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29101 Wylezich, OttoOfw6/17/192410/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600372 "Red 15" (dam 1/1/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident from Altenstadt 1 January, 1945.
29102 Wyrich, HeinzGefr24/JG-26 (9/43), 5/JG-26 (10/43)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Wk # 1175 "White 16" (lost), Fw 190A-8 Wk # 730357 "White 4" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 after reporting on the radio that his "White 4" was damaged, he dissappeared. His body was found two days later; he had been shot in the back in his parachute. WIA 30 December, 1943 during aerial combat in "White 16" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 412 Sq. 2 km S of Romaine. One known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 165 Sq. S of Le Treport on 4 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-47 of 353FG WNW of Weert,W of Brüggen, on 14 October, 1943. A 3rd, "unconfirmed", a P-47 at Liege on 12 April, 1944.
29103 Wyrich, OttoOfwWekusta 5Ju 88D-1, He 111H-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29104 Wyschka, HansUffz2/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210244 "Black 8" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945 after being shot down near Eupen during Operation Bodenplatte. I believe this may be Uffz Wyssola (just a hunch!)
29105 Wyssola, HansUffz3/1/19222/JG-2 (Merzhausen)Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210244 "Black 8" (lost 1/1/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 after being hit and wounded by AA fire over the St. Trond airfield. He bailed out and was captured in Eupen Belgium.
29106 xeinbaoner, GeorgFw18/JG-54Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 28 March, 1942. The first letter in his surname was illegible on OKL Claims List. I inserted the "x" for record uniformity. I've narrowed the first letter possibilities down to B,F,H,R,S or W, found nothing, even changing the spelling to _einbacher. Any help would be appreciated. One source suggested Georg Reinbacher of 8/JG-54, which assumes the "oner" on the end is incorrect. I think this man is Georg Reinbacher, carried in the Archive, 2 victories.
29107 Yahle, HansUffzII/JG-5Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13618 (30% dam)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 28 August, 1943; non-operational landing accident at Petsamo Norway airfield, cause unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
29108 Ypsenbäuer, HansLtIV/KG-26 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1444 "??" (lost 9/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 7 September, 1943; crashed after flying into the ground near Drengfurt (Ju 88 Loss List).
29109 Yung, FritzFhjOfw111/JG-301 (10/43), 8/JG-301 (4/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Lancaster on 18 October, 1943, no location given (Perry Claims). His 2nd, a "4 mot" 10 km NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. His 3rd, a "4 mot" same day E of Kassel. His 4th, a Lancaster on 18 November, 1943 (Perry Claims). A Halifax near Berlin on 20 January, 1944 (OKL). His 5th, another Lancaster on 21 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 6th, a "Viermot" on 24 February, 1944, no location (Perry Claims). His 7th, a Halifax on 26 February, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims). His 8th, a Spitfire on 3 March, 1944, no location (OKL). His 11th, a P-51 S of Ulm on 13 April, 1944(Perry Claims). Magnus Report and Bolten, 10 or 11 victories.
29110 Zabel, AloisGefr4/JG-52 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk #410856 "White 8 + -" (dam 5/29/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing on 29 May, 1944, cause and location not reported.
29111 Zabiensky, Heinz Günther vonOfw10/27/19143(F)/122 (6/43 Schiphol, 8/43 Creil) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1479 "F6 + BL" (lost 6/13/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430693 "F6 + CL" (75% dam 8/20/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 20 August, 1943; developed problems shortly after takeof from Creil airfield and crashed. No crew detail. He was initially buried in Amsterdam, Nieuwe Ooster Bergraafplaats, 21 August, 1943. Earlier, he was uninjured 12/13 June, 1943 when he was shot down by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by S/L J.N. Howard-Williams. His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea by Petten, off the Dutch coast (DeSwart & Wiki Luft). Remaining crew: Oblt Ludwig Blankenhahn (WIA), Obs; Fw Rolf Lampmann, Gnr (WIA) and Ofw W. Tonne, R/O (Safe) (Wiki Luft data & D.Drury). Added: 3(F)/122's 2000th mission took place on 15 June, 1943 with Zabiensky and Tonne. Blankenhahn and Lampmann missed this milestone due to their injuries on the night of 12/13 June, 1943. Ofw Zabiensky is now buried at Ysselsteyn, CT/12/300 after the 20 August, 1943 incident (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
29112 Zaccaria,OgefrItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana1 Gruppo C.T. (1/44 Campoformida)MC.205VFighter Operational Clasp
29113 Zach, JosefOfw2/12/19124(F)/14 (Smolensk-Nord)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0455 "5F + QM" (lost 1/6/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 6 January, 1942, when their ac was lost during a reconnasisance mission to Kubinka, Moscow Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Franz Svatik, Obs; Uffz Erich Weigand, R/O and Uffz J.Wagner, Gnr. Ofw Zach, Ofw Svatik and Uffz Weigand are listed in the VDK as MIA, and commemorated in the War Cem at Duchowschtschina, Russia; no match for Uffz Wagner (D.Drury).
29114 Zach, OttoOgefrErg/JG-26 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2767 (damaged 8/27/41) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Zach bailed, and was slighly injured when his 109 developed engine trouble on a non-operational flight and returned to his unit. The AC crashed at 9:40 AM at Kleverskerke Arnemuiden Holland, by Hoeve Wulpenburg, near Middelburg on 27 August, 1941 (DeSwart).
29115 Zacha, RolfFw3/26/1921Linz, Austria3/LG-1 (1/45) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550061 "L1 + EH" (lost 1/18/45) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed at Nederweert Holland the night of 17/18 January, 1945, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Zacha buried Ysselsteyn Blk TL, Row 7, Gr 85, Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Paul Stroczynski (geb 5/7/17; Bur Yssel Blk TL, Row 7, Gr 84); Uffz Fritz Matutt (geb 2/5/17; bur Yssel Blk TL, Row 7, Gr 86) and Uffz Paul Stendebach (geb 2/23/22; bur Yssel Blk TL, Row 7, Gr 87). Source: M. de Wolf.
Ysselstein, Holland
29116 Zacher, FranzLt12/TG-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29117 Zacher, HansFw73/JG-51 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413858 "Brown 1" (lost 10/17/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 October, 1944 at Ebenrode* (Magnus & H. Breuer). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 26 March, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 2 May, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 2 June, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-7 on 25 June, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 August, 1944. A 6th, a Yak-7 on 21 August, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. Added: There is a Hans Zacher shown in the VDK Record, however there is no rank, and the death date is stated a 1 October, 1944. The location, Königsberg, is a location match, and zacher is listed as MIA (D.Drury). *Today, Ebenrode is named Nesterov, and is located in the Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia.
29118 Zadiak, ErwinUffz2/ZG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110E Werk # 3929 "2S + EK" (lost 6/29/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 29 June, 1942 at Jeletz, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
29119 Zag, HeinzGefr8/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6370 "Black 3 + I" (lost 10/2/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 2 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, uninjured in a force landing at Forge Farm, Goudhurst. Source: Jochen Prien. An eyewitness to the crash, John Newman, actually sat in the cockpit after the crash, and saw a "pool of blood on the right side of the seat". He also reported that the AC was shot down by an RAF Spitfire of No. 603 Sq., piloted by F/O P. Dexter, who was shot down over Croydon 30 minutes later.
29120 Zagenfuss, WilliUffz12/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 15 October, 1944.
29121 Zagnoli, Pellegrino1/LtRegia Aeronautica Italiana233°Sq 59°Grp 41°Stormo (Malta)Savoia S.79 (lost 7/7/40)His bomber reported sd over Malta on 7 July, 1940, pilot disposition not reported (Italian Losses Over Malta)
29122 Zahn, ErwinOfw11/23/1910HamburgI/Luftlandesgeschwader-2DFS 230 & Go 242Glider Pilot Badge
EK 2 & Transport Operational Clasp
Cz Occupation participant (aufhimmelzuhause).
29123 Zahn, GüntherOblt6/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8370 "Yellow 5 + -" (lost 7/21/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 21 July, 1942 when he turned back from an escort mission due to an overheating engine. He never arrived at his base, and his body was found a month later in his shattered AC SE of Bir el Abd. No reason for his fate has ever been found. He is thought to have been the victim of a Spitfire piloted by Flt Lt Ingram of RAF No. 601 Sq..
29124 Zahn, HelmutOfhr4/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 782756 "Red 10" (lost 11/30/44 near Möritz/Altenburg)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Mörlitz. Source: JG-300 Loss List
29125 Zahn, Karl AndreasMajStfkpt 6/KG-53 ('41), Kdr IV/KG-53 (4/43), Kdr SG-111 (11/43), Kdr Bordschützenschule 1 (7/44)He 111H Werk # Unk "A1 + AP" in 6/KG-53, Fw 190F-8 Bomber and/or Assault Operational Clasps LOCS
29126 Zahn, RulandOfhr5/ZG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120070 "S9 + MN" (lost 9/24/43), Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120173 "2N + FN" (lost 5/29/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspReported lost 29 May, 1944 per LW Loss Report & Bf 110 Loss List. No further detail. Earlier, his Wk# 120070 was reported lost, cause and location not reported, his unnamed R/O KIA (LW Loss Report & Bf 110 Loss List).
29127 Zahn, WalterLt29/JG-77 (3/42 S.U.), 2/JG-77 (5/42)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10248 "Black 9" (lost 6/2/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 June, 1942 after being hit by flak at Anapa. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 12 March, 1942. A 2nd, a DB-3 on 16 May, 1942.
29128 Zähnle, K.FwStab I/KG-51He 111H Werk # unk "9K + GH" (lost 5/11/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW and hospitalized 11 May, 1940; slightly injured after crash landing on a hillside at Pirey after being attacked by French Ms 406s. NOTE: I identified Zähnle as pilot since no positions were reported per this incident. Remaining crew, all uninjured and POWs; Fw H. Leinkeit, Uffz R. Lachmann, Uffz G. Geske and Gefr J. Heye. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
29129 Zahradniczek, Rudolf "Rolf"Lt12/15/1918Vienna8/Sch.G-1Hs 123B-1 Werk # 0794 (lost 2/7/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 February, 1942 when his ac was sd by flak near Okorokovo, which lies south of Rshew (Rzhev), Tver Oblast, Russia, during the Rzhev-Vyazma strategic offensive. The VDK shows that he was probably transferred to the War Cem at Rzhev as an unknown. He was the son of FM/LT Karl zahradniczek Elder von Kastelik (D.Drury).
29130 Zalfen, HeinzGefr1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162277 "White 15" (lost 4/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 April, 1944; shot down south of Karlovac Yugoslavia. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
29131 Zalm,Ofw25/ZG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Pointe du Raz on 24 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet DB-3 on 19 April, 1944.
29132 Zambelli, FranzUffz3/27/1921Budenheim5/JG-11 (3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 (lost 3/6/44), Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27127 "Black 4" (lost 3/15/44) HJ Pin
Glider Badge
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 15 March, 1944. Despite being wounded in the chest, he was able to land in a field at Dyle, 4km west of Nienburg, but died before help could arrive (Brad Ireland & J. Prien). Franz was Knokes wingman on the 6 March, 1944, when he was shot down with wounds by a P-47 of 359FG, piloted by Capt. Wayne Bolefahr, and bailed successfully. He had been hit in the left wrist. This was his 4th or 5th mission.
29133 Zamisch, Uffz11/TG-1 (7/43)Ju 52Transport Operational ClaspN. African supply missions. He may have been a crewman rather than a pilot.
29134 Zanardi, AlfredoMajItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr Gruppo Transporto "Trabucchi" (7/44 Goslar Ger.)SM.81Transport Operational ClaspNeulen
29135 Zanazzo,CaptItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 207 Squadrila (2/43)Ju 87D, Re.2001 & Re.2002Dive Bomber Operational ClaspSource: Axis History Forum
29136 Zandanell, ErichUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 792 "Black 4" (lost 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Shot down with wounds 15 August, 1943 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 332 Sq. 16 km SW of Lille. He had only been in the squadron for two weeks.
29137 Zander, FriedrichLt9/13/191172(H)/14 (Malta) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14909 "Black 14" (lost 6/10/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 10 June, 1943 after aerial combat with Spitfires over Malta (109 Loss List & LOCS).
29138 Zander, Friedrich "Fritz"Ofw6/18/1917Köln37Erg/JG-54 (6/40), 5/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 8/JG-1 (6/44), 11/JG-1 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F in 5/JG-54, Bf 109G-6 "Blue 22" in 8/JG-1, Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784141 "Black 11" (lost 12/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 December, 1944 over Bastogne in aerial combat with P-51s of the 352nd FG. 5 victories over Normandy. No known grave. On 7 June, 1944, he made a "pancake" landing near Schätzung, NW of Pontoise (Jagerblatt article). One known victory, perhaps his first, a Soviet Pe-2 on 9 August, 1942. A P-2 SW of Kaluga on 21 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 6 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 15 January, 1943. An R-5 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 March, 1943. A Pe-2 10 km SW of Kolodskoye on 10 April, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 April, 1943. An Il-2 W of Vyshgorod on 3 November, 1943. A Yak-7 W of Griletz on 22 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. An La-5 on 25 January, 1944. An La-5 on 27 January, 1944. Two La-5s on 29 January, 1944. His 32nd, a Spitfire near Caen on 18 July, 1944. His 33rd, a Spitfire near Caen on 24 July, 1944. A Lancaster on 6 August, 1944. A Typhoon 5 km W of Trun on 10 August, 1944. His 37th, and last victory, a P-51 over Bastogne on 25 December, 1944. His entire Schwarm of 4 AC failed to return on this day.
29139 Zander, H.Lt3(F)/121 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2124 "7A + BL" (lost 9/5/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0573 (lost 7/25/41) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 25 July, 1941 when his ac crashed in the vicinity of Iasi Romania due to an engine malfunction. The only known crew was Gnr, Uffz Edmund Wilmanski (DOW 7/25/41). The VDK indicates Uffz Wilmanski probably buried among the "Unknowns"in the War Cem in Iasi (D.Drury). Pilot and two other unnamed crew injured 5 September, 1940 when they crashed on takeoff from Chateaudun due to engine failure during a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
29140 Zander, HelmutUffz1/7/19143(F)/121 (Nikolayev)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0411 "7A + GL" (lost 12/1/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 1 December, 1941, after they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to south Ukraine, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Rudolf Gerhards, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Hartmann, R/O and Uffz Ignaz Hartmann, Gnr. Only the pilot and observer are confirmed missing in the VDK database, and commemorated in the War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
29141 Zandt, Hans RichardObltKG unitJu 88A, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29142 Zangerle, JosefUffz5/21/19241/JG-6 (1/45 Delmenhorst) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960322 on JG-6 List) "White 5" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Ziegenhain during Operation Bodenplatte. Listed MIA in the Lost Aircraft Report & SGLO.
29143 Zangerle, WalterUffz6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960529 "Yellow 11" (lost 12/24/44 at Ziegenhain)Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Ziegenhain/Schwarzenborn, bailed safely with injuries.
29144 Zangheri, GiulioSgtMajItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana24 Gruppo (Centocelle)Re.2001 "MM 08071" (dam 4/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspThe pilot reported uninjured 11 April, 1943 when he made an emergency landing at Capo Ferrato It., no cause reported.
29145 Zanjonz, Hans WernerLt5/27/1923Löwenberg19/JG-2 (Channel) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 155851 "<< + I" (lost 6/28/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 June, 1943 during aerial combat at Kergallie. He was flying Kdr Mayers AC this date. One known victory, a B-17 near St. Nazaire on 29 May, 1943. Added: Burial at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2, Grave 176 (absa3945). Alternate spelling: Zajons or Zajonz.
29146 Zankl, RudolfOfw5/22/1912Grafenau7/KG-76Do 17Z-2 Werk # 1136 "F1 + KR" (lost 10/4/40)
EK 1 & 2
4 Year Long Service Medal
Sports Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 4 October, 1940 over England. Veteran of the Poland & France Campaigns. Data found on Obituary Card on the internet. Added: The crew made it back to France, crashing at Henonville, killing the entire crew. The crew were buried in the German War Cemetery, Champigny St Andre, Block 17, Row 5. Ofw Zankl bur Gr 272. Remaining crew: Oblt Rudolf Friedrich Altenmüller, Obs, Gr 271; Uffz Fritz Schmelzle, R/O, Gr 270 and Uffz Hermann Hoffmann, Flt Engr, Gr 274 (D.Drury).
29147 Zankov, KhristoUffzBulgaria26th Fighter RegimentD.520, Bf 109G-2, Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His two victories; a B-24 and a P-38. Neulen
29148 Zanterl, AlbertFw2Stab 6/JG-3 (Bad Wörishofen 5/44)Bf 109G-6/R6 (Trop) Werk # Unk, "Yellow 3"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 by Ahlen, SE of Münster, on 23 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 W of Braunschweig on 8 May, 1944.
29149 Zapka, Johannes "Hans"Uffz3/L.V.Gr (Swiss designation)Ju 52/3m Werk # 3021 "BJ + YV" (lost 6/6/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 6 June, 1944: sd by Swiss fighters when he entered Swiss airspace in his armed transport, at Baulmes, and ignored their directions to land. After 45 minutes in Switzerland, the fighters were given the order to shot the Ju 52 dowm, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Unertl, Ogefr Kurt Grindel, Uffz Manfred Graupner and Ogefr Otto Graf, crew positions unknown. All are buried in the War Cem. Kehl Germany, Blk A, Row 17, Graves 90-93 (D.Drury). NOTE: See Unertl listed as pilot (Flugzeugführer), another entry.
29150 Zapp, JakobUffzRammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109G (lost 4/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 April, 1945 during an attempted Ramm-Attack on American bombers. He bailed safely after a P-51 attack, but died beneath his chute as he drifted to earth.
29151 Zarm, HansUffz11/JG-301Fw 190A Werk # 202375 (lost 11/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat near Wetteborn with US fighters (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" 6 km W of St Leu d Esserent (Orleans) on 5 July, 1944. Boiten 2 victories. Alternate spelling: Zaren (A. Rosseels).
29152 Zarske, FritzFw29/JG-4Fw 190A, Fw 190D
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Rathenow on 6 October, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at Jüterborg on 17 April, 1945.
29153 Zarte, JürgenUffz10/11/1924Ladenberge9/JG-1 (France) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165096 (or 165196) "Yellow 12" (lost 6/20/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 20 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Clastres/Aisne France. Buried in the War Grave Cem, Bourdon France, 35/11/431.
29154 Zaubitzer, FritzUffz5/JG-52 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165013 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 8/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported.
29155 Zauche, HeinzOfw6/Schl.G-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 6005 "Black Z" (lost 5/21/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 21 May, 1943 crashing after combat at Dschajewskaja Russia.
29156 Zauhar, DragutinUffzYugoslavia ?3.ZJ (3/44 Lucko)Do 17Z Werk # 0411 (lost 3/30/44)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned by partisans 30 March, 1944 after being heavily damaged by RCAF No. 73 Sq. Spitfires. He belly landed his damaged ac at Partisan-held Krbavsko-Polje, intending to defect (Wings of Serbia).
29157 Zaularts, JosefUffz14/NJG-2Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
29158 Zaunbrecher, LeoUffz2/14/191725/JG-52 (5/40 Peuplingues), 2/JG-52 (8/40)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3367 "Red 14" (lost 8/12/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW/WIA 12 August, 1940; his ac was damaged during aerial combat and he belly landed at Berwick, Sussex, where he was hospitalized. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 south of Zweibrüchen, 24 March, 1940. A 2nd, a French Battle SW of Sedan on 14 May, 1940. Alternate spelling: Zaunbracher.

Army officers inspect the wreckage of Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 (W.Nr. 3367) “Red 14” of 2./JG52, which crash-landed in a wheatfield at Mays Farm, Selmeston, near Lewes in Sussex, 12 August 1940. Its pilot was captured.
29159 Zauner,Fw14/JG-53Bf 109G (Trop) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a B-26 over the sea off La Calle on 24 February, 1943.
29160 Zauner, FranzMaj9/4/1916Hallein, Salzburger Land6/KG-54 (9/41), Stfkpt 6/KG-54 (12/41), Stfkpt 10/KG-54 ( 10/42), Kdr III/KG-54 (4/43 Med-9/44), Kdr III/KG-76 (2/45)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141242 "B3 + GD" (lost 6/12/43 Med),Me 262A in III/KG-54 in 44 RK(2/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/42)
EP(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Injured in a crash with R/O Uffz Hans Joachim Hogrefe 12 June, 1943; crashed into the sea near Pantelleria due to engine failure. The two remaining crew, Ofw Franz Müller, Obs and Fw Herbert Ebert, Gnr., went (MIA). 212 combat missions. Deceased 29 July, 2008, Munich (Kaiser RK book).
29161 Zauner, JosefFwKG unitJu 88A, He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29162 Zauner, MatthiasFw11/JG-2 (12/41), 4/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16244 (lost 3/24/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 March, 1943 during aerial combat SW of Mateur, bailed safely. One known victory, a Stirling in Finistere area v.Veracity on 18 December, 1941, an Uffz at the time.
29163 Zauner, OttoLt15/JG-53Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4010 "Black 12 + -" (lost 11/23/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 23 November, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane near Smeeth. He made a force landing and was uninjured (Prien). His first victory, a Hurricane SW of Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940.
29164 Zauner, OttoLt7/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142509 "B3 + GR" (lost 6/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 June, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). This may be the same person as Lt Otto Zauner in the fighter unit, formerly a POW.
29165 Zaus, LeopoldLt11/10/19232/JG-1 (4/43 Deelen) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2615 "Black 9" (lost 4/29/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIFA 29 April, 1943 after crashing on Geerstraat at Vaassen Holland, north of Apeldoorn, due to high altitude sickness, while on a training mission. Buried Ysselsteyn BM/3/68.
Ysselstein, Holland
29166 Zauter, HorstFhjFw16/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2577 "Yellow 9" (lost 2/24/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17, crashing south of Mnden (Wiegels). No known grave. One known victory, his 1sy, a B-17 (e.V.) in the Wesel area on 22 February, 1944.
29167 Zawadka, Franz L.Uffz14/NJG-5Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24/25 March, 1944; shot down by flak near Goslar. His victories may be 2. Source: T. Boiten.
29168 Zbyrovski, AloisFwNSGr unitAr 66, Fw 58, Go 145, Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29169 Zebhauser, PaulOfw16/KGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29170 Zebnitz, GerhardOblt19/ZG-26 (10/42)Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Beaufighter over Malta on 25 October, 1942.
29171 Zebrowski, WolfgangOfhr1/SKG-10 (6/44 Tours Fr.)Fw 190G-8 Werk # ? "Red 2" (dam 8/7/44) Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1944 NE of Niort, no further detail. He served in the first unit to see service on D-Day.
29172 Zech, FranzFw6/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20610 "Yellow 10 + -" (80% dam 9/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspThis ac reported damaged at Gröningen on 27 September, 1943 when he crashed due to enemy return fire, pilot OK.
29173 Zech, GerhardUffz 4/25/1920 Nürnberg4/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720052 "2Z + GM" (lost 4/25/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot and crew reported killed 25 April, 1945 by Hof im Westerwald for unknown reason, buried Hamm. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Hans Weyerstrass (2/21/1922 Neuss), bur Gravenbroich- Elsen-Allrath and Gnr Gefr Friedrich Henn (12/1/1924 Bendorf), bur Bendorf. NOTE: His birthdate per NJG-6 Loss List is reported as 2/29/1920.
29174 Zech, HansFw11/NJG-1 (3/42)Bf 110C-7 Werk # 3601 (lost 3/15/42) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 15 March, 1942 at Bruxten Germany, NE of Venlo, after hitting hign tension wires immediately after takeoff from Venlo airfield (Boiten). Added: His R/O, Ogefr M.Brain, was also killed in the crash. Both are buried next to each other at Ijsselstein/Ysselsteyn, no detail (Andre Bergsma 12/2021). Added: Fw Zech buried L-10-240, Ogefr Braun buried L-10-241 (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland
29175 Zech, WernerOfw14/JG-54, 11/JG-54 (1/1/45 Twente), II/JG-26 (joins 4/17/45 "cleaning the books")Fw 190D-9s; a "Yellow 8" (1/1/45 dam), Fw 190D-9s Wk#s 211028 & 210999 both "Black 8"sWound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 1 January, 1945, the low-flying "Yellow 8", was badly damaged when it struck tree tops, to avoid British AA fire. Zech was returning from the Bodenplatte mission and made an emergency landing at Twente. No mention of injuries (Wings to Victory). On 18 January, 1945, Werk# 211028 was damaged over Ellinghausen, 5 km west of Twistringen. He was wounded 2 February, 1945 in Werk# 210999 over the Varrelbusch Germany airfield. Bailed w/o injury on 18 March, 1945 after aerial combat with a P-51. All three of his D-9s were damaged.
29176 Zeche, HansObltStfkpt 9/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3241 "V4 + BT" (lost 12/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 December, 1941 at Schum, cause unknown. Source: A. Mebius.
29177 Zechlin, ErnstOblt4/KGzbV-1 Ju 52/3m Werk # 6513 "1Z + K" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His Ju 52 crashed at Vrachelen Holland (Den Hout-Oosterhout) on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). The crew of four, and seven unnamed passengers were taken prisoner when they "landed" E of Den Hout, N of Vraggelen, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Uffz Breitscheidel, Fw Martin Lücke and Fw Rudolf Brathering (DVL Loss List). This may be Hptm Ernst Zechlin, later in night fighters.
29178 Zechlin, ErnstHptm94/NJG-2 (10/43), 4/NJG-5 (2/44), Kdr I/NJG-2 (2/44)Ju 88C & R in NJG-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19/20 February, 1944 when he was shot down by flak at Ostrand des Ortes Mötzlich, near Halle/Saale (Balss.). One known victory, a "4 mot" 50 km WSW of Kassel on 3 October, 1943. Another, a Lancaster 40 km WSW of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. Two Lancasters; one at Belzig-Tenbilg, the other N of Sschult-Brandenburg, on 15 February, 1944. A Halifax and a Lancaster at Düsseldorf on 23 April, 1944. His a 9th, a "4 mot" 25 April, 1944 (most likely in the Munich area). Magnus, 10 victories. Boiten 8 victories.
29179 Zechmann, KonradOfw3/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-4/R1 Werk # 10772 "Yellow 6" (lost 1/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 January, 1943, running out of fuel on his landing approach to the Bizerta airfield (Bf 109 Loss List).
29180 Zechmeister, JosefGefr12/JG-3Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 May, 1942.
29181 Zechner, AloisUffz13/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681489 (lost 9/11/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Reinsdorf an der Unstruth.
29182 Zechner, FranzUffz5/8/19257/JG-51Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171015 "Blue 15" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 June, 1944; Aerial combat with 20 P-51s of 354FG, crashed near Alencon. Mombeek MIA List. Added: Buried in the War Grave Cem at La Cambe, Blk 49, Row 3, Gr 81 (M.deWolf).
29183 Zeckert, DankmarUffz5/24/19219/JG-3 (Schachten)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462807 "White 7" (lost 12/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47's of 56FG, crashing at Dilschhausen. Buried Weiler im Allgäu. Source: Fritz Braun.
29184 Zeddies, Karl LudwigFw75/JG-51 (11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 (Trop) Werk # 13999 (lost 11/28/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 March, 1943 at Maknassy (Magnus & H.Breuer). WIA 28 November, 1942 during aerial combat at Bizerta, His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 30 km SE of Mosalsk on 27 July, 1942. One known western victory, a Beaufort 35 km west of Bizerta on 17 November, 1942. Magnus, 7 victories.
29185 Zeder, AlfonsFw42/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/20/44 at Wegeleben), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130107 (lost 2/9/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 February, 1945 by enemy fire at Zerbst (Boiten & Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 20 February, 1944 during aerial combat at Wegeleben (JG-300 Loss List). One reported victory, a B-17 on 8 August, 1944 over Rathenow.
29186 Zedler, HeinzLtII/JG-26 (joins 5/55), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170333 "Blue 1" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 July, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 1" with Allied fighters NW of Caen.
29187 Zedlitz, Hans Freiherr vonOblt8(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Gardemoen)Ju 188A-3 Werk # 190317 "1H + HS" (dam 1/12/45)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot uninjured in a landing accident 12 January, 1945 2km NW of Sor Flatanger, W of Namos Norway due to fuel shortage (KG-26 Loss List).
29188 Zeep, GerhardHptmKdr III/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3612 "9K + AD" (lost 11/25/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 25 November, 1941, cause unknown.
29189 Zehart, OttmarOblt6/17/19196Sturmstaffel 1 (1/44), 11/JG-3 (5/44), Stfkpt 7(Sturm)/JG-4 (8/44 Salzwedel)Bf 109G in JG-1, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 681461 "Yellow 2" (lost 9/27/44) in JG-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 27 September, 1944; Aerial combat near Braunschweig, opposing the Kassel Raid. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. This was the first victory for the newly formed Sturmstaffel 1. His 2nd, a B-17 N of Magdeburg on 6 March, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Miesterhorst on 29 April, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 N of Braunschweig on 8 May, 1944. His 5th, later that same day, in the area of Peine-Wolfsburg. A 6th, a B-17 on 11 September, 1944 over northern Germany. Mombeek MIA List.


Sturmstaffel 1: Left Oblt. Zehart
29190 Zehbe, RobertOblt12/9/1913Kiel1/KG-76Do 17Z-2 Werk # 2361 "F1 + FH" (lost 9/15/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Battle of Britain pilot WIA 15 September, 1940 over England and buried there. Wartime Grave outside of London, seen on Military Channel. Added: During a raid on London, he had already been damaged and on fire as a result of earlier combat. Hurricane pilot, Sgt Raymond Holmes, of No.504 Sq., rammed the Dornier when his guns jammed. The Dornier tail section separated, and the bomber crashed at Victoria Railway Station, Central London, near Buckingham Palace. Both Zehbe and Holmes bailed, but Zehbe died of his wounds later (You Tube News video). Added: He had been set onfire during combat with 4 to 6 Spitfires over London during a noontime raid. He crashed at Oval cricket grounds about a half mile from Buckingham Palace. This source suggests he was beaten by civilians, but a witness claims he had been wounded. He died of his wounds on 16 September, 1940, and was buried in the Brookwood Cem., Woking, Surrey (Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries, spelled as Zehbe. His grave marker is clearly Zehbe). MORE: Zehbe buried Brookwood, 15/A/2. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Goschenhofer, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Ludwig Armbruster, R/O (POW); Uffz Leo Hammermeister, Flt Engr (WIA & POW) and Uffz Gustav Hubel, Gnr (KIA). The two addition deceased crew buried CC; Goschenhofer 5/14/333 and Hubel 1/4/132 (D.Drury).


Zehbe's Dornier falls on Victoria Station, London

Cannock Chase
29191 Zehetmair, RichardUffz2/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5530 "A5 + JK" (lost 1/18/41)Dive Bombr Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 18 January, 1941 during aerial combat with fighters at Luca Malta, crashed near Hal Far. Ju 87 Loss List
29192 Zehetmayr, Jörg Ofw5/14/1916Wekusta 6 OB.d.L.(Banak)He 111H-6 Werk # 4358 "D7 + EN" (or RN) (lost 10/13/43) Meteorological Operational Clasp KIC 13 October, 1943; non-operational crash at Balsfjord, Svartnes Norway, 45km NNE of Bardufoss, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Frevert, R/O (WIC) and Fw Aloys Weindl, Mech (KIC). Source: Sig Norway. Alternate spelling: Zhetmeyer (Wekusta Loss List). Added: The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Narvik, Norway, Blk 13, Row D1: Ofw Zehetmayr Gr 22; Fw Weindl Gr 23. Uffz Frevert was rescued by a ship and transferred to a hospital (D.Drury).
29193 Zehl, DieterOblt9/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7008 "< 4 +" (lost 10/25/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 October, 1941 in aerial combat with a Soviet Yak-1 of 5/32nd Fighter Aviation Regt.. Belly landed by a Soviet AA position, 5 km east of Kurulukiptschak (Stankey).
29194 Zehlius, LotharFw14(Eis)/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29195 Zehmisch, HeinzUffz9/28/1921Tarbatz3/KG-51Me 410A-1/U2 Werk # 420019 "9K + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission over London. His R/O, Uffz Heinz Kirstein, geb 12/5/1921 Woduhnkeim, was also MIA. Source: Brian Bines.
29196 Zehres, WalterFw11/JG-300Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780724 "Blue 9" (lost 11/27/44 at Wachstedt by Dingelstadt)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters at Wachstedt. Source: JG-300 Loss List
29197 Zeichert, HelmutUffz19/JG-26Bf 109G-6 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His one victory, a P-47 of 365FG at Villedieu-les-Poeles, S of St. Lo, on 22 June, 1944. See Speichert, same victory on Perry Claims List as Speichert, same Staffel.
29198 Zeidler, ErichUffzKGzbV-700Ju 52/3m Werk # 7561 "DG + KG" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 3 December, 1942 by Soviet ground fire near Stalingrad. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Schönes, R/O and Uffz Heller, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
29199 Zeidler, FranzOblt4(F)/33 (S.U.)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2216 "H8 + AM" (lost 7/4/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 4 July, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
29200 Zeidler, GeorgUffz13/JG-54 (9/44 S.U.)Most likely an Fw 190A6 or A-8 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1944. One known victory, a Soviet P2-2 on 14 September, 1944.

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