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2401 Lang, GustavFw2Stfkpt 13(Slow)/JG-52 (4/43 Anapa S.U., 6/44 Cz.)Bf 109G-6 "White 10" (lost 6/26/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 June, 1944 during aerial combat with P-38s of 82FG, 15AAF at Miloslavov. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 23 October, 1943.
2402 Lange, FriedrichLt8 5/JG-26 (6/43, 8/43 Beauvais), 6/JG-26 (1/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-26 (3/44) Fw 190A-5 Werk# 710007 "Black 10" (40% dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470202 "Black 6" (lost) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 March, 1944 in aerial combat in "Black 6" with a P-47 of 365th FG over the Eifel. WIA 17 August, 1943 from B-17 return fire at Eindhoven. One known victory, a P-47 at St. Jean near Ypres on 13 June, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 3 km W of Goes near Tholen on 22 June, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire IV at the Somme Estuary on 15 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (e.V.) 20 km S of Lille on 29 January, 1944. His 5th, a P-38 at Le Quesnoy on 11 February, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 19 km SW of Mons on 20 February, 1944. His 7th, same day, a P-47 6 km SW of Lüttich. His 8th, a P-47 15 km NW of Breugel, near Eindhoven, on 22 February, 1944. Magnus.
2403 Lange, Gerhard HaraldMaj6Stab I/NJG-100 (8/43 S.U.), 2/NAGr-4 (10/43), 3/NJGr-10 (8/44)Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet TB-7 and a PS-84 the night of 27-28 August, 1943. An R-Zet and an R-5 on 20 October, 1943, while in 2/NAGr-4. A 5th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 25 May, 1944, a Lt, and still in NAGr-4. One known western victory, a "4 mot" at Darmstadt on 26 August, 1944. This may be one of the Langes already recorded. Named "Harald" by Theo Boiten. Gerhard may be the Hptm Gerhard Lange in JG-6, next record.
2404 Lange, Hans JoachimLtStbsStfl/StG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2406 "A5 + BA" (lost 8/29/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 29 August, 1941 in the Boscharz-Hekino-Lubnowo area, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
2405 Lange, Heinz Dr.Maj10/2/1917Köln721/JG-21(39), 8/JG-54(6/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 1/JG-54(5/42), Stafkpt 3/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr JG-51Bf 109D-1 in JG-21, Bf 109E (8/54Rumania), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7539 "White 12" (lost 6/22/42), Bf 109F-4 "Wh 1" (S.U.), Fw 190A-3 "Brn 9"(12/42) RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
EP(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
I/JG-21 later became III/JG-54(39). He was among the first group to receive the EK 2 on 17 September, 1939, while in I/JG-21. He flew in France, Poland, over England, the Balkans and Russia. 638 combat missions, including 63 fighter-bomber and 85 close support. Thought to have flown bombers also. One victory in the West. 24 Il-2s. His two D-1 "White ?",were 60% damaged on 9 Sept., 1939 and 80% damaged on 18 Sept., 1939, both over Celle. His first victory, a Blenheim near Gross Bersen/Emsland, 30 October, 1939. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Yak-1 on 15 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 February, 1943. Two I-153s on 28 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943, while in 3/JG-51. A Yak-9 at Smolensk on 26 September, 1943, still in 3/JG-51. Flew 109F Wk# 6781 "Blk 5" in July, 1941 in 8/JG-54. Flew Fw 190A-6 "Yellow 9" in 3/JG-51 in December, 1943. Three Il-2s (m.H.) S of Vitebsk on 1 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 29 August, 1944. Flugbuch 10/41 to 9/43. Survived the war, getting a Doctorate of Law from the Univ. of Kiel. Deceased 26 February, 2006, Bergisch Gladbach (P. Bastin).
2406 Lange, HelmuthFhjOfw321/JG-51 (2/43 S.U.), 2/JG-51 (5/44), 1/JG-51 (10/44)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 24 February, 1943. A 3rd, an R-5 on 22 March, 1943. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 23 December, 1943. A 5th, a U-2 on 1 May, 1944. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 7 June, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 August, 1944. An 8th, a Pe-2 on 13 October, 1944. Magnus Report.
2407 Lange, HerbertUffz37/ZG-26Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3412 "3U + ??" (lost 1/19/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Palermo due to a technical failure, no mention of crew injury (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Hawk-75A on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940.
2408 Lange, Karl HeinzUffz2/JG-53 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165671 "Black 12" (lost 8/18/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Maiul/Ciora Romania, bailed safely.
2409 Lange, OttoUffz4/JG-2Bf 109E-4 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1940 after being shot down by British fighters over the English Channel.
2410 Lange, WilliOfw4/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2669 "5K + LM" (lost 8/31/40 Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940; force landed his ac on Sandwich Flats, setting the ac on fire after being attacked and wounded by fighters and ground defenses. Remaining crew (POW/WIA): Uffz Fritz Krostopotsch, Obs; Fw Hubert Berndt, R/O and Fw Hans Wünsch, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
2411 Langemann, WernerHptm8Stfkpt 10(Jabo)/JG-53 (2/42 Malta/4/42 N.Africa), Kdr I/JG-2 (or 11?) 6/44)Bf 109F-4/Z "White 1" in 10/JG-53, Bf 109F-4/B (Trop 4/42), Bf 110C (8/42), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170928 "Black <<" (lost 7/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 14 July, 1944 after aerial combat with 4 RCAF Spitfires near Cerisy France; victory claimed by F/O J.N.L. Harrison of No. 411 Sq..(RCAF Claims List). Wounded in the elbow, he managed to bail from 50m and was fortunate to land in a haystack. The Jabo Staffel was joined by Bf 110s of III/ZG-1 on 30 August, 1942. His first known victory, a Hurricane on 5 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Langermann.
2412 Langenberg, KarlFw75/ZG-76Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Morane on 12 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires on 23 May, 1940, no location. Nos.4 & 5, a Spitfire and a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at London on 11 September, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire SE of London on 15 September, 1940.
2413 Langenickel, sicOblt112/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" over the North Sea, off Kiel, on 17 August, 1944.
2414 Langer,Uffz25/JG-51 (8/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a P-38 on 31 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Boston III on 8 December, 1944.
2415 Langer, Oblt14/Jager Staffel Magdeburg (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) over Juist on 24 August, 1944. This may be one of the other Langers, perhaps the one in the "Special Purpose" staffel.
2416 Langer, HansLt1922East Prussia47Stab II/JG-53 (3/42), 4/JG-51 (5/43), 2/JG-51 (8/43), 6/JG-51 (12/43), JG-7Bf 109F in II/53, Bf 109G (Trop) in 4 Staffel, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 17 August Schweinfurt Raid. Shot down two B-17s on this raid. Shot down at least six times, first time by a P-38 in N. Africa.. His first victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 31 March, 1942. Another Spitfire, his 4th, downed at Map Quadrant 47441 (N.Africa) on 1 December, 1942. Another Spitfire on 19 May, 1943. During the Sicilian campaign, he was known to have downed a Boston II 20 km southwest of Marralle on 11 July, 1943. He was credited with a B-17 15 km southwest of Udine, in northern Italy, 19 December, 1943, and another 70 km SSE of Ferrara on 12/28/43. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories.
2417 Langer, HugoFw1/JG-77 (S.U.), 2/JG-77 (8/42 Med)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1536 "Red 5" (35% dam 3/1/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13190 (lot 8/13/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 13 August, 1942 at Pantelleria, no cause reported. Plane damaged 1 March, 1942 at Alexandrowka during aerial combat, pilot OK.
2418 Langer, Karl HeinzMaj4/19/1914Görlitz Schlesien68 Stafkpt 7/JG-3(3/42 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-3, zbV (Spec Purpose) Ges., Stab I/JG-300(8/43), Kdr I/JG3 (3/44), Kdr III/JG-3 (1/45) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13234 (15% dam 5/21/42; WIC: Emergency land, out of fuel), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13139(9/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13739(12/42), Bf 109G-6y Werk # 26024 "White 1" Oct, 43 in 7/JG-3, Fw 190 RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/26/44)
EP(8/12/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/5/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend.
WIA 17 December, 1942 by Soviet bomb splinters. WIA 14 October, 1943 in Wk# 26024 after downing a B-17, his 16th. 486 combat missions. 3 bombers. Another source states his victories as 30. One known victory, perhaps his first Soviet, an I-61 12 km SW of Salustsche on 9 March, 1942. An R-5 at Zarjew and a MiG-1 NE of Leninsk on 24 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 at Akelin on 3 September, 1942. His 8th, a LaGG-3 NE of Gratschi on 1 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 S of Rakitnoje on 5 July, 1943. One known western victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. Another "4 mot" W of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A Halifax at Brandenburg-Briest on 1 September, 1943. His 20th, a P-47 at Houdan on 21 June, 1944. A B-26 near Büllingen-Stavelot on 23 December, 1944. His 25th, a P-47 in the Ardennes sector on 27 December, 1944. His 26th, a Soviet Boston on 19 February, 1945. An Il-2 (No. 27) on 6 March, 1945. No. 29, an Il-2 on 4/19/45. His 30th, a Yak-3 on 23 April, 1945. (Could he have scored 41 more victories by May, 1945?) Deceased 6 May, 1955 in Remscheid. Photo
2419 Langheld, FritzOblt35/JG-11 (8/44), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A (lost 4/12/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 April, 1945; failed to return from a mission at Oderbrücken (L. Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Evreux on 23 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 W of Bad Kreuznach on 23 December, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 near Ingleheim on 25 December, 1944.
2420 Langohr, Heinrich2/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140042 "D5 + GK" (lost 8/20/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1944; sd at Brammer by their own Marine flak. All buried at the War Graves Cem. Hamm Süderfreihof. Remaining crew(KIA): Otto Aschermann and Eugen Peters (no rank or position noted.
2421 Langwenings, EduardGefr27/JG-54Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 30 August, 1942.
2422 Lanzenbacher, AdolfFw5/24/1922101/JG-54, Erg/JG-54-Ost (12/41), 3 & 4/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), 11/JG-54 (12/43)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9594 (45%), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 410097 (80%)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 4 December, 1941 with Erg. Gruppe in Werk# 9594 near Neukuhren. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 24 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 26 July, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 14 August, 1943. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 2 September, 1943. A 6th, an La-5 on 4 September, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 September, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1943. A 9th, an La-5 on 17 December, 1943. A 10th, a Pe-2 on 6 February, 1944. Shot down with wounds 18 December, 1943 with 11 Staffel in Werk # 410097 over Map Quadrant 8785. Deceased 8 October, 1999. Jager Blatt Obit.
2423 Larisch, Richard vonLt4/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3175 (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1940 during aerial combat over England, no specific location reported. Added: His body was recovered from the sea off Dover, 13 September, 1940. Presently, there is no grave location known (D.Drury).
2424 Laroska, HelmutHptmI(Nacht)/JG-300Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530375 (lost 8/28/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 August, 1943; shot down by his own flak and fighters near Nürnberg.
2425 Lastig, KurtMajIII/KG-157 (4/37 as Ofhr), Stfkpt 15KGzbV-1 (5/40 as Oblt), Stab/KG-101 (6/43 as Hptm) Ju 52/3m Werk # 6248 (or 6519) "1Z + AZ" (lost (5/10/40) Transport or Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 52 shot down S of Afferden Holland, SE of Druten, on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: POW (briefly) near Zaltbommel after bailing from his crippled Ju 52, and landing in the Waal-Maas confluence (LOCS). Added: Remaining crew (pos unk): Flg Gerhard Orschel (KIA, bur Ysselsteyn AA-299); Fw August Ridder (POW) and Uffz Rudolf Breit (POW) [DVL Loss List].
2426 Lau, FritzHptm9/23/1911Stettin28 Transport pilot in Poland, Stfkpt 9/NJG-1 (9/43), 7/NJG-1, Stfkpt 4/NJG-1 (3/44) Ju 52, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5339 (dam 10/3/43; pilot WIA, gunner, Ogefr Erwin Weber KIA, unnamed R/O OK) RK(4/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)
EP(44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
WIA 3/4 October, 1943 during aerial combat with a British bomber, bailing at Bohmte, near Wittlage (Balss). Another former Lufthansa pilot. After flying transports, he was an Instructor at Instrument Flying School 3. His first victories were in the Fall of 1943. 76 combat missions. 27 4-motor bombers and one Mosquito! All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Lancaster 25 km W of Haarlem on 29 September, 1943. A "4 mot" S of Hamm on 31 March, 1944. A Halifax at Dahren on 28 April, 1944. A Lancaster NW of St Trond on 11 May, 1944. A "4 mot" WNW of Rotterdam on 22 May, 1944. Another "4 mot" SE of Rotterdam on 25 May, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Feindbögen on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Feindhosen on 22 June, 1944. A P-38 at Pressburg Austria on 16 July, 1944. A "4 mot" over the North Sea, W of Kiel, on 17 August, 1944. Two "4 mots" WNW of Mönchen -Gladbach on 19 September, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Bochum and another at Radevormwald on 21 November, 1944. Photo. Deceased 1 January, 2003.
2427 Lau, KurtHptm4/12/1916Danzig Ostpreussen2I/StG-3, Stfkpt 1/SG-2, Kdr I/SG-2 (11/44), Kdr II/SG-103 (4/45)Ju 87, Fw 190 in SG-2; Ar 96, Fw 190F & Ju 87D or G in SG-103 RK(4/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/18/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
897 missions destroying 80 tanks. Shot down twice and managed to bail out successfully both times. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 20 August, 1944. Deceased 30 April, 1993 Kaufbeuren (P. Bastin).
2428 Lau, MaxFw5/8/1915Rochsburg-Lunzrnau29/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413597 "Yellow 6" (lost 8/5/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 in the Compiegne area, Hauts-de-France. Buried Fort de Malmaison, Block 2/9/643. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, a P-51 and a P-47 both in the Lisieux area on 25 July, 1944.
2429 Laube, MartinOblt9/16/192010 1/JG-2 (6/41), 11/JG-2 (11/42), Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (1/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-53 (3/43 Comiso) Bf 109F-2 (lost) in JG-2, Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) "Black 1" in Sicily, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18482 "Black 11 + -" (lost 9/4/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat west of Neapel. Wounded in aerial combat with fighters 20 June, 1941 over Cherbourg. MIA 4 September, 1943. Magnus. His first victory, a Spitfire in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. Three Spitfires on 2 January, 1943 in the Morro/Cap Rara areas of N. Africa. Another, his 5th, a Spitfire 12 km south of Zarzur on 28 January, 1943. His 6th, a B-26 20 km east of Jeja on 13 February, 1943. His 7th, a Spitfire at Souk el Kor on 25 April, 1943. His 8th, now in 5 Staffel over Sicily, a Spitfire 10 km west of Syracuse. His 9th, a P-40 20 km north of Catania on 25 July, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 20 km southwest of Capri, 1 August, 1943.
2430 Laubenheimer, FranzFw22/JG-300, Stab 1/JG-301(3/44)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-38s at Ebersberger Forst (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax W of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. His 2nd, a Lancaster north of Stuttgart on 15 March, 1944 (Perry Claims).
2431 Laufer, WilhelmOblt11/7/1912Halle16/JG-2 (9/40), 8/JG-51 (10/43 S.U.)Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/18/40), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410027 (lost 10/23/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 23 October, 1943 in a mid-air collision with Lücke (Wk# 7206) at the Kosinki airfield. WIA 18 August, 1940; sd and crashed at sea off the Isle of Wight; rescued by German air sea rescue (D.Drury). His first victory, a Blenheim over England on 21 September, 1940, a Fw at the time. Retired LW-Bundeswehr Hauptmann. Deceased 29 June, 2004.
2432 Lauff, FritzUffz2Erg.Zerst.Gr-Aalborg (7/41), 7/ZG-26 (4/42), III/ZG-26 (6/43 Med)Bf 110C Werk # 2131 "3M + LK" (minor damage 7/41), Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6181 (lost 6/6/43)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC with unnamed crew 6 June, 1943 at the Ciampino North airfield, cause not reported (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Blenheim on 24 April, 1942. Another, a Liberator on 21 August, 1942, both victories in N. Africa. Lauff, an Ogefr at the time, and his R/O, were uninjured in an emergency landing in a wheat field in Klingstrup Denmark on 29 July, 1941. He lost his bearings during haze and low cloud cover, and running low on fuel, made the landing with very little damage to the AC (Source: Air War over Denmark).
2433 Laufs, PeterLt12Z/KG-30, I(Z)/LG-1 (9/39), 4/NJG-1 (8/40), 1/NJG-2 (3/41; 1/42 Med)Bf 110C-2, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0779 "R4 + LH" (lost 1/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/24/42 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 27 January, 1942, crashing inti the Etna volcano, 8 km SW of Adrano/Santuzza (Boiten). N. African Campaign. His first known victory, a Polish PZL P-24 at Warsaw on 1 September, 1939 (Perry Claims). A Wellington SW of Stavanger/Sola on 12 April, 1940. A "Roc" by Norway on 16 April, 1940. A Skua o.Roc by Herjangs Fjord on 16 May, 1940, an Uffz at the time. His 6th, a Hurricane at Lowestoft the night of 17-18 August, 1940. His 7th victory, a Wellington at Cromer, the night of 17-18 March, 1941. His 8th, a Wellington at Wells-next-Sea the night of 9-10 April, 1941. His 9th, a Fairey Battle on 5 July, 1941, at Wells-next-Sea. His 10th, a Wellington at Coltishall on 13 August, 1941. His 11th, a Beaufighter south of Malta on 15 December, 1941. His 12th and last victim was a Hurricane over Malta on 19 December, 1941. The Hurricane, of RAF No.126 Sq., was piloted by P/O Edward "Pete" Steele, the first American to die in the defense of Malta. Alternate spelling: Lauffs (OKL 1940 victories).
2434 Launer, RichardOfw6 2/NJG-1 (9/41), 10/NJG-4, 1/NJG-6 (8/43) Bf 110C-4 (in NJG-1 & 4), Bf 110F & G-4 (in NJG-6)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hampden on 1 September, 1941, no location. Another, a Wellington on 26 March, 1942. A 3rd known, an "Unidentified" AC at Worms on 17 April, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax 1 km W of Scharpersweert on 14 July, 1943. A Halifax at Mannheim on 10 August, 1943. Another Halifax 10 km SW of Mannheim and a "4 mot" 10 km WSW of Mannheim on 6 September, 1943. A 8th, a Lancaster W of Koblenz on 22 December, 1944. Magnus Report. Added: Ofw Launer survived the war, and was credited with 6 confirmed and 2 unconfirmed victories (Theo Boiten 2/2021). Added: The two 6 September, 1943 claims seem to be the "unconfirmed", possibly credited to Mannheim & Lüdwigshafen flak. One of these, Halifax JD322 "ZA-V" which crashed at Waldsee/Pfalz, where a memorial has been erected (Erik Wieman, 2/2021).
2435 Lausch, BernhardOfw408/JG-51 (7/40), 8/JG-51 (3/42 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12653 "Black 4" (lost 7/4/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1942; shot down by a Soviet Pe-2 at Tschertolino. His first known victory, a Spitfire 10 km NW of Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Defiant S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire S of London on 18 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over England on 6 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire over England on 30 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Cape Gris Nez on 12 April, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 N of Rschew on 29 March, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 39 victories.
2436 Lauter, FriedrichLt9/11/19133(F)/122Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280217 "F6 + GL" (lost 8/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC at Corseul Fr. on 6 August, 1944, cause and burial location unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Mueller, Obs (MIA); Fw Walter Eppel, R/O (WIA/POW); Ofw Engelbert Klauser, Gnr 1 (WIA/POW) and Uffz Josef Polcher, Gnr 2 (WIA/POW) (absa3945).
2437 Lazarus, WilhelmObltStfkpt 5/KG-77 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7125 "3Z + BN" (lost 8/28/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1941 during aerial combat with soviet fighters near the Stalin Kanal. Source: A. Mebius.
2438 Leber, WalterLt8/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "A1 + FS" (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.56 Sq., piloted by F/O Percy S.Weaver, and then finished off by P/O William P.Hopkin. The ac crashed at Small Gains Farm, Foulness Island, Essex. Remaining crew: Fw Heinrich Feich, Obs (POW); Fw Josef Wild, Flt Engr (DOW 8/19/40, bur CC/1/2/70); Uffz K.Hilgert (WIA/POW) and Gefr K.Erfurt (WIA/POW) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2439 Lechner, Alois LoiselMaj10/1/1911Grosshesselohe bei München43Erg/NJG-2(3/42), 9/NJG-2(8/42), 10/NJG-5(7/43 S.U.), 1/NJG-100(8/43), Kdr Stab I/NJG-100(1/44)Bf 109, Bf 110, Do 217, Ju 87, Ju 88, Fw 58, Fw 189, Ju 88C-6 Wk# 360319 "V4 + MT" (lost 2/44) RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(11/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 February, 1944 when he was shot down by AA guns, manned by partisans near Mogilew, and was taken prisoner, seriously wounded, after a forced landing at Brigade Leonow airfield. Never returned. One known victory, a Wellington on 9 March, 1942. Another, a Wellington on 15 April, 1942. Two Wellingtons and a B-24 the night of 31 May, 1942. On 18 August, 1942, he downed two more Wellingtons at Schaustenhof. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3F N of Stellung Borneo I the night of 14-15 July, 1943. A DB-3F the night of 22-23 July, 1943. Another DB-3 the night of 27-28 July, 1943. Two PS-84s the night of 29-30 July, 1943. A PS-84 the night of 11-12 August, 1943. Two more PS-84s and a DB-3 the night of 16-17 August, 1943. A DB-3F the night of 21-22 August, 1943. An S-B the night of 23-24 August, 1943. A DB-3 the night of 24-25 August, 1943. Two DB-3Fs the night of 25-26 August, 1943. An R-5 and a B-25 the night of 6-7 September, 1943. Two DB-3s and a B-25 at Ujuki the night of 12-13 October, 1943. Two more PS-84s on 14 October, 1943. Six DB-3s and a PS-84 the night of 27-28 October, 1943. An R-5 on 12 January, 1944. A PS-84 on 18 February, 1944.
2440 Lechner, FranzUffz8/KG-53 (temp assign TG-30)He 111 Werk # Unk "S3 + LH" (or A1 + NS ?) (lost 8/22/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 22 August, 1944 when he crashed on takeoff from the Creil (Fr) airfield, cause not reported. III/KG-53 was conducting supply runs for TG-30 at the time. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Josef Zielger (or Ziegler), Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Hunlich, R/O and Gefr Albert Sames, Gnr (Luftwaffe Discussion Forum).
2441 Lechner, JohannUffz64/JG-300Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 September, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, a B-17 at Sangerhausen on 7 July, 1944. A P-51 S of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 at Zell, by Zellhof, on 25 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 (HSS) at Herrenberg on 9 August, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 (HSS) in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944.
2442 Ledenberger, F.Oblt4(F)/33 (Pleskau S.U.)Bf 110E-3 (most likely) Werk # Unk (dam 8/10/41)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspWIA 10 August, 1941 when his ac was damaged during aerial combat, by a Soviet fighter in the vicinity of Moshino Russia. No further detail (D.Drury).
2443 Leder, Hans JoachimFw2III/JG-26 (10/43 France), 12/JG-26 (2/44)Fw 190A-6, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20783 "Blue 6" (lost 10/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165647 "Blue 14 " (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 August, 1944 in "Blue 14" by ground fire near Rouen. WIA 3 October, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 341 or 485 Sq. 5 km NW of Noyon. His two victories; a B-17 (e.V.) N of Innsbrück on 24 April, 1944 and a 2nd B-17 S of Donauwörth (Garmisch-Partenkirchen), same day.
2444 Leesch, HelmutOfw5/StG-2 (Med)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5489 "T6 + DN" (lost 1/10/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 10 January, 1941 after attacking HMS Illustrious off Pantelleria, an Italian island in the Strait of Sicily (D.Drury). No mention of his R/O ( Ju 87 Loss List). NOTE: An Ofw H. Leesch, also in 5/StG-2, was reported MIA 13 August, 1940; sd at sea off Lulworth, Dorset by Spitfires of No. 609 Sq.. His gunner, Fw H. Schulz, severly wounded and POW. This person may be Helmut, and rescued by German Air Sea Rescue.
2445 Leese, SiegfriedFhr110/JG-76 (8/4), 14/JG-53 (Reich Def 1/45)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461137 (or 464137) "Black 6" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945 in the Metz area during Operation Bodenplatte, cause unknown, believed to be AA fire, no known grave. Source: Bf 109 Loss List. One known victory, a P-38 NW of Chantilly on 25 August, 1944.
2446 Leesmann, Karl HeinzMaj5/3/1915Osnabrück37Kdr III/JG-234 (38, later JG-26), Kdr I/JG-2 (8/40), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-1 (4/43 Reich Def)Bf 110C, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5065 (BoB), Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8155 "<<" w JG-52, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9181 (dam 11/6/41), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20073 "White <5 + I" (lost 7/25/43) in III/JG-1 RK(7/23/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/42)
EP(10/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. His first victory, a Spitfire 5 km E of Margate on 24 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. Nos.3, 4 & 5, two Hurricanes and a Spitfire in the London-Bromley areas on 31 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire over England on 5 September, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire at Maidstone on 7 September, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Hurricanes over the Thames Estuary on 15 September, 1940. Barbarossa pilot. His 15th, a Hurricane at Ostende on 15 February, 1941. Shot down with wounds 6 November, 1941 by Soviet ground fire while returning from a mission. A bullet splintered his right forearm, but he managed to land. He did not return to the Eastern Front. Shot down in his G-6 (KIA) 25 July 1943 over the North Sea after attacking American bombers of the 384BG while he was Kdr III/JG-1. His body washed ashore 16 August, 1943. His 37th victory was a B-17 during this same engagement. 15 victories in the West, 5 four engine bombers. Buried at Recklinghausen. Another source indicates he may still be MIA.


Leesmann as new Kommandeur lll./JG3 in front of his Me109
2447 Lehmann, AlfredFw45/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 6/JG-52 (6/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20180 ""Yellow 10 + -" (lost 7/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-39 over the sea off Anapa. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 8 June, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-1 on 20 June, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 25 June, 1943. Magnus, 20 victories.
2448 Lehmann, DietrichObltI/StG-77Ju 87B-1 "S2 + ??" (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his R/O-Gnr Uffz Hans Winiarski 18 August, 1940, cause not reported. The ac crashed at North barn, Chidham, Sussex, killing the crew. The crashsite was excavated in the 1970s. Their bodies were not found in Cannock Chase Military Cemetery. Source: Fritz Braun.
Cannock Chase
2449 Lehmann, GeorgFw52/JG-1, 8/JG-27 (7/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1623 (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing off Dungeness. One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander at St Pol on 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Roye, 5 June, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Lassigny, 6 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane S of Winchester on 26 August, 1940.
2450 Lehmann, GeorgUffz7/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 166343 "White 14 + -" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 near La Fere.
2451 Lehmann, KarlFhjUffz19/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a SovietIl-2 on 4 August, 1944. Record No. 14,000!!!
2452 Lehmann, Paul Wilhelm.Fw4/22/1916Goslar3/KGr.-106 (Dinard) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1534 "M2 + EL" (lost 8/19/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 19 August, 1942 at Colworth Farm, Westdean, West Sussex, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Their ac was sd by AA fire and crashed killing the entire crew. All buried in the War Cem at West Thorney, West Sussex. Remaining crew: Gefr Gerhard Wagner, Obs, Bur 3/C/17; Uffz Gerhard Göhringer, R/O, Bur 3/A/17 and Gefr Wilfried Otto, Gnr , Bur 3/D/16. Fw Lehmann buried 3/E/16 (D.Drury).
2453 Lehmann, ReinholdLt3(F)/122 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430133 (lost 8/27/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew near Compiegne 27 August, 1942, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2454 Lehmann, WilhelmUffzI/JG-77Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3433 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 August, 1941 and making an emergency landing at Kemijarvi as a result of damage from enemy AA fire. Source: SIG Norway.
2455 Lehmann, WolfgangUffz6/7/19213JG-105, 6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 4/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.), 16/JG-54, JG-7Fw 190A-8 in 16 Staffel "Blue ?", Me 262 in JG-7
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 13 July, 1944. A 2nd, another Yak-9 on 10 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-11 on 27 August, 1944. Wrote a final tribute to his comrade, Heinz Marx, when he was found and buried in December, 1996. Deceased 23 July, 1998.
2456 Lehmer, RichardLt5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5839 "5K + LN" (lost 8/30/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.46252 30 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2457 Lehner,Uffz1Stab II/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire near Cherbourg on 15 August, 1940.
2458 Lehner, AlfredLt7/3/1920375/JG-5 (9/43 S.U.), 3/JG-5 (7/44), Stab III/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 7" (lost 8/6/44), Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 April, 1945 (Magnus). Buried in Stendal. WIA 6 August, 1944 in "Yellow 7" by "4 mot" return fire, force landing at Beaumont (Source: SIG Norway). Most early victories scored on the Northern Front against Soviet aircraft. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 and a P-39 on 3 September, 1943. Two DB-3s on 14 September, 1943. A P-39 and a P-40 on 20 September, 1943. Two P-39s and a Pe-2 on 13 October, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-40 on 19 October, 1943. Two R-5s SW of Nevel on 9 December, 1943. An La-5 on 1 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 10 February, 1944. An La-5 on 15 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. An Il-2 NE of Maila on 20 March, 1944. An Il-2 SE of Kursu, E of Kemijarvi, on 4 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 12 April, 1944. One known western victory, a P-38 S of St Quentin on 6 July, 1944. A 2nd known, a P-47 at St Pol-Desvres on 7 July, 1944. A P-47 S of Pont Audemer on 14 July, 1944. A Typhoon at Lisieux on 19 July, 1944. A P-51 (probable) in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. A B-17 (probable) on 24 March, 1945. Magnus; victory count of 37 is approximate.
2459 Lehner, FranzLt2/14/1918Vienna Austria6/KG-53 (Observer)He 111H-6 Werk # 4509 "A1 + AC" (lost 11/11/41) RK(5/22/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Their Wk# 4509 was hit by flak SE of Borobino 11 November, 1941, and force landed inside enemy-held territory. The crew, Fw Willi Blase, pilot; Lehner; Uffz Josef Koll, R/O; Ofw Richard Emrich, Flt Engr and Uffz Walter Kalkbrenner, Gnr, were able to return to German lines. Observer for Fritz Will later in the war. 462 combat missions. Deceased 25 August, 2000 Hohenweiler Austria (P. Bastin).
2460 Lehner, FritzUffz12/JG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16494 "Blue 16" (lost 8/17/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Hasselt.
2461 Leibersperger, AlfredUffz7/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10406 "White 13" (lost 8/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 August, 1943; Combat with a Hampden near Berveläg, 60 km northeast of Makur, Map Quadrant 014/37E. Mombeek MIA List. Alternate spelling: Leipersberger (SIG Norway).
2462 Leicher, OttoLt164/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14213 "White 4 + -" (lost 9/9/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 September, 1942 during aerial combat over Mosdok, 62 km SE of Armawir. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 21 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 24 August, 1942. Four LaGG-3s and an I-180 on 25 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 27 August, 1942. An I-180 on 29 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and two Il-2s on 31 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. Magnus, 21 victories.
2463 Leie, ErichMaj9/10/1916Kiel118Stfkpt 5/JG-51 (10/39), Kdr I/JG-51, III/JG-2 (5/40), Kdr I/JG-2 (41 Channel), Kdr JG-77Bf 109D, E, F-4 "<- + I" (10/41 in JG-2),Fw 190A-3 Wk # 130326 (lost 8/19/42), Bf 109G-14/AS Wk#786329 "Black <1 + -" (lost 3/7/45)
RK(8/1/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 7 March, 1945 in Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786329 "Black <1+", near Schwarzwasser/Hultschin, Cz., when he collided with a shot-down Yak-9, and tried to to bale out with 200 feet of altitude. His AC crashed at Drogomysl, Poland, engine being recovered in 2010 (Kristoff Starczewski). Bailed successfully over Dieppe, with wounds, from his A-3 on 19 August, 1942, the victim of an RAF Spitfire.1 Bomber. Wiese successor. Was nominated for the EL. 500 combat missions; 43 victories in the West, 1 four engine bomber. His first victory, a Blenheim 12 km east of Sedan, 14 May, 1940, while in Stab III/JG-2. While Kdr I/JG-2, bailed with wounds 19 August, 1942 near Abbeville after aerial combat with fighters. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 10 September, 1942. A Soviet Pe-2 on 16 March, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 29 July, 1943. Four Il-2s on 8 August, 1943. Nos. 85-89, three Yak-9s and a LaGG-5 on 5 October, 1943, near Orscha. His 115th victory, and Il-2 between Freistadt and Bielitz on 14 February, 1945. His 116th, an La-5 near Freistadt on 20 February, 1945. His last two victories, nos. 117 & 118, the same day of his death, an La-5 and a Yak-9, 7 March, 1945. Showing service in JG-26 per Les Butler (Pilot List).

2464 Leinhos, HeinrichOfw1(H)/12, Stab/NAGr-6Fw 189A-2 Werk # 0184 (lost 8/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1943; enemy return fire at Korushi Russia. His Observer, Oblt August Osterholt, and an unnamed crewman, were also KIA. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
2465 Leinze, HermannLt27/JG-54Bf 109E & FEK2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 14 August, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 20 August, 1941.
2466 Leipelt, WilhelmFw52/JG-2 (5/40)Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. Paul Temmes wingman and credited with downing one of the first Spitfires, most likely of RAF No. 19 Sq., on 26 May, 1940. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at St Quentin/Guise, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, AC type not listed, at Cambrai/St. Quentin, 20 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire northwest of Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 4th, a LeO-451 southwest of Amiens, 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of Portland on 11 August, 1940.
2467 Leisebein, ManfredUffz19255FFS ('43), 3/JG-52 (Reich Defense 44/45)Bf 109G & K
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Joined the Luftwaffe in 1943. Magnus Report. Added: POW in Russia and released about 1949/50.Deceased 5 August, 2020 (Georg Heete).
Courtesy Georg Heete
2468 Leisner, OttoUffz21/JG-300, 2/JG-300Bf 109G-6 "White 15" in 1 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 "Red 18" (dam 8/8/44), Bf 109G-6 "Red 1" in 2 Staffel
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was uninjured in "Red 18" on 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 over Augsburg. Unable to open his canopy, he crash landed in a potato field in the village of Liebsdorf. One known victory, a B-17 E of Bruck a.d. Mur, on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 E of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Leissner.
2469 Leiter, Karl-Heinz HansUffz44/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-5 Werk# 15986 "White 1" (lost 9/3/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1943 during aerial combat northwest of Gatschina/N.Korpikow S.U.. His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 27 August, 1943. Nos. 3 & 4, both LaGG-5s on 2 September, 1943.
2470 Lembach, AlfredUffz1/15/1921I/SKG-10Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410010 (lost)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 24 August, 1943; crashed into the North Sea off the Biegian coast, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 42/147. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
2471 Lemke, FranzUffz25/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/23/44 near Prizwitz/Semmering)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters. Two known victories, both B-17s at Vosges on 9 August, 1944.
2472 Lemke, PaulLtI/KG-40Fw 200C-4Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1942 while flying as Co-pilot with Ofw Alfons Kleinschrittger and hitting a mountain at Jan Mayen Norway, while on an operational flight. Source: SIG Norway.
2473 Lemm, Gerhard Uffz2(F)/122Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "F6 + BK" (lost 7/30/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW and injured 30 July, 1940; crashed at sea, 30 miles off Happisburgh, Norfolk due to engine failure on a reconnaissance mission over the east coast of England. The crew took to their life raft for 103 hours before being rescued on 3 August by British ASR, and POWs. Remaining crew: Lt Heinz Jürgen Rabbow, Obs (uninjured); Uffz Justus Kehres, R/O (uninjured) and Gefr Rudolf Reimer, Flt Engr (injured). Wiki Luft data & D.Drury).
2474 Lemmer, WalterLt3/5/1918Kassel15/ZG-76Bf 110C "M8 + N?" (lost 8/16/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1940; sd near the RAF airfield at Tangmere. He crashed at the Shopwyke House, Tangmere, Sussex. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Josef Lewandowski listed as MIA. Lemmer buried at CC, Plot 6, Row 7, Gr 159 (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Hurricane W of Portland on 15 August, 1940 (the day before his death).
Cannock Chase
2475 Lennartz, Helmut Heinz?Ofw135/JG-11 (5/43 Jever; 10/43 Reich Def), EKdo. 262 (8/44), JG-7Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14069 (60% dam 10/18/43; landing accident at Marx, rammed a G-6, WK# 20511 while landing, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 in JG-11, Me 262A-1a Werk# 170061 "White 11" & 170063 "White 9" in JG-7EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down in April, 1945, and crash landed at Kolberg. His 1st victory was a B-17 on 15 May, 1943, while serving in 5/JG-11. Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a P-38 on 5 January, 1944. A 3rd known, while in Epr.Kdo. 262, a B-17 on 15 August, 1944, no location given. This may have been the first victory recorded by a jet. A 4th, a B-24 at Zutphen/Hall on 7 October, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 in the Beilen area on 12 October, 1944. 8 victories were achieved flying the Me 262, plus 5 while in JG-11. One such victory, No. 7, a B-17 between Braunschweig and Magdeburg on 3 March, 1945. His 8th, a B-17 in the Zwikau area on 19 March, 1945. His 9th, a B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. His 10th, a P-51 on 10 April, 1945. Also spelled Lennarts.
2476 Lenz, FerdinandFw2/8/1919Speisendorf17/ZG-26 (10/43), 4/JG-6 (12/44)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6330 (lost 8/18/43 in ZG-26), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737925 "Blue 2" (lost 12/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasps
KIA 24 December, 1944, unknown reason in the Liege/Köln area (Lüttich?). Buried Köln-Sudfriedhof, Block 62F-E-96 (Rosseels). Lenz was injured when he crashed his Bf 110G-2 at Vechta during an experimental flight on 18 August, 1943. The cause was unknown and the examiner was killed (Jager Blatt 2/2004). One known victory, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. Mombeek MIA List.
2477 Lenz, HaraldOblt4/12/1923Berlin11/JG-26 (8/44, 1/45 Plantlünne) Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163184 "Yellow 18" (lost 8/10/44), Bf 109G-14, Bf 109K-4 Wk # 330385 "Yel 18 + I" (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 in Bf 109K-4 by "friendly" AA fire over the Schelde and Walcheren Island. He fell to his death on the icy Dutch coast at Nijkerk. WIA 10 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 18" with strafing P-51s of 364FG N of Ablis. He crashed with injuries. Added: Burial Ysselsteyn AF-1-3 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
2478 Lenz, LudwigLt9/25/1912Böblingen3Stab I(J)/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3734 "<+" (lost 10/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 October, 1940; while flying a Fighter bomber mission, a single fighters bullet hit the bomb slung underneath and exploded, spreading the wreckage over a 3 mile area at Spruce Lawn, Elham, Kent. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent, German Plot "O", Row 2 Gr 2 (M.Croft). One reported victory found on 12 Oclock High Forum Board, a Hurricane over England on 10 July, 1940. Item questioned this being the first Battle of Britain victory. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the area of the Isle of Wight on 18 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 24 August, 1940.
2479 Leonhardi, WinfriedObltStfkpt 7/KG-53 (S.U.)He 111H-6 Werk # 4329 "A1 + AR" (lost 8/31/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1941 after being hit by flak at Boddenowa. Source: A. Mebius.
2480 Leonhardy, KurtMajKdr III/KG-54 (7/40), Kdr II/KG-54 (8/40)Ju 88A (lost 8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1940 during an operation over Portsmouth and Weymouth England. Source: Jochen Prien.
2481 Leopold,Ogefr1II/SG-1 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 17 August, 1944.
2482 Leppert, KarlUffzV/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360340 "F* + ??" (lost 8/31/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 31 August, 1943 near the Orleans-Bricy airfield; collided with another C-6, Wk# 360387, piloted by Uffz Willfried Schlütter (KIFA w/one other unnamed crew) (Ju 88 Loss List).
2483 Leppla, RichardMaj6/9/1914Matzenbach Pfalz681/JG-234, Stfkpt 3/JG-51(5/40), Kdr III/JG-51(8/42 S.U.), Kdr JG-105(2/43), Kdr JG-6(Final wks)Bf 109B w/ 1/JG-234 in 38, Ar 96, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8185 "Black
RK(7/27/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
One victory was the 1200th victory for Mölders JG-51 on 12 July, 1941 during Operation Barbarossa. His victim was an I-16 of the 168th Fighter Aviation Regt. A Yak-1 NW of Kasch-Boschowo on 3 March, 1942. Two Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. Over 500 combat missions, 13 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Fokker G-1 over Zevenbergen, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Morane 406s at Abbeville on 21 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Abbeville on 22 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Dover on 28 July, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire over England on 8 September, 1940. Seriously wounded in Russia in Wk# 8185 on 2 August, 1942, losing an eye, but attempted to remain operational, only to taxi into a landing Ju 52/3m five days later. Served in school and staff positions before being assigned to JG-105 and JG-6. Began his Luftwaffe career as an instructor at Werneuchen, instructing Bulgarian pilot cadets. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Deceased 4 August, 1988 Matzenbach/Kusel.

Richard Leppla in his Messerschmitt Bf 109E4 3.JG51 'Yellow 3'
2484 Lepzy, HeinzUffz11/29/19227/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680805 "White 5" (lost 8/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 5" by St.Jouin-de-Blavou, 28 km east of Alencon, near Avranches. Jager Blatt 1/2005. AC recovered for restoration in 1998. Alternate spelling: Lepszy.
2485 Leschert, HeinrichOfw233/JG-53 (5/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3494 (50% damaged 9/2/40), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13430 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/10/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/2/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 August, 1942 during aerial combat at Stalingrad after being hit by fragments from a Soviet aircraft. In the JG-53 Chronicles, he is credited with a Battle on 30 Septmber, 1939 which was not found in the OKL Claims List. Shot down with wounds on 2 September, 1940 and managed to get back to Boulogne where he made a force landing (Prien). His first victory, a Wellington over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 7th victory, a Hurricane of RAF No. 126 Sq., piloted by P/O Marcus W.T. Kidson over Malta on 5 March, 1942. Kidson crashed into the sea off malta. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 23 June, 1942. His 9th, a Pe-2 on 26 June, 1942. His 10th, an Il-2 15 km SE of Selmjansk on 4 July, 1942. His 11th, a Pe-2 25 km E of Voronezh on 5 July, 1942. A double, his 12th & 13th, both LaGG-3s on 6 July, 1942. His 14th, a Boston on 11 July, 1942. His 15th, a Pe-2 on 26 July, 1942. His 16th & 17th, both Il-2s on 29 July, 1942. An 18th, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 August, 1942.
2486 Leschnig, MaxOfw85/ZG-76 (6/40), III/NJG-3, JG-400Bf 110, Me 163B in JG-400
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hawk-75A on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Blenheim off Scheldt on 23 July, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim 200 km north of Texel on 30 July, 1941. Nos.5 & 6, a Spitfire and a Hurricane NW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, both Spitfires near London on 4 September, 1940.
2487 Lesse, WalterUffz4/KG-4He 11H-6 Werk # 4567 "5J + BM" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 August, 1942, lost in the Rzhev (aka Rshew) area, Russia, due to unknown cause. Remaining crew: Gefr Friedrich Burghart, Obs; Uffz Walter Wilhelm Karl Lampe, R/O and Ogefr Hans Stubner, Gnr. No VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
2488 Lessing, Ernst Oskar HansLt45/JG-51Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Gimbret, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes NE of London on 16 August, 1940. His given name per the Perry Claims, Hans Otto.
2489 Lettau, KurtFw4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430447 "7A + MM" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer and two other unnamed crew 7 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2490 Leube, HermannOblt3/19/1924Reichmannsdorf/Saalfeld22 2/NJG-3 (8/43), 6/NJG-3 (12/43), Stab II/NJG-3 (2/44), 4/NJG-3 (6/44) Bf 110 & Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620889 "D5 +?M" (lost 12/29/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 28/29 December, 1944 in a failed belly landing, his G-6 crashing at Benthuizen Holland. Remaining crew (disp unk): StbFw Druschke and Uffz Scheve. One known victory, a Stirling opposing the Hamburg raid on 3 August, 1943. A double victory on 23 September, 1943; both "4 mot" SW of Ludwigshafen. A "4 mot" W of Düsseldorf on 3 November, 1943. A 4th known, an "unidentified" AC W of Berlin on 2 December, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax at Frankfurt am Main on 20 December, 1943. A "4 mot" 60 km N of Braunschweig on 20 February, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Frankfurt on 24 February, 1944. A "4 mot" 100 km WNW of Duisburg on 22 May, 1944. A "4 mot" at Walcheren on 25 May, 1944. A "4 mot" at Eindhoven on 22 June, 1944. Two "4 mots", one E of Bremen, the other near Cuxhaven, on 13 August, 1944. A "4 mot" ESE of Kaiserslautern on 26 August, 1944. A "4 mot" near Königsberg on 30 August, 1944.
2491 Leuenz,Ofw12/NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Russelheim on 26 August, 1944.
2492 Leukeit,Uffz111/NAGr-2 (4/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3EP


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 9 April, 1944. A 2nd, an R-5 on 10 April, 1944. A 3rd R-5 on 17 April, 1944. A 4th, an R-5 on 18 April, 1944. Nos. 5, 6, & 7, a LaGG-3 at the Balti airfield and two Il-2s on 20 April, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, an R-5 and an Il-2 on 24 April, 1944. A 10th, an R-5 on 3 May, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944.
2493 Leupert, OttoLt2/6/1915HöchheimI/LG-1 (7/40 Channel; 5/42 Mediterranean)Ju 88A-11, Ju 88S-2 Werk# 330709 "L1 + BK" (lost 8/26/44) RK(1/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 26 August, 1944; eturning to Brussels-Melbroek airfielf after a night mission, he was rammed by a Ju 188A-2 and crashed from low altitude near Kortenberg. Remaining crew (KIFA): FhjOfw Alfred Glatzel, Obs; Ofw Wilhelm Bröckerhoff, R/O and Fw Norbert Schmidt, Gnr.. Entered the Luftwaffe in 1935. Known for his courage. 500+ combat missions.
2494 Lewens, RichardHptm8/16/19182 Kdr I/JG-302 (11/43-8/44 Vienna-Götzendorf) Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # ?? "White 6" (lost 7/7/44), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440285 "Red 11" (lost 8/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 22 August, 1944; aerial combat with P-51's during a raid on the hydrogenation plants at Blechhammer-Odertal, crashing at Papa Hungary. The ac and his remains recovered 1996; buried Papa (Janos Bruckner). OKL, Jagddivision Jüterbog-Waldlager. One known victory, a "Kampflzg" in the Helsinki area on 16 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 1st per OKL, a B-24 W of Wiener Neustadt on 24 May, 1944. His 2nd per OKL, a P-38 at Balaton, N of Plattensee, on 30 June, 1944. Injured 7 July, 1944; sd by a P-51 at Stavesice CZ, bailed with injuries.
2495 Leykauf, Erwin EmilOblt1/22/1918337, 8, 9 and 12 Staffels/JG-54, Stab III/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.), 12/JG-26, Adj III/JG-26, Stfkpt 11/JG-54 (9/43)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1572 "Black 3" (Calais 9/40), Bf 109E-4, & F-2 Werk # 6788 "Blk 3" (July 41 Ostrow) all in 8/JG-54,"E" "Wh 12"(7/JG-54),Bf 109F-4Werk # 7492 "Black 1" (3/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13613 (lost; WIA 9/29/42), "G-6"Red 11"12/JG-26
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
551 combat missions. His first known victory, a Gladiator at Tongeren 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 28 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire in the Dover-Folkestone area on 2 September, 1940. Emil crashed in his Bf 109G-6 "Red 11" trying to takeoff during a bombing raid on Lille-Vendeville on 14 May, 1943. He was uninjured. He was also known to fly the Fw 190. While in JG-54, on 23 June, 1941, he shot down six Soviet bombers in one day in his Bf 109G. An I-18 on 13 November, 1941. An R-5 on 14 June, 1942. He downed six R-5s on 22 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 7 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 September, 1942. On 29 September, 1942, while in JG-54, he was shot down in a Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13613 (lost), and listed as MIA, but returned shortly thereafter. An Il-2 on 15 September, 1943. A Boston III on 17 March, 1944. He is also known to have flown Bf 109E-4 "Black 3" in 8/JG-54 in October, 1940. Flew Fw 190As in JG-26. Also served in JG-7, flying the Me 262. Deceased 7 September, 2007 (P. Bastin).


!938: Leykauf and mechanic by Ar-68 prior to mission to Czechoslovakia
2496 Licha, LudwigLt9/15/19227 3/JG-77 (7/43 Med), 7/JG-54 (5/44) Bf 109G-6/Trop Werk # 18789 "Yellow 8" (lost 9/15/43) in JG-77, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170357 "White 11" (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA in this A-8, 8 June, 1944 over Villa Coublay France. His "Yellow 8" reported lost SSE of Salerno on 15 September, 1943 after combat, pilot returned, WIA?. One known victory during the Sicilian campaign, his 1st, a Spitfire on 6 July, 1943. His 2nd, another Spitfire over southern Italy on 2 August, 1943. His 5th & 6th victories were both P-38s over southern Italy , 2 September, 1943. A 7th known victory, per OKL, a B-17 at Neuruppin on 24 May, 1944.
2497 Licha, MartinOfw14/JG-1Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) at Aachen on 12 August, 1943.
2498 Liebeck, HorstUffz7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6309 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down at Knatts Valley, West Kingsdown, Kent, by a Spitfire, probably sd by P/O Beverley Christmas, of RCAF No.1 Sq.; Interned in Canada. (Bf 109 Loss List & D.Drury).
2499 Liebezeit, GerhardUffz5 10/JG-54 (1/44 S.U.), 13/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 174128 "White 6" (lost 9/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 September, 1944; sd by a P-47 west of Kleve. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 15 January, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 19 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, both Yak-9s on 26 August, 1944. Added: Still carried as MIA by SGLO.
2500 Liebherr, GeorgFw3/18/19142(Erg)/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 0839 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp KIFA 12 August, 1941 when his E-4 broke up in the air over Dixmuiden/Wevelghem, western Belgium, while on a training flight. Buried Lommel, Block 38/456 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium

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