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2101 Borris, KarlMaj3/3/1916Heinsdorf, Brandenburg435/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (8/41), Stfkpt 8/JG-26 (5/43), Kdr I/JG-26 (6/43)Bf 109E-3 Werk # unk (lost 5/13/40) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-0 "Blk 1", Fw 190A-2 Wk # 20216 "Blk 7 + I + I"(3/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7326 "Black 19 + I" (lost 5/14/43)
RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/21/42)
EP(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2 Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 May, 1940 in his E-3 in aerial combat with a Defiant, crashing 2e Dwarsweg, at Numansdorp, near Dordrecht. 4 bombers. One known victory, a B-17 on 4 April, 1943, of the 305BG, 366BS flown by Lt Harold P. Neill. Two were killed, the rest were POWs. Shot down 14 May, 1943, in Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7326 "Black 19"; he was fortunate to survive bailing out when his chute failed to open properly. Another victory, a B-17 # 42-30389 "Dear Mom" of 94BG, 331BS, crashing at Lummen, Be. with the loss of six crew. His 30th, a Spitfire E of Furnes on 19 September, 1943. A P-51 at Recklinhausen on 23 September, 1944. All victories in the West. His first victory, a Hurricane northwest of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, both Hurricanes at Maidstone on 13 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane 30 km NW of Folkestone on 6 September, 1940. His 43rd, and last victory, a Spitfire at Ibbenbüren on 14 January, 1945. One of very few Pre-war pilots to survive the war! Borris was the only pilot to serve in JG-26 from 1939 to VE day in 1945. Flew Fw 190D-9s in 1945. Deceased 18 August, 1981.


June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert


2102 Borrmann,2(F)/122 (Ghedi 10/44)Me 410A-3 "F6 + MK"Observer Operational ClaspBorrmann and his R/o, Stauch, flew shipping reconnaissance missions in the areas east of San Benetto del Tronto. No ginen names or ranks were given. Wiki Luft data.
2103 Borrusch, GüntherUffz111/JG-2Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 60 km NNW of Le Harve on 27 August, 1943.
2104 Börs, HermannFw5/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670369 (lost 9/6/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing crash on 6 September, 1943, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 22861, due to a technical failure.
2105 Borst, LudwigUffz14/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412380 "White 8 + -" (lost 5/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 and a P-47 at Neumünster. One known victory, a B-17 at Schweich on 13 April, 1944.
2106 Borth, PaulUffz6/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 620203 "White 5" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzePOW 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by a P-47 east of Aachen. He bailed out and was taken prisoner as soon as he hit the ground. He had been posted to JG-6 with just 25 hours of training in his Fw 190.
2107 Borth, RolandMajKdr III/ZG-1 (Africa)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6305 "Green A" "S9 + AD" (lost 9/1/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 1 September, 1942 during an enemy fighter attack, no location reported. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
2108 Bortolani, GuerrinoLt1917Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana1 Gruppo, 1 Sq. (Compoformido)Mc 205V "MM 92301" (lost 3/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 March, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters in the Padua countryside, at Bagnoli di Sopra It.. Added: His crashsite was excavated in 2014 (?), and his body found siting in the seat, seated on his parachute (M.deWolf).
2109 Boruschen,Hptm1Führer Kurier Staffel
EK 1 & 2
One known victory, a Lancaster 15 km WSW of Schweinfurt on 27 April, 1944.
2110 Borzoni, GiovanniaMajItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 22 Gruppo Autonomo C.T. (Stalino Russia, 1941)MC.200Fighter Operational ClaspNeulen
2111 Bös, Ludwig HeinrichOfhr10I/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730135 (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 January, 1945 west of Anukrogs.
2112 Bosau, OttoOfwNAGr unitBf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2113 Bosbach, RolfUffz1/22/19221/JG-76Bf 109G-6 (lost 9/13/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Ersrode, buried Ludwigstein.
2114 Bosch, Fw31/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Bad Salzungen on 24 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 SW of Verden on 11 April, 1944.
2115 Bösch, ClausUffz6/KGzbV-1 (Fornebu)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6546 "1Z + AS (lost 4/14/40)Transport Operational ClaspPOW 14 April, 1940; after dropping paratroopers at Dombas, they mada a force landing at Valebu due to bad weather. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Otto Schilling, Uffz Paul Kafzik and Uffz Walter Weyer (Flyvrak Norway).
2116 Bösch, EmilFwJG-26 (Butler Pilot List), 10(Jabo)/JG-54 (9/42 St.Omer-Wizernes)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)829 "BH+CS" "Black 12" (lost 3/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 March, 1943, after aerial combat with a British Typhoon of RAF No. 609Sq. 10 km east of Dünkirk France. Alternate spelling: Boesch.
2117 Bosch, ErnstGefr4/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3442 "White 12 + -" (lost 9/27/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 27 September, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at Northbourne Park, near Sandwich.
2118 Bosch, HansHptm6/27/1915Steinau1Stab II/JG-27 (7/40), Stfkpt 14/EJG-1 (1/45)Bf 109E & F (Trop), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464488 "Brown 44" (lost 1/26/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 January, 1945; shot down by AA fire at Wirsitz (today Wyrzysk), Poland. He is believed to be buried in Wyrzysk, and is commemorated in the German War Cem at Poznan-Milostowo, Poland (D.Drury). One known victory, his first, a Blenheim at Texel on 29 July, 1940, a Lt at the time. A P-40 near Hamman-Quasaba, south of Haggag-el-Quasaba N. Africa, on 13 July, 1942.
2119 Bösch, Heinrich HeinzOfw7/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5528 "3Z + IR" (lost 2/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA 11 February, 1942; made an emergency landing at sea off Malta due to engine trouble, two unnamed crew rescued (Ju 88 Loss List).
2120 Bosch, HellmuthUffz 6/JG-11 (1/44) Bf 109G-5/U2 Werk # 15724 "Yellow 13" (lost 1/11/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 11 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing near Göttingen (Source: L. Wiegels).
2121 Bosch, LudwigStbFw18/StG-2 (8/40 Channel; 6/41 S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5702 "T6 + CS" (lost 6/24/41) EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 24 june, 1941 during aerial combat with fighters at Minsk (Ju 87 Loss List). His first known victory, a Spitfire off the southern coast of England on 16 August, 1940.
2122 Bösch, OskarFw18 Sturmstaffel 1 (joins 4/44), 11/JG-3 (5/44), 14/JG-3 (11/44, 1/45 Gütersloh), I/JG-3, 14/JG-3 (3/45) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8/R2 "Black 14" in Sturmstaffel 1, Fw 190A-8/R8 "White 14" "Sturmbock"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. 8 bombers; 6 B-17s and 2 B-24s. Entered combat in April, 1944. 120 combat missions. One known victory, nos 1 & 2, both B-17s; one NE of Gifhorn, one 5 km NW of Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 in the area of Peine-Wolfsburg on 8 May, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 at Lechtaler Alpen on 3 August, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Münden, NE of Kassel, on 16 August, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 NW of Halle on 2 November, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 in the Ardennes sector on 25 December, 1944. His 10th, a Spitfire on 1 January, 1945. His 11th, a Pe-2 on 18 February, 1945. His 12th, a P-39 on 19 February, 1945. No 13, a P-39 on 3 March, 1945. His 14th, a Yak-9 on 11 March, 1945. His 15th, an La-5 on 19 March, 1945. His 16th, an Il-2 on 21 March, 1945. His 17th victory, a Yak-9 on 18 April, 1945. His 18th, and last victory, ramming a Yak-3 (another source says a Yak-9) on 24 April, 1945. Shot down 8 times with four bailouts and four crash landings. Reportedly, he is one of three known Rammtrager survivors. Alternate spelling: Boesch.


Sturmstaffel 1: 14 Left Uffz. Bösch


2123 Bosch, WernerStbsFw4/9/191316/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739439 "Yellow 4" (lost 12/24/44 near Neuenstein/Raboldshausen)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported WIA 24 December, 1944 and died from his wounds after aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Raboldshausen, in the Neuenstein area (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Prossnitz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944.
2124 Bosche,Lt17/NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Holzweilerhof on 17 April, 1943.
2125 Boschl, LudwigUffz3/1/192116/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470480 "Yellow 1" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a Yak-9 near Pampali, by Frauenburg. One known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 December, 1944.
2126 Boscutti, Giovanni BattistaOblt Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 1 Gruppo C.T. (1/44 Campoformido)MC.205V "MM 92279" (lost 3/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 March, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Correzzola, over the Padua countryside. Added: His remains were recovered in 2006 (M.deWolf)..
2127 Böse,Lt4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Fighter Operational ClaspFate unknown. Source: Arno Rose.
2128 Böse, ArthurOblt2/NAGr-13Bf 109G-8 Werk # 201765 "Black 11" (lost 11/27/44)EP (6/5/43), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational ClaspHis "Black 11" sd at Mühlhausen 27 November, 1944, his disposition unknown. Source: Fritz Braun.
2129 Bösel, AlbertOfw5/JG-300Bf 109G-8 (lost 6/13/44 near Munich/Schleissheim)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
2130 Böselager, Adolf Fhr vonLt7/24/19171 1/JG-21 (9/39 Rostkau, later redesignated III/JG-54), 7/JG-54 Bf 109E "White?" (lost) in JG-54 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 May, 1940 in aerial combat with a French Dewotine fighter over Namur- Löwen, Belgium. He was in the first group to receive the EK 2 on 17 September, 1939. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 12 May, 1940.
2131 Bosin, HeinrichFw9/29/1919Stolpmünde108/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9640, Bf 109F-4R Wk# 13109, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20069EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 October, 1943 in Wk# 20069 "Black 10" over Luttich/Waremme, near Liege Belgium, attempting to make an emergency landing after his fuel ran out. Buried Lommel, Block 21/235 (Rosseels). Wounded 28 January, 1942 in Wk# 9640, "Black ?"; returned to Siwerskaja airfield S.U. with 45% damage. On 15 May, 1942 his F-4R, Wk# 13109, "Black 9", also returned to Siwerskaja airfield with 10% damage, after accidentally colliding with another 109F-4, Werk# 13093. Oblt. Ostermanns wingman on 9 August, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. A 3rd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 26 September, 1942. A 4th Soviet, an Il-2 on 4 January, 1943. a 5th Soviet, an Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. A 6th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 6 January, 1943. A 7th Soviet, an Il-2 on 7 January, 1943. An 8th Soviet, a laGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. His 9th Soviet, a MiG-3 on 15 January, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 on 21 May, 1943.
Lommel, Belgium
2132 Boskic, SlavkoLt1/31/1909Fojnica, Bosnia13JFS-4 (8/41), 10 or 11 Sq./Kroat 4th Ftr Grp(9/41), TO 15(Kroat)/JG-52(10/41; 2/42 S.U.), Fl.U.G-1, Stab(Kroat)/JGr-1(12/43)Bf 109D-1 Wk# 2605 (lost 8/12/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 7672 (80% dam 2/10/42), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1285 (65% dam 5/17/42), Bf 109G-2 "Black 3" & "Black 10", Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Mariupol on 10 February, 1942 due to a technical fault. Deceased 1980 (H. Breuer). Added: He was uninjured in a collision with Oblt Rubcic near Flexdorf on 12 August, 1941. He was uninjured 17 May, 1942 when his Wk# 1285 blew a tire during landing at Mariupol af (Wings of Serbia).
2133 Boss, WilliLt2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140089 "M2 + KL" (lost 7/31/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 31 July, 1942; crashed into the sea off St Albans Head, Dorset after being sd by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq. (Keene & Cowles). Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Added: remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr A.Mense, Uffz K.Zimmermann and Uffz R.Ertel. Zimmermann & Ertle buried at sea. Alternate pilot spelling, Ross (D.Drury).
2134 Bosse, KurtUffz7/JG-11Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430473 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at an unknown location. Source: L. Wiegels.
2135 Bossecker, ErnstFw5/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15934 (lost 9/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Conty by Poix.
2136 Bosseckert, ErnstFw35/JG-2 (Beaumont le Roger)Fw 190A-2, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15934 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat in Werk # 15934 at Conty. One known victory, a Lancaster of RAF No. 44 Sq., downed at Ormes, 14 km WNW of Evreux on 17 April, 1942, as it was on its low level run for the Man Engine Works in Augsburg. A 2nd, a B-17 9 km S of Gravelines on 15 August, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 at Claye-Souilly on 3 September, 1943.
2137 Bosselmann, PeterObltIII/SKG-10 (Africa)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 690 (lost 1/20/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 20 January, 1943 after hitting an obstruction on takeoff from Biserta.
2138 Bössenecker, JosefOfw11/1/191959/JG-5 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13692 "Black (?) 4" (See Note below re: this color)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Takeoff accident at Svartnes on 16 May, 1944 in "Black 4", pilot disposition unknown (Source: SIG Norway). Note: in JG-5, the Black AC numbering was customarily used on #2, #5, #8 and #11 Staffels. He either borrowed another Staffels AC, or the "Black 4" is reported incorrectly. His OKL claims identify his as a member of 9/JG-5. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 7 April, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, a Boston III and a P-40 on 23 April, 1944. A 4th, a P-40 NE of Kirkenes on 22 July, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 7 September, 1944. Deceased 10 April, 1999.
2139 Bossow, WilhelmOfhr1/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 161799 "White 6" (lost 1/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 January, 1944; Combat with a four engine bomber northeast of d Aquileia. Mombeek MIA List.
2140 Bötel, Hans GeorgLt36/NJG-2 (7/42 Leeuwarden) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2667 "R4 + EP" (lost 7/3/42) EK 1 & 3
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 2/3 July, 1942 when his 110 crashed at Britswerd Holland, north of Sneek, on his final approach to the Leeuwarden airfield. Remaining crew disposition unknown (DeSwart & Boilten). Added: Both Lt Bötel and his R/O-Gnr, Gefr L.Radecker, are buried Yssel, Lt Bötel AR-6-142, Gefr Radecker AR-6-140 (SGLO).
2141 Bothe, Edwin (Name is Both.. see Note at top)Uffz3/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 173069Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 August, 1944; Combat with a P-47 20 km northeast of Paris. Mombeek MIA List.
2142 Bothe, HorstUffz9/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20524 (lost 9/6/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Eutingen.
2143 Bothmer, Conrad vonHptmKdr II/NJG-1 (6/40-7/40), Kdr III/NJG-1 (7/40-11/40), EKdo-25, JGr-10Bf 109D & Ju 88C in II Grp, Bf 109E & Bf 110 in III GrpNight Fighter Operational ClaspBlumensaats replacement. Killed in an auto accident in November, 1940.
2144 Bothmer, Dietrich vonOblt11/25/1912Hannover3 4.J/88 Legion Condor (Jasta), Stab/JGr-152, Kdr II & III/NJG-1 (6/40-11/40) He 51B-1, Bf 109B
Spanish Cross in Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two victories in Spain. One known western victory, a Bloch west of Saarbrücken, 20 September, 1939. Added: Died in a hospital 7 November, 1940 after attempting suicide, Buried Duisburg (LOCS).
2145 Bothmer, vonOblt5/KG-26 (Vaernes 5/40)He 111H-3Bomber Operational ClaspHe is known to have delivered supplies to German forces in Narvik on 22 May, 1940. After delivering the supplies, he attacked British transport and another He 111, poloted by Uffz August Riehl, was sd (Flyvrak Norway)..
2146 Bötker, Nikolas "Claus"Lt12/11/1913Sonderburg RLM Pool (4/37), K/88 (Barcelona Spain 1/39) He 111 Werk # 2234 (lost 1/25/39) Spanish Cross KIA the night of 25 January, 1939; chased by fighters, he crossed into France, jettisoned his bombs, and flew into a mountain in the Arrens vicinity. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Fritz Seiler, Uffz Armin Möller and Uffz Otto Adler (Gilles Collaveri & LOCS).
2147 Bott, HansLt3/16/1921Calw1FFS A/B 10 ('43), JG-104, JG-1 (3/44) 1/JG-400 (8/44), Rammkommando "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109G, Me 163B in JG-400 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Leipzig on 24 August, 1944. Took part in the ramming attempt against B-17s of 452BG on 7 April, 1945.
2148 Bott, HeinzUffzI/StG-5 (Finland)Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6228 (lost 5/12/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 12 May, 1942; crashed and burned on takeoff from the Alakurtti airfield. Ju 87 Loss List
2149 Bott, HelmutOblt5/19/1914Wallerstein/Nördlingen Bay5/KG-77Do 17Z Werk # 2640 "(lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 May, 1940 during the French Campaign when he crashed at an undisclosed location in Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 15/126. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Shot down by flak near Vroenhoven, nearby Kesselt, Belgium, but there may also have been an attack by Fiat CR.42's, of the Belgian AF, piloted by Sgt Jan Maes & S/Lt Jean Offenberg. The fighter claims are unconfirmed. Remaining crew (KIA, all bur Lommel, Blk 15): Lt Robert Weiss, Obs (bur Gr 125); Fw Alfred Baumgartner, R/O (bur Gr 292) and Ofw Hermann Spohr, Flt Engr (bur Gr 598). Pilot Oblt Bott buried Gr 126 (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
2150 Bott, HilmarOblt I/K88 (Condor Legion 7/39), II/KG-3 (8/39-7/40) Do 17Z Werk # Unk (lost 7/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 10 July, 1940; sd during a night raid on the Midlands by a Spitfire of No.66 Sq., piloted by P/O J.A.P.Studd. The ac crashed in the North Sea near Wales. Remaining crew: Lt Freidrich Karl Schroder (geb 12/18/1914 Brunsbüttel), Obs (KIA, his body washed ashore, bur Yssel AQ-12-282); Ofw Frank Puk, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Edi Gustav Paul Frenz (geb 10/18/1917 Wermelskirchen), Gnr (KIA, his body washed ashore, bur Yssel AQ-12-281). The death of Oblt Bott was confirmed 13 March, 1942 (Find-A-Grave by Fred & LOCS).
2151 Bott, JosefLt8/7/1916KölnFormer Transport pilot, I/JG-103 (9/44), 7 Erg/JG-1 (11/44), 5/JG-26 (joins2/45 @ Nordhorn)Ju 52, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600351 "White 17" (dam 2/25/45) Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
WIA 25 February, 1945; while preparing to takeoff from his airfield at Nordhorn/Rheine, he was strafed by a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 41 Sq.. He taxied into a revetment, dived from his "White 17", and was shot in the arm.
2152 Bott, WilhelmUffzIII/StG-151 (Yugoslavia)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 5 "6Q + EA" (lost 10/21/4)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 October, 1943 west of Sipenik/Adria due to enemy fighters. His R/O, Uffz Friedrich Johner, also Mia. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani & Ju 87 Loss List.
2153 Böttcher,FwIII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # Unk (lost 4/23/45)Ground Assault Operational ClaspMIA 23 April, 1945; sd by Soviet flak near Koberice, Cz. (F.Braun).
2154 Böttcher, AdolfUffz3/JG-4 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410801 (lost 12/5/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 5 December, 1943 in an "accident" at Herlefeld; flew into the ground.
2155 Böttcher, FriedrichOfwEins.Gr./EJG-1 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461537 (lost 3/6/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 March, 1945 during aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
2156 Böttcher, GerhardLt9/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16064 "Black 4 + I" (lost 11/25/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 November, 1942; crahed on landing at the Bizerta airfield (Bf 109 Loss List).
2157 Böttcher, HelmutLt4(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0352 "7A + AM" (lost 9/22/40)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW with unnamed crew 22 September, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 234 Sq., piloted by P/O T.M. Kane & Sgt A.S. Harker during a weather recon over the Channel (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The location is believed to be off Start Point, Devon. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Theodore Vater, Obs (WIA); Uffz Willi Müller, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Peter Rabe, Gnr. (D.Drury).
2158 Böttcher, HerbertHptm259/JG-2 (1/42), 5/JG-2 (8/42), Stab II/JG-77 (4/44 Italy)Bf 109F in JG-2, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162355 "Black <" (dam 4/9/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 9 April, 1944; overturned on landing at Eschio due to a servicing fault (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Hawk 75 west northwest of Cherbourg on 2 February, 1942. Downed two Spitfires into the sea off Cherbourg on 3 June, 1942. Another victory, a Spitfire on 6 June, 1942. Three Spitfires on 19 August, 1942. Magnus Report.
2159 Böttcher, HermannUffz18/NJG-3Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21/22 January, 1944 during a night operation, crashing 2 km northwest of Winsen, cause unknown (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Dahlen-Ruppach on 20 December, 1943. Alternate spelling: Bötscher (sic) per OKL.
2160 Böttcher, JonnyUffz4/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15038 (60% dam 7/25/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20789 "White 3" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat near Bremen. Mombeek. Injured in a crash NW of Vibo Valentia on 25 July, 1943 due to engine trouble.
2161 Böttcher, RudolfOblt4/9/19216/JG-53 (5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440550 (lost 5/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 May, 1944 during aerial combat with B-24s and US fighter escorts, bailed safely. Survived the war. Source: M. Sergent.
2162 Böttel, KlausUffz6/JG-77 (Werl) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163034 (lost 9/25/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 25 September, 1944 after aerial combat, his G-6 crashed near Nijmegen Holland (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List)
2163 Böttge, ErwinUffz6 14/JG-54, JG-7, II/JG-26 (4/45), JG-7 Fw 190A-8 Werk# 380350 "Black ?" (lost) in JG-54, Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 November, 1944 when his AC received 40% damage at Genshagen. Although his transfer to JG-7 had been approved, when he and Heinz Gomann arrived (on foot) to brandenburg, they discovered the unit moved to Munich, so they returned to JG-26 on 21 Apil, 1945.
2164 Böttger,Ofw14(Jabo)/JG-5Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0132 255 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKnown to have crashed this A-3 on 1 August, 1943 after being hit by flak. It appears that he was uninjured, as JG-5 listed him as "OK". This could be Jürgen Böttger.
2165 Böttger, GerdUffzIV/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4472 "??" (lost 11/2/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Marles, near Coulomieres, 2 November, 1943 after being attacked by enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
2166 Böttger, Hans GeorgHptmII/SKG-10 (5/43 Channel)Fw 190A-5/U8Assault Operational ClaspII/SKG-10 Personnel list. Source: Colin Fuller.
2167 Böttger, JürgenFw11/JG-5 (Vaernes, Norway 6/42)Bf 109F-2 (Dam 6/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspHis F-2 wingtip clipped the tail assembly of the ac of Heinz Porscher during a low level turn at Moksnes Norway on 29 June, 1942. Böttger was uninjured, but Porscher was killed when he crashed nose first into a potato field at Moksnes Farm (Flyvrak Norway). This is most likely one of the other Böttger's in IV/JG-5.
2168 Böttger, WolfgangObltII/KG-100Do 217E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2169 Botti, EnricoSgtMajRegia Aeronautica Italiana10°Grp 4°Stormo (Malta)MC.200 (lost 7/17/41)KIA 17 July, 1941; sd during aerial combat over Malta, no further detail (Italian Losses Over Malta).
2170 Böttinger, KurtLt5/15/19192NJG-2, 6/NJG-3, Stab II/NJG-3 (1/43)Bf 110G04 Werk # 6312 (lost 11/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 26 November, 1943 at Langendiebach airfield after hitting an obstacle (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Uffz Wilhelm Döhr (2/11/1921) and Gnr Uffz Wilhelm Heinkel (12/15/1919). One known victory, a Stirling at Dieffen, north of Neumünster on 25 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Insel Mano on 24 August, 1943.
2171 Bottländer, Wilhelm "Willi"Hptm11/6/1913Kleinkemnat, Allgäu JG-26 (per Butler Pilot List), Stfkpt 11/JG-54 (1/1/45 Fürstenau) Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210045 "TS+DS" "Yellow 2" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945 after being shot down by Spitfires of RAF No.308 Sq. over Hasselt (near Sinaai), W of St Niklaas, in the proximity of Gent Belgium. He is buried as an "unknown" in the Zaamslag Cemetery.
2172 Böttner, ChristofUffz5/8/1922HofgeismarFFS 62, 3/JG-3 (Paderborn)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780344 "Yellow 14" (lost 12/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat over Lich with a P-47 of 56FG, piloted by Lt Wyman A. Baker. He suffered fatal injuries when he attempted an emergency landing at Hofgut Albach. He was buried in Lich. Prior to his service in the Luftwaffe, he was in the RAD. Source: Horst Jeckel.
2173 Böttner, Karl-HeinzFw258/JG-77 (4/43 Tunisia; 5/43 Med; 5/44 Romania), 11/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16596 (lost 4/26/43; injured, overturned on landing at Korbous after gunfire damage), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18105 "Black 12" in 8 Staffel (7/43; later lost by another pilot at Chilivani), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760209 "Black 12" (10% dam 5/5/44; crash SW of Mizil, combat engine dam, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163120 "Black 12" (lost 5/31/44; WIA, combat with a P-51 N. of Bukarest, bailed safely), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330231 "Yellow 3" (his usual until lost by Ofw Karl Gabriel 11/27/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330196 (or 330198?) (lost 12/31/44) in 11 Staffel
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (8/31/43)
Shot down 31 December, 1944 by Spitfires. He was forced to bail out of his damaged K-4. Badly injured, he was sent to a hospital, and would never fly again. He came to III Group at the end of 1942, having fought in Africa, Italy and Romainia, gaining many victories. 13 bombers. His 1st aerial victory was a Spitfire on 4 May, 1943, at the end of the N.African campaign. His 2nd, in Sicily, a B-25 on 18 June, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38F on 24 June, 1943. His 5th, a Beaufighter over s.Italy, 28 August, 1943. Numerous victories over Romania in April, 1944. A B-24 in the Balkans on 5 April, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 on 24 April, 1944 in the Balkans still. His 15th, still in the Balkans, a B-24 (HSS) at Liegeplatz: Mizil/Rum (Romania) on 15 July, 1944. His 17th & 18th, both B-24s over the Balkans, on 28 July, 1944. A P-51 over the Balkans on 10 August, 1944. His 20th, 21st, and 22nd, all Yak 9s over Romania on 20 August, 1944. His 23rd & 24th, an IL-2 and a Yak 9 over Romania on 21 August, 1944. His 25th, a Yak 9 over Romania on 23 August, 1944.
2174 Botto, ErnestoLtCol Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 3Condor Legion, Kdr 9o Gruppo, 4o Sturmo (6/40 N. Africa); Fighter Instr at GoriziaCR.42 (6/40), MC.200
Gold Medal for Military Valor

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
2175 Böttrich, W.Uffz8/KG-4 (4/41 Leeuwarden) He 111H-5 Werk # 3513 "5J + ES" (lost 4/10/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Leeuwarden Holland (on Poppeweg) the night of 9/10 April, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (all injured): Oblt Gerd Pforte, Obs; Ogefr H.Haspel, R/O and Gefr W.Petrich, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
2176 Botzek,Fw13/JG-2 (8/44)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Compiegne, NE of Paris, on 18 August, 1944.
2177 Botzing, WolfgangLtII/SG-3Fw 190F-8 Werk # 426049 (lost 2/12/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945 near Grossneuendorf after being shot down by flak.
2178 Boucher,Uffz17/JG-51Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1942.
2179 Boudick, HansLt1(F)/122 (Decimo Sardinia)Ju 88D-1 (Trop) Werk # 430121 "F6 + EH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 14 February, 1943; shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt C.P. Ashworth, 20 miles north of Cape Bougaroun. Remaining crew (MIA): StabsFw Theodor Schäfer, Obs; Uffz Heinz Krempel, R/O and Gefr Hans Rollwege, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
2180 Bouillon, HelmutFw7/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4939 (lost 2/20/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 February, 1941 during aerial combat near Morlaix (absa3945).
2181 Bouquet, PhilippLt13/JG-4 (8/43)Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 near Christarani on 1 August, 1943.
2182 Bourguignon, FranzFhjUffz12/24/19241/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737978 (lost 12/5/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with multiple P-38s at Bonn.
2183 Bournot, HeinzUffz2(F)/123Do 17P Werk # 0147 "4U + EK" (lost 5/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 12 May, 1940 when he was shot down by a host of French Morane 406's of GCII/2, while on a recon mission. He made a successful belly landing at Mettet, SE of Charleroi, Belgium, and the crew were promptly captured by the French. As with so many French captives, they were liberated the following month. They continued to combat duties in the Mediterranean Theater. Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Weichsel (or Weicksel), (POW/WIA) and Ogefr Herbert Richter (POW) (D.Drury).
2184 Bouvain, HerbertFhjOfwNAGr unitBf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2185 Bovers, HeinzUffz18/ZG-26 (6/41)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6381 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down 9 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. One of the crew was wounded, but not sure if it was Bovers. His one known victory, a Desert P-40 on 15 July, 1941 (Perry Claims). Alternate spelling: Bövers.
2186 Böving, Ernst AugustLt4/19/19183/NJG-2 (Twente) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620584 "4R + ?L" (lost 2/3/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 3 February, 1945; sd at Harsewinkel-Marienfeld,near Nievenheim, by an RCAF fighter piloted by F/O M.G. Kent of No. 409 Sq,. All four crew buried "Unter den Ulmen" Gütersloh. Remaining crew (KIA): Obs Fw Slamsczka, R/O Uffz Klausner and Gnr Uffz Beck. Source: A. Rosseels & RCAF Claims List.
2187 Böwing-Treuding, WolfgangOblt1/28/1922Hamburg4612/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), 11/JG-51 (9/42), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (10/43 Russia)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5777 (lost 2/11/43)
RK(3/24/43 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 February, 1943 when his A-4 was hit by ground fire during an attack on Russian motorized vehicles at Velikiye Luki. Another source lists KIA date as 11 January, 1943. All victories in the East, including 20 bombers and 15 close-support aircraft. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 15 October, 1941. Another I-61 on 23 October, 1941. An I-18 on 24 October, 1941. A DB-3 on 4 November, 1941. A LaGG-3 on 4 December, 1941. An I-61 on 17 December, 1941. A Pe-2 on 30 December, 1941. A Pe-2 on 21 March, 1942. A Pe-2 on 5 April, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 2 August, 1942. A Pe-2 W of Rzhev on 7 September, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 10 September, 1942. Three Il-2s on 30 October, 1942; one at Puschjanik, one at Kurino and one at Delogusovo. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 near Velikiye Luki on 17 December, 1942. An Il-2 and three Pe-2s on 6 January, 1943. His last known victory, a Pe-2 on 26 January, 1943.
2188 Boxhammer, Jörg GeorgOblt7/11/1918Schlossberg1 I/SKG-210, 3/ZG-1 (5/42 Poland) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4610 (lost 5/29/42) DG-G(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He and two unnamed crew KIC 29 May, 1942 when he crashed at Krakau airfield during a transfer flight, due to engine failure. He may have had one daytime victory also. Source: T. Boiten.
2189 Boy, WernerLt7/11/19211/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1334 "M2 + CH" (lost 4/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 April, 1942 after being shot down on a mission to York by a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by Frenchman W/O Yves Mahe. Its controls damaged, the AC crashed at Crockey Hill, 3.5 miles south of York. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Karl H. Kugler, Observer, Gefr Willi Schindler, wireless operator and Gefr Heinz Müller, gunner. The crew managed to bail safely, however, Boy was still on board when the AC crashed. Added: Buried CC, 3/12/363 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2190 Boy, WolfgangOgefr8/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175193 "Blue 9" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; enemy action at Waren, near Gross-Flotow; no known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
2191 Boye, WolfgangUffz7/JG-51Fw 190A-8 Werk# 690133 "White 5" (lost 7/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; Combat with P-47s, crashed in Granville, 24 km northwest of Avranches. Mombeek MIA List.
2192 Boywitt, BernhardUffzStab(F)/Seeaufklärings Gr. 126BV 138C-1 Werk # 310101 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945, beleived to have crashed in Fakse Bugt Bay, southwest of Stevns Klint Denmark, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Friedrich Schecker, Obs (MIA); Uffz Franz Furtner, Mech (MIA); Uffz Friedrich Gerards, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Karl Heinz Hentges, Gunner (KIA). The bodies of Gerards and Hentges washed ashore in Faxe Bay, and were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 16 February, 1945. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2193 Bozig, RudolfUffz13/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14761 (90% dam 9/26/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident from Taman airfield on 26 September, 1943.
2194 BozziLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana106 Gruppo (Greece)Z1007 (lost 4/2/41)POW with crew 2 April, 1941 after being shot down in the Gulf of Patras Greece by RCAF F/O Woodward of No. 33 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
2195 Bozzi,Lt106 Gruppo (Greece)Z1007 (lost 4/2/41)POW with unnamed crew 2 April, 1941; shot down by F/O V.C Woodward of RCAF No. 33 Sq. over the Gulf of Patras, Greece. Source: RCAF Claims List.
2196 Braasch, Hans OttoUffz12/NJG-2 (Reich Def) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620814 "4R + NW" (lost 2/1/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 1 February, 1945 in the Küstrin area, cause unknown. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Küstrin today, is in Poland, and named Kostrzyn, nad Odra. The Remaining crew, all shown as MIA, believed to be Uffz Rudolf Abel and Fw Eugen Pieper (D.Drury).
2197 Braasch, KurtFhjFw135/JG-53 (5/41), 3/JG-53 (7/43 Italy; 4/44 Slovenia)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 8" in 3 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162403 "Yellow 5" (lost 4/2/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 April, 1944 after aerial combat with B-24's SE of Laibach (Ljubljana), Slovenia. His 1st victory, a Hurricane 20 km N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire on 11 November, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Boulogne on 28 May, 1941. Another known victory during the Campaign in Sicily, his 8th, a Spitfire 800 m northwest of Vittoria on 12 July, 1943. His 10th, a P-40 over southern Italy, 31 August, 1943. His 11th, a B-24 SSE of Mantua on 14 February, 1944. His 12th, a B-24 5 km S of Osoppo on 25 February, 1944. His 13th, a P-38 over Rovigno Italy on 29 March, 1944.
2198 Braatz, Rudolf2/NSGr-1 (6/43 to (8/44)Ju 87, Fw 190FAssault Operational ClaspFlugbuch.
2199 Braatz, WilhelmUffz12/31/1919Potsdam9/JG-54 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk# 5116 "Yellow 6" (lost 9/30/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 September, 1940 in aerial combat with Spitfires east of Tonbridge-Kent, crashing at Dairy Farm, Golden Green. He may have been wounded this date, as his death was recorded as 3 October, 1940 (M.Croft). Burial showing CC, Blk 1, Gr 166 ("Luft Graves UK").
Cannock Chase
2200 Braband, RolfFhr111/JG-77 (1/45 Dortmund) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330174 "White 12" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW; shot down by intense AA fire on his return flight to Düsseldorf; Braband's K-4 is known to have crashed at Stampersgat Holland, NW of Oudenbosch on 1 January, 1945, during Operation Bodenplatte (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 in the Ardennes sector on 24 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Brabant. Added: Another source suggests he was taken prisoner after belly landing at Stampersgat (Manrho/Putz publ.).

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