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1501 Hakenjoos, WernerFw1I/JG-300Bf 109G-6 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito at Peenemunde piloted by F/O A.S. Cooke and D.A.H. Dixon, on 17 August, 1944.
1502 Halberstadt, HeinzUffz1Stabstaffel/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 NE of Goluboff on 29 August, 1943.
1503 Halfmann, Johann 'Hans'Fw11/4/1917137/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109 F-4, Bf 109G-2 "White 7", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15621 "White 11" (45% dam Katwijk 7/27/43), Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-5/R2 Werk# (150)585 "Blk 5"(lost) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 23 January, 1944 in Werk# (150)585 at Ludwiglust. On 6 March, 1942 at the Siwerskaja S.U. airfield, Halfmanns Bf 109F-4 "White 7", did a "Kopfstand" (headstand) and was 30% damaged. He also flew another F-4, "White 2". On 27 July, 1943, he was wounded and his Bf 109G-6 sustained 45% damage at Vogelsang near Katwijk. Soviet Ace, Lt. Yegor Novikov, of the 191 Fighter Aviation Regt. fell victim to either Halfmann or Ostermann on 17 Sept., 1941, in an I-18. Another Soviet victory, an I-26 on 11 October, 1941. An I-16 Rata over Siverskaya airfield on 2 January, 1942. He was flying wingman for Karl Heinz Kempf. An I-18 on 16 February, 1942. An I-18 on 15 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 June, 1942. A P-40 on 14 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. One known bomber victory, a B-17 on 19 May, 1943. Another, a Typhoon W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943.

Fw. Johann Halfmann's Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 15 621 'Weisse 11, 7./JG 54 at Katwijk, Holland 27 July 1943.
1504 Haller, GüntherLt5/17/1924301/JG-54 (10/43), Stab/JG-54 (8/44)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1190 "Black <3" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA15 August, 1944 by Neugut. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 10 October, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 22 October, 1943. A Yak-9 on 4 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 10 November, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 25 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 26 June, 1944. An Il-2 on 29 June, 1944. A P-39 at Polotsk on 3 July, 1944. Two Yak-9s NE of Kreutsburg on 7 August, 1944. A P-39 an an Il-2 on 15 August, 1944.
1505 Hamann, HansLt6/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140090 "L1 + HP" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Sardinia on 12 August, 1942 when he was shot down by Italian flak while returning from Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
1506 Hamann, HorstUffz7/6/19202 15(Z)/LG-1 (8/40), 6/JG-1 (8/42 Woensdecht) Bf 109E & Bf110 in LG-1, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5466 "Yellow 9" (65% dam 8/1/42) in JG-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 631 "Yellow 9" (lost 10/5/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 October,1942; Crashed northwest of Turnhout Be. while test flying his A-4 after repair. Buried Lommel, Block 49, Gr 77. His first known victory, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 13 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane W of Portland on 15 August, 1940. His "Yellow 9" was 65% damaged following an engagement with a Spitfire of No. 71 Sq., piloted by P/O R.S. Sprague, at the Woensdrecht airfield on 1 August, 1942.
Lommel, Belgium
1507 Hamer, JoachimLt357/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530321 "White 12" (lost 9/3/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1943 after suffering engine damage during combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 22469. One known victory, a Soviet IL-4 on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, a LaGG-3 a MiG-3 on 12 July, 1943. Two DB-3s, a Yak-1 and a LaGG-5 20 km SE of Mtsensk on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A MiG-3 on 4 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. Two LaGG-5s in the Dukhovshchina-Yarzevo area on 13 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Yelnya on 19 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-3 at Zarveno on 23 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 (m.H.) at Ssevsk on 29 August, 1943. Two Yak-7s in the Buda-Glushov areas on 30 August, 1943. Victory count is approximate (Magnus). Bowers/Lednicer, 30 victories.
1508 Hammel, KurtOblt1/19/1922Velbert20II/JG-5, 2/JG-77 (8/41 Norway), 8/JG-27 (10/43), 1/JG-77 (7/44 Italy), Stfkpt 3/JG-77 (4/45)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A, Bf 109G in JG-27, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163175 "White 8" (dam 7/14/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Modena (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Hudson at Lister on 30 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Beaufort SW of Egersund on 16 October, 1941. Eleven victories in JG-5. His 12th, a Beaufort near Ostküste Crete, 2 October, 1943. His 15th, a B-24 between Marburg and Agram (Zagreb) on 19 March, 1944. His 16th, a B-24 NW of Obdach on 2 April, 1944. His 17th, a B-24 10 km ESE of Raab/Györ on 13 April, 1944. His 18th, a P-47 over Italy on 27 May, 1944. His 19th, an La-5 on 21 April, 1945. His 20th and last victory, an La-5 on 2 May, 1945. Magnus Report.
1509 Hammer, Alfred "Martello"Hptm7/3/1921Karlsruhe26 4/JG-53 (11/41; 3/42 Med), 6/JG-53 (5/43 Sicily), Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (7/43; 1/44 Wien-Seyring, Reich Def, 12/44 Malmsheim), Kdr IV/JG-53 (1/45 to end) Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7412 (10% 3/28/42) & 7553 (dam 5/14/42; crash land, pilot OK),in 4 Stf, Bf 109G-2/Trop Werk # 10488 "White 5 + -" in 4/JG-53, Bf 109G-6/Trop "<2 + -" (Comiso Sicily), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18398 Wh 14 + -" (15% dam 7/10/43; crash, eng trouble SW of Gerbini, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6/R6 440190 "Yel 1 + -" (WIA 1/24/44, cabin hit by B-17 return fire at Linz, aircraft OK to return to base)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
271 escort missions around Malta before his first victory, 500+ total. Crashed his F-4 at Comiso Sicily on 14 May, 1942, after aerial combat with a Spitfire. Downed by Aust, Ace, John "Tony" Boyd (KIA same day, 5/14/42) of RAF No 185 Sq.. One known victory, his first, a Spitfire over Malta on 25 October, 1942. His 2nd, a P-38 20 km south of La Galite on 4 March, 1943. His 3rd, in Sicily, a P-38F 8 km south of Pantellaria on 9 June, 1943 in II/JG-53. His 4th, a B-26 on 4 July, 1943. His 5th, a P-40 on 9 July, 1943. After his 6th victory, his eng failed and he belliy landed G-6 #18398 "Wh 14" at Gerbini on 10 July, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 10 km S of Cilli on 7 January, 1944. A Piper L-4 at Dollot, W of Sens, on 23 August, 1944. A P-47 at La Petit Pierre/Voges on 28 September, 1944. His 15th, a P-51 at Verelise/Nancy on 2 October, 1944. His 18th, a P-51 at Rastatt, SW of Karlsrühe on 1 December, 1944. His 19th, a B-26 in the Ardennes sector on 24 December, 1944. His 26th, an Auster 4/14/45. During the evacuation of Tunis bridgehead in May 1943, he flew out 4 Ground Crew members, one by one. Survived. Deceased 12/23/97.
1510 Hammerl, ErnstUffz25/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire NNW of Le Harve on 26 August, 1940.
1511 Hammerl, KarlOfw8/15/1918Kienberg, Niederösterreich631/JG-52 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14540 "White 3" (lost 3/2/43)
RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/30/42)
EP(7/6/42)
Wound Badge

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 2 March, 1943 after force landing his G-2 behind Russian lines, 40 km ENE of Poltowa. He had been wounded in the encounter and reportedly died in the Russian POW Camp. One known western victory, his 1st victory, a Blenheim 70 km northwest of Borkum on 2 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Den Helder on 12 September, 1941. Most victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane 5 km E of Bolschoye on 29 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 11 August, 1942. An I-15 on 12 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 27 August, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 16 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 6 February, 1943. Two Il-2s on 28 February, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 63 victories.
1512 Hanagarth, AlfredUffz5/11/19236/JG-27Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412751 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/16/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1944; sd by a P-51 at Rauschenberg, bailed safely with injuries. Jager Blatt 5/1997. Deceased 27 October, 2003.
1513 Händel, HelmutUffz35/JG-27 (8/44), 7/JG-27 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 786517 (lost 2/25/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, a B-17 and a P-51 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. His 3rd, a Spitfire NE of Osnabrück on 25 February, 1945. WIA during this encounter (Bf 109 Loss List).
1514 Händel, JuliusUffz19232 10/JG-54 (5/44 S.U.), 13/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731714 "White 2" (lost 9/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 September, 1944; sd by a P-47 west of Kleve. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 at Koschmisga on 20 May, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. Still carried MIA by SGLO.
1515 Händler, MartinFw9/KG-26 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144141 "1H + HT" (lost 8/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, three other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1516 Handrich, GeorgUffz6/JG-3 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164936 "Black 6" (lost 8/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 August, 1944, cause and location not reported. Believed to be combat in the Sours/Chartres area with other JG-3 pilots this date.
1517 Handrick, Gotthardt 'Otto'Obstlt10/25/1908Zittau15 Kdr j/88 Legion Condor (1937-38), Stfkpt 2/J 88, Kdr I/JG-26(7/38), Kdr JG-26 (5/40-8/40), Kdr E/JG-2 (8/40-10/40), Kdr I/JG-28 (10/40-6/41), Kdr JG-77 (6/41-5/42), Kdr JG-5 (5/42-6/43), Jafu Mittelrhein (6/43-6/44), Kdr VIII Jagd Div.(6/44-6/45) Bf 109B-2, Bf 109D-1 "Black 6x56" in J/88, Bf 109D in EJG-Merseburg, Bf 109E-1 (9/39 Odendorf)
Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Winner of the modern Pentathlon in the 1936 Olympics. 5 victories in Spain. Adolf Galland replaced Handrick on 22 August, 1940. Channel pilot. He was also known to have served in JG-77 and EJG-Merseburg in October, 1940. Handrick finished the war, after many staff positions, as an Oberst in command of the 8th Jagddivision in Romania. Magnus, 2 victories in Spain. Bowers/Lednicer, 20 victories. Deceased 30 May, 1978.
1518 Handt, KurtFw1(H)/11Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2152 "6M + DH" (lost 8/6/42)OWound Badge
Observer operational Clasp
WIA 6 August, 1942; ac reported lost, cause and location not reported. His Observer, Oblt Kurt Meuer and a 3rd crewman also wounded; all returned. Obs Loss List
1519 Hangebrauck, Friedrich FritzFw7/JG-54 (12/44 Libau-Nord), 4/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680821 "White 16" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 18 August, 1944 by a "Schnellboot" (PT type), location unknown. Thybens wingman on 8 May, 1945, when the last JG-54 victory was achieved. He, too, carried two passengers from Libau, across the Baltic to British captivity. May also be spelled Hangebrauk.
1520 Hanitz, WilliOgefrII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172748 "Black 3" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 18 August, 1944; one of many of the New Growth pilots killed this date during aerial combat with P-51s of 315FS E of Amiens.
1521 Hankammer, Karl HeinzOfw19241 14/JG-54 (8/44 S.U., 12/44 Reich Def) Most likely a Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 9/1/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171064 "Blk 1" (lost 12/31/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) 31 December, 1944 after being sd by Typhoons in the Münster vicinity (Joerg Fried 2/2021). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944 (OKL Claims List). Shot down with wounds 1 September, 1944 by a Yak 9 over Map Quadrant 13377, bailing safely. His Grave marker in Friedhof Waldems-Reichenbach, indicates he was deceased in 23 April, 1945 at Rangsdorf, near Berlin, cause of death unknown (Joerg Fried 1/2021)
1522 Hannemann, EmilOfw9/23/1916Gaildorf7/TG-3Ju 52/3m Werk # 6820 "VB + UO" (lost 2/23/45)Transport Operational ClaspThe ac reported crashed Snezka, CZ on 23 February, 1945. Pilot, crew & passengers totaling 23 persons, KIC, cause unknown. Other known crew, Ofw Albert Linke, Ofw Otto Kloppmann (pilot of a 2nd ac) and Uffz Erich König (Nav of a 2nd ac) (F. Braun). Added: The cause of the crash was crashing into a mountain in a snowstorm, after getting off course. Remaining crew (the deceased bur Ger.War Cem, Brno, Blk 79D, Row 3): Fhr Willi Franz August Vaubel, Obs (bur Gr 216); Ofw Albert Link (or Linke), Mech (bur Gr 202) and Fw Max Ziemus, Base Fireman, (bur Gr 206). Ofw Hannemann buried Row 3, Gr 221 (D.Drury).
1523 Hannes, KarlOfw54/JG-2 (9/40), 5/JG-2 (8/41)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first, a Spitfire at Ashford on 4 September, 1940. A 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 15 September, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, both Spitfires over England on 26 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Le Touquet on 17 August, 1941.
1524 Hannig, HorstLt11/13/1921Frankenstein, Schlesien985/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.), 6/JG-54, Stfkpt 2/ JG-2 (5/43)Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7530 (lost), Bf 109G-2 (lost), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7134 "Blk 1" (lost 5/43)
RK(5/9/42)
EL(1/3/44Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)
EP(9/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 May 1943. Shot down by Spitfires at Roquancourt, near Caen, France. Critically injured, he fell to his death when his chute failed to open! While in JG-54, he lost two AC without wounds; the Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7530 "DR+YX" "Black ?" near Samoschje on 17 March, 1942 and another G-2 model "Yellow 4" on 28 September, 1942, location unknown. 90 victories in the East, 1 heavy bomber. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 at Lalutschje on 7 July, 1942. An Il-2 at Lytukkovo on 24 July, 1942. A Pe-2 SW of Krestzy on 2 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 9 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 10 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 17 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 14 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 October, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 5 November, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 98 victories.
1525 Hansek,UffzI/KG-40 most likelyFw 200C Werk # 0066 "DE + OO" (lost 8/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 19 August, 1941 after being shot down 650km south of Bantry Bay Ireland by a Hurricane of RAF No. 804 Sq. catapulted from HMS Maplin, piloted by F/Lt R. Everett. The crew of six were KIA. The Hurricane was lost due to no landing facility. (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, per H. Breuer).
1526 Hansen, ChristianFhr2/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # ? "Black 2" (lost 8/16/40)Wound Badge(8/16/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940; Shot down with wounds at Godshill, the Isle of Wight, and making a force landing on 13 August, 1940. Source: Jochen Prien
1527 Hansen, EnnoFw1/JG-301Fw 190A & Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1944 in aerial combat in France.
1528 Hansen, UlrichLtV/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360399 (lost 8/23/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew 23 August, 1943; ditched at sea due to enemy fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
1529 Hanshen, UlrichLt3/17/1922615/KG-40 (3/43 Atlantic), 3/ZG-1 (11/43), Stab III/ZG-1 (5/44)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360399 (lost 8/23/43) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750899 (lost 6/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 7 June, 1944; sd over the Channel during an escort mission (Magnus, H.Breuer & LOCS). Remaining crew (MIA, 6/7/44 mission): Ofw Fritz Quapp, Obs and Ofw Werner Herrmann, R/O (D.Drury). WIA 23 August, 1943 after being hit by B-24 return fire, and crashed at sea with his unnamed crew; rescued safely (Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 of 511BS on 23 March, 1943. A 2nd, a Sunderland on 12 July, 1943 (Bay of Biscay?). Another, B-24D (w.b.) of the 479th Anti-Sub. Grp on 23 August, 1943. A 4th, a Sunderland on 17 November, 1943. A 5th, a Beaufighter on 1 February, 1944 (under the name Lt Ulrich Hanschen & shared w/ Uffz Hänel). A 6th a 2nd Beaufighter on 11 May, 1944, no location (OKL). Alternate spelling: Hanschen & Hansen.
1530 Hantel, HelmutOblt6/6/19228/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6412 "3U + FS" (lost 8/24/43)EP(1943)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1943 when he collided with another Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5203, piloted by Lt Günther Schumann, during aerial combat north of the Frisian Islands, and crashed into the North Sea. Both AC and crews were lost. Pilot Hantel washed ashore on Vejers Beach on 30 September, 1943 and was buried at Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 21, in Esbjerg on 10 October, 1943. His R/O, Uffz Hans Glasche has no known grave. (The Bf 110 Loss list suggests that the "Bf (Glasche?) OK") Source: Air War over Denmark. His EP date from the EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
1531 Hanusch, FritzUffz8/JG-54 Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 680810 "Black 1" (lost) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 2 August, 1944 over St. Hilaire.
1532 Hanusch, FritzUffz3 Trng School, August, 1944, 6/JG-26 (joins 8/44) Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire at Beaumont-sur-Oise, SW of Criel, on 23 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 of 366FG near Mönchen-Gladbach on 1 March, 1945. His 3rd, a P-47 of 366FG at Wallach, near Wesel on 9 March, 1945.
1533 Happel,Uffz19/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. This could be Helmut, at wars end in NJG-10.
1534 Harbauer, Karl HeinzOfw1/24/1916Wunsiedel34/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2765 "White 1 + -" (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1940; Failed to retrurn from a combat mission over southern England, crashing at Walderslade, Chatham, Kent and buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 58 (M.Croft), cause unknown. One known victory, his first, a Hurricane "P-2618" from RAF No. 607 Sq., at Aische-en-Refail, Kreis Walloon, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane "P-2676" over Antwerp, 18 May, 1940. A Spitfire over Kent on 30 August, 1940.
Cannock Chase
1535 Harde, ErichFw1(F)/130BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310116 "8L + KL" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 30 August, 1943; failed to return from a mission at Nordishavet, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Joachim Hammerschmidt, Observer; Uffz Willi Giese, R/O; Uffz Gerhard Schreck, Mech and Ogefr Eugen Schmidt, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
1536 Harder, Hans Joachim JürgenMaj6/13/1918Swinemünde, Pommern65 Stfkpt 1/J88, IV/JG-132 (39), Kdr III/JG-53 (8/40 Sempy; 5/41 Channel), Kdr I/JG-53 (2/44 Maniago, It.), Kdr JG-11 (45) Bf 109B-1, Bf 109E(Sempy), Bf 109F-2 Werk #s 8085 (15% dam 5/4/41, pilot OK) & 9212 (35% dam 9/25/41), both "
RK(12/5/43)
EL(2/1/45)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/8/43)
EP(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
9 Bombers, one a B-24D northwest of Marettimo on 5 May, 1943. 47 victories in the West, including 16 in the Desert. Channel pilot. Harder made an emergency landing on 4 May, 1941 in his Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8085 "Black <0 at Maldeghem, inflicting 15% damage, and no injury to himself. Three days later, he was brought down by Flak in a JG-52 F-2 with no injury (Prien). 35% to F-2 Wk#9212 on 9/25/41. His first Channel victory, a Spitfire south of Bouckerque on 3 July, 1941. Killed 17 February, 1945 in a fatal crash in Wk# 784738 at Strausberg near Berlin. The cause was probably due to lack of oxygen. Harder was one of three Harder sons to become fighter pilots. All three were killed in action! His 40th victory, a Spitfire 25 km W of Albenga on 7 February, 1944. His 50th, a B-24 50 km S of Faenza on 25 April, 1944. His 55th victory, a P-51 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. Stationed at Mizil Romania in July, 1944. A triple victory, nos 59, 60 & 61, on 20 August, 1944; two Yak 9s and an Il-2 over Romania. His 63rd, a Yak 9 over Romania on 22 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 11 December, 1944. His 65th, an La-5 on 4 January, 1945. Photo
1537 Harder, HarroHptm11/28/191261(J)/88 Legion Condor, 1(J)/LG-2(9/39), Stfkpt 1(Erg)/ZG-210(10/39), Kdr III/JG-53(8/40 Villaze/Guernsey)He 70, Bf 108, Bf 109B-2 "Black 6x36" in J/88, Bf 109E-3 Bf 109E-3 "<< + I" (lost 8/12/40)
Spanish Cross-Br

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 12 August, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of No. 609 Sq. east of the Isle of Wight. His body washed ashore at Dieppe one month later. His brother, Jurgen, kept his memory alive, carrying the name "Harro" on all his 109s, before his own death in 1945, the last of three fighter pilot Harder brothers. 3rd highest scorer in Spain with 11 victories. One known WWII victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 in the Lubien area, 9 September, 1939. Nos.2, 3 & 4, all Spitfires S of Portland, near the Isle of Wight on 11 August, 1940. Nos. 5 & 6, both Spitfires (n.b.), E of the Isle of Wight on 12 August, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 33 victories including 11 in Spain. Added: He is buried in the German War Cem. at Champigny St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1229 (D.Drury).
1538 Hardt, KurtLt310/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.), 1/JG-51 (9/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2507 (90% dam 5/21/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550487 "White 8" (lost 9/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Jelnja. Injured in a crash on 21 May, 1943 at Orel-Sjablowo Russia due to engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Charkov on 23 August, 1943. Nos 2 & 3, a MiG-3 E of Borissovka and a P-2 N of Lapino on 31 August, 1943.
1539 Harheim, WalterUffz18/JG-51Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire at London on 18 August, 1940.
1540 Harigel, HeinrichLt4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822193 "3Z + BM" (lost 8/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 23 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1541 Harjes, WalterOblt7I/JG "Herrmann", 1/JG-300 (10/43)Bf 109G-6 (lost 1/23/44 at Aldekerk)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 January, 1944, crashing at Aldekerk-Geldern after combat with a Mosquito. One known victory, a B-17 II at Swinemünde on 17 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943. A 5th, a "4 mot" at Hannover on 18 October, 1943. Alternate spelling: Harjve (1/23/44 loss).
1542 Harmann, HeinzFw10/JG-53 (8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165639 "White 10 + I" (lost 8/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 in the Güstrow area.
1543 Hartig, AugustFw71/NAGr-4 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 189A, Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 E of Wodozkoye on 24 August, 1943. Nos. 2 & 3, both U-2s on 10 October, 1943. A 4th, a U-2 on 14 October, 1943. A 5th, an Il-7 300m S of Jsmoljanka on 10 January, 1944. A 6th, an R-5 on 3 February, 1944. A 7th, a U-2 on 18 April, 1944.
1544 Hartigs, HansOblt72/JG-26(2/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190A-4 "Black 9" (11/42), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170710 "Blue 6" (dam 8/15/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210931 "Blue 10" (lost 12/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 December, 1944, shot down over the Ardennes in "Blue 10", he was shot down and bailed safely, but captured near Carlsbourg, E of Florenville. He was downed by a P-51 flown by Lt George van den Heuvel of 376thFS, 361st FG, 8th AAF. WIA 15 August, 1944 during combat west for Field 111-Paris in "Blue 6". One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Saarbrücken-Koblenz on 29 January, 1944. Another, a B-24 "FO-69" on 24 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 at Foret Brotonne on 25 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at St Andre-de-lAure on 14 July, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 at Serifontaine on 26 July, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 6 victories.
1545 Hartkampf, HorstObltStfkpt 11/JG-54Most likely an Fw 190A-8 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1944 over Nasretsk. Report states "Ret." suggesting his body may have been returned for burial.
1546 Hartlieb, LotharUffz2/JG-52Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1940 after being attacked by Hurricanes and Spitfire while on an escort mission to Portsmouth. He crashed into the North Sea off Ramsgate. His body washed ashore on 15 September, 1940, and he was immediately buried at Haamstede. Source: Wings to Victory.
1547 Hartmann, Erich 'Bubi Boy'Maj4/19/1922Weissach, Württemberg352 I/JG-52, 7/JG-52 (11/42 S.U.), 9/JG-52 (10/43 Nowo-Zaporoshye), Stfkpt 4/JG-52 (10/44 Budors, Hungary), Kdr I/JG-53 (2/2/45 in Hungary) Bf 109G-4/R6 Werk # 14997 "White 2" w 7/JG-52, Bf 109G-6 Werk# 20499 "Yellow 1", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20485, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166221 "Yellow 1", Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "White 1 (10/44), Bf 109G-6/U3 "Black <<+", Bf 109K-4
RK(10/29/43)
Br(8/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/6/43)
EP(9/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
Germany's Leading Ace! 1456 missions, 825 air combats. 14 crash landings. EL 3/2/44. S 7/4/44. Russian POW. "Yellow 1" carried the motto, "Big Show". His first aerial battle was over the Caucasus Mountains in October, 1942, a near disaster! He climaxed the mission by crashing and destroying his AC. OKL shows his 1st victory as an Il-2 on 5 November, 1942. Five LaGGs on 1 August, 1943. Five LaGG-s on 5 August, 1943. 90 downed planes by the end of August, 1943. 148 by the end of October, when he received the RK. When he was Stfkpt 7/JG-52, he flew a G-6 "White 1" which carried the name of his wife Ursala, "Usch", as did his others. Five P-39s on 22 August, 1944. 11 victories on 24 August, 1944. Victory 348, a B-26 on 10 April, 1945. His 349th, a Yak-3 on 11 April, 1945. His 350th, a Yak-9 on 17 April, 1945. No. 351, a P-39 on 25 April, 1945. His last victory, a Yak-9 in the Brno area between 8:30 and 9:20 on 8 May, 1945. Known as the "Blond Knight" or "Black Devil" (since the nose of his 109 Wk# 20493, was painted with a black tulip) to the Russians. Russian POW 10 years. Deceased 20 Sept., 1993. Photo
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
1548 Hartmann, JohannUffz21/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530388 (lost 8/26/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 26 August, 1943 over Map Quadrant 41844. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 21 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1943.
1549 Hartmann, Ludwig Friedrich FritzLt139/JG-2 (10/41) (7/42 Cherbourg), 3/JG-2 (3/44), 4/JG-2 (5/44)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-2 Werk# 5282 "Yellow 2 + I" in July 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5734 (45% dam 8/16/43), Fw 190A in 44
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 June, 1944. WIA 16 August, 1943 by enemy fire and crash landed at the Le Bourget airfield. One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 1015/15 West on 14 October, 1941, no location. Another Spitfire, into the sea off Cherbourg, on 3 June, 1942. Another Spitfire on 4 June, 1942. A Spitfire on 6 June, 1942. Another Spitfire on 18 August, 1942. Two more Spitfires on 19 August, 1942. Another Spitfire at Map Quadrant 1154/04 East on 2 October, 1942. A B-17 on 3 January, 1943. A B-24 25 km S of Orbetello See on 3 March, 1944. An 11th, an A-26 by Orte Italy on 13 March, 1944. A P-38 15 km NE of Nancy on 9 May, 1944. A Typhoon 20 km S of Caen on 6 June, 1944. DK-G confirmed by a photo I had seen. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories.
1550 Hartmann, WalterFw4/21/1920Munich15/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 10120 "U5 + HF" (lost 8/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1943; Crashed at Church Farm, Chelmondiston, Suffolk, cause unknown. Fw Hartmann buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 392 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1551 Hartrampf, HorstOblt3712/JG-54, 10/JG-54 (1/44), 11/JG-54 (5/44), 14/JG-54 (8/44)Fw 190A-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 19 January, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 25 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 6 February, 1944. A LaGG-3 on 15 February, 1944. Two Il-2s on 27 February, 1944. Two Il-2s on 3 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 25 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 26 March, 1944. A P-39 on 1 May, 1944. A P-39 and a Yak-9 on 2 May, 1944. An La-5 on 28 June, 1944. A Boston III on 30 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 14 July, 1944. A Pe-2 and two P-39s on 16 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 21 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 27 July, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 3 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and two P-39s on 7 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 9 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s and an La-5 on 25 August, 1944.
1552 Hartung, RolfUffz1/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160003 "KD + PH" (lost 8/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Fonta Villa di Neba, Nola area, near Neapol.
1553 Hartwein, Hans Dieter H.Joachim Oblt163/JG-77 (6/41), 2/JG-77 (6/41), Stab I/JG-77 (12/41), 6/JG-5(8/42 Petsamo)Bf 109E, Bf 109T-2 Wk # 7760 (40% damaged 6/22/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 10101 "Yellow 6" (lost 8/21/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 August, 1942; emergency landing at Lake of Udero due to damage from enemy fire (Source: SIG Norway). Presumed KIA since he does not appear on the Mombeek MIA List for JG-5. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim of RAF No. 235 Sq. west of Egersünd on 15 June, 1941. On 22 June, 1941, he was involved in a non-operational landing accident at Mandal Norway airfield in his T-2, no mention of his being injured in the crash; aka Hans Dieter (Source: SIG Norway). Another known victory, his 2nd, a Blenheim IV 120 km southwest of Stavanger Norway on 27 December, 1941. two victories in the Orre area ; a Hudson and a Beaufort on 17 May, 1942.
1554 Hartwig, HerbertMajKdr KGr-806 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 1222 (40% dam 8/13/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1941 after being hit by flak at Moonsund. Source: A. Mebius.
1555 Hasenclever, WalterFwII/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 7/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174114 "Brown 3" (lost 8/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Brown 3" with P-51s of 315FS in the Beuavais-Tille area, near Caen. Mombeek.
1556 Hasolner, MathiasOfw2/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4350 "5K + GK" (lost 8/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 7079 on 19 August, 1943, probably due to flak, one other crew returned WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1557 Hassler, AlfredHptm9/11/1912III/NJG-1 (6/42), Stfkpt 1/NJG-4 (10/42)Bf 110, Ju 88 Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 9/10 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Morailme, near Florennes Belgium. Source: M/ Balss.
1558 Haube,Ogefr28/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 28 August, 1944. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 6 September, 1944.
1559 Hauck, FriedrichOblt33/JG-77 (9/39), 12/JG-51, 3/JG-77 (8/40)Bf 109E-1 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 15 August, 1940; crashed southwest of Wykauf Föhr, Cause not given (Stankey). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-43 in the Kolo area, 6 September, 1939. His 2nd & 3rd, both Morane 406s west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940.
1560 Hauer, HilmarUffz10/KG-77 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2051 "3Z + VB" (lost 8/6/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot WIA 6 August, 1943, crashed at sea north of Leba due to engine trouble, one unnamed crew MIA, one KIC and one injured in the crash (Ju 88 Loss List).
1561 Hauer, MichaelOfw71/JG-76 (5/40), 4/JG-54 (8/40)Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, 1 Potez 63 on 16 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hawk-75A west of Rethel, 18 May, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Hawk-75As northwest of Amiens, 6 June, 1940. His 6th, a Blenheim 20 km outside of Haamstede on 1 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire in the Dover-Lympne area on 12 August, 1940.
1562 Haufe, MartinUffz21/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175143 "White 15" (lost 10/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 October, 1944 near Bonn (Jager Blatt 6/2002). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Chelles, E of Paris, on 20 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 at Duisburg on 27 September, 1944. Mombeek spells the name Hauffe and has Martin in 1/JG-1, and identified the A-8 by Werk #.
1563 Hauptmeier, HelmutFw3/21/1917Skorken1(F)/124 (Kirkenes) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0690 "G2 + BH" (lost 8/9/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 9 August, 1941; shot down by Soviet AA fire at Warlamowo. Remaining crew: Lt Horst Wüllner, Observer (MIA); Uffz Fritz Kreil, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Hans Gebauer, Mech (MIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Fw Hauptmeier buried in the Ger War Cem at Petschenga, Russia per VDK records. Lt Wüllner died 8 October, 1942 in Soviet captivity at Oranki, Russia, no burial information. No detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
1564 Hausmann, MartinFw42/JG-3Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st Soviet, an unnamed AC on 1 October, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, a Pe-2 on 18 December, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 (HSS) 3 km W of Venlo on 12 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Westerschelde on 11 November, 1943. One "unconfirmed, a P-47 at Vilsteren on 13 November, 1943.
1565 Hausotter, HugoFw38/JG-1 (7/44), 11/JG-1 (3/45 Anklam), 5/JG-27 (4/45 to end)Bf 109G-6/AS "Black 14" (lost 7/25/44) & "Black 17" (Wk# not reported, lost 8/10/44), Bf 109G-10 & Bf 109G-14/AS "Yellow 16" (lost 12/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
HIs "Yellow 16" was reported lost during aerial combat at Müritzsee on 5 December, 1944. One known victory, his 1st, a Typhoon E of Caen on 19 July, 1944. His 2nd, a Spitfire 5 km W of Beauvais, near Caen, on 25 July, 1944. Shortly after, he was hit and his AC burst into flames, and he bailed safely with facial burns. His 3rd, a Typhoon 15 km NNW of Vire on 10 August, 1944. He had to bail out again, shortly after this victory, as he did after his 2nd. A 4th, perhaps unconfirmed, a P-51 escort on 5 December, 1944 during a Berlin raid.
1566 Haustein, AlfredUffzStab I/TG-5 Me 323E "Gigant" Werk # 130044 "C8 + CB" (lost 8/26/44) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 26 August, 1944 after his ac was attacked by a fighter, and crashed near Ploesti, Prahova County, Romania. Also MIA, his Co-pilot, Ofw Rudolf Schäferlein, three unnamed remaining crew members and eight passengers, two of the eleven unnamed may have survived the crash. Neither pilot listed in the VDK (D.Drury). NOTE: This Uffz Alfred Haustein, may be the same as the Ogefr Alfred Haustein who served as Chief Mechanic on the crew of Hptm Johannes Geismann, of 1/Kü.Fl. Gr.-606. All were injured when their ac crashed at Corigliano, 20 February, 1942.
1567 Hautkappe,Uffz5/JG-54Bf 109E "Black ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940 over the English Channel after a "Freie Jagd" in the Kent area.
1568 Havemann, HerbertUffz11/JG-1 (France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680738 "White 1" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944 when he was shot up by an American fighter during landing and crashed at Chartres France. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at St Lo on 30 July, 1944.
1569 Hebeler, WalterOblt8/15/19121(F)/120Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1333 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1942 at Stavanger Sola, no further detail given. Source: D. Stankey.
1570 Heberlein, RudolfOfw5/JG-2 (5/40), Fl.ü.G.-1 (8/43 Brandis)Bf 109 (lost 5/27/40), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 17019 10% dam 8/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a failed takeoff from Brandis airfield on 21 August, 1943. He was to deliver the 109 to an active unit. POW-WIA 27 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, when his 109 crashed near Veurne. Source: A. Rosseels.
1571 Hechtel, GünterOfhr2/3/19257/NJG-1 (Grove De.)Ju W34 Werk # 993 (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 5 August, 1944 when he crashed by Fasterholt Denmark, on takeoff, on a transfer flight, cause unknown. He and Examiner Paul Müller were killed in the crash. Both were buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery in Esbjerg on 10 August, 1944. Pilot Hechtel in Grave 10. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1572 Heck, GertLtII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 10/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57213 "Blue 6" (lost 8/31/43)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 31 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire S of Lille.
1573 Heck, HermannUffz1/23/1924Pforzheim3JG-104, JGr-Ost, 9/JG-53 (7/44 Mörtitz)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 9 + I" (lost 9/11/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # ? "Yellow 9 + I" (lost 1/1/45), Bf 109K-4 "White 14 + I" (lost 3/19/45)
EK 1 & 2(9/18/44)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Fellbach, bailed safely. Forced to bail out near Gross Eichen 11 September, 1944 from his Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" during aerial combat with a P-51. This was his 6th combat mission. Forced to bail from another "Yellow 9" on 1 January, 1945 after being hit by P-47's of 358FG over Pfälzerwald forest. The ac crashed between Mörsbach & Kirrberg. He bailed and landed at Kirrberg (Andreas Rothhaar). One known victory, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. His 2nd victory, an Auster on 2 April, 1945. His 3rd, another Auster on 24 April, 1945.
1574 Heck, WalterFw325/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13808 "Blk 8", Fw 190A-5 Wk# (150)1313 "Blk 9" "(lost 5/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 May, 1943 in the A-5 which sustained 90% damage when he overturned on landing at the Mga S.U. airfield. He was also shot down with wounds on 15 February, 1943 in his G-2 (60% damaged) over Ljuban S.U. airfield. 6 of his victories were Night victories in June, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 20 km E of Tashnoje on 16 March, 1942. An I-18 W of Dworjetz on 5 April, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. An R-5 S of Kosalsk on 19 August, 1942. Three LaGG-3s NE of Uljanowo on 22 August, 1942. A P-2 NE of Rschev on 25 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 2 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 9 September, 1942. An Il-2 15 km E of Lyschtkovo on 19 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 10 November, 1942. An La-5 on 30 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 January, 1943. A Yak-4 on 7 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 22 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 May, 1943.
1575 Hecker,Fw12/NJG-6Bf 110, Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Oberweitz on 17 August, 1943.
1576 Hecker, Karl HeinzOfhr10(Jabo)/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172743Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1944; Unknown reason, Road to Falaise St. Pierre sur Dives. Mombeek MIA List.
1577 Hecker, Michael Manfred?Fw5/11/1920Hagenhill3I/JG-26 (joins 1/43), 2/JG-26 (5/43 Dno, S.U.)Fw 190A-4 & 5, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170001 "Black 7" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 361FG SE of Armentieres. Buried Bourdon France, Block 4/11/421 (Rosseels). His 1st victory, a B-17 E of Lille on 17 August, 1943 may have gone "unconfirmed". One known victory, his 2nd, a Spitfire of RAF No. 306 Sq. at the Somme Estuary on 27 September, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 of 392BG E of Courtrai on 22 April, 1944. Named Michael in JG-26 Diary; Manfred on Tony Wood Claim List. Michael on Les Butler Pilot List and elsewhere.
1578 Heckmann, Alfred "Fred"Oblt7/25/1914Bochum Langendreer745/JG-3 (joins 2/40), 4/JG-3, 1/JG-26 (1/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-26 (2/44), Kdr II/JG-26, JV-44(4/45)Bf 109F-4 Trop(1/42 Sicily), Bf 109F-4"Blk 6", Fw 190A-5(1/43), Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 (minor dam 1/1/45, AA fire,return safely), Me 262A-1a RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/20/42)
EP(8/11/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
About 600 combat missions. 3 bombers. 17 victories in the West. His last 18 victories were in JG-26. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at Abbeville, 6 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 16 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire S of London on 20 September, 1940. His 1st Soviet victory, his 4th victory, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. Two Yak-1s on 9 July, 1942. Four Soviet Boston IIIs on 10 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 16 February, 1943. Two more Il-2s on 18 February, 1943. His 59th victory, a B-17 into the Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944. His 60th, a B-17 10 km ESE of Rotterdam on 4 February, 1944. A P-51 at Chimay on 8 February, 1944. His 62nd victory, a P-47 at Almelo on 6 March, 1944. A Spitfire at Emmerich on 17 September, 1944. Three C-47s W of the Arnhem Drop Zone on 21 September, 1944. A P-51 at Goch-Xanten on 23 September, 1944. A B-17 at Eisleben on 2 November, 1944. His 71st, a P-47 SE of Köln on 24 February, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 71 victories. Deceased 27 July, 1993. Photo
1579 Heckmann, GüntherLt11/27/1920Hagen208/JG-51 (3/43 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (6/44), 1/JG-1 (joins 6/44), Stfkpt 8 & 7/JG-1 (9/44 S.U.), III/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550180 (30% dam 10/5/43; WIFA at Stara-Bychow), Fw 190A-8 in JG-1, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His firt known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 8 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 7 May, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. A P-39 on 4 August, 1943. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 N of Dukhovshchina on 13 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Bryansk on 24 August, 1943. An Il-2 S of Yelnya on 15 September, 1943. A Boston III on 15 December, 1943. A Yak-7 on 24 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 22 February, 1944. One known western victory (n.L.), a B-17 at Waldenrath on 14 October, 1943. Another, a B-24 in the Ruhr area on 26 November, 1944. His 13th, a P-51 at Caen on 17 June, 1944. His 14th, a P-51 on 18 June, 1944, no location. His 15th, a Typhoon at Caen on 27 June, 1944. His 16th, a P-51 SE of Alencon on 30 June, 1944. His 17th, a P-47 at Caen-Dives on 7 July, 1944. His 18th & 19th, a B-17 and a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. Magnus Report. 7/JG-51 became part of I/JG-1 in June, 1944. One known Me 262 victory, a Lancaster on 27 March, 1945.
1580 Heckmann, HubertLt7/1/192459/JG-1 (5/44; 8/44 France), 12/JG-1 (12/44), JG-7Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 163796 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 5/25/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165873 "Yellow 13" (lost 8/5/44), Bf 109G-10/AS "White 13" (3/45), Me 262 in JG-7
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing at Compiegne on 5 August, 1944 after combat with P-38s. His 2nd combat flight was 25 May, 1944 in "Yellow 15", when he scored his 1st victory, a P-51 which he rammed at Heilbronn, near Botenheim, after running short of ammunition. He thought he would get the EK 1 for ramming, since he understood a ram to be worth the 3 points required to get it! Much to his dismay, after a force landing and a long train ride back to back to base, Kdr Grasser only awarded the EK2! His 2nd victory, a P-47 on 7 June, 1944 over the Normandy countryside at Cosse-le-Vivien/Laval, just before he too, was shot down. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Nogent-le-Rotrou on 30 July, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 at Sees-LAigle on 1 August, 1944. His 5th victory, a P-51 on 18 December, 1944 over the Ardennes front. Survived the war. Magnus Report.
1581 Heduschka, Karl HeinzUffz4/KG-6 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "3E + BM" (lost 8/7/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1944 in the Le Mans area, no further detail. Remaining crew (pos unk): Gefr Dieter Finke (WIA-POW), Uffz Kurt Neudel (MIA) and Uffz Josef Misera (POW) (absa3945).
1582 Heefchen, WilhelmOfwSeenotsta. 2He 59E Werk # 2871 "PY + NO" (dam-aerial combat)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/18/42)
Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1942 after an attack by a Spitfire of RAF No. 129 Sq. DK-G Awards List
1583 Heeg, FriedrichUffz227/JG-52 (8/52 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13881 "VC + LC" (lost 12/14/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 December, 1942 during aerial combat when he collided with an I-153 (his victim?). His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 28 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 30 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A MiG-1 and an R-5 on 7 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 28 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. An La-5 on 24 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 31 October, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 5 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-1 on 6 November, 1942. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 28 November, 1942. Two Boston IIIs on 5 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 December, 1942. An I-153 on 14 December, 1942.
1584 Heer, RichardOfhr11/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731792 (60% dam 8/17/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 August, 1944 during a low level attack on his Nemaksciai airfield.
1585 Heerlein, RudolfFw1(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1547 "F6 + IH" (lost 8/3/42)Observer Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 3 August, 1942, making an emergency landing at sea, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9035, cause not reported, crew rescued by an Italian destroyer (Ju 88 Loss List).
1586 Hegendörfer, FritzOfw 2(F)/Aüf.Kl.Gr. Ob. d. L. (Poltava, Ukraine) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430245 "T5 + FK" (lost 8/14/42) DK-G (5/22/42), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1942 when he was sd in the Machatsch-Kala-Baku area (Azerbaijan) (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: His ac was sd by fighters of 82 IAP, piloted by V.A.Borisov and A.N.Shcherbinok, and came down at Khachmaz (or Hachmaz), Azerbaijan. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Martin Baumgartner, Obs; Uffz Franz Nadansky, R/O; and Ofw Ernst Scheithauer, Gnr. The fate of the crew uncertain; one source says two were captured, another source suggests all were captured (D.Drury).
1587 Hegner, Wilhelm WilliUffz810/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, his 1st, an I-153 on 22 June, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, both SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. A 4th, a SB-2 on 29 June, 1941. A 5th, a SB-2 on 1 August, 1941. A DB-3 on 16 September, 1941. A 7th, an I-18 on 24 October, 1941. An 8th, an Il-2 on 21 November, 1941. Per Magnus, his victories may be as high as 20, and his name spelled Hegener.
1588 Heichele, RobertOfhr12/NAGr-13Fw 190F-8 Werk # 581300Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
His one victory, a "shared " victory with a wingman, a P-38 reconnaissance AC along the French coast in July, 1944. Injured in a flight accident in his F-8 on 16 August, 1944, at Antoine de Saint Exupery, by Avignon. Killed 5 days later making a Fighter-bomber attack on an enemy column. Lt Wilhelm Manz of JG-3, reported the incident. Heichele is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery at Dagneux, south of Lyon. Jager Blatt 4 & 6/2003.
1589 Heicke, JürgenUffz314 KG-40 (1/43), 13/KG-40 (8/43 Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360433 "F8 + ??" (lost 9/21/43)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA over the sea with unnamed crew after aerial combat on 21 September, 1943, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Two known victories, both Beaufighters shared with Reicke and Heuer on 30 January, 1943. A 3rd shared victory, with Dieter Meister, 120 km NW of Cape Ortegal on 30 August, 1943. This Wk# also reported as 750433 by the same Ju 88 Loss List!!!
1590 Heideklang, Rolf HugoLt11/13/1919Dresden1/NJG-6 Bf 110 G-4 Werk # 5564 (90% dam 8/17/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 August, 1943 at Bingenheim, crashed due to a strafing attack. His R/O Uffz Heinz Krause (1/10/1920) was WIA.
1591 Heidenreich, Hans WernerFw116/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 5/JG-51 (5/43 Africa), JG-7Bf 109F in 6 Staffel, Bf 109G (Trop) & Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15004 "Black 7" (lost 3/7/43) in JG-51, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His "Black 7" reported lost on 7 March, 1943, no cause or location reported. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-38 at Map Quadrant 40541 on 20 May, 1943.
1592 Heigl, MartinFw6/KG-30 (8/41 Finland, 1/43 Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0882278 "4D + IP" (lost 8/8/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6132 "??" (lost 1/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 1 January, 1943; flew into the ground east of Miarmonte (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Heigl made a force landing in his A-5 in a bog at Lentokonejänkä Finland on 8 August, 1941due to engine failure. They were later picked up, uninjured, by a Fiesler Storch. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Jabs, Obs; Uffz Häring and Gefr Becker (Flyvrak Norway).
1593 Heilmann, WalterHptmStfkpt 7/KG-51 (6/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3755 "9K + AR" (lost 9/12/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (8/21/42)

EP (6/29/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew on 12 September, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4933, near Stalingrad after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: It is not certain the crew names, but his known crew as of 25 August, 1942, were Fw Heinz Paschen, Obs; Flg Rehling and Uffz Hase (Sergey).
1594 Heim, FritzUffz1/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5559 (dam 8/17/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew 17 August, 1943 at Flemalle, by Lüttich, by enemy fire. Bf 110 Loss List
1595 Heimann, Friedrich FritzOfw305/JG-51 (4/41), 11/JG-51 (3/43 S.U.)Bf 109E, F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 April, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 17 April, 1941, 25 km W of Cape Gris Nez. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, two DB-3s on 25 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 9 August, 1941. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 14 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 6 May, 1943. A MiG-3 on 10 May, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 30 May, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 SE of Izyum on 18 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 NW of Charkov on 23 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 NW of Werchednegrowsk on 2 October, 1943. A Pe-2 NE of Chetsholivka on 28 October, 1943. A P-39 SE of Alexandriya on 29 October, 1943. Two Yak-1a and an Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Annovka on 22 November, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 January, 1944.
1596 Heimke, ErnstLtIII/StG-1, III/SG-1Ju 87D (8/43), Fw 190F-8 (10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/3/43)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 3 August, 1943 when flak hit his Ju 87. DK-G Awards List
1597 Heimlich, AdolfHptm3/27/1916Graz12/Tr.Gr.-186 (5/40), Stfkpt 4/StG-3 (6/43), 4/SG-2 (2/44), 4/SG-3 (10/44 S.U.), Kdr II/SG-3 (5/45) Fw 190F-8 (dam 8/13/44), Fw 190F-8 (dam 10/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EK 2
Wound Badge, Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a mid-air collision 13 August, 1944 in the vicinity of Celfe Slovenia, no further detail. Injured in a 2nd incident, 23 October, 1944, crashing at the Libau Latvia airfield, no further detail. His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Heimdick (OKL his one victory).
1598 Hein, FerdinandLt1/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550060 "B3 + DH" (lost 8/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Siegenburg 23 August, 1943, cause noit reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1599 Hein, ReinhardOblt2Legion Condor, II/JG-54, Stfkpt 2/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F "Red 1", Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8906 "PK+HK" "Black 1" (lost 8/14/41 or 8/6/41?)
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW. Shot down over Butchluga, 1 km from Str. Kinsis-Narwa, 14 Aug., 1941 by Russian Flak in Wk# 8906 and survived the lengthy imprisonment. Released in 1949. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 31 July, 1941. On 6 August, 1941, he was shot down in "Red 1" and slightly injured by Lt Andrey Chirkov, flying a Yak-1, of the 158th Fighter Aviation Regt..
1600 Heinbockel, Hans-ErichLt72/JG-21 (5/40), Tech. Offz. III/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk# 6268 (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 April, 1941, 3 km northwest of Pancevo Yugoslavia. He was the sole JG-54 fatality of the Balkan campaign. One known victory during the French Campaign, his first, a Morane 406 over Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 9 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire SE of Dover on 16 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane in the Canterbury area on 28 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 6th, a Spitfire 10 km E of Ashford on 1 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hudson at Walcheren on 26 October, 1940.

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