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1 Demuth, GerhardUffz8/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5590 "3Z + GS" (lost 10/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Luca 19 October, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
2 Demuth, Karl EmilOblt172/JG-1 (10/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (3/44), Temp.Kdr I/JG-1 (2/45), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (5/45 Leck)Fw 190A-7 Werk # 642558 "Black 11" (lost 3/6/44), Fw 190A-8, Fw 190D-9, He 162A-2 Wk# 120074 "White11" (Another source suggests this was an Me 262A-2, same Wk# and "Yellow 11")
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2(10/23/43)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 6 March, 1944, he was forced to bail out of "Black 11" with severe burns after scoring two victories; shot down by a P-47 piloted by Lt Joe Icard (KIA 3/8/44) of 56FG, 62FS. "Black 11" crashed near Minden. The number "11" was Demuths favorite number. 13 bombers. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 (HSS) in the Bonn area on 17 August, 1943. His 2nd, another B-17, 7 km SW of Enschede on 10 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. A B-17 (HSS) on 24 January, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 in the Hannover area on 10 February, 1944. A 6th, same day, a 2nd B-17. His 7th, a B-17 on 20 February, 1944. His 8th, a B-17 on 21 February, 1944. His 10th & 11th, both B-17s; one at Diepholz, the other E of Lingen, on 6 March, 1944. A 12th, a B-17 at Bramsche on 10 March, 1944. A P-47 at Chartres on 7 August, 1944. A Lt. Emil Demuth shot down a P-47 on 23 December, 1944, and a P-51 of the 364th FG on 27 Dec., the same day he was shot down at Todenfeld. Bodenplatte pilot. His 16th (or 17th), and last victory, a Yak 9 on 30 January, 1945. Surrendered to the British forces at Leck in May 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 16 victories.

JG1 await arrival of British May 1944:4 L - Oblt. Demuth

3 Reinfeldt, SiegfriedOgefr10(Pz)/SG-2 (Reich Def Ost)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 141074 (lost 2/4/45)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspBoth Reinfeldt and his R/O, Ogefr Paul Demuth were killed in a crash at the Fürstenwalde airfield, no cause reported. Ju 87 Loss List
4 Schmitt, RudolfLtStafkpt 1/JG-1 (5/45 Leck Ger.)Fw 190A-8 "White 44" (2/45), He 162A-2 Werk# 120027 "White 1"Fighter Operational ClaspBelly landed his "White 44" at Garz on 9 February, 1945, cause not given. Near wars end, on 4 May, 1945, Schmitt claimed one of the units few victories in the He 162, a British Typhoon, however in the chasos, it went "unconfirmed". The downed British pilot was picked up by Emil Demuth and invited to dinner. Demuth said he was sad to see the pilot sent off to a POW camp. A flak unit actually got credit for the Typhoon.

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