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1 Abraham, PaulLt5/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440066 "Black 7" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Known to have been shot down with injuries by Grossengstingen, near Stuttgart, on 16 March, 1944 as a result of B-17 return fire and/or P-51 escorts. On 18 March, 1944, he and Uffz Helmut Rosenbaum found themselves in the hospital at Riedlingen with a B-17 bomber pilot. Abraham returned repeatedly to the his crashsite until his death. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
2 Adam, Heinz Günther (Hans?)Lt8/2/1920Herzogswaldau5 2/JG-26 (7/41), 1/JG-26 (12/42) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A "Black 9" (4/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 730 "White 5" (lost 12/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 December, 1942, when he stalled his Wk# 730 trying to land at Drucat. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire south of Cassel on 17 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire into the Channel northwest of Dunkirk on 17 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 3 km northwest of Etaples on 21 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 5 km northeast of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
3 Adam, HermannUffz5/16/192215/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 5765 "Black 7" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 September, 1944 15 km south of Wenden Pl.. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 28 August, 1944.
4 Ade, WilhelmOfhr2/JG-1 (9/44 Greifswald)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960553 Black 3 (lost 1/1/45), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 980219 "Black 3" (lost 1/14/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down over Baarn Holland in Wk# 960553 on 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte, pilot OK. WIA 14 January, 1945 near Lünten during aerial combat with a Spitfire; bailed safely.
5 Ademeit, HorstMaj2/8/1912Breslau1661/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6220 (lost 9/18/40), Bf 109F in S.U., FW 190 Werk # 1185 with 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550528, Bf 109A-5 Werk # 155960 "Black <<" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(4/16/43)
EL(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)
EP(12/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA 7 August, 1944. Brought down by Infantry fire behind Russian lines near Dünaburg S.U. in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (15) 5960. Never heard from again. Brought down over English Channel in 1940 and rescued by Seenot. His 1st known Soviet victory, one of many, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941, a Fw at the time. Another Soviet, an I-16 on 27 August, 1941. A Yak-1 at Leningrad on 5 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A P-40 N of Leningrad on 6 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 18 June, 1943. An La-5 on 12 July, 1943. Two La-5s, a Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s and an La-5 on 2 August, 1943. Four La-5s and two Pe-2s on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2, an La-5 and a P-39 on 21 July, 1944. Approximately 600 combat missions.
6 Adolph, WalterHptm6/11/1913Fontanelle, Romania24Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (10/39), Stfkpt 8/JG-27, Kdr II/JG-26 (9/41)Bf 109E "Black 2" (5/40), Bf 109E-4 "Black << + -" (11/41), Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10028 "<< +" (lost 9/18/41)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross
EP(10/26/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by F/O Cyril Babbage, when he crashed his new Fw 190A-1 "10028" into the Channel near Ostende, off Blankenberge. While escorting shipping, he was the squadrons first Fw 190 combat casualty. Three weeks later, his body washed up on a Belgian beach at Knokke. Plus one victory was in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bad Driburg, 1 October, 1939. On 12 May, 1940, while still in 2/JG-1, he downed three Blenheims in the Maastricht & Lüttich areas. His 4th & 5th victories, both LeO-451s at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire S of Stanford on 7 September, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Spitfires at Maidstone on 11 October, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 8 July, 1941. 79 missions. According to JG-26 author, Donald Caldwell, his victories may have been as high as 28. Alternate spelling: Adolf.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
7 Ahlbrandt, GustavUffz148/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20547 "Black 8" (lost 8/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 August, 1943 at Kuteinikowo, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, three LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG on 9 August, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Nos 11, 12 & 13, Two Il-2s and a LaGG on 19 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Ahlbrand, Gustaf.
8 Ahrendholz, HelmutOfw5/31/1915Drewitz7/KG-2 (Deelen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4262 "U5 + KR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 September, 1942 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by Sq Ldr John Topham, crashing near the mouth of the Tyne. The black smoke and the red sparks were soon transformed into a ball of fire. The Do 217 dove straight into the sea from an altitude of 8000 feet. Remaining crew: Uffz Edgar Moll, Observer (KIA), Uffz Peter Hartmann, wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Hans Woelke, mechanic (MIA). The body of Ahrendholz was recovered from the sea four miles off the river Tyne on 20 September, 1942, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, North Shields. In the 1960s, it was re-buried in the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Block 3, Gr 285.
9 Albrecht, EgonHptm5/19/1918Curitiba, Brazil256 & 1/ZG-1 (2/42 S.U.), 4/ZG-1 (12/42 S.U.), 9/ZG-76, II/SKG-210, Kdr II/ZG-1 (10/43), Kdr IV/JG-53 (7/44), Kdr III/JG-76 (8/44)Bf 110 Werk # 3666 80% dam 12/19/42; belly landing Krasnodar S.U., non cmbt flight, both crew injured) in ZG-1, Bf 109G-14 Wk# 460593 "Black 21 + I" (lost 8/25/44)
RK(5/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)
EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Oper. Clasps
KIA 25 August, 1944 in aerial combat over Beauvais, east of St Claude/Creil, with a P-38 of the 474th FG, while returning from a mission. He bailed but from too low an altitude. His body was robbed of all his possessions by the French Maquis. He had several 4 engine victories. One known victory, his first known Soviet, an R-5 1 km SW of Wjerchowje on 8 February, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 4 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and an I-153 on 25 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 1 August, 1942. An I-153 on 23 August, 1942. A DB-3 on 24 August, 1942. An I-15 on 23 September, 1942. An I-153 on 31 October, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 5 November, 1942. A western victory, a B-24 S of Pilsen (Bohemia) on 22 February, 1944. Another, a B-24 40 km NNW of Brück on 25 February, 1944. A B-24 E of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. A B-24 NW of Pressburg and a 2nd B-24 at Stockerau, on 26 June, 1944.
10 Albrecht, EmilOfw48/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12881 "Black 1 + I" (lost 12/16/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 December, 1942 cause and location unknown. One known victory, a Soviet IL-2 on 22 August, 1942. Nos. 2 & 3, both Il-2s in the Olenino area on 29 October, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-3 15 km S of Subzoff on 10 December, 1942.
11 Albrecht, WolfgangUffz2/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175011 "Black 14" (lost 11/26/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1944; enemy action in the Perleberg area. DOW 1 December, 1944. Buried Perleberg Waldfriedhof, Block 6/3/5. Source: J. Geensen.
12 Alho, Martti AslakOfwFinland154/LeLv-24 (1/40, 7/41 Rantasalmi, 8/41 Immola)D.XXI (1/40), B-239 "BW-383" "Black 7" (7/41), F2A Buffalo
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
13 Altmeyer, HansUffz8/JG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7090 "Black 7" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 November, 1942; Crashed into the sea south of Arendal-Tromsoey Norway, no further detail. Alternate spelling: Altemayer.
14 Ambelung, KlausUffz28/JG-77 (Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163503 "Black 3" (10% dam 2/6/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162122 ""Black 8" (RW + FS" (lost 5/31/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 31 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 north of Bukarest (Bf 109 Loss List). Injured in a crash landing at Targsorul Romaina on 6 February, 1944, cause unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 SW of Bucharest on 7 May, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 near Ploesti on 18 May, 1944. Alternate spelling: Ambelang (Bf 109 Loss List).
15 Ameln, KurtFhr5/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3357 "Black 5 + -" (lost 10/2/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 October, 1941; Combat after a scramble off Perekop. Mombeek MIA List.
16 Ammon, HansUffz7/14/19226/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681331 "Black 11" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Hellingen, by Meldburg (JG-4 List). He recd his Pilot Certificate # 122128 on 14 April, 1943 per document copy provided by Fritz Braun.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Page from Ammon's logbook
17 Ardner, EdgarUffz15/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171513 "Black 4" (lost 1/1/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945. Jumped by two Spitfires of RAF 131 Wing (Polish) after expending all his ammo on strafing runs. His cockpit was smashed and the controls went dead. He bailed out and was taken prisoner. His AC crashed 3 km NW of Sint Dinijs Westrem Belgium. His one known victory was a P-47 during the Battle of the Bulge. Another source (Manrho/Just) lists crash location as Kerkbrugge, N of Evergem.
18 Arenas, Andres Asensi AlvarezHptm5/21/1912Murcia, Spain3 Escaudrilla Azul, 15(Span)/JG-51(12/42 Orel S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12708 "Black 15" (lost 12/1/42?)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 25 October, 1942 after suffering engine trouble during combat with an La-5 and force landing at Troitzkoje (Prien). The Bf 109 Loss List states that Asensi made an emergency landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6453, due to engine damage, and listed him as MIA on 1 December, 1942 (after the 10/25/42 as reported by Prien).
19 Arlt, PaulLt21/JG-1 (1/43), 2/JG-1, 4/JG-11 (6/43 Reich Def))Bf 109E "Black 5" in 2/JG-1, Bf 109G-1/R2 Werk # 14124 "White 2" (lost 7/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 July, 1943 during aerial combat at Siemanswolde by Aurich. His 1st victory, a B-17 15 km north of Wilhelmshaven on 27 January, 1943. His second known victory was a B-17 downed 11 June 1943 5 km north of Wilhelmshaven.
20 Arndt,Fw5/JG-54Go 145 "Black ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 August, 1940. No further detail known.
21 Arnecke, DieterLt12/20/192135/JG-54 (6/44 Finland)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550150 "Black 11" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1944 in aerial combat with a Lagg-5, 20 km northeast of Vara. His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 20 June, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. a 3rd, a Yak-9 on 3 August, 1944.
22 Arnold, AlfredUffz2/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0741 "Black 14" (lost 5/12/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 May, 1943 after being shot down by flak at Kertsch. He was seen bailing, however his final disposition not reported.
23 Arp, HeinrichFw2/3/1916Kiel2/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1124 "Black 10" (lost 10/22/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 22 October, 1940 in aerial combat with a Hurricane of RAF No. 257 Sq.. His AC broke up in the air and scattered pieces in the sea off Littlestone Golf Links, near New Romney, Kent, along the coast SE of Dungeness. Buried Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent, UK, German Plot "O", Row 2, Grave 407 (M.Croft).
24 Asche, HeinrichUffz9/27/191985/JG-54 (4/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530138 "Black 8" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds 13 September, 1944 in aerial combat with a LaGG 5, 30 km northwest of Walk Pl. Qu. His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 3 April, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 22 August, 1944. A 3rd, an "unnamed" Soviet a/c on 23 August, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 25 August, 1944. This may very well be the Uffz Asche who surrendered with Wettstein in Denmark, making the treacherous flight from Libau, across the Baltic, with two rear passengers.
25 Aspern, Roloff von Oblt9/18/191818I/JG-21 (7/39), 1/JG-76 (9/39), Stfkpt 5/JG-54 (Channel 11/40)Bf 109D in 39, Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1627 "Black 1" (lost 11/17/40) in JG-54EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 November, 1940 in Werk# 1627, in aerial combat with Spitfires, over the Thames Estuary. Von Aspern scored I/76s final victory of the Polish campaign, a P-23 Light Bomber near Konzary, 10 September, 1939. (I believe it to be Falck with two victories on 11 September, 1939.) His 2nd victory, a Hawk-75A west of Rethel, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 405 west of Laon, 19 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 25 May, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75A west of Epernay, 3 June, 1940. His 6th, a Potez 63 on 4 June, no location. Nos.7 & 8, both Hawk-75s NW of Amiens on 6 June, 1940. His 9th, a Hurricane on 30 August, 1940, no location. His 10th, a Hurricane at Themsemünding on 5 September, 1940. His 11th, a Spitfire at Ashford on 18 September, 1940. Nos.12, 13 & 14, all three Spitfires S of London on 27 September, 1940. His 15th, a Hurricane S of Tonbridge on 12 October, 1940. His 16th, a Spitfire S of London on 13 October, 1940. His 17th, a Hurricane on 15 October, 1940, no location. His 18th, a Spitfire on 25 October, 1940, no location.
26 Assmuss, HerbertUffz2/Schl.G-1 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6090 "Black M" (lost 5/9/42)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 May, 1942 at Pl.Qu. 15/21, cause unknown.
27 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.
28 Aubrecht, HermannUffz315/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7061 "Black 6" (lost 8/9/42 in Orel, S.U.)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/9/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 August, 1942 by flak; returned after making an emergency landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 56391. One known victory, a Blenheim over the English Channel on 29 April, 1941, a Gefr at the time. His first known Soviet victory,a Martin B-26 on 24 June, 1941. An SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 July, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 14 December, 1941. An R-Z on 4 February, 1942. A MiG-1 on 22 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 8 August, 1942. An Il-2 18 km E of Gshalsk on 9 August, 1942. Survived the war. Magnus Report.
29 Auer, KarlGefr10/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961931 "Black 7 + I" (lost 2/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 February, 1945, reason unknown, in the area of Zellin. Mombeek MIA List.
30 Auf, ErichGefr5/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6/R1 Werk # 440693 "Black 5 + -" (lost 5/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a p-47 and a P-51 in the Vechta/Hannover area.
31 Augst, HansUffz18/JG-53 (9/40; 10/42 Africa to 4/43 Tunisia)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 12961? (lost 10/13/42), Bf 109F-4 Trop Werk # 13341 (lost 10/19/42), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16222 "Black 17 + I" (lost 4/11/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Severely wounded 11 April, 1943, aerial combat at Medjez-el-Bab, did not return to combat duty. Flugbuch. Per Bf 109 Loss List, he made an emergency landing after combat at El Alamein on 13 October, 1942, pilot OK. On 19 October, 1942, he lost his 2nd F-4 in combat over the sea, bailing safely without wounds. One victory reported in Bf 109 Loss List.
32 Aulenbacher, ErnstUffz22/JGr Süd (/43), Stab JG-11 (Reich Def 11/43)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 27103 "Black 5" (lost 11/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26 November, 1943 during aerial combat over Luxembourg, ac destroyed. One known victory, a B-17 by Marktsteinbach on 17 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 20 February, 1944.
33 Babenz, EmilFhjOfw1/1/1919243/JG-26 (4/41), 11/JG-26 (Hi Altitude, 11/42), 3/JG-53 (3/43), 2/JG-26Bf 109F & G in 11/JG-26, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470046 "Black 1" (lost 4/8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (10/15/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 in his "Black 1" in the same action as Willius, by P-47s of the American 361st FG. He crashed at Bentheim. Buried Lingen Neurfriedhof, Grave 7 (Rosseels). 335 missions. One known victory, His 1st, a Beaufort into the Channel, N of Brest, 17 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire west of Lille on 28 June, 1941: (P8346 Józef Bondar 303 Sqd Polish). His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km NW of Gravelines on 11 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire 3 km SW of Insel Goeree on 12 August, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of Dunkirk on 21 August, 1941. Another, a P-38 20 km west of Mateur on 28 November, 1942. His 20th, a Spitfire NE of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Another, his 23rd, while in 3/JG-53, a P-38 10 km northwest of Bizerta on 22 March, 1943. Fhj-Ofw = Fahnenjunker-Sr. Officer Candidate
34 Bach,Uffz1Stabstaffel/JG-51 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732220 "Black 15" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 16 September, 1944.
35 Bach, OttoLt6/18/1919Bochum25Erg/JG-2 (7/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43), 5/JG-1 (7/43), 4/JG-1 (5/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (9/44)Bf 109F in JG-2, Fw 190A-4 & 5 in JG-1, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530101 "Black 5" (12/43), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205186 "Yellow 15" (lost 11/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 15" with P-51 escorts over the Ruhr area, by Rochau, near Stendal. Buried Stendal Friedhof, Gr 101 (A. Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Cherbourg on 17 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire N of Cape de la Hague on 6 August, 1941. Nos 4 & 5, both Spitfires N of Cape de la Hague on 30 September, 1941. Another, his 6th, a B-17 "Lucy Belle" of 303BG 100 km northwest of Terschelling, flown by 1/Lt Lloyd Driffin on 26 February, 1943. Another, his 7th, was a B-17 # 42-3115 of 95BG flown by Lt J.E. Mc Kinley, on 14 May, 1943. The B-17 crashed on North Beveland Island, near Katz village. All the crew perished. His 8th, a B-17 1 km SW of Metternich on 12 August, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 at Dollart, SW of Emden on 11 December, 1943. His 11th, a B-17 S of Delmenhorst on 6 March, 1944. His 13th, a B-17 north of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 15th, a B-17 NE of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. Known to have flown Fw 190A-7 Wk# 643948 "Black 2" (4/44) in 5/JG-1 also. Another A-7, Werk # 643949 "White 2" in 4/JG-1


Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 8 from L - Obfw. Bach

36 Bachnick, HerbertLt2/9/1920Mannheim809/JG-52 (12/42), 2/JGr Ost (4/44), 9/JG-52 (7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27013 "Black 33" (lost 7/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166065 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EP(12/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944 in "Yellow 4"; shot down by a P-51 after flying a mission against American bombers, where he achieved his last victory. He tried to force land his damaged AC, when he lost control and crashed into a railway embankment in the vicinity of Birkental, near Myslowitz Upper Silesia. He was shot down with wounds in "Black 33" on 7 July, 1944 and made an emergency landing at Moran. 373 missions, 79 victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2, an Il-5 and aLaGG on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG on 5 August, 1943. A LaGG on 19 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 20 August, 1943. Three Il-2s on 21 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 September, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-39 on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 27 November, 1943. A LaGG and three Il-2s (m.H.) on 28 November, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 on 19 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) N of Kamenka on 25 December, 1943. Five Il-2s on 7 January, 1944. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 13 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 80 victories. Died 1944-08-07 Olesnow, Poland
37 Backeberg, HeinzUffz9/21/19205/JG-26 (5/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0677 "Black 30" (lost 5/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 May, 1943 in his "Black 30" by B-17 return fire E of Ghent. His A-4 crahed at the Scheldemonding, Holland. Buried Bourdon, France (J. Geensen). Persuaded the II Group Tech. Offz. to try mounting a 250 lb. bomb to the underside of his AC to drop on enemy bombers. He was still tinkering with his idea when he was KIA. His death ended the experiment.
38 Bäcker, WalterOfw12/JG-301Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682005 "Black 9" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat, no location. Mombeek.
39 Backhaus, Otto AugustLt10(J)/JG-26 (2/43 St. Omer-Wizernes)Fw 190A-5 Werk # (15)7290 "Black 12" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 April, 1943, 20 km northwest of Cape Gris Nez.
40 Backhaus, RudolfUffz18/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19708 "Black 10 + I" (lost 8/1/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1943; Combat with an Il-2 over Marinowka. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 7 July, 1943.
41 Badow, FriedemannUffz4/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462802 "Black 8" (lost 10/16/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Komotau, bailed safely (JG-4 List).
42 Bahnsen, JensFw188/JG-53 (11/41 Comiso; 10/42 N.Afrika; 6/43 Sicily)Bf 109 F-4 "Black 3" & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 15031 "Black 6 + I" (lost 6/7/43; WIA, combat with a B-17 20km S of Pantelleria), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18565 "Black 6 + I" (lost 8/19/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943 in Werk # 18565, by B-17 return fire north of Bagnoli Italy. 120 + combat missions. 7 victories in the Desert, including a P-40, piloted by Sgt ONeil, who survived, 4 km north of El Ruweisat, near El Alamein on 1 July, 1942. A Beaufighter 8 km north of Ras el Barrani on 23 August, 1942. Four P-40s of RAF No. 250 Sq. near Tarfa on 9 October, 1942. Two more British fighters on 10 October, 1942; one a PRU AC, the other a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq, both over the sea. A P-40 15 km south southwest of Fuka N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 and another P-40 south southeast of Quotifiya N. Africa on 22 October, 1942. Downed a P-38, his 7th victory, 10 km southwest of Pont du Fahs on 29 November, 1942. His 9th Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km east of Mateur on 19 April, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 on 29 April, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
43 Bahr, Hans JoachimLt4/8/19208 Erg/JG-2, 9/JG-2 (11/41), IV/JG-1, 8/JG-5 (7/42 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 1430 "Black 8" (lost 7/13/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 July, 1942 by Soviet AA fire, Njaljärvi (Njal-Javer See). Found dead in the wreck by the Russians (R.Rautio). One known victory, his 1st, a Whirlwind north of Cape de la Hague on 7 November, 1941. 74 combat missions. Pilot Badge awarded 24 October, 1940.
44 Bähre-Steingraf, FriedrichFw6(Sturm)/JG-4Fw 190A-9 Werk # 980570 "Black 11" (lost 2/12/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945 in the Sagan-Sprottau area, cause not reported.
45 Baisch, ReinholdUffz8/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14885 "Black 6 + I" (lost 4/9/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 April, 1943 after experiencing engine trouble at Abinskaja.
46 Balfanz, WilfriedOblt8Stab I/JG-51 (9/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (10/39 Hunsrück-6/41)Bf 109D & E in 39, Bf 109E-3 (lost 5/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6722 "Black <<" (lost6/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(5/14/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 24 June, 1941 after being hit by SB-3 Soviet bomber return fire east of Pruszana S.U., just two days after his first Soviet victory. WIA 14 May, 1940 during aerial combat in a Bf 109E-3 with a Hurricane in the Sedan area (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 151 near Saarbrücken, 17 September, 1939. His 2nd, a LeO 45 at Thenorgues, 13 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Battle over Sedan, 14 May, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane NE of Calais on 10 February, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire at Dungeness on 16 April, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire E of Sheerness on 20 April, 1941. His 7th, a Spitfire E of Canterbury on 21 April, 1941. A "damaged" Hurricane NW of Dunkirk on 21 May, 1941. His 1st and last Soviet victory, an SB-2 bomber on 22 June, 1941.
47 Ballewski, HelmutOfhrStab/JG-53 (8/44 France), 14/JG-53 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166293 "Black <1 - + -" (lost 8/28/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460633 (lost 2/28/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 February, 1945 during aerial combat east of Karlsruhe. WIA 28 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 near Epernay, bailed safely.
48 Bälz, KunoFw10/10/1918Stuttgart124/JG-3 (S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8918 "White 7 + -" (lost 7/25/41), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5769 "Black 2" (lost 3/18/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 March, 1943 as a result of aerial combat with an Il-2 in the area of Spas/Roslawe-Demensk (Smolensk). Magnus. Shot down 25 July, 1941 but returned. He was the usual wingman for Ofw Helmut Schönfelder. Jager Blatt article. One known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 March, 1943.
49 Banz, AndreasUffz6/12/1920Munich2/JG-1Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1302 "Black 10" (lost 5/2/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 2 May, 1943. His 190 crashed into the North Sea, 100 km WNW of Schiphol Holland after being shot down by Spitfires (DeSwart & Geensen)
50 Bär, PeterOfhr1Stab III/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 442001 "Black <4 + I" (lost 9/11/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat with enemy fighters near Hattenhausen. (Bf 109 Loss List)
51 Barann, Leo LotharOfw145/JG-11 (10/43), 7/JG-1 (3/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5 Werk # 110203 "Black 18" (lost 3/3/44; WIA, combat in the Neumünster area, bailed safely), Fw 190A-4, 5 & 6, Fw 190A-8 (8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. Per Hans Hoehler, Barann was allegedly credited with a B-17 bomber, his 2nd victory, Ser. # 42-30725, 100th BG, 418 BS, "Aw-R-Go", shot down 10 October, 1943 by Lienen. It was piloted by Capt. Charles B. Cruikshank. Navigator, Capt. Frank D. Murphy of Atlanta. Frank Murphy suggests the pilot was Oblt Heinrich Klopper. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 N of Roye on 28 July, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 E of Ostbevern, NE of Münster, 10 October, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 on 11 January, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 N of Osnabrück on 10 February, 1944. His 7th, a Spitfire S of Caen on 14 July, 1944. His 8th, a Typhoon at Caen on 19 July, 1944. His 9th, a Spitfire on 25 July, 1944, no location given. His 10th, a Spitfire at Pontoise on 6 August, 1944. His 23rd victory (?), the 1st for III Gruppe in Russia, was an Il-2 on 17 January, 1945. His 11th & 12th, both Yak-9s on 10 February, 1945. His 13th, a Yak-9 on 17 February, 1945. His 14th, a P-39 on 23 February, 1945.
52 Barfuss, GünterFw5/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462858 "Black 15 + -" (lost 11/17/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 November, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 20km south of Karlsruhe, near Malsch.
53 Barkhorn, Gerhard 'Gerd'Obstlt3/20/1919Königsberg, Ostpreussen301 5/JG-52(7/42), Stfkpt 4/JG-52 (2/43 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52, Kdr II/JG-52 (Russia), Kdr JG-6 (1/45), JV-44 (4/45) Bf 109E-7 Werk # Werk # 5922 "Yellow 2 + -" (into Channel 10/29/40), Bf 109F-4 Wk#13388 "White 5 + -" (WIA 7/25/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15909 "Black <<5 (7/43 Anapa, S.U.), Bf109G-6 Werk # Unk "<<5" (5/44 Kherones), Bf 109G-6 Wk#163195 "Black <<5 + -" (WIA 5/31/44), Bf 109K-4, Fw 190D-9 w JG-6, Me 262
RK(8/23/42)
S(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)
EP(7/20/42)

EK 1
Wound Bdg(7/25/42)
Ftr. Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
EL(1/11/43). 1104 combat missions. His first known Soviet vivtory, a Pe-2 NE of Petrovskaya on 27 May, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 7 October, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 30 October, 1942. A P-40, a Yak-1 and a LaGG-3 on 30 November, 1942. A LaGG-5 and two Yak-1s on 5 August, 1943. Four LaGG-5s on 23 August, 1943. A Yak-9, a P-39 and two Yak-1s on 29 December, 1943. Another of many multiple victories for this high scorer! Shot down with severe wounds 31 May, 1944, exhausted after his sixth mission of the day. Flying his G-6, Wk# 163195 "Black 5", he lost his concentration, and was jumped by a Soviet P-39. His last victory was on 5 Jan., 1945. Injured in another crash on 25 April, 1945, when his Me 262 was shot down by a P-51. He carried the name "Christl", his wifes name on nearly all his AC. Barkhorns wingman was Fahnrich Graf Keller. His crew chief from 40 to 45, Cpl. Albert Kusterer. Shot down 9 times. In 1955, he joined the West German Luft. and became a General. Deceased 11 January, 1983; auto accident 6 January,1983, wife Christl killed instantly 6 January. Post war home: Tegernsee. Photo


Hptm. Gerhard Barkhorn, Gruppenkommandeur II./JG 52, Bagerowo, 12 February 1944 in his Bf 109 G-6/Trop W.Nr. 44. 'Schwarzer Doppelwinkel' after his 250th victory
54 Barsuhn, HarryUffz3/JG-53 (Sicily)Bf 109G-6 Trop Werk # 15381 "Black 10" (lost 7/11/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1943 near Comiso, cause unknown.
55 Barten, FranzHptm1/26/1912Saarbrücken522G-77 (9/40), 11/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 10/JG-51 (S.U. 11/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-53 (4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5432 "Black 2" (lost 7/16/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12878 "White 5" (WIA 11/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441575 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 8/4/44)
RK(10/24/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/1/42)
EP(10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 4 August, 1944, over Reinsehlen near Soltau, as he parachuted from his damaged G-6 with a fatal head wound, after a dogfight. Buried in Lippstadt. Battle of Britain pilot, his first victory, a Hurricane on 14 September, 1940, no location. His 2nd & 3rd, two Hurricanes S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire between St Omer & Boulogne on 15 April, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 22 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 24 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 15 July, 1941; an I-16 and a DB-3. Shot down in "Blk 2" behind Russian lines on 16 July, 1941, but returned. A Yak-3 on 23 October, 1941. A DB-3a on 27 October, 1941. Two SB-3s on 12 November, 1941. An I-61 on 18 March, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 April, 1943. One known western victory, a B-24D 5 km west of Della Pecara, 3 September, 1943. Another bomber, a B-24 32 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. His 49th, a Spitfire 10 km N of Nettuno on 6 February, 1944. His 50th, a P-47 S of Insel Elba Italy on 14 April, 1944. 895 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories. Photo
56 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.
57 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
58 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).
59 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.
60 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
61 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
62 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.
63 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.
64 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.
65 Bauer, FranzHptm11/18/191584(Eins)/J.Fl.Sch. 5/JG-53, Stfkpt 3/JG-53 (4/44), Kdr I/JG-53 (7/44 Romania)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163606 "Black 1" (lost 7/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Amaru, in the Ploesti area. His first victory, a Spitfire at Le Harve on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Fecamp on 12 August, 1941. Nos. 3 &4, both Spitfires at Le Harve on 28 August, 1941. A 5th, a B-24 on 2 April, 1944, no location. A 6th, a B-24 on 25 April, 1944, 35km W of Forli Italy. A 7th, another B-24 on 6 June, 1944 N of Buzau Romania. An 8th, his 4th B-24 on 28 June, 1944 40km SW of Bucharest. Magnus 9 victories.
66 Bauer, LudwigOblt2/25/191412I/JG-1 ('40), 7/JG-27 (7/41 S.U & N. Africa), 1/JG-27 (2/44), Stab III/JG-27 (7/44 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 (dam 24 February, 1944), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165567 "Black EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (2/24/44)
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 6 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 in the Caen/Bayeux area. Mombeek. Magnus. WIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat, location not specified. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 9 July, 1941. A triple Soviet victory on 27 July, 1941; all three SB-2s. An SB-2 on 30 July, 1941. His 9th, an SB-2 N of Mga on 29 August, 1941. Three Desert victories. His 10th victory was a P-40 of SAAF No. 5 Sq. southwest of El Adem N. Africa on 17 June, 1942. Another known victory was a P-40 south of El Alamein on 16 September, 1942. His 12th, a Beaufighter 30 km west of Melos Greece, 3 December, 1943.
67 Bauer, WilliOfw28/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1294 "Black 7 + I" (lost 10/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 October, 1940 after being damaged in aerial combat and making a force landing at Princes Golf Course, Sandwich. One known victory, his 1st, a Fiat CR 42 near Fleurus, northeast of Charleroi, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 29 August, 1940.
68 Baum, HeinzFw292/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109 F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13676 "Black 8" (lost 12/12/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 December, 1942 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 at Map Quad 3917. Magnus. His first known victory, two Pe-2s on 2 September, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 3 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 3 October, 1942. His 9th & 10th, both LaGG-3s on 8 October, 1942. His 13th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 16 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 18 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 5 November, 1942. An I-180 and two MiG-1s on 8 November, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 13 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 16 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 21 November, 1942. Three Il-2s and two LaGG-3s on 28 November, 1942. A Boston III on 1 December, 1942.
69 Baumann, LotharHptm10/17/1920Rügenwalde158/JG-77 (1/42 S.U.), Stab III/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), Stab/JG-77 (11/42), Kdr I/JG-77 (8/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F & G (Trop) in 11/42, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512372 "Black << +" (lost 12/24/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944. Shot down by a Spitfire (most likely) and crashed to his death in the little village of Hoscheid, Luxembourg. Another source suggests he was the victim of P-38s and P-47s. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3a on 31 January, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 14 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 24 July, 1942. His 7th victory was a P-40 in N. Africa on 26 November, 1942. His 8th, a B-17 on 30 January, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 on 18 March, 1944, no location. His 10th, a B-24 90 km SE of Ferrara on 7 April, 1944. His 12th, a Spitfire ESE of Rimini Italy on 25 June, 1944. His 14th, a P-47 on 11 September, 1944, no location given. His 15th, a P-51 on 18 September, 1944, no location, but most likely over Italy still.
Victory over an P-38 on July 8th, 1944. Lombardy 11:05 h: 2Lt. Henry Donald Mitchell, MIA? (12 0'clock High Forum)

Kurowski: Luftwaffe Aces

JG 77 at Tulln-an-der-Donau, 8 July 1944
The Allies quickly learned, from a Luftflotte 2 daily operations report that 30 Bf 109s had transferred to Tulln-an-der-Donau on 8 July, shooting down a P-38 (corresponding to Hptm. Lothar Baumann of Stab I./JG 77's claim of a P-38 at 11.05 hours, local time). Also, one Bf 109 had crash landed on returning to its Italian base. (Extract from Allied decode of JG-77 signal traffic)
70 Baumert, ErnstUffz14/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 782406 "Black 9" (dam 11/2/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported as wounded at Schönbeck on 2 November, 1944, no further detail (JG-4 List).
71 Baumgart, HansUffz22/JG-52 (5/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15577 "Black 6" (lost 7/5/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 5 July, 1943 during aerial combat with 10 Il-2s in the Belgorod area. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-5 on 14 May, 1943. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 12 June, 1943.
72 Baur-Bargehr, Hans-GeorgOfhr9/25/1923Vienna, Austria11/JG-54 & 14/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A-5, Fw 190A-8 (lost 9/21/44 Holland), Fw 190A-8 Werk# 731040 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 27 December, 1944 near Schnee-Eifel Belgium while flying Werk# 731040, after aerial combat with P-47s. His grave was later found in Franken, but his Father had him interned in Innsbruck in 1946. He lost an earlier A-8 at Almelo Holland on 21 September, 1944, cause and injuries, if any, unknown (DeSwart).
73 Beck, JohannOfw114/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784980 "Black 1" (dam 12/3/44) & "White 13" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 December, 1944 after being hit by flak in the Aachen area. One known victory, a P-51 at Strasbourg on 25 November, 1944. The JG-4 List indicated that Beck was WIA.
74 Beck, JosefOfw2/JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 9538 "DR+ZC" "Black 8" (lost 10/12/41)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 12 October, 1941 after being hit by flak near Uthisora, NE of Kolpino.
75 Becker, ArnoOblt1Stab I/JG-1 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/JG-27 (4/41 Greece)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4185 "Black 1" (or Blk 2) (lost 4/6/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 April, 1941 during aerial combat with a Hurricane at Rupel Pass, west of Gefyroudi Romania. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane 406 over Amiens, 20 May, 1940, a Lt at the time. Added: Believed sd by S/L Thomas St.John Pattle.
76 Becker, GeroldGefr2/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162255 "Black 12" (lost 4/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 April, 1944 at Rimini after aerial combat with P-47s.
77 Becker, Hans GeorgUffzI/JG-26 (joins 7/43), 1/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 140620 "Black 11" (20% dam 8/17/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730456 "White 5" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 June, 1944 in "White 5" in aerial combat with Allied fighters 40 km SW of Rouen. WIA 17 August, 1943 in "Black 11" from B-17 return fire at Liege. Despite his wounds, he made a force landing at Venlo. Returned to 1st Staffel 27 April, 1944.
78 Becker, HeinrichUffz1/27/1919Trier2(Erg)/JG-53 (early 1941), Flugzeugführer 8/JG-53 (4/42 Cimiso Italy)Bf 109E Wk # 1232 (12/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk # 7531 "Black 7 + I" (lost 4/25/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7513 "Black 8 + I" (lost 5/8/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1942, shot down in Werk # 7513 "Black 8 + I" by English flak over Lucqa Venezia Malta, bailed safely. Jager Blatt 2/2004 & Prien. Uninjured in "Black 7" in a crash on 25 April, 1942 at Vittoria, 50 km south of Cap Scaramia due to ground fire, bailed safely, pilot OK (Prien). Survived the war.
79 Becker, HelmutLt10/17/1920Bochum58 (or 12)/JG-2 (12/42 as Uffz), 4/JG-2 (10/43), 8/EJGr-Süd (10/44. later 8/EJG-1), 7(or 10)/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19486 (50% dam 6/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 1880 (45% dam 10/20/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600662 "Black 18" (lost 3/12/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945 when he was sd by friendly AA fire and crashed at Kripp, buried Bodendorf. WIA 29 June, 1943; sd by enemy fire and made a force landing near Dieppe. WIA 20 October, 1943; sd by Spitfires and made a force landing in the vicinity of St Elier, France (LOCS). One known victory, a Spitfire on 18 January, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 23 January, 1943. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk region on 13 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 in the Bordeaux-Lorient area on 17 May, 1943. Another B-17 at Hippolytushoef on 29 May, 1943. This may be two persons; this Helmut claimed three victories per LOCS. A second Helmut, in 10 & 12/JG-2, may have two victories.
80 Becker, KarlFw95/JG-11 (5/44 Reich Def), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163446 "Black 6" (lost 5/24/44), Fw 190A & D
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat in the Quickborn area. His 1st victory, a B-17 on 24 May, 1944, in the Neumünster area, a Gefr at the time. His 5th & 6th victories, both Yak-9s on 16 April, 1945. Magnus Report.
81 Becker, KarlLt1/JG-11 (Rotenburg) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 680141 "Black 13" (lost 5/8/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 8 May, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Bruchhausen, in the area of Hoya. Source: L.Wiegels.
82 Becker, PaulUffz10/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413899 "Black 1" (lost 9/26/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed near Arnhem Holland on 26 September, 1944, cause unknown. (DeSwart) Per the JG-4 List, he was wounded during this action.
83 Becker, PeterGefr8/13/1920Kitz bei Dramburg8/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6139 "Black 1 + I" (lost (9/9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 September, 1940 during aerial combat south of Brighton, crashing at Sundown Farm, Ditcham, Hampshire. Source: Jochen Prien. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 6, Gr 157 (M.Croft).
84 Beckert,Lt2/JG-54 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4 Werk# 142500 "Black ?" (80% dam 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed with injuries 15 August, 1943 at the Konotop airfield. No further detail.
85 Beer, HeinzUffz2/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413704 "Black 9" (lost 8/16/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 August, 1944; Takeoff accident at Ziegenhain on a transfer flight (JG-4 List)
86 Beer, SiegfriedLt22/JG-53 (3/43 Tinisia)Bf 109G-2/Trop "Black 8", Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18498 "Black 13" (lost 7/11/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 July, 1943 in the Med, cause unknown; later returned. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire on 2 March, 1943. His 2nd, during the Sicilian campaign, a B-17 near Modica on 5 July, 1943.
87 Beerenbrock, Franz JosefLt4/9/1920Datteln, Westfalen11712/JG-51 (6/41 Shatalovka S.U.), Stab/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (42)Bf 109F-2 "Black <1", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6779, "White 12" (lost 11/9/42)
RK(10/6/41)
EL(8/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)
EP(9/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 November, 1942 after taking hits in Wk# 6779 in his radiator, and making an emergency landing behind Soviet lines near Welish, Soviet Union. POW who survived early imprisonment in Russia! 400 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victories, two SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Two DB-3s on 6 July, 1941. Another double victory, both DB-3s on 9 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 December, 1941; two Pe-2s and an I-18. A MiG-3 SE of Schalsk on 26 March, 1942. A triple on 28 May, 1942; two MiG-1s and a U-2, while in Stab IV/JG-51. Four Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a DB-3 in the Krestzsky area on 4 October, 1942. His last two victories, both MiG-3s on 8 November, 1942, just one day before becoming a POW. Another source says he scored three victories on 9 November, 1942. Released from captivity mid-December, 1949. Deceased 13 December, 2004. Photo

88 Behling, GüntherLtTech Offz Stab III/JG-77 (S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7317 "Black Fighter Operational ClaspAC damaged by ground fire in the Armjansk area on 26 October, 1941, pilot OK.
89 Behr, AlfredUffz2/JG-1Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7033 (or Wk# 2630) "Black 4" (70% dam 6/17/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 17 June, 1943 when his 190 overturned during a force landing at the Gilze-Rihen airfield at Katwijk Holland due to engine trouble.
90 Behrendt, WernerLt3/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20257 "Black <" (lost 8/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18636 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140059 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/6/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 6 November, 1943 during aerial combat at Vairano/Cassino. WIA 7 September, 1943 during aerial combat north of Neapel. Werk # 20257 was reported lost NW of Ätna during combat on 3 August, 1943, pilot returned after an emergency landing.
91 Beine, Alfred7/1/1921Waltrop611/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.), 14/JG-54 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960086 "Black ?" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 December, 1944; crashing at Liege Belgium. Buried Münster-Lauheide, Block A/178 (Rosseels). His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 15 February, 1944. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 14 July, 1944. A 3rd & 4th, two Yak-9s on 21 July, 1944. A 5th, an Il-2 on 26 August, 1944. A 6th, an La-5 on 5 September, 1944.
92 Bellaire, ErnstObltII/JG-2 (7/44), Stab III/JG-54 (12/44)Ju 88 Werk # Unk (dam 7/25/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210016 "TS+SP" "Black 3" (lost 12/29/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 December, 1944 in aerial combat with Tempests of RAF No. 56 Sq. (New Zealand) west of Rheine (Kockrlwiek). He was the wingman for Kdr Weiss, who was also killed this same day by the same Tempests. Fritz Ungar was the only survivor...and thus, witness to the carnage of III/JG-54 on "Black Day". He successfully belly landed the Ju 88 which belonged to JG-2 on 25 July, 1944, no further detail (LOCS).
93 Below, FriedrichOblt2/28/19179 7/JG-53 (7/40 Channel; 4/41 Maldeghem), Stab III/JG-53 (4/42) Bf 109E-1 (lost 7/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1209 (lost 12/1/40), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6695 (lost 4/25/41), Bf 109F-2 Wk# 6694 "White 3 + I" (40% dam 9/19/41 S.U.), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8791 "Black <2 + I" (90% dam 5/24/42 Sicily)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(7/28/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 24 May, 1942. Magnus. Injured in a crash on 28 July, 1940 making a force landing shortly after takeoff due to engine failure (Prien). Ditched in the Channel outside Boulogne on 1 December, 1940 after suffering engine damage during aerial combat, no report of injuries (Prien). He was known to have force-landed his F-2, WK# 6695, due to fuel shortage at Maldeghem on 25 April, 1941, without injury (Prien). Oblt Below made another force landing with wounds in a Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6694 near the Konotop S.U. airfield after aerial combat on 19 September, 1941 (Prien). One known Soviet victory, an unnamed AC on 26 July, 1941 (Prien). His 9th victory was a P-40 over Malta on 25 April, 1942.
94 Belser, HelmutHptm12/23/1915Stuttgart362/JG-53 (7/41), 6/JG-53 (12/41), Stfkpt in 8/JG-53 (3/42 Africa)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10278 "Black 1 + I" (lost)
RK(9/6/42 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)
EP(5/11/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 19 June, 1942 during take-off from Castel Benito AP, near Tripoli, when his "Black 1" undercarriage became caught in a sand trap. In the ensuing crash, he was fatally (burned to death) injured. 24 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/4 on 24 July, 1941. One known Desert victory, a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Fulmar on 19 January, 1942. A Fleet Air Arm Swordfish or Albacore on 27 January, 1942. A P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh vicinity on 30 May, 1942. A P-40 SW of Fort Acroma on 31 May, 1942. Two more P-40s on 3 June, 1942. A P-40 5 km SW of El Adem on 7 June, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo
95 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel932/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42-4/43), Kdr JG-53Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2/R6 "Blk <<" (10/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)
RK(10/2/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)
EP(10/5/40)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo
96 Benz, HansUffz11/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/As Werk # 785633 "Black 12 + I" (lost 12/26/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 December, 1944 in a training accident near Hesepe.
97 Benz, SiegfriedLt10/17/1924Nagold106/JG-26 (joined 7/44), 2/JG-26 (10/44), 6/JG-26 (12/44)Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210188 "Black 5" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 December, 1944 after being shot down by a German fighter of III/JG-1 who mistook the D-9 for a Tempest! Although he was waggling his wings as the recognition signal, he was shot and crashed at the edge of a field near Eupen Belgium and exploded. Buried Düsseldorf, Block 112/P/135 (Rosseels). One known victory, a P-38 at Beauvais-Clermont on 25 August, 1944. Another, a P-51 in the Emmerich-Nijmegen area on 17 September, 1944. His 5th victory, a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 Sq. at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. His 6th, a Grasshopper L-4 shot down near Düren on 16 October, 1944. A 7th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 25 September, 1944. An 8th, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 27 September, 1944. A 9th, a Spitfire at Nijmegen on 2 October, 1944. A 10th, an Auster III SW of Düren on 16 October, 1944.
98 Berbig, ReinhardLt8/SG-77Fw 190F-8 "Black 10" (lost 4/18/45) EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIC 18 April, 1945; Berbig collided with Gefr Linders and was first buried in a garden in Spremberg, and later in the Soldiers Cemetery at Halbe.
99 Berg, HeinrichUffzII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 6/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530718 "Black 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1944 in his "Black 4" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 365FG NE of Cochem. His body was found in August in his AC, buried in the mud, on the bottom of the Mosel River.
100 Berger, Horst Oblt30Stafkpt 8/JG-5 (Finland)Bf 109F "Black 14", Bf 109G-6 Werk# 13810 "Black 11" on 8 May, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 May, 1944, over the Barents Sea, 20 km northwest of Wajda-Guba. Mombeek MIA List. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 30 October, 1942. A Pe-2 on 28 February, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 March, 1943. A P-40 on 18 March, 1943. A "Bmbr-41" on 27 March, 1943. A P-39 on 22 May, 1943. A Hurricane IIc WNW of Cape Korabelnyj on 18 August, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane IIc on 23 August, 1943. A P-39 and a Boston on 6 September, 1943. A P-40 on 23 September, 1943. A P-40 and a Hurricane on 24 September, 1943. A P-39 and a Yak-9 NE of Petsamo on 17 March, 1944. Two P-40s on 2 April, 1944. A P-39 on 12 April, 1944. Four P-40s, a P-39 and an Il-2 on 23 April, 1944.

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