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1701 Niemeyer, Hans JoachimLt9/JG-1 (Leeuwarden)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20092 "Yellow 11" (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA (believed KIA) 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat opposing American bombers and P-47 escorts of 4 & 56 FGs. His 109 crashed 10 km east of Groede Holland, SW of Breskens. (DeSwart). No known grave.
1702 Nieskens, HansUffz4/JG-1 (Rheine)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430358 "White 9" (lost 3/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Badersleben, his ac exploded after taking direct hits, buried Badersleben. Source: J. Geensen & Lost Aircraft Report.
1703 Nietsch, RudolfUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-906Do 18G Werk # 0872 "8L + CL" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 31 October, 1941 after making an emergency landing at sea on a operation at Map Quadrant 27 East/1455, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Hans Georg Weike, Observer; Ogefr Eckhardt Kleinschmidt, R/O and Ofw Alfred Rapphahn, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1704 Nietschke, HansFhrII(Sturm)/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960110 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Falkenberg.
1705 Nikolai, GüntherUffz3/KG-27 (Rouen)He 111H-5 Werk # 3837 "1G + FL" (lost 4/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 April, 1941; sd at Lundy. There are no known graves for the two deceased, probably due to the ac burning fiercely after crashing. Remaining crew: Obs Uffz Heinz Kunze (KIA); R/O Uffz Hans Kroker (WIA); Engr Uffz Franz Keuchel (POW) and Gnr Gefr Adolf Hohenbaum (POW). Source: D. Drury.
1706 Nilius, GerhardUffz12/18/19161/KG-100He 111H-2 Werk # 2726 "6N + ??" (lost 10/20/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew at the Vannes airfield on 20 October, 1940, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC, bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2): Hptm Hans Georg Begemann (geb 12/7/1909, Gr 59) and Oblt Günter Jürgens (geb 11/1/1916, Gr 58). Pilot Uffz Nilius buried in Grave 57 (absa3945).
1707 Nirminger, HansUffz11.J/88 Legion Condor, JG-26 (per Butler Pilot List)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109D
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1939 in Spain. He was one of four serving in JG-26 predecessor units to die in Spain. This one victory in Spain, a C.C.F. G-23 on 6 February, 1939 (Safarikovi Claims List/D. Drury)..
1708 Nissen, GerdObltWekusta 51He 111H Werk # unk, "4T + BH" (lost 6/12/40) Meteorological Operational Clasp POW 12 June, 1940; sd by Spitfires of Nos. 64 & 610 Sqs., crashing into the Thames Estuary off Margate, Kent. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Hermann Freudenberg, Obs (MIA at Sea); Uffz Franz Boinski, R/O (MIA); Ofw Hans Peckhaus, Flt Engr (POW) and Uffz Willi Stiegelmeier, Gnr (KIA, bur Lommel, Blk 61, Gr 541). Source: D.Drury. Added: The survivors were picked up by a fishing boat "Golden Spray". Freudenberg believed drowned and buried at sea by the Royal Navy. He is remembered at Laboe Naval Menorial (D.Drury).
1709 Nissle, LudwigOfw6/16/1913Laupheim3/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4723 (lost 4/18/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 18 April, 1942, when their ac failed to return from a misson covering Manulovka-Meswaja-Lichaja. More specifically, 18km from Krassnyj Lutsch, NE of Popovka, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Hümmer, Obs; Fw Arwin Görke (or Armin Goerke/Ger.Red Cross), R/O (MIA); Ogefr Erich Weise, Flt Engr and Ogefr Hans Schmidt, Gnr. The deceased have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but graves are understood to exist at Popovka/Krasny Luch. They are commemorated in the German War Cem, Donetsk Sammelfriedhof, Ukraine (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Nißle.
1710 Nitsche, Hans JoachimLt6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 3/2/45 near Zülsdorf/Falkenberg)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
1711 Nitschke, KurtFw8/14/19153/KG-4 (11/40 Soesterberg) He 111H-5 Werk # 3522 "5J + CL" (lost 11/15/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at De Bilt Holland (Houdringelaan), killing the Mayor's Son, the night of 14/15 November, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Hans von Derschau, Obs; Uffz Fritz Mateika, R/O and Uffz Barthel Vaassen, Flt Engr.. All buried at Ysselsteyn, CW/8: Nitschke Gr 184; v. Derschau Gr 182; Mateika Gr 186 and Vaassen Gr 188 (D.Drury),
Ysselstein, Holland
1712 Nitzsche, HansLt57/JG-27 (12/41), 6/JG-27 (6/43 Med)Bf 109E & F (Trop), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 18127 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 6/6/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 June, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea, 20 km SW of Pantelleria. Mombeek. Magnus. Two known victims, two Beaufighters over the Gulf of Agheila, on 24 December, 1941. A third, a P-40 southeast of Tobruk on 23 March, 1942. His 4th, a P-38 10 km west of Marettimo on 22 May, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 20 km southwest of Granitola Torretta on 28 May, 1943.
1713 Nocher, HansHptm11/ZG-2 (9/39), Kdr IV/EJG-2 (11/44)Bf 110 in ZG-2, Me 163 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-37P at Lodz on 4 September, 1939.
1714 Noelmeier, KarlLt2(F)/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0852 "VB + KM" (lost 7/6/41) Observer Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew near Leningrad 6 July, 1941, probably lost to enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Lt Dietrich Willms, Obs (POW); Ofw Hans Sick, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Siegfried Schädlich, Flt Engr (KIA). Only Ofw Sick and Uffz Schädlich have VDK entries, Schädlich commemorated at Sologubowka, Russia and Sick commemorated at Kaliningrad-Sammelfriedhof, Russia (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Neelmeier.
1715 Nogly, HansFhrIII/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491293 (lost 2/14/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 February, 1945 during aerial combat at Fichtberg/Elbe.
1716 Nölke, Hans JuliusUffz310/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 6/JG-54 (9/43)Bf 109G-5 Werk# 15966 "White 4" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 January, 1944 over Oranienbaum. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 5 September, 1943. A 3rd, an La-5 on 28 October, 1943.
1717 Nolte, HelmuthUffz4/LG-1 (Schleswig)He 111H-3 "L1 + KM" (lost 4/25/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 25 April, 1940; on his second mission to Norway, to attack shipping, he was sd by Gladiators of No. 263 Sq.. On of his engines caught fire and he made a force landing in the Rauma River at Fiva. Remaining crew: Gefr Herbert Schmidt, Obs (POW); Uffz Hans Schräder, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Harry Frerichs, Gnr (POW). Uffz Schräder buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1718 Nootz, Hans WernerLt5/12/19232/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260539 "Z6 + HK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 6 June, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Johann Fellner, geb 8/22/1914, Obs; Gefr Werner Boldemann, geb 7/21/1924, T.Obs; Fw Hans Rauchfuss, geb 6/27/1919, R/O and Fw heinrich Weidig, geb 1/22/1919, Mechanic. Source: B.Bines.
1719 Nöss, ArthurFw4/KG-53He 111H Werk # unk "A1 + DM" (lost 6/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 June, 1940; sd in Swiss airspace by Bf 109E-3's of the Swiss Air Force, Fl.Kp.6, piloted by Lts Jean Roubaty and Alfred Wachter. The ac crashed near Lignieres, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Hans Kaltenbach, Obs; Uffz Emil Heimann, Flt Engr; Gefr Otto Eduard Emil Müller, R/O and Gefr Engelbert Plötz, Gnr. The known graves of four are in the War Cem. in Memmingen-Waldfriedhof, Blk III, Row 2; Nöss in Gr 5, Heimann in Gr 9, Müller in Gr 7 and Plötz in Gr 1. The burial location for Kaltenbach is unknown (D.Drury).
1720 Nover, Hans Ludwig, DrLt8/16/19131/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19642 "< 2" (lost 6/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 June, 1943, cause and location not reported. Added: He was sd by American fighters over Marienthal, where he was buried (R.Randall).
1721 Novotny, HansUffzUnkUnkPilot BadgeKilled at Diepenveen, Overijssel, Netherlans 30 January, 1944 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
1722 Nowack, BrunoGefr12/14/19118/StG-77 (Argentan)Ju 87B2 Werk # 5628 (lost 10/19/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 19 October, 1940; mid-air collision with Ju 87 Wk# 5617, piloted by Gefr hans Müller of the same unit. Both crashed near Occagnes, killing both crews. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Alois Kaiser, also KIFA. Both are buried in the German War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, Blk 14, Row 8; Nowack in Gr 437 and Kaiser in Gr 439 (D.Drury).
1723 Nowak, Heinz HansOfw1/1/191633/JG-2 (11/43)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175125 (lost 12/17/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 December, 1944; Shot down by multiple P-47s but bailed successfully near Eschweiler. More than likely, taken prisoner by American infantry, but not noted on the Loss Report. One known victory, a B-17 at Strijen, SW of Dordrecht on 5 November, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire IX at Montmorency on 23 August, 1944. A 3rd, a P-38 at Titz on 12 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Nowack.
1724 Nowotny, HansUffz5/JG-11 (Deelen) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27128 "< o" (lost 1/30/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47; his G-6 crashed near Arnhem Holland. Added: He crashed at Rande, west of Diepenveen Holland. Buried Yssel BM-4-90 (SGLO). Possibly sd by Maj.Beckham, 353FG.
1725 Oberhausen, KonradFw3(F)/33 (Atlantic)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430407 ""8H + HL" (lost 12/13/42)Observer Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 13 December, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported, crew, including his Observer Oblt Günther Hassold, returned (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Pilot Oberhausen and two others, Fw Wilhelm Hausmanns and Uffz Hans Krausel, survived (SGM, Incidents in Spain). Added: Crash location, Off L'Escala, Girona, Spain. The ac has also been identified as from 1(F)/33 as "8H + AH" (D.Drury).
1726 Oberländer, Hans WernerMaj12/16/1912Bankauer Mühle, Kreis SchwetzKG-54, 2/KG-55 (12/40), Stfkpt 2/KG-55 (9/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 7857 "G1 + RK (dam 11/25/42), Staff Positionsaft 11/42 RK(3/24/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/42)
EP(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Silver Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
His H-6 was badly damaged by AA fire near Chernybevskaya; he was forced to make a crash landing near Morozovskaya. The entire crew seriously injured. Remaining crew: Ofw Franz Placzek, Obs & RK winner; Fw Werner Hofmann, R/O; Ofw Karl Michels, Flt Engr and Uffz Alfred Kallenbach, Gnr.. 263 combat missions. Deceased 12 October, 1996 Kaufbeuren (P. Bastin).
1727 Obermayer, HansOblt1/NJG-3 (Med)Bf 110E-2 Trop Werk # 4439 "L1 + PH" (lost 6/14/41)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 June, 1941 on Insel Anaphi, probably due to engine trouble, his unnamed R/O WIA. Bf 110 Loss List. His R/O later identified as Fw Heinrich Mertens, was rescued (uninjured) by the Italian Navy (Jörg Windmüller).
1728 Obermayer, RichardFhr3/26/1920OberpolitzFFS C 12 (Prag-Rusin) Ju 52 Werk # 5520 "VR + KP" ? (lost 11/29/40) Student Pilot? KIC 29 November, 1940 at Knezeves, CZ, cause unknown, possibility poor visibility due to snow storm. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Georg Helmut Schramm (geb 1/13/1918 Dresden), Gefr Helmut Steuerwald (geb 1/22/1921 Monzenhein) and Gefr Hans Maas (geb 1/18/1920 Bad Kreuzenach (F.Braun).
1729 Obert, HansUffz16/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Morane on 15 May, 1940, no location.
1730 Öchler, HansFw18/JG-53Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire 20 km southwest of Dunkirk/Ostende on 14 May, 1941. He suffered a severe back injury during a landing at Molodeczno on 3 July, 1941 (Prien). Alternate spelling: Oechler (Perry Claims).
1731 Ochs, AlexanderUffz9/16/1916Frankfurt/Main 1/Stuka Schule-Foggia (41-42), 4/StG-151 (Yugoslavia 9/43) JU 87D-1 Werk # 2422 "VE + CL" (lost 9/24/43) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 24 September, 1943, with rear gunner, Ogefr Hans Stimmerling, at Isle of Brac, Croatia; the ac was a total loss. Source: Yugo Crashes-Shrani & Ju 87 Loss List. Additional information is provided from his unit, per an official document issued and signed by Oblt & Stfkpt Suchtrunk, 18 October, 1943, to the fiancee of Alex, provided by Tilman Ochs, stepbrother to Alex: "Because of engine trouble, on their way to attack a convoy in the Adriatic Sea, the crew bailed out and landed in the sea near the Isle of Brac. Boats were sent out from Brac, which were in the hands of Yugoslav Partisan troops, and pilot and rear gunner were picked up". Croatian Partisan Archive material provided by Lovro Persen confirm the event, saying the rear gunner was interrogated and taken prisoner, whereas the pilot (Alex) is not mentioned in the documents. Uffz Ochs remains MIA to this day. Thank you Tilman.

1732 Odenthal, HansObltJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove De.)Bü 131 Werk # 120 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 3 April, 1942 when he crashed his Bü 131 at Grove Denmark during a non-operational flight due to engine failure. Source: SIG Norway.
1733 Oechler, HansFw37/JG-53 (4/41 Maldeghem) 8/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5431 (lost 7/4/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/4/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 July, 1941 during aerial combat making a forced landing at Molodeczno. Source: Jochen Prien
1734 Öeckel, HansLt11/21/19204 12/JG-26 (10/43 Eelde; 2/44 Reich Def) Fw 190A-6, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19645 "Blue 12" (60% dam 10/10/43; WIA, enemy fire, force land Soerendonk, S of Leende), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410723 "Blue 1" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165193 "Blue 7" (lost) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 July, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 7" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 or 602 Sq. S of Liseux-Alencon. Buried Champigny-St Andre, France, Block 9/453 (Rosseels). WIA 21 January, 1944 in "Blue 1" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 353FG flown by Maj. Walter Beckham E of Laon-Sissonne. He bailed safely but not without burns. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Holthausen, NW of Meppen, on 10 October, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 S of Donauwörth (Meitingen) on 24 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Coulommiers, E of Paris, on 14 June, 1944. His 4th, a Spitfire at St. Lo-Caen on 26 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Oeckel.
1735 Oeckenpöhler, HansFw8/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + DS" (lost 8/14/40), He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + AS" (dam 1/31/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported a total loss 14 August, 1940 after crashing at the Rennes airfield, crew safe, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Schreiber, Obs; Uffz Erich Frielinghaus, R/O; Uffz Franz Lösecke, Mech and Gefr Adolf Blumenthal, Gnr. In a 2nd incident on 31 January, 1941, he belly landed at Rennes airfield. Remaining crew: Hptm Hans Günther Clauss (DKG), Obs and Paul Iffländer, R/O, no further detail (absa3945).
1736 Oeckler, HansOfw18/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 in the Bordeaux-Lorient area on 17 May, 1943. This could be Rudi Ockler, misspelled.
1737 Oehlschlager, HansHptm4Stab I/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14239 "Yellow 2" (lost 9/5/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 September, 1942 during aerial combat at Dugino. One known victory, a Soviet MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A 3rd and 4th, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 3 September, 1942. Alternate spelling: Oelschläger (Bf 109 Loss List).
1738 Oehm, Hans DieterLt9/5/19241LKS-1 (school 11/42), 5(Sturm)/JG-300 (7/44), 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 in the Rosenheim area on 18 July, 1944. Shot down twice, once with serious wounds from B-24 return fire. After recovering in a Hungarian hospital, he returned to active duty. Added: Occasional wingman for Konrad Bauer; deceased December 2016 (falkeeins-blog).
1739 Oehm, HelmutUffz9/6/1919BFS-6 (6/41), FFS-11 (7/41 Zeltweg), 11/KG-51 (5/42 Saporoshje, S.U.), 7/KG-51 (6/42 Charkov-West)Ju 88A Werk # 144120 "9K + AD" (8/25/42), Ju 88A Werk # Unk (lost 9/17/42)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
MIA with unnamed crew, 17 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission in the Stalingrad area, no further detail. He flew as R/O for pilot Oblt Hans Richter of Stab/KG-51 (8/25/42). Added: He is believed to have been flying with the same crew, becoming Russian POW's (perhaps) after suffering engine damage and making an emergency landing in map quadrant Pl.Qu.3082, near Stalingrad. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Richter, Pilot; Fw Heinz Paschen, Obs and Ogefr Alfons Albers, Gnr. Source: Soldbuch via Sergey.
1740 Oertel, HansLt12/JG-2 (3/40)Bf 109D & EFighter Operational Clasp
1741 Oestereich, HansUffz25/SG-2 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 5 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 on 23 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Oestreicht.
1742 Ohlhorn, HansUffz4/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4369 "3U + DM" (dam 12/29/41)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 29 December, 1941 at Wjelikesjelje-Kungangwo, cause or crew disposition not mentioned. Bf 110 Loss list
1743 Ohlmann, HansJG-26Bf 109, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspButler Pilot List
1744 Ohly, HansHptm1/27/19157 1/JG-53 (1/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-53 (9/40-4/41), 7/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.) Bf 109E "White1"(lost 1/40), Bf 109E-4 "White 7"(dam 8/19/40), Bf 109E-4 "Yel 7" (9/40), Bf 109F in JG-3 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 January, 1940 during aerial combat with a Curtis, and making a force landing at Birkenfeld (Prien). His "White 7" suffered chasis damage at Rennes on 19 August, 1940 (Prien). Three known victories, his 1st, 2nd & 3rd, a Blenheim near Sedan and two Battles southwest of Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Portland on 25 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 7th, an I-15 on 26 June, 1941. A MiG-1 on 23 May, 1942. Magnus, 15 victories. Deceased 12 October, 1998.
1745 Öhme, HansFw1/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100325 (lost 9/29/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 29 September, 1943 when their ac exploded in flight over Federowka. Ju 87 Loss List
1746 Oleck, Hans Georg1/19/1925III/NJG-1Bf 110Night Fighter Operational ClaspDeceased 16 June, 1999. Oleck became an MD. Jager Blatt Obit.
1747 Olsson, FranzFw1/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3520 "5J + IH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 6 May, 1941 after a bombing mission at Greenock, and was a few miles SW of Glasgow, when attacked by a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq.. The Defiant broke off the attack after running out of ammunition, but not before mortally wounding the He 111. Olsson struggled to continue flying, however he lost altitude so quickly, the crew could not bail. One wing hit a telephone pole and they crashed on the outskirts of Newcastle, where they were quickly rounded up by the Home Guard. Remaining crew: Hptm Eugen Eichler, Observer (POW), Ogefr Wilhelm Koch, wireless operator (KIA) and Gefr Hans Schiedlinski, gunner (POW).
1748 Opel, Hans GerhardLt22/JG-53 (3/43),Bf 109G-4 "Black 5" (Italy), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15134 "Black 9" (lost 4/3/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 3 April, 1943 after being downed during aerial combat with B-25s and Spitfire escorts over Tunisia. One known Desert victory, a P-38 15 km northeast of Beja on 3 March, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 3 April, 1943.
1749 Oppl, HansLt3/31/1912110/NJG-2 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620448 "4R+NU" (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 27 December, 1944 on a Night mission near Grandrieu, Belgium, north of Marche, while strafing a U.S. motor column. He crashed into high conifers pulling out of the run. Remaining crew (dispositions not given): Uffz Walter Klemm, Fw Franz Glaser and Fw Heinz Ende. Oppl buried Lommel, Block 58/83 (Rosseels). Added: The entire crew were killed an buried at Lommel, Blk 58: Lt Oppl, Gr 53; Uffz Klemm, Gr 94; Fw Glaser, Gr 93 and Fw Ende, Gr 84. All shown died 26 December,1944 (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
1750 Örtel, Hans Ludwig Dr.Lt12/JG-1 (5/40)Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim in the Maastricht area, 12 May, 1940.
1751 Ortner, HansFwI/SG-3Fw 190F-8 Werk # 190022 (lost 2/20/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 20 February, 1945 after enemy fighter attack.
1752 Oser, HansUffz8/KG-26 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4271 "1T + CS" (lost 12/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Algiers 26 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1753 Ospel, HansFw7/KG-27He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1754 Osswald, HansOfhr29/JG-27 (10/41 S.U.)Bf 109E & F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Soviet I-18 on 4 October, 1941. His 2nd, an I-18 on 11 October, 1941.
1755 Osterheld, JohannesFhr13/JG-51 (5/45)Fw 190A "Yellow ?"Fighter Operational ClaspA comrade of Hans Thein. Jager Blatt article.
1756 Ostermann, HansFwI/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738289 (lost 3/20/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash, 20 March, 1945, near Neupetershain, cause unknown.
1757 Ostermeier, HansObltIndependent Kampfgruppe ("KG" Bombers?)Ju 87RK-EL

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
1758 Oswald, HansOfw83/JG-52 (8/42), 2/JG-52 (12/42)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14226 "Yellow 10" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 December, 1942 during a ground strike W of Novo-Kalikva. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 1 September, 1942. A 3rd & 4th, two Il-2s on 2 September, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 3 September, 1942. Nos. 6 & 7, both Il-2s on 6 October, 1942. An 8th, a Yak-1 on 15 October, 1942. Alternate spelling: Osswald (Magnus).
1759 Others, HansOfw10/NJG-5 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360138 "C9 + KU" (lost 8/7/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Kolobowka 7 August, 1943 during aerial combat, probably from enemy gunners (Ju 88 Loss List).
1760 Ott, HansFw3/StG-1 (Stavanger)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 0207 "A5 + IL" (lost 6/2/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHis ac damaged, he ditched in Beisfjord on 2 June, 1940. He and his R/O-Gnr, Lt Günther Brack, were briefly interned (Sundin profile per F. Braun & Flyvrak Norway).
1761 Otte, HansLt6/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2851 "S2 + LP" (lost 6/2/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 2 June, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 6272 due to enemy fighters. Ju 87 Loss List
1762 Otte, Maximilian Dr. jur.Maj9/3/1910Rawitsch, Provinz PosenII/ZG-1, Jagdgruppe 101, JG-77, Stfkpt 9/StG-2, StG-3, Kdr II/SG-2Bf 110C, Bf 109, Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 RK(4/5/42)-EL(3/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 20 May, 1944 during level flight 3 km southeast of Koshnitsa, probably by ground fire. He crashed and burned, along with his R/O of 800 missions, Ofw Hans Kanhor (Nom. for the RK). Otte flew 1179 missions as fighter, destroyer and dive bomber pilot
1763 Otto, HansLt1(Erg)/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1442 "Black 13" (lost 11/15/40) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
WIFA 15 November, 1940 while on patrol off Dunkirk, when he collided with another 109, piloted by Fhr Heinz Richter. Both bailed, but Richter drowned, while Otto was rescued. Otto's 109 crashed at Grand-Fort-Philippe, France, about 12 miles west of Dunkirk, (D.Drury).
1764 Öwich, HelmutUffz2/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0541 "4D + KK" (lost 4/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 April, 1941 after ditching east of Humber due to engine problems. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Hans Holaseck, Observer, Gefr Sebastian Daigle, wireless operator and Gefr Werner Lück, gunner. Alternate spelling: Öhmisch (Ju 88 Loss List per "Turning Point II", pg 41).
1765 Paas, Hans WernerOblt 9/KG-4 (5/40 Delmenhorst), Stfkpt 8/KG-54 (6/41 Leeuwarden) He 111P-2 Werk # 1591 "5J + BT" (lost 5/10/40), He 111H-5 Werk # 3793 "5J + FS" (lost 6/5/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Goudswaard, SW of Spijkenisse Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Uffz W.Hufnagel, Uffz F.Lewandofski and Ogefr E.Stölzel; all believed POW with the pilot, and released after Holland surrendered. On 5 June, 1941, Paas was sd by a Beaufighter of No.25 Sq. near South Reston, Lincolnshire, and taken prisoner. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Horst Walther, Uffz Paul Weber, Fw N.Kemser and Oblt Günther Truckenbrodt. The crewmembers bailed over the water, but drowned. All but Kemser were recovered, and buried at Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard in War Graves. Weber Plot 2, Row 1, Gr 5; Truckenbrodt 2/2/7 and Walther 2/1/7 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Pass.
1766 Pabst, HansUffz6/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14744 "White 2 + -" (lost 4/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 April, 1943 during aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 7543.
1767 Padell, HansLtKG unitJu 88A-4, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1768 Pagels, GottfriedLt3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Amsterdam-Schiphol) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 3426 "M2 + GL" (lost 7/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 8 July, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Heinrich Brändle, Obs; Gefr Klaus Schröder, R/O and Gefr Hans Schuh (D.Drury).
1769 Pahlmann, HorstUffz8/19/1912DalldorfKGr.z.b.V.-5 He 111H Werk # 3543 (lost 4/5/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 5 April, 1942 when his ac was shot down in the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia, while supplying ground troops in the Kholm Pocket. Remaining crew (all buried in the Ger War Cem at Korpowo): Oblt Hans Günther Thomas, Obs (bur Blk 16, Row 21, Gr 1301); Uffz Rolf Wiehbach, R/O (bur 16/21/1304) and Uffz Friedrich Persuhn, Flt Engr (bur 16/21/1303). Uffz Pahlmann buried 16/21/1302 (D.Drury).
1770 Pahlow, HansUffz18/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 25 November, 1944 near Werl, no further detail. Source: T. Boiten.
1771 Pahnke, KurtFw1/Küstenfliegergruppe Kü.Fl.Gr-506Ju 88 Werk # 715 "S4 + JH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 April, 1941 after being heavily damaged by two Spitfires of RAF No. 72 Sq., piloted by Sgt White and Sgt Harrison on an operation at Whitley Bay. The AC crashed into the sea off the Farne Islands. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Hans Jark, Observer, Uffz Johann Schaare, wireless operator and Hptgefr J. Schumacher, mechanic. Schumachers body washed ashore at Hornsea, East Yorkshire, on 10 May, 1941, and he was buried in Brandesburton Churchyard, near Hornsea, under the same date.
1772 Pancritius, Hans ?Pankraz"Oblt3/9/1921Insterburg109/JG-1 (5/42), 8/JG-1 (3/43), 3/JG-11 (6/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-11, Stfkpt 3/JG-11 (7/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 in 8 Staffel, Fw 190A-5/U12 Werk # 7366 (lost 7/17/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 July, 1943 in aerial combat in Werk # 7366 with a B-17 north of Borkum. Magnus. All 10 victories were bombers. One known victory, his 3rd, was the B-17 "Cactus" of the 506BS, flown by 1/Lt. Virgil R. Fouts (his 1st mission) downed over the sea (3/4/43??) off the coast of Holland. A B-24 on 18 March, 1943. A B-24 500 m off Texel on 22 March, 1943 (his 3rd per OKL). His 5th, a B-17 on 17 April, 1943.His 6th, a B-17 on 15 May, 1943. Another, his 7th, a B-17 on 21 May, 1943, opposing the 306th BG over Wilhelmshaven. His 8th, a B-17 3 km S of Hallig-Hooge on 13 June, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 (HSS) on 25 June, 1943. No known grave.
1773 Panhans, ReinholdLt5/29/1916Königsberg3(F)/22Do 17P (crashed at sea off the Swedish coast)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 13 August, 1940 off the Swedish coastline, cause unknown. His body was found on the Swedish west coast and he was buried at Grebbestad Sweden on 11 October, 1940. The remaining two crewmembers, Fw Helmut Otto (born 6/1/1913) and Uffz Hans Bauer (born 6/29/1917) are still MIA. Source: B.Widfeldt
1774 Pannier, HansFw8/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4456 "V4 + GS" (lost 6/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 20 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). This marking may have been "V4 + 8S"
1775 Panzer, HansUffz2(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430444 "T5 + FK" (lost 3/30/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Werner Richter and two other unnamed crew in the Bjelgorod-Kursk-Sumy area, 30 March, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1776 Panzok, HansUffz1/NAGr.-6Fw 189A-3 Werk # 0099 "P2 + LH" (lost 8/21/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1943 at Belgorod, cause unknown. His Observer, Oblt Wolfgang Lach, and an unnamed crewman were also KIA. Obs Loss List
1777 Pasoldt, HansOfwInstructor, Erg.Kü.Flg. Staffel (F) See (Kobenhavn See)Bv 138B Werk # 2008 "6H + CH" (lost)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIC 11 May, 1944 when te AC crashed into the Baltic Sea, east of Stevns, killing the crew of three. No cause given. Remaining crew (KIC): Student pilot Ofhr Rolf Twesten and Student Gunner Erich Sarther. These two were recovered soon after the crash and were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 16 May, 1944. The body of Instructor pilot Pasoldt was retrieved from the sea later, and buried also in Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1778 Paulisch, Hans WernerLt5Stfkpt 2/JG-54 (12/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109 D & E in 2 Staffel, Bf 109F-2 Werk# 6782 "Black 6" (lost 11/4/41) in 8 Staffel
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 November, 1941 over Tikhvin, 160 km (100 miles) east of Leningrad, cause unknown. On 21 December, 1939, in 2 Staffel, suffered leg wounds in aerial combat with a Morane 406, and was forced to bail out. His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 4 July, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 21 July, 1941. A 3rd, a SB-2 on 2 August, 1941. A 4th, an I-16 on 8 September, 1941. A 5th, an I-18 on 23 September, 1941.
1779 Paulmann, HansUffz7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14870 "White 7" (lost 7/21/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 21 July, 1943 after aerial combat with a LaGG-5 east of Orel.
1780 Pawlowski, Hans JoachimFw6/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3057 "5K + FP" (lost 7/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 July, 1941 at Brinsk, three unnamed crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
1781 Pax, HansFw12/25/19183/KG-6Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180411 "3E + ML" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, when on the Bristol bombing raid, he suffered engine failure over the Channel coast and crashed at St Helier, Jersey. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Schwöbel bailed out but was killed. The other crew members (unnamed) bailed out over France. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: The two known are buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe (Fr), Blk 47; Pax in Gr 313, Schwöbel in Gr 314 (D.Drury).
1782 Pechtl, JohannUffzWekusta Ob.d.L. (Germany)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1446 (lost 7/2/43)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Fw Hans Sterr and two other unnamed crew 2 July, 1943; crashed at Langebrügge, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1783 Pehlemann, Hans EberhardOfhr33/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170133 "Yellow 3" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47, crashing at Heidegraben, near Uetersen (Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Freiburg area on 18 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 in the Fehmarn Is. area on 11 April, 1944. His 3rd, another B-17 (HSS), same area, also on 11 April, 1944.
1784 Pekrun, HansHptm12/KG-40 (7/43)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3101 (lost 7/5/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 5 July, 1943 when his Ju 88 crashed at Oberingelheim after suffering engine failure. Also injured was the Obs, Oblt Fritz Tamm. Second pilot, Hptm Albrecht Kuntze was taken to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.
1785 Pekuri, Lauri Olavi "Lasse"Hptm11/6/1916Helsinki, Finland19 Deputy Ldr 2/LeLv-24 (3/42 Tiksha), 1/LeLv-34 (2/43, 6/43 Utti), Kdr 1/LeLv-34 (6/44) F2A Buffalo B-239, F2A "BW-372" (lost 6/25/42), Bf 109G-6 "MT-420" (lost 6/44) EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp POW 16 June, 1944 (H. Breuer). Added: He was not injured on 25 June, 1942 when he was attacked by Russian Hurricanes and MiGs and forced to ditch his burning Brewster into lake Segozero, Karelia Russia. He swam ashore and walked 20km back to his unit (Flyvrak Norway).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Lauri (Lasse) Pekuri was born on 6 Nov 1916 in Helsinki. Lt. Pekuri, with 160 hours of flying experience, was posted in Fighter Squadron 24 in August 1941 together with his friend Hans Wind. Both men were thrilled for getting a chance to serve in the best squadron of the FAF. Type training for the Brewster comprised four takeoffs and landings, then the newcomers were considered prepared for real missions.
1786 Pelinka, HansUffz9JG-51Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report.
1787 Pellar, KonradLt9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 1167 "U5 + BD" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1942 after aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by F/O James G. Benson, crashing into the sea four miles east of Blyth. Remaining crew (all MIA): Maj Gerhard Klostermann (Kdr III/KG-2), Observer, Fw Hans Göggerle, wireless operator and Uffz Josef Uhl, mechanic.
1788 Pelz, GerhardOgefr8/2/1920BartensteinKü.Fl.Gr.-106Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1291 (lost 12/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 18 December, 1941, crashing at the Morlaix airfield, after being attacked by fighters. Remaining crew (deceased bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, Blk 9, Row 52): Lt Hans Detlef Lindemann (geb 7/8/1918 Hamburg, bur Gr 1325), Obs; Uffz Fritz Grassmann (geb 9/23/1919 Berlin, bur Gr 1324, R/O and Uffz Eduard Martin, Gnr (no dispo). Pilot Ogefr Pelz buried Grave 1324 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
1789 Pelzer, HansUffz3/6/1919Karlsbad3/JG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 566 "Yellow 12" (lost 4/17/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 April, 1943 from B-17 return fire. He crashed in his Fw 190 near Bahlum-Oldenburg. Buried Karlovy Vary (Cz Rep), Block NEU/2/34.
1790 Pelzl, HansLt1Erg/JG-West (11/42 France), 9/JG-2 (1/43 France)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12896 "White/Blue 9" (lost 11/7/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20145 (lost 8/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 15 August, 1943 near Cambrai due to a technical failure. His F-2 was reported lost on 7 November, 1942, cause and location unknown. His one known victory, a B-17 on 3 January, 1943.
1791 Penningdorf, HansHptmKGr-806 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140188 "M7 + ??" (lost 7/5/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured as were unnamed crew when he crashed on takeoff from Catania on 5 July, 1942
1792 Pentzien, HansHptm7/8/1914Bad Doberan / RostockStfkpt 1(F)/124Ju 88 most likely RK(2/2/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 3 May, 2007 Düsseldorf (P. Bastin).
1793 Pentzlen, HansUffz12/JG-2Fw 190A (lost 3/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 March, 1944 during aerial combat near Criel;sd by a Canadian fighter piloted by F/L J.E. Sheppard of No. 401 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
1794 Penzel, KarlOfw9/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5536 "A1 + LT" (lost 10/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 29 October, 1940 after the ac suffered a malfunction. The crew became lost and bailed out, believing they were over the Netherlands. The ac crashed into the River Stour mud, off Parkeston Quay, Essex. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Florian Sigger, Obs; Uffz Johannes Klitscher, R/O; Ofw Hans Metzger (or Metzer), Flt Engr and Uffz Harry Lüdicke (or Lüdecke), Gnr (D.Drury).
1795 Perschall, HansFlugzeugführerMe 262, Me 163Fighter Operational ClaspPictured in a 1953 reunion photo of jet pilots. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
1796 Peschel, HansOgefr5(Sturm)/JG-4 (1/45)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682738 "White 14" (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945, wounded by AA fire at Melsbroek. His first pass was at AA emplacements; second pass at 5 parked B-17s; third pass at parked P-47s. As he pulled up on the third pass, he was hit by AA fire, climbed to 1600 ft and bailed. He landed 200 yds from the Melsbroek airfield and was immediately taken prisoner.
1797 Peter, HansLt5/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2301 "L1 + IN" (lost 12/21/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 December, 1941 after being shot down by an RAF fighter while on a mission to Derna.
1798 Peterburs, HansOfw10/9/1912Herne Westfalen18III/ZG-76 (2/41), 1/ZG-1 (8/42 S.U.), III/ZG-1, II/SKG-210, Erg/SKG-10, II/SG-4Bf 110, Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160370 "Yellow C" (lost 1/44 in II/SG-4) RK(11/25/42)
For. Pilot wing

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(1/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Assault Oper.Clasps
KIA 11 January, 1944 near Salerno when his Fw 190 was shot down by Spitfires. Channel pilot. Destroyed an additional 26 AC on the ground, as well as, 19 tanks. 5 aerial victories against British AC. His 1st known western victory, a Beaufort near Lister on 9 February, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 30 August, 1942. Two I-16 Ratas on 10 October, 1942. Obermaier states that his brother, Heinz Peterburs, also a "Jagdflieger" was killed in action, however I do not recognize him as a pilot.
1799 Petereit, Hans GeorgFw3(H)/21Hs 126B-1 Werk # 3202 "P2 + AL" (lost 7/23/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 23 July, 1943; downed by flak, crashed west of Papustitschi Russia. His Observer, Oblt Siegfried Manske, was also listed as MIA. No mention of a 3rd crewmember. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
1800 Peters, HansOblt1/KG-2Do 217K-1 Werk # 4418 "U5 + BH" (lost 7/28/44)Pilot/Observer Badge Awarded on 2 October
1942

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP(10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 28 July, 1944 (DK-G Awards List). Data found on his Award Certificate on the Internet & DK-G Awards List.

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