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2501 Tietgen, HansFw7/KG-26Ju 88A-4LT
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2502 Tietze, HansUffzFl/ü.G.-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-1 Wetk # 8738 (lost 8/21/43)Pilot BadgeMIA with unnamed crew 21 August, 1943 after crashing near Seschtschinskaja during a delivery flight, cause unknown.
2503 Tiggemann, KurtLt4/20/1922Munscheid7/KG-40He 111H-6 Werk # 4175 "F8 + ER" (lost 10/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 October, 1941; his ac crashed on Blackstairs Mountain, near Kiltealy County, Wexford, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Fw Wilhelm Böhmer; Gefr Erfried Kolwe and Ogefr Hans Szuflita (positions unknown). All buried in the Glencree Deutscher Cemetery, graves 16 to 19 (D.Drury).
Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
2504 Tilgner, Hans JoachimOfwAufkl.Gr. unitMe 410A, Ju 188E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2505 Till, HansOfhr13/JG-4 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490169 "White 1" (lost 2/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 February, 1945 at Fürstenberg, no further detail (Bf 109 Loss List & JG-4 List).
2506 Tillack, OttoUffz10/25/1923Sputendorf8/JG-1 (Volkel) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27023 "Black 10" (lost 1/30/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47. His G-6 crashed at Busloo Holland, near Voorst (DeSwart). No known grave. Added: The amended crashsite is in a meadow between the hamlets of Hoonhorst and Millingen, near Dalfsen. His remains recently identified in 2020 from his identity tag (Hans Peulen). At present (11/2020), his remains are at the BIDKL in Soesterberg. He is awaiting burial at Ysselsteyn, as they attempt to find Family to attend the service (Find-A-Grave by Fred). Added 3/22/2022: He is now buried at Ysselsteyn, AB-13-305 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
2507 Tilly, HansOfw83/JG-2 (5/40 Channel)Bf 109E "White 13" (5/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk# 12816 "Yellow 12" (lost 7/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 July, 1941; Unknown reason, crashed into the sea near St. Pol (Mombeek). One known victory, his 1st, a Wapiti (or Lysander) at Calais, 29 May, 1940, a Gefr at the time. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 6 July, 1941, no location. A 3rd, a Hurricane at the Thames Estuary on 7 September, 1940. A 4th, a Spitfire over England on 11 September, 1940. A 5th, a Hurricane at Southhampton on 26 September, 1940. A 6th (referred to as No.5 by OKL), a Spitfire 20 km N of Bournemouth on 5 October, 1940. A 7th (referred to as No.6 by OKL), a Hurricane NE of Portland on 5 November, 1940. An 8th, a Spitfire in the Dover area on 6 July, 1941. Mombeek MIA List.
2508 Tischler, HansGefrFFS A?B 23 (Kaufbeuren)Bü 131A Werk # 314 "CX + HI" (interned 3/5/43)Pilot Badge (Student ?)Interned briefly in Switzerland 5 March, 1943. While on a solo flight from Kaufbeuren to Strasbourg (Fr), he lost his bearings and put down at the Basel-Birsfelden airfield where he was detained overnight. He was released the next day (D.Drury).
2509 Tittle, HansFw8/JG-54Fw 190A-8s; Wk#s 738383 "Red 9" (dam 12/21/44) & 682803 (lost 2/23/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 February, 1945 in Werk# 682803, in aerial combat with a Yak 3 over Map Quadrant 17474. Wounded 21 December, 1944 in "Red 9", in aerial combat with a Yak 9 over Map Quadrant 17354, damage to the AC unknown. Alternate spelling: Tittel.
2510 Tobias, HansHptmIV/KG-51 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4531 "??" (lost 12/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew NW of Wiener-Neustadt 18 December, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2511 Töchler, HansUffz1/KGzbV-106 (Vaernes)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6751 "DC + SP" (lost 6/2/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 2 June, 1940; carrying eleven paratroopers, this ac was chased by a Gladiator and as it passed over the Swedish border, it was sd by Swedish AA fire and crashed at Riksgränsen Sweden. Remaining crew: Gefr Krämer (KIA), Fw Franz Reichard and Ogefr Adolf Koch. The survivors were interned for six weeks before being turned over to the Germans (Flyvrak Norway).,
2512 Todt, HansOfw129, 2 & 1/JG-301 (3/44-11/44), 8/JG-301 (11/44), 9/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Lancaster SW of Berlin on 24 March, 1944. His 2nd, a "4 mot" on 24 March, 1944, no location. A 3rd (with help), a B-24 S of Budapest on 13 April, 1944. His 3rd, a Lancaster at Amiens on 14 July, 1944. His 4th, a Halifax on 9 August, 1944, no location given. A 5th, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. His 6th, a P-47 at Kassel on 17 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 7th, a B-17 at Gardelegen on 1 January, 1945. His 8th, a U-2 over northern Germany on 1 February, 1945. His 9th, a P-51 at Reichsgebiet on 25 February, 1945. His 10th, a B-17 at Mecklenburg on 2 March, 1945. Two Lancasters on 31 March, 1945.
2513 Tölke, DietrichUffz2/5/19191/Ob.d.L.Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1199 (lost 1/28/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 28 January, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission in the vicinity of Yukhnov, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Jochen (or Jochim) Stahmer, Obs; Uffz G.Schliewe, R/O (dispo unk) and Ofw K.Stelzer, Gnr (dispo unk). Uffz Tölke and Uffz Stahmer known commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Sologubowka,Russia (D.Drury).
2514 Tölke, FriedrichUffz2/KG-54 He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 5/27/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 27 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, his Heinkel crashing near Middelburg, East Flanders. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Siegfried Radtke, an Uffz and pilot in KG-54, and author of "Kampfgeschwader 54, von der Ju 52 zu Me 262", places the location in Nieupoort, Belgium, along the Zeebrugge, suggesting this is where the action took place, hit by flak and Hurricanes of No.56 Sq.. Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Heussner, Obs (WIA); Uffz Kurt Reim, R/O (KIA); Uffz Franz Werner, Flt Engr (WIA) and Flg Amon (or Anton) Hirsch, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried in the German War Cem at Lommel, both 38: Uffz Reim Gr 309, Flg Hirsch, Gr 239 (D.Drury).
2515 Toms, HansFwII/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140364 "9K + DS" (lost 12/30/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Kotepnikowo 30 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2516 Tomschegg, HansLt21/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk#162449 "White 11" (lost 6/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 June, 1944; Combat with 451 Squadron south of Florence. Mombeek MIA List. One known Sicilian campaign victory, his 1st, a Boston on 3 July, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) on 10 May, 1944, no location.
2517 Tonne, Hans EberhardLt.z.See1/Kü.F.lGr.-506 He 115C Werk # 3251 "S4 + BH" (lost 8/15/40) Observer Operational Clasp POW 15 August, 1940; injured in a crash at Faldiehill, Panmure Estate, Arbroath when he was blinded by the searchlights over Montrose. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Rudolf Holfert, (geb 5/30/1912, bur CC, Blk 4, Gr 7) and Fw Paul Schroers, (geb3/27/1915, bur CC, Blk 4, Gr 5. Source: J.Schadskaje & Luftwaffe Graves UK.
Cannock Chase
2518 Töpfer, Hans HannesHptm12/21/1919Salzelmen bei Magdeburg3/StG-3 (Med), Stfkpt 1/SG-3 (Finland '44), Kdr I/SG-3 (2/45)Ju 87R-4 "S7 + BL" (4/42 Gazala), Ju 87D-5 "S7 + AH" in 1/SG-3, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 932518 (lost 2/19/45) RK(7/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/19/42)
EP(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pend
POW 19 February, 1945 when his Fw 190 was shot down near Rauschen, he parachuted safely, but received severe burns and was taken prisoner. Returned home in ill health 28 October, 1948. 600+ missions, mostly with the Ju 87. Channel pilot. Shot down twice; wounded twice. Deceased 8 December, 1955 in Frankfurt/Main.
2519 Trautloft, Hans 'Hannes'Obstlt3/3/1912Gross Obingen Thüringen58 2 & 4.J/88 Legion Condor (36), IV/JG-132(39), Stfkpt 2/JG-77(9/39), Kdr III/JG-51(1/40), Kdr JG-54(6/41) He 51B-1, Bf 109V-3 Werk # 760 "6x-3" & Bf 109V-4 "Black 1" (Spain), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 4072 "Red 1 + o" (9/39), Bf 109E-4(3/40), Bf 109F-2 # 5761(lost), Bf 109G-1 "<<-+-", Fw 190A-4 Werk # 145799 "White << + --" (force land-tech defect 2/18/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19456 "Wh <<" (6/44/Dorpat), Fw 190D-9 (4/45)
RK(7/27/41)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Flew the first Bf 109 combat sortie on 20 January, 1937. He was the first German pilot shot down over Spain, 30 August, 1936. Channel pilot. 560 combat missions. 5 victories in Spain in an E-1 "Red 1". His first WWII victory, a Polish PZL-23 at Warta, 15 km NW of Sierda, on 5 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire SE of Dunkirk on 29 May, 1940. His 4th, a Defiant S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His 5th victory, becoming an Ace, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 8 August, 1940. 45 victories in Russia. His first known Soviet victory, two DB-3s on 30 June, 1941. An I-26 on 4 October, 1941. A Pe-2 NE of Reshev on 9 August, 1942, while Kdr of JG-54. An Il-2 N of Mga on 17 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 14 February, 1943. One of the great educators of the Fighter Arm, his name will always be connected with the "Grün Herz" (JG-54). His frankness and sense of responsibility became too annoying to the supreme Luftwaffe command. At wars end, he was Kdr. Flieger Schul 4. Prior to that, on General Gallands Staff as Fighter Inspector-Ost. Also flew a Bf 109G-2 as Kdr JG-54 Summer, 1942. Deceased 12 January, 1995. Photo
2520 Treher, Hans Rüdiger WilhelmFhr3/JFS-5 (Schwechat-Heidfeld) Bf 109D-1 Werk # 2609 (lost 9/23/40) Student Pilot ? KIC 23 September, 1940, caused by handling errors or technical failure, by Fischamend, 20 km SE of Vienna (Jager Blatt 4/2002). Added: Werk # provided by R.Ster (Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner) via David Weiss 10/2021.
2521 Trenke, Johann HansLt8/3/1919Bischhofshofen57/KG-2 (2/43 Deelen), 5/KG-2 (4/43), 6/KG-51 (4/44)Do 217 in KG-2, Me 410A-1/U2 RK(9/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17G and two Halifax over England on 22 April, 1944 Perry Claims). A Triple victory on 20 May, 1944; three Lancasters , no location given (This info from OKL List may be incorrect). A 5th, a "4 mot" over England on 17 June, 1944. Deceased 29 April, 1957, flying accident near Salzburg. *Note: The 20 May, 1944 victories may be a duplication of the 22 April Perry Claims. Needs resolved. Victories may be as high as 9 (Boiten).
2522 Trenkel, HansFw8(Pz)/Sch.G.-1, 11(Pz)/SG-9Hs 129B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2523 Trenkmann, HansObltVerb.für Panzerbekämpfung (3/43 S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk# 2754, Ju 87G-1 Werk # 1097 "DJ + FT" (lost 3/18/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspSoviet POW afterr being shot down in Wk# 2754 (?) in the Spring of 1943 near Bryansk, during the Stalingrad offensive. He was a former expert Test pilot, flying the Bf 109, Ju 88 and Fw 190s at Rechlin. Per the Ju 87 Loss List, the Wk# was 1097; Trenkmann was KIA by flak near Lepeschino, his R/O, Uffz Hermann Gobien, MIA, and the source for the list was a LW LOss Report microfilm, roll 9, Vol 16.
2524 Tröger, HansUffz12/13/19238/JG-300Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166245 "Red 9" (lost 7/18/44 north of Schwerin)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat north of Schwerin. Source: JG-300 Loss List
2525 Troitsch, EhrhardtUffz10/25/1921BottendorfI(Erg)/KG-66 (4/44) Ju 88S-1 Werk # 300494 "Z6 + HN" (lost 4/21/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 21/22 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Hans Geppart (or Geppert), geb 11/14/1920, Obs and Uffz Walter Weber, geb 8/10/1921, R/O. Source: B.Bines. Added: His ac crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, south of Flevoland (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: All three airmen are buried at Ysselsteyn: Uffz Troitsch in BG/3/74, Fw Geppart in BG/4/78 and Uffz Weber in BG/4/76 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
2526 Troitzsch, HansFw36/JG-77Bf 109D, Bf 109E-1 Werk # 1279 "Yellow 5 + -" (20% dam 12/18/39 Wangerooge)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(12/18/39)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Scored the 2nd British Bomber Victory, a Wellington of RAF No. 9 Sq. at Brunsbüttelkoog on 4 Sept., 1939. His Group Commander, Carl Schumacher said, after the war, that he always felt Troitzsch scored the first victory, although the press publicized Alfred Held as having the honor. His 2nd and 3rd victory, both Wellingtons north of Langeoog, 18 December, 1939. He was wounded in this encounter. His tail fin showed three victory bars.
2527 Trossbach, HansFw3/StG-3 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1211 "S7 + IL" (lost 4/17/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 April, 1943 at Noworossijsk due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
2528 Trost, HansLt6/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360245 "5K + MP" (lost 9/29/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA 29 September, 1942 with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 184; crashed and burned after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
2529 Trost, HansLt8/NJG-5 (Reich Def?)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3747 (lost 6/21/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 21 June, 1943; crashed at Nellingen due to a servicing fault. Bf 110 Loss List
2530 Trübenbach, HansMaj3/27/1906Erzgebirge, by Chemnitz4Kdr I(J)/LG-2 (9/39-8/40 Calais-Marck), Kdr JG-52, Kdr JG-104, "Jafu Mittelrhein"Bf 109E Werk# 5065, Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7090 (or 7079) "Black <<-+-" (10/41 Tiraspol, S.U.)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A southwest of Peronne, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Chauny on 29 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Battle at Aumale, 8 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire W of Dover on 14 February, 1941. Channel pilot. Flugbuch (9/39 to 4/41). Magnus, 9 victories. Deceased 9 June, 2002.
2531 Trumeter, Hans Friedrich PeterFw11/29/1919BochumKIA 15 April, 1944 west of Werneuchen. Jager Blatt article.
2532 Trummer, Johann 'Hans'Ofw10/23/1920Braunau Inn AustriaErg/StG-1, 9/StG-1, III/SG-1, 1/SG-5Ju 87D-5
RK(5/4/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Radio operator mostly for Hptm Erwin Diekwisch (650 missions out of 710). Had begun pilot training, but spent the last few weeks of the war in a Flak unit.
2533 Tücher, HansUffzJu 52/3m "DC + SP" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspThis AC crashed into a mountainside in Sweden after flying over Sweden and being fired upon by Anti-Aircraft batteries. The intended destination was Bjornfjell Norway with 15 men onboard. Seven bailed successfully and one died when he had too little altitude for his chute to open. The pilot and six men survived. The survivors were: Fw Frans Reichard, Ufw Hermann Bausen, Uffz Gustaf Mank, Fw Walter Himmrich, Ogefr Adolf Koch and Ogefr Arno Wolf. The eight killed were: Ofw Haase, Gefr Kramer, Fhj Hans Versteffel, Fhj Werner Fischer, Fhj Konrad Hot, Fhj Walter Schmitzer, Fhj Franz Langfeld and Fhj Bodo Westkamp. Source: B.Widfeldt
2534 Tücher, HansLt1(F)/124 (Kirkeness 6/41), 1(F)/120Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0745 "G2 + EH" (dam 6/18/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot reported safe after landing his damaged ac at the Bardufoss airfield on 18 June, 1941 after being hit by Russian ground fire (DK-G Awards List & Observer Loss List).
2535 Tuecher, HansUffz1/KGzbV 106Ju 52 Werk # 6751 "DC + SP" (lost 6/2/40)Transport Operational ClaspInterned 2 June, 1940, pilot and six men bail out and are interned after their ac was hit and sd by Swedish flak train. The ac crashed into a hill near Riksgraensen Sweden, killing eight other passengers. Source: J.Schadskaje.
2536 Tueffers, Hans AlbertLt8/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 1571 "G1 + JS" (lost 11/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 1 November, 1940; sd by AA fire over London; two unnamed crew killed when the ac crashed at Matlock Gardens, Eastchurch, Essex; two other unnamed crew bailed and taken prisoner. Source: J.Schadskaje.
2537 Tüffers, Hans AdalbertOblt8/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 1586 "G + AT" (lost 9/15/40), He 111P-2 Werk # 1571 "G1 + JS" (lost 11/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 1 November, 1940 when his ac was hit by AA fire and crashed at Hornchurch, Essex. He and the Observer bailed out and were captured. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Haverstreng, Obs (POW); Uffz Richard Bubel, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Joseph Juvan, Flt Engr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at CC; Juvan 1/2/44 and Bubel 5/9/214. On 15 September, 1940, his Wk# 1586 was sd by Spitfires of No.152 Sq., piloted by F/O Peter Geoffrey O'Brian and P/O Arthur Roy Watson, and crashed at sea SE of Portland, Dorset. He and the Observer were rescued at sea by German ASR, and three others are "missing at sea" and memorialized at the Laboe Naval Memorial. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Rothen, Obs (rescued); Uffz Andreas Janson, R/O (KIA); Uffz Fritz Keil, Flt Engr (KIA) and Ogefr Rudolf Conrad, Gnr (KIA) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2538 Tüngler, Hans JoachimUffz1/21/192355/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430501 "Black 15" (lost 3/3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 March, 1944 during aerial combat over "Gemarkung Amelinghausen", Lüneburg. Another source claims his death came on 31 March, 1944. One known victory, his first, a P-47 north of Osnabrück on 10 February, 1944, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Xanten on 22 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 S of Roermond on 22 February, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 S of Lemförde on 24 February, 1944. He is buried at Stendal Stadtischer Friedhof, Field 13, Row 92. Alternate spelling: Tünglar (OKL 1st victory) and Tünger.
2539 Türmeyer, HansKGr-806Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 23 June, 1941, pilot disposition unknown.
2540 Tutschek, WalterUffz6/KG-30 (France)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550241 "4D + EP" (lost 3/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 27/28 March, 1944 during the bombing raid on Bristol England. He was shot down by F/Lt H.D.McNabb and P/O J.L.N.Hall in a Beaufighter VII, KW981, of RCAF No.406 Sq. The AC crashed at Willis Farm, Clapton, near Berkeley, at 23:50 hours. Remaining crew (all POW): Ogefr Otto Bauch, Observer; Uffz Hans Wirth, R/O and Ogefr Karl Wiedner, Gunner. Weidner was noted as injured. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
2541 Twesten, RolfOfhrErg.Kü.Flg. Staffel (F) See (Kobenhavn See)Bv 138B Werk # 2008 "6H + CH" (lost)Student PilotKIC 11 May, 1944 when te AC crashed into the Baltic Sea, east of Stevns, killing the crew of three. No cause given. Remaining crew (KIC): Instructor pilot Ofw Hans Pasoldt and Student Gunner Erich Sarther. Sarther and Twesten were recovered soon after the crash and buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 16 May, 1944. The body of Instructor pilot Pasoldt was retrieved from the sea later, and buried also in Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2542 Uebel, ErhardLt IV/KG-54 (7/43), 9/KG-54 (4/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300059 "B3 + DT" (lost 7/11/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ET" (lost 4/24/44) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp MIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably crashed into the sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Josef Lichtl, Observer; Uffz Erhard Granow, R/O and Fw Hans Adam, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Lt Uebel was wounded, and bailed from his crippled B3 + DT on 11 July, 1943, following an engine explosion (LOCS). Added: The Remaining crew, all injured, on the July 11th Ferry Flight from Munich to Grottaglie, Italy as follows: Ogefr Helmut Schikora, Obs; Uffz Bruno Sollich, R/O and Ogefr Walter Apel, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Übel.
2543 Uhl, Hans-JoachimUffz6/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530335 "Yellow 8" (lost 8/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1943 after aerial combat with a Lagg 3, location unknown.
2544 Uhland, OttoLt7/9/19169/KG-27He 111P "1G + OT" (lost 8/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 August, 1940 after being shot down by Spitfires of RAF No.92 Sq., piloted by P/O William C. Watling and the famous Flt/Lt (later Wing Cmdr) Robert S. Tuck, during a bombing run on the docks at Cardiff. All of the crew bailed safely. The AC crashed at 18:05 hours on the Cann Farm, near Puriton, Somerset, having jettisoned his bombs in the Burnham-on-Sea area. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Edo Flick, R/O/injured; Uffz Josef Krenn, Mechanic; Uffz Hans Ramstetter, Observer and Gefr Gerhard Rother, Gunner. Jager Blatt 3/2003 and Bristol Past, John Penny & D. Drury.
2545 Uhlig, HansFw9/SG-2Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141113 "T6 + GT" (lost 8/5/44)Groud Attack Operational ClaspMIA with his R/O-Gnr, Gefr Friedrich Schnaufler, after their ac made an emergency landing, location unknown, following combat with fighters. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
2546 Uloth, PaulUffzIII/StG-151 (Yugoslavia)Ju 87R Werk # 5291 (or 5921) (lost 8/20/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1943 after hitting an obstruction NW of Belgrade. Also KIA, Uffz Hans Friebl, his R/O. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani & Ju 87 Loss List.
2547 Ulziffer, Johann "Hans"Ofw11/24/1913Krining14(Eis)/KG-27He 111H-16/R1 Werk # 161884 "1G + RY" (lost 10/12/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: KIA 12 October, 1944 when he was sd by fighters and crashed near Zamoly, north of Szekesfehervar Hungary. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw heinrich Szech, Obs; Fw Ernst Schindler, R/O and Fw Hans Boewer, Flt Engr.. The bodies of the three crew were unrecoverable and are mentioned in the Memorial Book at Szekesfehervar. Pilot Ulziffer buried in the War Cem. at Szekesfehervar, Blk 2, Row 18, Gr 575 (D.Drury).
2548 Umbach, HansOfw53/JG-1 (5/40), 8/JG-27 (6/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1651 "Black 1" (lost 6/27/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 June, 1941 in the area of Minsk, detail unknown. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander at Amiens, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 over Amiens, 20 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Breguet 690 north of Romilly, 14 June, 1940. Nos.4 & 5, both Hurricanes S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940.
2549 Umbreit, HansFw6/SG-3 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 140451 "S7 + KS" (lost 11/5/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 5 November, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 1757 due to enemy fighters. Also MIA, one unnamed ground personnel. Ju 87 Loss List
2550 Umenz, Hans JoachimUffz110/JG-51 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 3 May, 1944.
2551 Umlauf, Baldur (or Baldar)Uffz1(F)/121 (Med 6/43) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1451 "8H + KH" (lost 10/1/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Hans Ebert and two other unnamed crew 1 October, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported. The ac reportes as belonging to 1(F)/33 (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unknown identified as Uffz Tischler, R/O and Gefr Gerhard Krempig, Flt Engr. They were deployed to clear enemy shipping along the coast of the island of Corsica. Detail provided in a letter from Oblt Karl Ischinger, Stffüh, to the Father of Gefr Krempig, dated 4 October, 1943, via Jason Farrow 7/2021. LOCS has the unit as 1(F)/123.
2552 Umschaden, HansLt6/29/1920Linz, Austria11/LG-1 (Med) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8280 "L1 + BV" (lost 3/14/42) EP (11/3/41), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold KIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1942; belly landed due to engine damage while on a delivery flight, location not reported. Lt Umschaden buried at Dionyssos-Rapendoza Cem. (Ju 88 Loss List & LOCS). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Helmut Lachmund, Obs (geb 3/24/14); Uffz Helmut Plate, R/O (geb 11/26/19) and Ogefr Heinrich Neumaier, Gnr (4/30/21). Lt Umschaden and crew crashed in the village of Kymi, Euböa Island, Greece. The crew were initially buried at the cemetery of Aghios Ioannis. Their final resting place is in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza as follows: Lt Umschaden Gr 30, Uffz Lachmund Gr 35, Uffz Plate Gr 29 and Ogefr Neumaier Gr 31 (Stelios Kampouris, Greece, 5/2020).
2553 Unger, Erhard5JG-1, JG-27Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 June, 1941, Magnus Report. Unger not known in the JG-27 Chronik. The MIA date corresponds with Hans Umbach (Heinrich Breuer)
2554 Unglaube, HansUffz9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4272 "U5 + AT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 January, 1943 after being shot down by a Mosquito during an attack on Lincoln England. No mention of the crash location other than in the "Humber area". His assailant is believed to be Flt Lt J.Singleton of RAF No. 25 Sq.. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Franz Holtz, Observer, Uffz Rudi Vögerle, wireless operator and Ogefr Heinz Bongardt, mechanic.
2555 Unmack, Heinz HansFw8/KG-55 (11/43 Crimea), Sonderkommando "Bienenstock" (5/45 Salzburg-Ainring)Ju 52 in Africa, He 111H-11, Fw 44Bomber Operational ClaspPOW in France after the war. 3 May, 1945, flew an attack against the American lines. He landed in a meadow in Steigerwald. Authored the book entitled "Fernkampflieger". Jager Blatt 3/1999.
2556 Unterreitmeier, HansUffz7/JG-3 (11/42 S.U.), 8/JG-3 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13424 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 11/28/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19514 "Black 159" (lost 5/30/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 May, 1943 during aerial combat north of Kuteinikowo in his G-4. His G-2 reported lost 28 November, 1942 at Tschir, cause unknown, pilot returned, a Gefr at the time.
2557 Utz, HansFhjUffz17/JG-27 (9/44 Gütersloh)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 9/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Typhoon at Arnhem-Nijmegen on 29 September, 1944. Added: Bailed safely 23 September, 1944 over the Arnhem area, and returned to his unit (SGLO).
2558 Vaessen, HansOgefr4/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # 2443 "B3 + JM" (damaged in Sweden)Bomber Operational ClaspOne of three He 111s of KG-54 fired upon by Swedish fighters after entering Swedish air space over Gotland on 21 April, 1940. Remaining crew: Lt Bernard Stufe and Ogefr Ludwig Glock, either of whom could have been a Co-pilot. All three were interned. Note: The pilot was not positively identified by the author. The AC was returned to Germany on 8 June, 1940, piloted by Oblt Alfred Kiefer and Oblt zur See Rageneau. Oblt Gerhard Grosse was also permitted to accompany the AC back to Germany in exchange for a Swedish Air Force Ju 86 that had made an emergency landing in northern Germany on 19 May, 1940. Source: B.Widfeldt
2559 Vagts, Hermann Peter "Hans"Oblt6/19/1915Kiel3/KGr-126 He 111H-4 Werk # unk "1T + EL" (lost 4/30/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 30 April, 1940: during a mine-laying operation at sea, the ac was hit by AA fire and crashed at Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. The ac exploded on impact resulting from a parachute mine still onboard, killing the entire crew. Civilians were also killed and this incident may well have been the first civilian deaths in England due to enemy action. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Hermann Wilhelm Sodtmann, Obs (age 24 from Travemünde, bur CC, Plot 5, Row 5, Gr 112); Uffz Karl Heinz Fresen, (age 26 from Hamburg (?), bur CC, 5/5/111) and Uffz Hans Günther Koch, ( age 20 from Neu Skalmirschütz, bur 5/5/113). Oblt Vagts buried CC, 5/5/114. Source: Dave Drury & Spencer Wilson.
Above: Hermann Wilhelm Sodtmann

Courtesy Spencer Wilson

2560 Vahle, HansUffz44/JG-5 (8/43 Finland; 12/43 S.U.)Bf 109G,-2 Werk # 13618 (30% dam 8/28/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 28 August, 1943 when he overturned on landing at the Petsamo airfield. His first known victory, three R-5s SW of Nevel on 8 December, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 17 December, 1943.
2561 Valenta, KurtGefr6/NJG-4 (Dole)Do 217N-1 Werk # 1488 (lost 5/15/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with his two crew at St Jean de Boeuf 15 May, 1944, cause unknown. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Hans Breitner and Gnr Gefr Karl Stegen. All three buried in the War Graves Cem. Andilly.
2562 Valet, Hans JoachimOblt2/18/1918Heilbronn3/KGr..z.b.V.-104 (3/41), 3/KGr.z.b.V.-506 (12/41 S.U.), 3/TG-2 (5/43), 1/KG-51 (9/44 Reich Def)Ju 52, Me 262A-2 Werk # 170335 "9K + BH" (lost 12/3/44) RK(4/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP(1/10/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 3 December, 1944 when he was jumped by a British Tempest as he was approaching the Rheine airfield while returning from a mission. Hewas buried later in his hometown of Mockmühl, near Heilbronn. This Transport pilot was one of few who flew the Me 262, 3 missions. His mission total was 504 in all theaters but England. DK-G Awards List & Kaiser RK book.
2563 Vasina, HansUffzI/SKG-10Fw 190A-5 Werk # 132 (lost 5/15/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 15 May, 1943 near Neuvy en Dunois due to altitude sickness.
2564 Verlohr, Konrad FriedrichHptmStfkpt 1/KG-40 (Channel 1/41)Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0026 "F8 + CH" (lost 7/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Fw 200 was reported lost 24 July, 1941, sd by a Hudson west of Ireland, killing the entire crew (?). ("Fw 200 Losses" 1988 book per H.Breuer). He was credited with sinking two British ships totaling 10,857 tons, 16 January, 1941. Added: Remaining crew (officially MIA): Lt Walter Gröner (or Groner), No.2 Pilot; Oblt Paul Schlafke (or Schlafko), No.3 Pilot; Ofw Henry Rasquin, R/O; Uffz Hans Zeitler, Flt Engr and Fw Walter Drost, Gnr. Hptm Verlohr is usually mentioned as KIA, however there is no record of a grave, considering the ac was lost at sea (D.Drury).
2565 Vermaaten, HansObltStfkpt 2/JG-1 (8/44 Husum)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173865 "Black 2" (lost 10/14/44)An inexperienced pilot, coming from a flak unit, he was killed during a transfer flight on 14 October, 1944 when his wing touched the ground near Greifswald and his auxiliary fuel tank exploded. No known grave.
2566 Vestewig, GunterFw1/8/1921ItzehoeIV/KG-2 (9/42 Melun), 1/KG-2 (10/42 Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5526 "U5 + EH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 March, 1943; during an attack on the Southampton Docks, he was shot down by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by S/L G.H. Goodman. Vestewig and Observer Polzin managed to bail. R/O Witkopp also bailed, but was too low for his chute to open. The Gunner, Huske made no attempt to bail, and is believed to have been killed in the attack. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Polzin, Observer (POW); Ogefr Hans Witkopp, R/O (KIA buried in Chichester Cemetery Roman Catholic Plot, England) and Ogefr Franz Huske, Gunner (MIA buried in Chichester Cemetery Roman Catholic Plot, England). This was their 8th combat mission.
Chichester Cemetery RC Plot, England
2567 Vetter, FritzFwStab II/KG-76 (8/40 Creil) Ju 88 Werk # Unk "F1 + ?C" (lost 8/24/40) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 24 August, 1940; sd over the English Channel and crashed into the sea off Manston. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Flessner, Obs (MIA); Fw Hans Meyer, R/O (geb 6/12/15, KIA, bur Yssel BF-4-90) and Uffz Heinrich Meier, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury). Added: Shot down by Hurricanes of No.501 Sq. (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2568 Vidlak, HansFwStab/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410126 "Black 1" (40% dam 11/26/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Friedrichshagen, where he crashed.
2569 Viebeck, HansLt13/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360076 "F8 + KX" (lost 5/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 20 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2570 Vieck, HansOfw3/Kü.Fl.Gr-106 (Amsterdam-Schiphol)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6180 "M2 + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1941 after being shot down off the Tyne during an anti-shipping raid by gunners off the balloon-carrying drifter Marcia. The AC crashed into the sea about two miles southeast of the Tynes south pier. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt z. See Wilhelm Maschmann (EP 6/20/41), Observer, Uffz Gerhard Emmerich, wireless operator and Uffz Walter Börge, gunner.
2571 Viehbeck, HansFwIII/JG-301 (most likely 9 staffel)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681878Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1944, no cause or AC condition given.
2572 Vierling, WilliOfwErg/JG-26, 6/JG-26 (joins 8/7/41 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5047 (dam 7/14/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4215 (lost )Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 19 August, 1941, 12 days after arrival, in aerial combat with Spitfires N of Cassel. Since the action took place at high altitude, it is uncertain whether it was the combat of lack of oxygen, nevertheless, he crashed from high altitude. On 14 July, 1941, he was involved in a mid-air collision near Desselghem with Ofw Hans Schrödel (WIC); Vierlings disposition unknown (Rosseels).
2573 Vleuten, Hans vonMaj Stfkpt 5(F)/122 (9/40 Hautefontaine), II(F)/101 (5/43), Führer Reserve Ob.d.L to 5/45 Ju 88A-6 Werk # 0400 "F6 + ZA" (50% dam 9/19/40) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
This ac reported damaged and made an emergency landing near Wittstock due to enemy fighter attacks 19 September, 1940, pilot and his Observer Hptm Herbert Böhm WIA, one other unnamed crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury).
2574 Vogeley, HansUffzII/JG-51 (Germany)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 6639 (75% dam 3/15/41)Wound BadgeInjured in a non-operational taxiing accident at Mannheim-Sandh. on 15 March, 1941.
2575 Vogt, HartmutOblt10(Pz)/SG-3, 10(Pz)/SG-77Ju 87Nominated for the RK

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp.
125 tanks destroyed, 41 with the "cannon AC". Second highest tankbuster, second only to Hans Rudel.
2576 Vogt, WernerFw1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5600 "L1 + OH" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew and Observer Sdf.Dr. Hans Lempp near Sardinia on 12 August, 1942; shot down by carrier borne fighters of No. 800 Sq. during Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
2577 Voigt, HansUffz4/JG-77 (Dortmund)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512337 "Blue 1" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Lammersum/Euskirchen area (Bf 109 Loss List). Werk # 512357 per Lost Aircraft Report.
2578 Volk, LudwigOfw3(F)/122 (6/41) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0825 "F6 + EL" (lost 6/18/41 DeSwart), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1465 "F6 + CL" (lost 12/9/41) Wound Badge (6/18/41), Observer Operational Clasp KIA 9 December, 1941 after aerial combat with a Hurricane believed to be from RAF No. 43 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Geoffrey May, off Newcastle. After repeated attacks by the Hurricane, the Ju 88 dove steeply into the sea off Seaham. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Fritz Böhme, Observer, Ofw Fritz Shackert, wireless operator and Fw Walter Lentfert, mechanic. Volk crashed Wk# 0825 at Haringvliet Holland (Hellevoetslius/Rockanje) on 18 June, 1941, cause and crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Volk piloted an He 111H Werk # 5575 "F6 + NL" which made a forced landing at Gäddede Sweden on 3 June, 1940 due to a combination of bad weather and a navigational error. Remaining crew: civilian inspector Arthur Klanke, Oblt Louis Ferdinand Wentz and Uffz Otto Schmidt. The AC was returned to Germany, and he too, obviously returned, ironically to die in December, 1941 (B.Widfeldt). Added: Remaining crew 18 June, 1941 (all WIA): Lt Hans Jochim Behrens, Obs; Fw Otto Schmidt, R/O and Uffz Walter Lentfert, Flt Engr (reported MIA, and believed KIA, in the 9 December encounter) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Volck (SGLO).
2579 Volke, MaximilianFhjOfw5/23/1915Monaco374/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), 5/JG-77 (1/43), 6/JG-77 (3/43), 4/JG-77 (3/43), 6/JG-77 (9/44 Ghedi No. Italy)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 441456 (lost 9/5/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 September, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters (DK-G Awards List), location Mirandola (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known Soviet victory, said to be nos. 14, 15 & 16, a Hurricane and two DB-7s on 28 July, 1942. A DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 11 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 21 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 26 August, 1942. A Hurricane and a Yak-1 on 13 September, 1942. One known western victory, his 28th, a Kittyhawk 5 km northwest of Buerat on 2 January, 1943. In 6 Staffel, he downed a Spitfire 38 km southeast of Medenine on 7 March, 1943. On 10 March, 1943, he downed two Kittyhawks 60 km southwest of Gabes. Transferred to 4 Staffel, he downed a P-38 80 km northwest of Kairouan on 12 March, 1943. He and his ac were recovered in July 2007.


Ernst Reinert (L) Maximilian Volke (R) by Hans-Joachim Marseille's Kübelwagen 'Otto' April 1943
2580 Vollandt, HeinzStabsFw1/5/19131/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330940 "Z6 + FH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 16 December, 1944; crashed for an unknown reason at the start of a mission. Crashed 9.5 km north of Masel. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Hans Dietsch, geb 1/7/1921, Obs and Uffz Johannes Kante, geb 5/1/1920, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
2581 Vollet, Hans (Johann)Lt7/9/1920107/JG-5 (7/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 16/JG-5 (10/44 Stavanger Norway)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411463 "White 5" (lost 6/17/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 17 June, 1944 during aerial combat, possibly by a Russian fighter, at Kirkenes Norway, pilot survived by bailing (Source: SIG Norway, Fritz Braun & Heinrich Breuer). His first known victory, two Soviet aircraft, a P-39 and a P-40 on 25 July, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 on 7 April, 1944, an Uffz at the time. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, a Yak-9 and two P-39s on 12 April, 1944. Nos. 7 to 10, Two P-39s and two P-40s on 17 June, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 11 victories.
2582 Vollrath, GüntherLtNJSt. NorwegenBf 110G-4 Werk # 740049 "B4 + VA" (lost 2/12/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945 southwest of Lista Norway. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Hans Baumgardt and Fw August Farrenkothen. Source: SIG Norway.
2583 Voormann, Hans JoachimLt312/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 431157
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 July, 1944; Unknown reason, Caen. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a B-26 on 25 February, 1944, no location. A 2nd, a P-51 10 km NW of Evreux on 6 June, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Mantes on 30 June, 1944.
2584 Vorhauer, HansUffz811/JG-1, 6/JG-1 (1/43), 2/JG-1 (10/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 (1/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530112 "Black 2" (lost 10/10/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1943, in aerial combat by Dortmund, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. His A-6 crashed at Almelo Holland (DeSwart). No known grave.His 1st, a B-25 30 km north of Ostende on 22 January, 1943. His 2nd, same day, a Spitfire 30 km northwest of Blankenberge on 22 January, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 January, 1943. His 4th and 5th victories were a B-17 on 5/15/43 and a Wellington on 6/12/43. His 6th, a B-17 NE of Bocholt on 22 June, 1943. His 7th, a P-47 (may have been a P-51; a conflicting claim) 70 km NW of Zandvoort on 6 July, 1943. His 8th, a P-47 at Groesbeek on 30 July, 1943. Per OKL, his 8th, a B-17 20 km NW of Nienburg on 8 October, 1943.
2585 Vorpahl, HansGefr7/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681972 "White 5" (lost 11/27/44 in the Harz area)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters in the Harz area. Source: JG-300 Loss List
2586 Vorphal, HansGefr7/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 11/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHis 190 reported lost in the Harz vicinity, pilot disposition unknown (JG-300 Loss List)
2587 Voss, Hans JoachimOfhr112/JG-3 (5/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Nidda on 12 May, 1944.
2588 Voss, sicLt38/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 10 km SE of Stalingrad on 16 September, 1942. A 2nd victory, an Il-5 N of Pridorokorsnaya on 1 May, 1943. A 3rd, a Boston E of Krassnye-Liman on 7 May, 1943. Does not appear to be Hans J due to rank discrepancy.
2589 Votoupal, Hans JoachimUffz6/KG-55He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2590 Wabnegg, HansUffz8/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 413580 "Red 5 + I" (lost 8/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 August, 1944; crashed at Dortmund during a training flight.
2591 Wagener, Hans JoachimOfhr3/19/192012/NJG-2 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620870 "4R + HW" (lost 12/28/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA the night of 27/28 December, 1944 during the Ardennes offensive, in the Chaumont, Belgium area. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Ofhr Christoph Rückert, Obs; Uffz Hans Kraus, R/O and Uffz Paul Balser (or Balzer), Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wagner.
2592 Wagner, HansUffz7/JG-54Bf 109G-6 # 19684, Fw 190A-8 # 350204, Fw 190A-6 # 550740 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1945 in his A-6 "White 8+I" over Grobin II S.U. airfield. Prior, his Werk# 19684 received 20% damage near Brussels, pilot disposition unknown. On 15 December, 1944 believed to have experienced engine failure and was injured in the ensuing crash in his AC, Werk# 350204 "White 8", sustaining 90% damage over Map Quadrant 17398.
2593 Wagner, HansUffz7/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2137 "G1 + IR" (or G1 + LR) (lost 4/2/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with three of his crew 2 April, 1941, when he was sd by a Hurricane of No.504 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Phillip Trevor Parsons, and crashed at sea off Budleigh Salterton, Devon. His observer, Oblt Hans Ludwig Wolff, is buried at Exeter Higher Cem., Sec Z, Row K. Gr 64, after being recoved from the sea. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Papadi, R/O; Ofw Wilhelm Bürkle, Flt Engr and Uffz Robert Ehlers, Gnr (D.Drury).
2594 Wagner, Hans FrederichLt12/JG-26Bf 109G-14 Werk # 463112 "Blue 1" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 365FG S of Mönchen-Gladbach.
2595 Wagner, PeterLt1/7/19151/KG-1He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 7/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHe an his crew were KIA 11 July, 1940 when they were attacked by Hurricanes of Nos.145 & 601 Sqds, and crashed into the English Channel. The bodies of the crew were later washed up on the French side. Remaining crew: Hptm Dr heinrich Karl Behrens, Gnr (bur Bourdon, 32/5/189). The remainder of the crew buried at Champigny-St.Andre, Blk 10. Ofw Werner Bischoff, Obs (bur Row 7, Gr 515); Uffz Hans Krause, R/O (bur No Row (probably 7), Gr 516); Uffz Walter Möhring, Flt Engr (bur Row 16, Gr 1098) and pilot Wagner buried No Row, Gr 72 (D.Drury).
2596 Wagner, RudolfUffz4(F)/14 (S.U.) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0806 "5F + BM" (lost 7/24/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Hans Schwarz and two other unnamed crew at Bjelej-Rorpetz (Bely-Toropets) 24 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The other two MIA are: Fw K.Janny, R/O and Ogefr E.Burghardt, Gnr. There are no VDK matches for the deceased (D.Drury).
2597 Wahl, OttoFw2/26/1912Berleburg9/KG-77Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3168 "3Z + FT" (lost 9/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1940 after being shot down by various Hurricane fighters of RAF No. 310 Sq. following a bombing attack on London railway targets. With engines on fire, the AC crashed near Vange Creek, Pitsea Marshes, Basildon, Essex. Remaining crew: Fw O. Graf (WIA), Observer (POW); Gefr Hans Buschbeck, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Paul Lesker, Gunner.
2598 Wähle, HansOblt1/KG(J)/6 (1/45 CZ)Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Red 13" (lost 1/2/45)Pilot BadgeReported killed 2 January,1945 at Prag, crashed at Beneschau, no further detail (KG(J)/6 Loss List & LOCS)
2599 Wahlen, KarlFw4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430780 (70% dam 8/22/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA with one other unnamed crew by enemy return fire 22 August, 1943; the ac crash landed at Bagerowo, his Observer Lt Hans Otto Cirkel was KIA, no mention of fourth crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List).
2600 Walden, HansStbsFw4/19/1910Stralsund2/KGrzbV- 9 (5/40) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk (lost 5/10/40) Wound Badge, Transport Operational Clasp WIA 10 May, 1940 near Ypenburg (Delft?), DOW of a chest wound in the Haag hospital on 16 May, 1940. Buried Ysselsteyn BH-009 where his date of death reads 10 May, 1940. Source: Dr H. Weiss & H.D. Zemke. Added: Buried Ysselsteyn BH-1-9. No crew mention (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland

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