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1101 Lehl, JosefLt5/27/1920Augsburg2/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332212 "5J + NK" (lost 1/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 January, 1944; crashed 3 km east of Chiemsee during a Firing exercise due to an engine failure. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Hans Joachim Kölpin, geb 8/13/1918, Co-pilot; Uffz Willi Höfer, geb 6/7/1921, R/O; Uffz Johann Kiesler, geb 12/31/1921, Wart; Fw Karl Grützner, geb 9/30/1916, Gunner and Ogefr Walter Böhmer, geb 8/22/1921, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1102 Lehmann, KarlFhjUffz19/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a SovietIl-2 on 4 August, 1944. Record No. 14,000!!!
1103 Lehmann, KurtHptm11/25/1916WoltersdorfStfkpt 2/KG-53 (42), 10/EJG-2 (1/45), 11/JG-7 (3/45)He 111H-5 Werk # 3564 (dam 11/19/40), He 111H-6 Werk # 7402 "A1 + LK" (70% dam 12/25/42), Me 262 in JG-7 RK(2/19/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)
EP(1/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 25 December, 1942; sd by Soviet fighters 15 km NW of Novo Sokolniki. remaining crew: Lt Wilhelm Döring, Obs (WIA); Ofw Johannes Meyer, R/O (WIA); Fw Heinrich Wehrmann, Flt Engr (KIA; EP 5/28/42) and Uffz Karl Paul, Gnr (WIA). 344 bombing missions, 18 as a fighter pilot. Deceased Augsburg 25 June, 1981.
1104 Leiner, KarlOgefr1II/TG-3 (11/43 S.U.) EK 2
Transport Operational Clasp
His first known victory (have no idea what he was flying), a Soviet LaGG on 26 November, 1943.
1105 Leiter, Karl-Heinz HansUffz44/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-5 Werk# 15986 "White 1" (lost 9/3/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1943 during aerial combat northwest of Gatschina/N.Korpikow S.U.. His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 27 August, 1943. Nos. 3 & 4, both LaGG-5s on 2 September, 1943.
1106 Leither, KarlLt2/9/1914Wien - Guntramsdorf1/KG-4He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 6/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 June, 1940; sd by fighters over Dunkirk and crashed at Rohsol bei Dunkirchen, killing all four crewmen. Remaining crew: Fw Horst Tromsdorf, Uffz herbert Edmund Fünfstrück and Uffz Rud. Walter Patzer. All buried in the War Cem. Werl Waldfriedhof, Germany; Leither Gr 13, Tromsdorf Gr 12, Fünfstrück Gr 11 and Patzer Gr 10. The crew positions were not identified, Leither was selected for this entry (D.Drury).
1107 Leja, Karl HeinzOfw12/KGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1108 Lemme, WernerOblt10/21/1912Gollnow, Posen 2/KG-253 (2/35-5/37 Augsburg), 2/KG-355 (10/37-3/38 Fassberg), 3/355 (6/38-12/38), 1/K 88 Legion Condor (7/39), 3/KG-53 (9/39), 5/KG-3 (9/39-7/40), Stffüh 2/KG-3 (5/41-9/41 Schatalowka, S.U.) Go 145 & He 111 in 355, He 111 in 3/KG-53 & 5/KG-3, Do 17Z & Ju 88A in 2/KG-3 , Ju 88A-5 Werk # 886282 "5K + KK" (lost 9/16/41)
Spanish Cross in Silver
Spanish Cross of Military Merit

EK 2(9/25/39)
EK 1(7/10/40)
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Brz(5/25/41); in Sil (8/30/41)
KIC 16 September, 1941; crashed and burned at the Schatalowka-West airfield (now Shatalovo Russia), SE of Smolensk, cause not reported. He was acting as observer this date. Buried Gollnow, 26 September, 1941. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Erwin Heinssen, Pilot; Ofw Friedrich Teika, R/O and Ogefr Karl Oberbreier, Gnr (D.Drury via Matti Salonen, 12 O'clock Forum). He rec'd his Observer Badge on 30 June, 1938, his Pilot Observer Badge on 25 October, 1940. He is known to have participated in the Czech & Austrian annexations prior to Russia. Source: multiple documents.
1109 Leonhard, KarlHptm7/3/1913Kaiserslautern232/JG-53(9/39), 3/JG-53 (9/40; 10/41 Channel), Stfkpt 8 & 3/JG-53 (7/42), Kdr II/JG-11 (8/44), Kdr I/JG-11 (445)Bf 109E-1 "Red 7" & Bf 109E-3 "Red 7" in 2/JG-53, Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 5" in 3/JG-53 in 40, Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7299 "Yellow 8" (10/41 in 3/JG-53), Bf 109F-4/Trop in 8/JG-53, Bf 109G-14 & K-4 in II/JG-11, Fw 190A in I/JG-11
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Soissons, 26 May, 1940. In July 1940, he received his Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 5" (Prien). In March 1941, he received his Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 5" (Prien). Flew Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 8" in October, 1941, Russia (Prien). His 2nd, a Hurricane in the London/Brighton area on 29 September, 1940. His 9th & 10th victories, both BB-22s on 31 May, 1942; one 10 km SE of Kursk, the other S of Poltava. His 11th, a P-39 30 km E of Kashornoye on 3 July, 1942. His 12th, a Spitfire over Marsa Scirocco on 18 December, 1942. His 13th, a P-38 28 km west southwest of Genova Italy, 1 December, 1943. His 14th, an "Abschuss" on 18 December, 1943, no location given (Perry Claims). His 15th, a B-24 10 km southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. A B-26 at Adenau-Eifel on 23 December, 1944. A P-47 in the Worms area on 30 December, 1944. Victories 21 to 23 were two Pe-2s and a Boston on 16 April, 1945. Deceased 30 November, 1995. He resided in San Diego, CA. Served on all fronts; France, England and Russia. Jager Blatt Obit. Alternate spelling: Leonhardt.

Gela Sicily Spring 1942 L-R: Werkmeister Ofw. Krüger, Staffelkapitän Oblt. Wolfgang Tonne, Oblt. Karl Leonhard, Lt. Walter Seiz

1110 Leonhards, Hans Gefr11/JG-11 (S.U. 6/44), 10/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680585 (lost 6/30/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732107 ""Black 10 + I" (lost 12/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 December, 1944 in aerial combat, map quadrant QL-RL, in the area of Bastogne. Mombeek MIA List. Injured in a crash at Minsk on 30 June, 1944 while landing after a transfer flight. This could be a Karl Leonhard on the Magnus Ace List with 23 victories, who served in JG-53 and JG-11.
1111 Leopold, KarlFw12/31/1916Karlovy, Cz.11/NJG-1 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6104 (lost 5/19/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 18/19 May, 1943 when he collided with a Bf 110 of 2/NJG-1, 1.5 km SE of Dongen, NE of Breda. His Bf 110 crashed at Dongen/Rijen Holland, SE of Oosterhout (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 13 May, 1943. Fw Leopold buried Ysselsteyn BM-3-74. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Kurt Müller (geb 8/8/1919), was also killed, and buried Ysselsteyn, BM-3-73 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
1112 Leppers, KarlOfhr114/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 151077 (lost 3/2/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1945; aerial combat near Kempten; Update: crashed near Burg. Buried in the Burg Militry Cem (Mombeek MIA List). One known victory, a P-51 opposing the Berlin-Münster Raid on 5 December, 1944. Leppers, Gütel and Heinz Schäfer all went MIA this same day.
1113 Leppert, KarlUffzV/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360340 "F* + ??" (lost 8/31/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 31 August, 1943 near the Orleans-Bricy airfield; collided with another C-6, Wk# 360387, piloted by Uffz Willfried Schlütter (KIFA w/one other unnamed crew) (Ju 88 Loss List).
1114 Lerner, KarlUffz8/19/19245/JG-300Fw 190A-8 "Red 6" (lost 3 Feb. 45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 February, 1945, no location.
1115 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.
1116 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).
1117 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.
1118 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.
1119 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).
1120 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
1121 Libscher, Karl HeinzUffzIV/JG-300Bf 109G-10 (lost 3/4/45 at Konnendorf)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1122 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.
1123 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).
1124 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.
1125 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).
1126 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.
1127 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.
1128 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).
1129 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.
1130 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
1131 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.
1132 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).
1133 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.
1134 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.
1135 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).
1136 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.
1137 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.
1138 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.
1139 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.
1140 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).
1141 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".
1142 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).
1143 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.
1144 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).
1145 Lüdicke, Karl HeinzHptmKdr II/KG-1 (12/41)He 111Bomber Operational Clasp
1146 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.
1147 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.
1148 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)
1149 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).
1150 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.
1151 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.
1152 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.
1153 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).
1154 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.
1155 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.
1156 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).
1157 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.
1158 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).

1159 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).
1160 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.
1161 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.
1162 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).
1163 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
1164 Maierhofer, KarlUffz3/KG.z.b.V.-101 Ju 52 Werk # 6414 (50% dam 3/24/41) Transport Operational Clasp He was uninjured 24 March, 1941 when he encountered a snowstorm at Rychory and crashed between Vernerovice and Snezne. Remaining crew: Ogefr Rudi Zänker, R/O (uninjured) and Gefr Walter Ludolf, Mech (KIC). This was one of four crashing due to the storm (F.Braun).
1165 Maisch, Werner Uffz6/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk# 19356 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 6/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1943; Aerial combat south of Koursk. Mombeek MIA List.
1166 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.
1167 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
1168 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).
1169 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).
1170 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.
1171 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).
1172 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.
1173 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.
1174 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).
1175 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.
1176 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
1177 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.
1178 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).
1179 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).
1180 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 Hoffmeister for 335 missions (docs found online).
1181 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).
1182 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.
1183 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.
1184 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
1185 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).
1186 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.
1187 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.
1188 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).
1189 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
1190 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).
1191 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
1192 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.
1193 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.
1194 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.
1195 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.
1196 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).
1197 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)
1198 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.
1199 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

1200 Mayer, Karl2/14/1918JG-27Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt, Deceased 29 November, 1995.

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