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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 Geiger, ErwinLt3/KG-30 (Med)Ju 88 A-4 Werk # 1739 "4D + BL" (lost 8/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Augusta 10 August, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). This may be the other Erwin Geiger, a POW who may have been part of an exchange.
3 Geiger, FranzUffz9/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 413547 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 8/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 19 August, 1944 in the area of Meulan, 37 km NW of Paris. Mombeek.
4 Geiger, WilliOfw8/30/1914Mannheim5/StG-77Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5167 "S2 + UN" (lost)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 18 August, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at Ham Manor Golf Course, Angmering, Susses. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 4, F, Gr 18. Source: M.Croft.
5 Schweinhardt, KurtOfw5/StG-77 (Channel) Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5167 "S2 + JN" (or UN) (lost 8/18/40) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
POW 18 August, 1940 after being shot down with wounds at Ham Manor Golf Course, Angmering, Sussex, by P/O Whall of No. 602 Sq.. His unnamed R/O KIA. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: His R/O-Gnr, Ofw Willi Geiger (8/30/1914 Mannheim), buried CC, Block 4, Row F, Gr 18 (D.Drury).

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