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1 Becker,Lt2/NJG-1Bf 110 Werk # unk (lost 8/30/40)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis ac reported lost 30 August, 1940 at Meddo-Winterswijk, cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown. Netherland Loss Registry
2 Becker, HorstFw11/26/191918/NJG-1 (Twente)Bf 110D & E, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720024 "G9 + LS" (lost 1/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 crashed at De Lutte (gem. Losser) Holland on 14 January, 1944, cause unknown (DeSwart). Pilot KIC, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-226. Remaining crew (KIC): Obs Uffz Karl Allmendinger, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-227 and R/O Helmut Knauck, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-228 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Halifax S of Hameln on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time.
3 Becker, LudwigHptm8/22/1911Dortmund, Aplerbeck44Stuka pilot, 3/ZG-1, 4/NJG-1 (8/40), 6/NJG-2 (1/42), Stafkpt 14/NJG-1, Stfkpt 12/NJG-1Ju 87, Bf 110C "G9+LZ", Do 215B-5 "G9 + OM", Bf 110G-4 Wk # 4864 "G9 + LZ" (lost 2/26/43)
RK(7/1/42)
EL(2/26/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/4/42)
EP(3/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 26 February, 1943 in his G-4 while on a daylight mission intercepting a B-17 over the North Sea and crashing 10 km north of Schiermonnikoog Holland. Also missing was his R/O Ofw Josef Straub. It was their first daylight sortie. All victories at night. He is known to have crashed a Bf 110 at Meddo Holland, NNW of Winterswijk, on 30 August, 1940, cause and crew disposition unknown, a Lt at the time (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Wellington the night of 16-17 October, 1940, no location. He is credited with the 1st radar-controlled victory, and this may have been the AC, downed while in 4/NJG-1. A Wellington near Nieue Schans on 8-9 August, 1941. A Manchester by Shlochteren, E of Groningen the night of 12-13 August, 1941. A Whitley V by Vredepeel the night of 14-15 August, 1941. A Whitley at Oldebrock the night of 6-7 September, 1941. Another Wellington of RAF No. 115 Sq. at Blijham/Groningen on 29 September, 1941. A Whitley the night of 8-9 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington II of RAF No.12 Sq. the night of 20-21 January, 1942 near the Dutch Frisian Island of Terschelling. He began his military career as a Luftwaffe volunteer in 1934. Bowers/Lednicer, 46 victories.
4 Becker, Martin "Tino"Hptm4/12/1916Wiesbaden.586/NJG-2 (8/42), 2/NJG-3 (10/43), I/NJG-4, Kdr IV/NJG-6 (10/44 to end)Bf 110F, Bf 110G "3C + MK" (7/44), Ju 88G-6 "2Z + AF", "2Z + MF" & Bf 110G-4 "2Z + BB" & Bf 110G-6 "C9 + MK" in NJG-6
RK(4/20/44)
EL(3/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (5/25/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
All night victories. Famous for his 'serial' victories: 6 on 23 March, 1944; 7 on 31 March, 1944; and 9 on 14 March, 1945. Nos. 44 & 45, both Lancasters on 2 January, 1945. Nos. 46 to 48, all '4 mots' on 21 February, 1945. Victories 49 to 57, eight Lancasters and a B-17 on 14 March, 1945. His 58th and last victory, a Lancaster on 16 March, 1945. 110 combat missions including 27 reconnaissance in 1940 before transferring to Night Fighters. His R/O from 3/44 to the end, Ofw Karl Ludwig Johanssen won the RK on 16 March, 1945, one of the few R/Os to do so. His Gunner at the end was Ogefr Weizenbach. Survived the war. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories. Photo There are several records in the Allied Losses and Incidents Database where Becker is mentioned as the Attacker. Search for Becker in the database and look in the Notes column for Attacker.

5 Gänsler, WilhelmOfw5/22/1919Oberndorf Württemberg115Observer/Gunner NJG-1 & NJG-4Bf 110
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(1/17/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Although not a pilot, he was the Night Fighters most successful gunner, and famous for his outstanding vision. He flew gunner for Ludwig Becker and Schnaufer, 150 missions. His victory participations were 17 with Becker and 98 with Schnaufer. Deceased 22 November, 1985. Photo
6 Johanssen, Karl-LudwigLt5/15/1921Kiel59III/NJG-4, I/NJG-6Bf 110
RK(3/20/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/25/44)
EP(5/16/44)
EK1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
Although a radio operator, he did achieve three victories the night of 15 March, 1945, using the rear mounted MG 131. He flew 68 Night missions and participated in 59 victories, all as Martin Beckers RO except one mission. Deceased 11 August, 2009. Photo
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Captain Becker, commander in a night fighter wing, and his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, brought down to a crash 9 four-engine bombers on the night of 14 to 15 March. When Captain Becker, after the 6 kill could not continue to shoot due to a gun jam, his radio operator, Lieutenant Johannsen, destroyed 3 more Anglo-American bombers.
7 Schlimpen, BernhardOblt111/NJG-101 (9/44), Stab II/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621291 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Slightly injured on 6 January, 1945 during an operation, when the crew were forced to bail out near Bogense Denmark. No cause given. Remaining crew (both slightly injured): Fähnrich Alfred Wirthensohn, R/O and Karl Heinz Becker, Gunner. All were treated at a hospital in Odense. Source: Air War over Denmark. One known victory, a "4 mot" NW of Frankfurt on 12 September, 1944.
8 Tegethoff, BernhardUffz4/4/19206/NJG-1 (Düsseldorf)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730354 (lost 12/17/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 December, 1944. His G-4 crashed at Elsloo (Lage bos Elsloo) Holland after being hit by AA fire of the 108th Haa Regt.. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Heinrich Becker (2/9/25) and Ogefr Kurt Behrendton (12/26/23). All were buried in a field grave next to the crashed ac. Reburied in Ysselsteyn in March 1949, T-12-299 (DeSwart & Find-a Grave by Fred)
9 Abrams, TeodorsLtLatviaLuftwaffe Recon Unit, NSGr-12 (Latvian) (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
The most combat-experienced Latvian pilot in WWII. He was recommended for the DK-G in October, 1944, but never received it due to the disbanding of the Latvian flying formations. Pictured with Latvian volunteers Mencis and Klints in the Neulen book.
10 Adamski, TheodorLt18/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110061 (lost 3/9/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8/9 March, 1945 crashing at Möhne Dam, bailed out at too low a level after colliding with balloon cables, while being chased by a Mosquito (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" opposing the Dortmund/Münster Raid on 23 September, 1944. Boiten, 3 victories. The Bf 110 Loss List suggests he was KIC 5 March, 1945 at Mohnetal-Sperre due to icing, and they refer to the LW Loss Report for this detail.
11 Adelhütte, HansOblt12/10/192015KG-41, 6/KG-3 (8/42 S.U.), III/KG-3 (10/43-5/44), I/NJG-7 (6/44), 6/NJG-3 (8/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 360236 "5K + LP" (lost 8/1/42) in 6/KG-3, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714246 in NJG-3 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Winningen/Everswinkel. He was buried in Essen. Remaining crew: Uffz Johannes Gabriel, R/O (Surv); Ogefr Georg Hoschek, Mechanic (KIA). Magnus. His Wk# 360236 was reported lost 1 August, 1942, cause and location not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
12 Alberti, HelmutLt10/NJG-3 (Aalborg)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360144 "D5 + KX" (lost 9/13/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 13 September, 1943 when, on a calibration flight for radar, his right engine caught fire out over the sea, and Alberti tried to make it back to land. The AC crashed at Vester Hjulskov Denmark, east of Jerslev. Alberti had bailed out too low an altitude, for his body was found near the wreckage. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 18 September. Remaining crew: The unnamed R/O bailed safely near Jerslev. The Mechanic, Gefr Otto Kramm, bailed out before the Ju 88 reached the coast and landed in the sea where he drowned. His body was recovered on 15 September, 1943, and he was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 19 September, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
13 Albrecht, Richard ArnoldHptm12/6/1915AustriaII/KG-1 (5/43), NJG-101 (1/44), 8/NJG-3 (4/44), 2/Lichtbildstaffe (Photo Recon) Ju 88G Werk # 5341083(?) (lost 3/24/45) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 24 March, 1945, the AC crashing in the Uedemer Bruch, Kreis Kleve. Remaining crew (KIA): Walter Aglassinger, R/O; Uffz Gustav Thele and Heinrich Fuchsius. Albrecht and Aglassinger were buried in Weeze. Alternate spelling: Allbrecht. Jager Blatt 1/2003 & 3/2003.
14 Albrecht, SiegfriedFw2/17/19175/NJG-3 Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620815 (or 620818) "D5 + BN" (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 26/27 December, 1944 when his Ju 88 crashed at Malonne Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 54/544. Remaining crew (dispositions not given): Fw Walter Berger, Uffz Heinz Haake and Uffz Hans Roch. Source: A. Rosseels.
15 Almendinger, PaulUffzIII/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720017 (dam 11/30/43)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
He and unnamed crew injured 30 November, 1943 making a belly landing near Bentheim due to an engine fire. Bf 110 Loss List. Alternate spelling: Allmendinger
16 Alt, VitusUffz1/28/1915Kissing Augsburg4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0785 "R4 + IM" (lost 6/14/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA after his Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea NW of Schouwen Holland on 14 June, 1941. (DeSwart). On the return flight from an Intruder Mission over England, Alt spotted a dingy in the water below and circled while the R/O sent out a distress signal to Air Sea Rescue. To the horror of the He 111H-5 Wk# 3883 "5J + KS", 8/KG-4 (A.Rosseels) crew in the dingy, the wingtip of the Ju 88 hit the water, sinking immediately, and taking the crew with it. The entire crew perished. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Hans Georg Suckow, R/O and Uffz Erwin Willi Korn, Gunner. Suckow & Korn are remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury). Added: The He 111 crew were rescued except for Uffz Karl Brückner, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
17 Altendorf, RudolfHptm7/16/191924 15(Z)/LG-1, 3/NJG-3(6/41), 2/NJG-3(8/42), Stfkpt 2/NJG-4(4/43), 12/NJG-5(10/43), Kdr IV/NJG-5(1/44) Bf 109E, Bf 110C, Ju 88G-6 "2Z + AC" (10/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 13 August, 1940. A Hurricane at Portland on 15 August, 1940, these first two in LG-1. A Wellington at Cloppenburg on 12 May, 1941. Another, a Whitley on 18-19 June, 1941, no location. A Hampden the night of 29-30 June, 1941. Another, a Wellington at Erika on 28 August, 1942. Another, a Halifax II of RAF No. 405 Sq. at Waterloo, 15 km SSE of Brussels, the night of 15-16 October, 1942. Two others, a Stirling and a Halifax on 15 April, 1943. A Lancaster of RAF No.61 Sq., "W4317" "QR-R" 500 m southwest of Givry on 17 April, 1943. A Wellington and a Halifax on 30 May, 1943. Another Halifax 10 km S of Maubeuge on 14 July, 1943. A Halifax N of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. Another Halifax at Nürnburg on 28 August, 1943. A Halifax 27 km E of Herford on 22 October, 1943. An Il-4 the night of 26-27 August, 1944. Two Lancasters; one at Wegeberg, the other in the Königsberg area, on 30 August, 1944. Shot down with injuries three times; 8/17/43 N of Gent, 1/3/44 by Buchholz and 1/20/44 by Strigleben/Terneberg. Alternate spelling: Altendorff.
18 Altner, Richard HerbertLt3/2/1918Naunhof255/NJG-3 (8/42), 2/NJG-3 (1/43), 3/NJG-5 (12/43 Lübeck), 8/NJG-5 (1/44), 10/NJG-11 (4/45 Burg)Bf 110, Do 217, Ju 88, Me 262B-1a/U1 Wk# 111980 "Red 12", Me 262B-1a/U1 Werk # 110636 "Red 9" (lost 3/27/45, pilot error, bail safely; R/O Uffz Reinhard Lommatzsch KIC) and Ar 234 in NJG-11 in 1945
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax 1 km SSE of Sonderborg on 19 August, 1942. Another, a Stirling on 18 January, 1943. A Wellington south of Tondern on 19 February, 1943. A B-17 NE of Gedser on 9 October, 1943. Downed a "4 mot" near Berlin on 16 December, 1943. One of these must have been "unconfirmed", since his 5th per OKL, was a B-24 on 4 January, 1944. A "4 mot" W of Paris on 8 June, 1944. a 2nd "4 mot" same day, 80 km N of Paris. A "4 mot" SSW of Paris on 10 June, 1944. Two more "4 mots" SW of Paris on 11 June, 1944. Another double on 13 June, 1944; both "4 mots" in the Lens-Arras area. Scored 5 victories, all Lancasters of RAF No. 619 Sq., within 30 minutes on one mission, 18 July, 1944, over northern France. One late victory, a Mosquito on 3 April, 1945. In the last days of the war, he used the Reinfeld autobahn as a runway during the day. On 7 May, 1945, from his last 262 base at Schleswig-Jagel, rather than waiting to surrender to the British, Altner simply got on his bike and pedaled home!
19 Amberg, HeinzUffz7/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740163 "G9 + GR" (lost 3/15/44)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 sd 15 March, 1944 at Grabenstetten by return fire from a Halifax LW 558 of RCAF No 427 Sq., piloted by F/O Harold B. Steeves (KIA). Amberg bailed safely, with injuries. The Halifax was also lost, crashing near Reutlingen, killing entire crew but one, a POW. Remaining Bf 110 crew: Uffz Josef Seiferling, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Kopperberg (bailed safely). Source: Fritz Braun.
20 Ammann, FritzUffz4/JG-300 (8/43 Peenmünde)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15865 (lost 8/24/43, 25 km northeast of Kristianstadt Sweden)Night Fighter Operational ClaspThe first Gustav to come down in Sweden on 24 August, 1943. During a routine evening flight at 10,000 meters, his radio suddenly went silent and his navigational system developed problems. He dropped to a lower altitude and fired flares, hoping an airfield would light up for him to land. With no response, he decided to bail out, breaking his upper left arm doing so. He came down in the south of Sweden and expressed his wish to be returned to Germany (Source: B.Widfeldt).
21 Andres, ErnstHptm.9/19/1921Pfullingen28KG-4, Stab II/KG-2 (5/43), Stfkpt 5/NJG-4 (2/45)Do 217K-1 Wk# 4415 (U5 + AA" (lost 5/5/43), Me 410 & Ju 188 in KG-2, Ju 88G-1 Wk# 710856 "3C + FN" (lost 2/12/45)
RK(4/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber & Night Fighter Operational Clasps
KIA 12 February, 1945 when his Ju 88G-1 "3C + FN" was shot down by a Mosquito as he was taking off from Gütersloh airfield near Oelde. His RO, Fw Kurt Sauter and Gunner, Ofw Gerhard Andrä, were also killed. He received the RK for bombing operations over England. He was injured 5 May, 1943 when he crashed his Do 217 north of Amsterdam due to engine failure. He was retrained as a Night Fighter in 1944, and it is not known if he scored any confirmed victories. Bowers/Lednicer suggests 29 victories.
22 Apel, HansFhr9/NJG-1 (Fritzlar)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440135 "G9 + OT" (lost 12/12/44), Bf 110D Werk # 5072 (lost 2/21/45)Night Fighter Operational ClaspShot down near Dorsten by Allied Night Fighters opposing the RAF night raid on Essen the night of 12 December, 1944. Remaining Crew: Gefr Klaas Visser (Dutch), Gunner (KIA on his birthday); Uffz Walter Trenck, R/O; Hptm Erich Zenker, also a pilot, acting as gunner. Visser is buried in the local cemetery at Marl-Brassert. Apel and Trenck survived, but were later KIA on 21 February, 1945 during aerial combat SE of Störmede, by an RCAF fighter piloted by F/L D.A. McFayden of No. 406 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
23 Apitz, HelmutUffz24/NJG-100 (formed 12/43)Ju 88C-6 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten. Believed to have lived in Australia after the was and an acquaintance of Oskar Ziesig.
24 Armsdorfer, JosefUffz2/NJG-3 (Schleswig)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440141 "D5 + BK" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 17 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito "HR 213" "TW-G" of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by W/O E.A. Lampkin and Nav/Radar Oper F/Sgt B.J. Wallnut. The Bf 110 was hit on the port wing which exploded and crumpled up, splitting the middle of the AC. The Bf 110 crashed into the North Sea off the Danish west coast. The bodies of Armsdorfer and Gefr Erich Warnken, R/O, have no known graves. Ogefr Otto Romahn (geb 7/5/22), Mech, washed ashore on 22 August, 1944, and he was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery, Grave 23, in Esbjerg on 24 August, 1944. Source: Air War over Denmark.
25 Armstorfer, JosefUffz2/NJG-3Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440151 "D5 + BK" (lost 8/16/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 16 August, 1944; sd over the North Sea near Ringkobing by a Mosquito of No 141 Sq., piloted by WO Lampkin. Remaining crew: R/O Ogefr Otto Rohmann (KIA, drowned/recovered) and Gnr Gefre Erich Warbken (MIA).
26 Arngrim, EinarUffz2/28/1919Barmen26/ZG-76 (7/41), 9/NJG-3 (12/41)Bf 110C, Bf 110E-1 Werk # 3450 "M8 + HN" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Night Fighter Operational Clasps
KIC 9 December, 1941 while on a searchlight cooperation exercise, he was blinded by the light and crashed near Esslingen/Stuttgart killing both crew. His R/O-Gunner, Ogefr Ruper Poell. One known victory, a Stirling on 1 July, 1941, no location. Another, a Blenheim in the Kiel Canal area on 30 July, 1941.
27 Arnold, KarlUffz3/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3794 "5J + KL" (lost 5/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5/6 May, 1941 after aerial combat with a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by P/O Meredith. Arnold had just completed his bombing run on Greenock when he was attacked four miles east of Cresswell. The AC banked sharply to starboard and dived towards the sea, exploding on impact. Remaining crew: Lt Walter Weisslener, Observer (MIA), Uffz Herbert Bhen, wireless operator (MIA) and Gefr Werner Willeke, mechanic (KIA).
28 Artus, WernerLt9/12/192412/NJG-6 (12/44)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620876 "2Z + LK" (lost 1/27/45) EK 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Entringen the night of 26/27 January, 1945 as a result of icing. Source: T. Boiten. Remaining crew (bailed with injuries): Ogefr Günther Jahnke, Ogefr Herbert Nagel and Ogefr Sebastian Lohr (A.Rosseels).
29 Auerswald, RudolfFw3/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140443 "B3 + PL" (lost 8/3/44) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 3 August, 1944 when his ac was attacked by a night fighter while attacking troop positions during the liberation of Avranches. Remaining crew: Gefr Paul Busch, Obs (WIA), Uffz Richard Wagener, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Edgar Willhöft, Gnr (dispo unk) (D.Drury).
30 Augenstein, Hans HeinzHptm7/11/1921Pforzheim Brötzingen in Baden469/NJG-1 (10/43), 7/NJG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 12/NJG-1 (11/44)Bf 110F, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140078 "G9+HZ" (lost 12/7/44)
RK(6/9/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
br>EP(1/17/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 December, 1944 NW of Münster-Handorf by an RAF Long Range Night Fighter flown by Flt Lt Hedgecoe. Another source suggests the G-4 Werk # as 740078. Augenstein and his R/O, Uffz Steins were killed, and the gunner, Uffz Schmidt managed to bale out successfully. WIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat at Roubaix Be.. One known victory, a Wellington 1 km southeast of Ahlhorn on 1 August, 1942. Five known victories were bombers, including two Lancasters by Zwolle on 23 October, 1943. Another, a Halifax at Emmerich on 15 February, 1944. A Halifax 4 km ESE of Maastricht on 28 April, 1944.
31 Auhagen, HubertLtIV/NJG-5Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730284 (dam 2/1/45)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 1 February, 1945 by enemy fire, location and remaining crew disposition not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
32 Autenrieth, HansHptm3/15/1921Weiler22 6/NJG-1 (8/41), Stab II/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-4 (3/43), 6/NJG-4 (6/43), Kdr II/NJG-4 (2/44) Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712343 (lost 8/4/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 6 August, 1944 after being shot down by a Mosquito NE of Rennes on 4 August, 1944. WIA 20/21 January, 1944; shot down by a Lancaster, crashing at Spreenhagel near Berlin. One known victory, possibly his 1st, a Halifax on 13 August, 1941, in the Groningen area. Another victory, two Wellingtons south of Burg on 1 August - Wellington X9917 was one, 1942. Another Wellington 100 m southwest of Venlo on 12 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 101 Sq. near Liege on 24-25 August, 1942. A Halifax II #1216 "PM-Q" near Marquillies, crashing at Rosmeer-Bilzen (Be) on 5 October, 1942 (Surviving RAF Nav, F/Sgt Gordon Mellor & Jozef Simons, Secy Hemology Soc.,Rosmeer). A Stirling 6 km northeast of Souilly on 8 March, 1943. Another Stirling 3 km southwest of Chalons-sur-Marne on 12 March, 1943. A Halifax, same location, on 17 April, 1943. Two victories on 23 June, 1943; a Stirling and a Wellington. A Stirling 5 km WSW of Diest, Be. on 25 June, 1943. A Halifax E of Dinant on 26 November, 1943, while in 1/NJG-4. A Lancaster on 10 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" at Trappes on 2 June, 1944. A Lancaster 5 km E of Dreux on 10 June, 1944. A Lancaster at St Leo on 8 July, 1944. His only known R/O/Gunner, Uffz Adam was killed by the French Resistance when they were both captured after crashing at Fougeres France. The French turned Autenrieth over to the Americans. American POW, released in 1946. Autenrieth died 8 June, 1996. Added: His 8/4/44 Remaining crew: Fw Adam Rudolf (geb 7/21/1919 Schwemlingen), R/O (MIA) and Uffz Georg Helbig (6/29/1920 Steinfeld), Mech (POW) (absa3945).
33 Baake, WernerHptm11/1/1918Nordhausen, Harz431/NJG-1(6/43), 3/NJG-1(9/43), 2/NJG-1(4/44), Stfkpt 3/NJG-1(5/44), Kdr I/NJG-1(10/44 to end)Bf 110F, Bf 110-G-4 Wk# 740062 "G9 + ML" (lost 1/28/44),He 219A-2 in 3/NJG-1 (5/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP(9/6/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 27/28 January, 1944 when his Bf 110G-4 collided with an English bomber, crashing at Uftalsperre, near Gemünd. 195 combat missions. All Night victories. His R/O was Fw Bettaque, after Uffz Waldbauer (KIA1/28/44). Two known victories, a Wellington 1 km northeast of Neerschoten and a Halifax II 5 km northwest of Gorinchem on 12 June, 1943. A Lancaster at Neerpelt, Krs Limburg, on 17 June, 1943. A Wellington and a Halifax the night of 22 June, 1943. He scored three victories the next day, two Lancasters and a Halifax in the Utrecht region. A Stirling III of RAF No. 620 Sq., EE942 "QS-R", piloted by F/Sgt J.F.Nichols, the night of 28 August, 1943, by Halbersdorf, west of Mains. A double victory on 25 April, 1944; a Lancaster at Loop op Zand-Tilburth and a Halifax near Werkendam. A B-17 50 km W of Venlo on 4 May, 1944. A double victory on 7 May, 1944; a Mosquito 1 km NE of Herkendorf (which only his He 219 could catch) and a B-17 W of Venlo. Another double, two "4 mots" at Aachen on 22 June, 1944. A "4 mot" opposing the Bochum-Dortmund Raid on 4 November, 1944. He died piloting a Lufthansa B-720-030 "D-ABOP", when it crashed on 15 July, 1964.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Halifax LV962 1944-04-25
34 Babinek, WilfriedLt11/27/1921Feuerbach3/NJG-2 (Med)Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0636 "R4 + CL" (lost 12/28/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew over Malta 28 December, 1941, cause not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Shot down by AA fire, first buried in Malta and then re-buried in the St Michele Cem., Cagliari Sardinia (German Losses over Malta).
35 Bachfelden, Alfred Prank vonLt3/KG-53He 111H-4 Werk # 3235 "A1 + LL" (lost 5/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 4 May, 1941 after his ac was damaged by a night fighter, and made a forced landing at Sharrington, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Gefr Blasius Regnat, Obs (POW); Gefr Bruno Kauhardt, R/O (KIA, bur CC/5/10/228) and Uffz Walter Richter, Flt Engr (POW) (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: von Bachselten.
36 Bachmann, HeinzOfw4/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710891 "3C + HM" (lost 12/23/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA the night of 23/24 December, 1944, Bachmann and crew failing to return from a mission over the western front. (Ardennes) Jager Blatt 3/2003. Remaining crew (MIA): R/O Uffz Wilhelm Schröder and Engr Ofw Georg Ertl (Lost Aircraft Report).
37 Baer, HansHptm10/29/1915Metz12Stfkpt 12(N)/JG-2 (4/40-6/40), Stfkpt 4/NJG-3 (4/43), Stfkpt 5/NJG-5, Kdr II/NJG-5 (9/43)Bf 110C, D, E, F & G; Do 217J & NEP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 20/21 December, 1943 at Garwitz, near Parchim, due to engine exploding on takeoff (Boiten). Injured in a non-operational crash, as Hptm in 4/NJG-3, 4 km south of Rantum/Sylt. One known victory, a Lancaster on 20 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster on 21 April, 1943. A 3rd, same day, and a 4th Lancaster into the sea, all three Lancasters the night of 20/21 April, 1943. A 5th, a Stirling on 28/29 April, 1943. A 6th, a Wellington 2 km N of Jaschen on 4 July, 1943. A 7th, a "4 mot" NW of Kassel on 3 October, 1943. Magnus & R.Randall: victories may be as high as 12; alternate spelling: Bär. The spelling Baer came from the OKL Claims List.
38 Bahnemann, Horst GüntherUffz1/15/1922Rastatt9/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + DT" (lost 6/12/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 June, 1944 at Grainville-sur-Odon, Calvados, Fr., in the Seine Bay area, when attacked by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Kurt Gohl and Uffz Karl Schoffers. The deceased are buried in the german War Cem. at La Cambe Fr., Blk 9, Row 9 as follows: Uffz Bahnemann, Gr 345; Gefr Gohk, Gr 347 and Uffz Schoffers, Gr 343. In an earlier incident, in the same ac, on 20 April, 1944, during an operation over the North Sea, they were attacked by a night fighter. They escaped the attacker by evasive action, however, the gunner, Gefr Hans Schiebeck bailed, and the others returned home without him. The gunners body was recovered, but there is no listing for him in the VDK (D.Drury).
39 Bähner, HelmutUffz12/7/1912Niedersessmar4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen/Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0335 "R4 + AM" (possibly DM) (lost 6/14/41) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1941 during a night intruder mission near Lincolnshire, when he was attacked by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 25 Sq., piloted by P/O D.W. Thompson and P/O L.D. Britain. The AC was hit some 36 times by cannon fire and the starboard engine was set on fire. The AC crashed at Wingland Marsh, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, before the crew had time to bail. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Jakob Ried, R/O and Uffz Heinz (Hans) Schulz (geb 10/23/1915), Gunner. Alternate spelling: Baehner. Added: Uffz Ried buried Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard, War Graves Plot 2, Row 2, Gr 6. Uffz Schulz buried Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard, Sec Q, Gr 40. No known grave for pilot Bähner (D.Drury).
40 Bahr, GüntherOfw7/18/1921Neu Leegden, E. Prussia37 6/SKG-210, 6/ZG-1, I/NJG-1, 4,8 & 12/NJG-4, 7/NJG-3 (8/43), 3/NJG-6 (8/43), 1 & 7/NJG-6 Bf 110C, He 219
RK(3/28/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/44)
EP(5/15/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
36 four-engine bombers at night and one day victory in Russia. About 90 Night combat missions. One known victory, a B-17 20 km SE of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd B-17 same day at Sulzbach, 30 km N of Heilbronn. A Lancaster 35 km N of Hameln on 18 October, 1943. Another Lancaster SSW of Hochspeyer on 17 November, 1943. A "4 mot" in the Berlin area on 2 December, 1943. A Lancaster "JB122" of No.625 Sq. 10km NW of Oranienburg. A "4 mot" on 27 April, 1944, no location (most likely near Schweinfurt). A Lancaster 50 km W of Stuttgart on 29 July, 1944. A Halifax W of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. A B-17 NW of Mannheim on 12 September, 1944. Nos. 21 to 24, 4 B-24s in the Munich area on 8 January, 1945. Nos. 25 to 28, four Lancasters, two near Stuttgart, one N of Ludwigsburg, and one the eastern end of Mannheim, all on 28 January, 1945. Nos. 29 to 35, all Lancasters WSW of Mannheim/Worms 2/21/45. His 36th, a Lancaster NE of Pforzheim on 23 February, 1945. His 37th victory, a Lancaster W of Nürnberg on 16 March, 1945. Deceased 29 April, 2009. Photo
41 Bahr, PaulFw2 7/NJG-3 (8/43), 11/NJG-6 (8/44) Bf 110G-4
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed in Action 24 August, 1944 Source: T. Boiten. His two OKL victories, a "4 mot" 50 km north of Peenemünde 0n 17 August, 1943 and a Stirling north of Berlin on 24 August, 1943. Added: KIA 24 August, 1944, Bucharest Romania while serving in 11/NJG-6 (NJG-6 Loss List).
42 Baldischweiler, K.Uffz6/NJG-2Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4615 (lost 7/14/42)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis 110 crashed at Wieringerwerf Holland, on Klievensweg, on 14 July, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart) This could be Uffz Hans Baldischweiler, later in 12/NJG-1.
43 Ballier, FriedrichOblt15/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 711118 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His crew: Uffz. Müllner (co-pilot?) and Uffz. Stieg (Gunner?). Jager Blatt mention. His victories may be as high as three per T. Boiten.
44 Barte, WalterMaj10/10/191117Stab II/NJG-1 (9/41), I/NJG-1 (8/42), 4/NJG-1 (9/42), Kdr III/NJG-3 (10/43 to end)Ju 88G in III/NJG-3, Bf 110D-3 Werk # Unk "G9 + FM" in /NJG-1 (St Trond)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Also seen the name spelled 'Barthe'. One known victory, a B-17 of the 100th BG flown by Robert Knox. A double victory, his 1st and 2nd, on 15-16 September, 1941, 2 Hampdens, no locations. Two victories on 31 May, 1942; a Wellington 30 km north of Hasselt, and a Manchester at Kinroy. A Stirling I of RAF No. 149 Sq. at lEcluse (Brabant), 10 km SW of Tienen Belgium the night of 5-6 June, 1942. A Wellington 2 km southwest of Oploo on 1 August, 1942. A Lancaster I of RAF No. 83 Sq. at Morkhoven (Antwerpen), 6 km SSW of Herentals Belgium, the night of 24-25 August, 1942. Two Wellington IVs of RAF No. 21 (OTU) in the Limburg Belgium area the night of 16-17 September, 1942, one being HE110 'SJ-Q', which crashed at Spalbeek, 8km WNW of Hasselt (John Jones, who also supplied the Bf110 images). Two more victories, a Lancaster and a Halifax on 12 June, 1943. Another dual victory, a Lancaster and a Halifax at Peenemünde on 17 August, 1943. A Lancaster at Berlin-Reindendorf on 16 December, 1943. A "4 mot" SW of Düsseldorf on 23 April, 1944. A B-17 at Jävenitz, SW of Stendal, on 29 April, 1944. His occasional R/O was an Uffz Pieper at St Trond.

L-R: Barte - Pieper - Unknown

Barte's Bf110 based at St. Trond (courtesy Herman Mertens)
45 Bastian, ErwinUffz9/25/1919Celle9/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301576 "B3 + CT" (lost 6/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed at Ooy Holland, by Nijmegen, on 12 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The specific crash location was at Groenlanden, about 2km NW of Ooy (Ooij), sd by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Ysselsteyn, Blk X, Row 3): Ogefr Franz Ehm, Obs (Gr 65); Uffz Anton Pöllath, R/O (Gr 67) and Uffz A lbert Hansen, Gnr (Gr 66). Pilot Uffz Bastian buried in Grave 69 (D.Drury).
46 Bauer, MartinHptm6/10/1915102/NJG-1 (2/42), 7/NJG-1 (8/42), 1/NJG-1 (11/42), 3/NJG-1 (1/43), Stfkpt 11/NJG-6 (6/43), 11/NJG-6 (4/44 Balkans)Bf 110C, D & EEP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, a Stirling 4 km southwest of Bentelo, and a Halifax 15 km southwest of Leer, both on 28 August, 1942. A Lancaster on 16 September, 1942. A Halifax on 20 December, 1942. Another victory, a Stirling 2 km southwest of Boxmeer on 14 February, 1943. A 6th, a Wellington 2 km east of Wauroy on 29 March, 1943. A 7th, a B-24 NE of Bechetul on 4 April, 1944. An 8th, a B-24 over the Balkans, SW of Bucharest on 7 May, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, a Halifax and a B-24 W of Bucharest on 10 August, 1944. Magnus Report suggests his victories are 13.
47 Bauer, WolfrathOblt10/30/1918Munich5Stab III/NJG-1 (Reich Def), Stfkpt 7/NJG-1 (6/42)Bf 110C, Bf 110F-4 Werk # 4653 (lost 1/4/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 January, 1943 at Duisburg-Hamborn, one unnamed crewman injured, sd by flak (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Manchester I of RAF No. 50 Sq. at Beekbergen (Gelderland), 5 km south of Apeldoorn Holland the night of 3-4 June, 1942. A 2nd victory, a Wellington III of RAF No. 57 Sq. at Rhaan, 5 km north of Hellendoorn Holland the night of 19-20 June, 1942. A 3rd, a Stirling I of RAF No. 15 Sq. near Bentelo, in the cummune of Delden, 5 km W of Hengelo Holland, the night of 27-28 August, 1942. A 4th, same night, a Lancaster I of RAF No. 44 Sq. at Haltern, 6 km WSW of Steinfurt Holland. A 5th, a Halifax II of RAF No. 76 Sq. between Liedern and Bocholt, the night of 20-21 December, 1942. Pilot buried Enschede, Holland.
48 Baumann,Fw15/NJG-3 (2/44), 6/NJG-3 (2/45) Ju 88C-6 in 5 Staffel, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621300 "D5 + ?P" (lost 2/2/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" N of Zerbst on 20 February, 1944. Added: His Wk# 621300 was hit by flak at Küstrin the night of 1/2/February, 1945, pilot and crew disposition unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Böcking and Uffz Fallier (M.Balss).
49 Baumgartl, ErichHptm10/24/1918BraunsdorfStfkpt 3/KG-55 (7/43), Kdr I/KG-30 (2/44), Kdr I/KG-55 (7/44)He 111H, Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330406 "4D + AH" (lost 7/12/44)
RK(7/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1944, sd by a British Mosquito night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Fritz Pleger, Obs and Uffz Karl Cyrus, Gnr. The unnamed R/O managed to bail safely.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Baumgartl with Ju88 after belly-landing
50 Becker, ErichOfw4/330/1918Crossen, Oder32/NJG-6 Bf 110D-2, Bf 110F-4, Bf 110G-4 Werk # Unk (lost 2/24/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 reported sd 24 February, 1944 at Marlow, by Warnemünde, no further detail (NJG-6 Loss List). One known victory, a Halifax 5 km N of Düsseldorf on 3 November, 1943. A 2nd same day, a Lancaster at Düsseldorf. A 3rd, a Halifax WSW of Mannheim on 18 November, 1943.
51 Becker,Gefr8/JG-53 (9/40)Bf 109E-4 (lost 9/40)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed into the Channel on 29 September, 1940, after aerial combat over England (Prien). Not certain if he perished, since I have a Gefr Heinrich Becker later in 8/JG-53 and a Fw Becker later in 6/JG-53.
52 Becker, AdamUffz8/KG-1Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3358 "V4 + BS" (lost 5/5/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew the night of 4/5 May, 1941; they are s/d by Beaufighter piloted by W/Co Atcherley from 25 Sqn into the “Butcher Arms” public house at Bourne-Market Deeping near Eastergate. Four civilians and three soldiers are killed along with the German crew.
53 Becker, AlbertOfhrFFS Lyngby (Denmark 10/43), 2/JG-77 (5/44 Italy)Bf 109F-4 "DR + ZM" (interned in Sweden), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163214 "Red 3" (lost 5/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspBecker was undergoing combat training when his unit had been alerted that American bombers were flying over Denmark, so a number of fighters departed at once. Becker had no contact with the members of his unit, however, he stumbled across about 100 B-17 bombers. He made a passat the last B-17 but was soon out of contact and flying in a fog bank.He decided to return to base but became disoriented and flew in over Sweden. Running low on fuel, he made a wheels up landing according to procedure at Växjö. Becker was unhurt in the landing and was permitted to return to Germany. Source: B.Widfeldt. KIA 25 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a B-24 and a P-38 at Grosseto (Bf 109 Loss List).
54 Becker, Aloysius "Alois"Fw10/16/1918HeinsbergIII/StG-77, 1/JG-26 (joins 8/44)Ju 87, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175127 "White 13" (lost)EP(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 September, 1944 in his "White 13" during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 411 Sq. W of Emmerich-Spijk. On the 27th of September 1944 his Staffel was near enemy lines at the German-Dutch border. Becker, flying his Focke Wulf Fw 190 A-8 (Werkn. 175127, Kennz. 'Weiße 13'), got involved in a dogfight with one of the British fighters. Above Emmerich, his aircraft was hit and Becker was forced to jump out of his aircraft but did not manage to release his parachute. He was hit by the tail of his own aircraft, falling to earth unconscious and was instantly killed. He also had 253 missions as a Dive Bomber pilot in StG-77. Added: Birth data & EP data per Vermeer EP Awards List.
55 Becker, EduardUffzIII/JG-54Bf 109G-4 Werk # 16108 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspUninjured in a force landing crash 13 March, 1943, when he experienced engine problems and set down near Blankenberge. Source: A. Rosseels.
56 Becker, FriedrichUffz7/31/1916Pfungstadt16/JG-3Bf 109E-4 (lost 8/18/40)Wound Badge
EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim on 15 June, 1940, no location. Added: WIA 18 August, 1940: he returned wounded to France after combat and managed a crash landing at Marquise airfield, SW of Calais, but later died of his wounds. He is buried in the Bourdon War Cem., Blk 25, Row 6, Gr 226 (D.Drury).
57 Becker, GüntherLt1/KG-55 (Melun-Villaroche)He 111H-4 Werk # 1724 "G1 + GH" (lost 5/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew the night of 7/8 May, 1941; failed to return from a mission to Liverpool. Remaining crew: Uffz Emil Vierner (or Vilser), Obs; Uffz Rdgar Faulhaber, R/O and Ofw Georg Lunz, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
58 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.
59 Becker, HorstLt4/24/1922Bluesenbach, Cologne4/KG-2Ju 188E-1 Werk # 260238 "U5 + BM" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14/15 March, 1944 during a night attack on London, when he was shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 488 Sq., piloted by S/L S.L. Bunting (DFC). The AC was struck on the starboard engine, which caught fire and the AC veered sharply to starboard and dove into the ground on White House Farm, near Chelmsford, Essex, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Gerhard Bartolain, Observer; Uffz Albert Lange, R/O; Uffz Gunter Goecking, Gunner 1 and Ofw Heinrich Litschke, Gunner 2.
60 Becker, KarlOblt19/NJG-2 (9/42), Stfkpt 2/NJG-3 (5/43), Stfkpt 6/NJG-3 (12/43), Kdr II/NJG-3 (7/44), Kdr I/NJG-101 (8/44)Ju 88C-6, Do 217J EK 2
EP (7/1/42), Night Fighter Operational Clasp
LOCS. One known victory, a Boston on 11 September, 1942.
61 Becker, KarlOblt6/7/1915Weilheim an der Teck/Esslingen412/JG-1 (3/43), Stfkpt 3/JG-1 (7/43 Deelen)Bf 109F & G, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410005 "Yellow 14" (lost 7/30/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 July, 1943 in aerial combat in his A-5 with a P-47 over Hengelo (Ijsselmeer) Holland. The A-5 reported to have crashed south of Arnhem (DeSwart). No known grave. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 north of Ameland on 18 March, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 on 26 July, 1943. his 3rd, a B-17 (HSS) NW of Oldenburg on 28 July, 1943. His 4th, and last, another B-17 at Doesburg on 30 July, 1943.
62 Becker, Karl HeinzFw8 10/NJG-11 (aka Kdo Welter & NJ Kdo-262, Feb.45) Me 262A-1 Werk # 500075 "Red 2" (20% dam 2/15/45; uninj emer land between Warendorf & Telgte, cause unk), Me 262B-1a/U1 Night Fighter EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. 5 Mosquitos. All victories in the Me 262. Second most successful Me 262 Night Fighter pilot. One known victory, a P-38 on 15 February, 1945. A 2nd, a Mosquito on 21 March, 1945. A 3rd, a Mosquito on 22 March, 1945. A 4th & 5th, both Mosquitos on 24 March, 1945. Nos. 6 & 7, both Mosquitos on 27 March, 1945. One of the victims on March 27th was F/Lt Andre van Amsterdam in a Mosquito Mk XVI Serial: MM131 XD-J of RAF No. 139 (Jamaica) Sq. north of Brandenburg. van Amsterdam bailed safely but has not been found (R.Philips). An 8th, a Mosquito on 31 March, 1945.
63 Becker, KurtFw15/JG-302Fw 190A-5 Werk # 155868 "Yellow 1" (lost 12/4/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 4 December, 1943 at Freiburg/Elbe, cause unknown. One known victory, an "unidentified" AC at Berlin on 2 December, 1943. This may be a 2nd Kurt Becker, since the other was an Ofw in July, 1943, and this man is a Fw in December, 1943. (Could have been demoted!)
64 Becker, sicHptm1Stab I/NJG-101Bf 110G-4, Ju 88C & G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" at Karlstuhl on 26 August, 1944.
65 Becker, W.Uffz4(F)/122Ju 88A-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspForce landed 27 May, 1940 after being severely damaged by a fighter, possibly that of F/Lt Pearson of RAF No. 54 Sq.. Only one of the Remaining crew identified; Gefr J. Speck (WIA). Remainder of the crew and pilot disposition unknown. No mention of a POW status. Wiki Luft data.
66 Beetz, WilhelmOgefr12/19/19174/NJG-2 (Channel)Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0345 "R4 + BM" (lost 4/17/41) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA with unnamed crew at the Gothic House Farm, Thorney, Cambridgshire 17 April, 1941; cause unknown, may have been shot down by another I/NJG-2 aircraft (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: A more precise crash location is the Hurns Farm, Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire. The wreck was buried here in soft ground until recovery in 1978, including thr remains of three crewmen. The three deceased buried CC, Blk 8, Row 7. Remaining crew: Gefr Rudolf Kronika Gr 165 w/pilot Beetz and Gefr Johann Mittag Gr 166 (D.Drury).
67 Beier, WilhelmOblt11/18/1913Homberg, Niederrhein383/NJG-2 (4/41), 4/NJG-2, 9/NJG-2 (9/42), NJG-1, NJG-3, Ausbildungskommando Ost (East Trng Cmd) Instr.Ju 88C-6 Wek # 5338 ? in 4/NJG-2 (Venlo), Bf 110C-2
RK(10/11/41), EP(6/19/41 as Fw),

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
About 250 combat missions. One known victory, perhaps his first, a Hurricane 5 km E of Spilsby the night of 15-16 December, 1940. His 2nd, a Whitley at Cambridge, 9-10 April, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington at Wells-next-Sea on 7-8 May, 1941. His 4th, a Blenheim 50 km east of Scarborough, 11 May, 1941. His 5th, a Blenheim 20 km southeast of Lowestoft on 3-4 June, 1941. His 9th & 10th, both Whitleys on 6 July, 1941, no location. Nos.12, 13 & 14, a Blenheim, a Halifax and a Wellington downed 8 August, 1941 over England. He downed a Manchester, a Halifax and a Wellington on 7 September, 1942. At wars end, he was training for Night Fighting with the Me 262. One author proclaims that Beier was the first RO to receive the RK! His photo reveals the Pilot Badge being worn, unless there were two Wilhelm Beiers! Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories, all night. Deceased 12 July, 1977. Added: EP per Vermeer EP Awards List.
68 Bengsch, HorstMaj15/KG-3, Erg/NJG-2 (6/42), Kdr III/KG-3 (1/44), Kdr I/NJG-7 (2/44), Kdr IV/NJG-2 (10/44)Ju 88G in all three units, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620298 "4R + EE" (lost 1/24/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA the night of 23/24 January, 1945; failed to return from a night mission in the Konin-Kutno area. Remaining crew (MIA): Ofhr Alfons Efers and Uffz Peter Fuchs. One known victory, a Halifax II of RAF No. 102 Sq. into the sea 60 km W of Walcheren the night of 16-17 June, 1942, a Hptm at the time (Chorley). Alternate spelling: Bensch (Chorley, RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942)
69 Benning, AntonLt5/15/1918Hakenberg, Westfalen28JG-106, JG-300, 1/JG-302 (3/44), 2/JG-302 (5/44), 10/JG-301 (11/44), Stfkpt 1/JG-301Transports, Bf 109G & Fw 190A-8 in JG-301
RK(4/13/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2 Glider Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
18 Bombers. 1 Mosquito. About half his victories were at night. About 100 combat missions. Two known victories, both Lancasters, one 20 km SE of Bremen, the other NE of Verden on 22 September, 1943. His 4th, a Lancaster over Berlin on 24 March, 1944. A B-24 at Nickelsdorf, SW of Brück, on 10 May, 1944. A 2nd B-24, same day, near Sopron. A double victory on 9 June, 1944; both B-24s near Landshut/Wasserburg. A B-24 (HSS) NE of Augsburg on 13 June, 1944. Another double on 26 November, a B-24 and a P-51, SW of Hannover. His 14th, a P-51 S of Eberswalde on 5 December, 1944. Photo
70 Berber, Oblt26/NJG-1 (8/42), NJG-2Bf 110E-1 & 2
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One 18 August, 1942, he downed a Stirling and a Wellington, both into the sea.
71 Berg, Uffz37/NJG-3 (Kastrup 5/43)Bf 110G-4 "D5 + DR" (lost at sea)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down 30 May, 1943 during an attack on an English ship, when the AC engines were hit by flak, forcing Berg to ditch in the sea off Skagerak Denmark. He and an Instructor at BFS-4, Ofw Wirths, were on a calibration mission when they spotted the ship and decided to attack. Both were rescued at sea, however, Wirths was hospitalized for a month due to his injuries. Berg was uninjured (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a "Boeing" at K. Hillinge on 21 April, 1943. A 2nd, a Stirling at Taagerup Denmark on 29 April, 1943. A 3rd, a Lancaster 4 km NE of Dühnen by Cuxhaven on 25 July, 1943.
72 Berg, Walter vonFwII/NJG-3Bf 110C & DNight Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 April, 1942 when hit by return fire from a British Wellington. He and R/O Fw Walter Heidenreich were able to bail out, but his chute did not open. Heidenreich survived.
73 Bergeest, HarryUffz6/26/19227/NJG-2Ju 88C-6 Werk # 720321 "R4 + BR" (lost 2/15/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 15 February, 1944; his Ju 88 crashed at the Twente Holland airfield, blinded by searchlights during his landing approach. Remaining crew (KIFA): R/O Gefr Alfred Artmann (7/12/1922) and Engr Ogefr Horst Bühring (12/19/1921). All buried Ysselsteyn Block Q, Row 10, Graves 237, 238 and 239. (DeSwart & Lost Aircraft Report).
74 Berger, FriedrichObltSalzburg7NJG-3, 3/NJGr-10 (7/44)Fw 190A-5 & 6, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713494 (lost 7/26/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 July, 1944. Oblt Berger crashed in his Ju 88 by Chateau Salins. He and Uffz K. Dirlewanger perished. One known victory, a "4 mot" N of Rotterdam on 21 July, 1944.
75 Berger, FritzHptm5/25/19131Stab II/NJG-2 (10/44 Köln-Butzweilerhof)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713635 "4R + EC" (lost 10/19/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-1 sd by flak at Wiers 19 October, 1944. He, and his R/O Uffz herbert Anders bailed safely w/o injury. His Gnr Uffz Reinhold Leuze bailed with wounds (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a "4 mot" at St Dizier on 19 July, 1944.
76 Berger, WalterOfw4/1/1912Thale2/NJG-6 Ju 88G-1 Werk # 713516 "2Z + QK" (lost 12/6/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 6 December, 1944; aerial combat with a Mosquito at Bad Homburg. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Walter Hermann (geb 1/28/1922 Sandberg)(KIA); 2nd R/O Uffz Emil Berneiser (WIA) and Gnr Ogefr Gerhard Steinmüller (geb 11/6/1924 Pfauen) (KIA).
77 Bergmann, HelmutHptm5/26/1920Bochum357/NJG-4(9/42), Erg/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(6/43), 8/NJG-4(8/43), Stfkpt 8/NJG-4(4/44)Bf 110(all models), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5334 (lost 6/22/43), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140320 "3C + CS" (8/7/44)
RK(7/8/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)
EP(6/25/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1944 in Wk# 140320 when he and his crew, R/O Fw Günter Hauthal and Gnr Fw WilhelmSchopp, failed to return from a mission near Avranches in the invasion area. All buried Marigny. He crashed his G-4 Wk# 5334 north of Harderwijk Holland on 22 June, 1943 due to enemy fire, crew OK, an Oblt at the time (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). 135 combat missions. All 36 victories were night victories. One known, perhaps his 1st, a Whitley V 10 km south of Verdun on 20 September, 1942. Another, a Stirling 2 km east of Laon on 29 November, 1942, while in 7/NJG-3. A Halifax II SW of Caen on 12 November, 1943. One Lancaster & 6 Halifax over France on 11 April, 1944. On 21 April, 1944, he scored 7 victories over Lancasters. Three Lancaster in the St Dizier/Toul area on 27 April, 1944. Another multiple victoy of six on 4 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo Alternate spelling: Bergemann (DeSwart).
78 Berner, FritzOfhr8/13/1923Friedrichshafen4/NJG-6 Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714415 "2Z + JM" (lost 9/12/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 September, 1944; collided with LA143 (British Bomber?) at Niederwöllstadt. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O Gefr Günther Flegler (6/15/1924 Grosssachsen, Mannheim); R/O2 Fw Herbert Gerhard (10/2/1920) and Gnr Uffz Dietrich Will (10/24/1921 Königsberg).
79 Bertram, GüntherOblt35KG-4, NJSchwarm Kdo-Ost, 4/NJG-100 (5/44 S.U.), 3/NJG-100 (4/45)He 111H, Ju 88C-6s in 4/NJG-100, Ju 88A-4 "8V + CH" in NJSch, , Do 217N, & Fw 189A , Ju 88G-6 "W7 + AM" (lost 4/30/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
AC "W7 + AM" lost 30 April, 1945 at Lübeck-Blankensee, no further detail (A. Rosseels). His first known victories, four Soviets the night of 8-9 May, 1944; three PS-84s and a Boston III. A 2nd, a PS-84 the night of I July, 1944. A DB-3F SW of Kobrin the night of 9-10 July, 1944. Two PS-84s at Tomashov the night of 14-15 July, 1944. A Soviet Boston the night of 20-21 July, 1944. An Il-4 and a Boston the night of 23-24 August, 1944. A DB-3F the night of 20-21 September, 1944. Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 35 victories.
80 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).
81 Bethge, WolfgangHptm8/30/1912StuttgartStfkpt 3/KGr-100 (6/41), Stfkpt 1/LG-1 ('43), Stfkpt 6/LG-1 (10/43), 10/NJG-3 (10/44)Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620391 "D5 + DF" (lost 10/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)

EP (11/3/41), EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC the night of 25/26 October, 1944; crashed at Flughafen Marx due to motor problems during a ferrying flight. Remaining crew (disp unk): Ofw Lotalla, Uffz Gennart and Ofw Benk. Source: M. Balss & LOCS.
82 Beyer, H.Uffz8/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440076 (lost 6/21/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis G-4 crashed 2 km west of the Eelde Holland airfield on 21 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
83 Beyer, KonradFw121/NJG-4Bf 110D, E & F, Ju 88G-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" by Maizy (Aisne) on 22 April, 1944. Another, a Halifax E of Landrecies on 28 April, 1944. A quad victory on 9 May, 1944; all four were "4 mots" in the Maubeuge-Charleroi areas. A "4 mot" S of Calais on 24 June, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Paris and one at St Leu on 8 July, 1944. A 9th, a "4 mot" at Courtrai on 21 July, 1944. His 10th victory, a Lancaster Mk III "ND-654 at Poelkapelle Belgium on 21 July, 1944 (Rosseels). A 11th & 12th, both "4 mots" at Gross Unstadt on 21 November, 1944. Victory count may be 15. Magnus Report
84 Beyer, W.Uffz2/NJG-1He 219A-0 Werk # 190180 (lost 6/16/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis 219 crashed at Leersum Holland on 16 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
85 Bialek, HelmutUffz8/28/1922Breslau2/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712410 "4R + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12/13 July, 1944 when he was shot down during aerial combat between Mezieres and Bellagarde. His R/O managed to bail with wounds. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Kutter, R/O (WIA) and Gefr Anton Mistlberger, Gunner (KIA).
86 Birkenstock, Hans JörgOblt12/25/1919Darmstadt7 NJG-1, NJG-4, Stab I/NJG-6 (1/44) Bf 110F-4 in NJG-4, Bf 110G-4 in NJG-6 EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 May, 1944; crashing at Vossenack/Eifel, probably shot down by an intruder (Boiten). One known victory, a Lancaster at Erfenbach on 10 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Alsenborn on 11 August, 1943. A 3rd, a Stirling at St. Martin on 18 November, 1943. A 4th, a Lancaster at Berlin-Spandau on 30 January, 1944. A 5th, a Lancaster 60 km SE of FuF Kuli on 25 February, 1944. A "4 mot" by ramming, a Halifax LK 750 "MH-Y2" of RAF No. 51 Sq., piloted by F/G Charles R. Seaman(KIA), over Baumholder on 18 March, 1944. Remaining crew: Sgt William Powell, Flt Engr(POW); F/S William A. Robson, Nav(POW); Sgt Roberet H. Pickford, R/O(POW); F/S Edward A. Glover, Bombadier(KIA); Sgt Leslie A. Baldwin, Rear Gunner(POW) and Louis H. Gulliver, Mid Upper Gunner(Inj/POW). Sgt Gulliver came down in the central section of the Halifax, being one of a few people to survive a drop of 23,000 feet without a parachute, although he was very badly injured. Birkenstock and his two crewmembers, Uffz Walter Welz (geb 6/19/1921 Brettach, Heilbronn), R/O and Uffz Kurt Maciejewski (geb 3/11/1920 Neumünster) (KIA 5/27/44) Gunner, also managed to bail from their stricken AC (Source: Peter H. Gulliver, son of Louis H. Gulliver).
87 Birnschein, HeinzHptm7/18/1913Teuchem/Weissenfels33/NJG-3 (7/44), Stfkpt 9/NJG-3 (8/44), Kdr II/NJG-3 (1/45)Bf 110G-4, Ju 88G-1 "D5 + AT" (dam 8/26/44), Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621612 "D5 + AT" (lost 1/17/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 January, 1945, crashing after aerial combat with a Mosquito of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by F/Lt A McKinnon by Lüneburg (Boiten). His Mechanic, Uffz Kurt Barth was injured in the crash. One known victory, a "4 mot" at Vendome on 1 July, 1944. A 2nd, a "2 mot" (B-26 most likely) at Amiens on 8 July, 1944. A 3rd, a "4 mot" 25 km NW of Vechta on 13 August, 1944. His Ju 88G-1 was shot down w/o injuries near Frankfurt the night of 25/26 August, 1944. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Scholten, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Fritz Wendland, Gunner.
88 Bisang, Lothar Dr.Lt12/NJG-2 (7/41 Channel) Ju 88C-4 Werk # 880724 "R4 + KK" (lost 7/28/41)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 July, 1941. One known victory, a Blenheim on 28 July, 1941, near Wivenhoe Essex England. His other crew, all KIA; Gefr Werner Ulbricht (bur CC, Blk 1, Gr 314) and Gefr Fritz Rosenstock. A Jager Blatt inquiry of 2/1998 implies that the crew was lost the day of this victory. A Jager Blatt response on 2/2001, Bisang reported that one engine had failed and that one of the crew was wounded. The British reported that the Ju 88 was being pursued by a Havoc, however, the Ju 88 fell before the Havoc began to shoot. The crew were all buried at Ipswich. Alternate spelling: Biesang.
89 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.
90 Bisping, JosephHptm3/22/1913Emsdetten, Westfalen4/Aufkl.Gr., Ob.d.L. (1/39), Kdr EKdo. Bisping (12/44)Ju 88B-0, Ju 88C-7 "K9 + VH", Ar 240 (6/44 Warsaw), Ar 234 Werk # Unk "T9 + HL" (8/44), Ar 234 Werk # Unk "T9 + EH", Ar 234B-2/N Wk# 140145 "SM + FE" Night Fighter Test AC, lost 2/13/45
RK(10/22/41)

, DK-G (?), EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 13 February, 1945 when he crashed at Oranienburg airfield due to a servicing error during a night takeoff. Both he and his RO, Hptm Albert Vogl were killed (LOCS & D.Drury). Added: Both the deceased are buried in the War cem., Oranienburg-Lehnitz, Blk 100, Row 1; Bisping in Gr 9, Vogl in Gr 10 (D.Drury).
91 Blume, Gerhard ChristianOfhr5/15/19223/LG-1Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3838 "L1 + EL" (lost 6/16/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 June, 1944 after his ac was involved in aerial combat with a night fighter. He was attacking shipping in the invasion area around the Seine Estuary. Missing also, was his observer, Hptm Hermann Harms, and two other unnamed crewmen (D.Drury).
92 Blume, Horst RudigerLt1/26/1924Halberstadt38/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen & Volkel), 11/NJG-3 (11/44) Ju 88G Werk # 620172 "4R + HS" (lost 11/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 November, 1944 in a non-operational crash south of Lübbecke (Boiten). Remaining crew (disp unk): Ogefr Kautz, Uffz Schulz and Uffz Wilhelm (M.Balss). One known victory, a "4 mot" on 13 August, 1944, no location given. Added: The ac crashed at Obermehnen, Dist Minden-Lübbecke. The cause of the crash was bad weather. Remaining crew (all KIC; buried "Unter den Linden",Gütersloh): Ogefr Siegfried Kautz, R/O (geb 7/17/24 Dresden, Gr 73); Uffz Waldemar Schultz, Mech 1 (geb 3/20/20 Hamburg, Gr 71) and Uffz Wilhelm Rudolf, Mech 2 (geb 11/17/22 Greifenberg, Gr 72). Pilot Lt Blume buried Grave 70 (U.Klitsch 10/2020).
93 Blutharsch, RudolfOfwNJG-2, 10/NJG-3 (Grove)Do 217J-1 Werk # 1269 "D5 + FV" (90% damaged)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIC 10 November, 1942 when, during a Test Flight, the AC experienced engine failure after maintenance and made an emergency landing at the Grove airfield. He died of his injuries (broken ribs) on 13 November, 1942, and was buried in the Frederikshaven Cemetery. Remaining crew (WIC): Fw Gerhardt Böhm, R/O; Uffz Adolf Fleschner, Gunner and Uffz Theodor Krämer, Prüfmeister, all three taken to the hospital in Hald. Source: Air War over Denmark. Boiten suggests 5 victories.
94 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).
95 Bock, RichardOfw3/KG-55He 111H-6 Werk # 7526 "G1 + GV" (lost 7/31/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. His H-6 was sd by Beaufighter night fighters off the south coast of England. He and R/O Ofw Wilhelm Becker survived and were taken prisoner. See Karbe, Adalbert for additional detail.
96 Bodenhagen, RudolfOfw3/24/1914Kotzenbüll2/KG-2Do 217E Werk # Unk (lost 4/24/42), Do 217E-4 Werk # 4267 "U5 + SK" (or CK) (lost 8/23/42)Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 23/24 August, 1942; sd by an RAF Beaufighter night fighter, and crashed at East Walton, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Remaining crew (KIA): Hptm Rudolf Hellmann, Obs (geb 7/21/1912; EP 10/5/42 Post); Ofw Gerhard Rockstroh, R/O and Theobald Römelt, Gnr.. The deceased are buried in Marham Cem., Blk E; Hellmann Gr 3, Bodenhagen Gr 2, Rockstroh Gr 4 and Römelt Gr 5 (Luft Offz Career Summary & D.Drury).
97 Bogensberg, MichaelLt11/23/19217/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440069 "G9 + LR" (lost 6/17/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 17 June, 1944, cause unknown. His G-4 crashed at Magele Holland (gem. Den Ham) (DeSwart). Remaining crew (KIC & all bur Ysselsteyn, Blk Q, Row 10): R/O Ogefr Albert Neuhaus (3/15/1921, Grave 243) and Gnr Ogefr Günter Beese (8/11/1920, Grave 244). Pilot buried Grave 242 (Lost Aircraft Report). Alternate spelling: Bogensberger by LAR.
98 Bohn,I/NJG-1Ju 88C-2 Werk # 794 (lost 6/28/41)Night Fighter Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed on the Dutch mainland on 28 June, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
99 Bohn, Paul SeppOblt5/14/1915Dallau54/NJG-2 (6/41 Gilze-Rijen)Bf 110C, Do 215B, Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0794 "R4 + GM" (lost 6/26/41)EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 June, 1941 during an intruder mission NE of Greenwich, when he was killed by the Whitleys return fire. R/O Lindner took over the controls of the diving Ju 88, and managed to level off and landing in Italy. Gunner Hans Engmann and R/O Uffz Walter Lindner bailed safely over Charleville France after attaching Bohns body to a static line, and extricating him. His body was found 12 days later. The AC continued on after all bailed, and crashed at Mailen, in northern Italy. One known victory, perhaps his 1st, a Hampden at Scampton on 17 December, 1940. His 2nd and 3rd, a Wellington and a Whitley, both northeast of Bacton on 11-12 June, 1941. His 4th, a Wellington 200 km east of Spurn Head on 20-21 June, 1941. His 5th, a Whitley 50 km east of Harwich on 26 June, 1941.
100 Böhner, JoachimHptm2/10/1918111/JG-2 (4/40), ZG-26, 1/NJG-1, 12 & 2/NJG-6, Stab I/NJG-6 (11/43-9/44)Bf 109D, Bf 110D-4, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720026 (dam 11/26/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 26/27 November 1943 when his AC suffered engine damage and he bailed over Wackernheim, near Mainz, his unnamed R/O was KIC. One known victory, a "4 mot" 20 km south of Deelen on 13 June, 1944. Deceased 24 July, 2003. Jager Blatt 5/2003.

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