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1201 Kober, AlexanderOblt1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0841 (80% damaged), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1373 "A6 + MH" (lost 12/22/41) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 22 December, 1941 in Wk# 1373 on an operation, and crashing into the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Hans Andersen, Observer; Fw Erich Sielemann, R/O and Uffz Ludwig Heise, Gunner. WIA (Injured) in a non-operational landing accident on 18 August, 1941 at the Sola Norway airfield. Remaining crew: Lt Werner Lipke, Observer (WIA); Fw Arthur Beer, R/O (KIC) and Ogefr Ludwig Heise, Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway.
1202 Kobold, HansGefr14/JG-77Bf 109E-3 Werk # 6403 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1941 after a landing accident due to combat damage at Petsamo Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
1203 Kobylinski, Hans vonHptmStfkpt 1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3232 "L1 + GB" (lost 8/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1941, cause unknown; one other MIA, two KIA, all unnamed.
1204 Koch,Fw14/JG-11Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 S of Bitburg on 17 December, 1944. This is not Hans Helmut Koch, also 4/JG-11.
1205 Koch, HansGefrIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6340 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 26 September, 1941; crashing at Bodo Norway airfield due to pilot error, on a non-operational flight. No mention of his R/Os disposition. Source: SIG Norway.
1206 Koch, HansOfw1/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13788 "White 13" (lost 5/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 May, 1943 after aerial combat SW of Staronishestbljewskaja (Bf 109 Loss List).
1207 Koch, Hans GüntherOfhr15 6/JG-51 (11/42 Africa), II/JG-51 (Reich Def) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10720 (lost 2/8/43), Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 4/3/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 April, 1945 (Magnus). Added: Failed to return from aerial combat with Yak-3's south of Vienna, 3 April, 1945 (D.Drury). WIA 8 February, 1943 due to enemy fire NW of El Hamman. One known victory, a Spitfire 25 km south of Medjez-el-Bab on 26 November, 1942. On 1 December, 1942, he downed two Spitfires southwest of Mateur. Downed two P-38s; one 20 km north of Gabes the other 15 km southeast of Gafsa, on 23 January, 1943. Another victory, a B-17 4 km east of Vicenza Italy, 28 December, 1943.
1208 Koch, Hans GüntherOblt10/2/1915I/ZG-26Bf 110 (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Grandrieu, buried Lommel, Block 7/592. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1209 Koch, Hans Helmut Lt23/JG-1 (7/42), I/JG-11 (4/43), 6/JG-11 (6/43), 4/JG-11 (12/44 Reich Def), 6/JG-11 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161156 "Black < + -" (lost 1/11/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491432 "Black 11 + -" (lost 2/8/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 February, 1945, after he and his wingman, FhjFw Karl Keil, made forced landings behind Russian lines; reason and place unknown. It is believed that one was trying to rescue the other! Mombeek MIA List. WIA 11 January, 1944 during aerial combat near Westerburg, bailed safely. A former Uffz in JG-1, his one known victim, his 1st, was a B-17 on 17 April, 1943. His 2nd, a Beaufighter 40 km N of Schiermonnikoog on 25 June, 1943. Jager Blatt article & LOCS.
1210 Koch, HeinrichUffz1/19/19153/LG-1 Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3124 "F7 + L?" (lost 8/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 28 August, 1940; location Baulon "La Lande du Chene", cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Hans Wedekind (geb 2/8/18) Gr36 and Uffz Gustav (geb 4/13/16) Gr 32. Uffz Koch buried in Gr 33 (absa3945).
1211 Koch, PhilippUffz3/KG-6 Ju 188A-2 Werk # 160218 "3E + CL" (lost 6/13/44) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with four other crew, 13 June, 1944; failed to return from a mission (presumably the invasion front), cause and location unknown. Four Remaining airmen reported MIA on 6/13/44 per Onlineprojekt Gefallenendenkmäler "location & cause unknown": Ogefr Josef Daut, Ogefr Norbert Lauxtermann, Ogefr Michael Neff and Uffz Hans Seipel (D.Drury).
1212 Koch, WalterOfwFeldluftpark-PoriFw 58 Werk # 216 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 21 April, 1942; crashed at Pori during a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Fw Hans Strädiche, R/O and Uffz Bruno Delfs, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1213 Koehne, Hans-GüntherMaj1/4/1914Rittergut Ankensen, Krs. PeineStG-2, Stfkpt 5/StG-2, varoius Instr & Staff positionsJu 87
RK(11/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
At least 200 missions.
1214 Koenig, Hans Heinrich 'Kira'Hptm7/23/1921Halle Saale265/ZG-76 (4/40), 8/NJG-3 (6/42), Stfkpt 3/JG-11 (10/43), Kdr I/JG-11 (5/44)Bf 110C, Fw 190 Wk# 430682 "Yel 4", Fw 190A-7 "Yel 1", Fw 190A-7 Wk# 430489 "<<+" (lost 5/44)
RK(8/19/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 May, 1944 near Kaltenkirchen when his bomber target exploded, taking his Fw 190A-7 with it! Plus 4 Unconfirmed night victories. 20 Bombers. Lost an eye in combat with an RAF bomber on 26 June, 1942 and was removed from Night Duty. Transferred to Day Fighters as Staffelkapitan 3/JG-11, flying "Yellow 1" out of Rotenburg, and later became Kdr I/JG-11. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Map Quadrant 24.69 on 15 October, 1941. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 61 Sq. which crashed on the southern perimeter of the Bad Zwischenahn airfield the night of 3-4 Hune, 1942. His 5th, a B-24 at Helgoland on 4 October, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 (HSS) at Dollart, NE of Spijk on11 December, 1943. His 8th, a B-17 10 km NW of Zwolle on 10 February, 1944. A 9th, a P-51 on 21 February, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 SE of Siegen on 22 February, 1944.His 15th, a B-17 S of Bremen on 23 March, 1944. His 20th, a P-47 at Elmshorn on 15 April, 1944. His 24th, a B-24 (HSS) near Nienburg on 29 April, 1944. His 25th, a B-24 at Nienburg, later that same day. His 26th, a B-17 E of Limburg on 12 May, 1944. Alternate spelling: König.
1215 Kögler, Hans JoachimOblt11/JG-53 (7/43; 3/44 Manigo Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161334 "White 1" (lost 3/28/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s north of Ravenna. One known victory in Sicily, His 1st, a Spitfire 10 km west of Gela on 11 July, 1943.
1216 Kohlen, HansUffz2(F)/11 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430526 "6M + DK" (lost 2/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Karl Zappe and two other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 506/603 on 26 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1217 Köhler, HansUffz2/KG-77 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2606 "3Z + BK" (lost 7/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Woronesh 1 July, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1218 Köhler, HansUffzIII/ZG-26 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360008 "3U + KU" (lost 4/20/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Maritimo Island 20 April, 1943, probably due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
1219 Köhler, HansOblt11/8/19169/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2822 "G1 + DT" (lost 9/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 September, 1940 during a raid on the Hurricane Gloster Aircraft Factory at Hucclecote. He was attacked by Hurricanes of No.79 Sq. and crashed at sea off County Wexford. Remaining crew: Fw Horst Birkholz, Obs (KIA); Uffz Rudolf Firchau, R/O (KIA); Fw Martin Lippert, Mech (MIA) and Gefr Franz Günther, Gnr (KIA). The deceased buried at Glencree Cemetery, graves 7,20 & 31. (D.Drury).
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
1220 Köhler, Hans JoachimOfhr8/12/1923Adenbüttel bei GifthornII/EJG-1Fw 190A-3 Werk # 125204 (lost 2/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 February, 1945, hitting an obstruction SW of Werneuchen. Birth information, Martin Kuban.
1221 Kohlschreiber, HansOgefrNAGr.-15Fw 189A Wertk # 2078 (10% dam 5/28/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 28 May, 1943 at Serewoka Russia, hit by ground fire. His Observer, Oblt Karl Findeisen, was also WIA, no mention of a 3rd crewman. Obs Loss List
1222 Kohlstrunk, WilliOblt8/24/1918Meissen9/KG-3 (8/40 St Trond, Be.), 1/JG-2 (11/44 Grossostheim)Do 17Z Werk # 2645 (70% dam 12/20/40), Fw 190D-9 "Black < 1" (lost 3/23/45) Wound Badge
Bomber or Fighter Operational Clasp
His D-9 reported lost 23 March, 1945 after being set afire during combat with a P-51 at Kohden, by Bad Salzhausen. Pilot bailed and his right leg, with prosthetic, struck the tailplane. This time, the leg had to be amputated above the knee. Injured 20 December, 1940 when he crashed his Do 17 at the St Trond airfield, cause unknown (A.Rosseels). Added: The Dornier was hit by AA fire, knocking out an engine. Unable to maintain his altitude, and flying blind due to weather, he managed to exit cloud cover and make a belly landing at St Trond, smashing into a raised embankment. Remaining crew: Hans Wenzlawiak, Obs (inj); Arthur Gutzeit, R/O (inj) and Herbert Hoppe, Gnr (KIC). Kohlstrunk broke both legs and the right leg eventually had to be amputated at the knee. Deceased 8 October, 1997 (falkeeins-blogspot).
1223 Köhne, Hans GüntherMajStabsStf-Stab/StG-2Bf 110E
RK(11/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp-Sil.
200+ missions. DK-G Awards List
1224 Kohnmann, HansHptmAufkl.Gr.Ju 188E, Ju 88A-12
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1225 Kolb, HansLt34/JG-77 (1/43), 2/JG-77 (7/44 Italy)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162294 "Red 4" (lost 7/3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Lagnasco, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). One known Desert victory, his first, a P-40E in N. Africa on 14 January, 1943. His 2nd victory, a P-40E on 20 January, 1943. His 3rd, a P-40 on 13 March, 1943.
1226 Kolbe, Hans HenningLt11/JG-5 (Norway)Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14101 "White 15" (lost 3/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 March, 1943; crashed into the sea during aerial combat, northwest of the Lade Norway airfield, Map Quadrant 16 East/04472. Source: SIG Norway.
1227 Kolberg, Hans GeorgUffz10/JG-27 (reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140162 (lost 4/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1944 during aerial combat in the München area.
1228 Kolbow, HansOblt1/8/1914Hamburg27Legion Condor, 3/JG-20(9/39), 6/JG-20(5/40), 9/JG-51(7/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-51(8/40) &6/JG-51(7/41)Bf 109E "Red 1"in 5 Stf, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12804 "Blk 1"(dam), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8974 "Blk 6"(lost 7/16/41)
RK(7/27/41 Post)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 July, 1941 when he attempted to bail from his ground-fire damaged "Black 6" S of Stara-Bychow, at 60 feet during the Battle for Smolensk. After being hit by Soviet bomber return fire, he made a force landing in "Black 1" on 3 July, 1941 near Nowo-Hutkowo. 13 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 southeast of Antwerp, 12 May, 1940, I/JG-20s first victory in the West. His 2nd, a Spitfire NE of Calais on 29 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Skua northwest of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. Nos.4 & 5, a Spitfire and a Blenheim on 30 June, 1940, no location on either. His 6th, a Spitfire 20 km SW of Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 8 August, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, two Spitfires N of Dover on 26 August, 1940. His first known Soviets victories, five SB-2s on 25 June, 1941, while serving in 5/JG-51. A double Soviet victory on 13 July, 1941; both DB-3s.
1229 Köll, HansUffz9/KG-77 (S.U)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2541 "3Z + DT" (lost 6/21/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 June, 1942 over Russia, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1230 Kolle, HansOblt9/ZG-26Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspPOW 24 November, 1941, along with gunner Ogefr Luckmann, after being shot down during aerial combat with Hurricanes and P-40s over the Gambut-El Adem aera.
1231 Kölling, Heinrich HansFw11/NJG-1 (9/43 Gilze-Rijen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5307 "G9 +DH" (70% dam 9/3/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 3 September, 1943; collided with a Do 217M-1, Wk# 5661 while taking off from Gilze-Rijen Holland, no mention of crew injuries or Do 217 data (Boiten & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Uffz Kölling buried Yssel M-3-54; his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Schaub not injured (SGLO).
1232 Kolme, Hans GüntherHptmStab/StG-2 (S.U.)B110F-4 Werk # 4627 (60% dam 7/31/41)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew 31 July, 1941; made an emergency landing in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3077 after an enemy fighter attack.
1233 Kolodziej, HansOfw113(Z)/JG-5 (9/43 Finland)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5221 (lost 9/6/43) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 6 September, 1943; collided with a Soviet P-39 west of Havingsberg during aerial combat, and after downing his one known victory, same day. His R/O, Uffz Willi Schipper, was also killed (Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 6 September, 1943.
1234 Kölpin, Hans JoachimFw8/13/1918Stettin2/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. He was serving as Co-pilot with Lt Josef Lehl (also KIC) this date. Source: B.Bines.
1235 Kölsch, HansFhjFw2/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161327 "Black NP + QB" (lost 1/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat near Mede Usta, 8km SE of Palma-Neva.
1236 Kolschek, MaxUffz1920Wiener Neustadt, Austria5 6/JG-1 (8/42), 4/JG-1 (10/42), 5/JG-1 (3/43 Woesdrecht), 4/JG-1 (3/43 Schiphol) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5562 (80% dam 3/4/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7026 "White 1" (lost 3/11/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 March, 1943 during aerial combat with three Spitfires in Wk# 7026 over the North Sea, west of Ijmuiden Holland, the same day as his last victory. His death witnessed ny wingman, Hans Lebmann. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito IV, 5 km northwest of Ghent Belgium on 15 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Mosquito west of Hock-van-Holland on 11 October, 1942. His 3rd, an "n.b.", a B-17 over Holland on 14 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 10 km west of Vlielandee on 4 March, 1943. After this incident, he was uninjured when he crashed his Wk# 5562 at the Leeuwarden Holland airfield due to engine damage (DeSwart). His 5th, a Spitfire 40 km west of Ijmuiden on 11 March, 1943. No known grave. Alternate spelling: Kolscheck.
1237 Kolwe, Hans UlrichUffz7/15/1921Greifswald5/KG-2 (Soesterberg, Holland)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4395 "U5 + AN" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 25/26 July, 1943 after taking a direct hit from AA fire during the attack on Hull port installations. The AC crashed at Criftens Farm, Long Riston, Beverley, and was almost completely buried in the crater it made on impact. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Fritz Pilger, Observer, Uffz Helmut Gabriel, wireless operator and Uffz Rudolf Trodler, gunner. The crew of four were buried in the churchyard at Brandesburton, near Hornsea. The pilot, Kolwe, (also spelled Kowle) is buried under the name "Cowle" at Brandesburton.
1238 König, HansUffz29/NJG-3Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
1239 König, Hans Heinrich 'Kegelkönig' Hptm7/23/1921Halle Saale28 5/ZG-76, 8/NJG-3, Jasta Helgoland (11/43), 3/JG-11 (12/43 Husum), Kdr I/JG-11 (5/44) Bf 109T-2 Werk # 7734 (lost 11/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16477 (flown Summer 43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550892 "Yellow 3" (lost 12/11/43), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430489 ""Black <<" (lost 5/24/44)
RK(8/19/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/17/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 May, 1944 when the explosion of his last victim, a B-17, tore off the left wing of his A-7 near Kaltenkirchen. He was wounded during aerial combat and his A-6 crashed near Groningen Holland on 11 December, 1943. He ditched in his T-2 on 3 November, 1943 off Farsund due to engine trouble, pilot OK.
1240 Kopatzki, KlausFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311047 "K6 + BK" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 28 July, 1943; shot down during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RCAF No.404 Sq near Shetland, Map Quadrant 06 East/1400. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Knittel, Observer (POW); Uffz Heinrich Hengst, R/O (POW); Ofw Werner Henrich, Mech (KIA) and Uffz Werner Mohlau, Gunner (POW). Source: SIG Norway.
1241 Kopf, HansOfw6/KG-40 (6/42 Soesterberg) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5398 "F8 + DP" (lost 6/22/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Dolderseweg 158, Zeist Holland the night of 21/22 June, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Pilot and crew killed in the crash after aerial combat with fighters, and buried in Ysselsteyn; Kopf, CX/6/150. Remaining crew: Ogefr Fritz Frey, Obs, CX/6/149; Fw Frederick Wilhelm Beck, R/O (geb 9/28/1916), CW/5/101 and Fw Gerhard Wagner, Mech, CW/5/102 (FindAGrave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1242 Kopf, HansUffz21/JG-2Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire WNW of Forges-les-Eaux on 24 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-38 at Romilly-sur-Seine on 20 May, 1944.
1243 Kopitz, Hans A.FwStab/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2020 V4 + DA" (lost 4/20/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost at Bunde/Kasen, neighboring on the Dutch side, close to the Belgium/Netherlands border, 20 April, 1940, no further information. Lost Aircraft Report. Added: Fw Kopitz's ac was first attacked by nine fighters over France, and then over Belgium, eventuall making a forced landing in the Netherlands, where they were taken prisoner, but released shortly thereafter when the Dutch surrendered. Remaining crew: Sonderfüh. Fritz Stern, War Corres (WIA & DOW 4/21/40); Lt Paul Lehmann, Obs (Interned); Ofw Augustin Wutz, Flt Engr (Interned) and Uffz Kurt Koschorreck, R/O (Interned). Fritz Stern buried in the German War cem at Ysselsteyn, BZ/4/84 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1244 Köpke, HansOfhrIII/SG-151Fw 190F-8 Werk # 930587 (70% dam 3/16/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 16 March, 1945 at the Bindlach airfield due to engnie failure.
1245 Koppelow, Hans vonObst8/15/1902Ludwigslust/MecklIII/KG-153 (4/38), Kdr III/KG-3 (10/40), FFS C18 (Luben 11/41), BFS 4 (Kastrop 1/42), Kdr III/KG-2 (4/42), Kdr KG-2 (5/42 to 1/43), Staff assign to end due to illnessDo 17, Do 217E & K
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (2/19/43)
EK 1 & 2


Bomber Operational Clasp
Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries. Deceased December 1957.
1246 Korn, HansUffz7/3/19212/JG-54, 11/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5814 "Black ?" (70% dam 7/21/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600415 "Yellow 20" (lost 3/12/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 21 July, 1943 over the Karatschew S.U. airfield. KIA 12 March, 1945 in aerial combat near the Remagen Bridge, by Herschbroich.
1247 Kornatz, HansOblt12/29/1915362/JG-53 (9/39 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim-11/42), JG-52, 3/EJG-Süd, Stfkpt 1/JG-53 (7/44)Bf 109E-3 "Red 5"(10/39), Bf 109F & G(Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13474 "Black
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP

EK 1(9/40) & 2
Wound Badge(5/27/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 May, 1940 during aerial combat with a Potez in a Bf 109E which was totaled (Prien). WIA 8 September, 1942 during aerial combat at Kotluban. Flugbuch (9/40 to 8/44). His first aerial victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, during the French Campaign, a Potez 63 west of Noyon, 27 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 9th overall, an I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 10th, a MiG-3 on 8 June, 1942. His 15th, a Pe-2 on 27 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 E of Kalatsch on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Katschalinskaya on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two Il-2s and a MiG-1 on 7 September, 1942. One known victory in the Desert, his 26th, a Spitfire on 29 November, 1942. His 30th & 31st victories, both Dragonflys; one 15 km south of Canino, the other 20 km south of Aquino Italy, 13 December, 1943. His 33rd, a B-24 in the Balkans on 22 July, 1944. His 34th, a Yak 9 over Rumania on 22 August, 1944. An Il-2 at Mohacs on 23 November, 1944. His 36th, a Rumanian Bf 109 on 25 February, 1945. He was shot down in his G-10 on 10 April, 1945 over Vienna by a Soviet Il-2. Deceased 23 August, 2002.
1248 Kornatzki, HansOgefr4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87 Werk # 5981 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 November, 1942 after being hit by enemy fire at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 2949.
1249 Kornatzki, Hans Günther vonObstlt6/22/19066Kdr II/JG-52 (8/40 Peuplingues), Sturmstaffel 1/JG-1 (1/44), JG-3, Kdr II(Sturm)/JG-4 (7/44)Ar 65 (4/35), Bf 109C,D & E in JG-52, He-51, Fw 190A-6 "White 1" in JG-1, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681424 "Green 3" (lost 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps
KIA 12 September, 1944 shortly after his 6th victory! Stfkpt in 3/Fl Grp Damm in April, 1935. Channel pilot. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, leading Sturmstaffel 1. His 5th victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Beckum-Hamm on 23 March, 1944. A 6th victory, a B-17 E of Helmstedt on 12 September, 1944. He seems to be the person credited with the idea of the Rammtrager concept, with led to the Sturmgruppes. Another source states his name as Horst Günther. Another, Walter. Another, Hans Georg. Alternate spelling: Kornatski.


Sturmstaffel 1: 5 Left Maj. von Kornatzki
1250 Kornblum, HansFwLD-Kdo.65He 60E Werk # 1807 "DL + QI" (interned 6/21/43)Observer Operational ClaspInterned briefly 21 June, 1943 after making a landing at Kesan Turkey. A passenger, Hptgefr Lassberg was also interned (Özkan Türker).
1251 Körner, HansGefr5/10/19184/NJG-2 (Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0604 "R4 + GM" (lost 3/14/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1941, crashed at Smiths Farm, Dovendale, SW of Louth, Lincolnshire, shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 29 Sq., piloted by W/C Widdows (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Gefr Körner buried CC, Blk 3, Gr 186. A 2nd crewman, Gefr Karl Heinz Spangenberg (geb 7/19/1920) KIA, bur CC, Blk3, Gr 187 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1252 Körner, HansGefr4/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512371 "Blue 9" (lost 1/24/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 January, 1945 near Gütersloh during a transfer flight, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
1253 Kornstädt, Hans UlrichLt34/JG-27 (5/43)Bf 109G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a B-17 25 km west of Cape San Vito on 9 May, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 20 km northwest of Trapani on 10 May, 1943. His 3rd, a Beaufighter 95 km northwest of Trapani on 22 May, 1943.
1254 Korte, HansGenMaj12/16/1899DannenbergKdr I/KG-51 (12/39), Kdr II/KG-55 (5/40 Dreux)< Kdr KG-55 (1/41)Do 17M, He 111P, Ju 88A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. Kdr I/KG-255 in May 1939, most likely flying the Do 17, a Maj at the time. numerous staff position thereafter. Deceased 8 April, 1990, Utting am Amersee.
1255 Korte, HansOfwII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 181675 (lost 9/2/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 2 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 69/6/1.
1256 Kortlepel, Hans JürgenLt12/23/19233/TG-1 (1/44) Ju 52 Werk # Unk "1Z + HL" (lost 1/7/44) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 7 January, 1944 due to enemy action, crashing 8km west of Beresowka Belarus, Ukraine (LOCS).
1257 Kose, Hans RudiLt11/JG-27Bf 109 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) "separated from the formation" near Wiener Neustadt, 2 November, 1943.
1258 Kosinowski, HansUffz8/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15496 "Black 11" (lost 7/30/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # ?? "Black 3" (lost 9/27/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 27 September, 1943; shot down at Djidjelli during aerial combat, no locationt. WIA 30 July, 1943 during aerial combat SE of Alghero Sardinia.
1259 Koslowski, HansOfw12/1/19157/KG-2 (6/42 Schiphol) Do 217E-4 Werk # 1171 "U5 + ?R" (lost 6/8/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed on Sloterweg at Hoofddorp, North Holland on 8 June, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The entire crew was killed in the crash, and buried at Ysselsteyn Blk CW, Row 3. Remaining crew: Uffz Herbert Brauer, Obs (Grave 59); Uffz Karl Heinz Tannhäuser, R/O (Grave 60) and Ogefr Gerhard Hinerlich, Gnr (Grave 61). Ofw Koslowski buried Grave 58 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1260 Koslowski, HansLt5/3/1923Stffüh 8/SG-2 (8/44)Fw 190F-8, Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141952 "T6 + ES" (dam 8/17/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: WIA 17 August, 1944 when his ac was hit by enemy fire in the vicinity of Skangali airfield, Latvia, no mention of his R/O-Gnr (D.Drury).
1261 Kost, Hans JoachimOblt5/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140171 "??" (lost 1/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew at Leuk-el-Arba 12 January, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack, one other crew unaccounted for (Ju 88 Loss List).
1262 Kothe, HeinrichHptm1/Kü.Fl.Gr-906He 115B-2 Werk # 2754 "8L + GH" (lost 9/17/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 17 September, 1940 after his ac struck a hillside while flying in poor weather and fog. The ac crashed near Rosehearty, to the west of Fraserburgh. Remaining crew (POW): Lt.z.S. Hans Otto Aldus, Obs and Uffz Herbert Meissner, R/O (D.Drury).
1263 Kowalski, Hans Hermann OttoOfhr11/8/19245/JG-2 (Droiselles 7/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462975 "White 11" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational Clasp in SilverShot down 17 December, 1944 by P-47s near Krinkelt, Belgium. He bailed out after his engine and cockpit were hit and became a POW near Eschweiler. He had flown over 60 missions.
1264 Kowalski, HeinzFw5/2/19212/KG-53 He 111H-16 Werk # 162378 "A1 + DK" (lost 1/3/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 January, 1945 when his ac was lost to unknown circumstances, and came down near Tinglev, Denmark, near the Danish/German border. Remaining crew (KIA, bur War Cem. Leck-Kirchhofstrasse, Germany): Uffz Hans Olm, Obs (Gr 2); Ofw Gerhard Täschner, R/O (Gr 3); Flg Herbert Rose, Flt Engr (Gr 5) and Gefr Wilhelm Kirchhoff, Gnr (no known VDK grave). Pilot Fw Kowalski bur Gr 4. Graves 2,3,4,& 5 also contain another 2/KG-53 crew, that of pilot Uffz Herbert Jürgens, seemingly collective graves (D.Drury).
1265 Kowatsch, Hans J.Uffz12(StG)/LG-1 (5/40) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 278 "L1 + ?W" (lost 5/13/40) Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 87 crashed at Almkerk/Waardhuizen Holland on 13 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Kowatsch reported "wounded" when his ac made an emergency landing on the field de Laagt, between Almkerk and Waardhuizen. Both he and R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Jorzyck (WIA), were taken prisoner and sent to Fort Altena (DVL Loss List). Added: The cause reported by SGLO is that they were sd by fighters from No.66 & 264 Sqs. This is most likely Hans Johann after the Netherlands capitulated.
1266 Kowatsch, Hans JohannUffz12/16/1914Essen-Stoppenberg2/EKdo-210 Bf 110D-1 Werk # 3648 "S9 + JK (or LK) (lost 11/17/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp His 110 crashed into the North Sea by Noordwijk Holland on 17 November, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Kowatsch's was KIA, his body washed ashore on 18 December, 1940. He is buried at Ysselsteyn, BK-3-60. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Georg Bade is listed as MIA. One source says the cause was being sd by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq. (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1267 Kowell, HansLt2/KG-53He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1268 Kownatski, HansOgefr4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5981 (lost 11/23/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 2949 due to enemy fire. Ju 87 Loss List
1269 Krafftschick, HansLt3(F)/122 (Schiphol)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0394 "F6 + FL" (lost 1/5/41)Observer Operational ClaspBelieved KIA 5/6 January, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Thames Estuary, believed shot down by AA fire. Remaining crew (MIA?): Lt Johann Gerrold, Obs; Uffz Siegmund Ploozck, R/O and Fw Friedrich Scheckloth, Mech. Wiki Luft data. Alternate spelling: Kraftschick.
1270 Krahnke, Hans WolfgangFw33Erg-Ost (Poland 5/42), Stabsstaffel/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1095 (95% dam 5/6/42), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530350 "Black 2" (lost 9/10/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 September, 1943 by flak in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 35449. Injured in a takeoff accident at Krakau airfield on 6 May, 1942. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 March, 1943. A MiG-1 on 21 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. Twon Il-2s (m.H.) on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 21 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (two m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A Barrage balloon and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) near Yelnya on 19 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Spas-Demensk on 20 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 23 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 1 September, 1943.
1271 Kral, HubertOblt1/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 3733 "1H + JH" (lost 4/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 April, 1941 after crashing off Fife Ness, Kinneard, SE of Dundee, due to engine problems. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Hans Braucks, Observer; Uffz Erich Weise, R/O and Gefr Walter Dirks, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: The entire crew escaped into their dinghy. They were then taken prisoner after being rescued by the RN sloop, HMS Hastings (D.Drury).
1272 Kramer, HansLt5/5/19225/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/27/44 at Arnstadt)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid.
1273 Kramer, HansUffz2/106 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5201 "M2 + EK" (lost 5/5/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew the night of 4/5 May, 1941 against Hartepool England; they are s/d by Beaufighter piloted by S/L Smith from 255 Sq., into the North Sea near Mablethorpe at 02:25. Added: They were sd by a Defiant of No.255 Sq., piloted by S/L Roddick L.Smith. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt z.S Werner Pyrkosch, Obs; Fw Paul Barabas, R/O and Gefr Heinrich Stinhans, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1274 Kramer, Hans LeoLtKG unitJu 88A-4, He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1275 Kräner, HansLt10/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6223 (lost 9 /24/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 24 September, 1943 during aerial combat in the Mainz-Finthen area. Bf 110 Loss List
1276 Kratzel, HansFw4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13022 "White 11" (lost 5/11/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 May, 1942 after making an emergency landing at Skarainis after aerial combat.
1277 Krause, Johann 'Hans'Hptm1/13/1920Rheinhausen285/NJG-3 (8/42), Stab I/NJG-3, Stfkpt 6/NJG-101(Radar-equipped 4/44), Kdr I/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Fw 190A-5, Ju 88G in NJG-4, Do 217 (G3 + EV (lost 9/43) in NJG-101, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622056 "3C + BC" (dam 3/4/45)
RK(2/7/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)
EP(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Wk# 622056 damaged during Operation Gisela, near Hamm. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): Ofw Otto Zinn and Ofw Friedrich Specht (Rosseels). All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling west of Ebsjerg, into the sea, on 19 August, 1942. Two other victories, both Wellingtons, at Ülzen and Hageunau, 0n 6 October, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington 3 km southwest of Osterbeck on 26 February, 1943, while in 3/NJG-1. His 5th, a Wellington, Werk # LN976 of RAF No.37 Sq., the night of 3-4 April, 1944 at Dunapentele Hungary. His crew at this time: Ofw Otto Zinn, R/O and Ofw Friedrich Specht. His first known Soviet victory, a B-25(i.z.Arb.) the night of 10-11 June, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a DB-3F near Matrageb, the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Two Soviet DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 26-27 October, 1944. His 26th, a Halifax the night of 14 November, 1944, the victory data found on his victory cup being sold online by Leisure Galleries. Very little detail about this Night Fighters career. Deceased 30 December, 2006.
1278 Krauss, HansFlugzeugführer in Finland, JG-5 (?)Bf 109G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt 5/2001.
1279 Krauss, HeinzUffzFlugzeug Führer Schule B 34 (FFS B 34) (Kastrup)Si 204D Werk # 251162 (80% damaged)Student PilotInjured in a training accident on 30 November, 1943 when the Trainer AC crashed upon the approach to Vaerlose airfield (Denmark) due to pilot error. A 2nd Student pilot, Uffz Hans Kuttroff was also injured. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1280 Krausse,GefrFlugzeugführer 4/JG-53 (5/40 Mannheim-Sandhofen)Bf 109E-3Pilot BadgeStaffel picture in the JG-53 Chronicles by Jochen Prien at the start of the campaign in France. This could be Hans Krausse later in JG-1.
1281 Krausse, HansUffz 8/JG-52 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13402 (lost 7/8/42) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 8 July, 1942 at Uman-Charkow during a transfer flight.
1282 Krawack, HansUffz3/14/1924116/JG-54 (Another source places him in 4/JG-27 this date!)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 739180 "Blue 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 in aerial combat with a Spitfire near Engter, Bez. (Bezirk-District) Osnabrück. His one aerial victory, a P-51 at Himmelkamp on 14 January, 1945, the date of his death. Two other sources have him in 4/JG-27 when achieving this one victory. The aircraft may have been a JG-54 aircraft(??).
1283 Krenn, Ignaz (Ignatz?)ObltStab I/KG-55He 111P Werk # unk "G1 + BB" (lost 8/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940; sd while on a mission to attack Portsmouth. Attacked by Hurricanes of No.43 Sq, piloted by S/L John Badger & Sgt HerbertHallowes and others, The ac crashed at Wick, just north of Littlehampton, Sussex. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Helmuth Morrack, Obs (WIA); Uffz Hans Degen, R/O; Uffz Willi Schneiders, Flt Engr (WIA and Fw Alois Schreck, Gnr (WIA) (D.Drury).)
1284 Krepp, HansUffz21/NJG-3, 2/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 30 km W of St.Peter on 30 July, 1943.
1285 Kretschmer, Dr. Hans GüntherOblt3Stfkpt 10/JG-301 (4/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-301 (11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412236 "Black 5" (lost 5/31/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1" (lost 11/21/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (5/31/44), Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 November, 1944 after aerial combat with P-51's in the Wehigen-Lumpnitz vicinity; buried Eisenach (LOCS). Shot down w/o injuries 31 May, 1944 by P-51's NE of Bucharest. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 near Bucharest on 17 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 NW of Zara in the Balkans on 21 April, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 at the Wenigen-Lupnitz airfield on 21 November, 1944. Note: One source suggests the Blk 5 Wk# was 412236. My 109 Loss List indicates that this Wk# was shot down (100%) 7/9/44, piloted by Fw Gerhard Mett (KIA).
1286 Kretzmann, WilhelmLt10/15/1918FFS (AB)-33 (Training School)AC Type unknown Kenn # "13" (lost 4/30/43)Student Pilot or Instructor ? Crashed during a training flight west of Ermelo, Gelderland, Holland (Veldwijk) on 30 April, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: He was identified as an observer on this flight, the pilot identified as Ofw Hans Beck. Both were killed, and buried at Ysselsteyn; Ofw Beck, BM-3-70 and Lt Kretzmann, BM-3-69 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1287 Kreutzberg, HansOfw15/NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" SSW of Munich on 3 October, 1943.
1288 Kreutzinger, RudolfUffzI/JG-3 Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 165974 "White 16" (lost 8/22/44) Fighter Operational Clasp Source: www.leteckabadatelna.cz, Luftwaffe losses in Czechoslovakia via Pavel Krejci. Pilot disposition unknown, Olomouc, 8/22/44. Added: Uffz Kreutzinger was able to jump free of his ac after being sd by a P-51 in the vicinity of Libava-Koslov, Olomouc District. His ac, and that of Uffz Hans Joachim Kettner, crashed near each other, sd by the same P-51 (F.Braun).
1289 Kreuzer, HansLt3/KG-53He 111H-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1290 Krieg, HansFw6(F)/122 (Bergamo/Ghedi)Ju 188D-2 "F6 + DP" (lost)Wound Badge(9/28/44)
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 28 November, 1944; shot down by an American Beaufighter Night Fighter SE of St Tropez on the French Riviera. Possibly the victim of 1/Lt Theodore A. Deakyne of 417NFS (his only WWII claim). Three remaining crew were also injured. Wiki Luft data.
1291 Kriegel, HansHptm1/21/1914Liebau1Stfkpt 7/ZG-76 (4/41 Norway), Stab/ZG-76(6/41), Kdr IV/JG-5 (4/43 Trondheim Norway)Bf 110C-4 Wk # 3271 "2N + DR" (28% dam 4/16/41), Bf 110D Wk# 3714(80% dam), Bf 109G, Fw 190A & Bf 110G-2 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 June, 1941 in a collision during aerial combat near Kirkenes. His R/O, Fw Erich Kuhn was killed (Source: SIG Norway). Injured in a landing accident crash, after an operational flight, on 16 April, 1941, near Herdla Norway. His R/O, Uffz Kurt Huhn, was also injured (Source: SIG Norway). One known victory, a Beaufighter off Haugesünd on 30 March, 1944. Magnus: 5 victories.
1292 Krieger, Hans HermannLt1/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600164 "White 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 24 December, 1944 when he made a force landing in "White 10" behind enemy lines due to engine failure.
1293 Kriependorf, HansHptmStfkpt in Kü.Fl.G-506He 115CBomber Operational ClaspPOW 16 September, 1940 when flying with pilot Clement Lucas, their He 115C was shot down by Naval gunfire during a torpedo run against shipping NE of Alnmouth. Lucas made a successful water landing and all the crew were rescued shortly thereafter. The unfortunate Stfkpt Kriependorf was a passenger trying to gain some experience on torpedo attacks on this operation.
1294 Kröcher, Karl HeinzOblt9/6/1921Meiningen3/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332217 "5J + HL" (lost 1/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 January, 1944; accidentally shot down by German flak, crashed near Maria-ter-Heide Belgium, 15 km north of Antwerp. Buried Lommel, Block 52/99. Source: A. Rosseels. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Fritz, geb 9/22/1920, (KIA), Obs; Uffz Gerhard Schmidt, geb 2/21/1920, (KIA), R/O; Uffz Johann Fischer, geb 3/31/1919, (KIA), Wart; Fw Heinrich Middeke, geb 3/13/1916, (KIA), Gunner; Uffz Heinz Gerhard Raczek, geb 6/10/1923, (KIA), Wart; Ogefr Hans Werner Rülke, geb 11/18/1922 (WIA), Gunner and Ogefr Leonhard Meier, geb 2/20/1924, (WIA), Wart (B.Bines).
Lommel, Belgium
1295 Krochinski, Hans JoachimFw6/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk # 360 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-6 reported sd 21 December, 1944 by a rear seat gunner in a Pe-2 near Frauenburg, Kurland, pilot disposition not reported (J.Schadskaje).
1296 Krockow, Graf Hans Kaspar vonLt6/5/19183/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 2946 "G1 + EL" (lost 4/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1941 on an operation to Birmingham, cause unknown. The ac returned to France, but crashed at Trouville-sur-Mer, Calvados. Remaining crew: Ofw Rudi Mondrey (or Mandrey), Obs (KIA, no known grave); Fw Siegfried Gebhardt, R/O (KIA, bur Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 13, Gr 722); Fw Franz Huhmann, Flt Engr ( survived) and Uffz Christian Bauer, Gnr ( survived). Lt Krockow buried Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 13, Ge 724 (D.Drury).
1297 Krohe, ChristianLt4(F)/14 (Dubowo) Ju 88A Werk # Unk "5F + EM" (lost 7/17/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 17 July, 1941 when his ac crashed NE of Svity, Smolensk Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA; presumed KIA): Oblt Siegmund Richard Greim, Obs; Uffz Lenk, R/O and Gefr A.Goebl, Gnr. Lt Krohe and Oblt Greim found on VDK, commemorated in the Duchowschtschina, Russia memorial book (D,Drury). NOTE: It is possible the Wk# is 0400 after being repaired following an emergency landing near Wittstock on 9/19/40 by Oblt Hans von Vleuten.
1298 Krohn, HansOfw10/11/1919HamburgErg/StG-2, III/StG-2,Ju 87
RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Radio Operator & rear gunner for RK Holder Heinz Jungclaussen after Otto Meier was seriously wounded. At the time SG-2 underwent Fw 190 transition training, Krohn attended pilot training until disbanded and ended the war in a Flak unit at Schleswig-Holstein. 965 missions, 200 over Stalingrad, about 800 with Jungclaussen.
1299 Kroke, OttoFw.I/KG-40 (5/41)Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0060 "F8 + DH" (lost 5/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 19 May, 1941 after being sd by flak along the southwestern coast of Ireland. He was Co-pilot on this mission, Oblt Hans Buchholz being the pilot IKIA). See Hans Buchholz for further detail.
1300 Kroll, Hans WernerOfhr8/9/1924Johannisburg (S.A.)12/JG-1 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-10/AS Werk # 490625 "Blue 3" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Zehdenick with P-51 escorts during a Berlin raid. Buried Neuruppin Evangel Friedhof, Abteilung 14/2/14. Good friend of Lt. Ottokar Henning.

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