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4801 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

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.
4802 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
4803 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.
4804 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.
4805 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.
4806 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.
4807 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.
4808 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).
4809 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.
4810 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).

4811 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.
4812 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.
4813 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.
4814 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.
4815 Zisler,Lt16/JG-300Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 over Austria on 22 August, 1944.
4816 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).
4817 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.
4818 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
4819 Zoufahl, Franz JosefOfw288/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), 7/JG-51 (1/44)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8312 "Black 11 + I" (WIA by his own flak 10/14/42), Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(10/14/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1944 (Magnus). 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.
4820 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).
4821 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.
4822 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.
4823 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).
4824 Zuzic, Herwig "Lauser"Oblt6/23/1917144/JG-77 (Russia 9/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43), 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(lost 2/26/43), Bf 109G-6/R6 Wk# 15367 "Black 1" (lost 8/19/43) in JG-1EP

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, cause and pilot disposition unknown (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.
4825 Zweigart, Eugen LudwigOblt5/3/1914Saargemünd699/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 #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).

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4826 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
4827 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)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/42)

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).

4828 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.
4829 Knieling, HeinzLt12/30/1915DüsseldorfErg.Schl.Gr. (8/43), Stab IV/SG-9 (1/44)He 123 (dam 8/24/43), Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141583 (lost 1/24/44) Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational Clasp KIC 24 January, 1944 when, while on a transfer flight, his ac came down near Vapniarka (German=Wapnjarka), Vinnytsia Oblast, Ukraine, unknown cause. In January, 1944, this area was under Romanian administration as part of Transistria. Lt Knieling is buried in the collective cemetery in Kyiv, Ukraine, Blk 8, Row 30, Gr 2695 (D.Drury). Added: LOCS reports a Lt Heinz Knieling was injured 24 August, 1943, when he crashed in the vicinity of Dublin-Irena due to pilot error.
4830 Küster, KarlFw4/23/19213/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 722964 "U5 + IL" (lost 8/19/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1944; lost due to unknown circumstances at Londerzeel, Flemish Brabant, Belgium. Remaining crew (KIA, desig unk): Uffz Rolf Köttnitz, Uffz Rudolf Rosenhahn and Ogefr Heribert Thomas. Three are buried in the German War cem at Lommel, Blk 46: Fw Küster, Grave 355; Uffz Köttnitz, Grave 19 and Uffz Rosenhahn, Grave 534. No VDK match for Ogefr Thomas (D.Drury).
4831 Bergemann, HeinzLt7/KG-30Ju 88A-2 Werk # Unk "4D + KR" (lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew, 10 May, 1940 when they were hit by flak, and exploded when they crashed into the Waal. Remaining crew (pos unk): Fw August Herb, Uffz Walter Haiges and Flg Hermann Müller, no further detail (DVL Loss List).

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