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901 Barth,Uffz11/Schl.G-1 (Schulegeschwader)Bf 109E-7 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 7 km E of Krugljakov (Rostov) on 17 December, 1942. This may well be one of the Barths (Karl?) in training, prior to permanent assignment to a squadron.
902 Barth,Uffz1I/SG-4 (10/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 30 km SSW of Vilkaviskis on 16 October, 1944.
903 Barth, Albert KarlUffz5/3/1912Esslingen-AltenbachStab II/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4280 "B3 + DC" (lost 4/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 15 April, 1941; sd by F/Lt Cosme L. Gomm of No. 604 Sq., crashed at Rughouse Farm, Holcombe Burnell, Devon, UK, two other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He is buried at Exeter Higher Cem., Sec Z, Row K, Gr 66. Remaining crew: Gefr Ludwig Rauhoff, Obs (POW); Ogefr Hans Joachim Pengel, R/O (POW) and Gefr Hermann Otto, Gnr (KIA, bur Exeter Cem., Sec Z, Row K, Gr 37) (D.Drury).
904 Barth, DieterOblt2Eins.St (Replacement Staffel)/NJG-102 (8/44), 9/NJG-102 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Lancaster 4 km S of Jesau on 30 August, 1944. A 2nd, a Soviet B-25 the night of 7-8 October, 1944.
905 Barth, DietrichUffzI/JGr-Süd (Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 18852 "Green 6" (lost 8/17/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1943 during aerial combat, location unreadable.
906 Barth, Eitel-AlbertHptm2/7/1915Bucharest, Rom.Stfkpt 4 & 6/KG-55He 111P-4 Werk # 3095 "G1 + JM"(4/41), He 111P-4 Werk # 2978 "G1 + KP" (5/41), He 111P-4 Werk # 2955 "G1 + AP" (lost 6/26/41)
RK(3/24/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/20/41)
EP(6/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 13 March, 1941; aerial combat with a fighter. Ditched in his "3095" on 13 April, 1941. Wk# 2955 sd by AA fire south of Kholoyov, crew retd safely to German lines. 319 combat missions. Joined the post-war Bundeswehr in 1956, he retired in 1960 as a Major. Deceased 5 November, 2004 Flims, Switzerland
907 Barth, GerhardFwIII/ZG-2, III/SKG-10, 4/SG-4Fw 190A,F & G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
908 Barth, GustavOfw16/JG-54Fw 190A "Blue ?" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Barth was not carried as KIA or MIA, but wounded. His AC was lost over Münster-Handorf on 21 November, 1944, therefore it is assumed that he bailed out safely.
909 Barth, HeinrichFw13/NJG-2 (7/41)Bf 110C EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim 30 km east of Great Yarmouth on 7 July, 1941.
910 Barth, HeinzOblt37/JG-53 (3/43 Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15522 "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 7/12/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire near Comiso. Unconfirmed Desert victory over a Kittyhawk 7 km northwest of Cap Bon on 8 March, 1943. His 2nd victory, confirmed as his 1st, a P-38 40 km northwest of Marettimo on 6 May, 1943. His 2nd confirmed victory, a P-40 on 8 May, 1943. His 3rd (or 4th) victory (also unlisted), in the Sicilian campaign, a P-39 Aircobra 30 km northeast of Pantellaria on 13 June, 1943. His 3rd (or 5th), a P-38F 6 km southeast of Sciacca on 15 June, 1943. Magnus carries all 5 victories as confirmed.
911 Barth, Hermann August RudolfLt I/KG(J)-6 (4/43-2/45 Reich Def) Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490193 (lost 2/2/45) EP (4/12/43), EK 1 & 2, Fighter Operational Clasp KIC at Mischkowitz, 2 February, 1945, in the vicinity of Saterlitz, 2km E of Prag-Gbell, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: Buried at Eger (KG(J)/6 Loss List). Another Cz. source indicates the Wk# as 130377. NOTE: The German Gendarmerie-Landeskdo Crash Report points out that the Wk# was not readily known.
912 Barth, KarlOfwI/Sch.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670217 (lost 10/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 13 October, 1943 after an enemy fighter attack NW of Starnewka. DK-G Awards List
913 Barth, Siegfried 'Balbo'Maj1/23/1916Augsburg Stfkpt 4/KG-51 (10/42), Kdr IV(Erg)/KG-51 (4/44 to 3/45), Kdr KG-51 (3/45 Rheine) He 111H Werk # 2648 "9K + DD" (lost 5/14/40), Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5254 (dam 6/25/41 flak), Me 410A & Me 262A-1a
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(5/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(6/25/41)
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 25 June, 1941 when he and his unnamed crew were brought down by AA fire in the vicinity of Darachow USSR. POW (briefly) 14 May, 1940 after his He 111 was sd by four Morane-Saulnier MS 406 fighters of GC III/6, and came down at Fougerolles. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Schildt (KIA); Uffz H.Kazmierowski (POW/WIA); Ofw H.Matt (POW) and Gefr F.Backhaus (POW). The surviving crew were released from captivity following the fall of France. Uffz Schildt is buried at Andilly, Blk 11, Row 8, Gr 594 (D.Drury). Barth replaced Obstlt von Hallensleben as Kdr KG-51. Post-war Luftwaffe service. Deceased 19 December, 1997, Bad Wörishhofen.

Barth poses in post-WW2 uniform
914 Barthe,Fw3/JG-77 (Slovenia)Bf 109G-6EK 2, Fighter Operational ClaspKnown to have claimed a B-24 over the Velebit mountain (Slovenia) on 2 April, 1944 (F.Braun).
915 Barthel, AdolfUffz4(H)/23Hs 126B
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
916 Barthel, AlfredUffz15/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4954 (lost 7/23/41), Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5412 (8/42 crash)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 July, 1941; shot down at Manighem, near Ostende, during aerial combat with Spitfires and suffered burns, but bailed successfully. Hospitalized at Courtrai. On 11 August, 1942, he was injured in a crash in his Fw 190, when he hit an object taking off from Epinoy. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Ostende on 23 July, 1941.
917 Barthel, ErichUffzI/JG-77 (10/44 Dortmund)Bf 109G-14 Werk# 512430 "Blue 13" (lost 12/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 December, 1944 in the Westfalen area, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
918 Barthel, FritzFwEinsatz Gr. Ju 88Do 17 Werk # 2173 (lost 6/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 June, 1943 over Yugoslavia, no cause reported. Also KIA, Uffz Heinz Rennecke. The pilot choice was made by me, as the pilot was not identified in the report. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
919 Barthel, GerhardUffz14/JG-52 (12/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20157 "White 1 + -" (dam 2/25/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140182 "White 1 + -" (lost 3/2/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 2 March, 1944 when he collided with Wk# 140242, piloted by Lt Ferdinand Klassen (injured). WIA 25 February, 1944 when hit by flak, location not reported. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 28 December, 1943.
920 Barthel, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 87 Werk # 2569 (70% dam 4/13/44)Pilot BadgeKIC with his unnamed R/O 13 April, 1944 northeast of Neusalz attempting an emergency landing due to a technical failure during a delivery flight.
921 Barthel, WernerLt46/NJG-1Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26/27 March, 1945 when he was shot down over Allied territory. Source: T. Boiten.
922 Barthels, GerhardLt3/KG-2Do217E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Alternate spelling: Bartels.
923 Barthian,StbsFw13/ZG-1Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 2 September, 1942.
924 Barthle, RudolfStbsFw3/KG-2, 6/StG-77 (7/42 S.U.)Ju 88B, Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2555 "S2 + BP" (lost 7/20/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA with unnamed crew 20 July, 1942 at Podgornoje due to flak (Ju 87 Loss List)
925 Bartholomäi, Hans GeorgOfhr4 9/JG-77 (12/44 Reich Def Ost, 2/45), II/JG-77 (4/45) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330185 (dam 12/2/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 12/23/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332537 (10% dam 2/3/45) EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured in a third crash at Mährische Pforte, by Hubertusruh on 3 February, 1945 due to a fuel shortage. He was uninjured in Wk# 330185 in a crash landing at Neuruppin on 2 December, 1944 due to engine damage (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 23 December, 1944 crashing on the airfield at Cologne-Ostheim, after combat; his ac a total loss (M.Weichert, 1/2022). His 2nd victory, an La-5 on 10 February, 1945. A 3rd, a Pe-2 on 16 March, 1945. A 4th, an Il-2 (o.Z.) on 21 April, 1945.
926 Bartl, HugoFw6/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 300129 "9K + EP" (lost 12/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unname crew in Map Quadrant Pl. Qu. 81263 6 December, 1943 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
927 Bartl, MichaelUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-506 (Küstenfliegergruppe)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1540 "S4 + MH" (lost 4/25/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 25/26 April, 1942 when he was shot down by F/Lt Neyder and Sft Wozney in a Beaufighter II, T3358 of RAF No. 307 Sq.. The AC crashed into the sea 15 miles south of Beer Head at approximately 22:20 hours. Four parachutes were seen before the AC went down in flames and its destruction was confirmed by the Royal Observer Corps and the convoy "Stencil". Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Joachim Ritzmann, Observer; Uffz Fritz Schmidt, R/O and Fw Max Burdenski, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
928 Bartl, sicOfw15(F)/123Bf 109G-4/R3, Bf 109G-6/R3
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 S of Monchy-Breton on 30 December, 1943.
929 Bartling, GüntherUffz115/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7527 "DR+YU" "Black 6" (lost 2/19/42)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 February, 1942, crashed near Fenew after being hit by enemy fire.
930 Bartmann, HelmutUffzAir/Sea Rescue Unit (Seenot)He 59B-2 "D-ASUO" (lost 7/14/40) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp POW 14 July, 1940; their Red Cross adorned ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 54 Sq while looking for a downed Bf 109 pilot. They made a force landing at Goodwin Sands and the ac was towed to Ramsgate, Kent. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Walter Anders, Obs; Uffz Erich Schiele, R/O and Fw Günther Maywald, Mech (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
931 Bartnik, GüntherLt3/KG-2 (7/42), 8/KG-2 (3/43)Do 17Z, Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + LS" (dam 7/27/42), Do 217 E-4 Werk # Unk (dam 8/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspTook part in the 27 July, 1942 raid on the Rolls-Royce Plant in Derby England. Their ac was damaged and the crew were uninjured. Bartnik was most likely the Co-pilot. The other crew were: Gefr. Kurt Kuhling, Ogefr. Josef König and presumably pilot, Lt Helmut Ueberson. Jager Blatt article. In a second incident, same crew, they were shot up by fighters and AA fire on 19 August, 1942 in the vicinity of Dieppe (LOCS). The crew of Ueberson/Bartnik flew numerous missions over Northern England between 1942-1943, becoming the longest surviving crew in their unit by March, 1943. They were removed from operations and served in instructional capacities (Jager Blatt & LOCS).
932 Bartolozzi, OsvaldoObltItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana6300a, 413aMC.205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 6 victories.
933 Bartolucci, Maresciallo PasqualeLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5360a, 155o Gruppo, 51o Stormo (6/42 Malta)MC.202 "Black 5" (6-10/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Four victories and two shared victories. Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey
934 Bartosch, HieronymusUffz1410/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 February, 1944. Magnus. His first two known victories, both Soviet LaGG-5s on 6 July, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 2 August, 1943. An Il-2(m.H.) W of Rüsskoye on 10 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 E of Gawrischi on 13 August, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) NW of Pankovka on 14 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 SE of Novaya on 1 September, 1943. A Pe-2 NE of Kremenchuk on 24 September, 1943. A 10th, a Yak-1 SE of Rossedenye on 16 October, 1943. An 11th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 November, 1943. A 12th, a LaGG-5 1 km SE of Ritaigovdka on 27 November, 1943. A 13th, a Yak-1 on 1 February, 1944. A 14th, a U-2 on 16 February, 1944.
935 Barts, ErnstFwBomber unitJu 88, He 111
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
936 Bartsch, DietrichLt12/29/1923ZG-101 (9/43), III/ZG-1 (4/44), 7/ZG-1 (6/44), 9/JG-4 (8/44), TO 12/JG-4 (9/44), 11/JG-4 (2/45 Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166202 (9/11/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 465330 "Black 6" (lost 2/9/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 9 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Vejprty-Weipert (JG-4 List).
937 Bartsch, EduardUffz84/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.; 9/43 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26061 (lost 9/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26059 (lost 10/20/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 October, 1943; crashed at Arsbeck after combat. His first known victory, a LaGG-5 and a Pe-2 on 5 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 7 July, 1943. A 4th, a Yak-1 on 10 July, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG-3 on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 July, 1943. Nos. 7 & 8, an Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 31 July, 1943. Now in the West, he was injured when his 109 crashed at Molenaarsgraaf, south of Schoonhoven, on 22 September, 1943, cause unknown (DeSwart).
938 Bartsch, LotharFhr9/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0751 "Yellow 13" (lost 10/7/40)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 7 October, 1940 after aerial combat, crashing at Oak Farm, Headcorn; bailed safely.
939 Bartsch, MaxOgefr7/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682258 "White 14" (lost 11/27/44 near Gröningen? Dalldorf)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters near Gröningen. Source: JG-300 Loss List
940 Bartsch, RudolfUffz10/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20412 "White 13" (lost 8/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 August, 1943 after taking a flak hit in the Kromy area.
941 Bartsch, UlrichUffzLegion CondorBf 109E
Spanish Cross
Fighter Operational Clasp
Jager Blatt 2/2001.
942 Bartsch, WalterOfw1/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2033 "T6 + KH" (lost 4/27/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 April, 1942 at the Leningrag Harbor, cause unknown, no mention of crew. Ju 87 Loss List
943 Bartstuber, WalterUffzJGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove)Ar 96B-3 Werk # 4490 (lost)Student PilotInjured in a traning accident when he crashed into Lyby Bay, north of Skive, believed to be due to pilot error. He was hospitalized in Skive for treatment. Source: Air War over Denmark.
944 Bartulovic, Bozidar M.Fw5/25/1923Belgrade, Yugoslavia8JFS-4, 15(Kroat)/JG-52 (12/41), 2/JGr-Kro (12/43), 2nd Ftr Sq (8/44)Bf 109E, Bf 109G-2 "Yellow 14"(4/43), C-202 & C-205 in JGr-1, Fi 167A-0 Werk # 4808 in 2FS
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
945 Bartulovic, JerkoCroatia715(Kroat)/JG-52Bf 109G-6 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Magnus.
946 Bartusch,Fw21/JG-53 (4/43)Bf 109G (Trop)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, his 1st, a B-25 10 km north of Djedeida on 20 April, 1943. During Sicilian operations, he downed his 2nd, a Spitfire 2 km east of Gerbini on 4 July, 1943.
947 Bartz,Lt1"Hitler Youth/Erprobungs (Test) Geschwader 333" (4/45)He 162
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 on 22 April, 1945.
948 Bartz, ErichUffz31JG-51Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1944. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 30 victories.
949 Bartzen, HeinrichFw2/JG-1 (2/44), 3/JG-1 (9/44)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430359 "Black 8" (lost 2/20/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173858 "Yellow 7" (lost 9/19/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 19 September, 1944 when he overturned on landing at Husum. WIA 20 February, 1944 during aerial combat with "4 mots" near Altenwalde/Cuxhaven. He bailed safely despite his wounds.
950 Bärwolf, AdalbertLt3/NAGr-13Bf 109GObserver Operational ClaspCredited with the first sighting of the Normandy invasion fleet the morning of 6 June, 1944.
951 Barz, ErichOgefr3111/JG-51 (6/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s (m.H.) on 8 June, 1944. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 17 June, 1944. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, all three Il-2s (m.H.) on 4 July, 1944. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 8 July, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, a LaGG and a Pe-2 on 18 July, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944. An 11th, a Boston III on 21 July, 1944. A 12th, a P-39 on 24 July, 1944. Nos. 13 & 14, both Yak-9s on 31 July, 1944. A 15th, a Yak-9 on 1 August, 1944. A 16th, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1944. A 17th, a P-39 on 6 August, 1944. Nos. 18 & 19, both Yak-1s on 8 August, 1944. Nos. 20, 21 & 22, two Il-2s (m.H.) and a Yak-9 on 9 August, 1944. A 23rd, a Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944. Nos. 24 & 25, both Yak-9s on 16 August, 1944. Nos. 26, 27 & 28, an Il-2 and two La-5s on 17 August, 1944. Nos. 29 & 30, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. No. 31, a Yak-9 on 24 August, 1944.
952 Barzau,Lt110/JG-54 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 4 May, 1944.
953 Basanow, AloisOfwJG-27 ?Bf 109F & G, Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspShot down twice, once over the Med., and picked up by a U-boat on one occasion. Long after the war, he moved to the States, using the Given Name, Anthony. Information from his Son-in-Law, a Boeing employe.
954 Baschirotto, GianlinoUffz8/15/1914 Montagnana, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana 688a, 6o Gruppo, 1o Stormo (Pantelleria 12/42, Tunisian Campaign)MC.200, MC.202 IX (MM9398) "Red 9" (12/42), MC.205V (4/43)
Italian Bronze & Silver Medals for Military Valor

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
955 Bascilla,ObltStfkpt 11(Nacht)/LG-2 (9/39 Cologne-Ostheim), Adj Stab II/ZG-2 (E.Pruss.)Bf 109D, Bf 109E-1 "Black < + -" (39)Fighter Operational Clasp
956 Bäsell, WalterOgefr4/15/1917Hohenprenz, Mecklenburg8/JG-3Bf 109E-4 Werk # 2755" (lost 8/18/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a Hurricane of No. 1 Sq, piloted by S/L David Pemberton, crashing at Blue House Farm, Milebush, Staplehurst, Kent. Buried Cannock Chase, Plot 1, Row 12, Gr 492. Source: M.Croft & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
957 Basen, KarlLtI/KGzbV-172, IV/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
958 Basenau, WalterUffzI/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2447 (lost 7/8/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 8 July, 1943 when he flew into the ground at the Conches airfield.
959 Basil,UnkIV/SKG-10 (Channel 4/43)Fw 190A-5Assault Operational ClaspKnown to have served with Leopold Wenger (Carolyn Yeager/Willi Wenger online article).
960 Basse,Lt112/NAGr-12Fw 189A, Hs 126 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet I-18 200 m S of Gravatowo on 4 October, 1942.
961 Basse,ObltStfkpt 7/Schl,G-2 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1265 (lost 5/8/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 8 May, 1943 when he overturned on landing at Menzel Bou Zelfa.
962 Basse, HerbertFwStab II/KG-54Ju 88A "B3 + CC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1940 after being severely damaged during aerial combat near Portland England by Spitfires and Hurricanes from RAF Nos. 601 and 213 Squadrons. The Ju 88 crashed into the sea. Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Schade, Observer (MIA); Uffz Herbert Klatte, R/O (POW; bailed safely with wounds); and Fw Franz Bagus, Gunner (MIA). The body of Oblt Werner Schade was recovered and he is buried in Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row1, Gr 17 (D.Drury) . Jager Blatt 2/2004.
Cannock Chase
963 Basse, HermannLt2/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5564 "T6 + CD" (lost 9/19/41), Ju 87 R-2 Werk # 5915 "T6 + BK" (lost 10/17/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 17 October, 1941 at Torschok due to enemy fire. His Wk# 5564 was reported lost at Putilowi after being hit by flak on 19 September, 1941, crew returned. Ju 87 Loss List
964 Bassi, LivioObltItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana6395a; 361a, 154o Gruppo, 24o Stormo (10/40 Balkans)CR.42, G.50 in 361a (lost 10/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 April, 1941 (H. Breuer)
965 Bassi, UgoLtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana5 StormoRe.2002 (lost 10/23/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac was reported lost over Yugoslavia on 23 October, 1943, cause and pilot disposition not reported. Source: Yugo Crashes-Shrani.
966 Bässler, SiegfriedLt3/7/1915Tuitlingen1/KG-30 (12/40 Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88A Werk # Unk (lost 12/4/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 4 December, 1940; crashed at Emaus, a hamlet in the municipality of Hollands Kroon, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Walter Mahne (geb 10/27/14, Pecheloh) and Fw Walter Kullick (geb 6/16/14 Ketrzyn, near Rostenburg, Pol.). The deceased were initially buried at Woensel (Eindhoven), reburied 5 April, 1949 at Ysselsteyn, Blk Z, Row 2: Mahne Gr 26, Kullick Gr 27, Bässler Gr 28. Source: Find-A-Grave, F.Munckhof. NOTE: Crew designations unknown, pilot selection mine.
967 Bastam, Karl Heinz5JG-2Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His victory count may be higher. Magnus Report.
968 Bastek, HansUffz5(Sturm)/JG-300Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681469 "Red 11" at Lobnitz, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682837 "Red 11" (lost 3/24/45 at Göttingen)Assault Operational ClaspThe JG-300 website lists him as KIA. Alternate spelling: Basteck. Added: KIA 24 March, 1945 during aerial combat with P-51's of the 353rd FG (falkeeins-blogspot).
969 Bastian, ErwinUffz9/25/1919Celle9/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301576 "B3 + CT" (lost 6/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed at Ooy Holland, by Nijmegen, on 12 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The specific crash location was at Groenlanden, about 2km NW of Ooy (Ooij), sd by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Ysselsteyn, Blk X, Row 3): Ogefr Franz Ehm, Obs (Gr 65); Uffz Anton Pöllath, R/O (Gr 67) and Uffz A lbert Hansen, Gnr (Gr 66). Pilot Uffz Bastian buried in Grave 69 (D.Drury).
970 Bastian, HeinzFw111/JG-3 (2/45 Reich Def Ost)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332503 (lost 2/19/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 February, 1945 shortly after this victory, cause unknown, location not reported. His first victory, a P-39 on 19 February, 1945.
971 Bastian, WalterFw1/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140074 "L1 + EH" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 August, 1942 near Sardinia; shot down by carrier borne fighters of No 800 Sqduring Operation Bellows (Ju 88 Loss List).
972 Bätcher, Hans GeorgObst1/13/1914FinsterwaldeStfkpt 1/KG-100, Kdr I/KG-27(41), Kdr I/KGr 100(7/43), Kdr I/KG-4(3/44), Kdr III/KG-76(9/44), Kdr KG(J)-54 (repl Volprecht 2/45 to end)He 111H Werk # Unk "6N + AB" in KG-100, He 111 in KG-4, Ar 234 in KG-76, Me 262 in KG(J)-54 2/45 to wars end
RK(12/21/42)
EL(3/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/29/42)
EP(11/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge

Bomber Oper.Clasp w/Pend
This famous bomber ace survived a higher number of combat missions (658) than any other bomber airman in WWII, serving over France, England and Russia. Shot down at least once, into the Channel in September, 1940, and rescued by ASR. During the French Campaign, his He 111 was shot down by a Morane fighter, and he was a brief POW in France until his release upon their surrender. During the Siege at Sevastopol, he flew 15 missions between June 12 & 15, 1942 and 116 total! He was Kdr III/KG-76 in December, 1944, the worlds 1st Jet Bomber Unit. Kdr KG-54 in April, 1945. He also briefly commanded KG(J)-54 and III/KG-76 in May, 1945. His Observer was an Oblt Scholz. Living in Hannover in 2001. Deceased 23 April, 2003 in Uelzen. Alternative spelling: Bätscher Baetscher

Bätcher 2nd left celebrates 500th mission

973 Batel, WilhelmLt11/KG(J)-51 (3/45)Me 262A-2a "9K + FB" EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 on 16 March, 1945 over Karlsruhe. One of the very few Me 262 bomber pilots to claim an aerial victory.
974 Batels, WilhelmUffzII/KG-76Ju 88A-5 Werk # 542 (90% damaged)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash the night of 16/17 March, 1941 at Chateaudun, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all injured): Gefr Hermann Model, Observer; Ogefr Heinrich Hanss, R/O and Gefr Wilhelm Baszik, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. This could be Lt Wilhelm Batel.
975 Baten, Kurt GerhardFw12/12/1919Bochelt241/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.), 9/JG-1 (3/45 Anklam), JG-7Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410007 "White 7" (lost 11/12/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440642 "Yellow 16 + I" (lost 5/15/44), G-10 & G-14, Me 262
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 November, 1943 after dowing a Yak-1 this date; bailed safely. Injured in a takeoff accident at Paderhorn on 15 May, 1944. One of the few remaining experienced pilots in 9/JG-1 in March, 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-7 on 15 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 16 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 24 August, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 26 August, 1943. Two Pe-2s on 22 September, 1943. A Boston III on 27 September, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 October, 1943. A P-39 on 22 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 October, 1943. A Yak-1 on 5 November, 1943. A Yak-1 on 10 November, 1943. Two Yak-1s, one (o.Z.) on 12 November, 1943. A P-39 by Novaya-Praga on 11 December, 1943. A Yak-9 on 7 January, 1944. A P-39 on 12 January, 1944. A Yak-1 an an Il-2 on 15 January, 1944. A P-39 on 16 January, 1944. One known western victory in JG-1, an Il-2 at Schröttersburg on 17 January, 1945. Another, his 24th, a P-39 in the Stolp area on 5 May, 1945. Added: EP date per Vermeer EP Awards List.
976 Batezke, HubertOfw1(F)/122 (Norway)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430722 "4N + FH" (lost 2/7/45)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Stffüh & Observer Hptm Heinrich Eiler and two other unnamed crew 7 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
977 Bäthge, Lt110/ZG-26Bf 110F-2 & Bf 110G
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 on 3 October, 1944, no location given. This may be Fritz Bathge.
978 Bäthge, FritzFw113(Z)/JG-5Bf 110F-2 & G-2 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Beaufighter off Norway on 18 April, 1944.
979 Battige, HansUffz7/KG-77 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5690 "3Z + FR" (lost 9/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at El Alamein 3 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
980 Battis, PeterOgefrStab/JG-300Fw 190A-6 & Bf 109G-6Fighter Operational ClaspBattis appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 4/8/44 at Rheine, pilot disposition unknown.
981 Battista, SgtItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana13 Gruppo (Libya)Mc.202 (lost 1/21/43)Believed shot down 21 January, 1943 over Sidi Bilial Libya, by an RCAF fighte,r piloted by F/O W.E. Stewart of No. 260 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
982 Battmer, ErnstOblt2/21/1908Stab/JG-26 Technical Officer (7/41 Le Bourget, Fr.)Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A-1, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5613 "Black B - + -"Fighter Operational ClaspBattmer, Borris and Behrens were responsible for the testing of the new Fw 190A-1 and subsequent instruction of other JG-26 pilots. Butler Pilot List
983 Bätz, RudolfLt3/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140533 "B3 + HL" (lost 3/22/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 22 March, 1943; hit by flak at Matmata, near Gabes, one other unnamed crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
984 Batz, Wilhelm 'Willi'Maj5/21/1916Bamberg237Instr duty, 5/JG-52 (12/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-52 (4/44), Kdr II/JG-52 (5/45)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 "Black <1" in II/JG-52
RK(3/26/44)
S(4/21/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)
EP(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Ftr. Oper.Clasp w/"400"
6th ranked German Ace. Wounded three times, shot down four times. Shot down 15 enemy AC on 30 May, 1944, on seven separate missions. 445 combat missions, all victories in the East except 5. 2 four engine bombers. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 11 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 15 April, 1943. Two Il-5s and a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 9 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 S of Anapa on 10 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 21 July, 1943. A P-39 on 7 August, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 9 August, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 5 September, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-9 on 12 October, 1943. Three Yak-1s on 16 November, 1943. Six victories in the Eltigen area on 5 December, 1943. A Yak-1 and a Yak-9 on 10 February, 1944. He scored 15 victories on 31 May, 1944. Six Soviet victories on 19 July, 1944. His 200th on 20 July, 1944. Six victories on 17 August, 1944. Nicknamed "Rabitzky" by his Russian counterparts, he was one of the most feared by the Soviet airmen. He and his Group eluded Soviet capture after the war. Retired from the BundesLuftwaffe as Oberst. Deceased 11 September, 1988 at Mauschendorf, Unterfranken.
985 Batzer, RolfFw9/14/1919Luckenwalde7/SKG-10Fw 190A Werk # Unk (lost 4/25/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 25 April, 1943 at Reenes, no further detail. Buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 10, Grave 61 (absa3945).
986 Bau, EugenLt9/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332271 "White 3 + I" (lost 2/22/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 February, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-47 at Alverskirchen, near Münster.
987 Baubenthal,Fw1II/SG-3 (12/43 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NE of Daliye on 3 December, 1943.
988 Bauch,Uffz12/JGr-200Bf 109G-6 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Marseille on 25 June, 1944.
989 Bauch, HerbertUffzIII/JG-54 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1646 (dam 2/5/41) Fighter Operational Clasp Uninjured in a crash near the Le Mans freight station, 5 February, 1941, returned safely (absa3945).
990 Bauch, Karl HeinzGefr2/JG-1 (Twente)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960709 "Black 9" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945; a flak victim after attacking Maldegem, bailed safely, his AC at Stadse Dijk near Willemstad Holland on the return to base, during Operation Bodenplatte.
991 Bauch, WilliUffz7/JG-54 (Channel)Bf 109E-4B Werk # 3752 "Black <<" (lost 12/22/40)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bauch not carried as KIA or MIA but shown "with wounds" on 22 December, 1940 south of Cologne. He crashed after running out of fuel. He may have been flying the Kdrs. AC, since the AC carried the "<<" markings.
992 Bauck, ErnstStbsFw3(F)/AG-10Do 17P (dam 10/30/40), Ju 88D
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/30/43)
EP(8/31/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 30 October, 1940; wounded over Dover by aa fire while on a reconnaissance mission. After recovering from his wounds, he went on to fly the Ju 88D (R.Randall).
993 Baucks, ErnstStabFw3(F)/??Bf 110, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
994 Baudach, Heinz Helmut Ofw9/7/1918Quirl, Germany211/JG-2 (2/41), 11/JG-2 (7/42 Channel - 8/43), EKdo-262, 2/Kdo Nowotny (11/44), 10/JG-7 (2/45)Bf 109F in 1 Stf, Bf 109G-1 Werk # 10316 (65% lost ) and Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14065 lost 8/28/42; WIA, bailed safely, Amiens area) both in 11/JG-2), Fw 190, Me 262A-1a #110781
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 when he was shot down in Me 262A-1a Wk# 110781 over Schönwalde. He bailed successfully, but struck the AC and died. Injured in a crash in Wk# 10316, 19 July, 1942 at Liegescourt (Crecy) due to technical failure. Shot down with wounds in a 109G-1, Werk # 14065(lost) 28 August, 1942 after aerial combat with fighters and bombers near Amiens. Bailed successfully despite his wounds. Landed safely on the Autobahn on 5 October, 1944, in Me 262A-1a Wk# 170292, in Ekdo-262, when he ran out of fuel. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/7 on 24 July, 1941. Another, his 3rd, a Stirling in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. A P-51 20 km NNW of Le Harve on 25 August, 1943. A B-17 8 km NW of Troyes on 6 September, 1943. A Spitfire 10 km NE of Serqueux on 23 September, 1943. A P-38 by Leupden on 16 August, 1944, while serving in Epro.Kdo. 262. Another P-38 on 24 August, 1944, no location. A P-51 SW of Boblingen on 11 September, 1944. A B-17 on 23 November, 1944, no location given. 5 victories in the Me 262.
995 Baude,FwIII/JG-54Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1646 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspBaude not carried as KIA or MIA on 5 February, 1941, therefore pilot disposition unknown. The AC was reported lost over Le Mans, near Güterbahnhof (railway station).
996 Baudisch, MathiasUffzII/JG-2 (Channel), 7/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19826 (lost 6/11/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20640 (90% dam 10/4/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4 October, 1943 when he hit an obstruction during an emergency landing near Creil due to enemy fire. WIA 11 June, 1943; bailed safely. His ac crashed at La Feuillie.
997 Baudler, GottfriedGefr12/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464208 "Blue 12" (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat, location not reported (JG-4 List).
998 Baudone, AndreaSgtMajRegia Aeronautica Italiana156°Grp Autonomo (Malta)Fiat CR.42 (lost 2/1/41)KIA 1 February, 1941; sd during aerial combat over Malta, no further detail (Italian Losses Over Malta).
999 Bauer-Bangehr, H.G.Ofhr14/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk # unk (lost 9/21/44)Fighter Operational ClaspHis A-8 crashed near Almelo Holland on 21 September, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
1000 Bauer,Uffz36/ZG-1Bf 110G-2
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-24 NE of Sarajevo on 13 April, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 in the Budapest area on 27 June, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 at Plattensee on 30 June, 1944.

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