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1 Meurer, ManfredHptm9/8/1919Hamburg659/NJG-1, Stab III/NJG-1, Stfkpt 3/NJG-1 (1/43), Kdr II/NJG-5 (8/43), Kdr I/NJG-1 (9/43-1/44)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5475 "G9 + BL" (6/22/43), Ju 88C, Do 217 in NJG-5, He 219A-5, He 219A-0 Wk # 190070 "G9 + BB" (lost 1/21/44) RK(4/16/43)-EL(8/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(1/22/44)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA (collision) on 21/22 January, 1944, when his He 219 hit a Lancaster during a raid on Magdeburg, crashing 20 km east of Magdeburg. Both crews perished. His RO was Ofw Gerhard Schiebe (4/6/1917) [RK(12/10/43), DK-G, EK 1 & 2]. Schiebe was the first Radio Operator to win the RK, buried in Zerbst. All Night victories. 130 combat missions. 44 bombers. Downed a Hampden I of RAF No. 14 (OTU-Operational Trng Unit) near Diepenveen Holland, 4 km NNW of Deventer on the night of 30-31 May, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 156 Sq. at Rozendaal, 6 km NE of Arnhem the night of 15-16 August, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 158 Sq. at Rhaan, 5 km N of Hellendoorn Holland, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. One known "multiple victory" nights, 17 June, 1943, he downed four Lancasters. On 22 June, 1943, his Bf 110G4 Werk # 5475 crashed at Elsendorp Holland, NE of Gemert due to engine trouble, injuring him, no mention of crew injuries (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). He has been identified as one of the leading Night Fighter pilots. He is buried in Ohlsdorfer Cemetery, in his native Hamburg. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 victories.

2 Scheibe, GerhardOfw4/6/1917Zerbst Sachsen601/ NJG-1, II/NJG-5 (R/O)Bf 110

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 January, 1944, along with pilot Manfred Muerer, in aerial combat with a British bomber. First Night Fighter Radio Operator (for EL Holder Manfred Meurer) to be awarded the RK. He participated in the 60+ victories.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Born on April 6, 1917 in Zerbst (Saxony), Germany, Gerhard Scheibe began his career in the Luftwaffe in the spring of 1941 when he was assigned to serve as Unteroffizier and Bordfunker in 9/NJG 1 (9th Staffel of the Nachtjagdgeschwader 1). In this unit, Scheibe would serve as radar operator and back-up to Oberleutnant Franz Waldschütz (killed in combat on 16.10.1941) and later as a crew member of Oberleutnant Manfred Meurer (winner of the Oak Leaves). It would be as Bordfunker of the latter and serving in the 3./JJ 1 that Scheibe would become one of the most successful crew-member in the Night Fighter Force, receiving the Gold German Cross on 23.07.1943 and the Luftwaffe Honor Trophy three days later . On December 10, 1943, Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Scheibe became the first Bordfunker of the Nachtjagdwaffe to receive the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, after having participated in 59 night victories. However, six weeks later, on the night of 21/22 January 1944, Scheibe died in combat with Meurer, when the Heinkel He219A-0, code "G9 + BB" collided with a four-engine Lancaster over Magdeburg. When he passed away, Scheibe had flown about 140 missions (120 of which with Meurer), and had participated in 65 victories. (Source:
3 Assmy, ManfredLt8/17/1920Schwarzenberg2/JG-5 Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14715 "Black 3" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 13 October, 1943; operational aerial collision south of Mandal with a BV 138C-1 of 2(F)/131, piloted by Oblt Dietrich Forke (KIA). Forkes entire crew was killed. Source: SIG Norway.
4 Bauer, PeterUffzBlindflugschule BFS-4 (Kastrup)Ju 88CPilot BadgeKIC 11 September, 1943 while undergoing Instrument Training, and the Instructors Ju 88 hit a Ju 86 and crashed into the sea off Kobenhavns southern harbor, 200 meters from shore. He was buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. See Instructor Pilot Uffz Manfred Eppel for further details.
5 Bittner, ManfredFw8/KG-53 (temp assign to TG-30)He 111 Werk # Unk "S3 + AH" (lost 8/22/44) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 21/22 August, 1944 when he crashed at the Creil (Fr) airfield after combat with a British nightfighter. III/KG-53 was flying supply missions for TG-30 at the time. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Fritz Fritsch, Flt Engr and Fw Franz Kordys, Gnr (no mention of observer). Source: Luftwaffe Discussion Forum.
6 Blank, ManfredOfhr3/NAGr-14 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 230319 (90% dam 2/17/45)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 17 February, 1945, cause unknown, location not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
7 Brünglemann, ManfredLt7/KG-6Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144545 "3E + DR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspThis AC is listed as "Lost" the night of 24 May, 1943 on a raid against dock installations at Sunderland. Cause, location and crew disposition unknown.
8 Burow, ManfredFw4/JG-2 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20175 (lost 9/27/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 23 September, 1943 during aerial combat at Molliens-Vidame.
9 Buschbeck, ManfredFw12/SG-77 (10/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8 Werk # 932250 (lost 1/22/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 22 January, 1945 after hitting an obstruction. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 SW of Dukla on 26 October, 1944.
10 Büttner, ManfredLt3/8/1924 Flugzeugführer as of 7/16/43, 1/JG-1 (5/44), Ferry Pilot (3/45 Halle) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730330 "White 14" (lost 5/25/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350857 "White 14" (dam 12/5/44), He 162 Werk # 310006 delivered to 1/JG-1 on 4/1/45 Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with P-51s, belly landed at Schonwalde. WIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters NW of Kornwestheim. In a Jager Blatt article 1/2001; he is said to have crashed a jet aircraft on 3 April, 1945. This may be Wk # 310006 delivered 1 April, 1945.
11 Cossart, Manfred vonMaj11/2/1911Kdr IV/KG-1 (2/44), Kdr I/KG-1 (8/44), IV/JG-301, Erg/JGr.Ost, JG-7Ju 88 in IV Grp, He 177 in I GrpDK-G (2/14/42), EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational ClaspLOCS
12 Dahlschmidt, ManfredLt5/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 14190 "Black 4 + -" (lost 6/5/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 June, 1943; shot down near Alakurtti Norway airfield by a Soviet fighter; MIA briefly, returned later to his unit. Source: SIG Norway.
13 Dähne, ManfredFw5/ZG-1 (Speyer 6/40), 8/ZG-76 (8/40)Bf 110C-1 Werk # 2831 "2N + GN" (20% dam 6/8/40; interned Switzerland briefly), Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3532 (lost 8/25/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 25 August, 1940 in Wk# 3532; sd and crashed at Buckland Ripers, Dorset, following combat with fighters over Portland. He and his R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Fritz Müller, were killed when the ac exploded on impact at the Tatton House Farm. Their few remains were buried at the edge of the Tatton House field (BOBT&N via D. Drury). Werk # 2831 crashed at Oberkirch, S of Basel, after combat with a Swiss Bf 109E of the Swiss AF, Fl.Kp.15, piloted by Lt Rudolf Homberger on 8 June, 1940, after entering Swiss airspace. The R/O, Ogefr Herbert Klinke was WIA, pilot OK (Bf 110 Loss List & D.Drury).
14 Derp, ManfredFhrJG-26, Sturmstaffel 1 (1/44 Dortmund)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550920 "White 11" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 January, 1944 during aerial combat with American bombers, crashing at Nordel, by Esser (L. Wiegels). Transferred out of JG-26 in November, 1943.
15 Diederich, WernerLt1/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7195 "4D +CH" (lost 7/24/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with unnamed crew after a crash landing at Culver Down, Bembridge, Isle of Wight on 24 July, 1941, after running out of fuel (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Hans Wiedemann, Obs; Gefr Manfred Riecke, R/O and Gefr Wilhelm Wildemann, Gnr.. The crew managed to destroy the ac before being taken prisoner (D.Drury).
16 Dieterle, ManfredOblt5/25/1922Stuttgart13I/JG-300, Stfkpt 2/JG-300 (7/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-300, 2/EJG-2 (Hagenow 4/45)Bf 109G (Tire Damaged on takeoff 7/7/44), Bf 109G-6 "Red 1" in 2 Stf, Bf 109G6/R6 "Yel 1 & 4" in 3 Stf, Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/28/44), Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # Unk "Green 5" in 2/EJG-2EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Opposed the 6 March, 1944 Berlin Raid. Damaged by bomber return fire, he made a successful wheels down landing at base. His 8th & 9th victories scored same day, both B-17s, no locations. A 10th, a B-24 SW of Tulln on 26 June, 1944. Damaged a G-6 at Halberstadt on 7 July, 1944, he was injured during takeoff (JG-300 Loss List). One known victory, this date, a B-24 N of Halberstadt. A 12th, a B-24 (HSS) 40 km NE of Linz on 25 July, 1944. A B-17 (HSS) SW of Eisenach on 13 September, 1944. Lost a G-14/AS on 28 September, 1944 at Halberstadt, when he was wounded during combat; bailed safely (JG-300 Loss List). Magnus Report, 10 victories.
17 Döbele, Anton 'Toni'Lt11/16/1910Ehrensberg, Würtemmberg941/54 (joins Autumn 1941), 3/JG-54, 1/JG-54 (1/43)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-4 "White 2", Fw 190A-4 Werk# 147082 "White 11" (lost 11/11/43)
RK(3/26/44 Post.)

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/4/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 Nov., 1943, in Wk# 7082, after he was rammed by a fellow pilot over the Smolensk-Vitebsk S.U. airfield. Manfred Kleins Report suggests the collision was with an Il-2. This latter report is consistant with other reports. 458 missions. He participated in the Spanish Civil War with the Legion Condor, and began his flight training after his return from Spain. All 94 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-15 Rata on 28 July, 1941. An I-16 Rata on 17 March, 1942. A Yak-4 on 30 December, 1942. An I-16 on 7 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 12 January, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 23 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 7 March, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-5 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 17 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a LaGG-3 on 19 March, 1943. An Il-2 3 km S of Leningrad on 11 April, 1943. An Il-2 and an I-16 on 26 April, 1943. A P-40 on 5 July, 1943. Three LaGG-5s and two LaGG-3s on 6 July, 1943. Two Yak-9s and an La-5 on 7 August, 1943. His last two victories, both Il-2s on 11 November, 1943, the date of his death. Member of the famous Schwarm "Nowotny-Döbele- Schnörrer-Rademacher".
18 Draheim, ManfredLt7/7/1921Letschin1 Stab I/JG-26 (1/43), 1/JG-26 (3/43), 8/JG-26 (9/43) Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 157315 "Black 8" (lost 9/21/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1943 in aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 331 Sq. 8 km NW of Albert, near Arras, in the Municipality of Warloy-Baillon, France, buried at Bourdon. Another source says the Spitfire was from 81 Sq.. His one victory, a LaGG-3 in Russia on 9 March, 1943.
19 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)

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.
20 Ehrig, ManfredUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410847 "VP + GN" (dam 1/11/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413688 "Black 5" (lost 8/19/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 19 August, 1944; crashed at Ziegenhain during a transfer flight (JG-4 List). Ehrig injured in an emergency landing on 11 January, 1944,at Osa (Italy?), cause unknown.
21 Eisenmann, ManfredUffz35/JG-52 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 28 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 6 May, 1943. A 3rd, another Yak-1 on 26 May, 1943.
22 Enderlein, ManfredLt6/20/1917Dresden6/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 1415 "1G + BP" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 6/7 December, 1940; Failed to return from the bombing raid on Bristol. The AC was later found, crashed at Champagnale. The crew deaths were not confirmed until 2 February, 1941. Remaining crew: Fw Günther Erwin, Observer (MIA); Fw Paul Tappe, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Werner Pattke, Mech (KIA). Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
23 Engzmann, ManfredLt6/SG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110838 (lost 10/26/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 26 October, 1943; hit by flak in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 10123. Ju 87 Loss List
24 Eppel, ManfredUffzInstructor Blindflugschule BFS-4 (Kastrup De.)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 2080 "VA + FA" (lost)Bomber Operational Claspwhen he collided with Ju 86 Werk # 0037 "TA + KY" (10% damaged) and crashed into the water off Kobenhavn southern harbor, 200 meters from shore. All Crew members killed. Remaining crew: Uffz Emil Grass, Instr. R/O, Student Pilot Uffz Peter Bauer and Student R/O Uffz Franz Exner. All were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery. Despite its damage, the Ju 86 was able to land safely back at Kastrup. Source: Air War over Denmark.
25 Fedgenhäuer, Martin ManfredUffz94/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-2 on 20 August, 1942. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 23 April, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2(m.H.) on 13 July, 1943. Magnus Report.
26 Fieseler, ManfredGefr110/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk# 730419Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 7 June, 1944; Aerial combat over Caen. Mombeek MIA List. His one known victory, a Typhoon in the Aegentan area on 6 June, 1944.
27 Fliegel, FritzMaj11/30/1907Berlin Wilmersdorf2/KG-40 (5/40), Stfkpt 2/KG-40 (10/40), Kdr I/KG-40 (4/41)He 111H, Fw 200C-3/U2 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
His Fw 200 reported lost over the Atlantic, northwest of Ireland on18 July, 1941, all 6 crew MIA. The ac crashed at sea after its starboard wing was shot off by ships AA fire. They were attacking the British freighter "Pilar de Larrinaga" of Convoy OB346 (D.Drury). Remaining crew: Lt Wolf Dietrich Kadelke, Co-pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz JohannKothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Sank seven ships.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Fliegel flew combat missions over Poland and received the Iron Cross 2nd Class (Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse) on 15 September 1939. In early May 1940 when I. Gruppe (1st group) of Kampfgeschwader 40 (KG 40—40th Bomber Wing), a unit equipped with the long-range Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor reconnaissance and anti-shipping/maritime patrol bomber aircraft, Fliegel was transferred to the 2. Staffel (2nd squadron) of KG 40. The unit initially operated against enemy shipping from airbases in Denmark. There he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class (Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse) on 13 May 1940. In mid-1940, I. Gruppe relocated to the airbase Bordeaux-Mérignac at the Atlantic coast near Bordeaux in France. In October 1940, he was appointed Staffelkapitän (squadron leader) of 2. Staffel of KG 40. Flying the Fw 200 to its maximum range, I. Gruppe was credited with the destruction of 39 enemy merchant ships totaling 206,000 gross register tons (GRT), further damaging 20 ships of 115,000 GRT. On 6 February 1941, U-37 under the command of Kapitänleutnant (Captain Lieutenant) Nicolai Clausen, spotted convoy HG 53, 19 merchant ships escorted by HMS Velox and Deptford, heading for Liverpool. Clausen reported the sighting, which was relayed to KG 40 by Fliegerführer Atlantik. On 9 February, KG 40 sent five Fw 200s to attack the convoy which was spotted at 4 pm roughly 640 kilometers (400 miles; 350 nautical miles) southwest of Lisbon. In the attack at 35°42′N 14°38′W, the Fw 200's managed to sink five ships (Britannic, Dagmar I, Jura, Tejo and Varna), and Deptford damaged the Fw 200 piloted by Oberleutnant (First Lieutenant) Erich Adam, who managed to fly his aircraft to Spain. U-37 sank three further ships from HG 53. This achievement earned him his first mention in the Wehrmachtbericht, an information bulletin and element of Nazi propaganda issued by the headquarters of the Wehrmacht. Fliegel was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) on 25 March 1941. In mid-April 1941 he was appointed Gruppenkommandeur (group commander) of I. Gruppe of KG 40, replacing Major Edgar Petersen. He was mentioned a second time in the Wehrmachtbericht on 20 June 1941 after the number of enemy shipping destroyed by his Gruppe increased by a further 24 ships, reaching 109 enemy ships sunk. By early 1941 I. Gruppe of KG 40 had five holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross reflecting the success of the Condors in Atlantic Ocean operations. (Source: Wikipedia)

28 Forke, DietrichOblt9/14/1911Geestemünde2(F)/131 BV 138C-1 Werk # 0310162 (lost 10/13/43) EP (8/23/43), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp KIA 13 October, 1943; operational aerial collision 10km south of Mandal Norway with a Bf 109G-2 of 2/JG-5, piloted by Lt Manfred Assmy (KIA). Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Horst Nickel, Observer; Uffz Fritz Rabe, R/O; Fw Fritz Beermann, Mech and Ogefr Peter Schneider, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
29 Franke, ManfredFwFl.Erg.Gr (See) KampAr 196A-3 Werk # 0214 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 30 December, 1941 during a non-operational flight, crashing near Stavanger Norway, cause unknown. His R/O, Ogefr Gregor Bongards, was also killed. Source: SIG Norway.
30 Göbel, ManfredGefr4/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS (lost 9/28/44 near Halle/Nietleben)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Halle/Nietleben (JG-300 Loss List).
31 Godde, Heinrich Aloys Heinz Oblt1/31/1918HochlarI/KG-40 (on loan to 1(F)/120 Vaernes,for this fateful mission)Fw 200C-4/U3 Werk # 0131 "F8 + EK" (lost 10/24/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 24 October, 1942; shot down on a mission to Iceland by an American P-39 of 33FS. The Fw 200 was borrowed from I/KG-40. Remaining crew (all KIA, buried Fossvogur (Reykjavik) Iceland Cem, Blk G, Plot 1, Gr 1-36): Fw Mathias Franzen (or Frantzen), Co-pilot; Ofw Horst Kroos (or Kross), R/O; Uffz Manfred Unger, 2nd R/O; Uffz Alois Schwab, Gunner;Uffz Helmut Engelmann, Mech; all from I/KG-40. In addition, an Uffz Hans Todtenhofer (or Todtdenhöfer), Mech (KIA) was from 1(F)/120. Source: SIG Norway & D.Drury.
32 Goetze, ManfredHptm11/5/1920Dresden164/StG-77, Stfkpt 5/StG-77, 8/SG-10 (6/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 8/SG-10 (1/45)Ju 87, Fw 190F

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber w/Pend & Assault Operational Clasps
KIA 4 January, 1945 following his 15th and 16th victories, when his Fw 190 was hit by Soviet flak near Papa Hungary."Nicknamed the "Lion of Banya Luka". About 800 combat missions. His first known victory, two Soviet Il-5s on 29 June, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 9 July, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 16 July, 1944. An R-5 on 23 July, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 17 August, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 6 October, 1944. A Yak-9 on 9 December, 1944. Three Il-2s (m.H.) on 23 December, 1944. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 24 December, 1944.
33 Greinert, FritzOfw5/MSG-1 (Vaerlose De.)Ju 52/3m Werk # 3436 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1944 during a Mine Detection mission when attacked by two Mosquitos of RAF No. 418 Sq., piloted by F/O Caine and S/L Kipp, and were shot down over the sea off Kattegat Denmark. The entire crew perished in the crash. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Franz Puchstein, Obs; his body was recovered on 19 April, 1944 and he was buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 21 April, 1944. Gunners Uffz Karl Braunbarth and Uffz Manfred Hertung were buried in Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery, date unknown. Pilot Greinert was also buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 8 May, 1944. The graves of Mechanics Fw Willy Zahn and Flg Walter Kuhl, are unknown. Source: Air War over Denmark.
34 Gromill, ManfredFw23/JG-301 (Fr.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163240 "Yellow 8" (lost 7/21/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 21 July 1944 when he landed his G-6 at 0245, at Manston airfield in Kent, thinking it was a German airstrip. Thinking he was going to overshoot the runway, he raised the landing gear to slow himself, and did considerable damage to the AC, belly landing. His mission had been to intercept Allied Night bombers. His Staffelfuhrer, Lt Prenzel made a perfect landing at Manston five minutes later! He was not injured. One known victory, a Lancaster at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. A 2nd, another Lancaster, same day, S of Cambrai. Alternate spelling, Gromoll.
35 Happel, VolkerFhjFw8/29/1924III/KG-53He 111H-20 Werk # 700245 (lost 10/9/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed at Nyemirdum/Kippenburg Holland on 9 October, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: His ac crashed with another of his squadron, piloted by Fw Anton Schmid. Ten airmen were killed in the two ac; one known grave, that of Fw Schmid at Ysselsteyn, AT/9/224. The remaining crew of the Happel, all KIA and buried at Yesselsteyn, AT/10: Happel Gr 229, Uffz Werner Friedmann, Obs, Gr 228; Uffz Alfred Rutscho, R/O. Gr 226; Ogefr Manfred Thoelke, R/O 2, Gr 227 and Gefr Waldemar Winkel, Gnr, Gr 223 (D.Drury).
36 Hark, Karl ManfredOfhrIII/JG-26 (joins 10/44), 10/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600122 "Black 7" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 March, 1945 when he was shot down by his own flak E of Arnhem.
37 Hauer, ManfredLt5/1/1922KG unitHe 111H-20
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
38 Hecker, Michael Manfred?Fw5/11/1920Hagenhill3I/JG-26 (joins 1/43), 2/JG-26 (5/43 Dno, S.U.)Fw 190A-4 & 5, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170001 "Black 7" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 of 361FG SE of Armentieres. Buried Bourdon France, Block 4/11/421 (Rosseels). His 1st victory, a B-17 E of Lille on 17 August, 1943 may have gone "unconfirmed". One known victory, his 2nd, a Spitfire of RAF No. 306 Sq. at the Somme Estuary on 27 September, 1943. His 3rd, a B-24 of 392BG E of Courtrai on 22 April, 1944. Named Michael in JG-26 Diary; Manfred on Tony Wood Claim List. Michael on Les Butler Pilot List and elsewhere.
39 Heintzsch, Manfred Lt410/JG-27 (9/43)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161020 "White 9 + ~" (lost 6/22/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 June, 1944 over northern France, reason unknown. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire 8 km northwest of Insel Kos Greece, 18 September, 1943. His 2nd, a B-25 S of Insel Lagosta on 8 January, 1944. His 3rd, a P-47 S of Zivagosta on 12 January, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 NE of Chartres on 14 June, 1944. Alternate spelling: Hientzsch.
40 Herrmann, WalterUffz2/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750942 "2N + TK" (lost 6/6/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 6 June, 1944 with his observer, Gefr Manfred Unger, after their ac was sd north of Caen, Calvados France. His R/O, Gefr Lothar Rams was KIA, and buried as "Unknown" in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, France (D.Drury).
41 Höna, ManfredOgefr6/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738117 "Black 5" (dam 11/9/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Lüneburg on 9 November, 1944, no further detail (JG-6 List).
42 Jansen, Rudolf JosefLt11/7/1914Moers9/KG-27 He 111P-2 Werk # 2626 "1G + IT" (lost 10/20/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 22 October, 1940 when, returning from a Liverpool raid, his Heinkel caught fire in flight and crashed into a small lake at Goven "Lampatre", 11 miles SW of Rennes. Pilot buried in Vault 9, Grave 52, War Cem, Mont-de-Huisnes. Remaining crew (deceased buried Mont de Huisnes Vault 9): Maj Manfred Speck von Sternburg (geb 11/27/1905 Szitthehmen), Obs (KIC, bur Gr 31); Fw Georg Hobbie (geb 5/17/24) (Inj when he jumped w/o a parachute); Uffz Erwin Schmidt (geb 12/3/16), Mech (KIC bur Gr 51) and Lt Max Kramwinkel (geb 1/30/16), Obs #2 (KIC bur Gr 1940) (D.Drury & absa3945).
43 Jungke, ManfredLt5/7/1923NAGr-15 (or 4(H)/12?) (7/43 Med) Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14779 "White 1" (lost 7/5/43) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 5 July, 1943, cause and location not reported. Added: Pilot captured after being sd near the Bone Algeria airfield (R.Randall). There is a question as to which unit he was assigned.
44 Kadelke, Wolff DietrichLt.5/21/19212/KG-40 (Channel)Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0043 "F8 + AB" (lost 7/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspCo-Pilot Kadelke MIA 18 July, 1941; failed to return from a mission over the Atlantic NW of Ireland while attacking Convoy OB346. Remaining crew (MIA): Maj Fritz Fliegel, Pilot; Ofw Johannes Rottke, 1st R/O; Gefr Karl Becker, 2nd R/O; Uffz Johann Kothe, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Meurer, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
45 Kahnt, ManfredLt3/29/192221/NAGr-4 (5/43 S.U.)Fw 189A, Bf 109G (lost 8/7/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/1/43), Wound Badge, Night Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet U-2 on 3 May, 1943. A 2nd, a U-2 on 5 June, 1943. Added: WIA 7 August, 1944, no further detail (LOCS).
46 Kasset, ManfredLt11/NAGr-4 (3/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 8 March, 1944.
47 Keul, ManfredLt8/2/19223(F)/123Ju 88H-1/T Werk # 430898 (lost 4/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 6 April, 1944; crash "St Jacques de la Lande, Mivoie", cause not reported. Remaining crew (pos unk, all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 14): Lt Felix Przymuszala [geb 5/15/1920, bur Gr 11944 (may be 1944)]; Prufmeister Johann Briel (geb 12/12/1912, bur Gr 120) and Fw August Gessner (geb 11/26/1909, bur Gr 124. Pilot Lt Keul buried Grave 122 (absa3945).
48 Kimmel, ManfredOfhrIV/JG-27 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19896 (lost 7/7/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 7 July, 1943 at the Malemes airfield, cause not reported.
49 Knauthe, JoachimOblt7/9/1915Leipzig8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0207 "F8 + LS" (lost 12/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 December, 1943; failed to return from a Radar Clearance flight over the North Atlantic. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Manfred Brieger, geb 5/5/1917, R/O; Ofw Karl Gerhards, geb 10/22/1913, Co-pilot; Ogefr Gert Vogel, geb 6/23/1919, Obs; Uffz Karl Wallbraun, geb 2/20/1920, R/O 1; Uffz Wilfrid Wiedenhöft, geb 4/1/1923, R/O 2; Ofw Kurt Schreiber, geb 9/10/1916, Mech and Uffz Ernst Eckel, geb 9/16/1920, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
50 Knorr, KarlHptm1/13/19134/KG-53 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/KG-55 (5/41)He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 5/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 12 May, 1940; sd by French Curtiss H-75 A fighters of GC II/5 & GC I/5, and crashed at Thonnelle (Dept Meuse, Fr). Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Manfred Siegle, Obs; Uffz Paul Andreae, R/O; Uffz Heinrich Moosbrugger, Flt Engr and Flg Hermann Schien, Gnr. The four deceased are buried in the War Cem., Andilly (Fr): Siegle 10/10/703, Andreae 10/10/702, Moosbrugger 34/11/771 and Schien 10/10/705. Pilot Knorr released from captivity after France capitulated (D.Drury).
51 Kobert, ManfredLt11/NAGr-4 (6/44 S.U.)Fw 189A-3 EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet R-5 on 6 June, 1944.
52 Köpcke, ManfredHptm1/10/191756/JG-52 (5/40), JG-51(10/42), Stfkpt 3/JG-102 (8/43), Stfkpt 6(Sturm)/JG-4 (7/44)Bf 109E in JG-52, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682190 "Black 17" (lost 12/19/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIA 19 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in "Black 17" near Boppard. Despite his wounds, he was able to bail out, but died of his injuries on 31 December, 1944. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 405 southeast of Dinant, 15 May, 1940. A 2nd known victory, a B-17 S of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) at Rathenow-Nauen on 6 October, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 at Dessau on 2 November, 1944. A 5th, a P-47 at Hunsrück on 19 December, 1944. Magnus, Final victory count may be 10 or higher. Alternate spelling: Köpke "Jager Blatt" 1/2005.
53 Kreutzer, ManfredUffz9/3/1924JG-108, JG-5Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 17 October, 2001. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
54 Kudell, ManfredUffz9/2/1924BreslauEJG-1 (2/45 Berlin-Gatow), II(Sturm)/JG-4 (3/45), Stffüh 8/JG-4 (4/45 Rechlin)Fw 190A "White 13" in EJG-1, Fw 190A-8 (lost 4/29/45)Wound Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspA comrade and wingman with Helmuth Ziegler, he was shot down by Yak's, with severe burns, on 29 April, 1945, during an attack on Soviet tanks near the Reich Chancellory, and taken prisoner by the Russians. Jager Blatt article. Flugbuch (45). Added: He had flown 29 combat sorties over Berlin between 14 and 29 April (falkeeins-blogspot).
55 Kühn, HattoOblt2/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-5 Werk # 3774 "1H + BK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 1 March, 1941 as a result of an emergency landing at sea, 1.5 km off Melrose Head, Banffshire, due to an engine fire. Remaining crew (all POW): Uffz Friedrich Grosshardt, Observer; Gefr Manfred Hänel, R/O and Uffz Ferdinand Mänling, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. This may be Benno Kuhn, also of 2/KG-26.
56 Labmayer, KarlUffz11/8/1923 Niederham, Pfarre, St Marienkirchen, Austria Flugzeugführer in Wekusta 2 He 177A-3 Werk # Unk "D7 + ??" (lost 7/22/44) Pilot Badge KIC 22 July, 1944 on the Western Front, 5km NW of the airfield Mont de Marsan due to engine fire. Buried Kriegsgräberstätte Berneuil, Blk 6, Row 18, Gr 811. Data found on Obituary Card on the internet. Added: He flew his first combat mission on 18 July, 1944, just 4 days before his death (falkeeins-blogspot). Added: Shortly after takeoff, the ac crashed into a forest near the airfield as Uffz Labmayer attempted to return to base. The ac was engulfed in flames killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Gefr Siegfried Mattausch, Gefr Heinz Lehmann, Siegfried Tritschler, Manfred Rehm and Reg. Rat. Walter Kuspert, meteorologist (Gilles Collaveri).
57 Lachenmaier, ManfredUffz1/14/19201/TG-30 (Zellhausen)He 111H-20 Werk # 701231 "S3 + AH" (lost 1/7/45)Transport Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 7 January, 1945. He crashed into a forest in Tiefenbronn due to engine failure. All are buried in Tiefenbronn. Remaining crew: R/O Fw Adolf White (8/4/1920); Engr Uffz Günther König (3/24/1923); Gnr Ogefr Fritz Latsch (12/17/1921) and Passenger Uffz Helmut Wagner.
58 Langer, ManfredUffz11/3/1919Zopten Schlesien9/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3177 (lost 9/17/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 September, 1940 during aerial combat over the Thames Estuary, crashing at Bishopden Wood, Dunkirk, near Faversham, near Canterbury, Kent. Source: Jochen Prien. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 181 (M.Croft).
59 Lattner, ManfredLt2/14/19221/NJG-102 (Kitzingen)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2451 "DI + LB" Night Fighter Operational Clasp This ac reported damaged or lost at Hattenhofen while on a training flight on 31 December, 1943, cause and crew disposition unknown. His R/O was Uffz Martin Scholz.
60 Leisebein, ManfredUffz19255FFS ('43), 3/JG-52 (Reich Defense 44/45)Bf 109G & K
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Joined the Luftwaffe in 1943. Magnus Report. Added: POW in Russia and released about 1949/50.Deceased 5 August, 2020 (Georg Heete).
Courtesy Georg Heete
61 Lieddert, ManfredLtIV/KG-2 (6/43), 2/KG-2 (7/43)Do 217E-3 Werk # Unk "U5 + EW" (dam 6/7/43), Do 217M-1 Werk # 6046 "U5 + KL" (lost7/26/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 25/26 July, 1943 when he was shot down by a night fighter intruder as he prepared to land at Soesterberg on his return from mine-laying operations off the Humber. His Observer took to his chute and survived; the other three crew members did not. Added: Pilot uninjured on 7 June, 1943 when his landing gear failed at Villaroche (LOCS).
62 Lotzmann, ManfredUffz18/JG-52 (8/42 S.U.), II/JG-52, 8/JG-52 (7/43)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19534 "Black 12" (lost 7/5/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 in his G-4 during aerial combat at Ugrim/Belgorod. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 31 August, 1942. Magnus, 15 victories.
63 Lüdicke, ManfredUffz44/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8289 (lost 8/25/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1942 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 at Semljansk. His first known victory, his 3rd, an unnamed Soviet AC on 26 July, 1942. His 4th, another unnamed Soviet AC on 2 August, 1942. Magnus, 7 victories.
64 Ludwig, ManfredOgefr7/31/1925Görlitz1/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210252 (lost 3/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 March, 1945; Combat with a B-26, area of Wiesbaden-Giessen, buried Sinzig-Bodendorf (Fw 190 Loss List).
65 Machetzki, ErichHptm1/18/1913BerlinStfkpt 5/KG-2 (Channel)Do 17Z Werk # Unk (lost 7/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1940 with Oblt Heinz Röwe and two other unnamed crew during an attack on Convoy Booty off Orfordness, Suffolk. Shot down by a Hurricane of No.17 Sq., piloted by F/O Count Manfred Beckett Czernin, and shared with W/Cdr Francis V.Beamish of No.151 Sq.. The remaining crew: Uffz Herman Rohr and Uffz Erich Latzke, also MIA. Alternate spelling: Metchetzki (D.Drury).
66 Maiwald, ManfredUffz148/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140055 (lost 1/7/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 January, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-39 at Malaja Wiska. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG on 26 May, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 19 September, 1943. A 5th & 6th, two Il-2s (m.H.) on 10 October, 1943. A 7th, an Il-2 on 11 October, 1943. An 8th, a LaGG on 24 October, 1943. Nos. 9 & 10, a Pe-2 and a P-39 on 28 October, 1943. An 11th, a Pe-2 on 29 October, 1943. A 12th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 22 November, 1943. A 13th, a LaGG on 28 November, 1943. A 14th, an Il-2 (m.H.) NE of Verchniy on 20 December, 1943.
67 Manfred, PeterHptmStfkpt 1/Kü.Fl.Gr-125 BV 138C-1 Werk # 031130 "7R + EH" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp MIA 2 May, 1943; failed to return from a mission at Mellom Tromso/Jan Mayen. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Georg Reichart, Co-pilot; Lt Wolf Bösel, Observer; Uffz Rudolf Thiem, R/O; Fw Siegfried Pahlitzsch, Mech and Ogefr Johannes Graf, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
68 Mänhardt, ManfredOblt11/25/19094(F)/122 (Observer)Do 17 P & F, He 111H and Ju 88A & D RK(7/19/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Deceased 27 September, 1950 Augsburg (P. Bastin).
69 Menzel, Werner G.Uffz2/Kü.Fl.Gr. 406 (Hörnum)Do 18D-3 Werk # 767 (or 787) "G" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 29 November, 1939 after making an emergency landing at sea, 4-5 miles off Sudero Island Denmark due to low fuel. With fuel for one engine, he taxiied to Tveraa, where he and the unharmed crew were interned until the German occupation of Denmark on 9 April, 1940. Remaining seaplane crew: Oblt z.S Manfred Kinzel, Obs; Oberfunkmeister (Naval Rate) Karl Naumann, R/O and Uffz Heinrich Rotte, Flt Engr. Source: Air War over Denmark. Added: Pilot identified as Uffz Werner Menzel after erroneously identified as Oblt z.S Kinzel. The crew members were moved from the Faroe Islands to the Danish mainland (D.Drury).
70 Mischner, ManfredGefr9/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330126 "White 4 + I" (lost 11/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat near Sögeln.
71 Mitsch, HermannLt5/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk# 490275 (lost 12/27/44) Note this ac may have been a G-10.Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 27 December, 1944, 1530 hours; Aerial combat with P-47s of the 366th FG, 389th FS, 20 km north of St. Vith. Buried Daleiden Germany, Grave Block "C", Grave Nr. 1940, per Manfred Klein.
72 Mössinger, ManfredObstlt3/16/1914 Kdr JG-302 "Wilde Sau" (7/43), Kdr JG-301 (11/43), Kdr SG-77 (5/45) Fw 190A-4 Night Fighter Equipped, Bf 109G, Ta 152H, Fw 190F-8 in SG-77 Fighter and/or Assault Operational Clasps
73 Müller,Uffz16/JG-11 (5/44)Bf 109G-14 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 W of Nienburg on 8 May, 1944. This may be Uffz Manfred Müller.
74 Müller, ManfredUffz6/JG-11 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780652 "Yellow 5" (lost 9/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 26 September, 1944 during aerial combat, crashed near Wesel. Source: L. Wiegels
75 Münz, ManfredOblt3/26/192112/KG-27 (3/41)He 111P, He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "1G + GU" (lost 10/25/41)Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 25 October, 1941 when his ac experienced an engine fire on takeoff. He crashed in flames at Avord (LOCS). Attacked British airfields on the southern coast, destroying 24 on the ground, on 2 April, 1941.
76 Neumann, ManfredUffz11/12/192111/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175023 (lost 10/21/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 21 October, 1944; the ac reported lost at Bad Nauheim, no cause for the wounds or ac loss. Source" Lost Aircraft Report.
77 Nieszen, ManfredOgefr3/JG-26Fw 190D-9 Werk # 400233 "Yellow 5" (lost 1/1/45), Fw 190D-9 Wk# 210951 "Yel 11", (lost) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 April, 1945 when an RAF fighter strafed the train in which he was returning to Sülte. He had recovered from from the 25 March crash. Shot down in Wk# 400233 1 January, 1945 by "friendly" AA fire on the way to his target. He was forced to make a belly landing at Blokland-Utrecht, southeast of Montfoort, west of Rotterdam, and was uninjured. He made his way back to Fürstenau on 5 January. Crashed a 2nd D-9 N of Lingen on 13 February, 1945. WIC 24 February, 1945 in "Yellow 11" when his enigine caught fire on takeoff, and he crashed N of Kirchhellen airfield. Shot down 25 March, 1945 by a Tempest NE of Drope. Alternate spelling: Niessen
78 Peschke, ManfredOgefr5/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-5 Werk# (150)1328 "Black 5" (lost 90% dam 11/23/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 23 November, 1943 over Map Quadrant 0199.
79 Pilatzki, ManfredUffzI/SG-4 (S.U.)Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670490 (lost 10/14/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 14 October, 1943 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 10154, cause unknown.
80 Postelt, ManfredObltStfkpt II/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2334 (lost 8/6/42)Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 6 August, 1942 making an emergency landing in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 4706 due to groundfire. Ju 87 Loss List
81 Redecker, ManfredOblt7(H)/32Fw 189A-2 (Trop)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
82 Reichart, GeorgUffz1/Kü.Fl.Gr-125BV 138C-1Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 2 May, 1943; failed to return from a mission at Mellom Tromso/Jan Mayen. Flying Co-pilot this date with Hptm Peter Manfred. See Manfred for further details. Source: SIG Norway.
83 Reinhald, ManfredLt6/StG-2 (S.U.) Ju 87D-3 Werk # 0337 "T6 + GN" (lost 6/11/43) Dive Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 11 June, 1943 in Map Auad Pl.Qu. 75451 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Reinhold.
84 Reipert, ManfredUffz16/JG-53(9/40; 7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9154 "Black 2 + -" (lost 7/4/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 July, 1941 failing to return from a sortie by north of Ostrow S.U., cause unknown (Prien). His first victory, a Spitfire S of London on 30 September, 1940.
85 Reiter, ManfredFw18/JG-77 (5/42), 3/JG-4 (1/44 Italy)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161615 (lost 1/26/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 January, 1944 after being shot down during aerial combat at Nettuno Italy (JG-4 Report). His first known victory, a Soviet R-Z on 20 May, 1942.
86 Riegel, ManfredHptm2/5/1915EssenI/JG-132 (39 Oldenburg), I/ZG-76 (7/41), Kdr I/NJG-2, EJG-1 (4/45)He 51, Ju 88Destroyer and Night Fighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt 1/2000. Deceased 11 July, 2000.
87 Rutter, HeinzUffz9/12/19211(F)/123 (Bergamo, It.)Ju 88T-1 Werk # 430913 "4U + GH (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 8 June, 1944 during aerial combat near Pistoia Italy with two Spitfires of RAAF No. 451 Sq.. The three remaining crew members, unnamed, were also KIA. Wiki Luft data. Added: The Spitfire pilots may have been W/Cdr E.J.Morris & F/Lt R.H.Sutton. Ju 88 Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Heinz Arnold Scherpf, Obs; Uffz Manfred Malachow, R/O and Uffz Paul Hoffmann, Gnr?. Uffz Rutter & Uffz Hoffmann are buried in the German War Cem. at Pomezia, Italy Blk T; Graves 1202 & 1200 respectively. Lt Scherpf (WIA/DOW 4 July, 1944); buried in a different cemetery at Pordoi, Italy, Gr 908. No known grave for Uffz Malachow (D.Drury).
88 Satine, Manfred vonLt9/26/19219/JG-77 (Tunisia) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16575 "Yellow 1" (lost 4/28/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 28 April, 1943 during aerial combat in the Mateur/Tebourba area (Bf 109 Loss List)
89 Scheunpflug, Manfred K.W.Lt8/27/19163Stab II/NJG-3 (3/44), 1/NJG-3 (1/45 Grove De.)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620962 "D5 + YB" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 13 January, 1945, when on an operational takeoff, he stalled during the turn away from the Grove airfield and crashed. Remaining crew: Lt Werner Zeck (geb 6/21/21)(KIC), Fw Paul Fiegenbaum (geb 11/1/22)(KIC) and Uffz Herbert Möske (geb 6/22/18)(WIC & DOW 1/14/45). The four crewmen were buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery on 18 January, 1945; Zeck in Gr 7, Scheunpflug in Gr 8, Fiegenbaum in Gr 5 and Möske in Gr 6 (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Magdeburg on 3 March, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 2nd, a "4 mot" at Abbeville-Crecy on 5 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" off Denmark on 26 December, 1944. Magnus, 5 victories. Boiten 4 victories.
90 Schlögel, ManfredLt5/24/19246(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardufoss)Ju 88A-17 Werk # 886752 "1H + FP" (lost 10/2/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew, 10 February, 1945; sd by British ship fire, crashed into the Barents Sea, SE of Is. Bjornoya (KG-26 Loss List).
91 Schneider, ManfredUffz23/JG-300 (7/44), 1/JG-300 (9/44)Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/13/44 at Niederöhmhein), Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # 20505 "Yellow 5" (lost 9/11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 at Eschwege due to "enemy action" (JG-300 Loss List). Another source suggests he was KIA at Mackenrode. Pilot disposition 7/13/44 unknown. Two known victories, a B-24 E of Moosbierbaum, and another SW of Moosbierbaum, on 26 June, 1944.
92 Schöpke, ManfredLt6/24/19208/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2365 "4D + CS" (lost 5/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bone harbor 16 May, 1943 after being hit by enemy fire (Ju 88 Loss List).
93 Schulz, ManfredFlg3/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3553 "B3 + AL" (lost 11/23/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew at Hafen Bone 23 November, 1942, two other crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
94 Seidel, ManfredUffz10/20/1920III/KG-6 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3992 (lost 9/4/43)Bomber Operational Clasp KIC the night of 3/4 September, 1943 near Thuin Belgium, no further detail. Buried Lommel, Block 54/229. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Crash location between Gosselies and Thuin Belgium. Remaining crew (desig Unk; buried Lommel): Uffz Otto Bartl, bur 54/228; Ogefr Hans Geschull, bur 54/230 and Ogefr Gerhard Pahl, bur 54/227 (D.Drury).
95 Siegmund, ManfredObltSonderbildkdo. Afrikaunknown
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
DK-G Awards List (listed as pilot)
96 Speck von Sternburg, Manfred Freiherr Maj11/27/1905 Szitthehmen, E.Prus. (Zytkiejmy Poland) Kdr III/KG-27 (5/40 Rennes-St Jacques) He 111P-2 Werk # 2626 "1G + IT" (lost 10/20/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 22 October, 1940 when his Heinkel caught fire in flight and he crashed at Rennes airfield (D.Stankey & L.DeZeng). Channel Pilot. Added: Although a pilot, Sternburg was an observer on this date. Remaining crew (deceased buried Vault 9, in the War Cem., Mont-de-Huisnes): Lt Rudolf Josef Jansen, pilot (KIC, Bur Gr 52); Lt Max Kramwinkel, 2nd Obs (KIC, Bur Gr 1940); Fw Georg Hobbie, R/O (Injured) and Uffz Erwin Oskar Schmidt, Flt Engr (KIC, Bur Gr 51). Maj Sternburg buried Bur Gr 31. The ac came down in a pond or small lake at Goven, 11 miles SW of Rennes (D.Drury).
97 Spenner, ManfredHptm5/20/191817 JG-52, 3/JG-53 (9/42), 3/JG-4 (8/43-3/44) Bf 109E, Bf 109F & G (Trop) in JG-53, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161371 "Yellow 3" (lost 3/9/44 in JG-4 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 March, 1944 after being shot down by flak at Carroata (JG-4 List & (Magnus). One known Soviet victory, a MiG-1 on 12 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 22 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 24 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 25 September, 1942. A MiG-1 on 27 September, 1942. One known victory, his second Desert, a Spitfire in N. Africa on 2 January, 1943. Opposed the Ploesti raid, downing a B-24 near Korfaresti on 1 August, 1943. Another known victory, a Dragonfly on 13 January, 1944. Another Dragonfly on 18 January, 1944. A 3rd Dragonfly in Italy on 20 January, 1944. A Spitfire in the Nettuno area on 24 January, 1944. Another Dragonfly on 6 February, 1944. Another Dragonfly on 8 February, 1944. A Lysander near Anzio on 13 February, 1944. A Dragonfly over Italy on 16 February, 1944. A P-40 over northern Italy on 22 February, 1944. Magnus, approximately 27 victories.
98 Spörk, ManfredOfhr17/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15930 (or 510930 DeSwart) "White 3" (lost 11/29/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29 November, 1943. His G-6 crashed at Meppel, Ijsselmeer Holland (Westrand) while returning from a mission due to low cloud cover. No known grave. He was Heinrich Klöppers wingman this date, both perished in the inclement weather. (DeSwart & Geensen). One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Rhenen on 11 November, 1943.
99 Stahlschmidt, Manfred "Martin"Lt5/JG-5 (6/43), Stab II/JG-5 (8/43), Stfkpt in 5/JG-5 (9/43 Finland)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13926 (55% dam 8/14/43), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13504 "Blk <" (lost 9/20/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 September, 1943; shot down by Soviet fighters at Kongsoyfjorden near Varde. WIC/ MIA briefly 14 August, 1943; non-operational landing accident at Salmijärvi Norway airfield. Source: SIG Norway. He has been referred to as Martin and Manfred by SIG Norway.
100 Stechbarth, ManfredLt4/14/1918113/JG-27 (3/45 Reich Def) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 333945 "White 17 + ~" (15% dam 3/2/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat, crash landed at Achmer. His first victory, a Typhoon at Achmer on 2 March, 1945. He is believed sd with wounds this same date by F/Sgt Jacques Groensteen. He was a Fw in Africa. Server in the post-war West German AF as a Major. His large uniform grouping found for sale online.

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