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401 Tange, OttoOblt9/22/1915Hochdonn Holstein685/JG-51 (8/40), Stab/JG-51 (2/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-4 "Red 7" (7/40 Marquise), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8120 "Black 3" (5/42 Bryansk), Fw 190A-6 Wk# 550163 "Black 4" (lost 7/30/43) RK(3/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/22/41)
EP(9/1/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 July, 1943 when his "Black 4" was hit by AA guns and crashed and burned into a Russian village. 426 combat missions. His first victory, a Spitfire east of Ramsgate, NW of Dover, on 10 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of Clacton on 15 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 12 km W of LeTouquet on 5 March, 1941. His first known Soviet victories, a DB-3 and two Martin B-26s on 25 June, 1941. A Pe 2 on 13 July, 1941. An I-61 on 30 August, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 4 October, 1941; an I-18 and a DB-3. An I-18 on 2 December, 1941. A Yak-1 on 16 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 August, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 29 August, 1942. Two Il-2s and a MiG-3 on 14 September, 1942. At least 3 victories in the West. One known, his 1st victory, a Spitfire E of Ramsgate on 10 July, 1940. A Spitfire 12 km west of Le Touquet, 5 March, 1941. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Photo
402 Tegethoff, BernhardUffz4/4/19206/NJG-1 (12/44 Düsseldorf) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730354 "G9 + IP" (lost 12/18/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA the night of 17/18 December, 1944. His G-4 crashed at Elsloo (Lage bos Elsloo) Holland after being hit by AA fire of the 108th Haa Regt.. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Heinrich Becker (2/9/25) and Ogefr Kurt Behrendton (12/26/23). All were buried in a field grave next to the crashed ac. Reburied in Ysselsteyn in March 1949, all three in T-12-299 (DeSwart & Find-a Grave by Fred)
403 Teich, MartinWekusta-1 (2/37 to 10/44) (Weather Unit)Ju 88D-5Observer Operational ClaspFlugbuch.
404 Thiele, MartinUffz19/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163344 "Yellow 2 + I" (lost 4/23/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 April, 1944 during aerial combat with enemy fighters 2km west of Lake Bolsena. Bf 109 Loss List. His one known victory, a B-24 sd on 24 March, 1944, 20km west of Cassino (J.Schadskaje).
405 Thieme, HilmarUffz9/25/1923BerlinII/EJG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732178 (lost 2/3/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 3 February, 1945, hitting an obstruction northwest of Werneuchen. Buried Neuen Friedhof, Werneuchen. Birth and burial information, Martin Kuban.
406 Tholen, HeinzLt4/KG-3 (Deurne)Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3304 (lost 11/3/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 3 November, 1940 when his Do 17 crashed at Heer Arendskerke, cause unknown. Buried Ysselsteyn, Block BC/3/60. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Hengvoss(KIA), Ogefr Kurt Hyttner WIA and Ogefr Martin Güls (WIA). (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). Added: Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the Wk# as 3904.
407 Traber, MartinOblt12/26/19221/KG-66Ju 88S-3 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 April, 1945; failed to return from a mission in the Diepholz area. No crew mentioned. Source: B.Bines.
408 Tremel, MartinUffzErg/StG-77Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5444 "DK + RS" (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 April, 1943; crashed during a practice bombing run at Godorochowka, Ukraine, pulling out too late and hitting the ground. His R/O-Gunner, Uffz Hugo Mayer, was also killed. Originally buried in Nikolajew Russia, the Soviets later destroyed the cemetery, so his resting place is unknown
409 Trinkle, AdolfOgefr9/30/1913Stuttgart-Canstatt2/KG-30Ju 88A-2 "4D + C?" (lost 5/15/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 1 December, 1942, Welikije-Luki Russia, no further detail, no known grave. WIA 15 May, 1940 while attacking two British destroyers, HMS Valentine and HMS Whitley on the river Westerschelde, off Terneuzen. HMS Valentine took a hit in the engine room and grounded in the river. Return fire from the Whitley brought down the Ju 88 which ditched in the river 5 km west, in the vicinity of Sea Arm Braakman, by Vlissingen. Although wounded, including a broken leg, Trinkle survived the crash and was picked up by a tugboat and taken to Flushing. He was taken to Vlissingen by a Bv-36, where he was hospitalized until 1 June, 1940, and then sent to Antwerp. Remaining crew (KIA, all buried Ysselsteyn): Uffz Ludwig Wengert, geb 12/17/1914, buried BB 7/165; Ofw Josef Wunder, geb 5/1/1919, buried BA 4/99 and Uffz Martin Stampfer, geb 4/10/1918, buried BC 3/58. (DeSwart & Geensen) Alternate spelling: Trinkl. Another source, Wings to Victory, suggests that Uffz Ludwig Wengert was the pilot, Trinkle the Gunner. Due to the confusion, I am carrying Wengert as a pilot, and leaving the Trinkle data, as is, to be resolved at a later date.
410 Trümpelmann, MartinOblt1/JG-27Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a British fighter; crashed into the sea off the Isle of Wight. Source: D. Stankey.
411 Tschirsch, MartinLt8/27/192376/NJG-2, 5/NJG-2 Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620543 "4R + DN" (lost 2/21/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with one other unnamed crew 21 February, 1945; attacked by an intruder at Anröchte, 20km south of Lippstadt, one other crew WIA (Boiten & Ju 88 Loss List)). Buried Lippstadt, Gr.61 (Rosseels). Two known victories, both "4 mots" on 8 June, 1944; one W of Paris, the other NE of Paris. A "4 mot" N of Beauvais on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" on 25 June, 1944 over the Normandy Front. Three "4 mots"; two at St Leu and one in the Gisors area, on 8 July, 1944. Magnus, 11 victories. Boiten 12 victories. Alternate spelling: Tschiersch
412 Tuchscherer, MartinUffz3/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550402 "F1 + CL" (lost 10/21/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with one other unnamed crew at Neapel 21 October, 1943, cause unknown, two other crew returned (Ju 88 Loss list).
413 Ulbrich, MartinFw3511/JG-51 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 26 April, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. A Yak-9 SE of Vassiliyevko on 30 September, 1943. An Re-2 SW of Verijewka on 2 October, 1943. A Pe-2 E of Kischenki on 3 October, 1943. An Il-2 at Osolochino on 7 October, 1943. A Pe-2 SE of Tscherwoka-Kamenka on 29 October, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 7 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 25 April, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 May, 1944. A Yak-9 on 28 May, 1944. A Boston III on 21 July, 1944. A Boston III on 22 July, 1944. A P-39 on 24 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 31 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 2 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 7 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s and two Il-2s on 9 August, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 17 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 24 August, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 1 September, 1944. An Il-2 on 4 September, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 24 October, 1944. Magnus, 35 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 33 victories.
414 Ullmann, MartinFw42/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Three known victories, all "4 mots" on 7 June, 1944; over the invasion front, no locations given. A 4th, a "4 mot" SE of Stuttgart on 29 July, 1944. Boiten; 5 victories and alternate spelling: Uhlmann.
415 Ullmann, MartinUffz9/JG-5, 12/JG-5 (4/44 Norway)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14675 (lost), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14700Fighter Operational ClaspEmergency landing 5 May, 1944 in Wk# 14700 at Forus. No mention of injures or AC damage. Landing accident 8 April, 1944 at Kopervik, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Ulmann.
416 Ullrich, MartinOfw9/5/1921IV/JG-51 (1/45 Danzig-Langfuhr)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 1/?/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA in January 1945 at Danzig, E.Prussia, circumstances unknown. The VDK confirms his MIA status. He is commemorated in the memorial book of the German War Cem at Gdansk, Poland, formerly Danzig (D.Drury).
417 Unger,Fw1II/JG-54 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 16 September, 1944. This may be Martin Unger.
418 Unger, MartinFw9/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 739548 "White 17" (lost 3/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 22 March, 1945 over Müncheberg-Fürstenwalde.
419 Urban, AlfredUffz1919Vienna ?7/JG-53Bf 109F-2 (lost 5/17/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIC 17 May, 1941 at Leipzig-Mockau, cause unknown. He was buried in Vienna, 21 May, 1941. Source: Jochen Prien & Obit Card per Martin Kuban.
420 Vacano, Martin vonOblt12/29/1918Bochum8Stfkpt 9/JG-53 (5/43; 3/44 Italy; 12/44 Nellingen)Bf 109G-4/Trop "Yellow 6 + I" (Italy), Bf 109G-6 Werk # ? "Yellow 4 + I" (dam 3/23/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # unknown "Yellow 9 + I" (lost 5/14/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # ? "Yellow 24 + I" (dam 12/4/44; emergency land at Germersheim after engine hit, pilot OK), Bf 109K-4 "White 18 + I" (dam 3/19/45; crashed at Blankenloch, pilot OK)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 14 May, 1944 during aerial combat by Spitfires in the Cassino area, bailed safely, pilot OK. Shot down in "Yellow 4" by Spitfires at Littoria on 23 March, 1944, pilot OK. One known victory in Sicily, a P-38 30 km northwest of Trapani on 25 May, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 40 km northeast of Pantellaria on 11 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 5 km south of Fossiata, Italy on 16 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-26 at Velletri on 23 May, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 SW of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. His 6th & 7th, a P-51 and a P-47 on 23 February, 1945. His 8th victory, a P-47 on 23 March, 1945. Added: SD 19 March, 1945 during combat with US fighters. He bailed safely, the ac crashed at Blankenloch N of Karlsruhe (Klaus Deschner).
421 Veith, AlfredHptm4/25/1918Pomster bei Ahrweiler4/KG-55 (2/40), 9/KG-4 (7/44), Stfkpt 5/KG-55 (8/44 & converts to Bf 109G)He 111P-4 Werk # 2955 "G1 + AP" (lost 6/26/41), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785195 "Bt + EZ" (lost 1/4/45) RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Seriously injured 4 January, 1945 when his 109 collided with that of Uffz Erich Barein (KIFA) near Plattling while on a training mission. Veith bailed safely. His P-4 was sd by AA fire south of Kholoyov behind Soviet lines; all uninjured and made their way back to German lines. Remaining crew: Lt Eitel Barth, Pilot & RK Holder; Fw Gerhard Weidemann, R/O; Fw Martin Wallrabenstein, Flt Engr and Uffz Ernst Mantel, Gnr.. An Observer, and pilot (7/44) in 9/KG-4, he ended the war with 420 combat missions, including the destruction of 27 locomotives, 24 AC on the ground and 16 tanks.
422 Vetter, MartinObstlt4/20/1905Yabim, Dutch New GuineaKdr II/KG-26 (8/40), Kdr KG-40 (42-9/43), Kdr III/KG-3 (9/44), Kdr II/KG-51 (1/45 to 2/45), Kdr I/KG-53 (3/45)He 111H in KG-26 & KG-40, Ju 88 in KG-3, Me 262A-2 in KG-51 RK(5/16/40)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
"Bodenplatte" Gruppe Leader whose mission was to bomb the British airfield at Eindhoven. After serving in KG-51, he served as Kdr I/KG-53 in March, 1945. Over 150 combat missions. Deceased 25 September, 1982, Himmelpforten.
423 Villing, MartinOfw21"White Staffel" 6/JG-5 (7/42), 10/JG-5 (9/44)Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7605 "Blue 10" (interned Switzerland 7/25/42), Bf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 25 July, 1942, he and Ogefr Heinz Scharf became lost on a transfer flight from France to Germany, and ultimately on to Africa, rerouting around a thunderstorm. Running low on fuel, they landed at Bern-Belpmoos airfield in Switzerland, where they were interned. They were repatriated in December 1942, with an Italian, Alfredo Porta, in exchange for a British crew. One known victory, a Beaufighter west of Stavanger on 1 May, 1943 (Rosseels). A Soviet Yak-9 on 17 September, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 26 September, 1944. Flugbuch (1/41 to 10/44). Magnus Report, 21 victories.
424 Völker, MartinUffz7/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780816 "White 4+ -" (lost 9/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Venningen/Edenkoben area.
425 Vollertsen, ErwinFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115B Werk # 2751 "K6 + AH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 26 January, 1942; crashed during an operational flight near Vadsö, cuase unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Martin Immenroth, Observer (KIA) and Uffz Karl Heinz Köhler, R/O (MIA). Source: SIG Norway.
426 Wache, SiegfriedFw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0391 (95% damaged) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 29 April, 1941 when after being hit by AA fire and engaged by a Spitfire of No.72 Sq., he and the entire crew were either wounded or injured and they belly-landed their crippled Ju 88 at the Sola Norway airfield upon returning from a mission. Remaining crew (all WIA): Oblt Fritz Heidenreich, Observer; Gefr Martin Scholz, Mech and Fw Fritz Freitag, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
427 Waldhauser, JohannOblt3/1/1913Freising OberbayernStG-77, III/StG-77, Stfkpt 9/StG-77Ju 87D RK(1/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
KIA 13 May, 1942, together with his R/O Uffz Martin Kleinert, during a diving attack near Vasilyevka/Kertch (Kerch Peninsula), when their AC received a direct flak hit, and exploded in mid-air. 312 missions with the Ju 87. Channel pilot. First of his unit to win the EK 2 during the Polish Campaign.
428 Walter, HelmutUffz3 (Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardufoss)He 111H-6 Werk # 4817 "1H + BH" (lost 5/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 26 May, 1942; hit an obstacle on the Banak airfield. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Martin Barnutz, Observer; Uffz Georg Hager, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Baumann, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Hit by a Sea Hurricane from the ship "Empire Lawrence" after attacking Convoy PQ 16, the ac crashed into mountain Neitama on their return to Banak, all are buried at Botn-Rognan (Flyvrak Norway)
429 Weber, HansLt11/24/19153(F)/123Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430325 (lost 10/4/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC with his entire crew, 4 October, 1942, when they crashed in the vicinity of Coudray Vilboux, cause unknown. Remaining crew (pos unk, all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 10): Ofw Otto Bauer (geb 9/4/1915), Gr 115; ofw Martin Bachmann (geb 9/28/1915), Gr 98 and Uffz Kurt Wilke (geb 3/15/1919), Gr 82. Lt Weber buried in Grave 132 (DK-G Awards List, absa3945 & LOCS).
430 Wehrstedt, AlbertLt4/28/19181(F)/123Ju 88T-1 Werk # 1533 "4U + NH" (lost 5/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 23 May, 1944 with his entire crew, presumably in Italy or surrounding waters. Remaining crew (all buried German War Cem, Costerman Italy, Blk 9): Stfkpt Hptm Helmut Wippersteg, Obs, Gr 174; Fw Martin Franz, R/O, Gr 266 and Ogefr Horst Uhrig, Gnr, Gr 173. The pilot, Lt Wehrstedt buried Gr 265 (DK-G Awards List & D.Drury).
431 Weidlich, MartinUffz3/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5381 (lost 6/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 June, 1942 after enemy fighter attack at Alem Ak-Tatjanewca.
432 Weipprecht, MartinUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430690 (lost 2/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 February, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing near Hesepe/Twist (L. Wiegels).
433 Wendt, Rudolf RudiOfw1Jagdfliegerschule 5, ERG Zestorer Gruppe, 5/Sch.G-1, 5/SG-2 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8 RK(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
Following the Squadrons disbandenment on 8 May, 1945, under the leadership of Maj. Fridolin Becker, he tried to reach Germany but fell into an ambush by Czech guerillas after being disarmed by Soviets. Many were killed including Rudi Wendt. Approximately 600 missions as an Assault Pilot. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 June, 1944.
434 Wengert, LudwigUffz12/17/19142/KG-30Ju 88A-1 "4D + C?" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 May, 1940 while attacking two British destroyers, HMS Valentine and HMS Whitley on the river Westerschelde, off Terneuzen. The Valentine took a hit in the engine room and grounded in the river. Valentine return fire brought down the Ju 88, which ditched in the river, 5 km west, in the vicinity of Sea Arm Braakman, near Vlissingen. Wengert buried Ysselsteyn, Block BB/7/165. Remaining crew: Ogefr J. Wunder, geb 5/1/1919, (KIA), Obs, Buried Ysselsteyn, Block BA/4/99; Uffz Martin Stampfer, geb 4/10/1918, (KIA), R/O, Buried Ysselsteyn, Block BC/3/58. and Flg Adolf Trinkl, geb 9/30/1913, (WIA), Gunner. Trinkl was taken to Bethesda Hospital in Vlissingen, where he was treated for injuries, incl a broken leg. Later transferred to Antwerp. Source: Wings to Victory.
435 Werkmeister, GerhardUffz2/KGzbV-107 (Sola, Stavanger)Ju 52/3m (lost 5/30/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 30 May, 1940; sd by British fighter in the early morning at Skotten, killing the crew and four unnamed passengers. Remaining crew: Johann Leikermoser, Gnr; Uffz Hermann Becker, R/O and Gefr Herbert Voigt, Mech (flyvrak Norway).
436 Wiegmink, GerritObstLtStfkpt 5/BoFlGr-196 (12/39), Gruppe Kdr Bordfliegergruppe 196 (Aalborg 9/43)He 60, Ar 196, Ju W34 Werk # 1436 (lost)Wound Badge
Observation Operational Clasp
KIA 24 March, 1944 when he was shot down by a Mosquito "LR 374" of RAF No. 613 Sq., piloted by Wing Commander John R.D. Braham and Navigator S/Ldr Robertson. The AC was hit on the starboard wing, caught fire and crashed to the ground near Sdr, Tranders Denmark. The entire crew perished in the fiery crash. Remaining crew (KIA): Gruppe Adjutant Hptm Ernst Gallmann, Co-pilot; Uffz Friedrich Brüske and Uffz Martin Liess. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 29 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark. WIA 15 August, 1940 (Stankey & DeZeng).
437 Willung, MartinUffz1/JG-77Bf 109E Werk # 3818 (lost)Wound Badge
Fight Operational Clasp
WIA 11 July, 1941 during aerial combat near Notowskij. Forced to make an emergency landing due to engine trouble. Source: SIG Norway.
438 Winkler, MartinUffz1/21/19153/JG-53 (Wiesbaden - Erbenheim)Bf 109E (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 20 September, 1939 during aerial combat with a P-36 of 11/5, piloted by French pilot S/C Legrand, west of Merzig. He made a force landing at Hermeskeil, but died of his injuries on 24 September, 1939. Buried Wiesbaden, Alt Südfriedhof, Sec C, Gr 3. Source: Jochen Prien & D.Drury.
439 Winter, MartinOfwStab I/KG-53He 111H-3 Werk # 6912 "A1 + AB" (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 September, 1940 when his ac was sd by fighter action and crashed into the sea off Harwich, Essex. Remaining crew: Oblt Albin Weber, Obs (POW); Ofw Gerhard Müller, R/O (MIA); Flg H.Hönig, Flt Engr (MIA) and Fw Friedrich Kempgens (or Kempgen), Gnr (POW) (D.Drury).
440 Wirth, HelmutUffz11/4/1941OrteisburgBFS-4 (Kastrup)Ju 52/3mStudent PilotMIA 14 July, 1941 during a training mission over the Baltic Sea. The Ju 52 being piloted by Instructor Martin Speigl crashed into the Baltic 5-6 km east of St Heddinge. Wirth was declared dead later in 1941. Source: Air War over Denmark. See Martin Speigl record for further detail.
441 Witzel, Hans KarlLt7/28/1910Breda146/JG-27 (5/40), 5/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.), Stab I/JG-26 (7/41), 1/JG-26 (8/41)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8345 (20% dam 8/12/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8339 (lost 9/17/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(2/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 September, 1941 when Wk # 8339 was hit by Spitfies near Hillebrugge, in the fuel tank, and his AC exploded near Dunkirk. Buried Bourdon France, Block 21/2/53 (Rosseels). WIA 12 August, 1941 when he was hit by Blenheim return fire over the Scheldt Estuary, and force landed at Antwerp. One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane at Forte de Villers, 9 June, 1940. A "damaged" Spitfire SE of London on 15 September, 1940. His 1st victories in the Soviet Union, a triple victory, two I-15s and a "Schulflug" on 22 June, 1941. Another triple Soviet victory, three Martin B-26s on 25 June, 1941. His 13th & 14th, both Spitfires; one 15 km northwest of Ijzendijke, the 14th near Groede, both on 12 August, 1941. His 13th & 14th victories were in JG-26. Magnus.
442 Wolf,Uffz2/JG-1 (10/41 Jever or Husum)Bf 109F-2Fighter Operational ClaspThis could be Martin Wolf.
443 Wolf, MartinUffz5/JG-1 (8/42 Woensdrecht) Fw 190A-2 Werk # 308 (45% dam 8/11/42) Fighter Operational Clasp Uninjured in a force landing at Woensdrecht (Schiphol?) on 11 August, 1942 due to engine malfunction.
444 Woll, MartinUffz8/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163211 "Black 7" (lost 7/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Turnu-Magurele, near Corabia.
445 Wolter, KarlFw3/25/1915Wilhelmsburg8/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 888520 "F1 + AS" (lost 9/14/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew 14 September, 1941 when he collided with another Ju 88, same unit, piloted by Lt Werner Schanze (KIC). The ac crashed at Legnitten b. Heiligenbeil, East Prussia. Remaining crew: Fw Johann Friedrich Martin "Hans" Lörcher, Bomb Aimer; Uffz Martin Faulstich, R/O; Uffz Xaver Hirblinger, Mech and Ogefr Karl Folgmann, Gnr. Neither crew could be recovered for VDK burial, but are listed as commemorated in the EV. Friedhof, Mamonovo, Russia (D.Drury).
446 Zechlin, ErnstOblt4/KGzbV-1 Ju 52/3m Werk # 6513 "1Z + K" (lost 5/10/40) Transport Operational Clasp His Ju 52 crashed at Vrachelen Holland (Den Hout-Oosterhout) on 10 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). The crew of four, and seven unnamed passengers were taken prisoner when they "landed" E of Den Hout, N of Vraggelen, cause not reported. Remaining crew: Uffz Breitscheidel, Fw Martin Lücke and Fw Rudolf Brathering (DVL Loss List). This may be Hptm Ernst Zechlin, later in night fighters.
447 Ziems, MartinOblt11/27/1914Hamburg5/KG-2 Do 17Z-3 Werk # 3415 "U5 + LN" (lost 9/8/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 September, 1940; his ac exploded after being hit by AA fire, and was also attacked by a Hurricane of No.46 Sq., piloted by Sgt Stanley Andrew. The explosion scattered the wreckage over a wide area in the area of Leeds, near Maidstone, Kent. Only Oblt Ziems could be identified, and buried in the Maidstone Cem., CC/1/279. Remaining crew (KIA, bur CC as Unknown): Uffz Heino Flick, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Trost, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Selter, Gnr (D.Drury).
448 Zierke, Günther UffzBerlinLufttorpedostaffel 8/KG-26 (Bardufoss Norway)Ju 188A-3 Werk # 190349 "1H + GS" (lost 2/23/45)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Ofhr Albert Ziessler and two other unnamed crew 23 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported . Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: While searching for a convoy over the Norwegian Sea, one engine suddenly stopped due to technical problems. They aborted their mission and headed back to Bardufoss, but all four decided to bail once over land. They landed safely and were promptly taken into custody by Swedish authorities. The ac continued on and eventually crashed at Lurudalen. Remaining crew: Ofhr Albert Ziessler, Obs; Uffz Josef Mache, R/O and Uffz Kurt Becker, Mech.. (Flyvrak Norway).

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