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3501 Rott, Frank WernerHptm6/22/191573/JG-53 (11/39), Stab II/JG-77 (8/42 S.U.), 7/JG-27 (5/43)Bf 109D & E in JG-53, Bf 109F on JG-77, Bf 109G (Trop) in 7/JG-27
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Blenheim near Saulheim by Kreuznach, 6 November, 1939. His first known Soviet victory, his 6th, an unnamed AC on 1 August, 1942. One known Desert victory while in 7/JG-27, a Spitfire 25 km west of Tunis on 6 May, 1943. Deceased 9 April, 2001.
3502 Rubcic, IvanObltCroatia4th Kroat Air Force Ftr Grp (7/41), JFS-4Bf 109B-1 Werk # 390 (lost 8/12/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in a collision with Lt Boskic near Flexdorf on 12 August, 1941 (Wings of Serbia)
3503 Rübell, GüntherHptm5/4/1921Traben-Trarbach47 6/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), Stab II/JG-51(12/42), Stafkpt 5/JG-51(3/43), Kdr II/JG-51(6/43), Kdr I/JG-104 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4216 (60% dam WIA Mardyck 2/25/41),Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4208 (60% dam 3/31/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk 5527 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/31/41; pilot OK), Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 1" (12/41), Bf 109F-2Wk# 12606 (9/6/42), Bf 109G-2 (trop) in Africa, Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Black 1" in 5/JG-51 early '44, Ar 96, Bf 109G and Fw 190A in JG-104 RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/28/42)
EP(3/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
WIA 6 September, 1942 in Wk# 12606 by flak. Injured in a crash at Mardycke on 31 March, 1941, no cause given. 2 bombers. 820 combat missions. 35 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. Another, a R-Z 0n 20 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 27 September, 1941. An I-18 and an R-3 on 15 October, 1941. An R-Z on 15 February, 1942. A Yak-1 W of Moschalk on 21 May, 1942. Two Il-2s on 2 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 25 August, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-38 16 km south of Mateur on 4 December, 1942 in II/JG-51. Opposed the Schweinfurt Raid, shooting down one bomber. His last assignment in JG-104 was from August 1944 to the end of the war. Also spelled Rubell. Bowers/Lednicer, 47 victories. Deceased October, 1985. Photo
3504 Rubensdörffer, WalterHptm8/1/1910Basel Schweiz Stab J/88 Legion Condor, Kdr EKdo (Test Group) -210 (7/40 at Calais-Marck) Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E & Bf 110C & D converted to fighter-bomber use, Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3338 "S9 + AB" (lost 8/15/40)
RK(8/19/40 Post)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA; crash landed his flaming Bf 110D-0 at Bletchinglye Farm, Catts Hill, Rotherfield, Sussex on 15 August, 1940, downed by a Hurricane of RAF No. 111 Squadron, piloted by F/O J.M. Thompson. His AC crashed after being hit while attacking Londons Croydon airfield. One victory in Spain. Per the Bf 110 Loss List he was downed by P/O Duckenfield of No. 501 Sq. and his R/O-Gunner was Ogefr Ludwig Kretzer (11/1/1918 Hückeswagen), also KIA. Rubensdörffer & Kretzer are buried in a collective grave at CC, Plot 9, Row 4 Gr 20 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Rubensdörfer.
Cannock Chase
3505 Rübsam, FranzLt21/JG-300 ("Herrmann" 8/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18583 (lost 8/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1943 during aerial combat 2 km south of Dortmund (Boiten & Bf 109 Loss List claims it was a fuel shortage). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. Boiten 2 victories. There seems to be a 2nd Franz Rübsam with different entries by Boiten, thus, I have listed them as two different persons.
3506 Rückert, OttoUffz24/JGr-106 (5/40)Bf 109E, Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim into the North Sea, 20 km north of Ameland, 24 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfiure in the Portland area on 11 August, 1940.
3507 Rudat, HorstHptm5/3/1920Wirtkallen, Ostpreussen Stfkpt 2/KG-55 (3/43), Stfkpt in Einsatz (Operations) Staffel/KG-101 (6/44 Mistel unit St Dizier), Kdr II/KG-200 (5/45) He 111H in KG-55, Ju 88A in KG-101, Fw 200 & Ju 188 in KG-200 RK(3/24/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(5/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
354 total missions, 337 combat missions in the east. Commanded the "Mistel" Staffel, KG-101 in 44. Narrowly escaped injury, leading the first Mistel operationon 24 June, 1944, when his Ju 88 engine was hit by Brit AA fire over the Normandy coast, and he released the Ju 88 near British shipping, and flew off in his single engine fighter. The Ju 88 crashed and exploded, damaging the HMS Nith. Retired Bundeswehr Brig. General. Deceased 31 August, 1982 Laaber/Regensberg (P. Bastin).
3508 Rüdel, ErichUffz15/JG-2Bf 109F-2 Werk# 12612 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 August, 1941, aerial combat; crashed at sea west of Le Touquet. His one known victory, a Hurricane west of Le Touquet just prior to his being killed. Mombeek MIA List.
3509 Rüdiger, AlbertOfw5/StG-2 (8/42 S.U.), 4/StG-2 (2/43 S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2496 (lost 8/5/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2793 (lost 2/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA with unnamed crew 1 February, 1943 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9961 due to flak. WIA 5 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3821 due to enemy fighter attack. His unnamed R/O KIA (Ju 87 Loss List)
3510 Rudloff, Hans Werner vonLt74/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19961 "White 11 + -" (75% dam 7/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 760026 "White 6" (lost 4/1/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 April, 1944 after aerial combat, no location reported. WIA 22 July, 1943 during aerial combat in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 76874. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-5 on 16 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 7 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 5 October, 1943. A 4th, a P-39 on 19 October, 1943. A 5th, a P-39 S of Sunstiml on 8 December, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-1 on 2 March, 1944. A 7th, a P-39 on 19 March, 1944. Magnus, 10 victories.
3511 Rudolf, AugustUffz4/Stö.KGr.Lfl.-4Fw 58, Go 145, Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
3512 Rudolph,Uffz11/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 NE of Dorpat on 13 August, 1944.
3513 Rudolph, ErnstOfwI/JG-26 (joins 5/44), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-7 Werk # 643714 "Yellow 11" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 14 August, 1944 during an attack on trucks and tanks in the Lemans area. His "Yellow 11" suffered engine failure and he was injured in the crash.
3514 Rudolph, HeinrichOblt6Stfkpt 1/JG-11Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550446 "White 11" (lost 12/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 December, 1943 at Deutsche Bucht, bailed over the sea. One known victory, his 3rd, a B-17 35 km NE of Kiel on 29 July, 1943. His 4th, same day, another B-17 at Jägel-Hüttener Berge. His 5th, a B-17 at Daxweiler, by Bad Kreuznach on 17 August, 1943. A 6th, a B-17 into the sea on 9 October, 1943.
3515 Rudorffer, ErichMaj11/1/1917Zwochau Sachsen2222/JG-2 ("39; 10/40 Channel), Stafkpt 6/JG-2 (11/42), Kdr II/JG-2(5/43), Kdr II/JG-54 (7/43)S.U.), Kdr I/JG-7(2/45)Bf 109E Werk # 1079 (10/40 Channel), Bf 109F-2 (5/41), Bf 109F-4 (or F-2) "Yel 9" Wk# 7650 w/ 6/JG-2, Fw 190A-3 & A-6, Fw 190A-4 "Yel 1" in 6/JG-2, Me 262 RK(5/1/41)-EL(4/11/44)-S(1/25/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
11 Bombers. Multiple times, 7 to 11 victories in a day! Over 1000 missions, 302 with aerial combat. 136 victories in the East. One known Soviet victory, a Yak-4 on 9 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 13 August, 1943. Two DB-3Fs, an Il-2 and five La-5s on 24 August, 1943. An Il-2, three La-5s and a Yak-7 on 14 September, 1943. Seven Yak-7s in the Yerenzoy on 11 October, 1943. 13 victories on 6 November, 1943. 12 victories in the Me 262 as Kdr II/JG-7. His first victory, a Hawk-75A southwest of les Sees la Gresn, 14 May, 1940, while in 2/JG-2. His 222nd and last victory, a Tempest of RAF No. 274 Sq. near Wesel on 24 March, 1945. I found a 223rd & 224th victory, both P-51s in the Hamburg area on 30 March, 1945. Obermeier suggests he downed 9 B-17s during March, 1945. Shot down 16 times, Bailed out 9 times. A most remarkable pilot! Germanys 8th ranked fighter Ace. Survived the war. The A-3 above, Werk # 432 "Yellow 1", was flown while he was Stfkpt 6/JG-2 in August, 1942. Flew an Fw 190A-4 "Yellow 1" in Feb., 1943 while in 6/JG-2. He flew the Me 262 & Ar 234 in JG-7 at Remagen Bridge.


Signed by Al Deere 54 Sqd RAF, Adolf Galland, Erich Rudorffer


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3516 Ruf, JosefOgefr5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8772 "5K + FN" (lost 8/4/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5237 4 August, 1943 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List)
3517 Rüffler, HelmutOfw1/18/1918Weissstein Schlesien98Erg/JG-3, 9/JG-3 (2/41), 7/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 1/JG-3, 4/JG-3 (10/43), JG-7, Stafkpt 9/JG-51 (3/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165451 "White 13" (WIA 7/18/44) in 4/JG-3, Me 262 in JG-7(trng only) RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/20/42)
EP(6/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Shot down in "White 13" with severe wounds 18 July, 1944 near Flensburg after downing two P-51s. 32 fighters and 66 bombers (54 twin engine), including one B-17 on 20 October, 1943, his 52nd victory. Another known victory, his 55th, a B-24 on 8 April, 1944, no location. His 60th, a P-51 at Seine Mündung on 30 June, 1944. 690 combat missions. 86 victories in the East. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-15 on 22 June, 1941. A U-2 on 4 March, 1942. A Pe-2 on 9 March, 1942. A triple on 28 March, 1942; an I-61 and two I-301s. His 18th, a MiG-3 on 25 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 27 August, 1942. A MiG-1 and a LaGG-3 on 27 September, 1942. Two Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 28 September, 1942. His 29th, a Yak-4 on 1 October, 1942. Nos. 30, 31 and 32; two Il-2s and a Yak-1 on 2 October, 1942. His 34th, a LaGG-3 on 8 October, 1942. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 17 October, 1942. His 61st, a Spitfire at Conde-sur-Noireau on 16 July, 1944 (Perry Claims). Shot down 5 times. Retired Bundeswehr. Deceased 21 September, 2001 at Niederkassel. Bowers, 70 vics.. Photo. Alternate spelling: Rueffler.
3518 Rühl, Karl HeinrichUffz51/JG-53Bf 109E-4, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6707 "Black < - 3 -" (lost 6/4/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 June, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire near Dover (Prien). His first victory, a Hurricane over England on 12 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane W of Portland on 13 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire S of London on 15 September, 1940. Magnus.
3519 Ruland, GeorgOblt5Stffüh 3/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5494 "Yellow 1" (lost 7/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 July, 1941, but returned, after being shot down in "Yellow 1". On 1 August, 1941, he was KIA during a Soviet bombing raid on the Mal-Owsischtschi S.U. airfield. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A triple victory on 19 July, 1941; an I-15, I-16 and an I-18.
3520 Rummel, KarlUffz2/5/1924Rhodt6/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 165728 "Yellow 15 + -" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 22 August, 1944 when he was shot down by a P-38 near Versigny France on his first combat mission.
3521 Runge, Adolf WilhelmOblt2/25/1917Iprump/Delmenhorst17(Z)/KG-6, 13/KG-40Bf 110 (escort for Fw 200?), Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360018 "3E + AY" (lost 8/20/42) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 20 August, 1942; aerial combat with the Lancaster listed below, crashed at sea off Caion, Spain (LOCS). One known shared victory on 20 August, 1942 (with Giessübel). A Lancaster "R5543" of RAF No. 61 Sq which crashed in a pine plantation at Pontenova, 43 km SW of La Coruna, killing the entire crew (Source: Granddaughter of Lanc crewmember, Kristina Johnson). Remaining Ju 88 crew (KIA): Ogefr Franz Müller, Obs and Uffz Fritz Streng, R/O. The three deceased buried Cuacos de Yuste: Added: VDK grave locations: Oblt Runge bur Row 1, Gr 8; Ogefr Müller bur Row 3, Gr 43 and Uffz Streng bur Row 1, Gr 7 (D.Drury).
3522 Rünge, KurtUffz12/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # Illegible (lost 2/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 5 February, 1944, looks like Caparoca Italy, no further detail (JG-4 Report). Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 800m north of Piopü on 1 August, 1943.
3523 Rupp, Bruno Ernst?Fw4/27/192184/NJG-3 (1/44)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Oppossed the 14 October, 1943 Schweinfurt mission. A B-17 at Hannover on 11 January, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Stuttgart on 15 March, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Siegen Ditrict on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Bamberg on 31 March, 1944. A "4 mot" W of Mönchen-Gladbach on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" W of Strasbourg on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Insel Samso on 27 August, 1944. A "4 mot" at Tyböron/Den. on 30 August, 1944. Magnus Report, 15 victories. Boiten 16 victories including 1 Day victory.
3524 Rupp, ErnstUffz110/NJG-101Bf 110 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a "4 mot" north of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. Deceased 26 July, 2001 (Jager Blatt). This may be Bruno Rupp, although I have no record of Bruno being in 10/NJG-101. I have treated them as two different pilots.
3525 Rupp, Friedrich 'Frieder'Lt11/26/1917Freiburg Breisgau52Recon pilot Poland & France in 1(H)/31, 9/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 7/JG-54 (8/42)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109F "White 9", Bf 109F-2 "White 2, Bf 109G-2 Wk#10420 "White 7" (11/42), Bf 109G-4 Wk# 16151 "White 2+I" (lost 5/15/43) RK(1/24/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/16/42)
EP(7/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
2 Bombers. KIA on 15 May, 1943, in Werk# 16151, during an attack on U.S. four-engine bombers southwest of Heligoland, minutes after downing his last victory, a B-17. He crashed vertically into the North Sea out of an inverted position. His body washed ashore near Cuxhaven four weeks later. He was buried 19 June, 1943. On 6 November, 1942, his "White 7" sustained 20% damage from a P-39 near Beresnonuessa. Pilot disposition unknown. Also known to have flown Bf 109F-4 "White 1 + ~". His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 24 August, 1941. An I-153 on 6 October, 1941. Two I-26s of 158 IAP on 1 January, 1942 in the vicinity of Zelenets Island, near Lake Ladoga. An R-5 on 14 March, 1942. Two P-40s on 16 March, 1942. A Soviet quad on 22 March, 1942; an R-Z and three I-26s. A LaGG-3 on 20 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 and two P-2s on 11 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 31 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 5 November, 1942. Two P-40s on 14 November, 1942. Three Il-2s near Kiev on 29 December, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories. Photo

Messerschmitt Bf 109G2 7.JG54 White 7 Russia June 1942
3526 Ruppert, KurtHptm213/JG-26 (5/40), Stafkpt 9/JG-26 (8/41), Kdr III/JG-26 (5/43)Bf 109F-2 "Yel 1" w 3 Staffel, Fw 190A Werk# 2405 "Yellow 13" (12/42 & A-3 Werk # 551 "Yel 1 + I" (8/42) w/ 9 Stf, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16425 < + I" (lost 6/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/16/42)
EP(9/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 June, 1943, flying a Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16425, when his parachute harness ripped, throwing him free, and to his death. His AC had been hit by B-17 fire over Neumünster. His first victory, a Spitfire northwest of Calais, 28 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Folkestone on 12 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane NE of Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire S of Calais on 25 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane NE of Dover on 14 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire S of Dover on 14 November, 1940. His 7th, a Blenheim 35 km NW of Waalhaven on 12 August, 1941 (actually downed by Uffz Wachsmuth). His 8th, a Spitfire on 21 August, 1941, no location. His 9th, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 10th, a Spitfire at Hesdin-Licques on 4 September, 1941. One known B-17 victory # 41-24362 on 9 October, 1942 flown by 1/Lt Donald M. Swenson, ditched one mile off N. Foreland. All the crew survived. His 10th victory, a Spitfire at Hesdin/Licques on 4 September, 1941. His 15th, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk on 25 July, 1942. His 20th, a Spitfire 10 km south of Herde Glenan on 13 February, 1943.
3527 Rupprecht, Hans Werner Walter? Hptm1Stab II/NJG-1, 5/NJG-1 (9/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5350 "G9 + EN" (lost 9/27/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27/28 September, 1943 during aerial combat 1 km west of Abbensen, 20 km NE of Wunstorf, with a Mosquito of RAF No. 605 Sq., piloted by W/Cmdr "Sammy" Hoare (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax 3 km SW of Westmalle on 31 August, 1943.
3528 Russ, OttoLt9/26/192027 4/JG-53 (7/42-11/42 Tunisia; 6/43 Sicily), 4/JG-53 (7/44 France) Bf 109F Trop, Bf 109G-4 (Trop) Werk # 16067 "White 1 + -" (25% dam 11/30/42; WIA, combat with a P-38 at Bizerta during a work test flight), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16619 (lost 6/20/43; WIA, combat w/Spitfire, crashed at Comiso), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440679 "White 22 + -" (lost 7/2/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 July, 1944 during aerial combat with British fighters of RAF No. 403 Sq. over the Normandy Invasion Front, near Caen. 10 bombers. One known victory, a Spitfire 30 km east northeast of La Valetta N. Africa on 20 August, 1942, and another on 26 August, 1942 10 km north of La Valetta. Two additional victories, numbers 2 & 3, a Hurricane 9 km south of Djebel Obeid and a Spitfire 5 km northwest of Goubillat on 27 November, 1942. His 4th, a Spitfire on 2 January, 1943. His 5th, a Spitfire on 23 March, 1943. His 7th, a Spitfire Vb "ES147" of No. 232 Sq., 5km W of La Marsa, into the Gulf of Tunis, piloted by Sgt Ronald F. Keller (Pierre Lagace). His 8th, a P-38 at Map Quadrant 9864 on 5 May, 1943. His 9th victory over Sicily, a P-40 3 km east of Trapani on 7 July, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 20 km south of Cancello, 20 August, 1943. His 15th, a P-38 15 km S of Passau on 7 January, 1944. His 17th, a B-24 south of Kalens on 25 February, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 20th, a B-17 2 km E of Trier on 11 May, 1944. His 25th, a B-24 off Barfleur on 8 June, 1944. His 26th, a P-38 at Barneville on 17 June, 1944. His 27th, a P-47 at Vimoutiers on 27 June, 1944.
3529 Rustler, WalterFw4(H)/13 (Pz) (5/40-8/43), Stffüh 4(H)/13 (8/43), 1/NAGr-12 (Med 10/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15745 "White 15" (lost 10/23/43) EK 2(5/19/40)
EK 1 (9/20/41)
Romanian Pilot Badge
Observer Operational Clasp in Brz (9/5/41)
MIA 23 October, 1943, probably due to enemy fighters at Cape Gargano-Monopoli. A Gefr Walter Rustler was awarded his Pilot Badge 25 October, 1939. As an Uffz, he was assigned to 4(H)/13 (Pz) in 1940, and awarded the Romanian Pilot Badge 22 May, 1941. His Pilot-Observer Badge was awarded 26 August, 1943. His information prior to his NAGr assignment came from online documents, thanks to Eric-Jan Bakker.
3530 Rüttger, KarlOblt83/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13333 "Yellow 1" (lost 7/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/13/42 in absentia)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 July, 1942; shot down during aerial combat. Crash landed at Kruty, 110 km NE of Kiev. He survived Russian captivity! One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Themsemündung on 26 August, 1940, a Fw at the time. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 27 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 11 October, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim at Oosterkapelle on 15 February, 1941. His first Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 24 May, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 27 May, 1942; 5 km NE of Izyum, the other 7 km MW of Petrovskaya. A Soviet Hurricane on 29 June, 1942. Alternate spelling: Rüttker(OKL, his last four recorded victories). Magnus & other sources, 38 victories!
3531 Rux, ErichUffz1(Erg)/JG-52 (Holland)Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 1087 (lost 8/12/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 August, 1941 at Langeoog, cause unknown.
3532 Ryll, HartmutLt71/JG-77 (1/43), 2/JG-77 (3/43), 1/JG-400 (8/44 Brandis Ger.)Bf 109F & G (Trop) in JG-77, Me 163B-1 Werk # 163100 "White 11" in 400EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1944 in aerial combat with 2 P-51 bomber escorts of the 359th FG, flown by Cyril Jones (6 victories) and Lt Col. John Murphy. They pounced on him from above. Mortally wounded, Ryll crashed vertically into the ground, the first JG-400 casualty. Magnus. One known Desert victory, his first, a P-40E in N. Africa on 14 January, 1943. His 2nd, a Hurricane II on 24 March, 1943. In the Sicilian campaign, he downed his 3rd victory, a Spitfire on 2 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 on 5 July, 1943. His 5th, a Spitfire V on 3 August, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 over the Ischia area, 30 August, 1943. A 7th, a B-17 (HSS) of 305BG N of Brandis on 16 August, 1944, the date of his death. His 7th victory is believed to be the first Me 163 victory.
3533 Rysavy, MartinOblt10/24/191482/JG-26 (8/40), Stfkpt 2/JG-26 (6/41)Bf 109E "Red 6", Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3213 (lost 7/2/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 2 July, 1941. Shot down E of Calais by German 88-mm Flak! 177 combat missions. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane S of Faversham on 28 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane W of Dover on 29 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 70 km west Ras de Sein, 18 April, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire south of Hythe on 16 June, 1941. His 5th, a Hurricane northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 17 June, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire at Cape Gris Nez-Boulogne on 21 June, 1941. Nos. 7 & 8, both Spitfires SW of Dunkirk on 25 June, 1941. A pre-war veteran of JG-26. Added: 177+ missions (LOCS).
3534 Saalmann,Uffz31/JG-51 (9/43 S.U.), 3/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) at Puerevo on 15 September, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 August, 1944.
3535 Saap,Uffz11/JG-11Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Ermenonville on 20 August, 1944.
3536 Saarholz, AugustOfw6(Sturm)/JG-300 (1/45 Schönfeld)Fw 190A-8 (lost 1/24/45)WSC
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24 January, 1945; he crashed while ferrying an A-8 from Breslau to Schönefeld, cause not reported.
3537 Saborowski, RudolfOfw398/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13227 (lost 7/8/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 July, 1942 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 and a MiG-3, although it has been suggested that he was killed by the Soviets after being taken prisoner. One known victory, a Fiat CR 42 near Fleurus, northeast of Charleroi, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Morane 406s southwest of Amiens, 5 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Souithend area on 28 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane in the Maidstone area on 15 September, 1940. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, his 18th overall, an R-5 25 km SE of Staraya Russia on 25 February, 1942. His 19th, an R-5 the next day. His 20th, another R-5 9 km E of Staraya on 26 February, 1942. A BB-22 8 km N of Krasniki on 13 March, 1942. An I-61 on 17 March, 1942. An I-61 5 km E of Ramanschowo on 21 March, 1942. An I-301 near Ramanschowo on 29 March, 1942. A triple on 1 April, 1942; an I-180 22 km NE of Staraya Russia, an I-61 15 km SSW of Crestzy and a 2nd I-61 12 km W of Crestzy. Five MiG-1 victories on 20 May, 1942; two locations unknown, one 5 km SE of Volchansk, one 18 km S of Volchansk, and one W of Volchansk.
3538 Sabrowski, GüntherUffz7/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300138 "9K + MR" (lost 8/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 41612, 20 August, 1943 due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
3539 Sachse, Lt4/KG-2Do 17 Werk # 3445 "U5 + MM (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1940, crashing his Dornier near Namur. Source: A. Rosseels.
3540 Sachsenberg, Heinz "Wimmersal"Lt7/12/1922Dessau, Sachsen-Anhalt1046/JG-52 (10/42 Russia), 6/JG-52 (6/44 Manzar Romania), 9/JG-7 (3/45), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yellow 8", Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19335 (45% dam 5/5/43; WIA aerial combat with Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19236 (60% dam/written off 7/22/43; WIA aerial combat with Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 166233 "Yel 1"(lost 8/23/44) in 6/JG-52, Fw 190D-9 "Red 1" & "White 2" in JV-44, Me 262 briefly in JG-7 RK(6/9/44)

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

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
520 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-5 SW of Novorossisk on 21 April, 1943. A P-39 2 km W of Abinskaja on 8 May, 1943. A P-40 7 km S of Krimskaya on 15 May, 1943. A Yak-1 E of Kubardinka on 25 May, 1943. An Il-2 on 26 May, 1943. An Il-5 on 27 May, 1943. Two Il-5s on 29 May, 1943. Three Yak-1s and an Il-5 on 26 July, 1943. Four victories on 4 August, 1943. Two Yak-7s on 17 March, 1944. His 103rd victory, a P-51 over Hungary on 3 March, 1945. His 104th and last victory, a P-39 on 16 April, 1945. One victory in the West. One Motor Torpedo Boat destroyed. He was the cousin of Pour le Merite fighter pilot Gotthard Sachsenberg, and the brother of Gotthard Sachsenberg, a Night Fighter pilot, KIA April, 1944. Heinz was seriously wounded in combat on 23 August, 1944 in the "Yellow 1" in aerial combat with P-51s over Romania, and died of his wounds (complications) years later, 17 June, 1951. The 190D was used to protect the Me 262 from prowling American fighters. His D-9 may have been Werk # 600424 (or 800424), and bore the inscription "Sell my clothes, Im going to heaven". Photo
3541 Sadrina, WernerFw9/JG-54 (7/43 reich Def)Bf 109G-6 #16142 (45% dam 7/18/43), Bf 109G-6s; #s 18200 "Brn 6" (20% dam 8/2/43) & 440183 "Yel 7" (lost 2/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 February, 1944 in "Yellow 7" over Ortshausen/Harz. Twice previously, he was wounded; on 18 July, 1943 in Werk# 16142 over Katwijk, this AC sustaining 45% damage. On 2 August, 1943, in "Brown 6" over Insel Texel, this AC sustaining 20% damage. Alternate spelling: Sardina (109 Loss List).
3542 Sahrhage, HerbertFhjFw6/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Wer k # Unk (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat, securing the Vienna area. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
3543 Saint-Paul, HelmutUffz1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171647Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944; Combat with a P-38 and a P-47, area of Voise-Santeuil, 20 km southeast of Chartres. Mombeek MIA List.
3544 Salinger, WilhelmUffz7/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412918 "White 5 + -" (lost 8/16/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Holzminden, bailed safely.
3545 Saller, MartinFw12/JGr Süd (8/43), 3/JG-1 (1/44)Fw 190A-6 in 3/JG-1, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410194 "Yellow 3" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 January, 1944 opposing American bombers by Erlenbach near Eschweiler. He made a force landing at Räderreichen suffering severe burns. He was driven to a nearby house (Hückeswageners on Wassersturm Strasse) where he was treated by a Doctor. No known grave. From this point, there are no further details. One known victory, a B-17 10 km S of Lahn am Main on 17 August, 1943.
3546 Sallwisch, ErwinOfw6Legion Condor (Sp), Stab/JG-27 (S.U.), 4/JG-27 (Libya 4/42)Bf 109E & F
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Three victories in Spain. His first known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 25 August, 1941. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 11 September, 1941. Four victories on 4 October, 1941; two I-18s and two DB-3s. After rotating home from Russia, he was assigned to instructor duty but volunteered for combat in Libya, where he downed a Spitfire on 4 August, 1942. On 10 August, 1942, he claimed two P-40s over El Alamein. Franz Stigler served as his wingman in Libya prior to his suicide 19 August, 1942, believed to be caused by the dishonor of false victory claims by some comrades, and his victories potentially being stripped and the possibility of being court martialed. He dove into the sea and his body washed ashore north of Quotaifiya, rather tha seeing his victories and honor being wrongly stripped. His victories may be as high as 30 as of 14 August, 1942, 18 on the Eastern Front and two ships (per Franz Stigler).
3547 Salomon, HeinzUffz16/JG-26 (8/43), 7/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 40794 (30% damaged 8/19/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171667 "Brown 10" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 September, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters NE of Heerlen. Superb navigational skills. Salomon wrecked the landing gear, landing long at Guyancourt, on one of his A-8s on 16 August, 1944. Injured in a force landing near Venlo on 19 August, 1943 due to a fuel shortage. His one victory, a P-51 of 354FG N of Soissons, at Chauny-Tergnier, on 25 August, 1944. Added: Either he or Alfred Scharf came down in Nutherveld (Commune Schinnen) Holland, and is buried as "unknown" there (Bert Spoelstra).
3548 Sander, FranzOfw67 & 8/ZG-26 (8/40), 7/ZG-26 (Africa 1/42)Bf 110C, Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4533 "3U + GR" (lost 1/28/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 28 January, 1942 after crashing N of Ghemines. His gunner, Ogefr Lepinat, had been seriously wounded during the encounter, and died 4 February, 1942. His first known victory, three Spitfires over England on 18 August, 1940. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 31 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane south of Sceleidima Malta on 3 April, 1941. His 6th, a Blenheim on 18 May, 1941.
3549 Sandoz, HansUffzDarmstadt-Arheilgen1I/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 2/JG-26 (8/44 Vitry-en-Artois Fr.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 550720 "Black 7" (40% dam 9/27/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731036 "Black 4" (lost 8/22/44) EK 2
Wound Bage
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1944 in Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170912 "Black 4", a victim of his own flak at St Cyr-Athies airfield. He was able to bail, but his chute streamed and he was killed. Buried Soler France, Block 2/9/413 (Rosseels). WIA 27 September, 1943 during aerial combat in "Black 4" with Spitfires E of Rouen. His injures kept him out of action for a long period. WIA a 2nd time on 8 August, 1944 in "Black 7" during aerial combat with P-51s of 359FG, north of Houdan, W of Paris. One known victory, a B-17 (e.V.) at Florsheim on 12 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Sandez.
3550 Sandweg, HansUffz11/SG-2 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1944.
3551 Sandweg, KurtFw2012/JG-51 (9/42), 3/JG-3 (5/44)Bf 109F & G in JG-51, Bf 109G in JG-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 May, 1944 (Magnus). One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 NW of Gshatsk on 2 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 September, 1942. A 3rd Soviet, an Il-2 NE of Velish on 28 October, 1942. A 4th Soviet, an Il-2 30 km SSE of Velikiye Luki on 3 December, 1942. A 5th Soviet, a MiG-3 20 km SE of Velikiye Luki on 16 December, 1942. A 6th Soviet, an Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. A 7th Soviet, an LaGG-5 on 10 May, 1943. An 8th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A 9th Soviet, an Il-2 on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 E of Kolossok on 5 August, 1943. A 12th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Kaplunivka on 20 August, 1943. A 13th Soviet, a LaGG-3 SSE of Adshamka on 28 October, 1943. A 14th Soviet, an Il-2 NE of Mitrofanovka on 29 October, 1943. A 15th Soviet, a Yak-9 on 28 November, 1943. A 16th Soviet, an Il-2 on 13 December, 1943. A 17th Soviet, an La-5 on 15 January, 1944. One known western victory, his 1st, a P-51 on 19 May, 1944, no location. His 2nd, a P-38 NNW of Eberswalde on 24 May, 1944. His 3rd, a 2nd P-51 10 km SW of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944.
3552 Sannemann, HeinrichHptm233/JG-26 (7/38), Stab II/JG-3 (5/40), 2/JG-1 (1/41), Stfkpt 6/JG-3 (7/41), Kdr II/JG-3 (11/43)Bf 109E-7 in JG-3, Bf 109F-2 "Yel 1 + -" (5/41), Fw 190A, Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18802 (lost 10/18/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Flugbuch (5/37 to 1/41). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 south of Peronne, 24 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Themsemündung on 26 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at London on 15 September, 1940. During his tour in Russia, his armored windscreen was hit by bomber return fire, shattering it, nevertheless, he return to base in "Yellow 1" and landed safely. His Bf 109G-6 crashed at Schokland Holland on 18 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His 21st victory, a B-17 on 22 February, 1944. His 22nd, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 23rd, a a B-17 at Gelnhausen on 13 April, 1944.
3553 Sanorski, EmilUffzIII/KG-55He 111 Werk # 4436 (lost 9/13/41)Bomber Operational ClaspThe ac reported crashed Decin, CZ. Pilot & crew believed killed in the crash, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Helmut Hertal, Uffz August Moormann and Uffz Bernhard Friedrich (F.Braun).
3554 Santler, Johann HansLt23/JG-2 (1/43), Stab I/JG-2 (10/43), 4/JG-2 (6/44)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 738 (1/18/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 18 January, 1943 when he was rammed by a Ju 88 Werk # 2282 from IV/KG-6 at Marolles; he bailed safely. One known victory, a P-47 10 km W of Pontoise on 16 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 S of Compiegne on 14 October, 1943.
3555 Sardrina, WernerFw29/JG-54Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, a Beaufighter 20 km W of De Kooi and another at Texel on 2 August, 1943.
3556 Sartenmann,Hptm1III/StG-2Bf 109F EK 2
Assault Pilot Operational Clasp
One known victory, an I-61 on 1 August, 1942.
3557 Sarzio, GustavUffz56/NJG-1Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4/5 November, 1944 at Viersen/Rheinland during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr B. Burbridge (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Feindbögen (Feindhoren?) on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Deelen on 17 June, 1944. Two "4 mots" on 21 July, 1944; one near Beacon "St Trond", the 2nd W of Beacon "Deelen". Another "4 mot" on 13 August, 1944, no location given.
3558 Sattig, KarlHptm3/22/1915Magdeburg564/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-54 (7/42)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10383 "Yellow 12 + -" (lost 8/10/42) RK(9/19/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/15/42)
EP(6/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA/POW 10 August, 1942 in Werk# 10383 after aerial combat with a Russian Pe-2 NE of Rzhev, S.U.. He was reported to have died in captivity. Two Night victories. His 1st known Soviet victory, a SB-2 NW of Kossowo on 22 June, 1941. An R-5 10 km SSE of Ljuban on 12 February, 1942. An I-26 5 km SE of Pachina on 1 April, 1942. A double victory, two Il-2s at Sartschnizy on 5 July, 1942. A MiG-3 at Pola on 17 July, 1942. A MiG-3 5 km N of Bahf. Pola on 18 July, 1942. Two Il-2s on 19 July, 1942; one at Demidowo, the other at Bjakowa. Two Yak-1s on 20 July, 1942; oneat Püganowo, the other at Lynchowa. A triple on 6 August, 1942; two Il-2s, one N of Brykowka, the other E of Nossowjye, and a Yak-1 SE of Subzoff. Two Pe-2s on 10 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories.
3559 Sattler, GeorgOblt4/14/1917Munich2/LG-1 (6/42 Med), Stfkpt 1/LG-1Do 17Z, Ju 88A-4 "L1 + GK", "L1 + JK", "L1 + AL" & "L1 + NH" in 2/LG-1 June 1942, Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330715 "L1 + AH" (lost 8/31/44) RK(2/5/44)-EL(12/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (1/12/43)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA the night of August 31/1 September, 1944 during takeoff from the Melsbroek Belgium airfield. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Helmut Sowade, Obs; Fw Wilhelm Shartel, R/O and Fw Hans Bürmeister, Gnr. Buried Lommel, Block 46/329. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
3560 Sattler, LudwigUffzI/JG-26 (joins 1/44), Ferry Unit (5/44), 1/JG-26 (8/44), 4/JG-26 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173815 "White 7" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210945 "Blue 8" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 December, 1944 in aerial combat in "Blue 8" with a P-51 of 361FG over Bastogne. WIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 7" with a P-38 of 474FG at Clermont. He bailed successfully, with injuries. Bailed successfully a 2nd time, w/o injuries, during aerial combat in another A-8, with a P-51 near Coesfeld-Lette, on 2 November, 1944.
3561 Sauer,Uffz2/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18687 (lost 8/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-6 reported lost near Mistretta on 2 August, 1943 after aerial combat with a Spitfire, pilot OK.
3562 Sauer, Felix Dr.Fw2/14/191219/JG-53(10/39), 3/JG-53(40), 6/JG-53(4/41), 10(Jabo)/JG-53 (1/42 San Pietro), JG-105, JG-11 wars endBf 109E-3(39), Bf 109F-2"Yel 12" (4/41) in 6/JG-53, Bf 109F-4/Z Wk# 7473 "Wh 3" (90% dam 3/27/42) & Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7287 "White 6" (lost 5/16/42) in 10(Jabo) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 16 May, 1942 by Spitfires off Pozzallo Malta in his Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7287 "White 6" and rescued by an Italian torpedo boat after bailing safely. He lost "White 3" when he belly-landed on 27 March, 1942 in water just off shore at Pozzallo, on the Sicilian coast due to engine failure (Prien). The AC was written off due to salt water corrosion. He also flew the Bf 109F-4/B in the Jabo Staffel. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Map Quadrant 33-1 on 28 August, 1941. Battle of Britain pilot in 3/JG-53. Deceased 4 July, 1999.
3563 Sauer, GüntherHptmStfkpt 2(F)/22 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430825 "4N + PK" (lost 8/18/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Tschugujew 18 August, 1943, believed sd by Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin (Ju 88 Loss List & S. Pietrzak).
3564 Sauer, KurtFw99/JG-53 (6/40), 6/JG-53 (1/43), 9/JG-53 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109E-3 in 9 Staffel(lost 10/39), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6689 "Yel 4 + I"(lost 6/27/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9190 "Yellow 7 + I" (lost 7/16/41), Bf 109F & G(Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW briefly 16 July, 1941 when he developed engine trouble in Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9190 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost) behind enemy lines 300km west of Smolensk (Prien). MIA briefly 27 June, 1941 during aerial combat in Wk# 6689 at Molodeczno (Jochen Prien). Uninjured in an aerial combat collision with Uffz Fritz Uhl over Wiesbaden on 14 October, 1939. He bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Creil, 3 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Portland/Insel Wight on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in the Calais area on 9 September, 1940. Two known Desert victories, both Spitfires 40 & 50 km north of Cap Bon on 15 January, 1943. This Kurt Sauer was either another by the same name or released from French captivity. Magnus, 9 victories. Could be Two different Kurt Sauers (H. Breuer).
3565 Sauerwein, HeinrichOfw65/ZG-76 (5/40), 2/ZG-101 (2/44), 6/NJG-101 (2/44)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destoyer Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both Hurricanes on 18 May, 1940, no location given. A 3rd, a Blenheim in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. A 4th, a Spitfire 10 km NNE of Rye on 11 September, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire into the sea at Map Quadrant 34.7 on 15 September, 1941. A 6th, a B-17 at Ostrand Memingen on 25 February, 1944. Also an "unconfirmed B-17 on the 25th, no location. The 1944 notations are attributed to an Ofw Sauerwein, and I have placed them with Heinrich, perhaps erroneously. May be two different persons. I think the ZG and NJG designations may be one or the other. Alternate spelling: Saüerein
3566 Sawallisch, ErwinOfw384.J/88 Legion Condor, 4/JG-77 (10/39), 4/JG-27 (9/41 Africa)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8596 "White 8 + -" Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8782 (lost 8/19/42 (Bf 109 Loss List). in 4/JG-27
Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/42 Post.)
EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 19 August, 1942. He crashed into the sea on a test flight for no apparent reason. It was thought possible that, accused of making incorrect claims, and fearing a court martial, he had deliberately dove into the sea. His body washed ashore on 20 August, 1942. 3 victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim northeast of Helgoland, 30 October, 1939. He downed two more Wellingtons, Nos 2 & 3, north of Wangerooge on 14 December, 1939. His 4th, a Wellington W of Stavanger on 30 April, 1940. His 5th, a Skua at Trondheim, 13 June, 1940, while still in 4/JG-77. His 6th, a Hudson at Bergen on 8 September, 1940. 17 victories in the Desert. One known victory, a Spitfire on 3 August, 1942. In eight days of combat after joining JG-27 in the desert, he scored 12 victories between 3 August and 12 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 38 victories.
3567 Säwert, HeinzOfw7/1/1918Greifswald16 3/NJG-3 (5/41), 4/NJG-5 (4/43), 5/NJG-6, 7/NJG-6 (7/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 3606 (lost 5/11/41), Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 August, 1944 at the Parndorf airfield during a strafing attack (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 9 May, 1941, no location. Another victory, colliding with a Stirling of No. 7 Sq. at Cloppenburg, 11 May, 1941 in Wk# 3606; he bailed safely with injuries, his unnamed R/O KIA. Another, a Stirling west of Spitz Hiddenau on 21 April, 1943. A 4th known victory, a Lancaster NW of Berlin on 4 September, 1943. A 5th, a Lancaster W of Hannover on 9 October, 1943. A 6th, a "4 mot" on 23 November, 1943. Two "4 mot" at Heading on 20 February, 1944. A Wellington S of St Polten on 7 July, 1944. A B-24 at Szombathely on 8 August, 1944. A Wellington E of Steyr on 20 August, 1944. Magnus & Boiten, 16 victories.
3568 Sayler, FritzObltStfkpt 2/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940; sd by fighters over the sea following an attack on Thorney Island, Sussex. His R/O-Gnr, Fw Albert Ziera, also MIA (D.Drury).
3569 Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prinz zu Maj8/14/1916Kopenhagen Denmark83KG-51 (5/40), KG-1 (6/41), Kdr IV/NJG-5 (12/42), NJG-100, II/NJG-3, Kdr NJG-4, Kdr NJG-2He 111(KG-51), Do 17Z(NJG-2), Ju 88C(NJG-3), Bf 110(NJG-5), Ju 88C-6 #750467 "R4 + XM"(lost 1/22/44) RK(10/2/42)-EL(8/31/43)-S(1/23/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)
EP(5/19/41)

EK 1 & 2
NJ Oper.Clasp w/"300"
KIA the night of 21-22 January, 1944 in Ju 88C-6, when he was Kdr NJG-2; sd by a Mosquito of No.141 Sq., piloted by P/O Desmon B.Snape during a raid on Magdeburg, after downing five enemy AC himself. 150 missions against ground targets while in KG-1 & KG-51 in Russia. 29 night victories in Russia. One known victory, a Lancaster B, Mk 1, "R5632"; crashed into the North Sea, 19 mi. W of Den Haag, 24 July, 1942 (R.Snape). Three DB-3s and a Boston the night of 19-20 July, 1943. His first known Soviet night victory, two DB-3s on 17 April, 1943. A DB-3 on 23 April, 1943. Another Soviet, a B-25 SE of Schweindl (sic) on the night of 23-24 April, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 the night of 11-12 July, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on the night of 20-21 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory came on 9 May, 1942, four months after joining NJG-2. His stay in the west was brief, and he returned to Russia in May 1943 downing a DB-3 SE of Eydklau on 1 May, 1943. He was Kdr JG-100 in August, 1943. Numerous multiple victory nights including 5 AC on 21 January, 1944. His R/O in IV/NJG-5 (6/43) was Herbert Kümmritz. In II/NJG-3 & NJG-2, it was Fw Friedrich Ostheimer (survived) and mech. Kurt Matzuleit. Maj Heinrich's body was found in a woods near Stendal. Buried at the German War Cemetery at Ysselsteyn, Holland.

3570 Saynisch, WalterFw127/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-27 (5/43), 5/JG-27 (5/44)Bf 109F in Russia, Bf 109G-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first Soviet, two SB-2s on 26 June, 1941. A 3rd Soviet, an I-18 on 3 October, 1941. A Soviet I-26 on 22 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 April, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 April, 1942. His 7th, a B-17 bomber of the 306th BG, northwest of Emden on 21 May, 1943, over Wilhelmshaven/ Emden. His 8th, a B-17 (HSS) at Bad Homburg on 12 May, 1944. A P-38 E of Raab on 14 July, 1944. His 10th, a P-51 at Mürzzuschlag on 25 July, 1944. An 11th, a B-17 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. His 12th, a LaGG-3 5 km NE of Nauen on 24 April, 1945.
3571 Schack, GüntherHptm11/12/1917Bartenstein Ostpreussen174 7/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), 8/JG-51(7/43), Stafkpt 7/JG-51(8/43), Stfkpt 9/JG-51 (8/44), Kdr I/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-3 Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 "White 10 + I" (9/42 force land), Fw 190A-4 in JG-51; Bf 109G-6 Wk# 165559 "Yel 13"(WIA; dam 10/6/44), Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # Unk "White 1" (844 Danzig), Bf 109G & K in JG-3 RK(10/29/43)-EL(4/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/17/43)
EP(1/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
780 combat missions. Shot down 15 times. Forced to bail with wounds from his "Yellow 13" on 23 October, 1941 after daylight raids over Moscow. Most likely a victim of the 34th Fighter Aviation Regt. protecting Moscow. Collided with Ofw Lothar Mai on 27 August, 1943. Mai could not extricate himself, and died in the crash. Schack was able to bring his damaged AC back to base. All victories in the East. He was Stfkpt 9/JG-51 in Dec. 1943, Kdr I/JG-51 in Dec. 1944, and Kdr IV/JG-3 in May, 1945. Served briefly in JG-27. One early Soviet victory, an I-26 on 1 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 12 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 13 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 18 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 27 August, 1942. Two Pe-2s near Stephanovka on 3 September, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 10 September, 1942. An Il-2 SE of Belojne on 15 October, 1942. Among many multiples, five Pe-2 in the Sychevka/Subzoff areas on 17 December, 1942. Four Pe-2s on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2, a LaGG-5 and three LaGG-3s on 23 February, 1943. Deceased 14 June, 2003. Photo

3572 Schade,Uffz133/JG-54 (6/44 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 30 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 at Polotsk on 6 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, both Il-2s at Livenhof on 5 August, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, both Il-2s on 16 August, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, both Il-2s on 17 September, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 30 September, 1944. Nos. 11 & 12, both Il-2s on 9 October, 1944. A 13th, an Il-2 on 10 October, 1944.
3573 Schade,ObltStab II/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "B3 + CC" lost 8/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1940; shot down off Portland by RAF fighters, two others MIA, one POW (Ju 88 Loss List).
3574 Schade, EberhardHptm2/20/1918Pirna125/JG-27 (10/43), 6/JG-27 (2/44 München), Kdr I/JG-27 (12/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440058 "Yellow 1 + --" (lost 2/25/44), Bf 109G-14, Bf 109K-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 March, 1945 (Magnus). WIA 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17 and a P-51 at Wiesloch, near Heidelberg; he bailed safely (Rosseels). Bodenplatte pilot. 9 bombers. One known western victory, his 1st, a B-17 SW of Thiaucourt on 14 October, 1943. Another B-17 (e.V.) in the Cloppenburg area on 29 November, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 at Westerstede on 20 December, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 (e.V.) S of Bad Kreuznach, 15 km S of Bingen, on 29 January, 1944. Another B-17 at Nussloch/Baden on 25 February, 1944. A P-38 SE of Ulm on 18 March, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 on 8 April, 1944 at Wissingen, E of Osnabrück. His 7th, a B-17 NW of Magdeburg on 11 April, 1944. An 8th, a P-51 at Mürzzuschlag on 25 July, 1944. A 9th, another B-24 at St Polten on 23 August, 1944. A 10th, a B-17 (HSS) at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. His 12th, a P-47 SW of Euskirchen on 26 December, 1944 (Perry Claims).
3575 Schade, KarlLt2/KG-26 (Salon de Province Fr.)He 111H-11 Werk # 110378 "1H + MK" (lost 8/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 August, 1943 after his ac was brought down by convoy AA fire, crashing at sea near Alboran Island. Remaining crew: Ogefr Walter Domogalla, Obs (KIA, washed ashore, buried Albunol, Granada, Spain w/memorial at Cuacos de Yuste); Ogefr Werner Sattelberg, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Arnold Quante, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Shade.
3576 Schädel, KurtObltIII/NJG-4Bf 110D-3 Werk # 4377 (80% dam 8/29/42)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 August, 1942 by enemy fire near Cormicy, his unnamed gunner also WIA. Bf 110 Loss List
3577 Schadowski, HansFw123 & 1/NJG-3Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Mönchen-Gladbach on 22 May, 1944. A "4 mot" 30 km NW of Duisburg on 17 June, 1944. Three "4 mots" in the St. Pol area on 25 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Vendome-Blois on 1 July, 1944. A double victory on 26 August, 1944; both "4 mots" N of Schleswig. Two Lancasters near Copenhagen on 11 September, 1944. Two more Lancasters on 18 September, 1944, no locations given. Magnus Report, 17 victories, final victory count may be higher. Alternate spelling: Shadowski.
3578 Schäfer,Fw2Eins.St./NJG-102Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both Lancasters; one at Gross Haferbeck, the other near Königsberg, on 30 August, 1944.
3579 Schäfer,Fw14/NAGr-31Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NW of Poprovskaya on 2 August, 1942.
3580 Schäfer, BrunoLt12/6/192029/SKG-10 (12/42-6/43 Sicily) Fw 190A-5 (or G-3) Werk # 47 "White A + O" (lost 8/29/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44 in absentia)

EP (7/26/43), EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
POW 29 August, 1943 after being shot down at Hafen Augusta by Spitfire of RAF No. 244 Sq., piloted by W/C W.G.G. Duncan Smith. One known victory, a Fortress II on 18 June, 1943. His 2nd victory, now in Sicily, a Spitfire 1500 m south of Gela (into the sea) on 5 July, 1943.
3581 Schäfer, ErichUffz24/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960647 "Green 12" (lost 12/17/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 near Wittlich. One known victory, a P-51 at Ermenonville on 20 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 SW of Köln on 7 October, 1944. This may be the Uffz Schäfer in I/JG-11.
3582 Schäfer, HansFw1810/JG-3 (7/43 Sicily), redesignated 13(Sturm)/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 19929 (70% damaged 7/43 in Sicily), Fw 190A-8 "Sturmbock" (5/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fightr Operational Clasp
12 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, in Sicily, a B-24 on 2 July, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 12 July, 1943. After his second victory, his Wk# 19929 was shot up so bad, he made an emergency landing at Gerbini. His 3rd, a B-17 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. His 5th (HSS) "separated from formation", a B-24 south of Innsbruck, 19 December, 1943. His 6th, a P-47 on 10 February, 1944. His 7th, a B-26 on 11 February, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 on 17 February, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 on 22February, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 (HSS) on 19 April, 1944, no location. His 15th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Sülze-Südheide on 8 May, 1944. His 18th, a B-17 50 km S of Halle on 7 October, 1944. On his leathr flight jacket was painted the famous "White of their Eyes" insignia. Another source claims hia victories as 27, with 8 bombers.
3583 Schäfer, Rolf DieterUffz101/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.; 8/44 Poland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165720 (lost 8/22/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 22 August, 1944 SE of Krakau, no further detail. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 May, 1944. Nos 2 & 3, a Boston III and a P-39 on 2 June, 1944. A 4th, a Boston III on 5 June, 1944. A 5th, a P-39 on 15 July, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 16 July, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, a Boston III and a P-39 on 21 July, 1944 (with Oblt Rudi Trenkel this date). A 10th, a Yak-9 on 25 July, 1944.
3584 Schäfer, WilhelmUffzI/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680837 "Yellow 3" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeMIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat in Yellow 3" with a P-51 of 363FG, 50 km W of Boulogne. Mombeek.
3585 Schäfer, WilhelmOgefr12/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413726 "Blue 2 + I" (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1944 west of Paris, cause not reported.
3586 Schäferlein, RudolfOfwStab I/TG-5Me 323E "Gigant" Werk # 130044 "C8 + CB" (lost 8/26/44)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 26 August, 1944 after his ac was attacked by a fighter, and crashed near Ploesti, Prahova County, Romania. Also MIA, his pilot, Uffz Alfred Haustein and three remaining unnamed crew and eight passengers, two of whom may have survived the crash (D.Drury).
3587 Schäfers, AugustLt3/2/19124(F)/11 (Seschtschinskaja Ost) Ju 88 Werk # 1327 "6M + BM" (lost 1/30/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 30 January, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission covering Seshcha to Medyn, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Otto Hopp, Obs; Uffz Georg Hill, R/O and Uffz Horst Plaume, Gnr. One VDK match, Lt Schäfers, commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rshew, Russia (D.Drury). Today, Seschtschinskaja is known as Seschtscha or Seshcha.
3588 Schaff, AugustUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331492 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 near Lengerich, cause not reported.
3589 Schäffer, Hans JakobOblt3/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA and believed killed 18 August, 1940; sd while attacking Thorney Island, Sussex, possibly by a Hurricane of No. 43 Sq., piloted by P/O Clifford Gray. His R/o-Gnr, Uffz Ewald Klotmann, also MIA and believed killed, crash location unknown (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Schaffer.
3590 Schäffner, GerhardUffz9/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 24 August, 1940 after his ac was sd by Hurricanes of No.111 Sq., and a Defiant of No. 264 Sq.. The ac crashed at Abberton Reservoir, Layer de la Haye, Essex, killing the remaining crew. Remaining crew: Maj Karl Ritscherle, Grp Kdr III/KG-53, Obs (bur CC/9/5/27); Ogefr Erwin Gleissner, R/O (bur CC/5/7/164); Uffz Alfred Kramer, Flt Engr (bur CC/5/7/163) and Fw Erich Salomo, Gnr (bur CC/9/5/27 in a sgl grave w/ Maj Ritscherle) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
3591 Schaldt, WernerLt91/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.), 2/JGr Ost (7/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 21 September, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a Yak-1 on 2 October, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 October, 1943. A 5th Soviet, a Boston III on 15 October, 1943. A 6th Soviet, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 October, 1943. A 7th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 28 November, 1943. A Pe-2 on 19 April, 1944. One known western victory, a B-24 N of Trentschin on 7 July, 1944.
3592 Schalk, Johann HansObst9/19/1903Krems Austria21Kdr III/ZG-142, JGr-126(9/39), Kdr III/ZG-26(8/40 Barley), Kdr ZG-26(11/40), Kdr NJG-3(3/41)Bf 109B, C & D in ZG-142; Bf 109D in III/ZG-26, Bf 110C Werk # Unk "3U + AD", Ju 88C RK(9/11/40)
EP(8/21/40)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Channel pilot. 11 victories in the East. Total victories unknown, probably 21. Bowers/Lednicer, 21 victories. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Morane in the Ghent/Termonde area, 12 May, 1940 in III/ZG-26. A 2nd, a Hawk-75 on 14 May, 1940, no location. A 3rd, a Morane on 15 May, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 10 July, 1940. A 5th, a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. A 6th, a Spitfire on 24 August, 1940, no location. A 7th, a Spitfire over England on 26 September, 1940. An 8th, a Hurricane over England on 1 October, 1940. Kdr III/ZG-142 in January, 1939. Kdr NJG-3 in September, 1941, flying the Ju 88C. His R/O Uffz Scheuplein. Deceased 9 November, 1987.
3593 Schalk, PaulFw8/17/1920Marienwerder512/JG-5 (7/42), 6/JG-5 (5/44 S.U.), Act Stfkpt 5/JG-11 (8/44), 7/JG-11 (11/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-11 (4/45)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 132241 (80% damaged 11/7/43), , Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 November, 1943, crash landing at Teige Nerlandsoy in his A-3 due to engine trouble during an operation. He was seriously injured when he hit a stone wall. One known victory, a Mosquito off Norway on 28 August, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, an "unidentified" AC on 14 May, 1944. Another "unidentified" Soviet AC on 15 May, 1944. (He needed to sharpen his recognition skills!) Magnus Report, 20 victories. LOCS 5 victories.
3594 Schall, FranzHptm6/1/1918Graz Austria1373/JG-52 (2/43 Russia), Stfkpt 3/JG-52 (8/44), 2/EKdo Nowotny (10/44 Achmer), Stfkpt 10/JG-7 (3/45 Oranienburg)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410131 "Yellow 10" (10% dam 11/11/43), Me 262A-1a Werk #s 170047 "White 7" & 110404 "White 1" (lost 11/8/44) RK(10/10/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/44)
EP(2/22/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Badge
HJ Pin
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
WIA 11 November, 1943 by flak, making a belly landing 3 km south of Kertsch. 14 Bombers in an Me 262. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 6 May, 1943. An Il-7 on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943. Three Soviet U-2s on 7 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 7 January, 1944. An Il-2 and LaGG-5 on 15 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 30 May, 1944. A Yak-11, an Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 12 August, 1944. Among many multiple victories, 13 on 31 August, 1944. One known western victory, a B-24 on 7 October, 1944, no location given. A P-51 at Goesfeld on 28 October, 1944. Three P-51s at Osnabrück on 8 November, 1944, and was then shot down in Wk# 110404 by a P-51 piloted by Lt. James W. Kenny of the 357th FG; he bailed out successfully. Another known Me 262 victory, a P-51 on 18 March, 1945. A B-17 in the Zwiikau area on 19 March, 1945. Two Lancasters at Hamburg on 31 March, 1945. One of his last victories, a Lancaster at Hamburg on 9 April, 1945. KIFA 10 April, 1945, making an emergency landing at Parchim Airfield and hitting a bomb crater, causing his aircraft to explode. 550 missions. Nominated for the EL.
3595 Schametz, ErichUffz16(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 680741 (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1944; Aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
3596 Schande, ErnstUffzI/JG-26 (joins 2/44), 2/JG-26 (France)Fw 190A-6/R6 Werk# 530120 "Black 8" (lost 8/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1944; Aerial combat in "Black 8" with a P-51 of 359FG E of Dreux. Mombeek MIA List. A French Loss List suggests Schande was KIA this date. The same report suggests the ac was an A-8 Werk # 730120.
3597 Schandzel, AlexLtIV/KG-54 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140710 "??" (lost 8/5/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 5 August, 1943; mid-air collision over Höflein (Ju 88 Loss List).
3598 Scharf von Grauerstedt, HorstObltStfkpt 1/KG-2 (S.U.)Do 17Z Werk # 2677 (U5 + AN" (lost 8/25/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1941after being shot down by a Soviet fighter at Spasskaja, south of Chudovo, near the Volkhov River.
3599 Scharf, AlfredOfhr7/24/190917/JG-26 (joins 9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170978 "Brown 2" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
MIA 16 September, 1944 in "Brown 2" over Limburg in aerial with either a P-47 or a P-38 (uncertain), during his few short weeks in the lethal skies over Germany. His one victory was a P-47 of the 356FG SE of Beauvais on 18 August, 1944. Added: Either he or Heinz Salomon came down in Nutherveld (Commune Schinnen) Holland and is buried as "unknown" there (Bert Spoelstra).
3600 Scharf, LudwigUffz1813/JG-77 (8/41), 6/JG-5 (9/42 Finland)Bf 109F in JG-77, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10139 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 9/15/42) in JG-5EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1942; crashed and burned after hit by enemy fire near Schongui. Believed to have died in captivity). His first victory, a Hudson W of Stavanger on 18 August, 1941. Magnus, 18 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.

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