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1 Bonsack, Friedrich Robert Wilhelm Fw12/27/1905Bindheim2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-106 He 111H-2 Werk # 5599 "CA + MN" (lost 12/13/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC with his entire crew; crashing 4.5km NE of the Morlaix airfield on 13 December, 1941, cause unknown. Remaining crew (KIC, all bur Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9): Uffz Gerhard Gawlik (geb 5/29/1915 Schomberg, bur Row 53, Gr 1320), Obs; Ogefr Otto Wittig (geb 12/19/1919 Kannawurf, bur Row 52, Gr 1297), R/O and Gefr Heinz Schröter (geb 5/6/1919 Halle, bur Row 53, Gr 1321), Gnr. Pilot, Fw Bonsack buried Blk 9, Row 52, Gr 1298 (absa3945).
2 Aubertin, FriedrichUffz8/22/1922RiegelsbergFFS B-22He 111H-11 Werk # 8390 (lost 5/29/44)Student Pilot?KIA with all onboard during a training flight on 29 May, 1944; sd by a fighter and crashed near Ybbs a.d. Donau, Lower Austria. Remaining crew: Gefr Richard Ott, R/O; Uffz Friedrich Hoheisel, Flt Engr; Gefr Gerhard Klinkowitz, Gnr and Gefr Paul Hahn (or Hohn), Student. Uffz Aubertin is buried in the War Cem at Riegelsberg, Germany, Row 2, Grave 30 (D.Drury).
3 Bärsdorf, Gerhard Alfred WihleLt7/18/1920Leubus7Adj II/JG-300 ("Herrmann" 2/44), 5 & 6/JG-300Fw 190A-8 Wk # 172997 "Yellow 7" (lost 7/28/44 at Gerring/Erfurt)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 July, 1944, colliding during aerial combat with Ofhr Friedrich Schenk of 2/JG-300. Bärsdorf and Hirschfeld were on the same flight and both lost AC at Erfurt, Hirschfeld was also KIA. One known victory, a Lancaster at Hamburg on 30 July, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Remscheid on 31 July, 1943. A 3rd, a B-17 2 km S of Gifhorn on 22 February, 1944. A 4th, a B-24 at Vienenbürg on 7 July, 1944. A 5th, a B-24 SE of Linz on 25 July, 1944. A double victory on 26 July, 1944; both B-17s, one near Vienna, the other, unconfirmed, NE of Graz. His 7th official, a B-17 near Gerring on 28 July, 1944, just prior to his death from the collision 2 km from Gehren, near Erfurt, with Ofhr Schenk. Five unconfirmed victories.
4 Beckh, GerhardLt3Stab IV/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 11 January, 1944 (Magnus). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd, a MiG-3 on 10 July, 1943. A 3rd, a Yak-1 ESE of Gulki on 15 September, 1943. Could this be a brother to Friedrich Beckh, Kdr IV/JG-51, MIA June, 1942 or some other scenario? Magnus Report victories, 12.
5 Behrens, FranzUffz4/3/1917Wiedelah7/KG-26He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 4/30/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 29/30 April, 1941. His ac crashed in the area of Evreux-Lisieux France, circumstance unknown. However, earlier in the flight, the ac experienced an engine malfunction which may have contributed to this crash. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Dauwwitz, Obs (KIA); Gefr Friedrich Koch, R/O (rescued by ASR) and Ogefr Rudolf Lehnig, Flt Engr. The deceased are buried in the Geman War Cem., La Cambe France, Blk 36, as follows: Uffz Behrens Gr 145, Uffz Dauwitz Gr 25 and Ogefr Lehnig Gr 24 (D.Drury)
6 Friedrich,Oblt1Stab II/NJG-2Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Halifax at Bar-le-Duc on 25 October, 1942. This may be Gerhard in other NJG units.
7 Friedrich, GerhardMaj9/16/1917Berlin, Johannisthal30 KGzvb-106, Stab III/NJG-1 (6/43), 10/NJG-4, Stab II/NJG-4, Kdr I & II/NJG-6 (7/44 Mainz-Finthen), Stab I/NJG-6 (2/45) Ju 52, in KG-106, Ju 88G-6a, Bf 110 & Ju 88G in I/NJG-6, Ju 88G-6 Wk # 621801 "2Z + LB" (lost 3/16/45)
RK(3/15/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge (4/17/43)
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16/17 March, 1945 when the bomb load of a Lancaster, "PB 785" of RAF No. 576 Sq., he had hit, exploded, killing him as well as 7 Lancaster crew and the 3 others in his Ju 88 Wk# 621801. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Lewerenz, Ofw Wilhelm Giesen (geb 3/12/1915 Mörs, Düsseldorf) and Uffz Werner Meyer (geb 5/14/1922 Hagen). WIA 16/17 April, 1943 when he was shot down at Hochspeyer. All victories were Night victories. One known victory, a Halifax 2 km E of Xanten on 23 June, 1943. Another, a Lancaster at Seeburh, NW of Murrhardt on 26 February, 1944. A Halifax 60 km S of Saarbrücken on 2 March, 1944. A "4 mot" NW of Kaiserlautern on 18 March, 1944. A Halifax III NW of Nürnberg on 31 March, 1944. A Lancaster and a Halifax at Montdidier on 11 April, 1944. A Halifax W of Friedrichshafen on 28 April, 1944. A 2nd Halifax, same day, at Schaffenhausen. A Lancaster near Deelen on 13 June, 1944. A Lancaster S of Darmstadt on 12 September, 1944. Victories 26,27,28 & 29 Were Lancasters in the Pforzheim area on 23 February, 1945. Magnus, 33 victories.
8 Friedrich, GerhardUffz24/JG-54 (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 31 March, 1944. A 2nd Il-2 on 7 April, 1944.
9 Friedrich, GerhardUffzFlgAusbRegt 72 (Giessen)Bu 131 Werk # 4321 (lost 4/23/41)Pilot BadgeKIFA 23 April, 1941; killed in some sort of a collision at Ober-Bessingen. His student, Flg Robert Welkner was also killed.
10 Geissler, GerhardOfw7/KG-55He 111P "G1 + IR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 3/4 August, 1940 during a bombing raid in the Bristol area, when he was shot down by flak over the English coast. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Karl Ohmann, Observer; Uffz Walter Weber, R/O; Uffz Werner Thieme, Mechanic and Uffz Friedrich Westphal, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
11 Grasser, WilhelmUffz7/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # unk "A1 + FR" (lost 8/18/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damaged by RAF fighters over the Channel. He was forced to ditch into the sea off Ramsgate, Kent. The crew managed to get into their dinghy and were captured. Remaining crew (POW): Oblt Friedrich Zipse, Obs; Gefr Gerhard Worsch, R/O; Gefr Werner Reinhardt, Gnr and Gefr Heinz Mailänder, 2nd Gnr (D.Drury).
12 Gross, EmilFw6(Z)/JG-5 (3/42), 13/ZG-76 (1943-44 Russia)Bf 110E-2 Werk # 4502 "M8 + ZE" (lost 3/42)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Forced to make an emergency landing on 11 March, 1942 near a Russian forest, 40 km west of Murmansk, after being attacked by Russian fighters, Gross suffered an injured right foot. Both he and Sarodnik were rescued by their Staffelkapitan, Oblt Karl Friedrich Schlossstein in a Fieseler "Storch". Jager Blatt 2/1998 article about this Bf 110 being recovered at Murmansk and presented to the Berlin Technik Museum in 1998. The Radio Operator/Gunner Uffz Gerhard Sarodnik present at the presentation. Gross survived the war and was thought to live in the Graz area, but could not be reached for the reunion.
13 Grosspeintner, FridolinLtI/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142249 "4D + ML" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 22 May, 1943; non-operational crash into the sea north of Banak, Map Quadrant 27 East/51583, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Uffz Erwin Kretschel, Observer; Uffz Friedrich Fritz, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Hanel, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
14 Herlacher, FriedrichOblt4(F)/Aufkl.Gr. Ob.d.L. (Nikolajew, Ukraine) Ju 88 Werk # 0026 (lost 5/15/42) Observer Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 15 May, 1942, when their ac crashed on or near the Nikolajew airfield, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt Heinrich Theodor Wilhelm Schmickler, Obs; Fw Walter Georg Gustav Blume, R/O and Uffz Gerhard Stahr, Flt Engr. The VDK notes that Oblt Schmickler, not yet transferred to a VDK grave, is commemorated on a natural stone at Kirovograd Collective Cem. Fw Blume is believed buried at Kirovograd (D.Drury).
15 Jäckel, Martin Friedrich KarlFw2/17/1912Wussow/Pommern15(Z)/LG-1 Bf 110C-1 Werk # Unk "L1 + KV" (lost 8/31/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA the night of 31 August/ 1 September, 1940 during aerial combat over England, crashing near Edenbridge (Bf 110 Loss List). His gunner, Flg Heinz Karl Gerhard Rösler (8/29/1919 Lindenberg), also KIA. Both buried at Cannock Chase, Block 9, Collective Grave 34 (Joe Potter Grave Search). Added: more precise crash location, Hosey Wood, 1.5.miles south of Brasted, Kent (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
16 Kadow, GerhardOblt5(J)/TrGr-186 (9/39 Stolp-Brüsterort), Flugzeugführer in 6/ZG-1 (6/40), Stfkpt 9/ZG-76 (Channel 7/40)Bf 109B & E, Bf 110C-1 Werk # unk (dam 68/40), Bf 110C Werk # 3551 "2N + EP" (lost 7/11/40)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
He and crewman, Gefr Helmut Scholz, were taken prisoner 11 July, 1940 after making an emergency landing at Grange Heath, near Lulworth. They were shot down by fighters of No. 238 Sq.. Bf 110 Loss List. One month earlier, on 8 June, 1940, he wandered into Swiss airspace, and was attacked by two Swiss Bf 109's piloted by Lt Friedrich Egli of Fl.Kp-15 & Ernst Mühlemann of Fl.Kp-21. The ac was able to cross the border back into Germany. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Fritz Wunnicke (or Wunnike) was KIA, burial site unknown (D.Drury).
17 Kazmaier, FriedrichOfw7/LG-1 (Sola, Stavanger)Ju 88A-1 "L1 + BR" (lost 4/25/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 25 April, 1940; attacked by Blenheims of no. 254 Sq.. The ac made a force landing on a plateau at Hanekamben where they were taken prisoner and sent to britain. Remaining crew: Gefr gerhard Betzin, Fw heinrich Cordes and Gefr Willi Holthausen (Flyvrak Norway).
18 Kraus, AdolfOfw12/26/1916RödelmaierStab/KG-1 (10/40), 4/KG-1 (5/41 S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4318 "V4 + PM" (lost 8/29/41), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4644 "V4 + BM" (lost 5/7/42), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6788 "V4 + BM" (90% dam 9/30/42)
RK(10/25/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)
EP(3/9/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIC 30 September, 1942, crashed after takeoff from the Siwerskaja airfield due to an engine fire and exploded on impact. His Observer on this flight was Lt Gerhard Quaas, Obs; Uffz Philipp Sigloch, R/O and Uffz Lothar Seiler, Gnr., all KIC. Wk# 4318 sd by AA fire over the Gulf of Finland, Quaas WIA. Wk# 4644 attacked by Soviet fighters, all WIA. Remaining crew: Uffz Friedrich Albrecht, Obs; Uffz Philipp Quaas, R/O and Uffz Josef Müller, Gnr.. 351 combat missions in Russia.
19 Linge, GerhardUffz5/7/1923Tettau Liegnit3/KG-1He 177A-3 Werk # 332475 "V4 + HD" (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 1 April, 1944; crashed at Woltersdorf in the vicinity of Altenburg, cause stated as "probably due to bad weather". Remaining crew (KIFA): FhjFw Ernst Rosemann, geb 4/8/1923, K.Obs; Gefr Reinhard Wobig, geb 6/25/1924, R/O; Uffz Karl Kipple, geb 10/27/1921, Wart; Ogefr Rudolf Burghart, geb 7/28/1919, Gunner and Gefr Friedrich Schumann, geb 2/14/1925, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
20 Maak, GerhardOblt7/KG-76 (S.U.)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144010 "F1 + HR" (lost 9/24/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/10/42 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 24 September, 1942 over Saratow. Believed shot down by Lt Valeriya Khomiakova of 437 IAP, Russias first victorious female pilot, known as the "White Rose of Stalingrad. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Heinrich Wienen, Observer; Fw Wilhelm Heckel, R/O; and Gefr Friedrich Brenger, Gunner. Jager Blatt 5/2002 & 1/2003.
21 Matt, HerbertOfwStab III/KG-51He 111 Werk # 2648 "9K + DD" (lost 5/14/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 14 May, 1940 after being shot down by French fighters of GC III/6 at Fougerolles. Remaining crew (POW); Oblt Siegfried Barth, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Schildt, R/O and Uffz Heinz Kazmirowski, Mech. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
22 Mosbach, FriedrichOfw1(F)/121 (12/42), III/KG-30 ('43)Ju 88A-4 "7A + SH" (lost 12/27/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: The crew made an emergency landing at Son Servera (Mallorca) on 27 December, 1942, all believed to have survived. Remaining crew: Uffz Lothar Blech, Obs; Fw Gerhard Teuber, R/O and Fw Hermann Schenker, Mech (SGM, Incidents in Spain).
23 Ostadal, FriedrichObltKdr I/KG-30 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3676 "4D + CB" (lost 5/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 10 May, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Ura-Guba. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ofw Gerhard Kohla, Observer; Uffz Friedrich Raber, R/O and Uffz Karl Heinz Bassen, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
24 Püschel, FriedrichFw8/18/1914Heide1/LG-1 (Channel) Ju 88A-1 Werk # 4145 "L1 + MB" (lost 11/1/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew, crash landed at Greyfriars Road, Storrington, Sussex on 1 November, 1940 after being hit by flak, one remaining crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: One unnamed, Fw Püschel, buried CC, Blk 4, Gr 248, the 2nd, Uffz Gerhard Reinsberg, bur CC, Blk 4, Gr 219 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
25 Schenk, Friedrich Wilhelm "Timo" Lt192272/JG-300 (7/44),10/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109G-10 "Red 5", Fw 190A "Red 12" (8/44) & "Red 5" (1/45 Liegnitz) in JG-300, Me 262EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Collided with an Fw 190A-8 piloted by Lt Gerhard Bärsdorf during aerial combat on 28 July, 1944. He escaped but Bärsdorf was killed. One known victory, a B-24 at Neusiedler See on 16 June, 1944. A 2nd, a B-24 at Märkische Bucholz on 21 June, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 SW of Wien on 26 June, 1944. A 3rd, a B-24 at Quedinbürg-Stassfürt on 7 July, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 in the Münden area, NE of Kassel, on 16 August, 1944. A 5th & 6th, both Lancasters on 31 March, 1945. A 7th, a B-17 S of Bremen on 4 April, 1945. Nick-Name: "Timo Schenko".
26 Schlossstein, Karl Friedrich FritzHptm2/28/1918Kirchheimbo-landen, Rheinpfalz81(Z)/JG-77 (11/41), Stfkpt 13(Z)/JG-5 (3/42), Stfkpt 10(Z)/JG-5 (5/42), Kdr I/ZG-101, Kdr II/ZG-76, Kdr IV/JG-54(3/45)Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5019 (8/42 lost- flak) & Bf 110G-2 Wk# 5213 (50% dam 3/14/43; overturned in a squall) in Z/JG-5, Ju 88 in ZG-101, Fw 190A-8 in JG-54
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/43)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Gold w/"300"
WIA (injured) 14 March, 1943 landing accident in Wk# 5213 at Kirkenes Norway airfield after an operational flight. His R/O, Fw Gerhard Friedrich was also injured (Source: SIG Norway). A Stfkpt in 13/ZG-76 in the Summer of 1944, he rescued two crew members, Gross, the pilot, and Gerhard Sarodnik, R/O, when they were downed in their Bf 110. Kdr I/ZG-101 in June, 1944. Thought to be the last Commander of II/ZG-76. 300+ combat missions. One known victory, his 5th, a MiG-3 on 10 May, 1943 over the Notowki Bight. Magnus Report, 8 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories. Residing at Gartenstr. 10c, 76744 Maximiliansau in 2005.
27 Stein, GüntherOfw1/5/1919Forst, Lausitz6/KG-2 (2/40), 5/KG-2 (late 42)Do 17, Do 217E-4 Werk # 5590 "U5 + LP" (lost 3/15/43) RK(3/26/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/2/42)
EP(10/25/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
A Radio Operator, POW 15 March, 1943; sd by a Beaufighter night fighter near North Thoresby during a raid on Grimsby. The entire crew bailed and became POWs. Remaining crew: Oblt Hartmut Holzapfel, Pilot; Ofw August Küpper, R/O and Fw Gerhard Dörr, Flt Engr.. Stein usually flew with the crew of Oblt Friedrich Wilhelm Dörflinger. 196 combat missions, 164 over England, 90 were night missions (Kaiser RK book). Deceased 21 February, 2003 Ottobrunn/München (P. Basti).
28 Sünnemann, Friedrich FritzOblt4/21/1910AscherslebenBraunschweig Kaserne (1939), Fliegerhorst Ohlau/Schlesien (5/41 Poland), 5/KG-2Ju 52, Ju 86, He 111 & Do 17 @ Ohlau, Do 217E-4 Werk # 4376 "U5 + BN" (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA the night of 13/14 June, 1943 after being shot down east of Flamborough Head by an RAF Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by F/O D.B.Wills. Wills shells found their mark and there was a large explosion in the ACs forward compartment and debris catapulted in every direction. The Do 217 fell away to starboard in a mass of flames, crashing in the sea below. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Heinz Orchel, Observer, Fw Gerhard Duwe, wireless operator and Uffz Heinz Oesterle, gunner. Joined the Liufwaffe in 1939. Additional data by Hans Hölscher in 2015.
29 Weller, GerhardUffzI/KG-26 (Sola)He 111H-5 Werk # 3741 "1H + CH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 13 June, 1941 at sea near Peterhead during an operation, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Werner Rohländer, Observer; Gefr Leopold Blaha, R/O and Gefr Friedrich Jarks, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Added: KG-26 Loss List suggests that Oblt Rohländer may have been the pilot.
30 Winter, MartinOfwStab I/KG-53He 111H-3 Werk # 6912 "A1 + AB" (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 7 September, 1940 when his ac was sd by fighter action and crashed into the sea off Harwich, Essex. Remaining crew: Oblt Albin Weber, Obs (POW); Ofw Gerhard Müller, R/O (MIA); Flg H.Hönig, Flt Engr (MIA) and Fw Friedrich Kempgens (or Kempgen), Gnr (POW) (D.Drury).
31 Zech, GerhardUffz 4/25/1920 Nürnberg4/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720052 "2Z + GM" (lost 4/25/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp Pilot and crew reported killed 25 April, 1945 by Hof im Westerwald for unknown reason, buried Hamm. Remaining crew: R/O Uffz Hans Weyerstrass (2/21/1922 Neuss), bur Gravenbroich- Elsen-Allrath and Gnr Gefr Friedrich Henn (12/1/1924 Bendorf), bur Bendorf. NOTE: His birthdate per NJG-6 Loss List is reported as 2/29/1920.

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