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1401 Pfeifer, KarlII/NJG-1 (2/42 to 4/45)Bf 110 Night Fighter Operational Clasp Flugbuch. This is most likely Ofw Karl Georg Pfeiffer.
1402 Pfeiffer, 11JG-2Fw 190AEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 January. 1943. Magnus. I believe the correct date is 11 January, 1943 per the Fw 190 Loss List. Im fairly certain this is Karl Pfeiffer, below. Magnus had the KIA date as 8 January, 1943 on both entries.
1403 Pfeiffer, KarlUffz17/JG-3Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. A "damaged" Hurricane on 30 June, 1940, no location.
1404 Pfeiffer, KarlFw163/JG-2 (5/41), 5/JG-2 (6/42), 6/JG-2 (9/42)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 662 (lost 1/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 January, 1943; killed in enemy fighter attack at Fondouk Tunisia. (This KIA date had been reported by Magnus as 8 January, 1943). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane S of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires S of the Isle of Wight on 28 November, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire 5 km southwest of Portland on 11 May, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire on 30 June, 1941, no location. His 6th, a Spitfire north of Hazebrouck on 3 July, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire N of Morlaix on 12 July, 1941. His 8th, a B-17 at La Pallice on 23 July, 1941. His 9th , 10th, & 11th; a Stirling, a Hurricane and a Spitfire in the Finistere area v.Veracity on 18 December, 1941. His 12th, a Spitfire on 5 June, 1942. Nos. 15 & 16 were both Spitfires on 8 September, 1942.
1405 Pfeiffer, Karl GeorgOfw106/NJG-2, 10/NJG-1 (1/43), 12/NJG-1 (6/43), 11/NJG-1 (9/43), 12/NJG-1 (1/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5367 "G9 + CX" (lost 6/25/43) in 12 Staffel, Bf 110G-4 Werk #5471 (Dam 9/29/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5421 (lost 1/20/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster on 17 January, 1943. Another, a Stirling at Midwolda on 5 May, 1943. A 2nd Lancaster on 14 May, 1943. A Stirling against the Essen raid on 28 May, 1943. A Wellington off Zandvoort on 12 June, 1943. A Halifax 2km NE of NE of Schwarmerhorn on 23 June, 1943. A "4 mot" at Raalte Holland on 13 June, 1944. His Wk# 5367 was shot down by Halifax return fire the night of 24-25 June, 1943 over Abbenes Holland, (recovered in October, 1992 by a Dutch Restoration Team). He and R/O Willi Knappe were thought to have bailed successfully, although wounded. Injured in an engine fire crash 29 September, 1943 in Wk# 5471 at Tietjerk Holland, one other WIA and one KIC, both not named (Bf 110 Loss List). Werk # 5421 crashed at Oude Biltzijl Holland, 7 km N of the Leeuwarden airfield on 20 January, 1944 (DeSwart). Magnus & Boiten, 10 victories. Alternate spelling: Pfeifer.
1406 Pfeil, KarlLt12/15/19151/StG-1 (Jonsvatnet) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5386 "A5 + JH" (lost 4/19/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp While on a recon mission on 19 April, 1940, Pfeil made a force landing on a frozen lake, Nedre Fliplingsvatn due to technical problems. The ac turned over but both crew were unhurt. When they began to walk to shore, a local shot Pfeil and he died next day. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Gerhard Winkels was taken prisoner. Pfeil was buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1407 Pflüger, KarlFw9/1/1916Öschelbronn, Bayern4/KG-26 (Sola) He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 4/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 28 April, 1940; sd by Skuas of No. 800 Sq., crashed at sea at Kjorsvika, in Map Quadrant 6 Ost/7331 by Molde. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Hans Träumner (geb 4/7/17 Leipzig) Observer; Uffz Gerold Simdorn (geb 12/5/18 Oldenburg) R/O and Ofw Jakob Best (geb 6/11/11 Ramsen) Flt Engr.. (Source: Luftwaffe Loss Report per Fritz Braun). Added: The Skuas were piloted by Navy pilots, Lt. G.E.D.Finch-Noyes, Lt. E.Taylour and Petty Officer H.A. Monk. Remaining He 111 crew (Missing at Sea, comm at Kiel-Laboe): Hans Träumner, Uffz Gerold Simdorn and Ofw Jakob Best. Pilot, Fw Pflüger buried at Trondheim-Havstein, Norway, Row 7, Gr 52 (D.Drury).
1408 Pfneisl, Ernst OttoLt12/29/1919Vienna1/KG-51Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6616 (lost 4/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 A pril, 1942 when his ac was sd by AA fire over Novorossiysk, Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Robert Apel, Obs; unnamed R/O and Uffz Karl Prell, Gnr.. Lt Pfneisl is not in the VDK records, but is understood to be buried in a grave in Novorossiysk, Russia (D.Drury).
1409 Pfüller, Helmut Karl HeinzOfw278/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 7 May, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 11 June, 1943. Two MiG-3s and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 11 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (both m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 S of Wjasma on 7 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) S of Jarzewo on 8 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 SE of Yelnya on 19 August, 1943. Three DB-3s and an Il-2 (m.H.) in the Dyatkovo area on 24 August, 1943. A Yak-7 60 km N of Vitebsk on 10 October, 1943. A Yak-9 at Gomel on 22 October, 1943. Two Yak-7s at Radul on 30 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 10 November, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 28 victories.
1410 Pichler, JohannMaj1/12/1908Friedbach2/KG-27 He 111-H-6 Werk # 7069 "1G + SK" (lost 4/26/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew, 26 April, 1942, when their ac collided with another ac from KG-27, piloted by Ogefr Heinz Stute. Both ac crashed 12km south of Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukraine, where they are all buried. Remaining crew: Obstlt Dr Karl Töpke, Obs; Ogefr Erwin Gerber, R/O and Fw Paul Lindberg, Flt Engr. Their graves are understood to exist at Kirovograd, not yet transferred to a military cemetery, and commemorated in the Kirovograd collective cemetery. No VDK burial match for Obstlt Töpke (D.Drury).
1411 Pieper, KurtFw2/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 124 "F8 + FK" (lost 11/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 November, 1942; failed to return from a mission north of Iceland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Johannes Möckel, Co-pilot; Uffz Karl Wissner, R/O; Uffz Karl Kreft, 2nd R/O; Ogefr Hans Möller, Gunner and Uffz Wilhelm Heck, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1412 Pierke, Hans WernerUffz2(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1071 "4U + FK" (lost 7/24/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Karl Wilhelm Karras and two other unnamed crew at Haifa-Port Said, Alexandria 24 July, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1413 Pietsch, RudolfUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311035 (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1943; operational mine accident east of Bätsfjord (Syltefjord) at Map Quadrant 37 East/0139. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Walter Harter, Observer; Ogefr Bernhard Müllejans, R/O; Gefr Hans Schnitt, Mech and Ogefr Karl Keppler, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1414 Pinz, KarlOgefrSG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 11017 (lost 11/29/43)Dive Bomber operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 29 November, 1943 by enemy fighters in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 2929. Ju 87 Loss List
1415 Piper, Karl HeinzOfhr3/NAGr-1 (Tactical Recon, Reich Def West)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 230500 "Black 65" (lost 2/11/45)Observer Operational ClaspMIA after his G-6 crashed at Volkel Holland on 11 February, 1945, cause unknown. (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List)
1416 Pipke, KarlLt9/1/192114/JG-76 (9/44), 16/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 781281 (dam 9/11/44), Bf 109G-10 (lost 1/1/45 at Döllwitz) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 in the Sternberk (Nysa-Perov) area on 17 December, 1944. Pilot disposition 1/45 unknown. WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat 5km north of Eisenach.
1417 Pleitz, WilhelmFw10/2/1915Halberstadt4/KG-2 (7/40)Do 17Z (damaged 7/7/40), Do 17Z-1 Werk # 3272 "U5 + CM" (lost 11/22/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 November, 1940, shot down near Newhaven, East Sussex. Made a forced landing at Boulogne on 7 July, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. over the Channel. None of the crew were injured in the crash. Added: On 22 November, 1940, he was sd by Hurricanes of No.253 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Raymond Duke-Wooley, P/O Guy Marsland and P/O Alan Eckford. The ac crashed at Tarring Neville, N of Newhaven, Sussex and exploded on impact, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Josef Treffert, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Weinhold, R/O and Fw Gustav Otterbeck, Flt Engr.. Three of the deceased are buried at CC, Blk 4, Row 4: Pleitz Gr 44, Treffert Gr 45 and Otterbeck Gr 43. Gerhard Weinhold's remains could not be identified and he has no known grave (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1418 Plötz, SiegfriedOblt9/27/1915Nowawes/Teltow12/NJG-6 (Kitzingen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180683 "2Z + MW" (lost 12/2/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot and crew reported killed at Karlsdorf Bruchsal 2 December, 1944, no further detail. Remaining crew (killed): R/O Uffz Heinrich Schweer (geb 3/12/1922 Duisburg) and Gnr Ogefr Karl Brandstätter (geb 5/17/1920 Dombirn). Added: LOCS indicates the crash happened in the vicinity of Bruchsal, 18km NE of Karlsruhe
1419 Plücker, Karl-HeinzOblt42JG-1, 3/JG-52 (7/43), 2/JG-52 (1/44), 1/JG-52 (5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18598 "White 4" (lost 5/10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 May, 1944; shot down by flak 4 km NNE of Grigoriopol, 130 km NW of Odessa. His first known victory, an Il-4 on 5 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 18 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 20 August, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 23 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 August, 1943. A P-39 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 September, 1943. A Yak-1 on 21 September, 1943. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 24 September, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 27 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 10 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and two Yak-1s on 6 January, 1944. Two Yaks on 8 January, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 16 January, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 January, 1944. A P-39 on 27 January, 1944. An R-5 on 11 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 13 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 10 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 20 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 March, 1944. A P-39, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 15 April, 1944. A P-39 on 17 April, 1944. A P-39 on 25 April, 1944. A P-39 on 29 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 2 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories.
1420 Plundtke, Karl HeinzFwStab/KG-100He 111H-3 Werk # 6884 "6N + BA" (?) (lost 7/3/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 3 July, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: The ac, believed sd by a fighter, was from Stab/KG-100; the crew from 2/KG-100. Remaining crew: Oblt Helmut Schmidt, Obs (MIA); Ofw Herbert Bothe, R/O (KIA, bur Yssel BQ/6/146); Ogefr Helmut Junge, Flt Engr (KIA, bur Westerland Blk V, Gr 133) and Ofw Friedrich Grass, Gnr (KIA, bur Yssel CT/1/25). Pilot Fw Plundtke MIA (D,Drury).
1421 Plunser, KarlHptmStfkpt Erg/JG-26, Stfkpt 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (3/42)Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-3/U3Fighter Operational ClaspPlunser transferred out of JG-26 in July, 1942.
1422 Podbielski, Friedrich FranzOblt9/KG-4 (7/40), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (10/40 Channel)Ju 88A-1 (lost 7/29/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6129 "5J + ER" (lost 10/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 27 October, 1940 after being shot down by a Lewis Gun Crew of the 54th Searchlight Regt, crash landing at Manor Farm, Duggleby, near Malton. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Heier, Observer (POW), Uffz Karl Kidrowski, wireless operator (POW) and Uffz Oskar Piontek, gunner (KIA). Piontek was either thrown clear or jumped from the AC before it came to rest, and was critically injured. He was freed from the underside of the tail section by both his crew members and members of the local Home Guard, working together to save a human being. He subsequently died of his injuries and is buried in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. He lost an earlier Ju 88 which crashed at Schiphol Holland on 29 July, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
Cannock Chase
1423 Podstensky, KarlUffz11/20/1918ViennaI/JG-1Bf 109G or Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspReported killed in January, 1945 in the East, no further detail, no known grave (M/deWolf).
1424 Pogarell, KarlGefrFFS A2AVIA FL.3 Werk # 56597 "DQ + MF" (interned briefly 7/16/44)Pilot Badge (Student ?)While on a solo training flight on 16 July, 1944, he became lost. Running low on fuel, he put down at the Bern-Beundenfeld airfield where he was held overnight and permitted to fly back to Germany the next day (D.Drury).
1425 Pohl, ReinhardUffz1(F)/124 Kirkenes)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0755 "G2 + GH" (lost 11/12/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 November, 1941 during an operation against the Murmansk railway, cause unknown. Crash location Lumbowka Bay, Jokanga. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Karl Klaus, Observer; Uffz Wilhelm Keck, R/O and Gefr Hans Urbaneck, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1426 Pohle, Karl HeinzObltStatzen2/KG-4 (1/42), 5/KG-4 (7/43), 5/NJG-4 (12/44)He 111H-16, He 111H-6 Werk # Unk "5J + HN" (lost 1/30/42), Ju 88G-1 Werk # Unk (lost 12/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/26/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 4 December, 1944; shot down at Hasewinkel, buried Gütersloh. He was MIA briefly, 30 January, 1942, reported lost in Pl.Qu. 13 Ost/5512, cause unknown. DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
1427 Pohlmann, KarlLt1Stab II/JG-53 (2/44 Reich Def), 8/44 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410676 (lost 2/25/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780788 "Black <3 + -" (lost 8/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed by partisansI after crash landing 15km west of Romilly on 23 August, 1944. WIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat near Strass, most like from return fire from his B-24 victim; officially, "resaon unknown" (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 8 km NE of Strass on 25 February, 1944.
1428 Pohlschmidt, KarlUffz8/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + JS" (lost 7/31/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 31 July, 1944 at Le Mesnil, France (another source suggests the location was Gavre), cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Wolfgang Schubert, Obs; Uffz Heinz Wischers, R/O and Ogefr Wilhelm Möller, Gnr.. No knowngraves (D.Drury).
1429 Pöhner, KarlUffz6/14/19226/JG-300 (Löbnitz)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682257 "Yellow 16" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 due to "enemy action" at Slezsko, Poerov, CZ., no further detail on the JG-300 Loss List.. Buried Brno Cem, Blk 79C, Row 10, Grave 658.
1430 Ponec, Karl HeinzLt10/31/191994/JG-3 (Fr), Stab II/JG-3 (Med)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5765 (lost 5/8/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8571 "Black 3 + -" (lost 2/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 February, 1942 after being shot down by a Maryland of RAF No. 69 Sq and ditching 5km off Agrigento Sicily. Shot down by a Spitfire, with injuries, and ditches N of Gravelines on 8 May, 1941; pilot returned. He claimed 9 Russian victories. Alternate spelling: Ponez.
1431 Pöppinghaus, ErnstLt7/24/1919Düsseldorf8/KG-1 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6232 "V4 + ES" (lost 4/7/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 7 April, 1942 at Staraya-Russa, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Rieger, Obs; Gefr FranzHermes, R/O and Gefr Eugen Fischle, Gnr. The VDK lists the crew as not yet transferred to a military cemetery. They are believed buried at Bolshiye Gorby, Russia, about 16km away from Staraya-Russa (D.Drury).
1432 Porath, KarlUffzFlugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B-34) (Kastrup)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 397 (70% damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspInjured in a training crash on 26 November, 1943 at the Kastrup airfield when the AC overturned on landing, no cause given. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Polack, R/O (KIC) and Pilot Fw Karl Binder, injured. Polack was buried in the Kobenhavn Bispebjerg Cemetery on 30 November, 1943, and transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1433 Postl, KarlLt8/16/19193 (Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-6 Werk # 4912 "1H + GL" (lost 4/2/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 April, 1942; sd by British fighters over the North Sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Herbert Schliebe, Observer; Uffz Hans Jakob Weimer, R/O and Uffz Jakob Kurth, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1434 Prager, KarlObstltKdr 5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1257 "F6 + VN" (lost 4/13/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA while serving as Observer for pilot Fw Heinz Schuster 13 April, 1943; entire crew failed to return from a mission east of Lake Ilmen (Ju 88 Loss List & Wiki Luft Data).
1435 Prang, Karl HeinzOblt2/14/1913Erg St./KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1088 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 September, 1943; landing accident at Kemi. Source: D. Stankey.
1436 Praschl, Alfred KarlFw6/14/1919ViennaIII/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0136 "CE + IA" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 22 July, 1942 at Bordeaux-Merignac, 8 KIA (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, per H. Breuer). Added: He was killed when his ac collided with another Fw 200C-4, piloted by Hptm Karl Han Weymar, killing eleven airmen. Praschl is buried in the German War Cem., Berneuil (Fr), Blk 4, Row 19, Gr 931. Remaining crew (all buried Berneuil, Blk 4): Uffz Kurt Mayer, Co-pilot, Row 19, Gr 927; Uffz Herbert Gruber, R/O, Row 20, Gr 977; Uffz Fritz Pfortner, Flt Engr 1, Row 20, Gr 991; Flg Anton Steinmetz, Armorer, Row 19, Gr 913; Uffz Helmut Talke, Flt Engr 2, Row 20, Gr 970; Gefr Alexander von Winkler, Gnr 1, Row 17, Gr 803 and Gefr Heinz Weihbrauch, Gnr 2, Row 18, Gr 865 (D.Drury).
1437 Preeg, KarlFw8/JG-26, Stab I/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7141 "Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 March, 1943 when he was shot down in "Green 3" S of Staraya, S.U. by Russian fighters. He was thought to be flying with Major Seifert for evaluation at the time of this encounter.
1438 Preiss, OswaldOblt9/9/19186/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2892 "5K + BP" (lost 11/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 November, 1940; hit by flak over England; crashed near Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, on a mission to Coventry. He buried Loughborough War Graves Plot, Comp 345, Grave 2. Remaining crew (KIA & all in Loughborough, Comp 345): Obs Fw Karl Dilthey (2/21/1908, bur Grave 3); R/O Uffz Günter Kuhner (4/11/1919, bur Grave 4) and Gnr Ogefr Wilhelm Wellenbrock (11/12/1919, bur Grave 5C).
1439 Preisser, KarlOgefr1919BärndorfFlugzeugführer in a Bomber UnitBomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1943. Death Card information.
1440 Preu, Karl Heinz BobLt3Stab/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.; 7/42 Comiso)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 (Trop) Werk # 6676 (10% dam 7/7/41), Bf 109F-4(Trop) Werk # 7525 "<3 - + -" (lost 7/27/42)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/7/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 July, 1942 either by AA fire or RCAF No 249 Sq. pilot, P/O George Beurling at Lavalett, Malta. WIA 7 July, 1941 in the left arm by SB-2 Soviet bomber return fire, making an emergency landing at Dubno South (Prien). One known victory, a Hurricane northwest of Insel Malta on 26 December, 1941. Another was a Hurricane downed 4 February, 1942. Downed a Spitfire V over Malta on 7 July, 1942. Magnus, 8 victories.
1441 Preuss, KarlOfw12/JG-54Bf 109E & F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 8 September, 1941.
1442 Preyer, KarlLt3/31/19216/KG-2 Do 217 Werk # 4528 "U5 + EP" (lost 5/17/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew at Grand Champ, France on 17 May, 1943, cause unknown. Remaining crew (deceased bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2): Ogefr Werner Lauenroth (geb 4/22/1922 Magdeburg, bur Gr 165); Ogefr Michael Hefwunckel (Inj) and Uffz Walter Beckmann (geb 11/10/1921, Gr 164). Pilot Lt Preyer buried Grave 163 (absa3045).
1443 Prinz, KarlLt7/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144438 "V4 + 9R" (lost 6/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1444 Pröbst, MaxOblt3/12/1914IngolstadtStab I/KG-53He 111H Werk # 6808 "A1 + JK" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940; sd by a combination of flak, and then attacked by French fighters of GC III/7 & GC I/8. The ac crash landed near Trondes (Dept Meurthe-et-Moselle), and was set onfire by the crew. Remaining crew (all POW's briefly): Obstlt Karl Mehnert, believed to be the Obs; Ofw M.Winter, Ofw G.Müller and Fw F.Kempgens. Oblt Pöbst buried in the War Cem. at Reillon, Blk 1, Row 23, Gr 1347 (D.Drury).
1445 Prüger, WalterHptm12/12/1914Wilhelmshaven1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606 (39-40), 2/Kü.Fl.Gr-606 (4/41), Stfkpt 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (3/42 Malta)Do 18, Do 17Z-3, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140187 "7T + KK" (lost 7/6/42) RK(1/5/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 6 July, 1942 over Malta. Apparently sd by Spitfires from No. 603 Sq.. The ac came down off the south coast of Sicily. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Karl Kubetzki, Obs and Ofw ValentinDaus, Gnr.. One remaining crewman, Uffz Walter Pfeiffer, R/O, although WIA, was rescued by sea rescue (Ju 88 Loss List & Kaiser RK book).
1446 Psenner, KarlUffz1(F)/33 (S.U.) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0819 "8H + AH" (or "DH + ES"/Ju 88 Loss List) (lost 7/4/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Walter Neupert and two other unnamed crew near Orscha (Orsha (or Opwa), Belarus, 4 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: the two unnamed are Fw Richard Schütze, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Lucas Kässenich, Gnr (MIA). The code "8H + AH" matches 1(F)/33. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1447 Puff, KarlLtNAGr-2 (Med)Bf 110G-3 Werk # 5394 "J8 + GL" (lost 9/17/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 September, 1943 at Korfu, probably due to flak. His Obs, Lt Johann Ahlbrane, also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1448 Püls, KarlObltI/StG-5Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5863 (90% damaged)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 30 April, 1942 during a takeoff accident at Kirkenes during an operational flight. His R/O, Ofw Willi Respondek, was also injured. Source: SIG Norway.
1449 Puschmann, Karl FriedrichOfhrStab/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161180 (lost 4/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Dedeldorf, near Uelzen. Source: L. Wiegels.
1450 Puschstein, HeinzUffz8/KG-26He 111H-4 "1H + ?S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940: sd by British fighters, crashed at sea off the coast of County Durham or Northumberland (D.Durham). Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Wolfgang Burck, Observer, Uffz Hans Karl Klug, wireless operator, Uffz Hans Hofmann, mechanic and Uffz Karl Lotz, gunner.
1451 Pütt, Karl HeinzFw7/13/1923Velbert, GermanyJG-106 (2/43), JGr-Süd, 2/JG-51, 15(Sturm)/JG-3 (44), 4/JG-3Bf 109G( 2 damaged in trng), Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/44), Fw 190D-9(last two weeks of the war) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
After HS graduation, he worked for one week in the FW factory at Bremen. Then drafted into the Signal Coprs before entering Luft training. Flew his first combat mission in 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge, 24 December, 1944, he made a force landing in another A-8 on the Autobahn south of Bonn. Forced to bail from his A-8 in August, 1944 when he lost oil pressure and his engine failed, suffering internal injuries. He was hospitalized for several months, during which time, his parents received his death notice! He was wingman for Wilhelm Moritz and Oskar Romm. Witnessed Oskar Romms fiery crash on 24 April, 1945. He also flew a few missions as wingman for Gunther Schack, Kdr of IV/JG-3 at the time, and Werner Schröer, also Kdr IV/JG-3 in February, 1945. His "Swartz Mann" (Mechanic), Ofw Hans Langenkamp. Ended the war by riding to Westerland in northern Germany, avoiding POW Camp. A Mechanical Engineer in Germany, he emigrated to America in 1954, retiring in 1986. A comrade of Emil Daniel, now living in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Changed the spelling to the "Americanized" Puett in the U.S..
1452 Pütt, Karl HeinzUffz316/JG-3 (8/44), 13/JG-3 (3/45), 16/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-39 on 16 March, 1945. His 3rd, a Boston on 18 April, 1945. This is most likely Karl Heinz Pütt in the previous record, although he did not tell me of his three victories when I contacted him.
1453 Putzer, KarlOblt1/KG-3 (S,U.)JU 88A-4 Werk # 6685 "5K + HH" (lost 5/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at an undisclosed location on 16 May, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1454 Quaritsch, Karl HeinzLt98/JG-53 (4/42 Sicily; 6/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 10068 "Black 9 + I" (lost 6/14/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 June, 1942, when he failed to return from a mission between Tobruk and El Adem. They were attacking a convoy offshore, when they engaged in aerial combat with P-40s of SAAF No. 5. Magnus. His first victory was a Spitfire over Malta on 20 April, 1942. His second was another Spitfire 2 km south Ta-Venezia Malta on 24 April, 1942. A P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh vicinity on 30 May, 1942. Yet another Spitfire of RAF No. 112 Sq., piloted by P/O Wilson (POW), at Meitfel el Chebir on 1 June, 1942. Later this same day, he was shot down but managed the crash land in Axis territory. A Hurricane southwest of Fort Acroma on 5 June, 1942. Claimed two P-40s "seriously damaged" on 7 June, 1942. A Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq. near Bir Hacheim on 10 June, 1942. A P-40 on 14 June, 1942, his last victory. Alternate spelling: Quäritsch.
1455 Rabe, KarlOfwII/LG-2, I/Sch.G-1Hs 123, Bf 109E-7/U1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1456 Rabenau, Hans Bodo vonLt5/24/19183/SKG-210 (6/42), 13(Z)/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5547 "LN + MR" (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1942; shot down at Murmansk. Remaining crew (both retuned): Uffz Karl Schröder, R/O and StbFw Hans Kuhnke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1457 Radon, Otto KarlObltStfkpt 7/JG-6Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211049 "Yellow 1" (dam 2/8/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 February, 1945 during aerial combat, belly landed near Sagan. Alternate spelling: Radom
1458 Raisinger, KarlGefr12/9/1920Baden bi Wien Austria43/JG-77 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-3 "GH +DR" (dam 9/14/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5104 "Brown 13" (lost 10/25/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 October, 1940 after belly landing his E-model at Harvey's Cross, Iford, Lewes, Sussex England when he suffered engine and radiator combat damage during a Jabo escort mission to London. His "Brown 13" was later put on display displaying one bent propeller bearing witness to his enforced dead-stick arrival (Weal). Crash landed his "GH + DR" at Marquise, no cause reported, pilot OK. His first victory, a Hurricane S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. Flugbuch.
1459 Rakemann, ErichFw1(F)/22 (Banak)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 088 1101 "4N + LH" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1943; operational crash off the northern coast near Rolfsoe, Finland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Karl Scheitterlein, Observer; Ogefr Werner Heinz, R/O and Uffz Herbert Klaus, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: All are buried at Botn, Rognan (Flyvrak Norway).
1460 Ramin, Wilhelm2/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300391 "4D + CK" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured while making a force landing by Telgte, Münster on 21 January, 1944. Remaining crew: Ogefr Bruno Reetz, Observer (KIA); Gefr Heinz Saft, R/O (WIA; and Uffz Karl Hersperger, Gunner (WIA). Jager Blatt 2/2004.
1461 Ramm, Karl-HeinzEMJG-54 (8 May, 1945)Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational Clasp
1462 Rammelt, Karl HeinzMajor6/10/1914Nebra Sachsen464/JG-51 (5/42), Stfkpt 4/JG-51 (3/43 N.Africa), Kdr II/JG-51 (6/43)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12808 (force land 9/3/42), Bf 109G, & G-2 (Trop in Africa) in 4 Staffel in 42, Bf 109G-6 Werk# 160717 "<<"(lost 12/28/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163356 (5/44 Italy), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780887 "Black <<+" (WIA 12/23/44) RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the Schweinfurt Raid. On 28 December, 1943, he was forced to bail with wounds from Wk# 160717 after being hit by B-24 return fire over Padova. On 23 December, 1944, bailed for the 3rd time north of Sturovo, Hungary (now Slovakia, D .Drury), with serious wounds, from Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780887 "<<" over Hungary, after downing a B-24. After this incident, he did not return to combat duty. 450 missions including numerous low level attacks. 11 bombers. One known bomber victory, a B-17 35 km NNE of Frankfurt on 14 October, 1943. 18 victories in the East. His 1st known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 12 June, 1942. A double Soviet victory, both Il-2s on 5 July, 1942. A Soviet triple on 5 July; two Pe-2s and an Il-2. A Pe-2 on 10 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 13 August, 1942. Numerous victories in N.Africa. One known Balkan victory, a B-24 100 km NE of Craiova on 5 April, 1944. A B-24 at Radomir on 24 June, 1944. Another B-24 on 15 July, 1944 at Stalati. Another Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 October, 1944. A B-24 on 6 December, 1944. A Boston III and an La-5 on 8 December, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 21 December, 1944. Deceased 13 May, 2009 Fürstenfeldbrück (P. Bastin).
1463 Range, WalterOfw12/13/1912CaldenStab II/KG-27He 111P Werk # 2862 "1G + CC" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 May, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.600 Sq., piloted by F/O Robert S. Woodward, and crashed at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Dillinger, Obs (KIA); Uffz August Habesreiter. R/O (KIA) and Ofw Hans Laube, Flt Engr (Bailed & POW). The deceased ar buried at CC/8/1 as follows: Ofw Range Gr 6, Uffz Dillinger Gr 5 and Uffz Habesreiter Gr 7 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1464 Rapp, KarlObltWekusta 1/Ob.d.L. (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430804 "D7 + FH" (lost 8/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1943 after aerial combat with Beaufighters of RAF No. 604 Sq., 130 miles northeast of the river Tees. Repeated attacks caused the port engine and wing to become engulfed in flames and Rapp attempted to ditch in the North Sea. The AC hit water and bounced once and then exploded and sank in seconds. Remaining crew (all MIA): Reg.Rat Otto Krug, Observer, Uffz Alfred Schulz, wireless operator and Fw Otto Kühle, mechanic. Per "Air War over Denmark, Kühles grave is the only known grave, as he washed ashore on the Danish northwest coast on 7 October, 1943, and was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 14 October, 1943.
1465 Rascher, GeorgUffz6/KG-53 (4/40 Ödheim)He 111H-2 Werk # 6818 "A1 + GP" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August. 1940: attacked by fighters during a raid on Radlett, Hertfordshire, he ditched the ac at sea off the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The entire crew rescued from their dinghy and taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Roempert, Obs; Uffz Hans Wagner, R/O; Uffz Arthur Schall, Flt Engr & Uffz Gustav Keuerleben, Gnr (D.Drury).
1466 Rasp, KarlUffz4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171479 "Green 9" (lost 8/20/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Dammartin. He bailed safely.
1467 Rassloff, KarlUffz19182/KG-53He 111H-5 Werk # 3550 "A1 + CK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 May, 1941 after being brought down by a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq. after their bombing attack against Glasgow and Clydeside. After shaking the Defiant, with his port engine damaged and the wing root on fire, Rassloff turned toward France, but seeing he could not make it, returned to England to make a force landing at Morpeth, where uninjured, they were captured. Remaining crew (all POW): Gefr Emmerich Lernbass, Observer, Uffz Karl Simon, wireless operator, Gefr Walter Schmidt, mechanic and Gefr Heinz Quittenbaum, gunner.
1468 Rath, KarlOgefr2/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300080 "5K + DK" (lost 7/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 88254 after being hit by flak 25 July, 1943 (Ju 88 Loss List).
1469 Rätzer, KarlOgefr8/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27062 (lost 10/22/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 October, 1943; crashed near Amiens after combat.
1470 Raucheisen, KarlLt2/14/1920Ingolstadt4(F)/123 (Rueck Staffel)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10246 "White 7" (lost 12/17/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 December, 1942 after he was shot down over the Channel, 3 miles off St Catherines Point, by two Hawker Typhoons of RNAZ No. 486 Sq.. Both Raucheisen and Oblt Rueck were skimming the water top when they were attacked and crashed into the Channel, and continue to be MIAs. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
1471 Rauer, KarlMaj8/7/1913Linz/Donau3/KG-53 (5/39), Stfkpt 11/KG-53 (3/41), Stfkpt 1/KG-53 (2/42), Kdr I/KG-53 (4/43)He 111H RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold w/pendant
In the Spring of 1946, the British military filed charges against Rauer, claimimg that in March 1945, a downed English airman was murdered in his area of responsibility as Air Base Cmdr at Hopsten. Deceased 7 May, 1946 at Werl under unexplained circumstances (P. Bastin & Kaiser RK book).
1472 Rauhmacher, KarlOblt4/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140431 "4D + DM" (lost 12/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 14 December, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1473 Rave, Karl HeinzLt18/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) SE of Pretzsch on 29 May, 1944.
1474 Rechberger, KarlLt512/NJG-3 (Grove De.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750500 "D5 + AX" (35% damaged 11/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(11/4/43)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 November, 1943 during the attack on his 5th victim, hit in the thigh by its rear gunner, Sgt Reggie Ingray. One known victory, a Wellington at Neinburg on 27 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 4 September, 1943. Another Lancaster on 9 October, 1943. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Hannover, same day. A 5th, a Stirling AA-B of RAF No. 75 Sq. at Kallerup, southwest of Thisted, on 4 November, 1943.
1475 Reckin, KurtLt9/8/1923Berlin3/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260198 "3E + CL" (lost 11/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 November, 1943; during a mission to Southampton, the AC was seen to approach Kilmington from above seven miles south of Frome, flying low under cloud base. It circled a woods, and after releasing some bombs, reduced height and crashed into the ground at Church Farm, Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire. The AC blew up on contact, scattering debris over a large aea. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Walter Overhoff, Observer; Uffz Karl Heinz Siegler, R/O and Uffz Karl Weisskamp, Gunner. Alternate spelling: Recklin.
1476 Redlich, Karl WolfgangMaj12/13/1914Hamburg37 2. J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1/JG-27 (5/40), Luft. General Staff, Kdr I/JG-27 (5/44) Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-1 "Black 6x121 in J/88, Bf 109E-7/Trop "White 1 (7/41 in 1/JG-27), Bf 109G-6/U4 Wk# 441468 (lost 5/29/44)

Spanish Cross (6/6/39)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)

EP (10/26/40), EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (6/19/41)
KIA on 29 May, 1944 in aerial combat with B-24 bombers, crashing 3 km west of Melk (K. Rieder), near St. Pölten. 1 bomber. His first victory, a Battle over Tongeren, 11 May, 1940 while in 1/JG-27. His 2nd, a Hurricane over Charleroi, 16 May, 1940, also in 1/JG-27. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 29 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire W of Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 5th victory, a Morane 406 at Foret de Compiegne, 5 June, 1940, while in 1/JG-27. Nos.6 & 7, both Fairey battles, one at Provins, the other at Montmirail on 13 June, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire SE of London on 7 September, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane at London on 9 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Sevenoaks on 27 September, 1940. A Hurricane southeast of El Adem on 23 November, 1941. His 37th victory, a B-24 N of Sankt Pölten on 29 May, 1944. All victories in the West, including 26 in the Desert; 4 victories in Spain. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories including 2 in Spain. Added: Burial War Cem Sankt Pölten Hauptfriedhof, Austria, Grp 3, Blk 3, Row 7, Gr 202 (D.Drury). AKA (Also Known As) Johann Wolfgang Redlich (VDK).
1477 Rehak, KarlFhjFw9/6/1924110/JG-27 (6/44), 13/JG-27 (1/45 Reich Def)Bf 109K-4, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490702 "White 10 + ~" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 presumably by the intense AA fire over Melsbroek airfield. His G-10 crashed northeast of Panningen Holland (DeSwart). Buried Ysselsteyn, Block CH/6/137 (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 in the Lisieux area on 14 June, 1944.
1478 Rehkopf, KarlFw2/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5823 (lost 2/16/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 February, 1942 at Wolnowa due to bad weather.
1479 Rehm, KarlOfw2/StG-3Ju 87R-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1480 Reich, KarlOfw4/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2709 (lost 6/12/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 12 June, 1942; crashed at Bjelgorod, no further detail. Bf 110 Loss List
1481 Reichardt, KarlHptmKdr I/StG-101 (6/43)Ju 87DDive Bomber Operational Clasp
1482 Reiche, Karl OttoLt4/KG-3Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1483 Reiche, Karl OttoUffz5/12/1912Zicherndorf2(F)/22Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430115 (lost 6/28/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 28 June, 1942, near Taganrog, on the Sea of Asov, circumstances unknown. Uffz Reiche is known to have dies in the Luftwaffe Hospital at Taganrog. Remaining crew: Lt Fritz Kraft, Obs; Uffz Günther Stemmler, R/O and Ogefr Wilhelm Emrich, Gnr. The deceased are remembered in the memorial book at Krasnodar-Apscheronsk, Russia (D.Drury).
1484 Reichel, FriedrichOfw4/KG-3 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1268 "5K + HM" (lost 10/2/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 2 October, 1941, when his ac was lost due to unknown cause at Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Ofw Felix Gwidziel, Bomb Aimer; Fw Willi Welsch, R/O and Ogefr Karl Heinz Lange, Gnr. Only Ofw Gwidziel is listed by the VDK, as MIA, and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Duchowschtschina, Russia (D.Drury).
1485 Reichelmann, ErnstOfhr3/Kü.Fl.Gr-906 (LZ-Amt 2/XI (See) Travemünde)BV 138C-1 Werk # 310043 "K6 + CL" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 5 August, 1942; missing 8 km south of Väröy during a non-operational flight, no further detail. Remaining crew: Uffz Bernhard Wollf, R/O (MIA); Uffz Karl Heinz Haugwitz, 2nd R/O (KIA, bur Trondheim Havstein, Row 8, Gr 33) and Ofw Heinrich Straub, Mech (MIA). In addition, the following passengers were also listed: HptFw Ewald Berger (KIA, bur Trondheim Havstein, Row 8, Gr 41), Ogefr Gustav Hreschich (KIA, bur at Narvik, Blk 8, Row B1, Gr 27) , Uffz Toni Kremer (MIA) and Uffz Elmer P.Berry (MIA). The MIA's are believed missing at sea. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
1486 Reichert, KarlUffz4/4/19216/SG-151 (Prossnitz)Fw 190F-8 Werk # ? (lost 10/13/44)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 13 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Hranice na Morave CZ.
1487 Reichmann, HansLt2(F)/Ob.d.L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1195 "T5 + AM" (lost 2/22/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA at Stalingrad 22 February, 1942, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Shot down by a Soviet fighter on a mission to Stalingrad. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Martin Paul Karl Hartmann, Obs; Gefr Siegfried Bamessel, R/O and Gefr Heinrich Heilemann, Gnr. Fw Hartmann and Gefr Heilemann are the only names found on the VDK database, and are commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rossoschka, near Volgograd (D.Drury). NOTE: Wk# 1195, previously in another Recon Unit (pilot Fw Werner Hahne, 27 July, 1941), seems to be a recording error. Two Ju88D-1's with the same Werk # highly irregular.
1488 Reidel, WilhelmUffz3/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7294 (lost 12/31/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 31 December, 1941; Collided with Lt Karl Hofmann in another F-4/Z, Werk # 7289crashing at Gela, killing both pilots. No mention if it was an operational flight. Source: Jochen Prien
1489 Reif, KarlUffz5/JG-300 (Löbnitz)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681844 "Red 7" (lost 12/17/44 Near Meseritz/Vsetin/Czech.) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat over Meseritz/Vsetin, CZ. On the JG-300 Loss List, there is also a "+" suggesting that he may have been KIA or DOW at a later date. Alternate spelling: Rief.
(Added Pietrzak Youngs)

A-8 WNr 681844 'Red 7' shot down on 17 December 1944. Pilot Uffz. Karl Reif was seriously injured
1490 Reif, KarlLt3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Atlantic) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1552 "M2 + ML" (lost 1/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 25 January, 1942; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 600 Sq. (S/L Archibald D.M. Boyd & F/Lt Alexander J. Glegg, radar oper) off Lands End, UK (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Bruno Wensl, Obs; Gefr Herbert Baumbach, R/O and Uffz Otto Thom, Gnr (D.Drury).
1491 Reimers, RolfOblt3/23/19201/KG-66Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140603 "Z6 + GH" (lost 11/43), Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330690 "Z6 + ??" (70% dam 8/11/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 11 August, 1944; overturns on landing at Montdidier after returning from a mission. He hit freshly filled bomb craters, causing the accident. Remaining crew (WIA): FhjFw Georg Schallers, geb 7/7/1922, Obs and Uffz Johann Konrad, geb 8/12/1920, R/O. WIA 7 November, 1943 when he crashed in the Montidier area after being attacked by two fighters. He jettisoned his bombs over Egon. R/O Uffz Karl Schneider, geb 10/10/1920, was able to bail, but became unconscious and was unable to deploy his chute. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz Hermann Bünnermann, geb 4/28/1920, Obs and Lt Fritz Tittel, geb 6/11/1918, Signals Offz. Source: B.Bines.
1492 Reinbacher, Karl4/EJG-Ost, III/JG-77, KG-15 (2/43)Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Vosges area on 9 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. Deceased 14 December, 1999.
1493 Reinberg, KarlUffz12/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330197 "Blue 13" (lost 12/23/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332934 "Blue 10" (lost 3/11/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 March, 1945, cause and location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Münstereifel (Bf 109 Loss List).
1494 Reinhardt, KarlUffz8/KG-54He 111P "B3 + 5R" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1940 after his engines were heavilly riddled by attacking Hurricanes and MS-406s of GC III/1. He made a force landing at Merendree, where all were take prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): Lt Ludwig Heppe, Obs; Willi Reinhardt, R/O and Uffz Gerhard Geppert, Mechanic. Wings to Victory
1495 Reiss, KarlLt34/JG-2 (12/41), 1/JG-2 (8/42)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Boulogne area on 8 December, 1941. His 2nd, a P-40 on 13 December, 1941, no location. Another Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
1496 Reith, HelmutObltI/KG-40He 177A-1 Werk # 15175 "BL + FE" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 15 July, 1943 northwest of Uelzen, cause not given. Remaining crew(KIC): Uffz Robert Dierke, Observer; Ofw Max Pongratz, R/O; Fw Willi Gehrling, Gunner and Ofw Karl Heinz Petersen, Mechanic. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
1497 Reitmeyer, EngelbrechtUffz1/KG-26 (Kemi)He 111H-6 Werk # 4357 "1H + BH" (lost 12/31/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 31 December, 1941 shot down during an operation near Murmansk. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Karl Berghof, Observer; Uffz Siegfried Langwitz, R/O and Uffz Han Kanser, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1498 Reitmeyer, ErnstFw12/20/1919Pettenbach Austria183/NJG-5 (10/43), 1/NJG-5 (2/44), 3/NJG-5 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 110C & F, Ju 88G-6 (lost 3/16/45; Halifax return fire at Ullstadt (Bav.), 50km W of Erlangen, all crew bailed safely. Last operational loss of I/NJG-5 per Jorg Helbig)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Potsdam, 23 October, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" E of Berlin on 1 September, 1943. Another, a Stirling 24 km S of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" NE of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A Halifax at Potsdam on 20 October, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" on 29 December, 1943. A Lancaster on 15 February, 1944. Two "4 mots" in the Nürnberg area on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Orleans on 5 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. A Lancaster at Ligny-en-Barrois and two additional "4 mots" at Joinville/Rolampont on 13 July, 1944. A PS-84 the night of 24-25 October, 1944. Two PS-84s on 14 December, 1944. A DB-3F on 20 December, 1944. Magnus Report, 22 victories. His victories may be as high as 23. His R/O, Ofw Karl Schweidler (all 23 victories) and his Gunner, Uffz Albert Bär; Reitmeyer deceased 6 November, 1998 in St Leonard Austria (Source: Jorg Helbig). Alternate spelling: Rietmayer.
1499 Rempp, KarlLt3/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5485 "L1 + LW" (lost 6/2/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1942; crashed near Njal-Jaervi after being shot down by fighters over Murmansk. His R/O, Ogefr Werner Sämann, was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
1500 Renner, KarlLt8/KG-40 He 111H-3 Werk # 6891 "V4 + GK" (lost 5/6/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew the night of 5/6 May, 1941 over England, no further detail. Added: During an armed reconnaissance, their He 111 accidentally crashed into the Irish Sea off Anglesey in NW Wales, due to a failed maneuver. Two members of the crew, including the pilot, were rescued and taken prisoner, two others missing. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinrich Schmidt, Obs (MIA); Uffz Johann Wittmann, R/O and Gefr Edgar Koch, Flt Engr (MIA). No VDK matches (D.Drury).

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