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2701 Bukowski, WilliUffz6/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4341 "V4 + MP" (lost 7/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew on 6 July, 1941, Butkowski rammed a Soviet MiG-3 flown by Lt Afanasiy Okhvat in the vicinity of Lake Ilmen. (Ju 88 Loss List).
2702 Bulach, AlfonsOfw4.K/88 (6/38), 4/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3264 "5K + KM" (lost 8/31/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940: wounded after being attacked by Hurricanes, he made a force landing at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. The Hurricanes were piloted by S/L Alex Hess (Cz) of No.310 Sq. and F/O William Clyde of No. 601 Sq.. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinz Gahrtz, Obs (POW); Uffz Ernst August Bock, R/O (POW & DOW 3 Sept., 1940, bur CC, Blk 1, Row 6, Gr 190); and Gefr Ernst Neumann, Flt Engr, POW (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2703 Bullenkamp, HelmutOfhr10/10/1924Bruchhausen, Vilsen18/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175003 "Blue 12" (lost 12/26/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 December, 1944 by Gösdorf in aerial combat with American fighters in the Bastogne sector. Still MIA. One known victory, a P-51 opposing the Berlin-Münster Raid on 5 December, 1944.
2704 Büller, WilhelmFwI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0122084 (lost 8/28/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1942 near Rouen/Boos airfield following engine fire. Alternate spelling: Buller.
2705 Bulling, RolfUffz6/19/19208/JG-54 (8/44 France), I/EJG-1 (2/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680845 "Black 8" (lost 8/8/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350198 (lost 2/11/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 11 February, 1945 at Flensburg, no further detail. He lost "Black 8" on 8 August, 1944 over Alencon, when he was wounded during combat.
2706 Bullker, HelmutFw9/LG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2011 "L1 + BT" (lost 7/30/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 30 July, 1942 at Kalatsch-Stalingrad-Katschalinskaja after being attacked by fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
2707 Bullmann, H.Lt4/LG-1 (12/44) Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330931 "L1 + ??" (lost 12/18/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into a Gasthuis in Margraten Holland on 18 December, 1944, shot down by U.S AA, pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Pilot Lt Bullmann buried Yssel C-1-19. Remaining crew: Fw G.Leppelt, Obs (KIA, bur Yssel C-1-20); Uffz H.Duda, R/O (POW) and Fw F.Lichtinger, Gnr (KIA, bur C-1-18) (SGLO).
2708 Bulnheim, ErichUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-5 Werk # 710011 "Yellow 12" (lost 11/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Sögel.
2709 Bülow,FwFl.Leitst./Luftflott 2 (Med)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 0037 "DS + ZK" (lost 4/5/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, no mention of crew. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List
2710 Bülow, Bernhardt vonObltStfkpt 1(H)/13 (S.U.)Hs 126B-1 Werk # 4305 (lost 9/27/41Observer Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1941 during aerial combat with Soviet fighters near Schum. Source: A. Mebius.
2711 Bülow, Hokan v.Oblt5/1/191569/JG-54 (8/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12923 "Yel ?", Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13165 "Yellow 9" (lost 5/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 May, 1942 in Werk# 13165 near Olomno. On 9 March, 1942, his AC Werk# 12923 sustained 25% damage as reported at the Szoltzy airfield S.U.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 1 August, 1941. A 2nd, an I-153 on 20 August, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 9 September, 1941. A 4th, an I-26 on 29 October, 1941. A 5th, an R-5 on 31 March, 1942.
2712 Bülow, Joachim vonOfhrFlugzeugführer 7/JG-53 (4/41 Channel)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12630 "White 8 + I" (lost 4/25/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 April, 1941, ditching in the water near Cap Gris Nez due to engine damage. Source: Jochen Prien
2713 Bülow, WilhelmUffzZerstorerschule-Reims (12/42), Unknown Fighter Unit in Italy (11/43)Bf 110Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 11 November, 1943; sd during aerial combat in Italy. Buried initially at Frosinone Cem., later at Monte Cassino. Source: Das Kleeb;latt via Klaus Klee, son of Uffz Ferdinand Klee.
2714 Bülow, Wolf vonOblt1/15/19211Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (3/41)Fw 190A-3 Werk # Unk "Black 1 + -" ('43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 23 February, 1943 during a bombing raid on his airfield at Kairouan Tunisia. One known victory, a Blenheim 30 km west of Boulogne on 12 May, 1941. Magnus Report, 7 victories.
2715 Bülowius, AlfredObstlt1/14/1892Königsberg, OstpreussenKdr Stab/LG-1 (8/40 Orleans-Bricy), JG-26 (Butler Pilot List), Kdr Luftkdo-Dresden (5/45)Ju 88A-1, Ju 88A-5 Trop "L1 + AA" in LG-1

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
French POW 18 June, 1940; known to have crashed a Ju 88 of 9/LG-1 at Pleneuf France after being hit by flak. His Observer this date was Oblt Schaumann was seriously wounded. Channel pilot. His unit attacked "Red" Tobins airfield at Middle Wallop, 14 August, 1940. In July 1944, he was named Commanding General II Jagdkorps. Deceased 9 August, 1968, Detmold. Alternate spelling: Buelowius.
2716 Bum, AntonOblt3(F)/22 (12/42), LKS 3 (2/43), 3(F)/22 (3/43), LKS 3 (5/44)Ju 88D-1?
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (8/24/42), Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: Per LOCS, he was killed in a air raid on Halberstadt.
2717 Bum, KarlOfhr3/JG-300Bf 109G-14 (lost 11/30/44 at Altenburg/Thüringen)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Altenburg. Source: JG-300 Loss List
2718 Bumen, RobertFw10/12/1918Freiburg, Brsg.1 & 3/StG-77, Stabsstaffel I/SG-77Ju 87

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA (presumed KIA) 25 July, 1944 when his AC was attacked and downed by Soviet fighters in the area of Przemysl Poland. About 600 missions.
2719 Bumke, HeinzObltStfkpt 8/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5605 (lost 10/10/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (10/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 10 October, 1941 at Wjasma, cause unknown. His unnamed R/O MIA. DK-G List. Alternate spelling: Bunke (Source: A. Mebius).
2720 Bunck, ErwinOfw1/KGzbV-9Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. EP date found on goblet online; DK-G date stated in EP description as 3/15/43. Alternate spelling: Bunk, per Vermeer EP Awards List.
2721 Bünder, KarlOfw4(F)/123Bf 109G-4/R3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2722 Bündgens, F.Uffz5/KG-2 (8/43 Beauvais) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5585 "U5 + AN" (lost 8/15/43) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 15 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Probably sd by a Mosquito of no.256 Sq.. Pilot Uffz Bündgens (MIA). Remaining crew: Gefr P.Oswald, R/O (MIA); Uffz A.Jordan, Mech (KIA, bur Yssel CL-3-67, washed up at Campeduin) and Gefr R.Hums, Gnr (MIA) (SGLO). Alternate spelling: Buendgens.
2723 Bundschuh, FridolinOfhr192413/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170639 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1944 southwest of Lomscha.
2724 Bunge, ErichHptmSKG-10, SG-4, Kdr I/SG-151 (10/44), Kdr III/SG-3 (3/45)Fw 190F & Ju 87 D in I/SG-151, Fw 190F & G in SG-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
2725 Bungert, ErichFw19191012/JG-54 (10/43 S.U.), 4/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550484 "White 5" in 4 Staffel (lost)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 April, 1944 in aerial combat with a Yak-9, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 8 October, 1943. A 2nd, an La-5 S of Kryukovshchina on 6 November, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 N of Vorovka on 28 November, 1943. A 4th, a U-2 while it was landing, on 6 January. 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 7 January, 1944. A 6th, a Yak-9 on 8 January, 1944. A 7th, a Yak-9 on 27 March, 1944. Nos. 8, 9 & 10, three Il-2s on 31 march, 1944. On 21 February, 1944, he was wounded in aerial combat in another A-6 over Uman-Ost, while serving in 12 Staffel.
2726 Bungert, UdoFw3/JG-52 (S.U.) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15571 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/17/43) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 17 August, 1943 after aerial combat with a Yak-5 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 70764. Added: An interesting YouTube video, entitled "Evacuation of Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 with Pilot" showing the recovery in Russian countryside (Steven Wiezbicki 3/2021).
2727 Bunje, HelmutLt5/11/1921Hamburg12SG-38, JG-101, 4/NJG-6 (3/44), II/JG-26 (11/44), 4/NJG-6 (45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6, Fw 190D-9 in JG-26EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He flew the Lead Pathfinder AC, the Ju 88G-6 (Wk# unk) on the 1 January, 1945 raid on Brussels-Evere Allied airfield and made an emergency landing at Nordhorn after being hit by flak on outward route. One known victory, a "4 mot" 30 km SW of Echterdingen on 15 March, 1944. A Wellington SW of Rome on 4 June, 1944. A Halifax SW of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. A "4 mot" 20 km SSW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. A Lancaster 15 km N of Heilbronn on 4 December, 1944. Victories 7,8 & 9 were Lancasters on 23 February, 1945, two near Tubingen and one SW of Freudenstadt, all within minutes. Deceased 8 July, 2000.
2728 Buntrock,ObltNAGr-4Fi 156, Fw 189A, Bf 109GObserver Operational ClaspInvolved in a crash with Uffz Günther Schenke on 5 August, 1943, cause unknown. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
2729 Bunzek, JohannesLt5/22/1922Gross Strehlitz, Oberschlesien757/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 620644 (?) "White 2" (lost 12/11/43)
RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 December, 1943 after colliding with a Russian La-5 fighter and exploding over the Nikopol bridgehead. All victories in the East. An additional 30 victories were unconfirmed. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG on 28 May, 1943. Two LaGGs on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG on 12 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG on 3 August, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Three LaGGs on 19 August, 1943. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 21 August, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. Three P-39s on 27 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 28 August, 1943. A Boston and a LaGG on 5 September, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 14 September, 1943. Three Il-2s on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGG-s and an Il-2 on 3 October, 1943. A LaGG on 30 November, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories. NOTE: Wk # 620644 generall belongs to a Ju 88G-6.
2730 Buogo, EgidioItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5Fighter unitBowers/Lednicer Fighter Pilot Ace List.
2731 Burath, Eberhard vonOblt6/6/1918Hamburg7 3/ERG West, 11 & 12/JG-1, Adj 4/JG-1 (3/43 Deelen), Adj I/JG-1 (Spring 43), 1/JG-1 (7/43 Deelen), Stfkpt 9 (3/45) & 14/JG-51 (5/45) Bf 109G in 12/JG-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # (14)5555 Black < + o" (70%, 3/11/43), A-4 # 140581 "< I" (4/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5570 (60% dam 7/28/43, enemy fire ,emer lnd Stroobos, pilot OK), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410052 "Black <1" (35% dam 7/28/43), Bf 109B thru K-4G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Pilot Clasp in Silver
Flak/Artilierie Badge (2/Flak Regt. 27)
6 B-17 bombers. One Pe-2. On 11 March, 1943, he survived a crash at Deelen Holland in his Fw 190, # 5555, thought to have been sabotaged. Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May 1943 in I/JG-11, and scoring his 1st victory, a B-17 100 km north of Ameland. Is a strong choice to have downed Lee Kessler. His 2nd, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. On 28 July, 1943, his A-4 Wk# 2339 was lost at Augsbuurt Holland, cause unknown (DeSwart). He was uninjured in a force landing on 28 July , 1943 after combat with a B-17 near Groningen. His 3rd, a B-17 near Paderborn on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) N of Gifhorn on 10 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 in the Braunschweig area on 23 March, 1944. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 22 March, 1945, flying the Bf 109K. Flugbuch entries from 12/42 to 4/45. Letter on file. As of 2001, living in Flensburg, near Kiel. Deceased 3 October, 2001. Photo

Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 2nd from Left - Oblt. Burath
2732 Burau, ErnstUffz6/20/1921Kalbe5/JG-53 (France) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412367 "Black 9 + -" (lost 6/9/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 9 June, 1944; killed by his own flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. EN-95, near Kargailan. Added: Burial at Pornichet, Blk 2, Row 20, Gr 625 (absa3945).
2733 Burchard,1On loan to Stab/JG-3 (11/42 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a LaGG-3 15 km NEW of Akhtuba on 1 November, 1942.
2734 Burckhardt, GottfriedUffz2/26/19201II/JG-26 (joins 8/44), 8/JG-26 (1/45) Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500123 ""Black 5" (lost 1/14/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1945 in aerial combat with P-51s of 78FG (LOCS). Added: He crashed in Waldorf, 5km from Bornheim, about 25km west of Cologne, on the other side of the Rhine. He is buried in the War Cemetery, Bornheim-Walberberg (German War Graves Comm. via Manfred Weichert, 1/2022). His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 416 Sq. over Brussels on 1 January, 1945 (OKL Claims List).
2735 Burckhardt, Ludwig Wilhelm "Lutz"Hptm11/5/1919Bremen69 Erg Stf/JG-77 (8/41), 4& 6/JG-77(4/42), Stfkpt 4 & 3/JG-77(1/43), Kdr I/JG-77(8/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-1(3/44 Paderborn), II/JG-7(2/45) Bf 109E Werk # 6167 (Dam crash land 8/25/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7602 "Black <1 + -" (65% dam 4/29/42; Tech prob crash, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13017 "Black <1 + -" (30% dam 6/1/42; flak near Sevastopol), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13172 ""Yellow 3 + -" (dam 7/14/42 one wheel landing aft combat) in JG-77, Bf 109G-6/ASy in"White 14" in JG-1 (4/44), Me 262A

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
245 missions. 53 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata and a MiG-1, his 7th & 8th victories overall, on 8 June, 1942. His 10th, an I-180 on 5 July, 1942. Victories 16 thru 21 scored in the S.U. on 12 July, 1942. Two Il-2s on 23 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 31 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. A Pe-2 and two LaGG-3s on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 September, 1942. A P-39 on 14 September, 1942. A triple, two LaGG-3s and a P-2 on 15 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 20 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. His 54th victory, a Spitfire 2 km SSE of Buerat on 7 January, 1943. His 58th victory, a P-47 SW of Verviers on 2 March, 1944. His 60th, a P-47 on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 65th, a P-47 on 7 May, 1944, no location. His 67th victory, a P-38 on 22 May, 1944, no location. His 68th, a P-47 in the Tutow-Anklam area on 29 May, 1944. His 69th, a P-51, tentatively identified as Ser.# 43-7153 "Rauk-et", of 352FG/486FS, piloted by 2/Lt Lincoln D.Bundy, over the Normandy Front on 10 June, 1944. The P-51 crashed near La Barre, Crulai, Fr.. At wars end, he was serving in III/EJG-2. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories. Deceased 2 January, 1993. Alternate spelling: Burkhardt.
2736 Burda, JohannesFw72 & 3/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 10/JG-3 (3/44)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140031 (lost 3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3 October, 1944 during a Test flight near Clenze, where he was identified; burial site unknown (Source: Lothar Wiegels). His first victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 1 August, 1942. His 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A 4th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. His 5th, a Pe-2 on 7 October, 1942. His 7th victory, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. Magnus.
2737 Burde, FritzUffz3/KG-100He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2738 Burdessa, WaltherUffz10/24/1919WeitmarErg/JGr-West Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1924 (lost 3/31/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 31 March, 1942 during aerial combat, crashing near Morlaix, buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 9/54/1330. Source: A. Rosseels.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
2739 Burdyna, RichardLt6/19/1923111/NJG-3 (Grove De.7/43)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360167 "D5 + CW" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 September, 1943 during aerial combat; shot down by return fire from the very Halifax, BB309, he had claimed. He crashed in the Bjernede Skov Forest, 7 km east of Soro Denmark. Buried Kopenhagen West Friedhof, A/1/8 (Rosseels). Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Fritz Merten, R/O and Ogefr Leo Klotz, Gunner. All three were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery (Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a Halifax BB309 of RAF No. 138 Sq. W of Ruhrgebeit, over the island of Sjaelland, on 17 September, 1943.
2740 Bürel, JosefUffzI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0297 (30% dam 8/24/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 24 August, 1942 making an emergency landing at Tricqueville airfield due to engine failure.
2741 Burfeindt, Hans GüntherFhrAufkl. unitJu 188, Me 410
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2742 Burgaller, Ernst GüntherMajStfkpt 1/JG-2, Kdr II/JG-51 (11/39)Bf 109D & EFighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 February, 1940 when his AC crashed west of Friedrichshafen on the shores of Lake Constance due, it is believed, to propeller mechanism failure. He was a WWI flyer in the Richtofen Geschwader and a successful race car driver between the wars. Alternate spelling: Burggaller.
2743 Burgemann, Karl HeinzGefr9/JG-11Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550485 (lost 3/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Lemförde. Source: L. Wiegels.
2744 Bürger,FwII/JG-2Bf 109G-14 "White 4"Fighter Operational ClaspShot down 27 December, 1944 in aerial combat with fighters of RAF No. 412 Sq. near Dinant. He bailed successfully from his flaming "White 4". Further detail unknown.
2745 Bürger, ChrysanthUffz1Stab IV/JG-27 (6/44 France), 13/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163938 (lost 6/7/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130247 "White 4 + ~" (lost 12/27/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Girbelsrath, east of Düren. One known victory, a P-51 NW of Leipzig on 2 November, 1944. WIA 7 June, 1944 during aerial combat with enemy fighters 10-15km east of Caen.
2746 Burger, EduardOfw2/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10487 "White 4" (lost 1/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 January, 1943 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Burg el Arab (Bou Arada), Tunisia. Jager Blatt article.
2747 Burger, EmilUffz5/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 5125 "V4 + MV" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August, 1940 after being attacked by fighters both to and from the target. Eventually the ac was forced down into the sea off Folkestone, Kent. The crew were all rescued by a small craft and taken prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): Gefr Heinz Hildebrand (or Hildebrandt), Obs; Gefr Walter Feierabend, R/O; Gefr Herbert Roggemann, Flt Engr and Gefr Willi Klappholz, Gnr (D.Drury).
2748 Bürger, ErnstFw1/KG-76 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1118 "F1 + BH" (lost 2/8/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 8 February, 1943 after engine damage, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2749 Burger, FriedrichUffz4/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16367 "White 5 + -" (lost 4/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 April, 1943 after aerial combat with a P-40 at Insel Zembra (Bf 109 Loss List).
2750 Bürger, H.Gefr2/JG-76 (9/44 Störmede) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784008 "Black 12" (lost 9/29/44) Fighter Operational Clasp His G-14 crashed near Arnhem Holland on 29 September, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: MIA 29 September, 1944; crashed 2km NW of Zevenaar Holland. He is buried among the unknowns at Ysselsteyn (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
2751 Bürger, HorstUffz122/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530340 "Black?" (lost 8/1/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant 54563. His 1st known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 15 February, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all three Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. Nos. 11 & 12, an LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943.
2752 Burger, KarlUffz36/JG-27 (5/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory in Sicily, a P-38 100 km southwest of Granitola Torretta on 28 May, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) S of Landshut on 25 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 WSW of Eschwege on 19 April, 1944.
2753 Burger, RolfUffz8/25/192412/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500069 (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Meckenheim, buried in meckenheim.
2754 Burger, W.Fw10/KGzbV-1 (5/40 Gütersloh) Ju 52/3m Werk # 6786 "1Z + LU" (lost 5/10/40) Wound Badge, Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Katwijk, near Pijnacker, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Brought down by groundfire; Fw Burger WIA/Ret'd. Remaining crew (POW, to UK): Ogefr W.Wirth, R/O; Uffz W.Picha, Mech and Uffz H.Heuer, Aux (SGLO).
2755 Burger, WalterLtIII/ZG-1Bf 109E & FDestroyer Operational ClaspKIA 2 October, 1942 during aerial combat with P-40s in the El Maghra area.
2756 Bürger, WalterUffzII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 5/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530732 "White 10" (lost 10/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 October, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 78FG at Krinkelt, near Elsenborn.
2757 Bürger, WalterOfw4/19/1914KunzendorfU.Kdo.Lz.Gr.-11 (?)Fw 190 Werk # 5858 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 27 February, 1943; crashed near Brugge attempting a force landing after running out of fuel. Buried Lommel 62/124. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
2758 Burger, WolfgangOblt5/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8718 "Red 2 + -" (lost 9/5/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 September, 1942 when his engine siezed during aerial combat over Crete. He bailed successfully, 12 km NW of Abudweis, however, his chute failed to open.
2759 Burgerdat,Oblt12/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L.Bf 109 or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942.
2760 Burgetsmeier, ArnoldUffz2/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730490Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 June, 1944; Combat with a P-51, Bayeux. Mombeek MIA List.
2761 Burggraf, AlbertHptm8Kdr I/JG-53Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
2762 Bürggraf, WilhelmHptm10/2/19146I/JG-301 (3/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-301 (7/44), Kdr I/JG-301 (11/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 3/23/44), Fw 190A-9/R11 Werk # 206072 (lost 11/21/44 H. Breuer) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mots" over the Objective, St Leu-DEsserent, on 8 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Burggraf. Per the Perry Claims, these two victories were nos. 1 and 2; no further victories found to suggest he had 10 victories. Also, his surname may have been erroneously stated as Burghardt. Boiten, 2 to 6 victories. Added: WIA 23 March, 1944 when he was sd in his G-6 by a night fighter at Rohrenfels. His 190 was sd in the vicinity of Bucha, 8km SW of Jena; buried Eisenach-Hotzelstoda (LOCS).
2763 Burghard,Oblt1/NAGr-3 (5/45 Rerik)Bf 109GObserver Operational ClaspShot down 2 May, 1945 on a recon mission in the Ratzeburger area, near Eckhorst by a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq., piloted by F/O Wilson. He was able to bail safely, but his wingman, Uffz Krinner was shot down and MIA. Jager Blatt 4 & 6/2001.
2764 Burghard, JostLt9/KG-6Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2765 Burghard, JostHptm4/11/1921Magdeburg9/KG-6
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
LOCS & Vermeer EP Awards List
2766 Burghardt, FriedrichLtIV/NJG-2 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620880 "4R + GW" (lost 1/13/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported crashed at Ahlhorn 13 January, 1945, no further detail. Remaining crew (disp unk): Ogefr Splittgerber, Uffz Schneider and Fw Bargies (M.Balss & F.Auwerda). Buried Ahlhorn.
2767 Burghardt, OttoObltII/KG-200Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737989 (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 February, 1945 during aerial combat near Hagenow.
2768 Burghardt, RolfUffz43/JG-108 (late '43 Münchendorf), 3/JG-301Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 12"EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 near Gardelegen on 29 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 SW of Budapest on 13 April, 1944. His 3rd, another B-24, same day, 60 km S of Budapest. His 4th, a B-24 at Plattensee on 16 June, 1944.
2769 Burghardt, WilhelmUffzJGr-OstFw 190A-2 Werk # 5507 (90% Dam 3/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 21 March, 1943 while making a force landing near the Bussac (Fr) airfield due to engine failure.
2770 Burghoff, BennoUffzII/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 584524 (lost 2/14/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 14 February, 1945, cause unknown.
2771 Burglechner, JosefOfhrI/JG-26 (joins 10/43), 1/JG-26Fw 190A-6Fighter Operational ClaspKilled 26 April, 1944 at Cazaux when he and his Stfkpt, Oblt Kurt Kranefeld, capsized in a sailboat accident.
2772 Burgstaller, RudolfGefr7/JG-77 (No. Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163612 "White 7 + -" (lost 9/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Villafranca (Bf 109 Loss List).
2773 Buri, ArduinoLtColItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr Comando Aerosiluranti (7/44 Venegono)SM.79, SM.84Bomber Operational ClaspNeulen
2774 Burk, AlfredOblt4/6/191328JG-2, JG-52, 11/JG-27 (8/43 Kalamaki Gr.), Acting Kdr IV/JG-27 (10/43 Balkans)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140056 (lost 10/31/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 October, 1943 during aerial combat, no location reported. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Amiens on 26 May, 1940. His 5th victory was a B-24 downed during the Ploesti raid on 1 August, 1943. His 26th victory, a Beaufighter 60 km off Insel Skarpanto Greece, 7 October, 1943. A B-17 Werk # 42-30446 of 348BS/99BG, piloted by Lt.Gilmore, west of Megara Tunisia on 10 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories.
2775 Burk, W.Lt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940; sd by a Blenheim of No. 219 Sq. near Middlesbrough during an attack on Dishford; they crashed at sea, 500m from the NE coast of England. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Puschtein, Uffz Klug, Uffz Hofmann and Uffz Lotz (Stankey & DeZeng).
2776 Burkard, ErnstHptm4/19/1911I/KG-40 (1/42-6/43), Kdo.d.Erprobungssstellen.d.Lw (Rechlin)Fw 200C in KG-40EK 1 & 2, EP (1/5/42), Wound Badge, Meteorological Operational ClaspHe was involved in numerous weather reconnaissance mission over the North Atlantic, when he was blinded in one eye, and transferred to Rechlin, At Rechlin, he tested different engines installed in Ju 52's. In 1944, his Luftwaffe career was ended due to his blindness. He was known to fly with Obstlt Bernhard Jope, RK Holder (F.Braun & LOCS).
2777 Burkardt, FriedrichOblt11/7/1916Rostock III/JG-26 (joins 1/45), 5/JG-26 Fw 190D-9 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 31 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RCAF No.402 Sq. 5 km E of Bissel. His mission was to stafe and bomb Allied traffic on the Lüdinghausen-Olfen Road, and as he was searching through the haze, he and his unit were jumped by the Spitfires. Fw Georg Raith was also killed on this mission.
2778 Burkart, HeinzOfw2/6/1915Berlin1/KG-76Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5151 "F1 + GH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 April, 1941 during a raid on London, when he was shot down by Brooklands AA guns, crashing with all onboard at Slaughter Bridge, Slinfold, Sussex. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Rudolf Scheithauer, Observer; Ogefr Bruno Kalmus, R/O and Ofw Wolfgang Haselsteiner, Gunner. Added: All four crew are buried in a joint grave at CC/9/10/63 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
2779 Bürke, GeorgFw15/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Morvan on 26 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Bürkle (Boiten).
2780 Burkel, Hans JoachimUffz58/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 E of Klagenfurt on 19 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 40 km NE of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Connantre on 27 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 15 km W of Orne Mündung on 2 July, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 SW of Rambouillet on 16 August, 1944.
2781 Burkel, JosefFwStab/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5674 (lost 1/21/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 January, 1943 during aerial combat near Calais.
2782 Burkel, OttoUffz11/JG-5Fw 190A-3 Werk # 2253 (90% damaged)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 November, 1942; non-operational crash at Alta Norway, cause unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
2783 Burkel, P.Fw11/JG-5Fw 190A-3 Werk # 2252 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 November, 1942 at Alta Norway, no further detail.
2784 Burkert, Erich M.Oblt8/30/1909Bismarkhutte, Oberfranken, Germany8Jagerschule (J.Fl.Sch.or JFS) 5, JG-54, 7/JG-26 (6/19/42), 9/JG-26 (Dinant Be 1/44)Fw 190A-3 in 7 Staffel (Gatschina, Russia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410675 "Blue 6" (lost 1/21/44)EK 1(9/11/43) & 2(3/25/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver(4/5/43)
71 combat missions. Served in Russia 6/43 where he is thought to have six additional victories. His 1st western victory, a "4 mot" victory, a B-17 42-30274 of 95BG, 335BS at Kasterlee, near Eindhoven, Holland on 17 August, 1943, in 7 Staffel. Note: Co DeSwart puts the location at Mol-Dessel Belgium. His 2nd "4 mot" victory, while in 9 Staffel, a B-17F # 42-3439 of 96BG, 413BS on 20 October, 1943, 3 km southest of Utrecht. It was flown by 2/Lt Charles F. Geyer and crashed in the village of De Bilt. Navigator 2/Lt Wm.J.Doherty and TG S/Sgt Frank Killarney evaded capture, after bailing from their crippled AC, with the help of Dutchman Richard van Nunen, at the risk of his own life, by German soldiers already out looking for the two Americans. In 9 Staffel, he was KIA 21 January, 1944 near Chivres-en-Lannois France, NE of Laon, in his G-6 in aerial combat with a P-47 of the 353rd FG, flown by Ace, Walter C. Beckham. Letter and photo from Co DeSwart on file re: Burkert. Buried in Lille-Harboudin, S. Fr., Rw 17, Gr 716. Reinterred Bourdon German Military Cemetery early 1960's
Courtesy Co de Swart
2785 Burkert, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3468 "4D + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 during an operational flight by Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Molkenthien, Observer; Gefr Arnold Bissinger, R/O and Uffz Karl Franz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
2786 Burkhard, HansFwStab/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 50842 (lost 5/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1943 after being hit by flak; crashed into the sea off Felixstowe.
2787 Burkhardt, AlfredUffz23/JG-26 (6/40), 8/JG-26Bf 109E-3 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW (Temp.) 8 June, 1940 after being shot down SW of Beauvais by Battles of French 103 Sq..One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire northwest of Calais, 28 May, 1940, in 3 Staffel. His 2nd, a Hurricane northeast of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940, while in 8 Staffel.
2788 Burkhardt, BrunoOfw7/StG-2Ju 87D-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2789 Burkhardt, FriedrichUffz3/SG-2Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582894 "Yellow K" (lost 8/23/44)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1944 when he was shot down during aerial combat with fighters near Comrat, Moldova, ceded to the Soviet Union in WWII. No VDK burial match (D .Drury).
2790 Burkhardt, FritzUffzIV/JG-5 (Norway)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781202 (90% damaged 3/24/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 24 March, 1945; crashed on takeoff at Lister Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
2791 Burkhart, HeinzOfw1/KG-76 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 551 "F1 + GH" (lost 4/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 April, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2792 Bürklin, BurnhardLtErg/JG-West (France)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5687 (lost 2/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 February, 1943 when he crashed near the Dax airfield while on a non-operational flight.
2793 Burmeister,Flugzeugführer & Flight Instr Fl.Sch.-See (Barth 10/39)Go 145A "WL + IMRR"Burmeister was permitted by the Danish authorities to fly this AC back to Barth after Gefr Franz Kraus made an emergency landing in Denmark on 7 October, 1939, during a training flight. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2794 Burmeister, ArnoldBFS-5Ju 52 Werk # 5318 "SE + UW" (lost 1/2/43)Student pilotKIC 2 January, 1943 when he crashed into a mountain at Vertestolna, near Belgrade-Becs, during a training flight. The instructor, Ofw Otto Puff was also killed. The remaining crew survived, and their detail can be found under the Otto Puff Archive. Source: Janos Bruckner.
2795 Bürmeister, ErichUffz1 I/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 4/JG-26 (8/44), JG-51 (45) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680844 "Blue 10" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 August, 1944 after being shot down by a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. He finally made his way back to Rambouillet. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. N of Kleve (at Emmerich) on 27 September, 1944. He was wounded in the same engagement and bailed successfully. He was shot down a 2nd time, also with minor wounds, but branded as a coward, and sent to a ferry unit. However, he soon worked his way back to a front line unit, with the help of the ferry unit commander, JG-51.
2796 Burmeister, GünterGefr7/JG-11Fw 190A-6 Werk # 551107 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 January, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters, crashing near Nordstemmen. Source: L. Wiegels.
2797 Burmester, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20286 (lost 10/15/43)Pilot BadgeKIC 15 October, 1943; crashed at the Krosno airfield due to technical difficulties while on a delivery flight, no further detail.
2798 Burmester, JohnFhrII/SG-4 Fw 190F-9 Werk # 426052 (lost 2/17/45) Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIC 17 February, 1945, no further detail.
2799 Burmester, PaulOfw.III/KG-53 (11/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 161885 "A1 + DR" (lost 11/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 20 November, 1943; strayed off course in bad weather during a transfer flight from Orleans. The ac struck the ground 2km south of Eurasburg, east of Augsburg, killing all onboard. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Hans Grossendorfer, Obs & RK Holder; Ofw Helmut Lindemann, 2nd Obs; Uffz Walter Knobloch, R/O; and two Ground Personnel, Ofw Fritz Hartenstein and Uffz Richard Schleinitz.
2800 Burmester, SigurdGefr11/22/1924Köln3/NAGr-14 (Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-8 Werk # 201464 (lost 2/14/45) Wound Badge, Night Observer Operational Clasp MIA 14 February, 1945 after aerial combat, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Shot down with wounds over Budapest, where he was captured by the Russians. He was released in late 1945. A year later, he migrated to Mexico City, where he started a business. Deceased 24 November, 2021, at age 97 (Markus Lippl, 11/2021).
Courtesy Markus Lippi

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