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2001 Wagner, Karl JohannUffz6/JG-300Fw 190A-4 (lost 7/16/44 at Bad Tölz)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
2002 Wagner, PeterLt1/7/19151/KG-1He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 7/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHe an his crew were KIA 11 July, 1940 when they were attacked by Hurricanes of Nos.145 & 601 Sqds, and crashed into the English Channel. The bodies of the crew were later washed up on the French side. Remaining crew: Hptm Dr heinrich Karl Behrens, Gnr (bur Bourdon, 32/5/189). The remainder of the crew buried at Champigny-St.Andre, Blk 10. Ofw Werner Bischoff, Obs (bur Row 7, Gr 515); Uffz Hans Krause, R/O (bur No Row (probably 7), Gr 516); Uffz Walter Möhring, Flt Engr (bur Row 16, Gr 1098) and pilot Wagner buried No Row, Gr 72 (D.Drury).
2003 Wahlen, KarlFw4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430780 (70% dam 8/22/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA with one other unnamed crew by enemy return fire 22 August, 1943; the ac crash landed at Bagerowo, his Observer Lt Hans Otto Cirkel was KIA, no mention of fourth crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List).
2004 Waibel, KarlFw27/JG-27 (3/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7361 "Green 4" (lost 7/17/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 July, 1942, hit by enemy fire, failing to return from a "Jabo" mission over the sea off El Alamein. Two known victories, a Hurricane and a P-40 southeast of Tobruk on 26 March, 1942. Waibel was shot down by a P-40 of SAAF No. 4 on 13 April, 1942, listed as MIA for a few days, before returning on foot. Alternate spelling: Waibl.
2005 Wald, Karl HeinzUffz17/ZG-26Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 29 November, 1943.
2006 Waldecker, HelmutHptm9/3/1914Heidelberg2/Kü.Fl. Gr. 606 (9/38), Stfkpt 3/KG-6 (10/42 France)Do 18, Do 17, Ju 88A-4, Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260179 "3E + FL" (lost 10/15/43) RK(11/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
An Observer, who became a Pilot October, 1942, POW 15 October, 1943 after being shot down by a Mosquito of No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/L Mcguire. He and his Observer, Ogefr Waldemar Haupt bailed safely, but R/O Uffz Karl Heinz Müller and Gunner Ofw Julius Hohmann were killed in the crash.148 combat missions. Deceased 25 April, 1966, Bruchsal. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2007 Waldenmaier,Fw14(Eis)/KG-55 (4/44 S.U.)He 111H-16Bomber Operational ClaspHis Flt Engr, Ofw Karl Schäfer, an RK Holder, flew 45 missions with Waldenmaier on the Eastern Front before Waldenmaier was transferred. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2008 Waldmann, HermannFw1/2/19157(H)/32 Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2279 "M4 + CR" (lost 9/18/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 18 September, 1942 at Kabardinka, Krasnodarskiy Kray, Russia, cause unknown. The remaining unnamed crew were also MIA (Obs Loss List). Added: Fw Waldmann is shown as MIA in the VDK, and is commemorated in the War Cem at Krasnodar-Apscheronsk, Russia. His Observer, Lt Karl Heinz Kohlschmidt (geb 10/29/1919), is also confirmed MIA, and is commemorated in the War Cem at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje, Ukraine. No VDK match found for the Gunner, believed to be Uffz Richard Witt (D.Drury).
2009 Waldner, HansUffz11/25/1915Marling 1(F)/Aüf.Kl.Gr. Ob.d.L. (Smolensk Nord Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430134 (dam 8/5/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 5 August, 1942 in an emergency landing at Rudnya airfield, WNW of Smolensk, Russia. Remaining crew: Oblt Paul Venn, Obs (KIA); Uffz Karl Christner, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Peter Osietzki (or Onitzki?), Gnr (KIA). The VDK lists Uffz Waldner buried in the War Cem at Smolensk-Nishnjaja Dubrowinka, Russia. Oblt Venn and Ogefr Osietzki are not in a military cemetery, but are understood to be in graves at Rudnya (D.Drury).
2010 Waliczek, Uffz29/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (6/44), 15/JG-3 (wars end)Fw 190A, Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9 in JG-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 8 January, 1944, a Gefr at the time. A 2nd, a P-51 at Falais on 29 June, 1944. Pictures with Emil Daniel and Karl Puett in Heide at wars end; identified by Puett. Alternate spelling: Waliczerk.
2011 Wallner, ErnstHptm2/21/19105Luft. Beo Staffel 7 (4/44), 6/NJG-6 (12/44 Schwäbisch Hall)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 711129 "2Z + AP" (lost 12/4/44)(Most likely EP also)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4/5 December, 1944 by Lancaster return fire at Ludwigsburg, near Winzerhausen during a Heilbronn raid (Bolten). Pilot buried Schwäbisch Hall. Remaining crew: Uffz Kurt Morlock (KIA, 4/25/1922); Uffz Karl Schröter (KIA, 9/8/1920) and Gnr named Würzinger (bailed). One known victory, a Lancaster in the Friedrichshafen area on 28 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Wellington in the München-Innsbrück area on 14 June, 1944. A 3rd and 4th, a Lancaster near Russelheim and a 2nd Lancaster, 15 km W of Darmstadt, on 26 August, 1944 (PD216 see Archive Report). A 5th, a Lancaster SSE of Heilbronn on 4 December, 1944.
2012 Wallrath, Karl HeinzUffz10/6/1919Berlin68/JG-3 (5/41)Bf 109F-4 Werk #8634 (lost 2/13/42)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 February, 1942 in aerial combat with a Pe 2 in the Demjansk area. It is possible he crashed into the sea near Malta earlier. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane on 25 May, 1941, west of Calais. Magnus, 6 victories. Jager Blatt article.
2013 Walter, PhillipOfwTransport Staffel, Fl.Fhr.Nord (Ost) (4/KGr.z.b.V-108)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6456 "7U + AM"Transport Operational ClaspRemaining crew (7/43 Norway): Fw Karl Gairing, Fw Karl Friedrich Muhme, Ofw Karl Düssel and Uffz Josef Neumann. Source: SIG Norway.
2014 Walter, PhillipOfw4/KGzbV-108Ju 52/3m "7U + AM" (interned in Sweden)Transport Operational ClaspThis AC was enroute from Denmark to Pori Finland when it developed engine trouble and made a forced landing at Rommehed Sweden on 19 July, 1943. It carried a crew of five and two passengers. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Gairing, Fw Karl Friedrich Muhme, Ofw Karl Düssel and Uffz Josef Neumann. The pilots were not positively identified by the author. The pilot and co-pilot selections are mine. Source: B.Widfeldt
2015 Walther, Karl HeinzUffz1/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162370 "Yellow 2" (lost 6/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat with B-24s and P-51s at Giambocata/Tagovist Romania.
2016 Walz, KarlUffz8/25/19192/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410198 "Black 5" (lost 7/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 July, 1943 during aerial combat with fighters, his 190 crashing into the North Sea west of Hoek van Holland. Buried Ysselsteyn CT/11/251. (DeSwart & Geensen)
2017 Wartenberger, GerhardOfhr10/11/1922Beilrode Torgau34/NJG-3Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710525 (lost at sea)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1944 when he crashed into the sea of the Swedish coast near Gotland due to engine failure while on an operational flight. His body was found at Sysne, Gotland, Sweden on 19 October, 1944 and he was buried at Östergarn on 24 October, then later with the other war dead at Telleborg. Remaining crew (KIC); Ogefr Karl Tugend (born 1/9/1921 Oberissigheim, Buried at Östergarn 10/24/44 after discovery the first of September, 1944) (Source: B.Widfeldt) One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Feindhoren on 21 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 100 km SW of Stuttgart on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" ESE of Radio Beacon "Herzog" (northern Germany) on 27 August, 1944. Three victories found in OKL List.
2018 Warzecha, EdgarOfwStab/StG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2491 "A5 + BF" (lost 8/16/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1942 at Kirischi, cause unknown. His Obs, Lt Karl Klempa, also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
2019 Wassum, Paul Karl?UffzI/Schl.G-152Fw 190A-3 Werk # 7018 (lost 12/29/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 29 December, 1943 east of Garwolin due to a servicing error.
2020 Waterbeck, KarlOblt1/1/1915CoesfeldKr.O.Fl (6/43 Kr?.Oberkommando der Luftwaffe.Flieger), 3/KG-40 (4/41), Stfkpt 3/KG-40 (11/43-1/44)Fw 200 (Norway?), He 177A-3 Werk # 535747 "F8 + HH" (lost 1/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (11/25/43)
EP (2/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 21/22 January, 1944; sd at Whitmore Vale near Hindhead, Surrey, England by a Mosquito NF.XII of No. 151 Sq., piloted by W/O Howard K. Kemp (later KIA). Waterbeck buried CC 1/234, and a second known crewman, Gefr Johannes Conrad, 2nd Gnr, also KIA, buried CC 1/235. Four remaining unnamed crew taken prisoner. DK-G & Andrew Hall. Added: Ogefr Jann Bikker, Obs; Ofw Erwin Mirbach,R/O; Ofw Georg Six, Flt Engr and Ogefr Werner Doge, Gnr (Andrew Hall). Added: His was the 1st He 177 to crash in England. He crashed attempting to make a belly landing (LOCS).
Cannock Chase
2021 Waterbeck, KarlHptm1/1/1915CoesfeldStfkpt 3/KG-40 (6/41), 1/KG-40 (1/44) Fw 200C, He 111H, He 177A-3 Werk # 5747 "F8 (?) + HH" (lost 1/21/44) DK-G (11/25/43), EP (2/15/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 21 January, 1944; sd by a Mosquito of No.151 Sq., crashed attempting a forced landing at Whitmore Vale Hindhead, Surrey. He is buried at CC, Blk 1, Gr 235. One known crewman, Gefr Johannes Conrad (geb 4/29/1923, Schönfeld) KIA, buried at CC, Blk 1, Gr 234 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
2022 Weber, GeorgOfw5(H)/32Hs 126B-1 Werk # 4313 "V7 + NL" (or "VE + NL") (lost 1/5/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 5 January, 1943 Tschertkowo after enemy fighter attack, one chute seen. His Observer, Oblt Karl Kramer, also MIA. Obs Loss List
2023 Weber, HansUffz4/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8102 "4D + FM" (lost 2/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 February, 1941 when he and the crew failed to return from an operation to the Humber (England) , after being attacked by British fighters. Location unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA); Uffz Erich Latzel, wireless operator, Uffz Karl Rosa-Maier, gunner and Uffz Willi Kruse, mechanic.
2024 Weber, HeinzObltStfkpt 2/Kü.Fl.Gr -506 (Westerland)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1409 "S4 + HK" (lost 11/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 10 November, 1941 after being shot down by gunfire from the escort destroyer HMS Quantock while attacking a convoy off Ravenscar, North Yorkshire. The Ju 88 took numerous hits and climbed steeply away, bursting in flames shortly afterwards, crashing at the foot of the cliffs at Blea Wyke Point. Remaining crew: Ofhr Karl Schültze, Observer (KIA), Ofw Werner Hanel, wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Artur Gräber, gunner (MIA). The bodies of Karl Schültze and Hanel were recovered and buried at the Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby-on-Tees. . It is believed that Weber and Gräber are also buried at Thornaby in two graves marked "Ein Deutsche Soldat". Weber buried at Thornaby-on-Tees, Section O, Row L, Grave 10, his burial slip held by RAF Air Historical Branch (Joe Potter Grave Search).
2025 Weber, JohannUffz5/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142055 "4D + LN" (lost 5/18/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 May, 1942; failed to return from a mission to Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Herman Dremen, Observer; Uffz Karl Wünsch, R/O and Ogefr Hans Theile, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
2026 Weber, KarlLt1/19/192031/JG-52 (6/41; 10/41-5/42 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12740 "White 5" (lost 10/5/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12812 (lost 12/9/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7071 "White 14" (lost 5/29/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA in his F-4 on 29 May, 1942 during aerial combat with an SB-2 at Malaja Kamyschewacha. WIA 9 December, 1941 after being hit by ground fire and flak at Rusa, where he crashed. His Wk# 12740 reported lost on 5 October, 1941 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 2653 due to Soviet flak, pilot returned. One known victory, a Blenheim off Texel, 100 km NW of Vlieland, on 16 June, 1941.
2027 Weber, KarlFw28/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.), III/JG-54 (8/43 Reich Def), Erg/JG-54Bf 109G-2 #10428 (80%), Bf 109G-6 #15659 "Black 8" (70% dam 8/11/43), Bf 109G-6 #20544 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 February, 1944, while in Erg Gruppe, flying the G-6 "NL+WH" "White 8" over Merke/Regahn. In 8 Staffel, on 9 December, 1942 he was shot down with wounds in the G-2 northeast of Stalino. Also, on 11 August, 1943, he was shot down w/o wounds in the "Black 8" over Norderney. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 28 September, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 over northern Germany on 15 May, 1943.
2028 Weber, KarlUffzStab/KG-4 (11/39)He 111"5J + FA" (lost 11/39)Wound Badge (11/39)
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 22 November, 1939 after his AC was shot down by two French flown Curtiss H-75's of GC I/4, piloted by Lt's Andre Weiss & Jean Louis Hirschauer. He was on a mission photographing airfields in Northern France. The AC crashed at Torhout-Kruiskens Belgium, where he was taken prisoner, having bailed successfully. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Franz Wichartz, Observer; Uffz Wolfgang Just, Wireless Oper/Gunner; Uffz Helmut Klein, Flt Engr/Gunner Added: Known burial locations: Just at Solingen EV. Fdh, Blk 9, Row F, Gr 126. Klein at Nordhausen Hauptfriedhof, Row 1, Gr 3 (D.Drury).
2029 Weber, KarlFwLuft.Kdo Belg/Nord Fr.W-34 Werk # 1319 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1941; shot down by P/P Babbage, RCAF No 41 Sq.. He crashed near Knokke while towing a Go 145 glider. Source: A. Rosseels.
2030 Weber, Karl HeinzGefr2Stabstaffel/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 2 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 7 September, 1944.
2031 Weber, Karl HeinzUffz2/NAGr-4 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19974 (lost 8/2/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1943 after making an emergency landing NE of Kromy due to engine trouble.
2032 Weber, Karl HeinzUffz1(F)/121 (Africa)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430159 "7A + AH" (lost 5/21/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Friedrich Rüthers and two other unnamed crew at Tobruk-Bardia 21 May, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2033 Weber, Karl Heinz "Benjamin"Hptm1/30/1922Heringsdorf Pommern1367/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 7/JG-51 (11/43), Kdr III/JG-1 (6/44)Bf 109F-2 Wk # 8240 "White 0" (lost 9/3/42) in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-6/AS Wk # 410399 "White 20"(lost 6/7/44) RK(11/12/43)-EL(7/20/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/43)
Wnd Bdg

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/Pend.
MIA in "White 20" since 7 June, 1944 after aerial combat with RAF P-51s near Thumboholt, south of Rouen France. This was his first mission over the Invasion Front. He is still missing. He was forced to bail from "White 0" on 3 September, 1942, after being hit by return fire from a Russian twin engine bomber. Over 500 missions. All victories in the East, including 28 Il-2s. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 24 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 January, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 29 January, 1943. Four Il-2s on 3 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 March, 1943. A MiG-1 on 11 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 8 June, 1943. A MiG-3, two LaGG-5s, a Bostoin and a Yak-1 on 5 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 7 July, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) 28 km SSE of Ratschiza on 30 October, 1943. A Yak-9 and a Yak-7 on 25 Janaury, 1944. Two Yak-7s on 10 March, 1944. Photo
2034 Weber, WolfgangUffzEins.Gr/EJG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732018 (lost 2/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 February, 1945 east of Züllichau due to flak. He and Uffz Karl Schirr perished at the same time & place.
2035 Wechmar, Carl Fhr vonObstlt4/1/1900SodenKdr I/KG-3 (11/40)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (belonging to Stab/KG-26, lost 11/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 19 November, 1940 in a takeoff accident from Beauvais. The c crashed a few km from Savignies. Remaining crew (KIC & bur in the War Cem, Beauvais, Blk 2): Obstlt Wechmar, Row 8, Gr 207; Oblt Karl Georg Streng (Stfkpt Stab KG-26), Row 8, Gr 206; Uffz Horst Gerstenkorn, Row 7, Gr 180; Fw Erich Heinz, Row 8, Gr 205 and Fw Gerhard Wünsche, Row 7, Gr 179 (D.Drury).
2036 Wecke, KarlFwNAGr.-1 (9/43), 14/JG-27 (Reich Def)Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125279 (15% dam 9/10/43), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130324 "Red 9 + ~" (lost 3/19/45)Wound Badge (9/10/43)
Night Observer Operational Clasp
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Hollage/Westfallen. While in Nagr, he was WIA on 10 September, 1943 at Nandol Russia by enemy return fire (Obs Loss List).
2037 Wehlitz, Paul Karl?OfwIII/KGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2038 Weichert, WalterFw8/27/19192/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1/Trop Werk # 430301 "T5 + FK" (lost 12/30/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Podgorenskaja 30 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added : Remaining crew: Uffz Erich Sachse, R/O; Fw Lothar Sommerfeld (or Sommerfeldt), Gnr. and Fw Karl Ernst Staatz (or Staats), Obs.. Three are confirmed MIA in the VDK, and commemorated in the War Cem at Rossoschka, Russia, as follows: Fw Weichert Cube 99, Plate 10; Uffz Sachse Cube 75, Plate 10 and Fw Staatz Cube 89, Plate 1. There is a Lothar Sommerfeld (the only one with this name in the VDK) buried in the same cemetery, but appears to be the wrong date, 7 August, 1942 (D.Drury).
2039 Weigel, GottfriedOblt5/KG-55 (5/40) He 111P Werk # Unk "G1 + FN" (lost 5/13/40), He 111P Werk # 2126 "G1 + DN" (lost 9/25/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 25 September, 1940, shot down by AA fire from Portbury Gunsite, Battery 239, 76th HAA Regt. during a bombing raid on Filton. The abandoned AC crashed at Racecourse Farm, Failand, near Bristol at 11:50 hours. Remaining crew (all POW): Ofw Alfred Narres, Observer; Uffz Karl Gerdsmeier, Mech; Gefr Karl Geib, Gunner and Fw Georg Engel, R/O (WIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: He was a French POW briefly, when his G1 + FN was damaged by French fighters and AA fire, causing him to belly land at Attert, north of Arlon Belgium. He was promoted to Hptm in captivity (LOCS).
2040 Weiler, KarlFw10/19/191612/JG-53 (Paderborn)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 781194 "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 10/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled 22 October, 1944 when he flew into the ground at Knüllgebirge (mountain?) due to a technical failure while on a delivery flight.
2041 Weise, KarlLt5/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6050 "B3 + ?N" (lost 9/16/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Evreax 16 September, 1940; killed in a crash following a combat sortie (Ju 88 Loss List).
2042 Weise, Karl HeinzOfw4/Aufkl.Gr.Do 215B-1 Werk # 0036 (lost 8/30/40)Observer Operational ClaspHis Do 215 crashed on the Dutch Mainland (exact location not noted) on 30 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: He is reported crashed into the North Sea, 35km east of Aldenburgh (Netherland Loss Registry).
2043 Weisenborn, KarlLt4/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130044 (lost 10/9/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 9 October, 1943; overturned on landing at Wassilkow, his unnamed R/O injured. Ju 87 Loss List
2044 Weisner, KurtFhjFw11/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110156 "G9 + RY" (lost 10/15/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC the night of 14/15 October, 1944, 4km NW of Wadersloh, cause not reported. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Karl Heinz Arend and Uffz Wilhelm Schäfer, WASt notes by a German researcher.
2045 Weiss, KarlUffzErg/JGr-Süd (5/42 S.U.), 8/JG-26 (joins 12/4/42), Trans to Recon Group (7/43), 4/JG-26 (3/44)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4044 (95% dam 5/21/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 785 "Black 9" (80% dam.2/3/43), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 170042 "Blue 7" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 April, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 7" with a P-51B of 486FS, 352FG near Neiden-Torgau. The victor was 1/Lt Frank Cutler (KIA 5/11/44 after colliding with an Me109 south of Grimmen Germany). Injured in a crash in Wk# 4044 at Heddesheim, no cause reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 3 February, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 9" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 416 Sq. SW of Bergues. Seriously wounded, he was able to make a force landing.
2046 Weissenberger, TheodorMaj12/21/1914Mühlheim Main208 1(Z)/JG-77, 10(Z)/JG-5 (5/42), 6/JG-5 (5/43), Stafkpt 7/JG-5, Kdr II & I/JG-5, Kdr I/JG-7 (11/44), Kdr JG-7 (1/45 - 2/45) Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3769 "LN + BR (force land 4/25/42) in Russia, Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13045 "Yellow 4" (crash-eng dam 10/22/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13912 (cmbt dam-flak 3/28/43), Bf 109G-6 "Blk 4 (2/44 Dorpat), Bf 109G-6/AS "<<+" in I/JG-5, Me 262A-1a Wk# 111002 "Blue 4"(JG-7) RK(11/13/42)-EL(8/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Gldr Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
7 Bombers. His 14th & 15th victories, both MiG-3s over the western bank of the Riza on 10 May, 1942. This same day, he downed another Hurricane NW of the Liza Bight, and a Hurricane and a MiG-3 near the Ura Bight, his 16th thru 18th victories. An Ofw at the time, in 10(Z)/JG-5. Two Soviet P-40s on 11 May, 1943, now a Lt.. 5 victories on 13 October, 1943. On 25 July, 1944, he downed his 199th & 200th victories, both Spitfires, southeast of Rouen, France. Nos 202 to 204, 3 B-17s near Potsdam on 18 March, 1945. His 1st victory was 10/24/41. 175 of his victories were in the East. 25 victories over the Normandy front. Five victories on 7 June, 1944; all five P-47s one at Breteuil, and two SW of Montdidier, and two in the Beauvais area. A triple victory, all 3 P-47s on 12 June, 1944, one at Vernon, one at Gasny and one at Gisors. A double victory on 7 July, 1944; both P-47s at Rosieres-Santerre. He flew in excess of 500 combat missions. 8 victories while flying the Me 262. His last victory, a B-17 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945 as Kdr JG-7. Germanys 7th ranked fighter Ace. Nominated for Swords. Killed in an automobile race in Nürburgring on 10 June, 1950. Photo. The Given name, Karl, also associated with Weissenberger. Alternate spelling: Weissenberg.

2047 Weitzel, KarlUffz45/JG-53 (1/43 Reich Def; Kittlach- Wiesenthal (11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410684 "Black 13" (lost 1/5/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462855 "Black 8 + -" (lost 11/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing at Speyer after his 4th victory (Klaus Deschner). Injured in a crash Wien/Aspern on 5 January, 1944 due to a fuel shortage. His 1st victory, a P-51 on 27 July, 1943 in Italy. This may have been unconfirmed since his 1st official was a B-17 over southern Italy on 4 August, 1943. His 4th per OKL, a P-47 in the Spessart-St Wendel area on 18 November, 1944.
2048 Weller, KarlOfw3/KG-55, 9/LG-1He 111H in KG-55, Ju 88A-4 in LG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43), EP(10/2/42),

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2049 Wellhausen, JürgenUffz37/JG-300Fw 190AEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. A 3rd, same day, a P-51 near Langensalza-Eisenach on 27 September, 1944. Magnus Report, 12 victories.Wellhausen (L) Schauenberg (R)
2050 Wellner, Karl HeinzUffz4/JG-5 (5/42 Finland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6158 "White 1 + -" (lost 5/17/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 17 May, 1942; shot down at Alakurtti during aerial combat with a Soviet Hurricane of 760 IAP in the Kandalska area. Alternate spelling: Wollner.
2051 Welzel, Karl HeinzOfw4/StG-77, 4/SG-77, 7/SG-10Ju 87D RK(9/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Silver Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Page in Stuka book missing. KIA Honor Roll. Approximately 600 missions as pilot.
2052 Wendisch, KarlStbsFw4/KG-30 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141106 "4D + DM" (lost 2/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA with unnamed crew at Bone 1 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2053 Wendle, KarlJG-300Fw 190A (lost 4/12/45 at Himmelkorn)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
2054 Wendler, Gerhart (Gerhard?) "Hans"Lt3/27/1914Munich1(H)/14 (Pz) Hs 126B-1 Werk # Unk (lost 6/11/40), Hs 126 Werk # 3154 "5F + AH" (lost 4/14/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 14 April, 1941; shot down by a Greek PZL piloted by F/Sgt Periklis Koutroumbas, crashing at Platamon, in the Elasson-Larissa area of Greece. His unnamed Observer was listed as MIA. Obs Loss List. Added: He was uninjured 11 June, 1940 when he was sd at Annelles, SE of Rethel, Ardennes, by Curtiss H-75A fighters of GC II/4 during an observation mission. His Observer, Lt Karl Heinz Schreiber, was seriously wounded. Re the April 1941 incident: Lt Wendler is buried in the Ger War Cem at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, in Crypt 1, Row 13, Platte 2. His unnamed observer, was Ofw Hugo Scharf, also KIA, buried in Crypt 1, Row 2, Platte 12 (D.Drury).
2055 Wenezowky, Günter vonHptm5/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6230 "9K + IN" (lost 7/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with two other unnamed crew on 11 July, 1941, cause unknown, one other KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Karl Aull, Obs (MIA), Fw Heinz Mühlenberg, R/O (KIA) and Ogefr Karl Kühner, Gnr (MIA). Source: 12 O'clock High Forum. Added: Crash location; Machovka, Ukraine (LOCS). Alternate spellings: Wenczewskyi, Wenczewskyj & Wenczowskij.
2056 Weninger, KarlUffz4/20/19203/JG-1 (Deelen)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 840133 "Yellow 12" (lost 7/30/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 July, 1943 in Wk# 840133 during aerial combat with a P-47 north of Hengelo (Noordink-Gld.) Holland. Buried Ysselsteyn BN/3/71.
2057 Wenner, Karl ArnulfMaj 3/KGr.z.b.V. 106 (4/41), Stfkpt 4/Stö.KG.Lfl.-4, 4 Seenotstaffel (11/43), 1/NSGr-5 (11/44), Kdr V/SG-151 (4/45) Ar 66, Fw 58, Go 145, Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (8/9/43), Assault Operational Clasp
This is the Major who signed the last mission order of Robert Koch of 14 Staffel/ SG-151 on 1 May, 1945. This info found on the Internet & LOCS.
2058 Wentz, GerhardLt2/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 188A-2 Werk # 160069 "3E + LK" (lost 5/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 14/15 May, 1944 when he was shot down en-route to target Bristol. Shot down by a Mosquito of No.488 Sq., piloted by F/Lt J.A.S.Hall and F/O J.P.Cairns. The Ju 188 crashed in the grounds of Inwood House, Temple Combe, near Henstridge, Somerset at 02:00 hours. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Fritsch, Observer (POW); Uffz Hilmar Korf, R/O (geb 8/29/1922, KIA); Uffz Karl Hoyer, Gunner (KIA, CWGC burial not reported; Blitz T & N suggests he became POW after bailing) and Gefr Gerhard Büttner, Gunner (1/21/1923, KIA). Korf and Büttner are buried in Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, Graves Plot 51, Sec H, Row V, Gr 231 & Plot 39, Sec H, Row A, Gr 232, respectively. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny, Yenston News article via Caroline Rowland and D. Drury.
2059 Wenzel, KarlOfw2(F)/11Ju 88D-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2060 Wenzhann, KarlUffz4/KG-30Ju 88A-14 (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944; Injuried bailing out after being shot down by a British Night Fighter on a Bristol bombing raid. The remainder of the crew were uninjured. No mention of the remaining crew names or of their being taken prisoner. May have landed in occupied France. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
2061 Wenzlik, KarlUffz1/3/1920Steinaujezd12/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19383 (75% dam 6/1/43; crash at Woensdrecht, pilot injured, cause not reported), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10494 (75% dam 9/27/43), Bf 109 Werk # 410690 (lost 12/30/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 30 December, 1943; crashed near Philipville Belgium, cause not given. Buried Noyers-pont-Maugis France, Block 8/3/380 (Rosseels). He crashed his G-4 at the Woensdrecht Holland airfield on 1 June, 1943, cause and pilot injuries, if any, unknown (DeSwart). WIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Lohmostmoor. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 on 30 December, 1943.
2062 Werber, Friedrich WilhelmLt3/26/1915Helmonsödt3(F)/22Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0591 "4N + KL" (lost 7/28/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 28 July, 1941, when the ac was lost at Velikiye-Luki, Pskov Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (believed buried Velikiye-Luki): HauptFw Herbert Wilhelm Bruno Schaefer, Obs; Uffz Richard Kuhn, R/O and Uffz Karl Reuls, Gnr (D.Drury).
2063 Werna, HeinrichUffz4/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6251 "L1 + IM" (lost 5/2/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 May, 1943; operational crash at Tschupa, cause unknown. His R/O, Uffz Karl Wachs, was also listed as MIA. Source: Sig Norway. The Ju 87 Loss List suggests the ac code was "L1 + IN".
2064 Werner, KarlUffz5(Sturm)/JG-300 (1/45 Schönfeld)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681495 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 March, 1945 in the Sachsen area, cause unknown. Added: He was killed when he crashed at Decin-Horni Zleb, CZ. (F.Braun).
2065 Werner, KarlUffzErproSt/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2030 "4D + CN" (lost 2/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 11 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2066 Wernicke, Karl HeinzUffz1/JG-3 (Germany)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10031 (lost 5/9/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 May, 1942; crashed into the sea near Feodosia, no cause reported.
2067 Westerhoff, KarlOblt5/25/19165I/JG-1 (9/39), 6/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1475 (lost 8/31/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane during aerial combat by P/O William Millington of RAF No. 79 Sq.. He crashed at Lydd Ranges and was able to set his ac on fire prior to his capture. Promoted to Hptm in captivity, 1 February, 1943. One known "damage", a Wellington in the Aumale area on 31 May, 1940. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Rouen, 5 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A west of Beauvais, 7 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. Deceased 6 July, 1980. LOCS, Magnus & D.Drury.
2068 Westermann, KarlFw4/NJG-5Bf 110C-9 Werk # 3331 (lost 2/21/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 21 February, 1943 at Gülzower See while on a non-combat flight. His unnamed gunner injured. Bf 110 Loss List
2069 Westphal, KarlLt1/15/1917Mannheim1/ZG-2 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2123 "3M + CH" (lost 8/25/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat at Winfrith, East Chaldon, near Warmwell. He and his unnamed gunner were the victims of F/O Darley & Tobin of 609 Sq.. (Bf 110 Loss List). Additional: The unnamed gunner, Uffz Josef Brief, also KIA. Both buried at CC; Westphal Plot 9, Row 3, Gr 17; Brief in Plot 7, Row 5, Gr 130 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
2070 Westphal, WolframOfw10/20/1917Berlin9/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730201 "C9 + HT" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters 8 km NE of Damgarten Germany. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Seidt, R/O and Gefr Helmut Steppich, Gunner.
2071 Wette, K.ObltStab II/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "B3 + DC" (lost 8/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW/WIA 11 August, 1940; made an emergency landing at Blacknor Fort, Portland Head, Dorset after being shot down by F/O James Strickland of No. 213 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Karl Meier, Obs; Gefr Walter Gehre, R/O and Flg Gottfried Kagenbauer, Mech (D.Drury).
2072 Wetzker, Karl HeinzLt1/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20185 "White 8" (lost 7/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Nikopol, in the Turnu Magurele Romania area.
2073 Weymar, Karl HansHptm5/8/1915JävenitzIII/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360017 "F8 + ??" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 22 July, 1942 at Merignac when he collided with an Fw 200C-4, Wk# 0136 (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He collided with another Fw 200C-4 piloted by Fw Alfred Karl Praschl (KIC). See Praschl for additional detail. Hptm Weymar buried in the German War Cem, Berneuil (Fr), Blk 4, Row 20, Gr 937. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Ludwig Rodert, R/O, no known grave and Gefr Siegfried Wetzel, Gnr, bur in Berneuil Blk 4, Row 18, Gr 815 (D.Drury).
2074 Wiborg, Karl ErnstUffz1/NAGr-12Bf 109G Werk # 5519 (lost 2/23/45)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 23 February, 1945 after being hit by light AA fire over Zapresic Yugoslavia. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
2075 Wicha, KarlUffzIV/EJG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 147059 (lost 1/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 January, 1945, cause and location unknown.
2076 Wichborn, WalterFw10/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5868 "4D +FU" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 February, 1944 when the AC was reported to have crashed into the sea off Kattegat, 22 km east of Hals Denmark, killing the entire crew. The crew were on a training exercise, and no cause for the crash was given. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Karl Feichte and Gefr Willi Schmidt. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 6 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2077 Wick, KarlOfw99/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (3/44), 5/JG-11 (5/44), 4/JG-54 (11/44 S.U.)Bf 109F & G in JG-54, Fw 190AEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first known Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 9 March, 1944. A Yak-4 on 25 March, 1944. A Yak-9 SE of Pleskau on 1 April, 1944. An Il-2 on 4 April, 1944. One known western victory, a P-51 at Teterow-Malchin on 29 May, 1944. Another Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 22 October, 1944. A Pe-2 on 18 November, 1944. Magnus Report, 18 victories.
2078 Wick, KarlFw1/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9529 "White 3" (lost 7/4/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 July, 1941 over Russia, cause and location not reported. The Luftwaffe Bf 109 Loss Report states he was injured in a crash at Stschastliwaja on 6 September, 1941 in Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6802. Perhaps this crash was 9 June (6/9 vs 9/6).
2079 Wiedamann, KarlUffzIII/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130870 (lost 9/15/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 15 September, 1943 near Tyschajewo due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
2080 Wiedenhöft, GerhardOblt9/20/19155/KG-27He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 7/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1940; failed to return from a mission near Chester. Believed to have crashed into the Channel, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Karl Kieselbach, Uffz Josef Röhse and Gefr Günter Woromus. (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wiedenhoft.
2081 Wieker, Friedrich KarlUffz12/12/1919Bremen1 Erg/StG-3Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2534 (lost 6/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 1 June, 1943 when his ac crashed at Marathon Greece due to a technical failure. Killed also was his R/O-Gnr Uffz Herbert Meyer. The two deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza Greece, Plot 2, Row 3, Gr 3 (D.Drury).
2082 Wieland, KarlOfw31/NJG-1Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4678 "G9 + AH" (lost 1/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 January, 1943 due to engine damage during aerial combat. His 110 crashed and exploded at the Rielse dijk at Gilze Rijen Holland, 3 km SE of the Gilze-Rijen airfield (DeSwart & J.Beaman). His R/O, Uffz Günter Heu was also killed in the crash (J.Beaman). One known victory, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 6233 on 10 September, 1942. A Wellington on 11 September, 1942 over Hetfeld Germany. His 3rd, a Halifax on 6 October, 1942. Another source, Höhler, states the Werk # as 4679.
2083 Wiemer, FritzOfw2/KG-26He 111 "1H + GK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 3 February, 1940 after being shot down by two Hurricanes of RAF No. 43 Sq., piloted by Sgt Frank Carey and Sgt Peter Guy Ottewill, 15 miles E of Tynemouth, 15 miles off the Northumberland coast. With both engines out of commission, Wiemer had to ditch the AC. The AC remained afloat long enough for the crew to escape, but not long enough to inflate their dingy. Four crew were picked up by the trawler Harlech Castle, but Uffz Karl Ernst Thiede, gunner, disappeared beneath the waves before he could be rescued (later recovered and buried at Scartho Road Cemetery, Grimsby, Plot 116, Row I, Gr 1. Remaining crew: Fw Franz Schnee, Observer, POW, Uffz Alfred Dittrich, wireless operator, POW, Uffz Willi Wolff, mechanic, rescued but died of wounds before the trawler, Harlech Castle, reached shore.
2084 Wienholtz, JoachimMaj12/22/1904Berlin Stfkpt in 2 & 8/KG-53 (40's), Kdr IV/KG-53 (3/41, Kdr I/KG-53 (12/41 to 3/42 S.U.) He 111H-6 Werk # 2274 "A1 + AB" (lost 3/30/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 30 March, 1942 when his ac was believed hit by AA fire over Volkhov, and crashed in a Leningrad forest*. He was the observer for pilot Oblt Siegfried Meyer. Remaining crew, also MIA, Ofw Saunus Karl Schlosser (LOCS & Excavation Report). Added: The crash location may be Malinovka, the place where it says he died (StalingradFront).
2085 Wientgen, Alfred KarlUffz9/7/1914EssenStab II/KG-4He 111H-6 Werk # 4638 "5J + BC" (lost 3/22/42)KIC 22 March, 1942 when his ac was lost making an emergency landing SE of Staraya Russia, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Hptm Ernst Thiemann, Obs (dispo unk); Fw Erwin Günther Witting, R/O (KIC) and Gefr Adolf Jockisch, Gnr (dispo unk). Uffz Wientgen and Fw Witting are believed buried at Staraya Russia (D.Drury).
2086 Wiesmann, KarlUffz6/JG-11 (reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20105 "Yellow 4" (lost 9/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 September, 1943 in aerial combat and crashed into the sea. Mombeek MIA List.
2087 Wieting, FranzHptm6/26/1911KielFAR 33 (8/39), Stfkpt 6/KG-30 (6/40), Stfkpt Stab/ X Fliegerkorps (2/41)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6349 (lost 6/29/41) RK(6/19/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 29 June, 1941; while on a courier flight from Vienna to Athens, he flew into the ground in the Wogaras Mountainson the Bulgarian - Serbian border near Saloniki. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Kurt Behrendt, Obs and Ofw Karl Kast, Flt Engr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2088 Wigge, WinfriedUffz55/JG-53 (12/42-11/43 Reich Def), 8/JG-53 (8/44)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140186 (lost 11/16/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a collision with another G-6, Wk# 160734, piloted by Ofw Karl Marten (KIC) on 16 November, 1943, crashing at Pressburg. His first victory, a B-26 4 km southeast of El Hamma on 31 December, 1942. His 3rd, a P-47 at Mantes-la-Jolie on 22 August, 1944. His 4th & 5th, two "e/a"s in March, 1945, no specific dates given.
2089 Wilde, AlbertFw9/10/1914Schulstaffel/KG-26 (Le Bourget)He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 6/26/41)Pilot BadgeKIC with his entire crew 26 June, 1941 when they crashed at St Clair, northwest of Paris, cause not reported. Remaining crew (desig unk, all buried Ger War Cem Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 6): Gefr Theo Bender, Gr 291; Uffz Karl Methe, Gr 290 and Uffz Justus Textor, Gr 289. Pilot Fw Wilde buried Gr 288 (D.Drury). These persons may have been students since the unit is designated "Schul" or School. Altho the pilot was not identified, the person of highest rank was selected by myself.
2090 Wilde, Richard AdolfGefr11/13/19236/ZG-26Me 410E-1 Werk # 420495 (or 493) "3 U + EC" (lost 5/12/44)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1944, shot down by B-17 return fire at Scheibe Alsbach, by Sonneberg. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Lapsie, R/O (KIA). Wilde survived the war. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
2091 Wildhagen, KarlFw12/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 September, 1944 in a strafing attack by Allied fighters immediately after landing at Hopsten airfield (Bolten). One known victory, a Lancaster in the Düsseldorf area on 23 April, 1944.
2092 Wildies, Karl HeinzLt2/SKG-210Bf 110E Werk # 4414 "S9 + BK" (lost 6/26/41), Bf 110 Werk # 2266 (lost 11/10/41)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 10 November, 1941 near Linz, killing entire unnamed crew. No further detail. Earlier, his Wk# 4414 was reported lost, crashing near Barnowitschi due to engine failure. His unnamed gunner was KIC, pilot returned OK. Bf 110 Loss List
2093 Wilfert, KarlOfw1Legion Condor, 3/JG-3Bf 109E
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane east of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940.
2094 Wilhelm, Karl HeinzFw33/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E Werk # 4007 "Yellow 11" (lost 10/20/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 20 October, 1940 after aerial combar during the Battle of Britain, crashing at Foxhunt Green, Waldron, near Uckfield. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd; both Morane 406s northwest of Dinant, 13 May, 1940. His 3rd, another Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940.
2095 Wilke, AlbertFw9/10/1914 Schulstaffel/KG-26 (Le Bourget) He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 6/26/41) Pilot Badge KIC with his entire crew 26 June, 1941 when they crashed at St Clair, northwest of Paris, cause not reported. Remaining crew (desig unk, all buried Ger War Cem Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 6): Gefr Theo Bender, Gr 291; Uffz Karl Methe, Gr 290 and Uffz Justus Textor, Gr 289. Pilot Fw Wilke buried Gr 288 (D.Drury). These persons may have been students since the unit is designated "Schul" or School. Altho the pilot was not identified, the person of highest rank was selected by myself.
2096 Wilke, Karl HeinzLt92/NAGr-2 (3/44 S.U.), 2/NAGr-4 (10/43), 2(H)/4 (11/44)Fw 189A, Fw 190A RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 25 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet R-5 on 12 March, 1944. A 3rd, an R-5 on 29 March, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, a Yak-7 and a Pe-2 on 1 June, 1944. A 6th, an R-5 on 3 June, 1944. A 7th, an R-5 on 13 June, 1944. An 8th, an R-5 on 14 July, 1944. A 9th, a LaGG-5 on 22 August, 1944.
2097 Wilke, Karl-EduardObstKdr II/KG-152 (4/37), Kdr KG-53 (3/43 to 4/45)Ju 52, Do 23 & Ju 86 in KG-152, He 111P in KG-53RK

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pictured Pg 493, "To Win the Winter Sky".
2098 Will, KarlOblt7/ZG-26 (Africa)Bf 110F-2 Trop Werk # 5098 "3U +GR" (lost 10/11/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspShot down near Tobruk on 11 October, 1942 by RAF B-24 (No. 160 Sq.) return fire with his gunner, Gefr Bohrer. Entire crew MIA.
2099 Willand, KarlUffz3/22/1924II/JG-26 (joins 2/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57578 "Blue 2" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 12 April, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 2" with a P-47 of 78FG N of Dinant, near Houx Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 7/569 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
2100 Willeke, Karl HeinzLt5/11/1918Stfkpt 11/JG-3 (Schachten)Bf 109G-14/AS "Black 1" (50% damaged), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330455 (lost 12/2/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Remagen area during an Alarm Start with a P-47 of 56FG, 63FS between Lumda, Stangenrod and Atzenhain. He was severely burned during the emergency landing near Giessen. He died in a Giessen hospital on 11 December, 1944 (Source: Horst Jeckel). Buried in Essen. His "Black 1" was damaged during an emergency landing at Erndtebrück.

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