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2401 Sterl, Hans Georg Sonderkommando "Bienenstock" (Holzkirchen 4/45), BFS-6 Si 204D Werk # 251127 "KH + WZ" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp Ditched into the Attersee on 30 April, 1945 after an attack on the US airfield at Rimini, Italy. Remaining crew: Willi Herold, R/O and Schermin, Mechanic. Sterl and Herold swam to the safety of a nearby steamer, however, Schermin drowned. Jager Blatt 6/2003.
2402 Steudel, FritzOfw4/27/1918Friedersdorf, Bitterfeld6/KG-53 (2/40 Channel), 13/KG-53 (9/42), 10/EKG-1 (4/45)He 111P & H RK(2/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(4/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
A Radio Operator, on the crew of Uffz Georg Ackermann, also an RK Holder, and later with Obstlt Hans Bader. Approximately 500+ combat mission, most against the Soviet Union. Deceased 25 August, 2004 Rastede/Westerstede (P. Bastin).
2403 Steuernagel, HansFlgII/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20653 (lost 9/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Amiens.
2404 Steybe, HansLtStab IV/JG-53 (3/45 Reichenbach)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # ? "Black <1" (lost 3/23/45), Bf 109K-4 Werk # ? "Black <1" (lost 4/11/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 April, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Reichenbach area, bailed safely. His G-14 reported lost 23 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 near Echterdingen, he was uninjured and bailed safely.
2405 Stickler, HansUffzWekusta 26 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430120 "5M + C" (lost 12/26/43)Meteorological Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Adria 26 December, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2406 Stiegler, HansFw8/StG-3 (6/43 S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100328 (dam 6/22/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspInvolved in a mid-air collision near Bylki with Werk # 100333, believed piloted by Oblt Helmut Kühn (KIFA), 22 June, 1943. The disposition of Stiegler and his unnamed crewman, unknown (D.Drury)
2407 Stieler, Hans KarlOblt2/SAGr-130Bv 138C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2408 Stöckel, HansOfwSeeTransSta.-1Ju 52 See
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2409 Stockmann, Gerhard HansFhjFw112/JG-53 (3/42-10/42 Med), 3/JG-53 (12/42), 2/JG-53 (3/44 Italy)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7273 (lost 3/4/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7542 (lost 10/5/42; combat with a Spitfire over Malta, bailed safely, pilot rescued OK), Bf 109G Werk # 162357 "Black 5" (lost 3/26/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 March, 1944; shot down near Zagreb Yugoslavia while attacking B-24s (Yugo crashes-Shrani). Stockmann known to have made a water landing off Malta on 4 March, 1942, as a result of aerial combat; rescued by ASR, Do 24 of 6/Seenotstaffel (Prien). His first victory was a Hurricane over Malta on 4 March, 1942. His first Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. A P-2 on 30 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 8 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 9 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 17 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 18 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 21 September, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 24 September, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire at 39/5/1 in N. Africa on 13 December, 1942. His 11th, a bomber on 19 January, 1943.
2410 Stockmann, HansUffz6/10/19249/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175260 (lost 10/20/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600368 (lost 2/28/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 February, 1945 during aerial combat west of Dieburg, near Darmstadt. WIA 20 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Euskirchen, bailed safely with injuries.
2411 Stockmann. ErichOfw6/2/1918DittlackenStab/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # 3603 "U5 +DA" (lost 6/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 June, 1941, opening day of Operation Barbarossa, when he was sd by a Soviet (?) fighter near the village of Sendwoje, the area of Lomza, Poland Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Peters, Obs and Uffz Hans Schumacher, R/O (KIA). Ofw Stockmann is not in a military cemetery, but is understood to be in a grave existing at Zambrow, Poland. No VDK listing for Oblt Peters or Uffz Schumacher, however LOCS reports that Oblt Peters was captured, then shot by a guard, no details (D.Drury).
2412 Stöhr, HansObltIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6312 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 22 October, 1941; crashed 1.5km northeast of Kaunispaa, near Kirkenes, in Finland, on a non-operational flight, cause unknown. His R/O, Gefr Hugo Diekschneider, was also killed. Source: Stöhr buried Botn Cem., Rognan. SIG Norway & Aircraft Wrecks-Norway.
2413 Stoll, WilhelmFw2/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4348 "U5 + AK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1942 after being hit by AA fire and crashing at Wheeldale Moor, near Goathland, the bodies of all four crewmen aboard. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ogefr Hans Röschner, Observer, Ogefr Gerhard Wicht, wireless operator and Ogefr Franz Armann, mechanic. The crew were buried in Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby-on-Tees.
2414 Stolle, HansUffzI/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5306 (70% dam 8/12/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing at Dunkirk airfield on 11 August, 1942 due to engine trouble.
2415 Stoller, Hans JoachimUffz2/4/1921Egelsdorf12/JG-26 (10/42), 8/JG-26 (8/43)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5306 (crashed 8/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2371 "Black 5" (lost 10/2/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5613 (lost 8/9/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1943 during aerial combat in Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5613 "Black 11" with Spitfires of RAF No. 331 Sq. (Norwegians) 7 km NE of Calais. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/8/318 (Rosseels). WIA 2 October, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires of the American 4th FG at Bollezeele. Stoller bailed successfully with injuries. WIFA 12 August, 1942 when he made a crash landing at Mardyck airfield due to engine problems. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Calais/Cape Gris Nez on 2 October, 1942.
2416 Stollnberger, HansHptm4/10/1919Baumgartenberg Muhlviertel, Oberösterreich45II(S)/LG-2, 4 (S)/LG-2, Stfkpt 6/Sch.G-1 (3/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/SG-101, Sftkpt 8/SG-10, Kdr I/SG-101 (11/44), Kdr II/SG-4 (1/45)Bf 109E-7/B Werk # 1185 (1/43 S.U.), Hs 129B, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1105 (lost 3/14/43), Fw 190F & G in SG-4 RK(10/14/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Injured in a takeoff crash from Pawlegrad on 14 March, 1943. Channel pilot. Total of about 600 combat missions as an Assault Pilot. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories.
2417 Stolz, Johannes HansFw69/JG-2 (8/41), Erg/JG-West (1/43 France), 10/JG-2 (6/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5904 (lost 1/25/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550215 (lost 8/24/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1943 during aerial combat, crashing at Bosquet. Injured in a collision at the Mont de Marsan airfield with 109 Wk# 4875, piloted by Uffz Franz Reinke (injured also) on 25 January, 1943. Channel pilot. One known victory, a Spitfire east of Boulogne on 16 August, 1941. his 2nd, a Whirlwind on 12 February, 1942. his 3rd, a Spitfire on 11 August, 1942. A 4th, a P-38 on 29 June, 1943. A double victory, a 5th & 6th, both Spitfires at Bernay on 16 August, 1943.
2418 Storm, Karl HeinzUffz2/11/1922Hamburg1(F)/122 (Africa)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430492 "F6 + LH (or IH)" (lost 2/21/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Oran-Bone 21 February, 1943 after suffering engine damage (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIC, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 7): Fw Hans Ueffing (or Uffing), Obs; Uffz Hermann Scherp, R/O and Ogefr Sigmund Peters, Gnr. No known grave for pilot, labeled "Missing at Sea", surname spelled Stern! (SGM, Incidents in Spain). Added: Burials: Ueffing Gr 134, Scherp Gr 132 and Peters Gr 133 (D.Drury).
2419 Storp, Sigmund HansOblt8/21/1914LautenthalCondor Legion, Stfkpt 1/KG-30 (North Sea)Ju 88A-1 "4D + DH" (lost 10/16/39)
Spanish Cross in Gold w/Swords

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 October, 1939; shot down north of Port Seton, Firth of Forth, by fighters of No. 603 Sq.. Two other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Ofw Hugo Köhnke, Obs (POW); Ofw Hans Hielscher, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Friedrich Krämer, Gnr (MIA). He was interned in a Canadian POW camp. The pilots credited with the victory were F/Lt P.Gifford, F/O K.MacDonald and F/O C.Robertson. He served in Spain, was the brother of Walter Storp, and became a well-known music composer after the war (D.Drury).
2420 Stössel, HansOblt1/19/16Offenbach9/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 1577 "1G +GT" (lost 9/1/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 1 September, 1940; crashed at "Reindeer Stallings", La Meziere, Glerois, 500m from the Rennes-St Malo road, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Ernst Urbich (geb 8/3/14 Kirchheim), Obs (Gr 78); Uffz Johnny Müller (geb 3/20/19 Londres), R/O (Gr 46) and Uffz Siegfried Wiechers (geb 10/30/15 Vethen), Mech (Gr 79). Oblt Stössel buried in Gr 35 (absa3945).
2421 Stoykowski, HansUffz10/JG-54Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14245 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 November, 1943 over Reval-Laksberg.
2422 Strackhof, Hans-HerbertGefr15/JG-54Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 5"(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 November, 1944 when he collided with another Fw 190 over Münster-Handorf.
2423 Strasser, HansUffz4/KGr.z.b.V.-108Ju 52/cmg4e Werk # 6032 "7U + LM" (lost)Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 24 February, 1943; crashed into a mountain at Rastigaissai Finland during bad weather. Remaining crew (all WIC): Fw Alfred Brüning, R/O; Fw Ernst Bayer, Mech and Uffz Mohr, Gunner. Five passengers were also injured. Source: SIG Norway.
2424 Strassner, JohannesHptm4/12/192262/NJG-2 (2/44), 3/NJG-2 (2/45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620181 "4R + AK" (lost 2/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15/16 February, 1945 when he crashed at Ziesar, west of Grevenbroich, near Burg after aerial combat (Boiten). Forced to bail from his G-6 on 1 February, 1945 after being shot down by another German Night Fighter at Noithausen, Grevenbroich. Remaining crew (all bailed safely): Fw Hans Hahn, R/O and Ogefr Helmut Pareidt, Gunner. 54 combat missions. One known victory, a "4 mot" at St. Valery on 28 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Ouarville, E of Chatres, on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot", same day, SW of Chartres. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Montbard on 25 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" 4 km E of Chateuadun on 29 July, 1944. A 6th, a "4 mot" in the Le Harve-Lisieux area on 8 August, 1944. Flugbuch. Magnus & Boiten, 8 victories. Deceased 3 September, 1998, Salzkotten.
2425 Strätling, HansUffz22/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5745 (lost 1/25/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 January, 1942 during aerial combat at Rzhew, where he made a force landing. He later died of his wounds. His first victory, a Blenheim NW of Ameland on 15 May, 1941. His 2nd, another Blenheim 120 km W of Texel on 24 May, 1941.
2426 Straub, HansUffz5/JG-300Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 March, 1945. Jager Blatt
2427 Straube, GerhardUffz7/2/1922Weissenfels6/KG-30 (FranceJu 88A-14 Werk # 140099 "4D + FP (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14/15 March, 1944 during an attack on London, when he was shot down by a Mosquito Night Fighter of RAF No. 96 Sq., piloted by F/L Head. The AC dove into the ground at a steep angle and crashed at Blaclbrook, near Dorking, Surrey. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Alfred Schiffmann, Observer; Uffz Hans Sing, R/O and Gefr Heinz Wende, Gunner.
2428 Strehl, HansLt21/JG-51Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st & 2nd victories on 10 May, 1940: both over Rotterdam, a Fokker and an Amoil 143.
2429 Strehle, Hans JoachimLt10/24/19196/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171527 "Black 6" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-38 near La Fere. Mombeek MIA List.
2430 Strelow, HansLt3/26/1922Berlin68II/JG-51 (2/42), Stafkpt 5/JG-51 (3/42 Szolzy, S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8239 "Black 10" (lost 5/22/42) RK(3/18/42)-EL(3/24/42)
EP(10/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 May 1942 in "Blacl 10" by Uspenskoje, southwest of Tula, after shooting down his last victim, a Russian Pe 2. As the Pe 2 was falling, the tail gunner shot down Strelows aircraft (Blk 10) and he parachuted, landing east of Mszensh, 9 km behind the front lines. Surrounded by Russian soldiers, he shot himself. This was his first mission after returning from a leave after receiving the RK. This happened often to other pilots after returning from leave. On 18 March, 1942, he shot down seven aircraft! At age 20 in March of 1942, he was the youngest EL holder in the entire Wehrmacht! 200+ missions, all victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. Two Pe-2s and an I-18 on 30 August, 1941. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Photo
2431 Streubel, HeinrichOblt10/2/1915Leipzig (or Hamburg)I/KG-26 (12/39), 1/KG-26 (9/40)He 111 (dam 12/7/39), He 111H-4 Werk # 6985 "1H + IH" (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW with unnamed crew 15 September, 1940 after being damaged by fighters (which included the famous S/Ldr Ernest McNab of 1 Sqd RCAF) and making a force landing on the UK coast. Earlier, on 7 December, 1939, he was uninjured when his He 111 was damaged after being attacked by 9 Spitfires east of Bell Rock Bay, near Firth of Forth (LOCS). Added: While engaged in an air battle over Essex & East London, they were attacked by six British fighters, damaging their starboard engine. After dumping their bombs on the Thames, they made a force landing at Asplins Head, Foulness Island, on the east coast of Essex. Three of the crew were injured and required hospital treatment. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Wilhelm Marnbach, R/O (Inj); Fw Hans Schwarz, Obs; Fw Karl Potenburg, Flt Engr (Inj) and Gefr Erich Domes, Gnr (Inj). Source: Photos courtesy britishguardian.blogspot.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Streubel's wrecked 111


Added: Pilot personal information provided by his Son, Bjorn Streubel. Streubel was a Lufthansa pilot in Spain. He was discharged from the military as a Major. After the war he was an architect in Montreal, passing away in 1971, and buried in the Mt Royal Cem., Montreal.
2432 Streufert, HansUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 10/JG-26Bf 109 G-14 Werk # 462794 "Black 1" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat in his "Black 1" with a P-51 of 364FG 4 km SE of Fürstenau. He crashed in this AC.
2433 Strobel, PaulHptm4/9/1909Hohenhausen Thorn3/KG-4 (5/39), III/KG-4 (6/42 an Ofw at the time), Stfkpt 7/KG-4 (7/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 4735 "5J + DL" (dam 2/3/42), He 111H-16 Werk # 161384 "5J + ER" (lost 9/19/43) RK(3/26/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(6/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Sil Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp Pend (10/15/42)
An Observer, KIA 19 September, 1943 by Orscha Russia; collided with another H-16 Wk# 160296, piloted by Lt Hans Auer, killing both crews. Remaining Strobel crew: Uffz Walter Fock, pilot; Ogefr Georg Arnold, R/O; Ofw Reinhard Aigen, Flt Engr and Uffz Ewald Oetken, Gnr.. His EK 2 was awarded on 22 November, 1939. His EK 1 was awarded on 8 July, 1940. The Gold Bomber Clasp in Gold was issued on 4 June, 1942. Black Wound Badge on 4 February, 1942. Silver Wound Badge (third wound) on 7 September, 1943. 415 combat missions. Much of this data found online at Leisyre Galleries, were his items were on sale and also the Kaiser RK book..
2434 Strohscheid, HansUffz3/LG-1 (Le Culot)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144595 "L1 + DL" (lost 6/17/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his unnamed crew, 17 June, 1944, after being attacked by night fighters during a minelaying operation in Seine Bay, France (D.Drury)
2435 Strohscheidt, HansUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4640 (60% dam 8/24/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured with one other unnamed crew 24 August, 1943; crashed at Wittenberg due to engine failure. One remaining unnamed crew uninjured.
2436 Stroinigg, HansUffz101/JG-51 (9/43 S.U.)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 July, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 S of Kirov on 7 September, 1943. Three victories on 15 September, 1943; a P-2 NW of Dukhocshchina, an Il-2 (m.H.) at Berezkino and a P-2 E of Slobatka. A 5th Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 6 January, 1944. A 6th & 7th Soviet, a Boston III and a Yak-9 on 5 February, 1944. An 8th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 July, 1944. Two known western victories, both B-17s in Poland on 21 June, 1944.
2437 Strunk, HansUffz3/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4147 "??" (lost 11/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Fains/Merecy Road 10 November, 1940, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2438 Stübel, HansLt9/8/19202(F)/22 (Poltava, Ukraine)Ju 88 Werk # 1734 "4N + BK" (lost 3/17/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 March, 1942 when his ac failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over Russia, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (dispo unk): Ofw W.Ruppel, Obs; Uffz K.Wackershagen-Dehnik, R/O and Uffz H.Ebersbach, Flt Engr. Only the pilot is listed in VDK; commemorated in the memorial book at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
2439 Stuck, HansLt17/JG-301(11/44), II/JG-301 (2/45)Fw 190A, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210238 (lost 2/14/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 February, 1945 by enemy fire, crashing at Naunhof. One known victory, a P-51 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944.
2440 Student, Hans DietrichLt4/28/1924Berlin-Pankow2/JG-77 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413900 "Red 7" (lost 9/28/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 28 September, 1944 in the Brünnen/Wesel area, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Sole child of Gen Kurt Student, died of wounds in hospital in Dorsten, buried in Berlin-Wilhelm Stahsdorf (LOCS).
2441 Studt, ErichUffz1/13/19164/KG-26 (9/40 Gilze-Rijen) He 111H-5 Werk # 3516 "1H + EM" (lost 9/7/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 6/7 September, 1940 when his ac crashed into the Ijsselmeer at Amstelveen Holland (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Kuckelt, Obs (KIA, bur Yssel AR/10/227); Ogefr Walter Hubrich, R/O (KIA, bur Yssel CW/10/249); Gefr Theodor Schneider, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr Hans Kiessling, Gnr (MIA). Uffz Studt buried at Ysselsteyn AR/10/234 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
2442 Stühler, GeorgOfw4/6/1913Würzburg1(F)/123Do 17P "4U + ??" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 November, 1939; shot down by F/O Edgar James "Cobber" Kain (KIFA 7 June, 1940) in a Hurricane of RAF No 73 Sq. over Lubey, 12 km SW of Sizum, 10 miles NE of Rouvres, France. This was Kains first victory of his illustrious career. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Hans Kutter, Observer and Ogefr Heinrich Schneidmüller, R/O. Alternate spelling: Stuehler. Added: The crew are buried in the Kameradengrab (mass grave) at Reillon War Cemetery in France (D.Drury).
2443 Stuhlmüller, FritzOfw11/6/19104/Fl.ü.G.-1, Gruppe Südost (Munich)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730366 (lost 2/23/45)Liason Operational Clasp (?)KIC 23 February, 1945 at Ruhlkirchen due to bad weather. Pilot buried Darmstadt. His R/O, Uffz Hans Wolfgang Hitschke (9/29/1920), also KIC, buried Kirtorf.
2444 Stute, HansOblt3/TG-4Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2445 Stute, HeinzOgefr11/30/1918Gevelsberg1/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk # 7005 (lost 4/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 26 April, 1942, when his ac collided with another He 111, piloted by Maj Johann Pichler, also of KG-27. The ac crashed 12km south of Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukraine, where their graves ar e understood to exist. Remaining crew: Fw Kurt Lehleiter, Obs; Ogefr Bernhard Weichinger, R/O; Ogefr Hans Hermann Wieler, Flt Engr and Gefr Hans Schneider, Gnr. They are all commemorated in Kirovograd collective cemetery (D.Drury).
2446 Stüwe, EberhardHptm3/30/1914Burgstädt / Rochlitz4/KG-26 (9/39), II/KG-26 (10/40), Stffüh 5/KG-26 (12/41), Stfkpt 7/42), Kdr II/KG-77 (9/43)He 111H-5 Werk # 3870 "1H + BC" (lost 5/8/41), Ju 88A-17 Werk# 801374 "3Z + CT" (lost 6/7/44) RK(9/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)
EP(1/21/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 7 June, 1944; failed to return from an attack on ship concentrations in Seine Bay, France. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Hans Dieter Knigge, Obs; Fw Christiam Bilger, R/O and Gefr Günter Müller, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
2447 Suaer, HansLtLG-1Ju 88A RK(7/5/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
2448 Sudikatis, HansUffz1/25/19234/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170332 "White 5" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 May, 1944 during aerial combat 18 km SE of Flensburg. Buried Gdynia Witomino Poland.
2449 Sudkatis, HansUffz4/JG-1Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 May, 1944 during aerial combat south of Flensburg, no further detail, no known grave (M.deWolf).
2450 Sukowski, HansLt11/ZG-26 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750453 "3U + PV" (lost 11/12/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Leros 12 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2451 Sumpf, HansHptm3/27/1915Lothe / Lippe8/KG-1(1/40), Stfkpt 5/KG-1 (12/41 S.U.)He 111 in KG-1, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6609 "V4 + GN" (lost 6/26/42) RK(8/20/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)
EP(10/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 26 March, 1942 during an attack at Velikoye-Selo, at the south end of Lake Ilmen (Demyansk area). His A-4 was struck by a bomb dropped from another ac causing his bombs to detonate. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Ewald Kruppa, Obs; Fw Richard Boehr, R/O and Ogefr Friedrich Ellersdorfer, Gnr.. 319 combat missions, destroyed 19 Russian locomotives. Source: Kaiser RK book. Location also reported as Onufrievo nö Ruza.
2452 Sünderhauf, Hans JoachimLt3/3/1923Thüringen14/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440067 "White 11" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 13 February, 1944 near Trou-de-Bras Belgium, no further detail. Buried Lommel, Block 21/49, since 13 May, 1948 (Rosseels). One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) at Neunkirchen, 15 km NE of Saarbrücken on 7 January, 1944.
Lommel, Belgium
2453 Sünnemann, Friedrich FritzOblt4/21/1910AscherslebenBraunschweig Kaserne (1939), Fliegerhorst Ohlau/Schlesien (5/41 Poland), 5/KG-2Ju 52, Ju 86, He 111 & Do 17 @ Ohlau, Do 217E-4 Werk # 4376 "U5 + BN" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA the night of 13/14 June, 1943 after being shot down east of Flamborough Head by an RAF Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/O D.B.Wills. Wills shells found their mark and there was a large explosion in the ACs forward compartment and debris catapulted in every direction. The Do 217 fell away to starboard in a mass of flames, crashing in the sea below. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Heinz Orchel, Observer, Fw Gerhard Duwe, wireless operator and Uffz Heinz Oesterle, gunner. Joined the Liufwaffe in 1939. Additional data by Hans Hölscher in 2015.
2454 Swietlik, HansGefr113(Z)/LG-1Bf 109E, Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire in the London area on 15 September, 1940.
2455 Swoboda, HansOfw18/ZG-26 (6/41)Bf 110C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
N. African Campaign. Swoboda was known to have rescued Oblt Schulze-Dickow nafter the Oblt belly landed after being wounded in the face on 15 November, 1941. Swoboda landed his Bf 110 next to the crashsite. His one known victory, a Hurricane on 30 June, 1941 (Perry Claims).
2456 Sydow, Hans Joachim vonOblt2(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0358 "4U + FK" (lost 1/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew at Manchester 10 January, 1941, cause unknown, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
2457 Tagge, Hans9/ZG-26Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120010Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 8 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. Both crew members were lost.
2458 Tantzen, Hans JoachimMajKdr Kü.Fl.Gr-706(7/42-7/43), Kdr SAGr-130(7/43-44)He 115, Ar 196Observer Operational ClaspSource: J.Schadskaje.
2459 Tartsch, Hans UlrichLt12/22/1921Hackelspring6 8/JG-2 (12/42), 12/JG-2 (3/44), 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (4/44) Fw 190A-3 in 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140780 (lost 1/29/43), Fw 190A-7 & Fw 190D-9 in 44 EK 1(6/3/43) & 2(1/21/43)
Class "C" Glider Badge
Blk Wound Badge(2/1/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver(6/8/44)
WIA 29 January, 1943. One known victory, a B-17 on 30 December, 1942. A 2nd B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 in the Bordeaux area on 17 May, 1943. A 4th, a P-47 at St. Dizier on 16 March, 1944. A 5th, a B-24 over France on 10 April, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 35 km WNW of Charleville on 24 April, 1944. Added: As a result of aerial combat on 29 January, his ac was written off at Brest Nord (absa3945).
2460 Taubenberger, Johann "Hans"Lt4/2/1921Munich136/JG-51 (5/44), Stab II/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 783865 "Black
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, in the Balkans, a B-24 30 km W of Ploesti on 5 April, 1944. A P-38 N of Sofia Romania on 10 June, 1944. A B-24 at Radomir on 24 June, 1944. His first known Soviet victory, a captured Bf 109 (!) on 26 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 13 October, 1944. A P-38 at Vreszpreni on 6 November, 1944. An Il-2 on 16 November, 1944. Two Boston IIIs on 5 December, 1944. An La-5 on 8 December, 1944. Two Il-2s on 21 December, 1944. A Yak-9 on 22 December, 1944. Added: He has been reported sd by Soviet fighters 23 December, 1944 north of Sturovo, Hungary, an bailed safely. Survived the war (D.Drury).
2461 Taufenbach, BrunoLt8/25/19203(F)/22Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1251 "4N + HL" (lost 12/17/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 December, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission at Lake Ilmen, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Dorn, Obs (MIA); Uffz H.Krause, R/O (presumed MIA) and Gefr H.Moser, Gnr (presumed MIA). There are VDK entries for Lts Taufenbach & Dorn; no entries for Uffz Krause and Gefr Moser (D.Drury).
2462 Tazreiter, FriedrichFhr6/17/19253/JG-3(12/44), 1/JG-3(1/45 Paderborn)Bf 109G-6 (lost 12/2/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 783898 "Green 6" (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte; sd by intense AA fire, and captured, during the attack on Eindhoven airfield. He was able to bail out, but suffered serious injuries. His G-14 crashed near the Eindhoven airfield. Still considered MIA. His G-6 was sd on 2 December,1944 by a P-51 and bailed unhurt between Lohra and Marburg. Alternate spelling: Tatzenreiter or Tatzreiter. The pilot name Tazreiter was taken from the Dutch research records. New data: the crashsite near the village of Bergeijk, has been found, and recovery operations to be performed in 2015 (Source: Hans Nordsiek).
2463 Teige, HansLt9/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120018 "3U + MT" (lost 10/8/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 8 October, 1943 during aerial combat near Bremen. Bf 110 Loss List
2464 Tempel, HansFw1/13/1922Hof (Saale)19/JG-2, 12/JG-2 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960216 (lost 12/2/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944; Crashed his A-8 at Burgholzhausen, near Friedrichsdorf/Taunus after colliding with Fhr. Ernst Sohlscheid during aerial combat with P-47s. Buried Burgholzhausen. Jager Blatt article. One known victory, a P-51 S of Jersey on 15 August, 1944.
2465 Tengler, JuliusLt9/KG-26 (Le Bourget, Fr.)He 111H-5 Werk # 3628 "1H + ET" (lost)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 April, 1941; Shot down with wounds during a mission over Coventry. Attacked by a Night Fighter, both engines had been hit forcing the crew to bail out, all wounded, however, the Observer was found dead in the AC wreckage at Bendish, Hertfordshire. Remaining crew: Gefr Wolfgang Euerl, Observer (KIA); Uffz Hubert Faber, R/O (WIA/POW); Uffz Hans Zender, R/O 2 (POW) and Gefr Franz Reitmayr, Flt Engr (WIA/POW). Added: The NF was a Defiant of No.264 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Arthur Sanders. Gefr Euerl is buried at Hitchin Cem., Grave 404 (D.Drury).
Hitchin Cemetery England
2466 Tepperis, WalterUffz2/JGr-Süd (8/43), 11/JG-26(Plantluenne)Bf 109F-4 "Red 14", Bf 109G-14 Wk# 462676 "Yel 1"(dam), Bf 109G-14 Wk# 413550 "Blk 8 + I (lost 1/1/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Collided with injuries in his F-4 Werk # 7236 "Red 14" with another F-4 piloted by Uffz Hans Fenske on 12 August, 1943, bailed safely. WIFA 12 October, 1944 when "Yellow 1" engine failed and he made a force landing at Merfelder Bruch airfield. Bodenplatte pilot. The victim of German flak after the attack on Brussels-Evere airfield on 1 January, 1945, in his "Black 8", he was forced to belly land on Schouwen-Duiveland Island. It took him a week to return to Plantlünne.
2467 Tesch, ErnstObltMesserschmidt Factory UnitMe 262One of three factory Experimental Test pilots (with Uffz Hans Flachs and Oblt Ernst Wörner.
2468 Teschke, HelmutUffz6/KG-53He 111H-5 Werk # 4042 "A1 + CW" (lost 5/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 9 May, 1941 after being shot down by a Defiant of RAF No. 255 Sq., believed to be piloted by P/O Wynne-Wilson, with gunner Sgt J.Plant. The AC crashed one half mile east of Patrington station, exploding on impact. Teschke escaped by parachute. Remaining crew (all KIA): Gefr Willi London, Observer, Gefr Johannes Kaminski, wireless operator, Gefr Hans Jacob Stieglitz, mechanic and Gefr Hermann Decker, gunner. All four of the remaining crew are buried in the War Graves Plot, Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard, near Hornsea. Gefr London Gr 4; Gefr Kaminski Gr 3, Gefr Stieglitz Gr 2 and Gefr Decker Gr 5 (D.Drury).
2469 Tette, Hans JoachimLtII/JG-2 (Abbeville)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12689 (lost 7/20/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 July, 1941 at Drucat, no cause reported.
2470 Tetzner, HansOblt5"White Staffel" 6/JG-5 (6/41), I/JG-77 (8/41 Norway), 5/JG-5 (3/44 S.U.), Kdr II/JG-5 (6/44)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1133 "Yellow 10 (lost 8/13/41), Bf 109F & G-4, Fw 190A-4
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 July, 1944 (Magnus). He went MIA on 13 August, 1941, while in JG-77, in "Yellow 10" during aerial combat near the Ura-Guba Bridge [apparently returned later] (Source SIG Norway). His first victory, a Blenheim SW of Stavanger on 12 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Hudson 10 km W of Stavanger on 19 July, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-9 NW of Tamminskaya on 18 March, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 NE of Maila on 20 March, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 13 April, 1944. Magnus Report; victory count of approximately 20. Bowers/Lednicer, 20 victories. His "Yellow 10" ID provided by SIG Norway.
2471 Tetzner, Hilderbrand VoightländerObltKüstenfliegergruppe 3/Kü.Fl.G -106Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2234 "M2 + JL" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 13 March, 1941 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Desmond Sheen. Tetzners starboard engine was set ablaze and he was seen crashing into the sea about three miles northeast of Coquet Island. On 27 April, 1941, Tetzners body was recovered from the sea, one mile southeast of the Heugh Light, Hartlepool. He was buried the same day at Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby-on-Tees. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ltz.See Rudolf Dietze, Observer, Ogefr Walter Wesserer, wireless operator and Ogefr Hans Vandanne, mechanic.
2472 Teumer, Alfred "Fred"Hptm2/11/1918Neustadt Hannover763/JG-54(12/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-54(7/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-54(12/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-54 (4/44), Kdo Nowotny(9/44)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12744 (crash land 12/24/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9685 "Yellow 2" (force land 1/30/42), Fw 190A-4 "White 2" (WIA-flak 9/3/43), Fw 190A-8Zy Werk# 730384 (lost) w/ 7/JG-54, Me 262A-1a RK(8/19/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One of his seven AC losses was Werk# 730384 "Black (or White) 7" on 10 June, 1944 over the Normandy Front near Orne-Mündung (Estuary). He was wounded also for the third time on this same day. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 28 December, 1941. Two Il-2s and two Yak-1s on 12 January, 1943. Three Yak-1s and two I-16s on 14 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and a MiG-3 on 27 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an I-16 Rata on 19 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 16 March, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 27 May, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 16 December, 1943. Two ACs lost at 100% happened on 28 August, 1942 in 1 Staffel in a Kl 35 Werk # 4060 over Jusowitschio, and 3 September, 1943 as Stfkpt 10 Staffel in a Fw 190A-4 "White ?" over Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield. A P-38 over France (Breteuil area) on 8 August, 1944. Another P-38 at Falaise on 9 August, 1944. KIFA in Me 262A-1a Wk# 170044, 4 October, 1944 during a landing approach at the Hesepe airfield due to engine failure. He was to replace Oblt Hans G.Müller. He was Stfkpt in 8/JG-6 at the time. 300+ combat missions.
2473 Thaden, Hans JoachimLt6/4/1924Stfkpt 3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300379 "B3 + BL" (lost 6/8/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 June, 1944 after his ac was sd by AA fire while attackig shipping, and/or laying mines in the Vire Estyary, Normandy, France. Crew detail unknown (D.Drury).
2474 Thalacker, Karl Heinz HansLt6/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # (1?)20328 "Yellow 6 + -" (lost 8/18/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1942; Crashed into the sea, Cherbourg, cause unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
2475 Thein, HansUffz27/JG-54, II/JG-54 (9/44 S.U.), 13/JG-51 (5/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 738254 "White 5" (lost 2/6/45)), Fw 190A "Yellow 20" in JG-51
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an in-flight collision at Pl.Qu.1738 with an Fw 190A-9 Wk# 750087 on 6 February, 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 15 September, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 30 October, 1944. Shot down with wounds 6 February, 1945 over Map Quadrant 1738. He flew his last mission in "Yellow 20" on 1 May, 1945.
2476 Thein, HansGefr10/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 658381 "White 9" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 22 August, 1944; emergency landing near Rouilly-sur-Seine after being hit by flak. Source: J. Geensen.
2477 Theiss, Hans HannesFw192066/JG-300 (8/44), JG-7Fw 190A-8/R8 "Yellow 9"EP


EK 1 & 2
Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
5 Bombers. One known victory, a B-17 in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, a B-24 and a B-24 (e.V.) over Austria on 22 August, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 near the Gotha airfield on 27 September, 1944. A 5th, same day, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel. A B-17 (HSS) at Rathenow on 6 October, 1944. Magnus, 10 victories. Alternate spelling: Theis.
2478 Theme, HansUffz245/JG-52 (Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 610480 "Black 9 + -" (lost 1/28/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 January, 1945. Magnus. No further detail on this Ace w/24 victories!
2479 Theo, HansFw5/JG-300Fw 190A-7 (lost 6/21/44 at Potsdam)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
2480 Thewes, HansUffz5/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110752 (dam 8/15/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspWIA with unnamed crew 15 August, 1943 at Pratnitzkoje due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List. This could be Hans Joachim Thewes.
2481 Thewes, Hans JoachimUffz22/Schl.G-1 (2/43 S.U.), 2/Schl.G-2 (5/43)Fw 190A-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 E of Woroschi on 2 February, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 NE of Balakleja on 7 May, 1943.
2482 Thieck, Hans JürgenFhr192510/JG-6Bf 109G-14AS Werk # 784949 "Black 9" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 24 December, 1944 after being hit at Lüttich by an unknown scource when his canopy froze. He was on a bomber intercept mission, and was able to bail out over Liege, and became a POW upon landing.
2483 Thiel, ErichMaj6/14/1912Heinrode OstpreussenLeg. Condor (Spain), III/KG-27 (9/39), Stfkpt 7/KG-27 (5/41), Kdr III/KG-27 (3/42)He 111H-3, He 111H-16 Werk # 8476 "1G + AD" (lost 4/22/43)
RK(7/23/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

Spanish Cross in Gold

EK 1 &2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 22 April, 1943; sd by Soviet fighters while attacking the port of Novorossisk and crashed into the Black Sea. Three parachutes were seen approximately 20km south of Anapa, about 3km offshore. A rescue operation was begun, but only the unnamed R/O was saved. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Günther Heins, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Pratorius, Flt Engr and Uffz Hans Deutsch, Gnr. (Kaiser RK book). Over 400 combat missions over England and the Soviet Union. Another source says he died in Soviet captivity.
2484 Thiel, HansOfhr6/JG-52 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165406 "Yellow 12 + -" (lost 10/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 October, 1944 during a low level attack, no further detail.
2485 Thiele, HansUffz192118/JG-53 (Neuhausen)Bf 109G-14 WerK # 462901 "Red 8 + -" (lost 10/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 at Gewann, near Gondelsheim. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 20 km W of Cassino on 24 March, 1944.
2486 Thielmann, Hans JoachimUffz2/2/1919BreslauI/JG-26 (joins 6/43), 2/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470049 "Black 7" (lost 11/29/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 7" with a Spitfire 6 km E of Brugge. Buried Bourdon France, Block 5/1/1 (Rosseels).
2487 Thienel, Hans HerbertHptm10(Pz)/SG-2Ju 87D-5 & G-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2488 Thiessen, Hans HermannOfhr1/LG-1He 111H (lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 was sd 10 May, 1940 by Huricanes, possibly of Nos. 3, 85 or 607. He crashed near Lille. One KIA, one MIA and two of the other unnamed crew, POW. Pilot disposition not reported. Source: J.Schadskaje.
2489 Tholen, HeinzLt4/KG-3 (11/40 Deurne Antwerpen) Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3304 5K + GM" (lost 11/3/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 3 November, 1940 when his Do 17 crashed at Heer Arendskerke, cause unknown. Buried Ysselsteyn, Block BC/3/60. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Hengvoss(KIA, bur Yssel BC-3-61), Ogefr Kurt Hyttner (WIA) and Ogefr Martin Güls (WIA). (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). Added: Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the Wk# as 3904.
Ysselstein, Holland
2490 Thomader, HansOfhrII/SG-1Fw 190F-8 Werk # 939318 (lost 1/19/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1945 due to flak, location unknown.
2491 Thomann, HansFw89/JG-5Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13753 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/19/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943; shot down by friendly flak north of Kirkenes Norway (Source: SIG Norway). One known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 2 December, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 5 March, 1943. Two P-40s on 14 March, 1943. Nos. 5, 6 & 7, three Hurricane IIs on 19 June, 1943. An 8th, a P-40 on 28 June, 1943.
2492 Thomas, FritzLt2(F)/Ob.d.L. (North Sea)JU 88A-5 Werk # 0382 "VB + KJ" (lost 3/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 14 March, 1941 with his Observer Oblt Hans Heydt and two other unnamed crew at Glasgow, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2493 Thomas, HansUffz4/ZG-26Me 410A-1 Werk # 420024 "3U + NM" (lost, date not reported)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA (date not given) when he and gunner Kurt Schulz we sd 1km east of Wittmundhaven. Source: J.Schadskaje.
2494 Thomaser, Hans OfhrII/SG-1Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931859 "White 10" (lost 1/19/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1945 near Krzynowloga due to flak.
2495 Thomeschat, Hans JoachimHptm2II/KG-30 (10/42), Stfkpt/KG.z.b.B-105 (7/43), 7/NJG-101 (10/43), Stfkpt 11/KG-30 (11/43), 3/NJG-4(12/43), 2/NJG-4 Ju 88 Werk # Unk "4D + MM (11/42), Ju 52 in KG.z.b.V-105 (7/43), Bf 110C & Ju 88G in NJG-4
DK-G (1/28/43), EP (10/7/41), EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 29/30 December, 1944; shot down with wounds at Neufchateau by a P-61 Night Fighter, probably of 425NFS, piloted by 2/Lt Cletus T. Ornsby (Boiten). Note: another source suggests he crashed at Mainz-Finthen and was killed this date. WIA 30 December, 1943 during aerial combat with American fighters, crashing at Nancy (Balss). One known victory, a B-17 20 km SE of the Kitzingen airfield on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax 6 km NE of Grimbergen on 28 April, 1944. Added: Hptm Thomeschat was awarded the KRETA cufftitle on 18 July, 1943 as Ju 52 pilot during Operation MERKUR. On 5 November, 1942, he sank the Russian cargo ship "Dekabrist" (6000BRT), S of Hopen Insel, while piloting "4D + MM" of KG-30. Remaining crew 11/5/42): Uffz Börner, Obs; Fw Hensler, R/O and Ofw Westphal, Gnr (Robt. Ruzzier 4/2021). Alternate spelling: Thomschat.
2496 Thorwarth, HansLt6/2/19237/JG-1 (Reich Def) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15440 "White 11" (lost 7/17/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 July, 1943 during aerial combat. His 109 crashed into the North Sea west of the Hague, Holland, on 17 July, 1943. His death was confirmed on 12 August, 1943, after washing ashore. Believed buried at Ysselsteyn AD/2/27. (DeSwart & Geensen)
Ysselstein, Holland
2497 Thran, HansUffz110/JG-26 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 200034 "Black 12" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944 in "Black 12" during a dogfight with a P-47 from the 368th FG. He bailed out successfully, but was shot in his chute by a P-47 only 60 feet from the ground. His one victory, a P-47 of 368FG at Mortain-Domfront on 7 August, 1944, the same day he was killed.
2498 Thurner, Johann HansHptm10/24/1918Innsbruck, Austria9/KG-55(7/41), II/KG-55, Kdr I/KG-6 (9/44)He 111P-2 Werk # 1382 "G1 + BT" (6/23/41 & 7/2/41 in 9/KG-55), Ju 88, Ju 188A-2 Werk # Unk "3E + EB" (lost 6/11/44 in I/KG-6) RK(8/6/41)-EL(9/17/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)
EP(4/22/41)
Wound Badge(7/2/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
KIA 11 June, 1944 over the Normandy invasion front, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Joachim Booch, Uffz Kurt Henning (bur Orglandes/Manche among Unknowns) and FhjUffz Gustav Thäter (MIA), grave locations and positions unknown. Hptm Thürner's body was found much later after crashing SE of Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, France. He is buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, Blk 9, Row 4, Gr 124 (D.Drury). 100+ combat missions. Added: While in KG-55, then Lt Thurner was involved in two incidents in the same ac, Wk# 1382, by flak west of Luck Poland. Incident 6/23/41: Lt Thurner unhurt; Uffz Alois Heugenhäuser, Obs (KIA, commemorated at Przemysl Poland) and Gefr Erich Engler, Gnr (WIA). Incident 7/2/41: Lt Thurner wounded; Fw Werner Heinke, Obs (WIA); Fw Herbert Bottlämper, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Josef Schröder, Flt Engr (WIA) (D.Drury).
2499 Thurz, HerbertLt1/LG-1Bf 109E Werk # 5895 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 17 May, 1940 after a mid-air collision with another squadron 109, Werk # 5950, piloted by Oblt Hans Erwin Jäger (KIFA), crashing near Boussu. This could be the Oblt Thurz, in JG-77 after repatriation from French captivity.
2500 Tiepelt, HansOfwSchildberg2/ZG-26 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2162 "U8 + FK" (lost 9/27/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 27 September, 1940 when, during an attack on Parnall Yate, both his engines were set onfire by a Hurricane of RAF No.504 Sq, piloted by F/O M.E.A.Royce. The AC exploded at the Stapelton Institution, Fishponds, Bristol at 11:45 hours. His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Herbert Brosig (geb Bochum) was also killed. Both crewmen are buried in Bristol Greenbank Cemetery, Gloucestershirel; Tiepelt Plot Yellow XX, Gr 453. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Uffz Brosig buried Bristol Greenback Cem. Ploy Yellow XX, Gr 453A (Luftwaffe Graves UK).

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