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4801 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
4802 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.
4803 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
4804 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.
4805 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.
4806 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.
4807 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.
4808 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
4809 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.
4810 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)
4811 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.
4812 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.
4813 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).
4814 Ziegler, RobertOblt2/16/1922 4(F)/122 (8/42 Kertsch, S.U.), 3(F)/121 (7/43 Toussus-le-Buc) 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 the night of 26/27 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.
4815 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.
4816 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).
4817 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).
4818 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.
4819 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.
4820 Zilken, HelmutOblt12 Sch./Fl.Ausb.Rgt.82 Quackenbrück (7/39), 3/JG-21 (5/40), Erg/JG-54 (9/40), 9/JG-54 (8/40), 7/JG-54 (1/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/JG-54 Ar 76 Werk # Unk "WL + IYJA" (90% dam 7/14/39), Bf 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. Added: A student in 1939, Lt Zilken was uninjured when his Ar 76 engine failed during a climbing turn, and he made an emergency landing on the airfield taxiway at Quackenbrück. Source: Luftwaffe Crash Report via C.König 10/2022.
4821 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.
4822 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.
4823 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.
4824 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.
4825 Zimmermann, BrunoUffz7/15/19153/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 3107 "G1 + PL" (lost 12/22/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 December, 1940 after his ac was attacked by a Defiant of No.141 Sq., piloted by P/O James G.Benson, and crashed at Etchingham, Sussex. Remaining crew: Fw Walter Richter, Obs (POW); Gefr Adolf Waibel, R/O (KIA, bur CC/1/5/157) and Gefr August Wroblewski, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/5/158). Uffz Zimmermann (KIA, bur CC/1/5/156). (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
4826 Zimmermann, FritzUffz6/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/ASy Werk # 412807 "Yellow 2 + -" (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 by Loosdorf, 16 km W of St. Pölten/Niederdonau. Jager Blatt article & Bf 109 Loss List.
4827 Zimmermann, GünterFw28/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6/7 August, 1944 during a night operation in the Mortain-Avranches area, no further detail (Boiten). Two known victories, both "4 mots"; one at Chateau-Thierry, the other at Mailly-le-Camp, on 19 July, 1944.
4828 Zimmermann, HeinrichUffz19/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 6638 (lost 7/11/41) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 July, 1941 after being hit by Soviet ground fire and force landing near Btruska. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 8 July, 1941. This may be Fw Heinrich Zimmermann, KIC 19 August, 1943 in Kirke Flinterup Denmark.
4829 Zimmermann, HeinrichFw3/Fl.ü.G.-1 NordBf 109G-2 Werk # 14593 (lost 8/19/43)Pilot BadgeKIC 19 August, 1943 crashing in a field near Dojringe/Kirke Flinterup Denmark due to technical failure. He was rushed to a hospital in Soro, but died from his injuries later that same day. He was buried in the Kobenhavn Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark. This may be the Heinrich Zimmermann with one victory while serving in Russia.
4830 Zimmermann, HeinrichUffz11/24/1916Bochum3/KG-3Do 17 Werk # 3378 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 August, 1940; crashed his Dornier near Rocherath, buried Herhahn Germany, Grave # 388. Source: A. Rosseels.
4831 Zimmermann, KarlUffz3/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # Unk "9K + CL" (or DL) (lost 8/12/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 12 August, 1940; sd with wounds by fighters during an attack on Portsmouth. The ac crash location believed near Calshot, Hampshire, or possibly The Solent. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Heinz Fahrenheim, Obs (POW/WIA); Ogefr Oskar Hansmann, R/O (POW/WIA) and Gefr Theodor Dickel, Flt Engr (KIA; bur at Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cem, Plot 188, Gr 48 (D.Drury).
4832 Zimmermann, OskarLt12/6/1917Wiesenthal Schlesien488/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 9/JG-3, 11/JG-3 (4/44), 6/JG-3 (5/44), Stffüh 9/JG-3 (12/44)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # Unk "Yellow 3" (5/44 Bad Wörishofen), Bf 109G-6/R6 "Yellow 6 + I" in 9/JG-3, Fw 190A RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
580+ combat missions, 6 victories in the East, 14 four engine bombers. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 18 March, 1943. A MiG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 6 July, 1943, still in JG-51. A P-39 on 15 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 August, 1943. One known western victory, his 7th, a B-17 NW of Braunschweig on 8 April, 1944. His 8th and 9th; a B-17 20 km W of Haldersleben and a P-38 in the same area, on 11 April, 1944. His 10th, another B-17 at Rostock (Laage-Güstrow) on 11 April, 1944. His 15th, a B-17 S of Landshut on 24 April, 1944. His 20th, a P-51 at Jördenstorf-Demmin on 13 May, 1944. His 25th, a P-51 at Dourden on 25 July, 1944. His 30th, a Tempest V on 1 January, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 48 victories. Deceased 12 February, 1976 in Hersfeld.
4833 Zimmermann, RolfUffz3/2/1922Gera212/JG-3 (5/44), 15/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Nidda on 12 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. Note: His 12 May, 1944 victory is referred to as No.3 in the Perry Claims, therefore, his victory count may be four. Added: KIA 23 August, 1944 by Wiener Neustadt during aerial combat involving the 15th Air Force attack on Markersdorf airfield (Fliegerlynchjustiz by G.Hoffmann, pg 206-211 via R.Snape).

4834 Zimmermann, WilliUffz1/KG-26 (Kjevik)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + GH" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by three Hurricanes of RAF No. 605 Sq. as the bombers approached the Acklington-Tyneside area. Both engines damaged, the He 11 spiralled down into the sea at Druridge Bay. The aircraft remained afloat for about 15 minutes, thus all five crew members were able to get into their dingy, benefiting from their training earlier in the month at Kristainsand Norway. Remaining crew: Oblt Rudolf Roch, Observer (POW), Gefr Erwin Kulick, wireless operator (POW), Gefr Alwin Machalett, mechanic (POW) and Flgr Ernst Henrichsen, rear gunner (POW). Henrichsen, Kulick and Machalett were wounded in the encounter, Machalett most serious with a severe left leg wound.
4835 Zimmt, FranzUffz12/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18805 "Blue 8" (lost 8/16/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Sissons.
4836 Zingerle, TheodorUffz28/JG-2 (5/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12830(lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 August, 1941 in aerial combat with fighters 4 km east of Cassel. He bailed successfully, but his chute failed to open. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire over Portland 11 May, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Calais on 22 July, 1941.
4837 Zirkenbach, IgorLt71/JG-27Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 August, 1940 (Magnus). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Bapaume, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim NW of Calais on 29 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Foret de Compiegne, 5 June, 1940. His 5th, a Breguet 693 at Soissons, 9 June, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire N of Cherbourg on 20 July, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940.
4838 Zisler,Lt16/JG-300Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944.
4839 Zobel, ErnstOblt2 Stab V(Z)/LG-1 (5/40), Stfkpt 2/NJG-3 (10/40), 10/KG-2 (4/43) Bf 110 Werk # 3302 "L1 + AK" (90% dam 10/16/40), Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + EU" (4/5/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash durin a force landing at Perleberg on 16 October, 1940 due to bad weather (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Spitfire southwest of Amiens, 24 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Warmwell on 26 August, 1940. Added: KIA 5 April, 1943; crashed 6km SW of Villaroche during a searchlight flight (LOCS).
4840 Zoch, GüntherUffz192221/JG-54Most likely an Fw 190A-6 or A-8
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 September, 1944. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 27 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-39 on 14 September, 1944.
4841 Zoller, Uffz6/NJG-1Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2650 (dam 8/31/43) Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp WIA 31 August, 1943 by his own flak at Süchteln, no mention of crew injuries. Bf 110 Loss List
4842 Zoufahl, Franz JosefOfw28 8/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (1/44), 8/JG-51 (5/44 Dubovo) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8312 "Black 11 + I" (WIA by his own flak 10/14/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 7/24/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/44 Post.)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/14/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1944 (Magnus). Added: His death took place 10km SW of Kauen, Lithuania, cause unknown. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Kaunas (German name Kauen), Lithuania. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Kaunas (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 17 July, 1943. Two MiG-3s on 20 July, 1943. A P-39 on 24 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 1 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2 10 km SSE of Chotynez on 6 August, 1943. A Boston on 7 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) on 8 August, 1943. A Yak-9 and a Yak-7 on 25 January, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 30 January, 1944. An La-5 on 6 February, 1944. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. Two Il-2s on 21 February, 1944. An Il-2 on 22 February, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 7 March, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 1 April, 1944. A Yak-7 on 5 April, 1944. A Yak-7 on 30 May, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 16 July, 1944. A Yak-9 and a LaGG-5 on 17 July, 1944.
4843 Zschweigert, Friedrich AugustFw2/13/1914Strassburg, Austria2/StG-3Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/8/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission attacking shipping south of the Isle of Wight. Pilot buried in the War Cemetery at Champigny St Andre, France, Blk 17, Row 23, Gr 1273. The loss may have been attributable to Hurricanes of No. 145 Sq.. His R/O-Gnr, Fw Herbert Heinrich, reported MIA (D.Drury).
4844 Zsckelmayer, GeorgFw2/KG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4242 "U5 + TK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 10 August, 1942 during an attack on Birmingham England, when he was attacked by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 29 Sq., piloted by Sq/Ldr Barham, 65 km northeast of Happisburgh-Light and crashed into the North Sea. Remaining crew: Uffz Johann Ferne, Observer and Uffz Günther Schröter, R/O, both MIA-No known graves. Uffz Hans Ulrich Lossack (geb 12/26/20), Mech., was found at sea on 10 October, 1942 and buried at Lemvig Cemetery, Grave 70, on 16 October, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark.
4845 Zubrowski, WernerUffz16/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18813 "Yellow 7 + -" (lost 8/15/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat, no location reported. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) 4 km SW of Sees, near Alencon on 4 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Zubrowsky.
4846 Zülz, TheodorUffz12/KG-30 (Germany)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1752 "??" (lost 8/5/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 5 August, 1943; crashed west of Gardelegen due to engine fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
4847 Zuzic, Herwig "Lauser"Oblt6/23/191714 4/JG-77 (Russia 9/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43 Deelen), Stfkpt 8/JG-1 (3/43) Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 1459 "White 7" (lost 9/24/41) in JG-77, Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0586(80% bdam 2/26/43), Bf 109G-6/R6 Wk# 15367 "Black 1" (lost 8/19/43) in JG-1 EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943 in his G-6 when he collided with another G-6, Wk# 15472, piloted by his wingman, during an attack on B-17s, crashing at Zuidzande Holland, NW of Oostburg. Buried Ysselsteyn BS/9/207 (Geensen). He crashed his 190A-4 at Grootebroek Holland, west of Enkhuizen, on 26 February, 1943, due to engine damage, pilot safe (DeSwart). His 14th and last victory was a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. He was a Russian POW briefly on 24 September, 1941 after colliding with wingman Ofw Eugen Wintergerst, and later parachuted into Romania as a Russian spy, but he remained loyal to Germany, but not re-assigned to the Eastern theater.
Ysselstein, Holland
4848 Zweigart, Eugen LudwigOblt5/3/1914Saargemünd69 9/JG-54 (10/40; 7/43 Schiphol), 7/JG-54 (10/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-54 (3/44), Stab III/JG-54 (5/44) Bf 109F-2 "Yellow 2" (dam 35% 7/5/41), Bf 109F-2 #12943 (dam 35% 11/11/41), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 5", Bf 109G-6/R6 #15678 "Yellow 7"(WIA-aerial combat, lost 7/27/43),Fw 190A-8 # 170736 "Blk 3"(lost 6/8/44) RK(1/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (11/30/42)
EP (10/26/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 June, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-51, in Werk# 170736 "Black 3", over Le Cambaux, France. Bailed successfully, but reportedly killed by P-51 pilot while hanging in his chute. Prior, 7/5/41 35% damage to an unidentified F-2 over Druja and on 11/11/41, 35% damage to Wk# 12943 over Sablino. In neither incident was there a pilot disposition. On 27 July, 1943 he was wounded by B-25 return fire in his G-6 "Yel 7" over the Schiphol Holland airfield. Bailed successfully. The G-6 crashed at Noorden, SW of Mijdrecht Holland (DeSwart). 15 victories in the West. His 1st, a Blenheim 25 km NE of De Kooi on 10 November, 1940. One bomber (another source says 10 bombers). His 1st known Soviet victory, an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. An I-18 on 11 September, 1941. An Il-2 on 30 September, 1941. An I-26 on 5 November, 1941. An I-18 on 1 December, 1941. An Il-2 and an I-26 on 9 February, 1942. A Pe-2 on 4 April, 1942. A MiG-3 on 30 July, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 13 August, 1942. Two P-40s on 3 Sept, 1942. Two Yak-1s and two La-5s in the Kiev area on 29 Dec, 1942. Alternate spelling: Zweigert (DeSwart).

L-R: Wilhelm Schilling - Zweigart 1942
4849 Zweng, WilhelmFw11/26/1915Pfronten (Bav)1(H)/14 (2/40), 7(H)/32 ('43)Hs 126, Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/2/42), Observer Operational Clasp
The VDK reports the Fw had died on 17, August, 1944, near Papile, Lithuania, circumstances unknown. He has not yet been transferred to a VDK cemetery. He is believed still buried at Papile. DK-G Awards List & D.Drury
4850 Zwernemann, JosefOblt3/26/1916Kirchworbis Thüringen1267/JG-52 (7/40), 3/JG-77, 2/JG-11, Stfkpt 1/JG-11 (2/44)Bf 109E(7/JG-52), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 07169 "Black 1"(2/JG-11), Fw 190A-7 Wk# 431164 (lost 4/8/44) RK(6/23/42)-EL(10/31/42)
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Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)
EP(12/12/41)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 8 April, 1944. Shot down by Mustangs at Anrewitz, west of Gardelegen, Germany. Werk# 431164 "White 11". Reportedly shot in his chute. Werk # 07169 was shared with Alwin Doppler. Approximately 600 combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 1st western victory, a Spitfire NE of Margate on 24 July, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 26 August, 1942. Three Yak-1s on 31 August, 1942, one of many multiple victories. Another multiple, three LaGG-3s on 8 September, 1942. Three Il-2s on 13 September, 1942. Six victories on 22 September, 1942; two Yak-1s and four LaGG-3s. A Yak-1 and three LaGG-3s on 19 October, 1942. Three Lagg-3s, an Il-2 and an I-16 Rata on 29 November, 1942. He downed the famous Russian Ace, Lt Dimitry Glinka of 45 IAP, on 15 April, 1943, in a P-39. Victory 118 was a P-38 in the Hannover-Braunschweig area on 10 February, 1944. His 125th victory, a B-24 at Uelzen on 8 April, 1944. His 126th, a P-51 at Salzwedel, same day, and the day of his death. Photo


(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Zwernemann was killed in combat with Mustangs near Gardelegen on 4/8/44. At the time of his death he was StaffelKapitan of I./JG11 (Youngs).

4851 Zwesken, Rudi "Bulle"Ofw8/13/1919Marschendorf Mähren521/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.), 2 (Lobnitz), 5 & 6(Sturm)/JG-300 (6/44 -1/45 Schönfeld)Bf 109G, Fw 190A RK(3/21/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Total number of victories unknown, presumably 27 in the East and 25 in the West, including numerous four engine bombers, several rammed. One known victory, a B-17 at Oranienburg on 21 June, 1944. A 2nd known, a B-24 (e.V.) near Tulln on 26 June, 1944. A B-24 in the Magdeburg area on 7 July, 1944. A P-38 S of Munich on 19 July, 1944. Two P-38s on 22 August, 1944; one at the Bakony Forest, the other at Mor. A B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944. A B-24 at Neuhaus/Böhmen (Bohemia?) on 24 August, 1944. A B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A B-17 NE of Eberswalde on 12 September, 1944. Two 15th AAF B-24 Js on 17 December, 1944; "Ten Men Bak" # 42-51324 of 461 BG, 764 BS, piloted by 2/Lt Kenneth B. Smith and "Little Joe" #42-50934 of 484BG, 824BS, piloted by 1/Lt Charles A. Himmler; one at Kremsier, the other at Olmütz. A P-51 near Schwalmstedt on 24 December, 1944. A B-17 on 14 January, 1945. Reported to have commited suicide in Bitterfeld,Saxonia, in 1947.
4852 Martens, RudolfLt4/17/1914Bobreck4(F)/33Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk (dam 6/27/41), Bf 110E-3 Werk # Unk (lost 8/21/41)Wound Badge, Observer Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1941; sd by AA fire 15km south of Luga, Leningrad Oblast, Russia. The ac crashed near Domkino. Lt Martens remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Luga. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Novgorod, Russia. His R/O-Gnr is not known. He was injured 27 June, 1941 making a force landingat Dünaburg airfield, Latvia (D.Drury).

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