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29301 Zieger, OtwinLt2/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170025 "Black 14" (lost 4/19/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured on 19 April 1944, crashing on takeoff at Lippspringe on a training flight. DOW 25 April, 1944. This family name may be Ziegler.
29302 Ziegert, KurtUffzKGzbV-102Ju 52/3m g4e "SE + KC"Transport Operational ClaspLanded at Vallsta Sweden on 17 April, 1940 when the pilot navigated over Sweden by mistake, and was in need of Fuel. He was carrying Gebirgsjager troops of the 112th Regiment, whose intended destination was Oslo Norway. Remaining crew: Uffz Heino Küchenmeister and Ofw Günter Saegert. The pilot was not positively identified by the author. The selection of pilot and co-pilot are mine. The AC was returned to Germany on 2 September, 1940. Source: B.Widfeldt
29303 Ziegert, PaulLtII/KG-26He 111H-6 & H-11
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29304 Ziegis, ErasmusLt9/JG-53 (Tunisia)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15051 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 5/3/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 May, 1943 crashing at Marsala during an Alarmstart (Bf 109 Loss List).
29305 Ziegler, A.Lt4(F)/14 (Smolensk-Nord)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1417 (90% dam 2/21/42)Observer Operational ClaspNo injuries reported when this ac crashed on takeoff from the Smolensk-Nord airfield on 21 February, 1942 (D.Drury).
29306 Ziegler, AdolfFw3/JG-52Bf 109E-1 Werk # unk (lost 8/26/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940: sd by RAF fighters and crashed into the sea off Copt Point, east of Folkestone, Kent. He was rescued from the sea by a small boat, possibly the victim of S/L John Ellis, DFC, flying a Spitfire of No.610 Sq. (D.Drury).
29307 Ziegler, ErwinUffz4/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 47153 "White E" (lost 3/13/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 13 March, 1943, cause and location not reported.
29308 Ziegler, Helmuth3/12/1924JG-104 (7/44), 11/EJG-1 (Mackfitz 1/45), II(Sturm)/JG-4 (Rechlin 3/45)Me 163, Fw 190A-8 in JG-1Fighter Operational ClaspShot down by an American fighter during the last days of the war north of Sicherheit, but was able to bale successfully. Jager Blatt article. Deceased 26 September, 2002.
29309 Ziegler, JohannesFwSG unitFw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29310 Ziegler, KlausOfw3/KG-77 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1488 "3Z + NL" (lost 3/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 26 March, 1942 at Szjelisharowa, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
29311 Ziegler, R.UffzStab/KGzbV-9 (5/40 Lippspringe) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "9P + EB" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp Crashed his Ju 52 at Den Haag Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Crashed at Ypenburg airfield after being hit by 3cm AA fire. Uffz Ziegler taken prisoner.No mention of the crew (SGLO).
29312 Ziegler, RobertOblt2/16/1922 4(F)/122 (8/42 Kertsch, S.U.), 3(F)/121 (7/43 Toussus-le-Buc) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1119 "F6 + MM" (lost 8/23/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430669 "7A + BH" (lost 7/27/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIA the night of 26/27 July, 1943; shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/L (later W/Cdr) Wilfrith Peter Green. His Ju 88 crashed in the Het Kanal (aka English Channel), Holland. All remaining crew washed ashore between 13 and 16 August, 1943, and were buried at Nieuwe Ooster Begraafplaats in Amsterdam. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Walter Salecker [or Saaleger per Ju 88 Loss List/LW Loss Report] (DK-G 7/2/42), Ofw Heinrich Gärtner and Uffz Albert Rippel. Wiki Luft data. Interned briefly on 23 August, 1942 when they made a force landing at Trabzon Turkey after running out of fuel (Özkan Türker). Added: Their final resting place is the War Cem, Ysselsteyn. Oblt Ziegler, CT-12-297; Oblt Salecker, CT-12-296; Ofw Gärtner, CT-12-298 and Uffz Rippel, CT-12-299 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Zeigler.
29313 Ziegler, Rudolf "Rudi"Oblt12/7/19166Stab I/JG-76 (9/39), 9/JG-54, Stab II/JG-54 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk# 1643 "White 5" (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 after colliding with a Bf 109E, Werk# 6072, flown by Oblt Hans Roth of 2/JG-54, over London/ Oxted Surrey. Both bailed safely from 20,000 feet. One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23, light bomber, at Klomnice on 3 September, 1939. On 14 May, 1940, he was shot down by F/O E.J. "Cobber" Kain of RAF No. 73 Sq.. He crashed into a field north of Sedan. His 2nd known victory, his 5th per the OKL Report, a Spitfire in the Dover-Canterbury area on 28 August, 1940. His 6th (per OKL), a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location.
29314 Ziegler, WalterUffz12/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk# 462921 "Blue 14" (lost 12/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 December, 1944 after aerial combat with P-47s in the Bastogne area. Mombeek MIA List. The JG-4 List suggests he was wounded and died of his wounds.
29315 Ziegler, WernerLt10/22/19192/LG-1 (4/41 Greece; 3/42 Africa)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5235 "L1 + UK" (lost 4/20/41), Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5548 "L1 + FK" (lost 3/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 March, 1942 at Fuka, three other unnamed crew MIA, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Shot down on 20 April, 1941 by RAF fighters, crew returned except for one KIA, who was unnamed. Ziegler an Ofhr at the time, was uninjured. Added: Shot down north of Karies Greece 20 April, 1941. Remaining crew this date: Gefr Heinrich Baumgartner, Obs (KIA, no known grave); Gefr Gerhard Baumann, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Hans Köppel, Gnr (WIA). Lt. Ziegler buried in the War Cem., El Alamein, in Crypt 4 (D.Drury).
29316 Ziegler, WilhelmOfw15/NJG-3 (7/43)Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1943, shot down off Dammholm/Holstein probably by return fire from RAF No. 51 Sq. Halifax, shortly after his victory (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax 7 km E of Schleswig on 25 July, 1943. Jager Blatt article.
29317 Ziegler, WilhelmFw11/KG-30 (Aalborg)Ju 88A-4 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 10 January, 1944 when he collided with another Ju 88 over the dispersal area northwest of the Aalborg airfield during a training exercise. The AC crashed in a small forest southeast of Biersted Denmark, killing the crew of four. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Johann Uciechowski, Obs; Gefr Hans Möhlenberg, R/O and Gefr Dietrich Spannowski, Mech. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 14 January, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
29318 Ziegler, WilhelmFwNAGr unitBf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29319 Zieher, OttmarLt11/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330176 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/30/44KIC 30 November, 1944; collided with another K-4, Wk# 330221, piloted by Ofw Karl Gabriel, during a training flight near Neuruppin (Bf 109 Loss List).
29320 Ziehl, HeinrichUffz18/JG-2 (10/41)Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 13 October, 1941, no location.
29321 Ziehm, GerhardLt7/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4241 "F1 + HR" (lost 7/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 27 July, 1941; crashed and burned after being rammed over Krasnogwardeisk by an I-16 of the 157th Fighter Aviation Regt. flown by Lt. Vladimir Zalevskiy. Zalevskiy survived. The Ju 88 Loss List reported the date to be 7/25/41.
29322 Ziehm, HelmutFw6/27/1920Frankfurt/Oder10 9/JG-51 (10/40 Battle of Britain), 9/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12832 (50% dam 7/2/41), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 12" (or Yel 6) (lost 4/9/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 April, 1945 in the Vienna area (Magnus). Added: Holding the rank of Oblt in April, 1945, he was sd during aerial combat with Yak-3 fighters in the Vienna vicinity. No VDK burial match (D.Drury). His first victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane in the London area on 25 October, 1940. WIA 2 July, 1941 after being hit by Soviet ground fire, and making a force landing at Bobruisk in his F-2. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 24 June, 1941. Two more on 25 June, 1941. Another DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Pe-2 on 10 October, 1941. Two I-61s on 25 October, 1941. An I-61 on 16 November, 1941. A LaGG-5 on 8 March, 1943. Magnus Report, victories may be as high as 20.
29323 Ziehm, OttoUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2676 (lost 8/26/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 25 or 26 August, 1940; failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission over St George's Channel, between Wales and Ireland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Horst Diedrich, Obs; Hgefr Otto Blüthgen, R/O and Uffz Heinz Homann (or Hornann), Flt Engr. Only known grave registry, that of Diedrich remembered in the U-Boat Mem at Möltenort of the Laboe Naval Mem (D.Drury).
29324 Ziehr, B.Uffz13/KGzbV-1 (5/40 Münster-Loddenheide) Ju 52/3m Werk # 6493 "1Z + HX" (lost 5/10/40) T His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 at Druten, shot down by light flak, pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: Pilot Uffz Ziehr returned to his unit. Remaining crew: Uffz R.Eickenberg, R/O (Ret'd); Ogefr E.Deinzer, Mech (Ret'd); Uffz O.Griesshaber, Gnr (KIA, bur Yssel CA-8-192) and Uffz K.Dietrich, Aux (Ret'd) (SGLO).
29325 Ziehr, LeonhardFw1/KGzbV-PosenJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29326 Ziel, FriedrichOblt5/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4117 "3Z +DN" (lost 9/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 27 September, 1940; shot down by enemy fighters during sortie to London, crashed off Hastings, one other crew MIA and one POW (Ju 88 Loss List).
29327 Zielke, ErnstOblt2/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670065 (10% dam 7/4/43)Assault Operational ClaspUninjured in a minor accident 4 July, 1943 at the Wawarowka (Russia) airfield due to a servicing error.
29328 Zielke, KurtUffz48/JG-53 (6/43)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory in Sicily, his 1st, a P-40 at El Daba on 20 July, 1942. His 2nd, another P-40 at El Hamman on 24 July, 1942. A 3rd, a P-40 3 km southeast of Pantellaria on 10 June, 1943. His 4th, a Spitfire IX on 3 July, 1943.
29329 Zielken, HelmutOblt79/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. A 3rd, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A 4th & 5th, both SB-3s on 7 July, 1941. A 6th, an I-15 Rata on 15 September, 1941. A 7th, an R-Z on 25 December, 1941.
29330 Zielkowski, EckardLtI/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19797 (30% dam 7/13/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing at Gretenin, near Beauvais, on 13 July, 1943, due to engine trouble.
29331 Zielow, Karl OttoUffzIV/JG-301 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150812 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 March, 1945, cause and location not reported.
29332 Zielske, HerbertUffzII/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1185 "L1 + KC" (lost 8/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Syrakusa harbor 10 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
29333 Ziemann, KurtOfw63/SG-4 (5/44), 3/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8 Werk # 932290 (lost 1/23/45)
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 23 January, 1945 during aerial combat with enemy fighters at Lippstadt. One known victory, a Spitfire 10 km E of Rome on 26 May, 1944. Transferred to the Russian Front, his first Soviet victories were two MiG-3s on 2 August, 1944. A 4th, an La-5 on 12 August, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-9 30 km NW of Kaboska on 18 October, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 20 October, 1944.
29334 Ziemann, OttoOfw12/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 NW of Lorient on 5 December, 1943.
29335 Ziemba, GeorgOblt2/14/19143/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330256 "Z6 + AL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; shot down west of St Lo during a mission, All but Ziemba were able to bail safely. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Heinz Fromke, geb 11/25/1921, Obs and Uffz Werner Dieck, geb 8/16/1922, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
29336 Ziemens, HelmutGefr1/19/1917Stutthof7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3645 (lost 9/30/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 September, 1940 when he straggled on the return flight from England and was downed by a Spitfire. Crashed into the sea off Suffolk. Washed ashore and buried 18 October, 1940 by Southwold in the Cemetery at St Edmunds Church, later, Cannock Chase Block 1 Grave 302. Jager Blatt article. His date of death incorrectly reported as 24 September, 1940 (M.Croft). Alternate spelling: Ziemans.
Cannock Chase
29337 Ziemer, HeinzFw179/JG-11 (7/44 S.U.), 11/JG-11 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732285 "Yellow 14 + I" (lost 12/20/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172972 (25% dam 1/31/45), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961190 "Yellow 12 + I" (lost 3/24/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 March, 1945 in aerial combat north of Seelow. Injured during a belly landing on 31 January, 1945 due to a technical failure, no location given. Injured in a crash landing at Grossostheim on 20 December, 1944, no cause reported. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 18 July, 1944. One known western victory, his 11th, a P-47 in the Arnhem area on 25 September, 1944. Magnus, 17 victories.
29338 Ziems, HansLtII/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4217 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 31 December, 1942 north of the Avord airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Heinz Droese, Observer, Gefr Leopold Bachler, wireless operator and Uffz Gerhard Weber, gunner.
29339 Ziems, HelmutLt1/30/232IV/KG-1, JG-101, 2/EJG Süd, 1/JG Ost, Stab JG-11, III/JG-53 (8/44 Reich Def)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164927 "Black <1 + I" (lost 8/4/44), Fw 190D-13
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Soltau area, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Calw, S of Pförzheim on 3 August, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) near Pförzheim on 3 August, 1944. Flugbuch (4/42 to 8/44). His D-13 (which belonged to Franz Gotz; for whom Ziems flew as wingman in 1944) is known to be on display at the Boeing Museum in Seattle, 2013 (F. Braun). Ziems living in a retirement home in Kaufbeuren, 2013, age 90.
29340 Ziems, MartinOblt11/27/1914Hamburg5/KG-2 Do 17Z-3 Werk # 3415 "U5 + LN" (lost 9/8/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 September, 1940; his ac exploded after being hit by AA fire, and was also attacked by a Hurricane of No.46 Sq., piloted by Sgt Stanley Andrew. The explosion scattered the wreckage over a wide area in the area of Leeds, near Maidstone, Kent. Only Oblt Ziems could be identified, and buried in the Maidstone Cem., CC/1/279. Remaining crew (KIA, bur CC as Unknown): Uffz Heino Flick, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Trost, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Selter, Gnr (D.Drury).
29341 Zien, Gefr16/JG-77Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Balkans on 29 May, 1944.
29342 Zierheim, AlbertGefr9/26/1922ZG-101, JG-110, 15/JG-300Bf 109G-14 "Yellow ?"Fighter Operational ClaspDeceased 26 June, 2003.
29343 Zierke, Günther UffzBerlinLufttorpedostaffel 8/KG-26 (Bardufoss Norway)Ju 188A-3 Werk # 190349 "1H + GS" (lost 2/23/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Ofhr Albert Ziessler and two other unnamed crew 23 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported . Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: While searching for a convoy over the Norwegian Sea, one engine suddenly stopped due to technical problems. They aborted their mission and headed back to Bardufoss, but all four decided to bail once over land. They landed safely and were promptly taken into custody by Swedish authorities. The ac continued on and eventually crashed at Lurudalen. Remaining crew: Ofhr Albert Ziessler, Obs; Uffz Josef Mache, R/O and Uffz Kurt Becker, Mech.. (Flyvrak Norway).
29344 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).
29345 Ziersch, WernerGefrIV/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20227 (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 November, 1943; emergency landing at sea west of the Sola Norway airfield during an operational flight. Source: SIG Norway.
29346 Ziese, WolfgangLt1/Versuchsverband OKL (8/44), Sonderkdo Götz (10/44)Do 335V-3 Werk # 230003 "T9 + ZH"Observer Operational ClaspThis ac believed lost in April 1945 west of Nancy after becoming lost; Zieses not the pilot at the time. Source: Fritz Braun.
29347 Ziesemann, KarlFw12(StG)/LG-1 Ju 87B-1 Werk # unk "L1 + ?W" (lost 5/13/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 13 May, 1940 at Biesbosch (De Buisjes), cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: He, and R/O Uffz Günther Jordan taken prisoner and transported to England. The crashsite reported as being Giessendam, E of Sliedrecht (DVL Loss List).
29348 Ziesig, OskarOblt10/6/1919GelsenkirchenFFS-Neustadt-Gleve (39-40), JFS-Magdeburg-Ost, Erg/JG-2 (11/40 Le Harve), 8/JG-2 (3/41), redesig 10/NJG-1 (experimental 7/41), redesig 2/JG-1 (late 41), FW Werksstaffel (2/42), 6/JG-51 (11/42 Africa(11/42), Italy(3/43), Sardinia & Sicily(5/43)Bf 109E "Red 5" & F in 8/JG-2, Bf 109E-7 "White 8" & "White 13" (painted black in 10/NJG-1, in 7/41 as Lt), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10855 (lost 9/25/42) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15310 (20% dam 5/14/43) in 6/JG-51Class "C" Glider Badge
HJ Badge in Gold
Sports Proficiency Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 April, 1945. Completed compulsory service in the RAD before joining the Luftwaffe. Shot down with minor injuries (no mention of the Wound Badge) on 7 September, 1941 by the rear gunner in a Wellington bomber, this while in 10/NJG-1. Hie engine quit and he bailed safely. He bailed a 2nd time on 25 September, 1942 from his Wk# 10855, SW of Wüstensachsen, 50 km SW of Thüringer Wald, due to poor visibility in bad weather. Promoted to Oblt in May 1943 at Comiso Sicily. Ziesig made a force landing in a field in the village of Villarios (Sardinia?) in Wk3 15310, after running out of fuel while over water, but having enough height to glide into the field. In October 1944, he was assigned to the paratrooper unit Hermann Göring Panzer Division. Sometime after this, he volunteered for the Rammtragers at Rosenheim, but no mention of any misions with them. He was captured by American troops in Czechoslovakia and released four months later. Lived in Australia after the war as commercial pilot. Deceased early 2000s. Source: Alan Scheckenbach (Au.)
29349 Zietler, FritzLtUnknown Fighter UnitBf 109G-6 Werk # 760010 (lost 1/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspThe ac reported crashed in a field on the edge of a forest Cihadlo, Svitavy, CZ. Pilot disposition unknown. (F.Braun).
29350 Zigiotti, PietroMajItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr Gruppo Transporto "Velivoli" (7/44 San Pietro di Gorizia)SM.81Transport Operational ClaspNeulen
29351 Ziglarsch, AlbertFw8/2/1921Zuckmantel1(F)/123 (Italy 43)Ju 88A-4Observer Operational ClaspPOW May 1945 to 1947. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1941. 46 reconnaissance missions and 15 map-charting missions over the Mediterranean Sea, Southern Italy, Sicily, Malta and Sardinia. Remaining crew: Lt Goetz and Ofhr Kramer (DK-G), Observers; Uffz Helmut Fischer and Uffz Pieper, R/Os and Uffz Harald Homer, Gunner.
29352 Zigler, F.Ofw4/KGr.z.b.V-12 (5/40 Störmede) Ju 52/3m Werk # unk "G6 + ?M" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 10 May, 1940 near Ockenburg, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown (Netherland Loss Registry). Added: The target this date was the Ockenburg airfield. The Ju 52 was hit by AA fire and crashed near Ockenburg. Pilot, Ofw Zigler, was taken prisoner and interned in the UK. Remaining crew: Uffz M.Dölker, R/O (POW/UK) and Uffz Heinrich Julius Floer (geb 7/1/1917), Mech (KIA, bur Ysselsteyn BH-2-37) (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
29353 Zihmann, DietrichLt11/13/1920BerlinIV/KG-1 ('41), 10/KG-1 ('42), 4/KG-2 (10/42), Stfkpt 11/KG-1 (6/43), Stfkpt 12/KG-1 (9/43), 5/NJG-3 (4/44), 9/NJG-2Do 217E-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (6/15/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
29354 Zilinski, ErnstUffz9/KG(J)-27Fw 190D-9 Werk # 601302 "White 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA (date unknown) during aerial combat with US fighters. Jager Blatt 6/2001.
29355 Zilken, HelmutOblt12 Sch./Fl.Ausb.Rgt.82 Quackenbrück (7/39), 3/JG-21 (5/40), Erg/JG-54 (9/40), 9/JG-54 (8/40), 7/JG-54 (1/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/JG-54 Ar 76 Werk # Unk "WL + IYJA" (90% dam 7/14/39), Bf 109E-4, Two Bf 109F-2s, all three "Yellow ?" ( One F-2, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9651 "Black <<" lost 3/16/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 March, 1942 during aerial combat at Tigoda, north of Nowgorod. Prior, 18 September, 1940 in his E-4 damnaged 20% over the Guines-Süd airfield, pilot disposition unknown. On 25 July, 1941, another F-2 sustained 10% damage over Sarodinje, with no injuries to Zilken. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Cambrai, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hurricane near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His first known Soviet, an I-16 Rata on 2 January, 1942. A 2nd, a I-16 Rata on 23 January, 1942. A Jager Blatt article in 1/2002, suggests his grave was found in a small Soldiers Cemetery near Tscherwino or Tscherioma. Magnus, 12 victories. Added: A student in 1939, Lt Zilken was uninjured when his Ar 76 engine failed during a climbing turn, and he made an emergency landing on the airfield taxiway at Quackenbrück. Source: Luftwaffe Crash Report via C.König 10/2022.
29356 Ziller, ErwinOblt Luft.Test Center, Rechlin (6/43) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1083 "GE + LA", H.IX.V2 (Horten lost 2/18/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Injured 18 February, 1945; died of injuries 20 March, 1945, after crashing the Horten V2 just outside the airfield perimeter due to engine failure. This second Horten prototype was the only powered Horten IX to fly (1945 Accidents List/S.Youngs). Took part in the testing of this A-5 as a Night Ground Attack aircraft, 22 June, 1943.
29357 Ziller, HorstOfw110/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 southeast of Kalamaki Greece, 15 November, 1943. Magnus Report, 8 victories.
29358 Zillich, KarlOblt6/22/1921Hainburg Austria5/KG-27 (4/42 S.U.)He 111H-20 Werk # 700650 "1G + DP" (lost 4/12/44) RK(7/20/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EP(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
An Observer, he died of wounds 14 April, 1944 in a Sevastopol hospital; wounds received on 12 April, 1944 when his H-20 was attacked by 20 Soviet fighters over his own airfield at Sarabus Russia. He was buried in the local military cemetery. 268 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book.
29359 Zilling, GüntherOfhr3/8/192469/JG-54 Fw 190A-8 Werk# 174107 "Yellow 2" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 August, 1944 over Pontanbauld, near Paris. His AC exploded in mid-air as witnessed by Peter Crump. One known victory, a B-17 S of St. Die on 27 May, 1944. A Spitfire 10 km E of Caen on 8 June, 1944. A double victory on 14 June, 1944; both P-47s, one N of Nonancourt/Dreux, the other at St. Andre-de-lEure. A 5th, P-51 at St. Andre-de-lAure on 20 June, 1944. A 6th, a P-47 at Beaumont-le-Roger on 22 June, 1944.
29360 Zillmann, S.Fw2/KG-76 (France)Ju 88A-4 Werk # unk "F1 + AK" (lost 1/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 January, 1944 after being hit by flak; one other POW, two MIA, all unnamed.
29361 Zillmer, FwII/TG-1Ju-52Transport Operational ClaspSurvived a vicious attack on 12 May 1942, by Beaufighters of RAF No. 252 Sq. near Derna. His gunner, Uffz Graf von Polier did manage to shot down one of the attackers, piloted by Sgt Cripps and crewed by Sgt Bateman, both KIA, when their AC crashed into the sea.
29362 Zillmer, Herbert AlbertUffz29/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk# 441135 "Yellow 5 + I"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 June, 1944; Unknown reason, mouth of the Orne. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 near Siegen on 12 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Wittenberg on 29 May, 1944. Mombeek MIA List (named Albert).
29363 Zilz, GottfriedFhr1Stab IV/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G "Black 4 + ~" (minor damage 12/23/44 & lost 12/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 December, 1944 during aerial combat near Alstätte, bailed safely. The same "Black 4 made a successful emergency landing in the Bad Godesberg area on 23 December, 1944 after combat with a P-51. One known victory, a Lancaster at Hagen-Iserlohn on 12 December, 1944.
29364 Zilz, HorstFw4(F)/122 (Reich Def-Ost)Ju 188D-2 Werk # 150990 (lost 3/10/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his R/O Lt Uwe Lüthje and two other unnamed crew 10 March, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported. DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List.
29365 Zimacker, Uffz12/JGr-25Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Karlstadt on14 October, 1943.
29366 Zimann,Fw.Stab/KG-26 (7/40-12/41)Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspKnown pilot for Observer Ofw Herbert Kunze (KIA 4/21/45) in the December, 1941 timeframe. Numerous anti-shipping missions in the west and in the Med.
29367 Zimdahl, JohannesOfw10/4/19145/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/27/44 at Gerstungen)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 opposing the Kassel Raid.
29368 Zimkeit, HeinzUffz112/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA at wars end, but his grave was found by his comrade, Willi Unger, after the war. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Ehrwald/Zügspitz on 3 August, 1944.
29369 Zimmer, BernhardUffz1/31/1917Stab/KG-4 He 111P Werk # Unk (lost 6/20/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 20 June, 1940; hit by an attacking night fighter, crashed at Holland Kroon, Noord Holland, Netherlands. No crew information (F.Munckhof). Uffz Zimmer was a crew member; his unknown pilot known to have survived.
29370 Zimmer, FritzUffz3/22/19213/KG-66 Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330258 "Z6 + FL" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 26 July, 1944; lost at Demonville, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Schamschula, geb 2/17/1918, (KIA), Obs and Ofw Fritz Förster, geb 8/30/1915 (MIA), R/O. Source: B.Bines.
29371 Zimmer, FritzUffz6/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
29372 Zimmer, GünterOgefr4/4/19238/JG-2 (Nidda)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 462853 (lost 10/21/44), Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/22/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Gläshutten, bailed safely with injuries. WIA 21 October, 1944; during combat with 2 P-51s, he was wounded (strafed ?) at the Nidda airfield. no further detail.
29373 Zimmer, GüntherOfhr10/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462961 "White 6 + I" (lost 12/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 December, 1944 during aerial combat with enemy fighters; flew into the ground SW of Kirchberg.
29374 Zimmer, HeinzUffz1III/JG-4 (4/45), most likely 9 StaffelBf 109G, Fw 190D EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, an Il-2 on 17 April, 1945.
29375 Zimmer, HerbertLt217/JG-3 (8/9/42 S.U.), 8/JG-3 (8/18/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13265 (lost 8/9/42 at Kalatsch, pilot retd.), Bf 109F-4 Werrk # 10210 (lost 8/18/43 Eng dam Pl.Qo.30892, pilot retd.), Bf 109G, Bf 109K, Fw 190D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1944; DOW 20 March, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st Soviet, an R-5 at Ssasanovo on 17 August, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Radkova on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 10 km NE of Sarepta on 1 September, 1942. An La-5 1 km NW of Stalingrad on 8 September, 1942. An Il-2 2 km W of Stalingrad on 13 September, 1942. A Boston III NE of Oblivskaya on 21 December, 1942. An Il-2 1 km E of Morosowkaja on 28 December, 1942. Two R-5s on 28 February, 1943. A MiG-1 10 km S of Bataysk on 31 March, 1943. A MiG-3 E of Kupyansk on 29 April, 1943. An Il-5 and a LaGG-5 NE of Kramatorskaya on 6 May, 1943. An Il-5 N of Barvenkovo on 12 May, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 July, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 (HSS) on 6 September, 1943. His 21st, a B-17 (HSS) 20 km S of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943.
29376 Zimmer, JosefOblt7/KG-77 (Channel 9/40), Stfkpt 7/KG-77 (Malta)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5089 "3Z + CR" (lost 9/17/40), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2155 "3Z + JR" (lost 7/27/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew 27 July, 1942; shot down over malta by Spitfires of No. 126 Sq. in a head-on attack. Injured with another unnamed crew 17 September, 1940, when he crashed on takeoff from Laon, probably due to engine failure, two other crew KIC (Ju 88 Loss List).
29377 Zimmer, RudiUffzI/JG-27Bf 109G-6 (lost (?) 2/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels.
29378 Zimmer, WalterFw6/10/1918Wieselsheim7/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440953 "White 13 + I" (lost 5/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Burg. Buried Bad Nauheim, Grave 28.
29379 Zimmer, WernerUffz4/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12624 (lost 4/26/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 April, 1941 crashing at Cap Gris Nez, by Sangatte, cause unknown. Source: Jochen Prien
29380 Zimmer, WilhelmOgefr16/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane over England on 1 September, 1940. He was flying with Herget and Jabs this date, each of whom downed three British fighters.
29381 Zimmerer, HelmutMunich?Fighter Unit (S.U.)Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspPOW after being shot down in Russia. Escaped to return home in Munich. Source: Nephew, Andrew Fonseca. Additional information appreciated.
29382 Zimmermann,Uffz11/ZG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito at Biscay on 11 April, 1944.
29383 Zimmermann,UffzI/JG-27Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspWhile on a "Frei Jagd" with Fw. Gerhard Keppler, he was hit during aerial combat, and made a force landing N of Tmimi on the Via Balbia.
29384 Zimmermann,BreitenbronnTransport unit (Paris)He 111 (lost 4/17/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 17 April, 1944 carrying a load of spare parts from Paris. He made several sight-seeing passes over Neunkirchen am Neckar, when his He 111 struck a church steeple and crashed with too little altitude for the crew to bail. Remaining crew (KIC): Alfred Textor, Erich Bolz, Heinrich Osterkamp and a 5th unknown. Source: Klaus Deschner.
29385 Zimmermann,Lt9/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 10007 (lost 7/11/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 11 July, 1943 in map Quad Pl.Qu. 6287 after enemy fighter attack. Ju 87 Loss List
29386 Zimmermann,OfwIII(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Sola)Ju 188A-3 Werk # Unk (lost 4/21/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew, 21 April, 1945; sd by a Mosquito, crashed into the North Sea, 100km S of Stavanger Norway (KG-26 Loss List).
29387 Zimmermann, Uffz2/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18625 (lost 7/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 July, 1943 at Messina, cause not reported.
29388 Zimmermann, ArnoUffz10/26/1919Duisburg12/JG-21 (5/40 later redesig 8/JG-54), 7/JG-54 (9/40 Guines)Bf 109E-1 Werk# 3576 "White 13" (lost 10/27/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 27 October, 1940 near Tonbridge after being caught by RAF Hurricanes of No. 605 Sq. His engine severely damaged, he belly landed on a beach near the Lydd water tower, Lydd, Kent. His one first known victory, a Spitfire in the Dover-Folkestone area on 2 September, 1940. He had made 34 raids on London.

Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs:

British soldier examines Me109

Guarding wreck
The Unteroffizier Arno Zimmermann, German pilot of the Jagdgeschwader JG 54, with 1 air victory during the French Campaign, on a free fighter mission over Kent aboard his Messerschmitt Bf-109E-1 Werk Nümmer 3576 coded '13 White' of 7./JG 54, was shot down by Hurricanes from 605 Sqn and had to make an emergency landing on a beach near Lydd. He is captured. The victory goes to Flight Sergeant E. W. Wright.




29389 Zimmermann, BrunoUffz7/15/19153/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 3107 "G1 + PL" (lost 12/22/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 December, 1940 after his ac was attacked by a Defiant of No.141 Sq., piloted by P/O James G.Benson, and crashed at Etchingham, Sussex. Remaining crew: Fw Walter Richter, Obs (POW); Gefr Adolf Waibel, R/O (KIA, bur CC/1/5/157) and Gefr August Wroblewski, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/5/158). Uffz Zimmermann (KIA, bur CC/1/5/156). (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
29390 Zimmermann, ClausLt7JG-52Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Died 29 July, 1942 of Yellow Fever. Magnus Report.
29391 Zimmermann, Franz WilhelmLt3/7/1915Münstereifel1/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # Unk, Code Unk (lost 11/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 19 November, 1940 when his ac made involuntary ground contact after takeoff in the vicinity of Beauvais France, and crashed. All four crew are buried in the War cemetery, Beauvais, Blk 2. Remaining crew: Ofw Wolfgang Hasebrink, bur Row 7, Gr 178; Fw Gerhard Schilling (WIA/DOW 12/5/40), bur Row 8, Gr 204 and Uffz Willi Burkamp, bur Row 8, Gr 203. Lt Zimmermann buried Row 8, Gr 208 (D.Drury). Added: In an earlier incident, Lt Zimmermann flew an He 111H-4, Wk# 6981 "1H + KH" back to France (landing near Dieppe) on 11 September, 1940, after it was damaged by fighters over England. The original pilot, Fw Wilhelm Jabusch, bailed out and was captured at Jarvis Brook, Sussex.
29392 Zimmermann, FritzUffz6/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/ASy Werk # 412807 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 by Loosdorf, 16 km W of St. Pölten/Niederdonau. Jager Blatt article & Bf 109 Loss List.
29393 Zimmermann, GerhardFhr2/JG-301Fw 190A-9 Werk # 207203 (lost 2/4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 February, 1945 in aerial combat near the East Front.
29394 Zimmermann, GotthardLtI/Schl.G-2Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670001 (lost 7/12/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1943 after a takeoff collision, Mediterranean Theater, location not reported.
29395 Zimmermann, GünterFw28/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6/7 August, 1944 during a night operation in the Mortain-Avranches area, no further detail (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mots"; one at Chateau-Thierry, the other at Mailly-le-Camp, on 19 July, 1944.
29396 Zimmermann, GünterUffz7/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 6396 "U5 + DR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johann Grabner, Observer (KIA); Uffz Heinz Steigemann, R/O (MIA) and Gefr Johannes Priebs, Gunner (MIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
29397 Zimmermann, HansUffz9/25/192216/JG-53 (4/44), 8/JG-53 (12/44 Malmsheim)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785613 "Blue 3 + -" (lost 12/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-47, piloted by Lt Wm. White of 50FG, 313FS, over Sasbach, near Rastatt. He was able to bail out, but his chute failed to open. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SSE of Darmstadt on 13 April, 1944. Buried Baiersbronn.
29398 Zimmermann, HansFhjFw18/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170379 "Blue 7" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 June, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 7" with Allied fighters at Vire, SW of Bateux. His one victory, a P-51 of RAF No. 129 Sq. SE of Caen on 7 June, 1944.
29399 Zimmermann, HansOblt1/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29400 Zimmermann, HansLt8/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140149 "3Z + ES" (lost 1/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA at Piacenza_Foggia 9 January, 1943, cause unknown, three other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).

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