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28501 Wilfer, AntonFw6/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140716 "L1 + KP" (lost 10/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at La valetta 14 October, 1942, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
28502 Wilfert,OfwTransport unit 4/41Ju 52Transport Operational ClaspReturning from a mission from Krüstrin on 25 April, 1941, he was hit by a Bf 109E, piloted by Uffz Richard Klapp (on a training mission), as he too was landing. The 109 pilot virtually landed on top of his left wing.
28503 Wilfert, EugenUffz4/9/19204/NJG-4 (6/44 Plantlünne)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710455 "D5 + ??" (lost 6/28/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA the night of 27/28 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 141 Sq., crashing at Arendonk Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 51/537. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Remaining crew: Ogefr K.Martin, R/O (KIA, bur Yssel Z-4-86) and Gefr R.Scherbaum, Gnr (Bailed with wounds/Safe) (SGLO).
Lommel, Belgium
28504 Wilfert, KarlOfw1Legion Condor, 3/JG-3Bf 109E
Spanish Cross
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane east of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940.
28505 Wilfinger, FranzUffz7/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 45 "V4 + GR" (lost 6/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 20 June, 1943 after a night fighter attack, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). This marking may have been "V4 + 6R".
28506 Wilhelm, GeorgUffz9/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15481 "Yellow 3" (lost 7/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 July, 1943 when he flew into the ground in his 109 at Ferweradeel, west of Marrum Holland, north of Stiens/Leeuwarden, during a bomb run training exercise.No known grave. (DeSwart & Geensen)
28507 Wilhelm, GeorgHptmStab/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 883691 "1H + EA" (lost 8/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 August, 1941 after being hit by destroyer AA fire along the Northumberland coast. Their port engine was hit but continued to run. Thinking they could make it home, however, five minutes later, the engine failed. The AC was ditched just north of Holy Island. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Hans Hilpert, Observer, Uffz Otto Siedel, wireless operator and Ogefr Franz Schmidt, gunner.
28508 Wilhelm, GerhardOfwIV/JG-3Fw 190Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 by return fire from a B-26 of the 322 BG, attacking rail bridges at Euskirchen.
28509 Wilhelm, GerhardStabsGefr11/ZG-26Bf 110Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA in Mühlviertel Austria per a Jager Blatt inquiry 6/1997.
28510 Wilhelm, HansUffzFFS B 13Si 204D-1 Werk # 321248 "BH + FP" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC in December, 1943 by Waffenrod, Thüringen, no further detail. Remaining crew(KIC): Uffz Walter Albin, R/O and Ofw Hans Escherich, Mechanic. In addition, there were three students, all KIC also. Jager Blatt 1/2005.
28511 Wilhelm, Hans JoachimOblt5/25/1922Grossenhain1/KG-100 3/42 S.U.), 10/KG-100 (8/43), 12/KG-100 (12/43), TO 9/KG-1 (5/44)He 111H-6 Werk # 7426 (dam 11/18/42), He 177 (lost 4/13/45) RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIC 13 April, 1945; killed when he crashed an He 177 near Beilrode in the Torgau District during a transfer flight from Rechlin to Lechfeld, cause unexplained. He is buried in the cemetery in Beilrode. 400 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
28512 Wilhelm, HeinzOblt8/ZG-1Me 410A-1 Werk # 10125 "2N + ES" (lost 10/14/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 14 October, 1943 during aerial combat near Schweinfurt. His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Günther Herden also KIA. Jager Blatt 6/2004 & 1/2005. Both perished despite being able to bail from their ac.
28513 Wilhelm, JohannesOblt2/StG-77 (Channel)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5518 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 August, 1940; Believed shot down by Sgt Jim Hallowes of RAF No. 43 Sq. during an attack on Thorney Island airdrome. The AC crashed at Fishbourne Creek, a half mile north of Del Quay, Chichester England. His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Anton Wörner was also taken prisoner. Wilhelm was an NCO in the German Army before transferring into the Luftwaffe.
28514 Wilhelm, Karl HeinzFw33/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E Werk # 4007 "Yellow 11" (lost 10/20/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 20 October, 1940 after aerial combar during the Battle of Britain, crashing at Foxhunt Green, Waldron, near Uckfield. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd; both Morane 406s northwest of Dinant, 13 May, 1940. His 3rd, another Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940.
28515 Wilhelm, NikolausHptmStfkpt 6/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2596 "V4 + AP" (lost 4/13/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EK ! & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew and pilot Uffz Alfred Meyerhofer on 13 April, 1942. Wilhelm was acting as Observer on this mission. Meyerhofer made an emergency landing at Kurlandskoje after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
28516 Wilhelm, WolfgangLt11/18/19193/KG-27He 111H-2 Werk # 5443 (lost 10/23/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 October, 1940, when returning from a mission, his ac struck a barracks block on approach to Tours airfield, killing 13 occupants of the Chateau de Chatenay barracks, and injuring eleven others. Remaining crew (KIA, buried War Cemetery Mont de Huisnes, Crypt 20): Uffz Ernst Bautz, Burial Chamber 129; Fw Willi Forster, B C 34 and Uffz Alfons Jenau, B C 35 (D.Drury).
28517 Wilhoff,Oblt16/ZG-1 (5/44 S.U.)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 10 May, 1944.
28518 Wilhus, Hermann Fw1(H)/23Hs 126 Werk # 3442 "6K + AH" (lost 4/19/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 14 April, 1941; shot down in the Lamia-Furka area of Greece, by ac of RCAF F/O Vernon Woodward of No 33 Sq., led by S/L Thomas Pattle. The unnamed crew were also MIA. Obs Loss List
28519 Wilke, AdalbertUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739979 "Yellow 13" (dam 11/1/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Völkenrode on 1 November, 1944, cause not reported.
28520 Wilke, AlbertFw9/10/1914 Schulstaffel/KG-26 (Le Bourget) He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 6/26/41) Pilot Badge KIC with his entire crew 26 June, 1941 when they crashed at St Clair, northwest of Paris, cause not reported. Remaining crew (desig unk, all buried Ger War Cem Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 6): Gefr Theo Bender, Gr 291; Uffz Karl Methe, Gr 290 and Uffz Justus Textor, Gr 289. Pilot Fw Wilke buried Gr 288 (D.Drury). These persons may have been students since the unit is designated "Schul" or School. Altho the pilot was not identified, the person of highest rank was selected by myself.
28521 Wilke, AugustUffz110(Nacht)/JG-26 (12/39), 4/TrGr-186 (4/40)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-1 (lost (4/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 April, 1940 crashing 10 km south of Wangerooge due to engine failure. One known "damaged" claim, a Wellington 35 km south southwest of Helgoland, 18 December, 1939.
28522 Wilke, FritzLt17/JG-77 (6/43 Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18161 "Black 10" (lost 7/30/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1943 during aerial combat in the Uri/Alghero Sardinia area. One known Sicilian campaign victory, his 1st, a P-38F on 24 June, 1943.
28523 Wilke, HansUffzIII/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 756 (lost 11/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat near Cattville France.
28524 Wilke, HeinrichOfw2/21/1921Bielefeld58NJG-2, 3, 5Bf 110 RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Russian POW until 1947. Radio Operator for Paul Zorner. Participated in these 58 aerial victories. One of the few R/Os to receive the RK. Deceased 23 June, 1983.
28525 Wilke, HermannFw62/JG-27 (4/44), 4/JG-27 (12/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) W of Graz on 2 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 W of Raab on 23 April, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 NW of Magdeburg on 19 May, 1944. A P-47 at Bourguebus/Caen on 2 July, 1944. A 6th, a Spitfire at Hatter-Gladbeck on 5 December, 1944.
28526 Wilke, Karl HeinzLt92/NAGr-2 (3/44 S.U.), 2/NAGr-4 (10/43), 2(H)/4 (11/44)Fw 189A, Fw 190A RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 25 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet R-5 on 12 March, 1944. A 3rd, an R-5 on 29 March, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, a Yak-7 and a Pe-2 on 1 June, 1944. A 6th, an R-5 on 3 June, 1944. A 7th, an R-5 on 13 June, 1944. An 8th, an R-5 on 14 July, 1944. A 9th, a LaGG-5 on 22 August, 1944.
28527 Wilke, Karl-EduardObstKdr II/KG-152 (4/37), Kdr KG-53 (3/43 to 4/45)Ju 52, Do 23 & Ju 86 in KG-152, He 111P in KG-53RK

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pictured Pg 493, "To Win the Winter Sky".
28528 Wilke, KurtUffz15/JG-53 (7/43; 3/44 Reich Def))Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440116 (lost 3/15/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Hörstel/Teckenburg. One known victory in Sicily, his 1st, a P-38 on 10 July, 1943.
28529 Wilke, KurtFw6/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3615 "5K + KP" (lost 8/19/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6743 "5K + LP" (lost 10/8/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Ostaschow-Firowo 8 October, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Wk# 3615 reported lost 19 August, 1942 due to enemy fighter attack, location not reported, crew returned, Wilke a Fw at the time (Ju 88 Loss List).
28530 Wilke, PeterOfwStab/NAGr-1Me 262A-4 Werk # 111200 (lost 4/17/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 April, 1945 when he was sd by a P-47 of 371FG, piloted by Lt James E.Zweizig. He was killed on impact when the ac crashed at Slapany, CZ. (F.Braun).
28531 Wilke, WernerFw15/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462965 (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat 5km SE of Köthen (Bf 109 Loss List).
28532 Wilkemeier, ErichJG-26 (Butler List), III/JG-54 (Channel 2/43)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16153 (lost 2/26/43) in JG-54Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 February, 1943 during aerial combat near Boulogne.. Butler Pilot List
28533 Wilken,Uffz4/JG-27 (3/44)Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspHe was Blumes wingman on 16 March, 1944 directed to intercept B-17s in the Ulm/Augsbury area. Blume was downed by one of the escorting P-38s.
28534 Wilkening, FritzOfw110/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 April, 1944 during aerial combat with an Allied fighter, crashing at Bärwalde, near Hoyerswerda (Bolten). One known victory, a B-17 at Weisswasser on 11 April, 1944. Bolten 2 victories.
28535 Wilkening, G.Ofw4/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8045 "4D + HM" (lost 10/6/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 6 October, 1940; crashed at Netherstead, near Colmworth, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
28536 Wilkening, HeinzOfw10. SeenotstaffelDo 24T-2 Werk # 0047 "CM + IM" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 14 december, 1943; shot down by two Raf fighters from No.144 Squadron. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ofw Gerhard Anders, Observer; Fw Fritz Juchelka, R/O; Ofw Rudolf Tölle, Mech; Ogefr Kurt May, 2nd Mech and Uffz Walter Schürhoff, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
28537 Wilkening, HelmutUffz6/NJG-3Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4245 (lost 5/14/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 14 May, 1942 at Rieseby during a non-combat flight, cause not reported. His unnamed crewman also KIC.Bf 110 Loss List
28538 Wilkenloh, HelmutFw1/8/1923Obermeitingen, SchwabstadtIII/JG-7Me 262AFighter Operational ClaspKilled 23 December, 1944 on a training mission. Buried Obermeitingen-Schwabstadt, Grave 77 (Rosseels). Alternate spellong: Wilkenroth.
28539 Wilkens, GeorgUffz3/12/19214/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500124 "Blue 8" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945 after being shot down by AA fire over St. Trond airfield and bailed out over Eupen Belgium, into captivity.
28540 Wilkens, HartmutFw12/JG-54Bf 109 & Fw 190Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 April, 1944 west of Orsowa in a Ju 52 crash.
28541 Wilkowitz,Ofw23/JG-11Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, two P-51s N of Wiesbaden on 12 September, 1944.
28542 Will,UffzIII/ZG-76Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3766 (90% damaged)Destroyer Operational ClaspSeverely damaged his E-2 during a non-operational landing on 9 May, 1941 at the Sola Norway airfield. Apparently he nor his R/O, Ogefr Rössler, were injured. Source: SIG Norway.
28543 Will, FritzLt1/18/1919Klein Offenseth6/KG-53 (10/41 S.U. for the entire war!),He 111P, He 111H-20 Werk # 701658 "A1 + LP" (lost 8/28/44) RK(5/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 28 August, 1944; after suffering a serious head wound when attacked by P-47s, he managed to crash land his badly damaged ac near hahn in the Hunsrück Mountain. Of the other unnamed persons onboard, one KIA, two seriously wounded and five less seriously wounded. Destroyed 11 AC on the ground. 450+ combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
28544 Will, GüntherUffz1Stab/JG-11 (reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161364 (lost 4/8/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 April, 1944 during this aerial combat, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 SW of Uelzen on 8 April, 1944.
28545 Will, HansLt.1/KG-55He 111P-2 (lost 6/1/40)Bomber Operational ClaspFrench POW 1 June, 1940; sd by French fighters near Aix les Bain. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw (later Hptm) Oskar Dettke, Obs & RK Winner (4/7/45) and Fw Bruno Marquardt, R/O. and Uffz Alfred Lohr, Flt Engr. Gunner Gefr Jakob Getz was killed by enemy fire. Source: Kaiser RK book. Dettke and the other POWs presumed released after the French capitulation.
28546 Will, HeinzLt3/28/1918Boggusch Stab/Seenot-West (Stab/SNGr-West) Go 145A Werk # 1691 (dam 7/8/41), Caudron C.445 Werk # 382 (lost 11/8/41) Air/Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew 8 November, 1941 when their Wk# 382 crashed near St Jean-d'Angely, Charente-Maritime, Fr., cause unknown. Remaining crew: Reg.Insp. Otto Warthemann, Obs; Uffz Franz Weinhandel, R/O and Uffz Jan Tielboer, Gnr. The deceased are buried at Berneuil, Fr, Plot 2, Row 6: Lt Will Gr 152, Reg Insp Warthemann Gr 154, Uffz Weinhandel Gr 153 and Uffz Tielboer Gr 151. Their C.445 was a French ac pressed into service by the Luftwaffe. An earlier incident happened when Lt Will and Flt Engr Gefr August Dietz made an emergency landing near Berck-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais due to engine failure on 8 July, 1941, no further detail (D.Drury).
28547 Will, KarlOblt7/ZG-26 (Africa)Bf 110F-2 Trop Werk # 5098 "3U +GR" (lost 10/11/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspShot down near Tobruk on 11 October, 1942 by RAF B-24 (No. 160 Sq.) return fire with his gunner, Gefr Bohrer. Entire crew MIA.
28548 Will, OttoFhjUffz3/JG-3Bf 109G-14/AS Werk# 781155 "Yellow 4" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 September, 1944; Aerial combat in the Mansfeld area. Mombeek MIA List.
28549 Will, WilhelmOfw1/18/1914Ruttershausen1(F)/22 (S.U.) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0800 "4N + EH" (lost 7/5/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew in the Ostrow-Pskow-Luga area 5 July, 1941, cause unknown, one other crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Lt Gerhard Adams (geb 7/5/1916 Düsseldorf), Obs and pilot in his own right (KIA); Ofw P.Teupe, R/O (POW) and Uffz Kurt Otterbach, Gnr (KIA). The three deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem at Sebesh, Russia in Blk 8, Row 13 as follows: Ofw Will Gr 1181, Lt Adams Gr 1179 and Uffz Otterbach Gr 1180. The VDK indicates the crash location as Pogosi (D.Drury).
28550 Willand, KarlUffz3/22/1924II/JG-26 (joins 2/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57578 "Blue 2" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 12 April, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 2" with a P-47 of 78FG N of Dinant, near Houx Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 7/569 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
28551 Wille,Gefr15/KG-54Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata at Powodsche on 25 August, 1942.
28552 Wille, GerhardFw1921138/JG-51 (2/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9723 "Black 5 + I (lost 2/10/42)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 February, 1942. Last seen attacking three Il-2s and a DB-3 near Tscherbolino, in the Rzhev Sector.
28553 Wille, HelmutFw1/NAGr-13Bf 109G-6 (impounded 8/1/44)Fighter Operational ClaspFor some reason (desertion?), he landed his AC on 1 August, 1944 at La Baneza (Leon) Spain. Jager Blatt article. Added: Erroneous Jager Blatt detail corrected by D.Drury. Also noted, it seems as though Wille had deserted, and his return was requested by the German Embassy.
28554 Willeke, Karl HeinzLt5/11/1918Stfkpt 11/JG-3 (Schachten)Bf 109G-14/AS "Black 1" (50% damaged), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330455 (lost 12/2/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Remagen area during an Alarm Start with a P-47 of 56FG, 63FS between Lumda, Stangenrod and Atzenhain. He was severely burned during the emergency landing near Giessen. He died in a Giessen hospital on 11 December, 1944 (Source: Horst Jeckel). Buried in Essen. His "Black 1" was damaged during an emergency landing at Erndtebrück.
28555 Willekens,ObltWettererkundungsstaffel-51Do 17U (lost 6/15/40)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC 15 June, 1940 when he accidentally struck the ground or an obstruction. His three unnamed crew were also KIC.
28556 Willems, ManfredFw112/JG-54 (4/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 9 April, 1944.
28557 Willenbockel, ErnstUffz6/21/19213/KG-1Do 17ZA (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing his Dornier near Moorslede, buried Lommel, Block 42/411. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
28558 Willenbrink, EgbertUffz75/JG-53 (6/41 S.U.; 12/42 Tunisia)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 5552 (50% 6/41), Bf 109G-4/Trop Werk # 16092 (lost 12/18/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/23/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 December, 1942 during aerial combat northwest of Gabes Tunisia. WIA 23 June, 1941 brought down in Wk# 5552 by enemy fire, force landing at Tauroggen S.U. (Prien). One known victory, perhaps his first, a Spitfire on 8 July, 1942. His 7th, a P-38 10 km east of Gafsa on 17 December, 1942.
28559 Willer, PaulUffz5/10/19228/JG-2 (Channel) Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0137008 (lost 11/18/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 18 November, 1942 in aerial combat with U.S. bombers near Pontivy (Brittany). Added: Burial at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 1, Grave 56 (absa3945). NOTE: A "7008" Werk # , an A-4, was reported destroyed 8 November, 1942 when Fw Reicherzer was KIA! May have been a different prefix.
28560 Willers, DieterUffz85/JG-51Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 5 August, 1942. A 3rd, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1942. A 4th, an I-180 on 22 August, 1942. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 23 August, 1942. A 6th, an Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A 7th & 8th, two Il-2s E of Styschupka on 5 September, 1942.
28561 Willers, PaulUffzII/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19813 (70% dam 7/4/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 July, 1943 by enemy fire, made an emergency landing near Laval.
28562 Willi, KarlOfhr4/JG-26 (9/44 Krefeld-Linn) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171539 "Blue 10" (lost 9/18/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 18 September, 1944 when his "Blue 10 was hit by AA fire from the 2nd Amored Div., and he crashed at Munstergeleen Holland (DeSwart), near Maastricht. Added: Buried Yssel CS-11-269 (SGLO).
28563 Willich, WilliUffz2/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142260 "3E + AK" (lost 11/9/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 9 November, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
28564 Willinger, FranzOblt123/JG-51 (10/39), 1/JG-51 (12/39), 8/JG-2 (6/40), I/JG-2 (11/40), 8/JG-2 (7/41), EKdo-RechlinBf 109D, E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 February, 1943 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Potez 63 on 20 October, 1939. A 2nd, a Potez 63 4 km S of Pirmasens on 20 December, 1939. His 3rd and 4th, a Bloch 151 at Compiegne and a Morane 406 at Montdidier on 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 20 km N of Dungeness on 31 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire near Gillingham on 7 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over England on 11 September, 1940. His 8th, a Hurricane at Portsmouth on 15 November, 1940. He scored JG-2s 500th victory, downing a Hurricane over Portsmouth on 16 November, 1940. Another known victory, his 10th, a Spitfire northwest of St. Omer by Watten on 10 July, 1941. His 11th, a Spitfire on 29 August, 1941, no location. His 12th, a Spitfire in the Boulogne area on 17 September, 1941. Magnus Report.
28565 Willinger, FritzUffz312/JG-3 (8/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, an Ogefr at the time, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 9 October, 1942. A Boston III on 13 October, 1942. One known western victory, a B-24 over southern Italy on 16 August, 1943.
28566 Willis, Falk FredHptm12/27/1914LeipzigStab/KG-4 (42), Stab II/NJG-3 (5/44 Langendiebach)Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710589 (lost 5/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 May, 1944; crashed at Mittel Gründau, near Gelnhausen during a test flight, colliding with a Mü 13D-3 Glider, Wk# 1544 "WL XII-73", piloted by Uffz Hans Schreiber (geb 7/19/24 Esborn) of Glider Training Unit 12/13 (KIFA, no known grave). Willis is buried in the German War Cem. at Gelnhausen, Row 1, Gr 9. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Müller (or Möller) was injured in the crash. Source: M. Balss, D.Drury & Lost Aircraft Report.
28567 Willius, Karl 'Charly'Oblt11/5/1919Mainz Kostheim50 8/JG-51 (5/40), 3/JG-26 (7/41, 8/42 Omert, Fr.), Stafkpt 2/JG-26 (8/43, 4/44) Bf 109F(41), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 2083 (lost 3/27/42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5327 (or 5227) "Yellow 5" (8/19/42), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 170009 "Blk 5"(lost 4/8/44) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (10/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 in "Black 5" attacking heavy bombers, when he was shot down by a P-47D of the 361FG, 357FG, flown by 1/Lt Alton B. Snyder over the Zuider Lake in Holland. He had just scored his 50th victory, a B-24 of the 44BG. His body was recovered in 1967 by a Dutch recovery team, still at the controls of his Fw 190 "Black 5", 15 ft. down in the Pieperpolder near Genemuiden, Holland. WIA 27 March, 1942 in aerial combat. Made a hard landing at Ardres due to engine damage. 371 missions, 17 victories in the East. His first victory, a Spitfire SE of Ramsgate on 18 August, 1940. Three Pe-2s and a MiG-3 on 13 May, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 2 June, 1943. 11 bombers, 12 Spitfires. His first Battle of Britain victory came on 18 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 21 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 28 May, 1943. 11 four engine bombers. His first Homeland Defense victory, one of the 100BG B-17s on 30 December, 1943 over Soissons. His 40th, a B-17 E of Maubeuge on 4 February, 1944. Another, a B-24 of the 392BG on 15 March, 1944. His 45th, a B-17 at Idstein-Oberüsel on 2 March, 1944. Buried at Ysselsteyn War Cemetery, TE-6-67.

28568 Willmann,Fw91/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 24 October, 1942. An Il-2 in the Stalingrad area on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 January, 1943.
28569 Willmann,Uffz37/NJG-2Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Funkfeur (FF) "Ida" on 26 March, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" same day near the Twente airfield. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Darmstadt on 26 August, 1944.
28570 Willmann, KurtLt16/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1322 "Yellow ?" (lost 7/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1943 in aerial combat with a LaGG-3 over Map Quadrant 54353. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 July, 1943.
28571 Willmann, OttmarMajKdr II/SG-151 (2/45), Stfkpt 15(Pz)/SG-151 (5/45)Fw 190F & G and Ju 87G in II Grp; Ju 87D & G in 15(Pz)/SG-151Assault Operational Clasp
28572 Willmanns, GerhardLt7Stab/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 7/JG-52 (9/43 S.U.)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19881 "White 10" (lost 9/14/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 September, 1943, SW of Turkenowka, aerial combat with two Laggs; he was the Kdrs wingman. One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 23 September, 1942. Nos 2 & 3, both Il-5s on 20 April, 1943. A 4th, an Il-5 on 21 April, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 6 September, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG on 8 September, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 9 September, 1943.
28573 Willmerdinger, HansOfw46/SG-2 (1/44 S.U.)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 28 January, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 6 February, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 16 March, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 April, 1944.
28574 Willms, GerhardGefr5/28/1925Kappel/Hunsrück4/JG-104Bf 109G-14 Werk # 463188 "Yellow +499" (lost 12/22/44)Pilot Badge (Student ?)Shot down 22 December, 1944 by west of Rossendorf, 18km from the Fürth airfield. Pilot disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 2/2001 & 5/2001. Correction added: Gefr Willms was killed in a collision with another ac piloted by Gefr Edwin Vögele at a height of 3000m during a training exercise. Both were killed. Gefr Willms was completely burned in his ac, and his remains were buried in the Fürth Cemetery. His grave has been cared for over the years by his former friends. The remains of Gefr Vögele were transferred to his hometown, Kämpfelbach. This information provided by the Nephew of Gefr Willms, Harald Vogt.
28575 Willon, KarlUffz1Stab II/JG-77Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane at Quad "21-8-5-4" on 8 August, 1940.
28576 Willrett, WalterOblt8/KG-55He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G awards List
28577 Willrich,HptmStfkpt in III/KG-26 (8/40)He 111H-3Bomber Operational ClaspHe led the raid on Scapa Flow in August 1940. Not found in Luftwaffe Career Summaries!
28578 Willuhn, F.Ofw2(F)/122He 111H-3 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 7 May, 1940; crashed south of Münster during a Searchlight Cooperation exercise, no further detail. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz E. Wessoly, Uffz H. Rucks and Uffz G. Simon. Wiki Luft data.
28579 Willung, MartinUffz1/JG-77Bf 109E Werk # 3818 (lost)Wound Badge
Fight Operational Clasp
WIA 11 July, 1941 during aerial combat near Notowskij. Forced to make an emergency landing due to engine trouble. Source: SIG Norway.
28580 Wilm, HermannUffz3/KG-26 (Aalborg)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (lost 6/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 26 June, 1940; sd by ground AA fire or an attack by a Spitfire of No.602 Sq. and crashed at sea near the Firth of Forth. Remaining crew: Gefr Ludwig Riede (POW), Flg Josef Schwehr (POW) and gefr Rudolf Wähner (or Wähmer) (KIA). No known grave for the deceased (D.Drury).
28581 Wilms,Lt21/JG-26Fw 190A-4 & 5 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories; both Il-2s on 14 March, 1943 in Russia.
28582 Wilms, EdgarUffzII/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140058 "??" (lost 11/15/420)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 15 November, 1942; crashed on takeoff from the Iraklion airfield, three remaining unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
28583 Wilms, HermannFw4/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 2323 "1H + FM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 3 February, 1940 after being shot down by Hurricanes of RAF No. 43 Sq., crashing at Bannial Flatt Farm, at the Sleights crossroads, four miles north of Whitby. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Leushake, Observer (KIA), Uffz Karl Missy, wireless operator (POW and Uffz Johann Meyer, mechanic (KIA). Leushake was killed on the first pass, in the nose of the AC, his Observer position. Meyer was mortally wounded in the stomach and Missys right leg was nearly severed from MG fire which raked the fuselage. The two KIA crew members are buried in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. This was the first AC to crash on English soil in WWII. Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Rudolf Leushake, bur CC, Blk 3, Row 14, Gr 417 and Johann Meyer, bur same, Gr 418 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
28584 Wilms, JosefFw3/KuFlGr-606Do 17Z Werk # 3491 "7T + EL" (lost 10/3/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 3 October, 1940; crashed into the sea off the coast of Cornwall, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt z S Max Dieter Schmid, Obs (KIC); Uffz R. Seidenzahl (MIA) and Gefr Josef Dorfschmid (KIC). The bodies of the two deceased washed ashore later and were buried in CC, Plot 5, Row 12; Schmid in Gr 269, Dorfschmid in gr 267. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
28585 Wilms, RichardUffzInstructor, Flugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B 34) (Kastrup)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 6392 "DE + LY" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 6 March, 1944 on takeoff, during a training exercise, when the AC struck a building that housed the canteen and burst into flames, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Willy Freyaldenhoven, R/O Instructor; Student Pilot Uffz Ulrich Reinl and Student R/O Gefr Eugen Waizenegger. All were buried in the Kobenhavn Bispebjerg Cemetery on 10 March, 1944, then transferred to Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery by the Wehrmacht on 18 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
28586 Wilms, WilhelmUffz4/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140057 "L1 + BM" (lost 2/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Tobruk 20 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
28587 Wilsch, RudolfUffz17/NJG-1, 9/NJG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12/13 December, 1944; shot down by an intruder at Kaiserswerth (Bolten). One known victory, a Wellington into the sea off Ameland on 13 July, 1944.
28588 Wilsky, BernhardGefr16/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12913 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 11/15/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 November, 1941 during a transfer flight, cause unknown. His first victory, a Spitfire SW of London on 8 October, 1940. Magnus, 7 victories.
28589 Wiltosch, HansUffz1(H)/14Hs 126 Werk # 4137 (80% dam 4/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspThis ac reported damaged 10 April, 1941 crashing at Petrico due to a servicing fault. Pilot OK; one unnamed crewman injured. Obs Loss List
28590 Wilzel, HeinzFw27/SG-10 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Il-5s on 12 May, 1944.
28591 Wilzel, K.H.UffzNJG-3Ju 88G-1Werk # unk (lost 11/4/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed at Katwijk Holland on 4 November, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
28592 Wilzopolski, WilliHptm1(F)/Nacht, 1/NJG-2, IV/NJG-1, 1/NSGr-9He 111H-16, Bf 110E-2, Ju 88C-6, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583576 (lost 3/3/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/18/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 March, 1945 in Italy, no further detail. DK-G Awards List
28593 Wimmer, GustavUffz2/25/1921Münster2/JG-301Fw 190A Werk # 202418 (lost 11/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat, crashed near Külstedt; buried Külstedt, 4/2. Source: A. Rosseels.
28594 Wimmer, JosefLt2/KG-28He 111H-4 Werk # 6975 "1T + AK" (lost 6/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 20 June, 1941; their ac was sd by return fire from HMT "Capstone", following a raid on Penzance, Cornwall, and crashed into the sea off Newlyn. Remaining crew: Uffz Ardoin Stockmann, Obs; Uffz Egon Hühne, R/O and Uffz Mathias Fuhren (or Führen), Flt Engr (D.Drury).
28595 Wimmer, M.Lt8/KG-4 (8/40 Schiphol) Ju 88A-1 Wrk # (88)3080 "5J + ?S" (dam 8/26/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp Injured in a mid-air collision the night of 25/26 August, 1940 with Wk# (88)3149, piloted by Oblt Rudolf Meissner (KIC). Lt Wimmer's Observer, Fw T.Kuhn was also injured. The R/O, Uffz P.Hütten and Mech/Gnr, Flg Giesecke, no injuries reported (SGLO). This may be Max Wimmer, later in 8/KG-30.
28596 Wimmer, MaxLt8/KG-30 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8169 "4D + FS" (lost 4/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Salamis 11 April, 1941, shot down a Hurricane of No.33 Sq., piloted by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle (Ju 88 Loss List).
28597 Wimmer, WilliFw8/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2858 "G1 + ES" (lost 5/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 May, 1941; sd by AA fire during an attacking a target in Poole Harbor, Dorset. The ac crashed into the harbor mud and exploded. Remaining crew: Oblt Horst Gündel (or Guendel), Obs (KIA); Uffz Heinrich Neuber, R/O (KIA); Uffz Karl Scheuringer, Mech (WIA and Gefr Karl Röhl, Gnr (WIA). All three deceased buried in Cannock Chase. Wimmer; Plot 7/10/239. Gündel; Plot 7/4/101 and Neuber; Plot 7/4/102. Source: D. Drury.
Cannock Chase
28598 Wimmer. WernerOfw1/Sch.G-1 (Werl) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4119 (lost 4/1/42) g KIC 1 April, 1942, in a mid-air collision at Eimelrod with Lt Lothar Klein (KIC), no further detail. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
28599 Wimmers, OskarLt16/JG-11Bf 109G, Fw 190AEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a P-47 in the Asch/Maastricht area on 1 January, 1945. Magnus Report, 15 victories.
28600 Wimpff, ManfredUffz1/NJG-1 (Schleissheim), JG-400, 4/JG-102 Rammtrager UnitFw 190A, Bf 109G (Reich Defense), Me 163 in JG-400, Bf 109G in JG-102Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Participated in the 7 April, 1945 Ram-Attack on US bombers. Survived the war (Arno Rose). Shot down twice, once with wounds. At wars end, he flew to Denmark in his 109 with his mechanic onboard. Jager Blatt 5/2003.

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