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2601 Waldforst, HansMajKdr III/KG-53 (9/42)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
2602 Waldheim, Hans JürgenOblt16/JG-3Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 10 July, 1942.
2603 Waldmann, Hans Peter "Dackel" "Waldi" Oblt9/24/1922Braunschweig134 6/JG-52 (9/42 Gonschtakowka S.U.), 4/JG-52 (8/44), 8/JG-3 (6/44), Stffüh 3/JG-7 (11/44-3/45) Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13566 "Black<2 + -" (tail flak Dam 9/18/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13650 "PJ + CU" (crash land-Ftr 9/25/42), Bf 109G-4 "Yellow 3 + -" at Anapa, Bf 109G-6 in JG-52, Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" in JG-7 RK(2/5/44)-EL(3/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
2 Bombers in an Me 262. KIFA 18 March, 1945 when his Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" collided with another Me 262, piloted by Lt Hans Dieter Weihs of 3/JG-7 in dense fog near Kaltenkirchen/Holstein, and crashed near Schwarzenbek, E of Hamburg. 527 combat missions. 121 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An I-153 on 18 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An I-16 on 11 February, 1943. Four I-153s on 12 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 30 April, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 7 May, 1944. His 126th victory, a B-24 at Taverny France on 6 August, 1944. His 128th & 129th, both P-47s SW of Thymerais on 14 August, 1944. His 130th & 131st, both P-47s; one 8 km E of Dreux, and the other 4 km E of Dreux, on 18 August, 1944. His 132nd, a P-47 2 km E of Falaise on 19 August, 1944. His last two victories, Nos. 133 & 134, both P-51s, one 30 km W of Berlin, the other 25 km NE of Brocken on 22 February, 1945. He was buried in Kaltenkirchen. Added: In September 1/942 he served often as the wingman for Johannes Steinhoff (C.Sundin).
2604 Waldner, HansUffz11/25/1915Marling 1(F)/Aüf.Kl.Gr. Ob.d.L. (Smolensk Nord Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430134 (dam 8/5/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 5 August, 1942 in an emergency landing at Rudnya airfield, WNW of Smolensk, Russia. Remaining crew: Oblt Paul Venn, Obs (KIA); Uffz Karl Christner, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Peter Osietzki (or Onitzki?), Gnr (KIA). The VDK lists Uffz Waldner buried in the War Cem at Smolensk-Nishnjaja Dubrowinka, Russia. Oblt Venn and Ogefr Osietzki are not in a military cemetery, but are understood to be in graves at Rudnya (D.Drury).
2605 Waldukat, OttoOfw10/11/19154(F)/11Ju 88 Werk # 1523 "6M + LM" (lost 1/8/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 8 January, 1942 when they failed to return from a mission to Tim, Kursk Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Langelotz, Obs; Gefr Rudolf Odenwald, R/O and Gefr Joachim Gardinger, Gnr. Ofw Waldukat is commemorated in the War Cem at Kursk-Besedino, Russia (D.Drury).
2606 Wallrath, HansLt15/NJG-3Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22/23 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Gronau, 35 km south of Hannover, by return fire after shooting down a Halifax. Source: T. Bolten.
2607 Walrath, HansLt5/NJG-3 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750357 "D5 + GN" (lost 9/22/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 22 September, 1943 during aerial combat, one other crew WIA, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2608 Walter,Uffz1Stab I/JG-52 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 23 September, 1944. This could be "Fritz" Walter, born 31 October, 1920 and deceased 17 June, 2002 per Jager Blatt 4/2002. Or, Uffz Hans Walter, KIA 16 January, 1945.
2609 Walter, HansLt12/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E Werk # 4393 (lost 9/21/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1942 during enemy fighter attack in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49144, no mention of his crewmember (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 5 August, 1942.
2610 Walter, HansUffzI/JG-52 (Poland)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 510902 (80% dam 1/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 January, 1945; takeoff accident from Krakau; collided with G-14 Wk# 512135 (unknown pilot).
2611 Walter, HansHptm1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18323 "White 5" (lost 7/3/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 3 July, 1943 in a crash during an Alarmstart from Vobo-Valentia.
2612 Walter, Hans EberhardLt1913Beuthen, Germany6/KG-3Do 17Z Werk # unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by a RAF Hurricane of No. 111 Sq., piloted by S/L J.M. "Tommy" Thompson. The entire crew were taken prisoner and interned in Canada, released in 1947. Flew combat missions over CSR, Poland, France and England. Per KG-3 Homepage. Added: The ac crashed into the sea between Deal and Ramsgate, Kent. Remaining crew (POW): Fw F.Schauer, Uffz E.Kirchübel and Uffz A.Pieronczyk (D.Drury).
2613 Walter, Hans GeorgUffz1924Berlin1I/JG-26 (joins 1/44), 5/JG-26Fw 190A-6, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210246 "White 1" (lost 12/24/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in his "White 1" in aerial combat with a P-47 of 36FG, 53FS, piloted by 1/Lt Roger T. Lane, E of Malmedy. Mortally wounded, he was able to bail coming to rest at Schwirzheim, Dist Sellacker, where he was buried in the Soldatenfriedhof Gondelsheim years after his body was found in 1986. This appeared to be his first mission, over the Ardennes. His one victory, a P-51 at Eindhoven on 6 October, 1944. Carried as MIA by Eric Mombeek. Alternate spelling: Walther.
2614 Walter, KurtLt11/JG-3 PasewalkBf 109K-4 "Yellow 8 + I"Fighter Operational ClaspHans Zitmann photo in Air Fan, July 1981.
2615 Walters, HansUffz7/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140597 "3E + DR" (lost 10/22/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 October, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2616 Wandschneider, Hans WalterUffz10(Jabo)/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109F-4/R1, Fw 190A-2 Werk# 20215 (lost 9/17/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 September, 1942; Combat with a Spitfire, crashed into the Channel, Map Quadrant 1180/15. Mombeek MIA List. Added: He is believed to have been sd by RCAF pilot Barry Needham, on the return from an attack on the Worthing Gas Works (Carolyn Yeager/Willi Wenger online article).
2617 Wangelin, Hans Joachim Jacobi vonOblt9/19/1914Klausdorf6/KG-1 (7/40), Stfkpt 1 & 2/KG-77 (Channel?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144139 "3Z + GK" (lost 8/18/42) RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp (11/4/41)
MIA with unnamed crew on 18 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Believed sd by a British night fighter over the English Channel (Kaiser RK book).
2618 Wanka, HansOblt7/KG-2 (8/42 Deelen) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5447 "U5 + KT" (dam 8/3/42) Bomber Operational Clasp Uninjured 3 August, 1942, when his ac was damaged by flak during a mission to Sheffield. His observer, Uffz Hartwig Leesh (geb 1/6/1922, bur Ysselsteyn CW/3/69) was KIA, hit by a 20mm in the stomach near the Cottesmore airfield. The remainder of the unnamed crew were uninjured (Find-A-Grave). Added: Remaining crew: Uffz H.Wieler, R/O and Fw R.Braun, Gnr (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2619 Warnke, Hans Joachim3/KG-100He 111 (interned 7/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned briefly with his unnamed crew 16 July, 1942. His ac crash landed at Trabzon Turkey, no further detail (Özkan Türker).
2620 Wartenberg, HansGefr7/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413724 "White 13 + I" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 August, 1944; crashed during a training flight near Werl.
2621 Wassmer, HansFhrLKS-5 (Breslau 1943), Fl.Ü.G-1 (9/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462916 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 1 September, 1944 when he crashed near Namur Belgium as a result of some on-board weapon explosion. Jager Blatt 5/2002 & 1/2003 & A. Rosseels.
2622 Weber, DietrichHptm 2/KG-40 (Trondheim - Vaernes Norway) Fw 200C-3/U4 Werk # 0081 "F8 + CK" (lost 12/31/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 31 December, 1942; failed to return from a mission, en route from Norway to Iceland (Fw 200 Loss List), cause and location unknown, most likely, the Norwegian Sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Hans Wieser, Co-pilot; Uffz Wolfgang Melzer, R/O; Uffz Willi Nuss, 2nd R/O; Fw Alfons Lischke, Mech and Ogefr Heinrich Köhl, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
2623 Weber, HansUffz4/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8102 "4D + FM" (lost 2/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 February, 1941 when he and the crew failed to return from an operation to the Humber (England) , after being attacked by British fighters. Location unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA); Uffz Erich Latzel, wireless operator, Uffz Karl Rosa-Maier, gunner and Uffz Willi Kruse, mechanic.
2624 Weber, HansLt11/24/19153(F)/123Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430325 (lost 10/4/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC with his entire crew, 4 October, 1942, when they crashed in the vicinity of Coudray Vilboux, cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 10): Ofw Otto Bauer (geb 9/4/1915), Gr 115; ofw Martin Bachmann (geb 9/28/1915), Gr 98 and Uffz Kurt Wilke (geb 3/15/1919), Gr 82. Lt Weber buried in Grave 132 (DK-G Awards List, absa3945 & LOCS).
2625 Weber, HansUffz1/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6398 "5K + KH" (lost 7/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Orscha 9 July, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2626 Weber, HansObltStfkpt 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1409 "S4 + HK" (lost 11/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with one other unnamed crew 10 November, 1941 at Ravenscar, near Whitby, Yorkshire due to flak hits from HMS Quantock and crashing into a cliff, two other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
2627 Weber, Hans EdgarMaj12/SG-4 (5/44), Stfkpt 10(Pz)/SG-9 (7/44), Kdr III/SG-4 (2/45 to end)Fw 190F & G EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 15 km SW of Amelia Italy on 27 May, 1944.
2628 Weber, Hans JoachimLt12/28/1921Wiesbaden36/JG-301 (Romania) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163223 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 6/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Rasuceni Romania, near Bucharest. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 near Ploesti on 6 May, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 NE of Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) in the Ploesti area on 31 May, 1944. Mombeek.
2629 Weber, Hans LudwigOblt8/KG-77 Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5100 "3Z + HS" (lost lost 9/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 18 September, 1940; shot down off Sheerness by enemy fighters during a sortie to Tibury docks, One other crew MIA and one KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
2630 Weber, JohannUffz5/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142055 "4D + LN" (lost 5/18/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 May, 1942; failed to return from a mission to Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Herman Dremen, Observer; Uffz Karl Wünsch, R/O and Ogefr Hans Theile, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
2631 Weber, PaulOfw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140554 "A6 + SH" (lost 12/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 14 December, 1943; failed to return from a mission, crashed at sea, at Map Quadrant 05 East/2800, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Erich Siminger, Observer (MIA); Fw Wolfgang Jährig, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Jakob Rohr, Mech (MIA). Source: SIG Norway.
2632 Wegener, HansOfw14/JG-300Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax S of Stuttgart on 20 February, 1944. This is most likely Hans Wegener, above, both in 4/JG-300.
2633 Wegener, HansOfwI/NJG-1Bf 110D/0 Werk # 3179 (lost 6/29/41)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 29 June 1941 at Schleswig, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
2634 Wegner, HansOfw7/13/1910Schneidemühl3/KGr.-100He 111H-3 Werk # 6915 "6N + HL" (lost 6/14/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 14 June, 1941, when their ac was sd by a fighter, and crashed into the sea off Hove, Sussex. Remaining crew: Hptm Eberhard Schnürpel, Obs 1 (bur CC/4/18/251); Ogefr Anton Kerpf, Obs 2 (bur Littlehampton Cem. Sec D, Gr 4421); Ofw Josef Kuhm, R/O (bur CC/1/3/73) and Ofw Ernst Sassenroth, Flt Engr (bur CC/4/18/244). Ofw Wegner bur CC/4/6/77. It took one month for their bodies to wash ashore (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2635 Weichardt, HansUffz6/1/1924Berlin-Friedrichsfelde5/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173917 "White 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944; aerial combat with a P-51 near Nettkau, south of Salzwedel. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen. Added: Buried in the War Grave Cem, Rechlin-Retzow (M.deWolf).
2636 Weicksel, HansHptm4/5/1921 2(F)/123 (5/40), Stab/KG-6 (6/42) Do 17P Werk # unk (lost 5/11/40), Bf 108B-1 Werk # 3021 "VK + WU" (lost 6/3/42) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 3 June, 1942; surprised by two Spitfires in the Dieppe area in this Stab utility ac, and crashed near Gamaches, SE of Le Treport. Also killed, Obstlt Joachim Hahn, Stab Kdr and Uffz Heinz Roller, Flt Engr. (Kaiser RK Holder book). WIA 11 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, when his Do 17 crashed at Schinnen-Pth Holland, ESE of Geleen, cause and crew disposition unknown (DeSwart & Rosseels). Added: Hptm Weicksel buried Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1181. Uffz Roller buried Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1263 (D.Drury).
2637 Weidlinger, HansUffz9(ZG)/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 682988 "14" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 March. 1944 over Fritzfelde due to enemy fire.
2638 Weidner, HansUffz3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 883514 "B3 + NL" (lost 6/23/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 June, 1944 during a minelaying operation over Seine Bay France, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Ger War Cem., Beauvais, Fr., Blk 3, Row 4): Gefr Alfred Schulz, Gr 172; Uffz Erich Wunderlich, Gr 175 and Uffz Horst Zernsch, Gr 173. No known grave for pilot Uffz Weidner (D.Drury).
2639 Weigel, Hans GeorgOblt10/2/1922Reichenbach3(F)/126 (8/43), 1/JG-102(9/44), II/NAGr-11 (10/44), 1 & 2/NAGr-11(4/45)Bf 109GEK 1(10/4/44)
EK 2(1/30/44)
Night Observer Badge in Gold
Weigel awarded both the Pilot & Combined Pilot & Observer Badges. Source:
2640 Weigert, HansUffz9/KG-40Fw 200C-4/U3 Werk # 0178 "F8 + NT" (lost 7/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 July, 1943, while acting as Co-pilot for Fw Nikolaus Günther, their ac was damaged during an attack by Beaufighters of No.248 Sq.. The ac crashed into the cliffs near Vale da Aljezur, Portugal, killing the entire crew. See Fw Nikolaus Günther for further detail (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, H.Breuer & D.Drury).
2641 Weigl, JosefLt1/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5341 "U5 + FH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a Beaufighter believed to be from RCAF No 406 Sq., piloted by Flt Lt J.R.B. Firth. The Dornier was seen burning on the water 30 miles east of Whitby. After what was described as "stiff combat", Firth returned to base at Scorton w/o his starboard engine, his Beaufighter overshot the runway, hitting a nearby house, killing Firth and gunner P/O R.G. Harding. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Hans Joachim Hanisch, Observer, Ogefr Maximilian Reitter, wireless operator, and Ogefr Wilhelm Schlesinger, mechanic. Alternate spelling: Weigel.
2642 Weiherr, Hans Wedig vonLt3/9/1917Gaus2/JG-27Bf 109 "White 2" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 May, 1940 during the French campaign, crashing his 109 near Elverdinge, buried Bourdon France, Block 8/8273. Source: A. Rosseels.
2643 Weihs, Hans Dieter "Hadi"Lt9/4/1918Goldberg, Schlesischen9JG-105, EJG-2, 3/JG-7 (3/45), Stfkpt 3/JG-7 (4/45 replacing Waldmann)Me 262A-1a (lost 3/18/45 coll)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Collided with Oblt Hans Waldmann (KIFA) 18 March, 1945, surviving the crash. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. 8 victories in the Me 262. His 1st known victory, a B-17 on 21 March, 1945. A 2nd, a P-38 in the Neumeister area on 24 March, 1945. A Lancaster and a Catalina on 31 March, 1945. A P-47 and a P-51 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945. A 7th, a P-38F/5E of 363TRG, flown by a Capt. Austin, on 8 April, 1945. A 9th, a P-51 over Berlin on 9 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Deceased 28 January, 2000.
2644 Weik, HansHptm7/6/1922Heilbronn Neckar369, 10 & Stab I/JG-3 (2/43), 4/JGr-Ost (5/43), 9/JG-3 (11/43), Stfkpt 13/JG-3 (2/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-3 (3/44 Klottingen), III/EJG-2 (4/45)Fw 190A-8/R2 Wk# 680747"White 7" in 13/JG-3, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk "White 1" (7/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "White 7", Me 262 Trng, Lechfeld RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
100 missions, 85 combat. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 9 March, 1943, while in Stab I/JG-3. A LaGG-3 on 23 March, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 27 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 31 March, 1943. An I-16 and a LaGG-3 on 11 April, 1943. His 8th, a P-39 on 16 April, 1943. Two Il-2s on 21 April, 1943. 22 four engine bombers, 21 while in 9/JG-3, before being severely wounded in "White 7" in combat after shooting down a B-17 for his 36th victory, 30 km SE of Memmingen on 18 July, 1944. Another known bomber victory, his 13th, a B-17 70 km southeast of Innsbruck, 19 December, 1943. 24 victories in the West. His 14th victory, a P-47 on 20 February, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 in the Holzminden area on 21 February, 1944. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. His 20th, a B-17 (HSS) on 8 March, 1944, no location. His 25th, a B-17 S of Landshut on 24 April, 1944. Two B-17s on 29 April, 1944; one at Helmstedt, the other at Burg, 15 minutes apart. His 30th, a B-24 NW of Braunschweig on 8 May, 1944. His 35th, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. Flugbuch (12/42 to 10/44). Deceased 5 June, 2001 in Heidenheim. Photo
2645 Wein, HansFw17/ZG-26 (5/42)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Kittyhawk on 27 May, 1942.
2646 Weinbergmair, HansUffz4/24/19214/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550514 "White 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1944, "Under the Sea" near Wesenberg.
2647 Weingärtner, HansUffz310/NJG-3Bf 110EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 "GQ-7" at Skager Rak, N of Thisted on 18 November, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 15 February, 1944. A 3rd, another Lancaster NE of Siegen on 24 February, 1944.
2648 Weinkauf, HeinzFw6/1/19165/KG-77Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4131 "3Z + EN" (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 August, 1940 colliding with another A-1, Wk # 7090, piloted by Hptm Wilhelm Büs (KIFA w/3 crew), crashing at Homisgrinde (or Hornisgrinde) during a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Wilhelm Reinecke (10/10/1914); Ofhr Hans Keppler (8/11/1913) and Fw Erich Zitzmann (4/17/1915). All four crew buried in the Rastatt-Alter Friedhof.
2649 Weis, PaulLt12/6/1918Mannheim 4(F)/11 (Seshcha FP, aka Seschtschinskaja) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1385 (lost 3/19/42) EP (4/13/42), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 19 March, 1942, making an emergency landing at Seshcha airfield, Bryansk Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Hptm Hans Joachim Müller, Obs (DK-G (3/27/42); Uffz Werner Jahn, R/O and Gefr Richard Behrendt, Gnr. All four deceased are buried in the War Cem at Kursk-Besedino, Block 23, as unknown (D.Drury).
2650 Weise, Hans JoachimObltIV/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2651 Weiss, FranzUffz4/JG-26 (12/44), 1/JG-26 (2/45)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210026 "White 10" (lost 2/22/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 February, 1945 during aerial combat in "White 10" with a Tempest of RAF No. 3 Sq. near Greven. An experienced pilot per Caldwell. A good friend of Hans Kukla. Another source has him in 1/JG-54!
2652 Weissflog, ErichOblt11/29/1919Schwarzenberg Neuwelt Erzg.486/ZG-76, IV/NJG-1 (11 or 12 Staffel 4/44) Communications Offz.Bf 110, Ju 88 RK(6/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Radio Operator for Hans-Joachim Jabs. Flew all destroyer and night missions. Total of 48 Day and Night victory participations. One known victory, a Morane at Montcornet, 15 May, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. Deceased 10 January, 1999.
2653 Weissgerber, AdolfOfw9/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3202 "4D + NT" (lost 3/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with crew including Hptm Hans Duphorn, his Observer, 15 March, 1941, crashing near Gonnala (W. Sicily) Source: Ju 88 Loss List.
2654 Weissgerber, HansUffz19235/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20075 "Black 3" (lost 3/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47's of 359FG near the Dummer Lake, crashed at Lehmbrucher Bruch. Source: L. Wiegels.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Photos courtesy Emilie Stewart
2655 Weisssteiner, Toni Dr.KG-?Bomber Operational ClaspSurvived the war. Jager Blatt article (Hans Fischers body recovery, 1998).
2656 Weiting, HansObltX Fl. Korps (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6349 (lost 6/29/41)RK

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 29 June, 1941 when he struck the ground.
2657 Welk, Richard HansFw1/7/1917Cottbus4/JG-300 (Borkheide)Bf 109G-14 (lost 4/12/45?)Wound Badge (9/26/44)
Class "C" Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Information found on JG-300 website
2658 Wellstein, HansUffz6/10/1923Frankenthal47/JG-3 (3/44 Leipheim) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410545 "White 1" (lost 3/15/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Nuland Holland, by Schotsheuvel, on 15 March, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart). This additional detail provided by Joop Van de Meulenreek of the Netherlands: Hans was KIA during aerial combat with P-47s of the 352FG. He is buried at Ysselsteyn, CE-2-28. He had 4 victories, one by ramming. The remains of his ac are on display at the Volkel Airbase Museum in the Netherlands.
Ysselstein, Holland
2659 Welzel, Hans-WernerLt4/19/202117/JG-54, 5/JG-54 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550461"Black 2" (15%) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 28 July, 1944 in "Black 2" of 7 Staffel by Malupa, the AC sustaining only 15% damage. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 14 October, 1944.
2660 Wemhöner, HansUffz45/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 65 Sq. over Maidstone, the ac crashing near Denton, Kent (D.Drury). This one victory, a "shared" victory, a Fokker XXI over Amsterdam, 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Schneider & Walter Meyer). His first complete victory, a Spitfire I over Dordrecht, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A at Roubaix, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes north of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940.
2661 Wencker, HansFw12/JG-300 (1/45 Magdeburg) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490286 "Black 3" (or Blk 9) (dam 1/20/45 at Magdeburg) Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition 20 January, 1945 unknown. Added: This same ac was piloted by Uffz Willi Lohrey in February, 1945, same staffel (D.Drury).
2662 Wendler, Gerhart (Gerhard?) "Hans"Lt3/27/1914Munich1(H)/14 (Pz) Hs 126B-1 Werk # Unk (lost 6/11/40), Hs 126 Werk # 3154 "5F + AH" (lost 4/14/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 14 April, 1941; shot down by a Greek PZL piloted by F/Sgt Periklis Koutroumbas, crashing at Platamon, in the Elasson-Larissa area of Greece. His unnamed Observer was listed as MIA. Obs Loss List. Added: He was uninjured 11 June, 1940 when he was sd at Annelles, SE of Rethel, Ardennes, by Curtiss H-75A fighters of GC II/4 during an observation mission. His Observer, Lt Karl Heinz Schreiber, was seriously wounded. Re the April 1941 incident: Lt Wendler is buried in the Ger War Cem at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, in Crypt 1, Row 13, Platte 2. His unnamed observer, was Ofw Hugo Scharf, also KIA, buried in Crypt 1, Row 2, Platte 12 (D.Drury).
2663 Wendt, HansUffz5/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16198 (lost 3/24/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 March, 1943 NE of Porto Furina, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List).
2664 Wendt, Hans GeorgOfhr3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ?? (lost 6/6/44)Bomber Operational ClaspOpposed the Normandy Invasion attacking shipping, along with four others from his squadron. Added: MIA 6 June, 1944 when his ac crashed into the Seine Bay, off the Normandy coast. His unnamed crew also MIA except for the Observer who was reported KIA (D.Drury).
2665 Wenneker,Fw9Found on Frost List at PilotenBunker. Also found on Bowers/Lednicer Ace Pilot List, 9 victories, alternate spelling: Weneckers. Most likely Hans Gerd Wennekers, next record.
2666 Wennekers, Hans-GerdFw242/JGr-1 (aka Kdo Losigkeit, 6/41-5/43), 5/JG-11 (5/43 Reich Def), I/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109E-3 Wk#3520 "Wh 2"(6/41), Bf 109F "Blk 7"(1/42), Bf 109E-7 "Blk 16" (dam 3/6/42; crashed on frozen Lake Hallingdalselva, near Nesbyen Norway due to fuel shortage), Bf 109G-1 Wk# 14082 (eng dam 10/2/42, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18216 "Black 10" (flown 6/43-7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410133 "Black 10" (20% dam 12/1/43; belly land, fuel shortage), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 410222 "Black 5" (lost 3/6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Raid on Berlin, the raid R. Kracker was shot down during. Very experienced pilot with 100+ missions. 10 bombers. On 5 March, 1942, he is reported to have downed a PRU Spitfire "AA-810. His 3rd victory, a B-17 on 21 May, 1943 over Wilhelmshaven. His 2nd victim, a B-17, came on 17 April, 1943, and another, unconfirmed on 14 May, 1943. A double victory, his 5th & 6th, both B-24s NW of Helgoland on 4 October, 1943. His 10th, a P-47 on 22 December, 1943. His 15th, a P-47 in the Qackenbrück area on 6 March, 1944. Shortly after he saved the life of H. Knoke, on 6 March, 1944, he was shot down near Quakenbrück by a P-47 of 78FG, piloted by Lt Walter Tonkin. Badly wounded in the left forearm, he bailed successfully, and later returned to action. His 16th victory, an La-5 in the Küstrin area on 15 February, 1945. His 17th, a Yak-9 in the Küstrin area on 21 March, 1945. His 20th, a Pe-2 on 16 April, 1945. His 21st, a Yak-9 on 18 April, 1945. His 22nd, a Yak-9 on 20 April, 1945. His 23rd, a Yak-9 on 24 April, 1945. His 24th, and last victory, a Yak-9 on 25 April, 1945. Flugbuch (8/40 to 4/45). See note re: Wk # 3520 on "Johnen" record. On 3/6/42 he made an Emer landing on frozen Lake Nesbyen, low fuel. OKL spelling = Wennekers; alternates: Wenneker and Wenneckers.

L-R: Erich Dobrick : Gerd Steiger : Helmut Maul : Hans-Gerd Wenneckers. May/June 1942 Husum
2667 Wenninger, HansFw8/8/19191/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600347 (lost 1/14/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 1km west of Viernheim on 14 January, 1945 due to engine failure.
2668 Wenser, Hans JosefUffz2/29/19248/JG-104 (Roth)Bf 109G (lost 2/25/45)Pilot Badge (?)KIC 25 February, 1945 at Eysölden, cause unknown. He is buried in the Roth Cemetery, Grave 43. Source: Fritz Braun. Just my speculation, it may have been weather or a collision the same date with squadron mate Ogefr Johann Neuwirth, buried Grave 42, next to each other.
2669 Wentzler, Ernst OttoLt3/25/1920Greifswald3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4392 "7T + BL" (lost 8/17/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1941; shot down by flak at Gawtons Wood, Tavistock, Devon (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Roderic von Heimann, Obs; Gefr Alexander Reimann, R/O and Gefr Hans Pusch, Gnr. All four buried in Cannock Chase. Wentzler & Reiman buried jointly Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 51; von Heimann, Blk 7, Row 5, Gr 120 and Pusch, blk 7, Row 5, Gr 118 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2670 Wenz, HansUffzII/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140141 "B3 + EN" (lost 11/11/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
This ac reported lost 11 November, 1942 near Elmas, crashing after running out of fuel, pilot and one other unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
2671 Werlin, HansFw2/KGr.z.b.V. 200Ju 88ABomber Operational Clasp in Silver (3/1/43)Weitze Docs online
2672 Wermbter, Hans JoachimLt5/31/1924Darmstadt 8/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 51329 "Black 2" (lost 8/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 2" with a P-47 of 56FG, 62FS, piloted by 1/Lt James Jones 27 km NNE of Hasselt. Wermbter buried Lommel, 21/48 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
2673 Werner, HansUffz7/JG-77 (Werl) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161029 (dam 9/25/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires, his G-6 crashed in the Arnhem-Nijmegen area (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List)
2674 Werner, HansUffz1/JG-7Me 262A-1a Werk # 130171 "SQ + WJ" (lost 2/15/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC in 15 February,1945 due to engine failure on a maintanence flight, crashing near Alveslohe. Osprey publ.
2675 Werner, HansLtIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5962 "L1 + EU" (lost 9/9/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 September, 1941 after being shot down by enemy fighters by Ura Bay. His R/O, Gefr Hans Kaiser, was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
2676 Werner, HansHptmStfkpt 8/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 10098 (lost 7/14/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 14 July, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 6128 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
2677 Werner, Hans JoachimFhr192513/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600168 "Yellow 8" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
One known victory, a B-26 on 23 December, 1944, the same day he was shot down for the first time. Flew a total of 7 missions. POW 1 January, 1945 after being hit in "Yellow 8" by AA fire on his second pass over Grimbergen airfield. He pulled up for altitude and bailed into captivity. After the war, resided in Berlin.
2678 Werry, Armin (Arnim?)Fw2/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7028 (lost 4/10/42)KIA with his entire crew, 10 April, 1942, after their ac was lost due to a fighter attack over the Sea of Asov. A second source specifies the cause as infantry (fire) at Kertsch (Eng.Kerch) on the southern end of the Sea of Asov. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Knappe (or Knabbe), Obs; Ogefr Heinz Holtkamp, R/O; Ogefr Johann Hagen, Flt Engr and Gefr Kurt Autenrieth, Gnr. Only the gunners burial information is found in the VDK. His remains have not been recovered, and he is commemorated in the War Cem .at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje, Ukraine (D.Drury).
2679 Werthner, Johann "Hans" Fw8 7/NJG-2 (9/43), 10/NJG-3 (3/44 Varrel, 1/45 Jever) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620890 "D5 + NV" (lost 1/1/45) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 after being shot down with wounds by a Mosquito of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Foster, and crashing by Dolphia, 3 km east of Enschede, Holland. His R/O and Mechanic, Uffz Gerhard Hoppe and Uffz Franz Ofenscheidt, were killed in the crash (Jager Blatt 2/2004). Added: Uffz Hoppe buried Yssel Q-1-18 and Uffz Ofenschiessl (sp) buried Yssel Q-1-17 (SGLO). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Another, a Lancaster 15 km NE of Frankfurt on 22 March, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Amiens area on 13 June, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" in the Uden area on 22 June, 1944. A 6th, same day, another "4 mot" in the Dinslaken area. Lived in Austria after the war. Magnus Report, 9 victories. Bolten 8 victories. Alternate spelling: Wethner.
2680 Wesener, Hans-JoachimOfhr5/30/1925Berlin Wilmersdorf24/JG-11 (9/44), I/JG-11 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173848 "Green 2" (lost 9/12/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 176043 "Green 3" (lost 12/23/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 by American fighters at Kaiseresch, 2 km S of Kaiserslautern while attempting to intercept heavy bombers over the Moselle River. Buried at Kruft/Rheinland. WIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Wiesbaden area. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 NW of Wiesbaden on 12 September, 1944. A 2nd P-51, same day, at Lahnstein.
2681 Westen, Hans EgonFwSG unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2682 Westphal, Hans JürgenHptm15 11/JG-26, Stab III/JG-26 (5/40), 7/JG-26 (10/40), 6/JG-53 (4/43), Act Kdr II/JG-53 (6/43) Fw 190A-4 in JG-26, Bf 109G (Trop) in JG-53 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
An occasional wingman for Adolf Galland in JG-26. 3 Bombers. 12 Victories in JG-26. His first victory, believed unconfirmed, a Hurricane "L-1646" of RAF No. 87 Sq., 20 km NNW of Mons on 14 May, 1940. His first confirmed victory, nos. 1 & 2, a Hurricane and a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. A "damaged" Spitfire SE of Dover on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire S of Sevenoaks on 25 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover on 9 June, 1941. Nos.5 & 6, both Spitfires in the Boulogne-Etaples area on 16 June, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire W of Etaples on 17 June, 1941. His 9th(?) per OKL, a Spitfire off Gravelines on 22 June, 1941. His 13th, a Spitfire S of Dunkirk on 30 July, 1942. One known Desert victory, his 14th, a P-40E 10 km southwest of Zembra on 19 April, 1943. His 15th, a Spitfire 5 km south of Gela. Both while in 6 Staffel. Magnus, 20 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories.
2683 Weyer, AlfredOfw8/29/1919Neubrunn3/KG-40Fw 200C-6 Werk # 0220 "F8 + GL" (lost 3/31/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 31 March, 1944; failed to return from a mission over the North Sea, approximately 400 km northwest of Lofoten Island. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Hermann Küdon, geb 6/20/1919, Co-pilot; Ofw Erwin Löhr, geb 2/9/1915, R/O 1; Fw Albert Zielinski, geb 10/21/1919, R/O 2; Ofw Josef Glasstetter, geb 12/17/1917, Mech; Ogefr Rudolf Bringemeier, geb 4/40/1923, Gunner and Fw Hans Drescher, geb 4/5/1919, Obs. Source: B.Bines.
2684 Weymar, Karl HansHptm5/8/1915JävenitzIII/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360017 "F8 + ??" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 22 July, 1942 at Merignac when he collided with an Fw 200C-4, Wk# 0136 (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He collided with another Fw 200C-4 piloted by Fw Alfred Karl Praschl (KIC). See Praschl for additional detail. Hptm Weymar buried in the German War Cem, Berneuil (Fr), Blk 4, Row 20, Gr 937. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Ludwig Rodert, R/O, no known grave and Gefr Siegfried Wetzel, Gnr, bur in Berneuil Blk 4, Row 18, Gr 815 (D.Drury).
2685 Wichler, RobertFwWekusta 26 He 111H-3 Werk # 3183 "5M + A" (lost 8/18/41) Meteorological Operational Clasp KIA 18 August, 1941 after failing to return from a meteorological mission covering Oryol-Vyazma-Kalinin. His ac was attacked by a LaGG-3 of IAP 24, piloted by Lt Pavel Vasilyevich Demenchuk. Lt Demenchuk ran out of ammunition and was killed when he rammed the He 111. The crew were able to bail, however the body of Fw Wichler was discovered in the wreckage of his ac, no VDK listing. The crash location believed to be NW of Medyn, Kaluga Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Insp.K. August Hillike, Obs (POW); Fw Hans Schöpflin, R/O (MIA) and Fw Eduard Busemann, Flt Engr (POW). Both Fw Schöpflin and Fw Busemann are commenorated in the War Cem Duchowschtschina, Russia (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dickler.
2686 Wick, HansUffzFl.ü.G.-1Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160838 (lost 1/5/44)Pilot BadgeKIC 5 January, 1944 at Zell, while on a delivery flight, caus unknown.
2687 Widmann, HansHptmKdr II/JG-54 (9/40), Kdr I/KG-54 (10/41 S.U.)He 111P, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8665 "B3 + CB" (lost 10/25/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 25 October, 1941, cause and location unknown. Source: A. Mebius.
2688 Wieher, Hans Wedige vonLt22(J)/LG-2 (39), 2/JG-27 (5/40)Bf 109D in LG-2, Bf 109E in JG-27 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-24 in the Lubien area, 9 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane over Maastricht, 12 May, 1940. Alternate spelling: Weiher.
2689 Wieland, WilhelmOblt1/22/19156/KG-55 He 111P Werk # unk "G1 + HP" (lost 8/16/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 16 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of No.1 & No.615 Sq's., piloted by S/L David Pemberton and P/O Keith Lofts, respectively. The ac force landed at Bramber, Sussex. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Langstrof, Obs (POW); Uffz Werner Appell, R/O (POW); Uffz Anton Hattendorf, Flt Engr (KIA) and Uffz Gerhard Pulver, Gnr (WIA & DOW 8/19/40). The two deceased buried at CC, Plot 6, Row 4. Hattendorf Gr 80, Pulver Gr 81 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2690 Wiersbowski, HansFw1/KG-54 (Sicily)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142371 "B3 + FH" (lost 3/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Catania-Villacidro 9 March, 1943, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
2691 Wiese,HptmStfkpt 5/SKG-10 (5/43 Sicily)Fw 190A-5/U8Attack Operational ClaspBelieved to have replaced Oblt Hans Keller. Source: Collin Fuller.
2692 Wieser, HansGefrErg/JG-51 (France)Bf 109E Werk # 0976 (lost 12/31 40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 31 December, 1940; crashed at Arachon on a non-operational flight, no cause reported. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
2693 Wieser, Hans JoachimHptm4(F)/11 (11/43), Stfkpt 3(F)/122 (12/43-8/44)Ju 88D, Ju 188, Me 410AObserver Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1944 (R.Randall) & Wiki Luft data.
2694 Wiesmüller, HansUffz10/1/1919Stettin8/KG-3Do 17 Werk # 3439 "5K + DS" (lost 4/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 23 April, 1941when his ac was brought down by AA fire in the vicinity of Corinth Greece. Remaining crew: Gefr Willi Wruck, Obs; Gefr Joachim Otto, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Herding, Gnr. The ac is believed to have come down into the Gulf of Corinth. The crew are buried in the War Cem., Dionyssos-Rapendoza. Uffz Wiesmüller, Crypt 3, Row 2, Platte 6; Gefr Wruck, Crypt 3, Row 2, Platte 6; Gefr Otto, Crypt 2, Row 3, Platte 10 and Ogefr Herding, Crypt 3, Row 2, Platte6 (D.Drury).
2695 Wild, StefanUffz5/20/19205/KG-3 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4639 "5K + FN" (lost 4/22/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 22 April, 1942 at Mjatlewskaja, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Hans Strössner, R/O and Gefr Hermann Schmid, Gnr. The name of the observer is unknown at this time. Uffz Wild and Gefr Schmid are confirmed MIA, and are commemorated in the German War Cem at Duchowschtschina, Russia. No VDK match for Uffz Strossner (D.Drury).
2696 Wilde, HansObltStfkpt 8/StG-77 (Greece)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5596 "F1 + AN" (lost 4/22/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 April, 1941 after making an emergency landing at Eleusis. Ju 87 Loss List
2697 Wilde, HansHptmIII/KG-26 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822575 "??" (lost 9/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 9 September, 1943 when he hit an obstruction east of Bizanet (Ju 88 Loss List).
2698 Wilhelm, GeorgHptmStab/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 883691 "1H + EA" (lost 8/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 August, 1941 after being hit by destroyer AA fire along the Northumberland coast. Their port engine was hit but continued to run. Thinking they could make it home, however, five minutes later, the engine failed. The AC was ditched just north of Holy Island. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Hans Hilpert, Observer, Uffz Otto Siedel, wireless operator and Ogefr Franz Schmidt, gunner.
2699 Wilhelm, HansUffzFFS B 13Si 204D-1 Werk # 321248 "BH + FP" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC in December, 1943 by Waffenrod, Thüringen, no further detail. Remaining crew(KIC): Uffz Walter Albin, R/O and Ofw Hans Escherich, Mechanic. In addition, there were three students, all KIC also. Jager Blatt 1/2005.
2700 Wilhelm, Hans JoachimOblt5/25/1922Grossenhain1/KG-100 3/42 S.U.), 10/KG-100 (8/43), 12/KG-100 (12/43), TO 9/KG-1 (5/44)He 111H-6 Werk # 7426 (dam 11/18/42), He 177 (lost 4/13/45) RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIC 13 April, 1945; killed when he crashed an He 177 near Beilrode in the Torgau District during a transfer flight from Rechlin to Lechfeld, cause unexplained. He is buried in the cemetery in Beilrode. 400 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.

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