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1801 Beyerle,Uffz34/SG-3 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190F
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 15 September, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 22 October, 1944.
1802 Beyerle, AlfredLt7/NJG-6Bf 110C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/2/42)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1803 Beyerle, AlfredLt10/16/1921Zossen7 & 8/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144372 "3E " HS" (lost 4/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew 25 April, 1943, crashed at Bromley, Kent, after being shot down by a Mosquito of No. 85 Sq, piloted by P/O Lintott (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Josef Schlund (KIA, bur CC/1/7/261), Fw Georg Schuster (KIA, bur CC/1/7/260) and Uffz E.Behmer (POW, bailed safely). Lt Beyerle buried CC/1/7/262. Source: D.Drury. This person seems to be different than the Alfred Beyerle in a Nightfighter unit.
Cannock Chase
1804 Beyersdörfer, WilliUffz9/9/19191/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140660 (lost 8/30/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 30 August, 1944 when his ac was attacked by fighters off the west coast of Sweden. He made a smooth landing at sea, but his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Willi Köberich, was KIA. Uffz Köberich is commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial. The VDK reports a Willi Beyersdörfer as having died 23 November, 1944 in an accidental crash at Store Vildmose, Denmark. He is buried in the War Cem at Frederikshavn, Denmark, Blk 8, Gr 915 (D.Drury).
1805 Beykirch, LorenzUffz5/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14222 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 9/3/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 September, 1942 at Taman, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List).
1806 Beyschlag, KarlMajJG-53 (7/41 Tyranowka S.U.; 4/42 Comiso)Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) at Comiso
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 7 March, 1942; "accident" crashing in a Do 17Z, Werk # 3309 "BB + NQ" (lost) 30 km south of Neapel. He was not listed as a passenger, as were Oblt Wilhelm Trachte and Ogefr Alfred Meng, also killed. Pictured in the JG-53 Chronicles by Jochen Prien
1807 Bezner, HeinrichFw11/JG-53(9/39; 5/40 Douzy)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-3 (5/40) EK 2(9/10/39)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat, suffered engine damage and crashed at Portland (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux west of Saarbrücken, 10 September, 1939, for which he received the 2nd EK 2 authorized in WWII, the first going to his Staffel-mate Ofw Walter Grimmling. Bezner was Grimmlings wingman.
1808 Biagini, BrunoFwItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana796aBf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories. KIA 29 April, 1944 (H. Breuer)
1809 Biagini, LucioFwItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5359a, 2a ANRMC.205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5 victories. KIA 25 April, 1944 (H. Breuer)
1810 Bialas, GeorgUffz7/KG-3 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6865 (lost 11/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Münster-Handorf 17 November, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1811 Bialas, HarryUffz5/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681310 "White 11" (lost 11/1/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 1 November, 1944 when he overturned on landing at Alteno (JG-4 List).
1812 Bialek, HelmutUffz8/28/1922Breslau2/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712410 "4R + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12/13 July, 1944 when he was shot down during aerial combat between Mezieres and Bellagarde. His R/O managed to bail with wounds. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Kutter, R/O (WIA) and Gefr Anton Mistlberger, Gunner (KIA).
1813 Bialucha, JoachimLt22/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire 50 km northwest of Harve on 10 February, 1943. A 2nd, a Mosquito on 14 June, 1943.
1814 Bianca,Uffz11/JG-5Bf 109G & Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Obernai, SW of Strasbourg, on 27 May, 1944.
1815 Bianchi, ManfredoFwItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5395a 160o Gruppo (10/40 Albania)CR.42 (10/40), MC.202
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5 victories.
1816 Bianchi, Maresciallo PietroUffzItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5352a, 20o GruppoMC.202
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1943 (H. Breuer)
1817 Biber,Fw1/JG-54 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk# 6103 "White ?" (lost 9/9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 September, 1940 over the English Channel, but returned after rescued by the Air-Sea Rescue Service.
1818 Biberger, RudolfOblt12/8/1921Nausham, Niederbayern8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% Dam)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report mentions a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.15. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Helmut Meyer, geb 10/27/1921, Co-pilot; Lt Karl Markert, geb 3/3/1910, R/O; Uffz Erich Pfeifer, geb 2/21/1922, R/O; Uffz Fredo Max Sander, geb 8/6/1920, R/O and Uffz Heinz Neubauer, geb 10/1/1922, Mech. Source: B.Bines. Added: Flyvrak Norway reports their wingtip struck the ground during a low level pass, causing the crash. All deceased said to be buried in Havstein Cem. and two survived, Ogefr's Horst Telemann and Walter Küster. See Karl Markert for more detail.
1819 Bibra, Ernst Fhr vonMaj9/23/1910AachenII(K)/LG-1 (6/39), Stfkpt 7/KG-51 ('40), Kdr III/KG-51 (11/41 - 2/43 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 885502 "9K + AA" (15% dam 8/23/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3777 "??" (lost 2/15/43)
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 February, 1943; crashed near Slawjansk, in the Donez River area, Russia, no further detail. Crash landed his Wk# 885502 on 23 August, 1942, after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant 3135. Two of his crew were injured. Oblt Werner Poppenburg landed behind enemy line and picked up Bibra and crew. Added: Remaining crew (injured 8/23/42): Ogefr Günther Heyde, Obs & Ogefr Walter Repinski, R/O. Remaining crew (KIA 2/15/43): Lt Karl Mayrhofer, Obs; Fw Robert Meyer, R/O and Uffz Phillip Alleborn, Gnr (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
1820 Bichbäumer, AdalbertFw12/7/1916JGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove)Ar 96 B-3 Werk # 4387 (lost)Student PilotKIC 7 October, 1942 during a training exercise when he crashed after colliding with Ar 96 Wk# 4462 over Uhre, northeast of the Grove airfield. He was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 5, in Esbjerg on 13 October, 1942. The pilot in the second Ar 96 was also killed. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1821 Bichler, HeinzLt 1/SAGr.-128, 10/ZG-1 (2/44 Lyon-Bron) Fw 190G-3 Werk # Unk (lost 2/14/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 14 February, 1944 when he crashed at sea 2km S of Morgat France while on a non-combat mission. Source: A. Rosseels.
1822 Bichofe, FranzOfw1/NAGr-12 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410067 "R + FO" (lost 11/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 26 November, 1943; taken by partisans after making an emergency landing SE of Valona.
1823 Bicke, JosefOfwI/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1049 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 April, 1942 as a result of a mid-air collision at Oulu Norway with another Ju 88 of KG-30, piloted by Hptm Gottfried Hafer (also KIC). Both were on a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Heinrich Hellenkamp, Observer; Ofw Alois Lüthgart, R/O; Ofw Walter Horn, Gunner and Fw Emil Kagel, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1824 Bickelmann, AlfredGefrI/JG-26 (12/41)Bf 109F-4 & Fw 190A-1Fighter Operational Clasp
1825 Bidlingmaier, DieterLt38/ZG-26Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 25 November, 1941, along with gunner Uffz Becker after aerial combat with P-40s of RAF No. 112 Sq. and RAAF No. 3 Sq., over Sidi Rezegh. Two known victories, both Desert Hurricanes on 5 August, 1941. A third, another Hurricane on 24 November, 1941.
1826 Bieber, ClausOblt5/28/1920Rastenburg1LG-1 (2/42), 5/KG-51 (5/44)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5641 "VI + VO" (dam 2/1/42), Me 410A Werk # Unk (lost 5/12/44)EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 12 May, 1944 when his Me 410 crashed near Beauvais during a ferry flight, cause unknown (Luft Offz Career Summaries). Added: 5/44 Remaining crew (disposition unk): Uffz Otto Martin Bitriol and Fw Hubert Petermann. His Ju 88 was reported damaged when it crashed at Klatov, CZ. on 1 February, 1942, cause and crew disposition unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Clohsen, Gefr Otto Bitriol and Gefr Hubert Petermann (F.Braun).
1827 Bieber, HansOfw4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430433 (lost 8/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Lt Hans Busch and two other unnamed crew at Krymskaja 16 August, 1943; crashed probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1828 Bieber, RudolfHptm2Stab I/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 7686 (lost 7/3/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 July, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at St. Omer. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire near St Inglevert on 30 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim south of the Merville airfield on 2 July, 1941.
1829 Bieberich, AntonOfw2(F)/22Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0840 (dam 11/4/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Taganrog, Rostov Oblast, Russia on 4 November, 1941, due to combat damage. He made a wheels up landing on one of the airfields near Taganrog. No mention of crew members (DK-G Awards List & D.Drury).
1830 Bieberstein, F.Uffz9/KG-6 (2/44 Melsbroek) Ju 88A-4 Werk # unk (lost 2/23/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast the night of 22/23 February, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Bieberstein (MIA). Remaining crew: Fw Heinrich Ernst, Obs (geb 1/13/20, Contwig) (KIA, body washed ashore 5/6/44 Bergen aan Zee, bur Ysselsteyn CL-4-91); Fw K.Landberger, R/O (MIA) and Uffz H.Exner, Mech (MIA) (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
1831 Biebrach, Hans Dietrich (Peter?) ObltStab I/KG-1He 111H-3 Werk # 3324 "V4 + AB" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 5 September, 1940 after his ac was sd by a Blenheim of No.25 Sq., piloted by P/O Michael J.Herrick, and crashed near Rendlesham, Suffolk, killing the remaining crew. Remaining crew (bur CC): Maj Ludwig Maier, Grp Kdr I/KG-1, Obs (bur 1/6/224); Oblt Job Graf Wilhelm von Rittberg, Obs (bur 1/8/313); Ofw Erwin Stockert, R/O (bur 1/6/220) and Uffz Horst Bendig, Flt Engr (bur 1/6/223) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1832 Biebricher, RolfOfhr31/JG-54 (3/44 S.U.), 7/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680817 "White 1" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 September, 1944 southwest of Dorpat airfield S.U. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 19 March, 1944, a Flieger at the time. Two Il-2s on 6 September, 1944, a Gefr at the time. Alternate spelling: Biebrisher or Biebrichter.
1833 Biederbick, HelmutOblt10/23/1920187/JG-54 (6/41), 2/JG-1 (2/44)Bf 109F Werk # Unk "White 7", Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8228 (lost) "White 3" in JG-54, Fw 190A-7 "Black 7" in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down without wounds 7 June, 1941 in Werk# 8228 over Ostrow airfield, S.U. by an I-16 of 154 Fighter Aviation Regt.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. A double victory on 10 July, 1941; an SB-3 and an I-18. An I-26 on 20 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 April, 1942. A P-40 0n 10 May, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 19 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. His 15th, a B-24 (HSS) on 8 April, 1944, no location. His 16th (while in JG-1), a P-51 5 km NW of Klötze on 8 April, 1944. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 13 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. He replaced his friend, Harald Römer, after Römers death. Deceased 10 January, 1996.
1834 Biedermann, ErwinOblt47/JG-2 (7/40 Channel), 9/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109D, E & F, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7217 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 9/17/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 September, 1941 in aerial combat in "Yellow 2" with two Spitfires over Calais, and was lost in the Channel. One victory in JG-2, a Spitfire S of Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the London area on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 9 August, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire on 14 August, 1941, no location. Between his assignment in JG-2 and JG-26, he served as a Test Pilot for Fieseler.
1835 Biedermann, GottfriedUffz1/KG-6Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180441 "3E + DH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Georg Malek, Observer; Uffz Walter Zeiner, R/O; Fw Karl Hartmaier, Gunner and Gefr Franz Hense, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1836 Biedermann, HorstFw9/27/19201/NSG-2Ju 87 (lost 3/28/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 March, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters at Willingshausen. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Bölling and Gnr Fw Lothar Schmidt (1/7/1919)
1837 Biedermann, MartinObltKGzbV-106Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1838 Heilmeier, KarlFw7/KG-30 (10/40 Schiphol) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7024 "4D + AR" (lost 10/3/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 3 October, 1940; His Ju 88 made an emergency landing into the North Sea by Schouwen Holland due to engine damage. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt O.Bieger, Obs; Gefr Dietrich Bauer, R/O and Gefr Johann Herndeck (or Herudek), Gnr. (DeSwart, SGLO & Wings to Victory)
1839 Biegert, ErnstFw2Legion Condor, 2/JG-26Bf 109E-1 "Red 13" (lost 5/28/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
DOW 28 May, 1940 after aerial combat with Spitfires over the beach at St. Pol-sur-Mer. He was able to bail, but died of his injuries in the hospital. One known victory, his 1st, a Koolhoven FK-58 southeast of Rotterdam, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 south of Antwerp, 11 May, 1940.
1840 Biehlolawek, KarlUffz112/JG-2Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 15 km NW of Evreux on 6 June, 1944.
1841 Biehne, HerbertFw13/NJG-2Bf 110C EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim at Lindholme, 25 April, 1941.
1842 Bieker, KarlGefr7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3578 (lost 9/6/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 September, 1940 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over the Channel, S of London.
1843 Biela, HansOfw4/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140245 "L1 + XS" (lost 12/21/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA 21 December, 1942 near Bengazi Harbor, cause unknown, one unnamed crew returned, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
1844 Bielefeld, HeinzOfwEins.Gr. Erg/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173811 "Red 28" (lost 2/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 February, 1945 in the Küstrin area, cause unknown.
1845 Bielefeld, WilliOblt5/6/1916Wuppertal - BarmenStffüh 7/JG-52Bf 109E Werk # unk (lost 7/25/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 July, 1940 during aerial combat over Dover. His ac crashed into the sea. He is buried in the German War Cem., Lommel Belgium, Blk 62, Gr 282 (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
1846 Bielefeldt, WernerLt21I/JG-21 (39), 7/JG-51 (11/40) (7/41 Bobruisk-South, S.U.)Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2 "White 11 + I" (7/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire at London on 7 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane near London on 30 October, 1940. A 3rd, a Hurricane 10 km S of Dunkirk on 29 April, 1941. His 10th, a Pe-2 bomber NE of Mogilev on 11 July, 1941, still in 7/JG-51.
1847 Bieler, HerbertLt12/28/19219/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # Unk "1H + CT" (or GT) (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 April, 1944; following an attack on a convoy off Tenes, Algeria. The ac crashed near Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Heinz Schleifer (MIA), Uffz Emil Altrock (KIA, DOW? 14 April, 1944, bur IM Cuacos de Yuste) and Uffz Helmut Sorge (KIA, bur IM Cuacos de Yuste). Lt Bieler listed in the VDK as "Missing at Sea" (D.Drury).
1848 Bielmeier, LudwigFw12/JG-52, 5/JG-52 (10/40)Bf 109E "Red 7" in 2 Staffel, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5930 "Black 4" (lost 10/20/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 20 October, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 41 Sq., piloted by F/O M.P Brown, crashing at Mereworth Wood. His first victory, a Spitfire NE of London on 8 October, 1940 in 2/JG-52. Alternate spelling: Bielmeyer.
1849 Bielohlawek, KarlUffz23/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 SW of Verdun on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire 45 km NW of Cassino on 18 March, 1944.
1850 Biemer, WalterObltStfkpt 5/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2601 "3Z + CN" (lost 1/13/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 January, 1942, cause and location not reported.
1851 Biender,Uffz16/KG-53 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Wesselucha-Marenowo on 9 August, 1943.
1852 Bieneck, HelmutFwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4930 (90% dam 11/30/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured 30 November, 1943; collided with an obstruction during a failed takeoff from the Braunschweig Waggum airfield.
1853 Bieneck, WolfgangUffz9/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960288 "White 12 + I" (lost 2/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 February, 1945, reason unknown, in the area of Lebus. Mombeek MIA List.
1854 Bienecke, PaulOfw11/15/191615/JG-54 (8/1/43 S.U.), 6/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Wk#(15)5848"Yel 7" (lost 8/16/43), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 736294"Yel 9" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down and wounded 16 August, 1943 in "Yellow 7" southeast of Kusminitschi by a Lagg 5. KIA 21 February, 1945 in aerial combat with a Yak-3, 5 km NNE of Durben. He suffered a fatal head wound. His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 1 August, 1943.
1855 Bienk, W.Fw12(StG)/LG-1 Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5513 (lost 5/13/40), Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6261(30% dam) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His Ju 87 crashed at Werkendam Holland (Polder Bogers) on 13 May, 1940, sd by a Moraine, pilot/crew disposition unknown, an Uffz at the time (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Bienk was wounded, and taken prisoner. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Günther Langner (geb 2/28/20 Wroclaw, Poland) was KIA and buried Yssel AZ-2-27 (SGLO). On 11 August, 1941, Fw Bienk was injured in a takeoff accident at the Bodo Norway airfield, damaging his Wk# 6261 30%, on a non-operational flight (Source: SIG Norway).
1856 Bier, August WilhelmHptm8/11/1916Stfkpt 6/ZG-26 (5/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (4/42-6/42), 2/ZG-1 (11/42 S.U.), Kdr I/ZG-1 (10/43)Bf 110E Werk # 3436 "S9 + IK" (lost 11/10/42), Ju 88CDestroyer Operational ClaspHis Wk# 3436 reported lost 10 November, 1942 at Srowdnja after he made a force landing due to engine damage, crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List
1857 Bier, ErnstUffz1/16/19212/JGr-Süd (France)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13152 (lost 5/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC in his Bf 109F-4 after striking an object and crashing in flames by Salon de Provence on 20 May, 1943. Buried at Dagneux. Jager Blatt 3 & 4/2004.
1858 Bier, HermannLt11/18/19223/Fl.ü.G.-1 NordJu 88D-1 Werk # 880847 (lost 2/2/44)Pilot BadgeKIC 2 February, 1944 when the AC experienced technical failure during a transfer flight and crashed at the Aalborg Ost airfield killing Bier and Mechanic, Fw Heinz Schur, the only two onboard. Both were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 9 February, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1859 Bier, JosefOfw9/18/1913Strümpfelbroon3/KG-51 (Melun)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7036 "9K + HL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 28 July, 1940; during a bombing mission to Crewe England, due to a navigational malfunction and running low on fuel, Bier scuttled his bombs in the Channel and made a force landing back in England, near Bexhill, Sussex. His ac eventually bore the British RAF colors, as AX919. Bier joined the Luftwaffe in 1935 and flew 1490 flights, 19 over France and 6 over England, before becoming a POW for 6 1/2 years, returning to Germany in 1947. Remaining crew(POW): Lt Willi Ruckdreschel, Observer; Uffz Heinz Ohls, R/O and Uffz Martin Multhammer, Gunner. None of the crew were injured in the landing.
1860 Bieräugel, RobertUffz12/25/1919Kiel5/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332351 "V4 + CN" (lost 7/28/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 July, 1944; shot down by enemy fighters southwest of Eleja Latvia. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Karl Winkler, geb 10/18/1921, Obs; Ogefr Karl Kerlicsek, geb 3/20/1922, R/O; Uffz Josef Zopf, geb 1/16/1920, Wart; Ogefr Hermann, Hartmann, geb 8/27/1920, Gunner and Uffz Raumund Nitsch, geb 11/25/1920, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
1861 Bierbaum, MaxUffz6/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171011 "Yellow 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Ewerdorf, 6 km west of Salzwedel (L.Wiegels). No known grave.
1862 Bierbrauer, GüntherOfw5/20/1922Stuttgart KG-100 (9/41), 10/KG-26, 3/KG-27 (2/42 S.U.), 14(Eis/N/KG-27 (8/43 Night Train Hunting Unit), 3/KG-4 (3/45) He 111H
RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge9/13/44)
Bomber Operational Clasp w/"400" Hanger
The DK-G and the Bomber Operational Clasp were visible on a photo found at Black Cross Militaria. Also, the article said he wore the Observer Badge. He was a pilot, and his R/O was Fw Günter (or Günther) Kempin (RK 4/17/45). 430 combat missions in the East. Added: Destroyed 49 Soviet Armored Trains. American POW 4/45. Deceased 26 June, 2019 (de.Metapedia.org).
1863 Bierbrauer, WalterLt5/KG-30Ju 88A Werk # 550449 "4D + BN" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Rolf Sellmann, Observer; Uffz Alois Krebs, R/O and Uffz Helmut Bierle, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1864 Biereye, BennoOblt2(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-6 Werk # 430097 (lost 12/1/42)KIC with unnamed crew at the Castelli airfield on 1 December
1942 due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List).
1865 Bierkamp, KarlUffz II/JG-26 (joins 11/43), 8/JG-26 (1/44) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470045 "Blue 2" (lost 1/30/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 January, 1944 in his "Blue 2" during aerial combat with a P-47 over the Zuider Zee. A machine gun shell hit his drop tank, which blew up, killing Bierkamp. His AC crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland (DeSwart). Added: Buried Yssel BN-4-79 (SGLO).
1866 Bierkenstock,Oblt1I/NJG-6Bf 110F-4 & G-2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 10 km S of Limburg on 4 October, 1943.
1867 Bierling, Georg AlfredUffzHamburg7/ZG-76 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2137 "2N + FM" (lost 9/9/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 9 September, 1940; hit by flak at Munns Gore, Borden, near Sittingbourne, Kent. His unnamed gunner also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Uffz Bierling buried CC, Blk 4, Gr 54. Added: His unnamed gunner, Uffz Friedrich Kurella (geb 4/21/1915), buried at CC, Blk 4, Gr 55 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
1868 Biermann,Gefr113/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 24 October, 1944.
1869 Biermann, HerbertFw87/JG-54 (4/42 Russia), 2/JG-1 (7/42 Germany), 5/JG-11 (5/43 Reich Def), 4/JGr West (12/43)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-1 Werk# 14047 "Black 8" (40% dam 7/11/42) in JG-1, Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8190 "VD+AE" (lost in JG-54), K 135(?) 10% dam.in JG-54, Bf 109G-5 Werk # 15531 (lost 11/29/43; injured in a crash at Quackenbrück) in 5/JG-11EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 12 February, 1942 in his F-2 over the Siwerskaja airfield, S.U.. On 16 May, 1942, no disposition of Biermann is given in this "K 135" incident which happened at the Siwerskaja airfield also. One known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 9 May, 1942. One known western victory, a Photo Recon Spitfire 20 km N of Emden on 7 September, 1942. On 17 April, 1943, while in 5/JG-11, flying the Fw 190A-4 & 5, he opposed B-17s, downing one-his 4th victory, over Wilhelmshaven/Emden, flying out of Jever. Another B-17 claimed on 19 May, 1943 on the Kiel raid. His 6th, a B-17 (HSS) at Schaal See on 25 July, 1943. His 7th, a P-47 38 km NW of Nordeney on 27 September, 1943. His 8th, a B-24 off Ile d Oleron on 31 December, 1943. The Bf 109G-1 in JG-1 was Werk # 14047 "Black 8" in which Biermann made a force landing on 11 July, 1942, W of Emden due to engine trouble. Survived the war; a friend of Knoke.
1870 Biermann, KarlOblt8/31/19201Ln.Kp./Schl.G-1 (11/43), Act Kdr II/SG-2 (to 1/44), 4/SG-2 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-3 EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 September, 1944 (OKL & LOCS).
1871 Biermeier, AloisFw2/JG-7Me 262A-1 Werk # 111539 (75% dam 2/19/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash by Stubben 19 February, 1945 due to a fuel shortage.
1872 Bieroth, Heinrich AlexanderLt5/31/19168/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + NS" (lost 7/3/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew on 3 July, 1940 when they were sd by Spitfires of No.603 Sq., piloted by F/O I.S.Ritchie, P/O G.K.Gilroy & P/O J.R.Caister, and crashed in flames into the North Sea off of Stonehaven, 2 miles SE of Inverbervie. Remaining crew: Hptm Werner von Schulze, Obs (?) (MIA), Fw Willi Engelskirchen, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Bernhard Brüggen, Gnr (?) (MIA). Lt Bieroth was later recovered from the sea and buried in the Dyce Churchyard, Aberdeen Scotland (LOCS & D.Masson).
Photo Dave Masson
1873 Biersdorfer, ErnstUffzIII/JG-6Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784985 "Black 1"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 December, 1944 , reason and place unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
1874 Bierstedt, WolfgangUffzII/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 7644 (lost 11/26/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 November, 1942 when he crashed after taking off at Merduma due to a servicing fault.
1875 Bierwirth, Heinrich HeinzOfw3/5/1914Bochum85/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 120 (6/42), Fw 190A-3 Wk # 30353 "Black 11" (20% dam 8/27/42), Fw 190A-4 Wk # 2400 "Blk 5" (lost 11/27/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1942 after strafing a locomotive on the Dungeness Peninsula. The locomotive exploded, and the debris struck his A-4, causing him to crashing near Lydd, Kent. Buried Hawkinge Cem, Kent, German Plot "O", Row 5, Gr 8 (M.Croft). Severely wounded and bailed from his A-3 27 August, 1942 after being bounced at Arques by Spitfires of the "Eagle Squadron" (RAF No. 71). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 10 km northwest of Calais on 27 September, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Cape Gris Nez on 28 March, 1942. his 3rd, a Spitfire 8 km north of Calais on 8 April, 1942. his 4th, a Spitfire on 5 June, 1942. His 5th, a Spitfire in the Somme/Mündung area on 31 July, 1942. His 6th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 340 Sq. north of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 7th, a Spitfire NW of Stab Valery-en-Caux on 24 August, 1942. His 8th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 350 Sq. 3 km northeast of Rue on 27 August, 1942.
1876 Biesel, PeterUffz6/StG-2Ju 87B (lost 8/15/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940; sd by fighters and crashed into the sea off Portland, Dorset. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr JosefBlümel also MIA (D.Drury).
1877 Biesenbach, HeinzUffz2/6/1921Radevormwald9/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20520 "Yellow 10" (lost 9/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat near St Omer France. Buried Bourdon France, Block 9/20/751. Source: J. Geensen
1878 Biesing, HansObltErg.St./LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-5 Trop Werk # 6261 "L1 + GP" (lost 9/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 September, 1941, cause and location not reported.
1879 Biesmann, WernerUffz5II/JG-52 (10/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20170 "Black <1 +" (lost 12/4/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 December, 1943 after aerial combat at Halbinsel Kertsch, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 10 October, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 11 October, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 21 October, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-5 SSE of Rzhyshchiv on 22 October, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1943. Magnus Report, 6 victories.
1880 Biesner, HarryLt4/SKG-210 (S.U.)Bf 110E=1 Werk # 4106 "S9 + EM" (lost 8/26/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 26 August, 1941 at Novgorod, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
1881 Biesser, HansOgefrII/JG-77Bf 109E (lost 2/26/41)Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 26 February, 1941 in Brittany France, no further detail. Source: A.Rosseels. absa3945 states "crim Kerfautras Brest" (a convoy?).
1882 Biester, HelmutUffz1/1/1906Weküsta-26 (3/40)Do 17Z-2 (lost 3/31/40) Meteorological Operational Clasp Biesters Do 17 crashed into the North Sea off the Holland coast, by Ameland, on 31 March, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: meteorologist, Reg Rat Dr Josef Wille, buried on Ameland in St Clemens RC churchyard, Nes, Row 1, Gr 1; Uffz G.Hertel MIA and Uffz Franz Jahn (MIA). Biester was initially buried in Ameland and transferred to Yssel., AP/5/105. On his grave marker in Ameland was inscribed "Bordfunker" (Radio Oper). Their Do 17 reported sd off Orford ness, Suffolk, by a Spitfire of No.54 Sq., piloted by F/O Max Pearson (D.Drury).
1883 Bietmann, LudwigHptm2/20/191476/NJG-1 (4/42), 5/NJG-1 (7/42)Bf 110D & E, Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2638 (or 2683 per Bf 110 Loss List) (lost 9/11/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 10/11 September, 1942 during aerial combat, crashing Werk # 2638, 1.5 km WSW of Marbais (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 2 April, 1942. A 2nd, a Wellington III of RAF No. 419 Sq. at Porcheresse (Namur), 11 km NE of Ciney Belgium, the night of 29-30 July, 1942. A 3rd, a Halifax 2 km NNE of Namur on 12 August, 1942. Downed three Wellingtons the night of 28-29 August, 1942; one known, of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Grand Hallet (Liege), 24 km NW of Huy. His 7th, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 51/5/1A2 on 8 September, 1942. Magnus.
1884 Biewer,Fw14/NJG-6Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 20 km W of Torgau on 20 February, 1944.
1885 Bigalk, ReinholdFw4/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 8632 (lost 1/6/43)Fight Operational ClaspShot down 6 January, 1943; AA fire at Kovda, 6 km west of Rowje. He was killed by a second Finnish hunter after Bigalk mistook another hunter for a partisan, and killed the first hunter. This note from researcher Rune Rautio.
1886 Bigalke, LeoUffz21/JG-300Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441514 "White 12" (lost 8/15/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Wiesen/Spessart; bailed safely with injuries (JG-300 Loss List). Two known victories, both B-17s NE of Graz on 26 July, 1944. Pilot disposition 8/15 unknown.
1887 Bigalke, ReinholdFw5/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13931 "Black ?" (70% dam 1/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed 15 January, 1943 north of Tossno. Pilot suffered no wounds and no further disposition known.
1888 Bigge, Josef "Jupp"Lt8Stab/JG-2 (8/41), 8/JG-2 (9/41), 3/JG-2 (12/41), 8/JG-2 (4/43), 2/JG-2 (8/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550165 "Black 2" (lost 8/13/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550208 "Black 2" (60% dam 9/6/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a landing accident overturned after hitting an obstruction, at St Andre airfield on 6 September, 1943 (Boiten). Injured in a crash at Beauxon 13 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. Rudi Pflanzs wingman in December, 1941. Claimed a "damaged" Spitfire in the Gravelines area on 14 August, 1941. One known victory, a Spitfire north of Calais on 29 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Boulogne on 17 September, 1941. A 3rd Spitfire north of Brest on 7 January, 1942. A 4t, a Spitfire on 5 April, 1943. A 5th, another Spitfire on 11 April, 1943. A 6th, a B-24 D on 16 April, 1943. A 7th, a Lancaster W of Chartres at Courville-sur-Eure on 15 August, 1943. An 8th, a B-17 1 km SW of Tours on 6 September, 1943.
1889 Bihr, RudolfFw10/2/1914Böckingen4/KG-30Ju 88 "4D + ?M" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq., piloted by P/O Donald S.Scott. The AC crashed in a cornfield at Fraisthorpe, 4 miles south of Bridlington, Yorkshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Robert Pohl, Observer, Uffz Severin Kürsch, wireless operator and Uffz Arnulf Georg Neumeyer, gunner. Kürsch and Pohl were buried in Bridlington Cemetery alongside two "unknowns", thought to be Bihr and Neumeyer. Added: All are buried at CC, Plot 3, Row 12: Bihr Gr 366, Pohl Gr 367, Kürsch Gr 368, Neumeyer Gr 365 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
1890 Bildau, KurtLt21/JG-20 (6/40), 7/JG-51 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3266 (lost 9/15/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane in the Dieppe/Neufchatel area, 7 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Cape Gris Nez on 8 July, 1940. Lt Bildaus AC crashed 15 September, 1940 after aerial combat with RAF fighters, while escorting bombers. His engine caught fire and the AC crashed at Nelson Park near Dover, where he was taken prisoner.
1891 Bilek, AlfredFw53/JG-3 (5/44; 8/44 Borkheide), 11/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 165691 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His "Yellow 9" lost 28 August, 1944 at Valtice CZ due to engine failure, pilot returned safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 NE of Stendal on 19 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Itzehöhe on 24 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 30 May, 1944, no location. His 4th, a B-17 on 24 August, 1944, no location given. Injured in a crash landing after aerial combat on 2 November, 1944. His 5th, an La-5 on 20 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
1892 Biletter, EmilUffz7/JG-54 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-2 Wk#13801 "Wh ?" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 20123 "White 5" (lost 9/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 September, 1943 when he crashed his G-6 at Schwerin due to an engine fire. He crashed his G-2 at Isotscha airfield, S.U., no further detail known. Alternate spelling: Biletta (109 Loss List).
1893 Bilfinger, FritzOblt10/19/1920199/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 4/JG-52 (3/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (7/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-1 (9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411680 "White 7 + -" (dam 3/26/44; WIA cmbt, no loc), Bf 109G-6 in 7/JG-1, Bf 109G-10 in 10/JG-1, Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780760 "Black 17" (lost 12/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 December, 1944, during the Ardennes offensive. He was shot down by Mustangs of 352nd FG while attempting to close on a B-17. He crashed at Schönwaldhaus, in the area of Meckenheim. Buried Bonn-Duisdorf, Grave 9. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 at Taranovka (Kharkov) on 17 May, 1942. An R-5 on 1 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 6 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 19 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 1 September, 1942. A Soviet Boston on 8 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 September, 1942. A Soviet Boston on 25 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 30 October, 1942. A Boston III on 6 November, 1942. A LaGG on 4 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 2nd (15th overall) , a P-51 near Caen (Lisieux) on 12 July, 1944. A Spitfire E of Caen on 19 July, 1944. A P-47 at Melun on 6 August, 1944. Another P-47 on 7 August, 1944. A 6th, a Spitfire on 8 August, 1944, over France. Magnus Report, 19 victories.
1894 Bilfinger, HorstFwI/JGr-Süd (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 15915 "Green 5" (lost 8/17/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Monscha.
1895 Bill, ArnoldLtI/KG-60 (Channel)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 3315 "??" (lost 1/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Senzay 16 January, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1896 Biller, FranzUffz12/21/1920111/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960212 (lost 11/19/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 November, 1944 in an area west of Köln, cause unknown. One known victory, a P-47 in the Osnabrück area on 8 November, 1944.
1897 Billert, AlfonsLt12/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4377 "L1 + CR" (lost 1/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 25 January, 1942 after being hit by a fighter, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1898 Billig, WernerHptm17/NJG-2, NJG-3Bf 110G-4, Ju 88C-6
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 70 km from Puls on 24 February, 1944.
1899 Billing, AlfredOfwDroyssig2/KG-40 (1/44) Fw 200C Werk # Unk (lost 8/43), He 177A-3 Werk # 332231 "5J (or 6N) + ZL" (lost 1/22/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC the night of 21/22 January, 1944 after suffering an engine failure as they approached the Sussex coast, and ordering the crew (unnamed) to bail. Earlier, in August 1943, he was forced to ditch an Fw 200 after being hit by enemy fire. He was rescued by a U-boat (Luftwaffe Google Books via S.Youngs). Added: His body washed ashore at Dover, 23 January, 1944; buried Hawkinge Cem. Kent, German Plot O, Row 7, Gr 10 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
1900 Billingham, HeinrichOblt8/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0415 "4D + DS" (lost 12/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bone 12 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).

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