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1 Abraham, PaulLt5/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440066 "Black 7" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Known to have been shot down with injuries by Grossengstingen, near Stuttgart, on 16 March, 1944 as a result of B-17 return fire and/or P-51 escorts. On 18 March, 1944, he and Uffz Helmut Rosenbaum found themselves in the hospital at Riedlingen with a B-17 bomber pilot. Abraham returned repeatedly to the his crashsite until his death. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
2 Ackenhausen, HelmutFw3(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0393 "4U + RL" (lost 9/27/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 27 September, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by P/O Marrs during a photo sortie of Liverpool. The ac crashed off Porlock Beach, Somerset. Remaining crew: Oblt Willi Rude, Obs (POW); Ofw Erwin Riehle, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Wilhelm Reuhl, Mech (KIA during Spitfire attack, bur in the Porlock Cem. Source: "Somoerset at War, 1939-1945" article per D.Drury.
3 Ackermann, HelmutUffz1(H)/32 (Lappland)Do 17P-1 Werk # 1079 "1R + DH" (lost 7/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 July, 1941 on an operational mission by Vioninnen (Norway ?), cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ofw Fritz Lange, Observer and Uffz Edmund Kuberek, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
4 Adelmaier, ConradUffzErg/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0197 "4D +GA" (lost 4/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 April, 1942 on an operation at Map Quadrant 06 East/6266, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Josef Bock, Observer; Ogefr Walter Wilhelm, R/O and Ogefr Helmut Reppert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Alternate spelling:Adelmeier (Ju 88 Loss List).
5 Adler, HelmutFwStab/StG-2Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2132 "T6 + NA" (lost 9/18/42)Observer Operational ClaspWk# 2132 reported lost 18 September, 1942 after an enemy fighter attack. His Observer, Lt Otto Vogel, Fw Adler and the 3rd unnamed crewman returned. Obs Loss List
6 Afflerbach, HelmutOblt7/14/1913Erg.St/KG-30 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1776 "4D + DA" (lost 4/26/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 26 April, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Konrad Lahmann, Observer; Uffz Erwin Schallock, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Reinke, Gunner (Source: SIG Norway). Added: A Russian source states they were sd by a P-40B, piloted by Capt Georgiy Vasilevich Gromov of the 20th GIAP. Oblt Afflerbach is confirmed MIA, and commemorated in the War Cemetery at Sologubowka, Russia. Uffz Schallock is also confirmed MIA, and is commemorated in the War Cemetery at Petschenga, Russia. No VDK match for the others (D.Drury).
7 Ahrendholz, HelmutOfw5/31/1915Drewitz7/KG-2 (Deelen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4262 "U5 + KR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 September, 1942 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by Sq Ldr John Topham, crashing near the mouth of the Tyne. The black smoke and the red sparks were soon transformed into a ball of fire. The Do 217 dove straight into the sea from an altitude of 8000 feet. Remaining crew: Uffz Edgar Moll, Observer (KIA), Uffz Peter Hartmann, wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Hans Woelke, mechanic (MIA). The body of Ahrendholz was recovered from the sea four miles off the river Tyne on 20 September, 1942, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, North Shields. In the 1960s, it was re-buried in the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Block 3, Gr 285.
Cannock Chase
8 Ahrens, RudolfLt9/7/19192/KG-1 He 111H-3 Werk # unk "V4 + GK" (lost 8/18/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damagedby fighters of Nos. 32 & 65 Sqs., and made a wheels up landing at Snargate, near Dymchurch, Kent. The crew destroyed the ac using an incendiary device. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Ernst Katzmarski, Obs; Uffz Georg Schneider, R/O; Flg Kurt Natzke, Gnr and Uffz Helmut Gericke, Flt Engr (WIA & DOW 8/18/40). Gericke buried in the Hawkinge Cem., Plot O, Row 1, Gr 20 (D.Drury). Added: The pilot of No.65 Sq, was P/O Ernest Glaser (S.Youngs).
9 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.
10 Alt, AndreasOfwI/LG-1 (Med 4/41), 3/LG-1 (1/45 Reich Def)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5203 "??" (80% dam 4/23/41; WIA w/3 other crew, combat near Almiros), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142184 "L1 + NL" (lost 1/22/45) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 22 January, 1945; Alt's Ju 88, and three others, crashed at Scheldemonding after being attacked by Mosquito Night Fighters of RAF Nos. 409 & 410 Sqs. German vessels also claimed victories. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Stefan Altenthaler, Obs; Uffz Helmut Plessa, R/O and Gefr Karl Otto Bohrer, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory)
11 Altenähr, FritzFw12/12/1913Allagen bei ArnsbergUnkHe 111 (lost 4/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 16 April, 1945 while on a return from La Rochelle France; crash location and cause not reported. Remaining crew (all buried Augsburg-Westfriedhof): Uffz Alfred Bockermann, Co-pilot (geb 8/27/21 Hamburg); Ofw Karl Kossmann, R/O (geb 5/15/12 Ankum/Bersenbrück); Ofw Helmut Henker, Gnr (geb 6/22/13 Zeitz) and Fw Fritz Tscharnke, Flt Engr? (geb 4/4/14 Weissing). Source: F.Braun.
12 Anders, HelmutLt3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 Do 17Z Werk # 3618 "7T + KL" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 2/3 December, 1940; crashed near Brest soon after takeoff. Probably came down in the sea. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt.z.See Karl Ganske (10/20/1918 Kiel), Observer; Ogefr Willi Dembeck (4/7/1917 Lötzn), R/O and Uffz Paul Tüselmann (3/29/1917 Bochum), Mech. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Dembeck buried in the War Cem., Ploudaniel-Lesneven, 14/6/353. Ganske bur same cem., 9/2/37. Added: Tüselmann found, also buried as "unknown" in the Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem., (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
13 Apenburg, HelmutUffz1/JG-3 (7/43, 2/44 Volkel) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19634 "White 8" (lost 7/28/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440207 "White 8" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 22 February, 1944 during aerial combat in his G-6 with a P-47 by Linne, 6 km SW of Roermand Holland. Wk# 19634 reported lost on 28 July, 1943, cause and location not reported, pilot returned. Added: Uffz Apenburg is buried at Yssel L-11-271 (SGLO).
14 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.
15 Apollony, HeinzOfw4/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6086 "B3 + BM" (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 21 August, 1940; both engines were hit by AA fire during an attack on the Brize Norton airfield. They were also subjected to attacks by Hurricanes of RAF No. 17 Sq., believed to be piloted by S/L Cedric Williams, P/O Harold Bird-Wilson & P/O Jack Ross. The crew abandoned the AC, which finally crashed at Marsh Farm, Earnley. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs; Uffz Kurt Miethner, R/O and Uffz Helmut Hempel, Flt Engr.. Source: KG-54 Archive.
16 Bahlke, HelmutFhjOfw22/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730438 "White 1" (dam 6/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Le Mans area. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, a B-24 and another B-24 (HSS), both SE of Bremen on 19 May, 1944.
17 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).
18 Bähnsch, HelmutLt5/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5718 "A1 + LN" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940 after his ac was hit by fighters, possibly Spitfires of No.92 Sq. during a reconnaissance flight. The ac crashed at Benenden, Kent. Remaining crew: Uffz Siegfried Bauer, Obs (POW); Uffz Ernst Butler, R/O (WIA/POW); Fw Ottmar Maier, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/3/79) and Gefr Alfred Hoffmann, Gnr (KIA, bur CC/1/3/81) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
19 Ballauf, HelmutLt9/24/19194/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 2604 "1G + HM" (lost 5/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 1 May, 1941 after being sd by a Beaufighter of No.219 Sq., and crashed into the English Channelsouth of Worthing, Sussex. The pilot was able to bail safely, was rescued, and taken captive. Remaining crew: Fw Franz Förster, Obs (MIA); Uffz Rolf Rudolf Averberg, R/O (KIA) and Fw Heinrich Platt, Flt Engr (KIA). Fw Förster and Uffz Averberg are commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial, the latter was buried at sea. Fw Platt is buried at Cannock Chase 4/6/83 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
20 Ballewski, HelmutOfhrStab/JG-53 (8/44 France), 14/JG-53 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166293 "Black <1 - + -" (lost 8/28/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460633 (lost 2/28/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 February, 1945 during aerial combat east of Karlsruhe. WIA 28 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 near Epernay, bailed safely.
21 Ballwieser, HerbertUffz9/12/1921Nuremberg7/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 6335 "U5 + MR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14/15 March, 1944 during a night attack on London, when he was shot down by AA fire and crashed near RAF Friston, Eastbourne, Sussex, killing the entire crew. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 9, Gr 62 (M.Croft). Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Werner Hofmann, Observer; Gefr Albert Rasch, R/O and Uffz Helmut Lenz, Gunner.

Cannock Chase
22 Bälz, Erwin KunoFw10/10/1918Stuttgart12 4/JG-3 (S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (4/43 S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8918 "White 7 + -" (lost 7/25/41), Fw 190A-4 Werk # (14)5769 "Black 2" (lost 3/18/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 March, 1943 as a result of aerial combat with an Il-2 in the area of Spas/Roslawe-Demensk (Smolensk). Magnus. Shot down 25 July, 1941 but returned. He was the usual wingman for Ofw Helmut Schönfelder. Jager Blatt article. One known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 March, 1943. Added: Confirmed MIA and commemorated in the German War Cemetery at Duchowschtschina (Dukhovshchina in English) (D.Drury).
23 Bannert, HelmutOblt9/7/1911Breslau4/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 3144 "A1 + KM" (lost 11/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 November, 1940; his ac crashed into the Humber Estuary near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, possibly due to AA fire. The pilot and flight engineer (Uffz Willi Göhring) bodies were not recovered, and they are both remembered at the Laboe Naval Memorial. The remaining three crew were washed up along the south shore, and are buried at the Grimsby Scartho Road Cem., Block 116. Remaining crew: Gefr Georg Werder, Obs (bur Row J, Gr 3); Uffz Eduard Zahn, R/O (bur Row L, Gr 3) and Gefr August Schmitz, Gnr (bur Row K, Gr 3) (D.Drury).
24 Bannischka, HelmutUffz6/9/1921BerlinIII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 7/JG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18867 "White 6" (lost 9/14/43)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 14 September, 1943 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at Wijnendale. He attempted to bail out at 650 feet, but became trapped when the wing came off, and he crashed with his "White 6". Buried Bourdon, Block 5/2/78 (Rosseels).
25 Barbinger, PhilipOblt8/11/19137/Seenotstaffel (4/41), 8/Seenotstaffel (2/43), 9/Seenotstaffel (9/43), 8/Seenotstaffel (2/44)Do 24 Werk # Unk (8/29/42) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp He served as Observer on 29 August, 1942, beleived to be present when Oblt Helmut Rammig and his Observer, Lt Günter Kolw, were rescued, 100 km S of Crete, when they crashed due to an engine malfunction (D.Drury)..
26 Bartmann, HelmutUffzAir/Sea Rescue Unit (Seenot)He 59B-2 "D-ASUO" (lost 7/14/40) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp POW 14 July, 1940; their Red Cross adorned ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 54 Sq while looking for a downed Bf 109 pilot. They made a force landing at Goodwin Sands and the ac was towed to Ramsgate, Kent. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Walter Anders, Obs; Uffz Erich Schiele, R/O and Fw Günther Maywald, Mech (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
27 Bartnik, GüntherLt3/KG-2 (7/42), 8/KG-2 (3/43)Do 17Z, Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + LS" (dam 7/27/42), Do 217 E-4 Werk # Unk (dam 8/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspTook part in the 27 July, 1942 raid on the Rolls-Royce Plant in Derby England. Their ac was damaged and the crew were uninjured. Bartnik was most likely the Co-pilot. The other crew were: Gefr. Kurt Kuhling, Ogefr. Josef König and presumably pilot, Lt Helmut Ueberson. Jager Blatt article. In a second incident, same crew, they were shot up by fighters and AA fire on 19 August, 1942 in the vicinity of Dieppe (LOCS). The crew of Ueberson/Bartnik flew numerous missions over Northern England between 1942-1943, becoming the longest surviving crew in their unit by March, 1943. They were removed from operations and served in instructional capacities (Jager Blatt & LOCS).
28 Baudach, Heinz Helmut Ofw9/7/1918Quirl, Germany211/JG-2 (2/41), 11/JG-2 (7/42 Channel - 8/43), EKdo-262, 2/Kdo Nowotny (11/44), 10/JG-7 (2/45)Bf 109F in 1 Stf, Bf 109G-1 Werk # 10316 (65% lost ) and Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14065 lost 8/28/42; WIA, bailed safely, Amiens area) both in 11/JG-2), Fw 190, Me 262A-1a #110781
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 when he was shot down in Me 262A-1a Wk# 110781 over Schönwalde. He bailed successfully, but struck the AC and died. Injured in a crash in Wk# 10316, 19 July, 1942 at Liegescourt (Crecy) due to technical failure. Shot down with wounds in a 109G-1, Werk # 14065(lost) 28 August, 1942 after aerial combat with fighters and bombers near Amiens. Bailed successfully despite his wounds. Landed safely on the Autobahn on 5 October, 1944, in Me 262A-1a Wk# 170292, in Ekdo-262, when he ran out of fuel. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/7 on 24 July, 1941. Another, his 3rd, a Stirling in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. A P-51 20 km NNW of Le Harve on 25 August, 1943. A B-17 8 km NW of Troyes on 6 September, 1943. A Spitfire 10 km NE of Serqueux on 23 September, 1943. A P-38 by Leupden on 16 August, 1944, while serving in Epro.Kdo. 262. Another P-38 on 24 August, 1944, no location. A P-51 SW of Boblingen on 11 September, 1944. A B-17 on 23 November, 1944, no location given. 5 victories in the Me 262.
29 Bauer, HelmutUffzUnit not reported (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 441453 "White 5" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 May, 1944, cause and location not reported.
30 Bauhuber, HelmutUffz1/4/192213 Stabstaffel/JG-51 (10/43 S.U.), III/JG-51 (7/44) Bf 109G-6 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1944. Added: The VDK shows he went MIA 12 July, 1944 west of Vilna, Lithuania (Vilnius). He is commemorated in the War Cemetery at Kaunas, Lithuania (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III WNW of Radul on 15 October, 1943. Nos. 2, 3 & 4, a MiG-3, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Radul on 20 October, 1943. A 5th, a Yak-7 WNW of Loyev on 28 October, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-9 SSW of Nevel on 6 November, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-9 SW of Nevel on 10 November, 1943. Nos. 8 & 9, a Yak-7 and a P-2 on 15 December, 1943. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 10 January, 1944. An 11th, a Pe-2 on 12 January, 1944. A 12th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 April, 1944. Magnus.
31 Baumann, HelmutLt10/2/1917Quedlinburg, Halberstadt38 5/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.;11/42 N. Africa) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12897 (dam 7/8/42), Bf 109F (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10650 (lost 1/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160770 (lost 2/17/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 February, 1944 (Magnus). Added: He was sd in his G-6 by Spitfires in the viciity of Valleranello, S of Rome. He bailed but was too low for his chute to deploy. He is buried in the German War Cem at Pomezia, Italy, Blk U, Gr 622 (D.Drury). WIA 8 July, 1942. WIA 17 January, 1943 during aerial combat north of Gabes. One known victory, his first Soviet, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. Two DB-3s on 14 December, 1941. A Soviet U-2 on 16 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. In N. Africa, a P-40 at Map Quadrant 91624 N. Africa on 26 November, 1942. Another Spitfire was recorded north of Djedeida on 17 December, 1942. Two victories on 15 January 1943, a B-26 and a P-38 northwest of Gabes. In the Sicilian campaign, he downed a B-25 15 km east of Marsala on 13 July, 1943. A B-17 in the Koblenz/Schweinfurt area on 14 October, 1943. An A-20 80 km SW of Civitavecchia Italy on 16 January, 1944. A B-17 SW of Rome on 20 January, 1944. A Spitfire SW of Frascati on 7 February, 1944.
32 Baumeister, PeterFw8/KG-53 (2/37 to 7/40)He 111H-2 Werk # Unk (lost 7/12/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspFlugbuch. Added: POW 12 July, 1940; sd with wounds by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq., piloted by P/O Geoffrey Edw.Pittman & Sgt Desmond Fopp. The Heinkel crashed into the sea off Orfordness, Suffolk. Remaining crew: Oblt Helmut von Brocke, Obs (WIA/DOW, bur at sea); Uffz Werner Weber & Fw B.Wlazlak (or Wloylak), designations and fate unknown; and Gefr Alfred Mehringer (WIA/DOW, bur at sea) (D.Drury).
33 Bäumer, HelmutUffz4/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441455 "White 5 + -" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 and a P-47 15km south of Gross-Wulkow.
34 Beck, KarlFw2/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6089 "L1 + LV" (lost 6/19/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 June, 1942 during a Murmansk mission, cause unknown. Both he and R/O, Ogefr Helmut Ludvig returned later, unhurt. Source: SIG Norway.
35 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.
36 Becker, HorstFw11/26/191918/NJG-1 (1/44 Twente) Bf 110D & E, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720024 "G9 + LS" (lost 1/15/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 crashed on landing at De Lutte (gem. Losser) Holland the night of 14/15 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.
Ysselstein, Holland
37 Beckmann, HelmutLt3/9/1921Coesfeld 18 2/JG-27 (4/42 Libya; 4/43 Holland), 3/JG-27 (4/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/44 Reich Def), Erg/ JGr.-Süd (7/44), Stffüh 3/JG-27 (9/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-27 (12/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (2/45), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (4/45) Bf 109F Werk # Unk (lost 6/27/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14882 "Blk 5" (10% dam 4/11/43, forc lnd Leeuwarden FP, low fuel, pilot OK), Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 12/27/44 Ardennes Region, pilot OK), Bf 109G or K Werk # Unk (lost 3/19/45 sd by Spitfire Rheine vic, pilot WIA) (SGLO & LOCS) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver (7/5/42)
Fifteen victories were achieved in JG-27, 10 were bombers, two from the 306th BG, one of which, his 2nd, was Lee Kesslers! (Uffz H. Beckmann on 21 May, 1943). His first victory was a Spitfire V east of Marsa Matruh on 26 June, 1942. WIA 27 June, 1942 during aerial combat with a Hurricane near Mersa Matruh, being hit in the shoulder and foot losing his right big toe. His 3rd, a B-17 at Ostuizen-Hörne, S of Hagen, on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 S of Weiz on 22 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 NE of Karlovac on 19 March, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 at La Neuve Lyre on 12 June, 1944. His 13th, a P-47 NE of Dinant on 27 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 14th, an Auster 5 km SE of Krefeld on 11 March, 1945. Survived the war and lived at Weidenkamp 30, 4670 Lünen, W. Germany as of May 1990. Deceased 23 June, 2001.
38 Beetz, WilhelmOfhr9/23/1918Berlin - Karlshorst6/KG-4He 111P-4 Werk # 3085 "5J + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1941 when the AC was hit by AA fire over South Shields during a raid on the Tyne, and lost height before its port wing collided with a balloon cable from a site on the North Foreshore. It dove at a steep angle crashing at Bents Park. Four were killed when the AC exploded on impact. Beetz managed to bail and had the cruel luck of being electricuted when he landed on trolley car wires. He died shortly after being admitted to Ingham Infirmary. Remaining crew (all KIA): Hptm Heinz Styra, Observer, Uffz Karl Günther Brützam, wireless operator, Gefr Franz Friedrich Janeschitz, gunner and Uffz Helmut Herbert Jeckstadt, gunner. Added: An exploding mine at the crash location with the burials as follows in Hylton (Castletown) Cem, Section D: Beetz Row 1, Gr 697; Styra Row 2, Gr 735 (with Brützam); Janeschitz Row 1, Gr 698 and Jeckstadt Row 2, Gr 734 (D.Drury).
39 Belz, JosefMaj9/28/1909Kindelsdorf KGr.z.b.V-500 (12/42), Stfkpt 7/Erg.TG (8/43-6/44), 2/KG-200 (11/44) Ju 52, Ar 232, Fw 200, Ju 188, He 111 Werk # Unk (lost 11/2/44)
RK (12/23/42)
EP (1/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944, cause unknown. His ac crashed 3km east of the Gross Schiemann airfield, near Ortelsburg (Traces of War & LOCS).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Ar 232 A-101

The first and only unit fully equipped with Ar 232 was the 7./Erg.TG. (Supplementary transport squadron). Their formation, in Schönwalde near Berlin, was apparently ordered as early as June 1943, probably on the 15th. The first squadron commander, Walter Meltzer (Knights Cross) from III./TG 1, had been appointed, but together with the group commander the l./Erg.TG., Major Kurt Wendorff, in a test flight with the Ar 232 A-03, VD + YC, he was fatally injured in Schönwalde along with Oblt. Helmut Jardon, Offz.z.b.V., Ofw. Albert Klenk, Bordmechaniker, and Uffz. Heinrich Gräf, Bordfunker, all of the 7./Erg.TG. Meltzer's successor was Major Josef Belz. While he and a few other members of the squadron, including Ofw. Max Limbrecht, had already been instructed in the new pattern at the factory, it was not until December 1943 that the A-02 aircraft in Schönwalde could be deployed. That same month, the squadron was relocated to Eger. There it received three more machines in January (A-06, A-09 and B-06) and another two in February 1944. The last two should have been at least one more B, most likely the B-05.

40 Bender, KarlHptm1(F)/120Ju 88D-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 17 November, 1943; emergency landing during an operational flight at Norskehavet, Map Quadrant 06 East/1018, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Helmut Brückner, Observer; Uffz Engelhard Felke, R/O and Uffz Werner Pautke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
41 Benedix, HelmutUffz9/StG-3 (Africa)Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2261 (lost 2/1/43), Ju 87 D-3 Werk # 2949 (lost 4/3/43)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 3 April, 1943 due to enemy fire at Bom-Hamran. He made an emergency landing, his unnamed R/O was KIA. He and unnamed crew WIA 1 February, 1943 due to enemy fire west of the Fatnassa airfield. Ju 87 Loss List
42 Bengston, KurtFwKG-27 or KG-4He 111H-20 Werk # Unk "5 + F8" (?) (lost 1/12/45)Bomber Operational Clasp The ac reported crashed Rakovnjk, CZ. Pilot & crew believed bailed safely, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Alois Werner, Fw Hans Tschatscher, Fw Helmut Elsner and Fw Friedrich Ihnsen (F.Braun). Alternate spelling: Bengtson.
43 Benke, HelmutUffz1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8198 "L1 + ZH" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 April, 1941, cause unknown. Added: The loss was due to aerial combat near Athens. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown, presumed KIA): Gefr Emmerich Döhndorfer, Obs; Ogefr Fritz Steckel, R/O and (rank unk) Josef Kalusa (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Behnke.
44 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel93 2/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42-4/43), Kdr JG-53 Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F "Black 1 (35% dam Wieringermeer 5/29/41, pilot OK,, Bf 109G-2/R6 "Blk <<" (10/42), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo
45 Beran, FriedrichOgefr4/28/1920Ld.Kdo.65Kl 35D Werk # 2032 "BG + SN" (lost)Transport/Liason Operational ClaspKIC 26 September, 1943 while towing targets for flak practice, he crashed into an uninhabited house in Oddesund. The AC caught fire, and thus also the house. German troops puled the two crewmen from the wreckage, both had perished. The Flight Engineer this date was Ogefr Helmut Gries (geb 9/29/23). Both were buried in the Lemvig Cemetery on 1 October, 1943, Beran in Grave and Gries in Grave 11. Source: Air War over Denmark.
46 Berg, Ernst Helmut Fhr. vonMaj4 Kdr I/JG-233 (11/38), Kdr I/JG-51 (5/39 Eutingen), Kdr III/JG-26 (11/39-7/41), RLM Staff Pos. Ar 68, Kl 35, Bf 109C, Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Von Berg, a former Cavalry officer, had proved to be an ineffective combat leader and a poor pilot, and was replaced in June, 1940 by Adolf Galland. Berg had no further combat assignments after being replaced. V. Berg was nick-named "Propeller Killer". His first victory, a Hawk-75A northeast of Antwerp on 11 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire I west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, a Hurricane and a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940.
47 Bergmann, GeorgFw1(F)/120 (vaernes)He 111H-2 Werk # 2707 "A6 + ZH" (lost 5/24/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 May, 1940; crashed into a bog at Tensäsen Länke, 10 km NE of the Vaernes airfield due to engine failure. No mention of crew disposition. Wekusta Loss List. Added: The ac crashed shortly after takeoff, it's port engine on fire, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Helmut Heinze, Uffz Herbert Deichert, Fw Fritz Hoch and Lt Hans Weichert, all buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
48 Bergmann, HelmutHptm5/26/1920Bochum35 7/NJG-4(9/42), Erg/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(6/43), 8/NJG-4(6/43), 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)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, 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 WIA, an Oblt at the time (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Two addnl crew: Fw G.Hautel, R/O and Ogefr H.Fritsch, Gnr, also wounded (SGLO). 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).

Brgmann,Schopp,and Hauthal

49 Bertram, HelmutMaj2/3/1907Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196, Kdr II/KG-26 (1/41)He 111H-5 Werk # 3848 "1H + GM" (lost 1/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 January, 1941 when he was serving as a crewmember (Obs?) in an ac piloted by Lt Hans Folter. They ran out of fuel during a raid on the Suez Canal, and made a force landing in the desert west of Tobruk. The German crew were captured by the British (D.Drury).
50 Beyer, HansFw2(F)/122 (Perugia, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 10259 "F6 + OK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 27 November, 1943 after he became lost returning from a reconnaissance mission over Naples. He landed, intact, at Montecorvino airfield which was in Allied hands. The AC was captured intact and included intelligence data, the valuable signal documents. His R/O, Uffz Helmut Hein was also taken prisoner. Wiki Luft data.
51 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).
52 Biberger, RudolfOblt12/8/1921Nausham, Niederbayern8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% Dam)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report mentions a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.15. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Helmut Meyer, geb 10/27/1921, Co-pilot; Lt Karl Markert, geb 3/3/1910, R/O; Uffz Erich Pfeifer, geb 2/21/1922, R/O; Uffz Fredo Max Sander, geb 8/6/1920, R/O and Uffz Heinz Neubauer, geb 10/1/1922, Mech. Source: B.Bines. Added: Flyvrak Norway reports their wingtip struck the ground during a low level pass, causing the crash. All deceased said to be buried in Havstein Cem. and two survived, Ogefr's Horst Telemann and Walter Küster. See Karl Markert for more detail.
53 Biederbick, HelmutOblt10/23/1920187/JG-54 (6/41), 2/JG-1 (2/44)Bf 109F Werk # Unk "White 7", Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8228 (lost) "White 3" in JG-54, Fw 190A-7 "Black 7" in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down without wounds 7 June, 1941 in Werk# 8228 over Ostrow airfield, S.U. by an I-16 of 154 Fighter Aviation Regt.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. A double victory on 10 July, 1941; an SB-3 and an I-18. An I-26 on 20 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 April, 1942. A P-40 0n 10 May, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 19 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. His 15th, a B-24 (HSS) on 8 April, 1944, no location. His 16th (while in JG-1), a P-51 5 km NW of Klötze on 8 April, 1944. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 13 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. He replaced his friend, Harald Römer, after Römers death. Deceased 10 January, 1996.
54 Bieler, HerbertLt12/28/19219/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # Unk "1H + CT" (or GT) (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 April, 1944; following an attack on a convoy off Tenes, Algeria. The ac crashed near Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Heinz Schleifer (MIA), Uffz Emil Altrock (KIA, DOW? 14 April, 1944, bur IM Cuacos de Yuste) and Uffz Helmut Sorge (KIA, bur IM Cuacos de Yuste). Lt Bieler listed in the VDK as "Missing at Sea" (D.Drury).
55 Bierbrauer, WalterLt5/KG-30Ju 88A Werk # 550449 "4D + BN" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Rolf Sellmann, Observer; Uffz Alois Krebs, R/O and Uffz Helmut Bierle, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
56 Biester, HelmutUffz1/1/1906Weküsta-26 (3/40)Do 17Z-2 (lost 3/31/40) Meteorological Operational Clasp Biesters Do 17 crashed into the North Sea off the Holland coast, by Ameland, on 31 March, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: meteorologist, Reg Rat Dr Josef Wille, buried on Ameland in St Clemens RC churchyard, Nes, Row 1, Gr 1; Uffz G.Hertel MIA and Uffz Franz Jahn (MIA). Biester was initially buried in Ameland and transferred to Yssel., AP/5/105. On his grave marker in Ameland was inscribed "Bordfunker" (Radio Oper). Their Do 17 reported sd off Orford ness, Suffolk, by a Spitfire of No.54 Sq., piloted by F/O Max Pearson (D.Drury).
57 Blass, HerbertLt7/KG-6Ju 88A-4 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 27/28 March, 1944; Failed to return from the raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Helmut Spaltmann, Observer; Fw Richard Roth, R/O and Uffz Gerhard Schiller, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
58 Blattermann, ErnstFw1(F)/120 (Vaernes) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144195 "A6 +FH" (lost 10/24/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 October, 1942; crashed and exploded on the island of Tautra, 15km N of Trondheim during a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt Gerhard Pfhul, Observer; Uffz Helmut Hack, R/O and Fw Johann Prager, Gunner. In addition, one civilian was also killed. Source: SIG Norway & Observer Loss List. Alternate spelling: Blattmann.
59 Blume, FranzOfw2/TG-20 (Nautsi Finland)Ju 52 Werk # 6844 "7U + GK" (lost 10/23/44) Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIA 23 October, 1944; attacked by four Russian P-39 fighters over Lake Inari, they crashed at Väylä Finland. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Georg Zeissler and Fw Helmut Born (Flyvrak Norway).
60 Blume, SiegfriedUffz5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6830 "1H + DN" (lost 5/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1940; after an attack on shipping at Narvik, the ac made a successful force landing on the frozen Lake Sitasjaure (Sweden?), close to the Norwegian border, no cause reported. They were captured by Allied forces and sent to POW camps in Canada. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Grube, Obs; Uffz Helmut Bennighof, R/O and Uffz Wrrner Wamser, Mech (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The He 111 was attacked by three Skuas of FAA 800 Sq., flying off HMS Ark Royal, piloted by Lt E.G.D.Finch-Noyes and Midshipmen L.Gallagher and D.Martin (D.Drury).
61 Blüthgen, WilliOfw.4/KG-200Ju 188 (lost 12/9/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 December, 1944 over France, no further detail. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjOfw Konrad Ellmer, Obs & RK Holder; Ofw Helmut Klimek, R/O & RK Holder; Ofw Kurt Stegmann, Flt Engr and Uffz Stefan Gessner, Parachute Observer. Ellmer & Klimek won their RKs while serving on the crew of Eduard Skrzipek in KG-27.
62 Bockhorn, GüntherLt1/13/19192/KG-1He 111H-3 Werk # 6941 "V4 + FK" (lost 1/19/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 January, 1941; failed to return from a mission to Southhampton, presumed lost in the English Channel. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Helmut Jänicke, Obs; Uffz Heinz Kaiser, R/O and Ofw Friedrich Ralfs (or Rolfs), Flt Engr (D.Drury).
63 Bohlens, HelmutOblt9/22/1914Hamburg1(F)/122 (2/42), 5(F)/122, 1(F)/122 (4/43)Ju 88A, Ju 88D-1 Trop Werk # 430428 "F6 + LH" (lost 4/19/43)
RK(6/21/43 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
EP (6/8/42), Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
MIA 19 April, 1943 in the Mediterranean theater area, Cape Seeran Algier. Photographed the Island of Malta from 7500 meters on 23 February, 1942. His crew this date: Oblt Gunter Steppacher, Obs; Gefr Ueffing, R/O and Gefr Haring, Gunner (Wiki Luft data & Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Their Ju 88 was lost 160km N of Algiers. Failed to return from a maritime reconnaissance mission along the North African coast between Algiers and Cape Serrat. Officially declared MIA 1 August, 1944 (LOCS).

One of Bohlens' images
64 Böhm, GerhardFw1(F)/33Ju 88D-1, Ju 188D-2 Werk # 230499 "F6 + DM" (of 4(F)/122) painted all black
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
A Fw Gerhard Böhm, believed to be the above, piloted this D-2 from Germany and landed at Muntadas Airport, Barcelona Spain on 2 May, 1945, carrying French traitor, Pierre Laval. Also accompanying Böhm, was Uffz Helmut Funk (or Sunk), R/O-Navigator. (DK-G Awards List & D.Drury).
65 Böhme, HelmutUffzErg.St./ZG-26Bf 110C-2 Werk # 3052 "M8 + VE" (lost 7/26/41)EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
MIA 26 July, 1941 after striking the mast of an anti-submarine vessel near Borkum, his unnamed gunner KIA. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: One known victory, a Blenheim of No. 235 Sq., piloted by Sgt Crawforth, over the Frisian Island. British pilot and unnamed crew all KIA. Alternate spelling: Boehme.
66 Bollwerk, HelmutUffz7/21/192135/JG-2 (8/44 France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413727 (dam 8/8/44), Fw 190A (10/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 462781 "White 14" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945 during an attack on St. Trond airfield. Allied AA fire struck his AC and he fell at the controls at Malmedy, no known grave. WIA 8 August, 1944 northwest of Chateaudun, no further detail. One known victory, a P-47 east of Köln-Bonn, 20 October, 1944. A 2nd, a Lancaster W of Altenkirchen on 16 December, 1944. A 3rd, a P-51 at Meckenheim on 26 December, 1944.
67 Bolte, JohannFw8/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # Unk "A1 + ES" (lost 7/12/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 12 July, 1940 after his ac was sd over the sea by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq., piloted by P/O Kenneth Manger & Sgt Glyn Griffiths. The ac crashed into the sea near Aldeburgh Light, off the coast of Suffolk. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Wittwitz, Obs (KIA, bur CC/1/2/69); Fw Karl Hartmann, R/O (WIA/POW); Gefr Helmut Tonn, Gnr (KIA, bur at sea) and Gefr Eugen Wagner, Gnr (MIA, believed KIA) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
68 Bolz, FritzUffz10/14/19147/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 2632 "A1 + GR" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 September, 1940 after his ac was sd by a number of fighters, and crashed into the sea off the Nore, a sandbank near the mouth of the Thames Estuary. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Bickl, Uffz Rosenberger, Gefr Haack (or Haak) and Fw Hermann Bohn, Gnr (washed ashore 10/3/40, bur CC/1/11/415 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
69 Bolz, Helmut Felix "Antek"Maj11/3/1912173.J/88 Legion Condor, Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (6/41), Kdr II/JG-2 (5/42), Kdr I/JG-2 (11/42), Kdr JG-105 (9/43)Bf 109F; Ar 96, Bf 109G & Fw 190A in JG-2 & JG-105
Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Three victories in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane over Lille, 16 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Dorchester on 25 August, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire in the Ashford area on 4 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at Boulogne/Hardelot on 21 June, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk area on 26 June, 1941. Another Spitfire, his 7th, on 5 July, 1941, no location. His 8th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. Downed his 1st P-51 on 21 July, 1942, Caudebec-en-Caux, piloted by F/Lt Veal Rowland of No 239 Sq. (POW). Two more P-51s on 19 August, 1942 over Dieppe. Another victory, a B-17 at Map Quadrant 1175/05 East on 6 September, 1942. A Spitfire on 31 October, 1942. A B-17 south of Lannion on 16 February, 1943. A B-17 6 km west of St. Valery on 28 March, 1943. A B-17 15 km northwest of Rennes on 29 May, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 56 victories. Alternate spelling: Bolze.
70 Börner, HansFw4/KG-4 (Rhodes-Gadurra)He 111P-2 Werk # 2156 "5J + KM" (lost 5/17/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 17 May, 1941, after being sd at the Suez Canal, probably by ground fire. Remaining crew: Fw Helmut Hahn, Obs; Uffz Peter Vertens, R/O and Fw Hans Püschel, Flt Engr, no VDK burial detail (D.Drury).
71 Bott, HelmutOblt5/19/1914Wallerstein/Nördlingen Bay5/KG-77Do 17Z Werk # 2640 "(lost 5/10/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 10 May, 1940 during the French Campaign when he crashed at an undisclosed location in Belgium. Buried Lommel, Block 15/126. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: Shot down by flak near Vroenhoven, nearby Kesselt, Belgium, but there may also have been an attack by Fiat CR.42's, of the Belgian AF, piloted by Sgt Jan Maes & S/Lt Jean Offenberg. The fighter claims are unconfirmed. Remaining crew (KIA, all bur Lommel, Blk 15): Lt Robert Weiss, Obs (bur Gr 125); Fw Alfred Baumgartner, R/O (bur Gr 292) and Ofw Hermann Spohr, Flt Engr (bur Gr 598). Pilot Oblt Bott buried Gr 126 (D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
72 Böttcher, HelmutLt4(F)/121 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0352 "7A + AM" (lost 9/22/40)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
POW with unnamed crew 22 September, 1940; sd by Spitfires of No. 234 Sq., piloted by P/O T.M. Kane & Sgt A.S. Harker during a weather recon over the Channel (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The location is believed to be off Start Point, Devon. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Theodore Vater, Obs (WIA); Uffz Willi Müller, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Peter Rabe, Gnr. (D.Drury).
73 Botterbrodt, HelmutOblt10/8/19121/Kü.Fl.Gr 106 (Legion Condor), II/KGr.z.b.V.-1, 1/KG-40 (1/44)He 60 in 1/Kü.Fl.Gr.106, He 177A-3 Werk # 535741 "CJ + FO" (lost 1/22/44)
Spanish Cross
Bomber Operational Clasp
Failed to return from a mission over London England the night of 21/22 January, 1944. The crew were able to bail by Chateaudun, therefore, presumed POWs. Remaining crew: StFw Otto Schelldorfer, Fw Wilhelm von Trott zu Soltz, Fw Hans Streller, Uffz Herbert Schulze and Uffz Jakob Koch. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
74 Brandenberg, HelmutOblt3/1/1917Ihmert6/KG-27He 111H-3 Werk # 5660 "1G + CP" (lost 4/28/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 28 April, 1941 when his ac was hit by AA fireduring an attack on Portsmouth, and crashed into the sea off Lyme Regis, Dorset. The body of the pilot washed up on 2 May, 1941, the date appearing on his grave marker, buried CC/5/13/296. Remaining crew (MIA): Oblt Rudolf Lange, Obs; Fw Gustav Feindt, R/O and Lt Gustav Bohnekamp, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
75 Brandes, Heinz HelmutOblt115/ZG-1 (8/42), Erg.Gr.-Ost, Stfkpt 8/JG-11 (5/44)Bf 110, Fw 190A (lost 5/28/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Destroyer & Fighter Operational Clasps
KIA 28 May, 1944 during aerial combat with P-38s. He made a force landing at Gross Börnecke, and is believed to have been set onfire by the P-38 (my translation ?; Source: L.Wiegels) 7 victories as Destroyer pilot. One known victory, his first known Soviet victory while in ZG-1, a Soviet Seversky on 24 June, 1942. A 2nd, a Soviet I-153 5 km north of Tuschoresk on 1 August, 1942, a Lt at the time. A 3rd, a MiG-3 on 30 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. His 7th, a B-24 at Hohenweststedt on 13 May, 1944. His 8th & 9th, same day, both P-51s, no locations given. His 10th, a B-17 at Fehmarn Belt on 19 May, 1944. His 11th, a B-17 on 24 May, 1944, no location. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Brandis.
76 Brändle, Kurt WernerMaj1/19/1912Ludwigsburg, Württemberg180 4/JG-53(5/40), Stfkpt 5/JG-53(12/41), Stab II/JG-3(5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-3(8/42), Kdr II/JG-3(7/43) Bf 109F-4 "Black 1 + -" (12/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10117 "Black <<+-" (8/42), Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 8665 "<< + -", Bf 109F-4/Trop Wk# 13387 "<< + -" w II/JG-3, Bf 109G-2 & G-6 Wk# 26058 "<< + -" (lost 11/3/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/9/42)

EK 1 & 2(4/1/40)
Wnd Bdg(5/26/40)
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/Pend
KIA 3 November, 1943 in Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26058 when he was shot down off Egmond, over the North Sea, by fighters escorting Medium bombers to Amsterdam. His body washed ashore later. About 700 combat missions. 20 victories in the West. His 1st victory, a Morane south of Sedan, 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire W of Portland on 11 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire WSW of Insel Wight on 16 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire 10 km W of Insel Wight on 26 September, 1940. His first known Soviet victory, an R-5 on 20 May, 1942. One of many multiple victories, five on 7 August, 1942; all Il-2s in the Klirchevski/Plosowitoje/Isoleniyj areas. An ER-2 and two Il-2s in the Stalingrad area on 23 August, 1942. Four Il-2s and a Yak-1 on 17 December, 1942. Two Il-2s on 31 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 20 April, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 19 June, 1943. Five Soviet victories on 5 July, 1943. The info on the Bf 109F-4 "Black 1" is from a modeler description; the AC was flown at Frolov (Stalingrad) Russia. Germanys 20th ranked fighter Ace. His first mechanic was Fw Helmut Henning. Burial: Block CW, Row 1 Grave 25. Alternate spelling: Brändl. Photo

Oberst Grabmann (L) and Major Kurt Brandle 11./JG 3 Kommander at Schipol, Holland

L-R: Werner Lucas - Dietrich Hrabak - Kurt Brandle

77 Brandt, GunterFw1/TG-3Ju 52/3m Werk # 6500 "4V + PH" (dam 1/27/45)Wound Badge, Transport Operational ClaspInjured 27 January, 1945 when his ac made a night crash landing at Langenfeld, N of Liegnitz (now Legnica, Poland) due to bad weather. Remaining crew (all Inj): Uffz Helmut Schroder, R/O and Ofw heinz Rudiger, Mech (D.Drury).
78 Brandt, HelmutHptm1907Stfkpt 6/KG-55 (5/40)He 111P Werk # 1525 "G1 + EP" (lost) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 25 September, 1940; sd with wounds on a Filton bombing raid after taking starboard engine hits and others from Spitfires of RAF No.152 Sq and Hurricanes from RAF No.238 Sq.. The Spitfires were piloted by F/O I.N.Bayles and F/Sgt K.C.Holland. The Hurricanes were piloted by P/O J.R.Urwin-Mann and F/Sgt R.Little. The AC crashed at Church Farm, Woolverton, near Frome, Somerset, at 12:02 hours. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Günter Wittkamp, Observer; Ofw Rudolf Kirchoff, R/O; Uffz Hans Fritz Mertz (or Merz), Mech and Gefr Rudolf Beck, Gunner. The deceased buried CC, Block 6, Graves 11 to 14.Source: Bristol Past, John Penny & D.Drury.
Cannock Chase
79 Breitschädel, GeorgUffz6/KG-26 (Blankensee)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6535 "1H + DP (lost 11/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 12 November, 1943 when the AC crashed into the Baltic Sea approximately 25 km east of Gedser Denmark, with the loss of the entire crew. The cause of the crash was not given. The pilot and Observer, Ogefr Wolfgang Beyerlein have no known graves. Remaining crew: Ogefr Helmut Meissner, R/O, was retrieved from the sea and buried at the Bispebjerg Cemetery on 30 November, 1943, then transferred to the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 22 March, 1944. Ogefr Alfred Deutschler, Gunner, was buried in the Kaliningrad Standortfriedhof. Source: Air War over Denmark.
80 Breitweg, HelmutUffz10/10/192121/JG-2 (6/44; 1/45 Merzhausen)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 170649 "Black 11" (lost 6/22/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173188 "Black 11" (lost 1/1/45) This ac belonged to 2 Staffel EK 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 when his engine was hit by flak at low altitude and he managed a successful crash landing in the Lüttich - Eupen area, into British captivity, during Operation Bodenplatte. Added: Injured 22 June, 1944 when his ac was reported lost, no location and no details (absa3945). One known victory, a Typhoon at St. Pierre-sur-Dives on 12 June, 1944. A 2nd, a P-47 at Andernach on 27 December, 1944.
81 Brinken, WilhelmFw4/KG-4 (S.U.)He 111H-6 Werk # 4137 "Gm + PS" (lost 9/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 15 September, 1941 after being hit by flak near Puskin. Remaining crew: Hptm Helmut Schwanhäuser (KIA), Obs; Ofw Klaus Enke, Mech and Gefr Johan Glashauer, Gunner. No disposition mentioned on Enke or Glashauer.
82 Brinkmann, HelmutFw6/13/1920Stade/Hannover7/JG-1 (10/43 Leeuwarden) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15389 "White 12" (lost 10/14/43) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 14 October, 1943 during an attack on American bombers and P-47 escorts. His G-6 crashed in "de Vink" at Kerkrade Holland on 14 October, 1943 (DeSwart). No known grave (Geensen). Added: SGLO indicates that the Wk# is 26056, and that his remains were unrecoverable.
83 Broening, HelmutUffz8/23/1915Bürow3/Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L Do 215B WErk # 0060 "L2 + KS" (lost date unk) Observer Operational Clasp KIA when his ac crashed into the yard of the Bell Inn, East Socon, near St Neots, Cambridgeshire, cause and date unknown. Uffz Broening buried CC, Blk 5, Gr 44. Remaining crew (KIA): Lt Erwin Meyer Obs (?), (geb 1/9/1916, Berlin, buried CC, Blk 5, Gr 39); Uffz Erhard Hofmann, (bur CC, Blk 5, Gr 40. (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Alternate spelling: Bröning
Cannock Chase
84 Bruchner, HelmutOfw1(F)/120 (Norway?)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1369 "A6 + RH" (lost 12/10/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA with his Observer Oblt Karl Bender and two other unnamed crew at Hebrides-Shetlands-Faeroes 10 December, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
85 Brückmann, HelmutOblt10/21/19142/Kü.Fl.Gr-806 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4068 "M7 + DK" (lost 10/8/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW with two other unnamed crew 8 October, 1940; shot down by Hurricanes of No. 312 Sq., during sortie to Liverpool, making an emergency landing at Bromborough Dock, Mersey (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Obs Lt z S Herbert Schlegel (KIA, 4/6/1910, bur Cannock Chase Staffordshire, Blk 3, Row 4, Grave 118); R/O Uffz Helmut Weth (POW, 3/3/1915) and a photographer Sonderfüh Horst Lehmann. Pilot promoted to Hptm in captivity.
Cannock Chase
86 Brückner, HelmutOfw1(F)/120 (Sola)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1369 "A6 + RH" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 10 December, 1943; shot down near Herdla by a Mosquito VI "Hp862/0" of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Harald Jensen and Navigator Remo Torkildsen. Remaining crew (all KIA): Oblt Karl Bender, Observer; Uffz Engelhard Felke, R/O and Uffz Werner Pautke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Crashed at sea west of the Herdla airfield, 30 km NW of Bergen (Observer Loss List)
87 Brügelmann, HelmutFw38/JG-26 (Channel)Bf 109E-1 (lost), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3728 (lost 1/15/41)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 15 January, 1941 when he crashed his E-4 E of St. Valery, France, the AC burning after a force landing. WIA 31 May, 1940 when he was shot in the hand during aerial combat with a Hurricane. He bailed over the Channel and was captured, but released when Dunkirk was taken by the Germans. One known victory, his 1st, a Mureaux at Löwen/Wavre, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane northeast of Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane west of Boulogne, 12 January, 1941. Alternate spelling: Bruggelmann.
88 Brunke, HelmutUffz88/JG-51 (S.U.)Fw 190A-3 Werk # 253 (lost 3/13/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 March, 1943 during aerial combat south of Orel. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 1 August, 1942. A 2nd & 3rd, an Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 23 February, 1943. A 4th, a Pe-2 on 12 March, 1943. His victory count may be higher than 8 (Magnus).
89 Buder, HelmutOblt7/7/1912Ebersbach1Instr FFS A/B 3 (Guben 43), 7/NJG-6, I/NJG-6 (Wiener-Neustadt), Flgfüh III/NJG-6 (12/44)Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714628 "2Z + BR" (lost 12/5/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 4/5 December, 1944; crashed into Lake Balaton, near Ufer, after being hit by flak over Csongrad, during an attack on Russian troops crossing the river Tisza, killing the entire crew. The other known crewmen identified as Lt Gottfried Jentzsch, and R/O Uffz Hans Bühler. This Ju 88 was recovered in 1995 from Lake Balaton in Hungary. Source: Janos Bruckner, diver. One known victory, a Wellington N of Szombathely on 23 November, 1944. Added: Lt Jentzsch was reported to have exited the ac and entered a dinghy, but remains MIA. Oblt Buder is buried in the War Cem. at Szekesfehervar Hungary, Blk 4, Row 6, Gr 268. Uffz Bühler's body could not be recovered, and he is remembered in a special place, also at Szekesfehervar. The ac can be found in the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin (D.Drury).
90 Bunje, HelmutLt5/11/1921Hamburg12SG-38, JG-101, 4/NJG-6 (3/44), II/JG-26 (11/44), 4/NJG-6 (45)Bf 110, Ju 88G-6, Fw 190D-9 in JG-26EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He flew the Lead Pathfinder AC, the Ju 88G-6 (Wk# unk) on the 1 January, 1945 raid on Brussels-Evere Allied airfield and made an emergency landing at Nordhorn after being hit by flak on outward route. One known victory, a "4 mot" 30 km SW of Echterdingen on 15 March, 1944. A Wellington SW of Rome on 4 June, 1944. A Halifax SW of Russelheim on 26 August, 1944. A "4 mot" 20 km SSW of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. A Lancaster 15 km N of Heilbronn on 4 December, 1944. Victories 7,8 & 9 were Lancasters on 23 February, 1945, two near Tubingen and one SW of Freudenstadt, all within minutes. Deceased 8 July, 2000.
91 Burmester, PaulOfw.III/KG-53 (11/43)He 111H-16 Werk # 161885 "A1 + DR" (lost 11/20/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 20 November, 1943; strayed off course in bad weather during a transfer flight from Orleans. The ac struck the ground 2km south of Eurasburg, east of Augsburg, killing all onboard. Remaining crew (KIFA): Oblt Hans Grossendorfer, Obs & RK Holder; Ofw Helmut Lindemann, 2nd Obs; Uffz Walter Knobloch, R/O; and two Ground Personnel, Ofw Fritz Hartenstein and Uffz Richard Schleinitz.
92 Calgeer, HelmutUffz1IV/KG-30 (3/43), 1/NJG-2 (8/44), 3/NJG-2 (11/44)Ju 88 in KG-30, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620573 (lost 11/12/44)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Night Fighter Oper. Clasp in Bronze
WIA 11/12 November, 1944; shot down near Dortmund by a Mosquito, probably of RAF No. 157 Sq., piloted by F/Lt J.O. Mathews (Boiten). After being transferred to Night Fighters, on his first mission, he and his crew had to bail out due to an engine fire. All three crew were injured. His R/O was Gerd Lutz and Flight mechanic was Uffz Hans Angersbach. Boiten, 1 victory.
93 Carlowitz, ArthurUffzFFS C Zeltweg Ju 52/3mg4c Werk # 6201 "G6 + KO" (lost 10/9/39) Student Pilot KIC 9 October, 1939 near Jesenik, CZ,, cause unknown, possibly weather. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Max Schäuble, 2nd student pilot; Uffz Heinrich Hove, R/O and mechanics Uffz Josef Frelandenhofen, Uffz Eggert Kähler, Uffz Helmut Ronneberger and Uffz Hans Wich-Paulus-Klein (F.Braun).
94 Conter, HelmutLt15I/NJG-100Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 (lost 3/1/45)EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-6 reported lost on the Eastern Front, 1 March, 1945, no further detail. Remaining crew (disposition unknown):Uffz Ferdinand Klink and Fw Heinz Bonz (A. Rosseels). Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 15 victories.
95 Cümbal, AlfredFw5(F)/122 (1/42 Gostkino S.U.)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1426 "F6 + UN" (lost 1/22/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 22 January, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance mission covering Torzhok and Bologoye, Kalinin Oblast, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Helmut Ewald Hombrecher, Obs; Gefr Oswald Ritter, R/O and Uffz Alois Werschnick, Gnr. No VDK burial matches (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Gümbal.
96 Dahm, HelmutUffz7/KG-2Do 217K-1 Werk # 4421 "U5 + BR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. It is possible that he was shot down by F/Lt Surman in a Mosquito of RAF No.604 Sq. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Kurt Weprek, Observer; Ogefr Friedrich Fischer, R/O and Ogefr Günther Schiewe, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
97 Dahms, HelmutOfw2410/NJG-5 (7/43 S.U.), 1/NJG-100 (5/44)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory (i.z.Arb.LN), a Soviet SB on the night of 17-18 July, 1943. A Soviet R-5 the night of 26-27 August, 1943. Two R-5s and a U-2 the night of 7-8 September, 1943. A DB-3F the night of 10-11 October, 1943. A Soviet R-5 the night of 23-24 May, 1944. An R-5 the night of 28-29 May, 1944. A U-2(i.z.Arb.) the night of 13-14 June, 1944. An R-5 (i.z.Arb.) the night of 17-18 June, 1944. A Boston III the night of 25-26 June, 1944. An Il-4 and a Boston at Baranovichi the night of 29-30 June, 1944. An Il-4 the night of 9-10 July, 1944. Two known western victories, both Lancaster over East Prussia (Raribor & Krakow) on 17 August, 1944. A Soviet Li-2 the night of 29-30 October, 1944. Magnus Report.
98 Dargel, HelmutHptmKdr V/KG-40 (Atlantic)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360075 "F8 + BG" (lost 12/30/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 30 December, 1942, cause and location unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Wolfgang Zunke wireless operator and Uffz Georg Richter, gunner. Added: The crew went missing after attacking a flight of 17 P 39 and a B 25 during a transfer from the UK to Africa (R.Randall). Added: Another internet source shows the location as south of Lorient and the crew all KIA.
99 Deidlauf, HelmutOfw5/LG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140101 "L1 + GN" (lost 8/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspThis ac reported lost near Sardinia 12 August, 1942; shot down by carrier borne fighters (probably from No. 800 Sq.) during Operation Bellows, Deidlauf and two other unnamed crew returned OK, one KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
100 Deltow, HelmutUffzII/SKG-10 (Med)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 181700 (lost 9/2/43)Assault Operational ClaspKIC 2 September, 1943, cause and location not reported.

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