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2001 Bolz, Helmut Felix "Antek"Maj11/3/1912173.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (6/41), Kdr II/JG-2 (5/42), Kdr I/JG-2 (11/42), Kdr JG-105 (9/43)Bf 109F; Ar 96, Bf 109G & Fw 190A in JG-2 & JG-105
Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Three victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Lille, 16 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dorchester on 25 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Ashford area on 4 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Boulogne/Hardelot on 21 June, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk area on 26 June, 1941. Another Spitfire, his 7th, on 5 July, 1941, no location. His 8th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. Downed his 1st P-51 on 21 July, 1942, Caudebec-en-Caux, piloted by F/Lt Veal Rowland of No 239 Sq. (POW). Two more P-51s on 19 August, 1942 over Dieppe. Another victory, a B-17 at Map Quadrant 1175/05 East on 6 September, 1942. A Spitfire on 31 October, 1942. A B-17 south of Lannion on 16 February, 1943. A B-17 6 km west of St. Valery on 28 March, 1943. A B-17 15 km northwest of Rennes on 29 May, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories. Alternate spelling: Bolze.
2002 Bolz, KurtUffz510/JG-3, 13/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Ahrwald/Zügspitz on 3 August, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 NW of Halle on 2 November, 1944. His 4th& 5th, both B-26s over the Ardennes (Büllingen-Stavelot) on 23 December, 1944.
2003 Bolze, HeinzLt54/JG-2 (3/40), Stab II/JG-2 (6/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8252 (lost 6/24/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 June, 1941 in aerial combat 1 km south of Audruicq, near Dunkirk. One known victory, a Spitfire the same day he was killed. One known victory, his 3rd, a Spitfire over Kent on 30 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over England on 11 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire in the Calais area on 24 June, 1941, the same day he was killed.
2004 Bombel, OttoFw6/KG-51 (8/42), Stab I/KG-76 (Africa 12/42)Ju 88A-4, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360221 "F1 + DB" (lost 12/19/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awrads List. His C-6 was reported lost 19 December, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
2005 Bomnüter, FritzHptm6/KG-27He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2006 Bomrich, ErichFwII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 588271 (lost 3/5/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1945 west of Bautzen, cause unknown.
2007 Bona, Heinz LudwigHptm Adj KGr.z.b.V-5 (4/42), Stfkpt 1/KG-55 (10/42), Stfkpt 1/KGr.z.b.V-5 (3/43), Stfkpt 11/KG-55 (9/43) He 111 Werk # Unk (dam 3/19/43) DK-G (7/12/43), EP (6/5/43), Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 19 March, 1943 when his He 111 was hit by AA fire over Kastornoye, Kursk Oblast, Russia. In a 2nd incident, wounded a 2nd time, beleived to be AAF in the vicinity of Cholm (or Kholm), Kalinin Oblast, Russia, 1 April, 1942. No crew information on either incident (D.Drury).
2008 Bonack, HerbertLt1JGr Drontheim (8/42), 3/JG-103 (12/42), 2/JGr-Süd (2/43), 5/JG-27 (4/43)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 "Black (?) 14", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20130 "Black 11" (lost 1/9/44) EK 2(7/24/43)
Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Brz (6/25/43)
KIA 9 January, 1944 when he suffered engine damage during aerial combat with a P-38 while on a transfer flight. He was unable to avoid power lines and crashed at Neunkirchen, Moosbach (Jager Blatt 1/2005). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) on 5 January, 1944. He served in Sicily, Italy, France and Reich Defense.
2009 Bonath, HansHptm3/25/1919LippstadtWekusta 1, Wekusta 1/Ob,d.LJu 88D-1RK3/26/44

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Deceased 25 December, 2004, Hamburg.
2010 Bondick, HansLt1(F)/122 (Africa)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430121 "F6 + EH" (lost 2/14/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bone Oran 14 February, 1943, probably due to enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
2011 Bonet, GiovanniCapt7/20/1914 Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana (35-43) 8 16o Gruppo "Caccia", 22o Gruppo, 359a Sq., 2o Gruppo "Caccia", Kdr 150a Sq., Kdr Squadriglia "Montefusco"/1o Gruppo (Venaria Reale 1/44), ANR (43-45) Cr.32, MC.200, Re 2001, Fiat G.50, Fiat G.55 (MM91065) "Yellow 8" (3/44) It. Medal for Valor in Gold & Silver, It. War Merit Cross, Sp. CW Campaign Medal, Sp. Wound Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 March, 1944 (H.Breuer). Added: Served in Spain, France, Balkans, Greece, Russia, Mediterranean, and both Southern & Northern Italy. Combat Missions unknown, KIA 29 March, 1944, no detail (Paul Perron, Italy 6/2020).
2012 Bonev, Ivan NenovLtBulgaria3682 (Jato) Sq./6th Fighter RegimentD.520, Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 June, 1944 (Magnus). His victories; two B-24s and a P-38. Neulen. 2 damaged enemy. Added: One known victory, shared with Oblt Stoyanov, a B-24D of 415BS, Ser # 42-40322, "Cornhusker", piloted by 2/Lt Ned McCarty (KIA), over the Ionian Sea on 1 August, 1943 (Wings of Serbia).
2013 Bonewitz,Ogefr12/KG-100 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 18 August, 1943.
2014 Bonfatti, PietroHptm Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 6Kdr 73°Sq 9°Grp 4°Stormo (Malta)CR.42, MC.200 (lost 11/22/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA when his MC.202 was sd over Malta (Italian Loses Over Malta). Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 6 victories. KIA 22 November, 1941; Alternate spelling: Bonfalli (H. Breuer)
2015 Bongard, AlfredUffz4/9/1921Eilenburg1/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680528 "Black 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 June, 1944; believed shot down by Allied fighters in the invasion area, near La Sorierel, Caen. Alternate spelling Bonbard.
2016 Bongartz, HansGefr11/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163649 "White 2" (lost 6/28/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166134 "White 1" (lost 8/8/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-51 in the area of Ceara-Dois Romania. WIA 28 June, 1944 during aerial combat with B-24s south of Bucarest, crashed at Corabia Romania. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 W of Ploesti on 23 June, 1944.
2017 Bongert,Uffz14/KG-51Bf 110, Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax over England on 22 April, 1944.
2018 Bonin, Eckart-Wilhelm vonMaj11/14/1914Potsdam37 6/NJG-1(5/41), 7/NJG-3(7/42), 6/NJG-1(6/43), Kdr II/NJG-1(11/43), Kdr I/NJG-102(10/44 to end) Bf 110C; Bf 110G-4 Wk# 5445 "G9 + BP" (dam 6/22/43), Do 217 in 11/43; Bf 110 & Ju 88 in NJG-102
RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/1/43)
EP(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
2 heavy bombers by day. About 150 combat missions. One victory was a Wellington bomber of No.115 Sq. at Tönning/Schleswig-Holsteinon 10-11 May, 1941. A Blenheim of St Peter-Ording the night of 11-12 May, 1941. A Wellington the night of 14-15 July, 1941, no location. A Manchester I of RNZAF No.61 Sq. by Piringen, near Tongeren Belgium, the night of 6/7 April, 1942, while in II/NJG-1. The night of 21/22 June, 1943, he was injured when he crashed a Bf 110G-4, Werk # 5445, at Acheln Holland, south of Valkenswaard, due to engine damage during combat, his R/O Ofw F.Johrden also WIA. A Blenheim IV of RAF No. 13 Sq. at Houwaart, 17 km NE of Leuven Belgium, the night of 25-26 June, 1942. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 142 Sq at Olmen (Antwerpen), 11 km ESE of Geel Belgium the night of 29-30 July, 1942. Another, a B-17F # 42-30063 "Pickelpuss" of the 100BG on 17 August, 1943, which crashed at Schmalgraf near Kelmis, killing six of the crew. A double victory on 7 September, 1943; two Halifax SW of Munich. A "4 mot" at Eindhoven on 22 June, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 39 victories. Deceased 11 January, 1992.
2019 Bonin, Hubertus vonObstlt8/3/1911Potsdam733.J/88 Legion Condor, JG-133 (Instr), JG-26, Kdr I/JG-54 (8/40 Guines), Kdr III/JG-52, Kdr/JG-54 (6/43)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3(9/40), Bf 109G-2 "<<+" in III/JG-52, Fw 190A-4 & Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)2600 "Black <<"(lost 12/43) in JG-54
RK(12/21/42)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Four victories in Spain. Channel pilot. KIA 15 December, 1943 in Werk# 2600 near Gorodok (near Witebsk S.U.). He was buried at Orsha. His 1st & 2nd victories were Bloch 151s at Pontoise, 8 June, 1940. Downed 3 Blenheims on 27 June, 1940 while in I/JG-54, no location. His 6th, a Spitfire on 25 August, 1940, no location. Nos.7 & 8, two Spitfires E of Southend on 5 September, 1940. 9 victories in the Battle of Britain. All other victories on the Eastern Front. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata and a Boston on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a Boston on 30 August, 1942. An I-153 on 7 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 11 October, 1942. An La-5 on 25 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 30 October, 1942. An R-5, A MiG-1, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 31 October, 1942. An La-2, two LaGG-3s, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 1 November, 1942. Three Boston IIIs and an Il-2 on 28 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 29 April, 1943. Two LaGGs on 26 May, 1943. Two Il-2s on 27 May, 1943. An La-5 on 12 October, 1943. Two Il-2s NE of Gorodok on 15 December, 1943, the same date he was KIA. Brother of Eckhart.

KTY Added: Born on the 03rd August 1911 in Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany

2020 Böning, RobertLt1/22/19248/NJG-1 (Nellingen)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3175 "2Z + DY" (Lost 8/22/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC during a training flight 22 August, 1943; crashed at Neuhausen due to a technical fault, buried Weimar Ehrenfeld. Remaining crew: R/O Gefr Gerhard Stenke (bailed w/injuries) and Gnr Oblt Karl Irl (KIC).
2021 Bonino, CesareHptmItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 34a Squadriglia/61 Gruppo Ricog (Stalino Russia, 1941)Ca 311Observer Operational ClaspNeulen
2022 Bönisch, WilfriedLt5/7/19195/KG-53He 111 Werk # 5696 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 April, 1941; crashing near Oedelem, buried Lommel, Block 63/217. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
2023 Bonk, FranzUffz3/JG-300Fw 190A & Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspBonk appears on an AC Lost List; the AC lost 11/26/43 at Ittenbach, pilot disposition unknown.
2024 Bonn, JohannOgefrNAGr.-1Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125272 (60% dam 8/13/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 13 August, 1943 by enemy return fire SW of Krassny-Lutsch Russia. One other unnamed crewman was also WIA. Obs Loss List
2025 Bonnecke, Willi Fw25/ZG-26Me 410A (lost 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944, flying wingman for Obstlt Friedrich Stehle, when he accidentally or deliberately crashed into a B-17 of the 457th BG, flown by Lt. Eugene Whalen. The stricklen B-17 struck a second B-17 piloted by Lt. Roy Graves, which also perished. The Bonnecke AC crashed at Luette, south of Brandenburg. One known victory, a B-17 west of Freising on 22 February, 1944 (Perry Claims).
2026 Bonnemann, K.Ofw16/KGzbV-1 (5/40 Münster-Loddenheide) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "1Z + ?Q" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Den Haag, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Crash landed near Den Haag, cause not reported. Ofw Bonnemann and crew were taken prisoner and sent to the UK. Remaining crew: Uffz K.Blumberger, R/O; Uffz H.Mayer, Mech and Uffz J.Borg, Gnr (SGLO).
2027 Bönning, HermannObltI/KGzbV-172Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2028 Bonow, KurtMaj11NJG-10, 1/NJG-100(7/43 S.U.), 3/NJG-100(9/43), Act Kdr I/NJG-100(2/44), Stab III/NJG-5(4/44), Kdr Kdo. Bonow (2/45)Bf 109, Bf 110, Do 217, Ju 87, Ju 388, Fw 58, Fw 189A, Ar 234B-2 Wk# 140146 (3/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 21 July, 1943. Two Soviet DB-3Fs the night of 23-24 August, 1943. A DB-3 the night of 25-26 August, 1943. A PS-84 at Felenjuka on the night of 27-28 September, 1943. A triple western victory on 28 April, 1944; two Lancasters and a Halifx in the Friedrichshafen area. An Il-4 (i.z.Arb.) the night of 1-2 May, 1944. A 10th victory, a Soviet Il-4 the night of 1-2 July, 1944. An 11th, an Il-4 15 km NW of Vilna the night of 4-5 July, 1944. His R/O, Ofw Beppo Marchetti.
2029 Bonsack, Friedrich Robert Wilhelm Fw12/27/1905Bindheim2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 He 111H-2 Werk # 5599 "CA + MN" (lost 12/13/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew; crashing 4.5km NE of the Morlaix airfield on 13 December, 1941, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC, all bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9): Uffz Gerhard Gawlik (geb 5/29/1915 Schomberg, bur Row 53, Gr 1320), Obs; Ogefr Otto Wittig (geb 12/19/1919 Kannawurf, bur Row 52, Gr 1297), R/O and Gefr Heinz Schröter (geb 5/6/1919 Halle, bur Row 53, Gr 1321), Gnr. Pilot, Fw Bonsack buried Blk 9, Row 52, Gr 1298 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
2030 Bönsch, HerbertHptm12/14/1913Dresden12 Stfkpt 2(Z)/KG-30 (7/40), 1/NJG-2 (2/41 Gilze-Rijen),Kdr 9/NJG-2 (5/42; 8/42 Gilze-Rijen) Bf 110 in KG-30, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0239 "R4 + FH" (20% dam 2/16/41,enemy fire, crew OK), Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0744 (50% dam 5/10/42; inj emergency landing Dresden), Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360152 "R4 + AD" (lost 8/1/42) in III/NJG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/42 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 31 July/1 August, 1942 crashing his Ju 88C-6 at 1:25 AM at Poortugaal Holland, 10 km south of Rotterdam, after taking return fire from an RAF Halifax II BB195 "MP-B" of No. 76 Sq., remaining unnamed KIA (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List). Buried Ysselsteyn, A2/7/170 (Rosseels). One known victory, a "Roc" by Norway, 16 April, 1940. Another, a Skua southeast of Narvik, 16 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Waddington on 16 Feb., 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim at Scampton, the night of 26-27 February, 1941. His 5th, another Blenheim at Scampton the night of 1-2 March, 1941. A 6th, a Wellington 120 km east of Harwich on 16-17 June, 1941. A 7th, a Wellington 115 km E of Cromer the night of 17-18 June, 1941. An 8th, a Wellington 75 km NE of Great Yarmouth the night of 22-23 June, 1941. A 9th, a Halifax II of RAF No. 76 Sq. damaged over southern Holland, making it back to the East Anglia coat, crashing at Chelmsford on the night of 31 July- 1 Aug, 1942. Added: Remaining crew KIA): Fw Otto Botcher, R/O, bur Yssel AZ/7/171 and Uffz August Willie, Gnr, bur Yssel AZ/7/169 (R.Snape). Alternate spelling: Bonsch.

2031 Bönsch, WaldemarFw6/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682208 "Black 15" (lost 2/3/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured during a belly landing at Kitzingen (overturned) on 3 February, 1945. Alternate spelling: Boensch.
2032 Bönsch, WilfriedUffz4/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144445 "9K + QM" (lost 7/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with three other unnamed crew at Melchowo 17 July, 1943 due to an enemy fighter attack, one additional crew/passenger returned WIA (Ju 88 & KG-51 Loss Lists).
2033 Bonzano, MarioItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana1520 Gruppo CT (Fighter unit)Bowers/Lednicer Fighter Pilot Ace List. 17 victories (H. Breuer)
2034 Boor, OttoUffzIII/KG-2 (Arnhem-Deelen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5351 "U5 + DV" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA at Sea 18 July, 1942. Remaining crew: Oblt Otto Waldmann, Nav (MIA); Uffz Sepp Oberleitner, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Johann Chmela (geb.3 May, 1920), Mech. Chmelas body washed ashore on the Island of Fano Denmark. He was buried 22 September, 1942 in Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 21, Esbjerg Denmark. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2035 Boos, HansOblt41JG-3, 12/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stab IV/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-51 (S.U. 4/43)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7199 "White 1" (lost 4/21/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 April, 1943, bailing out during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5345, and his chute failed to open. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 28 June, 1941. Another DB-3 on 4 July, 1941. An I-16 on 5 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 9 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 August, 1941, an R-5 and two R-10s. A Pe-2 on 12 October, 1941. An R-3 on 13 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 5 November, 1941. An I-61 on 2 December, 1941. An R-10 on 7 December, 1941. A Pe-2 on 29 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 3 June, 1942. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 3 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. An R-10 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 24 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Syberplowka on 17 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. Two Il-2s on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 17 March, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 18 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 20 April, 1943, one day before his death.
2036 Boos, WilhelmOfwBomber unitHe 111, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2037 Boost, Fritz P.Uffz11/25/1922BitterfeldFliegerausbuldungs-63 (2/41), 7/TG-5 (8/44 Schleswig-Holstein)Me 323 Ju 52, Fw 190A HJ Pin
Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
POW 6 May, 1945; captured by the British as he was sitting in his Fw 190 awaiting orders to escort Ju 88s to southern Germany and the Redoubt. Most of his duties were escort flights for supply drops. Injured in an emergency landing at Breslau. This information came from a You-Tube interview. His assignment may be an error. Help appreciated.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Interview with Boost
2038 Bopp,Gefr16/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 33.1 on 29 August, 1941.
2039 Bopp,Oblt4 Erg/NAGr-22 (39-40)Do 17 "M9(?) + HM"Observer Operational ClaspIdentified in a crew photo in a Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 22 photo album online.
2040 Bopp, KarlLt1/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140131 "B3 + PH" (lost 5/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Algier harbor 13 May, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2041 Bör, ReinholdOfw3/KG-27He 111H-4 Werk # 6993 "1G + HL" (lost 4/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot uninjured 1 April, 1941 during aerial combat with RAF fighters and sd off St Davids Head, UK. Remaining crew: Obs Fw Hans Hegemann (KIA); R/O Fw Willi Eckold (KIA); Gnr Fw Albert Ullmann (uninjured) and 2nd Gnr Gefr Heinz Dahmen (KIA). Added: The deceased buried at Glencree. Hegemann in Gr 29; Eckold in Gr 26 and Dahmen in Gr 27 (D.Drury).
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
2042 Borch, ReinhardUffz7/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13273 "Yellow 6" (lost 2/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 February, 1943 west of the Trapani airfield, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). This spelling may be Borsch.
2043 Borchard, M.FwStab I/KG-30 (3/41 Eindhoven) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0214 "4D + ?B" (lost 3/15/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed at the Eindhoven airfield, Holland, the night of 14/15 March, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Fw Borchard was wounded during aerial combat with a night fighter, and crashed at the Eindhoven airfield. Remaining crew: Lt H.Riedel, Obs (KIA, bur Yssel Z-2-35); Fw Gelhaar, R/O (WIA) and Gefr F.Tatzberg, Gnr (WIA) (SGLO).
2044 Borchardt, M.Uffz8/KG-4 (9/40 Schiphol) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2126 "5J + BS" (lost 9/18/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with one other unnamed crew 18 September, 1940; shot down during a night sortie, two other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The other MIA was his Observer, Uffz P.Güldenberg. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Yssel): Fw K.Gebser, R/O (bur CX-10-234) and Ogefr W.Krausz, Gnr (bur CX-12-296) (SGLO).
2045 Borchardt, WalterFwI/ZG-2Bf 110E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2046 Borcherd, EberhardUffz9/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2710 (lost 3/23/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Audierne 23 March, 1943 due to a fuel shortage.
2047 Borchers, AdolfMaj2/10/1913Wendhausen bei Lüneburg132 Leg.Condor, 1/JG-77, 10/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 11/JG-51, Kdr I/JG-52(6/44 Grabowice, Pol.), Kdr III/JG-52(2/45) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 5908 (lost 8/31/40; crashed into Channel after combat; rescued), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12888 (or 12858) "White 1" (lost 7/15/41, Smolensk; pilot retd), Bf 109G-6 "Black 1" (10/42 in 11 Staffel), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 12" (7/44), Bf 109K-4
RK(11/22/43)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42)
EP(10/13/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper. Clasp w/Pend
Survived the war. Russian POW. Approx 800 combat missions, 5 victories in the West in 1940. His first victory, a Hurricane at Le Chateau, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire off Boulogne on 5 March, 1941. His first known Soviet victories, two DB-3s on 24 June, 1941. A triple on 30 June, 1941; two DB-3s and a SB-2. An I-18 on 20 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 March, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1942. A Pe-2 9 km NNE of Rzhev on 31 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. An Il-2 NW of Rzhev on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 10 km N of Velikiye Luki on 14 December, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 29 December, 1942. Three Il-2s on 6 May, 1943. A MiG-3, a LaGG-5 and an Il-2 on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. Two Il-2s on 8 June, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 SW of Karatschew on 5 August, 1943. An Il-2 W of Ssinelinkovo on 20 September, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 2 May, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 14 July, 1944. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 22 July, 1944.
2048 Borchers, WalterObstlt1/22/1916Ofen bei Oldenburg59 4/ZG-76 (5/40), Stfkpt 5/ZG-76, NJG-1, 8/NJG-3 (3/43), Kdr III/NJG-5 (4/43), Kdr NJG-5 (3/44) Ju 87, Bf 110C "D5 + AS"(42), Do 217 in III/NJG, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622319 (or 519) "C9 + GA" (lost 3/45)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 5/6 March, 1945 by an RAF Mosquito flown by Wing Cmdr Gibb, over Leipzig, crashing north of Altenburg. His Obs (?), Lt Friedrich Reul was also killed. WIA 5 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Kuskopper Moor, north of Kreis Steinbusch, Schles-Holst.. 48 Night victories, 12 Destroyer and 3 heavy bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane on 17 May, 1940, no location. A Spitfire on 29 May, 1940, no location, while he was in 4/ZG-76. Another, a Hawk-75A on 8 June, 1940, no location. A Morane 406 on 22 June, 1940, no location. A Spitfire S of Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A Hurricane S of Portsmouth on 11 September, 1940. Another known victory, a B-24 100 km northwest of Jädemündung on 18 March, 1943. His 25th, a B-24 at Kiel-Tönning on 5 January, 1944. A triple victory on 8 June, 1944; all three "4 mots" abt 35 km NW of Paris. A "4 mot" at Aniens on 5 July, 1944. One known Soviet victory, a PS-84 the night of 15-16 October, 1944. A DB-3 on 23 October, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 63 victories. Nominated for the EL. Alternate spelling: Borschers (Balss). Added: Both Borchers and Reul are buried in the War Cem at Altenburg, Graves 123 and 122, respectively. Their Gunner reported to have bailed successfully (D.Drury).
2049 Borchert, EberhardUffz8/26/19219/JG-2 (Cormeilles)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 152710 (dam 4/23/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 531065 (lost 12/30/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 December, 1943 during aerial combat at Bassevelle. Added: His Wk# 152710 was damaged due to a bad landing at St Tugen, Primelin due to weather and carburetor failure (absa3945).
2050 Borchert, FriedrichObltIII/SKG-10 (Tunisia)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2673 "KM + EW"Assault Operational Clasp
2051 Borchert, FritzUffz9/JG-77 (Greece)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3282 "Black 10" (lost 4/20/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 April, 1941; made a force landing at Larissa after being hit by flak.
2052 Borchert, GüntherUffz18/JG-300, 7/JG-300Fw 190A & Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s, made a force landing 18 km east of Neubrandenburg (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Köln on 23 April, 1944.
2053 Borchert, HeinzUffzKGr.zbV-108 (9/42 Banak Norway)Ju 52/3e Werk # 5948 "7U + DM" (40% dam 9/26/42)Transport Operational ClaspThis ac was reported to have crashed (landing accident) at Banak, Finnmark, Norway on 26 September, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. Source: Andre Flygel. Added: None of the crew were injured. The cause was listed as a landing accident Flyvrak Norway).
2054 Bord,Hptm1Stfkpt 9/ZG-26 (1/41 N. Africa)Bf 110D "3U + KT"Destroyer Operational ClaspSource: Bf 110 Loss List, however the only note was that this Bf 110D carried large drop tanks, was not a Loss. This may be Hans Bord, altho the rank of Lt in 1944 doesnt match.
2055 Bordelle, WalterOblt4/KGzbV-800Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2056 Bordewick, GeorgOblt2/19/191512/JG-2 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171718 (lost 9/12/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Watzhahn with a, overwhelming number of P-51s, he is buried at Usingen. One known victory, a P-47 E of Paris on 27 August, 1944.
2057 Bordoni-Bisleri, Franco RoburOblt1/10/1913 Milan, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 1995a, 18o Gruppo, 3o Stormo (Mirafiori 7/40, Cerveteri Italy 8/43); 85a; 83aCR.42 "Yellow 9" (7/40), Fiat G.50, MC.200 "White 9" (10/41), MC.202 (8/43), MC.205V, Bf 109G
Italian. Silver Medal for Military Valor

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 15 September, 1975 (H. Breuer)
2058 Boremski, Eberhard vonHptm9/24/1914Conow, Pommern104JG-77, 9/JG-3 (5/40), Stfkpt 7/JG-3 (5/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-3 (5/42), 3/EJG-1Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5151 "Yellow 4 + I" in 9/JG-3 (5/40), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13220 "Yellow 4 + I" w 9/JG-3 (5/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14808 (90% dam 5/30/43; Force land, eng prob, pilot injured)
RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Russian POW. 630 combat missions. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Breguet 693 at Poix/Auraignes, 7 June, 1940. A "damaged" Hurricane on 30 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Blenheim in the Dover area on 24 September, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane W of Calais on 25 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, his 27th overall, an R-5 on 16 February, 1942. A double victory on 7 March, 1942; both I-61s. An R-10 on 13 March, 1942. An Il-2 10 km SE of Staraya Russia on 1 April, 1942. A triple on 20 May, 1942; two I-61s and an Il-2. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 2 December, 1942. Three P-40s on 8 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 December, 1942. A Boston 3 km NE of Artemorsk on 11 February, 1943. An R-5 S of Peski on 24 April, 1943. His 84th victory, a Yak-1 5 km N of Izyum on 5 April, 1943. Werk# 13220 not confirmed. Bowers/Lednicer, 90 victories. Alternate spelling: Boremsky. Killed in a fatal accident, 16 December, 1963, in Hamburg.
2059 Boreunick, ErichOfw10/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7223 (lost 8/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1943 by enemy fire Canettement France. Claimed by famed pilot Johnnie Johnson leading 127 Wing RCAF , his 19th victory

Boreunick's Fw190 receiving fire from Johnson
2060 Borgards, HermannOfwTorpedostaffel 1/Ku.Fl.Gr-406 (Sola)He 115B/C 0002 088 "K6 + OH" (lost 2/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 6 February, 1944; while on route to Trondheim, he was attacked by a Norwegian Mosquito, piloted by Lt Hans Engebretsen. One engine caught fire and the ac crashed burning into the sea at Fröysjoen. Remaining crew: Lt Heinrich Scholmann, Obs (MIA); Uffz Heinz Piechocki, R/O (KIA); Uffz Konrad Esser, Mech (KIA) and one unnamed technician. The deceased are buried in the Solheim, Bergen (Flyvrak Norway).
2061 Börger, HeinzOfw11/JG-76Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462985 "Yellow 6" (lost 10/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 October, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s 1km north of Niedermichelbach. Source: F. Trendle.
2062 Borges, WilhelmUffz9(Eis)/KG-3Ju 88A & C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2063 Borgmann, RobertUffz1/JG-3Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk# "White 6"Fighter Operational ClaspAerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
2064 Borgmeyer,Uffz119/JG-52Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. A 2nd, an I-153 on 27 November, 1942. A La-5 on 28 November, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-1 on 10 December, 1942. Nos 5 & 6, a MiG-1 and a U-2 on 13 December, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 9 January, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 21 March, 1943. A 9th, a Boston III on 26 March, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 16 April, 1943. An 11th, a LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943.
2065 Borgschulze, TheodorFlgStab II/JG-6 (9/44 Bonn-Hangelar) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173856 "<1 +" (lost 9/25/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 25 September, 1944 in his A-8 after enemy action in the area of Nijmegen. This was the same AC that Lt. Hückstadt was injured in earlier. Mombeek MIA List.
2066 Bork, HorstLt12/15/19229/JG-1 (Leeuwarden)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20498 "Yellow 3" (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Yellow 3" with American bombers and P-47 escorts of 4 & 56 FGs. His 109 crashed at Philippine Holland, SW of Terneuzen. Buried Ysselsteyn BB/9/203. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
Ysselstein, Holland
2067 Bork, WalterUffzBomber unitHe 111, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2068 Borkenhagen, GeorgFw310/JG-11 (11/43), 11/JG-11 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 380168 (lost 12/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Münster/Eifel area. One known victory, a B-24D at Trollhätten Sweden on 18 November, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 at Holzminden on 20 February, 1944. His 3rd, a Mosquito 35 km W of Ringkobing Denmark on 7 April, 1944.
2069 Borkmann,Ofw31/SG-4 (7/44 S.U.)Fw 190F
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 at Isandra on 8 July, 1944. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 20 July, 1944. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1944.
2070 Borkner, WalterOblt15/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 43.17 on 20 August, 1941.
2071 Borkowski, PaulFlgr4/JG-3Bf 109G-14 Werk# 780905 "Yellow 4"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA1 February, 1945; Unknown reason, area of Bärwalde. Mombeek MIA List.
2072 Bormann, Ernst Dr. Ing.GenMaj11/5/1897KirchbrakKdr III/JG-132(38), Kdr III/JG-2(39), Kdr III/LG-1(8/40 Fr.), Kdr KG-54(1/42),Kdr KG-76(9/42)Bf 109, Do 17Z, He 111, Ju 88A-1
RK(10/5/41)
EL(9/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Bomber Operational Clasps
Channel pilot. Also served in Russia, captured, released in October, 1955. Deceased 1 August, 1960, Düsseldorf.
2073 Bormann, Gert (or Gerd)Lt4(F)/121Do 17P Werk # unk "7A + DM" (lost 7/22/40)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW 22 July, 1940; sd with wounds by Hurricanes of No. 145 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Adrian Boyd, DFC, P/O Archibald Weir and P/O Peter Dunning-White. The ac crashed at sea, 20 miles south of Tangmere, Sussex. Remaining crew (MIA at Sea): Lt Erwin Reichardt, Obs and Fw Reinhard Rowe, R/O (D.Drury).
2074 Bormann, KurtHptm4/29/1913Braunschweig8/KG-27(5/40), 5/KG-27(8/43), 12/NJG-3(3/44)He 111P (lost 5/19/40), He 111H-16 "1G + KN" (lost 8/6/43), Bf 110G-4 "D5 + CX" (lost 5/25/44)DK-G(11/14/43)
EP(9/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber & Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24/25 May, 1944; crashed on landing at Varel. Source: M. Balss. Added: His He 111P made a force landing W of Chateau Thierry on 5/19/40, cause not reported. He evaded capture until 5/24, and released after France fell. He was uninjured in a crash on 6 August, 1943 at Smolensk North when his landing gear failed on landing. He is reported buried in Braunschweig (LOCS). (Vermeer list)
2075 Bormichel,FwII/JG-52(9/42)Bf 109G-2Fighter Operational ClaspA recent pilot graduate, he was sent with four other Luftwaffe pilots to briefly re-enforce 15(Kroat)/JG-52 in September, 1942, since only nine of their pilots were combat ready. This assignmeny lasted only six days, after which he was returned to II/JG-52. These 5 pilots flew 38 missions on those six days. Source: Savic & Ciglic-Osprey.
2076 Born, ErwinUffz3/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5647 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1941, cause and location not reported.
2077 Born, HeinrichGefr5/27/19224/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680142 "White 8" (lost 4/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 April, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Rhynern, WSW of Hamm. Buried Bartosze (Pl), Block 2/12/554. Source: J. Geensen.
2078 Born, HeinzFw59/JG-1 (8/42), 1/JG-11 (5/43), 3/JG-11, 9/JG-11 (2/44)Fw 190A-4/Y Werk # 5548 (20% dam 1/11/43), Fw 190A-3 "Yellow 11" in 9/JG-11EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 May, 1944. Injured in a landing accident in Wk# 5548 on 11 January, 1943 at the Frederikshavn airfield, cause, pilot error or a servicing fault (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, his 1st a Reconnaissance Spitfire of 1 PRU, piloted by Belgian Andre Cantillion, SW of Jüderoog on 17 August, 1942. His 2nd, a B-17 on 15 May, 1943 while in 1/JG-11. His 3rd, a B-17 SE of Nordhorn on 10 February, 1944. His 4th, another B-17 at Diepholz-Sulingen on 6 March, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Triberg-Rottweil on 18 March, 1944.
2079 Born, HelmutCrashed in 1945 near Neuburg/Donau. Jager Blatt article.
2080 Born, KarlUffz9/23/1918Benndorf57/JG-27 (7/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1617 (lost 9/9/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Romans Gate Cottage, Rudgwick, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 26 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Blenheim S of Portland on 25 July, 1940. His 2nd and 3rd, both Hurricanes S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Ford on 18 August, 1940. Magnus.
Cannock Chase
2081 Born, KarlHptm12/8/19109 Seenot Staffel/Seenotgruppe 81 (Air Sea Rescue)He 59, Do 24T (Flying Boat)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspAuthored a book entitled "Rettung zwischen den Fronten". Deceased 1 April, 2004. Jager Blatt article 1/2002.
2082 Born, WilliOblt10/7/19204/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330946 "NR + PU" (70% dam)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIC 4 September, 1944; he and his Wart were injured when, on a return flight from Frankfurt, he hit unusually high-standing landing lights and crashed. His Wart, Fw Aloysius Roinartz, geb 11/15/1916. Source: B. Bines.
2083 Bornefeld, WernerOfwI/KG-40Fw 200C-3/U4 Werk # 0093 "F8 + MH" (lost 1/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost west of Ireland on 31 January, 1942 after being hit by the corvette "Genistra". Pilot found washed ashore 6 March, 1942, remaining 5 unnamed crew MIA. Source: Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, thanks to H. Breuer.
2084 Bornemann, FritzLt9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5989 "J9 + FL" (lost 6/24/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 24 June, 1941 during aerial combat with Soviet fighters at Minsk. Ju 87 Loss List
2085 Bornemann, Karl-HeinzUffz53/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (9/41), 3/JG-54 (11/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 6692 "Blk ?", Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12919 "SF+SW" "Yel?" (lost 11/30/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1941 in Werk# 12919 near an airfield referanced as "1188". Had been wounded and returned Werk# 6692 to the Siwerskaja airfield S.U. on 27 September, 1941, with 50% damage. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A double victory on 11 August, 1941; a Pe-2 and a SB-2. A 5th, a DC-3 on 19 November, 1941. Alternate spelling: Bernemann.
2086 Börner, HarryLt 2/JG-3 (7/43 Mönchen- Gladbach) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20121 (lost 7/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18855 (lost 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440006 (lost 2/21/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured when his Wk# 20121 crashed near Schiphol Holland on 17 July, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. WIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Worms. He crashed a third 109, Wk# 440006 at Borgele Holland (gem. Diepenveen) on 21 February, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart). He was injured in the 2/21/44 crash, but cause still unknown (SGLO).
2087 Börner, HeinzGefr8/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8378 "Black 8" (lost 8/22/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1941; force landing after combat Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 1787.
2088 Börner, KarlUffz19/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5408 "Yellow 8" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 21 August, 1942 when his A-2 experienced engine failure and he crashed at Moorsele, injuring himself. One known victory, his 1st, a Defiant north of Dunkirk on 25 July, 1942.
2089 Börner, ReinerUffz3/NAGr-13 (France)Bf 109G-8 Werk # 710046 (lost 8/7/44)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1944 east of Chartres, no further detail.
2090 Börngen, ErnstMaj2/7/1916Meuselwitz, Thüringen384/JG-27 (8/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (7/42 Africa), Stab III/JG-27 (4/44 Balkans), Kdr I/JG-27Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Wk# 10203 "Blk 3" (60% dam 7/11/42), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Wk# 18371 (lost 7/16/43), Bf 109 G-6 Werk # 160072 (4/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441101 (lost 5/19/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP(1/18/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
24 Bombers. Plus 24 Unconfirmed victories. On 19 May, 1944, he was seriously wounded in his Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441101, when ramming a four-engined bomber near Helmstedt, and lost his right arm. 450 combat missions. His first victory, Nos. 1 & 2, a Spitfire and a Hurricane at Selsey Bill-Isle of Wight on 18 August, 1940. 13 victories in the Desert, including No. 15, a P-46 (?) east southeast of El-Daba N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 while in 5/JG-27. On 11 July, 1942, he belly landed his F-4 near El Alamein. On 16 July, 1943, he downed his 28th victim, but was again required to force land with wounds in his Wk# 18371 after taking return fire from this B-24. His 29th victory, a B-17 50 km S of Budapest on 3 April, 1944. His 30th, a B-17 35 km NW of Marburg on 6 April, 1944. His 35th, a B-17 at Bad Orb on 12 May, 1944. His victories may be as high as 45. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories. Alternate spelling: Boerngen. Deceased 30 June, 1989. Photo
2091 Bornhöft, FritzUffz17/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681996 "Blue 9" (probably "Yellow 9") (lost 9/28/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Halberstadt, one day after his victory claim. One known victory, a B-24 (HSS) N of Bad Hersfeld on 27 September, 1944.
2092 Bornholdt, DetlefGefrII/JG-26 (joins 20 April, 1945!)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational ClaspTo the surprise of Major Götz, he showed up at Sülte airfield with orders to join a combat unit at such a late date.
2093 Börnicke, HartmutLt5/5/1922Berlin4/SG-2Fw 190F-8 Werk # 930827 "White 6" (lost 8/16/44)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 16 August, 1944 when his ac crashed at Bielice, Poland during a test flight. His remains could not be recovered for transfer to the collective cemetery at Pulawy, Poland, and his name is recorded in the memorial book there (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Börnick.
2094 Bornschein, BertholdUffz4/LG-1 (Catania Sicily)Ju 88A Werk # Unk (dam 4/20/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 20 April, 1941 when his ac was attacked and damaged by a British fighter piloted by Lt Anthony H.M. Ash. Lt. Ash was a Navy pilot usually serving with FAA 805, but was on detached service to RAF No.33 this date. No other crew detail available (D.Drury).
2095 Bornschein, WalterHptm4/7/1914Obergreisslau 4/KG-2, Stfkpt II/KG-2, Führer Kurier Staffel (5/43) Do 17Z "U5 + GM" (lost 7/11/40), Do 217E & K, Do 217N-1 (lost 4/27/44)
RK(9/24/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 27 April, 1944 over Schweinfurt, probably shot down by return fire from a RAF No. 106 Sq. Lancaster (Boiten). Remaining crew 7/11/40 incident: Ofw Johannes Bredtmeyer, Observer (KIA 8 July, 1942), Fw Heinrich Suschake, wireless operator and Ofw Friedrich Lohrer, mechanic. 225 combat missions.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Initially trained as a bomber observer and assigned to I./KG 153 at Merseburg. Observer with 4./KG 2 in 1939. Flew in Poland campaign, destroying three trains. In France campaign his crew shot down two Morane 406 fighters and took part in low-level strikes. On an early mission over England, 1940-07-11 his Dornier 17 was shot up by Hurricanes near Harwich. Bornschein, radio operator Ofw. Werner Borner and flight engineer Fw. Friedrich Lohrer were all wounded. The bomber’s pilot, Joachim Genzow, who later won the Knight’s Cross, escaped injury. After recovering from his wounds, Bornschein was sent to Flight Training School A/B 3 at Guben, where he trained as a pilot. Promoted to Oberleutnant in November 1940. Late 1941 he returned to 4./KG 2 on Dornier 217 E. Bornschein attacked industrial targets, port facilities and shipping, sinking two merchant ships totaling 9,000 tons. Led 4./KG 2 as Staffelkapitän from June 1942 to February1943. Promoted to Hauptmann. In early 1943 Bornschein assigned to Flight Training School A/B 3 as a company commander. May 1943 he was transferred to the Führer-Kurierstaffel as Staffelkapitän. In April 1944 the unit was based in southern Germany, as nighfighters. On the night of 26-27 April 1944 Bornschein intercepted British bombers attacking Schweinfurt. he shot down a Lancaster III of 106 Sq., ND853 "ZN-J", 15km WSW of Schweinfurt, but was then shot down himself. Bornschein was killed, along with his radio operator Stbfw. Wilhelm Steurer (who had been a member of Bornschein’s crew in KG 2) and flight engineer Fw. Josef Schmitz, hit by return fire from the Lancaster. He shot down at least 3 enemy aircraft.

2096 Borounick, ErichOfw10/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7223 "Blue 12" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1943 in aerial combat with a Spitfire 6 km E of Frevent-Artois.
2097 Borras, AlfaroHptm15(Sp)/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 506 (lost 8/31/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1943 during aerial combat west of Yelnya.
2098 Borreck, Hans-JoachimUffz6 6/JG-26 (9/44), 5/JG-26 (11/44) Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 750132 "White 8" (lost 11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 November, 1944 near Dueren by AA fire from the 555th AA Bn. shortly after downing his 6th, a P-47 at low altitude. Shot down 3 September, 1944 along with Emil Lang and Alfred Gross. A promising Nachwuchs, and Lang's wingman, he made a forced landing at another Belgian field and caught a ride to Düsseldorf. Gross bailed out, badly wounded, but never returned to JG-26. Lang was killed in an inverted dive, hitting the ground and exploding ia a fireball, The victors were P-51s of 55th FG, 338th FS. One known early victory, a Spitfire at Fauville-en-Caux on 17 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 at Beauvais-Tille on 18 August, 1944. A P-47, later the same day, at Clermont. His 4th, a P-51 at Dinxperlo on 17 September, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 6th victory, a P-47 of 36FG, 22FS at Gey, SW of Düren, on 6 November, 1944, just minutes before his death.
2099 Borreck, HeinzUffz4/JG-1Fw 190A-8 (lost 12/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing near Niederkassel. Source: L. Wiegels.
2100 Borries, ChristelOblt12/7/1916Nordeney3/JG-20Bf 109E-1 (lost 5/13/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 May, 1940; aerial combat over Dunkirk. His ac crashed north of Dordrecht however he bailed, with what appeared to be minor injuries, but died in the hospital in Dordrecht, 31 May, 1940. Buried War Graves Cemetery, Nordeney, Block C, Grave 54. Source: D. Stankey, Dr. H. Weiss & H.D. Zemke

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