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1 Krüger, HorstOfwWekusta 76 (Nikolayev) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 5910 "5Z + RA" (lot 4/14/42) Meteorological Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 14 April, 1942, when they failed to return from a reconnaissance operation, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew: Wd.-Sekr. Robert Lohle, Obs; Fw Adalbert Mübach (or Müsbach), R/O and Ogefr Erwin Walter Karl Beese, Flt Engr. Two matches on the VDK database: Wd.-Sekr and Ogefr Beese, showing their place of death as Alushta, Crimea, where they are believed buried (D.Drury).
2 Krüger, Horst 'Benno'Lt9Stfkpt 5/JG-2 (8/41), Stab II/JG-2 (12/41)Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A-2 Werk # 20269 "Black 1"(lost 7/26/42) in July 42EP


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Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 26 July, 1942 after aerial combat with 2 Spitfires of RAF No. 91 Sq., 10 km south of Dungeness. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire on 26 August, 1941, no location. His 2nd, a Spitfire downed on 4 September, 1941, no location. His 3rd, a Spitfire on 18 September, 1941, no location. His 4th, a Spitfire near Dieppe on 20 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 21 September, 1941. His 6th, a Spitfire near Le Touquet on 27 September, 1941. His 7th, a Halifax near Brest on 30 December, 1941. Two victories on 12 February, 1942; a Swordfish and a Spitfire. Magnus, 16 victories.

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