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501 Brede, RudolfLt1Erg/JGr-West (France), 1/JG-11Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5940 (lost 7/14/42), Bf 109G EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a non-operational force landing at Brest on 14 July, 1942 due to a fuel shortage. One known victory, a P-51 5 km SE of St Quentin on 25 August, 1944.
502 Brede, WilliObltStfkpt 6/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3570 "A2 + ML" (lost 9/7/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 7 September, 1940 after aerial combat wih a Hurricane of No.1 Sq., piloted by Sgt Arthur Clowes off Birchington, Thanet, Kent. His Gunner, Uffz August Alfred Galla, KIA, buried CC, Blk 1, Row 11, Gr 435. Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
503 Bregant, AlfredLtII/NJG-1 (Germany)Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0256 "??" (lost 8/29/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 29 August, 1940; crashed at Elsdorf during air-firing practice (Ju 88 Loss List).
504 Breitfeld, Hans HeinrichHptm6Stab I/NJG-5 (7/44), 9/NJG-5 (8/44), 3/NJG-5Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 9 April, 1945; crash landing at Lübeck airfield, cause not given (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Creil on 5 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "4 mot" N of Chaumont on 15 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" at Nancy on 25 July, 1944. A 4th "4 mot" E of Königsberg, and a 5th and 6th "4 mot" W of Königsberg, on 30 August, 1944. Magnus Report & Boiten, 9 victories. Alternate spelling: Breitfeldt (Boiten).
505 Bremer, Erhard (Gerhard?)Oblt25/ZG-76Bf 110C-4 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire on 29 May, 1940, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 13 August, 1940, no location. The name "Erhard" appears in the OKL Claims List. In 2014, the following was reported by Bjorn Rose & Peter Cornwell: A Bf 110C-4 of 5/ZG-76, piloted by an Oblt Gerhard Bremer, crashed and exploded on 15 August, 1940 alongside the Farley Rd. at Slackstead. Both the pilot and Radio Operator, Uffz Leo Pauli believed perished in the crash, and were buried initialy in the Hursley Churchyard on 20 August as "Unknown German Airman", and later interned together at Cannock Chase, Block 9, Row 4, Grave 19. Positive identity of the crew was not possible due to the severity of the crash. They may have been shot down by F/L R.A.Barton & P/O J.R.B.Meaker of No 249 Sq, and also claimed by F/L J.H.G. McArthur of No 609 Sq.. I suggest the reader use caution, but I do believe that this Gerhard is Erhard.
Cannock Chase
506 Bremer, Peter "Pitt"Fw12/18/1919402/JG-54 (7/41 S.U.), 1/JG-54 (S.U. 2/43)Bf 109F-2 "Red or Black 12" in 2/JG-54, Fw 190A-4 "White 7" in 1/JG-54, Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5772 "White 3" (lost 7/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43 in absentia-POW)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 13 July, 1943 on a mission in Werk# 5772. Location was a map co-ordinate "4493" (Orel/Krasnogorye S.U. area). He was a POW for six years. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 17 July, 1941. An I-18 on 23 August, 1941. An I-126 on 30 September, 1941. An Il-2 on 11 October, 1941. An I-26 on 27 February, 1942. A P-40 on 31 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 20 April, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. An I-153 on 15 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 14 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 15 January, 1943. an Il-2 on 17 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 24 February, 1943. An I-16 on 3 March, 1943. A Yak-4 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 May, 1943. A P-39 on 12 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 15 June, 1943. Three La-5s on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 7 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 9 July, 1943. An Il-2 and an La-5 on 10 July, 1943. An La-5 on 11 July, 1943. Two La-5s on 12 July, 1943. Alternate spelling: Bremmer.
507 Bremser, OttoUffz5/JG-77 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18735 (lost 8/5/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Camigliatello (Feldflugplatz 170) on 5 August, 1943 due to a servicing fault.
508 Brenner, UlrichLt1/13/1920Berlin2/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172991 "Black 2" (90% dam 7/27/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731439 "Black 2" (lost 8/11/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 11 August, 1944; killed in a landing accident at Oysonville France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 17/21/1132. WIA 27 July, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters near St Martin; bailed safely.
509 Bretnütz, Heinz 'Pietsch'Hptm1/24/1914Mannheim322.J/88 in Spain, Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (9/39), Stfkpt 6/JG-53 (6/40), Kdr II/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109B & D(39), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 4112"Blk <<"(5% dam 10/20/40), Bf 109E-1 "Yel 10", Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6674 "Black << + -" (lost 6/22/41)
RK(10/22/40)

Spanish Cross-G(6/6/39)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Plus 2 victories in Spain. 12 balloons. His first victory, a Fesselballon, 20 September, 1939. His 2nd, a Curtis Hawk S of Bienwald on 25 September, 1939. Nos 3 & 4, both Morane 406s SW of Saargemünd on 31 October, 1939 in Bf 109D "Yellow 10". His 5th, a Wellingtom in the Saargemund area, 31 March, 1940. His 9th, a Bloch 151 E of Compiegne on 7 June, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire S of Swanage on 8 August, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Hawkinge on 5 September, 1940. On 20 October, 1940, he was required to force land his Wk# 4112 after downing his 20th, an RAF Hurricane, but the Hurricane cause his damage in the engagement. He crashed at St Inglevert, France. His 25th & 26th, both Hurricanes at Ashford on 30 November, 1940. His 30th, a Lysander N of Deal on 4 May, 1941. On 22 June, 1941, after shooting down a Russian SB-2 bomber in his Wk# 6674, he had to force land as a result of return fire striking his engine, and was seriously wounded. After being hidden by friendly locals, he was hospitalized too late, and he died 27 June 1941, from complications after losing a leg on the Eastern Front. 244 missions. Photo
510 Bretschneider, KlausOblt5/4/1920Berlin, Steglitz316/JG-300 (3/44), 5/JG-300 (6/44), Stfkpt 5(Nacht)/JG-300 (10/44)Fw 190A-7 "Yellow 1N" w 6 Stf., Fw 190A-8/R8 "Red 16" (rammed a B-24 in this a/c.), Fw 190A-8/R8 Werk# 682204 "Red 1" (lost 12/24/44) w/5 Stf.
RK(11/18/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 in "Red 1" "Rauhbautz IV", after being shot down by a Mustang of 357FG over the Knüll Mountains in Central Germany, near Kassel (Hausen/Oberaula). His 1st victory, at night against RAF bombers, came on 6 September, 1943. 14 of his victories were RAF bombers at night, including a double victory on 24 March, 1944; both "4 mots" N of Krefeld. A P-51 in the Füssen area on 18 July, 1944. A P-38 S of Munich on 19 July, 1944. A B-24 at Szekesfehervar on 27 July, 1944. A B-24 (HSS) near Budweis/Böhmen (Bohemia) on 24 August, 1944. A P-51 SE of Göttingen on 27 September, 1944. A B-17 at Hildesheim on 28 September, 1944. 17 of his victories were U.S. bombers during the day, 3 of which he downed on 7 October, 1944. He was forced to bail (safely) on this date after ramming the 3rd B-17. Magnus Report, 34 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 40 victories.
511 Brett, AlbertUffz411/JG-1 (8/42), 7/JG-1 (11/43), Stab III/JG-1 (1/44)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire southwest of Tilburg on 28 August, 1942. His 2nd, a P-38 on 29 November, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 N of Dordrecht on 1 December, 1943. A 4th, a P-47 at Nordhorn-Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944.
512 Breu, Peter PaulMaj6/13/1915Schwabhausen bei Gotha3 Stfkpt 6/KG-3 (1/41), Kdr II/KG-3 (6/42), Kdr II/KG-76 (45) Ju 88C-6 (destroyer), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1264 "5K + AP" (lost 2/3/42), Ar 234 in KG-76
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)
EP(9/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" Hanger
Werk # 1264 was lost in a landing accident which killed Uffz Gerhard Richter, his R/O and injured Breu, Fw August Fredericksen, Obs and Uffz Gerhard Walz, Gnr.. Deceased 2 August, 2001, Weingarten.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Signed cover Luftwaffe signed cover - Peter Paul Breu / Wilhelm Antrup / Peter Broich / Wolfgang Bechtle - No. 42 from the Hans Rossbach series of 80

Major Peter Paul Breu (1915-2001) from Schwabhausen / Thuringia from Kampfgeschwader 3 "Lützow" Peter Paul Breu was born on June 13, 1915 in Schwabhausen near Gotha. Already in 1939 he flew in Poland, over France and England as captain of the 6th Squadron of the combat squadron 3 "Lützow". During the Eastern campaign he took command of the II/KG-3. As such, he destroyed 34 transport trains, bombed recognized enemy positions and recognized an enemy tank breakthrough during a reconnaissance flight in the Kirov area. Breu went on the attack and destroyed no less than 26 tanks. On 02.10.1942 Breu received the Knight's Cross for the three aircraft, which were still shot down by his crew. After the war, Breu established a successful petroleum wholesale business. Peter Paul Breu died on 02.08.2001 in Weingarten near Biberach.
513 Breukel, WendolinLt145/NJG-2 (Med 8/43)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750338 (65% dam 8/6/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 1 March, 1944; crashed into the Harrenstedter Forest during a low level transit flight (Boiten). He and one unnamed crew were injured when they taxied into a bomb crater on 6 August, 1943 at an undisclosed location in Wk# 750338 (Ju 88 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 near Thiancourt, by Metz, on 14 October, 1943. a 2nd, a Halifax by Habenhausen on 20 December, 1943. Six known victories were Lancasters on 14 January, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 14 victories.
514 Breves, AdolfHptm12/22/191617Stfkpt 12/NJG-1, Stab IV/NJG-1 (7/44), Kdr II/NJG-1 (10/44 to end)Bf 110, Ju 88G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Twelve victories were four-engine bombers and one Mosquito. One known victory, a Halifax 6 km SW of Courtrai on 9 May, 1944. A Lancaster N of Luxembourg on 11 May, 1944. A double victory on 13 June, 1944; both "4 mots", one at St. Trond, the other 32 km from Amsterdam. A triple victory on 17 June, 1944; all "4 mots", at Utrecht and Seiden. Another triple, all "4 mots" on 22 June, 1944; one at Venlo, one at Breda-Tilburg and one at Rosendaal. Another "4 mot" on 26 July, 1944, no location given. A "4 mot" at Rieneth on 13 August, 1944. A Mosquito N of the Düsseldorf airfield on 18 December, 1944. Deceased 28 March, 1993.
515 Briegleb, WalterOblt4/30/192325 10/NJG-3 (2/44), Stfkpt 7/NJG-2 (3/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710639 (lost 10/6/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # Unk "4R + IR" & Ju 88G-6 Wk# 622338 (or 938) "4R + BR" (all flown in 7/NJG-2, March 1945), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621800 "4R + LR" (impounded Portugal 5/1/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His Ju 88G-1 crashed at Opsterland Holland, by Bakkeveen, on 6 October, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, a "4 mot" W of Berlin on 20 February, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Halle-Leipzig on 24 March, 1944. A "4 mot" 100 km WSW of Copenhagen on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" near Duisburg on 22 May, 1944. Four victories, all "4 mots" in the Paris -Rouen area on 11 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the Abbeville area on 13 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Beacon "Kurfürst" on 17 June, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Amsterdam on 19 July, 1944. Two "4 mots" 50 km S of Radio Beacon "Kurfürst" on 21 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Normeny, S of Metz, on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" 30 km SW of Kiel on 26 August, 1944. A Wellington at St Avold on 3 October, 1944. A "4 mot" into the Sea near Ostfreich on 6 October, 1944. A Wellington on 2 December, 1944, no location. Hius last two victories, Lancasters; one S of Waddington airfield, the 2nd 40 km W of Lincoln, 3/4/March, 1945. On 1 May, 1945, Briegleb and his R/O, Ofw Möller, flew their AC to Portugal. Magnus & Jager Blatt article. Added: On 1 May, 1945, Briegleb & crew reportedly deserted, landing their Werk # 621800 at the Pedras Rubras airport in Porto Portugal. Remaining crew: Ofw Klaus Möller, named as pilot on this flight and Uffz Josef Allram (or Aulram), R/O? (D.Drury).
516 Brietz, GüntherUffz23/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk# 2186( lost 8/19/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 August, 1942; AA fire, crashed into the sea north of Dieppe. One known victory, a Lysander on 12 August, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942, the date he went MIA. Mombeek MIA List.
517 Brill, Karl "Ede"Oblt3/20/192052 5/JG-54 (3/43 S.U.), 10/JG-54 (2/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-54 (7/44), Stfkpt 13/JG-54 (11/44), Stfkpt in II/JG-7 (3/45) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 "White 3" in 10 & 13/JG-54, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP (10/27/43)


EK 1 (8/11/43) & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold (3/23/43)
His first known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 7 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Boston III on 13 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 28 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 30 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1943. Two DB-3Fs, a LaGG-3 and a LaGG-5 on 24 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 14 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 NE of Nevel on 11 October, 1943. An La-5 on 29 December, 1943. Two LaGG-5s on 8 January, 1944. An La-5 on 19 January, 1944. Two Il-2s on 24 January, 1944. An La-5 on 7 February, 1944. An Il-2 15 km N of Pleskowo on 13 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 February, 1944. An La-5 on 18 February, 1944. An One known western victory, a P-51 S of Köln on 18 December, 1944.
518 Bringmann, ArnoldFw35Stab I/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 5/JG-3 (2/43), 8/JG-3 (9/43), 4/JG-3 (11/44), Act StfFüh 1/JG-3 (12/44), JG-7 (4/45)Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-14/AS, Me 262A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st known Soviet, an Il-2 SW of Alayev on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 23 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 22 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 20 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 10 January, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 18 March, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 25 March, 1943. A DB-3 and an Il-2 on 30 March, 1943. His 14th, a LaGG-3 on 15 April, 1943. An I-16 Rata on 17 April, 1943. A 17th, a Yak-1 on 28 June, 1943. A MiG-1 and an Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 8 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory, a Spitfire over southern Italy, 14 September, 1943. A 2nd, a P-47 SW of Haiger on 2 December, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Diepholz on 8 December, 1944. Two LaGG-3s on 3 March, 1945. Mörl Interrogation Report.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Arnold Bringmann (R) with Me 109 at St. Omer-Arques in the winter of 1940 - 41
519 Brink,Oblt12/StG-77Ju 87 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
His one known victory, a Spitfire at Thorney Island on 18 August, 1940.
520 Brinkmann,ObltStffüh 2/StG-77 (8/40)Ju 87Dive Bomber Operational ClaspBattle of Britain pilot. Narrowly escaped attacks by the British fighters on 18 August, 1940 after a raid on England. Source: Rudolf Singler narrative
521 Brinkmann, Arnold "Fritz"Hptm6/10/1915*16 Stab I/NJG-3 (11/43), 8/NJG-3 (4/44-3/45) Bf 110G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Bürgstadt on 26 November, 1943. Another, a Lancaster N of Münster on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" near Osnabrück on 22 March, 1944. A "4 mot" at Insel Falster (Denmark?)on 23 April, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" NW of Bramsche on 13 August, 1944. A 6th, same night, a "4 mot" in the Senden area. A 7th, a "4 mot" near Kiel on 17 August, 1944. A triple victory on 27 August, 1944, all three "4 mots"; two at Insel Samso, and one 10 km NW of Hornum. A "4 mot" opposing the Darmstadt Raid on 11 September, 1944. A "4 mot" at Deutsche Bucht on 15 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Believed to have survived the war. * His birthdate is questionable; another source states the date as 29 March, 1915 (LOCS).
522 Brinkmann, HansUffzIII/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163127 "Black 5" (lost 8/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspReported KIA 17 August, 1944, cause and location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
523 Brinkmann, HeinrichLt3/12/1917Flachsberg2/Erpro-210 (Channel) Bf 110D-0 "S9 + NK" (lost 8/14/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp Both Brinkmann and his R/O, Uffz Richard Mayer, were KIA 14 August, 1940, hit by flak at Manston airfield. (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: After being hit by AA fire, he is believed to have collided with Uffz Hans Steding, the two ac crashing Both Brinkmann & Mayer buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11; Brinkmann in Gr 423; Mayer in Gr 425 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
524 Broch, HugoLt1/6/1922Leichlingen, Rheinland81ERG-Ost, 6/JG-54 (1/43), 8/JG-54 (Kurland)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470235 "Black <1" (lost 11/18/43)
RK(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/26/43)
EP(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 18 November, 1944, in Werk# 470235, 15 km south of Libau S.U.. 324 combat missions. All victories in the East. He was wingman for Ademeit and Sterr. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 13 March, 1943, a Gefr at the time. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-7 on 21 July, 1943. A Yak-7 at Orel on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. A Yak-7 and a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. Two Yak-9s on 19 August, 1943. Two La-5s on 24 August, 1943. An La-5 and a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1943. A Yak-9 and an La-5 on 26 October, 1943. An La-5 and two Il-2s on 5 November, 1943. An La-5 on 17 August, 1944. Two La-5s on 21 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 25 August, 1944. Three Il-2s on 28 October, 1944. He achieved 12 double and 3 triple victories on one mission each. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 victories.
Aged 95 Broch was given the opportunity to fly a Spitfire


525 Brocke, JürgenLt2/4/1922Bad Harzburg424/JG-77Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7623 (lost 9/15/42)
RK(12/9/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42 Post.)
EP(9/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 September, 1942 near Woronesh S.U. after sustaining an AA hit after shooting down four Russian AC. 150 missions, all victories in the East, including 11 bombers and one gun boat sunk. One known victory, his 11th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1942. A DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. a DB-7 on 17 August, 1942. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 and a Hurricane on 13 September, 1942. An Il-2 and three Pe-2s on 15 September, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 45 victories.
526 Broderecker,Uffz16/KG-53 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G of Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 at Ostrya on 14 August, 1943.
527 Bröker, JosefGefr1/JG-53Bf 109E-1 "White 15" (lost)Wound Badge(8/25/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940; Shot down with wounds during aerial combat F/O W. Beaumont of No. 152 Sq. and two other unnamed pilots, force landing at Buckland Ripers, England. Source: Jochen Prien & D.Drury.
528 Brönner, HugoOblt161/JG-51 (4/43 S.U.), 11/JG-51 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 9 April, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 7 May, 1943. A 3rd & 4th, a U-2 and a LaGG-5 on 8 June, 1943. A 5th, an Il-2 on 13 June, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG-5 on 5 July, 1943. A 7th, a LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG-3 NW of Valki on 14 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-1 on 15 December, 1943.
529 Brossler, BrunoObltStab/KG-55 (8/40 Villa Coublay Fr.)He 111P-4 Werk # 2898 "G1 +AA" (lost 8/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 August, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 609 Sq., piloted by F/O John Dundas & P/O David Crook in the area of Boscombe Down, near Middle Wallop. The ac crashed at Dean Hill, East Dean, Hampshire. Remaining crew: Obst Alois Stöckl (or Stoeckl), Obs & RK Holder (KIA, bur CC 2/2/35); Obst Walter Frank, Chief V Fliegerkorps (bur CC 2/2/32); Fw Heinz Grimmstein, R/O (POW) and Fw Jonny Thiel, Flt Engr (POW). Brossler bur CC 2/2/30. Source Kaiser RK book & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
530 Brücher, Heinrich HeinzFw107/JG-51 (7/41 S.U.), 3/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.), 11/JG-54 (11/43)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6618 (lost 7/23/41) in JG-51, Most likely a Bf 109G "White ?" (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 January, 1944 believed to be due to engine failure over Towaschewo. Injured in a crash on 23 July, 1941 when he hit an obstruction at Schklow. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 1 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 2 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 3 August, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1943. A 6th, a LaGG-5 on 16 August, 1943. A 7th, an La-5 on 19 August, 1943. A 8th, a P-40 on 14 October, 1943. An 9th, a Yak-9 on 11 November, 1943. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 17 December, 1943. Magnus report, 14 victories.
531 Brücker, Heinrich 'Hein'Obstlt5/5/1913Kiel12.J/88(Leg.Condor), II/StG-163, Stfkpt 9/StG-2, Kdr III/StG-2(8/40, 4/41 Romania), Kdr I/SKG-10, Kdr SG-4(5/44), EKdo 262 (2/45), JV-44(3/45)Bf 109B (in Spain), Hs 123, Ju 87R-2 & Ju 87B-1(dam 8/16/40) in III/StG-2, Fw 190A-7s in SG-4, Me 262A-1a in April, 1945
Spanish Cross

RK(6/24/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
250 missions as Stuka and Assault pilot in WWII and another 250 missions in Spain. Kdr I/SKG-10 in June 43. His one known victory, a Hurricane over the English Channel on 16 August, 1940. Added: Earlier on 16 August, 1940, he and Gnr Uffz Alfred Zimmer, were slightly wounded, but managed to return to base. A Lt Heinrich Brucker was credited with an I-16 in Spain, an I-16. Brückner served in the post war Luftwaffe, deceased 14 June, 1984 in Eckernförde (D.Drury).
532 Bruderhofer, HermannUffz12/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2025 "L1 + ??" (lost 8/7/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot and two unnamed crew injured when their ac crashed at Tobruk 7 August, 1942 after an engine fire during a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List).
533 Brüggout,Uffz115(Z)/LG-1BF 109E, Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane SW of Portland on 15 August, 1940.
534 Bruhn, Heinrich HeinFw91/JG-54 (11/41 S.U.), 3/JG-54 (4/42), 4/JG-54 (12/42)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8935 "Yel ?" (15% dam 4/13/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 10354 "White 4" (lost 12/30/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 December, 1942 southeast of Staraja-Russa S.U.. On 13 April, 1942, he was injured when his "8935"suffered 15% damage overturning on landing at the Riga-Spilve airfield after a non-operational flight. His first known Soviet victory, an DB-3 on 30 November, 1941. A 2nd Soviet, a P-40 on 26 June, 1942. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 3 August, 1942. A 4th, an Il-2 on 30 August, 1942. Because 4/JG-54 AC bore white numbers, I have identified Hein Bruhn in 4/JG-54 at the time of his death.
535 Bruhnke, ErhardFw10/14/1919Mackensen27/NJG-1 (10/41), 4/JG-1 (5/43)Bf 110, Bf 109G, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 629 (lost 1/27/43), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5438 (? dam 5/2/43 minor takeoff accident), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7212 "Black 2" (lost 8/31/43)
EK 1 & 2 Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 31 August, 1943 during aerial combat near Dachsenhausen, by Koblenz (Geensen). He was uninjured when he was arriving at Woensdrecht during an Alarmstart and his A-4 was destroyed. Shot down with wounds in Werk # 629 on 27 January, 1943 opposing a B-24 raid on Wilhelmshaven. He was rescued by ASR craft. One known victory, a Manchester on 14 October, 1941, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire 60 km east of Margate on 31 May, 1943.
536 Brumund, KurtUffz1/11/1921Jever6/JG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7021 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/12/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 August, 1943 resulting from B-17 return fire during aerial combat near Düren. Buried Düren-Neuer Friedhof, Feld X Grave 10. Alternate spelling: Brummund. Source: J. Geensen.
537 Brunke, HelmutUffz88/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 253 (lost 3/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 March, 1943 during aerial combat south of Orel. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 12 March, 1943. His victory count may be higher than 8 (Magnus).
538 Brunkhorst, MagnusOfw39/JG-2 (7/41)Bf 109F
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 18 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 8 July, 1941, in the Calais-Marck area. His 3rd, a Whirlwind on 6 November, 1941, no location.
539 Brunner, AlbertOfw7/17/1918Dörtel, Württemberg536/JG-5 (4/42 Norway & Finland)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10161 (lost 8/21/42; eng dam, pilot OK, bailed safely), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10144 "Yellow 7" (lost 9/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13923 (lost 4/43), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14802 (lost 5/7/43)
RK(7/3/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (8/2/43 Post.)
EP(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 May, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-39 near Polarnyje Russia in his Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14802, when his parachute did not open due to insufficient altitude. He had just downed his 53rd victory and his AC suffered engine damage during the skirmish. 135 combat missions, all victories in the East. On 21 August, 1942, his AC, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10161 suffered engine damage, he bailed out near Motewski Russia, his AC destroyed. MIA 5 September, 1942; listed as MIA after aerial combat, but returned 4 days later. Uninjured in his G-2 which crashed at Petsamo, damaged during aerial combat. (SIG Norway). Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories.
540 Brunner, JosefFw72/NJG-1 (8/43), 10/NJG-6 (9/44)Bf 110G-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 March, 1945 during a night mission in the Oppenheim area. The remainder of the crew; BS Uffz Franz Felbemaier and BF Uffz Horst Römer, were also KIA. One known victory, a Halifax N of Templin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster S of Dürkheim and a 2nd Lancaster 8 km W of Koblenz on 23 September, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax NW of Hook on 9 October, 1943. A 5th, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 8 May, 1944. A 6th, a Wellington at Szombathely on 20 September, 1944. Magnus.
541 Brunner, KarlUffz4/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173077 "Green 10" (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944; killed during a belly landing at Dammartin after aerial combat in the Mantes area. Source: L. Wiegels
542 Bruns, BertholdUffz6/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 werk # 5766 (60% dam 8/10/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13291 (60% dam 9/14/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 14 September, 1942 during an emergency landing at Ust-Labinsk, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). Injured in a landing accident at Solzy on 10 August, 1941.
543 Bruns, MartinUffz1/JG-5 (Norway)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5448 (lost 8/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 10 August, 1942; crashed at Örlandet Norway due to pilot error during a non-operational flight. Source: SIG Norway.
544 Brüssner,Lt13/NJG-7Bf 110, Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" opposing the Brunswick Raid on 13 August, 1944.
545 Brüstellin, Hans-HeinrichObstlt10/20/19094Leg.Condor(36), I/JG-76(later II/JG-54), Kdr I/JG-51(8/40 Wissant), I/JG-53(11/40), JG-54, JG-106Ju 52, Ju 86, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109E-4/B in JG-53; Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-106
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Beauvais, north of Paris, 5 June, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-51. His 2nd, a Hawk-75 over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane on 15 August, 1940, no location. Seriously wounded during this encounter, he managed to return to base where he crash landed his Bf 109E, and was pulled from the burning wreckage. This kept him out of action for seven weeks. Channel pilot. Brüstellin replaced Hans Karl Mayer as Kdr I/JG-53 after Mayers death in October, 1940. Hans was Stfkpt of 3/JG-135 until named Kdr of I/JG-51 in October, 1939, replacing Ernst von Berg. He was Kdr JG-106 in September, 1944. Deceased 7 February, 1997. Alternate spelling: Brustellin.
546 Brychy, WernerFw6/18/1919Kaltennordheim3 4/JG-2 (8/41 Channel), 5/JG-2 (10/42) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0533 "White 3" (lost 10/21/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 21 October, 1942; he flew into a hillside at Bindon Hill, Lulworth Cove, Dorset due to poor visibility (D.Drury); buried Wareham Cem., Dorset, Section B, Row O, Grv 37 (M.Croft & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941. A 2nd, a Spitfire 25 km west of Boulogne on 13 October, 1941. A 3rd, 19 August, 1942. Alternate spelling: Brychey & Brychcy (M.Croft).
547 Brzank, MaxUffz3/JG-54Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9630 "Yellow ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 August, 1941 over the Lissino airfield S.U..
548 Bubel, EduardOfw2/19/1918133/JG-54 (11/43 S.U.), 4/JG-11 (4/44 Reich Def), 8/JG-11 (12/44), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440242 "White 2 + -" (lost 5/12/44), , Si 204 (lost 4/25/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 25 April, 1945 when he crashed northwest of Berlin while on a delivery flight (L. Wiegels). WIA 12 May, 1944 during aerial combat near Salzkotten, bailed safely. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 45 km NE of Dubrovno on 30 November, 1943. A 2nd Il-2 on 15 December, 1943. Two Soviet Il-2s on 3 March, 1944, while in JG-54. A 5th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 10 March, 1944. A 6th Soviet, an Il-2 on 3 April, 1944. One known western victory, his 1st, a P-51 near Diepholz on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, a P-51 at Nienburg on 8 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 in the Lisieux-Bernay area on 4 July, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 on 15 August, 1944, no location given. A Spitfire over northern France on 19 August, 1944. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Rouen area on 27 August, 1944. A 7th, a P-47 at Neuerburg on 19 December, 1944. Alternate spelling: Bübel.
549 Büch, KurtUffz7/2/19222/JG-3 (Stubendorf)Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 411943 "Black 11" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 31FG at Trahvice CZ, buried Trhavice Cem.
550 Buchert, GerhardLtStab I/JG-2 (8/44), 1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171457Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944; Combat with a P-38 and a P-47, area of Voise-Santeuil, 20 km southeast of Chartres. Mombeek MIA List.
551 Buchheit, LudwigFw105/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19519 "Black 6 + -" (80% dam 8/29/43), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19327 "Black 10 + -" (lost 9/21/43 at Neshin, cause unknown, pilot returned), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140185 "Black 7 + -" (dam 1/12/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20422 "Black 7 + -" (lost 8/9/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 August, 1944; hit by flak, location not reported. Injured 29 August, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Gostagajewskaja. WIA in "Black 7",12 January, 1944, during aerial combat, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 (m.H.) W of Kap Tusla on 5 December, 1943. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 WNW of Cape Chroni on 29 December, 1943. Magnus Report, 13 victories.
552 Buchholz, Friedrich Fhr. von FritzMaj4/29/191311Stfkpt 10(E)/NJG-1 (6/43), 11/NJG-1 (8/43), Schulstaffel/NJG-1 (Grove 8/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5324 (dam 8/24/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720251 "G9 + HX" (lost 8/4/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp2
KIA 4 August, 1944 in his G-4 during aerial combat with two P-51s of 370FS, one piloted by Lt W.K. Baker, between Koege and Ringstedt, by Slimmige, Denmark. His two crewmembers were able to bail successfully. Fritz is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery in Denmark. Injured in a crash at Wittenberge on 23/24 August, 1943, due to technical failure, crew also injured. One known victory, a Hampden into the sea off Caestricum on 16 August, 1943. Jager Blatt 4/2003. Boiten, 2 victories. Alternate spelling: Buchholtz (Balss).
553 Buchholz, Horst "Fritz"Fw2II/ZG-101, 6/ZG-26 (12/43), 7/JG-6 (6/44 Herpy Fr.), Instr EJG-1 (to end)Bf 110, Me 210, Me 410 in ZG-26, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171703 "Yellow 7" (dam 8/26/44) in 7/JG-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 421 "White 21" at Königsberg in JG-6
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasp
Flew his first combat mission on 11 February, 1944. One known victory, while in 2/ZG-26, a B-24 at Pommersche-Bücht on 29 May, 1944. A 2nd B-24, now in 6/ZG-26, N of Zingst, on 20 June, 1944. On 26 August, 1944, he was WIA after a portion of his tail was shot away by P-51s. He bailed safely at Duclair Fr., near Rouen, but his wounds (ankle) kept him out of action for six weeks (JG-6 List). On his 6th fighter mission, he crashed into a Belgian field in a borrowed 190 "Black 5", after the engine siezed. He was bandaged and returned to his unit, soon to be transferred to EJG-1 as an instructor. Alternate spelling: Bucholz.
554 Buchmann, WalterHptm8/19/1911KG-54, 2/KG-66, Stfkpt 4/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260159 "Z6 + EM" (lost) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 4 August, 1944; crashed at Avranches after a mission. Remaining crew: Uffz Nikolaus Kurtz, geb 10/25/1920, (MIA), Obs; Fw Karl Halbritter, geb 3/5/1919, (POW), R/O; Uffz Heinrich Salmen, geb 4/2/1919, (POW), Gunner and Uffz Werner Saichert, geb 10/25/1918, (POW), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
555 Buchner, Friedrich FritzUffz4/4/1916Augsburg16/JG-3Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3874 (lost 8/26/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat with RAF fighters over the Thames Estuary. He crashed into the Chislet Marshes at Shuart Farm, St. Nicholas, at Wade, Kent, in 40 feet of marsh. His remains and AC were recovered in 1984. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 8, Row 7, Gr 168 (M.Croft & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 10 km northeast of Evreux, 19 June, 1940.
Cannock Chase
556 Büchner, WilliFw6/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10388 "Yellow ?" (lost 8/11/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1942 during aerial combat at Dugino/Subzoff.
557 Bucholz, FriedrichUffz3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1665 "M2 + HL" (lost 8/5/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 August, 1942; crashed at Molescombe Farm, Frogmore, Devon after being sd by a Beaufighter of No. 307 Sq. (Ranoszek & Trzaskowski). Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Eduard Commes, Uffz Adolf Jaggy and Gefr Günther Sobotta, all buried Cannock Chase, Block 9, Collective Grave 50 (Joe Potter Grave Search).
Cannock Chase
558 Buck, HeinrichUffz12/18/1920Hollen3/JG-3Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 412768 "Yellow 5" (lost 8/9/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 August, 1944, crashed at Illerrieden, near Ulm. Buried in the Illerrieden Cemetery. Source: Fritz Braun
559 Buckle, LeonardUffzStab/JG-27Go 145 Werk # 1115 "5M + NQ" (lost 8/28/40)Liason (?) Operational ClaspPOW 28 August, 1940 after getting lost in fog on a mail flight in France. The unarmed ac either ran out of fuel or was forced down by fighters (varying accounts). He landed intact at Lewes Racecourse in Sussex. The RAF flew the Go 145 as BV207 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)


Buckle's Gotha 145 on South Downs


560 Budde, AlfredLt11/26/192221Stffüh 12/JG-54 (1/44), 11/JG-54 (7/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 14/JG-54 (8/44 repl Oblt Hartrampf)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 171002 "Black 10" (lost)EP(44)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 December, 1944 in Werk# 171002 at Schnee-Eifel, Belgium after aerial combat with Spitfires or P-47s close to the German border. His "Black 10" suffered a structural failure in the wing, and he was killed in the ensuing crash. His 1st Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 24 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 11 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 15 July, 1944. Two Soviet Boston IIIs on 21 July, 1944. A P-39 on 27 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 28 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 6 August, 1944. Two Yak-11s on 10 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 11 August, 1944. A P-39 on 12 August, 1944. An La-5 on 19 August, 1944. An Il-2 and two Yak-9s on 25 August, 1944. A Yak-9 and an Il-2 on 26 August, 1944. An La-5 on 5 September, 1944. One known western victory, a B-25 in the Nijmegen area on 25 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 S of Büllingen on 18 December, 1944.
561 Budde, Walther FhjFw48/ZG-1 (10/43), 5/ZG-26 (4/44), 6/JG-6 (8/44)Bf 110 in ZG-1, Me 410Bk-5(5/44), Me 410A-1 Wk# 710332 "3U + CN" (20%), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171495 ""Black 5" (dam 8/26/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960241 "Black 16" (15% dam)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd, a B-17 into the Ostsee, NE of Rügen, on 11 April, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 over south Thüringen on 12 May, 1944, now a Fw. A 4th, a B-24 at Rügen on 20 June, 1944. On this date (6/20), he and R/O-Gunner Uffz Robert Reinmuth were forced to make an emergency landing in Wk# 710332 at Prenzlau after taking B-24 return fire. Both were injured. Severely wounded a 2nd time, a head wound, during aerial combat on 26 August, 1944 in Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171495 "Black 5" by Herpy-Rethel, AC disposition unknown. Injured a 3rd time on 29 January, 1945 in A-8 Werk # 960241 "Black 16", overturning during a landing at the Sorau airfield.
562 Budden, WalterOblt9/25/1912Nüremberg1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0746 "A6 + HH "(lost 8/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1941 during an operational flight, when he struck the Lokki Mountain near the village of Norddeble (Norddiple), on the Faroe Island of Bordoy due to poor weather. The AC, together with the remains of the crew, were spread over a large area. The human remains are buried at Grove Denmark. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Bodo Möller, Observer; Uffz Herbert Schlichting, R/O and Fw Adolf Kühne, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & Air War over Denmark. Added: Budden & Kühne buried in a collective grave, Blk 2, Row 2, Gr 75; Möller & Schlichting in a collective grave, Blk 2, Row 2, Gr 76 (D,Drury).
563 Büddenhagen, HorstLt65/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8941 (lost 6/25/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 25 June, 1941 after striking the ground at Beresteczek. One known "damage" claim, a Hurricane at Dunkirk, 3 June, 1940. His first victory, a Hurricane at Dunkirk the same day. His 2nd, a Spitfire NW of Ashford on 16 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire E of Tunbridge Wells on 29 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane on 27 September, 1940, no location. His 1st Soviet victory, an I-17 S of Sposow on 23 June, 1941. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Buddenhagen.
564 Budenz, PaulUffz48/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7113 "Black 5" (lost 8/30/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1941 during aerial combat southeast of Dnjepropetrowsk.
565 Buder, ErnstUffz24/JG-51Bf 109E-3 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hurricane southeast of Dover on 13 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire N of Dover on 31 July, 1940. Added: He was taken prisoner on 16 August, 1940, bailing safely after a collision during combat. He is believed to have collided with a Spitfire of No. 266 Sq., piloted by S/L Rodney Wilkinson. The E-3 crashed at Hacklinge, near Deal, Kent (D.Drury).
566 Buder, HeinzLt4/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2386 "T6 + EM" (lost 7/12/42), Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2283 "T6 + KM" (lost 8/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4942; crashed following a flak hit. His Wk# 2386 reported lost 12 July, 1942 near Millerowo, cause unknow, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
567 Budisele, HeinzOfw5(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430232 (90% dam 8/23/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Pilot and crew injured making an emergency landing at Grigerowo 23 August, 1943 due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List).
568 Budke, WilhelmFw15FlgFr 8(Jabo)/JG-53 (10/40), 2/JG-53 (4/42 S.U.)Bf 109E-4/B in 8 Stf, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9555 "Black 4" (lost 7/1/41), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13680 (lost 9/7/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13622 "White 4" (lost 9/19/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 September, 1942 in "White 4" during aerial combat with an Il-2 over Stalingrad. He bailed safely, however, died of wounds (DOW) 11 November, 1942. MIA briefly and uninjured on 1 July, 1941 after aerial combat behind enemy lines (Prien). Uninjured 7 September, 1942 in Wk# 13680 when he was shot down over Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 49271. His second victory was a Spitfire over Malta on 22 April, 1942. One known Soviet victory, an Il-2 NW of Kalatsch on 1 August, 1942. His 4th, a LaGG-3 on 8 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 12 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 17 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 19 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 20 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 7 September, 1942. A Yak-1 near Stalingrad on 16 September, 1942. A 13th, 14th & 15th, Two Il-2s and a Yak-1 on 18 September, 1942.
569 Bufe, KurtUffz6/StG-2Ju 87R-1 (lost 8/13/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 August, 1940 when his ac crashed into the sea near Guernsey, Channel Islands, after his engine caught fire, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Gefr Emil Pappert was killed and buried in the German War Cemetery, Orglandes/Manche France, Blk 25, Row 4, Gr 141 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Büfe.
570 Bugaj, KarlLt611/JG-1, 2/JG-1Bf 109F, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 663 "Black 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 12 April, 1943 in "Black 8"; crashed during a non-operational flight at Achmer. No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a Mosquito into the North Sea, near Tilburg, on 28 July, 1942, the 1st Mosquito for 11/JG-1. His 2nd, a Mosquito north of Langeoog on 1 August, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 28 August, 1942. His 4th, a Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. near Gendringen Holland, 35 km east of Nijmegen, on 31 October, 1942. His 5th, a a P-51 40 km northwest of Ostende on 22 January, 1943. His 6th, a Spitfire on 26 January, 1943. Magnus.
571 Buge,Uffz12/KG-51Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 at Bekietovkaya on 20 August, 1942.
572 Bühker, WalterFw5/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5482 "S2 + MN" (lost 8/3/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 3 August, 1941, cause unknown, location not reported. His unnamed R/O was KIA. Ju 87 Loss List
573 Buhl, Adolf JohannOblt2/13/1914Nenzingen92.J/88 Legion Condor, 1(J)/LG-2 (5/40), Stfkpt in 1(J)/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 Werk # 0702 "White 9 + x" (7/40 St Ingelvert), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2062 (lost 9/27/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 September, 1940 over the English Channel. One victory in Spain, an I-16. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Le Cateau, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Hurricanes; one at Etaples, the other at Lens/Arras, 21 June, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire near Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire near London on 31 August, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire on 2 September, 1940, no location. His 7th, a Spitfire in the London/Ashford area on 6 September, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire near Maidstone on 7 September, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire at Dover on 23 September, 1940. Magnus.
574 Bühligen, Kurt 'Bu-mann'Obstlt12/13/1917Granschütz, Thüringen112 Stfkpt 4/JG-2, Kdr II/JG-2 (6 March, 1944 Creil), Kdr JG-2 (4/44-5/45) Bf 109E Werk# 19891 "White 9" (Channel), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19801 "White 4 + -" (7/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk # 681 "Wh 1" & White 11" in 4/JG-2, Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160029 "Black <<" (4/44 Creil)
RK(9/4/41)
EL(3/2/44)
S(8/14/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/2/43)
EP(7/24/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pend
Remained with JG-2 for the entire war, eventually becoming the last commander of JG-2 "Richthofen". His first victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 4 September, 1940, an Uffz at the time. His 2nd, a Hurricane over England on 11 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 26 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire N of Portland on 30 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane S of Bournemouth on 1 October, 1940. Nos.6 & 7, both Hurricanes S of Portland on 7 October, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire on 16 August, 1941, no location. Two known Normandy victories, both P-47s at Caen/Carpiquet on 7 June, 1944. His 100th victim was a P-47 Thunderbolt. Russian POW until 1950. 700+ combat missions. All victories in the West. 24 bombers. Shot down three times. Survived the war, deceased 11 August, 1985. Photo.

(Some spellings as Bühlingen)

575 Bulach, AlfonsOfw4.K/88 (6/38), 4/KG-3Do 17Z-2 Werk # 3264 "5K + KM" (lost 8/31/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 31 August, 1940: wounded after being attacked by Hurricanes, he made a force landing at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex. The Hurricanes were piloted by S/L Alex Hess (Cz) of No.310 Sq. and F/O William Clyde of No. 601 Sq.. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinz Gahrtz, Obs (POW); Uffz Ernst August Bock, R/O (POW & DOW 3 Sept., 1940, bur CC, Blk 1, Row 6, Gr 190); and Gefr Ernst Neumann, Flt Engr, POW (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
576 Büller, WilhelmFwI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0122084 (lost 8/28/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 28 August, 1942 near Rouen/Boos airfield following engine fire. Alternate spelling: Buller.
577 Bulling, RolfUffz6/19/19208/JG-54 (8/44 France), I/EJG-1 (2/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 680845 "Black 8" (lost 8/8/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350198 (lost 2/11/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 11 February, 1945 at Flensburg, no further detail. He lost "Black 8" on 8 August, 1944 over Alencon, when he was wounded during combat.
578 Bülow, Hokan v.Oblt5/1/191569/JG-54 (8/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12923 "Yel ?", Bf 109F-4 Werk# 13165 "Yellow 9" (lost 5/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 13 May, 1942 in Werk# 13165 near Olomno. On 9 March, 1942, his AC Werk# 12923 sustained 25% damage as reported at the Szoltzy airfield S.U.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 1 August, 1941. A 2nd, an I-153 on 20 August, 1941. A 3rd, an I-16 on 9 September, 1941. A 4th, an I-26 on 29 October, 1941. A 5th, an R-5 on 31 March, 1942.
579 Bülowius, AlfredObstlt1/14/1892Königsberg, OstpreussenKdr Stab/LG-1 (8/40 Orleans-Bricy), JG-26 (Butler Pilot List), Kdr Luftkdo-Dresden (5/45)Ju 88A-1, Ju 88A-5 Trop "L1 + AA" in LG-1
RK(7/4/40)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
French POW 18 June, 1940; known to have crashed a Ju 88 of 9/LG-1 at Pleneuf France after being hit by flak. His Observer this date was Oblt Schaumann was seriously wounded. Channel pilot. His unit attacked "Red" Tobins airfield at Middle Wallop, 14 August, 1940. In July 1944, he was named Commanding General II Jagdkorps. Deceased 9 August, 1968, Detmold. Alternate spelling: Buelowius.
580 Bündgens, F.Uffz5/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5585 (lost 8/15/43)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 18 August, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Alternate spelling: Buendgens.
581 Bundschuh, FridolinOfhr192413/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170639 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 August, 1944 southwest of Lomscha.
582 Bungert, UdoFw3/JG-52 (S.U.) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15571 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/17/43) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 17 August, 1943 after aerial combat with a Yak-5 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 70764. Added: An interesting YouTube video, entitled "Evacuation of Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 with Pilot" showing the recovery in Russian countryside (Steven Wiezbicki 3/2021).
583 Bunje, HelmutLt5/11/1921Hamburg12SG-38, JG-101, 4/NJG-6 (3/44), II/JG-26 (11/44), 4/NJG-6 (45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6, Fw 190D-9 in JG-26EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He flew the Lead Pathfinder AC, the Ju 88G-6 (Wk# unk) on the 1 January, 1945 raid on Brussels-Evere Allied airfield and made an emergency landing at Nordhorn after being hit by flak on outward route. One known victory, a "4 mot" 30 km SW of Echterdingen on 15 March, 1944. A Wellington SW of Rome on 4 June, 1944. A Halifax SW of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. A "4 mot" 20 km SSW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. A Lancaster 15 km N of Heilbronn on 4 December, 1944. Victories 7,8 & 9 were Lancasters on 23 February, 1945, two near Tubingen and one SW of Freudenstadt, all within minutes. Deceased 8 July, 2000.
584 Buntrock,ObltNAGr-4Fi 156, Fw 189A, Bf 109GObserver Operational ClaspInvolved in a crash with Uffz Günther Schenke on 5 August, 1943, cause unknown. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
585 Bunzek, JohannesLt5/22/1922Gross Strehlitz, Oberschlesien757/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 620644 (?) "White 2" (lost 12/11/43)
RK(4/6/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)
EP(11/8/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 December, 1943 after colliding with a Russian La-5 fighter and exploding over the Nikopol bridgehead. All victories in the East. An additional 30 victories were unconfirmed. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG on 28 May, 1943. Two LaGGs on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2(m.H.) on 6 July, 1943. A LaGG on 12 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG on 3 August, 1943. Two LaGG-s on 7 August, 1943. A LaGG on 12 August, 1943. A LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Three LaGGs on 19 August, 1943. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 21 August, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. Three P-39s on 27 August, 1943. Two LaGGs on 28 August, 1943. A Boston and a LaGG on 5 September, 1943. Two Boston IIIs on 14 September, 1943. Three Il-2s on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGG-s and an Il-2 on 3 October, 1943. A LaGG on 30 November, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 75 victories. NOTE: Wk # 620644 generall belongs to a Ju 88G-6.
586 Burckhardt, Lutz WilhelmHptm11/5/1919Bremen69 Erg Stf/JG-77 (8/41), 4& 6/JG-77(4/42), Stfkpt 4 & 3/JG-77(1/43), Kdr I/JG-77(8/43), Stfkpt 7/JG-1(3/44), II/JG-7(2/45) Bf 109E Werk # 6167 (Dam crash land 8/25/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7602 "Black <1 + -" (65% dam 4/29/42; Tech prob crash, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13017 "Black <1 + -" (30% dam 6/1/42; flak near Sevastopol), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13172 ""Yellow 3 + -" (dam 7/14/42 one wheel landing aft combat) in JG-77, Bf 109G-6/ASy in"White 1" in JG-1, Me 262A
RK(10/15/42)
EP(10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
245 missions. 53 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata and a MiG-1, his 7th & 8th victories overall, on 8 June, 1942. His 10th, an I-180 on 5 July, 1942. Victories 16 thru 21 scored in the S.U. on 12 July, 1942. Two Il-2s on 23 July, 1942. An Il-2 and a MiG-1 on 31 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942. A Pe-2 and two LaGG-3s on 18 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 3 September, 1942. A P-39 on 14 September, 1942. A triple, two LaGG-3s and a P-2 on 15 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 20 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. His 54th victory, a Spitfire 2 km SSE of Buerat on 7 January, 1943. His 58th victory, a P-47 SW of Verviers on 2 March, 1944. His 60th, a P-47 on 9 April, 1944, no location. His 65th, a P-47 on 7 May, 1944, no location. His 67th victory, a P-38 on 22 May, 1944, no location. His 68th, a P-47 in the Tutow-Anklam area on 29 May, 1944. His 69th, a P-51, tentatively identified as Ser.# 43-7153 "Rauk-et", of 352FG/486FS, piloted by 2/Lt Lincoln D.Bundy, over the Normandy Front on 10 June, 1944. The P-51 crashed near La Barre, Crulai, Fr.. At wars end, he was serving in III/EJG-2. Bowers/Lednicer, 58 victories. Deceased 2 January, 1993. Alternate spelling: Burkhardt.
587 Burda, JohannesFw72 & 3/JG-3 (8/42 S.U.), 10/JG-3 (3/44)Bf 109F in 42, Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140031 (lost 3/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 3 October, 1944 during a Test flight near Clenze, where he was identified; burial site unknown (Source: Lothar Wiegels). His first victory, a Soviet MiG-1 on 1 August, 1942. His 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 9 August, 1942. A 4th Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 29 September, 1942. His 5th, a Pe-2 on 7 October, 1942. His 7th victory, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. Magnus.
588 Bürel, JosefUffzI/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 0297 (30% dam 8/24/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 24 August, 1942 making an emergency landing at Tricqueville airfield due to engine failure.
589 Burger, EmilUffz5/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 5125 "V4 + MV" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 30 August, 1940 after being attacked by fighters both to and from the target. Eventually the ac was forced down into the sea off Folkestone, Kent. The crew were all rescued by a small craft and taken prisoner. Remaining crew (POW): Gefr Heinz Hildebrand (or Hildebrandt), Obs; Gefr Walter Feierabend, R/O; Gefr Herbert Roggemann, Flt Engr and Gefr Willi Klappholz, Gnr (D.Drury).
590 Bürger, HorstUffz122/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530340 "Black?" (lost 8/1/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 August, 1943, Map Quadrant 54563. His 1st known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 January, 1943. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 22 January, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 15 February, 1943. Nos 4 & 5, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 19 February, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, all three Il-2s on 5 July, 1943. A 9th, an Il-2 on 9 July, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 10 July, 1943. Nos. 11 & 12, an LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943.
591 Burgerdat,Oblt12/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L.Bf 109 or Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 31 August, 1942.
592 Burk, AlfredOblt4/6/191328JG-2, JG-52, 11/JG-27 (8/43 Kalamaki Gr.), Acting Kdr IV/JG-27 (10/43 Balkans)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140056 (lost 10/31/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44 Post.)
EP(4/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 October, 1943 during aerial combat, no location reported. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Amiens on 26 May, 1940. His 5th victory was a B-24 downed during the Ploesti raid on 1 August, 1943. His 26th victory, a Beaufighter 60 km off Insel Skarpanto Greece, 7 October, 1943. A B-17 Werk # 42-30446 of 348BS/99BG, piloted by Lt.Gilmore, west of Megara Tunisia on 10 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories.
593 Burk, W.Lt8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940; sd by a Blenheim of No. 219 Sq. near Middlesbrough during an attack on Dishford; they crashed at sea, 500m from the NE coast of England. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Puschtein, Uffz Klug, Uffz Hofmann and Uffz Lotz (Stankey & DeZeng).
594 Burkel, Hans JoachimUffz58/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 E of Klagenfurt on 19 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 40 km NE of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944. A 3rd, a P-47 at Connantre on 27 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-51 15 km W of Orne Mündung on 2 July, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 SW of Rambouillet on 16 August, 1944.
595 Burkert, Erich M.Oblt8/30/1909Bismarkhutte, Oberfranken, Germany8Jagerschule (J.Fl.Sch.or JFS) 5, JG-54, 7/JG-26 (6/19/42), 9/JG-26 (Dinant Be 1/44)Fw 190A-3 in 7 Staffel (Gatschina, Russia), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410675 "Blue 6" (lost 1/21/44)EK 1(9/11/43) & 2(3/25/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver(4/5/43)
71 combat missions. Served in Russia 6/43 where he is thought to have six additional victories. His 1st western victory, a "4 mot" victory, a B-17 42-30274 of 95BG, 335BS at Kasterlee, near Eindhoven, Holland on 17 August, 1943, in 7 Staffel. Note: Co DeSwart puts the location at Mol-Dessel Belgium. His 2nd "4 mot" victory, while in 9 Staffel, a B-17F # 42-3439 of 96BG, 413BS on 20 October, 1943, 3 km southest of Utrecht. It was flown by 2/Lt Charles F. Geyer and crashed in the village of De Bilt. Navigator 2/Lt Wm.J.Doherty and TG S/Sgt Frank Killarney evaded capture, after bailing from their crippled AC, with the help of Dutchman Richard van Nunen, at the risk of his own life, by German soldiers already out looking for the two Americans. In 9 Staffel, he was KIA 21 January, 1944 near Chivres-en-Lannois France, NE of Laon, in his G-6 in aerial combat with a P-47 of the 353rd FG, flown by Ace, Walter C. Beckham. Letter and photo from Co DeSwart on file re: Burkert. Buried in Lille-Harboudin, S. Fr., Rw 17, Gr 716. Reinterred Bourdon German Military Cemetery early 1960's
Courtesy Co de Swart
596 Burkert, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3468 "4D + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 during an operational flight by Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Molkenthien, Observer; Gefr Arnold Bissinger, R/O and Uffz Karl Franz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
597 Bürmeister, ErichUffz1 I/JG-26 (joins 6/44), 4/JG-26 (8/44), JG-51 (45) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680844 "Blue 10" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 August, 1944 after being shot down by a P-51 of 363FG NE of Le Mans. He finally made his way back to Rambouillet. His one victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. N of Kleve (at Emmerich) on 27 September, 1944. He was wounded in the same engagement and bailed successfully. He was shot down a 2nd time, also with minor wounds, but branded as a coward, and sent to a ferry unit. However, he soon worked his way back to a front line unit, with the help of the ferry unit commander, JG-51.
598 Burschberg, RudolfUffz11/JG-53 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13486 "White 1" (lost 8/9/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 August, 1942 after aerial combat with a MiG-1 in the Kalatsch area (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NW of Kalatsch on 4 August, 1942.
599 Bürschgens, Josef "Jupp"Hptm1/31/191710 2/JG-26 (9/39), 7/JG-26 (Channel) Bf 109E-3 "Red 5" (9/39), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5396 (8/40, showing 8 victories), Bf 109E-1 Werk # 4495 (or 1195?) "Wh 7 + I" (lost 8/11/40), Bf 109E-1 Wk# 3892 "White 11 + I" (lost 9/1/40) EP


EK 1 & 2(9/39)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Scored the first victory for JG-26 in "Red 5" on 28 September, 1939, a French Curtiss Hawk-75A fighter near Tünsdorf/Mettlach while on an escort mission for an Hs 126 on a spotting mission. On this same date, he became the first JG-26 casualty, suffering two bullet wounds, requiring 8 months to recuperate. His 1st, a Hawk 75 on 9/28/39 at Tünsdorf/Mettlach. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Mantes on 9 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dover on 25 July, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dover on 14 August, 1940. His 5th & 6th, both Spitfires E of Dover on 15 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, both Hurricane NNW of Dover on 18 August, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane at Littlestone on 25 August, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire at Croydon on 1 September, 1940. Shot down with wounds 11 August, 1940 in his "White 7" by a Spitfire, making an emergency landing in the Calais/Caffiers area. POW 1 September, 1940, after downing his 10th, shot down by the German Bf 110 fighter he had just rescued from his 10th victiim! He crashed his "White 11" AC at Newbridge, near Rye, Sussex, England, suffering head and back injuries. Spent the remainder of the war in a Canadian POW Camp. Released in 1946. Deceased 1 July, 1999.
600 Büs, Wilhelm HptmStfkpt 5/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7090 "3Z + AN" (lost 8/29/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 29 August, 1940; crashed at Homisgrinde (or Hornisgrinde) after colliding with another A-1 Wk# 4131, piloted by Fw Heinz Weinkauf (KIFA w/3 crew) during a non-combat flight (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIFA): Ofw Rudolf Baumbach (2/17/1911, buried Rastatt-Alter); Fw Fritz Moser and Fw Josef Wörz (1/15/1914, buried Rastatt-Alter) Lost Aircraft Report.

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