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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Baake, WernerHptm11/1/1918Nordhausen, Harz43 1/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)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

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 near Ansbach, on 15 July, 1964.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Halifax LV962 1944-04-25

Courtesy Christian König

2 Guul, H.Lt8/KG-2 (1/43 Deelen) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5498 "U5 + MS" lost) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 3 January, 1943; failing to return from a mission against port installations at Hull England, cause unknown. Guul and his crew were all killed when they crashed at Ijsselmeer Holland, by Harderwijk, and buried at Ysselsteyn after washing up at Harderwijk. Pilot Lt Guul buried M-2-48. Remaining crew: Ogefr W.Bendfeld, Obs (bur M-2-50); Uffz H.Lehmann, R/O (bur M-2-49) and Gefr H.Baake, Gnr (bur BL-3-51) (SGLO).
Ysselstein, Holland

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