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1 Lütje, Herbert Heinrich 'Otto'Obstlt1/30/1918Abbesbüttel Niedersachsen5312(N)/JG-2, 9/NJG-1(3/42), Stab III/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(9/43), Stafkpt 8/NJG-1, Kdr IV/NJG-6(9/44), Kdr NJG-6(10/44 to end)Bf 109D "N + 3" (6/10/40 combat with a Blenheim in this Nightfighter AC), Bf 110 & Ju 88, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140018 "2Z + AF" (dam 6/10/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 160026 "<<-" 2Z + AA" (45) RK(6/1/43)-EL(4/17/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/15/43)

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Wnd Bdg(6/10/44)
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One known victory, perhaps his first, a Whitley in the Oldebrock/Bergen-aan-Zee area the night of 6-7 September, 1941. A Wellington the night of 20-21 September, 1941, no location. A Halifax, Werk# L9602 TL-P of RAF No.35 Sq., piloted by P/O G.Whitaker, the night of 7-8 November, 1941, no location. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 214 Sq. at Vriezenveen, on the east side of the Overijsselsch Kanal, the night of 26-27 March, 1942. A Wellington III of RAF No. 150 Sq. at De Piksen, near Wierden, 5 km W of Amelo Holland, the night of 9-10 August, 1942. A Wellington IV of RAF No. 460 at Rechteren, 13 km ESE of Zwolle Holland, the night of 27-28 August, 1942. On 4 March, 1943, he downed a B-17 'Rose O'Day' of the 91BG flown by Lt Felton. It crashed into the sea west of Den Helder. On the night of 14 May, 1943 he achieved 6 four-engine bomber victories. 247 combat missions. 51 Night victories, 2 Day victories, including another four-engine bomber. A Wellington at Hegyeshalom on 20 September, 1944. Shot down with wounds by a P-38 in Wk# 140018 on 6/10/44, emergency landing. Sometimes spelled 'Lütze'. Deceased 18 January, 1967.

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