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201 Kesselborn, AntonUffz4/18/191912/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0331 "3Z + HW" (lost 5/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 May, 1942 being shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 307 Sq., (Illaszenicz & Lissowski). Killed attempting an emergency landing at Little Downhayne Farm, near Colyton, Devon (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Reps, Obs; Uffz Ernst Hemmann, R/O and Uffz Johann Saes, Gnr. All buried at Exeter, War Graves Plot, Sec ZK; Reps Gr 205; Hemmann Gr 210; Saes Gr 211 and Kesselborn Gr 216 (D.Drury).
202 Keul, ManfredLt8/2/19223(F)/123Ju 88H-1/T Werk # 430898 (lost 4/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 6 April, 1944; crash "St Jacques de la Lande, Mivoie", cause not reported. Remaining crew (pos unk, all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 14): Lt Felix Przymuszala [geb 5/15/1920, bur Gr 11944 (may be 1944)]; Prufmeister Johann Briel (geb 12/12/1912, bur Gr 120) and Fw August Gessner (geb 11/26/1909, bur Gr 124. Pilot Lt Keul buried Grave 122 (absa3945).
203 Kiefer, AlfredOblt4/KG-54 (4/40), 5/KG-54 (12/42)He 111P-2 Werk # 2472 "B3 + CM" (interned in Sweden), Ju 88 (lost 9/15/40, vicinity of Isle of Wight, pilot unhurt), Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "B3 + UN" (lost 12/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 3 December, 1942; lost in the vicinity of the Gulf of Hammamet, Map Pl.Qu.13 Ost/0579 (Luft Career Officer Summaries). One of three He 111s who entered Swedish air space over Gotland due to navigational errors on 21 April, 1940. Kiefer made a pancake landing at När, and the crew set fire to the AC, which was eventually dismantled and returned by rail to Germany in the autumn. Remaining crew: Uffz Richard Harbord (or Marbordt), Obs; Uffz Johann Hommer, R/O and Flg Guntram Engert, Gnr. One of these was most likely Co-pilot, but was not identified by the author. Kiefer was one of three pilots who were permitted to fly back to Germany in He 111P-2 "B3 + JM" in exchange for a Swedish Ju 86 that made an emergency landing in northern Germany on 19 May, 1940. The other two pilots returned were Oblt von Rabeneau and Oblt Gerhard Grosse. Source: B.Widfeldt & D.Drury.
204 Kilgus, Johann GeorgGefr3/15/1922JG-105 (Chartres) NAA 57 (Trainer) Werk # 67 (lost 2/10/44) Student Pilot? KIA 10 February, 1944; sd by a Typhoon near Chateau Roux, Fr.. He is buried in the German War Cem., Champigny St Andre, Blk 6, Gr 672. Source: Falke eins Blogspot, Remembrance Card & 12 o'clockforum via F.Braun 10/2020. Added: The two possible RAF Typhoon pilots responsible were F/O D. McGibbon of No.266 Sq., or F/Lt Cassie of No. 193 Sq., each reporting engaging the trainers (12 o'clockforum).
205 Kind, Johann WilhelmMajKdr III/KG-51 (6/40)Do 17M, He 111H & Ju 88ABomber Operational Clasp
206 Kissel, Johann HansFw17/NJG-5Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4686 (lost 11/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 25/26 November, 1943; shot down by return fire from an RAF Halifax, crashing at Bütthardt (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" W of Frankfurt/Main on 26 November, 1943.
207 Klatte, Johann HinrichOblt z. SeeKGr-806 (4/41), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr-506 (12/41)Ju 88D-1 (lost 12/15/41)EP (1/25/42 Post.) Observer Operational Clasp in Bronze (4/20/41)KIA 15 December, 1941; involuntary ground contact during bomb release at the bombing exercise field near Leeuwarden (Luft Offz Career Summaries). His Bomber Clasp & Death Certificate documents found online. Note: He was most likely a Maritime Observer.
208 Klaus, Johann 'Hans'Oblt9/4/1918Treis Mosel2Erg/StG-1, 5/StG-1, Stfkpt 6/SG-1, II/SG-1 (10/44 S.U.)Ju 87, Fw 190F-8(most likely), Fw 190F in 44

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Gold Assault Oper.Clasps
Soviet POW 20 October, 1944 when his Fw 190 was hit by flak over German territory, however, the wind blew him over Soviet territory. 812 missions including 150 with the Fw 190. He destroyed 65 tanks, 10 trains, 5 rocket launchers and 37 guns. His 2 victories were over Il 2s, the 1st on 15 October, 1944. He was released from captivity on 25 October, 1949.
209 Klein, JohannOfw1I/JG-76Bf 109D EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23 light bomber near Biala-Descze on 7 September, 1939. Magnus Report, 10 victories.
210 Kleinlein, JohannOfw1(H)/21Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
211 Klempin, PaulFw1/7/19128/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3416 "4D + GS" (lost 11/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 November, 1941; shot down over Plymouth England by a Beaufighter MK IIF "EW-O" of RAF No. 307 Sq., piloted by P/O Dziegielewski & P/O Swierz. The JU 88 crashed and disintegrated at the Porsham Farm, Tamerton Foliot, near Plymouth, Devon. One unnamed crewman was reported as killed, although British records suggest all four bailed safely as no burial details have been found. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Willi Nolte (geb 4/16/1914 & slighly wounded), Observer; Gefr Johann Schneider (geb 7/10/1918 & seriously wounded), R/O and Gefr Helmuth Quehl (geb 7/18/1920), Gunner. Source: Peter Russell who is licensed to excavate in 2010.
212 Klöckner, JohannOblt3/SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # 588460 "Yellow 2 or Yellow 6" (lost 2/20/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 20 February, 1945, cause and location unknown. Added: The crash location is in the general location between Obid & Sturova, Slovakia, and Esztergom Hungary, these places on either side of the Danube (D.Drury).
213 Kloos, JohannFw6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 12/24/44 at Eschwege), 2nd A-8 lost 3/24/45 at GöttingenFighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
214 Knappenschneider, KarlOfw7/19/1909WeinheimKG-200 (Top Secret Sq)Captured B-17s and B-24's, B-17F-90-BO (USAAF # 42-30146) "A3 + CE" (lost 2/9/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 9 February, 1945 during a takeoff explosion at Echterdingen airfield with 10 members of the Vichy French government, cause unknown. All were killed except the tailgunner, Dr. Karl Dorschein. Added: Remaining crew (deceased bur Leinfelden-Echterdingen Cem, Row 4): Ofw Georg Joachim, Co-pilot, (KIC, bur Gr 8); Fw Richard Rosenfeld, Obs (KIC, bur Gr 6); Uffz Johann König, R/O (KIC, bur Gr 3); Ofw Eduard Siemsen, Flt Engr 1 (KIC, bur Gr 7); Uffz Wilhelm Frielingsdorg, Flt Engr 2 (killed but no known grave); Ofw Fritz Burnickl, Jump Master (KIC, bur Gr 5); Uffz Karl Heinz Henning, Gnr 1 (blown clear, survived); Fw Friedrich Seeger, Gnr 2 (blown clear, survived) and Uffz Werner Wolfram, Gnr 3 (KIC, bur Gr 4). Pilot Knappenschneider buried at Weinheim a.d. Bergstrasse, Grave 128. Dr Dorschein does not appear on either the crew list or passenger list (D.Drury). The B-17 was named "Down & Go" of 94BG, 333BS, piloted by 2/Lt Ned Palmer. Flak damaged on 29 July, 1943, they belly-landed at Avedore Denmark, were the crew of 10 were taken prisoner (MACR 202).
215 Knauth, Johann HansHptm2610/JG-51 (5/41), Kdr IV/JG-51 (4/42), Kdr I/JG-102 (3/43), Kdr JG-101 (9/44 to end)Bf 109F in JG-51, Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-101 & 102
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire 15 km north of Calais on 25 May, 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 and a SB-2 on 29 June, 1941. An I-153 on 7 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A ZKB-19 on 20 July, 1941. An I-15 Rata on 29 August, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 October, 1941. An I-61 on 28 October, 1941. An I-61 on 16 November, 1941. A Pe-2 on 29 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1942. An Il-2 12 km WNW of Rzhev on 31 July, 1942. Two IL-2s on 1 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 Augut, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 January, 1943. He was known to be a Combined Pilot-Observer.
216 Knopp, JohannUffz7/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 10914 "White 15 + I" (lost 5/9/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 May, 1943 after aerial combat with "4 mots" at Palermo (Bf 109 Loss List).
217 Koepsel, JoachimLt 1/ZG-26 (8/40), 3/ZG-26 (9/27/40 Cherbourg) Bf 110C-4 "U8 + BH" (25% dam 8/13/40), "U8 + EH" (10%), Bf 110C "U8 + GL" Wk# 3352 , "U8 +CL" Werk # 3571 (lost 9/27/40) Destrroyer Operational Clasp POW 27 September, 1940; shot down in "U8 + CL" over Bristol by an RAF fighter of No.504 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Jones, and bailed safely, landing by the Haydon Farm, Radstock. His crewman, Johann Schmidt (geb Günningfeld) was KIA and buried at Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row 1, Gr 10. "U8 + BH" damaged by ground fire and force landing 13 August, 1940 at Hertogenbosch, crew OK, his R/O, Uffz Johann Schmidt. "U8 + EH" damaged by fighters and force landing on 18 August, 1940 at Claimarais. "U8 + GL" flown on 26 August, 1940 in an attack on the RAF airfield at Debden. Flew "U8 + GL" a second time on 11 September, 1940, attacking London. Alternate spelling: Köpsell & Koepsell. Jager Blatt 2/2004.

Cannock Chase
218 Kogler, JohannObstlt6/30/19114 Kdr Erg/ZG-26 (7/41), Kdr ZG-101 (43), Kdr III/ZG-26 (2/44), Kdr JG-6 (12/44 Quackenbrück) Bf 110D in ZG-26, Fw 190A-9; Bf 110 & Me 410G in ZG-26, Fw 190A-8 Wk# 980543 "<- + -"(lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Silver
POW 1/1/45. He and his R/O Uffz Adolf Bauer crashed with injuries into the Channel off Felixstone on 11 August, 1940 and were rescued. They were in 1/ZG-26 at the time. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid while serving as Kdr III/ZG-26. Although badly damaged by a P-51 of 357FG, piloted by F/O Tom Mc Kinney, he, and R/O Fw Kluepfel, made a single engine landing at Magdeburg. Shot down in his A-8 on 1 January, 1945 by AA fire on the way to his assigned target, Volkel airfield. He belly landed his AC four miles west of Severum, northwest of Venlo. Soon after, he was captured by Allied troops. 90+ missions. One known victory, a B-24 on 24 February, 1944, no location. Another, a B-17 at Magdeburg on 8 March, 1944. A 2nd B-17 10 km N of Bammicke on 11 April, 1944. Deceased 24 October, 1982.
219 Kohler, JohannUffz2/JG-11 (Husum)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410263 "Black 8" (lost 6/25/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 June, 1943 by his own flak at Sustrum in the Dörpen/Ems area.
220 Komoss, AugustOfw1/29/1920Castrop-Rauxel7/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ER" (lost 7/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 July, 1944; sd by flak while undertaking a supply drop, and crashed into Seine Bay, off Normandy. His body washed ashore, and he is buried at Tourgeville Military Cem., France, Blk 10, Gr 10. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Gustav Sartena, Obs; Fw Johann Vilimowsky, R/O and Uffz Kurt Dittrich, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: Burial update; Tourgeville, Dept. 14 (Calvados), Plot 10, Row F, Grave 5 (M.Krebbers 4/2021).
Courtesy Matthias Krebbers
221 König, JohannOfw2(H)/21Hs 126A-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
222 Kowalski, JohannUffz2/JG-11 (4/44), III/EJG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680136 "Black 4" (dam 4/24/44), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 125951 (lost 1/16/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 16 January, 1945; collided mid-air with an Fw 190A-8 Wk # 380404, piloted by Fw Kurt Nolle, at Ober-Mois/Schleswig. WIA 24 April, 1944 during aerial combat in the Heilbronn/Hecker area on 24 April, 1944, no a/c damage reported.
223 Kowatsch, Hans J.Uffz12(StG)/LG-1 (5/40) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 278 "L1 + ?W" (lost 5/13/40) Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 87 crashed at Almkerk/Waardhuizen Holland on 13 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Kowatsch reported "wounded" when his ac made an emergency landing on the field de Laagt, between Almkerk and Waardhuizen. Both he and R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Jorzyck (WIA), were taken prisoner and sent to Fort Altena (DVL Loss List). Added: The cause reported by SGLO is that they were sd by fighters from No.66 & 264 Sqs. This is most likely Hans Johann after the Netherlands capitulated.
224 Kowatsch, Hans JohannUffz12/16/1914Essen-Stoppenberg2/EKdo-210 Bf 110D-1 Werk # 3648 "S9 + JK (or LK) (lost 11/17/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp His 110 crashed into the North Sea by Noordwijk Holland on 17 November, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Kowatsch's was KIA, his body washed ashore on 18 December, 1940. He is buried at Ysselsteyn, BK-3-60. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Georg Bade is listed as MIA. One source says the cause was being sd by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq. (D.Drury).
225 Krafftschick, HansLt3(F)/122 (Schiphol)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0394 "F6 + FL" (lost 1/5/41)Observer Operational ClaspBelieved KIA 5/6 January, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Thames Estuary, believed shot down by AA fire. Remaining crew (MIA?): Lt Johann Gerrold, Obs; Uffz Siegmund Ploozck, R/O and Fw Friedrich Scheckloth, Mech. Wiki Luft data. Alternate spelling: Kraftschick.
226 Kramprich, JohannesOblt2/28/1916BodendorfKGr.z.b.V. 102 (11/42), 4 & 6/KG-77 (6/44), Stab/KG-26 (2/45 Vaernes)Ju 88 A-4 Werk # 301532 "1H + JF" (lost 2/9/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 9 February, 1945, cause & location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The entire crew were KIC when they accidentally flew into the mountainous region of the Rabbas Valley while on a transfer flight to Bardufoss, and crashed due to bad weather. Remaining crew: Lt Leopold Böckel, Uffz Eberhard Schwemmler and Ofw Johann Fischer (Flyvrak Norway).
227 Krause, Johann 'Hans'Hptm1/13/1920Rheinhausen285/NJG-3 (8/42), Stab I/NJG-3, Stfkpt 6/NJG-101(Radar-equipped 4/44), Kdr I/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Fw 190A-5, Ju 88G in NJG-4, Do 217 (G3 + EV (lost 9/43) in NJG-101, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622056 "3C + BC" (dam 3/4/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Wk# 622056 damaged during Operation Gisela, near Hamm. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): Ofw Otto Zinn and Ofw Friedrich Specht (Rosseels). All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling west of Ebsjerg, into the sea, on 19 August, 1942. Two other victories, both Wellingtons, at Ülzen and Hageunau, 0n 6 October, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington 3 km southwest of Osterbeck on 26 February, 1943, while in 3/NJG-1. His 5th, a Wellington, Werk # LN976 of RAF No.37 Sq., the night of 3-4 April, 1944 at Dunapentele Hungary. His crew at this time: Ofw Otto Zinn, R/O and Ofw Friedrich Specht. His first known Soviet victory, a B-25(i.z.Arb.) the night of 10-11 June, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a DB-3F near Matrageb, the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Two Soviet DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 26-27 October, 1944. His 26th, a Halifax the night of 14 November, 1944, the victory data found on his victory cup being sold online by Leisure Galleries. Very little detail about this Night Fighters career. Deceased 30 December, 2006.
228 Krause, KurtOfw3(F)/10 (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430308 "T1 + AL" (lost 10/8/42) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Stalingrad-Chalchutta 8 October, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The precise location was Astrakhan, and the subject ac had collided with a Soviet fighter after which he made an emergency landing. Remaining crew: Ofw Johann Engesser, Obs; Fw N.Hildebrandt/ R/O and Fw B.Remser, Gnr. Two of the crew were captured and two MIA. Not sure the identity of either. Earlier, on 12 January, 1942, Ofw Krause was reported WIA by gunfire while operating out of Poltava, Ukraine, no mention of remaining crew (D.Drury).
229 Kresse, ArturOfw3(F)/AufKlGr Ob.d.L.Do 215 Werk # Unk (lost 7/1/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 1 July, 1940; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Grimsby. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Vockel, Obs (KIA); Fw Wilhelm Wagner, R/O (KIA) and Ogefr Johann Braun, Flt Engr (MIA). The bodies of Vockel & Wagner were reported to have washed ashore, but their grave sites are unknown (D.Drury).
230 Krettek, JohannOgefr10/13/1918Loebau Dresden2/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3661 "B3 + KK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 February, 1944 when his AC was hit by AA fire during a raid on London. He ordered the crew to bail, but was not able to do so. He perished when the AC hit ground at Dagnall Park, Croydon, Surrey, and exploded with a full bomb load still onboard. Remaining crew (POW): Ogefr Heinz Graf, Observer; Uffz Heinrich Gross, R/O and Uffz Franz Serwe, Gunner.
231 Krieger, JohannUffz3/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5995 "S7 + SL" (lost 5/31/42), Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 2636 "S7 + NL" (lost 11/1/42)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 11/1/42 when his Wk# 2636 was reported lost SW of El Alamein after an enemy fighter attack which killed his unnamed R/O, pilot returned. Werk # 5995 reported lost at Acroma on 31 May, 1942, cause unknown. Pilot returned wounded, his unnamed R/O MIA. Ju 87 Loss List
232 Kröcher, Karl HeinzOblt9/6/1921Meiningen3/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332217 "5J + HL" (lost 1/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 January, 1944; accidentally shot down by German flak, crashed near Maria-ter-Heide Belgium, 15 km north of Antwerp. Buried Lommel, Block 52/99. Source: A. Rosseels. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Fritz, geb 9/22/1920, (KIA), Obs; Uffz Gerhard Schmidt, geb 2/21/1920, (KIA), R/O; Uffz Johann Fischer, geb 3/31/1919, (KIA), Wart; Fw Heinrich Middeke, geb 3/13/1916, (KIA), Gunner; Uffz Heinz Gerhard Raczek, geb 6/10/1923, (KIA), Wart; Ogefr Hans Werner Rülke, geb 11/18/1922 (WIA), Gunner and Ogefr Leonhard Meier, geb 2/20/1924, (WIA), Wart (B.Bines).
Lommel, Belgium
233 Krone, AntonLt4(F)/Nachtaufkl.StSi 204D-1 Werk # 321617 "SK + LS" (lost 3/4/45)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew and six unnamed passengers, 4 March, 1945, when his ac crashed into the Stettiner Haff, a lagoon of the Baltic Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Adalbert Koller, R/O and Fw Johann Feldmeier, Flt Mech (D.Drury).
234 Kronstedt, JohannFwNSGr unitAr 66, Go 145, Fw 58, Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
235 Krumm, JohannOfhr12/JG-6 (1/45 Bissel) Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784946 "Green 8" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp His G-14 crashed NE of Berghem Holland, east of Oss on 1 January, 1945, during Operation Bodenplatte, pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart) Added: KIA, the victim of a Spitfire of No.401 Sq., buried Ysselsteyn AK-11-261 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
236 Kruse, JohannFwI/SG-10 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 160619 "Green C" (lost 12/8/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 8 December, 1943 when he hit an obstruction at Map Quadrant Pl, Qu. 80262.
237 Kuckartz, WilhelmFw3(F)/33 (Channel?)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1678 "8H + DL" (lost 8/28/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Johann Janetzky and two other unnamed crew 28 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
238 Kurz, Johann HansFw51/NJG-2 (9/43), 5/NJG-2 (3/44)Bf 110EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1/January, 1945; shot down by ack-ack near Charleroi during an interdiction sortie (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax W of Viersen on 3 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax 20 km S of Hölzminden on 22 October, 1943. His 3rd, same day, another Halifax 35 km N of Kassel. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 24 March, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. Boiten 6 victories.
239 Küttner, JohannLt4/JG-27 (Sicily)Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 15012 (lost 2/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 February, 1943; crashed due to engine trouble; location "near Sicily".
240 Kwiotkowski, JohannUffz11/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 411041 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; Combat with an Aircobra, crashed into the see off the Norwegian coast. Mombeek MIA List.
241 Lacher, JohannUffz10(Pz)/SG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Ju 87G-2/VII Werk # 494210 (dam 1/14/45)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber operational Clasp
WIA 14 January, 1945 by flak, location not reported, no mention of crew injuries. Lw Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List. Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin claimed the victory as his last, which is questionable.
242 Lameraner, JohannUffz1/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 4535 (lost 6/2/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 2 June, 1943 after being hit by flak at Belew. Bf 110 Loss List
243 Lange, Johann HeinrichUffz6/14/1914Rollshause2/StG-2Ju 87D (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Tienen, buried Lommel, Block 21/158. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
244 Larisch, JohannLt2(H)/12, 2/NAGr-14 (7/43 (Med)Hs 126 (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15683 (lost 7/26/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 26 July, 1943 by flak west of Randazzo. WIA 10 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Fauvillers, a Fw at the time. Source: A. Rosseels.
245 Laufenberg, Johann HansOfw111/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18804 (lost 9/6/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Boves. One known victory, a Typhoon north northwest of Caen on 16 May, 1943.
246 Lauth, WolfgangLt6/21/1922Gladenbach3(F)/33 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1342 "8H + KL" (lost 10/19/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Hptm Hans Dürr and two other unnamed crew 19 October, 1942; crashed into the sea north of Cromer, Norfolk, Shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 68 Sq. (Winward & Wood). Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Alfred Schäfer and Uffz Johann Wahl. Obs Dürr is carried as MIA, but is remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial. Lt Lauth's date of death is reported as 17 November, 1942, the date his body washed ashore. He is buried at Scottow Cem., Norfolk, Gr 276 (D.Drury) Alternate spelling: Laut.
247 Lechner, JohannUffz64/JG-300Fw 190AEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 September, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a B-17 at Sangerhausen on 7 July, 1944. A P-51 S of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 at Zell, by Zellhof, on 25 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 (HSS) at Herrenberg on 9 August, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 (HSS) in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944.
248 Lehl, JosefLt5/27/1920Augsburg2/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332212 "5J + NK" (lost 1/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 January, 1944; crashed 3 km east of Chiemsee during a Firing exercise due to an engine failure. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Hans Joachim Kölpin, geb 8/13/1918, Co-pilot; Uffz Willi Höfer, geb 6/7/1921, R/O; Uffz Johann Kiesler, geb 12/31/1921, Wart; Fw Karl Grützner, geb 9/30/1916, Gunner and Ogefr Walter Böhmer, geb 8/22/1921, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
249 Leingärtner, LudwigHptm12/22/1919Bittenbrunn bei Neuburg, DonauIV (StG)/LG-1, I/StG-5, Stfkpt 2/StG-1, Stfkpt 2/SG-1Ju 87D RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 11 April, 1944 as a passenger in a Ju 52 returning to his unit after a leave. They were shot down by enemy fighters 6 km north of Torgau Silesia. With him were killed his best friends, RK Holders Hptm Werner Hoffmann and Hptm Johann Schalanda of the same squadron. 540 missions
250 Lenzek, JohannUffz3/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6127 (lost 6/2/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 2 June, 1943 at Seglasnjr due to enemy fighter attack. Bf 110 Loss List
251 Leube, JohannUffz17/JG-5 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 11 May, 1944. This may be the Johannes in JG-52 in July, 1944.
252 Liebe, HansOblt3/21/19162/KGr.z.b.V.-108Ju 52/3m Werk # 6755 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 after making accidental ground contact in bad weather 10 km west of Tynset Norway, near Trondheim, during a non-operational flight. The entire crew was killed. Remaining crew: Uffz Ludwig Holle, Co-pilot; Ofw Fritz Köhler, R/O; Ogefr Otto Lüders, Mech and Gefr Johann Reiss, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
253 Lips, HorstLt1/1/19216/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4902 "1G + NP" (lost 4/6/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 6 April, 1942, when they failed to return from the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. The VDK confirms Lt Lips as missing, and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Sologubowka, Russia. Remaining crew: Uffz Willi Schulz, Obs; Ogefr Helmut Ertel, R/O; Ofw Johann Stürmer (or Stürner), Flt Engr and Ogefr Willi Nack (or Mack), Gnr. No burial detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
254 Lorentz, Ludwig vonUffz3/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # unk "4D + KL" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of No.73 Sq., piloted by Sgt Alexander L.McNay. The AC crashed at Fraishorpe, near Barmston. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Heinrich Kenski, Observer, Uffz Heinrich Prumann, wireless operator and Gefr Johann Göbel, gunner. Added: Although another claim was made by P/O Carter in a Spitfire of No.616 Sq., the claim of Sgt McNay was the stronger of the two, and the victory was credited to McNay (D.Drury).
255 Lorges, JohannOfw11/27/1915Gelsenkirchen2/NAGr-1 (Nahaufklärergruppe-1)Bf 109G-8 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 26 December, 1944 after being shot down over the Eifel by American fighters. His "Unknown" grave was identified in 1998.
256 Loschky, Johann GeorgGefr6/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165258 (lost 6/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 18 June, 1944 near Meaux during a transfer flight.
257 Lottes, JohannOfhr2/12/192417/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/27/44 at Unterellen) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid. One known victory, a P-51 S of Kassel on 11 September, 1944.
258 Luthardt, JohannUffz5/7/1919Bamberg32/JG-3 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782306 "Yellow 6" (lost 9/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Eschwege. His burial took place on 15 September, 1944 at the Cem of Honor (Ehrenfriedhof), Eschwege Germany. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SW of Lüttich on 20 February, 1944. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Normandy Front, at Lisieux, on 15 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 at Lüneberger Heide on 4 August, 1944.
259 Mader, Johann HansMaj4/17/1915Pähl, Kreis WeilheimStfkpt 4/KG-54 (9/42), Kdr II/KG-6, Kdr II/KG-54 (7/44)He 111P & Ju 88A in KG-54, Ju 88A & Ju 188E-2 Werk # 180445 "3E + CB" (lost 7/3/44) in KG-6 RK(9/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 3 July, 1944; sd over the invasion area by an Allied Night Fighter 20km NW of Evreux. He and R/O Uffz Ulrich Schäfer were killed in the crash. His unnamed Observer & Flight Engr bailed safely. 225 combat missions. Entered Luftwaffe in July, 1936.
260 Mahr, JohannOfw2(F)/131BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311042 (lost)EP(11/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1943; shot down by fighters of RAF No.144 Squadron at Map Quadrant 05 East/5933. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Heinz Weber, Observer; Uffz Paul Lederer, R/O; Fw Heinrich Riesmeier, Mech and Uffz Alex Keller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. His EP date from the EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
261 Malle, JohannUffz2/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2184 "S7 + HK" (lost 11/11/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 11 November, 1942, shot down near Sollum by RAF P-40s. Ju 87 Loss List
262 Markl, JohannUffz711/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15839 "Black 10" (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1943 after aerial combat NE of Karatschew. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 12 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 Julu, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. Nos. 5 & 6, both Pe-2s on 17 July, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943.
263 Marthe, Joachim (aka Johann or Johannes)Oblt2/10/1919Berlin - FriedenauWekusta 5/Ob.d.L.(Vaernes)He 111H-2 Werk # 5555 "1B + EH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA at Sea 13 January, 1942; reported an emergency landing at sea during a non-operational flight due to engine failure, location Pl.Qu. B6 West 04. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Frank Weiland, Obs (MIA at Sea); Fw Walter Zink, R/O (KIC) and Ofw Alfons Müller, Mech. (KIC). Source: SIG Norway. Added: The VDK lists the crash location as the North Sea (Nordmeer), but elsewhere the location is said to be the Norwegian Sea (D.Drury).
264 Martin, WolfgangOfw9/11/1916Düsseldorf26/KG-3 (12/42), 12/KG-3, Destroyer pilot 4/ZG-26 (5/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8517 "5K + GP" (dam 9/30/31 crash land) in KG-3, Me 410A-1/U4 Werk # 420418 "3U + LM" (lost 5/13/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
A bomber pilot from 1940 to March 1944. KIA 13 May, 1944 near Burschen, east of Frankfurt/Oder. He is reported to have rammed a B-17 in his 410, also killing his R/O Fw Johann Ahlgrin, although he may have been shot down by Mustangs escorting the bombers. Over 350 missions. Destroyed 60 to 70 Soviet tanks. One victory as a bomber pilot.
265 Maurer, FranzUffz10/1/1922Sittich1/NJG-6 (Sachsenheim) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180357 "2Z + TH" (lost 10/3/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730041 "2Z + PH" (lost 12/23/44) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot reported killed 23 December, 1944 during an emergency landing 5km south of Nördlingen due to a fuel shortage. His R/O Ogefr Johann Kra?er was uninjured. WIA 3 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 shortly after takeoff. Downed at Pfaffebhofen. Remaining crew (WIA): R/O Gefr Helmut Benkenstein (8/14/23) and Gnr Ogefr Karl Elsenheimer (5/24/22). NOTE: NJG-6 reports the December '44 loss as 5km east of Öttingen, south of Nördlingen on 24 December, 1944.
266 Mayer, EugenUffz1/KG-53He 111H-6 Werk # 7135 "A1 + DH" (interned 12/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned briefly 3 December, 1942. His ac crash landed at Inebolu Turkey, no further detail. Remaining crew (interned): Uffz Hans Joachim Geyer, Uffz Johann Blome, Ogefr Willi Rautenberg and Gefr Walter Blaha (Özkan Türker).
267 Mehner, JohannFw12/NJG-6Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621185 "2Z + KW" (lost 2/6/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspAC lost 6 February, 1945 at Markt Bibart, no further detail. Remaining crew (disposition unknown): Fw Hermann Scherer, Fw Portugall and Reg.Rat. Kaufmann. Source: A. Rosseels.
268 Meier, Johann HermannLt6/10/1921Kronprinzenkoog Schleswig777/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 1 & 3/JG-52 (Hungarian Staffel), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (3/44)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470057 ""White 8" (lost 3/15/44) in JG-26 RK(12/16/44 Post.)
Hungarian Knights Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr. Oper.Clasp
KIFA 15 March, 1944 during taxiing in "White 8", when he collided with another AC being taxied by Uffz Hans Ruppert, and was hit by its propeller. He veered into Ruppert, and was said to be drunk. Buried Lommel, Block 5/427 (Rosseels). 305 combat missions, 76 victories in the East. His first known Eastern victory, a Soviet P-40 on 5 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 8 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 28 April, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 14 May, 1943. A Spitfire and a P-39 on 26 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 June, 1943. Two Il-7s on 5 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 6 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 8 June, 1943. Two P-39s and a Yak-1 on 16 June, 1943. Three LaGG-5s, an Il-2 and two Il-4s on 5 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 25 October, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-1 on 6 January, 1943. One victory in the West. Bowers/Lednicer, 77 victories.

Lommel, Belgium
269 Meindl, JohannGefr1/JG-301Fw 190A-9 Werk # 202435 (lost 11/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 21 November, 1944; sd with wounds, bailing out near Gross Möhring, no further detail.
270 Melichar, JohannUffz1(H)/41Fw 189A-2 Werk # 12515 "C2 + IH" (lost 5/30/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 30 May, 1943 NE of Nishij-Nageltscik Russia due to flak. The remaining unnamed crew also MIA. Obs Loss List
271 Melzer, WalterOgefr3/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 3640 "1H +HL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 July, 1941 after being shot down off the east coast of England. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Dörig, Observer (MIA); Gefr Johann Sonntagbauer, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Walter Herrendörfer, Mech (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
272 Menge, HeinrichLt9/13/19195/KG-26 (Kalamaki Greece)He 111H-6 (lost 10/6/41)Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 6 October, 1941 during an attack on the HMS Thistlegorm in the Suez Canal. Remaining crew ((MIA): Fw Aloys Jaster, Uffz Erwin Schmidt, Uffz Johannes Haubold and Ogefr Johann Späth. Source; V. Parlevliet
273 Merbeler, JohannFw8Stabstaffel/JG-51 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 732090 "Black 12" (lost 3/26/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 March, 1945 in Poland (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Boston III on 18 September, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 October, 1944. Magnus & JG-51 Chronik, 8 victories.
274 Merz, JohannOfwUnknown Night Fighter UnitBf 110, Ju 88EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 7 January, 1944 during aerial combat at Arnhem, believed buried there (Obit Card/M.deWolf).
275 Metzger, HansLt6/9/1914AufklarStf.z.b.Lfl.-2Do 17Z "B4 + HA" (lost 5/25/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 25 May, 1940 after taking AA fire during a reconnaissance mission, crashing his Dornier near Mouscron, buried Lommel, Block 38/104. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Herbert Moegelin, Obs; Fw Günther Donowsky and Uffz Johann Steinhagen. The crash destroyed houses at 115-117 Groenstraat. All buried in the Regional Cem., Deinz, Belgium (Michel Beckers).
Lommel, Belgium
276 Meyer, JohannOfwI/KG-53He 111Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 25 December, 1942; He and Uffz Paul returned two days later, uninjured. A.Brekken
277 Meyer, JohannFwWekusta 26 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430759 "5m + D" (lost 7/7/43)Meteorological Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Ernst Fuchs and two other unnamed crew 7 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
278 Meyer, KarlUffz2(F)/130BV 138C-1 Werk # 130190 "HT + QU" (lost)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA (injured) 31 December, 1943; operational landing accident in heavy seas, Vestfjorden, Map Quadrant 17 East/3982. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Dapper, Observer (KIA); Uffz Herbert Bohners, R/O (KIA); Uffz Helmut Gerders, Mech (KIA) and Uffz Johann Schiffers, Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway.
279 Meyer, OttoOfw5/17/1914Gevensleben - Helmstedt9/KG-55 (4/42 S.U.), 14(Eis)/KG-55 (6/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 160906 "G1 + BY" (dam 6/15/43), Me 262A-1 Werk # 500103 (lost Eger 2/23/45) RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/15/43)
Bomber Operational Clasp w/ Pendant
KIC 23 February, 1945 in his Me 262 for unknown reasons. He had been assigned to the ac factory at Eger and crashed not far from the Eger airfield. 300+ combat missions. His known 14(Eis crew): Uffz Josef Lammel, Obs (DK-G 10/17/43); Fw Willi Dede, R/O (DK-G 6/17/43) and Ofw Johann Hanninger, Flt Engr (DK-G 3/20/44). His long time Flt Engr, Fw Karl Schäfer, was also an RK Holder (May, 1945).
280 Michl, JohannOfw1(H)/11Fw 189A & B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
281 Mischke, JohannFw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88 Werk # 0683 "A6 + CH" (or LH) (lost 3/4/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 4 March, 1941 on the Scapa Flow mission after being shot down by three Hurricanes of RAF No.253 Sq. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Helmut Schmidt, Observer; Uffz Christian Ingwersen, R/O and Gefr Richard Priebsch, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Location 1.5km east of Westray Sound (Observer Loss List).
282 Mödlhammer, JohannUffzErg/Fernaufkl.Gr. (Aegean)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0763 "F2 + LK" (lost 5/5/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Günther Harff and two other unnamed crew in the Aegean Sea 5 May, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
283 Moll, ErwinOblt4/KG-76 (6/40), 3/KG-76 (Channel 4/41)Do 17Z Werk # Unk "F1 + FM" (lost 6/1/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7172 "F1 + DL" (lost 4/16/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 16 April, 1941, cause unknown; two others MIA and one KIA, all unnamed. Added: Moll POW 16 April, 1941after his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.219 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Tony Dottridge & Sgt Gwilym Williams. The ac crashed in Wimbledon, Surrey. Remaining crew: Fw Kurt Brähler (POW), Fw Ewald Franke (or Francke-POW) and Fw Otto Staude (KIA, chute failed). Staude buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 9, Gr 330 (D.Drury). WIA 1 June, 1940 when his ac was attacked by a British fighter in the Dunkirk area. He crashed behind German lines east of Bergues (Fr), where the ac broke up. Remaining crew: Fw Ernst Mössner, Obs (WIA); Uffz Hans Fortmüller, R/O (KIA; buried Lommel Be., Blk 42, Gr 184) and Uffz Johann Wörlein, Flt Engr (KIA; buried Lommel Blk 42, Gr 578) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
284 Moll, HerbertOfw3(F)/122 (SchipholJu 88D-1 Werk # 43_139 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 October, 1942; shot down by two Spitfires of RAF No. 19 Sq., piloted by F/L A.J. Andrews and F/Sgt D.H. Day. Moll crashed 15 km north of Dunkirk, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Oblt Arthur Erber, Obs; Gefr Max Schichl, Flt Engr and Uffz Johann Schlotter, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
285 Möllenbrok, Heinz GeorgLt4/6/1920Lemgo?3/KG-2Do 17Z-2 "U5 + LL" (lost 8/16/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Class "C" Glider Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940 after being shot down on his 20th mission and seriously wounded during the raid on RAF Hornchurch, Kent. He was the victim of British Hurricane pilot, Frank Higginson (or P/O Bryan Wicks) of RAF No. 56 Sq.. His Observer, Uffz Phillipp Hess (geb 1/11/15, Mainz-Kostheim), bailed successfully, with wounds, and was also taken prisoner; interned in Canada. Two crewmembers were killed: Gefr Gerhard Reinicke (10/12/19, Limbach), R/O and Gefr Johann Golob (12/19/14, Buer-Rosse), Gunner, both bailing out at too low an altitude. Möllenbrok was seriously injured, and brought to Wye Valley for treatment. Returned to Germany after three years as a POW. Representing the KG-2 Pilots Association, he layed the wreath on the graves of the crew of Do 217 #5314, on 14 October, 1998. Jager Blatt mention & LW Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: the ac came down at Summerfield, near Staple, Kent. The injury was to his right hand, and may have been amputated. The two deceased crew are buried at CC, Plot 1, Row 2; Reinicke in Gr 37, Golob in Gr 38 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Moellenbrok.
286 Mönster, KarlUffz7/6/1921Gelsenkirchen3/NJG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 751002 "R4 +??" (lost) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 January, 1944; shot down by B-17 return fire, crashing at Drievörden, Kreis Bentheim, killing all three crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Gundelach, R/O and Ogefr Johann Lingk, Gunner.
287 Morgner, HelmutOblt8/SG-2 (Reich Def Ost)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 131617 "T6 + NS" (lost 2/9/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 February, 1945 with R/O Uffz Johann Schmitz 7km SW of Rückenwaldau due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
288 Moritz, JohannOfw3/13/1914Waldshut9/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 1590 (lost 2/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 February, 1941 at Avord airfield, Cher, France, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Ofw Gerhard Heinrich, Obs; Uffz Heinrich Keller, R/O and Uffz Johann Berger, Flt Engr. The deceased are buried in the War Cem. at Dagneux (Fr), Blk 24, Row 16 as follows: Moritz Gr 569, Heinrich Gr 570, Keller Gr 571 and Berger Gr 572 (D.Drury).
289 Moser, JohannFw11/1/19137/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7069 "9K + FR" (lost 8/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew off Bognor 19 August, 1940; shot down by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. while on a sortie to Little Rissington (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Moser buried at CC/1/3/95. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Bachauer, R/O (KIA; bur Littlehampton Cem., War Graves Plot, Sec D, Gr 4419); Fw Wilhelm Haak, Flt Engr (KIA; bur CC/1/3/96) and Fw Max Schachtner, Gnr (KIA; believed bur in the German War Cem., Bourdon (Fr), Blk 14, Row 1, Gr 28). Schachtner's body washed ashore near Oye-Plage some 6 1/2 weeks after this loss (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
290 Mraz, Johann "Hans"Ofw2/7/19122(H)/14 (Tunisia)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13002 (90% dam 2/5/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 5 February, 1943; crashed at Tunis after a non-combat flight, no cause reported. Added: Burial in the War Cemetery in Bordj-Cedria, Hof NAS/Ossario 2/Tafel 1 (burial location found online).
291 Much, HelmutFw2/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-5 Werk # 3737 "1H + KL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 February, 1941 ditching into the sea off Faroe Islands after serious damage from enemy gunfire. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Heinz Rönnau, Observer; Fw Johann Thaler, R/O and Fw Konrad Roick, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: The enemy fire was from that of a British anti-submarine trawler, HMT Lincoln City. The trawler was sunk, but not before bringing down the He 111. No known graves (D.Drury).
292 Müller, GerhardLt5/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2373 "9K + GN" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 22 June, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Heinz Wulf, Obs (disposition unknown); Uffz Wilhelm Gries, R/O (KIA @ Drohiczyn, bur Ger War Cem. at Bartossen (Bartosze), Poland, Blk 6, Row 11, Gr 528) and Uffz Johann Sorgenfrei (geb 6/24/1918), Flt Engr (MIA, commemorated at Nadolice Wielkie, Poland (D.Drury).
293 Müller, HorstHptm2/23/1916Berlin7/KG-28 (39), II/KG-76 (11/40 Channel), 1/KG-6 (Med 7/43)Do 17Z, Ju 88A-5 Werk #8115 (70% dam 11/3/40), Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144734 "3E + HH" (lost 7/13/43) RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA 13 July, 1943 after being shot down by a night fighter, 50km SE of Syracus Sicily. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erich Schmiedel, Obs; Ofw Reinhold Born, R/O and Fw Johann Hammerschmidt, Gnr..(DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List). WIA 3 November, 1940 during aerial combat. As a result of damage to the ac, his A-5 crashed at Amsterdam Holland; his gunner, Gefr Hans Swatosch, had been fatally wounded and died; remaining unnamed crew OK. He was a Lt. at the time. (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List)
294 Müller, JohannOgefrI/JG-26 (joins 2/44), 4/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 551144 "Blue 5"Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
WIFA 6 March, 1944; he was severely injured during a transfer flight when his "Blue 5" overturned on a night landing at Vendeville.
295 Müller, JohannOblt5/KG-4He 111P-2 Werk # 1552 "5J + HN" (lost 1/31/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 31 January, 1940; crashed on takeoff at Diepholz, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Oblt Max Graf Draganski, Obs; Fw Friedrich Züfle, R/O and Uffz Fritz Steinecke, Flt Engr, no known graves (D.Drury).
296 Müller, Johann JosefLt3/19/192210/JG-2 (Nidda)Fw 190D-9 "Black 11" (dam 3/21/45; uninj, eng fail Babenhausen FP), Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 March, 1945; crashed during landing at Nidda airfield, no further detail.
297 Müller, Johann Karl JonnyUffz3II/SG-10, JV-44 (3/45 Brandenburg-Briest)Fw 190A & F, Me 262A-1a Werk # 110556 "Red S"
EK 1 & 2
Assault & Fighter Operational Clasp
An experienced Fw 190 ground attack pilot, his two known victories were two B-26 bombers downed on 20 April, 1945 by his R4M rockets from his Me 262. His AC pictured in Osprey publ.
298 Nestler, JohannFwII/SG-4 (Italy)Fw 190G-2 Werk # 181541 "White E" (lost 12/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 December, 1943 at Presenzano, cause unknown.
299 Neumann, HorstOblt1/KG-40Fw 200C3/U4 Werk # 0074 "F8 + GH" (lost 9/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 September, 1941 during an anti-shipping operation in the Suez Canal vicinity. Remaining crew (presumed MIA also): Ofw Martin Heidenreich, Co-pilot; Ofw Willi Laufmann and Uffz Johann Schneider, Radio Operators, Fw Willi Schilf, Mechanic and Uffz Franz Rabensteiner, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
300 Neuwirth, JohannOgefr11/16/19238/JG-104 (Roth)Bf 109G (lost 2/25/45)Pilot BadgeKIC 25 February, 1945; crashed at Jahrsdorf by Hilpoltstein, cause unknown. He is buried in the Cemetery at Roth, Grave 42. Source: Fritz Braun. Only my speculation, the cause may have been weather or he may have collided with squadron mate Uffz Hans Josef Wenser, KIC same date, buried in Grave 43, next to each other.

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