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3201 Pissot, Otto52/JG-54 (4/44 S.U.), 11/JG-3 (8/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 August, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 3 April, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 11 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 5th, and on the date of his death, a B-24 at Ehrwald/Zügspitz on 3 August, 1944.
3202 Pistor, PeterOfw2(F)/100 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430506 "T5 + LK" (lost 8/5/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Ssalsk-Kotelnikowo 5 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
3203 Pistor, WernerLt34/ZG-76 (5/45 Roth) Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3111 (lost 9/25/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His Wk# 3111 reported lost 25 September, 1940 when Pistor crashed at Wurzburg while on a domestic flight, no mention of injuries (Bf 110 Loss List). His first known victory, a Spitfire in the Aldershot area on 30 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at London on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km SE of London on 15 September, 1940. Added: KIC in the crash (LOCS).
3204 Pittmann, Hellmut HansUffz7/30/1923Schwabach11/JG-26 (joins 7/43)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410234 "Black 15" (lost), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5555 "White 3" (lost 10/22/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 October, 1943 when, blinded by the sun, he hit a church steeple and crashed in Antwerp while looking for the airfield. Buried Lille-Harbourdin, Block 5/2/61, next to Raimund Rösner (Rosseels). WIA 15 September, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 15" with B-26 escort Spitfires. His AC sustained engine damage and he managed to crash land atNivillers, destroying the AC and breaking many bones. One known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No 131 Sq. at Bergen-op-Zoom, N of Walcheren, on 18 August, 1943. Author Caldwell has the name as Hans, and later Helmut, both claiming the same victory, so I am assuming Hans & Hellmut are one in the same. His Obit card uses the name Hellmut.
3205 Pittroff, FritzUffz4/StG-77 (Channel) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5600 "S2 + LM" (lost 8/8/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp POW 8 August, 1940; shot down while attacking Convoy CW9, codenamed Peewit, at St Lawrence, the Isle of Wight, by P/O Parrott of No.145 Sq,. Pittroff was able to make an emergency landing near Ventnor. His R/O, Uffz Rudolf Schubert (geb 8/29/20), however, was killed in the action. Schubert buried in CC, Plot 8, Row 2, Gr 34 (Ju 87 Loss List, M.Croft & D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3206 Piwowarski, HelmutUffz 1/JG-1 (7/42 Reich Def), 3/JG-1 (8/42 Jever), JG-53 (4/43) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9628 (50% dam 7/1/42), Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14149 (85% dam 8/14/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (4/18/43)
His G-1 crashed at Jever on 14 August, 1942 due to engine damage, pilot OK. Force landed his F-2 at Terschelling on 1 July, 1942 as a result of engine damage, pilot OK (Bf 109 Loss List). Information found on Gold Operational Clasp document in Littlejohn book.
3207 Planer, HerbertOblt162/JG-52 (5/43-11/43 S.U.), Stffüh 9/JG-11 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15579 "Black 7" (lost 7/19/43; Injured, overturned on landing at Kuteinikowo), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20590 "Yellow 3" (lost 11/12/43; WIA, combat w/Yak-9, bailed safely), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960464 "White 15 + I" (lost 12/23/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down at Reudelsterz by Mayen 23 December, 1944 by P-47s as he was attacking B-26s of 387th & 394th BGs. The B-26s were targeting the marshalling yards at Mayen. Pilot disposition unknown. Believed KIA. A 4/1997 Jager Blatt article suggests he is buried in a mismarked grave in Kruft/Rheinland Cemetery. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 7 May, 1943, while serving in JG-52. Another, a Yak-9 on 12 November, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a Pe-2 on 20 April, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 May, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 July, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 July, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944. A 9th, a U-2 on 25 July, 1944. Nos. 10 & 11, a Yak-9 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 July, 1944. Nos. 12 & 13, both Il-2s (m.H.) on 5 August, 1944. A 14th, a P-40 on 16 August, 1944. Nos. 15 & 16, an Il-2 and a P-40 on 17 August, 1944.
3208 Pläschke, FritzUffz47/JG-53 (6/44), 10/JG-53 (9/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461513 "White 2 + I" (lost 11/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 in the Biethingen area. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Gavignan/Rieti Italy on 13 June, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (e.v.) at Soltau on 24 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Templin-Berlin on 12 September, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 NW of Pforzheim on 29 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Plaschke.
3209 Platen-Hallermund, Rudolf Graf vonOblt2/18/19121/KG-3Do 17Z Werk # 2807 "5K + JH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1940, his Dornier crashing near Manhay, buried Lommel, Block 49/140. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
3210 Plauer, GeorgUffz5/ZG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6406 "S9 + GN" (lost 8/21/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 21 August, 1943 during aerial combat, location not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
3211 Plenzat, KurtLt1/17/1914Insterburg Ostpreussen42/StG-2, Stfkpt 2/SG-2 (8/44 S.U.)Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 RK(9/19/43)-EL(1/24/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/20/42)
EP(10/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bmbr & Assault Oper.Clasps w/Pend
Channel pilot. 1234 missions, including about 600 with the Fw 190. Shot down 7 times, all crash landings. 3 victories with the Ju 87; 1 with the Fw 190. Destroyed about 80 tanks and achieved numerous hits on Soviet and English warships. His first known victory, a Soviet IaR-38 (this is probably the Soviet Flying Regt. No.) on 25 August, 1944. Deceased 17 November, 1998. September,
3212 Plewa, RobertOblt68/JG-300, 2/JG-300, Stffüh in Stab/JG-300 (9/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20627 (lost 9/30/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 29/30 September, 1943 near Bonn-Hangelar due to lack of fuel (Boiten). Three known victories, a Lancaster and two Halifax at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax W of Mannheim on 23 September, 1943. two Stirlings at Hannover on 27 September, 1943. Alternate spelling: Plena (AC Loss List).
3213 Plewig, WaldemarMaj1/6/1911Ostrowo, PolandIII/StG-2, Stfkpt in II/StG-77, Kdr II/StG-77 (5/40 Cologne-Butzweilerhof, 8/40 Caen-Carpiquet)Ju 87B-2 "S2 + A?" (lost 8/8/40) RK(12/14/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
British POW 8 August, 1940, after being shot down at sea with wounds by Hurricanes of RAF No. 145 Squadron southwest of the Isle of Wight, after attacking shipping. His gunner, Fw Kurt Schauer, missing at sea (D.Drury). Promoted to Major as a POW on 1 April, 1942. His RK was sent to him and awarded by his captors, with full military honors, after he was in captivity. Exact number of missions is unknown, approximately 200. Deceased 10 September, 1983 Mooregge (P. Bastin).
3214 Plücker, Karl-HeinzOblt42JG-1, 3/JG-52 (7/43), 2/JG-52 (1/44), 1/JG-52 (5/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18598 "White 4" (lost 5/10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 May, 1944; shot down by flak 4 km NNE of Grigoriopol, 130 km NW of Odessa. His first known victory, an Il-4 on 5 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 18 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 4 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 20 August, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 23 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 August, 1943. A P-39 on 28 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 September, 1943. A Yak-1 on 21 September, 1943. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 24 September, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 27 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 10 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and two Yak-1s on 6 January, 1944. Two Yaks on 8 January, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 16 January, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 January, 1944. A P-39 on 27 January, 1944. An R-5 on 11 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 13 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 10 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 20 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 23 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 March, 1944. A P-39, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 15 April, 1944. A P-39 on 17 April, 1944. A P-39 on 25 April, 1944. A P-39 on 29 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 2 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories.
3215 Plume, HeinzLtIII/ZG-26Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1941 during aerial combat with a P-40 of SAAF No 2 Sq., piloted by Lt. Pennell, near Tobruk. His gunner, Fw Weist, was also killed.
3216 Poetschk, GerhardUffz912/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 September, 1943 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 on 8 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 15 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. An 8th, a Boston SE of Tschernetschik on 5 August, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2(m.H.) NE of Kobylskaja on 7 August, 1943.
3217 Poggensee, ErwinUffz4/LG-1 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "L1 + BM" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 15 August, 1940; shot down by Hurricanes piloted by F/O William Clyde and F/O Michael Doulton, of No 601 Sq.. The ac crashed neat Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury). Added: Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Erwin Kusche, Obs; Uffz Horst Burkhardt, R/O and Uffz Rudolf Müller, Gnr (D.Drury).
3218 Pohl, OttkarFw202/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.), 1/JG-77 (7/42), 3/JG-77 (10/42)Bf 109F & G (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, His first known Soviet victory, two Yak-1s on 2 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 10 June, 1942. Two I-16 Ratas on 19 June, 1942. His 7th, a Spitfire V over Malta on 14 July, 1942. He recorded four more of the Spitfire Vs between 22 July and 8 August, 1942, also over Malta. On 13 October, 1942, he downed a Spitfire V, now in 3/JG-77. His 15th was a P-40 on 30 October, 1942. In Sicily, he downed a Spitfire on 1 July, 1943. His 19th, a Spitfire on 1 July, 1943, and his 20th, a P-40E on 2 July, 1943.
3219 Pohland, HeinzFw51(J)/LG-2Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 February, 1941. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Le Ferte Milon, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire near Dover on 24 August, 1940. Magnus.
3220 Pohle, HelmutHptm9/4/1907ErfurtKdr I/KG-25 (9/39, later became KG-30), Kdr I/KG-30 (10/39 Westerland)Ju-88A-1 "4D + AK" (lost 10/16/39) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp POW (in Canada) 16 October, 1939 after successfully bombing the British ship, Southhampton. Struck by flak and then finished off by 5 Spitfires of RAF No. 602 Sq.. Wounded, he splashed into the sea, with three crewmen, off Crail, in the mouth of Firth of Forth, County Fife. He was the second German AC brought down over Britain since WWI (the fist was Oblt Sigmund Storp, brother of later famed bomber pilot, Walter Storp). Remaining crew: Fw Werner Weise, Obs, MIA; Uffz Kurt Naake, R/O, KIA and Gefr August Schleicher, Gnr, WIA & DOW later. Naake's body not recovered; Schleicher buried CC/3/15/477. Correction/additions by D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Pöhle.

Pohle crewmembers' funeral at Joppa Cemetery, Edinburgh, they were re-interned post war in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, England.

Cannock Chase
3221 Pöhlmann, HerbertOfw26/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/23/44 at Vienna)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Vienna Austria (JG-300 Loss List). WIA 26 July, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters near Mürzzuschlag . Hospitalized at Neunkirchen. One known victory, a B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Berlin area on 6 August, 1944.
3222 Pohlmann, KarlLt1Stab II/JG-53 (2/44 Reich Def), 8/44 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410676 (lost 2/25/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780788 "Black <3 + -" (lost 8/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed by partisansI after crash landing 15km west of Romilly on 23 August, 1944. WIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat near Strass, most like from return fire from his B-24 victim; officially, "resaon unknown" (Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 8 km NE of Strass on 25 February, 1944.
3223 Pöhs, Joachim 'Joschi' aka 'Josef' Oblt3/14/1912Altkettenhof bei Wien (Vienna)43Austrian Air Force, 4/JG-54 (8/40), 2/JG-76 then became 5/JG-54 (Russia), EKdo-16 (12/43)Bf 109E in 2/JG-76 & 4/JG-54, Bf 109F-2 "Black 9" (8/41 in 5/JG-54), Me 163
RK(8/6/41)
Austrian Order

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)
EP(8/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 December, 1943 in Bad Zwischenahn, testing the Me 163. 40 victories in the East (Operation Barbarossa). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Fairey Battle on 20 May, 1940, no location. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dover-Lympne area on 12 August, 1940. A 4th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 28 August, 1940. Nos.5 & 6 (referred to as 6 & 7 by OKL), both Spitfires near London on 27 September, 1940. About 300 combat missions. Photo


Fritz Wendel - Pöhs - Jochen Marseille discuss Me 262
3224 Polak, HeinzOfw78/JG-53 (8/43 Sicily), 11/JG-53 (9/44) (4/45 Kirrlach- Wiesenthal)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 10888 "Black 8 + I" (lost 6/7/43), Bf 109K-4 (dam 4/4/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-40; emergency landing at Pantelleria (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-25 9 km north of Capri, 27 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 in the Gulf of Venezia Italy on 9 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-38 S of Dülmen on 26 September, 1944. His 6th & 7th, both P-47s on 22 February, 1945. On 4 April, 1945 he crashed his K-4 near Kirrlach after suffering engine damage during an intercept mission, his disposition not known (Klaus Deschner).
3225 Polscher, WolfgangUffz26 & 4/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1314 "Black < + -" (lost 8/21/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 August, 1941 by a Soviet I-153 fighter east of Jagorlyskji, who proceded to machine gun and kill Polscher as he hung in his chute. Per the BF 109 Loss List, he was reported to have bailed safely, however, his chute failed to open.
3226 Pomberger, Uffz115/JG-54Bf 109F, Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 7 August, 1942. A 2nd, an I-180 on 28 August, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 15 km E of Lyschtkovo on 19 September, 1942. A 4th an Il-2 on 31 October, 1942. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 4 December, 1942. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, An Il-2 and two Il-7s on 13 July, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. Nos. 10 & 11, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 4 August, 1943.
3227 Pommerening, AlfredUffz5/28/19154(F)/11 (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1146 "6M + GM" (lost 8/6/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Oblt Siegfried Schulze (or Schulz) and two other unnamed crew 6 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed were Uffz R.Wimmich, R/O and Uffz A.Necke, Gnr. No VDK matches, however, Uffz Pommerening is commemorated in the memorial book at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
3228 Ponnath,FhjFw46/SG-1 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F
EK 1 & 2 Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 16 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 17 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 13 October, 1944.
3229 Popescu-Ciocanel, GheorgeHptmRomania1449th Romanian Jager Staffel, Kdr 9 VanIAR 80, IAR 81, Bf 109E, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 July, 1944; DOW 12 August, 1944 (H. Breuer). Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.
3230 Poppenburg, WernerOblt.6/20/1920Bergholzhausen27/KG-51 (10/41 S.U.), TO II/KG-101, 10/JG-301 (11/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-301 (12/44)JU 88A-4 Werk # unk "9K + AD" (8/23/42 in 7/KG-51), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205913 "White 2" (lost 12/5/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/7/42)
EP(8/28/42)


EK 1 & 2
Bomber & Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s near Angermünde in "White 2". Two known victories, both B-24s S of Hannover on 26 November, 1944 (OKL). Another source, Rene Millert, states Poppenburg downed three B-24s in five minutes this date. Rene confirms the award of DK-G, EP, Russian Front Medal, Romanian Medal Against Communisn and the Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold for 216 missions in KG-51. While in KG-51, on 23 August, 1942, he rescued Maj Ernst Bibra (RK 12/23/42) and crew who had been hit by flak and made an emergency landing behind Russian lines. Poppenburg most likely qualified for a Fighter Operational Clasp also. Buried Pinnow (Brandenburg) & Photo Credit, J.Mückler 5/2019.
3231 Porscher,Uffz17/JG-51Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 2 August, 1942.
3232 Porth, Friedrich Heinrich?Fw312/JG-3 (Med)Bf 109G-6/w Werk# 18620 "Yellow W + ~" (lost 9/2/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 September, 1943; Combat with a P-38, 100km south of Capri. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his first, a B-24 over southern Italy, 16 August, 1943. His 2nd & 3rd were P-38s in the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. Magnus named him Freidrich, OKL names him Heinrich.
3233 Postelt, ManfredObltStfkpt II/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2334 (lost 8/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1942 making an emergency landing in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4706 due to groundfire. Ju 87 Loss List
3234 Pöstges, HansLt192331/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)7274 "White 10" (lost 8/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 August, 1943 after aerial combat over Map Quadrant 41552. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 20 August, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 23 August, 1943, just days before his death. His 3rd, and last known victory, an La-5 on 26 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Postges.
3235 Pöter, Helmut2, 8, 6/Seenot Staffels (4/42 to 8/43)Wound Badge
Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
Flugbuch. Wounded 19 August, 1943.
3236 Potjans, LeoOblt2Erg/JG-Süd (8/42 Germany), 6/JG-53 (6/43)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8224 (40% dam 8/20/42), Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 20 August, 1942, overturned on landing at the Mannheim-Dandhofen airfield due to a servicing fault. One known victory in Sicily, His 1st, a Spitfire 10 km south of Vittone on 20 June, 1943. His 2nd, a P40E 50 km south of Cape Granitola on 8 July, 1943.
3237 Pott, FranzUffz192331/JG-54Fw 190A-8
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 September, 1944, however there is so little detail in the Klein Report. His one known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 26 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 28 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 24 September, 1944.
3238 Potthast,Uffz25/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first two known victories were Blenheims at Map Quadrant 44/66/o5 East on 19 August, 1941. This may be Friedrich in Night Fighters later in the war.
3239 Potthast, E.Fw8/NJG-2Do 217J Werk # 1287 (lost 8/4/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at the Gilze Rijen Holland airfield on 4 August, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
3240 Potthast, Friedrich FritzLt115/ZG-76, 10/NJG-1 (8/43), 12/NJG-1 (2/44), 11/NJG-1 (3/44)Bf 110, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21/22 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Sourbrodt-Malmedy (Boiten). Eight victories were bombers. One known victory, a Wellington 4 km S of Delft on 31 August, 1943. Two Lancasters on 20 February, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 2 km S of Wieste on 6 March, 1944. An 8th, a "4 mot" 10 km N of Venlo on 24 March, 1944. A Halifax by Maastricht on 28 April, 1944. A Halifax 1 km S of Courtrai on 9 May, 1944. A Lancaster 4 km SE of Lille on 10 May, 1944. Also spelled Pottharst by another source.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Halifax LK798 1944-05-4 Paradie Archive
3241 Potzel, ArnoLt189 & 7/JG-77 (1/42 S.U. & N. Africa), Stab II/JG-77, 9/JG-77 (4/44)Bf 109F & G (Trop)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, an "unidentified AC" on 19 January, 1942. Two I-153s on 23 January, 1942. A MiG-3 and an SB-2 on 5 February, 1942. A triple on 15 May, 1942; two LaGG-3s and an Il-2. His 13th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 7 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 15 July, 1942. A P-2 on 21 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 29 September, 1942. One known Desert victory, his 16th, a P-38 on 8 January, 1943. His 17th, a P-40 on 7 April, 1943. His 18th, most likely, a B-24 over southern Italy, 21 August, 1943. The OKL indicates "well shot up". A B-17 on 24 April, 1944. An 18th by OKL (later) a B-24 E of Pitesti on 5 May, 1944.
3242 Potzsche,Fw16/SG-77 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 at Baranov on 4 August, 1944.
3243 Pracht, HeinzFw3(F)/33 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430173 "8H + LL" (lost 8/6/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
3244 Prager, HansLt4/30/1918235/JG-26 (2/44), Sftkpt 7/JG-26 (8/44), Stfkpt 11,10, 9, 15 & 14/JG-54(2/45), JV-44, JG-26 (5/45)Fw 190A-6, 7 & 8 in JG-26, Fw 190D-9 "Yellow ?" (lost in JG-54)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Prager was Stfkpt 11/JG-54 at the Bulge. On 21 February, 1945, his D-9 was listed as lost in aerial combat, colliding with an American P-47s near Varrelbusch, Germany. He claimed this as a victory. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 E of Paris on 6 February, 1944 while serving in 5/JG-26. A P-51 southeast of Caen on 17 June, 1944, called his 3rd in the Perry Claims. His 4th, a Spitfire at Caen on 4 July, 1944. Another Spitfire, same day, NW of Lisieux. A Spitfire in the center of Caen on 7 July, 1944. His 7th, a P-47 N of Rambouilett on 15 August, 1944. A P-47 at Foret de Brotonne on 20 August, 1944. A Spitfire at Foret Ermenonville on 23 August, 1944. A P-47 in the Osnabrück area on 8 November, 1944. Two P-47s on 13 February, 1945; one near Nassau, the other near Montabauer, while in 9/JG-54. His 16th, a P-47 N of Babenhausen on 21 February, 1945. His 17th, a P-51 at Osnabrück on 19 March, 1945, while in 15/JG-26. His 20th, a Tempest 5 km SW of Münster on 28 March, 1945. 14 victories in JG-26. Deceased 7 October, 2003.
3245 Prang, Hans4/23/1915LG-2, JG-51Bf 109 in JG-51Fighter Operational ClaspDeceased 16 August, 1999. Jager Blatt Obit.
3246 Preikschat, AloisUffz9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110303 (lost 8/15/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew 15 August, 1943 at Bolkotino after being hit by flak. Ju 87 Loss List
3247 Preinfalk, AlexanderOfw2/6/1920Baku, Kaukasus85JG-51, 5/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.,1/43), 6/JG-53 (8/44; 12/44 Malmsheim)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7613 "Black 14" (10% dam 7/12/42; WIA combat, radiator dam, force land), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 165741 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 1212/44) RK(10/14/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(9/13/42)
Wound Badge(7/12/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 December, 1944 near Bruchsal when he was shot down by Thunderbolts in "Yellow 7" and bailed out too late. 50 victories in the East. His 16th victory, a Soviet unnamed AC on 9 June, 1942. His 30th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 12 July, 1942. Two Il-2s on 31 July, 1942. Six victories on 6 August, 1942; four Pe-2s and two MiG-1s. Another quad, an Il-2, a Yak-1 and two MiG-1s on 12 August, 1942. Three MiG-1s on 18 September, 1942. His 60th victory, a Kittyhawk 43 km west northwest of Buerat on 2 January, 1943. His 72nd & 73rd victories, both Spitfires over Italy on 31 May, 1944. A P-47 at Rouen on 26 August, 1944. A P-47 SW of Strasbourg on 20 October, 1944. A P-51 at Hagenau on 25 November, 1944. A P-51 at Rastatt, SW of Karlsrühe on 1 December, 1944. His 80th, a P-47 at Linkenheim on 12 December, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 76 victories.
3248 Pressler, HeinzGefrLandau, Pfalz.II/LG-1 (8/42)DFS 230 Werk # 221216 (lost) in LLG-1Fighter Operational ClaspKIA the end of 44 or 1945 per Jager Blatt inquiry 2 & 3/2004. Jager Blatt 4/2004 is somewhat vague, stating Pressler crashed the 230 at Halberstadt on 31 August, 1942 with a passenger Uffz Arthur Hübner. From the article, I could not discern whether Pressler or Hübner (or both) were killed. The person submitting the request stated Pressler was a fighter pilot killed in 44 or 45.
3249 Preuschoff, WilhelmUffz11/12/1911KielKGr-806 Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5075 "M7 + ??" (lost 8/28/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew on 28 August, 1940; location Pance "La Potine", cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried Mont de Huisnes, Vault 9): Uffz Alfred Preuss (geb 3/25/15 Breslau), Obs (Gr 90); Gefr Wolfgang Dalchow (geb 12/4/19 Berlin), R/O (Gr 68) and Uffz Wilhelm Siersch (geb12/15/14 Dresden), Mech (Gr67). Uffz Preuschoff buried in Gr 89 (absa3945).
3250 Preusger, HelmutFw1110/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730344 (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 August, 1944 over Map Quadrant 1265. He was wounded in aerial combat over Siwerskaja S.U. airfield on 26 January, 1944, AC detail unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 NW of Pusckin on 29 September, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 11 December, 1943. A 3rd, a Soviet P-40 on 8 January, 1944. Nos.4 & 5, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 15 January, 1944. A 6th, a P-40 on 17 January, 1944. A 7th, a P-40 on 25 January, 1944, an Uffz at the time. A, 8th, an La-5 on 28 June, 1944. Nos.9 & 10, two Soviet P-40s on 16 July, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Preussger (two ss).
3251 Priebe, Eckehard J. 'Ecki'Oblt6/24/1916Berlin31.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-77 (9/39 Poland-8/40 Channel)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3378 "Red 13 + o" (9/39), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4076 (lost 8/31/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940, being shot down by two Spitfires over England, piloted by F/O Brian Carbury of No.603 Sq. and F/Lt Denys Gillam of No.616 Sq. (D.Drury). Bailed safely landing at Elham Park Wood. The swastika from Priebes rudder was removed, and is on display at the 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, GA. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux over the Rhine, south of Lauterburg, 11 October, 1939. His 2nd, a Morane 406 west of Dinant, 15 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane northeast of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. Priebe, author of the book "Thank You Canada", as he spent his POW time there. Deceased 7 December, 1999.
3252 Probaska, HeinrichFw15/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944.
3253 Probst,Uffz12/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Brocken/Harz on 16 August, 1944.
3254 Probst, MaxLt2/KG-1 He 111H-3 Werk # 3335 "V4 + JK" (lost 11/9/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 9 November, 1940 after his ac was hit by AA fire, causing it to lose a wing, and crashed into houses at Johnson Rd., Bromley, Kent. He bailed successfully, while the remaining crew perished, one due to chute failure. Remaining crew: Fw Rudolf Gey, Obs (bur CC/1/7/259); Uffz August Krüger, R/O (bur CC/1/7/257) and Gefr Reinhard Giesinger, Flt Engr (bur CC/1/7/258) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3255 Pröger, WalterOgefr3/KGr-806 (Finland)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3509 "M7 + JL" (lost 8/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1941, cause unknown; three others MIA, all unnamed.
3256 Pröhl, WernerLtStab/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 1698 "G1 + HA" (lost 4/14/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 April, 1941 after his ac crashed into the Channel north of Caen while on an operational flight, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Fritz Drewes (MIA); Fw Bernhard Zeidler (KIA, bur Versailles Row H, Gr 14); Fw August Stenull (MIA) and Gefr Erich Weidauer (KIA, bur Versailles Row H, Gr 15) (D.Drury).
3257 Proske, AlfredUffz5(H)/11Fw 189A-1 Werk # 0209 "6M + FN" (lost 8/20/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1942 in the Georgiewsk-Malgoeberk-Maiskij Russia area. His Observer, Oblt Wilhelm Plizner returned. Obs Loss List
3258 Proske, GerhardFw2/9/1920271/JG-54 (41 & 42), Stab I/JG-54 (1/42 S.U.), 3/JG-54 (10/43)Bf 109F-2s; Werk #s 9655 (shot down 10/29/41; pilot retd) & 6800, Fw 190A-5 # 550899 "Yel 1" (10%)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 January, 1944, location unknown. Note: his AC # 550899 is reported 10% damaged. Since he was a POW, I would assume this to be a typo error, since the AC would be a loss to JG-54. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 3 October, 1941. MIA & Ret on 29 October, 1941 in AC # 9655 "TW+WU" "Wh ?" in the Tichwin area. Credited with an I-18 this same day. An Il-2 on 26 January, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 February, 1942. Two I-18s on 27 February, 1942. An I-18 on 22 March, 1942. Shot down w/o wounds 27 April, 1942 in # 6500 "Wh?", 85% damaged in the area of Königsberg-Devau. A Soviet P-40 on 23 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 26 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 October, 1943. A Yak-9 on 28 October, 1943. A Yak-9 on 4 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 5 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1943.


Bf 109G2 I.JG54 White 7 Krasnowardeisk 1943
3259 Proske, RüdigerObltGrp Adj I/ZG-26 (Channel)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3102 "U8 + BB" (lost 8/18/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 18 August, 1940 after being shot down on Dering Farm, Lydd, by S/L Aenas MacDonnell of No. 64 Sq.. His R/O, Uffz Hans Möbius, was also taken prisoner (Bf 110 Loss List & Zerstorer, pg 183). Identified as a fighter pilot, adding commentary, on in a World Timeline documentary about Ernst Udet.
3260 Protze, RudolfOfwPrev Destroyer & Stuka pilot, 4/JG-26Bf 110, Ju 87, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170710 "Blue 1" (lost 8/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 1" with an RCAF fighter piloted by F/L D.J. Orr of No. 403 Sq. no further detail (RCAF Claims List). Alternate spelling: Pratze (RCAF Claims List)
3261 Prues, WalterOblt68/NJG-1 (3/44), 7/NJG-1 (6/44 Leuwaarden, NL)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140317 "G9 + SR" (lost 8/4/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 August, 1944; shot down during aerial combat by B-17 return fire over Maribo Denmark. His R/O this date, Fw Josef Peters(KIA) and Ogefr Heinz Aleit, Gunner, survived by parachuting. Prues was found 58 years later in his AC in the marshes at Maribo, and buried in the Soldiers Cemetery in Copenhagen. One known victory, a Lancaster III, JB736 "PM-N" of No 103 Sq., piloted by F/O James G. Johnston (KIA), N of Limburg/Lahn, Germany, the night of 30/31, 1944. Another, a Lancaster 18 km SW of Poix on 1 May, 1944. Another "4 mot" SW of Romilly on 4 May, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Ushant on 8 May, 1944. A Lancaster 26 km SE of Lisieux on 10 May, 1944. His 6th, a Lancaster on 23 June, 1944, no location given (Perry Claims). (see Archive Report)
3262 Prym, RolandLt15/JG-2 (10/41), 4/JG-26 (8/42)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5648 "White 1 + -" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1942 when his A-4 was believed hit by ship flak from HMT Finesse and he crashed into the Channel SW of Portland. He was observed skimming the water, about 2000 yards offshore, in the neighborhood of Langstone Cliff, Devon. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire over the Somme Estuary on 19 August, 1942.
3263 Püls, WernerLt277/JG-52Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20443 "White 4" (lost 8/17/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a LaGg-3 at Pereschtschepino. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 20 April, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 30 April, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG on 8 May, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 June, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 7 July, 1943. A LaGG on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG on 9 July, 1943. A LaGG on 11 July, 1943. A LaGG on 31 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-5 on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG on 4 August, 1943. Five victories on 4 August, 1943; a Yak-1, an Il-2 (m.H.), and three LaGGs. A LaGG on 5 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 7 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A LaGG on 9 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 16 August, 1943. His last victory, a LaGG on 17 August, 1943, the day of his death. Alternate spelling: Puls.
3264 Purucker, CharliOfw23/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/15/44 at Dossenheim)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Dossenheim (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a P-51 NE of Munich on 21 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 at Hochschwab on 25 July, 1944.
3265 Pusch, ErichUffz11/6/1923 14(Sturm)/JG-3 (8/44 Gütersloh, 1/45 Gütersloh) Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682312 "Black 12 + ~" (lost 1/1/45) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945, Operation Bodenplatte; his ac sd by fighters of No.439 Sq., he crashed at Vredepeel, Limburg, Netherlands, WNW of Venray. Initially buried in a mass grave at De Rips Holland, re-buried in a single grave August 1959, Ysselsteyn TD-4-44 (Fw 190 Loss List, Find-A-Grave by Fred & R.Schoutissen).

Added: Uffz Pusch was sd by Canadian Typhoons of RCAF No.439 Sq., believed piloted by F/O's Robert Howard "Bob" Laurence and Hugh Fraser (D.Drury).
3266 Pusch, Herbert Uffz111/JG-53 (9/44 Mörtitz) Bf 109G-6/U4 (lost 8/29/44), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440602 "Black 7 + I (lost 9/11/44) EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51's in the Giessen area, bailed safely, shot in his chute. Uffz Pusch buried in the War Cem. at Giessen, Blk 2, Row F, Gr 17. One known victory, a B-17 at Brünn, 29 August, 1944. Pilot uninjured, same day, 29 August, 1944; sd most likely by B-17 return fire at Lopenik CZ, bailed safely and returned (LOCS, OKL & D.Drury).
3267 Puschmann, Herbert "Puschi"Hptm8/10/1920Bolkenhain Schlesien544/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-51 (11/42), 6/JG-51 (1/43), Stfkpt 6/JG-51(2/44)Bf 109F & G (Trop) in 5/JG-51, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12730 (overturned 7/7/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12914 (lost 9/3/42, bomber raid at Dugino, pilot WIA), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160767 (lost 2/3/44) RK(4/5/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/42)
EP(8/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 3 February, 1944 near Civitavechia, northwest of Rome, shot down in his G-6 by the tail gunner of a B-26. 40 victories in the East, including his first known, two SB-2s on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 September, 1941. A DB-3a on 5 October, 1941. An Il-2 on 5 April, 1942. A Yak-1 on 21 May, 1942. A double on 5 July, 1942; a Yak-1 and a LaGG-3. He scored the 1000th victory of II/JG-51 on 4 August, 1942. A Soviet Quad on 5 August, 1942; a MiG-3, two Pe-2s and an Il-2. Two LaGG-3s on 25 August, 1942. In N. Africa, one known victory was a Spitfire 12 km east of Beja on 27 November, 1942. Downed three P-38s in the Kebeli area on 23 January, 1943. Another dual victory on 31 January, both P-40s 15 km southeast of Maknassy. Another dual, two P-40s southwest of Djedida and south of Gafsa on 1 February, 1943. A P-38 at Züstazzahl on 17 January, 1944. A Spitfire 6 km SW of Lessa Italy on 18 January, 1944. A B-26 at Viterbo on 3 February, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories.
3268 Puschstein, HeinzUffz8/KG-26He 111H-4 "1H + ?S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940: sd by British fighters, crashed at sea off the coast of County Durham or Northumberland (D.Durham). Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Wolfgang Burck, Observer, Uffz Hans Karl Klug, wireless operator, Uffz Hans Hofmann, mechanic and Uffz Karl Lotz, gunner.
3269 Putsch, FranzUffz1/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174111 "White 9" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210920 "White 11" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 March, 1945 during aerial combat in "White 11" with a P-47 of 406FG S of Düsseldorf. His remains were found and identified in 1998. WIA 12 August, 1944 during a ground attack, when he was hit by American ground fire in "White 9" at Verneuil. He bailed successfully and landed within German lines.
3270 Pütt, Karl HeinzFw7/13/1923Velbert, GermanyJG-106 (2/43), JGr-Süd, 2/JG-51, 15(Sturm)/JG-3 (44), 4/JG-3Bf 109G( 2 damaged in trng), Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/44), Fw 190D-9(last two weeks of the war) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
After HS graduation, he worked for one week in the FW factory at Bremen. Then drafted into the Signal Coprs before entering Luft training. Flew his first combat mission in 1944. During the Battle of the Bulge, 24 December, 1944, he made a force landing in another A-8 on the Autobahn south of Bonn. Forced to bail from his A-8 in August, 1944 when he lost oil pressure and his engine failed, suffering internal injuries. He was hospitalized for several months, during which time, his parents received his death notice! He was wingman for Wilhelm Moritz and Oskar Romm. Witnessed Oskar Romms fiery crash on 24 April, 1945. He also flew a few missions as wingman for Gunther Schack, Kdr of IV/JG-3 at the time, and Werner Schröer, also Kdr IV/JG-3 in February, 1945. His "Swartz Mann" (Mechanic), Ofw Hans Langenkamp. Ended the war by riding to Westerland in northern Germany, avoiding POW Camp. A Mechanical Engineer in Germany, he emigrated to America in 1954, retiring in 1986. A comrade of Emil Daniel, now living in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Changed the spelling to the "Americanized" Puett in the U.S..
3271 Pütt, Karl HeinzUffz316/JG-3 (8/44), 13/JG-3 (3/45), 16/JG-3 (4/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-39 on 16 March, 1945. His 3rd, a Boston on 18 April, 1945. This is most likely Karl Heinz Pütt in the previous record, although he did not tell me of his three victories when I contacted him.
3272 Pützkuhl, Josef "Jupp"Hptm1/28/191726NJG-1 (probably 10 Staffel in Russia), 3/NJG-100 (9/43 S.U.), 10/NJG-5 (4/43), Stab I/NJG-100Bf 110, Fw 189 "W7 + MB" (and other Fw 189s, Spring 44-3/45), Ju 88G-6 "W7 + BL" (coll dam w/Bf 109 landing) in NJG-100
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Believed uninjured in a landing collision with a Bf 109 on 24 April, 1945 (DK-G Awards List). His R/O was Hänschen Klug. Bailed from his flaming Ju 88 at least once. One known victory, a Lancaster on 14 April, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on the night of 16-17 July, 1943. A PS-84 the night of 19-20 July, 1943. A PS-84 and an R-5 (both i.z.Arb.LN) on the night of 22-23 August, 1943. A PS-84 NE of Cherkassy on 26 September, 1943. Three U-2s (i.z.Arb.) 40 km N of Orscha the night of 5-6 June, 1944. Another U-2 the night of 8-9 June, 1944. A U-2 22 km SW of Vitebsk the night of 18-19 June, 1944. An Sb-2, an Il-4 and a Boston III in the Pinsk/Minsk areas the night of 29-30 June, 1944. A Soviet B-25 and an Il-4 N of Pinsk the night of 30 June, 1944. An Il-2 20 km SE of Pinsk the night of 1 July, 1944. Six Il-4s near Pinsk the night of 5-6 July, 1944. An Il-4 10 km E of Warka the night of 25-26 July, 1944. Jager Blatt article.
3273 Quack, WilhelmFw141/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9236 "White?" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 January, 1942 over Supuja, behind enemy line, in the vicinity of Chudovo. He managed to evade his captors for two days before being captured. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 W of Ledlewsfelde on 23 June, 1941. A 2nd & 3rd, an SB-2 and an SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. A 4th, an I-16 on 7 August, 1941. A 5th, an I-16 on 3 September, 1941. A 6th, an I-16 on 17 September, 1941. A 7th & 8th, both I-26s on 13 October, 1941. A 9th, an I-18 on 24 October, 1941. Four victories on 29 October, 1941; 3 I-26s and a Pe-2. An I-26 on 6 November, 1941. A 14th, an R-5 on 6 February, 1942. Magnus, 19 victories. Alternate spelling: Quak.
3274 Quaet-Faslem, KlausMaj9/5/1913Kiel.491(J)/LG-2(9/39), 7/JG-53(4/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-53(12/41),Adj III/JG-53, Adj I/JG-53, Kdr I/JG-3(8/42; 7/43 Reich Deg)Bf 109D in LG-2, Bf 109F-2 "Black < + I" (Summer 41), Bf 109G-4 "Black <<1" (5/43 in I/JG-3), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27149 60% dam 10/24/43; WIA crash Lille-Nord FP after combat), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 15243 "Blk <<1 + 1" (25% dam 7/28/43, WIA, enemy fire; lost 1/30/44) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42)
EP(9/21/42)
EK 1 &2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 30 January, 1944, after downing a B-17 in "Black 1", in the Elm Mountains near Brunswick, when returning from a mission in bad weather, he touched the ground. Known to have flown the Bf 109F-2 in 7/JG-53 in April, 1941 (Prien). Shot down w/o wounds on 24 October, 1943 by Spitfires of RAF No. 332 Sq. (Norwegian) near the Pas de Calais. His 1st victory was a P-24 in the Poczalkowo Poland area on 4 September, 1939. A 2nd Polish, a P-24 in the Lubien area on 9 September, 1939. His 10th victory, a Spitfire on 24 October, 1941 while in I/JG-53, no location given. One known Soviet victory, his 15th overall, a P-39 on 1 July, 1942. His 20th, an Il-2 on 8 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1942. His 30th, an Er-2 on 8 August, 1942, along with his 29th, an Il-2. A Pe-2 on 12 December, 1942. 10 victories in the West, at least 1 four engine bomber, a Blenheim over Malta on 15 February, 1942. Two MiG-1s and an R-Zet on 6 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 49 victories.
3275 Quante, RichardFw156/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9176 (lost 8/14/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 August, 1942 during aerial combat, crashing near Debri. Shot down 2 September, 1941 by a Soviet Curtiss biplane. He was seen going down in occupied territory by Uffz Anton Hafner. His first Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3a on 6 November, 1941. Another DB-3a on 17 November, 1941. A Pe-2 on 2 December, 1941. An R-5 on 18 January, 1942. An SB-2 on 18 February, 1942. A Yak-1 on 6 April, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 May, 1942. An I-16 Rata SW of Tschorn on 22 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 5 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 8 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. Magnus, 49 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 44 victories.
3276 Quarda, Josef SeppFhr2/19/19235212/JG-54 (11/43 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (9/44 S.U.), Instr I (Erg)/JG-1 (Flensburg 3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk# 380398 (70% dam 1/17/45), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732108 "White 7" (lost 3/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 March, 1945 while making a mock pass-attack on a German troop train, the gunners opened up, causing him to crash east of Schafhaus, near Padborg Denmark. WIC 17 January, 1945 when he crashed at Liegnitz airfield due to engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 at Kryukovshchina on 6 November, 1943, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 2 April, 1944. Two Il-2s on 17 June, 1944. An Il-2 and an La-5 on 19 June, 1944. A Yak-9 and a P-39 on 20 June, 1944. Two Il-2s on 21 June, 1944. Three Il-2s on 23 June, 1944. An La-5 and an Il-2 on 26 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 28 June, 1944. An Il-2 on 29 June, 1944. An Il-2 on 30 June, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 2 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 11 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 14 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 July, 1944. Two Il-2s on 21 July, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 25 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 31 July, 1944. An La-5 on 5 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 17 August, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. An La-5 on 24 August, 1944. A Pe-2 and a Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. An La-5 on 4 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 6 September, 1944. An La-5 on 7 September, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 16 September, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 17 September, 1944.
3277 Quast, Werner "Quax"FhjOfw6/21/1920Thale, Harz, Sachsen854/JG-52 (joins 8/42)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15844 "White 2 + -" (lost 8/7/43) RK(12/31/43 in absentia)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighterr Operational Clasp
Russian POW 7 August, 1943, after downing three P-39s and the Il-2 that managed to ram him over the Black Sea coast. He was returned in 1949. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 29 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 7 October, 1942. An I-153 and two I-16s on 11 February, 1943. Two I-16s, an I-153 and a LaGG-3 on 13 February, 1943. An I-16 on 25 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a P-39 on 28 March, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 29 March, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 30 March, 1943. Two Yak-1s and a Schnellboot on 19 April, 1943. Two Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 27 April, 1943. Three Yak-1s and a LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943. An Il-5, three Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 30 May, 1943. A Pe-2 and a Yak-1 on 16 July, 1943. Four Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 22 July, 1943. Numerous low level attacks, 1 Russian gun boat sunk. Bowers/Lednicer, 84 victories. A Bundeswehr Hptm, he was killed in a helicopter crash near Mittenwald on 12 July, 1962.
3278 Quinten, OttoLt9/KG076 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140012 "F1 + HT" (lost 8/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4773 31 August, 1942 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
3279 Raab, AugustUffz1/JG-1Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspWIA 20 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, crashing near Beaulieu. Source: A. Rosseels.
3280 Rabenau, Hans Bodo vonLt5/24/19183/SKG-210 (6/42), 13(Z)/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5547 "LN + MR" (lost)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1942; shot down at Murmansk. Remaining crew (both retuned): Uffz Karl Schröder, R/O and StbFw Hans Kuhnke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
3281 Rabiega, JosefOfw21Stab II/JG-52 (9/42), 5/JG-52 (12/42)Bf 109F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
A recent pilot graduate, he was one of five Luftwaffe pilots briefly assigned to 15(Kroat)/JG-52 in September, 1942, to re-enforce the unit since only 9 pilots were combat ready. The assignment lasted only six days, during which the five flew 38 missions before being returned to II/JG-52 (Savic & Ciglic-Osprey). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 15 November, 1942. A 2nd, a P-40 on 26 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 December, 1942. A Yak-1 on 11 February, 1943. A Boston on 22 July, 1943. Two Il-5s on 23 July, 1943. An Il-5 on 26 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 5 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 August, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 8 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 25 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 20 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) S of Eltigen on 6 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a P-39 at Bagerovo-Krim on 4 January, 1944. Magnus, 32 victories.
3282 Rachner, FritzUffz2(H)/21 (S.U.)Hs 126 Werk # 4290 "C2 + AK" (lost 6/27/41), Hs 126B-1 Werk # 3324 "P2 (or C2) + HK" (lost 8/17/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1942 due to flak near Lowda Russia. His Observer, Oblt Hans Joachim Hermann also MIA. Shot down by enemy fire near Durben Russia 27 June, 1941, crew returned OK. Observer, Lt Werner Drost. Obs Loss List
3283 Rachner, HansOblt1012/JG-3 (8/43), Stfkpt 12/JG-3 (3/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 July, 1944 (Magnus). His 2nd victory, a B-24D near Capua Italy, 21 August, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 over the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) "KQ-3" at Ahlen on 23 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 5th, a B-17 (HSS) "HB-3" at Helmstedt on 11 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 in the Nauen area, W of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 (HSS) NE of Gifhorn on 29 April, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 at Minden-Hannover on 8 May, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 at Nidda on 12 May, 1944. His 10th, a B-24 in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944.
3284 Rachow, WilliUffz6/KG-77 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140108 "3Z + EN" (lost 8/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 31 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
3285 Raczak, JosefOfwStab I/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0069 "F8 + BB" (lost 7/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 23 July, 1941; as Co-Pilot with Ofw Heinrich Bleichert, his ac was sd at sea by a Hudson of Sq 233, piloted by P/O Down. With the exception of Reg Rat August Dollinger (lost atsea), the remaining crew were rescused by HMS Begonia. See Heinrich Bleichert for additional detail (D. Drury).
3286 Radeke, OttoLt1Stab II/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire E of Aldershot on 30 August, 1940.
3287 Radel, AlfredUffzIV/KG-76 (Germany)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8258 (80% dam 8/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with two other unnamed crew 28 August, 1942; crash landed at the Giebelstadt airfield after a non-combat flight due to a servicing fault, one other crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List)
3288 Radenberg, GötzLt7/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110507 (lost 8/6/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 5185 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
3289 Radic, StjepanFw4/8/1920Sinj, Croatia5JFS-4 (7/41), 10 or 11 Sq./Kroat 4th Ftr Grp (Mariupol 12/41), 15(Kroat)/JG-52 (4/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-4 "Red 15" in 4 Grp, Bf 109E-7 Werk # Unk (dam prop 1/11/42), Bf 109E-4 Green 17" (7/42), Bf 109G-6/R6 Wk # 13520 "Blk 9"(lost 8/29/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 August, 1942 (H. Breuer)."Black 9" reported lost at Tuapse due to flak. Added: Pilot OK after damaging the propeller of his E-7 while taxying at Mariupol on 11 January, 1942 (Wings of Serbia).
3290 Raeder, HeinzGefr6/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk# 413718Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1944; Unknown reason, near Argentan. Mombeek MIA List.
3291 Rahardt, HeinzLt2 Erg/JG-26, 2/JG-26 (2/41 Channel, 8/42 St Omer-Arques) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8346 (lost 7/19/41), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5421 "Black 4" (lost 8/18/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires near Sangatte. He bailed out over water by Cape Gris Nez, but was not found. WIA 19 July, 1941 when he was shot down by a Spitfire. He bailed successfully, and landed near Beselare/Courtrai. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire by Steenvorde on 27 April, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire 26 July, 1942. Added: Buried Yssel BQ-7-152 (SGLO).
3292 Rahner, AlfredOfw39/NJG-4, 3/NJG-4, NJG-102 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26/27 August, 1944 during aerial combat near Powunden (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington 3 km south of Feize by Charleville on 2 September, 1942. A 2nd, a Wellington at Froidiers on 17 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Soviet B-25 the night of 24-25 August, 1944.
3293 Raht, GerhardHptm6/6/1920Reinfeld Holstein584/NJG-3 (1/43), 5/NJG-3 (3/43), I/NJG-1 (6/43), Stfkpt 4/NJG-3 (3/44), Stafkpt 1/NJG-2, Kdr II/NJG-4 (5/44), Kdr I/NJG-2 (6/44-45)Bf 110, JU 88C-6 Werk # 750371 (lost 12/13/43), Ju 88G-6 "4R +AB" in NJG-2 RK(6/24/44)-EL(4/15/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/3/44)
EP(9/6/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
On 7 February, 1945, he achieved 6 victories in one night. Survived being shot down by US fighters, bailing safely, in his Ju 88 on 13 December, 1943. 171 combat missions. All Night victories. His R/O was Anton Heinemann (RK 4/45 after 124 missions (H.Breuer). Another crew named Hesse. One known victory, a Lancaster on 17 January, 1943. Another, a "4 Mot Flgz" 15 km northeast of Stendal, 23 October, 1943. Another, the same day, a Lancaster near Haguenau. A Lancaster 3 km E of Flensburg on 17 August, 1943. Another Lancaster NE of Hadersleben on 15 February, 1944. A Halifax and a Lancaster near Düsseldorf on 23 April, 1944. A Lancaster over Schweinfurt on 27 April, 1944. A "4 mot" along the French coast on 12 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Coulommiers and one at Gien, on 19 July, 1944. Victories 54 & 55 were both "4 mots" over England on 3/4 March, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories. Deceased 11 January, 1977.
Anton Heinemann
3294 Railinger,Uffz27/JG-11 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 16 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 17 August, 1944.
3295 Raimann, GerhardFw157/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4/R1 # 13171 or 13111 "Wh 5" (10% dam 5/8/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10416 (lost 9/6/42), Bf 109G-6 # 411424 "Wh 3 + I" (lost 2/20/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 February, 1944 in Werk # 411424 in aerial combat with P-47s over Duingen southwest of Hannover. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 29 December, 1941. A DB-3 on 1 January, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 21 March, 1942. Two "headstand" landings in F-2s. Mimimum damage (10%) and w/o wounds in Werk# 13171on 8 May, 1942 due to Soviet flak near the Siwerskaja airfield. A Soviet double victory on 14 June, 1942; a Pe-2 and a Yak-1. A MiG-3 and an R-5 on 13 July, 1942. Four P-40s on 19 July, 1942. An I-180 on 24 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Three Il-2s on 2 September, 1942. Shot down by a MiG 3 with wounds 6 September, 1942 in a G-2, Werk# 10416 "White?" near Mischkino/Sologurbowka. This AC was reported 50% damaged in the encounter.
3296 Rainer, Franz8/9/1920II/JG-54, 12/JG-26Bf 109, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 7 August, 1997. Jager Blatt Obit.
3297 Rainer, HelmutUffzErg Grp/JG-2Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3802(lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 6 August, 1941 during Takeoff at Theville airfield when he was strafed by enemy AC. He died of his wounds 10 August, 1941.
3298 Rajzner, EdmundUffz24/JG "Hermann" (7/43), 4/JG-300 (8/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530368 "White 6" (90% dam 9/22/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 22/23 September, 1943 when he crash landed near Neuruppin after hitting power cables (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Mosquito W of Berlin on 17 August, 1943.
3299 Rakemann, ErichFw1(F)/22 (Banak)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 088 1101 "4N + LH" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1943; operational crash off the northern coast near Rolfsoe, Finland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Karl Scheitterlein, Observer; Ogefr Werner Heinz, R/O and Uffz Herbert Klaus, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: All are buried at Botn, Rognan (Flyvrak Norway).
3300 Rakow,Ofw12/ZG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington on 18 August, 1943.

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