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29201 Dolge, JuliusUffzI/JG-5 Bf 109G-14/R3 Werk # Unk "Black 11" Fighter Operational Clasp Pictured on Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner
29202 Hanneberg, Georg "Schorsch"Unk6/LG-2Bf 109E-7/B Werk # UnkFighter Operational Clasp Pictured online after return from a mission (Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner). Alternate spelling: Haneberg
29203 Schulz, Karl HeinzUnkStab I/JG-76Bf 109E-3 Werk # Unk (lost date Unk)Fighter Operational ClaspPictured online after the ac being sd, and surrounded by French soldiers (Luftfahrt-Archiv Hafner).
29204 Lux, AlfredLt3/9/1918Troppau, MoraviaIII/KG-1 Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2414 (lost 5/30/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 30 May, 1941 when his ac struck an obstacle during takeoff at Roye-Amy (aka Beuvraignes) airfield, 30km N of Compiegne, northern France. The ac was destroyed by fire. Remaining crew: Fw Fritz Kropf, Obs (WIC); Uffz Oskar Ammersbach, R/O (KIC) and Gefr Franz Nork, Gnr (WIC). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Beauvais, Fr.; Lt Lux Blk 3, Row 4, Gr 159 and Gefr Nork Blk 3, Row 3, Gr 116 (D.Drury).
29205 Förster,Lt8/JG-1Bf 109G-4 & 6 EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp One known victory, a P-51 6 June, 1943, at low altitude, S of Scilly Islands (
29206 Heinrichs, JohannesFw6/24/1916Konitz4/KGr.z.b.V.-1Ju 52/3m Werk # 6999 1Z + EM" (lost 4/5/42)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 5 April, 1942 as a result of a fighter attackin the area of Demyansk, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, supplying ground forces encircled in the Demyansk Pocket. His observer, Oblt Heinrich Louis Wieking (geb12/21/1909, Braunschweig), died of injuries at the Demyansk Field Hospital 12, same day. These two listed by the VDK, and understood to be buried at Demyansk (D.Drury).
29207 Pahlmann, HorstUffz8/19/1912DalldorfKGr.z.b.V.-5He 111H Werk # 3543 (lost 4/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 April, 1942 when his ac was shot down in the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia, while supplying ground troops in the Kholm Pocket. Remaining crew (all buried in the Ger War Cem at Korpowo): Oblt Hans Günther Thomas, Obs (bur Blk 16, Row 21, Gr 1301); Uffz Rolf Wiehbach, R/O (bur 16/31/1304) and Uffz Friedrich Persuhn, Flt Engr (bur 16/21/1303). Uffz Pahlmann buried 16/21/1302 (D.Drury).
29208 Smolorz,FwKGr.z.b.V.-172 Ju 52/3m Werk # 6730 (lost 4/5/42)Transport Operational ClaspMIA, and presumed KIA, 5 April, 1942,after being attacked by fighters near Dobrosli, NW of Demyansk, Novgorod Oblast, Russia, while supplying encircled ground troops in he Demyansk Pocket. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Heini Bitter, Obs; Uffz Kusitschke, R/O; Uffz Gustav Kramer, Flt Engr and Uffz Willi Krause, Gnr. Lt Bitter, Uffz Kramer and Uffz Krause are shown in VDK as believed buried at Demyansk (D.Drury).
29209 Stary, PaulUffz11/30/1911Bozen2/NJG-4 Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3878 (lost 4/7/42) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 7 April, 1942 to unknown circumstances SE of Suchinitschi (or Sukhinichi), Kaluga Oblast, Russia. His R/O, Ogefr Edmund Müller, was also KIA. Their remains have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but are believed to exist at Belev (or Belyov), Russia (D.Drury).
29210 Hintze, Herbert WernerLt2/2/1921Erg.Stf./KG-6, Stfkpt 14(Z)/KG-40 (6/43) ( redesig 2/ZG-1)Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk "F8 + CN" (dam 9/23/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspUninjured 23 September, 1943 when his ac was damaged during an Allied Raid on Lorient. He and Oblt Albrecht Bellstedt are sometimes credited with the downing of the DC-3 carrying Leslie Howard and 13 passengers (LOCS).
29211 Sauter, OttoOfw6/26/1915Vienna2/NJG-4Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4093 (lost 4/6/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA with his R/O, Fw Erwin Mrzyglod, on 6 April, 1942 at Kudrino, believed N of Suchinitschi, Russia. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
29212 Schweinhagen, FritzUffz8/11/1909SommerschenburgI/NJG-4Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3848 (lost 4/7/42Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 7 April,1942 in a crash near Belev, Tula Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. The VDK indicates Uffz Schweinhagen died in Field Hospital 623, Bryansk, same day. He has not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed still existing at Bryansk. No information regarding his R/O (D.Drury).
29213 Lips, HorstLt1/1/19216/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4902 "1G + NP" (lost 4/6/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 6 April, 1942, when they failed to return from the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. The VDK confirms Lt Lips as missing, and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Sologubowka, Russia. Remaining crew: Uffz Willi Schulz, Obs; Ogefr Helmut Ertel, R/O; Ofw Johann Stürmer (or Stürner), Flt Engr and Ogefr Willi Nack (or Mack), Gnr. No burial detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
29214 Klabunde, ErwinLt2/1/19216/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4850 "1G + EP" (lost 4/6/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 6 April, 1942, when his ac failed to return from a mission, crashing 9km SW of Kholm, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johannes Kraft, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Peter Zimmermann, R/O, Ogefr Karl Enzelberger, Flt Engr and Gefr Erich Seck, Gnr. Uffz Zimmermann is believed to have died in a hospital, same day, and a grave is understood to exist at Petruschino (D.Drury).
29215 Jungbeck, MaxUffz10/KG-76 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 880166 "F1 + DU" (lost 1/7/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 6/7 January, 1944; sd over Toulouse by a Mosquito HJ788 "YP-F" of No.23 Sq, piloted by S/L Alexander Lawson, navigator Gordon Robertson (Gilles Collaveri 11/2021). Added: SD while approaching the Francazal airfield by the prowling Mosquito. Crash location 2km NE of Pechbusque, 8km SE of Francazal airfield. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Manfred Schäffer, Obs; Uffz Helmut Diegmüller, R/O and Uffz Bernhard Andresen (geb 12/16/1919, Ostenfeld), Gnr. The VDK lists Uffz Andresen's place of death as Pechbusque/Toulouse. He is buried in the German War Cem. at Dagneux, France, Blk 37, Row 10, Gr 319 (12 O'clock High Forum & D.Drury). Additional: Per VDK, buried Dagneux, Blk 37, Row 10: Schäfer (one "F"), Gr 313 and Diegmöller (sp), Gr 318. No known grave for Uffz Jungbeck (D.Drury).
29216 Rogele, EberhardLt2/15/1923 7/KG-76 (1/44), TO 9/KG-76 (11/44 Münster-Handorf) Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "F1 + ER" (lost 1/12/44), Ar 234B-2 Werk # 140178 "F1 + QT" (lost 3/2/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Hammermühle (LOCS). Added: The Ar 234 exploded in mid-air after combat with a Hawker Tempest ET882 "ZD-E" of No 222 Sq., piloted by F/Lt George W.Varley, falling 3km W of Recke. His target this date had been British tanks near Düren. In the January 1944 incident, he was uninjured in training flight crash 40 km W of Prag (LOCS & 12 O'clock High Forum).
29217 Brehm, AdolfUnkIV/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk (dam 1/6/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac damaged 6 January, 1944 near the Toulouse airfield by a Mosquito (?) Night Fighter. The extent of damage and crew dispositio unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Leopold Wimmer, Obs; Ogefr Karl Geiger, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Wieland, Gnr (12 O'clock High Forum).
29218 Frick, GeorgUffzIV/KG-76 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 884395 "F1 + EV" (lost 1/6/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 6 January, 1944 when he crashed at Cugnaux, SE of Francazal airfield. The cause believed to by a Night Fighter attack or Searchlight blindness. One known crewman, Werner Richter, also killed (12 O'clock High Forum).
29219 Michel, HorstLt4/29/192410(Pz)/SG-9Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141589 (lost 1/27/44)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 27 January, 1944; lost to unknown circumstances in the area NE of Ocheretnya, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
29220 Pellander, PeterOfwIII/SG-4 (Graz) Fw 190F-8 (or G-2) Werk # Unk (lost 10/3/43) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 3 October, 1943 during aerial combat over the Italian coast; sd by a Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII of No.145 Sq., pilote by S/L Lance C. "Wildcat" Wade (www.historynet/S.Youngs).
29221 Walz, GeorgFwII/SG-4 (Viterbo) Fw 190F-8 (or G-2) Werk # Unk (lost 11/3/43) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 3 November, 1943 during aerial combat near Termoli; sd by a Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII of No.145 Sq., piloted by S/L Lance C."Wildcat" Wade (www.historynet/S.Youngs).
29222 Claussen, ErnstOfhr8/SG-2 Ju 87D-3 Werk # 131126 "T6 + GS" (lost 8/15/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp MIA 15 August, 1944 after a mid-air collidision with another squadron ac near Karulaane (or Käru in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia). The other ac piloted by Ofhr Joachim Erdmann (MIA). Ofhr Claussen was seen bailing, but went missing. His R/O, Uffz Gerhard Zimdars, also bailed with injuries (D.Drury).
29223 Erdmann, JoachimOfhr8/SG-2 Ju 87D-3 Werk # 141589 "T6 + JS" (lost 8/15/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp MIA 15 August, 1944 after a mid-air collision with another squadron ac, piloted by Ofhr Ernst Claussen (MIA), at Karulaane (or Käru in Lääne-Viru County, Estonia. His R/O, Uffz Johann Leineweber also missing (D.Drury).
29224 Varnbüler, Axel Karl Heinrich Eberhard von und zu Hemmingen Ofhr2/20/1924Dresden9/SG-2 Ju 87D-5 Werk # 140798 "T6 + CT" (lost 8/19/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIA with his R/O, Uffz Helmut Hiller, 19 August, 1944, when his ac was sd by AA fire near Ergli, Latvia. Neither of their remains could be recovered by the VDK for transfer to a military cemetery, but they are commemorated in the memorial book at Riga Beberbeki, Latvia (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Varnbühler.
29225 Fahnert, Otto FriedrichUffz6/3/1919Oberkaufungen9/SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # 930161 (lost 6/5/44)Ground Assault Operational ClaspKIA 5 June, 1944 near Mykolaiv, Ukraine, circumstances unknown. The VDK indicates that he is buried in the War cem. at Potelitsch, Ukraine, Blk 18, Row 17, Gr 1452 (D.Drury).
29226 Zierner, HansUffz6/SG-2Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580690 "Yellow 3" (lost 7/22/44)Wound Badge, Assault Operational ClaspWIA 22 July, 1944 when his ac was sd by P-38's near Buzau, Romania (D.Drury).
29227 Hamann, Kurt (Konrad?)Ofw8/4/1914 Siebersdorf8/SG-2 (Mielec, Poland) Ju 87D-5 Werk # 131966 "T6 + JS" (lost 7/25/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIA 25 July, 1944 when he was attacked by fighters during a test flight at the Mielec airfield. No mention of an R/O. The remains of Ofw Hamann have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but it is understood that a grave exists at Chorzelow, Poland (D.Drury).
29228 Gleisberg, HorstFhjUffz7/SG-2 Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130970 "T6 + MR" (lost 8/1/44) Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIA with his R/O-Gnr, Gefr Julius Gross, 1 August, 1944, when their ac was hit by AA Fire near Gumbinnen, Königsberg, East Prussia. Only the name of Gefr Gross can be found on VDK. He has not yet been transferred to a Military Cem.. However, there is understood to exist, a grave at Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia (D.Drury).
29229 Köber, RolfHptm2(H)/10Fw 189A Werk # 2258 (lost 9/5/42)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspWIA 5 September, 1942 when his ac was hit by ground fire near Borisovka (Ger. Borrisowka), Belgorod Oblast, Russia. No further detail (D.Drury).
29230 Treurer, FritzUffz9/SG-2Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141374 "T6 + OT" (dam 8/1/44)Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational ClaspWIA 1 August, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters, and made an emergency landing east of Ebenrode, E. Prussia (today Nesterov, Russia). No mention of his R/O-Gnr (D.Drury).
29231 Evers, FritzUffz10/14/1915Diepholz5(H)/41 (9/42), 1(Erg)/NAGr.Fw 189A-1 or 2 (dam 9/5/42), Fw 189A-3 (most likely) (lost 12/4/43)Wound Badge, Night Observer Operational ClaspReported killed 4 December, 1943, circumstances unknown. The VDK indicates the place of death near Strupki (Stupky?), Ternopil Oblast, Ukraine. His remains not yet transferred to a war cem., but a grave is understood to exist at Ternopil, Ukraine. He is commemorated in the memorial book at Potelitsch, Ukraine. Another Fritz Evers reported WIA 5 September, 1942 when he was hit by AA fire in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.4434, no crew information. Not sure these two are one in the same (D.Drury).
29232 Müglich, ErwinHptm4/18/1908Leitersdorf4(H)/10, Aufkl.Gruppe "Fleischmann" (Tatsinskaya AF 12/42)Hs 126B-1 & Fw 189A-2Observer Operational ClaspHe is reported to have died in the Russian POW Camp 97 at Yelabuga, Tartarstan, Russia in December, 1942, circumstances unknown. His single grave exists there, and he is commemorated in the memorial book (D.Drury). It is not known if he was a pilot.
29233 Elend, Herbert Hans PeterLt10/30/1909Uberg (Aberg?)Stffüh II/SG-2Hs 123B-1 Werk # 2738 "White 4" (lost 12/5/44)EK 1 & 2, EP (6/19/44), Ground Assault Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944 when his ac was sd by AA fire i the vicinity of Csepel Island, Danube River, south of Budapest. The precise location, 3km from Marcali, west of the river. He is believed buried in the War Cem. at Böhönye, Hungary among the "unknowns" (D.Drury).
29234 Meyer, KurtOblt11/26/19215/KG-1Ju 88A-4 (or A-5) Werk # 4635 (dam 4/8/42)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 8 April, 1942 when his ac was hit by AA fire in the area of Ramushevo, Novgorod Oblast, Russia. His only known crewman, R/O Uffz Rolf Dunemann, disposition unknown. Uffz Dunemann later KIA on 5 May, 1942 (Onlineprojekt Gefallenendenkmäler) while flying Seschke-Medowo-Proti (D.Drury).
29235 Ewerhardt, Hans Theo?Oblt 2/22/1917 (or 6/13/1917 in the name of Ewerhart per VDK) 6/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4929 "1G + GP" (lost 4/7/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 April, 1942; failed to return from a supply flight in the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Kurt Ehlig, Obs; Uffz Hans Lehle, R/O; Uffz Johannes Wilhelm Martin Gehlen, Flt Engr and Uffz Fritz Friedrich Langenbach, Gnr. The deceased are buried at Korpowo Russia. Fw Ehlig; Blk 32, Row 27, Gr 1703; Uffz Lehle: Blk 32, Row 26, Gr 1640; Uffz Gehlen: Blk 32, Row 26, Gr 1669 and Uffz Langenbach: Blk 32, Row 27, Gr 1704. Oblt Ewerhadt is commemorated at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury).
29236 Hagen, LudwigFw2/Sch.G-1 (Werl)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2045 (lost 4/9/42)Fighter Operational ClaspHis 109 reported 100% destroyed 9 April, 1942, cause and his disposition unknown (D.Dury).
29237 Schopper, SieghartOblt4/KG-3 (Antwerp-Deurne)Do 17Z-3 (or Z-4) Werk # 2879 "5K + AM" (dam 9/15/40), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4622 "5K + LM" (lost 1/18/42) EP (10/7/41), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 18 January, 1942, NE of Medyn, Kaluga Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Hptm Ernst Wilhelm Nitsche (or Nitzsche), Obs; Fw Hermann Joppeck, R/O and Fw Herbert Pohl, Gnr. In an earlier incident on 15 September, 1940, after a bombing raid along the Thames, he was attacked by fighters, and the ac was forced to land on the dunes at Mardyck, Nord, France. Remaining crew: Oblt Gerhard Granicky, Obs; Fw Felix Gwidziel, R/O (WIA) and Fw Heinz Kirsch, Flt Engr (WIA) (D.Drury).
29238 Reichel, FriedrichOfw4/KG-3 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1268 "5K + HM" (lost 10/2/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 2 October, 1941, when his ac was lost due to unknown cause at Kirov, Kirov Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Ofw Felix Gwidziel, Bomb Aimer; Fw Willi Welsch, R/O and Ogefr Karl Heinz Lange, Gnr. Only Ofw Gwidziel is listed by the VDK, as MIA, and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Duchowschtschina, Russia (D.Drury).
29239 Göhring,Uffz1/KG-54 (Lublin-Swidnik) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2405 "B3 + MH" (40% dam 6/25/41) Bomber Operational Clasp Disposition unknown 25 June, 1941 after making an emergency landing near Zamosc, Poland, following combat with Soviet fighters. No further detail (D.Drury). This may be Helmut, an Ofw in February, 1945.
29240 Wichmann, HerbertOgefr7/9/1916Hude-OldenburgFFS, Fl.Ausb.Regt 21 (Magdeburg)UnkStudent Pilot ?KIC 8 March, 1940, no further detail (R.Freitag 12/2021)
29241 Nielinger, KarlFw2/26/1918KamenKGr.z.b.V.-900 (Pleskau-West)Ju 52/3m Werk # 5375 (lost 4/8/42)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1942 when his ac was attacked by fighters at Arkadowo, west of Demyansk, Leningrad Oblast, Russia, while supplying the Demyansk Pocket. Remaining crew: Uffz Elmar Werner (KIA); Flg Schwener (or Schwerner), R/O (KIA); Fw Josef Schraudner, Flt Engr (KIA) and Flg Walter Schreiber, Gnr (WIA). All but the R/O are listed in the VDK as believed buried among the unknowns at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Niedinger.
29242 Müller, HansOfwKGr.z.b.V.-800 Ju 52/3m Werk # 6749 "CN + BX" (lost 4/8/42) Transport Operational Clasp KIA 8 April, 1942 when his ac was attacked by fighters at Pjeski, 12km NNW of Demyansk, while supporting German troops in the Demyansk Pocket. Although the Given names were no provided by the source, the given names in the following crew names match the VDK records. Remaining crew: No Observer mentioned; Uffz Benker, R/O (WIA & Ret'd); Uffz Gerhard Thiel, Flt Engr (KIA) and Ogefr Albert Winkler, Gnr (KIA). Graves of the deceased are believed to exist at Demyansk, and they are commemorated at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury).
29243 Köller, WalterUffz2/9/19201/KG-53He 111H-6 Werk # 4880 "A1 + DH" (lost 4/9/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 April, 1942 after an unfortunate accident (no detail) and he failed to return from a mission at Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew (also presumed MIA): Ogefr Franz Hiess, Obs; Ogefr Friedrich Schwerdtfeger, R/O; Ogefr Rudolf Dörfler, Flt Engr and Gefr Harry Teichmann, Gnr. The only VDK match, that of pilot Uffz Köller, confirmed MIA and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury).
29244 Siebnich, AlbertUffz5/KG-1 (Dno)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6728 (lost 4/12/42)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA along with his Observer, Ofw Max Hornstein, 12 April,1942, when their ac was hit by AA fire, and they made an emergency landing at the Dno airfield, Flugplatz Griwotschki, Pskov Oblast, Russia. No mention of the two remaining crewmen (D.Drury).
29245 Mahlmann, BrunoHptm7/KG-1 (4/42), 4/KG-1 (5/42), 5/KG-1 (1/43) Ju 88A-4 (or A-5) Werk # Unk (dam 4/17/42) DK-G (1/12/43), EP (10/26/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 17 April, 1942 when his ac was attacked by fighters at Korovitchino (Korovychyno), Novgorod Oblast, Russia. No mention of crew details (D.Drury).
29246 Rieger, HelmutLt5/12/19192/KG-76Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2407 "F1 + HK" (lost 7/3/41)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 3 July, 1941 due to an nknown cause at location Smiani (Latvia?), which is 35km W of Ostrov, Pskov Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Petzold, Obs (WIA); Uffz Walter Löhr, R/O (WIA) and Fw Anton Stern, Gnr (KIA). The wounded all returned. Anton Stern's original grave is at Rezekne Latvia, and the VDK has not yet transferred his remains to a military cemetery. He is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Riga Beberbeki, Latvia (D.Drury).
29247 Werry, Armin (Arnim?)Fw2/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7028 (lost 4/10/42)KIA with his entire crew, 10 April, 1942, after their ac was lost due to a fighter attack over the Sea of Asov. A second source specifies the cause as infantry (fire) at Kertsch (Eng.Kerch) on the southern end of the Sea of Asov. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Knappe (or Knabbe), Obs; Ogefr Heinz Holtkamp, R/O; Ogefr Johann Hagen, Flt Engr and Gefr Kurt Autenrieth, Gnr. Only the gunners burial information is found in the VDK. His remains have not been recovered, and he is commemorated in the War Cem .at Sevastopol-Gontscharnoje, Ukraine (D.Drury).
29248 Humpke, OttoUffz10(Pz)/SG-2 Ju 87G-2 Werk # 131174 "T6 + BU" (dam 8/5/44) Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp WIA with his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Walter Alsen, 5 August, 1944, while engaged in aerial combat. He made an emergency landing, locaton unknown (D.Drury).
29249 Tränkner, HermannOfhr7/SG-2 Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141491 "T6 + AR" (lost 8/5/44) Groud Attack Operational Clasp MIA 5 August, 1944 when his ac made an emergency landing near Wilkowoski/Ostpr. following combat with fighters. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Albrecht was killed. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Vilkaviskis, Lithuania, formerly Wilkowoski. He is commemorated in the War Cem. at Kaunas, Lithuania (D.Drury).
29250 Uhlig, HansFw9/SG-2Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141113 "T6 + GT" (lost 8/5/44)Groud Attack Operational ClaspMIA with his R/O-Gnr, Gefr Friedrich Schnaufler, after their ac made an emergency landing, location unknown, following combat with fighters. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
29251 Bischoff, GüntherOblt6/KG-4 (S.U.) He 111H-6 Werk # 4419 "5J + HP" (lost 4/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp The crew all returned from a mission on either 12 April or 12 September, 1942 (sources differ), location reported as Pl.Qu.34 Ost/0876 in Russia. Remaining crew: Fw Heinrich Flemmig (or Flemming), Obs; Ofw Edwin Eisermann, R/O and Ofw Peter Müller, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
29252 Bohn,Uffz Luftverkehrstaffel Berlin-Rangsdorf (Air Traffic Staffel) Ju 52/3m Werk # 6998 "1Z + BK" (lost 4/15/42) Transport Operational Clasp MIA, and presumed killed, 15 April, 1942 when his ac was hit by AA fire in the vicinity of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia, and crashed. The Observer, Fw Schewe, was wounded, and managed to return, but died in a hospital. The VDK shows an Uffz Werner Bohn, who died 15 April, 1942 near Kholm. If this is a match, his remains could not be identified, and he may be buried among the unknown in the War Cemetery at Korpowo, Russia. It is not, however, the Werner Bohn also carried in the Archive (death dates do not match). No match for Fw Schewe (D.Drury).
29253 Käfer, FranzLt15/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with U.S. 15th Air Force fighters in the vicinity of Trampen,during an attack on the Markersdorf airfield (Fliegerlynchjustiz by G.Hoffmann, p 206-21 via R.Snape).1
29254 Ebeling, AlfredFw1/SG-2 (Gorgenyaroszfalu, Hungary?) Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160913 "White G" (dam 8/8/44) Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational Clasp Injured in a mid-air collision 8 August, 1944 with another Fw 190 piloted by Fw Helmut Köster. The collision took place near Reghin (Ger. Sächsisch-Regen), Mures Co., Hungary. Fw Ebeling managed to parachute clear, however, Fw Köster perished (D.Drury).
29255 Krüger, MartinOblt11/27/1914Unk Reconnaissance UnitFw 189A-1Observer Operational ClaspPictured Personalausweiss via Raimund Czernyuk, Austria, 1/2022.

29256 Stute, HeinzOgefr11/30/1918Gevelsberg1/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk # 7005 (lost 4/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 26 April, 1942, when his ac collided with another He 111, piloted by Maj Johann Pichler, also of KG-27. The ac crashed 12km south of Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukraine, where their graves ar e understood to exist. Remaining crew: Fw Kurt Lehleiter, Obs; Ogefr Bernhard Weichinger, R/O; Ogefr Hans Hermann Wieler, Flt Engr and Gefr Hans Schneider, Gnr. They are all commemorated in Kirovograd collective cemetery (D.Drury).
29257 Pichler, JohannMaj1/12/1908Friedbach2/KG-27 He 111-H-6 Werk # 7069 "1G + SK" (lost 4/26/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew, 26 April, 1942, when their ac collided with another ac from KG-27, piloted by Ogefr Heinz Stute. Both ac crashed 12km south of Kirovograd, Kirovograd Oblast, Ukraine, where they are all buried. Remaining crew: Obstlt Dr Karl Töpke, Obs; Ogefr Erwin Gerber, R/O and Fw Paul Lindberg, Flt Engr. Their graves are understood to exist at Kirovograd, not yet transferred to a military cemetery, and commemorated in the Kirovograd collective cemetery. No VDK burial match for Obstlt Töpke (D.Drury).
29258 Liebe, HorstOfwStab/StG-2Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2443 (60% dam 4/24/42)Assault Operational ClaspThe ac was damaged 24 April, 1942, when it flipped over at the Smolensk airfield while making an emergency landing, no mention of any crew injuries nor VDK burial matches. Remaining crew: Lt.d.R. Günthr Klien (EP 8/9/43), Obs and Ofw Evno Perplies/ R/O (D.Drury).
29259 Kollmer, WilliOblt7/12/1915BruchsalStfkpt 3/KG-53He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (lost 7/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 July, 1940 when his ac crashed into the North Sea, circumstances unknown. The bodies of some of the crew were recovered and taken to Norderney in the East Frisian Islands, Germany. Remaining crew: Oblt Eduard Fritz, Obs (KIA); Uffz Franz Huber, R/O (KIA); Uffz Ernst Neuburger, Flt Engr (MIA) and Gefr Walter Stiller, Gnr (KIA). Oblt Kollmer buried in the Karlsruhe Hauptfriedhof, Grave 56. Hptm Fritz buried at Radolfzell am Bodensee, Blk II, Gr 7. Uffz Huber and Gefr Stiller are buried in the War Cem at Norderney; Huber Blk C, Gr 53; Stiller Blk C, Gr 35 (D.Drury).
29260 Nissle, LudwigOfw6/16/1913Laupheim3/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4723 (lost 4/18/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 18 April, 1942, when their ac failed to return from a misson covering Manulovka-Meswaja-Lichaja. More specifically, 18km from Krassnyj Lutsch, NE of Popovka, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Hümmer, Obs; Fw Arwin Görke (or Armin Goerke/Ger.Red Cross), R/O (MIA); Ogefr Erich Weise, Flt Engr and Ogefr Hans Schmidt, Gnr. The deceased have not yet been transferred to a military cemetery, but graves are understood to exist at Popovka/Krasny Luch. They are commemorated in the German War Cem, Donetsk Sammelfriedhof, Ukraine (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Nißle.
29261 Schwantje, HelmutOblt4/8/1918Varel/OldenburgII/StG-77 ('43), I/Schl.G-1 (TO to 9/43), Stfkpt 1/SG-102 (8/44 Memmingen, Bav), Stfkpt 3/SG-102 (10/44), 6/SG-104 (2/45)Ju 87, Bf 109F-8Ground Assault Operational ClaspBrother of Lt Werner Schwantje. Immigrated to Vancouver in 1951. Deceased in 2003 (LOCS & Vintage Wings article/K.Youngs).

Receiving an honour next to his Fw 190.

29262 Schwantje, WernerLt4/14/1923Varel/OldenburgFFS (Grad 4/43), 1/NAGr-13 (2/44 Dinard-Pleurtuit), TecOffz NAGr-13 (11/44 Chartres?)Bf 109G-8 Werk # Unk "White 7" (dam 5/8/44), Bf 109G-5 Werk # Unk (dam 5/12/44)Observer Operational ClaspHe flew numerous short range reconnaissance missions, survived bail outs from two burning ac and a force landing after being hit by his own flak. On 1 July 1944, he was attacked by a P-47, but escaped into a cloud cover after taking several hits. Survived the war, and immigrated to Canada, following his Brother Helmut, in the 1950's, achieved a Law Degree. Deceased Ottawa, 13 July, 2008 (LOCS & Vintage Wings article/K.Youngs).

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