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2501 Lindner, JoachimFw11/7/1919Aufkl.St./7 Fl.Div. Hs 126B-1 Werk # 3234 (lost 5/11/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 11 May, 1940 at Piershil Netherlands, cause unknown. Also KIC, his Observer Lt Alfred August Franke, born 20 January, 1917. Both 1st buried at Piershil Cem; re-bur "Crooswijk" Rotterdam; re-bur 1949 at Ysselsteyn; Lindner BU-10-229, Franke BU-10-228 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
2502 Lingenau, ErichOfw8Stab/JG-51 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 August, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 28 March, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 29 March, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, both Il-2s (m.H.) on 23 June, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, an La-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 June, 1944. A 7th, a LaGG-5 on 28 June, 1944. A 8th, a LaGG-5 on 18 July, 1944. The Magnus Report suggests that he had 9 victories. Alternate spelling Lingnau (Magnus).
2503 Linke, RudolfUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20283 (80% dam 8/10/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot reported injured 10 August, 1943 making an emergency landing at Reyersdorf due to engine trouble.
2504 Linkiewicz, ErwinHptmStfkpt 1/JG-11 (Lister)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530111 "White 1" (lost 7/24/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 July, 1943 opposing B-17s that had just bombed Trondheim and Porsgrun. He was one of two Fw 190s lost over the North Sea that day, 50-80 km south of Lister, Map Quadrant 05 East.7819. His body washed ashore 3 km east of Skiveren Denmark, in the Tannisbugt Bay, on 12 August, 1943. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 17 August, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark & SIG Norway.
2505 Linnemann, OttoOblt11(Erg)/KG-2 (1/43), I/KG-2 (8/44)Do 217K/M Werk # unk (lost 8/25/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Do 217 crashed at the Gilze Rijen Holland airfield on 25 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2506 Linse, PaulUffz5/18/1917Marburg3/StG-2 Ju 87B Werk # 5129 "T6 + KL" (lost) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Honar Farm, Pagham, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 104. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Rudolf Messerschmidt (6/6/1918) was also KIA,buried CC, Blk 1, Row 3, Gr 105. Source: M.Croft & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
2507 Linz, Rudolf "Rudi"Lt2/14/1917Ilmenau Thüringen708/JG-5(9/43 S.U.), 4/JG-5(3/44), 11/JG-5(8/44 S.U.), 9/JG-5, Stfkpt 12/JG-5(2/45 Herdla Norway)Bf 109G-2 "Black 4" in 8/JG-5, Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732183 "Blue 4 + o" (lost 2/9/45) RK(3/12/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 February, 1945 in his "Blue 4" near Meistad, near Bergen, Norway, after shooting down his 69th & 70 victories, a British Beaufighter and a British P-51 of RAAF No. 65 Sq, piloted by W/O Cecil C. Caesar (source: Rafal Niedzielski). Buried Bergen-Soldheim, 1/17/10 (Rosseels). Volksbund ids date of death as 17 February, 1945. 55 victories in the North. His first known victory, two Soviet P-40s on 23 September, 1943. A P-39 and a P-40 on 24 September, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 February, 1944. A P-39 E of Njamoken on 8 March, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 April, 1944. Five P-39s on 23 April, 1944. Three P-39s South of Petsamo on 10 May, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 11 May, 1944. Two Il-2s, two P-40s and a P-39 on 16 May, 1944. Five Boston IIIs N of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. Four Boston IIIs and a P-40 in the Vardöarea on 26 May, 1944. Three P-39s S of Ura Guba on 7 June, 1944. Nine victories on 17 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s and a P-40 on 17 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 3 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Photo
2508 Liper, Bernard 'Benno'Ofw7/17/191714/JG-1 (11/43), 6/JG-1, 4/JG-1 (12/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5565 (lost 8/17/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410007 (lost 12/1/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2334 "Black 12" (lost 1/24/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24 January, 1944. His A-4 Wk# 2334 overturned on landing near the Venlo Holland airfield (DeSwart & Geensen). Buried Ysselsteyn Block L/11/259. WIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat; his Fw 190 Wk# 5565 crashed at Heugem Holland, south of Maastricht (DeSwart). Bailed safely from his A-5 on 1 December, 1943 after aerial combat at Arnsberg. One known victory, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943, no location. Heinz Fuchs wingman in early 1944. Alternate spelling: Lipper.
2509 Lipfert, HelmutHptm8/6/1916Lippelsdorf Thüringen2036/JG-52 (1/43 Russia), Stfkpt 6/JG-52 (5/44 Manzar Romania), Kdr I/JG-53 (2/45)Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # 14154 "Yellow 2" (dam 12/42 force land), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 1" in 6 Staffel, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 510915 "Yellow 1 + -" (10/44 Hungary) RK(4/5/44)-EL(4/17/45)
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Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)
EP(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
2 Bombers. Former Labor Corps leader. Shot down 13 times by Russian AA and twice by Russian fighters, but never injured! 700 combat missions.His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 30 January, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-5 on 25 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 28 February, 1943. Two R-5, on 7 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 30 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and a Yak-9 on 7 October, 1943. A "shared" victory with H. Sachsenberg, a B-17G near Giurgiu Romania on 11 June, 1944. Two B-24s over Romania on 24 June, 1944. Nos. 167 & 168, a LaGG-5 at Bodner and a Yak-9 at Vereb on 2 January, 1945. Nos. 169 to 172, two Il-2s, a Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 4 January, 1945. His 185th, a Yak-3 at Siofok on 11 March, 1945. Nos. 190 & 191, both Il-2s in the Vapalota area on 20 March, 1945. He scored his 200th victory, an La-7 at Hamburg on 8 April, 1945. His 201st, an La-7 at Lundenburg on 9 April, 1945. His 202nd, a Yak-9 at Stokerau on 14 April, 1945. His 203rd and last victory, a Yak-9 at Göding on 16 April, 1945. Germanys 14th ranked fighter Ace. Post-war school teacher. Deceased 10 August, 1990, Einbeck.
2510 Lippe, AlfredUffz8/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4124 "9K +MS" (lost 8/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Stalingrad 31 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2511 Lippert, WolfgangHptm9/14/1911Fraureuth Sachsen25 (30?)3.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 3/JG-53 (4/39), Kdr II/JG-27 (9/40 Crepon & S.U.)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5271 "Yel 4"(5/40),Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4148 "<< + -" (9/41), Bf 109F-4(Trop) Wk # 8469 "Black << + -" (lost 11/23/41)
RK(9/24/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2(4/1/40)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
5 victories in Spain, 4 victories in the East, his 1st Soviet victories, an I-17 & an I-15 on 22 June, 1941. His first victory, a Morane near Büdingen, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Diederhofen on 7 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Curtis SE of Metz 10 May, 1940. His 4th, a Wellington at Sedan on 14 may, 1940. His 5th, a Bloch 151 south of Charleville, 15 May, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Paris on 3 June, 1940. His 8th, a Hawk-75 at Proult on 9 June, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire over England on 16 August, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes at London on 25 October, 1940. By the time he entered service in Africa, he already had 21 victories. On 23 November, 1941, during a morning combat with Hurricanes of RAF Nos. 229 & 238, he claimed one victory. Later that same day, he was shot down in Wk# 8469 by a P-40, thought to be piloted by Australian Ace, Clive Caldwell of RAF No. 250 Sqd, broke both legs bailing out, and was taken prisoner. He died of an embolism in an English hospital on 3 December, 1941, after his legs were amputated. Photo
2512 List, JosefLtI/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18892 (lost 8/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 August, 1943 during takoff from the Cortenza airfield due to a servicing fault.
2513 Litjens, Stefan "Steff"Ofw10/13/1913Hasselt Rheinland384/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen), III/JG-53 (Operation Barbarossa), 4/JG-53 (9/41; 3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1244 "White 5 + -" (10/39), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6673 "White 5 + -", Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7173 "Wh 5 + -" (9/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8408 " (lost 9/11/41), Bf 109G-2/Trop "White 5 + -" (3/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 440215 "Wh 5 + -"(lost 3/23/44) RK(6/21/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/24/42)
EP(7/21/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Glider Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
A fighter pilot since 1937. His 1st victory, a Morane W of Saarbrücken on 7 April, 1940. A 2nd, a Curtiss Hawk-75A over Metz, 10 May, 1940. A 3rd, a Potez 63 on 8 June, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Spitfire N of Portland on 13 August, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 26 October, 1940. A 6th & 7th, two Spitfires on 11 November, 1940, no location. On 11 September, 1941 he lost his right eye after being shot down at Romanowa by an I-16 of the 191 IAP. Despite the handicap, he flew again in November 1942 at Malta, Tunisia, and home defense scoring another 14 victories. He scored a triple victory on 22 February, 1944, his 33rd, 34th & 35th; three B-17s while based at Vienna-Seyring. On 23 March, 1944, after downing two B-17s in "White 5" near Braunschweig, he crashed injuring his left eye, ending his combat duties. "White 5" seemed to be his favorite number as his E-3 in 1939 was also a "White 5", Werk # 1244. 400 missions. 5 four engine bombers. 16 victories in the East. Photo Deceased 25 February, 2002.

2514 Löber, Gerhard Gebhard?Uffz96/JG-51 (S.U. 4/42), Stabstaffel/JG-51Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12935 (90% dam 4/7/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550164 (lost 8/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1943; hit by flak crashing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 45748. Injured in a takeoff accident from the Brjansk airfield on 7 April, 1942, a Gefr at the time. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 8 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 18 July, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 21 July, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 July, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A 9th, a laGG-5 on 7 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Loeber (Magnus).
2515 Löbering, GünterUffz24/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 162350 "White 8 + -" (lost 2/21/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 February, 1944; Unknown reason during a scramble near Anzio. His 1st victory, a P-40 20 km northwest of Cape Rervolcano Italy on 13 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-51 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. Mombeek MIA List. Eric spelled Günter w/o the "h".
2516 Lochbrunner, OswaldLt1/18/19131/KG-100 (4/40 Vaernes; 8/41 S.U)He 111H-1 "6N + EH" (lost 5/6/40), He 111H-3 Werk # 5252 "6N + CA" (dam 8/14/40), He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 8/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down by a British cruiser at Skanland Narvik on 6 May, 1940; the uninjured crew showed up days later at Elvegardsmoen. Remaining crew: Uffz Helmut Pflugmacher, Uffz Werner Schmalfuss and Fedor Roos (Flyvrak Norway). Added: While acting as observer on 14 August, 1940, the crew were uninjured in a force landing on the beach at Hourtin France, following a raid near Birmingham. MIA 10/11 August, 1941 in the Moscow area during a raid, cause, ac data and crew information unknown. He is listed in the memorial book at Rshew (Rzhev?) (D.Drury).
2517 Loebes, GustavObltStab I/ZG-76Bf 110D "M8 + ?B"(lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940, along with the crews of Hptm Restemeyer and Oblt Knop, after being shot down during aerial combat off the Norwegian coast. Remaining crew: Uffz Xaver Brock, Observer. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Loobes.
2518 Loerzer, BrunoGenObst1/22/1891Berlin44DLV Pres (33), Kdr JG-334 (3/37 Rhine Main), Kdr JG-53 (3/37-3/38)Ae 68E, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109ERK (5/29/40)
Pour le Merite (WWI)
WWI
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WWI veteran w/44 victories and close friend of Hermann Göring. First commander of JG-334, later redesignated JG-53. Deceased 23 August, 1960. Alternate spelling: Lörzer
2519 Loffler, HeinzUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr-506He 115C-1 Werk # 2767 "DC + GR" (lost 8/1/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA the night of 1/2 August, 1940 following an attack on SS Highlander over the North Sea in the vicinity of Scotland. Two He 115's were brought down by ships AA fire, the second ac piloted by Fw Siegfried Gast. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Hans Joachim Richter, Obs and Fw Hermann Hansen, R/O (D.Drury). Note: one of these two ac did crash into the SS Highlander, which continued to Aberdeen bearing the wreckage, but it is unclear which one.
2520 Löffler, Heinz EduardLt12/JG-5 (Vaerlose Norway)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5496 "10" (lost 8/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1942 when, on a transfer flight from Vaerlose to Aalborg, he hit a windmill near Ulstrup and crashed. He was buried in Kobenhavn Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2521 Löffler, KurtLt12/6/192227ERG-Öst, Stab I/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), 3/JG-51 (7/44)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Suffered a severe head injury in a crash landing near Warsaw in September, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 July, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 18 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 10 September, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 14 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 29 October, 1943. A Boston III on 29 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 August, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 3 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 4 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1944. A P-39 on 16 September, 1944. Magnus Report. Deceased 23 December, 2002.
2522 Löfgen, RichardFhjOfw4/11/1915126/JG-1 (43), 6/JG Herrmann, 4/JG-300 (9/43), 5/JG-300 (1/45 Schönfeld), 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (3/45)Fw 190A-6 "Yellow 6 or 8" in JG-1, Fw 190A-6 (2/44) & Fw 190A-8/R8 "Red 3" in 5/JG-300 (11/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960522 "Green 2" (lost 3/2/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (8/8/44), Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 March, 1945 in "Green 2" at Gross Treben, north of Torgau, during aerial combat with American fighters. Buried at Löbnitz. One known victory, a Stirling 20 km S of Mannheim on 6 September, 1943. A Lancaster NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A B-24 E of Berlin on 21 June, 1944. A B-24 in the Tulln area on 26 June, 1944. A B-24 at Bernbürg on 7 July, 1944. A B-24 at Horn-Eggenberg on 25 July, 1944. A B-17 SW of Berlin on 6 August, 1944. Löfgen served in 6/JG-1 before going to the "Wilde Sau" Unit. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Lofgen or Löffgen.
2523 Lohmeyer, Hans-Georg SchorschLt3/25/1919Brilon Westphalia52 & 5/Sch.G-1 (12/42 S.U.), 1/Schl.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), 5/SG-77 (7/44 S.U.), 6/SG-77Bf 109G in Sch.G-1, Fw 190F-8 RK(6/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 22 October, 1944 on a mission against targets east of Gumbinnen, when his Fw 190 was shot down near Gross-Gauden East Prussia by enemy fighters, burning on impact. He was buried at Salau Cemetery near Insterburg. 600 missions as an Assault pilot. One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 5 km E of Cuiluscha on 13 December, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 NW of Beresovka on 6 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 N of Andrejewska on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 4 & 5, both Il-2s on 15 July, 1944.
2524 Löhr, GerhardLt8/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171697 "Blue 2" (dam 8/16/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded (eye injuries) 16 August, 1944 at Königsberg, no further detail (JG-6 List).
2525 Loidolt, Oblt3/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3549 (lost 8/31/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down over Whalebone Lane Gunsite, Chadwell Heath, bailed safely.
2526 Lommel, CarlOblt21/JG-52, Stfkpt 1 Erg/JGr. Ost (6/42)Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire over England on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 28 September, 1940.
2527 Lonicer, HeinzHptmStfkpt 9/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "A1 + DT" (lost 8/24/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940; sd with wounds by a Hurricane of No.56 Sq, piloted by F/Lt Percy S.Weaver. His ac crashed into the sea off Brightlingsea, Essex. Remaining crew: Uffz L.Dorn, Obs (MIA); Uffz E.Pegatzki, R/O (POW/WIA); Uffz O.Schmidting (Schmitding or Schmieding), Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr W.Göllnitz, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
2528 Loos, GerhardOblt8/21/1916Kommern Sudetenland921/JG-54, 3/JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), Stafkpt 8/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Wk# 5483 "Wh ?",Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411922 "RX+DL" (lost 3/6/44) RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(9/20/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 when he bailed out after attacking U.S. bombers in # 411922 over Rheinsehlen, near Oldenburg, but drifting toward high tension wires, he chose to open his parachute harness prematurely at about 60 feet, and fell to his death. His attacker was a P-51 of the 357th FG, piloted by Lt J.Carda. 2 Bombers. 78 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 2 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 April, 1943. Four Il-2s and a P-40 on 24 May, 1943. Three LaGG-3s and two Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3, an La-5 and an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 2 August, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3, two La-5s and three Il-2s on 4 August, 1943. On 19 January, 1941, he lost AC # 5483 at Ljuban AF due to some sort of a fire. Circumstances and pilot disposition unknown. Bowers/Lednicer, 92 victories.
2529 Loos, Kurt H.Hptm1/2/1920Schwerte10 ZG-2, 2/NJG-1 (5/41), Stab I/NJG-1, 1/NJG-1, 1/NJG-5, 8(Sturm)/JG-300 (3/45) Bf 110, Fw 190A-8/R2 (lost 3//24/45 at Göttingen) in JG-300
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 March, 1945 in aerial combat with U.S. fighters over Göttingen. One known victory, a Whitley on 17-18 May, 1941, no location. Another, a Wellington on 11-12 June, 1941, no location. His 7th, a Stirling the night of 7- 8 August, 1941, no location Added: This RAF Wython Stirling of No.155 Sq., crashed onto a farm at Overasselt, killing the crew, three civilians and seriously injured a 6 onth old child. Source: NL resident, Andre Bergsma, 12/2021. An 8th, a Halifax on the night raid on Bremen on 25 June, 1942, no location. A 9th, a Lancaster I of RAF No. 207 Sq., Werk # R5761 "EM-T", 20 km W of Nijmegen, the night of 5-6 August, 1942. A 10th, a Lancaster I of RAF No. 97 Sq. at Westmalle (Antwerpen), 17 km NW of Herentals Belgium, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. Magnus Report, 13 victories.
2530 Loos, WalterOfw4/11/1923Oppenheim38III/JG-3 (1/44), 11/JG-3 (3/44), 6/JG-300 (8/44), Stab/JG-301 (4/45 Neustadt-Glewe Ger.)Fw 190A-8/R8 "Yellow 14" w/ 6/JG-300, Ta 152H "Green 4" w/ JG-301 RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/29/44)
EP(8/8/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
24 Bombers (22 four engine). Top Sturmgruppen pilot. 7 victories in the East. Plus 8 unconfirmed in only 66 combat missions! Shot down 9 times. One of the few "New Growth" pilots to survive the war. Entered combat in January, 1944. His first aerial victory was on 6 March, 1944, a B-17(HSS), no location, the day Uncle Ralph Kracker was shot down. A double victory on 8 March, 1944; nos. 2 & 3, both B-17s (HSS) , no locations. His 5th, a B-24 (HSS) on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Sülze-Südheide on 8 May, 1944. A B-24 N of Quedinbürg on 7 July, 1944. A P-51 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. A B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. His 35th & 36th victories, both Yak-9s S of Berlin on 24 April, 1945. His 37th, a Yak-9 at Berlin on 25 April, 1945. His 38th, and last victory, a Yak-9 at Berlin on 30 April, 1945. His last four claims when flying the Ta 152. Deceased 27 October, 2004.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
2531 Loose, FritzOblt74/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), JG-7Fw 190A in JG-54, Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
320 combat missions. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 11 August, 1943. A 2nd, a P-40 on 6 November, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 12 January, 1944. A 4th, a P-40 on 25 February, 1944. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 26 March, 1944. A 6th, an La-5 on 4 April, 1944. A 7th, another La-5 on 19 May, 1944.
2532 Loose, HorstUffz4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14221 "White 11 + -" (lost 9/27/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1942 at Apsheronsk, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). He was the fourth victim of Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 437 IAP, the female Soviet pilot called the "White Rose of Stalingrad, KIA 1 August, 1943.
2533 Lorch, HerbertMaj4/13/1912ZweibrückenKdr IV/KG-1 (5/41), Kdr II/KG-1 (S.U. 8/42)He 111 in IV Grp, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144170 "V4 + CC" (lost 8/19/42) in II Grp RK(1/5/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA with two other unnamed crew near Kolodesy on 19 August, 1942; crashed and burned after being hit by enemy fighters, one crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew: Fw Eduard May, Obs, bailed and picked up by German infantry; Uffz Peter Cremerius, R/O and Uffz Thomas Haberer, Gnr., both MIA (Kaiser RK book). 200 combat missions.
2534 Lorentz, Ludwig vonUffz3/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # unk "4D + KL" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Hurricane of No.73 Sq., piloted by Sgt Alexander L.McNay. The AC crashed at Fraishorpe, near Barmston. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Heinrich Kenski, Observer, Uffz Heinrich Prumann, wireless operator and Gefr Johann Göbel, gunner. Added: Although another claim was made by P/O Carter in a Spitfire of No.616 Sq., the claim of Sgt McNay was the stronger of the two, and the victory was credited to McNay (D.Drury).
2535 Lorenz,Hptm4/KG-26 (7/42-8/42)He 111Bomber Operational ClaspHe flew 52 missions in July and August, 1942. He then flew 103 missions as Observer with Oblt Ludescher from 8/42 to 10/42. Fw Georg Betzner served as R/O on these missions. Source: Betzners Flugbuchs 1 & 2 per Fritz Braun. No first name given. This may be Helmut Lorenz.
2536 Lorenz, HerbertUffz11/JG-3 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18239 "Black 7" (85% dam 8/6/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 6 August, 1943 in a takeoff accident from Foggia. The ac was found by the advancing Brits, scrapped.
2537 Lorenz, HermannUffzII/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5304 "B1 + NA" (lost 8/7/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 7 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List
2538 Lorenz, KonradUffzIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6302 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 August, 1941; Non-operational landing accident at Bodo Norway airfield. His R/O, Kurt Lorenz, was also killed in the crash. Source: SIG Norway. One must wonder if these two werent brothers, killed in a non-operational landing accident!!
2539 Lösche, GünterLt1/29/1924Hofgeismar8/JG-53 (France) Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 166350 "Red 14 + -" (lost 8/26/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 26 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Rouen area. Added: Buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, Blk 16, Row 11, Gr 585 (D.Drury).
2540 Losigkeit, FritzMajor11/17/1913Berlin - Tegel682/JG-26(9/39), Stafkpt 2/JG-26, Kdr IV & I/JG-1, Kdr III/JG-51(3/43), Kdr JG-51(4/44), Kdr JG-77Bf 109E-4 "Red 16"(3/40) & "Red1" in 2/JG-26, Fw 190A-2(7/42), Fw 190A-5Y in I/JG-1 (4/43)
RK(4/28/45)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(10/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
Shot down over Spain 10 February, 1939 and taken prisoner. May have been in JG-2 at this time. His first victory, a Spitfire at Calais, 28 May, 1940, while in 2/JG-26. His 3rd, a Hurricane N of Folkestone on 28 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire SE of Littlestone on 30 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of London on 15 September, 1940. He made a forced landing on a French beach in the Autumn of 1940. In May of 1941, he was assigned as Military Attache to Tokyo until March, 1942. Then assigned JG-1. Took command of JG-77 in April, 1945. Approximately 750 combat missions. 57 victories in the East. 5 victories in JG-26. 1 bomber, a B-17 on 17 April, 1943, his 1st victory.(in I/JG-1). One known Soviet victory, certainly not his first, two Il-2 (m.H.)s on 13 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 1 August, 1943. A Soviet P-51 at Gomel on 22 November, 1943. A Yak-7 and a Yak-9 on 16 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 10 July, 1944. Avoided Soviet captivity by flying out of the East in a Ju 52, with 46 other JG-77 personnel. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Deceased 14 January, 1994. Photo
2541 Lossau,Lt92/NAGr-2 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 189A-3, Hs 126EP


EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 6 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 21 August, 1944. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, two P-2s and a Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. A 7th, a P-39 on 21 September, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 25 October, 1944. A 9th, an R-5 on 31 October, 1944.
2542 Lotzmann, ManfredUffz18/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), II/JG-52, 8/JG-52 (7/43)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19534 "Black 12" (lost 7/5/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 in his G-4 during aerial combat at Ugrim/Belgorod. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Magnus, 15 victories.
2543 Loy, LudwigLt17/JG-11 (5/44), 10/JG-11 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170629 (lost 8/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 August, 1944, reason unknown, in the area of Nemaksciai. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Magdeburg area on 30 May, 1944.
2544 Lüben, WernerHptmStfkpt 2/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140105 "L1 + YK" (lost 8/12/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew near Sardinia 12 August, 1942, shot down by carrier borne fighters during Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
2545 Lübich-Edler, Ivo vonObltAustria86/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 11/JG-51 (8/41), 2/JG-105 (7/43), 7/JG-2 (1/44), Stab II/JG-2 (4/44)Bf 109E & F in JG-51, Fw 190A in JG-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 April, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st Soviet, a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A 2nd, a Soviet Pe-2 on 20 August, 1941. A 3rd, and first known western victory, a B-17 SE of Paris on 14 July, 1943. A 4th, a B-24 at Yvetot on 14 January, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 SE of Brussels on 24 January, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 in the Hochlanden area on 8 February, 1944. A 7th, a B-26 south of Amiens on 25 March, 1944. An 8th, a B-17 E of Paris on 10 April, 1944. His victories may be as high as 15 (Magnus). Alternate spelling: Lübich-Edler Milowa (Magnus).
2546 Lübking, AugustOfw7/8/1918Den Haag, Netherlands379/JG-5 (2/43 S.U.), Stab III/JG-7 (12/44), 11/JG-7 (2/45 Brandenburg-Briest)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10504 "Yellow 1" (lost NE of Kirknes, 8/13/43), Me 262A-1a Wk#111541 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/13/43 in G-2 crash)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 March, 1945 in aerial combat in his Me 262, when the B-17 he downed, exploded, killing him. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, two MBR-2s on 26 February, 1943. A Kittyhawk on 22 May, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane on 5 June, 1943. A Boston III E of Omgang, and a P-40 N of Berlevaag on 25 May, 1944. A P-40 and an Il-2 in the Vardöarea on 26 May, 1944. A P-39 NW of Murmansk on 12 June, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 W of Petsamo-Bucht on 15 June, 1944. Two Il-2s and three P-40s on 17 June, 1944. A Yak-9 and a P-39 NNE of Kirkenes on 27 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s and a P-40 on 28 June, 1944. A P-39 on 4 July, 1944. Two P-40s in the Hamningberg area on 21 July, 1944. Two P-40s and a P-39 NE of Qalan on 22 July, 1944. Two P-39s W of Stjal-jandar on 28 July, 1944. Two P-39s on 17 August, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 over Holland or northern Germany on 3 December, 1944. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 7 September, 1944. One known Me 262 victory, a B-17 near Rathenow on 18 March, 1945. His last victim, a B-17 N of Leipzig on 22 March, 1945. He died when this B-17 exploded.
2547 Lucas, Werner G.Hptm12/27/1917Berlin1064/JG-3, Stafkpt 4/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13797 "White 13 + -" (lost 12/1/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27080 "White 7 + -" (lost 10/24/43) RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/2/42)
EP(10/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 October, 1943 in aerial combat in his G-6 with Spitfires over Leijden Holland. WIA 1 December, 1942 during aerial combat with 5 Soviet Bostons at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.19641, near Stalingrad. His last victory was a B-17 at Issum, northeast of Geldern, 23 October, 1943. Barbarossa pilot with about 100 of his victories over Russia. One known bomber, a Russian TB-3 of 14 TBAP on 10 July, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 15 July, 1942; a DB-3 and a Pe-2. A P-2 on 26 July, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 27 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. 100 victories in the East. One bomber. Five victories on 20 August, 1942; An Il-2 and four P-2s. Two P-2s on 13 September, 1942. Two Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 3 December, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 17 December, 1942. Two La-5s on 5 January, 1943. Three DB-3s on 15 January, 1943. Nos 75, 76 & 77, all A-20 Bostons on 20 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 23 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. His 87th, an Il-2 on 21 June, 1943. Five victories on 5 July, 1943. Burial: Block CW, Row 1, Grave 21. Bowers/Lednicer, 106 victories. Photo
L-R: Werner Lucas - Dietrich Hrabak - Kurt Brandle
2548 Lüchau, Karl HeinzLt195/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (10/43), 6/JG-11 (4/44), Stab II/JG-11 (6/44 France)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)5868 "Black 5", Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440623 "Yellow 20" (lost 6/7/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Caen area. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2 on 31 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1943. A Yak-7 N of Djmar on 5 October, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-5 NW of Oste on 7 October, 1943. Shot down with wounds 7 October, 1943 east of Demitowo. Carried as MIA, but returned on 8 October, 1943, believed rescued by a Ju 87 crew. A LaGG-3 SE of Rschischtschew on 21 October, 1943. An La-5 on 3 November, 1943. An Il-2 W of Kiev on 5 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 5 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 17th, a P-51 on 29 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a P-38 on 8 May, 1944, no location. His 19th, and final victory, a P-47 at Caen on 7 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Luchau.
2549 Luchtenberg, GüntherOfw8/15/1912Remscheid2(H)/6 (Observer)Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(12/6/44)

EK 1 & 2

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 13 August 1972 Wuppertal-Barmen (P. Bastin).
2550 Lück, ErnstUffz6/27/1915Hannover3/KGzbV-104Ju 52/3mTransport Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1940. One of three Ju 52s making emergency landings in Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This one, however, was shot down by 40mm Bofors as it came in low over a Swedish military unit, not realizing the demise of the AC crew. This occurred during exercise Weserübung. The crew were killed in the crash at Uddevalla Sweden. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Priehäusser (born 8 August, 1917 in Oldenburg) and Uffz Reinhold Buchorn (born 22 May, 1902 in Berlin). All three were buried at Bäve Sweden on 23 April, 1940. The wreckage was returned to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt
2551 Lück, Heinz-GüntherOblt52/JG-1 (7/43), 10/JG-1, 1/JG-1 (1/44)Fw 190 A-4 "White 9" & A-5 (7/43), Fw 190A-6 in 44, Fw 190A-8 Wk# 170050 "White 14" (dam 4/9/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (4/9/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) N of Emden in an Fw 190A-4 or 5 "White 9" on 26 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 30 July, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 (e.V.) on 19 August, 1943. According to OKL, his 3rd was a B-17 W of Friesoythe on 8 October, 1943, so one of these earlier must be "unconfirmed". His 4th, per OKL, a B-17 10 km NW of Lemmer on 26 November, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 (HSS) on 5 January, 1944. WIA 9 April, 1944 during intense aerial combat in "White 14" with American bombers in poor weather. He crashed on the Danish island of Aero due to engine damage from bomber return fire.
2552 Lücke, GebhardOblt212/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1331 "White 5" (lost 9/6/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 September, 1943 in aerial combat with a Yak 9 northwest of Werchina-Buldino. One known victory, a Yak-9 on 16 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 19 August, 1943. I believe this is the same person as the "Luecke" on record, also in 12/JG-54.
2553 Lücke, Max Hermann "Anatol"Oblt6/2/1920Scharfoldendorf Niedersachsen81JG-4, 8/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 9/JG-51 (5/43)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Wk# 1310 "Yellow 10" (lost 8/1/43), Fw 190A-5 Wk# 7206 "Yellow 10" (lost 10/23/43) RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/6/43)
EP(7/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 23 October, 1943, he collided in Wk# 7206 with another aircraft on take-off at Mosyr Russia, and died of his burns on 8 November, 1943. Injured when he was rammed by an opponent he had shot down in Wk# 1310 on 1 August, 1943, but bailed safely. All victories were in the East. 3 unconfirmed victories. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. Another Il-2 on 17 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 S of Tamkino on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2 NW of Karamovo on 5 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s on 8 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 May, 1943. Two MiG-3s and a P-39 on 2 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. Seven Il-4s on 10 June, 1943. Two MiG-3s on 1 July, 1943. Four LaGG-3s, two LaGG-5s and a MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. Three LaGG-3s and a Boston III on 6 July, 1943. Three LaGG-5s on 7 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 14 July, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 17 July, 1943. Three Il-2s (all m.H.) on 27 July, 1943. A Yak-7 and an Il-2 near Yelnya on 15 September, 1943. A Yak-7 and a P-39 at Lyubetsch on 15 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
2554 Lückenbach, GüntherUffz110/JG-11 (5/44), 2/JG-11 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173047 "Black 13" (lost 8/15/44)EK 3
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 15 August, 1944 when he collided with another aircraft during a training flight, crashing near Bönninghardt (Wiegels). One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 III E of Aalborg on 6 May, 1944.
2555 Luckhardt, Heinz Hans JoachimLt8/30/1920Wiesbaden8/JG-26 (8/41), Stab/JG-26 (12/41)Bf 109F-4 (lost), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0125217 (lost 4/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 April, 1942 in aerial combat in his A-2 with a Spitfire over Calais/Wizernes. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/11/422 (A. Rosseels). WIA 7 August, 1941 in aerial combat by an unknown attacker SE of Guines. These, Hans J and Heinz, may be two individuals. Les Butler is showing them as two different on his JG-26 Pilot List.
2556 Lüddecke, Fritz 'Paule'Ofw2/23/1920Brakel Westfalen50EJG-Ost (11/41), 6/JG-51 (5/42), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (11/42)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172958 "Black 12" (lost 8/10/44) RK(11/18/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(12/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 10 August, 1944, being shot by Russian AA fire SW of Vilkavishkis (Wilkowischken) East Prussia. His A-8 exploded as he attempted to make an emergency landing. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 24 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 9 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 13 July, 1943. An LaGG-5 on 16 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 16 August, 1943. Four Il-2s (m.H.) SW of Spas-Demensk on 20 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 29 August, 1943. A Yak-9 NE of Dukhovshchina on 7 September, 1943. A LaGG-5 E of Vitebsk on 12 November, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 December, 1943. A Yak-9 on 12 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 December, 1943. A P-2 on 10 January, 1944. An La-5 on 5 February, 1944. A Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 18 June, 1944. A LaGG-3 on 22 June, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 23 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 26 June, 1944. A P-39 on 11 July, 1944. A P-39 on 18 July, 1944. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 20 July. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-9 on 2 August. Two Yak-9s on 7 August. A Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 9 August.
2557 Lüddecke, RobertOfw93/NJG-2 (6/41), 5/NJG-2 (4/43), I/NJG-2 (1/44), 6/NJG-2 (3/44)Bf 110, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0736 "R4 + EL" (dam late '41) in 3/NJG-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 40 km southeast of Eastbourne on 27 June, 1941. His 2nd & 3rd victories were Wellingtons 20 km east of Humber Estuary on 14-15 August, 1941. Emergency landing in "R4 + EL near Naples, late 1941. Downed two Wellingtons in the Korba area on 15 April, 1943. His 6th victory, a B-17 SW of Minden on 30 January, 1944. A 7th, a "4 mot" NW of Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. An 8th, a "4 mot" N of Compiegne on 13 June, 1944. A 9th, a "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. Victory count may be 13 (Magnus). Boiten 11 victories. Alternate spelling: Lüddeke.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Lüddecke by his Ju88 after a forced landing
2558 Lüder, G.LtII/KG-40Do 217E-1 Werk # 5092 (lost 8/13/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis do 217 crashed at Bilthoven Holland, at the Biltse Dunes, on 13 August, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2559 Lüderitz, WernerOblt6/11/15Stab/KG-51 (6/40 Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "9K + AA" (lost 8/12/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 August, 1940 after being shot down with minor wounds by fighters and flak at Godshill Park, Isle of Wight during an attack on the Ventnor RDF station. His Observer, Kdr Oberst Fisser was KIA, The remaining unnamed crew presumed POW. Ju 88 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Luderitz (BoB T & N). Added: Lt Franz Schad, R/O ? (WIA) and Sdrfüh Adam Nothelfer, Flt Engr (WIA) per D.Drury.
2560 Lüders, FranzOfw56/JG-26 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6497 "Brown 2" (lost 6/21/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 21 June, 1941 when he was shot down by a Spitfire, crashing at Bridge, Kent, SE of Ramsgate. Two known victories, Nos. 1 & 2, both Spitfires at Ostende, 27 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane over the Channel, 31 May, 1940, piloted by P/O Kenneth Butterworth McGlashan, who force-landed on the beach near Dunkirk, and evaded capture*. A 4th, a Hurricane at Brentwood on 31 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 15 September, 1940 (OKL & D.Drury). * P/O McGlashan's ac was recovered in 1988, and has been restored.
2561 Lüders, GüntherOblt11/9/19201(H)/21, 1/NAGr 9 (8/43)Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125294 "P2 + DH" (lost 8/19/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EP (2/22/43), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1943 over Taman Peninsula, Map Quadrant Pl.Qi. 5177; sd by AA fire. His Observer, Hptm Heinz Holzmann, also perished, along with his remaining unnamed crewmember. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List. Added: Oblt Luders, Fw Has & Fw Eickel pictured on their return to Kertsch, Krim in 1943 after NAGr-9's 2000th mission (Falkeeins blogspot).
2562 Lüdicke, ManfredUffz44/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8289 (lost 8/25/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1942 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 at Semljansk. His first known victory, his 3rd, an unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. His 4th, another unnamed Soviet AC on 2 August, 1942. Magnus, 7 victories.
2563 Ludwig, HansUffz3/JGr-200 (Southern Fr.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 1 " (lost 8/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1944 after aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
2564 Ludwig, MartinLt7/13/19234Erg/JGr.-Süd (/43), 8/JG-77 (3/44 Mizil, Romania), 10/JG-77 (8/44), 12/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14107 "Black 2", Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330205 "Blue 8" (lost 12/23/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 west of Kreuzberg, bailed safely. 4 victories as "Lt.Ludwig" (Bf 109 Loss List). Magnus Report; victory count may be as high as 12. OKL victories: His 1st, a P-51 W of Buchares, 3 July, 1944; His 2nd, an Il-2 over Rumania, 21 August, 1944; His 3rd, a Yak-9 over Rumania, 23 August, 1944 and his 4th, a Rum. 109 over Rumania, 24 August, 1944. NOTE: LOCS states that Lt Ludwig was KIA 23 December, 1944.
2565 Ludwig, WilhelmLt2/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # (14)5474 "Black 8" (lost 8/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 August, 1943 during aerial combat southwest of Bolchow.
2566 Luecke,Fw112/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 August, 1943. This may be Gebhard Lücke, an Oblt in 12/JG-54 in Sept, 1943, although the rank does not fit!
2567 Lüer, Friedrich FritzOfw194/JG-54 (10/42 S.U.), 6/JG-54, 12/JG-54Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10447 "Wh 11" (lost 1/5/43), Fw 190A-5 Wk# (150)1229 "Wh 6"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 23 August, 1943 in his "White 6" of 12 Staffel at Map Quadrant 4373, no further detail, the AC reported 60% damaged. While in 4 Staffel, on 5 January, 1943, his Werk# 10447 "GE+WC" "White 11" was reported to have sustained 20% damage over Tschertkowo, with no injuries to Lüer. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 6 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. An R-5 on 16 December, 1942. An La-5 and two Bostons on 5 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 17 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 February, 1943. A MiG-3 on 28 February, 1943. Alternate spelling: Luer.
2568 Lugger, FriedrichLt12/24/191839/ZG-26 (9/40 as Ofhr), Sig Offz III/ZG-26 (11/40)Bf 110C-7 Werk # 3636 "TD + KL" (lost 11/24/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIC 24 November, 1940, when on a transfer flight, he collided with another Bf 110 at Caen-Carpiquet airfield, Calvados, France. No mention of his R/O. Lt Lugger is buried in the Ger War Cem at La Cambe, Blk 35, Gr 229 (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Spitfire on 18 August, 1940, no location. Nos.2 & 3, both Spitfires over England on 3 September, 1940.
2569 Lüneburg, ArturFw10/22/1918166/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172686 "Black 8" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 July, 1944 in "Black 8" over Map Quadrant 41385. His 1st known victory, a Yak-1 on 14 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 27 February, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A 5th, a Yak-1 on 30 May, 1943. A 6th, an I-153 on 31 May, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-9 on 7 September, 1943. An 8th, an La-5 on 8 October, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, a LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 10 October, 1943. An 11th, a LaGG-3 on 11 October, 1943. Nos. 12 & 13, both Yak-9s on 20 October, 1943. A 14th, a Boston III on 29 June, 1944. Nos. 15 & 16, both Il-2s on 14 July, 1944.
2570 Lüpertz, HeinzFw29/JG-53 (6/43 Sciacca Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R6 "Yellow 6 + I" (6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15490 "Yellow 12 + I" (40% dam 6/6/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165632 "Yellow 5 + I" (50% dam 8/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing east of the Achmer airfield. His 1st victory, in Sicily, a Boston on 6 June, 1943. WIA 6 June, 1943 (after this victory); hit by Italian flak, made an emergency landing at Pantelleria (Bf 109 Loss List). His 2nd, a B-17 in the Pförzheim area on 3 August, 1944.
2571 Lüpke, Hans vonOblt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + -S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd by British ground fire and crashed at the Disforth airfield. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Hennicke, Observer (KIA), Uffz Max Knauer, wireless operator (MIA) and Uffz Karl Schlick, mechanic (KIA).
2572 Lür,Uffz12/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1229 (60% dam 8/23/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 August, 1943 by Soviet flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.4373.
2573 Lüth, Detlev (Detlef?)Ofw1/1/1920381/JG-3 (Russia), 4/JG-1 (2/42), 5/JG-1 (4/43), 4/JG-1 (11/43)Bf 109 in JG-3, Fw 190A-2 Wk# 2116 (dam 8/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7030 White 9" (80% dam 9/11/42; Injured in taxi coll at Venlo w/Hans Mohr in Wk# 0609), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550741 "White 9" (lost 11/3/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550888 (25% dam 11/26/43), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 430680 "White 9" (lost 3/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/9/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 in aerial combat with a B-17 near Haseluenne during the first large daylight raid on Berlin. He remained trapped in the AC, which crashed at Eydelstadt, south of Barnstorf. Still Missing ?. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane in the London area on 30 October, 1940. A Hampden I of RAF No. 50 Sq. into the sea W of Terschelling on 7 February, 1942. His first Soviet victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1942, during the opening of Operation Barbarossa. His 30th, a B-17 northwest of Texel on 4 February, 1943while in 4/JG-1. His 31st victory was a Spitfire, achieved on 4 April, 1943, while serving in 5/JG-1. His 33rd, a Spitfire into the sea 5 km NW of Ostende on 1 July, 1943. His 34th, a B-17 at Hermenreich on 12 August, 1943. He was shot down by B-17 return fire in his A-2 at Katwijk on 21 August, 1942. He crashed an A-4 Werk # 7030 at the Venlo Holland airfield, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Shot down by B-17 return fire in his A-6 Werk # 550741 "White 9", and bailed successfully on 3 November, 1943. On 26 November, 1943 he was uninjured when he made a force landing after combat at Oldenburg. Alternate spelling: Lueth & Luth.
2574 Luthardt, JohannUffz5/7/1919Bamberg32/JG-3 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782306 "Yellow 6" (lost 9/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Eschwege. His burial took place on 15 September, 1944 at the Cem of Honor (Ehrenfriedhof), Eschwege Germany. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SW of Lüttich on 20 February, 1944. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Normandy Front, at Lisieux, on 15 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 at Lüneberger Heide on 4 August, 1944.
2575 Lütje, Herbert Heinrich 'Otto'Obstlt1/30/1918Abbesbüttel Niedersachsen5312(N)/JG-2, 9/NJG-1(3/42), Stab III/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(9/43), Stafkpt 8/NJG-1, Kdr IV/NJG-6(9/44), Kdr NJG-6(10/44 to end)Bf 109D "N + 3" (6/10/40 combat with a Blenheim in this Nightfighter AC), Bf 110 & Ju 88, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140018 "2Z + AF" (dam 6/10/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160026 "<<-" 2Z + AA" (45) RK(6/1/43)-EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/15/43)
EP(9/28/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg(6/10/44)
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp
One known victory, perhaps his first, a Whitley in the Oldebrock/Bergen-aan-Zee area the night of 6-7 September, 1941. A Wellington the night of 20-21 September, 1941, no location. A Halifax, Werk# L9602 TL-P of RAF No.35 Sq., piloted by P/O G.Whitaker, the night of 7-8 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 214 Sq. at Vriezenveen, on the east side of the Overijsselsch Kanal, the night of 26-27 March, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. at De Piksen, near Wierden, 5 km W of Amelo Holland, the night of 9-10 August, 1942. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 460 at Rechteren, 13 km ESE of Zwolle Holland, the night of 27-28 August, 1942. On 4 March, 1943, he downed a B-17 'Rose O'Day' of the 91BG flown by Lt Felton. It crashed into the sea west of Den Helder. On the night of 14 May, 1943 he achieved 6 four-engine bomber victories. 247 combat missions. 51 Night victories, 2 Day victories, including another four-engine bomber. A Wellington at Hegyeshalom on 20 September, 1944. Shot down with wounds by a P-38 in Wk# 140018 on 6/10/44, emergency landing. Sometimes spelled 'Lütze'. Deceased 18 January, 1967.
2576 Lutter, AugustUffz7/Schl.G-2 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1291 "Yellow H" (lost 6/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 11 June, 1943 after aerial combat with enemy fighters at Pantelleria.
2577 Lutter, WernerObltStfkpt Stab/KG-2Do 17Bomber Operational ClaspLed successful raids on Soviet rail targets on 17 August, 1941.
2578 Lüttke, HptmStfkpt 4/ZG-26Bf 110C Werk # 3526 (lost 8/18/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat at Smiths Sandpits, Alton Park Rd, Clacton, by P/O Gray of No. 54 Sq.. His unnamed gunner also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Luttke.
2579 Lutzka, RichardUffz59/JG-5 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 17 August, 1944. Magnus; victory count of 5 is approximate. Bowers/Lednicer List, 5 victories. The JG-5 Chronik, 5+ victories (Heinrich Breuer).
2580 Lützmann, L.Uffz3(F)/Aufkl.Gr.Nacht (Pskov, S.U.)Do 17P Werk # 3767 (lost 8/2/41)Night Observer Operational ClaspDisposition unknown 2 August, 1941 following takeoff accident at Pskov airfield, Russia, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Lt A.Rielefeld, Obs (KIA); Uffz J.Harzer, R/O (disp unk). No VDK matches (D.Drury).
2581 Lützow, Günther 'Franzl'Obstlt9/4/1912Kiel1032.J/88 Legion Condor, Kdr I/JG-3 (Colombert 8/40, Russia 8/41), Kdr JG-51 (41), JV-44 (4/45)He 51, Bf 109B, Bf 109E-4 "<<+" in I/JG-3, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8117 "White <<<+" (30% dam 7/16/41, belly land Lilliers) as Kdr JG-3, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9624 "White <<<+" (7/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9704 "<<-+" in JG-51, Bf 109F-4, Me 262A-1a
RK(9/18/40)
S(10/11/41)

Spanish Cross-Br

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
MIA 24 April, 1945 after attacking American bombers in his Me 262 near Donauwörth. Last seen being chased by two P-47s. Neither he nor his aircraft have been recovered. 2 Bombers. EL conferred July 20,1941. 300+ combat missions. 5 victories in Spain. His 1st known victory, two Hawk 75s NW of Dinant on 14 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 SE of Charleroi on 15 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane N of Arras on 19 May, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Morane 406s south of Amiens, 31 May, 1940, while in I/JG-3. Under his command, JG-3 was the 4th Luft Sq. to achieve 1000 aerial victories, behind Mölders, von Maltzahn and Trautloft. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 12 August, 1941. He scored five Soviet victories on 8 October, 1941; 3 Pe-2s and 3 DB-3s. Two I-18s on 10 October, 1941. Three I-16s on 24 October, 1941. His 102nd victory, an I-61 on 21 May, 1942. His 103rd, a LaGG-3 NE of Kalatsch on 29 July, 1942. No. 104, a B-26 near Augsburg on 24 April, 1945. Part of the inner circle called the "Fighter Pilot Conspiracy" towards the end of the war, he avoided execution, as their spokesman, by an outraged Göring. Their ac were painted with the Red Badge of Shame & tail swastikas blackened out. Lützow and W. Falck were cousins. Sometimes spelled Luetzow. Hoehler Personality Phot/Profile


Lutzow (L) and Adolf Galland at München-Riem just before his disappearance on a mission
2582 Luukkanen, Eino AnteroMaj6/4/1909Jaakkima, Karelia, Finland56 3/LeLv-24 (Vartsila Finland 12/39), LeLv-30, Kdr LeLv-34(Utti 3/43), Kdr HLeLv-34(6/44) Fokker D.XXI "FR-104" (12/39), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 14718 "MT-201" "Wh 1"(6/43), Bf 109G-6(4/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411902 "MT 417" (6/44 Immola)
Mannerheim Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet La 5 of 4 GIAP at Lavansaari on 21 May, 1943. Source:Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey. Deceased 10 April, 1964 (H. Breuer)
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Winter War
On 30 November 1939, the Winter War started against the Soviet Union. The next day Luukkanen scored his first victory, a SB-2 bomber. On 18 December Luukkanen's Fokker was damaged by friendly fire; and he was forced to land on a rough field, damaging his plane.

On Christmas Eve he shared credit with another pilot for shooting down an R-5 over Summa. Also that day, the 3rd flight was ordered to Värtsilä to provide air cover. During the six weeks at Värtsilä Luukkanen shot down one SB-2 on the 6 January 1940, his last victory in the Winter War. On 4 March, Luukkanen led his flight in a ground strafing attack against Red Army columns on the ice of the Gulf of Finland. The attack was a success, and such ground attacks against enemy columns were the main activity for Squadron 24 up to the end of the war on 13 March 1940.

After the Winter War, Luukkanen had the task of ferrying the newly arrived Brewster 239 fighters from Trollhättan, Sweden to Finland. Squadron 24 was re-equipped with this fighter, and training started immediately.

Continuation War
The air war started again on 25 June 1941. Luukkanen saw combat again on 8 July. Four BWs under Luukkanen's command had taken off from Rantasalmi and were at 1500 meters over Parikkala when they attacked six I-153s flying at low altitude over the front line. They claimed a total of five victories, but Luukkanen could only confirm one. During 1941 Luukkanen scored five and a half victories and during 1942 claimed nine more. On 11 January 1942, Luukkanen was promoted to the rank of major and posted as the commanding officer of Reconnaissance Squadron 30, flying a mix of Fokker D.XXIs and captured I-153s. The task of the unit was to monitor enemy shipping movements in the eastern Gulf of Finland and the enemy aircraft on the islands of Seiskari and Lavansaari.

On 27 March 1943 Luukkanen was posted as the commander of the recently created Fighter Squadron 34 and equipped with Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 fighters. By the end of the war, he had logged 441 missions. Luukkanen scored his last victory on 5 August 1944 as he and his wingman each shot down a Yak-9. Altogether Major Luukkanen's unit claimed 345 victories from 29 March 1943 to 4 September 1944 against 30 Messerschmitts lost, 18 of which were in combat. Twelve Finnish pilots were killed, and one taken prisoner of war. (Source: Wikipedia)

2583 Luy, August RichardOfw59/JG-5 (3/43 S.U.), 14(Jabo)/JG-5 (11/43 S.U.), 4/SG-5 (3/44)Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 5 March, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 29 March, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 3 km E of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. A 4th, a P-40 on 20 March, 1944, now in 4/SG-5. A 5th attributed to August in 7/JG-11, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1944. We may have two different pilots here! Need to research. Magnus identifies Luy as August with 35 victories. Bowers/Lednicer also indicates 35 victories.
2584 Maack, ErnstHptm87/JG-26 (5/41), 2/JG-27 (8/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-27 (42 Egypt), I/JG-11 (1/44), Stfkpt 8/JG-11 (11/43 Reich Def; 4/44)Bf 109E, F (Trop), Bf 109G in I/JG-11, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410218 (60% dam 11/26/43) in 8/JG-11, Fw 190A-7/R2 Werk # 643728 "Black 15" (lost 4/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Raderhorst (Wiegels). WIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Bümmerstede. Six victories in the Desert. His first victory, a Lysander of RAF No. 6 Sq. in the area of Halfaya N. Africa on 26 May, 1941. His second, a Hurricane II on 21 August, 1941. A 3rd, a SAAF P-40 into the sea off Gazala on 25 April, 1942. (Note: I found another P-40 victory on 25 April, 1942 8 km NE of El Giahir, however this may be the SAAF P-40 referred to as victory #3. His 4th & 5th, Desert victories, a P-40 W of Tobruk and a Kittyhawk E of Sidi Rezegh on 29 May, 1942. His 7th, a P-38 on 5 January, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 on 8 April, 1945, no location. Alternate spelling: Maak. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.
2585 Maassen, WilhelmUffz95/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-7 on 4 June, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, an Il-2 and a Yak-7 on 22 August, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-7 on 24 August, 1944. A 6th, a fighter of IAR-80on 23 September, 1944. Nos. 7, 8 & 9, three fighters from IAR-80 on 25 September, 1944.
2586 Machazek, WalterOblt3/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140093 "L1 + NL" (lost 8/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near the Alexandria airport 24 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2587 Macher, HelmutLt232/JG-53 (6/42 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13431 "Black 11" (lost 8/10/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 10 August, 1942 after being hit by ground fire SW of Stalingrad. His first known victory, his 15th, a Soviet Lagg-3 on 24 June, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 June, 1942. His 8th victory, a MiG-1 on 28 June, 1942. His 9th, a MiG-1 5 km SSW of the Malowkoye Train Station on 5 July, 1942. His 10th, a Pe-2 on 9 July, 1942. His 11th, a LaGG-3 on 26 July, 1942. His 12th, an I-153 8 km NE of Kalatsch on 31 July, 1942. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An R-Zet and a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 6 August, 1942. A triple on 7 August, 1942; a LaGG-3, an I-160 and a MiG-1. His 21st, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. His last two victories before being taken prisoner, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942.
2588 Machold, WernerHptm7/29/1913Untemeubrunn, Thüringen261/JG-2, Stfkpt 7/JG-2 (8/40), Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (9/40), Stfkpt 7/JG-2 (6/41)Bf 109E "Wh 15" in 1 Stf, Bf 109E-4/N "Wh 1"in 7 Staffel, Bf 109E-7/U2 Wk# 5983"Wh 15"(lost 6/9/41) in 7 Staffel RK(9/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW. Captured in southern England 9 June, 1941 after a low level attack in "White 15" on a shipping convoy off Portland, near Swanage, South England. During the attack, he sustained radiator damage from HMS Blencathra flak and was forced to land at Swanworth Quarry, Worth Matravers, Dorset, and was taken prisoner (D.Drury). Another AC, Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 5" in 9/JG-2, Sept. of 1940. One of the early Aces, he had 20 victories by September of 1940. His first two victories; a Morane 406 at Clary, 15 km southeast of Cambrai and another 406 at Bouillon, 10 km east of Sedan, on 14 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-2. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Cambrai on 19 May, 1940. Nos 4 & 5, both Blenheims at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. Nos. 9 & 10, both Bloch 150s S of Reims on 3 June, 1940. His 15th & 16th, Hurricanes at Goudhurst/Kent on 30 August, 1940. His 17th, a Hurricane at Lydd on 31 August, 1940. Nos.18, 19 & 20, all Spitfires at New Romney-Sittingbourne on 2 September, 1940. Nos.24, 25 & 26, all Hurricanes near Portland on 30 September, 1940. Bowers/Lednicer, 32 victories. Deceased 2 April, 1968. Photo
2589 Mack, AugustLt122/JG-54, JGr-WestBf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 28 May, 1943 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 22 June, 1942. A 2nd, an I-16 Rata on 28 July, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 26 September, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 26 January, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 9 February, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 18 February, 1943. Nos 10 & 11, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. A 12th, a LaGG-5 on 23 February, 1943.
2590 Macke, Heinrich HeinzOfw3/11/1915Felde11/NJG-1, I/NJG-4, 9/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24/25 February, 1944, crashing at Juvincourt airfield on return from a night sortie, cause not given (Boiten). Buried Fort-de-Malmaison, Block 5/21/960 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Halifax near Maasluis on 31 August, 1943. Boiten 6 victories.
2591 Mackens, WalterOfw81 & 3/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 1/JG-300 (9/43), 3/JG-300 (1/44)Bf 109F in JG-52, Bf 109G-6 (lost 1/5/44 near Linz/Rhein)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 January, 1944 due to enemy fire near Linz/Rhein. One known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 6 October, 1942. A 3rd & 4th Soviet, an Il-7 and an Il-2 on 29 January, 1943. A 5th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. One known western victory, a "4 mot" at Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" WSW of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax N of Frankfurt on 24 December, 1943.
2592 Mackenstedt, Wilhelm WilliOfw1/25/1917Diepholz6Erg/JG-26, 6/JG-26 (2/41), Instr Erg/JGr West (8/42), 6/JG-26 (10/42)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-3 Wk # 30254"Brown 4" (lost 4/24/42), Fw 190A-5 Wk# 57311 "Brown 6" (lost 7/30/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely injured in a crash 30 July, 1943 in his "Brown 6" resulting from B-17 return fire at Doetinchem (Slangenburg). He died of his injuries (thrown from his AC on impact) on 1 August, 1943. WIA 24 April, 1942 when he suffered severe head injuries when shot down by a Spitfire at Abbeville. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 16 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 20 km N of Calais on 8 November, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Dunkirk on 23 November, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire at Drionville, west southwest of Arques on 9 March, 1942. His 5th, a Spitfire 12 km northwest of Gravelines on 3 February, 1943. A 6th, a Mosquito 10 km west of Maubeuge on 3 April, 1943.
2593 Maculan, AloisHptm8/10/1911Rodau AustriaI/JG-76 (38 FP Wien-Aspern), Stfkpt 2/JG-138, later desig II/JG-54, 6/JG-53(8/40)Bf 109C & D, Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat over Weymouth. Source: Jochen Prien. The ac crashed and exploded on Chesil Beach, Dorset. The credit allegedly went to F/O K.W.Tait of No. 87 Sq.. Neither ac or pilot were recovered. He has no known grave, and quoting Career Summaries "Rumors persisit...he bailed out intentionally" (D.Drury).
2594 Mader,Lt4(F)/122 (8/44)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430796 "F6 + HM" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 5/6 August, 1944; crashed 10 km east of Ravenna Italy due to engine failure. Three remaining crew, unnamed, were also killed in the crash. Wiki Luft data.
2595 Mader, AntonObstlt1/7/1913Castelnuovo Dalmazien, Croatia861/JG-2, Stafkpt 3/JG-76, Kdr II/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Kdr II/JG-11, Kdr JG-11, Kdr JG-54 (2/44 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 "Black <<" (9/42) in JG-77(Oper Barbarossa), Fw 190A-6 in JG-54 RK(7/15/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/42)
EP(10/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
25 victories in the West. His first victory, a Spitfire S of Portland on 9 July, 1940, while in 1/JG-2. His 2nd, a Spitfire ESE of London on 24 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km N of Portland on 7 October, 1940. Extremely popular unit commander. His 40th victory, a Soviet unnamed AC on 2 July, 1942. A Soviet triple on 6 August, 1942; three DB-7s. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 25 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 11 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 15 September, 1942. Two DB-7s and a LaGG-3 on 16 September, 1942. An Il-2 and two MiG-1;s on 18 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 31 October, 1942. His 67th victory was a B-17 on 23 May, 1943, when Kdr JG-11. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 25 February, 1944, now in JG-54. An Il-2 on 6 March, 1944. Two Pe-2s on 7 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 3 April, 1944. Three Il-2s S of Ostrov on 17 July, 1944. Two Il-2s on 7 August, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 86 victories. Survived the war. Deceased 19 February, 1984 Vienna Austria (P. Bastin).
2596 Mader, JosefOfw2/6/1915131/NAGr-4 (7/43 S.U.), Eins.St./NAGr-4 (13 Jan. 44), Eins.St./NAGr-11 (19 Jan. 44)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 August, 1944 (from Obituary Card). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, an SB-3 on 16 July, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a LaGG-5 E of Chortsjurz on 10 August, 1943. A 4th Soviet, a Fesselballoon at Retschizy on 24 August, 1943. A 5th, Soviet, a U-2 N of Dovchik on 6 October, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all U-2s on 8 October, 1943. A 9th Soviet, a Mig-3 on 14 October, 1943. A 10th Soviet, an Il-7 on 15 October, 1943. An 11th Soviet, an Il-7 on 17 October, 1943. One known western victory, a B-25 NW of Guidonia, NE of Rome on 13 January, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 S of Cassino on 19 January, 1944.
2597 Maeder, FriedrichLt513/KG-40, ZG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 12 December, 1943 (Magnus). One known victory, a Sunderland 30 km northwest of Brest on 2 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Whitley of RAF No. 264 Sq. on 14 June, 1943. A 3rd, a Catalina 360 km SW of Brest on 1 August, 1943. A 4th, a shared victory with Arthur Schroeder on 2 August, 1943. A 5th, a Wellington on 15 August, 1943.
2598 Maetzke, EberhardHptm54/JG-26 (6/41), 8/JG-1 (7/44) 9/JG-1 (8/44 France)Bf 109 E& F in JG-26, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413613 "Yellow 20" (lost 8/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 August, 1944 after aerial combat with P-38s north of Alencon. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Ramsgate, north of Lederzeele on 21 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Hazebrouck on 21 August, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Caen area on 17 July, 1944. His 4th, a Spitfire 5 km W of Beauvais on 25 July, 1944. His 5th, a P-51 at LAigle-Mortange on 3 August, 1944 (Perry Claims).
2599 Magarin, WernerOfw10(Jabo)/JG-2Bf 109F or Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspHis ac damaged 19 August, 1942 during an attack on shipping while on a recon mission over Dieppe; he made an emergency landing at Paluel, near Dieppe (Stankey & DeZeng).
2600 Mager, AlfredUffz3/JG-52 (Poland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160079 "Yellow 14" "CR + DZ" (lost 8/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1944 during aerial combat west of Staszow.

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