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1901 Billinghausen, TheoHptmStfkpt 1/NJG-100 (8/44)Ju 88G-6Night Fighter Operational ClaspSignature found on Erich Kayser's award documents (Doug Lane).
1902 Binder, AdolfGefrII/SG-1Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582745 "Yellow 6" (lost 1/23/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 23 January, 1945 in the Wormditt/Rahmel area, cause unknown.
1903 Binder, GünterUffz4/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 463004 "Blue 4" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-38s and P-47s in the Luxenburg area, east of Niersabach (Bf 109 Loss List).
1904 Binder, HeinrichHptm12(F)/22, Stfkpt 4(F)/122 (11/43-7/44)Ju 88A & D, Me 410A & B EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a LaGG-3 S of Povotino on 31 July, 1942, an Oblt at the time..
1905 Binder, HorstOfhr17/JG-11Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550760 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing in the area of Vechta (Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Fehmarn Is. on 11 April, 1944.
1906 Binder, KarlFwFlugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B-34) (Kastrup)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 397 (70% damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspInjured in a training crash on 26 November, 1943 at the Kastrup airfield when the AC overturned on landing, no cause given. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Polack, R/O (KIC) and Co-pilot Uffz Karl Porath, injured. Polack was buried in the Kobenhavn Bispebjerg Cemetery on 30 November, 1943, and transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1907 Binder, MaxUffz12/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760257 (lost 7/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 July, 1944 in the Caen area, cause unknown.
1908 Binder, WalterOblt6/3/1917Frankfurt am Main23/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1503 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, a victim of Sgt Jack Stokoe of RAF No. 603 Sq., crashing at Ann Street, Plumstead; buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Row 12, Gr 466 (M.Croft & D.Drury). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Hawk-75As northwest of Dinant, 14 May, 1940. Partial credit with Eberhard Bock, on an unidentified seaplane at Loiremündung, 21 June, 1940.
Cannock Chase
1909 Bindert, E.LtII/JG-27, 4/JG-27 (Egypt)Bf 109E & FWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 October, 1942 during aerial combat with a P-40 of RCAF No. 112 Sq., piloted by F/L L.R.R. Smith, in the Daba area.
1910 Binding, HeinzOfwII/SG-77Fw 190F-9 Werk # 428370 (lost 2/10/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 10 February, 1945 by ground fire, no further detail.
1911 Bindseil, AlfredOfw56/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731091 "Yellow 4" (lost 7/20/44), A-8 #170393 "Yellow 11" (4/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 July, 1944; Combat with an RCAF Spitfire, piloted by F/L R.M. Stayner of No. 401 Sq. near St. Lo. Mombeek MIA List & RCAF Claims List). His 1st victory, a B-24 (HSS) in the Eifel area on 12 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Kieler Bucht on 13 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 SW of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944 in "Yellow 11. His 4th & 5th, a Spitfire and a P-51 in the Caen area on 14 July, 1944.
1912 Bindzus, ErichOfw12/6/1912RendsburgI/ZG-1 (France) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750707 "2N + ??" (90% dam 11/23/43) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIFA with unnamed crew 23 November, 1943; collided with another C-6, Werk # 360404, piloted by Lt Otto Lusser (KIC w/crew), near Lorient (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (all bur Pornichet Cem, Blk 9, Row 36): Fw Karl Weegmann (geb 4/14/1919 Sulzfeld, Gr 1172) and Ogefr Walter Bierkardt (geb 3/4/1912 Büssum, Gr 1176). Pilot Ofw Bindzus buried Blk 9, Row 36, Gr 1171 (absa3945).
1913 Binge, WernerUffzFerry Unit, JG-6, II/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600148 "Black 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 january, 1945 in "Black 11" during aerial combat with a P-51 of 78FG SE of Bonn. His AC went down in a heavily wooded area between St. Vith and Bastogne. His remains were identified in 1986.
1914 Bingel, EberhardLt4/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8591 "F1 + EM" (lost 2/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 February, 1942 at Kreszey, cause unknown, no crew detail (Ju 88 Loss list).
1915 Bingel, HermannFwNSGr-6Ju 87 D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/20/44).
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1916 Binger, SiegfriedUffz2/17/192310/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210290 "Black 1" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945. Shot down by very accurate Allied AA fire at Kalter Herberg, just south of Aachen. Parachuted and came down in the Malmedy-Verviers area.
1917 Binna, ErnstUffz11/JG-5 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 165839 "White 7" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944; near Avranches. Buried at Mont-de-Huisnes, France, Row 54, Grave number 70, per Andreas Brekken. One known victory, a P-38 at St Etienne/Rouen on 18 July, 1944.
1918 Binnewies, OskarGefr3/SG-152 Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580469 (lost 7/1/44) Assault Operational ClaspKIA 1 July, 1944; the ac reported crashed in a field near the Prerov-Bochor airport, Bochor, CZ. due to a technical problem. (F.Braun).
1919 Binsfeld, HermannUffz7/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120107 "3U + NR" (lost 11/26/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 26 November, 943, cause and location not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
1920 Bintriem, JohannesUffz16/JG-4 (11/44 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781156 "Blue 10" (lost 11/25/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462777 "Blue 11" (lost 2/8/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 February, 1945 in the Wollnitz Schlesien area, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 25 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Strassburg, bailed safely (JG-4 List).
1921 Bipperling,Uffz18/JG-51 (10/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Yak-7 at Rudega on 10 October, 1943.
1922 Birckner,Fw4(H)/12Bf 110E-3, E-7 & F-4Observer Operational ClaspKIA 24 July, 1942 after being attacked by P-40s during a recon mission near Quotaifiya. His Observer, Oblt Brauner died two days later.
1923 Birk, HeinzOfw1410/JG-5 (8/44 Norway) 12/JG-5 (3/45 Herdla)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732217 "Blue 5" (lost 3/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was uninjured in aerial combat with RAF P-51'a and Mosquitos over Sognesjoen on 25 March, 1945. He bailed safely from his ac, landing at Lutelandet (Flyvrak Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 17 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 25 September, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 27 September, 1944. Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
1924 Birk, JosefUffz42/JG-77Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 18 March, 1944, no location. His 2nd, same day, a P-38 W of Gurkfeld. His 3rd, a B-24 E of Grado Italy on 20 April, 1944. His 4th, a Spitfire 15 km from Tuscania on 25 May, 1944.
1925 Birk, LeonhardFw49/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3548 "White 4 + I" (lost 10/25/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 October, 1940 after aerial combat with fighters of RAF No. 501 Sq., most likely, crashing at Stonewall Farm, Hunton, Kent. His first victory, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 28 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire mear London on 15 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Ashford area on 18 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 September, 1940, no location.
1926 Birk, SiegfriedFwIII/JG-1 (8/43 reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19865 (60% dam 8/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 21 August, 1943 when he rammed another G-6, Wk# 16489 while landing at Oldenburg.
1927 Birkbauer, WalterUffz18/JG-53 (8/43 Med; 11/43-4/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15485 "Black 4 + I" (dam 8/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160599 "Black 11 + I" (lost 11/27/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161795 "Black 9 + I" (lost 4/6/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed in a maintenance test flight 2km south of Arlena on 6 April, 1944. WIA 27 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 north of Piandimelei. WIA 29 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-26, hit in the cabin, 30 km north of Acropoli. His 1st victory, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Birklbauser (Bf 109 Loss List).
1928 Birke, GerhardUffz2/15/1922Buchwald54/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5411 "White 5" (dam.7/31/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2636 "White 3" (lost 5/17/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 17 May, 1943 in his "White 3" when Lt. Ernst Heinemann taxied into him at Vitry. WIA 31 July, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires 20 km SW of Berck. Although injured, he brought his slightly damaged A-2 back to Abbeville. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/10/368 (Rosseels). His 1st victory, a Spitfire south of Hirt, 16 km northwest of Abbeville on 24 March, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Calais/Marck on 20 June, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire southeast of Hastings on 28 June, 1942. His 4th, a Spitfire on 31 July, 1942.
1929 Birke, PaulOfwTG unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1930 Birkenfeld, H.O.Uffz17/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 109G (lost 7/16/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot disposition unknown; sd (or damaged) 16 July, 1944 by an RCAF fighter of No. 421 Sq. (RCAF Claims List). His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 31 May, 1944.
1931 Birkenmeier, ErichLt2(F)/123 (Africa)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430143 "4U + AK" (lost 7/21/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew at Marsa-Matruk 21 July, 1942, cause unknown, one other MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1932 Birkenstock, Hans JörgOblt12/25/1919Darmstadt7 NJG-1, NJG-4, Stab I/NJG-6 (1/44) Bf 110F-4 in NJG-4, Bf 110G-4 in NJG-6 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 May, 1944; crashing at Vossenack/Eifel, probably shot down by an intruder (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Erfenbach on 10 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Alsenborn on 11 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at St. Martin on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster at Berlin-Spandau on 30 January, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster 60 km SE of FuF Kuli on 25 February, 1944. A "4 mot" by ramming, a Halifax LK 750 "MH-Y2" of RAF No. 51 Sq., piloted by F/G Charles R. Seaman(KIA), over Baumholder on 18 March, 1944. Remaining crew: Sgt William Powell, Flt Engr(POW); F/S William A. Robson, Nav(POW); Sgt Roberet H. Pickford, R/O(POW); F/S Edward A. Glover, Bombadier(KIA); Sgt Leslie A. Baldwin, Rear Gunner(POW) and Louis H. Gulliver, Mid Upper Gunner(Inj/POW). Sgt Gulliver came down in the central section of the Halifax, being one of a few people to survive a drop of 23,000 feet without a parachute, although he was very badly injured. Birkenstock and his two crewmembers, Uffz Walter Welz (geb 6/19/1921 Brettach, Heilbronn), R/O and Uffz Kurt Maciejewski (geb 3/11/1920 Neumünster) (KIA 5/27/44) Gunner, also managed to bail from their stricken AC (Source: Peter H. Gulliver, son of Louis H. Gulliver).
1933 Birkenwirth, Karl Ogefr19/ZG-26Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hawk-75A on 22 May, 1940, no location.
1934 Birkigt, HeinzFw53/JG-11 (Oldenburg)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430492 (dam 2/44), Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 16" (lost 8/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (2/20/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 in the area of St. Quentin. Mombeek MIA List. WIA 20 February, 1944 when he was forced to make an emergency landing near Ollerup, west of Svendborg Denmark after opposing American bombers and running low on fuel. He belly landed and hit his forehead on the instrument panel, a very common injury during such crashes (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 NW of Celle on 8 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 S of Pirmasens on 24 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 N of Hannover on 29 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) NE of Siegen on 12 May, 1944. A 5th, a Spitfire over France on 20 August, 1944.
1935 Birkler, HermannUffz1Stab NAGr-14 (8/44 S.U.), 2/NAGr-14 (Reich Def Ost)Hs 126, Fw 189A-3, Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200310 "Black 8" (lost 2/2/45) EK 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 2/2/45, cause and location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 5 August, 1944.
1936 Birkmann, WilhelmUffz10/27/19206/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681336 "Black 6" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Ulmbach by Komotau (JG-4 List).
1937 Birkner, Hans JoachimLt10/22/1921Schönwalde, Ostpreussen1177/JG-52 (8/43), 9/JG-52 (10/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 5" (Jul '44), Bf 109G-14 Wk# 510531 (lost 12/14/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(4/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 14 December, 1944 in Krakow due to engine failure in his G-14 on take-off. 284 combat missions. A frequent wingman for Rall and Hartmann. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 1 October, 1943. His 2nd, a LaGG on 4 October, 1943. Two LaGG-2 on 11 October, 1943. Two LaGGs on 24 October, 1943. A P-39 and a LaGG on 25 October, 1943. Two LaGGs on 27 November, 1943. Two LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 November, 1943. Three LaGGs W of Malaya-Tomatshka on 19 December, 1943. Two LaGG-3s at Novo Krasnoye on 3 January, 1943. Four P-39s on 15 January, 1944. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 April, 1944. Six LaGGs on 19 April, 1944. Three P-39s and a LaGG on 28 May, 1944. Four P-39s and a LaGG on 30 May, 1944. A LaGG and a P-39 on 20 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 14 October, 1944. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 16 October, 1944. Photo
1938 Birkner, HeinzOfhr12/JG-26 (joins 17 April, 1945)Fw 190D-9 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
His one victory, a Yak-3 SE of Prenzlau on 26 April, 1945. (Pretty good for a young pilot!)
1939 Birkner, HerbertHptmStfkpt 3/KG-54 (6/42)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301583 "B3 + KL" (lost 6/6/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 6 June, 1944; sd over the Seine Estuary (LOCS). Opposed the Normandy landing attacking shipping with four others from KG-54. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Köllmer, Obs; Uffz Arthur Hinterholzer, R/O and Uffz Fritz Sobiansky, Gnr (.Drury).
1940 Birkner, RandoaldOblt4/ZG-26 (9/40)Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3392 "3U + DM" (lost 9/11/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 11 September, 1940 during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary. His unnamed gunner was KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1941 Birkraut, PaulOblt1(F)/121Ju 88A-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Opertional Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1942 Birlmeier, AlbertOfw10/SKG-10 (Tunisia)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5902 "Black 14 (lost 4/14/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 14 April, 1943; flew into the ground at Deja-Serrat.
1943 Birn, JürgenUffz4/JG-54 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-4 Werk# 19369 "White 16 + -" (lost 4/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 April, 1943 in "White 16" by B-17 return fire over St. Pol, near St. Denis-Rouen.
1944 Birnbach, PeterFhr8/JG-53 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785775 (75% dam 2/23/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 23 February, 1945; overturned on landing at Malmsheim.
1945 Birnbaum, Franz JosefOfw8/14/1914Rydultau, SilesiaCondor Leg (39), 9/Zestörerschule-Memmingen (1/43), 2 Erg/Schlachtgruppe-Deblin (4/43), 4(PZ)/Sch.G-1 (9/43), redesig 10(Pz)/SG-9 (10/43)Me 210, Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141731 "D" (lost 4/5/44)
Spanish Cross in Bronze(5/31/39)
EK 1(4/20/44 Post.)

EK 2(12/1/43)
Glider "A"(10/33)
Assault Operational Clasp in Silver(3/24/44)
KIA 5 April, 1944 after being hit by Soviet AA fire 1 km northwest of Holubica Ukraine. He crashed in flames, overturning in the marshlands near the River Lug, and drowning. In 1990 his grave was believed to be discovered and a monument erected nearby by Lviv inhabitants. 60 missions. He entered service in February 1934 and served in the DLV from 6/33 to 9/35. Source: Colin Fuller.
1946 Birnbaum, JohannesLt3/25/1920Walsdorf11/JG-1 (Greifswald 11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960864 "White 14" (lost 2/27/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944. While providing cover for Panzers near Dinant (Buldges), he was attacked by Mustangs of the 364th FG. Killed near Antweiler. Buried at Ehrenfriedhof Bodendorf/Ahr. One known victory, a P-51 opposing the Berlin Raid on 5 December, 1944.
1947 Birnbaum, WilliFw6/Sch.G-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1128 (lost 5/23/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA 23 May, 1943 due to Soviet flak at Krymskaya.
1948 Birndorfer, JakobFw1/27/1918Wasserburg am Inn2 4/ZG-76, 6/ZG-76 (Channel 8/40) Bf 110C "M8 + BP" (lost 8/15/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He and his R/O, Uffz Max Guschewski, were shot by Spitfires down 15 August, 1940 at North Ashley Down, Isle of Wight, by P/O Ostaszewski-Ostoje of No. 609 Sq. & P/O Janusz Zurakowski. Birndorfer was KIA, bur CC, 7/10/259; Guschewski (WIA) was taken prisoner and interned in Canada (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury). One known victory, a Morane, 13 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd Morane at Avesnes on 16 May, 1940.
Cannock Chase
1949 Birndorfer, JosefErporbungsgruppe (Trng Grp)-210Me 210Pilot BadgeJosef mentioned as a member of 210. Erpro 210 was most likly formed after 8/40 when Jakob Birndorfer was KIA.
1950 Birnkraut, PaulOblt4/8/1919Gesecke, Lippstadt1(F)/121 (41-42 N. Africa))Ju 88A Do 17 P & F & He 111H
RK(5/10/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/4/42)
EP(2/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Retired Bundeswehr Obstlt, 9/30/75. Deceased 1/1/87 Munich. Source: D. Stankey & L. DeZeng.
1951 Birnschein, HeinzHptm7/18/1913Teuchem/Weissenfels33/NJG-3 (7/44), Stfkpt 9/NJG-3 (8/44), Kdr II/NJG-3 (1/45)Bf 110G-4, Ju 88G-1 "D5 + AT" (dam 8/26/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621612 "D5 + AT" (lost 1/17/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 January, 1945, crashing after aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A McKinnon by Lüneburg (Boiten). His Mechanic, Uffz Kurt Barth was injured in the crash. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Vendome on 1 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "2 mot" (B-26 most likely) at Amiens on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 25 km NW of Vechta on 13 August, 1944. His Ju 88G-1 was shot down w/o injuries near Frankfurt the night of 25/26 August, 1944. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Scholten, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Fritz Wendland, Gunner.
1952 Birnstiel, FranzUffz7/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19973 (80% dam 7/31/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 31 July, 1943; hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 88242.
1953 Birnstill, FranzFw87/JG-3 (3/43 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (5/43)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 13 February, 1944. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 3 km S of Stary on 19 March, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a Boston E of Arizojewka on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5, a LaGG-3 and an Il-5 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 N of Prokhorovka on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 15 km S of Krassnyi-Liman on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 2 km S of Karatschev on 23 July, 1943. An Il-2 12 km S of Stepanovka on 31 July, 1943. One known western victory, his 6th, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 on 29 January, 1944. Magnus Report, "his victories may be as high as 11.
1954 Biron, Guiseppe "Bepi"Oblt10/13/1914 Legnago, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (33-43) 10 108a Squadriglia; 6o Gruppo; VIo Gruppo (Spain), 369a Squadriglia, 22o Gruppo Autonomo (9/41); 1o Gruppo Caccia; M-B ANR (43-45) MC.200 "Black 3" (9/41), MC.202, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
Italian Bronze & Silver Medals for Military Valor, It. War Merit Cross

EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
500 hours combat flight time; Served in Spain, Africa, Russia & Italy. deceased 23 February, 2011 (Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey & Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
1955 Birr, ErwinOfw1(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430117 "F6 + JH" (lost 6/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Walter Decker and two other unnamed crew 19 June, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1956 Birth, HansLtIII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160024 "DN + FX" (lost 9/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 September, 1943 at Vorpaaestum, cause unknown.
1957 Bisang, Lothar Dr.Lt12/NJG-2 (7/41 Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 880724 "R4 + KK" (lost 7/28/41)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 July, 1941. One known victory, a Blenheim on 28 July, 1941, near Wivenhoe Essex England. His other crew, all KIA; Gefr Werner Ulbricht (bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 314) and Gefr Fritz Rosenstock. A Jager Blatt inquiry of 2/1998 implies that the crew was lost the day of this victory. A Jager Blatt response on 2/2001, Bisang reported that one engine had failed and that one of the crew was wounded. The British reported that the Ju 88 was being pursued by a Havoc, however, the Ju 88 fell before the Havoc began to shoot. The crew were all buried at Ipswich. Alternate spelling: Biesang.
Cannock Chase
1958 Bischof, EmilFw9/25/1915Haltingen2/StG-1Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5433 (lost 12/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 December, 1940; his ac came down near Cornimont/Vosges during a training exercise, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Martin Boldt, died of injuries on 13 December, 1940 at Gerardmer. Both are buried in the German War Cem. at Andilly (Fr), Blk 29, Row 11; Bischof in Gr 763, Boldt in Gr 762 (D.Drury).
1959 Bischoff,Oblt11/SG-10 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 29 June, 1944.
1960 Bischoff,Uffz15/SG-3 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 18 September, 1944.
1961 Bischoff, DietmarLt4/26/19238/JG-4Bf 109G-10, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682771 "Blue 16" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 23 December, 1944 after being shot down in the St Vith area while attempting to head off American bombers before they reached the Trier region.
1962 Bischoff, GerhardUffzIII/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7177 (lost 2/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 February, 1943 during aerial combat over the Channel.
1963 Bischoff, GüntherHptm11/24/1918Bremen4StG-1 ('42), 3/ZG-76 ('43), became 3/JG-76 in August, 1944, Stfkpt 15/JG-300 (10/44), JG-7 ('45)Me 410A & B in ZG-76, Bf 109G-6/U4 in JG-76, Fw 190A-8, Me 262A-1aEP (2/28/44),
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Gold
One known victory, a B-24 N of Raab on 16 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 E of Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. A B-17 in the Budapest area on 2 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Bad Harzburg on 12 September, 1944. 128 missions. Source: Magnus Report, JG-7 Chronik, F Bauer & LOCS. Victories may be as high as 6.
1964 Bischoff, GüntherOblt6/KG-4 (S.U.) He 111H-6 Werk # 4419 "5J + HP" (lost 4/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp The crew all returned from a mission on either 12 April or 12 September, 1942 (sources differ), location reported as Pl.Qu.34 Ost/0876 in Russia. Remaining crew: Fw Heinrich Flemmig (or Flemming), Obs; Ofw Edwin Eisermann, R/O and Ofw Peter Müller, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
1965 Bischoff, Hans HeinrichMaj11/17/1911Stab I/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960509 "Black <2" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 December, 1944 after aerial combat, no location reported, but most likely in the Ardennes sector.
1966 Bischoff, HerbertUffz2 11/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.), 14/JG-51 (10/44), 15/JG-51 (1/45 Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411692 "Brown 8" (1/45), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19459 (lost 1/21/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 January, 1945 at Thorn, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 17 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 October, 1944.
1967 Bischoff, HerbertFw1/JG-52 (Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk # Unk "White 9" (lost 8/24/40) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 24 August, 1940 after suffering engine failure and making an emergency landing at Minster Road, Westgate. Added: Not everyone agrees that the primary cause of this loss was engine failure. A claim was made by P/O Dorian George Gribble of RAF No. 54, that while flying a Spitfire, he had shot down the Bf 109 (D.Drury).
1968 Bischoff, HermannUffz2/JG-26Fw 190A-8 (dam.10/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171523 "Black 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 in his "Black 16" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG at nettersheim-St. Vith. As of 1998, his remains have yet to be found. Force landed his damaged A-8 on the Autobahn on 14 October, 1944, after aerial combat with P-38s of 474FG.
1969 Bischoff, OskarUffz10/22/19224/SG-2Fw 190F-8Assault Operational ClaspMIA 19 April, 1945 by Eberswalde, cause unknown. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
1970 Bischoff, OttoOblt9/24/1915Essen6/KG-77 (2/40), SKG-210 (4/41), Stfkpt 4/KG-77 (Med)Do 17 in 39, Bf 110 in SKG-210, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4559 "3Z + JM" (lost 4/2/42)
RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/15/41)
EP(Winter 1940/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 April, 1942 over the sea off Malta, believed to have been sd by a British night fighter. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Karl Eppensteiner, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Kruse, R/O and Ofw Josef Schmidt, Gnr. 225+ combat missions. Alternate spelling: Bischof.
1971 Bischoff, Rolf WaldemarLt3/17/19256Stffüh 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (10/44), Stab III/JG-2 (11/44), Stfkpt 11/JG-2 (12/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-2 (2/45)Fw 190A-7, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 203927 (20% dam 12/17/44, belly land Gross Linden w/injuries), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600658 (lost 2/23/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 February, 1945 in his D-9 during aerial combat with a P-47 by Ingelheim. Among his comrades, they felt he had not been injured in the combat, but may have drowned in the Rheinfischern river. Two known victories, both P-38s (possibly Jim Edmondson) east of Köln-Bonn, 20 October, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 in the Osnabrück area on 8 November, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at Spessart on 18 November, 1944. A 5th & 6th, a P-47 and a P-38 at Roetgen on 18 December, 1944.
1972 Bischoff, WilhelmFw4/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6618 (45% dam 8/30/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with his Observer Lt Gerhard Quaas and two other unnamed crew 30 August, 1942; crashed near Pomeranje after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
1973 Bischoff, WilliOfw9/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360039 "V4 + LT" (lost 7/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). This appears to be Wilhelm, previous record.
1974 Bischolz,Uffz114/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 October, 1944.
1975 Biskup, EmanuelFw2/KG-27He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1976 Biskupski, W.Fw9/KG-27He 111P "1G + EK" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA/POW 14 May, 1940 and crash landing his He 111 in the Brussels area. Source: A. Rosseels.
1977 Bisping, JosephHptm3/22/1913Emsdetten, Westfalen4/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L. (1/39), Kdr EKdo. Bisping (12/44)Ju 88B-0, Ju 88C-7 "K9 + VH", Ar 240 (6/44 Warsaw), Ar 234 Werk # Unk "T9 + HL" (8/44), Ar 234 Werk # Unk "T9 + EH", Ar 234B-2/N Wk# 140145 "SM + FE" Night Fighter Test AC, lost 2/13/45
RK(10/22/41)

, DK-G (?), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 13 February, 1945 when he crashed at Oranienburg airfield due to a servicing error during a night takeoff. Both he and his RO, Hptm Albert Vogl were killed (LOCS & D.Drury). Added: Both the deceased are buried in the War cem., Oranienburg-Lehnitz, Blk 100, Row 1; Bisping in Gr 9, Vogl in Gr 10 (D.Drury).
1978 Bitke,Uffz19/JG-3Bf 109G-6 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Stuttgart on 6 September, 1943.
1979 Bitomsky, Hans JürgenUffz2/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160002 "Red 5" (lost 9/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1943 during aerial combat south of Salerno, over the sea.
1980 Bitsch, EmilHptm6/14/1916Bad Griesbach, Baden108 8/JG-3 (2/42 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (9/42), Stafkpt 8/JG-3 (3/44 Leipheim) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Wk# 13325 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 9/4/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 161139 (lost 3/15/44)
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(8/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1944 in Wk# 161139 in aerial combat with British fighters west of Schijndel, near Volkel Holland. Added: Buried Yssel Z-6-148 (SGLO). Bailed successfully, 4 September, 1942, from Wk# 13325 with slight injures, when hit by Flak at Wertjatschi am Don, NW of Stalingrad. 4 Bombers. Only 4 victories in the West. One known Soviet victory, his 6th, an I-301 on 26 February, 1942. A Pe-2 40 km S of Demjansk on 15 March, 1942. An I-61 30 km S of Staraya Russia on 19 March, 1942. Two Yak-4s NE of Schtschignoye on 24 June, 1942. A triple on 2 July, 1942; two Douglas A-20s and a MiG-3. Two more Douglas A-20s on 4 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 26 July, 1942. A Pe-2 SE of Kalatsch and an Il-2 W of Klatskaya on 31 July, 1942. Two Pe-2s SW of Stalingrad on 7 August, 1942. An R-5 at Stalingrad on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 E of Stalingrad on 28 August, 1942. An Il-2 and two LaGG-3s on 27 April, 1943. A MiG-3 E of Starabelsk on 1 May, 1943. Six Soviet victories on 5 July, 1943. Burial: Block Z, Row 6, Grave 148. Bowers/Lednicer, 108 victories. Photo
1981 Bitter, GerhardLt8/24/192442/ZG-26, 5/JG-27 (11/44)Bf 110G-2, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490440 "Black 10 or 13" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds by bomber return fire on 26 November, 1944 in his G-10; bailed safely (Jager Blatt 5 & 6/2004). One known victory, a B-24 at Insel Langeoog on 20 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at Waddenzee on 22 December, 1943. All four victories were achieved as a destroyer pilot before coming to JG-27 as a young Lt.. May have also served in JG-53.
1982 Bitter, Joachim vonFw8/5/1922Hötensleben10(Jabo)/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5424 (lost 1/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 January, 1943 during aerial combat with a Typhoon of No. 266 Sq., piloted by F/O Small, crashing at sea, 500 yards off Teignmouth, Devon. Body found at Dawlish, 13 January. Buried at Exeter Higher War Graves Cem., Sec ZK, Gr 203. Source: M. Croft.
1983 Bitterlich, KurtOblt2/KG-100He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1984 Bittkau, HelmutOblt10/1/191811I/JG-51Bf 109E & F, Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 23 January, 2004. Magnus Report. Nine of his victories were scored in JG-51, two in another unknown unit (H. Breuer).
1985 Bittkau, KurtWart(?)Stab/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspBittkau appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/8/44 at Rheine, pilot disposition unknown. Need to check the rank...unknown to me! I believe a "Wart" may refer to a Ground Crew member.
1986 Bittner,Uffz12/NJG-2Bf 110C, Ju 88A-4 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory (n.b.), a Blenheim 35 km northwest of Great Yarmouth, 5 May, 1941.
1987 Bittner, Karl HeinzLt17/ZG-26 (4/41), 8/ZG-26 (6/42 Africa)Bf 110C, Bf 110F-2 Werk # 4548 "3U + US" (lost 6/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 1 June, 1942 after taking a direct hit from AA fire during a low level attack west of Tobruck. His gunner, Uffz Zitzmann was also killed. One known victory, a Hurricane in the Desert on 14 April, 1941 (Perry Claims).
1988 Bittner, ManfredFw8/KG-53 (temp assign to TG-30)He 111 Werk # Unk "S3 + AH" (lost 8/22/44) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 21/22 August, 1944 when he crashed at the Creil (Fr) airfield after combat with a British nightfighter. III/KG-53 was flying supply missions for TG-30 at the time. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Fritz Fritsch, Flt Engr and Fw Franz Kordys, Gnr (no mention of observer). Source: Luftwaffe Discussion Forum.
1989 Bittner, OskarUffz10/JG-5 (Altagaard 11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166120 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed his "Yellow 8" at Sagelvvatnet, Balsfjord, Tromso Norway during a transfer flight to Bardufoss on 15 November, 1944, becoming lost due to bad weather . Pilot bailed safely, landing in the Sagelvvatnet Lake and was rescued by two Norwegians . Two others were forced to bail at this time; Ogefr Hans Günther Heep and Ogefr Georg Ecke, both landing in Swedish Lapland. Source: SIG Norway and F. Braun & R. Kull.
1990 Bittrich, JohannesOfwIII/KGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1991 Biwer, KlausLt5/17/1924Cologne14(Jabo)/JG-5Fw 190A-3 Werk #(013) 2102 "Black 3" (lost 5/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22May, 1943 after being hit by flak at Cape Cypnavolsk (Zyp-Nawolok), Norway. Added: He is believed buried in Zyp Russia. The German Graves Commission (VDK) is working with Russian authorities to locate his grave for burial in Germany (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Claus Biewer.
1992 Blaauw,LtII/JG-27Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspMade a force landing after due to engine trouble in the Alexandria area on 9 April, 1942.
1993 Blab, RudolfOfw8/KG-100Do 217M-11 Werk # Unk "6N + AS" (lost 8/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1944 after failing to return from a raid on shipping off St Raphael France. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Werner Lasarzyk, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Funken, R/O and Ogefr Albert Alsleben, Flt Engr.. An Uffz Ludwig Funken listed in the VDK as MIA at Toulouse on 16 August, 1944; an Uffz Werner Lasarzyk MIA at Nice in August 1944 and an Ofw Rudolf Blab MIA in Nice, no date. Source: D.Drury.
1994 Blackert, Dr. WilhelmLt4/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144319 "3E + CM" (lost 10/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 October, 1942; shot down by AA fire from ships in Lowestoft harbor and shore batteries. Crashed at College Farm, Lowestoft, Suffolk. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw M. Smitt, Uffz A. Böhnemann and Uffz H. Mollenhauer.
1995 Bladelli, AlessandroUffzItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana591a, 10o Gruppo, 4o Stormo (Catania 6/41, Fuka 9/42)MC.200 "Red 6", MC.202 I (MM7910) "Red 7" (9/42), Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5 victories.
1996 Blaffert, GünterUffz9/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144551 "3E + FT" (lost 3/27/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW the night of 27/28 March, 1944; While attempting to bomb a factory on the western outskirts of Bristol, he was shot down with wounds by W/Cdr K.M.Hampshire (DSO) and F/O T.Condon in a Mosquito XVII of RAAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Beer, Devon at 23:45 hours. Remaining crew: Ogefr Gerhard Hartung, Obs (KIA, bur CC, Plot 6, Row 12, Gr 247); Ogefr Josef Helm, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Adam Kurz, Gunner (MIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
Cannock Chase
1997 Blaha, KarlUffz41/JGr Süd (8/43), Stab/JG-11 (11/43; 4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5, Bf 109G-6/J Werk # 20017 (lost 4/15/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Harpstedt, Krs. Vechta (Wiegels). One known victory, a B-17 30 km SE of Würzburg on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Loppersum area on 26 November, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 at Schwanewede/Bremen on 29 March, 1944.
1998 Blaich, TheodorMajStab/NSGr-7CR-42
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
DK-G Awards List. Mostly Croat pilots.
1999 Blameuser, JohannFw1/27/1917SolingenStab/StG-1Ju 87B Werk # 5447 "A5 + HA" (lost 9/5/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 5 September, 1940; crashed at Brias/Pas-de-Calais, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Kurt Elsner. Both are buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon, Blk 18, Row 9; Blameuser in Gr 348, Elsner in Gr 346 (D.Drury).
2000 Blanck, GeorgesObltVichy - France5G.C.III/3 (11/42 Oran)D.520
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Victories as high as 13 (H.Breuer)

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