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101 Beckhaus, Karl AugustHptmK/88 Legion Condor (7/39), Stab/Fliegerführer z.b.V.-Berlin, I/KG-40 (4/40)Ju 52/3m, Ju 290, He 111, Fw 200C Werk # Unk "F8 + CH" (lost 4/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 April, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Narvik, presumed lost in the North Sea due to bad weather and icing conditions at Vestfjorden (LOCS & falkeeins-blogspot).
102 Beetz, WilhelmOfhr9/23/1918Berlin - Karlshorst6/KG-4He 111P-4 Werk # 3085 "5J + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1941 when the AC was hit by AA fire over South Shields during a raid on the Tyne, and lost height before its port wing collided with a balloon cable from a site on the North Foreshore. It dove at a steep angle crashing at Bents Park. Four were killed when the AC exploded on impact. Beetz managed to bail and had the cruel luck of being electricuted when he landed on trolley car wires. He died shortly after being admitted to Ingham Infirmary. Remaining crew (all KIA): Hptm Heinz Styra, Observer, Uffz Karl Günther Brützam, wireless operator, Gefr Franz Friedrich Janeschitz, gunner and Uffz Helmut Herbert Jeckstadt, gunner. Added: An exploding mine at the crash location with the burials as follows in Hylton (Castletown) Cem, Section D: Beetz Row 1, Gr 697; Styra Row 2, Gr 735 (with Brützam); Janeschitz Row 1, Gr 698 and Jeckstadt Row 2, Gr 734 (D.Drury).
103 Beffart, HansFw7/14/1914Dalsbach4/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2711 (lost 8/30/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 carshed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 30 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew (bur Yssel): Ofw Walter Ostertag, Obs (bur CL/3/75); Uffz Ludwig Brock, R/O (bur CL/3/73); Uffz Hans Frank, Flt Engr (bur BK/3/51) and Gefr Karl Schmiedl, Gnr (MIA). Pilot Beffart bur BU/10/237 (D.Drury).
104 Begtison, KarlUffz1/KG-54 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3114 "B3 + CH" (lost 6/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 27 June, 1941 at an undisclosed location in Russia, cause unknown, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
105 Behne, KarlLt4/StG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # (100)121 "6G + HR" (lost 5/22/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 May, 1943 due to enemy fighter attack near the Kursk Bahnhof. Ju 87 Loss List
106 Behnke, Karl HeinzOfw4/Fl.ü,G.-1 SüdBf 110G-4 Werk # 5428 (dam 1/5/44)Pilot BadgePilot reported killed when his G-4 crashed at the Kitzingen airfield 5 January, 1944 due to a fuel shortage His unnamed R/O was uninjured.
107 Behrmann, MartinUffz39/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441764 "White 1" (dam 9/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 at Arnheim, buried Donsbrüggen, Grave 274 (Source: Karl Lusink). One known victory, a B-17 (HSS) SW of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944. Two B-17s W of Magdeburg on 12 September, 1944.
108 Beier, KarlHptm6/30/1919Plauen1/KG-3 (10/40), 5th Romanian KG (Kampfgeschwader), Stfkpt 10/JG-110 (2/45)Do 217, Ju 88, He 111H RK(12/6/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/15/42)
EP(10/4/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
450 combat missions as an Observer. Hoehler Bomber RK book & Kaiser RK book.
109 Beimel, KarlFw10/TG-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
110 Bender, Hans WilhelmOfw3/20/1916OberschefflenzII/KG-153 (39), 5/KG-3 (9/41)Ju 88A=-5 Werk # 4406 "5K + EN" (flak dam 7/27/41)
RK(9/8/41)

Wound Badge(7/27/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
WIA 27 July, 1941 when Soviet flak hit the cockpit, killing Obs Oblt Rudolf Guhl and R/O Ofw Karl Fischer. Bender, although wounded was able to make a successful wheels up landing at Orsha. 125 combat missions. Deceased 20 January, 1992, Mosbach.
111 Bender, KarlHptm1(F)/120Ju 88D-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 17 November, 1943; emergency landing during an operational flight at Norskehavet, Map Quadrant 06 East/1018, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Helmut Brückner, Observer; Uffz Engelhard Felke, R/O and Uffz Werner Pautke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
112 Bendert, Karl HeinzOblt9/9/1914Schwiebus, Schlesien55Stab II/JG-27 (9/41), 4/JG-27 (42 Libya), JGr Süd, Schuljagdgeschwader JGr-104 Instr., Stfkpt 5/JG-27 & 2/JG-104Bf 109E, F & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-6
RK(12/30/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)
EP(9/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
All victories in the West, 36 in No. Africa. 9 bombers. 610 combat missions. His first victory, a Blenheim north of Rotterdam, 12 May, 1940 while in 4.JG-27. His 2nd, also in 4/JG-27, a Morane 406 at Forte de Villers, 9 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 4th & 5th, both Spitfires, one at Rochester, the other over the Thames, on 3 September, 1940. A double Desert victory on 8 June, 1942; both Hurricanes over Bir Hacheim. His 46th victory, a P-47 S of Meppel on 11 January, 1944. His 47th, same day, a B-24 N of Leek. His 50th, a B-17 W of Coburg on 8 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories. Deceased 16 July, 1983 in Oldenburg. Photo
113 Bendig, KarlLt11/4/19155/NJG-3Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620948 "D5 + ?N" (lost 1/14/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945; his Ju 88 crashed at Barendrecht Holland, cause unknown. Buried Ysselsteyn, BW/6/148. (DeSwart & Rosseels)
114 Benkert, KarlLt4/KG-4He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
115 Benning, Karl (sic)Oblt1Stab/JG-52 (10/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-3 on 20 October, 1944.
116 Bensch, Karl HeinzFw11/10/1916Stralsund8/KG-2Do 17Z (lost 8/13/40)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch England. The Lw Loss Report states an "M.G." abbreviation, suggesting a wound, with an additional notation "am 25.10.41 gefallen" (DOW?). One other crewman, Fw Ekkehard Radlach (11/25/1916, Badenfurt), Pos unknown, also WIA, and treated at the Courtrai Hosp. An additional notation "am 3/3/43 vermisst". No mention of remaining crew. Source: LW Loss Report via Joe Potter.
117 Bente, Otto KarlFw212/JG-3 (2/44 Venlo), 9/JG-4 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410862 (lost 2/10/44), Fw 190D EK 2
Wound Badge in Silver
Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 crashed at Almelo Holland on 10 February, 1944 after combat with a P-47, pilot injured, an Uffz at the time (DeSwart & Eric Bakker). His first known victories, a MiG at Fürstenwalde and a P-47 at Jüterborg on 18 April, 1945. He was wounded in this encounter with this P-47, his third wound; his first was on 22 July, 1943. His Silver Wound Badge was issued 5 May, 1945 at the Reserve Lazarett in Bienenmühle.
118 Berben, Karl HeinzFw13/JG-27 (Africa)Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8385 "Yellow 3" (lost 9/1/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 September, 1942 near Imayd, during aerial combat with British fighters near Imayd. Mombeek. Known to have made a force landing between Fuka and Mersa Matruh on 27 June, 1942, although no combat occured, reason unknown. One known Desert victory, a Hurricane II of either RAF No. 33 or 213 Sq. in the Mukheisin area, southwest of El Hammam on 27 July, 1942. Alternate spelling: Berban.
119 Beresch, FranzLt7/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8536 "F1 + FR" (lost 11/23/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 23 November, 1941 when they failed to return from a mission in the area of Bologoye, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Saul, Obs; Ogefr Karl Brand (or Prand), R/O and Ogefr Max Gronthaler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
120 Berg, KarlFw25/JG-4 (9/44), 15/JG-4 (1/45)Fw 190A-8, Bf 109K-4 Werk# 331418 "Yellow 3" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 1 January, 1945; Operation Bodenplatte, after his strafing attack on Melsbroek airfield near Brussels. Shot down by either a P-47 or AA fire. Mombeek MIA List. No known grave. One known victory, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel on 27 September, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 NE of Alzey on 12 December, 1944.
121 Bergen, Karl FriedrichHptm Aufkl.Gr.-121 (9/39), Aufkl.Gr.Ob.d.L (4/41), 3(F)/Ob.d.L (to 6/43), Stfkpt 3(F)/Ob.d.L (6/43) Ju 88D-1, Do 215B-4 Werk # 0093 (dam 4/25/41), Ju 290A-5 Werk # 110177 "9V + DK" (lost 2/16/44) Observer Operational Clasp MIA 16 February, 1944 with his entire crew when they were sd into the Atlantic, west of Ireland. They were downed by two Grumman; Martlets of FAA 811 Sq., piloted by Lts E.S.Erikson & W.C.Dimes, flying off the escort carrier HMS Biter.Remaining crew: Oblt Kurt Baumgartner, Co-pilot; Lt Martin Glöckhofer (or Glöckelhofer or Glöcklhofer), Obs; Reg.Rat Candidate Werner Cordes; Lt Gottfried Beninde; Ofw Heinz Felleckner; Fw Heinz Schacht; Ofw Ludwig Ebner; Uffz Jakob Daniel; Ogefr Josef Neubauer and Ogefr Karl Zinke. Oblt Bergen was injured in an emergency landing at Belgrade-Semlin airfield, Yugoslavia, cause unknown. A passenger, believed to be his observer, a Hptm Artmann, was on the flight, his disposition unknown (D.Drury).
122 Berger, KarlFw7/KG-27He 111P-2 "1G + JR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1940 after crash landing his He 111 near Ingelmuster, no further detail. Source: A. Rosseels.
123 Bergermann, HansUffz36/JG-51 (3/43), 2/JG-51 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (wars end)Bf 109F(Trop) & G, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk# 680429(lost 7/18/44), Fw 190A-8 & Fw 190D-9 in JG-3
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds after his 3rd victory on 18 July, 1944. He bailed successfully. One known Desert victory, a P-40 20 km northwest of Maknassy on 20 March, 1943. A 2nd, a B-24 (e.v.) in the Oschersleben area on 7 July, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 SE of Kempten on 18 July, 1944. Pictured with Emil Daniel and Karl Pruett at wars end, and identified by the Puett.
124 Berghoff, KarlBomber unitHe 111 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA, aerial combat. Nordland Defense (41-44). Source: Wings Palette-Pilots
125 Bergmann, KarlLt113/JG-3 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9627 "Yellow 7" (lost 7/11/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 July, 1941 during aerial combat, returned with wounds. One known victory, his first, an I-153 in the S.U. on 22 June, 1941.
126 Bergmann, WilhelmOblt12/28/19219/KG-4 (6/42)He 111H-6 Werk # 7026 "5J + FT" (lost 6/14/42), He 111H-6 Werk # 7481 (lost 7/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA (KIA?) 27 July, 1942 during aerial combat with fighters. His Werk # 7481 made an emergency landingin the area of Pl.Qu.3917. Remaining crew (recovered from behind lines): Uffz Arno Werner (Co-Pilot); Ogefr Bernhard Brodatzki, R/O; and Uffz Walter Scholz, Flt Engr. The pilot believed responsible for their rescue may have been Lt Werner Utter. Earlier, on 14 June, 1942, Lt Bergmann was involved in a crash landing following AA fire at Luga, S of Lenningrad. Remaining crew: Stfkpt Hptm Karl Otto Hesse, Obs; Ogefr Bernhard Brodatzki, R/O; and Uffz Walter Scholz, Flt Engr. Three of the four known to survive the crash (D.Drury & DK-G Awards List). Oblt Bergmann declared deceased 21 May, 1970.
127 Berlin, WolfgangHptmStfkpt 6/KG-55 (3/41 Avord Fr.)He 111P-4A Werk # 2989 "G1 + CP" (lost 3/12/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 March, 1941; sd by a Hurricane of No. 96 Sq, piloted by Sgt Robin McNair during a raid on Liverpool. He was acting as observer on the ac piloted by Ofw Karl Single. See Single, Karl for further detail.
128 Berlinke, PaulOfw11/KG-30 (Aalborg West)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2432 "4D + GV" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 May, 1944, when on the return from maintenance work performed in Kastrup, he was intercepted by a Mosquito of RAF No. 613 Sq., piloted by Wing Cmdr John Braham and Navigator Don Walsh. Berlinke tried to run for cloud cover, but was unsuccessful, and shot down west of Roskilde Denmark in a fiery crash. His body was found in the wreckage. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Soldau (WIA), R/O, managed to bail safely. Gefr Werner Stark and Uffz Kurt Stephan both bailed, but were too low for their chutes to deploy. The three who perished were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 12 may, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
129 Berndt, Karl HeinzUffzIII/JG-26, 12/JG-26(Plantluenne)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330426 "Blue 30 + I" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW: Shot down 1 January, 1945 by Britih AA fire near the Waal River, after attacking Gilze-Rijen. He made a crash landing in his K-4 at Sint-Maartensdijk, Ravensoord Holland (DeSwart).
130 Berndt, Karl MartinUffz2/8/1914Griessenbach3(F)/31Do 17 Werk # Unk (lost 8/13/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 13 August, 1940 at Plancoet Fr., cause unknown. Also killed, Flg Hans Richter (geb 7/18/1920 Berlin). Flg Richter died of injuries on 27 August, 1940 at Saint Brieuc. No other crew named. Both are buried at Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem, Blk 11, Row 1, Flg Richter Gr 6; Uffz Berndt Gr 4 (absa3945).
131 Bernhard, KarlFw2(F)/123Bf 110 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 25 February, 1941 during a reconnaissance mission over the St Pauls Bay area of Malta. He and his R/O, both MIA, were probably shot down by Hurricanes. Wiki Luft data.
132 Bernhardt, KarlUffz24/JG-77 (6/43)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Sicilian campaign victory, his 1st, a B-17F on 25 June, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 8 km northeast of Gerbini on 5 July, 1943.
133 Bertram, HansOblt4/27/1918EssenGrp Adj I/JG-27 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6123 (lost 8/30/40), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3763 (lost 9/30/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 September, 1940 in aerial combat over Sussex. Crashed at Nettlefold Field, Nutley, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 18 (M.Croft). Shot down 30 August, 1940 over the Thames and his E-1 crashed into the Channel, pilot rescued. Brother to Otto and Karl of NJG-1.
134 Bertram, KarlUffz7/NJG-1Bf 110D Werk # 3356 (lost 10/28/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 October, 1940 when he crashed in Schleswig-Holstein, west of Kiel, following an engagement with a British bomber. A brother of Hans and Otto. His Gunner, Ofw Kurt Lorenz was also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List).
135 Bertram, Karl FriedrichHptm10Grp Adj I/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 12 May, 1942. His 2nd, an R-5 on 13 May, 1942. His 3rd, a MiG-1 NW of Molotowo on 19 May, 1942. His 4th on 26 May, 1942. His 5th, an R-5 on 3 June, 1942. His 6th, a LaGG-3 on 23 June, 1942. A 7th, may have been "unconfirmed", an Il-2 on 23 June, 1942. His 7th per OKL Claims, an Il-2 on 28 June, 1942. His 8th, an Il-2 on 2 July, 1942. His 9th & 10, both Bostons on 3 July, 1942.
136 Bertram, Otto 'Otsch'Maj4/30/1916Wilhelmshaven131.J/88 Legion Condor, 1/JG-2, Kdr III/JG-2 (repl. Mix), Kdr I/JG-105, Kdr I/JG-6 (5/45)Bf 109E-3 Werk # 677 "White 1" (dam 5/19/40; bent landing gear on landing at Cambrai), Bf 109F
RK(10/28/40)
Spanish Cross-Br
Croat.Pilot Wing

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Ftr. Oper.Clasp in Silver
Plus 8 victories in Spain. Channel pilot. About 100 combat missions. His first victory, a Curtiss Hawk at St Avold on 20 April, 1940. A 2nd, a Morane 406 at Bouillon, 10 km east of Sedan, 14 May, 1940, while in 1/JG-2. A 3rd & 4th, both Hurricanes at Cambrai on 19 May, 1940. A 5th, a Bloch 150 at Reims on 3 June, 1940. A 6th & 7th, a Spitfire at New Romney and another at Eastchurch on 2 September, 1940. An 8th & 9th, both Hurricanes at Folkestone/London on 4 September, 1940. Nos.9 & 10, both Spitfires S of Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 11th, a Hurricane SW of Dover on 6 September, 1940. His last two, Nos.12 & 13, both Blenheims 20 km N of Le Harve on 9 October, 1940. Removed from action as a "last son" after brothers Hans and Karl, both fighter pilots, had died over England. He was used in staff and instructor capacities to the end of the war. Kdr I/JG-105 in February, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 29 victories including 9 in Spain. Deceased 8 February, 1987.
137 Besebeck, KarlFwII/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 2135 "??" (lost 11/9/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with two other unnamed crew 9 November, 1940; collided with Ju 88 Wk# 2201 (crew unknown; two were killed, ac destroyed) at Orly, one other crew injured (Ju 88 Loss List).
138 Besen, KarlOfhr1/31/1923Erg/JG-2, 10/JG-2 (3/45 Ettinghausen)Fw 190A, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600770 (10% dam; emerg land 2/28/45), Fw 190D-9 (lost 3/23/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Uninjured 23 March, 1945 after being hit by flak and making a force landing at Astheim. Shot down with wounds 28 February, 1945 near Bad Nauheim. Survived the war. Deceased 15 June, 1997. Jager Blatt article.
139 Betz, KarlUffz10/JG-6Bf 109G-10 Werk # 490719 "Black 12" (lost 1/1/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 1 January, 1945 during the attack on Volkel airfield in Holland. He crashed his G-10 at Dorshout, northwest of Veghel Holland (DeSwart). Added: He was sd by a Spitfire of No.401 Sq., buried Ysselsteyn AV-2-30 Manho/Pulz publ.).
140 Beuker, Friedrich "Fritz"Ofw4/19/1913Wilsum4(F)/122 (Channel) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0404 "F6 + BM" (lost 3/8/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA with his Observer Lt Gustav Neumann and two other unnamed crew, crashing off Skegness 8 March, 1941 after being attacked by Spitfires of No. 266 Sq (P/O Frederick P. Ferris (KIA) & Sgt John Edward van Schaick). Source: Ju 88 Loss List. Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Gustav Neumann, Obs; Uffz Alfons Schuler, R/O and Uffz Karl Lessmöllmann, Flt Engr. With the exception of Uffz Lessmöllmann, the deceased are commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial. Uffz Lessmöllmann is buried in Great Bircham (St.Mary Churchyard, Blk 2, Row 1, Gr 3. His body was recovered 27 April, 1941 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Benker.
141 Beultzingslöwen, Karl vonUffz5(F)/123 (Channel)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14774 "Black 1 + -" (lost 6/27/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 27 June, 1943, cause and location not reported.
142 Beyer, RudolfOfhrIV(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B-2 Werk # 5729 (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 12 January, 1942: crashed after takeoff near Lade Norway. His R/O, Uffz Karl Heinz Korsinek, was injured. Source: SIG Norway.
143 Beyschlag, KarlMajJG-53 (7/41 Tyranowka S.U.; 4/42 Comiso)Bf 109F-2, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) at Comiso
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 7 March, 1942; "accident" crashing in a Do 17Z, Werk # 3309 "BB + NQ" (lost) 30 km south of Neapel. He was not listed as a passenger, as were Oblt Wilhelm Trachte and Ogefr Alfred Meng, also killed. Pictured in the JG-53 Chronicles by Jochen Prien
144 Biberger, RudolfOblt12/8/1921Nausham, Niederbayern8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% Dam)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report mentions a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.15. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Helmut Meyer, geb 10/27/1921, Co-pilot; Lt Karl Markert, geb 3/3/1910, R/O; Uffz Erich Pfeifer, geb 2/21/1922, R/O; Uffz Fredo Max Sander, geb 8/6/1920, R/O and Uffz Heinz Neubauer, geb 10/1/1922, Mech. Source: B.Bines. Added: Flyvrak Norway reports their wingtip struck the ground during a low level pass, causing the crash. All deceased said to be buried in Havstein Cem. and two survived, Ogefr's Horst Telemann and Walter Küster. See Karl Markert for more detail.
145 Bibra, Ernst Fhr vonMaj9/23/1910AachenII(K)/LG-1 (6/39), Stfkpt 7/KG-51 ('40), Kdr III/KG-51 (11/41 - 2/43 S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 885502 "9K + AA" (15% dam 8/23/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3777 "??" (lost 2/15/43)
RK(12/23/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 February, 1943; crashed near Slawjansk, in the Donez River area, Russia, no further detail. Crash landed his Wk# 885502 on 23 August, 1942, after being hit by flak in Map Quadrant 3135. Two of his crew were injured. Oblt Werner Poppenburg landed behind enemy line and picked up Bibra and crew. Added: Remaining crew (injured 8/23/42): Ogefr Günther Heyde, Obs & Ogefr Walter Repinski, R/O. Remaining crew (KIA 2/15/43): Lt Karl Mayrhofer, Obs; Fw Robert Meyer, R/O and Uffz Phillip Alleborn, Gnr (Luft & Allied Air Forces Discussion Forum).
146 Bickelmann, KarlOfw4/JG-77 (Kastornoje S.U.)Bf 109F-4 "White 3 + -" (8/42)Fighter Operational ClaspSource: Bf 109 Loss List
147 Biedermann, GottfriedUffz1/KG-6Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180441 "3E + DH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Georg Malek, Observer; Uffz Walter Zeiner, R/O; Fw Karl Hartmaier, Gunner and Gefr Franz Hense, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
148 Bieger, OttoOblt7/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 7024 "4D + AR" (lost 10/3/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 3 October, 1940; His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea by Schouwen Holland due to engine failure. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Karl Heilmeier, Gefr Dietrich Bauer and Gefr Johann Herndeck. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
149 Biehlolawek, KarlUffz112/JG-2Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 15 km NW of Evreux on 6 June, 1944.
150 Bieker, KarlGefr7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3578 (lost 9/6/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 6 September, 1940 in aerial combat with a Spitfire over the Channel, S of London.
151 Bielohlawek, KarlUffz23/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 SW of Verdun on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a Spitfire 45 km NW of Cassino on 18 March, 1944.
152 Bieräugel, RobertUffz12/25/1919Kiel5/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332351 "V4 + CN" (lost 7/28/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 July, 1944; shot down by enemy fighters southwest of Eleja Latvia. Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Karl Winkler, geb 10/18/1921, Obs; Ogefr Karl Kerlicsek, geb 3/20/1922, R/O; Uffz Josef Zopf, geb 1/16/1920, Wart; Ogefr Hermann, Hartmann, geb 8/27/1920, Gunner and Uffz Raumund Nitsch, geb 11/25/1920, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
153 Bierkamp, KarlUffzII/JG-26 (joins 11/43), 8/JG-26Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470045 "Blue 2" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 30 January, 1944 in his "Blue 2" during aerial combat with a P-47 over the Zuider Zee. A machine gun shell hit his drop tank, which blew up, killing Bierkamp. His AC crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland (DeSwart).
154 Biermann, KarlOblt8/31/19201Ln.Kp./Schl.G-1 (11/43), Act Kdr II/SG-2 (to 1/44), 4/SG-2 (9/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-3 EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 22 September, 1944 (OKL & LOCS).
155 Binder, KarlFwFlugzeug Führer Schule B-34 (FFS B-34) (Kastrup)Ju 88A-12 Werk # 397 (70% damaged)Bomber Operational ClaspInjured in a training crash on 26 November, 1943 at the Kastrup airfield when the AC overturned on landing, no cause given. Remaining crew: Fw Alfred Polack, R/O (KIC) and Co-pilot Uffz Karl Porath, injured. Polack was buried in the Kobenhavn Bispebjerg Cemetery on 30 November, 1943, and transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
156 Bindzus, ErichOfw12/6/1912RendsburgI/ZG-1 (France) Ju 88C-6 Werk # 750707 "2N + ??" (90% dam 11/23/43) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIFA with unnamed crew 23 November, 1943; collided with another C-6, Werk # 360404, piloted by Lt Otto Lusser (KIC w/crew), near Lorient (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (all bur Pornichet Cem, Blk 9, Row 36): Fw Karl Weegmann (geb 4/14/1919 Sulzfeld, Gr 1172) and Ogefr Walter Bierkardt (geb 3/4/1912 Büssum, Gr 1176). Pilot Ofw Bindzus buried Blk 9, Row 36, Gr 1171 (absa3945).
157 Birkenwirth, Karl Ogefr19/ZG-26Bf 110C EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hawk-75A on 22 May, 1940, no location.
158 Bischoff, OttoOblt9/24/1915Essen6/KG-77 (2/40), SKG-210 (4/41), Stfkpt 4/KG-77 (Med)Do 17 in 39, Bf 110 in SKG-210, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4559 "3Z + JM" (lost 4/2/42)
RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/15/41)
EP(Winter 1940/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 2 April, 1942 over the sea off Malta, believed to have been sd by a British night fighter. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofw Karl Eppensteiner, Obs; Uffz Wilhelm Kruse, R/O and Ofw Josef Schmidt, Gnr. 225+ combat missions. Alternate spelling: Bischof.
159 Bittner, Karl HeinzLt17/ZG-26 (4/41), 8/ZG-26 (6/42 Africa)Bf 110C, Bf 110F-2 Werk # 4548 "3U + US" (lost 6/1/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 1 June, 1942 after taking a direct hit from AA fire during a low level attack west of Tobruck. His gunner, Uffz Zitzmann was also killed. One known victory, a Hurricane in the Desert on 14 April, 1941 (Perry Claims).
160 Bittorf, Karl HeinzUffz13/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165271 "Blue 5" (lost 6/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 June, 1944 10-15km south of Caen, cause unknown.
161 Blaha, KarlUffz41/JGr Süd (8/43), Stab/JG-11 (11/43; 4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109G-5, Bf 109G-6/J Werk # 20017 (lost 4/15/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 April, 1944 during aerial combat, crashing at Harpstedt, Krs. Vechta (Wiegels). One known victory, a B-17 30 km SE of Würzburg on 17 August, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 in the Loppersum area on 26 November, 1943. His 4th, a B-17 at Schwanewede/Bremen on 29 March, 1944.
162 Blankenfuland, BernhardUffz3/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # Unk "B3 +?L" (lost 5/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed 5km NW of Hulst Holland on 11 May, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added:Pilot uninjured in the crash & POW. Remaining crew: Oblt Karl Brand, Obs (WIA/POW); Gefr Hugo Boegel, R/O (uninj/POW) and Fw Willy Wosczyna, Mech (KIA aft bailing; geb 12/3/13 Gleiwitz, bur Yssel Blk AZ, Row 2, Gr 28). Source: M. de Wolf. Additional: The ac was reportedly sd by the Dutch 114th AA Btty over Gorinchem, crashing at Arkelpolder, a short way to the north (of Hulst?) (D.Drury).
163 Blase, KarlFw8/27/1920Münster10(Jabo)/JG-2Fw 190A-4 Werk# 145680 "Blue 7" (lost 1/26/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/23/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 January, 1943; Jabo raid over Start Point (South Devon); crashed into the sea after being attacked by a Typhoon of No. 266 Sq., piloted by F/O Clive Bell. Mombeek MIA List & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Blaase.
164 Bleckl, Karl 'Charly'Hptm9/26/1919Vienna, Austria EJG-3, E.StG.-1 (Test Unit), III/St.G.-1, Stfkpt 7/St.G.-1, Stfkpt SG-101, III/SG-4 (2/45), Kdr SG-4 Ju 87D, Fw 190F-8 Werk # 961161 (90% dam 2/45)
RK(11/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber w/Pend.& Assault Operational Clasps
Injured in a takeoff accident on 9 February, 1945 when he struck an obstruction at Rosenborn airfield. 48 Tanks, etc. 950 missions including 200 with the Fw 190. Shot down four times. Deceased 26 March, 2013 Neufeld, Austria.
165 Bleckmann, Karl GüntherMaj11/30/1914Bochum33Recon Pilot, 6/Sch.G-1 (8/43 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/SG-2 (10/43 S.U.), Act. Kdr II/SG-2Fw 189A, Fw 190A, Fw 190F-8
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/7/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 June, 1944 when his AC caught fire on the return from a mission. He was killed in the ensuing crash in Stanitza Romania. Flew escort for dive bombers. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-5 5 km SW of Boromlya on 17 August, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 26 October, 1943. An Il-2 on 29 October, 1943. Two Il-5s on 6 November, 1943. An Il-5 near Vassilyevka on 22 November, 1943. An Il-5 on 29 November, 1943. A P-39 on 30 November, 1943. A P-39 on 17 December, 1943. A P-39 on 12 January, 1944. Two Il-5s on 13 January, 1944. An Il-2 on 16 January, 1944. An Il-5 on 26 January, 1944. Two P-39s on 28 January, 1944. A P-39 on 7 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 12 February, 1944. A P-39 on 15 February, 1944. A Yak-9 on 21 February, 1944. Nos. 22 & 23, A P-39 and a Yak-9 on 25 February, 1944. A 24th, an Il-5 on 1 March, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 May, 1944. Three P-39s and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 May, 1944. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 3 June, 1944.
166 Bleichert, HeinrichOfwStab I/KG-40Fw 200C-3 Werk # 0069, "F8 + BB" (lost 7/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 23 July, 1941 west Ireland (54°/13°35W). (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: sd by a Hudson of RAF No. 233 Sq., piloted by P/O Down. Pilot Bleichert POW. Remaining crew: Ofw Josef Raczak, Co-P (POW); Fw Karl Übelhofer, R/O (POW); Gefr Josef Weid (2nd R/O (POW); Ofw Heinrich Grube, Flt Engr (POW); Ogefr Anton Rogenhofer, Gnr (POW) and Reg Rat August Dollinger (KIA). Dollinger believed buried with the ac, the remaining crew rescued by HMS Begonia (D. Drury).
167 Bliesener, FritzOblt1/24/1920Stettin5/KG-55 (1/40), II/KG-51 (11/41), Grp Adj KG-55 (11/42)He 111H-8 Werk # 3930 "G1 + BN" (lost 6/18/41), Bf 108D-1 Werk # 3081 "G1 + YA" (lost 11/25/42)
RK(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 25 November, 1942; inadvertently struck the ground near Morozovskaya airfield, killing Lt Albert Betz and Fw Erich Hasselberg. He and Obs Uffz Wolfgang Specht bailed safely from their He 111 on 18 June, 1941 after being sd by enemy fighters near Lvov. Remaing crew (KIA): Fw Herbert Rudolph, R/O; Gefr Hubert Becke, Flt Engr and Sonderführer Karl Elend, Acting Gnr, were killed in the crash
168 Blieweis, KarlLt14(Eis)/KG-27He 111H-16
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
169 Blohm, Karl HeinzOfhr5/22/1925Rendeburg6/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332474 "V4 + Lp" (lost 6/27/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 27 June, 1944 during an operational flight attempting to make a forced landing at Baranowitsche airfield due to a fuel problem (Tainted?). At 40 meters high, two more engines failed, and the AC crashed. Remaining crew: Uffz Ernst Zimmermann, geb 8/9/1921 (KIA), Obs; Uffz Walter Göring, geb 2/9/1920, (WIA), R/O; Uffz Heinz Wittmer, geb 5/11/1921, (KIA), Wart; Ogefr Rudolf Vollmer, geb 5/15/1922, (WIA), Gunner and Ogefr Gerhard Ciupka, geb 6/7/1922, (WIA), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
170 Blume, KarlLt3/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140217 "L1 + WL" (lost 6/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 June, 1942 at Fort Hacheim, cause unknown, three other unnamed crew MIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
171 Blume, SiegfriedUffz5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6830 "1H + DN" (lost 5/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1940; after an attack on shipping at Narvik, the ac made a successful force landing on the frozen Lake Sitasjaure (Sweden?), close to the Norwegian border, no cause reported. They were captured by Allied forces and sent to POW camps in Canada. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Grube, Obs; Uffz Helmut Bennighof, R/O and Uffz Wrrner Wamser, Mech (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The He 111 was attacked by three Skuas of FAA 800 Sq., flying off HMS Ark Royal, piloted by Lt E.G.D.Finch-Noyes and Midshipmen L.Gallagher and D.Martin (D.Drury).
172 Bober, HelmuthUffz9/5/1922Neuköln, Berlin5/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332146 (lost 6/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 June, 1944; two aircraft collided as a result of propeller gust. The other AC was flown by Lt Rudolf Beinhardt, however there was no AC identification data on the crash report. Reamining crew: Uffz Hans Tretscher, geb 9/28. 1920 (KIFA), Obs; Ogefr Karl H. Stellmacher, geb 3/22/1922, KIFA, R/O; Fw Emeran Trauenecker, geb 11/20 1914, (WIFA), Wart; Ogefr Günter Plasczymonka, geb 10/23/1919, (WIFA), Gunner and Gefr Heinz Siegemund, geb 9/9/1924, (KIFA), Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
173 Böcher, Karl HeinzOfw10/JG-26, 5/JG-26 (Channel 6/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 2415 "White 15" (lost 6/13/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in "White 15" on 13 June, 1943 by a P-47 flown by Col. Hubert Zemke, 56th FG, near Veurne Belgium, near the Normandy coastline. Alternate spelling; Bocher.
174 Bock, KarlLt11/1/1912Düsseldorf4/NJG-1 Do 215B-5 Werk # 0039 "G9 + VM" (lost 10/26/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His ac reported lost 26 October, 1941, 6km E of Anna Paulowna Holland (aan Amstelmeer/ into the Amstelmeer), cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry. Added: He is reported to have bailed, but also noted as buried at Leeuwarden (LOCS). The pilot failed to survive his bailing, and is buried at Ysselsteyn, AR/7/174. Two remaining crew did survive, namely Ofw Böttger, R/O and Ogefr Linz, Flt Mech (D.Drury).
175 Bock, Karl HeinzOblt10/17/19176/KG-26 (3/41)He 111H-6 Werk # 4433 "1H + EP" (lost 1/26/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/17/41), Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with his entire crew, 26 January, 1942, when his ac crashed into the sea N of Heraklion, Crete, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIA, buried Ger War Cem. at Maleme, Chania, Crete, Blk 1): Ofw Herbert Schütz, Obs (Gr 387); Uffz Horst Brückner, R/O (Gr 386); Fw Hans Katen, Flt Engr (Gr 389) and Gefr Willi Wittich, Gnr (Gr 390). Pilot Oblt Bock buried in Grave 388 (D.Drury). One of two AC sent to attack shipping west of Crete on 19 March, 1941.
176 Bock, Karl HeinzUffz7/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6294 "White 2 + I" (lost 9/17/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 17 September, 1940 after his AC developed engine trouble while on a mission over England. Crashed his "White 2" at Broomhill Farm, Rye England. POW interned in Canada.
177 Böcker, KarlUffz2/Ku.Fl.Gr.-906Bv 138A-1 Werk # 0386 "8L + HK" (lost 11/18/40)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 18 November, 1940; lost at sea while patroling near Ireland, cause unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt.z.S. Karl Claus, Obs; Uffz August Gross, R/O; Uffz Karl Jenal, Mech and Uffz Paul Gems, Mech (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Böker.
178 Bode, KarlUffz4/KG-54 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140180 "B3 + HM" (lost 9/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with unnamed crew 22 September, 1942; mid-air collision near Jurelo with Ju 88A-4 Wk# 144057. piloted by Ofw Werner Velser (KIC w/crew) (Ju 88 Loss List).
179 Bödecker, KarlLt4/21/1915Wunstorf Wekusta 5 (Sola 2/42, Banak 5/42), Wekusta 6 (9/43) Ju 88D-1, He 111H-3 Werk # 6930 "1B + AH" (60% dam 2/9/42), He 111H-6 Werk # 4909 "1B + OH" (lost 5/18/42, tech failure at Bansö, pilot safe), Ju 88D-1 Werk # Unk (lost 11/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Meteorological Operational Clasp
Alternate spelling: Böddecker. Pilot safe 9 February, 1942 after his ac damaged by British fighters, crashed at the Herdla airfield. No mention of crew disposition (Wekusta Loss List & DK-G Awards List). Uninjured 18 May, 1942 in an accident at Svalbard (LOCS). Added: KIC 23 November, 1944; crashed at the Oslo-Fornebu, cause unknown. Burial War Cem at Oslo-Alfaset, Norway, Blk B, Row 5, Grave 40 (D.Drury).
180 Bodek, KarlFw3/JG-102 (Aalborg West)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163716 "KL + FD" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 18 October, 1944 when on a training exercise, he collided with another Bf 109 noth of Aalborg West airfield, and lost his tail assembly. He managed to bail but his chute failed to deploy properly, and he fell to his death. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cwmetery on 21 October, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
181 Boes, KarlOfwNSGr unitJu 88D-5
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
182 Böhm-Tettelbach, KarlObstlt1/22/1910Portland, Oregon10Stfkpt 1/JG-234 (38), Stfkpt 7/234 (6/38), III/ZG-142 (8/38), Kdr ZG-26 (8/43-2/44) Bf 109B, Bf 110G-2 Werk # Unk (dam 1/11/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp
WIA 11 January, 1944; force landed in the vicinity of Rollhausen, near Gottingen, after combat with American bombers (LOCS). One known victory, a B-17 at Liebernau, by Nienburg, on 8 October, 1943. Another, a B-17 at Schleswig on 9 October, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 S of Rheine on 10 October, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 at Perenfeld, 8 km NW of Syke on 29 November, 1943. Victory count may be higher (Magnus). Bowers/Lednicer, 40 victories. Alternate spelling: Boehm-Tettelbach.
183 Böhm, GerhardOblt10/25/1912Cosel9/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5245 "9K + GT" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA at Tarnopol with unnamed crew 22 June, 1941, cause unknown Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crashed 1km NW of Worona, where all four are buried (LOCS & 12 O'clock Forum). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Karl Heinz Arens, Obs; Uffz Franz Lykar, R/O and Gefr Ernst Alois Bobinger, Gnr. The four deceased are believed buried at Ivano Ukraine (formerly Stanislau) (D.Drury).
184 Böhm, KarlUffzErla Werke Ind. Staffel, AntwerpBf 109G-2 Werk # 13582 (dam.)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 20 July, 1944 during a takeoff accident from the Antwerp (Deurne) airfield, cause not given. Source: A. Rosseels.
185 Böhmke, KarlOgefr9/JG-3 (Pitomnik FP 9/42-1/43) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13113 (70% dam 10/6/42) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a takeoff accident at Pitomnik on 6 October, 1942. Added: The VDK lists only two named Karl Heinz Böhmke; one died in 1940. The other, born 31 December, 1918 at Altenessen, died 24 November, 1943, place not listed. He is buried in a single grave at Wuppertal-Vohwinkel-Katholischer Friedhof (D.Drury). One can only speculate that this is the same man at Pitomnik airfield in October, 1942. In November, 1943, 9/JG-3 was stationed in Bad Wörishofen, Unter Allgau (Bavaria), south of Wuppertal. Seems feasible, but needs verification (TK).
186 Bokel, Karl HeinzUffz2/JG-52Bf 109E-1 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 26 August, 1940 when he was shot down over Ramsgate during an escort mission to Portsmouth. Source: Wings to Victory.
187 Boll, KarlFw2/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk# 160397 "Red 11" (lost 11/28/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 28 November, 1943; Unknown reason, south of Termoli-Biferno. Mombeek MIA List.
188 Bolte, JohannFw8/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "A1 + ES" (lost 7/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 July, 1940 after his ac was sd over the sea by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq., piloted by P/O Kenneth Manger & Sgt Glyn Griffiths. The ac crashed into the sea near Aldeburgh Light, off the coast of Suffolk. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Wittwitz, Obs (KIA, bur CC/1/2/69); Fw Karl Hartmann, R/O (WIA/POW); Gefr Helmut Tonn, Gnr (KIA, bur at sea) and Gefr Eugen Wagner, Gnr (MIA, believed KIA) (D.Drury).
189 Bolte, KarlLt612/JG-3 (8/43), 1/JG-27Bf 109F & GEP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 20 April, 1944. Magnus. His first victory, a B-24 over southern Italy, 16 August, 1943. His 2nd, a B-24D over southern Italy, 3 September, 1943. His 3rd, a B-17 S of Zirnsee on 6 March, 1944. His 4th, a B-17 20 km NE of Magdeburg on 8 March, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 (HSS) S of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944.
190 Bolz, FritzUffz10/14/19147/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2632 "A1 + GR" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 September, 1940 after his ac was sd by a number of fighters, and crashed into the sea off the Nore, a sandbank near the mouth of the Thames Estuary. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Bickl, Uffz Rosenberger, Gefr Haack (or Haak) and Fw Hermann Bohn, Gnr (washed ashore 10/3/40, bur CC/1/11/415 (D.Drury).
191 Böning, RobertLt1/22/19248/NJG-1 (Nellingen)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3175 "2Z + DY" (Lost 8/22/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC during a training flight 22 August, 1943; crashed at Neuhausen due to a technical fault, buried Weimar Ehrenfeld. Remaining crew: R/O Gefr Gerhard Stenke (bailed w/injuries) and Gnr Oblt Karl Irl (KIC).
192 Bonk, KarlFw8/KG-77 (Malta)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6579 "3Z + FS" (lost 7/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew near Kirkop 20 July, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
193 Boock, Karl HeinzOgefr17/ZG-26Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Spitfire on 2 September, 1940, no location.
194 Bopp, KarlLt1/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 140131 "B3 + PH" (lost 5/13/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Algier harbor 13 May, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
195 Borges, KarlOblt3/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5378 U5 + CL" (lost 5/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 May, 1942: failed to return from an operation off Cromer, Norfolk. They were possibly the victims of Spitfires of No.412 Sq. over Great Yarmouth. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Erhard Fischer, Obs; Uffz Karl Trappe, R/O and Uffz Karl Dörfler, Flt Engr.. No known graves (D.Drury).
196 Born, KarlUffz9/23/1918Benndorf57/JG-27 (7/40 Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1617 (lost 9/9/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Romans Gate Cottage, Rudgwick, Sussex. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 1, Gr 26 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Blenheim S of Portland on 25 July, 1940. His 2nd and 3rd, both Hurricanes S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane S of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Ford on 18 August, 1940. Magnus.
197 Born, KarlHptm12/8/19109 Seenot Staffel/Seenotgruppe 81 (Air Sea Rescue)He 59, Do 24T (Flying Boat)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspAuthored a book entitled "Rettung zwischen den Fronten". Deceased 1 April, 2004. Jager Blatt article 1/2002.
198 Bornemann, Karl-HeinzUffz53/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 2/JG-54 (9/41), 3/JG-54 (11/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk# 6692 "Blk ?", Bf 109F-2 Wk# 12919 "SF+SW" "Yel?" (lost 11/30/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1941 in Werk# 12919 near an airfield referanced as "1188". Had been wounded and returned Werk# 6692 to the Siwerskaja airfield S.U. on 27 September, 1941, with 50% damage. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 25 June, 1941. A 2nd, a SB-3 on 7 July, 1941. A double victory on 11 August, 1941; a Pe-2 and a SB-2. A 5th, a DC-3 on 19 November, 1941. Alternate spelling: Bernemann.
199 Börner, KarlUffz19/JG-26Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5408 "Yellow 8" (lost) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 21 August, 1942 when his A-2 experienced engine failure and he crashed at Moorsele, injuring himself. One known victory, his 1st, a Defiant north of Dunkirk on 25 July, 1942.
200 Borris, KarlMaj3/3/1916Heinsdorf, Brandenburg435/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (8/41), Stfkpt 8/JG-26 (5/43), Kdr I/JG-26 (6/43)Bf 109E-3 Werk # unk (lost 5/13/40) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-0 "Blk 1", Fw 190A-2 Wk # 20216 "Blk 7 + I + I"(3/42), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7326 "Black 19 + I" (lost 5/14/43)
RK(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/21/42)
EP(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2 Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 13 May, 1940 in his E-3 in aerial combat with a Defiant, crashing 2e Dwarsweg, at Numansdorp, near Dordrecht. 4 bombers. One known victory, a B-17 on 4 April, 1943, of the 305BG, 366BS flown by Lt Harold P. Neill. Two were killed, the rest were POWs. Shot down 14 May, 1943, in Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7326 "Black 19"; he was fortunate to survive bailing out when his chute failed to open properly. Another victory, a B-17 # 42-30389 "Dear Mom" of 94BG, 331BS, crashing at Lummen, Be. with the loss of six crew. His 30th, a Spitfire E of Furnes on 19 September, 1943. A P-51 at Recklinhausen on 23 September, 1944. All victories in the West. His first victory, a Hurricane northwest of Dunkirk, 1 June, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk on 2 June, 1940. Nos.3 & 4, both Hurricanes at Maidstone on 13 August, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane 30 km NW of Folkestone on 6 September, 1940. His 43rd, and last victory, a Spitfire at Ibbenbüren on 14 January, 1945. One of very few Pre-war pilots to survive the war! Borris was the only pilot to serve in JG-26 from 1939 to VE day in 1945. Flew Fw 190D-9s in 1945. Deceased 18 August, 1981.


June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert


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