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29501 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).
29502 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.
29503 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.
29504 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).
29505 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).
29506 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)
29507 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).
29508 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.
29509 Zucca,CaptItaly, Regia Aeronautica ItalianaKdr 206 Squadrila (7/43)Ju 87D, Re.2001 & Re.2002Dive Bomber Operational ClaspSource: Axis History Forum
29510 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).
29511 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.
29512 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.
29513 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
29514 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
29515 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).
29516 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,
29517 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
29518 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).
29519 Zukunft, GerhardFw11/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410750 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspLanding accident at Sola Norway airfield, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
29520 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.
29521 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).
29522 Zumkeller,OfwSG-4Fw 190F(lost)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 26 December, 1944 after aerial combat with American fighters in the Ardennes area.
29523 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
29524 Zupp, PeterAll that is known from the History Channel, noting he was a pilot who flew over Dunkirk in 1940. Alternate spelling: Zupe?.
29525 Zurmühlen, Heinrich vonOfwKGzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29526 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.
29527 Zuzic, Herwig "Lauser"Oblt6/23/191714 4/JG-77 (Russia 9/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43 Deelen), 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(80% bdam 2/26/43), Bf 109G-6/R6 Wk# 15367 "Black 1" (lost 8/19/43) in JG-1 EP

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, due to engine damage, pilot safe (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.
Ysselstein, Holland
29528 Zweigart, Eugen LudwigOblt5/3/1914Saargemünd69 9/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/R6 #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
29529 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.
29530 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
29531 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)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)

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).

29532 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.
29533 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.
29534 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.
29535 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.
29536 Zwilling,Oblt1Stab I/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Parchim on 12 September, 1944.
29537 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).
29538 Zwingmann, WilliOfw4/KG-30Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
29539 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.
29540 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).
29541 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.
29542 Dreger, Kurt GustavUffz9/18/1921Danzig 11/KG-3 (7/43 Heiligenbeil, E.Pruss.) Do 17Z, Ju 88A-4 (most likely) Werk # Unk (lost 7/23/43) Bomber Operational Clasp Reported killed 23 July, 1943 in the vicinity of Himmel(s)forth, south of Mohrungen, circumstances unknown. The Uffz's Sister seems to believe that his ac was sabotaged. Buried Heldenfriedhof (Hero's Cem.) in Mohrungen, E.Prussia (Death Cert Image via J.Eppich, 11/2022). Added: His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Morag, Poland, the current Polish name for the former, German-named, Mohrungen, in E.Prussia. Uffz Dreger is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Bartosze/Bartossen in Poland (D.Drury).

29543 Martens, RudolfLt4/17/1914Bobreck4(F)/33Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk (dam 6/27/41), Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk (lost 8/21/41)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1941; sd by AA fire 15km south of Luga, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The ac crashed near Domkino. Lt Martens remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Luga. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Novgorod, Russia. His R/O-Gnr is not known. He was injured 27 June, 1941 making a force landingat Dünaburg airfield, Latvia (D.Drury).
29544 Kranik, ErichUffz12*7/JG-27 (10/42 Egypt)Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk (lost 10/28/42)EK 2, Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 October, 1942 during aerial combat with Spitfires in the El Alamein vicinity (C.Sundin). *I never found any victories in the name of Kranik in the OKL Claims List, therefore I think the name Kranik may be misspelled.
29545 Alkio, ErkkiVääpeli (?)3/HLeLv 28 (7/44 Utti Finland)Bf 109G-2 Werk # Unk "MT-208" "Yellow 8" (7/44 Finland)Fighter Operational ClaspSource: C.Sundin
29546 Skrebbas, JohannesUffz2(Erg)/SchlachtgruppeHs 129B-1 Werk # 0159 "Black S" (dam 10/18/43)Wound Badge, Assault Operational ClaspInjured 18 October, 1943 while making an emergency landing at Wlodawa, Poland due to running out of fuel after becoming lost. The is a VDK entry for an Uffz Johannes Skrebbas, dated 14 April, 1944; but it may not be the same subject (D.Drury).

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