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1 Gieseke, HerbertOfw63/NJG-3, 1/NJG-3 (5/45) Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Werk # 621642 "D5 + GH" (interned Ireland 5/5/45) EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" 40 km S of Duisburg on 13 June, 1944. Another "4 mot" at Radio Beacon "Carl" on 23 June, 1944. A "4 mot" at Abbeville on 25 June, 1944. A 4th, a "4 mot" into the North Sea, off Kiel, on 17 August, 1944. A 5th, a "4 mot" in the Königsberg area on 30 August, 1944. A 6th, a Stirling on 2 December, 1944, no location. He flew his Ju 88 from Grove Denmark to Gormanston Ireland on 5 May, 1945 with two other crewmen, Uffz Horst Walter Schmidt and Ogefr Bernhard Kruschyna. The crew were interned and the AC was turned over to the RAF, namely the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, flown by Capt Eric Melrose Brown. The RAF serial # became VK888. Magnus Report & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Giesecke.
2 Glocke, Franz WernerOfw4/14/1912Berlin III/KG-55 (5/40), Wekusta 2 (2/41) He 111P-2 Werk # 2856 "G1 +CS" (borrowed from 8/KG-55, dam 5/10/40), He 111H-5 Werk # 3806 "VE + CZ" (lost 2/8/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIC 8 February, 1941 at the Brest-Langedoc airfield, cause unknown. Buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 1/1/6. Source: A. Rosseels. Added: His 2/8/41 Remaining crew (KIC): Reg Rat Hans Jorg Giesecke (geb 2/11/1911 Tirchenreuth, bur 5/9/238) and Fw Heinz Goldenbow (geb 9/2/1915 Hildesheim, bur 1/1/16) (absa3945). He and his crew were captured, and later released, 10 May, 1940, after their ac was damaged by a MS406 fighter of GC I/2, piloted by Capt Pierre Rene Hyvernault. They were then forced down by Bloch 152 fighters of GC I/8, making a belly landing at Velaine-en-Haye military airfield. Remaining crew: Oblt Gustav Hecker, Pilot acting as Obs; Fw Robert Labandowsky, R/O; Uffz Hans Gentsch, Flt Engr and Gefr Fritz Günther, Gnr (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
3 Wimmer, M.Lt8/KG-4 (8/40 Schiphol) Ju 88A-1 Wrk # (88)3080 "5J + ?S" (dam 8/26/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp Injured in a mid-air collision the night of 25/26 August, 1940 with Wk# (88)3149, piloted by Oblt Rudolf Meissner (KIC). Lt Wimmer's Observer, Fw T.Kuhn was also injured. The R/O, Uffz P.Hütten and Mech/Gnr, Flg Giesecke, no injuries reported (SGLO). This may be Max Wimmer, later in 8/KG-30.

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