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2401 Bresnik, GottfriedFwunknown TransportJu 34Transport Operational ClaspKIC 3 November, 1943; crashed near two farm buildings, one named Hochkogler in Lower Austria presumably due to pilot error. On board were two students; Uffz Leonhard Matousek and Uffz Bodo Neumann and an R/O, Fw Erhard Ostermann. All four were killed and found nearby the wreckage. Source: Kurt Rieder.
2402 Bresoschek, KarlHptmActing Kdr III/JG-77 (10/43; Kdr 6/44 Romania)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163115 "Black << - +" (70% dam 6/6/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat, crash landed ESE of Mizil (Bf 109 Loss List).
2403 Bressler, OskarLt11/2/1920Ludwigshafen am Rhein14(Pz)/SG-9 (7/44), SG-151 (1/45)Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141858 (dam 7/27/44)Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational ClaspInjured in an emergengy landing at Przemysl, Poland 27 July, 1944, caused by AA fire (D.Drury).
2404 Brestlauch,Uffz12/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L.Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 24 June, 1942.
2405 Bretano, vonLtStab III/JG-77 (Crete)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6399 "Black <" (60% dam 5/30/41)Fighter Operational ClaspUninjured in a taxiing accident at Malemes on 30 May, 1941.
2406 Bretnütz, Hans GeorgOblt2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0188 "9V + FK" (lost 5/26/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 26 May, 1944; sd into the Atlantic by a Sea Hurricane of FAA 835 Sq., piloted by Lt Allen Burgham, off HMS Nairana. Remaining crew: Uffz Wolfgang Bock, Co-pilot; Lt Hans Mahs, Obs; Fw Fritz Wiens, R/O 1; Ogefr friedrich Bauer, R/O 2; Gefr Eduard Mrowczynski, Flt Engr; Uffz Wilhelm Bruckhaus, Gnr 1; Uffz Herbert Möller, Gnr 2; Ogefr Karl Horn, Gnr 3 and Gefr Karl Unger, Gnr 4 (D.Drury).
2407 Bretnütz, Heinz 'Pietsch'Hptm1/24/1914Mannheim322.J/88 in Spain, Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (9/39), Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (6/40), Kdr II/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109B & D(39), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 4112"Blk <<"(5% dam 10/20/40), Bf 109E-1 "Yel 10", Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6674 "Black << + -" (lost 6/22/41)
RK(10/22/40)

Spanish Cross-G(6/6/39)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Plus 2 victories in Spain. 12 balloons. His first victory, a Fesselballon, 20 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Curtis Hawk S of Bienwald on 25 September, 1939. Nos 3 & 4, both Morane 406s SW of Saargemünd on 31 October, 1939 in Bf 109D "Yellow 10". His 5th, a Wellingtom in the Saargemund area, 31 March, 1940. His 9th, a Bloch 151 E of Compiegne on 7 June, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire S of Swanage on 8 August, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Hawkinge on 5 September, 1940. On 20 October, 1940, he was required to force land his Wk# 4112 after downing his 20th, an RAF Hurricane, but the Hurricane cause his damage in the engagement. He crashed at St Inglevert, France. His 25th & 26th, both Hurricanes at Ashford on 30 November, 1940. His 30th, a Lysander N of Deal on 4 May, 1941. On 22 June, 1941, after shooting down a Russian SB-2 bomber in his Wk# 6674, he had to force land as a result of return fire striking his engine, and was seriously wounded. After being hidden by friendly locals, he was hospitalized too late, and he died 27 June 1941, from complications after losing a leg on the Eastern Front. 244 missions. Photo
2408 Breton, ErnstUffz1/18/1921Jengschow, China2Jasta Staffel- Helgoland 11/JG-11 (11/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G, Bf 109T-2 Werk # 7735 "Green 24" (lost at sea 11/18/43)
EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 November, 1943 after claiming his 2nd victory. He crashed into the sea, near Skagerrak, off the coast of Sweden. His body washed ashore at Skätto, on the west coast of Sweden on 6 December, 1943, and he was buried there on 16 December, 1943 (Source: B.Widfeldt). One known victory, a B-17 in the Mandal area on 16 November, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 on 18 November, 1943.
2409 Bretschneider, GüntherGefr16/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461953 (lost 11/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 November, 1944 in the Düren area, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List).
2410 Bretschneider, HansUffzIII/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2046 "T6 + BM" (lost 3/24/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 March, 1942 in the Marsa-Scirocco area after being hit by flak, no mention of crew.
2411 Bretschneider, JosefLt7/3/19186/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141282 "F1 + EP" (lost 7/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew at Avola 15 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2412 Bretschneider, KlausOblt5/4/1920Berlin, Steglitz31 6/JG-300 (3/44), 5/JG-300 (6/44), Stfkpt 5(Nacht)/JG-300 (10/44; 12/44 Löbnitz) Fw 190A-7 "Yellow 1N" w 6 Stf., Fw 190A-8/R8 "Red 16" (rammed a B-24 in this a/c.), Fw 190A-8/R8 Werk# 682204 "Red 1" (lost 12/24/44) w/5 Stf.
RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in "Red 1" "Rauhbautz IV", after being shot down by a Mustang of 357FG, possibly Maj.Leonard "Kit" Carson of 352FS, over the Knüll Mountains in Central Germany, near Kassel (Hausen/Oberaula). His 1st victory, at night against RAF bombers, came on 6 September, 1943. 14 of his victories were RAF bombers at night, including a double victory on 24 March, 1944; both "4 mots" N of Krefeld. A P-51 in the Füssen area on 18 July, 1944. A P-38 S of Munich on 19 July, 1944. A B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A B-24 (HSS) near Budweis/Böhmen (Bohemia) on 24 August, 1944. A P-51 SE of Göttingen on 27 September, 1944. A B-17 at Hildesheim on 28 September, 1944. 17 of his victories were U.S. bombers during the day, 3 of which he downed on 7 October, 1944. He was forced to bail (safely) on this date after ramming the 3rd B-17. Magnus Report, 34 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 40 victories.
2413 Brett, AlbertUffz411/JG-1 (8/42), 7/JG-1 (11/43), Stab III/JG-1 (1/44)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire southwest of Tilburg on 28 August, 1942. His 2nd, a P-38 on 29 November, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 N of Dordrecht on 1 December, 1943. A 4th, a P-47 at Nordhorn-Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944.
2414 Brettschneider, LudwigUffz4/JG-11Fw 190A-7 most likely (lost 3/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspBelieved KIA 8 March, 1944, shot down by a P-51 during a low level attack near Wunstorf. Source: L. Wiegels.
2415 Bretzl, UffzErg.St./StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2125 "NP + CO" (lost 7/19/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 July, 1942, near Derna, due to engine trouble while on a ferry flight. Ju 87 Loss List
2416 Breu, GüntherOblt1(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardufuss)Ju 88A-17 Werk # 300069 "1H + BH" (lost 2/10/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Location, Barents Sea (KG-26 Loss List).
2417 Breu, Peter PaulMaj6/13/1915Schwabhausen bei Gotha3 Stfkpt 6/KG-3 (1/41), Kdr II/KG-3 (6/42), Kdr II/KG-76 (45) Ju 88C-6 (destroyer), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1264 "5K + AP" (lost 2/3/42), Ar 234 in KG-76
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)
EP(9/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" Hanger
Werk # 1264 was lost in a landing accident which killed Uffz Gerhard Richter, his R/O and injured Breu, Fw August Fredericksen, Obs and Uffz Gerhard Walz, Gnr.. Deceased 2 August, 2001, Weingarten.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Signed cover Luftwaffe signed cover - Peter Paul Breu / Wilhelm Antrup / Peter Broich / Wolfgang Bechtle - No. 42 from the Hans Rossbach series of 80

Major Peter Paul Breu (1915-2001) from Schwabhausen / Thuringia from Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow" Peter Paul Breu was born on June 13, 1915 in Schwabhausen near Gotha. Already in 1939 he flew in Poland, over France and England as captain of the 6th Squadron of the combat squadron 3 "Lützow". During the Eastern campaign he took command of the II/KG-3. As such, he destroyed 34 transport trains, bombed recognized enemy positions and recognized an enemy tank breakthrough during a reconnaissance flight in the Kirov area. Breu went on the attack and destroyed no less than 26 tanks. On 02.10.1942 Breu received the Knight's Cross for the three aircraft, which were still shot down by his crew. After the war, Breu established a successful petroleum wholesale business. Peter Paul Breu died on 02.08.2001 in Weingarten near Biberach.
2418 Breuckmann, HansUffz2/Fl.ü.G.-1 SüdostBf 109G-6 Werk # 710120 (lost 4/12/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured when bailing from his ac at Brüx CZ 12 April, 1944 due to and engine fire during a delivery flight.
2419 Breuer, AlexFw2(H)/14, 2/NAGr-14 (9/43 Med)Bf 109G-4, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15980 "Black 5 + -" (lost 9/4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Reggio (Bf 109 Loss List). DK-G Awards List
2420 Breuer, Anton vonObltWekusta 5He 111H-11 Werk # 110019 (lost 2/10/45)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC 10 February, 1945 with three unnamed crewmen, crashing at Luzicke, CZ, cause unknown (F.Braun).
2421 Breukel, WendolinLt145/NJG-2 (Med 8/43)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750338 (65% dam 8/6/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 1 March, 1944; crashed into the Harrenstedter Forest during a low level transit flight (Boiten). He and one unnamed crew were injured when they taxied into a bomb crater on 6 August, 1943 at an undisclosed location in Wk# 750338 (Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 near Thiancourt, by Metz, on 14 October, 1943. a 2nd, a Halifax by Habenhausen on 20 December, 1943. Six known victories were Lancasters on 14 January, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
2422 Breunicke, WilliOfwWekusta 51Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430415 "4T + BH" (lost 5/15/43) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Flight Troop Sonstige 15 May, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The crash location was probably into the Atlantic, off Ireland, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Reg.Rat. Paul Schreiner, Obs; Uffz Otto Völker, R/O and Ogefr Fritz Müller, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Braunicke
2423 Breunig, ErichLt19/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165225 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 7/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 6 July, 1944 during aerial combat in the Caen/Bayeux area. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 on 23 June, 1944, no location.
2424 Breves, AdolfHptm12/22/191617Stfkpt 12/NJG-1, Stab IV/NJG-1 (7/44), Kdr II/NJG-1 (10/44 to end)Bf 110, Ju 88G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Twelve victories were four-engine bombers and one Mosquito. One known victory, a Halifax 6 km SW of Courtrai on 9 May, 1944. A Lancaster N of Luxembourg on 11 May, 1944. A double victory on 13 June, 1944; both "4 mots", one at St. Trond, the other 32 km from Amsterdam. A triple victory on 17 June, 1944; all "4 mots", at Utrecht and Seiden. Another triple, all "4 mots" on 22 June, 1944; one at Venlo, one at Breda-Tilburg and one at Rosendaal. Another "4 mot" on 26 July, 1944, no location given. A "4 mot" at Rieneth on 13 August, 1944. A Mosquito N of the Düsseldorf airfield on 18 December, 1944. Deceased 28 March, 1993.
2425 Brey, GeorgFw12/JG-52 (7/41 DeVlijt FP), 4/JG-52 (12/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8129 (35% dam 7/1/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12745 "White 6" (lost 12/2/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1941, shot down at Ruplewo by Soviet fighters as he was strafing a truck column. His first victory, a Stirling 150 km NW of Borkum on 1 July, 1941, an Uffz at the time. Added: He was uninjured 1 July, 1941 in a landing accident at the De Vlijt airfield (SGLO).
2426 Breyer, HeinzFwFl.Ausb.Regt. 61 (Oschatz), KG.z.b.V.-172 (11/39), 2/FFS-C7, 2/KG.z.b.V.-106 (6/17/41), 2/Frontflieger-Sammeigr.-Dortmund (2/43), 1/KG.z.b.V.-106 (4/43), 3/Erg.Trp. Flg. Gesch. (6/44), (LKS-2 (8/44)Ju 52/3mNarvik Shield (1/30/41) Russian Campaign Medal (9/9/42), EK 2 (5/1/40), EK 1 (3/12/42), Transport Operational Clasp in Gold (5/19/42)Data off Pilot License/J.Fenninger 10/2022.
See page of Heinz Breyer original documents

Courtesy Joël Fenninger
2427 Breyl, FranzUffzI/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210200 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Mainz-Gonzenheim.
2428 Briedl, AdolfLt1920II/JG-3 (9/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "Black < 1+ -" (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944; crashed N of Helfta, near Eisleben, cause unknown (LOCS).
2429 Briedl, AlfredLt5/ZG-76 (7/44 Prag-Ruzyne) Me 410B-2 Werk # 710388 "M8 + ?4" (lost 7/4/44) Destroyer Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIC 4 July, 1944 when his ac crashed at Zabori, CZ. while on a training mission, probable cause technical failure. His R/O, Uffz Herbert Dahnken, survived by bailing (F.Braun).
2430 Briegleb, WalterOblt4/30/192325 10/NJG-3 (2/44, 10/44 Westerland), Stfkpt 7/NJG-2 (3/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710639 "D5 + EV" (lost 10/6/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk "4R + IR" & Ju 88G-6 Wk# 622338 (or 938) "4R + BR" (all flown in 7/NJG-2, March 1945), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621800 "4R + LR" (impounded Portugal 5/1/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His Ju 88G-1 crashed at Opsterland Holland, by Bakkeveen, on 6 October, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Shot down by a Mosquito of No.141 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A.C.Callacher. Oblt Briegleb, his Obs, Uffz Brandt and Gnr Uffz Braunlich were uninjured. His R/O, Fw P.Kowalewski, was KIA and buried Yssel AT-10-238. One known victory, a "4 mot" W of Berlin on 20 February, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Halle-Leipzig on 24 March, 1944. A "4 mot" 100 km WSW of Copenhagen on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" near Duisburg on 22 May, 1944. Four victories, all "4 mots" in the Paris -Rouen area on 11 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Abbeville area on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Beacon "Kurfürst" on 17 June, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Amsterdam on 19 July, 1944. Two "4 mots" 50 km S of Radio Beacon "Kurfürst" on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Normeny, S of Metz, on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" 30 km SW of Kiel on 26 August, 1944. A Wellington at St Avold on 3 October, 1944. A "4 mot" into the Sea near Ostfreich on 6 October, 1944. A Wellington on 2 December, 1944, no location. His last two victories, Lancasters; one S of Waddington airfield, the 2nd 40 km W of Lincoln, 3/4/March, 1945. On 1 May, 1945, Briegleb and his R/O, Ofw Möller, flew their AC to Portugal. Magnus & Jager Blatt article. Added: On 1 May, 1945, Briegleb & crew reportedly deserted, landing their Werk # 621800 at the Pedras Rubras airport in Porto Portugal. Remaining crew: Ofw Klaus Möller, named as pilot on this flight and Uffz Josef Allram (or Aulram), R/O? (D.Drury).
2431 Brierklein, LudwigUffz5/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1746 "4D + LN" (lost 5/18/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 May, 1942; failer to return from a mission to Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Johann Roseberger, Observer (MIA); Ogefr Fritz Krükgerle, Gunner (MIA) and Ogefr Josef Huber, Mech (WIA). Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Briesslein (Ju 88 Loss List). Breisslein seems more Germanic.
2432 Brietenfelder, HeinrichOfw25/NJG-5Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Fontainbleu on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" NW of Münster on 23 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Breitenfelder.
2433 Brietz, GüntherUffz23/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk# 2186( lost 8/19/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1942; AA fire, crashed into the sea north of Dieppe. One known victory, a Lysander on 12 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942, the date he went MIA. Mombeek MIA List.
2434 Brighenti, SilvioHptmItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 2a Squadriglia/Gruppo "Terracciano" (7/44 Goslar)SM.81Transport Operational ClaspNeulen
2435 Brill, Karl "Ede"Oblt3/20/192052 5/JG-54 (3/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (2/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (7/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-54 (11/44), Stfkpt in II/JG-7 (3/45) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 "White 3" in 10 & 13/JG-54, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (10/27/43)


EK 1 (8/11/43) & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (3/23/43)
His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston III on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 28 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1943. Two DB-3Fs, a LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 14 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Nevel on 11 October, 1943. An La-5 on 29 December, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 8 January, 1944. An La-5 on 19 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 24 January, 1944. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. An Il-2 15 km N of Pleskowo on 13 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 February, 1944. An La-5 on 18 February, 1944. An One known western victory, a P-51 S of Köln on 18 December, 1944.
2436 Brimacher, GerhardOfw8/StG-77Ju 87EP(9/21/42)
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Vermeer EP Awards List
2437 Brimml, sicUffz14/JG-51Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 escort over Romania on 15 April, 1944.
2438 Brinckmann, FriedrichOblt7/20/1920Einbeck/Hannover5(F)/122 ('40), Stfkpt Wekusta 26 (1/44), Stfkpt 6(F)/122 (6/44-5/45) DO 17P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D
RK(12/30/43)

EK 1 & 2
DK-G (6/15/42), EP (12/8/41), Observer Operational Clasp
WikiLuft Data & LOCS. Alternate spelling: Brinkmann.


Brinckmann receives RK Italy 1943-12-30
2439 Brindlicher, Otto ErichLt7/6/19233/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462791 "Yellow 15" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 362FG over Zemmern (St Vith). Buried Trier Hauptfriedhof JI/2. Source: A. Rosseels. Alternate spelling: Brindlinger.
2440 Bringmann, ArnoldFw35Stab I/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (2/43), 8/JG-3 (9/43), 4/JG-3 (11/44), Act StfFüh 1/JG-3 (12/44), JG-7 (4/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-14/AS, Me 262A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st known Soviet, an Il-2 SW of Alayev on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 22 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 25 March, 1943. A DB-3 and an Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. His 14th, a LaGG-3 on 15 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 17 April, 1943. A 17th, a Yak-1 on 28 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory, a Spitfire over southern Italy, 14 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-47 SW of Haiger on 2 December, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Diepholz on 8 December, 1944. Two LaGG-3s on 3 March, 1945. Mörl Interrogation Report.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Arnold Bringmann (R) with Me 109 at St. Omer-Arques in the winter of 1940 - 41
2441 Brink,Oblt12/StG-77Ju 87 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Spitfire at Thorney Island on 18 August, 1940.
2442 Brink, AlfredUffz21/JG-2Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 N of Breteuil on 29 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 SE of Conches on 5 July, 1944.
2443 Brink, KurtObltStab II/JG-52Bf 109F most likey (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 July, 1941 during an air raid on Vitebsk (airfield). Source: D. Stankey.
2444 Brinkers,Uffz13/JG-106Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) in the Stuttgart-Reutlingen area on 6 September, 1943.
2445 Brinkhaus, FranzHptm3/19/1917134/NJG-1 (5/42), NJG-3, 9/NJG-2 (10/43), 7 & 6/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr II/NJG-2 (4/45 to end)Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3358 G9 + AM" (35% dam 7/30/42; injured when he crashed in the Feuerbach-Langenhain area due to disorientation, Ju 88G in NJG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Bade
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories scored on 31 May, 1942; a Wellington 35 km northwest of Köln, and a Halifax 30 km northwest of Köln, by Bergheim. Another, a Lancaster 50 km NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Two "4 mot" victories on 20 February, 1944, one SE of Bremen, the other at Gradnetz. A "4 mot" 40 km NE of Frankfurt on 18 March, 1944. Four victories on 8 June, 1944; all "4 mots", S of Dieppe and in the Beauvais & Abbeville areas. A "4 mot" by Chateaudun on 1 July, 1944. A "4 mot" near St Leu on 8 July, 1944. His 13th, a Hudson NE of Cambridge on 3/4 March, 1945. This 13th may have been a Mosquito of 169 Sq.. Boiten, 13 to 18 victories. Bf 110 Loss Lists suggests 25 victories.
2446 Brinkmann,ObltStffüh 2/StG-77 (8/40)Ju 87Dive Bomber Operational ClaspBattle of Britain pilot. Narrowly escaped attacks by the British fighters on 18 August, 1940 after a raid on England. Source: Rudolf Singler narrative
2447 Brinkmann,Fw3/ZG-26Bf 110C-3 Werk # 1372 "U8 + HL" (lost 9/11/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 11 September, 1940 after making an emergency landing at Cobham Farm, Charing, due to engine trouble after a fighter attack. Both crew POW. Bf 110 Loss List
2448 Brinkmann, Arnold "Fritz"Hptm6/10/1915*16 Stab I/NJG-3 (11/43), 8/NJG-3 (4/44-3/45) Bf 110G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Bürgstadt on 26 November, 1943. Another, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" near Osnabrück on 22 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Insel Falster (Denmark?)on 23 April, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" NW of Bramsche on 13 August, 1944. A 6th, same night, a "4 mot" in the Senden area. A 7th, a "4 mot" near Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A triple victory on 27 August, 1944, all three "4 mots"; two at Insel Samso, and one 10 km NW of Hornum. A "4 mot" opposing the Darmstadt Raid on 11 September, 1944. A "4 mot" at Deutsche Bucht on 15 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Believed to have survived the war. * His birthdate is questionable; another source states the date as 29 March, 1915 (LOCS).
2449 Brinkmann, FritzLt12/3/1919Müssen57/JG-300 (7/43), 9/JG-300 (9/43), TO I/JG-302 (3/44), I/JG-301 (7/44), Stab I/JG-301 (11/44)Bf 109G-6 (lost 3/21/44), Fw 190A Werk # 202242 (lost 11/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat, crashed near Einbeckhausen; buried Wunstorf Friedhof 9/10 (A. Rosseels). Two known victories, both "4 mots" at Hamburg, 30 July, 1943. A Lancaster S of Berlin, 4 September, 1943. A "4 mot" at Senarpont and another at St Quentin, on 8 July, 1944. WIA 21 March, 1944; sd by a night fighter in the vicinity of Neuburg, hospitalized (LOCS).
2450 Brinkmann, HansUffzIII/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163127 "Black 5" (lost 8/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspReported KIA 17 August, 1944, cause and location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
2451 Brinkmann, HeinrichLt3/12/1917Flachsberg2/Erpro-210 (Channel) Bf 110D-0 "S9 + NK" (lost 8/14/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp Both Brinkmann and his R/O, Uffz Richard Mayer, were KIA 14 August, 1940, hit by flak at Manston airfield. (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: After being hit by AA fire, he is believed to have collided with Uffz Hans Steding, the two ac crashing Both Brinkmann & Mayer buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11; Brinkmann in Gr 423; Mayer in Gr 425 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2452 Brinkmann, Heinz "Hans"Lt9/JG-54 Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170351 "Yellow 6" (or Yellow 8) (lost 6/10/44) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 10 June, 1944; aerial combat east of Caen.
2453 Brinkmann, HelmutFw6/13/1920Stade/Hannover7/JG-1 (10/43 Leeuwarden) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15389 "White 12" (lost 10/14/43) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 14 October, 1943 during an attack on American bombers and P-47 escorts. His G-6 crashed in "de Vink" at Kerkrade Holland on 14 October, 1943 (DeSwart). No known grave (Geensen). Added: SGLO indicates that the Wk# is 26056, and that his remains were unrecoverable.
2454 Brinz, WalterFwI/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 22 (90% Dam 7/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 July, 1943 during aerial combat, made a belly landing at the Orel-West airfield.
2455 Brisch, HelmutUffz1/23/19232JG-26 (per Butler Pilot List), 9/JG-54 (2/45), 10/JG-54Fw 190D-9 "Black 6" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Opertional Clasp
Shot down without wounds 14 February, 1945 near Troewest/Warendorf. One known victory, a Canadian-flown Spitfire of the 2nd TAF downed earlier on 14 February, 1944. A 2nd known victory, a Spitfire in the Rheine area on 24 February, 1945. Deceased 5 December, 1998.
2456 Brissolese, 2/LtRegia Aeronautica Italiana208°Sq 101°Grp Autonomo (Malta)Ju 87 (lost 9/26/41)KIA the night of 25/26 September, 1941 when he was sd on a night mission over Malta (Italian Losses Over Malta)
2457 Britz, EugenOgefr9/JG-5 (S.U.Bf 109F-4 Werk# 8993 "Yellow 3" "GC + KQ" (lost 4/3/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 April, 1943; Aerial combat south of Murmaschi. (Declared dead in 1989 R.Rautio).
2458 Britzlmair, EduardUffz14/JG-3Bf 109G Werk # 411348 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Shot down with wounds in aerial combat north of Magdeburg. Pilot bailed successfully, and the AC crashed at Moeckern near Magdeburg. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Bad Hersfeld on 24 February, 1944.
2459 Brix,Fw14(Eis)/KG-55 (7/44 Riga)He 111H-16Bomber Operational ClaspHis Observer for 66 flights from 7/44 to 2/45 from airfields in Silesia was Ofw Karl Schäfer, an RK Holder. Remaining crew: a Gunner named Kügler, and Fw Alfred Opalka, R/O. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2460 Brix, Otto ObltStfkpt 1(F)/Ob,d,L. (North Sea)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3164 K9 + AH" (lost 7/6/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 6 July, 1940 at sea off Scotland (?), cause unknown. Two crew, Lt Ewald Kösters and Uffz Hans Berganau were MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Crashed into the North Sea, 100 miles NNE of Aberdeen Scotland after being attacked by a Spitfire of No. 603 Sq.. (Observer Loss List).
2461 Brixel, HelmuthFhjUffz9/JG-54 Bf 109E-1 Werk# 6071 "Yellow ?" (lost 10/24/40) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 24 October, 1940; a takeoff accident near Bergen N.H. Added: Buried Ysselsteyn CL-1-11 (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2462 Brixius, GüntherOblt2/7/191612/KG-3 (Brussels-Evere)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 3459 "5K + DW" (lost 4/25/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 25/26 April, 1942; while intruding over British Night Fighter airfields in the Bath area, the crew became lost and was claimed damaged at 22:45 hours by Cardiff AA site 112 HAA Regt.. The crew then flew up the Wye Valley before being shot down by F/O Wyrill and Sgt Willins in Beaufighter X7933 of RAF No.255 Sq.. The AC crashed at Lan-Haylo Farm, Gwaunceste Hill, Builth Wells, Brecon at 23:50 hours. Remaining crew: Ofw Walter Kreinenbrock, Observer (POW); Gefr Paul Kochon, R/O (POW) and Fw Adolf Liedig, Mech (KIA). Brixius and Liedig were originally buried in Glascum Church Cemetery, and later moved to the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Brixius buried 7/4/103; Liedig buried 7/4/104 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2463 Broch, FriedrichOblt6/5/191688/JG-54Bf 109G-6s; Wk#s 20065 "Blk 8", 1982_"Blk ?", & 411502 "Blk 7" (all lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 22 December, 1943 in Wk# 20065, w/o wounds at Graffeld. Shot down 31 January, 1944 in Wk# 1982_, with wounds over Schwerin. Shot down 8 April, 1944 in Wk# 411502, with wounds over Helmstedt.
2464 Broch, HugoLt1/6/1922Leichlingen, Rheinland81ERG-Ost, 6/JG-54 (1/43), 8/JG-54 (Kurland)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470235 "Black <1" (lost 11/18/43)
RK(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)
EP(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 18 November, 1944, in Werk# 470235, 15 km south of Libau S.U.. 324 combat missions. All victories in the East. He was wingman for Ademeit and Sterr. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 March, 1943, a Gefr at the time. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 21 July, 1943. A Yak-7 at Orel on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. A Yak-7 and a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 19 August, 1943. Two La-5s on 24 August, 1943. An La-5 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 26 October, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 5 November, 1943. An La-5 on 17 August, 1944. Two La-5s on 21 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. Three Il-2s on 28 October, 1944. He achieved 12 double and 3 triple victories on one mission each. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
Aged 95 Broch was given the opportunity to fly a Spitfire


2465 Brochhaus, EdwinFhjFw16/NJG-101 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 110 EK 2
Night fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14/15 September, 1944 at Matrafurck during a night fighter attack (Boiten). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3F 15 km S of Matrageb the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Killed same evening. Alternate spelling: Brockhaus (Boiten).
2466 Brochhauser, HeribertOfw12/23/19129/JG-54 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-4 Werk# 16115 "CD+WK" "Yellow 2" (lost 5/15/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1943 during aerial combat near Nortorf, northwest of Neumünster. Alternate spelling: Brockhaus (Bf 109 Loss List).
2467 Brock, Friedrich 'Fritz'Hptm5/6/1916Perlach, Bayern, Germany8FFS AB-63 (11/40), Erg/JGr Ost (9/42), Stab III/JG-54 (11/42-1/43 Siwerskaya S.U.), 8/JG-54 (2/43 Vendville, Fr.), 9/JG-54 (10/43 Schwerin), Adj !V/JG-26(2/25/45)Bf 109F-2 & F-4 in S.U., Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 5" (in S.U.), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16136 "Black 7"(5/43 Fr.), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19821 "Black 7 +~" in 8/JG-54 (later lost by Fw von Düsterloh, 10/14/43)), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20065 "Black 8" (lost 12/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411502 "Black 7 + I" (lost 4/8/44)EK 1(4/3/44) & 2(9/3/43)
KVK 2(9/1/41)
Wound Badge(4/19/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze(6/1/43)
Up to 60 missions. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 NE of Kiel on 13 June, 1943. Brock made an emergency landing near Hesselbjerg Denmark, on the island of Langeland, on 13 June, 1943 after running low on fuel after aerial combat. His Bf 109G "Black 6" was 10% damaged, he was unhurt (Source: Air War over Denmark). On 9 October, 1943, he made a belly landing after combat near Graenge, west of Nykobing Falster in Bf 109G Wk# 19821 "Yellow 7"; he was not injured (Air War over Denmark). Shot down in "Black 8" with wounds on 22 December, 1943, and bailed safely by Graffeld/Quackenbrück. A 2nd, a B-17 at Syke-Bassum on 23 March, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 SE of Bremen on 24 March, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Helmstedt on 8 April, 1944. Shot down in "Black 7" on 8 April, 1944, with severe eye and head injuries during this encounter, he bailed safely, but was unable to return to flying duties. He was a British POW until November, 1945, and took up his pre-war career as a dentist. Deceased 3 May, 1994 in Berlin.
2468 Brock, HorstLt9/26/1922Breslau17 JGr-Ost, 5/JG-3 (5/43 S.U), 6/JG-3 (10/43 Schiphol) Bf 109G-5 Werk # 26113 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 11/3/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 November, 1943 in aerial combat in his G-5 off Egmond over the North Sea. His body washed ashore 13 November, 1943. Joined the Luftwaffe in May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, two Yak-1s on 9 May, 1943. One known victory, his 3rd, a B-17 "BP-3" on 27 September, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, a LaGG-3 and a P-40 on 15 April, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 on 19 April, 1943. Nos 7 & 8, two LaGG-3s on 20 April, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 29 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 May, 1943. A 12th, a Yak-1 on 11 May, 1943. A 13th, an Il-2 on 13 May, 1943. A 14th, a Yak-1 on 2 June, 1943. Nos. 15 & 16, two LaGG-5s on 8 June, 1943. A 17th, an Il-2 on 10 June, 1943. Added: Buried Yssel TBB-3-33 (SGLO).
2469 Brock, RobertUffz3/28/1918Pforzheim3/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5733 "Yellow ?" (lost 6/23/41)Class "C" Glider Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 June, 1941 near Ebenrode. He collided with another F-2 from his Staffel, Werk# 8908 "Yellow 8", piloted by Lt Günther Schreiterer. Added: His ac crashed at Schirwindt, East Prussia (now Kutosowo Russia). He is buried in the Gem. Friedh. Rautenberg (now Uslowoje Kaliningrad, Russia), and referencing a "Bahnline Schloßberg" ?? (Source: Cameron Schmid, Grand Nephew to Robert) Note: Robert is the younger Brother of Ludwig who served as an R/O in 4/KG-53 (KIA).

Photo of Robert Brock was found by Cameron Schmid next to one of his twin brother and one of his sister (Cameron's grandmother) and is thus confirmed to be genuine

Courtesy Cameron Schmid

Some question as to whether this is Robert Brock
2470 Brocke, JürgenLt2/4/1922Bad Harzburg424/JG-77Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7623 (lost 9/15/42)
RK(12/9/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42 Post.)
EP(9/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 September, 1942 near Woronesh S.U. after sustaining an AA hit after shooting down four Russian AC. 150 missions, all victories in the East, including 11 bombers and one gun boat sunk. One known victory, his 11th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1942. A DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. a DB-7 on 17 August, 1942. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 and a Hurricane on 13 September, 1942. An Il-2 and three Pe-2s on 15 September, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories.
2471 Bröckelmann, JohannesUffz8/29/1924Paderborn6/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738171 "Black 13" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; enemy action with P-51 escorts in the Waren area. Buried Rechlin-Retzow. Source: J. Geensen.
2472 Bröckelschen, HansLt4/JG-102, Rammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109G-6 "Black 253" w/JG-53 badge under cowl, Bf 109KFighter Operational ClaspSurvived an emergency landing after the 7 April, 1945 Ram-Attack on US bombers. Source: Arno Rose. One of the few survivors of Rammtrager units. Alternate spelling: Broeckelschen.
2473 Brockenfelder, GüntherUffzI/SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # 584062 (40% dam 3/25/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 25 March, 1945 by flak near Pistyan.
2474 Bröcker, HansOblt5/26/1911Stfkpt 7/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2803 "G1 + LR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 September, 1940, during the Filton bombing raid, when he was attacked by by a Spitfire of RAF No.609 Sq, piloted by P/O N.le C.Agazarian and a Hurricane of RAF No. 238 Sq., piloted by P/O J.R.Urwin-Mann. Also engaged by P/O R.F.G.Miller in another Spitfire of RAF No.609 Sq.. The AC crashed on "Chatsworth", Westminster Rd., Branksome Park, Poole, Dorset at 12:08 hours. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinz Harry Scholz, Observer (KIA); Uffz Kurt Schraps, Mech (POW); Uffz Josef Hanft, Gunner (KIA) and Uffz Günter Weidner, Mech (KIA). The four deceased buried CC, Block 7, Row 4, Graves 93 to 96. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
2475 Bröckermann, Karl HeinzFlg6/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspBröckermann appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/8/44 at Rheine, pilot disposition unknown.
2476 Brockhage, HermannLt6/11/19141/KG-2 (12/42 Gilze-Rijen) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5385 "U5 + AH" (lost 12/30/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Keizer Ottostraat, Bussum Holland on 30 December, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The crash happened while on a training exercise, killing the entire crew. Lt Brockhage was 1st buried in Amterdam, and the re-buried at Ysselsteyn CT-12-278, in 1947 or 1948. Remaining crew (KIC, 1st bur Amsterdam, then Ysselsteyn in 1947 or 1948): Fw Walter Brodowski (geb 12/31/1916), Obs (bur CT-12-277); Uffz Wendelin Welsch (geb 9/21/1921), R/O (bur CT-12-276) and Ofw Willi Kirsch (geb 11/12/1913), Mech (bur CX-3-54) (Find-A-Grave by Fred). Alternate spelling: Brokhage.
Ysselstein, Holland
2477 Broda, GüntherUffz4/28/1920 III/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 9/JG-26 (München-Gladbach) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19661 "White 9 (lost 12/22/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 22 December, 1943 during aerial combat in his G-6 with a P-47 of 4FG at Heemse, SW of Hardenberg, Netherlands. Added: Burial Yssel R-10-242 (SGLO).
2478 Brodbeck, KurtOfw46/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170643 "Black 12" (lost 6/20/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 of 370FG at Flers France, Argentan area, near the Contentin Penninsula. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) at Hannover on 8 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 on 11 April, 1944, no location. His 3rd, a B-17 at Braunschweig on 29 April, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 at Wiedenbrück, by Gütersloh, on 31 May, 1944.
2479 Brodbeck, WernerUffz9(Eis)/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3891 "V4 + GT" (lost 7/23/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/10/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 23 July, 1943; shot down by a night fighter in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 44267. DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List.
2480 Brodde, Uffz14/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Bruck, N of Neuseidler See, on 23 April, 1944.
2481 Brödel, HaraldUffz7/NJG-3 (Kastrup)Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4726 "D5 + ER" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 April, 1943; failed to return from a mission and reported to have gone down at sea off Korsor, south of the Island of Sjaelland Denmark. The Marines at Nyborg used searchlights to locate the wreckage. Brödel and R/O Uffz Hermann Abele washed ashore on the Island of Bogo on 7 April, 1943 and were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2482 Broderecker,Uffz16/KG-53 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G of Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Ostrya on 14 August, 1943.
2483 Broderix, OskarOfwIII/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2630 "A1 + ZD" (lost 9/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot and crewman Oblt Kurt Meinecke, Observer, taken prisoner after bailing safely after colliding with a Hurricane of No.605 Sq., piloted by P/O G.M. Forrester, 9 September, 1940, during a raid on British airfields. The ac crashed near Alton, Hampshire, killing Fws Willi Döring, Gnr; Ernst Wendorff, R/O and Wilhelm Wenninger, Flt Engr. The three deceased are buried at CC, PLot 5, Row 13; Döring Gr 305, Wendorff Gr 304 and Wenninger Gr 306 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Broderich.
Cannock Chase
2484 Brodersen, ChristianUffzII/StG-3 (Tunisia)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2889 (lost 4/7/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 April, 1943 near Zaghauan; made emergency landing after an enemy fighter attack, no mention of crew injuries. Ju 87 Loss List
2485 Brodl,LtEKdo-25, Stffüh JGr-10 (later)Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140571 (70% damaged)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing on 27 September, 1943 after his engines were damaged during aerial combat near the Achmer airfield. Remaining crew(WIA): Ofw Edmund Heider, Observer and Ogefr Hermann Franz, Gunner. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
2486 Brodowski, Hans Heinz?Lt8/1/19172/KG-27He 111P Werk # 3734 "1G + EK" (lost 3/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1941; sd by a Sunderland Flying Boat of RAAF No. 10 Sq., crashing into the sea off the Skellig Rocks, County Kerry. Remaining crew: Ofw Toni Böhner, Obs (KIA, bur Glencree Cem Gr 49); Fw Willi Korell, R/O (MIA) and Fw Friedrich Alter, Mech (MIA). Source: D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Brodski.
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
2487 Brodrick, WilhelmFw10/25/1920RudersdorfFFS AB 118 (Stettin 7/40), 5(H)/23 (5/41), 3(Erg)/Aufkl. Gr.-3 (10/41), Nah.Stfl. 2(H)/23 (12/41), 1/Nah.Aufkl.Gr.-12 (3/44-6/44)Hs 126B-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
2488 Brodtmann, HeinzLt5/18/19197/Ln.Vers.Rgt.Köthen (1/43 Soesterberg) Do 217E-4 Werk # 4389 (lost 1/29/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at the Soesterberg Holland airfield on 29 January, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause still unknown. The crash killed the entire crew, all buried at Ysselsteyn. Pilot Lt Brodtmann buried CT-12-279. Remaining crew: Uffz A.Rudolf, R/O (bur CT-12-280); Uffz A.Rascher, Mech/Gnr (bur CT-12-281) and Flg G.Albl, Prüfmeister (Test Official) (bur CT-12-282) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2489 Broening, HelmutUffz8/23/1915Bürow3/Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L Do 215B WErk # 0060 "L2 + KS" (lost date unk) Observer Operational Clasp KIA when his ac crashed into the yard of the Bell Inn, East Socon, near St Neots, Cambridgeshire, cause and date unknown. Uffz Broening buried CC, Blk 5, Gr 44. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Erwin Meyer Obs (?), (geb 1/9/1916, Berlin, buried CC, Blk 5, Gr 39); Uffz Erhard Hofmann, (bur CC, Blk 5, Gr 40. (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Alternate spelling: Bröning
Cannock Chase
2490 Broennle, HerbertLt12/25/1920München, Pasing594/JG-54, 2/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 1/JG-53 (5/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-53 (7/43)Bf 109E-4 Wk# 2797 (80% dam 5/27/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9234 "Black 8" (20% dam 3/17/42), Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-6 Wk#18430 "Black 8" (lost4/43)
RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/15/42)
EP(10/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
All the Es & Fs (all Black Nos.) were in 4/JG-54. He was wounded in the E-4 on 5/27/41 when his AC was reportedly 80% damaged at the Wangerooge airfield. His 1st known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 6 July, 1941; all three SB-3s. An I-153 on 12 September, 1941. Shot down Soviet ace Lt Ivan Chulkov (9V) of 41 IAP on 2 February, 1942. Wounded the second time on 3/17/42 in the F-2 (9234) near Pogosstje. He lost another F-2 on 14 May, 1942 at Krasnogwardeisk S.U., but suffered no injuries. An I-15 on 22 October, 1942. A Pe-2 6 km N of Tscherwino on 23 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 12 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 5 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 17 March, 1943. Some sources spell his name Brönnle. KIA 7/4/43 during a low-level dogfight with Spitfires south of Catania airfield w/JG-53, when his G-6 Wk# 18430 "Black 8" engine seized, and he dove straight into the ground. 387 combat missions, 57 victories in the East, 1 U.S. heavy bomber, a B-17F, 20 km southwest of Insel Gozo.
2491 Bröger,NJG-2Ju 88C (lost 1/31/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed at the Gilze Rijen Holland airfield on 31 January, 1944, cause and pilot/crw disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2492 Brohn, WernerOfwKGr.z.b.V-108 Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 2931 (total loss) Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIC 11 April, 1942; crashing during an emergency landing at Reval Estonia (aka Tallinn) during a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (all WIC): Ogefr Walter Nordmann. Observer; Ofw Robert Füger, R/O and Ofw Gerhard Quernheim, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: The cause of the crash was fuel starvation, or lack thereof (D.Drury).
2493 Broich, PeterOblt5/22/1914Altenrath, Siegkreis2 & 3/KG-2 (40), 12/KG-2 (8/42), 3/KG-2 (6/44), V/NJG-2 (12/44)Do 17Z "U5 + HL" (dam 7/10/40, crash land on French coast), Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3443 "U5 + HL" (dam 10/27/40, crash land again on French coast), Do 217E & K, Ju 188
RK(9/24/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)
EP( 6/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
278 combat missions, 167 in the west and 111 in the east. Battle of France Battle of Britain Battle of Greece Battle of Crete Operation Barbarossa Battle of Białystok–Minsk Battle of Smolensk (1941) Siege of Leningrad Deceased 21 September, 1995, Neunkirchen..
2494 Broilo, RemoOffz CandItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana271a, 17o Gruppo, 1o Stormo (3/42 N.Africa)MC.202 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His two known victories were P-40s over North Africa on 20 March, 1942. Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey
2495 Brökelschen, HansLt9/3/23Asst Flt Instr JG-102 (2/44), JG-53 (1/45), Rammkdo Elbe (4/45)Bf 109G-6 "Black 252" (dam 4/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspSource: A Franks & Murawski online photo submitted by F.Braun. Added: He was uninjured making an emergency landing after a ramming attack in his G-6, 7 April, 1945 (LOCS) Alternate spelling: Brökelschen.
2496 Bröker, JosefGefr1/JG-53Bf 109E-1 "White 15" (lost)Wound Badge(8/25/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940; Shot down with wounds during aerial combat F/O W. Beaumont of No. 152 Sq. and two other unnamed pilots, force landing at Buckland Ripers, England. Source: Jochen Prien & D.Drury.
2497 Brombach, WilliUffz6/KG-2 (3/43 Eindhoven) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5486 "U5 + CP" (80% dam 3/12/43) Bomber Operational Clasp On the night of 11/12 March, 1943 he participated on the raid on ball bearing factory at Newcastle-on-Tyne. After the bomb run, he was attacked several times by British night fighters which shot out his left engine. He was able to return to Holland and crash landed at 00.12AM, 2.5km east of Rosmalen, between Hertogenbosch and Eindhoven. Brombach and the wireless operator, Uffz M.Wiedmann, and the gunner, Uffz B.Schaaf, were injured , but the Observer, Ogefr Heinz Jendges was killed, buried Yssel AA-3-52.
2498 Brombeis,Lt37/JG-11 (9/44), I/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 E of Arnhem on 26 September, 1944. His 2nd, an La-5 on 15 February, 1945. His 3rd, a Pe-2 on 16 April, 1945.
2499 Bromber, DietrichFw9/20/19201/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260183 (lost 10/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 1 October, 1943; crashed near Chievres Belgium due to his Ju 188 being overloaded. Buried Lommel, Block 59/313. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List.
Lommel, Belgium
2500 Bromen, Wilhelm 'Bobbi'Oblt8/26/1915Dülmen, Westphalia84/StG-2, SG-151, I (Pz.)/SG-9Ju 87, Fw 190
RK(4/16/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Dive Bmbr w/Pend & Assault w/"300" Oper Clasps
WIA 30 April, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire. 965 combat missions including about 300 with the Fw 190. Seven aerial victories with the 190, including one Spitfire. One victory with the Ju 87. In addition, he destroyed 76 tanks, four armored trains and twelve supply trains.

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