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2601 Brussig, ReinholdLt Wekusta 2 (Wettererkundungsstaffel-2 (Weather Sq.) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430061 "GM + CU" (35% dam 5/27/42), Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430017 "SL + GQ" (lost 6/11/42) KIA 11 June, 1942, lost at sea, Pl.Qu. 15W/7030, cause unknown. His remains recovered 29 September, 1942. Remaining crew (MIA): Gottfried Ropp, Uffz Hans Radau, geb. 9/19/20, and Fw Wierbig. Jager Blatt 4 & 6/2001. Added: On an earlier incident, on 27 May, 1942, the crew were uninjured when the ac collided with a windsock in high winds. Note the difference in the names of the same crew members! Lt Otfried Repp, Reg Rat (Met); Uffz Hans Radau, R/O and Fw Johannes Wiersig, Gnr/Mech (absa3945).
2602 Brüssner,Lt13/NJG-7Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" opposing the Brunswick Raid on 13 August, 1944.
2603 Brüst, LudwigFwIV/KG-3Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6290 (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff crash 18 April, 1942, from the Chievres airfield. Source: A. Rosseels.
2604 Brust, WilhelmOfwKG unitJu 88A, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2605 Brüstellin, Hans-HeinrichObstlt10/20/19094Leg.Condor(36), I/JG-76(later II/JG-54), Kdr I/JG-51(8/40 Wissant), I/JG-53(11/40), JG-54, JG-106Ju 52, Ju 86, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109E-4/B in JG-53; Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-106
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Beauvais, north of Paris, 5 June, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-51. His 2nd, a Hawk-75 over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane on 15 August, 1940, no location. Seriously wounded during this encounter, he managed to return to base where he crash landed his Bf 109E, and was pulled from the burning wreckage. This kept him out of action for seven weeks. Channel pilot. Brüstellin replaced Hans Karl Mayer as Kdr I/JG-53 after Mayers death in October, 1940. Hans was Stfkpt of 3/JG-135 until named Kdr of I/JG-51 in October, 1939, replacing Ernst von Berg. He was Kdr JG-106 in September, 1944. Deceased 7 February, 1997. Alternate spelling: Brustellin.
2606 Brütt, JoachimLt12/NAGr-2 (7/44 S.U.; 2/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 201799 "Black 5" (lost 2/5/45) EK 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 5 February, 1945 due to flak in the Grottkau area. His first known victory, a Soviet P-51 on 15 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Brutt.
2607 Brütting, GeorgObltKG-27 (May have been an Observer)He 111P & H
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Author of the book, "Das waren die deutschen Kampflieger-Asse, 1939-1945", (Publ 1975) from which most of the bomber pilot data was recorded. He is listed as a crew member with Hptm Peters on a 12 April , 1941 mission over the Vandeville airfield, near Lille.
2608 Brutzer, ArthurHptm11Stfkpt 9/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5572 (20% dam 7/19/41; flak hit to radiator at Lunga, pilot OK), Bf 109F4/R1 Werk# 13207 "Yellow 1" (lost 5/12/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 May, 1942; Aerial combat over Koplink. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 9th, a Soviet SB-2 on 5 January, 1942. An I-153 on 13 January, 1942. This may have been unconfirmed, since his 10th victory, recorded by OKL, was an "Unidentified AC" on 19 January, 1942. Two SB-2s on 4 February, 1942. An SB-2 and a MiG-3 on 5 February, 1942. A MiG-3 on 25 February, 1942. The numbered victories above may be incorrectly numbered.
2609 Brüwer, Karl HeinzLt6/16/1925WuppertalStabsstaffel/JG-51Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 2/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 27 February, 1945 when his ac crashed in the area of Pillau-Neutief airfield, E. Prussia, cause unknown. Lt Brüwer is buried in the German War Cem at Baltiysk (formerly Pillau), Russia, in Blk A1 among the unknowns (D.Drury).
2610 Brychy, WernerFw6/18/1919Kaltennordheim3 4/JG-2 (8/41 Channel), 5/JG-2 (10/42) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0533 "White 3" (lost 10/21/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 21 October, 1942; he flew into a hillside at Bindon Hill, Lulworth Cove, Dorset due to poor visibility (D.Drury); buried Wareham Cem., Dorset, Section B, Row O, Grv 37 (M.Croft & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941. A 2nd, a Spitfire 25 km west of Boulogne on 13 October, 1941. A 3rd, 19 August, 1942. Alternate spelling: Brychey & Brychcy (M.Croft).
2611 Brzank, MaxUffz3/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9630 "Yellow ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1941 over the Lissino airfield S.U..
2612 Bser, RudolfUffz3/NJG-5Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk "C9 + CL"Night Fighter Operational ClaspPictured Autuum 1944 (Ju 88G database)
2613 Bubel, EduardOfw2/19/1918133/JG-54 (11/43 S.U.), 4/JG-11 (4/44 Reich Def), 8/JG-11 (12/44), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440242 "White 2 + -" (lost 5/12/44), , Si 204 (lost 4/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 25 April, 1945 when he crashed northwest of Berlin while on a delivery flight (L. Wiegels). WIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat near Salzkotten, bailed safely. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 45 km NE of Dubrovno on 30 November, 1943. A 2nd Il-2 on 15 December, 1943. Two Soviet Il-2s on 3 March, 1944, while in JG-54. A 5th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 10 March, 1944. A 6th Soviet, an Il-2 on 3 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 1st, a P-51 near Diepholz on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Nienburg on 8 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 in the Lisieux-Bernay area on 4 July, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 on 15 August, 1944, no location given. A Spitfire over northern France on 19 August, 1944. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Rouen area on 27 August, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at Neuerburg on 19 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Bübel.
2614 Buberreck, HerbertFw3(F)/123 (Atlantic?)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1615 "4U + PL" (lost 7/25/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Günther Bading and two other unnamed crew, all three said to be borrowed from 1(F)/33, missing 25 July, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2615 Buch, HeinzUffz23/JG-77, 9/JG-54Bf 109 in JG-77, Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210140 "White 14" (lost) in JG-54 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 December, 1944 during aerial combat with an RCAF fighter piloted by F/O R.A. Filberstad of No. 411 Sq. over Limburg (RCAF Claims List). One known victory, his 2nd in JG-77, a Spitfire over northern Italy, 16 December, 1943. These two Buchs seem to be the same, with an error in the KIA date, just my speculation.
2616 Buch, Karl HeinzUffz22/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18774 "Yellow 12" (lost 12/19/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 December, 1943 during aerial combat west of Amaseno.
2617 Büch, KurtUffz7/2/19222/JG-3 (Stubendorf)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 411943 "Black 11" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG at Trahvice CZ, buried Trhavice Cem.
2618 Buchberger, Fw210/JG-76 (10/44), 8/JG-53 (10/44)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory a P-47 N of Belfort on 3 October, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 (n.b.) SE of Freiburg, 20 October, 1944. Although listed as 10/JG-76, JG-53 was working this area, so this may be a mis-print.
2619 Bucher, WernerUffzII/JG-26 (4/45)Fw 190D-9Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One of many injured pilots who were convalesing and were assigned to II Group to keep them from being assigned to the Infantry at wars end.
2620 Buchert, GerhardLtStab I/JG-2 (8/44), 1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171457Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944; Combat with a P-38 and a P-47, area of Voise-Santeuil, 20 km southeast of Chartres. Mombeek MIA List.
2621 Büchert, HermannUffz8/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170982 "Blue 3" (lost 12/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 December, 1944 after ramming the enemy aircraft at Loitz. No known grave. Alternate spelling: Bückert.
2622 Buchheister, AlfredFw4/KG-55He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(1/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & Thomas Wants.
2623 Buchheit, LudwigFw105/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19519 "Black 6 + -" (80% dam 8/29/43), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19327 "Black 10 + -" (lost 9/21/43 at Neshin, cause unknown, pilot returned), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140185 "Black 7 + -" (dam 1/12/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20422 "Black 7 + -" (lost 8/9/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944; hit by flak, location not reported. Injured 29 August, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Gostagajewskaja. WIA in "Black 7",12 January, 1944, during aerial combat, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) W of Kap Tusla on 5 December, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 WNW of Cape Chroni on 29 December, 1943. Magnus Report, 13 victories.
2624 Buchholz, AntonFwStbsStfl/StG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2456 "T6 + FA" (lost 3/19/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 March, 1942 at Staritza, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
2625 Buchholz, ErichOfwFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Buchholz is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
2626 Buchholz, Erich "Max"Oblt6 5/JG-1 (6/42 Katwijk), 6/JG-1 (4/43 Woensdrecht), Stfkpt 9/JG-1 (11/43), Acting Kdr III/JG-1 (7/44) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2125 "Black 5" (Katwijk) & A-3 in 5/JG-1 (6/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7027 "Yellow 3" (35% dam 4/10/43), Bf 109G-6 in 9 Stf
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured when he overturned on landing at Woensdrecht on 10 April, 1943, pilot error. Two known victories, both on 29 November, 1943; a B-17 off Den Helder, and a 2nd, a P-38 at Börger, SW of Oldenburg. His 6th, a P-51 N of Berlin on 30 May, 1944. Brother to Hans and Günther Buchholz. Died in a civilian air crash in Ireland in 1961.
2627 Buchholz, Friedrich Fhr. von Fritz Maj4/29/1913Mittau, Latvia11 Stfkpt 10(E)/NJG-1 (6/43), 11/NJG-1 (8/43), Schulstaffel/NJG-1 (Grove 8/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5324 "G9 + KY" (dam 8/24/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720251 "G9 + HX" (lost 8/4/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp2
KIA 4 August, 1944 in his G-4 during aerial combat with two P-51s of 370FS, one piloted by Lt W.K. Baker, between Koege and Ringstedt, by Slimmige, Denmark. His two crewmembers were able to bail successfully. Fritz is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery in Denmark. Injured in a crash at Wittenberge on 23/24 August, 1943, due to technical failure, crew also injured. One known victory, a Hampden into the sea off Caestricum on 16 August, 1943. Jager Blatt 4/2003. Boiten, 2 victories. Alternate spelling: Buchholtz (Balss).
2628 Buchholz, GerhardUffz14/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682236 "Black 4" (lost 12/2/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Sparbrücken, bailed safely.
2629 Buchholz, Günther Alfred?Lt56/JG-1 (Woensdrecht 6/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7024 "Yellow 11" (lost 6/17/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680534 "Yellow 7" (lost 5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 May, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters at Osterwiehe, crashing at Lippstad. Buried Emden-Bolardusfriedhof, Grave 114. WIA when his A-4 crashed 2km east of Vlissingen Holland on 17 June, 1943; aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF Nos. 331 & 332 (Norwegian) Sqs. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). One known victory, his 5th, a B-17 in the Görlitz area on 29 May, 1944. Brother to Erich and Hans Buchholz. Magnus.
2630 Buchholz, HansLt7/15/1919OsteelII/StG-1 (4/42), 7/StG-1 (7/43 S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5611 (80% dam 4/18/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2613 "J9 + HH" (lost 7/15/43) EK 2
Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 15 July, 1943; made an emergency landing SE of Jagodnaje after being hit by enemy return fire. His unnamed R/O returned WIA (Ju 87 Loss List). The remains of Lt Buchholz have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Jagodnaje. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Duchowschtschina, Russia. Earlier, on 18 April, 1942, Lt Buchholz and his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Bayerlein, were both wounded when Wk# 5611 was hit by flak, and came down at Jucknow (eng. Yukhnov). Source: D.Drury. A brother to Erich and Günther Buchholz.
2631 Buchholz, Hans JoachimLt10/8/19215/Bo.Fl.Gr. 196 Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0173 (lost 6/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 25 June, 1942 when his ac was lost at Morgat Bay due to pilot error while on a practice bombing exercise. His passenger, Ofw Waldemar Varenkamp (geb 6/9/1913 Saarbrücken), HB, KIC, bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 1, Row 1, Gr 10 (absa3945 & LOCS).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
2632 Buchholz, HorstLt5II/JG-51, Acting Kdr I/JG-27 (3/1/45-4/3/45)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 in JG-27
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Victory count is approximate (Magnus).
2633 Buchholz, Horst "Fritz"Fw2II/ZG-101, 6/ZG-26 (12/43), 7/JG-6 (6/44 Herpy Fr.), Instr EJG-1 (to end)Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410 in ZG-26, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171703 "Yellow 7" (dam 8/26/44) in 7/JG-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 421 "White 21" at Königsberg in JG-6
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasp
Flew his first combat mission on 11 February, 1944. One known victory, while in 2/ZG-26, a B-24 at Pommersche-Bücht on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd B-24, now in 6/ZG-26, N of Zingst, on 20 June, 1944. On 26 August, 1944, he was WIA after a portion of his tail was shot away by P-51s. He bailed safely at Duclair Fr., near Rouen, but his wounds (ankle) kept him out of action for six weeks (JG-6 List). On his 6th fighter mission, he crashed into a Belgian field in a borrowed 190 "Black 5", after the engine siezed. He was bandaged and returned to his unit, soon to be transferred to EJG-1 as an instructor. Alternate spelling: Bucholz.
2634 Buchholz, J.Lt3/NJG-1 (6/42 Twente) Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3260 "G9 + LL" (lost 6/22/42) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His 110 crashed on Blaktweg, at Sevenum Holland on 22 June, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the crash at Horst. Wk# 3260 seems to have rammed another Bf 110 on landing. Added: Lt Buchholz and his R/O-Gnr, Ogefr O.Baak, were both KIC, and buried Yssel; Buchholz BN-2-44; Bak BN-2-45 (SGLO).
2635 Buchholz, OttoUffzI/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-3 Werk # 16265 (lost 4/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 14 April, 1943; crashed at sea near Bayeux, cause not reported.
2636 Buchholz, UlrichGenLtStab FFS E (C) Neuruppin
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
DK-G Awards List
2637 Buchholz, W.Uffz 9/KGzbV-1 (5/40 Münster-Handorf) Ju 52/3m Werk # 6403 "1Z + ?T" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Goidschalkoordse Veer, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Assed: Shot down by a Fokker G-1 311 piloted by Lt G.Sonderman. Pilot taken prisoner and returned. Remaining crew: Uffz A.Balzer, R/O (POW/Ret'd); Fw R.Klingelhöfer, Mech (WIA/Ret'd) ; Uffz W.Maier, Gnr (KIA 5/11/40) and Fw F.Vedder, Aux (DOW) (SGLO).
2638 Buchholz, Werner Fhr vonObltIII/StG-1 (7/43 S.U. - 7/44)Ju 87D-3 Wk# 2217(lost 7/14/43), Fw 190F-8 Wk# 931026 "Black D"(lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspShot down on 14 July, 1943 by flak near Dudorowski. He was able to bail safely but his R/O-Gunner, Uffz Josef Etzelsdorfer went MIA. In a 2nd incident, on 25 July, 1944, he was injured in the F-8, when he and another AC from Stab III/StG-1 collided and crashed. Jager Blatt 5/2002 & 4/2003. Alternate spelling: Buchholtz (Ju 87 Loss List)
2639 Büchler, FriedhelmFhrIII/JG-5 (3/45/Herdla)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350184 (lost 3/25/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 March, 1945 during aerial combat north of Bergen Norway. Alternate spelling: Buchler. Added: His ac crashed into the sea at Maroy. He bailed out and was rescued by Norwegians (Flyvrak Norway).
2640 Buchmann, WalterHptm8/19/1911KG-54, 2/KG-66, Stfkpt 4/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260159 "Z6 + EM" (lost) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 4 August, 1944; crashed at Avranches after a mission. Remaining crew: Uffz Nikolaus Kurtz, geb 10/25/1920, (MIA), Obs; Fw Karl Halbritter, geb 3/5/1919, (POW), R/O; Uffz Heinrich Salmen, geb 4/2/1919, (POW), Gunner and Uffz Werner Saichert, geb 10/25/1918, (POW), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
2641 Buchmeier, Franz JosefLt9/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780358 "Yellow 19" (lost 10/7/44 near Oberriessdorf/Eisleben)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Oberriesdorg. Source: JG-300 Loss List
2642 Buchmüller, HansUffz11/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162267 "White 18" (lost 3/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47s 50km SE of Fiume. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 15 km WNW of Krainberg on 25 February, 1944.
2643 Büchner, E.Ogefr7/NJG-4 (10/44 Mainz Finthen) Ju 88G-1 Werk # unk "3C + AR" (lost 10/7/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed 4 miles E of Maastricht Holland the night of 6/7 October, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause still unknown; the crew of three became POW's. His Remaining crew: Ogefr G.Glässner, R/O and Ogefr W.Matzke, Gnr (SGLO).
2644 Buchner, Friedrich FritzUffz4/4/1916Augsburg16/JG-3Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3874 (lost 8/26/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat with RAF fighters over the Thames Estuary. He crashed into the Chislet Marshes at Shuart Farm, St. Nicholas, at Wade, Kent, in 40 feet of marsh. His remains and AC were recovered in 1984. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 8, Row 7, Gr 168 (M.Croft & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 10 km northeast of Evreux, 19 June, 1940.
Cannock Chase
2645 Büchner, HansOfwTG (Transport) unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2646 Buchner, HermannLt10/30/1919Salzburg, Austria588/Sch.G-1, II/St.G-2, 4/SG-1 redesig 6/SG-2 (10/43), 10/SG-151 9/44 Prossnitz), 2/Kdo Nowotny (10/44), 10/JG-7 (2/45)Ju 87, Bf 109E, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586132 "White T" (lost 9/21/44 at Hvozd CZ, tech dif, bailed & injured), Me 262A-1a "Yellow 8" ? in JG-7
RK(7/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(10/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Dive Bmbr w/Pend & Assault Oper.Clasps
A former Ground Attack pilot, he flew 631 missions (Crimea & Romania), was shot down five times, wounded twice, and destroyed 46 tanks, etc. 46 victories in the Fw 190 in the East. Twelve jet victories. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 13 September, 1942. An R-5 on 24 October, 1943, while in 6/SG-2. A Boston and a U-2 on 28 October, 1943. Twelve 4 engine bombers with the Me 262. One known bomber victory, while in 6/SG-2, a B-17 in the Bucharest area on 23 June, 1944. A P-47 W of Rheine on 29 October, 1944. A P-51 4 km N of Legden, SE of Ahaus, on 1 November, 1944. His 53rd victory, a P-51 near Stendal on 22 February, 1945. His 54th, a B-17(HSS) NW of Hamburg on 20 March, 1945. His 55th, a B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. His 56th, a B-17 S of Berlin on 24 March, 1945. His 57th, a B-24 S of Hamburg on 25 March, 1945. His 58th, and last victory, a Lancaster on 31 March, 1945. Nominated for the EL. Survived the war. Last Flugbuch entry, "3/45". Buchner was featured on the History Channel as Me 262 pilot. Deceased 1 December, 2005. Photo.
2647 Büchner, WilliFw6/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10388 "Yellow ?" (lost 8/11/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1942 during aerial combat at Dugino/Subzoff.
2648 Büchnitz,Fw12/JG-5Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Beaufort 10 km southwest of the Stavanger/Sols airfield on 17 May, 1942.
2649 Bucholz, ErichLt2/JG-3Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5727 (dam 5/16/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
He is injured in a crash landing at St Pol/Brias on 16 May, 1941. His ac was severely damaged by British fighters during a fighter sweep over England by a Spitfire from 92 Sqn or a Hurricane from No.1 Sqn. Note: the pilot list found, also suggested he had 27 victories, and won the RK. I found no such named RK holder, no victories for him after checking numerous sources and alternate spellings.
2650 Bucholz, FriedrichUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1665 "M2 + HL" (lost 8/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1942; crashed at Molescombe Farm, Frogmore, Devon after being sd by a Beaufighter of No. 307 Sq. (Ranoszek & Trzaskowski). Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Eduard Commes, Uffz Adolf Jaggy and Gefr Günther Sobotta, all buried Cannock Chase, Block 9, Collective Grave 50 (Joe Potter Grave Search).
Cannock Chase
2651 Bucholz, KarlOfhr&/StG-1 (Africa)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5549 "J9 + JH" (lost 4/12/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 April, 1941 near Tobruk due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
2652 Bucholz, MaxMaj11/3/1912Zerbst in Anhalt281/JG-3 (5/40 Channel), StabsStf I/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-3 (7/41), Stfkpt 5/JG-1 (1/42), 6/JG-1 (5/44)Bf 109E-4 Wk# 1563 (lost 9/15/40), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8962, Bf 109F-4(5/JG-1), Fw 190A-2, A-3 #"7125
RK(8/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 17 May, 1940, Bucholz shot down six enemy aircraft, making him an Ace in one day, downing four Blenheim bombers W of St Quentin and two Hawk-75s N of Cambrai. Shot down with injuries in Wk# 1563 15 September, 1940 over the Channel by a Spitfire during an escort mission. Promptly rescued by ASR, directed by a comrade. Cause: radiator hit. On 9 July, 1941, when returning from a mission, he crashed at Polonnoye in Wk# 8962 after he sustained damaged undercarriage during combat. He escaped injury in the crash. About 170 combat missions. Additional victories: His 7th, a Hurricane at Maidstone on 2 September, 1940. Nos.8 & 9, both Moranes at Rochester on 7 September, 1940. A Blenheim on 11 February, 1942. A P-38 at Börger, SW of Oldenburg on 29 November, 1943 (Perry Claims). A P-47 in the Darmstadt area on 13 April, 1944. A B-17 12 km W of Verden on 8 May, 1944. A P-47 in the Eifel area on 12 May, 1944. He served out the late war years as Kdr of I/JG-106 and I/JG-102. 18 victories in the East. His post-war home was Rostock-Warnemünde. Deceased 19 July, 1976. Alternate spelling: Buchholz.
2653 Büchsenmann, WolfgangOfhr16(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 682937 "Black <1 +"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 December, 1944 in aerial combat with Allied fighters over St. Vith. "MIA" status found in the Mombeek MIA List. Also found a Jager Blatt article asking for info on Wolf, a Wilhelm Goller in Blaubeuren, 1/1996 issue.
2654 Buchsmann, KurtOfwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 110E-2 Werk # 5128 (dam 12/7/43)Pilot BadgeKIC 7 December, 1943 while on a delivery flight; overturned on landing at the Paulen airfield. His unnamed crewman escaped injury.
2655 Buchwaldt, Hans Joachim vonMaj1Kdr III/JG-300 "Herrmann" (7/43 Oldenburg)Fw 190A-5/U2, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19568 (lost 9/1/43 Oldenburg)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Oldenburg (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. Pilot disposition on 9/1/43 unknown. Alternate spelling: Buchwald, aka "Viktor" as given name.
2656 Buck, HeinrichUffz12/18/1920Hollen3/JG-3Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412768 "Yellow 5" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1944, crashed at Illerrieden, near Ulm. Buried in the Illerrieden Cemetery. Source: Fritz Braun
2657 Buck, RolfUffz89/JG-77 (12/44 to 5/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, perhaps his first, an Il-2 on 3 February, 1945. A 2nd, a Yak-3 on 9 March, 1945. A 3rd, a Yak-3 (w.b.) on 28 March, 1945. An La-5 on 4 April, 1945. A 5th, a Yak-9 on 10 April, 1945. A 6th, an La-5 on 15 April, 1945. A 7th, a Yak-9 (w.b.) on 17 April, 1945. An 8th, (altho reported as his 5th) a P-51 on 26 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Flugbuch.
2658 Buckle, LeonardUffzStab/JG-27Go 145 Werk # 1115 "5M + NQ" (lost 8/28/40)Liason (?) Operational ClaspPOW 28 August, 1940 after getting lost in fog on a mail flight in France. The unarmed ac either ran out of fuel or was forced down by fighters (varying accounts). He landed intact at Lewes Racecourse in Sussex. The RAF flew the Go 145 as BV207 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)


Buckle's Gotha 145 on South Downs


2659 Buczinski, WernerFw16/JG-11 (12/44), 5/JG-11 (3/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491475 "White 2 + -" (lost 3/24/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 March, 1945 in aerial combat, loaction unknown. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a P-47 at Bastogne on 19 December, 1944.
2660 Buday, LajosUffzHungary9101/2 Ftr. Sq., 101/1 Ftr. Sq. (1/45)Bf 109G-6
Hungarian Silver Medal for Merit

EK 1 & 2(3/8/45)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 March, 1945 or 17 April, 1945 (H. Breuer).
2661 Budde, AlfredLt11/26/192221Stffüh 12/JG-54 (1/44), 11/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 14/JG-54 (8/44 repl Oblt Hartrampf)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171002 "Black 10" (lost)EP(44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 December, 1944 in Werk# 171002 at Schnee-Eifel, Belgium after aerial combat with Spitfires or P-47s close to the German border. His "Black 10" suffered a structural failure in the wing, and he was killed in the ensuing crash. His 1st Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 24 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 11 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 July, 1944. Two Soviet Boston IIIs on 21 July, 1944. A P-39 on 27 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 28 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 6 August, 1944. Two Yak-11s on 10 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 11 August, 1944. A P-39 on 12 August, 1944. An La-5 on 19 August, 1944. An Il-2 and two Yak-9s on 25 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 26 August, 1944. An La-5 on 5 September, 1944. One known western victory, a B-25 in the Nijmegen area on 25 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 S of Büllingen on 18 December, 1944.
2662 Budde, EmilUffz1(F)/122 (Elmas Sardinia)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140427 "P1 + NK" (lost 1/10/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 January, 1943; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission in this I/KG-60 borrowed aircraft. Shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by S/L L.H. Bartlett, 30 miles NW of Bougie. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Karstinst, Obs; Uffz Hans Krause, R/O and Uffz Harry Müller, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
2663 Budde, NorbertLt9/NJG-1 (2/43 Twente) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4768 "G9 + HT" (lost 2/20/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp He and his unnamed crew KIC 20 February, 1943 when his 110 crashed at Buurse/Haaksbergen Holland while on a non-combat flight, cause unknown (DeSwart & BF 110 Loss List). Added: He and R/O-Gnr, Gefr K.Roth buried Yssel; Lt Budde R-10-232, Gefr Roth R-10-231 (SGLO).
2664 Budde, Walther FhjFw48/ZG-1 (10/43), 5/ZG-26 (4/44), 6/JG-6 (8/44)Bf 110 in ZG-1, Me 410Bk-5(5/44), Me 410A-1 Wk# 710332 "3U + CN" (20%), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171495 ""Black 5" (dam 8/26/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960241 "Black 16" (15% dam)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd, a B-17 into the Ostsee, NE of Rügen, on 11 April, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 over south Thüringen on 12 May, 1944, now a Fw. A 4th, a B-24 at Rügen on 20 June, 1944. On this date (6/20), he and R/O-Gunner Uffz Robert Reinmuth were forced to make an emergency landing in Wk# 710332 at Prenzlau after taking B-24 return fire. Both were injured. Severely wounded a 2nd time, a head wound, during aerial combat on 26 August, 1944 in Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171495 "Black 5" by Herpy-Rethel, AC disposition unknown. Injured a 3rd time on 29 January, 1945 in A-8 Werk # 960241 "Black 16", overturning during a landing at the Sorau airfield.
2665 Budden, WalterOblt9/25/1912Nüremberg1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0746 "A6 + HH "(lost 8/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1941 during an operational flight, when he struck the Lokki Mountain near the village of Norddeble (Norddiple), on the Faroe Island of Bordoy due to poor weather. The AC, together with the remains of the crew, were spread over a large area. The human remains are buried at Grove Denmark. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Bodo Möller, Observer; Uffz Herbert Schlichting, R/O and Fw Adolf Kühne, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & Air War over Denmark. Added: Budden & Kühne buried in a collective grave, Blk 2, Row 2, Gr 75; Möller & Schlichting in a collective grave, Blk 2, Row 2, Gr 76 (D,Drury).
2666 Buddenbrock, Fritz Joachim vonLt4Stab II/JG-27 (1/44), 6/JG-27 (5/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 on the north shore of the Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944. His 2nd, a P-38 in the Braunschwieg area on 3 March, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 20 km SW of Magdeburg on 8 March, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 on 11 May, 1944, no location.
2667 Büddenhagen, HorstLt65/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8941 (lost 6/25/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 25 June, 1941 after striking the ground at Beresteczek. One known "damage" claim, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 3 June, 1940. His first victory, a Hurricane at Dunkirk the same day. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Ashford on 16 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire E of Tunbridge Wells on 29 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane on 27 September, 1940, no location. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-17 S of Sposow on 23 June, 1941. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Buddenhagen.
2668 Büdecker, KarlOfwWeather Unit Various EK 1 & 2, EP (11/30/42), Meteorological Operation Clasp Id'd as FF on EP Award List
2669 Budelberger,Uffz15/ZG-1 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on 19 April, 1944.
2670 Budenz, PaulUffz48/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7113 "Black 5" (lost 8/30/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1941 during aerial combat southeast of Dnjepropetrowsk.
2671 Buder, ErnstUffz24/JG-51Bf 109E-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane southeast of Dover on 13 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Dover on 31 July, 1940. Added: He was taken prisoner on 16 August, 1940, bailing safely after a collision during combat. He is believed to have collided with a Spitfire of No. 266 Sq., piloted by S/L Rodney Wilkinson. The E-3 crashed at Hacklinge, near Deal, Kent (D.Drury).
2672 Buder, HeinzLt4/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2386 "T6 + EM" (lost 7/12/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2283 "T6 + KM" (lost 8/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4942; crashed following a flak hit. His Wk# 2386 reported lost 12 July, 1942 near Millerowo, cause unknow, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
2673 Buder, HelmutOblt7/7/1912Ebersbach1Instr FFS A/B 3 (Guben 43), 7/NJG-6, I/NJG-6 (Wiener-Neustadt), Flgfüh III/NJG-6 (12/44)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714628 "2Z + BR" (lost 12/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4/5 December, 1944; crashed into Lake Balaton, near Ufer, after being hit by flak over Csongrad, during an attack on Russian troops crossing the river Tisza, killing the entire crew. The other known crewmen identified as Lt Gottfried Jentzsch, and R/O Uffz Hans Bühler. This Ju 88 was recovered in 1995 from Lake Balaton in Hungary. Source: Janos Bruckner, diver. One known victory, a Wellington N of Szombathely on 23 November, 1944. Added: Lt Jentzsch was reported to have exited the ac and entered a dinghy, but remains MIA. Oblt Buder is buried in the War Cem. at Szekesfehervar Hungary, Blk 4, Row 6, Gr 268. Uffz Bühler's body could not be recovered, and he is remembered in a special place, also at Szekesfehervar. The ac can be found in the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin (D.Drury).
2674 Budesheim,Fw13/TG-1Ju 52/3m "1Z + IX"Transport Operational ClaspThe only Ju 52 to come down in Sweden in 1942. The pilot was on a test flight on 29 May, 1942, from Kastrup Denmark and believed he was landing in Denmark, but landed at the Bulltofta airfield. The pilot and crew were allowed to return same day, but the AC was not returned until 13 June, 1942. Remaining crew: Gefr Warzecka, a "Kontr" (contractor?) Harder and mechanic Conrad. Source: B.Widfeldt Note: The call sign "1Z" is attributed to KGzbV-1, also making courier flights over Sweden.
2675 Budisele, HeinzOfw5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430232 (90% dam 8/23/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot and crew injured making an emergency landing at Grigerowo 23 August, 1943 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
2676 Budke, WilhelmFw15FlgFr 8(Jabo)/JG-53 (10/40), 2/JG-53 (4/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-4/B in 8 Stf, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9555 "Black 4" (lost 7/1/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13680 (lost 9/7/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13622 "White 4" (lost 9/19/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 September, 1942 in "White 4" during aerial combat with an Il-2 over Stalingrad. He bailed safely, however, died of wounds (DOW) 11 November, 1942. MIA briefly and uninjured on 1 July, 1941 after aerial combat behind enemy lines (Prien). Uninjured 7 September, 1942 in Wk# 13680 when he was shot down over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49271. His second victory was a Spitfire over Malta on 22 April, 1942. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 NW of Kalatsch on 1 August, 1942. His 4th, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 17 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 20 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 September, 1942. A Yak-1 near Stalingrad on 16 September, 1942. A 13th, 14th & 15th, Two Il-2s and a Yak-1 on 18 September, 1942.
2677 Budnowski, GertOfhr3/31/1923Königsberg18/JG-2 (3/44 Creil) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 3/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Hohenlower on 18 March, 1944. Added: Killed in a collision 23 March, 1944, with another G-6 piloted by Uffz Gerhard Querengässer over Creil. Uffz Querengässer survived by bailing, but suffered head injuries (Jager Blatt 5/2001). Added: Ofhr Budnowski buried at Beauvais, France, Blk 3, Row 19, Gr 793 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Pudnowski.
2678 Budzinski, JosefOfw4(H)/12 (1/43 Tunisia), 2(F)/11, 2/NAGr-11Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8805 (lost 1/14/43), Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110258 "White 15" (lost 5/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 during aerial combat with an American fighter. Was accompanying Fw Depke on a reconnaissance mission over Alexandia on 1 October, 1942, when Depke failed to return, an Uffz at the time. His F-4 reported lost on 14 January, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, pilot returned.
2679 Buer, GerhardOblt19151(F)/122 (Sola)He 111H (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 25 April, 1940, possibly shot down by AA fire from HMS Warspite. Remaining crew all MIA and unnamed. Wiki Luft data. Added: Crashed at sea approx 100 miles NW of Stavanger, South Norway (Observer Loss List).
2680 Bues, HeinrichMajStfkpt 1(H)/14 (Pz) (2/40)Hs 126 Werk # Unk (dam 5/15/40)Observer Operational ClaspHis Hs 126 was attacked by fighters of GCII/4 over the forest of Signy l'Abbaye, Ardennes, and returned to base. Both he and Observer, Lt Harro Matthes were uninjured in he attack (D.Drury).
2681 Bufe, KurtUffz6/StG-2Ju 87R-1 (lost 8/13/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 August, 1940 when his ac crashed into the sea near Guernsey, Channel Islands, after his engine caught fire, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Emil Pappert was killed and buried in the German War Cemetery, Orglandes/Manche France, Blk 25, Row 4, Gr 141 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Büfe.
2682 Bugaj, KarlLt611/JG-1, 2/JG-1Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 663 "Black 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 April, 1943 in "Black 8"; crashed during a non-operational flight at Achmer. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito into the North Sea, near Tilburg, on 28 July, 1942, the 1st Mosquito for 11/JG-1. His 2nd, a Mosquito north of Langeoog on 1 August, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 28 August, 1942. His 4th, a Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. near Gendringen Holland, 35 km east of Nijmegen, on 31 October, 1942. His 5th, a a P-51 40 km northwest of Ostende on 22 January, 1943. His 6th, a Spitfire on 26 January, 1943. Magnus.
2683 Buge,Uffz12/KG-51Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 at Bekietovkaya on 20 August, 1942.
2684 Bugislaus, Georg AndreasHptm6/24/1911Burg10/KG-2 (8/43), 3/KG-2 (12/43), Stfkpt 2/KG-66 (4/44) Ju 188E-1 Werk # 269360 "Z6 + CK" (lost 6/17/44) DK-G (1/1/45), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver MIA 17 June, 1944; crashed at Vire-Mündung while on a mission, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Egon Erben, geb 2/12/1925, Obs; Gefr Kurt Wollermann, geb 2/25/1925, T.Obs; Fw Alois Bretscher, geb 9/28/1916, R/O and Uffz Hermann Stein, geb 5/7/1920, Mechanic. Source: B.Bines. Added: Prior to becoming a pilot, he was a navigator/observer in September, 1941 (LOCS).
2685 Bühker, WalterFw5/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5482 "S2 + MN" (lost 8/3/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 3 August, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported. His unnamed R/O was KIA. Ju 87 Loss List
2686 Buhl, Adolf JohannOblt2/13/1914Nenzingen92.J/88 Legion Condor, 1(J)/LG-2 (5/40), Stfkpt in 1(J)/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 Werk # 0702 "White 9 + x" (7/40 St Ingelvert), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2062 (lost 9/27/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 September, 1940 over the English Channel. One victory in Spain, an I-16. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Le Cateau, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Hurricanes; one at Etaples, the other at Lens/Arras, 21 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire near Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near London on 31 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire on 2 September, 1940, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire in the London/Ashford area on 6 September, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire near Maidstone on 7 September, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire at Dover on 23 September, 1940. Magnus.
2687 Buhl, GeorgUffz8/JG-11 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784037 "Blue 29 + -" (lost 2/8/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 February, 1945 during aerial combat west of Küstrin.
2688 Bühler, UlfOfhr13/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 165285 "Blue 1 + I" (lost 7/7/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 July, 1944 near Orbec-an-Auge, 57 km ESE of Caen. Mombeek.
2689 Bühler, WilhelmUffz6/6/1921LG-1DFS 230 (Glider) Wk# 122160 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 24 May, 1943; crashed near Dessel, buried Lommel, 49/618. Source: A.Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
2690 Bühligen, Kurt 'Bu-mann'Obstlt12/13/1917Granschütz, Thüringen112 Stfkpt 4/JG-2, Kdr II/JG-2 (6 March, 1944 Creil), Kdr JG-2 (4/44-5/45) Bf 109E Werk# 19891 "White 9" (Channel), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19801 "White 4 + -" (7/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk # 681 "Wh 1" & White 11" in 4/JG-2, Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160029 "Black <<" (4/44 Creil)
RK(9/4/41)
EL(3/2/44)
S(8/14/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)
EP(7/24/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
Remained with JG-2 for the entire war, eventually becoming the last commander of JG-2 "Richthofen". His first victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 4 September, 1940, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a Hurricane over England on 11 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 26 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane S of Bournemouth on 1 October, 1940. Nos.6 & 7, both Hurricanes S of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire on 16 August, 1941, no location. Two known Normandy victories, both P-47s at Caen/Carpiquet on 7 June, 1944. His 100th victim was a P-47 Thunderbolt. Russian POW until 1950. 700+ combat missions. All victories in the West. 24 bombers. Shot down three times. Survived the war, deceased 11 August, 1985. Photo.

(Some spellings as Bühlingen)

2691 Bühlke, FritzFwIII/SKG-10Fw 190A-5 Werk # 202 (80% dam 6/28/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash east of Sciacca on 28 June, 1943 due to engine damage.
2692 Bühlmann, HeinrichUffz111/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" near Stuttgart on 25 July, 1944. Boiten, 3 victories and alternate spelling: Buhlmann.
2693 Bühmann, Friedrich "Fritz"Lt5/17/192344/JG-52 (2/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19489 "Black < + -" (lost 5/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 May, 1943 after aerial combat east of Kijewskoje, map quadrant Pl.Qu. 34 E 76892. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-153 on 11 February, 1943. A 2nd, an I-16 Rata on 25 February, 1943, A 3rd, a Yak-1 on 7 May, 1943. A 4th, a DB-3 on 22 May, 1943. Added: His body recovered in Russia, along the Border, April 2016 and identified by his dogtag and ac Werk # (Andreas Rothhaar).
2694 Bühmann, Karl OttoFhjUffz11/JG-11 (10/43)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960666 "Black 13 + I" (lost 12/23/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 December, 1944; shot down at Reinbach by a P-47 while attacking B-26s of 387th & 394th BGs over the marshalling yards at Mayen. He was able to jump from his stricken plane. Flugzeugführer Certificate awarded 4 October, 1943; certificate found on internet.
2695 Bühring, Hans TheobaldOfhrIII/JG-26 (joins 8/44), 12/JG-26Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461538 "Blue 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 )ctober, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Bremervörde.
2696 Buinski,Uffz1/JG-5Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 1" (lost 7/19/44) (See note about color "Yellow 1"), Bf 109G-6 "Black 4" (8/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspShot down 19 July, 1944 near Lisieux during aerial combat, pilot later returned. Source: SIG Norway. Note: The "Yellow" numbering system belonged to 3/JG-5, so he either borrowed the AC from 3 Staffel, or he was in 3 Staffel, not 1 Staffel. Then the following month he is flying with Mor & Lehner in a "Black 4".
2697 Bujalla, WernerLt9/2/1914Essen2(H)/41Hs 126 (lost)Observer Operational Clasp KIA 19 May, 1940 when his 126 crashed near Peruwelz during the French Campaign (A. Rosseels). Added: His ac was sd by Hurricanes of No.213 Sq., shared between P/O Harold Derrick Atkinson, P/O Wilfred Max Sizer and Sgt Samuel Leslie Butterfield. Both he, and gunner, Uffz Walter Ehemann, were killed, and buried in the German War Cem at Bourdon, France; Lt Bujalla Blk 3, Row 16, Gr 615 and Uffz Ehemann Blk 3, Row 16, Gr 616 (D.Drury).
2698 Buker,Ofhr12/NJG-6Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax 40 km W of Friedrichshafen on 28 April, 1944.
2699 Büker, GerhardLt8/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk# 490151 "Blue 12 + -" (lost 3/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 March, 1945; Unknown reason, area of Freienwalde. Mombeek MIA List.
2700 Büker, HerbertUffz62/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171743 "Black 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 55FG East of Brussels. He crashed and burned, with four others this day.

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Wer vor der Vergangenheit die Augen verschließt, wird blind für die Gegenwart. Richard von Weizsäcker

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