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1501 Benz, HansUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/As Werk # 785633 "Black 12 + I" (lost 12/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1944 in a training accident near Hesepe.
1502 Benz, KurtMajKGzbV-500, III/JG-110Ju 52, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-110
RK(4/23/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1503 Benz, OttoOblt5/8/1921113/JG-53 (Nellingen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461516 "White 3" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945; collided with another Bf 109, Wk# 784993, piloted by Uffz Herbert Maxis (KIA), near St Remy, N of Metz, during the attack on the Metz/Frescaty airfield during Operation Bodenplatte. No known grave.
1504 Benz, SiegfriedLt10/17/1924Nagold106/JG-26 (joined 7/44), 2/JG-26 (10/44), 6/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210188 "Black 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by a German fighter of III/JG-1 who mistook the D-9 for a Tempest! Although he was waggling his wings as the recognition signal, he was shot and crashed at the edge of a field near Eupen Belgium and exploded. Buried Düsseldorf, Block 112/P/135 (Rosseels). One known victory, a P-38 at Beauvais-Clermont on 25 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 in the Emmerich-Nijmegen area on 17 September, 1944. His 5th victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 Sq. at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. His 6th, a Grasshopper L-4 shot down near Düren on 16 October, 1944. A 7th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 25 September, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 27 September, 1944. A 9th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. A 10th, an Auster III SW of Düren on 16 October, 1944.
1505 Benz, WilliObltAufkl.Gr.unitJu 188E, Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1506 Benzien, KonstantinUffz3/3/1919Mogilev, Belarus4/JG-27 (Wiesbaden Erbenheim FP)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410298 "White 6" (lost 12/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspA White Russian volunteer, KIA 11 December, 1943 at Uithuizen, by Nijtap/Opeinde, Netherland (near Groningen). Jager Blatt article. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Buried at Ysselsteyn Cemetary as an "unknown", he was later identified when positive ID of Friedrich König was discovered in August, 1999 by a Dutch Recovery Team. Only these two were KIA at this location on this date, but identification could not be determined at the time, since König could not be found. Added: Uffz Benzien positively identified 7/2022; buried Ysselsteyn AR-3-58 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Courtesy Richard Schoutissen



1507 Laub, K.Uffz9/KG-2 (2/42 Achmer)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5348 "U5 + ??" (30% dam 2/18/42)Bomber Operational ClaspEntire crew safe 18 February, 1942 when their ac crashed at the Schiphol airfield, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Uffz H.Werner, Obs; Uffz Guessefeldt, R/O and Uffz H.Hammelmann, Gnr (SGLO).
1508 Benzinger, AdolfUffz13/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1634 "Brown 6" (lost 11/27/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1940 during aerial combat with Spitfires of Nos. 74 and 41 Sqs., crashing at Crundale House Farm, Crundale, Kent. His first victory, a Hurricane over the English Channel on 24 September, 1940.
1509 Benzna,LtSpain115(Span)/JG-51Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 at Kholm on 27 December, 1942. (All OKL)
1510 Bepperling, HansUffz8/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2380 (lost 10/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 October, 1943 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 15516.
1511 Beran, FriedrichOgefr4/28/1920Ld.Kdo.65Kl 35D Werk # 2032 "BG + SN" (lost)Transport/Liason Operational ClaspKIC 26 September, 1943 while towing targets for flak practice, he crashed into an uninhabited house in Oddesund. The AC caught fire, and thus also the house. German troops puled the two crewmen from the wreckage, both had perished. The Flight Engineer this date was Ogefr Helmut Gries (geb 9/29/23). Both were buried in the Lemvig Cemetery on 1 October, 1943, Beran in Grave and Gries in Grave 11. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1512 Beran, HansFwII/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490622 (lost 3/11/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 March, 1945, cause and location not reported.
1513 Berapt, TheodorUffz12/JG-300Bf 109G-14/A (lost 9/18/44 in the Geldern area)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1514 Berbecker, ErnstOblt6/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5139 "3Z + AP" (lost 10/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 16 October, 1940; crashed at base after returning from a night mission. Another entry suggests it was Wk# 7094 "3Z + AP" crashing at Neufchatel (Ju 88 Loss List) All else matches!!!
1515 Berben, Karl HeinzFw13/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8385 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/1/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 September, 1942 near Imayd, during aerial combat with British fighters near Imayd. Mombeek. Known to have made a force landing between Fuka and Mersa Matruh on 27 June, 1942, although no combat occured, reason unknown. One known Desert victory, a Hurricane II of either RAF No. 33 or 213 Sq. in the Mukheisin area, southwest of El Hammam on 27 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Berban.
1516 Berber, Oblt26/NJG-1 (8/42), NJG-2Bf 110E-1 & 2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One 18 August, 1942, he downed a Stirling and a Wellington, both into the sea.
1517 Berberich, EgonHptm6/17/1913III/StG-1 (1/41), 7/StG-1 (4/43)Ju 87D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/24/41), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
1518 Berberich, JosefUffzKG(J)/6 (3/45 CZ.)Bf 109G Werk # 150908 (lost 3/16/45)Pilot BadgeAircraft reported lost 16 March, 1945 at Kut.Hora, pilot disposition unknown, no futher detail (KG(J)/6 Loss List)
1519 Berbert, WilliGefr4/Sch.G-1Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141126 (lost 9/9/43)Assault Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown 9 September, 1943, after his ac was hit by flak north of Krasylivka, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
1520 Berbig, ReinhardLt8/SG-77Fw 190F-8 "Black 10" (lost 4/18/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 18 April, 1945; Berbig collided with Gefr Linders and was first buried in a garden in Spremberg, and later in the Soldiers Cemetery at Halbe.
1521 Berchem, Hans vonObst6/15/1905Stfkpt 3(F)/11 (9/39), Stfkpt Erg/Aufkl.Gr.d.Lw.(7/40), Kdr NAGr-12 (4/42)Hs 126, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
1522 Berchtold, ErwinUffz2(F)/22 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430579 (lost 7/11/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Hermann Sattler and two other unnamed crew 11 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1523 Berckemeyer, RolfUffzI/JG-27, 14/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165320 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 June, 1944 during a ground support mission S of Bayeux. Mombeek. Alternate spelling: Berckemeier.
1524 Bercza, WernerFw9/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 161193 "Yellow 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 at Standensen/Uelzen
1525 Berdelmann, HerrmannUffz21/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165061 "White 15" (lost 8/24/44 at Stribrec (Silberlos) Czech.], Bf 109G-14 "White 9" (44 Herbst), Bf 109G-5 Werk # Unk "White 2" (7/44 Furth)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat while attacking Liberators at Stribrec CZ with 15th AAF aircraft (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Krefeld on 13 September, 1944. Added: He survived the 24 August, 1944 activity by parachuting with minor injuries (F.Braun).
1526 Berendes, G.FwStab/KGzbV-12 (5/40 Störmede) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "G6 + ??" (lost 5/10/40) Wound Badge, Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Ypenburg airfield, shot down by AA fire, pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Fw Berendes was WIA and returned to his unit. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz A.Schneider, R/O (POW) and Uffz L.Welticke, Mech/Gnr (Ret'd) (SGLO). This may be Gebhard.
1527 Berendes, GebhardOfw8/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5604 "F1 + NS" (lost 5/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Djelli 11 May, 1943, probably due to enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
1528 Berendes, HelmutLt17/JG-3 (3/45)Bf 109G-14 & Bf 109K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a P-39 on 3 March, 1945.
1529 Berendorf,Hptm14/JG-300Fw 190A-8
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 SW of Budapest on 27 July, 1944.
1530 Berendt, RolfLt15/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491376 "Yellow 11 + ~" (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat in the Vörden area. Alternate spelling (may be): Behrendt.
1531 Berens, Ernst GüntherObltII/KG-76 (6/43 Germany), Stfkpt 5/KG-76 (4/44-6/44 Brussels) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141249 "??" (70% dam 6/1/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "F1 + AN" (lost 6/17/44), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (lost /28/44) DK-G (1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 28 June, 1944; sd with severe wounds by AA fire over Vire France, and hospitalized in Paris. WIA 17 June, 1944; his ac reported lost in the Cherbourg vicinity, cause unknown (LOCS). Pilot and one other unnamed crew injured when he overturned on landing at the Ansbach airfield on 1 June, 1943 due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List)
1532 Beresch, FranzLt7/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8536 "F1 + FR" (lost 11/23/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 23 November, 1941 when they failed to return from a mission in the area of Bologoye, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Saul, Obs; Ogefr Karl Brand (or Prand), R/O and Ogefr Max Gronthaler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1533 Berg,FwJGr-25 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27101 "DP + JU" (lost 11/13/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 13 November, 1943, cause and location not reported.
1534 Berg, Uffz37/NJG-3 (Kastrup 5/43)Bf 110G-4 "D5 + DR" (lost at sea)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 30 May, 1943 during an attack on an English ship, when the AC engines were hit by flak, forcing Berg to ditch in the sea off Skagerak Denmark. He and an Instructor at BFS-4, Ofw Wirths, were on a calibration mission when they spotted the ship and decided to attack. Both were rescued at sea, however, Wirths was hospitalized for a month due to his injuries. Berg was uninjured (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a "Boeing" at K. Hillinge on 21 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling at Taagerup Denmark on 29 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 4 km NE of Dühnen by Cuxhaven on 25 July, 1943.
1535 Berg, Achim vonLt22/JG-2 (5/43), 8/JG-2 (9/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470010 (lost 9/23/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Aumale. One known victory, a B-17 II along the French coast on 17 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling 19 km SW of Lisieux on 17 September, 1943.
1536 Berg, AlbertUffz114/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 October, 1944.
1537 Berg, AlfredFw4/JG-53Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1531 "White 3 + -" (lost 10/28/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 28 October, 1940 after aerial combat over England, force landing at Haywards Heath. He bailed safely without injury. Source: Jochen Prien. This may have been "White 4". Both "White 3" and "White 4" were described in the JG-53 Chronicles. White 3 seems correct, as it shows up elsewhere.
1538 Berg, Ernst Helmut Fhr. vonMaj4 Kdr I/JG-233 (11/38), Kdr I/JG-51 (5/39 Eutingen), Kdr III/JG-26 (11/39-7/41), RLM Staff Pos. Ar 68, Kl 35, Bf 109C, Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Von Berg, a former Cavalry officer, had proved to be an ineffective combat leader and a poor pilot, and was replaced in June, 1940 by Adolf Galland. Berg had no further combat assignments after being replaced. V. Berg was nick-named "Propeller Killer". His first victory, a Hawk-75A northeast of Antwerp on 11 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire I west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, a Hurricane and a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940.
1539 Berg, HeinrichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530718 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 365FG NE of Cochem. His body was found in August in his AC, buried in the mud, on the bottom of the Mosel River.
1540 Berg, Heinrich von "Fritz"Uffz4/13/1920Schauben10(Jabo)/JG-26 (Channel) Fw 190A-3/U3 Werk # 2240 (lost 8/19/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a Spitfire, after he had bombed a ship off Dieppe. He landed on Drucat, examined his damaged AC, # 2240, and took off again, and crashed 4 km N of Hesdin, before reaching Wizernes. Added: He is buried in the Ger War cem Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 9, Gr 338 (D.Drury).
1541 Berg, Heinz OttoOfw257/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), 9/JG-77 (Romania 4/44)Bf 109F-4 in JG-52, Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 161377 "Yellow 8" (25% dam 4/15/44, combat Copacene, pilot OK) in JG-77
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 21 May, 1942, Berg and Zwernemann were escorting an Hs 126 on a recon mission NW of Izyum, when they were jumped by rocket-firing MiG-3s. Berg took and engine hit and bailed and was being shot at by the Soviets, when Hermann Graf came to his rescue. He managed to return to his unit, to fight another day. Seems like he and Zwernemann were good enough friends that Berg followed Zwernemann to JG-77. 3 Bombers. Berg was one of four Ploesti defenders to down a B-24 on the raid, 4 April, 1944. On his aircraft was painted the slogan, "Ill find you for sure". Victory count may be as high as 38 (Magnus).
1542 Berg, Herbert vom (von?)Hptm6/13/19115/KG-40He 177A-3 Werk # 535433 (or 535443) "F8 + BN" (lost 11/21/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 November, 1943 when his ac was damaged by AA fire from an escort vessel, HMS Calder. The ac put down in the sea, north of Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. The escort vessel was providing cover for convey's SL139 & MKS30. Remaining crew, four buried in Cuacos de Yuste, Row 3: Fw Alfred Büthe, Gr 46; Uffz Alfred Hartmann, Gr 44; Uffz Georg Hippe, Gr 45; Fw Willi Stegner, Gr 42 and Uffz Josef Pelters (MIA) (D.Drury).
1543 Berg, KarlFw25/JG-4 (9/44), 15/JG-4 (1/45)Fw 190A-8, Bf 109K-4 Werk# 331418 "Yellow 3" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945; Operation Bodenplatte, after his strafing attack on Melsbroek airfield near Brussels. Shot down by either a P-47 or AA fire. Mombeek MIA List. No known grave. One known victory, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 NE of Alzey on 12 December, 1944.
1544 Berg, KonradLt4/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144085 "F1 + NM" (lost 7/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Avola 30 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1545 Berg, Paavo David PateHptmFinland10LeLv-26 1/40), Kdr 1/LeLv-32 (6/41 HyvinkMS.406, CU Hawk 75A #13663 "CUw-553" "White 3" (9/41), Hawk 75A "CUw-570" (lost 11/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 November, 1941 (H. Breuer)
1546 Berg, RudolfFw177/JG-3 (5/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk# 7504 "White 10 + I" (lost 3/28/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 March, 1942; shot down by a LaGG-3 by Novgorod, southeast of Staraya. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim during the French Campaign on 21 May, 1941, south of Calais. Mombeek MIA List. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 17 March, 1942. A Pe-2 on 20 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 March, 1942. An I-61 4 km S of Ramanschowo on 23 March, 1942.
1547 Berg, vonOblt13/JG-300 ("Herrmann")Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg" at Remscheid on 31 July, 1943.
1548 Berg, Walter vonFwII/NJG-3Bf 110C & DNight Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1942 when hit by return fire from a British Wellington. He and R/O Fw Walter Heidenreich were able to bail out, but his chute did not open. Heidenreich survived.
1549 Bergau, FriedrichUffz1/KG-2Do 217E & KEP(6/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Source: Honor Goblet Award List by W. Vermeer.
1550 Berge,LtI/KG-54 (Sicily)Ju 88A-4 (lost 3/2/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 March, 1943 during a night operational flight near Pozzalo Sicily. Information found on Missing Aircrew Report of Oblt Vogl found on documents at Collectors Guild. This could be Oblt Hans Berge if he may have returned after the March 1943 MIA incident.
1551 Berge, sicOblt13/NJG-2Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Gandelsheim on 14 October, 1943.
1552 Bergeest, HarryUffz6/26/19227/NJG-2 (2/44 Gilze-Rijen) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 720321 "R4 + BR" (lost 2/16/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIFA the night of 15/16 February, 1944; his Ju 88 crashed at the Twente Holland airfield, blinded by Twente searchlights during his landing approach. Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Gefr Alfred Artmann (7/12/1922) and Engr Ogefr Horst Bühring (12/19/1921). All buried Ysselsteyn Block Q, Row 10,: Uffz Bergeest Gr 237, Ogefr Bühring Gr 238 and Gfr Artmann Gr 239. (DeSwart & Lost Aircraft Report).
Ysselstein, Holland
1553 Bergel, HeinzLt12/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720054 (dam 12/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured during an emergency landing 15 December, 1943 at the Fassberg airfield due to a fuel shortage (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a "4 mot" 50 km SW of Berlin on 24 March, 1944.
1554 Bergemann, HansHptm10/20/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140017 "M2 + KK" (lost 7/3/42) Observer Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew 3 July, 1942; made an emergency landing at Odlings Farm, Aswardly, Lincolnshire after being damaged by Spitfires of No. 303 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
1555 Bergemann, HeinzLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + KR" (lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 May, 1940 when they were hit by flak, and exploded when they crashed into the Waal. Remaining crew (pos unk): Fw August Herb, Uffz Walter Haiges and Flg Hermann Müller, no further detail (DVL Loss List).
1556 Bergen, Erich vonOblt48/ZG-26Bf 110D Werk # 3396 "3U + HS" (lost 8/31/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after aerial combat between Colne Point and Clacton. His unnamed gunner also POW (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 27 May, 1940, no location. Nos. 3 & 4, both Spitfires over England on 10 July, 1940.
1557 Bergen, Hubert vonUffz1II/NJG-1Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 1 September, 1943.
1558 Bergen, Karl FriedrichHptm Aufkl.Gr.-121 (9/39), Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L (4/41), 3(F)/Ob.d.L (to 6/43), Stfkpt 3(F)/Ob.d.L (6/43) Ju 88D-1, Do 215B-4 Werk # 0093 (dam 4/25/41), Ju 290A-5 Werk # 110177 "9V + DK" (lost 2/16/44) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 16 February, 1944 with his entire crew when they were sd into the Atlantic, west of Ireland. They were downed by two Grumman; Martlets of FAA 811 Sq., piloted by Lts E.S.Erikson & W.C.Dimes, flying off the escort carrier HMS Biter.Remaining crew: Oblt Kurt Baumgartner, Co-pilot; Lt Martin Glöckhofer (or Glöckelhofer or Glöcklhofer), Obs; Reg.Rat Candidate Werner Cordes; Lt Gottfried Beninde; Ofw Heinz Felleckner; Fw Heinz Schacht; Ofw Ludwig Ebner; Uffz Jakob Daniel; Ogefr Josef Neubauer and Ogefr Karl Zinke. Oblt Bergen was injured in an emergency landing at Belgrade-Semlin airfield, Yugoslavia, cause unknown. A passenger, believed to be his observer, a Hptm Artmann, was on the flight, his disposition unknown (D.Drury).
1559 Berger,Ofw26/ZG-1Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-25 at Pointe du Raz on 24 September, 1943. A 2nd, a B-25 on 8 October, 1943.
1560 Berger,Uffz18/NJG-1Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 8 km NW of Groningen on 23 May, 1944. This could be Egon Berger, later in NJG-5.
1561 Berger,Uffz12/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500069 "Blue 9" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Meckenheim.
1562 Berger,EM3/SG-1 (late war)Fw 190F-8 & F-9Assault Operational ClaspPictured and labeled in a Gerhard bergman photo album.
1563 Berger, Oblt62/NJG-3Bf 110G-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" near Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A triple victory the night of 9-10 April, 1944; 3 "4 mot" in the Grove-Ebsjerg area. A "4 mot" N of Schleswig on 23 April, 1944.
1564 Berger, AchimLt1/KGr-806 (S.U.)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2369 "M7 + EH" (lost 7/12/41)
KIA 12 July, 1941, probably due to flak, location not reported, remaining three unnamed crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List)
1565 Berger, AdolfOblt Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196 (2/41) Bordfliegergr-196 Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0129 "6W + ON" (lost 2/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 February, 1941; sd into the sea by a Whirlwind of No. 263 Sq., piloted by P/O K.A.G.Graham. The ac crashed SE of Dodman Point, Cornwall. His Observer, Lt .z.See, Hans Erich Hirtz (geb 7/23/1917) was KIA and buried at CC, Plot 7, Row 5, Grave 119. P/O Graham was killed by Ar 196 return fire. Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
1566 Berger, Alfons AliObltStfkpt 1/KG-51 (Rostow 1/43)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4092 "??" (lost 1/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 27 January, 1943 after being attacked by enemy fighters at Jegorslykekaja (Ju 88 Loss List)
1567 Berger, BrunoLtStab/KG-2Do 17, Do 217Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 10 July, 1941 near Orsha S.U. by a MiG-3 flown by Soviet pilot Lt. Mikhail Chunusov of 402nd Fighter Aviation Regt.. Pilot and crew disposition unknown.
1568 Berger, ErnstUffz8/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142343 "??" (lost 2/22/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Piacenza 22 February, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1569 Berger, FriedrichObltSalzburg7NJG-3, 3/NJGr-10 (7/44)Fw 190A-5 & 6, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713494 (lost 7/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 July, 1944. Oblt Berger crashed in his Ju 88 by Chateau Salins. He and Uffz K. Dirlewanger perished. One known victory, a "4 mot" N of Rotterdam on 21 July, 1944.
1570 Berger, FriedrichUffz14/JG-300Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150720 (lost 4/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 April, 1945; crashed in a forest in Reubach, no cause reported.
1571 Berger, FritzHptm5/25/19131Stab II/NJG-2 (10/44 Köln-Butzweilerhof)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713635 "4R + EC" (lost 10/19/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-1 sd by flak at Wiers 19 October, 1944. He, and his R/O Uffz herbert Anders bailed safely w/o injury. His Gnr Uffz Reinhold Leuze bailed with wounds (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a "4 mot" at St Dizier on 19 July, 1944.
1572 Berger, GeorgOblt18/JG-5 (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 NE of Hamingsberg on 17 March, 1944. Although this victory is credited to a Georg Berger, it may very well actually be Horst Berger, also an Oblt in 8/JG-5 at the same time, with two victories this same date!
1573 Berger, GüntherOfhr3/13/19238/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-14/AS "Red 3 + -" (lost 9/29/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Neustedt/Gemmersheim, bailed safely. Deceased 11 February, 1997. Jager Blatt Obit.
1574 Berger, HansObstltStfkpt 4(H)/13 (5/40), Kdr Aufkl.Gr.-30 (7/40-2/41), Kdr Koluft Pz.Gr.-3 (2/41-9/16/41Hs 126B, Fw 189AObserver Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L. DeZeng
1575 Berger, Hans G.Lt10/9/192382/JG-1 (joins 6/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (12/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (1/45), 2/JG-1 (4/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-4 "White 10" (? % dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530374 "White 1" (lost 11/29/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340016 "White 3(dam 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171596 "Yellow 8"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 November, 1943 by "4 mots" return fire near Delmenhorst; bailed safely. An Operation Bodenplatte pilot, he was one of few successful; his eighth known victory this date, 1 January, 1945, a Spitfire in the Ghent area. His 1st victory, as an Ofhr, a B-17 (HSS) on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His "White 10" overturned on landing at Ödheim after this engagement, pilot safe. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 24 January, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 10 km S of Chimay on 8 February, 1944. Shot down over France in Feb. 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 7th, a B-17 N of Kaiserlautern on 24 April, 1944. He witnessed the death of his good friend, Johannes Rathenow, being just to his left when Rathenows AC exploded on 3 November, 1943. Berger flew the He 162 in 2/JG-1 in March and April 1945. Survived the war.

1576 Berger, HeinzOblt7/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163600 "White 15" (lost 7/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Servenaia, baled safely (Bf 109 Loss List)
1577 Berger, HelmutLt12/JG-77Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 18 May, 1942.
1578 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stafkpt 8/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F "Black 14", Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.
1579 Berger, KarlFw7/KG-27He 111P-2 "1G + JR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1940 after crash landing his He 111 near Ingelmuster, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels.
1580 Berger, KurtUffz22/JG-5Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk# 441866 "Black 10" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 July, 1944; Aerial combat near Dieppe/Abbeville. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a P-51 at Serifontaine on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 14 July, 1944.
1581 Berger, LudwigUffz167/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13195 "White 8" (lost 5/12/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 12 May, 1942 after aerial combat at Koplink. Died in captivity 3 January, 1943. Magnus.
1582 Berger, LudwigUffz110/JG-1Bf 109F, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory (n.L.), a Beaufighter on 30 April ,1943.
1583 Berger, MartinFwIII/KGzbV-1 (Aalborg)Ju 52/3m Werk # 2810 "IZ + FT" (lost 4/17/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 17 April, 1940; the ac crashed on ice at Langevannet, cause not reported, killing the entire crew and seventeen soldiers. Remaining crew: Uffz Robert Kahr and Uffz Robert Schulz (Flyvrak Norway).
1584 Berger, PaulLt1/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4253 "F1 + EH" (lost 9/25/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew at Antolowsko-Rutschy 25 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1585 Berger, WalterLt113/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360165 "F8 + LX" (lost 11/1/42) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 1 November, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory. a Wellington shared with Kaltenbrünner at the Bay of Biscay on 29 September, 1942.
1586 Berger, WalterUffzII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 6/JG-26 (9/43)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57306 "Brown 8" (lost 9/6/43)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 6 September, 1943 in his "Brown 8" during aerial combat with a Spitfire 12 km NE of Poix.
1587 Berger, WalterOfw4/1/1912Thale2/NJG-6 Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713516 "2Z + QK" (lost 12/6/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 6 December, 1944; aerial combat with a Mosquito at Bad Homburg. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Walter Hermann (geb 1/28/1922 Sandberg)(KIA); 2nd R/O Uffz Emil Berneiser (WIA) and Gnr Ogefr Gerhard Steinmüller (geb 11/6/1924 Pfauen) (KIA).
1588 Bergerhof, KlausNJG-1, NJG-4 (3/41 to 4/45)Bf 110(all models)Night Fighter Operational ClaspFlugbuch.
1589 Bergermann, HansUffz36/JG-51 (3/43), 2/JG-51 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (wars end)Bf 109F(Trop) & G, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 680429(lost 7/18/44), Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9 in JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds after his 3rd victory on 18 July, 1944. He bailed successfully. One known Desert victory, a P-40 20 km northwest of Maknassy on 20 March, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 (e.v.) in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. Pictured with Emil Daniel and Karl Pruett at wars end, and identified by the Puett.
1590 Bergert, HeinrichOgefr4/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2523 "T6 + DM" (lost 9/26/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 26 September, 1943 at Aly Muntal due to enemy return fire. Ju 87 Loss List
1591 Bergfloth, JohannesOblt1 9/ZG-26 (5/41), Stfkpt 9/ZG-26 (5/42 Africa) Bf 110C, Bf 110 E-2 Werk # 3797 "3U + ET" (lost 5/27/42) EP (6/29/42), EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1942 when his Bf 110 took a direct hit from AA fire at Gazala. His gunner, Fw Schupfner, was also killed (Bf 110 Loss List). His one known victory, a Hurricane at Malta on 8 May, 1941 (Perry Claims). Alternate spelling: Bergfleth (Perry Claims).
1592 Bergham, ErnstLt6/1/19202/KG-3Do 17 Werk # 2537 "5K + AK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 October, 1940, crashing his Dornier near Hamme-Mille, buried Lommel, Block 49/179. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1593 Berghof,Lt17/NJG-1Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster at Mittelfüssen on 3 November, 1943.
1594 Berghoff, KarlBomber unitHe 111 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA, aerial combat. Nordland Defense (41-44). Source: Wings Palette-Pilots
1595 Bergholz, WillyUffzIII/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2676 (lost 2/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 February, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack at the Bahnhof Senod, his unnamed R/O WIA. Ju 87 Loss List
1596 Bergk, GerhardFw3/Fl.ü.G,-1 Süd (1/44) Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642536 "DX + BT" (lost 1/24/44) Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured after bailing from his 190 30km south of Paderborn while on a delivery flight, cause engine malfunction.
1597 Bergmann, E. WilhelmHptmStfkpt 3/ Kü.Fl.Gr-506He 115CBomber Operational ClaspPOW 16 September, 1940, when acting as Observer with pilot Clement Lucas, their He 115C was shot down by Naval gunfire during a torpedo run against shipping NE of Alnmouth. Lucas made a successful water landing and all the crew were picked up shortly thereafter.
1598 Bergmann, ErnstOblt6/2/1915Lübeck4(F)/Ob.d.L. (Sola) Ju 88D-6 Werk # 430067 "T5 + LM" (lost 2/17/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his Observer Oblt August Schaal and two other unnamed crew over Northern Scotland 17 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed crew were: Ofw Georg Besold and Fw Johannes Kaiser. All four KIC and buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The ac crashed into a hill at Fanafjell, E of Espedal, SE of Stavanger (Observer Loss List).
1599 Bergmann, FranzFw4/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4086 "3U + 6M" (lost 2/19/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 February, 1942 at Gshatsk, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
1600 Bergmann, GeorgOfw39/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4195 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 7/7/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Russian POW, 7 July, 1941. His fighter was rammed by a MiG-3 flown by Lt. Anatoliy Morozov in the Tigkina area. Morozov actually captured Bergmann after successfully bailing from the wreckage. His first known victory, a Blenheim in the Lanvik (Norway?) area on 31 July, 1940. Magnus Report, 10 victories.

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