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4001 Seevers, AlbertLt9/16/1919264/JG-54 (4/44) S.U.), 5/JG-54 (11/44)Fw 190A-9 Werk# 750088 "Black 6" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 November, 1944 over the Libau-Grobin S.U. airfield. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 28 April, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a P-39 on 17 June, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 28 June, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 29 June, 1944. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 26 July, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 28 August, 1944. A 9th, a Yak-9 on 3 September, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 5 September, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 15 September, 1944. A 12th, an Il-2 on 19 September, 1944. A 13th, a Yak-9 on 23 September, 1944. A 14th, a Yak-9 on 24 September, 1944. A 15th, an Il-2 on 26 September, 1944. A 16th, a Yak-9 on 28 September, 1944. Nos. 17, 18 & 19, all three Il-2s on 30 September, 1944. A 20th, an Il-2 on 6 October, 1944. A 21st, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. Nos. 22 & 23, both Pe-2s on 10 October, 1944. A 24th, a Pe-2 on 22 October, 1944. A 25th, an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944. A 26th, a Pe-2 on 30 November, 1944.
4002 Seewaldt, ErichOfw4/KG-77 (Africa?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3666 "3Z + NM" (lost 8/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 24 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
4003 Seffler, SiegfriedFw17/JG-4Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito on 30 August, 1944, no location given.
4004 Segatz, HermannHptm6/29/1917Fuerstengube Puss40JG-26, Stab/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-51, Stfkpt 8/JG-5, Stfkpt 11/JG-1(1/42 Holland), Stab II/JG-1, Kdr II/JG-1(2/44)Bf 109E-3 "Black 3" &, Bf 109E-4 "Red(?) 6" both in 5/JG-51, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 856 (75% dam 2/6/42; injured, emergency landing, Brest-Süd, engine trouble) in 11/JG-1, Bf 109E-7 "Black 3" & Bf 109F-2 "Black 3" both in 8/JG-5, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430315 "White 23" (lost 3/8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/25/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 March, 1944 in "White 23" during aerial combat with a P-47 south of Luckau. Buried in Bernberg.Saale Abt. 2/3/6. His first victory, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 7 July, 1940, while serving in 5/JG-51. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Cape Gris Nez on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Deal on 11 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire over the Thames on 30 October, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Deal on 28 November, 1940, still in 5/JG-51. His 1st Soviet victories, three B-26s at Brest Litovak, between Biala and Podlaska on 22 June, 1941. A Soviet Hurricane on 5 August, 1942, while in 8/JG-5. Two Soviet Hurricanes on 10 August, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 8 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 15 December, 1942. Three victories in JG-26, nos. 14, 15 & 16. His personal emblem was the Tyrolean Eagle. Ive seen his name spelled with two "e"s. His 14th victory, a Spitfire at Audruiq on 14 August, 1941. His 15th, a Spitfire at Nieuport on 29 August, 1941. His 16th, a Spitfire at Boulogne on 10/21/41. His 34th, a B-24 5 km S of Damme on 21 February, 1944. His 37th, a B-17 (HSS) S of Heilbronn on 25 February, 1944. His 40th and last victory, the same day as his death, a B-17 (HSS) at Luben, N of Luckau, 8 March, 1944.

PRU Spitfire AA797 Flt Sgt Jones 1942-04-03
4005 Seidel, GeorgOfw476/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 9/JG-51 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6465 (10% dam 3/18/41, combat, pilot OK) & F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 234 "Yellow 10" (lost 3/6/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1943 in his A-3 due to an enemy fighter attack on the Orel airfield. One known victory, his 1st in the Soviet Union, an I-18 on 22 June, 1941. Shot down with severe hot oil burns 5 July, 1941 in aerial combat with Soviet I-16 fighters. Despite the burns, he was able to make a force landing. Gefr Anton was flying wing for Seidel on this date, and he too, suffered severe facial wounds. Another known victory, a DB-3 on 15 September, 1941. A Pe-2 and an R-Z on 4 October, 1941. An R-3 on 6 November, 1941. A MiG-3 30 km ENE of Subzoff on 27 July, 1942. A Pe-2 15 km SW of Nord-Dugino on 31 July, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-1, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. three LaGG-3s on 5 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1942. An R-5 on 23 September, 1942. A MiG-3 NW of Delnye on 26 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 W of Olenino on 29 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 November, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 24 February, 1943. Magnus, 47 victories. Alternate spelling: Siedel (109 Loss List).
4006 Seidel, PaulLt8/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5072 "9K + FS" (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew during a sortie to Portsmouth Harbor, 12 August, 1940, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He was sd by RAF fighters and crashed into the English Channel. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Fritz Lukoschuss, Obs; Uffz Heinrich Fischer, R/O and Sdrfüh Ulrich Bigalke, Gnr. Seidel buried Champigny St Andre, Blk 10, Row ?, Gr 1163; Lukoschuss & Fischer at Bourdon, Blk 32, Row 5, Graves 180 & 181 respectively and Bigalke at Champigny St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1183 (D.Drury).
4007 Seidl,Oblt12(F)/11Bf 109F EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 19 August, 1942.
4008 Seidl, AlfredOblt4/12/1919Munich31 2(Erg)/JG-53(3/41), 8/JG-53(6/41 S.U.;4/42 Malta), 7/JG-53(3/44 Italy, 7/44), 10/JG-53 (10/44 Reich Def), Act Kdr. I/JG-3 (1/1/45), JG-7 Bf 109E-8 Wk# 1237 "Blk 15" 75%(3/41), Bf 109F-2 "Black 12" (S.U.), Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 7005 "Black 10 + I" (lost 9/30/42), Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 18676 "Black 8" (lost 8/23/43; engine fire, bailed safely north of Grazzanise), Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 162285 "Black 2 + I" (lost 3/22/44; combat w/Spitfire, WIA, bailed safely, 5km S of Anagni Italy), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461345 "White 10 + I" (dam 10/15/44; injured, overturn during emergency landing at Götzenhain due to eng. dam), Bf 109G-10/AS "Black 8" & Bf 109G-14 in JG-3, Me 262 in JG-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(12/19/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
614 combat missions. Seidl made a force landing at Fontenet on 17 March, 1941 in his E-8, cause unknown and was uninjured (Prien). He also flew Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5696 "Black 12" at Maldeghem in April 1941 (Prien). WIA a second time in Wk# 7005 on 9/30/42, bailed safely. At least 5 victories in the Desert (JG-53). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Deal on 17 May, 1941. Another, a Spitfire 4 km east of Insel Filfa on 10 April, 1942. His 9th, a Spitfire over Malta on 29 April, 1942. Another near Alamein on 12 July, 1942. Another British fighter near Qattara Depression on 29 September, 1942. Another Spitfire V 20 km southeast of Abu-Dweis on 30 September, 1942. His 20th victory, a P-38 over southern Italy on 13 August, 1943. His 26th, a P-38 on 16 January, 1944. Bodenplatte pilot (JG-3) against Eindhoven airfield. His 27th victory, a P-47 at Soltau-Lüneberg on 4 August, 1944. His 28th, a B-24 in the Steenwijk area on 15 August, 1944. His 29th, a B-17 NW of Lüneburg on 24 August, 1944. His 30th, a P-38 S of Giessen on 25 August, 1944. His 31st, a P-47 in the Ardennes area on 17 December, 1944. Found also on F. Mörl Interrogation Report. Alternate spelling: Siedl and Seidel.
4009 Seidler, MaxOfw15/JG-3 (5/42), 6/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10233 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 8/5/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported MIA 5 August, 1942 near Stalingrad, no cause reported, pilot returned. His first known victory, a Soviet R-10 on 29 May, 1942.
4010 Seifert, WernerUffz102/JG-3, I/JG-107 (France 8/44)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 (8/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 10th per OKL, a Soviet Yak-1 on 24 July, 1942. Added: reported killed 25 August, 1944 (inscription on photo).
4011 Seiler,ObltStfkpt 2/StG-77 (8/40)Ju 87Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 when he was attacked by British fighters during a raid on England. Source: Rudolf Singler narrative
4012 Seiler, Reinhard 'Seppl'Maj8/30/1909Rawitsch Posen1092.J/88 Legion Condor, I/JG-54, Stfkpt 1/JG-54, Kdr III/JG-54 (2/43 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-54 (7/43), Kdr JG-104Bf 109B & D (in Spain), Bf 109E-4 "White 7" & "White 7" & Bf 109F-2 "White 1 & 9" all four in 1/JG-54, Bf 109F-4 "White <<+" and Bf 109G "White <<+" in III/JG-54, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 1501341 "Black << +" (7/43), Bf 109G-2 w/ III/JG-54
RK(12/20/41)
EL(3/2/44)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/41)
EP(8/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Ftr Oper Clsp w/Pend
1 Bomber. 96 victories in the East. A triple at Osemski on 26 January, 1942; an I-18 and two I-26s, one of many multiples in the Eastern Theater. A MiG-3 on 12 June, 1943. Two Il-2s, an La-5, a MiG-3 and a P-39 on 5 July, 1943. 16 Night victories over Russia. 9 victories in Spain. His 1st victory, a Potez 63 south of Colmar, 10 January, 1940 (Potez Serial 184 Groupe de Reconnaisaance ll/55), while in I/JG-54. His 2nd, a Morane W of Strassburg on 7 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. He was one of the most successful fighter pilots in Spain. Shot down and lost four AC in JG-54; the E-4 above 8/4/40, an F-2 "White 1" 9/11/41 and an F-4 "White <<" 3/20/42. Downed the 4th time on 6 July, 1943 in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (150)1341 "Black <" (lost) east of Ponyri. Wounded three times, one known, 6 July, 1943. He won the DK-G on 15 October, 1941. Deceased 6 October, 1989.
4013 Seiler, WernerUffzIII/ZG-26Bf 110CDestroyer Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1941 during aerial combat with P-40s of SAAG No. 2 Sq. at Sidi Barrani. His gunner, Ogefr Schmitz was also killed in the crash.
4014 Seimann,Uffz14/SG-1 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 10 August, 1944.
4015 Seimert,Lt9/SKG-10Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1712 (?% dam 8/26/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 26 August, 1943 at Akrapapi-Spinazzo (Med.) during a force landing due to engine failure.
4016 Seis,Uffz15/JG-77Bf 109 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943.
4017 Seiz, WalterOblt192114LKS-4, 3/JG-53 (Etaples, 1940; Soviet Union, Mar.1942; Italy, 1944), Stfkpt 8/JG-53 (4/44)Bf 109E-3, Bf 109E-4/B (9/40), Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 9" (5/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7301 (lost 3/14/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10033 "Yellow 9" (lost 4/20/42), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 7 (8/43 Italy), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162292 "Yellow 7" (lost 4/2/44)EP


EK 1 & 2(11/9/40)
Wound Badge(4/20/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down by a P-38 2 April, 1944 in Wk# 162292 over Crikvenica Yugoslavia, bailed safely and returned to his unit, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. QK. Bailed safely and uninjured in an aerial collision on 14 March, 1942 over Gozo with another Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7392, piloted by Uffz Heinrich Blum (KIC) (Prien). WIA 20 April, 1942 in "Yellow 9" during aerial combat, making a force landing at St Croce due to engine damage (Prien). One known victory, A Soviet I-180 on 21 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 19 September, 1942. His 9th, a western victory, a "2 mot" on 16 January, 1944. His 10th, a "Jager" in Italy on 17 January, 1944. His 11th, another "Jager" over Italy on 18 January, 1944. His 12th, a "2 mot" on 21 January, 1944. His 13th, a B-24 35 km SW of Laibach on 25 February, 1944. His 14th, a B-17 over Italy on 18 March, 1944. Russian POW, returned home in 1949. Survived the war.

Gela Sicily Spring 1942 L-R: Werkmeister Ofw. Krüger, Staffelkapitän Oblt. Wolfgang Tonne, Oblt. Karl Leonhard, Lt. Walter Seiz
4018 Seldner, ErichUffzI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2583 (lost 8/16/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Rouen.
4019 Selinger, WilhelmUffz7/JG-27Bf 109G Werk # Unk (dam 8/16/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 16 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
4020 Selle, Erich vonMaj9Kdr II/JG-3 (8/40 Samer), Kdr I/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.), Kdr JG-1 (1/42), Kdr JG-101 (12/42)Bf 109E in JGs 3 & 54; Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-101; Ju-88 in ZG-1
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first two victories were Hurricanes; one east of Arras, the other south of Arras, 20 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Le Treport, 5 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Themsemündung on 26 August, 1940. He reported a "damaged" Spitfire at Dungeness on 30 August, 1940. A "damaged" Spitfire over London on 7 September, 1940. Another "damaged" Hurricane S of London on 29 September, 1940. Channel pilot. His first known Soviet victory, an I-18 on 31 July, 1941. An I-16 on 10 August, 1941. Commanded ZG-1 in March, 1944.
4021 Sembill, HansUffz4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8261 "White 11 + -" (lost 8/19/41)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 19 August, 1941 after being shot down during aerial combat 100km SE of Leningrad, bailed safely.
4022 Semelka, WaldemarLt1/8/1920Dombrau Sudetenland654/JG-52 (5/42 Russia)Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 13057 "White 7" (5/12/42 MIA-retd), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13558 "White 7" (lost 8/21/42) RK(9/4/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)
EP(7/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 August, 1942 over Stalingrad during aerial combat after downing two Soviet Bostons. MIA 12 May, 1942 after aerial combat at Markowka. The ac was written off and he returned later. Another Barkhorn tutor. 240 missions, all victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 at Dudnikowka on 26 May, 1942. Four LaGG-3s and an I-153 on 18 August, 1942. An I-180 and two LaGG-3s on 21 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 victories.
4023 Semisch, AlfredFw37/JG-11 (5/44), 10/JG-11 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170965 "White 1 + I" (lost 9/20/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His A-8 crashed near Nijmegen, Holland on 20 September, 1944 after aerial combat with US fighters, pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Rhein-Taunus on 12 May, 1944, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m/H.) on 16 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 17 August, 1944.
4024 Semkal,Gefr1/NAGr-4 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19703 "White 5" (lost 8/7/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 7 August, 1943 southwest of Orel due to enemy return fire.
4025 Senner, GertLtI/JG-77Bf 109E-7Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 6 August, 1941 by enemy fire during a ground attack on the Sola Norway airfield. No AC involved in his wounding. Source: SIG Norway.
4026 Sennholz, HansUffz2/3/19227/ZG-1 (N.Africa) Bf 109E-7 (Trop) Werk # 4964 "S9 + DR" (lost 8/31/42) Destroyer Operational Clasp POW 31 August, 1942 after being shot down by British flak near Alamein, becoming III/ZG-1s first loss in N. Africa. Deceased 23 June, 2007.
4027 Sens, GustavUffz5/JG-2 (8/43; Droiselles 7/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15385 (lost 8/19/43), Bf 109G Werk # 27033 (lost 3/6/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440537 (lost 4/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat at Neufchatel. WIA 12 April, 1944 when he crashed his Wk # 440537, no cause given (Rosseels). Gerd Shaedles wingman on 6 March, 1944, opposing the Berlin Raid. Sens was shot down this date near Lingen by a P-47 of 355FG, piloted by Capt. Walter Koraleski. He bailed successfully with wounds just before his AC struck the ground, digging its left wing into the ground and cartwheeling into destruction.
4028 Serbanescu, AlexandruHptmRomania457th Fighter Group (11/42 Karpovka), Kdr Esc 57 (7 Grupul) on 7/43, Kdr 9 Grupul (8/44)Bf 109E, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 22" (6/44 S.U.), Bf 109G-2/R6 "Yellow 1" (lost 8/18/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG. 590 Missions (H. Breuer) Alternate spelling: Serbanascu.
4029 Serwottka, RichardUffz7/StG-2Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/16/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940 after his ac was attacked by fighters over Selsey Bill, Sussex, and probably crashed into the sea. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Karl Wagner, was also MIA (D.Drury).
4030 Setz, HeinrichMaj3/12/1915Gundelsdorf Oberfranken1384/JG-77 (8/40), 6/JG-77 (9/40 Norway), Stfkpt 4/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-27 (3/43)Bf 109E Werk # 1384 "White 1" (30% dam 7/21/41; radiator hit, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13181 "White 1" in 4/JG-77 (5/3/42), Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14862 (lost 3/13/43) RK(12/31/41)-EL(6/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 March, 1943 in his G-4 after shooting down three Spitfires over Abbeville, he crashed east of Le Treport out of great altitude, probably a result of a collision. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/11/427 (Rosseels). Barbarossa pilot. 274 combat missions, 132 victories in the East. His first victory, a Blenheim 30 km W of Egersund (Norway?) on 27 August, 1940. His 2nd,a Skua NW of Haugesund on 9 September, 1940. A 3rd, a Blenheim in Norway on 20 October, 1940. He downed five Soviet AC on 19 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 8 June, 1942. His 75th, a MiG-3 on 9 June, 1942. His 85th, a Yak-1, one of three this date, on 10 July, 1942. Victories 101 to 104 on 26 July, 1942; two Yak-1s and two LaGG-3s. His 110th, an Il-2 on 3 August, 1942. Two Soviet P-39s on 6 August, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 12 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 21 August, 1942. Three DB-7s on 23 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s, a DB-7 and a LaGG-3 on 16 September, 1942. Three known Western victories, 136, 137 & 138, all Spitfires, two near Grandvilliers and one (a Spitfire IX) 10 km south of Gamaches on 13 March, 1943. He died in this action.
4031 Seubert, JosefUffz10/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163987 "White 10" (lost 8/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1944 after making a forced landing 10 km west of St Leger en Yvelinies France during aerial combat with 6 P-38"s. Source: J. Geensen.
4032 Seufert, BernhardOfw32.J/88 Legion Condor (source Luft.cz.), 6/JG-53 (1/40 Mannheim)Bf 109B & D (in Spain), Bf 109F-3 "Yellow 14"(1/40), Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0885 "Yellow 9 + -" (lost 12/1/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/25/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 December, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, piloted by F/O Hartas of No. 421 Sq., off Dymchurch, 5 km southeast of Folkstone (Prien). WIA 25 August, 1940; Aerial combat over the Channel, crashing 15 km southwest of Portland. Bailed safely and picked up by ASR. Pictured in the JG-53 Chronicles by Jochen Prien. Three victories in Spain (Safarikovi Claims List/D.Drury).
4033 Seumenicht, KarlFw4/18/19208/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171492 "Blue 3" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-36 around Travecy, near La Fere. Mombeek MIA List.
4034 Sewing, Herbert Maj19131Stfkpt 1(F)/122 (5/40-1/41), Stab I/NJG-2 (7/42), Kdr II/NJG-2 (3/43), Kdr NJG-101 (2/44 to end)Ju 88CC-4 Werk # 360151 (lost 8/1/42 DeSwart), Bf 110, Do 217 & Ju 88G in NJG-101
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1/2 August, 1942 when he was shot down and crashed his Ju 88C-4 east of Gilze Rijen Holland, a Hptm at the time (DeSwart & Balss). One known Desert victory, claimed a Stirling, but may well have been a B-17 on a night raid, near Mersa Matruh on 31 July, 1942.
4035 Sidow, KurtLt4/11/1916Berlin109/ZG-26 Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3283 "3U + BT" (or "DT") (lost 10/7/40) EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 7 October, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Hart Hill, Stoborough, near Wareham. His gunner, Gefr Josef Ripik, also KIA (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). Both are buried in Brookwood Mil Cem, Blk 15, Row B, Gr 3 (Sidow) & Blk 15, Row A, Gr 8 (Ripik). Two known victories, a Morane and a Bloch 131 on 14 May, 1940, no location on either. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 May, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Hurricane on 14 June, 1940, no location. His 5th & 6th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane on 18 August, 1940, no location. A 7th, a Spitfire over England on 31 August, 1940. Nos.8 & 9, a Hurricane and a Spitfire over England 3 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1940, no location.
4036 Sieben, Joachim JochenLt 5(Sch)/LG-2 (S.U.), Stfkpt 2/Sch.G-1 (S.U.) Bf 109E-7/U1 Werk # 6097 "Black ?" (lost 6/28/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3639 "2" (lost 10/14/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 7664 "Black I" (lost 8/16/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Ground Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1942 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3086 due to ground fire. MIA briefly on 26 June, 1941, returned, no cause or location reported. DK-G Awards List. Missing briefly a 2nd time on 14 October, 1941, no cause reported; pilot and AC recovered.
4037 Siebert, Heinz G.Uffz92/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1945 crash landing at Bayreuth airfield after an operational flight (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mots"; one in the Gournayarea, the other at Neufchatel, on 5 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Douchy-les-Mines on 8 July, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" over France on 13 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" N of Pancey on 15 July, 1944. A double victory, his 6th & 7th, both "4 mots" at St Dizier on 19 July, 1944. An 8th, a "4 mot" at Rambervillers on 29 July, 1944. A 9th, a Halifax on 6 August, 1944 LL334, Essoyes, France.
4038 Sieck, Friedrich HugoLt43/JG-27 (2/44), 9/JG-27 (5/44-7/44), 12/JG-27 (10/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20497 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 5/19/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464169 "Blue 9 + I" (lost 10/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 October, 1944 during aerial combat in the Hannover area. WIA 19 May, 1944 during aerial combat at Königslutter, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 W of St. Lambrecht, near Klagenfurt, on 25 February, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 SW of Pont Audemer on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 at Creil-Beauvais on 18 August, 1944. A P-47 over northern France on 19 August, 1944.
4039 Siefelhagen, AugustUffzII/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 210 (lost 12/12/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 December, 1942; flew into the ground at Garonne.
4040 Sieg, HeinzFw131/JG-53 (5/41 Channel; 6/42 S.U.; 7/43 Italy)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5430 (dam 5/28/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13552 "White 2" (lost 8/24/42; WIA, combat eng damage 1km west of Jelampieskyi), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18317 (10% dam 7/3/43; dam landing gear on takeoff from Vibo-Valentia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163650 "White 3" (lost 6/23/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a p-51 at Targsorul, Romania. Shot down with wounds in Wk# 5430 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, making a force landing at Berck-sur-Mer, no AC damage estimate given (Prien). His first victory, a Soviet R-5 on 25 June, 1942. His 2nd Soviet, a MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. His 3rd, a Soviet R-5 3 km S of the Salsk airfield on 30 July, 1942. His 4th, an Il-2 on 31 July, 1942. An I-15 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 W of Tundobov on 7 August, 1942. His 7th, an R-5 on 8 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and a MiG-1 on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 at Panschino on 17 August, 1942. A MiG-3 E of Rulev on 18 August, 1942. An I-153 at Gorodischche on 23 August, 1942. One known western victory, in Sicily, his 12th, a B-17 near Florida on 5 July, 1943. His 13th, a B-24D 50 km east of Catania on 8 July, 1943. Magnus, 15 victories.
4041 Siegel, AugustLt18/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.), 11/JG-3 (8/43 Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 16399 "Black 9 + ~" (lost 8/30/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 August, 1943; Combat with a P-38, 60 km southwest of Ischia. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943.
4042 Siegler, PeterFw8/21/1920Heusenstamm Hessen482/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 3/JG-54 (9/42)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5533 "Blk ?" (35% dam; Emer landing at Swolino, engine trouble; pilot OK), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10330 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/24/42) RK(11/3/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(8/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 September, 1942 in Werk# 10330 southwest of Molenk.-Lenningrad, S.U., over the Leningrad docks near Kronstädt Bay. Wounded 25 December, 1941 in Werk# 5533 over Smolino, the AC sustaining 35% damage. All victories in Russia. His 1st known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 22 June, 1941, followed by another SB-2 the next day. An I-18 on 13 August, 1941. An I-18 on 11 September, 1941. An I-18 on 5 November, 1941. Two I-26s on 6 November, 1941. An I-18 on 20 March, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 4 April, 1942. A P-40 on 8 July, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 11 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a P-40 on 20 July, 1942. A MiG-3 on 2 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 15 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 25 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. Three Il-2s on 27 August, 1942. Two I-16 Ratas on 7 September, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 48 victories.
4043 Siemsen, HorstObltII/JG-26 (joins 3/44), Stab II/JG-26 (8/44), 7/JG-26, Stab, Gen der Jagdfleiger (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732725 "Green 4" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Green 4" with a P-51 of 354FG at Rambouillet. He bailed successfully, but suffered burns from the encounter.
4044 Siescher,Lt6/KG-54Ju 88A-1 "B3 + TP" (40% dam)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW (See additions below) 13 August, 1940 during a raid on RAF Farnborough, when he was attacked by Hurricanes of RAF Nos 43 & 601 Sqs., and although relatively undamaged, he made a force landing nearby. Remaining crew (POW): Gefr G. Niessl (bailed), Gefr Handelmeier, and Ogefr Hosport. Source: KG-54 Archive. Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Handelmeier, Obs; Ogefr Hosport, R/O and Gefr Georg Niessl, Gnr. This source suggests that only Niessl was taken prisoner after bailing, and the ac, with the others, returned to France, making a wheels-up landing (D.Drury). NOTE: Another source, Siegfried Radke book on KG-54 War Diary, suggests the pilots Family name was Fischer, and assigned to this ac B3 + TP. Both engines quit over the Isle of Wight, but restarted during a nose dive. Fischer managed to belly land at Evreux. I believe the name Siescher to be in error! I believe this is Lt Wilhelm Fischer of II/KG-54, KIC 10 September, 1940.
4045 Sievert, GeorgOfw12/29/1916Berlin-Schöneberg1 1/SAGr.-128 (Seeaufkl.Gr.-128) (Channel) Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 181523 (lost 8/15/43) EK 2, Observer Operational Clasp KIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat with No.266 Typhoons N of Landernau, in the vicinity of Folgoet-Ploudaniel. Burial Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 13, Row 1, Gr 20 (absa3945). Added: One known victory, a Spitfire on 15 August, 1943, Map Quad Pl.Qu.14West N5947 (airwarpublications.com).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
4046 Sievert, Hans CarlOblt11/1/1917Meissen1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506 (9/39), 2/KG-4 (7/40), Stfkpt 2/KG-4 (9/42), Sftkpt 11/KG-4 (2/43-8/43)He 115 "5J + EK" (dam 1/9/41; crash land), He 111H-5 Werk # 3523 "5J + BB" (lost 8/18/41) & Do 18 RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/23/41)
EP(3/21/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
An Observer, he was sd with wounds 18 August, 1941, in Wk# 3523 by AA fire in the Staraya Russia area, with pilot Fw Wolfgang Ruppe. He was slightly injured when 5J + EK crash landed and caught fire 9 January, 1941. 353 combat missions, 123 in the west. Deceased 30 April, 1989, Osnabrück (Kaiser RK book & D.Stankey & L.DeZeng).
4047 Sievert, RichardUffz6/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550215 "3Z + CP" (lost 8/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at the Bizerta harbor 16 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4048 Siewert, WalterOfw1NJG-2 (most likely)Ju 88C-6 (most likely) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One victory, a Blenheim on 1 August, 1942 in the Fuka area. Jager Blatt 1/2001. Added: This Blenheim may have been Z9614 of No. 14 Sq., downed 40 miles SE of Fuka (Roy Wilcock).
4049 Simon,Oblt7/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7071 "9K + JR" (20% dam 8/10/40), Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7075 "9K + DR" (lost 10/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPilot and two other unnamed crew injured 12 October, 1940; ac crashed on takeoff from Montdesir in Wk# 7075, one other crew KIC. AC reported damaged after crash landing at Beauvais on 10 August, 1940, following an operation, crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List).
4050 Simon, ErichMaj4/4/1915Bayreuth8Erg/NJG-2 (5/42), Stab III/NJG-2, Kdr IV/NJG-3 (11/42)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360181 (10% dam 8/28/42; Pilot & crew WIA, enemy fire), Ju 88C-1 Wk# 360286 "D5 + EV" (75% dam 3/43), Ju 88C-6 Wk# 360372 "D5 + CF" (lost 10/8/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
DRL Sports Badge
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7/8 October, 1943 while attacking a Stirling, EF 140, over the sea, 15 km north of Tversted, off Skagerak Denmark. The Ju 88 was seen to take hits and then caught fire, turning away, and crashed into the sea below, burning for some time. Only Mechanic Ogefr Erwin Schröder survived by bailing and entering his dinghy. Group Kdr Simon and R/O Uffz Hans Vogel went down with the AC (Air War over Denmark). WIC 1 March, 1943 when, on a non-operational flight, his right engine caught fire and he made an emergency landing on the beach area north of Blaavand Denmark. He and Mech Fw Erwin Schröder were taken to a hospital in Esbjerg for treatment. R/O Uffz Hugo Borgbömer was killed and buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 4 March, 1943 (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a Stirling on 20 May, 1942. Another, a Wellington on 31 May, 1942. Two victories on 2 June, 1942; a Halifax and a Wellington. Two more victories on 9 June, 1942; a Halifax and a B-24. Another, a Blenheim on 26 June, 1942. A Stirling on 27 August, 1942. Boiten 10 victories. Magnus, victory count may be as high as 17.
4051 Simon, FriedrichOfw229/JG-51 (8/41 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (9/42), JGr Ost (12/43), 9/JG-51 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 109E, F & G, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 429 (20% dam 12/5/43) in JGr Ost
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 March, 1945 (Magnus). WIA 5 December, 1943 during aerial combat, force landing near Blaye-Lafoise. His first known Soviet victory, a Seversky on 23 August, 1941. A 2nd, a Pe-2 E of Shytpfanovka on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 16 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A P-40 on 8 May, 1943. A MiG-1 on 11 May, 1943. A Soviet B-25 on 26 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 20 July, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 27 July, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 12 August, 1944. A Pe-2 on 18 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 September, 1944. A Pe-2 on 19 September, 1944. A Boston III on 22 September, 1944. A Pe-2 on 17 October, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 October, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 24 October, 1944.
4052 Singer, MaximilianUffz10/JG-27 (Balkans)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19388 (85% dam 8/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 11 August, 1943 west of Tanagra due to a technical failure.
4053 Sinn, HansLt2/StG-77 Ju 87B (dam 4/12/40), Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp POW 18 August, 1940; sd over the sea off Dunnose Head, Ventnor, Isle of Wight by a Hurricane of No. 43 Sq., piloted by P/O Clifford Gray. Sinn bailed successfully, however, his R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Schmitt (geb Langenbrücken) was killed , bailing too late; buried West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard, Sussex, Plot 3, Row E, Gr 18 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). On 12 April, 1940, Sinn made an emergency landing near Marienloh in another Ju 87 due to engine problems (D.Drury).
4054 Sippel, HansUffz31/JG-27 (6/40)Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 April, 1941 during aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 73 Sq.. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk, 2 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricabe S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. A 3rd, a Hurricane over Gazala in N. Africa on 19 April, 1941.
4055 Skambracks, GuntherObltStfkpt 8/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6174 "J9 + AK" (lost 8/2/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1941 after being hit by flak near Mereschilowo. Source: A. Mebius.
4056 Skernewitz, HenryLt9/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100020 (lost 8/12/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 5187 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
4057 Skrdla, LeoLt3/KGr-806 (Malta)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8619 "M7 + GL" (lost 8/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew north of Gozo 11 August, 1942, shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 89 Sq., piloted by F/O Fumerton (Ju 88 Loss List).
4058 Skreba, Maximilian Wilhelm "Willi" Fw8 9/JG-77 (3/43; 5/44 Romania), 7/JG-77 (7/44), 10/JG-77 (8/44) Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163044 "Yellow 10" (dam 5/18/44; WIA, combat west of Ploiesti) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a "Jager" (fighter) on 15 March, 1943. His 2nd, in the Sicilian campaign, a P-38F on 24 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-26 80 km southeast of Vellarinta, Sicily. His 4th, a Beaufighter over northern Italy, 25 September, 1943. One known Balkan victory, two B-24s on 5 April, 1944, no location. Another Balkan victory, a B-24 W of Ploesti on 5 May, 1944, as well as a B-24 (e.V.) same day. Several of the above victories may be "unconfirmed" since his 5th victory per OKL was a P-51 claimed over the Balkans on 31 July, 1944. His 6th per OKL, a Yak 9 over Rumania on 20 August, 1944. His 7th, an Il-2 over Rumania on 21 August, 1944. His 8th, a Rumanian Bf 109 over Rumania on 24 August, 1944.
4059 Skrzipek, EduardHptm6/26/1917Rossberg bei Beuthen, OS3Stfkpt 5/KG-26 (10/41), Stfkpt 5/KG-27, Stfkpt 14(Eis)/KG-27 (9/44)He 111 P, He 111H-6 Werk # 4899 "1G + IN" (dam 8/21/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163982 (lost 2/25/45) RK(4/16/43)-EL (6/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/27/42)
EP(11/17/41)
Wound Badge(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 25 February, 1945 in his Bf 109 at the Pilsen airfield, sabotage was suspected. His Obs on 21 August, 1942 was Uffz Ernst Gollhammer. 575 combat missions. Destroyed 45 AC on the ground and 20 trains. Alternate spelling: Skrizipek.
4060 Skulka, ZoltanOgefrHungary1101/3 Ftr. Sq.Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1944 by American bomber return fire. One known victory, a P-51 on 27 July, 1944. Source: Punka-Osprey.
4061 Smischek, JosefUffzII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170980 "Black 10" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Black 10" with P-51s of RAF No. 315 Sq. (Polish) at Beauvais-Tille. He was one of eight "New Growth" pilots slaughtered this day.
4062 Sochatzy, KurtOblt2/5/1915 Schloss Pragerhof Südsteiermark 39 7/JG-3 (6/41 Battle of Britain), Stfkpt 7/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-3 Werk # Unk "White 8", Bf 109F-2 "White 1 + -", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9612 "White 12 + I" (lost 7/16/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8217 "White 9 + -" (lost 8/3/42) RK(8/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Russian POW. Shot down in Wk# 9612 on 16 July, 1941; pilot returned. Twice shot down in "White 9" over Russian territory but managed to get back to his unit. On 3 August, 1942, he was not so lucky. An Il-2, shot down by him, tore off his right wing, whereupon he had to bail out over Kiev and was taken prisoner. He returned in 1949. 180 missions. His first known Soviet victory, two SB-2s on 13 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 15 July, 1942. 1 victory in the West, a Spitfire on 7 June, 1941 at Cape Gris Nez. An additional 27 AC were destroyed on the ground. Bowers/Lednicer, 38 victories. Deceased 2 May, 1996. Photo
4063 Söhlmann, B.Lt2/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 56056 (lost 8/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at the Eindhoven Holland airfield on 18 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
4064 Söldner,Fw31/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Lisieux on 25 June, 1944. A 2nd, a Typhoon NE of Argentan on 17 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-26 at Monschau-Sleiden on 23 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Soldner.
4065 Sommer,Lt32/ZG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st known Soviet AC, an I-16 Rata on 23 August, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 30 km E of Meppen on 8 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 20 km E of Frankfurt on 14 October, 1943. This may be Botho Sommer after released as a French POW, and reassigned, but inconclusive.
4066 Sommer, AdalbertHptm12/3/1914537/JG-52 (3/42 S.U.), 3/JG-2 (11/42), Stfkpt 7/JG-52 (1/43 S.U.), Stab I/JG-2 (2/44)Bf 109F & G< Fw 190A-7 WErk # 642014 (lost 3/14/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 March, 1944; believed the victim of a P-47. First known Soviet victory, an R-5 15 km NE of Star Jalchow on 16 March, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an R-5 on 24 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. An I-153 on 16 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 17 August, 1942. Two Il-2s, a Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s, a U-2 and a Boston on 5 September, 1942. An R-5 on 13 September, 1942. A MiG-3 and two LaGG-3s on 17 September, 1942. A Boston III on 9 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 20 January, 1943. An I-16 on 2 February, 1943. A MiG-1 on 3 February, 1943. One known western victory, a Spitfire IX 4 km N of Borgo Mantello Italy on 29 February, 1944. A B-24 5 km SW of Tuscania on 3 March, 1944. A Spitfire IX 10 km N of Littoria on 7 March, 1944. Magnus, 53 victories.
29 February 1944: The 309th Fighter Sqd , 31st Fighter Group USAAF also reported 10–15 Focke-Wulfs and Capt. James A. Benzing, Lt. Richard D. Faxon and Lt. John F. Porter each claimed one shot down. Porter was wounded in the leg by Flak and two of the American Spitfires were damaged from the same cause. The American leader, Major Garth Jared, described the battle: 'On 29 February 1944, I led a squadron mission of 16 Spitfire type aircraft on a routine patrol over the Anzio beach-head. 1st Lt. William G. Nisbet [was] my wingman. The mission took off at 1335 hours. At approximately 1405 hours, we contacted about 12 Fw 190s in the Cisterna area, and in the ensuing fight, the flight was split into two ship elements, mine consisting of Lt. Nisbet and myself. We followed two enemy aircraft for about 10 or 15 miles north east of Cisterna. The last time that I saw Lt. Nisbet was at approximately 1410 hours, when we turned back toward the beach, and at that time Lt. Nisbet was flying behind me, just north-east of Cisterna. Just after that I heard someone call over the R/T: “I’m bailing out!” I asked: “Who?” and received an unintelligible reply. Other members of the flight however, say the name given was Nisbet. Captain Benzing, added: Approximately three minutes after contact was made with the enemy over the Cisterna area at 1405 hours, I head someone call on the R/T that he was going to bail out … At the time I was engaged with an enemy aircraft and had no time to look for him. However, about two minutes later I was able to break off and started to return to Anzio. I saw a white parachute floating down at about 4,000 feet and watched it down to about 1,000 feet. Hauptmann Adalbert Sommer of Stab I./JG 2, claimed a Spitfire, as did Uffz. Kurth of 1. Staffel whose claim best matches the place and time of Nisbet’s downing. However, the final part of Major Jared’s statement is worth noting: We were going through a very active enemy anti-aircraft zone at the time and it is my belief that the aircraft piloted by Lt. Nisbet was hit by enemy flak, since the FW-190’s had broken away and were no longer in the area.' (Source ghostbombers.com)
4067 Sommer, Botho Lt9/24/191499/ZG-26 (5/40), Grp Adj III/ZG-76 (10/40 Channel)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3421 "3U + DD" (lost 10/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW with unnamed crew after aerial combat east of Weymouth Bay, 7 October, 1940 (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). Update: His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Paul Präuler (WIA) per D.Drury. Conflicting Claims List, a Morane 15 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 20 May, 1940, no location. A 3rd, another Hawk 75 on 22 May, 1940, no location. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 10 July, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Spitfires over England on 18 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire on 11 September, 1940, no location. His 8th & 9th, both Spitfires on 27 September, 1940, no location.
4068 Sommer, EngelbertFhr11/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170969 "< - +"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 3 August, 1944; Unknown reason, near Avranches. Mombeek MIA List.
4069 Sommer, ErichHptm12/12/1912Munich5 Stfkpt 4/JG-11, 1/Aufkl Ob.d.L. (Juvincourt 7/44), Kdr Kdo Sommer (No. Italy 2/45), Kdo Hecht, Kommando Sperling (Sparrow) Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # Unk "T9 + CL" (overturn 7/44 Oranienburg), Fw 190A in JG-11, Ar 234B "T9+IH" (4/16/45), Ar 234B-2b Werk # 140344 "T9 + EH" (4/20/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
"Narvik" Shield
Fighter
Glider Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
While serving in 4/JG-11, he opposed the 306th BG over Wilhelmshaven on 21 May, 1943, and scored his 5th victim, a B-17. 4 bombers known; 3 B-17, 1 B-24. He flew the first jet recon mission over Normandy in an Ar 234B on 2 August, 1944. While on a Recon mission on 19 December, 1944, he was chased by a P-51 of the 352 FG, piloted by Capt. Donald S. Bryan. Sommer was able to escape by diving and landed at Biblis. Despite his orders to destroy his "T9 +EH" at Campoformido on 20 April, 1945, it did not happen, and his Ar 234 fell into Allied hands.
4070 Sommer, ErichLt1/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142503 "F1 + GH" (lost 8/17/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Bizerta harbor 17 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4071 Sommer, FranzUffz13/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2496 (lost 8/3/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 August, 1943, believed to be by return fire from an enemy gunner over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5347. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 August, 1943.
4072 Sommer, Franz 'Fritz'Lt6/3/1920Werl Westfalen1Stab III/JG-26 (4/39-6/40), 6/JG-2 (10/41 Channel)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7648(60% lost), Fw 190A-2 Wk # 5223 "Yel 11"(lost 8/19/42) EK 2(1/16/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 19 August, 1942, by Spitfires, in the A-2 opposing the British Raid on Dieppe, location and cause unknown. He was found 10 October, 1942. Hit an obstacle in Werk # 7648 during a landing at Evreux-Fauville airfield on 14 March, 1942. One known victory, a Halifax of RAF No 10 Sq. on 30 December, 1941, near Brest. 16 missions.
4073 Sommer, LotharOfhr5/6/1921Mailand3/JG-302 (Götzendorf)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165576 "Yellow 14" (lost 8/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Kunzak CZ. Added: Ofhr Sommer was sd by P-51's, and his ac dove into the ground, exploding and scattering the wreckage over a wide area. He was buried in Kunzak and the VDK has not moved him since (D.Drury).
4074 Sommer, WalterOfhr6/JG-4Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 August, 1944 at Salzwedel, no further detail (JG-4 List).
4075 Sommerhoff, HubertUffz2/23/191811III/JG-53 (5/40), 11/JG-53 (9/44 Mörtitz)Bf 109E, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165865 "Black 7 + I" (dam 8/25/44)m Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166207 "Black 21 + I" (70% dam 9/11/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464113 "Black 4 + I" (lost 11/18/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 near Irrendorf, bailed safely. WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s. His AC was severely damaged and he force landed near Mölln Germany. WIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat in the Neustadt/Gleve area. Battle of France pilot.
4076 Sommerich,Oblt2(F)/122He 111H (70% damaged)Observer Operational ClaspUninjured in a non-operational flight on 4 August, 1940, crashing at Wissel, cause unknown. No mention of remaining crew. Wiki Luft data.
4077 Sommermann, RichardFw7/JG-53 (Italy), 6/JG-53 (12/44 Malmsheim)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18250 "White 10 + I" (lost 8/12/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163155 "White 12 + I" (lost 5/23/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 May, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Tivoli, bailed safely. WIA 12 August, 1943 during aerial combat with bombers west of Ischia, bailed safely. Note: Pictured with Lt Trettau in 6/JG-53 at Malmsheim 12/44.
4078 Sonnenberg, WilhelmUffz1/11/1926I/JG-26 (joins 3/44), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731082 "Yellow 12" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 6 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 12" with eith a P-47 of a Spitfire of RAF No. 131 Sq. SE of Vire, between Flers and Vire. Bailed successfully, with injuries. Shot down at least twice over Austria.
4079 Sonnenberg, Wolfram Albert AugustLt10/6/1919Trochel8/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # 2573 "5K + CS" (lost 11/3/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 3 November, 1940 (DOW 4 Nov.) after his ac was sd by Hurricanes of No.46 Sq., piloted by F/O William Lefevre & P/O Charles F.Ambrose. The ac crashed in Wansunt Road, Bexley, Kent. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Cannock Chase): Fw Johannes Kleditzsch, Obs 1 (WIA/DOW 11/5, bur 5/3/52); Gefr Willi Krohn, Obs trainee (bur 1//7/255) and Uffz Ferdinand Zumbrock, R/O (bur 5/3/54). Lt Sonnenberg buried CC/5/3/53. (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
4080 Sonnleitner, HeinrichOblt4/Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L.Do 215 Werk # 0036 "G2 + JH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 30 August, 1940 during a reconnaissance mission over England. He was shot down off the Norfolk Coast by a Sptifire of RAF No. 66 Sq.. Remaining crew(MIA): Ofw Karl Heinz Weise, Fw Neubauer and Ogefr Hefmann. Wiki Luft data. Added: Weiss buried Ysselsteyn, BQ/6/135; no other known graves (D.Drury).
4081 Sonntag, HeinzObltStab II/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 602 Sq. while attacking the Naval Air Station at Ford, Sussex. Crashed at sea. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Witton, believed buried at Bourdon, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 167, dated 15 September, 1940, believed to be the date his body recovered from the sea. (D.Drury).
4082 Sonntag, SiegfriedLt1/19/1914AmbergStab II/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5064 "9K + DD" (50% dam 8/9/40), Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7060 "9K + EC" (lost 10/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 October, 1940; ditched at sea when 7060 developed an engine fire during a return from a raid on London. Remaining crew: Oblt Helmuth von Claer, Obs (KIA, bur Bourdon Fr., Blk 17, Row 1, Gr 22); Ofw Anton Stegmüller, R/O (MIA) and Fw Heinrich Märte (alt Sp Marte), Flt Engr (rescued by German ASR, ret'd to Fr.). Lt Sonntag buried at Bourdon, Blk 8, Row 9, Gr 336 (D.Drury). AC 5064 reported damaged on takeoff from Montdesir on 9 August, 1940, cause unknown, crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List).
4083 Söthe, FritzHptm1810/NJG-1 (3/43), 3/NJG-4 (7/43), Stab II/NJG-4 (10/43), 4/NJG-4 (4/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140083 (WIA 6/12/44), Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714153 (lost 9/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge 6/12/44)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28/29 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Lambrecht-Neustadt (Boiten). One known victory, a Wellington on 12 March, 1943. Another Wellington 10 km E of Avernes on 4 July, 1943. A Halifax at Wambrechies on 11 August, 1943. A "4 mot" N of Saarlouis on 28 August, 1943. A B-17 N of Rossignol, NE of Montmedy, on 14 October, 1943. A Lancaster on 20 February, 1944. A double victory on 21 April, 1944; two "4 mots" N of Paris. A "4 mot" near St. Dizier on 25 April, 1944. A "4 mot" near Paris on 1 May, 1944. Another double victory on 1 June, 1944; both "4 mots", one N of Paris, the other at Meru. A "4 mot" at Trappes on 8 June, 1944. A "4 mot" SW of Evreux on 11 June, 1944. A double victory on 1 July, 1944; both "4 mots", one in the area E of Blois, the other near Bourges. A "4 mot" at Chartres and another at Artenay on 5 July, 1944. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Sothe.
4084 Späte, WolfgangMaj9/8/1911Dresden99Recon pilot, 5/JG-54, Stafkpt 5/JG-54, EKdo-16, Kdr IV/JG-54, Kdr III/JG-11 (9/44), Kdr JG-400, I/JG-7 (Rechlin)Bf 109Fs "Black 4,5,6 & 12 in 5/JG-54, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8207 w/ 5/JG-54 (lost), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 5786 (one time w/ 5/JG-54), Fw 190A-8 (lost), Me 163B-0 "PK + QL", Me 262 RK(10/5/41)-EL(4/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)
EP(8/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Gldr Bdg
Wnd Bdg
Ftr.Oper.Clasp
5 Bombers in an Me 262. On 25 June, 1941, Späte was downed in Werk# 8207 "VD+AV" east of Rossilnie. The victim of an Il-2 rear gunner, and listed as "MIA", he returned shortly thereafter. His first known Soviet victory, either an I-26 of an I-18 on 17 March, 1942. One known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 28 June, 1944. Three Soviet La-5s on 15 July, 1944. On 15 August, 1944, as Kdr IV/JG-54, he was shot down twice in two different A-8s. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 26 August, 1944. One known victory, a B-25 in the Nijmegen area on 25 September, 1944. A Spitfire E of Arnhem on 26 September, 1944. In December, 1944, he commanded JG-400, flying the Me 163. In March 1945, he was Operational Unit Kdr. of I/JG-7 in April, 1945. His 95th victory, a B-17 in the Dresden area on 17 April, 1945. His 96th, a B-17 SW of Prag on 19 April, 1945. Nos. 97 to 99, three B-17s SW of Prag on 25 April, 1945. Over 600 missions. 90 victories in the East. He flew Bf 109F-2 "Black 1" in October, 1941, when he was Stfkpt of 5/JG-54. Bowers/Lednicer, 99 victories. Sometimes spelled Spaete. Deceased 30 April, 1997. Photo
4085 Specht, EwaldFwStab/KGr.z.b.V.-105 (41-43), I/TG-4 (5/43)Ju 52Transport Operational Clasp From 1941 to his last flight on 10 August, 1944, he flew 144 flights, both para drops & supply missions from North Africa to Russia (Document lot found online, Janssen Militaria)..
4086 Specht, OttoUffz7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0166 "F8 + ER" (lost 8/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1943 while flying co-pilot for Oblt Bernhard Kunisch. Their ac was hit by return fire from a RN Sloop, HMS Stork, and made an emergency landing at Santiago de Compostela, Corunna, Spain. See Oblt Bernhard Kunisch for further detail (D.Dury).
4087 Speckmann, AugustHptm9/NJG-2Bf 110, Ju 88Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28/29 July, 1944; crashed after combat 20 km SSW of Toul. Source: M. Balss.
4088 Speichert, HansUffz19/JG-26Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440667 "White 15" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 June, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 15" with a P-47 of 368FG flown by Lt Paul Jasper, 30 km SW of St. Lo. Jasper saw the propeller freeze and bits and pieces, including the 109s canopy came flying off. He pulled along side and saw Speichert i, in his blue flight suit, salute, stand up and bail out. Jasper collided with another P-47 this same date, injuring both hips and becoming a POW. His fellow P-47 pilot, who was at fault, died in the collision. Speichert went on convalescent leave until August 7th. His one known victory, a P-51 at Villedieu-les-Poeles on 22 June, 1944, before being downed himself (Perry Claims). The Perry List adds the question "Zeichert" and calls this victory #3.
4089 Speigl, MartinOfw1/20/1915AmbergFlight Instructor Sch.Kp./Blindflugschule-4 (Kastrup)Ju 52/3m Werk # 4039 (lost at sea)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 14 July, 1941, crashing into the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Sweden, near Kögebukten, during a training mission. Swedish AA guns did fire at a German AC at Trelleborg on this date, and Speigls AC may have been the one on the receiving end, and causing the crash. His body washed ashore 6 August, 1941 at Kögebukten, near Ystad, and was buried at Trelleborg Sweden on 9 August, 1941. Two other crewmen from this flight were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery in Denmark; Uffz Heinz Rutenberg, a student R/O (born 1/18/1917 Güstrow) and Uffz Hans Thalec, R/O Instr (born 10/28/1916 Leoben/Steiermark). Two others remain MIA, both student pilots; Uffz Helmut Wirth (born 11/4/1917 Orteisburg) and Gefr Viktor Lechner (born 1/19/1920 Senzenberg). Source: B.Widfeldt
4090 Spengler, HermannUffz15/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12853 "Black 4 + -" (lost 8/11/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 August, 1941 after failing to recover from a stall at Tschudowo. One known victory, his 1st Soviet, an I-15 at the Orany airfield on 22 June, 1941. Magnus, 7 victories.
4091 Spenner, ManfredHptm5/20/191817 JG-52, 3/JG-53 (9/42), 3/JG-4 (8/43-3/44) Bf 109E, Bf 109F & G (Trop) in JG-53, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161371 "Yellow 3" (lost 3/9/44 in JG-4 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 March, 1944 after being shot down by flak at Carroata (JG-4 List & (Magnus). One known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 on 12 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 24 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 25 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 27 September, 1942. One known victory, his second Desert, a Spitfire in N. Africa on 2 January, 1943. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 near Korfaresti on 1 August, 1943. Another known victory, a Dragonfly on 13 January, 1944. Another Dragonfly on 18 January, 1944. A 3rd Dragonfly in Italy on 20 January, 1944. A Spitfire in the Nettuno area on 24 January, 1944. Another Dragonfly on 6 February, 1944. Another Dragonfly on 8 February, 1944. A Lysander near Anzio on 13 February, 1944. A Dragonfly over Italy on 16 February, 1944. A P-40 over northern Italy on 22 February, 1944. Magnus, approximately 27 victories.
4092 Speyer, ErwinFw3/NAGr-14Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200050 (lost 8/3/44)Observer Operational ClaspWIA 3 August, 1944 at Breal Sous Vitre, no further detail (absa3945).
4093 Spies, Hans Heinrich Oblt 4(H)/31 (3/42), 3/NAGr-14 (8/44 France) Fw 189A-3, Bf 109G-8 Werk # 200234 (lost 8/9/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 9 August, 1944 in the Le Mans area, no further detail. DK-G Awards List & D. Stankey.
4094 Spies, WalterMaj77/JG-53(1/41), Kdr II/JG-53(6/41; 4/42 Comiso), Kdr I/JG-53(8/42), JG-1, I/JG-11, Kdr II/JG-27 (12/44)Bf 109E-8 (1/41), Bf 109F-4 (6/41), Bf 110 in ZG-26, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130329 "Yellow 12" (lost 12/12/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 December, 1944 in his G-10, no cause and location reported. One victory, the first of Operation Barbarossa, was an SB bomber of the 40th High Speed Bomber Aviation Regt.. (This victory may be incorrectly attributed to Waler, and belonged to Wilhelm.) An Il-2 at Panschino on 18 August, 1942. Another Il-2 at Panschino on 23 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 31 August, 1942. Two Il-2 S of Kotluban on 18 September, 1942. One known B-17 victory, his 7th, was on 17 April, 1943, while with I/JG-11. Magnus, 13 victories.
4095 Spille, WalterFw23/NJG-1Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2694 (lost 8/28/42 DeSwart)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 August, 1942 during aerial combat. His Bf 110 crashed at Reeuwijl Holland, north of Gouda (DeSwart & Benton). One known victory, a "4 Mot Flgz." 500 m south of Maeseyck on 1 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Wellington 400 m south of Lierop on 12 August, 1942.
4096 Spinner, LudwigLt44/JG-2 (10/41-9/42)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5527 (lost 8/19/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0526 (lost 9/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 September, 1942 during aerial cobat with fighters in Werk # 0526 near Rouen. Shot down with wounds, and bailed safely, on 19 August, 1942 near Poix in Werk # 5527. One known victory, a Spitfire by Fruges on 7 August, 1941. A second Spitfire near Le Touquet on 21 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire near the Sommemündung on 8 November, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire into the sea 10 km northeast of Cherbourg on 5 August, 1942.
4097 Spitzer, LambertFw56/ZG-76 (5/40), 9/NJG-3, 7/NJG-3 (8/42)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3681 "D5 + DR" (lost 8/11/42)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIFA 11 August, 1942; crashed at Skagerrak due to engine failure on a transit flight (Boiten). One known victory, a Morane on 15 May, 1940, at Montcornet. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire on 25 May, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hampden on 6 July, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Hurricane W of London on 7 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 33.2 on 29 August, 1941.
4098 Splete, FritzUffz11/8/1919Ellerbeck/Osnabrück3(F)/33 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430847 "8H + CL" (lost 8/18/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew 18 August, 1943 due to return fire from enemy aircraft, one other crew KIA, crew from 2(F)/122 (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Uffz Splete and two others survived the crash which took place somewhere between Italy and Africa. Remaining crew: Heinrich Möllering (Surv), Hubert Daniels (Surv) and a Czilkowski, Gnr (KIA). Fritz Splete died of cancer, 17 January, 1995, "beloved husband & father". Source: Burkhard Splete, Son.
4099 Spoden, PeterHptm11/8/1921Borken bei Münster24 6/NJG-5, 10/NJG-1(S.U.), 5/NJG-5(6/43 Parchim), 7/NJG-6(3/44 Hungary), Stfkpt 6/NJG-6(7/44 Hungary), Kdr II/NJG-6 (12/44 Schwäbish Hall), Kdr I/NJG-6(3/45) Kl 35, Ju 52, He 111, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6359 "C9 + HN" (lost 8/43), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621371 "2Z + FP" (lost 12/28/44), & 621497 "2Z + DP" (3/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/45)
EP (10/5/44)
EK 1 (11/15/43) & 2 (8/20/43)
HJ Pin
Wound Badge in Silver (1/3/45)
Night Fighter Oper. Clasp in Silver (7/8/44)
POW 29 April, 1945. Recipient of the Honor Goblet. 60+ missions. The Kl 35 was a two-seat open-cockpit trainer/liason AC. On 23 August, 1943, he was shot down with his third wound by HJ AA fire. He and his R/O, Uffz Rüdke, bailed successfully, however his Observer/gunner/mechanic, Uffz Franz Ballweg, was KIA, found strapped in the seat of the crashed AC. Ballweg replaced by a Fw Schmiedler. In 1981, he learned that he had been promoted to Hptm, when he applied for his pension. His 1st victory was a Lancaster of RAF No. 44 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Johnie Drew (KIA) over Peenemunde on 17/18 August, 1943. His 10th victory, a B-17 on 24 February, 1944, no location. A "2 mot" NW of Neunkirchen on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" 40 km SW of Darmstadt on 13 August, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. Two Lancasters 20 km NW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. A triple victory, three Lancasters in the Heilbronn area on 4 December, 1944. His 19th, a B-24 25 km SW of Karlsruhe on 2 February, 1945. His 20th a Lanc. 30 km SW of Worms on 2/21/45. Victories 20 & 21 were Lancasters SW of Pforzheim on 23 February, 1945. His last two victories, Nos. 23 & 24, both "4 mots", one at Dessau, the other 60 km SW of Dessau, 3/7/45. Added: His Wk# 621371 was reported lost due to his own flak. Crew at the time: Uffz Wilhelm Koy (R/O), Uffz Iwert and Uffz Pelzer (Balss).
4100 Sponnagel, DietrichOblt4/27/192011(H)/31 ('43), 1(Erg)/JGr-West ('44), 11/JG-27 (8/44 France), 12/JG-27 (2/45 Reich Def), Stffüh 11/JG-27 (3/45) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413595 "Red 5 + I" (dam 8/23/44), Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 3/24/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 March, 1945; sd, no location, buried Gütersloh (LOCS). WIA 23 August, 1944 at Ermenonville, cause unknown. His first victory, a P-38 SE of Köln on 25 February, 1945.

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