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801 Hahn, Hans 'Assi'Maj4/14/1914Gotha108Bomber Pilot (1/40), Stfkpt 4/JG-2 (5/40), Kdr III/JG-2 (11/41), Kdr II/JG-54 (12/42 S.U.)Bf 109E "White 12", Bf 109E-4 (White 14" (8/40), Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5741 "<< + I" in III/JG-2, Fw 190A-2 Werk# 223 "<< + I" & Bf 109F-4 w III/JG-2, Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk# 13949 "White << + -" (lost 2/21/43)
RK(9/24/40)
EL(8/14/41)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 21 February, 1943, when he was shot down in Werk# 13949 southeast of Salutsche when in command of II/JG-54 (according to Russian sources by Soviet ace Lt. P Grazhdanikov). Member of Rotte Stotz. Plus 36 Unconfirmed. 4 Bombers. 560 missions, 68 victories in the West, 4 four engine bombers. In 4/JG-2, he flew Bf 109E-1, "White 1". In III/JG-2, he flew a Bf 109F-2, Werk# 5749. His 1st victory, a Hurricane at Gembloux, 14 May, 1940. Nos 2 & 3, a Hurricane and a Morane 406 at Tournai on 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Curtis ENE of Paris on 3 June, 1940. A 5th, a Hawk-75 at Roye on 6 June, 1940. Nos.7, 8 & 9, all Spitfires over Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 10th a Spitfire at Ashford on 4 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 and three Il-2s on 4 December, 1942. An La-5 and an Il-2 on 12 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 29 December, 1942. Four LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942. Four LaGG-3s and three LaGG-5s on 14 January, 1943. Three LaGG-5s on 23 January, 1943. Hahn had a pet bear "Wumm", with whom he boxed! Another nickname, "Vadder". sometimes associated with Hans von Hahn, perhaps mistakenly. A Russian POW for 7 years in Siberia. Deceased 18 December, 1982 in Munich.
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802 Hahn, Hans von 'Gockel'Maj8/7/1914Frankfurt am Main34Stfkpt 8/JG-53(9/39), Kdr I/JG-3(8/40 Colombert), Kdr II/JG-1(1/42), Stab/JG-5(10/42), Kdr JG-103 (7/43-3/45)Bf 109D & E-3 (39), Bf 109E-1 "Black <" as Kdr I/JG-3, Bf 109E-4 "Black 13" (8/40 Colombert), Bf 109E-4 "<<+", Bf 109F-2 Werk# 5458 "<<+"
RK(7/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a Hurricane 15 km northeast of Metz on 22 December, 1939, while in 8/JG-53. His 2nd, a LeO-451 at Chalons-dur-Marne on 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk 75 on 24 May, 1940. He may have "damaged" a Morane 406 and a Hawk-75 this same date SW of Compiegne. His 4th, a Curtis at Abbeville on 31 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Paris on 3 June, 1940, along with a "damaged" Morane 406. His 8th, a Spitfire in the London area on 5 September, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire N of London on 15 September, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the Thames on 7 October, 1940. Channel pilot. Von Hahn flew this AC in JG-3 on the Eastern Front in July, 1941. As part of Luftflotte IV, he provided fighter escort for KGs 51, 54 and 55 as they attacked Soviet airfields in the Northern sector along the Black Sea coast. Flew cover for Panzergruppe 1. He took command of JG-103 in July, 1943. In April of 1945, he was Commander of Jagdflieger Oberitalien. 300+ combat missions, 17 victories in the East. He is sometimes called by the nickname "Vadder" as is 'Assi' Hahn. Deceased 5 November, 1957 at Frankfurt im Main.

803 Hahn, Hans WilhelmGefr4/13/19226/JG-3 (Schiphol) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410101 "White 11" (lost 11/3/43) Fighter Operational Clasp His G-6 crashed at Zandvoort Holland, on Haarlem Weg, on 3 November, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: The pilot was killed in aerial combat. He is buried at Ysselsteyn, CW/1/18 (D.Drury).
804 Hahn, HeinzOfw4/KG-27He 111H-8 Werk # 3974 "1G + ZM" (lost 5/22/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 22 May, 1941; his low flying ac clipped the coastal cliffs in poor visibility and thn crashed at Chideock Farm, Chaldon Herring, Dorset. Remaining crew: Oblt Friedrich Wilhelm Bartels, Obs (POW); Ofw Heinrich Grimmel, R/O (POW); Hans Funk, Mech (KIC) and Gefr Konrad Köhler, Gnr (KIC). The two deceased are buried in Wareham Cem, Sec.B, Row O, Gr 40 & 41 respectively. Ofw Grimmel died in captivity 15 August, 1941, and is buried at CC, Plot 3, Row 2, Gr 46. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
805 Hahn, JoachimObstlt3/17/1903Hirschberg, SchlesienKüstenfluggruppe Kü.Fl.Gr 606Do 17Z-3 & Ju 88A-5
RK(10/21/40)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 3 June, 1942; surprised by two Spitfires, in a Geschwader utility ac, Bf 108B-1 Werk # 3021, in which Hahn was a passenger, in the Dieppe area, and downed into the Channel near Gamaches, SE of Le Treport. Hahn was killed along with Hptm Hans Weicksel, Pilot and Uffz Heinz Roller, Flt Engr.. Added: Obstlt Hahn buried at Champigny-St Andre, Blk 17, Row 22, Gr 1217 (D.Drury).
806 Haid, Johannes (H?)Lt11/24/19173/KG-3 (11/40) Do 17Z-2 Werk # 4203 5K + ?L" (lost 11/27/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 28 November, 1940 when his Do 17 crashed at Hellevoetslius Holland, cause and unknown. (DeSwart). Buried Lommel, Block 49/165 (Rosseels). Added: All four were killed and buried at LommelKattenbos. Remaining crew: Lt H.Rabe, Obs (Gr 49-115); Uffz A.Hitzek, R/O (Gr 49-181) and Gefr H.Juling, Gnr (Gr 49-187) (SGLO). Another source, Netherland Loss Registry, carries the pilot name as Lt H. Haid...the "H" may be for Hans or Hannes, short for Johannes.
Lommel, Belgium
807 Halbey, HansLt3 7/JG-27 (Med 1/43), 8/JG-1 (5/44 Paderborn), TO III/JG-1 (7/43), Stab 12/JG-1 (12/44 Volkel) Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 10021 "White 1 + ~" (90% dam 1/23/43), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10708 "White 7 + ~" (80 % dam, Emer landing near Apostioliano, serv fault, pilot OK), Bf 109G-6/R6 (7/43), Bf 109G-6 Wk# unk "White 23" (lost 2/22/44), Bf 109G-6 "Black 1" (lost 7/30/44; WIA, Spitfire combat near Nogent-le-Rotrau, bailed safely),Bf 109G-10/AS Werk # 490663 "Blue 5" (lost 12/25/44), Bf 109G-14
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 May, 1944 in 109G6/AS "Blk 13 + I" by shattered canopy glass during aerial combat at Rauischholzhausen with P-51s, one of which was his 2nd victory. Bailed safely. Crashed a G-6 at the Volkel Holland airfield on 22 February, 1944, cause engine fire, pilot OK (DeSwart). Uninjured in a force landing crash at the Kastelli airfield on 23 January, 1943 due to engine trouble. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Eupen-Simmerath on 24 February, 1944. A P-51 at Allendorf, NE of Giessen on 28 May, 1944. Another, a Spitfire (probably of No. 421 Sq.) between Maastricht and Cologne. He was shot down for the 5th time near Nettersheim on 25 December, 1944, and was able to bail out successfully. Flugbuch (9/42 to 2/45).
808 Halfmann, Johann 'Hans'Fw11/4/1917137/JG-54 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109 F-4, Bf 109G-2 "White 7", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15621 "White 11" (45% dam Katwijk 7/27/43), Fw 190A-8, Fw 190A-5/R2 Werk# (150)585 "Blk 5"(lost) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 23 January, 1944 in Werk# (150)585 at Ludwiglust. On 6 March, 1942 at the Siwerskaja S.U. airfield, Halfmanns Bf 109F-4 "White 7", did a "Kopfstand" (headstand) and was 30% damaged. He also flew another F-4, "White 2". On 27 July, 1943, he was wounded and his Bf 109G-6 sustained 45% damage at Vogelsang near Katwijk. Soviet Ace, Lt. Yegor Novikov, of the 191 Fighter Aviation Regt. fell victim to either Halfmann or Ostermann on 17 Sept., 1941, in an I-18. Another Soviet victory, an I-26 on 11 October, 1941. An I-16 Rata over Siverskaya airfield on 2 January, 1942. He was flying wingman for Karl Heinz Kempf. An I-18 on 16 February, 1942. An I-18 on 15 March, 1942. A Yak-1 on 25 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 June, 1942. A MiG-3 on 12 June, 1942. A P-40 on 14 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 27 August, 1942. One known bomber victory, a B-17 on 19 May, 1943. Another, a Typhoon W of Haarlem on 27 July, 1943.

Fw. Johann Halfmann's Bf 109 G-6 W.Nr. 15 621 'Weisse 11, 7./JG 54 at Katwijk, Holland 27 July 1943.
809 Hallen, WalterFwStab II/KG-30Ju 88A Werk # 301324 "4D + AC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Gefr Guido Frauscher, Observer; Uffz Hans Ueckermann, R/Oand Uffz Peter Ostler, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
810 Hallmann, HansUffz2/KG-30 (Italy)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300642 "4D + MK" (lost 11/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at La Maddelena harbor 24 November, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
811 Hamann, HansLt6/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140090 "L1 + HP" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Sardinia on 12 August, 1942 when he was shot down by Italian flak while returning from Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
812 Hambeck, HansFw4Erg/Jgr-Süd (Germany), 1/JG-27 (11/42), 12/JG-27 (2/45)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4811 (lost 7/30/42), Bf 109F & G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a non-operational crash at Hahnhofen due to a technical fault (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a P-40 southeast of Fuka N. Africa on 2 November, 1942. His 2nd, a B-24 south of Wiener Neustadt, 1 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 (HSS) near Grosspetersdorf, 2 November, 1943. His 4th, a Tempest SW of Achmer on 8 February, 1945.
813 Hammer, KurtLt66/JG-51 (Italy 12/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160758 (lost 12/28/43), Bf 109G-14 (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 November, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing in the Kisvasarhej Hungary area. He and Lt Hans Sieckenius died near each other on this date. WIA 28 December, 1943 during aerial combat south of Vicenza. One known victory, a B-24 at Uzice/Serbia on 6 June, 1944. Victory count is approximate (Magnus).
814 Hammer, OttoLt4/7/1916Köln10/NJG-6Bf 110F-4 Werk # 2717 (lost 9/3/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 3 September, 1943; crashed by Mamaia Romania due to engine failure. His crew member, R/O Uffz Hans Villing also perished. They were buried Constanza. Jager Blatt 1/2001.
815 Hammerdörfer, HansFw7/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140756 "3Z + LR" (lost 3/26/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew in the Algiers harbor 26 March, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
816 Hanke, Hans JoachimOfw5/KG-76Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
817 Hans, KarlUffz3/JG-300Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in an "off field" landing at Dornach on 21 July, 1944, no cause given. Source: JG-300 Loss List
818 Hans, KarlUffz1/31/1920BaabeUnkJu 88 Werk # Unk (lost 6/22/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 22 June, 1944 when his ac crashed into Forest Perseigne at St Paterne, no further detail. Also killed, Gefr Viktor Jank. Both are buried at Mont de Huisnes: Uffz Hans Vault 26, Gr146 and Gefr Jank Vault 29, Gr 136 (absa3945).
819 Hansen, Hans JürgenOfhr6/8/192411/JG-54, 14/JG-54, 15/JG-26 (3/45)Bf 109F in JG-54, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400255 (lost 3/15/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 March, 1945 during aerial combat with Spitfire XIVs of RAF No. 130 Sq. E of Münster at Osnabrück-Hardenstetten. One known victory, a P-47(?) W of Münster on 13 February, 1945.
820 Hansen, Hans PeterLt6/6/1923Stfkpt 9/JG-2 (Altenstadt 11/44)Fw 190A-9 Werk# 750157 "White 12" (lost 11/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 November, 1944; Aerial combat with a P-47 of 56FG, area of Hanau-Gelnhausen, crashing at Eidengesass. Buried Gelnhausen (Lost Aircraft Report). His entire name: Hans Peter Ernst Karl Hansen.
821 Hantel, HelmutOblt6/6/19228/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6412 "3U + FS" (lost 8/24/43)EP(1943)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1943 when he collided with another Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5203, piloted by Lt Günther Schumann, during aerial combat north of the Frisian Islands, and crashed into the North Sea. Both AC and crews were lost. Pilot Hantel washed ashore on Vejers Beach on 30 September, 1943 and was buried at Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 21, in Esbjerg on 10 October, 1943. His R/O, Uffz Hans Glasche has no known grave. (The Bf 110 Loss list suggests that the "Bf (Glasche?) OK") Source: Air War over Denmark. His EP date from the EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
822 Happatsch, Hans JoachimUffz202/JG-54 (5/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1250 "Black 11" (lost 7/9/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 July, 1943, cause and location unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 26 May, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a P-40 on 5 July, 1943. An Il-2 and a Boston on 7 July, 1943. Two Il-2s on 9 July, 1943.
823 Harbich, OttoUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr. 106 (Barth)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1301 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 20 September, 1941 during an operation, when he encountered heavy fog. The AC was heard circlingover Haerup, coming lower with each circle, when a wing touched ground in a field, causing the AC to cartwheel across the field. All four crewmen were killed, one thrown free. Remaining crew: Oblt zue See Hans Helmut Thiele, Observer; Ogefr Hans Joachim Freund, R/O and Gefr Hans Schlegel, a Student Pilot. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery. Source: Air War over Denmark.
824 Harder, Hans JoachimOblt10/5/1921Kiel6/JG-1Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550510 "Yellow 5" (lost 11/29/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Harpstedt. Buried Münster-Laiheide Field A/76. Source: J. Geensen.
825 Harder, Hans Joachim JürgenMaj6/13/1918Swinemünde, Pommern65 Stfkpt 1/J88, IV/JG-132 (39), Kdr III/JG-53 (8/40 Sempy; 5/41 Channel), Kdr I/JG-53 (2/44 Maniago, It.), Kdr JG-11 (45) Bf 109B-1, Bf 109E(Sempy), Bf 109F-2 Werk #s 8085 (15% dam 5/4/41, pilot OK) & 9212 (35% dam 9/25/41), both "
RK(12/5/43)
EL(2/1/45)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/8/43)
EP(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp
9 Bombers, one a B-24D northwest of Marettimo on 5 May, 1943. 47 victories in the West, including 16 in the Desert. Channel pilot. Harder made an emergency landing on 4 May, 1941 in his Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8085 "Black <0 at Maldeghem, inflicting 15% damage, and no injury to himself. Three days later, he was brought down by Flak in a JG-52 F-2 with no injury (Prien). 35% to F-2 Wk#9212 on 9/25/41. His first Channel victory, a Spitfire south of Bouckerque on 3 July, 1941. Killed 17 February, 1945 in a fatal crash in Wk# 784738 at Strausberg near Berlin. The cause was probably due to lack of oxygen. Harder was one of three Harder sons to become fighter pilots. All three were killed in action! His 40th victory, a Spitfire 25 km W of Albenga on 7 February, 1944. His 50th, a B-24 50 km S of Faenza on 25 April, 1944. His 55th victory, a P-51 over the Balkans on 28 July, 1944. Stationed at Mizil Romania in July, 1944. A triple victory, nos 59, 60 & 61, on 20 August, 1944; two Yak 9s and an Il-2 over Romania. His 63rd, a Yak 9 over Romania on 22 August, 1944. An Il-2 on 11 December, 1944. His 65th, an La-5 on 4 January, 1945. Photo
826 Harmann, HansLt4/KG-54 (6/41 S.U.), Erpro/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2438 "B3 + BM" (lost 6/25/41), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4390 "4D + FA" (lost 11/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 November, 1941; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/O E.D. Crew. The ac crashed into the sea off St Albans Head, Swanage, Dorset. Remaining crew: Gefr H. Grimm (MIA), Uffz F. Stichel (MIA) and Uffz Rolf Wallmüller (KIA). Wallmüller buried in CC, Plot 8, Row 1, Gr 20 (D.Drury). His Wk# 2438 was reported lost 25 June, 1941 at an undisclosed location in Russia, cause unknown, an Uffz at the time, he and his crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
Cannock Chase
827 Harms, HansLt1/25/1922513/KG-40 (9/42), 6/JG-53 (3/45 Zellhausen)Bf 109F & Bf 110 in KG-40, Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 786311 "Yellow 1 + -" (lost 3/14/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasps
WIA 14 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Richen/Dieberg area, bailed safely. One known victory, shared with Meister and Steurich, AC type not listed, on 16 September, 1942, an Uffz at the time. Magnus Report.
828 Hartigs, HansOblt72/JG-26(2/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190A-4 "Black 9" (11/42), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170710 "Blue 6" (dam 8/15/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210931 "Blue 10" (lost 12/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 December, 1944, shot down over the Ardennes in "Blue 10", he was shot down and bailed safely, but captured near Carlsbourg, E of Florenville. He was downed by a P-51 flown by Lt George van den Heuvel of 376thFS, 361st FG, 8th AAF. WIA 15 August, 1944 during combat west for Field 111-Paris in "Blue 6". One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 at Saarbrücken-Koblenz on 29 January, 1944. Another, a B-24 "FO-69" on 24 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 at Foret Brotonne on 25 June, 1944. A 4th, a P-47 at St Andre-de-lAure on 14 July, 1944. A 5th, a P-51 at Serifontaine on 26 July, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 6 victories.
829 Hartmut, PaulObltStab I/KG-26 (Vaernes)He 111H Werk # 2411 "1H + KA" (lost 5/24/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with three unnamed crew 24 May, 1940; shot down near Bardufoss by Gladiators of RAF No. 263 Sq., force landed near Storholmen, NE of Bjervik, near Narvik, two crew KIA. Source: Stankey & DeZeng . Added: Remaining crew: Uffz Günter Eichmann, Flt Engr (POW); Uffz Hans Blunk, Gnr (POW); Ofw Eduard Strüber, Obs (KIA) and Fw Alfred Stock, R/O (KIA) Flyvrak Norway). Added: Two known graves found, those of Stock and Strüber in the War Cem, Narvik, Blk 13, Row N; Stock Gr 13, Strüber Gr 14 (D.Drury).
830 Hartwein, Hans Dieter H.Joachim Oblt163/JG-77 (6/41), 2/JG-77 (6/41), Stab I/JG-77 (12/41), 6/JG-5(8/42 Petsamo)Bf 109E, Bf 109T-2 Wk # 7760 (40% damaged 6/22/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 10101 "Yellow 6" (lost 8/21/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 August, 1942; emergency landing at Lake of Udero due to damage from enemy fire (Source: SIG Norway). Presumed KIA since he does not appear on the Mombeek MIA List for JG-5. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim of RAF No. 235 Sq. west of Egersünd on 15 June, 1941. On 22 June, 1941, he was involved in a non-operational landing accident at Mandal Norway airfield in his T-2, no mention of his being injured in the crash; aka Hans Dieter (Source: SIG Norway). Another known victory, his 2nd, a Blenheim IV 120 km southwest of Stavanger Norway on 27 December, 1941. two victories in the Orre area ; a Hudson and a Beaufort on 17 May, 1942.
831 Hartwig, Hans JoachimUffz15/JG-2Bf 109E EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Lille, 16 May, 1940.
832 Hase, Hans JoachimOblt3/KG-40Fw 200C-3/U4 Werk # 0086 "F8 + IH" (lost 12/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 19 December, 1941 west of Portugal, no further detail (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, per H. Breuer). Added: the ac crashed into the Atlantic west of Portugal; sd by Grumann Martlets (Wildcats) of FAA 802 Sq. of the Royal Navy, flying off the HMS Audacity. The entire crew MIA. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Gendner, Co-pilot; Uffz Wilhelm Müller, R/O 1; Uffz Robert Cordes, R/O 2; Ofw Karl Bock, Flt Engr and Gefr Raimund Steinke, Gnr (D.Drury).
833 Haselbach, HansOblt2/11/1910Berlin Wilmersdorf2/KG-27 (4/41), 14/KG-27 (12/42)He 111H-5 Werk # 3695 (dam 5/12/41), He 111H-5 Werk # 4017 "1G + GK" (dam 9/17/41), He 111H-6 Werk # 7470 (dam 3/23/43), He 111H-16 Werk # 161525 "1G + HY" (lost 12/30/43)
RK(11/12/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)
EP(1/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
MIA 30 December, 1943; failed to return from a mission in the Putrovska-Fastov area due to AA fire. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Karl Georg Schenzel, Obs; Fw Frank Uteseny, R/O and Fw Otto Kalmbach, Gnr.. Wk# 4017 damaged during a 2nd crash landing at Balta-Pereleti, injuring Hasselbach. Wk# 3695 crashed at Tours in juring Uffz Otto Kalmbach, Gnr..400+ combat missions. (DK-G Awards List & Kaiser RK book).
834 Häsler, Hans GeorgFw2(H)/21Hs 126B-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
835 Hasler, JohannUffz9/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2065 "4D + CT" (lost 6/9/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 June, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Gerhard Hirschlach, Observer; Uffz Hans Decker, R/O and Uffz Karl Thanner, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. This Werk # shows up in IV/KG-30 later in November 1943 as "4D + IX" (lost). Possibly a Werk # error.
836 Hasse, Hans UlrichLt3/SKG-210 (Channel)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3483 "S9 + BL" (lost 5/19/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 19 May, 1941 after being shot down by flak off Corton, near Lowestoft Coast Guard Station. His Radio Operator/Gunner, Uffz W. Neumann KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
837 Hassemer, HansUffzUnknownUnknownEP
EK ! & 2
Pilot Badge
His Honor Goblet found online, date obscured, he identified on the accompanying EP List as "Flugzeugführer".
838 Hassenkamp, HansLt11/30/1909KölnUnknownUnknownPilot BadgeHe and two crew members found on a 1 April, 1945 Enchede Graves Registration Card. All buried Oosterbegraafplaats Enchede, Holland. Remaining crew: Flg Siegfried Marquart, Gnr (geb 2/5/26; bur R/2/39) and Fw Ruppert Niedermeier, pos unk (geb 4/10/10; bur R/2/40. Hassenkamp buried R/2/38 (FindAGrave/Fred).
839 Hattendorf, HansFw2/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 45574 (lost 7/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 July, 1943; crashed after running out of fuel, location not given. Source: J. Geensen)
840 Hauenschild, Hans JobstHptm43/JG-2 (9/39), 8/ZG-2 (11/42), Kdr III/ZG-2 (12/42), Kdr II/SKG-10 (9/43)Bf 109D & E in 3 Staffel, Bf 110C in ZG-2, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 181610 "Black 6" (lost 9/10/43) in SKG-10
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(2/23/43)
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Potez 63 by Echternach, 10 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 west of Valenciennes, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Bloch 151 in theHam/Peronne area, 5 June, 1940. Scored JG-2s only victory on the opening day of the Blitzkrieg in the West. Another known victory, a Spitfire 40 km southeast of Qued Zarga on 25 November, 1942. MIA 10 September, 1943; Shot down by a Spitfire IX, possibly by F/O I.F. Kennedy of RAF No. 111 Sq..
841 Haufs, Hans LudwigOfhr6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/16/44/near Holzkirchen)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
842 Haumann, Hans GüntherLtIII/ZG-26 (Med)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1642 "3U + 2" (lost 2/28/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIFA 28 February, 1942 when he collided with another 109 piloted by Uffz Wilhelm Jünger (WIC). They both crashed into the sea north of Trapani. It is believed they were flying the 109s due to a shortage of Bf 110s.
843 Hauptfleisch, HansUffzII/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19903 (90% dam 7/17/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident after tire damage and hitting an obstruction at the Poix airfield on 17 July, 1943.
844 Hauptmeier, HelmutFw3/21/1917Skorken1(F)/124 (Kirkenes) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0690 "G2 + BH" (lost 8/9/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 9 August, 1941; shot down by Soviet AA fire at Warlamowo. Remaining crew: Lt Horst Wüllner, Observer (MIA); Uffz Fritz Kreil, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Hans Gebauer, Mech (MIA). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Fw Hauptmeier buried in the Ger War Cem at Petschenga, Russia per VDK records. Lt Wüllner died 8 October, 1942 in Soviet captivity at Oranki, Russia, no burial information. No detail on the remaining crew (D.Drury).
845 Hauschild, HansFw103/NJG-100 (7/44 S.U.), NJG-200Ju 88C-6, Bf 110EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III in the Brest-Litovsk area the night of 15-16 July, 1944. 7 victories, Boiten.
846 Hauser, HansFw2/Sch.G-1Fw 190A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
847 Häusler, HerbertFwStab/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2741 "A1 + CA" (lost) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 26 July, 1941 as a result of a mid-air collision over Jelnja, Russia, no further detail. Remaining crew (KIC): Ogefr Josef Kebold, Observer; Gefr Hans Schmitz, R/O; Gefr Hans Tittel, Flt Engr and Gefr Walter Bresart, Gunner.
848 Häussler, HansUffz4/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410548 "White 6 + -" (lost 5/27/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-17 and a P-51 3km north of Gerardmer.
849 Hautsch, HansUffz1/ZG-76Bf 110Destroyer Operational ClaspJager Blatt 3/1998.
850 Hayduck, HansUffzFl.u.G-1 Gr.Nord (Germany)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511886 (lost 2/11/45)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 11 February, 1945 north of Oranienburg, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
851 Hayessen, Hans Joachim HayoLt57/JG-27Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 June, 1944. Magnus. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both Beaufighters near Insel Dia, Crete, on 22 February, 1944. His 3rd, a Baltimore E of Insel Dia, Crete on 23 February, 1944. His 4th & 5th victories, both B-26s SE of Antikythera Greece on 6 March, 1944. A 6th, thought to be "unconfirmed", a Baltimore by Insel Dia (Kreta) on 23 April, 1944.
852 Hedderich, HansFw2(H)/14 (Med)Bf 109G-4/R3 Werk # 19198 "Black 14" (lost 6/2/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 2 June, 1943, cause and location not reported.
853 Hedermann, HansUffz18/JG-3Bf 109G-6 (lost 4/8/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA during aerial combat 8 April, 1944during aerial combat with P-47's in the Diepholz area; buried in the War cem. Diepholzer Friedhof (F.Braun). One known victory, ramming a B-17 Werk # 42-30251 "XA-T" on 29 January, 1944 of 549BS/385BG, "Modified Virgin", piloted by 1/Lt R.Notestein. The B-17 was part of the flight attacking Frankfurt, and crashed near Kaiserslautern. Only four of the crew survived. Alternate spelling:Hedemann. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
854 Heep, Hans GüntherUffz11/JG-5 (11/44 Altagaard, 2/45 Gossen)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13648 "Yellow 11" (lost 11/15/44 in Swedish Lapland), Bf 109G-6 (lost 2/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspA G-6 reported lost on 16 February, 1945 during takeoff at Gossen. Pilot disposition unknown (Source: SIG Norway). Ogefr Hans Günter Heep and his wingman, Gefr Georg Ecke were flying from Kirkenes to Banak in Norway on 15 November, 1944, when a combination of bad weather, engine trouble and a malfunction of the radio equipment prevented them from continuing their flight as they were about out of fuel. Both bailed successfully, Ecke landing near Kutjaure and Heep at Stordalen. They were reunited on 23 December, 1944. They met again in Norway in early 1945 (source: B.Widfeldt & Flyvrak Norway).
855 Hees, HansUffzFFS C-9 Pretzsch/Elbe (12/42), BFS Plauen, 2(F)/101 (9/43 Grossenhain)Ju 52, Ju 88 most likelyObserver Operational ClaspSource: Das Kleeblatt via Klaus Klee, son of Uffz Ferdinand Klee.
856 Hefele, HansObstlt7/29/1905Kdr II/KG-26 (4/40)He 111H-3 Werk # Unk "1H + AC) (lost 4/3/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 3 April, 1940 after the He 111 he was passenger in, was sd by a Spitfire of No.41 Sq., and ditched at sea, off Redcar. See detail under record of Lt Rudolf Behnisch. Added: Promoted to Oberst while in captivity, he was the senior Luftwaffe officer at Bowmanville POW Camp in Canada (Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries & KG-26 Loss List).
857 Hegener, HansOfw212/JG-54, IV/JG-26 (2/45)Fw 190D-9s; Werk#s 210063 "Red 13" & 211007 "Red 4" (lost 2/13/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 February, 1945 in Werk# 211007 in aerial combat with a P-47 east of Haltern. Shot down with wounds on 7 November, 1944 in Werk# 210063 over Emsdetten. One known victory, a P-51 at Ringel, W of Lengerich, on 6 November, 1944, one day before being wounded. A 2nd victory, a Spitfire near Gütersloh on 23 January, 1945.
858 Heickel, HansUffz1/JG-11Fw 190A-7/R6 Werk # 431133 "White 15" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Ohrdorf, near Wittingen. Source: L. Wiegels.
859 Heid, HansLt2/KG-51 (1/44-2/45 Hopsten) Me 262A-1a Werk # Unk "9K + GK" dam 1/29/450, Me 262A/2a Werk # Werk # Unk "9K + ??" (2/25/45), Me 262A-1a Werk # Unk "9K + PK" (dam 3/26/45) EP (1/17/44), EK & 2, Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured 26 March, 1945 when he made a force landing at the Illesheim airfield due to an engine fire (LOCS). Participated in a bombing raid on the Allied bridgehead east of Linnich on 25 February, 1945 (falkeeins-blogspot). Injured 29 January, 1945 when he made an emergency landing NW of Giebelstadt, in the vicinity of Ungershausen, due to fuel starvation (LOCS).
860 Heidenreich, Hans WernerFw116/JG-51 (8/42 S.U.), 5/JG-51 (5/43 Africa), JG-7Bf 109F in 6 Staffel, Bf 109G (Trop) & Bf 109G-4 Werk # 15004 "Black 7" (lost 3/7/43) in JG-51, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His "Black 7" reported lost on 7 March, 1943, no cause or location reported. His first known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 on 5 August, 1942. A 2nd Soviet, an Il-2 on 7 August, 1942. One known Desert victory, a P-38 at Map Quadrant 40541 on 20 May, 1943.
861 Heider, HansOblt16/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
862 Heider, Herwig Ritter vonHptm6/5/1915Innsbruck2/Kü.Fl.Gr.- 606 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5247 "7T + LK" (lost 9/15/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/41 in absentia-POW)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW with unnamed crew 15 September, 1941; shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 257 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Francis Soper. DK-G Awards List & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Karl Ützen, R/O; Sdf Hans Kelch, Flt Engr and Gefr Herrmann Lesemeister (or Lessmeister) (WIA) (D.Drury).
863 Heidrich, HansUffz12/13/1919Triptis-Thüringen?1/JG-1 (joins 1/45 at Twente) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739325 "White 5" (lost 1/14/45) Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze KIA 14 January, 1944 when he was hit taking off from Twente when it was under attack by Canadian Spitfires. He crashed at the Twente airfield. Buried Ysselsteyn, Block Q/2/27.
864 Heidrich, Hans WernerOblt1909810/NJG-1 (NF Experimental unit 7/41), III/JG-53, Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (8/42), Stfkpt 6/JG-51 (11/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-51 (12/42 Tunisia), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (1/43)Bf 109E & Fs in NJG-1, Bf 109F & G-1(Hi Alt) in 3/JG-1, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14543 "Yellow 1" (lost 1/12/43) in JG-51
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1943 during aerial combat opposing the Allied landings in N. Africa. He was the victim of 2/LT Scholl of 33FG, and crashed at Thelepte. He was a close friend of Oskar Ziesig. During the Battle of Britain, he was known to have "damaged" a Spitfire on 1 December, 1940, no location given. One known victory, a P-38 10 km east of Mateur on 3 December, 1942. On 2 January, 1943, he scored two victories, both P-38s; one 10 km southwest of Caubellat, the other 10 km southwest of Medjez-el-Bab. Victory count may be higher (Magnus).
865 Heil, HansLt4(H)/12 (12/42 Africa)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8761 (40% dam 12/5/42), Bf 109G-6/R3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured 5 December, 1942 in a crash langing at Uadi Tamed due to engine trouble. DK-G Awards List
866 Heim, HansLt2/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk# 2055 "Black 3" (lost 6/20/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 20 June, 1942; Aerial combat 50 km northwest of Fecamp. Mombeek MIA List.
867 Hein, HansLt4/14/19211Stab II/JG-51 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 31 July, 1944. Deceased 2 December, 1997
868 Hein, HansUffz111/JG-54 (joins 4/43 for more Trng.), 11/JG-26 (11/43)Fw 190A-4, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410577 "Yellow 1" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1944 during aerial combat with RAF No. 308 Sq (Polish) 20 km E of Hhesdin. One known victory, a P-47 "KJ-5" of 353FG at Breda on 5 November, 1943.
869 Hein, HansOfw11/SKG-10 (Tunisia)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2516 "Yellow 2" (lost 4/14/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 14 April, 1943 at Cape Serrat, cause unknown.
870 Heinbockel, Hans-ErichLt72/JG-21 (5/40), Tech. Offz. III/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk# 6268 (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 April, 1941, 3 km northwest of Pancevo Yugoslavia. He was the sole JG-54 fatality of the Balkan campaign. One known victory during the French Campaign, his first, a Morane 406 over Cambrai, 21 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A on 9 June, 1940, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire SE of Dover on 16 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane in the Canterbury area on 28 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 6th, a Spitfire 10 km E of Ashford on 1 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hudson at Walcheren on 26 October, 1940.
871 Heindorff, HansOblt5/5/1915Celle3(F)/Aufkl. Gr Ob.d.L (2/40), 3(F)/100 (2/43), Stfkpt 2(F)/100, Kdr I/FAG-101 (4/44 - 11/44), 6/NJG-4 (12/44), Stfkpt 2/NJG-4 (3/45)Do 17 P & F, He 111H, Ju 88A & D, Bf 110 RK(10/29/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/6/42)
EP(12/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp w/Pendant
His campaigns included France, England and Russia. He flew over 250 missions. Deceased 7 October, 2004, Nebel/Amrum.
872 Heinecke, Hans DieterLt5/2/1924JG-107 (6/43), Stab III/JG-53 (Italy 2/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162346 "Black < - + I" (lost 2/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, crashed 1km south of Orvieto.
873 Heinecke, Hans-JoachimHptm11/5/1917288/JG-53 (6/41 S.U), Stfkpt 1/JG-53 (8/41), Stfkpt 8/JG-53 (11/41), 9/JG-27 (2/42 N.Afrika), Acting Kdr III/JG-27 (3/43), Acting Kdr I/JG-27 (3/43), Stab/JFF West (4/43)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 7521 "Black 1 + I" (90% damaged 2/22/42), Bf 109G (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP

EK 1(6/24/41) & 2
Wound Badge(2/22/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 22 February, 1942, making an emergency landing at Comiso in "Black 1", reason unknown (Prien). One known Soviet victory, an SB-3 on 11 July, 1941 (Prien). 11 victories in the Desert. Perhaps his first, a Hurricane southwest of Gazala on 13 December, 1941. A Blenheim over Malta on 11 February, 1942. A British fighter on 2 April, 1942, a P-40 of RAF No. 112 Sq., piloted by Sgt Ibbotson, near Burg el Arab on 5 July, 1942 and two P-40s east southeast of Deir-el-Tarfa N. Africa on 20 October, 1942. Also known , a P-40 over Gazala on 28 April, 1942. A P-40 of SAAF No. 5 Sq. E of El Adem on 17 June, 1942. Opposed 306th BG on 14 April, 1943 while Kdr I/JG-27. Added: Reported court marshaled while in JFF West. Deceased 12 September, 1990 (LOCS).
874 Heinemann, HansLt11/JG-26Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5968 "White 4" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 December, 1940 in aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 64 Sq.. He crashed into the Channel, SE of Dover. His first victory, a Spitfire at Ashford on 1 November, 1940.
875 Heinemeier, Hans JoachimLt11/JG-54, 11/JG-26 (7/43 Channel)Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)5606 (50% loss), Bf 109G-3 Werk # 16254 "Red 18" (lost 7/1/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 403 Sq. at Neuvelette, 5 km NE of Hesdin. Shot down with wounds3 April, 1943 over the Merville airfield. Alternate spelling: Heinemeyer.
876 Heinrich, PaulUffzII/NJG-100 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621321 (lost 3/3/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew; AC lost 3 March, 1945 at Szolnok, Hungary, Budapest area, cause unknown. Source: A. Rosseels & Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (disp unk): Ogefr Hans Lokatis, Gefr Nahe and Uffz Heinrich Orth ("Luftwaffe Over Czech Territory"). Added: From the logbook of British airman, Flt Sgt John Appleby, Flt Engr., No.614 Sq., B-24 "LV 814", prior to reaching the Budapest marshaling yards, the Ju 88 was hit by B-24 return fire, and was seen to hit the ground and exploded (Anthony Appleby, son of John Appleby 10/2021).
877 Heinz, HansFw17/JG-3Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known Soviet victory, a U-2 on 14 March, 1942.
878 Heinz, HansUffz9/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2117 "J9 + HL" (lost 3/31/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 31 March, 1942 near Molow; crashed after being hit by a Soviet fighter, no mention of R/O. Ju 87 Loss List
879 Heinz, KarlFwIII/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8246 (25% dam 6/22/41)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 June, 1941; crash landed at Moderowka, cause not reported. This might be Hans Heinz (erroneous Given name) in 7/JG-3 of Lt Karl Heinz, later in JG-300.
880 Heinze, Hans GüntherHptm8/17/1912Stfkpt 4(H)/21 (6/41), trf to III/JG-52 (42)Fw 189, Bf 109F & GObserver and/or Fighter Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
881 Heise, Hans HermannFw6/13/1914Berlin Tegel12/JG-3Bf 109E-1 "E" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashed at sea, off North Foreland, Kent; buried Ramsgate and St Lawrence Cem., Kent, Section MA, Gr 110 (M.Croft). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane north of Arras, 19 May, 1940.
882 Heitmann, GerhardUffz3/1/19211/KG-66Ju 88S-1 Werk # 310193 "Z6 + HH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 24 March, 1944; crashed 40 km south of Brighton during a raid, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Hans Moormann, geb 2/14/1923, Obs and Gefr Rudi Gronauer, geb 2/2/1924, R/O. Source: B.Bines.
883 Heitmann, HansLt166/JGr-186(T), 7/JG-3 (6/40), 9/JG-3 (6/40), 8/JG-26 (11/41), 4/JG-26 (10/43), I/JG-26 (3/44)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530741 "Blue 9" (lost 12/1/43), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642978 (or 642987) "Black 9" (lost 3/6/44) in 4 Staffel
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (3/29/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Seriously wounded by a P-47 escort in the right arm in "Black 9" opposing the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid near Osnabrück. He bailed successfully, and the AC crashed near Haste. Also WIA 12/1/43 in "Blue 9", making a force landing south of Geilkirchen due to enemy fire. One known victory, his 1st, a Breguet 693 at Poix/Auraignes, 7 June, 1940. A "damaged" Hurricane on 30 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Blenheim 20 km W of Arras on 10 July, 1940. Another, a Spitfire south of Ostende, 20 October, 1943. Another, a B-24H on 13 November, 1943 north of Zwolle, "Big Dog" # 42-7483, flown by Lt Issac Marx of the 93BG, 578BS. His 9th victory, a B-17 at Domont on 26 November, 1943. All the crew survived by bailing out. His 10th, a B-26 NW of Westkapelle on 25 February, 1944. An 11th, a B-17 NW of Osnabrück on 6 March, 1944. Flugbuch (5/39 to 3/45).
884 Heitsch, RolfFw8/KG-76Do 17Z Werk # 2555 "F1 + FS" (lost 9/15/40)POW 15 September, 1940 after his ac was damaged by AA fire and then attacked by Spitfires of No.609 Sq., piloted by F/O John C.Dundas & P/O Eugene Q.Tobin. The ac crash landed at Castle Farm, Shoreham, Kent. Remaining crew: Fw Hans Pfeiffer, Obs (WIA/POW); Fw Stefan Schmid, R/O (WIA/DOW 9/15/40, bur CC/1/7/250) and Fw Martin Sauter, Flt Engr (WIA/POW). This particular ac was found to have a rear-facing flame thrower which had proved ineffective in earlier engagements (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
885 Helbig, Hans-JoachimOberst9/10/1915Börln Böhn, Oschatz, SaxonyIII/KG-152 (4/37), II/LG-1 (38), Stfkpt 4/LG-1 (5/40), Kdr I/LG-1 (8/40 Orleans), Kdr LG-1 (8/43)Ju 88A-1 "L1 + MH" in I/LG-1 (7/42), Ju 88A-4 "L1 + KK" (11/42 Algiers) & Ju 88A-5 Trop Werk # 4371 "L1 + EM" in 4/LG-1, Ju 88A-11 "L1 + AM", Ju 88A Werk # 140471 (dam, emergency landing Melsbroek, lost an engine)
RK(11/24/40)
EL(1/16/42)
S(9/26/42)
EP(10/6/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Entered the Luftwaffe in 1936. 750+ missions. Served in Poland, Norway, Mediterranean and Normandy. He was among the most successful bomber pilots, particularly the anti-shipping role. He sank a total of some 180,000 tons of Allied ships. He survived the war, a U.S. POW. His Observer; Maj Stefan, his R/O was Ofw Franz "Franzel" Schlund, born 10 August, 1913 in Leinen, near Heidelberg (also RK on 8/30/41, 1st R/O to receive the RK), served in the paratroopers in the late war, and survived. His Gunner, Uffz Czipka. His cheif mechanic, Rudi Behm. He was a Channel "splash" victim during the Battle of Britain. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile. Deceased 10/5/1985 in Spain.
886 Held, Hans JoachimUffz5/KG-51Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
887 Helferich, HansObltI/ZG-76 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120029 (lost 10/4/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 4 October, 1943 during aerial combat near Bonn. Bf 110 Loss List
888 Helfrich, HansObltStfkpt 1/ZG-76Bf 110Destroyer Operational ClaspCrewman; Uffz Arno Lorenz. Jager Blatt article.
889 Helm, Hans JoachimHptm6/21/1911Berlin - FriedenauStfkpt 3/KG-26He 111H-3 "1H +_L" (lost 2/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 February, 1940 after being attacked by Spitfires of RAF No. 152 Sq., piloted by P/O J0hn S.B.Jones and P/O Timothy S. Wildblood, 10 miles E of Coquet Island. Helm eased the He 111 into a controlled ditching, and it managed to stay afloat for three minutes for three of the crew to evacuate via the roof over the cockpit. The three did manage to get into the dingy. The body of Uffz Karl Lassnig, along with the dingy, washed ashore at Whitley Bay on 1 March, 1940, Several days later, the body of Hans Helm was recovered. Both were buried in the Chevington Cemetery; Lassnig Sec H, Gr 21 & Helm Sec H, Gr 24. It is not known what happened to the third survivor, and he is listed MIA with the remainder of the crew: Uffz Heinrich Buckisch, Ofw Artur Thiele and Gefr Walter Rixen. Added: Buckisch, or Buchisch, has been reported as the pilot (D.Drury).
890 Hempel, HorstHptm9/KG-77 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5105 "3Z + AT" (lost 5/3/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp POW 3 May, 1941, sd with wounds, with his entire crew after their ac was hit by AA fire and eventually crashed near Cobham, Surrey. Remaining crew: Ofw Hans Höchersteiger, Obs; Fw Herbert Rösch, R/O and Fw Otto Schulle, Flt Engr. (D.Drury). Oblt Hempel was promoted to Hptm while in captivity.
891 Hempfling, HansUffz191633/JG-77 (8/42 Sicily & N.Africa)Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 11", Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10517 "Yellow 5" (lost 1/14/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 14 January, 1943 in his "Yellow 5"; Aerial combat, 45 km southeast of Buerat. Mombeek MIA List. One known Desert victory, his first, a Spitfire V on 13 October, 1942. His 2nd, another P-40 on 10 December, 1942. His 3rd, a Baltimore (Maryland) on 13 January, 1943.
892 Henke, AugustLt5/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2441 "T6 + PN" (lost 10/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. He and his R/O, Lt Hans Fühnemund, were KIA 1 October, 1942 at Stalingrad, cause unknown. Ju 87 Loss List
893 Henkel, OttoFw9/KG-53 (Lille-Nord)He 111H-2 "A1 + ?T" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 21 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Spitfire of RAF No. 41 Sq., piloted by P/O Edw.A."Ted"Shipman. With its starboard fuel tank and engine on fire, the AC fell vertically into the sea, east of Scarborough, with no traces of survivors. Remaining crew (All KIA): Hptm Georg Pfeiffer, Obs & Stfkpt 9/KG-53, Gefr Fritz Nussbaum, gunner, Uffz Hans Klauk, wireless operator and Gefr Kurt Christ, gunner.
894 Henkell, HansLt1Stab III/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332590 "Black < + I" (lost 3/14/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 east of Oppenheim.
895 Henkemeier, Hans LeopoldLt71(Erg)/JG-54Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1944 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIS 7 September, 1941 over Oesel. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 18 July, 1941. A 2nd, an I-18 the following day. A 3rd, an I-15 on 26 July, 1941. A 4th, a SB-3 on 27 July, 1941. A 5th, a "Schlacht" on 1 August, 1941. A 6th & 7th, an NDR-6 and an I-18 on 10 August, 1941. Alternate spelling: Henkmeier.
896 Henkett, HansLt1III/JG-53Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His 1st victory, a P-47 on 9 January, 1945.
897 Hennig, Hans GüntherOblt3/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18064 "Yellow 6" (35% dam 6/4/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 4 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire, made an emergency landing at Comiso where his ac was found by the Brits on 13 July, 1943 (Bf 109 Loss List).
898 Hensel, HansOblt1/KG-100He 111H-6
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
899 Hentschel, ErwinOfw10/29/1917 Niederthalheim, Krs. Rochlitz (Sachsen) 72/KG-51, 8/StG-2, I/StG-2, III/SG-2Ju 87 RK(12/9/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/9/43)
EP(3/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pend
All 7 victories were Soviet fighters. R/O for Hans Rudel. 1490 missions, the highest number flown by any Luftwaffe personnel. He drowned on 20 March, 1944 attempting to swim the Dnyestr River near Yampol. He and Rudel had landed behind enemy lines to rescue another crew, but were unable to take off due to mud. They fled on foot and attempted to escape by swimming across the river.

L-R: Rudel - Hentschel
900 Hepe, Hans JürgenHptm10/30/191211 1.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 1/JG-2(3/40), Stfkpt 5 & 4/JG-2(5/40-4/41), Stfkpt 1/JG-2(8/42),Kdr I/JG-105(9/43) Ar 96, Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5768 or 6758 (lost 7/2/41 in JG-2), Fw 190A-3 in 42, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5675 (lost 5/29/43), Fw 190A in JG-105
Spanish Cross
EP (6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shotdown with wounds 2 July, 1941 during aerial combat 1 km southwest of Cassel. Bailed successfully. Shot down a second time on 29 May, 1943, at "La Martiniere, Langan Fr., and did not return to combat. One victory in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Mons, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over Antwerp, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 6 km north of Plouestat, 6 April, 1941. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires at Boulogne/Hardelot on 21 June, 1941. A Blenheim and a Spitfire on 23 June, 1941, no locations. his 8th, a Spitfire in the Lille area on 2 July, 1941. A Spitfire near Boulogne on 13 October, 1941. His 9th, a Spitfire 2 km west of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire on 8 September, 1942. His 11th, a B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. Alternate spelling: Heppe. Magnus, 14 victories.

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