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1701 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).
1702 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.
1703 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.
1704 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).
1705 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.
1706 Hieber, A.Oblt3/KG-2 (8/43 Eindhoven) Do 217M-1 Werk # 56129 "U5 + FL" (lost 8/18/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea, 5 km W of Callantsoog Holland, the night of 17/18 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. (Find-A-Grave by Fred). Note: Oblt Hieber may be buried at Ysselsteyn, AD-1-19 as "Unknown", still unresolved. Added: The MIA crewmen are: Oblt A Hieber, Pilot, Fw E.Förster, R/O and Uffz W.Heinrich, Gnr (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Hircher
Ysselstein, Holland
1707 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-4 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.
1708 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.
1709 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.
1710 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).
1711 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).
1712 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
1713 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.
1714 Hiller, AlfredLt6/16/192113/JG-301Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162263 (lost 8/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Ledeghem (Boiten). Buried Lommel, Block 32/574 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Lancaster at St Leu on 8 July, 1944.
Lommel, Belgium
1715 Hiller, KarlOfw10 1/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.), 4/JG-52 (3/44), 10/JG-11 (6/44 S.U.), 12/JG-11 (1/45 Gross-Ostheim) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960298 "Blue 11 + I" (lost 1/1/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW with wounds 1 January, 1945 after his A-8 crashed at Maastricht Holland during Operation Bodenplatte after engaging American fighters (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 26 January, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 9 March, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, an R-5 on 15 April, 1944. A 4th Soviet, a P-39 on 16 April, 1944. A 5th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 May, 1944. A 6th Soviet, a P-39 on 30 June, 1944. A 7th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 August, 1944. An 8th Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 17 August, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 at Lüttich on 23 December, 1944. A 2nd, a P-38 SW of Prüm on 24 December, 1944. Magnus.
1716 Hiller, OttoFw1012/NJG-5, 9/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88C-6EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Langeland on 30 August, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" same night, in the Königsberg area. Magnus Report, victory count is approximate. Boiten 6 victories.
1717 Hilliger, Klaus DietrichLt3/19/192429/JG-26 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163471 "Blue 12" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410218 "White 2" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 2" with a P-47 of 50FG S of Rouen. WIA 29 May, 1944 in his "Blue 12" during aerial combat at Metz-Frescaty. His two victories, both P-51s; one at Caen of 122FS on 27 July, 1944, the other of 65 FS at Meaux, S of Soissons, on 29 July, 1944.
1718 Hillmann, WolfgangUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2878 "7T + CH" (or GH) (lost 8/29/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 29 August, 1940; failed to return from an opeartion over the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S Ernst Rees, Obs; Uffz Kurt Siedenkopf, R/O and Friedrich Paul, Flt Engr. Only the pilot seems to appear in the graves registry, remembered in the U-Boat Mem at Möltenort or the Laboe Naval Mem (D.Drury).
1719 Hillmer, DietmarUffz11/JG-1 (3/45 Anklam)Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspAt wars end, he was interned briefly by the British at Hamburg, but released in August of 1945.
1720 Himmelheber, MaxLt1Stab I/JG-2 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5044 (lost 9/6/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 September, 1940 after being shot down during aerial combat, bailing safely at Plumtree Farm, Headcorn, near Maidstone. Another source has him MIA, same date. His first victory, a Hurricane at Goudhurst/Kent on 30 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Himmelbauer.
1721 Himmelmann, PaulLt7/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164909 "White 2" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 north of Alencon France. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
1722 Himmelmann, WilhelmLt4/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E Werk # 2786 "White 3 + -" (lost 8/27/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 August, 1941 during aerial combat with a Soviet bomber south of Kasatschi-Lageri.
1723 Hinkelmann, Joachim JochenOblt59/JG-27 (8/41 S.U.), 3/JG-3 (4/44)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3639 "Yellow 2" (lost 9/21/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 April, 1944 (Magnus). Reported lost 21 September, 1941, cause unknown, returned. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1941. His 2nd & 3rd, two Il-2s E of Dugino on 12 October, 1941. His 4th and 5th, both P-38s N of Siegen on 22 April, 1944.
1724 Hinne, Friedrich KarlLt4/15/1921Rosslau/Dessau2/NJG-3 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360418 "D5 + AK" (lost 8/31/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with one other unnamed crew 31 August, 1943 cause unknown, location not reported, one other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Günther Lüddecke (KIA) & Uffz Pluschke (WIA), crash location, Horni Jiretin near Most, CZ. The cause was British AA fire (F.Braun).
1725 Hintzen, HermannHptm3/11/1911Herne6JG-11 (5/43 Jever), Jagdstaffel Helgoland (6/43), Stfkpt 6/JG-11 (6/43 Reich Def), 4/JGr West (12/43), Stfkpt 5 & 7/JG-110 (9/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-101 (to 4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20330 "Yellow 1" (lost 9/27/43) & Fw 190A in JG-11, Bf 109T-2 in Jagdstaffel HelgolandEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost in combat with a P-47 on 27 September, 1943 north of Norderney; pilot OK, bailed safely. His first known victim was a B-17 on 19 May, 1943, shortly after arriving at Jever. His 2nd, a B-17 45 sm NNW of Nordeney on 13 June, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 E of Rockenhausen on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943. A 5th & 6th, both B-24s 80 km W of Carcans on 31 December, 1943. Deceased 18 August, 1962, Herne.
1726 Hinz, Uffz59/JG-3Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 over northern Italy, 19 December, 1943. Magnus Report.
1727 Hipper, HeinzFw7Flugzeugführer 9/JG-53 (3/41), 8/JG-53 (4/42 Sicily)Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7532 "Yellow 1 + I" (lost 2/22/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 February, 1942, making a force landing at Scaglitti due to lack of fuel (Prien). One known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 2 August, 1941 (Prien). His seventh and last victory, was a Hurricane over Malta, the same day of his flying accident.
1728 Hirsch, HellmuthLt4/JG-53 (8/43 Italy; 3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19799 (or 18799; 109 Loss List) "White 6 + -" (lost 8/31/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440114 (lost 3/4/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 March, 1944 at Heiligenroth during a transfer flight, cause not reported. Injured in a crash on 31 August, 1943 near Termoli due to a fuel shortage.
1729 Hobusch, FritzFw37/NJG-2 (8/42), 4/NJG-2 (6/43 Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360376 "R4 + AD" (lost 7/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 15 July, 1943, Mediterranean Sea, off Sicily (Magnus & Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory, a Halifax on 14 August, 1942. A 2nd victory, a Stirling on 10 September, 1942. A 3rd, a Wellington on 28 June, 1943.
1730 Hoch, HermannLtStab I/JG-26 (8/42), 10 (Jabo)/JG-26 (1/43)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5260 (lost 8/21/42), Fw 190A-4/U3 Werk # 2409 "Black 2" (Lost 1/20/43) in JaboWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Hoch suffered burns on 21 August, 1942 when his A-2 caught fire as a result of engine problems. On 20 January, 1943, on the "Great London Raid", he was hit by AA fire. He headed out to sea, but turned back when it was apparent that he would not make the French coast. He made a belly landing in a Sussex field and activated the demolition charge and jumped from the plane just as it blew up. He was promptly marched off to captivity, the only casualty of the First Wave of the attack.
1731 Höchstetter, HeinrichLt9/KG-51 (Channel)JU 88A-1 Werk # 7068 "9K + FT" (35% dam 7/31/40), Ju 88A-1 Wwerk # 7091 "9K + KT" (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1940; believed shot down by fighters over Portsmouth. Wk# 7068 crashed at Orly 31 July, 1940, no cause reported, crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew Werk # 7091, all MIA): Uffz Gottfried Noack, Obs; Uffz Otto Noack, R/O and Uffz Alfred Stahr, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Höchstatter
1732 Hoeckner, WalterMaj10/24/1914Berlin Zehlendorf68JG-52, 6/JG-77 (3/41-6/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (1/43), Kdr II/JG-1 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-4 (1/44-8/44 Italy)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3447 (30% dam; flak at Odessa Süd, pilot OK), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5288 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 10/30/41; combat Sinjawka, pilot retd) in JG-77, Bf 109F, Fw 190A-5(1/43), Fw 190A-6 "Red 2", A-6 "Red 1" (lost 10/10/43), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460391 "Red 2" (lost 8/25/44)
RK(4/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 25 August, 1944 at Ziegenhain/Hesse when his Bf 109G-14 Wk# 460391 "Red 2" ground looped during takeoff. His 1st victory, a Beaufort at Brest on 14 March, 1941 (Perry Claims). On 25 June, 1941, he downed 8 Soviet SB bombers in the vicinity of Odessa. A Yak-1 on 4 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 16 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 21 February, 1943. Two P-40s on 27 February, 1943. On 5 March, 1943, he downed 6 victories in one day, 4 Il-2s and 2 P-40s. On March 7, 1943, he duplicated the feat by downing another six Soviets, two P-40Cs and four Il-2s. Downed a Soviet P2-2 on 5 May, 1943. His 60th victory, a B-17 12 km SW of Münster on 10 October, 1944, the same day he was shot down in his A-6 "Red 1". Shot down without injury in his A-6, 10 October , 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raid. Two P-40s on 13 May, 1944 (Perry Claims). A P-47 on 17 May, 1944 and a P-40 on 18 May, 1944 (Perry). Over 500 combat missions, 56 victories in the East, 5 bombers. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Alternate spelling: Höckner.
1733 Höfele, Horst GüntherMaj10/3/19133Stab III/NJG-1 (7/44), Kdr IV/NJG-5 (10/44)Bf 110, Ju 88G(lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 April, 1945 during aerial combat, shot down near the Wittstock airfield (Jager Blatt 3/2004). Two known victories, both Lancasters, one 2 km W of St Wendel, the 2nd, into the North Sea, on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" W of Horsens on 27 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hofele.
1734 Höfemeier, Heinrich 'Tubby'Hptm8/21/1913Langenholzhausen Lippe961/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), JGr. OstBf 109F-2 Werk # 5423 "Wh 5" (10% dam 6/22/41) in 1 Staffel, Poland 6/41; Bf 109G, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 145667 "Brn 5" (lost 8/7/43)
RK(4/5/42)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (3/19/42), EP(9/25/41),


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1943 in his "Brown 5" near Karatchev S.U. as a result of Russian AA fire. WIA 22 June, 1941, being hit by his own fighters in "White 5". Credited with 4 Soviet victories at Kossow-Siedice on 22 June, 1941, during a Soviet raid on the Romanian railway station at Iasi. Two Il-2s on 2 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 15 November, 1942. An Il-2 in the Srelyj area on 14 December, 1942. An Il-2 and two Pe-2s 30 km NE of Syberplowka on 16 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 19 km NE of Syberplowka on 17 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 10 June, 1943. A MiG-3 on 26 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943. Two DB-3s and a MiG-3 on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) and a Boston III on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a Boston III on 3 August, 1943. a Pe-2 on 5 August, 1943. 490 missions, all victories in the East, 12 additional AC destroyed on the ground. Bowers/Lednicer, 96 victories.
1735 Hofer,LtAufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L.Bf 110 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 24 August, 1940 while on a reconnaissance mision over England. He was shot down by a Hurricane of No. 151 Sq. north of Sheppey. Wiki Luft data.
1736 Hofer, AugustFw9/24/1913Strassdorf1/JG-1 (Holland) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5337 (lost 2/23/41) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 23 February, 1941 when he collided with another ac and crashed into the Waddenzee by De Kooy Holland. (DeSwart & Geensen). Added: Buried Yssel CN/6/136 (M.deWolf).
1737 Hoffmann, A.Uffz4/Fl.Erg.Gruppe (8/43) Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0141 (90% dam 8/21/43) Wound Badge, Observer (Sea) Operational Clasp His Ar 196 crashed on a training mission at Ijsselmeer, by Kampen, on 21 August, 1943, due to pilot error, pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Both he and his Observer, Ogefr G.Schmidt, were injured (SGLO).
1738 Hoffmann, FriedrichLt113/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10059 "Yellow 12" (lost 9/15/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA/DOW 15 September, 1942 when he accidentally rammed another Bf 109F-4 Wk# 9665 of 5/JG-27 (Marseilles old ac) piloted by Uffz Prein, losing a wing. He bailed out but broke both legs, hitting the tail unit. He died five weeks later. All victories in the Desert. A Maryland of RAF No. 39 Sq. in the Rabia area on 14 June, 1941. Downed a British fighter of RAF No. 229 Sq., piloted by P/O D. Allcock, near Mechili N. Africa on 17 December, 1941. His 10th victory was a P-40 10 km southeast of Fort Acroma, on 16 February, 1942. Another victory was a P-40 15 km south of El-Alamein on 18 August, 1942.
1739 Hoffmann, GerhardHptm11/6/1919Nieden, Ostpreussen1304/JG-52 (10/42 S.U.), 5/JG-52 (4/43), 4/JG-52 (5/43), Stab II/JG-54 (2/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20127 "White 6 + -" (dam 9/25/43) in 4/JG-52, Fw 190A
RK(5/14/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)
EP(2/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/25/43)Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 April, 1945; crashing shortly after takeoff from Görlitz, cause not given (Stankey & DeZeng). WIA 25 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Perejelaslaw, 80 km south of Kiev. 125 victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 October, 1942, as an Uffz.. Two Soviet P-40s on 8 December, 1942. A Low flying LaGG-5 on 25 January, 1943. An R-5 on 28 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 3 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 30 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 April, 1943. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. A P-40 and two Il-2s on 21 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 8 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 May, 1943. A Spitfire on 25 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 5 June, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-5 on 15 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 28 August, 1943. Four Yak-1s on 21 September, 1943. Now a Hptm, he downed two Yak-9s on 10 February, 1944. This could be FhjFw Gerhard Hoffmann, later achieving officer status.
1740 Hoffmann, GustavUffz8/JG-53 (4/44 Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161350 "Black 6 + I" (lost 4/24/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165203 "Black 8 + I" (lost 8/4/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51, S of Bremen/Hambury, Osnabrück area. He may be one of four "Unknowns" buried this date at Schneverdingen Cemetery or one in Lüneburg. WIA 24 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Westrand Bolsena See, bailed safely.
1741 Hoffmann, HelmutLt9/9/1916 ?8/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6710 "5K + KS" (lost 8/22/42)EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 47732, 22 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
1742 Hoffmann, HermannOfw84/JG-26 (12/41/Channel), Instr Erg/JGr West (8/42), 11/JG-26 (12/42),Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10050 (70% dam 12/6/41), Bf 109G-3 Werk # 20225 "Red 7" (lost 8/17/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Red 7"with a new Zealand Spitfire IXB of RAF No. 485 Sq. 10 km NW of Fruges. WIFA 6 December, 1941 in his A-1 at Coxyde. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 "Nordrand Paris", 3 June, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 north of Paris, 6 June, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire at Hockley on 3 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Berck-sur-Mer on 24 April, 1942. His 8th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 317 Sq. at Le Touquet on 29 April, 1942. Found on Frost List at Piloten Bunker. Alternate spelling: Hofmann (109 Loss List).
1743 Hoffmann, JohannesLt2 JGr Süd, II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 5/JG-26 (8/44) Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-9 Wk # 750118 "White 1" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Wk # 400214 "White 3" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 May, 1945. WIA 28 October, 1944 when he accidentally rammed another Fw with his "White 1" during combat and bailed with injuries. The other AC managed to land safely. WIA a 2nd time 14 January, 1945 after being shot up by Spitfires near Minden. Unable to find a landing area, and nearly out of fuel, he was burned in a force landing crash near Minden. He flew into internment at Kristainsand, Norway with several other JG-26 pilots. His two victories: a P-38 of 474FG W of Beauvais on 25 August, 1944 and a Tempest of RAF No. 56 or 80 Sq. near Rheine on 22 March, 1945.
1744 Hoffmann, ReinholdFw1112/JG-3 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (12/44)Fw 190A-8EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One of the more fortunate pilots of JG-3 who managed to outdive his pursuers, the P-51s of the 479th FG, and returned to base to tell of the debacle on 25 December, 1944 at Köln-Wahn, which took the lives of so many others. His AC was peppered like swiss cheese. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Memmingen area on 18 July, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 at Zeitz-Groitsch on 29 July, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 NW of the Plattensee on 30 July, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Voges, S of Saarbrücken, on 3 August, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 NW of Halle on 2 November, 1944. His 8th, a B-26 at Büllingen-Stavelot on 23 December, 1944. His 11th, a Spitfire on 20 April, 1945.
1745 Hoffmann, ReinholdUffz15/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 2 August, 1943. This Reinhold does not appear to be one of the others!
1746 Hoffmann, Reinhold 'Lerge'Lt8/9/1921Petersdorf Riesengebirge663/JG-54(1/42), 5/JG-54(7/42 S.U.), 11/JG-54(5/43 Hi Alt), 5/JG-54(7/43), 9/JG-54, 4/JG-54(5/44)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-1 & Fw 190A-5s in 11, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680184 "Yel 3" (lost 5/24/44)
RK(1/28/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)
EP(9/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 24 May, 1944 in Werk# 680184 after a forced landing attempt at Freisack (Brandebburg), northwest of Berlin, where his AC ground looped. He was opposing an 8th Air Force raid on the capital. 60 victories in Russia and 6 bombers. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 SE of Pola on 27 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 21 March, 1943. A Soviet P-40 on 30 May, 1943. Three Boston IIIs on 13 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (all m.H.) on 16 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 9 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 6 September, 1943. A Yak-7 N of Kiev on 20 October, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 21 October, 1943. Eight victories on 22 October, 1943. Three Il-2s, three Yak-9s and a Yak-7 on 3 November, 1943, one of these his 50th. A Yak-9 on 6 April, 1944. Three Il-2s on 17 April, 1944. Three B-24s S of Wittingen on 19 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 66 victories. Alternate spelling: Hofmann (as appeared in 2 Aug., 43 OKL Claims). May be the Reinhold in the previous record!!
1747 Hoffmann, RudolfUffz212/JG-3 (8/43)Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over southern Italy on 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 in the Naples area, 20 August, 1943. This may be the Rudolf Hoffmann, later, an Oblt in JG-54.
1748 Hoffmann, WalterLt17/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3702 (lost 8/26/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 August, 1940; Failed to return from a mission, cause unknown. One known victory, a Bloch 152 at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940.
1749 Hoffmann, WernerMaj1/13/1918Stettin51III/JG-234 (7/38 Düsseldorf), redesig I/ZG-2 (5/39 Illesheim, Bav), II/ZG-2, Stfkpt 5 (11/41) & 7/NJG-3, Stfkpt 4/NJG-5 (6/43), Kdr I/NJG-5 (7/43-4/45)He 51 & Ar 68 in JG-234, Bf 109 in ZG-2, Bf 110, Ju 88 in NJG-5, Ju 88G-6 Werk# 620046 "C9 + BB" (lost 16/17 March, 1945)
RK(5/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/15/43)
EP(12/26/43)
EK 1 (7/10/40) & 2 (6/15/40)
Wound Bdg (6/19/40)
Glider Bdg
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp in Gold (7/8/43)
192 combat missions, 50 Night and 1 day victory. Was nominated for the EL. Qualified for the Sudetenland Comm. Medal. Served in 7/JG-234 in 1938, later redesignated I/ZG-52. Known R/Os; Ofw Köhler and Uffz Tschmiedler. His mechanic was Uffz Modl. One known double victory, a Wellington 1 km S of Brest and a Lancaster on 25 June, 1943. Another double victory on 2 December, 1943; two Lancasters at Berlin. Another double, a "4 mot" and a Lancaster S of Mailly le Camp on 4 May, 1944. A "4 mot" S of Elbeuf on 3 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Samer-Desvres on 28 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at St Leu and one at Blangy on 8 July, 1944. A Lancaster near Königsberg on 30 August, 1944. His 46th, a Halifax at Danzig on 6 January, 1945. On the night of 16/17 March, 1945, he was shot down in his G-6 by a NF Mosquito XXX, piloted by F/Lt and Night Fighter Ace, Dennis Hughes of RAF No 239 Sq.. Suffered slight injuries from a hard landing deploying his chute too early. Nos 47 & 48 a B-17 and a Lancaster at Danzig on 14 February, 1945. Nos. 49 to 51, 2 Lancs & a Halifax near Ansbach, 3/16/45. British POW, released 15 October, 1945. Postwar residence: Bremen.
1750 Höfft, OttoFw1(F)/121 (Stavanger Norway)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2086 "7A + KH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 August, 1940 during a photo recon mission over Helmsley, when attacked by 3 Spitfires of RAF No. 41 Sq.. The AC crashed on Newton Moor, near the Calais House Farm, Scaling. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Marzusch, Observer (POW), Fw Karl Heinz Hacker, wireless operator (POW) and Lt Heinrich Meier, communications specialist listening to british Radio traffic (KIA). Alternate spelling: Hoefft.
1751 Höfig, FritzUffz6/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3893 "5K + NP" (lost 8/27/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6037 on 27 August, 1943 due to enemy fire, two other crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
1752 Hofmann, KarlFwI/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 3/JG-26 (8/44), 2/JG-26 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171077 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/7/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500044 "Black 6" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 March, 1945 during aerial combat in "Black 6" with a P-51 of 479Fg near Rastrup. He was able to bail, but his chute did not open. WIA 7 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 373FG at Dourdan, S of Paris. He was severely injured when he made a crash landing in a field. Another French source suggests this ac may be Werk # 171177.
1753 Hofmann, RudolfOblt12/12/1920125/JG-54 (9/43 S.U.), 6/JG-54 (4/44)Fw 190A-6s in 5 Stf; #s 550203 (90% dam 9/27/43) & 53109; A-8 in 6 Stf, # 731007 "Yellow ?"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944 in Werk# 731007, in aerial combat with a Yak 9 over Map Quadrant 12359. While in 5 Staffel, on 27 September, 1943, he was shot down with wounds in Wk# 550203 "Black 8" by AA fire over Map Quadrant 0162. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 3 January, 1944. A La-5 on 15 January, 1944. A 3rd & 4th Soviet, two Il-2s on 1 April, 1944. A 5th Soviet, an Il-2 on 28 April, 1944. A 6th Soviet, an Il-2 on 17 May, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 1 July, 1944. On 21 February, 1944, in Wk# 531091 "Black 4" (50% damaged), he was injured in a crash that may have been caused by a snowbank at Winniza. An 8th & 9th, two Il-2s on 13 July, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 17 July, 1944. Nos. 11 & 12, a Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hoffmann.
1754 Hofmann, WernerUffz1/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3722 "3U + JH" (lost 8/12/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1941 at lipowo, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
1755 Hofmockel, HansFw11 & 3/Schl.G-1Bf 109F-3 Werk # 670266 (lost 8/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 2 August, 1943 T Kromy, cause unknown (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 E of Nishne-Ossiwroskiy on 30 November, 1942.
1756 Hofockel, HansFw3/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670266 (lost 8/1/43)Assault Operational ClaspReported lost in Russia, 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.5342, cause unknown; may have returned later.
1757 Hofsäss, RichardOblt11/NAGr-2Fw 189A, Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 SE of Tomarowka on 3 August, 1943.
1758 Högel, FranzUffz1 3/JG-26 (8/40), 5/JG-77 (12/40) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0753 (dam 12/25/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a crash 25 December, 1940 when he made a crash landing in his 109 at the Brest-Guipavas airfield (A.Rosseels). His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 610 Sq. S of Folkestone on 12 August, 1940.
1759 Höger, HansUffz66/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13194 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 8/17/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 17 August, 1942 after aerial combat; bailed northeast of Priwalowka. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. Another known, his 4th per OKL, an unnamed Soviet AC on 4 August, 1942.
1760 Hogeweg, KarlUffz24/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.), 6/JG-52 (6/44 Romania; 7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140206 "White 8 + -" (dam 1/21/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164778 "Yellow 1 + -" (dam 6/24/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163578 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 8/4/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 August, 1944 after being hit by flak, location not reported. WIA 21 January, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported. WIA 24 June, 1944 during aerial combat, made a successful force landing, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 15 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 16 July, 1944.
1761 Högl, AugustOblt3(F)/122 (Schipol)Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk "F6 + IL" (lost 2/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42), EP(10/21/41),


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Their ac crash landed at Schiphol airfield on 27 February, 1943, pilot uninjured. No further detail. Flugbuch (5/37 to 5/45). Believed to be an Observer, but a pilot in his own right, serving as Obs for Oblt Eberhard Riemer on this date..
1762 Hohagen, ErichMaj1/9/1915Velbert, Rheinland564/JG-51(6/41), 2/JG-27(Stfkpt,Grp Kdr), 7/JG-2(1/43), Kdr I/JG-2(6/43 France), Kdr III/JG-7(11/44 Lechfeld), EJG-2, TO JV-44(4/45 Brandenburg)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9211 "White 1 + -" in 4/JG-51 (WIA 9/7/41), Bf 109G-6 Wk#16391 (lost 6/1/43), Fw 190A-4 2418 "White 11 + I" in 7/JG-2 & Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550532 (30% dam 9/16/43; WIA enemy fire belly lands at Rennes airfield) in JG-2, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171559 (lost 9/29/44; pilot WIA), Me 262A-1a #170071 "White 2" in EJG-2
RK(10/6/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/1/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
13 bombers. One, a B-24 on 15 February, 1943, "Railway Express" of the 44BG, flown by 1/Lt Rufus A. Oliphant Jr.. All the crew perished. Two others, both B-17s on 23 January, 1943. A P-47 NW of Paris on 13 May, 1944. A Typhoon on D-Day at Beaumont le Roger. A P-47 S of Pacy-sur-Eure on 12 June, 1944. A P-47 at Coutances on 22 June, 1944. A P-47 E of Paris on 27 August, 1944. Channel pilot. His 1st victory, a Spitfire N of Hythe, 5 July, 1940. 20 victories in Russia. His first Soviet victories being three SB-2s on 22 June, 1941. Over 500 combat missions. Flew combat missions for five years. Wounded seriously several times, once on 8 September, 1941 during Operation Barbarossa; again on 1 June, 1943, in Werk# 16391. On 1 June, 1943, he was mistaken by Wilhelm Steinmann, as a Spitfire, and shot down. For his punishment, Steinmann was sent to Romania. He bore the marks of his valor, said Johannes Steinhoff. "He had a piece of plastic in his skull, and a face whose two halves no longer quite matched". This, a result of a crash in 171559 after combat with "4 mots". So disgusted with the Luftwaffe High Command, he renounced his RK, but continued to oppose the Allied bombing raids up to the very end. Photo
Erich Hohagen (in lifevest) during Battle of Britain, Josef Fözo far left


Hohagen on right
1763 Höhenberg, WernerOfw11/2/1920Dresden328/JG-52 (7/42), 7/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.), Stab I/JG-2 (11/44), 4/JG-2 (1/45)Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13425 "Black 2" (lost 8/27/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19496 "White 3" (lost 7/9/43), Fw 190D-9 Wk# 210194 "Blk 11" & "<+II" (lost 1/1/45) in 4/JG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945, Operation Bodenplatte in 4/JG-2. Shot down by AA fire at Stolberg on the way back to Merzhausen. Too low to bail out, he managed to belly land and had just gotten out when the plane burst into flame. He had been shot down once before in Russia. Flew as Erich Hartmanns wingman while in 7/JG-52. At different times, wingman for O. Decker, H. Graf, Zwernemann, G.Rall, Wachiowiak and Hrdlicka. Over 200 operational flights, 70 combat. Injured 27 August, 1942 when his G-2 ran out of fuel and he belly landed near Stalingrad. Lost his G-4 Werk # 19496 to flak NE of Belgorod. Bailed safely, but spent many months in hospital before posting to JG-2. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 12 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 1 November, 1942. A LaGG on 26 March, 1943. A LaGG on 15 April, 1943. A P-39 on 16 April, 1943. A LaGG on 21 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 April, 1943. Alternate spelling: Hohenberg. Deceased 5/11/2004.
1764 Hohenfeldt, WilhelmUffz5/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # ? "Gray 10" (lost 8/13/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 13 August, 1940; shot down by a Spitfire piloted by F/O Crook of No. 609 Sq., crashing at Haffen Poole, pilot OK. Source: Jochen Prien & Bf 109 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Hohenseldt per Nigel Parker.
1765 Hohengarten, EugenUffz17/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19773 "White 2" (lost 8/4/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 August, 1943, same day as his victory. His ac exploded in the air due to flak. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 4 August, 1943.
1766 Höhler, WalterLt147/JG-2 (6/41), Stab 8/JG-2 (12/41 Channel)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7099 "< +" in 8 Staffel (lost 12/8/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 December, 1941; Failed to return from a combat mission (a scramble), crashed into the sea off Boulogne. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 23 June, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 25 June, 1941, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 11 July, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1941 near Cape Gris Nez. His 5th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 18 August, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Boulogne on 17 September, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire on 18 September, 1941, no location. His 8th, a Spitfire near the Sommemündung on 20 September, 1941. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires over the Channel on 21 September, 1941. His 11th, a Spitfire on 2 October, 1941. On 8 November, 1941 he downed three Spitfires, Nos.12, 13 & 14, no locations given, but most likely in the area of Le Touquet. Mombeek MIA List.
1767 Hohmann, MaxFw18/ZG-26 (8/40), 9/ZG-26 (12/41)Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3404 "3U + JS" (lost 4/25/41) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 24 December, 1941 when he crashed into the sea on a transfer flight from Athens to Crete. MIA with his unnamed gunner on 25 April, 1941 when he crashed behind enemy lines near Sollum (Balkens), and later returned (Bf 110 Loss List). His one known victory, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940.
1768 Höhme,Uffz32/JG-52Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 28 September, 1942. This may be the Höhme later joining JG-26.
1769 Höhn, ErichUffz24/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3535 "White 2" (lost 10/15/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 October, 1940; Shot down in "White 2" which crashed at Owls Castle Farm, Lamberhurst, Kent, England. He bailed safely, but was taken prisoner immediately. His first victory, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 24 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire E of Dunkirk on 13 September, 1940.
1770 Höhnisch, HeinrichUffz61/JG-53 (10/39 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim; 5/40 Douzy)Bf 109E-3 "Yellow 12", Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1508 "White 5" (lost 9/9/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/9/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 September, 1940; shot down with wounds, crashing at Cherry Tree Farm, Jail Lane, Biggin Hill (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, same day, both Battles southwest of Sedan. His 4th, a Morane 406 northwest of Reims, 9 June, 1940. Nos.5 & 6, both Hurricanes W of Portland on 13 August, 1940. Survived the war. Magnus.
1771 Holbein, ErichUffz98/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2203 "Black 4" (lost 1/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 January, 1943 in "Black 4", cause and location unknown. His 1st known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 21 August, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 24 August, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 SW of Karmanovo and an Il-2 W of Mjakolino on 3 September, 1942. An 8th, an Il-2 E of Androvono on 5 September, 1942. A 9th, an Il-2 on 26 November, 1942.
1772 Hold, AlbertLt1/KGr-806 (Finland)JU 88A-4 Werk # 3513 "M7 + AH" (lost 8/21/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 August, 1941, cause unknown; two tohers MIA, one KIA, all unnamed.
1773 Holdermann, WilhelmUffz25/JG-53Bf 109E-1 (lost 8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat west of the Isle of Wight, crashing into the Channel (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Rethel, 5 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim over England on 13 August, 1940.
1774 Hölker, WalterFw25/NJG-5Bf 110F & G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both "4 mot Flzg." at Greifswald on 17 August, 1943. Magnus, 5 victories.
1775 Holland, AlbertOfw2/22/1920Barbecke512/JG-11 (7/44 S.U; 12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 & K-4, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 734392 "Blue 15 + I" (lost 12/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Last seen 23 December, 1944 being chased by a large number of P-47s SE of Lüttich, near St Vith. His resting place was located in 1998 at the Gemeindefriedhof in Franken/Stadt Sinzig. It was one of two labeled "Unknown". Labeled KIA in the Magnus Report. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 18 July, 1944. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 3 August, 1944. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 4 August, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 19 August, 1944.
1776 Holle,Uffz5/JG-54Go 145A "Black ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1940. No further detail known.
1777 Hollekamp, ErnstHptm6/3/1909Brilon - Stadt6/ZG-2 (Channel) Bf 110C "A2 + GL" (lost 8/16/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 16 August, 1940 in aerial combat with a Hurricane from RAF No. 1 Sq., piloted by F/O H.N.E. Salmon. He was able to bale out, but died as he bailed with insufficient altitude and crashed on the roof of Hill Brow School on Gaudick Rd. His R/O-Gunner, Fw Richard Schurk (geb 5/1/1915), also baled out, but drowned after landing in the sea off Eastbourbe, Sussex, England. His body washed ashore on 4 September, 1940; bur CC, Blk 4, Gr 75. The ac believed to have crashed at Aldro Scholl, Eastbourne (Bf 110 Loss List). The deceased crew are buried at CC, Plot 4, Row 6. Hollekamp Gr 76; Schurk Gr 75 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1778 Holler, KurtMaj18 NJG-2, Kdr III/NJG-4 (5/42), Stab II/NJG-2 (6/42), Stab III/NJG-1 (9/42), Stab III/NJG-4 (12/42, 6/43), Kdr I/NJG-4 (6/43 Gilze-Rijen) Do 217, Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4488 "G9 + AD" (lost 6/22/43) Note: another source claimed the call sign to be "3C + AD". "3C" would be the correct designation for NJG-4. Wings to victory has the AC in NJG-4 but uses the NJG-1 call sign of "G9". Needs clarified. Added: SGLO identifies Wk# 4488, of Stab III/NJG-4, as G9 + AD.
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/4/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 21/22 June, 1943 in his E-2 after downing a Wellington, presumably hit by return fire, by Zierikzee-Reneese, Holland. The E-2 crashed at Moriaanshoofd Holland, SE of Serooskerke (DeSwart). Buried initially Ehrenfriedhof, Zypendaal (Wings to Victory). Added: Final burial at Yssel M-4-82, Fw R.Gotha WIA (SGLO). Injured in a crash during an emergency landing at Juvincourt on 21/22 December, 1942, following failure of the right engine (Balss). Reported to have downed a Wellington IV of RAF No. 12 (OTU) into the sea off the Dutch coast near Texel the night of 25-26 June, 1942 (Chorley), but not found in the OKL Claims. Two more victories, both Stirlings; one by Thynes, SSE of Namur, the 2nd by Givet-Pondrome, on 24 August, 1942. Also on 24 August, he downed a Wellington 4 km southeast of Rheine. Two victories on 29 August, 1942; a Wellington at St. Lambert, and a Stirling at Meruland. Another Wellington south of Sedan on 8 September, 1942. Another Wellington on 25 October, 1942. A Stirling and a Wellington on 15 April, 1943. Another Stirling 15 km south of Sedan on 17 April, 1943. A Wellington at Goes on 22 June, 1943. His R/O(6/43), Fw Robert Gotha survived the downing on 22 June, 1943, with wounds, by bailing from their E-2. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories.
1779 Hollmann, KarlOfw110/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 19 August, 1944.
1780 Hollweg, HermannHptm34/JG-27 (6/40), Acting Kdr I/JG-104 (5/43)Bf 109E in JG-27, Ar 96, Bf 109, Fw 190
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-451 at Joigny, 16 June, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, a Spitfire at Selsey Bill and a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight, on 18 August, 1940.
1781 Hölscher, AugustUffz5Stab II/JG-301 (12/44), JG-7Fw 190A, Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 W of Rheinsberg on 5 December, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 in the Harzgerode area on 24 December, 1944. Magnus Report.
1782 Holtey, Hurbertus Alexus Fhr. von Oblt2Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (5/40), Kdr Erg/JG-26 Erganzungsgruppe (Oper. Readiness Offz), 8/40Bf 109E Werk# 5819 "14" (lost 5/11/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Werk# 5819 had been one of Gallands AC, which he crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, 2.5km NE of Veenendaal, on 11 May, 1940, shot down by flak and taken prisoner and released later. His one known victory, a Fokker XXI over Amsterdam, shared with 3 others, 10 May, 1940. (Walter Schneider, Walter Meyer & Han Wemhöner). His 1st complete victory, a Blenheim over Senden, SW of Münster, 5 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim south of Vlissinghen on 12 August, 1941. He was injured in a crash S of the Zuider Zee on 11 May, 1940 in a Bf 109E. Alternate spelling: Holley.
1783 Holtfretter, WilhelmUffz4/12/1923Abtshagen9/JG-53 (4/44 Italy; Holland; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 4/23/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165861 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 8/6/44), Bf 109G-14 "Yellow 19 + I" (dam 9/26/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # ? "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 11/1/44; combat w/P-47 at Lüneberg, bailed safely, pilot OK), Bf 109G-14 Werk # ? "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 1/1/45), Bf 109K-4 "White 6 + I" (dam 2/22/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
He made an emergency landing in his K-4 on 22 February, 1945 due to engine damage, pilot OK, no location reported. Shot down in a 2nd "Yellow 7" in the Pirmasens area during aerial combat with a P-47 of 358FG on 1 January, 1945, pilot OK after a crash landing. Shot down in "Yellow 6" by Spitfires on 23 April, 1944, bailed safely, pilot OK. Shot down with wounds in "Yellow 7" during aerial combat with a P-51 by Bleckede on 6 August, 1944. Belly landed his G-14 near Paderborn after combat damage, pilot OK. Survived the war, living in Wittenhagen. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & 1/2005.
1784 Holtkamp, HansOfhr112 & 15/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172733 "Black ?" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1944 south of Borek. His first known victory, a Yak-9 on 19 August, 1944.
1785 Holtrup, KarlOfwDüsseldorf3/KG-40 (Norway) Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0200 "F8 + FL" (lost 8/5/43) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 5 August, 1943; shot down by two P-38s, piloted by Capt. Richard Holly and Capt. William Bethea, off the north coast of Norway. Set on fire, the Condor ditched in the ocean just off the east coast of Grimsey Island, off northern Iceland. The crew managed to board a life raft and were picked up by American military and taken to a nearby British warship. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Günter Karte, Co-pilot; Fw Josef Teufel, R/O; Uffz Herbert Richter, 2nd R/O; Ofw Emil Brandt, Mech/Flt Engr; Gefr Wilhelm Lehn, Gunner and Ogefr Siegfried Klinkmann, 2nd Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & S.J. Sigurdarson. Alternate spelling: Holturp & Heltrup.
1786 Holz,Uffz11/JGr SüdFw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Bonn on 12 August, 1943.
1787 Holzamer, C.Oblt2/KG-2 (8/42 Gilze-Rijen) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5499 "U5 + VK" (lost 8/27/42) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, east of Schardam, south of Hoorn, on 27 August, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: He made a forced landing in the IJsselmeer, E of Schardam due to an engine failure. Oblt Holzamer and his Mech/Gnr, Fw K.Eisenbach, were injured. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hupfer, Obs (safe) and Uffz K.A.Hilger, R/O (KIC, bur Yssel CL-2-30) (SGLO).
1788 Holzapfel, HartmutOblt6/KG-2, 5/KG-2 (Pathfinder) (3/43) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5590 "U5 + LP" (lost 3/16/43) EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver POW the night of 15/16 March, 1943; sd by a Beaufighter night fighter of No.219 Sq., piloted by F/Lt John Willson, near North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, during a raid, his 101st, on Grimsby port installations. With their port engine on fire, the entire crew bailed and became POWs. The ac crashed and exploded between Grimsby Halt and Nortth Thoresby Railway Station. Remaining crew: Ofw August Küpper, Obs; Ofw Günther Stein, R/O and RK Holder (3/26/44) and Fw Gerhard Dörr, gunner. Kaiser RK book per Stein. Alternate spelling: Holzhapfel.
1789 Hölzel, ErnstLt8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3980 "4D + BS" (lost 8/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Bizerta harbor 18 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1790 Holzenkämpfer, HeinrichUffz8/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7101 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at St. Omer, SE of Wisques.
1791 Hölzer, LudwigUffz111/JG-6, 6/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173868 "Black 6" (lost 9/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Geldern (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 E of La Fere on 25 August, 1944. May have come from ZG-26. Alternate spelling: Holzer (JG-6 List).
1792 Holzhauer, GerhardFw12/22/19225/JG-27 (9/42 Africa), SG-9Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10152 (80% dam 9/1/42), Fw 190FFighter Operational ClaspKnown to have force landed at El Daba in N. Africa due to engine failure, on a Frei Jagd, on 1 September, 1942. AC recovered, pilot returned. Deceased 30 August, 2001.
1793 Holzinger, FranzFw1010/JG-54 (3/44 S.U.), JG-7Fw 190A, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 7 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 15 March, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 9 July, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 14 July, 1944. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, both Yak-9s on 20 July, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 7 August, 1944. A 9th, a Yak-9 near Warka on 12 August, 1944. A 10th, an La-5 on 19 August, 1944. Magnus Report.
1794 Holzinger, HelmutUffzII/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731995 "Blue 2" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 18 August, 1944 in one of the worst "slaughters" of New Growth pilots, by P-51s of 315FG at Chartres.
1795 Holzleitner,Ogefr7/JG-54Fw 190A-8 "White ?" (60% damage)Fighter Operational ClaspThis AC was reported damaged at Bernburg on 6 August, 1944. No further detail on the circumstances or the disposition of Holzleitner.
1796 Holzmann,Oblt1/NAGr-4 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15202 "White 10" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1943 at Kromy due to enemy return fire.
1797 Hommel, HeinzFw513/KG-40 (6/43), 14/KG-40 (8/43), 13/KG-40 (9/43), ZG-1, 10/NJG-3, 7.NJG-2Bf 110, Ju 88G-6
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer (or Night Fighter?) Operational Clasp
WIA 3/4 April, 1945 near Stolzenau by ground fire during a ground strafing attack (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 1 June, 1943. Another, a Wellington (HSS) NW of Cape Ortegal on 26 July, 1943. A 3rd, a shared victory with Herbert Klose on 2 August, 1943. A 4th, a Sunderland at the Bay of Biscay on 30 August, 1943. (A supplimental claim source indicated a Sunderland 120 km NW of Cape Ortegal on 30 August, 1943. This appears to be a duplicate, since the locations are within miles of each other per H. Breuer, and was not counted by me.) A 5th victory, a shared victory with Horstmann and Gmelin on 18 September, 1943.
1798 Hommes, HeinzUffz6/25/192016JG-52, 3/EJG-Süd, 2/JG-53 (6/44 Romania; 12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" (lost 6/24/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162319 "Yellow 5" (90% dam 7/9/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511048 "Black 7" (lost 12/23/44; injured in a t/o crash, Veszprem, tire damage)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He crashed in Wk# 162319 at Mizil Romania on 9 July, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51 in the Ploesti area, pilot OK. Forced to bail from "Yellow 9" on 24 June, 1944 during aerial combat with B-24s over Targsorul Romania. One known victory, his 1st (as a Gefr), a P-38 NE of Miroshi Romania on 10 June, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) at Ploesti on 24 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 over Romania on 4 July, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. His 5th, a P-51 in the Balkans on 4 August, 1944. His 6th, a Yak 9 over Romania on 22 August, 1944. His 11th victory, an Il-2 on 18 March, 1945. His 12th, a Yak-9 on 27 March, 1945. His 13th, a Yak-3 on 8 April, 1945. His 14th, an Il-2 on 9 April, 1945. A 15th, an Il-2 on 14 December, 1944. A 16th, an Il-2 on 20 December, 1944. Three of these victories may have been unconfirmed, as a Jager Blatt article (2/1997) states his victories as 13. Deceased 21 March, 1997. Magnus Report.
1799 Homuth, GerhardMaj9/20/1914Kiel632/JG-27, Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (Africa), Kdr I/JG-27, Kdr I/JG-54 (6/43)Bf 109E-7/Trop "Yellow 1" and a Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 1" both in 3/JG-27, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550436 "Black <<" (lost 8/2/43)
RK(6/14/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/1/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 August, 1943, in Werk# 550436, in aerial combat with a P-38, on a mission near Orel, south of Kromy. About 450 missions. His first victory, a Blenheim over Diest-Schaffen, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Lüttich 12 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane N of Albert on 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim W of Calais on 25 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Spitfires southwest of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940, while in 3/JG-27. Nos.7 & 8, both Morane 406s; one at Beauvais, the other 3 km SE of Froissy on 5 June, 1940. His 9th, a Bloch 131 at Lechelle on 13 June, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Spitfires W of Swanage on 20 July, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire S of Eastbourne on 30 September, 1940. All victories in the West, including 46 in North Africa. Bowers/Lednicer, 63 victories. Photo
1800 Hondt, ErichHptm7/23/1922Vienna, Austria14 JG-1, 6/JG-11 (4/43), Jasta Helgoland- JG-11, Stfkpt 2/JG-11 (8/43, 10/43 Husum), Stfkpt 3/JG-11 (2/45), JV-44 Bf 109G-6 "Yel 13"(lost) & "Yel 9", Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410233 (85% dam 9/8/43 Engine trouble Schickeberg), Fw 190A-5/R1 Wk# 410266 "Black 13" (2/JG-11), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470019 "Black 14" (lost 5/22/44 aerial combat, Rotenburg), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171678 "Blk 8" (lost 8/25/44; aerial combat with P-51s, bailed safely w/injuries), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 960252 (lost 12/23/44 combat; pilot retd.), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 739544 (35% landing gear dam 2/20/45), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 739861 (belly land 2/10/45), Me 262A-1a
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (2/24/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Entered the Luftwaffe in 1940. Approx. 150 missions. 15+ (maybe all his victories) bombers. Shot down at Bellingwolde Holland with wounds 8 October, 1943 in Werk # 410266, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 on 14 May, 1943 while in 6/JG-11. His 2nd, a B-17 32 km N of Spiekeroog on 17 July, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 at Heidkaten north of Hamburg on 25 July, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 40 km N of Juist on 2 October, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. In August, 1943, he served in Jagdstaffel Helgoland (11/JG-11) flying the Bf 109T-2 "Green 13". 10 known victories were heavy bombers while flying the Me 262 in JV-44. He was shot down with wounds 8 October, 1943 in his "Black 13" above. His 7th & 8th, a B-24 and a 2nd B-24 (HSS) N of Osnabrück on 19 May, 1944. A 3rd B-24, same day, SW of Verden. A double victory, nos.10 & 11, on 25 August, 1944; both P-51s at St Quentin. His 13th, an "e/a" on 20 January, 1945. His 14th, a Yak-9 in the Mohrin area on 10 February, 1945.

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