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801 Dormagen,Ofw11/NAGr-8 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 16 August, 1944.
802 Dormann, HermannGefr1III/JG-53Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1942, when during aerial combat with a P-40 of SAAF No. 5 Sq., piloted by Maj. Lacey, Laceys AC exploded, and the two crashed together, killing both. Both pilots were buried together. This victory is the only known victory to me.
803 Dormann, WilhelmHptm14 8/NJG-1(6/42), Stab III/NJG-1(9/42), 9/NJG-1(2/43),Kdr I/NJG-102(7/44), Kdr II/NJG-102(11/44) Bf 110 & Ju 88G in NJG-102, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 6228 "G9 + BD" (lost 8/18/43) in 9/NJG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 17-18 August, 1943 after being shot down by a Beaufighter of No.141 Sq. near Klein Dohren/Lingen. He was able to bail near Klein-Dohren despite his wounds, however his R/O, Ofw Friedrich Schmalscheidt was killed. One known victory, a Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. over Radewijk, 6 km east of Hardenberg Holland the night of 16-17 June, 1942. A 2nd, a Wellington IV of RAF No. 26 (OTU) which crashed into the Ijsselmeer, 2 km W of Elburg Holland the night of 13-14 September, 1942. Another, a Stirling 6 km north northwest of Nymengerd on 3 February, 1943. A Stirling of RAF No.149 Sq., Werk # EF 330 "OJ-P, at Beek, 8 km south southeast of Deventer, on 12 March, 1943. A Lancaster on 1 May, 1943. A Halifax on 5 May, 1943. A Lancaster on 13 May, 1943. A Halifax on 14 May, 1943. Another Halifax on 24 May, 1943. A Stirling over Holland on 23 June, 1943. A Halifax II Werk # JB 858 "EQ-S" of RCAF No.408 Sq., piloted by Sgt Milligan by Holtwick, NW of Coesfeld, on 26 June, 1943. A Stirling, a 12th (?), 1 km NNW of Coesfeld on 26 July, 1943. Deceased 1986 in Osnabrück.
804 Dörnbach, HelmutUffz8/SG-2 Ju 87D-5 Werk # 140795 "T6 + ET" (or ES) (dam 8/9/44) Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp Injured 9 August, 1944 making an emergency landing at Lötzen airfield due to an engine malfunction. No mention of the R/O-Gnr (D.Drury). Note 8 Staffel lettering normally "S".
805 Dörnbrack, Werner 'Prinzchen'Maj2/29/1916Dortmund29Stfkpt 4(S)/LG-2, Stfkpt 6/LG-2, Stfkpt 1/Sch.G-1, SG-4 (5/42 S.U.), II/SchG-2, SG-2, Kdr SG-4Hs 123 in LG-2, Bf 109F & Fw 190 A-7 in SchG-2 in Oct 43
RK(8/21/41)
EL(11/25/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pend
"Little Prince", as he was nick-named. Channel pilot. 1118 combat missions. 11 victories in the East, 18 in the Mediterranean area. Captured by American troops on 9 May, 1945 and handed over to the Soviets six days later. He escaped two days later, and managed to reach his home successfully. His first known Soviet victory, an I-16 Rata 3 km W of Martowka on 12 May, 1942. An I-61 on 18 May, 1942. An I-16 Rata E of Staryy Saltov on 15 June, 1942. One known victory, while in 7/SG-2, a Spitfire 2 km northeast of Campo (Calabria) Italy, 24 September, 1943. Serving in I/SG-4, he downed a Soviet MiG-3 on 4 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 9 October, 1944. On 16 October, 1944, he downed two Yak-9s, a B-25, an La-5 and an Il-2 SW of Vilkaviskis. A Yak-9 8 km NE of Ebernek on 18 October, 1944. An Er-7 on 20 October, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 October, 1944.
806 Dörner, HelmutOfhr7/18/192424/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172687 "White 15" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a Yak-9, 22 km east of Dorpat S.U.. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 14 July, 1944. A 2nd, an La-5 on 2 August, 1944.
807 Dornheim, Matthäus10/7/1918JG-5Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 25 August, 1997. Jager Blatt Obit.
808 Dörr, FranzHptm2/10/1913Mannheim128 Recon pilot, Erg/JG-3, JG-77, 7/JG-5(5/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 7/JG-5(8/43 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-5(5/44 to end) Bf 109E "Yellow 8", Bf 109F-4 "White 4" in 7/JG-5 Finland), Bf 109G-6 "<<" and Fw 190A in Stab III/JG-5
RK(8/19/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/44)
EP(2/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold w/"400" hanger.
437 combat missions, 6 victories in the West plus one PT boat destroyed. His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 9 May, 1942. A 2nd Soviet Hurricane on 15 May, 1942. A 3rd Soviet Hurricane on 28 May, 1942. A P-40 at Schonguy (Murmansk) on 19 July, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 9 September, 1942. A Soviet P-40 on 31 December, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 23 January, 1943. A Pe-2 on 5 February, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane on 13 March, 1943. A P-39 on 29 April, 1943. A Soviet Hurricane on 22 July, 1943. Three P-39s near Eina-Guba on 18 August, 1943. Two Il-2s and a P-40 on 14 September, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-40 SE of Pon-Jawr See and 20 km W of Murmansk on 25 November, 1943. A Yak-9 on 2 April, 1944. From May 1944 to July 1944, he ran an amazing score of multiple victories, beginning with eight on 16 May, 1944. Two P-40s and two Il-2s on 15 June, 1944. Eight more victories on 17 June, 1944. Six victories on 27 June, 1944. A P-39, a Boston III and two Yak-9s on 17 July, 1944. Seven victories on 23 August, 1944. Deceased 13 October, 1972 at Konstanz.
809 Dörr, HansUffz43/JG-54 (10/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk# 550173 "Yellow ?" (lost) in JG-54
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 7 November, 1943 northeast of Witebsk S.U.. His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 S of Cholmetsch on 28 October, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 3 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Pe-2 S of Zarasai on 23 July, 1944. A 4th, an Il-2 at Livenhof on 5 August, 1944. Magnus; 6 victories.
810 Dörr, KarlFw12/5/1916Zwickau6/NJG-2Bf 110E-2 Werk # 2531 "R4 + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 6 August, 1943; crashed during a non-operational flight 4 km NW of Lübz killing both crew, cause unknown. His R/O-Gunner, Ogefr Hans Schneider.
811 Dörre, Franz EdgarFw99/JG-26 (8/42; 9/43 France)Fw 190A-2, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18829 "Yellow 5" (lost 9/8/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 September, 1943 during aerial combat in "Yellow 5" with Spitfires. He crashed at Lens, N of Mons. Magnus. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire northwest of Dunkirk on 25 July, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km north of Zeebrügge on 19 November, 1942. His 4th, a B-17 at Edern, east of Brion on 23 January, 1943. His 5th, a B-17 2 km southwest of Ploemeur on 16 February, 1943. His 6th, a Spitfire southeast of Calais on 12 March, 1943. A 7th, a B-17 40 km NW of Helgoland on 25 June, 1943. His 8th, a B-17 at Bittburg-Wittlich on 28 July, 1943. A 9th, a B-17 by Genk near Limburg on 17 August, 1943.
812 Dörscheln, KarlOblt12/21/1922Georgensgmünd76/NJG-101 (8/43), Stab II/NJG-101 (9/44 S.U.), IV/NJG-6Do 217J-1 Werk # 1305 (lost 8/43), Ju 88
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down the night of 28 August, 1943 while engaging an RAF bomber, and was accidentally hit by Bf 110 fire. His crew at the time; Uffz Kurt Bibrach, Mechanic (KIA) and Uffz Adolf Fidora, R/O (WIA). His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 NE of Debrecen, the night of 15-16 September, 1944. Soviet victories 2, 3 & 4, all DB-3Fs the night of 19-20 September, 1944. A 5th Soviet, a DB-3F the night of 20-21 September, 1944. Two known western victories, a B-24 and a Wellingtion in the Szombathely area on 23 November, 1944. Deceased 2016. Personal detail provided by Oblt Dörscheln's Son, Dr Robert Dörscheln.
813 Dorst,Uffz12(F)/22 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 110 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a LaGG-3 at Bobrov on 29 August, 1942.
814 Doser, KonradFw11/27/1919Grüningen8/KG-100Do 217M-11 Werk # 2926 "6N + DR" (lost 8/2/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 2 August, 1944 at "Vico Parlevliet", near Vannes. Added: Remaining crew (KIA, deceased bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 3): Oblt Ignatz Sandner (geb 8/23/1917, bur Gr 111), Obs; FhjFw Heinz Terlau (WIA) and Fw Walter Erhardt (geb 10/23/1921, DOW 4 August, 1944, bur Gr 113), Gnr. Pilot Ofw Doser buried Vault 3, Grave 112 (absa3945 & DK-G Awards List).
815 Dotzauer,Uffz27/JG-54Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 22 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 30 August, 1942. This may be Werner, later in Night fighters and JG-1.
816 Dotzauer, Werner E.Fw3/17/1920Gorlitz23/NJG-101 (8/43), 1/JG-1 (3/44)Bf 110 in NJG-101, Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340003 "White 11" in JG-1 (lost 3/6/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 March, 1944 during aerial combat in his A-7 with bomber escorts, P-47s of the 361st FG, flown by either Capt. Robert Stedman or his wingman, Lt Wayne Moore. Crashed 2 miles northwest of Dalen Holland. Buried Ysselsteyn AX/9/209. Two Known victories, both B-17s at Rosenheim-Wörg on 17 August, 1943.
817 Doucha, FriedrichOfwFliegerkorps X (Med) He 111H-3 Werk # 5661 (dam 10/13/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 13 October, 1941; while attacking a lone merchant ship, the ac was hit by AA return fire, and had to break off the attack. Doucha, although wounded, was able to return to Vannes, where he belly-landed. The entire crew sustained serious injuries. One known crew was Gen Martin Harlinghausen (RK 5/4/40). Source: Kaiser RK book. Added: A third crewman, Ofw August Sichelschmidt (absa3945).
818 Dowahn, Heinrich HeinzUffz11/JG-2 (8/42 Channel)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5523 (lost 11/21/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 21 November, 1942; crashed at the Marseille-Marignane airfield due to engine failure, during a transfer flight to southern France. One known victory, a Spitfire on 8 September, 1942. Pictured with the wounded Erich Leie, August, 1942. "Luftwaffe.cz." Alternate spelling: Dowhane (appearing on the KIA detail). Alternate spelling: Dowhan.
819 Drägert, FritzUffz14/JG-5 (1/44 S.U.), 7/JG-5 (8/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 412560 "White 2" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 August, 1944; Aerial combat near Salzwedel-Wittenberge. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 31 January, 1944. Mombeek MIA List.
820 Dreesmann, RudolfFw5/16/1920Apen, Oldenburg2812/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), 4/JG-302 (6/44), 2/JG-302 (7/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413498 "Black 3" (lost)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 July, 1944 after being shot down during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Munich area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 8 July, 1943. Two MiG-3s on 10 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 3 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A Boston S of Schablojkino and an Il-2(m.H.) E of Malaja-Tsmenowka on 5 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) E of Mirgorod on 27 August, 1943. An Il-2 S of Novo-Alexandrovka on 29 October, 1943. A Pe-2 on 27 March, 1944. An Il-2 on 7 April, 1944. An Il-2 on 10 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 27 April, 1944. An Il-2 on 28 April, 1944. A Pe-2 on 30 April, 1944. A Yak-9 on 1 May, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 3 May, 1944. A P-39 on 10 May, 1944. Victory numbers incorrect!! His 10th victory, a P-51 at Plattling on 9 June, 1944. A B-24 by Weidenbach on 13 June, 1944. A P-51 E of Pressburg/Bratislava on 16 June, 1944. A 13th, a P-51 at Pressburg on 26 June, 1944. His 14th, a B-17 at Budapest on 27 June, 1944. No. 26, a P-51 NW of Mor/Raab on 2 July, 1944. Magnus, 28 victories. His June 26, 1944 victory is reported as Victory #27 by the Perry Claims, so 28 is probably correct.
821 Drefahl, HeinzGefr2/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5233 (lost 8/24/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 August, 1942 after being hit by flak at Tusow, ac destroyed.
822 Drefl, AlbrechtOblt1Stab III/JG-54 Technical Offz.Bf 109E-4 EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1940 near Margate. He too, was shot down with wounds and taken prisoner after belly landing in a Hengrove field.
823 Dreher,Gefr18/JG-300Bf 109G, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 at Steenwijk on 15 August, 1944.
824 Dreher, AlfredOfw9/13/19095/KG-27 (Channel)He 111P Werk # 1408 "1G + FT" (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940; his ac collided with an Avro Anson trainer of No. 6 FTS, piloted by Sgt Bruce Hancock, while attacking RAF Windrush. The He 111 crashed at Blackpitts farm, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Ewald Cohrs, Flt Engr (bur CC, 2/11/208); Uffz Herbert Rave, Obs (bur CC, 2/11/209); Uffz Richard Schmidt, 1st Gnr (bur CC, 2/11/212) and Uffz Heinz Gruber, known to have flown occassionally as a 2nd Gnr. CC, 2/11/211 may be that of Gruber, but is carried as an "Unbekannter Deutscher Soldat". Pilot Dreher buried CC, 2/11/210. Alternate spelling: Drecher (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
825 Dreher, Johann 'Hans'Hptm11/30/1920München6Stfkpt 5/KG-53, III/KG-53, 9/NJG-2, 6/NJG-3 (10/44), Stfkpt 12NJG-3 (3/45)He 111, Bf 110C, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620028 "D5 + AX" (lost 3/4/45; the last Luftwaffe ac to crash in the UK)
RK(4/5/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43)
EP(11/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela, the attack on RAF heavy bombers returning from a raid on synthetic oil plants at Kamen, in the Ruhr. Their Ju 88 infiltrated the bomber stream, attacking British bombers as they were landing, when their starboard wing struck a tree and clipped the corner of the Dunnington Lodge at Sutton on Derwent, near Elvington, Yorkshire, before hitting the ground and disintegrating. 400 plus missions, 2 Night victories, one a mine-laying Lancaster the night of 18/19 February, 1945. His crew 4 March, 1945 (all KIA): Fw Gustav Schmitz (geb 3/6/1921), wireless operator, Ofw Hugo Böker, radar operator and Fw Martin Bechter, mechanic. All are initially buried in Fulford, York, England, and in 1966 were re-interned at the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase. Only Bechter and Dreher are buried under their names, the other two are in graves marked "unknown", because they were so badly mutilated. One known, a "4 mot" SW of Gottingen on 29 August, 1944. The 2nd, a "4 mot" at Attendorn on 4 October, 1944. A 3rd, a Stirling opposing the Dortmund-Bremen Raid on 7 October, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" in the Deutsche Bucht area on 15 October, 1944. A 5th, same day, into the sea. Added burial loc, CC/8/3: Hptm Dreher, Gr 68; Fw Schmitz, Gr 67; Fw Bechter, Gr 73 and Ofw Böcker, Gr 72 (D.Drury).


Cannock Chase
826 Drenkhahn, GerhardUffz2/ZG-26Bf 110C Werk # unk (lost 8/16/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission to southeast England, circumstances unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Josef Frohwein, also MIA (D.Drury).
827 Dress, AlbrechtHptm22/JG-21 (39 later redesig III/JG-54), Stab III/JG-54Bf 109D, Bf 109E-4 "White <-" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Aircraft Loss reported 12 August, 1940 at Hengrove, near Margate, Kent, pilot disposition unknown, believed KIA. His first known victory, a Polish P-24 (n.b.) in the Warsaw area on 1 September, 1939, an Oblt at the time. His 2nd known victory, a Spitfire on 12 August, 1940, the same day JG-54 reported the Bf 109 "Lost". Alternate spelling: Dresz (appearing on the OKL September, 1939 victory claim). Added: Oblt Dress was taken prisoner after being sd by a Spitfire of No. 64 Sq., piloted by F/O Herbert Woodward. Dress was promoted to Hptm while in captivity, deceased 19 April, 2007 (D.Drury).
828 Drewes, AlbrechtObltTO III/JG-54 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 "White < - +" (lost 8/12/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 12 August, 1940 after being shot down at Hengrove, near Margate. Alternate spelling: Dresz.
829 Drewes, MartinMaj10/20/1918Lobmachtersen (Salzgitter), Braunschweig52Transports, 4/ZG-76( 6/41), 6/ZG-76(8/41), 7 & 9/NJG-3, Stfkpt 11/NJG-1, Kdr III/NJG-1(3/44 to end)Ju 52 (4/40 Norway), Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3013 in 4/76, Bf 110G-4 "G9 + WD", Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720410 "G9 + MD" (lost 7/21/44; WIA, parachuted NE of Tubbergen, Dutch border), Ju 88G in III Gruppe
RK(7/27/44)
EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP(5/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Oper Clasp
Paratrooper drop over Norway. His 1st RO & Gunner, for three years, were Ofw Georg Petz & Fw Handke (Both wounded 21 July, 1944), as was Drewes, all bailing safely from "G9 + MD" (see below note). Seven of the known victories were bombers by Day. One known victory, A Spitfire at Map Quadrant 33.2 on 29 August, 1941. His 10th, a B-24 100 km N of Nordeney on 5 January, 1944. Another was a B-17 of the 306BG, 369BS on 11 January, 1944. His R/O this date was Uffz. Handke. 43 Night victories. 235 combat missions. His Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720410 "G9 + MD" crashed on Loomsweg in Reutum Holland (gem. Tubbergen) on 20/21 July, 1944, as a result of Lancaster return fire. His AC sported the Sharks Teeth. He was the last Kdr of III/NJG-1, from March, 1944 to the end. Survived the war.

He assed away on the 13th of October 2013. In February 1947, Drewes was released from captivity. He then left Germany, travelling to Italy. In Genua, he took the ship, North King, to Brazil, arriving in Rio de Janeiro on the 20th of August 1949. From 1950 to 1951, he worked as a pilot and aerial photographer. There he built a career as an entrepreneur and married Dulce Hurpia, a Brazilian woman, who gave him a son, Klaus Drewes, a lawyer in Brazil. The long marriage ended only in 2010 by the death of his wife. He returned at least once each year on visits to Germany. He died on the 13th of October 2013 in Blumenau, southern Brazil, of natural causes. (KTY added)


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830 Driffel,Oblt11/Sch.G 1Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 at Gawsilowka on 30 August, 1942.
831 Drittlplaner, sicLt1Stab I/NJG-7Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944.
832 Drobbeck, W.Uffz5/ZG-76Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4067 (lost 8/20/41)Destroyer Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 20 August, 1941; crashed into the North Sea, 16 km west of Bergen, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry
833 Drobeck, WernerFw8/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6276 (dam 8/31/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
He and his unnamed crew were injured 31 August, 1943 when he belly landed at Hagen, by Bergen, due to a fuel shortage. Bf 110 Loss List
834 Drobuk, HermannUffz15/ZG-76 (8/41)Bf 109E & F
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire at Map Quadrant 43/15 on 20 August, 1941.
835 Drössler, Kurt MartinFw67/JG-5 (6/43 S.U.) 10/JG-5 (4/44)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 318 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 10 April, 1944 during aerial combat and crashed into the sea off Jaeren Norway. (This data attributed to a Martin Drössler, same unit. I believe Kurt and Martin to be one in the same person) His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane IIc on 22 June, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 4 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Soviet P-40 on 23 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 S of the Petsamo airfield on 25 November, 1943. Alternate spelling: Drossler.
836 Drünkler, Ernst GeorgHptm7/8/1920Bernburg, Saale45II/ZG-2, I/NJG-5, 12/NJG-1 (6/43), 7/NJG-3, 13/NJG-5, Stfkpt 1/NJG-5 (2/44 to end)Bf 110, Ju 88 in NJG-5
RK(3/30/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
102 missions (15 day), 5 Russian victories, 2 four engine bombers by day, plus another 7 probable victories. One known victory, a Lancaster northwest of Texel on 13 June, 1943. Another Lanc the same day (Map Quad). A Stirling 2 km W of Makkum on 22 June, 1943. A B-17 north of Rostock on 24 February, 1944. Another Lancaster at Rambouillet on 1 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at trappes on 3 June, 1944. A double victory on 13 June, 1944; both "4 mots", one E of St. Omer, the other at Dunkirk. A "4 mot" at Dijon on 13 July, 1944. Another double, both "4 mots"; one W of Chaumont, the other at Bar-sur-Seine, on 15 July, 1944. A Halifax III of RCAF No. 425 Sq. 2 km SE of Vitry, near Creil. Two Lancasters at Aere on 30 August, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 1-2 September, 1944. A PS-84 the night of 17-18 October, 1944. A PS-84 the night of 23-24 October, 1944. Three late victories, all "e/a"s on 10 April, 1945. Alternate spelling: Drunkler. At wars end, a British POW with Werner Hoffmann and Karl Klucke. Deceased 1970.
837 Dübler, KurtMaj1900Stfkpt 3(F)/122 (mid 41)Do 17P, Ju 88AObserver Operational ClaspServed from August 1939. Wiki Luft data.
838 Dubowe, Herbert Lt1/4/1921Troppau, Sudetenland, Cz.1/KG-30 (Channel) Ju 88A-6 Werk # 2440 "4D + KH" (lost 6/26/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 26 June, 1941; shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 219 Sq., piloted by P/O Arthur J.Hodgkinson, with R/O Sgt Bertram E.Dye, while on a mission to Southhampton. Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Fw August Figura, Obs (bur CC/1/3/94); Uffz Hans Beck, R/O (bur Selsey St Peter Ch. Cem. Blk C, Row 8, Gr 14) and Fw Walter Kinnigheit, Flt Engr (no known grave). Lt Dubowe shown by VDK as in a sea grave, and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval memorial (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
839 Dubral, OscarFw8/KG-27He 111P Werk# Unk "1G + CS" (lost 8/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 August, 1940: sd by a Hurricane of No. 213 Sq, piloted by P/O H.D. Atkinson. The ac crashed into the sea off Charmouth, Dorset. Remaining crew: Fw A. Wiesmeier, Obs (MIA); Fw Walter Gietz, R/O (POW); Fw Franz Knoblich, Flt Engr (KIA) and Uffz Heinrich Schrage, Gnr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at CC, Plot 6, Row 18; Knoblich in Gr369 and Schrage in Gr 358. Source: D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
840 Dubrow, Hans JoachimObltWekusta 6 (Banak)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1345 "D7 + CP" (lost 8/27/44) Meteorological Operational Clasp KIC 27 August, 1944 in a weather-related crash into a hill at Bearallgaisa, 50km SW of Berievag, no mention of crew disposition (Wekusta Loss List.). Added: Crew buried Botn Rognan Cem. (Flyvrak Norway).
841 Dudeck, Hans-HeinzHptm3/2/191612 Stab II/JG-2(9/40), JGr-Süd (1/43 France), Stfkpt 6/JG-77(5/43), Stfkpt 4/JG-77(6/43), Kdr IV/JG-27(7/44-1/45), JG-52, JG-54 Bf 109E in JG-2, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5275 (lost 1/6/43; injured in a crash at the Salon airfield, cause not reported) in JGr- Süd, Bf 109G (Trop) in 6 & 4 Staffel, Bf 109G-10 Wk# 490644 "Black <3 + ~" (lost 1/1/45) in IV Grp
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
A 10 year Luft. veteran, he was shot down 1 January, 1945, by AA fire over Venraij Holland and taken prisoner during Operation Bodenplatte. His plane caught fire, crashed at Smakt Holland, NNE of Venray. He bailed out and somehow, his chute was ripped and he slammed through tree branches which saved his life. He was lucky to find himself in a British hospital the following day. He was also shot down over the Channel during the Battle of Britain. One known BOB victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 7 September, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dover on 19 August, 1941. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Therouanne area on 27 August, 1941. Served in N. Africa. One known Desert victory, a Marlet on 8 May, 1943. In Sicily, he downed a B-17 on 25 June, 1943. A P-51 at Brecy, W of Flers, on 18 July, 1944. His 6th, an Auster III N of Periers on 19 July, 1944. A Lancaster at Hagen-Iserlohn on 12 December, 1944. A P-47 at Aachen-Kerpen on 17 December, 1944. Retired Bundeswehr Major. AKA Karl Heinz Dudeck. Deceased 9 April, 1998.
842 Düding, RudiOfw1810/NJG-5 (8/43 S.U.), 1/NJG-100 (4/44 S.U.)Ju 88, Do 217, Fw 189AEP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet DB-3 on the night of 8-9 August, 1943. A 2nd, an R-5 on the night of 11-12 August, 1943. A 3rd, an R-5 the night of 5-6 April, 1944. A 4th, a B-25 (i.z.Arb>0 the night of 27-28 June, 1944. A 5th, an Il-4 on 3 July, 1944. Nos 6 & 7, an Il-4 and a B-24 the night of 4-5 July, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9 shared with Hptm August Fischer the night of 8-9 July, 1944. An Il-4 at Brest-Litovsk the night of 15-16 July, 1944. An 11th, a Soviet Halifax the night of 28-29 August, 1944. A 12th, a Soviet Li-2 the night of 13-14 October, 1944. Magnus Report. Alternate spelling: Duding.
843 Dudnitzek, PaulUffz26/JG-54Fw 190A-4 Werk# (14)2329 "Yellow 2" (lost 8/24/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1943; aerial combat in Russia. One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 16 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 23 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Düdintzek.
844 Düllberg, ErnstMaj3/28/1913Unna, Westfalen50 Stabstaffel I/JG-3, I/JG-1, Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (9/41), Kdr III/JG-27 (3/44), Kdr JG-76* (10/44), JG-7 Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Wk# 8466 (Dam) & Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140139 "Black << + I" (9/43 Wiesbaden, 3/44), Me 262
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pemdant
10 Bombers. His first victory, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 18 August, 1940, while serving in 5/JG-27. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 30 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Biggin Hill on 27 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 30 September, 1940. 8 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a Martin B-26 on 25 June, 1941. Wounded 22 November, 1941 in N. Africa. He was the victim of RAAF No.3 Sq. pilot ace, Alan Rawlinson. He made a successful belly landing after returning to his base at Ain-el-Gazala. 10 victories in the Desert, including a P-46 (?) east of El-Daba N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 while in III/JG-27. Another known victory, a B-24 W of Megara on 23 March, 1944. His 30th, a B-24 (HSS) W of Veszprem on 23 April, 1944. After returning to the Eastern Front, a Yak-9 SE of Budapest on 4 November, 1944. 650 combat missions. *Note: JG-76 controlled I/JG-53, II/JG-52, II/JG-51 and Hungarian JGr-101. Deceased 4 August, 1984 in Essen. Another source states his death as 27 July, 1984.
845 Dunkel, KarlUffz1/15/192510/JG-1 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 164912 "Black 7" (lost 8/15/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Dreux France. Buried Champigny-St Andre France, Block 8/1013. Source: J. Geensen.
846 Dunker,Uffz11/JG-76 (8/44 Athis Fr.)Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk "Yellow 15" (lost 8/22/44)Fighter Operational ClaspBelieved KIA 22 August, 1944; sd by ground fire while attacking the Mantes bridgehead (falkeeinsblogspot).
847 Dünwald, PeterUffzIV/StG-151 (Balkans)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2401 (lost 8/23/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 23 August, 1943 at the Pancevo airfield; collided with Ju 87 Wk# 2273, piloted by Ofw Rudolf Helbig (KIC, his unnamed R/O survived). Also KIC, Ogefr Joachim Crämer, R/O. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani & Ju 87 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Dünnwald (Ju 87 Loss List)
848 Dürkop, OttoUffz81/JG-54 (10/41 S.U.), 4/JG-54 (1/43)Bf 109F-4 "White 11" , Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10389 "White 11" (lost 1/23/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 23 January, 1943, cause and location unknown. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 1 October, 1941. A 2nd, an I-26 on 17 December, 1941. A 3rd, an I-18 on 25 January, 1942. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 4 February, 1942. A 5th, a Pe-2 on 14 August, 1942. A 6th, a Pe-2 on 22 August, 1942. A 7th, an Il-2 on 5 January, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG-3 on 6 January, 1943.
849 Dürr, HermannUffz8/25/1920Burgrieden54/JG-302 (8/44), 12/JG-301 (11/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166274 (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G Werk # Unk (lost 2/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 1 February, 1945. Two known victories, a P-38 and a B-24 by Papa on 22 August, 1944. Nos. 3 and 4, both B-17s on 24 August, 1944, no locations given, but most likely in the Papa area (Perry Claims). A 5th, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. Magnus. Added: On 24 August, 1944, while in 4/JG-302, attacking an American bomber formation, he was injured bailing from his stricken G-6, and landed at Kunzak, Cz.. He was the victim of a P-51 of 325FG/318FS, piloted by Capt Harry A. Parker. A Czech source suggests his date of death was 2 February, and that he died at Luckau, and is buried in a single grave at the Lübben Hauptfriedhof, Virchow Street (D.Drury).
850 Dusik, HerbertGefr17/JG-27 (6/44), 11/JG-27 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413616 "Red 12 + I" (lost 8/16/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported KIA 16 August, 1944 between Epernon and Gallardon, cause unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 on 23 June, 1944, no location.
851 Duttgemann,Ofw14/NAGr-4Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet "unidentified" AC on 1 August, 1942.
852 Düttmann, ErhardLt9/23/192223/NJG-4 (Altenstadt 1/45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714107 "3C + FL" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte, shot down by a P-47, piloted by 1/Lt John Ginder of 10FS, 50FG, at Hengstbach, 5 km west of Zweibrücken, over the Western Front. Remaining crew(KIA): Ogefr Fritz Renke, (geb 11/29/23) R/O and Uffz Friedrich Berberich (geb 4/23/23) Mechanich. The three were initially buried in the private cemetery on the Wahler Hof farm. (Jager Blatt 2004 & Andreas Rothhaar). One known victory, a "4 mot" W of Paris on 26 July, 1944. A 2nd "4 mot" on 9 August, 1944, no location.
853 Düttmann, Peter 'Bonifaz'Lt5/23/1923Giessen152 5/JG-52 (5/43 Russia), 6/JG-52 (9/44 S.U.), 5/JG-52 (10/44 Hungary), Stfkpt 5/JG-52 (1/45), Stfkpt 7/JG-52 (5/45 Neubiberg) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19623 "Black 12"(7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 167238 & Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # Unk "Black 1, all in 5/JG-52, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 442056 "Yellow 4" in 6/JG-52 (dam 11/1/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 610533 (1/45), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 610592 (or 610992) "Yellow 20" (5/45)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/15/44)
EP(2/8/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 November, 1944 during aerial combat with Il-2s over Budapest. Collided on the ground with Uffz Wester, who had run out of fuel. Plus 42 unconfirmed. 398 missions. Shot down or force landed 19 times. One such incident on 21 January, 1945 when he was a passenger in a Ju 87 piloted by Fw Klepp (D.Drury). All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a low-flying U-2 on 21 May, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 July, 1943. A Boston on 11 July, 1943. Two Il-5s on 22 July, 1943. Two Il-5s on 23 July, 1943. An Il-5 and a Yak-1 on 26 July, 1943. Three Il-2s on 17 August, 1943. A Soviet P-40 on 25 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 WNW of Cape Chroni, a P-39 S of Ozassnaya and a Yak-7 SE of Kerch on 29 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 January, 1944. A Soviet P-40 on 1 March, 1944. Three Il-2s and a P-40 on 16 March, 1944. A LaGG-5, an Il-2 and two P-40s on 5 April, 1944. On 7 May, 1944, he had nine victories. A Soviet fighter of IAR-80 and a captured Ju-52 on 17 September, 1944. Two Yak-11s on 19 September, 1944. Four LaGG-5s on 24 September, 1944. Another of many Soviet multiple victories, four LaGG-5s of IAR-80 on 25 September, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 1 November, 1944. Deceased 9 January, 2001. Photo
854 Duwiger, MaxLt9/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822424 "B3 + BT" (lost 8/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 9 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
855 Dylewski, Kurt HeinzFhj-Fw48/JG-5 (8/42 Norway; 2/43 S.U.), 12/JG-26Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7243 "Black 12" (lost 2/19/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161696 "Blue 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 of 78FG at Handrup-Stappenberg. MIA (briefly) 19 February, 1943 during a mission near Ikke (Russia?); returned later (Source: SIG Norway). His first known victory, a Soviet Hurricane on 10 August while in 8/JG-5. A 2nd, an I-153 on 13 August, 1942. A 3rd and 4th, a Hurricane NNE of Murmansk and one 34 km S of Murmaschi on 22 September, 1942. Alternate spelling: Dylowski.
856 Ebbighausen, KarlHptm11/30/1913Einbeck Hannover73.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 4/JG-26 (5/40), Kdr II/JG-26 (8/40 Marquise)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-3 "White 1 + -" (6/40), Bf 109E-4 "Black < - + -" (lost 8/16/40)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1940 in aerial combat in his E-4 over Dover and Folkestone, England, with Spitfires of RAF No. 266 Squadron. Crashed into the Channel southeast of Dover; his body was never recovered. WIA 19 May, 1940 in his E-3 by a Hurricane of RAF No. 615 Sq., piloted by F/O Tony Eyre. 3 victories in Spain. His first two victories were both Fokkers T-V over Dordrecht, 13 May, 1940, the last of the Dutch medium bombers. His 3rd, a Morane at Douai on 18 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 24 May, 1940. His 5th victory, a Battle 18 km south of Vernon, 14 June, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Sandwich on 14 August, 1940. His 7th, a Spitfire SW of Dover on 15 August, 1940. His E-4s personal emblems; a Raging Bull and Mickey Mouse symbolic of his days in Spain.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Returning from a mission
857 Ebeling, AlfredFw1/SG-2 (Gorgenyaroszfalu, Hungary?) Fw 190G-3 Werk # 160913 "White G" (dam 8/8/44) Wound Badge, Ground Assault Operational Clasp Injured in a mid-air collision 8 August, 1944 with another Fw 190 piloted by Fw Helmut Köster. The collision took place near Reghin (Ger. Sächsisch-Regen), Mures Co., Hungary. Fw Ebeling managed to parachute clear, however, Fw Köster perished (D.Drury).
858 Ebeling, HeinzOblt1/2/1918Karlsruhe18JG-26 (joins 12/39), 8/JG-26 (5/40), Stfkpt 9 (Jabo)/JG-26 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1, Bf 109E-4 Wk# 3712 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 8/31/40), Bf 109E-4 Wk# 3740 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 11/5/40)
RK(11/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 5 November, 1940; Forced to bail out near Wittersham after colliding with his wingman, Fw Walter Braun. Their ac crashed at Wittersham, Kent. Both men were captured near Dungeness, England. On 31 August, 1940, after downing a Hurricane N of London, he crashed into the Channel in Wk# 3712, but was sucessfully rescued by a Do 18 after a 90 minute swim. Later this same day, he downed two more Hurricanes. 163 missions. His first victory, a Morane 406 at Gramont, Kreis Namur, 17 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane northwest of Ostende, 28 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane at Dunkirk on 31 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Rouen on 9 June, 1940. His 5th, a Defiant in the Paris area, 13 June, 1940. Nos.6, 7 & 8, two Hurricanes over the Thames and a Spitfire SW of Dover on 12 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire at Folkestone on 15 August, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Hythe on 15 August, 1940. Nos.13, 14 & 15, three Hurricanes NW of Folkestone on 31 August, 1940. Nos.16 & 17, both Spitfires, one NW of Dover, the other SE of London, on 7 September, 1940. His 18th, and last victory, a Hurricane S of Gravesend on 18 September, 1940. Deceased 30 November, 1987 at Obsteig in Tirol.
859 Ebeling, KunoMaj13(H)/21 (40's), Stfkpt 5(H)/41 (8/41), Prov Kdr II/NAG-102 (2/43), Kdr JG-117, Kdr I/NAG-102 (1/44), Kdr II/JG 105 (8/44 to end)Fw 189 Werk # Unk (dam 8/22/41), Ar 96, Bf 109, Fw 190EK 2, Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp WIA 22 August, 1942; his ac shot up by fighters near Velikiye Luki. Credited with one victory (LOCS).
860 Ebeling, WernerUffz12/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440017 (lost 8/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC on 26 August, 1944 at Helvesiek during a training exercise (JG-4 List)
861 Ebelsch, Uffz13/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 27 August, 1944.
862 Ebener, KurtOblt5/4/1920Könitz Thüringen57Erg Ost (4/43), 4/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 5/JG-11 (8/44)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13698 "White 10 + -" (10% dam 12/17/42; flak dam while flown by Buttstadt), Bf 109G-6 (in "44), Bf 109G-14 Wk# 780667 "Black 2" (lost 8/23/44)
RK(4/7/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/17/43)
EP(3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 23 August, 1944. Seriously wounded in his G-14 by US fighters SE of Paris, he bailed successfully and was taken prisoner by American troops on the Invasion Front. 150 missions. 52 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two I-61s on 23 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 1 July, 1942. Another Il-2 on 24 July, 1942. An R-5 on 25 July, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 30 July, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 5 August, 1942. An I-180 on 21 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 15 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 6 October, 1942. Two Il-2s on 3 December, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 17 December, 1942. Three LaGG-3s and two Pe-2s on 19 December, 1942. Two MiG-1s, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 30 December, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 7 January, 1943. Three Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 10 January, 1943. Two Il-2s and a LaGG-3 on 12 January, 1943. Two DB-3s and two LaGG-3s on 15 January, 1943. His 53rd victory, a Spitfire over France on 14 August, 1944. A 54th, a P-47 in the Etampes area on 16 August, 1944. Another P-47, next day, same area. Two brothers (Heeres) KIA in Russia. Repatriated 1/45 due to wounds. DOW 7 May, 1975 at Fischbach in Taunus. Photo
863 Eberle, JosefLt3/22/19149/JG-54 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 13" (50%), Bf 109E-4 Werk# 1573 "Yellow 3" (lost 10/9/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 October, 1940 in aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No.41 Sq., flown by P/O Walker, in "Yellow 3" over Rochester/Canterbury. Ditched at sea, 10 miles off Dover; washed ashore 10/26/40 near Harwich, Essex; buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 218 (M.Croft).On 12 August, 1940, he was wounded and sustained 50% damage to "Yellow 13" over the English Channel and successfully belly landed in France, despite his wounds.
Cannock Chase
864 Eberle, KarlLt82/JG-77 (6/42 Med), Stab II/JG-77 (9/43 Italy)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Trop Werk # 10559 "Black 6" (lost 9/26/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140016 "Black <" (lost 11/2/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 November, 1943 during aerial combat in tha Albano area. WIA 26 September, 1942 during aerial combat with fighters over Malta, bailed safely. His 4th victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 2 June, 1942. His 6th known victory was a Spitfire V over Malta on 2 August, 1942. His 7th, a P-40E on 14 January, 1943. His 8th, a P-40 on 3 August, 1943 in southern Italy.
865 Ebersberger, KurtHptm1915 (or 2/11/1914)284/JG-26 (8/40), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (8/41), 8/JG-26 (7/43), Stfkpt 4/JG-26 (10/43)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20234 "White 7 + -" in 4/JG-26, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5646 "White 4" (dam 2/7/43 WIFA), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550440 "Blue I" (lost 10/24/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/5/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 October, 1943 in his A-6 while attacking a B-26 formation 3 km S of Hesdin. He was hit by an RCAF Spitfire, piloted by F/O A/T/ Carlson of No. 400 Sq., managed to jump, but was too low for his chute to open. WIFA 7 October, 1942 in his A-4 which crashed at Ligescourt, when his engine failed on a transfer flight. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 15 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Defiant at Boulogne on 23 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire S of London on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Redhill on 6 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Eastchurch on 14 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Herne Bay on 1 November, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane at Rochester on 5 December, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire at Nieuport on 11 June, 1941. His 9th, a Spitfire at St Omer on 23 June, 1941. His 10th, a Spitfire by Marquise on 27 June, 1941. His 15th, a Spitfire southwest of Boulogne on 21 October, 1941. His 20th, a Spitfire at Le Touquet on 24 April, 1942. His 25th, a Spitfire west of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Another known victory, a Spitfire at St. Pol on 27 August, 1943.

866 Ebert, GerhardGefr7/JG-77 (Northern Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165719 "Black < + -" (lost 8/20/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 August, 1944 during aerial combat while on a transfer flight near Levaligi (Bf 109 Loss List).
867 Ebert, Walter KarlLt19 8/JG-2 (8/40 named Fw Karl), 8/JG-2 (10/42), 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (3/44) Bf 109F in 8 Staffel, Bf 109G in 10 Staffel, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470012 (40% dam 9/23/43, cmbt w/2 P-47's N of Nantes)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known "damaged" (n.b.) Hurricane at Portland on 25 August, 1940, being recorded to Fw Karl Ebert. A 2nd, (referred to as a 1st to Walter), a Hurricane at Portsmouth on 26 August, 1940. One known victory (as a Fw), a B-17 II 30 km south of Brest on 21 October, 1942. His 2nd B-17 II on 18 November, 1942. A 3rd B-17 on 23 November, 1942. Another B-17 on 30 December, 1942. A Whitley V 10 km northeast of Ile d Oeussant on 6 January, 1943. A Spitfire on 5 April, 1943. A Catalina on 7 April, 1943. A Spitfire on 11 April, 1943. A P-51 40 km north of Morlaix on 30 April, 1943. A B-17 near St. Nazaire on 1 May, 1943. A Spitfire on 16 May, 1943. Another B-17 near St. Nazaire on 29 May, 1943. A P-51 on 12 June, 1943. A B-17 on 28 June, 1943. Two B-17s in the Villeneuve area on 6 September, 1943. A B-17 at Minden on 11 January, 1944. Another B-17 on 8 February, 1944. His 19th, another B-17 of 303BG, # 42-5788, 8 km S of Antwerp on 22 February, 1944. Magnus Report.
868 Eberth, AlfredOfhr1310/JG-11 (7/44 S.U.), 12/JG-11 (8/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171659 (lost 8/16/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 August, 1944 by flak over Raseinen; bailed safely. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 9 July, 1944. A 2nd, a LaGG-5 on 3 August, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 16 August, 1944. Magnus Report.
869 Eberwein, ManfredOblt3/2/1923Grossdeuben56 1/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.), 3/JG-54 (5/44) Bf 109G in JG-52, Fw 190A-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
English POW, summer 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet IL-4 on 7 July, 1943. An Il-7 on 22 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 14 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1943. A Yak-1 on 26 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 23 September, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 25 September, 1943. A Boston III on 27 September, 1943. A Boston III on 5 April, 1944. A P-39 on 18 April, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 15 May, 1944. One known western victory, a B-17 near Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. A Soviet P-39 and a Yak-9 on 30 May, 1944. A P-39 on 2 June, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 5 June, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 6 June, 1944. A Yak-9 on 18 July, 1944. A LaGG-5 on 20 July, 1944. A Yak-9 on 23 July, 1944. A Pe-2 on 24 July, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 24 August, 1944. Three more Yak-9s on 26 August, 1944. A Yak-9 on 2 September, 1944. Two LaGG-5s on 15 October, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 16 October, 1944. Two Yak-9s and two P-39s on 17 October, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories.
870 Eberwein, UdoLtIV/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6539 (lost 8/7/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 7 August, 1943: "Aufschlagbrand" (impact fire) SE of Bobruisk, no further detail. One named crew, Werner Siegel also KIC. Source: KG-51 Loss List.
871 Ebus, GerhardFw3/29/1914Krefeld16/JG-2Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/24/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 August, 1940; AC dived into Well, Shanklin Down, Isle of Wight; pilot bailed into the sea; buried Gosport (Anns Hill) Cem., Plot 188, Gr 40 (M.Croft & D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 at Epernay, 3 June, 1940.
872 Eckardt, AlfonsFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506Ju 88 Werk # 723 "S4 + LH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 2 August, 1941, failing to return from a mission at the Humber Estuary, having been shot down by two Spitfires of RAF No 129 Sq., 60 miles ESE of Flamborough Head. The two RAF pilots were Flt Lt R.R.McPherson and P/O D.O.Cunliffe. Remaining crew: Lt z.See Ernst Rupp, Observer (MIA), Ogefr Andreas Zanussi, wireless operator (KIA) and Fw Hans Braun, gunner (KIA). McPherson saw the crew in the sea with a dingy that was not inflated.
873 Eckel, WalterOfw3/25/191012/NJG-4, 3/NJG-4 (Langendiebach)Ju 88G-1 (lost 9/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27/28 September, 1944 during aerial combat; shot down by a Mosquito at Sommerkahl, 26 km ESE of Hanau (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Ofw Richard Fetzer (4/3/1920) and Gnr Fw Alwin Schüler (1/19/1917). All three buried At Hauptfriedhof Hanau, Q1, Graves 67, 68 & 69 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Lancaster NW of Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943.
874 Eckerle, FranzHptm4/24/1912Baden - Baden593/JG-76 (9/39), Stfkpt 6/JG-54 (9/41), Kdr I/JG-54 (1/42 repl Von Selle)Bf 109D or E "Yel 1", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9588 "Yellow ?" (9/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9728 "CH+OP" "Black <<" (lost 2/14/42)
RK(9/18/41)
EL(3/12/42 Post.)
EP (12/19/40)

EK 1 & 2
Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 February, 1942, in Werk# 9728, brought down by ground fire and forced landed in the Welikije Luki area, 27 km southeast of Schüsselburg, near Woronovo, behind enemy lines. His pilot certificate was awarded to Gefr Franz Eckerle on 4 July, 1935. His 1st victory, a Spitfire 15 May, 1940, no location. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Vlissingen on 30 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim 5 km outside Haamstede on 1 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire 3 km E of Deal on 9 November, 1940. Well known aerobatic pilot before the war. Channel pilot. Barbarossa pilot. Flew Bf 109 "Yellow 3" in 6 Staffel. Most of the 59 victories were in the East. His first known Soviet victory, a triple on 1 January, 1942; two I-16s and an I-153. Two P-40s of 158 IAP on 7 January, 1942. Another triple on 28 January, 1942; an I-18 and two I-180s. Another triple, An I-16, a U-2 and an Il-2 on 7 February, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 59 victories. Photo
875 Eckert, FritzFw4/27/1911Hattendorf6/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2782 "A1 + JP" (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 30 August, 1940 when his ac was attacked by fighters during a raid on Radlett, Hertfordshire. The Observer, Gefr Albert Klapp (WIA/POW) took over the controls and made a successful belly landing on a farm land near RAF Manston, Kent. Remaining crew: Gefr Hans Georg Köhler, R/O (WIA/DOW 9/2/40); Fw Kurt Stockl, Flt Engr (POW) and Gefr Friedrich Glück, Gnr (WIA/POW). Eckert burid at Margate Cem, Sec 50, Gr 15034; Köhler buried at Ramsgate Cem, Sec MA, Gr 92 (D.Drury).
876 Eckert, GeorgOblt3/8/19147/LG-2 (Channel)Bf 110C-5 Werk # 2263 (or 2262) "L2 + DR" (lost 10/2/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 2 October, 1940 when he collided with another Bf 110 of his same unit, Werk # 2188, Ofw Hermann Kroll, the only occupant, surviving. Source: A. Rosseels & Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Both Oblt Eckert & Uffz August Hauss, his R/O, were killed when they bailed from an altitude of 20-30 meters. The body of Oblt Eckert was found by a farmer in the village of Kapelle-op-den-Bos. Both airmen initially buried Leuven, now buried at Lommel (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
Lommel, Belgium
877 Eckert, HerbertUffz212/JG-51 (8/43 S.U.), 4/JG-302Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 July, 1944 in the Palttensee area/Hungary. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 4 August, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2(m.H.) N of Tsmorosowo on 7 August, 1943.
878 Eckert, HorstUffz15/JG-54 (7/43 S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1294 "Black 10" (lost 8/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 August, 1943 during a Ferry Flight, location unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1943.
879 Eckert, WernerUffz2/KG-40Ju 88A-5 Werk # 882429 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 1 September, 1941, crashing at Beauvais, cause unknown. Remaining crew(KIA): Uffz August Wichert, R/O. Jager Blatt 3/2003.
880 Eckert, WernerUffz3/NAGr-13Bf 109G-8 (lost 8/2/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1944; sd during a reconnaissance mission near Evreux France. He was serving as wingman for Alois Landsmann, both MIA (R. Randall).
881 Eckold, HelmutLt4/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6766 "<< + -" (lost 8/14/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1941 after aerial combat with 8 DB-3s and 4 Il-2s at Minjuschi. This is believed to have been Kdr Woitkes aircraft. Alternate spelling: Eckoldt (Magnus). Victories may be as high as 6 (Magnus).
882 Edelhoff, WernerLt2Stab/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600382 "Black <" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte. He was shot down by AA fire in the Malmedy-Verviers area, managed to parachute safely and was immediately captured. One known victory, a P-47 E of Paris on 27 August, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at Hochstenbach on 21 October, 1944.
883 Edelmann, Friedrich "Fritz"Hptm9/24/1918Munich63/JG-2 (12/41), 1/JG-2 (6/42), Stab I/JG-2 (4/42 Channel), Adj JG-2 (1/44)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7055(40% dam 4/17/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0275(70% lost 10/31/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 January, 1944 in aerial combat north of Paris. Occassionally flew wingman for Oesau in the Spring of 1942. Wounded 17 April, 1942 in Werk # 7055 of JG-2 by bomber return fire near Beaumont-le-Roger airfield. Injured 31 October, 1942 in Werk # 0275 in a crash landing near Cauverville due to major technical problems. One known victory, a Spitfire on 5 June, 1942. Another, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942. A 3rd, a B-17 15 km north of Pleubian on 16 February, 1943. Another B-17 6 km west of St. Valery on 28 March, 1943. A 3rd B-17 8 km west of Pointe de la Corbiere on 29 May, 1943. A 6th victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 4 July, 1943.
884 Eder, Georg Peter 'Schorsch'Maj3/8/1921Oberdachstetten Franken784/JG-51 (6/41), 5, 9 &Stfkpt 12/JG-2 (Channel), Stfkpt 6/JG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 6/JG-26, Kdr II/JG-26, Kdo NowotnyBf 109F-2 Werk # 9184 (80% dam 8/10/41; WIC coll w/Ju 52 on ground), Fw 190A-2 Wk# 5257 "Yel 7 + I" w 9/JG-2, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14988 (70% dam 3/28/43 w/B-17, emergency land near Beaumont le Roger airfield), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20733 (lost 11/5/43), Bf 109G-6/R6 Werk # 14988 "Black 1 + -" (dam 3/2843), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430645 "Yel 4" (lost 4/19/44) & Fw 190D-9 "Yellow 4" & Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730386 "Red 24 at Cottbus in JG-1, Me 262
RK(6/24/44)
EL(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/31/43)
EP(6/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
G.Wnd Bdg
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend.
36 Bombers. He suffered a skull fracture on 22 August, 1941, when he coillided on the ground with a Ju 52 at Ponjatowska in Bf 109F-2 Wk# 9184. He scored his first victory in 190A "Yellow 7" in July 1942. On 28 March, 1943, after downing a B-17, he was hit by return fire and crashed a Bf 109G-4 Wk# 14998, somersaulting on landing at Beaumont. On 5 Nov, 1943, he was forced to bail from Bf 109G-6 Wk# 20733. His A-7, WK# 430645 "Yellow 4" was lost 19 April, 1944 after he was forced to bail after combat with a P-47. Next AC was an A-8 Wk# 170071"Yellow 4". On 29 May 1944, he flew an A-8 Wk# 730386 "Red 24" in JG-1, colliding with Siebel. Eder succeded Emil Lang and remained with JG-26 until October 1944, when he joined "Kommando Nowotny", 9/JG-7, the first jet fighter unit. 10 victories in the East, including his first known Soviet victories, an I-16 and a SB-2 on 22 June, 1944. . 4 victories while serving in JG-26. 12 victories in the Me 262. Plus 3 Sherman Tanks and 18 unconfirmed victories. 572 combat missions, 150 in Me 262. Shot down 17 times, wounded 12 on these occasions! Deceased 11 March, 1986 in Wiesbaden. Bailed 9 times.
885 Eder, HansHptm7/19/19131Stab I/JG-4 (8/43)Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
A JG-4 report claims he bailed but was reported killed during aerial combat over Rome on 13 January, 1944. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 on 1 August, 1943.
886 Edrich, August R.UffzII/JG-77Bf 109EFighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 November, 1939 after a scramble. Buried at the Kriegsgräberstätte in Noyers-Pont-Maugis, France, Grave location: Block 4, Grave 2817, per A. Brekken.
887 Effner, OttoUffz10/JG-53 (8/44 Kirrlach)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 510647 "White 9 + I" (lost 8/24/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460407 "White 1 + I" (lost 12/27/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near Kirrlach, bailed safely. WIA 24 August, 1944 during aerial combat with bombers, colliision, near Lüneberg, bailed safely.
888 Egerer, Ernst MaxUffz36/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 16/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 732128 "Blue 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 29 September, 1944 west of Emmerich. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 August, 1944. A 2nd Soviet, a Yak-11 on 5 September, 1944. One known western victory, a P-47 near Nijmegen on 21 September, 1944.
889 Eggebrecht, GünterLt5/4/19201Schwarmführer 4/JGr "Drontheim" (Oerlandet af Norway, 41), 5/JG-51, 6/JG-51(Tunis 12/42 Africa), JG-4(6/44)Bf 109Es "White 5", "White 16" and "White 2" in 41, Bf 109F in 42, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10721 "Wh 4"(60% dam 12/28/42) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 December, 1942 during aerial combat with an enemy fighter (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. Deceased 10 May, 1996
890 Eggers, AugustLt1/31/19209/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15956 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 11/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 November, 1943, cause and location unknown.
891 Eggers, HerbertOfw9/16/1915PlönSeenotflugkdo-2 (or 5)He 59 Werk # 935 "DA + WU" (lost 8/27/40)Air Sea Rescue Operational ClaspKIA 27 August, 1940 when his ac was sd by a Spitfire of No.602 Sq., piloted by F/O Paul Webb, at sea off Cherbourg. Remaining crew: Lt.z.S. Klaus Mietling, Obs (KIA); Fw Albert Bossert, R/O (MIA) and Fw Wilhelm Boettger, Flt Engr (MIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem., Bourdon, Fr.. Ofw Eggers in Blk 6, Row 5, Gr 175 and Lt.z.S. Mietling in Blk 32, Row5, Gr 193 (.Drury).
892 Eggers, LeoHptm7/26/1912Moskau32/JG-21 (39), Stfkpt 8/JG-54 (40), Kdr Erg/JG-54 (3/41), Stfkpt 13(Pz)/JG-51, Adj III/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109E in JG-54, Ar68, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-102, Hs 129 in JG-51, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19220 "Black < I+ I" (lost 7/5/43) in JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 July, 1943, believed to be aerial combat at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6111. One known victory, a Polish P-24 near Warsaw on 6 September, 1939, while he was Stfkpt 2/JG-21. His 2nd & 3rd, a Hawk-75A at Cambrai and a Hawk N of Douai, 26 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim NW of Horn on 2 July, 1940. Egger served in 13(Pz)/JG-51 in August of 1942 flying the Hs129. In February of 1943, he commanded I/JG-102. Added: The crash location was NW of Belgorod Russia. He is believed buried in Grakovo Russia (D.Drury).
893 Eggert,Gefr18/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944.
894 Eggert, KarlLt11/19/1915Augsburg7/KG-3Do 17Z-3 Werk # 2646 "5K + ER" (lost 8/26/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 26 August, 1940 (DOW 28 August, 1940); sd by RAF fighters and crashed onto the rocks at Foreness Point, Kent. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Haupt, Obs (POW); Ogefr Kurt Ramm, R/O (WIA/POW) and Ogefr Walter Knochenmuss,Flt Engr (KIA). The two deceased are buried at Margate Cem. Section 50: Eggeret Gr 15033; Knochenmuss Gr 15032 (D.Drury).
895 Eh, HerbertLt31/JG-1, 3/JG-1 (8/43)Fw 190A-4 & 5, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170097 "Yellow 2" (lost 4/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 22 April, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters near Oostbevern; bailed safely. One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) on 12 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 E of Dümmer on 10 February, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 in the Münster area on 22 April, 1944.
896 Ehle, WalterMaj4/28/1913Windhuk, Südafrika36Legion Condor (3/JGr-88), Stfkpt 3/ZG-1, Kdr II/NJG-1 (10/40-11/43)Bf 110C "G9 + AC" (10/40), Bf 110E-2 Werk # 3768 "G9 + AC" (dam 4/9/41; belly land at Deelen, crew OK), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5575 "G9 + AC" (lost 11/18/43)
RK(8/29/43)

Spanish Cross in Gold

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/9/42)
EK 1
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 18 November, 1943 while attempting to land his G-4 after a mission near St. Trond, when the landing lights went out during his landing maueuver. Buried Lommel Belgium, Block 21, Grave 42 (Rosseels). Second pilot to score a Night victory. His first may have been a Wellington on the night of 9-10 February, 1941, no location. His 6th, a Wellington at Westhever/Schleswig-Holstein on 11 May, 1941. A Wellington and a Stirling the night of 29-30 June, 1941. Another victory, a Wellington north of Charolle on 28 August, 1942. Another Wellington north of Gross Doireau on 29 August, 1942. A Stirling I of RAF No. 218 Sq. at Sterrebeek (Brabant), 9 km ENE of Brussels, the night of 1-2 September, 1942. On the night of 25-26 May, 1943, he downed five AC; a Wellington, a Halifax and 3 Stirlings. Ehle was a founding member of the Night Fighter Arm. His R/O was Ofw Weng. 3 of his victories were Day victories as a destroyer pilot. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories.


Lommel, Belgium
897 Ehlers, HansMaj7/15/1914Kellinghusen Holstein552/JG-3, 3/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.), 6/JG-1 (6/42), 2/JG-1, Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (4/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-1, Kdr I/JG-1Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5708 (lost 6/30/41; Injured, hit obstruction), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 0581 "Wht 20", Fw 190A-4 Wk# 530715, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530715 (lost 10/8/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170046 "Yellow 5" (dam 4/13/44 belly land after combat with B-17s), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 739363 "White 20" (lost 12/27/44)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 during aerial combat in Wk# 739363 "White 20" with P-51s of 364FG while providing cover for Panzers in the Dinant-Rochefort area, over the Eifel Mountains. His "White 20" went down near Berresborn, west of Mayen.While in 2 Staffel, on 8 October, 1943, in A-6, Werk # 530715, He was wounded 8 October, 1943 when he collided with a B-17 from the 100th BG; bailed safely. His 1st & 2nd known victories, both Spitfires southeast of Valenciennes, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Calais on 26 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the London area on 5 September, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire northwest of St. Omer, 5 Feb., 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, his 6th victory, an I-16 on 22 June, 1941. His Wk# 530715 crashed at Welsum Holland on 8 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His 35th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. Channel pilot. 23 bombers. Shot down 12 times. He was nominated for the EL. His 20th victory, a Spitfire southeast of Lamswaarde on 4 May, 1943, while in 6/JG-1. His 40th, a P-38 on 15 March, 1944, no location, while in 3/JG-1. His 50th, a B-24 S of Verden on 19 May, 1944.
898 Ehmke,Fw14/SG-3 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 24 August, 1944.
899 Ehrenberger, RudolfOfw8/25/1915Erbesthal, Austria49Flugzeugführer 6/JG-53 (9/40), 4/JG-53 (41 S.U.), 6/JG-53 (4/42 Cosimo; 8/43 Sicily; 3/44 reich Def), JG-77Bf 109F-2 (3/41), Bf 109F-4 "White 8" (11/41 Holland), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7440 (3/42/Sicily), Bf 109G-6 Werk# 440111 (lost 3/8/44)
RK(4/5/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/21/42)
EP(11/3/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 March, 1944 in his G-6 after aerial combat near Wittenberg with US bombers, when he was shot while parachuting down, near Jütterbog. Most victories in the West (Med. in JG-53). His 1st western victory, a Spitfire S of Dover on 27 September, 1940. 12 Soviet victories in 1941. During the Sicilian Campaign (3/42), he flew Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7440 "Yellow 4" (Prien). A Spitfire on 10 June, 1942. Four 4-engine bombers. One known victory, a P-38 2 km southeast of Insel Ventotene, southern Italy, on 12 August, 1943. Another, a B-17 15 km southeast of Salerno, 19 August, 1943. His 43rd, a P-38 on 7 January, 1944. A triple victory, his 46th, 47th & 48th, all 3 B-24s on 25 February, 1944, no location. Bowers/Lednicer, 49 victories.
900 Ehrhardt, Peter PaulOblt10/28/1921Frankfurt am Main236/NJG-1, 5/NJG-5 (4/43), 2/NJG-1 (11/43), 8 & 9/NJG-5 (2/44-3/45), NJG-11Bf 110G-4 in 9/NJG-5 (5/44-8/44 Athies-Laon Fr.)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 2 km east of Rerik on 21 April, 1943. Another, same day, a Wellington at Schwerin/Herneberg. Four victories on 17 August, 1943; 3 Lancasters and a "bomber" all in the Peenemünde area. A 7th known victory, a Halifax NE of Düsseldorf on 19 November, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 on 20 February, 1944. A B-17 "TE-7" north of Rostock on 24 February, 1944. Two Lancasters at Düsseldorf on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" into the sea off Ouddrop on 25 May, 1944. A Lancaster LL690 IJ which crashed in the French village of Iwuy (Source: Michel Lespagnol of Iwuy), in the Cambrai-Lille-Valeenciennes area on 16 June, 1944. A Lancaster S of Königsberg on 30 August, 1944. Two Lancasters N of Gotenhafen the night of 18-19 December, 1944. A DB-3F at Libau the night of 22-23 December, 1944. Deceased 5 May, 1983 in Düsseldorf. Alternate spelling: Erhardt

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