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1301 Benz, HansUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/As Werk # 785633 "Black 12 + I" (lost 12/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1944 in a training accident near Hesepe.
1302 Benz, KurtMajKGzbV-500, III/JG-110Ju 52, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-110
RK(4/23/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1303 Benz, OttoOblt5/8/1921113/JG-53 (Nellingen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461516 "White 3" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945; collided with another Bf 109, Wk# 784993, piloted by Uffz Herbert Maxis (KIA), near St Remy, N of Metz, during the attack on the Metz/Frescaty airfield during Operation Bodenplatte. No known grave.
1304 Benz, SiegfriedLt10/17/1924Nagold106/JG-26 (joined 7/44), 2/JG-26 (10/44), 6/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210188 "Black 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by a German fighter of III/JG-1 who mistook the D-9 for a Tempest! Although he was waggling his wings as the recognition signal, he was shot and crashed at the edge of a field near Eupen Belgium and exploded. Buried Düsseldorf, Block 112/P/135 (Rosseels). One known victory, a P-38 at Beauvais-Clermont on 25 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 in the Emmerich-Nijmegen area on 17 September, 1944. His 5th victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 Sq. at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. His 6th, a Grasshopper L-4 shot down near Düren on 16 October, 1944. A 7th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 25 September, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 27 September, 1944. A 9th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. A 10th, an Auster III SW of Düren on 16 October, 1944.
1305 Benz, WilliObltAufkl.Gr.unitJu 188E, Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1306 Benzien, KonstantinUffz3/3/1919Mogilev, Belarus4/JG-27 (Wiesbaden Erbenheim FP)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410298 "White 6" (lost 12/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspA White Russian volunteer, KIA 11 December, 1943 at Uithuizen, by Nijtap/Opeinde, Netherland (near Groningen). Jager Blatt article. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Buried at Ysselsteyn Cemetary as an "unknown", he was later identified when positive ID of Friedrich König was discovered in August, 1999 by a Dutch Recovery Team. Only these two were KIA at this location on this date, but identification could not be determined at the time, since König could not be found. Added: Uffz Benzien positively identified 7/2022; buried Ysselsteyn AR-3-58 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Courtesy Richard Schoutissen



1307 Benzinger, AdolfUffz13/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1634 "Brown 6" (lost 11/27/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1940 during aerial combat with Spitfires of Nos. 74 and 41 Sqs., crashing at Crundale House Farm, Crundale, Kent. His first victory, a Hurricane over the English Channel on 24 September, 1940.
1308 Bepperling, HansUffz8/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2380 (lost 10/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 October, 1943 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 15516.
1309 Beran, HansFw7/JG-3 (3/45 Garz, Ger.) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490622 "Yellow ?" (lost 3/11/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 11 March, 1945, cause and location not reported. Added: Shot down by Allied fighters over Stettin (C.Sundin).
1310 Berapt, TheodorUffz12/JG-300Bf 109G-14/A (lost 9/18/44 in the Geldern area)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1311 Berben, Karl HeinzFw13/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8385 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/1/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 September, 1942 near Imayd, during aerial combat with British fighters near Imayd. Mombeek. Known to have made a force landing between Fuka and Mersa Matruh on 27 June, 1942, although no combat occured, reason unknown. One known Desert victory, a Hurricane II of either RAF No. 33 or 213 Sq. in the Mukheisin area, southwest of El Hammam on 27 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Berban.
1312 Berber, Oblt26/NJG-1 (8/42), NJG-2Bf 110E-1 & 2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One 18 August, 1942, he downed a Stirling and a Wellington, both into the sea.
1313 Berberich, EgonHptm6/17/1913III/StG-1 (1/41), 7/StG-1 (4/43)Ju 87D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/24/41), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
1314 Berberich, JosefUffzKG(J)/6 (3/45 CZ.)Bf 109G Werk # 150908 (lost 3/16/45)Pilot BadgeAircraft reported lost 16 March, 1945 at Kut.Hora, pilot disposition unknown, no futher detail (KG(J)/6 Loss List)
1315 Berbert, WilliGefr4/Sch.G-1Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141126 (lost 9/9/43)Assault Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown 9 September, 1943, after his ac was hit by flak north of Krasylivka, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
1316 Berbig, ReinhardLt8/SG-77Fw 190F-8 "Black 10" (lost 4/18/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 18 April, 1945; Berbig collided with Gefr Linders and was first buried in a garden in Spremberg, and later in the Soldiers Cemetery at Halbe.
1317 Berchem, Hans vonObst6/15/1905Stfkpt 3(F)/11 (9/39), Stfkpt Erg/Aufkl.Gr.d.Lw.(7/40), Kdr NAGr-12 (4/42)Hs 126, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
1318 Berckemeyer, RolfUffzI/JG-27, 14/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165320 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 June, 1944 during a ground support mission S of Bayeux. Mombeek. Alternate spelling: Berckemeier.
1319 Bercza, WernerFw9/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 161193 "Yellow 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 at Standensen/Uelzen
1320 Berdelmann, HerrmannUffz21/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165061 "White 15" (lost 8/24/44 at Stribrec (Silberlos) Czech.], Bf 109G-14 "White 9" (44 Herbst), Bf 109G-5 Werk # Unk "White 2" (7/44 Furth)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat while attacking Liberators at Stribrec CZ with 15th AAF aircraft (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Krefeld on 13 September, 1944. Added: He survived the 24 August, 1944 activity by parachuting with minor injuries (F.Braun).
1321 Berendes, G.FwStab/KGzbV-12 (5/40 Störmede) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "G6 + ??" (lost 5/10/40) Wound Badge, Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Ypenburg airfield, shot down by AA fire, pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Fw Berendes was WIA and returned to his unit. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz A.Schneider, R/O (POW) and Uffz L.Welticke, Mech/Gnr (Ret'd) (SGLO). This may be Gebhard.
1322 Berendt, RolfLt15/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491376 "Yellow 11 + ~" (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat in the Vörden area. Alternate spelling (may be): Behrendt.
1323 Berens, Ernst GüntherObltII/KG-76 (6/43 Germany), Stfkpt 5/KG-76 (4/44-6/44 Brussels) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141249 "??" (70% dam 6/1/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "F1 + AN" (lost 6/17/44), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (lost /28/44) DK-G (1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 28 June, 1944; sd with severe wounds by AA fire over Vire France, and hospitalized in Paris. WIA 17 June, 1944; his ac reported lost in the Cherbourg vicinity, cause unknown (LOCS). Pilot and one other unnamed crew injured when he overturned on landing at the Ansbach airfield on 1 June, 1943 due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List)
1324 Beresch, FranzLt7/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8536 "F1 + FR" (lost 11/23/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 23 November, 1941 when they failed to return from a mission in the area of Bologoye, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Saul, Obs; Ogefr Karl Brand (or Prand), R/O and Ogefr Max Gronthaler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1325 Berg, Uffz37/NJG-3 (Kastrup 5/43)Bf 110G-4 "D5 + DR" (lost at sea)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 30 May, 1943 during an attack on an English ship, when the AC engines were hit by flak, forcing Berg to ditch in the sea off Skagerak Denmark. He and an Instructor at BFS-4, Ofw Wirths, were on a calibration mission when they spotted the ship and decided to attack. Both were rescued at sea, however, Wirths was hospitalized for a month due to his injuries. Berg was uninjured (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a "Boeing" at K. Hillinge on 21 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling at Taagerup Denmark on 29 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 4 km NE of Dühnen by Cuxhaven on 25 July, 1943.
1326 Berg, Achim vonLt22/JG-2 (5/43), 8/JG-2 (9/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470010 (lost 9/23/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Aumale. One known victory, a B-17 II along the French coast on 17 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling 19 km SW of Lisieux on 17 September, 1943.
1327 Berg, AlbertUffz114/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 October, 1944.
1328 Berg, AlfredFw4/JG-53Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1531 "White 3 + -" (lost 10/28/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 28 October, 1940 after aerial combat over England, force landing at Haywards Heath. He bailed safely without injury. Source: Jochen Prien. This may have been "White 4". Both "White 3" and "White 4" were described in the JG-53 Chronicles. White 3 seems correct, as it shows up elsewhere.
1329 Berg, Ernst Helmut Fhr. vonMaj4 Kdr I/JG-233 (11/38), Kdr I/JG-51 (5/39 Eutingen), Kdr III/JG-26 (11/39-7/41), RLM Staff Pos. Ar 68, Kl 35, Bf 109C, Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Von Berg, a former Cavalry officer, had proved to be an ineffective combat leader and a poor pilot, and was replaced in June, 1940 by Adolf Galland. Berg had no further combat assignments after being replaced. V. Berg was nick-named "Propeller Killer". His first victory, a Hawk-75A northeast of Antwerp on 11 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire I west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, a Hurricane and a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940.
1330 Berg, HeinrichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530718 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 365FG NE of Cochem. His body was found in August in his AC, buried in the mud, on the bottom of the Mosel River.
1331 Berg, Heinrich von "Fritz"Uffz4/13/1920Schauben10(Jabo)/JG-26 (Channel) Fw 190A-3/U3 Werk # 2240 (lost 8/19/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire, after he had bombed a ship off Dieppe. He landed on Drucat, examined his damaged AC, # 2240, and took off again, and crashed 4 km N of Hesdin, before reaching Wizernes. Added: He is buried in the Ger War cem Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 9, Gr 338 (D.Drury).
1332 Berg, Heinz OttoOfw257/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), 9/JG-77 (Romania 4/44)Bf 109F-4 in JG-52, Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 161377 "Yellow 8" (25% dam 4/15/44, combat Copacene, pilot OK) in JG-77
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 21 May, 1942, Berg and Zwernemann were escorting an Hs 126 on a recon mission NW of Izyum, when they were jumped by rocket-firing MiG-3s. Berg took and engine hit and bailed and was being shot at by the Soviets, when Hermann Graf came to his rescue. He managed to return to his unit, to fight another day. Seems like he and Zwernemann were good enough friends that Berg followed Zwernemann to JG-77. 3 Bombers. Berg was one of four Ploesti defenders to down a B-24 on the raid, 4 April, 1944. On his aircraft was painted the slogan, "Ill find you for sure". Victory count may be as high as 38 (Magnus).
1333 Berg, Herbert vom (von?)Hptm6/13/19115/KG-40He 177A-3 Werk # 535433 (or 535443) "F8 + BN" (lost 11/21/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 November, 1943 when his ac was damaged by AA fire from an escort vessel, HMS Calder. The ac put down in the sea, north of Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. The escort vessel was providing cover for convey's SL139 & MKS30. Remaining crew, four buried in Cuacos de Yuste, Row 3: Fw Alfred Büthe, Gr 46; Uffz Alfred Hartmann, Gr 44; Uffz Georg Hippe, Gr 45; Fw Willi Stegner, Gr 42 and Uffz Josef Pelters (MIA) (D.Drury).
1334 Berg, KarlFw25/JG-4 (9/44), 15/JG-4 (1/45)Fw 190A-8, Bf 109K-4 Werk# 331418 "Yellow 3" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945; Operation Bodenplatte, after his strafing attack on Melsbroek airfield near Brussels. Shot down by either a P-47 or AA fire. Mombeek MIA List. No known grave. One known victory, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 NE of Alzey on 12 December, 1944.
1335 Berg, KonradLt4/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144085 "F1 + NM" (lost 7/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Avola 30 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1336 Berg, Walter vonFwII/NJG-3Bf 110C & DNight Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1942 when hit by return fire from a British Wellington. He and R/O Fw Walter Heidenreich were able to bail out, but his chute did not open. Heidenreich survived.
1337 Bergau, FriedrichUffz1/KG-2Do 217E & KEP(6/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Source: Honor Goblet Award List by W. Vermeer.
1338 Berge,LtI/KG-54 (Sicily)Ju 88A-4 (lost 3/2/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1943 during a night operational flight near Pozzalo Sicily. Information found on Missing Aircrew Report of Oblt Vogl found on documents at Collectors Guild. This could be Oblt Hans Berge if he may have returned after the March 1943 MIA incident.
1339 Bergeest, HarryUffz6/26/19227/NJG-2 (2/44 Gilze-Rijen) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 720321 "R4 + BR" (lost 2/16/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIFA the night of 15/16 February, 1944; his Ju 88 crashed at the Twente Holland airfield, blinded by Twente searchlights during his landing approach. Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Gefr Alfred Artmann (7/12/1922) and Engr Ogefr Horst Bühring (12/19/1921). All buried Ysselsteyn Block Q, Row 10,: Uffz Bergeest Gr 237, Ogefr Bühring Gr 238 and Gfr Artmann Gr 239. (DeSwart & Lost Aircraft Report).
Ysselstein, Holland
1340 Bergel, HeinzLt12/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720054 (dam 12/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured during an emergency landing 15 December, 1943 at the Fassberg airfield due to a fuel shortage (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a "4 mot" 50 km SW of Berlin on 24 March, 1944.
1341 Bergemann, HansHptm10/20/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140017 "M2 + KK" (lost 7/3/42) Observer Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew 3 July, 1942; made an emergency landing at Odlings Farm, Aswardly, Lincolnshire after being damaged by Spitfires of No. 303 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
1342 Bergemann, HeinzLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + KR" (lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 May, 1940 when they were hit by flak, and exploded when they crashed into the Waal. Remaining crew (pos unk): Fw August Herb, Uffz Walter Haiges and Flg Hermann Müller, no further detail (DVL Loss List).
1343 Bergen, Erich vonOblt48/ZG-26Bf 110D Werk # 3396 "3U + HS" (lost 8/31/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after aerial combat between Colne Point and Clacton. His unnamed gunner also POW (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940, no location. Nos. 3 & 4, both Spitfires over England on 10 July, 1940.
1344 Bergen, Karl FriedrichHptm Aufkl.Gr.-121 (9/39), Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L (4/41), 3(F)/Ob.d.L (to 6/43), Stfkpt 3(F)/Ob.d.L (6/43) Ju 88D-1, Do 215B-4 Werk # 0093 (dam 4/25/41), Ju 290A-5 Werk # 110177 "9V + DK" (lost 2/16/44) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 16 February, 1944 with his entire crew when they were sd into the Atlantic, west of Ireland. They were downed by two Grumman; Martlets of FAA 811 Sq., piloted by Lts E.S.Erikson & W.C.Dimes, flying off the escort carrier HMS Biter.Remaining crew: Oblt Kurt Baumgartner, Co-pilot; Lt Martin Glöckhofer (or Glöckelhofer or Glöcklhofer), Obs; Reg.Rat Candidate Werner Cordes; Lt Gottfried Beninde; Ofw Heinz Felleckner; Fw Heinz Schacht; Ofw Ludwig Ebner; Uffz Jakob Daniel; Ogefr Josef Neubauer and Ogefr Karl Zinke. Oblt Bergen was injured in an emergency landing at Belgrade-Semlin airfield, Yugoslavia, cause unknown. A passenger, believed to be his observer, a Hptm Artmann, was on the flight, his disposition unknown (D.Drury).
1345 Berger,Uffz12/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500069 "Blue 9" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Meckenheim.
1346 Berger,EM3/SG-1 (late war)Fw 190F-8 & F-9Assault Operational ClaspPictured and labeled in a Gerhard bergman photo album.
1347 Berger, Oblt62/NJG-3Bf 110G-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" near Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A triple victory the night of 9-10 April, 1944; 3 "4 mot" in the Grove-Ebsjerg area. A "4 mot" N of Schleswig on 23 April, 1944.
1348 Berger, AchimLt1/KGr-806 (S.U.)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2369 "M7 + EH" (lost 7/12/41)
KIA 12 July, 1941, probably due to flak, location not reported, remaining three unnamed crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List)
1349 Berger, AdolfOblt Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196 (2/41) Bordfliegergr-196 Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0129 "6W + ON" (lost 2/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 February, 1941; sd into the sea by a Whirlwind of No. 263 Sq., piloted by P/O K.A.G.Graham. The ac crashed SE of Dodman Point, Cornwall. His Observer, Lt .z.See, Hans Erich Hirtz (geb 7/23/1917) was KIA and buried at CC, Plot 7, Row 5, Grave 119. P/O Graham was killed by Ar 196 return fire. Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
1350 Berger, Alfons AliObltStfkpt 1/KG-51 (Rostow 1/43)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4092 "??" (lost 1/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 27 January, 1943 after being attacked by enemy fighters at Jegorslykekaja (Ju 88 Loss List)
1351 Berger, BrunoLtStab/KG-2Do 17, Do 217Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 10 July, 1941 near Orsha S.U. by a MiG-3 flown by Soviet pilot Lt. Mikhail Chunusov of 402nd Fighter Aviation Regt.. Pilot and crew disposition unknown.
1352 Berger, FriedrichUffz14/JG-300Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150720 (lost 4/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 April, 1945; crashed in a forest in Reubach, no cause reported.
1353 Berger, FritzHptm5/25/19131Stab II/NJG-2 (10/44 Köln-Butzweilerhof)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713635 "4R + EC" (lost 10/19/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-1 sd by flak at Wiers 19 October, 1944. He, and his R/O Uffz herbert Anders bailed safely w/o injury. His Gnr Uffz Reinhold Leuze bailed with wounds (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a "4 mot" at St Dizier on 19 July, 1944.
1354 Berger, GüntherOfhr3/13/19238/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-14/AS "Red 3 + -" (lost 9/29/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Neustedt/Gemmersheim, bailed safely. Deceased 11 February, 1997. Jager Blatt Obit.
1355 Berger, HansObstltStfkpt 4(H)/13 (5/40), Kdr Aufkl.Gr.-30 (7/40-2/41), Kdr Koluft Pz.Gr.-3 (2/41-9/16/41Hs 126B, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L. DeZeng
1356 Berger, Hans G.Lt10/9/192382/JG-1 (joins 6/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (12/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (1/45), 2/JG-1 (4/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-4 "White 10" (? % dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530374 "White 1" (lost 11/29/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340016 "White 3(dam 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171596 "Yellow 8"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 November, 1943 by "4 mots" return fire near Delmenhorst; bailed safely. An Operation Bodenplatte pilot, he was one of few successful; his eighth known victory this date, 1 January, 1945, a Spitfire in the Ghent area. His 1st victory, as an Ofhr, a B-17 (HSS) on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His "White 10" overturned on landing at Ödheim after this engagement, pilot safe. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 24 January, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 10 km S of Chimay on 8 February, 1944. Shot down over France in Feb. 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 7th, a B-17 N of Kaiserlautern on 24 April, 1944. He witnessed the death of his good friend, Johannes Rathenow, being just to his left when Rathenows AC exploded on 3 November, 1943. Berger flew the He 162 in 2/JG-1 in March and April 1945. Survived the war.

1357 Berger, HeinzOblt7/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163600 "White 15" (lost 7/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Servenaia, baled safely (Bf 109 Loss List)
1358 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stafkpt 8/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F "Black 14", Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.
1359 Berger, KurtUffz22/JG-5Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk# 441866 "Black 10" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 July, 1944; Aerial combat near Dieppe/Abbeville. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a P-51 at Serifontaine on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 14 July, 1944.
1360 Berger, LudwigUffz167/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13195 "White 8" (lost 5/12/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 12 May, 1942 after aerial combat at Koplink. Died in captivity 3 January, 1943. Magnus.
1361 Berger, LudwigUffz110/JG-1Bf 109F, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory (n.L.), a Beaufighter on 30 April ,1943.
1362 Berger, MartinFwIII/KGzbV-1 (Aalborg)Ju 52/3m Werk # 2810 "IZ + FT" (lost 4/17/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 17 April, 1940; the ac crashed on ice at Langevannet, cause not reported, killing the entire crew and seventeen soldiers. Remaining crew: Uffz Robert Kahr and Uffz Robert Schulz (Flyvrak Norway).
1363 Berger, PaulLt1/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4253 "F1 + EH" (lost 9/25/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew at Antolowsko-Rutschy 25 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1364 Berger, WalterLt113/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360165 "F8 + LX" (lost 11/1/42) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 1 November, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory. a Wellington shared with Kaltenbrünner at the Bay of Biscay on 29 September, 1942.
1365 Berger, WalterUffzII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 6/JG-26 (9/43)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57306 "Brown 8" (lost 9/6/43)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 6 September, 1943 in his "Brown 8" during aerial combat with a Spitfire 12 km NE of Poix.
1366 Berger, WalterOfw4/1/1912Thale2/NJG-6 Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713516 "2Z + QK" (lost 12/6/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 6 December, 1944; aerial combat with a Mosquito at Bad Homburg. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Walter Hermann (geb 1/28/1922 Sandberg)(KIA); 2nd R/O Uffz Emil Berneiser (WIA) and Gnr Ogefr Gerhard Steinmüller (geb 11/6/1924 Pfauen) (KIA).
1367 Bergermann, HansUffz36/JG-51 (3/43), 2/JG-51 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (wars end)Bf 109F(Trop) & G, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 680429(lost 7/18/44), Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9 in JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds after his 3rd victory on 18 July, 1944. He bailed successfully. One known Desert victory, a P-40 20 km northwest of Maknassy on 20 March, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 (e.v.) in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. Pictured with Emil Daniel and Karl Pruett at wars end, and identified by the Puett.
1368 Bergfloth, JohannesOblt1 9/ZG-26 (5/41), Stfkpt 9/ZG-26 (5/42 Africa) Bf 110C, Bf 110 E-2 Werk # 3797 "3U + ET" (lost 5/27/42) EP (6/29/42), EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1942 when his Bf 110 took a direct hit from AA fire at Gazala. His gunner, Fw Schupfner, was also killed (Bf 110 Loss List). His one known victory, a Hurricane at Malta on 8 May, 1941 (Perry Claims). Alternate spelling: Bergfleth (Perry Claims).
1369 Bergham, ErnstLt6/1/19202/KG-3Do 17 Werk # 2537 "5K + AK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 October, 1940, crashing his Dornier near Hamme-Mille, buried Lommel, Block 49/179. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1370 Berghoff, KarlBomber unitHe 111 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA, aerial combat. Nordland Defense (41-44). Source: Wings Palette-Pilots
1371 Bergholz, WillyUffzIII/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2676 (lost 2/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 February, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack at the Bahnhof Senod, his unnamed R/O WIA. Ju 87 Loss List
1372 Bergmann, E. WilhelmHptmStfkpt 3/ Kü.Fl.Gr-506He 115CBomber Operational ClaspPOW 16 September, 1940, when acting as Observer 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 picked up shortly thereafter.
1373 Bergmann, ErnstOblt6/2/1915Lübeck4(F)/Ob.d.L. (Sola) Ju 88D-6 Werk # 430067 "T5 + LM" (lost 2/17/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his Observer Oblt August Schaal and two other unnamed crew over Northern Scotland 17 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed crew were: Ofw Georg Besold and Fw Johannes Kaiser. All four KIC and buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The ac crashed into a hill at Fanafjell, E of Espedal, SE of Stavanger (Observer Loss List).
1374 Bergmann, GeorgOfw39/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4195 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 7/7/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Russian POW, 7 July, 1941. His fighter was rammed by a MiG-3 flown by Lt. Anatoliy Morozov in the Tigkina area. Morozov actually captured Bergmann after successfully bailing from the wreckage. His first known victory, a Blenheim in the Lanvik (Norway?) area on 31 July, 1940. Magnus Report, 10 victories.
1375 Bergmann, GeorgFw1(F)/120 (vaernes)He 111H-2 Werk # 2707 "A6 + ZH" (lost 5/24/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 May, 1940; crashed into a bog at Tensäsen Länke, 10 km NE of the Vaernes airfield due to engine failure. No mention of crew disposition. Wekusta Loss List. Added: The ac crashed shortly after takeoff, it's port engine on fire, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Helmut Heinze, Uffz Herbert Deichert, Fw Fritz Hoch and Lt Hans Weichert, all buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1376 Bergmann, GerhardLt3/11/1924MemelStG-101 (6/43), Flzfüh 3/SG-1 (10/44 S.U.)Ju 87B, Fw 190F-8 & F-9, Me 262 (Berlin 4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (9/1/44)
EK 1 (5/2/44) & EK 2 (3/2/44)
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber/Assault Operational Clasp
A Former HJ, he entered the Luftwaffe on 15 October, 1942 and recd his pilot certificate on 2 June, 1943. 248 combat missions; shot down twice by flak. Destroyed 21 Soviet tanks, 2 munition trains and five British transport ships (2 off Malta), 8 bridges and numerous artillery & flak guns. Served in all theaters. He was also qualified to fly the Me 109 and Me 110. His Gunner named Hubert Keuter. Source: His personal photo album on sale online.
1377 Bergmann, GötzLt6/24/1921Wedel16 5/JG-51 (7/42 S.U., N.Africa), II/JG-51 (4/43 Tunisia), Kdr Rhodes Kdo. (Gadurra/Rhodes 7/44) Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10766 (lost 1/30/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16351 (lost 4/7/43; WIA, crashed due to enemy fire at Fauconnerie), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160081 (lost 11/2/43; WIA combat), Bf 109G-6 "Red 13" (7/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 July, 1944 during takeoff from Gadurra airfield, Rhodes. Added: He is buried in the German War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 3, Row 16, Platte10 (D.Drury). Injured in a crash at Gabes on 30 January, 1943, after an engine fire. One known victory, A Soviet MiG-3 on 9 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Rzhev on 9 September, 1942. In the Desert, a Spitfire 20 km southwest of Tunis on 1 January, 1943. Another, a P-38 west southwest of Gafsa on 11 January, 1943. Another Desert victory, a P-40 22km notrheast of Maknassy on 15 March, 1943. Another, a Spitfire 70 km south of Matmata on 24 March, 1943. He downed a B-25 20 km north of Messauna on 7 April, 1943. A B-24 SE of Craiova (Balkans) on 21 April, 1944. A 13th, a Spitfire in the Balkans on 2 June, 1944.
1378 Bergmann, GüntherUffzI/JG-26 (joins 3/45)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational ClaspAnother of the half-trained "New Growth" pilots to arrive at Drope.
1379 Bergmann, HelmutHptm5/26/1920Bochum35 7/NJG-4(9/42), Erg/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(6/43), 8/NJG-4(6/43), Stfkpt 8/NJG-4(4/44) Bf 110(all models), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5334 (lost 6/22/43), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140320 "3C + CS" (8/7/44)
RK(7/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1944 in Wk# 140320 when he and his crew, R/O Fw Günter Hauthal and Gnr Fw WilhelmSchopp, failed to return from a mission near Avranches in the invasion area. All buried Marigny. He crashed his G-4 Wk# 5334 north of Harderwijk Holland on 22 June, 1943 due to enemy fire, crew WIA, an Oblt at the time (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Two addnl crew: Fw G.Hautel, R/O and Ogefr H.Fritsch, Gnr, also wounded (SGLO). 135 combat missions. All 36 victories were night victories. One known, perhaps his 1st, a Whitley V 10 km south of Verdun on 20 September, 1942. Another, a Stirling 2 km east of Laon on 29 November, 1942, while in 7/NJG-3. A Halifax II SW of Caen on 12 November, 1943. One Lancaster & 6 Halifax over France on 11 April, 1944. On 21 April, 1944, he scored 7 victories over Lancasters. Three Lancaster in the St Dizier/Toul area on 27 April, 1944. Another multiple victoy of six on 4 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo Alternate spelling: Bergemann (DeSwart).


Brgmann,Schopp,and Hauthal

1380 Bergmann, JosefOfw25/SG-2 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 30 May, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 4 June, 1944.
1381 Bergmann, KarlLt113/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9627 "Yellow 7" (lost 7/11/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 July, 1941 during aerial combat, returned with wounds. One known victory, his first, an I-153 in the S.U. on 22 June, 1941.
1382 Bergmann, WilhelmOfw4/15/1911JG-54, 5/JG-3, I/JG-7 (12/44), 11/JG-7 (2/45)Bf 109G-6, Me 262A-1aFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 28 August, 2001.
1383 Bergmann, WilhelmObltStffüh 2/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173949 "Black 2" (lost 11/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters (P-51s) in the Weimar area. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
1384 Bergmann, WilhelmOblt12/28/19219/KG-4 (6/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 7026 "5J + FT" (lost 6/14/42), He 111H-6 Werk # 7481 (lost 7/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA (KIA?) 27 July, 1942 during aerial combat with fighters. His Werk # 7481 made an emergency landingin the area of Pl.Qu.3917. Remaining crew (recovered from behind lines): Uffz Arno Werner (Co-Pilot); Ogefr Bernhard Brodatzki, R/O; and Uffz Walter Scholz, Flt Engr. The pilot believed responsible for their rescue may have been Lt Werner Utter. Earlier, on 14 June, 1942, Lt Bergmann was involved in a crash landing following AA fire at Luga, S of Lenningrad. Remaining crew: Stfkpt Hptm Karl Otto Hesse, Obs; Ogefr Bernhard Brodatzki, R/O; and Uffz Walter Scholz, Flt Engr. Three of the four known to survive the crash (D.Drury & DK-G Awards List). Oblt Bergmann declared deceased 21 May, 1970.
1385 Bergmann, WilhelmFwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18884 (lost 8/4/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot injured 4 August, 1943 in a crash at Sondersfeld due to a technical fault.
1386 Bergmeier,11JG-52Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. Heinrich Breuer suggests this may be a "Bergmeyer", WIA 31 August, 1944, and DOW 8 September, 1944.
1387 Bergmeier, HansFlgrI/JG-26, 4/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210264 "Blue 12" (lost)Fighter Operationl ClaspKIA 26 December, 1944, in aerial combat with Mustangs of the 361st FG over Belgium, crashing at Les Hayons, near Malmedy. Buried Lommel, Block 4/346 (Rosseels). Alternate spelling: Bergmeiere (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
1388 Bering, AlfredUffzSG Assault unitFw 190F
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1389 Berk Rudolf RudiFw7/StG-1Ju 87D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1390 Berke, HerbertLt2/KGr-100 (Chartres)He 111H-3 Werk # 3212 "6N + HK" (lost 7/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 6 July, 1941; failed to return from an operation to Lowestoft, Suffolk, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Johannes Hasnpf (or Hampf), Obs; Fw Herbert Schuster, R/O; Fw Walter Kryschak, Flt Engr and Uffz fritz Ritter, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Betke.
1391 Berkes,Uffz26/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Dreux on 6 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Beauvais on 18 August, 1944.
1392 Berking, JoachimLt4/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1393 Berkmann, AlbertOfw1/KG-30 (Italy)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550211 "4D + EH" (lost 11/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew over the La Maddelena harbor 24 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1394 Berlage, Josef SeppMaj1Stab I/SG-10 (5/44 S.U.), Kdr II/SG-104 (12/44), Kdr II/SG-4 (5/45)Fw 190F & Ju 87 D or G in SG-104, Fw 190F & G in SG-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(5/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 4 May, 1944. His EP award date found on EP Announcement document.
1395 Berlebach, RaimundUffzIV/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 50059 "Yellow D" (lost 5/30/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 30 May, 1943, cause and location not given.
1396 Berlin, ErnstUffz9/27/19119Hagen1/KG-2 (12/42 Gilze-Rijen) Do 217E-4 Werk # 4317 "U5 + IH" (lost 12/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Hulten Holland, SE of Rijen, on 12 December, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The entire crew were killed in the crash and initially buried in Tilburg. In 1954, all four were re-buried at Ysselsteyn. Pilot, Uffz Berlin in Grave CQ-7-154. Remaining crew: Gefr Reinhold Sonneborn (geb 9/13/1923 Erndtebruck), Obs (bur CQ-7-155); Gefr Franz Fruth (geb 2/27/1922 Arnberg), R/O (bur CQ-7-156) and Ogefr Franz Reuter (geb 11/21/1916 Essen), Gnr (bur CQ-7-157) (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1397 Berlin, WilhelmMajStfkpt 4/ZG-26 (6/41 S.U.), 9/ZG-1, Kdr III/ZG-1 (11/43)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4062 (dam 6/27/41), Me 410A-1 Werk # 420025 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1943, in aerial combat over Osnabrück with P-47s, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raid. One of the other crew was wounded. WIA 27 June, 1941 when hit by AA fire and crashlanded near Nova Volya.
1398 Berlin, WolfgangHptmStfkpt 6/KG-55 (3/41 Avord Fr.)He 111P-4A Werk # 2989 "G1 + CP" (lost 3/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 March, 1941; sd by a Hurricane of No. 96 Sq, piloted by Sgt Robin McNair during a raid on Liverpool. He was acting as observer on the ac piloted by Ofw Karl Single. See Single, Karl for further detail.
1399 Berlinke, PaulOfw11/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2432 "4D + GV" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 May, 1944, when on the return from maintenance work performed in Kastrup, he was intercepted by a Mosquito of RAF No. 613 Sq., piloted by Wing Cmdr John Braham and Navigator Don Walsh. Berlinke tried to run for cloud cover, but was unsuccessful, and shot down west of Roskilde Denmark in a fiery crash. His body was found in the wreckage. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Soldau (WIA), R/O, managed to bail safely. Gefr Werner Stark and Uffz Kurt Stephan both bailed, but were too low for their chutes to deploy. The three who perished were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 12 may, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1400 Bermadinger, MathiasHptm10/31//1919Salzburg, AustriaStfkpt 9/KG-55 (4/42), Stfkpt 14(Eins)/KG-55 (2/44)He 111H-16 Werk # 8327 "G1 + DR" (dam 3/5/43). He 111H-16 Werk # 162387 "G1 + CY" (lost 2/18/44)
RK(4/5/44 Post.)
DK-D(4/28/42)
EP 9/23/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold.
KIA 18 February, 1944 at Pleskau; failed to return from a mission in the Bologoye-Ostashkov area after being hit by Soviet flak from an armored train. Remaining crew: Ogefr Herbert Heinze, Engr, escaped by parachute; Fw Kurt Nitsche, Obs. and Uffz Hans Riese, R/O, both KIA. WIA by bullets 5 March, 1943; attacked by Soviet fighters near Merefa. 466 combat missions.

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