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2201 Kornascher,Oblt24/NJG-1 (8/41), III/NJG-4 (3/43)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim on 15 August, 1941, no location, an Ofw at the time. A 2nd, a Halifax at Maufresnes on 12 March, 1943.
2202 Kornatz, HansOblt12/29/1915362/JG-53 (9/39 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim-11/42), JG-52, 3/EJG-Süd, Stfkpt 1/JG-53 (7/44)Bf 109E-3 "Red 5"(10/39), Bf 109F & G(Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13474 "Black
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP

EK 1(9/40) & 2
Wound Badge(5/27/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 May, 1940 during aerial combat with a Potez in a Bf 109E which was totaled (Prien). WIA 8 September, 1942 during aerial combat at Kotluban. Flugbuch (9/40 to 8/44). His first aerial victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, during the French Campaign, a Potez 63 west of Noyon, 27 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 9th overall, an I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 10th, a MiG-3 on 8 June, 1942. His 15th, a Pe-2 on 27 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 E of Kalatsch on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Katschalinskaya on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 September, 1942. Two Il-2s and a MiG-1 on 7 September, 1942. One known victory in the Desert, his 26th, a Spitfire on 29 November, 1942. His 30th & 31st victories, both Dragonflys; one 15 km south of Canino, the other 20 km south of Aquino Italy, 13 December, 1943. His 33rd, a B-24 in the Balkans on 22 July, 1944. His 34th, a Yak 9 over Rumania on 22 August, 1944. An Il-2 at Mohacs on 23 November, 1944. His 36th, a Rumanian Bf 109 on 25 February, 1945. He was shot down in his G-10 on 10 April, 1945 over Vienna by a Soviet Il-2. Deceased 23 August, 2002.
2203 Kornatzki,Ofw16/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 33.2 on 29 August, 1941.
2204 Kort, RudolfUffz9/JG-27 (8/44 France; 9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413571 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 8/13/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780902 "White 3 + I" (lost 9/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Köln area. Injured in a crash near Tours on 13 August, 1944, cause not reported.
2205 Korten, Uffz89/JG-52Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Yak-1 on 15 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 28 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 13 September, 1942. A 4th, a P-40 on 31 October, 1942. A 5th, an I-16 Rata on 27 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 December, 1942. A 7th, a MiG-1 on 10 December, 1942. An 8th, a Boston III on 12 December, 1942.
2206 Kortlepel, ErwinOfw254/JG-3 (6/40), JG-77 (most likely in S.U.) Bf 109E in 40, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6746 ""White 6 + -" (lost 6/24/41), Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332333 (lost 12/16/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/27/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His K-4 reported crashed 16 December, 1944 at Hasemühle, cause and pilot disposition unknown. His victories include 21 in the East (G.Festi 12/2020). MIA briefly 6/24/41 in "White 6" over Russia; sd by MiG-3 piloted by F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin, pilot returned. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Crevecoeur-le-Grand, 5 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Ashford on 28 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of London on 8 September, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of London on 29 September, 1940. He survived the war; deceased 3 August, 1983 (G.Festi). Magnus Report, final victory count may be higher. Alternate spelling: Kortlebel. NOTE: Werk Numbers 332331, 336 & 340 all assigned to JG-77.
2207 Korts, BertholdLt5/21/1912Karlsruhe113Stab III/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52 (6/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Wk# (6)20470 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/29/43) Note: the Bf 109 Loss List indicates the Wk# as 15899.
RK(8/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/23/43)
EP(2/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 August, 1943 in "Yellow 1" at Amwrossijewka, on a mission from Makejewka in the direction of Charkow. All his victories were in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1942. Two Bostons on 14 August, 1942. Another Boston on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a Boston on 2 September, 1942. A Boston on 6 September, 1942. An I-153 on 7 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 September, 1942. A Boston III on 11 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 17 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 November, 1942. A Boston III on 9 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s, an I-153 and an I-16 on 15 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 21 April, 1943. A P-39, and two LaGGs on 8 May, 1943. Another of many multiples, Four Pe-2s and a Spitfire on 26 May, 1943. Two P-39s, a LaGG, a B-25 and an Il-2 on 27 May, 1943. Three LaGGs on 10 June, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. Photo
2208 Koslowski, EduardOfw12I/JG-20, 9/JG-53 (9/39), 8/JG-53 (9/40; 6/41 S.U.), 9/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109D, Bf 109E "Yel 10" & Bf 109-F-2 Werk # 5523 "Black 2 + I" (lost 6/22/41)& F-4 in 8 Staffel, Fw 190A-2 Wk #122068 "Yel 1 + I" (lost 2/12/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 February, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires N of Calais, while protection German warships in the Channel. He was buried in Bourdon France. Koslowski flew as wingman for Harald Jung while serving in I/JG-20. MIA briefly on 22 June, 1941 after downing an I-153 and after making a force landing, uninjured, in Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5523 at Merkina S.U., returning the next day (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux southwest of Merzig, 6 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 17 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 17 October, 1940. A Soviet DB-3 on 15 July, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 11th, a Spitfire on 8 December, 1941, no location. His 12th, a Spitfire on 9 January, 1942. Victories 10, 11 & 12 were achieved while serving in JG-26. Magnus.
2209 Kosse, WolfgangHptm9/27/1918Berlin276/JG-26(5/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-26(8/40), 1/JG-5, Sturmstf 1(2/44), 10/JG-3(6/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-3(10/44)Bf 109E-7 "Blk 8", Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10100 "Blk 10", Fw 190A-4 "Wh 10"in JG-5, Fw 190A-9 Wk# 205265 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in Wk# 205265 "

Sturmstaffel 1: 9 Left Gefr. Kosse
2210 Köster, AlfonsHptm2/6/1919Hüingsen, Westfalen253/NJG-2 (4/41), 1/NJG-1 (7/43), Stab III/NJG-2 (5/44), 9/NJG-2, Stfkpt 12/NJG-3Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6220 "G9 + BH" (lost 7/9/43), Ju 88C-2, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360229 "??" (dam 7/22/42 enemy fire El Alamein, pilot WIA), Ju 88C-6 "R4 + KL" , Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621499 "D5 + PX" (lost 1/7/45)
RK(10/29/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(8/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 6/7 January, 1945 near Varel/Oldenburg, when his Ju 88G-6, during the landing approach, touched the roof of a farm building in heavy fog, and crashed. Buried Menden-Lendringen, III/10 (Rosseels). Remaining crew (KIC); Lt Bodusch and Uffz Lingen (H. Breuer). N. African Campaign in NJG-2. Over 200 missions, 25 or 29 Night victories. His first victory, a Defiant at Upwood, 9-10 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Wellington 5 km W of Southend on 7-8 May, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington the night of 8-9 May, 1941. His 4th, a Hampden NW of London the night of 11-12 June, 1941. A 5th & 6th, both Blenheims at Wyton on 15 July, 1941. His 7th, a Whitley at Marham the night of 7-8 August, 1941. His 8th, a Blenheim 20 km W of Lincoln on 20 August, 1941. His 9th & 10th, a Wellington at Oxford and a Hampden at Hatfield on on 1 September, 1941. A Beaufighter the night of 26 June, 1942. Another, a Blenheim on 28 June, 1942. He was injured when his G-2 crashed at Stellendam, Goeree Holland on 9 July, 1943, due to engine trouble, a Lt at the time. His R/O, Ofw Herbert Biehne was uninjured (DeSwart). Two Wellingtons on 21 July, 1942. A "4 mot"on 25 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" in the Paris/Mantes area on 8 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Volkel on 17 June, 1944.
2211 Köster, HelmutOfw10/6/1921Soest, Westphalia 1 & 2/StG-2, 1/SG-2 (Gorgenyaroszfalu, Hungary?) Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931880 "White N" (lost 8/8/44)
RK(8/8/44Post.)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/18/43)
EP(3/22/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 8 August, 1944 during Fw 190 training when his AC collided with another Fw 190, piloted by Fw Alfred Ebeling (bailed safely), and crashed near Sächsisch-Regen Hungary. 700 missions in the Ju 87. Added: Fw Köster's remains could not be recovered by the VDK for reburial, and he is commemorated in the memorial book at Jasi, Romania (D.Drury).
2212 Kott, R.Uffz5/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4300 (lost 8/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Eindhoven Holland on 27 August, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2213 Kotzian, FranzOgefr1/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14952 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1943 in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 66861, Krirowtowka-Kuteinikowo, cause unknown.
2214 Kovacs, Janos PalLt1919Hungary5101/I Ftr. Grp., most likely, (or 102FG)Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspBorn in 1919, Kovacs served as Squadron 1/1 during the Battle of Kursk on the Eastern Front in the summer of 1943. Winning his first 2 wins on July 5 in this area. In the fall of 1943, he was transferred to the 5/2 Squadron with which he won 2 new victories. In the summer of 1944, he was posted to Escadrille 101/3, where in the summer of 1944 he shot down two American aircraft carrying his score to six victories before being himself killed on August 21, 1944.
2215 Kovacs, PalUffzHungary61/1 Ftr. Sq. (5/43), 5/2 Ftr. Sq. (9/43), 101/3 Ftr. Sq. (6/44), 101/2 Ftr. Sq. (7/44)Bf 109F4/B "V0 +41" (7/43), Bf 109G-6 (6/44)Silver Medal of Valor
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1944 (H. Breuer).
2216 Kowalewski, AugustUffz9/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 18623 (or 18423; Bf 109 Loss List) "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 6/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-17 at Strasse von Messina.
2217 Kowalzik, ErwinHptmStab I/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 August, 1943; crashed at Rescheid, Post Hellenthal, near Gemünd/Eifel, cause not given. Source: M. Balss.
2218 Kracke, FriedrichOblt3(F)/Aufklär.Gr. Ob.d.L.Do 215B Werk # 0024 "L2 + ES" (lost 8/5/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1941 during a reconnaissance operation over Ukraine, possibly sd by Soviet fightrs. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Hermann Schröder, Obs: Ogefr Emil Bäcker, R/O and Uffz Albert Simon, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
2219 Krafft, Heinrich 'Gaudi'Hptm8/13/1914Bilin Böhmen783/JG-51 (5/40), Stfkpt 3/JG-51 (2/42 Stolzy), JG-3, Kdr I/JG-51 (6/42 S.U.)Bf 109E in 3/51, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 7221 "Yellow 7" (2/42), Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-3 Wk# 130539 (or 1305539) "Black <<+3" (lost 12/14/42)
RK(3/18/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 December, 1942. Shot down in Wk# 0539 by AA fire southwest of Rzhev, near Bjelic and killed (beaten to death) by Soviet troops. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Hurricanes over Rotterdam, 11 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Abbeville on 21 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk-75 at Abbeville on 22 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 25 June, 1941. An I-16 on 29 June, 1941. A V-11 on 26 August, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 31 August, 1941; all three DB-3s. An I-61 on 1 December, 1941. A triple victory on 6 December, 1941; two I-61s and a "BSch". Two I-61s on 10 February, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Lagodanaya on 23 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 November, 1942. Three Il-2s on 26 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. Two Il-2s in the Solamino/Barnicki areas on 4 December, 1942. An La-5 on 8 December, 1942. Victories 77 & 78, a LaGG-3 and a Pe-2 on 10 December, 1942, days before his death. Flew Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 7" in 3/JG-51 in March 1942. 4 victories in the West. Nicknamed "Gaudi". Bowers/Lednicer, 78 victories. Photo
2220 Krafftschick, RudolfOblt51/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5388 (lost 9/18/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 September, 1940 after being shot down by British fighters of either RAF No. 249 or 46 Squadrons over Sittingbourne. The AC was reported crashed in Squirells Wood, Stockbury, Kent, England. No trace of his remains have ever been found although the crashsite has been searched and a few things found including a pilots watch and some Belgian coins. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Clermont, 5 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 at Clermont, 6 June, 1940. His 4th, a Breguet 693 at Soissons, 9 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. A post-war unit history of JG-27 records him "captured" though no evidence for this has yet been found.
2221 Kraft,Oblt6Stabstaffel/JG-51 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, a LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 August, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944.
2222 Kraft, ErwinOblt6Stab/JG-51 (8/44)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 at Ezere. Magnus & H. Breuer.
2223 Kraft, GeorgFw11/5/19201512/NJG-1 (Leeuwarden)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5469 "G9 + EZ" (lost 8/17/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1943. Shot down NE of Schiermonnikoog Holland, about 40 km north of Borkum by a Beaufighter, piloted by Wing Cmdr Bob Braham DSO, DFC, of RAF No. 141 Sq. He crashed into the North Sea and his body washed ashore near Aargab Denmark on 21 September, 1943. He was buried at Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 18, in Esbjerg Denmark, on 27 September, 1943. His R/O, Uffz Rudolf Dunger survived by bailing safely (Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a Lancaster on 21 January, 1943. A Wellington on 27 January, 1943. Another, a Lancaster on 18 February, 1943. Another, a B-24D into the sea, of the 44thBG at Emden on 26 February, 1943. A Lancaster into the sea 27 February, 1943. A P-51 on 11 April, 1943. Another, a Halifax into the sea on 27 April, 1943. A Wellington on 13 May, 1943. Two Stirlings on 26 May, 1943. A Lancaster at Alkmaar on 13 June, 1943. Another Lancaster at Utrecht on 23 June, 1943, and a Halifax 1 km SW of Reuswoude, same night. A Halifax at Amsterdam on 26 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
2224 Kraft, HelmutUffz1/13/192129/JG-300 (Jüterbog) Bf 109G-6 (lost 9/11/44, lost Niederwetter, not injured), Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/18/44 at Stadlohn)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Leipzig on 20 July, 1944. A 2nd, another B-17 (HSS) NE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. Pilot disposition 9/18 unknown.
2225 Kraft, JosefHptm2/8/1921Vienna, Austria56II/NJG-4, Stab II/NJG-5, 4/NJG-5 (9/43), II/NJG-6, 7/NJG-6 (5/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 12/NJG-1Bf 110, Ju 88
RK(9/30/44)
EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/44)
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
He was especially successful at hunting down British and Russian AC supplying partisans in Hungary. Shot down 20 , 4 of which were Li-2s (Russian made DC-3s).145 Missions. All Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling 50 km N of Bremen on 9 October, 1943. Another, a Lancaster at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. He scored a double victory on 15 February, 1944; a Halifax and a Lancaster. Two "4 mot" in the Strasbourg area on 27 April, 1944. A Halifax at Friedrichshafen on 28 April, 1944. Two "4 mots" on 25 May, 1944, no location. A Wellington at Tamasi on 26 June, 1944. Two Wellingtons S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. Deceased 16 October, 1994. A Wellington over Hungary on 8 August, 1944. Two Wellingtons E of Steyr on 20 August, 1944. Another Wellington on 22 August, 1944, no location. A Dakota in the Tokaj area on 18 September, 1944. Two more Dakotas in the Nyiregyhaza area on 19 September, 1944. Two Wellingtons, next night, at Szombathely. A double on 13 October, 1944; a B-24 and a Wellington in the Tamasi area. A triple on 20 October, 1944; a B-24 and two Wellingtons S of Steinamanger. Photo
2226 Kraft, KarlFw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1333 "A6 + FH" (95% damaged 8/20/42) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1942; crashed near the Stavanger-Sola Norway airfield after an operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Walter Hebeier, Observer (KIA) and Uffz Bernhard Klein, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
2227 Kraft, WernerOfw7/12/1916Mannheim39/JG-26 (11/42; 8/43 Reich Def)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 "Yellow 11" (10/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 675 (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161791 "Black 10", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19466 (80% dam 8/19/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 November, 1942 after shooting down the Hurricane, the engine on Werk # 675 quit, forcing him to ditch in the Channel NW of Le Harve with light injuries. Survived another crash at Loenhout Be., near Hasselt in Wk# 19466 on 19 August, 1943 after aerial combat (Rosseels & Bf 109 Loss List). WIA a 3rd time, 16 March, 1944 during aerial combat in his Bf 109G-6, Werk # 161791 "Black 10", with a P-47 of 78FG SE of Vitry-les-Reims. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane west of Brighton on 30 November, 1942. On 17 August, 1943, Kraft shot down a B-17 42-30274 over Mol, of the 95th BG, 335BS. Piloted by Lt Col. Henry P. Sarnow, the B-17 was named "Our Bay-Be", and Krafts 109 was also shot down at Vierslag, with wounds, by the Bay-Bes right waist gunner, Wm. Binnebose. Ironically, the two shared a hospital room at Beverloo Belgium Kriegsmarine Hospital. On this date, Kraft served as wingman for Erich Burkert, who was officially credited with the victory. Postwar, he established the Nellspark Hotel in Trier Germany. Deceased 9 November, 2001.
2228 Kraftczyk, H.Ogefr8/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301531 (lost 8/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed on Biltseweg in Bilthoven Holland on 27 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2229 Kraftkahl, WernerLt57/JG-300 (7/44), 12/JG-300 (12/44) Fw 190A, Bf 109G-10/R2 "Blk ?" (lost 12/17/44 at Libina, Cz.)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories on 20 July, 1944; a B-17 at Chemnitz and a P-51 at Weissenfels-Zerbst. A 3rd, a B-17 NW of Wendelstein on 29 July, 1944. A 4th, a P-38 at Chemnitz on 14 August, 1944. A 5th claim under the name Kraft, matching Kraftkahl, a B-24 in the vicinity of Böhm-Leibau (Libina Cz on 17 December, 1944, pilot disposition unknown.
2230 Krah, HeinzUffz116/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.; 8/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18390 "TO + QO" (lost 5/8/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760225 "Yellow 2 + -" (dam 8/31/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 31 August, 1944 during aerial combat, no location reported; DOW 8 September, 1944 (Magnus). WIA 8 May, 1944 during combat in Wk# 18390, bailed safely over the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 5 April, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 April, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-7 on 23 April, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 May, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 6 May, 1944. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, two Il-2s (m.H.) and a Yak-7 on 8 May, 1944.
2231 Krahl, Karl HeinzHptm9/25/1914Breslau24Legion Condor bomber pilot, 1/JG-2 (4/40), Kdr I/JG-2( 10/40), Kdr II/JG-3 (1/42 Sicily)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8665, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8784 "Black <<+" (lost 4/14/42)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross-G w/Sw
Cech.Pilot Badge

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1942 when he was shot down in his F-4 by AA fire during a low level attack on Luqa AF, Malta. Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardina (German Losses Over Malta). All victories were in the West. His first victory, while in 1/JG-2, was a Morane south of Saarbrücken, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane over England on 30 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 at Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes NE of Portland on 5 November, 1940. Nos.16 thru 18, a Spitfire and two Wellingtons in the Brest-Brignogan on 24 July, 1941. His first Med. victory, a Spitfire on 10 March, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories. Photo
2232 Krahnke, Hans WolfgangFw33Erg-Ost (Poland 5/42), Stabsstaffel/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1095 (95% dam 5/6/42), Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530350 "Black 2" (lost 9/10/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 September, 1943 by flak in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 35449. Injured in a takeoff accident at Krakau airfield on 6 May, 1942. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 March, 1943. A MiG-1 on 21 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. Twon Il-2s (m.H.) on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 21 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (two m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A Barrage balloon and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) near Yelnya on 19 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Spas-Demensk on 20 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 23 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 1 September, 1943.
2233 Krähwinkel, MaxLt4/JG-300Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530371 (lost 8/17/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 17 August, 1943 Night Raid on Peenemunde and was forced to bail out when his 190 ran out of fuel near Burg.
2234 Krainer, JosefUffz7/JG-27Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
2235 Krakowitzer, Friedrich "Kraksel"LtAustria257/JG-51(7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 7/JG-51 (5/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170094 "Blue 11" (lost 7/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47 fighters of the 404FG over Coutances (St Lo). No known grave. His first known victory, a Boston and an Il-4 on 5 July, 1943. Three Il-4s and a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 7 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 8 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 15 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 3 August, 1943. A Yak-7 SE of Nevel on 11 October, 1943. An Il-2 24 km E of Vitebsk on 11 November, 1943. A Yak-7 on 15 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 December, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 January, 1944. A Yak-7 on 24 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 30 January, 1944. A Yak-7 on 6 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 21 February, 1944. A Yak-7 on 10 March, 1944. A Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. A Yak-7 on 12 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 24th, a P-51 into the sea, 10 km N of Alencon on 17 June, 1944. His 25th, a Spitfire S of Caen on 30 June, 1944. Most of his victories were claimed in the East. Magnus.
2236 Krall, HerbertUffz11/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413585 "Red 9 + I" (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1944 near Paris, reason unknown. Mombeek.
2237 Kramer, Gerhard "Gerd"Fw1610/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.), 13/JG-51 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 24 January, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 22 April, 1944, still a Gefr. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 31 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 15 August, 1944, now an Uffz. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 17 August, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 4 September, 1944. A Boston III on 7 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Krämer.
2238 Kramer, GüntherGefr17/JG-3 (7/44), 10/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441829 "White 1 + I" EK 2
Fighter Operational ClaspFighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 August, 1944; Unknown reason, south of Paris. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Conches on 29 July, 1944.
2239 Kramer, GüntherFw1/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6092 "White 5" (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane piloted by Sgt Norman Taylor of RAF No. 601 Sq, and made an emergency landing at Shornemead Fort, Gravesend. Taylor was sd minutes later (D.Drury).
2240 Krämer, KurtOfw21/ZG-1Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3683 "S9 + LH" (lost 10/23/42)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 23 October, 1942 at Scharinka-Ssakowoje after being hit by flak. His unnamed gunner also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. One known victory, a Soviet I-15 on 2 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Martin bomber on 6 October, 1942.
2241 Kramer, MartinOfw11/21/19164Stab/NJG-3 (Stade) Bf 110E-1 & F-4 (2/43), Ju 88C (11/43), Ju 88G-1 (7/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620551 "D5 + FA" (lost 12/31/45) EP(2/18/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 31 December, 1944 during aerial combat 2 km east of Liege (Boiten) in the Liege-Wandre-Souverain area, NE of Lüttich. Buried in the German War Cem at Lommel, Belgium, Block 59, Gr 513. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Wolfgang Fuchs, R/O, born 9/12/19 Munich and buried in the Ger War Cem. Lommel, Belgium, Blk 59, Gr 505 (Michael Foerster, Grandson 7/2021) and Ogefr Heinrich Prinz, Mech, born 1/24/25, also buried Lommel, Blk 59, Gr 514. All buried as "unknown" at the US Cem. at Fosse, near Bastogne until proper identification in the 90s (Rosseels). Two known victories, both "4 mots", one 30 km NW of Helgoland, the other 70 km NW of Helgoland, on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" SE of Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944.
Lommel, Belgium
2242 Krampel, JosefUffzMunichStab II/StG-3 Ju 87B Werk # Unk "S1 +??" (lost 8/8/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 August, 1940; Circumstances unknown, his body washed ashore at Veules les Roses, Fr., buried Champigny St. Andre, Fr., Blk 13, Row 1, Gr 49 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
2243 Krampfl, JosefUffz12/25/1917MunichStab I/StG-3Ju 87B "S1 + ??" (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspShot down south of the Isle of Wight during aerial combat on 8 August, 1940. His body washed ashore (date not given) at Veules les Roses France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 13, Row 1, Gr 49. Source: M.Croft. Added: The second crewman, an Oblt Martin Müller, the Group Adjutant, was rescued from the sea by HMS Basset, and taken prisoner (D.Drury)
2244 Krantz,Fw16/JG-53 (7/41 Sylt, 4/42 Cosimo)Bf 109F-4 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Map Quadrant 42-1 on 28 August, 1941.
2245 Krantz,Hptm39/NJG-101, 2/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Gadheim by Würzburg on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" on 12 August, 1944, no location. A 3rd, another "4 mot" east of Alzey on 12 September, 1944. Boiten 3 victories. Alternate spelling: Kranz (OKL Claims List spelled the surname both ways)
2246 Krastev, HristoLtBulgaria682 (Jato) Sq./6th Ftr RegtBf 109G-2 (8/43)EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational ClaspOne known victory, a B-24D, Ser # 41-11480, "The Witch", piloted by 1/Lt Julian Darlington, SW of Vladacin Han, near Suva Morava on 1 August, 1943 (Wings of Serbia).
2247 Kratz, Bernard BennoFw73/NJG-6 (8/43), 2/NJG-6 (7/44), 1/NJG-6 (9/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160763 "2Z + HL" (dam 1/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 March, 1945 near Oppenheimer bridge by ack-ack during a strafing run (Boiten). WIA 25 January, 1945 after being attacked by 3 P-51s, crashing at Schriesheim. His R/O Fw Heinrich Frankenbach was uninjured. One known victory, a Halifax W of Berlin (Nauen) on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax at Miesenheim on 20 December, 1943. A 3rd & 4th on 27 April, 1944; a Lancaster near Reichental and a "4 mot" near Gansbach. A 5th, a Lancaster at Mössingen on 25 July, 1944. A 6th, a Lancaster at Sindelfingen on 29 July, 1944. A 7th, a B-17 NW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. Navigator named Frankenbach.
2248 Krau, RudolfLt10/26/1923Betzdorf28/JG-53 (3/44 Italy), 9/JG-53 (8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160314 "Black 20 + I" (dam 3/18/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441604 "Yellow 14 + I" (dam 8/6/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441910 "Yellow 16 + I" (lost 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat near Strausberg. WIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crash landed near Itzehoe. Injured in a crash landing near Monteramano on 18 March, 1944 due to engine trouble. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Bad Essen on 5 August, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) at Lohra, S of Marburg, on 11 September, 1944.
2249 Kraus, GerhardUffz7/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441520 "White 3"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Bremen/Hannover. Mombeek MIA List.
2250 Krause, BodoLt6/9/1924101/JG-77 (7/43), 2/JG-27 (2/44), 3/JG-77 (4/44 Yugoslavia), 1/JG-77 (5/44 Slovenia)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162896 "Yellow 1" (lost 4/2/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165036 "White1" (lost 5/25/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 NE of Tuscania (Bf 109 Loss List). POW 2 April, 1944; captured by Yugo partisans, but later escaped (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, HIs 1st, a B-25 on 3 July, 1943. A "Probable", a "well shot up" B-24 over southern Italy on 21 August, 1943. His 2nd, a Dragonfly 5 km east of Avigliano Italy, 5 December, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire north of Fondi Italy, 7 December, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 in the Udine area on 30 January, 1944. His 5th, a a B-24 S of Wels on 23 February, 1944. A double victory, his 6th & 7th, on 25 February, 1944; both B-17s at St. Viet & Niedere-Tauren. His 8th, a B-24 in the Marburg area on 19 March, 1944. His 9th, a P-47 S of Albano, into the sea, on 23 May, 1944. His 10th, a Spitfire at Grosseto Italy on 25 May, 1944.
2251 Krause, FriedelLt7/12/1922Hildesheim18/NJG-1, 5/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3687 (lost 8/19/42) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18/19 August, 1942 in a high speed crash at Abild Vestermark, north of Tonder, probably after air combat with an RAF No. 218 Sq. Stirling (Boiten). Added: The Stirling I of 218 Sq was W7618 "HA-V". Lt Krause was killed attempting an emergency landing, most likely a result of combat with the Stirling. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Wilting, was also killed (J.Jones).
2252 Krause, GerhardOfw121/JG-53 (10/41 Holland; 8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7290 (75% dam 10/15/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13412 "White 5" (lost 8/1/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/15/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1942 after aerial combat with six LaGG-3s 5km NE of Kalatsch (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List)). WIC 15 October, 1941, crashing his F-4 at the Katwijk airfield, Holland, cause "failed start" (DeSwart). His first victory, a Soviet I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 2nd, a U-2 on 13 June, 1942. His 3rd and 4th, both I-61s on 8 July, 1942. His 5th, a Boston on 11 July, 1942. A 6th, an I-15 on 25 July, 1942. His 7th, a MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. His 8th, a U-2 10 km SW of Salsk (Rostov) on 28 July, 1942. His 9th, a LaGG-3 on 29 July, 1942. His 10th, an I-153 on 30 July, 1942. His 11th & 12, his last victories, a Hurricane 2 km E of Selobinskaya and a Lagg-3, on 31 July, 1942. He was MIA next day. Alternate spelling: Krauss, Netherland Loss Registry.
2253 Krause, HerbertLt15/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3687 "G9 + DS" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1942 when he crashed just hours after his first known victory. He was observed circling the Tondern airfield with engines stopped. He hit the ground flat at Abild Vestermark, west of Tonder, and skidded into a pond, where Krause was found dead. His grave location unknown. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Wilting attempted to bail but became entangled in the tail section where he was found dead with a fully deployed chute. Wilting was buried in the Essen-Frintrop Cemetery in Germany. Source: Air War over Denmark. Krauses one known victory, a Stirling W7618 the night of 19 August, 1942, as reported by Krause, prior to his crash.
2254 Krause, HorstUffz18/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 10262 "Black 10 + I" (lost 8/26/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 August, 1942; During a strafing mission north of Stalingrad, Map Quadrant 49/1/3. Mombeek MIA List. His one known victory, a MiG-3 SW of Petrof Sikolkoye on 26 August, 1942, the date he went missing.
2255 Krause, Johann 'Hans'Hptm1/13/1920Rheinhausen285/NJG-3 (8/42), Stab I/NJG-3, Stfkpt 6/NJG-101(Radar-equipped 4/44), Kdr I/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Fw 190A-5, Ju 88G in NJG-4, Do 217 (G3 + EV (lost 9/43) in NJG-101, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622056 "3C + BC" (dam 3/4/45)
RK(2/7/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)
EP(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Wk# 622056 damaged during Operation Gisela, near Hamm. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): Ofw Otto Zinn and Ofw Friedrich Specht (Rosseels). All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Stirling west of Ebsjerg, into the sea, on 19 August, 1942. Two other victories, both Wellingtons, at Ülzen and Hageunau, 0n 6 October, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington 3 km southwest of Osterbeck on 26 February, 1943, while in 3/NJG-1. His 5th, a Wellington, Werk # LN976 of RAF No.37 Sq., the night of 3-4 April, 1944 at Dunapentele Hungary. His crew at this time: Ofw Otto Zinn, R/O and Ofw Friedrich Specht. His first known Soviet victory, a B-25(i.z.Arb.) the night of 10-11 June, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a DB-3F near Matrageb, the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Two Soviet DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 26-27 October, 1944. His 26th, a Halifax the night of 14 November, 1944, the victory data found on his victory cup being sold online by Leisure Galleries. Very little detail about this Night Fighters career. Deceased 30 December, 2006.
2256 Krause, JosefOblt196/NJG-101Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington SE of Marburg on 1 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Wellington N of Plattensee on 3 April, 1944. A 3rd Wellington N of Breca on 16 April, 1944. A 4th, a Halifax E of Siegen on 11 May, 1944. A 5th, a "shared" Halifax 30 km S of Subotica on 30 May, 1944. A 6th, a B-25 S of Pecs on 10 June, 1944. A 7th, a Wellington S of Sombor on 3 July, 1944. An 8th & 9th, both Halifaxs at Sombor on 4 July, 1944. A 10th, a Wellington at Grussbach on 22 July, 1944. An 11th, a Wellington over Austria on 20 August, 1944. A 12th, a Wellington on 13 October, 1944. no location. A 13th, a Wellington in the Steinamanger area on 21 October, 1944. A 14th & 15th, both B-24s the night of 5-6 November, 1944, no location given. A 16th & 17th, both Halifax at Ancona on 17 November, 1944. An 18th & 19th, a Wellington and a B-24 the night of 23/24 November, 1944.
2257 Krause, SiegfriedStbsFw13(J)/LG-2 (8/40), 3/JG-77 (4/42 S.U.), 9/JG-11 (3/44)Bf 109E "Yellow 10" (30% damaged), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13076 (50% dam 4/29/42), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430007 (lost 3/15/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat over Lemförde. His first victory, a Spitfire in the Folkestone area on 24 August, 1940, an Ofw at the time. Found a photo online of his belly-landed "Yellow 10" being recovered by Luftwaffe personnel. WIC 29 April, 1942 after overturning on landing at Nowo Mosnowsk after running out of fuel.
2258 Krauss, AlbrechtLtII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731741 "Blue 11" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
WIFA 2 August, 1944 when he attempted a force landing in "Blue 11" during a training flight after an engine failure. The AC burst into flames, burning Krauss, and he died the next day.
2259 Krauss, WillyHptm2Stfkpt 4/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160049 (10% dam 8/31/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported damaged on 31 August, 1943 when he crashed at the Cancello airfield due to a servicing fault, pilot OK. One known victory, a P-38 55 km south of Insel Ischia, 2 September, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 40 km SE of Marburg on 7 January, 1944.
2260 Krauter,Fw25/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." on 3 August, 1943.
2261 Kräuter, WilhelmFw5/28/192177/JG-1 (10/43 Reich Def; 2/44 Reich Def), 10/JG-1 (1/45 Rheine-Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20512 "White 11" (lost 10/8/43, no detail, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410515 "White 11" (lost 2/8/44, combat w/P-47 at Dinant, bailed safely), Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110049 "White 13 + I" (lost 4/13/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk# 784090 "Green 23" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 at the Kraaijenisse Dyke near Dirksland Holland. He died in a crash after taking small arms return fire, returning after the attack on Maldegem airfield. Buried at Ysselsteyn Military Cemetery, Grave BW-6-134. WIA 13 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Bergen, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 26 November, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 S of Ijsselmeer on 29 November, 1943. His 3rd, a P-47 on 13 April, 1944, no location. His 4th, a Typhoon at Lisieux on 19 July, 1944. His 5th, a Spitfire over France on 28 July, 1944. His 6th, a Spitfire on 6 August, 1944. His 7th, a P-47 in the Chartres area on 7 August, 1944.
2262 Kray, FerdinandOblt7/3/1916Konstanz, Bodensee258/JG-51 (2/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 12/JG-51, Stfkpt 4/JG-302 (6/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441635 "Black 1" (lost 7/25/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1944 after being severely wounded during aerial combat with a P-51. He bailed safely but his chute did not open. He landed along a road near to Hohenberg (Kurt Rieder). His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 S of Gshatsk on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 20 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 8 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 16 March, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 5 August, 1943. A Boston III SW of Frossana on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 E of Yelnya on 12 August, 1943. Two Pe-2s and a LaGG-5in the Smolensk-Dukhovshchina areas on 13 August, 1943. One known western victory, a P-51 at Landau on 13 June, 1944. Another, a P-51 at Neusiedler See on 16 June, 1944. A B-24 at Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. A P-51 at Esztergom/Komoran on 2 July, 1944. His 21st, a B-24 in the Vienna area on 16 July, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 23rd, a B-17 at Sauerlach on 19 July, 1944. Another B-17, same day, at Starnberger See. His 25th, a B-17 at Traunsee on 21 July, 1944.
2263 Krebs, AlfredLt7/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3827 "9K + BR" (lost 8/13/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Tuapse 13 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List)
2264 Krebs, Friedrich WilhelmOblt1/24/191533/JG-1 (42), TO I/JG-1 (1/44 Dortmund Ger.)Fw 190A-4 (5/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530378 "Black
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Holthausen; bailed safely. Opposed the 306th BG over Wilhelmshaven on 21 May, 1943. Here he scored his 1st victory, a B-17. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) SW of Clervaux on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 2 November, 1943. Survived the war. Deceased 12 May, 2002.
2265 Krebs, KarlOfw11/16/1913Plauen6/KG-76 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "F1 + GP (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; shot down by a Hurricane at Church Farm, Aylesford, near Maidstone, possibly that of Sgt Paul Farnes of No. 501 Sq., three remaining unnamed crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (POW): War Correspondent Lt Buchmeier, Fw O.Watermann and Uffz H.Löffler. Krebs buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 9, Gr 355. The intended target seemed to be the RAF station, West Malling (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2266 Kreiszl, Uffz3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # unk (lost 8/26/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed at Eindhoven Holland on 26 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2267 Kremers, Wilhelm WilliUffz3/11/1922173/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# 410049 "Yellow 1" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA/POW 26 December, 1944 by Frauenburg (Map Quad 37318), Kurland. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 16 August, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 28 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and two P-39s on 14 September, 1944. Nos. 7 & 8, both P-39s on 14 September, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, both Yak-9s on 16 September, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. A 12th, an Il-2 on 20 September, 1944. A 13th, an Il-2 on 22 September, 1944. A 14th, a Yak-9 on 30 September, 1944. A 15th, an Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. A 16th, an Il-2 on 24 October, 1944. A 17th, a Pe-2 on 30 October, 1944.
2268 Krenn, Ignaz (Ignatz?)ObltStab I/KG-55He 111P Werk # unk "G1 + BB" (lost 8/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940; sd while on a mission to attack Portsmouth. Attacked by Hurricanes of No.43 Sq, piloted by S/L John Badger & Sgt HerbertHallowes and others, The ac crashed at Wick, just north of Littlehampton, Sussex. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Helmuth Morrack, Obs (WIA); Uffz Hans Degen, R/O; Uffz Willi Schneiders, Flt Engr (WIA and Fw Alois Schreck, Gnr (WIA) (D.Drury).)
2269 Krenz, HerbertOfw126/JG-27 (5/40 Channel, 4/41 Balkans, 6/41 S.U., 7/42 Africa)Bf 109E "Yellow 4 + -" in 40, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8703 "Yellow 12" (lost 9/1/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 September, 1942 during aerial combat by a Spitfire of RAF No. 601 Sq. at El Taqua, 15 km S of Hamman. His first known victory, a Fokker XXI over Rotterdam 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km E of Portsmouth on 18 August, 1940. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-15 on 22 June, 1941. 6 victories in the Desert. Two Blenheims on 13 April, 1941. His Bf 109F was badly damaged during aerial combat with British fighters on 29 April, 1942, but he manged to return to base. Another known victory, a P-40 southeast Murmin Busak N. Africa on 10 July, 1942. Another P-40 north of El-Hammam on 14 August, 1942. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Bowers/Lednicer, 11 victories.
2270 Kretschmer, AlfredOfw16/JG-2Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
2271 Kretschmer, WolfgangOblt4/15/1922191 (Erg)/JG-54 (9/41 S.U.), 5& 6/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.),4/JG-1 (3/44)Bf 109E, F & G in JG-54, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 643000 (or 463000) (lost 3/6/44) in 4/JG-1EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 6 March, 1944 by Col. Hub Zemke of the 57FG, flying a P-47. He bailed out with severe burns landing on a farm on the outskirts of Quakenbrück. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 14 September, 1941. A 2nd, an I-153 on 22 September, 1941. A 3rd, an I-18 at Kassybunge See on 17 February, 1942. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. A P-2 on 24 August, 1942. A 7th, a Yak-1 on 1 September, 1942. An 8th, a P-40 on 3 September, 1942. A 9th, a LaGG-3 on 23 February, 1943. A 10th, a P-2 on 14 March, 1943. An 11th, a LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. Magnus, 15 victories. He worked as an architect after the war in Haan. Deceased 7 August, 1999. 19 victories per LOCS.
2272 Kreuzer, Albrecht AlbertUffz12/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170322
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 May, 1944; Combat with a P-47, Vendome. One known victory, a Halifax at Chartainvilliers on 16 August, 1943. Mombeek MIA List.
2273 Krieg, Heinrich HeinzUffz7/28/192415/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 40789 "Black 8" (lost 7/15/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142379 "Black 5" (lost 8/27/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 27 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 5" with Spitfires near Merville, 2 km S of St. Venant. WIA 15 July, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 8" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq. over the Channel, NW of Abbeville. He bailed successfully, just as his AC blew up. His dinghy was sighted and he was rescued by ship before nightfall. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Marquise on 1 May, 1942. Note: This birthdate & birthplace may be incorrect. It seems I may have placed it incorrectly to Heinz Krieg in JG-300 and moved it to Heinrich when I discovered Heinz in JG-300, born 28 July, 1924!
2274 Kriegbaum, EmilLt37/JG-300 (4/44), 8/JG-300 (8/44), 12/JG-300 (11/44)Bf 109G-14 (lost 11/27/44 in the Harz area)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s of 357FG over the Harz mountains (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" 15 km N of Munich on 25 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Mosquito SW of Berlin on 16 August, 1944. A 3rd, a P-38 NW of Belluno on 23 August, 1944.
2275 Kriegel, GerhardLt288/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 6/JG-54 (9/42)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680183 "Black 4" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 May, 1944 over Braunschweig. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. A 3rd, an R-5 on 2 September, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 12 September, 1942. A 5th, an R-10 on 16 September, 1942. A 6th, a Yak-1 on 15 January, 1943. A 7th, an R-5 on 30 January, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 on 7 February, 1943. A 9th, a P-51 on 23 February, 1943. A 10th, a Pe-2 on 27 February, 1943. An 11th, an R-5 on 28 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 E of Woranowo on 22 May, 1943. Two Il-2s on 10 December, 1943. An La-5 and a Yak-9 on 12 December, 1943. A Yak-9 on 14 December, 1943. A Pe-2 on 26 March, 1944. A Yak-9 on 3 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 April, 1944. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 6 April, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 8 April, 1944.
2276 Krieger,Fw19/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 14 August, 1944.
2277 Krieger, AloisOgefrJG-26 (joins 7/41), 3/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8363 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 19 August, 1941 in aerial combat with British escort fighters. He crashed into the Channel.
2278 Krieger, GüntherFhr1/JG-102Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412118 (lost 8/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 30 August, 1944; belly landed at Noerre Tranders Denmark after striking electrical wires and catching fire, killing the pilot. He was buried in the War Graves Cemetery at Frederikshavn, Block 7. Grave 825.
2279 Krieger, WalterLt190766/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5558 "Yellow 6" (lost 6/25/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 June, 1941 over Russia. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane SE of Dover on 14 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane E of Margate on 24 August, 1940, a Fw at the time. A Spitfire northeast of Calais, 6 May, 1941. A second Spitfire, same day, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire N of Dungeness on 7 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire NE of Calais on 6 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941.
2280 Kringler, HeinzLt6/22/1909Breslau6/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # unk "5K + LP" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary and crashed into the sea off Reculver, Kent. The loss is believed attributable to a Hurricane of No. 111 Sq., piloted by Canadian, S/L Ernest McNab. McNab was a member of RCAF No. 1 Sq, gaining operational experience with RAF No. 111 Sq.. Remaining crew: Uffz Herbert Depenheuer, (KIA, bur CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 419), Gefr Oskar Rohleder (KIA, bur Ramsgate Cem., Sec MA, Gr 77) and Ogefr W. Duda (POW). Lt Kringler buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 418. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
2281 Krispel, HeinrichUffz3/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7351 (lost 8/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1943 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 54761.
2282 Kröber, ErhardUffz5/21/1922Groitzsch410/JG-3 (5/44), 13/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 23 December, 1944 from return fire of B-26s of the 322nd BG over Euskirchen. He died from these wounds a few days later. Buried Bad Münstereiffel, Block 4/12 (Rosseels). His first known victory, a B-17 NW of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. A 2nd, B-17 at Bouzonville on 3 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 20 km S of Riesa on 11 September, 1944.
2283 Krohn, Bernhard Johannes?Lt2/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9601 "RL+IA" "Black 6" (lost 8/23/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1941 5 km NNE of Krasnogwardeisk S.U..
2284 Kromer, AlfredLt239/JG-54 (10/41), Tech.Offz. III/JG-54Bf 109E-4 "Yel 8" (20%), Bf 109 G-4 #19811 & G-6 #412001 "Wh <2" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 in # 412001 over Haste/Wunstorf. Previous losses were: 15 April, 1941 in the E-4 at the Pancevo Yugoslavia airfield and 13 June, 1943 in the G-4 # 19811 "Yellow ?", a 100% loss over Neumünster. In these latter, the pilot disposition is not known. His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 11 October, 1941. A 2nd, a Douglas on 13 October, 1941. A 3rd Soviet, an I-26 of 158 IAP on 1 January, 1942 in the vicinity of Zelenets Island, near Lake Ladoga. A Soviet double on 14 June, 1942; both MiG-3s. An Il-2 on 29 October, 1941. An I-26 on 1 December, 1941. A Yak-1 on 27 April, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 3 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. A P-40 on 15 September, 1942. A DB-7 on 24 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 November, 1942. A western victory, a Spitfire W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943. A 15th, a Spitfire at Hillegom, 10 km SSW of Haarlem on 29 July, 1943. A 16th, a B-24 at Rheine/Nordhorn on 13 November, 1943. A 17th, a B-17 W of Oldheide on 20 December, 1943. An 18th & 19th, a MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 at Tokolowo on 29 December, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1943.
2285 Kromm, EduardMost likely, JG-52Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspDefected to the Soviets in August, 1941, in his 109.
2286 Kröner, ErnstHptmStab II/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142515 "F1 + AC" (lost 8/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost SW of Lentini 11 August, 1943, probably due to enemy night fighter, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
2287 Kroner, FritzUffz4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130661 "6G + HR" (lost 8/22/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 August, 1943 NE of Juchino due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
2288 Kröner, Hans FriedrichLt210/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6223 (lost 9/23/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23/24 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 605 Sq., piloted by F/Lt C.E. Knowles. He was shot down during a landing attempt at Mainz-Finthen airfield (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Uffz Otto Damman and Gnr Ogefr Karl Buls. The RCAF Claims list indicated the Canadian pilot was F/L M.W. Beveridge of No. 418 Sq.. One known victory, a Wellington NW of Alkmaar on 17 August, 1943.
2289 Kronschnabel, JosefOfw11/8/1913149/JG-53 (3/41; 6/41 S.U.; 4/42 Malta)Bf 109F-2(3/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk # 6700 (90% dam 4/3/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6698(100%), F-4 "Yel 3 + I" (4/42), Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 7339 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 8/31/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1942 after being hit by AA fire and bailing safely 18 km south of El Alamein. He served often as wingman for Lt Erich Schmidt (Prien). He was uninjured in an emergency landing in Wk# 6700 on 3 April, 1941 due to bad weather (Prien). Uninjured in a force landing at Leupalingen S.U. in Wk# 6698 due to engine damage on 22 June, 1941 (Prien). His first known Soviet victory, an I-15 or I-16 on 22 June, 1941. Another Soviet victory, an unnamed AC on 26 July, 1941 (Prien). His tenth victory was a Spitfire over Malta on 25 April, 1942. A P-40 of SAAF No. 2 Sq., piloted by Lt. Brown on his first mission, S of Gazala on 29 May, 1942. A Spitfire of RAF No. 112 Sq. near Gazala on 1 June, 1942, "unconfirmed". Another victory, a P-40 15 km south of Gambut, was recorded 18 June, 1942, and another P-40 30 km south of Burg el Arab on 7 August, 1942. A Hurricane of SAAF No. 7 Sq. near Qattara Depression on 31 August, 1942, being shot down shortly after by AA fire. Deceased 25 September, 2003.
2290 Kroschaulski,Uffz18/JG-52Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a DB-3 E of Dufeprowska on 30 August, 1942.
2291 Kroschinski, Hans-JoachimLt5/11/1920Saalfeld, Ostpreussen762/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), Fighter Instr., Unit in Kurland aft Sept 44 (?), 3/JG-54 (12/44)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A-4 # (14)5794 "Blk 11" (lost 7/21/43), Fw 190A-9 # 380360 "Yellow 6" (lost 12/21/44)
RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/43)
EP(10/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
1 Bomber. 2 Tanks, 1 Gun Boat in Lake Ladoga, and 2 MTBs in Finnish Bay. On 21 December, 1944, after shooting down five Pe-2s, he was seriously wounded and lost both eyes and his right leg while flying Werk# 380360, a Pe-2 victim over Frauenburg. Shot down w/wounds 21 July, 1943 in # (14)5794 by a La-5 over Map Quad. 54711. 360 missions, including 240 low level attacks. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 11 November, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 23 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 2 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 3 May, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. An Il-7 on 13 July, 1943. Two La-5s on 16 July, 1943. An La-5 on 21 August, 1943. An La-5 on 15 December, 1943. A LaGG-3 in the Wesenberg sector on 4 January, 1944. A Soviet P-39 on 29 October, 1944. Two P-39s and a Yak-9 on 30 October, 1944. Three Il-2s on 7 November, 1944. Deceased 7 January, 1995. Photo
2292 Krösing, HeinzUffz12/17/19191(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430651 "4U + CH" (lost 8/22/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his Observer Lt Günther Wissel and two other unnamed crew over Malta 22 August, 1943 probably due to enemy return fire (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: POW; SD with wounds and hospitalized at St Patrick's before encarsiration ( German Losses Over Malta).
2293 Krug,Lt14/JG-5Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 W of Hamburg on 4 August, 1944.
2294 Krug, Hans PeterOblt9 5/JG-26 (5/40), 4/JG-26 (8/40), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (9/40) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3413 "Blk 5" (6/40 France), Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 5385 "White 12 + -" (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 September, 1940 after making a forced landing at Sheerlands Farm, Pluckley, Kent resulting from aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF No. 501 Sq.. On 16 April, 1942, he broke out of the large POW Camp at Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. After stealing a boat near Windsor and paddling to Belle Island in the Detroit River, he fled rapidly through Detroit, Chicago and Dallas on his way to Mexico. He was arrested in San Antonio on 1 May, 1942, after a hotel clerk became suspicious and called the FBI, and was returned to the Canadian Camp. His first victory, a Spitfire I near Waalhaven, 13 May, 1940, and a 2nd, a Spitfire I near Dordrecht, same day. His 3rd, a Hurricane north of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 4th, another Hurricane north of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. Another known victory, his 5th, a Spitfire over Margate on 12 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire at Marquise on 22 August, 1940. His 9th, a Defiant at Boulogne on 23 August, 1940. The Bowers/Lednicer Ace List identifies Hans as "Heinz".
2295 Krug, PeterLtStffüh 6/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 4251 "5K + LP" (lost 8/28/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 28 August, 1940: sd by a Spitfire of No.54 Sq., piloted by S/L James Leathart, after initially being damaged by AA fire on the way to his target. The ac went into the sea off Foreness Point, Kent. Remaining crew (POW/WIA): Gefr Artur Burghardt, Obs; Gefr Willi Gailer, R/O and Flg Anton Brückmann, Gnr (D.Drury).
2296 Krüger, AlfredUffz234/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13509 "White 3 + -" (lost 8/29/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10402 "Yellow 6" (lost 2/3/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 February, 1943 after downing 2 Soviet fighters, when he made a force landing at Bagajewskij, 20 km west of Rostow, due to flak. Known to have crashed after aerial combat in "White 3" on 29 August, 1942, but was uninjured (Brekken). His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 24 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 August, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 27 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 28 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 August, 1942. An R-5 on 19 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An R-5 on 26 September, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 26 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 February, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 2 February, 1943. Two more Yak-1s on 3 February, 1943.
2297 Krüger, Friedrich "Fritz"Lt3/4/1923Löbau 2/StG-5 (12/42), I/SG-5 (12/43) Ju 87, C445 (dam 12/12/43), Fw 190F-8 Werk # Unk "Q9 + BA" (lost 8/16/44) Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp Injured 12 December, 1943 while making a force landing near Idriza airfield due to engine failure on takeoff. Shot down by fighters 16 August, 1944 in the vicinity of Werro Estonia; bailed safely (LOCS).
2298 Krüger, GünterGefr1/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/7/44 at Bad Wörrishofen) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 7 August, 1944 when he crashed into a barn during a training exercise at Bad Wörrishofen. Source: JG-300 Loss List
2299 Krüger, Horst 'Benno'Lt9Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (8/41), Stab II/JG-2 (12/41)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20269 "Black 1"(lost 7/26/42) in July 42EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 July, 1942 after aerial combat with 2 Spitfires of RAF No. 91 Sq., 10 km south of Dungeness. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire downed on 4 September, 1941, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 18 September, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 21 September, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 27 September, 1941. His 7th, a Halifax near Brest on 30 December, 1941. Two victories on 12 February, 1942; a Swordfish and a Spitfire. Magnus, 16 victories.
2300 Krüger, KarlOblt8/22/1918Stfkpt 6/KG-2 Do 217E-4 Werk # 1217 "U5 + OP" (lost 8/19/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 19 August, 1942 when he failed to return after attacking the Allied landing at Dieppe. He was believed lost due to an attack by fighters. His body washed ashore, after crashing into the North Sea off Leeuwarden, Netherlands. Oblt Krüger is buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk AR, Row 5, Gr 110. Remaining crew: Gefr Wilhelm Glänzer (MIA), Uffz Karl Heinz Grasse (KIA, bur Bourdon 19/1/25) and Uffz Paul Kloska (MIA) (C.De Swart & D.Drury).

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