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301 Buchwaldt, Hans Joachim vonMaj1Kdr III/JG-300 "Herrmann" (7/43 Oldenburg)Fw 190A-5/U2, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19568 (lost 9/1/43 Oldenburg)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 September, 1943 during aerial combat near Oldenburg (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. Pilot disposition on 9/1/43 unknown. Alternate spelling: Buchwald, aka "Viktor" as given name.
302 Budde, EmilUffz1(F)/122 (Elmas Sardinia)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140427 "P1 + NK" (lost 1/10/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 January, 1943; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission in this I/KG-60 borrowed aircraft. Shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 253 Sq., piloted by S/L L.H. Bartlett, 30 miles NW of Bougie. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Karstinst, Obs; Uffz Hans Krause, R/O and Uffz Harry Müller, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
303 Buder, HelmutOblt7/7/1912Ebersbach1Instr FFS A/B 3 (Guben 43), 7/NJG-6, I/NJG-6 (Wiener-Neustadt), Flgfüh III/NJG-6 (12/44)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714628 "2Z + BR" (lost 12/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4/5 December, 1944; crashed into Lake Balaton, near Ufer, after being hit by flak over Csongrad, during an attack on Russian troops crossing the river Tisza, killing the entire crew. The other known crewmen identified as Lt Gottfried Jentzsch, and R/O Uffz Hans Bühler. This Ju 88 was recovered in 1995 from Lake Balaton in Hungary. Source: Janos Bruckner, diver. One known victory, a Wellington N of Szombathely on 23 November, 1944. Added: Lt Jentzsch was reported to have exited the ac and entered a dinghy, but remains MIA. Oblt Buder is buried in the War Cem. at Szekesfehervar Hungary, Blk 4, Row 6, Gr 268. Uffz Bühler's body could not be recovered, and he is remembered in a special place, also at Szekesfehervar. The ac can be found in the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin (D.Drury).
304 Bühring, Hans TheobaldOfhrIII/JG-26 (joins 8/44), 12/JG-26Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461538 "Blue 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 )ctober, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 357FG at Bremervörde.
305 Burda, HansUffz3/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14214 (80% dam 1/10/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 10 January, 1943 in a crash landing at Rostow due to engine trouble (Bf 109 Loss List). This may be Johannes Burda.
306 Burfeindt, Hans GüntherFhrAufkl. unitJu 188, Me 410
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
307 Burkel, Hans JoachimUffz58/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 E of Klagenfurt on 19 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 40 km NE of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Connantre on 27 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 15 km W of Orne Mündung on 2 July, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 SW of Rambouillet on 16 August, 1944.
308 Burkhard, HansFwStab/SKG-10 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 50842 (lost 5/15/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1943 after being hit by flak; crashed into the sea off Felixstowe.
309 Burmester, PaulOfw.III/KG-53 (11/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 161885 "A1 + DR" (lost 11/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 20 November, 1943; strayed off course in bad weather during a transfer flight from Orleans. The ac struck the ground 2km south of Eurasburg, east of Augsburg, killing all onboard. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Hans Grossendorfer, Obs & RK Holder; Ofw Helmut Lindemann, 2nd Obs; Uffz Walter Knobloch, R/O; and two Ground Personnel, Ofw Fritz Hartenstein and Uffz Richard Schleinitz.
310 Busch,MajKdr I/KG-26 (8/40 Stavanger-Sola), Kdr III/KG-100 (2/43)He 111H in both unitsEK1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. Led a mission against British shipping on 2 July, 1941, sinking a Cruiser, a Destroyer and 21 smaller vessels equaling 436,186 BRT. Could this be Hans Busch, later in KG-51, flying Me 262?
311 Busch,Lt1Stab II/ZG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His 1st known victory, a Soviet SB-3 on 26 January, 1943. This may be Hans Bodo Busch.
312 Busch, HansLt12/JG-20 (5/40), 11/JG-2 (3/44)Bf 109E in JG-20, Fw 190A, Bf 109G, Me 262 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander 1 km northeast of Ostende, 31 May, 1940.
313 Busch, HansUffz14/SG-5 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 23 May, 1944.
314 Busch, HansUffz18/JG-51Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim N of Ostende on 23 July, 1940.
315 Busch, HansMe 262 BomberBomber Operational Clasp Information found on History Channel, as he was featured in a program entitled "Hitlers War Machine: Luftwaffe. He was one of the New Growth (young) Pilots nearer the end of the war. Survived. This could be one of the other pilots named Busch such as Hans Heinrich Busch.
316 Busch, HansUffzErg/Fernaufkl.Gr.-4 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6730 "F2 + BN" (lost 12/14/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 14 December, 1943; believed to have crashed in the Baltic Sea (Ju 88 Loss List).
317 Busch, HansOfhr3/KG-1 (1/45)Me 262A/1a Werk # 170049 "9K + 1W" (lost 1/13/45)Bomber Operational ClaspInjured slightly on a takeoff accident due to an engine failure on 13 January, 1945 (falkeeins-blogspot).
318 Busch, Hans 'Bodo'LtAdj Stab II/ZG-1 (France) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6396 "S9 + BC" (lost 10/8/43) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 8 October, 1943, in aerial combat, opposing U.S. bombers during the Münster raids. Both crew KIA. Added: While escorting bombers who were attacking the Brest Süd airfield, they were attacked by Spitfires. They were sd over the sea and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. His R/O, Fw Karl Arthur Krampe, was also KIA (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Basch.
319 Busch, Hans ErwinOblt89(Jabo)/JG-26 (6/40), 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (3/42), Stfkpt 10(Jabo)/JG-54(3/43, redesg.14/SKG-10), Stfkpt 14/SKG-10 (6/43)Bf 109F-4/R1 in JG-26, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1368 "Black K" (lost 5/23/43), Fw 190A-5 (lost 11/25/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/23/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a collision with Oblt Kurt Eckleben (KIC), 25 November, 1943, near Mielec. His ac was cut in half. WIC 23 May, 1943 when he was in a crash in "Black K, reason unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane S of Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes northwest of Beauvais, 8 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire in the St. Omer area on 4 July, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Marquise on 9 August, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq. at Cape Gris Nez on 24 February, 1942. His 8th, a Hurricane east of Harwich on 25 March, 1942. This infrequent Jabo victory may have gone unconfirmed. He replaced Oblt Paul Keller, KIA 17 February, 1943. He retained command of this unit for the remainder of the war. 14/SKG-10 moved to Italy and then to the Eastern Front. SKG = Schnellkampfgeschwader or Fast Bomber Wing
320 Busch, Hans HeinrichLt192412/KG-51Me 262Bomber Operational ClaspAlso served as a Test Pilot. Survived the war. Lived in the USA. Source: M. Sergent
321 Busching, HansLt13(Z)/LG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Polish P-24 on 4 September, 1939.
322 Buse, HansFw11/16/19123/KGr-806 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7210 "M7 + FL" (lost 3/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 20 March, 1941, cause not reported. Added: The crash location was an abandoned airfield at Argentan, Orne, France after the crew became disorientated and ran out of fuel. They are believed to have hit an obstruction on the fiel, killing the entire crew. The crew of four are buried in the German War Cem., La Cambe (Fr), Block 35 as follows: Uffz Hans Buse, Pilot, Gr 266; Lt (Dr) Karl Scholl, Obs, Gr 268; Ogefr Max Ortlieb, R/O, Gr 270 and Uffz Kurt Mönnich, Gnr, Gr 264 (D.Drury).
323 Büsen, Dr. Nikolaus ClausHptmStfkpt 1(F)/122 (Catania Sicily 5/42)Do 17F & P, He 111H, Ju 88A, Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430048 "F6 + HH" (lost 6/13/42)
RK(9/4/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)
Wound Badge

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 13 June, 1942 (DOW 14 June, 1942) when he was shot down by British Sea Hurricane fighters off the carrier HMS "Eagle", as he was shadowing the relief convoy "Harpoon", headed for Malta. He crashed along the Algerian coast, near Algiers. Remaining crew (disposition unknown): Uffz Rudold Ziegler, Obs; Fw Hans Göringer, R/O and Ogefr Heinrich Bender, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
324 Büsen, HansGefrIV/JG-5Bf 109D Werk # 518 (lost)Student PilotInjured 31 July, 1942 during a training mission when his engine caught fire over Bjerringbro Denmark, near Viborg. The AC crashed near Bjerringbro. Source: SIG Norway. Per "Air War over Denmark" he bailed safely, but broke his leg when he landed. Also, he is reported to have been assigned toJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) at Grove.This assignment is more likely than JG-5.
325 Bussewitz, HansUffzErg./Kü.Fl. Staffel (Kobenhavn See)He 115C Werk # 2771 (lost)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIC 5 May, 1944 during a training exercise when the AC crashed and caught fire in the area of Refhaleoen Island, near Kobenhavn, cause not given. Bussewitz was buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 8 May, 1944. Observer Uffz Herbert Weichhauswas injured; the othe unnamed crewmen were not injured. Source: Air War over Denmark.
326 Bütting, HansObltStab/SG-3Fw 190F-8 Werk # 933221 (lost 2/28/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 28 February, 1945 in the Görlitz area, cause unknown.
327 Büttner, HansOfwStab III/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3629 "1H + GD" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspThe AC was lost the night of 11/12 April, 1941 on the return flight after the Bristol bombing raid, cause unknown. The entire crew had bailed over occupied territory (France?), and the AC is presumed to have crashed into the sea. Büttner was uninjured, but the other three crewmen were injured, the gunner dying of his injuries. Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Tiemann, Observer; Uffz Anton Ehm, R/O and Fw Arthur Balke, Gunner (DOW). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Fw Balke is buried at Champigny-St Andre (Fr), Blk 17, Row 13, Gr 726 (D.Drury).
328 Caesar, EdgarHptm6/10/1912 Stfkpt 3(F)/122 (4/40-5/40 Sola-Stavanger) Do 17P, He 111H-3 Werk # 5640 "F6 + DH" (lost 5/12/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 12 May, 1940; flew into a mountain during a dawn reconnaissance mission, killing the entire crew, remaining crew unnamed. Wiki Luft data. Added: the cause was heavy fog and the crash happened on Vanna Island. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Otto Karnapp, Uffz Hans Joachim Müller and Uffz Georg Ableitner (Flyvrak Norway).
329 Caesar, HansUffzStab I/NAGr-5Fw 189A-2Observer Operational ClaspFlown to Bulltowa Sweden by Möllenbrück on 8 May, 1945, only to be turned over to the Soviets, becoming a POW. Not certain he was a pilot or a crewmember. Jager Blatt 2/2001.
330 Calame, HansLt4/ZG-76Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2159 (10% dam 9/24/40)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 24 September, 1940 during the Battle of Britain, location not reported, his unnamed gunner uninjured. Bf 110 Loss List. This spelling could be Caleme.
331 Caleme, HansOblt27/JG-27 (5/44), 13/JG-27 (6/44 France)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 441783 "Blue 3" (lost 6/27/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 June, 1944 during aerial combat NW of Paris. His first known victory, an SM-84(?) 30 km NE of Brindisi on 14 May, 1944. One known victory, his 2nd, a P-51 at Villers-Cotterets on 27 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Calame (Perry Claims & Bf 109 Loss List).
332 Calgeer, HelmutUffz1IV/KG-30 (3/43), 1/NJG-2 (8/44), 3/NJG-2 (11/44)Ju 88 in KG-30, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620573 (lost 11/12/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Night Fighter Oper. Clasp in Bronze
WIA 11/12 November, 1944; shot down near Dortmund by a Mosquito, probably of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by F/Lt J.O. Mathews (Boiten). After being transferred to Night Fighters, on his first mission, he and his crew had to bail out due to an engine fire. All three crew were injured. His R/O was Gerd Lutz and Flight mechanic was Uffz Hans Angersbach. Boiten, 1 victory.
333 Caris, HansOfhr13/JG-1 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171596 "Yellow 8" (dam 9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
During a training flight in Sept. 1944, in "Yellow 8", the usual mount of Lt. Hans Berger, the left undercarriage collapsed, thus damaging the AC. Stationed at Greifswald in November, 1944. One known victory, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944.
334 Carlowitz, ArthurUffzFFS C Zeltweg Ju 52/3mg4c Werk # 6201 "G6 + KO" (lost 10/9/39) Student Pilot KIC 9 October, 1939 near Jesenik, CZ,, cause unknown, possibly weather. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Max Schäuble, 2nd student pilot; Uffz Heinrich Hove, R/O and mechanics Uffz Josef Frelandenhofen, Uffz Eggert Kähler, Uffz Helmut Ronneberger and Uffz Hans Wich-Paulus-Klein (F.Braun).
335 Carstensen, Hans AugustUffz21/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5539 (15% dam 9/6/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2650 (lost 9/8/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 8 September, 1943 at the Conches airfield, no cause reported. WIA 6 September, 1943 by enemy return fire; force landed at the Romilly airfield. One known victory, a Spitfire IX 60 km NE of Caen on 27 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Pontoise on 16 August, 1943. His middle name has been referred to as Friedrich also.
336 Caspers, HansLt3II/NJG-3, I/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
337 Choroba, HansOfwFl.ü.G.-1He 111H-1 Werk # 110268 (lost 7/14/43)Pilot BadgePilot and unnamed crew KIC 14 July, 1943 at Balzano, no further detail.
338 Chorus, HansLt9/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3551 "9K + GT" (lost 7/27/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6473 27 July, 1943 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). One known crew, Uffz Gustav Finke; the unit may have been 4/KG-51 (Dierich) (KG-51 Loss List).
339 Christennecke, HansOblt17/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2781 (lost 9/6/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 Sept., 1940 after being shot down in his E-4 by Spitfires of RAF No. 234 Sq. in the Hothfield/Ashford area. His one known victory, a Spitfire N of Seven Oaks England on 31 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Christinnecke.
340 Christmann, HansUffzErg/JGr-OstFw 190A-2 Werk # 5273 (lost 1/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 27 January, 1943; flew into the sea at St laubes during a non-combat flight, cause unknown.
341 Christner, KarlUffz11(F)/Aüfkl.Ob.d.LBf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a MiG-3 on 20 July, 1942. A crew member, Gefr Onitzki also shared in the victory. Note: A Karl Christner (WIA) served as R/O in the crew of Uffz Hans Waldner (KIA) in August 1942. Also in the same crew, an Ogefr Peter Osietzki (KIA). Could this be Onitzki with a rank discrepancy? All three served in the same unit both incidents.
342 Clausen, HansFw151/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 6 July, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 10 August, 1941. A 4th, an Il-2 on 3 September, 1941. A DB-3 on 5 September, 1941. A 6th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1941. A 7th, an I-26 on 13 October, 1941. An 8th, 9th & 10th, an I-18 and two I-26s on 29 October, 1941. An 11th, an I-26 on 6 November, 1941. A 12th & 13th on 21 April, 1942; Both MiG-3s, one 6 km NE of Orelje, the other 9 km WNW of Bol-Wischera. A 14th, a U-2 on 1 June, 1943. A 15th, a P-40 on 5 June, 1943. Magnus Report, 19 victories.
343 Clauss, Hans GüntherMaj 8/KG-27 (1/41), Stfkpt 8/KG-27 (3/41), Stab/KG-27 (11/42) then Staff Pos. to end He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + AS" (dam 1/31/41) EK 1 & 2, EP (4/2/42), DKG (2/8/43), Bomber Operational Clasp On 31 January, 1941, while flying as observer with Fw Hans Oeckenpöhler, they made a belly landing at the Rennes airfield, no further detail (absa3945).
344 Claussen, HansObltKdr IV/KG-3 (4/41)Do 17ZBomber Operational Clasp
345 Claussen, Hans HeinrichUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G (lost 1/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 11 January, 1944 in a mid-air collision with a comrade, Lt Georg Maatz over the Sezze- Littoria airfield
346 Clemm von Hohenberg, Dieter-Hans Major9/27/1915MannheimStab/KG-55 (5/40), Stfkpt 12/KG-55 (3/42), Kdr II/LG-1 (5/44)He 111P-2 "G1 + GA" (lost 5/13/40), He 111H, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550445 (lost 6/30/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 30 June, 1944 when his A-4 crashed near Wiesbaden during a transfer flight for reasons that were unexplained. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofhr Erich Kad, Obs; Uffz Hans Meier, R/O and Uffz Roman Drole, Gnr.. French POW briefly with his crew when his P-2 was sd 13 May, 1940 by a Hurricane of No.1 Sq., piloted by F/O Les Clisby at Courlommes-les-Marqueny, south of Charleville-Mezieres. Remaining crew: Fw Willi Wolter, Obs (Shot resisting arrest & died); Ogefr Johann Bell, R/O (WIA & DOW same day); Gefr Oskar Männer, Gnr (POW) and Uffz Hans Ströbl, Flt Engr (POW). The deceased are buried at Noyers-Maugis (Fr) War Cem,, Block 3; Bell Gr 697 and Wolter Gr 565 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Posthumous award to Clemm von Hohenberg

Baden-Baden, Stadtkreis Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
347 Colemann, Hans GunnarLt7/JG-27 (2/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 5th, a Baltimore NNW of Iraklion Greece on 22 February, 1944.
348 Conrad, JuliusFw8/KG-26 (Norway)Ju 188A-3 Werk # 190346 "1H + ES" (lost 2/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 16 February, 1945, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List & SIG Norway). Added: The ac was on a transfer flight from Hamburg to Vaernes when it crashed at Onsberget Jevnaker due to heavy fog, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Reusonett, Nav; Uffz Georg Römer, R/O; Uffz Hans Budenbach, Flt Engr and (no rank) Wilhelm Utendorffer, Mech. The crew are buried at the crash site at Onsberget. (Flyvrak Norway).
349 Conrady, HansLt3/KG-55 (4/41 Melun-Villaroche)He 111P-4 Werk # 2987 "G1 + FL" (lost 4/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 22 April, 1941; failed to return from a raid on Plymouth (known as the "Plymouth Blitz"), circumstances unknown. The ac believed lost in the English Channel on its way abck to base at Melun-Villaroche. Remaining crew: Ofw Herbert Findeisen, Obs; Gefr Rudolf Richter, R/O and Uffz Waldemar Schmidt, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
350 Cordt, Hans HelmuthLt4/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400605 "Blue 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 January, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire XIV of RAF No. 41 Sq. near Leeden-Tecklenburg.
351 Costabel, HansUffz12/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160877 "Yellow 5 + ~" (lost 6/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Caen area. Mombeek.
352 Coym, HansHptmI/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 800940 "F1 + CB" (lost 11/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Monte Cavallo 30 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
353 Cramon-Taubadel, Hans-Jürgen v.Obst2Stfkpt Flg.Gr. Döbernitz, Kdr I/JG-54 (39), Kdr Stab/JG-53 (1/40 Wiesbaden)Ar 65, Bf 109D, Bf 109E "Black <-+-" (dam 8/16/40)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Flew two fighter sweeps on 16 August, 1940, damaging his E model on the 2nd landing. WWI pilot. Served as one of the 1st Stfkpt in Döbernitz in 1934. Stfkpt 2/JG-70 prior to going to II/JG-54. Channel pilot. Jet Black "Ace of Spades" cowling insignia. One known victory, a Fr. Morane 406 12 km east of Colmar on 21 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane 20 km N of Dungeness on 27 September, 1940.
354 Cron, HansFw2(F)/Ob.d.L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-5 Trop Werk # 430019 "T5 + LK" (lost 9/29/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Artur Schlufter and two other unnamed crew at Baku-Astrachan 29 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Gerhard Beimes, R/O and Uffz Willi Scherer, Gnr (D.Drury).
355 Culemann, Hans GunnarLt149/JG-27 (Med 7/43), 7/JG-27 (2/44), Stab III/JG-27 (6/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19676 "Yellow 10" (lost 7/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413524 "White 2 + I" (lost 6/30/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 June, 1944 15 km E of Lisieux, reason unknown. Mombeek. His "Yellow 10" reported lost 17 July, 1943 at Catania due to enemy fire, no report of pilot injury. One known victory, his 1st, a B-26 southwest of Eleusis, west of Athens, 3 November, 1943. His 2nd, a B-25 souh of Athens on 17 November, 1943. His 3rd & 4th, both Beaufighters; one S of Insel Samos, the other at Insel Samos, on 9 February, 1944. A 5th, a Baltimore 50 km from Insel Milos Greece on 3 March, 1944. A 6th, a B-26 SW of Insel Milos Greece on 6 March, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 in the Zerbst area on 28 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 8 km S of Bayeux on 14 June, 1944. His 11th, a P-51 S of Dreux on 17 June, 1944. His 12th & 13th, both P-51s on 27 June, 1944; one S of Villers-Cotterets, the othe S of Soissons. Magnus.
356 Czipin, Johann HansUffz7/13/19122/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260523 "Z6 + EK" (lost 4/18/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 April, 1944 while becoming lost while changing base location. He was intercepted by Typhoons of RAF No. 266 Sq. and shot down, crashing at Exbury House, near Beaulieu, Hants, killing the crew and the Ground Crew, also onboard. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Johann Krause, geb 6/24/1920, Obs; Uffz Robert Schultes, geb 5/26/1924, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ehrhardt, geb 3/20/1922, Gunner; Uffz E. Wysetzki, geb 5/7/1921, Gunner; Gefr Edgar Vester, geb 9/3/1923, Wart and Ogefr Leonhard Schwingenstein, geb 3/17/1921, Wart.
357 Dahmen, HansUffz52/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/22/44 at Raab Hungary), Bf 109G-10 "Red 8" (lost 2/3/45 at Görlitz)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 February, 1945 due to enemy fire near Görlitz (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List). Two known victories, a B-24 (HSS) E of Linz and a 2nd B-24 (HSS) 40 km NE of Linz, on 25 July, 1944. Later, same day, another B-24 SW of Steyr. A 4th, a B-17 SE of Steinamanger on 22 August, 1944. He was wounded during this encounter, but bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). A 5th, a B-17 in the area S of Eisenach on 13 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Dahmann.
358 Dahms, Hans JochenMaj7/25/1912 (?)III (K)/LG Greifswald ('35), Stfkpt in II/KGzbV-1 (5/39), Staff Assign in Italy & N.AfricaJu 52Pilot BadgeInternet find
359 Dally, HansUffz2/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13658 "Black 6" (lost 11/25/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 November, 1942 due to ground fire at Betowka.
360 Damm, EberhardOblt 3/KG-53, 5/StG-2 (4/42 S.U.), Stab II/StG-2 (10/42) He 111H, Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2132 "T6 + EO" (lost 4/5/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # Unk "T6 + DC" (dam 10/11/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1249 "T6 + CN" (lost 7/17/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
EP (9/13/42), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 17 July, 1943 in Wk# 1249 after being hit by flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 70753 (SE of Dobneskij). Damm was WIA 5 April, 1942 by flak near Tschudowo in Wk# 2132, his unnamed R/O KIA, ac destroyed (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: His R/O on 4/5/42, was Uffz Hans Feiziger, no VDK match. WIA 11 October, 1942; hit by AA fire and force landed, no further detail. His R/O on 7/17/43, was Fw Erdfelder, no VDK match
361 Dammers, HansLt12/8/1913Homberg, Rheinland1137/JG-52 (5/42-7/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52, 9/JG-52 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13435 "White 7" (lost 7/17/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20162 "Yellow 9" (lost 3/13/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Plus 23 Unconfirmed. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 3 km SW of Staryy Saltov on 13 May, 1942. A Pe-2 E of Izyum on 27 May, 1942. Shot down by Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin in his G-2 behind Russian lines on 17 July, 1942, but was able to return. A Soviet double, two LaGG-3s on 28 July, 1942. An I-153 and two LaGG-3s on 6 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 15 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Five P-40s on 5 September, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 14 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 18 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 November, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 28 November, 1942. A Pe-2 on 20 March, 1943. A P-39 on 16 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 April, 1943. A LaGG on 27 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 28 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 5 May, 1943. A LaGG on 12 March, 1944. His last victory, a LaGG on 13 March, 1944. WIA this same date, when his "Yellow 9" was rammed by a crashing Russian AC and his parachute became entangled with the tail section. He died four days later, 17 March, 1944 from his injuries. Photo
362 Damrau, HansOfhr2/8/19245 & 6/JG-300 (Löbnitz) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680829 "Yellow 1" (lost 1/14/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 14 January, 1945 near Neuruppin, when he was shot in the stomach during aerial combat opposing a B-17 raid. He bailed successfully, but died in his chute from his injuries. Alternate spelling: Damran. Buried in the Evang. Friedhof, Neuruppin.
363 Dangers, HansObstlt1/JG-334 (7/38), Stfkpt 1/JG-133 (11/38), Kdr FFS 33 (4/39) & 133 (3/41)Bf 109D & EPilot BadgeInternet find
364 Danneberg, HansFw9/23/1919Magdeburg4/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 57305 "Black 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 May, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 10" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 403 Sq. He crashed into the sea 10km N of Ostende.
365 Därner, HeinzOblt1/KG-40 Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0039 "F8 + AH" (lost 4/16/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 16 April, 1941, when their ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.252 Sq., piloted by F/Lt William Riley, and crashed into the Atlantic, after being sighted 70 miles off Ennis Head in County Mayo, Ireland. Remainingcrew: Oblt Hermann Richter, 2nd Pilot; Lt Hans Joachim Stein, R/O 1; Uffz Günther Glöckner, R/O 2; Uffz Martin Maier, Flt Engr and Gefr Rudolf Kunath, Gnr (D.Drury). Added: LOCS crash location: NE of Scotland, off Blacksed Bay. Alternate spelling: Daerner.
366 Datz, HansFw413(Z)/LG-1 Bf 110D Werk # unk "L1 + -X" (lost 8/13/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940; sd with wounds by Hurricanes, crashing into the Channel west of Bournemouth, where he was picked up and taken prisoner. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Georg Lämmel (geb 8/6/1915 Breslau), was KIA. His body was recovered from the sea and is buried At the Portland Royal Navy Cem in C of E Portion, Gr 693 (D.Drury). One known victory, a Morane 406 south of Amiens, 25 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Portland on 9 July, 1940. Two Spitfires in the Needles area on 8 August, 1940.
367 Dautzenberg, Hans Oblt1(F)/124 (Kirkenes)Bf 109G-4/R-3 Werk # 19394 "G2 + WH" (lost 3/31/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 31 March, 1944; flak. DK-G Awards List. Added: He became a Russian POW after his ac crashed west of Ura-Guba, Pl.Qu.37/Ost/2059 (Observer Loss List).
368 Davignon, Hans WernerOblt6/10/190617/KGzbV-1 ('40), KGzbV-900 (6/42), Stfkpt 9/KGzbV-323 (3/43-6/43), Adj II/TG-5 (7/43), NJG-2 (9/44), NJG-3Ju 52, Bf 110 & Ju 88G in NJGTransport Operational ClaspInternet find
369 De La Kamp, HansUffz7/JG-2Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk# 1504 "White 9"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 August, 1943; Combat over the sea. Mombeek MIA List. Eric suggests that this surname may be a "Dolakamp".
370 Dehn, Hans FriedrichLt8/8/1923Schleswig2/JG-11 (9/44 Wiesbaden Erbenheim) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175147 "Black 3" (lost 9/25/44) HJ Member Pin, HJ Proficiency Badge, German Youth Shooting Badge, Physical Training Badge in Brz, EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp POW: His A-8 crashed near Groesbeek Holland on 25 September, 1944 after being hit by flak. He bailed safely but was taken prisoner (Lothar Wiegels & Matthias Dehn, Son). Added: Hans and Andreas were cousins.
371 Deibel, HansLt11/3/1921PernitzErg/StG-3 (9/41), 3/StG-3 (3/42-6/42 Africa)Ju 87R-2 Trop Werk # 6666 "S7 + FL" (lost 6/3/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 3 June, 1942 at Bir Hacheim due to enemy fighter attack. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: He was taken prisoner with his unnamed R/O and released from a Canadian POW Camp in September 1946.
372 Deisinger, RaimundOfw8/18/1914Vienna7/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6229 "9K + FR" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 22 June, 1941, day one of Operation Barbarossa, vicinity Tarnopol, cause unknown; three others unnamed, all MIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Georg Maier, Obs; Fw Johann Wagner, R/O and Uffz Hans Buckenmeyer (or Buckenmayer), Gnr. Ofw Deisinger buried in the Ger War Cem. at Potelitsch, Ukraine (D.Drury).
373 Delfs, Hans Heinrich HinrichLt2/26/1916III/KG-54He 111P Werk # 2480 "B3 + DM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 July 1940 on the return flight from a bombing raid in the Bristol area. Brought down near Weston-s-Mare, by Spitfires of RAF No. 92 Sq, piloted by P/O H.D.Edwards, P/O C.H.Saunders and Flt/Sgt R.H.Fokes. The AC crashed at 15:25 hours at Longmoor Farm, Gillingham, Dorset. Saunders and Fokes landed next to the crash and assisted in the rescue work. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Bischoff, Observer (KIA); Uffz Hermann Krack, Gunner (KIA) and Uffz Heinz Karwelat (WIA) and POW. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. The three deceased are buried at Cannock Chase, Plot 7, Row 5, Graves 126-128 (D. Drury).
Cannock Chase
374 Demes, Heinz "Hans"Lt10/5/1915Gelsenkirchen34/JG-77 Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1537 "White 6 + -" (lost 4/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 April, 1940 after attacking two Wellingtons, just three hours after his victory over Sq. Kdr. Doran. He was seen diving vertically into the sea off the Norwegian coast, 60 km west of Stavanger. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington north of Wangerooge, 14 December, 1939. His 2nd, a Blenheim 50 km west of Sylt, 27 March, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim of RAF No. 110 Sq., piloted by Squadron Leader K.C. Doran (POW) west of Stavanger, 30 April, 1940.
375 Dennert, HansLt3/11/1924Stab(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Vaernes)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 821266 "1H + CF" (lost 2/6/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 February, 1945, cause unknown, location; Norwegian Sea (Ju 88 Loss List).
376 Derksen, HansGefrIII/JG-302 (III/JG-11)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410142 (lost 11/27/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 27 November, 1943; crashed at Oldenburg, no further detail. (Bf 109 Loss List)
377 Dethlefsen, FriedrichFw8/27/1912Grosstuern1/ansnengr.1F Ju 52/3mg8eMS Werk # 3441 "PK-ME" Transport Operational Clasp MIA at sea off St Nazairre on 3 July, 1943, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Schöll (geb 12/14/1919 Blaubeuren), Obs (MIA); Uffz Hans Dalibor, Gnr (Inj) and Uffz ERich Hermes, Mech (Inj) (absa3945).
378 Dethloff, Hans Heinz Oblt2 Erg/JG-26Bf 109E-4 Werk # 932 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 June, 1941 when he crashed SW of Cognac on a training flight.
379 Dette, Hans JoachimLt4/JG-2 (3/40), 6/JG-2 (7/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12689(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 July, 1941in the F-2 while in 6/JG-2 during aerial combat with fighters near the Abbeville-Drucat airfield.
380 Dettmann, WalterFwIV/TG-3Ju 52/3m g4e "SE + HU"Transport Operational ClaspOne of three Ju 52s making emergency landings at Siverbo Sweden on 14 April, 1940 due to navigational errors and running low on fuel. This occurred during exercise Weserübung. Remaining crew: Fw Georg Schwenkhuster and Ogefr Hans Höller. The place where they landed was so small that the AC had to be dismantled and brought to a larger field for takeoff. Source: B.Widfeldt
381 Deuerling, HansUffz4/JG-300Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550148 "White 12" (lost 9/19/43 at Martfeld/Bremen)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 19 September, 1943 in a crash near Syke, cause not reported.
382 Deuschle, WilhelmFw3/16/19159/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "1G + ??" (lost 8/20/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 20 August, 1940; location "La Jouaudiere", cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Adolf Engelbrecht (geb 7/15/11) Gr 1943, Flg Heinz Schönwälder (geb 10/17/19) Gr 69, Prufer Evald Winterlich (geb 12/29/13) Gr 1944 and Flg Hans Mader (geb 3/16/20) Gr 92. Fw Deuschle buried in Gr 70 (absa3945).
383 Dewitz, Kurt Hans Jobst vonHptm11/15/1912Mainz-KastelStfkpt 4(F)/14 (8/40)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1263 "5F + EM" (lost 1/16/42)Observer Operational Clasp MIA 16 January, 1942; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the Rzhev area. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng. Added: A pilot in his own right, Hptm Dewitz was flying as observer for Oblt Ernst Grow (MIA) on this mission. Oblt Grow is commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rzhev, Russia (D.Drury).
384 Dick, WilhelmUffzErg/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1384 "4D + DA" (lost 3/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with three other unnamed crew on 4 March, 1942, hit by flak at Mundesley, Norfolk (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Oskar Haug, Obs (bur Scottow Cem., War Graves Plot, Gr 252); Uffz Richard Prohaska, R/O (bur Scottow, Gr 253) and Fw Hans Trökes, Gnr (bur Scottow, Gr 278. No known grave for pilot, Uffz Dick (D.Drury).
385 Diederich, WernerLt1/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7195 "4D +CH" (lost 7/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew after a crash landing at Culver Down, Bembridge, Isle of Wight on 24 July, 1941, after running out of fuel (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Hans Wiedemann, Obs; Gefr Manfred Riecke, R/O and Gefr Wilhelm Wildemann, Gnr.. The crew managed to destroy the ac before being taken prisoner (D.Drury).
386 Diehl, HansOblt4(F)/14Ju 88D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
387 Diepen, Hans BodoLt88/JG-5 (6/43 S.U.)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 March, 1944 after being shot down. Died in Russian captivity. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 5 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Hurricane IIc on 15 June, 1943. A P-39 and a Hurricane II on 19 June, 1943. A 4th, a Soviet Hurriacane IIc SE of Eyna on 18 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 24 September, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 4 October, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 6 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-5 on 9 October, 1943. Magnus report, 11 victories.
388 Diepgen, Hans UlrichOfhr113/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Wk #s 10368 "RF+FJ" & 10327 both "Yellow ?" (10327 lost 11/11/42)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 November, 1942 in Werk# 10327 after enemy fighter attack at Map Quadrant 90462. On 26 September, 1942, in Werk# 10368, this AC was reported totaled, pilot disposition unknown, near the Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield. His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s on 8 July, 1942. A 3rd, a P-40 on 11 July, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 20 July, 1942. A 5th & 6th, two I-16 Ratas on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 22 August, 1942. An 8th & 9th, two LaGG-3s on 24 August, 1942. A 10th, a MiG-3 on 25 August, 1942. An 11th, a Hurricane on 1 October, 1942. Another source states his given name as Hans Joachim.
389 Diercks, Hans-GeorgUffzIV/JG-4Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspAn Operation Bodenplatte pilot shot down 1 January, 1945 by AA fire in Holland on the return from the target. Pilot disposition unknown.
390 Dierks, HansOblt 2(F)/Ob.d.L. (10/42 Mariupol, Ukraine), 2(F)/100 (4/43) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430044 (lost 10/11/42) EP (10/19/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured with his unnamed crew 11 October, 1942 when they crash-landed at Mariupol due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List & LOCS). Added: Two of the known Remaining crew (injured): Uffz Siegfried Schnickenberg, R/O and Uffz R.Goltz, Gnr (D.Drury).
391 Dierks, Hans GustavUffz5(Sturm)/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 681870 "White 7" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945: Mission, Belgium-Holland. Mombeek MIA List. Added: KIC believed to be an accident at Hausen, S of Pressart, buried Hamm Gr 17-8-3 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
392 Diermayer, WernerUffzFFS A/B 23 (Flight Instr @ Kaufbeuren)Bü 181C-2 Werk # 502167 "Yellow 10" (interned Switzerland 4/18/45)Pilot BadgeBoth he and Uffz Hans Ficker were interned on 18 April, 1945, after making a planned escape from Germany to Dübendorf airfield in Switzerland. Diermayer was a passenger with Uffz Ficker. Both were flight instructors (D.Drury).
393 Dieroff, FriedrichUffz2(F)/123 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430800 "$U + GK" (lost 7/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Lt Hans Traseil and two other unnamed crew at Bengazi 23 july, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
394 Dieter, HansStabsFwUnknown KG unitJu 88 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC, date unknown; his ac came down north of Falkenhagen in Brandenburg.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Map of Hans' Crashsite

Hans' Ju88
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395 Dieterle, HansUffz1/18/1922Messkirch1/TG-1Ju 52/3m Werk # 130859 "1Z + FH" (lost 4/17/44)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 17 April, 1944 when his ac was sd by a P-38 of 97FS, 82FG, piloted by Capt James A.Force. The Ju 52 made an emergency landing into the Danube, south of Orsova, in Mehedinti County, Romania. Remaining crew (KIA, desig unk): Fw Walter Müller, Uffz Albert Neiteler and Gefr August Tatzel. The crew names are listed in the VDK, but their graves are believed to exist in Orsova Romania. In addition to the crew, there were twelve military passengers, all believed KIA (D.Drury).
396 Dietl, HansFwFlight Instructor, Ferry pilotFw 190F-8/R1 (interned in Sweden)Transport/Liason Operational ClaspDietl landed his Fw 190 at Bulltofta Sweden on 3 February, 1945, during a flight from Halle to Denmark. No reason was given for his action. He had never served with a combat unit, and when not serving as instructor, he was serving as a Ferry Pilot. Source: B.Widfeldt
397 Dietl, Hans JosefFw2/JGr-OstFw 190F8/R1 Werk # 63801022 (interned Sweden 2/3/45)Pilot BadgeA Ferry pilot and Flight Instructor, he fled to Sweden to avoid Russian captivity. This ac was one of very few bearing an 8 digit Werk number.
398 Dietrich, WalterOblt8/KG-40 He 177A-1 Werk # 15270 (lost 9/26/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 26 September, 1943 when his ac crashed at Dolni' Hermanice, Cz. due to an engine fire, completely shattered and burned when it hit the ground. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Höllige, Co-pilot (KIC); Uffz Harry Schneider, Co-pilot (KIC); Kurt Herrmann, R/O (KIC); Wilhelm Kappeler, Mech (KIC); Fw Erwin Sengstschmidt, Mech (Sevr burns) and Uffz Heinz Stengel, Grnd Staff (Sevr burns).
399 Dietrich, WilliOfw8/12/1914Reider/Easternharz7/KG-55 "Grief", 8/NJG-3He 111P-2 Werk # 2140 "G1 + KR" (lost) in KG-55, Ju 88 in NJG-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/14/42)
EK 1 & 2
Krim Shield
Wound Badge
Bmbr. Oper. Clsp w/200 Pend. N.Ftr. Oper. Clsp
Shot down twice: 24 June, 1941 (once in Werk # 2140) behind Russian lines, but he and his R/O, Uffz Zantke, managed to get back safely. The Observer, Fw Biermann, was killed. In 1945, he was shot down by his own Flak on a Night mission. A Luftwaffe pilot since February 1939. 200+ missions. A personal friend of my good friend, Hans Hoehler. In 2001, at 87, Hans describes Willi as "active as a fish in water". Among his awards also, the Honor Cup, awarded on 16 August, 1942.
400 Dinessen, HansUffz110/JG-27 (Balkans)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140199 (lost 12/16/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 December, 1943 at Capljina during aerial combat with P-40s, shortly afer his victory, a P-40 near Vaenta Munding, near Ploce Albania. Alternate spelling: Dinesen.

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