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4501 Wabnegg, HansUffz8/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U2 Werk # 413580 "Red 5 + I" (lost 8/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 August, 1944; crashed at Dortmund during a training flight.
4502 Wachner, Ernst DrLt6/JG-54Bf 109E-3 "Yellow ?" (lost 8/21/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Haamstede Holland, no further detail. Wings to Victory
4503 Wachowiak, Friedrich FritzLt2/13/1920Somborn bei Bochum1208/JG-52 (4/42 S.U.), III/JG-3, 12/JG-3 (7/44)Bf 109E-1 "Black 4" (damaged 4/41), Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 165507 "White 2" (lost 7/16/44) RK(4/5/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/25/42)
EP(12/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 July, 1944 on the Normandy invasion front during aerial combat in "White 2" with a Spitfire by Ecouche (in the Caen-Falaise-Argentan area). Sank two transport vessels in the Mediterranean. Nominated for the EL. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 1 May, 1942. Two I-153s on 25 August, 1942. Two MiG-1s on 26 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 28 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 29 August, 1942. A DB-3F near Dejapropjewska on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 8 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 14 September, 1942. An Su-2 on 17 September, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 21 September, 1942. Two MiG-1s on 26 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 November, 1942. Three Il-2s on 7 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 November, 1942. A MiG-3 8 km N of Ardonskaya on 29 November, 1942. His "Black 4" collided with an Hs 126 on the ground at the Pipera Hungary airfield, his disposition unknown. Magnus; victory count may be as high as 140. Bowers/Lednicer, 86 to a high of 126.
4504 Wachsmuth, FriedrichUffz12/JG-1 (8/41), 4/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8615 "Black 12 + -" (lost 5/11/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 May, 1942 by flak at Agibel (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Blenheim at Scheldemüngdung, 20 km NW of Walcheren, on 12 August, 1941. This victory, however, seems to have been credited to Oblt Ruppert of III/JG-26 (J. Prien).
4505 Wächter, PaulOblt6/12/19105/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 5444 "V4 + GV" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 August, 1940: sd during aerial combat over Surrey. The ac crashed at Mannings Heath, Sussex. Remaining crew: Gefr Herbert Struger (or Strüger), Obs (POW/WIA); Gefr Wilhelm Hofer, R/O (POW); Gefr Günther Malbeck, Flt Engr (KIA) and Ogefr Walter Mönninghoff, Gnr (POW/WIA). The two deceased buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 1; Wächter Gr 19, Malbeck Gr 25 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
4506 Wagner,5/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 110 (lost 8/20/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspHis 110 crashed into the North Sea west of Bergen aan Zee Holland on 20 August, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) This could be Fw Heinz Wagner, later in 6/ZG-76.
4507 Wagner, AlfredUffz8/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170986 "Blue 3"Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 3" with a P-51 of RAF No. 315 Sq. at Beauvais-Tille.
4508 Wagner, E.L6/JG-54Bf 109E-3 Werk # unk (lost 8/11/40)Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 11 August, 1940 at Haamstede, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry
4509 Wagner, EberhardGefr10/31/1925II/JG-104 (10/44 Rückkehr)Bf 109G-2May have only been a student. Deceased 27 August, 2004. Jager Blatt 4/2001.
4510 Wagner, EdmundOfw12/5/1914Neuhäusel Kirkel, Saarg.573/JG-2 (40), 9/JG-51 (9/40 BoB), 9/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9693 "Yellow 1 + I" (11/13/41) in 9/JG-51 RK(11/17/41 Post.)
EP(9/1/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
The most successful individual pilot in October 1941 with 22 victories. KIA 13 November, 1941 in "Yellow 1" while pursuing Pe-2s at treetop level over the front lines. Raked by the rear gunners machine gun fire, he plunged into the ground, exploding on impact. 1 victory in the West, his first victory, a Spitfire in the Dungeness area on 14 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victories, five SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Three DB-3s on 25 June, 1941. Two more DB-3s on 26 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 10 August, 1941 and an I-15 & I-16 on 11 August, 1941. Four victories on 10 September, 1941; all I-61s. His 57th victory, an I-61 at Pafmutovkaon 12 November, 1941, one day before his death. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories.
4511 Wagner, Ernst Dr.Lt2/JG-54 (1/40), 6/JG-54 (8/40), 5/JG-54 (10/40)Bf 109E-3 "Yellow ?" (lost 8/11/40), Bf 109 E-4 Werk# 5178 "Black 2" (lost 10/25/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA/POW 25 October, 1940 while in 5 Staffel in "Black 2" over Chatham/Dungeness, force landing in Kent when he became lost during combat. Prior, on 11 August, 1940, while in 6 Staffel in an E-3, he was shot down with wounds over Hamsteede airfield, Holland. On 19 January, 1940, he was shot down by a French Morane 406, and bailed successfully west of the Upper Rhine.
4512 Wagner, FranzFw6/ZG-76 (Channel)Bf 110C "M8 + WP" (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspBoth he and his R/O, Uffz Fritz Spörl KIA 15 August, 1940. They are believed to have been shot down by a Spitfire, piloted by F/L James McArthur of No. 609 Sq., at Furzley, West Wellow, near Romsey, Hampshire. (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury). Added: the ac was completely burnt out and there are no known graves for either airman (D.Drury).
4513 Wagner, Gerhard A.Oblt1/1/1923Reutlingen148/NJG-5 (12/43), Stffüh 9/NJG-5 (6/44)Bf 110C, Bf 110F
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(8/12/44)
EK 1(6/20/44) & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 2 August, 1944 after being shot down with wounds by flak over the Normandy invasion front. His first night victory, a "4 mot" 2 km SE of Furn on 24 December, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 on 4 January, 1944. A "4 mot" 60 km NNW of Frankfurt on 31 March, 1944. A Halifax into the sea on 28 May, 1944. Four "4 mots" on 8 June, 1944; one at Magny-en-Vexin, two in the Mantes area, and one 40 km SW of Paris. A "4 mot" SE of Radio Beacon "Minke" on 22 June, 1944. Another "4 mot" 30 km from Beacon "Willi" on 23 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Amiens-Dieppe area on 25 June, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Aumale on 5 July, 1944. A B-26 NW of Amiens on 8 July, 1944. A "4 mot" 50 km NW of Lille on 21 July, 1944.
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4514 Wagner, GünterOfwStab/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # ?? "U5 + EA" (lost 8/23/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew 23 August, 1940; sd by flak on the Coventry Raid, crashing at Wickhambrook, Spring Wood, UK. Remaining crew: Obs Oblt Johann Heinrich Hellmers; R/O Fw Albert Dietel and Engr Uffz Paul Seidel.
4515 Wagner, HeinzHptm 1/7/1909Stfkpt 4/ZG-76 Bf 110C Werk # 3257 "M8 + BM" (lost 8/30/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 30 August, 1940 during aerial combat over England, crashing at Enfield Sewage Farm, Wharf Rd., Ponders End; bur CC, Blk 8, Gr 101. His unnamed gunner also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). The unnamed gunner, StabsFw Adolf Schmidt (geb 3/14/1907 Ernstthal), bur CC, Blk 8, Gr 102 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
4516 Wagner, HeinzUffz7/NJG-1 (Leeuwarden)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140024 "G9 + IR" (lost 8/28/44) Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Pilot reported bailing with injures at Niederbeisheim 28 August, 1944, cause not reported. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Franz Giessler (bail w/inj) and Gnr Gefr Hans Konrad (killed). See H. Wagner, same unit, same Wk#, different date; some sort of error!
4517 Wagner, KarlOfw12/ZG-76Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5414 "2N + EN" (lost 8/25/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIFA 25 August, 1944; he made a force landing in a bog at Smola Island on a transfer flight, no cause reported. Remaining crew (Injured): Uffz Edy Gläser (serious inj) and Uffz Walter Leudert (slight inj). Wagner buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
4518 Wagner, RudolfLt10/29/1921Esslingen Württemberg8110/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 12/JG-51 (11/43 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27137 (lost 10/11/43 coll with Uffz Helmut Neu (MIA) of 10/JG-51), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140232 (lost 12/11/43) RK(3/26/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/10/44)
EP(9/20/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/11/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 December, 1943 after aerial combat in his G-6 near Zhitomir S.U.. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 10 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 9 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-3 on 16 March, 1943. A Douglas DC-3 5 km W of Nowaiki on 3 April, 1943. A Yak-1 in 13 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 April, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 24 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 10 June, 1943. A LaGG-3, a LaGG-5, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and four LaGG-5s on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-1 and an Il-4 on 13 July, 1943. A Yak-1 S of Anachina and another W of Massalskaya on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 S of Izyum on 11 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 SE of Komyschi on 26 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s E of Jarzevo on 5 September, 1943. Two Pe-2s at Kremenchuk on 24 September, 1943. Five Yak-1s on 26 September, 1943. A Yak-9 on 30 November, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 13 December, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
4519 Wahlen, KarlFw4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430780 (70% dam 8/22/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA with one other unnamed crew by enemy return fire 22 August, 1943; the ac crash landed at Bagerowo, his Observer Lt Hans Otto Cirkel was KIA, no mention of fourth crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List).
4520 Wahr,OfwIII/ZG-26 (Med)Bf 110F-2 trop Werk # 3370 (lost 8/25/42)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Pilot injured when he crashed during a non-combat flight on 25 August, 1942 at the Castelli airfield due to engine trouble, no mention of crew injuries. Bf 110 Loss List
4521 Walbaum, Ernst AugustHptm2/12/19109/KG-2 Do 217E-4 Werk # 5339 (lost 3/22/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Zandvoort Holland on 22 March, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: While on a training flight, their ac crashed during a practice bombing run. Three were killed in the crash at Bloemendaal, Noord Holland, the R/O survived with injuries. Remaining crew: Hptm Dr Albrecht Hoppe, Obs (KIC); Fw W. Diller, R/O (Injured) and Ofw Georg Schwenkeschuster, Gnr (KIC). Hptm Walbaum also KIC. The deceased were initially buried in Amsterdam before being transferred to Ysselsteyn: Hptm Walbaum CW-5-116; Hptm Hoppe CW-5-115 and Ofw Schwenkeschuster CW-5-114 (D.Drury).
4522 Waldmann, Hans Peter Dackel Waldi Oblt9/24/1922Braunschweig1346/JG-52 (9/42 S.U.), 4/JG-52 (8/44), 8/JG-3 (6/44), Stffüh 3/JG-7 (11/44-3/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13566 "Black<2 + _" (tail flak Dam 9/18/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13650 "PJ + CU" (crash land-Ftr 9/25/42), Bf 109G-4 "Yellow 3 + -" at Anapa, Bf 109G-6 in JG-52, Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" in JG-7 RK(2/5/44)-EL(3/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)
EP(3/10/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
2 Bombers in an Me 262. KIFA 18 March, 1945 when his Me 262A-1a Wk# 170097 "Yellow 3" collided with another Me 262, piloted by Lt Hans Dieter Weihs of 3/JG-7 in dense fog near Kaltenkirchen/Holstein, and crashed near Schwarzenbek, E of Hamburg. 527 combat missions. 121 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 9 September, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 10 September, 1942. An I-153 on 18 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 December, 1942. An I-16 on 11 February, 1943. Four I-153s on 12 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 30 April, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on 7 May, 1944. His 126th victory, a B-24 at Taverny France on 6 August, 1944. His 128th & 129th, both P-47s SW of Thymerais on 14 August, 1944. His 130th & 131st, both P-47s; one 8 km E of Dreux, and the other 4 km E of Dreux, on 18 August, 1944. His 132nd, a P-47 2 km E of Falaise on 19 August, 1944. His last two victories, Nos. 133 & 134, both P-51s, one 30 km W of Berlin, the other 25 km NE of Brocken on 22 February, 1945. He was buried in Kaltenkirchen. Photo
4523 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).
4524 Walkmann, Oblt3/KGr-126He 111HBomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 August, 1940, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
4525 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).
4526 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.
4527 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.
4528 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.
4529 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.
4530 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.
4531 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.
4532 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).
4533 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.
4534 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).
4535 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.).
4536 Walther,Lt116/KG-2Ju 88A
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 11 August, 1943.
4537 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.
4538 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.
4539 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.
4540 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).
4541 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

4542 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.
4543 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).
4544 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).
4545 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
4546 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.
4547 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).
4548 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.
4549 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.
4550 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
4551 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
4552 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.
4553 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.
4554 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).
4555 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).
4556 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
4557 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.
4558 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.
4559 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.
4560 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.
4561 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
4562 Weber, UlrichLtIII/KG-53He 111 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1940; his Heinkel crashing near Ruiselede. Source: A. Rosseels.
4563 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.
4564 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.
4565 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.
4566 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.
4567 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.
4568 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.
4569 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.
4570 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
4571 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
4572 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
4573 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.
4574 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.
4575 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)
4576 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.
4577 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.
4578 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.
4579 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.
4580 Weichert, WalterFw8/27/19192/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1/Trop Werk # 430301 "T5 + FK" (lost 12/30/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew at Podgorenskaja 30 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added : Remaining crew: Uffz Erich Sachse, R/O; Fw Lothar Sommerfeld (or Sommerfeldt), Gnr. and Fw Karl Ernst Staatz (or Staats), Obs.. Three are confirmed MIA in the VDK, and commemorated in the War Cem at Rossoschka, Russia, as follows: Fw Weichert Cube 99, Plate 10; Uffz Sachse Cube 75, Plate 10 and Fw Staatz Cube 89, Plate 1. There is a Lothar Sommerfeld (the only one with this name in the VDK) buried in the same cemetery, but appears to be the wrong date, 7 August, 1942 (D.Drury).
4581 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.
4582 Weidenbeck, GerhardUffz4 4/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., bailing with severe burns (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.
4583 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).
4584 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.
4585 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.
4586 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.
4587 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.
4588 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.
4589 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.
4590 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.
4591 Weinbergmair, HansUffz4/24/19214/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550514 "White 16" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1944, "Under the Sea" near Wesenberg.
4592 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).
4593 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.
4594 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.
4595 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.
4596 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.
4597 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.
4598 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.
4599 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
4600 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).

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