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29001 Wrede, WalterFw6/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140172 "4D + FP" (20% dam 1/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspCrash landed at Telopte 13 January, 1943, crew returned, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
29002 Wreschnick, JoachimLt3/KG-77Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4269 "3Z + CL" (lost 5/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with the entire crew 4 May, 1941 after their ac suffered a malfunction on one engine, while engine two was damaged, possibly by night fighter attack. The remainging crew bailed safely while the pilot made a crash landing at Welney Wash, SW of Downham Market, Norfolk. His attempt to destroy the ac was unsuccessful. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Siekmann, Obs; Uffz Friedrich Podleck, R/O and Gefr Helmut Pix, Gnr. (D.Drury),
29003 Wrigge, RudolfUffz32/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172642 "Red 6" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 July, 1944 over Beaumont. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 and an La-5 on 30 March, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 8 May, 1944.
29004 Writsch, EdmundGefr6/JG-52 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 610564 (lost 3/16/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1945 during aerial combat, location not reported.
29005 Wrobbel, GustavUffz14/JG-51 (1/43 Tunisia)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13964 (80% dam 1/30/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Gabes on 30 January, 1943 due to a servicing fault. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km southeast of Terbua on 11 January, 1943. This could be Gustav Wrobbel, later in JG-54.
29006 Wrobbel, Gustav W.Fw2 9/JG-54 (6/43 Schiphol), Erg/JG-54 (2/44 Reich Def) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 20125 "Brown 12" (lost 7/21/43), Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 February, 1944 while in Erg Gruppe, flying an unidentified G-6 (lost) west of Delitzsch. Prior, bailed with injuries when he collided with another G-6, Werk# 14986 "Brown 3", on 21 July, 1943; the ac crashed near Haarlemmerliede, Neth.. One known victory, a B-17 at Rotterdam-Leerdam on 22 June, 1943. A 2nd, a P-51 NW of Varel on 20 December, 1943. Alternate spelling: Wrobbe (109 Loss List). SGLO reports Fw Wrobbel's death date as 13 February, 1944.
29007 Wrobel, GüntherHptm31/JG-1, Stfkpt Sonder Staffel (Special Staffel)/JG-1 (3/44)Fw 190A-6 (1/44), Fw 190A-7/R2 Werk # 643910 "Yellow 5" (lost 3/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat at Schlahstedt. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 16 December, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 3rd, a P-38 8 km N of Eindhovenon 31 January, 1944.
29008 Wrobel, WalterOfw3(H)/21Hs 126B-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29009 Wroblewski, GeorgLt10/28/19214 3/JG-27, Stffüh 5/JG-11, Stab II/JG-11 (5/44 Reich Def), 8/JG-11 (9/44 Breitscheid) Bf 109 in JG-27, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15484 "Black 11" (lost 1/11/44; WIA, combat w/B-17 near Bad Gandersheim, bailed safely), Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110211 "Black 4 + -" (lost 5/12/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780954 "White 5" (lost 9/19/44) , Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332295 (15% dam 3/22/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 September, 1944 during aerial combat; his G-14 crashed at Bathmen Holland (Oude Molen) (DeSwart). WIA again on 22 March, 1945 by enemy fire at Strausberg. WIA 12 May, 1944 during combat with P-51s near Worms, bailed safely. Named in picture credits with Knoke and Wennekers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Merlimont-Plage on 14 July, 1943. His 3rd, a P-51 on 12 May, 1944, no location given. A 4th, a P-51 over Holland (Nijmegen area) on 19 September, 1944. This victory is referred to as his 2nd, per OKL! Retired BrigGen in the Bundeswehr. Deceased 5 November, 1999. Jager Blatt Obit.
29010 Wronski,Ofw1Stab/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 4th, a P-47 SE of Nijmegen on 23 September, 1944.
29011 Wronski, BernhardUffz27/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8209 "VD+AX" "White ?" (65%) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1941 near Tosni-Borki. His first known Soviet victory, two SB-3s on 7 July, 1941. Alternate spelling:Wrontzki
29012 Wroschnick, JoachimLt4/16/19173/KG-77 (41)Do 17Z, Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze(5/1/41)
His award document found online. Also found his Soldbuch naming his awards and that he was a BOB POW. Alternate spelling (looked like): Wroschmok.
29013 Wubbe, HeinrichUffzI/JG-54Most likely an Fw 190A-6 or A-8 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 October, 1944. No further detail. Not certain he was a pilot, although the Klein Report does not ID him as "Ground Personnel.
29014 Wübbenhorst, ReinhardOblt210(Nacht)/ZG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Killed 24 May, 1943, no further detail (Bolten). His first known victory, a Soviet MBR-2 on 29 March, 1943. A 2nd, a DB-3 on the night of 27-28 April, 1943.
29015 Wübke, Waldemar "Hein"Hptm6/7/191615 9/JG-54 (5/40 & 41), Stfkpt 7/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.; 7/43 Reich Def), Kdr II/JG-101 (10/44), Platzschutzstaffel JV-44 (4/15/45 Ainring) Bf 109E "Yel 11" in 9, Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 5" (early 41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9611 "Yellow 13" (Lost-Tech Fault 12/18/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10438 "White 1" (WIA-MiG-3 9/9/42), Bf 109G-6/Y Wk# 20097 "White 2" (lost 7/29/43; WIA, combat, Schiphol airfield), Fw 190D-9 Wk# 600424 "Red 1"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wübke was shot down six times while with JG-54. In large white letters (in German), he had painted "I fly for the Reichsbahn". When asked about this, he said "I always come back by train" which he had done on his last three missions. Most times his AC were salvagable. His last was on 27 July, 1943 in Werk# 20097 "White 2" just east of the Schiphol, Holland Airfield. He had been wounded two times while serving with JG-54. His first known Channel victory, a Blenheim on 9 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim on 11 September, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Rochester area on 5 October, 1940. A 4th, a Blenheim in the Ashford/Chatham area on 9 October, 1940. A 5th, a Blenheim 10 km NW of Den Helder on 27 October, 1940. Fw 190D-9s of JV-44 provided protection for Me 262s. His D-9 was "Red 3". Scored one victory in his nightshirt during the Leningrad Operations. His 1st known Soviet victories, a SB-2 and two SB-3s, on 22 June, 1941. An SB-2 on 11 July, 1941. An R-5 on 14 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. Magnus, 15 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 15 victories. Bolten 16 victories.
29016 Wucherpfennig, AdolfOfhr7/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 166313 "White 12 + -" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 at Fargniers.
29017 Wuensch, Erich7JG-1Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Information found on signed print "Ambush" by Heinz Krebs.
29018 Wuertz, Wilhelm612/JG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 15400 "Blue *" (lost 12/1/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 December, 1943; crashed due to enemy fire at Herve/Lüttich (Warsage near Bise).
29019 Wuetzig, GerhardFw7/16/1922Riesa8/KG-6Ju 88A-4 Werk # 710409 "3E + PS" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 February, 1944 when, durin an attack on London, he was shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 29 Sq., piloted by F/Lt R.L. Fell. The R/O and Gunner bailed out, while Wietzig and his Observer were killed in the crash on Hale Farm, Lyewood Common, Withyham, Sussex. Remaining crew: Uffz Albert Hessmann, Observer (KIA); Uffz Eberhard Wolf, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Albert Greundler, Gunner (POW).
29020 Wuhl,StbFw111/JG-26Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one victory, a B-17 on 30 November, 1943, no location.
29021 Wühle, HansOblt1/KG(J)-6Bf 109G-6 Werk # 782167 "Red 13" (lost 1/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 January, 1945, making an emergency landing in the vicinity of Beneschau, Cz. (F.Braun).
29022 Wühlisch, BrunoOblt2/(F)/121 (4/40)Do 17P or He 111HObserver Operational ClaspShot down 11 April, 1940, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
29023 Wuhrer, MarkusUffzStab/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410880 (lost 4/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashed in the Lüneburger Heide area. Source: L. Wiegels.
29024 Wuitsch, sicUffz15/JG-51Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 11 August, 1942.
29025 Wulf, FockeUffz4Stab I/JG-77 (10/42), 1/JG-77 (1/44), 3/JG-77 (9/43)Bf 109F & G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 September, 1944 in the Wesel area. One known victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 14 October, 1942. A 2nd victory, a Spitfire V over Malta on 2 November, 1942. His 3rd, a P-40E on 13 January, 1943. His 4th, a P-47 in the Udine area on 30 January, 1944.
29026 Wulf, GüntherLt7/3/192025/JG-53 (Malmsheim)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785065 "Black 4 + -" (lost 1/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 January, 1945; shot down by a Spitfire while landing near Heimsheim, where he is buried.
29027 Wulf, HermannUffzII/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 18654 "TN + IJ" (lost 7/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost near noloetta on 16 July, 1943 due to enemy fire.
29028 Wülfers, HansFw12/16/19175Erg/JG-54, II/JG-54, 8/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), III/JG-54 (5/43 Reich Def)Bf 109F-4s; #s 13093 & 13099, G-4 #16116 "Blk 7", G-6 # 20554 "Blk 1" (lost 12/22/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 December, 1943 in Werk# 20554 "NL+WR" over Herzlake near Quakenbrück. Prior, rammed 5/15/42 in his F-4/R1 Wk# 13093 by an F-4 Wk# 13109 over the Siwerskaja airfield. Downed 6/1/42 in Wk# 13099 over Siwerskaja S.U. airfield. Shot down with wounds on 5/19/43 in Wk# 16116 "CD+WL" over Kiel-Holtenau. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 30 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an I-16 Rata on 1 September, 1942. Three known western victories; a P-47 at Haarlem-Ijmuiden and another P-47 off Ijmuiden on 29 July, 1943. A 3rd, a B-24 10 km W of Quackenbrück on 22 December, 1943, the day he died.
29029 Wulff, Hans HerbertOblt26(J)/TrGr-186 (5/40), Stab I/JG-3Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hudson on 19 May, 1940 while in TrGr-186. A 2nd, a Hurricane northwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941.
29030 Wulff, Hans PeterLt2/22/19231 KG-53 (Russia), ZG-26 (6/44 Königsberg), 8/JG-6 (12/44 Quakenbrück) He 111 in KG-53, Me 410 in ZG-26, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 960224 "Blue 4" (lost 1/1/45) in JG-6 EK 2
Glider Badge
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 by the British. Unable to locate Volkel airfield, he selected highway transport to strafe, but was hit by a British Tempests of RNZAF No 486 Sq., piloted by Sq Ldr "Spike" Umbers(KIA 2/14/45). He shot down one Spitfire before he was hit by the New Zealander and forced to bail out with injuries, and be captured 24 miles east of Eindhoven, at Rouwkuilenweg, Venray. Peter was released from captivity in 1948 and settled in Wales. He died suddenly on 2 June, 1997, at age 74, while on a pilgrimage to St Petersburg Russia.
29031 Wulff, HermannOfw5III/JG-51Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 September, 1944. Final victory count may be higher. Magnus Report.
29032 Wulff, KarlOblt12(H)/13Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(10/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
29033 Wulff, UlrichOblt11/11/1920Stralsund8ZG-26, NJG-4, 1/NJG-5 (3/43), Flugfüh 8/NJG-5 (12/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720008 "C9 + IS" (lost 12/16/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 16/17 December, 1943; crashed 3 km SE of Köningsberg-Neumark immediately after takeoff for a NF sortie, possibly due to icing (Bolten). His Remaining Crew (KIC): Ofw Heinz Leyk, Bf and Fw Anton Kurz, Bs. One known victory, a Halifax south of Karburg on 27 March, 1943. Another, an "unidentified" AC at Berlin Tempelhof on 2 December, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at Leipzig on 4 December, 1943. Magnus and Bolten, 8 victories.
29034 Wulfhorst, GerhardLt3/15/1924Berlin - Karlshorst9/KG-2Do 217K-1 Wrrk # 4509 "U5 + GT" (lost 11/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6 November, 1943; sd by ground AA fire, crashing at Gillingham, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Geffr Wolfgang Geyer, Obs (KIA); Uffz Alwin Körk, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Nikolaus Komp, Gnr (MIA, believed KIA). The two deceased are buried At CC, Blk 5, Row 14: Wulfhorst Gr 314, Geyer Gr 313. Ogefr Komp, although label MIA at sea, is immortalized on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
29035 Wülfken, HaraldFw1/JG-26Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational Clasp A Bodenplatte pilot who destroyed two Spitfires on the ground in three low level attacks on Evere airfield. He sustained minor AA damage to his ac and returned safely w/o injury.
29036 Wulfram,Lt15/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Morane near Maubeuge, 12 May, 1940.
29037 Wülknitz, WalterOblt9/KG-30 (5/40 Marx) Ju 88A-2 Werk # unk "4D + FT" (Lost 5/10/40) Bomber Opaerational Clasp His Ju 88 Crashed east of Soesterberg Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew Disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The crew of four crashed near Zevenhuizen, and were promptly captured by British troops, the cause still unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk): Ogefr Harry Willi Abt, Gefr Heinz Borchers and Gefr Gerhard Manthey (Inj) (DVL Loss List).
29038 Wulle, AlfredFw9/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162081 "Yellow 3 + I" (dam 5/11/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a landing accident, overturning at Tuscania on 11 May, 1944.
29039 Wüllenweber, EkkehardLt7/KG-27He 111H-5 Werk # 2513 "1G + BR" (lost 5/7/41)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 7 May, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 600 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Pritchard. The ac came down at Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset. Pilot bailed safely with wounds; the crew did not survive. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Emil Ebert, Obs; Uffz Theo Kowolik, R/O and Fw Hans Ottlik, Mech. The crew buried in CC, Plot 7, Row 5, Graves 123 to 125 (D. Drury).
Cannock Chase
29040 Wunder, GottfriedUffzII/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785899 (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat at Altenberge (Bf 109 Loss List).
29041 Wunder, HansUffz6/JG-51 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16341 "Yellow 7" (lost 4/15/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 April, 1943, cause and location not reported, pilot returned with wounds.
29042 Wunder, HansFw9/JG-52 (Austria)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511487 "White 11" (lost 2/8/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported.
29043 Wunder, OskarOfw14 3/JG-52 (6/41), 2/JG-52 (1/42 S.U.; 6/42 Grawkowo S.U.) Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 13292 "Black 8" (lost 6/24/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 June, 1942 at Map Quadrant 7029 Kupjansk S.U., 110 km ESE of Kharkov, cause unknown. Added: He was KIA; sd by a Soviet fighter (C.Sundin). One known victory, a Blenheim 25 km northwest of Ameland Island on 2 June, 1941. A 2nd, another Blenheim 25 km NE of Ameland on 7 June, 1941. On 14 December, 1941, with Fw Herbert Rost, he aborted a takeoff due to drifting snow and Rost was killed in the takeoff attempt. His first known Soviet victory, an SB-2 on 18 January, 1942. A triple on 27 May, 1942; two Il-2s near St. Savintsy and a Pe-2 8 km NE of Petrovskaya. Magnus & C.Sundin, 14 victories.
29044 Wunder, Winfried Wilfried?Lt6/24/21AurichErg/JGr West, 7/JG-26 (10/18/42)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2437 "White 6" (lost 12/21/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 21 December, 1942 when he lost control of his A-4 in the clouds on a test flight from Wevelghem. Buried Bourdon France, 32/11/417 (Rosseels)
29045 Wunderlich, HansGefr7/22/1925Neusorg, Bav. 1/JG-102 (most likely @ Aalborg Ost) Bf 109G-6 (most likely) Werk # 165196 (or165096) (lost 10/10/44) Pilot Badge KIC 10 October, 1944: crashed in a marsh at Birkelse Denmark, reason unknown. His remains and the ac were excavated in 2014 after being discovered by a Danish schoolboy, Daniel Kristiansen. Source: Newspaper article via Stefan Youngs. Added: Unit, Werk # and burial detail at Ger War Cem Aalborg, Denmark, Blk 42, Row 4, Gr 184, by D.Drury.
29046 Wunderlich, HansOfw1/NAGr-12 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200699 (lost 2/20/45)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIC 20 February, 1945; overturned on landing at the Agram/Pleso airfield.
29047 Wunderlich, HeinzLt2(F)/22 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430561 "4N + DK" (lost 6/3/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Bernd Reerink and two other unnamed crew 3 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
29048 Wunderlich, HelmutOgefr6/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13030 "Yellow 12 + -" (lost 6/1/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 June, 1942 after being shot down by flak near Sevastopol.
29049 Wunderlich, HorstLt2/7/192010 6/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), 5/JG-51 (11/42 Tunisia) Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13977 "Yellow 7" (lost 11/30/42) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1942 in "Yellow 7" in the Bizerte area. Magnus. Added: KIA in "Yellow 7"; shot down by a P-38 and is now buried in the German War Cem at Borj Cedria Tunisia, in Hof MOR Ossuary 5, Tabel 2 (D.Drury). His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 5 November, 1941. A DB-3a on 25 January, 1942. A 3rd, an R-Z on 27 February, 1942. A 4th & 5th, a Pe-2 and a U-2 on 31 March, 1942. A 6th, a DC-3 on 6 April, 1942. A 7th, an R-5 on 20 May, 1942. An 8th, an Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. A 9th, a MiG-1 on 13 August, 1942. A 10th, an Il-2 on 21 August, 1942.
29050 Wunderlich, PaulUffzIII/JG-1, 2/JG-1 (1/1/45 Twente)Bf 109G-14, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739228 "Black 6" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945, a victim of flak on the return to base after attacking the St. Denis-Westrem Maldegem airfield. He was forced to bail out over the Schelde Estuary. His AC crashed east of Oudenbosch near the Oudlandsedijk.
29051 Wunderlich, RichardUffz12/2/19162(F)/ObdL (5/40 Bremen) He 111H-2 Werk # unk (lost 5/11/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 11 May, 1940 when his He 111 crashed at Haamstede Holland, cause unknown (DeSwart). Pilot buried Ysselsteyn, Block BA, Row5, Gr 108. Remaining crew: Uffz Herwart von Hoff buried Ysselsteyn, Block BA, 5,109; Uffz Emil Steussloff buried Ysselsteyn, Block BA, 5, 110 and Ogefr Siegfried Klug (POW). Wings to Victory. Added: Their He 111 was sd by a Blenheim of No.235 Sq, piloted by F/Lt George "Wiggs" Manwaring and Dutch AA fire of No. 162nd Btry., causing the ac to explode (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
29052 Wunderlich, WilliFw2/KG-27He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29053 Wundes,UffzIII/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740080 (dam 12/13/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 December, 1943 during aerial combat at Balje-Elba, his unnamed R/O MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
29054 Wundke, GottfriedUffz17/JG-52 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14836 "White 4" (20% dam 4/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15695 "White 2" (lost 10/13/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 October, 1943 after aerial combat at Nowo Saporoshje. WIA 29 April, 1943 during aerial combat at Taman. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 16 July, 1943.
29055 Wunicke, GerhardLt2Stab/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 40 km NW of Schweinfurt on 12 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 NNW of Colmar on 27 May, 1944.
29056 Wünsch, GüntherUffz5/SG-10 (S.U.)Fw 190DG-3 Werk # 160309 (lost 12/20/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 20 December, 1943 near Berditschew due to poor visibility.
29057 Wünsch, KarlLt10/3/1922232/JG-27 (11/42), 3/JG-27 (6/43 France), Stfkpt 2/JG-27 (3/44; 11/44 Rheine)Bf 109F & G(Trop) in 11/42, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19688 (lost 7/14/43), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461404 (lost 11/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(11/5/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA; failed to return from a mission on 21 November, 1944. Mombeek. WIA 14 July, 1943 during aerial combat at Montigny in Wk# 19688. 10 bombers. His first victory was a Spitfire southwest of El Alamein on 3 November, 1942. Two later known victories were Spitfies on 18 April, 1943. Another victory, a Ventura 90 km west of Den Haag on 4 May, 1943. Two Typhoons in the Le Treport area on 18 May, 1943. His 4th, a Spitfire on 25 May, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 over the Ennstaler Alps on 23 February, 1944. Believed to be his 9th, a B-17 on 25 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 10th, a B-24 S of Marburg on 19 March, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 S of Raab (Györ) on 13 April, 1944. His 20th, a P-47 N of Dreux on 14 July, 1944. A P-47 at Torigni-sur-Vire on 24 July, 1944. A P-38 S of La Guerche on 27 July, 1944. His 23rd, and last victory, a P-51 by Köthen on 2 November, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 25 victories.
29058 Wunsch, OttoUffzIII/ZG-26 (Med)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6141 (lost 3/8/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 18 March, 1943; crashed at sea near Trapani due to engine trouble. His Obs, Lt Günther Wunsch also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Alternate spelling may be: Wünsch.
29059 Wünsch, PeterUffz11/JG-3 (S.U.Bf 109G-2 Werk# 14175 "< + -" (lost 1/11/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 January, 1943; Combat with a fighter near station at Kotluban, Map Quadrant 49/1/2. Mombeek MIA List. His 1st known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 19 December, 1942.
29060 Wünsche,Fhr7/JG-4Fw 190A-9 most likelyWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 April, 1945 near Frankfurt (JG-4 List).
29061 Wünsche, FranzUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170056 "Yellow 13" (lost 4/15/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Husum on 15 April, 1944, cause unknown. This is most likely Franz Wünsche, next record.
29062 Wünsche, GerhardFw2/10/1916CunersdorfStab/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FA" (lost 5/28/40)Bomber Operational ClaspThe crew made a force landing on the frozen Lake Gjömmervatnet at Misvaer due to damage received by a Gladiator of No. 263 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Alvin T.Williams, above the Ofot fjord. A rescue attempt was made by a second He 111 piloted By an Ofw Hackner. After picking up the Wünsche crew, Hackner was unable to get airborne when his He 111 was damaged due to drifting snow. After destroying their aircrafts, they walked over the mountain to Saltdal where they were reunited with German forces. Remaining Wünsche crew: Oblt Karl Georg Streng, Fw Erich Heinz and Fw Erich Fledermann. With the exception of Fledermann, the crew lost their lives in France on 19 November, 1940 (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The November, 1940 burials, are as follows at Beauvais, Block2: Oblt Streng, Row 8, Gr 206; Fw Heinz, Row 8, Gr 205 and pilot Wünsche, Row 7, Gr 179. Another source suggests the pilot may have been Oblt Streng (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wunsche.
29063 Wünsche, GünterUffz12/JG-5Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Le Neubourg on 18 July, 1944.
29064 Wünsche, HeinzGefr11/KG-30 (Aalborg De.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1066 "4D + KV" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 November, 1943 during a training exercise, when it was seen approaching from the east and hit some trees in the hills 3 km south of Gravlev Denmark. It crashed to the ground and was engulfed in flames, killing the crew of four. Remaining Crew (KIC): Ogefr Otto Amme, Obs; Gefr Herbert Schelling, R/O and Gefr Hans Wegner, Mech. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 3 December, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
29065 Wünsche, RudolfOfw7/ZG-26Bf 110C & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29066 Wunschelmeyer, Karl Oblt168/JG-54 (4/42 S.U.), 12/JG-26 (Reich Def 12/43-2/44)Bf 109F in JG-54, Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20711 "Blue 4" (lost 12/1/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160778 "Blue 5" (lost 2/24/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 5" with a P-47 of 78FG at Quackenbrück. WIA due to enemy fire, crashing at Elsdorf, near Köln, on 1 December, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 29 April, 1942. A P-40 on 30 April, 1942. A P-40 on 19 May, 1942. A double Soviet victory, two MiG-3s on 12 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 24 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 27 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 January, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 of 92 or 306BG at Hasselünne on 24 February, 1944, while serving in JG-26. Alternate spelling: Wünschelmeyer.
29067 Wünscher, JochenUffz6/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162163 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 4/14/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Bolsena (Bf 109 Loss List).
29068 Wünschmann, KarlGefrIV(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 176003 (? % dam 2/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspInjured in a belly landing at Finowfurth on 27 February, 1945 due to a fuel shortage.
29069 Wüpping, JosefGefrIII/KG-200Fw 190F-8 Werk # 933064 (45% dam 3/9/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 9 March, 1945 when he overturned on landing at the Sola airfield, Stavanger Norway. Another source suggested it was a takeoff accident.
29070 Wurche, ErichFw7/KG-77Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5098 "3Z + KR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1940 after being severely damaged by a Spitfire, believed to be of RAF No. 66, piloted by P/O C.A.W. Bodie. They dumped their bomb load on the way to the Tilbury Docks, and ditched into the sea. The crew were believed to have exited the AC, but drowned. The bodies of three were recovered from the sea. Remaining crew: Fw Johannes Nolte (KIA); Fw Erhard Friedel (KIA) and Uffz G. Stammnitz (MIA). Those recovered were buried at Cannock Chase. Note, once again, the pilot was not identified; I made the selection. Any of the others may well have been the pilot.
Cannock Chase
29071 Würfel, OttoLt12/3/1920Uelzen Niedersachsen799/JG-51 (9/42 S.U.), 8/JG-51 (9/43 S.U.)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 5846 (90% dam 9/18/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 152599 "Black 4" (lost 2/23/44 at Polatsk, Belarus) RK(5/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/26/43)
EP(12/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 23 February, 1944, when his "Black 4" was rammed by Ofw Heinrich Dittlmann near Rogatchev. Was Ofw and promoted to Lt afterwards. Died on 22 December, 1944 in Camp 280/5 near Stalino. WIA 18 September, 1943 by flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 2528. All his victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 SW of Karmanovo on 2 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s in the Karmannovo/Subzoff areas on 3 September, 1942. A Pe-2 S of Zubtsowo on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A Pe-2 at Beredina-Luika on 5 September, 1943. Two Il-2s S of Staradid on 10 September, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) and a Yak-9 NW of Yelnya, a LaGG-5 20 km N of Yelnya, on 15 September, 1943. Two Yak-7s E of Orscha on 13 October, 1943. Two LaGG-3s at Loyev and Gomel on 25 October, 1943. An Il-2 and two LaGG-5s E of Vitebsk on 11 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 13 January, 1944. An Il-2, a Yak-9 and a LaGG-3 on 6 February, 1944. Four La-5s on 7 February, 1944. Six victories on 21 February, 1944. His last two victories before capture, a Pe-2 and a Yak-9 on 22 February, 1944. Photo
29072 Wurff, RudolfLt36/JG-301Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 over Romania on 30 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) SW of Ploesti on 6 June, 1944. His 3rd, a Tempest over Dammer Lake on 21 April, 1945.
29073 Wurl, FritzUffz9/13/192246/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk #340032 "Black 1" (lost 8/1/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 1 August, 1944 during a landing accident at the Semalle (Normandy) airfield during a transfer flight, when he hit the trees on his approach. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 9, Gr 1022. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Minden on 19 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at Eilsleben on 28 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Görlitz on 29 May, 1944. His 4th, a Spitfire near St Anne France, near Alencon, on 31 July, 1944.
29074 Wurm, HansLt 3/JG-2 (6/43), 9/JG-2 (7/44) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2296 (90% dam 6/30/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731022 in 3 Staffel, Bf 109G in 9 Staffel Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 July, 1944; Aerial combat near Caen. Mombeek MIA List. Injured in a force landing at Cabourg 30 June, 1943, due to a technical failure.
29075 Wurm, HeinzOblt12 JagdKdo West (5/43), 5/Bo.Fl.Gr. 196 (6/43 Brest Süd), 1/SAGr.-128 (aka 10/ZG-1, 7/43 Channel) Bf 110, Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 410218 (lost 9/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA16 September, 1943; B-17 return fire near Brest (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, a Boston at Morlaix, shared with a Flak unit, on 29 January, 1943. Another, a B-24 BZ713 of No.224 Sq. N of Brest on 30 May, 1943. A 3rd, a Beaufort on 7 June, 1943 at Pl.Qu.15W S/7078. A 4th, a B-24 on 13 July, 1943. Magnus. May have downed two additional AC on 13 July, 1943, both Halifax. Downed two B-24s and a Beaufort on 29 July, 1943. A 9th, a Mosquito on 22 August, 1943. A 10th and 11th, both Beaufighters, W of Brest on 25 August, 1943. A 12th, a Beaufighter of Coastal Command on 9 September, 1943.
29076 Wurmheller, Josef "Sepp"Maj5/4/1917Hausham Oberbayern102 2/JG-53(9/39), 5/JG-53(6/40), Stabstf/JG-2(7/41), 1/JG-2(5/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-2(4/43; 7/43 Vannes), Kdr III/JG-2(6/44) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6239 (lost-combat 9/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5212 (lost 11/23/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3 + -" (5/41), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2648 "Yellow 3 + I' (7/4/43 Vannes, Fr.), Fw 190A-5 Werk# 7334 Yel 2 + I" (lost 7/29/43; rammed by another A-5), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 130479 (lost Spit-WIA 8/19/42), Fw 190A-6 Wk # 550314 "Yel 2+I" (WIA bomb Splinters 9/23/43) in 9/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171053 (lost 6/22/44) RK(9/4/41)-EL(11/13/42)-S(10/24/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/"300"
KIA 22 June, 1944 when he collided with his wingman in Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171053 during a dogfight, over Alencon France, with an RCAF fighter piloted by F/O J.O. Fleming of No. 441 Sq.. Ditched in the Channel, with wounds, after aerial combat in Wk# 5212 on 23 November, 1940. Flew Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3" in the S.U. in July, 1941. Flew Wk# 550314 as Stfkpt in 9/JG-2, making an emergency landing after aerial combat on 17 May, 1943, at Vannes-Meucon France. 15 Bombers, 56 Spitfires. 9 victories in the East. His first victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 28 September, 1940. A 3rd & 4th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane 20 km N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 60 km N of Brest on 12 October, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires at Deal on 7 May, 1941. One of the top fighter pilots on the Channel Coast. Shot down twice over the Channel. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 N of Tauraggan on 22 June, 1941. On 19 August, 1942, near Dieppe, he achieved seven victories despite a broken leg and a brain concussion. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid when he was Kdr III/JG-2. Added: Burial in the Ger War Cem., Champigny-St.Andre, France, Blk 9, Row 25, Gr 1704 (D.DRury).

29077 Wurmitzer, AntonOfw6/NJG-5Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621336 (lost 1/21/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 21 January, 1945, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (disp unk): Fw Schnackenberg and Uffz Stratmann (M.Balss).
29078 Wurochitz, Willi6/NJG-1Bf 100G-4 Werk # 740001Night Fighter Operational ClaspShot down 10 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing Allied bombers during the Münster raid. One of the crew wounded; uncertain if it was this pilot.
29079 Würschinger, HansFw16/JG-27 (7/42), 4/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7404 "Yellow 4" (lost 7/6/42), Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8598 "White 9 + -" (lost EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 October, 1942 during a strafing mission against Daba and Fuka airfields. He was shot down by flak hits on his radiator, over the sea, and killed. One known victory, a Hurricane II south of Bir-el-Mukheisin N. Africa on 21 July, 1942. Würschinger had one Bf 109F written off, after making a force landing on 6 July, 1942, after his AC was hit in the cooling system by a P-40 of RCAF No. 260 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt James F. Edwards.
29080 Wurst, MoritzOfw3/KG-4 (12/40 Eindhoven) He 111H-4 Werk # 3229 "5J + ?L" (lost 12/5/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Amersfoort Holland the night of 4/5 December, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Joachim Post, Obs; Uffz Hans Kronawetter, R/O and Uffz Heinz Klinkert, Gnr.. All buried at Ysselsteyn, CW/8: Wurst Gr 191; Post Gr 193; Kronawetter Gr 189 and Klinkert Gr187 (D.Drury).
29081 Wurst, OttoGefr8/9/1923Waiblingen7/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440750 "White 4 + I" (lost 5/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Greven. Buried in the War Grave Cem, Waiblingen, Grave 46.
29082 Wurth, AlexanderUffz2(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0863 "4U + BK" (lost 7/22/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Marsa Matruk/Alexandria area 22 July, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
29083 Wurth, FriedrichFw3/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4008 "9K + EL" (lost 5/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 May, 1940 after being shot down at Preigney by French fighters of GC III/6. Remaining crew (POW); Fw Richard Buck, Obs; Uffz Hans Seidel, Mech and Uffz Gottfried Pfeuffer, R/O. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
29084 Würthner, ErnstUffz1/24/1917Trossingen7/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2133 "G1 + ER" (lost 12//21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew on 21 December, 1940; his ac crashed on landing at Beaumont-le-Roger airfield, northern France, after returning from an operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Gefr Richard Tillack, Obs; Uffz Rudolf Merker, R/O and Fw Siegfried Schilbach, Flt Engr.. All are buried in the War Cem. at Versailles. Würthner Row G, Gr 10; Tillack Row G, Gr 11; Merker Row F, Gr 7 and Schilbach Row F, Gr 8 (D.Drury).
29085 Würtz, WilhelmFw57/JG-54 (6/42), 12/JG-26 (joins 4/43)Ki 35 Werk# 1994 "RD+QK" (25%), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10421 "Wh ?" (30%) both in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 12 September, 1942 in his G-2 over Mga S.U., the AC sustaining 30% damage. Prior, on 28 June, 1942, his Werk# 1994 sustained 25% damage over Rangnolowo, pilot disposition unknown. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 14 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 June, 1942. An I-180 on 24 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 by Ridder on 17 August, 1943, while serving in JG-26.
29086 Wurzel,2/JG-27 (5/43)Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspOpposed B-17s of the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943. Suffered damage to his upper rudder and successfully belly-landed.
29087 Würzer, Heinrich HeinzHptm4/5/1915261/JG-302 (11/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-302 (1/44), Kdr I/JG-302 (3/44), III/JG-301 (9/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441613 "White 1" (dam 7/44), Fw 190A-8 in IIIJG-301
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Scored two victories this date, his 8th & 9th, both B-17s, one over Berlin, the other, no location. WIA 8 July, 1944 most likely from B-24s he was opposing on this date. Despite his wounds, he made an emergency landing in Wk# 441613 near Götzendorf airfield. One known victory, a Halifax W of Berlin on 20 January, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 on 10 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 at Seesen on 20 February, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 on 22 February, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 north of Quackenbrück on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 11th & 12th, both B-24s on 8 March, 1944, no locations. A P-51 over Romania on 5 April, 1944. Two B-17s on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 15th & 16th, both B-24s at Neuseidler See on 10 May, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 (HSS) SSW of Sankt-Pölten on 29 May, 1944. A double on 16 June, 1944; both B-24s at Mor, SE of Raab. Nos. 25 & 26, another double, a B-24 and a B-24 (HSS) at Essling/Wien on 8 July, 1944. Alternate spellings: Wurzer and Wuerzer. Magnus. Deceased 8 November, 1998.
29088 Wüser, BrunoFw12/JG-76Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413654 "Blue 1" (lost 10/15/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 October, 1944; hit by flak, made an emergency landing in German territory, destroying the ac. Source: F. Trendle.
29089 Wüst,OgefrIII/ZG-26Bf 110CWound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 19 February, 1941 during aerial combat with Hurricanes from RAAF No. 3 Sq. in N. Africa.
29090 Wüst, JosefUffz104/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.), 4/JG-3 (7/44)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 April, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 April, 1944. A Yak-7 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 9 May, 1944. One known western victory, his 10th, a P-51 over northern France on 5 July, 1944. Magnus Report, 17 victories or higher. Alternate spelling: Wust.
29091 Wüst, WilhelmUffzI/JG-26 (New pilot joins 5/44), 1/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170037 "White 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 July, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 8" with a Spitfire at Caen. Does not appear to be "Willi" in the Night Fighters.
29092 Wüst, WilliIV/NJG-1 (8/40)Bf 110Night Fighter Operational ClaspServed with Jabs and Weissflog "in 210 Gruppe" and signor of painting with these two.
29093 Wüstenhagen, FriedhelmLt5/21/1922Leipzig21/NJG-5 (1/44 Stendal)Bf 110 Werk # Unk "C9 + DH" (lost 3/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24/25 March, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Kreien, near Lübe/Parchim (Bolten). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 on 4 January, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" near Parchim.
29094 Wüstholz, Hans LudwigLt4/9/19144/Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L.Ju 88 Werk # 0672 "K9 + WH" (lost 1/31/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 31 January, 1942, while on a reconnaissance mission covering Baku, Azerbaijan, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Ernst Ottmann, Obs; the R/O name unknown, and Ofw A.Erdmann, Flt Engr. The VDK confirms the pilot is MIA and commemorated in the memorial book at Kirowograd-Sammelfriedhof, Ukraine (D.Drury).
29095 Wutka, Bernhard FuchsHptm3/12/1916Dittersbach Krs. Waldenburg Oberschlesien2(H)/13, III/StG-2, Stfkpt 8/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110045 "VT + ZO" (lost 7/8/43) RK(11/16/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 8 July 1943 during an attack on tanks 2 km east of Verkhnopenye Russia, the AC receiving a direct flak hit and exploding in mid-air. 600 missions destroying 40 tanks, two armored trains and three supply trains.
29096 Wuttke, HelmutUffz1 7/NJG-2 (5/44), 10/NJG-3 (11/44) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750692 "R4 + NR" (lost 5/19/44) EK 2
Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 11/12 November, 1944; crashed 8 km NW of Lippstadt, no further detail (Bolten). His Ju 88 crashed at the Volkel Holland airfield on 19 May, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: All four crew were injured in the crash at Volkel. Remaining crew: Gefr H.Janij, Gefr H.Wilt and Ogefr G.Gabriel (SGLO).
29097 Wutzig, G.Fw8/KG-6 (France)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 710409 "3E + PS" (lost 2/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 February, 1944 ; shot down by a Mosquito of No. 29 Sq., piloted by P/O Pargeter; one other KIA and two POW, all unnamed.
29098 Wydmuch, FranzFlgFlugzeugführerschule A 10 (FFS a 10) (Avno)Fw 58 Werk # 3643 "CB + GV" (lost)Student PilotKIC 23 April, 1944 during a training exercise, when he collided with a Bü 181 Wk# 110238 near the Avno airfield, killing both Fw 58 student pilots. Wydmuch was buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 28 April, 1944. The other student, Flg Günther Theyssen, was also buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery, on 26 April, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
29099 Wyhlidal, LeopoldFw 2/JG-76, later redesignated II/JG-54 Bf 109D-1 Werk # Unk "Red 1" (lost 9/9/39), Bf 109E-1 Werk # Unk "Red 2" (lost 9/15/39) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 21 April, 1940 in aerial combat with RAF Hurricanes of No. 73 Sq., possibly flown by Ace F/O N. "Fanny" Orton. This was the first recorded encounter by I/JG-76 with RAF fighters. Shot down by Polish flak near Warsawon 9 September, 1939 in his "Red 1". He made his way back to Witkowicethe next day, only to be brought down twice more during the course of the next week. Added: His "Red 2" known to belli-land, cause & location not mentioned (Pictured on Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner).
29100 Wyleciol, JosefFhjFwI/NJG-2JU 88G-6 Werk # 620192 (lost 3/4/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew the night of 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela, crashing near Lübbecke due to a servicing fault. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Weyleciel (Ju 88 Loss List)

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