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4201 Sterr, Heinrich BaziOblt9/24/1919Ortenburg Niederbayern1306/JG-54 (7/42), 7/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (5/43), Stfkpt 16/JG-54 (9/44)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 #13609 "Yellow 10 + -" (80% dam 1/7/43), Fw 190A-6 # 530353 "Yellow 4" (lost 10/8/43), Fw 190A-8 # 171684 (lost 11/26/44) in 16/JG-54 RK(12/5/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)
EP(4/30/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(1/7/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944, shot down in Werk# 171684 "Blue 4" during a landing, by a pair of P-51s at Vörden Germany airfield. Downed with wounds twice while in 6 Staffel; 1/7/43 in # 13609 "Yellow 10", by 4 Lagg 3s north of Ramuschewo and 10/8/43 in # 530353 "Yellow 4", 3 km northeast of Dymer. Known to fly an Fw 190A "Yellow 2" also. 127 victories in Russia. His 1st known Soviet victory, an Il-2 at Kola on 19 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 28 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 6 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 10 km N of Worschina See on 12 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 17 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 29 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 30 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 January, 1943. A P-40 and a LaGG-5 on 27 February, 1943. A Pe-2, a P-39 and a LaGG-3 on 7 March, 1943. Seven victories on 2 August, 1943. Six La-5s on 8 October, 1943. An La-5 and an Il-2 on 25 January, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 in the Nijmegen area on 23 September, 1944. Another victory, a B-25 in the same area on 25 September, 1944. Had been nominated for the EL. Photo
4202 Sterz, WernerObltWekusta 1 Ob.d.L. (Norway)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430540 (lost 8/13/43)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at the Stavanger-Sola airfield 13 August, 1943, crash cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
4203 Sterzl, KarlFw4/26/19205/KG-66Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330847 "L1 + UP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 3 August, 1944; killed during a practice flight at Montdidier, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIFA): Uffz Johannes Roth, geb 10/22/1919, Obs and Uffz Paul Jacobs, geb 6/25/1923, R/O. Source: B.Bines. Note: This AC seems to be on loan from LG-1 with the "L1 + UP" designation.
4204 Steudel, FritzOfw4/27/1918Friedersdorf, Bitterfeld6/KG-53 (2/40 Channel), 13/KG-53 (9/42), 10/EKG-1 (4/45)He 111P & H RK(2/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(4/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
A Radio Operator, on the crew of Uffz Georg Ackermann, also an RK Holder, and later with Obstlt Hans Bader. Approximately 500+ combat mission, most against the Soviet Union. Deceased 25 August, 2004 Rastede/Westerstede (P. Bastin).
4205 Stichaller, FerdinandFw1(F)/Aufkl. Gr. Ob.d.L.Do 215B-4 Werk # 0068 "T5 + BC" (lost 8/7/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 7 August, 1941 in the area around Roslavl and Bryansk, SW of Moscow, cause unknown. Remaining crew (desig unk): Lt Joachim Babick (or Babiek); Fw Walter Kramer and Uffz Christian Stirnwald (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Stiehhaller.
4206 Stickel, HeinzLt69/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1944 at Osaritschi (Magnus & H. Breuer). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 10 June, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 22 June, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-4 on 5 July, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-9 12 km NE of Yelnya on 17 September, 1943.
4207 Stiefelhagen, AugustUffz9/24/1920Werden Land/Ruhr6/JG-2 Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0322 (lost 10/15/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0130210 "Black 2" (lost 12/13/42) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 13 December, 1942 when he accidentally struck the ground in Werk # 0210 during a low-level flight near Garonne (Bordeaux). Wounded 15 October, 1942 in Werk # 0322 in aerial combat with fighters. Crash landed near Brionne (Bernay). Added: A more precise crash location is Col de l'Homme, near Vergnelongue Farm, 50km N of Carcassonne, Aude, France, where he crashed into the mountainous terrain due to bad weather. He is buried in the German War Cem at Dagneux, Blk 37, Row 1, Gr 7 (D.Drury).
4208 Stigler, Gustel August1911Amberg (Bav)KG-806 (Caen)Ju 88 (lost 10/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 10 October, 1940; takeoff accident at Caen. BOB pilot. A Glider pilot in 1927. He was a student of his brother Franz at "B" school (instruments).
4209 Stigler, Ludwig FranzOblt.8/21/1915Amberg (Bav)28Flt Instr(40), 2 & 4/JG-27(5/42 Martuba Libya; 6/42 Sidi Barani Egypt), 6/JG-27(5/43 Trapani Sicily; 7/43 So. Ital.), Stfkpt 12/JG-27(1/44 Graz), 8/JG-27, Actg Kdr III/JG-27(10/44 Grossenhain), JV-44(2/45 Lechfeld & Brandenburg; 3/45 Munich)He 72 (as Instr @ Dresden), Bf 109F/Trop Werk # 8401 "Wht 12 + -" (80% dam 6/25/42; eng dam near Tmimi) w/4 Staffel, Bf 109G-4 "Yellow 2 (4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15371 (lost 5/15/43; injured in a crash at Trapani), Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 16347 (80% dam 6/3/43 TO accident, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 12" (8/43 Wiesbaden), Bf 109G-6 "Yel 2" (44), Bf 109G-14 (10/44), Fw 190D-9, Me 262A-1a "White 3" (also flown by Adolf Galland)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/ "400" Pendant
On 20 Dec., 1943, Stigler refused to shoot down the heavily damaged B-17 F, Ser.# 42-3167, "Ye Olde Pub", of 379BG. The B-17 pilot, 2nd Lt. Charles L. Brown, learned the identity of the chivilrous pilot in 1990, and they have been friends ever since. Stigler lived in Vancouver, B.C. and Brown in Miami. Article of the event and a Stigler autographed photo on file. 487 missions. 17 victories in the Desert. 11 bombers, 2 with the Me 262. Shot down 17 times, bailing 6 times. Serious wounds from B-17 return fire, shattering his windshield. 30 unconfirmed victories. Nominated for the RK. One known victory, his 1st, a P-40 SW of Ft. Acroma North Africa on 31 May, 1942. Another, a Spitfire V N of El Alamein on 10 July, 1942. A P-38F of 82FG, piloted by Lt Conrad Bentzlin (drowned) on 16 April, 1943, at sea, 70km west of Marettimo. His 20th, a B-17 10 km S of Urach, E of Freiburg , on 6 September, 1943. A double victory, Nos 21 & 22, on 29 November, 1943; both B-17s, one 3 km NW of Harpstedt, the other (an HSS) 15 km SW of Wildenhausen. His 24th, a B-24 NW of Cirkle on 19 March, 1944. his 25th, a P-38 2 km W of Dunavecse on 3 April, 1944. A Spitfire in the Rambouillet area on 16 August, 1944. His famous student, Barkhorn! Both Stigler & Brown deceased in 2008, Stigler 22 March (P. Bastin). Alternate spelling: Steigler & Stiegler (109 Loss List).
4210 Stöber, GustavUffz12/15/1907Hötzelroda3/KG-27He 111P-3 Werk # Unk (lost 8/23/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1940 when his ac crashed near Avord, Cher, France, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt Albert Ginzinger, Obs (of Erg/KG-27); Uffz Herbert Lange, R/O and Gefr Bernhard Toben, Flt Engr. The deceased are buried in the War Cem. at Dagneux (Fr), Blk 25, Row 1 as follows: Stöber Gr 28, Ginzinger Gr 29, Lange Gr 27 and Toben Gr 30 (D.Drury).
4211 Stöber, KurtFw4/24/1918367/JG-54 (3/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 "Wh 8", Bf 109F-4 "Wh 8", Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10438 "Blue 1" or Werk # 10423 "Blue 10" [per DK-G List] (lost 1/15/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/43 in absentia)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 January, 1943 after being shot down in "Blue 1" over Welikije/Luki. Prior; downed 20 January, 1942 at the Siwerskaja S.U. airfield by a Pe 2 Rear Gunner, his F-2 being 20% damaged, pilot disposition unknown. On 6 March, 1942 in his F-4, he did a headstand on landing, damaging the AC 20%, pilot disposition unknown. His first known Soviet victory, an I-26 on 22 March, 1942. An I-153 on 18 April, 1942. A P-40 on 27 April, 1942. A Yak-1 on 2 June, 1942. A P-40 on 20 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. A quad on 11 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 19 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 21 August, 1942. A P-2 on 22 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 27 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 30 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. A P-40 on 20 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an I-16 Rata on 1 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 26 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 30 December, 1942. Three LaGG-3s, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 6 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 January, 1943. Alternate spelling Stober. POW release in 1948. Deceased 2 May, 2000.
4212 Stock, HermannOblt711/NJG-3, 12/NJG-3 (Grove De. 8/43)Ju 88C "D5 + MX" (30% damaged)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
On a transfer flight on 23 August, 1943, from from Grove to Kastrup Denmark, he crashed at the Kastrup airfield, standing his Ju 88 on its nose. None of the crew were injured. Remaining crew: Gefr Will Eiben, R/O and Uffz Heinz Philipp, Mech (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a Halifax V of RCAF No.428 Sq., DK 239, "NA-Q", at Grevenbroichon, near Lüneburg, 27 July, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 at Insel Samse (Denmark) on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 at Ostfriesland on 13 December, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 25 km N of Juist on 4 January, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 SE of Diepholz on 11 January, 1944. A 7th, a "4 mot" 150 km NW of Frankfurt-Main on 22 March, 1944. Magnus Report and Boiten, 8 victories.
4213 Stockbauer, KurtUffz24/NJG-4Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7/8 August, 1944 during aerial combat 30 km SW of Paris (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" at Trappes on 8 June, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" over northern France on 5 July, 1944. Boiten 3 victories.
4214 Stockbauer, Ludwig R?Lt1(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0396 "4U + HH" (lost 8/26/41)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1941when he was shot down during a reconnaissance mission over Bristol and Birmingham England. He was the victim of two Hurricanes of RAF No.615 Sq., piloted by F/O R.G.O.J.Mouchette and Sgt Hamilton. The AC crashed at 18:34 hours at Belgooly, Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland, where the entire crew were interned. Remaining crew: Lt Rudolf Bauer, Observer; Gefr Herbert Schulze, R/O and Gefr Gerhard Grechsel, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
4215 Stockhowe, ErnstFw42/JG-53 (5/41; 7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 (lost 5/41), Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/13/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 January, 1944 (Magnus). Stockhowe was injured and lost an F-2 at Leipzig-Mockau on 13 May, 1941 due to an accident (Prien). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 20 August, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 18 September, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 21 September, 1942.
4216 Stöckl, AloisObst8/22/1895Mühldorf am InnKdr III/KG-255 (5/39), Kdr III/KG-51 (3/40), Kdr Stab/KG-55 (8/40 Villa Coublay Fr.)Do 17M, He 111P & Ju 88A in KG-51, He 111P-4 Werk # 2898 "G1 + AA" (lost 8/14/40) in KG-55 RK(7/4/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze
Channel Observer. KIA 14 August, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 609 Sq., piloted by F/O John Dundas & P/O David Crook, in the area of Boscombe Down, Middle Wallop. The ac crashed at Dean Hill, East Dean, Hampshire. Remaining crew (KIC): Obst Walter Frank, Chief of Staff V Fliegerkorps (bur CC 2/2/32)and Oblt Bruno Brossler, Pilot (bur CC 2/2/30); Stöckl bur CC 2/2/35; R/O, Fw Heinz Grimmstein and Flt Engr, Fw Jonny Thiel survived and were taken prisoner (Kaiser RK book & D.Drury). Approximately 30 combat missions. Replaced by Major Korte. Alternate spelling: Stoeckl.
Cannock Chase
4217 Stockmann, Gerhard HansFhjFw112/JG-53 (3/42-10/42 Med), 3/JG-53 (12/42), 2/JG-53 (3/44 Italy)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7273 (lost 3/4/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7542 (lost 10/5/42; combat with a Spitfire over Malta, bailed safely, pilot rescued OK), Bf 109G Werk # 162357 "Black 5" (lost 3/26/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 March, 1944; shot down near Zagreb Yugoslavia while attacking B-24s (Yugo crashes-Shrani). Stockmann known to have made a water landing off Malta on 4 March, 1942, as a result of aerial combat; rescued by ASR, Do 24 of 6/Seenotstaffel (Prien). His first victory was a Hurricane over Malta on 4 March, 1942. His first Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. A P-2 on 30 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 8 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 9 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 17 September, 1942. A MiG-3 on 18 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 21 September, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 24 September, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire at 39/5/1 in N. Africa on 13 December, 1942. His 11th, a bomber on 19 January, 1943.
4218 Stöffler, KarlLt1Stab IV/KG-40 (Atlantic)Bf 109F Escort for Fw 200, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360015 "F8 + KD" (lost 7/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Wellington "HX518" 10 km NNW of La Corüna on 20 July, 1942. The Ju 88 Loss List states he was flying Ju 88C-6 this date and was KIA at La Corüna, one unnamed crew returned. Added: His ac was sd by a Wellington of 15 OTU and crashed 30km off Sisargas Island, Spain. Two crewmen reported as Ofw August Möller, killed, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 1, Gr 6, and August Werner, survived. Added: The ac crashed into the sea, and a fishing vessel went to give assistance. Werner was WIA and rescued; Möller's body was recovered; Lt Stöffler slipped into the sea during the rescue, and is listed as missing at sea. One other unnamed crewman was KIA (D.Drury).
4219 Stohl, WernerUffz214/KG-40 (10/42), 2 ZG-1 (8/43)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Whitley V, shared with Dieter Meister, on 12 October, 1942. A 2nd, a Sunderland on 18 August, 1943.
4220 Stöhr, FriedrichUffzII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 181796 "CM + YH" (lost 8/8/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1943 probably due to flak, no location reported.
4221 Stöhr, WernerLtI/KG-26 (Kemi)He 111H-5 Werk # 883578 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1941; shot down by enemy fighters during an attack on the Murmansk railway. Remaining crew: Fw Siegfried Gosse, Observer (WIA); Uffz Walter Forster, R/O (no disposition reported) and Uffz Kurt Gersing, Gunner (KIA). Source: SIG Norway.
4222 Stoldt, Walter Hptm4/20/1913Hamburg1/KG-76Do 17Z Werk # 2504 "F1 + IH" (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940: sd by a Hurricane of No.32 Sq., piloted by P/O Alan Eckford. The Dornier was sd during an attack on RAF Kenley, and crashed at Hurst Green, near Oxted, Surrey. Remaining crew: Fw Johann Beck, Obs (POW), Uffz Paul Gengel, R/O (KIA); Ofw Wilhelm Lautersack, Flt Engr (POW) and Oblt Walter Surk, a War Correspondant, (KIA). The three deceased are buried in a collective grave at CC, Plot 9, Row 3, Gr 13 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
4223 Stoll, JakobOblt13Stfkpt 9/JG-53 (9/39; 4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim)Bf 109D, Bf 109E (lost 12/39), Bf 109E-3 in 40, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1174 (lost 9/17/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 September, 1940 during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary, crashing into the sea (Prien). Injured in a Bf 109E force landing accident at Trier on 29 December, 1939, cause unknown (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux W of Saalautern, 6 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Potez 63 W of Saarbrücken on 7 November, 1939. His 3rd & 4th, both Morane 406s 15 km west of Abbeville, 31 May, 1940. A "damaged" Hurricane NW of Reims on 1 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane north of Creil, 3 June, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire 10 km E of Südspitz Portland on 25 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire in the Dungeness area on 6 September, 1940. Nos.8 & 9, both Spitfires NW of Calais on 9 September, 1940. His 10th, a Blenheim of RAF No.235 Sq. at Calais on 11 September, 1940. Nos.11, 12 & 13, all Spitfires S of London on 15 September, 1940.
4224 Stoll, KarlUffz6/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5540 (lost 8/25/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4021 "F1 + BP" (lost 9/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Stalingrad 3 September, 1942 after being hit by flak. MIA (briefly) with unnamed crew at Stalingrad 25 August, 1942 after an enemy fighter attack (Ju 88 Loss List).
4225 Stolle, BrunoHptm4/13/1915Münster Westfalen35I/LG-1(9/39), 3/JG-51(1/40), 8/JG-2 (3/40), Stafkpt 8/JG-2(9/40), Kdr III/JG-2(7/43), Kdr I/JG-11, ErprobungsKdo Ta 152 (Oct 44)Bf 109 E, Bf 109F"Blk 1"(40) in JG-2, Bf 109F-1s "Black 11 + I" and "13 + I" (France 8/41) in 8/JG-2, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 5735 "Blk 12" in 8/JG-2, Ta 152 in Ekdo RK(3/17/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/42)
EP(9/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
5 Bombers. In August, 1944, he served with the Ta 152 Trial Unit (EKdo Ta 152) at Rechlin Test Center. Following a brief stay there, he was assigned as Acting Kdr of I/JG-11 in October, 1944. 271 combat missions. All victories were in the West. One known victory, his 1st & 2nd, two Spitfires at Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 30 km SW of the Isle of Wight on 26 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire west of Armentieres on 2 July, 1941. His 5th, a Blenheim on 5 July, 1941, no location. On 14 August, 1941, he downed 2 Spitfires, victories 7 & 8, at St. Omer/Gravelines. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires E of Boulogne on 16 August, 1941. Nos.14 & 15, both Spitfires on 5 December, 1941, no locations. His last victory, a "4 mot" on 20 December, 1943. Deceased 22 January, 2004.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Stolle (L) with Egon Mayer (R)
4226 Stolle, HansUffzI/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5306 (70% dam 8/12/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing at Dunkirk airfield on 11 August, 1942 due to engine trouble.
4227 Stolle, WilhelmOfw8/11/19144/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # Unk (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 21 August, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No.611 Sq., piloted by P/O John Lund and P/O Maurice Brown. The ac crashed into the sea off Scolt Head, Norfolk. The bodies of the crew washed ashore later near Brancaster, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Lt Hellmut Krüger, Obs One; Ofw Erich Kotulla, Obs Two and Uffz Helmut Kaschner, Gnr.. Burials at CC are as follows: Stolle 5/4/80; Krüger 5/4/79 and Kotulla 5/10/229. Kaschner buried in the War Graves at Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard, Plot 2, Row 1, Gr 1 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
4228 Stoller, Hans JoachimUffz2/4/1921Egelsdorf12/JG-26 (10/42), 8/JG-26 (8/43)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5306 (crashed 8/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2371 "Black 5" (lost 10/2/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5613 (lost 8/9/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1943 during aerial combat in Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5613 "Black 11" with Spitfires of RAF No. 331 Sq. (Norwegians) 7 km NE of Calais. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/8/318 (Rosseels). WIA 2 October, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires of the American 4th FG at Bollezeele. Stoller bailed successfully with injuries. WIFA 12 August, 1942 when he made a crash landing at Mardyck airfield due to engine problems. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Calais/Cape Gris Nez on 2 October, 1942.
4229 Stolp, WalterUffz6/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-1 Trop Werk # 2532 "S7 + LP" (lost 8//31/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 31 August, 1942 at Bie El Hama after enemy fighter attack. Ju 87 Loss List
4230 Stolte, Paul AugustHptm43 I/JG-54, 3/JG-1 (4/41), Acting Kdr I/JG-1 (4/42), Stfkpt 6/JG-3 (9/42; 4/43 Schiphol) Bf 109E-3 "Yellow 1" & Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 1" in 3/JG-1, Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13765 (WIFA 10/31/42), Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14936 "Yellow 1 + --" (WIA-Ftr 3/25/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 26019 "Yellow 5" (WIA; force land-Ftr 9/27/43, Bf 109G-5 Wk# 27087 "Yellow 1 + I" (lost at sea 10/18/43, low on fuel & ran into fog)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 October, 1943, his G-5 crashing in the Waddenzee Holland. Shot down west of Strasbourg and captured 17 April, 1940. He was released after France capitulated. His first victory, a Blenheim west of Katwijk, 22 March, 1941. His 2nd, another Blenheim the next day, west of Hock-van-Holland. His 3rd, a Blenheim 130 km NW of Texel on 28 May, 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, a low flying MiG-1 on 26 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 1 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 13 February, 1943. A Boston on 22 Februry, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 March, 1943. An I-180 on 19 March, 1943. A Pe-2 on 23 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 June, 1943. A LaGG and two Yak-1s on 3 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 June, 1943. His 17th, a LaGG-5 on 21 June, 1943. Three Pe-2s and a Yak-1 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 7 July, 1943. A LaGG-5, two Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 11 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 20 July, 1943. Two Il-7s on 25 July, 1943. His 41st victory, a B-17 into the North Sea on 24 September, 1943. His 42nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Neuwolda on 27 September, 1943. His 43rd, a B-17 5 km NW of Langeoog on 2 October, 1943.
4231 Stoltmann, HerbertOfw17/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 257 (60% dam 1/6/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing at Dugino on 6 January, 1943, cause not reported. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 August, 1942.
4232 Stolz,Ofw1Stabstaffel/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1944.
4233 Stolz, ChristianFw16/JG-5 (9/42 Norway; 8/43 S.U.)Bf 109E-7 (9/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 15597 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 8/18/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 August, 1943; AA fire, 3 km south of Loh Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His one known Soviet victory, an I-153 SE of the Louchi I airfield on 9 August, 1943. WIA 2 September, 1942 during aerial combat at Murmansk (SIG Norway).
4234 Stolz, Johannes HansFw69/JG-2 (8/41), Erg/JG-West (1/43 France), 10/JG-2 (6/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5904 (lost 1/25/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550215 (lost 8/24/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1943 during aerial combat, crashing at Bosquet. Injured in a collision at the Mont de Marsan airfield with 109 Wk# 4875, piloted by Uffz Franz Reinke (injured also) on 25 January, 1943. Channel pilot. One known victory, a Spitfire east of Boulogne on 16 August, 1941. his 2nd, a Whirlwind on 12 February, 1942. his 3rd, a Spitfire on 11 August, 1942. A 4th, a P-38 on 29 June, 1943. A double victory, a 5th & 6th, both Spitfires at Bernay on 16 August, 1943.
4235 Stolze, HerbertFw8/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550134 "3E + KS" (lost 8/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 1 August, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
4236 Storer,Ogefr15/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 21 August, 1944.
4237 Störmer, PaulLt8/6/1920Hamburg / Bergedorf1(F)/123 (Atlantic)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1688 "4U + KH" (lost 8/23/42)Observer Operational ClaspInterned (POW) 23 August, 1942 on a recon mission over Belfast, when they crash landed at Carriglong, near Tramore Co., Waterford, Ireland after being severely damaged by Spitfires of Nos. 152, 315 & 504 Sqds. Remaining crew (POW): Hptm Gottfried Berndt, Obs (geb 12/19/16 Linz); Ofw Karl Hund, R/O (geb 3/31/14 Landstuhl) and Uffz Josef Reiser, Gnr (5/31/19 Wasserborg). (Ju 88 Loss List).
4238 Storp, WalterGenMaj2/2/1910Schnecken, East PrussiaDestroyer pilot, 8/KG-4 (5/40), Kdr SKG-210 (Russia 7/41), Kdr KG-6 (Med 9/43), Kdr KG-76 (11/44)Bf 110 in SKG-210, Ju 88A-1 "5J + AS" in KG-4 (lost 6/3/40), Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144410 "3E + AA" (dam 6/28/43) in KG-6, Ju 88A in KG-76 RK(10/21/40)-EL(7/14/41)
EP(10/20/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Served in Norway, France, attacks against England and the Mediterranean. He crashed a Ju 88 into the North Sea off Duinkerken Holland on 3 June, 1940, no further detail. He lost a 2nd Ju 88 at Schiphol Holland on 23 June, 1940. WIA with two other crew, Ofw Kurt Fiebig, Obs and Fw Herbert Wiegand, Gnr, 28 June, 1943 during an enemy bombing raid at Alghero (Ju 88 Loss List). In late 1944, he was promoted to General der Kampfflieger. After being taken prisoner at the end of the war, he was released in 1948. Deceased 9 August, 1981 Goslar. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile
4239 Storz, WernerOblt2/5/1920Heilbronn Wekusta 1/Lft Flotte 1 (Pleskau 4/42), Wekusta 1/ Ob.d.L (8/43 Sola) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1579 "B7 + OA" (lost 4/21/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430540 "D7 + GH" (lost 8/13/43) Meteorlogical Operational Clasp KIC 13 August, 1943; collision with a high tension wire at Map Quadrant 05 East/6914, 25 km SE of Stavanger. He struck the HT wire after being attacked by a Mosquito of No.333 (Norwegian) Sq., piloted by Lt Hakon Wenger. The ac, trailing smoke, crashed into Hogsfjorde, Rogaland County, Norway, killing all four. Three are found on the VDK listed in sea graves, and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial; Prf Mst Stephan, not found. Remaining crew (all KIC): Fw Heinz Dipper, R/O; Uffz Adolf Schneider, Mech and Prf.Mst. Stephan. Source: SIG Norway. Added: POW (briefly in Finland) 21 April, 1942; sc by Russian ground fire, crashed on ice WSW of the Lavansaari Island, SE of Helsinki (Wekusta Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (4/21/42 incident): Reg Rat Wilhelm Dünnweber, Obs (Evades capture); Uffz Hein Esswein, R/O (evaded capture) and Uffz Georg Hahn, Flt Engr (inj in crash; shot by Soviet patrol). Lt Storz was captured as he remained with Uffz Hahn as they awaited a rescue ac. Lt Storz was tortured and and prevailed upon to help his captors to work on their behalf. Dropped over German lines, having no intention of becoming a traitor, he returned to service using a false identity in the event of recapture (D.Drury).
4240 Stotz, Maximillian "Max"Hptm2/13/1912Mannswörth bei Wien Austria189 3/JG-76 (11/39), 4/JG-54 (8/41 S.U.), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8929 "Blk ?" (50% dam 6/29/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # Unk "White 4 + -" (8/41 in 4/JG-54), Bf 109G-1 "White 8 + -" in 4/JG-54, Fw 190A-5 "Black 5" (4/43 in 5 Stfl), Fw 190A-5 Wk# 550201 "Black 7" (lost 8/19/43) RK(6/19/42)-EL(10/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/8/41)
EP(9/20/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/7/40 bomb splinters)
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 19 August, 1943 in aerial combat with a Yak 9 in Werk# 550201. Bailed out near Vitebsk, Russia (Map Quadrant 4572), landed in a wooded area 6 km behind enemy lines and was never seen again. His 1st victory, a Potez 63 near Völkingen, 7 November, 1939. On 29 June, 1941, in Werk# 8929, his AC was reported 50% damaged over Dünaburg S.U.. Also flew Fw 190A-5 "Black 5" in the Spring of 1943. Missing for a short time, but returned. Member of Austrian AF and aerobatics team since 1935. 700+ combat missions, 16 victories in the West. His 5th victory, a Morane 405 west of Laon France, 19 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. Three Yak-1s on 4 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 7 August, 1942. Two Pe-2s and a LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. Another of many multiples, three LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two MiG-3s, two Yak-1s and a Pe-2 on 22 August, 1942. Three Yak-1s and a P-40 on 23 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3and an La-5 on 12 December, 1942. Five LaGG-3s on 29 December, 1942. Nine LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942! Three LaGG-3s on 26 May, 1943. His last two victories, both LaGG-3s on 15 August, 1943.
4241 Stöwer, HeinzFhjOfw163/JG-11Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430694 "Yellow 1" [or an A-6 "Yellow 10" ??] (lost 5/30/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 May, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters, crashing near Blumenthal (L.Wiegels). One known victory, his 2nd, a B-17 by St. Goar on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 at Gütersloh on 13 November, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 at Dollart, S of Emden, on 11 December, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 on 10 February, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Leiden on 21 February, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 SW of Siegen on 22 February, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 on 6 March, 1944, no location. His 9th, a B-17 WSW of Wittingen on 29 March, 1944. His 10th, a B-24 at Fassberg-Wieren on 8 April, 1944. His 12th & 13th, both B-17s east of Fehmarn Island on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 15th, a B-17 at Martfeld- Walsrode on 8 May, 1944. His 16th, a B-17 (HSS) at Eckernförde on 19 May, 1944.
4242 Stoyanov, Stojan IlievOblt3/12/1913Warna, Bulgaria6682 (Jato) Sq./6th Fighter RegimentAvia B-534, Bf 109E(12/39), Bf 109G-2 & G-6
EK 1 & 2
Romanian Order in two classes
Fighter Operational Clasp
Neulen and 1939 pilot document found online. Alternate spelling: Stoyen Stoyonoff (on document). Added: One known victory, shared with Lt Bonev, a B-24D Ser # 42-40322, "The Cornhusker" of 415BS, piloted by 2/Lt Ned McCarty (KIA) over the Ionian Sea on 1 August, 1943 (Wings of Serbia).
4243 Sträbner,Gefr7/JG-54Bf 109E-4 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 August, 1940 over the English Channel.
4244 Strack, OskarOfw1/24/1912Oberhausen61/JG-52 (Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5928 " White 6" (lost 10/26/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 October, 1940; shot down into the Channel off Littlestone. Buried Cannock Chase, Plot 9, Row 4, Gr 20 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Spitfire 15 km S of London on 30 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Eastchurch on 2 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on the eastend of London on 9 September, 1940. His 4th, an Albacore on 11 September, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Hurricane near the Thames Estuary on 15 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire SW of Maidstone on 27 September, 1940.
Cannock Chase
4245 Strakeljahn, Friedrich Wilhelm StraksHptm9/7/1914Lübeck9Stfkpt 2/LG-2, 2/JG-77(1/42 S.U.), 7/JG-77(7/42), Stfkpt 12 & 14(Jabo)/JG-5(7/43), Kdr II/SG-4Bf 109E, Hs 123A, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5508 "Blk 3"(7/43)& A-4, Bf 110G-4, Hs 129B-1, Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931018 (lost 7/6/44) RK(8/19/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 July, 1944 after his Fw 190F-8 Werk # 931018 was shot down by flak near Dünaburg S.U.. "Straks" achieved great success as Jabo pilot against coastal shipping in the White Sea area until April 1944, when the unit was redesignated 4/SG-4, and transferred to Italy. While in 14(Jabo)/JG-5, he had a landing accident on 7 July, 1943 in Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0135 508 "Black 5" as a result of flak damage. 300+ combat missions. Exact number of victories unknown, at least nine. His first two victories were Lysanders; one at Lille, the other at Le Cateau on 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Spitfire over England on 20 October, 1940. A Spitfire (no location) on 14 Feb., 1941, while in 2/LG-2. An I-16 Rata on 21 January, 1942. A Pe-2 on 15 March, 1942. A 9th, a Yak-1 on 1 July, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. Photo
4246 Strasen, GerhardHptm2/11/1917Bielefeld95/JG-26 (8/42), Stfkpt 3/JG-77 (7/43 Med), Kdr III/JG-4 (1/45-5/45 Leck)Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 18640 (lost 7/25/43) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160061 "Yellow 10" (lost 9/7/43) in JG-77, Bf 109K-4 in JG-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 July, 1943 due to enemy fire, no location reported. WIA a 2nd time on 7 September, 1943 during aerial combat north of Neapel. His 1st victory, a Spitfire 10 km east of Fecamp on 24 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Le Treport on 5 September, 1942. His first two victories in JG-26. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 23 March, 1943. Another victory during the Sicilian operation, his 4th, a P-40 on 9 July, 1943. His 5th, a Spitfire on 25 July, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 over the Ischia Italy area, 30 August, 1943. A 7th, an La-5 on 18 April, 1945. An 8th, an La-5 on 20 April, 1945. A 9th, an La-5 on 27 April, 1945.
4247 Strasnicky, NickyFw47/JG-2 (6/43), 1/JG-400 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A, Me 163B in JG-400
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down north of Leipzig on 7 October, 1944 in his Me 163, pilot disposition unknown. One known vitory, a Spitfire on 30 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 31 August, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) S of Kölleda on 16 August, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 near Leipzig on 24 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Strassnicky.
4248 Strasser, WalterUffz5/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk #432073 "White 7"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-38 near La Fere. Mombeek MIA List.
4249 Strassl, HubertOfw5/24/1918Linz Donau, Austria679/JG-51 (12/41 S.U.), EJGr-Ost (3/43 as Instr), 8/JG-51 (6/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142351 "Black 4 + I" (lost 7/8/43) RK(11/12/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/6/43)
EP(7/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 July, 1943 after five victories, he was shot down in "Black 4" by a Russian LaGG-3, S of Ponyri, S.U.. Because of the low altitude bale out, his parachute failed to open. Many multiple victory days. 30 victories in 4 days, S of Orel. 221 combat missions, all victories in Russia. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 6 July, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 4 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 12 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 13 August, 1942. Four Pe-2s on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. An Il-2 ENE of Shytrfanovka on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. A Pe-2 on 30 May, 1943. Two Mig-3s on 1 June, 1943. Three MiG-3s on 2 June, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 6 June, 1943. Two Il-4s, two LaGG-5s, a Yak-1 and a MiG-3 on 8 June, 1943. Three MiG-3s on 11 June, 1943. Three MiG-3s on 28 June, 1943. Five MiG-3s, four LaGG-5s, four Il-4s a Boston and an Il-2, all on 5 July, 1943! Next day, four, two LaGG-5s and two MiG-3s. Four LaGG-5s, a MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. His last five victories, A MiG-3, a Boston, two LaGG-5s and a LaGG-3.
4250 Strassner,Ogefr14/KG-53 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G or Bf110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet "Fighter" at Wesselucha on 9 August, 1943.
4251 Strassner, JohannesHptm4/12/192262/NJG-2 (2/44), 3/NJG-2 (2/45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620181 "4R + AK" (lost 2/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15/16 February, 1945 when he crashed at Ziesar, west of Grevenbroich, near Burg after aerial combat (Boiten). Forced to bail from his G-6 on 1 February, 1945 after being shot down by another German Night Fighter at Noithausen, Grevenbroich. Remaining crew (all bailed safely): Fw Hans Hahn, R/O and Ogefr Helmut Pareidt, Gunner. 54 combat missions. One known victory, a "4 mot" at St. Valery on 28 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Ouarville, E of Chatres, on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot", same day, SW of Chartres. A 4th, a "4 mot" at Montbard on 25 July, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" 4 km E of Chateuadun on 29 July, 1944. A 6th, a "4 mot" in the Le Harve-Lisieux area on 8 August, 1944. Flugbuch. Magnus & Boiten, 8 victories. Deceased 3 September, 1998, Salzkotten.
4252 Strassner, WalterUffz5/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 432073 "White 7" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 in the La Fere area, no further detail (JG-6 List).
4253 Stratbücker, AugustOfwFlüg 1, II/JG-26 (joins 4/18/45)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeLate arrival to JG-26 after combing of non-operational units for pilots.
4254 Strate, Lt11/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 13 August, 1944.
4255 Stratmann, Wilhelm "Willi"Oblt5/23/191429 7/JG-2 (6/41), 2/JG-2 (10/42), 12/JG-2 (9/43), 8/JG-2 (1/44), 4/JG-2 (7/44) Bf 109F in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110356 (dam 3/27/44 no detail), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 174039 (WIA 7/6/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 734388 (lost 10/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/6/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 October, 1944; aerial combat with P-47s at Dernbach (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire NNW of Calais on 24 June, 1941. Another Spitfire on 23 August, 1941, no location. A 3rd, a Spitfire on 29 August, 1941, no location. A Spitfire at Eastry on 31 October, 1942. A Spitfire at Ourville-en-Caux on 17 January, 1943. A Spitfire 50 km northwest of Fecamp on 28 March, 1943. A Typhoon 10 km southwest of Brighton on 29 March, 1943. A Spitfire on 11 September, 1943. A Spitfire 10 km E of Bernay on 27 September, 1943. A B-17 20 km W of Creil on 30 December, 1943. A Spitfire on 6 January, 1944. A P-38 at Elbeuf on 14 January, 1944 (Perry Claims). A Spitfire at Nijmegen on 25 September, 1944. A P-38 at Heinsberg on 12 October, 1944. Another, a P-38 (possibly Jim Edmondson) east of Köln-Bonn, 20 October, 1944. Added: The Spitfire downed 17 January, 1943 was from RCAF No. 402 Sq., piloted by F/O A.M Skinner (David Keiver).
4256 Straub, KarlFw17/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1353 "White 13 + I" (lost 8/28/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 28 August, 1940 when he and his Rotteführer, Oblt Georg Beyer, were shot down by Hurricanes of RAF No. 79 Sq. over Canterbury. Straub made an emergency landing at Goodnestone House Farm, Goodnestone. Both survived the war as POWs. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 54 Sq. N of Margate on 24 July, 1940.
4257 Straube, HerbertUffz2/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 8/16/44 loc.unk.)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1944 due to "enemy action", location not reported. Source: JG-300 Loss List
4258 Strauch, August WilhelmHptm10/28/1908Barmen, WuppertalKdr II/KG-54Ju 88A-1 "B3 + ??" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 13 August, 1940; DOW 15 August, 1940; shot down by Hurricanes of RAF Nos 43 & 601 Sqs. during an early morning raid on RAF Farnborough. He managed to bail and was found hanging in a tree. He died of his wounds two days later. The AC crashed at Swanbourne Lake, Arundel. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinrich "Heinz" Rose (or Rosse) and Uffz H. Scholz bailed and became POWs. Fw Walter Bickel bailed, but was killed. Source: KG-54 Archive. Added: Hptm Strauch now buried at Tangmere (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Plot 3, Row E, Gr 66. Bickel bur, same location, Gr (D.Drury). 60
4259 Strauss,OfwWekusta 5 (Vaernes)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430904 "D7 + BN" (lost 8/27/44)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIC 27 August, 1944 probably near the Jan Mayen Island, no mention of cause or crew disposition (Wekusta Loss List).
4260 Strauss, JoachimOblt17/JG-54Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane at Canterbury on 28 August, 1940.
4261 Straznicky, ErwinOblt1/16/1916Vienna403(J)/LG-2 (6/40), JG-77, 1/JG-3 (6/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-3 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109E in LG-2, Bf 109F-4/R3 Werk # 13388 (force land-Ftr 8/24/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13663 "Black 16" (lost 10/3/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(10/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 October, 1942; Combat with a Yak-1, 50 km north northwest of Stalingrad. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane northwest of Calais, 23 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire in the Maidstone/Rochester area on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire in mid-Channel on 13 March, 1941. Mombeek MIA List. His first known Soviet victory, his 13th overall, an Il-2 on 28 June, 1942. His 14th, an R-5 on 1 July, 1942. His 15th, a MiG-1 on 2 July, 1942. His 18th, an Il-2 on 18 July, 1942. His 19th, a MiG-1 on 29 July, 1942. His 20th, a Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. Nos. 21, 22 & 23, all Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. An Il-2 (said to be #23? on OKL list) on 8 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 12 August, 1942. Two MiG-1s on 16 August, 1942. Two MiG-1s on 2 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 September, 1942. His 40th, and last, a MiG-1 on 2 October, 1942, one day before his death. Also spelled Stratznicky (with a "t").
4262 Straznicky, HerbertFw1/JG-400Me 163 (lost 8/16/44)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspWIA 16 August, 1944 when his ac was sd by Tail Gunner, S/Sgt Howard Kaysen, 305BS. The B-17G, Ser # 43-38085 was named "Towering Titan". Straznicky bailed safely. Source: "Allied Jet Killers of WW2" by Chapis & Thomas.
4263 Streblow,Ogefr13/JG-52 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 26 August, 1944.
4264 Streck, EugenFw1/19/191810JG-103, JG-102, 1/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 at Mitau on 27 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 28 july, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 25 August, 1944. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 27 August, 1944. Nos. 5 & 6, a Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 14 September, 1944. A 7th, a Yak-9 on 24 September, 1944. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, an Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 29 October, 1944. Deceased 22 December, 1999.
4265 Strehle, Hans JoachimLt10/24/19196/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171527 "Black 6" (lost 8/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 25 August, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-38 near La Fere. Mombeek MIA List.
4266 Streib, WernerObst6/13/1911Pforzheim Baden65 2/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1, Stfkpt 2/NJG-1 (7/40), Kdr I/NJG-1 (10/40, 6/43 Venlo,-7/43), Kdr NJG-1 (7/43-3/44) Do 17Z-7, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5317 "G9 + ??" (lost 5/5/43), He 219A-0 Wk# 190009 (lost 6/12/43) RK(10/7/40)-EL (2/26/43)-S(3/11/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp in Gold
Approximately 150 combat missions. 65 Night victories, 1 Day victory. One known victory, an RAF Whitley V bomber on 20 July, 1940, flying the only Do 17Z-7 built. His RO/Gunner, Uffz Lingen. Another Whitley and perhaps a Wellington on the night of 22 July, 1940. A Hampden the night of 30-31 August, 1940, no location. Two Wellingtons and a Hampden over England the night of 30 September, 1940. A Hampden the night of 14-15 October, 1940, no location. Another, a Hampden at Venlo, 10 March, 1941. Two Wellingtons at Panningen, southeast of Eindhoven the night of 13-14 March, 1941. Two Hampdens in the Roer/Limburg vicinity the night of 10-11 April, 1941. Another victory, a Whitley V on 1 July, 1941, no location. A Lancaster and a Whitley V on 17 August, 1941, no location. A Wellington and a Whitley V the night of 27-28 December, 1941, no location. He crashed his Bf 110G-4 at Hegelsom Holland, SW of Horst, NW of Venlo, on 5 May, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Cause, engine fire. Pilot safe, R/O, Uffz H.Fischer injured (SGLO). Crashed his He 219 at the Venlo Holland airfield on 6/12/43, cause "vision obstruction", pilot safe (DeSwart). Added: His R/O this date, Uffz H.Fischer, WIA (SGLO). Deceased 15 June, 1986 München.
4267 Streischan,Ofw253/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 at Livenhof on 5 August, 1944. An La-5 and and Il-2 on 15 August, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 on 16 August, 1944. A 5th, a P-39 on 25 August, 1944. A 6th, an La-5 SE of Mitau on 31 August, 1944. Nos. 7 & 8, two Yak-9s on 14 September, 1944. A 9th, an La-5 on 16 September, 1944. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 20 September, 1944. An 11th, a Yak-9 on 23 September, 1944. A 12th, a Pe-2 on 28 September, 1944. A 13th, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. A 14th, an Il-2 on 18 October, 1944. A 15th, a Yak-9 on 27 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Streichan.
4268 Streit, HermannUffz712/JG-51Bf 109E, F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 2 December, 1941. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 18 July, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-2 SW of Velish on 28 October, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-3 on 6 January, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 6 May, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Chotrojnez on 8 August, 1943.
4269 Strelow, HansLt3/26/1922Berlin68II/JG-51 (2/42), Stafkpt 5/JG-51 (3/42 Szolzy, S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8239 "Black 10" (lost 5/22/42) RK(3/18/42)-EL(3/24/42)
EP(10/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 May 1942 in "Blacl 10" by Uspenskoje, southwest of Tula, after shooting down his last victim, a Russian Pe 2. As the Pe 2 was falling, the tail gunner shot down Strelows aircraft (Blk 10) and he parachuted, landing east of Mszensh, 9 km behind the front lines. Surrounded by Russian soldiers, he shot himself. This was his first mission after returning from a leave after receiving the RK. This happened often to other pilots after returning from leave. On 18 March, 1942, he shot down seven aircraft! At age 20 in March of 1942, he was the youngest EL holder in the entire Wehrmacht! 200+ missions, all victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 30 June, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. Two Pe-2s and an I-18 on 30 August, 1941. Bowers/Lednicer, 68 victories. Photo
4270 Strenge, WalterLt8/28/19203Stab II/JG-5 (Jüterbog) Bf 109G-14/U4 Werk # 510654 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/29/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 August, 1944 during aerial combat with two P-51's and a B-17 at Jesenna, CZ, buried Oldenburg family grave. His first known victory, a B-17 at Ronneburg/Gera, 20 July, 1944. Two victories, a B-17 (HSS) W of Hamburg and a B-17 at Cuxhaven on 4 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Strenger.
4271 Streubel, HelmutFw9/KG-77 (Malta)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140066 "3Z + ET" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 August, 1942, possibly shot down by a Spitfire of 126 Sq., piloted by P/O Smith, which also did not return (Ju 88 Loss List).
4272 Stritzel, FritzStbsFw93/JG-2 (12/41), 1/JG-2 (5/43)Bf 109E "Yellow 10", Bf 109G-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 142331 "White 23" (lost 5/30/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 May, 1943; Emergency take-off, Bernay. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Blenheims at Landrecies, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a LeO-451 at Cambrai-St Quentin on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 southwest of Soissons, 8 June, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire SW of Wareham on 25 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire near Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane at Portsmouth on 15 October, 1940. His 8th, a Hurricane near Portsmouth on 29 October, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire in the Boulogne area on 8 December, 1941. Magnus, 19 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories. Mombeek MIA List.
4273 Strobel, LudwigLt129/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.; 1/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 510956 (lost 1/16/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 January, 1945 during aerial combat, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 2 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 18 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 August, 1944. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 19 September, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 14 October, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 October, 1944. A 7th, a Yak-9 on 17 October, 1944. An 8th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 October, 1944. Magnus Report, 12 victories..
4274 Strobel, WilhelmUffz11/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk# 13077 "White ?" (80% dam 8/16/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 16 August, 1942 over Monsvaara. He overturned on takeoff after a severe ground hit. One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 11 August, 1942.
4275 Strobl, FranzOblt26/JG-11 (5/43), 3/JG-11, Stfkpt 9/JG-11 (8/43 Reich Def)Fw 190A-8 in 3 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19856 (75% dam 8/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20515 (lost 10/8/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 8 October, 1943 at Quackenbrück, no further detail (Bf 109 Loss List). His Wk# 19856 was damaged on 17 August, 1943 making an emergency landing at Bonn-Hangelar after combat damage, pilot OK. His one known victory, his 1st, was a B-17 on 14 May, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 by Niedergladbach on 17 August, 1943.
4276 Strobl, Helmut Thomas Oblt9/5/1915Spittal, Austria35/JG-27Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3627 "Black 2" (or "Red 2") (lost 9/5/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 September, 1940 after being shot down during aerial combat over Appledore Station, Tenterden, Kent, by Sgt Charles Alexander Lyall Hurry, in a Hurricane of RAF No. 43 Sq.. The AC crashed at Appledore Station, Kent. The remains of Oblt Strobl were recovered from his ac, 5 September, 1986, exactly 46 years after his death, and returned to his home in Austria, where he is buried in Kolbnitz. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 southwest of Roye, 6 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Battle at Romilly-sur-Seine, 13 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. A "damaged" Spitfire near Ashford on 1 September, 1940. Alternate spelling: Ströbl.
4277 Strohal, RolfObltRomania412/JG-1 (9/42), Stab I/JG-1 Tech. Offz. (4/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (8/43)Bf 109F in 12 Staffel, Fw 190A-4Y "<0 +", Fw 190A-5 B & W striped cowling in 43EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Mosquito on 8 September, 1942. His 2nd (HSS), a B-17 NW of Texel on 13 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 (HSS) on 17 August, 1943.
4278 Strohbach, ErichLt19/NJG-6Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22/23 August, 1944 at Parndorf airfield during a strafing attack (Boiten). One known victory, a B-24 10 km S of Szekesfehervar on 8 August, 1944.
4279 Strohbeck, AlbrechtGefrI/Schl.G-1Fw 190A-2 Werk # 207 (lost 8/12/43)Assault Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash on 12 August, 1943, at Pont Fyverger die to engine failure.
4280 Strohecker, KarlOfw8NJG-3 (10/41), 12/NJG-5 (8/43 S.U.), 2 & 3/NJG-100 (11/43), 1/NJG-100Bf 110C-2, Ju 88EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on the night of 3-4 August, 1943. A 2nd, a DB-3F ESE of Velish the night of 5-6 November, 1943. A Soviet U-2 N of Polotsk on the night of 7-8 February, 1944. Two SB-2s SSW of Polotsk the night of 9-10 March, 1944. Two Il-2s and an Il-4 (all i.z.Arb.) on 13 June, 1944. Magnus Report, 14 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories.
4281 Ströhlein, FritzOfw52/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6342 (lost 9/7/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 September, 1940 during the first major raid on London. His first victory, a Spitfire over Dover on 11 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75 near Canterbury on 18 August, 1940. Nos.3, 4 & 5, all three Spitfires over England on 31 August, 1940.
4282 Strohm, GüntherUffz13/JG-3 (8/44 Flugplatz Tulln Austria)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681400 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in a crash 23 August, 1944 due to engine failure. His grave location is unknown. Jager Blatt article 2/2003.
4283 Strohmeyer, Karl AugustLtIII/KG-1, II/JG-7, 8/JG-301Ju 88A-4, Fw 190A-3 & Bf 109G-14 in JG-7, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 207171 "Blue 10" (lost 1/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 13 January, 1945. DK-G Awards List
4284 Strohscheidt, HansUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4640 (60% dam 8/24/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured with one other unnamed crew 24 August, 1943; crashed at Wittenberg due to engine failure. One remaining unnamed crew uninjured.
4285 Stroth, JosefUffz8/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411401 "Black 9 + I" (lost 8/4/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Fassberg/Lüneberg area.
4286 Strümpell, Henning or Hennig 'Piefke' Obstlt8/28/19122J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 3/JG-2 (5/39), Kdr I/JG-2 (5/40 Beaumont), Kdr JGr.z.b.V. (9/11), Kdr II/JG-5 (1/42), Kdr JG-106 (3/43) & 107 (10/44)He 51 in 1934, Bf 109B in 1936, Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 1" in 3/JG-2; Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-106
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Strümpell commanded JG-107 to wars end. Two victories in Spain. In 1940, he was Stfkpt 3/JG-2. In 1936 to 1940, he served in I/JG-232, 3/JG-132 and 3/JG-131 befire redesignated to 3/JG-2. It was in 3/JG-2 that he achieved his first victory, a LeO-451 in the Cambrai/St. Quentin area, 20 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 11 August, 1940. Served also in JGr-Kirkeness in Jan. 1942 flying the Bf 109E. Flugbuch (4/36 to 4/40). Retired Bundeswehr BrigGen. Deceased 31 July, 2003. Alternate spelling: Strumpell.
4287 Strüning, HeinzHptm1/13/1912Neviges Rheinland56 5/ZG-26(39), (Z)/KG-30(40), 1/NJG-2(11/40), 7 & 4/NJG-2, Stfkpt 2 & 3/NJG-1(7/42, 7/43), Stfkpt 9/NJG-1 Ju 88C-1 Werk # 0142 "4D + NH" (force land-Flak 4/13/40) in KG-30, Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0363 "R4 + AH" (dam 3/27/41 crashed at Rheims w/eng prob, crew OK) in 1/NJG-2, Bf 110C & He 219 in 3/NJG-1, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 4868 (lost 7/14/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk# 740162 "G9 + CT" (lost 12/44) RK(10/29/42)-El (7/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/29/42)
EP(6/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24/25 December, 1944 when he was shot down by an RAF Mosquito of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr R.D. Doleman, near Werl. When bailing out, he struck the tailplane and was killed. His body was found some weeks later. WIA 5/6 September, 1943, when both engines were damaged in combat and he crashed at Güsten (Balss). He lost another G-4, Wk# 4868 on 14 July, 1943, crashing at Maasbree Holland after being wounded by enemy fire, no mention of R/O disposition (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). All Night victories, 250 Night combat missions; 30 Day combat missions, 70 missions over England. His first known victory, a Wellington the night of 23 November, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Hudson 75 km east of Great Yarmouth, 15 Feb., 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington 65 km ENE of Southend on the night of 15-16 February, 1941. His 4th, a Wellington at Peterborough othe night of 6-7 May, 1941. His 5th, a Wellington NE of Clacton the night of 9-10 May, 1941. Nos.8 & 9 two Blenheims at the Grantham airfield the night of 18-19 August, 1941. A 10th, a Fortress I at Upwood on 13 October, 1941. A "4 mot" at Dortmund on 24 March, 1944. A Lancaster 18 km NE of Brügge on 11 May, 1944. A Halifax 15 km SSE of Brussels on 13 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories. Alternate spelling: Struening (DeSwart).

28 May 1943 Mosquito lV DZ432 of 109 Sqd piloted by Fritz Chrysler (RCAF) and Ray Logan (RCAF)


4288 Strunk, HerbertUffz9/18/1924FFS A/B Warnemünde (3/44), 1 & 3/JG-102 (44), I/JG-111 (44), 4/JG-4 (8/44)Ar 96 & Bu 131 in FFS, Ar 96 & Bf 109 in JG-102, Bf 109G-6 in JG-111, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411213 "White 10" (dam 8/21/44)He crashed his "White 10" at Liegnitz on 21 August, 1944, cause and pilot disposition not reported. Source: Klassiker der Luftfahrt 6/12 magazine (H. Breuer). Still living in 2012.
4289 Strzys, KonradUffz12/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781179 "Blue & + I" (lost 8/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Elbeuf, south of Rouen.
4290 Stückroth, Ofw3(F)/122 (8/41, 10/41 Schiphol)Ju 88A Werk # Unk (lost 8/6/41), Ju 88D-2 Werk # 810 "F6 + BL" (lost 10/5/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 5 October, 1941; crashed into the North Sea near Egmond,cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt F.Heubeck, Obs (MIA); Uffz K.Emberger, R/O (MIA) and Uffz W.Kepczinski, Gnr (KIA, bur Yssel AR-1-730 (SGLO). His Ju 88D crashed near Alkmaar Holland on 6 August, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The fate of Ofw Stückroth and his Observer, Oblt R.Grühle, is unknown, as is the cause. No mention of the other crew (SGLO).
4291 Stüker,Uffz112/NJG-1Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" S of Le Culot on 12 August, 1944.
4292 Stumpe, HerrmannLt33/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20660 (lost 10/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 20 (or 10/22?) October, 1943; crashed at Werl, near Hamm following an engine fire (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot Flzg." at Berlin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd "4 mot" at Nürnberg on 28 August, 1943. A 3rd, a "4 mot" E of Hannover on 22 September, 1943.
4293 Stumpf, ArminFw79/JG-77Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1344 (lost 7/11/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8359 (lost 9/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 September, 1941 during aerial combat with Soviet bombers and fighters at Strasse Kachowka/Tschaplinka. Uninjured in a crash on 11 July, 1941 after suffering engine damage during combat at Kishinew S.U.. His first known victory, two Soviet SB-3s on 27 August, 1941.
4294 Stumpf, WalterFw1 I/JG-105, EJG Süd (7/44), 7/JG-26 (8/44; 2/45 Nordhorn) Fw 190A-8 "Brown 4"(blown up during retreat from Fr.) & Brown 14", Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210192 "Brown 16 + -" (lost 3/9/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bodenplatte pilot. His one victory was a straggling B-26 (e.V.) of 394BG near Ahaus, E of Arnhem on 21 February, 1945. He watched as the crew bailed safely. He was a victim of a P-47 of 366FG, when he was downed near Wesel 9 March, 1945, one shot to his "Brown 16's rudder, rendering him uncontrollable. He and one of the P-47 pilots, downed by his comrades, landed next to each other just inside German lines. A "New Growth" pilot with 180 hours of flight instruction. His first combat sortie was in "Brown 14" on 25 August, 1944, "Black Friday". He sustained 15 hits from P-51s of the 354th Fighter Group, but managed to return to base safely. An accomplished Jabo pilot. Flugbuch (5/43 to 5/45). Survived the war.
4295 Sturm,Fw11/NAGr-14 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 21 August, 1944.
4296 Sturm, GustavOblt11/10/1921Linz21 2/JG-2(8/43), 1/JG-27(10/43), 2/JG-27(2/44), Stab/JG-51(9/44), JG-3, I/JG-7(3/45), 9/JG-7(3/45) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (dam 6/12/44) in 2/JG-27, Fw 190, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 June, 1944 in an area around Laval, no further detail (absa3945). Nearly all of Stabs Staffel pilots killed! 130 combat missions. His 2nd victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 August, 1943. One known "unconfirmed" victory, a B-24 south southwest of Wiener Neustadt, 1 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) W of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 (HSS) WNW of Weiner Neustadt on 22 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-25 S of Wels on 23 February, 1944. A double victory on 25 February, 1944; Nos. 7 & 8, both B-17s at St Viet and Niedere-Tauren. His 10th, a B-24 in the Jüdenburg area on 2 April, 1944. His 11th, a B-17 (HSS) E of Munich on 24 April, 1944. His 13th, a Spitfire S of Laval on 12 June, 1944. His 14th, a Spitfire 15 km NE of Caen on 15 June, 1944. His 15th, a Spitfire 15 km SE of Caen on 16 June, 1944. A Soviet Boston III on 14 September, 1944, in Stabstaffel/JG-51. 5 victories in the Me 262. One known, a B-17 near Rathenow on 18 March, 1945. A B-17 NW of Hamburg on 20 March, 1945. A B-17 S of Berlin on 24 March, 1945. A Lancaster on 31 March, 1945, now in 9/JG-7.
4297 Sturm, Heinrich HeinzHptm6/12/1920Dieburg Hessen1576/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.) Stfkpt 4/JG-52Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 442036 "Black 11 + -" (lost 12/22/44) RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)
EP(7/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 December, 1944 during takeoff in Czor Hungary, when his "Black 11" ground looped after hitting a car on the runway. All victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet I-180 on 28 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 October, 1942. A Boston III and an Il-2 on 8 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 17 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 5 km S of Navodimitrijewski on 13 February, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 23 February, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 5 March, 1943. Two P-39s on 22 March, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 15 April, 1943. Two LaGG-3s SW of Gelendzhik on 17 April, 1943. On 20 April, 1943, he scored 5 victories in one day; two LaGG-5s, a LaGG-3 and two Il-5s. Another of his many multiples, three LaGG-5s on 3 June, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-7 on 22 October, 1943. Five Yak-1s and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 November, 1943. Five Yak-1s and a P-39 on 6 November, 1943. A captured Ju 87, an Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 24 September, 1944. Two LaGG-5s and two Il-2s on 31 October, 1944.
4298 Sturz,FwErp.Gr. 210 (8/40) Bf 110C-6 Werk # Unk (lost 8/11/40) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 11 August, 1940; crashed into the North Sea after target England, circumstances unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Christian Weiss (geb 4/22/1913), was killed in the encounter, buried 1st at Vlissingen, after his body washed ashore on 8/24. In 1948, he was re-buried at Ysselsteyn BB-4-79 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
4299 Such, Wilhelm AugustFw7/14/1917KönigsbergKG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 3148 "V4 + D?" (lost 4/10/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 9/10 April, 1941 during an attack on Coventry, cause unknown. The ac crashed into the English Channel. The pilot's body washed ashore on the Goodwin Sands off Kent, and he was buried at sea. He is memorialized at the Laboe Naval Memorial. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Konrad Martin, Obs; Uffz Karl Pauly, R/O and Fw Willi Leisegang, Flt Engr. One source identifies the Observer as Martin Konrad (D.Drury).
4300 Südel, HeinrichOblt4/23/1920Wellspang, Germany8/KG-55 (11/39), 12/KG-55 (10/43), I/KG(J)-55 (3/45)He 111H RK(4/7/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/25/42)
EP(3/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/"400" bar
A Radio Operator, he flew in France in the early years of WWII and the Battle of Britain until the Spring of 1941, when he was transferred to the Eastern Front flying numerous missions. 408 combat missions, all in the He 111. At wars end, he was organizing the retraining of pilots in the transitioning in the Me 262. Alternate spelling: Suedel. Deceased 12 August, 2011 Rösrath (P. Bastin).

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