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201 Hering, MartinFwA/88 Recon Unit in Spain, III/KG-53 (5/40), 1(F)/123 (10/40)Do17P
Spanish Cross
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 21 October, 1940. Mombeek
202 Herpel, OswaldFhjFw1(F)/22 (Banak)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430822 "4N + LH" (lost 4/2/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 2 April, 1944; sd by an RAF Martin bomber of No.846 Sq., believed to have crashed in the barents Sea (Observer Loss List).
203 Hillert, GüntherFw11/JG-27 (11/41)Bf 109E & F (Trop) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 22 November, 1941 after being shot down by a P-40 of SAAF No. 3 Sq. NW of El Gobi. One known victory, his first, a Martin 167 on 15 November, 1941.
204 Hillmann, KurtFw1/18/19221/KG-53 (Varelbusch)He 111H-16 Werk # 110304 A1 + BH" (lost 11/25/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed into the North Sea, 10 km west of Egmond on 25 November, 1944 (DeSwart). He had just launched a V-1 from under the wing when they were attacked by a Mosquito "HK 290" "RX-J" of RAAF No. 456 Sq., piloted by F/O F.S. Stevens and Nav. F/O W.A.H. Kellett. The Mosquito made two passes setting the port engine on fire. The He 111 went down in a shallow dive, flames spreading from the port engine, and hit the water, leaving a sea of flame. The entire crew of five were killed. Pilot Hillmann washed ashore on 27 November, 1944 near the coastal village of Callantsoog and was buried in Huisduinen Cemetery near Den Helder on 30 November, 1944. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Josef Jauernig, Gunner, washed ashore on the Dutch coast 26 November, 1944 and was buried in Bergen on 28 November, 1944. Fw Ludwig Klaiber, R/O, washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 31 Dec, 1944 and was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 2 January, 1945. Uffz Rudolf Martin, Obs. and Uffz Jürgen Hauser, Mech, have no known graves. Hillmann & Jauernig were transferred to Ysselstein Cemetery after the war. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Hillmann buried Blk AD, Row 9, Gr 221. Jauernig buried Blk CL, Row 6, Gr 129. Klaiber's final burial at Esbjerg Cemetery Denmark, Blk O1, Row 15, Gr 4 (D.Drury).
205 Hlubek, OswaldOfw.Stab/KG-4 (5/40 Fassberg) He 111P-2 Werk # 2909 (or 2912/SGLO) "5J + DA" (lost 5/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW (briefly) 10 May, 1940; sd by Dutch fighters near Hellevoetsluis. His He 111 crashed at Rockanje Holland. Remaining crew: Oblt Klaus Born, Obs (POW); Ofw Otto Blank, R/O (POW) and Ofw Ewald Frotscher, Gnr. (KIA). Also onboard was the Kdr of KG-4, Gen Martin Fiebig RK 5/8/40 (POW). The POWs were released 23 May, 1940. (DeSwart & Kaiser RK book). Added: The He 11 was sd by a Dutch Fokker G-1 of 3-II-1, piloted by 1/Lt Noomen. The Gunner, Ewald Frotscher, is buried in Ysselsteyn, BU/10/230 (D.Drury).
206 Höcke, MartinOblt4/KG-51 (7/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144087 "9K + FC" (lost 7/10/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42), EP(7/10/42),

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 10 July, 1942 due to flak, Map Quad Pl.Qu.9068, east of Staorobelsk, Russia. DK-G Awards List Ju 88 Loss List, LOCS & Vermeer EP Awards List. Alternate spelling: Hoecke
207 Hoferichter, AlbertOgefr1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2796 "7T + TH" (lost 11/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 24/25 November, 1940, after dispensing his bomb load, his AC flew into a barrage balloon at Plymouth harbor. The AC crashed at Penlee Point, Cornwall at 22:40 hours. Remaining crew (all POW): Lt.z.See Martin Saueracker, Observer; Uffz Heinrich Weiss, R/O and Uffz Kurt Elslet, Mech. Elslet was injured in the engagement. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
208 Hoffmann, MartinFlgr10/25/19092I & III/JG-105 (2/45)Fw 190A, Me 262, He 162 EK 2
Glider Badge
HJ Pin
Fighter Operational Clasp
Russian POW for 5 years. His two victories were Allied fighter bombers on 20/21 December, 1943 at a V-1 site north of Abbeville. This young pilot was spared combat in jets due to lack of fuel.
209 Horbel, HeinzUffz1(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7043 "1H + HH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, S of Is. Spitzbergen. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Georg Haug, Observer; Ogefr Heinrich Kampmann, R/O and Uffz Martin Päuser, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
210 Horing, MartinOfw3(F)/123Ju 88A-1 Werk # 403 (dam 10/21/40)Observer Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost at the Brest airfield, 21 October, 1940, cause not reported. Remaining crew (dispo unk): Oblt Heinz Jasper, Obs; Uffz Willi Ruschenburg, R/O and Uffz Martin Baechmann, Mech (absa3945).
211 Hornung, MartinUffz3/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4241 "U5 + BH" (lost 4/4/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 4 April, 1943 during aerial combat with a night fighter. His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea 20 km west of Vlissingen Holland. Hornung was picked up by a German ASR boat, while Gunner Ogefr Wilhelm Rundes body was picked up, still in his parachute. On 7 April, he was buried at Noorden Cemetery at Vlissingen, and later at Ysselsteyn. Remaining crew (MIA and presumed KIA): Ogefr Karl Schick, Obs and Uffz Ewald Pape. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
212 Ignatius, JoachimLt10/25/19192/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z-2 Werk # 2844 "7T + MK" (lost 11/7/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his crew the night of 6/7 November, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Liverpool, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt z.S. Alfred Schumacher, Obs; Ogefr Werner Adam, R/O and Uffz Herbert Becker, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
213 Illig, W.FwAufklärungsstaffel 1(F)/Nacht Do 17P Werk # 4052 (40% dam 9/13/42) Night Observer Operational Clasp Disposition unknown 13 September, 1942, when his ac made an involuntary ground contact near Pskov (Pleskau in German), Russia. Remaining crew: Uffz Richard Amsel, Obs (KIA) and Uffz K.Martin, R/O (Inj). Uffz Amsel buried in the Ger War Cem at Sebesh, Russia, Blk 14, Row 9, Gr 2417 (D.Drury).
214 Irrgang, MartinFw9/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140138 "4D + IT" (lost 5/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 25 May, 1942; shot down over the Baerntsea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Hans Backe, Observer; Ogefr Hans Müller, R/O and Gefr Heinrich Jungeland, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
215 Jäckel, Martin Friedrich KarlFw2/17/1912Wussow/Pommern15(Z)/LG-1 Bf 110C-1 Werk # Unk "L1 + KV" (lost 8/31/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA the night of 31 August/ 1 September, 1940 during aerial combat over England, crashing near Edenbridge (Bf 110 Loss List). His gunner, Flg Heinz Karl Gerhard Rösler (8/29/1919 Lindenberg), also KIA. Both buried at Cannock Chase, Block 9, Collective Grave 34 (Joe Potter Grave Search). Added: more precise crash location, Hosey Wood, 1.5.miles south of Brasted, Kent (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
216 Jagusch, HansUffz9/8/1923Osterode Ostpreussen11/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180530 "2Z + CV" (lost 12/30/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA the night of 29/30 December, 1944 over Bastogne, crashing at Berle Luxembourg. He is believed to have been shot down by a P-61A Nightfighter, Ser # 42-5574 of the 425th Nightfighter Sq.. The crew, Uffz Walter Krebs (geb 1/2/1922 Hochdobern), R/O and Uffz Friedrich Kurz (geb 7/28/1920 Bad Cannstadt), Gunr, did survive by parachuting out, but not without injury. Jager Blatt 1/2001 and the nephew of Hans Jagusch, Martin Fechner.
217 Jeschke, Martin AlfredOfw4Zerst/KG-30, 6/NJG-101 (9/43)Do 217J, Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington southwest of Stavanger/Sola, 12 April, 1940. A 2nd, a Blenheim in the Stavanger area on 17 April, 1940. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 10 km S of Munich on 7 September, 1943. A 4th, a Wellington N of Szombathely on 23 November, 1944.
218 John, SiegfriedOfw4/KG-3 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4632 "5K + AM" (lost 4/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 12 April, 1942 at Pjeno-Toropjetz, (Tver Oblast ?), Russia, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (dispo unk): Ofw Karl Benker (or Becker), Obs; Uffz Herbert Berndt (or Berudt), R/O and Uffz Johann Adler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
219 Junginger, MartinUffz7/JG-54 (7/43 Schiphol) Bf 109G-4/Y Werk# 16180 "White 9" (lost 7/30/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 July, 1943 during aerial combat in "White 9" at Hengelo (Dunsborg) Holland. Added: Buried Yssel BN-3/69 (SGLO).
220 Jüstel, MartinLt1/13/192269/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6661 (lost 12/3/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 December, 1942 after beinh hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 46132. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NE of Gshatsk on 2 September, 1942. A 2nd, an R-5 E of Zubzoff on 9 September, 1942. A 3rd & 4th, both Pe-2s on 10 September, 1942. A 5th, a LaGG-3 W of Olenino on 29 October, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 November, 1942. Victories per OKL.
221 Kadelke, Wolff DietrichLt.5/21/19212/KG-40 (Channel)Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspCo-Pilot Kadelke MIA 18 July, 1941; failed to return from a mission over the Atlantic NW of Ireland while attacking Convoy OB346. Remaining crew (MIA): Maj Fritz Fliegel, Pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz Johann Kothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
222 Kalisch, MartinOfw9/26/1912Antonienhütte4/KG-40Do 217E-4 Werk # 1190 "F8 + LM" (lost 5/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1942 when his ac was sd by Spitfires of No.610 Sq. and crashed into the sea off Hippisburgh Norfolk. Two bodies were recovered at the scene, with two otherd missing. Remaining crew: Ogefr Friedrich Wimmer, Obs (MIA); Ogefr Rudolf Stein, Flt Engr (KIA) and Ogefr Hans Georg Westermann, Gnr (MIA). The two deceased buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 2; Kalisch Gr 33, Stein Gr 32 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
223 Karbe, AdalbertHptm12/28/1913Barrenwinkel3/KG-55 (4/40), Stfkpt 3/KG-55 (9/40 Operation Barbarossa)He 111P-4 Werk # 3098 "G1 + BL" (dam Dreux crash), He 111P-4 Werk # 2948 (dam emer land Dreux), He 111H-6 Werk # 7526 "G1 + GV" (lost 7/30/42)
RK(11/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1942: sd by Beaufighter night fighters and went down off the south coast of England. Karbe, acting as Obs this night, Fw Erhard Schäffer, Flt Engr and Ogefr Hans Delatron, Gunner were killed. Ofw Richard Bock, Pilot and Ofw Wilhelm Becker, R/O, survived and were captured. Karbe was injured in both P-4 accidents. In September, 1941, his crew destroyed 7 railway trains in a single mission.
224 Kästner, MartinMajKdr IV/KG-2 (6/42), Kdr V/KG-2 (6/43), Kdr II/KG-40 (6/43)Do 217E & K in KG-2, He 111H in KG-40Bomber Operational Clasp
225 Keil, GüntherFw72/JG-2 (5/40 Channel), 8/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-2 (8/41 Channel)Bf 109E in 1940, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7097(75% lost 4/18/42), Fw 190A-2 Werk# 20238 "Black 4" (lost 6/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 20 June, 1942 in "Black 4"; Combat 50 km north of Fecamp. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-45 at La Fere-en-Tardenois, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a LeO-451 southwest of Amiens, 31 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire into the Channel by Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 4th, a Martin 167 at Roye, 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a DB-7 northeast of Soissons, 9 June, 1940. While in Russia, he is reported to have claimed one victory. A 7th, a Hurricane south of Calais 21 May, 1941. Another source suggests an 8th victory claim on 14 April, 1942, no detail (I found no such victory on OKL). Injured 18 April, 1942 when he collided with another F-4, Werk # 8757 (pilot unknown) during a scramble at Le Harve-Octeville airfield.
226 Keller, MartinFw8/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410215 "Black 5 + I" (lost 11/13/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Quackenbrück.
227 Kempel, LorenzFw4/KG-55He 111H-8 Werk # 3867 "G1 + AM" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
MIA 27 May, 1941 during a reconnaissance flight over the Channel, when he was shot down over the sea off Gurnards Head, Cromwell, by Spitfires of RAF No. 66 Sq.. Remaining crew: Uffz Kurt Nuglan, Observer (KIA, bur CC 7/291); Fw Otto Stadel, R/O (KIA-washed ashore 6/19/41, bur CC 5/266); Fw Martin Goebel, Flt Engr (KIA-washed ashore 7/6/41, bur CC 5/311) and Gefr Josef Wiederer, Gunner (MIA).
Cannock Chase
228 Kern, HerbertOfw1(H)/32 Recon UnitHs 126 Werk # 3395 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 27 June, 1941 after being shot down near Titowka by an I-16 flown by Lt. Boris Safonov and Major Georgiy Gubanov of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt.. His Observer, Lt Paul Heinz Becker was also killed (Source: SIG Norway.
229 Kernchen, MartinUffz11/JG-76Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165252 "Yellow 3" (lost 10/3/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 October, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s of 371FG, 406Fs by Serve-Maurice France. He bailed safely. Source: Fred Trendle & Francis Froidevaux.
230 Kiening, GeorgOfw36/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 12681 "Yellow ?" (lost 6/30/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 June, 1941 by return fire from a Martin bomber near Dünaburg-Zarasi S.U.. His first known victory, a Blenheim IV #R3896 "LS-X" of RAF No. 15 Sq. on 7 July, 1940, NE of Brügge. His 2nd, a Blenheim over England on 16 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim SW of Vlissingen on 18 July, 1940. Magnus, 6 victories.
231 Kistler, MartinOfwAufkl.Gr. unitJu 188E, Ju 88A-12
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
232 Klar, MartinFw7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3464 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane at Mill House Farm, Allington, Kent. Added: Possibly shot down by F/O Brian van Mentz in a Spitfire of No.222 Sq., who claimed a "probable" this day (D.Drury).
233 Klein, MartinOfw2/KG-76Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
234 Klever, GeorgOfw5/23/1915Hockenheim4 13(Z)/LG-1 (8/40), 1/NJG-3 (3/41), 10/NJG-6 (8/43) Bf 109E, Bf 110G (lost 4/9/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 April, 1945 during an interdiction sortie (Boiten). One early victory, while in LG-1, a Spitfire in the Needles area during the Battle of Britain, on 8 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane on 16 March, 1941, no location, now in 1/NJG-3. Another victory, a Wellington on 4 June, 1942. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 near Piatra on 1 August, 1943. Added: The ac crashed in Baden Wurttemberg due to engine trouble. His unnamed R/O-Gnr managed to bail safely (crashsite located by D.Martin 4/2020).
235 Kloiber, MartinLt11/11/191722/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5342 (lost 9/4/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 September, 1940 during aerial combat over England, no specific location given. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 northwest of Charleroi, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Potez 63 near Amiens, 5 June, 1940.
236 Koch, MartinLt12/19/19181/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171076 "White 2" (lost) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 June, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 2" with a Spitfire near Serquigny. He bailed successfully with severe burns.
237 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
238 Köhler, Hans JoachimOfhr8/12/1923Adenbüttel bei GifthornII/EJG-1Fw 190A-3 Werk # 125204 (lost 2/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 February, 1945, hitting an obstruction SW of Werneuchen. Birth information, Martin Kuban.
239 Köhler, MartinOfhr14/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/26/44 at Graz), 2nd A-8 lost 11/27/44
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Horn-Eggenberg on 25 July, 1944, the same day his 1st A-8 was reported "lost". Pilot disposition unknown. This 2nd A-8 as lost at St.Andreasberg/Harz.
240 Köhn, HelmutUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr.- 606 (Channel) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8236 "7T + MH" (lost 5/29/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 29 May, 1941; sd by flak from the trawler "Chiltern" , off Mousehole, Cornwall. Remaining crew: Lt.z.See Gerd Radau, Obs (KIA, bur in a sea grave and commemorated on thr Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial); Uffz Martin Grasser, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Martin Müller, Gnr (KIA, body washed ashore, bur CC, Blk 5, Row 14, Gr 334. Uffz Köhn is not listed in the VDK Records (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
241 Kollewe, GerhardObstlt3/3/1912Bromberg, Deutsche KruschinKdr III/KG-30 (40), Kdr I/LG-1 (5/42 Med.), Kdr II/LG-1 (8/42)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141033 "L1 + YC" (lost 10/17/42)
RK(7/5/41)
EL(8/16/42)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 17 October, 1942 with Observer, Fw Bernhard Mähler; shot down by Spitfires of Nos. 126 & 249 Sqds.. Kollewe buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta). Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Martin Assum, R/O and Fw Paul Ballof, Gunner. Former soldier in Infantry Regt. 7 in 1935. Alternative spelling: Collewe
242 Kölsch, ErichGefr8/12/1924Siegen 1 JG-107 ('42 Nancy, Fr.), 10/JG-53 (late '43 - 8/44 Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165846 "White 10 + I" (lost 8/15/44) EK 2, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat with two P-51's and a P-38; his G-6 crashed on Tilgrupsweg in Appelscha Holland, near Steenwijk/Assen (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). Added: His one victory, a B-24 on 15 August, 1944. Erich witnessed the B-24 roll over on the right wing, and learned later that the crew bailed safely. Afterwards, he found himself alone, and under attack by the fighters. Despite facial, arm and other shrapnel wounds, he managed to bail from his tumbling and burning ac, with his chute partially on fire. He was rescued by a Dutch family. Heavily bandaged, he made his way back to his home in Siegen, 160 miles! His Father did not recognize him, at first, due to the facial bandaging. He had 26 unconfirmed victories in addition to the B-24. Shortly before being sd, he received word that his next assignment was to report for "Turbo" (Me 262?) training, which he never did. His war was over. He passed away on 15 August, 1990, exactly 46 years after he had been shot down! Source: Erich's Son's, Michael & Henning Kölsch and Hennings Son-in-Law, Sascha Becker (4/2021).
243 Korbelik, MartinOfwCroatiaJFS-4 (7/41), 10 or 11 Sq./Kroat 4th Ftr Grp (Mariupol 12/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1431 (45% dam 10/1/41)Fighter Operational ClaspCompleted flight training in Germany, arriving at the Russian Front in December, 1941. Savic & Ciglic-Osprey. Added: Pilot OK 1 October, 1941, after being rammed by another E-7 of Oblt Bencetic, while taxying at Lemberg airfield (Wings of Serbia).
244 Kräher, OttoUffz3/NJG-2 (Channel) Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0227 R4 + CL" (lost 1/9/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 9 January, 1941; presumed crashed into the North Sea after a mission over the UK. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Martin Stachowski, R/O and Uffz Josef Diwok, Gnr. No matches on the VDK (D.Drury).
245 Krämer, KurtOfw21/ZG-1Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3683 "S9 + LH" (lost 10/23/42)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 23 October, 1942 at Scharinka-Ssakowoje after being hit by flak. His unnamed gunner also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. One known victory, a Soviet I-15 on 2 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Martin bomber on 6 October, 1942.
246 Kramer, MartinOfw11/21/19164Stab/NJG-3 (Stade) Bf 110E-1 & F-4 (2/43), Ju 88C (11/43), Ju 88G-1 (7/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620551 "D5 + FA" (lost 12/31/45) EP(2/18/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 31 December, 1944 during aerial combat 2 km east of Liege (Boiten) in the Liege-Wandre-Souverain area, NE of Lüttich. Buried in the German War Cem at Lommel, Belgium, Block 59, Gr 513. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Wolfgang Fuchs, R/O, born 9/12/19 Munich and buried in the Ger War Cem. Lommel, Belgium, Blk 59, Gr 505 (Michael Foerster, Grandson 7/2021) and Ogefr Heinrich Prinz, Mech, born 1/24/25, also buried Lommel, Blk 59, Gr 514. All buried as "unknown" at the US Cem. at Fosse, near Bastogne until proper identification in the 90s (Rosseels). Two known victories, both "4 mots", one 30 km NW of Helgoland, the other 70 km NW of Helgoland, on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" SE of Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944.
Lommel, Belgium
247 Krampfl, JosefUffz12/25/1917MunichStab I/StG-3Ju 87B "S1 + ??" (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspShot down south of the Isle of Wight during aerial combat on 8 August, 1940. His body washed ashore (date not given) at Veules les Roses France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 13, Row 1, Gr 49. Source: M.Croft. Added: The second crewman, an Oblt Martin Müller, the Group Adjutant, was rescued from the sea by HMS Basset, and taken prisoner (D.Drury)
248 Krenkel, HeinzMaj6/21/1911Stfkpt 6/KG-54 (9/40), Kdr IV/KG-54 (10/42), Kdr III/Kampfbeoschl. (11/42) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2418 "B3 + NP" (lost 7/1/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA (briefly) with unnamed crew on 1 July, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The target was the Soviet airfield at Shepetivka (Ger. Schepetowka), Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, near where the ac was brought down by flak. The airfield was captured by the Germans on 4-5 July, 1941. Remaining crew: Uffz Erwin Fessell, Obs (WIA, dispo unk); Ofw Harald Becker, R/O (dispo unk) and Fw Erich Fiedler, Flt Engr (WIA, Ret'd). Hptm Krenkel also returned (D.Drury).
249 Krenzke, ErichOfw85/JG-27 (6/40), 6/JG-27 (5/42)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8774 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 5/31/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 May, 1942, failing to return from a mission near Amut, opposing RAF No.274 and SAAF No. 5 Sqs. during a fighter sweep by the British. Magnus. His first victory, a Morane 406 in the Senlis/Creil area, 9 June, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. A Hurricane of RAF No. 237 Sq., piloted by F/O Miles-Johnson, SE of Gazala on 13 December, 1941. His fifth and sixth victories were P-40s, one 20km south of Ain-el-Gazala, the other 15 km east of Bir Hacheim, both on 27 May, 1942.
250 Kriekl, MartinLt2/KG-54 (S.U.)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2378 "B3 + GK" (lost 7/3/41)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 3 July, 1941,cause unknown, location not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
251 Krüger, KurtFw4/7/1917Berlin2/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332355 "6N + GK" (lost 4/11/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1944; shot down by flak in the Münster-Hahndorf area. On the crash report, he was labeled "f." which I interpretted as Führer, thus named him as pilot. The remainder of the crew were wounded. Remaining crew: Georg Urbanski, geb 11/26/1919, Obs; Erich Domke, geb 3/21/??, Gunner and Uffz Gustav Ballmann,, geb 5/13/1921, Gunner. One other crewman, Ofw Martin Brünnel, geb 7/28/1916, was named on a separate sheet, but no position given. He may have been a Wart (or pilot?). Source: B.Bines.
252 Krüger, MartinOblt12/20/19134/KGr.z.b.V. 500 (2/43), 7/KG-54 (7/43 Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 883981 "B3 + GR" (lost 8/17/43)DK-G (2/23/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1943, failing to return from a mission at the Bizerta harbor. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Hans Jochen Metzger, Observer; Uffz Wilhelm Straus, R/O and Fw Erich Fehse, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & DK-G Award List.
253 Krüger, MartinOblt11/27/1914Unk Reconnaissance UnitFw 189A-1Observer Operational ClaspPictured Personalausweiss via Raimund Czernyuk, Austria, 1/2022.



254 Kugelbauer, KarlLt4/20/192053/JG-27 (9/41)Bf 109E & F (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 July, 1942 when he was shot down with wounds near El Daba by a P-40 of RCAF No. 250 Sq., piloted by P/O W.J. Whitside. Wounded in the chest and right arm, he bailed out, but the shoulder strap of his parachute had been severed, and he fell out of the harness when the chute snapped open. One known victory, a Martin 167, on 27 September, 1941. Good friend of Marseille. Alternate spelling: Kügelbauer. His second victory was a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq., piloted by Sgt Foster, on 10 February, 1942. Third, a P-40 on 2 March, 1942. He was shot down on 25 April, 1942 during aerial combat with a P-40 of the SAAF near Gazala. He survived the incident. His 4th and 5th victories were P-40s 20 km east southeast of El Alamein on 3 July, 1942.
255 Kuhlebert, WilhelmOfwInstructor (?) FFS B-33 (Prag-Resin)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 887212 "TJ + KX" (lost 4/29/44)Pilot BadgeKIC with two students 29 April, 1944 at Grünau, 35km S of Wels, Upper Austria, cause unknown. Students: Gefr Werner Fiolka & Uffz Karl Heinz Gegerle. All three buried at St Martin (Martin Schaider, crashsite examiner). I selected the Ofw as the instructor pilot for lack of crew descriptions.
256 Kunert, GerhardFw3/17/19201(F)/22 (Kirkenes 2/43; Banak 4/43)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 088 1203 "4N + EH" (lost 2/17/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430289 4N + PH" (lost 4/29/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1943; sd by Russian fighters (AIRA?), crashing at sea off the Kola Peninsula (Observer Loss List). Pilot & crew uninjured 17 February, 1943, during an attack on the vessel "A Marti" (Andre Martin). The ac was hit by flak and made a force landing at Nordkinn, Finnmark. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Krüger, Obs; Uffz Fritz Sundergeld, R/O and Uffz Georg Lechner, Gnr. The ac was eventually restored and on display at the Norwegian Aviation museum. Source: D. Drury.
257 Kuntze, Karl HeinzLt2/22/19204(F)/11Ju 88 Werk # 1127 "6M + DM" (lost 1/8/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 8 January, 1942 when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Sukhinichi, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Albert Bolz, Obs; Fw Herbert Radtke, R/O and Ogefr Rudolf Becker, Gnr (D.Drury).
258 Lacha, MartinLt7/2/1920Kassel11 11/JG-1 (7/42), 2/JG-1 (5/43), 3/JG-1 (10/43), 1/JG-1 (12/43 Dortmund) Bf 109E-3 "Blk 4" & Fw 190A-3 "Blk 7" & Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0606 (50% dam 8/25/42) in11/JG-1, Fw 190A-4 (3/JG-1),Fw 190A-7 Wk# 430162 "White 1" (lost 12/16/43) EP

EK 1& 2 (10/23/43)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire, on 2 May, 1943, southwest of Vlissingen. His 2nd, a B-17 at Havixbeck on 22 June, 1943. His 3rd was over Col. Arman "Pete" Peterson CO (KIA) of the 78FG, flying a P-47, on 1 July, 1943, over Goeree, Holland. The P-47 crashed NE of Ouddorp. Flugbuch (7/43 to 12/44). His 4th, same day, another P-47 at Oostvorne, NE of Schiedam. His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 26 July, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 S of Maastricht on 17 August, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 at Schiedam on 19 August, 1943. His 8th, a B-17 S of Wagenfeld on 8 October, 1943. His 9th, a P-47 at Altenberg, NW of Münster on 11 November, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 on 11 December, 1943. His 11th, a B-17 off De Koog, Texel on 16 December, 1943. Injured in a crash on 25 August, 1942 in an Fw 190A-4 Werk # 606, while in 11/JG-1. Known to crash his A-7 at Menaldum Holland on 16 December, 1943, after being hit by B-17 return fire. Wounded, he bailed safely. This was the first A-7 known to be lost. One of a few surviving JG-1 pilots.
259 Landenberger, OttoLt12/23/1917Waldenbuch5/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # 1130 "U5 +FN" (lost 9/8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 September, 1940 when his ac was in close proximity to the ac of Oblt Martin Ziems when it exploded, and crashed near Farningham Road Station, South Darenth, Kent. Remaining crew: Ogefr Friedrich Lotter (KIA), Ofw Max Ströbel (POW) and Gefr Paul Schütze (KIA). The three deceased are buried in a single grave; CC/9/4/23 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
260 Lange, MartinLtErpr.St/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2106 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 July, 1942; shot down over Rosta. Remaining crew (all MIA); Ogefr Kuno Längle, Observer; Uffz Richard Steinle, R/O and Ogefr Hans Gebert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
261 Lattner, ManfredLt2/14/19221/NJG-102 (Kitzingen)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2451 "DI + LB" Night Fighter Operational Clasp This ac reported damaged or lost at Hattenhofen while on a training flight on 31 December, 1943, cause and crew disposition unknown. His R/O was Uffz Martin Scholz.
262 Laube, MartinOblt9/16/192010 1/JG-2 (6/41), 11/JG-2 (11/42), Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (1/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-53 (3/43 Comiso) Bf 109F-2 (lost) in JG-2, Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) "Black 1" in Sicily, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18482 "Black 11 + -" (lost 9/4/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat west of Neapel. Wounded in aerial combat with fighters 20 June, 1941 over Cherbourg. MIA 4 September, 1943. Magnus. His first victory, a Spitfire in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. Three Spitfires on 2 January, 1943 in the Morro/Cap Rara areas of N. Africa. Another, his 5th, a Spitfire 12 km south of Zarzur on 28 January, 1943. His 6th, a B-26 20 km east of Jeja on 13 February, 1943. His 7th, a Spitfire at Souk el Kor on 25 April, 1943. His 8th, now in 5 Staffel over Sicily, a Spitfire 10 km west of Syracuse. His 9th, a P-40 20 km north of Catania on 25 July, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 20 km southwest of Capri, 1 August, 1943.
263 Lechner, ViktorGefr1/19/1920SenzenbergBFS-4 (Kastrup)Ju 52/3mStudent PilotMIA 14 July, 1941 during a training mission over the Baltic Sea. The Ju 52 was piloted by Instructor Martin Speigl, and crashed into the Baltic 5-6 km east of St Heddinge. Source: Air War over Denmark. See Martin Speigl Record for further detail.
264 Leder, MartinUffz9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2811 "J9 + EL" (lost 12/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 December, 1942 south of Strelitzy due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
265 Leps, MartinFw4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5746 "3Z + FM" (lost 6/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 June, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
266 Leschkowitz, MartinUffz8/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13849 "Black 4" (30% dam 12/10/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19709 "Black <<" (lost 7/5/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 July, 1943 cause unknown, but reported to have crashed after aerial combat at Ugrim/Belgorod. Note: the Werk # 19709 may be incorrect as Karl Schumacher also reported lost in 19709 this date also , although the Schumacher incident may have been earlier in the day. Source: JG-52 Loss List. Injured during an emergency landing at Mosdok on 10 December, 1942 due to engine trouble.
267 Licha, MartinOfw14/JG-1Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) at Aachen on 12 August, 1943.
268 Lindner, GeorgFw9/7/1915AmbergLd.Kdo WestfrankreichJu 87B-2 Werk # 5603 (lost 3/21/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC in a crash at Quimper Fr., 21 March, 1941, cause unknown. Also killed, his R/O-Gnr, Gefr Martin Hinkes (Geb 9/3/1913 München-Gladbach). Both are buried in the War Cem, Mont de Huisnes, Vault 1: Fw Lindner Gr 32, Gefr Hinkes Gr 30 (absa 3945).
269 Lözner, MartinUffz3/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739370 "Yellow 3" (lost 2/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 February, 1945, unknown reason near Guben. Mombeek MIA List. Sometimes spelled Lössner, two times, which seems to be correct!
270 Lüdtke, MartinMajKdr NJGr-10 (3/45 to end)Bf 109 & 110, Ju 88, Fw 190, He 219, Ta 154Night Fighter Operational Clasp
271 Ludwig, MartinLt7/13/19234Erg/JGr.-Süd (/43), 8/JG-77 (3/44 Mizil, Romania), 10/JG-77 (8/44), 12/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14107 "Black 2", Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330205 "Blue 8" (lost 12/23/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 west of Kreuzberg, bailed safely. 4 victories as "Lt.Ludwig" (Bf 109 Loss List). Magnus Report; victory count may be as high as 12. OKL victories: His 1st, a P-51 W of Buchares, 3 July, 1944; His 2nd, an Il-2 over Rumania, 21 August, 1944; His 3rd, a Yak-9 over Rumania, 23 August, 1944 and his 4th, a Rum. 109 over Rumania, 24 August, 1944. NOTE: LOCS states that Lt Ludwig was KIA 23 December, 1944.
272 Lumma, BrunoOblt2/KG-55 (5/41 Melun-Villaroche) He 111P-4 Werk # 2974 "G1 + HK" (lost 5/10/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 10 May, 1941; failed to return from a mission to London, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Georg Manier, Obs (MIA); Uffz Gerhard Arndt, R/O (MIA); Uffz Reinhold Kretschmann, Flt Engr (KIA, body washed ashore 1 July, 1941, buried Ysselsteyn CX-12-283) and Uffz Heinrich Martin, Kriegsberichter (MIA). Oblt Lumma buried Ysselsteyn CL-1-15 (D.Drury).
273 Lutz, MartinHptm3/10/1913Mannheim 2.J/88 Legion Condor, 1/ZG-1, Kdr Erporbungsgruppe (Test Group)Erpro.Gr. 210 (9/40 Channel) Bf 109B & D in Spain, Bf 110C, Bf 109E, Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3378 "S9 + DA" (lost 9/27/40)
RK(10/1/40 Post.)

Spanish Cross in Gold

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1940 in Wk# 3378 during the attack on the Parnall AC Plant near Bristol England. His RO, Uffz Anton Schön (geb 5/22/1918, believed to be RK Holder) was also killed. Attacked and badly damaged by several fighters, he is believed to have been the victim of F/Lt A.H.Rook in a Hurricane of RAF No.504 Sq.. In a Battle of Britain book, it said his AC was last seen "in a death spiral". The AC crashed at Busseys Stool Farm, Tarrant Gunville, Dorset at noon. Both Lutz & Schön are buried at CC, Block 8, Row 2, Gr 31 & 32 respectively. He replaced Rubensdörffer as Kdr ERG -210 after Rubensdörffer was shot down during the Battle of Britain. One victory in Spain. Alternate spelling: Lutz & Lutze..
Cannock Chase
274 Maden, WalterOfw24/JG-52Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 June, 1940 after his second victory, his 109 struck high tension wires over St Martin dAblois, Sw of Epernay (Stankey & DeZeng). One known victory, his 1st, a Battle in the Sedan area, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, an Amiot on 9 June, 1940, no location.
275 Mammen, EmilOblt3/27/19131/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 310080 "K6 + IK" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 20 October, 1942: failed to return from a mission at Färöyne, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Martin Kredel, Observer; Ogefr Hans Josiger, R/O; Gefr Herbert Schiebel, Gunner and Ofw Willi Neumann, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
276 Markoff, Hans MartinOblt11/19/192215 8/JG-52 (4/43 S.U.), 9/JG-52 (12/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-4 (9/44) Bf 109G in JG-52, Fw 190A in JG-4 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 23 December, 1944 over the "Bulge" sector, but managed to bail out. He returned to JG-4 by train eventually. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-2 on 18 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet B-25 on 29 April, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 on 4 May, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-2 on 27 May, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 5 September, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 on 21 September, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG on 25 September, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG SE of Verchniy on 20 December, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG on 12 March, 1944. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 24 April, 1944. An 11th, a western victory, a B-17 at Lössnitz-Olbernhau on 11 September, 1944. Nos 12 & 13, both B-17s at Dessau on 2 November, 1944. A 14th, an Auster on 1 January, 1945. A 15th, a P-47 on 2 January, 1945. Alternate spelling; Markhoff.
277 Martin,ObltStffüh 9/JG-1 (3/45 Anklam)Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational Clasp
278 Martin,Lt1/JG-52Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He claims a Wellington sd at sea on 1 January, 1941. I did not find this victory on the OKL Claims List.
279 Martin,Ofw7/NJG-4Bf 110F-4Night Fighter Operational ClaspHe claims a Halifax sd 25km SE of Sedan on 21 December, 1942. This claim not found on the OKL Claims List.
280 Martin, ErnstOfw1/ZG-1Bf 110C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
281 Martin, GerhardObltAdj I/KG(J)-54 (4/45)Me 262A/1aFighter Operational ClaspLuftArchiv.de. This may be the Oblt Martin in JG-1 in March, 1945.
282 Martin, Gustav UffzAufkl.Gr.Ju 188D-2, Ju 88T-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
283 Martin, HansUffz3/28/14Leipzig2/KGr-126He 111H-5 Werk # 3510 "IT + JK" (lost 10/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 October, 1940; the loss report states that the AC failed to return from a mission over England, presumably lost due to icing. In reality, it was either shot down by AA fire from a near-by naval base, or more likely, hit a barrage balloon cable on the way to London, bursting into flames. The AC crashed at Shotley Point, on the river Orwell, Shotley, Suffolk. The crew were buried in Staffordshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt zur See Wilhelm Stender (geb 4/24/17 Gummersbach) Obs/Navigator; Ogefr Erhard Irrgang (geb5/1/17 Reichstein) R/O and Fw Heinz Günther (geb 2/21/15 Oberwurschnitz), Gunner/Mechanic. A sister AC from 2/KGr-126 was also shot down the same night. Source: UK contributor, Andy M. Added: The deceased crew buried CC/1/6: Uffz Martin Gr 213; Oblt z.S. Stender Gr 214, Ogefr Irrgang Gr 212 and Fw Günther Gr 211 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
284 Martin, HansUffzI/NJG-11Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780716 (lost 2/21/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 February, 1945 due to enemy fire in the Mannheim-Sandhofen area.
285 Martin, HansUffz6/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 0355 "S2 + GP" (lost 9/3/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 3 September, 1941, his unnamed R/O MIA, cause unknown, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
286 Martin, HansLt9/JG-3Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspHe claims a B-17 sd 2 April, 1944 during a raid on Steyr. I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
287 Martin, HeinzUffz27/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20758 "Black <1" (lost 10/8/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 October, 1943 after aerial combat with Soviet fighters; crashed into the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 30 August, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 8 October, 1943.
288 Martin, HeinzFwFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Martin is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
289 Martin, HeinzUffz1/14/19227/JG-300 (Löbnitz CZ.)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681513 "White 15" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG at Stepanov, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List, buried Olomouc-Neredin Cem.
290 Martin, JörgLt12/9/1923 4/KG-27 (9/43), Adj II/KG-27 (6/44), 4(J)/KG-27 (2/45 Reich Def) He 111 Werk # Unk "1G + CM" (dam 9/19/43, uninjured), He 111 Werk # Unk "1G + DM" (dam 9/26/43, uninjured), Bf 109G-10/R6 Werk # 151523 "Yellow 21" (90% dam 2/26/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 26 February, 1945 in a crash at the Hörsching airfield due to a technical failure during a training flight. DK-G Awards List. His "1G + CM" was damaged by an air raid during his landing at the Dnepropetrovsk airfield, he was uninjured. His "1G + DM" was damaged by ground fire while attacking artillery positions at Pl.Qu. 34 Ost 5861, he was uninjured (LOCS). Added: Lt Martin's He 111 R/O had been EP winner (7/10/44) Uffz Karl Heinz Hoffmeister for 335 missions (docs found online).
291 Martin, KarlFwErg(F)/122 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0453 "F6 + AO" (lost 7/25/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Günter Giese and two other unnamed crew at Moskau 25 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Their ac was attacked near Dorokhovo Station, Moscow Region, and crashed after being rammed by a Soviet Yak-1 fighter, piloted by Lt Boris A. Vasiliev, of 11th IAP. Vasiliev was able to bail safely. Lt Giese is commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr M.Boehm (or Böhm), R/O and Gefr K.Lauck, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
292 Martin, KonradOblt2TO Stab I/ZG-1 (Barth)Bf 110 (lost 5/10/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 10 May, 1940; sd by Spitfires of Nos 54 & 65 SW of Calais. His Gnr Fw Herbert Kraeft declared MIA. His two victories were reported as D XXIs over Vaelose on 9 April, 1940.
293 Martin, Kurt WernerLt8/13/192153/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G Werk # Unk "Yellow 15"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 July, 1944, takeoff accident at Pruzana (Magnus & Chronik JG-51 per H. Breuer). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 15 December, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 8 January, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 on 14 January, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. Added: During his takeoff, he was caught in the slipstream of another ac, causing him to crash. He served often as wingman for JG-51 Kdr (Dr) Heinz Lange.
294 Martin, LudwigOfwErg/Ob.d.L. (Germany?)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0516 "PB + GN" (lost 3/23/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Aslau-Küpper 23 March, 1941 while on a non-combat flight, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
295 Martin, LuitpoldUffz4/KG-77 (Malta)Ju 88 A-4 Werk # 1348 "3Z + BM" (lost 7/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 3 July, 1942; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 89 Sq., piloted by Flt Lt Edwards (Ju 88 Loss List). The Luftwaffe Loss Report says the date was 5 July "failed to return from a mission".
296 Martin, MaxOfw83/ZG-26, Instr Duty, 8/JG-26 (11/40 Channel), Instr. DutyBf 110 in ZG-26, Bf 109E "Blk 2", Bf 109F-2 "Black 4", Bf 109F-4 Wk # 7122 "Black 3 + I" (lost 9/17/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 September, 1941 when he collided with a Spitfire over St. Omer. He bailed successfully, but was out of combat for the rest of the year. Came to JG-26 with 3 victories while in ZG-26, with 29 combat missions. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Etaples on 17 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire west of Boulogne on 21 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire at St. Omer on 2 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire at St Omer on 9 July, 1941. A 5th, a P-40 into the sea west of Le Touquet on 20 July, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire at St Omer/Longuenesse airfield on 17 September, 1941. An 8th, a P-38 at Lisieux-Bernay on 4 July, 1944. Flugbuch (1/39 to 8/43).
297 Martin, PaulUffz57/JG-27Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 southeast of Tanagra Greece, 22 October, 1943. His 2nd, a Beaufighter southeast of Tripidos Greece, 6 November, 1943. His 3rd, a B-26 SW of Antikythera Greece on 6 March, 1944. Magnus Report, 5 victories. Three of his victories were in another unknown unit as only two victories were scored while in JG-27, per the JG-27 Chronik/H.Breuer.
298 Martin, RichardOblt4/KG-3Do 17Z (lost 5/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 17 reported sd by Hurricanes 12 May, 1940 near Arzfeld, NW of Bitburg, one unnamed crew WIA.
299 Martin, RudolfUffz42/JG-1 (1/44), 1/JG-1 (2/44)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340043 "White 14" (9% dam 3/15/44), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340332 "White 2" (lost 3/29/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat at Dedeleben, no known grave (Geensen). WIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters; landed OK. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 25 km NW of Venlo on 31 January, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 10 km N of Montcornet on 8 February, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 S of Sulingen on 10 February, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 at Emmen-Hardenburg on 6 March, 1944.
300 Martin, RudolfFw3Stab IV/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-26s at Büllingen-Stavelot on 23 December, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Lüttich on 24 December, 1944.

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