B(10/40) in Stab I/JG-53, Bf 109E-7 Wk # 4138 "White 8" (9/40 Etaples, lost 10/17/40)
RK(9/3/40)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Blumensaat replacement. KIA 17 October, 1940 after being shot down in Wk# 4138 by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq. while on a check-out flight in an unarmed Bf 109E-7 "White 8" over the English Channel. His body later washed ashore on the Kent coast 27 October, 1940. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent (AKA Folkstone New Cem.), German Plot "O", Row 3, Gr 4 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Potez 63 west of Losheim, 5 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Merzig on 21 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 15 km S of Metz 11 May, 1940. On 14 May, 1940, he shot down five enemy AC near Sedan. His 9th, a Hawk 75 S of Attigny on 25 May, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 12th, a Hurricane at Portland on 13 August, 1940. No 13, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A 14th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 15th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 20th a Hurricane near London on 9 September, 1940. 6 victories in Spain making him one of the most successful in Spain. Exact number of victories in the West is unknown, but at least 30. Another source states his given name as "Karl Heinz". Another source states victories at 46.

German Graves Hawkinge

1186 Mayer, Karl2/14/1918JG-27Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt, Deceased 29 November, 1995.
1187 Mayer, KarlHptm9/KG-27, Kdr III/KG-27 (aft 4/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 160295 (lost, belonged to 8/KG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/7/43)
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1943 when he was hit by flak. DK-G Awards List
1188 Mayer, KarlUffz1922JG-7Me 262Pilot BadgeNo further detail.
1189 Mayer, Karl HeinzOblt18/ZG-26Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He claims a Curtiss sd 12 May, 1940. I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
1190 Mayer, KurtUffzIII/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0136 "CE + IA" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC while serving as Co-pilot for FW Alfred Karl Praschl. The entire crew were killed when their ac collided with another Fw 200 piloted by Hptm Karl Hans Weymar. See Hptm Weymar for further detail.
1191 Mayer, WilhelmUffz5/1/1918Ganacker6/KG-30, Transportstaffel Fliegerführer-Nord (6/41)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6462 "P4 + ??" (lost 6/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 when this 6/KG-30 bomber crew, flying an AC from Transport Staffel Fl.Führer, flew into a mountainside near Trondheim, killing three of the crew and three KG-30 passengers. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Metz, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ruf, Mech and Ogefr Eugen Ruoff, Gunner (survived the crash). Passengers: Fw Friedrich Knolle, a KG-30 pilot; Uffz Horst Müller, Observer (of 2/KG-30); StFw Max Hengst, a R/O and Gefr Kurt Berger, a Gunner (DOW 6/30/41). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Five additional passengers were KIC, (all deceased buried in the War Cem., Trondheim-Havstein): Lt Kurt (aka Helmuth) Neumann, bur Row 26 Gr 36; Uffz Wilhelm Volkmer, bur Row 19, Gr 31; Reg Insp Erich Fritz Heinrich Engel, bur Row 30, Gr 30; Reg Insp Walter Hundt, bur Row 14. Gr 35 and a Karl Heinke, no known grave. KG-30 Crew & Passenger burials as follows: Uffz Mayer, Row 24, Gr 39; Uffz Metz, Row 29, Gr 35; Ogefr Ruf, Row 19, Gr 30; StbFw Hengst, Row 15, Gr 31; Fw Knolle, Row 15, Gr 31 and Gefr Berger, Row 21, Gr 31 (D.Drury).
1192 Mayerhofer, KarlUffzII/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13405 (60% dam 8/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1943; post operation landing accident at Svartnes Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
1193 Mazur, Karl ErwinUffzWekusta 1Ju 88D "D7 + CH" (lost 1/8/44)Meteorological Operational ClaspDitched at sea in bad weather near Froya and Orlandet on 8 January, 1944. All were rescued. Remaining crew: Meteor. Karl Trappe, Fw Josef Reidmeier and Gefr Muessig.
1194 Mebus, KarlLt4/20/19222Stab II/JG-300 (10/44), 7/JG-300 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682189 "Green 2" (lost 12/24/44 at Berfa)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Berfa, in the Kassel area, buried Berfa. One known victory, a B-17 near Rathenow on 6 October, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 at Prossnitz on 17 December, 1944.
1195 Mehlgarten, Karl HeinzUffzErg/JGr-SüdBf 109F-4 Werk # 10043 (lost 5/13/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot uninjured 13 May, 1942 when he crashed at Eckelsheim, cause, pilot error.
1196 Mehner, Karl OttoFw1/JG-77 (Dortmund)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512346 "White 4" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 in aerial combat with Allied fighters in the area of Angermund.
1197 Mehnert, KarlObstKdr I/KG-355 (5/39), Kdr I/KG-53 (5/40), Kdr KG-2 (12/41), Kdr KG-40 (1/42)Do 17Z, Do 217E & K, He 111H Werk # 6808 "A1 + JK" (lost 5/11/40), Fw 200C in KG-40Bomber Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 11 May 1940 while flying as observer with the crew of Oblt Max Pröbst, they were sd after being hit by flak and then by French fighters of GC III/7 and GC 1/8. The ac crash landed near Trondes (Dept Meurthe-et-Moselle) and was set onfire by the crew. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw M.Winter, Ofw G.Müller and Fw F.Kempgens, crew positions unknown. Pilot Pröbst was KIA and buried in the War Cem. at Reillon, Blk 1, Row 23, Gr 1347 (D.Drury).
1198 Meier,Ofw14/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling 1 km NE of Brazey on 10 March, 1944. This may be Karl MEYER, also of NJG-4. Long shots; Heinz Meier (NJG-1, 1941), Oblt H. Meier (7/NJG-2, Jan.1945 Bodenplatte) or Ottmar Meyer (NJG-2).
1199 Meier, HansFw1/StG-77Ju 87B-1 Werk # unk (dam 8/18/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1940 when his ac was damaged over the sea by fighters following an attack on Thorney Island, Sussex. He managed to return safely, however his R/O/Gnr, Uffz Karl Maier was hit by machine gun fire eight times, suffering only flesh wounds (D.Drury). Note: This may be Ofw Hans "Otto" Meier.
1200 Meier, Karl HeinzUffz9/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8241 (90% dam 5/20/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Artemowsk on 20 May, 1942.

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