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1901 Javurek, KarlFw14/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 6/JG-2 (9/44 Nidda)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13447 "White 1 + -" (lost 8/25//42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413593 or 594 (lost 9/25/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured when he bailed from his G-6 at Dauernheim due to technical difficulties. MIA briefly 25 August, 1942 at Stalingrad, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 31 August, 1942.
1902 Jawornig, JosefUffzI/KG-77 (Channel), 2/KG-6 (7/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142193 (lost 8/27/42), Ju 88A-14 Werk # 550059 "3E + AK" (lost 7/17/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with two other unnamed crew 17 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, one other returned (Ju 88 Loss List). Injured in a crash near Amiens 27 August, 1942, cause not reported, three other unnamed crew KIC (Ju 88 Loss List).
1903 Jedeicke, HaraldLt6/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130674 (lost 8/28/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 28 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Moritzky. Ju 87 Loss List
1904 Jegg, HansUffz29/JG-53 (Sicily; 2/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 15376 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 7/4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160595 "Yellow 17 + I" (dam 2/5/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a Spitfire; engine damage causing a crash landing south of Rome. WIA 4 July, 1943 northwest of Ragusa, cause unknown. The ac was found by the British at Comiso. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 south southwest of Castel Volturno, 30 August, 1943. a 2nd, a Spitfire on 5 February, 1944.
1905 Jelinski, GünterOfhr2/15/192212/JG-3 (Schongau)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681032 (lost 8/9/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Freudenstadt.
1906 Jena, EugenOgefr110/JG-76 (8/44 Creil Fr)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441801 "Black 8" (8/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Creil on 25 August, 1944. Added: His demolished "Black 8" pictured online, dated 25 August, 1944, disposition unknown.
1907 Jenfall, UffzI/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18722 (90% dam 8/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspHe was uninjured in an emergency landing at Vibo-Valentia on 1 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage.
1908 Jentzsch, GerhardFw413(Z)/LG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire southwest of Reims, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire south of Amiens, 24 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire N of Canterbury on 30 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire 15 km S of Bromley on 27 September, 1940.
1909 Jeschko, AlfredFw77/JG-77Bf 109F-4 Werk# 8333 "White 9" (lost 8/17/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 August, 1941; AA fire, crashed in flames near Cherson. Mombeek MIA List.
1910 Jess, HeinzLt1/ZG-2Bf 110C Werk # 2127 "3M + AH" (lost 8/10/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1940 during aerial combat near Portland England. His Gunner, Gefr Hans Kossar was also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
1911 Jettkandt, SiegfriedGefr13(Z)/JG-5 Finland)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5181 "1B + AX" (80% dam), Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5105 "LN + VR" (lost 8/31/43)Wound Badge (5/4/43)
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 31 August, 1943; non-operational test flight crash at the Kobbholmfjord, Norway, cause unknown. No mention of his R/O. Injured in an emergency landing due to bad weather at Falkefjellet, near Vado. His R/O, Gefr Gerhard Gordon, was also injured. Alternate spelling: Jettkant. Source: SIG Norway.
1912 Jochems, HermannHptm8/18/1914 Eversael, Krs. Moers, Niederrhein Stab/StG-2, VIII Fliegerkorps, 4(F)/11Ju 87D
RK(9/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/41)

EK 1 & 2
Reconnaissance Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Long Range Recon pilot with StG-2. His observer was StabsFw Albert Bock. On 20 August, 1944 he was forced down near Baranovitchi, after his engine had been shot up by Soviet fighters. he was taken prisoner and returned home several years later. 350 missions as Recon pilot.
1913 Jochimsen, TheodorOblt2/21/19132/KG-40 (8/42 Vaernes)Fw 200C-2/U4 Werk # 0090 "F8 + ?K" (lost 8/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1942: crashed after takeoff at Värnes Norway on an operational flight. Heavy winds forced the heavily loaded ac to the ground shortly after takeoff (Flyvrak Norway). Remaining crew (all KIA): Fw Otto Schorer, Co-pilot; Fw Josef Hauk, R/O; Uffz Karl Vilmer, 2nd R/O; Uffz Felix Weisner, Gunner and Fw Heinz Wagner, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. All are buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim.
1914 Jochinke, BertholdUffz38/JG-77 (4/44/Romania), 11/JG-77 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18765 (15% dam 4/4/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 April, 1944 during aerial combat NW of Podeni (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, an Il-2 over Romania on 20 August, 1944. His 2nd, a Yak 9 over Romania on 23 August, 1944. His 3rd, a Rumanian Bf 109 over Rumania on 24 August, 1944.
1915 Johannsen, HansLt11/23/19158 7/JG-26 (3/41 Sicily & N.Africa) Bf 109E-7 "White 14 + I", Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10075 (lost 3/28/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires 3km SW of the Audembert airfield. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim W of Gozo Is. on 7 March, 1941. His 2nd, 3rd & 4th, all Hurricanes of RAF No. 261 Sq. over Malta on 30 April, 1941. His 5th & 6th, both P-40s; one at Sidi Barrani, the other NW of Mersa Matruh, Egypt on 29 July & 2 August, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire 20 km west of Cape Gris Nez on 21 September, 1941. His 8th, a Spitfire 2 km south of Boulogne on 21 October, 1941. Alternate spelling: Johansen and Johanssen.
1916 Johanssen, Karl-LudwigLt5/15/1921Kiel59III/NJG-4, I/NJG-6Bf 110
RK(3/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EP(5/16/44)
EK1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
Although a radio operator, he did achieve three victories the night of 15 March, 1945, using the rear mounted MG 131. He flew 68 Night missions and participated in 59 victories, all as Martin Beckers RO except one mission. Deceased 11 August, 2009. Photo
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Captain Becker, commander in a night fighter wing, and his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, brought down to a crash 9 four-engine bombers on the night of 14 to 15 March. When Captain Becker, after the 6 kill could not continue to shoot due to a gun jam, his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, destroyed 3 more Anglo-American bombers.
1917 John, Hans DieterOfw84/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1420 "White 10 + -" (lost 10/28/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 October, 1940 after being shot down over the English Channel. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 36 km southeast of Stuttgart, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire E of Dover on 9 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane southeast of Dover on 13 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire SE of Dover on 11 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire NW of Folkestone on 24 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 26 August, 1940. His 7th & 8th, both Spitfires NE of Folkestone on 27 October, 1940.
1918 John, HorstFw62/JG-300 (JG "Herrmann"), 2/JG-300Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 20637 "Yellow 12" (lost 11/17/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 17 November 1943 near Bonn/ Endenich due to engine trouble. One known victory, a Stirling S of Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, another Stirling SW of Remscheid on 31 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax at Mannheim on 11 August, 1943. A 4th, A Stirling E of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax E of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A 6th, a Halifax at Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Victories may be as high as 13 (H. Breuer).
1919 Johne, Helmut JohannesUffz10/30/1921Furtwangen8 Stab I/JG-51 (2/43 S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (2/45) Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk "Black 3" Kroszewo Poland 10/44, Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 2/9/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 February, 1945 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 7 May, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-39 on 11 July, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1944. A 6th, a Yak-9 on 9 August, 1944. A 7th, a Yak-7 on 18 September, 1944. Added: His death occurred in the area S of Zinten, E.Prussia (now Kornewo, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia). The VDK reports that his remains could not be recovered for transfer to Kaliningrad Sammelfriedhof, but he is commemorated in the memorial book there (D.Drury).
1920 Johnen, Wilhelm 'Wim'Hptm10/9/1921Homberg Niederrhein343/NJG-1(6/41-3/42), 1/NJG-5, Stfkpt 10(?)/NJG-1 Russia-42, Stfkpt 5/NJG-6(2/44), Stfkpt 8/NJG-5 (5/44), Kdr III/NJG-6Bf 110D-3 Wk# 4224"G9+FL" in 3/NJG-1(lost 3/42), Bf 110G-4b/R8 Werk # 740055 "C9+EN" in 5 Stf (lost 4/44, interned & destroyed in Switzerland), Bf 110G-4 "2Z + FR" in 8/NJG-5, Ju 88G in NJG-6
RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/44)
EP(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(3/27/42)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 27 March, 1942 in his D-3 by RAF Stirling return fire. R/O Ogefr Risop(KIA). On 27/28 April, 1944, he entered Swiss airspace in his G-4 Wk# 740055 "C9 + EN" while pursuing an American bomber over Lake Constance. He was forced to land at Dübendorf, near Zurich, but was eventually able to return to Germany with R/O Lt "Brinos" Kamprath & Gnr Ofw Paul Mahle! 200+ combat missions. 6 unconfirmed. He scored a triple victory on 15 February, 1944; two Halifax and a "4 mot". While in 8/NJG-6, a Halifax 45 km SW of Strasbourg on 28 April, 1944. A Wellington SW of Plattensee on 26 June, 1944. Two Wellingtons 40 km S of Fels-am-Wagram on 7 July, 1944. A B-25 in "Skorpion" (?) area on 16 August, 1944. A B-25 by "Himmel- bettabschuss" (a radar-guided victory) on 21 August, 1944. A Halifax S of Fiume on 22 August, 1944. A Halifax SE of Baja on 26 August, 1944. A Halifax SE of Baja on 13 September, 1944. A Halifax W of Senta on 21 September, 1944. His R/O in 3/NJG-1 was Uffz Risop. His R/O in 5/NJG-6 was Grasshoff and his gunner was Ofw Paul Mahle. His last victory,a Lanc 15 km SE of Würzburg on 15 March, 1945. Deceased 7 February, 2002.
1921 Joloch, PaulUffz3/21/19231/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330819 "Z6 + CB" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Fritz Herzog, geb 5/25/1918, Obs and Ogefr Kurt Dietrich, geb 11/21/1922, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
1922 Jopp,OfwFlg.Ausb.Rgt.24 (8/40 OLOmouc, Cz.)Ju W 34 Werk # Unk (lost 8/7/40)Instr PilotKIC 7 August, 1940 when one of the students made accidental ground contact near the village of Jakubovice. The students were Gefr Heribert Hofmann and a Gefr Hollack (F.Braun).
1923 Joppien, Herman Friedrich 'Jupp' Hptm7/19/1912Bad Hersfeld (or Bochum?)701/JG-51 (11/39), Stfkpt 1/JG-51 (8/40), Kdr I/JG-51 (10/40)Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5416 (2% dam 7/5/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9670 "Black <<" (lost 8/25/41)
RK(9/16/40)
EL(4/23/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1941 in Wk# 9670 during aerial combat with a MiG-3 near Brjansk, S.U.. He slipped out of a steep turn for unknown reasons, crashed and burned on impact. WIA 5 July, 1941 when he was hit by Soviet ground fire near Bobruisk. A young and successful Channel pilot with 42 victories in the West, and one of the extremely dangerous fighter pilots transferred to Russia for Operation Barbarossa. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane near Zweibrücken, 23 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Dewoitine at Bethune, 23 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 at Breteuil on 5 June, 1940. His 4th, a LeO-451 at Ham on 6 June, 1940. Nos.5, 6 & 7, all Spitfires over Dover on 29 July, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire near Dover on 11 August, 1940. Nos. 9 & 10, both Hurricanes on 15 August, 1940, no locations. His 15th, a Spitfire in the Folkestone area on 6 September, 1940. Nos.20 & 21, both Spitfires near London on 15 September, 1940. Nos.25 & 26, both Spitfires near Margate on 11 November, 1940. His 30th, a Hurricane over England on 5 December, 1940. His 40th, a Hurricane NW of Ashford on 21 April, 1941.Numerous victories in the East. He slipped out of a steep turn for unknowns reasons, crashed and burned on impact.

1924 Jordan, HeinrichLt7/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550056 "3E + HR" (lost 8/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
1925 Joschintke,Uffz211/JG-77 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944, while on a mission with Lt Heinrich Hackler. A 2nd, a captured Bf 109 on 29 August, 1944.
1926 Jost, FriedrichLt4 1/SAGr.-128 (6/43 Brest Süd, aka 10/ZG-1), Gesch.Bongart, I/SG-77 (1/45) Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # Unk (6/43 Brest Süd), Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582211 (lost 1/20/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 20 January, 1945 in the JaworznoChrzanow area, cause unknown. One known victory, a Beaufort on 7 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 on 13 July, 1943. May have also downed a Halifax this same date. A double victory on 25 August, 1943; both Beaufighters of No.143 Sq. 120km West of Brest, and Ofw at the time.
1927 Jost, KlausLtII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190G-3 Werk # 181683 (lost 8/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1943 north of Orlando, cause unknown.
1928 Josten, GüntherOblt11/7/1921Rhynern Westfalen178 JGr Drondheim, 1/JG-51 (3/43 S.U.; 4/44 Bobruisk, S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (2/45), Kdr IV/JG-51 Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0445 (lost 11/42), Fw 190A-6 "Wh 14" in 1 Staffel (Orsha, 3/44), Bf 109G-6 "White 9" (Bobruisk, 4/44)
RK(2/5/44)
EL(3/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
1 Bomber. This bomber may have been his B-17 victory in the Warsaw area on 18 September, 1944. 60+ Stormoviks, plus 25 unconfirmed victories. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 March, 1943. Three Il-2s on 10 June, 1943. A MiG-3, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 10 July, 1943, while serving in 1/JG-52. An Il-2 on 12 July, 1943. Five Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (all m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. An LaGG-5 and two Soviet Hurricanes on 13 August, 1943. Four Il-2s (m.H.) in the Merepa-Podolychov areas on 14 August, 1943. Eight victories on 15 September, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 26 March, 1944. A B-17, Werk # 43-38175 "BI-S", piloted by 1/Lt Francis E.Akins, near Warsaw Poland on 18 September, 1944. Shot down five "enemy aircraft" (probably Soviet type) on 16 February, 1945. His 178th victory, one of seven "enemy aircraft" on 25 April, 1945. 420 combat missions, including 80 close support missions. One of the best fighter pilots of the younger generation, who was never shot down. Retired LW-Bundeswehr Oberst. Deceased 7 July, 2004. Photo
1929 Juhls, ErichUffz112/JG-53 (2/42 Med; 6/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7278 "Black 12" (3/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10235 (20% dam 6/13/42; crashed on takeoff at Kursk, pilot OK), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10632 "Yellow 2" (lost 11/10/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 10 November, 1942 when he collided with a Ju 52 on takeoff at Berca (Benghazi). Magnus. One known victory, his 1st, a Soviet Il-2 1 km S of Algonkowo on 3 July, 1942. His 2nd, an Il-2 on 8 August, 1942. a 3rd Soviet, an Il-2 near Katschalinskaya on 17 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 3 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 8 September, 1942. A P-2 on 10 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 13 September, 1942. A Yak-1 in the Stalingrad area on 16 September, 1942. A 10th Soviet, an Il-2 on 18 September, 1942. A western victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 17 October, 1942.
1930 Jukel, C.Lt14/KG-2 (8/42) Bf 410A-1 Werk # 022 "U5 + BE" (lost 9/1/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His 410 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast the night of 31 August/1September, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause still unknown; Pilot Lt Jukel killed and buried Yssel CX-3-68. His R/o, Uffz E.Pieper is MIA (SGLO).
1931 Jung,Lt11/StG-77 (8/43 S.U.)Ju 87 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Tomarowka/Bytowka on 3 August, 1943.
1932 Jung, ErichMaj6/17/192230Kdr I/NJG-2 (11/41), Kdr II/ZG-101 (3/43), 6/NJG-2 (12/43), 5/NJG-2, Kdr III/NJG-2 (5/45)Ju 88C; Do 17Z-10 "R4 + AK" (10/40); Ju 88R-2 "R4+AP" and Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620045(?) "R4+AN" in NJG-2(3/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
In March, 1945, Jung scored 7 victories in 20 minutes and an 8th shortly thereafter. His crew was R/O Uffz Walter Heidenreich and Mech Ofw Hans (Heinz) Reinnagel. They flew in "R4+AN" Werk # 620045. Their last mission was 16 March, 1945, and on 25 March, 1945, Werk # 620045 was blown up as U.S. gliders were landing on their airfield at Zellhausen. One known victory, a Lancaster at Ober-Sayn on 24 December, 1943. Another, a Lancaster at Epinal on 28 April, 1944. A Lancaster in the Brussels area on 28 May, 1944. Two "4 mots" in the Dieppe-Abbeville area on 25 June, 1944. Two "4 mots" over northern France, in the Bourges area, on 5 July, 1944. A 3rd "4 mot", same day, N or Paris. Two "4 mots" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. An 11th, a "4 mot" SE of Orleans on 25 July, 1944. A 12th, a P-38 in the Blechhammer area on 7 August, 1944. Magnus, 30 victories.
1933 Jung, HaraldHptm8/11/1917201/JG-20 (3/40), 7/JG-51 (7/40), Kdr (Erg)/JG-51 (11/40), 4/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6668 (damaged)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 July, 1943. Injured in an emergency landing in "6668" south of Rshew after suffering motor damage during aerial combat. One known victory, his 1st, a Recon Spitfire, piloted by F/O C.M.Wheathley, 6 km northwest of Kleve, 22 March, 1940. Wheathley did bail but his chute failed to open. His 2nd, a Spitfire 5 km S of Dover on 7 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 30 July, 1941. An I-18 on 4 October, 1941. A DB-3a on 5 October, 1941. An R-3 on 18 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 25 October, 1941. A DB-3a on 29 October, 1941. An R-3 on 6 December, 1941. A DB-3 on 26 January, 1942. A LaGG-1 on 5 April, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. In LW-Bundeswehr post-war.
1934 Jung, HeinrichHptm8/15/1912Offenbach am Main68 3/JG-54 (11/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 4/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.), Kdr II/JG-54 (2/43) Bf 109E & F in 41, Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1187 "Black <<" (lost 7/30/43)
RK(11/12/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/30/42)
EP(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1943 in Werk# 1187, in aerial combat with La-5 Russian fighters, 10 km east of Mga S.U. airfield. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 13 November, 1941. An I-26 on 20 January, 1942. An I-18 on 28 January, 1942. Two I-18s on 23 February, 1942. An I-26 on 4 April, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 April, 1942. A MiG-3 3 km W of Poppotna on 30 May, 1942. A MiG-3 at Bologoye, Kalinin Oblast, on 10 July, 1942. A MiG-3 on 30 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 4 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 7 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and two Yak-1s on 22 August, 1942. An La-5 on 14 November, 1942. An La-5 on 4 December, 1942. A Boston on 5 January, 1942. A Yak-1 on 2 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 28 February, 1943. A P-2 on 6 March, 1943. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 9 May, 1943. A Yak-7B on 23 June, 1943. An La-5 on 13 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 16 July, 1943. Two more on 19 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories.
1935 Junge, FritzFhjFw1/JG-1 (2/44 Hopsten)Fw 190A-7, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171665 "White 13" (lost 8/14/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 August, 1944; injured in a crash landing at Fere-Champenoise after aerial combat with P-38s.
1936 Junge, Hans OttoLt10/JG-52 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16513? (should be 6 digit #) "Yellow 6" (lost 8/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, location not reported.
1937 Junge, MichelOblt4/7/1915ElmshornStfkpt 14(Z)/LG-1 Channel) Bf 110D Werk # 3306 "L1 + FK" (dam 8/13/40 & lost 9/4/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp He and Uffz Karl Bremser (geb 5/24/1914 Emmerich) were KIA 4 September, 1940 during aerial combat crashing at Upper Common, Netley, near Dorking, Surrey; buried jointly at Brookwood Mil Cem, Surrey, Plot 15, Row A, Gr 1 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). This same ac was damaged 13 August, 1940 during aerial combat 20km west of Bournemouth, his R/O, Gefr Alfred Haas being wounded, pilot OK (Bf 110 Loss List).
1938 Junghans, JoachimOblt2 Stab III/ZG-26 (5/40), 9/ZG-26 (8/40) Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3231 "3U + LT" (lost 9/11/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 11 September, 1940 during aerial combat with a fighter at Barnes Cote, Harvel, Kent. The ac was reported "disintegrated". His unnamed Gunner also MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Conflicting Claims List, a Morane 15 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd, a Hurricane over England on 31 August, 1940. Added: The unnamed gunner was Gefr Paul Eckert (D.Drury). Added: Oblt Junghans believed sd by S/Ldr Maurice Robinson of No 73 Sq. (S.Youngs).
1939 Junk, FritzUffz8/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 8415 "Black 2 + I"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 August, 1942; Combat with a fighter north of Stalingrad. Mombeek MIA List.
1940 Jurecsa, ErnstOgefr4 & 12 Erg/KG-26 (Blankensee)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8222 (lost 8/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1942 crash during a training exercise 1500 meters southeast of the Esbjerg airfield, catching fire, cause not given. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Walter Scheyer (1/15/21, Grave 18, Obs; Gefr Hans Joachim Linke (geb10/23/22, Grave 17), R/O and Gefr Walter Bischof (geb 1/16/22 Würzburg, Grave 20), Gunner. All were buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 2 September, 1942, in Esbjerg. After the war, the remains of Jurecsa were cremated and returned home to Germany. Source: Air War over Denmark. Alternate spelling: Jursca (Ju 88 Loss List)
1941 Jürgen, ErnstUffz9/JG-52 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163501 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/6/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a landing accident on 6 August, 1944, cause and location not reported.
1942 Jürling, WalterUffz6/5/192131/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174027 (lost 9/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a fighter from 84FS at Langenselbold, pilot buried at Gelnhausen (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a P-47 35 km NW of Rome on 24 March, 1944. A 2nd, a P-38 NW of Lisieux on 25 June, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 12 km SE of Chartres on 14 August, 1944.
1943 Just, FerdinandUffz14/JG-27 (8/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 7355 "White 4 + -" (lost 8/30/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1942 after being shot down during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq. S of Alamein. One known victory, a Hurricane II south of El-Hammam on 16 August, 1942.
1944 Just, GerhardFhjUffz9/21/1923Schönlake/Posen2II/JG-26 (joins 5/44), 5/JG-26 Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211008 "White 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 February, 1945 in his "White 8" when he was shot down by his own flak at Porz-Wahn as he approached his Koln-Wahn airfield to land. His two victories; a P-38 of 474FG at Etrepagny-Gisors, W of Beauvais, on 25 August, 1944 and a B-26 of 394BG E of Arnhem on 21 February, 1945. Added: Uffz Just buried at Porz-Wahn. His birth and burial information by M.Weichert, Köln, 1/2022.
1945 Juutilainen, Eino Ilmari IlluLt2/21/1914Lieksa, Finland96 3/LeLv-24 (Suulaj), 1/HLeLv-34 (6/44 Lappeenranta,Fin) Fokker D.XXI, Fiat G.50, B-239 "BW-364" "Orange 4" (12/42), Bf 109G-2 "MT-222" "Yel 2"(3/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165267 "Blk MT-451" (6/44)
Double Mannerheim Cross

Cross of Liberty
3rd Class with Oak Leaves and Swords
Cross of Liberty
4th Class with Oak Leaves and Swords (decorated twice)

Medal of Liberty
2nd Class

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a Russian DB-3 on 19 December, 1939. He was Finlands Leading Ace.

Karhunen (L) Juutilainen (R) Römpötti Finland 1942
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Eino Ilmari "Illu" Juutilainen (21 February 1914 – 21 February 1999) was a fighter pilot of the Ilmavoimat (Finnish Air Force), and the top scoring non-German fighter pilot of all time. This makes him the top flying ace of the Finnish Air Force, leading all Finnish pilots in score against Soviet aircraft in World War II (1939–40 and 1941–44), with 94 confirmed aerial combat victories in 437 sorties. He himself claimed 126 victories. He achieved 34 of his victories while flying the Brewster Buffalo fighter. He was one of only four people to twice receive the highest Finnish military decoration, the Mannerheim Cross, and is considered the highest scoring non-German ace of all time. Juutilainen finished the war without a single hit to his plane from enemy fighter airplanes. He also scored the first radar-assisted victory in the Finnish Air Force on 24 March 1943, when he was guided to a Soviet Pe-2 by a German radar operator, who was testing out the freshly-delivered radar sets, that officially became operational 3 days later.

During the Winter War (which broke on 30 November 1939) Juutilainen flew the Fokker D.XXI. He scored his first victory on 19 December 1939, shooting down an Ilyushin DB-3 bomber and damaging two more. At the end of the Winter War, Juutilainen had achieved one shared and two individual victories. During the Continuation War, Juutilainen served in 3/LeLv 24, flying a Brewster B-239 Buffalo. On 21 July 1941, Juutilainen and five other Buffaloes scrambled to intercept Soviet fighters from 65th ShAP that were strafing Finnish troops near Käkisalmi. During that sortie, he destroyed a Polikarpov I-153 'Chaika', making him an "ace" in the Brewster Buffalo.

A few days later, on 1 August, seven fighters under the command of First Lieutenant Karhunen destroyed six I-16s near Rautjarvi, and Juutilainen (having been promoted to Warrant Officer in the meantime) claimed two of them. On the morning of 6 February 1942, while reconnoitering the Petrovkiy-Jam region with other LLv 24 pilots, Juutilainen intercepted seven Tupolev SB bombers escorted by 12 MiG-3s. Juutilainen claimed two SBs. Juutilainen later recalled: "I noticed the bombers at 3,000 metres, and radioed the boys about them. As we intercepted the Soviet aircraft, I spotted a formation of three SBs heading for a nearby railway line and dived after them. Targeting the aircraft to the left of the formation, my fire set its port wing aflame. The SB crashed next to the railway line. Just as I started after the lead bomber, I observed a MiG fighter closing in on me. In spite of the threat posed by the latter, I managed to hit the bomber in the starboard engine, which poured out smoke and oil. Moments later the aeroplane rolled over to the right and plunged into the forest close to the railway line. Turning my attention to the MiG, which was above me, I managed to shoot at it as we raced towards each other. My aim was good and the fighter started to trail black smoke from the engine. He banked away to the east, losing altitude as it went."

On 27–28 March 1942, 3/LLv 24 moved to Immola in preparation for a Finnish Army offensive on Suursaari, in the Gulf of Finland. Although grossly outnumbered over the Gulf of Finland, LeLv 24 pilots were more experienced than their Soviet opponents from Red Banner Baltic Fleet. Even when they had the advantage of surprise and height, Soviet pilots did not succeed in shooting down Finnish pilots. On 28 March, WO Juutilainen, in patrol with Sgt Huotari, attacked some "Chaikas" of 11 IAP over the Suurkyla shoreline, at Gogland, and shot down two of them. These air victories took Juutilainen's tally to 22. A month later, on 26 April, he became his unit's first recipient of the Mannerheim Cross. On 20 September, he took off with Capt Jorma Karhunen and 3/LeLv 24 pilots for a patrol of the Kronstadt-Tolbukhin (ru)-Seiskari region. Near the Estonian coast, they were bounced by ten Soviet fighters. But the Finnish quickly reacted and managed to down three of their opponents. WO Juutilainen was credited with two kills. All in all, Juutilainen scored 34 victories in Brewster B-239, 28 of them (including three triple kills) between 9 July 1941 and 22 November 1942, in his BW-364 "Orange 4". In 1943, Juutilainen was transferred to LeLv 34, which used new Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2s.With the Bf 109, he shot down a further 58 enemy planes. He shot down six Soviet airplanes on 30 June 1944 (all confirmed on Soviet loss records), becoming an ace in a day and parallelling Jorma Sarvanto's score on 6 January 1940 in the Winter War.

Juutilainen refused an officer commission, fearing it would keep him from flying. His 94th and last victory was a Li-2, the Russian version of the Douglas C-47, shot down on 3 September 1944 over the Karelian Isthmus. After the wars, Juutilainen served in the air force until 1947. He worked as a professional pilot until 1956, flying people in his De Havilland Moth. His last flight was in 1997 at age 83, in a double-seated F-18 Hornet of the Finnish Air Force. Juutilainen died at home in Tuusula (Tusby) on his 85th birthday on 21 February 1999. (Source: Wikipedia)
1946 Kaatz,Ogefr18/JG-52 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 22 August, 1944.
1947 Kabisch, HelmutFwabt 191297/JG-27 (6/42 Africa), 2/JG-52 (3/43 S.U.)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 7453 (75% dam 8/31/42) in JG-27, Fw 190A in JG-52, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14639 "Black 12" (4/21/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15872 "Black 15" (lost 9/1/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 September, 1943 in aerial combat in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 8818, 10km SE of Mospino, with an Il-2 of 16 GIAP, from the rear gunners return fire. Injured in a failed takeoff at Kasaba on 31 August, 1942. WIA 2 April, 1943 in "Black 12" during aerial combat at Karbadinka. 25 missions when he arrived in Russia. One known victory, a P-40 over Mersa Matruh on 26 June, 1942. Another, a Hurricane II south southwest of El Alamein on 6 July, 1942, the same day he was sd by P/O R.A.Dunbar of No. 260 Sq.. A LaGG-5 on 10 March, 1943. A Pe-2 on 21 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 28 March, 1943. His 7th victory, a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-5 on 23 August, 1943. Known to have trained with Grislawski in the 1930s.
1948 Kaden, GerhardGefr10/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 413635 "White 17 + I" (lost 8/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-6 reported lost at Meru on 18 August, 1944, cause unknown, pilot returned.
1949 Kadleik,Oblt63/NJG-4Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Reims on 22 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Montreuil on 25 June, 1944. Two Lancasters: one at St Leu, the other off Cayeux, on 8 July, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster on 9 August, 1944. A 6th, a "4 mot" at Katzenelbogen on 12 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Kadlcik.
1950 Käfer, FranzLt15/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with U.S. 15th Air Force fighters in the vicinity of Trampen,during an attack on the Markersdorf airfield (Fliegerlynchjustiz by G.Hoffmann, p 206-21 via R.Snape).1
1951 Kahl, ErnstUffzI/KG-6 (Italy)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144616 (lost 8/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1943 during aerial combat with enemy night fighter in the Foggia-Neapol area, remaining unnamed crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
1952 Kahlau, RudiUffz1/JG-51 (Med)Bf 109G-6/R1 Werk # 18685 "White 1" (lost 8/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 August, 1943 after aerial combat over the Gulf of Eufemia.
1953 Kahnenbley, WilliOgefr9/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 (lost 8/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1943, no further detail (KG-51 Loss List).
1954 Kahnt, ManfredLt3/29/192221/NAGr-4 (5/43 S.U.)Fw 189A, Bf 109G (lost 8/7/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/1/43), Wound Badge, Night Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 3 May, 1943. A 2nd, a U-2 on 5 June, 1943. Added: WIA 7 August, 1944, no further detail (LOCS).
1955 Kairies, EmilUffz3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142408 "B3 + UL" (lost 8/3/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 3 August, 1944 when his ac was lost to unknown circumstances while attacking shipping in the Orne Estuary. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Erwin Wüstefeld, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Schmidt, R/O and Uffz Werner Wagener, Gnr (D.Drury).
1956 Kaiser, AdolfOblt7/18/192120 6/NJG-2, 4/NJG-2 (6/42), IV/NJG-5, 2/NJG-100 (8/43 S.U.), Stab I/NJG-2 (5/44), 1/NJG-2 (7/44) Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 26 June, 1942. His 2nd, a Halifax on 27 July, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 and a PS-84 (both i.z.Arb. LN) on the night of 22-23 August, 1943. Two PS-84s, one at Prowski, the other at Kanevski, on 4 October, 1943. A PS-84 at Fernikov on the night of 6-7-October, 1943. A DB-3 E of Dabskovka the night of 12-13 October, 1943. A Soviet B-25 the night of 13-14 October, 1943. A "4 mot" at Turnhout on 25 May, 1944. A "4 mot" between Lisieux and Trouville on 11 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Blangy-sur-Bresle on 25 June, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Chartres and one at Seine Bay on 5 July, 1944. An 8th, a "4 mot" 15 km W of Gien on 26 July, 1944. Magnus Report 20 victories.
1957 Kaiser, EmilOblt5/3/1911Oldenburg131/JG-27, 2/JG-27 (5/40), Stab I/JG-27 (11/41-5/42 Africa), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (9/43), Stfkpt 4/JG-106 (2/45)Bf 109F-4 (Trop.) Werk # 8482 (Lost 11/21/41; injured in a crash at Fl.Pl. Gazala), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 2/22/44; severely injured after colliding with a B-24, Veran Austria)EP (3/22/43)


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane near Tongeren, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Foret de Compiegne, 5 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 6 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk-75 at Montmirail on 13 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at London on 27 September, 1940. 5 victories in the Desert. One victory was a P-40 of SAAF No. 2 Sq., pilotted by Capt D.D. Pannell (KIA) which crashed into the sea NW of Sidi Barrani on 5 September, 1941. He downed two P-40s near Bir Hacheim on 30 May, 1942. He downed a Beaufighter 100 km north of Sidi Buq Buq on 4 July, 1942. A Boston of SAAF No. 24 Sq. near Burg el Arab on 31 August, 1942. His 11th, a B-17 "OP-NP" 25 km east of Bonn on 12 August, 1943. His 12th victory, a B-24 40 km south of Wiener Neustadt, 1 October, 1943. Another B-24 (n.b.?) in the Wiener Neustadt area, 1 October, 1943. Another (n.b.), a B-17 in the Schweinfurt area on 14 October, 1943. His 13th, a B-24 10 km S of Vorau, near Salzburg, on 22 February, 1944. Survived the war.
1958 Kaiser, ErichOfw8 4/JG-1 (5/42, 8/42 Venlo), 1/JG-1 (6/43), 3/JG-1 (1/44) Bf 109E, F & G, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2123 (15% dam 8/10/42), Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410192 "White 8" (80% dam 10/4/43), Fw 190A-6 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (10/4/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 2nd, a Hurricane northwest of Domburg on 27 May, 1942. His 3rd, a Boston 100 km west of Goeree on 13 November, 1942. A 4th, a Spitfire on 13 February, 1943. A 5th, a Beaufighter W of Scheveningen on 27 June, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 by Linnich on 12 August, 1943. Uninjured in Wk# 2123 when he overturned on landing at Venlo on 10 August, 1942. Injured in a force landing at Eschborn after aerial combat on 4 October, 1943. His 8th, a B-17 (HSS) on 11 January, 1944. Magnus Report.
1959 Kaiser, G.UffzI/KG-2 (8/44 Gilze-Rijen)Do 217M-1 Werk # Unk "U5 + ??" (lost 8/11/44)Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed on Aalstraat in Gilze Rijen Holland the night of 10/11 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause labeled as a "collision" of some sort at Gilze-Rijen killing the entire crew; all buried at Ysselsteyn, KAM-38. Remaining crew: Uffz R.Emmrich, Obs; Uffz O.Lohmeyer, R/O and Uffz W.Malbrecht, Gnr (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
1960 Kaiser, HeinrichLt2/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130769 (lost 8/30/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKaiser and his unnamed R/O were killed in a mid-air collision 30 August, 1943 with another Ju 87 Wk# 110740, piloted by Fw Herbert Zellmann (KIC w/unnamed R/O), at Gluchew. Ju 87 Loss List
1961 Kaiser, HerbertLt3/16/1916Jessen, Sachsen685(J)/TrGr-186 (4/40), 8/JG-77 (4/41 Balkans & S.U.), 7/JG-1 (3/44), EKdo 262 (7/44), JV-44 (2/45)Bf 109F & G (Trop.) in JG-77, Bf 109G-6 "Blue 23" & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413577 "White 12" (lost 8/6/44; WIA, Combat w/Spitfires near Paris, bailed safely) in JG-1, Me 262A-2a Wk# 170058(lost 7/44)
RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/30/42)
EP(8/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter OperationalClasp w/Pend
Poland and Channel pilot. 3 victories in TrGr-186. After his 45th & 46th victories on 28 October, 1942, in the Desert, he was shot down and made a force landing, returning to his unit two days later. Two victories on the Normandy Invasion Front. Forced to bail from his Me 262 on 30 July, 1944. A fighter pilot from 1938 to the end! His 1st victory, a Blenheim 60 km north of Terschelling, 5 May, 1940. His 65th victory, a P-47 at Neumünster-Plön on 13 May, 1944. His 68th, and last victory, a P-47 over northern France on 30 July, 1944. Seriously wounded in Bf 109G-6 Wk# 413577 "White 12" on 9 August, 1944 during a parachute jump and remained hospitalized until February 1945. Over 1000 combat missions. 42 of his victories were in the East. One known, his 27th, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 15 January, 1942. A double Soviet victory on 12 May, 1942; An R-Z and an Su-2. His 40th, a Soviet unnamed AC on 10 June, 1942. Served as a pre-war pilot, then in Poland, France, Battle of Britain, North Africa, Balkans, Soviet Union, Italy, the Dolomites and the Defense of the Reich. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Deceased 5 December, 2003.
1962 Kaiser, JosefFw118/JG-5 (8/42 S.U.), 11/JG-5 (1/45 Gossen)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13086 "Black 10" (lost 12/26/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, three Soviet Hurricanes on 6 August, 1942; 2 SE of Herzberg, and one SW of Murmansk. A 4th & 5th, two Soviet Hurricanes on 10 August, 1942. A 6th, an I-153 on 13 August, 1942. A 7th & 8th, an I-180 and a Hurricane on 2 September, 1942. Shot down over Murmansk on 26 December, 1942 in "Black 10", he was captured by the Russians, but convinced them that he was a Communist sympathizer by showing them his brothers Austrian Communist Party card. They parachuted him behind German lines in 1943, to act as a spy. He turned himself into the German authorities explaining the incident. This wasnt the only such case; two JG-77 pilots were also dropped as spies. Magnus, 11 victories.
1963 Kaiser, KarlUffzII/JG-300 (8/44), 7/JG-300 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/24/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 (dam 9/11/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Eisenach, bailed safely with injuries. Added: The A-8 lost 24 August, 1944, crashed at Senotin, CZ,, believed sd by a P-51 of 325FG, piloted by 2/Lt Robert H.Brown (F.Braun).
1964 Kaiser, TheodorLt6/15/1918Recklingshausen22 1/JG-3 (6/41), 3/JG-3 (6/44), Staffel Führer 3/JG-3 (12/44) Bf 109G-14/AS in 3 Staffel
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (4/30/43)


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA and hospitalized 17 December, 1944 after aerial combat with P-47's over the Ardennes. Mörl Interrogation Report. One known victory, his first, a Soviet MiG-1 on 16 May, 1942. His 2nd victory, an "unidentified AC" on 26 May, 1942. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes on 10 July, 1942. His 5th, an Il-2 on 20 July, 1942. His 9th, a LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. A Yak-4 on 3 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. An Il-2 in the Stalingrad area on 28 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 10 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 13 January, 1943. Three DB-3s on 15 January, 1943. His 21st, a B-17 "NM-4" at Bilzen, S of Genk, on 17 August, 1943. A 22nd, a Lancaster at Bottrop-Recklinghausen on 12 December, 1944.
1965 Kaiser, WilhelmUffz9/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 "12 + I" (lost 8/24/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940 after being shot down at Broom Hill Farm, Camber.
1966 Kaiserfeld,Lt14/JG-54Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 23 August, 1942.
1967 Kalb, JohannUffz329/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13668 "Black <4" (lost 9/16/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 September, 1942 during aerial combat with Soviet fighters in the Stalingrad area. His first known victory, a Soviet TB-7 on 7 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 12 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 13 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 14 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 15 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 August, 1942. An I-180 and a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a Yak-1 on 24 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 29 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A P-40 on 5 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 6 September, 1942. An La-5 on 9 September, 1942. A P-2 on 10 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 13 September, 1942.
1968 Kalden, PeterOblt8/17/1923Wittenberge, Sachsen8411/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (7/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-51Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140356 "Black 8" (lost 5/44), , Fw 190A, Bf 109D-9 in 13/JG-51, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511439 (lost 3/11/45) RK(12/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP(5/8/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/2/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 11 March, 1945 during a low level attack in his G-14 on Russian Tanks near Danzig (Gdansk), he was shot down by AA guns and taken prisoner. 538 missions. All victories were in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 13 July, 1943. An Il-4 on 14 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1943. A Yak-1 N of Pologi on 14 September, 1943. A LaGG-5 NE of Dnipropetrovsk on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGG-5s N of Orlik on 3 October, 1943. A Yak-9 SE of Petrovo on 24 October, 1943. A P-39 6 km N of Malaya-Wolaska on 30 November, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 December, 1943. A P-39 on 17 December, 1943. An La-5 at Uman on 5 January, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) and two Yak-1s on 10 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 7 April, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 2 May, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 7 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 18 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 August, 1944. An Il-2 and two Yak-9s on 1 September, 1944. A Pe-2 on 1 October, 1944. Two Boson IIIs and an Il-2 on 7 October, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Boston III on 13 October, 1944. Released from Russian internment in 1950. Deceased 11 June, 1996. Photo
1969 Kaletsch, Karl WilhelmFw4/16/1915MarburgStab/KG-2 Do 17Z-3 Werk # 4230 "U5 + GA" (lost 8/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 August, 1941 when he collided with a Do 17P-1, piloted by Oblt Walter Lahnor of 2(F)/11, in the Novgorod Russia area. Remaining crew: Lt Horst Doermer, Obs; Fw Edmund Diederich, R/O and Gefr Franz Bartos, Flt Engr. Fw Kaletsch and Lt Doermer believed buried in the War Cem at Korpovo among the unknowns. Gefr Bartos buried Korpovo 7/1/30. Fw Diederich is commemorated in the War Cem Korpovo (D.Drury).
1970 Kalinowski, ErnstOfw4I/ZG-76 (12/39), 6/NJG-1 (2/41), 2/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington 25 km west northwest of Borkum, 18 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Wellington at Barchem, 10 km east of Zutphen, 15 Feb., 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington on 13 August, 1941, in the Groningen area. His 4th, a Wellington, Werk # X9673 "KO-B" of RAF No. 115 Sq., piloted by Sgt L.H.Ellis(KIA), south of Hittfeldt on 30 September, 1941.
1971 Kalisch,Lt28/JG-11 (7/44 S.U.), 9/JG-11 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 14 July, 1944. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 9 August, 1944.
1972 Kalkum, AdolfFw197/JG-53 (3/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), 8/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E "White 14" (3/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8102 "Black 4 + I" (35% dam 9/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 6 September, 1941 at Konotop, north of Kiev, during aerial combat with Soviets. He made a successful belly-landing in a field, pilot OK. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A west of Dammartin, 3 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Huricane over the Thames on 1 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory scored on 1 July, 1941, AC not identified. Another, a DB-3 at Wjasma on 24 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 25 July, 1941. Another unnamed Soviet victory on 26 July, 1941 near Wjardina (Prien). He scored five victories over Soviet AC on 5 August, 1941. An I-16 on 8 August, 1941. Another unnamed Soviet AC on 24 August, 1941. Another on 27 August, 1941, this labeled his 18th (Prien). Magnus Report, 19 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories. I would think if he had 57 victories he would have been awarded the RK!
1973 Kaller, Hans4/28/1921GelsenkirchenNSGr-4Fw 190AAssault Operational ClaspMIA 3 August, 1944 in the area of Baranow. Jager Blatt article.
1974 Kallerhoff, Horst DieterOfhr10/7/1923Hameln8JG-106, 9/JG-3 (joined 7/44 on the Eastern Front)Bf 109G & Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
One known victory, a P-51 N of Meru on 18 August, 1944. Shot down three times. His last flight was on 2 May, 1945. Deceased 11 July, 2001. Retired Bundeswehr Luftwaffe GenMaj. Jager Blatt 4/2001. Alternate spelling: Kallerhof (OKL Claims & Perry Claims). Added: Joined the Luftwaffe in 1942. His first action was on D-Day. Later sent to Russia where he may have scored seven additional victories, his last in January 1945 after 108 missions. In the post war GAF, he was Kdr of JG-71 from April 1967 to September 1970 (Wikepedia & Dr Wayne Tibbits).
1975 Kaltenbach, JosefGefr11(Erg)/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk# 1461 "White ?" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 August, 1941 over Map Quadrant 18434. His first known Soviet victory, an I-15 on 17 July, 1941.
1976 Kalwellies, Heinz-KarlUffz5/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10378 "RF+FT" "Black ?" (lost 8/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA10 August, 1942 over the Smolensk-Nord S.U. airfield. Alternate spelling: Kallewies.
1977 Kamp, Karl HeinzOblt69/NJG-4 (8/42), 7/NJG-4 (12/42), Stab III/NJG-4 (12/43)Bf 110, Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 25 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Stirling 24 km south of Floret on 21 December, 1942. A 3rd, a Halifax at Fürth on 8 March, 1943. A 4th, a Stirling 20 km northeast of Montmirail on 11 March, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax 200m W of Baugnez on 20 December, 1943. A 6th, a Lancaster at St. Arnoud on 1 May, 1944.
1978 Kämpfe, RolfUffz19/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732017 (dam 8/10/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the St Hilaire/Avranches area (J.Beaman). One known victory, a P-47 NW of Evreux on 6 July, 1944. Magnus Report, 5 victories or higher.
1979 Kampmann,Fw13/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 15 August, 1944.
1980 Kamptz, Henning vonHptm61/NAGr-2 (8/43 S.U.), 4/NAGr-4 (11/43), 1/NAGr-4 (8/44 S.U.), Stab/NAGr-13Fw 189A, Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 W of Donetz Jawanowka on 5 August, 1943. A 2nd, an R-5 NE of Chernikov on 5 November, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 at Iinksoben on 22 November, 1943. A 4th, a U-2 5 km SE of Borovichi on 5 January, 1944. A 5th, a U-2 on 27 February, 1944. A 6th, a U-2 on 13 August, 1944.
1981 Kamrath, Klaus HenningLt10/13/1920Eichwalde1 2/JFS-4 (Furth), 12/JG-51 (S.U.) Bf 109E-3 Werk # Unk (in JFS-4), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5447 "Brown 3" (lost 8/23/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 August, 1942 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 47764, 25km S of Rzhev, SW of Subtzow, no cause reported (Bf 109 Loss List). His 1st known victory, a Soviet Yak-4 on 18 August, 1942.
1982 Kanewski,Uffz16/JG-77Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 16 August, 1942.
1983 Kaniss, HansOfw4/8/1917Halberstadt38/JG-1 (France) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412192 "Black 13" (lost 8/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1944 in "Black 13" during aerial combat with a P-47 near Courandes, north of Rennes. He managed to bail safely. Two known victories, both P-38s at Montagne, near Caen, on 24 July, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 (w.b.) on 7 August, 1944, no location given. Deceased 19 August, 1960 at Bad Mergentheim. Alternate spelling: Kanis.
1984 Kapp,Uffz12/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 30 km N of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943.
1985 Kapp, Karl HeinzOblt9/20/192112 Stab II/JG-27 (5/43), 5/JG-27 (10/43), 4/JG-27 (2/44) Bf 109G-6 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 August, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory in Sicily, a B-17F at Map Quadrant 0984/13 East on 31 May, 1943. Another, his 2nd in Sicily, a B-24 20 km south southwest of Lecce on 2 July, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km southeast of Avola on 10 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 N of Kaiserslautern on 14 October, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 in the Bremen area on 20 December, 1943. A 6th, a P-47 on 11 February, 1944. His 7th, a P-38 SE of Ulm on 18 March, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 at Rheine in Oldenwald on 13 April, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 on 22 April, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-17 NE of Braunschweig on 29 April, 1944. A P-38 at Kaufbeuren on 20 July, 1944. A 12th, a B-17 at Attersee on 21 July, 1944.
1986 Karatsonyi, MihalyLtHungary5101/3 Ftr. Sq. "Puma" (6/44)Bf 109G-6 "V8 + 53" (lost 6/44)
Hungarian Bronze Medal for Merit

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Born in 1922, Karatsonyi was posted to Squadron 101/3 on Me 109G6 in Veszprem, Hungary in the summer of 1944 as a second lieutenant. On June 16, during his first war mission, he won his first victory by shooting down a P38 from the 14 Fighter Group, which is part of a formation of 659 bombers and 290 hunters who came to attack Hungary while air defense Hungarian can only send 28 aircraft to interconnect US aircraft. The P38 literally appearing in front of his nose, Karatsonyi pursues the next following the trees around Veszprem. Receiving a distress call, he answers but does not receive a reply. The pilot in distress, Paszthy, wounded in combat actually jumps but his parachute being caught in the empennage of the apparatus it is driven by the fall of his apparatus and killed. Shortly after Karatsonyi is himself touched and must put his 109G6 on the stomach. On August 7th, after winning his fifth victory, which allowed him to become ace, he was shot again and this time burned badly, only to return to the unit in December 1944.
1987 Kärcher, RichardUffz31/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Herzberg/Harz on 23 March, 1944. His 2nd, another P-51 at Lüneberger Heide on 4 August, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 6 August, 1944, no location.
1988 Karhunen, Jorma JoppeMaj3/17/1913Pyh, Finland311/LeLv-24(Immola 12/39), Kdr 3/LeLv-24(8/41, 5/43 SuulajFokker D.XXI "FR-112" "Black 7" (12/39), B-239 "BW-366 "Orange 6" (8/41), Bf 109G
Mannerheim Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Jorma Karhunen (17 March 1913 – 21 January 2002) was a Finnish Air Force ace. He scored 31.5 kills in World War II; 25.5 of his air victories were achieved while flying the Brewster F2A Buffalo, American fighter. Soon after the outbreak of Operation Barbarossa, on 25 June 1941, when he was 1st Lt, Karhunen led the 3rd Flight (of eight Brewster Buffalo) of Lentolaivue (LLv) 24, based at Vesivehmaa. On 9 July, he was one of the dozen Brewster pilots led by Major Gustaf Magnusson on a patrol over Lahdenpohja, that in a ten-minute air combat shot down eight out of 15 Soviet bombers and fighters

At the end of July, his 3/LLv24 was ordered to support the offensive against the Karelian Ishtmus, scheduled for 31 July. Karhunen unit's opponents were 5th SAD, 7th and 153rd IAP and 65th and 235th ShaPs. On 1 August Karhunen's unit of seven Brewsters shot down six I-16s near Rautjarvi, WO Ilmari Juutilainen, claiming two of them. Eleven days later, on 12 August, Capt Karhunen was involved in the heaviest air combat over the Karelian Isthmus, while leading six Brewsters from 3/LLv 24 on a patrol. On Antrea area they attacked a formation of about 20 aircraft from 65th ShAP. During the ensuing 30 minutes air combat, Karhunen and his pilots shot down nine Polikarpov I-153s "Chaikas".

On 26 September, Soviets suffered further losses. That day, Capt Karhunen's formation of seven Buffalos shot down six I-15s north of Petajaselka. The Finnish came back in the area a short while later and encountered eight I-15 bis from 65th ShAP. The Brewster pilots shot down three of the enemy aircraft. Capt. Karhunen later recalled: "On 26 September 1941, While carrying out a reconnaissance mission over Mikonselka railway station. I saw three I-153s flying beneath the clouds, southeast of Petajaselka. Diving after them... I singled out the fighter to the left of the formation. I shot it down in flames in the forest with just a few burst of fire. After pulling up, I saw a second I-153 at low-level flying in a southeasterly direction four kilometres south of where my first Chaika had crashed. Getting on its tail, I fired at the I-153 from a distance of 100 metres. It clipped the treetops and crashed, although on this occasion it didn't burn."

After the end of hostilities, Karhunen, the captain and commander of the 3rd flight of LeLv 24, recalled: "The Brewster model 239 was good against the older Russian fighters, Polikarpov I-153 Chaika (Gull) and I-16. Hence the period 1941–42 was the best time for us. In 1943 it was already significantly more difficult when the Russians began to use their newer fighters against us... Later, with the Yaks, Hurricanes, Tomahawks, LaGG-3 and MiGs, it became a fight to the death."

He retired from active duty on 13 December 1955.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Karhunen (L) Juutilainen (R) Römpötti Finland 1942 (Source: Wikipedia)
1989 Karl, GerhardLt1/29/1922Benndorf bei Mausfeld, Harz9/JG-26 (joins 11/42; 8/43 Schiphol Holland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20442 "Yellow 15" (lost 8/23/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 23 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Yellow 15" with Spitfires at Hoornaar, 6 km NW of Gorinchem Holland. Buried in Holland Row 5, Grave # 404. 16 missions. He may have been credited with a shared victory (1/2) illegible on Bundesarchiv report.
1990 Karpf, FritzLt14/Kü.Fl.Gr-406Do 18D, BV 138C-1 Werk # 310044 "K6 + GL" (lost 2/21/42)
EK 1 & 2
KIA 21 February, 1942 when he was flying as Observer with Uffz Fritz Dornauf during an operation. The reconnaissance flying boat entered the wrong fjord and crashed in the hillside above Baltsfjordvatnet due to bad weather See Uffz Fritz Dornauf for the remaining crew names and disposition (Fritz Bauer). One known victory, a Sunderland at Map Quadrant 3465/16 West on 21 August, 1941. Added: Remaining crew: Uffz Fritz Dornauf, pilot (KIA); Ogefr Kurt Haager (WIA); Ogefr Helmut Rende (WIA) and Ogefr Winter (unhurt (Flyvrak Norway).
1991 Karpowitz, BrunoStbsFw7/11/1909Wanne-Eickel1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0067 (lost 11/12/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 12 November, 1941 when his ac made an emergency landing on the island of Alonnisos Greece, due to inclement weather conditions. Remaining crew: Oblt August Schal (or Schaal), Obs (MIA): Fw Richard Michaels, Flt Engr (WIA) and Ogefr Georg Horter, Gnr (WIA). Pilot Karpowitz buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Greece, Crypt 1, Row 14, Platte 4 (D.Drury). Note: An Oblt August Schaal, of 4(F)/Ob.d.L., was reported KIC on 17 February, 1943, as crew member with Oblt Ernst Bergmann.
1992 Karschewski,Ofw2Stabs Staffel StG-77 (most likely 4 Staffel)Ju 87
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet SB-2 bomber on 27 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Soviet Il-2 on 25 November, 1942. Alternate spelling: Karschowski.
1993 Kart, AdolfLtI/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144152 "??" (lost 8/18/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Leekvourget 18 August, 1942 after enemy fighter attack (Ju 88 Loss List).
1994 Karte, GünterUffz3/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0200 "F8 + FL" (lost 8/5/43)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 5 August, 1943; shot down by two P-38s near Grimsey Island, off northern Iceland. He was flying co-pilot with Ofw Karl Holtrup. See Holtrup Record for further detail. A life-long friendship developed between the surviving crew and their captors after the war. Source: S.J. Sigurdarson.
1995 Karth, AdolfLt1/KG-6 (7/42) Ju 88A-14 Werk # Unk "3Z + GH" (lost 8/18/42) EP (7/1/42), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 18 August, 1942; sd by a Boston in the vicinity of Mitry Mory (LOCS). This seems to be a duplication of Lt Adolf Kart, diff unit, but same loss date.
1996 Kaschub, AlexanderUffz2(F)/122 (Frosinone, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 014 "F6 + UK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 29 August, 1943; failed to return from a mission, no further detail. R/O Uffz Werner Kirchoff also MIA. Wiki Luft data.
1997 Käser, HermannUffz41/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.), 8/JG-1 (7/44 France), 11/JG-1 (12/44 Reich Def)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2424 (lost 10/7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413604 "Black 7" (lost 7/25/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784134 "Yellow 3" (lost 12/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s, crashing in the Neustrelitz area (L.Wiegels). WIA 25 July, 1944 duting aerial combat in the Caen area. WIA 7 October, 1943; injured in a belly landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 06173 (Russia) due to flak damage, an Ogefr at the time. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 10 June, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) S of Chuchrya on 20 August, 1943. A 3rd, a MiG-3 SE of Yeremino on 2 September, 1943. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 (m.H.) by Flussovo on 15 September, 1943.
1998 Kasper, WernerLt12/4/19219/KG-26 (Channel?) JU 88A-4 Werk # 822561 "1H + FT" (lost 8/13/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew in the vicinity of a convoy by Alboron 13 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The ac was another known lost while attacking convoy KMS 21, and crashed into the sea off Balerma, Almeria, Spain. Lt Kasper survived, the three remaining went MIA. Remaining crew: Herbert Bauch, Lothar Krawatzki and Ogefr Kurt Gravenstein ( whose marker found at Cuacos de Yuste, in Memoriam). No other grave matches or crew positions (D.Drury).
1999 Kassa, WernerOfw1/1/1914Angerburg Erg/JGr West, 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (4/42 Channel) Fw 190A-2/U3 Werk # 2080 "Black 13 + bomb" (lost 8/25/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 25 August, 1942 when he was hit by Canadian small arms fire on a bomb run against an Eastbourne factory. His A-2 crashed inverted into an Eastbourne Dike at Lottbridge Drove, Eastbourne, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 4, Gr 74 (M.Croft). Added: Another source suggests he was sd by P/O E.G.Johnstone.
Cannock Chase
2000 Kässinger, Hermann4/7/1922DurmersheimFlugzeugführer in a Bomber unit in Holland, 6/JG-27 (8/44)Do 217, Bf 109G "Yellow 14" (damaged Budapest 8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKnown to have made an emergency landay in Hungary, in "Yellow 14" in August, 1944. Bailed at least twice, the 2nd time in November 1944, after aerial combat with a P-51. Survived the war. Worked for GM in Totonto, before starting his own construction and land developement company in the US, living in New York. Deceased 24 October, 2004. Jager Blatt article.

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