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601 Franke, RudolfFwI/NAGr-5Fw 189A-2 "U2 + RB" (interned in Sweden)Observer Operational ClaspOriginating out of Latvia, this AC was the second of two Fw 189s belonging to I/NAGr-5 to defect on 8 May, 1945, landing at Bulltofta Sweden. This AC had four passengers; Fw Karl Grabner, Uffz Harmann Vicktor, Ogefr Hans Merchel and Ogefr Werner Heuschkel. These passengers may have been pilots also. Note: the pilot was note identified by the author; the selection of Franke is mine. The second Fw 189 was piloted by Ofw Gerhard Frenzel who had been a fighter pilot in JG-54. Source: B.Widfeldt
602 Franz, JosefLtI/KG-30 (Banak)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0881718 "4D + ??" (lost 5//26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 26 May, 1943; crashed and burned at Muddusjärvi during an operation northwest of Inari, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Kraft, Observer (KIA); Uffz Hans Peck, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Friedrich Czech, Gunner (WIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Franz & Kraft buried at Botn Rognan (Flyvrak Norway).
603 Frassek, GeorgUffz2/8/191815(Z)/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360078 "F8 + NZ" (lost 7/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew 12 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Helmut Heinze (or Hinze), Obs & Ogefr Heinz Dock, R/O. The crew were picked up at sea, off Cape Finisterre after being sd by a Whitley BD681 of 10 OTU, piloted by Sgt Rudman (R.Randall). Added: The crew of the Whitley were all KIA after being attacked by another Ju 88 piloted by Oblt Hans Schuster of 15/KG-40, and went into the sea off Cape Finisterre (D.Drury).
604 Fredebeul, Franz FriedrichHptm (Post)11/1/1912Suttrop6/KG-54Ju 88A-1 Werk # unk (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 13 August, 1940; his ac was attacked by fighters while raiding the RAF Farnborough airfield. The pilot managed to return the ac back to the French coast, but it crashed into the sea. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johann Mandlmeier, Obs (WIA & DOW 8/13/40); Uffz Matthias Trampert, R/O (WIA) and Gefr Hans Berger, Gnr (KIA). Pilot buried in the German War Cem. at Bourdon (Fr), Blk 32, Row 4, Gr 159. Berger bur same cem, Blk 30, Row 12, Gr 449. Mandlmeier bur in the German War cem at Champigny-St Andre (Fr), Blk 9, Row 28, Gr 1936 (D.Drury).
605 Freiberg, RudolfOfw7/KG-100Do 217 Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned in Spain 15 August, 1944 after failing to return from a mission against shipping off St Raphael France. The ac was lost at sea due to AA fire from one of the vessels. The crew members were rescued by Spanish fishermen. Remaining crew: Fhr Oskar Grüner, Obs; Uffz Ernst Herbert Huber, R/O; Uffz Helmut Ende, Gnr and Ogefr Hans Wassermann, Flt Engr, the only crew member reported repatriated (D.Drury).
606 Freitag, HansUffz7/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413581 "White 10" (lost 7/31/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash during an emergency landing in the Tergnier area on 31 July, 1944 due to engine damage. DOW 12 September, 1944.
607 Freiwald, HansLt1/2/1917Villa Mercedes, Argentina2(H)/Aufkl.Gr.-10 (Taunenberg 9/41)Hs 126B-1 Werk # Unk (lost 9/18/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 September, 1941; sd during aerial combat 3km east of Borispol, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. Buried in the War Cemetery at Kiev, Ukraine (Graves Registration Card/Julio Mutti)
608 Frenzel, GerhardOfwJG-54Fw 190A, Fw 189A-2 "U2 + ZB" (interned in Sweden)Fighter Operational ClaspOn 14 May, 1944, flying a captured Soviet DB-2, he mistakenly shot down a Swedish Observation plane S of Libau. On 8 May, 1945, he flew to Bulltofta Sweden in an Fw 189 of I/NAGr-5 and was interned at Backamo and then delivered to the Soviets. He remained a POW until his release in 1949, and lived in Plauen Germany. Three others were on this flight to Sweden; Ofw Heinrich Meirhöfer, Fw Wilhelm Möllenbrück and Uffz Hans Caesar. Jager Blatt 2/2001.
609 Frese, Hans FriedrichLt431/JG-3, 4/JG-3 (12/43 Reich Def)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26023 "White 4" (12/1/43; WIA enemy fire Holonge)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(12/1/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 March, 1944; aerial combat (DK-G Awards List). His first known victory, a Soviet I-61 on 26 May, 1942. A 2nd, a MiG-1 on 2 July, 1942. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 10 July, 1942. A 4th & 5th, two LaGG-3s on 23 July, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 6 August, 1942. An 8th, a P-2 on 23 August, 1942. A 9th, an La-5 on 19 December, 1942. A 10th, an Il-2 on 27 December, 1942. Two DB-3s on 15 January, 1943. His 15th, a P-40 on 16 April, 1943. A 16th, a LaGG-5 on 2 June, 1943. An 18th, a LaGG-5 on 15 June, 1943. A 19th, a Yak-1 on 16 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 4 July, 1943. Nos. 21 to 24, an Il-2 and three Pe-2s on 5 July, 1943. A 26th, a Boston on 7 July, 1943. A 27th, an Il-2(m.H.) on 8 July, 1943. A 29th, a Yak-1 on 14 July, 1943. A 30th, a Yak-1 on 15 July, 1943. Nos. 31 & 32, a Yak-1 and a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1943. A 33rd, a LaGG-3 on 19 July, 1943. Nos. 34 & 35, both Pe-2s on 21 July, 1943. Nos. 36 & 37, LaGG-3s on 22 July, 1943. A 38th, an Il-2 on 24 July, 1943. Nos. 39, 40 & 41, two Yak-1s and an Il-2 on 31 July, 1943. His last two known victories, a Beaufighter into the sea off Den Helder on 16 September, 1943 and a Spitfire on 3 October, 1943. Frost Report credits him with 44 victories.
610 Freudenberg, HansUffz9/JG-300Bf 109G-14 Werk # 783927 "Blue 17" (lost 11/27/44 at Altenau/Harz)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters at Altenau. Source: JG-300 Loss List
611 Freund, PaulUffz8/19/1922Wettringen8/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714666 "3C + IS" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 31 December, 1944 at a workshop (Werkstattflug) on the outskirts south of Paderborn. His ERK # 215710/34. Remaining crew(KIC): Gefr Ernst Walter, R/O, ERK # 215710/44, born 8/17/24 in Darmstadt; Ogefr Hans Niemeyer, Gunner, ERK # 215710/39, born 10/12/24 in Wattenscheid. Walter and Niemeyer were buried in the Paderborner-Westfriedhof. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
612 Freysoldt, Hans GeorgLt6/30/1918II/LG-1Ju 88A-5 Werk # Unk "L1 + EW" (lost 5/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 27 May, 1941 after their ac was sd by fighters over the sea, south of Crete. They were probably the victim of RAF No.274 Sq. and/or a Blenheim of RAF No. 45 Sq. (D.Drury).
613 Freytag, HansUffz7/JG-53 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 7250 "White 11 + I" (lost 10/20/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA seriously 20 October, 1942 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 145 Sq., 3km Se of Quotaifiya, near Daba. Despite his wounds, he was able to bail successfully.
614 Frick, AlfredFw11/20/1918Hepach1/TGr-30He 111H-20 Werk # 701492 "S3 + CH" (lost 1/20/45)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 20 January, 1945 when his ac possibly developed an engine malfunction and crashed at Aujac, Charente-Maritime, France. Remaining crew (all KIC, all buried Berneuil, Blk 2, Row 12): Uffz Josef Fritz, Obs, Gr 430; Uffz Walter Kemnitz, R/O, Gr 433; Uffz Horst Conradi, Flt Engr, Gr 429 and Ogefr Waldemar Koch, Gnr, Gr 432. Two Army officer passengers, were also killed, Oblt Herbert Steinbeiss, bur Gr 431 and Obstlt Josef Wiesheu, bur Gr 427. Pilot Fw Frick buried Gr 428. The two passengers were delivering ayroll and papers belonging to Admiral Hans Michahelles (D.Drury).p
615 Fried, HansObltIII/KG-26 (KSG-2) (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4276 "VH + GC" (lost 11/8/42Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew near Algiers 8 November, 1942, probably due to flak, one other crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
616 Fried, Hans JoachimOblt8/25/19192/Kü.Fl.Gr-906 (5/41), Stab III/KG-26 (11/42)Bv 138C-1 Werk # 0310023 "BL + BK" (lost 5/15/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144276 "VS + HG" (lost 11/8/42) Wound Badge
Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Hornum seaplane base, Nordfriesland Germany on 15 May, 1941, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Johann Wirringa, R/O (Inj); Ofw Georg Klare, 1st Flt Engr (inj); Uffz Friedrich Braun, 2nd Flt Engr (inj) and Ogefr Helmut Hahn, Gnr (KIC). Hahn buried at Westerland, on the Island of Sylt, Blk II, Row II, Gr 40 (D.Drury). Added: POW 8 November, 1942; sd in his Ju 88A-4 at sea by naval gunfire during an evening torpedo attack north of Algiers. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Horst Renk, Obs (POW); Ogefr Heinrich Teckentrupp, R/O (POW) and Uffz Willi Moll, Flt Engr (evaded capture) (D.Drury & Career Summaries).
617 Friedrich, ErnstLt6/KG-54 (Channel) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5840 "B3 + SP" (lost 8/13/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 13 August, 1942; crashed after taking evasive action from a Havoc of No. 85 Sq. (Sullivan & Skeel). He crashed on the Redward Farm, Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Werner Bohlmann, Obs; Lt Hans Rathmann, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Schermer, Gnr. This took place during an attack on London. The ac & crew were recovered in 1992 (Graham Palmer 4/2020).
618 Friedrich, HansUffz3/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 0970 (lost 70% dam 6/28/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 28 June, 1941 in his E-7 by a Spitfire over Calais
619 Friedrich, HansLtFAGr.-5Ju 290A-3 Werk # 159 "9V + CK" (lost 11/20/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 20 November, 1943, cause and location not reported. His co-pilot, Lt Gottfried Sachse, and Observer, Lt Heinz Arnold, also MIA, and six remaining unnamed crew. (9 man crew; 1 KIA, 8 MIA. Obs Loss List. Added: The ac was sd by a Mosquito of No.157 Sq, piloted by W/Cdr J.A.Mackie, and crashed 40 miles off Cape Ortegal, Corunna, Spain. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Weber, R/O 1 (MIA); Fw Erwin Gerschwitz, Flt Engr (MIA); Uffz Adolf Martens, Gnr 1 (MIA); Ogefr Horst Bentke, Gnr 2 (MIA); Gefr Heinz Engellitner, Gnr 3 (MIA) and StbsFw Wilhelm Schief, R/O 2 (KIA, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 1, Gr 5 (D.Drury).
620 Friedrich, HansLt2/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88 A-4 Werk # 4247 "F1 + HK" (lost 9/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew near Purowo 25 September, 1942; crashed after being hit by an enemy fighter (Ju 88 Loss List).
621 Friesen, Hans Carl Freiherr vonJG-54 (Kurland)Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt article.
622 Frietag, HansUffz7/JG-1Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413381 "White 10" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 31 July, 1944 when he crashed on takeoff at Tergnier. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
623 Frisch, HelmutUffzIV/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3739 "1H + EV" (lost 10/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 October, 1942 when his ac was involved in a mid-air collision with another He 111 at Leba, Pomerania, piloted by Ofw Herbert Hasselbacher. Remaining crew: Oblt Gerhard Salecker, Obs (KIC, bur German War Cem., Hamburg-Ohlsdorf, no further detal); Oblt Georg Linge, Obs #2 (KIC, bur Berlin-Neuköln-Landeseigener Friedhof, Field D, Row 2, Gr 31); Gefr Hans Greve, R/O (KIC, no known grave) and Uffz Adolf Hager, Gnr (Missing). Uffz Fresch buried in a family grave in the War Cem. at Marianske Lazne/Marienbad, Cz Republic (D.Drury).
624 Fritsch, HansHptmStab/StG-3 (Med)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5890 (90% Dam 2/25/41)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in an emergency landing near Catania 25 February, 1941 while on a non-combat flight, no mention of crew injuries. Ju 87 Loss List
625 Fritz, HansLt123/JG-3 (12/43), 1/JG-3 (6/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 November, 1944; collided with his Group Kdr, Maj Horst Haase during aerial combat. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 on 1 December, 1943. At this time, he was an Uffz. His 2nd, a P-47 at Hasselt on 22 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 8 March, 1944, no location. His 4th, a P-51 at Kyritz on 18 April, 1944. His 5th, a P-38 30 km N of Siegen on 22 April, 1944. His 6th, a P-51 at Tribsees on 13 May, 1944. His 7th, a P-51 at Wittstock on 19 May, 1944. His 8th, a P-51 at Aschersleben on 28 May, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 at Tergnier on 25 June, 1944. His 10th, a P-39 at Bremen-Hamburg on 5 August, 1944. His 11th, a P-38 opposing the Magdeburg Raid on 5 August, 1944. His 12th, a P-51 over northern France on 22 August, 1944. Magnus.
626 Frodien, Hans JürgenLt5Stab II/JG-53 (12/41 Malta; 7/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7368 "Black <2 + -" (5% damaged 12/23/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7366 "Black <2 + -" (lost 7/10/42)Wound Badge(12/23/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 10 July, 1942 after aerial combat 4km SW of Rabat-Malta (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 23 December, 1941 during aerial combat with a Hurricane at La Valetta (Prien). His first known victory, a Spitfire on 7 July, 1942.
627 Froese, HansLt1(F)/Ob.d.LHe 111P "T5 + AH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspWhile headed for a reconnaissance mission along the Scottish Coast, he was attacked by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq.. He crashed into the sea 70 miles off the coast. Crew disposition not given. Wiki Luft data.
628 Fröhlich, HansFlugzeugführer KG-51 (5/45)Me 262A-2a "Black X" "K + XK"Bomber Operational ClaspHis last flight, 8 May, 1945 from Zatec, N of Prague to Fassberg where it was captured by the RAF and transported to Australia for testing.
629 Fröhlich, Hans JürgenFw5 2/JG-26 (7/41), 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (3/42 Katwijk) Bf 109E-1 Wk # 6264 (lost 10/40), Bf 109F-4 Wk # 7227 (50% dam 11/17/41), Bf 109F-4/R1 Wk # 7196 (lost 4/24/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 April, 1942 after hit by a Cape Griz Nes flak battery while attacking Folkstone, and his F-4 crashed into the Channel (near Katwijk?) on the return flight. His body washed ashore near Folkstone in July, 1942; buried Yssel TBB-3-30. WIA 9 October, 1940 by Blenheim return fire NW of Calais. He crashed Werk # 6264 on the beach at Sangate. WIFA 17 November, 1941; crashed on T/O at Chairmarais. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 23 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire northeast of Calais on 8 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 15 km northwest of Dunkirk on 18 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire by Gravelines on 27 July, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire north of Ostende on 12 February, 1942. A pre-war member of JG-26, referred to as a "wildly undisciplined pilot", he was transferred to Jabos. 65 combat missions and 10 Jabo raids. Alternate spelling: Frölich.
630 Fröhlich, HassoUffz11/JG-77 (Reich Def 7/44 to end)Bf 109F & G-14, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330200 "Yellow 16" (dam 12/23/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded in aerial combat on 23 December, 1944. Belly landed his wounded K-4 near Walsum, after a dogfight with P-47s of 373rd FG. Flugbuch. Could this be Hans Jürgen?
631 Fromberger, HansLtI/StG-1, I/SG-1Ju 87D-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
632 Fuchs, Helmut HansOblt10/14/1914Wasseralfingen4/NJG-1Do 217N-1 Werk # 1433 "G9 + HN" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 4 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 157, Sq., piloted by F/L James Benson & F/O Brandon Lewis. Fuchs buried at Lommel, 21/221. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
633 Fuhrmann, HansOfwI/TG-3Ju 52/3mg14e Werk # 641365 "4V + CH"Transport Operational ClaspMIA 24 February, 1945 while on a supply mission south of Schneidemühl. The remaiming crew: Ofw Erich Lau (may have been a co-pilot), Fw Heinz Otten, Uffz Heinz Wagner, Ofw Wilhelm Oeltze and five other men. Only two men were known to survive the crash, and were sent to a Russian POW Camp. The others are still considered MIA. Jager Blatt 2/2001. Note: The call sign "4V" is attributed to KGzbV-9 operating courier flights over Sweden.
634 Fuhrmann, HansUffz4(F)/122 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430203 "F6 + PM" (lost 4/23/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Heinz Simon and two other unnamed crew at Nowo Rossijsk 23 April, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
635 Funcke, HansLt198/JG-52Bf 109F & GEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 13 September, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 21 September, 1942. A 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 31 October, 1942. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 6 November, 1942. A P-39 on 19 April, 1943. An Il-2 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG on 28 July, 1943. A LaGG on 31 July, 1943. A LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. A LaGG on 24 August, 1943. A LaGG on 25 August, 1943.
636 Funder, HansLt34/NJG-6Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 9 km NW of Würzburg on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 SE of Dessau on 20 February, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 in the Neubuckow-Rostock area on 24 February, 1944.
637 Funke, HansUffz16/JG-77Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 22 September, 1942. This may very well be Adolf Funke, previous record, also in 6/JG-77. The victory timing does fit. The given name Hans may be in error.
638 Füntmann, HansGefr8/JG-27 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5397 "Black 4" (lost 7/27/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 July, 1941 during aerial combat 30 km SW of Bjeloj. Mombeek.
639 Furchner, HansObltWekusta 1/Ob.d.L., E Stelle RechlinJu 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
KIA 5/45. DK-G Awards List
640 Fuss, FranzOgefr1/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87 Werk # 5904 "L1 + HH" (lost 12/28/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 December, 1942; Shot down by flak at Kowda, Russia. His R/O, Lt hans Joachim Rutishauser, was also killed. Source: SIG Norway.
641 Fuss, HansLt9/19/1920 Altenhof bei Meseritz, Westpreussen 714/JG-3, Stfkpt 6/JG-3, Adj II/JG-3 (Russia)Bf 109F-4(6/42), Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13758 (lost 9/14/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in aerial combat with a Yak-1 on 14 September, 1942, when his G-2 fuel tank was hit, his AC somersaulted during the landing when he ran out of fuel. He was critically injured and lost one leg. Died of his wounds 10 November, 1942. All of his victories were in the East. His 1st & 2nd victories, an I-15 and a Rata W of Lemberg on 22 June, 1941. Another double Soviet victory, both I-61s on 23 May, 1942. A Soviet triple on 29 May, 1942; two MiG-1s and a Pe-2. Another Soviet double, an Il-2 and a MiG-3 on 13 June, 1942. Another Soviet triple on 30 June, 1942; a P-39, a Douglas and a Caribou. Six victories on 7 August, 1942; Il-2s NW of Plotovnikoye and E of Froloff, a LaGG-3 NE of Plotovnikoye, another LaGG-3 and two Mig-1s N of Plotovnikoye. 300+ combat missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 71 victories.
642 Fussinger, HansFwRammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspParticipated in the Ramm-Attack against American bombers on 7 April, 1945.
643 Gabert, HelmutUffz1/17/1925Wolta / Trautenau6/JG-2Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspReported killed at Eisighofen 22 March, 1945, buried Idstein, Block 13, Row 4, Grave 93. No further detail. He was re-buried 19 April, 1956 in Michelbach. Additional information provided by Hans Dieter Zemke.
644 Gabler, HansGefr6/JG-77Bf 109E-7 Werk# 1079Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 May, 1941; AA fire and combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 33 Squadron over Maleme Kreta. Mombeek MIA List.
645 Gabriel, Hans JoachimMajKdr II/KG-55 (3/41 & 11/42)He 111P in 41 & He 111H in 42Bomber Operational Clasp
646 Gaffke, Johann Hans.Uffz2/KG-6 (1/44 Chievres) Ju 188 Werk # 260325 "3E + PK" (lost 1/30/44) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA the night of 29/30 January, 1944 when his Ju 188 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast, cause unknown (DeSwart). Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Damaschke (KIC), Obs; Ogefr Günther Dietrich (MIA), R/O and Gefr Franz Berger (MIA), Gunner. Wings to Victory. Added: Uffz Damaschke washed up 27 March, 1944, eventually buried Yssel BB-11-255 (SGLO).
647 Gaismann, HeinrichUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413702 "Black 12" (lost 11/2/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464194 "Black 2" (lost 12/2/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Gross Gerau (JG-4 List). Injured in a mid-air collision at Lübbenau with another G-14, Wk# 461427, pilot by Ofhr Hans Schulz (injured) on 2 November, 1944. He bailed safely (JG-4 List).
648 Gall, Hans Jürgen vonLtWekusta 5, 1(F)/22, 2(F)/122 (N.Africa)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430175 "F6 + KK" (lost 12/28/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 28 December, 1942 during aerial combat with a P-38 at El Arba N.Africa, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Christian Schmeitzer, Observer (MIA), Uffz Mathias Klein, wireless operator (MIA) and Fw Peter Egner, mechanic (KIA). Gall lost a Ju 88D-1 in June 1942 and an He 111H-6 in Sept 1942 due to British firee, safe in both emergency landings at Banak aifield (Wekusta Loss List).
649 Galubinski, HansOfw287/JG-53 (10/39; 4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim)Bf 109E-3 (lost 6/40), Bf 109F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 January, 1944 during a bombing raid. Briefly a French POW on 6 June, 1940 after aerial combat with 12 Bloch 151s at Soissons, after downing two of them (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 south of Metz, 12 May, 1940. A "damaged" Morane at Sedan on 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A west of Laon, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Potez 63 north of Montdidier, 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hawk E of Paris on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75A south of Creil, 27 May, 1940. His 6th, a Morane 406 at Montidier on 3 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane at Poix on 5 June, 1940. His 8th & 9th, two Bloch 151s SE of Soissons on 6 June, 1940. An Unnamed Soviet victory on 31 July, 1941. Another Unnamed Soviet victory on 27 August, 1941. (Prien). Magnus.
650 Gareis, Horst "Hans"Lt1/JG-1 Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170737 "White 13" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 15 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Flers-Saint Pol (St Paul), Normandy. No known grave. Added: Providing cover over the Normandy coast this date, was the 339th FG which claimed four aerial victories, flying the P-51 (8th AAF War Diary). Additional: Two of the ac were Fw 190's; one credited to 1/Lt Victor W.Meyer (KIA 5 August, 1944, aerial combat); the second credited to Capt Valdee Wyatt (WIA/POW 18 October, 1944, sd by flak near Ghent Belgium), both of 503FS/339FG (339th FG Diary). Added: Lt Gareis was NOT KIA, but broke his leg after bailing from his stricken 190. According to an elderly witness, the downed pilot went to La Coupliere, to see the wreckage of his ac (Jean M.Gaubert 4/2020).
651 Garz, HansFw5/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4272 "L1 + EN" (lost 4/13/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 13 April, 1941; emergency landing at sea off Crete, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
652 Gastner, HansFw5/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5646 (lost 8/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1942 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 4947 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss list
653 Gauss, WalterOblt3/10/1911Pforzheim1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406He 115C Werk # 2740 "K6 + AH" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIA 6 September, 1941; failed to return from a mission by Nuvsfjord, no further detail. His Observer, Ofhr.z.See Hans von Schilling, also KIA. Source: SIG Norway.
654 Gebaner, HansFhrI/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 176111 (lost 2/27/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 February, 1945 during aerial combat near Störpke.
655 Gebauer, GerhardUffz1/3/19181/Ku.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0717 "S4 + HH" (lost 7/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 14 July, 1941 with unnamed crew after being hit by ships AA fire while attacking same off Montrose. The ac crashed at the Lauriston Railway Station. (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Lt.z.S. Eduard Erich Becker, Obs (geb 1/16/1920, bur CC, 4.F.5); Ogefr Fritz Otto Föse, R/O (but CC, 4.7.F) and Uffz Hans Steggemann, Gnr (bur CC, 4.F.6). Pilot Gebauer bur CC, 4.F.8 (D.Drury)
Cannock Chase
656 Gebers, HansUffz22/JG-53 (2/44 Italy), 8/JG-53Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162084 "Black 9" (dam 2/12/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured at Maniago on 12 February, 1944 when he overturned on landing after a training flight. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both P-47s, SW of Rimini Italy on 28 April, 1944.
657 Gebser, Hans JoachimFw5/1/1922122/JG-54 (10/42 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.), JG-11, Stab III/JG-1, 7/JG-1 (5/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F & G in JG-54, Fw 190A, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 440626 "White 5 + I" (lost 5/12/44 in JG-1)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 May, 1944; shot down by a P-51 at Schiffenberg opposing American bombers over oil industries in eastern Germany. Buried at Hameln, Grave 366f. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 24 July, 1943. A Pe-2 on 7 September, 1943. A 4th Soviet, a Pe-2 on 19 September, 1943. A 5th & 6th Soviet, a Yak-4 and an Il-2 on 26 February, 1944. A 7th Soviet, a Yak-4 at Bauchlandung on 6 March, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 on 1 December, 1943. Magnus.
658 Geburtig, Hans JoachimOblt6/23/1916 8/JG-26 (6/41 Channel), Stfkpt 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (7/42) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5521 (lost 6/21/41), Fw 190A-3/U3 Werk # 7003 ""Black 1 + bomb" (lost 7/30/42) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 July, 1942 after he was shot down by shipping return fire, ditching 2 miles SE of Littlehampton. WIA 21 June, 1941 in aerial combat in his F-2 by a Spitfire near Samer. Deceased 23 March, 1998.
659 Gehling, W.OfwWecusta 76 He 111H-4 Werk # 3205 "5Z + FA" (lost 6/24/41)Meteorological Operational ClaspPOW 24 June, 1941 after his ac made an emergency landing on the Sea of Azov due to an engine malfuncion. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Hans Euler, Obs (POW); Ofw Willi Butz, Desig Unk (MIA); Fw W.Lewandowski, Desig Unk (POW) and Gefr E.Schitteck, Desig Unk (POW). Only Ofw Butz is listed in the VDK as "Missing" and commemorated in the Ger War Cem at Rossoschka, near Volgograd, Russia, Cube 11, Plate 9. Reg Rat Euler was a published German physicist. Efforts were made to free him from Russian captivity, but his further fate has never been known (D.Drury).
660 Geier, Karlo Friedrich FranzFw5/KG-76Ju 88A Werk # unk (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; sd by RAF fighters. The ac broke up and crashed at Ide Hill, near Sevenoaks, Kent. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Albert Eichhorn, StabsFw Hans Johannes Vetter and Gefr Karl Skuthan. The four deceased are buried at CC, Blk 9, Row 8, Gr 47 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
661 Geismann, Johannes 'Hans'Hptm6/20/1920Hattingen Ruhr1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (2/42/Med), I/KG-77 (Med 12/42), IV/NJG-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1356 "7T " ?H" (lost 2/20/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141016 "3Z + DH" in I/KG-77

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured 20 February, 1942 in a crash 9km NW of Corigliano due to engine trouble (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (all injured): Ofw Horst Knies, Obs; Uffz August Seemann, R/O; Fw Adolf Spindler, Gnr and Ogefr Alfred Haustein, Chief Mech.. Succeeded in sinking 98,000BRT of enemy tonnage. Was transferred to Night Fighters in late 1944, but flew only low level attacks. Deceased 15 August, 1994, Aurich.
662 Geisse, HansObstltKdr KG-40 (7/40-9/40)Fw 200CBomber Operational Clasp
663 Gemar, RichardOfw12/22/19181/KG-26 He 111H-5 Werk # ? "1H + BH" (lost 5/4/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 4 May, 1941 after an attack on Bristol when he was sd by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Hugh Speke. The ac crashed at Binford Wood, Crowcombe Heathfield, Somerset. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Kopp, Obs (KIA); Uffz Herbert Muller, R/O (POW) and Uffz Wilhelm Ditz, Mech (KIA). The deceased buried CC, 7/230-232 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
664 Gendner, KarlOfw3/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0086 "F8 + IH" (lost 12/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 December, 1941 while flying as Co-pilot for Oblt Hans Joachim Hase. They were sd into the Atlantic by Grumann Martlets (Wildcats) of FAA 802 Sq., off the RN carrier, HMS Audacity. See Oblt Hans Joachim Hase for further detail (D.Drury).
665 Georgi, HansOfw9/20/19124/Fl.ü.G.-1 MitteFw 190A-6 Werk # 530342 (lost 11/24/43)Pilot BadgeKIC at Ludwigstadt 24 November, 1943 due to engine failure while on a delivery flight.
666 Gerhardt, HansUffzKG-?He 111, Do 17, or Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Information obtained on ebay; his EP was for sale. Not sure he was a pilot.
667 Gerich, HansUffz27/JG-302 (2/44 Oldenburg), 11/JG-300 (9/44) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk "Yellow ?" (2/44), Bf 109G-14/A (lost 9/18/44 in the Geldern area)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Steenwijk on 15 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Nieukerk on 18 September, 1944, the date he is known to have lost his G-14. Pilot disposition 9/18 unknown.
668 Gering, HansLt6/28/1920Bochum10/KG-200Fw 190F-8 Werk # 581770 "Black 7" (lost 4/6/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6 April, 1945; sd while attacking a target near Stolzenau, Lower Saxony. Now buried at Leese-Soldatenfriedhof, Grave 53 (D.Drury).
669 Gerisch, Hans JoachimUffz4/15/1919DresdenErg.St/StG-1Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5109 (lost 5/1/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 1 May, 1943 when he crashed at Varades Fr., cause unknown. Also killed, his R/O-Gnr, Gefr Erhard Togni (geb 6/16/1921 Freiburg). Both are buried in the Pornichet Cem, Blk 3, Row 13; Uffz Gerisch in Grave 388 and Gefr Togni in Grave 393 (absa3945).
670 Gerlach, Hans Heinz KarlLt12/5/1919Göttingen14/JG-2 (Channel) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12819 (lost 7/4/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 July, 1941 in aerial combat 25 km northwest of Arras, near Bethune. One known victory, a Spitfire on 23 June, 1941, no location. Added: Burial Ger War Cem at Bourdon, France, Blk 8, Row 8, Gr 278 (D.Drury).
671 Gerlach, Hans JoachimHptm9//26/1910Neukloster3 II/JG-26 (12/39), Acting Kdr II/JG-2 (3/40), Stfkpt 6/JG-27 (4/41) Bf 109E-7 Werk # Unk "Yellow 1 + -" (lost 4/14/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 14 April, 1941 when he was sd by a Hurricane of No.33 Sq., believed piloted by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle, after his Bf 109 was hit in the engine during a strafing run. His first victory, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 26 September, 1940. Two more known victories, two Blenheims on 13 April, 1941; one known, L8449 of No.211 Sq.(and probably both), piloted by P/O Alan C.Godfrey (bailed safely w/wounds).
672 Gerlach, Heinrich "Hans"Hptm12/18/1912Liegnitz Various Transport & Liason including Stab/Kdr.Gen.XI Fliegerkorps (9/43), Fsch.Jg.Regt.-4 (2/44) Fiesler Storch Fi 156C-3/Trop "SJ + LL" (Gran Sasso rescue) RK(9/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
DK-G (2/24/44), Transport Operational Clasp
Personal pilot for Gen. Kurt Student. Won the RK for carrying Mussolini out of captivity at Gran Sasso, 12 Sept., 1943. Deceased 20 October, 1993 in Helsa bei Kassel (LOCS & D.Drury).
673 Gerstenhauer, Hans HelmutLt5/28/1915Diepholz 4(H)/21 (7/39), 7(H)/21 (2/41), Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.H. (10/41), JFS-4 (2/42), Überführungskdo Jüterbog (7/42), Erprobungsstelle Rechlin (5/44) Numerous Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp Early in his career, he flew numerous reconnaissance and ferry missions before numerous "specialty" assignments. In August 1942, he transferred to Focke-Achgelis, obtaining his commission in September. He was injured 5 May, 1944, when his Fa 223 V-11 "Dragon" helicopter crash landed near Bösel, Germany. His work at FA, as engineer and pilot, consisted of helicopter development, and in March 1945, he had undertaken rescue work for a Bf 109 pilot. After the war he worked with the Allies, and on 6 September, 1945, was the first pilot to fly a helicopter across the English Channel in Fa 223 V-14. Deceased 23 October, 2014 (D.Drury).
674 Gesnich, HansFw7/KG-26 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144570 "1H + GR" (lost 9/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 9 September, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
675 Gessinger, Hans11/15/1921II/JG-52Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt, Deceased 7 November, 1995.
676 Gest, HansLtStffüh 2/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670396 (lost 10/5/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 5 October, 1943 by enemy return fire at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 0278.
677 Gibisch, JosefFwFührerkurierstaffel-Org TodtDo 24T-1 Werk # 0022 "KK + VA" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 13 June, 1943; shot down 700m from land southeast of Haugesund by a Mosquito II of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Knut Skavhaugen and Navigator Jan Erling Heide. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Wagner, Observer (KIA); Uffz Arthur Fritsch, R/O (WIA); Ofw Eduard Kröner, Mech (KIA); Uffz Günther Stadlinger, 2nd Mech (KIA) and Uffz Franz Lakits, Gunner (KIA). In addition, 10 passengers were also missing. This AC may have been transferred from 10.Seenotstaffel earlier. Source: SIG Norway.
678 Gienanth, Hans Eugen vonLt10NJG-101 (6/43),11/NJG-1 (9/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (11/44)Bf 110D-3 Werk # 3144 "DS + GP" (lost 6/22/43 bailed w/inj, eng fire), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5571 "G9 + GY" (lost 12/20/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash near Langen-Brombach due to engine failure on 20 December, 1943 in his G-4. His first known victory, a Lancaster at Deventer on 29 September, 1943. A 2nd & 3rd, both Halifaxs on 28 May, 1944, no locations, a Fhr at the time. A 4th, a "4 mot" bomber S of Le Culot on 12 August, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" in the Bochum-Dortmund area on 4 November, 1944. Alternate spelling: Gienauth (OKL victories Sept.43 and May 44) and "Geinanth" on Bowers/Lednicer Ace Pilot List.
679 Giese, HansUffz17/JG-27Bf 109F & G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Baltimore N of Cape Sparta Greece on 3 March, 1944.
680 Giesen, Johannes "Hans"Gefr1921Unk Glider UnitDFS 230B-1, Go 242Glider Pilot Badge (6/22/42), Transport Operational ClaspFlew 242 airborne operations and supply flights to encircled fortresses (Document Grouping found online,
681 Gilbert, HansLt3/23/1920Sobernheim bei Kreuznach7/KG-40 (Banak)Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0163 "F8 + ES" (lost 10/11/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC and missing at sea 11 October, 1944; the AC went down at Lavanger Fjord, south of Bardufoss during a delivery flight, cause not given. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofhr Gert Jochums, geb 12/22/1924, Co-pilot (bur Ger War Cem Narvik, Blk 8, Row IIA, Gr 20); Ofw Martin Hochmuth, geb 2/21/1916, R/O (missing); Fw Hubert Langguth, geb 6/28/1918, Wart (missing) and Fw Hans Prahl, geb 12/15/1916, Gnr (bur Ger War Cem Narvik, Blk 8, Row E1, Gr 15). Source: B.Bines & D.Drury. Added: The tail broke off of the heavily loaded ac over the fjord. In addition to the crew, there were 41 Lw Hilferinen passengers and 5 senior officers transfering from Finland to Vaernes (Flyvrak Norway).
682 Gilles, HansHptmII/KG-3, 7/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4011 "5K + CR" (lost 3/26/43), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0134 "5K + MR" (lost 3/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bataisk 20 March, 1943, cause unknown. His Wk# 4011 reported lost at Petrowskaja 26 March, 1943, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
683 Girbig, Hans JoachimFhr7/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682054 "Yellow 16" (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Köthen in "Yellow 16". Jager Blatt 5/1997 & 2/2001 & JG-4 List.
684 Gitt, HansOfw5/23/1917Neumünster3/KG-66 (Montdidier, Fr.) Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330167 "Z6 + GL" (lost 7/13/44) Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze KIA 13 July, 1944 when he was shot down by a Beaufighter Night Fighter near Basby, by Rouen. The remaining unnamed crew were able to bail safely. Source: B.Bines. Added: Their Ju 88 was shot down at Vieux-Manoir, Fr., 30km NE of Rouen. Remaining crew (bailed safely): Uffz Werner Nickel, Obs (geb 9/13/22, Königsberg) and Uffz Helmut Spörl, R/O (geb 1920, Nürnberg). This crew, of only three, flew 35 missions together. Uffz Nickel and Uffz Spörl remained friends after the war. Ofw Gitt buried in the Bourdon Military Cem. Source: Robert Nickel, son of Uffz Werner Nickel 7/2020.
685 Glänzinger, Johann "Hans"Lt3/21/1917Munich Stab II/KG-54 (Bretigny-sur-Orge) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 3381 "B3 + EC" (lost 5/3/41)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 May, 1941 during a bombing raid on Liverpool. Shot down during aerial combat with a Defiant of RAF No. 256 Sq., piloted by F/Lt Edward C. Deanesly. Their port engine quit and the ac was on fire. Glänzinger bailed but his chute failed to open. Uffz Gerhard Harmgart (R/O) bailed but his chute was not securely fastened and he also perished. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Helmut (Hans?) Richter, Flt Engr and Uffz Hans Stettwieser, Obs; both bailed safely. The ac crashed at Lostock Green, Cheshire. The two deceased are buried at CC/3/4 as follows: Lt Glänzinger in Gr 120 and Uffz Harmgart in Gr 121. Source: via D. Drury.
Cannock Chase
686 Gläser, Johann HansLt31/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (2/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 13351 (or 10351) (lost 9/28/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 28 September, 1942 over Krasnogwardeisk S.U. airfield. A notation on the M Klein Report reads: "Haube löst sich, verkl Ruder". Will translate later. "Engine cowling (or Canopy) came loose and struck the vertical Rudder"? His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 on 5 February, 1942. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 24 June, 1942.
687 Glasmacher, HansLtErg/JG-26, 2/JG-26 (2/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6219 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 June, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire near the Clairmarais airfield.
688 Glass, Hans JoachimLt83/JG-77 (5/42), 1/JG-77 (3/43)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 March, 1943; Reason unknown, Mediterranean. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his first known Soviet, a LaGG-3 on 16 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 June, 1942. His 6th, a Spitfire V over Malta on 19 July, 1942. His 7th, also a Spitfire V over Malta on 4 October, 1942. His 8th, another Spitfire V over Malta on 14 October, 1942.
689 Gleissner, Johann HansFw374/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19309 "White 4 + -" (lost 4/20/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 April, 1943 after being rammed by a P-40. One known Soviet victory, perhaps his first, an I-153 SW of Koschay on 9 May, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. An I-153 on 26 September, 1942. An R-5 on 28 September, 1942. A Boston III on 19 November, 1942. A Boston III and a LaGG-3 on 8 December, 1942. A P-40 on 13 December, 1942. A Yak-4 on 6 February, 1943. An Il-5 on 25 February, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 10 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 12 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a U-2 on 14 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 20 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 March, 1943. Two Yak-1s and an I-153 on 31 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 11 April, 1943. A P-39 on 16 April, 1943. A P-40 on 20 April, 1943.
690 Glessinger, Hans PaulFw15/JG-27 (11/41)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8446 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 November, 1941 during aerial combat with Hurricanes of RAF Nos. 229 & 238 in the Bir el Gobi area, SE of Bir-el-Rezegh. Mombeek. One known victory, his first, a P-40 at Bir Hacheim on 22 November, 1941.
691 Glocke, Franz WernerOfw4/14/1912Berlin III/KG-55 (5/40), Wekusta 2 (2/41) He 111P-2 Werk # 2856 "G1 +CS" (borrowed from 8/KG-55, dam 5/10/40), He 111H-5 Werk # 3806 "VE + CZ" (lost 2/8/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 8 February, 1941 at the Brest-Langedoc airfield, cause unknown. Buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 1/1/6. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: His 2/8/41 Remaining crew (KIC): Reg Rat Hans Jorg Giesecke (geb 2/11/1911 Tirchenreuth, bur 5/9/238) and Fw Heinz Goldenbow (geb 9/2/1915 Hildesheim, bur 1/1/16) (absa3945). He and his crew were captured, and later released, 10 May, 1940, after their ac was damaged by a MS406 fighter of GC I/2, piloted by Capt Pierre Rene Hyvernault. They were then forced down by Bloch 152 fighters of GC I/8, making a belly landing at Velaine-en-Haye military airfield. Remaining crew: Oblt Gustav Hecker, Pilot acting as Obs; Fw Robert Labandowsky, R/O; Uffz Hans Gentsch, Flt Engr and Gefr Fritz Günther, Gnr (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
692 Glomb, JosefFw3(F)/122 (Montdidier)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430006 "F6 + ML" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 25/26 April, 1943 after aerial combat with Spitfires of RAF No. 43 Sq., over the North Sea, off the Tyne. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Hans Müller, Ofw Günther Jäschke and Uffz Christain Hinsen. Wiki Luft data.
693 Gnad, HansFw9/KG-30 (N.Africa-Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140385 "FD + HT" (lost 12/30/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 30 December, 1942 by Schiaramonte, believed to have accidentally struck the ground near Schiaramonte. Remaining crew (all KIC): Oblt Kurt Kleinstoll, Observer, Uffz Alfred Other, wireless operator and Uffz Walter Zenger, gunner.
694 Godbersen, Karl HansHptm1E/Stab NJG-2, I/NJG-2, 10/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 1/NJG-100 (4/44), 5/NJG-1Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory (i.z.Arb.LN), a Soviet Pe-2 on the night odf 17-18 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet R-5 on the night of 6-7 April, 1944. Alternate spelling: Godbersein. Boiten 3 victories.
695 Godde, Heinrich Aloys Heinz Oblt1/31/1918HochlarI/KG-40 (on loan to 1(F)/120 Vaernes,for this fateful mission)Fw 200C-4/U3 Werk # 0131 "F8 + EK" (lost 10/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 October, 1942; shot down on a mission to Iceland by an American P-39 of 33FS. The Fw 200 was borrowed from I/KG-40. Remaining crew (all KIA, buried Fossvogur (Reykjavik) Iceland Cem, Blk G, Plot 1, Gr 1-36): Fw Mathias Franzen (or Frantzen), Co-pilot; Ofw Horst Kroos (or Kross), R/O; Uffz Manfred Unger, 2nd R/O; Uffz Alois Schwab, Gunner;Uffz Helmut Engelmann, Mech; all from I/KG-40. In addition, an Uffz Hans Todtenhofer (or Todtdenhöfer), Mech (KIA) was from 1(F)/120. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
696 Godert,Uffz1Stab/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, shared with Hans Todt, a B-24 S of Budapest on 13 April, 1944.
697 Goedsche, HansLt1/22/19184(F)/14Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2208 "5F + MM" (lost daye not reported)Observer Operational ClaspCannock Chase Graves Registration reports buried Blk 4, Gr 82; crashed at sea, 10 miles S of Bembridge, body washed ashore 11/22/40.
Cannock Chase
698 Goliath, WilliUffz9/10/1916Goldap, Ostpr.3/KG-55 Villacoublay, Fr.He 111P-2 Werk # 2146 "G1 + GL" (lost 9/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 September, 1940; Shot down by AA fire near Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire England. Crash location as: "Thorley Wash, near River Stort beside footbridge north of Spellbrook Lock". Buried Saffron Walden Cemetery, Essex, Compartment 41, Gr.5. Remaining crew: Fw Theodor Alpers (geb 4/2/14 Meerhof), Observer, KIA, Buried Saffron Walden Cem, Comp 41 Gr.3; Uffz Hans Pohl (geb 2/25/17 Berlin), Mech/Gunner, KIA, Buried Saffron Walden Cem, Comp 41 Gr.4; all three died in the crash. Uffz Walter Gerss, R/O, survived with severe injuries as POW. Source: Eian Nelson (UK).
699 Gölitz, HansOfw3(H)/12Bf 110E-3 & G-3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
700 Golubinski, HansFw9JG-53Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Battle of France pilot.

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Wer vor der Vergangenheit die Augen verschließt, wird blind für die Gegenwart. Richard von Weizsäcker

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