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201 Börner, KarlUffz19/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5408 "Yellow 8" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 21 August, 1942 when his A-2 experienced engine failure and he crashed at Moorsele, injuring himself. One known victory, his 1st, a Defiant north of Dunkirk on 25 July, 1942.
202 Borris, KarlMaj3/3/1916Heinsdorf, Brandenburg435/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (8/41), Stfkpt 8/JG-26 (5/43), Kdr I/JG-26 (6/43)Bf 109E-3 Werk # unk (lost 5/13/40) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-0 "Blk 1", Fw 190A-2 Wk # 20216 "Blk 7 + I + I"(3/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7326 "Black 19 + I" (lost 5/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2 Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 May, 1940 in his E-3 in aerial combat with a Defiant, crashing 2e Dwarsweg, at Numansdorp, near Dordrecht. 4 bombers. One known victory, a B-17 on 4 April, 1943, of the 305BG, 366BS flown by Lt Harold P. Neill. Two were killed, the rest were POWs. Shot down 14 May, 1943, in Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7326 "Black 19"; he was fortunate to survive bailing out when his chute failed to open properly. Another victory, a B-17 # 42-30389 "Dear Mom" of 94BG, 331BS, crashing at Lummen, Be. with the loss of six crew. His 30th, a Spitfire E of Furnes on 19 September, 1943. A P-51 at Recklinhausen on 23 September, 1944. All victories in the West. His first victory, a Hurricane northwest of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, both Hurricanes at Maidstone on 13 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane 30 km NW of Folkestone on 6 September, 1940. His 43rd, and last victory, a Spitfire at Ibbenbüren on 14 January, 1945. One of very few Pre-war pilots to survive the war! Borris was the only pilot to serve in JG-26 from 1939 to VE day in 1945. Flew Fw 190D-9s in 1945. Deceased 18 August, 1981.

June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert

203 Bosse, Karl HeinzLt1/19/1925 III/JG-3, 12/JG-3 (Eperstedt 11/44) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464107 "Blue 11" (11/44) Fighter Operational Clasp Survived the war. Source: M. Sergent.
204 Bothfeld, Karl HeinzFw11/JG-27Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lysander at La Chapelle on 16 May, 1940.
205 Bott, KarlGefr2/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1268 "Black 5" (lost 10/27/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 27 October, 1940 after being shot down by Fl/Lt McKellar of RAF No. 605 Sq. at East Park, East Grinstead UK.
206 Bötticher, KarlLtLegion CondorBf 109D
Spanish Cross
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed in Spain.
207 Böttner, Karl-HeinzFw258/JG-77 (4/43 Tunisia; 5/43 Med; 5/44 Romania), 11/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16596 (lost 4/26/43; injured, overturned on landing at Korbous after gunfire damage), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18105 "Black 12" in 8 Staffel (7/43; later lost by another pilot at Chilivani), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760209 "Black 12" (10% dam 5/5/44; crash SW of Mizil, combat engine dam, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163120 "Black 12" (lost 5/31/44; WIA, combat with a P-51 N. of Bukarest, bailed safely), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330231 "Yellow 3" (his usual until lost by Ofw Karl Gabriel 11/27/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330196 (or 330198?) (lost 12/31/44) in 11 Staffel
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (8/31/43)
Shot down 31 December, 1944 by Spitfires. He was forced to bail out of his damaged K-4. Badly injured, he was sent to a hospital, and would never fly again. He came to III Group at the end of 1942, having fought in Africa, Italy and Romainia, gaining many victories. 13 bombers. His 1st aerial victory was a Spitfire on 4 May, 1943, at the end of the N.African campaign. His 2nd, in Sicily, a B-25 on 18 June, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38F on 24 June, 1943. His 5th, a Beaufighter over s.Italy, 28 August, 1943. Numerous victories over Romania in April, 1944. A B-24 in the Balkans on 5 April, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 on 24 April, 1944 in the Balkans still. His 15th, still in the Balkans, a B-24 (HSS) at Liegeplatz: Mizil/Rum (Romania) on 15 July, 1944. His 17th & 18th, both B-24s over the Balkans, on 28 July, 1944. A P-51 over the Balkans on 10 August, 1944. His 20th, 21st, and 22nd, all Yak 9s over Romania on 20 August, 1944. His 23rd & 24th, an IL-2 and a Yak 9 over Romania on 21 August, 1944. His 25th, a Yak 9 over Romania on 23 August, 1944.
208 Botzmann, KurtOfw11/10/1911Kaiserslautern8/KG-40Fw 200C-4 (lost 12/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 December, 1943; crashed at Saint Sulpice, near Limoges, during a delivery flight, when the AC struck a power line. Botzmann buried Ehrenfriedhof, Block H 23. Only one crewman, the Gunner, Ogefr Karl Oedzich (sp), geb 1/13/1922 survived with injuries. The others were buried in the Ehrenfriedhof, Cognac. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Horst Czerny, geb 2/9/1922, K.Obs; Uffz Hermann Bloos, geb 10/18/1920, Co-pilot; Gefr Karl Radmacher, geb 3/28/1923, Obs; Uffz Fritz Badenhoop, geb 7/3/1921, Mech. The two R/Os spelling blurred; looked like Iahlig and Xukasch. Source: B.Bines.
209 Boy, WernerLt7/11/19211/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1334 "M2 + CH" (lost 4/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1942 after being shot down on a mission to York by a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by Frenchman W/O Yves Mahe. Its controls damaged, the AC crashed at Crockey Hill, 3.5 miles south of York. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Karl H. Kugler, Observer, Gefr Willi Schindler, wireless operator and Gefr Heinz Müller, gunner. The crew managed to bail safely, however, Boy was still on board when the AC crashed. Added: Buried CC, 3/12/363 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
210 Boywitt, BernhardUffzStab(F)/Seeaufklärings Gr. 126BV 138C-1 Werk # 310101 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945, beleived to have crashed in Fakse Bugt Bay, southwest of Stevns Klint Denmark, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Friedrich Schecker, Obs (MIA); Uffz Franz Furtner, Mech (MIA); Uffz Friedrich Gerards, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Karl Heinz Hentges, Gunner (KIA). The bodies of Gerards and Hentges washed ashore in Faxe Bay, and were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 16 February, 1945. Source: Air War over Denmark.
211 Brachthäuser, KarlOfw1/KGzbV-102Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
212 Brand, KarlOblt9/18/1913Münster3/KG-54 (5/40), Adj Stab II/KG-54 (Evreux)He 111P (lost 5/11/40), Ju 88A Werk # Unk "B3 + DC" (lost 5/28/1941)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 28 May, 1941, while flying as observer for Oblt Erich Heinrichs, sd by a Beaufighter during Operation Channel Dash, west of Ireland. POW (briefly) 11May, 1940 during the French Campaign. Source: A. Rosseels & D.Drury.
213 Brandes, Karl HeinzOblt8/8/20201ZG-76, II & III/NJG-1, 7 & 4/NJG-2 (9/42), 11/NJG-3 (Grove 5/43)Bf 110, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360301 "D5 + HW" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 18 May, 1943 when, during a training exercise, his Ju 88 crashed at Nissum Norre, near Nykobing and burst into flames, killing the three man crew. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Hugo Corfu Geb 12/5/21), R/O and Lt Kurt Klose (geb 10/20/20), Flt Engr. All three were retrieved from the wreckage and buried in the Lemvig Cemetery; Brandes in Gr 71, Corfu in Gr 72 and Klose in Gr 73. Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a Lancaster on 25 September, 1942. Boiten, 3 victories.
214 Brandis, Felix MariaOblt9/9/191618Stfkpt 1(Z)/JG-77 (6/41 Finland), Kdr 13(Z)/JG-5 (1/42), Stfkpt 6(Z)/JG-5 (2/42)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4114 "LN + FR" (Interned Sweden 9/1/41), Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2546 "LN + AR" (lost 2/2/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 2 February, 1942 in his E-2 at Olanga Norway due to poor visibility. Buried Rovaniemi-Norvajaerui, 3-4, Finland (Rosseels). His R/O/Gunner, Fw Herbert Baus was lightly wounded. Brandis became the first casualty of his 6(Z)/JG-5. Barbarossa pilot. He was reported to have made an emergency landing in Wk# 4114 at Tärendö Sweden on 1 September, 1941, due to lack of fuel after a combat mission in Russia (Source: SIG Norway). His R/O, Uffz Herbert Baus was injured. His E-1 was also flown by Karl F. Koch. After the Swedes inspected his undamaged E-1, it was returned to Germany on 18 September, 1941 (Source: B.Widfeldt). One known victory, a Hudson into the sea off Bergen, 80 km west of Herdla, on 1 June, 1941. In the winter of 1941-42, Brandis and Baus shot down 14 Soviet aircraft. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
215 Brandl, KarlFw1I(Pz)/ZG-1 (S.U.), Flight Instr-Wertheim, 6/ZG-76 (44)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/1/43), EP(10/2/42),

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(3/16/44)
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Severely wounded 16 March, 1944. Flugbuch 42-44. One know victory, a B-17 at Florsheim on 14 October, 1943.
216 Braun, HerbertUffz3/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144361 "3E + HL" (lost 3/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 March, 1943 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter believed to be that of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by F/O Wallace, crashing northwest of Hartlepool. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Albert Knittel, Observer, Uffz Karl Panzer, wireless operator and Gefr Hubert Grote, gunner.
217 Braun, KarlLt9/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410219 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 11/13/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Osnabrück.
218 Braunert, Karl HeinzOgefr12/30/19244/JG-26Fw 190D-9/R11 Werk # 210955 "Black 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 on the return from the Grimbergen airfield assault during Operation Bodenplatte, crashing near Vremde, SE of Antwerp. Many were lost to their own AA fire. Buried Lommel, Block 51/300 (Rosseels). Alternate spelling: Braunnert.
Lommel, Belgium
219 Brausch, KarlOblt2/StG-2 (5/40 France; 1/42/S.U.)Ju 87R (lost 5/15/40), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2055 "T6 + BB" (lost 1/19/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1942, probably flak at Staraja-Russa, no mention oc crew disposition (Ju 87 Loss List). KIA (POW?...released after Frence Armistice?) 15 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Cortil-Noiremont. Source: A. Rosseels. This could be twp different pilots with the same name.
220 Bredhauer, Karl Charly10/9/1919KG Units 1941 to 1944, ERG-Ost, II/JG-54Ju 52, Ju 88, Ju 188, Fw 190A in ERG & JG-54Bomber Operational ClaspOn 8 May, 1945, he flew from Lithuania to Flensburg with two persons in the fuselage of an Fw 190A. Deceased 29 September, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
221 Brehm, AdolfUnkIV/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (dam 1/6/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac damaged 6 January, 1944 near the Toulouse airfield by a Mosquito (?) Night Fighter. The extent of damage and crew dispositio unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Leopold Wimmer, Obs; Ogefr Karl Geiger, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Wieland, Gnr (12 O'clock High Forum).
222 Breitenbürger, Karl HeinzOfw5/Sch.G-1Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
223 Bremann, KarlUffzErg/NAGr-3 (Bromberg 5/43)Bf 109G-8, Bf 110Night Observer Operational ClaspAttended Destroyer School and believed assigned to operations in the SU. Source: Das Kleeblatt via Klaus Klee, son of Uffz Ferdinand Klee.
224 Bresoschek, KarlHptmActing Kdr III/JG-77 (10/43; Kdr 6/44 Romania)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163115 "Black << - +" (70% dam 6/6/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat, crash landed ESE of Mizil (Bf 109 Loss List).
225 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).
226 Brill, Karl "Ede"Oblt3/20/192052 5/JG-54 (3/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (2/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (7/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-54 (11/44), Stfkpt in II/JG-7 (3/45) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 "White 3" in 10 & 13/JG-54, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (10/27/43)

EK 1 (8/11/43) & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (3/23/43)
His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston III on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 28 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1943. Two DB-3Fs, a LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 14 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Nevel on 11 October, 1943. An La-5 on 29 December, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 8 January, 1944. An La-5 on 19 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 24 January, 1944. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. An Il-2 15 km N of Pleskowo on 13 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 February, 1944. An La-5 on 18 February, 1944. An One known western victory, a P-51 S of Köln on 18 December, 1944.
227 Brix,Fw14(Eis)/KG-55 (7/44 Riga)He 111H-16Bomber Operational ClaspHis Observer for 66 flights from 7/44 to 2/45 from airfields in Silesia was Ofw Karl Schäfer, an RK Holder. Remaining crew: a Gunner named Kügler, and Fw Alfred Opalka, R/O. Source: Kaiser RK book.
228 Bröckermann, Karl HeinzFlg6/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspBröckermann appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/8/44 at Rheine, pilot disposition unknown.
229 Broo, KarlLt132/JG-106 (3/44), 4/JG-53 (7/44 France), Deputy Kdr II/JG-53, Stfkpt 8/JG-53 (1/45), 5/JG-53 (3/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165230 "Black 10 + -" (lost 7/9/44; WIA, combat w/P-47 & Spitfire near Bernay), Bf 109G-14 & K-4 in JG-53EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Provided briefing to II Gruppe for Operation Bodenplatte. One known victory, a P-38 S of Strasbourg on 18 March, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 in the Caen area on 2 July, 1944. His 5th victory, a Spitfire on 1 January, 1945. His 6th, a P-47 on 14 Janaury, 1945. Nos. 7 & 8, both P-38s on 13 March, 1945. His 9th, a P-47 south of Strasbourg on 18 March, 1945. His 10th, a P-47 on 23 March, 1945. His 11th, a P-47 on 11 April, 1945. His 12th, a P-51 on 20 April, 1945. His 13th, a P-38 on 26 April, 1945.
230 Bröse, RolfLt3(F)/122 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0529 "F6 + NL" (lost 4/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 April, 1941 during aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 72 Sq. (Sgts Casey & Prytherch) while on a recon mission to Newcastle. With one engine stopped, the AC was seen crashing into the sea off Boulmer, near Almouth. None of the crew were seen exiting the AC, as it sank quickly. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Helmer, Observer (MIA), Fw Karl Düx, wireless operator (MIA) and Fw Otto Gröbke, mechanic (KIA). Gröbkes body was later found at Amble.
231 Brösse, RolfLt3(F)/122 (Schiphol)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0529 "F6 + NL" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 10 April, 1941; shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq., crashing at Alnmouth, Northumberland. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Ernst Helmer, Obs; Fw Karl Düx, R/O and Fw Otto Gröbke, Mech.. Wiki Luft data.
232 Bruchner, HelmutOfw1(F)/120 (Norway?)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1369 "A6 + RH" (lost 12/10/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Oblt Karl Bender and two other unnamed crew at Hebrides-Shetlands-Faeroes 10 December, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
233 Brück, Karl MartinLt8/1/1918Chemnitz1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430087 "A6 + CH" (lost 4/24/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1943 near Reykjavik, Iceland, on an operational flight, sd by American P-38s of 50FS, piloted by Lt H.R. Stengle and Lt J. MacNulty. The ac crashed at Strandarheidi Lava field, near Vatnsleysuströnd. Remaining crew: Fw Werner Bullerjahn, Observer (KIA); Uffz Anton Mynarek, R/O (WIA) and Fw Theodor Scholtyssek, Gunner (KIA), the deceased buried at Fossvogur Reykjavik Cem., Block G, Plot 1, Grave 1-36 (17 buried in this reported location per D.Drury). Note a researcher picture show the injured Mynarek eating a meal under guard in Iceland. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
234 Brücker, KarlFhr3/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170063 "Black 12" (lost 5/30/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173913 "Yellow 7" (lost 11/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters (P-51s) in the Langensalza area. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen. WIA 30 May, 1944 during aerial combat near Salzwedel; bailed safely.
235 Brückmann, Karl HeinzUffz7/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740038 (lost 11/5/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis 110 crashed at the Twente Holland airfield on 5 November, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
236 Brückner, HelmutOfw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1369 "A6 + RH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 10 December, 1943; shot down near Herdla by a Mosquito VI "Hp862/0" of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Harald Jensen and Navigator Remo Torkildsen. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Karl Bender, Observer; Uffz Engelhard Felke, R/O and Uffz Werner Pautke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Crashed at sea west of the Herdla airfield, 30 km NW of Bergen (Observer Loss List)
237 Bruhn, KarlUffz7/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5728 "White 6 + I" (lost 2/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 February, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire 15 km NW of Dunkirk.
238 Brüning, KarlStbsFw5/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 2994 "G1 + GN" (lost 3/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 March, 1941 after his ac was sd by a Defisnt night fighter of No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O Frederick D. Hughes, and crashed at Ockley, Surrey. Remaining crew (KIA, bur CC, Blk 1): Fw Alexander Düssel, Obs (bur Row 1, Gr 28); Fw Konrad Steiger, R/O (bur Row 11, Gr 433) and Ofw Willi Weisse, Flt Engr (bur Row 11, Gr 427) (D.Drury).):
Cannock Chase
239 Brunner, KarlUffz4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173077 "Green 10" (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944; killed during a belly landing at Dammartin after aerial combat in the Mantes area. Source: L. Wiegels
240 Bruns, Karl HeinzI/NJG-101, II/NJG-4 (11/44)Bf 110, Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspFlugbuch (3/42 to 11/44).
241 Bruns, Karl HeinzUffz4/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140734 "L1 + DM" (lost 9/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Tobruk 14 September, 1942; crashed due to engine trouble after a flak hit (Ju 88 Loss List).
242 Brusse, KarlFw4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1144 "6G + JR" (lost 5/22/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 May, 1943 due to enemy fighter attacks near the Kursk Bahnhof. Ju 87 Loss List
243 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.
244 Bubenhofer, KarlFw3/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4816 "Yellow 13" (lost 10/29/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 29 October, 1940 after being shot down by Spitfires of RAF No. 602 Sq. at Gate Inn, west of Elham.
245 Buch, Karl HeinzUffz22/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18774 "Yellow 12" (lost 12/19/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 December, 1943 during aerial combat west of Amaseno.
246 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).
247 Buchmann, WalterHptm8/19/1911KG-54, 2/KG-66, Stfkpt 4/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260159 "Z6 + EM" (lost) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 4 August, 1944; crashed at Avranches after a mission. Remaining crew: Uffz Nikolaus Kurtz, geb 10/25/1920, (MIA), Obs; Fw Karl Halbritter, geb 3/5/1919, (POW), R/O; Uffz Heinrich Salmen, geb 4/2/1919, (POW), Gunner and Uffz Werner Saichert, geb 10/25/1918, (POW), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
248 Bucholz, KarlOfhr&/StG-1 (Africa)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5549 "J9 + JH" (lost 4/12/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 April, 1941 near Tobruk due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
249 Büdecker, KarlOfwWeather Unit Various EK 1 & 2, EP (11/30/42), Meteorological Operation Clasp Id'd as FF on EP Award List
250 Bugaj, KarlLt611/JG-1, 2/JG-1Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 663 "Black 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 April, 1943 in "Black 8"; crashed during a non-operational flight at Achmer. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito into the North Sea, near Tilburg, on 28 July, 1942, the 1st Mosquito for 11/JG-1. His 2nd, a Mosquito north of Langeoog on 1 August, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 28 August, 1942. His 4th, a Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. near Gendringen Holland, 35 km east of Nijmegen, on 31 October, 1942. His 5th, a a P-51 40 km northwest of Ostende on 22 January, 1943. His 6th, a Spitfire on 26 January, 1943. Magnus.
251 Bühmann, Karl OttoFhjUffz11/JG-11 (10/43)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960666 "Black 13 + I" (lost 12/23/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944; shot down at Reinbach by a P-47 while attacking B-26s of 387th & 394th BGs over the marshalling yards at Mayen. He was able to jump from his stricken plane. Flugzeugführer Certificate awarded 4 October, 1943; certificate found on internet.
252 Bum, KarlOfhr3/JG-300Bf 109G-14 (lost 11/30/44 at Altenburg/Thüringen)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Altenburg. Source: JG-300 Loss List
253 Bünder, KarlOfw4(F)/123Bf 109G-4/R3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
254 Burgemann, Karl HeinzGefr9/JG-11Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550485 (lost 3/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Lemförde. Source: L. Wiegels.
255 Burger, KarlUffz36/JG-27 (5/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory in Sicily, a P-38 100 km southwest of Granitola Torretta on 28 May, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) S of Landshut on 25 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 WSW of Eschwege on 19 April, 1944.
256 Burk, KarlFlgr10/JG-2Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550533 (lost 2/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 22 February, 1944; Combat with a bomber in his A-6, over Roosendaal, 22 km west southwest of Breda. His AC reported to have crashed in Oud en Nieuw Gastel Holland (DeSwart). Mombeek MIA List.
257 Burkert, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3468 "4D + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 during an operational flight by Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Molkenthien, Observer; Gefr Arnold Bissinger, R/O and Uffz Karl Franz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
258 Burmeister, KarlFw1/NJG-4Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4237 "3N + HH" (lost 1/9/41)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 January, 1941 at Suchinitschi Russia, no further detail reported. His Unnamed gunner also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
259 Busch, Hans 'Bodo'LtAdj Stab II/ZG-1 (France) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6396 "S9 + BC" (lost 10/8/43) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 8 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. Both crew KIA. Added: While escorting bombers who were attacking the Brest Süd airfield, they were attacked by Spitfires. They were sd over the sea and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. His R/O, Fw Karl Arthur Krampe, was also KIA (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Basch.
260 Busch, HeinrichFw6/22/1916Bergen-Enkheim4/KG-53 (Lille-Nord)He 111H-3 Werk # 3349 "A1 + CM" (lost 2/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew 18 February, 1941 after being entangled in a barrage balloon cable, during an attack on RAF Watton, crashing at Ovington, Norfolk, no mention of injuries. Remaining crew: Obs Oblt Erich Langguth; R/O Uffz Werner Schmoll and Gnr Gefr Karl Kammermeier (WIA). Added: One additional crewman, Flt Engr Uffz Otto Ludwig, also POW. All were interned in Canada, where Busch was executed 18 December, 1946, for his part in the murder of a fellow POW. He is buried in the German War Cem., Kitchener, Ont., Gr 32A (D.Drury).
261 Buse, HansFw11/16/19123/KGr-806 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7210 "M7 + FL" (lost 3/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 20 March, 1941, cause not reported. Added: The crash location was an abandoned airfield at Argentan, Orne, France after the crew became disorientated and ran out of fuel. They are believed to have hit an obstruction on the fiel, killing the entire crew. The crew of four are buried in the German War Cem., La Cambe (Fr), Block 35 as follows: Uffz Hans Buse, Pilot, Gr 266; Lt (Dr) Karl Scholl, Obs, Gr 268; Ogefr Max Ortlieb, R/O, Gr 270 and Uffz Kurt Mönnich, Gnr, Gr 264 (D.Drury).
262 Busemeyer, Karl Dr.JG-26Bf 109, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspButler Pilot List
263 Bytomski, KarlLt32/JG-54, 3/JG-54 (7/44 to 3/45)Most likely Fw 190A-8 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down wothout wounds on 14 September, 1944 in aerial combat with four Yak-9s over Moisahülle. No further detail. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 NE of Kreutsburg on 7 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 30 October, 1944. Last Flugbuch entry "3/45".
264 Christ, KarlObstltKdr StG-3 (9/41), Kdr StG-102 (6/43), Kdr StG-151 (10/43), Kdr SG-151 (12/44)Ju 87R in StG-3, Ju 87D in StG-102, Ju 87D & G and Fw 190 F & G in SG-151
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
265 Christ, KarlObltNAGr unitBf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
266 Christmann, KarlOfw6/16/1912Feilbingert4/KG-53 (3/40), 6/KG-53 (4/42)He 111P "A1+JM" (dam 6/10/40), He 111H-6 "A1+FM" (dam mid 42), He 111H-20 Werk # 701235 "A1 + AM" (lost 11/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 5 November, 1944 believed sd by a British Night Fighter over the North Sea. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Heinz Zöllner, Pilot; Fw Erich Schneider, R/O; Ofw Fritz Marboun, Flt Engr and Fw Leonard Dollmeier, Gnr. Belly landed "A1+JM" 10 June, 1940 in South Sedan. He and Lt Zöllner nosed "A1+FM" over in the snow at Schatalowka, Russia, mid 1942. He was an Observer.
267 Christner, KarlUffz11(F)/Aüfkl.Ob.d.LBf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a MiG-3 on 20 July, 1942. A crew member, Gefr Onitzki also shared in the victory. Note: A Karl Christner (WIA) served as R/O in the crew of Uffz Hans Waldner (KIA) in August 1942. Also in the same crew, an Ogefr Peter Osietzki (KIA). Could this be Onitzki with a rank discrepancy? All three served in the same unit both incidents.
268 Christoffel, KarlObltStffüh I/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586677 (80% dam 3/16/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1945 by enemy fire and made a belly landing at the Weidengut airfield.
269 Chzilarsch, KarlUffz10/18/19106/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk # 7848 "1G + NP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 November, 1942 as a result of flak damage and crashing 20 km NW of Klitzkaja, near Stalingrad. Remaining crew(MIA): Maj Georg Friedrich Altvater, Observer; FW Alfred Mayer, R/O; Uffz Johann Janksch, mechanic and Ogefr Erich Engwicht, gunner. Jager Blatt 2/2001 & 1/2002.
270 Claar, Karl HeinzOfw3/4/19151 III/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 12/JG-26, II/JG-26 (11/43 Mönchen-Gladbach) BF 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440019 "Blue 6" (lost 11/30/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 November, 1943 during aerial combat NE of Radevormwald. Most likely, crashing after being disorientated in the clouds. Another source attributes his crash to weather. Per a Jager Blatt article 2/1998, he may have had one victory, a Halifax the night of 14 May, 1943 at Bochum.
271 Classen, A.Ofw7/KG-53He 111H Werk # 7546 "A1 + NR" (lost 8/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1942; sd during a bombing raid on Swansea, probably by a Beaufighter of No. 125 Sq.. The ac crashed into the North Sea. Remaining crew: Maj Walter Brautkuhl, Kdr III/KG-53 & Obs (KIA); Uffz Franz Behrens, R/O (POW, died in captivity, 16 October, 1942 at Camperduin, bur Ysselsteyn CL-2-35); Uffz Werner Wilhelm Christian Issleib, Mech (KIA) and Uffz Karl Worms, Gnr (KIA). The three deceased buried in War Cem.. Marigny France, Blk 5, Row 41: Brautkuhl Gr 2031; Issleib Gr 2029 and Worms Gr 2030. Source: SGLO, VDK & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Clässen.
272 Claus, GerhardGefr5(H)/31 (S.U.)Hs 126 Werk # 3231 "5D + CN" (lost 6/24/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 24 June, 1941 in the Bojnika Russia area, cause unknown. His Observer, Lt Karl Bohlender was also killed. Obs Loss List
273 Clausnitzer, Karl FriedrichLt1/NJG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3963 (lost 6/4/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 June, 1942 in a bomber attack at Wechter-Moor, no mention of crewman. Bf 110 Loss List
274 Clauss, Karl Uffz4/JG-3 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441823 "White 2" (dam 8/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 August, 1944 in the Mauzaize/Nogent area, no further detail. This could be Karl Otto Clauss transferred to JG-3.
275 Clauss, Karl OttoOfhr2Stab/JG-27Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 W of Lisieux on 10 June, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 NW of Caen on 28 June, 1944.
276 Conrad, KlausLtStab III/KG-26 He 111H-5 Werk # 3592 "1H + JD" (lost 4/10/41) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 10 April, 1941 after his ac was attacked by a Defiant of No.264 Sq., piloted by F/O E.G.Barwell, and crashed on Seaford Golf Course, Blatchington, Sussex. The pilot ordered the crew to bail out and then he remained at the controls until his ac crashed. The Observer was KIA due to parachute failure. Remaining crew: Ofw Hermann Platt, Obs (KIA, parachute failure, bur CC/4/14/187); Uffz Karl Schwarzer, R/O (POW); Gefr Walter Eckhardt, Flt Engr (POW) and Sdf Karl August Richter, War Reporter (POW) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
277 Cordes, Karl Heinz 'Heino'Lt4/24/1920Münster621/JG-54 (5/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.), 1/JGr Ost (5/44)Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)7132 (crashed 7/5/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk# (14)2491 (lost 11/4/43) Both "White ?"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (3/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 1 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 June, 1943. An La-5 on 5 July, 1943. On this same day, his Wk# 7132 received 20% damage, as reported at the Panikowo airfield, S.U.. A LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. An La-5 on 9 July, 1943. A Yak-4 on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 July, 1943, a Fw at the time. Two Il-2s on 2 September, 1943. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 4 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 December, 1943. On 4 November, 1943, Werk# 2491 was lost (only 10% damage reported) near the Witebsk airfield (S.U.), however it is not known if it was a result of combat or a flying accident. The disposition of the pilot is also unknown. One known western victory, a B-17 at Merseburg on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd western victory, a B-24 E of Prossnitz on 7 July, 1944. A Soviet Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. Another Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. A P-39 on 28 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 12 September, 1944. Two Il-2s a P-39 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1944. An Il-2, a Pe-2 and a P-39 on 15 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 52 victories.
278 Crede, WernerOblt1/NAGr-8 (Mackwitz/Pommern)Bf 109G-8/R5 Werk # 202114 "White 8" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 18 February, 1945 in the Arnswalde area, with his wingman Uffz Karl Heinz Beaulieu Marconny (also MIA), during a Tactical Observation mission in the Stargard area. Jager Blatt article also spells his name Gede.
279 Crull, Karl AugustOblt2/JG-26, 1/JG-26 (4/42 Channel)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 023 "Black 8" (Apr.42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2063 "White ?" (lost 4/15/42))Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire of RAF No. 121 Sq. at Morninghem/St. Omer. Note: His A-1 was inherited by Lt. Georg Greffenius, and Georg died in Wk# 023 on 29 June, 1942.
280 Czernik, GerhardHptm1/12/1913BreslauStfkpt 6/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 1139 "U5 + AP" (lost 10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1941 in Werk # 1139, crashing on Sloterdijkmeerweg in Sloten Holland, 7km NW of the Schiphol airfied. Remaining crew: Ofw Robert Spies, Obs (KIA); Fw Karl Koch, R/O (KIA) and Fw Horst Walther, Flt Engr, who parachuted to safety. Over 130 combat missions. Destroyed 24 AC on the ground.
281 Czink, KarlUffz6/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk# 1799 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 8/18/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1941; Combat with an Il-2, 165 km south of Lake Brinowka. Mombeek MIA List.
282 Czommer, PaulUffz12/18/19193/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144078 "3E + KL" (lost 5/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 May, 1943; crashed at Rectory Farm, Winfrith, Dorset, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Hundertmark, Ogefr Peter Kral and Ogefr Karl Lauterjung. The entire crew buried in a joint grave at CC, Plot 9, Row 1, Grave 4 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
283 Daehn, Karl HeinzStfkpt Seenotstaffel 70 (9/44-1/45)Do 24 Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp Internet find
284 Dahlinger, AlfredLt9/20/1923Lahr/Baden7/KG-6 (Melsbroek 6/44) Ju 88A-14 ('43), Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180450 "3E + CR" (lost 6/8/44) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA the night of 7/8 June, 1944 after aerial combat with a Mosquito Mk VIII of No.29 Sq., piloted by F/Lt John Barry, over the invasion area near Marolles-en-Hurepoix, France. Attacked while attempting to land at Bretigny airfield, the Ju 188 burst into flames, dove vertically, and exploded on the ground. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Kurt Fende, Fw Kurt Klockau, Ogefr Karl Friedrich Schramm and Ogefr Heinrich Traube. Crew designations unknown and no known graves (D.Drury). Added: Birth information by Nephew Christian Dahlinger 7/2021; Combat detail from RAF Combat Report, 7/8 June, 1944, No.29 Sq, 85 Grp.

285 Dähn, KarlFw5/13/19204/JG-1 (10/44), 10/JG-54 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173923 "Red 12" (75% dam 10/1/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk# 500029 "Black 16" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 in aerial combat with British Tempests of RAF SQ. 486 (New Zealand) and American P-47s, 1 km east of Ewerswinkel, near Telgte. Injured in a force landing at Husum on 1 October, 1944 due to engine damage. This could be two different Fw Karl Dähns; one in JG-1 , the other in JG-54.
286 Dalwigk zu Lichtenfelds, Karl Egon Hptm5/26/1915Torgau2/KG-51 (6/40), 7/LG-1 (4/42), Stfkpt 7/KG-6 (8/42), Stfkpt 16/KG-2 (5/43), ErproStf 410, Kdr V/KG-2 (2/44), JG- 101 & 107 late warDo 217E & KWound Badge (10/26/43)
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW briefly in 1940 when he was sd on a raid on the Epinoy airfield. His proper name is: Freiherr Karl Egon von Dalwigk zu Lichtenfelds.
287 Dalwigk zu Lichtenfels, Friedrich Karl, Freiherr v. Maj4/1/1907Torgau ElbeII/StG-162 (36), Stfkpt 2/StG-167, Kdr I/StG-76, Kdr I/StG-77 (9/39 Ottmuth, 5/40 Cologne)Ju 87B-2 (lost 7/9/40)
RK(7/21/40 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 9 July, 1940 during an attack on British shipping when he was shot down by a Spitfire piloted by F/O D.M. Crook of RAF No. 609 Squadron, crashing into the sea. Channel pilot. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Fw Karl Götz, MIA presumed KIA. This victory by F/O Crook seems to be a "shared" victory with two others from Green Section, No. 609 Sq., P/O Michael Appleby and F/O Peter Drummond-Hay (MIA as his Spitfire crashed into the English Channel after the engagement) (D.Drury).
288 Damecker, KarlOfwJG-106Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6197 (dam 5/8/43)Pilot BadgePilot injured in a crash at Frankfurt - Eschborn 8 May, 1943 due to a technical fault.
289 Dammeyer, KarlUffz192111/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785107 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Neustreilitz in the Neuruppin area. No known grave.
290 Danielsen, KarlHptm7/16/1910Soest4/NJG-4, 5/NJG-4 (7/43), I/NJG-4 (3/44)Bf 110, Ju 88GNight Fighter Operational ClaspInternet find
291 Dannecker, KarlOfw5/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410062 "Black 9 + -" (lost 1/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 January, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported.
292 Dannhauer, Karl HeinzLtBomber unitHe 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
293 Danzinger, KarlFw10/17/1914ViennaFFS-C8(3/43), BFS-4(8/43), KG-1 (43-44)He 111, He 177, Ju 52, Ju 86 & Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspPilot Badge awarded 6 June, 1943, no further detail. Source: Sebastian Boreck.
294 Däuber, KarlFhr12/10/19247/JG-2Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461530 (lost 10/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 October, 1944; accidentally struck the ground or an obstruction at Herchenhain, buried at Affalterbach. Lost Aircraft Report
295 Decker, KarlGefr6/15/1921Lünen4/KG-55 He 111P-4 Werk # 2993 (or 2942) "G1 + GM" (lost 5/5/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew after a mission against England the night of 4/5/May, 1941; crashed at Neufchateau, no further detail. Added: Three source crash locat ion revision; crashed at La Ferte-Vidame, Eure-et-Loir, France, on the way to Glasgow, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried in the Ger War Cem at Solers Fr.): Ogefr Gerhard Christoph, Obs (bur Blk2, Row 6, Gr 271); Gefr Heinz Reichert, R/O (Blk 1, Row 19, Gr 780) and Gefr franz Pezinger, Flt Engr (Blk 1, Row 20, Gr 834). Pilot Gefr Decker buried Blk 1, Row 16A, Gr 681 (D.Drury).
296 Decker, KarlFw6/JG-1 (6/42)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2118 "White 3" (40% dam 8/7/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Woensdrecht airfield on 7 August, 1942 due to engine trouble. Flew wingman for Oblt Detlev Rohwer in June, 1942, operating over Holland.
297 Decker, KarlUffz1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280224 "A6 + DH" (lost 5/11/44)Observer Operational ClaspPilot reported killed 11 May, 1944 after crashing into the North Sea between Norway and Denmark for an unknown reason (Observer Loss List).
298 Decker, Karl OttoOblt11/11/1915409/JG-52 (5/40), Stab/Kdo.Stalingrad, Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (5/42), Stfkpt Kdo Stalingrad (7/42), Stfkpt 8/JG-52 (8/42)Bf 109F-4 (dam 5/31/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13529 "Black 4" (lost 8/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42 Post.)
EP (9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1942; shot down by flak at Stalingrad. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A south of Metz, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire E of Margate on 25 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane and a MiG-1 on 2 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a MiG-3 on 15 August, 1942. Added: On 8/27/42, he belli-landed @ Novo Nikolskoye, nr Stalingrad. He was injured in an earlier incident, on 31 May, 1941, when he crash landed his F-4 at Maleme (LOCS).
299 Degant, WilhelmUffz7/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0063 "F8 + CL" (lost 2/42)Observer Operational ClaspCo-pilot on this aircraft which made a forced landing in a Fjord off Trondheim Norway, no survivors. Jager Blatt 3/1999. See Theide, Karl.
300 Degener, Karl FranzFw126/JG-5 (8/43 S.U.), JG-6, JG-7Bf 109G & Fw 190A in JG-5 & 6, Me 262EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 SW of the Louchi I airfield on 15 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet Hurricane NE of the Louchi I airfield on 19 August, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, both Soviet Hurricanes on 24 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 18 February, 1944, still in 6/JG-5. Magnus Report.

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