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201 Bloens, Hans-JoachimUffz22/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730945 "Red 3" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 June, 1944 over Bayeux France. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 25 February, 1944. A 2nd La-5 on 8 March, 1944.
202 Bluder, HansUffz14/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1180 (lost 10/9/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 October, 1940 in aerial combat over Brighton, at Balmer Down, Falmer, with a Spitfire of RAF (Polish) No. 303 Sq.. Bluder remained in his E-4 as it dove vertically to the ground. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 504 Sq. at Folkestone on 23 September, 1940. Correction added; Wk # & 109 model # by Robt. Varga via JG 26 War Diary.
203 Bluhm, Hans GeorgLt9/27/1920 FFS-12 Königsburg/Neumark (11/42), FFS-Prenzlau (5/43) Various TrainersPilot Badge A Flight Instructor. Source: Das Kleeblatt via Klaus Klee, son of Uffz Ferdinand Klee.
204 Blum, HugoOfwWekusta 26 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430202 "5M + J" (lost 10/27/42), Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430367 "5M + B" (lost 2/13/43) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Trapani-Tunis 13 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Pilot Blum and crew believed uninjured when Wk# 430202 made a crash landing at Son San Juan (Baleares Island) on 27 October, 1942. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Walter Wolfgarten, Meteorologist (KIA 4/4/43), Uffz Hans Debrodt, R/O and Ofw Ewald Jander, Mech (SGM, Incidents in Spain).
205 Blum, PaulUffzSeenotstaffel 50Do 24T-1 Werk # 42 "5W + BU" (interned in Sweden)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspLanded outside the herbor of Trelleborg Sweden on 9 May, 1945, with the crew of three and 37 additional evacuees from Windau Norway. The crew had been ordered to evacuate as many as possible from Windau to Kiel, however, they lost their direction in bad weather. Blum saw the harbor lights and thought it a safe harborand landed at 0500 hours. The passengers had been members of the 2nd Flak Abt.127, under the command of Oblt Claus Winkler of Nachrichtenabt-41. Winkler remained interned until 27 January, 1946, when he was permitted to return to West Germany. 26 of the 37 were turned over to the Russians as POWs, only 14 were returned from the East. Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Frank, Uffz Hans Joachim Linxweiler and Ofw Günther Weiland. Source: B.Widfeldt
206 Blume, Hans Eberhard "Hardy"Fw19216 4/JG-27 (10/43-1/44 Wiesbaden), 2/JG-27, 5/JG-104 (Instr 9/44), 9/JG-53 (to wars end) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 5" & "White 8" in 4/JG-27 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 April, 1945 by U.S. forces and released 5 July, 1945. 2 bombers; a B-17 and a B-24. Oppossed the 14 October, 1943 Schweinfurt mission. One known victory his 1st, a P-47 NW of Bonn on 1 December, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 S on Munich on 25 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-38 SE of Ulm on 18 March, 1944. Shot down for the sixth time on 7 January, 1944. Bailed three times and survived seven belly landings. Alternate spelling: Blüme (Perry Claims).
207 Bob, Hans-EkkehardMaj1/24/1917Freiburg, Breisgau593/JG-21, Stfkpt 9/JG-54(6/41 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-54, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr II/JG-3, EJG-2, JV-44(4/44)Bu 131 #4506 "BG+AB, Bf 109F-2 #9207"Yellow 1+~", Bf 109F-2 Werk #12753 25% dam 7/6/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9207 "Yellow 1" (lost 6/23/41 near Radviliskis), Bf 109G-4 Werk# 14935 (lost w 9/JG-54), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # Unk "Black 1" (early'44 S.U.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
HJ Pin
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
Ditched in Cherbourg Harbor on 21 March, 1941 in his Bu 131 trainer, due to engine failure. Shot down 23 June, 1941 in Wk# 9207 by his SB-2 victims rear gunner, deep behind enemy lines, but managed to return two days later. Lost another F2 Wk# 12696 "Yellow 1" on 20 August, 1941, when his radiator was hit. Shot down with wounds 17 April, 1943 by B-17 gunners, while flying Werk# 14935 "Yellow 1+I" near Bremen. 1 Bomber (rammed 4/17/43). Approx 700 combat missions. 21 victories in the West. Flew Bf 109E-4 "White 1" of 7/JG-54 in Sept. 1940. His first victory, a Gladiator over Tongeren, 10 May, 1940 while in 3/JG-21 (later 9/JG-54). His 2nd, a Dewoitine at Henin-Lietard on 24 May, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 60 km W of Rotterdam on 26 June, 1940. No.10, Hurricane at Eastchurch 8/31/40. Barbarossa pilot, crashing twice behind the lines, but evading capture. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Downed four SB-3s on 30 June, 1941. Survived the war, and as of 2001, lives in his hometown of Freiburg. Letter and two autographed books on file. He provided the address for Richard Woick of 9/JG-54. Photo
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs

In July 1939 he was with 3./JG 21 (later 9./JG 54) and on the 10.5.1940 achieved his first victory by shooting down a Gloster-Gladiator. At the end of the France-expedition, he had shot down four aircraft, and gained a further fourteen victories during the Battle of Britain. On the 10.10.1940, he was promoted to Staffelkapitan of 8./JG 54 and joined 9./JG 54 on the 28.11.1940. He was awarded the Knight's Cross in March 1941 having scored 19 victories. During the Balkan Peninsula expedition, he shot down two Yugoslavian airplanes while flying Bf 109s. While flying on the Eastern Front, he had increased his tally of victories to 39 by the end of 1941, including four Russian bombers on the 30.6.1941, achieving his 50th victory on the 29.9.1942. His squadron was transferred to the West, and on the 17.4.1943 he accidentally rammed a B-17 Flying Fortress while making a head on attack thereby scoring his 57th victories and later shot down a Spitfire. On the 1.8.1943, he was posted to command IV./JG 51 and returned to the Eastern front. From 9.5.1944, he led II./JG 3 in the defence of the Reich and on the invasion front. In August 1944 he was made commander of II./EJG 2 and then joined JV 44 Galland on the 1 April 1945 flying Me 262 jet aircraft until the end of the war. Approximately 700 missions, 60 air victories (37 in the East)

Cover commemorating German Jet & Rocket Aircraft of World War II showing Me 163 , Me 262 , Arado Ar 234 Blitz , He 162 and the Ba349 Natter aircraft used by the Luftwaffe during the war. The cover bears Definitive stamp cancelled with BFPS 2528 postmark for the End of the War in Europe dated 7 May 2000 and showing a ME 262 jet in flight. The cover has been flown in a Tornado of the German Air Force. The cover is personally handsigned by Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob who flew the Me 262 with Jagdverband 44 "Galland"
208 Bober, HelmuthUffz9/5/1922Neuköln, Berlin5/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332146 (lost 6/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 June, 1944; two aircraft collided as a result of propeller gust. The other AC was flown by Lt Rudolf Beinhardt, however there was no AC identification data on the crash report. Reamining crew: Uffz Hans Tretscher, geb 9/28. 1920 (KIFA), Obs; Ogefr Karl H. Stellmacher, geb 3/22/1922, KIFA, R/O; Fw Emeran Trauenecker, geb 11/20 1914, (WIFA), Wart; Ogefr Günter Plasczymonka, geb 10/23/1919, (WIFA), Gunner and Gefr Heinz Siegemund, geb 9/9/1924, (KIFA), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
209 Bobsien, Hans JochenHptm9/10/1908Dessau A Lehr Grp (probably LG-1, Italy '42) 11/NJG-5 (11/43), NJG-101 (9/44), Stfkpt 8/NJG-5 (3/45) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620651 "C9 + CS" (lost 3/4/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 3/4 March, 1945; failed to return from a night reconnaissance mission in the area of Wittmundhafen, Operation Gisela. Believed crashed into the North Sea. A pathfinder pilot for JG-6, leading them to the Volkel Holland airfield (with little success). Only about 9 Ju 88G-6 AC made it to Volkel.
210 Bocitek, HansUffz11/JG-6 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785115 (or 785117 JG-6 List) "Yellow 5" (lost 3/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 March, 1945 during aerial combat in the Forst area. Alternate spelling: Bocizek (JG-6 List).
211 Bock, HansUffz13/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162427 "Yellow 16" (lost 3/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1944 during aerial combat at Chioggia, south of Venedig (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 25 February, 1944, no lovation.
212 Bock, HansOfwIV(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682940 (lost 2/19/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 February, 1945, cause and location not reported.
213 Bock, Karl HeinzOblt10/17/19176/KG-26 (3/41)He 111H-6 Werk # 4433 "1H + EP" (lost 1/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/17/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with his entire crew, 26 January, 1942, when his ac crashed into the sea N of Heraklion, Crete, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger War Cem. at Maleme, Chania, Crete, Blk 1): Ofw Herbert Schütz, Obs (Gr 387); Uffz Horst Brückner, R/O (Gr 386); Fw Hans Katen, Flt Engr (Gr 389) and Gefr Willi Wittich, Gnr (Gr 390). Pilot Oblt Bock buried in Grave 388 (D.Drury). One of two AC sent to attack shipping west of Crete on 19 March, 1941.
Maleme, Greece
214 Böck, WernerOfw7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0192 "F8 + ER" (lost 3/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost with five crew over the Atlantic on 24 March, 1943. Source: Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, H. Breuer): Added: Remaining crew (those buried are at Cuacos de Yuste, Row 3): Fw Georg Markert, Co-pilot (KIA, bur Gr 34); Uffz Hans Moeller (or Möller), R/O 1 (KIA, bur Gr 31); Uffz Harald Santler, R/O 2 (KIA, bur Gr 33); Ofw Hans Müller, Flt Engr (KIA, bur Gr 29) and Ogefr Walter Rettke, Gnr (MIA). Ofw Werner Böck listed as MIA (D.Drury).
215 Bock, WolfgangUffz2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0188 "9V + FK" (lost 5/26/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA while serving as Co-pilot for Oblt Hans Georg Bretnütz on 26 May, 1944; sd into the Atlantic by a Sea Hurricane of FAA 835 Sq., piloted by Lt Allen Burgham, off HMS Nairana. See Oblt Hans Georg Bretnütz for further detail (D.Drury).
216 Bockheim, HansLt47/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 2/JG-3 (8/42)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 27 may, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 16 August, 1942. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 4 September, 1942.
217 Bodensteiner, HansOfw3/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
218 Boecker, HeinrichHptm4/14/1912Spenge3/LG-1 (5/41 Crete, 8/41/Med), Stfkpt 12/LG-1, numerous Staff positionsJu 88A-5 Werk # 2262 "L1 + LL" (interned 5/22/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6311 "L1 + SL" (lost 8/6/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Wk# 6311 was reported lost 6 August, 1941, fuel pump failure, landing near the shore at Fethiye. The remaining crew interned in Ankara. Boecker eventually repatriated and became Stfkpt in 12/LG-1. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Mössner, Obs; Gefr Kurt Hüttl, R/O and Gefr Horst Täsch (or Hans Tesch?, see below), Gnr. Wk# 2262 was reported lost (interned) 22 May, 1941, hit by AA fire over Crete, force landed in Turkey. Pilot and crew repatriated uninjured. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Mössner, Obs; Fw Fritz Jährling, R/O and Gefr Hans Tesch, Gnr (Özkan Türker). Deceased 2 February, 1987, Bielefeld.
219 Boereck, Hans JoachimUffz25/JG-26Fw 190A-8 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Dinxperlo on 17 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 N of Emmerich on 19 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Böreck.
220 Bogasch, HansFw4/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5181 "White 4 + -" (lost 9/27/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 27 September, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at Morrison House Farm, near St Nicholas at Wade, Thanet.
221 Bogatzki, HansLt21/ZG-76Bf 110G Werk # 120043 (lost 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 opposing the Berlin Raid northeast of Magdeburg. The AC crashed 3 miles southwest of Greienthal. One known victory, a B-17 7 km N of Aschaffenburg on 14 October, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 S of Landshut on 25 February, 1944.
222 Böhle, ErichLt3(F)/123 (Buc-Brest Süd)Ju 88A-1 "4U + BL" (lost 9/7/40) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW-WIA 7 September, 1940; sd during a recon mission over Liverpool harbor by a Spitfire of RAFVR Operational Training Sq. No. 7, piloted by then F/Sgt Lionel S. Pilkington, DFM (KIA 9/20/41, then F/Lt). With only a starboard engine, Böhle made an emergency landing 1km SW of Drum Ddu, Wales, near Mallwyd Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Remaining crew (POW-WIA): Oblt Hans Kauter, Obs; Uffz Gotthard Leisler, R/O and Fw Walter Kobold, Gnr. The crew were interned in Canada. Source: via Dave Drury. Added: Another source suggests the Spitfire(s) were of No.226 Sq, and chased a damaged Do 215B (?) from Norwich to the Dutch coast, off Walcheren Island (R.Randall).
223 Böhm, Johann "Hans"Lt9/22/19194/JG-51 Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1162 "White 4" (lost 7/8/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 July, 1940 after a Spitfire piloted by Sgt E.A. Mould of RAF No. 74 Sq. hit his radiator and he made a forced landing on the slopes of Bladbean Hill, above the village of Elham, in Kent. He suffered a slight head injury when he made the force landing. He was the first Luftwaffe fighter pilot to be shot down over England, (but not including losses at sea). Source: John Weal. Alternate spelling: Boehm.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Böhm's 109 after crashing

Broome Park, Denton, following the forced-landing of his Messerschmitt Bf 109E
224 Bohn, Paul SeppOblt5/14/1915Dallau54/NJG-2 (6/41 Gilze-Rijen)Bf 110C, Do 215B, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0794 "R4 + GM" (lost 6/26/41)EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 June, 1941 during an intruder mission NE of Greenwich, when he was killed by the Whitleys return fire. R/O Lindner took over the controls of the diving Ju 88, and managed to level off and landing in Italy. Gunner Hans Engmann and R/O Uffz Walter Lindner bailed safely over Charleville France after attaching Bohns body to a static line, and extricating him. His body was found 12 days later. The AC continued on after all bailed, and crashed at Mailen, in northern Italy. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Hampden at Scampton on 17 December, 1940. His 2nd and 3rd, a Wellington and a Whitley, both northeast of Bacton on 11-12 June, 1941. His 4th, a Wellington 200 km east of Spurn Head on 20-21 June, 1941. His 5th, a Whitley 50 km east of Harwich on 26 June, 1941.
225 Böhter, Hans GeorgUffz6/JG-26 (joins 10/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400242 "Black 1" (lostFighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 in "Black 1" during aerial combat with a P-51 of 78FG at St. Vith-Bastogne.A of 1998, his remains have not been found.
226 Boldt, Hans GeorgOfwIII/KGzbV-1 (11/42), 2/KG-200 (11/44 Mühldorf)JU 52, Ar 232B-09 Werk # 0110031 "G6 + UY" (11/44), captured B-17 (4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: In November, 1944, Ofw Boldt was engaged in landing behind Russian lines, supplying front line troops and returning with wounded troops (H.D.Zemke).
227 Boltenstern, Hans vonHptmKdr Erprobunsgruppe (Test Unit)-210 (8/40)Bf 110C & D & Bf 109EDestroyer Operational Clasp
228 Boltstern, Hans vonHptmKdr Erpro-210 Bf 110D/0 Werk # 3390 "S9 + AB" (lost 9/4/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 4 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing off Littlehampton. His unnamed gunner also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: His unnamed gunner, Fw Fritz Schneider (geb 3/8/1915) KIA, bur CC, Blk 4, Gr 46 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
229 Bonath, HansHptm3/25/1919LippstadtWekusta 1, Wekusta 1/Ob,d.LJu 88D-1RK3/26/44

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Deceased 25 December, 2004, Hamburg.
230 Bondick, HansLt1(F)/122 (Africa)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430121 "F6 + EH" (lost 2/14/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bone Oran 14 February, 1943, probably due to enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
231 Bongartz, HansGefr11/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163649 "White 2" (lost 6/28/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166134 "White 1" (lost 8/8/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51 in the area of Ceara-Dois Romania. WIA 28 June, 1944 during aerial combat with B-24s south of Bucarest, crashed at Corabia Romania. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 W of Ploesti on 23 June, 1944.
232 Boos, HansOblt41JG-3, 12/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stab IV/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-51 (S.U. 4/43)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7199 "White 1" (lost 4/21/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 April, 1943, bailing out during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5345, and his chute failed to open. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 28 June, 1941. Another DB-3 on 4 July, 1941. An I-16 on 5 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 9 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 August, 1941, an R-5 and two R-10s. A Pe-2 on 12 October, 1941. An R-3 on 13 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 5 November, 1941. An I-61 on 2 December, 1941. An R-10 on 7 December, 1941. A Pe-2 on 29 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 3 June, 1942. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 3 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. An R-10 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 24 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Syberplowka on 17 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. Two Il-2s on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 17 March, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 18 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 20 April, 1943, one day before his death.
233 Boos, HansFw1/KG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6773 "V4 + AH" (lost 7/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew along the southern coast of Sicily 12 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
234 Bör, ReinholdOfw3/KG-27He 111H-4 Werk # 6993 "1G + HL" (lost 4/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot uninjured 1 April, 1941 during aerial combat with RAF fighters and sd off St Davids Head, UK. Remaining crew: Obs Fw Hans Hegemann (KIA); R/O Fw Willi Eckold (KIA); Gnr Fw Albert Ullmann (uninjured) and 2nd Gnr Gefr Heinz Dahmen (KIA). Added: The deceased buried at Glencree. Hegemann in Gr 29; Eckold in Gr 26 and Dahmen in Gr 27 (D.Drury).
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
235 Borcher, HansFw4/ZG-76 (5/41 Syria)Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspKIA 17 May, 1941, no further detail given. Part of Kdo. Junck in support of the Iraqi rebellion against the British. Wiki Luft data.
236 Borchers, Hans JürgenOblt5Stab I/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1979 (30% dam 9/2/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed on takeoff from Colombert on 2 September, 1940, pilot OK.
237 Bord,Hptm1Stfkpt 9/ZG-26 (1/41 N. Africa)Bf 110D "3U + KT"Destroyer Operational ClaspSource: Bf 110 Loss List, however the only note was that this Bf 110D carried large drop tanks, was not a Loss. This may be Hans Bord, altho the rank of Lt in 1944 doesnt match.
238 Bord, HansLt12/ZG-26Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 3 km N of Celle on 10 February, 1944.
239 Borgards, HermannOfwTorpedostaffel 1/Ku.Fl.Gr-406 (Sola)He 115B/C 0002 088 "K6 + OH" (lost 2/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 6 February, 1944; while on route to Trondheim, he was attacked by a Norwegian Mosquito, piloted by Lt Hans Engebretsen. One engine caught fire and the ac crashed burning into the sea at Fröysjoen. Remaining crew: Lt Heinrich Scholmann, Obs (MIA); Uffz Heinz Piechocki, R/O (KIA); Uffz Konrad Esser, Mech (KIA) and one unnamed technician. The deceased are buried in the Solheim, Bergen (Flyvrak Norway).
240 Börner, HansFw4/KG-4 (Rhodes-Gadurra)He 111P-2 Werk # 2156 "5J + KM" (lost 5/17/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 17 May, 1941, after being sd at the Suez Canal, probably by ground fire. Remaining crew: Fw Helmut Hahn, Obs; Uffz Peter Vertens, R/O and Fw Hans Püschel, Flt Engr, no VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
241 Borreck, Hans-JoachimUffz66/JG-26 (9/44), 5/JG-26 (11/44)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 750132 "White 8" (lost 11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 November, 1944 near Dueren by AA fire from the 555th AA Bn. shortly after downing his 6th, a P-47 at low altitude. Shot down 3 September, 1944 along with Emil Lang and Alfred Gross. A promising Nachwuchs, he made a forced landing at another Belgian field and caught a ride to Düsseldorf. Gross bailed out, badly wounded, but never returned to JG-26. Lang was killed in an inverted dive, hitting the ground and exploding ia a fireball, The victors were P-51s of 55th FG, 338th FS. One known early victory, a Spitfire at Fauville-en-Caux on 17 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 at Beauvais-Tille on 18 August, 1944. A P-47, later the same day, at Clermont. His 4th, a P-51 at Dinxperlo on 17 September, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 6th victory, a P-47 of 36FG, 22FS at Gey, SW of Düren, on 6 November, 1944, just minutes before his death.
242 Bosch, HansOblt1Stab II/JG-27 (7/40)Bf 109E & F (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first, a Blenheim at Texel on 29 July, 1940, a Lt at the time. A P-40 near Hamman-Quasaba, south of Haggag-el-Quasaba N. Africa, on 13 July, 1942.
243 Bosselmann, HansLt6/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 2431 "3U + HN" (lost 6/24/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspShot down in Wk# 2431 by flak on 24 June, 1941 at Molodeewno-Lida, crew returned (Bf 110 Loss List). This may be Peter Bosselmann, later in SKG-210, a logical progression.
244 Bötel, Hans GeorgLt36/NJG-2 (7/42 Leeuwarden) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2667 "R4 + EP" (lost 7/3/42) EK 1 & 3
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 2/3 July, 1942 when his 110 crashed at Britswerd Holland, north of Sneek, on his final approach to the Leeuwarden airfield. Remaining crew disposition unknown (DeSwart & Boilten). Added: Both Lt Bötel and his R/O-Gnr, Gefr L.Radecker, are buried Yssel, Lt Bötel AR-6-142, Gefr Radecker AR-6-140 (SGLO).
245 Bott, HansLt3/16/1921Calw1FFS A/B 10 ('43), JG-104, JG-1 (3/44) 1/JG-400 (8/44), Rammkommando "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109G, Me 163B in JG-400 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Leipzig on 24 August, 1944. Took part in the ramming attempt against B-17s of 452BG on 7 April, 1945.
246 Botterbrodt, HelmutOblt10/8/19121/Kü.Fl.Gr 106 (Legion Condor), II/KGr.z.b.V.-1, 1/KG-40 (1/44)He 60 in 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.106, He 177A-3 Werk # 535741 "CJ + FO" (lost 1/22/44)
Spanish Cross
Bomber Operational Clasp
Failed to return from a mission over London England the night of 21/22 January, 1944. The crew were able to bail by Chateaudun, therefore, presumed POWs. Remaining crew: StFw Otto Schelldorfer, Fw Wilhelm von Trott zu Soltz, Fw Hans Streller, Uffz Herbert Schulze and Uffz Jakob Koch. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
247 Böttger, Hans GeorgHptmII/SKG-10 (5/43 Channel)Fw 190A-5/U8Assault Operational ClaspII/SKG-10 Personnel list. Source: Colin Fuller.
248 Boudick, HansLt1(F)/122 (Decimo Sardinia)Ju 88D-1 (Trop) Werk # 430121 "F6 + EH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 14 February, 1943; shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt C.P. Ashworth, 20 miles north of Cape Bougaroun. Remaining crew (MIA): StabsFw Theodor Schäfer, Obs; Uffz Heinz Krempel, R/O and Gefr Hans Rollwege, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
249 Bournot, HeinzUffz2(F)/123Do 17P Werk # 0147 "4U + EK" (lost 5/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 12 May, 1940 when he was shot down by a host of French Morane 406's of GCII/2, while on a recon mission. He made a successful belly landing at Mettet, SE of Charleroi, Belgium, and the crew were promptly captured by the French. As with so many French captives, they were liberated the following month. They continued to combat duties in the Mediterranean Theater. Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Weichsel (or Weicksel), (POW/WIA) and Ogefr Herbert Richter (POW) (D.Drury).
250 Braasch, Hans OttoUffz12/NJG-2 (Reich Def) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620814 "4R + NW" (lost 2/1/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 1 February, 1945 in the Küstrin area, cause unknown. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Küstrin today, is in Poland, and named Kostrzyn, nad Odra. The Remaining crew, all shown as MIA, believed to be Uffz Rudolf Abel and Fw Eugen Pieper (D.Drury).
251 Brack, GüntherLt3/StG-1Ju 87B-2 "A5 + IL"Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHit by armored train fire while flying over Abisko Sweden, this AC made a belly landing on the shore of Torne Träsk on 2 June, 1940. The crew were unhurt in the crash. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Ott. The AC was returned to Germany on 31 October, 1940. Source: B.Widfeldt
252 Brand, Hans JürgenLtI/StG-1, I/SG-1Ju 87D-3 & D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
253 Brand, Hans-Joachim 'Cherry'Hptm5/16/1916Lüneburg4/StG-2, 8/StG-77, 6/StG-77, Stfkpt 1/SG-77, Stfkpt 2/SG-77, Kdr II/SG-77Ju 87D, Fw 190F & G in SG-77

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/13/42)
EK 1(7/2/40) & 2(9/39)
Dive Bomber w/Pend.& Assault Operational Clasps
KIA 18 April, 1945 between Cottbus and Guben, in the Niederlausitz, when his Fw 190 was hit by Soviet flak in a dive, and crashed from 500 meters altitude. 964 missions including about 150 in the Fw 190. He had been nominated for the Oak Leaves.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans-Joachim Brand was shot down by Soviet flak on 18 April 1945 near Cottbus while flying a ground-attack mission. His Focke Wulf Fw 190F was hit by anti-aircraft fire at a height of 1,600 feet and he fatally crashed near Alteno/Luckau in the Spreewald. His body was never recovered. During his career he flew 964 missions and he had been nominated for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, which was never approved.
254 Brandenburg, Hans JürgenOblt5/30/1919Neustrelitz, Stargard3/KG-2Do 17Z-3 (lost 8/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1940 after being shot down by three Hurricanes while on a mission in the Canterbury area. The ac crashed at the Hornchurch airfield. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Eugen Genter (geb 2/28/19 Freiburg), Bombardier; Gefr Kurt Hirsch (geb 12/21/18 Sprottau), R/O and Flg Hans Koch (geb 6/20/18 Essleben), Gunner. Source: Lw. Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: Their Do 17 was attacked by three Hurricanes of No. 56 Sq., and exploded, the remains falling on the beac at Whitstable, Kent. The four deceased are buried in a collective grave at CC, Plot 9, Row 8, Gr 49 (D/Drury).
Cannock Chase
255 Brandes, RichardUffz8/KG-77Do 17Z Werk # 2642 "3Z + GS" (lost 7/3/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 3 July, 1940; sd with wounds when he was attacked by Hurricanes of No. 32 Sq., piloted by P/O Peter Gardner, Sgt William Higgins and Sgt Edward Bayley. The ac crashed at Paddock Wood, Kent. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Georg Gallion, Obs (POW/WIA); Ogefr Erich Hofmann, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Waldemar Theilig, Flt Engr (KIA). Hofmann & Theilig buried at CC, Plot 7, Row 1; Hofmann in Gr 248; Theilig in Gr 249 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
256 Brändlin, HansUffz1/JG-102 (Aalborg Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140157 (lost)Student PilotKIC 19 September, 1944 when he lost control of his 109 as he passed through a cloud formation. He gained some sort of control and attempted an emergency landing near Hals Denmark, but was killed when he plowed through 100 meters of trees. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 29 September, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
257 Brandt, HansUffz12/JG-1Bf 109EEK2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 June, 1940 during a strafing attack on the French airfield at Chateauroux, when he collided with another Bf 109E flown by Fritz Stahn. Both pilots were killed. One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-451 at Beauvais, 6 June, 1940.
258 Brandt, HansFw13/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 May, 1944.
259 Brandt, Hans FriedrichHptm5/1/1921SchleswigLKS-1 ('38), III/KG-27 ('39), Stab/NJG-6 (9/43), I/NJG-6 (3/44, Stfkpt 5/NJG-5 (4/44), Stfkpt 5/NJG-6 (6/44), Stfkpt Schulstaffel/NJG-6 (8/44), IV/NJG-6 (12/44), Stfkpt Stabstaffel/NJG-6 (2/45)He 60 & He 111 ('39), Ju 88, Bf 110G-4 (dam 3/31/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk "2Z + AV" (lost 12/26/1944) Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp Injured in a crash, 30/31 March, 1944; colliding on landing at Mainz-Finthen. Source: M. Balss. Shot down without injury the night of 26/27 December, 1944; hit by AA fire, no location. On 8 February, 1945, he was removed from flight status due to illness and became Göring's personal pilot (LOCS).
260 Brandt, HelmutHptm1907Stfkpt 6/KG-55 (5/40)He 111P Werk # 1525 "G1 + EP" (lost) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 25 September, 1940; sd with wounds on a Filton bombing raid after taking starboard engine hits and others from Spitfires of RAF No.152 Sq and Hurricanes from RAF No.238 Sq.. The Spitfires were piloted by F/O I.N.Bayles and F/Sgt K.C.Holland. The Hurricanes were piloted by P/O J.R.Urwin-Mann and F/Sgt R.Little. The AC crashed at Church Farm, Woolverton, near Frome, Somerset, at 12:02 hours. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Günter Wittkamp, Observer; Ofw Rudolf Kirchoff, R/O; Uffz Hans Fritz Mertz (or Merz), Mech and Gefr Rudolf Beck, Gunner. The deceased buried CC, Block 6, Graves 11 to 14.Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
261 Brannath, MaxUffz6/6/19143/ZG-2Bf 110C (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC 10 July, 1940 by Bitche-Holbach France during bad weather. His R/O-Gunner this date was a mechanic, Gefr Hans Geidenberger, filling in for the regular R/O. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
262 Bräuherr, JosefOblt4/1/1922DeggendorfII/KG-77 (7/43 Med), Stab/KG-26 (2/45 Vaernes)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3957 "??" (70% dam 7/26/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142497 "1H + AF" (lost 2/9/45) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 9 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). He and his Obsever, Lt Leopold Bökl were injured in a crash at Piacenza 26 July, 1943 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Bräuherr and crew were one of four Ju 88's crashing in he Rabbasen area this date, due to bad weather. All but one crewman survived, namely Uffz Hans Strauhal, of Bräuherr's crew. Remaining Bräuherr crew: Ogefr Herbert Tüngler and Uffz Heinrich Ziesemann (Flyvrak Norway).
263 Braun, HansFw49/JG-4 (10/44), Stab III/JG-4Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Quedlinburg on 12 September, 1944 (Perry Claims). A 2nd, a Spitfire at Emmerich on 27 September, 1944, an Uffz at the time. A 3rd, a P-51 west of Nauen on 6 October, 1944 (Perry Claims). A 4th, P-51 at Havelange/Ardennes on 26 December, 1944 (Perry Claims).
264 Brautigam, HansOfw3/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144551 "B3 + BL" (lost 3/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 27/28 March, 1944 on the Bristol raid, when he was shot down by W/Cdr K.M.Hampshire and F/O T.Condon in a Mosquito XVII of RAAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Walronds Park Farm, Isle Brewers, near Ilminster, Somerset at 23:50 hours. Remaining crew: Ogefr Kurt Chalon, Observer (POW); Uffz Robert Belz, R/O (KIA, bur CC, Plot 7, Row 9, Gr 229) and Ogefr Alfred Maleztki, Mech (POW). Belzs body was found at Isle Brewers on 13 April, 1944. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
265 Brede, Hans JoachimLtJGr Süd, II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 7/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172993 "Brown 10" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 18 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 of 315FS at Beauvais-Tille.
266 Breidenbach, Hans JoachimUffz4/KG(J)-6 (3/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 3/31/45)Fighter Operational ClaspBailed safely 31 March, 1945 after aerial combat with American fighters in the vicinity of the Klecany airfield, Cz.. The ac crashed SE of Kralupy, near Vitavou, towards Chvateruby (P.Krejci/F.Braun 6/2022).
267 Breiler, ErnstFw1(F)/AGr,ObdL. (Oldenburg)He 111P Werk # unk "T5 + AH" (lost 3/7/40) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW 7 March, 1940; sd with wounds after being attacked by five Spitfires of No. 603 Sq., crashed at sea 64 miles east of Aberdeen Scotland (Observer Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Hans Georg Fröse, Obs; Uffz Ernst Kerch, R/O and Uffz Ewald Ofner, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
268 Breitfeld, Hans HeinrichHptm6Stab I/NJG-5 (7/44), 9/NJG-5 (8/44), 3/NJG-5Bf 110EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9 April, 1945; crash landing at Lübeck airfield, cause not given (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Creil on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" N of Chaumont on 15 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Nancy on 25 July, 1944. A 4th "4 mot" E of Königsberg, and a 5th and 6th "4 mot" W of Königsberg, on 30 August, 1944. Magnus Report & Boiten, 9 victories. Alternate spelling: Breitfeldt (Boiten).
269 Breithaupt, HansOblt1/7/19191KG-55, KG-155, IV/KG-30, I/KG-30, Stfkpt 3/NJG-2 (7/44)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620600 (lost 12/1/44) in NJG-2 EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Shot down the night of 30 November/1 December, 1944 by an English Night Fighter. His R/O killed, Breithaupt was thrown clear of the aircraft and was unable to deploy his chute. Flugbuch (4/39 to 4/44). He was a Lufthansa Captain after the war. Deceased 7 June, 1998. Boiten, 1 victory. His G-6 reported lost 1 December, 1944, crashing at Arsbeck, no further detail. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): FhjFw Erik Sellschopp and Uffz Werner Leyh (A. Rosseels).
270 Brenner, GerhardOblt8/29/1918Ludwigsburg1 & 2/LG-1 (5/42 Mediterranean)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5542 "L1 + CH" (lost 6/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 14 June, 1942 S of Insel Gardos (Crete), probably shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 272 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Tuckwell during Operation Vigorous, crew seen to take to their dinghy (Ju 88 Loss List), but rescue attempts found their dingy empty, presuming they had been washed overboard during the night. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Franz Hayer, Obs; Fw Leonard Oesterle, R/O and Ofw Hans Ahrens, Gnr.. Over 100 combat missions.
271 Bretnütz, Hans GeorgOblt2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0188 "9V + FK" (lost 5/26/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 26 May, 1944; sd into the Atlantic by a Sea Hurricane of FAA 835 Sq., piloted by Lt Allen Burgham, off HMS Nairana. Remaining crew: Uffz Wolfgang Bock, Co-pilot; Lt Hans Mahs, Obs; Fw Fritz Wiens, R/O 1; Ogefr friedrich Bauer, R/O 2; Gefr Eduard Mrowczynski, Flt Engr; Uffz Wilhelm Bruckhaus, Gnr 1; Uffz Herbert Möller, Gnr 2; Ogefr Karl Horn, Gnr 3 and Gefr Karl Unger, Gnr 4 (D.Drury).
272 Bretschneider, HansUffzIII/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2046 "T6 + BM" (lost 3/24/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 March, 1942 in the Marsa-Scirocco area after being hit by flak, no mention of crew.
273 Breu, Peter PaulMaj6/13/1915Schwabhausen bei Gotha3 Stfkpt 6/KG-3 (1/41), Kdr II/KG-3 (6/42), Kdr II/KG-76 (45) Ju 88C-6 (destroyer), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1264 "5K + AP" (lost 2/3/42), Ar 234 in KG-76

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" Hanger
Werk # 1264 was lost in a landing accident which killed Uffz Gerhard Richter, his R/O and injured Breu, Fw August Fredericksen, Obs and Uffz Gerhard Walz, Gnr.. Deceased 2 August, 2001, Weingarten.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Signed cover Luftwaffe signed cover - Peter Paul Breu / Wilhelm Antrup / Peter Broich / Wolfgang Bechtle - No. 42 from the Hans Rossbach series of 80

Major Peter Paul Breu (1915-2001) from Schwabhausen / Thuringia from Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow" Peter Paul Breu was born on June 13, 1915 in Schwabhausen near Gotha. Already in 1939 he flew in Poland, over France and England as captain of the 6th Squadron of the combat squadron 3 "Lützow". During the Eastern campaign he took command of the II/KG-3. As such, he destroyed 34 transport trains, bombed recognized enemy positions and recognized an enemy tank breakthrough during a reconnaissance flight in the Kirov area. Breu went on the attack and destroyed no less than 26 tanks. On 02.10.1942 Breu received the Knight's Cross for the three aircraft, which were still shot down by his crew. After the war, Breu established a successful petroleum wholesale business. Peter Paul Breu died on 02.08.2001 in Weingarten near Biberach.
274 Breuckmann, HansUffz2/Fl.ü.G.-1 SüdostBf 109G-6 Werk # 710120 (lost 4/12/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured when bailing from his ac at Brüx CZ 12 April, 1944 due to and engine fire during a delivery flight.
275 Breuer, HansHptm3/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2227 "T6 + BL" (lost 3/14/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1942 near Ljubzy, crashing after being hit by flak. Ju 87 Loss List
276 Breuers, HansUffz15/JG-302Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 NE of Berlin on 24 May, 1944.
277 Brinkmann, HansUffzIII/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163127 "Black 5" (lost 8/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspReported KIA 17 August, 1944, cause and location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
278 Brinkmann, HeinrichLt3/12/1917Flachsberg2/Erpro-210 (Channel) Bf 110D-0 "S9 + NK" (lost 8/14/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp Both Brinkmann and his R/O, Uffz Richard Mayer, were KIA 14 August, 1940, hit by flak at Manston airfield. (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: After being hit by AA fire, he is believed to have collided with Uffz Hans Steding, the two ac crashing Both Brinkmann & Mayer buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11; Brinkmann in Gr 423; Mayer in Gr 425 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
279 Brinkmann, Heinz "Hans"Lt9/JG-54 Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170351 "Yellow 6" (or Yellow 8) (lost 6/10/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 10 June, 1944; aerial combat east of Caen.
280 Brix, Otto ObltStfkpt 1(F)/Ob,d,L. (North Sea)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3164 K9 + AH" (lost 7/6/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 6 July, 1940 at sea off Scotland (?), cause unknown. Two crew, Lt Ewald Kösters and Uffz Hans Berganau were MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Crashed into the North Sea, 100 miles NNE of Aberdeen Scotland after being attacked by a Spitfire of No. 603 Sq.. (Observer Loss List).
281 Bröckelschen, HansLt4/JG-102, Rammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109G-6 "Black 253" w/JG-53 badge under cowl, Bf 109KFighter Operational ClaspSurvived an emergency landing after the 7 April, 1945 Ram-Attack on US bombers. Source: Arno Rose. One of the few survivors of Rammtrager units. Alternate spelling: Broeckelschen.
282 Bröcker, HansOblt5/26/1911Stfkpt 7/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2803 "G1 + LR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 September, 1940, during the Filton bombing raid, when he was attacked by by a Spitfire of RAF No.609 Sq, piloted by P/O N.le C.Agazarian and a Hurricane of RAF No. 238 Sq., piloted by P/O J.R.Urwin-Mann. Also engaged by P/O R.F.G.Miller in another Spitfire of RAF No.609 Sq.. The AC crashed on "Chatsworth", Westminster Rd., Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset at 12:08 hours. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinz Harry Scholz, Observer (KIA); Uffz Kurt Schraps, Mech (POW); Uffz Josef Hanft, Gunner (KIA) and Uffz Günter Weidner, Mech (KIA). The four deceased buried CC, Block 7, Row 4, Graves 93 to 96. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
283 Brockmann, Hans Heinz?Lt16/JG-77Bf 109D & E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 20 km west northwest of Borkum, 18 December, 1939.
284 Brodowski, Hans Heinz?Lt8/1/19172/KG-27He 111P Werk # 3734 "1G + EK" (lost 3/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1941; sd by a Sunderland Flying Boat of RAAF No. 10 Sq., crashing into the sea off the Skellig Rocks, County Kerry. Remaining crew: Ofw Toni Böhner, Obs (KIA, bur Glencree Cem Gr 49); Fw Willi Korell, R/O (MIA) and Fw Friedrich Alter, Mech (MIA). Source: D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Brodski.
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
285 Brökelschen, HansLt9/3/23Asst Flt Instr JG-102 (2/44), JG-53 (1/45), Rammkdo Elbe (4/45)Bf 109G-6 "Black 252" (dam 4/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspSource: A Franks & Murawski online photo submitted by F.Braun. Added: He was uninjured making an emergency landing after a ramming attack in his G-6, 7 April, 1945 (LOCS) Alternate spelling: Brökelschen.
286 Broy, HansOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115B/C Werk # 2733 "K6 + MH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 24 January, 1943 after attacking Convoy JW 52 in the Barentsee. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Arno Kratz, Observer and Uffz Kurt Kleismann, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
287 Bruckmann, HansUffzI/SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # 588214 "Black 9" (lost 1/28/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 28 January, 1945, cause and location not reported.
288 Brüdern, Hans JoachimLt1/10/19203/KG-2 (10/40 Lille)Do 17Z Werk # Unk (10/15/40), Do 17Z Werk # 2584 "U5 + HL" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20 April, 1941 following a crash in the vicinity of Lamia Greece; sd by Hurricanes of No.33 Sq,. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Rudolf Hallfrach, Obs; Fw Heinrich Fehrenbach, R/O and Fw Alois Holler, Gnr. Earlier, on 15 October, 1940, he returned safely to Lille following an equipment failure over England. While losing altitude over England, the flight engineer, Gefr Hans Fellmann, parachuted into Cousley Wood, near Wadhurst, Sussex, and was captured. All others returned to base. Remaining crew: Uffz Richard Trinkner, Obs and Uffz Heinrich Fehrenbach, R/O (D.DRury).
289 Brummerstedt, HansFw10/5/1914Brünsbuttel10/NJG-1 Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6144 "White 10" (lost 12/11/40) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 11 December, 1940 when his 109 crashed into the North Sea by Westkapelle Holland, due to engine damage (DeSwart). Alternate spelling: Brummerstädt. Added: Burial Yssel BC/3/62 (M.deWolf). Note: this loss reported in a JG-1 Casualty List.
290 Bruns, EwaldFw1(H)/23Hs 126 Werk # 4107 "6K + EH" (lost 4/6/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 6 April, 1941 At Kriva-Palanka Yugoslavia, cause unknown. His Observer, Hptm Hans Hoffmann was also killed. Obs Loss List
291 Brussig, ReinholdLt Wekusta 2 (Wettererkundungsstaffel-2 (Weather Sq.) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430061 "GM + CU" (35% dam 5/27/42), Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430017 "SL + GQ" (lost 6/11/42) KIA 11 June, 1942, lost at sea, Pl.Qu. 15W/7030, cause unknown. His remains recovered 29 September, 1942. Remaining crew (MIA): Gottfried Ropp, Uffz Hans Radau, geb. 9/19/20, and Fw Wierbig. Jager Blatt 4 & 6/2001. Added: On an earlier incident, on 27 May, 1942, the crew were uninjured when the ac collided with a windsock in high winds. Note the difference in the names of the same crew members! Lt Otfried Repp, Reg Rat (Met); Uffz Hans Radau, R/O and Fw Johannes Wiersig, Gnr/Mech (absa3945).
292 Brüstellin, Hans-HeinrichObstlt10/20/19094Leg.Condor(36), I/JG-76(later II/JG-54), Kdr I/JG-51(8/40 Wissant), I/JG-53(11/40), JG-54, JG-106Ju 52, Ju 86, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109E-4/B in JG-53; Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-106
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Beauvais, north of Paris, 5 June, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-51. His 2nd, a Hawk-75 over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane on 15 August, 1940, no location. Seriously wounded during this encounter, he managed to return to base where he crash landed his Bf 109E, and was pulled from the burning wreckage. This kept him out of action for seven weeks. Channel pilot. Brüstellin replaced Hans Karl Mayer as Kdr I/JG-53 after Mayers death in October, 1940. Hans was Stfkpt of 3/JG-135 until named Kdr of I/JG-51 in October, 1939, replacing Ernst von Berg. He was Kdr JG-106 in September, 1944. Deceased 7 February, 1997. Alternate spelling: Brustellin.
293 Bubel, OttoFw11/TG-2 Ju 52/3m Werk # 640612 "8T + LV" (lost 2/11/45) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 11 February, 1945 when his ac was lost due to unknown circumstancesduring a flight from Papa to Budapest, both in Hungary. Remaining crew (desig unk): Uffz Fritz Polster (MIA), Fw Günther Stenz (KIA) and Uffz Hans Hülshoff (KIA). VDK burial matches found for Uffz Hülshoff and Fw Stenz. Uffz Hülshoff has not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Budapest, Fehervari ut, Hungary. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Budaörs, Hungary. Fw Stenz is buried at Budaörs in Blk 1, among the unknowns (D.Drury).
294 Buchholz, Erich Oblt6 5/JG-1 (6/42), 6/JG-1 (4/43 Woensdrecht), Stfkpt 9/JG-1 (11/43), Acting Kdr III/JG-1 (7/44) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2125 "Black 5" & A-3 in 5/JG-1 (6/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7027 "Yellow 3" (35% dam 4/10/43), Bf 109G-6 in 9 Stf
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured when he overturned on landing at Woensdrecht on 10 April, 1943, pilot error. Two known victories, both on 29 November, 1943; a B-17 off Den Helder, and a 2nd, a P-38 at Börger, SW of Oldenburg. His 6th, a P-51 N of Berlin on 30 May, 1944. Brother to Hans and Günther Buchholz. Died in a civilian air crash in Ireland in 1961.
295 Buchholz, Günther Alfred?Lt56/JG-1 (Woensdrecht 6/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7024 "Yellow 11" (lost 6/17/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680534 "Yellow 7" (lost 5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 May, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters at Osterwiehe, crashing at Lippstad. Buried Emden-Bolardusfriedhof, Grave 114. WIA when his A-4 crashed 2km east of Vlissingen Holland on 17 June, 1943; aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF Nos. 331 & 332 (Norwegian) Sqs. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). One known victory, his 5th, a B-17 in the Görlitz area on 29 May, 1944. Brother to Erich and Hans Buchholz. Magnus.
296 Buchholz, HansLt7/15/1919OsteelII/StG-1 (4/42), 7/StG-1 (7/43 S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5611 (80% dam 4/18/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2613 "J9 + HH" (lost 7/15/43) EK 2
Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 15 July, 1943; made an emergency landing SE of Jagodnaje after being hit by enemy return fire. His unnamed R/O returned WIA (Ju 87 Loss List). The remains of Lt Buchholz have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Jagodnaje. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Duchowschtschina, Russia. Earlier, on 18 April, 1942, Lt Buchholz and his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Bayerlein, were both wounded when Wk# 5611 was hit by flak, and came down at Jucknow (eng. Yukhnov). Source: D.Drury. A brother to Erich and Günther Buchholz.
297 Buchholz, HansHptm7/28/1908Alt Landsberg - BrandenburgI/KG-40 (1/40), 1/KG-40 (3/41), Stfkpt 2/KG-40 (5/41)He 111 in 1940, Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0060 "F8 + DH" (lost 5/19/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 19 May, 1941; shot down at sea by by return fire from the freighter SS Umgeni west of Donegal Bay, Ireland. His body and that of 1st R/O Ofw Paul Schmidt were recovered and buried at sea. Five survived and became POWs: Ofw Otto Kroke, Co-pilot; Maj Friedrich Karl Keller, Reg Rat; Uffz Erhard Milde, 2nd R/O; Ofw Erich Kielke, Flt Engr and Fw Kurt Brattke, Gnr.. (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer & D. Drury).
298 Buchholz, Hans JoachimLt10/8/19215/Bo.Fl.Gr. 196 Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0173 (lost 6/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 25 June, 1942 when his ac was lost at Morgat Bay due to pilot error while on a practice bombing exercise. His passenger, Ofw Waldemar Varenkamp (geb 6/9/1913 Saarbrücken), HB, KIC, bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 1, Row 1, Gr 10 (absa3945 & LOCS).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
299 Buchmüller, HansUffz11/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162267 "White 18" (lost 3/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s 50km SE of Fiume. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 15 km WNW of Krainberg on 25 February, 1944.
300 Büchner, HansOfwTG (Transport) unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
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