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301 Lichtenberger, HorstLtStab III/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18839 "Black <2 + I" (lost 10/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 Obtober, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Dollart, north of Juist.
302 Lieb, HorstLt211/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332621 "Black << + I" (lost 2/8/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 February, 1945 during aerial combat east of Achmer. One known victory, a P-38 at Siegburg on 21 September, 1944. His 2nd, a Typhoon at Wallenbrück on 29 January, 1945.
303 Liebe, HorstOfwStab/StG-2Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2443 (60% dam 4/24/42)Assault Operational ClaspThe ac was damaged 24 April, 1942, when it flipped over at the Smolensk airfield while making an emergency landing, no mention of any crew injuries nor VDK burial matches. Remaining crew: Lt.d.R. Günthr Klien (EP 8/9/43), Obs and Ofw Evno Perplies/ R/O (D.Drury).
304 Liebeck, HorstUffz7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6309 (lost 8/31/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down at Knatts Valley, West Kingsdown, Kent, by a Spitfire, probably sd by P/O Beverley Christmas, of RCAF No.1 Sq.; Interned in Canada. (Bf 109 Loss List & D.Drury).
305 Liebscher, HorstLt14/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464198 "Black 3" (99% dam 1/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat near Schaidt, southwest of Kandel.
306 Liensberger, HorstHptm5/9/1909Innsbruck, Austria3 2/JGr-152 (9/39), Kdr V(Zerst)/LG-1 (8/40 Caen-Carpiquet) Bf 109D & E in JGr-152, Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3560 "L1 + XB" (lost 9/27/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1940, shot down over Hailsham, Sussex, by a Hurricane of RAF No. 17 Sq., piloted by F/O Leary. His gunner, Albert Köpge (geb 1/8/1916 Bermoll), was also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A near Merzig, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Bournemouth on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Warmwell on 26 August, 1940. Channel pilot. Alternate spelling: Liesberger (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Another source claims the Liensberger ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.249 Sq., piloted by S.African pilot, F/O Percival R.F.Burton, who, after exhausting his ammo, rammed the Messerschmidt. Both ac crashed killing both crews. Burton buried in St Andrew's Churchyard, Tangmere. The German crew were buried in Hailsham Cemetery, but were exhumed after the war. Hptm Liensberger reburied War Cem. at Mutters, Tyrol, Innsbruck Austria. Köpge buried CC/4/14/188 (D.Drury).

Hptm Horst Liensberger


Uffz Albert Kopge
307 Lindner, HorstUffzII/Schl.G-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1273 (lost 5/20/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 20 May, 1943 over Noberdskajewkaja Russia due to enemy flak.
308 Lippach, HorstLtII/StG-1Ju 87B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
309 Lips, HorstLt1/1/19216/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4902 "1G + NP" (lost 4/6/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 6 April, 1942, when they failed to return from the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. The VDK confirms Lt Lips as missing, and commemorated in the German War Cem. at Sologubowka, Russia. Remaining crew: Uffz Willi Schulz, Obs; Ogefr Helmut Ertel, R/O; Ofw Johann Stürmer (or Stürner), Flt Engr and Ogefr Willi Nack (or Mack), Gnr. No burial detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
310 Löhe, HorstObltAufkl.Gr. unitJu 188E, Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP(11/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
311 Loose, HorstUffz4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14221 "White 11 + -" (lost 9/27/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1942 at Apsheronsk, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). He was the fourth victim of Jr Lt Lilya Litvyak of 437 IAP, the female Soviet pilot called the "White Rose of Stalingrad, KIA 1 August, 1943.
312 Lorenz, HorstOblt4(H)/33, NAGr-8 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 110G-3 Werk # 5416 (lost 7/25/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/43 Post?)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA 25 July, 1943, crashing east of Pustynka after a fighter attack. His Obs, Oblt Helmut Haupt was KIA, and a 3rd unnamed crewman was Wia. Bf 110 Loss List
313 Lückstädt, HorstHptm4/22/1917Flensburg7/KG-40, Kdr III/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0222 "F8 + AR" (lost 11/20/1943)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20 November, 1943; was co-pilot on the Condor when it failed to return from a mission west of Cabo Ortegal, NW of Spain. Entire crew of seven MIA. Believed sd by Flt Sgt Javorski of RAF No. 307 Sq.. Pilot this date was Oblt Bernhard Kunisch. Source: B.Bines & Fw 200 Losses, 1988 book, H. Breuer. Alternate spelling: Luckstedt (H. Breuer).
314 Lüdtke, HorstFw185G-3 (3/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 June, 1943 (Magnus). One known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 19 March, 1943. His 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 15 April, 1943. His 4th, a LaGG-3 on 19 April, 1943. A 5th, a Yak-1 on 28 April, 1943. A Yak-1 and a Yak-4 on 29 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 10 May, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 11 May, 1943. A P-39 on 14 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 15 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 2 June, 1943. A 16th & 17th, two LaGG-5s on 4 June, 1943. Alternate spelling: Lüdke.
315 Lüttke, HorstFw5/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19724 "Black 11 + -" (lost 6/5/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 June, 1943 at Kursk, cause unknown.
316 Lux, Horst DieterOblt KG-200, TO KG-30 (10/43), Reassigned as Dipl.Eng. as Test Pilot, Mistel Project (11/43)Bf 109F-4 Werk # Unk "CI + MX" and Ju 88APilot BadgeMay have been the brother of Hans Lux, KIA 4 June, 1942 (LOCS).
317 Maas, FritzUffz5/KG-4He 111P (lost 5/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 13 May, 1940 after being attacked north of Lille by Hurricanes of No. 501 Sq.. His He 111 crashed at Wouwse Plantage Holland, SW of Roosendaal. The remaining crew were also POW. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (positions unknown): Uffz Horst Pieles, Gefr Leonhard Korfhage and Uffz Kurt Kranich (died of injuries 6 June, 1940; buried Lommel, Blk 62, Gr 218. Alternate crash location, Langeweg (D.Drury).
318 Mahnert, HorstUffz8/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # unk "G1 + HS" (interned & released 6/2/40)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned briefly on 2 June, 1940 after being attacked by fighters during an attack on the Lyons-Bron airfield. With one engine damaged, he managed to escape by crossing into Switzerland where he was attacked by Swiss Bf 109's. He crashed at Urins, the Swiss region of Vaud. Remaining crew (all intened & repatriated 28 June, 1940): Uffz Hans Söhner, Obs; Uffz Max Volkmar (or Volkmer0, R/O; Uffz Willi Schubert, Flt Engr and Gefr Hans Linder (DOW), Gnr., believed buried in the War Cem., Memmingen-Waldfriedhof, Blk III, Row 2, Gr 11 (D.Drury).
319 Maier, HorstOblt12/30/1916Kaiserlautern2 7/JG-1('41), Stfkpt 8/JG-1(3/43), Stab/JG-2(5/43), Stab/JG-1(1/44), Stfkpt 8/JG-1(3/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-1(544), Stfkpt 4(Erg)/JGr-West(9/44), Stfkpt 16(Erg)/JG-1 (11/44) Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Melun on 20 December, 1942. A 2nd, a B-17 near St. Nazaire on 29 May, 1943.
320 Maierten-Doornkaat, HorstHptm1Stab/JG-1 (1/44), Stfkpt 16/Erg JG-1 (2/44-3/45)Fw 190A-6 "Green 14" (1/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 on 5 January, 1944.
321 Makrocki, WilhelmMaj8/23/1905Schroda, Posen9JG "Horst Wesel", ZG-76, Stafkpt 10/ZG-26, Kdr I/ZG-26 (8/40 Yvrench)Bf 110C & Bf 109D in ZG-26, Bf 110D-3 Wk# 4357 "U8 + AB" (lost 5/41) RK(10/7/40), EP(9/28/40),

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 21 May, 1941 when his Wk# 4357 was shot down by flak from a patrol vessel which he had strafed six times on a flight over northern Crete. He and his RO, Hptm Eisgruber both MIA.Channel pilot. In addition to his aerial victories, he destroyed 9 AC on the ground. Bowers/Lednicer, 9 victories. Also spelled Macrocki.
322 Mangold, HorstFw61/Schl.G-1 (6/43 S.U.), 1/SG-1 (11/43 S.U.), 4/SG-77 (12/43 S.U.)Fw 190A, Hs 129B-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 24 June, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. A 3rd & 4th, both Il-2s, one N of Alexandropol, the other N of Smolenskaya on 30 November, 1943. Nos. 5 & 6, both Il-5s on 19 December, 1943.
323 Mann, RudiUffz 8/KG-30 (8/43 Aalborg West), 9/KG-30 (4/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2045 "4D + GU (90% dam), Ju 88A Werk # 884536 (lost 4/19/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea 35 km NW of Zeebrugge, 100km E of Bradwell Bay, Essex, Holland on 19 April, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). An earlier crash in Werk # 2045 happened during a training exercise on 31 August, 1943, when he unintentionally touched the ground at Kraghede, 5 km southeast of Bronderslev Denmark and crashed. The unnamed R/O escaped injury, the others suffered minor injuries. Remaining crew: Karl Rethorst, Obs and Arthur Seefelder, Gunner (Source: Air War oiver Denmark). Added: They were sd by a Mosquito XII "ME-X" of No.488 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr J.A.S.Hall. MIA were Uffz Mann, Uffz G.Gerlach, Obs and Uffz K.Wilhelm, Mech. KIA was the R/O, Uffz Horst Kaschinsky, geb 12/26/1916 in Schneidemühl. His body washed ashore near Callantsoog, 8 June, 1944; bur initially at Huisduinen Cem, Den Helder, then Ysselsteyn in 1949, location AD-10-247 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
324 Markert, KarlLt8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (lost 8/14/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 14 August, 1944; all six unnamed crew killed in a crash, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: It has been reported that the ac was making a low level pass near the airfield when a wingtip hit he ground causing the crash at Malvik, killing all but two of the crew, Ogefr's Horst Thelemann and Walter Küster. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Rudolf Biberger, 1st Pilot; Uffz Helmut Meyer; Uffz Erich Pfeifer; Uffz Frido Max Sander; Uffz Heinz Neubauer and Prufm Gustav Walther. All buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
325 Marotzke, HorstLt10/20/1920Treptow, Rega38Erg/JG-77 (12/40-6/41), Stfkpt 9/JG-77 (6/41; 12/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13347 "Yellow 1"(lost 12/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/42)
EK 1(42) & 2(7/14/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA 11 December, 1942; Shot down east of Garanigh Libya by two RCAF fighters, piloted by F/L R.R. Smith & F/Sgt C.L. Shaver of No. 112 Sq. (RCAF Claims List), after a scramble near Arco Philaenorum Africa. Mombeek MIA List. Thought to be the victim of a Spitfire of RAF No. 601 Sq.. His first known Soviet victory, his 28th overall, an unnamed Soviet AC on 7 June, 1942. His 32nd, an unnamed Soviet AC on 10 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and an R-5 on 23 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 8 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s on 9 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 September, 1942. An I-180, a Yak-1 and a Hurricane on 26 September, 1942. An I-180 on 28 September, 1942. His 36th victory, a B-24 in N. Africa on 15 November, 1942. His 37th, a P-40 two days later.
326 Marx, HorstLt19192JG-52, III/EG-210, Stfkpt 3(Jabo)/Erpro. 210 (7/40 Channel)Bf 110D-0 (7/40), Bf 109E-4/B "Yellow 3" (lost 8/15/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW: Shot down 15 August, 1940 by a Hurricane of RAF No. 32 Sq, and bailed successfully, the ac crashed at Frant, Sussex, England. His one known victory, a Hurricane over the Sea off Dover on 27 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 12 August, 1940, no location. Horst is the brother of Wolf Dietrich Marx where Horst sends a Christmas card to his "Brother" in 1939. I have the photo.
327 Marx, Wolf DietrichOblt7/15/1922I/JG-54 (S.U. 42-43)Bf 109G-2, Fw 190A-4 & 5
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze (7/10/43)
He was awarded his Pilot certificate on 29 December, 1941. Also awarded the 4 Year Service Medal. His Brother, Horst served in Erpro 210 and was sd and POW in August, 1940.
328 Mauch, Horst vonFw3(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk# 7232 "1H + FL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, S of Is. Spitzbergen. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Kurt Hacker, Observer; Uffz Heinz Breitfeld, R/O and Ogefr Karl Rüger, Gunner. Source: SIG NOrway.
329 Mayer, WilhelmUffz5/1/1918Ganacker6/KG-30, Transportstaffel Fliegerführer-Nord (6/41)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6462 "P4 + ??" (lost 6/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 when this 6/KG-30 bomber crew, flying an AC from Transport Staffel Fl.Führer, flew into a mountainside near Trondheim, killing three of the crew and three KG-30 passengers. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Metz, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ruf, Mech and Ogefr Eugen Ruoff, Gunner (survived the crash). Passengers: Fw Friedrich Knolle, a KG-30 pilot; Uffz Horst Müller, Observer (of 2/KG-30); StFw Max Hengst, a R/O and Gefr Kurt Berger, a Gunner (DOW 6/30/41). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Five additional passengers were KIC, (all deceased buried in the War Cem., Trondheim-Havstein): Lt Kurt (aka Helmuth) Neumann, bur Row 26 Gr 36; Uffz Wilhelm Volkmer, bur Row 19, Gr 31; Reg Insp Erich Fritz Heinrich Engel, bur Row 30, Gr 30; Reg Insp Walter Hundt, bur Row 14. Gr 35 and a Karl Heinke, no known grave. KG-30 Crew & Passenger burials as follows: Uffz Mayer, Row 24, Gr 39; Uffz Metz, Row 29, Gr 35; Ogefr Ruf, Row 19, Gr 30; StbFw Hengst, Row 15, Gr 31; Fw Knolle, Row 15, Gr 31 and Gefr Berger, Row 21, Gr 31 (D.Drury).
330 Meisel, HerbertHptm11/26/1911MeissenKdr I/StG-77 (8/40 Caen)Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940, shot down by RAF Hurricanes of No.43 Sq. as his unit was attacking Thorney Island, His AC crashed into the sea off Selsey Bill England. Source: Weal-Osprey. ADD: His R/O-Gnr Ogefr Horst Jakob listed as MIA. Meisel buried in the War Cemetery at Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 166 (D.Drury).
331 Melcher, Rolf HeinrichLt7/29/1922Lübeck2/KG-40He 177A-3 Werk # Unk "5J + VL" (lost 1/21/44)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 21 January, 1944, crashing during a failed emergency landing near Amy France, during a mission. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Oppermann, Uffz Georg Buder, Fw Theodor Schlagkamp and Ogefr Horst Klippel. Only Buder survived, with injuries. Jager Blatt 6/2004. Added: Buried Bourdon France (LOCS).
332 Melzig, HorstUffz10/29/1920BreslauI/JG-106 (8/43), 4/JGr-Ost (8/43), 4/JGr-Süd (2/44), 9/JG-3 (3/44 Bad Wörishofen)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440284 "Yellow 5" (lost 4/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 April, 1944; This was a weapons practice flight at the Federsee shooting range near Weissenhorn. He experienced engine failure and his G-6 dove downward, crashing into the Forest just north of Weissenhorn. It appears that he attempted to bail, but either became entangled in the tail assembly or opened his chute too late. A woman found him, still alive, near his plane, where he passed away. A Memorial Stone has been erected on the spot where he died. He was buried in the Weissenhorn Cemetery. Jager Blatt 5/2003. Eye witness account, Jager Blatt 6/2003 & 3/2004, and Friedrich Braun, Ulm resident.
333 Menzel, FritzFw5/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 5309 "U5 +GN" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 2 October, 1941 after being shot down by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 406 Sq., piloted by Wing Cmdr D.G.Morris, near Tynemouth. The bomber suffered a terrible explosion on the 2nd pass, and slipped into a steep dive. Menzel ordered the crew to bail, and he followed. Three of the crew were rescued, but Menzel drowned before rescuers could get to him. Remaining crew (all POW): Fw Josef Rüth, Observer, Fw Horst Schleussner, wireless operator and Uffz Arno Herold, mechanic (WIA).
334 Merkwitz, HorstOblt6/29/19134(K)/LG-1 (5/40), Staff Positions thereafterHe 111H Werk # Unk "L1 + EM" (dam 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 10 May, 1940 after being attacked by an MS 406 of GC III/1, piloted by Sgt Albert Durand and a Bloch 152 of GC II/8, piloted by SC Jean Honorat. Remaining crew (POW): Hptm Erwin Sy, Obs; Fw Bruno Falkenhagen, R/O and Fw Rudolf Martin, Flt Engr (WIA). All were repatriated soon after (D.Drury). Promo to Maj on 1 January, 1944 (Luft Offz Career Summaries).
335 Merz, HorstObstltActing Kdr IV/KG-153 (10/37)Ju 52 & Ju 86Bomber Operational ClaspServed in various training units (FFS) after 1937.
336 Metsch, HorstMaj11/9/1910Magdeburg1/NJG-6Bf 110G-4 (most likely) (lost 3/12/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 12 March, 1944; crashed at Bingen, no further detail. Source: M. Balss.
337 Metzbrand, HorstOfhrI/EKG-1Me 262 Werk # 110655 (lost 3/2/45Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945; sd S of Dillingen, no further detail.
338 Meyer, FritzOfwNAGr-5 (most likely)Bf 109G-10/R2 (interned in Sweden)Fighter Operational ClaspMeyer and Lt Horst Geier defected to Sweden from their base at Neu Brandenburg on 12 April, 1945. They were accompanied by a pair of Fw 190s also. They had heard a BBC broadcast about earlier defections, and decided on the same course of action. Both Messerschmidt pilots requested asylum in Sweden. Source: B.Widfeldt
339 Michael, HorstUffz1/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87R-2 Trop Werk # 6163 "S7 + NH" (lost 6/4/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHi Werk # 6163 reported lost at Hacheim 4 June, 1942 due to enemy fighter attack, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
340 Michel, HorstLt4/29/192410(Pz)/SG-9Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141589 (lost 1/27/44)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 27 January, 1944; lost to unknown circumstances in the area NE of Ocheretnya, Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine. No VDK burial match (D.Drury).
341 Michel, KarlOblt9/2/1915Bornich, Rheinland3/JG-2 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170617 (lost 9/9/44) EK 2
Unknown Foreign Pilot Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Giessen area with a P-47 of 78FG, 84FS, piloted by Lt Wilbur Grimes. His close friend, Seegers, lost his life this same date also. Michel crashed with his A-8 in the Laubacher Forest., buried Bornich. He had flown earlier combat missions over France (Source: Horst Jeckel)
342 Midke, HorstLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1226 "4D + ER" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 27 May, 1942; emergency landing in the North (Ice) Sea due to engine failure during an operation. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Heinrich Ludwig, Observer; Ogefr Alfred Stein, R/O and Gefr Konrad Rudigale, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
343 Mieke, ReinholdFwII/ZG-1Bf 110G-2 (Trop) Werk # 6152 (lost 7/14/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1943; sd by AA fire near Vizzini. His Gnr Uffz Horst Wiese is unhurt.
344 Mietzner, HorstLt36/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 S of Rakitnoje on 5 July, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 at Soest on 23 March, 1944. A B-17 (HSS) W of Neumarkt-St Veit on 24 April, 1944.
345 Migge, WernerUffz7/9/1922Tilsit9(NJ)/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750898 (lost 6/28/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 28 June, 1944; sd by an RAF fighter and crashed at Dancy, near Chateaudun, France. Remaining crew: Ogefr Horst Michael, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Hans Köhler, Gnr (KIA). Both the deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at Champigny-St.Andre', France, Blk 16, Row 7: Uffz Migge in Gr 353, Köhler in Gr 354. Ogefr Michael believed killed also because the ac was on fire when it hit the ground and blazed fiercely. No grave can be found hin in the VDK (D.Drury).
346 Mitdtke, HorstLt7/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1226 "4D + ER" (lost 5/27/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 27 May, 1942 after making an emergency landing in the North Sea due to engine failure (Ju 88 Loss List).
347 Mohr, GustavLt3/22/1919Selbitz41/NJG-11 (9/44), 2/NJG-1 (11/44), 2/NJG-11 (12/44)Bf 110, Bf 109G Werk # 166455 "Red 4" (lost 12/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 December, 1944 by Lancaster return fire. His AC suffered an oil loss resulting in an engine and fuselage fire. He bailed with injuries and was hospitalized in Laubach until 16 December, 1944. The AC crashed at Grünberg, near Giessen (Source: Horst Jeckel). One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Wiesbaden on 12 September, 1944. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Ruhrgebeit on 2 November, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, a Lancaster between Heilbronn and Karlsrühe, and a "4 mot" NW of Heilbronn, on 4 December, 1944.
348 Moldenhauer, HorstGefrII/JG-27Bf 109G (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 21 April, 1945 during aerial combat near Hagenow. Mombeek.
349 Morgenstern, Rudolph "Rudi"Fw 4(F)/122 (incorrect, niece provided), 1(F)/22 (correct for "4N" AC code designation) Ju 88 or Do 17 (niece), Ju 88 Werk # 1269 "4N + KH" (lost 9/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 September, 1941 over Russia during a reconnaissance mission in the Ladoga sees area. His niece indicated that he was reported seen in a Russian POW Camp, but Red Cross has no record. Additional crew consisted of a Navigator and two Gunners. Source: September 2008 posting on Mombeek Discussion Board. Other sources: MIA, presumed killed, 8 September, 1941, failing to return from a reconnaissance mission over Soviet railyards near Wolga-Saley. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Horst Harlan, Observer; Fw Martin Alheit, R/O and Gefr Robert Klotzbücher, Gunner. Added: The VDK lists Oblt Harlan as dying on 8 September, 1941, and commemorated in Kaliningrad-Sammelfriedhof, Russia. Another source names the Gunner as Gefr Willi Joppich. No additional VDK burial detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
350 Mossler, Gerhard HorstGefrII/SG-101 (Otrokovice)Fw 56A-1 Werk # 1629 "KG + NO" (lost 5/13/44)Student pilotKIC 13 May, 1944 at Morkovice CZ due to bad weather.
351 Mota, HorstUffzErg/Jg-West (France)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2763 (90% dam 11/29/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a non-operational crash at Perpignan on 29 November, 1942 due to a servicing fault.
352 Müller, GerhardOblt1/21/1913Berlin8/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # unk "U5 + DS" (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and declared KIA) 13 August, 1940: failed to return from a mission over Eastchurh England. Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Morich (geb 12/19/15 Stederdorf), Obs, (MIA); Ofw Karl Langer (geb 10/17/15 Buchwald), R/O (KIA) and Fw Rudolf Haensgen (geb 3/12/15 Hamburg), Flt Engr (WIA & POW, interned in Canada. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: Initially buried in a collective grave with Horst von der Groeben in Whitstable, Kent, Müller and Groeben buried at CC, Plot 9, Row 8, Gr 49 (collective). Langer buried in CC, Plot 1, Row 5, Gr 178 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Mueller.
Cannock Chase
353 Müller, HorstHptm2/23/1916Berlin7/KG-28 (39), II/KG-76 (11/40 Channel), 1/KG-6 (Med 7/43)Do 17Z, Ju 88A-5 Werk #8115 (70% dam 11/3/40), Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144734 "3E + HH" (lost 7/13/43) RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)
EP(10/20/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA 13 July, 1943 after being shot down by a night fighter, 50km SE of Syracus Sicily. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erich Schmiedel, Obs; Ofw Reinhold Born, R/O and Fw Johann Hammerschmidt, Gnr..(DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List). WIA 3 November, 1940 during aerial combat. As a result of damage to the ac, his A-5 crashed at Amsterdam Holland; his gunner, Gefr Hans Swatosch, had been fatally wounded and died; remaining unnamed crew OK. He was a Lt. at the time. (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List)
354 Müller, HorstHptm4/24/1915FFF C7-Celle (37), (F)/23 (8/39), Stfkpt 3(F)/121 (6/41)Do 17P, He 111H, Ju 88D-2Observer Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
355 Müller, HorstOfhr12/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462704 "Blue 8" (dam 10/7/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Naumburg (JG-4 List).
356 Müller, HorstLt14/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360432 "F8 + PY" (lost 8/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
357 Müller, HorstFhjFwIII/JG-54Bf 109G-4Wound Badge in Silver (7/15/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 March, 1943, severely enough to warrant the silver wound badge. He remained hospitalized in '43 & '44, and released from duty in 1944.Source: German Auction House Award Doc & Badge by Sebastian Boreck. Note: the award in silver generally given for one wound if it resulted in the loss of a limb or an eye.
358 Mülling, HorstLt12/JG-5Bf 109G-6 Werk# 411024 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1944; Combat with a Beaufighter and a P-51 south of the Norwegian coast. Mombeek MIA List. Alternate spelling: Mulling (SIG Norway)
359 Munedorf, HelmutUffzII/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20119 (90% dam 8/17/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 17 August, 1943; non-operational landing accident, colliding with Fw Horst Rolly in Wk# 20120, at Rovaniemi Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway.
360 Münker, HorstUffz4/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140458 "F1 + NM" (lost 11//26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at the Neapel harbor 26 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
361 Naumann, AlfredFw10/18/1919Hamburg1 11/NJG-1 (2/43), 10/NJG-6 (12/44) Bf 110F-4 Wk# 2670 (lost 2/4/43), Bf 110F-4 Wk# 2678 (lost 2/26/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110132 "2Z + EU" (lost 12/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 when his Bf 110G-4 was shot down in the Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler area, possibly by a Mosquito of 409 Sq.. His remaining crew survived w/injuries, Horst Römer (Bordfunker) and Paul Rath (Bordschütze). One known victory, a B-17 downed 4 February, 1943 northeast of Ameland. This victim may have been "El Lobo" of 305BG. He, Jabs and Grimm all downed B-17s this date, however. After this engagement, however, he crashed his Wk# 2670 at Noorderstrand, Ameland Island, Holland. He lost a 2nd Bf 110F-4 north of Leeuwarden Holland on 26 February, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Boiten 2 victories.
362 Naumann, HorstLtKG-26Ju 88A Werk # Unk "1H + KM" (5/45 Lübeck)Bomber Operational ClaspHe was one of 11 torpedo bombers that flew from Norway to Kurland to evacuate German soldiers from the besieged Kurland Pocket. When they returned, they landed at the Lübeck - Blankensee airfield on 8 May, 1945, and were all taken prisoner; the British had taken the airfield on 2 May, 1945 (falkeeins-blogspot).
363 Naumann, Horst P.UnkUnk Fw 190 Werk # Unk (lost 6/5/44) Assault Operational Clasp ? The ac reported crashed due to technical problem near Zabrezi, CZ. Pilot bailed safely (F.Braun).
364 Neumann,Uffz14/JG-77 (7/43)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory during the Sicilian campaign, a B-17 13 km southwest of Gerbini on 5 July, 1943. This may be Horst.
365 Neumann,Uffz159/JG-3 (10/42 S.U.)Bf 109F & G-2EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 2 km NE of Dubovka on 24 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 October, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 3 km S of Illarionowski on 10 December, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 on 12 December, 1942. A 5th, an Il-2 3 km N of Tatzinskaya on 5 January, 1943. A 6th, a P-2 S of Petrovskaya on 19 March, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 17 April, 1943. An Il-2 6 km S of Voronaya on 19 April, 1943. Two Il-2s NNE of Alexeyevo-Orlovka on 4 May, 1943. An 11th, an Il-2 in the Krassny-Liman area on 6 May, 1943. A 12th, a LaGG-3 SE of Ilowaisk on 7 May, 1943. A 13th, a Hurricane at Bataysk on 24 May, 1943. A 14th, a LaGG-3 at Voroschilovgrad on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 30 May, 1943. This may be Bruno or Horst Neumann.
366 Neumann, HorstUffz3/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160101 (90% dam 10/18/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 16358 "Yellow 10" (lost 11/24/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 November, 1943; Aerial combat off Nettuno. Mombeek MIA List. WIA 18 October, 1943 during aerial combat east of Tuscania.
367 Neumann, HorstFwIII/JG-301Bf 109G-6Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 October, 1943 in aerial combat, opposing a Night raid on Kassel,
368 Neumann, HorstOblt1/KG-40Fw 200C3/U4 Werk # 0074 "F8 + GH" (lost 9/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 September, 1941 during an anti-shipping operation in the Suez Canal vicinity. Remaining crew (presumed MIA also): Ofw Martin Heidenreich, Co-pilot; Ofw Willi Laufmann and Uffz Johann Schneider, Radio Operators, Fw Willi Schilf, Mechanic and Uffz Franz Rabensteiner, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
369 Neumann, HorstFw8/JG-3 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20526 (lost 10/22/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 22 October, 1943 at Gottingen due to a servicing fault.
370 Neumüller, FritzLt3/14/1916Herford WestfalenIII/StG-51, Erg/StG-77, 4/StG-77 (10/43 S.U.), Adj II/StG-77, 7/SG-10Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130843 (dam 10/23/43; WIA, w/crew, flak at Wassilkow), Fw 190F-8 Werk # 582392 "White 1" (lost 8/17/44) RK(5/4/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
EP(8/22/42)
EP 8/22/42)
EK 1(8/10/41) & 2(8/27/40)
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Silver Assault Oper.Clasps
MIA 17 August, 1944 when his Fw 190 received a direct flak hit 2 km north of Daromin, east of Opatov-Baranov bridgehead, crashing in flames over enemmy territory. His R/O Uffz Wolfinger also MIA. Crashed once behind enemy lines and rescued by Oblt Horst Schnuchel & R/O Fw Müller. 700 missions, 600 with the Ju 87. Flugbuch (6/39 to 3/42).
371 Nickel, HorstLt14/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332336 "Blue 1" (lost 2/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 February, 1945 in the Kattowitz area due to flak during a strafing mission. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Westerwald on 23 December, 1944.
372 Nitschke, HorstLt112/JG-27 (1/44), Stab IV/JG-27 (6/44 France), 14/JG-27 (3/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163940 (lost 6/10/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 334134 "Black 12 + ~" (lost 3/2/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 2 March, 1945; collided with a Bf 109G-10, Wk# 490646 during takeoff from Achmer. WIA 10 June, 1944 during aerial combat 18km south of Lisieux, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 S of Hamzici Croatia on 14 January, 1944.
373 Nitz, HorstLt6Staffel Führer 11/JG-2 (6/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530925 (60% dam 11/8/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172694 "Yellow 8"
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 June, 1944; Aerial combat near Caen. Mombeek MIA List. Injured in a landing accident 8 November, 1943 at the Cormeilles airfield due to a servicing error. One known victory, a B-17 at Reims on 18 March, 1944. A Spitfire near Lisieux on 14 June, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 NW of Lisieux on 16 June, 1944. A 4th, a Spitfire 15 km E of Caen on 17 June, 1944. His 5th, a P-38 at Caen on 25 June, 1944. A 6th, a Spitfire at Caen on 27 June, 1944.
374 Nocken, Klaus WilhelmMaj11/30/1916Krefeld1/Kü.Fl.Gr. 906 (12/39), Stfkpt 2/KSG-2 (10/41), Stfkpt 7/KG-26 (5/42), Kdr III/KG-26 (2/44), Kdr IV/KG-26 (9/44)He 111H, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140088 "1T + AR" (lost 11/9/42) in III Grp, RK(10/29/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/42)
EP(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Killed 16 May, 1945 at Prague, Czech. during an uprising of some sort under unclear circumstances. His A-4 reported lost at sea 9 November, 1942, sd by British fighters. He and R/O Uffz Horst Müller were rescued by a German submarine; Obs Lt Ernst Lampe and Gnr Sonderfüh. Johannes Rempel are still reported MIA. (Kaiser RK book).
375 Nowack, HorstLtIV/LG-1 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5579 "??" (lost 8/2/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew as he accidentally flew into the ground at Deutsch-Latenburg 2 August, 1943 (Ju 88 Loss List).
376 Oberländer, HorstUffz16/JG-5 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15596 (lost 7/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 July, 1943; aerial combat with a Soviet P-39 north of Fiskerhalvoya (Source: SIG Norway). One known victory, a Typhoon on 8 June, 1943. Magnus, 9 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 9 victories.
377 Obermeier, GeorgOblt11/2/1917 10/KG-2 (10/40), 3/KG-2, Wekusta 51(trnsf to Wekusta 5 ('41), Wekusta 2 (6/43), Wekusta 5/Ob.d.L. (10/44), Wekusta 3 (Oberlandet 1/45) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1211 (80% damaged 8/41), He 111 (Svalbard 1942), Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430030 "D7 + DK" (slight dam Nantes AF 10/13/42), He 177A-3 Werk # Unk "D7 + FK" (last Wekusta 2 mission, 8/18/44), Ju 188D-2 "4B + B" (Lost 1/45 crash land)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EP (10/26/42), EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Meteorological Operational Clasp
Obermeier crashed his 188 on 14 January, 1945 due to some sort of fuel & weather problem, pilot safe, no further detail (DK-G Awards List). Added: Force landed at Leka Island due to fuel shortage. Remaining crew (no injuries reported): Meteorol Günter Sieslack, Ofw Max Mrochen, R/O and Fw Fritz Heyer, Mech (Flyvrak Norway). WIA (Injured) in a non-operational landing accident at Bardufoss Norway airfield on 16 August, 1941. Remaining crew: Insp Karl Trappe, Observer (WIA); Uffz Horst Ruhsbild, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Horst Wachsmuth, Mech (WIA). Source: SIG Norway.
378 Olsmann, HorstFwFl.ü.G.-1Me 210A-1 Werk # 2346 (70% dam 6/19/43)Pilot BadgeKIC 19 June, 1943; crashed at Augsburg due to a technical failure (engine). Source: Fritz Braun. This unit known as an aircraft delivery unit, factory to active squadrons.
379 Olzmann, HorstFw27/JG-53Bf 109F (Trop) EK 2
Fighre Operational Clasp
His first victory, a P-40 in the Desert on 9 October, 1942. His 2nd, a P-40 on 13 October, 1942. Perry Claims.
380 Onea, WasiliusFw3(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1617 "4U + GL" (lost 11/2/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Hptm Horst Berkemann and two other unnamed crew 2 November, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
381 Opalke, Horst WernerUffz91/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 4/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7275 (lost 7/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 July, 1942 when he rammed a Ju 52 on takeoff from Millerowo (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 SSE of Pankenberg on 23 June, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. An I-16 on 9 July, 1941. A 4th & 5th, both I-61s W of Volchansk on 22 May, 1942. A 6th, an I-61 on 26 May, 1942. A 7th, a DB-3 on 31 May, 1942. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 2 July, 1942. A 9th, a MiG-1 on 4 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Opalka (Bf 109 Loss List).
382 Orpky, Horst Helmut E.Oblt32/NJG-3, 6/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 27/28 January, 1944; crashed at Briesen, near Cottbus, during a night fighter operation, cause unknown (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mot"SW of Düsseldorf on 3 November, 1943. A 3rd, another "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 2 December, 1943.
383 Paas, Hans WernerOblt 9/KG-4 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/KG-54 (6/41 Leeuwarden) He 111P-2 Werk # 1591 "5J + ST" (lost 5/10/40), He 111H-5 Werk # 3793 "5J + FS" (lost 6/5/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Goudswaard, SW of Spijkenisse Holland on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Uffz W.Hufnagel, Uffz F.Lewandofski and Ogefr E.Stölzel; all believed POW with the pilot, and released after Holland surrendered. On 5 June, 1941, Paas was sd by a Beaufighter of No.25 Sq. near South Reston, Lincolnshire, and taken prisoner. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Horst Walther, Uffz Paul Weber, Fw N.Kemser and Oblt Günther Truckenbrodt. The crewmembers bailed over the water, but drowned. All but Kemser were recovered, and buried at Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard in War Graves. Weber Plot 2, Row 1, Gr 5; Truckenbrodt 2/2/7 and Walther 2/1/7 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Pass.
384 Pahlmann, HorstUffz8/19/1912DalldorfKGr.z.b.V.-5 He 111H Werk # 3543 (lost 4/5/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 5 April, 1942 when his ac was shot down in the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia, while supplying ground troops in the Kholm Pocket. Remaining crew (all buried in the Ger War Cem at Korpowo): Oblt Hans Günther Thomas, Obs (bur Blk 16, Row 21, Gr 1301); Uffz Rolf Wiehbach, R/O (bur 16/21/1304) and Uffz Friedrich Persuhn, Flt Engr (bur 16/21/1303). Uffz Pahlmann buried 16/21/1302 (D.Drury).
385 Pape, HorstHptm11/ZG-76Bf 109D & E, Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Polish PZL P-24 Balirowniki on 5 September, 1939. Perry Claims.
386 Passler, HorstUffz3/3/1916Spremberg7/KG-3Do 17Z (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 October, 1940 crashing his Dornier near Antwerp, buried Lommel, Block 21/216. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
387 Patuschka, Horst Dr.Hptm5/22/1912Kahla Thüringen23Erg/NJG-2 (4/42), 8/NJG-2 (7/42), Stfkpt 4/NJG-2, Kdr II/NJG-2 (12/42)Ju 88C, Bf 110C, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360226 "R4 + AC" (lost 3/7/43) RK(5/10/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42)
EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 March, 1943 on a mission over Tunisia in his Ju 88C-6 due to engine failure. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ofw Negele and Uffz Hentschel. All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Wellington on 13 April, 1942. Another, a Wellington on 31 May, 1942. Another Wellington on 14 July, 1942. One 29 July, 1942, he downed a Havoc. A Wellington on 7 September, 1942. Two victories on 17 September, 1942, a Stirling and a Wellington. A Wellington on 30 January, 1943. The Magnus Reports states him "KIA". Ju 88 Loss List shows he and unnamed crew MIA.
388 Paulert, HubertusGefr6/12/19232/JG-3 (Burg 5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163433 "Black 1" (lost 5/12/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Giessen after aerial combat, believed to be on 4 January, 1945. Jager Blatt 6/1997 & 2/2001. Injured in a crash on 12 May, 1944; he suffered severe head wounds making a force landing after aerial combat with B-17s and P-51 escorts, crashing at Allendorf/Lumda (Horst Jeckel).
389 Pause, HorstOblt4/8/19184 Stab I/NJG-1 (1/43), 1/NJG-1 (2/43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4882 (lost 3/12/43) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12/13 March, 1943 at Lachären, 21 km NE of Hertogenbosch, shot down, and caught fire, by return fire from an RAF Stirling of No. 15 Sq.. (Boiten). One known victory, an unidentified AC on 13 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling on 3 February, 1943. A 3rd, a Wellington on 26 February, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster on 2 March, 1943. Added: Oblt Pause buried Ysselsteyn, BL-3-75. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Eggert Willert (geb 5/15/1917), also killed and buried Ysselsteyn, BM-3-51 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
390 Pechardscheck, Horst Uffz16/JG-53 (1/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464186 "Yellow 9" (5% dam 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 January, 1945; a Bodenplatte pilot, he was hit by intense AA fire on the approach to Frescaty. He was able to nurse his AC back to Echterdingen airfield.
391 Peiffer, HorstUffzIII/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 739543 "White 8" (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 February, 1945 in the area of Küstrin, cause not reported.
392 Perez, HorstUffz4/JG-26 (Marquise Ost)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 1190 "White 4 + -" (lost 9/30/40) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 September, 1940 after his AC experienced engine failure during aerial combat with a Spitfire believed to be of RAF No. 92 Sq., piloted by Sgt Donald E. Kingaby. He crashed at East Dean, west of Eastbourne, Sussex, and was severely wounded in the hand and jaw by his captors as he crawled from the AC.Captured!

Painting: Michael Turner
393 Peschel, HorstLt27/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681290 "Yellow 13" (lost 9/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Kassel area, bailed safely, after his 2nd victory. One known victory, a B-17 S of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944.
394 Peters, HorstUffz5/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9579 "Black ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 November, 1941 near Pleskau.
395 Petrat, HorstUffz4/2/192110/JG-2Fw 190A8/R2 Werk # 175297 (lost 10/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Remagen, buried Bonn-Beuel.
396 Petzschler, Horst "Walter"Ofhr9/1/1921Berlin26 JG-105(3/43), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (Russia 6/43), 2/JG-3 (4/44), Stabstf/JG-51 (S.U. 6/44), 10/JG-51(5/45) Fw 190A-2 in JG-105, Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412179 "Black 14" in 2/JG-3 at Magdeburg, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7102 (25% dam 10/23/43; force land injury, fuel shortage), Bf 109G-10/R3 Werk # 130297 "Yellow 5" (to Bromma, Sweden) EP(9/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Known victories; a Yak-7 S of Nevel on 5 November, 1943; 12 May 1944, a B-17 at Frankfurt am Main and a P-51 southeast of Frankfurt, his 4th & 5th victories. On 14 May, 1944, he downed a B-24 north of Braunschweig. A B-24 (HSS) on 24 May, 1944, no location. His friend, Otto Büssow, died in Werk # 412179 on 30 May, 1944 near Belzig, after aerial combat with a P-51. His 19th, an La-5 SE of Graudenz in February, 1945, no date given. Nos. 20 to 25, two Il-2s, two Yak-3s, an La-7 and a Yak-9 during the month of March, 1945, no specific dates. His 26th, and last victory, a Pe-2 NE of Pillan, near the end of April, 1945. His victories were 4 American AC and 22 Soviet AC. He flew 126 missions in the East, and an unknown number on the western front. He was shot down 13 times, 11 by Flak and twice by enemy fighters. On 4 May, 1945, out of gas, he crashed landed Bf 109G-10/R3 Wk#130297 "Black 5" in neutral Sweden at Bulltofta airfield, near Malmo, and was interned, and later turned over to the Russians, released in Sept, 1949. He worked for several U.S. AC manufacturers, retiring in 1988. Alternate spellings; Petschler and Petzchler. Deceased 16 May, 2011 in the USA (P. Bastin).
397 Pfitzenreuter, WilhelmOfwI/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0116 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 March, 1943; crashed on takeoff from Varnes Norway airfield on an operational flight. Remaining crew: Uffz Georg Suchan, Co-pilot (KIA); Uffz Werner Paulsen, R/O (KIA); Uffz Helmut Gaiser, 2nd R/O (KIA); Ogefr Horst Annighöfer, Mech (KIA); Gefr Siegfried Klinkmann, Gunner (WIA) and Uffz Wilhelm Reinhardt, 2nd Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway.
398 Pfleger, HorstFw4/8/1918Berlin2/NJG-6 (Hailfingen) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180362 "2Z + PK" (lost 9/28/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito 1km SW of Bondorf, pilot buried at Bondorf. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Fw Paul Resmer (9/20/1919) and Gnr Uffz Herbert Wupper (6/16/1920 Solingen).
399 Pfützner, HorstGefr1/SAGr-126 Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0154 "D1 + AH" (lost 1/27/44) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 27 January, 1944 when his ac was sd by Beaufighters of No.603 Sq., into the Aegean Sea, west of Mykonos. He and his observer, Lt Wolfgang Reichel, were flying escort duty for Ju 52's. They are both shown as "missing at sea" by the VDK, and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
400 Pichocky, HorstLtIII/JG-11 (12/17/44-1/29/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt 1/2001.

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