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2101 Wolff, KarlUffzII/JG-54, 6/JG-54Fw 190A-8 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 8 May 1945 carrying three passengers. It is quite obvious he was trying to get his ground crew and himself away from Russian captivity. No other detail known.
2102 Wolfien, KarlMajKdr III/KG-26 (2/41)He 111HBomber Operational ClaspGiven name also seen as Günther; may be first or middle name.
2103 Wolnik, KarlOfwKG unitJu 88A, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2104 Wolpers, Heinrich HeinzOfw1/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4260 "U5 + IH" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 21 July, 1942 off the east coast of England while on a reconnaissance mission and is believed to have been shot down by a night fighter of RAF No. 151 Sq. some 50 miles off Spurn Head. Remaining crew (all MIA): Hptm Walter Frank, Observer, Fw Karl Schmidt, wireless operator and Ofw Armin Eyrich, mechanic.
2105 Wolter, KarlFw3/25/1915Wilhelmsburg8/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 888520 "F1 + AS" (lost 9/14/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew 14 September, 1941 when he collided with another Ju 88, same unit, piloted by Lt Werner Schanze (KIC). The ac crashed at Legnitten b. Heiligenbeil, East Prussia. Remaining crew: Fw Johann Friedrich Martin "Hans" Lörcher, Bomb Aimer; Uffz Martin Faulstich, R/O; Uffz Xaver Hirblinger, Mech and Ogefr Karl Folgmann, Gnr. Neither crew could be recovered for VDK burial, but are listed as commemorated in the EV. Friedhof, Mamonovo, Russia (D.Drury).
2106 Wrede, KarlOblt5/2/19151Stab II/ZG-76, 4/ZG-76 (9/40) Bf 110C Werk # 3226 "M8 + DM" (or 3U + BR) (lost 9/2/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 2 September, 1940 after aerial combat or AA fire over England, crashing at Frith Farm, Laindon Rd., Frithwood/Billericay, Essex, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 371. The ac was burnt out, with one of the crew found in the ac. His gunner Uffz Richard Kukawaka 2/11/1916) (alt sp Kukawka), also KIA, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 373 (Bf 110 Loss List & E. Lam). One known victory, a Morane, 13 May, 1940, no location. Added: Oblt Wrede buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 371 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
2107 Wulff, KarlOblt12(H)/13Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(10/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
2108 Wünsch, KarlLt10/3/1922232/JG-27 (11/42), 3/JG-27 (6/43 France), Stfkpt 2/JG-27 (3/44; 11/44 Rheine)Bf 109F & G(Trop) in 11/42, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19688 (lost 7/14/43), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461404 (lost 11/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(11/5/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA; failed to return from a mission on 21 November, 1944. Mombeek. WIA 14 July, 1943 during aerial combat at Montigny in Wk# 19688. 10 bombers. His first victory was a Spitfire southwest of El Alamein on 3 November, 1942. Two later known victories were Spitfies on 18 April, 1943. Another victory, a Ventura 90 km west of Den Haag on 4 May, 1943. Two Typhoons in the Le Treport area on 18 May, 1943. His 4th, a Spitfire on 25 May, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 over the Ennstaler Alps on 23 February, 1944. Believed to be his 9th, a B-17 on 25 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 10th, a B-24 S of Marburg on 19 March, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 S of Raab (Györ) on 13 April, 1944. His 20th, a P-47 N of Dreux on 14 July, 1944. A P-47 at Torigni-sur-Vire on 24 July, 1944. A P-38 S of La Guerche on 27 July, 1944. His 23rd, and last victory, a P-51 by Köthen on 2 November, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 25 victories.
2109 Wünsche, GerhardFw2/10/1916CunersdorfStab/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FA" (lost 5/28/40)Bomber Operational ClaspThe crew made a force landing on the frozen Lake Gjömmervatnet at Misvaer due to damage received by a Gladiator of No. 263 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Alvin T.Williams, above the Ofot fjord. A rescue attempt was made by a second He 111 piloted By an Ofw Hackner. After picking up the Wünsche crew, Hackner was unable to get airborne when his He 111 was damaged due to drifting snow. After destroying their aircrafts, they walked over the mountain to Saltdal where they were reunited with German forces. Remaining Wünsche crew: Oblt Karl Georg Streng, Fw Erich Heinz and Fw Erich Fledermann. With the exception of Fledermann, the crew lost their lives in France on 19 November, 1940 (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The November, 1940 burials, are as follows at Beauvais, Block2: Oblt Streng, Row 8, Gr 206; Fw Heinz, Row 8, Gr 205 and pilot Wünsche, Row 7, Gr 179. Another source suggests the pilot may have been Oblt Streng (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wunsche.
2110 Wunschelmeyer, Karl Oblt168/JG-54 (4/42 S.U.), 12/JG-26 (Reich Def 12/43-2/44)Bf 109F in JG-54, Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20711 "Blue 4" (lost 12/1/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160778 "Blue 5" (lost 2/24/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 5" with a P-47 of 78FG at Quackenbrück. WIA due to enemy fire, crashing at Elsdorf, near Köln, on 1 December, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 29 April, 1942. A P-40 on 30 April, 1942. A P-40 on 19 May, 1942. A double Soviet victory, two MiG-3s on 12 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 24 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 27 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 January, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 of 92 or 306BG at Hasselünne on 24 February, 1944, while serving in JG-26. Alternate spelling: Wünschelmeyer.
2111 Wünschmann, KarlGefrIV(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 176003 (? % dam 2/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspInjured in a belly landing at Finowfurth on 27 February, 1945 due to a fuel shortage.
2112 Zahn, Karl AndreasMajStfkpt 6/KG-53 ('41), Kdr IV/KG-53 (4/43), Kdr SG-111 (11/43), Kdr Bordschützenschule 1 (7/44)He 111H Werk # Unk "A1 + AP" in 6/KG-53, Fw 190F-8 Bomber and/or Assault Operational Clasps LOCS
2113 Zapka, Johannes "Hans"Uffz3/L.V.Gr (Swiss designation)Ju 52/3m Werk # 3021 "BJ + YV" (lost 6/6/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 6 June, 1944: sd by Swiss fighters when he entered Swiss airspace in his armed transport, at Baulmes, and ignored their directions to land. After 45 minutes in Switzerland, the fighters were given the order to shot the Ju 52 dowm, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Unertl, Ogefr Kurt Grindel, Uffz Manfred Graupner and Ogefr Otto Graf, crew positions unknown. All are buried in the War Cem. Kehl Germany, Blk A, Row 17, Graves 90-93 (D.Drury). NOTE: See Unertl listed as pilot (Flugzeugführer), another entry.
2114 Zboralski, DieterFw15/TG-1 (12/44)Ju 52Transport Operational Clasp in Gold w/"300" hanger (12/1/44) Doc found online, signed by Maj Karl Heinz Schütte.
2115 Zechbauer, KarlOgefr5/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9584 "Black 3" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 July, 1941 over Ostrow. A fire was involved.
2116 Zeddies, Karl LudwigFw75/JG-51 (11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 (Trop) Werk # 13999 (lost 11/28/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 March, 1943 at Maknassy (Magnus & H.Breuer). WIA 28 November, 1942 during aerial combat at Bizerta, His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 30 km SE of Mosalsk on 27 July, 1942. One known western victory, a Beaufort 35 km west of Bizerta on 17 November, 1942. Magnus, 7 victories.
2117 Zeidler, Karl ErichUffz4/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600170 "Blue 2" (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 January, 1945 in "Blue 2" as a result of his own flak on the return from his mission. He was injured in the crash landing at Lengerich, SW of Osnabrück, which destroyed his AC.
2118 Zein, KarlUffz5/2/19244/JG-77 (6/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163156 "White 3 + -" (dam 6/6/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162280 "White 8" (lost 10/2/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 2 October 1944, cause not reported. His G-6 crashed at the Oude Buurserdijk in Boekelo Holland (DeSwart). Injured 6 June, 1944 during an emergency landing at Bergamo, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List).
2119 Zeitsch, HermannUffz6/17/19202/Ku.Fl.Gr. 906Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1247 "8L + HK" (lost 9/5/1941)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew on 5 September, 1941, lost to unknown cause off the SE coast of the UK. Remaining crew: Oblt.z.See Walter Bothe, Obs, geb 9/19/1921; Uffz Karl Löffler, R/O, geb 12/23/1917 and Uffz Werner Drexhage (or Drexhagen), geb 1/30/1917. All four deceased buried in the Dyce Churchyard, Aberdeen Scotland (LOCS & D.Masson). Added: The crash occurred at Craiginour Hill, at Fetteresso, just W of Stonehaven, Kincardinshire (Ju 88 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Zeitsen. NOTE: Walter Both's grave marker spelled correctly... to search for BOTH use BOTHE!

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2120 Zellmann, KarlOStabsingTransport unit (Italy)Ju 52/3m Werk # 500135 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKnown to have been co-pilot (or pilot) of the Ju 52 which crashed into the Cervellino mountain on 6 October, 1943. Either he or Hptm Günther Schuster were thought to have parachuted to safety. See further detail under the record of Hptm Schuster. Jager Blatt 5/2004.
2121 Zellner, KarlFw9/28/1918Hangalzesberg Bayr. Wald1/StG-77Ju 87D RK(2/29/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 13 September, 1943 when his Ju 87 was rammed by another when climbing through a cloud, crashing northeast of Poltava. His R/O Uffz Josef Lobert, managed to bail out, but was caught by the tailplane, dying of his injuries the following day in Poltava. 595 missions with the Ju 87.
2122 Zeschke, Karl HeinzFw16/JG-26 (8/43), 7/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-6, Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340308 "Brown 9" (dam), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 731740 "Brown 9" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1944 by ground fire in Werk # 731740 at Caen. One known victory, a B-17 at St. Trond-Leuven on 17 August, 1943. Made a force landing SW of Charleville on 1 May, 1944 when the engine of his "Brown 9" quit.
2123 Zieher, OttmarLt11/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330176 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/30/44KIC 30 November, 1944; collided with another K-4, Wk# 330221, piloted by Ofw Karl Gabriel, during a training flight near Neuruppin (Bf 109 Loss List).
2124 Zielow, Karl OttoUffzIV/JG-301 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150812 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 March, 1945, cause and location not reported.
2125 Zillich, KarlOblt6/22/1921Hainburg Austria5/KG-27 (4/42 S.U.)He 111H-20 Werk # 700650 "1G + DP" (lost 4/12/44) RK(7/20/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
An Observer, he died of wounds 14 April, 1944 in a Sevastopol hospital; wounds received on 12 April, 1944 when his H-20 was attacked by 20 Soviet fighters over his own airfield at Sarabus Russia. He was buried in the local military cemetery. 268 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2126 Zimmer, FritzUffz3/22/19213/KG-66 Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330258 "Z6 + FL" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 26 July, 1944; lost at Demonville, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Schamschula, geb 2/17/1918, (KIA), Obs and Ofw Fritz Förster, geb 8/30/1915 (MIA), R/O. Source: B.Bines.
2127 Zimmermann, KarlUffz5/StG-1 (S.U.)Bf 108 Werk # 3055 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 November, 1942 at the Nikolajew airfield
2128 Zimmermann, KarlOfwAufkl.Gr. unitBf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2129 Zimmermann, KarlUffz3/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "9K + CL" (or DL) (lost 8/12/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 August, 1940; sd with wounds by fighters during an attack on Portsmouth. The ac crash location believed near Calshot, Hampshire, or possibly The Solent. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Heinz Fahrenheim, Obs (POW/WIA); Ogefr Oskar Hansmann, R/O (POW/WIA) and Gefr Theodor Dickel, Flt Engr (KIA; bur at Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cem, Plot 188, Gr 48 (D.Drury).
2130 Zimmermann, RichardLt9/12/1915London4(F)/14 (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1253 "5F + AM" (lost 7/24/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with his Observer Oblt Karl Lockemann and one other unnamed crew at Smolensk-Luki 24 July, 1941, cause unknown, one other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss list). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Eberhard Quadt, R/O (KIA) and Fw W.Thise, Gnr (WIA). The three deceased are buried among the Unknowns in the Ger War Cemat Schtschatkowo, Belarus (D.Drury).
2131 Zinner, KarlUffz7/KG-27He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2132 Zipperlein, Karl Uffz14/NJG-1, 6/NJG-2 (1/42)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4209 "R4 + JP" (lost 1/21/42) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 January, 1942 during aerial combat, His 110 crashed into the North Sea by Bergen Holland (DeSwart & Boiten). One known victory, a Whitley IV of RAF No. 51 Sqn. between Achtkarspelen and Rottevalle, date unknown (because I forgot to record it!). On the Bf 110 Loss List, his given name recorded as Kurt.
2133 Zöllner, HeinzHptm11/17/1919Gerdauen10/KG-53 (5/41), 4/KG-53 (10/41), Stffüh 6/KG-53 (5/43), Stfkpt 6/KG-53 (6/43-9/43), Stfkpt 4/KG-53 (7/44)He 111H-6 "A1+FM" (lost in Russia), He 111H-20 Werk # 701235 "A1 + AM (lost 11/5/44) RK(4/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 5 November, 1944 over the North Sea in Werk # 701235. Crashed at Schatalowka, Russia in the snow, with Ofw Karl Christmann (RK Holder) Obs; Fw Erich Schneider, R/O & DK winner; Ofw Fritz Marboun, Flt Engr & DK winner and Fw Leonhard Dollmeier, Gnr. and DK winner, all MIA. 400+combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2134 Zornsch, Karl TheodorFwUnkUnk EP (8/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Unknown Operational Clasp
Identified as pilot in the Vermeer EP Awards List. The following is from a UK contributor: A Fw Karl Zörnsch, serving in 2(F)/11, believed returned after his Do 17Z Wk# 3409 "6M + HK", made a belly landing in Russia, cause unknown. He was on a reconnaissance mission covering Voronezh to Usman. Remaining crew (disposition uncertain): Oblt Walter Sapeth, Obs; Ogefr U.Damboldt, R/O and Gefr W.Maier, Gnr. (D.Drury). These two may be one in the same person.
2135 Schulz, Karl HeinzUnkStab I/JG-76Bf 109E-3 Werk # Unk (lost date Unk)Fighter Operational ClaspPictured online after the ac being sd, and surrounded by French soldiers (Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner).
2136 Klabunde, ErwinLt2/1/19216/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4850 "1G + EP" (lost 4/6/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 6 April, 1942, when his ac failed to return from a mission, crashing 9km SW of Kholm, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johannes Kraft, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann, R/O, Ogefr Karl Enzelberger, Flt Engr and Gefr Erich Seck, Gnr. Uffz Zimmermann is believed to have died in a hospital, same day, and a grave is understood to exist at Petruschino (D.Drury).
2137 Brehm, AdolfUnkIV/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (dam 1/6/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac damaged 6 January, 1944 near the Toulouse airfield by a Mosquito (?) Night Fighter. The extent of damage and crew dispositio unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Leopold Wimmer, Obs; Ogefr Karl Geiger, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Wieland, Gnr (12 O'clock High Forum).
2138 Varnbüler, Axel Karl Heinrich Eberhard von und zu Hemmingen Ofhr2/20/1924Dresden9/SG-2 Ju 87D-5 Werk # 140798 "T6 + CT" (lost 8/19/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIA with his R/O, Uffz Helmut Hiller, 19 August, 1944, when his ac was sd by AA fire near Ergli, Latvia. Neither of their remains could be recovered by the VDK for transfer to a military cemetery, but they are commemorated in the memorial book at Riga Beberbeki, Latvia (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Varnbühler.

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