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201 Höfele, Horst GüntherMaj10/3/19133Stab III/NJG-1 (7/44), Kdr IV/NJG-5 (10/44)Bf 110, Ju 88G(lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 April, 1945 during aerial combat, shot down near the Wittstock airfield (Jager Blatt 3/2004). Two known victories, both Lancasters, one 2 km W of St Wendel, the 2nd, into the North Sea, on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" W of Horsens on 27 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hofele.
202 Hoffmann, Heinz HorstLt1(Z)/JG-77 aka Z-Kette I/JG-77Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2215 (lost) (SIG Norway)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 September, 1941 in aerial combat with an I-16 "White 51" belonging to Soviet Ace Kapitan Boris Safonov. Hoffmann was attacking another I-16 when Safonov hit his engine, the Bf 110 rolled, and fell steeply from a low altitude. It exploded on impact, three miles west of Zapadnaya Litsa, S.U.. Alternate spelling: Hofmann (SIG Norway).
203 Höfkes, DirkStbsFw8/KG-40, 12/KG-40 (7/42 Orleans)Fw 200C-4, He 111H-5 Werk # 3962 "F8 + LW" (lost 7/29/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. POW 29 July, 1942; sd at Pwllheli by a Beaufighter of No. 456 Sq., piloted by W/Cmdr E.C.Wolfe. He and his R/O bailed safely. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Johann Hesak (POW); Obs Fw Horst Vogt (KIA, bur Cannock Chase, Blk 7, Grave 184); Engr Ofw Fritz Graser (KIA) and Gnr Gefr Georg Heferle (KIA).
Cannock Chase
204 Höhner, HorstLt12/22/1922Ibbenbüren11/KG-6Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8650 (lost 9/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 September, 1943 after his ac encountered engine damage during a night exercise, and crashed near Poulaines, Indre, France. Remaining crew (all KIC, buried Ger. War Cem. Mont-de-Huisnes, Fr., Crypt 63): Gefr Maxentius Schwarz, Obs (Gr 110); Uffz Helmut Habicht, R/O (Gr 109) and Ogefr Heinz Finkensiep, Gnr (Gr 108). Pilot Lt Höhner buried Gr 111 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Hohner.
205 Horn, HorstLt2/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160386 "Red 10" (lost 10/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 October, 1943; shot down by a P-51 as he was taking off from Carbognano.
206 Horn, Horst vom?Ofhr10/JG-76Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413502 "Black 7" (lost 10/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 October, 1944 near the Freiburg airfield, sd by a P-47 of 371FG, 406FS. He may be the "Unknown" in a grave with Uffz Heinz Guder, in the German Military Cemetery , Fresse sur Moselle/Vosges, Block 22, Row 1, Grave 24. Source: Fred Trendle & Francis Froidevaux.
207 Horn, Jürgen vonObltStab/KG-53He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 May, 1940; sd by Curtiss H-75A fighters of GC II/5, piloted by Capt Gerard Portalis, S/C Eduard Sales and S/C Frantisek Chabera. The ac crashed S of Mars-la-Tour (Dept Meurthe-et-Moselle). Remaining crew (designations Unk): Fw Horst Zeep (WIA/DOW 8 June, 1940), Ofw Josef Beine (KIA), Fw Helmut Jeschke (KIA) and Uffz R.Mayer (POW briefly). The three deceased are buried at Niederbronn-les-Bains (Fr), Blk 33: Zeep Row 9, Gr 283; Beine Row 12, Gr 404 and Jeschke Row 12, Gr 403. The pilot selection, Horn, made due to lack of crew designations (D.Drury).
208 Horritsch, HorstLt2/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Trop Werk # 6306 "S7 + GK" (lost 6/4/42)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His Werk # 6306 was reported lost 4 June, 1942 at Hacheim due to enemy fighter attack, crew returned WIA. Ju 87 Loss List
209 Horst,Uffz12/JG-77Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 over Italy on 14 February, 1944. This is most likely Gerhard Horst below.
210 Horst, GerhardUffz2/JG-77 (No.Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162418 "Red 7" (lost 4/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Karlstadt (Bf 109 Loss List)
211 Horst, JohannFw25/ZG-76 (7/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim 200 km north of Texel on 30 July, 1941. A 2nd, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 2 September, 1940.
212 Horst, KarlOfwFl.ü.G.-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430641 (20% dam 1/16/44)Pilot BadgePilot reported killed when his A-7 overturned on landing at the Koblenz airfield on 16 January, 1944 while on a delivery flight.
213 Horst, LudwigUffz14/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 "RO-7" at Schweich on 13 April, 1944. Perry Claims
214 Horst, SiegfriedLt4/18/19228/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3787 "F1 + DT" (lost 7/28/42)EP(9/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 28 July, 1942 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 30162 due to enemy fighter attack ( Ju 88 Loss List). EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
215 Horst, Ulrich, Fhr von derLt1/Erpro-210Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3384 "S9 + HH" (lost 9/24/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 24 September, 1940 off Southampton Water. Bf 110 Loss list. Added: The actual target was the Supermarine Works at Woolston, Southampton. His crewman was Ogefr Franz Ollers (or Oilers), also MIA (D.Drury).
216 Horst, WernerOblt1(F)/124Ju 88A-4 (Trop) Werk # 140556 "G2 + BH" (lost 10/19/44)EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 19 October, 1944; sd by friendly ground fire at Lentokonelampi Finland. Three of the four bailed safely. Remaining crew: Fw Oswald Heider, Fw Ernst Beck, bailed, but died and StbFw Willi Welz, probably went down with the ac into the lake (Flyvrak Norway).
217 Horstmann, WalterOblt1/1/19228/KG-30 (Villacidro Sardinia)Ju 88A-4 Werk # (088)2441 "4D + KS" (dam 5/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspDuring a transfer flight from Sardinia, the crew were forced to make a forced landing on a beach at San Salvador, Taragona, Spain, cause unknown. The repaird ac saw service in the Spanish AF. The four crew were repatriated 27 May, 1943. Remaining crew: Ogefr Horst Dechner, Obs; Ogefr Eberhard Seitz, R/O and Gefr Herbert Murchallitz, Gnr. (D.Drury). Officially listed MIA 1 August, 1944 (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Hortmann.
218 Hossfeld, HorstObstltStffüh I/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670256 "M" (lost 7/17/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 17 July, 1943 near Chotkowa Russia, cause not reported.
219 Hübner, HorstUffz5/JG-6Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211070 "White 12" (lost 2/12/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 February, 1945; hit by flak at Sagan (JG-6 List).
220 Husemeyer, HorstLtII/KG-4He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
221 Isserstedt, HorstUffz1/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300004 "B3 + RK" (lost 8/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with two other unnamed crew at Hörsching 25 August, 1943; crashed during a transfer flight, cause not reported, one other crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
222 Jablonka, HelmutUffz12/4/19198/KGr-77Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5680 "3Z + ??" (lost 6/8/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew at Kermorin 8 June, 1942, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2): Uffz Horst Kösterke (geb 6/11/1920, bur Gr 78); Uffz Kurt Pflüger (geb 6/21/1921 Biersbronn, bur Gr 77) and Ogefr Herbert Roth (geb 2/11/1915, bur Gr 79). Pilot Uffz Jablonka buried Grave 76 (absa3945).
223 Jache, HorstLt2/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8504 (lost 10/8/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew at Tschaschniki 8 October, 1942 after being hit by flak, two other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
224 Jaeckel, HorstOgefr3/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460384 "Yellow 2" (lost 11/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Söllingen, bailed safely (JG-4 List).
225 Jaekel, HorstOfwJG-107, 3/JG-4 (9/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk 460384 "Yellow 2" (dam 11/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Söllingen.
226 Jaenisch, Franz Fritz:Stbs/Fw83.J/88 Legion Condor, 3/JG-2 (7/42 Channel), Stab III/JG-2 8/41)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-1, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1588 "Yellow 8" (6/40; lost 10/15/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
"Yellow 8" was lost 15 October, 1940, flown by Horst Helriegel who became POW during the Battle of Britain after belly landing on the Isle of Wight. His first known victory, a Morane 406 E of Diedenhöfen on 9 March, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Landrecies on 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Cambrai-St Quentin on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Bloch 151 at Ham-Peronne on 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Morane SW of Soissons on 8 June, 1940. A 6th, a Spitfire over England on 11 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire E of Boulogne on 16 August, 1941, a Stabs/Fw at this time. His 8th, a Spitfire on 21 August, 1941, no location. Magnus Report. Plus one victory in Spain. Good friend of Rudi Pflanz. Alternate spelling: Jänisch. See also, "Jänisch, Franz".
227 Jandke, GerhardLt3/KG-54Ju 88A Werk # 1226 "B3 + GL" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing crash 2 km southwest of Tour en Bessin, near Caen, the night of 23/24 April, 1944, during the return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Remaining crew: Uffz Bernard Frank, Observer (WIA); Uffz Horst Seeck, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Karl Wolle, Gunner (KIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
228 Jänisch, FranzHptm83J/88 (38), Stab III/JG-2 (8/41 as StbsFw), 3/JG-2 (7/42), Kdr I/JG-107 (1/44), Kdr II/JG-107 (10/44 to end)Ar 96, Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 Wk # 1588 "Yellow 8" & F, Fw 190
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One victory in Spain. He sported the Mickey Mouse emblem as a momento of his time in 3J/88 in Spain, where he served as Mölders wingman. His 1st victory was a Morane east of Diedenhöfen, 9 March, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Landrecies, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Cambrai-St Quentin on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Bloch 151 at Ham/Perrone on 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Morane southwest of Soissons, 8 June, 1940. A 6th, a Spitfire on 11 August, 1940, no location. a 7th, a Spitfire east of Boulogne on 16 August, 1941, a Stbs/Fw at the time. An 8th, another Spitfire on 21 August, 1941, no location. This "Yellow 8" was lost 15 October, 1940, to his annoyance, by Fw Horst Hellriegel, when Hellriegel belly landed it on the Isle of Wight. A good friend of Rudi Pflanz. He may have achieved the rank of Major. Alternate spelling: Jaenisch.
229 Janson,ObltKGr-806 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4061 "??" (lost 8/31/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with unnamed crew near Nantes 31 August, 1940; cause of the crash unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Horst Müller (geb 1/13/1919, KIC, bur La Cambe Blk 36, Gr 67); Ofw Albin Erdmann (geb 3/1/1912, KIC, bur La Cambe Blk 36, Gr 65) and Fw Buschelka. the disposition of Oblt Janson and Fw Buschelka is unknown (absa3945). Alternate spelling: Jansen.
230 Jentsch, DietrichLt7/30/19201(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7685 "1H + MH" (lost 1/29/43)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 29 January, 1943 after being shot down by enemy fighters at Nordsjoen, Map Quadrant 03 East/4721. Remaining crew (all POW); Ofw Theodor Kock, Observer; Fw Horst Etzold, R/O and Uffz Hans Sachse, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
231 John,Uffz75/JG-52Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 20 April, 1943. A 2nd Yak-1 on 30 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-1 on 1 May, 1943. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 4 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 22 May, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 26 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 28 May, 1943. A Magnus Report and Heinrich Breuer suggests this might be Horst John, basis unknown, but these 7 victories plus 6 posted to Horst equals the 13 thought to be attributed to Horst..
232 John, HorstFw62/JG-300 (JG "Herrmann"), 2/JG-300Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 20637 "Yellow 12" (lost 11/17/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 17 November 1943 near Bonn/ Endenich due to engine trouble. One known victory, a Stirling S of Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, another Stirling SW of Remscheid on 31 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax at Mannheim on 11 August, 1943. A 4th, A Stirling E of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax E of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A 6th, a Halifax at Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Victories may be as high as 13 (H. Breuer).
233 Jolitz, GünterHptm8/13/1920Breslau3/KG-55 (4/41), Stfkpt 3/KG-55 (4/43), Stfkpt 9/LG-1 (5/43)He 111H-6, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822656 "L1 + KT" (lost 2/12/44)
RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clsap
KIA 12 February, 1944; crashed during a mine-laying operation off Anzio. His ac crashed near Mercatello, north of Forli, in the Appenines. Remaining crew: Fw Fritz Pfleger, Obs (bailed safely); Uffz Horst Schüll, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Rupert Imstetter, Gnr (bailed safely).
234 Jung, ErichUffz1(F)/123 (Italy)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430360 "4U + LH" (lost 11/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Lt Horst Handrick and two other unnamed crew at Neapel on 26 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
235 Junghans, FritzUffz6/1/19207/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + DR" (lost 6/20/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 20 June, 1944 while on a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger War Cem. La Cambe, France): Gefr Walter Emrich; Uffz Eckehard Winstel and Uffz Horst Heinicke, designations unknown. Uffz Junghans bur Blk 17, Gr 304; Gefr Emrich bur Blk 17, Gr 305 and Uffz Winstel but Blk 45, Row 10, Gr 361G. The burial location of Uffz heinicke is unknown (D.Drury).
236 Junghans, KurtHptmStfkpt 1(F)/122 (Catania) Ju 88D-1 (Trop) Werk # 430140 "F6 + MH" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/27/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 6 November, 1942; made a force landing at San Javier, Spain after running out of fuel during a reconnaissance mission at Oran Algeria. The three remaining crew (unnamed) were also carried as MIA, although they may have returned to the unit, as did Junghans. Added: Altho a pilot in his own right, on this flight he served as observer for Lt Scheidig. Remaining crew: Lt Albert Scheidig, Pilot; Fw Hans Uffing, R/O and Uffz Horst Wunderlich, Gnr (D.Drury)
237 Juranek, HansLt9/3/1922Wiener - Neustadt9/JG-2 (Ettinghausen 2/45)Fw 190A, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600411 (lost 2/19/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 February, 1945 during aerial combat over Limburg with a P-47 of 36FG. Jager Blatt 2/2001. His D-9 crashed in a forest at Herborn. He was buried in Hattenrod (Source: Horst Jeckel).
238 Jurklies, HorstUffz3/6/1920Tilsit, E.Prussia (now S.U.)7/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440250 "White 12" (lost 6/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s near Clastres/Aisne France. Buried Fort de Malmaison, Block 7/35/1393. Alternate spelling: Jürklies (Bf 109 Loss List).
239 Juventus, HorstKG-26 (France)Ju 88ABomber Operational ClaspOsprey Publ.
240 Käding, HorstUffz11(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170369 (5/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspAC listed as "Lost" 28 May, 1944, pilot disposition and further detail not reported.
241 Kaiser, HorstMajKdr III/KG-26 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140432 "1T + AD" (lost 12/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 December, 1942, probably due to enemy fighters, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
242 Kaletsch, Karl WilhelmFw4/16/1915MarburgStab/KG-2 Do 17Z-3 Werk # 4230 "U5 + GA" (lost 8/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 August, 1941 when he collided with a Do 17P-1, piloted by Oblt Walter Lahnor of 2(F)/11, in the Novgorod Russia area. Remaining crew: Lt Horst Doermer, Obs; Fw Edmund Diederich, R/O and Gefr Franz Bartos, Flt Engr. Fw Kaletsch and Lt Doermer believed buried in the War Cem at Korpovo among the unknowns. Gefr Bartos buried Korpovo 7/1/30. Fw Diederich is commemorated in the War Cem Korpovo (D.Drury).
243 Kallerhoff, Horst DieterOfhr10/7/1923Hameln8JG-106, 9/JG-3 (joined 7/44 on the Eastern Front)Bf 109G & Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
One known victory, a P-51 N of Meru on 18 August, 1944. Shot down three times. His last flight was on 2 May, 1945. Deceased 11 July, 2001. Retired Bundeswehr Luftwaffe GenMaj. Jager Blatt 4/2001. Alternate spelling: Kallerhof (OKL Claims & Perry Claims). Added: Joined the Luftwaffe in 1942. His first action was on D-Day. Later sent to Russia where he may have scored seven additional victories, his last in January 1945 after 108 missions. In the post war GAF, he was Kdr of JG-71 from April 1967 to September 1970 (Wikepedia & Dr Wayne Tibbits).
244 Kaltenmark, RomanOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-906He 115B Werk # 2407 "8L + BH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Map Quadrant 27 East/4770. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Horst Prüfner, Observer and Fw Karl Heinz Demel, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
245 Kaschinsky, HorstUffz12/26/1916Schneidemühl9/KG-30Ju 88A "4D + ?T" (lost 4/19/440Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 19 April, 1944; sd by a Mosquito night fighter XII "ME-X" of No. 488 Sq., piloted by F/Lt J.A.S. Hall; the ac crashed at sea 100km east of Bradwell Bay, Essex. Body of Kaschnisky washed ashore on 8 June, 1944 near Callantsoog. Buried 10 June, 1944 in Huisduinen Cemetery, reburied Ysselsteyn, AD 10-247 ("Find a Grave" by Fred 2/2011).
246 Kath, HorstUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731088 (lost 7/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 July, 1944 in aerial combat, location unknown, but most likely over the invasion front. Mombeek MIA List.
247 Kätzler, HorstLt7/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9644 "TW+WJ" "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 March, 1942 over Malwischera.
248 Kaubisch, HorstMaj12/3/1915Freital Zaucherode, SachsenII/StG-1, 3/StG-77, 7/StG-77, Stfkpt 9/StG-77, Kdr I/StG-5, Kdr I/SG-1 (12/43-2/45)Ju 87B, R & D in StG-5, Ju 87D & Fw 190F-8 Werk # 534364 (lost 2/12/45) in SG-1

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 12 February, 1945 in a dogfight, colliding with a Soviet fighter 1.5 km east of Letschin/Lebus district, flying a Fw 190. 1000 missions. Destroyed 137 tanks, 9 trains, 19 Artillery batteries, 6 bridges, 10 ships with 43000 BRT, one flak escort ship and four ferries. Kdr I/StG-5 in June, 1943.
249 Kayser, HorstMajKdr III/KG-26 (12/42)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
250 Keim, HorstOblt11/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410768Fighter Operational ClaspLanding accident at Gossen Norway on 16 May, 1944. No mention of injuries or AC damage. Source: SIG Norway.
251 Keller, HorstLt2/JG-54 (S.U.) Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550498 "Black 1" (75% dam 10/11/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds, belly landing 11 October, 1943 at Map Quadrant 96464.
252 Kellner, HorstFw14/SG-4Fw 190A EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire near the Aquino Italy airfield, 14 December, 1943.
253 Kernhoff, HeinzOfw2/KG-200 (Kdo "Carmen", Bergamo It.)Ju 88A-2 Werk # 170492 "A3 + TB" (lost 8/13/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 13 August, 1944, when their ac suffered an engine failure and crashed 35km from Bergamo. Remaining crew (desig unk): Lt Otto Klingohr, Ogefr Leonard Abraham, Gefr Horst Seifert and Uffz Heinz Bartsch. Three graves are known via VDK in the Ger War Cem. at Costermano, Italy, in Blk 9, as follows: Lt Klingohr Gr 165, Ogefr Abraham Gr 276 and Uffz Bartsch Gr 164 (D.Drury). Naming the pilot (Kernhoff) may be in error, since designations were not given.
254 Kessler, LudwigOfhr1/19/1924Wieseck7/JG-2 (Nidda)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461363 (lost 12/17/44), Fw 190A Werk # 5735 "Black 12", Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210242 (lost 3/15/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1945 during aerial combat over Nidda with a P-51 of 356FS, piloted by Lt Thomas Westbrock. He crashed with his D-9 in a forest area between Nidda and Ranstadt. He was ejected on impact and was found hanging in a tree with his partially opened parachute. Buried in Wieseck (Source: Horst Jeckel). Jager Blatt 1/2001. Injured 17 December, 1944 when he overturned on landing at Nidda in his G-14.
255 Kiebellus, HorstLt7/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15877 "White 12" (lost 9/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a LaGG at Pologi, 90km SE of Nowo Saporoshje.
256 Kilz, HorstUffz12/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15420 "White 18" (lost 11/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 November, 1943, cause and location not reported.
257 Kirchner, HorstLt1112/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.), 2/JG-302 (7/44)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20350 (lost 8/4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441784 "Red 1" (lost 7/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/44 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/4/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 July, 1944 (Magnus). WIA 4 August, 1943 during aerial combat, an Ofw at the time, location not reported. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 30 May, 1943. A MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 July, 1943. A Soviet Boston NE of Raiski on 5 August, 1943. A 7th Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 3 May, 1944. One known western victory, his 8th overall, a B-24 W of Budapest on 2 July, 1944. His 9th, another B-24 at Essling/Wein on 8 July, 1944. A B-24 (HSS) N of Neusiedlersee on 16 July, 1944. His 10th (per Perry Claims), a B-24 (HSS) at Vienna on 21 July, 1944. His 11th, a B-17 at Traunsee on 21 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Kirschner.
258 Kirschner, HorstUffz4/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27079 (lost 11/3/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 November, 1943 during aerial combat west of Haarlem (DeSwart). Alternate spelling: Kirchner.
259 Kirschner, HorstUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 6/43), 9/JG-26Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 November, 1943 in aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 132 Sq. 20 km W of Haarlem. At the time of his death, although still assigned to 9 Staffel/JG-26, he was on temporary duty with II/JG-3.
260 Kitzler, HorstLt18/JG-54Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941.
261 Kizina, HorstLt28/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Beaufighter NW of Malemes on 3 January, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) 30 km W of Banja-Lüka on 30 May, 1944.
262 Klatt, HorstUffz8/29/19193/ZG-26Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3294 "U8 + KL" (lost 9/3/40 ?)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 3 September, 1940; Bailed over the sea and drowned. His body washed ashore 10/4/40, which appears on the grave marker. Buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 110 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
263 Klette. HorstFw12/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15279 (lost 7/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 July, 1943 at Beau le Croix, cause not reported.
264 Knobbe, Herbert192413/JG-27 & or 5/JG-27Bf 109G, Me 262 (in Trng), Bf 109G-14 (lost at Breslau 45)Fighter Operational ClaspMentioned in Jager Blatt 6/2003. The following information provided from his eldest son, Dr. Wieland Knobbe. Herbert was studying ACEngineering in Thorn Poland before entering flight training, winning his certificate in June 1944 at Neukuhren. He joined JG-27 and served as wingman for Horst Rippert, his "Guardian Angel". He survived a severe crash at Breslau near wars end. He was interned by the British in Leck and released soon after. He and Horst Rippert remained friends after the war.
265 Knobel, GüntherOfhr9/KG-28 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3810 "1T + KT" (lost 7/30/42)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 30 July, 1942; crashed into the sea off Hemsby, Norfolk after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: After crashing at sea, the crew were rescued by a small rescue craft and taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Ogefr Erwin Schibor, Obs; Ogefr Uhlrich Calaminus, R/O and Ogefr Horst Gronau, Gnr (D.Drury).
266 Knolle, Friedrich WilhelmFw4/27/19096/KG-30 (6/41 Finland)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0882217 "4D + FP+ (70% damaged 6/22/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA; Injured in a non-operational crash on 22 June, 1941 while making an emergency landing on the shore line at Hasvik Norway due to bad weather. Remaining crew (all WIA): Uffz Horst Müller, Observer; StFw Max Hengst, R/O; Gefr Kurt Berger, Gunner and Uffz Froede, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Knolle, Müller, Hengst and Berger lost their lives when they were onboard a Ju 52/3m which crashed at Tönnölfjellet on 27 June, 1941 (Flyvrak Norway). Added: Friedrich Wilhelm Knolle buried Trondheim-Havstein, Row 15 Gr 45; Horst Müller bur Trondheim Row 28, Gr 32; Max Hengst bur Trondheim Row 15, Gr 31 and Karl Franz Berger bur Trondheim, Row 21, Gr 31 (he died in the hospital on 30 June, 1941) ( D.Drury).
267 Köhler, HansOblt11/8/19169/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2822 "G1 + DT" (lost 9/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 September, 1940 during a raid on the Hurricane Gloster Aircraft Factory at Hucclecote. He was attacked by Hurricanes of No.79 Sq. and crashed at sea off County Wexford. Remaining crew: Fw Horst Birkholz, Obs (KIA); Uffz Rudolf Firchau, R/O (KIA); Fw Martin Lippert, Mech (MIA) and Gefr Franz Günther, Gnr (KIA). The deceased buried at Glencree Cemetery, graves 7,20 & 31. (D.Drury).
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
268 Köhler, HorstFhr10/26/19242/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960556 "Black 6" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; enemy action against P-51 escorts in the Rheinsberg area. Buried Neuruppin Evangel Friedhof, Abt 14/2/16. Source: J. Geensen.
269 Köhler, HorstUffz7/JG-53 (Med; 6/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160699 "White 8 + I" (dam 1/16/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161150 "White 10 + I" (dam 6/9/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA a 2nd time on 9 June, 1944, hit in the cabin by bomber return fire near Treviso. WIA 16 January, 1944 during aerial combat near Laibach with a B-24, hit in the cabin.
270 Köhler, HorstOblt6/KG-55He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 6/29/40)Wound Badge in Silver
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 29 June, 1940; sd with wounds during an attack on Sedan on the Meuse Front. His ac crashed in the Charleville area. Three of the unnamed crew became POW and two were KIA. Köhler was severely injured and had his arm amputated. Following the surrender of France, he was returned to Germany. He passed away at the age of 41 (aufhimmelzuhause).
271 Kölsch, HorstUffz10/JG-53 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165538 "White 12 + I" (lost 9/12/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Rechlin area. Source: Vol. III, JG-53 Chronik, pg 1410 by Jochen Prien.
272 Kornatzki, Hans Günther vonObstlt6/22/19066Kdr II/JG-52 (8/40 Peuplingues), Sturmstaffel 1/JG-1 (1/44), JG-3, Kdr II(Sturm)/JG-4 (7/44)Ar 65 (4/35), Bf 109C,D & E in JG-52, He-51, Fw 190A-6 "White 1" in JG-1, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681424 "Green 3" (lost 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps
KIA 12 September, 1944 shortly after his 6th victory! Stfkpt in 3/Fl Grp Damm in April, 1935. Channel pilot. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, leading Sturmstaffel 1. His 5th victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Beckum-Hamm on 23 March, 1944. A 6th victory, a B-17 E of Helmstedt on 12 September, 1944. He seems to be the person credited with the idea of the Rammtrager concept, with led to the Sturmgruppes. Another source states his name as Horst Günther. Another, Walter. Another, Hans Georg. Alternate spelling: Kornatski.

Sturmstaffel 1: 5 Left Maj. von Kornatzki
273 Kornhäusel, HorstFwFFS C14 (Kbely FP)He 111B=2 Werk # 1019 (dam 10/15/42)Pilot BadgeKIC 15 October, 1942 when flying Co-pilot for Uffz Harry Popall, their ac crashed at Prag-Stromovka shortly after takeoff due to a left engine malfunction. Uffz Popall and Mech, Uffz Matthias Traber escaped with minor injuries (F.Braun).
274 Kötter, RudolfFw18/NJG-2, 11/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Horst-Venlo on 22 June, 1944.
275 Krams, HerbertUffz2(F)/ObdL Do 215B-4 Werk # Unk "VB + KC" (lost 5/10/40) Observer Operational Clasp POW 10 May, 1940; sd at Rossum, 5 km east of Zaltbommel, no further detail. Remaining crew: Ofw Herbert Kaselowski, Obs (POW); Uffz Horst Kreutz (geb 2/22/1919), R/O (KIA, bur Yssel., CI/1/24) and Uffz Rico Weinhold, Gnr (POW). Source: E. Brongers & D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Kramer. Note: SIG Norway suggests it was downed by a Bf 109, friendly fire?
276 Krause, FritzUffz4(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Vaernes)Ju 88A-17 Werk # 141158 "1H + IM" (lost 2/9/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 9 February, 1945; crashed into the mountainous region of the Rabbas Valley on a transfer flight to Bardufoss due to bad weather, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Lt Jürgen Hartwig, Obs; Ogefr Horst Dieter Diesel and Ogefr Walter Schäfer (Flyvrak Norway).
277 Krause, Helmut Richard HermannOfw8/13/1913Glogau1(F)/33 (Luftflotte 3)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144517 "8H + KH" (lost 12/2/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Oblt Walter Müller and two other unnamed crew 2 December, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The entire crew were killed when they crashed at San Jose, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain, cause unknown. The crew of four buried at Cuacos de Yuste, Row 2: Ofw Krause Gr 27, Oblt Müller, Obs, Gr 26; Uffz Horst Neuenfeldt Gr 25 and Gefr Walter Sir (geb 12/6/1922) believed buried "In Memorian", as unknown (D.Drury).
278 Krause, HorstUffz18/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 10262 "Black 10 + I" (lost 8/26/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 August, 1942; During a strafing mission north of Stalingrad, Map Quadrant 49/1/3. Mombeek MIA List. His one known victory, a MiG-3 SW of Petrof Sikolkoye on 26 August, 1942, the date he went missing.
279 Krause, MaxOfw10/30/1911GörlitzStab/KG-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140299 "V4 + CA" (lost 10/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 16 October, 1943 when he crashed into the Scarabello mountain, Province Parma (Italy), during heavy fog. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Horst Brandenburger, Observer; Uffz Roman Grabowski, R/O and Uffz Heinrich Witz, Gunner. The crew were all buried in the Soldiers Cemetery at Costermano. Jager Blatt 5/2004.
280 Kretschmer, HorstUffzI/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 1/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410222 (lost 9/13/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 13 September, 1943 when the engine of his A-5 failed on a training mission before his first combat mission. He crashed and burned at Hazebrouck. He died a week later in the Hazebrouck hospital.
281 Krieger, Horst DietrichOblt7/1/1920Götzlach32/LG-2 (12/41), 2/JG-77 (5/42), I/JG-77 (10/42), 1(Erg)/JGr.-Süd (3/43), 4/JG-77 (1/44 Italy), Stfkpt 4/JG-77 (6/44), Kdr II/JG-77 (3/45) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161739 (dam 2/19/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 February, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires, crash landed at Platznähe (Bf 109 Loss List). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-24s in the Balkans on 29 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 SW of Tolmezzo on 9 June, 1944.
282 Krüger, HorstOfwWekusta 76 (Nikolayev) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5910 "5Z + RA" (lot 4/14/42) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 14 April, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance operation, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Wd.-Sekr. Robert Lohle, Obs; Fw Adalbert Mübach (or Müsbach), R/O and Ogefr Erwin Walter Karl Beese, Flt Engr. Two matches on the VDK database: Wd.-Sekr and Ogefr Beese, showing their place of death as Alushta, Crimea, where they are believed buried (D.Drury).
283 Krüger, Horst 'Benno'Lt9Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (8/41), Stab II/JG-2 (12/41)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20269 "Black 1"(lost 7/26/42) in July 42EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 July, 1942 after aerial combat with 2 Spitfires of RAF No. 91 Sq., 10 km south of Dungeness. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire downed on 4 September, 1941, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 18 September, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 21 September, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 27 September, 1941. His 7th, a Halifax near Brest on 30 December, 1941. Two victories on 12 February, 1942; a Swordfish and a Spitfire. Magnus, 16 victories.
284 Krüll, JakobUffz11/20/19/144/KG-76Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk (lost 8/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No. 501 Sq. following an attack on RAF Manston. The ac crashed into the English Channel off the Kent coast. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erich Dubs, Obs; Uffz Horst Freimann, R/O and Uffz Hans Fröba, Gnr.. Pilot Krüll washed ashore on the Dutch side, and is buried at Ysselsteyn, BF/4/89 (D.Drury).
285 Kuhle, HorstUffz1/KG-6 (Grove De.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144346 (lost 2/26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 26 February, 1943 when returning from a training exercise, the AC was circling the Grove tower, when the left wing struck the ground and the AC cartwheeled, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Ogefr Leo Przekwasinski, Obs; Uffz Friedrich Kumk, R/O and Gefr Ulrich Kau, Gunner. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 3 March, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
286 Kühler, MaxFwNahaufklar.Gr. Fleischmann (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2398 "6T + FA" (lost 1/4/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 4 January, 1943 at Morosowskaja, cause unknown. His Obs, Oblt Horst Eigenmüller, also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
287 Kummer, Horst O.Uffz32/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720258 (lost 5/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
He suffered wounds on 11 August, 1944 at the Nordholz airfield as a result of a gun cleaning accident (Boiten). His G-4 crashedat Dalen Holland, north of Coevorden, on 28 May, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
288 Kunath, HorstUffz2(F)/11 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430217 "6M + DK" (lost 11/15/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans Schlüter and two other unnamed crew 15 November, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
289 Kunisch, BernhardOblt3/20/1920Neisse7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0166 "F8 + ER" (lost 8/15/43), Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0222 "F8 + AR" (lost 11/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with entire crew, 20 November, 1943; failed to return from a mission. Shot down by Beaufighters W of Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Horst Lückstädt (or Lückstedt), geb 4/22/1917, Co-pilot; Uffz Günther Nellner, geb 5/20/1921, Obs; Fw Franz Vrbka (or Urbka), geb 1/10/1920, R/O 1; Uffz Fritz Oetker, geb 7/14/1919, R/O 2; Fw Heinz Schatte, geb 8/17/1920, Wart and Uffz Gerhard Theilemann, geb 11/23/1921, Gunner. Source: B.Bines & D.Drury. Added: On 15 August, 1943, he was engaged in an attack on convoy OS53 when he was hit by return fire from the RN Sloop HMS Stork, and made an emergency landing at Santiago de Compostela, Corunna, Spain. The crew were interned and later repatriated. Remaining crew: Uffz Otto Specht, Co-pilot; Uffz Günther Nellner, Obs; Uffz Horst Flechsig (or Fleschsig), R/O 1; Uffz Fritz Ötker (or Oetker), R/O 2; Uffz Heinz Schatte (or Schadde), Flt Engr and Uffz Gerhard Theilemann, Gnr (D.Drury).
290 Kuntze, WilhelmFw1(F)/123 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1243 "4N + MH" (lost 2/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Horst Hertwig and two other unnamed crew 16 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
291 Kuprat, HorstLtSt.Stf/StG-77 (S.U.)Bf 110 Werk # 5178 (lost 2/2/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 2 February, 1943; crashed at Kalinin due to engine damage, two other unnamed crew WIA. Bf 110 Loss List
292 Kütterer, HelmutLt1/16/1923Dresden7/KG-40 Fw 200C-4 Werk #0183 (lost 7/9/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIFA 9 July, 1944 when he flew into a mountain 100 km NE of Clermont-Ferrand, on a transfer flight, killing all onboard; the crew of seven and five Ground Crew. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Karl Novotny, geb 10/13/1919, Obs; Fw Horst Flechsig, geb 7/16/1920, R/O 1; Fw Karl Greeb, geb 12/20/1912, R/O 2; Uffz Kurt Schramm, geb 10/3/1922, Mech; Uffz Ernst Kreigenfeld, geb 7/13/1919, Gunner and Ogefr Erhard Sumpf, geb 10/16 1924, Gunner. Source: B.Bines. Added: The crash location reported as St Nicolas-des-Biefs, Allier, France. The seven crew are buried at Dagneux, France, Blk 8, Row 2 as follows: Lt Kütterer, Gr 40; Fw Nowotny Gr 36; Fw Flechsig Gr 39; Fw Greeb Gr 34; Uffz Schramm Gr 38; Uffz Kreigenfeld Gr 37 and Ogefr Sumpf Gr 35 (D.Drury). Two of the known Ground Crew were a Fw Kalinowski and Uffz Ernst Lupp (Jager Blatt 4/2003).
293 Kützler, HorstLt18/JG-54 (12/41 S.U.)Bf 109E & f EK 2
Fighter operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 13 December, 1941.
294 Lamprecht, WalterOblt5/1/19081(F)/122Ju 88A-5 Werk # 809 [or 0809] (lost 8/30/41)Observer Operational Clasp WIA 30 August, 1941; shot down by flak at Plotki, S.U. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Heinz Läschke [or Laechke] (WIA), Obs; Uffz Rudolf Krebs (KIA), R/O and Uffz Horst Effenberger (WIA), Gunner. Wiki Luft data. Added: Uffz Krebs is commemorated in the War Cem at Duchowschtchina, believed buried among the unknowns (D.Drury & LOCS).
295 Langer, HorstFwStab I/JG-302 (11/43), III/JG-301 (10/44)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 in JG-301KVK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
296 Lawatscheck, GerhardOblt2/KG-51, 2/FKG-50 (Zaporozhye, Ukraine) He 177A-1 Werk # 15241 "E8 + AH" (lost 1/20/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 20 January, 1943 making a crash landing while evaluating the He 177 at Zaporozhye (Ger trans Saporoshje), Ukraine, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Ofw Hugo Hoppe, Obs (KIC); Hptm Horst Roering, R/O (KIC); Ofw Heinrich Fillies, Flt Engr (KIC); Uffz Erich Esche, Gnr 1 (Inj) and Uffz Heinz Kuhlmann, Gnr 2 (Inj). No VDK listing for the pilot; the three deceased are commemorated in the War Cem at Charkow, Ukraine (D.Drury).
297 Leeden, Horst Georg van derOblt3/28/1919Görlitz4(F)/122 ('41), 8/NJG-3 ('44), 1(F)/22 ('45)Bf 110 Werk # Unk (dam 4/3/41), Ju 88D-1, He 111H-16, Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 12/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/23/42), Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash in his 110 on 3 April, 1941, crashing near Antwerp, no further detail. Injured a 2nd time, on 28 December, 1944, no detail (LOCS). DK-G Awards List
298 Lehmann, HorstHptmLegion Condor (JGr-88), Kdr I/ZG-26 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109D, Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4091 (or 4901) "3U + AB" (lost 7/18/41)
Spanish Cross in Gold
br>Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 July, 1941. Found on Spanish Cross Award List.
299 Lehmkuhl, GerhardOblt4/KG-1 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6537 "V4 + FM" ((ZM) lost 4/22/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 22 April, 1942 at Krestzy, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Walter Claus (aka Klaus), Obs; Ogefr Hermann Kaiser, R/O and Ogefr Horst Leistner, Gnr. Per the VDK, Oblt Lehmkuhl and Ogefr Leistner are commemorated in the War Cem. at Sologubowka; Uffz Claus is commemorated at Korpowo (D.Drury).
300 Leither, KarlLt2/9/1914Wien - Guntramsdorf1/KG-4He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 6/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 June, 1940; sd by fighters over Dunkirk and crashed at Rohsol bei Dunkirchen, killing all four crewmen. Remaining crew: Fw Horst Tromsdorf, Uffz herbert Edmund Fünfstrück and Uffz Rud. Walter Patzer. All buried in the War Cem. Werl Waldfriedhof, Germany; Leither Gr 13, Tromsdorf Gr 12, Fünfstrück Gr 11 and Patzer Gr 10. The crew positions were not identified, Leither was selected for this entry (D.Drury).

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