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501 Schulze, HorstOfw68/JG-5 (12/43 S.U.), 9/JG-11 (4/44), 4/JG-11 (6/44), 8/JG-11 (8/44 France)Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413803 "White 7 + -" (lost 8/25/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the St Quentin area. He was known to have bailed, but did not survive (Wiegels). His first known victory, a Soviet P-40 N of Murmansk on 30 December, 1943. One known western victory, his 3rd, a P-38 at Rotenburg on 15 April, 1944. His 4th & 5th, both P-47s at Caen on 11 June, 1944. His last victory, a P-51 at St Quentin on 25 August, 1944, the date of his death.
502 Schumann,Uffz11/ZG-1 (4/43)Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 17 April, 1943. This might be Uffz Horst Schumann in 5/ZG-1, KIA in July, 1944.
503 Schumann, HorstUffz11/28/1922Droyssig5/ZG-1Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6300 "2N + UN" (lost 7/2/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 2 July, 1944 during aerial combat near Bardonovo, Slovakia (Hungary in 1944). His R/O, Uffz Heinz Mayer, was also KIA. The deceased are buried in the War Cem. in Vazec, Slovakia, grave location given as Blk 1, Row 29, Gr 1117-1118 for both of them (D.Drury).
504 Schwarze, HorstUffz3(F)/122 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 werk # 430521 "F6 + ML" (lost 1/28/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 28 January, 1943; crashed into the sea off Great Yarmouth, believed sd by Spitfires of No. 167 Sq. (Cody & Nash). Source: Ju 88 Loss List.
505 Schweinoch, WaldemarUffz12/1/1916MechtalStab III/KG-2Do 17Z-3 Werk # unk "U5 + BD" (interned Switzerland 4/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspThe entire crew was interned in Switzerland on 21 April, 1940. They lost their bearings as a result of an equipment malfunction, and thinking they were landing in Germany, landed at the Basel-Birsfelden airfield. Remaining crew: Lt Horst von der Groeben, Flt Kdr; Uffz Otto Herrmann, R/O and Uffz Walter Böke, Mech. All were repatriated back to Germany on 28 June, 1940. The ac was returned on 19 September, 1940 (D.Drury).
506 Schwentik, HorstFw1Erg/JGr West, I/JG-26 (joins 9/42), Instr Duty (8/43), II/JG-26 (1/44)Fw 190A-1 & 2, Fw 190A-4 (Dno, S.U.), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170116 "White 10" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 May, 1944 during aerial combat in "White 10" with an RCAF Spitfire, piloted by W/C J.E. Johnson (RAF) of 144 Wing, N of Chimay. His one victory, an Il-2 in Russia on 7 May, 1943.
507 Schwilden, HorstHptmStfkpt 3/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk "1H + BL" (lost 6/26/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 26 June, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.603 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Harold MacDonald SE of Turnhouse, near Edinburgh, and crashed at sea. Remaining crew (positions unk): Lt Harald Christoph, most likely Obs (KIA); Fw Friedrich Bichtemann (MIA) and Uffz Alfons Mack (MIA0. Lt Christoph buried at CC/3/13/405 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Schwilder.
Cannock Chase
508 Sculze, Horst6JG-11Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944. Magnus.
509 Seemann, HorstUffz4/9/1921Hildesheim9/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20021 "Yellow 2" (lost 9/4/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 September, 1943 during aerial combat with Spitfires, crashing at Caneweele, a hamlet northwest of Hazebrouck, near the Armelkanal. Died at Hazebrouck France. Buried Bourdon France, Block 24/7/250. Source: J. Geensen & R. Philips.
510 Seidel, HorstUffz19/JG-52 (4/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 411964 "Yellow 5" (lost 4/16/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Sevastopol. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 April, 1944.
511 Seidlitz, Günter vonOblt10/21/1915Kiel8/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2857 "G1 + ES" (lost 4/16/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 April, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.604 Sq., piloted by S/L John Cunningham, and crashed at Southampton, Hampshire. Remaining crew: Fw Franz Hümmer, Obs (KIA, bur CC/6/16/320); Uffz Herbert Sauer, R/O (POW) and Uffz Horst Rosenberg, Flt Engr (POW). Oblt von Seidlitz buried CC/6/16/321 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
512 Seif, HorstOblt6/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4118 "3Z + DP" (lost 9/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with two other unnamed crew 27 September, 1940; Shot down at Seven Oaks, Kent, after a raid on London, one other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List).
513 Seiffer, HorstUffz8/StG-1 S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2745 (dam 7/11/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew 11 July, 1943 at Pogorelorzy by flak. Ju 87 Loss List
514 Seiffert, HorstUffz8/SG-1Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
515 Seliger, HorstUffz5/KG-54 (S.U.)JU 88A-4 Werk # 8660 "B3 + IN" (lost 9/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6782 19 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
516 Sender, HeinzUffzKG-6 Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750356 "KM + HV" (lost 11/1/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew, 1 November, 1944 when, on instruments in fog, they crashed in hill "Ostry, vicinity Teplice, CZ. Remaining crew (Pos Unk): Gefr Henry Demmler, Gefr Heinz Seifert and Ogefr Horst Mohn (F.Braun). Note: The pilot selection is mine.
517 Sengpiel, HorstGefr112/JG-26(Plantluenne)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461497 "Blue 2" (dam), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330379 (lost 1/1/45) Another source claims the AC # as 330404 "Blue 15 + I" EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat in "Blue 2" with a P-51 of 364FG at Löningen-Oldenburg. He made a successful belly landing in a field at Cloppenburg. One known victory, a P-47 at Map Quadrant PQ-FQ-2 on 26 November, 1944. MIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte, after attacking Brussels-Evere airfield, he was hit by AA fire and crashed his K-4 into the Oosterschelde at Scheldegebeid Holland, near the front lines. No known grave (DeSwart & Wings to Victory).
518 Sengspiel, HorstGefr8/JG-26Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 by friendly fire as he passed over Schelde and Walcheren Island, heading for the target at Evere airfield. He fell to his death near the Dutch coast.
519 Siedel, HorstOgefrII/EJG-1 (Denmark), Rammkdo "Elbe" (Delitzsch 3/45)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 (lost 4/7/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 April, 1945 during a Ram-Attack against B-17s of 452BG over Schwarmstedt. With no radios, he and his friend and wingman, Uffz Werner Zell, waved to each other as they attacked. Zell learned years later, the fate of his friend, who was buried in Schwarmstedt under the wrong name, "Joachim" Siedel. Siedel was found in the Ostenholzen Moor in an unopened chute.
520 Siemon, Gustav (Gunter?)Oblt6/20/1918Lippoldsberg3(F)/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1281 "T5 + EL" (lost 12/6/42) Observer Operational Clasp POW with unnamed crew at Svoboda-Voronesh Oblast, 6 December, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Horst Fritzsche, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Reichelt, R/O and Uffz Albert Gerlach, Flt Engr. While a POW, he was a founding member of the German Officers League. The League was similar in it's objectives to that of the Russian NKFD (National Committee for a Free Germany. This association eaned him an early released at wars end, 26 May, 1945; a post-war politician, deceased 17 January, 2011 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gunter Simon.
521 Siemsen, HorstObltII/JG-26 (joins 3/44), Stab II/JG-26 (8/44), 7/JG-26, Stab, Gen der Jagdfleiger (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732725 "Green 4" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1944 during aerial combat in "Green 4" with a P-51 of 354FG at Rambouillet. He bailed successfully, but suffered burns from the encounter.
522 Simon, HorstLt8/22/19186/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3874 "1H + AP" (lost 1/26/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 26 January, 1942 due to an accidental ground strike at Heraklion, Crete (Greece), cause unknown. Two of the crew, whose names are not revealed, are listed as "Missing at Sea". Remaining crew: Ogefr Johann Krause, Obs (injured); Ogefr Walter Herrmann, R/O (MIA) and Ogefr Willi Bormann, Flt Engr (MIA). There are no known graves for the missing airmen, but they are listed on the War Memorial in Maleme, Crete (D.Drury).
Maleme, Greece
523 Skambreck, HorstLt6/StG-3 (Med)Ju 87D-3 Trop Werk # 100374 "S7 +KP" (lost 10/9/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 9 October, 1943, crashed at sea SW of Rhodos due to enemy fighter attacks. Ju 87 Loss List
524 Smiatek, HorstLt184/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19745 "White 3 + -" (lost 6/4/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 June, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea off Moldawanskoje; he bailed but presumed drowned. His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 12 March, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-5 on 14 March, 1943. A 3rd, an I-16 Rata on 29 March, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, both R-5s on 30 March, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-1 on 15 April, 1943. A U-2 on 21 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 24 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 29 April, 1943. Two Soviet Spitfires on 7 May, 1943. No. 12, a Yak-1 on 23 May, 1943. A 13th, a Yak-1 on 26 May, 1943. Nos. 14 & 15, both Yak-1s on 27 May, 1943. A 16th, a Yak-1 on 30 May, 1943. A 17th, an Il-5 on 31 May, 1943. An 18th, a Yak-1 on 4 June, 1943.
525 Sobeck, Horst GüntherOfhr19231/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk# 413671 "White 7" (lost 9/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 September, 1944; Aerial combat near Metz-Pont a Mousson. Mombeek MIA List. Given up for dead in 1970. He was the cousin of Dieter Weinitschke of JG-5.
526 Sorbeck, HorstOfhrI/JG-4Fw 190A (Jabo)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 September, 1944 after aerial combat with a P-47 in the Metz/Nancy area. He was declared dead in 1970. He was the cousin of Dieter Weinitschke of JG-5. Jager Blatt article.
527 Specht, HorstGefrII/EJG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 47007x (lost 2/19/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 February, 1945 at Wending due to enemy fire.
528 Speck, Hans JürgenOblt12/20/1916Freia5/KG-26 (Westerland/Sylt)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk "1H + HN" (lost 11/27/39)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC27 November, 1939 when his ac crashed on takeoff at Westerland/Sylt. Crew positions unknown; pilot selected based on Oblt rank. Remaining crew: Uffz Johann Obele, Fw Horst Wilhelm Schneider (KIC) and Gefr Johannes Schmidt. Only two known graves; Speck in Hamburg-Harburg 1892 to 1992 Cem. Gr 249. Schneider in Berlin-Steg, Lichterfeldr II Parkfriedhof, Gr 398 (D.Drury)49
529 Spiess, HorstUffz9/JG-26Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27018 "White 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 27 February, 1944 when he crashed in "White 11" 20 km SE of Lille. He did not bail out, and no cause for the accident was discovered.
530 Starzinski, HorstOfhr11/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166043 "Black 6 + I" (lost 8/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1944; shot down by a P-51 as he was landing at the Diwa airfield. His G-6 crashed at Diever Holland (tussen Rosoord en Wateren) (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List)
531 Stech, HorstLt3(F)/121 (Channel) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0665 "7A + CL" (lost 4/10/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew off Anglesey 10 April, 1941, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He crashed at sea, and was recovered from the sea 17 April, near Aberdaron, Caernarvonshire, bur CC, Blk 7, Gr 186 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
532 Steinberg, Horst Uffz7/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440932 "White 15 + I" (70% dam 5/30/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 30 May, 1944 during aerial combat near Fallersleben.
533 Steinert, HorstFw7/JG-3 (S.U.), 1/JG-2 (4/42 Channel)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7501 "White 9 + I (lost 3/5/42), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7657 "White 14" (lost 4/25/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 April, 1942, cause and location not reported. WIA 5 March, 1942 during a fighter attack at Staraja-Russa.
534 Steinert, HorstFw1/StG-1Ju 87B "A5 + EH" (lost 8/15/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; sd over the sea off Portland, Dorset and crashed into Weymouth Bay. Both he and R/O-Gnr Fw Hans Goldschmidt bailed safely and were taken prisoner (D.Drury).
535 Steinhardt, HorstMaj1Kdr Erg/JG-2 (10/40), Kdr I/JG-2 (7/41), Kdr III/SG-10 (5/45)Bf 109E in Erg, Bf 109 F-4 Werk # 13016(80% lost as Kdr I/JG-2) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an operational crash landing 17 May, 1942 following engine failure and fire 1 km north of Tricqueville (Toutainville). In SG-10, he flew the Fw 190F & G ground attack models. One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 30 km north of Plouguerneau on 24 July, 1941.
536 Stellmacher, HorstOfw1/SG-2Ju 87D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
537 Stendel, A.Uffz9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4275 (lost 9/6/42)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, west of Ermelo, on 6 September, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, indicates the crash was at "Nuldernauw Wolderwijd near strand Horst".
538 Stephan, HorstLt49/JG-5 (9/43 S.U.)Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 3 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-39 on 26 September, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 at Arbeinhalb Insel on 3 November, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG-5 on 14 January, 1944.
539 Sternberg, HorstHptm4/15/1920Tawllninghen235/JG-26 (6/41), Stafkpt 5/JG-26 (Wevelghem Belgium11/41), Stfkpt 6/JG-26Bf 109F, Fw 190A-1 "Black 13" at Wevelghem 11/41, Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470056 "Black 6" (lost 11/29/43) in 5 Staffel, Fw 190A-7 Wk# 642002 "Blk 12" (lost 2/22/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1944 in "Black 12" by P-47 pilot Maj. George Carpenter of the American 4th FG, 335th FS. He breached Luftwaffe discipline and left his Rotte to go after a smoking B-17, an easy kill. As his comrades watched in horror, he was jumped by a dozen P-47s. Lt. Crump raked Carpenter, and then dove away for his life. Sternbergs plane flew into the ground and exploded after two turns and then a shallow dive. Crashed near Hückelshofen (D). WIFA 29 November, 1943 in a Fw 190A-6 Wk# 470056 "Black 6" when he crashlanded and overturned at Lille Nord airfield after combat with a Spitfire. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 26 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 16 August, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Dunkirk on 19 August, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire at Wormhoudt on 21 August, 1941. His 15th victory, a B-17 of 94BG on 14 May, 1943 over Scheldt Estuary. His 20th victory, a B-17 (HSS) 30 km NW of Paris on 6 September, 1943.
540 Sticht, HeinrichFw4/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2783 "A1 + FM" (lost 1/21/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 21 January, 1941, when, for an unknown reason, he crashed into the sea off Dover, Kent. Remaining crew: Gefr Franz Ahrer, Obs (KIA); Uffz Horst Schwarz, R/O (MIA); Uffz Bernhard Lang, Flt Engr (MIA) and Uffz Helmut Schenk, Gnr (MIA). Only the body of Gefr Ahrer washed ashore and he is now buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 8, Gr 308 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
541 Stobbe, HorstFw10/21/1920III/SG-1 (3/45 Bodenhagen)Fw 190F (lost)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 4 March, 1945 in Hafen by Kolberg with his mechanic onboard, Gefr Johann Evert. Both were found in the AC. Jager Blatt 4/2002 & 6/2003.
542 Stock, OskarFw5/19/1923Wallau, Lahn2/JG-3 (Paderborn)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490385 "Black 12" (lost 12/2/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1944 during an Alarm Start aerial combat with American P-47's of 56FG. He bailed safely, but was severely burned and hospitalized at Marburg. His AC crashed at Oberweimar. He became an American POW on 20 April, 1945, and was released on 11 June, 1945, his Mothers birthday. Deceased 7 January, 2009. Source: Horst Jeckel.
543 Stoll, WilliFw8/21/192225/JG-3 (Paderborn 12/44)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490725 "Green 5" (lost 12/2/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat during an Alarm Start with a P-47 of 57FG, 63FS. His A-8 crashed at Laubach, where he was also buried. He bailed safely but was found dead in his chute (Source: Horst Jeckel). Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, a P-47 and a P-51 over the Normandy countryside on 25 June, 1944.
544 Stolzenberg, HorstFw26/JG-77 (6/44), Stab/JG-77 (2/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784192 (lost 3/16/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Hultschin (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) at Cesena Italy on 9 June, 1944. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dinxperlo on 25 September, 1944.
545 Strauss, HorstFhr5/31/19244/JG-301 (Welzow) Fw 190A-9 Werk # 206191 (lost 1/14/45 at Barenth/Gumtow) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 14 January, 1945, burial Wittstock Soldatenfriedhof, no further detail (R.Freitag 6/2021).
546 Streib, WernerObst6/13/1911Pforzheim Baden652/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1, Stfkpt 2/NJG-1 (7/40), Kdr I/NJG-1 (10/40-7/43), Kdr NJG-1 (7/43-3/44)Do 17Z-7, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5317 (lost 5/5/43), He 219A-0 Wk# 190009 (lost 6/12/43) RK(10/7/40)-EL (2/26/43)-S(3/11/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Oper.Clasp in Gold
Approximately 150 combat missions. 65 Night victories, 1 Day victory. One known victory, an RAF Whitley V bomber on 20 July, 1940, flying the only Do 17Z-7 built. His RO/Gunner, Uffz Lingen. Another Whitley and perhaps a Wellington on the night of 22 July, 1940. A Hampden the night of 30-31 August, 1940, no location. Two Wellingtons and a Hampden over England the night of 30 September, 1940. A Hampden the night of 14-15 October, 1940, no location. Another, a Hampden at Venlo, 10 March, 1941. Two Wellingtons at Panningen, southeast of Eindhoven the night of 13-14 March, 1941. Two Hampdens in the Roer/Limburg vicinity the night of 10-11 April, 1941. Another victory, a Whitley V on 1 July, 1941, no location. A Lancaster and a Whitley V on 17 August, 1941, no location. A Wellington and a Whitley V the night of 27-28 December, 1941, no location. He crashed his Bf 110G-4 at Hegelsom Holland, SW of Horst, NW of Venlo, on 5 May, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Crashed his He 219 at the Venlo Holland airfield on 6/12/43, cause and injuries unknown (DeSwart). Deceased 15 June, 1986 München.
547 Stugg, GeorgLt10/29/1919Euskirchen2/KG-1He 111H-3 Werk # 5683 "V4 + HK" (lost 3/14/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with his entire crew 14 March, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No.29 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Guy Gibson, VC. The ac crashed into the North Sea off Ingoldmells Point, near Skegness, Lincolnshire. Remaining crew: Uffz Leopold Auer, Obs (bur CC/3/8/226); Uffz Horst Pauer, R/O (bur CC/3/8/227) and Uffz Helmut Seidel, Flt Engr (bur St Mary's Churchyard, Great Bircham Blk 2, Row 1, Gr 4). The body of Uffz Seidel washed up on the coast of Norfolk 2 June, 1941, the date shown on his grave marker. Lt Stugg buried CC/3/8/228 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
548 Suehs, HorstGefrHis Pilot Badge Award Document found online at Collectors Guild, dated 6 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Suchs.
549 Sukrow, HorstLt9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5988 "J9 + SL" (lost 7/7/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 July, 1941 at Gubailowitschi by enemy fire. His unnamed R/O was WIA. Ju 87 Loss List
550 Sy, Erwin PaulMaj8/21/1915Angermünde4(K)/LG-1 (9/39), Stab II/LG-1 (Med 2/41), Stfkpt 4/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 86, He 111H Werk # Unk "L1 + EM" (dam 5/10/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2203 (50% dam 2/4/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8610 "L1 +BA" (lost 12/2/42) RK(5/22/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/2/42)
EP(4/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Shortly after receiving his RK, he and his crew were sd during an attack on the fortress of Tobruk on 2 December, 1942 in Wk# 8610, buried Derna Cem.. Remaining crew (KIA):his Commander, Obstlt Franz von Benda, Obs; Fw Ernst Neumeister, R/O and Fw Ewald Bauer, Gnr.. Sy and his Gunner, Uffz Ewald Bauer were WIA when attacked by Hurricanes near Malta on 4 February, 1941. 300 combat missions. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: On 10 May, 1940, his He 111 made a forced landing on the beach near Calais-Marck after being attacked by an MS 406 of GC III/1, piloted by Sgt Albert Durand and a Bloch 152 of GC II/8, piloted by SC jean Honorat, Sy, the observer on this flight, was captured unhurt. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt Horst Merkwitz, Pilot; Fw Bruno Falkenhagen, R/O and Fw Rudolf Martin, Flt Engr (WIA). All POW's repatriated soon after (D.Drury).
551 Szurde, HorstUffz4/14/1923Zepel-Mohrungen4/JG-300Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150738 "Black 1" (lost 1/1/45 at Lüneburg)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 during aerial combat by Breitlingen. Buried in Lüneburg.
552 Tauscher, ErnstFw1/StG-2 (Kreta)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0515 "T6 JH" (lost 5/18/41), Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2519 (lost 5/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Tauscher and his unnamed R/O KIC 26 May, 1942 at Ochetschweka due to an engine fire on a non-combat flight (ju 87 Loss List). KIA (??) 18 May 1941 by flak in a raid on Meleme and Suda Bay. He was able to make a force landing on Kreta, his R/O, Uffz Horst Düring was able to evade capture. Ju 87 Loss List. The KIA report for 18 May, 1941 must be an error, considering he made an emergency landing, and is reported KIC 26 May, 1942, which is a LW Loss Report.
553 Teichmann, HorstFw2/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18721 "Red 1" (lost 10/23/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 October, 1943 at Tuscania due to a technical failure.
554 Tenambergen, WernerUffz11/4/1919Feuerst HorstJu W-34 Werk # 0175 (lost 11/26/42)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1942; sd at Putten, Gelderland, Netherlands, near Rimpleerweg, by a P-51 of No. 268 Sq.. Remaining crew (KIA, all buried Ysselsteyn): Ogefr Benedikt Hansen (geb 5/5/20), buried CX-5-122 and Uffz Albrecht Schulte (geb 12/5/17), buried CX-5-123. Pilot Tenambergen buried CX-5-121. Source: Find A Grave by Fred.
555 Tetzner, HorstUffz1925I/JG-51Bf 109G-14 (lost 4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspIn April 1945, he is shot down and KIA near Pillau. He claimed one victory per J.Schadskaje, but I never found such victory in the OKL Claims List (surname spelling error?)
556 Tharann, HorstUffzII/JG-4, 8(Sturm)/JG-4 (1/45)Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 960324 "Blue 3" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspA pilot cadet at Neuruppin in September, 1944. Assigned to JG-4 and present on 24 December when Castles B-17s bombed the Babenhausen airfield. POW 1 January, 1945; shot down by AA fire as he passed over Hannut, Belgium, above the embatted Ardennes. Added: He made a belly landing NW of Geilenkirchen (Manrho/Putz publ.).
557 Thiele, Alfred P.Fw39/NJG-4, 1/NJG-3, 3/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740176 "D5 +DL" (lost 6/16/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15/16 June, 1944 probably due to a Mosquito attack near the Le Culot airfield. Source: T. Boiten. Added: The precise location may have been I'Ecluse, near the Fliegerhorst Le Culot, Walloon Brabant, Belgium. Remaining crew: Uffz H.Giessler, R/O (bailed safely) and Ogefr Horst Konopka, Gnr (KIA). No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). See Uffz Thiell, also 9/NJG-4, below.
558 Thies, WilhelmGefr11/7/1925Celle11/JG-3 (Schachten)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464105 "White 10" (lost 12/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat, opposing American bombers in the Marburg area. He was shot down by a P-47 escort and crashed at Caldern, Kreis Marburg. Source: Horst Jeckel & J.Schadskaje. Buried Marburg (Lahn). He was able to bail, but may have become tangled on the tail assembly.
559 Thomaschewski, HorstLt9/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142481 "B3 + CT" (lost 6/4/43)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Algiers 4 June, 1943 after running out of fuel. Pilot and one other unnamed crew returned, two others rescued (Ju 88 Loss List).
560 Thomsen von Krohn, HorstOfhr10/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330254 "Red 3 + I" (lost 11/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Lintern, near Neunkirchen.
561 Thorwith, HorstUffz7/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 176089 "Blue 5" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat; sd near Königsberg (J.Shadskaje).
562 Thuringer, GeorgFw13/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2046 "4D + IX" (75% damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 5 May, 1943 when he lost control on takeoff and collided with a parked Ju 88 at the Aalborg airfield. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 12 May, 1943. Remaining crew (WIC): Uffz Horst Rechstroh, Obs and Uffz Josef Macher, R/O. Source: Air War over Denmark.
563 Tietzen, Horst "Jakob"Hptm7/19/1912Arnswalde/Neumark (today Choszczno, Poland) 201.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 5/JG-51 (10/39, formerly JG-71)Bf 109B & D (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 "Black 1" (8/40 Marquise)
RK (8/20/40 1st Posthumous RK awarded)

Spanish Cross-G

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat with Hurricanes over the Thames Estuary, possibly the victim of Sq Ldr Peter Townsend of RAF No. 85 Sq.. His ac crashed into the sea off Whitstable, Kent. Fourth German pilot to reach 20 victories. His first victory, a Potez 63 northof Saarburg, 20 April, 1940 while in 5/JG-51. His 2nd, a Battle at Evreux, 14 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim on 27 June, 1940, S of Dover. His 4th, a Hurricane NW of Dover on 4 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire NE of Margate on 9 July, 1940. His 6th a Hurricane over England on 13 July, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane SE of Dover on 14 July, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire 15 km N of Calais on 18 July, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane SE of Dover on 20 July, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 11th, a Spitfire N of Dover on 29 July, 1940. His 12th, a Spitfire at Dover on 31 July, 1940. Nos.13 & 14, both Hurricanes on 11 August, 1940. Nos.15, 16 & 17, 3 Hurricanes, two at Folkestone and one S of Harwich, on 15 August, 1940. Nos.18 & 19, both Hurricanes, one E of Canterbury, the other SW of Ramsgate on 16 August, 1940. No.20, a Hurricane E of Ramsgate on 8/18/40. Plus 7 victories in Spain. Added: Another source suggests Tietzen was sd by a Hurricane of No. 501 Sq., piloted by P/O Pawel Zenker. Tietzen's body washed ashore later near Calais. He is buried in the German War Cem., Bourdon (Fr), Blk 17, Row 1, Gr 10 (D.Drury).
564 Timme, HorstUffz146/JG-52 (5/43), 2/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 18659 "Black 8" (lost 8/28/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 August, 1943 after aerial combat with a P-39, no location reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-5 on 30 May, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 8 June, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) and an Il-5 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 21 July, 1943. A 6th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 5 August, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-5 on 15 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-1 on 16 August, 1943. A 9th, a Yak-1 on 17 August, 1943. A 10th, a P-39 on 18 August, 1943. An 11th, a Yak-1 on 19 August, 1943. Nos. 12 & 13, both Yak-1s on 20 August, 1943. A 14th, a Yak-1 on 22 August, 1943.
565 Timpe, HorstLt1/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 werk # 4201 (lost 9/24/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew near Lydschkowo 24 September, 1942; made an emergency landing after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
566 Toifel, HorstUffz2/15/19191/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5523 "U5 + AH" (lost 3/18/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18/19 March, 1943; sd by a Mosquito of RCAF No. 410 Sq, piloted by F/O D.Williams. The ac crashed in the marshes near Terrington St Clement, Norfolk. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Georg Riedel, Uffz Ludwig Petzold and Uffz Heinrich Peter. (Source: J.Schadskaje). Added: F/O D.J. "Blackie" Williams and a ground AA battery shareded the claim, however Williams claimed he did not fir a shot, but the Dornier crashed taking evasive action! No known graves (D.Drury).
567 Tönnesmann, WilhelmOfw5/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3953 "1H + MP" (or EN) (lost 5/20/41)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 20 May, 1941 when his ac was shot down during an attack on the Heraklion airfield on the first day of the Battle of Crete. The crew were all wounded, however it is not known if they were taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Oblt Günther Ingenohl, Fw mathias Holler and Uffz Horst Funke (D.Drury).
568 Torrau, HorstObltStab I/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162405 "JV + KG" (lost 2/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA (?) 25 February, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers 50 km NNW of Laibach. He was known to have bailed out, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels.
569 Trabold, HeinrichOfw3/Kü.Fl.Gr 606 (Germany)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8233 (lost 4/18/41) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot and unnamed crew injured in a crash at the Ansbach airfield 18 April, 1941; hit an obstruction during takeoff (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (Injured): Oblt Klaus Sieus, Obs and Uffz Horst Tünler, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
570 Trautvetter, HorstGefrII/JG-26 (joins 12/44),Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 5 May, 1945. Flew into internment at Kristainsand, Norway with several other JG-26 pilots.
571 Ücker, HorstUffzI/KG-60 (11/42 Denmark), 6/KG-30 (9/43 Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 4217 (70% dam 11/4/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142565 "4D + DP" (lost 9/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Bizerte 6 September, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). WIC (injured) 4 November, 1942; emergency landing at Aalborg Denmark on a non-operational flight, a Gefr at the time. His one passenger, a mechanic, Gefr Franz Wild, was also injured. Source: SIG Norway.
572 Ueker, Horst GefrI/KG-60 (Norway)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 4217 (damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspWIC 4 November, 1942 when, during a transfer flight from Norway to Kobenhavn, the AC developed engine failure and Ueker made an emergency landing in Hjorring Denmark. Of the five man crew, only one other injury reported, that of Mechanic Gefr Franz Wild. Source: Air War over Denmark.
573 Ulenberg, HorstLt172/JG-26 (9/39), Stfkpt 2/JG-26 (7/41 ChannelBf 109D, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3738 (lost 7/12/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at Coquelles. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire northeast of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, a Spitfire and a Battle north of Beauvais, 8 June, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane SW of Tonbridge on 6 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 28 September, 1940. On 10 April, 1941, he scored two victories, his 6th & 7th, both Spitfires of No.1 PRU. One downed at Plouescat, the other north of Ile d Quessant. His 8th, a Spitfire into the sea, 60 km north of Brest on 25 May, 1941. His 9th, a Spitfire S of Folkestone on 16 June, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire east of Bouckerque on 2 July, 1941. His 11th, a Spitfire at St Herberthoput on 5 July, 1941. His 12th & 13th, both Spitfires 5 km NW of Dunkirk on 6 July, 1941. His 14th, a Spitfire 10 km N of Etaples on 9 July, 1941. His 15th & 16th, a Spitfire west of Cape Gris Nez and another SE of Dunkirk on 11 July, 1941. Same day, another Spitfire southeast of Dunkirk. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Ulenburg.
574 Ullmann, HorstGefr5/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440670 (or 440673) (lost 9/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1944; his G-6 crashed along De Pas at Doornenburg Holland, cause unknown. (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List)
575 Ullrich, HorstLtI/Schl.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670015 (lost 9/27/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 27 September, 1943 over Russia, location, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.0156.
576 Ulrich, HorstLtI/Sch.G.-1Fw 190F-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
577 Unger, HorstUffz9/6/1921Hohendorf1/AufklärSchule-Brieg (9/41), I/JG-53 (11/42), 1/Flg Ersatz Btn XII (5/43), 7/JG-53 (11/43-4/45)Bf 109GPilot Badge
KVK II w/swords
He survived the war. Source: His Military Pay Book & Certificate of Service via Sebastian Boreck.
578 Uphoff, HorstUffz1/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8803 (lost 6/22/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 June, 1942 due to flak near Artemowsk.
579 Vanderleden, HorstLt4(F)/122Bf 110 Werk # 2294 (lost)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 3 April, 1941; crashing near Antwerp. Source: A. Rosseels.
580 Vogt, HorstFhr10/JG-300 (1/45 Lüben)Bf 109G-10 "White 6" (dam 1/24/45), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 151554 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Kranepühl (or Krampuhl), NW of Niemegk (Bf 109 Loss List). "White 6" was damaged in a collision with a Ju 52 at Lüben, no loss of life (falkeeins-blogspot).
581 Voigt, HeinzFw3/24/192129/JG-2 (Ettinghausen 1/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175260 (lost 11/8/44; WIA @ Landstuhl, bailed safely), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210216 (lost 1/14/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat with American fighter escorts. He crashed between Wölfersheim and Berstadt. Buried in Hattenrod (Source: Horst Jeckel). One known victory, a P-47 on 11 August, 1944, no location given. A 2nd, a P-38 E of Köln-Bonn on 20 October, 1944.
582 Völkert, HorstUffz33/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 460303 "White 7" (lost 9/11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Frankenau; bailed safely with injuries (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a P-51 SW of Munich on 18 July, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 (HSS) E of Graz on 26 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) NE of Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944.
583 Vosatko, HorstLt110/JG-3Bf 109
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 10 km southeast of Innsbruck, 19 December, 1943.
584 Wagner, AlfredGefr12/13/192412/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500049 (lost 1/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat with P-47 escorts in the Lich area. He crashed in his D-9 at Ettinghausen, where he was hospitalized, but died later that night. He was buried in Hattenrod. Source: Horst Jeckel.
585 Wagner, HorstLt5/KG-55He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
586 Walbeck, HorstLt1/29/1922Wernigerode33/JG-2 (6/41), I/JG-77 (5/43)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 16518 (lost 5/8/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 8 May, 1943 while attempting a belly landing at Soliman Tunisia. Buried in the War Cemetery, Bordj-Cedria, Hof MOR Ossario 5A Tafel 1 (Aviation History.NO). One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 20 km northwest of Pabu on 24 July, 1941. Two more victories, a Hampden of RAF No.144 Sq. on 13 December, 1941, and a Manchester of RAF No. 97 Sq, on 18 December, 1941, in the Finistere area v. Veracity.
587 Walden, FritzOgefrBomber unit (Zellhausen 12/44)He 111H-20 (lost 12/4/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 December, 1944; sd at Michelbach by a P-61 of 422 Sq, piloted by Capt Raymond A.Anderson. Remaining crew (KIA): all Ogefrs. no crew assignments given. Horst Alexander, Werner Bredemeier, Kurt Timm and Manfred Vesper. Lost Aircraft Report.
588 Walsche, HorstUffzJG-7Me 262A Werk # 111567 (lost 4/17/45)Fighter Operational ClaspThe ac reported crashed Teplice, CZ. Pilot disposition unknown. (F.Braun).
589 Walter, HorstOblt356/JG-51, Stfkpt 6/JG-105 (3/45)Bf 109F-2 Yellow 11" in JG-51, Fw 190ADK

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Strange that I never found any victories for this DK winner. Based at Helmstedt in JG-105..
590 Walther, ArnoObltStfkpt 8/NJG-1Bf 110D Werk # 3143 (lost 10/21/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 21 October, 1940; takeoff accident from Stendal, his Gunner, Uffz Horst Hoffmann was also killed. Bf 110 Loss List
591 Walther, HorstOblt354/JG-51(6/41 S.U.), Stab II/JG-51(5/43), 4/JG-51(10/43), 6/JG-51(12/43), 11 & 14/JG-51(8/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 2/JG-105 (1/45 Markersdorf/Pielach), JV-44Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report & Jager Blatt 4/2004. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A Pe-2 on 26 July, 1941. An I-16 on 3 August, 1941. Another Pe-2 on 9 August, 1941. An R-3 on 5 October, 1941. An R-3 on 18 October, 1941. An R-3 and an I-61 on 13 January, 1942. An R-5 on 22 May, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 July, 1942. An Il-2 35 km ESE of Orel on 9 July, 1942. Two MiG-3s at Lulindra on 10 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 23 August, 1942. Two Il-2s 15 km NE of Ulanovo on 28 August, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-40 at Map Quadrant 8534 on 20 May, 1943. A second, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 90 511 on 21 May, 1943. A B-17 35 km NE of Kahnertal on 14 October, 1943. Another victory, a B-17 20 km west of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. A Soviet P-39 on 9 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 5 September, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 13 October, 1944. A Soviet "unnamed a/c" on 8 October, 1944.
592 Wechmar, Carl Fhr vonObstlt4/1/1900SodenKdr I/KG-3 (11/40)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk (belonging to Stab/KG-26, lost 11/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 19 November, 1940 in a takeoff accident from Beauvais. The c crashed a few km from Savignies. Remaining crew (KIC & bur in the War Cem, Beauvais, Blk 2): Obstlt Wechmar, Row 8, Gr 207; Oblt Karl Georg Streng (Stfkpt Stab KG-26), Row 8, Gr 206; Uffz Horst Gerstenkorn, Row 7, Gr 180; Fw Erich Heinz, Row 8, Gr 205 and Fw Gerhard Wünsche, Row 7, Gr 179 (D.Drury).
593 Weegmann, Horst vonOblt5/27/1910Düsseldorf19/JG-53 (6/40), 1/NJG-3 (3/41)Bf 109E in JG-53, Bf 110C-7 Werk # 2057 "L1 + BH" (lost 3/11/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 March, 1941; accidentally struck the ground and crashed after aerial combat with an RAF Hurricane I of No. 261 Sq., piloted by P/O Anthony J. Rippon. The ac crashed on the Island of Gozo, Malta. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Wilhelm Banser, was also killed in the crash; both burried in the same grave, Blk 1, Grave 113, in the War Graves Cemetery, Cagliari, Sardinia (Bf 110 Loss List & Jörg Windmüller). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Creil, 3 June, 1940 while a Lt in JG-53. Added: The cause of the crash, as reported by the Malta War Diary, is that he failed to clear a ridge on the Gozo island, while flying low at dawn. Three other 110's were strafing Takali (R.Varga 3/2019).
594 Wegener, HorstLt17/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161110 "White 3 + I" (lost 5/30/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 May, 1944 during aerial combat with Spitfires at Viterbo.
595 Wehrstedt, AlbertLt4/28/19181(F)/123Ju 88T-1 Werk # 1533 "4U + NH" (lost 5/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 23 May, 1944 with his entire crew, presumably in Italy or surrounding waters. Remaining crew (all buried German War Cem, Costerman Italy, Blk 9): Stfkpt Hptm Helmut Wippersteg, Obs, Gr 174; Fw Martin Franz, R/O, Gr 266 and Ogefr Horst Uhrig, Gnr, Gr 173. The pilot, Lt Wehrstedt buried Gr 265 (DK-G Awards List & D.Drury).
596 Weidner, HansUffz3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 883514 "B3 + NL" (lost 6/23/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 23 June, 1944 during a minelaying operation over Seine Bay France, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Ger War Cem., Beauvais, Fr., Blk 3, Row 4): Gefr Alfred Schulz, Gr 172; Uffz Erich Wunderlich, Gr 175 and Uffz Horst Zernsch, Gr 173. No known grave for pilot Uffz Weidner (D.Drury).
597 Weinitschke, Dietrich DieterFw185/JG-5 (6/42 Norway), 9/JG-5, 5/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 "Red 14" (Polar Bear marking) or Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13924 (lost 3/12/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 12 March, 1943 after being shot down by a Soviet P-39 at Murmaschi. One known victory, a Soviet P-40E, piloted by Lt A.V.Pshenyov, west of Murmansk on 1 June, 1942. Cousin of Horst Sorbeck of I/JG-4. He was a good friend of Wulf Wodowitz. Magnus, 18 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 18 victories. Survived the war, residing at Theodor Loos Weg 16, 12353 Berlin.
598 Wernecke, HorstUffz512/JG-51 (11/43 S.U.), 4/JG-302 (7/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 at Achtuba on 28 November, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 13 December, 1943. a 3rd, an R-5 on 1 January, 1945. A 4th, a Soviet Il-2 on 30 April, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 NE of Köszeg (Austria?) on 16 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Wernicke.
599 Werner, HorstLt13/NJG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 2278 "2Z + GX" (lost 7/22/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 21/22/July, 1943 during enemy action while on an intercept mission, crashing at Weisloch. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Leonhard Schilling. Source: Klaus Deschner. The Bf 110 Loss List stated the unit was 13/NJG-6
600 Wester, Horst aka HelmutLt117/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.), 9/JG-52 (1/44 S.U.; 8/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166070 "Yellow 5" (lost 8/17/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 August, 1944 during aerial combat, cause and location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 28 January, 1944. A 2nd (aka Helmut), a LaGG on 31 January, 1944. A 3rd (aka Helmut), a Boston III on 28 April, 1944. A 4th, a LaGG on 18 May, 1944. A LaGG on 20 May, 1944. A 6th, a LaGG on 1 June, 1944. A 7th, a LaGG on 3 June, 1944. An 8th, a P-39 on 4 June, 1944. A 9th, a P-39 on 6 June, 1944. A 10th, another P-39 on 7 June, 1944. An 11th, a LaGG on 28 June, 1944. Occassional wingman for Erich Hartmann in Romania in early 1944.

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