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401 Dinessen, HansUffz110/JG-27 (Balkans)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140199 (lost 12/16/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 December, 1943 at Capljina during aerial combat with P-40s, shortly afer his victory, a P-40 near Vaenta Munding, near Ploce Albania. Alternate spelling: Dinesen.
402 Dippel, Hans GeorgHptm12/5/192021 2/JG-26 (6/41), Stab I/JG-26 (2/43 S.U.), Stafkpt 9/JG-26 (8/43) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440714 "White 17 + I" (lost 5/8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 8 May, 1944 in "White 17" when he crashed at Doncourt as a result of a stall during a training flight! He was shot down by B-17s on 17 August, 1943, and cartwheeled through the formation, taking multiple hits. 272 missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Samer on 7 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Hurricane 15 km NW of Calais on 24 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire between Gravelines and Petit Fort Philippe on 19 August, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire 6 km N of Wissant on 20 September, 1941. His first Soviet, a P-40 on 17 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 27 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 March, 1943. A Soviet P-40 on 2 June, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 6 km S of Emden on 25 June, 1943. Another, his 17th, a P-47 near Leopoldsburg, 20 October, 1943. Another P-47 at Beveren/Anrwerp on 1 December, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 SW of Sopron on 23 April, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories.
403 Dirgen, Hans BrunoLt28/JG-5 (12/43 S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 NE of Schongraf on 28 December, 1943. A 2nd, a P-40 at Bojarskaya on 16 February, 1944.
404 Dirk, HansFw6/8/19156/KG-5 (?)He 111 (lost 11/30/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 30 November, 1944 at Rudlos due to technical problems. Remaining crew (KIC): R/O Uffz Heinz Meyer (3/27/1922) and Engr Uffz Wolfgang Kampmann (11/5/1918). All three buried in Lauterbach.
405 Dirksen, HansFw58/JG-26 (4/41), Instr. Duty, 8/JG-26 (9/43)Bf 109F-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 151345 "Black 11" (lost 9/21/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 331 Sq. 10 km NW of Albert, in the municipality of Warloy-Baillon. Another source says the Spitfire was from 81 Sq.. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 27 August, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire near Calais on 27 October, 1941. A Spitfire S of Lille on 15 August, 1943. A Spitfire at Poperinghe-Ypres area on 15 September, 1943. Magnus.
406 Dischel, GuidoHptmStfkpt 8/KG-26 (Le Bourget)He 111H-6 Werk # 4096 "1H + HS" (lost 6/26/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 26 June, 1941 when they failed to return from operations believed to be either Sheerness, Kent or an aircraft factory at Filton, Gloucestershire, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Fw Micke (or Nikolaus) Hauck, Obs; Uffz Hans Spörrer, R/O and Fw Herbert Pose, Flt Engr. No known graves (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Bischel.
407 Disharz, HansUffz4/JG-53 (3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440126 (dam 3/4/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17 at Warscheid.
408 Dittrich, HansUffz10/21/19176/KG-2 (Schiphol)Do 217E-1 Werk # 5074 "U5 + KP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1941 when the Dornier bombs exploded over Koewacht, reason unknown. Dittrich buried Ysselsteyn, Block BB/5/114. Remaining crew (KIA & buried Ysselsteyn): Ogefr Gerhard Malik, geb 6/6/1918, buried BB/5/115; Fw Karl Herde, geb 8/13/1917, buried BB/5/113 and Ogefr Alfons Pötter, geb 6/5/1921, buried BB/5/116. Wings to Victory
409 Dittrich, HansUffz6/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670406 (lost 10/3/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 3 October, 1943; shot down by Russian flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.10152.
410 Döbrich, Hans HeinrichLt3/24/1916Sonneberg, Thüringen656/JG-5 (Artic Front-S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10169 "Yellow 9 + -" (7/19/42), Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 10" (8/42), Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yel10", Bf 109G-6 Wk# 15617 (Norway 6/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 20088(lost 7/16/43)
RK(9/19/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)
EP(8/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Sil.Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 19 July, 1942 he was forced to bail 20 km west of Murmaschi Russia from his Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10169 "Yellow 9" after his radiator was hit by fire from a Yak-1. He spent the next seven days walking back to the Staffel. His combat ended 16 July, 1943 after a serious third wound, to the face, shot down near Fiskerhalsen by Soviet fighters of JAK-1, and forced to bail into Petsamo Fjord. 248 missions, additional 19 victories unconfirmed. He was known to have flown Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 10" at Petsamo in June, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 70 victories. Deceased 6 April, 1984.
411 Dobrick, ErichOblt1/12/191792/JG-1 (9/39), 6/JG-3 (5/40), 5/JG-11 (9/43), Stab I/JG-11 (11/43), 2/JG-11 (3/44)Bf 109E in JG-3, Bf 109G in JG-11EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a LeO-451 on 31 May, 1940, no location. A Spitfire south of London on 18 August, 1940. His 3rd, a B-17 on 26 February, 1943, an Ofw at the time. His 4th victory, a B-17 at Westerholt-Nordeney on 27 September, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 N of Emmerich on 13 November, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 NW of Eitorf on 22 February, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 N of Hölstedt on 6 March, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 near Haldensleben on 29 March, 1944. Magnus Report.

L-R: Erich Dobrick : Gerd Steiger : Helmut Maul : Hans-Gerd Wenneckers. May/June 1942 Husum
412 Dochtermann, Hans Joachim E.Maj3/4/1912Augsburg, Bavaria, GermanyLegion Condor (36), II/KG-355(37), 3/KG-53(5/39), 5/KG-53(4/40), RLM, 15/KG-40(12/41)He 111 in KG-53, Fw 200C in KG-40, He 177 in KG-50, Fw 190F(Mistel)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
EP

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/12/44)
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 31 May, 1945. Approximately 2000 missions. Interned in Great Britain. He served as a translator during his captivity, and was released on 23 May, 1946. Assignments Contd.: Stfkpt 2/KG-50(7/42), Kdr I/KG-50, II/KG-40(10/43), Kdr II/KG-40(2/44), 6/KG-200(2/45). Hans began his flying career in the German Civil Air Patrol in 1934 and then flew for a brief time with Lufthansa. He was selected as one of the first three pilots in the newly formed German Luftwaffe. Subsequently, he joined the Legion Condor flying in Spain. On 23 November, 1943, his aircraft released an Hs 293 glider bomb that hit MHT Rhona, killing nearly 1200 American servicemen, the greatest American loss at sea in Naval history. His Group Commander, Major Rudolph Mons, was killed during this operation. Hans took over as temporary Group commander until his official appointment in February, 1944. Besides the action in Spain, he served in Poland, the Low cCountries, the Battle of Britain, France and Russia. Source: K.C. Dochtermann.
413 Doetsch, LudwigUffz10/31/19122/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260185 "Z6 + HK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 24 February, 1944; crashed after an attack on London, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew: Ofw Albert Schulz, geb 3/1/1917, (POW), Obs; Lt Hans Heinrich Kothe, geb 2/4/1922, (KIA), T.Obs; Uffz Helmut Tomale, geb 12/10/1921, (POW), R/O; and Uffz Helmut Böhm, geb 1/25/1921, (KIA), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
414 Dolakamp, HansUffz8/JG-2Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1504 (lost 8/31/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 31 August, 1943, cause and location not reported.
415 Dold, OttmarOblt11/21/19167/KG-27 (5/40), Stfkpt 9/KG-27 (11/42-12/44)He 111P Werk # Unk "1G + ER" (lost 5/27/40), He 111P-2 Werk # 2864 "1G + HR" (dam 12/13/40), Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 13 December, 1940 when his Wk# 2864 was hit by aa fire, but returned to Dinard-Pleurtuit airfield, where he crash landed. Remaining crew: Lt Hans Otto Heinert, Obs; Ofw Robert Brinkmann, Flt Engr and Lt Willi Cryns, R/O (D.Drury). POW (briefly) 27 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, when his Heinkel crashed near Beveren. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: The ac was hit by flak and was abandoned by the crew near Beveren, W of Antwerp. Remaining crew: Oblt Eberhard Bertelsmann (KIA, bur in the War Cem., Lommel, Be. Blk 42, Gr 110), Ogefr H.Krause (POW/WIA) and one other unknown (POW) (D.Drury).
416 Dolenga, WernerHptm1Stfkpt 10/NJG-1 (NF Experimental unit 7/41), Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (aka Kdo Losigkeit, 3/42), 2/JG-300, II/JG-11Bf 109E Werk # ? "Black 1" (dam 3/6/42), Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Emergency landing 6 March, 1942 on frozen Lake Hallingdalselva at Nesbyen Norway, due to lack of fuel. He, Lt Heinz Knoke and Uffz Hans Wennekers landed there at the same time. No one was injured (Source: SIG Norway). Dolenga appears on an AC Loss List; the AC lost 9/4/43 at Goslar, pilot KIA.
417 Domack, HeinzHptm2/13/1915I/KG-200 (OKL) Ju 188D-2 Werk # 180444 (lost 3/21/45) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 21 March, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported, no mention of crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Location: over the Adriatic Sea off Trieste. The ac believed sd by a Mosquito of No.256 Sq., piloted by F/O Scollan with F/Sgt Blundell (Radar). Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Buchheister, Obs; Uffz Heinz Jakobs (maybe Jacobs), R/O; Fw Fritz Panke, Gnr1 and Uffz Hans Rottstedt (or Bottstedt), Gnr2 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Damack
418 Dombrowsky, Hans vonHptm3/6/1915Duisburg4(F)/122 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0699 (lost 7/10/41) Observer Operational ClaspKIC 10 July, 1941 when his ac crashed at Brody in occupied Poland (now Ukraine) due to an engine malfunction. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Schirmer, Obs; Fw Becker, R/O and Uffz Hartmann, Gnr. Only the pilot listed in the VDK, and believed buried among the "unknown" in the Ger War Cem at Potelitsch, Ukraine (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dombrowski.
419 Döring, Kurt Bertram vonGenLtI/JG-132, Kdr ZG-142 (1/39), Kdr ZG-26 (5/39 as Oberst at Varel), Jafu 2 (5/40), Stab/JG-1, JG-26 (Butler List)Bf 109D in both in 39, Bf 109E in 40
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Döring was present when the RK was presented to Heinz Vinke in 1943, therefore he may have commanded a Luftflotte overseeing NJG-1. AKA Hans von Döring, Kdr ZG-26 in 39.
420 Dorminger, HansUffz3/NJG-5 (Reich Def)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 622318 "C9 + NL" (lost 3/5/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1945 after aerial combat with a "4 mot", crashing and burning near Chemnitz. Remaining crew (MIA): R/O 1, Uffz Max Bartsch; R/O 2, Ogefr Franz Wohlschlögel and Gunner, Uffz Friedrich Ruhlmann (source: Jorg Helbig).
421 Dorn, HansLt9/18/19233/JG-7 (4/45)Me 262A-1a Werk# 500210 "Yellow 17"Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 March, 1944. Buried Jena Nord Friedhof, Block 27/2/17 (Geensen). LuftArchiv.de
422 Dorn, HansUffz4/JG-1Fw 190A-6 (or A-5) Werk # 550888 "White 1" (lost 3/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47. Crashed at Ohrte, 5 km north of Fürstenau. Source: L. Wiegels.
423 Dornach, Hans KarlUffz3/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/21/44 loc.unk.)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
424 Dorner, HansFw10/18/19211/JG-2Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 14 March, 1945; killed making an emergency landing at Usingen, buried Fürth, no further detail.
425 Dörr, HansUffz43/JG-54 (10/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550173 "Yellow ?" (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 7 November, 1943 northeast of Witebsk S.U.. His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 S of Cholmetsch on 28 October, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 3 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 S of Zarasai on 23 July, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 at Livenhof on 5 August, 1944. Magnus; 6 victories.
426 Dörr, KarlFw12/5/1916Zwickau6/NJG-2Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2531 "R4 + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 6 August, 1943; crashed during a non-operational flight 4 km NW of Lübz killing both crew, cause unknown. His R/O-Gunner, Ogefr Hans Schneider.
427 Dortenmann, HansOblt12/11/1921Weingarten, Württemberg38JGr-Ost (8/43), Stfkpt 2, 11 & 12/JG-54(11/44), Kdr III/JG-54, Stfkpt 14/JG-26, Stfkpt 3/JG-26, Stfkpt 2/JG-26(45)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10091 (90% dam 8/9/43), Fw 190A-6 "Blk 7"(2/44), Fw 190A-8 "Red 1" in 2Stf, Fw 190D-9 in 12Stf, D-9 #210003 "Blk 1" in 14Stf
RK(4/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(4/9/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Battle of the Bulge pilot as Stfkpt 12/JG-54. He led the last JG-26 combat mission of WWII on 5 May, 1945, a "Frei Jagd" in the area of the Kiel Kanal. When his D-9, Werk # 210003 "Yellow 1" landed at Flensburg at 18:24 hrs., the combat history of the Abbeville Kids came to a close, and he became a British POW. 150 combat missions. 1 bomber. 16 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory an La-5 which he rammed in "Black 7" of 2/JG-54, on 6 February, 1944. He managed to limp back to his airfield. One known victory while in 2/JG-54, a P-47 at Lyons-le-Foret/Rouen on 22 June, 1944. A Spitfire N of St Lo on 4 July, 1944. A Spitfire at Ivry-la-Bataille on 18 July, 1944, while in 2/JG-54. A Spitfire at Conches on 25 July, 1944. A P-51 N of Bramsche and a P-47 at Münster-Handorf on 6 November, 1944. Nos. 25 & 26, both P-47s in the Nassau area on 13 February, 1945. His last ten victories were achieved in JG-26, where he was awarded his RK, the last major award to JG-26. His 38th, a Yak-3 NE of Berlin/Neuruppin on 27 April, 1945. He was the highest scoring Fw 190D-9 pilot, with 18 victories, all in Wk# 210003. Deceased 1 April, 1973.
428 Dostlebe, HerbertHptm10/23/1913Zeitz, Sachsen2/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332357 "6N +IK" (lost 4/21/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 20/21 April, 1944; failed to return from a night mission over Hull; his He 177 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast (DeSwart). Remaining crew (MIA): FhjFw Hans Georg Vollandt, geb 11/26/1919, K.Obs; Ofw Anton Krebs, geb 5/13/1915, R/O; Ofw Johann Konrad, geb 11/4/1916, Wart; Ofw Hermann Koch, geb 8/8/1919, Gunner and Uffz Gustav Neumann, geb 8/8/1920 (B.Bines).
429 Dovenmühle, Hans Werner von derOblt11/13/1919Schneverdingen, Hannover1/KG-4, 3/KG-100 (1/44)He 111H-6, He 177A-3 Werk # 332198 "5J + DL" (lost 1/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 21/22 January, 1944 when the Condor was brought down 15 km south of Dieppe, at Les Grandes Ventes due to the premature detonation of his released weapons. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Justin Teschner, geb 5/5/1920, Obs; Fw Gustav Hanning, geb 10/7/1920, R/O; Fw Rudolf Krützner, Geb 8/28/1919, Wart and Uffz Theodor Patt, geb 5/11/1919, Gunner (B.Bines). DK-G Awards List
430 Doye, HansHptm5Stab II/JG-27 (6/41S.U. & N. Africa), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (3/19/45 to end)Bf 109E & F (Trop), Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his first Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 25 June, 1941. Among his Desert victories, a Blenheim of RAF No. 11 Sq. over the El Adem area on 22 November, 1941. A 2nd, a P-40 of RAF No. 33 Sq., 11km SE of El Adem on 28 May, 1942. On 21 June, 1942, Doye was shot down by Cameron Highlanders ground fire 5 miles N of the El Adem (Axis) airfield.
431 Dreher, Johann 'Hans'Hptm11/30/1920München6Stfkpt 5/KG-53, III/KG-53, 9/NJG-2, 6/NJG-3 (10/44), Stfkpt 12NJG-3 (3/45)He 111, Bf 110C, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620028 "D5 + AX" (lost 3/4/45; the last Luftwaffe ac to crash in the UK)
RK(4/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43)
EP(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela, the attack on RAF heavy bombers returning from a raid on synthetic oil plants at Kamen, in the Ruhr. Their Ju 88 infiltrated the bomber stream, attacking British bombers as they were landing, when their starboard wing struck a tree and clipped the corner of the Dunnington Lodge at Sutton on Derwent, near Elvington, Yorkshire, before hitting the ground and disintegrating. 400 plus missions, 2 Night victories, one a mine-laying Lancaster the night of 18/19 February, 1945. His crew 4 March, 1945 (all KIA): Fw Gustav Schmitz (geb 3/6/1921), wireless operator, Ofw Hugo Böker, radar operator and Fw Martin Bechter, mechanic. All are initially buried in Fulford, York, England, and in 1966 were re-interned at the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase. Only Bechter and Dreher are buried under their names, the other two are in graves marked "unknown", because they were so badly mutilated. One known, a "4 mot" SW of Gottingen on 29 August, 1944. The 2nd, a "4 mot" at Attendorn on 4 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Stirling opposing the Dortmund-Bremen Raid on 7 October, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Deutsche Bucht area on 15 October, 1944. A 5th, same day, into the sea. Added burial loc, CC/8/3: Hptm Dreher, Gr 68; Fw Schmitz, Gr 67; Fw Bechter, Gr 73 and Ofw Böcker, Gr 72 (D.Drury).


Cannock Chase
432 Dressler, HansOgefr9/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk#18181 "Yellow 12" (lost 6/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 June, 1943; Enemy fire after a scramble, Villa Urbana, Sardignia. Mombeek MIA List.
433 Dreyer, HansOblt19/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 "C9 + KT", C9 + WT" & "C9 + IT"
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" N of Paris on 5 July, 1944. One known crewman, Ofw Engelhardt.
434 Dubied, HansUffz7/JG-27Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412727 "White 10" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Wanfried.
435 Dubowe, Herbert Lt1/4/1921Troppau, Sudetenland, Cz.1/KG-30 (Channel) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2440 "4D + KH" (lost 6/26/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 26 June, 1941; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 219 Sq., piloted by P/O Arthur J.Hodgkinson, with R/O Sgt Bertram E.Dye, while on a mission to Southhampton. Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Fw August Figura, Obs (bur CC/1/3/94); Uffz Hans Beck, R/O (bur Selsey St Peter Ch. Cem. Blk C, Row 8, Gr 14) and Fw Walter Kinnigheit, Flt Engr (no known grave). Lt Dubowe shown by VDK as in a sea grave, and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval memorial (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
436 Dubrow, Hans JoachimObltWekusta 6 (Banak)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1345 "D7 + CP" (lost 8/27/44) Meteorological Operational Clasp KIC 27 August, 1944 in a weather-related crash into a hill at Bearallgaisa, 50km SW of Berievag, no mention of crew disposition (Wekusta Loss List.). Added: Crew buried Botn Rognan Cem. (Flyvrak Norway).
437 Dudeck, Hans ClausUffz2/Fl.ü.G;-1 SüdostBf 109G-6 Werk # 161054 (80% dam 4/1/44)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured during an emergency landing at Wiener - Neustadt 1 April, 1944 due to a technical failure while on a delivery flight.
438 Dudeck, Hans-HeinzHptm3/2/191612 Stab II/JG-2(9/40), JGr-Süd (1/43 France), Stfkpt 6/JG-77(5/43), Stfkpt 4/JG-77(6/43), Kdr IV/JG-27(7/44-1/45 Achmer) Bf 109E in JG-2, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5275 (lost 1/6/43; injured in a crash at the Salon airfield, cause not reported) in JGr- Süd, Bf 109G (Trop) in 6 & 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-10 Wk# 490644 "Black <3 + ~" (lost 1/1/45) in IV Grp
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A 10 year Luft. veteran, he was shot down 1 January, 1945, by AA fire over Venraij Holland and taken prisoner during Operation Bodenplatte. His plane caught fire, crashed at Smakt Holland, NNE of Venray. He bailed out and somehow, his chute was ripped and he slammed through tree branches which saved his life. He was lucky to find himself in a British hospital the following day. He was also shot down over the Channel during the Battle of Britain. One known BOB victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Therouanne area on 27 August, 1941. Served in N. Africa. One known Desert victory, a Marlet on 8 May, 1943. In Sicily, he downed a B-17 on 25 June, 1943. A P-51 at Brecy, W of Flers, on 18 July, 1944. His 6th, an Auster III N of Periers on 19 July, 1944. A Lancaster at Hagen-Iserlohn on 12 December, 1944. A P-47 at Aachen-Kerpen on 17 December, 1944. Retired Bundeswehr Major. AKA Karl Heinz Dudeck. Deceased 9 April, 1998.
439 Düffer, GerhardFw5(H)/11Hs 126 Werk # 3083 "CM + DV" (lost 7/26/41)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 26 July, 1941 at Tetyjow Russia, cause unknown. His Observer, Lt Hans Krüger, was also wounded, and returned. Obs Loss List
440 Dümcke, Horst MaxOblt5/17/1911Wittenberge Wekusta 1/OB.d.L., Wekusta 2/OB.d.L., 2/Versuchsverband, 2/KG-200 (9/44) He 111H-2 Werk# 5551 "RH + NT" (lost 9/23/40), Ju 188D-2 Werk # 160062 "A3 + RD" (lost 9/19/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
KIC 19 September, 1944 when, while on a night practice flight, he got lost and flew into a power line near Bergamo. Also killed was a crewman, Uffz Horst Bomke (no known VDK garve); Ofw Ewald Gladeck was seriously injured. Oblt Dümcke is buried in the Ger War Cem. at Coatermano, It., Blk 9, Gr 160. He replaced Lt Otto Klingohr as Kdr of Kdo "Carmen" at the time. Ditched at sea abt 400km west of Brest due to technical problems on 23 September, 1940, Dümcke an OFW (Reserve) at the time. They put down near French fishing vessels and were rescued, and were subsequently transferred to a German air-sea rescue plane. Remaining crew (Rescued): Reg Rat Hans Siegmund, Obs; Lt Friedrich Karl Deicke, Flt Engr and Ofw Hans Gierman, R/O, who transmitted their "mayday" facilitating their rescue. His transmission, however, attracted the Blenheims which downed Lt Prasse (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Dümke. See Horst Dumke, seemingly two different persons due to different DK-G award dates. DK-G Awards List.
441 Dunkel, HansUffz8/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163037 "Black 4" (lost 4/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 19 April, 1944 SW of Mizil during a training flight, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
442 Dürfeld, Hans JoachimOblt4/10/1910Hagen4/KG-40 (Gardermoen)He 111H-5 Werk # 3900 "F8 + GM" (lost 5/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 22 May, 1941; crashed into the Krossanesfjall mountain (Iceland) in bad weather. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Friedrich Harnisch, Ogefr Franz Breuer and Uffz Josef Lutz. All the deceased buried at the Fossvogur (Reykjavik) Cem. Block G, Plot 1, Gr 1-36. (Stankey & DeZeng & D.Drury).
443 Dürr, HansLt11/9/1914St Blasien 3(F)/33 (6/41 S.U.,10/42 Channel) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1342 "8H + KL" (lost 10/19/42) EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Added: A pilot in his own right, he was flying as Observer with Lt Wolfgang Lauth when they were sd on 19 October, 1942 by a Beaufighter of No.68 Sq., and crashed at Sea north of Norfolk. Hptm Dürr & Lt Lauth, and two unnamed crew were killed ( Winward & Wood (authors) & D.Drury).
444 Dürscheidt, HansUffz21/NJG-11 (9/44), 1/NJGr-10 (10/44)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24/25 October, 1944; crashed at Bonn-Hangelar airfield, no cause given (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster NW of Frankfurt a. Main on 12 September, 1944. A 2nd, a Mosquito N of Duisberg on 15 October, 1944. Alternate spelling: Dürscheid (Boiten)
445 Dutz, HansLt2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5248 "7T + KK" (lost 5/30/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 30 May, 1941; believed to have crashed during an anti-shipping sortie (Ju 88 Loss List).
446 Duve, HelmutUffz5/StG-2 (S.U.) Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2126 "T6 + BO" (lost 4/17/42) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 17 April, 1942; crashed at Mostki after being hit by flak (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: His unnamed R/O-Gnr was Uffz Hans Föll. Uffz Duve and Uffz Föhl are tentatively identified in the VDK (w/o their rank to confirm), and commemorated in the German War Cem at Sologubowka, Russia (D.Drury).
447 Dybul, HansLtStG-3 (most likely)Ju 87R Werk # Unk (lost June 1942)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW June 1942 after being sd over Tobruk; taken prisoner by the British. Source cannot be verified; can you provide any information?
448 Ebel, HansOfw33/JG-53 (9/43; 3/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162264 "Yellow 2" (lost 3/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat with B-17s and their escorts near Padua, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 over Italy on 14 February, 1944. Pictured with Seiz & Zemper, celebrating JG-53s 500th victory.
449 Eberhard, HansOfwFl.GzbV-7Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
450 Eberl, OttoFw9/9/1917Falkenbach3(F)/123 Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2237 "4U + YL" (lost 10/21/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 21 October, 1941 during aerial combat. He was shot down by a Hurricane of No. 87 Sq., and seen making a good emergency landing SE of Scillies, UK. Bf 110 Loss List. Buried Cannock Chase Blk 6, Row 17, Gr 349. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Hans Kirchenbauer was also KIA. Although the date does not match, an Uffz Hans Kirchenbauer is shown "missing at sea", 10 December, 1941 on the VDK database (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
451 Ebersbach, HansHptm5/19/1921Rehbrücke10 & 6/KG-76 (2/42), Stfkpt in II/KG-76 (12/42 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822630 "F1 + JP" (lost 5/31/44)
RK(8/8/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 31 May, 1944; after returning from a mission against an American convoy, he crashed on approach to the Salon airfield near St Martin de Crau in southern France. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Edgar Fay, Obs; Ofw Fritz Schwarz, R/O and Uffz Othmar Grober, Gnr.. The crew was buried in the military cemetery at Istres.
452 Ebertz, HansOfw8/StG-1 (S.U.) Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2099 "J9 + GK" (lost 4/13/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 13 April, 1942 near Cholm; crashed following a flak hit, no mention of R/O (Ju 87 Loss List & DK-G Awards List). Added: His R/O, Ofw Fritz "Fritzchen" Baudisch. Both bailed safely and were taken prisoner by the Soviets (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Eberts
453 Eckard, Walter SchultzeLtStab II/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140724 "4D + BC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 April, 1942; failed to return from a mission, possibly crashing at Map Quadrant 27 East/5464, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): OFW Berthold Könitzer, Observer; Uffz Karl Dunke, R/O and Uffz Hans Dittemann, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
454 Eckardt, AlfonsFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88 Werk # 723 "S4 + LH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 2 August, 1941, failing to return from a mission at the Humber Estuary, having been shot down by two Spitfires of RAF No 129 Sq., 60 miles ESE of Flamborough Head. The two RAF pilots were Flt Lt R.R.McPherson and P/O D.O.Cunliffe. Remaining crew: Lt z.See Ernst Rupp, Observer (MIA), Ogefr Andreas Zanussi, wireless operator (KIA) and Fw Hans Braun, gunner (KIA). McPherson saw the crew in the sea with a dingy that was not inflated.
455 Ecke, GeorgOgefr11/JG-5 (11/44 Kirkenes), 10/JG-5 (2/45 Gossen)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13690 "Yellow 13" (lost in Swedish Lapland 11/15/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 782180 "Black 3" (lost 2/16/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Gossen on 16 February, 1945. He spent the remainder of the war in a hospital (Source: SIG Norway & F. Braun & R. Kull). Ecke and wingman Ogefr Hans Günther Heep were flying from Kirkenes to Banak in Norway on 15 November, 1944, when a combination of bad weather, engine trouble and a malfunction of the radio equipment prevented them from continuing their flight as they were about out of fuel. Both bailed successfully, Ecke landing near Kutjaure and Heep at Stordalen. They were reunited on 23 December, 1944. They met again in Norway in early 1945 (source: B.Widfeldt & F. Braun and R. Kull).
456 Eckert, FritzFw4/27/1911Hattendorf6/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2782 "A1 + JP" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 August, 1940 when his ac was attacked by fighters during a raid on Radlett, Hertfordshire. The Observer, Gefr Albert Klapp (WIA/POW) took over the controls and made a successful belly landing on a farm land near RAF Manston, Kent. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Georg Köhler, R/O (WIA/DOW 9/2/40); Fw Kurt Stockl, Flt Engr (POW) and Gefr Friedrich Glück, Gnr (WIA/POW). Eckert burid at Margate Cem, Sec 50, Gr 15034; Köhler buried at Ramsgate Cem, Sec MA, Gr 92 (D.Drury).
457 Eckleben, KurtOblt12/17/1919Magdeburg5/SG-10, Adj II/SG-10 (11/43)Fw 190A-5 (lost 11/25/43)Assault Operational ClaspKilled in a collision with Oblt Hans Erwin Busch 25 November, 1943, 35km W of Lwiw, Ulraine. He died after being unable to free himself from the wreckage. Oblt Busch survived; his ac cut in half (Carolyn Yeager/Willi Wenger online article & LOCS).
458 Eder, HansHptm7/19/19131Stab I/JG-4 (8/43)Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
A JG-4 report claims he bailed but was reported killed during aerial combat over Rome on 13 January, 1944. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
459 Eder, HansFwFFS C6Ju 52 Werk # 5265 (60% dam 11/25/40)Transport Operational ClaspHis Ju 52 reported damaged 25 November, 1940 making a failed landing at Lauterbach. Remaining crew: Flt Engr Uffz Gottfried Grasser; two students, Ogefr Max Müller and Gefr Helmut Rosenbaum. no injuries reported.
460 Egen, HansUffz7/KG-3 (S.U.), 6/KG-3Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3774 (90% dam 9/21/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Egen injured in a takeoff accident at Schatalowka 21 September, 1942, no mention of crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List).
461 Eggers,LtJG-54(Rostkau)Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pictured with Hans E. Bob.
462 Eggers, HansObltStfkpt 13 (Panzerjägerstaffel)/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.)Hs 129Assault Operational ClaspEggers commanded a special unit assigned to JG-51 to help relieve Soviet armored pressure in the Vyazma salient. They were trained at Deblin-Irena Poland for this task. NOTE: I believe this to be Leo, erroneously named "Hans" in LOCS.
463 Ehlers, HansMaj7/15/1914Kellinghusen Holstein55 2/JG-3, 3/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 6/JG-1 (6/42), 2/JG-1 (10/43 Deelen), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (4/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-1, Kdr I/JG-1 Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5708 (lost 6/30/41; Injured, hit obstruction), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0581 "Wht 20", Fw 190A-4 Wk# 530715, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530715 (lost 10/8/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170046 "Yellow 5" (dam 4/13/44 belly land after combat with B-17s), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739363 "White 20" (lost 12/27/44)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat in Wk# 739363 "White 20" with P-51s of 364FG while providing cover for Panzers in the Dinant-Rochefort area, over the Eifel Mountains. His "White 20" went down near Berresborn, west of Mayen.While in 2 Staffel, on 8 October, 1943, in A-6, Werk # 530715, He was wounded 8 October, 1943 when he collided with a B-17 from the 100th BG; bailed safely. His 1st & 2nd known victories, both Spitfires southeast of Valenciennes, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Calais on 26 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the London area on 5 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire northwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, his 6th victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1941. His Wk# 530715 crashed at Welsum Holland on 8 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His 35th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. Channel pilot. 23 bombers. Shot down 12 times. He was nominated for the EL. His 20th victory, a Spitfire southeast of Lamswaarde on 4 May, 1943, while in 6/JG-1. His 40th, a P-38 on 15 March, 1944, no location, while in 3/JG-1. His 50th, a B-24 S of Verden on 19 May, 1944.
464 Ehmann, HansLt24/JG-3Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 in the St Goar area on 2 December, 1944. His 2nd, a Lancaster at Bottrop-Recklinghausen on 12 December, 1944.
465 Ehren, Hans Joachim vonLt9/KG-53He 111H-6 & H-11
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/1/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
466 Ehrenmeister, HansGefr1Stab/SG-4 (10/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 20 October, 1944.
467 Ehrig, Hans JürgenOblt11.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 1/JG-77 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5105 "White 13" (lost 8/31/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940, shot down during aerial combat with a Hurricane, piloted by Flt/Lt Michael Robinson of RAF No. 601 Sq, (D.Drury) and belly landed at Gates Farm, High Halden while on an escort mission over Kent and Essex. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 north of Valenciennes, 18 May, 1940.
468 Eichleiter, HansObltStfkpt 9/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 2806 "S7 + AT" (lost 11/14/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 14 November, 1942 west of Bone due to enemy fighters. Ju 87 Loss List
469 Eichmann, Hans JoachimLt27/JG-2 (12/43)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 5 km NW Cormeilles on 30 December, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 at La Chätaigneraie on 5 March, 1944.
470 Eichmeier, HansFwNahaufklar.Gr. Fleischmann (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2418 "5H + CK" (lost 12/17/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 December, 1942 at Lutschessa-Tal, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
471 Einecke, HelmutLt10/8/1919 (?)1/KG-27 (8/40), 7/KG-27 (Orleans-Bricy) He 111P-2 Werk # Unk (lost 8/16/40), He 111P-2 Werk # 1419 "1G + CR" (lost 5/29/41) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 29 May, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by W/C C.H.Appleton, pilot bailed safely. Remaining crew: Obs Hans Georg Hartwich (or Hartig)(POW, bailed); R/O Uffz Hans Mühlhahn (POW, bailed) and Engr Gefr Konrad Baron (POW, bailed). The crash location was Buckley, Flintshire, Wales (D.Drury & W.Helmreich). Uninjured 16 August, 1940 when he was sd by a Beaufighter of No.615 Sq., and crashed SE of Bognor Regis (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Einicke.
472 Einwächter, HansMajStffüh II/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 2882 (lost 12/2/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 2 December, 1942 due to an enemy fighter attack, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
473 Eisen, HansLt6/17/192242/JG-2, Stffüh 4/JG-2 (1/45)Fw 190A, Fw 190D-9 Werk # Unk (dam 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 NE of Altenkirchen on 9 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-38 at Aachen on 12 October, 1944. A 3rd, a P-38 at Wesseling on 29 October, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 SW of Köln on 8 December, 1944. Retired Bundeswehr Brig. General. Deceased 10 December, 2002. Added: He participated in Operation Bodenplatte, returning from the mission with his damaged D-9, landing safely at Merzhausen (Manrho/Putz publ.).
474 Eisenberg, HansFw21/JG-54 (11/42 S.U.), 13/JG-26 (3/45)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10403 "White ?" (lost 1/14/43), Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RCAF No. 402 Sq., piloted by F/L H.J. Cowan, 35 km NE of Heilbronn. His first known Soviet victory, a Hurricane on 11 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 January, 1943. Shot down with wounds 14 January, 1943 near Wladimirsk. Alternate spelling: Einsenberg.
475 Eisenberger, HansUffz2/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 643726 "Black 17" (lost 3/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 March, 1944 during aerial combat over Hannover, no known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
476 Eisenrieth, Hans JoachimOfw4(F)/11Ju 88D-1 & D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
477 Eisinger, TheoOfhr12/31/1923Köslin2/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6762 "B3 + CK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7/8 July, 1944, when, during a mine laying operation in the Orne Estuary, he crashed into the sea northeast of Caen, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Malz, Observer (MIA); Uffz Edwin Scholz, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Ernst Duile, Gunner (MIA).
478 Eitle, Hans DieterOgefrRammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspParticipated in the Ramm-Attack against American bombers on 7 April, 1945.
479 Elend, Herbert Hans PeterLt10/30/1909Uberg (Aberg?)Stffüh II/SG-2Hs 123B-1 Werk # 2738 "White 4" (lost 12/5/44)EK 1 & 2, EP (6/19/44), Ground Assault Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944 when his ac was sd by AA fire i the vicinity of Csepel Island, Danube River, south of Budapest. The precise location, 3km from Marcali, west of the river. He is believed buried in the War Cem. at Böhönye, Hungary among the "unknowns" (D.Drury).
480 Ellendt, HansLt564/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14556 (lost 1/15/43; emergency landing, engine fault, Gigant), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 1362_ "White 2 + --" (lost 1/10/43; enemy fire, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20149 (lost 7/23/43; sd by Soviet Ace & F/Ldr Alex Pokryshkin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140261 "White 7 + -" (dam 12/28/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 December, 1943 during aerial combat, emergency landing, location not reported. (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List). Magnus Report, 64 victories. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 27 September, 1942, an Uffz at the time. A LaGG-3 on 17 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 25 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 December, 1942. A Yak-1 on 18 December, 1942. A Yak-1 and a LaGG-5 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 14 February, 1943. An R-5 on 6 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 25 June, 1943. An Il-5 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 September, 1943. A P-2 on 7 September, 1943. An Il-2 on 25 September, 1943. A Yak-1 on 7 October, 1943. A P-39 on 8 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 12 October, 1943. A P-39 on 5 November, 1943. Three Yak-1s on 14 November, 1943. Three P-39s on 19 November, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 November, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 30 November, 1943. Five Il-2s and a P-39 in the Eltigen area on 5 December, 1943. Two Il-2s in the Katerles-Jurakovareas on 8 December, 1943.
481 Ellerbrock, Hans HermannMajStfkpt 2/KGzbV-9 (5/40), Kdr KGzbV-9 (2/43), Kdr I/TG-3 (5/43), Kdr III/TG-3 (3/45)Ju 52/3m (lost 5/10/40)
Deutsches Kreuz-Gold(1/12/43)
EP(6/1/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
Crashed his Ju 52 at Delft Holland, 2 km north of Rotterdam-Den-Haag, on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: He was sd with wounds by ground fire on 10 May, 1940 as he was landing at Ypenburg. He quickly took off and landed on the highway to Den Haag, 2km N of Delft (LOCS). Vermeer list
482 Ellerlage, Hans JürgenOfhr2/17/19173(Stuka)/TrGr-186Ju 87B (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 May, 1940, crashing near Florenville, buried Noyers-Pont-Maugis, France, Block 8/122. Source: A. Rosseels.
483 Ellmers,Uffz21/JG-77 (4/43)Bf 109G (Trop) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, his 1st, a B-25 on 22 April, 1943 (This was on a supplimental list and may be "unconfirmed". This victory, a Spitfire 5 km west of Bir Mderga on 24 April, 1943, is also listed as his 1st! This may be Hans Wilhelm Ellmers, next record.
484 Ellmers, Hans WilhelmUffz21/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18082 "White 3" (lost 6/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 4 June, 1943 after aerial combat over Malta (Bf 109 Loss list). This may be the Ellers in JG-77.
485 Elser, Hans GeorgLt2/4/1923Eppingen1Sturmstaffel 1 (10/43), 3/JG-2 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960485 "Yellow 11" (lost 12/17/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 December, 1944 near St Vith by multiple P-47s while supporting the 6th Panzer Army in the Ardennes. One known victory, an Auster III NE of Villers-Bocage on 28 July, 1944.


Sturmstaffel 1: 2 Left Lt. Elser
486 Elsner, Hans KarlOfw44/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known Soviet victories, an I-16 and a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941. A 3rd, a SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. A 4th, an I-15 on 5 July, 1941. Magnus refers to him as Karl with 5+ victories. Another source suggest his given name is Rudolf (H.Breuer).
487 Emig, HansObstlt12/7/1902Wonsowo PosenStab Luftflotte 5 (4/40), 4 Erg/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (6/40), Kdr KG-806 (England & Russia)He 60, He 115, Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4284 "M7 + AB" (?) (lost 6/28/41)
RK(8/21/41 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 28 June, 1941 in Russia when his A-5 was blown up by its own 1000kg bomb during a low-level attack along the Stalin Canal on Lake Onega. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Helmut Rudolf, Obs; Ofw Heinz Bodensiek, R/O and Ofw Werner Hawlitschka, Gnr.. Early service in the DVL & Luft Tech Academy. Misc Staff positions until April, 1940. Source: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng and Ju 88 Loss List.
488 Emmerling, HansUffzWestfalenStabstaffel/JG-51, IV/JG-51 (2/45 Heiligenbeil, E.Prussia)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt 6/1997.
489 Enderle, Hans15/JG-4Bf 109G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1945 during aerial combat over Tilleda/Kyffhäuser. Jager Blatt 1/2003. This may be the Hans Enderle in JG-5 in May, 1942.
490 Enderle, HansUffzII/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10195 (lost 5/20/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10844 (lost 8/22/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 August, 1943; shot down with wounds during aerial combat southwest of Petsamo (Source: SIG Norway). His F-4 was written off as "Lost" during an operation on 28 May, 1942, location and cause unknown. He was reported to have returned unhurt after the incident.
491 Engel, Otto HansLt.1923Ludwigshafen41/JG-27, 11/JG-27 (4/44 Graz-Thalerhof)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 "Black 11" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down by bomber return fire in his G-6, with a shoulder injury on 24 April, 1944, after his 4th victory. He bailed safely, but was shot at in his chute by US bomber return fire. He managed to hold his failing chute together to land safely in a farmers meadow. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 S of Bad Ischl on 23 February, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 SE of Bad Ischl on 25 February, 1944. His 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) 60 km E of Zagreb on 12 April, 1944. His 4th, a P-51 on 24 April, 1944 over Hohenlinden (Jager Blatt 5/2004. pg.6). This may be the same Otto appearing in a bomber unit later in the war.
492 Engelbrecht, HansFw810/JG-2Bf 109G, Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 June, 1944. One known victory, a P-47 at Mantes-la-Ville on 9 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1943. A B-24 victory on 12 April, 1944, no location. A P-51 E of Orleans on 30 April, 1944. A 5th, a Auster III at Caen on 9 June, 1944. A double victory on 14 June, 1944; both P-51s , one at St. Pierre-sur-Dives, the other at Beaufour, SW of Lisieux. An 8th, a Spitfire in the Sees area (Invasion Front) on 23 June, 1944. Magnus.
493 Engelhaupt, HansFhjOfw11/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171153 "White 9" (lost 12/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Fürstenberg; bailed safely.One known victory, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944.
494 Engelke, HansOfwStab/JG-300Fw 190A-6 (lost 6/20/44 near Bonn/Hangelar)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
495 Engelke, HansFw6/KG-2 (France)Ju 188A "U5 + DP"Bomber Operational ClaspPrice, LW Bombers & Ju 88 Loss List
496 Engelmann, HansOblt2/NJG-1 (6/42 Twente) Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4619 "G9 + NK" (lost 6/6/42) Night Fighter Operational Clasp He and his crew KIC when his 110 crashed and burned at the Venlo Holland airfield the night of 5/6 June, 1942, cause unknown (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Both are buried at Ysselsteyn; Oblt Engelmann BN-2-41; R/O-Gnr Gefr H.Schaaf, BN-2-42 (SGLO).
497 Engeln, ErichUffz7/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750335 "2N + CR" (lost 6/10/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 10 June, 1944 after being hit by flak in the vicinity of the Normandy invasion front. The ac came down at Benouville, France. Remaining crew: Flg Hans Cox, Obs (MIA) and Uffz Otto Sommer, R/O (KIA, Bur. Ger. War Cem. at La Cambe, France, Blk 4, Row 7, Gr 279. Uffz Engeln is presumed KIA, although no grave is known (D.Drury).
498 Engels, HansFwI/TG-2Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
499 Engfer, HansFw31/JG-301Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 23 September, 1944, crashing near Solbke during a practice flight (Boiten). One known victory, his 1st, a Lancaster over northern France on 5 July, 1944. His 2nd, another Lancaster at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. His 3rd, another Lancaster, same day, SE of Troyes.
500 Ens, ErnstFw8/KG-55 (Villacoublay)He 111P-2 Werk # 1715 "G1 + MS" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspEns: (58246/237) KIA 8 October, 1940 after being shot down by ground fire, during a low-level attack on the Thorney Island airdrome, Sussex, exploding on impact and killing all onboard. The AC crashed at Stansted Park, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Ulrich Flügge (58246/212), Observer; Uffz Johannes Ehrensberger (58246/211), R/O, Uffz Ernst Herber (58246/214), Flt Engr and Gefr Hans Pawlik (58246/271), Gunner. Added: Ens is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Plot C, Row 3, Gr 18 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Herber (L) Pawlik (C) Flügge (R)1940-10-08

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