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1201 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).
1202 Martin, HansUffz3/28/14Leipzig2/KGr-126He 111H-5 Werk # 3510 "IT + JK" (lost 10/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 October, 1940; the loss report states that the AC failed to return from a mission over England, presumably lost due to icing. In reality, it was either shot down by AA fire from a near-by naval base, or more likely, hit a barrage balloon cable on the way to London, bursting into flames. The AC crashed at Shotley Point, on the river Orwell, Shotley, Suffolk. The crew were buried in Staffordshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt zur See Wilhelm Stender (geb 4/24/17 Gummersbach) Obs/Navigator; Ogefr Erhard Irrgang (geb5/1/17 Reichstein) R/O and Fw Heinz Günther (geb 2/21/15 Oberwurschnitz), Gunner/Mechanic. A sister AC from 2/KGr-126 was also shot down the same night. Source: UK contributor, Andy M. Added: The deceased crew buried CC/1/6: Uffz Martin Gr 213; Oblt z.S. Stender Gr 214, Ogefr Irrgang Gr 212 and Fw Günther Gr 211 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1203 Martin, HeinzUffz27/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20758 "Black <1" (lost 10/8/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 October, 1943 after aerial combat with Soviet fighters; crashed into the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 30 August, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 8 October, 1943.
1204 Martin, HeinzFwFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Martin is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
1205 Martin, HeinzUffz1/14/19227/JG-300 (Löbnitz CZ.)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681513 "White 15" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG at Stepanov, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List, buried Olomouc-Neredin Cem.
1206 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).
1207 Martin, Kurt WernerLt8/13/192153/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G Werk # Unk "Yellow 15"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 July, 1944, takeoff accident at Pruzana (Magnus & Chronik JG-51 per H. Breuer). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 15 December, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 8 January, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 on 14 January, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. Added: During his takeoff, he was caught in the slipstream of another ac, causing him to crash. He served often as wingman for JG-51 Kdr (Dr) Heinz Lange.
1208 Marx,Uffz24/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Diepholz on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 SW of Verden on 19 May, 1944. This may be Heinz Marx in 8/JG-11 in August, 1944.
1209 Marx, HeinzFw6/25/1920Arnswalde, Pommern6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 16/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 380170 "Blue 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over Dortmund. He crashed in his AC near Bottrop-Feldhausen in the Erde. Began his Luftwaffe career in 1939. His body recovered and properly buried 30 December, 1996. His pilot comrade, Wolfgang Lehmann, wrote his final tribute in Jager Blatt, 1/1997.
1210 Marx, HeinzUffz8/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165475 "White 5" (dam 8/15/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Bretigny on 15 August, 1944 due to a technical failure.
1211 Maschlanka, Georg HeinzUffzErg/JG-Ost (Poland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4175 95% dam 8/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1942 when he crashed at Alt-Seidel due to a servicing fault on a non-operational flight.
1212 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).
1213 Matezki, WilhelmOfw11/5/1917Schmark - EllguthSchuler Kp./FFS B-34Ju 88 Werk # 3322 "NA + QB" (lost at sea)Pilot BadgeMIA 22 January, 1944 during a flight off the coast of Sweden when he crashed near Kastrup. Swedish reports were that their anti-aircraft guns had fired upon a German AC this datepresumably Wk# 3322. Remaining crew: Gefr Bernard Vieth (born 5/18/24 Erfurt, Buried at Trelleborg on 29 January), Gefr Stefan Smalders (born 4/22/1924 Hönnepel), MIA and Gefr Heinz Cronauer (born 4/3/1924 Leimen/Pfalz) MIA. The pilot was not positively identified by the author. I selected Matezki, the senior ranking person, feeling those born in 1924 would most likely have been students in the FFS unit. Source: B.Widfeldt
1214 Matt, HerbertOfwStab III/KG-51He 111 Werk # 2648 "9K + DD" (lost 5/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 May, 1940 after being shot down by French fighters of GC III/6 at Fougerolles. Remaining crew (POW); Oblt Siegfried Barth, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Schildt, R/O and Uffz Heinz Kazmirowski, Mech. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
1215 Mattejat, Hans GeorgLt4/28/1922Deutsch Eylau6/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740022 "G9 + BP" (lost 12/20/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 20 December, 1943; crashed near Budingen Belgium, NW of St Trond, no cause given. Buried Lommel, Block 21/45. Source: A. Rosseels & Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (KIC, bur War Cem., Lommel, Blk 21): Gefr Heinz Dobberke, R/O (KIC, bur Gr 582) and Gefr Ludwig Schlanstein, Gnr (KIC, bur Gr 575). Lt Mattejat buried Blk 21, Gr 54 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Mattijat.
Lommel, Belgium
1216 Matuschack, HeinzLt110/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 8 August, 1944.
1217 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.
1218 Maurer, HeinzUffz9/KG(J)-54Me 262A-1 Werk # 110663 "B3 + ET" (lost 2/8/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC by Ingolstadt during a training flight 8 February, 1945, cause unknown.
1219 Maurer, HeinzUffz7/KG-3 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300277 "??" (75% dam 10/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported damaged when it crashed at the Münster-Handorf airfield on 17 October, 1943 due to a servicing fault. The three unnamed crew were injured, no mention of pilot injury (Ju 88 Loss List).
1220 Maus, GerhardUffz9/17/19224/NJG-3Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621964 "D5 + MM" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945; shot down at Bocholt, near Limburg, Be., during Operation Bodenplatte. Buried Lommel, Block 47/205. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Wörheide (geb 7/18/22)(KIA), R/O. He was killed while being arrested and buried in Lommel, Block 47/204. Uffz Johannes Gabriel (POW), R/O and Ogefr Helmut Mersmann (POW), Gunner. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1221 Max, HeinzUffz2/JG-27Bf 109G (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat over Germany.
1222 Maximini, Heinz JosefUffz1/JG-301 (Finsterwalde) Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206188 (lost 1/14/45 at Neuruppin) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Neuruppin.
1223 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)
1224 Mayer,Unk5/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (dam 8/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported damaged 10 August, 1940 when he made an emergency landing at the Dinard airfield, after combat with British fighters. Also onboard, Obs Lt Heinz Wolf; crew disposition unknown (absa3945).
1225 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.

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1226 Mayer, HeinzUffz9(Eis)/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360398 "5K + MT" (lost 6/5/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 5 June, 1943 after a mid-air collision with another C-6 Wk# 360328, piloted by Lt Jürgen Fricke (MIA w/crew) in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6273 (Ju 88 Loss List).
1227 Mayer, Helmut Uffz4/12/1915Herford/Westf.5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6853 "1H + EN" (lost 2/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 9 February, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. and force landed in North Berwick (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: With one crewman dying and an engine damaged, Mayer made a fore landing at North Berwick, East Lothian. The Spitfire pilots were S/Ldr Andrew Farquhar and F/O Alistair Grant. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Sangl, Obs (POW); Uffz Franz Wieners, R/O (KIA, bur CC, Blk 3, Row 15, Gr 473) and Ogefr Heinz Hegemann, Flt Engr (POW). The ac was successfully repaired and used by the RAF as AW177 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Meyer.
Cannock Chase
1228 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.
1229 Medig, Emil MaxOfw4/2/1911Klein Notisten, OstpreussenIII/KG-1Ju 88A-5 Werk # 882211 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 November, 1940 during aerial combat with a British night fighter over Bapaume/Puisieux, France. Remaining crew(KIA): Oblt Heinz Beyer, Observer; Gefr Leopold Guthentaler, R/O; Ogefr Heinz Molstroh, Gunner. Medig is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery in Bourdon, France. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
1230 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.
1231 Mehrmann, HeinzUffz1/KG-26Me 410B Werk # 130365 (lost 2/11/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 February, 1945; crashed at Parchim due to pilot error. His R/O, Fw Heinrich Galandi was also killed. Source: SIG Norway & Lost Aircraft Report.
1232 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).
1233 Meier, GustavUffz8/25/1920Aufkl.Staffel 3(F)/Nacht (Pleskau)Do 17P Werk # 4121 "K7 + GL" (lost 12/4/41)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 4 December, 1941, when their ac failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Tikhvin, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Siegfried Wilhelm Friedrich Sager, Obs and Uffz Heins (not Heinz) Tjardes, R/O. No VDK burial detail on Oblt Sager, but the pilot and R/O are commemorated at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
1234 Meier, HeinzFw12/NJG-1 (7/41)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3161 "G9 + EK" (50% dam 7/10/41) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 9/10 July, 1941 during aerial combat, crash landing at Blerik, near the Venlo airfield (Boiten). Both he and the unnamed R/O were safe. One known victory, most likely his 1st, a Wellington Werk # X9916 "AA" of RAF No. 57 Sq., piloted by Sgt J.A.Matetich at Grevenbicht/Limburg (Weiden) on 15 October, 1941. Correction: Although Sgt Matetich was sd on 15 October, 1941, he was downed over Cologne. The only Wellington downed over Grevenbicht Holland was a Mark I, code X9978 of 57 Sq., piloted by F/O Keith John Miller. Source: Grandson of Ernest Tastard Christie, Ken McLeod. Mr Christie was a crew member of X9978. Alternate spelling: Maier.
1235 Meier, HeinzUffzStG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5261 "6G + DL" (lost 3/8/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 March, 1942 at Kawkas due to flak, no mention of crew. Ju 87 Loss List
1236 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.
1237 Meihs, HeinzUffz8/JG-26, 7/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspBodenplatte pilot. KIA 13 March, 1945.
1238 Meinecke, Friedrich "Fritz"Lt5/16/1913Cronenberg Wekusta 1/Ob.d.L (10/40 Oldenburg), Wekusta 5/Ob.d.L. Do 17Z (dam 10/3/40), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1387 "1B + MH" (lost 11/2/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 2 November, 1941; a non-operational crash at Banak Norway airfield, cause, weather. Remaining crew (all KIC): Helmut Rau, Observer; Helmut Gräbner, R/O and Karl Heinz Kasimir, Mech. No ranks given. Source: SIG Norway. Pilot safe 3 October, 1940; believed damaged by British fighter and made an emergency landing at the Oldenburg airfield (Wekusta Loss List). Added: Lt Meinecke buried in the Ger War Cem Botn-Rognan, Norway, Blk B, Gr 55. Helmut Rau and Fw Gräbner buried in the same cemetery; Rau in Blk B, Gr 142; Fw Gräbner in Blk A, Gr 1074. No known grave for Kasimir (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Meinicke.
1239 Meinhard, Karl HeinzGefr2/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150811 (lost 2/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 February, 1945 at Belzig, cause unknown.
1240 Meinhold, FritzLt1/KG-30Ju 88A-1 (lost 7/7/40)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crewmen 7July, 1940; sd by British fighters over Firth of Forth. His Obs Lt Heinz Günther Wallenstein was also KIA. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Oelschläger, R/O and Flg Fritz Schwarz, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1241 Meiss, Heinz Hans "Muli"Uffz2II/JG-11, 7/JG-26 (joins 8/44)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 March, 1945 crashed in his D-9 after aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 130 Sq. at Unna-Werl. His two victories; a Spitfire E of Arnhem on 21 February, 1945 and a P-47 near Wesel on 9 March, 1945.
1242 Meissner, HansUffz3/KG-28He 111H-5 Werk # 3668 "1H + AL" (lost 7/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 July, 1941; believed to have gone down off the Scilly Isles, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Franz Prellwitz, Obs; Gefr Heinz Nowak, R/O and Gefr Anton Taschwer, Gnr. Source: D.Drury.
1243 Meister, AdolfUffz8/NJG-3 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621599 (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported lost near Boncelles, Liege, Belgium, the night of 26/27 December, 1944, no further detail. Remaining crew (All MIA): Uffz Kurt Schreiber, Ogefr Heinz Steinke and Uffz Karl Hermann Bredenkamp. An Ogefr Heinz Steinke is reported buried at Lommel, Blk 36, Gr 386, however the VDK date of death is reported as 24 December, 1944 (an error?) (M.Balss & D.Drury).
1244 Melchert, HeinzFw10(Nacht)/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6258 "2N + PU" (lost 5/28/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 28 May, 1943 at Krymskaja due to enemy fighter attacks. Bf 110 Loss List
1245 Melchier, WaltherOfw2(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430507 4U + GK" (lost 4/20/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew at Haifa 20 April, 1943, cause unknown. His Observer, Hptm Erwin Müller (geb 3/26/1913) was KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Haifa, Palestine area (LOCS). Added: Their ac was first damaged by a Hurricane of No.127 Sq., but it was then sd by a direct hit from AA fire, crashing east of Haifa, killing the entire crew. The two unnamed: Fw Werner Franke, R/O and Uffz Heinz Friedrich, Gnr (Hist of the Med Air War, 1940-45, & P.Kechker 5/2019). Alternate spelling: Melchior, Walter.
1246 Mellenthin, HeinzFw8/9/1920114(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682744 "Black 10" (lost 12/2/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers over the Hunsrueck at Kirn, the day of his one victory! One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Hunsrück on 2 December, 1944.
1247 Mellmann, HeinzUffz212/JG-27 (3/44 Graz)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA about July, 1944. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 of 454BG, SW of Marburg/Drau on 19 March, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 5 km W of Conches on 12 June, 1944.
1248 Melschert, Heinrich HeinzFw610(Nacht)/ZG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Killed 28 May, 1943, no further detail (Boiten). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 12 March, 1943. A 2nd, a TB-7 on 22 March, 1943. A 3rd, a DB-3 on 15 April, 1943. Nos 4, 5, & 6, all night victories, two Bostons and a DB-3F on 18 April, 1943. Alternate spellings: Melchert (Magnus) and Melchart (Boiten). The Melschert spelling found on the OKL Claims List.
1249 Meltzer, Karl HeinzFw2/23/1922748/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15696 "Black 2" (lost 8/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 August, 1943 at Kharkov-Süd, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 on 24 August, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 21 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 27 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 October, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 12 October, 1942. An I-153 on 30 October, 1942. Three MiG-3s on 1 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 November, 1942. A MiG-3 on 5 November, 1942. A LaGG on 24 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943. A Spitfire on 30 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 3 May, 1943. A LaGG on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG on 18 May, 1943. A LaGG on 26 May, 1943. A Spitfire on 28 May, 1943. A LaGG on 4 July, 1943. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. Three LaGGs on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 9 July, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A Pe-2, a Boston and an IL-2 on 9 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 12 August, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 35 victories.
1250 Menzel, K.H. (Karl Heinz?)Uffz2/KG-53He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 11 May, 1940; sd by French fighters of GC II/5 & GC I/2, and crashed W of Ligny-en-Barrois (Dept Meuse Fr.), where the ac was destroyed by fire. Remaining crew (KIA, designations unknown): Gefr Erwin Plätschke, Gefr Heinz Ahrendt, Flg Karl Gilber and Flg Hubert Hiersemann. The four deceased are buried in the War Cem. at Andilly, Blk 15, Row 11: Plätschke Gr 786, Ahrendt Gr 784, Gilber Gr 787 and Hiersemann Gr 789. The pilot, Menzel, was selected due to lack of crew designations (D.Drury). I believe this pilot to be Fw Karl Menzel, later in 3/KG-53.
1251 Merensky, HeinzObltStfkpt 5/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940; his ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. while attacking the Naval Air Station at Ford, Sussex (HMS Peregrine), and crashed into the sea. His R/o-Gnr, Ofw Gerhard Sengpiel also MIA. Alternate spelling: Merenski & Morenski (D. Drury).
1252 Merkel, HeinzGefrIII/JG-27Bf 109K-4Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 December, 1944 in aerial combat over Cologne. He was reported missing . In fact, he had been shot down and crashed into the Rhine River. His body was found the following Spring.
1253 Merkl, HeinzGefr11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331467 "Yellow 4 + I" (lost 12/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Köln area.
1254 Merz, HeinzUffzJGr Ost (France)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12781 (90% dam 3/24/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 March, 1944; crash landed at the St Jean de Angely airfield due to a servicing fault.
1255 Meschke, Joseph HeinzFhjOfw92/JG-77 (2/435/44 Italy)Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162430 "Red 2" (lost 5/2/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 May, 1944 during aerial combat near San Martino, south of Ferrara (Bf 109 Loss List). One known Desert victory, his first, a P-38 in N. Africa on 8 February, 1943. His 2nd, a Kittyhawk on 10 March, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 3 April, 1943. His 4th, a P-38 on 20 June, 1943. In the Sicilian campaign, he downed a B-25 on 3 July, 1943. his 6th, a B-17 in the Udine area on 30 January, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 30 km NE of Padua on 7 April, 1944. His 9th, a B-24 45 km E of Po Estuary on 20 April, 1944.
1256 Messer, Karl HeinzOblt42/JG-53 (2/44 Italy), I/JG-4 (1/45), IV/JG-4 (2/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18407 (lost 7/11/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162062 "Black 1" (lost 2/14/44), Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Verona, bailed safely. His Wk# 18407 reported lost during aerial combat SW of Navo, pilot OK and bailed safely. One known victory, a P-47 in the Neustadt area on 14 January, 1945. A 2nd, an La-5 13 km W of Luben on 10 February, 1945. A 3rd, a Boston 3 km E of Podelzig on 17 April, 1945. A 4th, a Yak-3 (o.Z.) in the center of Seelow on 18 April, 1945. Flugbuch (3/41 to 5/45).
1257 Methehuft, HeinzLt9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5251 "J9 + IL" (lost 7/21/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 July, 1941 after being hit by enemy fire, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1258 Methfessel, WernerOblt6I(Z)/LG-1 (9/39) Stfkpt14(Z)/LG-1 (11/39)Bf 109D & E, Bf 110C "L1 + AK" (lost 5/17/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 17 May, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No.1 Sq. S of Rosnay, W of Reims. His Gnr Uffz Heinz Resener was also KIA. One known victory, his 1st, a Polish PZL P-24 at Warsaw on 3 September, 1939. A 2nd P-24 on 5 September, 1939, same location. A PZL P-43 at Rozan on 7 September, 1939. (Perry Claims). A Morane in the Verdun area, 23 November, 1939. His 4th and 5th, both Moranes (may have been Hurricanes) east of Metz, 29 March, 1940. A 6th, a Morane in the Luneville area on 2 April, 1940. Magnus, 8 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
1259 Metz,Lt14/JG-77Bf 109D & E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim northeast of Wilhelmshaven, 4 September, 1939. This victory was the 3rd RAF bomber to fall victim to the Luftwaffe. This could be Karl Heinz Metz, later a Hptm in JG-2.
1260 Metz, HelmutOfw7/20/1915II/KG-40 (Soesterberg)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5478 "F8 + EC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1942, crashing into the North Sea during the return from an operation, most likely an attack on Birmingham, cause not given. His body washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 10 August, 1942, and he was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 7, in Esbjerg on 13 August, 1942. Remaining crew: Ofw Paul Olbrich (geb 6/23/15), Obs, washed ashore near Bjerghuse on 9 October, 1942, and was buried on 10 October, 1942 at Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 69. Uffz Heinz Schmidt (geb 5/28/21), R/O, washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 11 October, 1942, and was buried that same day in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 10, in Esbjerg. Uffz Willi Schmiedla, Mech., has no known grave. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1261 Metz, Karl HeinzHptm3J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 8/JG-2 (6/40 Channel)Bf 109B & D (in Spain), Bf 109E "Black 2 + I" (lost 9/5/40)
Spanish Cross

EP(9/28/40), EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 September, 1940 after colliding with Fw Gotz and then being fired upon by F/O Johnson of No 46 Sq. as he was making his emergency landing at Detling. One victory in Spain. His first known western victory a Blenheim at Le Harve on 10 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Portland on 25 August, 1940.
1262 Metzger, HeinzFwIV/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8529 "??" (lost 6/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Fleury en Biere 15 June, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1263 Metzner, TheodorFw8/KG-55He 111P "G1 + CS" (lost 7/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 29 July, 1940; sd by flak NE of Newbury after raiding Bristol. The ac crashed at Fuller's Lane, East Woodhay, Hampshire; the crew bailing beforehand in the vicinity of Newbury. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Josef Markl, Obs; Uffz Kurt Böker, R/O; Gefr Heinz Morgenthal, Flt Engr and Gefr Ernst Ostheimer, Gnr. Markl managed to evade capture nine days before surrendering. D.Drury
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)


Markl (L) and Ostheimer (Centre) and Böker (R)


Theodore Metzner
1264 Meyer, FritzLt8/14/1911NeustadtKü.Fl.Gr-406 He 115B Werk # Unk "S4 + EH" (lost 10/21/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 21 October, 1940 when his ac was lost at sea off Spurn Head, cause unknown. His body washed ashore on 31 October, 1940, and he is buried at CC, Blk 5, Gr 76. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt.z.See Heinz Schlicht (geb 5/14/1916, Kiel) buried CC, Blk 5, Gr 75. Uffz Bernhard Wessels (geb 10/25/1914 Rablinghausen), bur CC. Blk 5, Gr 77 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1265 Meyer, HeinzOfhr5/21/1921Lühnde, Krs. Hildesheim3/StG-103, 8/StG-2, 8/SG-2Ju 87, Fw 190F & G RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/20/44)
EP(11/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Bronze Assault Operational Clasps
618 missions including 30 with the Fw 190. Three crash landings as a result of enemy fire. Destroyed 40 tanks, 50 gun positions, 100 trucks, 3 bridges 2 ammo dumps and damaged two supply trains by direct hits. Deceased 29 October, 2001 Hameln (P. Bastin).
1266 Meyer, HeinzUffz4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 744 "6G +BR" (lost 8/12/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1943 after crashing at Kulatowka, cause not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1267 Meyer, Karl HeinzUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13603 "White 12" (lost 9/15/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 September, 1942 after aerial combat with I-16s at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49272. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
1268 Meyer, Karl Heinz ConnyMaj168/ZG-26 (5/40), Stab II/JG-26 (9/41), Kdr II/JG-26 (7/42), Act.Kdr I/JG-107, Kdr II/JG-108Bf 109E & Bf 110 in 40, Bf 109F in 1941, Fw 190A-4 in JG-26, Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in Trng Sq.
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first, a Hawk 75A on 12 May, 1940. A 2nd, a Breguet on 14 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940. A 4th, a Spitfire on 3 June, 1940 and a 5th, a Hurricane on 29 July, 1940, all five while stationed in 8/ZG-26. His first known in JG-26, a Spitfire 15 km west of the Sommemündung on 5 September, 1941, a Hptm at the time. A 2nd, a B-17 on 6 September, 1942, of the 97BG, 340BS, flown by 2/Lt Clarence Lipsky went down around Amiens (France?). It crashed in Flasselles. Four parachutes were seen, however, the Red Cross reported that Lipsky and 5 others of the crew were POWs. This was recorded as the Luftwaffes first "kill" of an American heavy bomber. On 12 December, 1942, he downed another B-17, # 41-24452 of 91BG, 401BS. In January 1943, he transferred out of JG-26 to Training Units. Alternate spelling: Mayer (OKL 1st victory).
1269 Meyering, HeinzObltNAGr-12Bf 109G-4 & G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1270 Michael, HermannHptm11/13/1918Weissenstadt8/KG-1 (2/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 8/KG-1 (4/43 S.U.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144659 "V4 + AS" (lost 7/5/43) RK(10/9/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43) EP(2/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 5 July, 1943, exploded in mid-air after a flak hit over Saborovka set off the bomb load. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Max Hurler, Obs; Fw Günther Güller, R/O and Uffz Heinz Achenbach, Gnr.. 282 combat missions.
1271 Michaelis, HeinzObltStfkpt 8/KG(J)-6 (11/44)Fw 190, Me 262Fighter Operational ClaspNo further detail
1272 Michaels, HeinzLt2/KG-3Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. This could be Oblt Heinz Michaelis (mis-spelled).
1273 Michelis, Karl HeinzFwStab/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H Werk # Unk (dam 2/15/41)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 15 February, 1941; their ac damaged by AA fire, they were able to return to base with one other unnamed crew WIA.
1274 Middermann, Heinz EmilHptm4/20/1914SaarbruckenKG-40 (5/41), Stfkpt 6/KG-2 (8/42), Kdr II/KG-100 (10/43-2/44)He 111 in KG-40, Do 217E-5 Werk # Unk "6N + AC" (lost 2/16/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)
EK ! & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 16 February, 1944 after a raid on Anzio, no further detail. Added: The place of death was Gambolo, SW of Milan. He is buried in the German War Cem. at Costermano Italy, Blk 7, Gr 872 (DK-G Awards List & D.Drury)
1275 Migeod, Heinz OttoObltI/StG-76, 1 & 3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2674 "S7 + KL" (lost 11/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42), EP(2/4/42),

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
POW with unnamed gunner 11 November, 1942; shot down by a P-40, SW of Sollum (Ju 87 Loss List). DK-G Awards List. Deceased 18 November, 2010 (P. Bastin). The gunner may have been a Gefr Josef Mayer. Added: His interview explaining his capture by the British follows.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Dr. Migeod describes his capture
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Dr. Migeod describes psychological effect of Stuka siren

1276 Mihlan, Heinz Maj7 Stab II/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-106 (3/43-6/43), Stab III/SG-4 (6/44), JG-51 Ar 96 & Bf 109F in JG-51, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470601 "Blk M" (lost 6/6/44) in SG-4
EK 1 & 2
Assault & Fighter Operational Clasps
He was uninjured 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat, when he was shot down in the vicinity of St.Jean d' Asse, pilot returned. His first known victory, A Soviet B-26 on 22 June, 1941. A Soviet SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. An SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. A BC-12 on 13 July, 1941. A 5th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 18 August, 1941. A 6th, a DB-3 on 2 September, 1941. A western victory, a P-51 S of La Bazoge, W of Mortain, on 6 June, 1944.
1277 Mikusky, Konrad Walter ErnstUffz2/28/19224/NJG-4 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140207 "G9 + GY" (lost) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 31 December, 1944, crashing near Heer sur Meuse Belgium. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Alfred Overbeck (geb 5/7/21), RO and Ogefr Heinz Hermann Gobrecht (geb 10/24/23), Gunner. Source: A Rosseels. Added: The two deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Lommel, Be., Blk 24 as follows: Uffz Overbeck Gr 50; Ogefr Gobrecht Gr 375 (D.Drury).
1278 Minkoley, HeinzUffz9/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163327 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat near Markersdorf.
1279 Misch, HeinzOfw11 9/NJG-2 (10/43), 7/NJG-2 (6/44), IV/NJG-3 Bf 110, Ju 88G EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 65km E of Frankfurt/Main the night of 24/25 February, 1944. A Halifax on 22 October, 1943. A "4 mot" SE of Arnhem on 17 June, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Tilburg-Vucht on 21 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" 150 km NW of Stuttgart on 25 July, 1944. A 6th, a Halifax over northern Germnay on 13 August, 1944. His 11th reported victory, a "4 Mot" over England the night of 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela. Magnus Report. Flugbuch (7/41 to 4/45). Boiten 11 victories.
1280 Mittelstädt, HeinzFw12/NJG-2Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim north of Wells, next to the sea, 12 March, 1941. Alternate spelling: Mittlestädt (Perry Claims).
1281 Möckel, HeinzUffz3/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710610 (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKilled by "Friendly Flak" fire on 2 November, 1944. The local Flak battery was on alert, but not told there were friendly AC in the area. When Möckel flew near the flak units, they were fired upon, strickening the AC. Möckel climbed for altitude for the crew to bail, but the height was insufficient for their chutes to open. Möckel died in the crashnear the Esbjerg airfield. Remaining crew (killed): Uffz Alfred Lehne, R/O and Gefr Hans Schröder, Gunner. All were buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 9 November, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1282 Möhlmann, HeinzHptm 8 (Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (9/42 Banak), 4/KG-26 (4/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140006 "1T + AS" (lost), He 111H "1H + YB" & "1H + LK" in 44 EP (11/3/41), EK 1 &2, Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 8 September, 1942; shot down by his own fighters at Petsamo. Remaining crew (all WIA): Oblt Friedrich Michael, Observer; Uffz Ludwig Johmann, R/O and Uffz Werner Storm, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. R/O Fw Georg Betzner (EP winner 1 November, 1943) was also known to have flown with Möhlmann; Remaining crew (44) Oblt Klümper & Petrich (Source: Fritz Braun & Betzners son, also a Georg).
1283 Möhn, JohnFwStab/KG-55He 111P Werk # unk "G1 + FA" (lost 7/12/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 July, 1940; sd with wounds by a host of Hurricanes of No. 43 Sq., led by S/L J.V.C. Badger. The ac crashed at Hipley, near Southhampton, Hampshire. Remaining crew: Oblt Walter Kleinhanns, Obs (KIA, but Gosport (Anns Hill) Cem, Plot 188, Gr 58); Fw Heinz Kalina, R/O (POW/WIA); Ofw Fritz Knecht, Mech (POW/WIA) and Ofw Philipp Müller, Gnr (POW/WIA). Source: D. Drury.
1284 Mohrhof, Karl HeinzHptm11/KG-77 (Germany?)Ju 88A-7 Werk # 4316 "3Z + AV" (lost 12/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 8665/15 19 December, 1943, probably due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
1285 Mohrmann, KarlOfw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311007 (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1943; operational crash at Billefjord shortly after takeoff, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Heinz Lemmerzahl, Observer (WIA); Uffz Heinrich Frölich, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Karl Rössler, Mech (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
1286 Molinnus, HeinzHptm6/KG-27 (12/39), Kdr II/KG-100 (9/43)He 111H, Do 17Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 4 October, 1943 at Istres, So. France (D.Stankey & L.DeZeng).
1287 Möllenbrok, Heinz GeorgLt4/6/1920Lemgo?3/KG-2Do 17Z-2 "U5 + LL" (lost 8/16/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Class "C" Glider Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940 after being shot down on his 20th mission and seriously wounded during the raid on RAF Hornchurch, Kent. He was the victim of British Hurricane pilot, Frank Higginson (or P/O Bryan Wicks) of RAF No. 56 Sq.. His Observer, Uffz Phillipp Hess (geb 1/11/15, Mainz-Kostheim), bailed successfully, with wounds, and was also taken prisoner; interned in Canada. Two crewmembers were killed: Gefr Gerhard Reinicke (10/12/19, Limbach), R/O and Gefr Johann Golob (12/19/14, Buer-Rosse), Gunner, both bailing out at too low an altitude. Möllenbrok was seriously injured, and brought to Wye Valley for treatment. Returned to Germany after three years as a POW. Representing the KG-2 Pilots Association, he layed the wreath on the graves of the crew of Do 217 #5314, on 14 October, 1998. Jager Blatt mention & LW Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: the ac came down at Summerfield, near Staple, Kent. The injury was to his right hand, and may have been amputated. The two deceased crew are buried at CC, Plot 1, Row 2; Reinicke in Gr 37, Golob in Gr 38 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Moellenbrok.
1288 Mollenhauer, GüntherLt10/17/1919Sprottau4/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # 3495 "3U + BM" (lost 11/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 November, 1940 when his ac crashed into the English Channel off Kingsdown, Deal, Kent, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ofw Heinz Fischer, Obs; Uffz Herbert Reinsch, R/O and Uffz Leopold Kaluza, Flt Engr. Lt Mollenhauer is buried at CC/1/9/326. The three crewmen are buried in a collective grave at Deal Cem., Blk C, Row 8, Gr 4756. Their date of death is recorded as 12 November, 1940, most likely when their bodies washed ashore (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1289 Molowitz, Heinz RudolfLt29/NJG-3Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23/24 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Bockhorn, near Varel. He bailed at too low a level for his chute to deploy (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mots" W of Westerland/Sylt on 24 July, 1944.
1290 Mons, RudolfMaj10/2/1914ViennaI/KG-40 (9/41), Kdr Ep.u.Lehr Stf He 177 (1/42), Kdr III/KG-40 (11/43)He 111H, Fw 200C & He 177A-3 Werk # 535670 "F8 + DM" (lost 11/26/43) RK(9/18/41)
EP(5/5/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1943 in the Mediterranean theater. His He 177 fell victim to enemy fighters and crashed at sea, off Bougie, Algeria. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Enz, Obs; Fw Heinrich van Oopen, R/O; Fw Walter Laib, Flt Engr; Ogefr Dieter Tschöpe, Gnr and Uffz Heinz Niele, Gnr..
1291 Moog, HeinrichHptm3/Kü.Fl.Gr -106 (Schiphol Holland)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4386 "M2 + AL" (lost 7/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 July, 1941 after colliding with another squadron AC, Werk # 3245, piloted by Lt Helmut Sinz, in a mist over Speeton, near Filey. This AC was one of three from the same unit, all lost this night due to poor visibility. The AC made a shallow angle force landing in a field without injury to the crew. Remaining crew (all POW): Lt Werner Blome, Observer, Ofw Alfons Wiese, wireless operator and Fw Heinz Riehme, gunner.
1292 Moospann, HeinzOfw7/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141239 "B3 + ER" (lost 6/14/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew at the Bone Harbor 14 June, 1943, cause unknown, two other crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1293 Moritz, HeinzFw2/NJG-3 (Germany)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360241 (70% dam 8/3/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 August, 1943 at Neumünster by enemy fire, no mention of crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List).
1294 Moses, HeinzUffz7/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441850 "White 6"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Salzwedel-Wittenberge. Mombeek MIA List.
1295 Motejus, HeinzUffz6/26/19164(F)/122Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk (lost 7/24/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 24 July, 1940 while on a reconniassance mission over SE England. The ac evidentally crashed into the English Channel, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Matin Forster, Obs; Uffz Walter Eichler, R/O and Flg Hans Krautschick, Gnr.. The pilot washed ashore on the Dutch coast and is buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk AP, Row 5, Gr 106 (D.Drury).
1296 Much, HelmutFw2/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-5 Werk # 3737 "1H + KL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 February, 1941 ditching into the sea off Faroe Islands after serious damage from enemy gunfire. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Heinz Rönnau, Observer; Fw Johann Thaler, R/O and Fw Konrad Roick, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: The enemy fire was from that of a British anti-submarine trawler, HMT Lincoln City. The trawler was sunk, but not before bringing down the He 111. No known graves (D.Drury).
1297 Mueller, HeinzOfw2/KG-27He 111H-5 Werk # 4018 "1G + FK" (lost 4/9/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 9 April, 1941; Shot down during the night over Coventry by a Hurricane of No.151 Sq., piloted by P/O Richard P. Stevens (DFC). The engine and mid section were on fire and the AC crashed and exploded on the Little Hill Farm,Wellesbourne, Warwickshire. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Friedrich Müller, Observer (KIA); Uffz Georg Schaefer, R/O (POW); Fw Helmuth Müller, Gunner (POW) and Sonderführer Wulf Dieter Georg Müller, War Reporter (KIA). Alternate spelling: Müller (on DK-G Award List). Added: The two deceased are buried at CC, Blk 3, Row 3; Obs, Oblt Hans Müller, Gr 70 and War Reporter, Wulf Müller, Gr 69 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1298 Muhlack, HeinzFw2/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # 800614 "3Z + HK" (lost 8/19/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 19 August, 1944 when their ac crashed in the Rhöne Valley (Rhonetal) France, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Alois Baumgartner, R/O; Ogefr Hans Hinz, Ogefr Gerhard Rohnstock and Uffz Heinz Wagner. Remaining crew designations unknown; pilot name selected due to his rank (D.Drury).
1299 Mühlberger, HeinzFw1/KG-2Ju 188A-2 Werk # 160089 "U5 + HH" (lost)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 14/15 May, 1944 after being shot down with wounds en-route to target Bristol England. He was the victim of F/O A.S.McEvoy and F/O M.N.Austin in a Mosquito XVII, HK246, of RAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Greenlands Artillery Range, Larkhill, Wilts at 02:00 hours. Remaining crew (all KIA, all buried CC, Blk 2, Row 12): Ogefr Willi Eberle, Observer (Gr 228); Uffz Artur Krüger, R/O (Gr230); Fw Werner Heinzelmann, Gunner (Gr 229) and Ogefr Ewald Steinbeck, Gunner (Gr 231). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury).
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1300 Mühlen, Karl HeinzLt6/KG-2 (Soesterberg)Do 217E-2 Werk # 1164 "U5 + KP" (lost 4/29/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 29 April, 1942 after being shot down during a mission over York by two Beaufighters, unit unknown, piloted by F/O Furse and P/O Downes. The Dornier crashed in a field at Coneysthorpe, near Malton. This crew flew 84 combat missions. Remaining crew: Uffz Otto Hacker, Observer (POW), Uffz Fritz Kälber, wireless operator (KIA) and Fw Oskar Fussnecker, gunner (POW). Uffz Kälber survived the crash but was severely burned and did not survive the night. Added: Another source suggests the attacker was one Beaufighter of No 406 (RCAF), piloted by F/O Denis Chetwynd Furse, and P/O John Haddon Downes, Nav.. The deceased Do 217 crewman killed, Uffz Kälber buried CC 3/14/446 (D.Drury).
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