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301 Martin, WernerFwStab 15(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 (12/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk# 211147 (lost 3/15/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 March, 1945; Aerial combat, area of Stettin (near Altdarm). Mombeek MIA List.
302 Martin, WilhelmOblt5/7/1913Nürnberg21/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20/21 February, 1944 by flka at Berlin-Buchholz (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster 35 km SSW of Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax E of Kleinkladen on 4 December, 1943.
303 Martin, WolfgangOfw9/11/1916Düsseldorf26/KG-3 (12/42), 12/KG-3, Destroyer pilot 4/ZG-26 (5/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8517 "5K + GP" (dam 9/30/31 crash land) in KG-3, Me 410A-1/U4 Werk # 420418 "3U + LM" (lost 5/13/44)
RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)
EP(11/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
A bomber pilot from 1940 to March 1944. KIA 13 May, 1944 near Burschen, east of Frankfurt/Oder. He is reported to have rammed a B-17 in his 410, also killing his R/O Fw Johann Ahlgrin, although he may have been shot down by Mustangs escorting the bombers. Over 350 missions. Destroyed 60 to 70 Soviet tanks. One victory as a bomber pilot.
304 Meisel, MartinOblt9/15/1916Ingensdorf / ForchheimStab I/ZG-26 (8/40), Technical Offz. 2(F)/123Bf 110C (lost 8/13/40) in ZG-26, Do 17P & F and Ju 88A & D RK(12/24/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot uninjured in a collision with another Bf 110 and crashed between St Omer and Clairmarais. His Gnr Fw Fritz Fischer was injured. Meisel was TO for his staffel. Deceased 13 August, 2006 Neumarkt (P. Bastin).
305 Mende, FriedrichOblt3/24/1912Dresden1(F)/123 (8/41) Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2306 "4U + XH" (lost 8/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 8 August, 1941, failing to return from a mission over Hull. Believed shot down 65 miles SE of Flameborough Head by two Spitfires of RAF No. 129 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Rhys Henry Thomas and Sgt Henry Cecil Francis Bowman. Mende made a good water landing after numerous attacks by the British fighters, and one man was seen exiting the AC wearing a Mae West. A few minutes later, Thomas saw both crewmen in the water, one of whom raised his arm in salute to Thomas as he radioed a fix on their position. It is not known if the two survived the ditching. His wireless operator, Fw Martin Pietras, also MIA. Added: The body of Oblt Mende must have washed ashore in the Netherlands, as he is buried at Ysselsteyn, AR/8/177. No buriel detail for Fw Pietras (D.Drury).
306 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).
307 Mettig, MartinMaj3/11/1903Frankenberg Kdr I/JG-21 (9/39 Gutenfeld), Kdr III/JG-54 (1/40), Kdr JG-54 (8/40 Campagne les Guines), 3/NJG-6 (44) Bf 109D-1, Bf 109E-3 in JG-21
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On the opening day of the Polish campaign, attempting to fire a flare, it went off in his cockpit and he was badly burned in the hands, feet and thigh. Despite the burns, he was able to lead his flight back to base safely. Channel pilot. He was replaced by Hannes Trautloft, deemed the wrong temperament for a fighter pilot, by higher authority. He is believed killed in early 1944, pressed into service in NJG-6.
308 Metzig, RudolfOblt10/25/1921BerthelsdorfIV/KG-1000 (6/42), 2/KG-100 (8/42), Stab I/KG-4 (10/43 Tech Offz)He 111H-20 Werk # 700140 "6N + EH" (lost 2/25/44) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)
EP(2/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 25 February, 1944; failed to return after attacking a railway station at Novo Alexeyevka in the Crimea. He went down one km south of Genichesk. Two chutes were seen by German fighter ac, but drifted out to sea and not recovered. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Werner Trümper, Obs; Uffz Heinrich Scherinsky, R/O; Ogefr Hermann Becker, Flt Engr and Gefr Henry Schurwanz, Gnr.. Approx 350 combat missions.
309 Möbus, MartinMaj5/9/1917Zeisdorf, Krs. Sorau (Lausitz)I/StG-1, Stfkpt 3/StG-2, Stfkpt 4/StG-2 (10/42 S.U.), Kdr II/StG-2 (6/43), Kdr I/SG-5 (10/43)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2750 "T6 + ?M" (50% dam 10/10/42; WIA, flak in 4 Stf), Ju 87B, R & D in SG-5 RK(5/8/40)-EL(4/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/42)
EP(8/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/25/42)
Dive Bomber Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 25 JUly, 1942; aerial combat with a Yak-7. 800 missions. Destroyed more than 60 tanks, 5 armored trains, numerous bridges, 1 cruiser, 1 tanker and 14000BRT of enemy shipping. Died 2 June, 1944 in an automobile accident near Pori Finland. Buried at Rovaniemi. One of the first four Stuka pilots to be awarded the RK. Narvik Armshield.
310 Mohn, MartinUffz2/28/19227/JG-2 (5/43), 11/JG-2 (11/43)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 151169 (80% dam 5/5/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530930 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 26 November, 1943 near Brussels Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 44/52. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Crash landed at Gouesnou after being damaged by flak, in Wk# 151169 (absa3945).
Lommel, Belgium
311 Moller, JoachimUffz15/KG-6 (Secret Staffel developing electronic navigational & target guidance equip) He 111H-6 Werk # 4300 "3E + PZ" (lost 11/6/42) Bomber Operational Clasp Pilot reported KIC 6 November, 1942 when his ac crashed 5km north of Brno, Malomerice, CZ., due to bad weather. Remaining crew & passengers (KIC): Uffz Waldemar Böhm (geb 2/27/22, Decin), 1st R/O/Elect Spec; Uffz Herbert Jung (geb 7/30/17,Usti), 2nd Spec; Ogefr Heinrich Demmel, 3rd Spec; Ogefr Gerhard Otto, Obs and Dr Heinrich Becker (civilian technician). Uff Böhm and Uffz Jung were Sudetenland born and buried in the Collective Cemetery, Marianske Lazne (F.Braun).
312 Möller, MartinLt14/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
313 Morganstern, ErichOfw1/14/1920Rothentahl Erzgebirge5I/StG-1, 3/StG-2, I/SG-5Ju 87 R/O & Rear Gunner RK(5/4/44)

EK 1 & 2
Ground Assault Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
R/O and rear gunner for Oak Leaves Holder, Maj. Martin Möbus. In the summer of 1944, he began pilot training, but went to a flak Regiment when flight training was disbanded. 700 missions. Deceased 29 June, 2000 Olbernhau (P. Bastin).
314 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).
315 Mossdorf, Martin DrHptm1/10/1916Grimma, SachsenI/StG-76 (Med), I/StG-3, Stfkpt in II/StG-3, Stfkpt 3/StG-3, Kdr I/StG-3 (7/42)Ju 87R-4s "S7 + BL", S7 + DB & S7 + DK" all at Gazala, May 1942, Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 2655 "S7 + MB" (lost 11/11/42) RK(9/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)
EP(2/9/42)
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. NN "Mosskopf". In May 1942 his R/O was War Reporter Hanns Gross. British POW 11 November, 1942 when his unit was attacked by 40 Kittyhawks and he was shot down. He managed to crash his burning AC and he and R/O August Brandt became British prisoners. He was released in February, 1947. 160+ missions mostly in Africa and the Med. Deceased 11 February, 2002 Munich (P. Bastin).
316 Müller, EberhardUffzLastensegler FS -1Ju 52G-6e Werk # 3016 "BJ + YQ" (90% dam 8/22/41)Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at the Langendieback airport 22 August, 1941; struck an obstruction. Remaining crew (Injured): Gefrs Alfred Bednardsky and Martin Kohl.
317 Müller, MartinUffz412/JG-3Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over southern Italy on 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 over the Naples area, 20 August, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. Another, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. This may be the Martin Müller, who earlier (7/42) served in II/JG-5 in Norway.
318 Müller, MartinUffzII/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10153 (lost 7/10/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 July, 1942 during aerial combat, crashing near Petsamo. Source: SIG Norway.
319 Müller, MartinFw6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440611 "Yellow 21" (lost 5/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing near Nienburg. Source: L. Wiegels. This could be one of the two Müllers w/o Given names, in 6 & 7 Staffels, one victory each.
320 Müller, WalterFw2(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430753 (lost 6/24/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his Observer Lt martin Liebig and two other unnamed crew 24 June, 1943; crashed at Mangschütz due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
321 Mund, MartinLt8/6/191714/JG-52Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 in the Sedan area, 14 May, 1940.
322 Nedden, Hans GüntherMaj7/17/1913Bochum Stfkpt in KGr.z.b.V. 4 (9/38), 8/KG-55 (8/40), Stfkpt 10/KG-55 (3/41), Kdr I/KG-55 (1/43), Stab/Fl.Fü. Ostsee (Nord 9/44), Kdr III/LG-1 (4/45) He 111P Werk # 2813 "G1 + ES" (80% dam 8/30/40), He 111H (5/43) DK-G (2/24/44), EP (3/15/43), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge (8/30/40), Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 28 April, 1945 near Vicenza Italy, no further detail. He is buried in the German War Cem. at Costermano, Blk 2, Gr 550. Hptm Nedden was WIA 30 August, 1940 after attacking Liverpool, and force landed W of Sens, Yonne, France. Only one other crewman is known of the 8/40 incident; Lt Heinz Martin Wronski (Injured) (D.Drury). Added: Remaining 8/30/40 crew (dispo unk): Oblt Hünerbein, Uffz Schlosser, Uffz Siebers and Ogefr Walpert (absa3945).
323 Neher, Hans JosefLt9/19/1920Annweiler6/KG-30 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1364 "4D + CP" (lost 12/24/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 24 December, 1941, cause not reported. Added: His ac was sd by a Soviet fighter, piloted by Gerasim Grigorjew Afanasjewitsch, and crashed at Nedelnoje, Kaluga Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Martin Kohzer, Obs; Ogefr Paul Pesel, R/O and Gefr Willi Michalski, Gnr. VDK matches found for all except the pilot, confirming they are MIA (D.Drury).
324 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.
325 Newes, Rudolf Adolf.Lt3/18/1914Luft.Kdo.Holl (10/41) He 111E-1 Werk #0032 "CK + AX" (lost 10/14/41) Bomber Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 14 October, 1941 at Soesterberg, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherlands Loss Registry. Added: Remaining crew (all killed): Gefr Martin Hunger, R/O and Gefr Frit Hielscher, Flt Engr. The three deceased buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk CW, Row 6 as follows: Newes Gr 139, Hunger Gr 140 and Hielscher Gr 138 (D.Drury).
326 Niemann, MartinOblt9/StG-3 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100330 "S7 + AT" (lost 7/12/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 July, 1943 at Stalitjiwo due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
327 Nier, Martin Lt4/KG-76Ju 88A-1 "F1 + ??" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 July, 1940; Believed shot down by Hurricanes of RAF No. 145 Sq. 20 miles south of Worthing England. Remaining crew: Maj Walter Donaubauer, Observer (KIA); Uffz Gerhard Cordes, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Wilhelm Peters, Gunner (KIA). Maj Donaubauer, also a pilot, was the former Stfkpt of 1(F)/123.
328 Nitschke, KarlOfw Wekusta Ob.d.L. 2 (Weather Observation unit) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 870 "DE + HR" (75% dam 3/6/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430103 "D7 + EK" (60% dam 5/12/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430334 "D7 + HK" (25% dam 9/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Meteorological Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1943 during a force landing in a meadow by Nantes, between St Viaud and Paimboeuf-Frossay. Remaining crew(WIA): Uffz Herbert Körber, R/O. Jager Blatt 4 & 5/2003. His Ju 88D-2 crashed at Brest-Lanveoc on 6 March, 1942, no further detail (A.Rosseels). Added: Remaining crew (3/6/42 incident): Werner Bibel, Met; Gefr Walter Herrmann, R/O and Gefr Helmut Schmidt, Gnr/Mech (absa3945). On 2 September, 1943, he was involved in a crash at the Brest-Lanveoc airfield w/o injuries to any of the crew. Remaining crew: Insp Werner Bibel, Met; Ofw Heinz Becker, R/O and Uffz Josef Peter, Gnr/Mech (absa3945).
329 Oertel, JohannUffz10/27/1919Weiden14/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 0228 "U5 + EE" (lost)Class "C" Glider Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 22/23 August, 1943 after being shot down during a night attack on Southeast England. The victor was a Mosquito of RAF No. 29 Sq., piloted by F/L C. Kirkland and P/O R.C. Raspin. The AC crashed into the sea 25 miles NE of Foreness Point, northeast of Margate, Kent. His R/O-Gunner, Fw Martin Kuefner, was also MIA.
330 Ott, KarlFw6/5/1917Schwarzenbach2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2632 (lost 11/22/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC the night of 21/22 November, 1940 in Brittany France; buried in the War Cem., Ploudaniel-Nesleven, Block 5/9/239. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: The loss occurred on the return from an operation at Liverpool. The ac struck the ground during a landing at Brest-Süd airfield, killing three of the crew. Remaining crew: Lt z.S. Herbert Becker (6/9/1917 Wilhelmshaven), Obs (KIC); Ogefr Johann Schmalfuss, R/O (Inj) and Uffz Heinrich Flossdorf (8/3/1914 Rölsdorf), Flt Engr (KIC). The two remaining deceased also buried Ploudaniel Lesneven; Becker 9/1/18 and Flossdorf 9/16/396 (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
331 Ottmer, MartinLt3/10/1918Lesse3/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2035 "TG + GW" (lost 3/3/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 3 March, 1941 during an escort mission over Ramsgate, England. He was shot down by P/O Campbell of RAF No. 54 Sq.. He bailed, however he was too low for his chute to open properly. His body was found at Ivychurch, near Tonbridge. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent, German Plot "O", Row 3, Gr 1 (M.Croft).
332 Pawelke, MartinUffzKIA 17 February, 1945 in the Hainleiter/Kyffhäuser area. He may not have been a pilot. Jager Blatt 2/2000.
333 Pelz, GerhardOgefr8/2/1920BartensteinKü.Fl.Gr.-106Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1291 (lost 12/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 18 December, 1941, crashing at the Morlaix airfield, after being attacked by fighters. Remaining crew (deceased bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, Blk 9, Row 52): Lt Hans Detlef Lindemann (geb 7/8/1918 Hamburg, bur Gr 1325), Obs; Uffz Fritz Grassmann (geb 9/23/1919 Berlin, bur Gr 1324, R/O and Uffz Eduard Martin, Gnr (no dispo). Pilot Ogefr Pelz buried Grave 1324 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
334 Peschel, MartinOfw4/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 440928 "White 17" (lost 6/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 June, 1944, reason and place unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
335 Peters, MartinUffz4(H)/12 (Africa)Bf 110E Werk # 2537 (lost 8/17/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 17 August, 1942 at the Derna airfield, due to a servicing fault while on a non-combat flight. Bf 110 Loss List
336 Pischke, MartinOblt7/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4365 "U5 + FR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 March, 1943 after suffering engine failure during operations near Edinburgh, and crashing at Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. The remainder of the crew managed to bail and became POWs.
337 Portz, MartinUffz110(Nacht)/JG-26Bf 109D & E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 35 km south southwest of Helgoland, 18 December, 1939.
338 Pöske, ErnstFw25/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 6/JG-3 (7/42)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10209 "Yellow & + -" (lost 7/22/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 July, 1942 at Rostow, no cause reported. His 1st known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 S of Woznika on 23 June, 1941. A 2nd, a DB-3 on 9 July, 1942. Magnus, 14 victories.
339 Ptepanov, Martin HeinzUffz7/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 12/17/44 in Upper Schlesia)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
340 Radislowich, MartinUffz12/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332419 (lost 1/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 January, 1945; crashed near Hofheim during a transfer flight, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
341 Rascher, GeorgUffz6/KG-53 (4/40 Ödheim)He 111H-2 Werk # 6818 "A1 + GP" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August. 1940: attacked by fighters during a raid on Radlett, Hertfordshire, he ditched the ac at sea off the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. The entire crew rescued from their dinghy and taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Roempert, Obs; Uffz Hans Wagner, R/O; Uffz Arthur Schall, Flt Engr & Uffz Gustav Keuerleben, Gnr (D.Drury).
342 Reichherzer, MartinFw27/JG-2Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7008 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 November, 1942 during aerial combat with enemy fighters and bombers near Dieppe. One known victory, a Spitfire at Sangatte on 16 April, 1942. Another Spitfire on 4 June, 1942. Werk # discrepancy: See Wk# 7008, an A-3, under the name of Paul Willer, KIA 18 November, 1942. Alternate spelling: Reicherzer.
343 Reichmann, HansLt2(F)/Ob.d.L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1195 "T5 + AM" (lost 2/22/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA at Stalingrad 22 February, 1942, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Shot down by a Soviet fighter on a mission to Stalingrad. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Martin Paul Karl Hartmann, Obs; Gefr Siegfried Bamessel, R/O and Gefr Heinrich Heilemann, Gnr. Fw Hartmann and Gefr Heilemann are the only names found on the VDK database, and are commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rossoschka, near Volgograd (D.Drury). NOTE: Wk# 1195, previously in another Recon Unit (pilot Fw Werner Hahne, 27 July, 1941), seems to be a recording error. Two Ju88D-1's with the same Werk # highly irregular.
344 Richter, GüntherLt11/19/1922WittenburgNJG-101 (6/43), 10/NJG-6 (12/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 180575 "2Z + CU" (lost 12/31/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 31 December, 1944; shot down by flak in the Bastogne area. Source: A. Rosseels. Most likely crashed in Luxembourg, possibly near the site of the Hans Jagusch crash. Source: Martin Fechner.
345 Richter, MartinUffz2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3606 "M2 + FK" (lost 12/7/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer, Oblt Günther Dollmann and one other unnamed crew 7 December, 1941, crashing at sea in the Bristol Channel, cause unknown, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
346 Richter, WolfgangOblt4/KG-4 (Fornebu) He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "5J + HM" (lost 4/19/40), He 111H-2 Werk # 5388 "5J + JM" (lost 4/25/40) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 25 April, 1940; attacked by Gladiators during an attack on the British airfield at Lake Lesjaskog, their damaged bomber made a force landing at Ansemtjönna. Remaining crew (unhurt): Ofw Martin Ziegler and Fw Augustin. One unnamed crew died, and was left in the ac. Ziegler and Augustin were killed resisting arrest a few days later. Richter shot himself after his arm had to be amputated (Flyvrak Norway). Pilot and unnamed crew unhurt 19 April, 1940, when on an armed recon mission, they made a force landing on the frozen Lake Mjösa due to engine failure. After awhile, the ac sank to the bottom of the lake (Flyvrak Norway).
347 Riegler, RudolfUffz4(F)/122 (Sarabus)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430405 "F6 + SM" (lost 6/3/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 3 June, 1943; shot down by a Soviet fighter in the Krymskaya-Krasnodar area. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Fritz Möllenhoff, Obs; Uffz Paul Krause, R/O and Gefr Martin Bänsch, Gunner. Wiki Luft data.
348 Rohrdantz, MartinHptm12/12/1914III/KG-3 ('39), Stfkpt 1/KG-1 (5/43), Kdr II/KG-1 (8/44)He 177EP (10/11/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver66 missions (LOCS)
349 Römermann, FriedrichUffz9/25/19132/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106Do 18D-2 (or G-1) Werk # 723 "M2 + JK" (lost 9/3/39)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 3 September, 1939, when he made involuntary contact with the sea in the vicinity of Baltrum, Lower Saxony, East Frisian Islands. The wreckage was located by the air traffic control ship "Günther Plüschow", but unable to locate the missing crew, who eventually washed ashore. Remaining crew: Resv Oblt Georg Müssig, Obs; Uffz Martin Schubert, Aux Obs/R/O and Uffz Ludwig Utzmeier, Flt Engr. Uffz Römermann buried in Minden-Nordfriedhof, Marienstrasse; Oblt Müssig buried in Neckargemünd, Field D, Row 2, Gr 62 and Uffz Utzmeier buried in Norderny, Ev.-Luth Friedhof, Blk A, Gr 32. No VDK listing for Uffz Schubert (D.Drury).
350 Rösch, FranzFw11/19/1910Plauen1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430670 "A6 + CH" (lost 7/8/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 8 July, 1943; failed to return from a Shetland operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Heinrich Geist, Observer; Uffz Hans Gülikers, R/O and Uffz Klaus von Allwörden, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Rösch. Added: sd by a British Martin of No.801 Sq. and crashed north of the Shetland Islands (Observer Loss List).
351 Rossmann, HansFw7/KG-55He 111 Werk # 2800 "G1 + FR" (lost 5/11/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 11 May, 1940; WIA in an exchange of gunfire during aerial combat with a French fighter of GC III/6, piloted by a Lt Martin at Chissey-sur-Loue. Remaining crew: Emmerich Kiesenhofer, Obs, (WIA?); Ernst Rieger, Gunner (WIA?); Gefr Hans Joachim Schmal, R/O (no disposition); and Ogefr Helmut Schenkenberg, Mech (POW). Kiesenhofer and Rieger were reported "felled to the ground by an exchange of gunfire...may have been killed. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
352 Rotter,MajIII/NJG-1Bf 110G-4Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Served with Martin Drewes.
353 Rysavy, MartinOblt10/24/191482/JG-26 (8/40), Stfkpt 2/JG-26 (6/41)Bf 109E "Red 6", Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3213 (lost 7/2/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 2 July, 1941. Shot down E of Calais by German 88-mm Flak! 177 combat missions. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane S of Faversham on 28 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane W of Dover on 29 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 70 km west Ras de Sein, 18 April, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire south of Hythe on 16 June, 1941. His 5th, a Hurricane northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 17 June, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire at Cape Gris Nez-Boulogne on 21 June, 1941. Nos. 7 & 8, both Spitfires SW of Dunkirk on 25 June, 1941. A pre-war veteran of JG-26. Added: 177+ missions (LOCS).
354 Saller, MartinFw12/JGr Süd (8/43), 3/JG-1 (1/44)Fw 190A-6 in 3/JG-1, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410194 "Yellow 3" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 January, 1944 opposing American bombers by Erlenbach near Eschweiler. He made a force landing at Räderreichen suffering severe burns. He was driven to a nearby house (Hückeswageners on Wassersturm Strasse) where he was treated by a Doctor. No known grave. From this point, there are no further details. One known victory, a B-17 10 km S of Lahn am Main on 17 August, 1943.
355 Schamberger, MartinFw1411/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5540 "Black 2" (lost 6/19/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 June, 1943, after his last victory, making a force landing in enemy territory, at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 26383. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 N of Surazh on 30 October, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-3 5 km W of Velikiye Luki on 3 December, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 10 km N of Velikiye Luki on 14 December, 1942. A 4th, another Il-2, same area, 16 December, 1942. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 15 January, 1943. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 16 January, 1943. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 27 January, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. A 10th & 11th, both Yak-1s on 13 April, 1943. Nos. 12 & 13, both LaGG-3s on 13 June, 1943. A 14th, a Yak-4 on 19 June, 1943.
356 Scharf, HeinzOgefr"Yellow Staffel" JG-5 (7/42)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7197 "Yellow 9" + Bomb (interned Switzerland 7/25/42), Bf 109G-6 (?) (dam 6/20/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident 20 June, 1944, suffering a broken neck, no further detail. Interned in Switzerland on 25 July, 1942 when he and Fw Martin Villing became lost in a thunderstorm during a transfer flight from France to Germany, and ultimately on to Africa. They were forced to reroute, and running low on fuel, landed at Bern-Belpmoos airfield. They and an Italian, Alfredo Porta, were repatriated in December, 1942, in exchange for a British crew. It is not known if Scharf returned to an operational status. Source: D.Drury
357 Schieck, MartinOfhr4/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (dam 8/5/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 5 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
358 Schied, AdolfStbsFw11/14/1913Augsburg9/KG-55He 111P Werk # 1619 "G1 + BT" (lost 5/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 May, 1941; sd by a night fighter, crashed at Withyham, Sussex. Schied bailed safely but died of wounds he received. Remaining crew: Lt Martin Reiser, Obs (POW); Ofw Leodegar Schuderer, R/O (geb 5/16/16, KIA) and Ofw Lorenz Huber, Flt Engr (geb1/10/15, KIA). The three deceased are buried at CC: Schied Blk 1, Row 5 Gr 141; Schuderer Blk 9, Row 7, Gr 43 and Huber Blk 9, Row 7, Gr 43 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
359 Schimscheimer, FriedrichUffz11/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 313 (lost 1/21/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at St Martin, near Trouville on 21 January, 1943 due to an engine fire in flight.
360 Schlenkhoff, WolfgangHptm Stfkpt 3.K/88 (8/37 Spain), Kdr 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel), Kdr Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (6/41) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2426 "M2 + CK" (lost 6/28/41) Spanish Cross, Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 28 June, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crash location believed to be the English Channel. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Martin Gerhard Bünz (or Büns), Obs; Uffz Albert Künze, R/O and Fw Johann Mühleck, Gnr. There are no VDK grave location matches (D.Drury)
361 Schlimpen, BernhardOblt1Stfkpt 1/NJG-101 (5/44), 11/NJG-101 (9/44), Stab II/NJG-3 (1/45 Schleswig) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621291 (lost 1/6/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Slightly injured the night of 5/6 January, 1945 during an operation, when the crew were forced to bail out in the vicinity of Ring Mark, 10km E of Bogense Denmark. No cause given. Remaining crew (both slightly injured): Fähnrich Alfred Wirthensohn, R/O and Karl Heinz Becker, Gunner. All were treated at a hospital in Odense. Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Frankfurt on 12 September, 1944.
362 Schludecker, Wilhelm 'Willi'Fw192010 Stf, 6 Stf & 3/KG-2 (4/41-7/42 Soesterberg)Do 217E-4s "U5 + AU"(10Stf), "U5 + HP"(6 Stf), Wk# 5473 "U5 + CL"(60% dam), Do 217E-4 Wk# 4252 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
WIA 24 July, 1942 when he was shot down near Gilze-Rijen Holland in Do 217E-4 Werk # 4252. His was the victim of F/Lt E.L. Peter McMillan, of RCAF No. 409 Sq., ending his flight operations. After spending 6 months in a hospital, he was assigned to instructor duties. During his career, he was shot down nine times and made 23 emergency landings. His last, a takeoff crash, 27/28 June, 1942, in Wk# 5473 at Evreux-Fauville airfield due to engine failure, injuring all the crew. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Reiss, Observer; Uffz Alfons Bemelmans, R/O and Ofw Heinrich Buhr, Gunner. Oblt Reiss, who was acting as Observer, was actually the Staffel Kapitan of this unit, 3/KG-2. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Schludecker flew 120 war flights; (32) over Britain, Russia and the Balkans and apologized to the residents of Bath and York in a Memorial service in April 2008. 417 civilians were killed in the Bath Raid in April, 1942. Schludecker was an electrical engineer in Cologne after the war (Martin Wainwright UK article). Daily Mail article about Schludecker flying in to UK to apologize
363 Schmid, MartinHptm4/30/1916Stfkpt 8/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141019 "3Z + FS" (lost 11/13/42)EP (1/4/43), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Hafen von Bougie 13 November, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: POW 13 November, 1942; sd into the sea off Djidjelli Algeria by AA fire and a Spitfire during an afternoon attack on Allied shipping (LOCS).
364 Schmiedt, HelmerMajGr.Kü.Fl.Schule-5, ParowBV 138C-1 Werk # 0310048 "BD + EJ" (95% damaged)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIC 9 June, 1942; takeoff accident at Sola See Norway airfield on a non-operational flight. Remaining crew: Hptm Elmer Blanke, Observer (WIC); Uffz Möbius, 2nd Observer (WIC); Ofw Bohnsack, R/O (WIC); Gefr Martin Schwartz, Gunner (WIC) and Uffz Franz Pöllath, Mech (KIC). Source: SIG Norway.
365 Schmitz, GustavFwIV/NJG-3Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620028 "D5 + AX" (lost 3/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspAC destroyed 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela, crashing at Sutton on Derwent, near Elvington, Yorkshire. Remaining crew (disposition not given): Ofw Hugo Böker and Fw Martin Bechter. Source: A. Rosseels.
366 Schmölzer, AmbrosUffz2/KG-2 (Cambrai France)Do 17Z Werk # 2425 "U5 + GK" (lost) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 26 August, 1940; shot down by Spitfires after attacking RAF Hornchurch Airdrome. On the return flight the AC experienced engine trouble on one engine and lagged behind, when both engines were put out of action, and made a force landing 2 miles southwest of Eastchurch, Kent. The Observer, Oblt Siegfried Hertel was killed in the crash. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Helmut Buhr, R/O and Maj. Martin Gutzmann, Gunner. Gutzmann was the Kdr of II/KG-2 at the time. Alternate spelling: Schmoelzer. Added: Oblt Hertel buried at CC, Plot 1, Row 11, Gr 440 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
367 Schneider, JoachimOblt5/KG-2Do 17Z-3 Werk # U5 + BN" (lost 9/8/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp POW/WIA 8 September, 1940 when his ac was in close proximity to the ac of Oblt Martin Ziems when it exploded, and crashed near Farningham Road Station, Darenth, Kent. Remaining crew (all POW/WIA): Uffz Josef Schumacher, Ogefr Hans Hoffmann and Flg Willi Kohl (D.Drury). Note: LOCS suggests the pilot may have been repatriated, perhaps due to his wounds.
368 Schneider, MartinLt2/28/1921 3(F)/Aufklgr. Ob.d.L. (Luga-Gostkino) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1648 "T5 + HL" (lost 4/25/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 25 April, 1942, when their ac failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Vologda, Vologda Oblast , Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Johannes Beyer, Obs; Uffz Wilfried Zimmer, R/O and Ogefr Willi Goslar, Gnr (D.Drury).
369 Schneiderbauer, ErnstOblt10/10/1917Schaerding3/KG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Do 217E-4 Wk# 4397 (lost 2/7/43), Do 217E-4 Wk# 4541 "U5 + BL" (lost 3/11/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 11 March, 1943 after being bracketed by searchlights over Teesside, and were shot down by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq., piloted by F/Lt John Willson, crashing at Great Stainton. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Martin Hoffmann, Observer, Uffz Hans Weber, wireless operator and Ofw Gregor Eilbrecht, gunner. The entire crew bailed successfully with wounds, and were promptly captured. Earlier, he crashed his Wk# 4397 at Ulicoten Holland, WNW of Baarle-Nassau, on 7 February, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart).
370 Scholz, MartinFw6/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1765 "4D + DP" (lost 2/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 24 February, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List)
371 Schönhoff, MartinUffz3/KG-3Ju 88A-4 & A-14
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
372 Schoob, MartinOfw2/NJG-1 (10/43 Venlo) Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4379 "G9 + GK" (75% dam 10/17/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His D-3 crashed at Grubbenvorst Holland, north of Venlo, on 17 October, 1943, due to a servicing fault, pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Crashed on landing. Both Ofw Schoob and his R/O[Gnr, Gefr P.Neidhardt KIC and buried Ysselsteyn, M-3-72 and M-3-73 respectively (SGLO).
373 Schrader, MartinUffz8/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3987 "B3 + RS" (lost 6/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at the Bone harbor 30 June, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
374 Schramm, MartinLt1914Stabs Kp./Sch.G-1 ('42), Stfkpt 3/SG-101 (9/43), Stfkpt 5/SG-101 (10/44)Bf 109E-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/4/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS
375 Schröder, Ludwig MartinLt9/4/1923Greifswald/Eberswald, Brdbg. 12, 10 & 9/LG-1 (12/41), Stffuh 8/LG-1 (8/43 Kastelli/Iraklion, Crete) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550404 "L1 + CS" (lost 12/13/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze(4/16/43)
MIA with unnamed crew on a night mission in the Bari Harbor, southern Italy, 13 December, 1943, cause unknown. Began his Luftwaffe career in 1941 (Ju 88 Loss List & Oakleaf Militaria Soldbuch). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Josef Hardt, Obs; Uffz Heinz Friedrich, R/O and Uffz Gottfried Spalt, Gnr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Schroeder.
376 Schröpfer, MartinUffz9/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 16 May, 1940 in aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF No. 615 Sq., at Buggenhout, NE of Brussels. Interned in Canada. Also spelled Schroepfer.
377 Schulz, MartinLtTG unitJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
378 Schulze, MartinFw31/JG-301Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27/28 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Cambrai area, possibly a Mosquito of RAF No. 25 Sq. (Boiten). One known victory, his 1st, a "4 mot" over northern France on 5 July, 1944. His 2nd, another "4 mot", same day, W of Paris. His 3rd, a B-26 at Pont Remy on 8 July, 1944.
379 Schumann, MartinMajStfkpt 9/KG-4 (4/40), Stfkpt Erg/KG-30 (2/41), Kdr IV/KG-30 (4/41), Kdr III/KG-30 (7/41-6/42)He 111 Werk # Unk "5J + AT" (lost 4/24/40), Ju 88A Werk # Unk "5J + AT" (lost 5/24/40)Wound Badge (5/24/40), Bomber Operational ClaspPOW briefly 24 April, 1940 when he was sd by a Skua of No.803 Sq. north of Dombas, force landed on the Holum Farm, Dovre Norway. WIA 24 May, 1940 when he crashed at Quackenbrück due to engine failure on takeoff (LOCS).
380 Schuster, MartinUffz2/13/192214/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 352519 "Black 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 over Hesepe/Oldenburg.
381 Schwarz, MartinLt2(F)/122 (Frosinone, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 110161 "F6 + UK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 29 July, 1943; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over western Sicilian harbors. R/O Uffz Franz Prandstötter also MIA. Wiki Luft data.
382 Schwarz, VincentUffz5/Bordflieger Gr-196 (Hommelvik See)Ar 196A-2 Werk # 0064 (lost 8/19/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 19 August, 1940; while flying his ship-borne ac and searching for another lost Ar 196 Wk# 0053 (pilot Uffz Martin Eichborn) from the same unit, he crashed into the mountainside at Midsundvatnet, Otröy. His Observer, Lt.z.See, Ulrich Burk, was also KIC (Flyvrak Norway).
383 Siegel, MartinUffz22/NJG-2Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9/10 June, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing 4 km east of Harfleur, near Le Harve. Source: T. Boiten.
384 Skazedonik, FranzLt7/26/1923Hohenmauthen Steiermark4/NJG-2Bf 110F-4Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 29 January, 1944 during an operational flight by Rhaunen, near Kirn, when he rammed another Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4704 "NL + SFD". His R/O, Uffz Hans Becker survived with wounds. Jager Blatt article.
385 Sommer, JohannesFwStab/KG-1He 111H-3 Werk # 5606 "V4 + FA" (lost 9/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew 11 September, 1940 when his ac was sd by AA fire and Spitfires of Nos.66 & 74 squadrons. The ac made a force landing at Broomhill, East Guldeford, Sussex, where the crew set it onfire. Remaining crew (POW): Lt Otto Behn (or Behm), Obs; Uffz Paul Moeck (or Möck), R/O (WIA); Uffz Gerhard Arndt, Flt Engr (WIA) and Gefr Martin Männich, Gnr (WIA) (D.Drury). Obs
386 Speigl, MartinOfw1/20/1915AmbergFlight Instructor Sch.Kp./Blindflugschule-4 (Kastrup)Ju 52/3m Werk # 4039 (lost at sea)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 14 July, 1941, crashing into the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Sweden, near Kögebukten, during a training mission. Swedish AA guns did fire at a German AC at Trelleborg on this date, and Speigls AC may have been the one on the receiving end, and causing the crash. His body washed ashore 6 August, 1941 at Kögebukten, near Ystad, and was buried at Trelleborg Sweden on 9 August, 1941. Two other crewmen from this flight were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery in Denmark; Uffz Heinz Rutenberg, a student R/O (born 1/18/1917 Güstrow) and Uffz Hans Thalec, R/O Instr (born 10/28/1916 Leoben/Steiermark). Two others remain MIA, both student pilots; Uffz Helmut Wirth (born 11/4/1917 Orteisburg) and Gefr Viktor Lechner (born 1/19/1920 Senzenberg). Source: B.Widfeldt
387 Spille, WalterFw23/NJG-1 (8/42 Venlo) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2694 "G9 + BL" (lost 8/28/42)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA the night of 27/28 August, 1942 during aerial combat. His Bf 110 crashed at Reeuwijk Holland, north of Gouda (DeSwart & Benton). Added: His R/O-Gnr, Uffz J.Becker, was also killed; both buried at Yssel, Fw Spille M-2-30 and Uffz Bcker M-2-31 (SGLO). One known victory, a "4 Mot Flgz." 500 m south of Maeseyck on 1 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Wellington 400 m south of Lierop on 12 August, 1942.
388 Stadermann, WaldemarOblt1/3/1916Gotha-Siebleben6/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4362 (dam 8/14/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8581 "3Z + FP" (lost 2/15/42) RK(11/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/14/41)
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 15 February, 1942 over Malta, while dive bombing Luga airfield, hit by British flak near Zurrieg. Two of the crew managed to escape the plunging ac by parachute, but only Obs Ofw Walter Hesse survived, to be captured by the British. Stadermann and R/O Ofw Albert Stahl were posted MIA. Gnr Uffz Martin Knoblach had been KIA prior to the crash. Wk# 4362 was hit by AA fire near Lichkovo, he and crew suffered minor injuries. Remaining crew: Lt Walter Finger, Observer; Fw Albert Stahl, R/O and Fw Bruno Arndt, Gnr..70 AC destroyed on the ground. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: Pilot KIA and buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
389 Stahlberg, MartinGefr8/JG-54Bf 109G-6 Werk# 410875 "Black 13" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 March, 1944 in a Mid-air collision with another G-6, Werk# 410136 over Lüneburg Germany.
390 Stahlschmidt, Manfred "Martin"Lt5/JG-5 (6/43), Stab II/JG-5 (8/43), Stfkpt in 5/JG-5 (9/43 Finland)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13926 (55% dam 8/14/43), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13504 "Blk <" (lost 9/20/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 September, 1943; shot down by Soviet fighters at Kongsoyfjorden near Varde. WIC/ MIA briefly 14 August, 1943; non-operational landing accident at Salmijärvi Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway. He has been referred to as Martin and Manfred by SIG Norway.
391 Stalp, ErichUffz6/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5543 "Black ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 July, 1941 by return fire from Martin Bombers near Gostizy. Magnus lists his Given Name as Erwin with 5 victories.
392 Steffens, Hans JoachimLt105/JG-51 (11/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12683 "Black 10" (lost 7/30/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1941 by Soviet I-16s of the 32 Fighter Aviation Regt. while attacking Soviet bombers north of Bobruisk. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane N of Margate on 7 November, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire 12 km west of Le Touquet, 5 March, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, three Martin B-26s on 24 June, 1941. Two DB-3s and a DB-5 on 30 June, 1941. An I-15 Rata and a Pe-2 on 3 July, 1941. Magnus, 22 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 22 victories.
393 Stegmann, MartinOfhr2/JG-4 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332376 "Black 6" (lost 2/8/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 February, 1945 at Eichberg; hit while making a low-level attack (Bf 109 Loss List & JG-4 List).
394 Stein, Hans MartinLt12/11/19201Stffüh 9/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440117 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 4/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 April, 1944; crashed at Leobersdorf after being hit by B-24 return fire during combat. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Weyer Markt on 2 April, 1944.
395 Steinbock, MartinUffz2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0187 "9V + LK" (lost 5/31/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 31 May, 1944, when flying as Co-pilot, his damaged ac crashed into a mountain in the vicinity of Posada de Llanes, Asturias, Spain, killing the entire crew. Steinbock buries in the War Cem. Cuacos de Yuste, Row 6, Gr 107 (D.Drury). See pilot Lt Heinz Ernst for further detail.
396 Stempel, WernerOfhr6/12/19241/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk# 500393 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945; Combat with a B-26, a P-47 and a P-51 in the area of Mainz. Mombeek MIA List. Update: Bailed safely, but fell into the Lahn River, and presumably drowned. He is buried in a local cemetery at Stockhausen, 13 km west of Wetzlar (Claudio Becker).
397 Strelow, HansLt3/26/1922Berlin68II/JG-51 (2/42), Stafkpt 5/JG-51 (3/42 Szolzy, S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8239 "Black 10" (lost 5/22/42) RK(3/18/42)-EL(3/24/42)
EP(10/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 May 1942 in "Blacl 10" by Uspenskoje, southwest of Tula, after shooting down his last victim, a Russian Pe 2. As the Pe 2 was falling, the tail gunner shot down Strelows aircraft (Blk 10) and he parachuted, landing east of Mszensh, 9 km behind the front lines. Surrounded by Russian soldiers, he shot himself. This was his first mission after returning from a leave after receiving the RK. This happened often to other pilots after returning from leave. On 18 March, 1942, he shot down seven aircraft! At age 20 in March of 1942, he was the youngest EL holder in the entire Wehrmacht! 200+ missions, all victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. Two Pe-2s and an I-18 on 30 August, 1941. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Photo
398 Struck, KarlFw8/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # 801705 "1H + AS" (lost 5/30/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 May, 1944; his ac crashed at Malgrat Barcelona, Spain, killing the entire crew, believed lost at sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Kühn, Obs; Uffz Josef Swoboda, R/O and Uffz Martin Wagenknecht, Flt Engr (bur IM at Cuacos de Yuste). Source: D.Drury.
399 Such, Wilhelm AugustFw7/14/1917KönigsbergKG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 3148 "V4 + D?" (lost 4/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 9/10 April, 1941 during an attack on Coventry, cause unknown. The ac crashed into the English Channel. The pilot's body washed ashore on the Goodwin Sands off Kent, and he was buried at sea. He is memorialized at the Laboe Naval Memorial. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Konrad Martin, Obs; Uffz Karl Pauly, R/O and Fw Willi Leisegang, Flt Engr. One source identifies the Observer as Martin Konrad (D.Drury).
400 Sy, Erwin PaulMaj8/21/1915Angermünde4(K)/LG-1 (9/39), Stab II/LG-1 (Med 2/41), Stfkpt 4/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 86, He 111H Werk # Unk "L1 + EM" (dam 5/10/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2203 (50% dam 2/4/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8610 "L1 +BA" (lost 12/2/42) RK(5/22/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/2/42)
EP(4/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Shortly after receiving his RK, he and his crew were sd during an attack on the fortress of Tobruk on 2 December, 1942 in Wk# 8610, buried Derna Cem.. Remaining crew (KIA):his Commander, Obstlt Franz von Benda, Obs; Fw Ernst Neumeister, R/O and Fw Ewald Bauer, Gnr.. Sy and his Gunner, Uffz Ewald Bauer were WIA when attacked by Hurricanes near Malta on 4 February, 1941. 300 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: On 10 May, 1940, his He 111 made a forced landing on the beach near Calais-Marck 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, Sy, the observer on this flight, was captured unhurt. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt Horst Merkwitz, Pilot; Fw Bruno Falkenhagen, R/O and Fw Rudolf Martin, Flt Engr (WIA). All POW's repatriated soon after (D.Drury).

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