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1 Geiger, AugustHptm5/6/1920Überlingen Bodensee549/NJG-1 (6/42), Stfkpt 7/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5477 "G9 + ER" (lost 9/29/43)
RK(5/22/43)
EL(3/2/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/27/43)
EP(10/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 29/30 September, 1943 when he was shot down by an RAF Night Fighter Ace, "Bob" Braham, over the Zuider Zee. He and R/O Fw Dieter Koch parachuted into the lake and drowned. The G-4 crashed at Ijsselmeer, 8 km NW of Harderwijk. All his victories were Night victories. On the night of 30 March, 1943, he shot down five AC. One known victory, a Whitley V of RAF No. 138 Sq. at Haarlerberg, 7 km WNW of Rijssen, a town 11 km SW of Almelo Holland, the night of 29-30 July, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 158 at Oldebroek, 12 km NNW of Epe Holland the night of 5-6 August, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. near Epse, 4 km SE of Deventer Holland, the night of 9-10 August, 1942, now a Hptm. A Wellington at Map Quadrant 737/8G3 on 11 September, 1942. Another, A Lancaster "Ar-J" of RAAF No. 460 Sq. on 23/24 May, 1943. A Stirling III Wk# EH900, "WP-Y" of RAF No.90 Sq., piloted by F/O McKenzie at Legden on 26 June, 1943. Burial: Block M, Row 4, Grave 83. Photo
2 Cantacuzino, Constantin, Prinz "Bazu" Hptm11/11/1905Bucharest, Romania4353rd Ftr Sq, 7th Ftr Grp, Kdr 9th Fighter Group Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166133 (interned at Foggia Italy)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
On 27 August, 1944, "Bazu" flew L/Col James A.Gunn III, AAC, from Romania to Italy in his Bf 109G-6 Wk# 166133 to arrange evacuation of US and other POW's out of Romania. For the return trip, the 109 was prominately overpainted with an American flag. Hptm Cantacuzino died in Madrid, and his grave is in el Cementerio Civil de Madrid. Deceased 26 May, 1958 (H. Breuer & D.Drury)
3 Abel, Friedrich Wilhelm August 'Fritz' Hptm11/28/1919Wintenberg, WestfallenErg/JGr-2(7/40), 9/KG-3 (1/41), redesig 4/KG-3(11/43), Stfkpt 5/KG(J)-51 (2/45)Do 17 "5K + MT" in KG-3, Ju 88 in KG-3, Me 262A-2a Werk # 110553 (lost 3/2/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (9/9/42)
EP (9/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant (8/25/41)
WIA by flak over England 18 January, 1941 along with his Observer, Uffz Karl Zunk in his Do 17. Wounded a second time by Russian flak on 16 November, 1941 along with his Observer, Fw August Benkle in "5K + MT". MIA 2 March, 1945; shot down in his Me 262 at Venlo Holland (Hagerhofweg). (LuftArchiv.de & Co DeSwart). His Luftwaffe career began as an FhjGefr in 1939 at LKS Fürstenfeldbrück. His EK 2 was awarded 9/3/1940 and the EK 1 awarded 11/15/1940. Source: Peter Kassak.
4 Acher, AugustFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-906He 115 B/C Werk # 2729 "8L + IH" (lost)Reconnaissance Operational Clasp in Gold (8/19/42)MIA 22 October, 1942; missing at Latscha Lake during a flight to support agents behind enemy line. AC was borrowed by 2/Vers.Verb.Ob.d.L.. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Kurt Helf, Observer; Uffz Ernst Leuenhagen, R/O and Uffz Stefan Kuballa, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
5 Adam, PaulFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Ju 52n Werk # 5945 "DC + SF" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 4 March, 1941 during a courier flight between Gardermoen and Berlin, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Alfred Gans, R/O; Uffz August Ahrens, Mechanic and Uffz Hans Müller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
6 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).
7 Ademeit, HorstMaj2/8/1912Breslau1661/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6220 (lost 9/18/40), Bf 109F in S.U., FW 190 Werk # 1185 with 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550528, Bf 109A-5 Werk # 155960 "Black <<" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(4/16/43)
EL(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)
EP(12/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA 7 August, 1944. Brought down by Infantry fire behind Russian lines near Dünaburg S.U. in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (15) 5960. Never heard from again. Brought down over English Channel in 1940 and rescued by Seenot. His 1st known Soviet victory, one of many, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941, a Fw at the time. Another Soviet, an I-16 on 27 August, 1941. A Yak-1 at Leningrad on 5 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A P-40 N of Leningrad on 6 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 18 June, 1943. An La-5 on 12 July, 1943. Two La-5s, a Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s and an La-5 on 2 August, 1943. Four La-5s and two Pe-2s on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2, an La-5 and a P-39 on 21 July, 1944. Approximately 600 combat missions.
8 Aebert, HermannObltStaffel Führer 1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171663Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944; Combat with a P-38 and a P-47, area of Voise-Santeuil, 20 km southeast of Chartres. Mombeek MIA List.
9 Ahlbrandt, GustavUffz148/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20547 "Black 8" (lost 8/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 August, 1943 at Kuteinikowo, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, three LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG on 9 August, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Nos 11, 12 & 13, Two Il-2s and a LaGG on 19 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Ahlbrand, Gustaf.
10 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).
11 Aigner, StefanLt3/1/1919St Georgen am Steinfeld, Niederösterreich1/KGr-806 (Finland) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2505 "M7 + FH" (lost 8/29/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA over Luga Bight with unnamed crew 29 August, 1941; cause unknown; Pilot and two returned, one KIA. Added: "Drowned in an accident 29 April, 1942 in the vicinity of Catania, buried Motta St Anastasia" (LOCS).
12 Aistleitner, JohannHptm3/8/1921Salzburg, Austria131/JG-26 (6/41), Stab III/JG-26 (8/42), Stfkpt in III/JG-26 (9/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (1/44)Bf 109E in 1 Staffel, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5290 (20% dam 10/20/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 681 (25% dam 9/30/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530734 "White 9" (lost 1/14/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound BadgeFighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1944 in "White 9" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 4FG near Montdidier, France. Injured during a landing at Wevelghem after a non-combat flight on 30 September, 1942. Uninjured by enemy fire on 20 October, 1942 in his A-3. His 1st victory, a Hurricane northwest of Boulogne on 17 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 8 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km north of Gravelines/Calais on 23 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire between Calais and Cape Blanc Nez on 21 August, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 20 km northeast of Margate on 28 February, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire into the sea off Cape Gris Nez on 27 August, 1942. Two B-17s over the Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944. Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.


June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert
13 Alander, RolfObltStfkpt Stab/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-5 Werk # 3655 "1H + AA" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 March, 1941 during an operation, crashing at sea off the east coast of Scotland. Remaining crew: Uffz Peter Wähner, Observer (KIA); Fw Werner Meyer, R/O (MIA) and Fw August Dether, Mech (MIA). Source: SIG Norway. Per Stankey & DeZeng, one unnamed crew KIA the other three POW. Added: The VDK database shows the location of Uffz Wähner as "missing at sea", and is remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial. The three survivors were rescued by a trawler (D.Drury).
14 Albers, HansUffz11/22/1922Ochtrup3/JGr-Süd, 4/JG-53 (4/44/Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410312 (lost 4/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 while intercepting US bombers, when he was shot down by US fighters and crashed into a woods at Gluesingen Germany. Joined the Luftwaffe in August, 1941.
15 Albert, ErnstLtI/ZG-1 (Reich Def) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6108 "S9 + LK" (lost 8/24/43) Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp He and R/O, Uffz Gerhard Büttner, were killed in a crash landing 24 August, 1943. They crashed and burned west of Bordenau due to an engine fire. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Lt Albert died of his injuries on 27 August, 1943 in a hospital (LOCS).
16 Albert, GerhardUffz5/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140072 "3Z + HN" (lost 8/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with two other unnamed crew 15 August, 1942 after becoming lost on maritime patrol and attempting to land at an Augusta (Italy) seaplane base, mistaken for Catania, one other WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
17 Albrecht, EgonHptm5/19/1918Curitiba, Brazil256 & 1/ZG-1 (2/42 S.U.), 4/ZG-1 (12/42 S.U.), 9/ZG-76, II/SKG-210, Kdr II/ZG-1 (10/43), Kdr IV/JG-53 (7/44), Kdr III/JG-76 (8/44)Bf 110 Werk # 3666 80% dam 12/19/42; belly landing Krasnodar S.U., non cmbt flight, both crew injured) in ZG-1, Bf 109G-14 Wk# 460593 "Black 21 + I" (lost 8/25/44)
RK(5/22/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/3/42)
EP(9/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer & Fighter Oper. Clasps
KIA 25 August, 1944 in aerial combat over Beauvais, east of St Claude/Creil, with a P-38 of the 474th FG, while returning from a mission. He bailed but from too low an altitude. His body was robbed of all his possessions by the French Maquis. He had several 4 engine victories. One known victory, his first known Soviet, an R-5 1 km SW of Wjerchowje on 8 February, 1942. Two Yak-1s on 4 July, 1942. A Yak-1 and an I-153 on 25 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 1 August, 1942. An I-153 on 23 August, 1942. A DB-3 on 24 August, 1942. An I-15 on 23 September, 1942. An I-153 on 31 October, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 5 November, 1942. A western victory, a B-24 S of Pilsen (Bohemia) on 22 February, 1944. Another, a B-24 40 km NNW of Brück on 25 February, 1944. A B-24 E of Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. A B-24 NW of Pressburg and a 2nd B-24 at Stockerau, on 26 June, 1944.
18 Albrecht, EmilOfw48/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12881 "Black 1 + I" (lost 12/16/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 16 December, 1942 cause and location unknown. One known victory, a Soviet IL-2 on 22 August, 1942. Nos. 2 & 3, both Il-2s in the Olenino area on 29 October, 1942. A 4th, a MiG-3 15 km S of Subzoff on 10 December, 1942.
19 Albrecht, FritzFw1(F)/121 (Greece) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 684 (lost 8/26/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 26 August, 1941 when his ac struck an obstacle at or near Athens-Tatoi airfield. Remaining crew: Fw Julius Ernst Gerhardt, Obs (DOW 8/27/41); Uffz Kurt Knuschke, R/O (WIC) and Uffz Heinz Büttner, Gnr (KIC). Two of the deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Crypt 3, Row 8 as follows: Fw Gerhardt, Platte 11; Uffz Büttner, Platte 8 (D.Drury).
20 Aloe, HerbertHptm3412/JG-54 (10/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 4/JG-54 (6/44)Bf 109G in 42, Fw 190A-5 Werk # (150)1214 "White 2" (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)
EP 1943

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 21 June 1944 in Werk # 1214 over Viipuri Finland. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 26 October, 1942, a Lt at the time. An Il-2 on 4 December, 1942. A MiG-3 on 6 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 January, 1943. A Pe-2 on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 February, 1943. A LaGG-3, an I-180, and two Il-2s on 13 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 16 July, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 July, 1943. An La-5 on 12 August, 1943. An Il-2 on 13 August, 1943. A Yak-9 on 16 August, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1943. An Il-2 and a Yak-9 on 26 August, 1943. A P-40 on 7 September, 1943. An La-5 NW of Valki on 3 November, 1943. An La-5 S of Kiev on 6 November, 1943. An Il-2 on 22 November, 1943. Two Il-2s on 28 November, 1943; one W of Rakovitchi, the other N of Vorovka. An Il-2 on 7 January, 1944. An La-5 on 15 January, 1944. A Yak-9 on 7 April, 1944. An La-5 on 2 June, 1944. Two Il-2s on 17 June, 1944. A P-39 on 19 June, 1944. His last victory, an Il-2 on 21 June, 1944, the day he was KIA.
21 Altendorf, ErichUffz310/JG-54 (2/44 S.U.), 13/JG-54 (9/44)Fw 190A-8 Wk# 732095 (lost 9/44), Fw 190A-8 Wk# 175042 "White ?" (lost 11/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 November, 1944 in Wk# 175042 over Darlinghausen. His Wk# 732095 crashed SE of Arnhem Holland on 26 September, 1944, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 26 February, 1944. Nos. 2 & 3, both Yak-9s on 23 August, 1944.
22 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.
23 Altmann, LeberechtLt12/19/19192 1/JG-26 (8/43), Stfkpt 1/JG-26 (2/44), Eins.Gr. Erg/JG-1 (2/45) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1091 (lost 8/19/43), Fw 190A-6 & 7, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682044 (lost 2/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 February, 1945 by flak near Küstrin. WIA 19 August, 1943 during aerial combat. His A-5 crashed at Eethen Holland, north of Waalwijk (DeSwart). Another source sets the crashsite as Bergen op Zoom. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 near Poix on 21 January, 1944, and one on 6 March, 1944, along with Kiefner and Brese on 6 March. Jager Blatt article (answering my question!).
24 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!
25 Altnorthoff, Ernst GeorgHptm4/21/192011 Stfkpt 12/JG-27 (7/43), 2/JGr Süd (Italy 11/43), Stfkpt 10/JG-27 (5/44 Reich Def), Stfkpt 13/JG-27 (11/44, 2/45 Reich Def), Stfkpt 6/JG-27 (4/45) Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16x253 (lost 5/24/44; WIA Neu Cilli/Steirmark, bailed safely),Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330917 (lost 11/2/44; WIA, combat Mieschen), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 130332 (lost 2/25/45; aerial combat, Bramsche, pilot OK), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332158 "White 7" (dam 3/21/45; damaged after enemy fighter strafing attack) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory during the Sicilian campaign, a B-24D 28 km west of Cape Spartha on 9 July, 1943. Most likely, he and Fw Fahrenberger were flying wing together this date. His 2nd, a B-24 when he opposed the Ploesti raid, downing the bomber 50 km west of Kefallinia on 1 August, 1943. Another victory, a B-17 near the Gulf de Fos southern France, 16 November, 1943. A P-38 SW of Cassis on 21 January, 1944. Two P-38s over southern France on 4 March, 1944; one at Serres, the other at Berre-LEtang. Another P-38 on 7 March, 1944, over Italy, no location. His 8th, a B-17 at Agram (Zagreb) on 24 May, 1944. His 9th, a C-47 SW of Hofgeismar on 4 April, 1945. His 10th, a P-47 10 km NW of Heiligenstadt on 7 April, 1945. His 11th, a P-47 5 km W of Havelberg on 16 April, 1945. Alternate spelling: Altnorthhoff. Magnus.
26 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).
27 Anders, RichardOblt1/3/1915Martinwaldau1(H)/11 (11/42), (H)/12 (4/43), Stab/NAG-6 (5/44), 6(F)/132 (6/44), 1/JG-110 (1/45), Stab/8 Flakdiv.Fw 189A-2, Hs 126B-1
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)
EP(8/10/42)

EK 1 & 2
Silver Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp w/Pendant
370 combat missions. DK-G Awards List & aufhimmelzuhause.com
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Oberleutnant Richard Anders (January 3, 1915 - September 9, 1993) had participated in the invasion of Poland in 1939 with the Aufklärungsgruppe 21 when his reconnaissance plane was shot down by an enemy hunter plane which left him and Hauptmann wounded. Anders then changed units to Ergänzungs-Aufklärungsgruppe (6 August 1942) and Aufklärungsgruppe 12 (1 September 1942). He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on 27 July 1944 as Oberleutnant and Flugzeugführer at 11. Staffel (H) / Nahaufklärungsgruppe 12 / Fliegerführer Kroatien / Luftwaffenkommando Südost after completing many reconnaissance missions and directing artillery fire. At the end of the war Anders joined Staff 8. Flak-Division. In total he has completed 370 feindflug (combat missions), most of which take place on the Eastern Front. Other medals and awards he received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz (November 26, 1939) and in Silber (January 21, 1944); Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht IV. Klasse (1939); Eisernes Kreuz II. Class (December 13, 1939) and I. Classe (July 25, 1940); Frontflugspange für Auklärer in Bronze (21 April 1941), in Silber (22 February 1942), in Gold (30 November 1942) and mit Anhänger (19 July 1943); Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (10 August 1942); Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1942/42 (December 31, 1942); and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (April 12, 1943). He also got one foreign medal namely the Ehrenzeichen der Slowakisches Schnellen Division XLII (Slovakien Honor award for service against the Soviet Union) which he got on 23 May 1942. What was unusual about Richard Anders's Oberleutnant photo was the absence of the Luftwaffe eagle logo on his hat! Post-war photos taken?


28 Andorf, A.Fw2/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 4673 (lost 8/28/42)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Do 217 crashed at Waalwijk Holland, the Buiten Marshes-Capelle, on 28 August, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
29 Andres, WernerObstlt7/13/190954/JG-231 (5/39), 2/JG-27, Kdr II/JG-27 (4/40 Fr.), Kdr Erg/JG-54 (Fr.), Kdr III/JG-3 (8/41 S.U.), JGr-Ost (1/43), Kdr EJG-2 (4/45)Bf 109E in 2/JG-27, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8127 (lost 8/28/41) in JG-3, Bf 109F & G and Fw 190A-8 in JGr-Ost, Me 262 in EJG-2
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 8 August, 1940 during aerial combat with a fighter, force landing at Montdidier (Prien). Injured in a "False Start" (?) at the Uman airfield on 28 August, 1941. His first known victory, a Fokker C.X. south of Wageningen, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Le Forte Milon, 9 June, 1940. During the Battle of Britain on 8 August, 1940, he was shot down in his 109 over the English Channel and was rescued by Air-Sea Rescue. He was replaced by Lippert. He was known to have served on the staff of General Galland. Magnus Report. Deceased 1975.
30 Anlauf, RobertFw103/JG-52 (7/44 S.U.)Bf 109G-14 & K-4EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 28 March, 1945. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 on 24 July, 1944. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 21 August, 1944. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 31 August, 1944. Nos. 4 & 5, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a P-39 on 1 September, 1944. Nos. 6 & 7, both Yak-9s on 14 October, 1944. An 8th, a P-39 on 20 October, 1944. Nos. 9 & 10, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a LaGG-5 on 26 October, 1944. Magnus.
31 Annies, M.LtIII/KG-4Ju 88A-5 Werk # 0284 (lost 8/27/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on 27 August, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart)
32 Anthony, GeorgOfw5/29/1913Berlin44/ZG-76 Bf 110C Werk # 3615 "M8 + MM" (lost 8/30/40)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 30 August, 1940; crashed at Barley Beans Farm, Kimpton, Hertfordshire, UK; buried Hitchin Cemetery, Hertfordshire, UK, NW Extension, Gr 401 (M.Croft). His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Nordmeier, was injured and taken POW (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, a Morane at Le Cateau, 16 May, 1940. His 2nd & 3rd, both Moranes on 17 May, 1940, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Heinrich Nordmeier (Nordmeyer or Nordmeir), suffered a broken back. Their 110 was sd by Hurricanes of Nos 303 and 56 Sqs, piloted by F/O Ludwik W.Paszkiewicz and P/O Bryan J.Wicks respectively (D.Drury).
33 Aparius, UffzII/StG-2Ju 87Known to have crashed his Ju 87 on 27 August, 1939 between Klucken and Gieseblitz with Gunner Ogefr Derwitz. Cause and crew disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
34 Apirius,LtDive Bomber UnitJu 87Crashed August, 1939 at Ufer des Leba-Sees, between Klucken and Giesebitz, cause and pilot disposition unknown. Jager Blatt 3/2004.
35 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.
36 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.
37 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).
38 Arnold, ErnstFw12/JG-27 (6/40), 3/JG-27 (8/40 Channel)Bf 109E-1 Werk # 3271 "Yellow 12" (lost 8/30/40) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 30 August, 1940 after being damaged during combat by a Spitfire of No.603 Sq., piloted by F/O Brian Carbury, and making an emergency landing at Westwood Court, near Faversham. One known victory, his 1st, a Battle at Montmirail, 13 June, 1940. Note: TBT&N and BOBT&N claim the Wk# was 3771 which was assigned to Hptm Lopez of 15(Span)/JG-27.
39 Arz, EgonLt2/KG-51 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8124 "9K + AK" (lost 3/16/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW the night of 16/17 March, 1941, suffering double engine failure during the Avonmouth bombing raid. His last radio call was "emergency landing in England". Crashed at RAF Chilmark, Dinton, Wilts at 23:40 hours. Remaining crew (all POW): Ofw Oskar Reimer, Observer; Fw August Konrad, R/O and Fw Otto Hoferrichter, Mech. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
40 Aspök, AugustLt8/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5277 "V4 + BD" (lost 10/29/41)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down during aerial combat on 29 October, 1941, the pilot and two others returned, one KIA, all unnamed.
41 Assel, FritzUffzI/JG-111Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161450 (dam 8/3/44)This ac known to have crashed on 3 August, 1944 at Unterschlauersbach, near Roth, cause and pilot disposition not reported. Source: Klassiker der Luftfahrt 6/12 magazine article (H. Breuer).
42 Aubrecht, HermannUffz315/JG-51 (S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7061 "Black 6" (lost 8/9/42 in Orel, S.U.)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/9/42)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 August, 1942 by flak; returned after making an emergency landing at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 56391. One known victory, a Blenheim over the English Channel on 29 April, 1941, a Gefr at the time. His first known Soviet victory,a Martin B-26 on 24 June, 1941. An SB-2 on 30 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 13 July, 1941. A Vultee-11 on 16 July, 1941. A Pe-2 on 14 December, 1941. An R-Z on 4 February, 1942. A MiG-1 on 22 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a Pe-2 on 8 August, 1942. An Il-2 18 km E of Gshalsk on 9 August, 1942. Survived the war. Magnus Report.
43 Auer, RobertUffzSchule Staffel/NJG-1He 219A-0 Werk # 190108 "G9 + ??" (lost 8/19/44)Pilot BadgeKIC the night of 19/20 August, 1944. His 219 crashed on Voortsweg in Enschede Holland, cause unknown. (DeSwart). Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Georg Frey (bur R/9/212) and Ogefr Paul Klatt (bur R/9/213). Pilot buried R/9/211; all at Ysselsteyn.
44 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).
45 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.
46 Austel, JohannesUffz1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171685Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 18 August, 1944; Combat with a Spitfire and a P-47 south of Rouen. Mombeek MIA List.
47 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).
48 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
49 Baasner, HansHptm11/1/1916Gross Orsichau3(F)/121 (3/43), Kdr III/KG(J)-6 (11/44), Kdr I/KG(J)-54 (3/45 to end)Do 17P & F, He 111H in Aufkl Gr.; Bf 109G & K, Fw 190A-8, Me 262A/1a
RK(3/14/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/14/42)
EP(12/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Observer & Fighter Operational Clasp
POW May, 1945, released 24 August, 1945. More than 300 reconnaissance and bomber missions. Jager Blatt article.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Baasner joined Flak Regt 2 at Szczecin, 01.10.1936. In 1938/1939, he went on to become a reserve officer in the anti-aircraft artillery regiment in Greifswald. In August 1939, he was appointed to the Department of the flak-teaching regiment in Hamburg. At the beginning of the war, he was transferred to East Frisia as adjutant to the Headlamp (Searchlamp?) Regiment 1. In May 1940, he began his training as an observer at Großenhain. In June 1941, he was deployed to the eastern front. After being promoted to first lieutenant, he was awarded the Knight's Cross on 14.03.1943, after operations in France, England, the Balkans and Russia. From Mid-1943 he received a training at the pilots school A/B 41 in Frankfurt / Oder and at the pilots school (C) 6 in Kolberg. In 1944 he attended the blind flying school in Copenhagen. After being retrained in IV/KG 6 on the Ju 88 and Ju188, he joined Stab/KG-6. On 02.06.1944 to be assigned as an ia (?) officer. On 12.08.1944, he was given command of the III./ KG 6, which was at that time to be a booster in Ahlhorn and flew against the invasion front. On 19.10.1944, the order for the reclassification of KG-6 was ordered and Baasner sent to Breslau-Rosen to train as a fighter pilot. The III/KG-6 was then in Prague-Rusin and was refitted sparingly on the Fw 190. On 31.01.1945, the III group was named " Schwanen Gruppe", the first Me 262 element of the squadron. But the new deliveries of the Me 262 did not come until March 1945. In March / April Baasner left the III. Group, which is now III/KG(J)-6, and took over the leadership of I/KG (J) 54, which was also in Prague-Rusin. At the end of the war, he was captured with the remains of his group in Graz, from which he was released. Baasner flew over 300 reconnaissance missions. Deceased 21.3.1983, Lüdenscheid (Source, Facebook)
50 Bachmann, WernerOblt7/KG-30 (Channel)Ju 88C Werk # unk "4D + DR" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940 during the attack on the Driffield airfield by a Spitfire of RAF No. 616 Sq., piloted by Sgt James Hopewell. The AC crashed alongside the Bridlington waterworks reservoir on Scarborough Road. Remaining crew: Uffz Werner Evers, Observer (POW), Fw Georg Henneske, wireless operator (KIA) and Flg Robert Wakther, gunner (POW). The body of Georg Henneske was buried in Bridlington Cemetery on 19 August, 1940; it has since been re-interned in the German Military Cemetery at Cannock Chase.
51 Bachnick, HerbertLt2/9/1920Mannheim809/JG-52 (12/42), 2/JGr Ost (4/44), 9/JG-52 (7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27013 "Black 33" (lost 7/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166065 "Yellow 4" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/5/44)
EP(12/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 August, 1944 in "Yellow 4"; shot down by a P-51 after flying a mission against American bombers, where he achieved his last victory. He tried to force land his damaged AC, when he lost control and crashed into a railway embankment in the vicinity of Birkental, near Myslowitz Upper Silesia. He was shot down with wounds in "Black 33" on 7 July, 1944 and made an emergency landing at Moran. 373 missions, 79 victories in the East. His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2, an Il-5 and aLaGG on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 (m.H.) on 4 August, 1943. A LaGG on 5 August, 1943. A LaGG on 19 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 20 August, 1943. Three Il-2s on 21 August, 1943. Two Il-2s on 22 August, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 11 September, 1943. An Il-2 and a P-39 on 20 September, 1943. Two LaGGs and two Il-2s (m.H.) on 27 November, 1943. A LaGG and three Il-2s (m.H.) on 28 November, 1943. A LaGG and an Il-2 on 19 December, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) N of Kamenka on 25 December, 1943. Five Il-2s on 7 January, 1944. Four LaGGs and an Il-2 on 13 March, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 80 victories. Died 1944-08-07 Olesnow, Poland
52 Badum, Johannes "Hans"Lt3/2/1921Ruthweiler, Saar54Erg/JG-27, 6/JG-77 (6/42 S.U.), Stfkpt 6/JG-77 (12/42 Med)Bf 109F-4 (5/42), Bf 109G2 Werk # 10727 "Yellow 7" (lost 1/12/43)
RK(10/15/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42)
EP(9/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 January, 1943 in his "Yellow 7" in aerial combat with P-38s SW of Giordani, near Tripoli. 300+ combat missions. 51 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, his 8th overall, a LaGG-3 on 2 June, 1942. His 9th, an I-153 on 5 June, 1942. A 10th, an I-16 Rata on 6 June, 1942. His 22nd & 23rd, both Il-2s on 26 July, 1942. Three Il-2 on 28 July, 1942. A 27th, a Pe-2 on 29 July, 1942. A 28th & 29th, a Pe-2 and a DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 12 August, 1942. Six LaGG-3s on 13 August, 1942! Two LaGG-3s on 18 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 25 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 3 September, 1942. Two Il-2s on 5 September, 1942. A P-39 on 14 September, 1942. His earlier victories were probably scored over Malta. Two known Desert victories, both P-40s in N. Africa on 20 December,1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 54 victories.
53 Baeker, GerhardHptm11/23/1915TO III/KG-1 "Hindenburg", Kdr II/JG-3, Kdr I/JG-7 (8/44)Ju 88, He 177, Me 262A
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Operation Barbarossa, Russia, 1941. Flew his Bf 109 Taifun to Ju 88 crashsites to retrieve spare parts. Severely injured 19 August, 1941 in a crash due to engine failure on his 132nd mission. Returned to duty in 1944 with KG-1 flying the four-engine He 177. His gunner was Fw Hein Bruns. R/O Uffz Hans Jäger. Observer Fw Zens. He survived the war, and was interviewed for a History Channel program seen in 2002. Retired LW-Bundeswehr Oberst. Deceased 10 April, 2004.
54 Baer, Karl GustavOfw7/19/1917Boddin3/KGr-126 (Kampfgruppe-126*)He 111H-4 "IT + ?L" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA in the North Sea 15 August, 1940 after being shot down by flak over Immingham docks in Lincolnshire on a mission to Hull England. Remaining crew: Oblt Hans Folkmer, Obs 1 (KIA, bur YsselBQ/6/34); Fw H.Kresz, Obs 2 (MIA); Uffz W.Frestl, R/O (MIA) and Uffz E.Wandhoff, Flt Engr (MIA). *KGr-126 was previously a coastal reconnaissance unit but was absorbed into the Luftwaffe's strategic bombing force in mid-1940. Added: Another source suggests that three were KIA and one crew MIA (D.Drury).
55 Bahnsen, JensFw188/JG-53 (11/41 Comiso; 10/42 N.Afrika; 6/43 Sicily)Bf 109 F-4 "Black 3" & G (Trop.), Bf 109G-4 Trop Werk # 15031 "Black 6 + I" (lost 6/7/43; WIA, combat with a B-17 20km S of Pantelleria), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18565 "Black 6 + I" (lost 8/19/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 19 August, 1943 in Werk # 18565, by B-17 return fire north of Bagnoli Italy. 120 + combat missions. 7 victories in the Desert, including a P-40, piloted by Sgt ONeil, who survived, 4 km north of El Ruweisat, near El Alamein on 1 July, 1942. A Beaufighter 8 km north of Ras el Barrani on 23 August, 1942. Four P-40s of RAF No. 250 Sq. near Tarfa on 9 October, 1942. Two more British fighters on 10 October, 1942; one a PRU AC, the other a Spitfire of RAF No. 92 Sq, both over the sea. A P-40 15 km south southwest of Fuka N. Africa on 20 October, 1942 and another P-40 south southeast of Quotifiya N. Africa on 22 October, 1942. Downed a P-38, his 7th victory, 10 km southwest of Pont du Fahs on 29 November, 1942. His 9th Desert victory, a Spitfire 10 km east of Mateur on 19 April, 1943. His 10th, a P-38 on 29 April, 1943. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories.
56 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
57 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).
58 Baldauf, FritzFw4/KG-26 (10/39 Lüneburg), 8/KG-26 (8/40)He 111H Werk # Unk "1H + NM" (lost 10/9/39), He 111H-4 Werk # Unk "1H + FS" (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission to the coast of Northumberland, County Durham, when they were sd into the sea east of Middlesbrough, and captured. Remaining crew (all POW); Lt Adolf Renner, Observer, Ogefr Wilhelm Rössinger, wireless operator, Gefr Walter Lorenz, mechanic and Uffz Christoph Schumann, gunner. Earlier, on 9 October, 1939, he and his crew were taken prisoner after making an emergency landing in a field in Nymindegab, Denmark due to low fuel. The crew were on an anti-shipping operation with five other He 111's. Before being captured, they were able to set the ac onfire. They remained POW's until the German occupation, 9 April, 1940. Remaining crew (all uninjured): Uffz Hermann Gutacker, Obs; Ofw Adolf Friedrich Düring, R/O and Uffz Erich Scheinert, Mech. Source: "Air War Over Denmark". Alternate spelling: Waldauf.
59 Baldauf, HorstLt2(F)/22 (Observer)Do 17 P & F and He 111H
RK(8/8/44 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 10 June, 1944 at Winniza.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Leutnant Horst Baldauf (May 24, 1920 - June 10, 1944) was one of the best reconnaissance pilots owned by Aufklärungsgruppe 22. The aircraft that he usually piloted were Dornier Do 17 P & F and Heinkel He 111H. He was lost on duty in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, on June 10, 1944. Until this moment his fate was not known with certainty, but most likely his plane had been shot down by Soviet aircraft. For his dedication Baldauf was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes posthumously on August 8, 1944 as Leutnant and Beobachter in 2. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 22 / Luftwaffen-Kommando Don. At that time the unit (Aufklärungsgruppe 22) was dissolved! Other medals and awards he received: Fliegerführerabzeichen, Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse; Eisernes Kreuz I.Klasse; Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42 (1942); Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (September 21, 1942); Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold mit Anhänger; and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (June 24, 1943)
60 Baldes, JosefFhjOfw1915-09-06Differten/Kreis Saarlouis3(H)/14, NAGr-3, 1(F)/124 (Petsamo 9/44)Hs 126 in 3(H)/14, Bf 109G-8 in NAGr-3, Ju 88D & Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10668 "White 1" (70% dam 9/20/44) in 1(F)/124
RK(5/9/45)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Mombeek Flugbuch List. Added: WIA 20 September, 1944 when his G-2 was hit by Russian ground fire. He managed to return to Petsamo, crash landing at the airfield (Observer Loss List).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Josef Baldes (September 6, 1915 - July 30, 1985), who was born and died in Differten / Kreis Saarlouis (Germany), was a aufklärerflieger pilot of Aufklärungsgruppe 124 recommended by his unit to get the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes in early April 1945 The proposal was processed by Oberkommando der Luftwaffe / Auszeichnung und Discipline (OKL / AuD) on April 16, 1945. Approved, the recommendation was then forwarded as Luftwaffenpersonalamt-Verleihungsvorschlag (LPA-VV) Nr. 1577 to Reichsmarschall's aide Hermann Göring for approval. Unfortunately, the recommendation was never resolved and the war ended on May 8, 1945. Therefore, the award ceremony could not be verified even though Walther-Peer Feldgiebel officially stated in his book that Baldes was awarded the Ritterkreuz on May 9, 1945 as Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel and Flugzeugführer at 1. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 124 / Kommandierender General der Deutschen Luftwaffe in Norwegen. Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse; Eisernes Kreuz I.Klasse; Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (April 12, 1943); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (August 16, 1943). During his war career the Baldes completed 281 combat missions, and he was listed as the last aufklärerflieger to be awarded the Ritterkreuz!
61 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.
62 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).
63 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)..
64 Barion, HermannUffz410/JG-11 (6/44 S.U.), 12/JG-11 (1/45)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 380158 "Blue 3 + I" (lost 9/26/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738271 "Blue 6" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945. After making his strafing runs in his A-8 at Asch, he was attacked by P-47s and crashed at Margraten Holland before reaching the German border. His earlier A-8 crashed at Herwen Holland (gem. Herwen en Aerdt) on 26 September, 1944 due to combat; pilot wounded. His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III on 2 May, 1944, a Gefr at the time. A 2nd, a Yak-9 on 26 June, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. A 4th, a Yak-9 on 17 August, 1944. Added: Buried Ysselsteyn G-10-244 (Manrho/Putz publ.).
65 Barkhorn, Gerhard 'Gerd'Obstlt3/20/1919Königsberg, Ostpreussen301 5/JG-52(7/42), Stfkpt 4/JG-52 (2/43 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52, Kdr II/JG-52 (Russia), Kdr JG-6 (1/45), JV-44 (4/45) Bf 109E-7 Werk # Werk # 5922 "Yellow 2 + -" (into Channel 10/29/40), Bf 109F-4 Wk#13388 "White 5 + -" (WIA 7/25/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15909 "Black <<5 (7/43 Anapa, S.U.), Bf109G-6 Werk # Unk "<<5" (5/44 Kherones), Bf 109G-6 Wk#163195 "Black <<5 + -" (WIA 5/31/44), Bf 109K-4, Fw 190D-9 w JG-6, Me 262
RK(8/23/42)
S(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)
EP(7/20/42)

EK 1
Wound Bdg(7/25/42)
Ftr. Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
EL(1/11/43). 1104 combat missions. His first known Soviet vivtory, a Pe-2 NE of Petrovskaya on 27 May, 1942. Four LaGG-3s on 7 October, 1942. A Yak-1 and two LaGG-3s on 30 October, 1942. A P-40, a Yak-1 and a LaGG-3 on 30 November, 1942. A LaGG-5 and two Yak-1s on 5 August, 1943. Four LaGG-5s on 23 August, 1943. A Yak-9, a P-39 and two Yak-1s on 29 December, 1943. Another of many multiple victories for this high scorer! Shot down with severe wounds 31 May, 1944, exhausted after his sixth mission of the day. Flying his G-6, Wk# 163195 "Black 5", he lost his concentration, and was jumped by a Soviet P-39. His last victory was on 5 Jan., 1945. Injured in another crash on 25 April, 1945, when his Me 262 was shot down by a P-51. He carried the name "Christl", his wifes name on nearly all his AC. Barkhorns wingman was Fahnrich Graf Keller. His crew chief from 40 to 45, Cpl. Albert Kusterer. Shot down 9 times. In 1955, he joined the West German Luft. and became a General. Deceased 11 January, 1983; auto accident 6 January,1983, wife Christl killed instantly 6 January. Post war home: Tegernsee. Photo


Hptm. Gerhard Barkhorn, Gruppenkommandeur II./JG 52, Bagerowo, 12 February 1944 in his Bf 109 G-6/Trop W.Nr. 44. 'Schwarzer Doppelwinkel' after his 250th victory
66 Barlau, WalterFw8/12/19224/NAGr-12 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19937 "White 15 + -" (lost 8/26/43) Night Observer Operational Clasp MIA 26 August, 1943, crashing at Philippville, probably due to icing. Added: "German Losses Over Malta" states he was sd and taken prisoner and his unit was III/JG-77.
67 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)
68 Bartels, Heinrich 'Hein'Ofw7/13/1918Linz, Donau, Austria99 JG-26, JG-1, 8/JG-5 (11/42 Finland), 4/JG-27 (6/43), 11/JG-27 (11/43-4/44 Balkans), 15/JG-27 (12/44) Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13169 "Blk 13" w/JG-5, Bf 109G-6/R6/Trop Wk# 27169 "Red 13" (Kalamaki, Greece Autm '43) w/JG-27, Bf 109G-10 Wk#130359 "Yel 13 +~" (lost 12/23/44)
RK(11/13/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/28/42)
EP(10/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 23 December, 1944 in his G-10, "Yellow 13" over Bonn, shortly after his last victory, a P-47 on Rolf Brands tail, on this same date. It is thought that Col. David Schilling C.O. of the 56FG was the victor on this date. His body was found on 26 Jan., 1968 near Villip (Bad Godesberg), the parachute intact, in the AC! 500 missions, 42 victories in the West, 2 heavy bombers. His 1st, a Spitfire near Gravelines on 19 August, 1941. Among his known Soviet victories, two I-61s N of Murmansk on 29 July, 1942. A Soviet triple, all Hurricanes, on 10 August, 1942. Four Hurricanes and an I-61 near Murmansk on 22 September, 1942. Another Soviet triple, a P-39 and two P-40s on 23 March, 1943. He scored a triple victory (3 British fighters, Nos. 75, 76 & 77) on 23 April, 1944 SW of Cilli, in the Balkans. His 80th, a P-51 N of Waldkraiburg on 24 April, 1944. Victories 90 & 91, both P-47s in the Dives-sur-Mer area on 16 June, 1944. His 92nd & 93rd, a Spitfire and a P-51 NW of Caen on 22 June, 1944. His 95th, a P-51 SW of Flers on 24 June, 1944. A P-51 NW of Achmer on 8 December, 1944. He was nominated for the EL.
His aircraft and his remains were found near Bad Godesberg 26 Jan 1968 (Youngs)


69 Bartelt, MartinLt1/29/1921Stab/StG-2 (S.U.)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2482 "T6 + HA" (lost 8/1/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 1 August, 1942 in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3933, cause unknown. Remaining crew, unnamed, one MIA and one KIA. Bf 110 Loss List
70 Barten, FranzHptm1/26/1912Saarbrücken522G-77 (9/40), 11/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 10/JG-51 (S.U. 11/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-53 (4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5432 "Black 2" (lost 7/16/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12878 "White 5" (WIA 11/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441575 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 8/4/44)
RK(10/24/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/1/42)
EP(10/20/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 4 August, 1944, over Reinsehlen near Soltau, as he parachuted from his damaged G-6 with a fatal head wound, after a dogfight. Buried in Lippstadt. Battle of Britain pilot, his first victory, a Hurricane on 14 September, 1940, no location. His 2nd & 3rd, two Hurricanes S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire between St Omer & Boulogne on 15 April, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 22 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 24 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 15 July, 1941; an I-16 and a DB-3. Shot down in "Blk 2" behind Russian lines on 16 July, 1941, but returned. A Yak-3 on 23 October, 1941. A DB-3a on 27 October, 1941. Two SB-3s on 12 November, 1941. An I-61 on 18 March, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 April, 1943. One known western victory, a B-24D 5 km west of Della Pecara, 3 September, 1943. Another bomber, a B-24 32 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. His 49th, a Spitfire 10 km N of Nettuno on 6 February, 1944. His 50th, a P-47 S of Insel Elba Italy on 14 April, 1944. 895 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories. Photo
71 Barthel, AlfredUffz15/JG-26 (7/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4954 (lost 7/23/41), Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5412 (8/42 crash)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 23 July, 1941; shot down at Manighem, near Ostende, during aerial combat with Spitfires and suffered burns, but bailed successfully. Hospitalized at Courtrai. On 11 August, 1942, he was injured in a crash in his Fw 190, when he hit an object taking off from Epinoy. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim at Ostende on 23 July, 1941.
72 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).
73 Barz, ErichOgefr3111/JG-51 (6/44 S.U.)Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, two Soviet Il-2s (m.H.) on 8 June, 1944. A 3rd, a LaGG-5 on 17 June, 1944. Nos. 4, 5 & 6, all three Il-2s (m.H.) on 4 July, 1944. A 7th, a Pe-2 on 8 July, 1944. Nos. 8 & 9, a LaGG and a Pe-2 on 18 July, 1944. A 10th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 20 July, 1944. An 11th, a Boston III on 21 July, 1944. A 12th, a P-39 on 24 July, 1944. Nos. 13 & 14, both Yak-9s on 31 July, 1944. A 15th, a Yak-9 on 1 August, 1944. A 16th, an Il-2 on 2 August, 1944. A 17th, a P-39 on 6 August, 1944. Nos. 18 & 19, both Yak-1s on 8 August, 1944. Nos. 20, 21 & 22, two Il-2s (m.H.) and a Yak-9 on 9 August, 1944. A 23rd, a Yak-9 on 13 August, 1944. Nos. 24 & 25, both Yak-9s on 16 August, 1944. Nos. 26, 27 & 28, an Il-2 and two La-5s on 17 August, 1944. Nos. 29 & 30, an Il-2 (m.H.) and a Yak-9 on 23 August, 1944. No. 31, a Yak-9 on 24 August, 1944.
74 Basse, HerbertFwStab II/KG-54Ju 88A "B3 + CC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1940 after being severely damaged during aerial combat near Portland England by Spitfires and Hurricanes from RAF Nos. 601 and 213 Squadrons. The Ju 88 crashed into the sea. Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Schade, Observer (MIA); Uffz Herbert Klatte, R/O (POW; bailed safely with wounds); and Fw Franz Bagus, Gunner (MIA). The body of Oblt Werner Schade was recovered and he is buried in Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row1, Gr 17 (D.Drury) . Jager Blatt 2/2004.
75 Batz, Wilhelm 'Willi'Maj5/21/1916Bamberg237Instr duty, 5/JG-52 (12/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-52 (8/43 S.U.), Kdr III/JG-52 (4/44), Kdr II/JG-52 (5/45)Bf 109G, Bf 109K-4 "Black <1" in II/JG-52
RK(3/26/44)
S(4/21/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/44)
EP(11/14/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Ftr. Oper.Clasp w/"400"
6th ranked German Ace. Wounded three times, shot down four times. Shot down 15 enemy AC on 30 May, 1944, on seven separate missions. 445 combat missions, all victories in the East except 5. 2 four engine bombers. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-3 on 11 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 15 April, 1943. Two Il-5s and a LaGG-3 on 20 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 9 May, 1943. A LaGG-3 S of Anapa on 10 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 21 July, 1943. A P-39 on 7 August, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 9 August, 1943. Two Yak-1s on 5 September, 1943. A LaGG-5 and a Yak-9 on 12 October, 1943. Three Yak-1s on 16 November, 1943. Six victories in the Eltigen area on 5 December, 1943. A Yak-1 and a Yak-9 on 10 February, 1944. He scored 15 victories on 31 May, 1944. Six Soviet victories on 19 July, 1944. His 200th on 20 July, 1944. Six victories on 17 August, 1944. Nicknamed "Rabitzky" by his Russian counterparts, he was one of the most feared by the Soviet airmen. He and his Group eluded Soviet capture after the war. Retired from the BundesLuftwaffe as Oberst. Deceased 11 September, 1988 at Mauschendorf, Unterfranken.
76 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
EP


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.
77 Bauer,Lt1Stab III/JG-27 (8/44)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-47 at Brügge on 29 August, 1944. This is not Ludwig. Ludwig MIA in July 1944 and was an Oblt in 1943.
78 Bauer, GerhardtLt8/26/1916Jena, Thüringen8/StG-77, Flt. Instr. SG-103, retd 8/SG-77Ju 87D-3 & D-5
RK(2/29/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

, EP(4/2/42), EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 17 April, 1945 during a bombing mission against Soviet forces. SG-77 was jumped by 60-70 Mustangs and Bauer and several others were killed in the dogfight 1km northwest of Kukau near Kamenz. Six others were killed including the Stfkpt, Oblt August Lambert (RK). All were buried on the Hutberg near Kamenz. Channel pilot. About 650 missions.
79 Bauer, Konrad 'Pitt'Oblt2/9/1919Gelsenkirchen5710/JG-51 (3/43 S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (9/43 S.U.), 2/JG-3 (5/44), Stafkpt 5/JG-300 (7/44)Bf 109G in JG-51, Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171641 "Red 3" (7/44), Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 681469 "Red 21" (lost 9/11/44), Fw 190A-8 "Red 4"
RK(10/31/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/10/44)
EP(3/31/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
32 Bombers. 416 combat missions. His first known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 on 20 March, 1943. A P-2 25 km E of Shlobin on 29 November, 1943. An Il-2 (m.H.) on 15 December, 1943. Four Il-2s (all M.H.) and two Boston IIIs on 15 December, 1943. A Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 10 January, 1944. One known western victory, his 19th, shared with a Flak unit, a B-17 at Zehdenick, N of Berlin, on 18 April, 1944. His 20th & 21st, both B-17s on 24 May, 1944, no location. Two B-24s at Arten and a P-38 at Wernigerode on 7 July, 1944. A P-51 at Obergünzberg on 19 July, 1944. A double victory on 20 July, 1944; both B-17s at Zwickau. A B-24 at Martinsburg-Spitz on 25 July, 1944. A triple victory on 27 July, 1944; three B-24s at Szekesfehervar. A B-17 at Brünn on 29 August, 1944. A triple victory on 11 September, 1944; three P-51s in the Kassel-Giessen area. Shot down in Fw 190A-8 Wk# 681469 "Red 1" with wounds during this engagement, losing two fingers on his right hand. Wounded seven times. Survived the war. Deceased 17 June, 1990. Photo
80 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.
81 Bauer, ViktorObst9/19/1915Löcknitz, Pommern1062/JG-77 (5/40), JG-2, Stfkpt 9/JG-3, EJG-1 (Supplementary Squadron) (5/45)Bf 109E in JG-77, Bf 109F-2 Wk# 8987 "Yellow 7 + I" 80% (dam 7/23/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13325 "Yellow 7" in JG-3 (6/42), Bf 109G, Fw 190A
RK(7/30/41)
EL(7/26/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP(6/22/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA on 10 August, 1942. 400 combat missions. Only 4 victories in the West. Seriously wounded in his F-2 on 23 July, 1941 at Bjelaja-Zerkow. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane west of Brügge, 15 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane east of Cambrai, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km S of Southend on 1 November, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane 30 km W of Calais on 5 February, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, his 37th overall, a Pe-2 on 13 February, 1942. His 40th, a Soviet I-61 on 18 February, 1942. A triple Soviet victory on 22 March, 1942; an I-61 and two Il-2s. Two I-61s on 31 March, 1942. Another double on 4 April, 1942; an I-61, no location, and an I-301 3 km E of Parfino. A quad on 20 May, 1942; two I-61s and two Il-2s. Five victories on 7 July, 1942; three Il-2s and two MiG-1s. Two Hurricanes and two Il-2s at Kalatsch on 25 July, 1942. Two Su-2s; one SE of Kalatsch and one NW of Stalingrad and two LaGG-3s E of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. A Yak-1 at Tscheruyschkov on 28 December, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 106 victories. Survived the war. Deceased 13 December, 1969. Photo
82 Bauer, WilliOfw28/JG-3 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 1294 "Black 7 + I" (lost 10/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 October, 1940 after being damaged in aerial combat and making a force landing at Princes Golf Course, Sandwich. One known victory, his 1st, a Fiat CR 42 near Fleurus, northeast of Charleroi, 14 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Ashford on 29 August, 1940.
83 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.
84 Bauhaus, GerhardHptm12/22/1908Brünen bei Wesel, NiederreichIII(Kampf)/LG-1, IV/LG-1, Stab/StG-77, Stfkpt 8/StG-77 (S.U.)Bombers, Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0522 (lost 7/22/42)
RK(5/25/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Shot down 22 July, 1942 during an attack on Rostov, was brought to the Taganrok hospital with serious burns. On 20 August, 1942, he was transferred to the Luft Hosp at Greifswald (Pomerania) via Ju 52, where he died 2 September, 1942. He is buried at Jüterbog. 482 missions as bomber and dive bomber pilot.
85 Baumann, HelmutLt385/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)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)
EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 February, 1944. Magnus. 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.
86 Baumann, JohannesUffzIII/JG-2 (Channel)Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5232 (lost 8/23/42), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5328 (dam 6/5/42)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August in Werk # 5232; Failed to return from mission, location and cause unknown. Crashed into the sea at Map Quadrant M/M 97314. Wounded in the A-3, 5 June, 1942 during aerial combat with fighters near Morlaix.
87 Baumgart, HorstUffz8/1/1923Breslau8/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + ES" (lost 7/31/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 31 July, 1944 when his ac was sd by flak south of Saint Lo, Manche, France. Another source suggests the location was either Gavre (Gavray?) or Les Mesnil-Herman. Remaining crew: Ogefr Bruno Richard Sitek, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Ernst Specht, R/O (POW) and Uffz Ernst Kaupa, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, France, among the unknowns (D.Drury). Added: A new source, Combat Report RAF 219 Sq, BS/219/18, reveals the strong possibility that Uffz Baumgart and crew were sd by a Bradwell Bay Mosquito NF XXX, piloted by F/Lt E.W.Campbell & Nav-R/O WO G.H.Lawrence, N.E of Avrances at 0005 Hours, 1 August, 1944 (A.Barnwell, Grandson, 3/2021).
88 Baumgartner, MartinOblt2(F)/Ob. d. L. (Le Bourget) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430245 "T5 + FK" (lost 8/14/42) DK-G (5/22/42), EK 1 & 2, Observer Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 14 August, 1942 when he was sd in the Machatsch-Kala-Baku area (Azerbaijan) (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew (MIA, desig unk): Ofw Fritz Hegendörfer, Uffz Franz Nadansky and Ofw Ernst Scheithauer. (D.Drury).
89 Bauschke, HorstHptm6/8/1920Berlin, NeuköllnStab/Aufkl.Gr.11 (5/42 S.U.), 2(H)/21 8/43), 6(H)/Aufkl.Gr.12 (disband 5/44), 8/NAGr-8 (5/44 to end)Hs 126B, Bf 109G
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/16/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp in Gold
Began his Luftwaffe flying career as a FhjUffz in August, 1940. Served as a Short Range Reconnaissance Pilot in Russia. Known bases: Herzogenaurach 2/44 to 8/44, Olita & Raczki during Aug, 1944, Polangen Sept & Oct, 1944, Eichwalde Oct to Dec, 1944, Mackfitz 12/44 to 2/45, and Prenzlau 2/45 to 3/45. Documents found on-line.
90 Baussert, ArnimOfwI/KG-51Ju 88A-1 Werk # 5048 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 6/7 December, 1940 when he crashed near Melun France following engine failure on the return flight from the bombing raid on Bristol. Cause of the failure not given. Remaining crew: Ofw Hugo Helms, Observer (KIA); Fw August Konrad, R/O (WIA) and Gefr John Henry, Gunner (WIA). Konrad and Henry bailed safely with injuries. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
91 Bayer, HansHptm1915-10-09Stfkpt 2(F)/122 (Ghedi 8/44)Do 17 P & F, He 111H & Ju 88A & D, Me 410A-3 "F6 +KK" (8/44-1/45)
RK(5/1/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/24/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
His R/O in August 1944 was a Lensing. They performed sea recon between La Spezia and the French Riviera. He served briefly as 2 Staffel Stfkpt in February, 1945. Wiki Luft data
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hans Bayer Hauptmann (October 9, 1915 - May 29, 1974) became Staffelkapitän of 3. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 33 based in Bologna in the fall of 1943 after he had previously crossed various missions over the English and African straits. At the end of 1943 the unit was relocated to Königsberg-Devau where the pilots attended training using the Junkers Ju 188 aircraft. On March 16, 1944 Bayer Staffel was assigned to the Athens-Kalimaki area and operated using the new aircraft they had learned. There they carried out various surveillance missions to Italy, Cyprus, Malta, Haifa, Alexandria, and the Suez Canal. In October 1944 they left Athens and moved to Szombathely in Hungary, then to Zagreb / ​​Yugoslavia. For his prominent leadership in his unit, Bayer was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on May 1, 1945 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän 3. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 33 / Luftflotte Reich. He died in 1974 in an accident. Other medals and awards he received: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse und I.Klasse; Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (December 14, 1942); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (June 24, 1943)
92 Beck, AlbinLt7/3/19206Erg/JGr-Ost (4/43), 9/JG-3 (7/43 S.U.), 12/JG-3 (8/43 Sicily), Stab IV/JG-3 (10/44) Fw 190A-8 (dam 10/10/44)
Wound Badge, EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
He was injured 10 October, 1944 when he made a belly landing on the Autobahn in the vicinity of Südring by Genshagen due to compass failure during a ferry flight (LOCS). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 W of Korotscha on 6 July, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a LaGG-3 27 km SW of Izyum on 18 July, 1943. A 3rd Soviet, a MiG-3 12 km SE of Krassnoye-Lutsch on 28 July, 1943. His 4th and 5th victories were both B-26s in the Naples area on 19 August, 1943. His 6th, a P-38 over southern Italy, 28 August, 1943. Magnus Report.
93 Beck, GünterLt4/24/191913/LG-1 Bf 110D Werk # Unk "L1 + ?X" (lost 8/13/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940; the ac may have been sd by Hurricanes over the sea off Bournemouth. The circumstances are unconfirmed and the body of Beck washed ashore and was buried at Portland Royal Navy Cem, in C of E portion, Gr 694. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Hoyer listed as MIA (D.Drury).
94 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
95 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).
96 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.
97 Becker, SiegfriedUffz1Flugzeugführer 1/ZG-2Bf 110C-4 Werk # 3208 "3M + KH" (lost 8/25/40) EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
POW 25 August, 1940 after being shot down at Priory Farm, East Holme, near Wareham. He and his gunner, Ogefr Walter Wöpzel (or Wötzel), bailed safely, and taken POW, the victims of F/O Agazarian & Gaunt of 609 Sq. (Bf 110 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a Polish P-23 west of Krakau, 12 September, 1939.
98 Beckh, Friedrich Obstlt1/17/1908Nüremberg48Kdr IV/JG-51 (3/41), Kdr JG-51 (7/41), Kdr JG-52 (6/42), RLM StaffBf 109F-4 Werk # 13362 "White 4" (lost 6/21/42) RK(9/18/41)
EP(5/11/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA June 21, 1942 after hit by flak on a low level mission by Waluiki, east of Kharkov, and subsequently forced landing. Was probably taken prisoner. His first known victory, a Spitfire of RAF No.610 Sq. off Boulogne on 5 March, 1941, during the Battle of Britain. His 2nd, a Spitfire 20 km N of LeTouquet on 10 March, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 20 km N of Cape Blanc Nez on 6 May, 1941. His 4th, a Hurricane 10 km N of Calais on 21 May, 1941. His 1st Soviet victory, a DJ-6 on 22 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 27 June, 1941. A DB-3 on 2 December, 1941. An I-18 on 24 February, 1942. An I-61 on 31 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 4 August, 1942. An Il-2 3 km W of Shalonino on 3 December, 1942. Two Il-4s on 3 July, 1943. Two Il-2s (m.H.) on 10 January, 1944. An additional 20 AC were destroyed on the ground. Scored JG-51s 2000th victory. Mölders successor as Kdr. JG-51. WIA 16 September, 1941, serious enough to be replaced by Günther Lützow. Photo
99 Beckhaus, Karl AugustHptmK/88 Legion Condor (7/39), Stab/Fliegerführer z.b.V.-Berlin, I/KG-40 (4/40)Ju 52/3m, Ju 290, He 111, Fw 200C Werk # Unk "F8 + CH" (lost 4/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 21 April, 1940; failed to return from a mission to Narvik, presumed lost in the North Sea due to bad weather and icing conditions at Vestfjorden (LOCS & falkeeins-blogspot).
100 Beckmann, HelmutLt3/8/1921Austria182/JG-27 (4/42 Libya-2/44), 3/JG-27 (6/44), 15(Sturm)/JG-3Bf 109G-4 in JG-27, Fw 190A-8/R2 in JG-3EP


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.

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