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501 Füssel, ErhardtLt7/KG-40He 111H-5 Werk # 3909 "V4 + JH" (lost 5/12/41)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA/POW 12 May, 1941; believed sd by a destroyer, crashing at sea off Lundy Island. There is a second claim on this same ac; destroyed three hours later by a Defiant of No.307 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt J. Malinowski, crashing at sea off Exmouth or Dawlish, The two locations are 70 miles apart, suggesting the ac was only damaged by the destroyer fire. Remaining crew: Fw Gustav Koch, Obs (WIA/POW); Uffz Karl Böger, R/O (POW) and Uffz Erhardt Trenkler, Mech (POW). Source: D. Drury.
502 Fütterer, Karl FriedrichOfhr9/JG-6Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18587 (Dam 12/18/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 December, 1944 at Andernach, no further detail (JG-6 List). Alternate spelling: Füttorer.
503 Gabriel, KarlOfw11/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330221 (or 330231) "Yellow 3" (lost 11/30/44)KIC 30 November, 1944; collided with another K-4, WK3 330176, piloted by Lt Ottmar Zieher, near Neuruppin, during a training flight (Bf 109 Loss List). Both differing Werk #s reported by Bf 109 Loss List.
504 Gabriel, Paul Karl?OgefrJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove Denmark)Ar 96 Werk # 1196 (60% damaged)Wound Badge
Student Pilot
Injured on 20 August, 1941 in a non-operational landing accident at the Grove airfield. Source: SIG Norway & Air War over Denmark (where he is named Karl).
505 Gaffke, Johann Hans.Uffz2/KG-6Ju 188 Werk # 260325 "3E + PK" (lost 1/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 29 January, 1944 when his Ju 188 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast, cause unknown (DeSwart). Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Damaschke (KIC), Obs; Ogefr Günther Dietrich (MIA), R/O and Gefr Franz Berger (MIA), Gunner. Wings to Victory
506 Gagstetter, KarlFw4/JG-53 (8/43 Med), Eins.Gr. Erg/JG-1 (4/44 Reich Def-Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160047 (dam 8/31/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440675 (lost 4/13/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440639 (lost 2/1/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing at Reitwein/Frankfurt on 1 February, 1945. WIA 13 April, 1944 during aerial combat with B-17s and US fighter escorts near Heidelberg. One known "unconfirmed" victory, a B-24 at Golfo de Venezia on 30 January, 1944. Uninjured in an emergency landing 31 August, 1943 SE of Vasto due to a fuel shortage.
507 Gairing, KarlFw4/KGzbV-108Ju 52/3m "7U + AM" (interned in Sweden)Transport Operational ClaspThis AC was enroute from Denmark to Pori Finland when it developed engine trouble and made a forced landing at Rommehed Sweden on 19 July, 1943. It carried a crew of five and two passengers. Remaining crew: Ofw Phillip Walter, Fw Karl Friedrich Muhme, Ofw Karl Düssel and Uffz Josef Neumann. The pilots were not positively identified by the author. The pilot and co-pilot selections are mine. Source: B.Widfeldt
508 Ganslmayr, RudolfLt1/8/1919Munich3/KG-54 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 2152 "B3 + OL" (lost 9/17/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 17 September, 1940 when his AC was attacked over Maidstone by a Defiant of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by Sgt Laurence & Sgt Chard, and broke apart in mid-air, coming down at St Andrews Close, Maidstone. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Will Fachinger, Observer (geb 4/30/1919; Uffz Ernst Bauer, R/O (Geb 5/17/1917 and Uffz Karl Schlössler, Gunner. Added: The deceased are buried in Maidstone Cem. Plot CC, Div 1 as follows: Uffz Schlössler in Gr 280, Lt Ganslmayr in Gr 281, Ogefr Fachinger in Gr 282, and Uffz Bauer in Gr 283 (cwgc.org via S.Horton)
509 Gassel, Helmut Uffz4(F)/121 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 880402 (50% dam 6/30/41), Ju 88D-3 Werk # 430184 "7A + CM" (lost 6/3/42) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Karl Barth and two other unnamed crew at Sagorsk-Rybinsk 3 June, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (Wk# 430184): Fw A.Grundmann, R/O and Uffz W.Nissel, Gnr, no VDK matches. In an earlier incident, 30 June, 1941, Uffz Gassel's Wk# 880402 was 50% damaged making a force landing at Klemensow airfield after being attacked by Soviet fighters. Uffz Gassel was wounded in the encounter. Remaining crew (Wk# 0402): Ofw K.Ulscht, Obs (WIA) and Uffz Udo-Botho von Valtier, R/O (KIA, commemorated in the Ger War Cem, Przemysl, Poland). The fourth member id unknown (D.Drury). Added: His D-3 was sd by Soviet fighters, and crashed on the shore of Rybinsk (D.Drury).
510 Gathof, KarlUffzII/JG-26 (joins 1/44), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430484 "Brown 1" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a p-47 of 78 or 366FG 5 km S of Malmedy.
511 Gauchel, Karl GustianObltStffüh 7/JG-105 (Hildesheim)Bf 109G, Fw 190AJager Blatt 6/2003.
512 Gauert, KarlUffz9/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + KT" (lost 6/21/44) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 21 June, 1944, during a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, France, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA, desig unk): Ogefr Johann Düngel, Ogefr Heinz Heller and Ogefr Gerhard Kroll. No known graves (D.Drury).
513 Gaykow, Karl HeinzUffz10(Jabo)/JG-26 Bf 109F-4/R1 Werk # 8353 "White 6 + bomb" (65% damaged) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 10 April, 1942 when he made a forced landing on Arques due to engine failure during an operational sortie.
514 Gebhardt, Karl Heinz5/16/1923JG-2Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 19 August, 1998. Jager Blatt Obit.
515 Gehrke, HeinzUffz511/JG-26 (12/44)Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 1" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 441481 "Yel 20" (lost), Fw 190D-9 #500096 "Yel 1" (lost 2/22/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 14 December, 1944 in his Bf 109G-14 Werk # 463111 "Yellow 23" during aerial combat with a Tempest of RAF No. 56 Sq. S of Rheine. His "Yellow 1" was destroyed on the ground during a B-17 raid on Villacoublay. "Yellow 20 destroyed when it overturned during a landing; Gehrke only slightly injured. A replacement pilot, he flew his first combat mission on 16 March, 1944. He flew wingman for Fw. Karl Laub. Also, for Major Mietusch on 17 July, 1944 when Mietusch was shot down, through no fault of Gehrkes. On this mission, he scored his first victory, a Liberator, # 41-29331 "Blondies Folly" of the 458BG, 755BS, flown by 2/Lt Neil AJ Peters, but was subsequently shot down by four Thunderbolts of the 356th FG. His 2nd, a B-17 in the Saar-Hünsruck area on 13 April, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Meitingen on 24 April, 1944. A 4th, a Lancaster at Taverny on 6 August, 1944. His 5th, a Spitfire (RAF No 416 Sq) near the Brussels-Evere airfield on 1 January, 1945. Shot down 4 times, the last, in "Yellow 1", 22 Feb., 1945. Hospitalized w/burns until 11/45. Flew Bf 109K-4 in December, 1944. "Bodenplatte" pilot. His personal emblem: "Pikus the Tomcat".
516 Geier, Karlo Friedrich FranzFw5/KG-76Ju 88A Werk # unk (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; sd by RAF fighters. The ac broke up and crashed at Ide Hill, near Sevenoaks, Kent. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Albert Eichhorn, StabsFw Hans Johannes Vetter and Gefr Karl Skuthan. The four deceased are buried at CC, Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 47 (D.Drury).
517 Geilert, WernerLt11/25/1916Freiburg1(F)/131Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0222 "8L + WH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 October, 1943; non-operational crash near Alesund Norway, cause unknown. His R/O, Ogefr Karl Hesse, was also killed. Source: SIG Norway. Added: The cause of the crash was involuntary ground contact due to rudder trouble; buried Trondheim-Havstein (LOCS).
518 Geisler, Kurt Karl?Hptm1/28/1914Hennersdorf SchlesienKdr Air Transport Group "Don", Kdr I/SKG-210Ju 52, Fw 190A-5 Wk# 840006 (lost 9/6/43) in SKG-10
RK(1/24/43)
EP(2/1/43)
Transport & Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 7 September, 1943 in his A-5 in aerial combat with a British Mosquito Night Fighter of RAF No. 85 Sq, piloted by F/O Houghton, near Cambridge England after over 300 missions. He crashed at Hawstead, Bury, St Edmunds, Suffolk and buried at Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 465 (M.Croft). Photo
519 Geissler, GerhardOfw7/KG-55He 111P "G1 + IR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 3/4 August, 1940 during a bombing raid in the Bristol area, when he was shot down by flak over the English coast. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Karl Ohmann, Observer; Uffz Walter Weber, R/O; Uffz Werner Thieme, Mechanic and Uffz Friedrich Westphal, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
520 Geisswinkler, KarlUffz6/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6391 "Yellow 8 + -" (lost 10/26/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 October, 1940 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, crashing at Chalket Farm, Pembury, Tunbridge-Wells. Source: Jochen Prien
521 Gemke, WilhelmUffz12/12/1916HannoverI/KG-4 (Perleberg)He 111P-2 Werk # Unk (lost 4/6/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 6 April, 1940; the ac was destroyed in a crash at Perleberg, killing the entire crew, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Lamert, Obs (1 Staffel); Uffz Helmut Winkler, Flt Engr (1 Staffel) and Gefr Walter Holdgrün, R/O (2 Staffel). Gemke was a member of 2 Staffel also. Two known graves: Gemke buried at Alfeld/Leine Stadtfriedhof, Gr 35; Winkler buried at Crimmitschau, Row 10, Gr 13 (D.Drury).
522 Gendner, KarlOfw3/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0086 "F8 + IH" (lost 12/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 December, 1941 while flying as Co-pilot for Oblt Hans Joachim Hase. They were sd into the Atlantic by Grumann Martlets (Wildcats) of FAA 802 Sq., off the RN carrier, HMS Audacity. See Oblt Hans Joachim Hase for further detail (D.Drury).
523 Genicke, HelmutFhjFw3/ZG-76Me 410B-2/U2 Werk # 470126 "M8 + ?8" (lost 6/26/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspPilot reported KIC 26 June, 1944 when his ac crashed at Breclav, CZ., cause unknown. His R/O, Uffz Karl Heinz Schuldt, was also killed (F.Braun).
524 Genth, AdolfObst (Post)7/27/1894Braamfintain (Blackberry Fountain) Johannesburg, South AfricaKdr I/KG-76 (6/40), Kdr III/KG-76 (7/40 Cormeilles-en-Vexin)Do 17Z (lost 7/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 July, 1940; shot down over Dover by a Spitfire of RAF No.85 Sq., piloted by F/O Patrick Woods-Scawen (KIA 1 September, 1940). He was the Father of JG-26 pilot, Uffz Karl Georg Genth. WWI pilot. Channel pilot. Added: On 29 July, 1940, he was acting as Observer, the Do 17 being piloted by Ofw Edmund Riebl, who survived (D.Drury).
525 Genth, Karl GeorgUffzNaumburg, Germany2Erg/JG-26, 12/JG-26 (8/44), 11/JG-26 (3/45 Plantlünne)Bf 109G-10, Bf 109G-14, Bf 109K-4, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500118 "Yellow 15" (lost 3/7/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in "Yellow 15" 7 March, 1945 during aerial combat east of Enschede/Glanerbrook with a Tempest of RAF No 3 (Greek) Sq, piloted by Flt Lt B.M. Vassiliades (KIA 21 March, 1945) near Enschede. His first victim, a Spitfire of RAF No. 412 Sq. over Nijmegen on 27 September, 1944, on his first mission. His 2nd, Genth shot down the highest scoring Tempest pilot, Sq. Ldr. D.C. "Foob" Fairbanks of RAF No. 274 Squadron on 28 February, 1945. This victory has also been credited to Theobold Kraus. The "Old Hares" were a little jealous of him for his flying abilities, as recognized by the Ground Crews. He witnessed the crash of Hptm Wollnitz and Uffz Dachmann on 28 February, 1945, in which they were both killed. He became a POW 4 April, 1945 when Americans took over the hospital at Naumburg.
526 Georg, KarlLt6/JG-77Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785607 "Red 2" (lost 12/27/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at St Vith while on a recon mission 27 December, 1944, cause not reported.
527 Gerber, KarlOblt2II/NJG-100Ju 88C-6 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten.
528 Gerbig,Ofw3/Ku.Fl.Gr. 606Do 17Z Werk # Unk "7T + BL" (lost 6/10/40)Observer Operational ClaspHis Do 17Z was sd 10 June, 1940 in Pl.Qu. 7295 by a Short Sunderland Mk I flying boat of No. 204 Sq., piloted by wg/Cmdr Edward Davis, pilot disposition not reported. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Gerhard Prikker, Obs (KIA) and Uffz Karl Hölscher, Flt Engr (WIA). Hölscher also known to have flown with Lt.z.S. Heinz Havemann. Prikker buried in the War Cem at Brake, Germany, Blk A, Gr 6 (D.Drury).
529 Gergs, HerbertFw4/KG-40Do 217E-4 Werk # 1120 "F8 + EM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 25/26 April, 1942 while on a bombing raid at Bath; the pilot was reportedly dazzled by the searchlight of a Pentridge Hill (Dorset) regiment and crashed at Bottlebush Down, Handley Cross, Dorset at 05:05 hours. This AC appears to have already been in difficulty, having first been called by Rennes, without reply, from 04:42 hours, and they continued calling until 07:58 hours, while Nantes also tried unsuccessfully between 06:57 and 07:10 hours. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ogefr Helmut Tomschi, Observer; Uffz Karl Kainzinger, R/O and Uffz Adolf Lenz, Gunner. The crew were subsequently buried at Cranborne Cemetery. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. They have since been moved to Cannock Chase, in a joint grave, Plot 9, Row 1, Gr 1 (D.Drury).
530 Gericke, Karl Heinz1924UnknownAC Type unknownPilot Badge ?POW (date unknown). He reportedly crashed on the European Continent, and was captured in a train station, attempting to get home. After being released, he married Margaret Alice Walker in Lichfield in 1947. Deceased in 1968 at age 44, after residing in Hayle, Cornwall. Source: Grandson, Nick Sleeman.
531 Gerlach, Hans Heinz KarlLt12/5/1919Göttingen14/JG-2 (Channel) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12819 (lost 7/4/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1941 in aerial combat 25 km northwest of Arras, near Bethune. One known victory, a Spitfire on 23 June, 1941, no location. Added: Burial Ger War Cem at Bourdon, France, Blk 8, Row 8, Gr 278 (D.Drury).
532 Germann, Karl DrLtIII/JG-300 (III/JG-11)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19851 (dam 9/22/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHe made an emergency landing at Wunstorff after combat damage on 22 September, 1943, pilot OK.
533 Germeshausen, Karl HeinzOfhr5/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 20231 "Black 8" (lost 11/13/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 November, 1943 during aerial combat in the Engden/Nordhorn area.
534 Gerstengarbe, KarlUffz7/JG-7 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412823 (lost 6/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 June, 1944 during aerial combat 13km from Nogent-le-Rotrou.
535 Gerstmann, Karl HeinzOfhr5/4/1921DresdenUnkDFS 230 & Go 242Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp in Brz.
Survived the war, serving in N.Africa, Greece & Italy. Deceased 8 November, 1993 in Dresden (aufhimmelzuhause).
536 Geruschke, Karl HeinzLt1/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 (force landed 2/21/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2266 "9K + DB" (lost 3/3/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew at Menifa 3 March, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). His disposition after the 2/43 crash unknown. DK-G Awards List
537 Gessert, SiegfriedFw2/KG-4He 111H-4 "5J + EK" (lost) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 27 June, 1940 when during a raid on Middlesbrough, he was caught by a twin-engine Night Fighter, most likely Sgt A.C.Hodgkinson of RAF No. 219 Sq., and forced to ditch 21 miles E of Tees. Both engines had seized and the AC remained afloat for about three minutes, allowing the crew, two of whom were wounded (names not reported), to escape into their dingy. They were picked up three hours after ditching. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Beck,Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Dieter, R/O and Gefr Horst Filihowski, Flt Engr. Another possibility is that it was not a twin-engine NF, and may have been a Spitfire of RAF No. 72 Sq., piloted by F/O R.A.Thomson. Crew designations by D.Drury.
538 Geyer, KarlUffz5/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Franz Hartmann, Observer; Uffz Josef Getzinger, R/O and Uffz Alfred Stenzel, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
539 Geyer, KarlLt1/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260177 "3E + HH" (lost 10/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 October, 1943; shot down by a Mosquito of No. 85 Sq., piloted by P/O Thomas; three others unnamed KIA.
540 Gier, KarlUffzI/Erg-JG-2 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411015 (25% dam 1/28/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at the Perleberg airfield on 28 January, 1945 due to a servicing fault.
541 Giese, Karl HeinzUffz7/SG-1Ju 87D3 & D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
542 Giessen,Fw6/LG-1 (Düsseldorf)Ju 88A (lost 5/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured 29 May, 1940 after being hit by flak from a British ship while he was attacking troops at Dunkirk. On fire, and with a damaged prop, he made a force landing at Zuidland/Zuidzande Holland. Remaining crew: Karl Meier, Obs, Bronitzky and Hahne. All the crew were uninjured (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
543 Gloer, Karl HeinzLtJG-53 (Kirrlach- Wiesenthal)Bf 109K-4 (lost 3/9/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 March, 1945 during aerial combat while on an intercept mission. He suffered engine damage and crashed at Hemsbach. Source: Klaus Deschner.
544 Glumann, KarlFw4/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142433 "4D + AM (lost 2/26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at the Algiers harbor 26 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
545 Glunck, KarlUffzIV(StG)/LG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6106 (lost 7/14/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1941 during aerial combat with enemy fighters. His R/O, Gefr Günter Bley was also killed. Source: SIG Norway.
546 Göbel, AlfredUffz1/6/1920Planitz3/KG-40Fw 200C-8/U8 Werk # 0224 "F8 + OL" (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission over the North Sea, approx 400 km NW of Lofoten. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Arthur Czychi, geb 10/26/1916, Co-pilot; Uffz Karl Heinz Frink, geb 12/19/1919, Obs; Uffz Johann Göd, geb 9/8/1919, R/O 1; Uffz Albert Heil, geb 6/4/1919, R/O 2; Uffz Gerhard Henze, geb 2/8/1921, Mech and Ogefr Josef Straschek, geb 2/27/1923, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
547 Goczoll, KarlUffz9/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7294 "Yellow 2" (lost 7/18/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 July, 1943, cause and location not reported.
548 Godbersen, Karl HansHptm1E/Stab NJG-2, I/NJG-2, 10/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 1/NJG-100 (4/44), 5/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory (i.z.Arb.LN), a Soviet Pe-2 on the night odf 17-18 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet R-5 on the night of 6-7 April, 1944. Alternate spelling: Godbersein. Boiten 3 victories.
549 Goellner, Karl HeinzOblt12/27/1916Zwickau3/KG-2 Do 217E-4 Werk # 5596 "U5 + NH" (lost 6/5/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 4/5 June, 1943 during a raid on London, and crashing into the North Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Willi Neutz (geb 2/22/21), Obs (KIA); Ogefr K.H.Krause, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr W.Reichert, Flt Engr (MIA). The two deceased are buried at Ysselsteyn. The body of Oblt Goellner washed ashore at Westkapelle 6/24/43, buried initially at Vlissingen, reburied 1/6/48 BC-8-181. The body of Uffz Neutz washed ashore 6/21/43 at Westkapelle, buried initally at Vlissingen, reburied 1/6/48 BC-8-179 (LOCS & Find-A-Grave by Fred).
550 Goetze, KarlOblt6/17/19195 13(Z)/LG-1, 9/JG-1 (7/42), 8/JG-11 (3/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-11 (10/43) Bf 109E, Bf 110, Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 "Black 8 + I" (lost 10/2/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 10 January, 1944; shot and murdered by Fw Harlos, a fellow pilot of his unit. WIA 2 October, 1943; sd in the vicinity of Wittmundhafen (LOCS). His first known victory, a Hurricane in the Needles area on 8 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 2 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km S of Bromley on 27 September, 1940. A 4th, a Stirling east of Insel Mando on 16 July, 1942. A 5th, a B-17 on 4 March, 1943. Alternate spelling: Götz (Magnus). His victories may be as high as 9 (LOCS). Karl & Kurt in 8/JG-11, seem to be the same person, namely Karl.
551 Goetze, KurtOblt4Stfkpt 8/JG-11Bf 109G-6 EP (2/28/44)


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 (or 10th) January, 1944 (LOCS). One known victory, a B-17 S of Kellinghusen on 25 July, 1943. A B-17 on 26 July, 1943. A B-17 on 29 July, 1943. A B-17 on 26 November, 1943. A B-17 into the sea off Spiekeroog on 20 December, 1943. Magnus. This seems to be Karl, whose victories as "Kurt", may be misappropriated. Adding the Karl & Kurt victories together, you get 9, as suggested by LOCS.
552 Göller, Karl Uffz8/23/1923Wallau im Taunus112/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109 G-14 Werk # 464112 "Blue 7" (lost 1/1/45), Bf 109K-4 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory was a P-47 of 358FG he rammed with "Blue 7" on 1 January, 1945 over the Pfalz Forest. He bailed out successfully, with wounds. Added: I have added the following from a grave photo of a Jagdflieger Karl Göller, KIA 4 April, 1945, who I believe is the Uffz in 12/JG-53. His grave marker is located in the war cem. Grünsfeld-Zimmern, at the exact crashsite, in a forest near the village of Zimmern. Images provided by C.Tschall, whose Father witnessed the crash.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
553 Golles, Karl 'Karlchen'Ofw10/13/1917Zwickau Sachsen4Transport pilot, 8/ZG-2 (11/42), 10/NJG-1 (4/43), III/SKG-10, 6 & 9/SG-4Bf 110C in ZG-2, Ju 87, Fw 190
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 7 July, 1944 during a low level attack 5 km southwest of Michaliszki (Kurland), when his AC slammed into the ground and burned on impact. 400 missions, shot down several times, two bail outs. One known victory, a B-17 8 km northwest of Bizerta on 28 November, 1942. One known Desert victory while in NJG-1, a Spitfire 5 km west of Febrouana on 6 April, 1943. While in 6/SG-4, he downed a P-40 south southeast of Fossacrania Italy, 30 November, 1943.
554 Gollmann, HorstOblt19121(F)/122He 111H-2 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 28 March, 1940; failed to return from a mission. Shot down off Wick by British fighters of RAF Nos. 43 and 605 Sqs.. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Georg Schwenzer, Uffz Karl Knollmann and Ofw Willi Moller. Wiki Luft data.
555 Gollner, KarlUffz5/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441711 (lost 9/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944 during aerial combat in the Arnheim area (Bf 109 Loss List).
556 Goppert, KarlOfw8/5/19144/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 1646 "1G + FM" (lost 1/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 9 January, 1941; failed to return from an operation to Manchester, and circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Müller, Obs; Ofw Gustav Wehrmann (or Wehrhan), R/O and Fw Hans Strutholz (or Struchholz), Flt Engr.. Pilot alternate spelling: Göppert (D.Drury).
557 Gorecan, MarijanHptm70 SeenotstaffelDo 24N-1 Werk # 0079 "Q8 + AB" (interned 9/7/44) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp Interned briefly 7 September, 1944 after making a landing at Izmir Turkey. Remaining crew (interned): Fw Karl Mahl (Özkan Türker).
558 Goretzki, KarlUffz8/JG-5Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5952 "White 14" (90% damaged)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 October, 1942; operational crash at Kirkenes Norway airfield, no further detail. Source: SIG Norway.
559 Göring, KarlUffzFlugzeug Führer Schule A 10 (FFS A 10) (Avno De.)Fw 58Student PilotInjured in a crash during a training exercise on 28 December, 1943. The AC accidentally touched the ground and crashed near the Avno airfield. Also injured was Instructor Pilot, Ofw Adolf Steinhaus. Source: Air War over Denmark.
560 Görlich, JosefUffz12/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1738 "D4 + DW" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 14 July, 1943 during a bombing practice run, when he pulled up too late after the drop and hit an Observation Bunker at the north end of the range near Dokkedal Denmark. The entire crew were killed. Remaining crew (KIC): Gefr Karl Karner, Obs; Uffz Karl Riegel, R/O and Ogefr Hermann Bauer, Gunner. Source: Air War over Denmark.
561 Gössmann, KarlFlgStab/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140049 (lost 2/1/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 1 February, 1945 near Finow, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
562 Göthke, SiegfriedUffz.3/KG-53 (5/40)He 111H-3 (dam 5/9/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 9 May, 1940 when he collided with a Ju 52 during takeoff from the Roth airfield. Remaining crew: Oblt Siegfried Rehle, Obs & RK Holder (Inj); Uffz Josef Hertle, R/O (Inj); Fw Otto Seibold, Flt Engr (KIC) and Gefr Karl Wanninger, Gnr (Inj). Source: Kaiser RK book.
563 Gottlob, FritzFw14(Z)/LG-1 (Channel)Bf 110 Werk # 3805 "L1 + AK" (lost 8/31/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 31 August, 1940 when he ditched at sea near the Nore Light, Thames Estuary, after aerial combat. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: He was the victim of a Hurricane of No.601 Sq., piloted by F/O Carl Raymond Davis. The unnamed crewman was Ogefr Karl Döpfer, also a POW (D.Drury).
564 Gottschalk, FritzOfw.5/KG-27 (S.U.)He 111H-20 Werk # 700650 "1G + DP" (lost 4/12/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 12 April, 1944; sd by 12 attacking Soviet fighters in Grid 3686/3683/34 in the Crimea. His Observer, Oblt Karl Zillich (RK 7/20/44) DOW 14 April, 1944, and was buried in a local military cemetery in Sevastopol. Source: Kaiser RK book.
565 Götz, Hans KarlGefr7/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600161 "Black 2" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 1 January, 1945. Bodenplatte pilot whos AC was known to have crashed at Molenschot, southeast of Breda due to AA fire. He bailed safely. (DeSwart). Added: The numeral color for 7 Staffel was Brown. The Manrho/Putz publ. says the color was Blue.
566 Götze, KarlOblt8/JG-11 (10/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19886 "Black 8 + I" (lost 10/2/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 October, 1943 during aerial combat at Windmundhafen.
567 Gozall, KarlUffz12/JG-105Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 near Arnhem on 4 April, 1943.
568 Gräber, GüntherObltStfkpt 7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0160 "F8 + FR" (lost 12/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 31 December, 1942; sd by RAF fighters while attacking Casablanca, crashing into the Atlantic off the Canary Islands, Spain. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Rudolf Gerlach, Co-pilot; Ogefr Karl Heinz Graebig (or Gräbig), Obs; Ofw Walter Jüttner, R/O 1; Uffz Xaver Rappl, R/O 2; Uffz Rudi Sureck, Flt Engr (KIA, his body washed ashore 26 May, 1943 at Puerto de las Nieves, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 1, Gr 9) and Uffz Heinz Fröhling, Gnr (D.Drury).
569 Grabmair, KarlLt12/26/19235/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171594 ""White 7" (dam 11/1/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175049 "White 7" (lost 1/1/45)Wound Badge (8/25/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 in his A-8 during the Operation Bodenplatte attack on the Eindhoven Holland airfield. Shot down by Canadian Ace, S/L Donald C. Gordon. His AC crashed at Erp Holland, east of Veghel. Injured 1 November, 1944 when he struck an object during a delivery flight landing at Hagenow (JG-6 List). Reported WIA 25 August, 1944 on the JG-6 List, no further detail. Alternate spelling: Grabmeier. Re-buried Ysselsteyn, Plot L-6-139 (Find A Grave by Fred).
570 Graf, KarlBf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspKIC in a forest by Düsseldorf, date unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
571 Graf, Karl WernerUffzFFS ?? (Magdeburg)Bü 181B-1 Werk # 502118 "CU + KE" (interned Switzerland 4/12/45)Pilot BadgeThis pilot made a planned flight over two days, escaping from Magdeburg to Bürglen, Swiss region Thurgau, where he was interned on 12 April, 1945 (D.Drury). NOTE: As the war was winding down, it was not unusual for Germans to avoid capture by the advancing Russians. Graf may be one of the many instructor pilots who had access to an ac which became his ticket to escape.
572 Graf, Karl WilliLt6/25/1924Nienstein35/JG-77 (7/43), 4/JG-77 (8/43)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 April, 1945; Aerial combat, Brno. His 1st victory, in Sicily, a Spitfire 80 km ESE of Syracuse on 4 July, 1943. A 2nd, a P-51 over southern Italy, 19 August, 1943. A 3rd, a P-47 on 7 February, 1944. Mombeek MIA List. Alternate spelling: Gräff (OKL Claims List, all three victories).
573 Gramann, LeanderFw28/ZG-26 (France)Bf 110C Werk # 3096 "3U + FS" (lost 5/15/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He and crewman Uffz Karl Ehemann KIA 15 May, 1940 at Rheims, cause unknown (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane in the Ghent/Termonde area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 14 May, 1940, no location.
574 Graner, KarlLt2/KGzbV-102Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
575 Graser, KarlFw7/JG-53 (5/44 Italy; 8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410278 "White 6 + I" (lost 5/11/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 110482 "Yellow 16 + I" (dam 55% 8/3/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 3 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51, crash landed near Iffezheim. Injured in an emergency landing at Lago-di-Vico on 11 May, 1944 due to engine trouble.
576 Gratz, Karl 'Charlie'Oblt1/24/1919Wiener Neustadt1388/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), 11/JG-2 (3/43), 8/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.), Stab/JG-52 (10/44)Bf 109F & G
RK(7/1/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/26/43)
EP(6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
3 Bombers. Over 900 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 10 km SE of Staryy Saltov on 14 May, 1942. Two MiG-1s NE of Izyum on 26 May, 1942. A MiG-1 and an I-16 Rata on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 8 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 17 September, 1942. A LaGG-2 and a MiG-1 on 22 September, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 25 September, 1942. Two Bostons and two LaGG-3s on 27 September, 1942. Four Bostons and a LaGG-3 on 28 September, 1942. Three LaGG-3s on 30 September, 1942. 17 victories in the West. One known victory, a B-17 20 km northwest of Fecamp on 12 March, 1943. Two Spitfires 80 km north of Caen on 4 April, 1943. Another known victory, one of many, a B-17 9 km SE of Bretigny on 16 August, 1943. Back in JG-52 in the Soviet Union, he downed a P-40 on 19 April, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 22 April, 1944. Another of many multiples, 3 LaGGs and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 April, 1944. Two P-39s and a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1944. A LaGG on 24 October, 1944. Two Il-2s on 26 October, 1944. Photo

Courtesy Willi Weiss

577 Graudenz, Karl HeinzLtKG unitHe 111H, Do 217E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
578 Greeven, HugoUffz1/KGr-126 (10/40), III/KG-26 (11/40), Erg/KG-28, 1/KG-28, 2/KG-28, 1/KG-27, 12/KG-27 (6/43), 3/KG(J)/27 (11/44)He 111H-3, He 111H-4 Werk # 6948 "1T + KH" (Dam 10/2/40) & He 111P, He 111H-16 in KG(J)/27
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/24/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Flugbuch (12/39 to 6/43). Ludwig Havighorst served as his Bombardier in 1940. Added: His work #6948 sustained damage over London 2 October, 1940, causing the crew to ditch in the North Sea off Norfolk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt z S Günther Grünwald, Obs; Uffz Otto Plenert, R/O; Lt Karl Fritz Schreyer, 2nd Obs and Gefr Richard Weber, Flt Engr. Although all were spotted in a dinghy, only the pilot survived due to a long delay before their rescue. He is known to have served in units up to 29 April, 1945 (D.Drury).
579 Greffenius, GeorgLtErg/JG-26, 2/JG-26 (1/42 Channel)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10023 "Black 8" "SB + KW" (lost 6/29/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 June, 1942 in aerial combat with Spitfires N of Dunkirk. He was seen crashing into the Channel. This AC had previously been the AC of Oblt Karl August Crull. Alternate spelling: Greffinius.
580 Gregor, ErichStabsFwStab I/KG-4He 111H-4 (dam 6/19/40)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: The night of 18/19 June, 1940, his ac was damaged, possibly by a Blenheim of No.29 Sq., piloted by P/O Jack Humphreys, over the sea off the coast of Norfolk. Gregor managed to get back to France, where he crashed on a beach near Calais. Pilot and crew unhurt. Remaining crew: Oblt Falk Willis (or Wilis), also a pilot, Obs; Fw Karl Brückner, R/O and Uffz Josef Jochmann, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
581 Grein, KarlOblt2/KGr-806 (Finland)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3508 "M7 + CK" (lost 9/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 September, 1941, cause unknown; two others KIA and one MIA, all unnamed.
582 Greiner, FriedrichOfwIII/KG-1 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6304 (lost 4/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC the night of 11/12 April, 1941 when he crashed and burned at the Abbeville airfield upon his return from the Bristol bombing raid. Remaining crew (all KIC): Oblt Richard Sayk, Observer; Uffz Karl Grauber, R/O and Fw Franz Grys, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
583 Greiner, HermannLt8/8/19213/Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (redesig 3/SAGr-130 8/43)BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311025 "K6 + FL" (lost 8/10/43) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 10 August, 1943; shot down by Soviet fighters at Norskehavet, Map Quadranr 27 East/9282. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt.z.See Werner Siegmund, Observer; Uffz Hans Birkner, R/O; Ogefr Ferdinand Schmidt, Mech and Uffz Karl Baber, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Location: Norwegian Sea, 45km east of Gamvik, North Cape (Norway).Alternate spelling: Greinert (D.Drury).
584 Greinert, FritzOfw5/MSG-1 (Vaerlose De.)Ju 52/3m Werk # 3436 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1944 during a Mine Detection mission when attacked by two Mosquitos of RAF No. 418 Sq., piloted by F/O Caine and S/L Kipp, and were shot down over the sea off Kattegat Denmark. The entire crew perished in the crash. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Franz Puchstein, Obs; his body was recovered on 19 April, 1944 and he was buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 21 April, 1944. Gunners Uffz Karl Braunbarth and Uffz Manfred Hertung were buried in Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery, date unknown. Pilot Greinert was also buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 8 May, 1944. The graves of Mechanics Fw Willy Zahn and Flg Walter Kuhl, are unknown. Source: Air War over Denmark.
585 Greisert, Karl Heinz HeinoMaj2/2/1918332.J/88 (11/37 Legion Condor, 2/JG-2(5/40), Kdr II/JG-2(11/40-2/41 Beaumont-le-Roger), Stab III/JG-3(5/42 S.U.)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E, Fw 190A-2, Bf 109F-4 (Trop 7/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8652 "Black <<+I" (lost 7/22/42)Spanish Cross

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

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 July, 1942 in his F-4 during low level aerial combat with an I-16 Rata at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 1817 (S.U.). He managed to bail out, but he was too low for his chute to open, and was killed. Served in the Legion Condor scoring one victory. One known victory, his 1st, a Battle in the Sedan/Bouillon area, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at La Basse, 23 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 S of Bapaume on 25 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk-75 N of Soissons on 6 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75A on 15 June, 1940, no location. A "damaged" Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 18 July, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire S of London on 20 September, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire near London on 23 September, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire over England on 26 September, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane S of Bournemouth on 1 October, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane S of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire on 4 July, 1941, no location. His 20th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 44 Sq. at Eure, WNW of Evreux, on 17 April, 1942. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 26 May, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a MiG-3 on 28 June, 1942. A Il-2 on 1 July, 1942. A BB-22 on 4 July, 1942.
586 Greuel, KarlUffz8/17/192013/JG-1, 2/JG-1 (1/45 Twente)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 177001 "Black 12" (lost 1/4/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 January, 1945,when his A-8 was reported to have crashed at Oldenzaal Holland due to aerial combat (DeSwart). Buried Ysselsteyn, Block R/1/2. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SW of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. Alternate spelling: Greuer.
587 Greve, Karl HeinzMaj.10/17/1920MünsterTO 3/KG-606 (7/41), 6/KG-77 (10/42), Kdr II/KG-30 (7/44), 1/JG-Ost (11/44 to end)Ju 88 in KG 606, Ju 88A to 12/44, Bf 109G & Fw 190 after
RK(10/7/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/2/42)
EP(3/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/200 Pendant
Joined the Luftwaffe in 1939. 13 shipping victories recorded on the tail section of Ju 88 Wk # 120735 or 128735. Retired GenLt in the Bundeswehr. Deceased 21 May, 1998, Lauben. Jager Blatt Obit. His entire militaria on sale at Leisure Galleries in 2007.
588 Grinninger, KarlOfw4/ZG-26 (8/41 S.U.), 7/ZG-1Bf 110C & Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4491 "3U + EM" (lost 8/29/41) in ZG-26, Me 410A-1 Werk # 420031 in ZG-1(lost 10/10/43)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 29 August, 1941 by a MiG-3 of the 402nd Fighter Aviation Regt., flown by Major Konstantin Gruzdyev, one of the most skillful pilots in the Northwestern Zone. Pilot returned with wounds, his unnamed R/O was listed MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Shot down 10 October, 1943 in Werk # 420031, opposing the Münster raid. One crew KIA, the othe WIA; not sure the pilot disposition. His 410 crashed in Holland, exact location not given (DeSwart).
589 Gritsch, KarlUffz19152(H)/21Hs 126B-1 Werk # 3331 "P2 + HK" (lost 10/17/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 17 October, 1940 when his Hs 126 crashed at Oosterschelde, SW of Bergen op Zoom, cause unknown. He was buried at Ysselsteyn, Block AZ/1/3. His Observer, Lt Fritz Rutkowski was injured. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory) The pilot, Gritsch, was identified by DeSwart and is pictured wearing the Pilot Badge.

590 Grobe, Karl HeinzUffz12/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730981 "Red 5" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 26 July, 1944 east of Dreux France. His one known victory, a Spitfire at Conches on 25 July, 1944, the day before he was shot down with wounds.
591 Gross, EmilFw6(Z)/JG-5 (3/42), 13/ZG-76 (1943-44 Russia)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4502 "M8 + ZE" (lost 3/42)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Forced to make an emergency landing on 11 March, 1942 near a Russian forest, 40 km west of Murmansk, after being attacked by Russian fighters, Gross suffered an injured right foot. Both he and Sarodnik were rescued by their Staffelkapitan, Oblt Karl Friedrich Schlossstein in a Fieseler "Storch". Jager Blatt 2/1998 article about this Bf 110 being recovered at Murmansk and presented to the Berlin Technik Museum in 1998. The Radio Operator/Gunner Uffz Gerhard Sarodnik present at the presentation. Gross survived the war and was thought to live in the Graz area, but could not be reached for the reunion.
592 Gross, KarlFw5/30/1914Mühlheim18/NJG-4, 11/NJG-6Bf 110G-4 (most likely) (lost 7/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 11 July, 1943 at Urzeneci Romania, cause unknown (Boiten). One known victory, a Halifax at Saarburg on 11 April, 1943.
593 Gross, RobertFw2(F)/Ob. d. L. (Le Bourget)Do 215B Werk # 0083 (dam 3/10/41)EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational ClaspOn 10 March, 1941, his Dornier collided with an He 111 of Wekusta 5 while taking off from Le Bourget, crew dispositions unknown (LOCS). Added: Known Remaining crew: Oblt Martin Baumgartner, Obs and Fw Karl Böhm, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
594 Grosser, Karl H.Uffz311/NJG-1Bf 110 Werk # 5478 (lost 4/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His 110 crashed in the Engerwormer marshes at Wormerveer Holland on 12 April, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown, an Ogefr at the time (DeSwart). One known victory, a Lancaster on 28 May, 1944, location not listed. A 2nd & 3rd, both "4 mots" in the Metz area on 29 July, 1944.
595 Grossler, Kurt Karl?Uffz2/JG-26Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410248 "Black 6" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 24 July, 1943 when, during an evening recon mission along the English coastline, he allowed his wingtip to touch the water, and crashed to his death off Ipswich.
596 Grote, KarlUffz11/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412206 (lost 7/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 July, 1944 in northern France, cause unknown.
597 Grotefeld, GerhardUffz1/Ku.Fl.Gr. 506He 115B-1 Werk # 1889 "S4 + AH" (lost 10/26/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 26 October, 1940 when his ac was sd, into the sea, off the east coast of England by a Hampden of No.61 Sq., piloted by P/O Louis P.Massey (DFC). The remaining crew made it to shore in a dinghy at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, after drifting about 22 hours. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt z.S. Karl Heinz Kemper, Obs and Ogefr Kurt Forster, R/O. The German ac continued to float until it was sunk by Luftwaffe gunfire (D.Drury). Alternate spellings: Grotefendt, Grotenfendt, Grothefend and Grothefendt.
598 Grothe, KarlUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332508 "Yellow 9 + I" (lost 12/18/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the Köln area, bailed safely.
599 Grube, KarlUffz23/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172661 "Red 2" (lost 6/22/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680546 "Yellow 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1944 during aerial combat near St Lo. No known grave. WIA 22 June, 1944 during aerial combat at Lonrai. One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 near Oebisfelde-Fleckingen on 11 April, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 at Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. This may be the Uffz Grube later in JG-11.
600 Gruber, LorenzUffz7/28/19228/KG-3He 111H-16 Werk # 161771 "5K + BS" (lost 8/31/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed at Gilze Holland (Vossenberg) on 31 August, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: The entire crew were killed in the crash and buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk GQ, Row 5. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Koch, Obs (Gr 104); Uffz Norbert Wiemers, R/O (Gr 101); Uffz Eugen Kauffeld, 1st Gnr (Gr 102) and Uffz Egon Bahr, 2nd Gnr (Gr 105). Pilot Gruber buried in Gr 103 (D.Drury).

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