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401 Pietzschke, HorstUffz1/11/192312/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710611 "3C + LK" (lost 11/21/44) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 20/21 November, 1944, crashing on takeoff at the edge of Zellhausen airfield due to engine failure. Source: T. Boiten. Remaining crew (KIC): R/O Uffz Edmund Kött (7/1/1921); R/O 2 Ogefr Erich Noack (7/6/1923) and Flt Engr Uffz Günter Ellerbrock (8/22/1920)
402 Piotter, KurtOblt3/KG-100 (7/42), 2/KG-100 (7/42), 15/KG-6 (7/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-66 (6/44) He 111H-6, Do 217K-1 (75% dam 7/1/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, EP (5/18/42), Bomber Operational Clasp
Slighly injured in a crash 50 km ESE of Orleans due to engine failure on 1 July, 1943. Remaining crew: Fw Friedrich Jacobs, geb 9/6/1915, slightly insured, Obs; Uffz Kurt Dölker, geb 7/30/1921, injured, R/O; Ogrfr Horst Reis, geb 6/9/1921, KIA, R/O, and Uffz Heinz Dietrich, geb 7/24/1920, injured, Gunner. Source: B. Bines. DK-G Awards List . Added: He was injured 10 July 1942 when his ac collided with another ac over the Sea of Asov, no further detail (LOCS).
403 Pittschaft, HorstLt7/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2555 "V4 + ER (lost 5 /17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 May, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
404 Plehn, EberhardUffzLKS-7 Tulln-Langenlebarn AustriaBü 181 Werk # 0130 "TP + WP" (lost 10/22/42)Student Pilot ?KIFA 22 October, 1942 at Winkelsdorf (now Kouty nad Desnou, Cz. Rep.), when the inexperienced pilot, flying at low altitude in fog, crashed into a wooded valley. His observer, Uffz Horst Otto, was also killed. No known graves for either men (D.Drury).
405 Poggensee, ErwinUffz4/LG-1 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk "L1 + BM" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 15 August, 1940; shot down by Hurricanes piloted by F/O William Clyde and F/O Michael Doulton, of No 601 Sq.. The ac crashed neat Twyford, Winchester, Hampshire (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury). Added: Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Erwin Kusche, Obs; Uffz Horst Burkhardt, R/O and Uffz Rudolf Müller, Gnr (D.Drury).
406 Pokolm, FranzOfw3/6/19192/KG-66 (Montdidier) Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260160 "Z6 + IK" (lost 10/7/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 October, 1943 when his Ju 188 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast at Map Quad. 05 East/2342, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Johannes Grotz, geb 11/18/1914, MIA, Obs; Uffz Ladislaus Lajtos, geb 1/14/1918, MIA, R/O and Uffz Horst Walther, geb 1/2/1923, bur Ysselsteyn BC-9-219, KIA, Gunner. The body of Uffz Walther was found by a Dutch fishing boat on 10/29/43, and brought to Veere; initially buried at Vlissingen. Re-buried at Ysselsteyn 8 Jan., 1948 (DeSwart, Bines & Find-A-Grave by Fred)
407 Popall, HarryUffzFFS C14 (Kbely FP) He 111B-2 Werk # 1019 (dam 10/15/42) Wound Badge, Pilot Badge Injured 15 October, 1942 when, shortly after takeoff, at only 120 meters, the ac crashed in Prag-Stromovka due to the left engine malfunctioning. The Co-pilot, Fw Horst Kornhäusel (geb 6/4/22, Zwickau), died on the spot. Uffz Popall and his Mech, Uffz Matthias Traber escaped with minor injuries (F.Braun).
408 Porath, HorstUffz1/KG-55He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
409 Potreck, HorstOfhrStab III/JG-53 (9/44 reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163673 "Yellow 22 + I" (90% dam 9/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 8 September, 1944 in an emergency landing near Hockenheim due to a fuel shortage.
410 Prahl, ErnstUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88A-5 Werk # 880713 "S4 + GH" (lost 6/13/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 13 June, 1941; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission over the North Sea., circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Lt.z.See Horst Gothan, Obs; Gefr leopold Führer, R/O and Uffz Erich Klex, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
411 Prang, HorstUffz4/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144482 "3E + KM" (lost 3/27/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 27 March, 1943; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq., piloted by P/O Wood.
412 Prasse, RudolfLt10/10/1913Wekusta 2 He 111P-2 Werk # 5396 "TG + KA" (lost 9/23/40) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA 23 September, 1940; lost at sea, off Brest. Source: A.Rosseels. Added: While searching for the crew of an He 111H-3, piloted by Lt Horst Max Dümcke (ditched and rescued), Lt Prasses ac came under attack by three Blenheims of No. 236 Sq, piloted by P/O Aubrey Richard de Lisle Inniss, P/O Russell and Sgt Smith, and was shot down abt 400km west of Brest. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Reinhardt Hans, Obs (KIA); Uffz Max Mrochen, R/O (Rescued) and Uffz Franz Liebl (11/7/1917), Flt Engr (DOW, bur Mont-de-Huisnes Fr, Vault 1, Grave 86). Pilot Prasse & R/O Mrochen were rescued by a fishing boat and returned to France after being adrift in a dinghy for two days. (D.Drury)
413 Prätorius, HorstUffz3/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8212 "3Z + GL" (lost 4/17/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 17 April, 1941, possibly due to flak.
414 Preisser, HorstBomber unit (Italy)Do 217 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 15/16 September, 1943 when he was shot down by RAF night fighter between Salerno and Palermo. Source: Wings Palette-Pilots & DK-G Awards List.
415 Prenzel, HorstLt21/JG-301, Staffelfuhrer in 3/JG-301 (7/44)Bf 109G-6/U2/R6 Werk # 412951 "White 16" (lost 7/21/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 21 July, 1944, when he landed his G-6 intact, at 0240, at Manston airfield in Kent thinking it was a German airstrip. Five minutes later, another from his Staffel, Fw Gromill, did likewise, making a belly landing. Their mission had been to intercept Allied Night bombers. Two known victories, both Lancasters over northern France on 6 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Prentzel.
416 Prepens, HorstFw12/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A -5 Werk # 6252 "9K + GW" (lost 7/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 20 July, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 8335/25 Ost, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
417 Prüfner, HorstLt1/Ku.Fl.Gr.-906He 115B Werk # 2407 "8L + BH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 14 September, 1942; crashed in the Barents Sea, about 650 km north of Hammerfest, cause not given. Source: D. Stankey.
418 Quednau, HorstHptm3/6/1917Königsberg8/KG-27 (4/40), Stab III/KG-27 (7/42), Stfkpt */KG-27 (9/42), Stfkpt 12/KG-27 ( 8/43), Kdr I/KG-27 (6/44-10/44), Kdr I/KG(J)-27 (10/44-4/45)He 111P "1 G + DS" (dam 4/9/41), He 111H6 Werk # 7097 "1G + HS" (dam 7/23/42) & Bf 109G RK(9/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)
EP(6/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Distinguished himself in over 350 combat missions in the East. 400+ combat missions. Deceased 6 March, 1969 Mexico City (P. Bastin). Previously reported KIA 1 January, 1945.
419 Quietzsch, HorstUffz9/2/19226/JG-11 (Holland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410210 "Yellow 4" (lost 1/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 January, 1944, presumably during aerial combat, at Wenum-Weisel, north of Apeldoorn, His remains were buried in 2011 at Ysselsteyn Cemetery, Block TE, Grave 26. Source: Jaap Woortman & Georg Heete.
420 Raab, Hans JoachimOfhr7/JG-2 (Nidda)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational ClaspOpposed a large American bomber formation over Nidda-Ranstadt on 15 March, 1945. His close friend, Ofhr Ludwig Kessler, was killed during this encounter. Source: Horst Jeckel.
421 Radons, OttoFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Norderney)Do 18D-2 Werk # 0718 (or 718) "M2 + LK" (interned 9/13/39)UnkThe crew were interned at Fort bij Spijkerboor 13 September, 1939 after being attacked and damaged by a Dutch fighter, and made a force landing at sea. The ac was seized by the Dutch when their ac drifted ashore at Ameland in the West Frisian Islands, Friesland, Netherlands. Upon the German invasion of the Netherlands in May 1940, the crew were all transferred to England as POW's. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Horst Rust, Obs; Funkmaat Hans Zieschang, R/O and Uffz Otto Schenk, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
422 Raich, Alfons HorstOblt1/11/1917143/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 7/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.), JG-1, EJG-WestBf 109FEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 8 km SW of Meny on 12 May, 1942. His 9th, an "unidentified AC" on 27 May, 1942. His 10th, another "unidentified AC" on 3 June, 1942. His 11th, another unnamed Soviet AC on 28 June, 1942. His 12th, 13th & 14th victories were unnamed Soviet AC on 30 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 15 July, 1942. Deceased 30 March, 2001
423 Rammstetter, HorstUffzI/Sch.G-1Fw 190A-5/U3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
424 Reck, HorstLt7/JG-26 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5802 (or 5801) "White 8" (lost 5/30/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 May, 1943 in a tragic case of mis-identification by two Finnish I-153s. Shortly after engaging Soviet fighters, he and Günther Kelch were heading home when attacked by the Finnish W of Cape Ustje, near Insel Lavansaari. Kelch managed to escape, but no trace of Reck was ever found.
425 Reeh, HorstLt2/23/1920Gars/Horn5/JG-26 Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2754 (lost 8/4/41) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 4 August, 1941 by RAF No. 82 Sq. Blenheim return fire N of Morlaix, near Brest. Reeh crashed into the sea near the Ile de Batz.
426 Reh, HorstOfhr5/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 7254 (lost 4/8/41)Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 8 April, 1942 near the Isle of Batz, cause and pilot disposition unknown (absa3945).
427 Reicke, Hans WilliamHptm611/KG-40 (2/ZG-1) in 9/42, 14 KG-40 (1/43)Bf 109F (Escort for Fw 200) or Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, shared with Horst Hissbach, a Sunderland at Map Quadrant 14 West N/7512 on 1 September, 1942. Another victory, a Wellington on 1 November, 1942. Another, a Whitley on 30 November, 1942. A 4th, a Beaufighter on 30 January, 1943. A 5th and 6th, both Beaufighters shared with Heuer and Heicke on 30 January, 1943.
428 Reinicke, HorstOblt12/JG-77Bf 109E Werk # 2633 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 24 April, 1941 when he crashed his AC into the sea on a non-operational flight. It is speculated that he committed suicide (Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Blenheim 10 km W of Kristiansand on 18 April, 1941.
429 Retsch, HelmutUffz5/21/19203(F)/123Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550568 (lost 3/21/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 21 March, 1944 at Retaud, no further detail. Remaining crew (pos unk, all bur Mont de Huisnes): Oblt Klaus Groth (geb 2/18/1921), bur Vault 12, Grave 72; Fw Ernst Beyer (geb 9/13/1921), bur Vault 12, Grave 29 and Uffz Horst Ballewski (geb 6/4/1921), bur Vault 14, Grave 162. Pilot Uffz Retsch buried Vault 14, Grave 129 (absa3945).
430 Reuter, HorstFw215/JG-27 (6/41 S.U. & N. Africa)Bf 109E, Bf 109F4/Trop Werk # 7369 "Red 6 + -" (lost 5/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 27 May, 1942 after aerial combat with a P-40 of RAF No. 450 Sq., piloted by Sgt Shillabeer. His AC had been damaged earlier, and then he was jumped by Shillabeer. He bailed safely, but landed in the midst of a British tank column and was captured. One known Soviet victory, a Courier aircraft on 26 June, 1941. 20 victories in the Desert. One known victory, a Hurricane of RAF No. 33 Sq., piloted by either P/O Lush (POW) or Sgt Seamer (POW), over Sidi Omar on 28 September, 1941. Another British fighter over Bardia-Sollum on 12 November, 1941.
431 Richter, FriedrichHptm10/6/19102/Ku.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z-3 Werk # 3475 "7T + EK" (lost 10/11/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 11 October, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 611 while on a mission to Liverpool. Crashed into the Irish Sea, 50 miles SW of Holyhead. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Horst Felber, Obs (KIA); Gefr Walter Hoppmann, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Eugen Weber, Mech (MIA). Hptm Richter buried at Cannock Chase, 7/190. Felber and Hoppmann buried at Glencree Cem, graves 1 & 2. (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase


Glencree German Cemetery, Ireland
432 Richter, HorstUffz6/5/1921Neukirch1 I/JG-26 (joins 6/28/43), 3/JG-26 (10/43) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5807 "Yellow 9" (lost 10/14/43) EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze KIA 14 October, 1943 when his "Yellow 9" was hit by B-17 return fire at Geilenkirchen. He was able to bail out, but died shortly after reaching the ground, where he died in the Res. Lazarett at Geilenkirchen, buried Neukirch. Added: His one victory (6/14/43), number of missions (21) and hospitalization note were found on his German Personal Record Sheet submitted by Danny I.P. Keay, Conflict Archaeologist, Author "Roscoe Red Three is Missing" 5/2021.
433 Riedel, ErhardFw4/23/1914JGr- Süd (Orange- CaritatBf 109G-6 Werk # 140324 (lost 5/13/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 May, 1944; during combat he collided with a Mosquito MM256 of SAAF No.60 (PR), piloted by Lt Wentzel C,Joubert (KIA). Riedel crashed at a farmhouse near lEtang des Auknes. Buried Dagneux Cem. Oddly enough, another JGr Süd pilot, Fw Horst Rippert, is credited with the victory over the Mosquito.
434 Riemann, HorstHptm2Stab I/JG-51 (12/42) Group Communications OfficerBf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 2267 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 December, 1942 during aerial combat with Russian fighters north of Ssytschewka Russia. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 near Schatowo on 4 December, 1942.
435 Riemann, HorstUffzIV(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682962 (lost 2/18/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 February, 1945 due to enemy fire, location not reported.
436 Riepe, Ernst Horst?Fw59/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5039 "White 9" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 September, 1941 during aerial combat near Kolpino. Mombeek & Magnus. One known Soviet victory, his 1st, an SB-2 S of Vilna on 22 June, 1941. His 2nd & 3rd, both SB-2s S of Minsk on 27 June, 1941. A 4th, a DB-3 on 20 July, 1941. A 5th, a SB-3 on 10 August, 1941. Another source states the E-7 was "Yellow 11".
437 Riesen, Horst vonObstlt4/30/1911Berlin- SchönebergI/KG-30 (Westerland 10/39), Kdr II/KG-30, Kdr II/KG-1 (3/43), Kdr KG-1 (6/44 Königsberg)Ju 88 (dam 10/16/39) in KG-30, He 177(Hi-Alt bomber) in KG-1Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 was damaged by Spitfires of Nos. 602 & 603 Sqs. while attacking shipping in the Firth of Forth. von Riesen replaced Eberhard Roeger (KIA 7/3/41). Led KG-1 the highly successful mission of 87 He 177s against the rail center at Velikye-Luki, 300 miles west of Moscow.
438 Rinck, Horst GerhardUffz12/JG-11 (S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680716 (lost 7/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 July, 1944 in his A-8 after being hit by AA fire in the area of Wilna. Mombeek MIA List.
439 Ringel, HorstLt8/30/19204/KGzbV-104 (Romania)Ju 52 Werk # 6857 "G6 + GW" (lost 1/13/42)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 13 January, 1942 when he crashed in Odessa Bay, the cause being labeled "weather" Remaining crew (MIA): Obs Obstlt Axel Frhr von Jena; R/O Ofw Wilhelm Möller; Engr Ofw Alfred Volkmann; 2 Engr Ofw Johann Wichert; and passengers, Uffz Emil Krebs, Ogefr Karl Kroh, Hptm Karl Mack and one with last name Zink.
440 Rippert, HorstFw5/24/1922284/JGr Süd (Italy 3/44), 6/Kdo JGr Süd (5/44), 3/JGr-200 (6/44), 13/JG-27 (11/44), 5/JG-27 (4/45)Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
10 bombers. One known victory, as an Ogefr in JGr Süd, a B-17 120 km S of Toulon on 7 March, 1944. another, a B-24 40 km S of Toulon on 11 March, 1944. A B-26 near Charleville on 7 May, 1944. A Mosquito MM256 over southern France on 13 May, 1944. A B-24 at Draguignan on 25 May, 1944. Another B-24 on 26 May, 1944 a S of Cape Cameret Fr.. A B-24 (HSS) at Marseille on 25 June, 1944. A P-51 S of Marseille on 5 July, 1944. A B-24 SW of Marseille on 24 July, 1944. In 2008, Rippert told a French daily newspaper, "Le Provence", that he had been the pilot who shot down French poet and editor, Antoine de Saint Exupery, a USAAF volunteer. The poet was on a recon flight in a P-38 over the Med, in the Marseille area in July, 1944. A Spitfire NE of Hyeres on 12 August, 1944. A P-51 in the Halle area on 2 November, 1944. His 21st, a B-26 SW of Münster on 22 February, 1945. His 22nd, a Typhoon NE of Düsseldorf on 24 February, 1945. His 23rd & 24th, two Yak-3s 10 km W of Nauen on 25 April, 1945. His 25th, a Yak-9 on 26 April, 1945. His 26th, an Il-2 on 27 April, 1945. Nos. 27 & 28, both Spitfires on 4/30/45. His late war wingman was Herbert Knobbe. Deceased 19 April, 2013 (P. Bastin).
441 Röbling, HorstMajKdr II/KG-100 (12/41-10/42)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
442 Roeder, HorstFhrI/NAGr-4 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462784 (lost 2/23/45)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 23 February, 1945 after aerial combat in the Neuenburg area.
443 Roestel, Horst Flgr1/19/192113/JG-3Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681871 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 September, 1944, cause and location unknown. Jager Blatt 6/2001.
444 Rolly, HorstOfw176/JG-5 (3/43 S.U.; 12/43 Finland), JG-400Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yellow 8", Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13928 "Yellow 2" (lost 3/13/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20120 (90% dam 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15795 (90% dam 12/8/43; WIA, flak near Nowinki), Me 163
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 2 November, 1944 during takeoff from the airfield at Brandis. Shot down with wounds at Liza by Soviet fighters on 13 March, 1943 (Source: SIG Norway). Injured in a non-operational landing accident, colliding with Uffz Helmut Munedorf in Wk# 20119, at Rovaniemi Norway airfield on 17 August, 1943. Served as Weissenbergers wingman. One of his first known victories, a Soviet Typhoon on 8 June, 1943. Two I-153s S of the Louchi I airfield on 9 August, 1943. A Soviet Boston on 6 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 September, 1943. A P-39 on 23 September, 1943. Two Hurricanes on 24 September, 1943. An R-5 near Nevel on 8 December, 1943. Two P-40s on 15 December, 1943. Two Il-2s on 15 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 15 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 February, 1944. A LaGG-3 on 24 February, 1944. Magnus, 36 victories.
445 Römer, HorstUffz4/JG-102 Rammtrager Unit 4/45Bf 109G & KFighter Operational ClaspSurvived the war.Source: Arno Rose.
446 Rosenberg, HorstHptmStfkpt 6/KG(J)-54 (5/45)Me 262A/1aFighter Operational ClaspLuftArchiv.de
447 Rosenfeldt, HorstOblt5/KG-77 (Med) Ju 88A-5 (dam in a 1941 trng accident), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0883641 "3Z + KN" (lost 4/19/42) Bomber Operational Clasp POW (in Canada) with R/O Ogefr Rudolf Krizek 19 April, 1942; shot down by flak at La Valetta Malta; Remaining crew (KIA); Ogefr Willi Feige, Obs and Ogefr Josef Bauer, Gnr (Ju 88 Loss List & 12 Oclock Forum). Per a relative of the pilot, Rosenfeldt was able to bail thru the front bubble which had been destroyed. Oblt Rosenfeldt deceased in 2002. Added: Of the two deceased, Ogefr's Feige and Bauer, only Ogefr Bauer is listed in the VDK. His remains were transferred from Malta to the Cagliari (St Michele) Communal Cem., Sardinia, Blk 1, Gr 166 (D.Drury).
448 Rossler,Ofw33/JG-53 (Bizerta)Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 3rd, a B-25 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 8867 on 20 March, 1943. I believe this may be Fw Horst Rössler.
449 Rössler, HorstFw22/JG-53 (10/42 Med), 3/JG-53 (12/42 Tunisia)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10612 (lost 10/27/42; crashed off Comiso, cause unknown, pilot OK), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14508 "Yellow 3" (12/12/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 December, 1942 during a reconnaissance mission over La Galite Island. One known victory, his first, a Boston (Bisley ?)13 km southwest of Mateur on 4 December, 1942. His 2nd victory, a P-38 25 km west of Mateur on 5 December, 1942. I believe this to be the Ofw Rossler since the OKL Claims indicated his "3rd victory on 20 March, 1943". This suggests that he returned after being MIA in December, 1942.
450 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).
451 Rugenstein, HorstLt5/StG-2 (S.U.) Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2195 "T6 + CO" (or CD or GO)(lost 4/15/42) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 15 April, 1942; crashed near Pogostoje after being hit by flak (Ju 87 Loss List). Added: The crash location is Pogostye, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The unnamed R/O was Uffz Paul Rupprecht (or Rurprecht), no positive VDK burial information (D.Drury). Note: Three diff sources; three diff ac codes!
452 Runte, GerhardOfhrStab/NJG-1Bf 110 (?)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA the night of 5-6 January, 1945 when he was shot down during aerial combat a few kilometers NW of Bernau. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz Karl Heinz Cwick and Uffz Horst Uhlmann. Jager Blatt 4/2002.
453 Ruprecht, HorstFhjFwAufkl.Gr. unitJu 188E, Me 410A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
454 Sabith, FranzLt7/5/1920Klagenfurt7/KG-26 He 111H-5 Werk # 3624 "1H + FR" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 22 June, 1941 when his ac crashed into Brighstone Bay, on the SW coast of the Isle of Wight, during a raid on Southampton, cause not reported. Two bodies were later washed ashore, and buried at CC/7/10. Remaining crew: Fw Hermann Lange, Obs 1 (KIA, bur Gr 240); Oblt Richard Schmid, Obs 2 (KIA, bur Gr 253); Uffz Gerhard Seumny, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Horst Reichmann, Flt Engr (MIA) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
455 Sack, HorstUffz68/JG-54 (5/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 411402 "Black 2" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 February, 1944 over Weingarten/Eisenach. One known victory, a B-17 over northern Germany on 15 May, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 35 km E of Kiel on 13 June, 1943. A 3rd, another B-17 N of Haguenau on 14 October, 1943. A 4th, a P-47 in the Bremen area on 20 December, 1943. A 5th, a P-47 NW of Bersenbrück on 22 December, 1943. A 6th, a B-17 on 20 February, 1944.
456 Salewski, HorstUffz14/JG-300Bf 109G-14 (lost 11/27/44 at Schallpanshausen/Harz)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
457 Samenfeld, HorstUffz1/1/19223/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk# 643994 "Yellow 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 February, 1944 opposing American bombers in the area of Minden/Osnabrück. No known grave.
458 Sandgathe, LeoOblt10/24/19161/Kü.Fl.Gr.-806 (Atlantic)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4289 "M7 + GH" (lost 6/1/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA over Llandudno, Wales 1 June, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter (Ju 88 Loss List). Sandgathe buried Cannock Chase, Block 7, Row 8, Grave 197. Remaining crew: Uffz Willibrord Freitag, Obs (KIA, bur CC Block 7, Row 8, Gr 196); Ogefr Horst Littfinski, R/O (MIA) and Fw Alois Knof, Gnr (MIA). (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
459 Sandkuhl, HorstFhjUffz10/21/1925Stab I/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk# 512390 "<1 +" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 December, 1944; Combat over Westfalen with a P-38 and a P-47, crashed near Luxemburg. Mombeek MIA List.
460 Sanzenbacher, HorstUffz2/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)7175 "Black ?" (lost 5/30/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded on the ground 30 May, 1943, his AC burned at Nikolskoje. One can assume that since the AC was totally destroyed, he must have been taking part in a "scramble" and was hit before he could takeoff.
461 Sauer, HorstGefr3/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk# 511971 (lost 3/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 March, 1945; AA fire, crashed near Hermkirch. Mombeek MIA List.
462 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.
463 Schairer, Karl HeinzFhjFw2/24/1920Stuttgart7/KG-40Fw 200C (lost 2/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1944 after being attacked by Mosquitos, while on a mission, crashing at Map Quadrant 24 West/7518. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjFw Horst Groschek, geb 12/5/1921, K.Obs; Uffz Werner Desor, geb 10/16/1921, K.Obs; Uffz Johann Henning Jansen, geb 4/26/1919, R/O 1; Flg Hans Zdolsek, geb 5/12/1920, R/O 2; Uffz Franz Österreich, geb 9/20/1922, Wart; Uffz Horst Linde, geb 7/18/1920, Gunner and Ogefr Gerhard Röthig, geb 12/21/1919, Gunner. In addition, their were two additional ROs who survived with injuries. Source: B.Bines.
464 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.
465 Schaufuss, HorstOfwII/KG(J)-55 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165836 (lost 2/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 February, 1945 at Plattling, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
466 Scheda, HorstOgefr5/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2305 "L1 + EN" (lost 1/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew at Tobruk 16 January, 1943; probably due to an enemy fighter attack, two other crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
467 Scheibel, HorstHptmStfkpt 2/NAGr-2 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15506 (lost 11/2/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 2 November, 1943 west of the Magara airfield, no cause reported.
468 Scheidig, AlbertLt3/3/1915Weitramsdorf1(F)/122 (11/41-4/42)Ju 88A, Ju 88D-1 (Trop) Werk # 430140 "F6 + MH" (lost 11/6/42) RK(4/16/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)
EP(3/3/41)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Claspin Gold w/pendant (10/5/42)
MIA with his Observer Hptm Kurt Junghans and two other unnamed crew, 6 November, 1942, after running out of fuel and making an emergency landing at San Javier, Murcia, Spain, returned later (DK-G Awards List, Wiki Luft data , Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury). Deceased 10 August, 2002 Hamburg (P. Bastin). Added: The two remaining crew: Fw Hans Uffing (or Ueffing, KIA 2/21/43, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 7, Gr 134), R/O and Uffz Horst Wunderlich (SGM, Incidents in Spain).
469 Schellack, HorstOfhr51/NAGr-5 (10/42 to 11/44)Fw 189A, Hs 126 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 29 March, 1944. His 2nd, a Soviet U-2 on 29 April, 1944. Nos.3 & 4, both Fesselballoons in the Tschelemonscha-Sarnordiev area on 27 May, 1944. A 5th, a U-2 on 8 July, 1944. Flugbuch. Alternate spelling: Schellak.
470 Scherber, Horst Uffz7/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19518 "Yellow 14" (lost 7/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire S of Catania/Augusta. Mombeek.
471 Scheunert, WernerUffz2/NJG-7 (9/44), 11/NJG-2 (1/45)Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk "D9 + PK" (in NJG-7), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620430 "4R + PV" (lost 1/1/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945 during aerial combat with an Allied night fighter by Kirsel/Zanten. Remaining crew(WIA): Ogefr Horst Berkner (or Bergner). Scheunert buried in the Soldier Cemetery in Uedem. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
472 Schilbach, HorstUffz2/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15970 "Black 14" (lost 8/31/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 31 August, 1943 at Makejewka during a work test flight, no cause reported.
473 Schiller, HorstMaj9/6/1917BerlinI/StG-160, I/StG-1, Adj I/StG-3, Stfkpt in I/StG-3, Kdr I/StG-3 (6/43 S.U.)Hs 123 in I/StG-160, Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1070 "S7 + AB" (lost 6/2/43) RK(6/9/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 2 June, 1943 when his AC was shot down by flak 3 km north west of Krymskaya, burning on impact. A successful bail out by the crew was seen, but they never reappeared. 466 missions destroying a destroyer, 2 supply ships 17 tanks, one armored train and one coastal battery. Participated in the Sept. 1939 campaign against Poland with Dilley.
474 Schimansky, HorstFw5/LG-1 (Reich Def)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3538 "L1 + FN" (lost 1/22/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 22 January, 1945 during a mine-laying operation, when he was attacked by Mosquitos of RAF No. 409 Sq. and/or the 105th AA Brigade. His Ju 88 crashed at Scheldemonding Holland, along with two others this night. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erich Zymowski, Obs; Uffz Peter Willekes, R/O and Uffz Walter Mahlmann, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory) Alternate spelling: Schimanski
475 Schirmer, HorstFw2/28/1920Nauendorf1Stab III/NJG-3, 9/NJG-3 (12/42 Reich Def)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2425 "D5 + AT" (lost 12/3/42) EK 2
Class "C" Glider Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 3 December, 1942 during a non-operational flight; his 110 crashed 300 meters north of Giessen-Sand Germany, cause unknown. He was able to bail, but his parachute failed to open. His R/O-Gunner, Oblt Albert Westhelle was also killed.
476 Schlemm, AlwinUffz10/27/1921Hammenstedt4/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142570 "4D + OL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Believed shot down by an RAF Night Fighter off the Dorset coast and probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Gerhard Klinger, Observer; Gefr Horst Steinmetz, R/O and Uffz Franz Rametsheiner, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
477 Schlick, HorstLt321/JG-77 (1/42 S.U.; 11/42 Africa; 9/43 Med), 4/JG-77 (11/44 Reich Def), JG-7 (4/45)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6389 "White 4" (40% combat dam, crash land 3/17/42, Ufer des Donez), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Trop Werk # 10533 "White 3" (lost 11/4/42; dam & abandoned to Brits, eng dam by RCAF ftr, piloted by F/O N.E. Gilboe, No.260 Sq.), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18744 (lost 9/9/43, flak, pilot OK), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512382 "Blue 3" (believed lost late Fall 1944) in 4/JG-77, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
480 combat missions. A Soviet victory, an R-5 on 15 March, 1942. His 3rd victory was a Spitfire V over Malta on 8 July, 1942. Another Spitfire V, his 4th, was downed over Malta on 22 July. His 5th, a Hurricane over Malta on 12 August, 1942. His 9th, a P-40 over Malta on 2 November, 1942. His 14th, a P-40E on 14 January, 1943. His 15, a P-38 on 28 January, 1943. His 18th & 19th victories were two P-40s in the Desert on 26 February, 1943. His 21st, a Spitfire on 4 May, 1943. His 22nd, a P-40 on 5 May, 1943. His 30th, a P-51 2 km SE of Guardea Italy, NE of Viterbo, on 18 April, 1944. His 31st, a P-47 in the Aachen area on 12 October, 1944. His 32nd, a P-38 at Bande/Ardennes on 24 December, 1944. Werk # 6389 was Clausens old AC.
478 Schliepen, HorstUffz8/JG-54 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 18872 "Black 5" (20% dam (another source 100%)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 20 December, 1943 over the Wittmundhafen/Grabow airfield, his AC sustaining 20% damage.
479 Schlipke, HorstUffz29/JG-54 (5/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170952 "GV+DY" "Black 2" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 7 July, 1944 over Lisieux. One known victory, a B-17 at Pritzwalk on 24 May, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 At Caen on 10 June, 1944.
480 Schlüter, HorstUffz8/JG-53 (Med)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10281 "Black 2 + I" (lost 6/30/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 June, 1942; flew into the ground at Malemes (Bf 109 Loss List).
481 Schmack, Horst HennigHptm2/10/1909AllensteinStfkpt 4/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/8/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1940; sd while attacking shipping and crashed at sea S of the Isle of Wight. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Rudolf Wuttke, also MIA, no known graves (D.Drury).
482 Schmidt-Henning, Hans HorstFw33/JG-300 (6/44)Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/15/44 near Mannheim/Seckenheim) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Mannheim/Seckenheim (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a P-51 on 29 June, 1944, no location (around Leipzig). A 2nd, a P-51 over Switzerland on 13 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) E of Sommerda on 29 July, 1944.
483 Schmidt, HansFw1/22/1897Luftdienstkdo 61He 111E Werk # 1315 (90% dam 11/16/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 16 November, 1940 while attempting a force landing at Paris-Le-Bourget airfield, France. Remaining crew (deceased buried German War Cem., Champigny-St.Andre): Gefr Erich Otekal, R/O (Inj); Gefr Horst Marschall, Flt Engr (bur Blk 6, Row 19, Gr 1616) and Gefr Heinrich Nisse, Mech (bur Blk 3, Gr 1892). FW Schmidt bur Blk 5, Gr 112 (D.Drury).
484 Schmidt, HorstUffz3/JG-27Bf 109G or K "Yellow 8" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 April, 1945 in the Göttingen/Muhlhausen area, reason unknown. Mombeek.
485 Schmidt, HorstUffz10/NJG-6 (Kitzingen)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730428 "2Z + CU" (lost 1/14/45)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 January, 1945; injured when his ac collided with a Lancaster LM714, crashing at Sterbfritz. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Uffz Anton Fries (8/1/1923) and Gnr Uffz Julius Morhardt (8/28/1922). Both buried at Schlüchtern.
486 Schneider,Fw56/JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 11 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 E of Mosbach on 14 October, 1943. His 3rd, a P-38 on 13 November, 1943. His 4th, a P-47 S of Oudenaarde on 1 December, 1943. His 5th, a P-38 in the Bremen area on 20 December, 1943. This could be the Horst Schneider of 4/JG-11 or Otto with 5 victories, KIA 21 Feb., 1944 Magnus..
487 Schneider, HorstUffz4/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163858 "White 9" (lost 6/14/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 June, 1944 in aerial combat, location unknown. Mombeek MIA List. Most likely over the Normandy Invasion Front..
488 Schneider, HorstUffz2II/JG-1 (4/JG-11 Reich Def, per 109 Loss List)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161303 "White 11" (lost 2/10/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Klecken, Kreis Harburg. His actual combat may have been a few days earlier, but died of severe wounds on 5 August. WIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat in the Rheine area (109 Loss List). His two victories were reporedly prior to the Normandy invasion. Jager Blatt 5/2001.
489 Schnuchel, HorstHptm4/StG-77, Stfkpt 5/SG-103 (11/43), Kdr II/SG-103 (3/44), Kdr III/SG-3 (2/45)Ar 96, Fw 190F & G, & Ju 87D or G in SG-103, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586666 (lost 3/6/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1945 by flak, south of Lieblidiene. Signed Lt Klaus Peters documents and surname spelled Schnüchel (Kevin Huckfield).
490 Schöbl, HorstUffzEins.Gr. Erg/JG-1, 8/JG-26 (9/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530410 (lost 9/4/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739271 "Red 57" (lost 2/1/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 February, 1945 in the Küstrin area, cause unknown. This Werk # was also reported lost three days later, piloted by an Uffz Heinssens; obviously one is incorrect, most likely that of Heinssens. WIA 4 September, 1943 in his A-6 during aerial combat near Kortryk (Roubaix); sd by RCAF fighter, piloted by S/L F.E. Grant of No. 403 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
491 Schöhl, Horst-GüntherUffz28/JG-26 (5/43)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 530440 "Black 3" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 July 1943 on the ground by a marauding Boston bomber gunner. WIA 4 September, 1943 in his "Black 3" by a Spitfire of RAF No. 403 Sq. at Rollegem, S of Courtrai. One known "unconfirmed" victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 65 Sq. into the Channel 20 km N of Dunkirk on 13 June, 1943. A 2nd victory, a Spitfire 5 km N of Dunkirk on 27 August, 1943. Also spelled Schoehl.
492 Scholz, ArnoOfw1/8/1920Cronz3/KG-100He 177A-3 Werk # 332195 "5J + AL" (lost 2/25/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 25 February, 1944; shot down by American fighters 12 km NW of St Trond while onn a transfer flight. Remaining crew (WIA): Ofw Walter Helbig, geb 8/5/1912, K.Obs; Ogefr Kurt Ruick, geb 12/3/1921, R/O and Uffz Horst Moche, geb 10/4/1919, Wart. Source: B.Bines.
493 Schöne, HorstUffz10/14/1923Dessau-Anhalt23/JG-3 (Paderborn)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk# 782380 "Yellow 9" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945; sd by British AA fire, crashed at Eindhoven airfield. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, a Lancaster at Bottrop-Recklinghausen on 12 December, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 at Düren on 17 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Schone (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Unconfirmed burial, "body in the state of dissolution, wrapped in a blanket", Ysselsteyn Plot Z, Row 6, Gr 137 believed as "Unknown" (Kelvin Youngs & Fred, Find-a-Grave).
494 Schönfelder, HorstUffz3/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512376 "Yellow 17" (lost 11/27/44)KIC 27 November, 1944; crashed west of Henningsdorf, near Berlin, during a training mission, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
495 Schopis, HorstLt9/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-3 Werk # 3178 "1H + CT" (lost, 4/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspAfter a bomb attack on 27 April, 1940 on the British cruiser "Flamingo", he was attacked by three Skuas of No 800 Sq. off the carrier "Ark Royal". The pilot credited with the victory, Capt Richard T. Partridge, Cmdr 800 Sq., (Gunner Lt Robt. S. Bostock) who made a force landing after the engagement. The He 111 force landed beside Lake Heilstuguvatnet. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Heinz Strunk (accidentally shot by a Danish soldier); Uffz Hans Hauck (KIA) and Uffz Josef Auchtor (WIA). Pilot disposition not reported. Added: The story of the two crews survival efforts were the subject of a German film "Into the White". Both crews sought shelter overnight in a shepherd's hut. Fw Strunk was shot by a Norwegian patrol before his situation could be determined. Lt Schopis survived the war. The deceased German crew were buried in the War Cem., Trondheim-Havstein; Fw Strunk, Obs, Row 22, Gr 38; Uffz Hauck, R/O, Row 28, Gr 33. Both Lt Schopis and Uffz Auchtor were taken prisoner (D.Drury).
496 Schröder, HorstOblt10/7/192211Stfkpt 6/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8, Fw 190G-8 Werk # 588036 (lost 1/24/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 24 January, 1945 during a force landing southwest of Schönlanke, cause not given. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 NW of Birsen on 6 August, 1944. Nos. 2 & 3, both P-39s S of Jelgava on 20 August, 1944. A 4th, a LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-9 on 26 August, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, both P-39s on 14 September, 1944. An 8th, a P-39 on 15 September, 1944. A 9th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 October, 1944. A 10th, a Yak-3 on 6 October, 1944. An 11th, a P-39 on 22 October, 1944.
497 Schubert, HorstOgefr6/11/1923BerlinFFS A/B 9 (Grotkau/Oberschliesen)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-14, Bf 109KFighter Operational Clasp in BronzeShot down and severely wounded on his first mission in the Autumn of 1944, he spent 7 months in the hospital. Jager Blatt 5/2003.
498 Schulenburg, HorstUffz6/JG-54JuW 34Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 April, 1944 in this Courier AC, location unknown.
499 Schulz, GerhardOblt10/11/1914KFS-3He 111H-2 Werk # 5657 (lost 6/3/41)Pilot BadgeKIC at Trailhöfle 3 June, 1941; struck a ground obstruction, buried Freiburg i. breisgau. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Willi Dientel (Inj) and Engr Uffz Horst Dörnhofer (KIC).
500 Schulze, HelmutUffz4/KG-2 Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260364 "U5 + CM" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 14 February, 1944 after crashing by Vohren bei Warendorf due to engine damage. Remaining crew: Uffz Horst Riedel, Observer (KIA); Ofw Johannes Wolf, R/O (KIA); Ogefr Johannes Ludwig, Gunner (KIA) and Uffz Herbert Knispel, Gunner (KIA). No VDK burial matches. Jager Blatt 2/2004 & D.Drury 2/2022.

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