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701 Golz, GüntherUffz5/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # 2515 "B3 + FN" (interned in Sweden)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned in Sweden 21 April, 1940, when during an attack on shipping at Namsfjord, they strayed into Swedish airspace, and were fired upon by a Swedish naval vessel, the Nordenskjold, and a passing Swedish reconnaissance aircraft, an He 5, piloted by Lt Kurt Andersson of SAF, F2 Sq.. The He 111 made an emergency landing at Bremnäs Sweden, where the crew set the AC afire before the local guards arrived. The wreckage was returned to Germany by rail. Remaining crew: Ogefr Erhard Fischer, Obs; Ogefr Herbert Schrödr, R/O and Ogefr Hans Wolfs, Gnr, all interned in Sweden. Source: KG-54 Archiv, B.Widfeldt & D.Drury.
702 Gommel, HansFwStö.KGr.Lfl.4, NSGr unitAr 66, Go 145, Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
703 Gömmel, HansUffz10/JG-77 (1/45 Dortmund) Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (dam 1/1/45), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332540 "Red 6" (lost 3/17/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 17 March, 1945 after being hit by flak during a strafing operation near Gammau, in the Ratibor area, reported to have bailed (Bf 109 Loss List). A Bodenplatte pilot, he was known to belly land his unidentified K-4 along the Dutch-German border after being hit by AA fire on 1 January, 1945 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
704 Goppert, KarlOfw8/5/19144/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 1646 "1G + FM" (lost 1/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 9 January, 1941; failed to return from an operation to Manchester, and circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Müller, Obs; Ofw Gustav Wehrmann (or Wehrhan), R/O and Fw Hans Strutholz (or Struchholz), Flt Engr.. Pilot alternate spelling: Göppert (D.Drury).
705 Göring, Hans JoachimOblt9/ZG-76Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Said to be another nephew of RM Göring, the AC known to have crashed 11 July, 1940, on the Verne during the Battle of Britain, after being attacked by RAF fighters over Portland England. His rear gunner was Uffz Albert Zimmermann. Crew disposition unknown. This info was gleaned from the sale of his Bf 110 relics being sold on Ebay.
706 Gött, Hans2/JG-54 (5/45)Fw 190AFighter Operational Clasp
707 Gottfried, HansOblt4/JG-1 (1/45 Twente) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961052 "Red 8" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte south of Breda Holland. No known grave. This Wk# may be an error. 961052 was flown by Oblt Meinhof, and KIA 1/1/45.
708 Gottuck, HansHptm74/JG-302, Stab II/JG-301 (10/43), 9/JG-300 (6/44), Stab III/JG-300 (12/44), III/JG-300 (2/45 Reich Def), JG-7Fw 190A-5 Werk # 180925 (lost 11/27/43), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150800 (lost 2/9/45) in JG-300, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 19 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51; bailed out at Wolfratshausen (Boiten). WIA 27 November, 1943 south of Bremen during combat, bailed safely. One known victory, reported as his 3rd, a "4 mot" W of Hannover on 18 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 NE of Insel Rügen on 20 June, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 10 km W of Starnberger on 19 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Olmütz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944. Magnus Report. WIA 9 February, 1945 during aerial combat near Belzig in his G-10.
709 Götz, HansHptm6/2/1919Stuttgart822/JG-54 (1/40), 1/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (1/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-54, Adj. I/JG-54Bf 109F, Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1119 "Black 2" (lost 8/4/43)
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)
EP(11/10/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Killed in a crash, 4 August, 1943, in # (150)1119, during an attack on Il 2s northeast of Karatchev Russia, near Bryansk. He lost control and crashed in the inverted position into a wooded area and burned upon impact. Over 600 missions. His first victory, a Hurricane near Maidstone on 15 August, 1940. Nos.2 & 3, a Spitfire and a Hurricane, no locations given. His first known Soviet victory, two I-18s on 25 June, 1941. A Pe-2 on 10 August, 1941. An I-26 on 25 October, 1941. A I-16 on 13 December, 1941. An I-26 on 17 December, 1941. An I-18 on 21 February, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 14 March, 1942. An Il-2 and a P-40 on 23 June, 1942. A Yak-1 on 23 August, 1942. A U-2 and a LaGG-3 on 26 August, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 13 January, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 14 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 7 March, 1943. A Boston, a LaGG-3 and a P-39 on 5 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s on 6 July, 1943. A Yak-9 on 31 July, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1943, just two days before his death. Bowers/Lednicer, 82 victories. Photo
710 Götz, Hans KarlGefr7/JG-26 (1/45 Nordhorn) Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600161 "Blue 2" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 1 January, 1945. Bodenplatte pilot whos AC was known to have crashed at Molenschot, southeast of Breda due to AA fire. He bailed safely. (DeSwart). Added: The numeral color for 7 Staffel was Brown. The Manrho/Putz publ. & SGLO say the color was Blue.
711 Götze, HansUffzMalter16(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681363 w/Sturmjäger equipment (lost 8/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 August, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters, crashing on a wooden slope near Schwarzenbach on the Pielach, near Vienna Austria. Source: Kurt Rieder.
712 Götzelt, HansUffz6/24/1922115/JG-54 (8/44 S.U., 9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170657 "Yellow 2" (lost 9/23/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 September, 1944, during aerial combat in his A-8, crashing 5 km southeast of Nijmegen. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 27 August, 1944. Added: Buried Kleve-Donsbruggen, Grave 672 (SGLO).
713 Grabenthin, Hans Albert WilhelmLt9/20/19221/JG-11 (Strausberg)Fw 190A-9 Werk # 560024 "White 12" (lost 2/15/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 February, 1945 during aerial combat with Russian fighters in the Lebus area. He was reported to have crashed at Tümpel, by Alt Zeschdorf, 12 km northwest of Frankfurt/Oder. He was identified by his dogtag when his wreckage was discovered in 1996. Alternate spelling: Grabentihn & Grapenthien. Jager Blatt 4, 5 &6/2003.
714 Grachornig, KonradLt 1/KG..z.b.V.-323, I/TG-5 (7/43), Stfkpt 1/TG-5, 9/ZG-26 (4/44) Bf 110G-2 Werk # Unk "3U + AT" (lost 4/24/44)Transport Operational Clasp Made an force landing by Kronacker, near Hohinlinden, 17 km SE of Erding, on 24 April, 1944 after his 110 was heavily damaged in the fuselage from US bomber return fire. His R/O-Gunner was Fw Schafforz. Seems as though they were coming to the aid of Lt Otto Hans Engel when they were also shot down. Jager Blatt 5/2004, pg.6.
715 Graefe, HansFhjOfw2(H)/6 (Observer)Do 17P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D
RK(12/26/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
716 Graf, EdmundUffz5/KG-40Do 217E-4 Werk # 5577 "F8 + DN" (lost 1/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Soesterberg Holland on 24 January, 1943, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (all KIA, bur Ysselsteyn, Blk CT, Row 11): Ogefr Ernst Specht, Obs (bur Gr 268); Uffz Hans Eisenhuth, R/O (bur Gr 270) and Uffz Berthold Baumgartner, Flt Engr (bur Gr 271). Pilot Uffz Graf buried Gr 269 (D.Drury).
717 Graf, HansOblt24/NJG-3, 12/NJG-5, 3/NJG-100, 3/NJG-10Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 8 December, 1942. A 2nd, a B-24 into the sea near Wilhelmshaven on 19 February, 1943. Alternate spelling: Gref (Boiten). Boiten 16 night victories and 2 day victories!
718 Graf, Hans LudwigOfw10/24/1912Munich17/JG-2 (France, 1940)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7335 (lost 4/24/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 April, 1942; Bailed out over the sea after engine failure and subsequent fire, 4 km north of Cherbourg. Reportedly not found, however some reports indicate burial in Plot 188, Grave 72 at St. Anns Hill, Gosport. One known victory, a Spitfire on 16 April, 1942.
719 Grafinger, HansOgefrErg/JG-West (Channel)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12679 "White 21" (lost 5/18/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 May, 1942; crashed after aerial combat with enemy fighters, no location reported.
720 Gramberg, Heinz Dieter "Hans"Oblt10/1/1923Wangerooge2 5/Bo.Fl.Gr.-196, 8/JG-300 (11/44), Stfkpt 5/JG-300 (1/45 Löbnitz) Fw 190A-8 "Black 2" (? color) (dam 11/7/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960310 "Red 6" (lost 12/24/44 at Ziegenhain), a 2nd A-8 Werk # 739431 "Red 2" (lost 1/24/45 Trachenberg)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 January, 1945 during a fighter-bomber mission over Trachenberg. He bailed but was too low for his chute to deploy. He was with Victor Heimann on this mission. Both lost their A-8s. WIA 24 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Ziegenheim (JG-300 Loss List). Uninjured 27 November, 1944 when his Blk 2 was shot up by a P-51 in the vicinity of Schonebeck; bailed safely. One known victory, a B-24 at Prossnitz (Olomouc) on 17 December, 1944. His 2nd, a B-17 on 14 January, 1945. Added: Bo.Fl.Gr. = Bordfliegergruppe (Onboard flying group?). Trachenberg is today Zmigrod, Poland. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Zmigrod. He is commemorated in the German War Cem at Nadolice Wielkie, Poland (D.Drury).
721 Granderath, JacobOfw2/21/1916II/NJG-3 Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714393 "D5 + FN" (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 27 December, 1944 when his Ju 88 crashed in the Bastogne area of Belgium, no cause given. Buried as "unknown" in Lommel (A. Rosseels). Added: Remaining crew (desig unk): Fw Johannes Wieseler (MIA); Ogefr Hans Ziegler (KIA) and Ogefr Emil Piontek (MIA). Ogefr Ziegler is also buried among the unknowns. A Fw Wieseler is also among the unknowns with an unspecified date (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
722 Granicky, Bernhard GerhardOblt3/7/1913 Stfkpt 4/KG-3 (9/40 Antwerp-Deurne, 6/41 S.U.) Do 17Z-3 (or Z-4) Werk # 2879 "5K + AM" (dam 9/15/40), Ju 88A-5 (or A-6) Werk # 2394 "5K + EM" (lost 6/26/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 26 June, 1941 due to enemy fire; two others MIA, one returned, all unnamed. Added: Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Kucz, Bomb Aimer (MIA); Ofw Felix Gwidziel, R/O (Returned) and Fw Fritz Rongstock, Gnr (MIA). Their ac was lost in the Minsk area, now Belarus. In an earlier incident, while returning from a bombing raid along the Thames on 15 September, 1940, acting as observer, their ac was attacked by fighters, and they were forced to land on the dunes at Mardyck, Nord, France. Remaining crew: Oblt Sieghart Schopper, Pilot; Fw Felix Gwidziel, R/O (WIA) and Fw Heinz Kirsch, Flt Engr (WIA). (D.Drury).
723 Grapenthin, Hans Albert WilhelmLt9/20/1922Stab I/JG-11 (Strausberg)Fw 190A-9 Werk # 560024 "White 12" (lost 2/15/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 February, 1945; sd by Russian fighters at Alt Zeschdorf. He died when he crash landed on a lake near Frankfurt/Oder (Alt Zeschdorf). The remains of the plane and the pilot were recovered in 1996. The ac is exhibited in the Luftfahrt Museum at Finowfurt. He is buried in the War Graves Cemetery, Lietzen, Block 1, Row 2, Grave 100. Source: Fritz Braun.
724 Grassmann, Dietrich 'Dieter'Hptm1/13/1920Berlin Treptow4/KG-4 (7/40), Stab II/KG-4 (9/42), Stfkpt 12/KG-4 (10/43), Stfkpt 1/KG-4 (8/44)He 111P-4 Werk # 2926 (30% damaged Wesermünde Estuary 11/24/40, fuel shortage), He 111P-4 Werk # 2981 (lost 1/19/41), He 111H
RK(3/12/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/43)
EP(10/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His P-4, Wk# 2981, crashed at Vogelenzang/Bloemendaal Holland on 19 January, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Additional per Kaiser RK book: Wk# 2981 developed engine trouble and crashed near Haarlem, injuring entire crew. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Kuhn, Obs; Uffz Hermann Fröhlich, R/O and Uffz Hans Stütz, Gnr.. Deceased 8/24/1991, Bonn.
725 Grau, HansUffz3/13/1920Kircheim-Teck bei Stuttgart2/KG-6 (Eindhoven Holland)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144355 "3E + CK" (lost 3/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 12 March, 1943; His Ju 88 crashed at Wijdenes Holland, east of Hoorn, returning from their designated night mission, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Kurt Kuepper, Observer; Ogefr Ernst Wähling, R/O and Gefr Ewald Kasparek, Gunner.
726 Grau, HansFw27/ZG-26 Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3225 "3U + KR" (lost 9/3/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 3 September, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at North Shoebury House, near Southend. His Gunner, Gefr Günter Uecker (geb 4/16/18 Danzig) DOW; bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 109 (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane on 21 May, 1940, no location given. His 2nd, a Spitfire on 14 June, 1940, no location.
Cannock Chase
727 Grauel, WalterGefr3/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk # 4592 "DT + CB" (dam 12/27/41)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspWIA 27 December, 1941 when his ac was damaged by flak in the area of Kerch, Crimea. The only known crew was Observer Fw Hans Reif, disposition unknown (D.Drury).
728 Graul, HansLtJG-110Bf 109 Werk # 16185 (dam ? 12/31/43)Pilot BadgePilot reported killed at Steinbach on 31 December, 1943, no further detail.
729 Graurock, Hans vonOfwStab I/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3574 "5K + CB" (lost 10/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 23 October, 1941 with Observer, Oblt Friedrich Volke and other unnamed crew, cause unknown.
730 Gref, HansOblt2012/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 3/NJG-100 (8/43)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/28/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 26 March, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a PS-84 on the night of 4-5 July, 1943. A 2nd score (i.z.Arb.LN), two TB-3s NE of Karatshev on the night of 17-18 July, 1943. A PS-84 15 km E of Karatschev on the night of 20-21 July, 1943. A DB-3 NE of Karatschev on the night of 3-4 August, 1943. Two Soviet B-25s on the night of 6-7 August, 1943. A PS-84 58 km SW of Nevel the night of 27-28 August, 1943. A PS-84 W of Nevel the night of 7-8 September, 1943. A PS-84 SW of Nevel the night of 12-13 September, 1943. A PS-84 NW of Nevel on the night of 20-21 September, 1943. A DB-3 at Orscha the night of 16-17 October, 1943. A DB-3F NE of Vitebsk the night of 4-5 November, 1943. Victory count may be as high as 25. Magnus.
731 Greiner, HermannLt8/8/19213/Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (redesig 3/SAGr-130 8/43)BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311025 "K6 + FL" (lost 8/10/43) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 10 August, 1943; shot down by Soviet fighters at Norskehavet, Map Quadranr 27 East/9282. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt.z.See Werner Siegmund, Observer; Uffz Hans Birkner, R/O; Ogefr Ferdinand Schmidt, Mech and Uffz Karl Baber, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Location: Norwegian Sea, 45km east of Gamvik, North Cape (Norway).Alternate spelling: Greinert (D.Drury).
732 Greinke, Hans UlrichUffz11/13/1917FFS AB 113 & C14 (9/41-10/43), Liason Pilot (10/43 to 10/44), 6/JG-300 (10/44-4/45)Fw 190A or Fw 190D-9 in JG-300Qualified Pilot Badge
No others known from Soldbuch (page missing)
Information found on Soldbuch dated 1 September, 1939, online. From March 1939 to September 1941, he served on with Operational Personnel at an airbase.
733 Grell, Hans Joachim.FhjUffz15(Sturm)/JG-3 (1/45 Gütersloh) Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682751 "Yellow 10 ~" (lost 1/1/45) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 1 January, 1945; sd by a Tempest of No.486 Sq., he crashed his A-8 at Mill Holland, east of Uden during Operation Bodenplatte (DeSwart & Manrho/Putz publ.). Added: Buried Bonn-Beuel, Todesort Siegburg (misidentified) Grave I-96 (SGLO).
734 Grell, Hans JürgenLt12/10/19154/KG-76Ju 88 A-1 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down by a Defiant of RAF No.264 Sq. over the Channel, south of Manston England 24 August, 1940. Remaining crew: Uffz Arthur Henneberg, Fw Martin Thomas and Uffz Alfred Wetzker. Crew disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2001 & 6/2001. Added: The crew of four were KIA, and three of the four washed ashore on the Dutch side. They were believed attacked by either a Defiant of No.264 Sq. or Hurricanes of No, 501 Sq.. The ac crashed into the English Channel, off the Kent coast, near Manston. Three of the deceased buried at Ysselsteyn, Blk BF, Row 4; pilot Grell Gr 88, observer Thomas Gr 93 and gunner Wetzker Gr 92. There is no known grave for radio operator Henneberg (D.Drury).
735 Greve, HansLt9/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2111 "??" (lost 12/17/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew at Comiso 17 December, 1942; collision during landing, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
736 Griech, HansFw4(Schl)/LG-2 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6231 "White ?" (lost 7/29/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 29 July, 1941 after aerial combat at Bjelej.
737 Griesebach, Hans TheodorOblt3Stffüh 2/JG-2 (Channel0Bf 109E-4 Werk # 5383 (lost 8/26/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 August, 1940; Failed to return from a mission; shot down at Blendworth, near Portsmouth by fighters of RAF No. 43 Sq., possibly piloted by Belgian P/O Albert van den Hove d' Erstenrijck (D.Drury) Griesebach bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 E of Sedan 14 May, 1940. Nos. 2 & 3, both LeO 451s SW of Amiens on 31 May, 1940. Alternate spelling: Griesbach (per Tony Wood) and Grisebach. In a post-war interview, Oblt Griesebach claimed he downed a Hurricane before he was sd, possibly that of F/O Roy Lane of No. 43 Sq. (D.Drury).
738 Grieshaber, HansUffz8/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-4 Werk # Unk (lost 7/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 30 July, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 603 Sq. 40m SE of Montrose (Stankey & DeZeng). Added: The Spitfires were piloted by F/Ldr Frederick Rushmer, P/O Ronald berry and P/O Arthur Pease. Remaining crew (MIA, no known graves): Fw Georg Hornung, Gefr Gerhard Wolf and gefr Felix Büsing (D.Drury).
739 Grigeleit, Hans WernerLt9/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142140 "4D + ET" (lost 12/6/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 December, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The ac is believed sd over the sea by a Beaufighter in the vicinity of Philippeville (Algeria), crew of four MIA. Alternate spelling: Grigoleit (D.Drury).
740 Grimm,Fw2/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260213 "UE + AA" (20% dam)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash 18 August, 1944; AC damaged during landing at Schönfeld on a delivery flight. The code "UE + AA" would suggest the factory numbers on a new AC. One crewman, Uffz Hans Gruber, a Gunner, was injured. Source: B.Bines.
741 Grollius,Uffz7/JG-26Fw 190A-5Fighter Operational ClaspHis last mission in Russia was escorting He 111s to Schluesselburg. On this mission, he lost his wingman, Uffz Hans Pritze.
742 Gröning, HansOfw11/ZG-76 (12/39), 3/ZG-76 (8/40), III/ZG-76 (12/40)Bf 110C, Bf 110D (lost 8/15/40), Bf 110D (lost 12/13/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Shot down 15 August, 1940 during aerial combat over the North Sea off the Norwegian coast. Pilot and crew rescued. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hahn, Observer. Lost a second Bf 110D on 13 December, 1940 as a result of an aerial collision at Kjevik Norway, pilot and Ogefr Hahn disposition unknown (Source: SIG Norway). His first know victory, a Wellington east of Langeoog, 18 December, 1939, a Fw at the time. Alternate spelling: Groening (SIG Norway).
743 Groothold, Hans BerndFhr12/12/1924Stab I/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413651 "Black Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat 20km NE of Eupen Belgium (Bf 109 Loss List).
744 Gross, HansStG-3, LG-1, III/ZG-26 (12/42)Ju 87 in StG-3Dive Bomber or Destroyer Operational Clasp (or both)Flugbuch (3/42 to 12/42).
745 Gross, HansFw1/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 3/18/44 at Darmstadt)Fighter Operational ClaspShot down during aerial combat at Darmstadt on 18 March, 1944. He was uninjured and bailed safely. Source: JG-300 Loss List
746 Grosse-Kappenberg, Heinrich "Hans"Hptm4/15/1914Recklinghaüsen/Münster 10/KG-2 (12/40), KG-54 & I & III/KG(J)-54 (10/44) Do 17Z Werk # Unk "U5 + GZ" (dam 12/13/40) & Me 262 EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver Historical-Media.com. Added: Known to be uninjured in a crash at Achmer on 13 December, 1940 (LOCS).
747 Grosse, Gerhard Hptm12/4/1915Leipzig1/Kü.Fl.Gr-306 (8/39), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (9/39), Stfkpt 1(F)/130 (8/43)He 60 (9/39), BV 138C-1 Werk # 0311036 "6I + GL" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIFA 8 December, 1943; operational crash near Mannskarvik, north of Reppvag Norway due to bad weather. Remaining crew: Oblt Hermann Hahn, Co-pilot (KIA); Fw Wilhelm Botzenhart, Observer (KIFA); Uffz Hans Schalkhaas, R/O (KIA); Uffz Hermann Simon, Gunner (WIA) and Fw Heinrich Groppe, Mech (WIA). Source: SIG Norway. Oblt Grosse made a forced landing on 22 September, 1939 in an He 60 "K6 + QH" piloted by Oblt zur See Rabeneau, and were both interned until 8 June, 1940, when they were permitted to return to Germany (B.Widfeldt). Added: Grosse buried at Botn-Rognan (Luft Career Officer Summaries).
748 Grosse, Hans WernerLtI/KG-77Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140129 "??" (lost 7/23/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Pilot and one other unnamed crew injured when they crashed at sea north of kolberg 23 July, 1943 due to engine trouble, Two other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
749 Grossendorfer, HansHptm8/11/1914Salzburg, Austria1/KG-53 (10/40), IV/KG-53 (9/42), 7/KG-53 (4/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 161885 "A1 + DR" (lost 11/20/43)
RK(3/26/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)
EP(2/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
An Observer, he was KIFA 20 November, 1943 in Russia. The H-16 strayed of course in bad weather during a transfer flight. The ac struck the ground 2km south of Eurasburg, east of Augsburg. Remaining crew (KIFA): Ofw Paul Burmester, Pilot: Ofw Helmut Lindemann, Obs; Uffz Walter Knobloch, R/O and two ground crew; Ofw Fritz Hartenstein and Uffz Richard Schleinitz. 386 combat missions.
750 Grosser, HansUffz6/JG-5 (Norway; Finland)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 15581 "Yellow 14 + -" (lost lost 7/9/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 July, 1943; Aerial combat 30 km west of Rybatschij, Fischerhalb Insel. Mombeek MIA List.
751 Grosser, HeinzHptm72/JG-1 (2/42), 2/JG-11 (3/43), Stfkpt 10/JG-11 (1/44), Stfkpt 11/JG-11, JG-7, Kdr I/JG-77 (1/45)Bf 109F-4 in JG-1, Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G & K-4 in JG-77, Me 262 in JG-7
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 7 February, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire SW of Ameland on 22 April, 1942. His 3rd, a B-17, was achieved on 14 May, 1943, west of Büsum, while serving in 2/JG-11. Bodenplatte pilot. Oblt. Hans Fiedler was his wingman in 1 Jan., 1945.
752 Grossmann, HansUffz8/6/1924Busbach bei BayreuthFFS A 72 (8/43), 3/JG-103 (9/44), 6/JG-2 (1/45), 4/JG-2 (2/45)Fw 190A "Red or Brown (?) 2"Wound Badge
Class "C" Glider badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Information found on Ebay sale lot. Alternate spelling: Großmann.
753 Grotmann, HansUffz9/LG-1 (Kastelli-Iraklion Crete)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 800926 "L1 + BT" (lost 12/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 13 December, 1943, sd by AA fire and crashed in the Bari Harbor (Ju 88 Loss List).
754 Gruber, HansOfw14/ZG-1Bf 110 Werk # 4522 "S9 + PN" (lost 1/21/43) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 21 January, 1943 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 095969, his gunner also MIA (Bf 110 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 14 January, 1943.
755 Grübert, Hans JoachimUffz2/13/1921141/JG-54 (8/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530322 "White 11" (lost 9/15/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 September, 1943 after being hit by flak over Map Quadrant 35370. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 1 August, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 3 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 5 & 6, an La-5 and an Il-2 on 18 August, 1943. Nos. 7 & 8, two Il-2s on 19 August, 1943. A 9th, a Boston III on 23 August, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG-3 on 28 August, 1943. Nos. 11 & 12, both Il-2s on 2 September, 1943. A 13th, a Pe-2 on 14 September, 1943. A 14th, a Yak-9 on 15 September, 1943.
756 Grünberg, Hans 'Specker'Oblt7/8/1917Gross Fahlenwerden, Pommern825/JG-3 (10/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-3 (10/43), Stfkpt 1 & 3/JG-7 (11/44-4/45), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 109G-5 Werk # Unk "Black 1" (Schiphol), Bf 109G-6 (7/43), Me 262A-1a (lost two)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/27/43)
EP(8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
550 combat missions; 14 four engine bombers, 61 victories in the East. Five victories in the Me 262. His 1st known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 19 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 15 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 17 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 17 December, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 December, 1942. Two I-16s on 11 April, 1943. His 14th, a P-40 on 16 April, 1943. His 15th, a LaGG-3 on 19 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 20 April, 1943. Two Il-2s on 21 April, 1943. His 64th victory, a B-24 at Zella, 40 km W of Bad Hesrfeld, on 24 February, 1944. His 66th, a P-51 30 km NNE of Konigslütter on 5 April, 1944. A B-24 on 8 April, 1944, no location. A P-47 at Chateauneufen-Thymerais on 7 August, 1944. His 72nd, a P-38 in the Fismes area on 14 August, 1944. His 73rd, a P-47 at Rambouillet on 16 August, 1944. His 75th, a P-47 at Mantes-Houdan on 20 August, 1944. On 17 April, and 19 April, 1945 (after his 82nd victory, a B-17), he was shot down in 262s over Plzen-Borg and over Prague, but bailed safely both times. Deceased 16 January, 1998.
757 Grund, HansObstltKdr III/KG-153 (5/39), Kdr III/KG-3 (7/39)Ju 52 & Ju 86 in KG-153, Do 17Z in KG-3Bomber Operational Clasp
758 Grundmann, Hans JoachimHptmStffüh 6/KG-51 '42), Stfkpt 6/KG-51 (4 to 7 '44), Kdr II/KG-51 (3/45 to end)Me 262A/1a & Me 262A/2a "9K + AC"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/42)


EP (4/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Replaced Martin Vetter. More specific detail added by Robert Randall.
759 Grüne, Hans PaulObfhrStab I/JG-2 (7/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 170381Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 July, 1944; Combat with a Spitfire northeast of Evreux. Mombeek MIA List.
760 Grüneberg, HansFw7/21/19194(F)/122Ju 88 Werk # 0695 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 5 May, 1941, crashing near Schaarbeek, buried Lommel, Block 45/613. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
761 Grunendahl, HansUffz19/JG-3Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) near Braunschweig on 19 May, 1944.
762 Grunert, MartinOfw 1(F)/100, 1(F)/Ob. d. L. (S.U.) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430127 "T5 + CH" (lost 10/6/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his Observer Hptm Forster and two other unnamed crew 6 October, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List & DK-G Awards List). Added: Location reported as Stalingrad-Halhutta. Remaining crew (MIA): Hptm Edmund Forster, Obs; Fw Hans Bölting, R/O and Gefr Fiebrans (or Fiebranz), Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Grunnert.
763 Gryz, HansOfw7/6/1916Wolfshagen3 8/JG-2 (6/43 Brest Süd), 1/SAGr.-128 (Channel) (aka 10/ZG-1) Fw 190A-5/U8 Werk # 840127 (lost 8/15/43)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1943 during aerial combat with No.266 Typhoons north of Landerneau, near Ploudaniel. One known victory, a B-24 on 13 July, 1943. May have also downed a Halifax this same date. A known 2nd, another B-24 on 29 July, 1943 at Pl/Qu.15W S/7044, probably FL965 of No.224 Sq., A 3rd, a Beaufighter, possibly JM347 of No.248 Sq. on 7 August, 1943. Added: Burial, Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 13, Row 1, Gr 19 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
764 Gschwendtner, HansUffz4/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2978 "S7 + BM" (lost 3/4/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 4 March, 1943 south of Medjez El Bab due to enemy fighters (Ju 87 Loss List). Alternate spelling: Gschwendter (Ju 87 Loss List)
765 Gtzner sic, HansHptmStfkpt 3/KG-51Ju 88A, Me 410A & Me 262A
RK(2/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
766 Guder, GerhardUffz4/12/19202/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260361 "Z6 + GK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 18 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Hans Schmid, geb 2/3/1921, Obs; Ogefr Johann Küfner, geb 11/12/1919, T.Obs; Uffz Paul Eichler, geb 8/16/1920, R/O and Uffz Karl Schwaiger, geb 11/3/1920, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
767 Gügel, GeorgOfw7/KG-51(8/42), Schiessschule der Luftwaffe (Gunnery School) (Vaerlose)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6607 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 12 March, 1943 when the AC crashed shortly after takeoffjust southwest of the Vaerlose airfield due to pilot error. Both Gügel and Flight Instructor Ofw Hans Müller were killed and buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Just who was operating the AC is unknown. Source: Air War over Denmark.
768 Guhre, HansLt8/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3191 "3Z + ES" (lost 12/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at North Stifford, near West Thurrock, Essex 9 December, 1940 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
769 Günther, Hans UffzIII/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332506 (lost 3/18/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 March, 1945 in the Maduesee area, cause unknown.
770 Günther, Hans JoachimFhr13/JG-2Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Mouy-Creil on 18 August, 1944.
771 Günther, LukasUffz8/10/1923Berlin1(F)/33Ju 88 Werk # 1191 "8H + NH" (lost 5/1/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 1 May, 1944 when his ac crashed at Borrassa, near Fugueres, Girona, Spain, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew, bur German War Cem. Dagneux, France, Blk 28: Lt Franz Kolbeck, Obs, Row 10, Gr 471; Gefr Wilhelm Harrer, R/O, Row 10, Gr 474 and Fw Hans Kunz, Gnr, Row 10, Gr 472. Pilot Günther buried Row 10, Gr 473 (D.Drury). This same crew survived an earlier crash into the sea off Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain on 10 January, 1944.
772 Günther, NikolausLt1/6/19209/KG-40Fw 200C-4/U3 Werk # 0178 "F8 + NT" (lost 7/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 9 July, 1943, no further detail (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, H. Breuer). Added: The entire crew were KIA after being attacked by Beaufighters of No.248 Sq., and badly damaged, they crashed into cliffs near Vale da Telha, W of Aljezur, Portugal. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Weigert, Co-pilot; Ogefr Ernst Herppich, Obs; Uffz Werner Riecke, R/O 1; Uffz Walter Beck, R/O 2; Uffz Martin Angermann, Flt Engr and Fw Johann Bauer, Gnr. The deceased are buried in what appears to be a municipal (civilian) cemetery in Aljezur Portugal (D.Drury).
773 Guse, HansLt2(J)/LG-2Bf 109E-7 Werk # 2060 "Black 10" (lost 7/10/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 10 July, 1941 after aerial combat with I-16s and DB-3s at Tigkina, S.U..
774 Gusewski, ErichOfw2(F)/122 (Med) Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430331 "F6 + LK" (lost 11/8/42) EK 1 & 2, EP (11/30/42), Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Hans Grosse and two other unnamed crew in the western Med 8 November, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
775 Güthenke, Hans GeorgLt11/17/1921Ahlbeck73/JG-11 (8/43 Husum) Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5445 "Yellow 6" (25% dam 7/27/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5702 "Yellow 8" (15% dam 5/14/43), Fw 190A-4 Werk# 5703 "Yel 12" (6/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk# 530106 "Yellow 7" (15% dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430169 "Black <<" (dam 2/24/44), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430412 "Yellow 12" (lost 5/12/44), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642538 "Yellow 15 DX + BV" (2/44 Husum) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 May, 1944 ramming a B-17. Opposed the 306th BG on 21 May, 1943 at Wilhelmshaven/ Emden. One known victory, his first, was a P-38 on 11 June, 1943, 4 km southwest of Dornum. His 2nd, a B-17 SW of Papenburg on 25 June, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 at Redange, N of Arion on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17, W of Hannover on 21 February, 1944. On 24 February, 1944, he was shot down after downing another B-17, his 5th victory; he escaped unhurt. His 6th, a P-47 S of Verden on 4 May, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 in the Limburg area on 12 May, 1944, ramming it with his "Yellow 12". His "Yellow 6" crashed at Husum on 27 July, 1942 due to a servicing fault; he was uninjured. His "Yellow 8" made a force landing at Husum on 14 May, 1943 after his engine was hit during combat. His "Yellow 7" crashed 17 August, 1943 in Loenen Holland due to engine failure. WIA 24 February, 1944 in "Black <<" during combat crashing at Gotha. Flugbuch (11/41 to 2/45).
776 Gutmann, Joachim JochenFw38/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 420018 (lost 12/22/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 22 December, 1943 during aerial combat at Lehmwerder, no mention of crew disposition (Bf 110 Loss List). The Bf 110 List suggests the Wk# may be 120018, however this Wk# was lost in combat near Bremen, piloted by Lt Hans Teige. One known victory, a B-17 8 km SE of Wertheim on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 NW of Bad Feindsenden on 20 December, 1943.
777 Gutmann, KarlUffz2/28/1920Weinern-ZwettlFFS C17 Pütnitz, KGr.z.b.V.-20 (11/42 S.U.), Kgr.z.b.V.-23 (4/43), 3/TGr.-30 (5/43)He 111H Werk # Unk (dam 4/4/44), He 111H-20 Werk # 700719 "S3 + IL" (in TGr.-30) (lost 10/10/44)Wound Badge, Transport Operational ClaspInjured in a crash 10 October, 1944, due to a fuel shortage 14km W of Göttingen. Remaining crew: Uffz Hans Hoffmann, Obs (Inj); Uffz Fritz Bentz, Gnr; Fw Kowall & Uffz Zdarski parachuted safely. In an earlier crash in the Luftflotte IV area, he and his R/O, Uffz Karl Tegg, were uninjured, cause of the crash unknown. (LOCS & Document Lot found online, Janssen Militaria).
778 Gutt, HansFwStab/LG-1He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "L1 + BM" (lost 4/25/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 25 April, 1940; sd by a Gladiator of No. 263 Sq., piloted by P/O McNamara during a bomb run on the airfield at Lesjaleira. Badly damaged the ac force landed on a flat field at Lesjaleira. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Fritz Wollenberg, Uffz Kurt Kern (WIA) and Fw Paul Standtke (Flyvrak Norway).
779 Gutzmer, HansMaj6/3/1917Bernsdorf12/KG-51 (10/41), 9/KG-51 (6/42), Stfkpt 7(Eis)/KG-51 (6/43), Kdr III/KG-51Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142265 "9K + CR" (dam 4/23/43), Ju 88C-6 (Train hunter), Me 410, Me 262
RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/1/43)
EP(10/12/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 23 April, 1943; his A-4 was hit in the cockpit by AA fire, wounding his Observer,, Fw Johann Brechters. Despite his wounds, he was able to return to the Bagerowo airfield and make a relatively smooth landing. His number of combat missions unknown. Deceased 4 June, 2004, Munich.
780 Haas, HansFw33/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Maule, W of Paris, on 25 May, 1944. Two P-38s, same day, at Evreux-Dreux. This may be Hans Haass.
781 Haase, GüntherOfwIII(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Banak)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1774 "1T + OO" (lost 9/14/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 September, 1942; shot down by ship fire at Svalbard near Convoy PQ18. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Reisbitzen, Observer (MIA); Uffz Hans Gutzend, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Fritz Heinisch, Gunner (MIA). Source: SIG Norway.
782 Haase, HansGefr2/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2639 "B3 + FK" (lost 11/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Hafen Algiers 10 November, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
783 Haase, HorstMaj5/22/1921Danzig6210/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 15(Sp)/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 1/JG-51 (2/43), Stfkpt 2/JG-51 (6/43), Stfkpt in 16/JG-3 (9/44), Kdr I/JG-3Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6702 (lost 8/2/42; WIA combat at Rshew), Bf 109A-8/R2 in 16 Staffel, Bf 109G-14/AS in I/JG-3
RK(10/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP(8/9/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIFA 26 November, 1944. According to Franz Mörl, Haase collided with another Bf 109 (his wingman, Lt Hans Fritz of Stab/JG-3) during an alarm take-off. He crashed near Erkelenz. 500+ combat missions, about 50 in the East and 10 four engine bombers. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 29 June, 1941. An I-61 on 27 August, 1941. A MiG-3 on 10 July, 1942. An Il-2 on 13 September, 1942. A Low-flying Il-2 on 6 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 23 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 22 March, 1943. A Yak-1 on 14 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1943. A Boston III on 8 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 July, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 5 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) and a LaGG-3 on 12 August, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 15 August, 1943. An Il-2 at Bryansk on 9 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 SW of Loyev on 22 October, 1943. An Il-2 S of Shlobin on 30 November, 1943. Another source has his victories at 82. One known western victory, his 49th, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 50th, a B-17 at Laucha on 29 July, 1944. His 55th, a B-24 at Eisenach on 27 September, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 82 victories. Alternate spelling: Hase.
784 Haass, HansUffzI/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5546 (50% dam 10/31/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 31 October, 1943 when he hit an obstruction during a landing at the Conches France airfield. This could be Hans Haas.
785 Haberkern, HansFw21/NJG-200, 4/NJG-100 (6/44 S.U.)Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet DB-3F"s the night of 26-27 June, 1944.
786 Häberle, Hans PeterLtI/KG(J)-54Me 262A-1 Werk # 500218 "KI + IV" (lost 3/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 March, 1945 during aerial combat south of Giebelstadt.
787 Habermann, RobertUffz3/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4155 "4D + KL" (lost 10/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 6 October, 1941; failed to return from a mission near Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Hans Kratz, Observer; Gefr Karl Wetzelberger, R/O and Ogefr Johann Zimmerhackl, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
788 Habermehl, Hans-HelmutUffz1/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk# 4892 "White ?" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 18 November, 1940 at the Langeoog airfield
789 Hack, HubertusGefr192411/JG-5Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 during aerial combat over Reutlingen. His ac, some personal effects and his remains were recovered in 1991 by Hans Lächler & his associates. One known victory, a P-51 at Ulm on 16 March, 1944.
790 Hackbarth, Hans GeorgHptm2/21/1915Marienwerder30 Stab II/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-108 (7/43), Kdr I/JG-1 (1/45 Hans Ehlers successor) Ar 96, Bf 109F & Fw 190 in JG-108, Fw 190A-8 & A-9 Werk # 980166 "White 23" (lost 1/1/45) in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 during the Bodenplatte Operation vs Maldegem & Ursel airfields. He was shot down by Flt.Sgt. Josef Stanowski of RAF No. 308 Squadron. Hackbarths A/C (A-9) plowed into the back of the "Toebaert" flower shop and smashed through the front window, with the crumpled body of Hackbarth being thrown hideously into the street near St. Pieters RR Station in Ghent. No known grave. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 24 June, 1941. A RZ on 16 August, 1941. An R-3 on 15 September, 1941. A Pe-2 on 5 November, 1941. Two R-Zs on 17 February, 1942. An I-18 on 7 March, 1942. A Pe-2 on 21 March, 1942. An R-3 on 31 March, 1942. Added: Buried Lommel, grave 40-358 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
Lommel, Belgium
791 Hackbarth, JohannMajKdr III/KG-30 (9/40 Channel)Ju 88A Werk # 0333 "4D + AD" (lost 9/9/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 9 September, 1940; shot down with severe wounds after being attacked by several Spitfires of RAF No. 602 Sq. and forced to ditch in the sea off Pagham, Sussex. Target this date was London. He and Observer, Ofw Hans Manger were severely wounded. The two remaining crew were killed: Gefr Friedrich Petermann, R/O and Uffz Willi Sawallisch, Gunner.
792 Hackl, HansUffz1/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100070 "T6 + IH" (lost 5/26/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His D-3 was reported lost 26 May, 1943 due to flak in Map Quad pl.Qu. 7523, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
793 Hacu, HansFw2/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8153 "Black 2" (lost 8/11/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1941, cause and location not reported.
794 Häffner, HansOblt4/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140736 "L1 + IM" (lost 8/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 1 August, 1942, location and cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List)
795 Hagen, HansUffzIII/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2311 (80% dam 8/23/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 23 August, 1942 at Orel, where he crashed as a result of a servicing fault. Ju 87 Loss List
796 Hagen, Wilhelm 'Willi'StbsFw 2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 (7/40; redesig as 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (10/40), 3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-906 (9/41), 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (4/42 Med) Do 18G Werk # 0878 dam 7/23/40), Do 17Z-5 Werk # 2787 "7T + HH" (45% dam 10/11/40), Do 18G-1 Werk # 0890 "8L + CL" (lost 6/13/41), Do 18G Werk # 0898 "8L +HL" (9/3/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1526 "7T + BH" (lost 4/19/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/30/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/23/40)
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA 19 April, 1942 with unnamed crew over Malta, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List). MIA 3 September, 1941; sd by enemy gunfire at Eismeer. Remaining crew ( two MIA): Oblt Rudolf Müller, Obs; Ofw Herbert Bode, R/O and Uffz Wilhelm Schmager, Mech (KIA; no known grave). MIA 13 June, 1941 during an operation over the Norwegian Sea, sd by a Hudson of No.220 Sq., piloted by Sgt Hall, off Bergen, three rescued, unhurt. Remaining crew: Lt Helmut Ohlendorf, Observer, (KIA, remembered at either Möltendorf U-Boat or Laboe Naval Memorials); Uffz Fritz Augustin, R/O and Ofw August Conizianer, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: 7/23/40 Incident; Hagen WIA during a transfer flight SW of Caen, circumstance unknown. Rem crew: Lt.z.S. Siegfried Sott, Obs (KIA); Uffz Osmar Kreutzmann, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Raimund Hellmer, Flt Engr (WIA). Sott buried at La Cambe (Fr), Blk 11, Gr 400. Added 10/11/40 incident: Hagen and Obs Lt.z.S. Heine unhurt after being attacked by Spitfires of No.611 Sq., the ac returning to Brest, 45% damaged. Two crew, Uffz Heinz Johannsen (geb 10/1/1914 Gettorf KIA) and Fw Hans Starf (or Staas) (POW), bailed over England. Johannsen buried CC, 7/8/191. Career Summaries suggests Heine MIA. Added: 4/19/42 incident; Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Heinz Ücker, Obs; Ofw Ludwig Bachmann, R/O and Ofw Ernst Althammer, Gnr.. (D.Drury).
797 Hagenow, Hans vonHptm27/NJG-1 (7/42), 11/NJG-5 (3/43), 2/NJG-100 (10/43 S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3836 (dam 3/13/43), Ju 88C-6
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash in the Reng-Königswalde area on 13 March, 1943 due to an engine fire, no mention of crew injuries (Bf 110 Loss List). His first known victory, a Stirling I of RAF No 1651 (CU) at Heelsum (Gelderland), 12 km W of Arnhem the night of 28-29 July, 1942. A 2nd, a Soviet DB-3 at Kirovograd on the night of 12-13 October, 1943.
798 Hahn, HansLt2/21/1919Rheydt133/NJG-2 (9/40; 7/41 Gilze-Rijen)Bf 110C-2, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0764 (20% dam takeoff acc, pilot injured), Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0851 (or 0351) "R4 + NL" (lost at Barrow by Village, Grantham, Lincolnshire,10/11/41)
RK(7/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
The first Night Fighter to win the Ritter Kreuz. Most successful Night Fighter pilot until his death, 11-12 October, 1941, when he collided with a British Airspeed Oxford AB767 over Grantham England. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 3/10/306 (Rosseels). 12 victories were Night victories. On five occasions, he returned to his base at Gilze-Rijen on one engine. Once he returned with a balloon cable wrapped around his wing in his C-4. His first known victory, a Wellington near Linton-on-Ouse on the night of 24-25 October, 1940. His 2nd, a Whitley on the East Anglia coast, 50 km east of Withernsea, the night of 2-3 January, 1941. His 3rd, a Hudson at Leeming on the night of 12-13 March, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim over England on the night of 13-14 March, 1941. His 5th, a Hampden at Upwood, 8 April, 1941. His 6th, a Wellington at Wellingore on 8 April, 1941. His 7th, a Hampden SE of Waddington the night of 16-17 April, 1941. His 8th, a Herford at Digby on 21 April, 1941. His 9th, a Fulmar at Stoke Holy Cross on 3-4 May, 1941. His 10th, a Blenheim at Feltwell, 5 May, 1941. Both this Hans Hahn and Hans von Hahn received the RK the same day according to Obermaiers book. Added: Known crewman, Uffz Helmuth Scheidt, KIA, bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 305 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).




Cannock Chase
799 Hahn, HansUffz23/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/19/44 near Wieden, Ludwigshafen?, Schwarzwald)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat at Ludwigshafen/Schwarzwald (JG-300 Loss List). WIA 19 July, 1944 during aerial combat at Wieden, and after downing a P-51; he bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 SSE of Strasbourg on 13 July, 1944. A 2nd, a P-51 at Staffelsee on 18 July, 1944, after which, he lost his first G-6. A second G-6 lost 15 August, 1944 nea rLudwig/Frienheim.
800 Hahn, HansUffzErg/Fernaufkl. Gr.Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430623 (90% dam 12/21/43)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew in a crash near Hohensalza 21 December, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).

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