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1401 Lesche, HansOgefr4/Fl.ü.G.-1 SüdFw 190A-8 Werk # 682734 "RC + JC" (lost 11/1/44)Liason Operational Clasp (?)KIA 1 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Odershausen while on a delivery flight.
1402 Leskow, HansUffz5/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13737 "Black 3" (lost 9/23/42)Fighter Operational ClaspThe AC was reported lost 23 September, 1942, no location, pilot returned. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
1403 Lesse, WalterUffz4/KG-4He 11H-6 Werk # 4567 "5J + BM" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 August, 1942, lost in the Rzhev (aka Rshew) area, Russia, due to unknown cause. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Burghart, Obs; Uffz Walter Wilhelm Karl Lampe, R/O and Ogefr Hans Stubner, Gnr. No VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
1404 Lessing, Ernst Oskar HansLt45/JG-51Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Gimbret, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes NE of London on 16 August, 1940. His given name per the Perry Claims, Hans Otto.
1405 Lessmann, HubertusOblt6/10/1904Sukowitz Stfkpt 8/KG-2 (9/40), Kdr I/KG-27 (12/41 Kirovograd) Do 17Z Werk # 4245 "U5 + GS" (lost 9/15/40), He 111H-6 Werk # 4265 (lost 12/29/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 29 December, 1941 at Kirowograd, cause unknown (A. Mebius). Added: He was involved in a mid-air collisionn after takeoff from Kirovograd, Ukraine. The crew of four were killed, and a second R/O, Gefr Heinz Kleymann, was injured. Remaining four crew: Lt Heinz Bischoff, Obs; Ofw Kurt Brasch, R/O and Ofw Hans Lorenz, Gnr. None have been transferred to a military cemetery, but graves are believed to exist at Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine. Their names are all listed in the memorial book in the collective war cemetery at the same place. In an earlier incident, his Wk# 4245 was sd by a Hurricane, and crashed into the English Channel. A Hptm at the time, he was rescued by the Seenotdienst. Remaining crew: Oblt Ingo Hollweck-Weithmann, Obs (KIA); Uffz Norbert Schweighardt, R/O (WIA/POW) and Uffz ErnstLindemeier, Flt Engr (MIA) (D.Drury).
1406 Lethua, WilhelmOblt`9/21/1915KGzbV-108 (aka KGzbV-60)Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 6384 "9P + GU" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 12 February, 1942; crashing at Kauhava, 75 km east of Vaasa, due to accidental ground contact, during a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Fw Walter Gnauck, R/O; Fw Erich Fergen, Mech and Ogefr Hans Diedrich, Gunner. Diedrich was uninjured. In addition, 6 passengers were injured and 2 were killed. Source: SIG Norway.
1407 Leupold, Johannes HansUffz3/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961221 (or 961225 JG-6 List) (lost 2/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 February, 1945 at Guben, cause not reported.
1408 Leuschner, HansUffzErg/JGr-Ost Fw 190A-3 Werk # (013?) 7005 (lost 2/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 February, 1943 at Monendro, cause unknown.
1409 Leutl, HansOfw3/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1410 Leutsch, Kurt vonHptm4/28/1915Stfkpt 9/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 882408 "V4 + AT" (lost 9/26/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 26 September, 1941, cause and location not given. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Hans Samse, Observer; Fw Herbert Meusel, R/O; and Uffz Reinhold Marggraf, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
1411 Leuze, Hans JörgMajKdr IV/KG-77 (6/43)Ju 88ABomber Operational ClaspAlternate spelling: Leutze
1412 Lewek, HansOfhr1/LG-1Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330807 "L1 + EH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 26 December, 1944 in the St Vith area. No further deatil. Source: A. Rosseels.
1413 Lewes, HansLt3 6/JG-27 (12/42), 5/JG-27 (6/43 Trapiani) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black 7" (lost 4/18/43; sd uninjured), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16420 "Black 1 + -" (lost 6/10/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 June, 1943 after aerial combat southwest of Pantelleria. He, Kientsch and Stigler were providing cover for an Italian sea plane attempting to rescue downed Italian pilots. His body washed up on shore at Marsala. One known victory, a P-40 10 km east of El Gefera on 6 December, 1942. This was the last victory for II/JG-27, as they turned their AC over to JG-77, and the pilots prepared to leave N. Africa. His 2nd, a P-38 20 km northeast of Zembra on 31 March, 1943. His 3rd, in Sicily, a P-40E 20 km west of Pantellaria on 6 June, 1943.
1414 Lex, Hans ? Ritter vonObstKdr KG-255 (11/38-2/39)Do 17Z or He 111PBomber Operational Clasp
1415 Liebach, HansFw2/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140215 "L1 + QK" (lost 5/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 26 May, 1942 at Bir el Gobi, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1416 Liebe, HansOblt3/21/19162/KGr.z.b.V.-108Ju 52/3m Werk # 6755 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 after making accidental ground contact in bad weather 10 km west of Tynset Norway, near Trondheim, during a non-operational flight. The entire crew was killed. Remaining crew: Uffz Ludwig Holle, Co-pilot; Ofw Fritz Köhler, R/O; Ogefr Otto Lüders, Mech and Gefr Johann Reiss, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1417 Liebera, HansGefr4/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27032 (lost 9/27/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat at St Paul by Beauvais.
1418 Liebetrau, HansLtKG unitJu 88A-4, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1419 Liebherr, HansOfw4/5/1919Stargard Pommern68NJG-3, NJG-1, NJG-4Bf 110 RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
A Gunner with approximately 710 missions, 57 Night and 11 Day victory participations. A longtime comrade of Wilhelm Herget and his R/O. Deceased 13 May, 1968.
1420 Liebing, HansUffz7/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/16/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940 after his ac was attacked by fighters over Selsey Bill, Sussex, and probably crashed into the sea. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Alfred Wiartalla was also MIA (D.Drury).
1421 Liebling, RudolfUffz1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0075 "L2 + LC" (lost 8/11/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 11 August, 1941 after his ac was lost between Orel and Tula, Russia due to an unknown cause. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Rudolf Röder, Obs; Ogefr Johannes "Hans" Küper, R/O and Uffz Karl Rind, Flt Engr (D.Drury). Added: The Do 215 was brought down by a MiG-3 fighter piloted by Lt Alexei N.Katrich, when Katrich rammed the German ac. Katrich survived the war and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for his action (D.Drury).
1422 Liebscher, HansLt15/NJG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360034 "R4 + AM" (lost 4/25/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 24/25 April, 1943 after ditching in the Mediterranean due to engine failure (Boiten & Ju 88 Loss List).
1423 Liebscher, HansGefrErg/Fernaufkl.Gr. (Germany)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0762 "??" (70% dam 10/15/42)Observer Operational ClaspInjured in an emergency landing near Erfurt 15 October, 1942 due to engine trouble while on a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
1424 Liederwald, HansOgefrII/ZG-76Bf 110C-1 Werk # 3430 (lost)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 13 March, 1941 at Fliegerhorst Aalborg West due to engine failure. His R/O, Uffz Toni Echerle was also injured. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1425 Liesske, HansUffz8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (lost 4/28/40)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 28 April, 1940 making a force landing in a field near Hjorthol after aerial combat with a Skua of No. 803 Sq., piloted by Lt W.P. Lucy. Crew disposition unknown, however two known KIA (unnamed) in the combat. Source: Fritz Braun. Added: pilot Liesske reported KIA (Flyvrak Norway); POW per KG-26 Loss List.
1426 Lilienthal, GerhardOfw3(F)/11 (S,U.)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2182 "6M + EL" (lost 3/21/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 21 March, 1942 after taking intense ground fire while attacking a Soviet Rifle detachment near the Kerch Peninsula. Remaining Crew: Stfkpt Hptm Elmar Hornung, Observer (MIA) and Uffz Hans Stopf, R/O (POW). Seems they all survived for interrogation, howevr Lilienthal and Hornung were never seen again. Stopf reportedly died in captivity, 14 September, 1942.
1427 Linck, Hans HelmutLt10/JG-4 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781308 "Black 4" (lost 9/11/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 at Eger Cz., bailed safely (JG-4 List). Added: "Black 4" was lost during the Air Battle over the Ore Mountains, taking place over Kovarska, Cz.. Today, some remains of Lt Linck's ac may be seen in the Museum of Air Battle over the Ore Mountains, Kovarska, Czech Republic (D.Drury).
1428 Lindauer, GeorgUffz9/20/1915Planitz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2790 (lost 1/31/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 31 January, 1940; their ac crashed at Deep by Treptow, along the Baltic Sea coast, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Lt.z.S. Hans Matthes, Obs; Uffz Ernst Hahsedentaufel, Mech and Ogefr Wloczyk, R/O. Matthes is buried in the Meissen Friedhof Frauenkirche, no specified location (D.Drury).
1429 Lindig, HansOfw11(H)/13Fw 189A-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1430 Link, HansUffz8/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7485 "Black 1" (lost 9/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 28 September, 1943; failed to return from a mission in the Ukjent area. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Linck (109 Loss List).
1431 Linke, Hans JoachimUffz7/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712384 "3C + ER" (lost 12/23/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Linz on the Rhein. Remaining crew (WIA): R/O Uffz Rudolf Roth and Engr Uffz Eduard Höllander.
1432 Linnemann, Hans WernerOblt21/NJG-3 (12/43), 3/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5576 (dam 12/16/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 April, 1944, no further detail. Victories may be as high as 8. Source: T. Boiten. Injured in a crash near Quackenbruch on 16 December, 1943 due to enemy return fire, no mention of crew injuries (Bf 110 Loss List).
1433 Linsingen, Hans Carl vonObstltKdr IV/KG-55 (1/43)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
1434 Lipp, KarlLt.11/4/1918Emersacker/WertingenIII/KG-55 (12/41), 4/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 3064 "G1 + AC" (dam 6/26/41), He 111H-6 Werk # 7800 "G1 + GM" (lost 11/20/42) RK(11/16/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/19/41)
Wound Badge

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 20 November, 1942 in the Stalingrad area. Failed to return from a recon mission in the Kletskaya area in extremely poor weather. Remaining crew (MIA): Maj Hans Joachim Gabriel, Grp Kdr & Obs; Uffz Alois Obermüller, R/O and Uffz Gustav Geschke, Gnr.. WIA 26 June, 1941; hit by flak near Brody. 300+ combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
1435 Lippmann, HansLtIII/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2153 (lost 7/19/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 19 July, 1943 by flak, crashing at Kolmykowo, no mention of crew injuries. Ju 87 Loss List
1436 Liskow, HansUffz2/7/1913SchwerinUnkUnkEK 1 & 2KIA 27 May, 1942 8 km S of Elaut et Tamar. Buried at Tobruk.
1437 Loch, HansObltAufkl.Gr.Ju 188E, Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1438 Löding, HansLt8/13/1914Bad Oldesloe3(F)/Ob.d.L, Kurierstaffel 110, I/TG-4, I/Erg(F)/1Ju 88, Fi 156, Ju 52EK 1(5/16/41)
EK 2(10/2/39)
Rom & Kroat Pilot Badges
Observer Operational Clasp in Brz.
1439 Loebel, WalterObst6/23/1902BerlinKdr I/KG-257 (5/39), Kdr I/KG-26 (9/39), Kdr Stab/KG-30 (8/40 Aalborg)He 111H in I Grp, Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0250 "PM + ZA" (lost 9/6/41) in KG-30 RK(7/29/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 6 September, 1941 in the Smolensk area (P. Bastin). Failed to return from a recon mission (Smolensk). Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Max Schrüder, Pilot; Ofw Hans Anbeider, R/O and StbsFw Karl Backhaus, Gnr. (Kaiser RK book). Channel pilot. Planned the attack on Scapa Flow. Later in 1940, he was Kesselrings Operations Officer for the 2nd Air Fleet for Operation Sealion.
1440 Löffler, Hannes HansLt119/JG-27 (9/42), 7/JG-27 (12/43), 9/JG-27 (5/44 France)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412619 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 6/29/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 June, 1944 near southwest Paris, reason unknown. Mombeek. Magnus. One known victory, a Spitfire south of Suda-Bucht on 22 September, 1942. WIA 31 October, 1942 during aerial combat with British fighters, but managed to return to base. His 2nd, a Spitfire 15 km northwest of Insel Kos Greece, 27 September, 1943. His 3rd, a Beaufighter south of Castelrosso (Italy or Greece?), 30 October, 1943. Credited with a B-24 "separated from the formation" on 2 November, 1943, near Wiener Neustadt. His 4th (official), a Baltimore east of Insel Kos Greece, 29 November, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 north northwest of Megara Greece, 20 December, 1943. His 6th, a B-24 at St. Margarethen in Lavantthal on 2 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 10 km ESE of Raab (Györ) on 13 April, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 (HSS) 50 km NE of Frankfurt on 12 May, 1944. His 9th, same day, another B-17 (HSS) 35 km NE of Hanau. His 10th, a B-24 at Hochschwab on 24 May, 1944. His 11th, a B-24 20 km from Hochschwab on 24 May, 1944.
1441 Loffler, HeinzUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-506He 115C-1 Werk # 2767 "DC + GR" (lost 8/1/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA the night of 1/2 August, 1940 following an attack on SS Highlander over the North Sea in the vicinity of Scotland. Two He 115's were brought down by ships AA fire, the second ac piloted by Fw Siegfried Gast. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Hans Joachim Richter, Obs and Fw Hermann Hansen, R/O (D.Drury). Note: one of these two ac did crash into the SS Highlander, which continued to Aberdeen bearing the wreckage, but it is unclear which one.
1442 Lohkamp, Hans Paul Uffz9/8/1919Düsseldorf1/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142414 "White 5" (lost 5/29/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 29 May, 1943; Emergency take-off, Airfield Dinart. Mombeek MIA List. His remains have since been discovered on 3 October, 2003 at St. Guinoux, in Brittany. Dogtag # 68420/68. Alternate spelling: Lohkampf.
1443 Löhle, HansFwFl.ü.G.-1Do 217K-3 Werk # 4732 "RI + RF" (lost 10/22/43)Pilot BadgeKIC with one unknown crew 22 October, 1943, cause and location not reported. One other unnamed crew uninjured.
1444 Löhlein, HansUffz16/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 N of St. Andre-de-lEure on 12 June, 1944.
1445 Löhmann, WilhelmOfwI/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0080 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 25 May, 1942; takeoff accident at Värnes Norway airfield during an operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Bernard Kerber, Co-pilot (WIA); Uffz Josef Klütgens, R/O (WIA); Ogefr Hans Trappe, 2nd R/O (WIA); Fw Erich Seifert, Mech (KIA) and Ogefr Georg Voss, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
1446 Lohmeyer, Hans-Georg SchorschLt3/25/1919Brilon Westphalia52 & 5/Sch.G-1 (12/42 S.U.), 1/Schl.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), 5/SG-77 (7/44 S.U.), 6/SG-77Bf 109G in Sch.G-1, Fw 190F-8 RK(6/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 22 October, 1944 on a mission against targets east of Gumbinnen, when his Fw 190 was shot down near Gross-Gauden East Prussia by enemy fighters, burning on impact. He was buried at Salau Cemetery near Insterburg. 600 missions as an Assault pilot. One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 5 km E of Cuiluscha on 13 December, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 NW of Beresovka on 6 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 N of Andrejewska on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 4 & 5, both Il-2s on 15 July, 1944.
1447 Lohsack, Heinz "Hans"Uffz1(H)/14 (Pz) (2/40)Hs 126Observer Operational Clasp No detail; known to serve in this unit (D.Drury).
1448 Lorenz, ArnoUffz1/ZG-76Bf 110Destroyer Operational ClaspFlew with Stfkpt Oblt Hans Helfrich. Jager Blatt article.
1449 Lörsch, PeterFw5/LG-1 (1/45 Reich Def) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301513 "L1 + ?L" (lost 1/22/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 22 January, 1945 after being attacked by British Night Fighters of RAF Nos. 409 & 410. German vessels also claimed victories. His Ju 88 crashed at Scheldemonding Holland along with three others this night. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Hans Örtker, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Käsbauer, R/O and Ogefr Roland Geschka, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
1450 Lörzer, Hans Günther LtErg/JGr West, 6/JG-26 (joins 12/42 Channel), 7/JG-26 (10/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7077 "Brown 7" (80% dam 3/25/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530726 "Brown 8" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 October, 1943 during aerial combat in "Brown 8" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 122 Sq. at Chopy, WNW of Abbeville. WIA 25 March, 1943 during aerial combat in "Brown 7" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. at Arras. He managed to make a force landing with injuries, destroying the AC.
1451 Loscher, Hans LudwigLtRammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspMissed the Ramm-Attack on American bombers on 7 April, 1945 due to engine trouble.
1452 Lotter, HansOblt11/17/1917Erlangen11(H)/12 (Observer)Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(1/28/45)

EK 1 & 2

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 21 November, 2008 Nürnberg (P. Bastin).
1453 Lowski, HansFlgFlugzeug Führer Schule A/B 10 (FFS A/B 10) (Avno De.)Bü 131 Werk # 4396 (lost)Student PilotKIC 21 October, 1943 at the Avno airfield, no cause given. He was buried in the Kobenhavn Bispebjerg Cemetery on 26 October, 1943 and transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 21 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1454 Lucas, ClementOblt3/Küstenfliegergruppe Kü.Fl.Gr -506He 115C Werk # 32610 "S4 + CL" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspPOW 16 September, 1940 after being shot down by heavy Naval gunfire during a torpedo attack on shipping. With both engines damaged, Lucas made a smooth force landing on the sea some seven miles northeast of Alnmouth, where the crew was picked up some three hours later by fishermen, who also tow the AC to Eyemouth. Remaining crew (all POW): Hptm E.Wilhelm Bergmann, Observer, Fw Ernst Kalinowski, wireless operator and Hptm Hans Kriependorf (unfortunate passenger!).
1455 Luckhardt, Heinz Hans JoachimLt8/30/1920Wiesbaden8/JG-26 (8/41), Stab/JG-26 (12/41)Bf 109F-4 (lost), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0125217 (lost 4/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire over Calais/Wizernes. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/11/422 (A. Rosseels). WIA 7 August, 1941 in aerial combat by an unknown attacker SE of Guines. These, Hans J and Heinz, may be two individuals. Les Butler is showing them as two different on his JG-26 Pilot List.
1456 Lucks, HansUffz4 5/JG-3 (6/43 S.U., 10/43 Schiphol & Venlo) Bf 109G-5 Werk # 15724 (30% dam 10/18/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18840 "White 15" (lost 10/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured when his White 15 hit an obstruction and crashed on Herungerweg in Venlo Holland on 20 October, 1943 (DeSwart). His first victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 26 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-7 on 31 July, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 8 October, 1943. Added: His disposition unknown relative to the 10/18 incident. He made a forced landing at Schokland Netherlands due to fuel shortage (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Luchs (109 Loss List).
1457 Lüdecke, HansLt2Stab I/JG-52 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20603 "Yellow 6 + -" (lost 4/26/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 26 April, 1944; crashed during a maintenance test flight, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 21 March, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 March, 1944.
1458 Lüdecke, Karl HeinzHptmStfkpt in IV/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3625 "??" (lost 5/15/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 May, 1942 when he collided with Ju 88A-5 Wk# 6253, piloted by Oblt Karl Hans Huttinger (injured), near Ssineserka, one other unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
1459 Lüders, Hans RudolfOfw9/4/1916Norstorf3/SKG-10 (4/44)Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160609 "Yellow 6" (lost 4/44)Assault Operational ClaspYellow 6" was lost 29 April, 1944, due to engine failure. Lüders bailed successfully. Jager Blatt article. A later Jager Blatt inquiry, 1/2003, suggests that Lüders was killed in western France. Update: Lüders reported as killed in the 29 April incident at St Brieuc France. He is buried at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cemetery, Block 11, Row 7, Grave 136 (D.Dahiot).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
1460 Ludwig, HansOfw2/6/1921Gutschdor, Krs. Schweidnitz (Schlesien)3/StG-2, 10(Pz.)/StG-2,Ju 87G RK(8/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 20 January, 1945 near the village of Loben during an attack on tanks when he was rammed by an Il 2, losing half the right wing and crashing, killing Ludwig and his squadrons Operational Leader, Lt Herbert Weissbach, who had flown as rear gunner on this mission. 750 missions including 250 anti-tank missions destroying 85 tanks and 63 landing craft. Shot down several times and wounded.
1461 Ludwig, HansUffz3/JGr-200 (Southern Fr.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 1 " (lost 8/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1944 after aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
1462 Luft, HansUffz3/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6437 "Yellow O" (lost 6/12/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 June, 1942 while on a transfer flight in the Nikolajew-Schischigry area, cause unknown.
1463 Lühe, HansUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140045 (lost 4/18/44)Pilot BadgePilot reported killed in a crash at the Münster-Handorf airfield 18 April, 1944, cause unknown.
1464 Lühmann, Hans RudolfUffzI/EJG-2 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440962 (lost 2/18/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 18 February, 1945 near Plätz due to a technical failure (Bf 109 Loss List).
1465 Lühr,Fw81/JG-77 (1/42 S.U.)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Could this be Hans Lühr of SG-77? His first known Soviet victory, his 4th, a DB-3 on 15 January, 1942. His 5th, an I-16 Rata on 20 January, 1942. Magnus Report.
1466 Luhr, HansOfw8/25/1916Neider Kasbach am Rhein87/StG-77, 7/SG-77, 2/SG-102Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 20 September, 1944 upon returning from a mission when his AC was jumped by American fighters over his home base, Novy Dvor Czechoslovakia. Luhr died from loss of blood and shock. 850 missions destroying a transport ship, a freighter, a submarine, 33 tanks, an armored train and 5 bridges.
1467 Lunow, HansLt7/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161013 "White 5 + I" (lost 1/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 January, 1944 when he collided with another G-6, Wk# 161028, piloted by Lt Ernst Höring, during aerial combat with a B-24, 20km west of Pirano.
1468 Lüpke, Hans JoachimLt77/JG-51 (6/44), Stfkpt 1/JG-1 (8/44 Husum & GreifswaldBf 109G in JG-51, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175048 "White 2" (lost 12/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) 27 December, 1944 near Dinant; sd during combat with P-51's, while protecting panzers in the Ardennes (Mombeek). One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Trun-Argentan on 20 June, 1944. A P-51 on 5 December, 1944, during a Berlin raid. Two more, both P-51s of 364FG, over Bastogne on 27 December, 1944. He was carried MIA on 27 December, 1944, but obviously made it back to his lines. His 5th victory, an RAF fighter on 4 January, 1945. Alternate spelling: Luepke
1469 Lüpke, Hans vonOblt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + -S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd by British ground fire and crashed at the Disforth airfield. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Hennicke, Observer (KIA), Uffz Max Knauer, wireless operator (MIA) and Uffz Karl Schlick, mechanic (KIA).
1470 Lüth, Detlev (Detlef?)Ofw1/1/192038 1/JG-3 (Russia), 4/JG-1 (2/42, 8/42 Katwijk), 5/JG-1 (4/43), 4/JG-1 (11/43) Bf 109 in JG-3, Fw 190A-2 Wk# 2116 (eng dam 25% 8/42 Katwijk), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7030 White 9" (80% dam 9/11/42; Injured in taxi coll at Venlo w/Hans Mohr in Wk# 0609), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550741 "White 9" (lost 11/3/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550888 (25% dam 11/26/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 430680 "White 9" (lost 3/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 in aerial combat with a B-17 near Haseluenne during the first large daylight raid on Berlin. He remained trapped in the AC, which crashed at Eydelstadt, south of Barnstorf. Still Missing ?. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane in the London area on 30 October, 1940. A Hampden I of RAF No. 50 Sq. into the sea W of Terschelling on 7 February, 1942. His first Soviet victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1942, during the opening of Operation Barbarossa. His 30th, a B-17 northwest of Texel on 4 February, 1943while in 4/JG-1. His 31st victory was a Spitfire, achieved on 4 April, 1943, while serving in 5/JG-1. His 33rd, a Spitfire into the sea 5 km NW of Ostende on 1 July, 1943. His 34th, a B-17 at Hermenreich on 12 August, 1943. He was shot down by B-17 return fire in his A-2 at Katwijk on 21 August, 1942. He crashed an A-4 Werk # 7030 at the Venlo Holland airfield, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Shot down by B-17 return fire in his A-6 Werk # 550741 "White 9", and bailed successfully on 3 November, 1943. On 26 November, 1943 he was uninjured when he made a force landing after combat at Oldenburg. Alternate spelling: Lueth & Luth.
1471 Lutz, HansLtStab/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20419 (lost 10/2/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 October, 1943; force landed at the north point of Akrotieri Peninsula due to engine damage.
1472 Lux, HansLt10/9/1920Czychen, E.Prussia III/KG-26 "Löwen" (Banak, Norway) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2583 "1H + ??" (lost 6/4/42) Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed near the Leeuwarden Holland airfield on 4 June, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). A second source, Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries, states Lt Lux "made involuntary contact with the sea in the vicinity of Memmert, SW of Juist Isle, during an exercise. Added: Pilots Death Certificate found online, confirming his death on 4 June, 1942, signed by his Hptm, Ernst Thomsen (RK 10/24/44), dtd 6 June, 1942 (Collectors Guild). Added: His place of death is reported as "Hollum, Ameland Municipality, Friesland, NL", and burial reported at Ysselsteyn, AR-6-150. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw A.Wilberg, R/O; Gefr O.Gärtner, Mech and Ogefr H.Kupferschmitt, Gnr. The deceased were all buried at Leeuwarden until 1958 before burial at Ysselsteyn; Ofw Wilberg AR-7-151, Gefr Gärtner AR-6-148 and Ogefr Kupferschmitt AR-6-149 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).

Grave Registration
Crew Details

Ysselstein, Holland
1473 Lux, Horst DieterOblt KG-200, TO KG-30 (10/43), Reassigned as Dipl.Eng. as Test Pilot, Mistel Project (11/43)Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "CI + MX" and Ju 88APilot BadgeMay have been the brother of Hans Lux, KIA 4 June, 1942 (LOCS).
1474 Maatz. GeorgLt2/17/19162/JG-4 (Mizil 9/43)Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # Unk "Black 2" (lost 1/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 11 January, 1944 when he collided with a Staffel mate, Uffz Hans H. Claussen over the Sezze-Littoria airfield.
1475 Mäckle, HansUffz17/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712273 "4R + UR" (lost 7/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 July, 1944 when he was forced to make an emergency landing near Woodbridge (UK), on an emergency landing strip, due to lack of fuel, at 0425AM, after a night mission. Another source says he landed due to a navigtional error. From his intact, newly-equipped radar, Allied authorities were able to gather important intelligence data. None of the crew were injured. The other crew were: Ogefr Heinz Olze and Ogefr Hans Mockle. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Volkel on 22 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Mackle.
1476 Mackmüller, HansLt2/23/1923Grethen4/KG-1 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1241 "V4 + AM" (lost 7/13/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew south of Catania 13 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Buried in the German War Cem at Motta St Anastasia, Italy; Crypt 4, Row 18, Slab 12, Sarcophagus 27 (D.Drury).
1477 Mader, Johann HansMaj4/17/1915Pähl, Kreis WeilheimStfkpt 4/KG-54 (9/42), Kdr II/KG-6, Kdr II/KG-54 (7/44)He 111P & Ju 88A in KG-54, Ju 88A & Ju 188E-2 Werk # 180445 "3E + CB" (lost 7/3/44) in KG-6 RK(9/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 3 July, 1944; sd over the invasion area by an Allied Night Fighter 20km NW of Evreux. He and R/O Uffz Ulrich Schäfer were killed in the crash. His unnamed Observer & Flight Engr bailed safely. 225 combat missions. Entered Luftwaffe in July, 1936.
1478 Magin, HermannOblt6/25/1916Otterbach9/KG-76 (Channel)Do 17 (dam 8/18/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1940; critically wounded in the chest during a low-level attack on the RAF base at Kenley. The unconscious Magin was removed from his seat by R/O Uffz Hans Strahlendorf and Flt Engr Fw Willi Henke, the Observer & RK Holder, Lt Wilhelm Friedrich Illg flew the ac back to St Omer airfield, where he made a wheels up landing. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: Magin buried in the German War Cem. Bourdon Fr., Blk 7, Row 17, Gr 350 (D.Drury).
1479 Magnussen, Hans Werner.Oblt3/KG-30 (5/40 Oldenburg) Ju 88A-2 Werk # 99 "4D + DL" (lost 5/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp Participated in the Scapa Flow Raid, March 1940. Crashed his Ju 88 at Oudenrijn Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Shot down by AA fire N of Nieuwe Mass. Oblt Magnussen, Uffz Gerhard Richter and Uffz Karl Röscher were found in the wreckage; bombardier Ofw Ludwig Edmüller bailed safely with wounds, and was taken prisoner. The deceased were initially buried in Amsterdam, now Ysselsteyn: Magnussen CX-7-171, Richter CX-7-172 and Röscher CX-7-173 (DVL Loss List).
Ysselstein, Holland
1480 Mahling, ErichGrosse KampffliegerSch. 5 (Parow De.)He 114B Werk # 2289 "TV + HX" (lost)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 17 October, 1941. Reported missing, the wreckage was found washed ashore at Stenodde Denmark, on the Island of Bornholm. The Pilot and the R/O, Freiherr Hans Drostler have no known graves, therefore Ive labeled them MIA. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1481 Mahlkuch, HansLt1614/JG-77 (Norway)Bf 109E-3 Werk# 1118 "Red 5" (lost 8/23/41)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 August, 1941 near Ura-Guba, by a Soviet fighter of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt., flown by Lt. Leonid Zhdanov. Mombeek MIA List. Magnus is the source for the 16 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 16 victories also.
1482 Mahnert, HorstUffz 8/KG-55 (6/40), Wetterflugstelle (10/43 Schiphol, 9/44 Soesterberg) He 111P-2 Werk # unk "G1 + HS" (interned & released 6/2/40), Ju 34 W Werk # 429 (20% dam 10/14/43), He 111 Werk # Unk (Dam 9/5/44) Bomber Operational Clasp Interned briefly on 2 June, 1940 after being attacked by fighters during an attack on the Lyons-Bron airfield. With one engine damaged, he managed to escape by crossing into Switzerland where he was attacked by Swiss Bf 109's. He crashed at Urins, the Swiss region of Vaud. Remaining crew (all intened & repatriated 28 June, 1940): Uffz Hans Söhner, Obs; Uffz Max Volkmar (or Volkmer0, R/O; Uffz Willi Schubert, Flt Engr and Gefr Hans Linder (DOW), Gnr., believed buried in the War Cem., Memmingen-Waldfriedhof, Blk III, Row 2, Gr 11 (D.Drury). Added: He was not injured 5 September, 1944, when his He 111 was sd by P-47's of 355FG, 361FS while on a transfer flight. Remaining crew (all KIA, buried Yssel, Blk R, Row 9): Obstlt W.Ziegler, Obs (Gr 218); Fw A.Stephan, Gr 216; Uffz F.Brunnbauer, Gr 217 and Uffz G.Sander, Gr 215. No positions noted on last three. Earlier, on 14 October, 1943, He and his R/O, Ofw J.Stöckinger, were injured when their Ju 34 accidentally struck the ground Amsterdamse Bos, N.Holland (SGLO).
1483 Mahringer, HansLt11/JG-53 (4/43 Tunisia)Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 16643 (or 17643 on Loss Report) "White 15" (lost 4/18/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 April, 1943 after aerial combat at Souk-el-Khemis, same day as his victory. One known Desert victory, a P-38F 10 km south of Souk el Plenn on 18 April, 1943.
1484 Mai, HansUffz2/7/1921Berlin - Trepow5/JG-54Fw 190A-9 Werk# 205242 "Yellow 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 near Herrschbach. Buried Sinzig-Bodendorf (A.Rosseels). A. Rosseels states Unit as 15/JG-54 & the AC "Yellow 13", however, my initial data was taken from the JG-54 Loss List, so this data is open to further scrutiny.
1485 Maier,Uffz17/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory(n.L.), a B-24 southwest of Vicenza Italy, 28 December, 1943. This may be Hans Peter Maier, later in 11/JG-53, Reich Defense.
1486 Maier, HansFw12/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161102 "RP + FX" (lost 1/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 13 January, 1944 during aerial combat over Rome; bailed safely. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
1487 Maier, HansUffz4/ZG-76 (6/41 Syria)Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspPart of Kdo. Junck in support of the Iraqi rebellion against the British. Wiki Luft data.
1488 Maier, HansFwIII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 930555 (15% dam 3/22/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 22 March, 1945 by flak near Leobschütz.
1489 Maier, Hans Fhr1925Stabsstaffel/JG-51 Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732047 "Black 3" (lost 2/23/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Missing 23 February, 1945 after crashing near Brüsterort due to a servicing error. Added: Brüsterort was in Fischhausen, Königsberg, E.Prussia. It was the location of a lighthouse and an airbase. Now called Mayak, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia. Russian sources claim he was killed.
1490 Maier, Hans PeterUffz10/2/192011/JG-53 (1/45 Huchenfeld)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461358 "Black 10 + I" (lost 1/10/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Bad Herrenalb, bailed safely.
1491 Mally, Hans GeorgLt6/KG-54 (Channel 12/40), Stfkpt 10/KG-54 (4/41), Stfkpt 6/KG-54 (12/42)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5124 "B3 + CP" (lost 12/13/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5226 "B3 + KP" (dam 4/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 13 December, 1940 when it crashed at St Andre following engine failure, crew OK (Ju 88 Lost List). On the night of 4/5 April, 1941 his A-5 was damaged by an enemy night fighter, pilot unhurt (J> Schadskaje). Unit assignments (LOCS).
1492 Mammen, EmilOblt3/27/19131/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 310080 "K6 + IK" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 20 October, 1942: failed to return from a mission at Färöyne, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Martin Kredel, Observer; Ogefr Hans Josiger, R/O; Gefr Herbert Schiebel, Gunner and Ofw Willi Neumann, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1493 Mangelsdorf, Hans GeorgLt2/23/1919Neuzele2ZG-1, 2/NJG-1 Bf 110D Werk # 3620 "G9 + FK" (lost 10/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14/15 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Hampden of RAF No. 44 Sq., crashing 8 km west of Gardelegen airfield. Source: T. Boiten. His 1st known victory, a Whitley the night of 1/2 October, 1940. A 2nd, a Hampden the night of 14/15 October, 1940, no location. Added: Also KIA, his R/O-Gnr Uffz Hubert Winter. No VDK burial information on either crewman (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Mangersdorf.
1494 Manigel, RichardOfw1/10/1915Seifersdorf1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Lannion)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8240 "7T + JH" (lost 5/29/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with crew 29 May, 1941 after flying into a chalk pit at Wellow Down, Freshwater, Isle of Wight (Ju 88 Loss List). Grave marker says aircraft shot down by Beaufighter. New Info: crew (KIA): R/O Fw Friedel Christiansen; Engr Uffz Hans Kübler and Gnr Uffz Anton Wagemeyer. Added: All burials at Cannock Chase. Ofw Manigel, CC/7/10/255; Fw Christiansen, CC/7/10/254; Uffz Kübler, CC/7/10/241 and Uffz Wagemeyer, CC/8/1/18 (D.Drury).

Courtesy Dave Drury

Cannock Chase
1495 Mannes, Isidor 'Iser'Lt PILOT3/16/1917Gut-Stettenhof/Mindelzell7/KG-55 (11/43 Sarabus, Crimea)He 111H-11 Werk # 110087 "G1 + BR" (lost 11/4/43)EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in SilverKIC 4 November, 1943; accidental ground contact at Sarabus Krim by Termentschi Ukraine, 60km SE of Gwardejskoje (Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje), Ukraine. Remaining crew: Uffz Wolfgang Kaiser, Obs (injured); Uffz Erich Bremerkamp, R/O (KIC); Uffz Werner Hans Götz (geb 1/13/1921, Hof/Saale), Mech (KIC) and Gefr Alfred Eisenschmidt, Gnr (KIC). (Obit Card via F.Braun). Added: The deceased were buried 'in the park at Fliegerhorst Sarabus'. For Uffz Götz, it was his 73rd mission, qualifying him for the Bomber Clasp in Silver. He was planning to marry his Vienna sweetheart, but died a few days before he got leave for the wedding. 'He was never forgotten' (Ingrid Li, 1/2022).

1496 Männlin, HansUffz34 & 7/JG-54 (10/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 690155 "White 10" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in "White 10" on 28 October, 1944, no location. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. A 2nd Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 10 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Männlein.
1497 Manser, Hans JoachimOblt7/16/19235/JG-5 (Pleskau Süd, 1/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black 14" Fighter Operational Clasp Source: Online photo submitted by F. Braun.
1498 Manz, HansFw49/JG-53 (1/43), 8/JG-53 (8/43)Bf 109 F & G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known Desert victories, both Bostons; one 30 km northeast of Bizerta, the other 20 km northeast of Bizerta, both on 29 January, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. One of the Bostons may have been unconfirmed, since the OKL says the P-38 was his 2nd victory. OKL says his 3rd victory, a P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943.
1499 Marahrens, HansOgefr5/10/1918FFS C 12 He 111B Werk # 1120 "DA + AZ" (lost 7/15/41) Student Pilot KIC 15 July, 1941 when his ac crashed at Hostivice-Jenecek, CZ., cause unknown. His instructor, Ogefr Otto Herbst, was also killed (F.Braun). Added: Ogefr Marahrens is buried in the Ger War Cem. at Braunschweig, the En.-Luth. Hauptfriedhof, Sec 70, Gr 31 (D.Drury).
1500 Margraf, HansUffz24/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20772 (lost 12/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 December, 1943 during aerial combat at Niebert. One known victory, a B-17 N of Magdeburg on 11 April, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (e.V.) 20 km W of Heilbronn on 24 April, 1944. Alternate spelling: Markgraf.

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