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1301 Kröll, Hans WilhelmGefrII/JG-300Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspKröll appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/21/45, location and pilot disposition unknown.
1302 Kröner, Hans FriedrichLt210/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6223 (lost 9/23/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23/24 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 605 Sq., piloted by F/Lt C.E. Knowles. He was shot down during a landing attempt at Mainz-Finthen airfield (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Uffz Otto Damman and Gnr Ogefr Karl Buls. The RCAF Claims list indicated the Canadian pilot was F/L M.W. Beveridge of No. 418 Sq.. One known victory, a Wellington NW of Alkmaar on 17 August, 1943.
1303 Kroschinski, Hans-JoachimLt5/11/1920Saalfeld, Ostpreussen762/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), Fighter Instr., Unit in Kurland aft Sept 44 (?), 3/JG-54 (12/44)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A-4 # (14)5794 "Blk 11" (lost 7/21/43), Fw 190A-9 # 380360 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/21/44)
RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/43)
EP(10/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
1 Bomber. 2 Tanks, 1 Gun Boat in Lake Ladoga, and 2 MTBs in Finnish Bay. On 21 December, 1944, after shooting down five Pe-2s, he was seriously wounded and lost both eyes and his right leg while flying Werk# 380360, a Pe-2 victim over Frauenburg. Shot down w/wounds 21 July, 1943 in # (14)5794 by a La-5 over Map Quad. 54711. 360 missions, including 240 low level attacks. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 11 November, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 23 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 3 May, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 13 July, 1943. Two La-5s on 16 July, 1943. An La-5 on 21 August, 1943. An La-5 on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-3 in the Wesenberg sector on 4 January, 1944. A Soviet P-39 on 29 October, 1944. Two P-39s and a Yak-9 on 30 October, 1944. Three Il-2s on 7 November, 1944. Deceased 7 January, 1995. Photo
1304 Krug, Hans PeterOblt9 5/JG-26 (5/40), 4/JG-26 (8/40), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (9/40) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3413 "Blk 5" (6/40 France), Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 5385 "White 12 + -" (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 September, 1940 after making a forced landing at Sheerlands Farm, Pluckley, Kent resulting from aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF No. 501 Sq.. On 16 April, 1942, he broke out of the large POW Camp at Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. After stealing a boat near Windsor and paddling to Belle Island in the Detroit River, he fled rapidly through Detroit, Chicago and Dallas on his way to Mexico. He was arrested in San Antonio on 1 May, 1942, after a hotel clerk became suspicious and called the FBI, and was returned to the Canadian Camp. His first victory, a Spitfire I near Waalhaven, 13 May, 1940, and a 2nd, a Spitfire I near Dordrecht, same day. His 3rd, a Hurricane north of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 4th, another Hurricane north of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. Another known victory, his 5th, a Spitfire over Margate on 12 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire at Marquise on 22 August, 1940. His 9th, a Defiant at Boulogne on 23 August, 1940. The Bowers/Lednicer Ace List identifies Hans as "Heinz".
1305 Krüger, HansUffz16/JG-53 (12/42-4/43 Tunisia)Bf 109G-4 (Trop) Werk # 16079 (dam 12/29/42), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16084 (lost 4/20/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 April, 1943 during aerial combat SW of Tebourba. WIA 29 December, 1942 by enemy fire in the Tunis area. One known Desert victory, his first, a Spitfire 20 km south of Mateur on 18 December, 1942.
1306 Krüger, HansLtI/StG-2, I/SG-2Ju 87D-5, Fw 190
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)
EP (10/11/43),
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS. This looks like Friedrich "Fritz" Krüger, born 4 March, 1923.
1307 Krüger, Hans JürgenLt3/KG-51 (4/41 Yugoslavia) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8204 "9K + GL" (lost 4/7/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew at an undisclosed location over Yugoslavia 7 April, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1308 Krüger, Hans WernerOblt1/1/19143(F)/AGr.ObdL (Oldenburg)He 111P-4 Werk # 2694 "L2 + CS" (lost 2/22/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1940; sd by a Hurricane of No.43 Sq., crashed at sea 30 miles off Farne Islands, Northumberland (Observer Loss List).
1309 Krüger, MartinOblt12/20/19134/KGr.z.b.V. 500 (2/43), 7/KG-54 (7/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 883981 "B3 + GR" (lost 8/17/43)DK-G (2/23/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1943, failing to return from a mission at the Bizerta harbor. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Hans Jochen Metzger, Observer; Uffz Wilhelm Straus, R/O and Fw Erich Fehse, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & DK-G Award List.
1310 Krüger, PaulOfw2(H)/21 (S.U.)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2200 "H8 + IM" (lost 2/17/43)Observer operational ClaspMIA 17 February, 1943 near Tortolowo due to ground fire. His Obs, Oblt Dr. Hans Eck also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1311 Krüger, WaldemarMaj Kdr IV/KG-3 (9/41 S.U.), Kdr II/KG-3 (1/42 S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4588 "5K + AC" (lost 5/22/42) EP (6/15/42 Post), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 22 May, 1942; hit by AA fire in the vicinity of Scheladowka, he crashed near the Dechino rail station. Remaining crew (all KIA): Fw Hans Gress, Observer; Ofw Werner Heidmann, R/O and Uffz Josef Klein, Gunner.
1312 Krüll, JakobUffz11/20/19/144/KG-76 (8/40 Creil) Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "F1 + ?M" (lost 8/24/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 24 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No. 501 Sq. following an attack on RAF Manston. The ac crashed into the English Channel off the Kent coast. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erich Dubs, Obs; Uffz Horst Freimann, R/O and Uffz Hans Fröba, Gnr.. Pilot Krüll washed ashore on the Dutch side, and is buried at Ysselsteyn, BF/4/89 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
1313 Krumminga, HansLt5/6/1920 Bokel Aschendorf, Krs. Osnabrück 9/StG-2, 9/SG-2Ju 87B & D
RK(9/19/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 28 November, 1943 when he was apparently hit over the Bolsch Kostromka Nord airfield boundries by German flak during an enemy fighter attack. His crashing AC slammed into another flown by RK Holder Hptm Wilfried Herling. Both crews were killed. 779 missions in the Ju 87.
1314 Krupp, Wilhelm WilliUffz2/Ku.Fl.Gr.-906Bv 138A-1 Werk # 0381 "8L + CK" (lost 11/25/40)Observer Operational ClaspInterned 25 November, 1940 when he made a force landing at sea due to an engine malfunction. The ac washed against some rocks and sunk. Remaining crew (all interned Camp Curragh, Ireland): Lt.z.S. Konrad Neymeyr, Obs; Uffz Erwin Sack, R/O; Fw Hans Briegel, Mech and Ogefr Ernst Kalkowski, Gnr (D.Drury).
1315 Kruse, Hans JoachimLt22/NAGr-2 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 15 May, 1944. A 2nd, a P-2 on 15 July, 1944.
1316 Kruska, Hans Herbert vonMajKdr III/KG-4 (5/44)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
1317 Kuckelt, WernerOblt4/KG-26 (9/40 Gilze-Rijen) He 111H-5 Werk # 3516 "1H + EM" (lost 9/7/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed into the Ijsselmeer at Amstelveen, Holland (Henegouwschelaan), the night of 6/7 September, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Contrary to initial reports, Oblt Kuckelt was not the pilot on this flight, although he may have been a pilot in his own right. He was the observer in the ac being piloted by Uffz Ernst Studt. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Studt, KIA (bur Yssel/AR/10/234); Oblt Werner Kuckelt, KIA (bur Yssel/AR/10/227); Ogefr Walter Hubrich, R/O, KIA (bur Yssel/CW/10/249); Gefr Theodor Schneider, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr Hans Kiessling, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
1318 Kugel, HansFw1/14/19207/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/27/44 at Gumpelstadt)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid.
1319 Kugler, Hans TheoFw56/JG-300, 5/JG-300Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Potsdam (Boiten).
1320 Kuhlmann, K.Fw5(F)/122Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1516 "F6 + WN" (lost 12/16/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA (?) 16 December, 1941 after force landing at Volkhov Russia, cause not reported. A second pilot, Lt Helmut Steffen, was onboard, his disposition and function unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Bernhard Krause, Obs; Fw Hans Naber, R/O and Uffz Hans Wiese, Gnr. Only Oblt Krause, Fw Naber and Uffz Wiese found on VDK; Krause & Wiese are commemorated at Korpowo Russia, and Naber at Sologubowka Russia (D.Drury). See Lt Helmut Steffen for his profile.
1321 Kuhn, HansUnk3/15/1919II/JG-11, JG-27Bf 109Fighter Operational Clasp Jager Blatt, Deceased 11 January, 1996.
1322 Kuhn, Hans JoachimLt8/8/1919BerlinInstr Erg/JGr. Ost, Stab/JG-2 (4/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 7/6/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 6 (or 16) July, 1944 during aerial combat in the vicinity of Bercheres/Houdon (LOCS).
1323 Kühn, Hans UlrichLt8/SG-2Fw 190F-8 Werk # Unk (lost 4/13/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 13 April, 1945 during a landing approach at Riesa-Leutewitz (LOCS).
1324 Kühn, HelmutOblt8/StG-3Ju 87D-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Alternate spelling: Kuhn. NOTE: Although the pilots name was not connected to these two events, they are believed to be those of Oblt Kuhn: On 1 April, 1942, in a ju 87D-1, Wk# 2111 was lost in the vicinity of Malta after a fighter attack. Pilot picked up by German ASR, R/O-Gnr, Gefr Helmut Suchlich, fate unknown. On 22 June, 1943, in a Ju 87D-3, Wk# 100333 collided with another D-3 piloted by Fw Hans Stiegler (fate unknown), near Bylki, NW of Konotop Ukraine, killing Oblt Kuhn. Kuhn believed buried as "Unknown" in the War Cemetery, Kiev, birthdate listed, 6 November, 1918, Schweina (D.Drury).
1325 Kühne, Hans1/9/1925Crashed 27 April, 1945. Jager Blatt mention.
1326 Kühne, HansOblt1(F)/122 (Elmas Sardinia)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19193 "R3 + X5" (lost 5/10/43)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1943; shot down by a Spitfire off Cape Bougeron Algeria. Wiki Luft data & Bf 109 Loss List.
1327 Kühnel, HansFw64/JG-3 (10/42 S.U.), 11/JG-3 (9/43 Med)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18047 "Black 11 + ~" (lost 8/16/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA ? (Magnus). His Wk# 18047 reported lost south of Palmi on 16 August, 1943, after a crash, pilot returned. The OKL sites his 6th victory as a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. His first know Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 4 October, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 2 February, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. A 5th, a MiG-1 on 25 March, 1943.
1328 Kukla, HansUffzI/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 4/JG-26, Acting Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340329 "Blue 9" (lost), Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 9" with a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. Kukla bailed successfully with facial burns, putting him out of action until October, 1944. The P-51 pilot was Lt. Lee Webster of 382FS. A "Nachwuchs (new growth) who completed the abbreviated flight training program, but survived the war, but not without injuries! He had been burned and bailed three times. Believed to have one unconfirmed victory, possibly a second claimed by a wingman, and confirmed! Engaged P-51 in his D-9 over the Ardennes, 26 Dec., 1944. Bailed w/o injury near Osnabrück on 4 January, 1945 when the engine of his D-9 caught fire. WIA 22 January, 1945 during aerial combat in "Blue 7" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 421 Sq. N of Ibbenbüren. His engine caught fire and he bailed with serious burns, keeping him out of combat until April, 1945. His last flight was a transfer flight on 13 April, 1945. Because his eyelids had not healed properly, the Gruppe surgeon mercifully ordered Kukla into the hospital in the last days.
1329 Kukla, SiegfriedUffz12/KG-2Do 17Z-1 Werk # 2507 "U5 + GW" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 25/26 April, 1942 after the bombing raid on Bath England. Apparently lost on the return flight, he sent out an SOS signal at 22:26 and 23:45 hours, and was then intercepted and attacked 40 miles south of Worthing by S/L J.G.Topham (DFC) and F/L Strange in Beaufighter II, X7690, of RAF No.219 Sq.. At 00:16 hours, he received a Directional Fix from Paris-Villacoublay giving a position of 40 miles northeast of Cherbourg. He then "homed" on Caen from the northwest, and at 00:34 hours signalled "Pancake-Pancake Landing", and appears to have crashed into the sea, as he was called between 00:35 and 00:59 hours without reply. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Küsters, Observer (MIA); Uffz Karl Graf, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Hans Jansen, Mech (KIA). The bodies of Graf and Jansen were subsequently recovered from the sea. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1330 Külbel, Hans PeterHptm7/24/1909NürnbergKdr I/ZG-2 (8/40) Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3316 "3M + MK" (lost 8/12/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 12 August, 1940 during aerial combat off Portsmouth. His crewman, Uffz Fritz Budig (geb 4/2/14 Forst) also KIA. Alternate spelling: Kubel & Kübel (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Pilot buried at Bourdon (Fr), Block 19, Row 13, Gr 491. Budig buried Gosport, Ann's Hill, Cem, Plot 188, Gr 32 after washing ashore in the Channel (D.Drury).
1331 Kule, HansObltIII/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714900 (lost 2/1/45)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew 1 February, 1945; crashed near Celle due to a fuel shortage (Ju 88 Loss List).
1332 Külow, HansOblt29/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 1/2 February, 1945 on bailing out at Bergen, near Celle, due to engine failure (Boiten). WIA Injured earlier on 24/25 January, 1944 when he was shot up and bailed north of Charleville (Balss). One known victory, a Stirling 15 km NE of Lyons on 17 August, 1943. A Halifax by Rosieres on 11 April, 1944.
1333 Kümmerling, HansLt8/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7037 "Black 8" (lost 1/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 January, 1943 during aerial combat with a Typhoon of RAF No. 609 Sq. 3 km W of Cape Gris Nez. Alternate spelling: Kummerling.
1334 Kumminga, HansLtDive Bomber/Assault Pilot, StG-??Ju 87Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/PendantFound on Frost List at PilotenBunker. 779 missions.
1335 Kunath, HorstUffz2(F)/11 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430217 "6M + DK" (lost 11/15/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans Schlüter and two other unnamed crew 15 November, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1336 Kunde, GerhardOgefr8/27/1918Berlin-CharlottenburgII/ZG-1Bf 110G-2 Werk # 150132 (lost 10/8/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC 8 October, 1943 when he crashed at Le Faou, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Lt Hans Schwidtal was injured (absa3945).
1337 Kunert, GerhardFw3/17/19201(F)/22 (Kirkenes 2/43; Banak 4/43)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 088 1203 "4N + EH" (lost 2/17/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430289 4N + PH" (lost 4/29/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1943; sd by Russian fighters (AIRA?), crashing at sea off the Kola Peninsula (Observer Loss List). Pilot & crew uninjured 17 February, 1943, during an attack on the vessel "A Marti" (Andre Martin). The ac was hit by flak and made a force landing at Nordkinn, Finnmark. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Krüger, Obs; Uffz Fritz Sundergeld, R/O and Uffz Georg Lechner, Gnr. The ac was eventually restored and on display at the Norwegian Aviation museum. Source: D. Drury.
1338 Kunert, Hans HeinzOblt9III/JG-53 (4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), Stfkpt 8/JG-53 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1, Bf 109E-3 in 40, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1171 (lost 9/8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 September, 1940 during aerial combat when he collided with Oblt Wittmeyer in Werk # 3478. His parachute is believed to have failed (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 24 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hawk-75A 15 km west of Arras, 27 May, 1940. Per the JG-53 Chronicles, he downed a Bloch on 29 May, 1940, along with Lt Panten & Lt Müller (Prien). His 4th & 5th, both Hurricanes northwest of Reims, 1 June, 1940. His 6th, a Potez 63 at La Sieve, 2 June, 1940. His 7th, a Bloch 152 west of Compiegne, 5 June, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire 10 km E of Südspitz Portland on 25 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire on 5 September, 1940, no location. On this particular victory, his name was given as "Kurt", however all others were Heinz or Hans.
1339 Kunigk, HansOblt2/NAGr-4Bf 109G-4 & G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1340 Kuntze, AlbrechtHptm12/25/1912Magdeburg4/KG-26, 6/KG-26 (5/40), Flt Instr BFS 1 & 5 (41-43), Stfkpt 12/KG-40 (7/43)He 111H in KG-26, Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3101 (lost 7/5/43)
RK(5/16/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 5 July, 1943; his Wk# 3101 crashed near Oberingelheim after suffering engine failure. Kuntze died of serious injuries a short time after being taken to the hospital. First pilot Hptm Hans Pekrun and Obs. Oblt Fritz Tamm survived the crash with less serious injuries. 60-70 combat missions.
1341 Kuntze, OttoFw1/19/1916Werblitz3/KGr-100He 111H-3 Werk # 6929 "6N + HL" (lost 4/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 April, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George O. Budd, and crashed on the site of The Hermitage, St Catherine's Down, Isle of Wight. The deceased are buried at CC. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Franz Tretow, Obs (KIA, bur CC/7/10/244); Oblt Heinz Klingenfuss, 2nd Obs (KIA, bur CC/8/1/4); Fw Herbert Hauk, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Hans Kiersch, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/7/10/242). Pilot, Fw Kuntze bur CC/7/10/243 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
1342 Kunz, HansFw5/NJG-2Ju 88G-6 "4R +EK" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945; shot down during Operation Bodenplatte at Pont-a-Celles. Remaining crew: Ofw Edmund Schneider (KIA), R/O and Fw Alfred Zubke (POW), Engr. All bailed safely, however Schneiders chute failed to open. He was buried at Pont-a-Celles. Source: A. Rosseels.
1343 Kunze, AlfredHptmIV/KG-40Ju 88A-1 Werk # 883101 (90% damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 5 July, 1943 during an emergency landing at Oberingelheim due to engine failure. Remaining crew: Hptm Hans Petrun, Co-Pilot (WIA) and Oblt Fritz Tamm, Observer, (WIA). Jager Blatt 3/2004.
1344 Kuring, Heinz Günther HansOfhr9/24/19242I/JG-100 (School for "Wilde Sau" pilots), I/JG-110, 5/JG-300Fw 190A "Green 3", Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 "Green 3" in JG-110 (Altenburg), Fw 190A-8 "Red 2"(lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
US POW at wars end. One known victory, a B-17 on 14 January, 1945. He rammed this B-17 with his A-8. The B-17 was either "Little Butch II, # 42-31744, 390BG/568BS piloted by 1/Lt Walter Wiegand, or "Preferred Risk" #42-102673, 390BG/571BS piloted by 1/Lt Joseph W. Lewis. During the ramming, his canopy was torn off and he bailed with P-51s in hot pursuit. He opened his chute late, landing near a farmer. 200 meters from him, landed Uffz "Pimpf" Erhard with a knee wound. On this same day, Kuring lost two other friends, Ofhr Hans Damran died in his chute from a stomach wound. Ofhr Lüdecke thought to have died in an explosion when he rammed a B-17. Alternate spelling: Kuering. Deceased 17 December, 2010 (P. Bastin).
1345 Kurland, Ludwig Gustav, Prinz Biron von Lt7/KG-55 (Villacoublay Fr.)He 111P-2 Werk # 1617 "G1 + LR" (lost 4/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 11 April, 1941; failed to return from a mission to Birmingham. He is believed to have crashed in the Channel, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Hans Hiestand, Ofw Walter Wünsch and Gefr Kurt Klipp (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Curland.
1346 Kurt, HansUffzI/NJG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750455 (lost 11/26/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot and unnamed crew injured in a crash at Sende 26 November, 1943 due to a fuel shortage (Ju 88 Loss List).
1347 Kurz,Uffz11/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington on 19 May, 1943. This may be Hans Kurz, later in NJG-2.
1348 Kurz, Johann HansFw51/NJG-2 (3/41 Gilze-Rijen, 9/43 Reich Def), 5/NJG-2 (3/44)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6119 (20% dam 3/24/41), Bf 110 EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1/January, 1945; shot down by ack-ack near Charleroi during an interdiction sortie (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax W of Viersen on 3 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax 20 km S of Hölzminden on 22 October, 1943. His 3rd, same day, another Halifax 35 km N of Kassel. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 24 March, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. Boiten 6 victories. Added: Fw Kurz, and his R/O, Gefr Folger both safe when they crash landed at Lith when they ran out of fuel on a orientation flight. No mention of the remaining crew (SGLO).
1349 Kuschke, JoachimOfw7/23/1913Leipzig2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-806Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4094 "M7 + YK" (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew at the Nantes airfield on 7 September, 1940, cause unknown. Remaining crew (Pos unk, all bur Pornichet Cem, Blk 3): Uffz Hans Groth (geb 1/26/1917 Stieglitz, bur Row 5, Gr 14); Uffz Sibo Stecheisen (geb 4/10/1917 Borkim, bur Row 6, Gr 157); Gefr Alfred Keller (geb 8/13/1919 Essen, bur Row 5, Gr 134) and Flg August Ehses (geb 8/28/1905 Zeltingen, bur Row 2, Gr 38). Pilot Ofw Kuschke buried Row 6, Grave 177 (absa3945).
1350 Küsters, HansOgefr6/StG-2 (Malta)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5443 "T6 + LP" (lost 1/19/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 January, 1941 at Valletta due to enemy fire, his unnamed R/O MIA. Ju 87 Loss List
1351 Kutter, HansOblt3(F)/123Do 17P (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 November, 1939when he was shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq., piloted by F/O "Cobber" Cain, killing the entire crew. The AC crashed at Lubey, NW of Metz. This was Cains 1st victory. Source: Wiki Luft data.
1352 Kuttroff, HansUffzFlugzeug 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 Heinz Krauss was also injured. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1353 Lachmann, Hans GüntherOfhr116/JG-4 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784988 "Blue 7" (lost 2/14/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 February, 1945, cause unknown, location, Sorau (Bf 109 Loss List & JG-4 List). One known victory, a P-47 at Roetgen on 17 December, 1944.
1354 Lachner, HansOfw8/KG-26 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144421 "1H + FS" (lost 3/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Oblt Peter Bethge 16 March, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, no mention of remaining crew (Ju 88 Loss List).
1355 Lahmann, Heinrich KarlFw27/NJG-1 (7/44), 9/NJG-1 (1/45) Bf 110G-4 Wk#160758 "G9 + ?T" (lost 1/16/45 Hessberg, cmbt w/Lancaster, bailed safely at Ausstieg), Bf 110G-4 Wk#730036 "G9 + ER" (lost 7/24/44), Bf 110G-4 Wk # 160659 (lost 3/3/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 March, 1945 crashing in Wk# 160659 due to engine failure by Sichtigvor, NW of Werl. Remaining crew(KIA); Uffz Richard Hey and Uffz Hans Gero Heidtfeld. In a prior incident, Fw Lahmann and another crew were forced to bail from Werk # 160758 when on a mission in the Magdeburg area, they were low on fuel, and attempting to land at Erfurt, the airfield was under construction. Consequently, they bailed over Ausstieg. Crewman Fw Georg Rhode became entangled on the tail, and was killed in the crash, buried Ehrenhain. The remaining crewman, Gunner Ogefr Heinz Aleit, survived. Another G-4, Wk# 730036 crashed at Balk Holland (Oude Helling) the night of 23/24 July, 1944, sd by F/Lt R.J.H.Dix of No.169 Sq, pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Fw Lahmann uninjured; R/O, Uffz W.Huxsohl, KIA, bur Yssel AT-11-269 and Gnr, Uffz G.Bouda, WIA (SGLO). Lahmann reported a "4 mot" the night of 5/6 July, 1944 over the Waddensee, it may have been an "unconfirmed" victory, yet I gave him credit for one victory. Jager Blatt 4/2002 & 4/2004. Added: The 5/6 July victory reported as a Hudson IIIA "MA-R", of No.161 Sq., piloted by F/Lt John W.Menzies (MIA) (Archive Report, Allied Forces via S.Youngs).
1356 Lalla, HansUffz4/Sch.G.-1Hs 129B-2 Werk # 0237 "B +" (dam 1/25/43)Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational ClaspWIA 25 January, 1943 when his ac was hit by AA fire in the area of Manytschkaja, Stavropol Krai (?), Russia (D.Drury).
1357 Lamle, Hans GeorgLt4/KG(J)-51 (12/44 Hesepe) Me 262A-2a Werk # 170126 "9K + MM" (lost 12/25/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His 262 crashed at Erp Holland (Dorpsehel/Kraanmeer) on 25 December, 1944; shot down by an RCAF Spitfire piloted by F/L J.J. Boyle of No. 411 Sq., pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart & RCAF Claims List). Added: Lt Lamle KIA after being hit by AA fire and the Spitfire during a bombing mission to Liege, crashing in the vicinity of Erp, 6km SW of Erfstadt, Holland (LOCS). Added: Burial Ysselsteyn, L-6-138 (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Lamie.
Ysselstein, Holland
1358 Lämmel, HansUffz3/13/19219/JG-3 (Leipheim)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27121 (lost 3/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 during aerial combat at Harbach, in the area of Giessen. He bailed with injuries but DOW and was buried at Harbach-Chemnitz.
1359 Lampater, HansOfw18/JG-27 (2/42), I/SG-2 (11/42)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13310 (lost 11/4/42) EK 2 Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 November, 1942; shot down by flak while attacking British tanks, bailing successfuly but his chute failed to open. One known victory, a P-40 west of Ain-el-Gazala on 23 February, 1942.
1360 Lander, PaulUffzFi 156 C-3 Werk # 5154 "KH + YN" (interned in Sweden)Liason Operational ClaspEmergency landing at Vitemölle (Öved) in south Sweden on 27 April, 1945 due to bad weather and reduced visibility. Lander was on a flight from Weichel to Rönne, on the Danish island of Bornholm. Ogefr Hans Wächtler is believed to be the passenger (pilot not positively identified by the author). Source: Widfeldt
1361 Landry, Hans HerbertLt9/30/1918Kochendorf52/JG-3 (Channel 6/40), Stab I/JG-3 (8/40)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0941 (lost 8/28/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW; Shot down with wounds at Church Farm, Church Whitfield, near Dover, Kent, on 28 August, 1940 and managed to bail out, though mortally wounded, and DOW 23 September, 1940. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 north of Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Potez 63 near Amiens, 5 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Battle near Evreux, 14 June, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim at St.Andre-de-lEure, 15 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane on 18 August, no location. Added: He is buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 14, Gr 331 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1362 Lang, AntonLt3/21/1914Falkenfels1/Flieger Erg.Gr (zur See) CopenhagenBV 138C-1 Werk # 0059 "BD + EU" (lost at sea)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIC 14 March, 1943 when he crashed into the sea off the coast of Copenhagen, cause unknown. His body was found at Hällviken Sweden on 21 May, 1943. He was buried at Trelleborg on 24 May, 1943. Remaining crew (all KIC and buried in Denmark); Lt Werner Stangenberg (born 8/10/1915 Berlin), Fw Georg Keller (born 3/13/1917 Stein/Nürnberg) and Uffz Hans Joachim Neumann (born 8/3/1918 Neustreilit). Source: B.Widfeldt. Alternate spelling: Land.
Archives
1363 Lange, HansHptm3/KG-51 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0868 "9K + NL" (lost 6/18/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA 18 June, 1942 at Sevastopol after being hit by flak, two others WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1364 Lange, HansLtIII/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785055 (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported.
1365 Lange, Hans JoachimLtStbsStfl/StG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2406 "A5 + BA" (lost 8/29/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 29 August, 1941 in the Boscharz-Hekino-Lubnowo area, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
1366 Lange, MartinLtErpr.St/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2106 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 July, 1942; shot down over Rosta. Remaining crew (all MIA); Ogefr Kuno Längle, Observer; Uffz Richard Steinle, R/O and Ogefr Hans Gebert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1367 Lange, WilliOfw4/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2669 "5K + LM" (lost 8/31/40 Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940; force landed his ac on Sandwich Flats, setting the ac on fire after being attacked and wounded by fighters and ground defenses. Remaining crew (POW/WIA): Uffz Fritz Krostopotsch, Obs; Fw Hubert Berndt, R/O and Fw Hans Wünsch, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1368 Langendorf, KurtUffz9/KG-77 (7/44), II(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (4/45 Trondheim-Vaernes)Ju 88A Werk # 550732 "3Z + AT" (impounded 7/12/44), Ju 88A (lost 4/21/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 April, 1945 after engaging in combat with Mosquito's of RAF Banff Coastal Cmd.. The ac was sd over the sea NE of Scotland. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Werner Jordan, Uffz Stephan Schmädicke, Ogefr Hans Holländer. Werk # 550732 was reported to have made a forced landing 12 July, 1944 at Reus, Tarragona, Spain after running low on fuel following an attack on convoy UGS 46, off the coast of Algeria. Remaining crew (repatriated): Jordan, Schmädicke and Holländer. The ac was used by the Spanish AF (D.Drury).
1369 Langer, HansLt1922East Prussia47Stab II/JG-53 (3/42), 4/JG-51 (5/43), 2/JG-51 (8/43), 6/JG-51 (12/43), JG-7Bf 109F in II/53, Bf 109G (Trop) in 4 Staffel, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 17 August Schweinfurt Raid. Shot down two B-17s on this raid. Shot down at least six times, first time by a P-38 in N. Africa.. His first victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 31 March, 1942. Another Spitfire, his 4th, downed at Map Quadrant 47441 (N.Africa) on 1 December, 1942. Another Spitfire on 19 May, 1943. During the Sicilian campaign, he was known to have downed a Boston II 20 km southwest of Marralle on 11 July, 1943. He was credited with a B-17 15 km southwest of Udine, in northern Italy, 19 December, 1943, and another 70 km SSE of Ferrara on 12/28/43. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories.
1370 Langer, Hans GeorgFw3/Ku.Fl.Gr. 606Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2771 "7T + HL" (lost 10/9/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 9 October, 1940; failed to return from an attack at Crewe, Cheshire, believed downed at sea off Lizard Point, Cornwall, by AA fire. A search was conducted by German Air-Sea Rescue, but no trace of survivers was found. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S Erich Harbou, Obs (MIA); Ogefr Herbert Rübensam, R/O (MIA) and Fw Kurt Göhlich, Flt Engr (KIA: his body washed ashore 1 November, 1940 near St Eval, Cornwall; buried CC, 5/12/268). Altrnate spellings: Harbou: Erik van or Erik von, Rübensam: Rübesam (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1371 Lass, HansOblt141/JG-1 (4/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-27 (6/41 S.U. & 12/41 N. Africa)Bf 109E & FEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Douai, 23 May, 1940. His 2nd, a LeO-451 at Nesle, 5 June, 1940. Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, his 3rd victory, a SB-2 at Grodno on 24 June, 1941. His 14th victory, an I-18 N of Ivanovskoye on 5 September, 1941.
1372 Laue, Hans BrunoMajKdr Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (6/40-7/40), Kdr Aufkl 126 (4/41)He 115B-2 in 406, Ar 196 & BV 138 in 126 (See)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMagnus
1373 Laufenberg, Johann HansOfw111/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18804 (lost 9/6/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Boves. One known victory, a Typhoon north northwest of Caen on 16 May, 1943.
1374 Laun, HansOfw9/29/1914Osnabrück11 EKdo/JG-1 (7/42), 1/JG-1, 3/JG-1 (7/43 Deelen) Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 Werk# 150451, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1751 "Yellow 5" (lost 7/30/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1943 in Wk# 1751 during aerial combat with P-47 escort fighters over Terlet, by Arnhem Holland. Buried Ysselsteyn BN/3/73. At least two B-17 victories; his 3rd victory on 17 April, 1943 and his 4th victory on 11 June, 1943. His 5th & 6th, both B-17s on 13 June, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 at Hunxe, ESE of Wesel, on 22 June, 1943. His 8th, same day, another B-17 at Schermbeck. His 9th, a B-17 on 22 June, 1943. (Again, 3 B-17s in one day!). These three victories were scored using the 21 cm mortar slung under the wing. Thus, he has been referred to as the first Fw 190 mortar ace. His 10th, a B-17 on 25 June, 1943. His 11th and last, a B-17 at Groningen on 28 July, 1943.
Ysselstein, Holland
1375 Laurinck, Hans "Hanne" Italy 1941-42 (Bf 110 unit), 3/StG-151 (10/43 Croatia), 7/SG-3 (11/43 S.U.) Bf 110 (41-42) Ju 87D-3, Ju 87D-5 (most likely lost 3/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 16 March, 1944 by Soviet flak near Znamenki, 200m north of Freifeld, Crimean Peninsula. His R/O-Gunner, Josef Heinrich Beuys (geb 5/12/1921 Krefeld-dec 1/23/1986 Düsseldorf), was injured in the crash, hospitalized in Laz.179. Jager Blatt 3/2004. Laurinck was reported to have flown 1026 sorties, and is buried in the War Cem. Kruman-Kemektschi, Crimea, Grave 258. Additional information provided by the Luftwaffe Forum, Adolf Mebius and Vladimir Krylov and D.Drury.
1376 Lauter, FriedrichLt9/11/19133(F)/122Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280217 "F6 + GL" (lost 8/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC at Corseul Fr. on 6 August, 1944, cause and burial location unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Mueller, Obs (MIA); Fw Walter Eppel, R/O (WIA/POW); Ofw Engelbert Klauser, Gnr 1 (WIA/POW) and Uffz Josef Polcher, Gnr 2 (WIA/POW) (absa3945).
1377 Lauth, WolfgangLt6/21/1922Gladenbach3(F)/33 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1342 "8H + KL" (lost 10/19/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Hptm Hans Dürr and two other unnamed crew 19 October, 1942; crashed into the sea north of Cromer, Norfolk, Shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 68 Sq. (Winward & Wood). Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Alfred Schäfer and Uffz Johann Wahl. Obs Dürr is carried as MIA, but is remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial. Lt Lauth's date of death is reported as 17 November, 1942, the date his body washed ashore. He is buried at Scottow Cem., Norfolk, Gr 276 (D.Drury) Alternate spelling: Laut.
1378 Lautze, WalterUffz9/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3241 "V4 + BT" (lost 12/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two unnamed crew and his Stfkpt, Oblt Hans Zoche, Observer, on 19 December, 1941 at Schum, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1379 Lawa, FritzOfw3(F)/Ob.d.L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1604 "T5 + DL" (lost 5/31/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Hans Baasmann and two other unnamed crew at Wololka-Ribinsk 31 May, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Their ac was lost on a reconnaissance mission covering Vologda, Vologda Oblast to Rybinsk, Yaroslavl Oblast, both in Russia. The actual loss was over Yaroslavl. After expending his ammunition, a Soviet fighter, piloted by Lt Amet-khan Sultan, rammed their Ju 88. Lt Sultan survived, and was honored twice as "Hero of the Soviet Union". Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Basmann (or Baumann), Obs; Uffz Heinrich Angulanss(or Angulanza), R/O and Uffz Hans Düring, Flt Engr. Two of the crew bailed safely, but which two are unknown. No VDK burial data (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Laewa and Lüve.
1380 Lebbe, HansFw5/ZG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4018 "2S + LN" (lost 7/4/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 4 July, 1942 near Woronesh after being hit by flak. No mention of crewmember disposition. Bf 110 Loss List
1381 Lebmann, HansUffz4/JG-1 (3/43)Fw 190A-4Fighter Operational ClaspHe was the wingman of Uffz Max Kolschek and witnessed Kolscheks death, 11 march, 1943.
1382 Lechte, HansLt8/JG-5, 7/JG-5 (5/42/S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk# 5133 "White 3" (lost 5/9/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 May, 1942; Combat with a Hurricane, Pikshuew-Vichany, 3 km east of Titowka Fluss. Mombeek MIA List. Another source says this ac was "White 7".
1383 Leder, Hans JoachimFw2III/JG-26 (10/43 France), 12/JG-26 (2/44)Fw 190A-6, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20783 "Blue 6" (lost 10/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165647 "Blue 14 " (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 August, 1944 in "Blue 14" by ground fire near Rouen. WIA 3 October, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 341 or 485 Sq. 5 km NW of Noyon. His two victories; a B-17 (e.V.) N of Innsbrück on 24 April, 1944 and a 2nd B-17 S of Donauwörth (Garmisch-Partenkirchen), same day.
1384 Lehl, JosefLt5/27/1920Augsburg2/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332212 "5J + NK" (lost 1/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 January, 1944; crashed 3 km east of Chiemsee during a Firing exercise due to an engine failure. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Hans Joachim Kölpin, geb 8/13/1918, Co-pilot; Uffz Willi Höfer, geb 6/7/1921, R/O; Uffz Johann Kiesler, geb 12/31/1921, Wart; Fw Karl Grützner, geb 9/30/1916, Gunner and Ogefr Walter Böhmer, geb 8/22/1921, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1385 Lehmann, DietrichObltI/StG-77Ju 87B-1 "S2 + ??" (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his R/O-Gnr Uffz Hans Winiarski 18 August, 1940, cause not reported. The ac crashed at North barn, Chidham, Sussex, killing the crew. The crashsite was excavated in the 1970s. Their bodies were not found in Cannock Chase Military Cemetery. Source: Fritz Braun.
Cannock Chase
1386 Lehmann, HansFw1/KGr-100 He 111H-2 Werk # 6811 "6N + BH" (lost 11/6/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW/WIA 6 November, 1940; he ditched in the sea near West Bay, Bridport, Dorset after becoming lost. Remaining crew: Fw Otto Paul, Obs (KIA; bur CC, 6,18,370); Ofw Ludwig Meyerhofer, R/O (POW/WIA) and Fw Heinz Bitter, Gnr (POW). With minor wounds, Lehmann, Meyerhofer and Bitter, waded ashore and were taken prisoner. This was the first time the RAF got access to the new X-Gerät three-beam navigational system (D. Drury).
Cannock Chase
1387 Lehmann, Hans GeorgUffz65/JG-1 (2/43), 7/JG-1 (6/43 Reich Def)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5456 (10% dam 2/26/43), Fw 190A-4 in 5 Stf, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15397 "White 4" (lost 6/25/43) in 7 Stf
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (6/25/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 June, 1943 during aerial combat at Cloppenburg in his Stfkpts AC! He suffered a serious leg injury, which kept him out of the war. Uninjured in a force landing near Osterholt on 26 February, 1943 due to engine failure. Witnessed the death of his comrade, Uffz Max Kolscheck, on 11 March, 1943, when he was shot down by three Spitfires on a recon flight towards England.
1388 Lehmann, Hans HeinrichLtFormer transport pilot, 6(Sturm)/JG-4 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681340 "Black 19" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 in aerial combat at Steinborn with a P-47 of the 362nd FG.
1389 Lehmann, Hans-JoachimHptm8/18/1912Treuenbritzen Mark Brandenburg3/StG-2, Stfkpt 9/StG-2, StG-77, Kdr I/StG-2, Tech Staff positionsJu 87 RK(11/23/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
339 missions. Deceased 7 April, 1982 Seeheim-Jugenheim (P. Bastin).
1390 Lehming, HansUffzII/JG-51 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16593 (40% dam 5/31/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Monserato Italy on 31 May, 1943.
1391 Lehner, AloisUffz3/KG-53He 111H-3 Werk # 5481 "A1 + GL" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 September, 1940 when his ac was attacked by Spitfires of No.92 Sq. and crashed at Sandhurst Cross, Kent. Remaining crew: Oblt Gerhard Büchler (Büchner?), Obs (POW); Fw Kurt Röthig, R/O (KIA); Gefr Hans Stamminger, Flt Engr (WIA/POW) and Gefr Hans Richter, Gnr (WIA/POW). The two deceased are buried at CC Block 1; Lehner bur Row 1, Gr 33, Röthig bur Row 3, Gr 84 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1392 Lehnis, JoachimFw8/18/1918Danzig8/KG-2 (Schiphol, Holland)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5314 "U5 + HS" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 January, 1942 after being hit by naval gunfire from the steamship Empire Bay. The Empire Bay did eventually sink, however the Dornier suffered engine damage in the exchange. The AC turned inland, but the starboard wing struck the cable of a barrage balloon (named "Annie") and crashed at 6:10 PM onto a coal railway sidings at Clay Lane, South Bank, Middlesborough. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Rudolf Matern, Observer, Uffz Hans Manecke (4/26/1918), wireless operator and Ofw Heinrich Richter of Schlesia (EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge), gunner. Lehnis, Richter and Matern were buried at Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby. Manekes body was recovered 26 November,1997, by Water Board Workers, and interned in Thornaby also, with his other crew members on 14 October, 1998, after a search for family members was unsuccessful. Friend Norm Lambert of Columbus, OH. was a member of the Recovery Team in 1997. The Observer was found still sitting in his seat, just as he was on that fateful January night.
1393 Leickhardt, Hans RobertMaj302/NJG-3(4/41), 11/NJG-1(6/43), 2/NJG-5(10/43), Kdr II/NJG-5(5/44)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621832 "C9 + AC" in NJG-5, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160669 (lost 3/5/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5/6 March, 1945, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Ofw Heinrich Bauchers and Gnr Fw Albert Kühne. (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Whitley at Papenburg the night of 7-8 April, 1941. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Kampen on 26 June, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 40 km N of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. His 9th, a B-17 on 4 January, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 at Quackenbrück-Meppen on 11 January, 1944. A "4 mot" NE of Gifhorn on 20 February, 1944. A Halifax NE of Frankfurt/Main on 31 March, 1944. Magnus, 30 victories; Boiten 12 victories. Alternate spelling: Leichardt.
1394 Leiter, Karl-Heinz HansUffz44/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-5 Werk# 15986 "White 1" (lost 9/3/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1943 during aerial combat northwest of Gatschina/N.Korpikow S.U.. His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 27 August, 1943. Nos. 3 & 4, both LaGG-5s on 2 September, 1943.
1395 Leitner, HansUffz5/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2435 (dam 10/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspCrash landed 1 October, 1943 at the Beresowka airfield after being hit by flak, crew OK. Ju 87 Loss List
1396 Lemmer, Hans GüntherUffz110/JG-4 (Biblis)Bf 109G-6 (lost 9/11/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330329 "Black 13" (dam 12/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944; aerial combat at Kautenbach, over the Ardennes (JG-4 List). His one known victory, a B-17 in the Lössnitz area on 11 September, 1944. Source: Perry Claims. He returned after being shot down at Vejprty (CZ) on 11 September, 1944.
1397 Lengwenings, EduardGefr.10/18/1919Tilsit7/JG-54 (S.U.) Bf 109F-4 # 7639, F-4/R1s #s 13035 &13042, G-2 # 10430 "White 6" (lost 9/3/42) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3 September, 1942 in Werk# 10430 in an In-Flight collision with a Ju 88 Werk # 144037 of KG-1 near Sigolowo, SE of Mga, piloted by Obstlt Hans Keppler, RK 8/20/42 (KIA with entire crew). Sustained 60% damage to his F-4 # 7639 on 14 March, 1942 at Ljuban S.U. AF. 25% damage to # 13035 on 5 April, 1942 near Nowgorod S.U.. Shot down with wounds 27 April, 1942 in #13042, 95% damaged, over Siwerskaja S.U. airfield. Added: Gefr Lengwenings is buried among the unknowns in the German War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
1398 Lenkeit, HansUffz1/NAGr-2 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-8 Werk # 202105 (lost 2/12/45)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945 in the Ratibor area, cause unknown.
1399 Leonhards, Hans Gefr11/JG-11 (S.U. 6/44), 10/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680585 (lost 6/30/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732107 ""Black 10 + I" (lost 12/25/44)Wound Badge
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MIA 25 December, 1944 in aerial combat, map quadrant QL-RL, in the area of Bastogne. Mombeek MIA List. Injured in a crash at Minsk on 30 June, 1944 while landing after a transfer flight. This could be a Karl Leonhard on the Magnus Ace List with 23 victories, who served in JG-53 and JG-11.
1400 Lerche, Hans WernerHptm1914 Mecklenburg Rechlin Test Center 120 different Axis AC & evaluation of many Allied AC Pilot Badge He was the Principal Test Pilot at Mecklenburg Rechlin, deceased 1994. Source: tartanterror.blogspot.com via S.Youngs.

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