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3301 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
3302 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.
3303 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.
3304 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).
3305 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.
3306 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.
3307 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.
3308 Rausch, GüntherUffz7/22/19211/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530230 "White 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1944 by Autz.
3309 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.
3310 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.
3311 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.
3312 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.
3313 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.
3314 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).
3315 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.
3316 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).
3317 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.
3318 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.
3319 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.
3320 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).
3321 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.
3322 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.
3323 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.
3324 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
3325 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.
3326 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.
3327 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.
3328 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.
3329 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.
3330 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
3331 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.
3332 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.
3333 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).
3334 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).
3335 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).
3336 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.
3337 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..
3338 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.
3339 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.
3340 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.
3341 Reinders, Uffz1/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 749 "White M" (lost 8/17/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1942 at Gnikowskoj; hit by flak.
3342 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

3343 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)
3344 Reingraeber, WalterFwPilots BadgeInformation found on the reverse of his wedding photo dated 11 August, 1940.
3345 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.
3346 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.
3347 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.
3348 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.
3349 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.
3350 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.
3351 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.
3352 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.).
3353 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.
3354 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
3355 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.
3356 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.
3357 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.
3358 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.
3359 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).
3360 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.
3361 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.
3362 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.
3363 Renk, AugustOfw8/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 12/30/43 at Rohrbach Sinsheim)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
3364 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.
3365 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).
3366 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)
3367 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.
3368 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).
3369 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.
3370 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).
3371 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.
3372 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.
3373 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.
3374 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.
3375 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).
3376 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.
3377 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.
3378 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.
3379 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.
3380 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.
3381 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.
3382 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.
3383 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.
3384 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.
3385 Richering, UdoLt9/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1727 (lost 8/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at the Bardufoss airfield 25 August, 1942 during a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
3386 Richter,Lt72/NJG-100 (10/43 S.U.), 4/NJG-100 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet PS-84 on the night of 13-14 October, 1943, an Ofw at the time. Nos. 2 & 3, both PS-84s (i.z.Arb.) the night of 7-8 April, 1944. A 4th, a DB-3F the night of 19-20 April, 1944. A PS-84 in the Duchnowo area the night of 14-15 May, 1944.A 6th, a PS-84 the night of 26-27 June, 1944. A 7th, a U-2 the night of 24-25 August, 1944.
3387 Richter, AdolfUffzJGr Süd, II/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171530 "Blue 14" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIFA 13 August, 1944 when the engine of his "Blue 14" failed on takeoff at Mönchen-Gladbach.
3388 Richter, ErnstOfw201/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 4/JG-11 (5/44 Husted), 4/JGr. West (6/44), 7/JG-11 (8/44), 8/JG-11 (9/44)Bf 109G-6 "White 5" (dam 7/1/44; fuel shortage crash) in 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-6s; "Green 11 + -" (dam 8/30/44) in 7 Staffel and "White 11 + -" (dam 9/2/44) in 8 Staffel; both lost to some sort of mechanical breakdown, pilot OK.
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
12 Soviet victories and 8 victories in the West. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 29 August, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a P-40 on 11 October, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-2 on 23 December, 1943. A Soviet La-5 on 5 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 February, 1944. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 2 April, 1944. Two known western victories, his 13th & 14th; both P-51s on 8 May, 1944, no location. His 15th, a P-47 at Lens-Douai on 1 July, 1944. His 16th, a P-51 in the Lisieux-Bernay area on 4 July, 1944. A 17th, a Spitfire over northern France on 14 August, 1944. A P-51 over northern France on 22 August, 1944. A P-38 at Evreux on 23 August, 1944. His 20th, a P-47 at St Quentin on 25 August, 1944. Magnus Report. Survived the war; flew some 60 missions as Nowotnys wingman (F. Braun).
3389 Richter, HansLt12/17/1916Dessau228/JG-27 (8/40) (9/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6378 "Black ?" (lost 9/11/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 September, 1941 in aerial combat with a Soviet I-16. He radioed that his engine was hit and he was making a force landing. The crippled Bf 109 caught some treetops near Tosno and burst into flames, killing him instantly. His 3rd victory, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His first known Soviet victories, numbers 5, 6 & 7, all three SB-2s SE of Grodno on 24 June, 1941. His 22nd, and last victory, a DB-3 NE of Tosno on 11 September, 1941, the date he was KIA. Added: He is probably buried in the German War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia, among the unknowns, as all the remains transferred there by the VDK could be identified (D.Drury).
3390 Richter, HeinzUffz4Stab/JG-26 (joins 7/41)Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7166 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 November, 1941 after he was pursued by a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq.. Badly injured, he bailed out near Desvres, but died on the ground. Long time wingman for Adolf Galland. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Hazebrouck area on 24 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire north of Dunkirk on 9 August, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 10 August, 1941, NW of Gravelines. His 4th, a Spitfire 2 km north of Etaples on 7 November, 1941.
3391 Richter, Hermann Heinz?Uffz16/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173804 "Black 7" (Lost 8/25/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 at Düren, no further detail (JG-6 List). One known victory, a P-38 at Tergnier on 25 August, 1944. May have previously served in ZG-26.
3392 Richter, KarlOblt2/ZG-76 (8/40 as Uffz), Kdr I/ZG-76 (12/43 as Oblt)Bf 110D (total loss 8/15/40)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Had his cockpit shot away by a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Squadron on 15 August, 1940, but was able to make a forced landing near Esbjerg, Norway. When he was hit, he suffered severe head wounds and slumped over the yoke, putting the AC in a dive. He recovered just in time to pull out, and half blinded, miraculously flew to Norway, where he crashed. Remaining crew: Uffz Geischechen, Observer, disposition unknown (Source: SIG Norway).
3393 Richter, KarlUffz191939/JG-54 (3/42 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (7/43)Bf 109F in 9 Staffel, Fw 190A-5 Werk# (14)5808 "White 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1943 by flak over Map Quadrant 18212. One known victory, a Soviet P-40 on 9 March, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 25 July, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 14 August, 1943.
3394 Richter, RichardFw410/NJG-3, 8/NJG-2 (1/45)Bf 110, Ju88G-6 Werk # 620768 "4R + OS" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1/2 January, 1945, shot down by a night fighter near Mil (Boiten). His Ju 88 was known to have crashed on 1/2 January, 1945 at Beers Holland, east of Graves after Operation Bodenplatte operations (DeSwart). He avoided capture until the next day. Remaining crew; Ogefr Erich Müller (MIA), Uffz Otto Held (POW)and Fw Franz Lange (MIA)(Rosseels). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Venlo on 19 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" 20 km NE of Hamburg on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, a "4 mot" in the Remagen area, and a 2nd in the Bremen area, on 13 August, 1944.
3395 Richter, WilliOfw4/LG-1Ju 88A Werk # unk "L1 + SM"(?) (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; sd by Hurricanes of Nos. 32 & 43 Sqs., crashing at Priors Leaze, near Southbourne, Sussex. Remaining crew: Oblt Harald Möller, Obs (KIA); Fw Heinz Dittmann, Flt/Engr (POW) and Gefr Erhard Anders, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Plot 3; Möller in Row A, Gr 19 and Anders in Row B, Gr 19 (D.Drury)
3396 Richtstein, HerbertLt8/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300028 "4D + CS" (lost 8/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew in the Bizerta harbor 17 August, 1943, cause unknown, one other crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
3397 Riebl, Edmund J.Ofw9/10/19127/KG-76Do 17Z-2 (lost 8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940 after aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF No. 112 Sq. over Tonbridge England. He crashed at Brenchley,near Paddock Wood, Kent. Crewman Ernst Brauer also MIA; Wächter and Klumb were KIA. Added: The two deceased are buried in the Tonbridge Cem., War Graves Group Section "S"; Anton Wächter, Gr 16, Edmund Klumb, Gr 15 (D.Drury).
3398 Riechey, ErwinOfw10/7/1916Arpke93/JG-2 (8/40) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6457 "Yellow 12" (lost 7/24/41) EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1941 attacking British Hampdens attacking Brest. He downed one before being shot down and killed by Hampden return fire, 1.5 km west of Bourg-Blanc (Brest). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane near Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at the Thames Estuary on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane 23 km N of Bournemouth on 5 October, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Portsmouth on 15 October, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Southampton on 5 November, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire on 30 June, 1941, no location. His 8th, a Spitfire on 4 July, 1941, no location. His 9th, a Hampden near Brest on 24 July, 1941. Added: Burial; Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 14, Row 11, Gr 687 (absa3945). Alternate spelling: Rieckey
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
3399 Rieck, GerhardUffzII/JG-3 (?), 12/JG-27 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 165653 "Black <3 + ~ (lost 8/13/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 13 August, 1944; Combat with a P-51 near Alencon. Mombeek MIA List.
3400 Rieckhoff, AugustLt353/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.), Stffüh 2/JG-52 (8/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 463315 "Black 11" (45% dam 2/9/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 February, 1945; killed making a belly landing at Breslau after taking a flak hit. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 6 May, 1944. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 20 May, 1944. Nos. 3 & 4, both Yak-9s on 24 May, 1944. A P-39 on 30 May, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 3 June, 1944. A U-2 on 5 July, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 6 July, 1944. A Yak-9 and a P-39 on 15 July, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 24 July, 1944. Twon Il-2s (m.H.) on 31 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 September, 1944. Two LaGG-5s on 23 September, 1944. A Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 14 October, 1944. A Yak-9, a LaGG-5 and a Yak-3 on 15 October, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 16 October, 1944. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-3 on 17 October, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 20 October, 1944. A Yak-3 on 27 October, 1944.

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