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1401 Beise, GüntherHptm191213/JG-77 (10/40), JGr-Ost (5/42), Kdr I/JG-1 (9/42-43), Kdr II/JG-11 (4/43)Bf 109E, F & G in JGr-Ost, Bf 109E in JG-1, Bf 109G in II/JG-11 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim S of Folkestone on 10 October, 1940, an Oblt at the time. Replaced Stolte as Kdr I/JG-1 in Sept. 1942. Another source, Wings Pallette-Pilots, indicates 2 victories.
1402 Beisiegel, GeorgOblt12/11/19133(F)/123 (Langendiebach) Do 17P-1 "4U + IL" (lost 4/8/40) Observer Operational Clasp Killed during an observation mission near Niederrodenbach on 8 April, 1940. He either accidentally struck the ground or an obstacle. His Obs, Ogefr Johann Schadl was also killed.
1403 Beissel, Egon Graf vonLt9/7/1920Gymnich65/JG-77 (4/43; 8/43 Italy), 4/JG-77 (7/43)Bf 109G (Trop) Werk # 18768 "Red 5 + -" (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1943 during aerial combat north of Vibo-Valentia. One known Desert victory, his 1st, a P-40 on 29 April, 1943. His 2nd, now in Sicily, a P-40 35 km south southwest of Sciacca on 2 July, 1943. His 3rd, a P-40 50 km southwest of Sciacca on 8 July, 1943. His 4th, a P-40 30 km northwest of Trapani on 9 July, 1943. His 5th, a P-40 60 km southwest of Marsala on 10 July, 1943. His 6th, a B-24D 15 km south southeast of Palazzo San Gervasio on 16 July, 1943. Magnus Report, 8 victories.
1404 Beissert, BrunoUffzErg.St/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0182 "4D + AA" (lost 4/13/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 April, 1942; failed to return from a mission over the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): ogefr Günter Baumann, Observer; Ogefr Hans Müser, R/O and Gefr Rudolf Rose, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1405 Beissner,Uffz11/ZG-1Ju 88C-6
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 3 km SW of Rinteln on 10 October, 1943.
1406 Beisswenger, Hans 'Beisser'Oblt11/8/1916Mittelfischbach, Württemberg152II/JG-54, Stafkpt 6/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6775 "Yellow 4 + -" (40% dam 7/12/41) in 6/JG-54, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14236 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 3/6/43)
RK(5/9/42)
EL(9/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/41), EP(7/30/41),

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 6 March, 1943, in Werk# 14236, after combat with 10 Soviet fighters near Staraja, Soviet Union. Last seen near Lake Ilmen at low altitude with slowly rotating airscrew. Crashed his F-2 near Sebesja on 12 July, 1941 due to engine damage; pilt & ac recovered. His first victory was against a Yugoslav Hurricane. Over 500 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 11 May, 1942. A triple on 13 May, 1942; a P-40 and two MiG-3s. Another triple on 6 August, 1942; a Pe-2 ESE of Tschatsk, and two Yak-1s E of Subzoff. A LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s and an La-5 on 30 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a P-39 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and three Yak-1s on 5 March, 1943. His last two victories before his death, same day, two LaGG-3s on 6 March, 1943. Alt spelling Beißwenger
1407 Beiter, OttoFw12/13/1913Waldsee4/ZG-1Bf 110C Werk # unk (lost 6/8/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1940; sd by Swiss Bf 109's of Fl.Kp. of 6, 15 & 21, following an incursion into Swiss airspace. He was attacked close to the Swiss-French border and crashed at Friesen France. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Robert Hink, was taken prisoner. Beiter buried in the German War Cem. at Cernay (Fr), Blk 9, Row 4, Gr 69. Battle of France, 1940. Source: Wings Palette-Pilots & D.Drury).
1408 Beitz, GerhardUffz2Erg/JG-53, 9/JG-53 (3/42 Comiso)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8670 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 5/18/42) EK 2(3/9/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 May, 1942 after aerial combat and bailing safely into British hands 10 km south of Marsa Scirocco. One known victory, his first, a Hurricane over Malta on 9 March, 1942. It was for this victory on his 21st mission that he received his EK 2, same day (Prien). His 2nd, a Spitfire over Malta on 18 May, 1942, shortly before he too, was shot down at sea and captured, after being rescued by an RAF rescue craft. An article on the Luft. Pilot Discussion Bd. suggests Beitz was also in JG-4.
1409 Beitz, HelmutLt1 2/JG-2, Stab/JG-2 (7/43), 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (9/43) Bf 109E & F-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410199 (80% dam 7/2/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550515 (lost 9/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 29 September, 1943 at Les Mureaux, cause not given. Injured 2 July, 1943 when he flew into the ground at the Evreux airfield. One known victory, a B-17 on 16 September, 1943.
1410 Beitzke, RolfHptm9/19/1913Elberfeld2/Kü.Fl.Gr.- 606 (Atlantic)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8219 "7T + BK" (lost 5/19/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 19 May, 1941 off Falmouth after being hit by flak while on a sortie to Ireland (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew: Uffz Erwin Meyer, R/O (MIA); Uffz Mex Adam, Mech (MIA) and Fw Richard Pape, Gnr (KIA). No known graves. (Blitz T & N via D.Drury).
1411 Beiwel, HerbertLtKü.Fl.Gr. 606 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1400 "7T + EK" (lost 12/28/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA at Marsala 28 December, 1941, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
1412 Bejczy, JozsefObltHungary65/2 Ftr. Sq. (1/43), Kdr 101/3 Ftr. Sq. "Puma" (7/44)R.2000 Heja "V + 440", Bf 109G-6 "V8 + 16" (7/44)
Signum Laudis
Hungarian Knights Cross w/Swords

EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
100+ missions; KIA 4 November, 1944 (H. Breuer)

Bejczy's Medals
1413 Bek,Lt113(Z)/LG-1Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Morane 406 20 km south of Amiens, 25 May, 1940.
1414 Bekar, HugoUffz1/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5931 "S7 + EH" (lost 7/15/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 15 July, 1942; crashed after being hit by flak at El Alamein. Ju 87 Loss List
1415 Beland, KurtLt2(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430818 "T5 + DK" (lost 8/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans von Arnim and two other unnamed crew at Karbadinka Inlet 26 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1416 Belavari, PalLtHungary101/3 Fighter Sq. ("Puma") Bf 109G-6 Werk # 95417 "V.8 + 47" (8/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 10/12/44) Hungarian Pilot Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 October, 1944 when his ac was sd by P-51's as he approached Veszprem airfield, ac details not given. Earlier, he had performed a test flight in Werk # 95417, a Hungarian-built 109 prior to delivery to the Royal Hungarian Air Force (D.Drury).
1417 Belenseifer, WilhelmLtSG-152 Fw 190G-3 Werk # 670912 (lost 3/14/44) Assault Operational ClaspKIC 14 March, 1944; the ac reported crashed Bedihost, CZ., cause believed to be a technical failure (F.Braun).
1418 Belewski,Ofhr18/JG-3 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a LaGG-3 E of Starobelsk on 10 June, 1943.
1419 Beling, BrunoOfwFFS B 17 (Blindschule)Bv 138B-1 Werk # 2012 (lost)KIC 27 October, 1943 on an examination flight when his float struck a concrete pile and the Bv 138 crashed on top of the Police Headquarters. Remaining crew: Uffz Götz(KIC), R/O and Ogefr Heeg(Injured), Mechanic. Also on board were students Fw Sippel(KIC) and Fw Fischer(Injured). Jager Blatt 4/2004.
1420 Beling, ErwinOfw1/10/1915UnkUnkEP (11/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Unidentified Operational Clasp
Vermeer EP Awards List
1421 Belitz, HeinzFw1(H)/31Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1422 Belke, HelmutFw1(H)/10Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1423 Bell,Uffz17/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (n.L.) 20 km SW of Aschaffenburg on 14 October, 1943.
1424 Bell,Lt1Aufkl. Staffel "Kaatsch"Bf 109G-6/R3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, an Auster III 3 km SW of Charmes on 12 September, 1944.
1425 Bell, Lt32/JGr-200Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 (HSS) at Manosque on 12 July, 1944. His 2nd, an Auster III just N of Tessains on 3 September, 1944. His 3rd, another Auster III 5 km SE of Besancon on 7 September, 1944. This may be one of the other Bells recorded.
1426 Bell, HansFw9/25/192055/JG-2Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462287 (lost 12/26/44), Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/24/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 March, 1945 in the Hessen area, no further detail. WIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s at Rheinbach, bailed safely with injuries.
1427 Bell, KurtLt5/14/19207JG-101 (3/44), 15/JG-54 (12/44), III/EJG-2 (3/45), II/JG-7, JV-44Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10782 (lost), Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 6" (lost), Me 262A-1a #110926 "White 10"
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in his G-2 by Mont de Marsan on 5 March, 1944. Was injured in a crash landing in his A-8 after taking a flak hit near Düsseldorf on 24 December, 1944. One known victory, a P-38 at Hohe Venn on 17 December, 1944. One known Me 262 victory, a P-38 on 21 March, 1945. Deceased 10 April, 2002.
1428 Bellagambi, MarioCapt9/14/1915 Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (36-43) 14 24o Gruppo, 362a Sq., 6o Gruppo 32a Sq., 24o Gruppo "Autonomo C.T."., 354a Sq., Kdr 364a Sq., 150o Gruppo Autonomo (6/43); Kdr 2a Sq"Magaldi", 2o Gruppo(7/44 Cascina Vaga), Kdr 5a Sq., ANR (43-45) CR.32 & 42, G.50, MC.200 & 202, Bf 109G-4, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18391 "White 1" (6/43), Bf 109G-10 & 14 It. Medal for Valor in Silver, It. Order of the Crown, It. War Merit Cross
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Served in Spain, Albania, Africa & Italy. 105+ Combat Missions. Deceased 25 July, 2001 (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
1429 Bellaire, ErnstObltII/JG-2 (7/44), Stab III/JG-54 (12/44)Ju 88 Werk # Unk (dam 7/25/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210016 "TS+SP" "Black 3" (lost 12/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 December, 1944 in aerial combat with Tempests of RAF No. 56 Sq. (New Zealand) west of Rheine (Kockrlwiek). He was the wingman for Kdr Weiss, who was also killed this same day by the same Tempests. Fritz Ungar was the only survivor...and thus, witness to the carnage of III/JG-54 on "Black Day". He successfully belly landed the Ju 88 which belonged to JG-2 on 25 July, 1944, no further detail (LOCS).
1430 Bellenzier, Aldo1/LtRegia Aeronautica ItalianaUnk (Malta)Cant, Z.501 (lost 1/25/41)POW 25 January, 1941; he was somehow tricked into making a night landing on the Island of Comino, and taken prisoner. His crewmen, Francesco Bellomia and Luigi Castelanni, were also taken prisoner. (Italian Losses Over Malta)
1431 Beller,Lt1Stab/NAGr-1Bf 110, Fw 189A EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 SE of Krivoi Rog on 20 December, 1943.
1432 Belling, RüdigerLt52(J)/LG-2 (2/41), 1/JG-77 (Tunisia 4/43)Bf 109E in LG-2, Bf 109F in July, 1942, Bf 109G-6 Werk# 16485 "White 9" (lost 4/16/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 April, 1943; Combat with a Spitfire, 20 km northwest of Cap Bon. Mombeek MIA List. His first victory, a Spitfire at Cape Blanc Nez on 11 February, 1941, and Uffz at the time. A 2nd, a Spitfire over Malta on 31 July, 1942. A 3rd, another Spitfire over Malta on 10 August, 1942. A 4th, a Spitfire V over Malta on 14 October, 1942. A 5th, a Spitfire on 3 November, 1942 in Africa.
1433 Bellinghausen, TheodorHptm84/NJG-100 (3/44), Kdr Stab I/NJG-100 (5/44)Ju 88C-6, Fw 189A-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold910/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3F the night of 25-26 February, 1944. Five PS-84s the night of 9-10 March, 1944. A 7th, a DB-3 the night of 26-27 March, 1944.
1434 Bellmacher, KurtOgefr1/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/2/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 2 August, 1940; his ac stalled at crashed at Ernes airfield, SE of Caen. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Mathias Luckas, was also KIC. No burial detail found (D.Drury).
1435 Bellmann, FritzOfwI/Schl.G-2Fw 190F-3 Werk # 424030 (lost 7/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 11 July, 1943 at Ladispoli (Med.) due to a servicing error.
1436 Bellmann, RudolfUffzII/JG-26 (joins 3/45), 6/JG-26Fw 190D-9 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 22 April, 1945 in his D-9 after being hit by ground fire , crashing at Buchholz.
1437 Bellof, LudwigOfw3/28/1916Langen, Hessen1/NSGr-3 (Night Assault Sq.)Ar 66, Ju 87 & Fw 190F
RK(1/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/10/44)
EP(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
800 missions, mostly at night. Deceased 1 October, 1966 in Hamm (Westphalia). The Bowers/Lednicer Ace Pilot list identifies a ??? Bellof with 25 victories. This is the only Bellof known to me.
1438 Bellrath,Lt17/NJG-4Bf 110C EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hampden 6 km north of Kleve on 28 August, 1942.
1439 Bellstedt, AlbrechtOblt2/18/1922Bremen112/ZG-1 (4/43), 14(Z)/KG-40 (6/43), Stfkpt 14(Z)/KG-40 (11/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (8/44) Ju 88C-6 in KG-40, Bf 110E, F & G in ZG-1, Fw 190A-8/R6, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206037 (lost 10/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 21 October, 1944 during aerial combat with an Allied fighter at Steimel, crashing at Montabaur, buried Neuwied, Germany. One known victory, a Whitley V at the Bay of Biscay on 17 April, 1943. Another, a Whitley V on 17 May, 1943. A 3rd, a DC-3 on 1 June, 1943. A Beaufighter on 3 June, 1943. A 5th, an "unidentified" AC on 18 July, 1943. Two Wellingtons and a Halifax on 15 August, 1943, bringing his known total to 8 victories. A 9th, a B-24 on 18 August, 1943. A 10th, a Sunderland on 10 November, 1943. An 11th, a Mosquito at Biscay on 11 April, 1944. Magnus.
1440 Bellvied, GüntherLtIII/NJG-4Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3599 (95% dam 8/29/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1942 near St Quentin due to enemy fire. His unnamed gunner WIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1441 Below, FriedrichOblt2/28/19179 7/JG-53 (7/40 Channel; 4/41 Maldeghem), Stab III/JG-53 (4/42) Bf 109E-1 (lost 7/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1209 (lost 12/1/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6695 (lost 4/25/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6694 "White 3 + I" (40% dam 9/19/41 S.U.), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8791 "Black <2 + I" (90% dam 5/24/42 Sicily)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/28/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 24 May, 1942. Magnus. Injured in a crash on 28 July, 1940 making a force landing shortly after takeoff due to engine failure (Prien). Ditched in the Channel outside Boulogne on 1 December, 1940 after suffering engine damage during aerial combat, no report of injuries (Prien). He was known to have force-landed his F-2, WK# 6695, due to fuel shortage at Maldeghem on 25 April, 1941, without injury (Prien). Oblt Below made another force landing with wounds in a Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6694 near the Konotop S.U. airfield after aerial combat on 19 September, 1941 (Prien). One known Soviet victory, an unnamed AC on 26 July, 1941 (Prien). His 9th victory was a P-40 over Malta on 25 April, 1942.
1442 Belser, HelmutHptm12/23/1915Stuttgart362/JG-53 (7/41), 6/JG-53 (12/41), Stfkpt in 8/JG-53 (3/42 Africa)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10278 "Black 1 + I" (lost)
RK(9/6/42 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)
EP(5/11/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 19 June, 1942 during take-off from Castel Benito AP, near Tripoli, when his "Black 1" undercarriage became caught in a sand trap. In the ensuing crash, he was fatally (burned to death) injured. 24 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/4 on 24 July, 1941. One known Desert victory, a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Fulmar on 19 January, 1942. A Fleet Air Arm Swordfish or Albacore on 27 January, 1942. A P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh vicinity on 30 May, 1942. A P-40 SW of Fort Acroma on 31 May, 1942. Two more P-40s on 3 June, 1942. A P-40 5 km SW of El Adem on 7 June, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo
1443 Belusa, K.Lt9/KG-100Do 217K-3 Werk # 4703 (dam 12/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspBelusa accidentally crashed this ac during a flyby at Eggebek on 11 December, 1943; two crew killed an two injured, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
1444 Belz, AlfredLt33/JG-106 (2/44), Stab II/JG-27 (8/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 W of Hexheim on 25 February, 1944. A double victory on 24 August, 1944; a B-24 at Wittingan/Moravia and a P-51 S of Budweis/Böhmen.
1445 Belz, JosefMaj9/28/1909Kindelsdorf KGr.z.b.V-500 (12/42), Stfkpt 7/Erg.TG (8/43-6/44), 2/KG-200 (11/44) Ju 52, Ar 232, Fw 200, Ju 188, He 111 Werk # Unk (lost 11/2/44)
RK (12/23/42)
EP (1/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944, cause unknown. His ac crashed 3km east of the Gross Schiemann airfield, near Ortelsburg (Traces of War & LOCS).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Ar 232 A-101

The first and only unit fully equipped with Ar 232 was the 7./Erg.TG. (Supplementary transport squadron). Their formation, in Schönwalde near Berlin, was apparently ordered as early as June 1943, probably on the 15th. The first squadron commander, Walter Meltzer (Knights Cross) from III./TG 1, had been appointed, but together with the group commander the l./Erg.TG., Major Kurt Wendorff, in a test flight with the Ar 232 A-03, VD + YC, he was fatally injured in Schönwalde along with Oblt. Helmut Jardon, Offz.z.b.V., Ofw. Albert Klenk, Bordmechaniker, and Uffz. Heinrich Gräf, Bordfunker, all of the 7./Erg.TG. Meltzer's successor was Major Josef Belz. While he and a few other members of the squadron, including Ofw. Max Limbrecht, had already been instructed in the new pattern at the factory, it was not until December 1943 that the A-02 aircraft in Schönwalde could be deployed. That same month, the squadron was relocated to Eger. There it received three more machines in January (A-06, A-09 and B-06) and another two in February 1944. The last two should have been at least one more B, most likely the B-05.

1446 Belz, KurtUffz4/NJG-3Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3556 "D5 + CM" (lost 6/26/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 June, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported. His unnamed gunner also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1447 Belzer, JakobOfwFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Belzer is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
1448 Benati, AmedeoUffz Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 1077a, 79a, 3a ANRCR.42, MC.200,MC.205V, Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "probable", a P-38 of 1FG on 2 April, 1944, SW of Zagreb (F.Braun).
1449 Bencetic, LjudevitHptm12/26/1910Zagreb, Croatia1610 or 11 Sq./Kroat 4th Ftr Grp(9/41 Ukraine), 15(Kroat)/JG-52, Stfkpt 3/Kro JGr-1 (12/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # Unk (dam 10/1/41), Bf 109G-2 "Blk 5"(7/12/42, dam cmbt w/LaGG-3's over Sea of Azov), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13489 "Blk 9" (75% dam, blown tire on t/o from Mariupol West af, pilot OK), Bf 109G-2 "Yel 12"(5/43), Bf 109G-10 Wk# 2122 "Blk 22"(4/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 1980 (H. Breuer). Added: Pilot OK after ramming another E-7 of Ofw Korbelik, while taxying at Lemberg airfield on 1 October, 1941 (Wings of Serbia).
1450 Benda, Franz vonObstlt1904Kdr III/KG-76 (5/41), Kdr LG-1 (2/42)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8610 "L1 + BA" (lost 12/2/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 2 December, 1942 when his Ju 88 was attacked over northern Cyrenaica by an RAF fighter of No. 73 Sq. as he was on a special mission to Tobruk. He was acting as Observer this date. The ac was piloted by Hptm Erwin Sy, also KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1451 Bender,Oblt27/NJG-101Bf 110C, D & E
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax on 17 April, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" SW of Munich on 7 September, 1943. This is most likely Jakob Bender.
1452 Bender, EckhardtLtII/StG-2Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1453 Bender, EmilLt6/KG-51 (8/40), III/ZG-1 (11/42)Ju 88A-1(lost), Ju 88A-4, Me 210 Werk # 2293 "BN + CR" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 13 November, 1942 in his Me 210 after being shot down near Bougie. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Schick, R/O-Gunner. Ditched with injuries in his A-1 in the Channel off Cherbourg on 25 August, 1940. Remaining crew (WIA): Sdfhr Hellmuth Grosse. Wounded a 2nd time in his A-4 by enemy fire on 17 March, 1942. There may be some confusion between this Emil Bender and the other Emil Bender. Jager Blatt 6/2004. This one most likely in ZG-1 ONLY!
1454 Bender, EmilUffz7/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2174 "9K + IR" (lost 9/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 27 September, 1940; crashed at Pussay, near Etampes, possibly due to a collision with Ju 88A-1 Wk# 6153, piloted by Fw Brunningsen (KIC w/unnamed crew) (Ju 88 Loss List). There may be some confusion between this Emil Bender and the one in ZG-1 per a Jager Blatt 6/2004 article. Its more likely this Emil was the one in 6/KG-51.
1455 Bender, Erwin Erich?Lt8/JG-1Fw 190A8 Werk # 490032 "Blue 11" (lost 1/19/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA March/April 1945 at Rostock-Warnemünde, no cause given. Buried Rostock-Warnemünde Alter Friedhof, Block K, Grave 72. WIA 19 January, 1945 during aerial combat in the Insterburg area; bailed safely.
1456 Bender, Hans WilhelmOfw3/20/1916OberschefflenzII/KG-153 (39), 5/KG-3 (9/41)Ju 88A=-5 Werk # 4406 "5K + EN" (flak dam 7/27/41)
RK(9/8/41)

Wound Badge(7/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
WIA 27 July, 1941 when Soviet flak hit the cockpit, killing Obs Oblt Rudolf Guhl and R/O Ofw Karl Fischer. Bender, although wounded was able to make a successful wheels up landing at Orsha. 125 combat missions. Deceased 20 January, 1992, Mosbach.
1457 Bender, HeinrichLt10/28/1921JFS-3 (Neubiberg)Trainer Aircraft ? (lost 9/25/42)Student Pilot ?KIFA 25 September, 1942 800m south of the Neubiberg airfield, no cause reported, buried Erndtebrück.
1458 Bender, JakobLt61/ZG-76, 3/NJG-1 (3/41), NJG-101Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He crashed a Bf 110 at Venlo Holland on 19 March, 1941, cause not reported (DeSwart). One known victory, a Blenheim west of Insel Smöla, 15 June, 1940. His 2nd, another Blenheim, same location, 23 June, 1940.
1459 Bender, JürgenUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19348 "White 6" (50% dam 8/8/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 8 August, 1943 when he overturned at Stepanowka while attempting an emergency landing in bad weather after a transfer flight
1460 Bender, KarlHptm1(F)/120Ju 88D-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 17 November, 1943; emergency landing during an operational flight at Norskehavet, Map Quadrant 06 East/1018, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Helmut Brückner, Observer; Uffz Engelhard Felke, R/O and Uffz Werner Pautke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1461 Bender, RudolfOgefr2/JG-4 (8/43 Balkans), 4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19414 (lost 8/20/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing at Bizil Italy airfield on 20 August, 1943 due to an engine fire. Survived the war. Source: Arno Rose & Bf 109 Loss List.
1462 Bender, WilhelmOfw5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4406 "??" (50% dam 7/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his Stfkpt Oblt Rudolf Guhl (Observer this date) after crash landing due to flak at Orscha-Süd 27 July, 1941. Two remaining unnamed crew MIA after bailing. Ju 88 Loss List
1463 Bendert, Karl HeinzOblt9/9/1914Schwiebus, Schlesien55Stab II/JG-27 (9/41), 4/JG-27 (42 Libya), JGr Süd, Schuljagdgeschwader JGr-104 Instr., Stfkpt 5/JG-27 & 2/JG-104Bf 109E, F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6
RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)
EP(9/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
All victories in the West, 36 in No. Africa. 9 bombers. 610 combat missions. His first victory, a Blenheim north of Rotterdam, 12 May, 1940 while in 4.JG-27. His 2nd, also in 4/JG-27, a Morane 406 at Forte de Villers, 9 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires, one at Rochester, the other over the Thames, on 3 September, 1940. A double Desert victory on 8 June, 1942; both Hurricanes over Bir Hacheim. His 46th victory, a P-47 S of Meppel on 11 January, 1944. His 47th, same day, a B-24 N of Leek. His 50th, a B-17 W of Coburg on 8 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories. Deceased 16 July, 1983 in Oldenburg. Photo
1464 Bendig, KarlLt11/4/19155/NJG-3 (1/45 Schleswig) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620948 "D5 + ?N" (lost 1/14/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA the night of 13/14 January, 1945; his Ju 88 crashed at Barendrecht Holland, cause unknown. Buried Ysselsteyn, BW-6-148 (DeSwart & Rosseels). Added: Remaining crew (KIA, buried Yssel): Fw G.Hintz, Obs (bur BW-6-147); Uffz O.Lemke, Gnr 1 (bur BW-2-36) and Uffz H.Mehler, Gnr 2 (bur BW-6-146) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
1465 Bending, KurtUffz6/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784996 "Yellow 3 + -" (lost 12/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Winden/Sinsheim area.
1466 Bendix, HelmutUffz8/SG-3Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. This appears to be the Helmut Benedix, below, with alternate spelling.
1467 Bendsen, HerbertFw9/KG-51Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1468 Beneder, ErnstUffz2/13/19136/KG-76Do 17Z (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing his Dornier near Huy, buried Lommel, Block 15/337. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1469 Benedetti, Mario1/Lt1916Regia Aeronautica Italiana74°Sq 23°Grp (Malta)Fiat CR.42 (lost 7/16/40)KIA 16 July, 1940; sd during aerial combat over Malta, buried in Imtarfa (Italian Losses Over Malta).
1470 Benedix, HelmutUffz9/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2261 (lost 2/1/43), Ju 87 D-3 Werk # 2949 (lost 4/3/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 3 April, 1943 due to enemy fire at Bom-Hamran. He made an emergency landing, his unnamed R/O was KIA. He and unnamed crew WIA 1 February, 1943 due to enemy fire west of the Fatnassa airfield. Ju 87 Loss List
1471 Bengel, HeinzUffz14/JG-300 (Reinsdorf) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491242 "Red 9" (lost 1/14/45 at Teerofen/Perleberg) Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot disposition unknown. Added: Pilot killed, 1/14/45 JG-300 Loss List via R.Freitag.
1472 Bengoechea, ManuelHptmSpain415(Span)/JG-51(5/42 S.U.)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
1473 Bengsch, HorstMaj4/17/1913Elsenheim ?1 5/KG-3, Erg/NJG-2 (6/42), Kdr III/KG-3 (1/44), Kdr I/NJG-7 (2/44), Kdr IV/NJG-2 (10/44) Ju 88G in all three units, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620298 "4R + EE" (lost 1/24/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA the night of 23/24 January, 1945; failed to return from a night mission in the Konin-Kutno area. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofhr Alfons Efers and Uffz Peter Fuchs. One known victory, a Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. into the sea 60 km W of Walcheren the night of 16-17 June, 1942, a Hptm at the time (Chorley). Alternate spelling: Bensch (Chorley, RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942)
1474 Bengston, KurtFwKG-27 or KG-4He 111H-20 Werk # Unk "5 + F8" (?) (lost 1/12/45)Bomber Operational Clasp The ac reported crashed Rakovnjk, CZ. Pilot & crew believed bailed safely, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Alois Werner, Fw Hans Tschatscher, Fw Helmut Elsner and Fw Friedrich Ihnsen (F.Braun). Alternate spelling: Bengtson.
1475 Benisch, HeinzOfwCrashed 11 June, 1943 near Alibai m(Osten). Jager Blatt mention.
1476 BenkLtHungary4101/1 Ftr. Sq. (5/44)Bf 109G-6 EK 2 (7/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
1477 Benk, KonradFhj-Uffz11/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163141 "Yellow 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 May, 1944 when the engine of his "Yellow 16" failed during a test flight. Unable to make his field, he attempted to bail out and his chute streamed, and he was killed.
1478 Benke, HelmutUffz1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8198 "L1 + ZH" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 April, 1941, cause unknown. Added: The loss was due to aerial combat near Athens. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown, presumed KIA): Gefr Emmerich Döhndorfer, Obs; Ogefr Fritz Steckel, R/O and (rank unk) Josef Kalusa (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Behnke.
1479 Benkendorff, Helmut 'Mukki'Lt12/8/1910Berlin, Pankow12Flight Instr., 1/JG-3 (9/42), 3/JG-3 (10/42), II/StG-1, II/SG-1Bf 109F & G, Ju 87, Bf 109F
RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps w/"300" hangers
666 missions, mostly in the East. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 26 September, 1942. A 2nd, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 2 October, 1942. A 3rd, a MiG-1 on 17 October, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. An La-5 on 13 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 28 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 2 December, 1942. An La-5 on 8 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 31 December, 1942.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Benkendorff in front of Stuka after 500 mission celebration
1480 Benkert, KarlLt4/KG-4He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1481 Bennebach, OskarUffz3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2630 "S7 + BL" (lost 8/13/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 78; crashed following a flak hit. Ju 87 Loss List
1482 Bennemann, HansHptm8/30/1921Massen10/KG-55 (12/41), 5/KG-55 (3/44), 7/KG-55, Stfkpt 5/KG(J)-55He 111H & Bf 109G
RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
398 combat missions and 2 as a fighter pilot. Deceased 7 April, 1993, Mechernich.
1483 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel93 2/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42 S.U.- 4/43), Kdr JG-53 Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F "Black 1 (35% dam Wieringermeer 5/29/41, pilot OK,, Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # 13428 "Blk <" (9/42 Dedyurewo, S.U.), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)
EP(10/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo
1484 Benner, WernerFw12/10/1916Bochum16/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 0287 "U5 + EG" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1943 after being attacked by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by Norwegian Capts Johan Rad & Lovested. Benner and R/O-Gunner, Uffz Herman Reimers both perished as their AC crashed into the North Sea.benner

Reimers

1485 Benning, AntonLt5/15/1918Hakenberg, Westfalen28JG-106, JG-300, 1/JG-302 (3/44), 2/JG-302 (5/44), 10/JG-301 (11/44), Stfkpt 1/JG-301Transports, Bf 109G & Fw 190A-8 in JG-301
RK(4/13/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2 Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
18 Bombers. 1 Mosquito. About half his victories were at night. About 100 combat missions. Two known victories, both Lancasters, one 20 km SE of Bremen, the other NE of Verden on 22 September, 1943. His 4th, a Lancaster over Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A B-24 at Nickelsdorf, SW of Brück, on 10 May, 1944. A 2nd B-24, same day, near Sopron. A double victory on 9 June, 1944; both B-24s near Landshut/Wasserburg. A B-24 (HSS) NE of Augsburg on 13 June, 1944. Another double on 26 November, a B-24 and a P-51, SW of Hannover. His 14th, a P-51 S of Eberswalde on 5 December, 1944. Photo
1486 Benning, Friedrich WilhelmUffz8/15/1921Emmerich12/JG-3Bf 109K-4 Werk# 331380 "Blue 4 + I"Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944; Unknown reason, west of St. Vith. Buried Lommel, Block 14/342 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
1487 Benning, Karl (sic)Oblt1Stab/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-3 on 20 October, 1944.
1488 Benning, LudwigUffz5/2/19216/JG-53 (5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412228 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 5/12/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat with B-17s and US fighters escorts at Oberstedten, near Giessen.
1489 Benning, WilhelmUffz21/NJG-3 (6/41)Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 2nd, a Wellington 5 km northwest of Zeven on 15 July, 1941. Perry Claims. Added: His first victory believed to be Whitley V, T4297 of No.102 Sq., piloted by Sgt J.M.Culley (POW w/crew), sd SE of Ahaus, south of Enschede (T.Boiten via R.Snape).
1490 Benninghoven, Hans JörgUffz7/8/1922Hanau12/JG-2Fw 190A-5 Werk # 157331 (lost 11/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 November, 1943 at Tramain (La Corenais) France, cause not given. He is buried in the Marigny Cemetery, Block 2, Row 51, Grave 1960. Source: D.Dahiot
1491 Bensch, Karl HeinzFw11/10/1916Stralsund8/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch England. The Lw Loss Report states an "M.G." abbreviation, suggesting a wound, with an additional notation "am 25.10.41 gefallen" (DOW?). One other crewman, Fw Ekkehard Radlach (11/25/1916, Badenfurt), Pos unknown, also WIA, and treated at the Courtrai Hosp. An additional notation "am 3/3/43 vermisst". No mention of remaining crew. Source: LW Loss Report via Joe Potter.
1492 Bensch, UlrichHptmStab III/JG-3 (Evreux 6/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411408 "<1" (lost 6/17/44)Fihter Operational ClaspKIC 17 June, 1944 at Chateauneuf-en-Thymerais, cause unknown. Source: Force Landing publication & Stephane Briere.
1493 Benscheidt, EdgarOblt6/KG-40 (2/42 Soesterberg), II/KG-40 (7/42) Do 217E-4 Werk # 1142 "F8 + GP" (lost 2/26/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 1198 "F8 + GP" (lost 7/24/42) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspMIA during an operation on 24 July, 1942, crashing into the North Sea, cause not given. Remaining crew): Fw Ernst Klaus, Obs (MIA); Uffz Georg Senft, Mech (MIA) and Ofw Rudolf Gruner, R/O, (KIA, the only crewman to be recovered, washing ashore on 14 October, 1942 between the villages of Lokker and Blokhus Denmark. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 16 October, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Benscheidt was injured 26 February, 1942 when his ac made an emergency landing at Veenendaal due to engine failure. Remaining crew: Lt H.Edinger, Obs (Surv); Uffz H.Prond, R/O (Surv) and Ofw Fritz Weinig (geb 7/30/1914), Mech (KIC, bur 1st in Amsterdam, then in 1948, Ysselsteyn CX-6-127) (Finf-A Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1494 Benseler, GotthilfOfw9/KG-3 (39 & 40), Stab III/KG-3 (41-43), ZG-101 (2/44)Do 17Z & Ju 88A in KG-3, Bf 110 & Ju 88 in ZG-101EK 1 (10/6/40), EK 2 (9/25/39), Wound Badge (9/4/40), Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold (7/10/41)His death notice indicates he was killed 23 February, 1944 as a pilot serving in ZG-101. While serving in KG-3, he earned his awards as a R/O, becoming a pilot on 9 June, 1943 (Traces of War).
1495 Bente, Otto KarlFw212/JG-3 (2/44 Venlo), 9/JG-4 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410862 (lost 2/10/44), Fw 190D EK 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Almelo Holland on 10 February, 1944 after combat with a P-47, pilot injured, an Uffz at the time (DeSwart & Eric Bakker). His first known victories, a MiG at Fürstenwalde and a P-47 at Jüterborg on 18 April, 1945. He was wounded in this encounter with this P-47, his third wound; his first was on 22 July, 1943. His Silver Wound Badge was issued 5 May, 1945 at the Reserve Lazarett in Bienenmühle.
1496 Benthack, KonradFwTransport unitJu 52 Werk # 3230 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 26 March, 1943 near Ath Be., no further detail. Buried Lommel, 58/560. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1497 Bentheim, Alex Prinz zuUffzJGr-Süd (France)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8085 "Red 12" (lost 12/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 December, 1943, cause and location not reported.
1498 Benthin, HansOgefr11/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8551 (lost 9/6/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 September, 1942 after being shot down with wounds during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 127 Sq.. One known victory, a Hurricane II of RAF No. 274 Sq. southeast of El-Alamein on 25 August, 1942.
1499 Benvenuti, BrunoLt2/1/1917 Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (33-43) 3 1o Sturmo CT, 80a Sq., 235A Sq., 21a Gruppo, 361a Sq., 1o Gruppo "Caccia", ANR (43-45) CR.32 & 42; MC.200, 202 & 205; Re.2001 & 2002 It. Medal for Valor in Sil, It. War Merit Cross, Fighter Operational Clasp Served in Malta, Italy and Russia. 350 combat flight hours, 20 aerial combats (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
1500 Benz, GeorgHptm2/8/19152 3/JG-77 (5/40), 13/JG-53 (10/44), Kdr I/JG-108 (1/45 to end) Ar 96, Bf 109E in JG-77, Bf 109G in JG-53, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940. A 2nd known, a P-47 in the Pforzheim area on 29 October, 1944, an Oblt at the time. This victory may belong to an entirely different Benz.

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