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4501 Waldner, HansUffz11/25/1915Marling 1(F)/Aüf.Kl.Gr. Ob.d.L. (Smolensk Nord Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430134 (dam 8/5/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 5 August, 1942 in an emergency landing at Rudnya airfield, WNW of Smolensk, Russia. Remaining crew: Oblt Paul Venn, Obs (KIA); Uffz Karl Christner, R/O (WIA) and Ogefr Peter Osietzki (or Onitzki?), Gnr (KIA). The VDK lists Uffz Waldner buried in the War Cem at Smolensk-Nishnjaja Dubrowinka, Russia. Oblt Venn and Ogefr Osietzki are not in a military cemetery, but are understood to be in graves at Rudnya (D.Drury).
4502 Walkmann, Oblt3/KGr-126He 111HBomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1940, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
4503 Walleczeck, JohannFw9/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300150 "4D + BT" (lost 8/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Bizerta harbor 19 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4504 Wallner, ErnstHptm2/21/19105Luft. Beo Staffel 7 (4/44), 6/NJG-6 (12/44 Schwäbisch Hall)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 711129 "2Z + AP" (lost 12/4/44)(Most likely EP also)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4/5 December, 1944 by Lancaster return fire at Ludwigsburg, near Winzerhausen during a Heilbronn raid (Bolten). Pilot buried Schwäbisch Hall. Remaining crew: Uffz Kurt Morlock (KIA, 4/25/1922); Uffz Karl Schröter (KIA, 9/8/1920) and Gnr named Würzinger (bailed). One known victory, a Lancaster in the Friedrichshafen area on 28 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Wellington in the München-Innsbrück area on 14 June, 1944. A 3rd and 4th, a Lancaster near Russelheim and a 2nd Lancaster, 15 km W of Darmstadt, on 26 August, 1944 (PD216 see Archive Report). A 5th, a Lancaster SSE of Heilbronn on 4 December, 1944.
4505 Wallner, OttoFw1210/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (8/43)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 428 (lost 8/28/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 28 August, 1943; hit an obstruction at the Gluchow airfield during takeoff due to poor visibility. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-4 on 9 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-4 on 13 July, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2(m.H.) on 15 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 11 August, 1943. A Pe-2 on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, two Il-2s (m.H.) on 18 August, 1943. An 11th, an Il-2 (m.H.) 18 km W of Spas-Demensk on 19 August, 1943. A 12th, an Il-2 (m.H.) 7 km NW of Spas-Demensk on 20 August, 1943.
4506 Wallys, AlfredUffz58/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 303 "Black ?" (80% dam 3/8/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 8 March, 1943 resulting from a landing accident at Orel airfield, colliding with another A-3 Wk# 259 of Stab III/JG-51. One known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 21 August, 1942. A 2nd, a P-39 on 7 January, 1943. Three Il-2s on 24 February, 1943.
4507 Walter, AlbertOblt5/16/1921Tübingen610/NJG-4, 1/NJG-6 (8/43) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720187 "2Z + ??" (lost 2/24/44) EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a Halifax of RAF No. 420 Sq. near Egenhausen (Bolten). Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Otto Maier (geb 11/13/1917 Schmedenbach) (KIA). Oblt Walter buried Nürtingen 3/6/27. One known victory, a Stirling 25 km NE of Kitzingen on 28 August, 1943. Another, a Halifax at Wustermork on 1 September, 1943. A 3rd, a Halifax E of Rodienbach on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax at Michelbach on 20 December, 1943. A Lancaster 3 km SE of Krahne on 20 February, 1944 (DV220). His final victory, a Lancaster 3 km W of Bösingen on 24 February, 1944. Magnus, 11 victories. Bolten 10 victories.
4508 Walter, Albert Albrecht?Oblt266/JG-51 (6/42 S.U.), StabsStaffel/JG-51 (12/42)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410038 "Black 9-- + --" (lost 7/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 July, 1943 during aerial combat over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 54416. His first known victory, a Soviet SB-3 on 23 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 8 July, 1942. Two Il-2s on 12 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 19 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 21 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 14 September, 1942. An Il-2 12 km WNW of Bjolye on 8 December, 1942. A MiG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 3 May, 1943. A Pe-2 on 5 May, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 May, 1943. A P-39 on 11 May, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a MiG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 7 July, 1943. Two Il-4s on 9 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 13 July, 1943. Magnus, 37 victories.
4509 Walter, HansLt12/ZG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E Werk # 4393 (lost 9/21/42) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1942 during enemy fighter attack in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49144, no mention of his crewmember (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 5 August, 1942.
4510 Walter, Hans EberhardLt1913Beuthen, Germany6/KG-3Do 17Z Werk # unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by a RAF Hurricane of No. 111 Sq., piloted by S/L J.M. "Tommy" Thompson. The entire crew were taken prisoner and interned in Canada, released in 1947. Flew combat missions over CSR, Poland, France and England. Per ulbi.de KG-3 Homepage. Added: The ac crashed into the sea between Deal and Ramsgate, Kent. Remaining crew (POW): Fw F.Schauer, Uffz E.Kirchübel and Uffz A.Pieronczyk (D.Drury).
4511 Wälter, HeinrichUffz10/1/1920Lauterbach8/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7126 (lost 8/41), Fw 190A-3, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5622 "Black 2" (lost 1/28/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 Jan., 1943 during aerial combat near Ypern in "Black 2" with a Whirlwind of RAAF No. 137 Sq., piloted by F/O B.L. Musgrave, at Dadizeele-Beselaere. WIA 14 August, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at St. Omer. He bailed successfully with injuries. Buried Bourdon Fr., 32/8/135 (Rosseels). Also spelled Waelter.
4512 Walter, KlausLt4/KG-55He 111P Werk # 2165 "G1 + GM" (lost 8/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940; sd by a Hurricane of No.43 Sq., piloted by P/O Harold North during an attack on Portsmouth. The ac crashed near Waterlooville, Hampshire. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Otto Hennecke, Obs (KIA & buried at Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cem., Plot 188, Gr 64); Uffz Oscar Schufft, R/O (WIA); Uffz Fritz Marmer, Flt Engr (WIA) and Flg Josef Wimmer, Gnr (WIA) (D.Drury).
4513 Walter, RudolfUffz9/22/1924115/JG-54 (8/44 S.U., 1/45 Reich Def)Fw 190A-8s; 2 unidentified & # 738240 "Yellow 7", Fw 190A-8 unident. (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 25 August, 1944. Shot down w/o wounds 23 September, 1944 in an A-8 by a P-47, 8 km south of Emmerich. Shot down with wounds 27 November, 1944 in his A-8 "Yellow 7" (66% damaged) 3 km west of Ibbenbüren. Shot down w/o wounds 24 December, 1944 in his A-9 by a P-47 over Euskirchen/Köln. On 1 January, 1945, in an unidentified A-8, he struck a tree and crash landed on the Kirchhellen airfield, pilot OK (Manrho/Putz publ.).
4514 Walther,Lt116/KG-2Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 11 August, 1943.
4515 Walther, HorstOblt354/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), Stab II/JG-51(5/43), 4/JG-51(10/43), 6/JG-51(12/43), 11 & 14/JG-51(8/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-105 (1/45 Markersdorf/Pielach), JV-44Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report & Jager Blatt 4/2004. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A Pe-2 on 26 July, 1941. An I-16 on 3 August, 1941. Another Pe-2 on 9 August, 1941. An R-3 on 5 October, 1941. An R-3 on 18 October, 1941. An R-3 and an I-61 on 13 January, 1942. An R-5 on 22 May, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 July, 1942. An Il-2 35 km ESE of Orel on 9 July, 1942. Two MiG-3s at Lulindra on 10 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 23 August, 1942. Two Il-2s 15 km NE of Ulanovo on 28 August, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-40 at Map Quadrant 8534 on 20 May, 1943. A second, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 90 511 on 21 May, 1943. A B-17 35 km NE of Kahnertal on 14 October, 1943. Another victory, a B-17 20 km west of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 9 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 September, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 13 October, 1944. A Soviet "unnamed a/c" on 8 October, 1944.
4516 Walther, RudolfLt213/JG-52 (5/44 S.U.; 9/44 Poland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440957 "Yellow 10" (lost 9/21/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Dukla. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 May, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 14 May, 1944. A 3rd, a P-39 on 31 May, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 June, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 June, 1944. A 6th & 7th, two Il-2s (m.H.) on 4 June, 1944. Three P-39s on 14 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 16 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 4 August, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 21 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 22 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and a Pe-2 on 26 August, 1944. Nos. 18, 19 & 20, two Il-2s and a Yak-9 on 31 August, 1944. A 21st, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 September, 1944. Magnus Report.
4517 Walz, AlbrechtOblt274/JG-3 (6/42 S.U.), Stab/JG-3 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19507 "Black <3 + --" (lost 4/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 April, 1943; shot down by a Soviet LaGG-3 (DK-G Awards List). One known Soviet victory, an R-10 W of Krassinski on 22 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 June, 1942. A MiG-1 at Staryy-Oshkol on 2 July, 1942. A double on 3 July, 1942, both Il-2s on 3 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 20 July, 1942. Another Il-2 on 24 July, 1942. A P-2 on 26 July, 1942. A MiG-1 on 28 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 6 August, 1942; one NE of Salinskiy, the other SW of Tschapurniki. A Pe-2 S of Klirchevski and a Pe-2 at Setry on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-1 SW of Stalingrad on 11 August, 1942. A Yak-1 24 km SE of Olenino on 14 September, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 in the Rzhev/Subzoff areas on 15 September, 1942. A Pe-2 15 km NNE of Rzhev on 21 September, 1942. A P-2 4 km SW of Katmanovo on 21 September, 1942. His 20th, a Yak-1 25 km NNW of Stalingrad on 24 October, 1942. His 21st, a Yak-1 4 km NEW Akhtuba on 1 November, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 March, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 27 March, 1943. A MiG-1 on 1 April. 1943. Two I-16s and a LaGG-3 on 11 April, 1943, the same day he was posted as Missing.
4518 Walz, Ernst GottlobGefr9/StG-1Ju 87R (lost 8/8/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1940; sd while attacking shipping and crashed at sea SW of the Isle of Wight. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Robert Schütz (alternate Schutz) also MIA (D.Drury).
4519 Wandam, SiegfriedHptm6/11/1916Kernein10I/ZG-1, Kdr Erg/NJG-1 (40), Stab I/NJG-1 (7/40), 2/NJG-1 (8/42), 3/NJG-1 (8/42), Kdr I/NJG-5 (9/42)Bf 109E & Bf 110 in NJG-1, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5422 "G9 + AB" (lost 7/4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(8/9/43)


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3/4 July, 1943; crashed at Hoepertingen on landing at St Trond due to combat damage and engine failure on his final approach (Bolten). Buried Lommel, Block 21, Grave 238. His R/O, Fw Alfred Shöpke, also killed and buried at Lommel, Block 21, Grave 303 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Wellington on 21 July, 1940. Another Wellington on 28 August, 1942. A Lancaster southeast of Thorn on 29 August, 1942. A Halifax on 7 September, 1942. A Stirling on 10 September, 1942. A Halifax on 12 June, 1943. A Wellington 4 km N of Roermond and a Stirling 1 km E of Ackel on 22 June, 1943. A Wellington at Herkenbosch on 4 July, 1943, and a Halifax near Limburg. Magnus, 14 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 10 victories. Bolten 13 victories.




Lommel, Belgium

4520 Wandel, Joachim 'Gnom'Hptm5/7/1914Schlochau Westpreussen75Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-76, Adj II/JG-54 (3/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10353 "Black 11 + --" (lost 10/7/42)
RK(8/23/42)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(5/28/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 October, 1942 in "Black 11" in aerial combat with Russian LaGG-3 fighters northeast of Ostashkov, after diving into the ground SE of Ilmensee, from a low altitude. Sixteen Night victories. POW in Spain, but returned. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Amiens, 5 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane south of Dieppe, 7 June, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-26 on 15 March, 1942. An I-18 1 km SE of Gremjaschkowo airfield on 19 March, 1942. An Il-2 15 km W of Staraya Russia on 23 March, 1942. An Il-2 5 km E of Ramenschowo on 25 April, 1942. A Yak-1 10 km NE of Dammschowo on 28 April, 1942. A U-2 at Demjansk on 6 July, 1942. Six victories on 7 July, 1942 in the Kraseja/Ramenchewo areas; a TB-3, an SB-2 and four U-2s. A double on 17 July, 1942; a LaGG-3 at Koscheljewo and a Yak-1 at Wjasowel. A Yak-2 E of Malyushki and a LaGG-3 at Kochelyevo on 18 July, 1942. A triple on 3 August, 1942; all U-2s. Five victories, all MiG-3s in the Jakowiew area, on 9 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories.
4521 Wangelin, Hans Joachim Jacobi vonOblt9/19/1914Klausdorf6/KG-1 (7/40), Stfkpt 1 & 2/KG-77 (Channel?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144139 "3Z + GK" (lost 8/18/42) RK(9/19/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)
EP(12/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp (11/4/41)
MIA with unnamed crew on 18 August, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Believed sd by a British night fighter over the English Channel (Kaiser RK book).
4522 Wanka, HansOblt7/KG-2 Do 217E-4 Werk # 5447 "U5 + KT" (dam 8/3/42) Bomber Operational Clasp Uninjured 3 August, 1942, when his ac was damaged by flak during a mission to Sheffield. His observer, Uffz Hartwig Leesh (geb 1/6/1922, bur Ysselsteyn CW/3/69) was KIA, the remainder of the unnamed crew were uninjured (Find-A-Grave).
4523 Wanl, JosefUffz1/StG-3 (Med)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2707 (lost 8/24/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 24 August, 1942 near Pancrazio due to a servicing fault. Ju 87 Loss List
4524 Wannek, RudolfUffz37/JG-53 (10/42 Africa), 9/JG-53 (2/43 Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7093 (80% dam 10/25/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18660 "Yellow 5 + I" (40% dam 8/21/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 August, 1943 during aerial combat near the Grazzaniese airfield. Force landed with wounds in his F-4 near Daba on 25 October, 1942 after being hit during aerial combat by a Spitfire near Alamein. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 15 February, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 30 km northwest of Marettimo on 6 May, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 10 km southeast of Malfi, southern Italy, on 16 August, 1943.
4525 Wanzeck, ErichOfw4/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142240 "3Z + EM" (lost 8/4/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at a Palermo anchorage site 4 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4526 Wartenberg, HansGefr7/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413724 "White 13 + I" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 9 August, 1944; crashed during a training flight near Werl.
4527 Wartenberger, GerhardOfhr10/11/1922Beilrode Torgau34/NJG-3Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710525 (lost at sea)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1944 when he crashed into the sea of the Swedish coast near Gotland due to engine failure while on an operational flight. His body was found at Sysne, Gotland, Sweden on 19 October, 1944 and he was buried at Östergarn on 24 October, then later with the other war dead at Telleborg. Remaining crew (KIC); Ogefr Karl Tugend (born 1/9/1921 Oberissigheim, Buried at Östergarn 10/24/44 after discovery the first of September, 1944) (Source: B.Widfeldt) One known victory, a "4 mot" SW of Feindhoren on 21 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" 100 km SW of Stuttgart on 29 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" ESE of Radio Beacon "Herzog" (northern Germany) on 27 August, 1944. Three victories found in OKL List.
4528 Warthol, WalterLt5(F)/123Bf 109G-6 "Black 17" (lost 8/16/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44 in absentia)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
POW 16 August, 1944; shot down by flak. DK-G Awards List
4529 Warzecha, EdgarOfwStab/StG-1 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2491 "A5 + BF" (lost 8/16/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1942 at Kirischi, cause unknown. His Obs, Lt Karl Klempa, also KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
4530 Wäschle, WilhelmUffz2/16/19214/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731785 "Black 25" (lost 8/10/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires over Avranches, crashing at Montreau/Etampes France. Buried in the War Grave Cem, Champigny-St Andre, Block 17, Gr 2464.
4531 Weber, EugenFighter Operational ClaspA German fighter plane" crashed by St Touin de Blavou/Normandy after aerial combat on 6 August, 1944. Inside the wreckage was his cigarette case with this name inscribed. No further detail. Jager Blatt article.
4532 Weber, HermannOblt55/ZG-76 (5/40), Stab II/ZG-76 (6/40)Bf 109E, Bf 110C Werk # 3602 "M8 + AC" (lost 9/4/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 4 September, 1940 after aerial combat over England, crashing at Little Butts Farm, Cousley Wood, near Wadhurst, Sussex. His unnamed gunner also POW (Magnus & Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Hawk-75A on 17 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Morane 406 on 7 June, 1940, no location. Nos.3 & 4, a Hurricane S of Aldershot and a Spitfire S of Worthing on 30 August, 1940. A 5th, a Spitfire SE of Cambridge on 31 August, 1940. Alternate spelling: Weeber (Magnus).
4533 Weber, HermannUffz9/7/1912Blumenau10/LG-1 Ju 87B "L1 + EV" (lost 8/15/40) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 15 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashed into houses at Shorncliffe Crescent, Folkestone, Kent. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent, German Plot "O", Row 1, Gr 18. Source: M.Croft. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Franz Heinrich Kraus (geb 12/22/1918 Bonn) was wounded and died 18 August, 1940, although the grave marker reads 15 August. He is also buried at Hawkinge, Plot O, Row 1, Gr 17, next to his pilot (D.Drury).
4534 Weber, JacobLt2/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1443 "S2 + LK" (lost 8/16/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 16 August, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 51754 due to enemy return fire. Ju 87 Loss List
4535 Weber, JoachimLt12/7/1919Görlitz138/ZG-26 (7/43 Sicily), Kdo Nowotny (8/44), EKdo 262 (9/44), 3/JG-7 (12/44), 11/JG-7 (2/45 Larz)Bf 110, Me 262A-1a (dam; landing accident at Larz in Dec 44) in JG-7EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 21 March, 1945 in his 262, when the B-17 he was attacking exploded. Lt Ambs and Uffz Giefing were the other 262 pilots in on the attack. Magnus. The story of this B-17, #43-38072 of the 490BG, 850BS was featured on the History Channel. The tailgunner, Craig Bennett was the only survivor of the B-17 (flown by 1/Lt J.J. Schultz. One known victory, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943. A Mosquito on 8 August, 1944, no location given, believed to be the first Me 262 victory (H.Breuer per the book Jagdflugzeuge der Deutschen Luftwaffe 1939-1945"). A Mosquito on 14 September, 1944, no location given. A Mosquito on 18 September, 1944, again, no location. This Mosquito was the last victory scored by EKdo 262. A P-38 at Pritzwalk on 2 December, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 on 3 February, 1945. His 9th, a P-51 E of Lüneburg on 24 February, 1945. His 10th, a P-51 on 14 March, 1945. Nos. 11 & 12, , both B-24s on 15 March, 1945. His 13th, and last victory, a B17 NW of Dresden on 21 March, 1945, the date of his death. 9 victories in the Me 262. Jager Blatt article.
4536 Weber, KarlFw28/JG-54 (9/42 S.U.), III/JG-54 (8/43 Reich Def), Erg/JG-54Bf 109G-2 #10428 (80%), Bf 109G-6 #15659 "Black 8" (70% dam 8/11/43), Bf 109G-6 #20544 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 February, 1944, while in Erg Gruppe, flying the G-6 "NL+WH" "White 8" over Merke/Regahn. In 8 Staffel, on 9 December, 1942 he was shot down with wounds in the G-2 northeast of Stalino. Also, on 11 August, 1943, he was shot down w/o wounds in the "Black 8" over Norderney. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 28 September, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 over northern Germany on 15 May, 1943.
4537 Weber, Karl HeinzGefr2Stabstaffel/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 2 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 7 September, 1944.
4538 Weber, Karl HeinzUffz2/NAGr-4 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19974 (lost 8/2/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1943 after making an emergency landing NE of Kromy due to engine trouble.
4539 Weber, Karl Heinz "Benjamin"Hptm1/30/1922Heringsdorf Pommern1367/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), Stafkpt 7/JG-51 (11/43), Kdr III/JG-1 (6/44)Bf 109F-2 Wk # 8240 "White 0" (lost 9/3/42) in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-6/AS Wk # 410399 "White 20"(lost 6/7/44) RK(11/12/43)-EL(7/20/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/43)
EP(9/30/42)
Wnd Bdg

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/Pend.
MIA in "White 20" since 7 June, 1944 after aerial combat with RAF P-51s near Thumboholt, south of Rouen France. This was his first mission over the Invasion Front. He is still missing. He was forced to bail from "White 0" on 3 September, 1942, after being hit by return fire from a Russian twin engine bomber. Over 500 missions. All victories in the East, including 28 Il-2s. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 24 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 January, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 29 January, 1943. Four Il-2s on 3 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 March, 1943. A MiG-1 on 11 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 8 June, 1943. A MiG-3, two LaGG-5s, a Bostoin and a Yak-1 on 5 July, 1943. A MiG-3 on 7 July, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) 28 km SSE of Ratschiza on 30 October, 1943. A Yak-9 and a Yak-7 on 25 Janaury, 1944. Two Yak-7s on 10 March, 1944. Photo
4540 Weber, UlrichLtIII/KG-53He 111 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1940; his Heinkel crashing near Ruiselede. Source: A. Rosseels.
4541 Weber, Wilhelm WilliUffz2910/JG-51 (6/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 September, 1943 (Magnus). His first known victory, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 8 June, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 14 June, 1943. A 4th, a MiG-3 on 28 June, 1943. Nos 5, 6 & 7, a LaGG-3 and two Bostons on 5 July, 1943. Nos. 8 to 11, two Il-2s(m.H.) and two Il-4s on 6 July, 1943. Nos. 12 & 13, both Il-4s on 9 July, 1943. A 14th, a LaGG-5 on 11 July, 1943. Nos. 15 thru 19, five IL-4s on 13 July, 1943. Nos. 20 to 23, a LaGG-3, a LaGG-5, an Il-2 and an Il-2(m.H.) on 14 July, 1943. Nos. 24 & 25, two Boston IIIs on 17 July, 1943. Nos. 26 & 27, a Boston NW of Jassenok and a 2nd Boston W of Trifonowka on 5 August, 1943. Nos. 28 & 29, a LaGG-5 SW of Mirovka and an Il-2 (m.H.) W of Nadeshdina on 20 September, 1943.
4542 Weber, WilliUffz192179/JG-51 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 October, 1944 at Ebenrode (JG-51 Chronik). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 8 August, 1944. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 6 October, 1944.
4543 Weckeiser, OttoLt115(Z)/LG-1Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 27 September, 1940 (Magnus). His first victory, a Hurricane SW of Canterbury on 30 August, 1940. Magnus, 5 victories.
4544 Wecker, HelmutUffz21/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 6/29/44 by Sangerhausen), 2nd G-6 lost 8/6/44 at Alteno
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 6 August, 1944; landing accident at Alteno (JG-300 Loss List). WIA 29 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Sangerhausen; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 at Chiemsee on 13 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) at Naumburg on 29 July, 1944.
4545 Weczera, PaulFw1/21/1918Jagdgruppe 1/76, 2/JG-26 (8/42), 4/JG-26 (12/44), 2/ERG Gruppe SüdFw 190A-2 Wk# 2054 (90% dam 8/12/42), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 738184 "Blue 1" (lost), Fw 190D-9 Wk# 210965Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 12 August, 1942 when his A-2 experienced engine problems and he crashed near Ostende. WIFA a 2nd time on 12 December, 1944 when the engine of his "Blue 1" caught fire during a test flight, and he bailed, suffering slight injuries. WIA a 3rd time on 4 January, 1945 during aerial combat in Werk # 210965 "Blue 16" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. near Melle-Osnabrück. He was so severly injured that he did not return to JG-26. Deceased 17 January, 1997.
4546 Wedekind,HptmIII/SG-4 (6/44 Tours, Fr.)Fw 190FAssault Operational ClaspKnown to have participated in air operations over the Normandy Invasion Front. I do not think this is the same Wedekinf who joined JG-26 in August, 1944.
4547 Wedekind, Walter WernerObltII/JG-26 (joins 7/44), Stab II/JG-26Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171786 "Green 2" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Green 2" with a P-47 of 373FG E of Guyancourt. Les Butler identifies this man as Werner.
4548 Wefers, Heinrich HeinzOfw4/14/1919524/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13585 "White ?" (70%, takeoff accident 9/25/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19246 "White 6" (lost 5/18/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 May, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 334FS, 4FG, piloted by 1/Lt Duane Beeson. Wefers bailed out at 100 feet, and his chute did not open. Buried Lommel, 61/463 (Rosseels). Prior, on 25 September, 1942, he was rammed by another G-2, Werk# 10454, causing 70% damage to his G-2 during takeoff over the Rjelbitzy S.U. airfield, pilot disposition unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 and a Pe-2 on 3 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 7 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 9 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. An Il-2 and two P-40s on 16 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 18 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 23 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 5 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. A P-40 on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-1 on 11 February, 1943. A P-40 on 15 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 20 March, 1943. Note: a Jager Blatt inquiry suggests that Wefers was in III/JG-26 also, and was KIA 18 May, 1943 in aerial combat at Gistel Flanders.
Lommel, Belgium
4549 Wegmann, HermannUffz3(H)/12Fw 189A-2 Werk # 2322 "H1 + HL" (lost 8/14/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1942, with his unnamed crew, do to flak at Abgangerowo. Obs Loss List
4550 Wegner, FritzOblt8/27/19226JG-27, 4 & 5/JG-1 (10/43-9/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-1 (9/44), Acting Kdr II/JG-1 (12/44), II/JG-300Bf 109G-6 in JG-1, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550158 (20% dam 8/18/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550740 (dam 10/14/43), A-6 "Blk 3"EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a force landing at Hasselt on 18 August, 1943 after combat. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) W of Bremen on 8 October, 1943. Another, a B-17 (HSS) on 25 February, 1944, no location. His 5th, a P-47 at Caen-Dives on 7 July, 1944. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Ghent area on 1 January, 1945. Shot down and wounded by flak on 24 April, 1945 while in JG-300. Ofter flew wingman for Otto Bach. Survived the war. A retired Bundeswehr (Luft) Gen Lt. in 1981.


Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 4 from left- Lt. Wegner
4551 Wehmeyer, AlfredOblt5/21/2019Vienna, Austria188/ZG-26 (9/40), 7/ZG-26 (2/41), Stfkpt 7/ZG-26 (12/41)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2233 "3U + CR" (lost 6/1/42)
RK(9/4/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)
Italian Pilot Wg & Silver Valor Medal
EP(3/21/41)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clsp
KIA 1 June, 1942 by a direct hit on his C-5 from AA fire during a low level attack west of Tobruk. His gunner, Uffz Biwer, was also killed. His first known victory, during the Battle of Britain, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane over England on 31 August, 1940. A 3rd, another Spitfire over England on 3 September, 1940. A 4th, a Hurricane over England on 26 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire on 27 September, 1940, no location. 5 victories in the Desert; a Hurricane on 10 April, 1941, a Hurricane on 24 November, 1941, and including a Hurricane (this may have actually been a P-40 of SAAF No. 5 Sq.) on 27 May, 1942, a Boston over Derna on 29 May, 1942, and a Wellington on 31 May, 1942. All victories in the West.
4552 Wehnelt, Herbert Maj9/20/2018Guhrau Niederschlesischen36JG-2, Stfkpt 7/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), Kdr IV/JG-54, Kdr JG-106 (2/44), Kdr IV/EJG-1 (12/44)Bf 109E in I/JG-20 (5/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12840 "White ?" (lost 10/27/41) in 7/JG-51, Bf 109G & Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 27 October, 1941 by an Il-2 Sturmovik when the rear gunner sprayed his AC, shooting his rudder to pieces. He crashed into a small woods at Walojaroslavl, badly wounded, but eventually returned. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1936, serving in 2/JG-132 (later JG-2). His first victory, a Spitfire south of Calais, 31 May, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-20. His 2nd, a Defiant S of Folkestone on 19 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A Soviet LaGG-3 on 11 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 9 March, 1943. A MiG-3 and a LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-4 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-7 and a MiG-3 on 19 July, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Survived the war. A retired Bundeswehr Lt. General.
4553 Wehnert, W.UffzFFS-42Trainer "NAA 57 21"His trainer crashed at Schoonrewoerd, NE of Leerdam, on 19 August, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
4554 Wehren, Joachim vonHptm10JG-77, Kdr I/JG-5 (4/42 Norway), Kdr I/JG-3 (1/44)Fw 190A-3 and Bf 109 in JG-5EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 August, 1944 in the Sours/Chartres area, no further detail. Another source states his given name as "Gerhard". Magnus, 10 victories.
4555 Wehrhagen, WolfgangLt9/28/192134/JG-2 (8/41), 4/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8334 "White 5 + -" (lost 6/7/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 7 June, 1942 after being hit by flak in the Abkippen area, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Lille area on 7 August, 1941. A second Spitfire on 18 September, 1941, no location. A third Spitfire NE of Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. Magnus, 12 victories.
4556 Weichert,Uffz28/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 8 km E of Dreux on 18 August, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 at Mantes-Houdan on 20 August, 1944. This could be Helmut Weichert, earlier in 4/JG-52.
4557 Weichert, HerbertUffz12/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 15422 (lost 8/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1943; Aerial combat over Evreux. Mombeek MIA List.
4558 Weichs, Ferdinand Frhr. v.Lt4/12/1923312/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), 15/JG-54 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731772 "Yellow 1" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1944 southwest of Lomscha. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 21 July, 1944. Nos. 2 & 3, both Yak-11s on 27 August, 1944.
4559 Weidenbeck, GerhardUffz44/JG-300 (7/44), 7/JG-300 (9/44), II(Sturm)/JG-300 (2/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682034 "White 4" (lost 12/17/44 in Upper Schlesia), 2nd A-8 Werk # 960452 (lost 2/4/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Olomouc, Slezsko, CZ (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-24 in the Budapest area on 27 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Vosges area on 9 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Prossnitz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944. KIC 4 February, 1945 when the 2nd A-8 was lost near Mark Zwuschen/Jüterbog, crashing due to engine failure.
4560 Weidenborn, AlbertFwWekusta 26 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3307 "4U + HK" (lost 8/1/42)Meteorological Operational ClaspKIA with crew over Crete 1 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4561 Weidinger,Uffz23/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 16 August, 1944. A 2nd Il-2 on 30 September, 1944.
4562 Weidlich, BrunoFw314/JG-77 (8/42; 3/43 Tunisia)Bf 109F & G-2 (Trop) Werk # 10816 (lost 3/4/43; WIA, combat with a P-40 at Sw of Gabes, bailed safely)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (7/12/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (3/4/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st known Soviet victory, his 7th, an unnamed AC on 26 July, 1942. An 8th & 9th, both LaGG-3s on 28 July, 1942. A DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 11 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 13 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 16 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1942. Two P-39s on 12 September, 1942. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 16 September, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 2 October, 1942. One known western victory, his 24th, a Kittyhawk 17 km southwest of El Harria on 2 January, 1943. His 25th, a Kittyhawk in the Zarzur/Buerat area on 11 January, 1943. His 29th, a Kittyhawk 25 km northwest of Gabes on 26 February, 1943. His 31st victory was a Spitfire 25 km northwest of Gabes on 27 February, 1943.
4563 Weigand, KurtFw3/4/1922Kronberg im Taunus76/JG-300 (Seyring)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350163 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/24/44 at Kaclehy Czech.)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat with 15th AAF aircraft at Kaclehy CZ, buried Kronberg Cem, Grave B 160 (JG-300 Loss List & Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a B-17 at the Nürnberg airfield on 16 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 at Zwickau-Plauen on 20 July, 1944. A 3rd, another B-17 at Zwickau-Zerbst on 20 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 in the Linz area on 25 July, 1944. A 5th, a B-17 in the Graz area on 26 July, 1944. A 6th, a B-17 at Vosges on 9 August, 1944. A B-17 (HSS) in the Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944.
4564 Weigelt, OttoUffz17/JG-3 (5/44), 10/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412596 "White 15" (dam 8/11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 August, 1944 during aerial combat NE of Chartres. His one known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 30 May, 1944, no location. Source: Perry Claims.
4565 Weigl, JosefLt1/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5341 "U5 + FH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a Beaufighter believed to be from RCAF No 406 Sq., piloted by Flt Lt J.R.B. Firth. The Dornier was seen burning on the water 30 miles east of Whitby. After what was described as "stiff combat", Firth returned to base at Scorton w/o his starboard engine, his Beaufighter overshot the runway, hitting a nearby house, killing Firth and gunner P/O R.G. Harding. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Hans Joachim Hanisch, Observer, Ogefr Maximilian Reitter, wireless operator, and Ogefr Wilhelm Schlesinger, mechanic. Alternate spelling: Weigel.
4566 Weihrauch, JohannFw18/JG-53 (8/44 Kirrlach- WiesenthalBf 109G-14 Werk # 462718 "Red 5 + -" (lost 10/28/44)EK 2, Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 October, 1944 during aerial combat with a Spitfire and a P-47 while on an intercept mission. He crashed at Lachen/Speyerdorf. Source: Klaus Deschner. One known victory, a P-47 in the vicinity of Mantes, 22 August, 1944.
4567 Weinand, MatthiasHptmStfkpt 2(F)/122 (Ghedi, It.)Me 410A-1 "F6 + EK"Observer Operational ClaspServed as Stfkpt from November 43 to February 45. Flew his last mission in Aufkl.Gr. (F)/122 on 1 August, 1944. Wiki Luft data.
4568 Weinbergmair, HansUffz4/24/19214/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550514 "White 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1944, "Under the Sea" near Wesenberg.
4569 Weindl, JosefOfw8/KG-51 (8/40 Channel), 9/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7052 "9K + GS" (75% dam 8/9/40), Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. A Fw at the time, his A-1 reported damaged when the undercarriage collapsed on takeoff from Montdesir on 9 August, 1940, crew OK (Ju 88 Loss List).
4570 Weiner,Uffz32/NJG-3Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both "4 mots", one at Munchen-Gladbach, the other NW of Mönchen-Gladbach on 22 June, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" WSW of Schleswig on 26 August, 1944. Alternate spelling: Wiener.
4571 Weinfurtner, RudolfLt29/JG-27 (8/41 S.U.), 10(Jabo)/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 7372 "Green 4" (lost 5/18/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 18 May, 1942 making an emergency landing at El Adem due to engine trouble. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 14 August, 1941. His 2nd, an I-16 E of Kolpino on 7 September, 1941.
4572 Weinkauf, HeinzFw6/1/19165/KG-77Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4131 "3Z + EN" (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 August, 1940 colliding with another A-1, Wk # 7090, piloted by Hptm Wilhelm Büs (KIFA w/3 crew), crashing at Homisgrinde (or Hornisgrinde) during a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Wilhelm Reinecke (10/10/1914); Ofhr Hans Keppler (8/11/1913) and Fw Erich Zitzmann (4/17/1915). All four crew buried in the Rastatt-Alter Friedhof.
4573 Weippert, GustavOfw72/NAGr-4 (6/43 S.U.), 2.(H)/4 (44-45)Fw 189A-3, Bf 109G RK(9/30/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA during the winter of 44-45. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 3 km NE of Nelo-Kushyansk on 15 June, 1943. A 2nd, an R-5 on 17 May, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, two Yak-7s on 27 May, 1944. A 5th, a U-2 on 12 June, 1944. A 6th, an R-5 on 3 July, 1944. A 7th, an R-Zet on 9 August, 1944.
4574 Weirauch, ArnoldOfw5/2/1917Biening Reserve Staffel 1(H)/14 (Pz) (2/40), 2/NAGr-13 (8/43) Hs 126 Werk # Unk (2/40), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 304 (lost 8/24/43) Night Observer Operational Clasp KIA 24 August, 1943; shot down by his own flak near Guernsey. Added: The ac was hit at Herm and crashed at Shell Beach, Herm Island near Guernsey. Pilot buried as an "unknown" in the War Cem. at Mont-de-Huisnes (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Weihrauch.
4575 Weiroster, GottfriedLt6 Stabstf JGr Süd (8/43), Stabstf JGr-50 (Wiesbaden 9/43), Stab/JG-11 (11/43 Reich Def) Bf 109G-5/R6 Werk# 15912 "Green 3" in JGr-50, Bf 109G-5/Y4 Werk# 26112 "Black < + 0" (lost 11/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 26 November, 1943 in Wk# 26112 opposing a bomber raid over Jadebusen. JGr-50 was led by Hermann Graf. It was established in Sept. 1943 to combat High Altitude Allied aircraft. Four vicories in JGr-50. 19 missions. One known victory, a B-17 S of Mainz and a 2nd B-17 near St, Goar, both on 17 August, 1943. Magnus, 6 victories.
4576 Weis, RudolfFw3/ZG-2 (Channel)Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3123 "3M + LL" (lost 8/11/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 11 August, 1940 during aerial combat near Portland, his R/O, Uffz Gustav Schwarze was MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
4577 Weise, Karl HeinzOfw4/Aufkl.Gr.Do 215B-1 Werk # 0036 (lost 8/30/40)Observer Operational ClaspHis Do 215 crashed on the Dutch Mainland (exact location not noted) on 30 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: He is reported crashed into the North Sea, 35km east of Aldenburgh (Netherland Loss Registry).
4578 Weismann, ErnstOblt2/22/1922Zell a.b.Ybbs, Austria6912/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3631 "Brown 5" (takeoff coll w/Bf 110, 3/20/42), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8266 "Brown 7" (WIFA-takeoff accident 4/10/42), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5496 "Brown 12" (lost 8/13/42) RK(8/21/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/9/42)
EP(2/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(4/10/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA since 13 August, 1942 after bailing out of "Brown 12" north of Rshev over enemy territory. 258 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victories, two SB-2s on 22 June, 1941, opening day of Operation Barbarossa. An I-18 on 23 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 7 October, 1941. Two I-61s on 23 October, 1941. A Pe-2 on 27 October, 1941. Another Pe-2 on 29 October, 1941. An R-3 on 14 November, 1941. An I-61 on 15 November, 1941. An R-5 on 4 December, 1941. An I-26 and an I-18 on 1 March, 1942. Another double on 5 March, 1942; two I-26s. Two Pe-2s the next day, 6 March, 1942, E of Dugino. Two I-16 Ratas on 6 July, 1942. Five victories on 7 July, 1942; a Yak-1, a LaGG-3 and three MiG-3s. Two Il-2s on 4 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 69 victories. Alternate spelling: Weissmann. Photo
4579 Weiss, GeorgOfw4/JG-52Bf 109E-1 (lost 8/14/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1940 during aerial combat over Dover, crashed in the sea at St Joss Bay, 1.5 miles north of Broadstairs Jetty, Kent. Buried Margate Cem., Kent, Plot "L", Gr 15036. Source: M.Croft. Added: His body was recovered from the sea on 24 October, 1940 and buried at Margate (D.Drury).
4580 Weiss, OttoObst9/25/1907BreslauStfkpt JG-134, Stfkpt 5/LG-2(9/39), Kdr II(Sch)/LG-2(8/40), Kdr III/JG-51(10/41 SU), Kdr Sch.G-1Hs 123, Bf 110, Bf 109E-7 in SchG-1 in 6/42, Hs 129, Ju 87D in 42 RK(5/18/40)-EL(12/31/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Polish Campaign, Channel pilot, Barbarossa pilot. 520 combat missions. Also Kdr I/StG-2 in October, 1942. His last assignment, in June 1942, Inspector General, Close Support Aviation. Nick-named "Kalinin Lion" for his relentless dive bombings and low level attacks against the Soviets in the Kalinin area, northwest of Moscow. Awarded the EL as the first Schlachtflieger of the Luft.. Died of a serious illness 19 August, 1955.
4581 Weiss, Robert "Bazi"Hptm4/21/1920Baden bei Vienna, Austria1216/JG-26 (1/41), Stfkpt 1 & 3/JG-54 (9/42), Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (10/43), Kdr III/JG-54 (6/44)Fw 190 "White 8", Fw 190A-6 #530337(40% dam 9/11/43), Bf 109G-6, Fw 190D-9 # 210060 "Blk 10" (lost 12/29/44) RK(3/26/44)-EL(3/12/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)
EP(5/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
KIA 29 December, 1944 ("Schwartze Tag" lost 17 AC & 13 pilots), in Werk# 210060, against overwhelming odds against Spitfires and Tempests of RAF No. 56 Sq. (NZ) and RAF No 331 Sq. over Lingen, Germany. His victor thought to be F/Sgt Haanes of 331 Sq (Norwegian). Prior, on 9/11/43 as Stfkpt in his A-6 "Yel ?", he was wounded & the AC received 40% damage over Schatalowka S.U. airfield. He was the 4th most successful pilot on the Invasion Front. He also scored the first confirmed victory in a D-9. A double victory on 12 July, 1944; both P-47s at Conches. His 115th victory, a B-26 (HSS) at Vimoutiers on 28 July, 1944. A D-9 lost over Bissel 10/11/44. Approximately 90 victories in the East. His 1st Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 and an I-153 on 14 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an I-180 on 7 March, 1943. Three Il-2s on 22 March, 1943. An La-5 and three Il-2s on 14 August, 1943. Two P-40s and two Il-2s on 17 November, 1943. 3 victories while serving in JG-26. 471 combat missions. 40 Il-2s & 12 Spitfires. Escorted KG-51 over Liege 12/25/44. Photo
4582 Weiss, WalterOfw49/ZG-26 (7/42)Bf 110C
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/23/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Blenheim over Malta on 20 July, 1942. His second, a Liberator over Malta on 21 August, 1942. A 3rd, a B-17 on 10 October, 1943. A 4th, another B-17 on 14 October, 1943.
4583 Weissberg, PaulLt34/JG-5 (9/43 S.U.), 5/JG-5 (8/44)Fw 190A, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 14 September, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 13 January, 1944. One known western victory, a B-24 (HSS) at Lemmer on 15 August, 1944.
4584 Weissflog, ErichOblt11/29/1919Schwarzenberg Neuwelt Erzg.486/ZG-76, IV/NJG-1 (11 or 12 Staffel 4/44) Communications Offz.Bf 110, Ju 88 RK(6/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)
EP(5/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Radio Operator for Hans-Joachim Jabs. Flew all destroyer and night missions. Total of 48 Day and Night victory participations. One known victory, a Morane at Montcornet, 15 May, 1940. A 2nd, a Hurricane in the Portland area on 15 August, 1940. Deceased 10 January, 1999.
4585 Weitz, RudolfUffz110/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 413732 "White 12 + I" (lost 8/29/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 August, 1944; killed by his own flak at the St Trond airfield. One known victory, a P-51 at Rouen on 27 August, 1944.
4586 Weitzberg, PaulLt5/25/19254/JG-5 (9/43), Stfkpt 5/JG-5 (8/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-4 (10/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # unk (lost 8/15/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 460347 "White 1" (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 3km NE of Zerbst (JG-4 List). His 109 crashed on Madeweg in Ruinerwold Holland on 15 August, 1944, opposing B-24s (most likely of 466BG, 786BS) and their escorts; pilot uninjured. (DeSwart & R. Krijnen)
4587 Weitzel, KarlUffz45/JG-53 (1/43 Reich Def; Kittlach- Wiesenthal (11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410684 "Black 13" (lost 1/5/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462855 "Black 8 + -" (lost 11/18/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crashing at Speyer after his 4th victory (Klaus Deschner). Injured in a crash Wien/Aspern on 5 January, 1944 due to a fuel shortage. His 1st victory, a P-51 on 27 July, 1943 in Italy. This may have been unconfirmed since his 1st official was a B-17 over southern Italy on 4 August, 1943. His 4th per OKL, a P-47 in the Spessart-St Wendel area on 18 November, 1944.
4588 Wellhausen, JürgenUffz37/JG-300Fw 190AEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. A 3rd, same day, a P-51 near Langensalza-Eisenach on 27 September, 1944. Magnus Report, 12 victories.Wellhausen (L) Schauenberg (R)
4589 Welsch, HugoFw6/6/1922283/JG-54 (3/44 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (10/44)Fw 190A-9 Werk# 205233 "Black 13" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 October, 1944 12 km northwest of Vainoda. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 10 March, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 16 May, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 29 May, 1944. Nos. 4, 5, 6 & 7, two Yak-9s a P-39 and an Il-2 on 30 June, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, both Il-2s on 16 July, 1944. Nos. 10-12, an Il-2, an La-5 and a Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. A 13th, a Yak-9 at Daugavpils on 23 July, 1944. A 14th, a Yak-9 at Daugavpils on 24 July, 1944. A 15th, a Yak-9T NE of Kreutsburg on 7 August, 1944. A 16th, an Il-2 on 15 August, 1944. Nos 17, 18 & 19, all three Il-2s on 16 August, 1944. Nos. 20-22, all Yak-9s on 15 September, 1944. Nos. 23 & 24, a Yak-9 and an La-5 on 16 September, 1944. Nos. 25 & 26, a Yak-9 and a Pe-2 on 30 September, 1944. Nos. 27 & 28, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 27 October, 1944.
4590 Welter, KurtMaj2/25/1916Köln - Lindenthal63Flt Instr to 43, 3/JG-301(9/43), 5/JG-302(1/44), Stab/JG-302, 1/NJG-10, 5(N)/JG-300(7/44), 10/JG-300(9/44), Stfkpt 10/NJG-11 (12/44, Stamps repl), NJ Kdo 262Bf 110C, Ju 88C-6, Fw 190A-5/U1 Wk# 150145, Fw 190A-6, Me 262A-1a & B, Me 262B-1a/U1 Werk# 110635 "Red 10" (5/45) RK(10/18/44)-EL(3/9/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/10/44)
EP(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Day & Night Fighter Oper.Clasps
Achieved 33 victories in only 40 combat missions, 25 with the Me 262, the highest of all 262 pilots!. 51 Night victories. 21 bombers. 7 Mosquitoes. One known double victory on 22 September, 1943; both B-24s, at Hannover. He downed 4 Lancasters in the Königsberg area on the night of 30 August, 1944. Two mosquitos in the Berlin area on 16 September, 1944. A Mosquito N of Wittenberg on 18 September, 1944. A Mosquito over Berlin on 6 October, 1944. A Mosquito N of Berlin on 28 October, 1944. In December 1944, he organized NJ Kdo262 (the only Night Fighter unit to fly the 262) and scored 20 victories in the Berlin area. His 39th victory, a Mosquito of RAF No. 139 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Howard, on 2 January, 1945. On the night of March 30, 1945, Welter scored the largest individual victory against the fast Mosquito bomber, by shooting down four of RAF No. 692 Sq., one flown by F/Sgt Camprey. He was the highest individual scorer in the "Wilde Sau" units. Flew "Red 10" in Burg, Germany, April, 1945. Some controvery over his Mosquito claims. Died in an auto/train accident 7 March, 1949 at Leck. The JG-300 units most likely belong to Ofw Kurt Welter, next record (most likely my error).
4591 Wemhöner, HansUffz45/JG-26Bf 109E-1 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 65 Sq. over Maidstone, the ac crashing near Denton, Kent (D.Drury). This one victory, a "shared" victory, a Fokker XXI over Amsterdam, 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Schneider & Walter Meyer). His first complete victory, a Spitfire I over Dordrecht, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A at Roubaix, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes north of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940.
4592 Wendorff, KurtMajStab/KGr.z.b.V. 105 ('41), Kdr KGr.z.b.V. 300 ('43), Kdr Erg TGr. (Berlin-Schönwalde 5/43)Ju 52, Ar 232A-03 Werk # 0100005 "VD + YC" (lost 8/15/43)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 15 August, 1943 at Schönwalde on an introductory flight piloted by Hptm Walter Maltzer (LOCS). See Hptm Meltzer profile for further detail
4593 Weniger, ErwinUffz1/StG-77Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/18/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1940 after his ac was attacked over the sea by fightersfollowing an attack on Thorney Island. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Werner Möbes, was also MIA (D.Drury).
4594 Wensing, PaulGefr39/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F2s; Werk#s 8172 "Yel?" (60%) & 12685 "Yel ?" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1941 in Wk# 12685over Dubrowka. Prior, on 11 Sept, 1941, his Wk# 8172 sustained 60% damage near Kermo, pilot disposition unknown. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 28 July, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 1 August, 1941. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 25 October, 1941.
4595 Wentzlaff, F.Uffz6(F)/122 (Ghedi)Ju 88A-4 Werk #300219 "F6 + NP" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 1/2 August, 1944; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Ancona, eastern Italy. Remaining crew of three, unnamed, also MIA. Wiki Luft data.
4596 Wentzler, Ernst OttoLt3/25/1920Greifswald3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4392 "7T + BL" (lost 8/17/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1941; shot down by flak at Gawtons Wood, Tavistock, Devon (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Roderic von Heimann, Obs; Gefr Alexander Reimann, R/O and Gefr Hans Pusch, Gnr. All four buried in Cannock Chase. Wentzler & Reiman buried jointly Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 51; von Heimann, Blk 7, Row 5, Gr 120 and Pusch, blk 7, Row 5, Gr 118 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
4597 Wenzel, UlrichUffz9/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 19954 "Yellow 13" (lost 8/21/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 21 August, 1943; Reason unknown, probably altitude sickness, 30 km off La Galite. Mombeek MIA List.
4598 Wenzel, WernerHptm146/JG-27(5/40), 9/JG-27(8/41 S.U.), 9/JG-3(7/42 S.U.), Adj III/JG-7(3/45), Stfkpt 9/JG-7(4/45 to end)Bf 109E in JG-27, Bf 109F in JG-3, Me 262A-1a in JG-7EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim over Rotterdam, 10 May, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on 14 August, 1941. A Soviet double on 18 July, 1942; both Il-2s. An Il-2 at Kalatsch on 27 July, 1942. An SU-2 at Tingula on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 N of Nadeshda on 19 August, 1942. An R-5 at Stalingrad on 24 August, 1942. A P-2 at Orlowkoj on 7 September, 1942. His 14th, a LaGG-3 on 1 October, 1942. Magnus Report, victory count may be 18 or higher.
4599 Werk, RolfFwJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove)Bf 109E Werk # 6330 (80% damaged)Student PilotInjured in a crash on 25 August, 1942 on a training flight due to pilot error. Source: Air War over Denmark.
4600 Werkeiser,Lt215(Z)/LG-1Bf 109E, Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane SW of Portland on 15 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire SE of London on 11 September, 1940.

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