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501 Ermoneit, Helmut PeterHptm1/15/1919Wielkieten, Memel, E. Pruss.10/KG-4 (5/42), 5/KG-4 (7/42), 6/KG-4 (2/43 S.U.), 5/KG-4 (10/43), Adj II/KG-4 (6/44 Zichenau E. Pruss.), Stfkpt 5/KG-4 (10/44)He 111H-6 Werk # 7055 "5J + CP" (dam 2/12/43), He 111H-16 & H-11
RK(8/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP(6/5/43)
EK1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold w/Pendant
His H-6 was reported damaged by small arms fire 12 February, 1943, wounding his Observer, Gefr Ignaz Benedikt, who was then replaced by Uffz Christian Schramm. Remaining crew (uninjured): Uffz Hans Rückbrod, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Schultze, Flt Engr.. 376 combat missions, all in the east. Flew support missions over the Oder for the Mistel aircraft. Deceased 18 April, 1989, Einbeck Germany. Brother to Karl ?
502 Ernst, HeinzLt8/9/1922Gumbinnen2/FAGr-5Ju 290A-7 Werk # 0187 "9V + LK" (lost 5/31/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 31 May, 1944, with his entire crew, when their damaged ac crashed into a mountain in the vicinity of Posada de Llanes, Asturias, Spain. The crew were all buried in the War Cemetery at Cuacos de Yuste. Remaining crew: Uffz Martin Steinbock, Co-Pilot, bur Row 6, Gr 107; Lt Hans Haberer, Obs, bur Row 6, Gr 103; Fw Walter Borntrink, R/O 1, bur Row 6, Gr 110; Uffz Wolfgang Hertz, R/O 2, bur Row 6, Gr 111; Fw Kurt Bartoschewski, Gnr 1, bur Row 6, Gr 104; Fw Otto Borkowski, Gnr 2, bur Row 6, Gr 108; Uffz Alfred Janke, Gnr 3, bur Row 7, Gr 121; Ogefr Paul Neumann, Gnr 4, bur Row 6, Gr 105; Ofw Willi Schmahlfeldt, Gnr 5, bur Row 7, Gr 122 and Uffz Friedrich Strobel, Gnr 8, bur Row 6, Gr 109 (D.Drury).
503 Erwin, WilliFw8/LG-1 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6157 "L1 + LS" (lost 11/13/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW with two unnamed crew 13 November, 1940 after being shot down by Spitfires of No. 611 Sq. (F/L Leather & P/O Johnson), the ac crashed at Woodwains (Woodway?) Farm, Blewbury, Oxfordshire, remaining crew KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). New: Remaining crew: Uffz Herbert Wermustz (POW); Fw Erwin Zins (POW) and Gefr Hans Bossdorf (KIA).
504 Erzgräber, HansOfwIII/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331474 (lost 3/11/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 March, 1945 during aerial combat at Pencun.
505 Eschen, Hans Werner AdolfLt11/4/19239/JG-2 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173883 (lost 9/20/44)Pilot BadgeThe pilot was reported killed in a collision at Kynsperg 20 September, 1944; collided with Uffz Gerhard Schramm during a training flight, both buried at Chojna (Lost Aircraft Report).
506 Esser, HansFw10/28/1915Odenkirchen105/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E 4 Werk # 3260 (lost 9/3/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1941. Esser is thought to have shot down the MiG-3 flown by a top Soviet Ace of the 55th Fighter Aviation Regt., Lt. Aleksandr Pokryshkin, on 27 June, 1941. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim in the Aalborg area on 13 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim 50 km NW of Brest on 23 November, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 20 km W of Ile de Oeussant on 25 Feb., 1941. His victory count may be as high as 12 (Magnus).
507 Etangenberg, WilhelmOfw5(H)/12Fw 189A-2 Werk #2318 "H1 + CN" (lost 8/28/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 28 August, 1942, with crew, at Bolschije Russia due to flak. His Observer, Oblt Hans Joachim Schneider. Obs Loss List
508 Ewald, HansUffz24/JG-53 (7/43 Sicily; 1/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R1 Werk # 15390 (lost 1/30/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1944 (same day has his unconfirmed victory) during aerial combat with a B-24 and P-38 escort north of Udine. One known victory in the Sicilian campaign, a Spitfire 10 km east of Erice on 10 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 "unconfirmed" 500m N of Campolongo on 30 January, 1944.
509 Ewerhardt, Hans Theo?Oblt 2/22/1917 (or 6/13/1917 in the name of Ewerhart per VDK) 6/KG-27 He 111H-6 Werk # 4929 "1G + GP" (lost 4/7/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 7 April, 1942; failed to return from a supply flight in the area of Kholm, Kalinin Oblast, Russia. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Kurt Ehlig, Obs; Uffz Hans Lehle, R/O; Uffz Johannes Wilhelm Martin Gehlen, Flt Engr and Uffz Fritz Friedrich Langenbach, Gnr. The deceased are buried at Korpowo Russia. Fw Ehlig; Blk 32, Row 27, Gr 1703; Uffz Lehle: Blk 32, Row 26, Gr 1640; Uffz Gehlen: Blk 32, Row 26, Gr 1669 and Uffz Langenbach: Blk 32, Row 27, Gr 1704. Oblt Ewerhadt is commemorated at Korpowo, Russia (D.Drury).
510 Ewers,LtI/JG-21 (9/39 Rostkau, later redesignated III/JG-54)Bf 109D & E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Pictured with Hans E. Bob. Among the first group to receive the EK 2 on 17 September, 1939.
511 Eymer, Hans BurghardtLt1/KG-54He 111H (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1940; shot down during the French Campaign near Lot. Source: A. Rosseels.
512 Fahrenberger, HansFw118/JG-27 (6/41; 4/42 Africa), 12/JG-27 (7/43)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5935 "Black 6" (lost 6/14/41), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3392 "Black 7" (lost 7/23/41), Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 8550 "Black 10 + ~" (10% dam 4/14/42; crashed at Martuba, landing gear damage, pilot OK), Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 14 June, 1941 during Operation Barbarossa behind enemy lines, 2 km south of Ljesno, near Zubke; he was able to evade capture, and a few days later, returned to his unit. Uninjured in a force landing at Szatschkowo, north of Jarzewo, on 23 July, 1941. One known victory was a Pe-2 escorting Soviet bombers on 22 July, 1941, north of Yartsevo at 0500 hours. His 6th victory, a DB-3 NE of Tosno on 11 September, 1941. He evaded capture a second time on 16 June, 1942 after being shot down over El Adem, bailing successfully, and returning later. Four victories in North Africa, he shot down a P-40 southeast of El Alamein on 2 July, 1942. In Sicily, he downed a B-24D 78 km west southwest of Cape Spartha on 9 July, 1943
513 Fanderl, GeorgHptm8/6/1917Nürnberg1/KG-51 (Crete 5/41; S.U. 5/42)He 111, Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6327 "9K + LH" (lost 5/3/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1104 "9K + MH" (lost 5/16/42)
RK(1/24/42)
EP(2/25/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Wk# 1104 reported lost 16 May, 1942; sd by Soviet fighters south of Tomarovka, near Nowoberetzki; crew returned, he and R/O Fw Gustav Schreiber WIA. His Wk# 6327 reported lost 3 May, 1941; sd by British fighters during an attack on shipping in Suda Bay, Crete. He and his R/O Fw Gustav Schreiber, were able to get into their raft. Observer Hptm Dietrich Illgner and Gunner, Uffz Hans Conze, went down with the aircraft. Deceased 4 January, 1953, Nürnberg.
514 Fändrich, HansFw12/14/1919Buenos Aires12/JG-1 (8/42 Deelen) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0578 "TF + SZ" (lost 8/25/42) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 25 August, 1942; collided with Wk# 0566 near Venlo during a transfer flight. The pilot in 0566 was unnamed, and the AC suffered only 10% damage. Added: Buried Friedhof der Stadt, Döbeln, Gr F 13 (M.deWolf). Alternate spelling: Fähndrich.
515 Fast, Hans JoachimUffz52/JG-26 (10/41)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2550 "Black 7" (lost 3/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 7 March, 1943 in a takeoff accident at Rielbitzi airfield. On takeoff, his "Black 7" overturned and burned with Fast trapped inside. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 15 km southwest of Boulogne on 21 October, 1941. His 2nd, a Hampden into the Sea 25 km northwest of Dunkirk. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km east of Watten on 27 August, 1942. His 4th, a Spitfire 8 km north northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 12 October, 1942. One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 4 March, 1943. Magnus.
516 Faulhaber, Hans JoachimMajI/KG-77, II/KG-6, Kdr II/KG(J)-6 (11/44)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4, Me 262A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Jager Blatt article and DK-G Awards List..
517 Faust, HansUffz10/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960540 "Black 6 + I" (lost 1/5/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 January, 1945 during aerial combat at Kirchheimbolanden. He bailed safely but was reported shot in his chute by an American pilot (L. Wiegels).
518 Faust, Hans MartinLt2/13/192049/JG-54Bf 109F-2; Werk#s 5775 and 6786, both "Yellow" Call Nos. (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1941 in Werk# 6786 near Cholm S.U.. Shot down earlier on 5 July, 1941 in Werk# 5775 over Dünaburg S.U., pilot disposition unknown. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. An I-153 on 10 July, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 11 July, 1941. A 4th, a SB-2 on 30 July, 1941.
519 Fay, HansMe 262 unit?Me 262A-1a Werk # 111711 (abandoned 3/45)Fighter Operational Clasp (?)Per the book "Jagdflugzeuge der Deutschen Luftwaffe, 1939-1945", this ac was abandoned at an Americam airfield By Hans Fay. This may very well be Hans Bruno Fay. (H. Breuer).
520 Fay, Hans BrunoUffzErla Flugwerks VII (Antwerp)Bf 109E "White F"Was credited with the downing of a Spitfire 3 km NW of Hulst on the evening of 4 May, 1943. His wingman was Uffz Mörtl, also from the ERLA Industrial Staffel. He and his Bf 109E pictured online. He was a Plant Protection Fighter Pilot.
521 Feddersen, GeorgUffz2/Kü.Fl.Gr-406BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310098 "K6 + KK (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 28 July, 1943; shot down during aerial combat with a Grumman Martlets from HMS "Illustrious" at Shetland. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Johannes Leonhardt, Observer; Uffz Hans Grunewald, R/O; Lt Hans Nabbefeldt, 2nd R/O; Uffz Hans Lessentin, Mech and Uffz Karl Götz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
522 Fehn, HansLt2/20/19201(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7168 "1H + GH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Karl Weger, Observer; Uffz Helmut Gärtner, R/O and Fw Josef Schmitt, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Shot down by British ship fire, crashed into the Artic Ocean near Convoy PQ18, S of Is. Spitzbergen (KG-16 Loss List).
523 Fehn, HansFw2(F)/122 (Trapani Sicily)Me 410 Werk # 175 "F6 + ZK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 19 May, 1943; failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Tripoli-Gabes-Sfax-Sousse, no further detail. R/O, Uffz Heinrich Eggerking also MIA. Wiki Luft data.
524 Feierlein, HansFw3/29/1919Abenberg2/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 1179 "U5 + DK" (lost 8/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 August, 1942, the day of the Dieppe Raid. His ac was sd by a Spitfire of No.416 Sq., and crashed near Le Treport, Seine-Inferieure France. The deceased crew were buried in the German War Cem. at Champigny-St.Andre. Remaining crew: Uffz Franz Baumgartner, Obs (bur Blk 16, Row 31, Gr 1697); Uffz Kurt Müller, R/O (bur Blk 16, Row unspecified, Gr 1864) and Uffz Otto Badoff, Gnr (WIA). Pilot Feierlein buried Blk 17, Row 21, Gr 1157 (D.Drury).
525 Felber, HansUffz5/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110226 "Black 5" (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 16 August, 1944, shot down over the Normandy invasion front. Source: L. Wiegels
526 Felde, HansHptmStfkpt 1(F)/123 (2/45)Ar 234Observer Operational ClaspStankey & DeZeng. His surname once reported as Felden.
527 Felix, Hans WernerObltFallschirmschule 1 (Wittstock)Fw 58 Werk # unk "TO + BA" (interned Switzerland 8/10/41)Transport Operational ClaspInterned briefly 10 August, 1941 when encountering bad weather during a domestic flight between Freiburg im Breisgau and Kassel. Running low on fuel, they came down at the Biel-Bözingen airfield, thinking they were over occupied France. Both the pilot and Flt Engr Uffz Willi Kalender were released the following day (D.Drury).
528 Fenselar, HansLt13/JG-4Fw 190A, Bf 109G, Fw 190D EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 10 km NW of Rome on 9 May, 1944, an Uffz at the time. Jager Blatt 3/1998. Alternate spelling: Fenselan (OKL Claims & Perry Claims List).
529 Fenske, HansUffz12/1/19182/JGr Süd (8/43), 6/JG-27 (10/43 Reich Def)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 9726 "Red 16" (lost), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160312 "Yellow 4" (lost 10/4/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 October, 1943, crashing in "Yellow 4" 3 km South of Vitry France after aerial combat. He was buried in Andilly France. Earlier, on 12 August, 1943, he was injured in a collision in his F-4, colliding with another F-4, Werk # 7236 "Red 14", piloted by Uffz Walter Tepperis, by St Remy Chaine des Alpilles. Both Fenske and Tepperis were able to bail despite their injuries. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
530 Fenten, HansOfw11/JG-300 (1/45 Borkheide), I/JG-300 (3/45)Bf 109G-14/AS "White 5" (Bf 109 Loss List) EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Göttingen vicinity, no further detail.
531 Fessenmeyer, EberhardFwStab/KG-100 (1/44 Toulouse/Blagnac)Do 217E-5 Werk # 5406 "6N + CC" (lost 1/23/44)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp Injured with his entire crew, 23 January, 1944, when they crashed on takeoff near an aircraft repair hangar at Toulouse, exploding their bombload. Remaining crew (pos unk): Hptm Franz "Hans" Eberthaüser, Uffz Johannes Sachy and Ogefr Horst Held (G. Collaveri 4/2022). NOTE: I selected Fw Fessenmeyer as the pilot and Hptm Eberthaüser as the Obs. since positions were not noted.
532 Feuerbaum, Johannes HansLt3/6/1917Herborn32/NJG-2 (Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0570 "R4 + LK" (lost 6/3/41)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 3 June, 1941 after crashing into a hillside at Skelder Moor, 4 miles north of Whitby, due to poor visibility during a night mission engine failure. Buried Thornaby-on-Tees, Block O/K/7 (Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List). His crew, also KIA, Gefr Gerhard Denzin, wireless operator and Gefr Rudolf Peters (bur Thornaby-on-Tees, Plot O, Row L, Gr 7), gunner. Two known victories, a Hudson and a Hampden at Wells next to the Sea, 8 April, 1941. His 3rd, a Hampden at Church Fenton, the night of 2-3 May, 1941.
533 Feuser, HansGefr19191/JG-54Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 April, 1944. No further detail, but he was thought to be a pilot since his loss was not reported as "Boden Pers" or Ground Personnel.
534 Feustel, HansLt12/13/1922Lugano Switzerland1 2/JG-1(7/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (8/43) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550457 "Black 8" (lost 8/17/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 17 August, 1943 opposing a B-17 raid on Regensburg. He bailed successfully over Löwen, however, his chute had caught fire, and he was severely injured landing in a school playground in Averbode (Rosseels). He died of his wounds four days later. Buried Lommel Belgium, Block 47/187 (Geensen). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 30 July, 1943.
Lommel, Belgium
535 Feyerlein, HansOfw136/JG-53 (10/42; 9/43 Med; 6/43 Sicily; 3/44 Reich Def))Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18286 (lost 6/14/43; ac reported lost NW of Scilli due to combat, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 18617 (lost 9/2/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440110 (lost 3/16/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 in defense of the Reich, location not reported. WIA 2 September, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea NW of Ischia. One known victory, a Spitfire over Malta on 16 October, 1942. Another Spitfire victory 40 km north of Cap Bon on 15 January, 1943, and a second Spitfire 50 km north of Cap Bon, same day. His 5th victory, a P-38 in the Desert on 8 March, 1943. His 6th, a Spitfire 2 km south of Sened on 11 April, 1943. His 7th, a Spitfire 10 km west of Beja on 14 April, 1943. His 8th, in Sicily a Spitfire near Chiaramonte on 13 June, 1943. His 9th, a Spitfire on 29 June, 1943. His 10, a B-26 30 km northeast of Stromboli on 24 July, 1943. His 13th, a P-38 on 7 January, 1944. His victory count may be as high as 20, Magnus).
536 Fichtinger, FranzUffz3/4/1916Joslowitz, Cz.3(F)/122 (Montdidier)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0440 "F6 + PL" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1942 after failing to return from a mission and believed to have been shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 145 Sq., piloted by Sq Ldr Tony Lovell, DFC. "The Blitz, Then & Now" suggests the Ju 88 crashed in the North Sea some 20 miles east of Whitby. According to Lovell, after repeated attacks, the AC, with starboard engine aflame, turned to starboard and dove into the sea, exploding on impact. Remaining crew (all MIA): Fw Gerhard Drassdo, Observer, Gefr Hans Blunck, wireless operator and Gefr Johann Bauer, gunner.
537 Fickel, HelmutOblt11/27/1921Meiningen Thüringen1Erg/StG-2, III/StG-2 (S.U.), Adj. III/SG-2 (1/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 9/SG-2Ju 87D-3 in III/StG-2 in S.U., Ju 87 in the Med. in May 41., Fw 190A
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)
EP(10/2/43)
EK 1(6/26/43) & 2
Wnd Bdg
Dive Bomber Oper.Clasp w/Pend
800 missions. Shot down three times. On one occasion, he and R/O Uffz Gustav Partsch were rescued from behind enemy lines by Rudel. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-7 on 30 January, 1944. He was awarded with the Knight´s Cross by Rudel, on June 9th, 1944. Captured by British troops in May 1945.

Rudel on left presenting RK to Helmut Fickel (on right)
538 Ficker, HansUffzFFS A/B 23 (Flight Instr @ Kaufbeuren)Bü 181C-2 Werk # 502167 "Yellow 10" (interned Switzerland 4/18/45)Pilot BadgeBoth he and Uffz Werner Diermayer were interned on 18 April, 1945, after making a planned escape from Germany to Dübendorf airfield in Switzerland. Both were flight instructors (D.Drury).
539 Fiebrandt, HansFwI/JG-5 (Norway)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13460 (85% damaged 9/29/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 September, 1943, takeoff accident during an alarm start at Herdla Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway & Bf 109 Loss List.
540 Fiedler, BrunoUffz5/20/199153/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 26258 "U5 + GL" (Lost 2/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 12 February, 1944 at "Ville Robert" La Croix Hellean, cause unknown. Remaining crew (both Inj): Uffz Hans Pakulla, Gnr and Uffz Joseph Thiel, Mech (absa3945).
541 Fiedler, HansOblt I/Schl.G-2 (6/43), Adj III/JG-11 (1/45 Gross-Ostheim) Bf 109G-14, Bf 109K-4, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739250 "Yellow 9 + I" (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 (Target Asch) after being shot down by a P-47 near Aachen. He had suffered a head wound from shell splinters. He woke up receiving medical attention in a British hospital. His A-8 ie reported to have crashed in Heerlen (Heihof) Holland (DeSwart).
542 Fieguth, Hans GerhardFhj-Fw10/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20718 "Black 8", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162030 "Black 9" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA a 2nd time, 16 March, 1944 in "Black 9" during aerial combat again with a P-47 of 78FG at St. Dizier. He bailed successfully from "Black 9". WIA 30 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 78FG near Rheine. In spite of his injuries, he was able to make a smooth landing at Rheine.
543 Fiehn, Hans WalterHptmStfkpt 3/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3719 "V4 + FL" (lost 1/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew south of Gorschetschnoje 30 January, 1943, crashing due to a servicing fault (Ju 88 Loss List).
544 Fielder, HansOblt11/JG-11 (Admin. Adj.)Bf 109, Fw 190A-8Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Operation Bodenplatte pilot, he was struck several times by a P-47 over Aachen and subsequently by Allied AA fire. He suffered severe head wounds and crashed, only to awake in a British hospital. His wingman this date was Oblt. Grosser, Stfkpt 11/JG-11.
545 Fietkau, HansOfwNAGr unitBf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
546 Figge, HansFw3/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2231 "F1 + HL" (lost 7/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost 12 July, 1941, probably due to enemy fighters, crew returned, one possibly KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
547 Filke, Hans JoachimUffz7/JG-51 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5210 "White 9 + I" (lost 11/11/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 November, 1940 after aerial combat over the Thames Estuary.
548 Fincke, Hans JoachimOblt12/NJG-1He 219A-0 Werk # 190212 (lost 7/14/44) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 July, 1944 when his 219 crashed at the Venlo Holland airfield, probably due to pilot error (DeSwart & Boiten). One known victory, a Mosquito in the area of Radio beacon "Gorilla" on 2 July, 1944.
549 Findersen, RolfFw1/Ku.Fl.Gr.-406He 115B Werk # 1887 "S4 + GH" (lost 10/21/39)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 21 October, 1939; sd by Hurricanes of No.46 Sq., and crashed into The Wash (East England). Remaining crew (POW): Oblt z.S. Günther Reimann (or Reymann), Obs and Uffz Hans Schultze, R/O (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Findeisen.
550 Fink, HansFw27/JG-2Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, another Morane 406 on 31 May, 1940, no location.
551 Fink, Hans WilhelmFw2(H)/14Bf 109G-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G awards List
552 Finke, Horst U.Lt10/5/1920BerlinIV/KG-4 (over UK), II/KG-4 (S.U.6/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 4714 "5J + FP" (lost 6/2/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1942; sd on his second mission over Russia. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Horst Reichardt, Obs; Uffz Hans Keilmann, R/O and Uffz Josef Pollack, Gnr. Source: Wehrpass found online.
553 Firlus, HansOfw1/NSGr-2Ju 87Honor Roll Clasp(1/45)
EK 2
Night Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot Badge awarded on 12 February, 1942. Data found on Internet at Wehrmacht Awards.
554 Fischa, PeterOfhr2/NJG-6Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720260 (lost 8/13/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12/13/August, 1944 during enemy action while on an intercept mission, crashing west of Heppenheim. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Eumann (WIA) and Ogefr Emil Pitter. Source: Klaus Deschner.
555 Fischer, HansFw112/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 10 km W of Roermond on 11 April, 1944.
556 Fischer, HansUffz5/LG-1He 111H, Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330955 (lost 12/24/44)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down in his S-3 on 24 December, 1944 by an Allied Night Fighter after dropping fragmentation and anti-personnel bombs on Allied road traffic in the Luxembourg-Metz area. He and his other three crewmembers were forced to bail out over Holland on their return trip to Ahlhorn. The Ju 88 crashed at Afferden/Deest Holland (DeSwart).
557 Fischer, HansUffzIII/JG-77Probably a Bf 109G or K-4Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 April, 1945; Reason unknown, Ratibor. Mombeek MIA List.
558 Fischer, HansLt5/2/1923Recklinghausen1Erg West (11/42), 4/JG-26, Training Duty (5/43), 10/JG-26 (11/43)Fw 190A-4 "White 5", Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530769 "White 12" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat with an RCAF Spitfire, piloted by F/L A.H. Sager of No. 416 Sq. 4 km W of Cambrai upon takeoff. His "White 12" hit a railway embankment and exploded. His one known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 610 Sq. N of Port le Grand on 21 April, 1943.
559 Fischer, HansFwIII/JG-26 (joins 11/43 from pilot trng), 10/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160633 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIFA 16 November, 1943 when making a test flight, for an unknown reason, he lost control at 400 meters, and crashed at Mönchen-Gladbach.
560 Fischer, HansMajAr 196A-5Pilot BadgeMade an emergency water landing off the coast of Kullen Sweden to ask directions of a Swedish fishing boat. He and Technical Inspector Oblt Friedrich Echternach were towed to the harbor of Helsingborg. Fischer and Echternach were testing a new ice runner mounted under the floats. The plane, and perhaps the crew, were returned to the Germans at Malmö on 28 April, 1944. Source: B.Widfeldt
561 Fischer, HansGefr4/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15301 "White 9 + -" (lost 8/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 August, 1943, cause and location not reported.
562 Fischer, HansFw5/JG-53 (7/44 France), 8/JG-53 (11/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163645 "Black 13 + -" (lost 7/1/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461366 "Red 1 + -" (lost 11/18/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 18 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 near Bellheim. WIA 1 July, 1944 during aerial combat, bailed safely near Epernay due to engine damage.
563 Fischer, HansLt9/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2553 "??" (lost 5/29/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 29 May, 1943; flew into the ground north of Sarabus (Ju 88 Loss List). Soviet Ace Alex Pokryshkin claimed this victory (S. Pietrzak).
564 Fischer, HansLt2/3/1915Munich8/KG-26 He 111H-5 Werk # 4032 "1H + AS" (lost 4/24/41) EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 24 April, 1941; failed to return from a raid on Plymouth, no further detail. The ac is believed to have crashed into the English Channel. Three of the bodies were recovered and buried in the German War Cem., Champigny St Andre, Blk 9. Remaining crew: Uffz Fritz Bohle, Obs (bur Row 28, Gr 1931); Uffz Xaver Uhl, R/O (bur Row 28?, Gr 1934) and Uffz Albert Thauer, Flt Engr (injured & rescued by German ASR). [After recovering in a Paris hospital, he joined 3/KG-55, and was reported MIA 22 November, 1942 after making an emergency landing at Belonemukhin, near Belosoin. Source: his Nephew, Rainer Götz]. Lt Fischer buried Row 28, Gr 1976 (D.Drury).
565 Fischer, Hans JoachimOfhr4/26/1924Westerburg, Oberwesterwald, RheinpfalzStab I/JG-53 (Maniago Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162279 (or 162679) "Black <3 - + -" (lost 3/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 22 March, 1944 after his first aerial combat with a P-38 (or P-47 per Bf 109 Loss List) between Ferrara and Ravenna Italy. His body was found on an Italian beach area, Emilia Romagna, near Lugo, 13 August, 1998. Jager Blatt article.
566 Fischer, Hans MartinFw6/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786447 "Yellow 19 + -" (lost 2/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 between Schlaitdorf and Neuenhaus, bailed, but was too low for his chute to deploy.
567 Fischer, KurtLt2(F)/123Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430926 "4U + WK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 29 February, 1944 during aerial combat over the sea with a Spitfire over Cyrenaica. The AC and crew crashed inland, 10 km south of Derna. Remaining crew: Fw August Fastenrodt and Uffz Hans Bittner. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
568 Fischer, KurtOfw2(F)/122 (Schiphol) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 880332 "F6 + DK" (lost 5/6/41) Observer Operational Clasp MIA the night of 5/6 May, 1941; sd off the coast of Scotland and crashed at sea by Fife Ness. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Steffen, Obs (MIA); Uffz Hans Nattkemper, R/O (geb 1/11/15 Dortmund) (KIA) and Uffz Andreas Dietel, Gnr (MIA). Probably s/d by S/L Dalton-Morgan who claimed such an a/c s/d in the Fife Ness area during his second sortie. Added: The body of Uffz Nattkemper washed ashore near Petten, and he is buried at Ysselsteyn CL-4-79 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
569 Fischers, HansFw14/JG-53 (Reich Defense)Bf 109G or KFighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1945 in aerial combat over the Bretten, Germany area, when he had to bail out, and was too low.
570 Fix, Johannes "Hans"Uffz1/KG(J)/6 (1/45 CZ.) Bf 109G Werk # 13036? "White 8" (lost 1/18/45) Bomber Operational ClaspReported killed 18 January, 1945 at Prag, no further detail (KG(J)-6 Loss List). Added: Uffz Fix was killed while training in the Bf 109 after transitioning from bombers, cause not reported. The ac crashed near the railway station, near the village of Zelenec, east of Prague. His body was discovered 1km east of Zelenec, and is buried in the War cem at Cheb, Cz. (F.Braun).
571 Flach, HansLt24/NJG-4, III/NJG-3Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621821 (lost 3/4/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 March, 1945 when his Ju 88 was shot down during Operation Gisela at Terhorst Holland, south of Beilen. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown): Uffz Gottfried Noch, Fw Karl Huber and Fw Franz Fleischer. (DeSwart, Rosseels & Boiten). Boiten, 2 victories.
572 Flachs, HansUffz11/3/19198 & 9/ZG-76 (Africa), EKdo 262 (4/44)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 4561 (lost 4/24/42), Bf 110F-2 Trop Werk # 3393 (lost 9/26/42; emergency landing at sea near As el Tin, crew rescued), Me 262V-T Werk # 130002 "V1 + AB" (Test AC lost 5/19/44)EK ! & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIFA 19 May, 1944 during a test flight at Lechfeld. He was the first EKdo 262 casualty, crashing the 5th 262 prototype. He was one of three Messerschmidt Experimental Test pilots (with Oblt Ernst Tesch and Oblt Ernst Wörner). Osprey publ. Injured in a takeoff accident at Castel Benito on 24 April, 1942. The cause was engine trouble, it was a non-combat flight and all unnamed crew members were injured (Bf 110 Loss List).
573 Flade, Hans-UlrichLt3/18/1925Zittau1JG-106 (5/44), 5/JG-27 (4/44), JG-5Bf 109G-10 & G-14, Bf 109K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Underwent Reconnaissance training prior to being assigned to fighter units. One known victory, an Il-2 10 km SW of Velten on 23 April, 1945. Added: Bundeswehr General, numerous command assignments. Father of German Cosmonaut, Klaud Dietrich Flade. Deceased 29 October, 1999 in Fellbach (Hans Dieter Zemke).
574 Flaeming, WalterOblt2/KG-30 (North Sea)Ju 88A-1 "4D + FK" (or EK) (lost 10/17/39)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 17 October, 1939 after being hit by flak of the 226 HAA Btry during the attack on Scapa Flow. The ac crashed and exploded at Pegal Burn, Isle of Hoy, Orkneys Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Attenburger, Obs (KIA); Uffz Rudi Faust, Gnr (KIA) and Uffz Fritz Ambrosius, R/O (WIA/POW). (Ju 88 Loss List/The Blitz T & N & Nigel Parker). Alternate spellings: Fläming, Flämig, Flaemig & Falaennig.
575 Fleckner, HeinrichUffz5/KG-53 He 111H-5 Werk # 4057 "A1 + CN" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 1 July, 1941 after being rammed by a Soviet fighter near Daschkowska. Remaining crew(MIA): Lt Georg Wilhelm Mayer, Observer; Gefr Willi Dumer (or Dümer), R/O; Gefr Johann Papez, Mechanic, Gefr Bernard Thiatmer (or Thihatmer or Thialner), Gunner and Kriegsberichter Gefr Dr Hans Vohwinker (or Vowinkel. Alternate spelling, Pilot Uffz Fleckner: Flickner. Jager Blatt 6/2003 & D.Drury.
576 Fleddermann, HansOfw10(Pz)/SG-9Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141738 "White 4" (lost 1/14/45)Ground Assault Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 when his ac was hit by AA fire, and crashed NW of Motkowice, Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship, Poland. No VDK burial detail found (D.Drury).
577 Flegel, Hans JoachimOblt8/16/1913Berlin6/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # & code Unk (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1940; crashed into the English Channel following a raid on the Ventnor RDF, Isle of Wight, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Gefr Emil Rückert, Obs (KIA: bur Bourdon Fr, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 179); Ogefr Reinhold Rener, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Josef Berghammer, Gnr (MIA). Flegel buried Bourdon Fr, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 178. Source: D.Drury.
578 Fleischer, HugoOfw1/KG-40He 177A-3 Werk # 535745 "CJ +FS" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 21 January, 1944, crashing west of Rouen France during a mission. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Altpeter, Fw Walter Polacy, Gefr Hans Knodtke, Ofw Alfred Link and Ogefr Willi Schmidt. Only Link survived the crash. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
579 Fleischhauer, FriedrichOfw4(F)/121 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430667 "7A + NM" (lost 9/12/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Hans Westendorf and two other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 22-Qu-52 on 12 September, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
580 Fleitz, HansLt48/JG-53Bf 109E-3 (lost 6/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 June, 1940 during aerial combat with a Morane and he sustained canopy hits. He bailed safely but was shot in his chute by French ground troops (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 on 24 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Abbeville, 31 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane northwest of Reims on 1 June, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Meaux, 3 June, 1940.
581 Flender, KurtFw8/KG-26 (Channel?)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144375 "1H + HS" (lost 8/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the vicinity of a convoy by Alboron Island, Almeria, Spain,13 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The location is closer to Morocco than to Spain. The cause; they came under attack by vessels of convoy KMS21. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Hans Herrigel, Obs; Uffz Rolf Bronnenhuber, R/O and Ogefr Theodor Schleifer, Flt Engr. (D.Drury).
582 Flick, HansGefr2/28/1923Bad Muenster6/JG-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 431137 "Yellow 14 (lost 4/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1944 during aerial combat with Allied fighters near Bernburg. Buried Koethen-Anhalt, Row 4/1. Source: J. Geensen.
583 Flieger, HansLt8/23/1922BreslauFAGr.-5Ju 290A-3 Werk # 161 (lost 12/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1943 after hitting an object at Pyrenäen (Pyrenees). He was co-pilot with Oblt Werner Nedela. eight others also perished in the crash. Obs Loss List. See Werner Nedela for crash location and remaining crew assignments and burial information.
584 Floeter, WalterUffz6/1/1912Breslau3/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 (Werk # 3134 "9K + EL" (lost 8/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1940; shot down by fighters over Portsmouth, exploding in the air over Thorney Island, crashing at Horse Pasture Farm near Westbourne, two other unnamed KIA, one POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Graf, Obs (KIA); Gefr Horst Günther Czepik, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Günther Fleischmann, Gnr (WIA/POW). The deceased buried at West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard in Plot 3 as follows: Floeter Row C, Gr 19; Graf Row E, Gr 19 and Czepik Row D, Gr 19 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling Flöter.
585 Flor, HansLt1Stab IV/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18429 (lost 8/1/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 was reported lost west of Jonische Insel on 1 August, 1943 when Flor made an emergency landing due to enemy fire, pilot OK. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 200 km north northeast of Benghazi on 1 August, 1943. This was his 1st victory.
586 Fock, WalterUffz7/KG-4 (Orsha South)He 111H-16 Werk # 161384 "5J + ER" (lost 9/19/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 19 September, 1943; collided with another H-16, Werk #160296, piloted by Lt Hans Auer (KIFA with unnamed crew). They were climbing thru a low-lying cloud layer on instruments. Both crews were killed; the ac crashed west of Dubrovka. Focks remaining crew: Hptm Paul Strobel, Obs & RK Holder; Ogefr Georg Arnold, R/O; Ofw Reinhard Aigen, Flt Engr and Uffz Ewald Oetken, Gnr.. Kaiser RK book.
587 Föge, HansUffz9/11/192316/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682239 "Black 10" (lost 12/19/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 December, 1944 during aerial combat 4 km NW of Nassau. He was buried in Bad Ems (Jager Blatt 1/2005). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) at Rathenow on 6 October, 1944.
588 Folter, HansLt4/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3848 "1H + GM" (lost 1/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 January, 1941after his ac ran out of fuel during a raid on the Suez Canal, and made a force landing west of Tobruk. His unnamed crew and Maj Helmut Bertram were captured by the British (D.Drury).
589 Fordemann, HansFw17/JG-1 (7/43 Reich Def; 7/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15368 "White 13" (50% dam 7/25/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163973 "White 10" (lost 7/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 July, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires near Caen (Geensen). WIA 25 July, 1943 by B-17 return fire at Helgoland. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 on 25 June, 1943. His 2nd, a P-51 S of Lübeck on 19 May, 1944.
590 Forler, Hans Uffz12/3/1919Speyer or Kleinlangheim1/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 162381 "White 15" (lost 5/13/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 13 May, 1944; Aerial combat 20 km southwest of Pomposa, by Ferrara Italy. In 1991, the G-6 and mortal remains were found, but as yet, the identity of Forler has not been confirmed. Mombeek MIA List. Update: His remains confirmed in 2002 near Finarl di Rero (Ravenna, NW Italy); buried in Passo Futa Cem. (Stefano Ruzzeddu via Mombeek MIA List).
591 Förster, HansLt9/KG-40He 111H-3 Werk # 3175 "V4 + GL" (lost 4/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 April, 1941; failed to return from an operation. Believed attacked over Belfast by a Hurricane of No.245 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr John W.C.Simpson, and crashed into the Irish Sea. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Helmut Niemeyer, Obs; Uffz Günther Guthschmidt, R/O and Gefr Wilhelm Göpfarth, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
592 Forstner, MartinOfw7/6/1912Bruckberg Freising1(F)/123Do 17P, Ju 88A "4U + ??" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 24 July, 1940; crashed near Brest due to technical failure on a return flight from a shipping reconnaissance mission over St Georgies Channel and Liverpool England. Remaining crew(KIC): Res.Oblt Hans Mühlbauer, Observer; Fw Otto Reichenstein, R/O and Uffz Heinrich Langhauser, Gunner. All are buried at the cemetery in Ploudaniel Lesneven, France, Row 9, Graves 1288 to 1291.
593 Frach, HansFHJOfw3/7/1915Stakendorferstrand33/Ku.Fl.Gr. 506 (1/40), 4/KG-40(4/41), 10/KG-2 (1/43), 13/KG-2 (12/43), 6/KG-51 (2/44), 4 &5/KG-51 (12/44)He 115 in 506, Do 217E-4 in KG-40 & KG-51, Ju 88A, Me 410A in 13/KG-2, Me 262A in 4&5/KG-51
RK(10/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)
EP(8/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
230 combat missionsin the west including 30 in the Me 262. He and his crew shot down three aircraft in the west. Deceased 5 November, 2004, Bremen.
594 Frädrich, WalterOfwStab II/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 3094 "G1 + AC" (lost 4/16/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 16 April, 1941, when their ac was believed sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., believed piloted by F/Lt Cosme L.Gomm, and crashed into the English Channel off Portland Bill, Dorset. Remaining crew: Oblt Erich Pawlak (or Pawlack), Obs; Ofw Adolf Burschik, R/O and Ofw Hans Volk (or Volg), Flt Engr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Fradrich.
595 Fraedrich, Hans JoachimLt7/23/1916KG-4He 111PBomber Operational ClaspHis grave marker indicates he was a "Flugzeugführer", and was killed 13 July, 1940. Buried in the Invalidenfriedhof, Berlin. Marker photo credit: J.Mückler. Alternate spelling: Frädrich
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
596 Franck, HansUffz23/JG-77 (10/42), 2/JG-77 (12/42; 7/43 Med)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 (Trop) Werk # 18549 (lost 7/12/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 12 July, 1943; hit an obstruction at Jesi during a landing. One known Desert victory, his first, a Spitfire V, 13 October, 1942. His 2nd, also in N. Africa, a P-40 on 4 December, 1942. Alternate spelling: Frank.
597 Franck, HansGefr11/JG-4Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 in the Balkans on 29 May, 1944. This is most likely Uffz Franek (misspelled) in Stab I/JG-4 in September, 1944.
598 Franek, HansUffz1Stab I/JG-4, 1/JG-4 (9/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413700 "Green 2" (lost 12/2/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Erfelden (JG-4 List). One known victory, a P-47 at Sarre-Union on 28 September, 1944.
599 Frank, HansFw9/23/1916Kiel4/StG-1 (Med)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2237 "T6 + CM" (lost 4/4/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 April, 1942; crashed at La Valletta Malta after being hit by a fighter, no mention of R/O. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardinia (German Losses Over Malta).
600 Frank, Hans DieterHptm7/8/1919Kiel55I/ZG-1, Stab I/NJG-1 (4/41), 2/NJG-1 (10/42), Kdr I/NJG-1 (7/43-9/43)Bf 110 in 41, He 219A-0 Werk # 190053 "G9 + CB" (lost 9/28/43)
RK(6/20/43)
EL(3/2/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/7/42)
EP10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
NJ Oper.Clasp
KIA 28 September, 1943 when he collided with another Night Fighter at Heese, NW of Celle, and was killed trying to parachute to safety. One known victory, a Hampden 2 km southwest of Neeroesteren/Limburg, 10-11 April, 1941. A 2nd, a Whitley V the night of 11-12 June, 1941, no location. A Wellington and a Whitley V on 17 August, 1941, no location.A Whitley V othe night of 24-25 August, 1941, no location. A Whitley V on 27 October, 1941, no location. A Stirling and a Wellington III on 2 October, 1942; the Wellington of RAF No 419 Sq. at Oosterens, near the Volkel airfield, 3 km south of Uden Holland. A Lancaster on 17 January, 1943. On the night of 22 June, 1943, he shot down six enemy AC. All his victories were Night victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 55 victories. Photo
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