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3301 Range, WalterOfw12/13/1912CaldenStab II/KG-27He 111P Werk # 2862 "1G + CC" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 May, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.600 Sq., piloted by F/O Robert S. Woodward, and crashed at Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Dillinger, Obs (KIA); Uffz August Habesreiter. R/O (KIA) and Ofw Hans Laube, Flt Engr (Bailed & POW). The deceased ar buried at CC/8/1 as follows: Ofw Range Gr 6, Uffz Dillinger Gr 5 and Uffz Habesreiter Gr 7 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3302 Ransmayer, HansLt8/24/1920374/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (3/44), 15/JG-54Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10359 "Black 6 + -" (force land 8/7/42), Fw 190A-5 Wk# (150)1477 "Wh ?"(lost 8/43), Fw 190A-8 # 172684 "Yel 8" (lost 9/20/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 September, 1944 in 15 Staffel in "Yellow 8" when he struck a Church tower and crashed in the water at St Walburgiskerk, near Arnheim. In 4 Staffel, he was shot down with wounds 29 August, 1943 in Werk # 1477 over Map Quadrant 0823. Force landed his G-2 after being damaged by fighters during aerial combat on 7 August, 1942. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 14 August, 1943, an Uffz at the time. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 on 21 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 on 27 August, 1943. Two R-5s on 10 February, 1944, a Fw at the time. An La-5 on 26 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 9 March, 1944. A Pe-2 on 19 March, 1944. An Il-2 and two P-39s on 14 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 July, 1944. An R-5 on 26 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 August, 1944. Two La-5s and a Yak-9 on 6 August, 1944. A P-39 and two Yak-9s on 9 August, 1944. An La-5 and a Yak-11 on 10 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 19 August, 1944. Two Yak-11s and four Yak-9s on 27 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 September, 1944. Alternate spelling: Ransmeier.
3303 Rapp, KarlObltWekusta 1/Ob.d.L. (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430804 "D7 + FH" (lost 8/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1943 after aerial combat with Beaufighters of RAF No. 604 Sq., 130 miles northeast of the river Tees. Repeated attacks caused the port engine and wing to become engulfed in flames and Rapp attempted to ditch in the North Sea. The AC hit water and bounced once and then exploded and sank in seconds. Remaining crew (all MIA): Reg.Rat Otto Krug, Observer, Uffz Alfred Schulz, wireless operator and Fw Otto Kühle, mechanic. Per "Air War over Denmark, Kühles grave is the only known grave, as he washed ashore on the Danish northwest coast on 7 October, 1943, and was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 14 October, 1943.
3304 Rappl, Franz GeorgOfw93/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.), V/JG-51 (3/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA/MIA 12 March, 1945 (JG-51 Chronik). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 May, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 20 July, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 25 July, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) E of Yelnya on 30 August, 1943. A 6th, a MiG-3 E of Dukhovshchina on 14 September, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-3 at Lipover on 10 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-5 on 23 December, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-5 on 12 January, 1944.
3305 Rapsch, FritzUffzEKdo 25, 3/JG-26 (joins 10/43), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731758 "Yellow 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 10" with Allied fighters E of Alencon.
3306 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).
3307 Rascher, JohannFw6/9/19208/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171714 "Blue 7" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-38 around Travecy, near La Fere. Mombeek MIA List.
3308 Rasp, KarlUffz4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171479 "Green 9" (lost 8/20/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat over Dammartin. He bailed safely.
3309 Rath, HansHptmII/JG-54, 2/JG-54 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk# 6072 "White 6" (lost 8/30/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 30 August, 1940 after an In-Flight collision with another E-4, Werk# 1643, piloted by Lt Rudolf Ziegler, over Layhams Farm near Biggin Hill, London/Chelsham-Surrey. Both pilots bailed safely from 20,000 feet and were taken prisoner upon landing.
3310 Rath, WilhelmMajStab III/KG-51 (9/40), Stfkpt 10/KG-51 (12/42), Kdr III/KG-51 (3/43), Kdr KG-2 (4/44)Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "9K + CD" (dam 9/7/40) in KG-51, Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260391 "U5 + AA" (lost 5/23/44) in KG-2
Deutsches Kreuz Gold (6/4/43)
EP (3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 22/23 May, 1944 during a raid on Portsmouth/Hampshire, crashing 30km S of Lymington, believed to be the victim of a Mosquito of No,125 Sq.. His gunner this incident was Ofw Josef Traut (DK-G 7/12/43), KIA. On 7 September, 1940, he was uninjured when he crash-landed at Montdesir, cause not reported (LOCS). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Gerd Hofmann, Obs; Uffz August Drechsler, R/O and Uffz Hermann Witt, Gnr 2 (D.Drury).
3311 Rathenow, Johannes "Boulette"Fw710/JG-1 (6/42), 1/JG-1 (6/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 437 "White 12" in 10/JG-1, Fw 190A-4 & 5(7/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550785 "White 7" (lost 11/3/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Bad Zwischenahn with American bombers and P-38s, opposing the Wilhelmshaven raid. His A-6 "White 7" was hit and exploded. No known grave. He scored IV/JG-1s ist Fw 190 victory, a Boston III of RAF No. 226 Sq. which crashed into the sea, 20 km W of Callantsoog Holland, on 4 July, 1942. Opposed the 306th BG over Wilhelmshaven on 21 May, 1943. Here he scored his 2nd victory, a B-17. His 1st victory, a Boston III west of Den Helder on 4 July, 1942. His 3rd, a B-17 at Wageningen on 22 June, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 at Breda on 19 August, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943.
3312 Rathke, WaldemarOblt1412/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 3/NJG-100 (8/43)Bf 110, Fw 58 (lost 3/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA March, 1945 (no exact date given) during a night combat operation (Boiten). His first known victory, two Soviet DB-3s 20 Km E of Karatschev on the night of 20-21 July, 1943. A 3rd, a TB-3 on the night of 8-9 August, 1943. A PS-84 (i.z.Arb.LN) on the night of 22-23 August, 1943. Nos. 5, 6 & 7, all PS-84s NE of Nevel the night of 7-8 September, 1943. Nos 8 & 9, Two R-5s near Nevel the night of 12-13 September, 1943. A 10th, a PS-84 NE of Nevel the night of 13-14 September, 1943. A DB-3 SW of Nevel on the night of 20-21 September, 1943. A PS-84 NE of Nevel on 26 September, 1943. An Il-4 the night of 16-17 May, 1944. A 14th, an Il-4 the night of 10-11 July, 1944.
3313 Rathmann, KurtUffz2/25/192028/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20435 (95% dam 8/21/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 21 August, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Barwenkowo. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 1 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. Magnus Report, 5 victories. Deceased 16 May, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit.
3314 Ratzlaff, KurtOfw687/JG-52 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13672 "White 11" (lost 9/29/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 29 September, 1942 after being shot down at Werchnij Kurp by a Soviet La-5 piloted by Kap Dmitriy Signov or Kap Dimitriy Nazarenko of 131 IAP. His first known Soviet victory came on 25 June, 1941, a Soviet bomber into the sea off Constanza, thus launching his entrance to Operation Barbarossa. Multiple victories throughout 1941, all Soviet. A DB-3 on 5 Janaury, 1942. Another DB-3 on 15 January, 1942. Another, an I-153 NW of Izyum on 31 May, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 July, 1942. An R-5 on 30 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 6 August, 1942. An I-153 on 16 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 September, 1942. Magnus Report, 68 victories, as does John Weal-Osprey!
3315 Rau, HelmutOblt4Stab I/JG-3, Stfkpt 3/JG-3 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1082 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/31/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940 after being shot down by F/O Ronald Berry of RAF No. 603 Sq., and making an emergency landing at Shoeburyness, Essex. One known victory, a Morane northwest of Dinant, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Hawk-75As northwest of Dinant, 14 May, 1940. His 4th, a Wellington at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940.
3316 Rau, JosefOgefrII/JG-5 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441873 (lost 8/22/44) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp The ac reported crashed 22 August, 1944, 2km west of Parsovice, Cz. after combat with American fighter escorts. Ogefr Rau was able to parachute from his burning ac, and was hospitalized in Hranice with severe burns. (F.Braun).
3317 Rauch, AlfredLt12/29/1917Eltmann Unterfranken605/JG-51 (10/41), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109F & G and G-2(Trop in Africa) RK(4/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/3/43)
EP(10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
1 Bomber. 647 missions, including 102 Fighter-Bomber and 34 Low Level sorties. His first victory came during the Battle of Britain, a Hurricane at Themsemündung, on 11 August, 1940. His first Soviet, a DB-3 on 4 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 8 November, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 January, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 23 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 25 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 14 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 26 September, 1942. Two MiG-3s ENE of Radul on 20 October, 1943. A Boston III and a Yak-7 near Gomel on 28 October, 1943. A Yak-9, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 December, 1943. A known western victory, a P-40 at map Quadrant 91422 in N. Africa on 26 November, 1942. A Soviet Yak-9 on 24 October, 1944. His 60th, and last victory, an "e/a" on 29 April, 1945. He served for extended periods during the war as Test Pilot and Flight Instructor. Bowers/Lednicer, 60 victories. Deceased 25 March, 1991. Photo
3318 Rauch, ErwinLt1Stab I/JG-4 (8/43), Stab II/JG-2 (2/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 2 km north of Viorina on 1 August, 1943.
3319 Rauchfuss, HerbertUffz10Erg/JG-54 (2/42 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (7/42), 2/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109F in Erg/JG-54, Fw 190A-4s; #s (15)5889 "Blk ?" (85% dam 4/25/43) & (15)2601 "Black 12" (lost 7/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 July, 1943 in Black 12", cause and location unknown. Wounded 25 April, 1943 in Werk# 5889 after hitting an obstruction near Gatschina S.U., the AC sustaining 85% damage. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 16 February, 1942. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 28 July, 1942. A 3rd, a Yak-1 on 9 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 5 September, 1942. A 5th, aYak-1 on 6 October, 1942. A 6th, a U-2 on 31 January, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 on 10 March, 1943. Nos. 8 & 9, both Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 SE of Bolkhov on 17 July, 1943.
3320 Rauh, Paul HubertMaj11/15/1913Kleinwolkersdorf Osterreich31Austrian AF 1935-41, 4/NJG-1 (4//42), 9 & 7/NJG-4, 5/NJG-4 (9/42), Stafkpt 3/NJG-4, Kdr II/NJG-4 (6/44-5/45)Bf 110, Bf 110G-4 Wk # 6282 "3C + WB" (lost 7/16/43), Bf 110G-4 Wk#740034 "3C + SJ" (lost 12/30/43), Ju 88G-1 #171617, Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk "3C + CC" RK(4/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/20/44)
EP(7/10/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Commanded II/NJG-4 in May, 1944. 29 bomber victories. 152 combat missions. All Night victories. Shot down three times. 7/16/43 in Wk# 6282 by a British fighter in which his Gunner, Ogefr Stamm was KIA; 12/30/43 in Wk# 740034 by a P-47 and 3/21/45 in Wk# 714617 by bomber return fire. One known victory, a Halifax II of RAF No. 76 Sq. at Ostrand airfield at Maubeuge on 17 September, 1942. At this time, he was in 9/NJG-4. A Lancaster 7 km W of Rambouillet on 1 June, 1944. A double victory on 3 June, 1944; two "4 mots", one at Mantes-Rambouillet, the other in the Dreux area. A Lancaster in the Albert area on 16 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Vitry-le-Francois on 19 July, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Orleans on 25 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Chaumont on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Le Harve-Lisieux on 7 August, 1944. Two "4 mots" at Ruhrgebeit on 21 November, 1944. At wars end, he became a British POW, releassed in February, 1946. Retired from the Austrian Air Force as an Oberst. Alternate spelling: Raüh. Deceased 30 August, 2005 Neunkirchen Austria (P. Bastin).
3321 Raum, HansOblt10/11/192399/NJG-3, 7/NJG-3 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5586 (dam 12/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Hamburg on 12 December, 1943, no mention of crew injuries (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Lancaster at Küstrin on 24 August, 1943. Another, a "4 mot" at Herzen, S of Recklinghausen, on 18 October, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 50 km ENE of Berlin on 23 November, 1943. A double victory on 20 February, 1944; two "4 mot", one 50 km SW of Hannover, the other near Briest. Another double victory, both "4 mot" in the Schweinfurt-Würzburg areas on 24 February, 1944. A Halifax III at Dorf Roth on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Bremerhaven on 13 August, 1944. Magnus Report, 12 victories. Boiten 14 to 17 victories.
3322 Raupach, RichardOfw171/JG-54 (1/43 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), JG-7Fw 190A, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet I-153 on 15 January, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 February, 1943. Two Il-2s on 30 March, 1943. Two Il-2s on 24 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 25 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 21 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 29 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 September, 1943. A Pe-2 on 16 October, 1943. An Il-2 on 25 January, 1944. A Pe-2 on 26 March, 1944. Magnus, 23 victories.
3323 Rausch,Gefr11/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 August, 1944.
3324 Rausch, GüntherUffz7/22/19211/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530230 "White 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1944 by Autz.
3325 Rauwolf, GeorgUffz16/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6280 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 9/9/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 September, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire by Beneden, Kent, England (Jager Blatt 4/2002). It was reported that he got careless, and dropped too far behind, and was peppered by the Spitfire. He dove to 10,000 feet and bailed at Mounts Farm. His first victory, a Hurricane 10 km NW of Selsey Bill on 18 August, 1940.
3326 Rechberger, KarlLt512/NJG-3 (Grove De.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750500 "D5 + AX" (35% damaged 11/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(11/4/43)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 November, 1943 during the attack on his 5th victim, hit in the thigh by its rear gunner, Sgt Reggie Ingray. One known victory, a Wellington at Neinburg on 27 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 4 September, 1943. Another Lancaster on 9 October, 1943. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Hannover, same day. A 5th, a Stirling AA-B of RAF No. 75 Sq. at Kallerup, southwest of Thisted, on 4 November, 1943.
3327 Rechenberg, HansLt11/NJG-6Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster SE of Darmstadt on 26 August, 1944.
3328 Recker, HelmutOfw1EKdo 262Bf 109G, Fw 190A, Me 262 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito SW of Regensburg on 26 August, 1944.
3329 Reckhenrich, AlfredUffz115/JG-27 (8/44), 16/JG-27 (ii/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490669 "Black <<1 + ~" (lost 11/27/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat in the Münster area (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a B-26 at La Meignanne-Angers on 1 August, 1944.
3330 Redlich, AlbrechtLt2/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144637 "3E + FK" (lost 8/4/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew 4 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported, one crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
3331 Reeh, HorstLt2/23/1920Gars/Horn5/JG-26 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2754 (lost 8/4/41) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 4 August, 1941 by RAF No. 82 Sq. Blenheim return fire N of Morlaix, near Brest. Reeh crashed into the sea near the Ile de Batz.
3332 Reese, HermannOblt52/NJG-1 (4/41), 10/NJG-6Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3300 (lost 4/10/41), Bf 100F-4 Werk # 4626 "G9 + BK" (lost 8/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Bailed successfully from his C-4 on 10 April, 1941, after colliding with a Hampden bomber. His R/O, Uffz Wilhelm Roitczak was killed. The C-4 crashed at Neer (Keizersbos) Holland (DeSwart). One known victory, a Hampden southwest of Beesel/Limburg, 10-11 April, 1941, the AC he collided with. His 2nd, a Manchester on 16-17 August, 1941, no location. His 3rd, a Whitley V on 19 August, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Wellington northwest of Jüchheim on 31 May, 1942. His 5th, a Wellington on 1 June, 1942. On 7 August, 1942, he was forced to bail a second time, with injuries, from his F-4, after aerial combat with fighters at St Michielsgestel by Hertogenbosch (Padua State).
3333 Regenauer, Hans-WernerOblt12/JG-26 (9/39)Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
POW 12 August, 1940 after being shot down over Folkestone by a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. This was his 1st combat mission, and he was rescued by a British ship after seven hours in the Channel. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq. into the channel off Folkestone on 12 August, 1940.
3334 Reggemann, G.Uffz8/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 1023 "4D + JS" (lost 8/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1941 after flying into the sea, thought to have been blinded by searchlights.
3335 Rehm Konrad ConnyUffzFlugzeugführerschule B 34 (FFS B 34) (Kastrup De.)Ju 88A-7 Werk # 3027 (35% damaged)Student PilotDuring a Night Taining exercise on 22 August, 1944, Rehms AC landed behind another Ju 88 at the Kastrup airfield, flown by another student who braked suddenly and Wk# 3027 ran up over the back of the stopped AC. No one was injured but Rehm served 4 months of a two year sentence, before being sent to the Russian Front, joining the 1st SS Panzer Div., "Adolf Hitler", where he was killed. Source: Air War over Denmark.
3336 Rehm, HermannLt7/18/1923Schönwald Stfkpt 8/SG-2 (1/44), Stffüh 9/SG-2 (8/44) Fw 190F-8, Ju 87D-5 Werk # Unk "T6 + ES" (lost 1/9/44), Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141550 "T6 + DT" (lost 8/17/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
EP (3/20/44), Assault Operational Clasp
KIA with his R/O, Uffz Peter Neubauer, 17 August, 1944, when they were sd by machine gun fire near Antsla, Vöru County, Estonia. The pilot's remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but there is believed to exist, a grave at Antsla. Earlier, on 9 January, 1944, he was sd by AA fire at the Malaja Wiska (aka Malaya Viska) airfield, no further information (D.Drury & DK-G Awards List).
3337 Rehwoldt,Ofw5/SKG-10 (5/43 Sicily)Fw 190A-5 (lost 8/1/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 1 August, 1943 during a ground attack at Itanara, east of Citanova Sicily after being hit by AA fire. He was killed in the same action as Fw Rudi Riepelsiep. Source: Collin Fuller.
3338 Reibel, LudwigOfw381/JG-53 (4/40; 7/41 S.U.; 12/42 Tunisia)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 8924 "White 5" (lost 7/18/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14503 "White 5" (lost 12/20/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 December, 1942; shot down by flak during a low-level attack at Souk-el-Arba. French POW briefly on 25 May, 1940 after being shot down by a P-36 and making a force landing at Attigny (Prien). MIA briefly 18 July, 1941 for unknown reasons in Wk# 8924 (Prien). His first victory a Blenheim over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, his 8th overall, a Pe-2 on 28 June, 1942. His 9th, a LaGG-3 on 2 July, 1942. His 10th, a Pe-2 by Grijaswje on 8 July, 1942. His 11th & 12th, both MiG-1s, one 2 km SE of Rubashkin, the other 5 km N of Platov, on 28 July, 1942. His 13th, a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1942. A 14th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. A 17th, an Il-2 at Kalatsch on 13 August, 1942. Two Il-2s at Katschalinskaya on 17 August, 1942. An I-180 NNW of Stalingrad and a 2nd I-180 ESE of Ljabitschau on 30 August, 1942. An Il-2 10 km E of Kharkov on 6 September, 1942. Three Il-2s in the Kotluban area on 7 September, 1942. A desert victory, his 37th, a P-38 10 km southwest of Medjez-el-Bab on 3 December, 1942. The same day, he downed another P-38, reportedly his 38th 10 km north of Beja.
3339 Reichardt, FritzObst7/18/1903Stfkpt in Aufkl.Gr. 21 (6/39), Mult Lw Staff Pos.after 2/40)Hs 126Entered service as a Pioneer in 1923. Joined Luftwaffe in August, 1937. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
3340 Reicharet, GünterUffz6/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100450 (lost 8/3/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 3 August, 1943 when their ac exploded over Schepelowo after they were hit by enemy return fire. Ju 87 Loss List
3341 Reiche, GerhardLt1/30/1923Liebenthal73/JG-302 (7/44), 4/JG-302 (8/44), 12/JG-301 (12/44), 11/JG-300 (1/45 Jüterbog)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784174 "Green 17" (lost 1/14/45 in the Rathenow area)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. MIA 14 Jan., 1945 per DRK MIA Loss List. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 10 km W of Budapest on 2 July, 1944. His 2nd B-24 at Essling/Wien on 8 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Traunsee on 21 July, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 at Naumburg-Groitsch on 29 July, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 NE of Kassel on 16 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 NW of Wittingan/Moravia on 24 August, 1944. A 7th, a P-51 in the Steglitz area on 5 December, 1944. Added: "VDK No Record" per 1/14/45 JG-300 Loss List & Deutsches Rote Kreuz MIA List via Ricardo Freitag 7/2021.
3342 Reichelmann, ErnstOfhr3/Kü.Fl.Gr-906 (LZ-Amt 2/XI (See) Travemünde)BV 138C-1 Werk # 310043 "K6 + CL" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 5 August, 1942; missing 8 km south of Väröy during a non-operational flight, no further detail. Remaining crew: Uffz Bernhard Wollf, R/O (MIA); Uffz Karl Heinz Haugwitz, 2nd R/O (KIA, bur Trondheim Havstein, Row 8, Gr 33) and Ofw Heinrich Straub, Mech (MIA). In addition, the following passengers were also listed: HptFw Ewald Berger (KIA, bur Trondheim Havstein, Row 8, Gr 41), Ogefr Gustav Hreschich (KIA, bur at Narvik, Blk 8, Row B1, Gr 27) , Uffz Toni Kremer (MIA) and Uffz Elmer P.Berry (MIA). The MIA's are believed missing at sea. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
3343 Reichelt, HubertLt510(Nacht)/ZG-1 (5/43 S.U.), 5/NJG-200 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 110G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 November, 1943 (Magnus). One known victory, a Kor-1 and a Boston on 12 May, 1943. A 3rd, a DB-3 on 4 June, 1943. Nos. 4 & 5, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 30 August, 1943.
3344 Reichhoff, AugustLt32/JG-52 (9/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 18 September, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 22 September, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 30 September, 1944.
3345 Reichstein, WolfgangUffz54/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 22 July, 1943. Nos. 2 & 3, both Yak-1s on 12 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 8 April, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 April, 1944.
3346 Reier, HansFw1/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4052 "3U + FH" (lost 8/19/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1941 after making a forced landing at Noossimino. His unnamed gunner returned. Bf 110 Loss List
3347 Reiff, HansFhjOfw2/10/1922Geroldsgrün54 8/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 2/JG-3 (11/43 in West), 2/JG-3 (12/44 Paderborn) Bf 109F in S.U., Bf 109G-6 Wk# 410268 "Black 3" crash 11/11/43 Holland), Bf 109G-10 Wk# 490372 "Blk 3" (lost 12/2/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(11/11/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG at Hachborn, buried Marburg. WIA 11 November, 1943 during aerial combat opposing B-17s, crashing at Oudeenhoorn-Tonge Holland. His first known Soviet victory, two MiG-1s 10 km E of Volchansk on 20 May, 1942. A Yak-4 on 30 June. Two Yak-4s on 9 July. An R-10 on 11 July. A P-2 on 26 July. A LaGG-3 SW of Kalatsch on 29 July. An R-5 SW of Achtuba on 24 August. Two Il-2s on 30 August; one E of Tundutov, the other N of Sarepta. A MiG-3 on 31 August. A MiG-3 18 km NW of Stalingrad on 3 September. A MiG-3 5 km N of Lloninskaya on 4 September. A Pe-2 3 km E of Antipovka on 14 September. A MiG-3 1 km NW of Bhf. Kotluban on 22 September. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 in the Kotluban area on 30 September. A LaGG-3 5 km NE of Stalingrad on 5 October. A LaGG-3 5 km S of Solodinski on 6 October. A MiG-1 5 km N of Kasputin Yar. on 30 October. Two MiG-3s 5 km E of Krassnoye-Chuduk on 6 November. Two Il-2s and a Pe-2 in the Pitomnik/Kalatsch areas on 27 December. A MiG-3 50 km N of Morosowskaya on 31 December. An Il-2 1 km N of Baranensk on 26 February, 1943. His 47th & 48th, a MiG-3 and an A-20 on 1 April, 1943. No 51, a P-39 on 15 April, 1943. Two Il-2s on 1 May, 1943.
3348 Reim, WernerGefrJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove Denmark)Avia 534 Werk # 301 (95% damaged)Student PilotKIC 8 August, 1941 during a training mission when he went into a flat spin, crashing upright, in a field near Torup, north of Herning. He was found dead, sitting in the seat of the cockpit. Buried in the Aalborg Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
3349 Reimer, HeinzLt1(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430676 (lost 8/16/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1943; crashed into the sea in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 1011/15 West after being shot down by an enemy night fighter, one other unnamed crew WIA, no mention of remaining two crew (Ju 88 Loss List).
3350 Reimer, JohannesUffz12(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5557 (lost 8/31/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1941; fatal crash after a combat mission at Rovaniemi (Norway?) airfield. His R/O, Ogefr Hermann Faderl, was also killed. Both are buried in the Rovaniemi-Norvajarvi Soldenfriedhof. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Crashed immediately after takeoff from the Rovaniemi airfield, cause not reported (Flyvrak Norway).
3351 Reimer, WilliFwKG-3Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2612 "5K + LT" (lost 1/3/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 3 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a night fighter over Berlin. The pilot was killed instantly by night fighter fire and the R/O attempted to land the ac. During the approach, he struck some treetops and crashed in a field. Remaining crew (each bur in their own home locations (unknown to me): Erich Lisch, Obs; August Surmann, R/O and Heinz Werner, Gnr..(F.Braun).
3352 Reimers, RolfOblt3/23/19201/KG-66Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140603 "Z6 + GH" (lost 11/43), Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330690 "Z6 + ??" (70% dam 8/11/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 11 August, 1944; overturns on landing at Montdidier after returning from a mission. He hit freshly filled bomb craters, causing the accident. Remaining crew (WIA): FhjFw Georg Schallers, geb 7/7/1922, Obs and Uffz Johann Konrad, geb 8/12/1920, R/O. WIA 7 November, 1943 when he crashed in the Montidier area after being attacked by two fighters. He jettisoned his bombs over Egon. R/O Uffz Karl Schneider, geb 10/10/1920, was able to bail, but became unconscious and was unable to deploy his chute. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz Hermann Bünnermann, geb 4/28/1920, Obs and Lt Fritz Tittel, geb 6/11/1918, Signals Offz. Source: B.Bines.
3353 Rein, WilliOfw4/14/1914Schorndorf5/KG-53 (7/40 Channel), Stab/KG-53 (43 & 44 S.U.)He 111P, He 111H-16 Werk # 160965 "A1 + AA" (lost 8/19/43), He 111H-16 Werk # 161433 "A1 + AA" (lost 8/21/44) RK(9/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 21 August, 1944; failed to return from a supply drop mission in the Seine Port area northwest of Melun. 417 combat missions. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Heinrich Prestel, Obs; Ofw Georg Schmeling, R/O; Ofw Kurt Schrang, Flt Engr and Fw Erich Stephan, Gnr.. He and crew WIA 19 August, 1943; sd by Soviet fighters near Byvalki. Source: Kaiser RK book..
3354 Reinartz, FridolinLt74/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 August, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 5th, a B-17 E of Offenbach on 13 April, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Genthin-Ziesar on 28 May, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 at Swinemünde on 29 May, 1944. Alternate spelling: Reinatz.
3355 Reinbacher, Karl4/EJG-Ost, III/JG-77, KG-15 (2/43)Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Vosges area on 9 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. Deceased 14 December, 1999.
3356 Reindel, BernhardUffz9/15/1918Nova Europa, Brazil1/NJG-6 Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4616 (lost 8/17/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Echsel, buried at Gera. His R/O Uffz Fritz Hans Schumann (6/4/1921 Göthewitz/Weissenfels), also KIA, buried at Zeitz.
3357 Reinders, Erwin OttoUffz9/23/1920Frankfurt/Main?/Sch.G-1 (1/42), 1/Sch.G-1 (8/42 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 749 "White M" (lost 8/17/42) Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 August, 1942 at Gnikowskoj; hit by flak. Added: The VDK shows the location of the crash as Guilowsky, northwest of Stalingrad. In an earlier incident, he was reported injured by AA fire near Tarkina (not found on a map), no further detail. Uffz Reinders is believed buried in the War Cemetery at Rossoschka, Russia, among the unknowns (D.Drury).
3358 Reinert, Ernst Wilhelm 'Erwi'Oblt2/2/1919Köln Lindenthal1744/JG-77 (1/43), 6/JG-77 (4/43), Stafkpt 1 & 3/JG-77, Stafkpt 14/JG-27, Kdr IV/JG-27 (1/45), III/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109E-3 "White 12" Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13117 (lost 7/14/42, coll w/ Erwin Clausen), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13137 (lost 7/23/42 downed by a Pe-2), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8280 (lost 7/26/42; crash due to tech prob), Bf 109G-2 "White 10" in 4/JG-77, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 7 + -" (4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20380 "White 1" (8/13/43), Bf 109K-4, Me 262 in JG-7 RK(7/1/42)-S(1/30/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)
EP(2/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
2 Bombers. EL conferred 6 October, 1942. 103 victories in the East. His first victory came on 8 August, 1941, shortly after joining 4/JG-77 in N. Africa. Downed three Soviet fighters on 19 March, 1942 in the Kerch Peninsula. His 50th victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 9 June, 1942. His 65th, a Yak-4 on 11 July, 1942. His 80th, a Pe-2 on 19 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 September, 1942. By the end of 1942, he had scored over 100 victories. 51 victories in North Africa. On 13 August, 1943 he was shot down by a P-40 after his 158-160 victories over Italy and made a water landing and was rescued. 20 victories in the West. His 169th victory, a P-51 W of Caen on 27 June, 1944. His 172nd, a P-51 NE of Leipzig on 2 November, 1944. 715 combat missions. In addition, 16 AC destroyed on the ground and 10 Tanks. Deceased 5 September, 2007. Photo


Ernst Reinert (L) Maximilian Volke (R) by Hans-Joachim Marseille's Kübelwagen 'Otto' April 1943

3359 Reinfels, AugustFhr11/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462922 "Yellow 1" (lost 9/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 September, 1944. His G-14 crashed at Arnhem( Rijnbrug) Holland, cause unknown. (DeSwart & JG-4 List)
3360 Reingraeber, WalterFwPilots BadgeInformation found on the reverse of his wedding photo dated 11 August, 1940.
3361 Reinhard, HerbertUffz11/27/19181/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330169 "Z6 + GL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11/12 August, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Rüdiger Nietsch, geb 1/9/1920, Obs and Ogefr Richard Hess, geb 3/15/1922, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
3362 Reinhardt,Ofw74/JG-52Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A 2nd, another LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. A 3rd, a Boston on 26 September, 1942. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 30 October, 1942. A 5th & 6th, both Yak-1s on 10 November, 1942. A 7th, a P-40 on 30 November, 1942.
3363 Reinhold, ErhardUffz39/ZG-26Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3299 (lost 8/26/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His Bf 110 crashed into the North Sea, 20 km W of Bergen Holland on 26 August, 1940 (DeSwart). He was KIA, and his unnamed gunner is laisted as MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane on 14 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hurricane on 18 August, 1940, no location.
3364 Reinhold, GerhardOfw414/JG-5 (8/43 S.U.), 5/JG-5 (10/43 S.U.), 4/JG-5 (12/43), III/JG-7 (3/45)Fw 190A, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 April, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 by Chemnitz. About 250 combat missions. One known victory, a P-39 9 km WNW of Malyi-Korabelnye (Russian Front) on 18 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 September, 1943. Two P-39s on 12 October, 1943. Four R-5s, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 in the Nevel area on 8 December, 1943. A P-39 on 15 December, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 December, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 14 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. Two La-5s on 3 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 24 February, 1944. Five Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 27 February, 1944. Two Yak-9s and an Il-2 on 28 February, 1944. A Yak-1 on 15 May, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 May, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 18 May, 1944. One known western JG-7 victory, a B-17(HSS) in the Zwikau area on 19 March, 1945. A B-17 over Chemnitz on 23 March, 1945. He is buried in Stendal.
3365 Reinicke, LeonardLt41/JG-302 (8/44), 9/JG-301 (12/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 W of Budapest on 20 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 on 21 August, 1944, no location given. His 3rd, a B-17 W of Papa on 22 August, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Finow on 5 December, 1944.
3366 Reinwald, RudolfOfhrStab III/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165616 "Black <3 _ I" (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 north of Soltau.
3367 Reisacher, AugustLt6/JG-300Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410053 "Yellow 3 + --" (lost 8/23/43 at Neuruppin)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1943 at Neuruppin due to fuel shortage.
3368 Reiser, RobertOfw77/JG-3 (8/44), 10/JG-3 (1/45)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464076 "Black 1" (dam 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 January, 1945; his "Black 1" reported damaged during Operation Bodenplatte, no further detail. One known victory, his 5th, a P-47 at Elbeuf on 19 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-26 in the Büllingen-Stavelot area on 23 December, 1944. His 7th, a Spitfire IX on 1 January, 1945. Added: Shot down by a Spitfire of No.401 Sq., crashing at Münster (Manrho/Putz publ.).
3369 Reiss, KarlLt34/JG-2 (12/41), 1/JG-2 (8/42)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Boulogne area on 8 December, 1941. His 2nd, a P-40 on 13 December, 1941, no location. Another Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
3370 Reissner, GeorgOfhr7/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461241 "Green 15 + -" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the St Quentin area. Source: L. Wiegels
3371 Reitenheger,Uffz14(F)/121 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 22 August, 1942.
3372 Reiter,Fw16/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 20 August, 1944.
3373 Reiter, Heiner "Heino"Fw19/JG-2Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5486 (40% dam 12/16/41) EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
He was injured 16 December, 1941 while making an emergency landing at the Vannes airfield due to an engine problem (absa3945). One known victory, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
3374 Reith, JosefUffz28/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2782 (lost 8/30/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 after being shot down (into the sea?) off Dungeness. One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 151 at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Bournemouth on 11 August, 1940.
3375 Reitter, RolandUffz9/StG-1Ju 87R (dam 8/8/40)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 8 August, 1940 when his ac was interceppted by fighters southwest of the Isle of Wight while attacking shipping. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Bernhard Renners was also WIA. They were both hospitalized upon their safe return to base (D.Drury).
3376 Remenji,Uffz11/Kgl.Üng.Stakastaffel (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 10 km SE of Akhtyrka on 18 August, 1943.
3377 Remmer, Hans "Bubi"Hptm8/17/1920Freiburg Breisgau27Erg/JG-27 (1/41), 1/JG-27 (6/41 N.Africa), Stfkpt 1/JG-27 (12/41), Kdr I/JG-27 (6/43)Bf 109F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 140138 (lost 11/2/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411915 "Wh 1"(lost 4/2/44) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/27/43)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 April, 1944 in "White 1" west of Graz after attacking four B-24 bombers, and being forced to bale out after a P-38 attack, falling to his death when his chute failed. Shot down with wounds 2 November, 1943 in Wk# 140138 by B-24 return fire near Neufeld. 14 victories in the Desert, all victories in the West, including 9 heavy bombers. His first victory, a Buffalo east of Sollum on 18 June, 1941. A P-40 near Benghazi on 20 December, 1941. His 10th victory was a Blenheim IV southeast of Abu Dweis on 10 August, 1942. His 18th, a B-17 at Leinergersdorf, south of Boon, on 12 August, 1943. His 19th, a B-24 35 km SSW of Weiner Neustadt on 1 October, 1943. His 20th, a B-24 Sw of Sankt Pölten (Bayern) on 22 February, 1944. His 23rd and 24th, both B-17s; an (HSS) "JJ-4" at St Viet and a 2nd, 7 minutes later, at Mauterndorf-Tamsweg His 25th, later that same day, a P-38 "GJ", no location. His 27th, and last (the same day of his death), a B-24 at Graz-Jüdenburg on 2 April, 1944.
3378 Rempel, EdgarHptm22.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 6/JG-2 (3/40 Zerbst)Bf 109B, Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4(lost)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1940 in aerial combat with fighters, location unknown. 2 victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander southeast of Brussels, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Epernay, 3 June, 1940.
3379 Renk, AugustOfw8/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 12/30/43 at Rohrbach Sinsheim)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
3380 Renner,Fw111/JG-5 (8/44 S.U.), 11/JG-5 (1/45 Gossen)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 17 August, 1944.
3381 Renner,Uffz9/JG-76 (8/44 Athis Fr.)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspShot down by a P-51 22 August, 1944, shortly after takeoff. His ac on fire, he made an emergency landing despite being severely burned (falkeeins-blogspot).
3382 Renner, A.Uffz8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FS" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; sd by British fighters near Middlesborough, crew dispositions not reported (KG-26 Loss List)
3383 Renner, KurtUffz16/JG-52Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 near Blechhammer on 7 August, 1944. This Flugzeugführer was shot down 22 September, 1944 near Vraux, France. Jager Blatt article.
3384 Rentsch, WernerHptmStfkpt 8/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3779 "5K + KS" (lost 5/25/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6534 "5K + CR" (lost 8/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 16 August, 1942, location and cause unknown. His Wk# 3779 was reported lost 25 May, 1942 at Toropjetz-Osztaschkow, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
3385 Repple, WalterOfw131/JG-76 (5/40), 2/JG-76 (6/40), 4/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.), 12/JG-54 (8/43)Bf 109E in JG-76, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550167 "White 8" (lost 9/14/43) in JG-54EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 September, 1943 during aerial combat southeast of Schatalowka-East Porusowka. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 405 west of Laon, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Potez 63 on 23 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hawk-75A northwest of Amiens, 6 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Dover-Lympne area on 12 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near London on 27 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 26 July, 1942. A 6th, a Soviet P-40 on 22 September, 1942. A 7th, a Yak-1 on 6 October, 1942. A 8th, an Il-2 on 23 October, 1942. An 9th, an Il-2 on 4December, 1942. A 10th, a Pe-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 February, 1943. An 12th, a Boston III on 28 August, 1943. A 13th, a Yak-9 on 7 September, 1943.
3386 Resch, Anton 'Toni'Oblt11/26/1921Stolberg Rheinland913/JG-52 (10/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 3/JG-52 (1/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 620581 "Yellow 3" (1/27/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166490 "Yellow 12" (9/10/44) RK(4/7/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Russian POW; handed over at wars end, for long years of captivity. Seriously wounded in "Yellow 3" on 27 January of 1944, by Russian fighters, but returned to duty in June of that same year. Wounded again in "Yellow 12" on 10 September, 1944 by Russian flak. Had 9 victories in one day. 210 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 21 October, 1943, a Gefr at the time. Two Yak-7s on 23 October, 1943. Two U-2s on 9 November, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-39 on 29 November, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 January, 1944. Two P-39s on 31 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 June, 1944. A P-39 on 4 June, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 26 June, 1944. A P-39 on 14 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944. A Yak-9 and a Pe-2 on 22 July, 1944. Two Yak-11s and a LaGG-5 on 12 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1944. three Il-2s on 24 August, 1944. Two Il-2, two Yak-9s and a U-2 on 25 August, 1944. Seven Soviet victories on 26 August, 1944. A P-39 and three Il-2s on 27 August, 1944. Seven victories again on 31 August, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 91 victories. Deceased 16 July, 1975 Stolberg/Aachen (P. Bastin).
3387 Resch, ElmarOblt11/19/191743/JG-2 (8/41), 4(Eins)/JFS-5 (9/41), 4/JG-2 (1/43), 9/JG-1, Stfkpt 11/JG-1 (8/44 France)Bf 109F, Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 163856 "Black 15" (lost 8/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 23 August, 1944 after being shot down by a P-47 near Thorigny France. Severely wounded 8 November, 1942. His first victory, a Spitfire at Cape de la Hague on 18 September, 1941. One known Desert victory, a P-40 10 km southwest of Tabarka on 6 January, 1942. A 2nd, a Boston on 4 May, 1942. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
3388 Resch, KarlLt4/4/1920Heilegenberg136/JG-54 (1/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 13/JG-54 (9/44), Stfkpt 15/JG-54 (12/44)Fw 190A-9 Werk# 205118 "Yellow 1" (lost 1/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1945 in aerial combat with Allied fighters over Münsterland near the Mittelland Kanal, by Broxten/Westf. (Siedlung Vennemoor). Buried Damme Friedhof, 10/4 (Rosseels). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 9 January, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, an La-5 on 22 January, 1944. A 3rd Soviet, an La-5 on 24 January, 1944. A 4th Soviet, an Il-2 on 27 March, 1944. A 5th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 3 April, 1944. A 6th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 28 June, 1944. Soviet nos. 7 & 8, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 at Kaluga on 19 July, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, both Soviet, a Yak-11 and an Il-2 in the Kreutsburg area on 7 August, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 in the Nijmegen area on 23 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-38 SE of St Vith on 17 December, 1944. A P-47 at Zülpich on 18 December, 1944.
3389 Resch, RudolfMaj4/7/1914Kamenz Saschen (Saxony)942.J/88 Legion Condor, 3/JG-77 8/40 Channel), Stfkpt 6/JG-52 (7/41), Stfkpt 5/JG-52, Kdr II/JG-52, Kdr IV/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109B (in Spain). Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3642 (35% dam in aerial combat 8/31/40) in JG-77, Bf 109F-2 "Yel 1" (7/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 13385 "Yel 9" (6/21/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk# 7264 (lost 7/43)
RK(9/6/42)

Spanish Cross-G

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)
EP(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Ftr.Oper.Clasp
KIA 11 July, 1943 in Wk# 7264 N of Judinka, near Orel Russia, the northern flank of the Kursk salient at the height of Operation Zitadelle. Wounded during the Battle of Britain. All victories in the East with one in Spain. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 at Gussanowka on 20 May, 1942. An Il-2 N of Bakejewka on 10 June, 1942. An Su-2 on 24 July, 1942. A triple on 25 July, 1942; an I-153, an I-16 Rata and a LaGG-3. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-3 on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-1 on 7 September, 1942. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 on 17 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 5 October, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 11 October, 1942. An La-5 on 7 January, 1943. Three LaGG-5s on 30 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 11 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 11 May, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 5 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. His last victory before his death this date, an Il-2 N of Judinka at 1150 hours on 11 July, 1943.
3390 Reschke, HeinzMaj9/24/1914Schulzenhagen4 Kdr I/NJG-6 (8/43), Kdr II/NJG-6 (2/44), Kdr I/NJG-1 (3/44), Stab I/NJG-6 (4/44) Bf 110G-4 (most likely) (lost 4/25/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24/25 April, 1944 colliding with a Bf 110 of 2/NJG-6 on landing (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. Another, a Lancaster in the Torgau District on 20 February, 1944. A Lancaster 30 km S of Reutlingen on 2 March, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Strasbourg on 15 March, 1944. Magnus, 7 victories. Boiten 5 victories.
3391 Reschke, Wilhelm "Willi"Ofw2/3/1922Mühlow 271/JG-302 (6/44), 2/JG-301, 9/JG-301 (9/44), 12/JG-301, Stab/JG-301 (3/45 Neustadt-Glewe Ger.)Bf 109G-6 "White 5" (lost 7/7/44) in 1/JG-302, Bf 109G-6 "White 10" (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G-6 "White 6 (lost 8/29/44), Fw 190A-8 "White 6" (lost 1/1/45) in 12Stf, Ta152H-1 Wk# 150168 "Grn 9" in Stab/301 RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/13/45)
EK-1 & 2
Wound Badge in Gold
Fighter Operational Clasp
48 combat missions. Flew "Green 9" 24 April, 1945. The "Green 9" was captured by the British and put on display in Farnborough. Bailed safely 7 July, 1944 after ramming a B-24 in his "White 5". Shot down by B-24 return fire in "White 10" 8/24/44 over Hradec, Cz., and by another 109 in "White 6 on 8/29/44, force landing at Banov CZ, near Uhersky Brod. Shot down 1/1/45 in Fw 190A-8 "White 6" by return fire after downing a B-17, his 22nd victory. Bailed successfully. One known victory was a Tempest flown by W/O Mitchell of RAF No. 486 Sq. (New Zealand). Known to have downed 2 Yaks over Berlin. 18 heavy bombers. His first two victories were B-24s W of Budapest while in 2/JG-301. A B-17 at Starnberger See on 19 July, 1944. A B-17 SE of Kassel on 16 August, 1944. He scored a double victory on 20 August, 1944; A B-24 and a B-24 (HSS), S of Budapest. A B-24 on 26 November, 1944, opposing the Misburg Raid. His 22nd, a B-17 at Gardelegen, 1/1/45. Nos. 26 & 27, both Yak-9s near Erkner on 24 April, 1945. He was shot down and wounded five times. In a History Channel interview, he said that he once rammed a bomber (guns jammed) out of frustration, but vowed never to do that again..."Stupid, and nearly cost me my life!". Added: Deceased 5 July, 2017 (D.Drury).
3392 Resseguier, Karl GrafHptm3Stab I/JG-300 (9/43), Kdr II/JG-301 (10/43), 2/NJG-5 (7/44)Fw 190A in JG-300, Bf 109G, Bf 110 & Ju 88 in NJG-5
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 II W of Hannover on 27 September, 1943. A 2nd, a "4 mot" at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Lancaster over Königsberg on 30 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Resugier, Ressugier and Ressegier. Proper surname: Resseguier de Miremont.
3393 Ressel, HeinzLt63/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12674 "Yellow 5" (dam 8/14/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 August, 1941, no further detail reported.
3394 Restemeyer, WernerHptmStfkpt in ZG-76, Kdr I/ZG-76 (8/40 Stavanger-Sola)Bf 110C "M8 + AB" (dam 5/29/40; combat at Tjelsund, W of Skaarland Norway, Uffz Werner Eichert WIA, pilot OK), Bf 110D-0 "M8 + AB" (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940, escorting He 111s of KG-26 over the North Sea, near Ved Newcastle Norway, when Spitfires hit his auxiliary fuel tank, causing his AC to explode into a fiery ball. Also killed , was his wireless operator, Uffz Werner Eichert and Observer Hptm Hartwich. He is believed to have perished with the crews of Oblt Knop and Oblt Loebes.
3395 Rethfeld, WernerGefr27/JG-27, 9/JG-27 (9/40)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4872 (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 September, 1940 during aerial combat near London, forced to ditch, most likely in the Channel. His first victory, a Hurricane S of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire E of Swanage on 15 August, 1940.
3396 Reuter,Lt315/KG-40Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Sunderland at the Bay of Biscay on 15 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Flamingo 0n 23 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Mosquito of Coastal Command on 25 September, 1943.
3397 Reuter,Ofw16/JG-3 (8/40)Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Battle SW of Boulogne on 23 August, 1940.
3398 Reymann, HasoLtStab/JG-54 (3/41), 6/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 108 "Black ?", Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10387 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 4 August 1943, while in 6 Staffel, in a Mid-air collision over Gatschina, SW of Siwerskaja, S.U.. On 16 March, 1941, while in Stab, his Bf 108 sustained 10% damage over Chateaudun.
3399 Rhinde, Karl HeinzFw11/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 31 August, 1944.
3400 Rich,UffzIII/JG-2Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2782 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 August, 1940: failed to return from a mission. location and Cause unknown.

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