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1601 Heinrici, WilhelmOblt1/LG-2Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "L1 + ?H" (lost 8/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No. 609 Sq., piloted by Sgt Alan N. Feary, while attacking RAF Middle Wallop airfield. The ac crashed at North Charford, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Ahrens (DOW 8/15/40, bur CC 7/2/42); Gefr E. Sauer (POW) and Gefr Heinz Werner Stark (KIA, bur CC 7/2/38). Heinrici buried CC 7/2/41. Source: D. Drury.
Cannock Chase
1602 Heinstein, HorstFw15/JG-300 (5/JG "Herrmann")Fw 190A-5 Werk # 710012 (lost 8/28/43 at Schweinfurt)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 28 August, 1943 near Schweinfurt, cause not given (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Essen on 26 July, 1943.
1603 Heinz, AugustUffz5(H)/41Fw 189A-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43), EP(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & Vermeer EP Awards List
1604 Heinz, NowarraGefr4/JG-300 (8/44 Holzkirchen) Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/6/44 at Teltow) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51's and B-17's southwest of Berlin (folkeeins-blogspot). Seems as though the name should read Nowarra, Heinz!
1605 Heinzeller, JosefOblt6/10/1915Innsbruck352(J)/LG-2, 5/JG-3 (5/40), 5/JG-3(6/41 S.U.), 3/JG-2(Triqueville 6/42), 2/JG-54, Stfkpt 1/JG-54(5/44)Bf 109E-1 "Blk 12" in LG-2, Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 6" in 3/JG-2, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 325 "Yellow 2" in 3/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 in JG-54
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/9/42)
EP(8/11/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
In 1/JG-54, where he replaced H. Wernicke (KIA), he was known to fly this A-8 "White 12". One known victory, his 1st & 2nd, both Breguet 690s south of Abbeville, 31 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Fairey Battle at Amiens, 7 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 16 August, 1940. His 5th, a Defiant on 28 August, 1940, no location. A Spitfire 21 May, 1942 over the Channel, off Hastings. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-16 at the Lück airfield on 23 June, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, an La-5 on 29 May, 1944. His 7th & 8th victories were Spitfires south of the Isle of Wight on 27 June, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire 15 km north of St. Valery-en-Caux on 5 September, 1942. Another known Soviet victory, now in JG-54, a Yak-9 on 16 May, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a Yak-9 on 30 September, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, a Pe-2 on 27 October, 1944. He survived the war.
1606 Heise, Hans HermannFw6/13/1914Berlin Tegel12/JG-3Bf 109E-1 "E" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashed at sea, off North Foreland, Kent; buried Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cem., Kent, Section MA, Gr 110 (M.Croft). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Arras, 19 May, 1940.
1607 Heistermann, WilliLt1/SKG-210 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3792 "S9 + BA" (or BH) (lost 8/22/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 22 August, 1941 near Gradshowo after being hit by infantry fire. Bf 110 Loss List
1608 Heitkamp, WalterOfw401/JG-52, JGr-OstBf 109E-7 Werk # 6381 (lost 4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 7 April, 1943; collided with another Bf 109E-7. His first known victory, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 12 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 21 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 2 km S of Werigino on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 15 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 16 October, 1942.
1609 Heitmann, ErichOfw52/NJG-3Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360281 (lost 12/13/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC with unnamed crew 13 December, 1943; failed force landing south of Wiepenkat, near Stade (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." into the sea on 3 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling W of Ludwigshafen on 23 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 1 km E of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 2 December, 1943. Magnus, 5 victories.
1610 Heitner, KurtOblt4/2/1914Breslau1(F)/Aüfkl.Gr. Ob.d.L. (8/42), 1(F)/100 (2/43)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430209 (dam 8/4/42), Ju 86R-1 Werk # 5135 "T5 + SM" (lost 2/9/43) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp KIA with his Observer, Oblt Alfred Löhr, 9 February, 1943, in a friendly fire incident west of Vyazma, Smolensk Oblast, Russia. Neither of them are in a military cemetery, but graves are understood to exist at Isdezhkovo, Russia. In an earlier incident on 4 August, 1942, he was wounded, and his ac damaged, during aerial combat in the Smolensk area. This action caused him to make an emergency landing. No information on the crew (D.Drury).
1611 Helbig, Hans-JoachimOberst9/10/1915Börln Böhn, Oschatz, SaxonyIII/KG-152 (4/37), II/LG-1 (38), Stfkpt 4/LG-1 (5/40), Kdr I/LG-1 (8/40 Orleans), Kdr LG-1 (8/43)Ju 88A-1 "L1 + MH" in I/LG-1 (7/42), Ju 88A-4 "L1 + KK" (11/42 Algiers) & Ju 88A-5 Trop Werk # 4371 "L1 + EM" in 4/LG-1, Ju 88A-11 "L1 + AM", Ju 88A Werk # 140471 (dam, emergency landing Melsbroek, lost an engine)
RK(11/24/40)
EL(1/16/42)
S(9/26/42)
EP(10/6/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Entered the Luftwaffe in 1936. 750+ missions. Served in Poland, Norway, Mediterranean and Normandy. He was among the most successful bomber pilots, particularly the anti-shipping role. He sank a total of some 180,000 tons of Allied ships. He survived the war, a U.S. POW. His Observer; Maj Stefan, his R/O was Ofw Franz "Franzel" Schlund, born 10 August, 1913 in Leinen, near Heidelberg (also RK on 8/30/41, 1st R/O to receive the RK), served in the paratroopers in the late war, and survived. His Gunner, Uffz Czipka. His cheif mechanic, Rudi Behm. He was a Channel "splash" victim during the Battle of Britain. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile. Deceased 10/5/1985 in Spain.
1612 Helbig, RudolfOfwIV/StG-151 (Balkans)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2273 (lost 8/23/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1943 at the Pancevo airfield when he collided with Ju 87 Wk# 2401, piloted by Uffz Peter Dünwald ((KIC w/crew). Helbigs unnamed R/O survived. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani & Ju 87 Loss List.
1613 Helbing, RudolfFw2/11/1920Kieritzsch16(Sturm)/JG-3 (Schafstadt)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk (dam 8/29/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681864 (lost 10/6/44)Wound Badge (8/29/44), Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 October, 1944; crashed at Ludwigsruh Germany (now Lubiszyn Poland) after aerial combat with a P-51. Added: In an earlier incident on 29 August, 1944, he was slightly wounded when his ac was sd by a P-51 over Valasske Klobouky, Cz. Per the VDK, the body of Fw Helbing could not be recovered for transfer to the collective cemetery at Stare Czarnowo, Poland, but he is memorialized there in the memorial book (D.Drury).
1614 Held,Fw22/ZG-1 (8/43), 4/ZG-1 (5/44)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 on 8 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at "GM Leoben" on 29 May, 1944.
1615 Held, HeinrichOblt12/20/1915GiersenTech. Offz. I/JG-54Bf 109E-4 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1940; sd during aerial combat over Dover by a Spitfire of RAF No. 54 Sq, piloted by P/O Colin Gray. The ac crashed at St. Nicholas at Wade, near Birchington on Sea, Kent. Held buried in CC, Blk 1, Row 9, Gr 320 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
1616 Held, JacobUffz77/JG-11 (9/43), 9/JG-11 (7/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 710061 (dam 2/10/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing at Plantlünne on 10 February, 1944, no cause given. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito 40 km W of Helgoland on 30 September, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. A 3rd, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 July, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 26 July, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-9 on 4 August, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 17 August, 1944.
1617 Heller,Uffz41/NAGr-14 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 11 May, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-7 on 21 August, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, a LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 22 August, 1944.
1618 Heller, RichardLt12/21/1913Melperts, Hessen229/ZG-26 (8/40), III/ZG-76 (2/41), 8/ZG-26 (11/41), Stfkpt 2/JGr-10 (4/45)Bf 110C, Bf 110E-2 Wk# 4431(lost 9/43), Bf 110F-3 Trop "3U + DS" (N.Africa), Bf 110G-2 Wk# 6371 (lost 10/43)
RK(8/21/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 5 April, 1945 hit by flak during a low level attack near Wülferinge/Harz. Injured in a crash at Gobi in Werk # 4431 on 27 September, 1943. Injured a 2nd time in Wk# 6371 on 9 October, 1943, crashing at Kiel after aerial combat. 5 victories in the Desert, 17 in the West. His first known victory, a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain, on 26 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 31 August, 1940, no location. A 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 26 September, 1940. In the desert on 15 July, 1941, Hptm Müncheberg came to his rescue, downing a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq., which had latched onto his tail. His RK was awarded mainly for his escot work for Ju 87s, especially during July, 1941, when he downed three Hurricanes, and no Ju 87s were lost. He and gunner Uffz Mühlbrodt was shot down by a P-40 on 24 November, 1941. Heller was wounded in the left hand. Shot down with wounds in Werk # 6371, 9 October, 1943, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raid. This same day, he managed to down 3 B-17s in the Kielerförde/Schauberg area. A P-38 45 km SE of Livuk on 10 May, 1944.
1619 Hellermann, MeinulfLt4/29/1920Recklinghausen5(F)/122Ju 88A (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940 when he was shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 501 Sq. over the Channel off the Kent coast. Lt Hurck and one other unnamed crewman MIA. Wiki Luft data. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Karl Hurck, Obs; Uffz Franz Schmidtler, R/O and Uffz Erich Kromer, Flt Engr. Pilot Hellermann buried in the War Cem., Bourdon Fr., Blk 25, Row 19, Gr 713 (D.Drury).
1620 Hellmann, RudolfHptm7/21/1912WismarStfkpt 2/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4267 "U5 + SK" (or CK) (lost 8/23/42)EP (10/5/42 Post)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 23/24 August, 1942 after being attacked by a Beaufighter night fighter and crashing at East Walton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. He was flying as Observer with Ofw Rudolf Bodenhagen this night. See Bodenhagen for crew detail. On 24 April, 1942, he bailed, uninjured, from another Do 217 whwn the engine caught fire (D.Drury & Luft Offz Career Summaries).
1621 Helm, AlfredObstlt1/16/18943Grp Kdr in KG-172, Kdr Blindschule 3 & 4, Stab IV/NJG-1 (41), Stab II/NJG-2 (43)Ju 52 in 1939, Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington at Map Quadrant 547 6F on 18 August, 1942. Also known to have downed at least one Halifax. This Halifax is believed to be a Halifax II of RAF No. 158 Sq. which crashed into the Waddenzee the night of 19-20 July, 1942 (Chorley; "RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942"). Found on Frost List at PilotenBunker. WWI pilot with EK1 & 2 and EP. The oldest Nighter Fighter Pilot in WWII.
1622 Helm, OttoUffz52/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 9 August, 1943. Nos. 2 & 3, two Il-2s on 17 August, 1943. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 19 August, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 October, 1943.
1623 Helmacke, GustavOfw1/KG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5471 "U5 + KH" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/15/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 23 August, 1942 believed to have crashed in the North Sea on an operational flight. Remaining crew: Oblt Richard Scheurer (KIA), Obs, buried in Westerlkand. Uffz Heinz Brändel (KIA), R/O washed ashore along the Danish west coast on 17 October, 1942 and was buried at Fovrfelt Cemetery on 20 October, 1942, in Esbjerg. Uffz Paul Galles, Mech (MIA-No known grave. Source: Air War over Denmark. Alternate spelling: Helmecke (DK-G Awards List)
1624 Helmer, Karl "Charly"Hptm9/24/1911Obernbeck55/ZG-76 (1/41), 7/NJG-3 (7/42) Bf 110E-2N Werk # 3838 "M8 + ?N" (lost 1/41), Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2429 "D5 + FR" (lost 7/30/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 29/30 July, 1942 after crashing Werk # 2429 by Makcaoise, near Hirson, France after his engines were damaged by enemy Night Fighter fire (Jager Blatt 2/2004). His unnamed R/O did survive. Injured in a crash on 29 January, 1941 during operations south of the Danish Island of Fano. He suffered engine failure in Werk # 3838 and crashed into the sea. He and his R/O were fortunate enough to be rescued from the icy water the next morning, and brought to Esbjerg (Air War over denmark). One known victory, a Hurricane south of Douai, 18 May, 1940. his 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 7 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hawk-75A on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire on 25 August, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire S of London on 4 September, 1940, a Lt at the time.
1625 Helmholtz, RichardLt2(H)/13Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2329 (60% dam 8/29/42)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 29 August, 1942 after being hit by flak at Dubna Russia. The remaining unnamed crew were also WIA. Obs Loss List
1626 Helms, BodoLt64(Eins)/JFS-5 (9/41), 7/JG-5 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4219 "White 8" (lost 8/5/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 August, 1942; emergency landing behind enemy lines at Uchta, after aerial combat damage while on a ferry flight (Source: SIG Norway). His first western victory, his first victory overall, a Hurricane at Yvetot on 16 September, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Le Harve on 15 October, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane on 22 June, 1942. Russian POW until September 1953 (H. Breuer).
1627 Helmut, HeinzOblt6/ZG-26Bf 110C-4 Werk # unk (lost 8/18/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 over England when he was shot down by a Hurricane of No.56 Sq., piloted by P/O Maurice Mounsdon, by Lenham. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Franz Winter was also killed, no known graves. Alternate spelling: Hellmuth. Jager Blatt 3/2003 & D.Drury.
1628 Hemesath, KarlUffz1/10/19181/KG-55 (Rothenbergen)He 111P "56-G24" (lost 6/7/39)KIC 7 June, 1939 while serving as 2nd pilot. They crashed at Gelnhausen due to a technical problem while on a training flight. See pilot, Oblt Georg Wilhelm August Freund for further detail.
1629 Hempel, AdolfHptmStab I/JG-26 (12/42), Adj III/JG-26 (8/44)Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 20 August, 1944 when some of the III Group Staff were attacked by partasians as they were traveling on a road convoy through Paris.
1630 Hengst, Ludwig Gottfried LutzLt9/27/192089/JG-300 (8/44)Bf 109G-10 (lost 12/29/44 loc.unk.)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) SE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Giessen on 11 September, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster at Arnhem on 21 September, 1944. A 6th, a Spitfire in the Nijmegen area on 25 September, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at Altmühltal on 21 November, 1944. An 8th, a P-38 at Hildesheim on 23 December, 1944. Pilot disposition 12/44 unknown. Deceased 12 April, 1999.
1631 Henk, JosefUffz12/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 582391 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1944 over Sprottau.
1632 Henke, AugustLt5/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2441 "T6 + PN" (lost 10/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. He and his R/O, Lt Hans Fühnemund, were KIA 1 October, 1942 at Stalingrad, cause unknown. Ju 87 Loss List
1633 Henkel,Gefr18/JG-300Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 NW of Steenwijk on 15 August, 1944. This may be Heinrich Henkel, later in Sonderkommando "Elbe" (3/45), also under the command of Hajo Herrmann. like the Wilde Sau units. Alternate spelling: Henkle.
1634 Henkel, OttoFw9/KG-53 (Lille-Nord)He 111H-2 "A1 + ?T" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 41 Sq., piloted by P/O Edw.A."Ted"Shipman. With its starboard fuel tank and engine on fire, the AC fell vertically into the sea, east of Scarborough, with no traces of survivors. Remaining crew (All KIA): Hptm Georg Pfeiffer, Obs & Stfkpt 9/KG-53, Gefr Fritz Nussbaum, gunner, Uffz Hans Klauk, wireless operator and Gefr Kurt Christ, gunner.
1635 Henkemeier, Hans LeopoldLt71(Erg)/JG-54Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1944 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIS 7 September, 1941 over Oesel. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 18 July, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 the following day. A 3rd, an I-15 on 26 July, 1941. A 4th, a SB-3 on 27 July, 1941. A 5th, a "Schlacht" on 1 August, 1941. A 6th & 7th, an NDR-6 and an I-18 on 10 August, 1941. Alternate spelling: Henkmeier.
1636 Henmke, AugustLtSG unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45?)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. I believe August Henmke & August Henke are one in the same person, simply a spelling error.
1637 Henn, ErichFw4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8175 "White 7 + -" (lost 8/10/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 August, 1941 during aerial combat at Borkow.
1638 Hennemann, KarlFw1III/JG-26 (joins 4/44), 6/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175116 "Black 13" (lost 9/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171580 "Black 8" (lost 10/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 October, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 of 364FG at Osnabrück/Hannover. He was unable to exit his AC. WIA 21 September, 1944 in his A-8 in aerial combat with a P-47 of 353FG 9 km W of Cleve-Groesbeek Holland. He bailed successfully with injuries. His one victory, a P-38 of 474FG at Creil on 25 August, 1944.
1639 Hennemann, MartinFhr1I/JG-26 (joins 5/44), 9/JG-26Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440668 "White 16" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 August, 1944, shot down NW of Avranches by ground fire while strafing troops at Avranches. He died in his G-6 in the ensuing crash. .His one victory, a P-47 of 404FG at St. Lo on 27 July, 1944.
1640 Henner,Uffz18/JG-5Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 W of Hamburg on 4 August, 1944.
1641 Hennersdorf, RudolfUffz11/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 783909 "White 8" (lost 11/21/44 near Jebebo/Hannover) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 November, 1944 when he was shot down by his own flak at Jebebo/Hannover. He died of his wounds (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
1642 Hennig, JoachimUffz6/JG-26 (joins 8/44)Fw 190A-8 730969 "Black 8" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 26 August, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 416 or 421 Sq. E of Rouen.
1643 Hennig, WilhelmOfw6/25/1919Roschwitz Anhalt 9(Sturm)/KG-1, 9/StG-1 (7/43 S.U.), 3/SG-152 Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2794 (dam 7/20/43), Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931627 "Yellow 8" (lost 8/25/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944; sd by a P-51 of 31FG. He crashed and burned along the Slatinice/Drahanovice Road (Jager Blatt). Hennig reported WIA 20 July, 1943 by flak at Orel-East, where he crashed, no mention of crew injuries (Ju 87 Loss List & DK-G Awards List).
1644 Henrici, EberhardOblt74/JG-26, Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (5/40 Channel)Bf 109E-7 "White 13" w/ 4 Staffel, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5967 "White 13" (lost 11/17/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 Nov., 1940 in Werk # 5967 after a dogfight with Spitfires of No. 257 Sq.. He crashed into the sea. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 south of Breda, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Calais on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Littlestone on 29 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Gravesend on 31 August, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Hurricanes SSW of London on 1 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane S of Gillingham on 15 October, 1940.
1645 Henseler, WilhelmOblt114/NJG-1 (8/43), Erpr.Kdo. Schreckenberger, 1/NJG-1 (4/44)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 August, 1944 (H. Breuer). One known victory, a Stirling 4 km SW of Rheydt on 31 August, 1943. A 2nd , Halifax at Pforzheim on 6 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax at Rheydt on 3 November, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax on 26 November, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax by Fronville on 20 December, 1943. A double victory on 28 April, 1944; a Lancaster at St. Trond and a Halifax , no location listed. A Lancaster ND629 10 km NE of Dordrecht on 22 May, 1944. A "4 mot" S of Rheine on 23 may, 1944. A "4 mot" 30 km NW of Eindhoven on 25 May, 1944. Magnus Report.
1646 Henze, KarlMaj1/20/1916Holzminden WeserI/StG-165, 2/StG-77, Stfkpt 1/StG-77, Kdr I/SG-77 (2/45), Kdr SG-102 (2/45)Ju 87D & Fw 190F & G
RK(7/15/42)
EL(5/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Channel pilot. Shot down with wounds 18 August, 1940 after aerial combat with Spitfires over Ford airfield, an Oblt at the time. Although suffering from a head wound, he was able to force land northwest of Bayeaux in Normandy. His last command may have been SG-103 and SG-151 in April, 1945, flying the Ar 96, Fw 190F & G and the Ju 87 D or G. Rescued at least one downed aircrew behind enemy lines under heavy fire. Shot down several times, including a crash with a shot-up AC. 1098 missions. Sometimes spelled Hentze. Deceased 25 September, 1985, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid (D.Drury).
1647 Hepe, Hans JürgenHptm10/30/191211 1.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 1/JG-2(3/40), Stfkpt 5 & 4/JG-2(5/40-4/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-2(8/42),Kdr I/JG-105(9/43) Ar 96, Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5768 or 6758 (lost 7/2/41 in JG-2), Fw 190A-3 in 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5675 (lost 5/29/43), Fw 190A in JG-105
Spanish Cross
EP (6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shotdown with wounds 2 July, 1941 during aerial combat 1 km southwest of Cassel. Bailed successfully. Shot down a second time on 29 May, 1943, at "La Martiniere, Langan Fr., and did not return to combat. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Mons, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over Antwerp, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 6 km north of Plouestat, 6 April, 1941. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires at Boulogne/Hardelot on 21 June, 1941. A Blenheim and a Spitfire on 23 June, 1941, no locations. his 8th, a Spitfire in the Lille area on 2 July, 1941. A Spitfire near Boulogne on 13 October, 1941. His 9th, a Spitfire 2 km west of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire on 8 September, 1942. His 11th, a B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. Alternate spelling: Heppe. Magnus, 14 victories.
1648 Hepner, sicFw110/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston on 2 August, 1943.
1649 Herbig, KurtUffzI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2449 (lost 8/16/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 16 August, 1943 near Evreux as a result of an engine fire. Alternate spelling: Herbing.
1650 Herget, WilhelmMaj6/30/1910Stuttgart736/ZG-76 (5/40), 4/NJG-3, 7/NJG-3, 4/NJG-1 (4/42), Kdr I & II/NJG-4 (9/42-12/44), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 110C "3C + ET" in ZG-76, Bf 110G-4 "3C + LB" in I/NJG-4, Do 217 & Ju 88 in NJG-1 & 4, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710833 (lost 6/14/44, sd after downing a Mosquito, crew OK), Me 262A-1a Wk# 111899
RK(6/20/43)
EL(4/11/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 2 May, 1945 shot down by US flak during a transit flight in an Fi 156 (Boiten). On 20 December, 1944, he destroyed 8 RAF bombers. Over 700 combat missions. 57 Night and 15 Day victories (1 with an Me 262). One known victory, and perhaps his 1st, a Spitfire on 25 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 29 May, 1940, no location. A Hawk-75 SE of Cherbourg on 18 June, 1940. Two Hurricanes near Aldershot on 30 August, 1940. A Spitfire in the Cambridge area on 31 August, 1940. Three Spitfires over England on 1 September, 1940. A Handley-Paige bomber on 4 July, 1941, may have been victory No.25. A Hampden I of RAF No. 49 Sq. at Roly (Namur) the night of 5-6 April, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 35 Sq. at Libin Luxemburg, 10 km SW of St Hubert Belgium, the night of 6-7 May, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 103 Sq. at Hastiere (Namur), 8 km SW of Dinant, Belgium, the night of 28-29 August, 1942. A "4 mot" between Ostende and Brigge on 28 May, 1944. His 73, and last victory, a P-47 on 27 April, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 72 victories. Deceased 27 March, 1974. Photo
1651 Hergt, O.Fw4(F)/14Ju 88A Werk # 0707 (dam 8/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspHis disposition unknown when his ac made a force landing on 18 August, 1941 at or near the Smolensk airfield, Russia. The ac sustained engine damage causing the landing, resulting in significant damage. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Joachim Brösicke, Obs (Inj; later served in KG-55) and Uffz W.Bülow, R/O (disp unk). No mention of a Flt Engr (D.Drury).
1652 Hering, HeinrichUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 7/43 Reich Def)), 12/JG-26Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19213 or 19215 White 14" (90% dam 8/13/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440991 "Yellow 8" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 358FG in the Falaise-Argentan area. Mombeek. WIFA 13 August, 1943 when his "White 14" caught fire shortly after takeoff from Nordholz-Schiphol and he bailed with injuries just before it exploded (the Bf109 Loss List identifies this ac as Wk# 19215). WIA again, 2 March, 1944, when he was shot down with wounds by a P-51 of 4FG (newly equipped with the Mustang) at Koblenz-Niederzissen.
1653 Herke, FritzUffz11/JG-2 (8/41 France)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8338(lost 6/5/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 June, 1942 in aerial combat with fighters near Abbeville-Drucat. One known victory, a Spitfire Lanveoc-Poulmic on 20 August, 1941.
1654 Herkner, WolfgangOfwI/LG-1 (2/40 to 9/44; 8/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1008 "??" (lost 8/11/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 11 August, 1943; crashed at an undisclosed location, three other unnamed crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Flugbuch.
1655 Hermann, Lt110/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
1656 Hermann, ErnstObltStfkpt 6/Schl.G-2 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2680 "Black L" (lost 8/14/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1943 after making a force landing east of Ottana due to a technical fault.
1657 Hermann, GerhardOfw7/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4115 "5K + AR" (lost 8/30/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew at Lorwinowo 30 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List & DK-G Award List). Alternate spelling: Herrmann (DK-G List).
1658 Hermann, HansUffzI/JG-1, 7/JG-51 (8/44 France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172739 "Blue 5" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires, crashing near Mortain (Mombeeck MIA List. MIA briefly 20 June, 1944; Combat with a P-38 of 370FG, crashed near Flers. He was shot down but managed to eventually return to his base, and later KIA on 7 August, 1944.
1659 Hermann, WernerFw7/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160010 "White 7 + I" (lost 8/19/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat east of Monte Corvino. This may be the Lt Hermann, later in 10/JG-53 in August, 1944.
1660 Hermersdorfer, HelmutFw7/LG-2Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2298 (40% damaged)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Wounded during aerial combat at Donbogen, but managed to make a force landing at the Tschernischewskaja airfield, doing 40 % damge to the AC. Remaining crew: Ofw Horst Schütze, Observer, and Uffz August Jäger. Jager Blatt 4/2001.
1661 Hermes, WilhelmFw102/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk# 0847 (lost 9/30/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 September, 1940; Combat with fighter, Dorchester. One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-45 at La Fere-en-Tardenois, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at St. Quentin/Guise, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 southeast of Bapaume, 25 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at calais on 26 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, a Hawk-75A and a Bloch 151 north of Soissons, 6 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over England on 11 August, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire over England on 25 September, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, two more Hurricanes over England on 26 September, 1940. Mombeek MIA List.
1662 Herold, HeinrichUffz4/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140068 "L1 + HM" (lost 8/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Alexandria 22 August, 1942, probably due to enemy fighter attack (Ju 88 Loss List).
1663 Herrfurth, JoachimOblt4/KG-55 (Chartes 8/40), 7/KG-55He 111 Werk # Unk "G1 + AM" (dam 8/26/40), He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "G1 + AR" (lost 5/12/41)Wound Badge (8/26/40), Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 11/12 July, 1941, when his ac was lost due to unknown circumstances while attacking bridges in the vicinity of Kanev Ukraine. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinrich Homa, Uffz Edmund Mäneler and Uffz Bruno Pawlowski. Crew designations not reported (Onlineprojekt Gefallendenkmäler database), pilot selection based on Oblt Herrfurth rank. WIA 26 August, 1940, circumstances unknown, landed damaged at Chartes after a raid on Portsmouth, no mention of crew. (LOCS & D.Drury).
1664 Herrmann, HansFw10/5/1917128/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 7/JG-54, 8/JG-54 (6/43), III/JG-54 (12/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14971 "Wh 5"(lost 7/30/43), Bf 109G-5 "Black 3 + I" (lost 2/20/44?)), G-6s: WK#s 20130 & 411476, G-6 Wk# 15670 (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a P-40 on 13 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 November, 1942. Shot down 4X: 30 July, 1943 with wounds in 7 Staffel, # 14971 "White 5" 70% near Amerongen Holland. With 8 Staffel, 27 July, 1943 rammed in his # 20130 by another G-6, # 20135. Sustained 30% damage, landing at Schiphol AF. On 20 Dec., 1943 downed and wounded in # 15670 "Black 9" by B-17 return fire south of Wesermünde. On 20 Feb., 1944 downed w/o wounds in # 411476 "Black 3" over Bernberg. One known western victory, a B-24D on 21 May, 1943. A B-17 E of Kappeln on 13 June, 1943. A Double victory on 14 October, 1943, both B-17s SW of Würzburg. After his last wound on 20 December, 1943, he served in training units. Final victory count may be higher, Magnus. Alternate spelling: Hermann.
1665 Herrmann, OttoUffz3/28/1914KutschlauStab III/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and believed KIA) 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch, sd into the Thames Estuary. Remaining crew (MIA & believed KIA): Oblt Horst v.d. Groeben (geb 2/5/16 Freiburg), Obs; Uffz Waldemar Schweinoch (geb 12/1/16 Mechtal), R/O and Uffz Walter Böke (geb 7/27/19 Bad Salzuflen), Flt Engr.. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added (graves): Herrmann, bur Lommel (Be) Blk 63, Gr 32; v.d.Groeben, CC, Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 49; Schweinoch, Bourdon (Fr), Blk 15, Row 12, Gr 434 and Böke, Bourdon (Fr), Blk 14, Row 1, Gr 18 (D.Drury).
1666 Herward,Oblt1Stab/NAGr-9 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 2 August, 1943.
1667 Herzog, GerhardStbFw9I/ZG-76 (9/39), 1 & 2/NJG-1 (3/41), 3/NJG-1 (10/43)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4383 (lost 7/22/42 DeSwart), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720037 (lost 10/20/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1943 at Kettenburg, near Visselhövede in ramming an RAF aircraft (Boiten). He and unnamed R/O killed, the Gunner OK (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Wellington T2464 WS-K of RAF No. 6 Sq. on 14/15 October, 1940, piloted by S/L John Hinks, which crashed at Salzwedel, killing the entire crew. A Manchester 15 km southeast of Helmond and a Wellington 10 km N of Meijel, W of Venlo, on 27 March, 1941. A Hampden N of Maastricht the night of 10-11 April, 1941. Two additional victories on 19 August, 1941, both Wellingtons, no location. He crashed his E-2 at Katwijksebaan at Wilbertoord Holland, east of Uden on 22 July, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Magnus, victories may be as high as 12.
1668 Herzog, KarlOfw12/24/19126/ZG-26 Bf 110C-7 Werk # 3418 "3U + JP" (lost 10/7/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 7 October, 1940; shot down by F/Lt M.L. Robinson of RAF No. 609 Sq. while escorting II/KG-51 at Yeovil England. The AC crashed at the Kingston Russell Dairy Farm, (now called Long Bredy), 7 miles west of Dorchester, Dorset, killing both crew (D.Drury). His R/O-Gunner, Ogefr Herbert Schilling (geb 7/24/1913 Gera), initially carried as MIA. Their remains were discovered in August, 1976 and they were both buried in a shared grave at Cannock Chase Military Cemetery, Plot 8, Row 7, Grave 162.
Cannock Chase
1669 Hess, EgonUffz28/JG-2 (babenhausen 2/45)Fw 190A, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600762 "Black 14" (15% dam 2/25/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a belly landing at Grossostheim 25 February, 1945 due to engine failure. One known victory, a Lancaster on 13 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Typhoon on 3 August, 1943.
1670 Hesse, ErichFw284/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 1/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 21 July, 1944. Another Il-2 on 24 July, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, both Il-2s on 30 July, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 3 August, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 27 August, 1944. An 8th, a Pe-2 on 12 September, 1944. Nos. 9-11, two Il-2s and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 12th, an Il-2 on 15 September, 1944. A 13th, an Il-2 on 17 September, 1944. A 14th, an Il-2 on 30 September, 1944. Nos. 15 & 16, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. Nos. 17 & 18, both La-5s on 10 October, 1944. A 19th, an La-5 on 14 October, 1944. Nos. 20 & 21, both Il-2s on 16 October, 1944. A 22nd, a P-39 on 22 October, 1944. Nos. 23 & 24, both Il-2s on 25 October, 1944. A 25th, an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. Nos. 26-28, two Il-2s and a P-39 on 29 October, 1944.
1671 Hesse, GünterFw2/27/1917Nordhausen3/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2838 "7T + GL" (lost 8/30/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1940; following an operation over England, they experienced a problem with the navigational equipment. They flew on until they made contact with the ground, in a fog at Güenes, about 9 miles SW of Balboa Spain. Remaining crew (KIC): Lt.z.S Helmut Hanschke, Obs; Uffz Hans Marschener (aka Marschner), R/O and Uffz Hans Meinicke, Flt Engr. Their bodies were taken across the border, into France for burial. Hesse in the War Cem at Berneuil, 3/14/756. Hanschke in the same cem, 3/16/838. Meinicke, same cem, 3/15/802. No known location for Marschener or Marschner (D.Drury).
1672 Hesse, Hans ErichOblt2/SKG-210 (S.U.), I/ZG-1 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4049 "S9 + CK" (lost 8/12/41), Bf 109F, Bf 110G-2 Werk # 4604 "S9 + DL" (lost 5/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 16 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported. WIA 12 August, 1941 at Chtownja; pilot returned WIA, his unnamed R/O was listed as MIA. Bf 110 Loss List & DK-G Awards List
1673 Hesse, HeinrichLt12/21/191927/JG-53 (6/42 Med), I/SG-10 (10/43), Stfkpt 9/SG-4 (3/44), Stab III/SG-4 (8/44)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10163 "White 6 + I" (lost 6/14/42), Fw 190F-8 in SG EK 2
, Wound Badge (8/18/44), Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Soviet fighter, possibly the Il-2 (mh). Shot down 14 June, 1942 during aerial combat north of Tobruk with a Beaufighter of either RAF No. 252 or 272. He was seen hitting the water and inflating a dingy. Pilot returned per Bf 109 Loss List. One known victory, a P-40 30 km NW of Bir Hacheim on 1 June, 1942. His 2nd, a Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944. An Il-2 (mh) on 18 August, 1944. Added: Hesse and unnamed crew were picked up by a Do 24 (CM + IO) seaplane of Seenotstaffel 7, piloted by Ofw Hans Sost, however, rough seas prevented the seaplane from taking off. Both crews were eventually rescued by the U-83 (D.Drury & LOCS). NOTE: Another source suggests his Bf 109 was sd by a P-40, 100km N. of Derna.
1674 Hesse, R.Fhr2(F)/122 (Bergamo)Me 410A-3 Werk # 170150 "F6 + GK (lost)Observer Operational ClaspRescued by a Catalina (?) 13 August, 1944; shot down by Spitfires 32 km off La Spezia. His R/O, Uffz H. Seegert went MIA. "F6 + GK" was also the mount of Dietrich Stämmler. Wiki Luft data.
1675 Hessel,Lt115(Z)/LG-1Bf 109E EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane SW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. This may be Gerhardt Hessel, in JG-2, killed in a crash in November 1941.
1676 Hessel, BernhardFw402/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7272 "Black 12" (lost 9/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 September, 1943 in the Jelnja area, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 8 December, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 May, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 6 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 9 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 11 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 19 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 20 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 August, 1943. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-5 on 5 August, 1943. Three Il-2s NE of Bogoduchow on 14 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 N of Lyubotin on 21 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Pe-2s near Akhtryka on 23 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 NW of Valki and a Pe-2 NW of Olschany on 25 August, 1943.
1677 Hessel, FranzOfw31/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 5341 (25% dam 9/11/40), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 2685 (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at St Michaels, near Tenterden. He was uninjured in a mid-air collision with Oblt Lothar Keller over the Channel on 11 September, 1940; both pilots OK. He belly landed after the incident. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A west of St. Quentin, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire SE of Cambridge on 28 August, 1940.
1678 Hessel, GerhardtLt8/JG-2 (4/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9165(70% lost), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9203 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 November, 1941 2 km north of Merlimont(Berck), near Le Touquet. Injured in a crash 10 August, 1941due to engine failure near Samer (Boulogne).
1679 Hettler, Karl EugenUffz1/JG-77 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18119 "White 5" (lost 7/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 28 August, 1943 after being shot down during aerial combat, 25km SW of Ätna.
1680 Hettwer, HubertFw9/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412602 "Yellow 12 + I" (lost 8/4/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 461500 "Yellow 16 + I" (lost 12/30/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 December, 1944; shot down by ground fire in the Weissenburg area. WIA 4 August, 1944 due to an engine fire 10 km NW of Husum.
1681 Hetzel, WernerUffzJG-26 (joins 7/41), 4/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6463 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1941 in aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 72 Sq. E of Hazebrouck. Hetzel was a former Ju 87 gunner.
1682 Heubel, RudolfGefr7/JG-5Bf 109G06 Werk# 163712 "Yellow 4"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Bad Doberan. Mombeek MIA List.
1683 Heuer, RobertFw68/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.), I/JG-3 (4/44), JG-7Fw 190A-5 Werk # 311 (lost 8/28/43), Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 August, 1943; overturned on landing at Brjansk airfield after taking a flak hit, plane burnt. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 S of Karatschev on 22 August, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd Soviet, both Il-2s on 21 February, 1944. A 4th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 22 February, 1944. One known western victory, his 6th, a B-17 on 22 April, 1944, no location. Magnus Report. Deceased 29 March, 2000.
1684 Heuke, RichardLt24/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 August, 1944; shot down by flak at Drangstedt. Source: T. Boiten.
1685 Heuser, HeinrichFw5EJG-Ost, 2/JG-26 (11/42), ERG-Süd (2/44), 5/JG-2 (8/44)Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 "Black 2 & 8", Bf 109G-6(2/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172719 "Black 2" (lost 8/3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 3 August, 1944 at Avranches France (Magnus). His 1st combat sortie was on 12 December, 1942, opposing VIII Bomber Command SE of Paris. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 15 March, 1943, a Gefr at the time. Two Soviet Bostons on 1 June, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 (e.V.) 5 km NE of Enschede on 12 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire at Ostende on 4 September, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) at Greven/Lengerich on 10 October, 1943. Heuser was responsible for training the Spanish pilots of 5 Escaudrilla Azul in late 43 and early 44. Flugbuch.
1686 Heyarts, JosefLt1Erg/JG-26, Stab I/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8368 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1941 in aerial combat with Spitfires over Le Touquet, NE of Wissant. His F-4 had been hit, and he bailed, but his parachute harness had burned through, and he fell to his death. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq. N of Dunkirk on 19 July, 1941.
1687 Heyder, HeinzHptm9/11/1911 1/StG-3 (8/40), Adj Stab/SG-3 (10/44) Ju 87B-1 in StG-3, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583085 (lost 10/26/44) Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 26 October, 1944 when his F-8 crashed during a training exercise near Benatek, 18km NNW of Königgrätz, cause unknown, buried as "Unknown" in the War Cemetery at Brno (Cz) in Blk 79D. WIA 16 August, 1940 when he was hit by AA fire during a raid on Gosport, Hampshire. On this mission, he was acting as R/O-Gnr for Oblt Heinrich Eppen (D.Drury).
1688 Heydt, Horst von derUffz12/11/1925Elberfeld14/JG-3 (Jüterbog)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681376 (lost 8/29/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Zitkova Cz. Added: Having attacked a formation of B-17's, he bailed from his ac and was transported to Lazarett Trencin, on the other side of the Cz/Slovakia border, Slovakia, where he died of his wounds. He is "remembered" in the collective cemetery at Vazec (D.Drury).
1689 Heyer, WernerUffz6/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5393 (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1940 in aerial combat at Canterbury with Spitfires of RAF No. 603 Sq. or a nervous Bf 110 gunner.
1690 Heym, GüntherLtMunich22Stabstaffel/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.), Stffüh 11/JG-51 (12/44 Reich Defense), Stfkpt 11/JG-51 (2/45)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530329 (20% dam 10/4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(2/8/45)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at the Korosten airfield on 4 October, 1943 due to engine trouble. 354 combat missions, of which 144 were fighter-bomber missions. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 5 June, 1943, a Fhr. at the time. A LaGG-5 on 18 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) SW of Demensk on 20 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) S of Radul on 20 October, 1943. A Pe-2 on 17 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 15 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 June, 1944. A Pe-2 8 km S of Byarosa on 30 June, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. Magnus Report.
1691 Heymann, WolfgangFw3/11/1920Sagan11/NJG-3 (6/42), 11/NJG-6 (8/43)Bf 110F-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/11/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington on 26 June, 1942. Added: His F-4 reported lost 11 August, 1943, an accident, 50m west of the Boboc Romania Bahnhof, no further detail (NJG-6 Loss List).
1692 Hicke, WalterLt5Stab III/JG-53 (6/42 (Med), Stffüh 7/JG-53 (11/42 Italy)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8680 "Black <1 + I" (dam 6/14/42), , Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18738 "White 5 + I" (65% dam 8/15/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160619 "White 5 + I" (lost 12/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing 6 km west of Regio-Emilia on 15 December, 1943 due to a technical failure. Injured 15 August, 1943 ramming Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18749 at Grazzaniese. WIA 14 June, 1942 during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 250 Sq.. His first victory was a Spitfire in N. Africa on 14 November, 1942. His 2nd, a B-25 30 km northwest of Gabes on 31 March, 1943. His 3rd, a P-40 north of Cape Bon on 18 April, 1943. His 4th & 5th victories were P-38s over Italy, 20 August, 1943.
1693 Hieber, A.Oblt3/KG-2 Do 217M-1 Werk # 56129 (lost 8/17/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea, 5 km W of Callantsoog Holland, on 17 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). The only other known crewman of this ac was Fw Friedrich Bock, geb 7 February, 1916 at Zweibrucken, KIA 17 August, 1943. His body washed ashore at Texel after being sd by a Bf 110; buried Ysselsteyn BT-2-43. Alternamte spelling: Hircher?? (Find-A-Grave by Fred). Note: Oblt Hieber may be buried at Ysselsteyn, AD-1-19 as "Unknown", still unresolved. Or perhaps E.Förster, the R/O or Uffz W.Heinrich, of the Hieber crew, still MIA.
1694 Hier, Karl PaulOfw15 1/JG-76 (9/39 Channel), 4/JG-54 (9/40 France) Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1304 "White 1" (lost 11/22/39), Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1501 "ER + GL "White 11" (lost 11/15/40) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 November, 1940, after disappearing into the sea off Shoeburyness in "White 11". One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 SW of Lodz, shot down 4 September, 1939. Shot down (and captured by the French) 22 November, 1939 by a French Morane MS 406 over the Saarland frontier. He landed intact near Görsdorf, 60 km to the north of Strasbourg. He had been released from captivity after the end of the campaign in France. This AC was finally shipped to the U.S. in May, 1942. His 3rd victory (his 2nd unknown), a Spitfire near Dover on 11 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Eastchurch on 20 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 26 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 28 August, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 8th, a Hurricane at Themsemündung on 31 August, 1940. On 1 September, 1940, he was reported shot down by a Spitfire and was rescued from the Channel by his Air-Sea Rescue. His 9th, a Spitfire in the Ramsgate area on 8 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire near London on 27 September, 1940. His 11th, a Hurricane S of Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. Nos.12 & 13, both Hurricanes S of London on 13 October, 1940. His 14th, a Spitfire on 25 October, 1940, no location. His 15th, a Hurricane NW of Dungeness on 2 November, 1940. Added: "White 1", previously referred to as White 14", clearly pictured as "White 1" online at Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner.
1695 Hiernerwadel, WalterUffz3/JG-1 (France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731743 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1944; overturned on landing after enemy encounter at Chateaudun France. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
1696 Hild,Uffz3(F)/33 (6/41 S.U.)Ju 88 "8H + OL" (lost) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1941, failing to return from 11th combat mission. Remaining Crew (MIA): Oblt Mühlenschulte, Observer; Uffz Feldschur, R/O and Ogefr Dickhauser, Gunner.
1697 Hilgendorf, HassoLt19/JG-52 (8/44 Romania; 10/44 S.U.; 1/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18769 "Yellow 10" (lost 8/7/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511445 (lost 1/22/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 January, 1945 in the Gross Strehlitz area, SE of Breslau, cause unknown. WIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, bailed safely, location not reported. His first known victory, a LaGG on 16 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hilgendorff (Bf 109 Loss List).
1698 Hilk, S.Fw3(F)/33Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1313 "8H + OL" (lost 8/19/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew on 19 August, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission covering Chernihiv to Pryluky to Poltava, Ukraine, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Mühlen-Schulte, Obs; Uffz J.Feldschur, R/O and Gefr S.Dickhauser, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
1699 Hille, WilhelmLt9/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A (lost 8/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1943, no further detail (KG-51 Loss List). This may be Walter Hille (DK-G) in 9/KG-51
1700 Hillenbrux, WernerOfw123/NJG-1Bf 110 EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a B-17 NNW of Antwerp on 17 August, 1943. A Lancaster at Mönchen-Gladbach on 31 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster at Oranburgweiler on 6 September, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax by Neunkirchen on 27 September, 1943. Magnus, victory count is approximate.

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