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1901 Raum, HansOblt10/11/192399/NJG-3, 7/NJG-3 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5586 (dam 12/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Hamburg on 12 December, 1943, no mention of crew injuries (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Lancaster at Küstrin on 24 August, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" at Herzen, S of Recklinghausen, on 18 October, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 50 km ENE of Berlin on 23 November, 1943. A double victory on 20 February, 1944; two "4 mot", one 50 km SW of Hannover, the other near Briest. Another double victory, both "4 mot" in the Schweinfurt-Würzburg areas on 24 February, 1944. A Halifax III at Dorf Roth on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Bremerhaven on 13 August, 1944. Magnus Report, 12 victories. Boiten 14 to 17 victories.
1902 Rechenberg, HansLt11/NJG-6Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster SE of Darmstadt on 26 August, 1944.
1903 Rechenberg, HansLt15/JG-1 (1/45)Fw 190A-8 "Black 6", He 162A (lost 4/30/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 April, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 during a delivery flight. He crashed in the Wismar area (L. Wiegels). His first victory, a Spitfire in the Ghent area on 1 January, 1945.
1904 Redlich, Hans JoachimOblt12/9/191831/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 11/12 January, 1942 5 km east of the St Trond airfield, cause not given. Source: T. Boiten. Buried Lommel, Block 21, Grave 281 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
1905 Regenauer, Hans-WernerOblt12/JG-26 (9/39)Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
POW 12 August, 1940 after being shot down over Folkestone by a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. This was his 1st combat mission, and he was rescued by a British ship after seven hours in the Channel. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. into the channel off Folkestone on 12 August, 1940.
1906 Regner, HansLt9/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8379 "Yellow 4" (lost 1/25/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 January, 1942 after making a force landing at Isjum after sustaining engine damage.
1907 Rehfuss, HansHptm2/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144602 "3E + HK" (lost 7/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 25 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1908 Reichmann, HansLt2(F)/Ob.d.L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1195 "T5 + AM" (lost 2/22/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA at Stalingrad 22 February, 1942, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Shot down by a Soviet fighter on a mission to Stalingrad. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Martin Paul Karl Hartmann, Obs; Gefr Siegfried Bamessel, R/O and Gefr Heinrich Heilemann, Gnr. Fw Hartmann and Gefr Heilemann are the only names found on the VDK database, and are commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rossoschka, near Volgograd (D.Drury). NOTE: Wk# 1195, previously in another Recon Unit (pilot Fw Werner Hahne, 27 July, 1941), seems to be a recording error. Two Ju88D-1's with the same Werk # highly irregular.
1909 Reicke, Hans WilliamHptm611/KG-40 (2/ZG-1) in 9/42, 14 KG-40 (1/43)Bf 109F (Escort for Fw 200) or Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, shared with Horst Hissbach, a Sunderland at Map Quadrant 14 West N/7512 on 1 September, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington on 1 November, 1942. Another, a Whitley on 30 November, 1942. A 4th, a Beaufighter on 30 January, 1943. A 5th and 6th, both Beaufighters shared with Heuer and Heicke on 30 January, 1943.
1910 Reier, HansFw1/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4052 "3U + FH" (lost 8/19/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1941 after making a forced landing at Noossimino. His unnamed gunner returned. Bf 110 Loss List
1911 Reiff, HansFhjOfw2/10/1922Geroldsgrün54 8/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 2/JG-3 (11/43 Lille-Vendeville), 2/JG-3 (12/44 Paderborn) Bf 109F in S.U., Bf 109G-6 Wk# 410268 "Black 3" crash 11/11/43 Holland), Bf 109G-10 Wk# 490372 "Blk 3" (lost 12/2/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(11/11/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG at Hachborn, buried Marburg. WIA 11 November, 1943 during aerial combat opposing B-17s, crashing at Oudeenhoorn-Tonge Holland. His first known Soviet victory, two MiG-1s 10 km E of Volchansk on 20 May, 1942. A Yak-4 on 30 June. Two Yak-4s on 9 July. An R-10 on 11 July. A P-2 on 26 July. A LaGG-3 SW of Kalatsch on 29 July. An R-5 SW of Achtuba on 24 August. Two Il-2s on 30 August; one E of Tundutov, the other N of Sarepta. A MiG-3 on 31 August. A MiG-3 18 km NW of Stalingrad on 3 September. A MiG-3 5 km N of Lloninskaya on 4 September. A Pe-2 3 km E of Antipovka on 14 September. A MiG-3 1 km NW of Bhf. Kotluban on 22 September. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 in the Kotluban area on 30 September. A LaGG-3 5 km NE of Stalingrad on 5 October. A LaGG-3 5 km S of Solodinski on 6 October. A MiG-1 5 km N of Kasputin Yar. on 30 October. Two MiG-3s 5 km E of Krassnoye-Chuduk on 6 November. Two Il-2s and a Pe-2 in the Pitomnik/Kalatsch areas on 27 December. A MiG-3 50 km N of Morosowskaya on 31 December. An Il-2 1 km N of Baranensk on 26 February, 1943. His 47th & 48th, a MiG-3 and an A-20 on 1 April, 1943. No 51, a P-39 on 15 April, 1943. Two Il-2s on 1 May, 1943.
1912 Reim, HansOfw2(F)/Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L. Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1261 "T5 + DM" (lost 3/26/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 26 March, 1942; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission between Bataisk and Olevskaya, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Peter Pelzer, Obs; Fw Heinrich Rahlke, R/O and Gefr Matthias Hoffmann, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Rein.
1913 Reimann, HansOfw7/ZG-26 (Africa)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3884 "3U + ZR" (lost 4/16/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 16 April, 1941 while on an escort mission, cause unknown. His unnamed R/O KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1914 Reinartz, HansUffz3JG-105, 6/JG-300 (7/44), 8/JG-300Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 5" (lost 7/25/44 at Raffelding)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 July, 1944 during aerial combat and made a force landing at Raffelding (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 in the Linz area on 25 July, 1944, the same day his A-8 was listed as "lost".
1915 Reindel, BernhardUffz9/15/1918Nova Europa, Brazil1/NJG-6 Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4616 (lost 8/17/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Echsel, buried at Gera. His R/O Uffz Fritz Hans Schumann (6/4/1921 Göthewitz/Weissenfels), also KIA, buried at Zeitz.
1916 Reinert, Ernst Wilhelm 'Erwi'Oblt2/2/1919Köln Lindenthal1744/JG-77 (1/43), 6/JG-77 (4/43), Stafkpt 1 & 3/JG-77, Stafkpt 14/JG-27, Kdr IV/JG-27 (1/45), III/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109E-3 "White 12" Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13117 (lost 7/14/42, coll w/ Erwin Clausen), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13137 (lost 7/23/42 downed by a Pe-2), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8280 (lost 7/26/42; crash due to tech prob), Bf 109G-2 "White 10" in 4/JG-77, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 7 + -" (4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20380 "White 1" (8/13/43), Bf 109K-4, Me 262 in JG-7 RK(7/1/42)-S(1/30/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)
EP(2/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
2 Bombers. EL conferred 6 October, 1942. 103 victories in the East. His first victory came on 8 August, 1941, shortly after joining 4/JG-77 in N. Africa. Downed three Soviet fighters on 19 March, 1942 in the Kerch Peninsula. His 50th victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 9 June, 1942. His 65th, a Yak-4 on 11 July, 1942. His 80th, a Pe-2 on 19 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 September, 1942. By the end of 1942, he had scored over 100 victories. 51 victories in North Africa. On 13 August, 1943 he was shot down by a P-40 after his 158-160 victories over Italy and made a water landing and was rescued. 20 victories in the West. His 169th victory, a P-51 W of Caen on 27 June, 1944. His 172nd, a P-51 NE of Leipzig on 2 November, 1944. 715 combat missions. In addition, 16 AC destroyed on the ground and 10 Tanks. Deceased 5 September, 2007. Photo


Ernst Reinert (L) Maximilian Volke (R) by Hans-Joachim Marseille's Kübelwagen 'Otto' April 1943

1917 Reinhardt, EmilOfw36/JG-51Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 March, 1945, crashing near Stuhlweissenburg (Heinrich Breuer). One known victory, a B-17 southwest of Wiener Neustadt, 2 November, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at Arangyelovatz Romania on 6 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Reinhart. Bowers/Lednicer identify an Emil Reinhard with 42 victories. I believe these victories to be attributed to Hans Günther Reinhardt, next record.
1918 Reinhardt, Hans GüntherOfw443/JG-54 (4/42 S.U.), 1/JG-54 (S.U.), Stab/JG-1 (9/43)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 8630 "White ?" in JG-54 (80% dam 7/30/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550733 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (10/8/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 October, 1943 in aerial combat with a P-47 at Dielingen, after his 44th victory. He was flying an Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550733. Another source suggests he made an emergency landing this date, after ramming a B-17. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 25 April, 1942. A Pe-2 on 13 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 June, 1942. Wounded 30 July, 1942 over Valeamatka, the AC sustaining 80% damage while in JG-54. Two LaGG-3s on 30 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. Two Il-2s and an I-16 on 12 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 23 January, 1943. An I-16 on 24 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. A P-39 on 21 February, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and a Yak-1 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-3, a LaGG-5 and three Il-2s on 7 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 16 march, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 (n.L.) on 27 September, 1943. His 44th victory was a B-17.
1919 Reinisch, HansUffz10/3/19212/NJG-3Bf 110 Werk # 720224 "D5 + CK" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 July, 1944 crashing near Herentals Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 51/417. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
1920 Reis, Hans JürgenFw8/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144400 "3E + BS" (lost 3/24/43)Bomber Operational Clasp in SilverCrashed somewhere on British soil in this AC on the night of 24-25 March, 1943, cause unknown, all crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List). This appears to be the same person as Reiss, Hans Jürgen, below.
1921 Reiser, HansLt44/JG-3 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20131 "White 8 + -" (lost 7/10/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA10 July, 1943, cause and location unknown (Magnus). His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 8 May, 1943. Three Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. Magnus, 7 victories.
1922 Reiss, HansObltStfkpt 3/KG-2 (6/42)Do 217 E-4Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot in 1941-1942. Injured in a takeoff crash at Evreux-Fauville on the night of 27/28 June, 1942. Target: Weston-s-Mare. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1923 Reiss, Hans JurgenUffzIII/LG-1, III/KG-6 (10/42)Ju 88ABomber Operational Clasp in SilverInformation found on his Pilot Badge Document and Bomber Clasp Documents for both Bronze and Silver clasps. See Reis, Hans Jürgen, above.
1924 Reithner, HansUffzErg./JG-27 (Aalborg)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3200 (65% damaged)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in a takeoff accident on 13 December, 1941 at the Aalborg airfield. He collided with another Bf 109E-4, Werk # 5010, 35% damaged and the unnamed pilot was uninjured. Reithner was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 15 December, 1941. Source: Air War over Denmark.
1925 Reitmaier, HeinzFwFw 58C "NG + EQ"Transport Operational ClaspOn a flight from Bergen to Trondheim, Reitmaier and Uffz Hans Egger had to make a forced landing in Sweden on 3 March, 1942, after combined compass error and bad weather caused it to run out of fuel. Egger is believed to be the passenger although the pilot was not positively identified by the author. Both were unhurt in the landing and were permitted to return to Trondheim. The AC was dismantled and returned to Norway on 22 March, 1942. Source: B.Widfeldt
1926 Remberg, HansLtStab II/KG-54 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2205 "B3 + BC" (lost 9/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 September, 1941, cause unknown.
1927 Remmer, Hans "Bubi"Hptm8/17/1920Freiburg Breisgau27Erg/JG-27 (1/41), 1/JG-27 (6/41 N.Africa), Stfkpt 1/JG-27 (12/41), Kdr I/JG-27 (6/43)Bf 109F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 140138 (lost 11/2/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411915 "Wh 1"(lost 4/2/44) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/27/43)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 April, 1944 in "White 1" west of Graz after attacking four B-24 bombers, and being forced to bale out after a P-38 attack, falling to his death when his chute failed. Shot down with wounds 2 November, 1943 in Wk# 140138 by B-24 return fire near Neufeld. 14 victories in the Desert, all victories in the West, including 9 heavy bombers. His first victory, a Buffalo east of Sollum on 18 June, 1941. A P-40 near Benghazi on 20 December, 1941. His 10th victory was a Blenheim IV southeast of Abu Dweis on 10 August, 1942. His 18th, a B-17 at Leinergersdorf, south of Boon, on 12 August, 1943. His 19th, a B-24 35 km SSW of Weiner Neustadt on 1 October, 1943. His 20th, a B-24 Sw of Sankt Pölten (Bayern) on 22 February, 1944. His 23rd and 24th, both B-17s; an (HSS) "JJ-4" at St Viet and a 2nd, 7 minutes later, at Mauterndorf-Tamsweg His 25th, later that same day, a P-38 "GJ", no location. His 27th, and last (the same day of his death), a B-24 at Graz-Jüdenburg on 2 April, 1944.
1928 Renner, HartmutOfhr4/12/1924III/KG(J)-27 (Wels)Fw 190A-9 Werk # 207185 (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 February, 1945 in a collision with another A-9, Wk# 205901, piloted by Fw Hans Proske (KIC), south of Gunskirchen. Renner buried in the War Graves Cemetery at Wels, Row 1, Grave 34C. Proske buried in Grave 37C. Source: Fritz Braun & Chronik KG-27.
1929 Renzow, Hans Werner HannesLt238/JG-77 (11/42), III/JG-77 (4/44), Stab III/JG-77 (4/44 Romania), 10/JG-77 (12/44)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161709 "Black 16" (15% dam 4/4/44; crahed at Mizil, hit by enemy fire, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412303 "Black - < +" (lost 5/13/44; WIA, combat with a P-51 SE of Ploiesti, bailed safely)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, while in 8 Staffel, was a P-40 on 4 November, 1942 in Africa. His 2nd, also in 8 staffel, was a B-24 in n. Africa on 15 November, 1942. His 3rd, a P-40 on 15 February, 1943. His 4th, a Spitfire on 22 March, 1943. His 5th, a P 40E over Sardinia on 30 July, 1943. A B-24 in the Balkans on 5 April, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 on 24 April, 1944, no location. His 10th, a P-38 in the Ploesti area on 31 May, 1944. His 13th, a B-17 on 23 June, 1944, no location. His 14th & 15th, both P-47s in the Westerwald area on 23 December, 1944. Nos. 16 & 17, a Boston and an Il-2 on 17 February, 1945. Nos. 18 & 19, an La-7 and an Il-2 on 20 February, 1945. His 20th, a Pe-2 on 22 February, 1945. Nos. 21 & 22, both Soviet Bostons on 23 February, 1945. His 23rd, an Il-2 on 16 March, 1945.
1930 Rettensteiner, HansOfwNSGr-8 (Reich Def Ost)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 131091 (lost 3/1/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. He and his R/O, Uffz Ludwig Dehmer MIA 1 March, 1945 in the Görlitz area, cause unknown. Ju 87 Loss List
1931 Rettig, Hans JoachimLt25/ZG-26 (12/43)Me 110 Werk # Unk "Blk 3U + 10" (lost 12/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 20 December, 1943; sd during aerial combat in the vicinity of Wesermunde-Cuxhaven (LOCS). One known victory, a B-17 at Overijse, SE of Brüssel, on 1 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Dornum, N of Aurich on 11 December, 1943.
1932 Reuter, HansLt19/JG-11 (7/43 Oldenburg)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15613 "ST + QP" (lost 7/28/43), Fw 190A-8 WerK 960213 "Blue 9" (lost 10/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot injured 22 October, 1944 when he bailed from his A-8 Miroslawiec area due to a technical fault. WIA 28 July, 1943 during aerial combat, B-17 return fire, at Löhne/Obernbeck. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Bischbrunn, SE of Aschaffenburg on 14 October, 1943.
1933 Reuter, HansOblt3/Versuchs - verband -OKLJu 388L-0 Werk # 300295 "T9 + DL" (lost 10/5/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 5 October, 1944; crashed in the Oranienburg area, unknown cause. Remaining crew (KIC): Civilian Obs, Kurt Heintz and R/O Ofw Heinz Runkel. All three were buried at Lehnitz.
1934 Reymann, Hans JoachimLt2/14/1921Stabs Staffel/KG-76 (9/42), III/KG-76 (6/43), Stfkpt 11/KG-76 (10/44), Stfkpt 8,10,& 11 (Erg's)/KG-1 (during 1945)Ju 88A-4 & Ju 88C-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/25/42)

EP (1/25/42), EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
1935 Richter, GüntherLt11/19/1922WittenburgNJG-101 (6/43), 10/NJG-6 (12/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180575 "2Z + CU" (lost 12/31/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 31 December, 1944; shot down by flak in the Bastogne area. Source: A. Rosseels. Most likely crashed in Luxembourg, possibly near the site of the Hans Jagusch crash. Source: Martin Fechner.
1936 Richter, HansLt12/17/1916Dessau228/JG-27 (8/40) (9/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6378 "Black ?" (lost 9/11/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 September, 1941 in aerial combat with a Soviet I-16. He radioed that his engine was hit and he was making a force landing. The crippled Bf 109 caught some treetops near Tosno and burst into flames, killing him instantly. His 3rd victory, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 5, 6 & 7, all three SB-2s SE of Grodno on 24 June, 1941. His 22nd, and last victory, a DB-3 NE of Tosno on 11 September, 1941, the date he was KIA. Added: He is probably buried in the German War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia, among the unknowns, as all the remains transferred there by the VDK could be identified (D.Drury).
1937 Richter, HansFw21& 2/JG-1Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-45 west of Maastricht, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim in the Hasselt area, 12 May, 1940.
1938 Richter, HansFw3/JG-77 (Dortmund)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512339 "Yellow 11" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 near Dümpelfeld/Ahr, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). MIA per Lost Aircraft Report.
1939 Richter, HansLt3/ZG-26 (S.U.), 2/ZG-26 (11/41)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4075 "3U + AL" (lost 9/23/41), Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk "3U + DB" (lost 11/18 41)Wound Badge (9/23/41), Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 23 September, 1941 during aerial combat at Kolobowa, unnamed R/O returned. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Lt Richter also returned. He was KIA 18 November, 1941; his ac reported crashed at Seligenstadt, cause not reported (LOCS).
1940 Richter, HansOblt3/KG-51 (S.U.), 7/KG-51 (9/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144120 "9K + AD" (lost 9/17/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew after crash landing in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3082 near Stalingrad after engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Heinz Paschen, Obs; Uffz Helmut Oehm, R/O and Ogefr Alfons Albers, Gnr (Sergey).
1941 Richter, HansUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 87G-1 Werk # 110849? (60 % dam 10/28/43)Pilot BadgeKIC at Beuthen 28 October, 1943; emergency landing due to engine trouble while on a delivery flight. His unnamed Gnr uninjured.
1942 Richter, HeinzFhr1(Erg)/JG-26Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1150 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 15 November, 1940 when he collided with Oblt Hans Otto while on a patrol off Dunkirk. Both parachuted but Richter drowned, while Otto was rescued. His AC crashed at Grand-Fort-Philippe, France (D.Drury).
1943 Richter, HeinzFwII/KG-76Ju 88A-5 Werk # 241 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC the night of 16/17 March, 1941; Crashed near Le Harve soon after takeoff. Remaining crew (all KIC): Ofw Dietrich Mertens, Observer; Fw Rudolf Bloch, R/O and Fw Hans Gorke, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
1944 Rieckhoff, Hans JürgenObstLuftflotte II (5/40)Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspHe was the pilot who tried to alert the German bombers that Rotterdam had surrendered, and to return without bombing the capital. His effort failed.
1945 Riedel, Hans ChristianLt7/30/1923Braunschweig187/JG-77 (5/44; 7/44 Romania), 10/JG-77 (8/44 Hungary)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163092 "White 1" (lost 7/4/44; injured after combat with a P-51 at Barsoiol, bailed safely), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165866 "White 8" (lost 9/3/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 SW of Deutsch-Budak (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Balkans on 5 May, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (w.b.) on 11 June, 1944, no location over Romania. His 2nd per OKL, a B-24 (HSS) W of Bucharest on 28 June, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 3 July, 1944. His 4th, a P-38 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. His 5th & 6th, both P-51s over the Balkans on 31 July, 1944. His 7th, a Mosquito at Liegplatz: Mizil-Rum on 3 August, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 at Mizil-Rum on 4 August, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 in the Balkans on 10 August, 1944. His 10th, a P-51 in the Balkans on 17 August, 1944. His 11th & 12th, both Yak 9s over Rumania on 20 August, 1944. His 13th, a Yak 9 over Rumania on 21 August, 1944. His 14th & 15th, both Rumanian Bf 109s over Rumania on 24 August, 1944. Nos. 16, 17 & 18, all Yak-9s on 22 August, 1944. LOCS suggests only 6 victories.
1946 Riedel, Hans JoachimOfw5/15/192232/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/13/44 at Bernheim), Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/27/44 near Tütleben/Gotha)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oerational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid. It has been reported that he was shot in his chute. WIA 13 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Bernheim; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 NE of Linz on 25 July, 1944. Another victory over Austria, a B-17 (HSS) on 26 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 N of Naumbergon 28 July, 1944.
1947 Riedel, JosefHptm1/31/19099/KG-27 (8/40)He 111P (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1940 after being shot down by Spitfires of RAF No.92 Sq, during a bombing raid over West Country. The AC crashed at 18:00 hours into the sea at Bridgewater Bay, between Barry and Steep Holm Island. Remaining crew: Uffz Adelhard Witt, Observer (MIA); Fw Ernst Haumann, Mech (MIA); Gefr Emil Wolf, Gunner (MIA) and Uffz Hans Dolata, R/O (KIA). Dollata's body washed ashore at Portishead on 12 September, 1940, and he is buried at Weston-sur-Mare Cemetery, Sec Y, Gr 240. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Lt Riedel (KIA) and also buried at Weston-sur-Mare Cemetery (LOCS)
1948 Riedel, KurtOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115B/C Werk # 1864 "K6 + EH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 24 January, 1943 after attacking Convoy JW52 in the Barentsee at Map Quadrant 27 East/7435. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Hans Georg Schmidt, Observer and Uffz Hans Joachim Gottlieb, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
1949 Rieder, Hans PaulUffz5/15/1920FreiburgErg/JGr West, 5/JG-26 (joins 7 Aug.,42)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 22120 "Black 9" (lost 8/19/42)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 19 August, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires at Dieppe/St. Valery. This was his 1st combat mission. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/10/384 (Rosseels).
1950 Riedmayer, RolandUffz1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430597 (lost 12/22/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 22 December, 1943; crashed into the North Sea at Map Quadrant 06 East/3045 due to engine trouble.Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Hans Weber, Observer; Uffz Hans Peters, R/O and Fw Gottfriewd Friedrich, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1951 Riegel, HansOblt27/JG-53 (9/39), Stfkpt 7/JG-53 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-3 (damaged 2/40), Bf 109E-3 (lost 3/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1216 (lost 9/6/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 September, 1940 after aerial combat with a Spitfire near Tilbury England. Uninjured in a "Kopfstand" on 23 February, 1940 at Trier, most likely a poor landing (Prien). Shot down a 2nd time without wounds by cannon fire southwest of Saarbrücken on 25 March, 1940 (Prien). One known "damage" claim, a Motane 406 east of Paris, 21 May, 1940. His first victory, a Bloch 151 3 km southeast of Soissons, 6 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Bloch 151 at Reims, 11 June, 1940.
1952 Rieger, AlfonsUffz8/KG-3He 111H Werk # 8269 "5K + FS" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 30 July, 1944; shot down by flak at Het Zwin, between Cadzand and Knokke. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Noreike (WIA), Obs; Gefr Hans Grundler (MIA), R/O; Gefr Egid Pollinger (WIA), Gunner and Ogefr Waldermar Lahn (MIA), Gunner. Wings to Victory
1953 Rieger, HelmutLt5/12/19192/KG-76Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2407 "F1 + HK" (lost 7/3/41)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 3 July, 1941 due to an nknown cause at location Smiani (Latvia?), which is 35km W of Ostrov, Pskov Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Petzold, Obs (WIA); Uffz Walter Löhr, R/O (WIA) and Fw Anton Stern, Gnr (KIA). The wounded all returned. Anton Stern's original grave is at Rezekne Latvia, and the VDK has not yet transferred his remains to a military cemetery. He is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Riga Beberbeki, Latvia (D.Drury).
1954 Rieken, Hans HeinrichGefr49/JG-3 (2/42 S.U.), 7/JG-3 (5/42)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13224 "White 2 + I" (lost 5/23/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 May, 1942; Combat with an IL-2, 5 km northeast of Veseloye. Mombeek MIA List. His first victory, a Soviet U-2 on 28 February, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1942. A 3rd & 4th, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 23 May, 1942. Alternate spelling: Rieven (which seems incorrect since all victories Rieken).
1955 Riekesmann, HansFwJG-1Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters. Jager Blatt 5/2001.
1956 Riemann, HansOfw6/30/19142/Fl.ü.G.-1 (Zerbst)Me 262A-1 (lost 4/11/45)Liason Operational Clasp(?)KIA 11 April, 1945; sd by fightersat Ilmenau during a delivery flight, buried Wald by Möhrenbach.
1957 Ries, HansOblt2/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # xxx249 (lost 11/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 November, 1944 at Dönitz while on a delivery flight (JG-6 List)
1958 Ries, HansOblt3/2/1908Mannheim9/StG-1 (Med)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5864 "J9 + YL" (lost 3/23/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 March, 1941 after being hit by flak at Valletta. His unnamed R/O KIA. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Pilot buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
1959 Riess, HansGefr12/JG-3Bf 109G-14 Werk# 464117 "Blue 12 + I"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 December, 1944; Combat with a P-38 and a P-47 southwest of Bonn. Mombeek MIA List.
1960 Riewe, HansGefr1(H)/14 (Pz) (2/40)Hs 126Observer Operational ClaspReported to have been a pilot serving in this unit in February of 1940, no further detail (D.Drury).
1961 Riha, HansLt1 & 3/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 (Trop) Werk # 5615 "L1 + RL" (lost 5/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA with unnamed crew at Hanniszia on 26 May, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
1962 Rimarski, Hans JoachimLt1Stab II/JG-2 (7/43), 5/JG-2 (7/43 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19875 "White 28 + -" (lost 8/19/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1943; emergency take-off, combat with a B-26 at Epinay (Mombeek). One known victory, a Spitfire at Bourneville on 14 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Remarkski (Mombeek MIA detail).
1963 Rink, Friedel HeinzUffz6/22/1922Hartenrod14/JG-53 (Echterdingen)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461466 (lost 2/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 February, 1945 after aerial combat with a P-47 at Kornwestheim, bailed safely but was reported shot in his chute. Added: VDK burial reported in the War Cem, Kornwestheim, Plot II, Row D. Gr 20b (courtesy Hans Dieter Zemke + photo).
1964 Risse, HansFwFFS Arnöye (Denmark)Bu 181C Werk # 502174 "VN + NP" "White 44" (interned in Sweden)Pilot BadgeCarefully planned defection by Risse and two companions, Gefr Franz Bruning and Gefr Valter Veith. Risse landed at Bulltofta airfield the morning of 24 March, 1945 at 0558. Source: B.Widfeldt.
1965 Ritter, Hans JoachimMajKdr IV/KG-51 (2/42), Kdr I/KG-51 (10/42)Ju 88ABomber Operational Clasp
1966 Röbbing, HansOblt6/15/19205/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk # 4869 "1G + MN" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 15 January, 1943 after being shot down by fighters near Rubeshnyj during the Stalingrad airlift. Source: DK-G Awards List & D. Stankey.
1967 Robel, HansLtIII/StG-151 (Yugoslavia)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1135 (lost 9/24/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 September, 1943 after being hit by flak, crashing at Trilj Yugoslavia. His unnamed R/O reported OK. Source: Yugo Crashes-Shrani.
1968 Röber, ErnstUffz8/LG-1 (Sola, Stavanger)Ju 88A-1 "L1 + FS" (lost 4/23/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 April, 1940; sd by AA fire from HMZ "Curacoa" and had to make a force landing at Breivikskaret. Remaining crew: Uffz Otto Horns (POW), Uffz Hermann Schmidt (POW) and Uffz Hans Mahnke (fatally injured in the crash, died later at Ingridsaeter, bur Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
1969 Röch, HansFw3(F)/11 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2332 "6M + ML" (lost 7/21/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 July, 1941 at Talnoje, his Obs, Lt Hans Wallat also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1970 Rode, Hans JoachimUffz17/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682032 "Yellow 3" (lost 10/6/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Köritz (JG-4 List). One known victory, a B-24 (HSS) 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944.
1971 Rode, HelmutFw1(F)/130BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311024 "8L + EL" (80% damaged)Observer Operational ClaspWIA 22 August, 1943; post operation landing accident at Trondheim Norway. Remaining crew (all WIA): Lt Otto Moser, Observer; Uffz Erich Richter, R/O; Ogefr Werner Stauder, Gunner and Uffz Hans Krolls, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
1972 Rödel,LtI/JG-21 (9/39 Rostkau, later redesignated III/JG-54)Bf 109D & E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pictured with Hans E. Bob. He was among the first group to receive the EK 2, on 17 September, 1939.
1973 Röder, HansUffzNSGr unitJu 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
1974 Röder, HansUffz1/23/19222/ZG-1 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750441 "2N + CK" (lost 6/7/44) Destroyer Operational Clasp MIA 7 June, 1944 after his ac was hit by flak and crashed near Caen. Remaining crew: Gefr Lothar Schirmacher, Obs (KIA) and Uffz Heinrich Heymann, R/O (POW). Gefr Schirmacher buried in Ryes War Cem. at Bazenville, France, Blk 12, Row E, Gr 13. (D.Drury).
1975 Röderer, HansOblt14/NJG-1, Stab I/NJG-1 (10/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hampden of RAF No. 44 Sq. at Waasmunster, 7 km east northeast of Lokeren on 13 October, 1941.
1976 Röders, Hans Carl Oblt8Flt Instr at Werneuchen (8/39), 9/JG-2 (5/40 Channel), Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (6/41)He 51, Bf 109E "Yellow 1" & "Yellow 3 in 40, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6764 "Brown 1 + I" (lost 6/23/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1941; Failed to return from a mission in "Brown 1" over the Channel. Found 27 June, 1941. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 north of Reims, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 12 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Weymouth on 25 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Yeovil on 30 September, 1940. On 17 June, 1941, he downed two Hurricanes, however, no location given.
1977 Rödlich, HansLt1Stab/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) SW of Wiener-Neustadt on 23 April, 1944.
1978 Roehrig, HansHptm11/4/1919Hindenburg Oberschlesien753/EKdo 210 (9/40), 3/JG-53 (5/41S.U. & Malta), Stfkpt 9/JG-53 (11/42 Med)Bf 210, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6726 (WIA 7/4/41) & Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10234 "Yellow 4" (WIA 6/30/42), both in 3/JG-53; Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13480 (lost 8/6/42), Bf 109G-4/R6/Trop Wk # 15063 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 7/13/43) in 9 Staffel RK(10/2/42)
EP(10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 July, 1943 over the Straits of Messina after aerial combat in "Yellow 5" with Spitfires near Catania Plains escorting Ju 52s on a para drop. Shot down and bailed successfully on 6 August, 1942, in Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13480 during aerial combat with Soviet fighters. 50 victories in the East, many multiple victories. His 9th, a Soviet I-61 on 5 June, 1942. His 10th & 11th, two Il-2s on 31 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Stalingrad on 13 August, 1942. Two I-180s on 20 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2, a Yak-1 and a U-2 on 8 September, 1942. Three Il-2s on 9 September, 1942. Four Yak-1s on 19 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s, a P-40 and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. Many Soviet multiples! His 57th & 58th victories, two Spitfires in Africa on 12 October, 1942. Another known Spitfire 50 km south of Corro on 28 January, 1943. His victory count may be 80, as he reportedly downed five AC while serving in Erpr.Gr 210. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories.
1979 Roesch, RudolfHptm2/22/1920Munich III/KG-51 (11/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/KG-51 (6/43), Stfkpt 2/KG-51 (3/44 France), 3/KG-51 (10/44 Rheine) Ju 88A, Me 410A, Me 262A-2a Werk # 170122 "9K + KL" (lost 11/28/44) RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 28 November, 1944 after being hit by AA fire over Nijmegen Holland while on a weather reconnaissance flight. After he and his wingman, Uffz Hans Meyer bombed Helmond (Netherlands), Meyer returned to base w/o Roesch. The British found Roesch's ac, but he is still MIA in the Helmond area. 450 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book. Alternate spelling: Rösch.
1980 Rohde, HansFwFl.ü.G.-1Fw 190A Werk # 580197 (10% dam 4/13/44)Pilot BdgePilot reported killed while making a delivery flight 13 April, 1944 when he overturned on landing at the Craiova Rom. airfied.
1981 Rohr, WalterLt3(F)/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430137 "T5 + CL" (lost 12/19/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Hans Kopp and two other unnamed crew at Kantemiravka, Voronezh Oblast, Russia, 19 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA, desig unk): Uffz Rudolf Balz and Uffz Franz Wagner (D.Drury).
1982 Röhrich, HansUffz5/JG-77 (9/44 Werl) Bf 109G-6 Werk# 163506 (lost 9/27/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 27 September, 1944; Aerial combat in his G-6, crashing at Lobith Holland (DeSwart & Karl Lusink), near Arnhem. Mombeek MIA List. The Dutch Report identifies the Wk# as 163506. Update: Röhrich (Rörich, according to the name on the grave) is buried in the cemetery at Emmerich Germany, Grave C-5-64.
1983 Röhrig, HansLt3/JG-53 (7/41 Miropol S.U.; 4/42 Gela)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6726(no dam report), Bf 109F-4 (Trop) EK 2
Wound Badge(7/4/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 4 July, 1941 when his Wk# 6726 cartwheeled during takeoff at Hostynne. Source: Jochen Prien. This is most likely Hans Roehrig, 75 victory Ace.
1984 Rohrlack, Hans JoachimUffz28/JG-27 (9/42)Bf 109F & G (Trop) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire V south southwest of El Alamein on 2 October, 1942. Another known victory, a P-40 of RAF No. 112 Sq., piloted by P/O Wiley (POW), 30 km south of El-Hammam on 7 October, 1942.
1985 Rökker, HeinzHptm10/19/1920Oldenburg i.O.641/NJG-2 (5/42), 2/NJG-1, Stafkpt 2/NJG-2 (5/44)He 51, Bf 110C, Ju 88C-2 "R4 + CK" (42), Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360002 "R4 + PL" (lost 6/29/42, pilot WIA by enemy fire), Ju 88C-6 "R4 + FR" (8/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk# 5664, Ju 88G-6 "4R + CK" in 2/NJG-2 RK(7/27/44)-EL(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/44)
EP(6/12/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
55 bombers. The He 51 was an Elem Trainer at Neubiberg, 1941. Other crewmembers: Carlos Nugent, Search Radar Oper.; Hans-Heinz Mattur, RO; and Friedrich Wefelmeier, Observer. Rökker crashed his Ju 88 Werk# 5664 at Catania, Sicily. His Observer at the time was Georg Frieben. His 25th victory, a "4 mot" 40 km NW of Brussels on 12 May, 1944. He scored 6 victories on the night of 7 June, 1944 in the Caen area. A double victory on 26 July, 1944, both "4 mots"; one near Romilly, the other NW of Chateaudun. A quad victory on 4 November, 1944; all "4 mots" while opposing the Bochum-Dortmund Raid. His 46th victory, a Lancaster SE of Gelden on 1 January, 1945. Three Lancasters in the Krefeld/Geldern area on 3 February, 1945. On 21 February, 1945 he had six Night victories, all Lancasters in the Eindhoven area. His last victories, nos. 61 to 64, two "4 mots" N of Düsseldorf, a "2 mot and a Mosquito in the St Trond/Eindhoven area on 15 March, 1945. 161 combat missions. 5 victories in the Desert. One Day victory. Bowers/Lednicer, 64 victories. Photo
1986 Roloff, HansLt1/3/1921Lindau1(F)/123 (Paris-Buc Fr.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1690 "4U + ??" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 22 August, 1942 when he crashed in Chaville France returning from a reconnaissance mission over western England. The cause was not determined and the entire crew were killed. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Helmut Schlegel, Observer; Gefr Gottfried Wannske, R/O and Uffz Wolfgang Bischoff. Added: the deceased are buried in the Versailles War Cem., Row M: Roloff Gr 22, Schlegel Gr 23 Wannske Gr 24 and Bischoff Gr 25 (D.Drury).
1987 Rominski, HansUffzI/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110283 (lost 7/18/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 18 July, 1943 SE of Medwedki due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
1988 Rösch, FranzFw11/19/1910Plauen1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430670 "A6 + CH" (lost 7/8/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 8 July, 1943; failed to return from a Shetland operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Heinrich Geist, Observer; Uffz Hans Gülikers, R/O and Uffz Klaus von Allwörden, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Rösch. Added: sd by a British Martin of No.801 Sq. and crashed north of the Shetland Islands (Observer Loss List).
1989 Roscher, HansOfhr1/JG-4 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410554 "White 4" (dam 2/15/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 13036x "White 7" (lost 1/30/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 January, 1945, cause and location not reported. WIA 15 February, 1944 aerial combat at Nettuno (JG-4 List).
1990 Rose, HansOblt3/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # 0057 "F8 + AL" (lost 8/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 15 August, 1941, no location, with Lt von Körber and remaining crew (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer).
1991 Rose, Hans JoachimUffz9/JG-6 (1/45 Bissel)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785763 "White 4" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945; Shot down during aerial combat with Tempests and Spitfires. On his way home, his engine sputtered and he was forced to make a crash landing west of Groeningen, northeast of Overloon, some 5 miles east of Volkel, his target of the day.
1992 Rösen, HansLtII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170976 "Black 1" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 17 August, 1944 during a strafing mission against American tank formations between Chartres and Dreux. His "Black 1" crashed after being hit by ground fire.
1993 Rosenboom, Hans FolkertOblt53/JG-1 (9/39), 9/JG-27 (6/40), 3/JG-1 (8/40)Bf 109D & E-7 in 39, Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1940 in a low-level collision east of the Isle of Wight (Stankey). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Fürstenau, northwest of Osnabrück, 16 October, 1939. His 2nd, 3rd & 4th, all LeO-451s at Roye, 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 10 km N of Cherbourg on 17 July, 1940.
1994 Rosenkranz, HansLt9/28/1913Stuttgart3/ZG-2Bf 110 (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIFA 26 May, 1940 when he struck a Ju 52 during a landing in a crosswind. Buried Rudolfstadt-Nordfriedhof. Source: A. Rosseels.
1995 Rosenthal, HansUffz8/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681342 "Blue 9" (lost 9/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1944 at Gross Dahlum, no further detail (JG-4 List).
1996 Ross, HansFw1/SG-1Ju 87D-3 & D-5Dive Bomber Operational ClaspDK-G Awards List
1997 Rössiger, Wilhelm RichardOblt12/12/1913Altona-Eidelstedt bei HamburgStfkpt 2/Epr. Gr -210 Bf 110D-0 Werk # 2248 "S9 + GK" (lost 9/27/40) RK (10/1/40 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1940 during aerial combat with RAF fighters while attacking Parnall Yate, crashing his D-0 into the English Channel, off Dorset. His R/O-Gunner, Ofw Hans Marx, also perished. Both may still be carried as MIA per John Penny. Rössiger had over 100 missions. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
1998 Rossmann, HansFw7/KG-55He 111 Werk # 2800 "G1 + FR" (lost 5/11/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 11 May, 1940; WIA in an exchange of gunfire during aerial combat with a French fighter of GC III/6, piloted by a Lt Martin at Chissey-sur-Loue. Remaining crew: Emmerich Kiesenhofer, Obs, (WIA?); Ernst Rieger, Gunner (WIA?); Gefr Hans Joachim Schmal, R/O (no disposition); and Ogefr Helmut Schenkenberg, Mech (POW). Kiesenhofer and Rieger were reported "felled to the ground by an exchange of gunfire...may have been killed. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
1999 Rossner, HansUffzII/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2077 (lost 7/21/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 21 July, 1942 at Norville (Dieppe) due to a major technical failure.
2000 Rössner, HansFw195/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), 8/JG-77 (4/44), 11/JG-77 (8/44), 12/JG-77 (12/44 Düsseldorf)Bf 109F in 5 Staffel, Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330177 "Blue 3" (lost 12/23/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 in aerial combat over Münstereifel with P-47s of the 373rd FG. One known victory, his 1st, a Soviet unnamed AC on 10 June, 1942. His 2nd Soviet, another unnamed AC on 19 July, 1942. A 3rd Soviet fighter on 4 August, 1942. A Soviet P-39 on 6 August, 1942. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 15 September, 1942. A P-51 in the Balkans on 21 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 in the Ploesti area on 31 May, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 in the Ploesti area on 24 June, 1944. A B-24 (HSS) at Rogotina Romania on 15 July, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 at Liegeplatz: Mizil-Rum on 22 July, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 near Mizil-Rum on 8 August, 1944. A P-51 over the Balkans on 10 August, 1944. His 8th, 9th & 10th per OKL, an Il-2 and two Yak 9s over Romania on 20 August, 1944. His 11th, a Yak 9 over Romania on 21 August, 1944. His 12th, a Yak 9 in the Balkans sector on 14 September, 1944. Because his Sept 44 victory was listed as #12 by OKL, the Soviet victories have been added to the 12.

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