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2701 Meissner, R. (Friedrich?)Hptm7/5/19088/KG-40, Kdr I/KG-4 (8/40 Soesterberg Holland)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 3149 (lost 8/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspChannel pilot. His Ju 88 crashed at Schiphol Holland on 26 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown, and Oblt at the time. (DeSwart) Either survived to be promoted or promoted Posthumously.
2702 Meister, Fw4/NJG-1Bf 110G-4Night Fighter Operational ClaspHe claims a British 4 Mot" over Ahlhorn the night of 12/13 August, 1944. I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
2703 Meister, DieterOblt2/24/1919Hamburg158/NJG-4 (8/42), 13/KG-40 (9/42), 15/KG-40 (2/43), 13/KG-40 (7/43), 1/ZG-1 (3/44), 9/JG-2 (11/44)Bf 110, Ju 88C Werk # Unk "F8 + MX" (9/43 in KG-40), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738233 (lost 11/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Bomber & Destroyer Operational Clasps
KIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 at Frankfurt Rhein Main airfield, buried Frankfurt (Main) Oberrad Waldfriedhof, Blk 4, Row 146, Gr38 (D.Drury). Six victories as Destroyer pilot. Two victories on 29 August, 1942; a Wellington northeast of Eich by Germshausen, and a Stirling at Eichelbach. Another known victory, a Whitley V shared with Kaltenbrünner at the Bay of Biscay on 15 September, 1942. Another shared victory on 16 September, 1942, a AC type not listed, with Harms & Steurich. Another, a Whitley on 8 October, 1942. A 12th victory, shared with Jürgen Heicke, at Cape Ortegal on 30 August, 1943. Four victories recorded on 9 February, 1943; 2 Beaufighters and 2 P-39s. A 9th known, a Beaufighter on 7 July, 1943. A 10th, a Flying Boat on 11 August, 1943. An 11th, a Wellington on 13 August, 1943. A double victory, nos. 12 and 13 on 18 September, 1943; a "Horsa" and a Sunderland 340 km WSW of Cape Finisterre. A 14th & 15th, on 31 March, 1944; a B-24 and a PB4Y-1, no locations.
2704 Meister, Ludwig "Luk"Hptm12/14/1919Erbendorf, Bayern395/NJG-1(9/41), 8/NJG-4(5/42), 1/NJG-4(10/42), 2/NJG-1 (1/43), Stfkpt 1/NJG-4(7/43), Kdr III/NJG-4 (12/44 to end)Bf 110 "3C + DS" (in 5/NJG-1), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 720078 "3C+TJ" (lost 3/23/44) , Ju 88G in III/NJG-4 RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)
EP(8/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
125 combat missions. All but one of his victories were Night victories. On 30 November, 1941, he scored two victories, a Halifax and a Whitley, no locations on either. Two victories the night of 28-29 August, 1942; a Wellington III at Eich, 13 km NNE of Worms and a Stirling I at Airlenbach, 34 km NE of Mannheim. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 57 Sq. between Maleves and Tourinnes St Lambert, 22 km SSW of Tienen Belgium, the night of 22-23 November, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. between Resteigne and Grupont (Luxembourg), SSE of Rochefort Belgium, the night of 2-3 December, 1942. Another, opposing the night attack on Cologne, a Halifax "MH-E" "JD-262" of RAF No. 51 Sq. piloted by Sgt John Garnham (KIA his 1st Oper.), 4 July, 1943. The AC crashed in the village of Rance; three of the crew survived. His last victory, a Lancaster near Kassel on the night of 7/8 March, 1945. WIA 23 March, 1944, returning from a mission in his G-4, he was attacked by a P-47 and crashed near Naninne, seriously injured. He was hospitalized until August of 1944. His radar oper. was Fw Hannes Forke. Magnus, 39 victories. Survived the war. Deceased 26 November, 2011 Vaterstten (P. Bastin).
2705 Melichac, FrantisekFwSlovakia213(Slow)/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Boston on 1 August, 1943.
2706 Meltzer, GeorgOblt111/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 16 August, 1944.
2707 Meltzer, Karl HeinzFw2/23/1922748/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15696 "Black 2" (lost 8/14/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 August, 1943 at Kharkov-Süd, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 on 24 August, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 21 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 27 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 28 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 October, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 12 October, 1942. An I-153 on 30 October, 1942. Three MiG-3s on 1 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 November, 1942. A MiG-3 on 5 November, 1942. A LaGG on 24 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943. A Spitfire on 30 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 3 May, 1943. A LaGG on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG on 18 May, 1943. A LaGG on 26 May, 1943. A Spitfire on 28 May, 1943. A LaGG on 4 July, 1943. Three LaGGs and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. Three LaGGs on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 9 July, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A Pe-2, a Boston and an IL-2 on 9 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 12 August, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 35 victories.
2708 Meltzer, WalterHptm10/15/1915III/KG.z.b.V. 1 (1/42), Stfkpt 7/KG.z.b.V. 1 (12/42), Stfkpt in III/KGr.z.b.V. 300 (5/43), Stfkpt 7/TG-1 (6/43 Berlin-Schönwalde)Ju 52, Ar 232A-03 Werk # 0100005 "VD + YC" (lost 8/15/43)RK (12/23/42),
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
KIC at Schönwalde 15 August, 1943, killing the entire crew, while testing the new Ar 232, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Maj Kurt Wendorff, (Kdr Erg. TGr.), Oblt Helmut Jardon, Uffz Heinrich Graf, R/O and Ofw Albert Klenk (Mech) (DK-G Awards List, LOCS & bhla-bibliothek.brandenburg.de via H.D.Zemke).
2709 Mende, B.Lt3/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 56018 (lost 8/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Schijndel Holland on 17 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2710 Mende, FriedrichOblt3/24/1912Dresden1(F)/123Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2306 "4U + XH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1941, failing to return from a mission over Hull. Belived shot down 65 miles SE of Flamborough by two Spitfires of RAF No. 129 Sq., piloted by Flt Lt R.H.Thomas and Sgt H.Bowman. Mende made a good water landing after numerous attacks by the British fighters, and one man was seen exiting the AC wearing a Mae West. A few minutes later, Thomas saw both crewmen in the water, one of whom raised his arm in salute to Thomas as he radioed a fix on their position. It is not known if the two survived the ditching. His wireless operator, Fw Martin Pietras, also MIA.
2711 Menge,Uffz1Stabskette/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Melkwezer Belgium on 29 August, 1944.
2712 Menge, FriedrichOblt1(F)/123Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2306 "4U + XH" (lost 8/8/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 August, 1941 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of No.126 Sq.. Crashed at sea 65 miles SE of Flameborough Head (Observer Loss List)
2713 Menge, RobertLt9/27/1913 Windhoek, German Southwest Africa 131.J/88 Legion Condor 1/J88, 5/JG-77 (9/39), 4/JG-77 (6/40), 3/JG-26 (12/40)109B & D in Spain, Bf 109E "Blk 1"(8/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 6324(12/5/40), Bf 109E-7 Wk# 6490 "Yel 1"(lost 6/14/41)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1941 when he was shot down during takeoff S of Marquise by a Spitfire piloted by Sq. Ldr. Jamie Rankin of RAF No. 92 Sqdrn. Buried Bourdon Fr., 11/1/33 (Rosseels). WIA 5 December, 1940 in his E-4 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over Folkestone, but was able to return to base. Four victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hampden southwest of Kristiansand, 12 April, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Wellingtons south and southwest of Stavanger, 15 April, 1940. His 4th, a Hudson 150 km southwest of Stavanger, 24 April, 1940. His 5th, a Hudson W of Stavanger on 30 May, 1940, making making Menge the first Norwegian area Ace. Nos. 6 & 7, both Skua dive bombers off the carrier Ark Royal on 13 June, 1940. Four Blenheims (Nos 8,9,10 & 11) of RAF No. 82 Sq. over Aalborg on 13 August, 1940. With 13 claims, Menge was the most successful pilot of the Norwegian Campaign. His 12th, a Spitfire west of Dover-Deal, 4 April, 1941. He was known to have flown as wingman for Adolf Galland after transferring to JG-26. One unofficial source claims he was awarded the Knights Cross. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories.
2714 Mengel, KurtUffz2/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144650 "3E + DK" (lost 8/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 18 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
2715 Menger, H.LtErprKdo-210Me 210A-1 Werk # 0184 "VN + AV" (lost 8/13/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1942; sd by a Typhoon of No.266 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A.C.Johnson. The 210 crashed at sea off Great Yarmouth, where Gnr E.Rudolph took to his dinghy and was rescued six days later, and made prisoner.
2716 Menges, LudwigOfw15/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173093 "White 3" (lost 9/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Coch (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Chauny on 25 August, 1944. Most likely came from ZG-26.
2717 Mensing, WilhelmFw7/JG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19783 "White 3" (lost 8/19/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "White 3", from B-17 return fire at Hertogenbosch, "in de Bergse Maas", near Waspik. He bailed successfully, but lost an arm as a result of his wounds.
2718 Mentzingen, Rudolf Frhr vonOblt2Stab/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9172 "< O" (lost 8/10/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 August, 1941, cause and location not reported. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 16 July, 1941. A 2nd, a DB-3 on 1 August, 1941.
2719 Menz, RüdigerUffz12/JG-1 (6/40), 8/JG-27 (8/40)Bf 109E-4 in JG-27 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1940, during aerial combat over the sea, north of Cherbourg. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-451 at Noyon, 6 June, 1940.
2720 Merbach,Ofw1Stab II/NJG-1, Stab I/NJG-2Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane at Grimsby on 27 August, 1940.
2721 Merenski,ObltII/StG-77 (Channel)Ju 87 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; sd by British fighters of No.602 Sq. near Bognor.
2722 Merensky, HeinzObltStfkpt 5/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940; his ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. while attacking the Naval Air Station at Ford, Sussex (HMS Peregrine), and crashed into the sea. His R/o-Gnr, Ofw Gerhard Sengpiel also MIA. Alternate spelling: Merenski & Morenski (D. Drury).
2723 Merkel, HansLt8/19/192232/JG-53, 8/JG-53 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166287 "Red 8+ -" (80% dam 8/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
British POW 8 May, 1945 after he made his way to the Allgäu and on to Frankfurt. He surrendered to the Americans at Schongau, and was released shortly thereafter. Injured in a crash at the Catillon airfield on 28 August, 1944, when his G-14 engine caught fire on takeoff. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Tergnier on 22 August, 1944. Deceased 19 April, 2004.
2724 Merkle, Hans JörgFw301/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 3/JG-52 (10/42), 1/JG-52 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20423 "White 3" (lost 8/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943; rammed by his 30th victory, a Yak-1, 3km east of Dmitrijewka. One theory, he may have been rammed by the Soviet female ace, Lilya Litvyak of 73 IAP, her 11th victory, "the "White Rose of Stalingrad", also KIA this date, same area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 30 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. An Il-2 and an R-5 on 18 December, 1942. Two Il-7s on 25 December, 1942. A MiG-3 and an La-5 on 27 December, 1942. An Il-2 and an Il-7 on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 June, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 8 July, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 9 July, 1943. Two Il-7s on 10 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 20 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 30 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 31 July, 1943. His last victory, a Yak-1 on 1 August, 1943, the date of his death.
2725 Mertens, Helmut 'Pitt'Hptm11/11/1917Essen541(J)/LG-2 (5/40), Stab III/JG-3 (6/42 S.U.), 1/JG-3 (7/42), Stfkpt 7/JG-3 (2/44), Kdr I/JG-3, Kdr III/EJG-1Bf 109E-4 Werk # 703 "Black 12"(lost 5/40; fuel), Bf 109F-4 "White 111" (8/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161358 "White1 + I" (lost 2/20/44) RK(9/4/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 20 February, 1944 after ramming a B-24; bailed safely. 750 Missions. 20 four motor bombers. 60 victories in the East. His first victory, a Hurricane on 12 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Lille, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 at Paris on 3 June, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 30th overall, an Il-2 SE of Jellisewo on 6 April, 1942. His 31st, a LaGG-3 on 3 June, 1942. An I-153 on 14 June, 1942. Another I-153 on 16 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 June, 1942. His 40th, a LaGG-3 on 20 July, 1942. His 45th, 46th & 47th, all LaGG-3s on 27 July, 1942. Nos. 49 & 50, a Lagg-3 and a Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. 16 to 20 bombers and one Soviet Gunboat sunk. His 52nd victory, a B-17 6 km NNE of Fritzlar on 30 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 97 victories. Deceased 17 January, 1984.
2726 Mertens, WilhelmUffz 1/JG-3Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 165707 "Black<0" (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1944; sd by a P-51 at Winkelstedt, near Salzwedel.
2727 Messmer, OttoOgefr11/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 412352 "Black 2" (lost 8/23/44)Foghter Operational ClaspPOW 23 August, 1944 after crash landing 40 km south of Paris due to engine damage during combat. Source: J. Geensen.
2728 Messmer, PaulGefr4IV/JG-1 (2/42 Holland), 3/JG-51 (1/44 S.U.), Stab/JG-51 (1/45)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6518 (75% dam 2/7/42), Bf 109G "Black11", Fw 190
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Fatal crash 16 January, 1945 at Ziechnau, Poland. WIA 7 February, 1942; hit by his own flak, crashed near Brest, a Flg at the time. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 January, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-7 on 29 March, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944. A 4th, a P-39 on 16 September, 1944. Magnus, 9 victories.
2729 Metz, HelmutOfw7/20/1915II/KG-40 (Soesterberg)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5478 "F8 + EC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1942, crashing into the North Sea during the return from an operation, most likely an attack on Birmingham, cause not given. His body washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 10 August, 1942, and he was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 7, in Esbjerg on 13 August, 1942. Remaining crew: Ofw Paul Olbrich (geb 6/23/15), Obs, washed ashore near Bjerghuse on 9 October, 1942, and was buried on 10 October, 1942 at Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 69. Uffz Heinz Schmidt (geb 5/28/21), R/O, washed ashore on the Danish west coast on 11 October, 1942, and was buried that same day in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 10, in Esbjerg. Uffz Willi Schmiedla, Mech., has no known grave. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2730 Metz, Karl HeinzHptm3J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 8/JG-2 (6/40 Channel)Bf 109B & D (in Spain), Bf 109E "Black 2 + I" (lost 9/5/40)
Spanish Cross

EP(9/28/40), EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 September, 1940 after colliding with Fw Gotz and then being fired upon by F/O Johnson of No 46 Sq. as he was making his emergency landing at Detling. One victory in Spain. His first known western victory a Blenheim at Le Harve on 10 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Portland on 25 August, 1940.
2731 Metzger, AlbertLt4/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2124 "G1 + DM" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 26 August, 1940; shot down with wounds by a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by Sgt B.E.P. Whall during an attack on Portsmouth Harbor. The ac sustained more than 500 bullet strikes. Remaining crew (KIA, all buried CC, Plot 1, Row 3): Uffz Rolf Schandner, Observer, bur Gr 97; Uffz Rudi Paas, R/O, bur Gr 90; Fw Julius Urhahn, Flt Engr, Gr 99 and Flg Rudolf Fessel, Gunner bur Gr 91 (D.Drury).
2732 Meuerer, WendelinUffz19231IV/JG-51Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/7/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 August, 1944; sd by flak near Mariampol. He claims one victory, but I found no such claim on the OKL Claims List.
2733 Meurer, ManfredHptm9/8/1919Hamburg659/NJG-1, Stab III/NJG-1, Stfkpt 3/NJG-1 (1/43), Kdr II/NJG-5 (8/43), Kdr I/NJG-1 (9/43-1/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5475 "G9 + BL" (6/22/43), Ju 88C, Do 217 in NJG-5, He 219A-5, He 219A-0 Wk # 190070 "G9 + BB" (lost 1/21/44) RK(4/16/43)-EL(8/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/16/43)
EP(3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(1/22/44)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA (collision) on 21/22 January, 1944, when his He 219 hit a Lancaster during a raid on Magdeburg, crashing 20 km east of Magdeburg. Both crews perished. His RO was Ofw Gerhard Schiebe (4/6/1917) [RK(12/10/43), DK-G, EK 1 & 2]. Schiebe was the first Radio Operator to win the RK, buried in Zerbst. All Night victories. 130 combat missions. 44 bombers. Downed a Hampden I of RAF No. 14 (OTU-Operational Trng Unit) near Diepenveen Holland, 4 km NNW of Deventer on the night of 30-31 May, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 156 Sq. at Rozendaal, 6 km NE of Arnhem the night of 15-16 August, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 158 Sq. at Rhaan, 5 km N of Hellendoorn Holland, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. One known "multiple victory" nights, 17 June, 1943, he downed four Lancasters. On 22 June, 1943, his Bf 110G4 Werk # 5475 crashed at Elsendorp Holland, NE of Gemert due to engine trouble, injuring him, no mention of crew injuries (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). He has been identified as one of the leading Night Fighter pilots. He is buried in Ohlsdorfer Cemetery, in his native Hamburg. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 victories.


2734 Mey, WilhelmLt812/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)7277 "White 12" (lost 9/14/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 September, 1943 over Schatalowks-Ost S.U. airfield. His first known victory, a Yak-7 on 13 July, 1943. A 2nd, an La-5 on 23 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 24 August, 1943. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, an Il-2, a Pe-2 and a Boston III on 26 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 7 September, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Mai. (OKL victories under spelling Mey)
2735 Meyer-Bothling, GüntherFw1916I/StG-77 (Channel)Ju 87 (dam 8/18/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1940; he was hit and wounded by Hurricanes of Nos.43 & 601 Sqs.. On his return to base, he crashes on a beach near Bayeux. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Erhard Schulz,, was killed in the exchange and buried in the German War Cem., La Combe (Fr), Blk 11, Gr 389 (D.Drury).
2736 Meyer,Lt1(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "7A + KH" (lost 8/11/40)Observer Operational ClaspPilot KIA, his Observer Oblt Marzusch and two other unnamed crew POW 11 August, 1940 after being shot down by fighters at Newton Moor, Whitby, while on a recon sortie (Ju 88 Loss List).
2737 Meyer, Lt69/SG-3 (7/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 10 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 6 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 10 August, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 28 August, 1944. A 5th, a LaGG-5 on 29 August, 1944. A 6th, a Yak-9 on 6 September, 1944.
2738 Meyer, AugustObltSeeT Staffel 1unknown
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
? Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2739 Meyer, AugustFhjOfwAufkl.Gr. unitJu 188D-1, Ju 88T-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2740 Meyer, ErichLt2/25/191861/JG-51 (8/40), 2/JG-51 (9/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk 4853 (lost 10/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 October, 1940 after being shot down by S/L Hogan of RAF No. 501 Sq, crashing south of Sandgate. His first victory, a Hurricane near Canterbury on 18 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 20 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, another Hurricane in the Canterbury area on 2 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over England on 4 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near London on 15 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane on 27 September, 1940, no location. Deceased 6 December, 2003.
2741 Meyer, ErichUffz5/KG-26He 111H-6 Werk # 4197 "1H + LN" (lost 8/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 4 August, 1941; sd during an attack on the Suez Canal. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Helmut Pache, Gefr Theo Ruf and Ogefr Oskar Kaschke.
2742 Meyer, F.FwIII/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 5376 "V4 + CD" (lost 8/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew 27 August, 1940; the ac was believed hit by AA fire when flying at low altitude due to an engine malfunction. The crew bailed successfully and the ac crashed at 21 Manor Ave., Caterham, Surrey. Remaining crew: Maj Willibald Fanelsa, Grp Kdr III/KG-1, Obs; Ofw A.Vetter, Flt Engr; Ofw E.Braunsburger, R/O and Gefr G.Zimpel, Gnr (D.Drury).
2743 Meyer, Friedrich WilhelmLt210(Jabo)/JG-2 (8/43), 3/JG-2 (5/44)Fw 190A-3/U3, Fw 190A-5, Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Wald by LIsle Adam on 16 August, 1943. A 2nd same day, a Spitfire at Caudebec.
2744 Meyer, H.HptmStfkpt 9/KG-40He 111H-5 Werk # 4082 "F8 + FT" (lost 8/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1941; sd by AA fire during an attack on trawlers, crashing 30m E of Grimsby. Remaining crew: Lt H.Mueller, Fw H.Krummey and Gefr A.Klansfering (all Kia) and Fw H.Merkert (POW).
2745 Meyer, Hans GeorgUffz8/16/1921Neuss19/JG-77Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731737 (lost 8/9/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Oysonville France. Buried Champigny-St Andre, Block 17, Row 21, Gr 1130. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 in the Chartres area on 7 August, 1944.
2746 Meyer, HeinzUffz4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 744 "6G +BR" (lost 8/12/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1943 after crashing at Kulatowka, cause not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
2747 Meyer, HelmutUffz10/27/1921Kassel8/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% dam 8/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report states something about a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.19. On this date, he was serving as Co-pilot with Oblt Rudolf Biberger. Source: B.Bines.
2748 Meyer, Hermann Ofw3/16/1915Immer, Oldenburg34/JG-26, 5/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5615 "White 12" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 May, 1943 (some put this date as 13 March) during aerial combat in "White 12", 10 km SE of Le Treport France, same day Stammberger was wounded, probably the same action with Spits of No. 403 Sq. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire north of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Ault on 16 September, 1942. His 3rd, a P-51 of 4FS 1 km west of Rue on 18 January, 1943.
2749 Meyer, Johannes "Hans"Oblt III/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 10/JG-26 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2620 "Blue 4" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze KIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Blue 4" with Allied fighters 25 km NE of Amiens.
2750 Meyer, KurtUffz10/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7072 (50% dam 8/24/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1943 by enemy fire at Sahures. Channel pilot.
2751 Meyer, MaxOfw16/JG-26Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire over St Omer France on 9 August, 1941. His victim was either Douglas Bader, or "Buck" Casson, Kdr of RAF No. 616 Sq..
2752 Meyer, OttoHptm5/17/1914Gevensleben - Helmstedt21JG-2, 8/JG-26 (9/40), 4/JG-27 (9/43), Kdr IV/JG-27 (12/43; 7/44 France)Bf 109F in JG-26, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165434 (lost 7/12/44) in IV/JG-27
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/12/44)Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 July, 1944 in the Caen area, cause unknown. 9 bombers. 5 P-47s. One victory while serving in JG-26, a Spitfire over the Thames Estuary. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the Hazebrouck area on 14 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk area on 29 August, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire near Yvetot/Fecamp on 18 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Boulogne on 21 October, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire on 28 October, 1941, no location. His 7th, a B-17 at Dettingen, E of Freudenstadt on 6 September, 1943. His 8th, a B-17 SW of St. Dizier on 4 October, 1943. His 9th, a B-17 NW of Bonn on 1 December, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 (HSS) at Leeuwarden/Sheek on 11 December, 1943. His 11th, a P-38 at Peljesac Croatia on 14 January, 1944. His 12th, a B-24 W of Skoplje (Balkans) on 24 January, 1944. His 13th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Aich on 2 April, 1944. His 15th, a B-24 in the Agram (Zagreb) area on 24 May, 1944. His 19th & 20th, both P-47s at Conches-en-Ouche on 12 June, 1944. His 21st, a P-47 at Conches on 12 June, 1944.
2753 Meyer, RudiLt357/JG-51 (9/42), 9/JG-51 (3/43)Bf 109F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Gefr at the time, two Soviet R-5s on 22 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. An R-5 on 8 March, 1943. An Il-4 on 6 May, 1943. A MiG-3 on 7 May, 1943. A MiG-3 and a P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A P-39 and a LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A P-39 and a MiG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 14 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Spas-Demensk on 11 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 NNE of Spas-Demensk on 12 August, 1943. May have achieved the rank of Lt. with as many as 35 victories (Magnus).
2754 Meyer, WalterOblt18JG-54, 5/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (5/40), 5/JG-26 (7/42 Abbeville-Drucat), 7/JG-26 (11/42)Bf 109E in 5 Staffel, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10002 "Brown 2 + I" (lost 8/21/41), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 660 "White 5" (80% dam 10/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Died 18 Jan., 1943 from TB contracted in a Lille military hospital while recovering from injuries suffered in a ground collision ar Wevelghem in Werk # 660 on 11 October, 1942 with wingman Karl Käferle. WIFA 21 August, 1941 when his A-1 had engine failure and he crashed at Overheluestraat. He was pulled from the wreckage by two Belgian farmers, and hospitalized at Courtrai. One known victory, a Spitfire over the Channel, north of Calais on 26 July, 1942. One of his victories was a "shared" victory, a Kokker XXI over Amsterdam on 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Schneider & Hans Wemhöner) His 1st, a Spitfire I at Dordrecht 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Douai, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, an Avro Anson over the English Channel on 29 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Sheerness on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at London on 15 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 30 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire NW of Dunkirk on 18 July, 1941. Another known victory, B-17 # 41-24510 "Snoozy II" of the 306BG, 367BS on 9 October, 1942. Alternate spelling: Mayer.
2755 Meyer, WernerUffz12/JG-27 (Balkans)Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 15491 (80% dam 8/8/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 8 August, 1943 in an emergency landing at Tripolis/Peloponnes due to engine trouble.
2756 Meyn, P.Fw9/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "4D + LT" (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with one other unnamed crew 21 August, 1940, 40 miles east of Berwick, after engines overheated during a recon flight over the North Sea, two other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List).
2757 Meyn, RudolfLt41/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 439 (40% dam 8/27/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 27 August, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Bol. Rudka Russia. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Merepa on 14 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) N of Lyubotin on 21 August, 1943.
2758 Meyn, WilhelmOblt6/3/1923Hamburg26Erg/StG-3, 7/StG-3, Adj. III/StG-3, Stafkpt 8/SG-3, Stafkpt 9/SG-3Ju 87, Fw 190F-8 with 9/SG-3 RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber w/Pendant & Gold Assault Operational Clasps
British POW 8 May 1945 and released 16 August, 1945. 721 combat missions. Shot down seven times with one bailout. All aerial victories in the East. Saw action in Italy, Croatia, Greece, Russia, Kuban and Krimea. 721 missions as Stuka and Assault pilot, including 281 in the Fw 190. Deceased 4 May, 2002 Hoppstädten-Weiersbach (P. Bastin).
2759 Miaksch, vonLt9/ZG-76 (Channel)Bf 110C (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd by Brithish fighters off the south coast of the UK. His unnamed gunner MIA.
2760 Miarka, Ogefr16/KG-53Bf 109G of Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Owsjupino on 15 August, 1943.
2761 Michaelis, GerhardGefr7/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 165756 "White 5 + -" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 south of La Fere.
2762 Michalski, GerhardObstlt6/25/1917Augsdorf, Südharz736/53(39), 4/JG-53(3/42), Stfkpt in 4/JG-53, Kdr II/JG-53(10/42-43), Stabstf I/JG-11(7/44), Kdr JG-4(8/44)Bf 109F-2 "Black <1 + -" (4/41), Bf 109F-4/Trop "White 1 + -" (7/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10484 (lost 10/15/42; combat off Marsa-Scirocco, bailed safely, rescued OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16362 "Black << + -" (lost 6/18/43 in JG-53), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440232 in JG-4, Fw 190D-9 "< - + -" in JG-4 (4/45 Neukirchen Ger.)
RK(9/4/42)
EL(11/25/44)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
His 1st victory was a Morane southwest of Saargemund, 31 October, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane SW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 10 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over England on 11 October, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane 20 km S of London on 28 October, 1940. Over Malta, he was able to achieve 26 victories. He was shot down six times. Once, he spent several hours in a rubber dingy in the Med.. Shot down 15 October, 1942 by Spitfires off Marsalokk Bay in G-2 #10484, landing in the sea and rescued by a Do 24 ASR seaplane. Shot down 18 June, 1943 by a Spitfire near Donnafucata Sicily in G-6 #16362. Bailed with wounds, rescued again by ASR, his 500th mission. Shot down with wounds 1 May, 1944 in G-6 #440232. On 22 February, 1946, he was killed in an auto accident. Died in a hospital in Kaltenkirchen. 652 combat missions. 13 bombers. His 67th, a B-17 at Königsdorf on 13 April, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944. A Typhoon SW of Goch on 27 September, 1944. His 73rd and last victory, a Yak-9 on 8 March, 1945. 14 victories in the East. Photo
2763 Michel, GerhardOfhr19239/JG-51Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1944 near Schagarren, no further detail.
2764 Michel, WilhelmHptm8/JG-26Bf 109G 4 & 6, Fw 190AWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Butler Pilot List. WIA 31 August, 1943 during an Allied strafing mission at Lille-Nord airfield.
2765 Michno, ErichLt13I/JG-52 (4/41 Channel), 1/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5812 (lost 4/15/41), Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a collision near Antwerp with another E-7, Wk# 6211, piloted by Fhr Friedrich Bartels (injured, DOW 4/16/41) on 15 April, 1941, Michno bailed safely. His 1st known victory, two Soviet I-180,s on 18 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List, 13 victories.
2766 Mick,Uffz13/JGr OstFw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Blechhammer on 7 August, 1944.
2767 Mielke, BernhardHptm4/21/19134Stfkpt 10(Nacht)/ZG-26 (5/39), 3(J)/LG-2 (5/40 Channel). Kdr I(J)/LG-2 (8/40 Calais - Marck)Ar 68F& Bf 109D in 39, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2043 (lost 8/30/40) in LG-2
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 during aerial combat 15km south of Hastings. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at St. Quentin, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75A at Wald by Eu, 7 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location.
2768 Mielke, SiegfriedUffz19/JG-300Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) SE of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944.
2769 Miethig, RudolfHptm10/17/1921Zwickau, Sachsen1013/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), "Hungarian" Staffel/JG-52Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 WK# 14602 "Yellow 1" (lost 6/10/43) RK(10/29/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)
EP(7/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 June, 1943 over the Kuban bridgehead after he had achieved his 101st victory by ramming the enemy Yak in his "Yellow 1", but crashed fatally himself. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 12 km ENE of Woeljany airfield on 31 May, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 29 June, 1942. An I-180 on 18 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 31 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 14 September, 1942. Two I-153s and two I-16 Ratas on 2 October, 1942. Four Yak-1s on 16 October, 1942. A U-2 on 12 February, 1943. An Il-2 and an Il-7 on 28 February, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 5 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and a P-39 on 16 April, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 20 April, 1943. Two P-39s on 24 April, 1943. Three Yak-1s on 6 May, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and a LaGG-3 on 7 May, 1943. A Spitfire, a LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 27 May, 1943. Two Yak-1s and a P-39 on 28 May, 1943. Two P-39s and a Yak-1 on 5 June, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 101 victories.
2770 Mietusch, KlausMaj8/5/1918Posen752/JG-26 (38), 7/JG-26 (9/39), Stafkpt 7/JG-26 (9/41), Kdr III/JG-26 (7/43)Bf 109E-1 Wk # 2746(lost), Bf 109E-7 "White 13 + I and White 2 + I" in 7/JG-26, Fw 190A-3 & Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7147 in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440640 "Blk 20", Werk # 162032 "Black 21" & Werk # 162345 "Black 24" w III Grp, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441646 "Black 25" (lost 9/17/44)
RK(3/26/44)
EL(11/18/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42)
EP(4/26/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/Pend (7/10/44)
KIA 17 September, 1944. Fatally wounded in "Black 25" by a P-51 of 361FG, 376FS, flown by Lt Wm. R. Beyer, while landing at Rath-Aldekerk/Rhineland. Buried Düsseldorf Nordfriedhof, Block 112/0/117 (Rosseels). 10 Bombers. POW (Temp) 8 June, 1940, shot down by an RAF Hurricane in Wk# 2746. Injured in a TO accident due to eng. fail. at Gatschina in Fw 190A-4 Wk# 7147. Bailed successfully w/injuries 3/8/44 near Meppen in G-6 # 162032 "Blk 21", aerial combat with P-51s. Landing acc. 4/12/44 in G-6 # 162345 "Blk 24" hitting a bomb crater and turning over. Downed by an RCAF Spitire piloted by S/L G. Robertson of No. 411 Sq., 7/17/44 in G-6/U4 #440640 "Wh 20" One known victory, a B-17 on 9 October, 1942 named ""Big Eagle" of the 93BG, flown by Capt. Alexander Simpson. Another B-17, either # 42-3192 "City of Albuquerque" of 303BG, 358BS, or # 42-5392 "Stric Nine" of 303BG, 427BS, both downed northwest of Breda on 19 August, 1943. His favoite wingman was Uffz Erhard Tippe. 452 missions. Shot down ten times. 15 victories in the East. His 65th victory, a P-38 N of Paris on 14 June, 1944. His last victory, a P-51 at Geldern on 17 September, 1944, the date of his death. His 109E-7 was "Yellow 13" in April 1941. Photo


June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert

Clockwise from left: JG26 Group: Lt. Walter Blume (POW 18 Aug 40), Lt. Werner Bartels (POW 24 Jul 40), Lt. Josef Schauff (KIA 24 Jul 40), Lt. Klaus Mietusch (KIA Sept 17 44), Oblt. Gerhard 'Gerd' Schöpfel, Lt. Gerhard Mueller-Dühe (KIA 18 Aug 40), and Lt. Gustav Sprick (KIA 28 Jun 41) (in front) - Chièvres, late May 1940.


2771 Mihlan, Heinz Maj7 Stab II/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-106 (3/43-6/43), Stab III/SG-4 (6/44), JG-51 Ar 96 & Bf 109F in JG-51, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470601 "Blk M" (lost 6/6/44) in SG-4
EK 1 & 2
Assault & Fighter Operational Clasps
He was uninjured 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat, when he was shot down in the vicinity of St.Jean d' Asse, pilot returned. His first known victory, A Soviet B-26 on 22 June, 1941. A Soviet SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. An SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. A BC-12 on 13 July, 1941. A 5th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 18 August, 1941. A 6th, a DB-3 on 2 September, 1941. A western victory, a P-51 S of La Bazoge, W of Mortain, on 6 June, 1944.
2772 Miksch, HansUffzStG-77Ar 66 "SE + YF"Made an emergency landing in his Ar 66 at Rainbach/Mühlviertel on 29 August, 1940, pilot disposition unknown.
2773 Mikula, ValentinFw16/StG-1 (8/43 S.U.)Ju 87 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 15 August, 1943.
2774 Milcarek,Uffz18/JG-53Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Mantes-la-Jolie on 22 August, 1944.
2775 Mildner, WilhelmOfw1112/JG-51Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 near Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 16 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. Nos. 5 & 6, both Il-2s on 10 June, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) S of Eldachov on 27 July, 1943. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-5 SE of Schiloff on 14 August, 1943. A 10th, an Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Kolpakovka on 18 August, 1943. An 11th, a LaGG-5 NW of Jsoloschino on 1 October, 1943.
2776 Miletzki, HansUffz6/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140507 "B3 + LP" (lost 8/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Harrasdorf-Pürawath 16 August, 1943 due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List).
2777 Mink, WilhelmLt4/29/1912Köln Nippes725/JG-51 (4/41), 4/JG-51 (7/43 Sardinia), 1/JG-52 (9/44 S.U.), 3(Erg)/JG-1(Instructor)Bf 109E in 5 Stf, Bf 109G-6/R6/Trop "Wh 12" in 5/JG-51, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160757 (lost 2/44), Fw 58, Bf 109G-14 #464454 (lost 3/12/45) RK(3/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/9/42)
EP(9/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945, shot down in his Fw 58 by British fighters while on a courier flight near Haderslev Denmark. Obermaier identifies this AC as Bf 109G-14 Wk# 464454, not the Fw 58 Courier AC. "Air War over Denmark" also identifies the AC as Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464454, on an intercept mission, and that the victors were American P-51s. Shot down twice over the English Channel and rescued by German submarines. His 1st aerial victory was a Blenheim over the English Channel on 29 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Hurricane E of Ramsgate on 21 May, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, two DB-3s on 25 June, 1941. Another double victory on 1 July, 1941; an I-16 and a Vultee-11. An I-18 and two Pe-2s on 30 August, 1941. An I-16 on 1 November, 1941. Two MiG-1s on 7 July, 1942. A Pe-2 and and two Il-2s on 4 August, 1942. On 3 February, 1944, Mink was shot down and seriously injured in an attack on B-26 Marauders in his G-6 Wk# 160757. 70 victories in the East. After returning to combat status, his first victory, an Il-2 on 1 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 72 victories.
2778 Minkus, HerbertUffz7/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166041 "White 18 + I" (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1944 during aerial combat with enemy fighters at Niederdornberg,ny Bielefeld.
2779 Minuth, WernerUffzJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove Denmark), 2/Schl.G-2Bf 109D Werk # 2540 (25% dam), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 228 "Black K" (reported lost 7/9/43; retd)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 9 July, 1943; returned later, no further detail. Injured 16 August, 1941 during a training exercise when he was forced to bellyland his AC at the Grove airfield due to engine failure. A Student Pilot at the time. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2780 Misch, HeinzOfw11 9/NJG-2 (10/43), 7/NJG-2 (6/44), IV/NJG-3 Bf 110, Ju 88G EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 65km E of Frankfurt/Main the night of 24/25 February, 1944. A Halifax on 22 October, 1943. A "4 mot" SE of Arnhem on 17 June, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Tilburg-Vucht on 21 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" 150 km NW of Stuttgart on 25 July, 1944. A 6th, a Halifax over northern Germnay on 13 August, 1944. His 11th reported victory, a "4 Mot" over England the night of 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela. Magnus Report. Flugbuch (7/41 to 4/45). Boiten 11 victories.
2781 Missfeldt, JohannesOblt12/20?/19178 9/JG-2 (5/40), 7/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E in 40, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8082 (lost 8/2/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6672 "Black << + I" (lost 8/31/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 August, 1941 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 15 km east of Gorodno (Stankey). Injured in a crash near Smolensk on 2 August, 1941 after running out of fuel. One known victory, a Soviet B-26 50 km N of Biala-Podlaska on 22 June, 1941. Magnus, victory count 8. Alternate spelling: Missfelt or Missfeld.
2782 Mitsch, HubertLt4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 800606 (80% dam 8/23/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with two other unnamed crew SE of San Lorenzo 23 August, 1943, crash cause not reported, one other crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
2783 Mitscher,Uffz11/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 27 August, 1944.
2784 Mitsdörfer, GerhardLt11/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 "White 6" (lost 8/1/8/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 18 August, 1940 after aerial combat over England, no specific location reported. One known victory, his 1st, a Fairey Battle at Montmirail, 13 June, 1940. Alternate spelling: Mitsdörffer. Added: He was sd by fighters and crashed into the sea in the area off Sandown/Ventnor, Isle of Wight, then rescued and taken prisoner (D.Drury).
2785 Mittenhuber, HansFw12/JG-3 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18487 (lost 8/12/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 12 August, 1943 at Cosenza due to an engine fire.
2786 Mix, Gerhard, GerdLt6/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10074 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 8/14/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 14 August, 1942 after aerial combat with fighters, crashed near El Alamein.
2787 Mlodoch, WilhelmFw4/13/1918Laurahütte7(Sturm)/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 430698 "White 2" (lost 8/23/44 near Krieglach/Vienna)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters. Crashed near Annaberg (Kurt Rieder). Added: He is buried in Lower Austria, at St Pölten Hauptfriedhof, Grp 3, Blk 3, Row 5, Gr 133 (D.Drury).
2788 Möckel, HermannUffz12/NJG-4 (11/43 to 12/44)Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 29/30 December, 1944 after being shot down by an Allied night fighter near Lesse Belgium (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Havelange on 13 August, 1944. Flugbuch.
2789 Möckel, WalterHptmStfkpt 4/JG-2Bf 109E-1(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 16 August, 1940 after aerial combat with fighters, crashing at Turzes Farm, Burwash, Etchingham, Sussex. Promoted to Hptm while imprisoned, 1 November, 1942.
2790 Mocker, KarlOfw7(H)/32Fw 189A-2 Werk # 0185 (70% dam 8/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 22 August, 1942 during an enemy fighter attack near Cholmskoje. His Observer, Oblt Hermann Finkenmöller, was also WIA. Obs Loss List & DK-G Awards List
2791 Modrow, Ernst WilhelmHptm5/5/1908Stettin34Transport pilot in KGr.z.b.V. -108 (5/40), 2/NJG-1 (10/43), Stafkpt 1/NJG-1 (4/44)Do 26V-1 Wk# 791 "P5 + AH" (lost 5/28/40), Bv 222, Me 323, Bf 110 RK(8/19/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/28/40)
Transport & Night Fighter Oper.Clasps in Silver
A former Lufthansa pilot. Flew Transport AC over Norway and in the Mediterranean. He was wounded and his Do 26 (4 eng flying boat) sunk by RAF fighters at Rombakenfjord on 28 May, 1940, while unloading equipment. Converted to Night Fighters in October of 1943. 109 Night Fighter combat missions. 259 total combat missions. All his victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Mosquito at Venlo on 7 March, 1944. A double victory on 31 March, 1944; both "4 mots"; one NNW of Abbeville, the other S of Abbeville. Three Lancasters in the Düsseldorf/Gilze-Rijen area on 23 April, 1944. A Mosquito 8 km S of Alkmaar on 11 June, 1944. On the night of 21 June, 1944, he downed 5 Lancasters. A "4 mot" 40 km SW of Beacon "Biber" on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Zoutkamp area on 18-19 August, 1944. Two "4 mots" at Düsseldorf on 23 September, 1944. His 34th, an "unidentified e/a" on 5 January, 1945. Deceased 16 September, 1990 Kiel (P. Bastin).
2792 Moell, A.ObltStfkpt 6/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4463 "3U + AP" (lost 8/7/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1941, cause and location unknown.
2793 Mohr, KlausHptmKdr II/KG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550213 "V4 + EP" (lost 8/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA after crashing near Scorcia, 12 August, 1943, cause unknown. Remaining crew(MIA): Ofw Fritz Weber, Observer; Ofw Ferdinand Loose, R/O and Fw Helmut Boos, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & Ju 88 Loss List.
2794 Mohr, OttoFhr110/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780669 "Red 9 + I" (lost 9/19/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Venlo Holland on 19 September, 1944, cause unknown, pilot returned (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Typhoon at Bernay-Louviers on 17 August, 1944.
2795 Mohr, OttoLtI/KG-4He 177A-1 Werk # 15262 "VF + RL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 2 August, 1943 when he accidentally touched the waters of the Ammersee during a low level flight, killing the entire crew. Seems as tho the unit was being re-equiped with the He 177 at the time. Remaining crew: Fw Kurt Kunerz, Mechanic and Gefr Werner Moss, Gunner. Parts of the AC were found and are in a Museum in Oberschleissheim. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
2796 Möll, AlfredOblt6/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4463 "3U + AP" (lost 8/7/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1941 after being rammed by an enemy plane; one other MIA, one KIA, near Kingisepp. Bf 110 Loss List
2797 Moll, WilhelmUffz2/4/1913III/StG-77 (8/40 Caen) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 0519 "F1 + GP" (lost 8/18/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 602 Sq.. His AC crashed into the sea off Littlehampton, Sussex, England. Pilot buried CC, Plot 4, Row 4, Gr 47. His RO/Gunner, Uffz Schwemmer, managed to damage one of the Spitfires, piloted by F/Sgt Basil Whall, before he too, perished in the crash. Whall made an emergency landing just off the beach at Bognor Regis. Schwemmer buried in the War Cemetery at Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 192. Sources: Weal-Osprey, M.Croft & D.Drury.
2798 Möllenbrok, Heinz GeorgLt4/6/1920Lemgo?3/KG-2Do 17Z-2 "U5 + LL" (lost 8/16/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Class "C" Glider Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1940 after being shot down on his 20th mission and seriously wounded during the raid on RAF Hornchurch, Kent. He was the victim of British Hurricane pilot, Frank Higginson (or P/O Bryan Wicks) of RAF No. 56 Sq.. His Observer, Uffz Phillipp Hess (geb 1/11/15, Mainz-Kostheim), bailed successfully, with wounds, and was also taken prisoner; interned in Canada. Two crewmembers were killed: Gefr Gerhard Reinicke (10/12/19, Limbach), R/O and Gefr Johann Golob (12/19/14, Buer-Rosse), Gunner, both bailing out at too low an altitude. Möllenbrok was seriously injured, and brought to Wye Valley for treatment. Returned to Germany after three years as a POW. Representing the KG-2 Pilots Association, he layed the wreath on the graves of the crew of Do 217 #5314, on 14 October, 1998. Jager Blatt mention & LW Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: the ac came down at Summerfield, near Staple, Kent. The injury was to his right hand, and may have been amputated. The two deceased crew are buried at CC, Plot 1, Row 2; Reinicke in Gr 37, Golob in Gr 38 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Moellenbrok.
2799 Moller, Hans JürgenLt1/4/1922Steinbach Hallenburg17FlgFr 6/JG-53 (3/41; 7/41 Sylt), Stab II/JG-53 (4/42 Cosimo;10/42), 1/JG-53 (1/43), 3/JG-53 (2/43)Bf 109F-2 in 6 Staffel, Bf 109F-4(Trop) Wk # 7160 "Yel 7 + -"(lost 2/11/42) in II Gruppe, 1 & 3 Staffel, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7460 (lost 4/8/42; flak at Valetta, pilot OK), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15073 "White 5" (lost 3/25/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43 in absentia)
EK 1(3/8/42) & 2(10/20/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
POW 25 March, 1943; shot down by flak north of Beja in "White 5". Uninjured in a takeoff accident from Comiso in "Yellow 7" on 11 February, 1942 at Comiso due to engine failure (Prien). Uninjured on 8 April, 1942 when his Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7460 was hit by flak at La Valetta, the AC a total loss (Prien). One known victim, his 1st, a Spitfire E of Deal on 7 May, 1941. Nos.2 & 3, both Blenheims at Maasmündung on 28 August, 1941. His 4th, a Whitley W of Callantsoog on 11 October, 1941. A Hurricane southeast of Insel Malta on 23 December, 1941. Also, a Fokker T VIII (actually a captured German He 115 used by the RAF for covert operations) on 5 February, 1942 and a Blenheim the next day. Recorded a Spitfire 15 km east of Marsa Scirocco (Malta) on 16 June, 1942 and another on 27 July, 1942. His 11th, a Spitfire in the Desert on 13 October, 1942. Shot down a Spitfire 3 km northeast of Ras-el-Walish on 24 October, 1942.His 14th, a Spitfire on 2 January, 1943. His 15th victory, a B-17 on 31 January, 1943. His 16th victory, a Spitfire on 27 February, 1943. Another Spitfire on 28 February, 1943.
2800 Möller, Herbert Erwin F.J.Uffz5/5/1916Krusenhagen2/LG-2Bf 109E-1 "L2 + K" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Hurricane of No.56 Sq., piloted by P/O Kenneth Marston, crashing at Mackledons Farm, Bobbing, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 5, Row 1, Gr 12. Source: M.Croft & D.Drury. NOTE: The "F.J." in his Given name stands for Fritz Johannes.

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