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2401 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
2402 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.
2403 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.
2404 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.
2405 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.
2406 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).
2407 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.
2408 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.
2409 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).
2410 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.
2411 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.
2412 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).
2413 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.
2414 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).
2415 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).
2416 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).
2417 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.
2418 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).
2419 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.
2420 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
2421 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.
2422 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).
2423 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.
2424 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).
2425 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.
2426 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.
2427 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.
2428 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
2429 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.
2430 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
2431 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.
2432 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.
2433 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!!!
2434 Lehmann, P.W.Fw3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1534 "M2 + EL" (lost 8/19/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 19 August, 1942 at Colworth Farm, Westdean, West Sussex, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2435 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).
2436 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.
2437 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.
2438 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).
2439 Lehner,Uffz1Stab II/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Spitfire near Cherbourg on 15 August, 1940.
2440 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.
2441 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).
2442 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.
2443 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).
2444 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.
2445 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).

2446 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
2447 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.
2448 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.
2449 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
2450 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.
2451 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.
2452 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
2453 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.
2454 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.
2455 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).
2456 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
2457 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.
2458 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.
2459 Lenz, HaraldOblt4/12/1923Berlin11/JG-26 (8/44)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.).
2460 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.
2461 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.
2462 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.
2463 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.
2464 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).
2465 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'
2466 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.
2467 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.
2468 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.
2469 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).
2470 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.
2471 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).
2472 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.
2473 Leuenz,Ofw12/NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Russelheim on 26 August, 1944.
2474 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.
2475 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.
2476 Lewens, RichardHptm8/16/19182Kdr I/JG-302 (11/43-8/44 Vienna-Götzendorf)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # ?? (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.
2477 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
2478 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.
2479 Licha, MartinOfw14/JG-1Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) at Aachen on 12 August, 1943.
2480 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).
2481 Liebezeit, GerhardUffz510/JG-54 (1/44 S.U.), 13/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 174128 "White 7" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 September, 1944 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.
2482 Liebherr, GeorgFw3/18/19142(Erg)/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 0839 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 12 August, 1941 when his E-4 broke up in the air over Dixmuiden/Wevelghem while on a training flight. Buried Lommel, Block 38/456 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
2483 Liebing, HansUffz7/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/16/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940 after his ac was attacked by fighters over Selsey Bill, Sussex, and probably crashed into the sea. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Alfred Wiartalla was also MIA (D.Drury).
2484 Liebing, KurtUffz21/JG-3Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440070 (lost 1/31/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Waspik Holland on 31 January, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Bodall West on 22 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 17 August, 1943.
2485 Liebling, RudolfUffz1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L. Do 215B Werk # 0075 "L2 + LC" (lost 8/11/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 11 August, 1941 after his ac was lost between Orel and Tula, Russia due to an unknown cause. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Rudolf Röder, Obs; Ogefr Johannes "Hans" Küper, R/O and Uffz Karl Rind, Flt Engr (D.Drury). Added: The Do 215 was brought down by a MiG-3 fighter piloted by Lt Alexei N.Katrich, when Katrich rammed the German ac. Katrich survived the war and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for his action (D.Drury).
2486 Liedke, KurtHptm1/19/1914155/JG-53 (9/39), Stfkpt 4/JG-53 (4/41),III/NJG-2, 1/NJG-1, 10/NJG-5Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2 (4/41), Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(4/15/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 April, 1941 during a British low level attack on the airfield at St Omer-Arques (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bitsch, 20 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Portland on 13 August, 1940. A Halifax on 13 May, 1943. A Lancaster opposing the Düddeldorf night raid on 26 May, 1943. Magnus Report, 15 victories and service in Night Fighter units.
2487 Lienau, WilhelmUffz19/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.), III/SG-4 (2/45)Ju 87, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583636 (lost 2/13/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 13 February, 1945; force landed near Bunzlau due to engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-9 10 km NW of Radvilisku on 8 August, 1944.
2488 Liensberger, HorstHptm5/9/1909Innsbruck, Austria3 2/JGr-152 (9/39), Kdr V(Zerst)/LG-1 (8/40 Caen-Carpiquet) Bf 109D & E in JGr-152, Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3560 "L1 + XB" (lost 9/27/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1940, shot down over Hailsham, Sussex, by a Hurricane of RAF No. 17 Sq., piloted by F/O Leary. His gunner, Albert Köpge (geb 1/8/1916 Bermoll), was also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A near Merzig, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Bournemouth on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Warmwell on 26 August, 1940. Channel pilot. Alternate spelling: Liesberger (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Another source claims the Liensberger ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.249 Sq., piloted by S.African pilot, F/O Percival R.F.Burton, who, after exhausting his ammo, rammed the Messerschmidt. Both ac crashed killing both crews. Burton buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere. The German crew were buried in Hailsham Cemetery, but were exhumed after the war. Hptm Liensberger reburied War Cem. at Mutters, Tyrol, Innsbruck Austria. Köpge buried CC/4/14/188 (D.Drury).

Hptm Horst Liensberger


Uffz Albert Kopge
2489 Liersch, Günther ArnoFw1/12/1919Elbing5 4/NJG-3 (8/43), 11/NJG-6 (12/44) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360433 "D5 + BM" (40% dam 8/3/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110043 "2Z + AV" (lost 12/12/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 December, 1944, crashing west of Gundersheim, probably due to engine failure (Boiten). Uninjured in an emergency landing on 3 August, 1943 at Vester Marie Denmark, on the Isalnd of Bornholm, during the defense of a Berlin Raid. He had become disorientated during a thunderstorm on the return to Schleswig. One of the three man crew was slightly injured. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Priessler, R/O and Uffz Franz Lange, Mech (Source: Air War over Denmark). Two known victories, a Halifax 300 m W of the Westerland airfield, and a "4 mot Flzg." 80 km W of St. Peter on 17 August, 1943. A 3rd, 4th & 5th, all "4 mots" in the Giessen area on 6 December, 1944. On 12 December, 1944, Liersch and his crew were killed in a crash west of Gundersheim due to engine failure. The remaining crew: Fw Walter Preissler (1/11/1919 Gaulheulichen), R/O; and Gefr Rudolf Keller, Mechanic.
2490 Lieschke, HeinzUffz10/14/1920Elsterwerde22/JGr Süd aka JGr 50 (8/43), 3/JG-1(11/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140188 "Yellow 1" (lost 11/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Quackenbrück, southwest of Bremen, no known grave (Geensen). One known victory, a B-17 NW of Hardheim on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. Added: Buried German War Cem. Fürstenau, Blk A, Row 3, Gr 74 (M.deWolf).
2491 Lignitz, ArnoldHptm3/25/1913Insterburg Ostpreussen25 Stfkpt 3/JG-20 (2/40), Stfkpt 9/JG-51 (8/40 Channel), Stab III/JG-51 (4/41), Kdr III/JG-54 (6/41 Barbarossa) Bf 109E-1 Wk# 6432 "Blk <<" (95% dam belli-land Fünfkirche, 4/7/41), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1984 (60% dam at St.Omer & WIA 8/28/40) in 9/JG-51, Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5070 "Black <<" (70% dam 4/7/41 failed start), Bf 109F-2s #s 12759 (35%) & 9668 (lost 9/30/41) RK(11/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 Sept., 1941 after his AC, Werk# 9668 lost one wing, presumed to have been a RS-82 rocket fired from an I-153 near Leningrad, and spun out. He bailed out but was taken prisoner. He was reported to have died of ill health in a Russian POW Camp. On 7 April, 1941, his E-1 sustained 95% damage over the Pecs AF. No pilot disposition known. 22 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Blenheim of RAF No.57 Sq. west northwest of Emmerich, 14 April, 1940. Nos. 2, 3 & 4, two Spitfires and a Lysander at Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane NW of Cape Gris Nez on 8 July, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Dover on 10 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Dover on 13 July, 1940. Nos. 8 & 9, a Defiant S of Folkestone and a Spitfire at Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane S of Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. Nos.11 & 12, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 on 24 August, 1940, no location. Nos.17 & 18, both Hurricanes on 27 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. Another SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. An I-18 on 17 September, 1941. Photo
2492 Lihl, RudolfUffz12/30/1922IV/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 680774 (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s at Dietersweiler.
2493 Limmertz, HeinzOfw4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142177 "3Z + FM" (lost 8/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1942 due to a flak hit while attempting an attack on HMS Kenya of Force "X" during Operation Pedestal (Ju 88 Loss List).
2494 Limpert, PaulUffz192027/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4856 (lost 9/30/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Kentwyns Nutfield, near Redhill, Surrey; buried Cannock Chase, Block 5, Gr 49 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Spitfire 10 km SW of Dover on 5 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at London on & September, 1940.
Cannock Chase
2495 Lindelaub, FriedrichOfw1/13/19155Erg/JGr West, 1/JG-26 (8/42), Instr Duty (1/43), 4/JG-26 (8/43), 1/JG-26 (11/43)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5220 "White 7" (30% dam 8/27/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550470 "White 7" (60% dam 11/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 March, 1944, Lt Kiefners wingman, when he crashed near Sedan, into a hill in bad weather. Buried Noyers-pont-Maugis France, Block 3/1827 (Rosseels). WIA 27 August, 1942 when he was jumped by a Spitfire of RAF No. 71 Sq. (Eagle Sq.) at Ardres. He bailed with severe injuries. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 18 February, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 21 February, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 27 February, 1943. WIFA a 2nd time, 11 November, 1943 in "White 7" when he overturned during a landing at Wevelghem airfield, and suffered head and back injuries. One known victory, a B-17 in the Overpelt-Hechtel area on 17 August, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 S of Borken on 30 January, 1944. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Lindenlaub
2496 Lindemann, JohannesFw9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110777 "J9 + FL" (lost 8/6/43), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 1064 "J9 + SL" (lost 8/20/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Wk# 1064, 20 August, 1943 after being hit by flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 43892. His D-3 was reported lost 6 August, 1943 due to flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 54732, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
2497 Lindemann, Theodor TheoHptm11/25/19148 7/JG-26 (8/41), Stfkpt 2 & 6/JG-26, III/JG-26 Adjutant, 9/JG-77, Kdr I/JG-77 (2/44 Italy), Kdr I/JG-103 (8/44-3/45) Bf 109E-7/N Werk # 4139 "Wh 11" in 7/JG-26 Gazala 6/41, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 16" w 9/JG-77; Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190-1 Werk # 10052 (lost 10% dam 11/8/41), Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Black <<" (dam 4/26/44; collided with G-6 Wk# 162767, piloted by Ofhr Siegfried Kraus (injured), Lindemann (injured), bailed safely near Caselle airfield)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 November, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire. Severely injured, he crashed his burning A-1 S of Dunkirk. One known victory, his 2nd per OKL, a Spitfire 5 km W of Fecamp on 18 September, 1941. His 5th victory, a P-38 over Italy on 18 March, 1944. Two victories in JG-26. Theo was Kdr I/JG-77 in November, 1943. He commanded I/JG-103 from August, 1944 to wars end, flying the Ar 68, Bf 109 and Fw 190. Flugbuch. Deceased 16 August, 1998. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
2498 Lindinger, EduardOfw1/17/1915Sattlern/Eggenfelden7/KG-1 (6/40 Channel; 6/41 S.U.), III/NJG-5 (9/44)He 111, Ju 88A "V4 + KR"(12/41), Ju 88G-6 "C9 + ET", Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144064 "V4 + CR" (lost 8/3/42) RK(12/9/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)
EP(2/13/42)
EK 1(8/4/41) & 2(5/26/41)
Wound Badge(8/13/42)
Bomber Operational Clasp in Sil(9/15/41) Gold(11/16/41) w/Pendant (10/13/42). Deceased 1 September
2004
Arnstorf.
WIA 3 August, 1942; his Wk# 144064 shot down by Soviet fighters while attacking minesweepers in the Gulf of Finland. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz Emil Buschhausen, Obs; Uffz Fritz Linsenmeier, R/O & DK-G(10/27/42) and Uffz Franz Smrcek, Gnr.. Many ground victories. 322 missions. Deceased 1 September, 2004 Arnstorf/Pfarrkirchen (P. Bastin).
2499 Lindla, Willi11/9/1915NJG-1, ZG-76Bf 110Night Fighter & Destroyer Operational ClaspsDeceased 21 August, 1998. Jager Blatt Obit.
2500 Lindner, Anton "Toni"Oblt4/12/1917Hohenkemnath Oberpfalz73 2/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Stab/JG-51, Stafkpt EJG-1, Stafkpt 14/JG-51 (4/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-51 (45) Bf 109F-2 "Black 11" in 2/JG-51 (7/41 Stara-Bychov), Fw 190A "Yellow ?" in 13/JG-51(5/45) RK(4/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Seriously wounded in May 1940. He flew operational flights for five years of the war. 650 missions, of which numerous were low level attacks and fighter-bomber sorties. All but one victory was in the East, plus another 25 victories unconfirmed. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 29 June, 1941. Three R-5s on 30 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 10 July, 1941. An I-61 on 6 September, 1941. A Soviet P-40 over Volokolansk on 29 October, 1942. A P-40 25 km NW of Rshev on 4 December, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 8 December, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 December, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 January, 1943. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1943, still in 2/JG-51. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 29 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston on 2 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2(m.H.) on 5 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and two Il-2s (m.H.( at Artiyevkovka on 29 August, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 73 victories. Deceased 17 February, 1994. Photo

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