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1301 Göring, HelmutLtII/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171692 "<" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the La Fere area (JG-6 List).
1302 Göring, PeterLt4/14/1922Weissenfels1Erg/JG-26 (8/41), Stab/JG-26 (10/41 Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3787 (lost), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8288 (lost 10/13/41) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 October, 1941 when he was hit by his Blenheim targets turret gunner at Samer/Hubersent and crashed to his death. The Blenheim was from RAF No. 139 Squadron. WIFA 30 August, 1941 in his E-7 when he crashed near Hazebrouck on a combat sortie. The crash was attributed to pilot error. His one victory was a Blenheim on 13 October, 1941, the date he was killed, not sure if it was the one that hit him. Peter was the nephew of the Reichmarshall, had finished his advanced training three weeks earlier and was flying wing for Adolf Galland on this day. Burial War Cem. Bourdon France, 32/8/309. Alternate spelling: Goering.
1303 Gorisch, ErnstLt313(Z)/LG-1Bf 109E, Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire in the Needles area on 8 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 13 August, 1940. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. His R/O, Uffz Walter Gerigk.
1304 Gorrselig, AdalbertUffzJG-106 (7/44 Reichenbach)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411924 "White 82 + DU"Pilot BadgeThis ac pictured, intact, at Reichenbach before 18 August, 1944 on an ebay photo provided by Fritz Braun.
1305 Gosemann, Heinz Herbert FritzFw20 8/JG-3 (9/42 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (4/44) Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7235 "Black 8 + I" (lost 8/23/42), Bf 109F-4(Trop) Wk# 10063 (lost 9/20/42), Bf 109G-4 Wk# 7235 "Black 8 + I", Bf 109G-6 Wk# 440871 or 440971, "Yellow 2"(lost 4/24/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA in Wk# 440871 or 440971 "Yellow 2" on 24 April, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 by Neuburg/Donau. Injured in a crash at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 30854 in Wk 7235 on 23 August, 1942, due to engine failure. WIA 20 September, 1942, aerial combat. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 10 km N of Kotluban on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 10 km NE of Kotluban on 11 September. An Il-2 10 km N of Stalingrad on 15 September. An Il-2 4 km NE of Kotluban on 18 September. A MiG-3 10 km N of Gorodischche on 19 September. An La-5 2 km N of Akhtuba on 29 September. An Su-2 at Stalingrad on 7 October. A U-2 and an Il-2 in the Ulta/Chalchuta areas on 21 November. A Boston III N of Oblivskaya on 21 December. An Il-2 SW of Chernyshkovski on 29 December, 1942. His 12th, a Yak-1 on 1/5/43. His 15th victory, a B-24 (HSS) on 23 February, 1944, no location. Shot down with wounds in Wk 440971 on 18 March, 1944 from B-17 return fire, and bailed successfully. His 14th & 15th victories were B-24s on 23 February, 1944, no locations. His 19th, a B-24 10 km S of Shoppenstedt on 11 April, 1944. His 20th, and final victory, a B-24 (HSS) in the Wiener Neustadt area on 23 April, 1944. Magnus. Jager Blatt article. Alternate spelling: Goesmann.
1306 Gössling, HerbertUffzI/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2711 "Cg + SA" (lost 8/13/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 August, 1942 near Linosa, cause unknown. Ju 87 Loss List
1307 Gossow, HeinzOfw11/23/1917Piesteritz Sachsen126/KG-3 (Russia), 7/JG-300, 1/JG-301 (9/43), 10/JG-301, 1/JG-302 (6/44), JG-7He 111H-6 Werk # Unk "A1 + AC" (lost 10/2/42), Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20599 (lost 1/44) , Me 262 in JG-7
RK(10/24/44) as a Bomber pilot

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/5/42)
EP(6/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(1/11/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
409 combat missions, 340 as bomber pilot. He flew the 2000th mission of 6/KG-53. His 9 known victories were 4 engine bombers. One victory, a Lancaster S of Bremen on 22 September, 1943. Same day, another Lancaster S of Hannover. A B-24 (HSS) at Mor, SE of Raab, on 16 June, 1944. A B-17 at Ziesar, S of Gentheim, on 5 August, 1944. A B-17 SE of Kassel on 16 August, 1944. His 5th, a P-47 W of Budapest on 20 August, 1944. His 6th, a P-47 on 21 August, 1944, no location given. His 7th per Perry Claims, a B-24 by Papa on 22 August, 1944. The Frost Report states his victories at 50. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Deceased 1 January 1988, Wittenberg.
1308 Göthe, OttoOfw2Flugzeugführer 6/JG-53 (3/41; 7/41 Sylt; 2/42 Malta)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 (3/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7463 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 2/7/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 February, 1942 when he crashed after making a low level attack on the Hal Far/Malta airfield in "Yellow 4". He is considered buried in the proximity of the impact. All that has been found is his wrist watch. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Maasmündung on 28 August, 1941. Another, a Wellington on 5 February, 1942.
1309 Gottert, ErwinLt18/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Mantes-Houdan on 20 August, 1944.
1310 Gotthold,Oblt1Jasta: Führer-Kurier StaffelMost likely a Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Transport Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 28 August, 1944.
1311 Götting, WernerUffz11(J)/LG-2Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire over Dover on 22 August, 1940.
1312 Gottlob, FritzFw14(Z)/LG-1 (Channel)Bf 110 Werk # 3805 "L1 + AK" (lost 8/31/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 31 August, 1940 when he ditched at sea near the Nore Light, Thames Estuary, after aerial combat. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: He was the victim of a Hurricane of No.601 Sq., piloted by F/O Carl Raymond Davis. The unnamed crewman was Ogefr Karl Döpfer, also a POW (D.Drury).
1313 Göttmann, LeonardLt5/1/191652/JG-77, 7/JG-3 (5/40) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5249 (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 September, 1940 (Magnus & LOCS). One known victory, his 1st, a Fokker C.V. at Waalhaven 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane in mid Channel, 31 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk-75A at Beauvais, 7 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire S of London on 24 August, 1940. Added: He crashed into the Thames Estuary (LOCS) and Werk # 5249 and burial at Ysselsteyn BH-5-103 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
1314 Gottschalk, HerbertOgefrIV Flieger KorpsHs 126 Werk # 4242 "TI + DK" (lost 8/2/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 2 August, 1942 in Russia, cause and location not reported. The remaining unnamed crew were also killed. Obs Loss List
1315 Gottwald, HermannOgefr26/JG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550152 ""Yellow 6" (? % dam 8/17/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing near Dortmund on 17 August, 1943, during a transfer flight; cause not reported. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Stadthagen on 26 July, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 NE of Aachen on 12 August, 1943.
1316 Götz, Adolf Friedrich vonOblt21/JG-2 (Channel) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3909 "White 8" (lost 9/7/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 September, 1940; shot down during aerial combat, force landing at St Ragegunds Abbey, near Dover. His first known victory, a Spitfire at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Folkestone on 4 September, 1940. Alternate spelling: Gotz.
1317 Götz, Gerald Gerhard?ObltStfkpt 1/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2163 "3M + AH" (lost 8/25/40)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940 after being shot down with wounds by a Spitfire of RAF No.609 Sq., piloted by Sgt A.N. Feary. The ac crashed at Creech Barrow, near Wareham, Dorset. Both he and his crewman, Uffz Kurt Haupt bailed successfuly, but were taken prisoner upon landing. Jager Blatt 6/2001 & D.Drury.
1318 Götz, HansHptm6/2/1919Stuttgart822/JG-54 (1/40), 1/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (1/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-54, Adj. I/JG-54Bf 109F, Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1119 "Black 2" (lost 8/4/43)
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)
EP(11/10/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Killed in a crash, 4 August, 1943, in # (150)1119, during an attack on Il 2s northeast of Karatchev Russia, near Bryansk. He lost control and crashed in the inverted position into a wooded area and burned upon impact. Over 600 missions. His first victory, a Hurricane near Maidstone on 15 August, 1940. Nos.2 & 3, a Spitfire and a Hurricane, no locations given. His first known Soviet victory, two I-18s on 25 June, 1941. A Pe-2 on 10 August, 1941. An I-26 on 25 October, 1941. A I-16 on 13 December, 1941. An I-26 on 17 December, 1941. An I-18 on 21 February, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 14 March, 1942. An Il-2 and a P-40 on 23 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 23 August, 1942. A U-2 and a LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 13 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 14 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A Boston, a LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 5 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-9 on 31 July, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1943, just two days before his death. Bowers/Lednicer, 82 victories. Photo
1319 Götz, HorstOfw55/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 6611 (lost 8/28/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4873 (lost 10/29/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 29 October, 1940; crashed at his base at Arques, cause not reported. Shot down with wounds over the Channel, off Boulogne, on 28 August, 1940; Rescued. One known victory, his 1st, a Breguet 690 at Beauvais, 5 June, 1940.
1320 Götz, HorstHptm1911Kdr Kdo. Götz (2/43), Stfkpt 1(F)/123, Stfkpt 1/Aufkl. Ob.d.L. (Juvincourt 7/44 to late war)Ju 88A-4 "T9 + FL", He 111, Ar 234, Ar 240V-6 "T9 + GL", Ar 234B (dam 8/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Crashed his Ar 234 on 28 August, 1944 as a result of friendly fire (DK-G Awards List). Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe (Obdl.). Friend of Erich Sommer.
1321 Götz, JakobUffz31/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13286 "White 4" (lost 8/28/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 August, 1942; Combat with a MiG-1 north of Stalingrad. Mombeek MIA List. His 1st victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 10 July, 1942. His 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 17 July, 1942. His 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 20 July, 1942.
1322 Götze, GüntherOblt83/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5790 "Yellow 4" (lost 2/1/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 February, 1943 over Schlüsselburg. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 September, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 on 5 November, 1942. A MiG-3 and two I-153s on 7 November, 1942. A 7th, a DB-3 on 18 January, 1943. A 8th, an Il-2 on 29 January, 1943.
1323 Götze, HansUffzMalter16(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681363 w/Sturmjäger equipment (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters, crashing on a wooden slope near Schwarzenbach on the Pielach, near Vienna Austria. Source: Kurt Rieder.
1324 Götze, WernerLt2V/LG-1, 3/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at St. Pol on 25 June, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" N of Schleswig on 26 August, 1944. Boiten; 4 night and 6 day victories.
1325 Götzelt, HansUffz6/24/1922115/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170657 "Yellow ?" (lost 9/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 September, 1944, during aerial combat in his A-8, crashing 5 km southwest of Nijmegen. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 27 August, 1944.
1326 Götzfried, F.Oblt10/SG-2Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580967 "SQ + JO" (captured)Assault Operational ClaspPOW 27 August, 1944 after being shot down behind Russian lines, location not given. The 190 was in good serviceable condition.
1327 Gräb, Albert Alfred?Ofhr66/JG-26 (4/43), 6/JG-1 (5/44), 6/JG-76 (6/44), Stab III/JG-76 (8/44 Athis Fr.)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "Black 22" (lost 8/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 August, 1944 (Magnus). Downed by Allied ground fire during an attack on the Mantes bridgehead. One Known Desert victory, a Stirling bomber at Map Quadrant 2961 on 17 April, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at Röhr i/ Gebirge on 29 May, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 in the Budapest area on 27 June, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Plattensee on 30 June, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 at Raab on 7 July, 1944. A 6th, same day, a B-24 W of Neuhausel.
1328 Grabe, HorstFw89/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 180A-6 Werk # 550187 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat west of Spas-Demensk. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 10 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-5 on 10 August, 1943. A 8th, a LaGG-5 N of Spas-Demensk on 12 August, 1943.
1329 Gräber,Ofw1V/KG-2Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." E of Cambridge on 24 August, 1943.
1330 Grabmair, KarlLt12/26/19235/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171594 ""White 7" (dam 11/1/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175049 "White 7" (lost 1/1/45)Wound Badge (8/25/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 in his A-8 during the Operation Bodenplatte attack on the Eindhoven Holland airfield. Shot down by Canadian Ace, S/L Donald C. Gordon. His AC crashed at Erp Holland, east of Veghel. Injured 1 November, 1944 when he struck an object during a delivery flight landing at Hagenow (JG-6 List). Reported WIA 25 August, 1944 on the JG-6 List, no further detail. Alternate spelling: Grabmeier. Re-buried Ysselsteyn, Plot L-6-139 (Find A Grave by Fred).
1331 Graeber, HeinzOfw7/12/1918Berlin Neukölln15/KG-40 (4/41), 15/KG-2 (5/43)Do 217 in KG-40, Me 410 in 15/KG-2
RK(9/30/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 24/25 August, 1943, while returning from a night raid against airfields in the Cambridge area, they were shot down by a British night fighter. They crashed into the sea off Dunkirk and were picked up by sea rescue service. Graeber sustaining serious injuries in the crash. He saw no further action after his injury; Schmitter was not injured.A Radio Operator, he flew 180 combat missions. Nearly all his missions were flown wirh Hptm Wilhelm Schmitter. Deceased 4 July, 1999, Hamburg.
1332 Graf, Hermann 'Anton'Obst10/24/1912Engen i. Hegau. 212 JG-51, 9/JG-52 (8/41), Kdr Advanced Ftr Sch (Bordeux 3/43), Kdr JGr-50 (8/43), Kdr JG-11 (11/43), 7/JG-52 (6/44 S.U.), Erg/JG-Ost Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 4" in 41, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7420 "Yellow 1" (542), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13531 "Yellow 1" (9/42), Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk# 15919 "Red 1" (or Grn 1) w/JGr-50, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15729 "Green <-" (Husum 11/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26020 "<+" (lost 3/29/44), Fw 190A-5 Werk# 2594 Red/White Petal Nose
RK(1/24/42)
Br(9/16/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/42)
EP(12/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Hung.Pilot Badge
Ftr.Oper.Clasp w/Pend
6 Bombers. 830 combat missions. EL & S conferred May 17 and 19 in 1942. His first known victory, a Soviet I-16 on 4 August, 1941 in "Yellow 9". Numerous multiple victories, including two La-5s and an Il-2 on 8 September, 1942. Ten Soviet victories on 23 September, 1942. Raised his victory total from 58 to 100 in seventeen days! 1st to score 200 victories in Oct 42. In Sept. 1943, JGr-50 was established to combat Allied High Altitude aircraft. EJG- OST is Ftr Repl Grp-East. This A-5 had the often pictured fancy paint job. Turned over to Russians after the surrender. Served 5 years in a POW Camp before released (joined Communist Fed). Erich Hartmann said he was released after 10 years with he, Hajo Herrmann and Johannes Wiese. Known to fly Bf 109E-7 "Yellow 9" in 9/JG-52 in the Ukraine in August, 1941. Also flew Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 1" in May, 1942 in 9/JG-52. Died 11 April, 1988 after a long illness. He disassociated himself from his fellow pilots. Ranked # 15 Ace. Hoehler Profile.


Graf showing his Me 109 to youths
1333 Graf, Karl WilliLt6/25/1924Nienstein35/JG-77 (7/43), 4/JG-77 (8/43)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 April, 1945; Aerial combat, Brno. His 1st victory, in Sicily, a Spitfire 80 km ESE of Syracuse on 4 July, 1943. A 2nd, a P-51 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. A 3rd, a P-47 on 7 February, 1944. Mombeek MIA List. Alternate spelling: Gräff (OKL Claims List, all three victories).
1334 Graf, KurtUffz109/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (10/43)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, two DB-3s and an Il-2 (m.H.) in the Dyatkovo area on 24 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 at Tschernobyl on 4 October, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 December, 1943. A 9th, a Pe-2 at Welish on 5 January, 1944. A 10th, a Pe-2 on 13 January, 1944.
1335 Gräf, KurtOfw183/JG-3 (8/40), 7/JG-3 (7/43), 6/JG-3 (2/44)Bf 109E on 40, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27111 (lost 2/25/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(? Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 25 February, 1944 at Vellberg, near Schwäbisch Hall, due to high altitude sickness (Rosseels). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Hawk-75As northwest of Dinant, 14 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Spitfire N of Calais on 21 August, 1940. A 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 26 August, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire at London on 28 August, 1940. His first Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 S of Bagatoje on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-5 SE of Belgorod on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 3 km SE of Izyum on 18 July, 1943. An Il-2 E of Marinovka on 30 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 20 km S of Strassburg and a 2nd B-17 20 km W of Strassburg on 6 September, 1943. Another, his 14th, a B-17 (HSS) on 6 September, 1943. His 15th, a B-17 20 km SW of Aschaffenburg on 14 October, 1943. His 16th and 17th, both B-17s on 29 January, 1944. His 18th, a B-24 at Linz on 23 February, 1944. Magnus.
1336 Graf, MaxUffz10/JG-27 (Balkans)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14255 "White 15 + =" (lost 8/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1943 due to Allied bomber return fire 120 km SW of Kephalonia. Mombeek.
1337 Grafenhain, GerhardFw7/StG-2Ju 87B Werk # Unk "T6 + ?R" (lost 8/16/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 16 August, 1940; sd with wounds by fighters, crashing into Poole Harbor, Dorset. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Johannes Voigt, MIA, but believed killed. Alternate spelling: Gräfenhain. Source: D. Drury.
1338 Graff, FriedrichUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15698 (lost 8/9/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15826 "White 10" (lost 8/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1943 after crashing behind enemy lines at Kuteinikowa. Weeks earlier, his Wk# 15698 was lost after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 51861; he was not injured.
1339 Gräff, FritzLt4Erg NJG-1, 9/NJG-1 (8/42), Stab I/NJG-4 (4/43-4/45)Bf 110, Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax 2 km southeast of Soize on 29 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Stirling 5 km south southeast of Namur on 15 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax 6 km N of Barvraux on 25 June, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster at Marly Gomont on 9 July, 1943. Flugbuch (7/30 to 3/45).
1340 Grahl, HorstMaj2Stab V/KG-40 (8/43), Kdr I/ZG-1 (4/44)Ju 88C
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 NW of Cape Ortegal on 8 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Sunderland on 18 August, 1943 (W3985 Flt Lt W H Skinner 10 Sqd RAAF)
1341 Gramlich, BennoObfhr510/NJG-3 (8/43), 2/ZG-76 (10/43), 2NJG-3 (1/44), 3/NJGr-10Bf 110, Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 20 km S of Kitzingen on 14 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 at Kiel-Tönning on 5 January, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" NW of Dortmund on 24 March, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" W of Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. Magnus, 7 victories.
1342 Gramling, KurtOblt12/29/191510(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B (lost 8/14/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1940; sd by fighters into the sea off Folkestone, Kent. His R/O, Uffz Franz Sawatzki also MIA (D.Drury).
1343 Grampp, EberhardOblt5(F)/122, Wekusta 1/Lfl. 1 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1608 "B7 +HA" (lost 8/5/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 5 August, 1943; shot down by an enemy fighter in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 1064/36 Ost. DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List.
1344 Gransow, BurkhardUffz9/29/1919Mohrungen175/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13063 (65% dam 4/19/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13872 80% dam 12/6/42) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 6 December, 1942 NE of Lile-Valancia (Magnus). Injured in a crash at Feodosia on 19 April, 1942 due to a servicing fault. His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s on 7 June, 1942. A 3rd Soviet, a MiG-1 at Vysselki on 29 July, 1942. His 8th & 9th, a MiG-1 and a LaGG-3 on 3 August, 1942. His 10th, 11th & 12, a LaGG-3 and two Pe-2s on 6 August, 1942. A 13th & 14th, a Yak-1 and a MiG-1 on 12 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1942. A 17th, an Il-2 on 17 September, 1942. Added: According to the VDK, the location where Uffz Gransow was killed, was near Vibo Valentia, Calabria, Italy. He is now buried in the German War Cem at Motta Sant' Anastasia, Cataniam Sicily, Tomb 4, Row 15, Slab 9 (D.Drury).
1345 Granzow, GüntherFw7/7/19216Stabstaffel/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory two Soviet LaGG-5s on 4 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-7 on 18 September, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 10 October, 1944. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 15 October, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 October, 1944. His victories may be as high as 12, per Magnus. Alternate spelling: Gransow (Magnus). Deceased 6 April, 1999.
1346 Graser, KarlFw7/JG-53 (5/44 Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410278 "White 6 + I" (lost 5/11/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 110482 "Yellow 16 + I" (dam 55% 8/3/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crash landed near Iffezheim. Injured in an emergency landing at Lago-di-Vico on 11 May, 1944 due to engine trouble.
1347 Grasser, WilhelmUffz7/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # unk "A1 + FR" (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damaged by RAF fighters over the Channel. He was forced to ditch into the sea off Ramsgate, Kent. The crew managed to get into their dinghy and were captured. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt Friedrich Zipse, Obs; Gefr Gerhard Worsch, R/O; Gefr Werner Reinhardt, Gnr and Gefr Heinz Mailänder, 2nd Gnr (D.Drury).
1348 Grassmuck, BertholdOfw1/31/1917Rodach bei Coburg65 1/JG-52 (5/41 Battle of Britain), 1/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), 2/JG-52 (10/42) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "White 4", Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13522 "White 13" (lost 10/28/42)
RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/42)
EP(7/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 October, 1942 near Pitomnik (Stalingrad) when hit in the engine of his "White 13" by AA gunners and subsequently crashed. 236 combat missions. His first victory, a Wellington during the Battle of Britain, 20 km W of Helgoland on 9 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 4 km E of Izyum on 28 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. An I-180 on 18 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 21 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 victories.
1349 Gratz, Karl 'Charlie'Oblt1/24/1919Wiener Neustadt1388/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), 11/JG-2 (3/43), 8/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.), Stab/JG-52 (10/44)Bf 109F & G
RK(7/1/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/26/43)
EP(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
3 Bombers. Over 900 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 10 km SE of Staryy Saltov on 14 May, 1942. Two MiG-1s NE of Izyum on 26 May, 1942. A MiG-1 and an I-16 Rata on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 8 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 17 September, 1942. A LaGG-2 and a MiG-1 on 22 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 25 September, 1942. Two Bostons and two LaGG-3s on 27 September, 1942. Four Bostons and a LaGG-3 on 28 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s on 30 September, 1942. 17 victories in the West. One known victory, a B-17 20 km northwest of Fecamp on 12 March, 1943. Two Spitfires 80 km north of Caen on 4 April, 1943. Another known victory, one of many, a B-17 9 km SE of Bretigny on 16 August, 1943. Back in JG-52 in the Soviet Union, he downed a P-40 on 19 April, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 22 April, 1944. Another of many multiples, 3 LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 April, 1944. Two P-39s and a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1944. A LaGG on 24 October, 1944. Two Il-2s on 26 October, 1944. Photo

Courtesy Willi Weiss

1350 Gräve, Bernhard Elder vonLt2/Vers.Verband Ob.d.LHe 111H-6 Werk # 7531 "T9 + CK" (lost 5/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 May, 1943; shot down by a Finnish fighter northwest of Ladoga. Remaining crew: Lt Dietrich Decker, Observer (KIA); Uffz August Schwarz, Mech (KIA); Ofw Georg Stadler, 2nd Mech (WIA) and Ogefr Günter Berz, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: This incident was a "frindly fire" incident, as the Germans & Fins, at this time, were both co-belligerents against the Russians. The attacker was a Finnish Air Force Brewster piloted by Capt Viekko Johannes Karu, who was unable to identify the ac as German. All but one of seven in the ac were killed, an Ofw Stadler surviving. The grave location for the pilot is unknown, the following three are buried in the German War Cem. at Helsinki-Hietaniemi, Sec 39, Row 6: Lt Dietrich Ernst Decker, Gr 75; Ogefr Günther Berz, Gr 81 and Uffz August Schwarz, a Sonderführer, Gr 80. The remaining two unknown were Russians (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gräves.
1351 Gravenreuth, Ulrich Fhr. vonOblt9/4/1904315(Z)/LG-1 Bf 109E, Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3147 "L1 + BL" (lost 9/27/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hawk-75A 15 km east of Reims, 16 May, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location. His R/O, Fw Otto Reinhold. Added: KIA 27 September, 1940; sd by fighters of No.46 Sq; crashed at Gatwick airfield, Surrey, buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 478. Added: Fw Reinhold (geb 10/19/1912), bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 479 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Alternate spelling: Grafenreuth.
Cannock Chase
1352 Greb,Uffz86/JG-77Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, his 5th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. A 6th, an Il-2 on 28 July, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1942. Magnus, 11 victories. This could be Ernst Greb, later in NSGr unit.
1353 Grebenstein, ErnstUffz10/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk# 165858Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 August, 1944; Combat with a P-47, collision with Lt. Jungbelly-landing, area of Dreux. Mombeek MIA List.
1354 Gref, HansOblt2012/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 3/NJG-100 (8/43)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/28/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 26 March, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a PS-84 on the night of 4-5 July, 1943. A 2nd score (i.z.Arb.LN), two TB-3s NE of Karatshev on the night of 17-18 July, 1943. A PS-84 15 km E of Karatschev on the night of 20-21 July, 1943. A DB-3 NE of Karatschev on the night of 3-4 August, 1943. Two Soviet B-25s on the night of 6-7 August, 1943. A PS-84 58 km SW of Nevel the night of 27-28 August, 1943. A PS-84 W of Nevel the night of 7-8 September, 1943. A PS-84 SW of Nevel the night of 12-13 September, 1943. A PS-84 NW of Nevel on the night of 20-21 September, 1943. A DB-3 at Orscha the night of 16-17 October, 1943. A DB-3F NE of Vitebsk the night of 4-5 November, 1943. Victory count may be as high as 25. Magnus.
1355 Greffenius, GeorgLtErg/JG-26, 2/JG-26 (1/42 Channel)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10023 "Black 8" "SB + KW" (lost 6/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires N of Dunkirk. He was seen crashing into the Channel. This AC had previously been the AC of Oblt Karl August Crull. Alternate spelling: Greffinius.
1356 Gregorzewski, BrunoOgefr1/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171521 "White 12" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the St Quentin area. Source: L. Wiegels
1357 Greikowski, HeinzUffz10/StG-3 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110738 (dam 8/30/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 30 August, 1943 by enemy return fire south of Jelnja, no mention of crew injuries. Ju 87 Loss List
1358 Greiner, AugustFw2/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6225 "L1 + FK" (lost 7/1/42)Dive bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 July, 1942; shot down by flak ona Murmansk mission. His R/O, Uffz Wolfgang Ossowski, was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway. Note: SIG actually spelled the surname as "Gfeiner", I believe it was a typo, and changed to "Greiner".
1359 Greiner, Georg Hermann Hptm1/2/1920Heidenheim Brenz, Bayern514/NJG-2, II/NJG-1 (10/41 Stade), Stffüh 10 & Stfkpt 11/NJG-1 (6/44), Aufkl St NJG-1, III/NJS-1, Kdr IV/NJG-1 (11/44 to end)Bf 110C & G, He 219 & Ju 88G, Bf 110R in IV Grp, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 160127 (lost 3/5/45)
RK(7/27/44)
EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)
EP(12/26/43)
EK 1 (6/1/43) & 2 (6/25/42)
Wound Badge (3/45)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold w/"200" pendant (2/16/44)
4 bombers, all Day victories. 46 Night victories. 204 missions. A Halifax II of RAF No. 103 Sq. into the North Sea, west of Ameland, the night of 6-7 October, 1942. His 15th victory, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. Another known victory, a Halifax II 24 km NNE of Coutrai on 9 May, 1944. A "4 mot" over the Normandy Front on 11 June, 1944. A Lancaster near Brunswick on 13 August, 1944. His Radar Operator, Ofw Rolf Kissing (EK-1 (6/1/43), was KIA 17 August, 1944. His replacement was Fw Hammendörfer. A Lanc, ME 732 P, of No.61 Sq. on 23 September, 1944 piloted by F/Lt Donald E.R. Stone (KIA) and my Gunner Friend, Sgt Alfred Roy Fellows (Evaded capture). Sgt Edward Ravenhill, also a gunner, was injured and captured. All remaining crew were KIA. The ac crashed on Hoffkampweg, Almelo. Nos. 43 to 46, three Lancasters and a Halifax over Hannover on 5 January, 1945. Nos. 47 & 48, both Halifaxs at Neuss on 21 February, 1945. His last three victories, all Lancasters over Dortmund, on 3 March, 1945. On the night of 8/9 March, 1945, running low of fuel and radio failure making it impossible to locate his airfield, he bailed out of his G-4, striking his knee on the tailfin. Awarded the Wound Badge. The injury kept him out of the remainder of the war. Initially served in the Hitler Youth. Bowers/Lednicer, 50 victories. An American POW at wars end. He retired from the Bundesluftwaffe in 1972, and lived in Wangen um Allgau, still in Jan 2012, age 92. Photo
1360 Greiner, HermannLt8/8/19213/Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (redesig 3/SAGr-130 8/43)BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311025 "K6 + FL" (lost 8/10/43) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 10 August, 1943; shot down by Soviet fighters at Norskehavet, Map Quadranr 27 East/9282. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt.z.See Werner Siegmund, Observer; Uffz Hans Birkner, R/O; Ogefr Ferdinand Schmidt, Mech and Uffz Karl Baber, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Location: Norwegian Sea, 45km east of Gamvik, North Cape (Norway).Alternate spelling: Greinert (D.Drury).
1361 Greiner, WilliUffz94/JG-302 (7/44), 12/JG-301 (11/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Traunsee on 21 July, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 E of Budapest on 20 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 by Papa on 22 August, 1944. A 4th and 5th, both B-24s S of Hannover on 26 November, 1944. His 6th, a Yak-9 at Berlin on 30 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
1362 Greissinger, RolfGefr53/JG-52 (6/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-30 on 4 June, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 23 July, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 4 August, 1944. A 4th, a P-39 on 31 August, 1944. Magnus Report.
1363 Grell, Hans JürgenLt12/10/19154/KG-76Ju 88 A-1 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down by a Defiant of RAF No.264 Sq. over the Channel, south of Manston England 24 August, 1940. Remaining crew: Uffz Arthur Henneberg, Fw Martin Thomas and Uffz Alfred Wetzker. Crew disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2001 & 6/2001. Added: The crew of four were KIA, and three of the four washed ashore on the Dutch side. They were believed attacked by either a Defiant of No.264 Sq. or Hurricanes of No, 501 Sq.. The ac crashed into the English Channel, off the Kent coast, near Manston. Three of the deceased buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk BF, Row 4; pilot Grell Gr 88, observer Thomas Gr 93 and gunner Wetzker Gr 92. There is no known grave for radio operator Henneberg (D.Drury).
1364 Gremm, AntonOfw34/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5519 "White 9 + -" (lost 6/27/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 June, 1941 over Russia, cause not reported. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 south of St. Quentin, 25 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Ashford-Rye on 28 August, 1940.
1365 Gren, KurtFwVienna, Austria234/JG-1 (7/42), 2/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.), 16(Sturm)/JG-3 (7/44)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0358 "Black PI + LH" (lost 7/28/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 2134 (30% dam 8/2/42; hit obstruction on landing at Woensdrecht), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550504 (20% dam 10/24/43), Fw 190A-8/R8 Werk # 681277 Sturmjäger (lost 8/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat. 10 bombers. While in JG-1, a Gefr at the time, he was uninjured when he crashed his Wk# 0358 on takeoff at the Woensdrecht Holland airfield on 28 July, 1942, cause and his diaposition unknown (DeSwart). He was uninjured in a 2nd crash there on 2 August, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 5 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 May, 1943. Two Pe-2s N of Akhtyrka on 18 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 E of Yelnya on 30 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 S of Berniki on 1 September, 1943. Three Pe-2s NW of Yelnya on 2 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 21 October, 1943. A Yak-7 on 30 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 14th, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. Four victories on 29 July, 1944; a B-17 at Laucha, a B-17 (HSS) at Naumburg, a flak-damaged B-17 at Laucha, and a P-51 at Bad Bibra. His 18th victory, a B-24 W of Oberammergau on 3 August, 1944. His 19th, a B-17 in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. Nos. 20 & 21, both P-47s over France on 16 August, 1944. His 22nd, a B-24 at Nagykanisza Maru on 22 August, 1944. His 23rd, a B-24 E of Mariazell on 23 August, 1944, the date of his death. Magnus.
1366 Grensing, ErichUffz1/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18742 "White 13" (lost 8/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1943 during aerial combat SE of Cape Alice.
1367 Grieger, SiegfriedGefr3/NAGr-14 (France)Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200610 (lost 8/8/44)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1944 east of Le Mans, no further detail.
1368 Griesebach, Hans TheodorOblt3Stffüh 2/JG-2 (Channel0Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5383 (lost 8/26/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 August, 1940; Failed to return from a mission; shot down at Blendworth, near Portsmouth by fighters of RAF No. 43 Sq., possibly piloted by Belgian P/O Albert van den Hove d' Erstenrijck (D.Drury) Griesebach bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 E of Sedan 14 May, 1940. Nos. 2 & 3, both LeO 451s SW of Amiens on 31 May, 1940. Alternate spelling: Griesbach (per Tony Wood) and Grisebach. In a post-war interview, Oblt Griesebach claimed he downed a Hurricane before he was sd, possibly that of F/O Roy Lane of No. 43 Sq. (D.Drury).
1369 Grigoliet, W. Ofhr2(F)/122 (Ghedi 8/44)Me 410A-3 "F6 + CK" (8/44), Me 410B-3 Werk # 190159 "F6 + KK" (lost 9/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 3 September, 1944; takeoff accident at the Ghedi airfield. His R/O Uffz W. Habicht was also killed. Aufklär crew operating out of Italy, August 1944. Wiki Luft data.
1370 Grimm,Fw2/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260213 "UE + AA" (20% dam)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash 18 August, 1944; AC damaged during landing at Schönfeld on a delivery flight. The code "UE + AA" would suggest the factory numbers on a new AC. One crewman, Uffz Hans Gruber, a Gunner, was injured. Source: B.Bines.
1371 Grimm, HeinzLt4/18/1920Hornburg Sachsen274/NJG-1 (9/41), 5/NJG-2 (7/42), 11/NJG-1, 12/NJG-1 (3/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (10/43)Bf 110 (lost 7/41), Bf 110E-4 Wk # 2191 (lost 9/7/41), Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4618 dam 2/4/43; WIA & crashed at Leeuwarden due to enemy fire), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 5346 "G9 + CE"(lost 10/9/43)
RK(2/5/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
On October 9, 1943, after shooting down a bomber, his G-4 was hit by German AA fire and Grimm was seriously injured (badly burned) while bailing out. His R/O KIA. He died 13 October, 1943 in a hospital, four days later. 26 Night victories and one four-engined bomber by Day. He crashed a Bf 110 north of Franeker Holland on 7 July, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). He lost a 2nd 110, # 2191 east of Leeuwarden Holland on 7 September, 1941, cause and crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, a Whitley 35 km northwest of Terschelling on 6-7 September, 1941. A Whitley on 1 November, 1941, no location. A Hudson on 6 November, 1941, no location. A Hampden I of RAF No. 420 Sq. into the Ijsselmeer the night of 2-3 July, 1942. Another, a Lancaster at Waddenzee on 24 May, 1943. Another, a Wellington on 12 June, 1943. He, Jabs or Uffz Naumann may have downed "EL Lobo" on 4 February, 1943. A double victory on 16 August, 1943; both Wellingtons off Vlieland. Photo A post-script provided by Dom Howard, identifies the Remaining Crew on 9 October, 1943 as: Ofw Walter Czybulka and Uffz Werner Behrendt, both bailing out of the burning Bf 110. In addition, he advised confirmation that his Great Uncle, P/O C.T. Anderson, in Lanc ED702 "EA-D" of 49 Sq., was KIA w/crew 23/24 Sept., 1943 near Landau.






1372 Grimm, WolfgangLt43/JG-26 (3/43), 2/JG-27 (5/43), 1/JG-27 (8/43), II/JG-26 (3/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-4 in JG-26, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140134 (lost), Fw 190A-6 in 6 Staffel (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 April, 1944 during aerial combat in his A-6 with a P-47 of 78 or 366FG near Malmedy. Mombeek. His 1st two victories were an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 in Russia in early March 1943, while in JG-26. Later, in JG-27, a B-17 of the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943. Due to lack of fuel, he made an emergency landing next to his victim. A 2nd, a B-17 SW of Bonn on 12 August, 1943.
1373 Grinninger, KarlOfw4/ZG-26 (8/41 S.U.), 7/ZG-1Bf 110C & Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4491 "3U + EM" (lost 8/29/41) in ZG-26, Me 410A-1 Werk # 420031 in ZG-1(lost 10/10/43)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 29 August, 1941 by a MiG-3 of the 402nd Fighter Aviation Regt., flown by Major Konstantin Gruzdyev, one of the most skillful pilots in the Northwestern Zone. Pilot returned with wounds, his unnamed R/O was listed MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Shot down 10 October, 1943 in Werk # 420031, opposing the Münster raid. One crew KIA, the othe WIA; not sure the pilot disposition. His 410 crashed in Holland, exact location not given (DeSwart).
1374 Grislawski, Alfred 'Bubi'Hptm11/2/1919Wanne Eickel133 7/JG-52, 9/JG-52(10/40), 1/JGr Süd(8/43), 1/JGr-50 Instr., Stfkpt 1/JG-1(11/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-1, Stfkpt 11/JG-53 (9/44 Reich Def) Bf 109F-4 "Yel 9 & 8" in 9/JG-52, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140066 "White 10 in JGr-50 (9/43), Fw 190A-7y Werk # 430167 "Wh 1" (lost 1/24/44), & Wk # 430965 "White 9" in 1/JG-1(lost 1/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462649 "Blk 6 + I" (lost 9/26/44; WIA, combat w/enemy fighters near Münster, bailed safely)
RK(7/1/42)
EL(4/11/44)
EP(5/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
18 Bombers. 800 combat missions. 109 victories in the East. Barbarossa pilot, serving in the famous 9/JG-52 with Graf, Süss, and Füllgrabe. His first victory came on 1 September, 1941, at which time he had already flown 240 missions! On 23 October, 1941, on a transfer flight to the Crimea, he suffered engine failure in F-4 Wk# 7038 "Yellow 8", and belly landed safely. On 5 November, 1942, after downing 4 Il-2s, he was shot down in G-2 Wk# 13909, belly landing safely. Downed in Fw 190A-7y #430167 "Wh 1" 1/24/44 near Baske. Fw 190A-7 "White 9" was Wk # 430965, January, 1944. An I-16 Rata, a Boston III and an Il-2 on 5 December, 1942. Three MiG-1s and an I-16 Rata on 12 December, 1942. His 100th victory, a Soviet LaGG on 27 April, 1943. Another known victory, a B-17 at Mannheim on 17 August, 1943. A B-17 S of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943, while in JGr-50. His 125th, a P-51 on 22 April, 1944, no location. His 131st & 132nd, both B-17s at Templin-Berlin on 12 September, 1944. His 133rd, a P-38 S of Dülmen on 26 September, 1944. Same day, downed in G-14 #462649 "Blk 6" by a P-51. Deceased 9/19/2003. Photos


Grislawski poses at Wiesbaden 1943
1375 Grisslich, HubertOblt5/29/191349/ZG-26Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3640 "3U + GT" (lost 10/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 7 October, 1940 after being shot down off Weymouth. Pilot rescued from the sea, unhurt. His gunner, Uffz Ludwig Obermeier, also POW & seriously WIA (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury). His first victory, a Hurricane over England on 18 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 3 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1940, no location. Deceased 24 December, 2000.
1376 Gröber, ReinholdFw33/JG-53 (7/43 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18896 (or 18696; 109 Loss List) "Yellow 11" (lost 8/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 August, 1943 during aerial combat south of Cape Vaticano, over the sea. One known victory, in Sicily, his 1st, a Spitfire 5 km east of Madina on 4 July, 1943. His 2nd & 3rd victories, both Spitfires on 9 May, 1944 over Italy.
1377 Groeben, Horst von derOblt2/5/1916Freiburg Stab III/KG-2 (4/40), 8/KG-2 (8/40) Do 17Z-3 Werk # Unk "U5 + BD" (interned & ret'd 6/28/40), Do17Z Werk # Unk "U5 + DS" (lost 8/13/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes above Whitstable Kent during a London raid. Buried in a collective grave with Gerhard Müller, CC, 9/8/49. Interned in Birsfelden Switzerland 21 April, 1940 after making an emergency landing due to an equipment failure; repatriated 28 June, 1940, flying with Uffz Waldemar Schweinoch this date (Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries).
1378 Groen, JohannUffz7(F)/LG-2Do 17P-1 (lost)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW-WIA 16 May, 1940 after being shot down by French fighters of GC III/1 & GC I/4. Groen made a successful force landing at Magrette Holland, where the crew were taken prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): Fw August Schenkelberg, Obs and Gefr Herman Reiche, R/O. Groen & Schenkelberg were returned to Germany after the French capitulated. Source: Wings to Victory
1379 Grollmus, HelmutOblt1/8/1918Lissa Westpreussen75Erg/JG-54 (1/42 S.U.), II/JG-54, 2/JG-54 (1/43 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (6/44)Bf 109G-2, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470075 "White 11" (lost 6/19/44)
RK(10/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 June, 1944, by Soviet fighters south of Vilipuri, Finland, in Werk# 470075. Killed by ground fire after he parachuted. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 SW of Mal Mischka on 28 January, 1942. A double, two MiG-3s on 23 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-7B and two Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1943. A DB-3F and a LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1943. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1943. An La-5 SW of Oster on 7 October, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 13 October, 1943. Two La-5s and an Il-2 W of Kornin on 29 November, 1943. An La-5 and an Il-2 on 24 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 7 April, 1944. Two Il-2s on 17 June, 1944. His last victories, two P-39s and four Il-2s, before being killed, 19 June, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories. Alternate spelling: Grollmuss.
1380 Grolms, BrunoUffzII/JG-26 (joins 5/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171638 "Black 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1944 when he was shot down by light flak at Dreux.
1381 Gromotka, FritzLt6/2/1915Kronschkow, Poland281/JG-27 (11/41), 6/JG-27 (6/41 S.U., 5/42 Tmimi Libya), Stfkpt 9/JG-27 (3/44 Greece)Bf 109E-3 "Yellow 10" (1940), Bf 109E-8 Werk # 4890 "Yellow 2" (lost 6/25/41-MIA), Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 8" & Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8548 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 5/31/42 @ Amut, combat w./Brit P-40s) in 6 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1" in Greece
RK(1/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EP(1/19/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) on 25 June, 1941 after being shot down near Minsk; returned OK. With JG-27 the entire war except for interruptions caused by injuries and fighter training schools. Had to bail out five times. 438 combat missions. 9 bombers. His first known Soviet victory, two DB-3s on 25 June, 1941. One known Desert victory, a Hurricane of RAF No. 208 Sq. near Tobruk on 29 November, 1941. 2 victories in the East. His 15th victory, a Beaufighter west southwest of Karpathos Greece, 10 November, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 NW of Neusiedler on 12 April, 1944. His 25th, a P-47 NE of Lisieux on 10 June, 1944. His 26th, a P-47 at Stadt Gr. Paris on 12 June, 1944. A 27th, a Typhoon S of Evreux on 17 August, 1944. A 28th, a P-47 at Mantes-Meulan on 19 August, 1944. Deceased 2 November, 1979. Photo
1382 Grond, PaulUffz1/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109E (lost 6/40), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 167232 (lost 8/22/44)Wound Badge(6/6/40)
Pilot Badge
MIA 22 August, 1944 at Husi/Foscani while on a transfer flight. French POW (briefly) 6 June, 1940 when he had to make a force landing on a transfer flight from Wiesbaden to Charleville. Source: Jochen Prien
1383 Gröne, JosefOblt12/1/1918Essen14/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 12/JG-54, Tech Offz Stab/JG-54Bf 109F in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410077 "Blk <0" (2/44 crashed Lake Swiblo), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 411260
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 13 April, 1944 over Dorpat S.U.. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 25 August, 1942.
1384 Gröning, HansOfw11/ZG-76 (12/39), 3/ZG-76 (8/40), III/ZG-76 (12/40)Bf 110C, Bf 110D (lost 8/15/40), Bf 110D (lost 12/13/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down 15 August, 1940 during aerial combat over the North Sea off the Norwegian coast. Pilot and crew rescued. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hahn, Observer. Lost a second Bf 110D on 13 December, 1940 as a result of an aerial collision at Kjevik Norway, pilot and Ogefr Hahn disposition unknown (Source: SIG Norway). His first know victory, a Wellington east of Langeoog, 18 December, 1939, a Fw at the time. Alternate spelling: Groening (SIG Norway).
1385 Gross, AdolfFw1/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4064 (lost 8/21/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 21 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4964, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
1386 Gross, AlfredLt4/10/1919Alt Placht Mark, Brandenburg52Fighter Instructor, 5/JG-54 (10/43), 8/JG-54 (5/44), II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171569 "Green 4" (lost 9/44)
RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/44)
EP(4/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
An experienced Staffel leader, he was brought from III/JG-54 in July, 1944, by Emil Lang, to serve as his wingman. On 3 September, 1944, he was shot down in "Green 4" by an unseen Spitfire and was badly wounded. Lang was killed. He never returned to JG-26. 175 missions. 39 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-9 SSE of Gorostaipol on 5 October, 1943. A P-40 and two La-5s on 7 October, 1943. A P-40 E of Strakholesye on 11 October, 1943. Two Il-2s a Yak 7 and a Yak-9 on 21 October, 1943. A Yak-7 and a Yak-9 on 3 November, 1943. Two Yak-7s on 19 March, 1944. Two Yak-9s, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 22 March, 1944. An La-5 on 2 April, 1944. A P-38 SE of Oschersleben on 19 May, 1944 (Perry Claims). One victory in JG-26. A double victory on 12 June, 1944; two P-47s at Bernay. Another double victory, a P-47 NW of Evreux and a Spitfire at Conches on 5 July, 1944. A P-47 NE of Paris on 6 July, 1944. A P-51 at Evreux-Conches on 17 July, 1944. Deceased 19 August, 1947 in Tönning/Schleswig-Holstein of TB of the Peritoneum.
1387 Gross, HelmutUffz1II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 8/JG-26Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171565 "Blue 5" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 4FG at Hoxfeld-Borken. His one victory, a P-38 of 474FG at Chartres, in the St Quentin area, on 23 August, 1944.
1388 Grosse-Wortmann, AugustLt4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550218 "??" (lost 8/29/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at the Augusta harbor 29 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1389 Grosse, Egon Fw283/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12731 "Brown 9" (lost 1/13/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/27/42 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(1/13/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 13 January, 1942 after making a force landing near Morino, near Staraya due to bad weather, and died of his injuries later the same day. Magnus. First known Soviet victories, both DB-3s on 22 June, 1941. An I-61 on 30 August, 1941. A DB-3 on 31 August, 1941. A 5th, an I-61 on 8 September, 1941. A 6th, an I-61 on 20 September, 1941. A 7th, an I-61 on 24 September, 1941. An I-61 on 4 October, 1941. A "BSch" on 14 October, 1941. An I-61 on 17 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 23 October, 1941. A DB-3 on 25 October, 1941. An I-61 and a Pe-2 on 29 October, 1941. Three I-61s on 14 November, 1941. Two I-61s on 4 December, 1941.
1390 Grosse, OttoFwII/SG-101 (Otrokovice)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 131104 "White 10" (lost 8/15/44)Student pilotKIFA 15 August, 1944; crashed at Otrokovice CZ due to pilot error.
1391 Grosse, WilliOfw73/JG-52 (8/40), Stab/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109E, F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim over England on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane 10 km S of Ashford on 31 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 21 September, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, both LaGG-3s on 4 October, 1942. A 4th, a P-39 on 6 May, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG on 27 May, 1943.
1392 Grossfuss, Detlef Oblt11/24/1919Friedrichsort/Kiel202/JG-2 (8/43 St Andre), 11/JG-2 (12/43), Stab I/JG-2 (2/44), 9/JG-2 (7/44)Fw 190A-6 "Black 6" in JG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (10/1/44)
EP (3/3/44)


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 July, 1944 at St Andre during aerial combat with P-47s (Boiten). One known double victory, both Halifax; one 1 km NNW of Verneuil, the other by Beaune on 12 August, 1943. A triple victory on 16 August, 1943; a Halifax 3 km SSW of Rugles, a Lancaster 3 km SE of Orbec-en-Auge and a 2nd Lancaster 500m S of Houlgate. A "4 mot Flzg" 25 km N of Ornemündung on 17 August, 1943. A B-24 on 30 December 1943. A P-47 on 21 January, 1944. A Dragonfly 12 km NW of Nettuno on 29 February, 1944. A B-24 5 km W of Tarquinia airfield on 3 March, 1944. Two B-26s at Charleville on 7 May, 1944. A P-47 SW of Evreux on 5 July, 1944. Magnus.


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29 February 1944,: From the 2. Staffel, Lt. Detlef Grossfus claimed a 'Dragonfly' (the Germans’ generic name for Allied artillery spotters, in this case an Auster of 'C' Flight, 655 Sqd, flown by Capt. A.G. Dick). (Source ghostbombders.com)
1393 Grossmann, WilfriedGefrJGr-Ost (5/43 France), 9/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5756 (40% dam 5/21/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18672 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 8/12/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 August, 1943; emergency landing 4km SW of Capua due to engine damage. Injured 21 May, 1943 while making an emergency landing near Fonteney le Comte due to engine trouble.
1394 Groth, Erich Max GrotzeMaj1/4/1907Wesermünde152/JGr-102 (39), Stfkpt 2/ZG-2, Kdr II/ZG-76 (8/40 Abbeville-Drucat), Kdr ZG-76 (8/41 S.U.)Bf 110D-1 "M8 + TC", Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3863 "M8 + KC" (lost 8/12/41)
RK(10/1/40)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 12 August, 1941 in Wk# 3863 by Kirkenes, at Fodalen, Al Buskerud, near Stavanger Norway, during instrument flying in bad weather. His R/O, Ofw Herbert Muche, was also killed in the crash. Poland Campaign (ZG-2). One known victory, his 1st, a Curtis Hawk at Weissenburg on 25 September, 1939. A Fesselballon near Weissenburg, 7 November, 1939. Another known victory, a Morane 406, 11 May, 1940. On 17 May, 1940, he downed two Hawk-75as, no location given. His 8th victory, a Spitfire in the Calais area on 23 May, 1940. Nos.9, 10 & 11, a Hurricane and two Spitfires near Aldershot on 30 August, 1940. Nos.12 to 15, all Spitfires S of London on 4 September, 1940. Channel pilot. Magnus, 13 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. AKA Walter Groth (SIG Norway).
1395 Groth, WalterMajKdr ZG-76 (S.U.)Bf 110 Werk # 3863 "M8 + TC" (lost 8/12/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1941 at Kirkenes, cause unknown. Source: A. Mebius.
1396 Grothaus,Fhr19/JG-300Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 SE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944.
1397 Grötzsch, FriedrichFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140715 "M2 + CK" (lost 8/5/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew 5 August, 1942; crashed into the sea off Carmarthenshire, cause unknown, the remaining crewman was KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1398 Gruber,Lt22/NAGr-5 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 10 August, 1944. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 14 September, 1944.
1399 Gruber, AntonLt19215/Schl.G-1 (6/43 S.U.) Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670052 (lost 6/17/43), Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670253 (lost 8/19/43) Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1942 due to AA fire, lost Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 41863. WIA 17 June, 1943 in Wk# 670052 due to flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 86589. Alternate spelling: Grubert.
1400 Grüber, HeinzFw511/JG-2 (Hi Alt Sq 5/42 Channel), 5/JG-53 (8/43; 5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14073 (dam 7/31/42) , Bf 109G-6/R1 Werk # 163715 "Black 11 + -" (dam 5/14/44; injured, takeoff accident Biblis), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780665 "Black 10 + -" (dam 11/18/44; WIA, combat w/P-51 and a P-47 at the Echterdingen airfield)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first, a Spitfire on 30 July, 1942, while serving in 11/JG-2. The next day, 31 July, 1942, he was Rudi Pflanzs wingman when Rudi was KIA by Spitfires high over Abbeville. The wreckage impacted the sand dunes south of Berck-sur-Mer. Heinz was also shot down with wounds this date, by the same Spitfires, near Le Touquet-Etaples airfield. Then assigned to JG-53, his 2nd victory, a P-38 off Ventotene, 30 August, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 20 km S of Marburg on 7 January, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at PfalzerWald on 29 September, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 at Rastatt on 17 November, 1944.

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