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2601 Maggiore-Baldwin, FilippoSgt51 Stormo CTMc.205 (lost 8/3/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHit while attacking rail yards at Hutovo Yugoslavia on 3 August, 1944. Rescued by partisans and retd to his unit 22 days later. No injuries reported. Source" Yugo crashes-Shrani.
2602 Magin, HermannOblt6/25/1916Otterbach9/KG-76 (Channel)Do 17 (dam 8/18/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1940; critically wounded in the chest during a low-level attack on the RAF base at Kenley. The unconscious Magin was removed from his seat by R/O Uffz Hans Strahlendorf and Flt Engr Fw Willi Henke, the Observer & RK Holder, Lt Wilhelm Friedrich Illg flew the ac back to St Omer airfield, where he made a wheels up landing. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: Magin buried in the German War Cem. Bourdon Fr., Blk 7, Row 17, Gr 350 (D.Drury).
2603 Magnusson, Gustaf ErikMajFinland6Kdr LeLv-24 (1/40 Joutseno, 7/41 Vesivehmaa, Finland), LeR-3Fokker D.XXI "FR-99" "Black 1" (1/40), Brewster B-239 "BW-380" (7/41), F2A Buffalo
Mannerheim Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
168 missions; deceased 27 December, 1993 (H. Breuer). Neulen and Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 5.5 victories. Magnus, 1.5 victories.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Gustaf Erik Magnusson (8 December 1902 Ylitornio – 27 December 1993 Helsinki) was a Finnish major general and Mannerheim Cross Knight. He was the commander of the No. 24 Squadron and Flying Regiment 3 during World War II. He also flew 158 sorties as a fighter pilot and shot down 5 1/2 enemy aircraft. Admitted to course number 6 on 1 December 1923. After completing the course, he was assigned to Naval Flight Squadron 30 on 30 September 1925. Magnusson was promoted to lieutenant on 14 May 1927. Magnusson served in several military assignments in the 1930s, including the Air Force Headquarters. He was promoted to the rank of captain on 30 November 1932. Between 1936 and 1937, Magnusson was twice ordered to the Netherlands, where he tested aircraft that had been offered to the Finnish Air Force and evaluated their air combat qualifications and flight characteristics. In 1938, Magnusson spent three months in Germany and learned German fighter tactics.

Magnusson was appointed squadron commander for No. 24 Squadron on 21 November 1938. During the Winter War, Magnusson, newly promoted to the rank of major, flew several combat flights with the squadron, achieving four victories. In the beginning of the Continuation War, on 10 November 1941, Magnusson was promoted to colonel, and at the same time he was barred from flying combat missions. He worked as the commander of No. 24 Squadron until May 1943, when he was appointed command of Flight Regiment 3, a position he held until the end of the Continuation War. Magnusson was proposed the Mannerheim Cross for the first time in August 1941, but the proposal did not go through. By recommendation of the Air Force Commander, JF Lundqvist, he was given the Mannerheim Cross on 23 June 1944 (Number 129). Magnusson resigned from the Air Force on 17 March 1946. After his military career, he served as the director of a bank in Helsinki. He was promoted to the rank of major-general on 4 June 1993. Gustaf Magnusson died on 27 December 1993. He is buried at the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki. (Source: Wikipedia)
2604 Mahal, KarlLt5/25/191863/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731733 "Yellow 11" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1944 west of Riga S.U.. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 23 February, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 20 August, 1944. A 4th, an La-5 on 24 September, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 30 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. Magnus shows the Given Name as Kurt.
2605 Mahlkuch, HansLt1614/JG-77 (Norway)Bf 109E-3 Werk# 1118 "Red 5" (lost 8/23/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 August, 1941 near Ura-Guba, by a Soviet fighter of the 72nd Composite Aviation Regt., flown by Lt. Leonid Zhdanov. Mombeek MIA List. Magnus is the source for the 16 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 16 victories also.
2606 Mai, FriedrichUffz6/4/1922Scheidelwitz27/JG-51 (9/42 S.U.; 8/44 France)Bf 109F & G in 42, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680838 "Blue 21" (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944; Combat with Spitfires, crashed at Mont St Jean, near Mortain. Buried Mont de Huisnes, Room 174 Grave 14. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 22 September, 1942. His first known Western victory, a P-47 SW of Vire on 30 July, 1944, a Gefr at the time. Magnus, 9 victories. Alternate spelling: May
2607 Mai, GeorgUffz4/JG-77 (8/43 Med; 3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20385 (15% dam 8/4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161036 "White 3 + -" (lost 3/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Civitavecchia (Bf 109 Loss List). Mai was uninjured in an emergency landing near Nicastra on 4 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage.
2608 Mai, GerhardLt151/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Pe-2 on 15 June, 1943. Nos. 2 & 3, two Il-2s (m.H.) at Moltschanoye on 14 August, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 NE of Bogoduchoff on 16 August, 1943. A 5th, a Boston III at Radul on 25 October, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) at Kiev on 6 November, 1943. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 26 March, 1944. An 8th, a LaGG-5 on 30 April, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, both Il-2s (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. An 11th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 August, 1944. Nos. 12-14, a Yak-9 and two Il-2s on 4 September, 1944. A 15th, an Il-2 on 6 September, 1944.
2609 Mai, LotharOfw457/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7354 (or 7357) "White 9" (lost 8/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1943; collided with another Fw 190 SE of Ssewsk (Pl.Qu. 43844), piloted by Lt Günther Schack, Stfkpt 7/JG-51, who was able to return his damaged AC back to base. [ This has since been corrected suggesting he collided with an enemy AC ] His first known victory, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-4 on 5 June, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-4 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A P-39, a LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. Four LaGG-5s and an Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 11 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 14 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 July, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 17 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 20 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (both m.H.) on 26 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 27 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 30 July, 1943. Four LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-3 on 4 August, 1943. May have achieved the rank of Lt.. Magnus, 45 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories. A 2nd Bowers/Lednicer entry states 90 victories, most likey an error.
2610 Mai, RudolfUffz1/ZG-26Bf 110C-2 Werk # unk (lost 8/18/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA (believed KIA) 18 August, 1940; sd over southern England by a Hurricane of No.32 Sq., piloted by P/O John Flinders. The ac crashed at Rough Common, Harbledown, Kent. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Gebauer, also MIA (believed KIA). The burning ac consumed the crew, making them unidentifiable (Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury).
2611 Maier, AugustLtStab III/JG-2 (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational Clasp
2612 Maier, ErnstLt1/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1324 "9K + EH" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Tuapse 10 August, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
2613 Maier, F.Uffz1/TG-4Ar 96B-1 Werk # 425262 "-U + CF" (interned 8/30/44)Transport Operational ClaspHe deserted 30 August, 1944; interned after crash landing at Loderup, 25 km E of Ystad (J. Schadskaje).
2614 Maier, HansFw12/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161102 "RP + FX" (lost 1/13/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 13 January, 1944 during aerial combat over Rome; bailed safely. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
2615 Maier, RudolfHptmStfkpt 9/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4096 "F1 + KT" (lost 8/15/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew when he exploded in flight over Stalingrad 15 August, 1942 (Ju 88 Loss List).
2616 Maihofer, ReinhardUffz6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20072 "Yellow 8" (lost 8/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1943; crashed at Bissenhausen/Oldenburg due to engine damage. Alternate spelling: Maihöfer.
2617 Mail, EngelbertUffz3/ZG-26Bf 110 (lost 8/6/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC 6 August, 1940; crashed at Auxy-le-Chateau, no further detail (J. Schadskaje).
2618 Mairhofer, WolfgangUffz4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430668 "7A + UM" (lost 8/19/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Lothar Huber and two other unnamed crew 19 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2619 Mais, HelmutFw3/JG-54 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1506 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1943; aerial combat with Il-2s NE of Karachev.
2620 Maisch, KarlOfw264/NJG-3 (9/42), 11/NJG-5 (6/43), 2/NJG-100 (9/43)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, perhaps his 1st & 2nd, both Wellingtons on 21 September, 1942. Two Lancasters into the sea on 17 January, 1943. Two more victories, a Lanc and a Stirling into the sea on 3 March, 1943. Another, a Wellington into the sea on 9 March, 1943. Another, a Whitley southwest of St. Meine on 11 June, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 8 km N of Yassinovka on 20 July, 1943. A DB-3 at Saporotnya on the night of 18-19 September, 1943. Two Wellingtons on 21 September, 1943. An R-5 N of Neu-Augustinowka on the night of 3-4 October, 1943. A Wellington 10 km NW of Alexandrowo (Balkans) on 7 May, 1944. A Wellington 10 km SW of Som Hungary on 12 June, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Lom (Balkans/Danube) on 10 August, 1944. A Soviet PS-84 the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Four Soviet DB-3s the night of 7-8 October, 1944. Two B-24s 30 km NE of Tarnow on 16 October, 1944. Two Li-2s S of Poprat the night of 23-24 October, 1944. Magnus; victory count may be 28.
2621 Maisel,LtI/ZG-26Bf 110 (dam 8/13/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPilot reported uninjured in an operational crash at St Omer 13 August, 1940.
2622 Maisenger, KlausOfwIV/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk # (150) 1119 (lost 8/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1943; sd NE of Karachev, possibly the victim of the 18th GIAP, led by Capt Zamorin.
2623 Maiwald, ManfredUffz148/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140055 (lost 1/7/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-39 at Malaja Wiska. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 26 May, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 September, 1943. A 5th & 6th, two Il-2s (m.H.) on 10 October, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 on 11 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG on 24 October, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, a Pe-2 and a P-39 on 28 October, 1943. An 11th, a Pe-2 on 29 October, 1943. A 12th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 November, 1943. A 13th, a LaGG on 28 November, 1943. A 14th, an Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Verchniy on 20 December, 1943.
2624 Makosch, EkkehardtLt5/JG-2 (12/40)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12827(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1941 in aerial combat with Spitfires 4 km south of Calais.
2625 Makowiak, Berndt5/19/1921KG-100 Hs 293, Do 217E-5, Do 217K-2 and He 177A-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Participated on all fronts. Deceased 13 August, 1998 (Jager Blatt Obituary). Alternate spelling: Mackowiak.
2626 Malapert-Neufville, Peter-Ferdinand Freiherr von Lt2/11/192258/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 7/JG-54 (9/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2s; Wk#s 12619 "White or Black 8" (lost), # 9686 "White 1" (lost 9/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 11 September, 1941 after being shot down by MiG 3s, while in 7 Staffel, flying Werk# 9686 over Jan-Jedrow east of Ilmensee(Lake Ilmen). After his capture, he was persuaded to join with the Soviets, and he penned leaflets encouraging his comrades to surrender. While in 8 Staffel, on 30 June, 1941, he was shot down over Dünaburg S.U. in Werk# 12619 and carried as MIA, but returned shortly thereafter. His first known victory, two Soviet SB-2s on 26 June, 1941. Nos 3 & 4, both DB-3s on 30 June, 1941. His 5th, an I-16 on 23 August, 1941. He was a close friend of Ostermann. Deceased 23 September, 1999.
2627 Malecki, VladislawOgefr2/JG-52Bf 109E-1 "Red 1" (lost 8/26/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940 when he was shot down by Hurricanes and Spitfires over Ramsgate, crashing near Acol, while on a "Free Hunt" mission to Ramsgate. Source: Wings to Victory & D.Drury.
2628 Malm, WillibaldUffz1/19/1923612/JG-26 (1/44 France), II/JG-26 (5/45)Fw 190A-6 (1/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165541 "Blue 5" (lost), Fw 190A-8 & D-9 in II Grp 45
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 May , 1945 when he flew into internment in Kristainsand, Norway with several other JG-26 pilots. WIA 20 August, 1944 when he was hit by light flak in his "Blue 5" near Rouen. He bailed successfully after reaching friendly territory. One known victory, a P-38 E of Lisieaux on 4 July, 1944. Deceased 12 December, 1998.
2629 Maltzahn, Baron Günther von Henri Obst10/20/1910Wodarg, Pomerania68Stab II/JG-53 (39), Kdr II/JG-53 (8/40 Dinan-Guernsey), Kdr /JG-53 (9/40 Cherbourg-Eaples), JafüBf 109E-1 Werk #1347"4" (lost 5/4/40 tech dif, pilot OK), Bf 109F-2s Wk# 5484 & Wk# 8311 (both 30% 6/41) and Wk #s 6683 and 8326 (also 30% dam 7/15/41), both "Black <<-+-", Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7282 "Black <<-+-" (lost 5/11/42) RK(12/30/40)-EL(7/24/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)
EP(3/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/"400"
His first victory, a Potez 63 near Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. A 2nd, a Morane 406 SW of Saargemünd on 31 October, 1939. A 3rd, a Morane SW of Saargemünd on 31 March, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire S of Swanage on 8 August, 1940. Became an "Ace" on 16 August, 1940, downing a Spitfire, no location. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires in the London/Dungeness area on 27 September, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire between Dover & Calais on 19 April, 1941. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot, shot down by an I-15, and made a forced landing on 15 July, 1941, after his radiator was hit. His 50th victory, a Hurricane on 19 December, 1941, piloted by American F/O Pete Steele of RAF No.126 Sq., downed over Malta. Shot down in his F-4 on 11 May, 1942, probably by F/O Nash, and rescued by a Seenot aircraft. His 1st Soviet victory, a DB-3 NW of Brest-Litovsk on 22 June, 1941. His 68th, a P-40 over Tunisia on 4 January, 1943. 2nd Luft Squadron to achieve 1000 aerial victories under his leadership. Promoted to Jafu OberItalien & Staff positions for the remainder of the war. Deceased 24 June, 1953 in Düsseldorf. 497 combat missions, 33 victories in Russia.
2630 Mang, PaulUffz79/JG-53 (Reggio-Emilia, It; 7/44 Lippspringe)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 6 + I" (Italy 10/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a B-17 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. Another victory, not numbered in the OKL Report, a B-24 50 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. His 3rd per OKL, a P-40 over Italy on 7 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 70 km NW of Baden on 3 August, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 on 24 August, 1944, no location given. His 6th, a B-17G Ser # 42-32048 "Mary" of 20th BS at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
2631 Mangelsdorf, RudolfOfw10III/NJG-2, 12/NJG-3 (4/43)Bf 110 or Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Stirling III "BF506" of RNZAF No. 75 Sq., piloted by F/O Alan Gray Tolley the night of 20/21 April, 1943. The Stirling crashed at Bögballe, 15 km north of Vejle, Denmark, killing the crew of seven. A 3rd, a Stirling off Helgoland on 29 April, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 on 4 January, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 at Hoya-Loningen on 11 January, 1944. A 6th, a "4 mot" W of Breda on 21 July, 1944. A 7th, a "4 mot" W of Kiel on 26 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Magelsdorf. Magnus Report, 13 victories. Boiten, 10 victories.
2632 Mann, KurtUffz6/7/1921Bellheim39/JG-77 (4/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731791 "Red 1" (lost 8/10/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 10 August, 1944 when he collided with another A-8, piloted by Uffz Wilhelm Wölper (WIA of 3/JG-1), during landing at Oysonville France. Buried Champigny-St Andre, Block 17, Row 21, Gr 1133. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 over Romania on 15 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 in the Balkans on 21 April, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Domfront on 5 August, 1944.
2633 Mann, RudiUffz 8/KG-30 (8/43 Aalborg West), 9/KG-30 (4/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2045 "4D + GU (90% dam), Ju 88A Werk # 884536 (lost 4/19/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea 35 km NW of Zeebrugge, 100km E of Bradwell Bay, Essex, Holland on 19 April, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). An earlier crash in Werk # 2045 happened during a training exercise on 31 August, 1943, when he unintentionally touched the ground at Kraghede, 5 km southeast of Bronderslev Denmark and crashed. The unnamed R/O escaped injury, the others suffered minor injuries. Remaining crew: Karl Rethorst, Obs and Arthur Seefelder, Gunner (Source: Air War oiver Denmark). Added: They were sd by a Mosquito XII "ME-X" of No.488 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr J.A.S.Hall. MIA were Uffz Mann, Uffz G.Gerlach, Obs and Uffz K.Wilhelm, Mech. KIA was the R/O, Uffz Horst Kaschinsky, geb 12/26/1916 in Schneidemühl. His body washed ashore near Callantsoog, 8 June, 1944; bur initially at Huisduinen Cem, Den Helder, then Ysselsteyn in 1949, location AD-10-247 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
2634 Mannetstetter,Lt78/JG-2 (6/43), 9/JG-2 (9/43), 12/JG-2 (3/44Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Whitley V on 3 June, 1943 at Biscay Bay. A 2nd, a P-51 on 12 June, 1943 NW of Ile de Batz. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 31 August, 1943. Same day, a Spitfire XII. A 5th, a Spitfire on 11 September, 1943. A 6th, a B-17 SW of West Ulm on 18 March, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at Hochstenbach on 21 October, 1944. This seems to be Hermann Mannestetter, above, and Hermann Mannstetter, below.
2635 Mannstetter, HermannUffz2Erg/JG-West (France 8/42)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6447 (95% dam 8/26/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing attempt at St Isidore on 26 August, 1942 due to an engine fire on a non-operational flight. Also see Mannetstetter above.
2636 Manske, O.UffzNJG-2Ju 88 (lost 8/25/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed on Utrechtseweg in Hilversum Holland on 25 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2637 Manz, HansFw49/JG-53 (1/43), 8/JG-53 (8/43)Bf 109 F & G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known Desert victories, both Bostons; one 30 km northeast of Bizerta, the other 20 km northeast of Bizerta, both on 29 January, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over Italy, 20 August, 1943. One of the Bostons may have been unconfirmed, since the OKL says the P-38 was his 2nd victory. OKL says his 3rd victory, a P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943.
2638 Manz, WalterLt8/7/191989/JG-53 (6/42 Africa), Stffüh 12/JG-53 (1/18/45 Kirrlach)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10111 (45% dam 6/26/42), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462867 "Blue 8 + -" (lost 1/25/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 January, 1945, when on a Work Flight, he was shot down at Kirrlach/Wiesenthal by a P-51 (Klaus Deschner). WIA 26 June, 1942 during a bombing at Sidi-Barrani (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Nasham 4 May, 1942. His 2nd, a P-38 over Italy on 20 August, 1943. A 3rd, another p-38 over Italy on 30 August, 1943. Another known victory, a P-47 on 9 January, 1945. Magnus. His victories may be as high as 12.
2639 Marbach, FranzFw7/NJG-5Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4713 (lost 8/7/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 7 August, 1943 at Gabbert, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
2640 Marbrück,Oblt19/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling 2 km south of Rotterdam on 13 August, 1942.
2641 Marchfelder, Richard RimaLt10Flugzeugführer & TO in II/ZG-1 (redesig III/ZG-76, 6/40, Laval France)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3267 "2N + CC" (lost 8/16/40)EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by SqLdr Sandy Johnstone. Marchfelder and his R/O, Ogefr Herbert Jentzsch were able to bail from their burning 110 (with much difficulty) and became POWs. The AC belonged to III/ZG-76. The AC, "Ursula", crashed at Droke, east of East Dean, NE of Chichester, Sussex. Jager Blatt 2/1998 & D.Drury. Survived the war living in Connecticut until his death on 12 May, 1989. He wrote many humorous flier stories and cartoon drawings for Jager Blatt. Added: one source suggests he had 10 victories, of which three were Dutch. I found no such victories on the OKL Claims List.
2642 Marci, WernerLtStab I/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110187 "L1 + WB" (lost 8/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1943 after colliding with another Ju 87D-3, Wk# 31210, piloted by Uffz Wilhelm Göhner of 1 Staffel, also MIA with crew. DK-G Awards List
2643 Margstein, WalterOfw36/JG-53 (10/39 Mannheim-Sandhofen), 6/JG-53 (6/40), FlgzFr 6/JG-53 (3/41), 4/JG-53 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109D, Bf 109E (lost 8/40), Bf 109F-2 (3/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5714 "White 4 + -" (lost 7/8/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/25/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 July, 1941 during aerial combat over Slawkowitzky. He managed to bail but had insufficient height for his chute to open (Prien). WIA 25 August, 1940 during aerial combat 15 km southwest of Portland, crashing into the Channel. Bailed safely and rescued by ASR (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 151 8 km east of Compiegne, 7 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km SW of Portland on 25 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 at Bedanciai on 22 June, 1941. Magnus, 7 victories. Alternate spelling: Markstein (109 Loss List).
2644 Mark, FritzUffz48/JG-53 (3/43 Med; 8/43 Italy & Tunisia), 7/JG-53 (3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18589 "Black 11 + I" (dam 8/19/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18716 "Black 12 + I" (10% dam 8/28/43; WIA, combat w/P-38 at Grazzaniese), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162569 "White 1 + I" (lost 4/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires 30km WNW of Cassino. WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat near the Grazzaniese airfield. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 25 March, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 6 km southwest of Mateur on 17 April, 1943. His 3rd, a Boston at Terracina Italy on 15 March, 1944. A 4th, a Spitfire in the Alban Hills on 27 March, 1944.
2645 Marker,Fw17/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling at Stab Helenne-en-Temps on 25 August, 1942.
2646 Markert, KarlLt8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (lost 8/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 14 August, 1944; all six unnamed crew killed in a crash, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: It has been reported that the ac was making a low level pass near the airfield when a wingtip hit he ground causing the crash at Malvik, killing all but two of the crew, Ogefr's Horst Thelemann and Walter Küster. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Rudolf Biberger, 1st Pilot; Uffz Helmut Meyer; Uffz Erich Pfeifer; Uffz Frido Max Sander; Uffz Heinz Neubauer and Prufm Gustav Walther. All buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
2647 Markl, JohannUffz711/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15839 "Black 10" (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1943 after aerial combat NE of Karatschew. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 12 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 Julu, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. Nos. 5 & 6, both Pe-2s on 17 July, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943.
2648 Märklstetter, HansLt2Flugzeugführer 6/JG-53 (2/42 Cosimo; 11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109F-4 Trop, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10655 "Black 2 + -" (lost 11/17/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 November, 1942 after combat with enemy fighters in the Bone area. One known victory, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1942. A 2nd Spitfire 10 km north of La Calla N. Africa on 16 November, 1942. Alternate spelling: Marklstetter.
2649 Markowski, WilhelmUffz3/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 412134 "F1 + HL" (lost 8/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 9 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2650 Marquardt, Heinz 'Negus'Lt12/29/1922Braunsberg, Ostpreussen121 6/JG-105 (6/43 Villacoublay Nord), 10/JG-51 (8/43), 11/JG-51 (10/43), 13/JG-51 (4/45) Bf 109G-6/R6 (8/43), Bf 109D-9 Werk # 213097 "White 11" in 13/JG-51 (accident damage 4/30/45) RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/10/44)
EP(7/26/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 May, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 41 Sq.. He bailed successfully, landing next to a hospital, where he spent the remainder of the war, and eventually a POW by the Americans. This was the 8th time he was shot down. 16 Unconfirmed victories. 320 missions. 1 victory, a Spitfire, in the East. His first victory on the Eastern Front on 2 October, 1943. A Yak-1 W of Pjatichatka on 28 October, 1943. An Il-2 at Loschkarevka on 21 November, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 10 January, 1944. Three R-5s on 29 April, 1944. Once achieved twelve victories in one day. His 100th victory, one of two Yak-3s this date, was obtained in his "White 11" on 14 April, 1945. Nos. 101 to 103, two P-39s and a Yak-3 on 15 April, 1945. Nos. 104 & 105, both Yak-3s on 16 April, 1945. Nos. 106 to 109, two Il-2s and two Yak-3s on 18 April, 1945. Four Yak-3s on 24 April, 1945 while on a delivery flight. A Yak-3 on 27 April, 1945. An Il-2 on 29 April, 1945. A Yak-1 and two Il-2s on 8 August, 1944. Nine victories on 7 October, 1944. His 121st and last victory, a Spitfire on 1 May, 1945. He retired in Frankfurt after a Bundesluftwaffe and Condor career. Deceased 19 December, 2003. Photo
2651 Märschel, BernhardFw16/JG-2 (8/41)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941.
2652 Marschhausen, GüntherFhjGefr66 & 5/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5954 (lost 6/25/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5896 "Black 7 + -" (lost 8/13/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 August, 1941 after being hit by ship flak south of Otschakow. Reported MIA 25 June, 1941 after aerial combat at Roman. The AC was destroyed when he crash landed without injury. Source: Bf 109 Loss List. His 1st known victory, a Hurricane at Malemes on 25 May, 1941 (Perry Claims). On 10 August, 1941, he shot down three Soviet fighters.
2653 Marstaller, WolfgangLt11/NJG-4, II/NJG-4 (8/44 St Trond)Ju 88 (lost 8/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 18/19 August, 1944, crashing 2 km east of St Trond airfield, cause unknown (Boiten). Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Erhard Hurny (KIC 1/12/1921) and Gnr Ogefr Kurt Dietzmann (WIA 10/29/1920). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Landrecies on 9 May, 1944.
2654 Marten, KurtUffz12/15/1919Bernsee3(F)/22 (FP Griwotschki)Ju 88A Werk # 1185 "4N + DL" (lost 8/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1941 while on a reconnaissance mission, crashed 36km SW of Stataya, Russa, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: StbsFw Walter Ludwig Erhardt, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Hausmann, R/O and Uffz Otto Erich Rudolf Fritz Müller, Gnr. No VDK burial info, however their graves believed to be at Dno, Russia (D.Drury).
2655 Martens,Oblt13/JG-106Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 N of Mulheim on 17 August, 1943.
2656 Martens, AugustFw2/JG-77 (5/42/S.U.), ERLA Industrial Staffel (Duerne 5/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4092 ""White 7" (lost 5/8/42), Bf 109F-1 Werk # 8055 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspReported MIA 8 May, 1942 after making a crash landing at Bafra Turkey as a result of a fuel leak from combat, pilot repatriated later (Özkan Türker). Uninjured 4 May, 1943 after being shot down opposing American bombers in the Anrwerp area. He made a force landing at Clinge. Wings to Victory
2657 Martens, GüntherLt4/NJG-3Do 217J Werk # 1290 "D5 + OM" (lost 8/8/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 8 August, 1942; crashed 400m off Wenningstedt, 5km N of Westerland.
2658 Märtens, Hans HerbertOblt67/JG-51 (4/41), JG-3Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944 (Magnus). His first victory, a Hurricane 20 km N of Dunkirk on 29 April, 1941, an Obfhr at the time. Magnus, 6 victories. Alternate spelling: Maertens.
2659 Martin, HeinzUffz27/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20758 "Black <1" (lost 10/8/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 October, 1943 after aerial combat with Soviet fighters; crashed into the sea. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 30 August, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 8 October, 1943.
2660 Martin, MaxOfw83/ZG-26, Instr Duty, 8/JG-26 (11/40 Channel), Instr. DutyBf 110 in ZG-26, Bf 109E "Blk 2", Bf 109F-2 "Black 4", Bf 109F-4 Wk # 7122 "Black 3 + I" (lost 9/17/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 September, 1941 when he collided with a Spitfire over St. Omer. He bailed successfully, but was out of combat for the rest of the year. Came to JG-26 with 3 victories while in ZG-26, with 29 combat missions. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Etaples on 17 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire west of Boulogne on 21 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire at St. Omer on 2 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire at St Omer on 9 July, 1941. A 5th, a P-40 into the sea west of Le Touquet on 20 July, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire at St Omer/Longuenesse airfield on 17 September, 1941. An 8th, a P-38 at Lisieux-Bernay on 4 July, 1944. Flugbuch (1/39 to 8/43).
2661 Martinek, KurtOblt5III/NJG-3, II/NJG-1, I/NJG-4, 9/NJG-4, 3/NJG-5Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3/4 November, 1942 at Neudorf, 5 km NW of Stendal (Magnus). One known victory, a Stirling I of RAF No. 7 Sq. at Berzee (Namur), 14 km NW of Philippeville Belgium, near Thy le Chateau, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Wellington III of RAF No. 419 Sq. at Petit-Doische (Namur), 2 km WNW of Givet France the night of 28-29 August, 1942. A 3rd, a Halifax II of RAF No. 405 Sq. at Lesve, 12 km southwest of Namur Belgium the night of 2-3 September, 1942. His 4th, same day, a Wellington III of RAF No. 419 Sq. at Warnant, 9 km NNW of Dinant Belgium. A 5th, his 3rd this same night, a Lancaster I of RAF No. 49 Sq. at Abee (Liege), 12 km SE of Huy Belgium.
2662 Martinoli, Teresio VittorioSgt Maj (Offz Cand)3/26/1917 Novara, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 22366a, 151o Gruppo, 53o Stormo; 384a, 157o Gruppo; 78a; 84a; 73a, 9o Gruppo, 4o Stormo (Gela 7/42)CR.42, MC.200, MC.202 III (MM7764) "Red 4" (7/42), MC.205V, P-39 (lost 8/25/44)
Italian Silver & Gold Medals for Military Valor

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 (H. Breuer) Added: KIFA crashing into the Mediterranean Sea during a familiarization flight in the P-39 Aircobra (M.deWolf).
2663 Marx,Uffz24/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Diepholz on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 SW of Verden on 19 May, 1944. This may be Heinz Marx in 8/JG-11 in August, 1944.
2664 Marx, FriedelUffz2/JG-54 (8/44 France)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170958 "Red 5" (lost 8/6/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat NE of Beaumont. NOTE: The name Friedel is generally a southern German surname, not a given name. "Friedel" may have been a nickname for another of the Marx pilots. Luft Offz Careers has his rank as Lt in 5/43, like Wolf Dietrich!
2665 Marx, HeinzUffz8/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165475 "White 5" (dam 8/15/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Bretigny on 15 August, 1944 due to a technical failure.
2666 Marx, HorstLt19192JG-52, III/EG-210, Stfkpt 3(Jabo)/Erpro. 210 (7/40 Channel)Bf 110D-0 (7/40), Bf 109E-4/B "Yellow 3" (lost 8/15/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW: Shot down 15 August, 1940 by a Hurricane of RAF No. 32 Sq, and bailed successfully, the ac crashed at Frant, Sussex, England. His one known victory, a Hurricane over the Sea off Dover on 27 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 12 August, 1940, no location. Horst is the brother of Wolf Dietrich Marx where Horst sends a Christmas card to his "Brother" in 1939. I have the photo.
2667 Marx, PaulLt54/JG-2 (9/41; 9/43 Reich Def), 7/JG-2 (1/44)Bf 109F in 41, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19637 (50% dam 9/3/43), Fw 190A-3 in 12/43
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 September, 1943 in his G-6 during aerial combat at Origny. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. Another, a Spitfire at Albert/Le Treport on 6 September, 1942. Another, a P-38 5 km east of El Jefna on 26 December, 1942. A 4th, a Spitfire 800 m N of Longvillers on 17 August, 1943. A 5th, a P-47 at Fumay on 29 January, 1944.
2668 Marx, Wolf DietrichOblt7/15/1922I/JG-54 (S.U. 42-43)Bf 109G-2, Fw 190A-4 & 5
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze (7/10/43)
He was awarded his Pilot certificate on 29 December, 1941. Also awarded the 4 Year Service Medal. His Brother, Horst served in Erpro 210 and was sd and POW in August, 1940.
2669 Marx, WolfgangLt Ferry Pilot, 4/JG-26 (joins 5/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173023 "Blue 14" (lost 8/13/44)Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 14" with a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. He took a full burst of 4 50 cals from pilot Lt. Lee Webster, and immediately made a "dead mans turn" to the right. Referred to as "a splendid wingman, the boy could fly" by Oblt Hans Hartigs.
2670 Marz, WilhelmLt212/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 5 km SE of Voronovo on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 10 km NE of Woronowo on 3 August, 1943.
2671 Masberg, ErnstUffz6/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
2672 Mascher, LudwigLt16/JG-2, 4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit (3/45)Bf 109F, Fw 190A, Bf 109G & K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His ultimate fate "unknown" per Arno Rose. One known victory, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
2673 Maschlanka, Georg HeinzUffzErg/JG-Ost (Poland)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4175 95% dam 8/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 August, 1942 when he crashed at Alt-Seidel due to a servicing fault on a non-operational flight.
2674 Massmann, MatthiasUffz8/11/19123JG-51, 7/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6316 "White 6 + I" (lost 9/9/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 September, 1940 after suffering engine damage during aerial combat and force landing at Coppers Field, Flimwell. One known victory, his 1st, a Fokker XXI over Rotterdam, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Spitfires E of Maidstone on 29 August, 1940. Deceased 14 October, 2003.
2675 Matoni, WalterMajor6/27/1917Duisburg349/JG-27 (6/40), 6/JG-26 (8/41), Stafkpt 5/JG-26, III/JG-2, Kdr I/JG-2 (9/44), Kdr II/JG-2, I/JG-11Bf 109F in JG-27, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530118 "Blk 1" (25% dam 8/31/43), Fw 190A-7 "White 5" in JG-26, Fw 190A-8 (dam 12/6/44 in I/JG-2; injured in TO accident) RK(12/16/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (5/10/44)
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A serious crash in February of 1945, made him unfit for further flying duty. His first victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane at Tunbridge Wells on 30 September, 1940. His 1st known Soviet victory, a TB-3 on 17 July, 1941, while in 9/JG-27. WIA 31 August, 1943 in "Black 1", force landed after B-17 return fire at Montdidier. 400+ combat missions. 14 bombers. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid while in II/JG-26. One known bomber, a B-17 "Fast Woman" of 351BG, 508BS flown by Lt William A. Suit on 19 August, 1943, 3 km northwest of Dunkirk. It crashed at St Omer. His 6th, a Spitfire IX 3 km NNW of Le Crotoy on 15 July, 1943. Another victory, a B-24 on 30 December, 1943, 15 km northwest of Soissons. His 13th (JG-26s 2000 victory) a B-24 at Rastorf on 24 February, 1944. His 20th, a P-47 SE of Rockenhausen on 13 April, 1944. His 25th, a P-47 at Mantes-Houdan on 20 August, 1944. 3 victories in the East. On 20 October, 1944, he downed a P-38 (possibly Jim Edmondson) east of Cologne. A P-47 SW of Düren on 19 November, 1944. His victories have been reported as 44. Deceased 26 June, 1988. Photo
2676 Matouschek, JosefFw4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173052 "Green 13" (lost 8/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Dammartin area. Source: L. Wiegels
2677 Matthei, ErichFhjOfw42/JG-53 (8/43), 3/JG-53 (3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162562 "Black 15" (lost 3/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 March, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers in the Agram area. His 1st victory, a B-24 80 km north of Stromboli, 19 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-47 NNW of Verona on 14 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 on 20 February, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 over Italy on 18 March, 1944.
2678 Matthes, ErnstOblt2Stab III/ZG-26 (5/40), Stfkpt 7/ZG-26 (1/41)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2130 "3U + JR" (dam 9/25/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His Wk# 2130 suffered one engine damaged during combat with a Spitfire on 25 September, 1940. He made a successful emergency landing at Cherbourg, no one injured (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940.
2679 Matuschack, HeinzLt110/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 8 August, 1944.
2680 Matuschka, Siegfried Graf vonOblt6/28/1917Potsdam29III/JG-26, 2/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 4/JG-54 (2/43)Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-4 Werk# 19222 "White ?" (lost 4/15/43) w/ 4/JG-54
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1943 in Werk# 19222 near St. Inglevert, (France?) in aerial combat with a Spitfire sweeping Marquise. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire, possibly of RAF No. 54 Sq., over Dover, on 25 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, two SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Another double victory, both SB-3s on 10 July, 1941. An I-18 on 18 August, 1941. An I-18 on 3 October, 1941. Another I-18 on 5 November, 1941. Another I-18 on 26 January, 1942. An I-18 on 5 February, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 21 September, 1942. An Il-2 and an I-15 on 22 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 7 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. A LaGG-5, an Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 14 January, 1943. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s on 15 January, 1943.
2681 Matzak, KurtOblt1512/NJG-1, Stab IV/NJG-1Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Six victories were bombers. One known victory, a "4 mot" near Wallenmeer on 15 February, 1944. A 2nd, another "4 mot" on 13 March, 1944, no location. A 3rd, a Halifax near Barthlemy/Vesoul the night of 15/16 March, 1944. A 4th, a Halifax at Leuven on 28 May, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" opposing the Brunswick Raid on 13 August, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. Boiten 19 victories. After the war, he was the first Lufthansa pilot to fly the "Super Constellation". Deceased.
2682 Matzdorf, AldemarFw58/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13247 (lost 8/25/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk# 7184 "White 7 + I"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 Octber, 1942; hit by flak 1 km west of Beketovka, 15 km south of Stalingrad. Mombeek MIA List. His Wk# 13247 was reported lost at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49273 on 25 August, 1942, cause unknown, pilot returned. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 7 km S of Grjasnaja on 2 October, 1942. Magnus, 5 victories.
2683 Mätzke, EberhardtHptm3/2/1917Magdeburg14/JG-26, 9/JG-1 (8/44)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413613 "Yellow 20" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 at Alencon France. No known grave. His first victory, a Spitfire north of Lederzeele on 21 June, 1941. Perry Claims.
2684 Maurer,Uffz7/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7072 "9K + BR" (lost 8/25/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew 25 August, 1940 after a combat mission to Portsmouth, no mention of fourth crewman (Ju 88 Loss List).
2685 Maurer, HansOfw7/23/19104/NJG-10Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730406 (lost 8/19/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 19 August, 1944, cause not reported. His A-8 crashed south of Boekelo Holland on 19 August, 1944 (DeSwart)
2686 Maurer, OttmarLt139/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5657 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 8/11/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1941 after aerial combat near Jelnja. His first known Soviet victories, six SB-2 bombers shot down on 24 June, 1941. A 7th victory, a DB-3 on 29 June, 1941. An 8th, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A 9th, a Pe-2 on 11 July, 1941. A 10th, A Vultee-11 on 28 July, 1941. Two Pe-2s on 9 August, 1941.
2687 Maurer, PhilippFw3/17/19114/Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L.Do 215B-1 Werk # 0028 "G2 + LH" (lost 8/31/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1940 during a reconnaissance mission over Norfolk. He was shot down by a Spitfire Of RAF No. 66 Sq.. Remaining crew: Uffz Reinhard Vogel (KIA), Uffz Geobbels (MIA) and Uffz Kamolz (MIA). Wiki Luft data. Added: He crashed into the North Sea near Cromer (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Maurer and Vogel buried At Ysselsteyn; Maurer CL/3/74; Vogel AR/10/233 (D.Drury).
2688 May, Friedrich "Fritz"Ofw3/5/1918Glaadt238/JG-2 (6/42), 3/JG-2 (10/43)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 152707 (dam 5/1/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550213 (dam 8/16/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470047 (lost 10/20/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (8/16/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1943 in aerial combat with Spitfires of No.41 or No.91, near Rouen, crashing in the vicinity of Vieux Port, 10km NE of Pont Audemer, buried St. Desir Fr.. WIA 16 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 of the 4thFG, and made an emergency landing 5km south of Nantes France. He was uninjured in Wk# 152707 when he crashed at Brest/Guipavas after his engine caught fire after combat. 11 bombers. His first known victory, a Boston of No.107 Sq. on 10 June, 1942, in the Lorient vicinity. A B-17 on 23 November, 1942. Another, a Beaufighter on 26 November, 1942. Another, a P-51 120 km north northwest of Morlaix on 29 November, 1942. A 2nd P-51 on 12 December, 1942. Another known victory, his 6th, a B-17 attacking the Lorient sub pens, on 30 December, 1942. Another B-17 on 3 January, 1943. Another, a Spitfire on 27 February, 1943. Two Spitfires on 6 March, 1943. Another Spitfire on 29 March, 1943. Two B-24Ds 15 km northwest of Brest on 16 April, 1943. A B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. A 14th, a Spitfire on 7 June, 1943. A 15th, a Spitfire on 12 June, 1943. A 16th, a Ventura on 13 June, 1943. Same day, two Mosquitos. A 19th, a B-17 on 28 June, 1943. A 20th, a Wellington on 3 July, 1943. A 21st, a B-17 on 4 July, 1943. A 22nd, a Lancaster on 13 July, 1943. A 23rd, a B-17 SW of Verdun on 14 October, 1943. Magnus, OKL Claims & LOCS.
2689 May, HeinrichUffz184/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (2/43 S.U.)Bf 109F in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13760 "White 3 + -" (lost 2/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 February, 1943; Aerial combat, Matwejew-Kurgan, Map Quadrant 9834. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata and an I-61 5 km NE of Szaminzoy on 23 May, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 1 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a U-2 on 2 July, 1942. An Il-2 at Murowesevo on 3 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 16 July, 1942. A Yak-4 on 4 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 17 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 15 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 28 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 12 February, 1943.
2690 Mayer,Uffz81/JG-54 (S.U.), 3/JG-54 (8/43), 4/JG-54 (5/44)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 SW of the Island Jalamo on 18 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 on 14 January, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 10 February, 1943. A 5th, a P-39 on 1 August, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 2 August, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-1 on 4 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 1 May, 1944. This 8th victory may belong to a different Uffz Mayer. Could be Hans Meyer, wounded in 1944.
2691 Mayer,Gefr111/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 9 August, 1944.
2692 Mayer,Unk5/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (dam 8/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported damaged 10 August, 1940 when he made an emergency landing at the Dinard airfield, after combat with British fighters. Also onboard, Obs Lt Heinz Wolf; crew disposition unknown (absa3945).
2693 Mayer, EgonObstlt8/19/1917Konstanz, Bodensee1026/JG-2 (3/40), 9/JG-2 (4/41), Stafkpt 7/JG-2 (6/41), Kdr III/JG-2 (4/43), Kdr JG-2 (7/43-3/44)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6720 "Wh 1 + I" & a "White 7 + I" (7/JG-2), Fw 190A-5 # 5851 (4/43), Fw 190A-6 Wk# 470468 (lost 3/2/44) RK(8/1/41)-EL(4/16/43)-S(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper. Clasp w/"300" hanger
KIA 2 March, 1944. Shot down in Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470468 by a P-47 of the 365th FG near Montmedy, near the Franco-Belgian border. Buried St Desir-de-Lisieux France, Block 1/8/167 (Rosseels). 25 Bombers. All victories in the West. First pilot on the Channel Front to achieve 100 victories. His first victory, a Morane 406 on 13 June, 1940, no location, most likely in the Montdidier-Provins area. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Chichester on 15 November, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire N of Cherbourg on 17 June, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Calais on 24 June, 1941. His 9th & 10, both Spitfires in the Dunkirk-Gravelines area on 3 July, 1941. Nos.19 & 20, both Spitfires on 21 August, 1941, no location. Flew Fw 190A-3 Wk # 435 (or 475) "White 7" as Stfkpt 7/JG-2. Mayer is generally credited with originating the most effective tactic used against the American bomber formations, the head-on attack. One B-17F victory was # 42-3190 of the 94BG, 332BS on 14 July, 1943. 353 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victoriesPhoto


Major Mayer tries out waistgun on crashed B17

Mayer returns from a mission
2694 Mayer, ErichFw1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6220 "L1 + AH" (lost 8/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 5 August, 1941, pilot returned later.
2695 Mayer, FriedrichLt10/JG-2Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550442 (lost 8/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Evreux.
2696 Mayer, Hans Karl 'Mayer-Ast'Hptm3/9/1911Rufach Elsass311.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1/JG-53 (10/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (8/40 Rennes-Le Touquet)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 "White 2" & Bf 109E-4 "White 8" in 1/JG-53, Bf 109E-4/B(10/40) in Stab I/JG-53, Bf 109E-7 Wk # 4138 "White 8" (9/40 Etaples, lost 10/17/40)
RK(9/3/40)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Blumensaat replacement. KIA 17 October, 1940 after being shot down in Wk# 4138 by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq. while on a check-out flight in an unarmed Bf 109E-7 "White 8" over the English Channel. His body later washed ashore on the Kent coast 27 October, 1940. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent (AKA Folkstone New Cem.), German Plot "O", Row 3, Gr 4 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Potez 63 west of Losheim, 5 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Merzig on 21 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 15 km S of Metz 11 May, 1940. On 14 May, 1940, he shot down five enemy AC near Sedan. His 9th, a Hawk 75 S of Attigny on 25 May, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 12th, a Hurricane at Portland on 13 August, 1940. No 13, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A 14th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 15th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 20th a Hurricane near London on 9 September, 1940. 6 victories in Spain making him one of the most successful in Spain. Exact number of victories in the West is unknown, but at least 30. Another source states his given name as "Karl Heinz". Another source states victories at 46.

German Graves Hawkinge

2697 Mayer, J.Lt5/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940 during aerial combat with an RAF fighter over the Channel. He crashed off the coast of Cherbourg.
2698 Mayer, KarlHptm9/KG-27, Kdr III/KG-27 (aft 4/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 160295 (lost, belonged to 8/KG-27)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/7/43)
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1943 when he was hit by flak. DK-G Awards List
2699 Mayer, LeanderUffz78/JG-51 (8/42), 9/JG-51 (1/43), 8/JG-51 (1/29/43 S.U.)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 013 "Black 9" (lost 1/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 January, 1943 in "Black 9", cause and location unknown. His first known victory, a Pe-2 on 12 August, 1942. A 2nd, An Il-2 on 11 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 September, 1942. An Il-2 25 km N of Timinev on 4 December, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 30 km NNW of Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A 6th, a MiG-3 on 17 December, 1942. A 7th, an R-2 on 15 January, 1943.
2700 Mayer, RudolfFw38/JG-5 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 and a LaGG-5 on 12 July, 1943. A 3rd, a P-39 NW of the Louchi III airfield on 19 August, 1943.

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