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4701 Winkler,Fw1I/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 W of Nietalna on 23 August, 1944.
4702 Winkler, MaxOblt4/9/192121I/JG-27 (7/42), 4/JG-1 (5/43), 2/JG-27 (4/44), JG-3Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6/U4 (lost 2/25/44))
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Forced to bail after aerial combat on 25 February, 1944, over Ennstal. Friend of Franz Mörl. Survived the war. One known victory, a Hurricane II northeast of El-Hammam N. Africa on 22 July, 1942. Another, a Beaufighter 30 km east of Marsa Matruh on 19 August, 1942. His 5th, a Ventura north of Amsterdam on 3 May, 1943. Numbers 6 and 7 were both P-51s 20 and 45 km west of Bergen on 14 May, 1943. Three known victims, a Ventura on 4 April, 1943, a second Ventura on 3 May, 1943 3 km south of Haarlem, and a B-26 of 322BG on 17 May, 1943, 80 km west of Nordwijk. A P-38 50 km S of Budapest on 3 April, 1944. Another P-38 NE of Varazdin on 6 April, 1944. A B-17 near Dünavoldvar on 13 April, 1944. A B-17 30 km S of Wiener Neustadt on 10 May, 1944. His 14th, a P-47 NW of Magdeburg on 19 May, 1944. His 15th, a B-24 at Markersdorf on 29 May, 1944. His 17th, a Spitfire 15 km ENE of Caen on 15 June, 1944. An Auster III 15 km W of St Lo on 19 July, 1944. A Mosquito at Nozay, 30 km N of Nancy, on 25 July, 1944. A P-51 S of Flers on 26 July, 1944. His 21st, a P-47 SW of Rheine on 31 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). Deceased 14 May, 2000.
4703 Winter, GerhardOblt9/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "A1 + LT" (lost 8/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with his entire crew 24 August, 1940 after his ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.151 Sq., piloted by P/O John L.Wemyss Ellacombe. The ac crashed at Landwick, near Great Walkering, Essex. Remaining crew: Fw Adolf Engelhardt, Obs; Uffz hans Schmidt, R/O (WIA); Uffz Otto Wieck, Flt Engr and Gefr Willi Mauer (or Maurer, WIA) (D.Drury).
4704 Winter, Rudolf "Rudi"Lt10/6/1919Berlin179/JG-300, 10/JG-300, II/JG-300, 12/JG-300 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Night Fighter at Wiesbaden in 43, Bf 109G-6/R6 "Black 8" (lost 8/25/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 in "Black 8" during aerial combat with US fighters at Steffenshagen, near Bad Doberan (Bolten). Rudi may have served in 11/JG-300, as he was best friends with Lts. Trabert and Gäbler of 11/JG-300. Magnus Report, 17 victories. Strange that I found no victories, much less 17! Bolten 3 victories.
4705 Winterer, Otto Hans Otto?Hptm2/20/1910Kdr II/JG-54 (8/40 Hermalinghen)Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspChannel pilot. Replaced by Dietrich Hrabak 30 August, 1940.
4706 Wintergerst, EugenLt6/13/1915Laulam214/JG-77 (Russia 9/41), Stfkpt 9/JG-1 (1/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3632 "White 13" (lost 9/24/41) in JG-77, Fw 190A-4 & Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 15609 "Yellow 1" (lost 9/4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat with Spitfires, near Bergues, south of Dunkirk. He bailed, but was too low for his chute to open. Buried Bourdon France, Block 9/20/753 (Geensen). He scored the new III/JG-1 Gruppes 1st victory on 11 June, 1943. His 21st victory while in JG-1, was a B-17 on 11 June, 1943. Scored 7 SB bomber victories on 12 August, 1941 while on a test flight! His Kdr., Anton Mader, in disbelief, flew off and found the wrecks and credited the lone pilot. Briefly captured by the Russians on 24 September, 1941 after colliding with wingman Lt Herwig Zuzic, he was parachuted into Romania, to spy for the Russians, however, he remained loyal to Germany, but would never be assigned to the East. Alternate spelling: Wintergest.
4707 Wipper,Oblt4/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 1134 (lost 8/29/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
DOW 29 August, 1940 after being shot down at New Lodge Farm, Hooe, UK.
4708 Wirth, JosefOfw8/JG-300 (III/JG-11)Fw 190A-4 (lost 5/14/43 Berlin), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15446 (lost 8/17/43 at Oldenburg)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 17 August, 1943 at Oldenburg, cause not reported. (Bf 109 Loss List)
4709 Witte, HeinFw11/4/1910Berue/OldenburgFlieger Ersatz Bn XI (9/42), Luft Jager Regt 39 (4/43), FFS AB-12 (10/43), FFS B-20 (3/44), BFS (6/44), 3/SG-101 (8/44), 4/SG-103 (2/45) Fw 44, Bü 181 & W 34 in B-20, He 111 in BFS, Ar 96, Fw 190 & Hs 129 in SG-101, Ar 96, Fw 190 & Ju 87 in SG-103Pilot Badge (4/18/44)Entered the Luftwaffe in August 1942, serving in several units until applying for pilot training in October 1943. Number of missions in SG units, if any, unknown (Soldbuch & Pilot License, C.Hardesty).
4710 Wittig, AlfredOfhr5/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411940 "Black 3" (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a fighter, SSE, Paris. Mombeek MIA List.
4711 Wittig, HelmutFw9/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1727 "4D + CT" (lost 8/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 25 August, 1942; non-operational crash at Bardufoss Norway, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt Udo Richering, Observer; Uffz Ludwig Bassermayer, R/O and Fw Heinrich Stambor, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
4712 Wittkowski, EhrenfriedUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 8" (lost 8/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 21 August, 1944 over the Normandy Invasion Front. Source: L. Wiegels
4713 Wittmann, RichardOfw6/9/1922BambergJFS-2(8/41), Erg.2/JGr West(5/42), 10(Jabo)/JG-26(7/42), Erpro-22(12/42), 2/SKG-10(3/43),Bf 109B,D&E in School, Bf 109E & Fw 190A in Erg/JGr-West, Bf 109F-4/R1 & Fw 190A-3&4/U3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/45)
EP(6/27/44)
EK 1(11/3/43) & 2(9/16/42)
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold(11/24/44)
He survived the war, a friend of Werner Molge, and in July 2007 resides at Schützenwiese 38, 31137 Hildesheim. email:[email protected] A book relating some of his experiences entitled "Luftwaffe Fighter Bombers over Britain" was written by Cris Goss, Crecy Publishers. Wittmann was on the 31 October, 1942 mission at Canterbury where Lt Paul Galland was killed. His last two assignments; 8/KG-51 from 15 August, 1944 to 17 November, 1944 and 2/NSG-20 from 18 November, 1944 to 5 May, 1945. He served as Test Pilot in E-Stelle Erprobungs-LehrKdo-22 at Rechlin from 1 December, 1942 to 4 March, 1943.
4714 Wittmer, MaxLt10/5/1921Wenningsstedt/Sylt1 2/ZG-1 (8/2/43), V/KG-40 (Atlantic 8/8/43) Bf 110, Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360367 "??" (lost 8/8/43) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 8 August, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea (Ju 88 Loss List). One known vcitory, a Hampden on 2 August, 1943. Added: Believed sd by a B-24 of the USAAF 479th Anti-submarine Group over the sea NW of Spain. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Georg Kurschatke, Obs and Uffz Hugo Frank, R/O (D.Drury). Alternate spelling Wittmer-Eigenbrodt.
4715 Witzel, Hans KarlLt7/28/1910Breda146/JG-27 (5/40), 5/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.), Stab I/JG-26 (7/41), 1/JG-26 (8/41)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8345 (20% dam 8/12/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8339 (lost 9/17/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(2/2/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 September, 1941 when Wk # 8339 was hit by Spitfies near Hillebrugge, in the fuel tank, and his AC exploded near Dunkirk. Buried Bourdon France, Block 21/2/53 (Rosseels). WIA 12 August, 1941 when he was hit by Blenheim return fire over the Scheldt Estuary, and force landed at Antwerp. One known victory, his 1st, a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane at Forte de Villers, 9 June, 1940. A "damaged" Spitfire SE of London on 15 September, 1940. His 1st victories in the Soviet Union, a triple victory, two I-15s and a "Schulflug" on 22 June, 1941. Another triple Soviet victory, three Martin B-26s on 25 June, 1941. His 13th & 14th, both Spitfires; one 15 km northwest of Ijzendijke, the 14th near Groede, both on 12 August, 1941. His 13th & 14th victories were in JG-26. Magnus.
4716 Witzel, KarlFw8/JG-53 (8/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 5696 "Blk 12 + I (dam 8/16/41), F-2 Wk# 6676 (60% dam 8/17/41) & F-2 Wk# 8940"Blk 6 + I" (80% dam 8/27/41)Fighter Operational ClaspWitzel made two emergency landings at Maklok one day apart. Wk# 5696 on 16 August, 1941 and Wk# 6676 on 17 August, 1941 with 60% damage, however he was uninjured in both. On 27 August, 1941, he was injured in another accident at Maklok in Wk# 8940, 80% damaged, this time pilot error! He was hospitalized in Witebsk. Sounds deliberate to avoid combat. This was his 3rd crash in 12 days. Source: Jochen Prien
4717 Witzke, HansLt9/1/192324/NJG-1Do 217N Werk # 1464 "G9 + EM" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 30/31 August, 1943 at Veulen, 15 km SE of the St Trond airfield, cause unknown (Bolten). Buried Lommel Be., Block 21/217 (Rosseels). One known victory, a B-17 near Montzen, SW of Aachen, on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax 5 km W of Tongeren on 23 August, 1943.
Lommel, Belgium
4718 Witznick, Ogefr19/StG-2Ju-87 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane at Selsey Hill on 16 August, 1940.
4719 Woas, KlausUffz2/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140249 "B3 + KK" (lost 8/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 16 August, 1942, location and cause not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
4720 Woelm, FritzGefr2/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171627Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 17 August, 1944; Combat with an RCAF fighter, piloted by F/L D.R. Cuthbertson of No. 416 Sq., area of Falaise. Mombeek MIA List & RCAF Claims List.
4721 Woeste, AchimLt8/31/1922Kassel7Stab IV/NJG-3, Stab III/NJG-3 (4/44), 7/NJG-3 (8/44)Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 August, 1944 during aerial combat 2.5 km SE of Mulsum with a Mosquito of RAF No. 169 Sq., piloted by W/O L.W. Turner (Bolten). Buried Kassel Soldaten Friedhof, 57/510 (Rosseels). One known victory, a Halifax at Kassel on 22 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Salzwedel on 4 December, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster at Neumünster-Bad Oldesloe on 15 February, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" on 24 March, 1944, no location. A 5th, a "4 mot" by Koblenz on 31 March, 1944. A 6th "4 mot" in the area of Grove on 9 April, 1944. A 7th, a "4 mot" at Mannheim on 26 August, 1944. Magnus and Bolten, 11 victories.
4722 Wöffen, Antonius AntonOblt8/18/19185 5/JG-27 (5/43 Med, as a Fw), Stffüh 5/JG-27 (8/44), Acting Kdr II/JG-27 (1/45), Stfkpt 6/JG-27 (3/45) Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 18637 (60% dam 7/23/43) in 5 Staffel, Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412795 "Black 6" (lost 8/7/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490655 "Yellow 24" (lost 3/11/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 11 March, 1945 after being hit in the radiator by light AA fire, while attacking a light observation AC. He belly landed his "Yellow 24" W of Rheinberg, near Wesel, and was quickly captured by the Americans. Injured 23 July, 1943 in an emergency landing at Carovigno due to engine trouble. Flugbuch (9/40 to 8/41). WIA 7 August, 1944; sd with wounds, bailed safely at Rovinka, Slovakia (D.Drury). One known Desert victory, a P-38 50 km northwest of Marettimo on 10 May, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 east of Marettimo Sicily on 22 May, 1943. His 3rd victory, also in Sicily, a B-24D 10 km southwest of Altamura on 16 July, 1943. His 4th, a Tempest W of Osnabrück on 2 March, 1945. His 5th, an Auster at Xanten on 11 March, 1945.
4723 Wohlers, HeinrichMaj3/16/1912Altkloster, Niedersachsen29 Stafkpt 8/NJG-1 & 8/NJG-4 (11/42), Kdr IV/NJG-4 (1/43), Kdr I/NJG-6 (8/43), Stab NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5353 in NJG-6, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5353 (lost 3/15/44) RK(12/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/27/43)
EP(8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (7/13/43)
KIFA 15 March, 1944 4 km east of Echterdingen when he crashed Wk# 5353 during a landing in heavy fog. Buried Hamburg/Ohlsdorf, BN/53/714 (Rosseels). Remaining crew (KIC); Ofw Karl Kleilein (geb 12/6/1914 Kups), R/O and a Maj. Münsterer of 7 Jager Division. A Recon pilot in 1940 converted to Night Fighter pilot. Kdr NJG-6 in February, 1944. One known victory, a Halifax 2 km northeast of Consigny on 17 November, 1942. Another, a Wellington 10 km south of Brienne on 22 November, 1942. Three victories on 21 December, 1942; a "4 Mtr", a Stirling and a Wellington in the Marne areas. Another, a Lancaster 2 km S of Broich on 17 June, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Halifax. A triple victory on 11 August, 1943; a Halifax at Bad Kreuznach and a Stirling at Schaffhausen and a 2nd Halifax at Ansbach. Photo
4724 Wöhnert, Ulrich "Seppl"Lt10/24/1914Wolfshagen bei Prenzlau862/JG-54 (4/42 S.U.), 1/JG-54 (7/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 (8/44 Kurland), Removed from combat 1/45Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 RK(12/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(11/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Survived the war, but reportedly died 14 August, 1947 of Pneumonia in Wittenberg. All victories in the East, possibly as many as 90. 20 Il-2s. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 21 July, 1942. A MiG-3 on 15 August, 1942. A Yak-1 3 km N of Dubovka on 29 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 16 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 April, 1943. A P-40 on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 21 June, 1943. An La-5 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-4 on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 20 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 21 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 4 August, 1943. An La-5 on 13 August, 1943. An La-5 and a LaGG-3 on 14 August, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 19 August, 1943. An La-5 on 24 September, 1943. Two Il-2s on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2 on 3 February, 1944. An La-5 on 8 March, 1944. Two Pe-2s on 3 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. A P-39 and two Pe-2s at Mitau on 27 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 3 September, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Pe-2 on 19 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 86 victories.
4725 Wöhrle, HeinrichFw92 & 3/JG-53 (4/42 Gela; 8/42 S.U.; 3/44 Maniago, Italy)Bf 109F-4 (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13456 "Yellow 9" (lost 9/10/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 September, 1942 by flak, making an emergency landing in Bereich (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. An ER-2 on 20 August, 1942. An I-180 on 21 August, 1942. A P-2 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 6 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 8 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 9 September, 1942. Known to have served in Italy.
4726 Woidich, Franz WalterOblt1/2/1921Znaim Böhem1105/JG-27 (7/41), 3/JG-52 (4/42 S.U.), Ergänzung Me 163 (8/44 Gutenfeld), Stfkpt 6/JG-400 (4/45)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 1", Bf 109G-6 "Yellow <<" in JG-52, Me 163 RK(6/11/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/6/43)
EP(9/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
1 Bomber. Over 1000 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A Pe-2 and a LaGG-3 on 2 September, 1942. A Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 3 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 28 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 29 March, 1943. His first two victories, in North Africa, one, a P-40 northwest of Bir Hacheim on 22 November, 1941, the other, a a P-40 20 km southeast of Gazala on 15 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 18 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 April, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2, an Il-4 and a Yak-1 on 7 July, 1943. Three Il-7s on 13 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 1 August, 1943. A P-39 and three Yak-9s on 11 January, 1944. An Il-2 and four R-5s on 17 January, 1944. Two R-5s on 14 April, 1944. A B-25, a P-39 and two Il-2s on 16 April, 1944. One Me 163 victory. This, his 110th, a Lancaster on 22 April, 1945. Thought to have also served in I/JG-53 under Erich Hartmann. Deceased 5 July, 2004.
4727 Woitke, ErichHptm1/29/1912291.J/88 Legion Condor (37), 6/JG-3(5/40), Kdr II/JG-52(2/41), II/JG-27(10/42), 2/JG-11(10/43), Stab II/JG-300 (2/44), Kdr III/JG-1 (7/44 France; 12/44/Reich Def),Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E in JG-3, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440564 (lost 7/18/44; injured hitting a tree after combat w/P-38, no loc reptd) in III/JG-1, Bf 109G-10/AS Werk # 490723 "Gray 20" (lost 12/24/44)
Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in aerial combat in "Gray 20" with an RCAF Spitfire piloted by F/L D.I. Hall of No. 414 Sq.. He fell near Aachen in his AC, no known grave. His 1st victory, a Blenheim at Aumale on 31 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Morane southwest of Compiegne, 3 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire near Southend on 5 September, 1940. Nos.5 & 6, both Spitfires at Staplehurst on 9 September, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of London on 15 September, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire in the London area on 18 September, 1940. His 9th, a Hawk-75 on 27 September, 1940, no location. His 10th, a Spitfire at Maidstone on 14 February, 1941. His 1st Soviet victories, an I-15 and a DB-2 S of Jarena on 22 June, 1941. Another known victory, a P-39 southeast of El-Daba on 9 October, 1942. His 21st victory, a B-17 on 9 October, 1943. A B-24 NNE of Achmer airfield on 21 February, 1944. His 28th victory, a P-38 in the Vernon area on 18 July, 1944. His last victory, as Stfkpt 12/JG-1, a B-17 (HSS) on 23 December, 1944. 1936 Olympic decathalon participant. Joined the Luftwaffe in 1935. 4 victories in Spain. Served as Stfkpt in 6/JG-3 in 1940.
4728 Wojnar, HaraldFw2/20/192264/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.), 8/JG-3 (8/44), JG-7Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410254 "White 11" (lost 4/9/44), Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 April, 1944 during aerial Combat, location not reported. One known victory, his 5th, a P-47 at Mantes-Houdan on 20 August, 1944. Magnus Report. Retired Obstlt in the Bundeswehr. Deceased 19 February, 2003. Magnus, 6 victories.
4729 Wolber, KarlUffz11/JG-53 (8/43-12/43, Italy), 12/JG-300 (9/44), II/JG-300 (12/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18684 "Black <" (lost 8/19/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160390 "Black EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 15 December, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at Arce, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 19 August, 1943 while in JG-53, cause and location not reported. One known victory, a P-51 at Wutike, N of Kyritz, on 12 September, 1944. Pilot disposition 12/44 unknown.
4730 Wolf, AdolfOblt8/4/19135/KG-40 (Soesterberg) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5370 "F8 + BN" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 19 August, 1942 when he was shot down during a recon mission over the English coastline. Two British fighters attacked him approximately 50 miles off Happisburgh, causing him to crash in the North Sea. Remaining crew (KIA): StabsFw Erich Rösner (geb 9/28/12), Obs., washed ashore near Vederso and buried 12 October, 1942 at Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 68. Uffz Walter Hamann (geb 10/28/19), R/O, washed ashore along the Danish west coast on 13 October, 1942 and was buried that same day at Fovrfelt Cemetery, Blk A3, Row 4, Gr 8, on 16 October, 1942, in Esbjerg. Fw Kurt Glatzel (geb 11/21/17), Mech., washed ashore 14 October, 1942 and was buried at Fovrfelt Cemetery, Blk A3, Row 4, Gr 9, on 16 October, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark.
4731 Wolf, AlbinOblt10/28/1920Neuhaus, Oberfranken1442/JG-1 (9/42), 6/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-54Bf 109F-4 in 2/JG-1, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 531087 "Yel 4" (dam 12/29/43), Fw 190A-6 Wk# 551142 "Yel 4" (lost 4/2/44) RK(11/22/43)-EL(4/25/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/10/44)
EP(4/30/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 April, 1944, in Werk# 551142, by a direct hit from AA fire while engaging a Yak 9 near Pleskau Russia. Wounded 29 December, 1943 in "Yellow 4", the AC damage and combat location unknown. For some time, he was the wingman of Hans Beisswenger. All his victories were in the East. His first know Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 23 August, 1942. A P-2 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 September, 1942. A Soviet P-39 on 29 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 14 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 11 February, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-5 on 5 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 June, 1943. A Yak-7, a Pe-2 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. Three Yak-7s and an Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. Three La-5s and two Yak-9s on 6 November, 1943. Two La-5s and an Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 19 March, 1944. He scored the 500th victory for 6 Staffel/JG-54. His 135th, JG-54s 7000th victory, a Yak-1 on 23 March, 1944. His last victory, the day he was KIA, a Yak-9 at Pleskau on 2 April, 1944. Photo
Early 1942 Jever
4732 Wolf, ErwinLt8/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4060 "F1 + BS" (lost 8/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4074 5 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4733 Wolf, GünterFw7/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410017 (lost 8/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 August, 1943 when he hit an obstruction near St Segal during a force landing attempt due to engine trouble.
4734 Wolf, GüntherLt12/6/1923Wurgwitz43/NJG-101 ('43), 9/NJG-5 (3/44), 7/NJG-5, 3/NJG-5 (9/44), 9/NJG-5 (3/45)Bf 110G (8/23/43 damaged), Ju 88G-4 Werk # 621546 "C9 + CT" (dam 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. With R/O Uffz Hein Hafemeier, he was shot down near Berlin by a P-51 of 357FG, flown by Lt. Leroy Ruder, but he managed a wheels up landing in a field near Albertshof, near Bernau, northeast of Berlin. Two known victories: a Lancaster of RAF No. 44 Sq. on 3 March, 1945 at Hull (this referred to as his 4th); the 2nd, another Lancaster of RAF No. 197 Sq. on 7 March, 1945. On 23 August, 1943, he was shot down by friendly flak. His R/O this date was Gefr Heinz Schmitz. In Jan, 1945, his R/O was Ofw Engelhardt. Bolten 4 victories.
4735 Wolf, HermannLt12/27/1919Frankfurt am Main579 & 6/JG-52(5/42 S.U.), 2/EJG-Ost(2/44), Stfkpt 4 & 8/JG-11(7/44), III/EJG-2(3/45), JG-7(3/45)Bf 109F in 9/JG-52, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13447 (force land-engine, 7/8/42), Me 262 (trng only) RK(4/27/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)
EP(11/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
586 combat missions. 54 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 15 August, 1942. An I-153 and a DB-3F on 17 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 27 August, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 2 September, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 8 September, 1942. An La-5 on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 18 September, 1942. An I-153 on 7 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 9 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 March, 1943. A LaGG on 27 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 29 May, 1943. Two LaGGs on 5 July, 1943. Two Il-2s(m.H.) and a LaGG on 6 July, 1943. Two LaGGs on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG on 22 November, 1943. 6 victories in the West. One known western victory, his 54th, a Spitfire S of Corbeil-Essonnes on 14 August, 1944. His 55th, a P-38 at Deventer on 19 September, 1944. A B-26 at Diekirch on 23 December, 1944. Shot down twice; 14 August, 1944 and 1 January, 1945. His 57th, a P-39 on 20 February, 1945. Flugbuch (8/40 to 2/44). Graduated from flight training with Erich Hartmann. Deceased 21 October, 1996.
4736 Wolf, LudwigOblt5/18/1912Buchholz16/NJG-1 (St Trond, Be.)Bf 110F-4 Werk# 4745 "G9 + DP" (lost 1/3/43) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 3 January, 1943; his AC crashed 3 km west of Tongeren, SW of Maastricht, Be., after returning from a night mission. Buried Lommel, 21/141 (Rosseels). While circling to land, for some unknown reason he crashed, also killing his R/O-Gunner, Fw Ernst Kurz. One known victory, a Wellington on 1 August, 1942. Added: Fw Kurz is also buried at Lommel, Block 21, Grave 155 (D.Drury).


Lommel, Belgium
4737 Wolf, MartinUffz5/JG-1Fw 190A-2 Werk # 308 (45% dam 8/11/42)Fighter Operational ClaspUninjured in a force landing at Woensdrecht on 11 August, 1942 due to engine trouble.
4738 Wolff, Franz GeorgUffz8/KG-30 (Aalborg Denmark)Ju 88A-1 "4D + IS" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 20 August, 1940 after repeated attacks by 3 Hurricanes of RAF (Polish) No. 302 Sq.. When Wolff realized he was too low to bail, with the starboard engine disabled and the port engine and the cockpit on fire, he made a force landing on the main road alongside Westlands Plantation, at Ottringham, near Hull. Remaining crew: Fw Hugo Keller, Observer (POW), Uffz Wilhelm Rautenberg, rear gunner (KIA) and Uffz Werner Hans Kruczinski, wireless operator (KIA). Kruczinski and Rautenberg were wounded during the attacks. Wolff, Keller and Kruczinski managed to clear the fiery wreck. Rautenberg had fallen clear of the wreckage before it came to rest, badly injured. He and Kruczinski died of their wounds at the Hull Infirmary on 21 and 22 August, respectively, and were buried in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Cannock Chase
4739 Wolff, HansOblt6/KG-2 (5/40 Ober-Olm; 8/42 Eindhoven)Do 17Z "U5 + ??" (15% dam 5/27/40), Do 17 (lost 7/4/40), Do 217E-4 Werk # 1152 "U5 + LP" (lost 8/22/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42 in absentia)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
POW 22 August, 1942; shot down at Worlingsworth Suffolk by a Mosquito of No 157 Sq., piloted by W/C Slade. Remaining crew (POW): Obs Uffz Eduard Niesser; R/O Uffz Willi Schlegel and Engr Uffz Anton Mang. His Do 17 damaged 27 May, 1940 making an emergency landing at Giessen due to fuel shortage after a mission to Dunkirk, no injuries reported. A 2nd emergency at St Omer airfield on 4 July, 1940, attacked by Hurricanes, wounding two and damaging the ac. Observer Oblt Dörwaldt and R/O Uffz Krehl the wounded crew members, Wolff was an Ofw at the time. 154 missions. DK-G Awards List
4740 Wolff, LotharOblt6/18/19221315/KG-40 (42), 2/ ZG-1 (6/43), 11/KG-40 (8/43), 13/KG-40 (9/43), I/ZG-1 (11/43), 4/JG-5 (6/44), Stfkpt 15/JG-4 (10/44 to end)Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk (dam 7/8/43, No. 53 Sq. B-24 return fire) Bf 110, Fw 190A, Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Known to have flown U-Boat escort mission over the Atlantic in 1942, and said to have downed a B-17 near the Bay of Biscay. This B-17 may be one of the listed victories.Two known victories on 14 June, 1943; both B-17s, one from 220 BS. A Shared victory (with Georg Grahl) a B-24 on 8 July, 1943. Another, a Wellington on 27 July, 1943. Another, a shared victory SW of Brest with Gmelin on 1 August, 1943. A 6th, a shared victory with Necesany, a Wellington HZ576 on 22 August, 1943 at Cape Ortegal. A 7th, a B-24 240 km W of Brest on 8 September, 1943. An 8th, a Wellington on 19 November, 1943. A 9th & 10th, both B-17s in the Pretzsch area on 2 November, 1944. A P-38 at Rhein-Taunus on 14 December, 1944. A 12th, a P-47 on 14 January, 1945. A 13th, a P-39 on 26 January, 1945. Flugbuch (8/44 to 4/45). Alternate spelling: Wolf.
4741 Wölfle, RudolfUffz13/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-7 Werk # 5190 "4D + DX" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 11 August, 1943 when during a training flight, he unintentionally hit the water Fornaes Lighthouse, 5 km south of Grena Denmark. The AC crashed in the sea 100 meters off the beach. Remaining crew: Fw Siegfried Stadermann (KIC), Obs; Gefr Gerhard Leyer (WIC), R/O and Gefr Jakob Adler (KIC), Gunner. Those killed were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 17 August, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
4742 Wolfrum, WalterOblt5/23/1923Schmölz, Oberfranken1375/JG-52 (2/43 S.U.), Stafkpt 1/JG-52, Kdr I/JG-52(5/44)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14847 (25% dam 5/10/43; WIA aerial combat Map Quad. Pl.Qu. 75161), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411777 "Black 15" (lost 4/15/44) in 5/JG-52, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163631 "White 6" (lost 7/16/44; WIA-combat w/P-39) RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/44)
EP(4/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Plus 40 Unconfirmed. 423 missions. Shot down three times and wounded twice before his first victory. All victories in the East. His first victory, a Yak-1 at Anapa on 25 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 28 May, 1943. A MiG-1 on 21 July, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 24 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 21 October, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and a Yak-7 on 22 October, 1943. Two LaGG-3s, a Boston III, and three Il-2s on 19 March, 1944. Two Yak-7s on 12 April, 1944. Two Yak-1s, two Yak-9s and a LaGG-5 on 20 May, 1944. One of the most successful younger pilots. Several 10 & 11 victories on a given day. One such day, 30 May, 1944 downing nine P-39s a LaGG-5 and a Yak-9. Six P-39s on 31 May, 1944. Four Yak-9s on 7 July, 1944. WIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Il-2s belly landing at Khersonyes S.U.; the AC burned. Seroiusly wounded a fourth time on 16 July 1944, and did not return to the front until February, 1945. His last two victories, 136 & 137, both Yak-9s on 16 April, 1945. Despite 12 crash landings, he survived the war. Deceased 26 August, 2010.
4743 Wölke, Hermann "Fritz"ObltStfkpt 3.Seenotstaffel (6/40), Seenotflugkdo-1 (8/40), Stfkpt 6.Seenotstaffel (3/41)He 59 Werk # Unk (dam 8/30/40), Do 24T-2 Werk # Unk "CM + IL" (lost 11/13/42)DK-G (8/21/42), EP (2/9/42), EK 1 & 2, Wound Bage, Air/Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 13 November, 1942 when he was sd by a Beaufighter of No. 227 over the Sicilian Straits, Pl.Qu.1883, in the vicinity of Tunis. He was WIA on 30 August, 1940 when he was shot up in the Channel while attempting to rescue a downed pilot (LOCS).
4744 Wollensah, AlbertUffz46/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/23/44 at Wiener Neustadt)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Wiener Neustadt. One known victory, a B-17 in the Graz area on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 20 km S of Berlin on 6 August, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 at Calw-Herrenberg on 9 August, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 in the Braunschweig area on 16 August, 1944.
4745 Wollmann, HorstOfhr6(Schl)/LG-2 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4182 "Yellow L" (lost 8/20/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1941 most likely during aerial combat, location Tschudowo.
4746 Wölper, WilhelmUffz3/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680177 "Yellow 6" (dam.8/10/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 August, 1944 when he and Uffz Kurt Mann (KIC) collided on landing at Oysonville France.
4747 Wolter, ErwinOfw8/6/1916Buchwald Neustettin8/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332495 "V4 + IS" (lost 8/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 1 August, 1944; crashed at Buchwald/Pommern while on a transfer flight, cause not given. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Herbert Lienau, geb 3/29/1923, K.Obs; Uffz Reinhold Klein, geb 11/1/1919, R/O; Uffz Helmut Gross, geb 10/28/1921, Wart; Ogefr Siegfried Selig, geb 10/6/1920, Gunner; Gefr Rudolf Reimann, geb 1/4/1924, Gunner and Fw Georg Jesdinski, geb 10/15/1912, Mech. Source: B.Bines
4748 Wolter, HorstLt114/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4912 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1941 in aerial combat by Warlamowo with a Soviet fighter of the 72nd Fighter Aviation Regt. flown by Lt VladimirPokrovskiy. Only seconds earlier, Wolter had downed the one known victory, the I-16 of Lt. Viktor Alagurov of 72 IAP also. Magnus, 11 victories. AC identification by SIG Norway.
4749 Wolter, RobertUffz286/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13837 (lost 10/2/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 October, 1942; collided with another Bf 109G-2 piloted by Uffz Heinz Vogt of 6/JG-77 (DK-G Awards List). His first known victory, his 6th overall, was an unnamed Soviet AC on 5 July, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 7 July, 1942. His 9th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 10 July, 1942. His 16th & 17th, both unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 31 July, 1942. His 21st, an unnamed Soviet AC on 2 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 18 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 5 September, 1942. Magnus, 32 victories.
4750 Wolters, HeinrichFw2Stab/JG-77 (5/44), 2/JG-77 (6/44 Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162998 "Red 11" (lost 6/29/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 June, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Poggio Renatico (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 over southern Italy, 30 August, 1943. His 2nd, a P-38 at Bologna on 25 May, 1944.
4751 Wörle, ErnstUffz9/JG-53 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 7648 "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 8/7/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKilled in an accident 7 August, 1942 at Bir-el-Abd, no further detail. Source: Bf 109 Loss List. Alternate spelling may be Wöhrle.
4752 Worlitzsch, JoachimLt112/JG-53 (9/43 Italy), 2/JG-53 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163503 "Black 3" (lost 7/4/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s northwest of Bucarest, bailed safely at Ramnicul Romania. One known victory, his 1st, a B-25 50 km west of Scalea Italy, 8 September, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 SW of Chioggia on 11 March, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 on 18 March, 1944, no location. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 20 August, 1944. Three Yak-3s on 8 April, 1945. An 8th & 9th victory, both Il-2s on 14 December, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 on 22 December, 1944. An 11th, an La-5 on 25 December, 1944. Magnus Report, 15 victories.
4753 Worm, GüntherOfhr5/4/192416/JG-53 (6/44), 11/JG-53 (7/44), 6/JG-53 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780785 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 8/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Rouen area. Buried in the German Cemetery at Champigny-St.Andre, France, Block 17, Plot 1640 (B.Aulich). Shot down 2 July, 1944 over the Normandy Invasion Front, his disposition unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Carentan on 17 June, 1944.
4754 Worndl, AloisOfw29/JG-53Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a B-17 southwest of Salerno, 19 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-26 60 km south of Salerno, 22 August, 1943.
4755 Wucherpfennig, AdolfOfhr7/JG-53 (France)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 166313 "White 12 + -" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 at Fargniers.
4756 Wuitsch, sicUffz15/JG-51Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 11 August, 1942.
4757 Wülfers, HansFw12/16/19175Erg/JG-54, II/JG-54, 8/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), III/JG-54 (5/43 Reich Def)Bf 109F-4s; #s 13093 & 13099, G-4 #16116 "Blk 7", G-6 # 20554 "Blk 1" (lost 12/22/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 December, 1943 in Werk# 20554 "NL+WR" over Herzlake near Quakenbrück. Prior, rammed 5/15/42 in his F-4/R1 Wk# 13093 by an F-4 Wk# 13109 over the Siwerskaja airfield. Downed 6/1/42 in Wk# 13099 over Siwerskaja S.U. airfield. Shot down with wounds on 5/19/43 in Wk# 16116 "CD+WL" over Kiel-Holtenau. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 30 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an I-16 Rata on 1 September, 1942. Three known western victories; a P-47 at Haarlem-Ijmuiden and another P-47 off Ijmuiden on 29 July, 1943. A 3rd, a B-24 10 km W of Quackenbrück on 22 December, 1943, the day he died.
4758 Wunderlich, HorstLt2/7/1920106/JG-51 (10/41 S.U.), 5/JG-51 (11/42 Tunisia)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13977 "Yellow 7" (lost 11/30/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1942 in "Yellow 7" in the Bizerte area. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 5 November, 1941. A DB-3a on 25 January, 1942. A 3rd, an R-Z on 27 February, 1942. A 4th & 5th, a Pe-2 and a U-2 on 31 March, 1942. A 6th, a DC-3 on 6 April, 1942. A 7th, an R-5 on 20 May, 1942. An 8th, an Il-2 on 5 July, 1942. A 9th, a MiG-1 on 13 August, 1942. A 10th, an Il-2 on 21 August, 1942.
4759 Wunschelmeyer, Karl Oblt168/JG-54 (4/42 S.U.), 12/JG-26 (Reich Def 12/43-2/44)Bf 109F in JG-54, Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20711 "Blue 4" (lost 12/1/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160778 "Blue 5" (lost 2/24/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 5" with a P-47 of 78FG at Quackenbrück. WIA due to enemy fire, crashing at Elsdorf, near Köln, on 1 December, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-3 on 29 April, 1942. A P-40 on 30 April, 1942. A P-40 on 19 May, 1942. A double Soviet victory, two MiG-3s on 12 June, 1942. A Pe-2 on 24 June, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 27 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 4 September, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 10 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. A Pe-2 on 29 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 14 January, 1943. A Yak-1 on 17 January, 1943. One known western victory, a B-17 of 92 or 306BG at Hasselünne on 24 February, 1944, while serving in JG-26. Alternate spelling: Wünschelmeyer.
4760 Wurl, FritzUffz9/13/192246/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk #340032 "Black 1" (lost 8/1/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 1 August, 1944 during a landing accident at the Semalle (Normandy) airfield during a transfer flight, when he hit the trees on his approach. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 9, Gr 1022. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Minden on 19 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at Eilsleben on 28 May, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Görlitz on 29 May, 1944. His 4th, a Spitfire near St Anne France, near Alencon, on 31 July, 1944.
4761 Wurm, HeinzOblt12 JagdKdo West (5/43), 5/SAGr. 196, 1/SAGr.-128 (aka 10/ZG-1, 7/43 Channel) Bf 110, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410218 (lost 9/16/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA16 September, 1943; B-17 return fire near Brest (DK-G Awards List). One known victory, a Boston at Morlaix, shared with a Flak unit, on 29 January, 1943. Another, a B-24 on 30 May, 1943. A 3rd, a Beaufort on 7 July, 1943. A 4th, a B-24 on 13 July, 1943. Magnus. May have downed two additional AC on 13 July, 1943, both Halifax. Downed two B-24s and a Beaufort on 29 July, 1943. A 9th, a Mosquito on 22 August, 1943. A 10th and 11th, both Beaufighters, W of Brest on 25 August, 1943. A 12th, a Beaufighter of Coastal Command on 9 September, 1943.
4762 Wurmheller, Josef "Sepp"Maj5/4/1917Hausham Oberbayern102 2/JG-53(9/39), 5/JG-53(6/40), Stabstf/JG-2(7/41), 1/JG-2(5/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-2(4/43), Kdr III/JG-2(6/44) Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6239 (lost-combat 9/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5212 (lost 11/23/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3 + -" (5/41), Fw 190A-5 Werk# 7334 Yel 2 + I" (lost 7/29/43; rammed by another A-5), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 130479 (lost Spit-WIA 8/19/42), Fw 190A-6 Wk # 550314 "Yel 2+I" (WIA bomb Splinters 9/23/43) in 9/JG-2, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171053 (lost 6/22/44) RK(9/4/41)-EL(11/13/42)-S(10/24/44 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clsp w/"300"
KIA 22 June, 1944 when he collided with his wingman in Fw 190A-8 Wk# 171053 during a dogfight, over Alencon France, with an RCAF fighter piloted by F/O J.O. Fleming of No. 441 Sq.. Ditched in the Channel, with wounds, after aerial combat in Wk# 5212 on 23 November, 1940. Flew Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5434 "Black 3" in the S.U. in July, 1941. Flew Wk# 550314 as Stfkpt in 9/JG-2, making an emergency landing after aerial combat on 17 May, 1943, at Vannes-Meucon France. 15 Bombers, 56 Spitfires. 9 victories in the East. His first victory, a Battle west of Saarbrücken, 30 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 28 September, 1940. A 3rd & 4th, a Spitfire and a Hurricane 20 km N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 60 km N of Brest on 12 October, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires at Deal on 7 May, 1941. One of the top fighter pilots on the Channel Coast. Shot down twice over the Channel. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 N of Tauraggan on 22 June, 1941. On 19 August, 1942, near Dieppe, he achieved seven victories despite a broken leg and a brain concussion. Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid when he was Kdr III/JG-2. Added: Burial in the Ger War Cem., Champigny-St.Andre, France, Blk 9, Row 25, Gr 1704 (D.DRury).

4763 Würtz, WilhelmFw57/JG-54 (6/42), 12/JG-26 (joins 4/43)Ki 35 Werk# 1994 "RD+QK" (25%), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10421 "Wh ?" (30%) both in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 12 September, 1942 in his G-2 over Mga S.U., the AC sustaining 30% damage. Prior, on 28 June, 1942, his Werk# 1994 sustained 25% damage over Rangnolowo, pilot disposition unknown. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 14 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 27 June, 1942. An I-180 on 24 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942. One known western victory, a B-17 by Ridder on 17 August, 1943, while serving in JG-26.
4764 Yahle, HansUffzII/JG-5Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13618 (30% dam)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 28 August, 1943; non-operational landing accident at Petsamo Norway airfield, cause unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
4765 Zabiensky, Heinz Günther vonOfw10/27/19143(F)/122 (Schiphol) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1479 "F6 + BL" (lost 6/12/43), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430693 "F6 + CL" (lost 8/20/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 20 August, 1943; developed problems shortly after takeoof from Creil airfield and crashed. No crew detail. He was initially buried in Amsterdam, Nieuwe Ooster Bergraafplaats, 21 August, 1943. Uninjured 12/13 June, 1943 when he was shot down by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by S/L J.N. Howard-Williams. His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea by Petten, off the Dutch coast (DeSwart & Wiki Luft). Remaining crew: Oblt Ludwig Blankenhahn (WIA), Obs; Fw Rolf Lampmann, Gnr (WIA) and Ofw W. Tonne, R/O (Wiki Luft data & D.Drury). Added: 3(F)/122's 2000th mission took place on 15 June, 1943 with Zabiensky and Tonne. Blankenhahn and Lampmann missed this milestone due to their injuries on the night of 12/13 June, 1943. Ofw Zabiensky is now buried at Ysselsteyn, CT/12/300 (D.Drury).
4766 Zach, OttoOgefrErg/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2767 (damaged)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Zach bailed, and was slighly injured when his 109 developed engine trouble on a non-operational flight. The AC crashed at 9:40 AM at Arnemuiden Holland, by Hoeve Wulpenburg, near Middelburg on 27 August, 1941 (DeSwart).
4767 Zacher, HansFw73/JG-51 (3/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 October, 1944 at Ebenrode (Magnus & H. Breuer). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-7 on 26 March, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 2 May, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 2 June, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-7 on 25 June, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 August, 1944. A 6th, a Yak-7 on 21 August, 1944. A 7th, an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944.
4768 Zandanell, ErichUffzIII/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 792 "Black 4" (lost 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Shot down with wounds 15 August, 1943 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 332 Sq. 16 km SW of Lille. He had only been in the squadron for two weeks.
4769 Zander, Friedrich "Fritz"Ofw6/18/1917Köln37Erg/JG-54 (6/40), 5/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.), 8/JG-1 (6/44), 11/JG-1 (12/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F in 5/JG-54, Bf 109G-6 "Blue 22" in 8/JG-1, Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784141 "Black 11" (lost 12/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 December, 1944 over Bastogne in aerial combat with P-51s of the 352nd FG. 5 victories over Normandy. No known grave. On 7 June, 1944, he made a "pancake" landing near Schätzung, NW of Pontoise (Jagerblatt article). One known victory, perhaps his first, a Soviet Pe-2 on 9 August, 1942. A P-2 SW of Kaluga on 21 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 6 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 15 January, 1943. An R-5 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 23 March, 1943. A Pe-2 10 km SW of Kolodskoye on 10 April, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 April, 1943. An Il-2 W of Vyshgorod on 3 November, 1943. A Yak-7 W of Griletz on 22 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. An La-5 on 25 January, 1944. An La-5 on 27 January, 1944. Two La-5s on 29 January, 1944. His 32nd, a Spitfire near Caen on 18 July, 1944. His 33rd, a Spitfire near Caen on 24 July, 1944. A Lancaster on 6 August, 1944. A Typhoon 5 km W of Trun on 10 August, 1944. His 37th, and last victory, a P-51 over Bastogne on 25 December, 1944. His entire Schwarm of 4 AC failed to return on this day.
4770 Zaubitzer, FritzUffz5/JG-52 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165013 "Yellow 10 + -" (lost 8/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 31 August, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported.
4771 Zaunbrecher, LeoUffz2/14/191725/JG-52 (5/40 Peuplingues), 2/JG-52 (8/40)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3367 "Red 14" (lost 8/12/40) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW/WIA 12 August, 1940; his ac was damaged during aerial combat and he belly landed at Berwick, Sussex, where he was hospitalized. One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 south of Zweibrüchen, 24 March, 1940. A 2nd, a French Battle SW of Sedan on 14 May, 1940. Alternate spelling: Zaunbracher.

Army officers inspect the wreckage of Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 (W.Nr. 3367) “Red 14” of 2./JG52, which crash-landed in a wheatfield at Mays Farm, Selmeston, near Lewes in Sussex, 12 August 1940. Its pilot was captured.
4772 Zebrowski, WolfgangOfhr1/SKG-10 (6/44 Tours Fr.)Fw 190G-8 Werk # ? "Red 2" (dam 8/7/44) Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 7 August, 1944 NE of Niort, no further detail. He served in the first unit to see service on D-Day.
4773 Zeder, AlfonsFw42/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/20/44 at Wegeleben), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130107 (lost 2/9/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 February, 1945 by enemy fire at Zerbst (Boiten & Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 20 February, 1944 during aerial combat at Wegeleben (JG-300 Loss List). One reported victory, a B-17 on 8 August, 1944 over Rathenow.
4774 Zein,Lt6/KG-3Do 17E-3 Werk # 3480 "5K + FP" (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with two unnamed crew 29 August, 1940 when he struck the ground or an obstruction at Gent during a non-operational flight.
4775 Zeiner, JosefOfw7/11/1919Siegendorf3(F)/121 (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1680 "7A + ML" (lost 8/24/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew at Prosidnyj (Prokhladny/ Ger. Prochladnyj) 24 August, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Prochladnyj is located in the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, Russia. The crew made it near to their target because their burial location is given as near Prochladnyj. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Günther Banitz, Obs; Uffz Leopold Majcen, R/O and Fw Anton Habdank, Gnr. None of the crew are named in a military cemetery, but their graves are understood to exist near Prokhladny, Russia (D.Drury).
4776 Zeis, AlfredLt51/JG-53 (5/40 Douzy)Bf 109E-3, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1564 "White 3" (lost 10/5/40)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 October, 1940 after aerial combat with a Hurricane, crashing at Sheerlands Farm, Pluckley. He bailed safely without injury (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Brie Compte Robert, 3 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of Portland on 25 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire NE of Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim 35 km N of Le Harve on 12 September, 1940. Victories may be as high as 10.
4777 Zeiss, ArthurLt11/27/1915Wunsiedel1/KG-4He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "5J + SH" (lost 8/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1940 while on a minelaying operaion to Belfast. The ac flew into the mountain Cairnsmore of Fleet, east of Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbrightshire, killing the entire crew.Remaining crew: Uffz Gernot Freiherr von Türckheim, Uffz Walter Hajesch and Uffz Wilhelm Mechsner. The deceased are buried at CC, Blk 4, Row 3: Zeiss Gr 36, von Türckheim Gr 33; Hajesch Gr 34 and Mechsner Gr 35 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
4778 Zeller, KonradUffz17/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3338 (lost 9/30/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 30 September, 1940, crashing on takeoff from the Octeville airfield. His first victory, a Spitfire at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940.
4779 Zellmann, HerbertFw3/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110740 (lost 8/30/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Zellmann and unnamed crew killed in a collision 30 August, 1943, with another Ju 87, Wk # 130769, piloted by Lt Heinrich Kaiser (KIC w/R/O), at Gluchew. Ju 87 Loss List
4780 Zellot, WalterLt10/6/1920Spittal a.d. Drau Österreich851/JG-53 (11/40), Stfkpt 2/JG-53 (8/42)Bf 109E-1 & F, Bf 109G-2 "Black 12" (8/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14189 "Black 1" (70% dam, force land-flak, 8/19/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13487 "Black 10" or "Black 1 & White 0)(lost 9/10/42) RK(9/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42 Post.)
EP(8/24/42)

EK 1 & 2(11/9/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 September, 1942 when his Wk# 13487 was hit by Russian AA fire, blowing off his tail assembly, during a low level attack near Stalingrad. He was killed when his chute failed to deploy fully at too low an altitude. Shot down by Soviet flakat Map Quad Pl.Qu. 39139 on 19 August, 1942, pilot OK. 296 missions, at least 15 victories in the Mediterranean, the rest in the East. 17 Il-2s. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 on opening day of Operation Barbarossa, 22 June, 1941. His 16th overall, an I-61 on 4 June, 1942. His 17th, a MiG-1 on 2 July, 1942. His 18th, a LaGG-3 on 3 July, 1942. His 20th, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1942. His 23rd & 24th, both Il-2s on 25 July, 1942. His 25th, a MiG-1 on 26 July, 1942. Three LaGG-3s N of Kalatsch on 1 August, 1942. An Il-2 and two MiG-1s on 2 August, 1942. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s W of Zarsa on 7 August, 1942. A quad on 9 August, 1942; a LaGG-3 and three Il-2s, two of which were downed SW of Kalatsch. An Il-2 and two La-5s on 8 September, 1942. Numerous multiple victories, including five Soviet AC on 13 August, 1942. Three MiG-3a and a LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 85 victories.
4781 Zemper, UlrichFw1/22/1923Luckenwalde5AB Schule 119, Jagdschule 4 (11/42), JGr Süd (3/43), 3/JG-53 (6/43), 1/JG-53 (6/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20008 "White 3" (lost 7/28/44)EP

EK 1 (10/3/43) & 2 (9/1/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp-Bronze (8/18/43) & Silver (10/13/43)
KIA 28 July, 1944 after aerial combat with P-51s at Gojacoru, S of Carpenis Rumania, while defending the oil refineries at Ploesti against American bombers. His AC was hit in the engine and sustained structural damage. He was able to bail, but was allegedly killed by P-51s strafing him in his chute. (Prien states that his chute failed to open). He is buried in the military Cemetary Pro Patria in Bucharest, Block D, Row 5, Grave 113. His 1st victory, a B-24 70 km northwest of Stromboli, 19 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 over Italy on 18 March, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 over Italy on 28 March, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 E of Costesti Romania on 6 June, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Ploesti on 24 June, 1944. Zemper served as wingman for Oblt Walter Seiz in Italy, while they were both in 3/JG-53. His Bronze Fighter Clasp was awarded on 18 August, 1943, one day before his first victory. His Service Record on file.
4782 Zemsky, JohannHptm4/11/1909Wien OsterreichStfkpt 6/StG-1 (8/41 S.U.), Kdr II/StG-1(1/42 S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6185 (WIA by Soviet fighter), Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6111 "6G + AC" (lost 8/28/42) RK(2/4/42)-EL(9/3/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 28 August, 1942 (on his 600th mission) after being hit by flak. He managed to bail out, but his chute did not open. His R/O also jumped and was rescued by German infantry, but was seriously injured. Zemskys body was recovered and he was buried near the Obliskaya Orthodox Church.
4783 Zendler, OttoUffz28/JG-53 (8/43 Med; 12/44 Villa Orba Italy)Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 18885 "Black 3 + I" (lost 8/27/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160424 "Black 2 + I" (lost 1/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 January, 1944 50km east of Klagenfurt, when he collided with a P-38. WIA 27 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-26 near Grazzanise, bailed safely. His 1st victory, a B-24 25 km south of Potenza Italy, 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, AC type not ident. by OKL, on 29 August, 1943.
4784 Zenker, VolkmarHptm1/KG-40Fw 200C Werk # Unk "F8 + BH" (lost 7/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 24 July, 1940 after his ac suffered engine failure during minelaying operations over Belfast Lough. The ac crashed at sea northeast of Belfast. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Wagner (MIA), Gefr L. Hohmann (POW), Uffz Heinrich Otto Höcker (POW) and Fw Willi Andreas (MIA). Zenker was promoted to Major 1 August, 1942, while in captivity. Source: D.Drury
4785 Zeschke, Karl HeinzFw16/JG-26 (8/43), 7/JG-26 (8/44)Fw 190A-6, Fw 190A-7 Wk# 340308 "Brown 9" (dam), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 731740 "Brown 9" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1944 by ground fire in Werk # 731740 at Caen. One known victory, a B-17 at St. Trond-Leuven on 17 August, 1943. Made a force landing SW of Charleville on 1 May, 1944 when the engine of his "Brown 9" quit.
4786 Zetzsche, AlbrechtLt4/23/1919KasselLt in z.b.V. Ob.d.L. Pool (9/39), KGr-100 (8/40), Staff pos to endHe 111H-3 Werk # Unk "6N + KH" (dam 8/20/40)Pilot BadgeHe and his Observer, Uffz Otto Bollmann, were injured in a crash at Vertou Fr. on 20 August, 1940, no further detail (absa3945)
4787 Zeuller,Uffz13/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 25 August, 1944.
4788 Zick, SiegfriedLt12/25/1916Neustettin312/JG-1 (6/41 Netherlands), 7/JG-11 (6/43-3/44), 8/JG-11 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-1 in JG-1 (7/42), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 431012 "White 7" in 7 Staffel 3/44 @ Oldenburg
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
18 bombers. His 1st victory, a Blenheim at Zouteland on 12 August, 1941. Another a B-17 east of Jade Bay on 27 January, 1943. A B-17 on 25 June, 1943. A B-17 on 26 July, 1943. His 5th, a P-47 5 km NW of Langeoog on 2 October, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 near Talge on 8 October, 1943. His 7th, a B-24 on 5 November, 1943. His 8th, a P-38 at Rhenen on 13 November, 1943. His 9th, a B-17 at Oldenburg on 26 November, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 on 16 December, 1943. His 13th, a B-17 (HSS) on 11 January, 1944. A B-17 at Wagenfeld-Silingen on 6 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). Another victory, a B-24 on 23 March, 1944. His 15th, a P-47 on 3 February, 1944. His 20th, a B-24 on 23 March, 1944, no location. His 25th, a P-38 at Rendsburg on 22 May, 1944. Nos. 26 & 27, a Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 15 July, 1944. He scored numerous victories over P-38 s of 20th & 55th FGs. Transferred to Russia, his first Russian victory, a Yak-9 on 8 July, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-5 on 20 July, 1944. Survived the war.
4789 Ziegler, AdolfFw3/JG-52Bf 109E-1 Werk # unk (lost 8/26/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940: sd by RAF fighters and crashed into the sea off Copt Point, east of Folkestone, Kent. He was rescued from the sea by a small boat, possibly the victim of S/L John Ellis, DFC, flying a Spitfire of No.610 Sq. (D.Drury).
4790 Ziegler, RobertOblt2/16/1922 4(F)/122 (8/42 Kertsch, S.U.), 3(F)/121 (7/43 Schiphol) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1119 "F6 + MM" (lost 8/23/42), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430669 "7A + BH" (lost 7/27/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 27 July, 1943; shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 85 Sq., piloted by S/L (later W/Cdr) Wilfrith Peter Green. His Ju 88 crashed in the Het Kanal (aka English Channel), Holland. All remaining crew washed ashore between 13 and 16 August, 1943, and were buried at Nieuwe Ooster Begraafplaats in Amsterdam. Remaining crew (KIA): Oblt Walter Salecker [or Saaleger per Ju 88 Loss List/LW Loss Report] (DK-G 7/2/42), Ofw Heinrich Gärtner and Uffz Albert Rippel. Wiki Luft data. Interned briefly on 23 August, 1942 when they made a force landing at Trabzon Turkey after running out of fuel (Özkan Türker). Added: Their final resting place is the War Cem, Ysselsteyn. Oblt Ziegler, CT-12-297; Oblt Salecker, CT-12-296; Ofw Gärtner, CT-12-298 and Uffz Rippel, CT-12-299 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Zeigler.
4791 Ziegler, Rudolf "Rudi"Oblt12/7/19166Stab I/JG-76 (9/39), 9/JG-54, Stab II/JG-54 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk# 1643 "White 5" (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 after colliding with a Bf 109E, Werk# 6072, flown by Oblt Hans Roth of 2/JG-54, over London/ Oxted Surrey. Both bailed safely from 20,000 feet. One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23, light bomber, at Klomnice on 3 September, 1939. On 14 May, 1940, he was shot down by F/O E.J. "Cobber" Kain of RAF No. 73 Sq.. He crashed into a field north of Sedan. His 2nd known victory, his 5th per the OKL Report, a Spitfire in the Dover-Canterbury area on 28 August, 1940. His 6th (per OKL), a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location.
4792 Ziehm, OttoUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Do 17Z Werk # 2676 (lost 8/26/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 25 or 26 August, 1940; failed to return from an armed reconnaissance mission over St George's Channel, between Wales and Ireland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Horst Diedrich, Obs; Hgefr Otto Blüthgen, R/O and Uffz Heinz Homann (or Hornann), Flt Engr. Only known grave registry, that of Diedrich remembered in the U-Boat Mem at Möltenort of the Laboe Naval Mem (D.Drury).
4793 Zielske, HerbertUffzII/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1185 "L1 + KC" (lost 8/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Syrakusa harbor 10 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
4794 Ziemann, KurtOfw63/SG-4 (5/44), 3/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8 Werk # 932290 (lost 1/23/45)
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 23 January, 1945 during aerial combat with enemy fighters at Lippstadt. One known victory, a Spitfire 10 km E of Rome on 26 May, 1944. Transferred to the Russian Front, his first Soviet victories were two MiG-3s on 2 August, 1944. A 4th, an La-5 on 12 August, 1944. A 5th, a Yak-9 30 km NW of Kaboska on 18 October, 1944. A 6th, an Il-2 on 20 October, 1944.
4795 Ziems, HelmutLt1/30/232IV/KG-1, JG-101, 2/EJG Süd, 1/JG Ost, Stab JG-11, III/JG-53 (8/44 Reich Def)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164927 "Black <1 + I" (lost 8/4/44), Fw 190D-13
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Soltau area, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 at Calw, S of Pförzheim on 3 August, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) near Pförzheim on 3 August, 1944. Flugbuch (4/42 to 8/44). His D-13 (which belonged to Franz Gotz; for whom Ziems flew as wingman in 1944) is known to be on display at the Boeing Museum in Seattle, 2013 (F. Braun). Ziems living in a retirement home in Kaufbeuren, 2013, age 90.
4796 Zilken, HelmutOblt53/JG-21 (5/40), Erg/JG-54 (9/40), 9/JG-54 (8/40), 7/JG-54 (1/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/JG-54Bf 109E-4, Two Bf 109F-2s, all three "Yellow ?" ( One F-2, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9651 "Black <<" lost 3/16/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 March, 1942 during aerial combat at Tigoda, north of Nowgorod. Prior, 18 September, 1940 in his E-4 damnaged 20% over the Guines-Süd airfield, pilot disposition unknown. On 25 July, 1941, another F-2 sustained 10% damage over Sarodinje, with no injuries to Zilken. One known victory, his 1st, a Hawk-75A at Cambrai, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Hurricane near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His first known Soviet, an I-16 Rata on 2 January, 1942. A 2nd, a I-16 Rata on 23 January, 1942. A Jager Blatt article in 1/2002, suggests his grave was found in a small Soldiers Cemetery near Tscherwino or Tscherioma. Magnus, 12 victories.
4797 Zilling, GüntherOfhr3/8/192469/JG-54 Fw 190A-8 Werk# 174107 "Yellow 2" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 August, 1944 over Pontanbauld, near Paris. His AC exploded in mid-air as witnessed by Peter Crump. One known victory, a B-17 S of St. Die on 27 May, 1944. A Spitfire 10 km E of Caen on 8 June, 1944. A double victory on 14 June, 1944; both P-47s, one N of Nonancourt/Dreux, the other at St. Andre-de-lEure. A 5th, P-51 at St. Andre-de-lAure on 20 June, 1944. A 6th, a P-47 at Beaumont-le-Roger on 22 June, 1944.
4798 Zimkeit, HeinzUffz112/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA at wars end, but his grave was found by his comrade, Willi Unger, after the war. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 at Ehrwald/Zügspitz on 3 August, 1944.
4799 Zimmer, FritzUffz6/JG-27 (Fels)Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944. II/JG-27 Casualty List online via Janssen Militaria.
4800 Zimmer, HerbertLt217/JG-3 (8/9/42 S.U.), 8/JG-3 (8/18/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13265 (lost 8/9/42 at Kalatsch, pilot retd.), Bf 109F-4 Werrk # 10210 (lost 8/18/43 Eng dam Pl.Qo.30892, pilot retd.), Bf 109G, Bf 109K, Fw 190D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1944; DOW 20 March, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st Soviet, an R-5 at Ssasanovo on 17 August, 1942. An Il-2 NE of Radkova on 30 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 10 km NE of Sarepta on 1 September, 1942. An La-5 1 km NW of Stalingrad on 8 September, 1942. An Il-2 2 km W of Stalingrad on 13 September, 1942. A Boston III NE of Oblivskaya on 21 December, 1942. An Il-2 1 km E of Morosowkaja on 28 December, 1942. Two R-5s on 28 February, 1943. A MiG-1 10 km S of Bataysk on 31 March, 1943. A MiG-3 E of Kupyansk on 29 April, 1943. An Il-5 and a LaGG-5 NE of Kramatorskaya on 6 May, 1943. An Il-5 N of Barvenkovo on 12 May, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 7 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 July, 1943. His 20th, a B-17 (HSS) on 6 September, 1943. His 21st, a B-17 (HSS) 20 km S of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943.

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