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801 Höppner, KarlOgefr3/JG-5Bf 109G-6/AS Werk# 440216 "Yellow 8"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 June, 1944; Arras area, reason unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
802 Höring, WernerHptmStfkpt 3/KG-53He 111H-5Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 16 April, 1941 after he failed to return from a mission (bombing port installations at Belfast). He was passenger in an He 111 piloted by Fw Karl Menzel, when they developed engine trouble and aborted the mission. The starboard engine caught fire and the crew bailed, landing in Huby, near York.
803 Horn, KarlUffzII/JG-26 (joins 12/44)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational Clasp
804 Horner, KarlUffz9/JG-26 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5408 "Yellow 8" (75% dam 8/21/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing at the Moorseele airfield on 21 August, 1942 due to engine trouble. Butler Pilot List. Alternate spelling: Hörner.
805 Hornig, WaldemarOfw12/1/1913Glatz, Schlesien5/KG-1He 111H-2 Werk # 2720 "V4 + BV" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 August, 1940 when his AC was rammed by a Hurricane of RAF No. 79 Sq., piloted by P/O Edward J.Morris, while attacking Farnborough airdrome. The crippled AC crashed at Swires Farm, Capel, Surrey England, killing two additional crew; Fw Gunther Stahlberg, Observer and Gefr Dr. Karl Heimel, R/O.. Remaining crew: Hptm Rudolf Bäss, Stfkpt & Flt Engr (WIA/POW) and Oblt Foelisch, Gunner (POW). Alternate spelling: Hornick. Added: The three deceased are buried at CC/1/11 as follows: Hornig Gr 430; Stahlberg Gr 429 and Heimel Gr 428 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
806 Hornung, MartinUffz3/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4241 "U5 + BH" (lost 4/4/43)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 4 April, 1943 during aerial combat with a night fighter. His Do 217 crashed into the North Sea 20 km west of Vlissingen Holland. Hornung was picked up by a German ASR boat, while Gunner Ogefr Wilhelm Rundes body was picked up, still in his parachute. On 7 April, he was buried at Noorden Cemetery at Vlissingen, and later at Ysselsteyn. Remaining crew (MIA and presumed KIA): Ogefr Karl Schick, Obs and Uffz Ewald Pape. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
807 Horst, KarlOfwFl.ü.G.-1Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430641 (20% dam 1/16/44)Pilot BadgePilot reported killed when his A-7 overturned on landing at the Koblenz airfield on 16 January, 1944 while on a delivery flight.
808 Hosmann, KarlFw82/JG-77 (2/43), 1/JG-77 (4/43)Bf 109G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1943 (Magnus). One known victory, his first, a B-25 in N. Africa on 8 February, 1943. Two additional Desert victories, a Spitfire and a P-40 on 7 March, 1943. On 10 March, 1943, he downed two Kittyhawks. His 5th, a Spitfire on 7 April, 1943. his 6th, a Spitfire on 16 April, 1943. His 7th, a Boston III on 26 April, 1943. His 8th, a P-40 on 4 May, 1943.
809 Hött, KarlFw36/JG-26 (7/44 to 5/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170978 "Brown 2" (dam), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400207 "Black 2" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 January, 1945, shot down in "Black 2" by his own flak at Stenenbaak, NW of Brielle. He bailed from 650 feet and suffered a severe head injury and was taken to a Rotterdam hospital (DeSwart). WIA 19 August, 1944 in "Brown 2" during aerial combat with 3 P-51s. His parachute on fire, he was unable to bail out, and evaded the three and landed at Epinoy with severe burns. His three victories; a Lancaster at Hengelo Netherlands on 23 December, 1944, a P-47 N of Liege on 24 December, 1944, and a damaged Spitfire near Elsdorf on 23 April, 1945. His wingmen, Uffz Rudolf Bellmann (KIA 22 April, 1945), Uffz Johannes Schlimper (KIA 29 April, 1945). His last mission, 4 May, 1945. Flugbuch. Alternate spelling: Hoett.
810 Hottenrott, WalterFw7/2/1916Düsseldorf6/KG-55 (Chartres)He 111P-4 Werk # 2908 "G1 + HP" (lost 5/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 May, 1941; sd (exploded in the air) at Ltwyn Knottia Farm, Wrexham by a Defiant of No.256 Sq, piloted by F/Lt D.West. The entire crew buried Cannock Chase, Block 5, Row 15, he at Grave 359. Remaining crew (KIA): Obs Uffz Paul Götze, Grave 355; R/O Uffz Karl Gerstle, Grave 353 and Engr Ofw Hermann Reese, Grave 360.
Cannock Chase
811 Hübenthal, GüntherUffzHalle4/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5428 "U5 + FM" (lost 2/16/43) Class ? Glider Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 16 February, 1943; sd and crashed in flames at sea, at Port Eynon, by Beaufighter Night Fighter of RAF No.125 Sq., piloted by W/Cmdr Clerke or pilots F/Lt Bill Jameson & P/O Harold Newton. Remaining crew: Obs Ogefr Kurt Brand (KIA, bur Cannock Chase, Block 7, Row 8, Grave 198); R/O Uffz Karl Hochmuth (MIA) and Engr Gefr Hans Krause (MIA).
Cannock Chase
812 Hübenthal, Karl HeinzGefr2/29/192410/JG-2Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550909 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 11 April, 1944 near Rouveroy Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 56/461. Source: A. Rosseels.
Lommel, Belgium
813 Huber, KarlUffz26/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Two known victories, both Spitfires on 23 May, 1940, no location.
814 Hüber, Karl5/7/1920Dornbirn, AustriaStfkpt ??KIA 14 April, 1945 during aerial combat; crashed near the Brick Works in Pottenbrunn at St Pölten. Source: Kurt Rieder. Note: The daughter of Karl Hüber, Inga Taylor, when discovering this entry in 2013, wished to thank Kurt Rieder for providing this information. I had misplaced his address.
815 Huber, KarlUffz10/14/19/23Bergen3(F)/123Ju 88D Werk # Unk (lost 6/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC at Languidic Fr. on 6 June, 1944, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (bur Pornichet Cem, Blk 2, Row 17): FhjOfw Karl Winkelmann (geb 3/25/1913 Eichstadt, bur Gr 540), Obs; Ofw Leonard Kops (geb 2/12/1917 Gereonsweiler, bur Gr 539), R/O and Uffz Karl Mentberger (geb 9/18/1921 Knittefeld, bur Gr 538), Gnr. Pilot Uffz Huber buried in Grave 537 (absa3945).
816 Hüber, Karl FriedrichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 3/45)Fw 190D-9Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze"New Growth" pilot.
817 Hübl, Kurt KarlUffz37/JG-51Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim NW of Wattrn on 11 July, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at London on 7 September, 1940. His 3rd (under the name Karl), a Hurricane at Dungeness on 14 September, 1940.
818 Hübsch, OskarFw4/22/1923Eulau bei Bodenbach8/NJG-4 (Mainz-Finthen)Ju 88G-1 (most likely) lost 11/1/44 Night Fighter Operational Claps KIC with his crew, in a mid-air collision 1 November, 1944, at Elsheim by Mainz-Finthen. Remaining crew (positions unk): Uffz Otto Dahmen and Fw Karl Friedrich Mäkel. The deceased are buried in the War Cem at Mainz Haiptfriedhof, Blk 72b, Row 5; Fw Hübsch Gr 3, Uffz Dahmen Gr 4 and Fw Mäkel Gr 5 (D.Drury). Positions being unknown, Fw Hübsch was selected as the pilot.
819 Hueck, KarlUffz188/JG-3Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13294 "Black 13 + I" (lost 9/12/42), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14809 (lost 3/2/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 March, 1943 at Wernchnij-Bichkein when his Wk# 14809 exploded while strafing a truck. On 12 September, 1942, he was sd during aerial combat near Stalingrad; pilot returned. One known victory, a Soviet MiG-1 W of Tundutov and an I-180 E of Zarigorskiy on 30 August, 1942. Two MiG-1s 10 km NE of Dubovka on 11 September, 1942. A MiG-1 12 km E of Stalingrad on 16 September, 1942. A MiG-1 10 km N of Petretuki and two LaGG-3s 10 km N of Kotluban, on 18 September, 1942. An Il-2 2 km E of Stalingrad on 28 September, 1942. Nos. 10 & 11, two MiG-3s in the Grjasnaja/Solyanoy areas on 2 October, 1942. A 12th & 13th, an Il-2 30 km SW of Baskowskoye and a MiG-3 8 km NE of Baskowskoye on 9 October, 1942. A 14th, a MiG-3 1 km NE of Atamaskiye on 17 October, 1942. A 15th, an Il-2 NNE of Morosovskaya on 29 December, 1942. A 16th, a MiG-3 N of Oblinskaya on 31 December, 1942. A 17th, an Il-2 10 km E of Kamensk on 17 January, 1943. An 18th, a Pe-2 E of Kramakorskaya on 12 February, 1943. Alternate spelling: Hück.
820 Hulshof, KarlAerial combat, western Europe "42-45Ju 88Bomber or Observer Operational ClaspSource: Wings Palette-Pilots. This is most likely, Karl Theodor, next record.
821 Hülshoff, Karl Theodor "Kurt"Obstlt5/22/190911Stfkpt 3/NJG-2 (10/40), Kdr I/NJG-2 (11/40), Kdr NJG-2 (11/41), Kdr NJG-102 (6/44 to end)Bf 110, Ju 88C Werk # Unk "R4 + AA" (11/40) in 3/NJG-2, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0845 (60% dam 8/12/41), Ju 88C-4, Ju 88G, Do 17Z
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Hampden near Dishforth the night of 20-21 October, 1940. A 2nd, a Wellington the night of 23 November, 1940, no location. Two other victories, his 3rd & 4th, a Wellington 50 km E of Bridlington and a Hampden 30 km N of Scarborough on 8 April, 1941. He crashed his C-2 at Steenbergen Holland on 12 August, 1941; shot down by S/Ldr Stephen Harbourne of RAF No. 234 Sq. (DeSwart). Remaining crew (survived w/wounds): Ofw Willi Meyer, R/O and Ofw Paul Licht, Gunner (Rosseels). Another known victory, a Wellington on 28 August, 1942. His 11th victory, a B-17 at Insel Lolland on 9 October, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 24 victories.
822 Hummel, GabrielOfw7/23/1913Aulndorf WittenburgWetterkundungsstaffel Wekusta 5/Ob.d.L.(Vaernes 1/41)He 111H-5 Werk # 3824 "1B + CH" (lost 1/20/41), Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1221 "1B + NH" (lost) Meteorological Operational Clasp KIC 22 December, 1941 in Wk# 1221 on a non-operational flight, making an emergency landing at sea south of Hitra Norway, due to engine problems and icing. Remaining crew (all KIC): Reg.Rat Dr. Ernst Westermann, Observer and Ofw Paul Keller, R/O. An un-named mechanic was rescued. Emergency landing in mountaineous terrain, at Storskarven, 50km east of Trondheim, near Vaernes Norway on 20 January, 1941. Remaining crew: Hptm Wolfgang Zechiel, Stfkpt Wekusta 5 (WIA); Reg.Rat Paul Korthe (or Kothe) (WIA); Uffz Richard Gerber, Mech. and Fw Karl Schaum, R/O. All crew returned to base. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Ofw Hummel and Dr. Westerman are listed as "Missing at Sea", and are remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
823 Hunger, HeinrichLt10/28/1918WeimarStab/KG-2 (5/40)Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2880 "U5 + BA" (lost 4/16/41), Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2895 "U5 + KA" (lost 8/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/29/40)
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 14 August, 1941: Wk# 2895 was shot down by AA fire while attacking rail targets near Novgorod and crashed into the Volkhov River. The crew bailed safely but wind blew them into enemy territory. German troops occupied Novgorod the next day and found the bodies of Hunger and his R/O, Uffz Joachim Grützner. Kloye and Berthold are still listed as MIA. Wk# 2880 was shot down 16 April, 1941 by AA fire near Larissa, force landing in enemy territory but the crew reached German lines unharmed. Remaining crew: Fw Albert Kloye, Obs; Uffz Joachim Grützner, R/O and Uffz Karl Wolf Berthold, Flt Engr.. 142 combat missions.
824 Hunger, HelmutFw3/26/19171/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5472 (lost 12/2/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 2 December, 1942, his Do 217 crashed at Het Broek Holland, 3 km north of Gilze Rijen, cause unknown, Hunger buried Ysselsteyn CQ-6-150. Remaining crew (KIC, all buried Ysselsteyn): Uffz Josef Henkel, geb 10/22/19, bur CQ-7-151; Gefr Heinz Pröhl, geb 4/10/21, bur CQ-7-152 and Uffz Karl Hoegen, geb1/14/20, bur CQ-7-153. (DeSwart & Graves Found)
825 Husser, FritzOfw2IV/JG-1, 8/JG-1Bf 109G-6/R6, Fw90A-4 Werk # 583 "White 10"
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st (in "White 10"), a B-17 on 22 June, 1943. A 2nd B-17 (e.V.) W of Delmenhorst on 25 June, 1943. On 28 July, 1943, "White 10" was lost when Uffz Karl Knespel crashed and was killed.
826 Hütten, KarlHptm d.Resv.2/15/1917Kempten KrefeldStfkpt 5(F)/122 (9/43-??/44)Do 17 P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
827 Hüttinger, Karl HansObltIV/KG-1 (5/42 S.U., 8/43 per Jager Blatt)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6253 "??" (lost 5/15/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a collision with Ju 88A-5 Wk# 3625, piloted by Hptm Karl Heinz Lüdecke (KIFA) 15 May, 1942 near Ssineserka (Ju 88 Loss List & Jager Blatt 2/1998.
828 Iden, HaraldUffzIV/NJG-6Ju 88Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC between 24 & 27 April, 1944 after experiencing engine trouble, crashing north of Reichartshausen, NW of Pipinsreid. Remaining crew(KIC): Ogefr Karl Haubner, R/O and a Bettinger, Gunner. All the crew were buried in Pipinsreid. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
829 Ihle, HansUffzSachsen9/JG-51 (12/42 S.U.), JGr Ost (Liegnitz)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6727 (25% dam 12/16/42),Bf 109G Werk # 411422 "White 13" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds on 16 December, 1942 in Wk# 6727; crashed at Dugino due to enemy fire. Shot down in "White 13" with injuries on 22 August, 1944 by Tiefenburg-Schlechen. A comrade and friend of Karl Heinz Nebel; now lives in Australia (1998). Jager Blatt 1/1998 & 2/2001.
830 Irle, KarlUffz9/JG-300Bf 109G-6/AS (lost 9/26/44 in the Haltern area)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
831 Ischinger, KarlHptm3/24/1910StuttgartStffüh 1(F)/121 (10/40, 6/43 Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1451 "8H + KH" (of 1(F)/33) (lost 10/1/43)DK-G (6/24/43), EP (12/7/42), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew 1 October, 1943; failed to return from a mission to clear the Island of Corsica coastline of enemy shipping. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Ebert, Obs; Uffz Tischler, R/O and Gefr Gerhart Krempig, Flt Engr (LOCS, Ju 88 Loss List & Jason Farrow/letter by Ischinger to the Father of Gefr Krempig).
832 Jäckel, Martin Friedrich KarlFw2/17/1912Wussow/Pommern15(Z)/LG-1 Bf 110C-1 Werk # Unk "L1 + KV" (lost 8/31/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA the night of 31 August/ 1 September, 1940 during aerial combat over England, crashing near Edenbridge (Bf 110 Loss List). His gunner, Flg Heinz Karl Gerhard Rösler (8/29/1919 Lindenberg), also KIA. Both buried at Cannock Chase, Block 9, Collective Grave 34 (Joe Potter Grave Search). Added: more precise crash location, Hosey Wood, 1.5.miles south of Brasted, Kent (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
833 Jacob, EduardHptm9/24/1911Soest2 11/KG-30 ('41), Stfkpt 3/NJG-2 (10/43), 2/NJG-6 (1/45 Hailfingen) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 720095 (lost 1/22/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620403 "2Z + EK" (lost 1/3/45) RK

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 was reported sd near Oppenheim on the night of 2/3 January, 1945. Three of the crew , including the pilot bailed safely, the R/O was killed. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Vogelhauer (or Vogelhuber), Obs (bail); Uffz Günter Ferth, R/O (KIA) and Ogefr Helmuth Pieper, Gnr (bail). Injured when his Ju 88C-6 crashed at the Deelen Holland airfield on 21/22 January, 1944, cause unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, a B-17 NE of Mergentheim on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Halifax 2 km S of Harzburg on 22 October, 1943. His victories may be as high as 4 (Boiten). Deceased 27 September, 1995. Added: Hptm Jacob was injured in the 22 January crash at Deelen. His Gnr, Fw K.Weinschenk survived, disposition unknown. R/O, Ofw Helmut Rietscher (geb 12/31/1917), was killed, and buried Ysselsteyn, BM-4-82 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
834 Jaeckel, Karl HeinzUffz1/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8800 (10% dam 6/21/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Bugatyj on 21 June, 1942 due to a fuel shortage. Source: Bf 109 Loss List
835 Jaeger, KonradOfw9/25/19131/KG-66Ju 88S-1 Werk # 300647 "Z6 + KH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 June, 1944; failed to return from a mission, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Pforr, geb 12/24/1923, Obs and Uffz Werner Seolz, geb 3/14/1922, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
836 Jäger, ErwinUffz4/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142038 "4D + HM" (lost 5/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1942 after being shot down by a Russian P-40 at Odezh-Javr, 5 km N of Notozero. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hermann Humbert, Observer (Retd unhurt); Ogefr Karl Kümmel, R/O (MIA); and Gefr Erich Weidlich, Gunner (KIA). Jager Blatt 5/2002.
837 Jäger, KarlFwStab/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360215 "F1 + DX" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost after making an emergency landing in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9944 on 22 July, 1942, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
838 Jäger, Karl HeinzFw1(F)/120 (1/43), 1(F)/124 (12/43)Ju 88D-1EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp in Silver (12/11/43)POW who survived the war. Weitze Docs on line
839 Jägermann, KarlUffz3/StG-1 (Med)Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5536 "A5 + LL" (lost 10/1/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 1 October, 1941, probably due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
840 Jahnke, Karl HeinzFw6/7/1916Stralsund3(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0559 "4U + EL" (lost 3/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer, Oblt Rudolf Schleissner, and two other unnamed crew, crashing at La Corbiere, the Jersey Islands, 14 March, 1941 after aerial combat (Ju 88 Loss List & D.Drury).
841 Jakubasch, KarlUffz2/NSGr-2 (Reich Def West)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 132356 "D3 + HK" (lost 2/10/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported. LW Loss Report & Ju 87 Loss List
842 Jandke, GerhardLt3/KG-54Ju 88A Werk # 1226 "B3 + GL" (lost)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a force landing crash 2 km southwest of Tour en Bessin, near Caen, the night of 23/24 April, 1944, during the return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Remaining crew: Uffz Bernard Frank, Observer (WIA); Uffz Horst Seeck, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Karl Wolle, Gunner (KIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
843 Janke, KarlMaj2/7/1912Sparsen bei Neustettin8/StG-2 (5/39), 9/StG-2, Stfkpt 5/StG-2, 7/StG-2, LKS-9Ju 87 RK(11/16/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/40)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Approximately 500 missions destroying 5000 BRT, 32 tanks, 3 armored trains and 3 important bridges.
844 Janning, Karl HeinzOgefr2/JG-26 (4/43 USSR)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2485 "Yellow 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 6 April, 1943 during takeoff on a non-operational flight from Dno.
845 Jansen, AlfredLt8/KG-54He 111P "B3 + ?S" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, after crash landing at Morkhoven. Remaining crew: Gefr Karl Götz (POW-MIA), Obs; Ogefr Herbert Wittchen (POW-WIA), R/O and Flg Ludwig Dallmeier (POW), Gunner. Götz and Wittchen, both wounded, were returned after Belgium capitulated. Source: A. Rosseels & Wings to Victory.
846 Janz, KarlUffz12/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12841 "Brown 3" (lost 6/8/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 8 June, 1942 at the Maksinowo airfield, cause not reported.
847 Javurek, KarlFw14/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), 6/JG-2 (9/44 Nidda)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13447 "White 1 + -" (lost 8/25//42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413593 or 594 (lost 9/25/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured when he bailed from his G-6 at Dauernheim due to technical difficulties. MIA briefly 25 August, 1942 at Stalingrad, cause unknown (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 31 August, 1942.
848 Jeismann, Karl HeinzLtJG-105 (12/43 Chartres, Fr.), 3/JG-105 (1/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspAnnoyed that he did not see any action, like so many of the "new Growth" pilots. He served with Ruthard von Richthofen in Dec, 1943. He wrote about his friend Richthofen in a Jager Blatt 6/1997/1998.
849 Jenning, Karl FriedrichLt10/1/1922Schwerin2/StG-3 (12/42)Ju 87 EK 2(12/16/42)
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
850 Jerz, HansOblt4/7/1920Waldsee 5(F)/122 (1/42 Gostkino S.U.), 2/NJG-6 (4/45 Gross Sachsenheim) Ju 88D-5 in 5(F)/122), Ju 88G-6 Werk # unk (lost 4/17/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (2/3/42), Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Pilot & crew reported MIA 17 April, 1945 at Trügleben, W of Gotha, pilot buried Friedhof Hörselgau, 4km SW of Trügleben, no further detail. Remaining crew (MIA): R/O Uffz Otto Prokop (bur Friedhof Hörselgau); R/O 2 Uffz Klaus Pauly and Gnr Uffz Karl Staufer. Added: Earlier, on 17 January, 1942, Oblt Jerz was WIA by combat damage in the vicinity of Gostkino airfield, Russia. No further detail. (D.Drury
851 Jessen, Karl HeinzUffz10/JG-4 (Biblis)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490396 "Black 5" (dam 11/2/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 331497 "Black 8" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat at Feulen Luxembourg?. He bailed but remained listed as MIA (JG-4 List). His "Black 5" damaged in aerial combat on 2 November, 1944, no location reported. He was uninjured (JG-4 List).
852 Jettner, KarlFhrIII/JG-6Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785821 "White 4"Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 December, 1944, reason and place unknown. Mombeek MIA List.
853 Joachim, GeorgOfwKG-200 (utilizing captured ac)Captured B-17s and B-24's, B-17F-90-BO (USAAF # 42-30146) "A3 + CE" (lost 2/9/45)Bomber Operational ClaspServed asKIFA while serving as Co-pilot for Ofw Karl Knappenschneider on 9 February, 1945 when their ac exploded on takeoff from Echterdingen airfield, killing ten passengers and all but two of the crew. See Ofw Knappenschneider for further detail (D.Drury).
854 Joachim, PiusOfwWekusta 76 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3122 "5Z + DA" (or OA?) (lost 12/24/41) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA 24 December, 1941 when he failed to return from a Mariupol Ukraine weather mission. Remaining crew: Wetterdienst Karl Heinz Schwinckendorf, Obs (MIA); Uffz Reinhold Tanz, R/O (POW) and Uffz Rudolf Menz, Flt Engr (MIA). No VDK matches; K.H.Schwinckendorf is commemorated in the War cem at Charkow, Ukraine (D.Drury).
855 Jochim, KarlFw9/21/191812/JG-3 (Schachten)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464106 "Blue 14" (lost 12/2/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-47's of 56FG, crashed 13km south of Beerfelden.
856 Jochimsen, TheodorOblt2/21/19132/KG-40 (8/42 Vaernes)Fw 200C-2/U4 Werk # 0090 "F8 + ?K" (lost 8/29/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 29 August, 1942: crashed after takeoff at Värnes Norway on an operational flight. Heavy winds forced the heavily loaded ac to the ground shortly after takeoff (Flyvrak Norway). Remaining crew (all KIA): Fw Otto Schorer, Co-pilot; Fw Josef Hauk, R/O; Uffz Karl Vilmer, 2nd R/O; Uffz Felix Weisner, Gunner and Fw Heinz Wagner, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. All are buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim.
857 Johanssen, Karl-LudwigLt5/15/1921Kiel59III/NJG-4, I/NJG-6Bf 110

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EK1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
Although a radio operator, he did achieve three victories the night of 15 March, 1945, using the rear mounted MG 131. He flew 68 Night missions and participated in 59 victories, all as Martin Beckers RO except one mission. Deceased 11 August, 2009. Photo
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Captain Becker, commander in a night fighter wing, and his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, brought down to a crash 9 four-engine bombers on the night of 14 to 15 March. When Captain Becker, after the 6 kill could not continue to shoot due to a gun jam, his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, destroyed 3 more Anglo-American bombers.
858 John, ErichFw6/Ln.Flg.Versuchs KompHe 111H Werk # 3548 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 April, 1942; crashed at Kristiansand Norway on a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Ofw Kurt Jennewein, Co-pilot; Hptm Helmut Frank, Observer; Uffz Karl Heinz Kunnert, R/O and Uffz Hermann Lorenz, Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
859 John, KarlOblt6/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 werk # 4146 "B3 + DP" (lost 9/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew at Vogesen 10 September, 1940, shot down by enemy fighters (Ju 88 Loss List).
860 John, SiegfriedOfw4/KG-3 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4632 "5K + AM" (lost 4/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 12 April, 1942 at Pjeno-Toropjetz, (Tver Oblast ?), Russia, probably due to flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (dispo unk): Ofw Karl Benker (or Becker), Obs; Uffz Herbert Berndt (or Berudt), R/O and Uffz Johann Adler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
861 Johnen, Karl HeinzFwI/JG-1 (5/41 Düsseldorf), 2/JG-1 (5/42 Reich Def)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 3520 "White 2" , Bf 109F-4/Z Werk # 7428 (50% dam 5/24/42) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in Werk # 7428 on 24 May, 1942 making an emergency landing at Jever due to engine trouble. Werk # 3520 later became the mount of Gerd Wennekers, and was 65% damaged when it ran out of fuel on 29 January, 1942, while serving in 8/JG-1.
Early 1942 Jever
862 Jonas, KarlUffzII/SKG-10 (3/43), II/SG-4 (Italy)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1079 (lost 3/8/43), Fw 190G-3 Werk # 181667 "Black G" (lost 11/28/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 28 November, 1943 over Italy, cause unknown. WIA 8 March, 1943 in his A-5 during aerial combat near St Lo; bailed safely. Alternate spelling: Jonass.
863 Jordan, ErichObltII/KG-4He 111P-4 Werk # 2947 "5J + DC" (lost 6/19/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 19 June, 1940; sd off the SE coast of England during one of the first night raids against England. The ac was forced to land in shallow water, and the remaining crew were also captured. Remaining crew: Obstlt Dietrich Freiherr von Massenbach (Kdr II/KG-4), Obs; Ofw Max Leimer, R/O and Fw Karl Amberger, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: The He 111 was sd by a Blenheim of No.23, piloted by F/Lt Raymond Duke-Woolley. The Wk# may have been 8747 (D.Drury).
864 Jordan, KarlLt4/JG-11 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164960 "White 7" (lost 7/1/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 July, 1944 during aerial combat in the area of Valenciennes. Source: L. Wiegels.
865 Josko, HeinzOfw8/17/1913Berlin1(F)/129BV 222C-10 (aka V-10) Werk # 310010 "TB + QN" (lost 2/8/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 February, 1944 while flying Co-Pilot for Hptm Karl Schmutzler, when their ac was sd during a night test flight, by a Moaquito of No.157 Sq., crashing near Lake Biscarrosse, Landes, France. Ofw Josko buried at the Ger War Cem Berneuil Fr., Blk 4, Row 18, Gr 832. Remaining crew detail found under Hptm Karl Schmutzler. Source: D.Drury
866 Jost, KarlLtII/SG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130874 (lost 10/23/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 23 October, 1943, return fire from enemy aircraft at Wassilkow, no mention of crew injuries. ju 87 Loss List
867 Juhasz, KarlUffz5/4/1925Köflach9/KG-1 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3262 "V4 + KT" (lost 4/7/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew on 7 April, 1942 at Jaswh-Reezylowat, cause unknown, one other WIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The place of death is given as Ilmensee, but other sources refer to the Lovat River in the vicinity of Jaswy, a Russian city no longer existing. Jaswy was located near the city of Demyansk. Remaining crew: Ofw Max Artur Hodes (KIA); Uffz Herbert Kirchner, R/O (WIA, returned to his unit) and Uffz Fritz Sporkert, Gnr (KIA, no known grave). Uffz Juhasz and Ofw Hodes are believed buried among the "unknowns" in Korpowo Cem., Russia (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Juhass.
868 Junge, MichelOblt4/7/1915ElmshornStfkpt 14(Z)/LG-1 Channel) Bf 110D Werk # 3306 "L1 + FK" (dam 8/13/40 & lost 9/4/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp He and Uffz Karl Bremser (geb 5/24/1914 Emmerich) were KIA 4 September, 1940 during aerial combat crashing at Upper Common, Netley, near Dorking, Surrey; buried jointly at Brookwood Mil Cem, Surrey, Plot 15, Row A, Gr 1 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). This same ac was damaged 13 August, 1940 during aerial combat 20km west of Bournemouth, his R/O, Gefr Alfred Haas being wounded, pilot OK (Bf 110 Loss List).
869 Jungenitz, Karl HeinzUffz9/15/19224/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210199 (lost 1/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 January, 1945; sd by his own flak at Obersülzen, buried Grünstadt.
870 Jürges, FritzFw1/KG-55 He 111P Werk # 6305 "G1 + BH" (lost) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 25 September, 1940 after making a force landing at Westfield Farm, Studland, near Swanage, Dorset at 12:10 hours. During his mission over Filton, he was attacked by a Hurricane of RAF No.238 Sq, piloted by P/O J.S.Wigglesworth and a Spitfire of RAF No.609 Sq, piloted by P/O J.Curchin. Remaining crew (all POW): Hptm Karl Köthke, Observer; Gefr Rudolf Weisbach, R/O; Flg Otto Müller, Gunner and Uffz Josef Altrichter, Mech. Altrichter, mortally wounded in the hip, died later that same day, buried CC Plot 7, Row 5, Grave 122.. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: The crash, and burial, of Uffz Altricher was witnessed by the Mother of contributor, Paul Rew 10/2002).
Cannock Chase
871 Just, KarlFhjUffz7/JG-2, 1/JG-6 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960274 "White 15" (lost 12/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 December, 1944, crashing near Plaineveaux Belgium, cause not given. Source: A. Rosseels JG-6 List.. The JG-6 List suggests he was shot down over Aachen.
872 Jüttner, KarlUffzIII/JG-52 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464158 (lost 3/20/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 March, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported.
873 Kabus, Karl HeinzUffz7JG-52, 3/JG-11 (2/45 Strausberg)Fw 190A-8 "Yellow 8" (70% dam 12/23/44), Fw 190A "Yellow 11" (injured; overturned on landing at Larz on 4/25/45), Fw 190A "Yellow 2" (belly landing at Gatow 4/19/45 due to flak), Fw 190A-9 "Yellow 7" in JG-11
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 September, 1943. His MIA status was in error, as he was thought to be entombed at Kruft. The grave was later determined to be that of Fhr Egon Kaluza. One known victory, a P-47 at the Eifel on 23 December, 1944. Aftre this engagement, he made a belly landing at Mannheim-Sandhofen (uninjured). His 2nd victory, a Yak-9 S of Zellin on 10 February, 1945. His 3rd, a Yak-9 E of Kienitz on 23 March, 1945. His 4th & 5th, an Il-2 and a Boston NW of Letschau on 16 April, 1945. His 6th, an Il-2 E of Meindenberg on 18 April, 1945. His 7th, a Pe-2 E of Lowenberg on 23 April, 1945. Survived the war, living in Berlin in 1997.
874 Kadelke, Wolff DietrichLt.5/21/19212/KG-40 (Channel)Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspCo-Pilot Kadelke MIA 18 July, 1941; failed to return from a mission over the Atlantic NW of Ireland while attacking Convoy OB346. Remaining crew (MIA): Maj Fritz Fliegel, Pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz Johann Kothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
875 Kades, KarlOfw15/NJG-3, 11/NJG-5Bf 110, Ju 88 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 April, 1944 at Weisswasser, O/L Jagen; shot down by an Allied fighter during a transit flight. Source: T. Boiten.
876 Kaessner, KarlUffz12/11/1920III/KG-3 (Münster - Handorf)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300196 (lost 10/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 October, 1943 during aerial combat at Petershagen Hävern, buried Diepholz Grave 26-28. Remaining crew: Obs Ogefr Hams Raum (9/26/1923, bur Diepholz Gr 26-28); R/O Uffz Hans Göppert (12/1/1922, bur Diepholz Gr 26-28) and Gnr Ogefr Erich Groth (no data).
877 Käferle, KarlUffz27/JG-26 (10/42 Wevelghem), 6/JG-54 (9/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5631 "White 6" (lost 10/42), Ju W34 Courier AC (lost) in 6/JG-54 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 April, 1944 while on a courier flight, location unknown. WIFA in his A-4 on 11 October, 1942, in JG-26, he collided on takeoff with his wingman, Lt Walter Meyer in Wk# 0660. Both were injured and both AC were destroyed. Meyer was severely injured. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 14 September, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 5 November, 1943.
878 Kahler, FranzUffz3/KG-27 (Russia)He 111H-6 Werk # 4883 "HG + ML" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 December, 1942 east of Tschertkowo, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Hans Nordmann, Observer, Fw Karl Schneider, wireless operator, Ogefr Hans Hille, gunner and Uffz Werner Wagner, mechanic.
879 Kahra, KarlHptm9/29/1909WindheimStfkpt 8/KG-40 Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0045 "F8 + HS" (lost 4/11/42) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 11 April, 1942 shortly after takeoff at Rennes, crashing SE of the airfield, on an operational mission. Remaining crew: Hptm Johannes Deutschmann (geb 9/19/1911 Kuchelberg)(KIC), Uffz Heinz Thiele (KIC), Ofw Ernst Schwarz (KIC), Hptm Herbert Burnmeister (WIC), Ofw Helmut Peitsch (WIC) and Uffz Wilhelm Hefatz (WIC). Added: All buried at Mont-de-Huisnes France, Vault 10: Kahra Gr 27, Deutschmann Gr 16, Thiele Gr 5 and Schwarz Gr 38 (D.Drury & LOCS).
880 Kaiser, HelmutLt8/25/1921Stab/KG-26 (Sola) He 111H-6 Werk # 4942 "1H + FA" (lost 4/2/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 2 April, 1942, shot down over the North Atlantic by British ship fire. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Gottfried Strauch, Observer; Uffz Fritz Siebering, R/O and Ogefr Karl Krüger, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
881 Kaiser, KarlOfw15/NJG-4Bf 110, Ju 88 EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20/21 April, 1944 in a crash at Meulan, 50 km NW of Paris, possibly shot down by an RAF No. 141 Sq. Mosquito piloted by F/Lt H.E. White. Source: T. Boiten.
882 Kaiser, KarlUffz3/JG-11Fw 190A-7/R6 Werk # 642982 (lost 3/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 2 March, 1944; overturned on landing at Roth, near Nürnberg. Source: L. Wiegels.
883 Kaiser, KarlUffzII/JG-300 (8/44), 7/JG-300 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/24/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 (dam 9/11/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Eisenach, bailed safely with injuries. Added: The A-8 lost 24 August, 1944, crashed at Senotin, CZ,, believed sd by a P-51 of 325FG, piloted by 2/Lt Robert H.Brown (F.Braun).
884 Kalbfleisch, FritzOfw3/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5432 "U5 + DL" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 25 March, 1943; believed to have taken AA fire at 1200 feet and slammed into a hill at Trowuptown, Madan Law, Cheviot Hills. Remaining crew (all KIA): Ogefr Karl Lahr, Observer, EK 2; Uffz Walter Frank, wireless operator, EK 2; and Ogefr Friedrich Freyh, gunner, EK 2. The crew were buried in the German Military Cemetery, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Cannock Chase
885 Kaletsch, Karl WilhelmFw4/16/1915MarburgStab/KG-2 Do 17Z-3 Werk # 4230 "U5 + GA" (lost 8/11/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 11 August, 1941 when he collided with a Do 17P-1, piloted by Oblt Walter Lahnor of 2(F)/11, in the Novgorod Russia area. Remaining crew: Lt Horst Doermer, Obs; Fw Edmund Diederich, R/O and Gefr Franz Bartos, Flt Engr. Fw Kaletsch and Lt Doermer believed buried in the War Cem at Korpovo among the unknowns. Gefr Bartos buried Korpovo 7/1/30. Fw Diederich is commemorated in the War Cem Korpovo (D.Drury).
886 Kaltenmark, RomanOfw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-906He 115B Werk # 2407 "8L + BH" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Map Quadrant 27 East/4770. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Horst Prüfner, Observer and Fw Karl Heinz Demel, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
887 Kalthöner, BernhardFw14/KGzbV-1 (Alborg)Ju 52/3mg4e Werk # 6306 "1Z + IY" (lost 4/16/40)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 16 April, 1940; carrying fuel barrels for delivery to Sola, this ac crashed into a cliff at the shore in Regeviga due to bad weather, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Ludwig Landstorfer, Uffz Karl Opitz and Uffz Peter Richter. All buried at Alfaset (Flyvrak Norway).
888 Kalwatz, KarlUffz1/JG-54Fw 190A-6 Werk# 470059 "White ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 February, 1945 during a belly landing due to engine failure, Pl.Qu. 18841.
889 Kalwellies, Heinz-KarlUffz5/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10378 "RF+FT" "Black ?" (lost 8/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA10 August, 1942 over the Smolensk-Nord S.U. airfield. Alternate spelling: Kallewies.
890 Kamp, Hans Karl Maj1/9/1918Essen233/ZG-76 (6/40), Stfkpt 7/NJG-4, Kdr III/NJG-4 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-301 (1/44), Kdr III/JG-300 (12/44)Bf 110C "M8 + HH" in 3/ZG-76 June, 1940, Bf 110E "3C + AR" in 7/NJG-4, Bf 110F-2, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5448 (lost 7/13/43; injured with R/O Fw Franz Stein, crashed at Eclaires due to engine fire) & Bf 110 Wk# 5527(lost 12/20/43) in NJG-4, Do 217 & Ju 88 in NJG-4, Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491253 (or 233) "Black << + I"(lost 12/31/44))
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 December, 1944 in his G-10 north of Hamburg; downed by a P-51. Shot down in Werk # 5527 "3C + AD" by Lancaster return fire on 20 December, 1943, crashing at Bougnez, krs. Malmedy. Buried Hanover-Seelhorst, Block 14/1253. The crew bailed, but not without injury to the R/O & Gunner. The other crew: Fw Franz Stein and Uffz Wilhelm Rürup. On 27 November, 1944, he lost a G-14 at Hattdorf/Harz. Injuries unknown. One known victory, a Hudson at Trondheim, 11 June, 1940. Another, a Wellington 26 km northeast of Laon on 22 November, 1942. A Wellington and a Halifax on 15 April, 1943. A Lancaster at St Arnoud on 2 May, 1944. A triple victory on 8 May, 1944; all three "4 mots", in the Bourges/Romorantin areas. A triple victory on 28 May, 1944; all three Lancasters, in the Brussels/Zottegem area. A "4 mot" N of Mailly-le-Camp on 28 June, 1944. Also flew Bf 110F "3C +AR" (Summer, 1942).
891 Kamp, Karl HeinzOblt69/NJG-4 (8/42), 7/NJG-4 (12/42), Stab III/NJG-4 (12/43)Bf 110, Ju 88EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Stirling on 25 August, 1942. A 2nd, a Stirling 24 km south of Floret on 21 December, 1942. A 3rd, a Halifax at Fürth on 8 March, 1943. A 4th, a Stirling 20 km northeast of Montmirail on 11 March, 1943. A 5th, a Halifax 200m W of Baugnez on 20 December, 1943. A 6th, a Lancaster at St. Arnoud on 1 May, 1944.
892 Kampe, KarlFw55/JG-27 (5/43), 4/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109GEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter operational Clasp
KIA 19 April, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory in Sicily, a B-17F 110 km northwest of Trapani on 31 May, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24 over Sicily on 2 July, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 at Bockenkirchen on 25 February, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 E of Freiburg on 18 March, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 at Lohr am Main on 13 April, 1944 (Perry Claims).
893 Känig, GeorgLt5/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110319 (lost 7/8/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 8 July, 1943 when his Kettenfuhrers (Oblt Karl Fitzner) ac exploded in flight, in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 61152, killing both crews. Fitzners ac was Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1075. Ju 87 Loss List
894 Kapp, Karl HeinzOblt9/20/192112 Stab II/JG-27 (5/43), 5/JG-27 (10/43), 4/JG-27 (2/44) Bf 109G-6 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 August, 1944 (Magnus). One known victory in Sicily, a B-17F at Map Quadrant 0984/13 East on 31 May, 1943. Another, his 2nd in Sicily, a B-24 20 km south southwest of Lecce on 2 July, 1943. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km southeast of Avola on 10 July, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 N of Kaiserslautern on 14 October, 1943. His 5th, a B-24 in the Bremen area on 20 December, 1943. A 6th, a P-47 on 11 February, 1944. His 7th, a P-38 SE of Ulm on 18 March, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 at Rheine in Oldenwald on 13 April, 1944. His 9th, a P-51 on 22 April, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-17 NE of Braunschweig on 29 April, 1944. A P-38 at Kaufbeuren on 20 July, 1944. A 12th, a B-17 at Attersee on 21 July, 1944.
895 Kaps, Karl HeinzLt12/15/1920Hadamer10/NJG-5 Ju 88C-2 Werk # 880764 "C9 + PU" (lost 5/19/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC with his Observer, Fw Johannes Meichsner and two other unnamed crew 1km NE of Neuvoison, near Rennes Fr., on 19 May, 1943, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crew detail (all bur Mont de Huisnes): Fw Johannes Meichsner (geb 2/9/1917 Zwickau), Obs, Vault 10, Gr 168 and Gefr Karl Brand (geb 3/31/1922 Hohenhausen), Mech, Vault 10, Gr 147. Lt Kaps buried Vault 11, Grave 9 (absa3945 & LOCS).
896 Kapsch, HermannOblt9/KG-77Do 17Z Werk # Unk (badly dam 7/3/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 3 July, 1940 during an operation over England (Dover possibly), by AA fire and/or fighters. He nursed his crippled ac back to France, location not reported. Remaining crew (WIA): Uffz Karl Schwarzbach, Obs; Gefr Kurt Thiemicke, R/O and Uffz Ernst Goldhorn, Flt Engr (D.Drury)..
897 Kapteina, KarlUffz192144/JG-3, 14/JG-3, 15/JG-3 (11/44)Fw 190A-8 "Sturmjäger" Werk # 682776 "Yellow 6" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A "New Growth" pilot, his 4 victories were: a P-38 on 17 December, 1944, a B-26 at Büllingen-Stavelot on 23 December, 1944, and two B-17s on 24 December, 1944, after which he was hit by return fire. He bailed out with severe burns and was taken prisoner, while in 15 Staffel..
898 Karl, ErnstOfwLKS-5, JG-104, EJG-1Bf 109G & Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspSurvived the war. Jager Blatt article.
899 Karl, GeorgLt6/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785607 "Red 2" (lost 12/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 December, 1944 during aerial combat in the St Vith area. Source: A. Rosseels & Bf 109 Loss List.
900 Karl, GerhardLt1/29/1922Benndorf bei Mausfeld, Harz9/JG-26 (joins 11/42; 8/43 Schiphol Holland)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20442 "Yellow 15" (lost 8/23/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
KIA 23 August, 1943 during aerial combat in "Yellow 15" with Spitfires at Hoornaar, 6 km NW of Gorinchem Holland. Buried in Holland Row 5, Grave # 404. 16 missions. He may have been credited with a shared victory (1/2) illegible on Bundesarchiv report.

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