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2101 Klemm, HeinzLt8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300151 "B3 + PS" (lost 8/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew in the Bizerta harbor 18 August, 1943, cause unknown, two other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
2102 Klemm, RudolfMaj2/10/1918Haltingen, Baden428 & 9/ JG-54(2/42), Stfkpt 7/JG-54(3/44), Kdr IV/JG-54(44), Kdr III/JG-54(2/45), Kdr IV/JG-26 (3/45)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16144 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 5/14/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 15573 "White 1 + I" (lost w 4/9/44), Fw 190D-9
RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP(2/22/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Glider Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
Shot down with wounds 9 April, 1944, in Wk# 15573, by a P-47 over Kiel, Germany. Shot down w/wounds 14 May, 1943 in G-4 Wk#16144 "Yel 10" by B-17 ret. fire 10 km west of Kiel. Shot down 8 March, 1944 in a G-6 "White 1" by a P-38 over Hannover-Braunschweig. 293 combat missions. 8+ bombers. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. Five I-16 Ratas on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 12 January, 1943. A Yak-9 on 27 August, 1944. 23 victories in the West. One known victory, while in 15/JG-54, a P-47 at Doetinchem on 26 September, 1944. A double victory on 18 December, 1944; both P-47s, one S of Büllingen, the other W of Adenau. One victory in JG-26, a P-51 10 km NW of Nordhorn on 19 March, 1945. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 7 February, 1942, while in 8/JG-54. Scored the 2000th victory of JG-54 on 4/4/42. Deceased 5 July, 1989. Photo
2103 Klenickol, FranzFwStab/StG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2513 "T6 + EA" (lost 8/10/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4948, cause unknown. His Obs, Oblt Otto Kehling, also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
2104 Klenk,Oblt2Jasta: i. Führer-Kür. Staffel (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 16 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 29 September, 1944. This could be Uffz G. Klenk of 5/KG-4 in 1940.
2105 Klenk, ErnstOfhr9/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174025 (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1944 when he crashed from 30 meters during a scramble from Nemaksciai.
2106 Klepke, Karl LudwigOblt28/ZG-2, 10/SKG-10 (1/43), 9/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109F-4, Fw 190F-8, Fw 190G-3 "White or Yellow B + I"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km south southwest of La Calle N. Africa on 2 January, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 11 August, 1944.
2107 Kleppmeier, JosefLt2/KG-76 Do 17Z Werk # 3316 "F1 + BK" (lost 8/31/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 31 August, 1940 due to engine failure after being attacked by fighters. The attacker was probably Sgt Maurice Pocock in a Spitfire of No. 72 Sq.. Kleppmeier made a force landing Newchurch, Romney Marsh, Kent. Remaining crew (POW/WIA): Fw Harald Pfaehler, Obs; Uffz Albert Bloss, R/O and Ofw Heinrich Lang, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
2108 Kless,Uffz12/JG-52Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 August, 1942.
2109 Klever, GeorgOfw5/23/1915Hockenheim4 13(Z)/LG-1 (8/40), 1/NJG-3 (3/41), 10/NJG-6 (8/43) Bf 109E, Bf 110G (lost 4/9/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 April, 1945 during an interdiction sortie (Boiten). One early victory, while in LG-1, a Spitfire in the Needles area during the Battle of Britain, on 8 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane on 16 March, 1941, no location, now in 1/NJG-3. Another victory, a Wellington on 4 June, 1942. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 near Piatra on 1 August, 1943. Added: The ac crashed in Baden Wurttemberg due to engine trouble. His unnamed R/O-Gnr managed to bail safely (crashsite located by D.Martin 4/2020).
2110 Kley, Erwin "Icke"StbsFw1/24/1913Berlin83(J)/88 (11/36), 3/JG-2 (11/39), 1/JG-2 (6/41), 11/JG-2 (8/42) Bf 109 (V3 Prototype) (dam 12/10/36), Bf 109D & E, Bf 109G-1 Werk # 10311 (80% lost 8/19/42) in 11 Staffel Spanish Cross, EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 19 August, 1942 during the Canadian landings at Dieppe when he overturned on landing at Le Treport. Magnus. He damaged the Bf 109 prototype in a takeoff accident on 10 December, 1936, in Spain. Wicks wingman on 22 November, 1939. He shot down the other French Curtiss Hawk, H-75A near Bitsch/Phalsbourg, one of two of the 1st WWII victories for JG-2. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Landrecies, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Cambrai-St Quentin on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Brighton on 13 August, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim on 26 June, 1941, no location. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Gravelines-Dunkirk area on 22 July, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire at La Pallice on 23 July, 1941. an 8th, a Fortress I at Brest-Brignogan on 16 August, 1941. He was the first JG-2 pilot to down a B-17. Magnus, 14 victories.
2111 Klick, AugustUffz3(J)/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2058 "Brown 2" (lost 9/15/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940 after aerial combat with Spitfires, force landing at Shellness Point, the Isle of Sheppey.
2112 Klinbuer,Ogefr16/KG-53 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Barabanowo on 9 August, 1943.
2113 Klinke, Lt2(F)/122 (Ghedi)Me 410A-3 "F6 + GK", Me 410A-3 "F6 +CK" (sev dam 9/44)Observer Operational ClaspKlinke & Misch were uninjured when shot down by SAAF Spitfires, and crashed near Lugo on 17 September, 1944. This crew flew reconnaissance missions in the Ligurian Sea area in August 1944. His R/O, Ogefr Misch. Wiki Luft data.
2114 Klinker, HelmuthLt3 Stab/JG-77 (8/43), 1/JG-77 (5/44 Italy), 3/JG-77 (9/44 Werl) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162483 "White 14" (dam 5/25/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460383 "Yellow 9" (lost 9/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat; his G-14 crashed at Heijen Holland (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Buied Yssel TF-5-50 (SGLO). WIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 10km south of Grosseto (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 31 January, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 18 September, 1944, no location given.
2115 Klippgen, RolfOblt159/JG-53 (9/40; 7/41 S.U.), 8/JG-53 (10/42), Stab III/JG-53 (8/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-53 (2/44 Italy)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 (7/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12907 (lost 8/17/41), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161449 "White 9 + I" (lost 2/19/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(714/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 February, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires in the Anzio-Nettunio area. WIA 14 July, 1941 by enemy fire, making an emergency landing at Kamary, no AC damage mentioned (Prien). Crashed without injury at Solowjewo on 17 August, 1941 after aerial combat (Prien). His first victory, a Spitfire N of Dungeness on 14 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim 15 km E of Dover on 4 November, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an SB-2 bomber on 7 July, 1941(Prien). Two known Desert victories, both P-40s of RAF No.250 Sq. near Tarfa on 9 October, 1942, a Lt at the time. His 12th victory, a B-17 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. Magnus. His 15th, a P-38 south of Insel Capri, 2 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Klippen (two Desert victories on OKL Claims List) or Klipgen (Magnus).
2116 Klivan, OttoLt4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430883 "F6 + KM" (lost 8/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 75333 on 19 August, 1943 due to enemy return fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
2117 Klöfkern, GerhardFw3/Sch.G-1 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1108 (lost 8/29/43) Wound Badge
Ground Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 29 August, 1943; hit by ground fire south of Mutino Russia.
2118 Kloimüller, HerfriedLt11/JG-76 (11/39 France), 1/JGr 50 (Süd, 8/43), 3/JG-26 (joins 10/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-26 (1/44), Erg/JG-1 (1/31/44)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1304 "White 1" (lost 11/22/39), Fw 190A-6 in 3 Staffel
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
French POW briefly on 22 November, 1939, when he landed in error at Strasbourg-Neuhoff after becoming lost, an Ofw at the time. His one known victory, a B-17 at Monschau-Veurne on 12 August, 1943.

Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs
On November 22 (Or the 23 according to some sources), Messerschmitt Bf-109E-4 Werk Nümmer 1215 coded '14 Rouge' of 2./JG 51, piloted by Oberfeldwebel Herfried Kloimüller landed by mistake on the Strasbourg-Neuhof site. On 28 November, Captain Constantin 'Kostia' Rozanoff is responsible for conveying it to the rear of the French line. It is escorted by Curtiss H-75A Hawks from Groupe de Chasse II/4. Approaching the Toul-Croix de Metz field, the Bf-109 was hit by the propeller of one of the Hawks The empennages separate from the fuselage. Rozanoff abandons the aircraft by parachute.
2119 Klopp, KarlFw26/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10444 "Yellow 8 + -" (lost 9/3/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1942; crashed after combat near Newa-Bogen. His 1st known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 15 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 26 August, 1942.
2120 Klöpper,Uffz9/JG-53Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspKlöpper & Kronschnabel claimed to have hit a P-40 on 14 August, 1942, but received no victory, however RAF No. 260 Sq. did report losing one this date.
2121 Klöpper, Heinrich 'Heinz'Oblt1/9/1918Gross Bülten Hannover94 2/JG-77 (3/40), 11/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.), I/JG-2 (4/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (5/43, 11/43 Volkel) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15442 (15% dam 6/25/43; Emergency landing at Oltmannsfehn, combat, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20272 "Wh 1" (15% dam 11/13/43; emergency landing Kamperveen/Neustadt, fuel shortage, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6/U4 Wk# 410106 "Wh 1" (lost 11/29/43)
RK(9/4/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)
EP(10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Badge(6/25/43)
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 29 November, 1943 after aerial combat with P-38s of the 55FG at Meppel, near the Zuider Lake Holland. He crashed into the Westrand Zuiderzee, along with both wingmen, on the return flight this day due to low cloud ceiling. Dutch researchers place the crashsite outheast of Vollenhove, at "De Oldenhof" (DeSwart). No known grave. 8 bombers. 8 victories in the West. His 1st, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 5 October, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 22 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 27 October, 1941; both LaGG-3s. Another double on 5 July, 1942; an Il-2 and an I-16 Rata. Five victories on 7 July, 1942,\; two LaGG-3s and three MiG-3s. Another 5 victories on 4 August, 1942; a MiG-3, a Pe-2 and three Il-2s. A Pe-2 and four MiG-3s on 7 November, 1942. Approximately 500 combat missions. His 91st, a B-17 off Hamstede on 5 November, 1943. His 92nd, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943. His 93rd victim, a B-24 "DN-4" # 42- 40749 "Sack-Time Sally" on 26 November, 1943. Klöpper is believed to be the pilot who downed Frank Murphys B-17F #42-30725 of 100BG, 350 BS on 10 October, 1943. His 94th and final victory, a P-38 at Hasselt, S of Meppen, on 29 November, 1943. Buried Yssel as "unknown" (M.deWolf).
2122 Klose, HerbertUffz114/KG-40Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a shared victory with Heinz Hommel on 2 August, 1943.
2123 Klosinski, WernerObstlt7/12/1912Berlin TreptowStfkpt 2/KG-55 (6/41), Kdr III/KG-4 (9/42), Kdr KG-4 (12/44)He 111H
RK(6/9/44)
9/24/42)
EP(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
An Observer with 350 combat missions, his regular pilot was Ofw Herbert Geisler (RK 10/24/44). Deceased 31 August, 1997, Stuttgart.
2124 Kloss, SigismundLt7 & 8/(K)LG-1He 111H, Ju 88A-5 (Trop) Werk # 883311
Italian Medal for Valor in Silver
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA in North Africa on 23 August, 1941. Remaining crew: Fw Pottschmidt, Fw Dase and Ogefr Kreipl, dispositions unknown. Led a raid against munitions factories in southern England on 15 May, 1941.
2125 Klötzer, WaltherUffz57/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A 4th, an R-5 on 27 March, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 1 April, 1944. This may be Walter Klötzer, later in JG-27, to equal his 6 victories.
2126 Klug, Hans JoachimObltStab/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1360 (90% dam 8/29/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 29 August, 1941; crashed at Husum after suffering engine damage.
2127 Kluge, WernerLt19/JG-2 (9/40)Bf 109E EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Battle of Britain pilot. Badly burned. His first victory, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 11 August, 1940.
2128 Knaak, MaxOfw10/23/1914HamburgVar Training Units30 differentPilot BadgeKnaak was a flight instructor from 15 August, 1941 to 7 April, 1945, logging over 8000 hours in 30 different aircraft. Source: documents found online.
2129 Knabe, WilliUffz9/StG-2Ju 87B (dam 8/16/40)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1940; he was wounded during aerial combat over Selsey Bill, Sussex. He was able to return to base in the damaged ac. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Werner Nobis was KIA, buried in the War Cemetery at Marigny France, Blk 5, Row 45, Gr 2215 (D,Drury).
2130 Knäbel, JürgenUffz210/NJG-6Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing two B-24s near Bütoi, on 1 August, 1943.
2131 Knappe, KurtOfw6/2/1918Berlin565/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 7/JG-2 (11/42), 10/JG-2 (4/43), 11/JG-2 (9/43)Bf 109F-2 "Blk 4"(8/42)in 5/JG-51, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2413 "Wh 1 + I" in 7/JG-2, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 470016 (lost 9/3/43)
RK(11/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/42)
EP(5/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 September, 1943 in aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 421 Sq. over Evreux France. 1 bomber. 51 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 26 July, 1941. A Douglas on 26 August, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 28 September, 1941. A DB-3 on 17 November, 1941. A Pe-2 on 21 January, 1942. An I-18 SW of Modyn on 7 March, 1942. Three MiG-3s on 9 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Three Il-2s in the Rzhev area on 9 September, 1942. A U-2 and a Yak-1 on 14 September, 1942. One known Western victory, a B-17 on 30 December, 1942. Another, a B-17 near Paris on 3 September, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories. Photo
2132 Knaus, AdolfUffz7/JG-27Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
2133 Knauth, Johann HansHptm2610/JG-51 (5/41), Kdr IV/JG-51 (4/42), Kdr I/JG-102 (3/43), Kdr JG-101 (9/44 to end)Bf 109F in JG-51, Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-101 & 102
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire 15 km north of Calais on 25 May, 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 and a SB-2 on 29 June, 1941. An I-153 on 7 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A ZKB-19 on 20 July, 1941. An I-15 Rata on 29 August, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 October, 1941. An I-61 on 28 October, 1941. An I-61 on 16 November, 1941. A Pe-2 on 29 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1942. An Il-2 12 km WNW of Rzhev on 31 July, 1942. Two IL-2s on 1 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 Augut, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 January, 1943. He was known to be a Combined Pilot-Observer.
2134 Knedler, Fw3/JG-54Bf 109E-4 "Yellow ?" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1940 over the English Channel.
2135 Knichel, HansFw10.SeenotstaffelDo 24T-2 Werk # 0026 "CH + ER" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1943; failed to return from a mission near Makkaur, Map Quadrant 37 East/014, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Franz Hofbauer, Observer; Lt Ulrich Spanz, R/O; Fw Siegfried Schellhase, Mech; Uffz Heinrich Lippegans, 2nd Mech and Ogefr Heinz Willems, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
2136 Knichel, KarlUffz10/29/1919Bottrop6Sch Komp/JG-2 (9/41), 3(Erg)/JGr-Süd (10/42)8/JG-53 (joins 12/42; 2/43 Sicily; 6/43 Med), 3/JGr-Süd (4/1/44)Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16208 (lost 2/5/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18716 "Black 12 + I" (lost 8/29/43), Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # Unk "Black 13" (lost 4/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Class "C" Glider Badge, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-26 west of Acropoli. WIA 5 February, 1943 east of Sta. Croce due to engine damage (Bf 109 Loss List). His 1st known victory was in Sicily, a P-38F 20 km west of Pantellaria on 7 June, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 30 km west of Larmonte on 5 July, 1943. His 3rd, a Beaufighter 10 km southwest of Insel Ventotene Italy on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a P-38 over southern Italy, 20 August, 1943. His 5th, another P-38 50 km south of Insel Capri, 23 August, 1943. His 6th, a B-25 north of Capri, 27 August, 1943. Added: Uffz Karl Knichel joined the Luftwaffe in October, 1939, and served in a Flak unit until September, 1941, when he entered School Co. JG-2 for pilot training. He was KIA 29 April, 1944 during aerial combat with American bombers, crashing at sea 20km south of Port-de-Bouc, France, near Marseille. No trace of he or his "Blk 13" were found by ASR, and he was declared MIA 4 August, 1944, and memorialized 16 September, 1944 at Cynakus Kirche (Jörg F.Knichel, Grand Nephew).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)


2137 Knieling, HeinzLt12/30/1915DüsseldorfErg.Schl.Gr. (8/43), Stab IV/SG-9 (1/44)He 123 (dam 8/24/43), Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141583 (lost 1/24/44) Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIC 24 January, 1944 when, while on a transfer flight, his ac came down near Vapniarka (German=Wapnjarka), Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, unknown cause. In January, 1944, this area was under Romanian administration as part of Transistria. Lt Knieling is buried in the collective cemetery in Kyiv, Ukraine, Blk 8, Row 30, Gr 2695 (D.Drury). Added: LOCS reports a Lt Heinz Knieling was injured 24 August, 1943, when he crashed in the vicinity of Dublin-Irena due to pilot error.
2138 Knieling, WolfgangOblt4/22/1921Kassel5 II/NJG-1, III/NJG-3, 4/NJG-5, Stab II/NJG-5, Stab III/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 (most likely) (lost 7/8/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7/8 August, 1944, shot down by B-26 return fire at Mittergoitsch, by Graz, south of St Polten. His Gunner, Ogefr Helmut Neumann (geb 3/14/1920 Rothwasser), was also killed. Three known victories, all Wellingtons on 26 June, 1944; One at Plattensee, one W of Budapest, and one N of Kaposvar. His 4th & 5th; a Wellington S of St Polten and a "4 mot" at Ratten on 7 July, 1944. Magnus & Boiten, 7 victories.
2139 Knies, AlfredOfw57/JG-2 (6/42), 11/JG-2 (11/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530920 (lost 11/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat at La Biziererie France. Two known victories, both Spitfires into the sea off Le Harve on 3 June, 1942. Another Spitfire on 6 June, 1942. Another Spitfire on 18 August, 1942. A 5th, a Spitfire on 26 November, 1943. Magnus Report.
2140 Kniestedt,Uffz12/JGr-200Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 in southern France on 14 August, 1944. This may be Günther Kniestedt.
2141 Knigge, HerbertLt16/JG-5 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20109 (lost 8/11/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1943; takeoff accident at Pontsalenjoki Norway airfield during an alarm start (Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet I-153 NW of the Liuchi I airfield on 9 August, 1943.
2142 Knobloch, WolfgangFw15/JG-300 "Herrmann" (7/43), 8/JG-300Fw 190A-5/U2 Werk # 710013 (80% dam 7/26/43), Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/5/44 loc.unk.)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed due to fuel shortage at the Rheine airfield, with severe wounds, 26 July, 1943, after sustaining damage from fighter escorts and Britisn bomber return fire during the Essen raid. WIA 5 August, 1944 near Bremervörde, bailed successfully from his G-6 after combat with American fighters (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Essen on 26 July, 1943.
2143 Knop, Hans JochenOblt10/17/1913Stolpen26/ZG-76 (5/40), Srab/ZG-76 (8/40)Bf 110C (lost 8/15/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes over the North Sea (LOCS). POW 15 May, 1940 after being shot down over the North Sea, in the vicinity of Roizy, by Hurricanes of No.73 Sq., returned after the armistice. His ac lost at sea this same date, the crews of Hptm Restemeyer and Oblt Loebes. Remaining crew: Uffz Neumayer, R/O. Source: SIG Norway. Two known victories, both Moranes; one at Hirson, the 2nd no location, 13 May, 1940.
2144 Knopf, HeinrichOfw23/JG-6, 7/JG-6 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171009 "Yellow 6" (dam 8/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 August, 1944 at Tergnier during the following victories (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Chauny-Tergnier on 25 August, 1944. A 2nd P-38, same day, at Jussy, N of Tergnier. Most likely a transfer from ZG-26.
2145 Knöpfler, GeorgUffz1/JG-2 (7/43), 4/JG-2 (8/43 Channel) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 142471 (95% dam 7/4/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 51 "White 6" (8/16/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 16 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Paris. Added: On 4 July, 1943, he was injured making an emergency landing at Nantes airfield due to carburetor trouble (absa3945).
2146 Knörle,Lt112/JG-300Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 7 km SE of Parchim on 6 August, 1944.
2147 Koall, Gerhard 'Knall'Hptm6/7/1912Königsberg, Ostpreussen3812( Jabo)/JG-54, 7/JG-54 (1/41), Stfkpt 3/JG-54 (2/42), Kdr IV/JG-54, Kdr II/EJG-1, Kdr IV/JG-3Bf 109G-2 "Yellow ?" (lost 8-3-42 w/ 3/JG-54), Fw 190
RK(10/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/10/44)
EP(3/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 April, 1945, shot down by Russian flak over Anklam/Mecklenburg, S of Usedom, undertaking a ground attack mission. His first two victories were Yugoslav AC. He led the Jabo Staffel (12) in JG-54. Nearly all his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-15 Rata on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 July, 1941. An IS-84 on 10 November, 1941. An I-16 on 30 November, 1941. A Soviet P-40 on 27 February, 1942. A P-40 and an I-16 Rata on 13 March, 1942. A DB-3 and an I-180 on 20 July, 1942. An I-180 and a MiG-3 on 2 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 26 September, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 15 January, 1943. An Il-2 and an I-16 on 23 January, 1943. An I-16 and a Spitfire on 9 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 19 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 16 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 July, 1943 while in 4/JG-54. A LaGG-3 on 14 August, 1943. A Yak-4 on 25 March, 1944. A Yak-9 SE of Pleskau on 1 April, 1944. Named Kdr IV/JG-3 in April, 1945, on the Eastern Front. Photo
2148 Kober, AlexanderOblt1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0841 (80% damaged), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1373 "A6 + MH" (lost 12/22/41) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 22 December, 1941 in Wk# 1373 on an operation, and crashing into the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Hans Andersen, Observer; Fw Erich Sielemann, R/O and Uffz Ludwig Heise, Gunner. WIA (Injured) in a non-operational landing accident on 18 August, 1941 at the Sola Norway airfield. Remaining crew: Lt Werner Lipke, Observer (WIA); Fw Arthur Beer, R/O (KIC) and Ogefr Ludwig Heise, Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway.
2149 Kobert, OttoOblt69/JG-300 (6/44), 10/JG-301 (7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163632 "Black 1" (lost 7/9/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 E of Slatina Romania. One known victory, a B-17 at Pasewalk on 21 June, 1944. A 2nd, also a B-17 NE of Zwickau on 20 July, 1944. A 3rd, same day, a P-51 20 km SE of Altenbürg. A 4th, a B-24 over the Ammersee on 21 July, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 20 km W of Leipzig on 29 July, 1944. A 6th, a B-24 at Steenwijk on 15 August, 1944.
2150 Kobert, RudolfOfw4I(Z)/LG-1 (39), 14(Z)/LG-1 (40)Bf 109E, Bf 110 "L1 + OH" (lost 9/1/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 1 September, 1940; emergency landing after combat at the Tarpot Farm, Bilsington, near Ashford (Bf 110 Loss List & Magnus). One known victory, his 1st, a PZL P-24 south of Wolomin on 3 September, 1939. A 2nd, a Spitfire south of Amiens, 24 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Needles area on 8 August, 1940. A 4th, a Spitfire in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. Magnus, 6 victories. Alternate spelling: Korbert. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Fw Werner Meinig (or Meining), also POW. They were sd by a Hurricane of No.85 Sq., piloted by P/O Charles English (D.Drury).
2151 Kobold, HansGefr14/JG-77Bf 109E-3 Werk # 6403 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1941 after a landing accident due to combat damage at Petsamo Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
2152 Köbsch,Lt110/JG-76Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780609 "Black 7" (lost 8/25/44)EK
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Creil on 25 August, 1944. He crashed this same day at Creil, pilot disposition unknown. Alternate spelling: Kobisch.
2153 Kobylinski, Hans vonHptmStfkpt 1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3232 "L1 + GB" (lost 8/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1941, cause unknown; one other MIA, two KIA, all unnamed.
2154 Kocaurek, RobertOgefr7/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412259 "Black 11" (lost 8/6/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing near Paris on 6 August, 1944, after combat with Spitfires.
2155 Koch,Oblt11/NJG-2Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Vechta on 13 August, 1944.
2156 Koch, AdalbertOfw25 & 6/JG-300Fw 190A8/R2 "Yellow 5"EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA (?), date unknown; seen bailing by Gerhard Schroder (5/JG-300), pilot disposition unknown. Two known victories, a P-38 at Nagtkanisza Mura on 22 August, 1944. This victory attributed to an "Uffz Lach" (misspelled?) per the OKL Claims List. His 2nd, a B-17 east of Brünn on 29 August, 1944, attributed to a "Fw Koch". This info found on the JG-300 website. Added: He survived the incident and told family members he had bailed three times. He survived the war, passing away in Germany years later (Jarek Jakubec, family friend).
2157 Koch, GerhardOfw101/JG-301 (3/44), 6/JG-300 (8/44), I/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 683323 "Yellow 5" (lost 2/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat with P-51s near Salzwebel airfield (Boiten). Two known victories, the same day, both Lancasters SW of Stuttgart on 15 March, 1944. His 3rd, a Lancaster 25 km north of St Leu d Esserent France on 5 July, 1944. His 4th, a "4 mot" at Calais on 6 July, 1944. His 5th, a 2nd "4 mot", same day, at Dunkirk. A 6th, a "4 mot" at Senarpont on 8 July, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. Numbers 8 and 9, a B-24 and a P-51 while opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. A 10th, a P-51 at Gross-Welle on 5 December, 1944.
2158 Koch, HarryHptm2/1/1913Köln30 5/JG-26 (9/40), I/JG-1, Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (1/42), Stfkpt 6/JG-1 (3/43, 6/43 WVoensdrecht) Bf 109E in JG-26, Fw 190A of I/JG-1, Bf 109E Wk# 5477 of 9/JG-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5592 (lost 3/18/43, Spitfires, pilot safe), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7345 "Yellow 5" (70% dam 6/10/43, frc lnd Hulst, combat, pilot OK) in 6/JG-1, Fw 190A-6 #550751"Yel 11" (lost 12/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 December, 1943, when he collided with his wingman, Uffz Erwin Mietho, during aerial combat at Badbergen in his A-6 Werk # 550751 "Yellow 11". Buried Köln-Südfriedhof 38E/79 (Geensen). Sharks teeth painted under 190 cowling. Thirteen victories while serving in JG-26. 13 bombers. His first victory, a Hurricane at Dungeness on 30 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Brighton on 1 October, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 29 November, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim at Ile de Batz, 8 April, 1941, while in 5/JG-26. His 5th, a Spitfire in the St. Omer/Longuenesse area on 7 August, 1941. His 12th, a Spitfire 7 km west of Westkapellen on 10 March, 1943. His 16th, a P-47 north of Zeebrugge on 16 May, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 at Herford on 28 July, 1943. His 25th, a P-38 S of Quackenbrück on 13 November, 1943. His 27th, a B-17 SSW of Cologne on 1 December, 1943. His 30th, and last victim, a B-17 on 20 December, 1943.
2159 Koch, HeinrichUffz16/JG-52 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-51 on 31 August, 1944.
2160 Koch, HeinrichUffz1/19/19153/LG-1 Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3124 "F7 + L?" (lost 8/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 28 August, 1940; location Baulon "La Lande du Chene", cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Hans Wedekind (geb 2/8/18) Gr36 and Uffz Gustav (geb 4/13/16) Gr 32. Uffz Koch buried in Gr 33 (absa3945).
2161 Koch, HerbertHptm4/1/191723 11/NJG-3 (1/44), 12/NJG-3 (4/44), Stfkpt 1/NJG-3 (Tirstrup De. 8/44) Bf 110G-4 D5 + ICH" (11/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621796 "D5 + AH" (Grove 4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 4th, a B-17 on 4 January, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Hoya-Loningen on 11 January, 1944. A "4 mot" at Faborg on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Venlo on 22 June, 1944. Two "4 mots" opposing the Kiel Raid on 16/17 August, 1944, vic St Peter Ording. Another "4 mot" the night of 26 August, 1944, 50 NNW of Kiel. A Halifax W of Skagen on 25 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Deceased 17 March, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit. Koch was participating in aerial combat training on 23 November, 1944 with Fw Georg Helbig mysteriously crashed, killing his entire crew. Koch saw the black smoke on the deck, but found no survivors. His crew this date: Fw Werner Gärtner, Radar Oper and Uffz Karl Edelmann, R/O (Source: Air War over Denmark). Also on this crew, Fw Seufert (Rosseels).
2162 Koch, Karl HeinzLt1/31/1915Tech Offz Stab/ErpGr-210 (Channel)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3339 "S9 + CB" (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 32 Sq., piloted by F/L Russell, over the Croydon Airdrome, and crashing at School Farm, Hooe, near Battle, Sussex, England. His R/O, Uffz Rolf Kahl was seriously wounded and taken prisoner. Due to his wounds, he was repatriated back to Germany in 1943 (D.Drury).
2163 Koch, KurtUffz39/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4097 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 September, 1940 after aerial combat, force landing at Little Clacton, Essex. His first victory, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 28 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane near Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 3 September, no location.
2164 Koch, RaimundHptm6/4/1922Berlin-Charlottenburg268/JG-3 (6/43 S.U.), 11/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G, Bf 109K, Fw 190D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 2 November, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 June, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 N of Belgorod on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. An Il-5 on 14 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 July, 1943. One known western victory, his 7th, a B-17 8 km W of Strassburg on 6 September, 1943. Another, his 8th, B-17 near Ilanz, 40 km west of Chur, 1 October, 1943. His 9th, same day, a B-17 (HSS). His 10th, a B-17 over northern Italy, 19 December, 1943. His 11th, a B-17 on 29 January, 1944. His 15th, a P-51 6 km S of Landsberg on 5 April, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 (HSS) on 19 May, 1944, no location. His 22nd, a B-17 on 28 June, 1944, no location (over the Normandy countryside). A P-47 near Caen on 11 July, 1944. His 24th, a P-47 W of Pont Audemer on 9 August, 1944. His last two victories, both P-51s over the Normandy countryside on 13 August, 1944.
2165 Koch, RobertUffz68/JG-77 (4/43), 7/JG-77 (5/44), 10/JG-77 (8/44 Romania)Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165551 "White 2" (lost 8/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Cioara-Doicesti (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List). One known Desert victory, his 1st, a P-40 on 7 April, 1943. His 2nd, now in the Sicilian campaign, a P-38F on 24 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 W of Ploesti on 5 May, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 in the Ploesti area on 31 May, 1944. His 5th, a P-38 over Italy on 10 June, 1944. His 6th, a P-51 W of Bucharest on 28 June, 1944.
2166 Koch, RolfUffz14/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7/8 August, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing between Motteville and Gay, north of Rouen (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" in the Yvetot area on 7 August, 1944.
2167 Köcher, HelmutOfw1/21/19161/Kü.Fl.Gr. 406 (List)He 115C Werk # 3258 "K6 + CH" (lost)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 31 July, 1941 when, during a rescue mission, he was attacked by enemy aircraft and badly damaged. He attempted an emergency landing on water, overturned, standing on the nose, and sank 43 miles west of Graadyb. His body washed ashore on 31 August, 1941, at Kaergaard Denmark, and he was buried on 1 September, 1941 in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Gr 14, in Esbjerg. Remaining crew: Lt.zur See Wilhelm Rademacher, Observer (MIA) and Gefr Gerhard Filz, R/O, survived with injuries. Filz called out for the two others, received no answer, and crawled out of the AC. He was rescued by a Danish fishing vessel, and was taken to a hospital in Esbjerg. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2168 Kochler,Lt3/ZG-76Bf 110D (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspShot down 15 August, 1940, during aerial combat over the North Sea, off the Norwegian coast. Pilot and crew disposition unknown, believed lost at sea. Remaining crew: Uffz Oelsner, Observer. Source: SIG Norway.
2169 Kock, JohannesUffz8/JG-2 (Illiers-Combray 8/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk# 413740 "Blue 9" (lost 8/13/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 13 August, 1944; Combat with Spitfires and Mustangs; force landing at Illiers-Combray, near Le Mans. Mombeek MIA List.
2170 Kocken, AlfredFhjFw13/JGr-200 (Southern Fr.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 3" (lost 8/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 (HSS) at Aiges-Morte on 24 July, 1944.
2171 Köckler, HeinzUffz10/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15288 (lost 8/19/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat Aux le Chateau.
2172 Kodat, HermannFw15/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171592 "White 3" (dam 9/17/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 September, 1944 at Essen, severely injured, aircraft fire? (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Ham, SW of St Quentin, on 25 August, 1944. Most likely Uffz Kodat transferred from ZG.
2173 Koenig,Uffz3/StG-2 (Channel)Ju 87B Werk # unk "T6 + HL" (lost 8/16/40)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940 after being shot down at Selsey during an attack on Tangmere, both crew wounded, R/O unnamed.. Ju 87 Loss List
2174 Koepsel, JoachimLt 1/ZG-26 (8/40), 3/ZG-26 (9/27/40 Cherbourg) Bf 110C-4 "U8 + BH" (25% dam 8/13/40), "U8 + EH" (10%), Bf 110C "U8 + GL" Wk# 3352 , "U8 +CL" Werk # 3571 (lost 9/27/40) Destrroyer Operational Clasp POW 27 September, 1940; shot down in "U8 + CL" over Bristol by an RAF fighter of No.504 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Jones, and bailed safely, landing by the Haydon Farm, Radstock. His crewman, Johann Schmidt (geb Günningfeld) was KIA and buried at Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row 1, Gr 10. "U8 + BH" damaged by ground fire and force landing 13 August, 1940 at Hertogenbosch, crew OK, his R/O, Uffz Johann Schmidt. "U8 + EH" damaged by fighters and force landing on 18 August, 1940 at Claimarais. "U8 + GL" flown on 26 August, 1940 in an attack on the RAF airfield at Debden. Flew "U8 + GL" a second time on 11 September, 1940, attacking London. Alternate spelling: Köpsell & Koepsell. Jager Blatt 2/2004.


Cannock Chase
2175 Kogler, JohannObstlt6/30/19114 Kdr Erg/ZG-26 (7/41), Kdr ZG-101 (43), Kdr III/ZG-26 (2/44), Kdr JG-6 (12/44 Quackenbrück) Bf 110D in ZG-26, Fw 190A-9; Bf 110 & Me 410G in ZG-26, Fw 190A-8 Wk# 980543 "<- + -"(lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Silver
POW 1/1/45. He and his R/O Uffz Adolf Bauer crashed with injuries into the Channel off Felixstone on 11 August, 1940 and were rescued. They were in 1/ZG-26 at the time. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid while serving as Kdr III/ZG-26. Although badly damaged by a P-51 of 357FG, piloted by F/O Tom Mc Kinney, he, and R/O Fw Kluepfel, made a single engine landing at Magdeburg. Shot down in his A-8 on 1 January, 1945 by AA fire on the way to his assigned target, Volkel airfield. He belly landed his AC four miles west of Severum, northwest of Venlo. Soon after, he was captured by Allied troops. 90+ missions. One known victory, a B-24 on 24 February, 1944, no location. Another, a B-17 at Magdeburg on 8 March, 1944. A 2nd B-17 10 km N of Bammicke on 11 April, 1944. Deceased 24 October, 1982.
2176 Kohl, WilliOblt4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140256 "3Z + HM" (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Comiso-Santa Croce 27 August, 1942; shot down by enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
2177 Köhler,Ofw59/JG-300Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 on 22 August, 1944, no location given. A 2nd, a B-17 SE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) with help) at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A 4th and 5th, a B-17 (HSS) and a B-17 (e.V.) SE of Kyffhaüser on 7 October, 1944. This may be Lt Otto Köhler in 9 & 10/JG-300.
2178 Köhler, ArminMaj3/31/1912Thalheim Erzgebirge693/JG-77 (4/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-77, Kdr I/JG-77 (7/43), Kdr III/JG-77(4/44), Kdr II/JG-77 (4/45 to end)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10247 (90% dam 5/26/42), Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 (Hi Alt.)
RK(2/7/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(11/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Uninjured in a takeoff collision at Bagerowo on 26 May, 1942. 515 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 21 April, 1942. An I-301 the next day. A Soviet double, both I-15s on 24 April, 1942. An I-61 on 9 May, 1942. Two R-5s and two LaGG-3s on 16 May, 1942. His 10th & 11th, two Soviet R-5s on 18 May, 1942. 17 victories in the Desert; one known, his 14th, a Spitfire V on 13 October, 1942. His 25th, another Spitfire in southern Italy on 2 August, 1943. His 30th, a B-24 over Italy on 6 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 3 February, 1945. 14 victories in the East; 13 four engine bombers. Magnus, 40 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 69 victories. Deceased 28 March, 1999.
2179 Köhler, HeinrichLt13/ZG-76Bf 110D EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Failed to return from a mission on 15 August, 1940. He was escorting He 111s attacking British airfields and industrial targets over northern England. One known victory, a Skua at Trondheim, 13 June, 1940.
2180 Köhler, KarlFw1/15/1915Treuchtlingen4/StG-1Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1940 after he failed to return from a mission to the Thames Estuary. Cause unknown but possibly due to fighter action. His R/O-Gnr, Sonder füh Enno Folkerts also MIA. Folkerts is believed to have been a war correspondent on this mission. A correspondent named Folkerts (no Given name) took the famous photo of German troops marching thru the Arc de Triomphe in June 1940 (D.Drury).
2181 Köhler, MaxFw8/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4102 "F1 + AS" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Stalingrad on 10 August, 1942, cause unknown, crew returned, only crewman named was Observer Lt Oskar Maichel (Ju 88 Loss List).
2182 Köhler, Otto HeinrichLt7/27/192429/JG-300 (7/44), 10/JG-300 (12/44 Jüterbog)Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/16/44 loc.unk.), Bf 109G-10ASM Werk # 490291 "White 1" lost 12/17/44 Upper Schlesia)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Nemilany, Olomouc, CZ (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Havelte, N of Meppel, on 15 August, 1944. A 2nd victory, a P-51 at Prossnitz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944, the same day he lost his G-10. Magnus, 6 victories.
2183 Köhne, WalterLt304/JG-52 (12/40), 2/JG-1 (6/43), 3/JG-1 (11/43-3/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-11 (7/44), III/EJG-2 (4/45)Bf 109 F-2 Werk # 5460 "Yellow 12 + -" (dam 6/22/41), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-5 "White 7" in JG-1(Netherlands), Fw 190A-7 "Yellow 11" (3/44 Hopsten), A-8 "Yel 7" in 3/JG-1, Me 262 at Lechfeld
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down in Wk# 5460 with wounds 22 June, 1941 by ground fire during a low level attack on Soviet tanks, a Gefr at the time. 15 bombers. 12 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 at Karatsch on 9 May, 1942. An I-153 on 6 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 18 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 December, 1942. One known western victory, his 13th, a B-17 W of Raesfeld on 22 June, 1943. His 14th, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943. His 15th, a B-17 (HSS) at Scheldemündung on 5 November, 1943. A P-47 same day at Ooltgensplaad. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 16 December, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 at Bohmte on 10 February, 1944. Two B-17s in the Vechta/Quackenbrück area on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 25th, a B-24 at Fassberg-Uelzen on 8 April, 1944. His 27th, a shared B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. His 30th and last victory, a P-47 in the Asch/Maastricht area on 1 January, 1945. Survived the war. Flugbuch (2/40 to 11/40).
2184 Köhnlein, FritzFw1Eins.Staffel/NJG-102, 4/NJG-102 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26/27 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Tilsit after downing his Russian bomber (Boiten). His first known victory, a Soviet "unnamed a/c" (bomber) the night of 26-27 August, 1944.
2185 Kohrt, FritzOblt210/JG-77 (8/44 S.U.), Stfkpt in III/JG-5 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 732075 (lost 3/25/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 March, 1945; Combat with a P-51 of RAF No. 65 Sq., piloted by S/L Ian G. Stewart (who was killed minutes later by Kohrts wingman, Lt Eberhard Lemmel). Kohrt crashed into the sea north of Bergen Norway. Mombeek MIA List & John Hamblin. His first known victory, a Soviet fighter of IAR-39 W of Buzau on 26 August, 1944. A 2nd Soviet fighter from IAR-39 on 5 September, 1944.
2186 Kolbow, HansOblt1/8/1914Hamburg27Legion Condor, 3/JG-20(9/39), 6/JG-20(5/40), 9/JG-51(7/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-51(8/40) &6/JG-51(7/41)Bf 109E "Red 1"in 5 Stf, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12804 "Blk 1"(dam), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8974 "Blk 6"(lost 7/16/41)
RK(7/27/41 Post)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 July, 1941 when he attempted to bail from his ground-fire damaged "Black 6" S of Stara-Bychow, at 60 feet during the Battle for Smolensk. After being hit by Soviet bomber return fire, he made a force landing in "Black 1" on 3 July, 1941 near Nowo-Hutkowo. 13 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 southeast of Antwerp, 12 May, 1940, I/JG-20s first victory in the West. His 2nd, a Spitfire NE of Calais on 29 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Skua northwest of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. Nos.4 & 5, a Spitfire and a Blenheim on 30 June, 1940, no location on either. His 6th, a Spitfire 20 km SW of Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 8 August, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, two Spitfires N of Dover on 26 August, 1940. His first known Soviets victories, five SB-2s on 25 June, 1941, while serving in 5/JG-51. A double Soviet victory on 13 July, 1941; both DB-3s.
2187 Kollak, ReinhardStabsFw3/28/1915Ögenau, Ostpreussen49I/ZG-1, 1/NJG-1, 7/NJG-1 (8/42), 7/NJG-4 (9/42), 4/NJG-4 (4/43), 8/NJG-4 (8/43)Bf 110C "3C + LR" (Summer 42 in 7/NJG-4), Bf 110E "3C +LR" in 7/NJG-4
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/29/43)
EP(9/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
250+ combat missions, all victories were Night victories. His first known victory, a Whitlet at Houthalen, 10 km NNE of Hasselt, on 17 June, 1941. A Stirling I of RAF No. 149 Sq. at Thieulain (Hainaut), 12 km E of Tournai Belgium, by Leuze, 27 km northwest of Mons, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. Another victory, a Stirling I of RAF No. 149 Sq. at Tongrinne, 8 km southwest of Gembloux Belgium the night of 16-17 September, 1942. Another victory, a Lancaster on 16-17 September, 1942. On 19 September, 1942, he downed a Stirling 6 km NE of Revigny. His 20th (?) victory, a Lancaster SE of Metz on 24 February, 1944. A Lancaster 3 km S of Beaumont on 1 May, 1944. A 2nd Lancaster, same day, 3 km SW of Chateaudun. Another double victory, both "4 mots"; one at Bar-le-Duc, the other E of St Dizier, on 15 July, 1944. Four "4 mots" on 19 July, 1944; all in the Rommily/St Dizier areas. Bowers/Lednicer, 49 victories. Deceased 6 February, 1980. Also spelled Kollack.
2188 Koller, AlbertMaj6/18/1917Klein Reifling4/KG-55 (39), Stfkpt 4/KG-55 (7/41), Stab/KG-55 (9/42)He 111P & H
RK(11/13/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His crew in 4/KG-55: Fw Georg Ruhnau, Gnr (DK-G 2/26/43); Fw Burmeister, Flt Engr; Lt Josef Luxenburger, Obs and Fw Meisel, R/O. 300+ combat missions. Deceased 3 August, 2004, Köttmannsdorf.
2189 Koller, HeribertOfw12/10/1920492/EJG-Ost, 6/JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), 5/JG-54 (6/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5651 "Black 4" (lost), Fw 190A-4 "Black 12" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(9/10/44),


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
300 combat missions. Shot down with wounds 25 March, 1944 in # 5651, location unknown. 16 Sturmovik victories. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 19 February, 1943. An R-5 on 23 February, 1943. Two La-5s on 18 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 21 June, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 August, 1943. A Boston III on 23 August, 1943. His 13th per OKL, a Soviet Il-2 on 24 January, 1944. His 14th & 15th, both Il-2s on 27 January, 1944. Nos. 16 & 17, both La-5s on 11 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 June, 1944. Shot down w/o wounds on 18 June, 1944 in "Black 12" near Helsinki, Finland airfield. A P-39 on 20 June, 1944. An La-5 on 28 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. An Il-2 on 27 July, 1944. An La-5 on 2 August, 1944. Two Il-2s on 30 August, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 5 September, 1944. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 6 September, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 15 September, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. His last victory was a Yak-3 on 9 April, 1945. Flugbuch (11/40 to 5/45). EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
2190 Köllner, HeinzFw2/4/19201/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330841 "Z6 + OH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20/21 August, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Heinrich Jenchen, geb 4/21/1920, Obs and Uffz Peter Kolbe, geb 1/29/1923, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
2191 Kolodzie, Erich "Gandi"Lt6/19/1918139/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7486 "Yel 11" (lost 5/1/42), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210030 "TS+DD" Wh 9" (lost 10/15/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 October, 1944 in "White 9" south of Minden/Südfelde. Listed as MIA on 1 May, 1942 but returned to his airfield after his "Yellow 11" was shot down over Leningrad. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 20 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. His 5th Soviet, a MiG-3 near Bolschaya on 17 January, 1943. One known western victory, a Spitfire W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943. Two Beaufighters W of Texel on 2 August, 1943. A B-17 on 20 February, 1944. A 5th, a B-24 at Vogelsberg on 24 February, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 at Diepholz on 6 March, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 at Sülz on 18 March, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Carentan-St Lo on 4 July, 1944. Added: Werk # & KIA date corrected by Sebastian Most, De. 6/2020.
2192 Kölsch, ErichGefr8/12/1924Siegen 1 JG-107 ('42 Nancy, Fr.), 10/JG-53 (late '43 - 8/44 Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165846 "White 10 + I" (lost 8/15/44) EK 2, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat with two P-51's and a P-38; his G-6 crashed on Tilgrupsweg in Appelscha Holland, near Steenwijk/Assen (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). Added: His one victory, a B-24 on 15 August, 1944. Erich witnessed the B-24 roll over on the right wing, and learned later that the crew bailed safely. Afterwards, he found himself alone, and under attack by the fighters. Despite facial, arm and other shrapnel wounds, he managed to bail from his tumbling and burning ac, with his chute partially on fire. He was rescued by a Dutch family. Heavily bandaged, he made his way back to his home in Siegen, 160 miles! His Father did not recognize him, at first, due to the facial bandaging. He had 26 unconfirmed victories in addition to the B-24. Shortly before being sd, he received word that his next assignment was to report for "Turbo" (Me 262?) training, which he never did. His war was over. He passed away on 15 August, 1990, exactly 46 years after he had been shot down! Source: Erich's Son's, Michael & Henning Kölsch and Hennings Son-in-Law, Sascha Becker (4/2021).
2193 Kolschek, MaxUffz1920Wiener Neustadt, Austria5 6/JG-1 (8/42), 4/JG-1 (10/42), 5/JG-1 (3/43 Woesdrecht), 4/JG-1 (3/43 Schiphol) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5562 (80% dam 3/4/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7026 "White 1" (lost 3/11/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 March, 1943 during aerial combat with three Spitfires in Wk# 7026 over the North Sea, west of Ijmuiden Holland, the same day as his last victory. His death witnessed ny wingman, Hans Lebmann. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito IV, 5 km northwest of Ghent Belgium on 15 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Mosquito west of Hock-van-Holland on 11 October, 1942. His 3rd, an "n.b.", a B-17 over Holland on 14 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 10 km west of Vlielandee on 4 March, 1943. After this incident, he was uninjured when he crashed his Wk# 5562 at the Leeuwarden Holland airfield due to engine damage (DeSwart). His 5th, a Spitfire 40 km west of Ijmuiden on 11 March, 1943. No known grave. Alternate spelling: Kolscheck.
2194 Kolschen, BerndUffz3/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141131 "F1 + DL" (lost 8/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 9 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List)
2195 Kölzsch, JoachimFw4/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10489 "White 10 + -" (lost 8/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1942 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at La Valletta (Bf 109 Loss List).
2196 Komoss, AugustOfw1/29/1920Castrop-Rauxel7/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ER" (lost 7/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 July, 1944; sd by flak while undertaking a supply drop, and crashed into Seine Bay, off Normandy. His body washed ashore, and he is buried at Tourgeville Military Cem., France, Blk 10, Gr 10. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Gustav Sartena, Obs; Fw Johann Vilimowsky, R/O and Uffz Kurt Dittrich, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: Burial update; Tourgeville, Dept. 14 (Calvados), Plot 10, Row F, Grave 5 (M.Krebbers 4/2021).
Courtesy Matthias Krebbers
2197 Kondritz, D.Lt3/Kü.Fl.Gr. 506Ju 88A Werk # 1322 "S4 + LL" (lost 8/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 19 August, 1941; accident at the Grove airfield, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
2198 König,Lt11/SG-5 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assauly Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 15 August, 1944.
2199 König, AugustUffzSG unitFw 190F-8 (lost 4/30/45)Assault Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Reibertenrod 30 April, 1945. Pilot bailed when the ac ran out of fuel, no injuries noted.
2200 König, ErnstUffz3/StG-2Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5580 "T6 + HL" (lost 8/16/40)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940; sd with wounds when his ac was damaged by fighters and he crashed near Church Norton, Selsey, Chichester, Sussex. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Schmid, also WIA & POW (D.Drury).

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