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3401 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.
3402 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).
3403 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.
3404 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.
3405 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).
3406 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).
3407 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.
3408 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.
3409 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).
3410 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.
3411 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.
3412 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)
3413 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).
3414 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).
3415 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
3416 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.
3417 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.
3418 Riede, Wolf DietrichLt7/KG-30Ju 88C "4D +?R" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940 after being shot down, during the Driffield airfield raid, by a Spitfire thought to be of RAF No. 616 Sq., piloted by Sgt T.E.Westmoreland. Remaining crew: Uffz Fritz Hartwich, Observer (KIA), Flgr Richard Ulbrich, wireless operator (MIA) and Uffz Peter Panhuysen, gunner (MIA). The AC disappeared out at sea near Bridlington after all the crew bailed. Only the body of Hartwich was recovered.
3419 Riedel, AlfredOfw4/KG-51, Stab I/KG-77Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144146 "3Z + CB" (lost 8/29/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 29 August, 1942 after aerial combat believed to be with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Horne. With the port engine on fire and the fear of being incinerated, or an explosion, Riedel ordered the crew to bail off Seaham. Remaining crew: Fw Josef Pfeffer, Observer, Ofw Paul Kolodzie, wireless operator (KIA) and Gefr Josef Sanden, gunner (KIA). Riedel and Pfeffer were rescued, but Kolodzie and Sanden drowned and were buried in Acklam Road Cemetery, Thornaby-on-Tees, where they still lie.
3420 Riedel, Hans ChristianLt7/30/1923Braunschweig187/JG-77 (5/44; 7/44 Romania), 10/JG-77 (8/44 Hungary)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163092 "White 1" (lost 7/4/44; injured after combat with a P-51 at Barsoiol, bailed safely), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165866 "White 8" (lost 9/3/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 SW of Deutsch-Budak (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the Balkans on 5 May, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (w.b.) on 11 June, 1944, no location over Romania. His 2nd per OKL, a B-24 (HSS) W of Bucharest on 28 June, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 3 July, 1944. His 4th, a P-38 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. His 5th & 6th, both P-51s over the Balkans on 31 July, 1944. His 7th, a Mosquito at Liegplatz: Mizil-Rum on 3 August, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 at Mizil-Rum on 4 August, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 in the Balkans on 10 August, 1944. His 10th, a P-51 in the Balkans on 17 August, 1944. His 11th & 12th, both Yak 9s over Rumania on 20 August, 1944. His 13th, a Yak 9 over Rumania on 21 August, 1944. His 14th & 15th, both Rumanian Bf 109s over Rumania on 24 August, 1944. Nos. 16, 17 & 18, all Yak-9s on 22 August, 1944. LOCS suggests only 6 victories.
3421 Riedel, HermannOblt6/KG-26 (6/40 Vaernes), 8/KG-26 (8/40 Sola)He 111H (30% dam 6/7/40), He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FS" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspCrashed his He 111 into the North Sea on 15 August, 1940, while returning from a mission over Sunderland England. Added: After unloading his bombs, Riedel set on a course to the Netherlands when he was attacked by fighters, losing one engine. Shortly afterwards, their second engine failed and they were forced to ditch, but were able to send an SOS. The were rescued by an He 59 of Seenotkdo IV, Wk# 2606 "D-AFFK". The He 59 was detected by a Hudson bomber of RAF No.206 Sq., and was promptly sd back into the Sea at Map Quad Pl.Qu.6997. A Do 24 and two small crafts from a German Navy ship, rescued both crews. The He 59 was taken in tow, but flipped over by Norderneyharbor, requiring sinking by gunfire. Remaining Riedel crew (survived): Fw Willi Scholl, Obs; Ofw Paul Süssenbach, R/O and Ofw Kalle Müller, Flt Engr.. The one known crewman on the He 59 was Observer Lt.z.S Siegfried Boerner (KIA) and buried in the War cem. Norderney, Blk C, Gr 51 (D.Drury). His He 111 damaged 30% by a Hurricane of No.46 Sq., on the Vaernes airfield (KG-26 Loss List).
3422 Riedel, JosefHptm1/31/19099/KG-27 (8/40)He 111P (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1940 after being shot down by Spitfires of RAF No.92 Sq, during a bombing raid over West Country. The AC crashed at 18:00 hours into the sea at Bridgewater Bay, between Barry and Steep Holm Island. Remaining crew: Uffz Adelhard Witt, Observer (MIA); Fw Ernst Haumann, Mech (MIA); Gefr Emil Wolf, Gunner (MIA) and Uffz Hans Dolata, R/O (KIA). Dollata's body washed ashore at Portishead on 12 September, 1940, and he is buried at Weston-sur-Mare Cemetery, Sec Y, Gr 240. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Lt Riedel (KIA) and also buried at Weston-sur-Mare Cemetery (LOCS)
3423 Riedel, Karl HeinzUffz9/26/19237/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738167 "Yellow 16" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 January, 1945; known to have crashed his A-8 northeast of Westerbeek, south of Oploo, on 1 January, 1945, during Operation Bodenplatte. (DeSwart). Initially buried in a mass grave at De Rips Holland, and was re-buried in August 1959 at Ysselsteyn, TD-4-43 "Find a Grave" by Fred 12/2011.







3424 Rieder, Hans PaulUffz5/15/1920FreiburgErg/JGr West, 5/JG-26 (joins 7 Aug.,42)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 22120 "Black 9" (lost 8/19/42)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 19 August, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires at Dieppe/St. Valery. This was his 1st combat mission. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/10/384 (Rosseels).
3425 Riegler, GünterOfw3/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 August, 1940; sd with wounds by fighters over the sea off Selsey, Sussex. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Oskar Langwost was also WIA and POW (D.Drury).
3426 Rieh,UffzIII/JG-2Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2782(lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 August, 1940; Failed to return from a mission, location and cause unknown.
3427 Riehle, AugustUffz5/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H-3 "1H + BN" (lost 5/22/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 22 May, 1940; sd with wounds, when after dropping supplies to German forces, they attacked transport vessels when their left engine was hit and began to burn. They made a force landing into a hill at Sjövegan. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Karl Heinz Hess, Ogefr Josef Kopitz and Flg Rudolf Entrich. Hess & Riehle spent six years in prison in Scotland & Canada; Kopitz & Entrich (R/O & Mech) became prisoners in Norway, but were soon released (Flyvrak Norway).
3428 Riemann, KurtOfw6/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2750 "V4 + DW" (lost 8/30/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940: sd with wounds after being attacked by fighters and the crew had to bail. The ac crashed at Roy Hill, Hadlow Down, Sussex. Remaining crew: Fw Richard Vester, Obs (POW/WIA); Uffz Werner Stein, R/O (POW); Ofw Karl Heinz Rauschert, Flt Engr (KIA) and Flg Rudolf Zinnögger, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 3; Zinnögger, Gr 88, Rauschert, Gr 89 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3429 Riemenschneider, KarlUffz5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300099 "??" (lost 8/9/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5151 9 August, 1943; hit by enemy return fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
3430 Riemer, EberhardOblt3/27/19203(F)/122 (Schiphol) Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk "F6 + IL" (lost 2/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
, EP (10/5/42), Observer Operational Clasp
He was uninjured in his Ju 88 which crashed at Schiphol Holland on 27 February, 1943, cause (DeSwart). Remaining crew (all uninjured): Oblt August Högl (DK-G & EP), Obs; Fw Herbert Uhlmann, F/E and Uffz Herbert Banz, Gunner. Alternate spelling: Reimer. Wiki Luft data.
3431 Riepe, Ernst Horst?Fw59/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5039 "White 9" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 September, 1941 during aerial combat near Kolpino. Mombeek & Magnus. One known Soviet victory, his 1st, an SB-2 S of Vilna on 22 June, 1941. His 2nd & 3rd, both SB-2s S of Minsk on 27 June, 1941. A 4th, a DB-3 on 20 July, 1941. A 5th, a SB-3 on 10 August, 1941. Another source states the E-7 was "Yellow 11".
3432 Riepelsiep, Rudi HermannFw1/19/1913Wuppertal, BarmenFFS AB (Detmold 4/39), FFS AB-113 (6/42 Brünn), 3/JG-3 (Bad Aibling 11/42), 3/JG-103 (12/42), 2 Erg/ZG-Deblin 12/42), 5/SKG-10 (2/43 Carpiquet, 6/43 Sicily)Me 210 in ZG-Deblin, Fw 190A-4-4/U8 in 3/JG-3, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 180959 (lost 8/1/43)KVK-2 (1/30/42)
EK 1(6/16/43) & EK 2(5/19/42)
Assault Operational Clasp in Bronze (8/1/43
not issued)
KIA 1 August, 1943 during a ground attack at Itanara, east of Citanova Sicily after being hit by AA fire. Ofw Rehwoldt killed in this same action. Jager Blatt 4 & 5/2003 & Collin Fuller. Entered service in May, 1937. 25 missions; 9 over England and 16 over Sicily.
3433 Ries, GünterOfhr13/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2141 "4D + AX" (damaged)Wound Badge(5/17/44)
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 17 May, 1944 when, while on a training flight, he was attacked by American P-51s and made an emergency landing in a field southwest of Hjallerup Denmark. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hermann Asendorf, Obs, (WIA); Ogefr August Püster, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Leopold Winkler, Gunner (KIA) and buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 24 May, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
3434 Ries, OswaldLt2/ZG-1Bf 110 Werk # 3991 "S9 + RK" (lost 8/1/42), Bf 110D Werk # 3807 "S9 + JK" (lost 10/3/42), Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2122 "S9 + RK" (lost 12/18/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 18 December, 1942 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4958, cause unknown. His unnamed gunner also MIA. MIA (earlier) on 3 October, 1942 after being hit by flak in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49243, and must have returned since I found a December 1942 entry, also in the Bf 110 Loss List. Wk# 3991 reported lost 1 August, 1942 near Popo Russia due to flak, crew returned. Bf 110 Loss List
3435 Riesbeck, KarlUffzStab/JG-77 (8/43), 2/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 18870 "Red 11" (lost 9/10/43) in 2 StaffelFighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 September, 1943; Aerial combat, 20 km west of Montecorvino. Mombeek MIA List. One known "Probable", a "well shot up" P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943.
3436 Riese, Heinz Heinrich Josef AugustUffz11/1/1920Bodenrode115/JG-300 (Reinsdorf)Bf 109G-14/U4 Werk # 511977 "Yellow 16" (lost 12/17/44 at Hochheim Sudetenland)EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Pohooi, Novy Jiein, CZ. Source: JG-300 Loss List. Buried Valasske, Blk 2, as unknown.
3437 Rieter, HeinoFw19/JG-2 (8/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5486(40% dam) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 16 December, 1941 due to engine failure near Vannes airfield. One known victory, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1941, no location.
3438 Riethdorf,Uffz34/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 21 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-5 on 26 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 August, 1943.
3439 Rietzler, Friedrich FritzUffz24/JG-2 (8/41 Channel), 7/JG-2 (Channel 4/42)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8169 (lost 4/16/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 April, 1942 in aerial combat with fighters; crashed into the sea 20 km north of Cherbourg. One known victory, a Spitfire between Cape Gris Nez and Ramsgate on 18 August, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 7 km north of Dunkirk on 25 August, 1941. Alternate spellings: Rietzeler, and Ritzler.
3440 Rimarski, Hans JoachimLt1Stab II/JG-2 (7/43), 5/JG-2 (7/43 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19875 "White 28 + -" (lost 8/19/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1943; emergency take-off, combat with a B-26 at Epinay (Mombeek). One known victory, a Spitfire at Bourneville on 14 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Remarkski (Mombeek MIA detail).
3441 Rimmel,FwI/JG-54Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940. Force landed his 109 at St. Inglevert after a cross-channel operation. Pilot disposition uncertain.
3442 Ring, BodoLt8Stfkpt 7/JG-27 (7/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-27 (8/44), 10/JG-3 (12/44), 10/JG-27 (2/45)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 April, 1945 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 20 km E of Lisieux on 6 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 S of Dreux on 16 August, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 at Rouen on 27 August, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 at Hattern on 12 December, 1944. His 7th, a Tempest at Bramsche on 8 February, 1945. His 8th, an Auster SE of Julich.
3443 Ringe, HelmuthOfhr1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk#171661Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1944; Combat with a Spitfire and a P-47 south of Rouen. Mombeek MIA List.
3444 Rinke, ErnstUffz2/10/1922Hannover25/JG-53 (7/43 Lucera It.) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16346 "Black 16 + -" (lost 7/10/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160366 (lost 9/14/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 September, 1943; crashing at Lucera/Foggia after engine trouble during a scramble. WIA 10 July, 1943 during aerial combat with enemy fighters near Modica. One known victory in Sicily, his 1st, a P-38 on 10 July, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 30 km south of Volturno, 20 August, 1943. Added: Uffz Rinke crashed and burned at Lucera airfield occurred during a raid on the airfield. This, and the pilots birth information, from an original German document of Fold3 Archives, shared by Tommaso Palermo of Foggia, 2/2021.
3445 Ripke, HermannLt3/19/191938/JG-26 (joins 1/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 (lost), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5795 "Black 2 + I" (lost 10/25/40)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 October, 1940 in aerial combat with Spitfires from either RAF No. 92 or 603, breaking up over Riverhill House, south of Sevenoaks, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 163 (M.Croft). WIA 8 June, 1940 in aerial combat with a Hawk 75A at Amiens. One known victory, a Morane 406 on 17 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hurricane on 18 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire of RAF No.92 Sq. over the Thames estuary on 9 September, 1940.
Cannock Chase
3446 Rippert, HorstFw5/24/1922284/JGr Süd (Italy 3/44), 6/Kdo JGr Süd (5/44), 3/JGr-200 (6/44), 13/JG-27 (11/44), 5/JG-27 (4/45)Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
10 bombers. One known victory, as an Ogefr in JGr Süd, a B-17 120 km S of Toulon on 7 March, 1944. another, a B-24 40 km S of Toulon on 11 March, 1944. A B-26 near Charleville on 7 May, 1944. A Mosquito MM256 over southern France on 13 May, 1944. A B-24 at Draguignan on 25 May, 1944. Another B-24 on 26 May, 1944 a S of Cape Cameret Fr.. A B-24 (HSS) at Marseille on 25 June, 1944. A P-51 S of Marseille on 5 July, 1944. A B-24 SW of Marseille on 24 July, 1944. In 2008, Rippert told a French daily newspaper, "Le Provence", that he had been the pilot who shot down French poet and editor, Antoine de Saint Exupery, a USAAF volunteer. The poet was on a recon flight in a P-38 over the Med, in the Marseille area in July, 1944. A Spitfire NE of Hyeres on 12 August, 1944. A P-51 in the Halle area on 2 November, 1944. His 21st, a B-26 SW of Münster on 22 February, 1945. His 22nd, a Typhoon NE of Düsseldorf on 24 February, 1945. His 23rd & 24th, two Yak-3s 10 km W of Nauen on 25 April, 1945. His 25th, a Yak-9 on 26 April, 1945. His 26th, an Il-2 on 27 April, 1945. Nos. 27 & 28, both Spitfires on 4/30/45. His late war wingman was Herbert Knobbe. Deceased 19 April, 2013 (P. Bastin).
3447 Rismann, G.?(F)/122 (Orio al Serio)Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280229 "F6 + FP" (lost 8/8/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with three unnamed crew 8 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of No.255 Sq. at Borella.
3448 Rissmann, G.Uffz6(F)/122 (Bergamo)Ju 188F-1 Werk # 280229 "F6 + FP" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 August, 1944; shot down by a Night Fighter crasing at Borella. Remaining crew of three, unnamed, also KIA. Wiki Luft data.
3449 Ritter, KarlOblt38/JG-53 (5/43 Sicily), 11/JG-53 (8/44)Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15289 (lost 5/10/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 May, 1943 during aerial combat with "4 mots" near Chinisia, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). One known Desert victory, his 1st, a B-17 in the Chinisia area on 10 May, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at Havelte, N of Meppel, on 15 August, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944.
3450 Ritter, Karl ErichLt1/KGr-806 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140701 "M7 + DH" (lost 8/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 11 August, 1942 due to flak while attempting an attack on HMS Victorious during Operation Pedestal (Ju 88 Loss List).
3451 Ritter, Rudolf, RudiUffz712/JG-54, 4/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (15)2607 "White 4" (lost 8/3/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 August, 1943 in aerial combat with 6 Lagg 5s south of Schum. His first known Soviet victories, Two LaGG-3s, an I-180 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 15 July, 1943. A Yak-7B on 17 July, 1943. A 7th, an La-5 on 19 July, 1943.
3452 Ritzel, GeorgOblt11/19/1914101/JG-54 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-9 Werk# 750081 "White 1" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 October, 1944, 6 km north of Vainoda. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 30 June, 1944. Nos 2 & 3, both Pe-2s on 26 August, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, an Il-2 and a P-39 on 14 September, 1944. A 6th, a P-39 on 15 September, 1944. Nos. 7 & 8, both Il-2s on 7 October, 1944. A 9th, an Il-2 on 22 October, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944.
3453 Rixan, AugustFw1/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6365 "9K + BH" (lost 6/28/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 June, 1941 at an undisclosed location in Russia, cause unknown. One other MIA and two WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
3454 Rober, PeterLt10/ZG-1, 6/JG-26 (joins 3/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170426 "Black 10" (dam), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731085 "Black 1" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Black 1" with a P-51 of 354FG, 355FS S of ST. Quentin. WIA 9 May, 1944 during aerial combat when his "Black 10" was hit by B-24 return fire near Keil. He was able to force land his AC with only minor injuries to himself. He was Addi Glunzs wingman this date. Former Transport pilot.
3455 Robles,LtBlue Sqdrn.5 (Span)/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2Fighter Operational ClaspKnown to have collided with Lt Antonio Navarro (KIA) north of Ssregijewskoje (Sergiyevskoye/Сергиевское), near Orel on 7 August, 1942. He was able to continue escorting Fw 189s. Source: Antonio Duarte.
3456 Roch, EckardtLt55/JG-26, Adj II/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 823 (lost 9/3/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 September, 1940 in aerial combat over Margate with Spitfires of RAF No. 603 Sq. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire I over Dordrecht, 13 May, 1940. The same day, he achieved two more victories, two Spitfire Is over Rotterdam. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire of RAF No. 266 Sq. W of Dover on 16 August, 1940.
3457 Rockel, FritzOfw34/JG-27 (8/40) (4/41 Balkans & Africa)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4952 "White 13" (lost 4/20/41), Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8431 (lost 12/8/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 8 December, 1941 after being shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 80 Sq in the El Adem area. Shot down with wounds in White 13 on 20 April, 1941; hit by ground fire near the Eleusis airfield; returned. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim N of Rotterdam on 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km W of Selsey Bill on 18 August, 1940. A 3rd, a Blenheim, southeast of Ain-el-Gazala on 22 November, 1941.
3458 Rocktäschel, HeinzFw2/2/1916Sonneberg3/StG-2 Ju 87B Werk # 5618 "T6 + KL" (lost 8/16/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing Bowley Farm, South Mundham, Sussex. He died (DOW) the next day. Buried Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row 7, Gr 162. (M.Croft & D.Drury). His R/O-Gnr, Ofw Willi Witt (1/2/1911), was also KIA, bur CC, Plot 6, Row7, Gr 161 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3459 Rode, HelmutFw1(F)/130BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311024 "8L + EL" (80% damaged)Observer Operational ClaspWIA 22 August, 1943; post operation landing accident at Trondheim Norway. Remaining crew (all WIA): Lt Otto Moser, Observer; Uffz Erich Richter, R/O; Ogefr Werner Stauder, Gunner and Uffz Hans Krolls, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
3460 Rödel, Gustav 'Siegfried'Obst10/24/1915Merseburg Sachsen98Legion Condor, 2/JG-21 (9/39), Stafkpt 4/JG-27 (9/41 Balkans; 4/42 Libya), Kdr II/JG-27 (5/42), Kdr JG-27Bf 109D-1 in JG-21, BF 109E-7 Werk # 4180 (5/41), Bf 109F "Yellow 4" (41), Bf 109F (lost 7/26/42; hit obstruction on TO), Bf 109G Werk# 4180?
RK(6/22/41)
EL(6/20/43)
Spanish Crosss

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/22/42)
EP(12/14/40)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
12 Bombers. 980 missions. 97 victories in the West, including 52 in the Desert; one in Russia. His 90th victory, a B-17 at Hammekburg on 12 May, 1944. His 95th victory, a P-47 at Evreux-Gaillon on 29 June, 1944. Two other P-47s this approx same day, same area. While serving in JG-21, Rödel was downed in his 109D-1 on 1 September; 1939 over Ostrolenka, Poland (?) and was carried as "MIA" until his return shortly thereafter. His 1st victory was a Polish P-24 this same date at 17:08 in the Warsaw area. His 2nd, a Hurricane 15 km S of Lüttich on 12 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. His 4th, a Potez 63 NW of Dunkirk on 6 or 7 June, 1940. He bacame an Ace by downing his 5th, a Spitfire N of Cape Gris Nez on 11 August, 1940. Became "double Ace" on 3 September, 1940, downing two Spitfires at Southend. Rödel was one of the Aces taking part in the 22 Jan., 1945, "Mutiny of the Aces". Bowers/Lednicer, 98 victories. Deceased 6 February, 1995. Photo


L-R: Major Gustav Rödel (Kommodore JG 27) - Hptm. Werner Schroer (Kommandeur ll./JG 27) - Major Rudolf Sinner (Kommandeur lV./JG 27)
3461 Röder, KurtUffz45/JG-300 ("Herrmann")Fw 190A-6 (lost 1/29/44 at Gross-Beeren)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28/29 January, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Gross-Beeren (Boiten). Three known victories, two Lancasters and a Stirling at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 4th, a Stirling E of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943.
3462 Röders, Hans Carl Oblt8Flt Instr at Werneuchen (8/39), 9/JG-2 (5/40 Channel), Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (6/41)He 51, Bf 109E "Yellow 1" & "Yellow 3 in 40, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6764 "Brown 1 + I" (lost 6/23/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1941; Failed to return from a mission in "Brown 1" over the Channel. Found 27 June, 1941. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 north of Reims, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 12 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Weymouth on 25 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Yeovil on 30 September, 1940. On 17 June, 1941, he downed two Hurricanes, however, no location given.
3463 Roebbers, Rudolf "Rudi"Ofw7 3/JG-2 (5/42), Stabsstaffel/JG-51 (3/43), JGr-Ost (10/43) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0120208 (50% dam 8/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 375 (lost 10/3/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 3 October, 1943 when his A-3 exploded in mid-air near Toulouse, France. Injured in a crash 19 August, 1942, after making an emergency landing at Dieppe after aerial combat with British fighters (A.Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane on 3 May, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942, the same day as his emergency landing, an Uffz in JG-2. After recovering from his injuries, his 3rd, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 March, 1943, now in JG-51. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 16 March, 1943. A 5th, a MiG-3 on 3 May, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 July, 1943, now a Fw. Alternate spelling: Röbbers (OKL 1st two victories).
3464 Roediger,Ofw13/SG-5 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 14 August, 1944.
3465 Roehrig, HansHptm11/4/1919Hindenburg Oberschlesien753/EKdo 210 (9/40), 3/JG-53 (5/41S.U. & Malta), Stfkpt 9/JG-53 (11/42 Med)Bf 210, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6726 (WIA 7/4/41) & Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10234 "Yellow 4" (WIA 6/30/42), both in 3/JG-53; Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13480 (lost 8/6/42), Bf 109G-4/R6/Trop Wk # 15063 "Yellow 5 + I" (lost 7/13/43) in 9 Staffel RK(10/2/42)
EP(10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 July, 1943 over the Straits of Messina after aerial combat in "Yellow 5" with Spitfires near Catania Plains escorting Ju 52s on a para drop. Shot down and bailed successfully on 6 August, 1942, in Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13480 during aerial combat with Soviet fighters. 50 victories in the East, many multiple victories. His 9th, a Soviet I-61 on 5 June, 1942. His 10th & 11th, two Il-2s on 31 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 E of Stalingrad on 13 August, 1942. Two I-180s on 20 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2, a Yak-1 and a U-2 on 8 September, 1942. Three Il-2s on 9 September, 1942. Four Yak-1s on 19 September, 1942. Three Yak-1s, a P-40 and a LaGG-3 on 20 September, 1942. Many Soviet multiples! His 57th & 58th victories, two Spitfires in Africa on 12 October, 1942. Another known Spitfire 50 km south of Corro on 28 January, 1943. His victory count may be 80, as he reportedly downed five AC while serving in Erpr.Gr 210. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories.
3466 Roell, Werner PaulMaj2/8/1914Ailly sur Noye (France)1Transportgruppe/StG-77 (Norway), Stfkpt 4/StG-77, Dep. Kdr I/StG-77 (10/43), JV-44 (2/45 Brandenburg; 4/45 Munich)Ju 52, Ju 87D in Oct, 1943, Me 262A-1a in JV-44 RK(5/25/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
One known victory, a Soviet SB-2 bomber on 27 August, 1942. Kdr I/SG-77 in Dec 43. 477 missions and sinking one light cruiser near the Crimea. Served in Norway, over England, Yugoslavia, Crete, then to Defense of the Reich in JV-44. Promoted to Hptm after 440 combat missions. Deceased 10 May, 2008 Salenstein Switzerland (P. Bastin).
3467 Roggenbach, FritzOfw37/JG-77, 10/JG-77 (8/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165676 "White 1" (50% dam 8/15/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 15 August, 1944 after crashing at Mizil due to engine trouble. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Ploesti on 23 June, 1944. His 2nd, a P-38 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 over the Balkans on 31 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Roggenback & Roggenbuch.
3468 Rohde, HermannOblt9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2340 (lost 7/5/43, flak, Map Pl.Qu. 63543), Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130775 (lost 8/20/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/5/43)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 20 August, 1943; shot down by flak, no further detail. WIA 5 July, 1943 by flak in Wk# 2340, no mention of crew injuries (Ju 87 Loss List). DK-G Awards List
3469 Rohde, Karl UlrichFw55/JG-77 (4/43 Tunisia))Bf 109E, Bf 109F(Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16322 (lost 3/5/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 412110 "White 5"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 April, 1944; Aerial combat southeast of Vardö. Mombeek MIA List. His Wk# 16322 collided with another G-6, Wk# 16337, piloted by Uffz Schmittbittner (KIC) on 5 March, 1943 during takeoff from La Fauconnerie-Nord, Rohde OK. One known Desert victory, his 1st while in 5/JG-77, was a Spitfire 30 km southwest of Tunis on 25 April, 1943. His 2nd, also in 5/JG-77, a Spitfire on 8 May, 1943. His 3rd, over Sicily (under given name Karl Ulrich), a P-40 on 10 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Rodhe. His 4th (K-Ulr), a P-40 10 km northwest of Trapani on 10 July, 1943. His 5th, a P-51 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943.
3470 Rohde, Paul AlbertHptm1/27/1906GelsenkirchenDLV (30's), 5/NJG-4 (Rheine)Bf 110D or E (lost 8/11/42)Class "C" Glider Badge (7/2/37)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 11 August, 1942; crashed at Quakenbrück on a non-operational flight. Source: M. Balss & Y.Trentini.Image courtesy of Yisela Trentini
3471 Rohde, PeterUffz107/JG-5 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412110 "White 5" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down at Vardo Norway on 23 April, 1944, pilot disposition unknown (Source: SIG Norway). One known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 on 2 September, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 14 September, 1943. A 4th, a Soviet Hurricane on 26 October, 1943. Nos. 5, 6 & 7 (to Peter), two Il-2s and a P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Nos. 8, 9 & 10 (Peter), a P-39 and two P-40s on 23 April, 1944. Need to check the OKL Claims List by dates to allocate all Rohde (Peter & Karl) victories correctly.
3472 Röhler, WolfgangFhjFwRecon pilot, 6/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174104 "Black 12" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Black 12" with P-51s of RAF No. 315 Sq. (Polish) at Beauvais-Tille. Unable to bail, he died in the crash of his AC.
3473 Rohlfing, WalterOfw9/12/191979/NJG-3Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax II 5 km W of Sittensen on 25 July, 1943. A 2nd same day, a Wellington 2 km E of Buchholz. Two Stirlings on 30 July, 1943, both 4 km SE of Ahrenswohlde. A "4 mot" on 31 March, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" at the Wester airfield on 23 May, 1944. A "4 mot" 20 km N of Celle on 13 August, 1944. Deceased 27 October, 1999. Magnus, victory count may be 15. Boiten 11 victories.Jager Blatt Obit. Alternate spelling: Röhlfing.
3474 Rohlfs, AugustGefr1/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26066 "White 7" (lost 6/30/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 30 June, 1944 at Agram, 50 km SE of Zagreb Yugoslavia. Taken prisoner by partisans, but exchanged. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
3475 Röhlke, ErichUffz6/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140742 "L1 + HP" (lost 8/21/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Alexandria 21 August, 1942, probably due to an enemy fighter attack (Ju 88 Loss List).
3476 Röhr, KarlFw41/JG-27 (6/44), 9/JG-3Bf 109G-6 Werk# 165135 "White 11" in JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Alencon. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a B-24 30 km below Drauburg on 10 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 N of Hochschwab on 24 May, 1944. His 4th, a P-38 on 18 June, 1944, no location.
3477 Rohr, Rudolf RudiLt1/13/1921Wendewich Luneberg5/NJG-1 (St Trond, Be.)Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4657 "G9 + LN" (lost 8/25/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1942; shot down during night combat with British bomber force. The AC crashed north of Essen, near Kottenforst railway station, killing both crew. His R/O-Gunner was Uffz Erwin Gerhard Cobi. Alternate spelling: Röhr (Bf 110 Loss List)
3478 Röhrer, HerbertLt11/19/1922Heidelberg1(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk# 430564 "7A + NH" (lost 8/12/43)Observer Operational ClaspFlew as Pathfinder for a bombing mission against Plymouth the night of 12/13 August, 1943. He, Observer Eckhard Hein (geb 5/20/21), and R/O Uffz Helmut Götze (geb 8/26/22) went MIA after crashing into the sea 8 miles southeast of Plymouth. Gunner Uffz Oskar Eichstil (geb6/14/21) was killed, and his body recovered from the sea on 20 August, 1943. They were shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 169 Sq, piloted by F/Lt W.H. "Andy" Miller. Jager Blatt 1/2001 Alternate spelling: Roeher.
3479 Röhrich, Karl RudolphUffz5/16/1917Stab II/ZG-76 Bf 110C-4 Werk# & code Unk "M8 + C?" (lost 8/15/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 15 August, 1940, believed sd by a Spitfire of No. 609 Sq., piloted by F/O A.R. Edge. The ac crashed at West Wellow, near Romsey, Hampshire. His R/O, Uffz Theodor Neymeyer was also KIA. Both are buried at CC, Plot 2, Row 2, Röhrich in Gr 29; Neymeyer in Gr 28. Source: D. Drury.
Cannock Chase
3480 Röhrig, RobertFhj-UffzIII/JG-26 (joins 4/44), 10/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441479 "Black 10" (lost), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460514 "Black 16" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51; the ac crashed near Wettringen, in the Münster-Osnabrück area. The ac was found in 1992. Mombeek. WIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Black 10" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 Sq. (Canadian) near Rouen, SE of Lisieux. He bailed successfully with injuries.
3481 Röhrle, BrunoFwII/JG-5 (3/43 Norway), Fl.ü.G.-1 (12/43), 10/JG-27 (8/44 France; 12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10128 (lost 3/10/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410853 (30% dam 12/4/43), Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 413709 "White 3 + I" (lost 8/16/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330282 "Red 10 + I" (lost 12/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Aachen area. MIA 16 August, 1944 in the Druex area, cause unknown, pilot presumed returned. Injured in a crash at Köthen airfield 4 December, 1943 during a delivery flight, cause, pilot error. Shot down with wounds 10 March, 1943 by enemy fire west of Tovansjoen. Source: SIG Norway.
3482 Roisch, KurtLt201/JG-3 (S.U.), Adj I/JG-3Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10202 "Black <" (90% dam 8/26/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15411 (lost 7/28/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 July, 1943, cause and location unknown; DOW 30 July, 1943 (Magnus). His G-6 crashed at Lexmond Holland, SW of Vianen (DeSwart). Injured slightly on 26 August, 1942 crashing on takeoff from the Tusow airfield. His first known Soviet victory, an R-10 on 26 May, 1942. His 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 1 July, 1942. His 3rd, 4th & 5th, two Il-2and an R-10 on 6 July, 1942. A 6th, a Boston on 8 July, 1942. His 7th, a MiG-1 on 9 July, 1942. His 8th, a Boston on 12 July, 1942. His 9th, a LaGG-3 on 17 July, 1942. His 10th, an Il-2 on 18 July, 1942. His 11th, a Hurricane on 27 July, 1942. His 12th & 13th, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 in the Aksag/Tschapurniki areas on 4 August, 1942. His 14th, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A 15th & 16th, two LaGG-3s at Katschalinskaya on 19 August, 1942. A 17th & 18th, both Il-2s on 1 October, 1942. A 19th & 20th, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 14 October, 1942.
3483 Roitner, FranzUffz12/NJG-3Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750343 "D5 + LM" (lost 8/15/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14/15 August, 1943 into the Wadden Sea at Amrum Island during a practice flight. Source: T. Boiten & Ju 88 Loss List.
3484 Rolland, HeinzLt912/NJG-1 (8/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (11/44)Bf 110, Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Sevelen, SW of Wesel (Boiten). Seven victories were bombers, including a Stirling on 23 October, 1943. Another known victory, a Lancaster into the sea on 24 August, 1943. A Stirling 4 km W of Brandenburg on 1 September, 1943. Another Stirling on 20 October, 1943. A Lancaster near Alkmaar on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" 10 km E of Turnhout on 25 May, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" N of Antwerp, same day. A "4 mot" in the Arras area on 13 June, 1944. A 9th, a "4 mot" in the Bochum-Dortmund area on 4 November, 1944. Magnus, 13 victories. Boiten 12 victories.
3485 Rollwage, HerbertOblt9/24/1916Gielde bei Goslar1025/JG-53 (4/41), Stfkpt 5/JG-53 (10/42 Malta), 2/JG-106 (12/44 as Instr), II/JG-53 (4/45)Bf 109G-2 "Blk 2" (300th FF), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10500 "Blk 5"(dam 11/10/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 10867 (WIA 3/2/43), Bf 109G-4 Wk# 16067, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18242 "Blk 2" (WIA 7/10/43) RK(4/5/44)-EL(1/24/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/42)
EP(8/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Badge
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
Shot down with wounds on 10 November, 1942, over Koufonisi Is. and made a successful force landing in G-2 "Black 5". Shot down with wounds by Spitfires near Pont du Fahs on 2 March, 1943, and made a force landing in the G-4 near Bou Arada, totally destroying the AC. On 10 July, 1943, he was again wounded in aerial combat near San Pietro in the G-6, but managed to return to base. This incident sent him to Instructor duty at JG-106 until it was disbanded, whereupon he returned to II/JG-53 near wars end. 44 Bombers. Had flown 300 missions by Aug. 1942, 664 combat missios by wars end. 11 victories in Russia, 3 on 27 August, 1941, the rest in the West including N.Africa and Sicily. His 50th victory, a B-24 (HSS) on 22 February 1944, while based at Vienna-Seyring. His 60th, a P-51 at Rambervillers on 27 May, 1944. His 70th, a Piper L-4 at Hagenau on 25 November, 1944. He was the most successful fighter against the four-engine bomber. Bowers/Lednicer, 102 victories. Deceased 4 January, 1980 at Gielde. Photo
3486 Rolly, HorstOfw176/JG-5 (3/43 S.U.; 12/43 Finland), JG-400Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yellow 8", Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13928 "Yellow 2" (lost 3/13/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20120 (90% dam 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15795 (90% dam 12/8/43; WIA, flak near Nowinki), Me 163
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 2 November, 1944 during takeoff from the airfield at Brandis. Shot down with wounds at Liza by Soviet fighters on 13 March, 1943 (Source: SIG Norway). Injured in a non-operational landing accident, colliding with Uffz Helmut Munedorf in Wk# 20119, at Rovaniemi Norway airfield on 17 August, 1943. Served as Weissenbergers wingman. One of his first known victories, a Soviet Typhoon on 8 June, 1943. Two I-153s S of the Louchi I airfield on 9 August, 1943. A Soviet Boston on 6 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1943. A P-39 on 23 September, 1943. Two Hurricanes on 24 September, 1943. An R-5 near Nevel on 8 December, 1943. Two P-40s on 15 December, 1943. Two Il-2s on 15 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 15 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 February, 1944. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1944. Magnus, 36 victories.
3487 Roloff, HansLt1/3/1921Lindau1(F)/123 (Paris-Buc Fr.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1690 "4U + ??" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 22 August, 1942 when he crashed in Chaville France returning from a reconnaissance mission over western England. The cause was not determined and the entire crew were killed. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Helmut Schlegel, Observer; Gefr Gottfried Wannske, R/O and Uffz Wolfgang Bischoff. Added: the deceased are buried in the Versailles War Cem., Row M: Roloff Gr 22, Schlegel Gr 23 Wannske Gr 24 and Bischoff Gr 25 (D.Drury).
3488 Romeo, Antonio2/LtRegia Aeronautica Italiana99°Grp 43°Stormo (Malta)Fiat BR.20M (lost 8/6/41)His bomber sd 6 August, 1941 over Malta, pilot disposition not reported, no further detail (Italian Losses Over Malta).
3489 Romm, Oskar Walter "Ossi "Hptm12/18/1919Haindorf Isergebirge921/JG-51(9/42), EJG-1(8/43), 1/JG-51(1/44), Stfkpt 12/JG-3 (7/44), Stfkpt 15//JG-3 (9/44), Stafkpt 4/JG-3 (11/44), Kdr IV/Sturm/JG-3 (2/45)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 2279 (WIFA 25% dam 9/29/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0291 "White 12" (45% dam 11/22/42), Fw 190A-3 "Wh 9", Bf 109G-10/U2 Wk# 462919, "Wh 7" w/ 4/JG-3, Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9 "Blue 1" & Blue 2" in IV Grp RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(10/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
8 Bombers. 229 combat missions. 82 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 on 15 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 24 February, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 20 April, 1943. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.), two Pe-2s and a MiG-3 on 2 August, 1943. Five Il-2s on 20 August, 1943. A Yak-9 and five Boston IIIs on 5 February, 1944. While in IV/JG-3, he downed 3 Liberators in one sortie. His 80th victory, a P-51 near Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 85th, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 28 September, 1944. Stfkpt 15/JG-3 in July, 1944 and Stfkpt 4/JG-3 in November, 1944. Returned briefly to 15/JG-3 in January 1945 before becoming Kdr of IV/JG-3 in February, 1945. His 87th victory, an Il-2 on 18 February, 1945. Nos 88 & 89, A P-39 and a Yak-3 on 19 February, 1945. Known to have flown the Fw 190D-9 in IV/JG-3 in March 1945 from Prezlau Germany. His 92nd and last victory, an Il-2 on 21 March, 1945. Suffered serious burns in a D-9 crash, 24 April, 1945 when the engine seized. Flew Fw 190A "White 9" in 1/JG-51 in October, 1942, Vyazma, S.U.. Deceased 1 May, 1993. Photo
3490 Roos, KarlLt9/26/1919Worms26/JG-53 (8/40), 5/JG-53 (9/40), JFS Fürth (Instr '41), 3/JG-107 (11/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-103 (5/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-103 (7/44)Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down w/o injuries over the Channel west of the Isle of Wight on 26 August, 1940, bailing safely and rescued by ASR (Prien). His first victory, a Spitfire S of Insel Wight on 24 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Ashford on 30 November, 1940.
3491 Rösch, HeinrichLtI/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.), 6/JG-1 (8/42)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8970 (75% dam 7/9/41), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 7001 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/1/42) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1942 after being shot down by Spitfires near the Island of Walcheren and crashing into the North Sea NW of Westkapelle Holland. No known grave. WIA 9 July, 1941 when he was hit by ground fire near Luck. Alternate spelling: Roesch.
3492 Rose, HansOblt3/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # 0057 "F8 + AL" (lost 8/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 15 August, 1941, no location, with Lt von Körber and remaining crew (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer).
3493 Rosen, Ditmar vonLt8/12/1917Grünberg4/StG-2Ju 87B (lost 8/15/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1940; sd by fighters and crashed into the sea off Portland, Dorset, buried in the War Cem. Wittmund, Germany. The R/O-Gnr, Uffz Alfred Lewicki was KIA, buried in the War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre (Fr), Blk 17, Row 4, Gr 209 (D.Drury).
3494 Rösen, HansLtII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170976 "Black 1" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 17 August, 1944 during a strafing mission against American tank formations between Chartres and Dreux. His "Black 1" crashed after being hit by ground fire.
3495 Rosenberg, HeinrichOblt119/JG-27 (5/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10008 (lost 10/14/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 14 October, 1942 by Hurricanes of SAAF No. 1 Sq W of Daba. He bailed safely, but broke both legs as he struck the tailplane of his AC. 11 victories in the Desert. One known victory, a P-40 10 km south of Platz Martuba North Africa on 22 May, 1942. His 12th victory, also in N. Africa, was a Beaufighter north northeast of Derna on 15 June, 1942. A P-40 over Mersa Matruh on 26 June, 1942. On 3 July, 1942 he scored double victories, his 5th & 6th, over Hurricane IIs south of El Hammam. A 7th, a P-40 of SAAF No. 2 Sq. over the Mumin Busak airfield on 6 July, 1942. A Hurricane near el Hammam on 24 July, 1942. An unnamed British fighter in the Hammam area on 8 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.
3496 Rosenberg, HelmutFw98/JG-77 (4/43; 11/43 - 3/44 Romania), 11/JG-77 (8/44; 10/44 Hungary)Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14721 (15% dam 11/12/43 & 10% dam 3/7/44; both taxiing accidents at Mizil airfield, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166020 "Black 12" (lost 10/15/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 October, 1944 after aerial combat with a Soviet Il-2, force landed, location unknown (Mombeek). His first victory reported as a P-40 in the Desert on 7 April, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 over Romania on 15 April, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 on 24 April, 1944. His 4th, a P-38 SW of Bucharest on 7 May, 1944. His 5th, a P-38 near Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 (HSS) at Ploesti on 24 June, 1944. His 7th & 8th, an Il-2 and a Yak 9 over Romania on 20 August, 1944. A 9th, a captured Bf 109 on 29 August, 1944.
3497 Rosenboom, Hans FolkertOblt53/JG-1 (9/39), 9/JG-27 (6/40), 3/JG-1 (8/40)Bf 109D & E-7 in 39, Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1940 in a low-level collision east of the Isle of Wight (Stankey). One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Fürstenau, northwest of Osnabrück, 16 October, 1939. His 2nd, 3rd & 4th, all LeO-451s at Roye, 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 10 km N of Cherbourg on 17 July, 1940.
3498 Rosendahl, Christian FriedrichUffz5/28/19214/KG-30Ju 88 Werk # 33043 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1944 near Grez-Doiceau Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 49/94. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
3499 Rosenkranz, KurtHptm4/11/1918Hüsten63/JGr-152 (9/39 Biblis), 8/ZG-26 (8/41), Stfkpt 9/ZG-26 (10/43-2/44)Bf 109D-1 "Yellow 12" (lost 9/24/39), Bf 110G-2 Werk # 500011 (lost 2/20/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 20 February, 1944 during aerial combat near Wunstorf (Source: Family member Marc Kohlmann). Shot down by a P-47 of 56FG. Two victories, his 1st, 24 September, 1939, both Moranes south of Saarbrücken. Two known victories in ZG-26, a P-40 and a Hurricane on 21 August, 1941. A 5th known, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. A 6th, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943.
3500 Rosenthal,Fw12/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 22 August, 1944.

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