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29301 Zorn, AlbertFw5/KG-4He 111H-16 & H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29302 Zorn, FranzFw9/17/1920111/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 15/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A-8/F9 Werk# 580053 "Yellow ?" (lost 9/25/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 September, 1944, 15 km northeast of Nijmegen in the Ijssel waters. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 11 July, 1944. The Dutch Report identifies his 9/44 unit as 15/JG-11.
29303 Zorn, HeinrichOfw2(F)/22 (1/42 S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1438 (65% dam 1/6/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430630 "4N + ZK" (lost 2/28/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew in the Kupiansk-Rossosh-Izyum area, Ukranian-Russian border, 28 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List & DK-G Awards List). Added: The unnamed crew were: Ofw K.Conradt, R/O 1; Uffz P.Vonnemann, R/O 2 and Fw R.Hilkemeyer, Gnr. Ofw Zorn and crew crashed Wk# 1438 at Poltava, Ukraine on 6 January, 1942, cause not reported. Remaining crew (dispo unk): Hptm Walter Plotke, Obs; Fw M.Stophanidas, R/O and Fw H.Look, Gnr (D.Drury).
29304 Zörner, OttoFw26/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 15 km NE of Stuttgart on 6 September, 1943. On this same day, another B-17 6 km SW of Reutlingen went "unconfirmed". His 2nd confirmed victory, a B-24 E of Assen on 11 January, 1944.
29305 Zorner, PaulMaj3/31/1920Roben bei Leobschütz Schlesien (now Poland)59Instr 40-41, 4/KGzbV-104, II/NJG-2 (7/42 Gilze-Rijen), 8/NJG-2, 10/NJG-3, Stffüh 2/NJG-3 (12/42 Wittmundhafen), Stfkpt 3 (3/43/Vechta) & Stfkpt 8/NJG-3 (Kastrup Denmark), Kdr III/NJG-5 (4/44 Mainz-Finthen), Kdr II/NJG-100 (10/44 to end)Ju 52; Ju 88, Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3962 "D5 + DH" (force land-US bomber combat, 4/17/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6219 (bailed-eng fire, 7/25/43), Bf 110G-4 "D5 + BS" in 8/NJG-3 3/44), Bf 110G-4 "C9 + AD"(4/44) & Ju 88G-6 "C9 + HD" (10/44) in III/NJG-5, Do 217 in /NJG-2; Bf 109, Do 217, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621541 "W7 + AC" in NJG-100 RK(6/9/44)-EL(9/17/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(8/31/43)
EK 1 (3/12/43) & 2 (6/9/41)
Trans Oper. Clasp in Silver (10/21/41) & Night Ftr Oper. Clasp in Gold (3/30/44)
After surrendering his Group at Karlsbad on 10 May, 1945, he was turned over to the Russians. Russian POW until December, 1949. A Transport pilot from March to October, 1941 with 162 missions in N.Africa, the Med, and Russia, converted to Night Fighter. Shot down during aerial combat in Bf 110E-1 Werk# 3962 "D5 + DH near Cloppenburgh on 17 April, 1944. Lost another Bf 110, a G-4 model, Werk# 6219 on 25 July, 1944 due to an engine fire. All the crew bailed safely. 272 combat missions; 59 victories in 110 Night missions! All victories were Night victories. A Lancaster I of RAF No.166 Sq Serial ME636, piloted by W/O G.A.Woodcock at Müritz the night of 15-16 February, 1944. Four "4 mots" on 11 June, 1944 in the Dreux area. His long-time R/O was Fw Heinrich Wilke, a RK recipient 29 November, 1944. His 59th and last victory, a B-24 SSE of Graz on 6 March, 1945, when he served as Kdr II/NJG-100. Bowers/Lednicer, 59 victories. Last known, living in Homburg.

29306 Zornsch, Karl TheodorFwUnkUnk EP (8/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Unknown Operational Clasp
Identified as pilot in the Vermeer EP Awards List. The following is from a UK contributor: A Fw Karl Zörnsch, serving in 2(F)/11, believed returned after his Do 17Z Wk# 3409 "6M + HK", made a belly landing in Russia, cause unknown. He was on a reconnaissance mission covering Voronezh to Usman. Remaining crew (disposition uncertain): Oblt Walter Sapeth, Obs; Ogefr U.Damboldt, R/O and Gefr W.Maier, Gnr. (D.Drury). These two may be one in the same person.
29307 Zotlöterrer, HeinrichObfhrSG-4Fw 190F-8 "Black 10"Assault Operational ClaspPOW 24 December, 1944 after hit by AA fire during a bombing raid near Longuyon. He made an emergency landing 8 miles southwest of Longuyon, where he was captured.
29308 Zoufahl, Franz JosefOfw288/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (1/44)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8312 "Black 11 + I" (WIA by his own flak 10/14/42), Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/14/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 17 July, 1943. Two MiG-3s on 20 July, 1943. A P-39 on 24 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 10 km SSE of Chotynez on 6 August, 1943. A Boston on 7 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A Yak-9 and a Yak-7 on 25 January, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 30 January, 1944. An La-5 on 6 February, 1944. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. Two Il-2s on 21 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 7 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 April, 1944. A Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. A Yak-7 on 30 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 16 July, 1944. A Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 17 July, 1944.
29309 Zschäbitz, Gerhard Fritz?Fw113/JG-52Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 15 January, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 25 April, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 May, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 17 May, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 May, 1944. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 25 May, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, both P-39s on 30 May, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 July, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944.
29310 Zschiegner, HerbertLt6/StG-2Ju 87D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29311 Zschlinski, Kurt vonFhrEins.Gr./EJG-1 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 46407x (lost 2/4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945, cause and location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
29312 Zschoche, KurtFw7/JG-301Bf 109G-6 (lost 1/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 January, 1944 in aerial combat in Western Germany. His G-6 crashed near Deelen Holland on 30 January, 1944 (DeSwart). Alternate spelling: Zschocke (DeSwart).
29313 Zschornack, SiegfriedUffzI/SG-77 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 140773 "J" (lost 10/20/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 20 October, 1943 due to bad weather, no location given. Alternate spelling: Zschornak.
29314 Zschornak, HeinzFw6/9/19207/KG-30Ju 88 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 December, 1943; crashed near Lanklaar belgium, no cause given. Buried Lommel, Block 21/73. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
29315 Zschunke, OttoOfw1/10/1913 Meissen1(F)/123 (Channel) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430361 "4U + ?H" (95% dam 11/13/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his Observer Lt Heinz Schulze-Wetzel and two other unnamed crew at the Morlaix airfield 13 November, 1942; crashed due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIC, all bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9): Lt Heinz Schulze-Wetzel (geb 11/4/1909 Herne, bur Row 56, Gr 1398), Obs; Fw Werner Daniels (geb 8/3/1920 Köln, bur Row 56, Gr 1400), R/O and Uffz Ernst Högy (geb3/19/1915 Hirschthal, bur Row 55, Gr 1351), Gnr. Pilot Ofw Zschunke buried Row 56, Grave 1399 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
29316 Zschweigert, Friedrich AugustFw2/13/1914Strassburg, Austria2/StG-3Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/8/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission attacking shipping south of the Isle of Wight. Pilot buried in the War Cemetery at Champigny St Andre, France, Blk 17, Row 23, Gr 1273. The loss may have been attributable to Hurricanes of No. 145 Sq.. His R/O-Gnr, Fw Herbert Heinrich, reported MIA (D.Drury).
29317 Zsckelmayer, GeorgFw2/KG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4242 "U5 + TK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 10 August, 1942 during an attack on Birmingham England, when he was attacked by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 29 Sq., piloted by Sq/Ldr Barham, 65 km northeast of Happisburgh-Light and crashed into the North Sea. Remaining crew: Uffz Johann Ferne, Observer and Uffz Günther Schröter, R/O, both MIA-No known graves. Uffz Hans Ulrich Lossack (geb 12/26/20), Mech., was found at sea on 10 October, 1942 and buried at Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 70, on 16 October, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark.
29318 Zsiros, GyulaOffz CandHungary101/I Ftr. Grp.Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 June, 1944 opposing an American bombing raid headed for Budapest. Source: Punka-Osprey.
29319 Zube, KurtOfw2/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5431 "A5 + BK" (lost 1/19/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 January, 1941 at Valletta due to enemy fire. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Pilot reported KIA with no burial detail (German Losses Over Malta).
29320 Zuber, FriedrichLt1/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511899 "White 7" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with enemy fighters and twin-engine bombers 20-30km south of Düren (Bf 109 Loss List).
29321 Zuber, SiegfriedFhjUffz9/23/19245/JG-4Fw 190A-8R2 Werk # 681355 "White 5" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Neudorf by Oberwiesenthal (JG-4 List)
29322 Zubiako, EdwinUffz13/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173822 "Yellow 3" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 in "Yellow 3" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG W of Düren, SE of Malmedy. His one victory, a P-51of 357FG E of Paris on 14 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Zubaiko (Perry Claims).
29323 Zubrowski, WernerUffz16/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18813 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 8/15/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat, no location reported. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) 4 km SW of Sees, near Alencon on 4 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Zubrowsky.
29324 Zucca,CaptItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 206 Squadrila (7/43)Ju 87D, Re.2001 & Re.2002Dive Bomber Operational ClaspSource: Axis History Forum
29325 Zuccarini, G.M.SrLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana13 Gruppo (Libya)Cr .32 (dam 6/29/40)Wound BadgeWIA 29 June, 1940 during aerial combat with RCAF P/O Woodward of No. 33 Sq., 2 miles north of Fort Capuzzio, pilot disposition unknown (RCAF Claims List).
29326 Zuck, HerbertFw3/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15426 "Yellow 8" (lost 7/1/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 July, 1943 during aerial combat west of Comiso.
29327 Zucker, WalterFw1/LG-1 (Crete)JU 88A-5 Werk # 3129 "L1 + KH" (lost 4/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down 24 April, 1941 by Blenheims of No. 30 Sq., all crew (unnamed) returned.
29328 Zuckerer, HeinrichGefrErg/JGr- Ost (Poland)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 6611 (lost 5/28/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 May, 1942; crashed at Strezemierszyme during a non-combat flight, no cause reported. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
29329 Zückert, WalterOfwWekusta 1.Ob.d.L.Ju 88D-1 & D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29330 Zuehlke, WernerLt9/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87 (lost 4/12/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1941; sd over Malta, no further detail (German Losses Over Malta).
29331 Zügenrücker, OttoUffz8/24/1918Leipzig5/SKG-10 (Broadstairs/Ostend)Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 52529 "Green R" (lost 6/1/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 1 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a Typhoon of RAF No. 609 Sq., piloted by F/O Davies, crashing near Manston, at Lydden, Kent. Buried Margate Cem., Kent, Plot "L", Gr 15271. Source: M.Croft. Alternate spelling: Zeugenruecker,
29332 Zühlke, WernerLt9/StG-1 (Malta)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5724 "J9 + Bl" (lost 4/11/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 11 April, 1941 at Venezia, cause unknown. Ju 87 Loss List
29333 Zukal, JosefOgefrI/EJG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-12 Werk # 161129 (60% dam 2/8/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 8 February, 1945 after hitting an obstruction near Wurzen (Bf 109 Loss List).
29334 Zukunft, GerhardFw11/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410750 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspLanding accident at Sola Norway airfield, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
29335 Zulauf, ErichObfhr12/9/1922Wermelskirchen18/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27092 "Black 5" (lost 4/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 April, 1944 during aerial combat near Paderborn. Crashed exiting a cloud chasing a Mosquito after an Alarmstart. Buried in the War Grave Cem, Paderborn, Row 4, Grave 43. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 W of Zwolle on 21 February, 1944. Flew wing for Fritz Haspel this date.
29336 Zülz, TheodorUffz12/KG-30 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1752 "??" (lost 8/5/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 5 August, 1943; crashed west of Gardelegen due to engine fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
29337 Zumkeller,OfwSG-4Fw 190F(lost)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 26 December, 1944 after aerial combat with American fighters in the Ardennes area.
29338 Zumpe, WernerLt7/ZG-26 (Africa)Bf 110F-2 Trop Werk # 5074 "3U + XR" (lost 11/3/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 3 November, 1942; made an emergency landing in a minefield 40km SE of Acroma. Bf 110 Loss List
29339 Zupp, PeterAll that is known from the History Channel, noting he was a pilot who flew over Dunkirk in 1940. Alternate spelling: Zupe?.
29340 Zurmühlen, Heinrich vonOfwKGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29341 Zutz, Hans JoachimUffz7/JG-26 (10/44), 8/JG-26 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170989 "Blue 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 5 November, 1944 in "Blue 10" when he collided with his element leader, Lt Bruno Mischkot, when landing at Kirchhellen airfield after a mission.
29342 Zuzic, Herwig "Lauser"Oblt6/23/1917144/JG-77 (Russia 9/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-1 (3/43)Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 1459 "White 7" (lost 9/24/41) in JG-77, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0586(lost 2/26/43), Bf 109G-6/R6 Wk# 15367 "Black 1" (lost 8/19/43) in JG-1EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943 in his G-6 when he collided with another G-6, Wk# 15472, piloted by his wingman, during an attack on B-17s, crashing at Zuidzande Holland, NW of Oostburg. Buried Ysselsteyn BS/9/207 (Geensen). He crashed his 190A-4 at Grootebroek Holland, west of Enkhuizen, on 26 February, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His 14th and last victory was a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. He was a Russian POW briefly on 24 September, 1941 after colliding with wingman Ofw Eugen Wintergerst, and later parachuted into Romania as a Russian spy, but he remained loyal to Germany, but not re-assigned to the Eastern theater.
29343 Zweigart, Eugen LudwigOblt5/3/1914Saargemünd699/JG-54 (10/40; 7/43 Schiphol), 7/JG-54 (10/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-54 (3/44), Stab III/JG-54 (5/44)Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 2" (dam 35% 7/5/41), Bf 109F-2 #12943 (dam 35% 11/11/41), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 5", Bf 109G-6 #15678 "Yellow 7"(WIA-aerial combat, lost 7/27/43),Fw 190A-8 # 170736 "Blk 3"(lost 6/8/44) RK(1/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (11/30/42)
EP (10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 June, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51, in Werk# 170736 "Black 3", over Le Cambaux, France. Bailed successfully, but reportedly killed by P-51 pilot while hanging in his chute. Prior, 7/5/41 35% damage to an unidentified F-2 over Druja and on 11/11/41, 35% damage to Wk# 12943 over Sablino. In neither incident was there a pilot disposition. On 27 July, 1943 he was wounded by B-25 return fire in his G-6 "Yel 7" over the Schiphol Holland airfield. Bailed successfully. The G-6 crashed at Noorden, SW of Mijdrecht Holland (DeSwart). 15 victories in the West. His 1st, a Blenheim 25 km NE of De Kooi on 10 November, 1940. One bomber (another source says 10 bombers). His 1st known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. An I-18 on 11 September, 1941. An Il-2 on 30 September, 1941. An I-26 on 5 November, 1941. An I-18 on 1 December, 1941. An Il-2 and an I-26 on 9 February, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 April, 1942. A MiG-3 on 30 July, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 13 August, 1942. Two P-40s on 3 Sept, 1942. Two Yak-1s and two La-5s in the Kiev area on 29 Dec, 1942. Alternate spelling: Zweigert (DeSwart).

L-R: Wilhelm Schilling - Zweigart 1942
29344 Zweigg,Oblt15/ZG-1Bf 110, Me 410
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 on 2 April, 1944 over Austria.
29345 Zweng, WilhelmFw11/26/1915Pfronten (Bav)1(H)/14 (2/40), 7(H)/32 ('43)Hs 126, Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/2/42), Observer Operational Clasp
The VDK reports the Fw had died on 17, August, 1944, near Papile, Lithuania, circumstances unknown. He has not yet been transferred to a VDK cemetery. He is believed still buried at Papile. DK-G Awards List & D.Drury
29346 Zwernemann, JosefOblt3/26/1916Kirchworbis Thüringen1267/JG-52 (7/40), 3/JG-77, 2/JG-11, Stfkpt 1/JG-11 (2/44)Bf 109E(7/JG-52), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 07169 "Black 1"(2/JG-11), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 431164 (lost 4/8/44) RK(6/23/42)-EL(10/31/42)
Rom.Ord

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)
EP(12/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 8 April, 1944. Shot down by Mustangs at Anrewitz, west of Gardelegen, Germany. Werk# 431164 "White 11". Reportedly shot in his chute. Werk # 07169 was shared with Alwin Doppler. Approximately 600 combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 1st western victory, a Spitfire NE of Margate on 24 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 26 August, 1942. Three Yak-1s on 31 August, 1942, one of many multiple victories. Another multiple, three LaGG-3s on 8 September, 1942. Three Il-2s on 13 September, 1942. Six victories on 22 September, 1942; two Yak-1s and four LaGG-3s. A Yak-1 and three LaGG-3s on 19 October, 1942. Three Lagg-3s, an Il-2 and an I-16 Rata on 29 November, 1942. He downed the famous Russian Ace, Lt Dimitry Glinka of 45 IAP, on 15 April, 1943, in a P-39. Victory 118 was a P-38 in the Hannover-Braunschweig area on 10 February, 1944. His 125th victory, a B-24 at Uelzen on 8 April, 1944. His 126th, a P-51 at Salzwedel, same day, and the day of his death. Photo


(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Zwernemann was killed in combat with Mustangs near Gardelegen on 4/8/44. At the time of his death he was StaffelKapitan of I./JG11 (Youngs).

29347 Zwesken, Fw36/KG-51Bf 110, Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Two known victories, a B-17 and a Halifax over England on 22 April, 1944. A 3rd, an "Unidentified AC" over England on 27 April, 1944.
29348 Zwesken, Rudi "Bulle"Ofw8/13/1919Marschendorf Mähren521/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.), 2 (Lobnitz), 5 & 6(Sturm)/JG-300 (6/44 -1/45 Schönfeld)Bf 109G, Fw 190A RK(3/21/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Total number of victories unknown, presumably 27 in the East and 25 in the West, including numerous four engine bombers, several rammed. One known victory, a B-17 at Oranienburg on 21 June, 1944. A 2nd known, a B-24 (e.V.) near Tulln on 26 June, 1944. A B-24 in the Magdeburg area on 7 July, 1944. A P-38 S of Munich on 19 July, 1944. Two P-38s on 22 August, 1944; one at the Bakony Forest, the other at Mor. A B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. A B-24 at Neuhaus/Böhmen (Bohemia?) on 24 August, 1944. A B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A B-17 NE of Eberswalde on 12 September, 1944. Two 15th AAF B-24 Js on 17 December, 1944; "Ten Men Bak" # 42-51324 of 461 BG, 764 BS, piloted by 2/Lt Kenneth B. Smith and "Little Joe" #42-50934 of 484BG, 824BS, piloted by 1/Lt Charles A. Himmler; one at Kremsier, the other at Olmütz. A P-51 near Schwalmstedt on 24 December, 1944. A B-17 on 14 January, 1945. Reported to have commited suicide in Bitterfeld,Saxonia, in 1947.
29349 Zwick, ErnstLt5/MSG-1 (Vaerlose De.)Ju 52/3m Werk # 3414 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1944 during a Mine Detection mission when attacked by two Mosquitos of RAF No. 418 Sq., piloted by F/O Caine and S/L Kipp, and were shot down over the sea off Kattegat Denmark. Although the crew was rescued by a German Vorpostboot 907, the entire crew died of exposure and fatigue. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Rudolf Froock, Obs, and Ofw Albert Krapf, Mech. All were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 21 April, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
29350 Zwick, HansLt210/JG-3 (7/43), 11/NJG-3 (4/44)Bf 109G, Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Sicilian campaign victory, his 1st, a B-24 10 km southeast of Lecce on 2 July, 1943. Another known victory, now in NJG-3, a B-24 N of Rügen on 9 April, 1944.
29351 Zwilling,Oblt1Stab I/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Parchim on 12 September, 1944.
29352 Zwingmann, HorstFhjUffz4/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413774 "Blue 9" (dam 9/19/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 September, 1944 at Nancy, no further detail (JG-4 List).
29353 Zwingmann, WilliOfw4/KG-30Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29354 Zwipf, HeinrichHptm1/13/1914PirmasensI/StG-77, Stfkpt 3/StG-77 (8/43 S.U.), Kdr I/SG-4 (4/44)Ju 87D-1 "all "S2 + Jl, KL, Nl" in 8/43, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470644 (lost 4/7/44) RK(12/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 7 April, 1944 in an emergency landing on Rieti Italy airfield following a fighter attack. His R/O was Fw Heinz Sellhorn. 600+ missions, mostly with the Ju 87.
29355 Zwissler, FranzFw3/20/1920Munich16/KG-2 (Merville) Me 410A-1 Werk # 0238 "U5 + KG" (lost 7/14/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 13/14 July, 1943 after being shot down over the sea 5 miles off Felixstowe by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Nigel Bunting. Remaining crew(KIA): Ofw Leo Raida (geb 7/4/1917 Breslau). Both are buried at Felixstowe New Cemetery. Jager Blatt 4/2001. Added: Burial locations: Zwissler Blk B, Sec K, Gr 3; Raida Blk B, Sec K, Gr 2 (D.Drury).
29356 Zwittnig, LudwigOblt6Stfkpt 1 & 2/JG-3Bf 109G-14
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Roye-Noyon on 20 June, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 September, 1944, no location given. His 3rd, a P-51 in the Schwalmstadt area on 13 September, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 in the Marisfeld area on 2 November, 1944. He was shot down this same day in a G-14 over Halle, bailing safely. His 5th, same day, another B-17 at Eisleben. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 3 March, 1945. Alternate spelling: Zwittning.
29357 Ernst, ManfredUffzStab II/FAG-101 (Fernaufklärungsgeschwader Perleberg)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0437 (lost 4/4/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 4 April, 1944 with his entire unnamed crew, when their ac crashed near Neuruppin, Brandenburg, cause not reported (D.Drury).
29358 Jarmatz, OttoFwFliegertechnische Schule 6 (Bayreuth-Bindlach)Do 17E Werk # 914 (lost 4/16/42)Pilot BadgeKIC 16 April, 1944 when his ac crashed at the Bayreuth-Bindlach airfield due to an engine malfunction. Also KIC was his Flt Engr, Ofw Alfred Pönitz. No VDK burial match for either man, and no mention of any other crew persons (D.Drury).
29359 Becker, MaximilianLt2/NAGr-4Bf 109G-4 Werk # Unk "Black 10" (lost 9/5/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIA 5 September, 1943; aerial combat west of Jelna (LOCS).
29360 Becker, JoachimLtStab II/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 6/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 June, 1944; aerial combat in the vicinity of Neaufles St Martin, 4km NW of Gisors (LOCS).
29361 Knieling, HeinzLt12/30/1915DüsseldorfErg.Schl.Gr. (8/43), Stab IV/SG-9 (1/44)He 123 (dam 8/24/43), Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141583 (lost 1/24/44) Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIC 24 January, 1944 when, while on a transfer flight, his ac came down near Vapniarka (German=Wapnjarka), Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, unknown cause. In January, 1944, this area was under Romanian administration as part of Transistria. Lt Knieling is buried in the collective cemetery in Kyiv, Ukraine, Blk 8, Row 30, Gr 2695 (D.Drury). Added: LOCS reports a Lt Heinz Knieling was injured 24 August, 1943, when he crashed in the vicinity of Dublin-Irena due to pilot error.
29362 Freiwald, HansLt1/2/1917Villa Mercedes, Argentina2(H)/Aufkl.Gr.-10 (Taunenberg 9/41)Hs 126B-1 Werk # Unk (lost 9/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1941; sd during aerial combat 3km east of Borispol, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. Buried in the War Cemetery at Kiev, Ukraine (Graves Registration Card/Julio Mutti)
29363 Freiwald, KurtOblt9/14/1914 Villa Valeria, Cordoba Prov., Argentina I/KG.z.b.V.-172 (10/42 Stalino) He 111P & Ju 52/3m DK-G(5/17/43), EK 1 & 2, Transport Operational Clasp Oblt Freiwald survived the war after serving on all fronts. He died in a plane crash, Aerolineas Argentinas AR644, second pilot, 18 July, 1961 (LOCS & Julio Mutti).
29364 Ranstätter, PaulUffz7/Sch.G.-1 Hs 123 Werk # 2333 (lost 6/29/42) Ground Assault Operational Clasp Uninjured 29 June, 1942 when his ac was lost at Shchigry (German=Schtschigry), Kursk Oblast, Russia, cause unknown (D.Drury).
29365 Klein, HeinrichUffz7/Sch.G.-1Hs 123 Werk # 2431 (lost 6/29/42)Ground Assault Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1942 when his ac was lost at Shchigry (German=Schtschigry), Kursk Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
29366 Schelnest, OttoFhr14/JG-54 Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 12/17/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters over Bonn and Düren.
29367 Götz, HeinrichOgefr7/2/1921BadenII/EJG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173805 (90% dam 1/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 January, 1945 at Fliegerhorst Berlin-Gatow, cause unknown. Ogefr Götz is buried in the War Cem at Berlin-Neukölln, Friedhof Lilienthalstr. (Neuer Standortfriedhof) in Field H, Row 6, Grave 9 (D.Drury).
29368 Kuckick, GerhardGefrI (or 14)/EJG-1Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464848 "Brown 28" (lost 1/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-14 was reported destroyed 20 January, 1945 when suffering a engine fire NW of Wirsitz (now Wyrzysk, Poland), pilot disposition unknown. No VDK burial match (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Kukick.
29369 Hölzle, KarlFwI/EJG-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18718 "White 6" (lost 1/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 27 January, 1945 "in an incident"; no further detail (D.Drury).
29370 Clösges, WilliOfw4/JG-6 (Sorau FP)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961103 "Blue 8" (25% dam 1/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown after his ac somersaulted 27 January, 1945 due to a snowdrift at Sorau airfield (D.Drury).
29371 Roschke, Friedrich KarlUffz8/3/19232/JG-51Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413834 "Black 6" (lost 1/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 January, 1945 at Schröttersburg, Zichenau, circumstances unknown. The place was known as Plock until after the German invasion of Poland, when it was renamed in 1941. Today it is again named Plock, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland. The VDK confirms Uffz Roschke is missing and commemorated in the German War Cem at Pulawy, Poland (D.Drury).
29372 Luth, RolfLt8/29/192312/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175955 (lost 1/20 or 26/1945)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown after he bailed in the vicinity of Lübben, 20 or 26 January, 1945 (D.Drury).
29373 Schabinski, GeorgOfhrIV/EJG-1 (1/45), 5/KG-51 (3/45)Me 262A-1 Werk # 110735 (lost 1/20/45), Me 262A-2 Werk # 111555 (lost 3/13/45)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspInjured in a crash 20 January, 1945 when his ac crashed at Oberroth, Germany due to an engine malfunction. Injured a second time, 13 March, 1945 when his ac crashed at Coesfeld, Germany when he ran out of fuel (D.Drury).
29374 Küster, KarlFw4/23/19213/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 722964 "U5 + IL" (lost 8/19/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1944; lost due to unknown circumstances at Londerzeel, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. Remaining crew (KIA, desig unk): Uffz Rolf Köttnitz, Uffz Rudolf Rosenhahn and Ogefr Heribert Thomas. Three are buried in the German War cem at Lommel, Blk 46: Fw Küster, Grave 355; Uffz Köttnitz, Grave 19 and Uffz Rosenhahn, Grave 534. No VDK match for Ogefr Thomas (D.Drury).
29375 Gesch, BrunoOfw2/TG-3Ju 52/3m Werk # 6712 "4V + CK" (lost 1/20/45)Wound Badge, Transport Operational ClaspWIA 20 January, 1945 when his ac crashed due to enemy fire W of Hohensalza (now called Inowroclaw, Poland, captured by the Soviets 21 January, 1945). Remaining crew (all WIA): Uffz Peter Mullenhelz, Obs; Ofw Georg Hoffmann, R/O and Uffz Walter Hartmann, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
29376 Brandt, GunterFw1/TG-3Ju 52/3m Werk # 6500 "4V + PH" (dam 1/27/45)Wound Badge, Transport Operational ClaspInjured 27 January, 1945 when his ac made a night crash landing at Langenfeld, N of Liegnitz (now Legnica, Poland) due to bad weather. Remaining crew (all Inj): Uffz Helmut Schroder, R/O and Ofw heinz Rudiger, Mech (D.Drury).
29377 Breidenbach, Hans JoachimUffz4/KG(J)-6 (3/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 3/31/45)Fighter Operational ClaspBailed safely 31 March, 1945 after aerial combat with American fighters in the vicinity of the Klecany airfield, Cz.. The ac crashed SE of Kralupy, near Vitavou, towards Chvateruby (P.Krejci/F.Braun 6/2022).
29378 Knoppik, KarlUffz4/KG(J)-6 (3/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 3/31/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 March, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters, crashing in the vicinity of the Kralupy airfield (P.Krejci/F.Braun).
29379 Wegner,Uffz4/KG(J)-6 (3/45)Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 3/31/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 March, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighters, crashing at Postrizin (P.Krejci/F.Braun).
29380 Fisher, EberhardOgefrFFS B32 (Brno)Fw 58C-2 Werk # 182 (lost 2/19/44)Student PilotKIC 19 February, 1944 at Krizanov, Cz., due to pilot error. Also killed, another student pilot, Ogefr Christian Hantsche (P.Krejci/F.Braun).
29381 Hantsche, ChristianOgefrFFS B32 (Brno)Fw 58C-2 Werk # 182 (lost 2/19/44)Student PilotKIC 19 February, 1944 at Krizanov, Cz., due to pilot error. Also killed, another student pilot, Ogefr Eberhard Fisher (P.Krejci/F.Braun).
29382 Ullrich, HeinzUffzFFS C14 (Prag-Kbely FP)Caudron C-445 Werk # 835 (80% dam 7/23/43) Pilot Badge (Instr)Flight Instructor, Uffz Ullrich, was killed in a crash north of Klecany, Cz., along with three other unnamed students, and two others injured, 23 July, 1943. The cause of the crash was listed as pilot error (P.Krejci/F.Braun).
29383 Auf der Heide, HeinrichUffz11/TG-3Ju 52/3m Werk # 7083 "4V + FV" (Lost 2/4/45)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945 when his ac was lost due to unknown circumstances in the area of Budapest, Hungary. Remaining crew (all MIA, desig unk): Fw Wilhelm Tessin, Ofw Kurt Braunger and Uffz Josef Baum (D.Drury).
29384 Pfeiffer, MaxOfw10/TG-3 Ju 52/3m Wekr # 501130 "4V + NU" (lost 2/7/45) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 7 February, 1945 when his ac was lost due tounknown circumstances in the area of Budapest, Hungary. Remaining crew (all MIA, desig unk): Uffz Friedrich Kintsher, Uffz Julius Frank, Uffz Karl Heinz Kalinowski and Uffz Friedrich Sonnenleitner (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Pfeifer.
29385 Bubel, OttoFw11/TG-2 Ju 52/3m Werk # 640612 "8T + LV" (lost 2/11/45) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 11 February, 1945 when his ac was lost due to unknown circumstancesduring a flight from Papa to Budapest, both in Hungary. Remaining crew (desig unk): Uffz Fritz Polster (MIA), Fw Günther Stenz (KIA) and Uffz Hans Hülshoff (KIA). VDK burial matches found for Uffz Hülshoff and Fw Stenz. Uffz Hülshoff has not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is understood to exist at Budapest, Fehervari ut, Hungary. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Budaörs, Hungary. Fw Stenz is buried at Budaörs in Blk 1, among the unknowns (D.Drury).
29386 Reuther, SiegfriedOgefr10/JG-3 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 431521 (or 461521 likely) "Black 11" (lost 1/28/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 28 January, 1945 during an operational flight near Scharnikau (German = Czarnkow), Poland, circumstances unknown. No VDK burial match (D.Drury). NOTE: I believe this to be the same Siegfried Reuther on the Mombeek MIA List, reported MIA 1 January, 1945, Operation Bodenplatte.
29387 Wagner, OttoLt3/11/1915Stffüh 2/JG-51 Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413847 "Black 5" (lost 1/23/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 23 January, 1945 in Map Quad Pl.Qu.95565, cause unknown. This ac has also been represented as Single Chevron and "O", Grp Tech Offz, which seems improbable (D.Drury).
29388 Wendler, GerhardUffz13/JG-300Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491309 "White 15" (lost 1/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown on 23 January, 1945 when his ac was lost in the area of Rawitsch (now Rawicz, Poland). He is listed as "killed or missing" in the Onlineprojekt Gefallenendenkmäler from 13 Staffel, but w/o a burial location in VDK (D.Drury).).
29389 Seld, Sigurd vonUffz1/29/1923BrockstedtStabsstaffel/JG-51Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172750 "Black 7" (lost 1/29/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 January, 1945 when his ac crashed between Neukuhren and Heiligenbeil (now called Pionersky and Mamonovo, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia), both in East Prussian, cause unknown. Uffz Seld is buried in the Geman War Cem at Mamonovo, Russia (D.Drury).
29390 Schultze-Quentell, GünterHptm9/23/1918Frankfurt/Main2(H)/14 (5/40), NAGr-2 (5/43), trf to NAGr-12, ret to 2(H)/14 (Summer '43), Stfkpt 2(H)/14 (9/43), Stfkpt 1/NAGr-12 (12/43)Bf 109G-6/R2 Werk # 26053 (Frosinone, It. 5/43), Fi 156C-3 (Trop) Werk # Unk "Y9 + AH" (lost 4/27/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 27 April, 1944 when he was sd by fighters 20 km SE of Scutari, North Albania. He had been taken seriously ill between 2/43 & 5/43 (LOCS & F Braun).
29391 Eisenlohr, PeterLt6/8/19241/JG-51 (Wormditt 1/45)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785017 "White 15" (lost 1/23/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 January, 1945 during a transfer flight from Wormditt to Danzig, today called Orneta and Gdansk, Poland, cause unknown. Wormditt was being evacuated by the Luftwaffe upon the approach of Soviet forces (D.Drury).

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