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901 Keitel, Hans Karl Oblt1/12/19158Stab I/JG-77 (5/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-77 (9/40), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (11/40), Kdr IV/JG-51 (2/41)Bf 109E-4/B "<<+" (lost 2/26/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 February, 1941 during aerial combat with a Spitfire southeast of Dungeness, and crashed into the Channel. His command of IV Gruppe lasted about one week. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 4 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 15 September, 1940. His 6th (as reported by OKL), a Spitfire in the London area on 30 October, 1940. His 7th, per OKL, a Hurricane NW of Dunkirk on 10 February, 1941. His 8th, a Hurricane S of Dover on 26 February, 1941. Alternate spelling: Keittel.
902 Kellmann, KarlFw6/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 784783 "Red 10" (lost 1/14/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 January, 1945 during aerial combat NW of St Tönis (Bf 109 Loss List).
903 Kembüchler, HelmutOfw2(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430147 "F6 + BK" (lost 12/19/42)EP (1/18/43)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
MIA with his Observer Oblt Karl von Bary and two other unnamed crew at Kairouan-Sbeifla-Haidra, Tunisia, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
904 Kempf, Karl HeinzLt2/2/1920Niederwihl, Baden652/JG-21(5/40), 9/JG-54(40), 7/JG-54(41-2 in S.U.), 11/JG-54(5/43),11/JG-26(12/43 Reich Def), 9& 2/JG-26Bf 109E "White 11" Werk# 972 (20%) 9/54, Bf 109F-2 "White 3 & White 5", Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13143 (White 9" (force land 6/11/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440012 Yellow 9 + I" (lost 12/22/43), Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 9" w/ JG-26(444), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171739 "Black 9" (lost 9/3/44)
RK(2/4/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)
EP(8/7/41)

EK 1 & 2
Gldr Bdg
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 September, 1944 w 2/JG-26 during a disastrous transfer flight takeoff in A-8 Wk# 171739 "Blk 9" near Bael Belgium. He was surprised by P-51s of the American 55th FG, 38FS as he was taking off. Buried Waldshut-Tiengen Bergfriedhof, Grave Q-1 (Rosseels). 445 missions. 2 bombers. 16 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Brussels, 12 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire near Ashford on 5 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire on 9 September, 1940, no location. His 5th, a Hurricane in the London area on 14 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. Four SB-2s on 26 June, 1941. Five I-18s on 17 September, 1941. A triple victory on 25 May, 1942; two P-40s and a Yak-1. On 11 June, 1942 Karls 109F-4 Werk# 13154 was destroyed in combat 15 km north of Nowgorod, S.U.. Also known to have flown F-2 Wk# 8228 "White 3" in 7/JG-54. Shot down with wounds 22 December, 1943 by B-17 return fire at Ems-Weser Canal in Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440012 "Yellow 9". His 60th victory, a P-47 S of Meulan-les-Mureaux on 7 June, 1944. His 62nd, a P-51 at Maule, W of Paris on 21 June, 1944. Shot down at least 5 times. Eight victories in JG-26. Photo
905 Kennel, KarlMaj1/17/1914Pirmasens, Pfalz34I /ZG-76 (39), II/ZG-2 (40) Stfkpt 5/Sch.G-1 (10/42), Kdr I/SG-152 (10/43), Kdr II/SG-2 (7/44)Bf 110, Me 210, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171189 "<< + -" 8 May, 1945 in SG-2
RK(9/19/43)
EL(11/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/16/42)
EP(9/9/41)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Close support and fighter cover missions. 957 missions. 3 victories in the West, all others in the Soviet Union. One known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 6 August, 1944, while Kdr of II/SG-2. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 22 September, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 on 23 September, 1944. His last mission was flown on the morning of 8 May, 1945. Surrendered at Kitzingen. Bowers/Lednicer, 34 victories.

906 Kennel, KarlLtI/NJG-4Bf 110, Do 217
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
907 Kereck, KarlUffzIII/SG-10Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586375 (lost 2/21/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 21 February, 1945, cause and location unknown.
908 Kern, Charles F. "Karl"Lt1/3/1924Strasbourg, Alsace, France1 HJ Flieger, 1/NJG-101, 2/NJG-4 (9/43 to wars end) Bf 110, Ju 88R-2 Werk # 751167 "3C + KK" (lost 6/17/44)
EK 1 & 2
HJ Glider Badge
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds (2nd degree burns to his face) the night of 16/17 June, 1944, during aerial combat with a Mosquito near Laon-Athies. With his right engine out, he attempted an emergency landing, but the Mosquito foiled his attempt. The remaining crew were killed in the crash. He was a post-war POW, being released on 19 January, 1946. Returning to France, he served 5 years of hard labor and 10 years prohibition from residence in Alsace. After his Youth assignment, he joined the Luftwaffe in late 1941. He flew his first operational sortie on 3 January, 1944. One known victory, a B-24 of the 801st BG, 406BS, piloted by Lt Ernest B.Fitzpatrick, on 30 May, 1944, during Operation "Quarion". Flugbuch. Pictured in the Neulen book on Axis Volunteer pilots in the Luftwaffe. His Given name, Charles F. Kern. Survived the war, deceased 10 June, 2013 (Philippe Bastin & LOCS). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Ogefr Johannes Langewald and Ogefr Werner Klix (KIA, buried German War Cem. at Fort-de-Malmaison, among the Unknowns (D.Drury).
909 Kern, KarlHptm6/KG-6 (4/43 Deelen) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144564 "3E + KP" (lost 4/3/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with one other unnamed crew 3 April, 1943. His Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea 25 km west of Westkapelle Holland, cause unknown, two other crew KIA (DeSwart & Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Shot down by a Vorposten Boat 1303. Also MIA, Ogefr H.Kark. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Johann Untermoser (geb 1/22/1916, whose body washed ashore near Westkapelle) and Ogefr Harald Wilms (geb 6/26/1923). Both were 1st buried at Vlissingen, then re-buried in 1948 at Ysselsteyn; Uffz Untermoser Grave BB-8-177 and Ogefr Wilms Grave BB-8-185 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
910 Kern, KarlOfw5/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
911 Kern, KarlOfw1/JG-77 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 165029 "White 7" (dam 5/29/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 south of Lago Bracciano (Bf 109 Loss List).
912 Kern, Karl HeinzUffz10/21/1920JG-26 (joins 10/1/41), 4/JG-26Fw 190A-1 Werk # 0110021 "SB + KV" (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 8 November, 1941 in aerial combat over Dunkirk/Vlamerthinge with a Spitfire. While attempting to crash land, he hit a telegraph pole and was killed. It was his first combat mission. Buried Lommel, Block 38/460 (Rosseels).
913 Kess, KarlUffz3/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 550223 "4D + LL" (lost 9/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in the Gulf of Neapol 10 September, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
914 Kessel, KarlObstlt6/1/1912Mülheim1/KG-2, Kdr IV/KG-2 (3/41), Kdr I/KG-2 (5/43), Kdr KG-2 (2/44)Do 17Z to 11/41, Do 217 E & K as Kdr KG-2
RK(1/24/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/43)
EP( 6/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
Battle of Britain pilot. 269 combat missions. Retired Bundeswehr General. Deceased 24 August, 1997, Bonn.
915 Kesselborn, AntonUffz4/18/191912/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0331 "3Z + HW" (lost 5/4/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 May, 1942 being shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 307 Sq., (Illaszenicz & Lissowski). Killed attempting an emergency landing at Little Downhayne Farm, near Colyton, Devon (Ju 88 Loss List). Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Karl Reps, Obs; Uffz Ernst Hemmann, R/O and Uffz Johann Saes, Gnr. All buried at Exeter, War Graves Plot, Sec ZK; Reps Gr 205; Hemmann Gr 210; Saes Gr 211 and Kesselborn Gr 216 (D.Drury).
916 Kessler, FritzFw1/31/1921DanzigErg/JGr West, 7/JG-26 (4/16/42)Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10074 "White 3" (lost 4/29/42)Fighter Operrational Clasp in BronzeKIFA 29 April, 1942 at Wulverdinghe,near Watten, on the return from his 1st combat mission. He collided with his wingman Fw Karl Heinz Ehlen, one of the last Med veterans. Kessler was promoted to Lt. Post.. Buried Bourdon France, Block 32/9/344 (Rosseels).
917 Kessler, Karl HermannFhjUffz2/JG-53 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14/U4 Werk # 510835 "Black 2" (lost 1/24/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 24 January, 1945 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu, 88389 due to bad weather.
918 Kilian, KarlUffz8/JG-2 (Channel)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 5726 (lost 7/8/41)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 July, 1941 in aerial combat 5 km east of Montreuil near Hesmond-Etaples. Alternate spelling: Killian.
919 Kimpel, KarlUffzII/NJG-11Bf 109G-6 Werk # 412910 (lost 1/4/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 4 January, 1945 SE of Bolersen due to icing.
920 Kinnen, KarlUffz8/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140052 "Black 8" (lost 3/23/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMissing 23 March, 1944 during a transfer flight, no further detail.
921 Kirchbach, Karl HeinzHptmStfkpt 4(F)/11 (8/39), Ob.d.L, 3(F)/22 (2/43), Stfkpt 2(F)/11 (8/43-5/44)He 45, He 46 & Hs 126 in 39, Ju 88D-1 in 22 and 11 Aufkl in 43& 44Observer Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
922 Kirchmayer, HeinzFw7/8/1920Bremen8/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 4401 "A1 + BN" (lost 10/15/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 October, 1944 during a delivery flight; accidentally struck the ground or an osbtruction at Kesselbach. Remaining crew (KIFA): Obs Fw Karl Krupitza (2/14/1919); R/O Uffz Josef Schillings (8/4/1918); Engr Ogefr Fritz Schollmeyer (1/5/1924) and Gnr Uffz Hugo Friedrich (6/29/1920). All buried in Arnsburg Abbey, Kloster Arnsburg. Added: Witnesses indicated that the ac crashed into a forest, cause unknown. Initially, the crew were buried in Kesselbach until the new War Cemetery in Arnsburg was opened in 1960. Graves as follows: Kirchmayer Gr 62, Krupitza Gr 61, Schillings Gr 64, Schollmeyer Gr 63 and Friedrich Gr60 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Kirchmeyer.
923 Kirchner, RudolfUffzLKS-2 (Berlin)Ju W34 Werk # 888 "DB + DZ" (lost 10/16/42)Transport Operational ClaspPilot reported KIC 16 October, 1942 when his ac crashed at Vitkovice-Rezek, CZ., cause unknown. A 2nd pilot, Uffz Karl Egger and Mech, Uffz Heinz Passenheim, were also killed (F.Braun).
924 Kirschbaum, KarlUffz25/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8265 "Black 10 + -" (lost 9/11/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 September, 1941 during aerial combat at Tigoda-Szaltzo after shooting down an Il-2 and a DB-3. His first victory, a Spitfire at Chatham on 27 September, 1940. Magnus Report, 5 victories.
925 Kirstein, Karl HeinzOblt2Stab I/JG-1 (9/39), Stab III/JG-27 (7/40)Bf 109E-4 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 July, 1940 during aerial combat 15 km south of Portland Bill; crashed at sea (Stankey). One known victory, his 1st, a Potez 63 at Amiens, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a LeO-451 at Roye, 6 June, 1940.
926 Klaftzinger, KarlUffz1918Flugzeugführer 3/StG-1 (S.U.)JU 87D Werk # 2358 (lost 4/22/43)
EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIC with unnamed crew 22 April, 1943 at Baranowitsche, cause not reported. Buried in Baranowitsche (Belarus). Source: Obit card on Epier and Ju 87 Loss List.
927 Klammer, KarlLt6/JG-26Bf 109E-1, Kl 35 Utility AC (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 11 June 1940 at Bois Jean airfield in the Groups utility AC.
928 Klapproth, OskarOblt5/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3967 "IH + CN" (lost 5/26/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 26 May, 1941 after his ac was sd by a Fairey Fulmar of FAA 806 Sq., piloted by Sub/Lt Alfred J.Sewell, and crashed into the sea off Crete. Remaining crew (MIA): Gefr Karl Albrecht, Gefr Günther Klaumünser (or Klaumünzer), and Fw Werner Oertel, positions unknown (D.Drury).
929 Klar, KarlUffz7/16/19216/JG-54Fw 190A-3 Werk# 122116 "Yellow ?" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1944 over Map Quadrant 03456.
930 Kleemann, KarlOgefr11/10/19237/JG-4Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681343 "Yellow 1" (lost 9/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Thum, by Chemnitz (JG-4 List).
931 Klein, Karl DietrichUffz10/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # ? (lost 9/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 September, 1944 at Magdeburg, no further detail (JG-4 List).
932 Kleinemeier, KarlFw8/13/1918413(Sturm)/JG-3Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 in Dec. 44, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205266 (lost 1/14/45)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Kleinemeiers A-9 was reported to have crashed at Vragender Holland, east of Lichtenvoorde, on 14 January, 1945, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, a B-17 NW of Halle on 2 November, 1944. A 2nd & 3rd, both B-24s at Hunsrück on 2 December, 1944. A 4th, a P-38 SE of Bonn on 17 December, 1944. Deceased 7 March, 2001.
933 Kleinhans, RudolfUffz12/21/1913Schwarzach2/StG-3Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/8/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 8 August, 1940; sd while attacking shipping and crashed at sea S of the Isle of Wight, possibly due to combat with Hurricanes of No. 145 Sq.. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Quante, KIA, buried in the War Cem at Bourdon France, Blk 32, Row 5, Gr 190 (D.Drury).
934 Kleinschrittger, AlfonsOfwI/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0104 "F8 + AB" (lost 8/7/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 August, 1942; crashed into a mountain at Jan Mayan Islands, between Iceland and Spitzbergen, during an operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIA): Fw Paul Lemke, Co-pilot; Uffz Werner Schetle, R/O; Uffz Josef Kotzur, Gunner; Uffz Oskar Walter, Mech and Ofw Karl Classow, 2nd Mech. Source: SIG Norway. The wreck was discovered in 1972 in Danielsenkrateret (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 book, H. Breuer).
935 Klemenz, Otto KarlOblt2 3/NJG-1 (2/43 ?), 12/NJG-5 (12/43), Stab IV/NJG-5 (1/44), 12/NJG-5 (4/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk "C9 + BF" (lost 1/21/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 20/21 January, 1944 during aerial combat at Werben, near Kogau (LOCS). One known victory, a Halifax on 24 December, 1943. A Halifax 15 km S of Colmar on 28 April, 1944. Both victories claimed while in IV/NJG-5 (OKL). The Nightfighter is reported to have survived the war per Dr.Boiten.
936 Klemenz, Otto Karl (II)Oblt32 (?) III/JG-52 ('43), Stfkpt 9/JG-52 (12/44), Stfkpt 10/JG-52 (3/45), Stfkpt 11/JG-52 (4/45 to end) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 333943 "Black 9 + I" (lost 4/10/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 10 April, 1945 during aerial combat with fighters in the vicinity of Breslau (M.Balss & LOCS). He was uninjured in a crash at Pl.Qu.62791. His victories are suspect, as none were found on the OKL Claims List. He is said to have rec'd the DK-G, but he does not appear on that list either. CAUTION! This data was found from several sources, and erroneously posted to the Oblt Otto Karl Klemenz in the NF unit, suggesting he had scored 34 victories. I split this detail out, after Dr.Boiten confirmed that the NF had only two victories, and he had no knowledge of the NF being posted to Day Fighters. Doug Stankey has now confirmed there were three Klemenz pilots, NF, JG & Recon.
937 Klempau, Karl-HeinzUffzJG-27Bf 109G-14Fighter Operational ClaspShot down on 27 December, 1944 by P-51s over Bastogne. He bailed out successfully and most likely became a POW.
938 Klepke, Karl LudwigOblt28/ZG-2, 10/SKG-10 (1/43), 9/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Bf 109F-4, Fw 190F-8, Fw 190G-3 "White or Yellow B + I"
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km south southwest of La Calle N. Africa on 2 January, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 on 11 August, 1944.
939 Klippel, AlfredFw2/SG-3 (Finland '44)Ju 87D-5 "S7 + EK"Dive Bomber Operational ClaspHis R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Mathias. Source Finland Aviation Museum.
940 Klopp, KarlFw26/JG-54 (8/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-2 Werk# 10444 "Yellow 8 + -" (lost 9/3/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 September, 1942; crashed after combat near Newa-Bogen. His 1st known Soviet victory, a Yak-1 on 15 August, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 26 August, 1942.
941 Klopsch, GünterFw8/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7076 "9K + DS" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 22 June, 1941 in Russia, opening day, Operation Barbarossa, cause unknown, two others MIA and one KIA, all unnamed (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Fw Ludwig Wiedemann, Obs (MIA); Gefr Karl Schote, R/O (KIA) and Uffz JosefSteinbach, Gnr (MIA) (D.Drury).
942 Klucke, KarlLt7/NJG-3 (5/45)Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
British POW with Werner Hoffmann and Ernst Drünkler.
943 Klug, KarlUffzI/SG-3Fw 190F-8 Werk # 930873 (20% dam 1/29/45), Fw 190F-8 Werk # 932227 (lost 2/19/45)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 19 February, 1945 due to flak. Injured in a crash on 29 January, 1945 making a force landing at Heiligenbeil due to engine failure.
944 Klüpfel, FranzUffz8/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ES" (lost 6/29/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 29 June, 1944, during an anti-shipping operation over Seine Bay, France. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjUffz Hans Karl Albrecht, Obs; Uffz Arnold Lehmkuhl, R/O and Ogefr Hans G. Pipper, Gnr (D.Drury).)
945 Knäbel, HerbertOfw7/KG-40He 111H-3 Werk # 6840 "V4 + HH" (lost 4/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 9 April, 1941 after his ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.79 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr John H.Heyworth, and crashed into the sea off St David's Head, Pembrokeshire. Remaining crew: Ofw Erwin Wienroth, Obs (POW); Fw Karl Bucek, R/O (KIA, bur CC/7/12/292) and Ofw Hans Salzsieder, Flt Engr (MIA at Sea) (D.Drury).
946 Knappenschneider, KarlOfw7/19/1909WeinheimKG-200 (Top Secret Sq)Captured B-17s and B-24's, B-17F-90-BO (USAAF # 42-30146) "A3 + CE" (lost 2/9/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 9 February, 1945 during a takeoff explosion at Echterdingen airfield with 10 members of the Vichy French government, cause unknown. All were killed except the tailgunner, Dr. Karl Dorschein. Added: Remaining crew (deceased bur Leinfelden-Echterdingen Cem, Row 4): Ofw Georg Joachim, Co-pilot, (KIC, bur Gr 8); Fw Richard Rosenfeld, Obs (KIC, bur Gr 6); Uffz Johann König, R/O (KIC, bur Gr 3); Ofw Eduard Siemsen, Flt Engr 1 (KIC, bur Gr 7); Uffz Wilhelm Frielingsdorg, Flt Engr 2 (killed but no known grave); Ofw Fritz Burnickl, Jump Master (KIC, bur Gr 5); Uffz Karl Heinz Henning, Gnr 1 (blown clear, survived); Fw Friedrich Seeger, Gnr 2 (blown clear, survived) and Uffz Werner Wolfram, Gnr 3 (KIC, bur Gr 4). Pilot Knappenschneider buried at Weinheim a.d. Bergstrasse, Grave 128. Dr Dorschein does not appear on either the crew list or passenger list (D.Drury). The B-17 was named "Down & Go" of 94BG, 333BS, piloted by 2/Lt Ned Palmer. Flak damaged on 29 July, 1943, they belly-landed at Avedore Denmark, were the crew of 10 were taken prisoner (MACR 202).
947 Knauer, Karl vonMajKdr II/KG-4 (10/42)He 111HBomber Operational Clasp
948 Knauthe, JoachimOblt7/9/1915Leipzig8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0207 "F8 + LS" (lost 12/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 December, 1943; failed to return from a Radar Clearance flight over the North Atlantic. Remaining crew (MIA): Lt Manfred Brieger, geb 5/5/1917, R/O; Ofw Karl Gerhards, geb 10/22/1913, Co-pilot; Ogefr Gert Vogel, geb 6/23/1919, Obs; Uffz Karl Wallbraun, geb 2/20/1920, R/O 1; Uffz Wilfrid Wiedenhöft, geb 4/1/1923, R/O 2; Ofw Kurt Schreiber, geb 9/10/1916, Mech and Uffz Ernst Eckel, geb 9/16/1920, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
949 Knichel, KarlUffz10/29/1919Bottrop6Sch Komp/JG-2 (9/41), 3(Erg)/JGr-Süd (10/42)8/JG-53 (joins 12/42; 2/43 Sicily; 6/43 Med), 3/JGr-Süd (4/1/44)Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 16208 (lost 2/5/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18716 "Black 12 + I" (lost 8/29/43), Bf 109G-6/AS Werk # Unk "Black 13" (lost 4/29/44)
EK 1 & 2
Class "C" Glider Badge, Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 29 August, 1943 during aerial combat with a B-26 west of Acropoli. WIA 5 February, 1943 east of Sta. Croce due to engine damage (Bf 109 Loss List). His 1st known victory was in Sicily, a P-38F 20 km west of Pantellaria on 7 June, 1943. His 2nd, a Spitfire 30 km west of Larmonte on 5 July, 1943. His 3rd, a Beaufighter 10 km southwest of Insel Ventotene Italy on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a P-38 over southern Italy, 20 August, 1943. His 5th, another P-38 50 km south of Insel Capri, 23 August, 1943. His 6th, a B-25 north of Capri, 27 August, 1943. Added: Uffz Karl Knichel joined the Luftwaffe in October, 1939, and served in a Flak unit until September, 1941, when he entered School Co. JG-2 for pilot training. He was KIA 29 April, 1944 during aerial combat with American bombers, crashing at sea 20km south of Port-de-Bouc, France, near Marseille. No trace of he or his "Blk 13" were found by ASR, and he was declared MIA 4 August, 1944, and memorialized 16 September, 1944 at Cynakus Kirche (Jörg F.Knichel, Grand Nephew).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)


950 Knippen, KarlFw10/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330246 "Red 5 + I" (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat near Latpich, by Leuna.
951 Knipphals, RolfUffz6/9/1920Kiel-Gaarden2/KG-4 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 883900 "B3 + KH" (lost 6/20/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 20 June, 1944 when his ac was lost in the western part of the forest of Perche, during a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, cause unknown. Remaining crew (desig unk): StbsFw Gustav Wunderlich (KIA); FhjUffz Michael Schöffmann (KIA) and Gefr Karl Lange (MIA). The three deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-Saint Andre, France, Blk 8, Row 6: Uffz Knipphals, Gr 477; FhjUffz Schöffmann, Gr 478 and StbsFw Wunderlich, Gr 479. There is no known grave for Gefr Lange (D.Drury)
952 Knobeloch, Karl HeinzOfw8/26/1918Radebuel6/JG-26 (11/41), 10(Jabo)/JG-26 (9/42 St. Omer-Wizernes), 6/JG-26 (9/44)Fw 190A-1 Wk # 10041 "Brown 2 + -" (dam 11/22/41), Fw 190A-3/U3, Fw 190A-9 Wk # 750139 "Black 1" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 October, 1944 during aerial combat in "Black 1" with a Spitfire of RAF No. 412 Sq. (Canadian) at Krefeld-Ürdingen. He bailed successfully, but his chute failed to open. Buried Krefeld, Block 12A/46 (Rosseels). WIFA 22 November, 1941 when he force landed his A-1 near Ostende on a non-operational flight.
953 Knolle, Friedrich WilhelmFw4/27/19096/KG-30 (6/41 Finland)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0882217 "4D + FP+ (70% damaged 6/22/41) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA; Injured in a non-operational crash on 22 June, 1941 while making an emergency landing on the shore line at Hasvik Norway due to bad weather. Remaining crew (all WIA): Uffz Horst Müller, Observer; StFw Max Hengst, R/O; Gefr Kurt Berger, Gunner and Uffz Froede, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Knolle, Müller, Hengst and Berger lost their lives when they were onboard a Ju 52/3m which crashed at Tönnölfjellet on 27 June, 1941 (Flyvrak Norway). Added: Friedrich Wilhelm Knolle buried Trondheim-Havstein, Row 15 Gr 45; Horst Müller bur Trondheim Row 28, Gr 32; Max Hengst bur Trondheim Row 15, Gr 31 and Karl Franz Berger bur Trondheim, Row 21, Gr 31 (he died in the hospital on 30 June, 1941) ( D.Drury).
954 Knorr, HeinzUffz4/14/1919Zittau/Chemnitz3/KG-55 He 111H-6 Werk # 4576 "G1 + PL" (lost 11/22/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 22 November, 1942, when their ac made an emergency landing at Belonemukhin, near Belosoin, while on a Stalingrad mission, cause not reported. The Russians had already conquered this territory, and the crew remains missing since that day. Remaining crew: Ogefr Erwin Stephan (geb 10/6/1919 Gottesberg/Waldenburg), Obs; Uffz Karl Hudetz (geb 12/28/1917 Vienna), R/O; Uffz Albert Thauer (geb 2/5/1921 Gestungshausen/Coburg), Flt Engr and Ogefr Herbert Hans (geb 9/30/1922 Münchwies/Neunkirchen), Gnr. Source: Rainer Götz, Nephew of Uffz Thauer.
955 Knorr, KarlHptm1/13/19134/KG-53 (5/40), Stfkpt 8/KG-55 (5/41)He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 5/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW (briefly) 12 May, 1940; sd by French Curtiss H-75 A fighters of GC II/5 & GC I/5, and crashed at Thonnelle (Dept Meuse, Fr). Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Manfred Siegle, Obs; Uffz Paul Andreae, R/O; Uffz Heinrich Moosbrugger, Flt Engr and Flg Hermann Schien, Gnr. The four deceased are buried in the War Cem., Andilly (Fr): Siegle 10/10/703, Andreae 10/10/702, Moosbrugger 34/11/771 and Schien 10/10/705. Pilot Knorr released from captivity after France capitulated (D.Drury).
956 Knorringer, AdolfObltKG-55He 111 Werk # 2871 "G1 + LH" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 8 May, 1941 when during a raid on Manchester, they were sd by a Defiant night fighter of RAF No 256 Sq, piloted by F/Lt Deanesley. The crew bailed safely from the burning ac which crashed near Stockport. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Karl Kohlhepp, Obs; Uffz Ludwig Rathsam, R/O and Ofw Aloys Kloos, Flt Engr. Source: www.aircrashsites.co.uk via D. Drury.
957 Knospe, Karl8/21/19203/JG-2Fw 190A-9 Werk # 750140 (lost 10/13/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 13 October, 1944 during aerial combat with multiple P-38s of 474FG at Niederelben, buried Much.
958 Knothe, KurtLtI/StG-5Ju 87R-1 Werk # 5473 (90% damaged)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 8 May, 1943; non-operational crash near Olkajärvi. His R/O, Uffz Karl Deschner, was also killed. Source: SIG Norway.
959 Knust, Friedrich KarlObst3/9/1902Parmen, Kreis TemplinKdr LG-1 (40-5/42)Ju 88A-10 "L1 + AA"
RK(5/3/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
Over 100 combat missions. Bundeswehr Obst, retired 1967. Deceased 5 March, 1967, Hannover.
960 Kobeck, KarlUffz7/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk #s 730372 "White 5" & 730375 "White 6" (both lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 May, 1944 in "White 6" over Hagenau. Earlier in the month, on May 11th, he was involved in a mid-air collision in "White 5" over Landau/Isar, sustaining injuries.
961 Koch, Hans Helmut Lt23/JG-1 (7/42), I/JG-11 (4/43), 6/JG-11 (6/43), 4/JG-11 (12/44 Reich Def), 6/JG-11 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161156 "Black < + -" (lost 1/11/44), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491432 "Black 11 + -" (lost 2/8/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 8 February, 1945, after he and his wingman, FhjFw Karl Keil, made forced landings behind Russian lines; reason and place unknown. It is believed that one was trying to rescue the other! Mombeek MIA List. WIA 11 January, 1944 during aerial combat near Westerburg, bailed safely. A former Uffz in JG-1, his one known victim, his 1st, was a B-17 on 17 April, 1943. His 2nd, a Beaufighter 40 km N of Schiermonnikoog on 25 June, 1943. Jager Blatt article & LOCS.
962 Koch, HerbertHptm4/1/191723 11/NJG-3 (1/44), 12/NJG-3 (4/44), Stfkpt 1/NJG-3 (Tirstrup De. 8/44) Bf 110G-4 D5 + ICH" (11/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621796 "D5 + AH" (Grove 4/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 4th, a B-17 on 4 January, 1944. His 7th, a B-17 at Hoya-Loningen on 11 January, 1944. A "4 mot" at Faborg on 23 April, 1944. A "4 mot" at Venlo on 22 June, 1944. A Halifax W of Skagen on 25 April, 1945. Magnus Report. Deceased 17 March, 2000. Jager Blatt Obit. Koch was participating in aerial combat training on 23 November, 1944 with Fw Georg Helbig mysteriously crashed, killing his entire crew. Koch saw the black smoke on the deck, but found no survivors. His crew this date: Fw Werner Gärtner, Radar Oper and Uffz Karl Edelmann, R/O (Source: Air War over Denmark). Also on this crew, Fw Seufert (Rosseels).
963 Koch, KarlFw2/KG-3Ju 88A-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
964 Koch, KarlUffz4/JG-51 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15247 (lost 5/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 20 May, 1943 during aerial combat SE of Gonnofanadioa (Bf 109 Loss List).
965 Koch, Karl FriedrichOblt210(Z)/JG-5 (4/42 Norway), 14(Jabo)/JG-5 (3/43), Stfkpt 14(Jabo)/JG-5 (7/43-8/43?)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4114 "LN + FR" (lost 4/8/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0130 471 (lost 6/17/43)EP (2/28/44)
EK & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down in the E-1 by enemy fighters on 8 April, 1942 at Petsamo, however, he was not injured in the operation (Source: SIG Norway). His A-3 was listed as a "loss" to 14 (Jabo) Staffel, JG-5 on 17 June, 1943. Pilot Koch was listed as "OK", rescued by an Fi 156. (Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries).
966 Koch, Karl HeinzLt1/31/1915Tech Offz Stab/ErpGr-210 (Channel)Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3339 "S9 + CB" (lost 8/15/40)Destroyer Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 32 Sq., piloted by F/L Russell, over the Croydon Airdrome, and crashing at School Farm, Hooe, near Battle, Sussex, England. His R/O, Uffz Rolf Kahl was seriously wounded and taken prisoner. Due to his wounds, he was repatriated back to Germany in 1943 (D.Drury).
967 Koch, Karl Heinz "Charly"Oblt12/16/1919Hildesheim52/JGr-102, 4(Erg)/JGr-Ost, 14/JG-77 (11/41), 4/JG-3 (9/43 Holland), Stfkpt 4/JG-3 (12/43 Rotenberg), 11/JG-5 (4/44), 10/JG-5 (7/44), 13(Z)/JG-5 (9/44), 12/JG-5 (1/45), Stfkpt 7/JG-5 (2/45)Bf 109G-6, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732070 "Blue 9" (lost 2/9/45), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 350185 "Blue 9" (lost 4/5/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 over Holland on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time. He became Stfkpt after the death of Werner Lucas, the end of October, 1943. His first known Soviet victory, now a Lt in JG-5, a Yak-9 on 27 September, 1944. Another, an Il-2 on 9 October, 1944. Werk # 732070 was lost during aerial combat on 9 February, 1945, sd by a P-51 of No. 65 Sq. over Fordefjord near Herdla Norway. Both he and the ac went into the sea at the fjord at Heilevang. He bailed and was rescued by two brothers (Flyvrak Norway). Koch crashed a second A-8, Werk # 350185 "Blue 9" on 5 April, 1945 at the Herdla airfield. He had to make an emergency landing due to oil pressure problems. He was injured when both landing gear broke during a rough landing and he crashed into a quarry (Flyvrak Norway). Deceased 10 March, 2001.
968 Köder, KarlOfw4(F)/11Ju 88 Werk # 1239 "6M + HM" (lost 1/17/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 17 January, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission between Kaluga and Mozhaisk, W of Moscaw, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Anton Sutter, Obs; Ogefr Erich Sehmann. R/O and Ogefr Hugo Reimer, Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury).
969 Kohl, KarlOblt10/3/191994/JG-3 (7/41), 5/JG-3 (9/41), JG-103 (4/43), Stfkpt 8/JG-27 (9/44), Stfkpt 11/JG-27 (11/44 Reich Def)Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330192 "< - + I" (lost 11/27/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1944 during aerial combat at Ziegelei Rittberg, near Sievering. Buried in Bramsche (LOCS).
970 Kohl, KarlFw5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4210 "5K + KN" (lost 9/9/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.47843 9 September, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
971 Kohlen, HansUffz2(F)/11 (S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430526 "6M + DK" (lost 2/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his Observer Oblt Karl Zappe and two other unnamed crew in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 506/603 on 26 February, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
972 Köhler, KarlFw1/15/1915Treuchtlingen4/StG-1Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/11/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1940 after he failed to return from a mission to the Thames Estuary. Cause unknown but possibly due to fighter action. His R/O-Gnr, Sonder füh Enno Folkerts also MIA. Folkerts is believed to have been a war correspondent on this mission. A correspondent named Folkerts (no Given name) took the famous photo of German troops marching thru the Arc de Triomphe in June 1940 (D.Drury).
973 Kohlschreiber, HansOgefrNAGr.-15Fw 189A Wertk # 2078 (10% dam 5/28/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 28 May, 1943 at Serewoka Russia, hit by ground fire. His Observer, Oblt Karl Findeisen, was also WIA, no mention of a 3rd crewman. Obs Loss List
974 Kolb, KarlOfw61.J/88 Legion Condor, 1/JG-53 (2/43 Tunisia)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 10903 "White 7" (lost 2/28/43)
Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 28 February, 1943 after aerial combat with a Spitfire SW of Beja (Magnus & Bf 109 Loss list). One victory in Spain. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 6 km S of Stalingrad on 4 September, 1942. An Il-2 6 km N of Nadezhda on 7 September, 1942. A Pe-2 15 km E of Kalatsch on 11 September, 1942.
975 Köller, WernerFw5/1/19202/KG-66Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260202 "Z6 + IK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 18 February, 1944, when, after returning from an attack on London, crashed in the middle of the city of Montdidier, believed an accident. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Heinz Kreul, geb 10/28/1920, Obs; Ogefr Karl Heese, geb 1/16/1921, T.Obs; Uffz Karl Rachtat, geb 1/20/1919, R/O and Uffz Kurt Sawatzki, geb 4/13/1919, Mechanic. Source: B.Bines.
976 Kollmeyer, Karl HeinzUffz11/28/19203/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173825 "Yellow 7" (lost 9/18/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 18 September, 1944 after being sd by flak 20 km SW of Venlo. Alternate spelling: Kollmayer.
977 Kollmorgen, KarlOfw8/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87R-4 Werk # 6920 "T6 + KS" (lost 12/20/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost in the Gerstowo-Dugino area on 20 December, 1941, no further detail. LW Loss Report and Ju 87 Loss List
978 Konermann, KarlHptm2/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140472 "F1 + KK" (lost 6/29/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Bone 29 June, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
979 König, KarlUffz9/JG-54Fw 190D-9 Werk# 210019 "TS+SS" "White 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 15 October, 1944 over "Gebiet Rieste Bramsche" (translates "area Rieste(?) Bramsche, Bramsche being a town northeast of Osnäbruck.
980 Konzak, Helmut GeorgFw13/Fliegerzielgeschwader 1He 111H-6 Werk # 7133 "DG + RQ" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 June, 1944 when his AC was attacked by a Mosquito of RCAF No. 418 Sq., piloted by S/L Kipp DFC and Navigator F/O Huletsky DFC. The He 111 caught fire and dived into the Baltic Sea. Two were seen to bail, Gefr Helmut Haschke, the pilot and R/O Fw Arthur Bernhard, both of whom were retrieved from the sea on 17 June, 1944, and buried in the Kobenhavn Cemetery. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Helmut Georg Konzak, Co-Pilot; Fw Walter Karl Richard Köhn, Mech. and Gefr Herbert Schnitzer, R/O. These three have no known graves. Source: Air War over Denmark.
981 Körner, HansGefr5/10/19184/NJG-2 (Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0604 "R4 + GM" (lost 3/14/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew 14 March, 1941, crashed at Smiths Farm, Dovendale, SW of Louth, Lincolnshire, shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 29 Sq., piloted by W/C Widdows (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Gefr Körner buried CC, Blk 3, Gr 186. A 2nd crewman, Gefr Karl Heinz Spangenberg (geb 7/19/1920) KIA, bur CC, Blk3, Gr 187 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
982 Körner, KarlUffzI/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 413678 "Blue 3" (lost 9/28/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Bergzabern (JG-4 List).
983 Kornfeller, KarlFwI/SG-4Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586131 (lost 3/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 1 March, 1945 in the Zotben area, cause unknown.
984 Kortemeier, WolframLt10/14/19163/KGr-100He 111H-3 Werk # 6865 (lost 3/14/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew at Vannes on 14 March, 1941, cause unknown. Remaining crew (bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2): Ogefr Franziskus Kremer (geb 6/4/1918, Gr 45) and Fw Karl Wanninger (geb 5/26/1920, bur Gr 46). Pilot Lt Kortemeier buried Grave 47 (absa3945).
985 Kossler, KarlFw6/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-5 Trop Werk # 2182 "L1 + BP" (lost 9/7/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 September, 1941, cause unknown; three others MIA, all unnamed.
986 Kostka, KarlGefr1/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162396 "White 6" (lost 2/24/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 February, 1944 during aerial combat south of Salzburg (Bf 109 Loss List).
987 Kotschote, GüntherFw5/NJG-101 (Babenhausen)Ju 88G-1 "9W + BN" (lost 1/1/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspFlew the Pathfinder AC leading JG-4 to the Ardennes sector on 1 January, 1945, Operation Bodenplatte. He was hit by light Flak over Heerlen Holland and forced to drop away for a belly landing at Aywaille Belgium. He and the remaining crew were taken prisoner. Remaining crew: Ogefr Karl Walter, R/O and Ogefr Herbert Ludwig, Gunner (Rosseels).
988 Kraft, KarlLt19195JG-1, JG-7Fw 190A, Me 262
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. 82 missions per Chronik JG-7 per Heinrich Breuer.
989 Kraft, KarlFw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1333 "A6 + FH" (95% damaged 8/20/42) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 20 August, 1942; crashed near the Stavanger-Sola Norway airfield after an operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Walter Hebeier, Observer (KIA) and Uffz Bernhard Klein, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
990 Kraft, KarlLt47/JG-300 (10/44 Borkheide) Bf 109G-10 Werk # Unk (lost 12/17/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten. The G-10 loss at Libina, Sumperk, CZ appeared on the JG-300 Loss List, no cause reported. He bailed safely w/o injuries. It seems possible this is the same person as Lt Karl Kraft of JG-1 and JG-7.
991 Krah, GerhardUffz8/KG-6 Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180456 "3E + GS" (lost 6/19/44) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 19 June, 1944, following aerial combat over the Orne estuary, France. Remaining crew (designations unknown): Uffz Willi Dräger, Ogefr Otto Bleifuss, Ogefr Karl Schellenberg and Ogefr Kurt Seinbach (D.Drury).
992 Krahforst, JosefHptm2/8/191111NJG-1, 2/NJG-4 (3/44 Zellhausen)Bf 110C, Bf 110G-4 "3C + RK", Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714076 (lost 9/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27/28 September, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Somborn (Niedermittlau ?), 8 km south of Geinhausen/Hessen (Boiten). Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Uffz Karl Heinz Hertel (6/1/1920) and Gnr Uffz Alfred Back (8/25/1922). One known victory, a "4 mot" in the Schweinfurt district on 31 March, 1944. A Halifax in the Montdidier area on 18 April, 1944. A "4 mot" 1 km SW of Aaigem on 29 May, 1944. A "4 mot" at Cambrai on 15 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Bouchain/Douai on 16 June, 1944. A "4 mot"at St. Omer-Ypres on 24 June, 1944. A "4 mot" in the St. Pol area on 25 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Chateau Thierry on 16 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Valenciennes on 19 July, 1944. A 10th, a "4 mot" off Dunkirk on 21 July, 1944. An 11th, a "4 mot" at Hagenau on 29 July, 1944.
993 Krahl, Karl HeinzHptm9/25/1914Breslau24Legion Condor bomber pilot, 1/JG-2 (4/40), Kdr I/JG-2( 10/40), Kdr II/JG-3 (1/42 Sicily)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8665, Bf 109F-4 (Trop) Werk # 8784 "Black <<+" (lost 4/14/42)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross-G w/Sw
Cech.Pilot Badge

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1942 when he was shot down in his F-4 by AA fire during a low level attack on Luqa AF, Malta. Buried at St Michele Cem., Cagliari, Sardina (German Losses Over Malta). All victories were in the West. His first victory, while in 1/JG-2, was a Morane south of Saarbrücken, 21 April, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Blenheim at Peronne on 20 May, 1940. His 4th, a Morane 406 at Compiegne on 21 May, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at Calais, 26 May, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane over England on 30 August, 1940. Nos.7 & 8, a Hurricane and a Hawk-75 at Dover on 31 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire near Canterbury on 5 September, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane at Selsey Bill on 28 September, 1940. Nos.14 & 15, both Hurricanes NE of Portland on 5 November, 1940. Nos.16 thru 18, a Spitfire and two Wellingtons in the Brest-Brignogan on 24 July, 1941. His first Med. victory, a Spitfire on 10 March, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 19 victories. Photo
994 Krahlherd, Karl HeinzLt2/NAGr.-6Fw 189A-5 Werk # 2384 "5H + XK" (lost 7/12/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1943 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 6162, cause unknown. The remaining unnamed crew were also MIA. Obs Loss List
995 Krajnik, KarlUffz6/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142551 "4D + JP" (lost 9/8/43)Bomber Opderational ClaspThis ac reported lost at Neapel 8 September, 1943, cause unknown, pilot and unnamed crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
996 Kral, KarlFwNAGr.-3Fw 189A-2 Werk # 125228 "5D + DM" (lost 10/20/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIA 20 October, 1943 at Gorodek Russia, cause unknown. His Observer, StbsFw Erich Klodner, and one remaining unnamed crewman also KIA. Obs Loss List
997 Krämer,11/KG-40, 6/KG-40 (7/44)Fw 200C & Ju 88ABomber Operational ClaspFlugbuch (1/42 to 7/44). This could be Ofw Karl Kramer in an unidentified bomber unit.
998 Kramer, KarlOfwKG unitJu 88A-4, Ju 188E
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
999 Krämer, KarlUffzIII/StG-3 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 2993 (lost 7/13/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 13 July, 1943 at Kojakowo, cause not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
1000 Kramer, WernerFw9/3/1915Weferlingen3(F)/123Do 17P-1 Werk # 4086 "4U + AK" (lost 11/1/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 1 November, 1940; cause unknown, but believed due to an engine malfunction. The ac crashed at La Rocco, St Quen's Bay, Jersey. The crew are buried in Crypt 53 at Mont de Huisnes (Fr.). Remaining crew: Lt Wilhelm Göhringer, Obs (chamber 86); Uffz Karl Grünmüller (chamber 87 and Gefr Benno Pfiffer (chamber 85. Pilot Kramer rests in chamber 88 (D.Drury).

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