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2801 Braun, FriedrichUffz13/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332822 "White 10 + ~" (dam 3/19/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Schleptrup.
2802 Braun, FriedrichOfhr3/KG-4 (Novy Dvor Malacky)He 111H-16 Werk # 162438 (Lost 1/1/45)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspInjured 1 January, 1945 when his ac crashed at Mount Vysoka, Slovakia, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Reinhard Onken, Obs; Uffz Rudolf Simon, R/O; Fw Erich Keller, Flt Engr and Ogefr Josef Linke, Gnr. The deceased are buried in the War Cem., Allensteig, Austria, Blk 1, Row 14, as follows: Uffz Onken Gr 287, Uffz Simon Gr 285, Fw Keller Gr 286 and Ogefr Linke Gr 288 (D.Drury).
2803 Braun, Friedrich Elder vonMaj6/7/1901AltdorfKdr III/KG-355 (5/39), Kdr III/KG-53 (8/40 Lille-Nord), Kdr Lw Jäger Regt 21He 111P or H in both unitsBomber Operational ClaspChannel pilot. Added: Deceased 21 June, 1989, Munich (LOCS).
2804 Braun, GerdLt14/JG-53 (2/43 Tunisia)Bf 109G-4 (Trop) Werk # 16057 (lost 2/24/43), Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 16701 (lost 4/21/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 April, 1943 during aerial combat at the La Marsa airfield. WIA 24 February, 1943 during aerial combat near Tunis, same day as his victory. One known Desert victory, his first, a B-26 4 km off Hohe, on 24 February, 1943.
2805 Braun, GeroldUffz11/9/19164/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174006 "White 4" (lost 5/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters at Thalfang (Hilscheid). Buried Hamburg-Ohldorf.
2806 Braun, GottliebOfw67/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120011 "3U + GR" (lost 10/14/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 14 October, 1943 near Frankfurt am Main, cause unknown. His R/O Uffz Kurt Schirrmeister was also KIA. (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). These first three known victories were B-17s in the Meppen area on 8 October, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943. A 5th, a B-17 10 km NNE of Münster on 10 October, 1943. A 6th, another B-17, same day, no location.
2807 Braun, HansFw49/JG-4 (10/44), Stab III/JG-4Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Quedlinburg on 12 September, 1944 (Perry Claims). A 2nd, a Spitfire at Emmerich on 27 September, 1944, an Uffz at the time. A 3rd, a P-51 west of Nauen on 6 October, 1944 (Perry Claims). A 4th, P-51 at Havelange/Ardennes on 26 December, 1944 (Perry Claims).
2808 Braun, HeinrichUffz2/JG-27 (1/45 Rheine) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331344 "Blue 4" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze KIA 1 January, 1945 after being shot down by "friendly" fire. He perished at the controls because he was too low to bail out, crashing at De Bilt Holland (DeSwart). He only had a few combat actions before 1 January, 1945. Added" Another source suggests he was sd by a Spitfire of No.2 Sq.. Buried Ysselsteyn BX-7-151 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
Ysselstein, Holland
2809 Braun, HeinzHptm7/19/1915 3/KG-40 (5/41), 2/FAGr-5 (6/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-200 (2/44) Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0050 "F8 + CB" (or AR) (5% dam 5/24/41) Wound Badge (5/24/1), Bomber Operational Clasp AC reported damaged 24 May, 1941 over the Atlantic, two injured (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: An Oblt at the time, Heinz Braun was the Co-Pilot, the pilot was a Lt Robert Maly ( another source suggests his name Paul Maly). Oblt Braun and R/O Ofw Lothar Cissarz were the two injured when they were sd by AA fire from a ship, costing Braun an eye. Remaining crew: Uffz Frondermann, Oblt Herbert Nikolaus, Ogefr Wein and Reg Rat Dr Günter Schlarb (KIA, buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven Blk 9, Row 1, Gr 3 (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
2810 Braun, HerbertUffz3/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144361 "3E + HL" (lost 3/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 March, 1943 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter believed to be that of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by F/O Wallace, crashing northwest of Hartlepool. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Albert Knittel, Observer, Uffz Karl Panzer, wireless operator and Gefr Hubert Grote, gunner.
2811 Braun, HubertUffz1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1521 "A6 + OH" (lost 2/6/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 6 February, 1942: failed to return from a mission near Färöyne, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Paul Schmidt, Observer; Uffz Richard Preiss, R/O and Uffz Lee Hager, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Crashed at sea, probably off the coast of the Faroe Island (Observer Loss List)
2812 Braun, JohannesFw4/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5718 "6G + PR" (lost 2/23/41)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 23 February, 1941 over Malta, probably due to fighters. His resting place unknown. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List. Added: An Uffz at the time, Braun was wounded on 20 July, 1940 when his ac was attacked over the sea off Dover by Hurricanes of Nos. 31 & 615 Sqs. The ac returned to France, damaged, and the pilot was hospitalized (D.Drury).
2813 Braun, KarlLt9/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410219 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 11/13/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Osnabrück.
2814 Braun, OskarLt6/22/19211(F)/22 (Kemi) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 088 0601 "4N + HH" (lost 3/23/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 23 March, 1942; failed to return from an operation, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt August Beuter, Observer; Fw Herbert Hirsch, R/O and Uffz Heinz Höhner, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: While on a transfer flight from Kemi to Bardufoss, it accidentally crashed into a mountain top at Beahcegealhaldi Norway, 70 km ENE of Skibotn, killing the entire crew. The crews remains were brought down from the mountain in 1979, however, no mention of their final resting place (Flyvrak Norway & Observer Loss List).
2815 Braun, OswaldOfw3(H)/21Hs 126B-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/4/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2816 Braun, OttoFwI/Sch.G-1, I/SG-1Ju 87D-3 & D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42 or 43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2817 Braun, OttoFhrI/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512447 (85% dam 2/18/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 February, 1945; rammed another G-14, Werk # 412729 (unnamed pilot) during takeoff from the Weidengut airfield (Bf 109 Loss List).
2818 Braun, ReinhardtGefr9/21/1921Tambach5/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3729 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 19 August, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at Poperinghe/Steenvorde. This was his first mission, and he died in his E-7. Buried Bourdon France, Block 10/17/464 (Rosseels).
2819 Braun, RudolfHptm8/30/1913Brannenburg InnI/KG-162; I/StG-167,168, & 76, 1/StG-3 (4/42 Med), Stfkpt 1 StG-3, Kdr I/SG-3Ju 87R-4 "S7 + BH" in 1/StG-3, Fw 190F in SG-3 & SG-102 (2/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
503 missions, mostly with the Ju 87. Served as Kdr I & II/SG102 late 44 and early 45.
2820 Braun, WalterFw9(Jabo)/JG-26Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 3259 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 11/5/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 5 November, 1940; while flying wingman for Heinz Ebeling, his Stfkpt.. The two collided over or near Dungeness. Both bailed safely and their ac's crashed at Wittersham, Kent. Braun interned in Canada.
2821 Braun, WalterOfw5/KG-30 1/43 Med), IV(Erg)/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2146 "??" (60% dam 1/23/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. WIA with two other unnamed crew during aerial combat with enemy fighters 23 January, 1943; crash landed at an unreported loction (JU 88 Loss List).
2822 Braun, WilhelmOblt11/14/1908Mannheim1JG-27 (8/42), 5/JG-54 (10/42), 10/JG-26 (6/43), Instr FFS A/B 43 (9/43), Lw Festungs Bn (9/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 9 February, 1943 (OKL & LOCS).
2823 Braun, Wilhelm 'Willi'Lt7/31/1920Würzburg4/KG-55 (9/41), KG(J)-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2605 "G1 + CM" (dam 10/19/41, all safe), He 111H (Crewmember)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Willi is one of few Observers to receive the RK, and is thus included in this Profile, as are a few of the R/Os and Gunners. 100+ combat missions. Flew no missions in KG-55 having begun sgl seat fighter training. Deceased 16 February, 1994, Bürgstadt.
2824 Braun, WolfgangOfhr5/19/19245/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714079 (lost 9/26/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspPilot listed as killed in a crash at the Rhein Main airfield after an intercept mission on 26 September, 1944, no cause reported. No mention of crew.
2825 Braun, WolradOblt3/11/1916JGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5322 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 October, 1942; he was seen diving vertically into the ground from 2500 meters altitude. The AC crashed in a meadow at Hvidballe Moor, Faarbaek Denmark, burning on impact. Braun was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 4, in Esbjerg on 6 October, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark. The Air War text states his given name as Volrad, altho the tombstone is written Wolrad.
2826 Braunburg, RudolfUnk7/19/1924Landsberg / WartheTransport unit 42, Ftr unit 44Ju 52, Fw 190ATransport Operational ClaspWWII Luftwaffe pilot and author of several novels, one being "Betrayed Skies". Flew transport ac until late war. Transitioned to fighters until fuel limited and reported sd by a Mosquito and made a safe emergency landing. Served in infantry at the Battle of the Bulge where he was taken prisoner 2 January, 1945. Deceased 21 February, 1996 in Waldbröl. Limited data found on the internet.
2827 Braune, ErhardHptm2/21/191314Stab I/JG-1 (9/39), 7/JG-27 (7/41 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-27 (10/41 Med), JGr-Süd (3/44), Kdr II EJG-1 (1/45)Bf 109E-4/Trop in JG-27, Bf 109G & Fw 190A in JGr-Süd & EJG-1EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim in the Maastricht area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Potez 63 over Amiens, 20 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Potez 63 at Nesle, 5 June, 1940. His 4th, a LeO-451 at Roye on 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire S of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 8 July, 1941. Another, a DB-3 in 11 July, 1941. A PS-84 on 13 July, 1941. A TBC-3 on 26 July, 1941. His 12th, an I-18 at Ivankovo on 12 October, 1941. Two Desert victories. His 13th, a Hurricane of RAF No. 229 Sq. at Agedabia on 31 December, 1941. Another Hurricane on 2 January, 1942 in the same general vacinity. Deceased 27 January, 1999.
2828 Braune, HeinzGefr2/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 26 June, 1940 when his E-1 crashed after experiencing engine failure on takeoff for a transfer flight from Lyon.
2829 Braune, HerbertOfw16/ZG-1Bf 110D Werk # 4233 "S9 + OP" (lost 8/8/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1942 at Sergiewkaja Russia due to enemy fire. His unnamed gunner also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 22 July, 1942.
2830 Braune, HerbertFwI/SG-77Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582366 (lost 1/22/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 22 January, 1945 east of Posen, cause unknown.
2831 Braunegg, HerwardHptm1918Graz, AustriaStfkpt (H)/Aufkl.Gr. 9 1941-43 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/NAGr-6 (11/44), Eins/Kdo Braunegg, Stfkpt 2/NAGr-6 (2/45-5/45)Bf 109 & Fw 189 in NAGr-9, Me 262B-1a/U1 in NAGr-6, Me 262A-1a/U3 "White 24" in Eins/Kdo

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
He was the son of GenMaj Alexander Braunegg. Deceased 16 December, 1983.
2832 Brauneis, FranzFw9/15/1920Guntersdorf8/SG-4 (6/44 Clastres, Fr.)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470582 "Black B" (lost 6/6/44)Assault Operational Clasp KIA 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Bazoge, S of Paris. He is buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 31, Gr 4. He had a passenger, Uffz Paul Ebert (geb 10/8/13 Bitterfeld), also killed, and buried same cem, Vault 28, Grave 6 (absa3945).
2833 Braunert, Karl HeinzOgefr12/30/19244/JG-26Fw 190D-9/R11 Werk # 210955 "Black 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 on the return from the Grimbergen airfield assault during Operation Bodenplatte, crashing near Vremde, SE of Antwerp. Many were lost to their own AA fire. Buried Lommel, Block 51/300 (Rosseels). Alternate spelling: Braunnert.
Lommel, Belgium
2834 Braunger, FranzUffz7/30/1920I/TG-1Ju W34 (lost 4/12/45)Transport Operational ClaspPilot reported killed at Berndshausen 12 April, 1945 as a result of a fighter attack, buried Merxhausen.
2835 Braunmüller, JosefUffz2/11/1921Stockheim7/ZG-26Bf 110G-2 Werk # 150134 "3U + DR" (lost 6/16/44) Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp WIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat, crashed at Guta Hungary. He was taken to Kriegslazarett 4/605 in nearby Komaron, but DOW the same day. His R/O, Uffz Georg Grüner, was also wounded. Uffz Braunmüller is buried in the War Cemetery at Budaörs Hungary, Blk 12, among the Unknown (D.Drury).
2836 Brauns, WilhelmOblt61(Z)/KG-40, 1/NJG-2 (Med)Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0564 "R4 + HH" (lost 12/19/41)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 19 December, 1941 after being shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No.126 Sq. over Malta. He may have been the victim of P/O Edw. "Pete" Steele, an American, who was also KIA later this date. Source: Weal-Osprey. The JU 88 Loss List claims Braun MIA and one crew WIA. Added: 60+ missions over Poland, Norway, England, Africa & Malta. Known victories, two Hamdens 14 November, 1940; a Blenheim 11 December, 1940 and an unidentified on 27 December, 1940. He was sd by a Skua over Norway in April, 1940, but unhurt. His two Ju 88 crew were Matuschka & Heese (R.Randall).
2837 Braunschirn, GeorgOfw12Legion Condor, 1/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.), 8/JG-54 (8/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 38215 "Black ?" (lost)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1941 over Kingisepp, S.U.. Five victories in Spain. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 6 July, 1941. A 2nd & 3rd, both I-16s on 9 July, 1941. Another double, his 4th & 5th victories, both SB-3s on 15 July, 1941. A triple, all SB-3s on 24 July, 1941. Nos. 9 and 10, both SB-2s on 2 August, 1941. Another double, nos. 11 and 12, both I-153s, on 10 August, 1941. Braunschirn was one of the first JG-54 top aces to fall on the Eastern Front. Alternate spelling: Braunchirn.
2838 Braunschweiger, HeinzFw4/6/190931 & 2.J/88 Legion Condor, JG-2Bf 109B & E
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two victories in Spain. source. Deceased 7 January, 2002.
2839 Braunshim, GeorgUffz52.J/88 Legion CondorBf 109B-2 in Spain, Bf 109E (lost 7/25/40)
Spanish Cross
Fighter Operational Clasp
All five victories in Spain, Soviet type ac (Safarikovi Claims List/D.Drury).
2840 Brausch, KarlOblt2/StG-2 (5/40 France; 1/42/S.U.)Ju 87R (lost 5/15/40), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2055 "T6 + BB" (lost 1/19/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1942, probably flak at Staraja-Russa, no mention oc crew disposition (Ju 87 Loss List). KIA (POW?...released after Frence Armistice?) 15 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Cortil-Noiremont. Source: A. Rosseels. This could be twp different pilots with the same name.
2841 Brautigam, HansOfw3/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144551 "B3 + BL" (lost 3/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 27/28 March, 1944 on the Bristol raid, when he was shot down by W/Cdr K.M.Hampshire and F/O T.Condon in a Mosquito XVII of RAAF No.456 Sq. The AC crashed at Walronds Park Farm, Isle Brewers, near Ilminster, Somerset at 23:50 hours. Remaining crew: Ogefr Kurt Chalon, Observer (POW); Uffz Robert Belz, R/O (KIA, bur CC, Plot 7, Row 9, Gr 229) and Ogefr Alfred Maleztki, Mech (POW). Belzs body was found at Isle Brewers on 13 April, 1944. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
2842 Bräutigam, WernerLt3/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141133 "F1 + KL" (lost 9/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bizerta 6 September, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2843 Brautkuhl, WalterMajKdr 7/KG-53 (8/42)He 111H Werk # 7546 "A1 + NR" (lost 8/5/42 DeSwart)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1942; although a pilot, he was Observer this date and their ac crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast after a raid on Swansea, cause and crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) Brautkuhl buried Margny Fr. 5/41/2 in a shared grave with two other crew (D.Drury). See pilot A. Classen for additional crew detail
2844 Braxator, HorstLt5/8/1919Danzig23/JG-1 (9/39)Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 May, 1940 during aerial combat N of Amiens. He was the 1st casualty of I/JG-1. Buried Bourdon, Block 43/8/277 (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Overysche, 11 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Lysander "P-9063 of RAF No. 4 Sq. at Outgaarden, near Hoongarde, 13 May, 1940
2845 Bray, PaulFwAufkl.St.OstseeFw 189A-3 Werk # 2138 "H7 + YH" (lost 1/20/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 20 January, 1943 at Finnschermeerbussen Finland, cause unknown. The remaining unnamed crew were also MIA. Obs Loss List. NOTE: Another source says he was "Safe" after crashing at sea in the Gulf of Finland.
2846 Brebeck, J.OfwIII/JG-54Fw 190D-9 Werk # unk (lost 9/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHis D-9 crashed at Veghel Holland on 24 September, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
2847 Brecher, JosefFw7/KG-55 Russia, Crete & GreeceHe 111 "G1 + ER & IR", "G1 + AP"Transport Operational Clasp in Bronze1120 logbook entries 12/40 to 4/44, with many combat missions in 1941 and 1942 noted. Known to have crashed at least once, as seen in one of the accompanying photos. Grouping found online at Leisure Galleries.
2848 Brecht, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Bf109G-6 Werk # 20525 (60% dam 8/9/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Pilot injured 9 August, 1943 making an emergency landing at Gablingen due to engine trouble.
2849 Brechtel,UffzErg/Transportstaffel (1/44)Ju 52/3m Werk # Unk "L5 + GH" (dam 1/27/44)Transport Operational ClaspBechtel served as Co-Pilot for Hptm Richard Wandelt 27 January, 1944 on a flight from Vincenza to Hörsching. He and the crew were uninjured when they were required to make an emergency landing on snow at Trinksteinsattel, in he Rax Mountains, Austria, cause unknown. They were all rescued the next day, See Hptm Wandelt's profile for remaining crew (D.Drury).
2850 Brechthold, ErnstLtStab III/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19647 "Black < + I" (lost 5/21/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 May, 1943 after aerial combat with a bomber, Made emergency landing near cape Granitola (Bf 109 Loss List).
2851 Brechthold, Wolfram Uffz1924Ulm3LKS-2 (Gatow), FFS A/B-11 (Gardelegen), JG-106 (Lachen), 9/JG-1 (44 Paderborn)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 165870 "Yellow 16" (lost 8/12/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
POW 12 August, 1944; shot down over the invasion front near Amy, and taken prisoner by French partisans and turned over to the Americans. He was released from Camp Shanks (USA) in 1946, and returned to Ulm. Jager Blatt 2/2004. 80 missions. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire west of Caen on 17 July, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Sees LAigle on 1 August, 1944. His 3rd, another Spitfire in the LAigle area on 3 August, 1944. Victories per the Perry Claims. Added: Living in Ulm, 2012. Deceased August, 2013, buried in the Ulm Cemetery (Source: Friedrich Braun). Alternate spelling: Brechtold.
2852 Brechtl, Josef "Bazi"Fw277/JG-54 (Kotly Finland) Bf 109F-4 Wk# 12633 (or 12663) "White 6 + ~" (6/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13666 "Blue 2" (lost 1/6/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 January, 1943 south of Welikije-Luki. On 2 December, 1942 he was flying his F-2 when it sustained 20% damage near Tschudowo. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 18 November, 1941. An I-16 on 30 December, 1941. A Soviet P-40 on 13 March, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 22 March, 1942. An I-26 on 23 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 1 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata and a LaGG-3 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 27 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A P-40 on 3 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 30 September, 1942. A Yak-4 on 12 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A MiG-3 10 km SE of Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A MiG-3 9 km NNE of Velikiye Luki on 17 December, 1942. His last victory, a LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1943, the day he went missing.
2853 Brede, Hans JoachimLtJGr Süd, II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 7/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172993 "Brown 10" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 18 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51 of 315FS at Beauvais-Tille.
2854 Brede, RudolfLt1Erg/JGr-West (France), 1/JG-11Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5940 (lost 7/14/42), Bf 109G EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a non-operational force landing at Brest on 14 July, 1942 due to a fuel shortage. One known victory, a P-51 5 km SE of St Quentin on 25 August, 1944.
2855 Brede, WalterMaj10/29/1910Deutsch Theerau1 Stab I/JG-11 (9/43), Kdr I/JG-301 (2/44), Kdr JG-300 (5/44- 7/44), Kdr Fsch.Jg.Regt-26 ('45) Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wilde Sau Unit. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 40 km NNW of Baltrum on 27 September, 1943.
2856 Brede, WilhelmHptmStfkpt in II/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3670 "??" (lost 6/6/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Dubrowo 6 June, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
2857 Brede, WilliObltStfkpt 6/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3570 "A2 + ML" (lost 9/7/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 7 September, 1940 after aerial combat wih a Hurricane of No.1 Sq., piloted by Sgt Arthur Clowes off Birchington, Thanet, Kent. His Gunner, Uffz August Alfred Galla, KIA, buried CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 435. Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
2858 Bredenbeck, FriedrichOfw2/LG-1Ju 88A-4 (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber(?) Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2859 Breder, HermannOgefr3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730422 "Yellow 8" (lost 9/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Wiesbaden area. Source: L. Wiegels
2860 Bredhauer, Karl Charly10/9/1919KG Units 1941 to 1944, ERG-Ost, II/JG-54Ju 52, Ju 88, Ju 188, Fw 190A in ERG & JG-54Bomber Operational ClaspOn 8 May, 1945, he flew from Lithuania to Flensburg with two persons in the fuselage of an Fw 190A. Deceased 29 September, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
2861 Bredkill, JosefUffz17/JG-54Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first Soviet, a DB-3 on 30 June, 1941.
2862 Bredtschneider, RFwII/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 1/1/45 at Löbnitz)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
2863 Bredtschneider, RudiOblt8/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5204 "9K + NS" (lost 6/25/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost at an undisclosed location in Russia on 25 June, 1941, cause unknown; pilot and one other returned, two KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
2864 Breese, WernerHptm4/6/19135(F)/122Do 17P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Commanded 5(F)/122 when they celebrated the completion of their 2000th mission 6 September, 1942. Deceased 17 February, 1995. Wiki Luft data.
2865 Bregant, AlfredLtII/NJG-1 (Germany)Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0256 "??" (lost 8/29/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 29 August, 1940; crashed at Elsdorf during air-firing practice (Ju 88 Loss List).
2866 Breger, PaulOblt10/JG-54Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210050 "TS+DX" "Black 2" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 December, 1944 in aerial combat with British Tempests of RAF Sq. 486 (New Zealand) and American P-47s over Telgte and Everswinkle, near Münster.
2867 Bregulla, HelmutUffz5/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350216 "White 17" (lost 11/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured on 8 November, 1944 in a crash after hitting the ground at Tutow during a training flight.
2868 Brehm, AdolfUnkIV/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (dam 1/6/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac damaged 6 January, 1944 near the Toulouse airfield by a Mosquito (?) Night Fighter. The extent of damage and crew dispositio unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Leopold Wimmer, Obs; Ogefr Karl Geiger, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Wieland, Gnr (12 O'clock High Forum).
2869 Brehm, Friedrich "Fritz"Fw 2/KGr-806 (5/41 France, 5/42 Malta) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6229 (dam 5/13/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1601 "M7 + MK" (lost 5/28/42) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 28 May, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Luca (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: WIC 13 May, 1941 when his Wk# 6229 made contact with an He 111 of 1/KG-28 at the Nantes airfield, Loire Atlantique. Remaining crew (WIC): Gefr Rudolf Pannicke, Obs; Uffz Herbert Reckow, R/O and Gefr Adolf Rinne, Gnr (D.Drury). NOTE: Werk # 6229 is also attributed to Ofw Raimund Deisinger of 7/KG-51, lost 22 June, 1941. My source; Luftwaffe Loss Report, microfilm roll #3. This might suggest the May damage was repaired, and 6229 returned to service.
2870 Brehm, OskarUffzIII/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8718 "??" (lost 2/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew at Nowo Rossijsk 19 February, 1943 after being hit by flak, one other crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
2871 Brehm, WernerUffz1Stab/StG-77Ju 87 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hawk-75A at Labalelot, 13 June, 1940.
2872 Breidenbach, Hans JoachimUffz4/KG(J)-6 (3/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 3/31/45)Fighter Operational ClaspBailed safely 31 March, 1945 after aerial combat with American fighters in the vicinity of the Klecany airfield, Cz.. The ac crashed SE of Kralupy, near Vitavou, towards Chvateruby (P.Krejci/F.Braun 6/2022).
2873 Breidenstein,Uffz1/BordFl.Gr-196 (45)Ar 196Observer Operational ClaspKIFA in 1945 during a flight from the Prinz Eugen to Wilhelmshaven. He attempted a landing in heavy fog, broke a float, and crashed, killing he and Observer Oblt zur See Kreising.
2874 Breier, HelmutUffz1/SG-10Fw 190A-5 Werk # 853 (25% dam), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 51714 "Green 4" (lost 9/6/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 6 September, 1943; believed shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by F/O Howitt. He crashed into the sea 3 miles off Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. Injured in a force landing 21 May, 1943 near Evreux due to engine trouble.
2875 Breigner,HptmKdr II/JG-102 (12/44 to end)Ar 68, Bf 109G, Fw 190AFighter Operational Clasp
2876 Breiler, ErnstFw1(F)/AGr,ObdL. (Oldenburg)He 111P Werk # unk "T5 + AH" (lost 3/7/40) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW 7 March, 1940; sd with wounds after being attacked by five Spitfires of No. 603 Sq., crashed at sea 64 miles east of Aberdeen Scotland (Observer Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Hans Georg Fröse, Obs; Uffz Ernst Kerch, R/O and Uffz Ewald Ofner, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
2877 Breimer, HermannLtStab/Sch.G.-2 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360087 "R4 + HM" (lost 7/31/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Willfried Joppich and two unnamed crew 31 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, crew and ac from II/NJG-2 (Ju 88 Loss List).
2878 Breimer,WilhelmOblt19/NJG-4Bf 110G-4 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a Ju 52 crash 31 July, 1944 at Vouziers during a transport flight. Source: T. Boiten.
2879 Breinl, HenfriedOgefrRammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspParticipated in the Ramm-Attack against American bombers on 7 April, 1945.
2880 Breis,ObltStfkpt II/SG-1 (7/44)Fw 190F, Fw 190E-8Assault Operational ClaspMentioned in Jager Blatt article as a comrade of G. Pallat.
2881 Breissner, Oblt15/KG-51Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster at Cambridge on 19 April, 1944.
2882 Breit, FritzObltII/StG-1Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Div Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2883 Breitenbürger, Karl HeinzOfw5/Sch.G-1Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
2884 Breitenstein, Erich A.OgefrII/JG-5Ar 96 Werk # 4207 (damaged)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 29 March, 1942 after refueling at Kristiansand, making an emergency landing at Trollhättan in Sweden during a non-operational flight from Stavanger Norway to his intended destination, Aalborg Denmark. He became lost, and running low on fuel, thought he was landing in Denmark, AC damage extent unknown. Passenger, Kurt Erich Walter Feldman, no injury reported. Breitenstein, Feldmann and the AC were permitted to return to Norway on 18 April, 1942. Source: SIG Norway & B.Widfeldt.
2885 Breiter,Gefr18/JG-27Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire S of Rheine on 8 December, 1944. This could be Gefr Gerhard Breiter later in JG-27.
2886 Breiter, GerhardGefr10/JG-5Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14628 (90% damaged)Fighter Operational ClaspTakeoff accident 23 April, 1944 at Gossen, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
2887 Breitfeld, Hans HeinrichHptm6Stab I/NJG-5 (7/44), 9/NJG-5 (8/44), 3/NJG-5Bf 110EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9 April, 1945; crash landing at Lübeck airfield, cause not given (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Creil on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" N of Chaumont on 15 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Nancy on 25 July, 1944. A 4th "4 mot" E of Königsberg, and a 5th and 6th "4 mot" W of Königsberg, on 30 August, 1944. Magnus Report & Boiten, 9 victories. Alternate spelling: Breitfeldt (Boiten).
2888 Breitfeld, WernerOblt5/17/192214/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54, 13/JG-54Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10351 (lost 7/25/43), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 739344 "White 5" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 25 July, 1943. Wounded this same day in Wk# 10351 by the Mga-Sologubowka airfield S.U. in 10 Staffel. KIA 14 January, 1945 in "White 5" over Hunteburg near Vörden Germany.
2889 Breithaupt, HansOblt1/7/19191KG-55, KG-155, IV/KG-30, I/KG-30, Stfkpt 3/NJG-2 (7/44)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620600 (lost 12/1/44) in NJG-2 EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Shot down the night of 30 November/1 December, 1944 by an English Night Fighter. His R/O killed, Breithaupt was thrown clear of the aircraft and was unable to deploy his chute. Flugbuch (4/39 to 4/44). He was a Lufthansa Captain after the war. Deceased 7 June, 1998. Boiten, 1 victory. His G-6 reported lost 1 December, 1944, crashing at Arsbeck, no further detail. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): FhjFw Erik Sellschopp and Uffz Werner Leyh (A. Rosseels).
2890 Breitkreutz, HelmutGefr6/13/1920EJG-1Ar 96, Me 262Survived the war. Source: M. Sergent.
2891 Breitling, PaulOfw13/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109E & F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941.
2892 Breitschädel, GeorgUffz6/KG-26 (Blankensee)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6535 "1H + DP (lost 11/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 12 November, 1943 when the AC crashed into the Baltic Sea approximately 25 km east of Gedser Denmark, with the loss of the entire crew. The cause of the crash was not given. The pilot and Observer, Ogefr Wolfgang Beyerlein have no known graves. Remaining crew: Ogefr Helmut Meissner, R/O, was retrieved from the sea and buried at the Bispebjerg Cemetery on 30 November, 1943, then transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Ogefr Alfred Deutschler, Gunner, was buried in the Kaliningrad Standortfriedhof. Source: Air War over Denmark.
2893 Breitschat, AloisUffz9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2171 (lost 5/22/42)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew by flak, 22 May, 1942,; made an emergency landing at Kirilowschtschino. Ju 87 Loss List
2894 Breitscheidel, H.UffzStab IV/KGzbV-1Ju 52/3m Werk # 6513 (lost 5/10/40)Transport Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Den Hout, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry
2895 Breitweg, HelmutUffz10/10/192121/JG-2 (6/44; 1/45 Merzhausen)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170649 "Black 11" (lost 6/22/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173188 "Black 11" (lost 1/1/45) This ac belonged to 2 Staffel EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 when his engine was hit by flak at low altitude and he managed a successful crash landing in the Lüttich - Eupen area, into British captivity, during Operation Bodenplatte. Added: Injured 22 June, 1944 when his ac was reported lost, no location and no details (absa3945). One known victory, a Typhoon at St. Pierre-sur-Dives on 12 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at Andernach on 27 December, 1944.
2896 Brejczek, RomanUffzBorn 191815/NJG-2 (7/42 Reich Def) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2676 "R4 + GN" (lost 7/19/42) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hampden AT227 of RAF No. 408 Sq, with which he collided, and crashed into the North Sea, 50 km northwest of Vieland Holland on 19 July, 1942. Pilot and R/O-Gnr, Gefr W.Benna MIA. Source: DeSwart and Chorley (RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942). Alternate spelling: Brejeczek.
Courtesy Gabriela Brejczek - via John Jones
2897 Brejl, FranzUffz1/1/19212/JG-2 (12/44), 1/JG-2 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 783174 (lost 12/10/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210200 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a B-26 and fighters at Gonsenheim, buried Mainz-Finthen. WIA 10 December, 1944 during aerial combat with 4 P-47s in the Düren area (Königshofen?).
2898 Bremann, KarlUffzErg/NAGr-3 (Bromberg 5/43)Bf 109G-8, Bf 110Night Observer Operational ClaspAttended Destroyer School and believed assigned to operations in the SU. Source: Das Kleeblatt via Klaus Klee, son of Uffz Ferdinand Klee.
2899 Breme, OfwStab III/KG-76 (1/45 to 4/45 Kaltenkirchen)Ar 234Bomber Operational ClaspFlew numerous attacks against the Russians in the Berlin area in April, 1945. Flugbuch.
2900 Bremer, Erhard (Gerhard?)Oblt25/ZG-76Bf 110C-4 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire on 29 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1940, no location. The name "Erhard" appears in the OKL Claims List. In 2014, the following was reported by Bjorn Rose & Peter Cornwell: A Bf 110C-4 of 5/ZG-76, piloted by an Oblt Gerhard Bremer, crashed and exploded on 15 August, 1940 alongside the Farley Rd. at Slackstead. Both the pilot and Radio Operator, Uffz Leo Pauli believed perished in the crash, and were buried initialy in the Hursley Churchyard on 20 August as "Unknown German Airman", and later interned together at Cannock Chase, Block 9, Row 4, Grave 19. Positive identity of the crew was not possible due to the severity of the crash. They may have been shot down by F/L R.A.Barton & P/O J.R.B.Meaker of No 249 Sq, and also claimed by F/L J.H.G. McArthur of No 609 Sq.. I suggest the reader use caution, but I do believe that this Gerhard is Erhard.
Cannock Chase

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