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1 Neureiter,Fw11/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
One known victory, with Helmut Lent this date, a Gladiator at Lakseivdal, 2 June, 1940.
2 Lent, HelmutObstlt6/13/1918Pyrehne Neumark1103/ZG-76, 6/NJG-1(5/41), 4/NJG-1 (7/41), Kdr II/NJG-1(11/41), Kdr IV/NJG-1(10/42-7/43), Kdr NJG-3 (8/43)Bf 110C "M8 + DH" (80% dam 9/4/40), Do 215B-5 Werk # 0100 "R4 + DC" (?) (10% cmbt dam 7/10/41 nr Leeuwarden), Bf 110G-4 "< RK(8/30/41)-Br(7/31/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Narvik Shield
NJ Oper Csp w/Pend
102 victories were Night Vics. His 1st two victories were Wellingtons northwest of Borkum, 18 December, 1939 while in ZG-76. His 5th, making him a Ace, a Gladiator by Förnebu Denmark on 9 April, 1940. He is known to have crash-landed his Bf 110C after this victory. Two early 6/NJG-1 victories, both Wellingtons, one at Süderstapel, the other into the North Sea, the night of 11-12 May, 1941. Two Stirlings the night of 29-30 June, 1941. Two Wellingtons over Friesland the night of 7-8 September, 1941. A Wellington and a Hampden on 13 October, 1941. A Wellington the night of 8-9 November, 1941, no location. A Hampden I of RAF No. 455 Sq. into the sea 70 km west of Terschelling the night of 6 February, 1942. 50th victory on 8 January, 1943. A triple victory on 16 June, 1944; all "4 mots", one SW of Lille, the other two in the Bethune area. Severely injured in a flying accident, 5 Oct. 1944, (DOW 7 October, 1944); crashed on landing due to engine failure and colliding with high tension wires in his Ju 88G-6 at Paderborn. Also killed were his R/O, Ofw Walter Kubisch, Oblt Hermann Klöss (Observer?) and Lt Werner Kark(Correspondent). All four deceased buried at Stade, Alter Garnisonsfriedhof, in a single grave (D.Drury). EL 6/6/42. S 8/2/43. Also served in NJG-2. Flew Do 215B-5 "R4 + DC" at Leeuwarden, 1941.

Lent and crew graves

Courtesy Christian König

3 Kautz, WernerSndrfühIII/NJG-3Bf 110, Ju 88G-6 Night Fighter Operational Clasp Jager Blatt 6/2003 says he crashed with Helmut Lent (I didnt have him in that crew). His rank, Sonderführer, is strange for a pilot, therefore I think he was a crew member.
4 Abraham, PaulLt5/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440066 "Black 7" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Known to have been shot down with injuries by Grossengstingen, near Stuttgart, on 16 March, 1944 as a result of B-17 return fire and/or P-51 escorts. On 18 March, 1944, he and Uffz Helmut Rosenbaum found themselves in the hospital at Riedlingen with a B-17 bomber pilot. Abraham returned repeatedly to the his crashsite until his death. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
5 Ackenhausen, HelmutFw3(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0393 "4U + RL" (lost 9/27/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 27 September, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by P/O Marrs during a photo sortie of Liverpool. The ac crashed off Porlock Beach, Somerset. Remaining crew: Oblt Willi Rude, Obs (POW); Ofw Erwin Riehle, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Wilhelm Reuhl, Mech (KIA during Spitfire attack, bur in the Porlock Cem. Source: "Somoerset at War, 1939-1945" article per D.Drury.
6 Ackermann, HelmutUffz1(H)/32 (Lappland)Do 17P-1 Werk # 1079 "1R + DH" (lost 7/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 July, 1941 on an operational mission by Vioninnen (Norway ?), cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ofw Fritz Lange, Observer and Uffz Edmund Kuberek, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
7 Adam, HelmutUffz14/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13225 "White 3 + -" (lost 7/1/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 1 July, 1942 at Walujki while making an emergency landing, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 NE of Petroskaya on 27 May, 1942.
8 Adelmaier, ConradUffzErg/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0197 "4D +GA" (lost 4/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 April, 1942 on an operation at Map Quadrant 06 East/6266, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Josef Bock, Observer; Ogefr Walter Wilhelm, R/O and Ogefr Helmut Reppert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Alternate spelling:Adelmeier (Ju 88 Loss List).
9 Adler, HelmutFwStab/StG-2Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2132 "T6 + NA" (lost 9/18/42)Observer Operational ClaspWk# 2132 reported lost 18 September, 1942 after an enemy fighter attack. His Observer, Lt Otto Vogel, Fw Adler and the 3rd unnamed crewman returned. Obs Loss List
10 Afflerbach, HelmutOblt7/14/1913Erg.St/KG-30 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1776 "4D + DA" (lost 4/26/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 26 April, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Konrad Lahmann, Observer; Uffz Erwin Schallock, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Reinke, Gunner (Source: SIG Norway). Added: A Russian source states they were sd by a P-40B, piloted by Capt Georgiy Vasilevich Gromov of the 20th GIAP. Oblt Afflerbach is confirmed MIA, and commemorated in the War Cemetery at Sologubowka, Russia. Uffz Schallock is also confirmed MIA, and is commemorated in the War Cemetery at Petschenga, Russia. No VDK match for the others (D.Drury).
11 Ahrendholz, HelmutOfw5/31/1915Drewitz7/KG-2 (Deelen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4262 "U5 + KR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 September, 1942 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by Sq Ldr John Topham, crashing near the mouth of the Tyne. The black smoke and the red sparks were soon transformed into a ball of fire. The Do 217 dove straight into the sea from an altitude of 8000 feet. Remaining crew: Uffz Edgar Moll, Observer (KIA), Uffz Peter Hartmann, wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Hans Woelke, mechanic (MIA). The body of Ahrendholz was recovered from the sea four miles off the river Tyne on 20 September, 1942, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, North Shields. In the 1960s, it was re-buried in the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Block 3, Gr 285.
Cannock Chase
12 Ahrens, HelmutOblt6/15/19183/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6727 "9K + BL" (lost 5/2/42)EP(11/25/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew at Asowsches Meer 2 May, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List & Vermeer EP Awards List).
13 Ahrens, RudolfLt9/7/19192/KG-1 He 111H-3 Werk # unk "V4 + GK" (lost 8/18/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damagedby fighters of Nos. 32 & 65 Sqs., and made a wheels up landing at Snargate, near Dymchurch, Kent. The crew destroyed the ac using an incendiary device. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Ernst Katzmarski, Obs; Uffz Georg Schneider, R/O; Flg Kurt Natzke, Gnr and Uffz Helmut Gericke, Flt Engr (WIA & DOW 8/18/40). Gericke buried in the Hawkinge Cem., Plot O, Row 1, Gr 20 (D.Drury). Added: The pilot of No.65 Sq, was P/O Ernest Glaser (S.Youngs).
14 Alberti, HelmutLt10/NJG-3 (Aalborg)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360144 "D5 + KX" (lost 9/13/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 13 September, 1943 when, on a calibration flight for radar, his right engine caught fire out over the sea, and Alberti tried to make it back to land. The AC crashed at Vester Hjulskov Denmark, east of Jerslev. Alberti had bailed out too low an altitude, for his body was found near the wreckage. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 18 September. Remaining crew: The unnamed R/O bailed safely near Jerslev. The Mechanic, Gefr Otto Kramm, bailed out before the Ju 88 reached the coast and landed in the sea where he drowned. His body was recovered on 15 September, 1943, and he was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 19 September, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.
15 Alexander, HelmutOfw7/13/191724/JG-53 (6/44/France)Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 441923 "White 18 + -" (lost 6/27/44), Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 785848 "White 2 + -" (lost 3/16/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 26 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Sulzbach in Taunus, in the Frankfurt am Main area. No further information (Jager Blatt). WIA 27 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 near the Champfleury airfield, bailed safely. One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Bremen on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd, an "unidentified fighter" in the Caen area on 8 June, 1944. His victories may be as high as 4 (Bf 109 Loss List).

Courtesy Oleg Marin

16 Allkämper, ErichOgefr6/SG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 110877 "6G + BT" (lost 11/11/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 11 November, 1943 after a mid-air collision with Wk# 113800, piloted by Lt Helmut Volkenand (MIA w/crew), south of Chotkowo. Ju 87 Loss List
17 Allwart, HelmutFw14/SG-5 (5/44 S.U.)Fw 190F EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet P-39 on 25 May, 1944.
18 Alt, AndreasOfw I/LG-1 (Med 4/41), 3/LG-1 (1/45 Reich Def) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5203 "??" (80% dam 4/23/41; WIA w/3 other crew, combat near Almiros), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142184 "L1 + NL" (lost 1/22/45) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 22 January, 1945; Alt's Ju 88, and three others, crashed at Scheldemonding after being attacked by Mosquito Night Fighters of RAF Nos. 409 & 410 Sqs. German vessels also claimed victories. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Stefan Altenthaler, Obs; Uffz Helmut Plessa, R/O and Gefr Karl Otto Bohrer, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). Alternate spelling: Alte.
19 Altenähr, FritzFw12/12/1913Allagen bei ArnsbergUnkHe 111 (lost 4/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 16 April, 1945 while on a return from La Rochelle France; crash location and cause not reported. Remaining crew (all buried Augsburg-Westfriedhof): Uffz Alfred Bockermann, Co-pilot (geb 8/27/21 Hamburg); Ofw Karl Kossmann, R/O (geb 5/15/12 Ankum/Bersenbrück); Ofw Helmut Henker, Gnr (geb 6/22/13 Zeitz) and Fw Fritz Tscharnke, Flt Engr? (geb 4/4/14 Weissing). Source: F.Braun.
20 Amberg, HelmutUffz1/20/1923Ju 88A-12, Bf 110Source: Michel Sergent
21 Anders, HelmutLt3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 Do 17Z Werk # 3618 "7T + KL" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 2/3 December, 1940; crashed near Brest soon after takeoff. Probably came down in the sea. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt.z.See Karl Ganske (10/20/1918 Kiel), Observer; Ogefr Willi Dembeck (4/7/1917 Lötzn), R/O and Uffz Paul Tüselmann (3/29/1917 Bochum), Mech. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Dembeck buried in the War Cem., Ploudaniel-Lesneven, 14/6/353. Ganske bur same cem., 9/2/37. Added: Tüselmann found, also buried as "unknown" in the Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem., (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
22 Andreaus, FritzFw1 11/JG-51 (1/44 S.U., 4/44 Lisiatycze, S.U.) Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 4/18/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA in the Ukraine 18 April, 1944; commemorated in the collective cemetery at Kyiv, Ukraine (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet La-5 on 27 January, 1944. This may be the Franz Andreaus shown KIA in Ukraine in April, 1944 by VDK. Added: He is believed to be the wingman of Fw Helmut Holtz this date, when the Holtz ac became bogged down in mud during a rescue attempt of the wingman (D.Drury).
23 Andres,UffzIV/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3660 "1H + LV" (lost 10/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspInjured 20 October, 1942, when acting as 2nd pilot for Ofw Herbert Hasselbacher, they were involved in a mid-air collision with another He 111 piloted by Uffz Helmut Frisch. The Hasselbacher crew were allegedly injured, but Ofw Hasselbacher was reported as "Missing" (D.Drury).
24 Apenburg, HelmutUffz1/JG-3 (7/43, 2/44 Volkel) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19634 "White 8" (lost 7/28/43), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 440207 "White 8" (lost) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 22 February, 1944 during aerial combat in his G-6 with a P-47 by Linne, 6 km SW of Roermand Holland. Wk# 19634 reported lost on 28 July, 1943, cause and location not reported, pilot returned. Added: Uffz Apenburg is buried at Yssel L-11-271 (SGLO).
25 Apfel, HelmutUffz13/JG-52 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13841 "Yellow 14" (lost 5/23/43) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 May, 1943 during aerial combat over the sea by Jushnaja Oserejka (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 28 October, 1942.
26 Apitz, HelmutUffz24/NJG-100 (formed 12/43)Ju 88C-6 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: T. Boiten. Believed to have lived in Australia after the was and an acquaintance of Oskar Ziesig.
27 Apollony, HeinzOfw4/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 6086 "B3 + BM" (lost 8/21/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 21 August, 1940; both engines were hit by AA fire during an attack on the Brize Norton airfield. They were also subjected to attacks by Hurricanes of RAF No. 17 Sq., believed to be piloted by S/L Cedric Williams, P/O Harold Bird-Wilson & P/O Jack Ross. The crew abandoned the AC, which finally crashed at Marsh Farm, Earnley. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs; Uffz Kurt Miethner, R/O and Uffz Helmut Hempel, Flt Engr.. Source: KG-54 Archive.
28 Arnold, HelmutOfw41/NJG-2 (1/41), NJG-101Bf 110
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 3 September, 1943 at Lechfeld (Boiten). One known victory, his 1st, a Wellington 50 km east of Happisburgh, the night of 2-3 January, 1941. His 2nd, a Whitley 50 km north of Ostende on 16-17 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Wellington, 60 km northeast of Bacton on 29-30 June, 1941. His 4th, a Whitley at Hemswell on 30 July, 1941.
29 Augustin, HelmutUffz1Erg/JG-2 (7/41)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5978 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 August, 1941 in aerial combat with a Spitfire northwest of Colomby (Calais). One known victory, his first, a Spitfire at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941.
30 Babucke, HelmutOfw8/10/1915JG-5, 14/JG-4Fw 190A, Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspDeceased 18 March, 2003. Jager Blatt Obit.

Courtesy Christian König

31 Bahlke, HelmutFhjOfw22/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 730438 "White 1" (dam 6/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 12 June, 1944 during aerial combat in the Le Mans area. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, a B-24 and another B-24 (HSS), both SE of Bremen on 19 May, 1944.
32 Bähner, HelmutUffz12/7/1912Niedersessmar4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen/Channel)Ju 88C-4 Werk # 0335 "R4 + AM" (possibly DM) (lost 6/14/41) EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 June, 1941 during a night intruder mission near Lincolnshire, when he was attacked by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 25 Sq., piloted by P/O D.W. Thompson and P/O L.D. Britain. The AC was hit some 36 times by cannon fire and the starboard engine was set on fire. The AC crashed at Wingland Marsh, near Kings Lynn, Norfolk, before the crew had time to bail. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz Jakob Ried, R/O and Uffz Heinz (Hans) Schulz (geb 10/23/1915), Gunner. Alternate spelling: Baehner. Added: Uffz Ried buried Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard, War Graves Plot 2, Row 2, Gr 6. Uffz Schulz buried Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard, Sec Q, Gr 40. No known grave for pilot Bähner (D.Drury).

L-R: Schulz, Baehner and Ried

Courtesy Olrg Marin

33 Bähnsch, HelmutLt5/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 5718 "A1 + LN" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940 after his ac was hit by fighters, possibly Spitfires of No.92 Sq. during a reconnaissance flight. The ac crashed at Benenden, Kent. Remaining crew: Uffz Siegfried Bauer, Obs (POW); Uffz Ernst Butler, R/O (WIA/POW); Fw Ottmar Maier, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/3/79) and Gefr Alfred Hoffmann, Gnr (KIA, bur CC/1/3/81) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
34 Bahnsen, HelmutOblt14/JG-51Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 escort over Romania on 15 April, 1944.
35 Balewski, HelmutLt6/6/1924Sensburg, E.PrussiaIV/JG-53Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspServed as wingman at times for Obstlt. Helmut Bennemann. Survived the war. Source: M. Sergent. Alternate spelling: Ballewski.
36 Ballauf, HelmutLt9/24/19194/KG-27He 111P-2 Werk # 2604 "1G + HM" (lost 5/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 1 May, 1941 after being sd by a Beaufighter of No.219 Sq., and crashed into the English Channelsouth of Worthing, Sussex. The pilot was able to bail safely, was rescued, and taken captive. Remaining crew: Fw Franz Förster, Obs (MIA); Uffz Rolf Rudolf Averberg, R/O (KIA) and Fw Heinrich Platt, Flt Engr (KIA). Fw Förster and Uffz Averberg are commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial, the latter was buried at sea. Fw Platt is buried at Cannock Chase 4/6/83 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
37 Ballewski, HelmutOfhrStab/JG-53 (8/44 France), 14/JG-53 (2/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 166293 "Black <1 - + -" (lost 8/28/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460633 (lost 2/28/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 February, 1945 during aerial combat east of Karlsruhe. WIA 28 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47 and a P-51 near Epernay, bailed safely.
38 Ballwieser, HerbertUffz9/12/1921Nuremberg7/KG-2Do 217M-1 Werk # 6335 "U5 + MR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14/15 March, 1944 during a night attack on London, when he was shot down by AA fire and crashed near RAF Friston, Eastbourne, Sussex, killing the entire crew. Buried Cannock Chase, Block 9, Gr 62 (M.Croft). Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Werner Hofmann, Observer; Gefr Albert Rasch, R/O and Uffz Helmut Lenz, Gunner.

L to R: Albert Rasch, Herbert Ballwieser, Werner Hofmann and Helmut Lenz

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Courtesy Oleg Marin

39 Bälz, Erwin KunoFw10/10/1918Stuttgart12 4/JG-3 (S.U.), Stabstaffel/JG-51 (4/43 S.U.) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8918 "White 7 + -" (lost 7/25/41), Fw 190A-4 Werk # (14)5769 "Black 2" (lost 3/18/43) EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 18 March, 1943 as a result of aerial combat with an Il-2 in the area of Spas/Roslawe-Demensk (Smolensk). Magnus. Shot down 25 July, 1941 but returned. He was the usual wingman for Ofw Helmut Schönfelder. Jager Blatt article. One known victory, a Soviet Yak-1 on 15 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 16 March, 1943. An Il-2 on 17 March, 1943. Added: Confirmed MIA and commemorated in the German War Cemetery at Duchowschtschina (Dukhovshchina in English) (D.Drury).
40 Bannert, HelmutOblt9/7/1911Breslau4/KG-53He 111H-2 Werk # 3144 "A1 + KM" (lost 11/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5 November, 1940; his ac crashed into the Humber Estuary near Grimsby, Lincolnshire, possibly due to AA fire. The pilot and flight engineer (Uffz Willi Göhring) bodies were not recovered, and they are both remembered at the Laboe Naval Memorial. The remaining three crew were washed up along the south shore, and are buried at the Grimsby Scartho Road Cem., Block 116. Remaining crew: Gefr Georg Werder, Obs (bur Row J, Gr 3); Uffz Eduard Zahn, R/O (bur Row L, Gr 3) and Gefr August Schmitz, Gnr (bur Row K, Gr 3) (D.Drury).
41 Bannischka, HelmutUffz6/9/1921BerlinIII/JG-26 (joins 8/43), 7/JG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18867 "White 6" (lost 9/14/43)Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 14 September, 1943 in aerial combat with a Spitfire at Wijnendale. He attempted to bail out at 650 feet, but became trapped when the wing came off, and he crashed with his "White 6". Buried Bourdon, Block 5/2/78 (Rosseels).
42 Barbe, HelmutUffz16/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460601 (lost 11/2/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 November, 1944 during aerial combat by Oberschwöditz (Bf 109 Loss List).
43 Barbinger, PhilipOblt8/11/19137/Seenotstaffel (4/41), 8/Seenotstaffel (2/43), 9/Seenotstaffel (9/43), 8/Seenotstaffel (2/44)Do 24 Werk # Unk (8/29/42) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp He served as Observer on 29 August, 1942, beleived to be present when Oblt Helmut Rammig and his Observer, Lt Günter Kolw, were rescued, 100 km S of Crete, when they crashed due to an engine malfunction (D.Drury)..
44 Bartmann, HelmutUffzAir/Sea Rescue Unit (Seenot)He 59B-2 "D-ASUO" (lost 7/14/40) Air Sea Rescue Operational Clasp POW 14 July, 1940; their Red Cross adorned ac was sd by Spitfires of No. 54 Sq while looking for a downed Bf 109 pilot. They made a force landing at Goodwin Sands and the ac was towed to Ramsgate, Kent. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Walter Anders, Obs; Uffz Erich Schiele, R/O and Fw Günther Maywald, Mech (WIA). Source: D.Drury.
45 Bartnik, GüntherLt3/KG-2 (7/42), 8/KG-2 (3/43)Do 17Z, Do 217E-4 Werk # Unk "U5 + LS" (dam 7/27/42), Do 217 E-4 Werk # Unk (dam 8/19/42)Bomber Operational ClaspTook part in the 27 July, 1942 raid on the Rolls-Royce Plant in Derby England. Their ac was damaged and the crew were uninjured. Bartnik was most likely the Co-pilot. The other crew were: Gefr. Kurt Kuhling, Ogefr. Josef König and presumably pilot, Lt Helmut Ueberson. Jager Blatt article. In a second incident, same crew, they were shot up by fighters and AA fire on 19 August, 1942 in the vicinity of Dieppe (LOCS). The crew of Ueberson/Bartnik flew numerous missions over Northern England between 1942-1943, becoming the longest surviving crew in their unit by March, 1943. They were removed from operations and served in instructional capacities (Jager Blatt & LOCS).
46 Baudach, Heinz Helmut Ofw9/7/1918Quirl, Germany211/JG-2 (2/41), 11/JG-2 (7/42 Channel - 8/43), EKdo-262, 2/Kdo Nowotny (11/44), 10/JG-7 (2/45)Bf 109F in 1 Stf, Bf 109G-1 Werk # 10316 (65% lost ) and Bf 109G-1 Werk # 14065 lost 8/28/42; WIA, bailed safely, Amiens area) both in 11/JG-2), Fw 190, Me 262A-1a #110781
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 22 February, 1945 when he was shot down in Me 262A-1a Wk# 110781 over Schönwalde. He bailed successfully, but struck the AC and died. Injured in a crash in Wk# 10316, 19 July, 1942 at Liegescourt (Crecy) due to technical failure. Shot down with wounds in a 109G-1, Werk # 14065(lost) 28 August, 1942 after aerial combat with fighters and bombers near Amiens. Bailed successfully despite his wounds. Landed safely on the Autobahn on 5 October, 1944, in Me 262A-1a Wk# 170292, in Ekdo-262, when he ran out of fuel. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/7 on 24 July, 1941. Another, his 3rd, a Stirling in the Finistere area on 18 December, 1941. A P-51 20 km NNW of Le Harve on 25 August, 1943. A B-17 8 km NW of Troyes on 6 September, 1943. A Spitfire 10 km NE of Serqueux on 23 September, 1943. A P-38 by Leupden on 16 August, 1944, while serving in Epro.Kdo. 262. Another P-38 on 24 August, 1944, no location. A P-51 SW of Boblingen on 11 September, 1944. A B-17 on 23 November, 1944, no location given. 5 victories in the Me 262.
47 Bauer, HelmutUffzUnit not reported (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 441453 "White 5" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 24 May, 1944, cause and location not reported.
48 Bauhuber, HelmutUffz1/4/192213 Stabstaffel/JG-51 (10/43 S.U.), III/JG-51 (7/44) Bf 109G-6 EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1944. Added: The VDK shows he went MIA 12 July, 1944 west of Vilna, Lithuania (Vilnius). He is commemorated in the War Cemetery at Kaunas, Lithuania (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet Boston III WNW of Radul on 15 October, 1943. Nos. 2, 3 & 4, a MiG-3, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 (m.H.) NW of Radul on 20 October, 1943. A 5th, a Yak-7 WNW of Loyev on 28 October, 1943. A 6th, a Yak-9 SSW of Nevel on 6 November, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-9 SW of Nevel on 10 November, 1943. Nos. 8 & 9, a Yak-7 and a P-2 on 15 December, 1943. A 10th, a Yak-9 on 10 January, 1944. An 11th, a Pe-2 on 12 January, 1944. A 12th, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 30 April, 1944. Magnus.
49 Baumann, HelmutLt10/2/1917Quedlinburg, Halberstadt38 5/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.;11/42 N. Africa) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12897 (dam 7/8/42), Bf 109F (Trop), Bf 109G-2 Werk # 10650 (lost 1/17/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160770 (lost 2/17/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 February, 1944 (Magnus). Added: He was sd in his G-6 by Spitfires in the viciity of Valleranello, S of Rome. He bailed but was too low for his chute to deploy. He is buried in the German War Cem at Pomezia, Italy, Blk U, Gr 622 (D.Drury). WIA 8 July, 1942. WIA 17 January, 1943 during aerial combat north of Gabes. One known victory, his first Soviet, a SB-3 on 30 June, 1941. Two DB-3s on 14 December, 1941. A Soviet U-2 on 16 March, 1942. An Il-2 on 29 August, 1942. In N. Africa, a P-40 at Map Quadrant 91624 N. Africa on 26 November, 1942. Another Spitfire was recorded north of Djedeida on 17 December, 1942. Two victories on 15 January 1943, a B-26 and a P-38 northwest of Gabes. In the Sicilian campaign, he downed a B-25 15 km east of Marsala on 13 July, 1943. A B-17 in the Koblenz/Schweinfurt area on 14 October, 1943. An A-20 80 km SW of Civitavecchia Italy on 16 January, 1944. A B-17 SW of Rome on 20 January, 1944. A Spitfire SW of Frascati on 7 February, 1944.
50 Baumeister, PeterFw8/KG-53 (2/37 to 7/40)He 111H-2 Werk # Unk (lost 7/12/40)Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspFlugbuch. Added: POW 12 July, 1940; sd with wounds by Hurricanes of No.17 Sq., piloted by P/O Geoffrey Edw.Pittman & Sgt Desmond Fopp. The Heinkel crashed into the sea off Orfordness, Suffolk. Remaining crew: Oblt Helmut von Brocke, Obs (WIA/DOW, bur at sea); Uffz Werner Weber & Fw B.Wlazlak (or Wloylak), designations and fate unknown; and Gefr Alfred Mehringer (WIA/DOW, bur at sea) (D.Drury).
51 Bäumener, HelmutFw5/3/19193I/JG-26 (joins 3/43 in Russia), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2688 (75% dam 9/8/43)
EK 1 & 2 & Narvik Sh.(as Wehr. Inf. vet)
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
WIA 20 June, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire. Returned to 3/JG-26 at Maldegem, Belgium in August, 1943 after a long convalescence. WIA 8 September, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 302 Sq. W of Cambrai, near Vendeville. Severely injured, he force landed in a farmyard in Sainghain-en-Melantois, in the Lille area, however, never returned to JG-26. Survived the war; died in September 1991.
52 Bäumer, HelmutUffz4/JG-53 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441455 "White 5 + -" (lost 5/24/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 and a P-47 15km south of Gross-Wulkow.
53 Beck, HelmutUffz11/JG-53 (3/44 Italy; 7/44 Romania)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162034 "White 10" (lost 3/22/44), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163028 "White 11" (lost 7/28/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 28 July, 1944 during aerial combat with fighters over Gojacoru Romania, bailed safely. WIA 22 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-47, piloted by Lt Simpson of 1FG, 71FS, 30km SE of Forli, bailed safely w/injuries. One known victory, a B-17 SW of Ploesti on 18 May, 1944.
54 Beck, KarlFw2/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6089 "L1 + LV" (lost 6/19/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 June, 1942 during a Murmansk mission, cause unknown. Both he and R/O, Ogefr Helmut Ludvig returned later, unhurt. Source: SIG Norway.
55 Becker,Lt5/JG-52 (4/43 S.U.)Bf 109GFighter Operational Clasp Served under Batz & Helmut Kühle. Possibly Lt Otto Becker, Stfkpt 8/JG-52.
56 Becker, HelmutLt10/17/1920Bochum58 (or 12)/JG-2 (12/42 as Uffz), 4/JG-2 (10/43), 8/EJGr-Süd (10/44. later 8/EJG-1), 7(or 10)/JG-2Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19486 (50% dam 6/29/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 1880 (45% dam 10/20/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 600662 "Black 18" (lost 3/12/45)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945 when he was sd by friendly AA fire and crashed at Kripp, buried Bodendorf. WIA 29 June, 1943; sd by enemy fire and made a force landing near Dieppe. WIA 20 October, 1943; sd by Spitfires and made a force landing in the vicinity of St Elier, France (LOCS). One known victory, a Spitfire on 18 January, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 on 23 January, 1943. A 3rd, a Spitfire in the Dunkirk region on 13 February, 1943. A 4th, a B-17 in the Bordeaux-Lorient area on 17 May, 1943. Another B-17 at Hippolytushoef on 29 May, 1943. This may be two persons; this Helmut claimed three victories per LOCS. A second Helmut, in 10 & 12/JG-2, may have two victories.
57 Becker, HelmutUffz3/KG-6 (Med)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144725 "3E " LL" (lost 7/11/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Mitiletto 11 July, 1943 after aerial combat (Ju 88 Loss List).
58 Becker, HorstFw11/26/191918/NJG-1 (1/44 Twente) Bf 110D & E, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720024 "G9 + LS" (lost 1/15/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 crashed on landing at De Lutte (gem. Losser) Holland the night of 14/15 January, 1944, cause unknown (DeSwart). Pilot KIC, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-226. Remaining crew (KIC): Obs Uffz Karl Allmendinger, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-227 and R/O Helmut Knauck, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-228 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Halifax S of Hameln on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time.
Ysselstein, Holland
59 Beckmann, HelmutLt3/9/1921Coesfeld 18 2/JG-27 (4/42 Libya; 4/43 Holland), 3/JG-27 (4/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/44 Reich Def), Erg/ JGr.-Süd (7/44), Stffüh 3/JG-27 (9/44), Stfkpt 4/JG-27 (12/44), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (2/45), Stfkpt 5/JG-27 (4/45) Bf 109F Werk # Unk "Red 7" (lost 6/27/42), Bf 109G-4 Werk # 14882 "Blk 5" (10% dam 4/11/43, forc lnd Leeuwarden FP, low fuel, pilot OK), Bf 109G6 Werk # Unk "Red 6" (lost 2/22/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # Unk (lost 12/27/44 Ardennes Region, pilot OK), Bf 109G or K Werk # Unk (lost 3/19/45 sd by Spitfire Rheine vic, pilot WIA) (SGLO & LOCS)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver (7/5/42) & Gold
Fifteen victories were achieved in JG-27, 10 were bombers, two from the 306th BG, one of which, his 2nd, was Lee Kesslers! (Uffz H. Beckmann on 21 May, 1943). His first victory was a Spitfire V east of Marsa Matruh on 26 June, 1942. WIA 27 June, 1942 during aerial combat with a Hurricane near Mersa Matruh, being hit in the shoulder and foot losing his right big toe. His 3rd, a B-17 at Ostuizen-Hörne, S of Hagen, on 12 August, 1943. His 4th, a B-24 S of Weiz on 22 February, 1944. Added: After this encounter, he bailed safely, and his ac crashed near Birkfeld due to B-24 return fire (C.König). His 5th, a B-24 NE of Karlovac on 19 March, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 SE of Köszeg on 23 April, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 at Brück-a.d.-Mür on 24 May, 1944. His 10th, a P-47 at La Neuve Lyre on 12 June, 1944. His 13th, a P-47 NE of Dinant on 27 December, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 14th, an Auster 5 km SE of Krefeld on 11 March, 1945. Survived the war and lived at Weidenkamp 30, 4670 Lünen, W. Germany as of May 1990. Deceased 23 June, 2001.
60 Beckmann, HelmutLt1/25/1925Krefeld15(Sturm)/JG-3 (4/45) Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # Unk (lost 4/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA ?? April, 1945; lost to unknown cause in the Prenzlau area (LOCS).

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61 Beckmann, PaulLt14/JG-27Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 at Münsterland on 12 December, 1944. On the Perry Claims List, this is numbered victory number 12, however, I never found any victories other than this P-51 on 12 December. (May be confused with Helmut Beckmann)
62 Beetz, WilhelmOfhr9/23/1918Berlin - Karlshorst6/KG-4He 111P-4 Werk # 3085 "5J + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 16 February, 1941 when the AC was hit by AA fire over South Shields during a raid on the Tyne, and lost height before its port wing collided with a balloon cable from a site on the North Foreshore. It dove at a steep angle crashing at Bents Park. Four were killed when the AC exploded on impact. Beetz managed to bail and had the cruel luck of being electricuted when he landed on trolley car wires. He died shortly after being admitted to Ingham Infirmary. Remaining crew (all KIA): Hptm Heinz Styra, Observer, Uffz Karl Günther Brützam, wireless operator, Gefr Franz Friedrich Janeschitz, gunner and Uffz Helmut Herbert Jeckstadt, gunner. Added: An exploding mine at the crash location with the burials as follows in Hylton (Castletown) Cem, Section D: Beetz Row 1, Gr 697; Styra Row 2, Gr 735 (with Brützam); Janeschitz Row 1, Gr 698 and Jeckstadt Row 2, Gr 734 (D.Drury).
63 Beiderwellen, HelmutUffz112/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk# 172705 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 August, 1944, Map Quadrant 12187. His one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 9 August, 1944.
64 Beilke, HelmutFw1(H)/10 (4/43)Fw 189A EK 1 & 2, DK-G (4/29/43), Observer Operational Clasp DK-G List
65 Beitz, Hans HelmutLt2/21/1924Ketzin Brandenburg1 2/JG-2, Stab/JG-2 (7/43), 10(Jabo)/JG-2 (9/43) Bf 109E & F-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 410199 (80% dam 7/2/43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550515 (lost 9/29/43)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 29 September, 1943; takeoff accident at Les Mureaux, France. Injured 2 July, 1943 when he flew into the ground at the Evreux airfield during a check flight. Added: Initially buried Beaumont-le-Roger, Fr.. Buried Family Grave, Südwestfriedhof, Stahnsdorf (J.Mückler 1/2023). One known victory, a B-17 on 16 September, 1943.
66 Belke, HelmutFw1(H)/10Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/29/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
67 Belser, HelmutHptm12/23/1915Stuttgart362/JG-53 (7/41), 6/JG-53 (12/41), Stfkpt in 8/JG-53 (3/42 Africa)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4/Trop Werk # 10278 "Black 1 + I" (lost)
RK(9/6/42 Post)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/17/42)
EP(5/11/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 19 June, 1942 during take-off from Castel Benito AP, near Tripoli, when his "Black 1" undercarriage became caught in a sand trap. In the ensuing crash, he was fatally (burned to death) injured. 24 victories in the West. One known victory, his 1st, a Halifax at Map Quadrant 27/3/4 on 24 July, 1941. One known Desert victory, a Fleet Air Arm Fairey Fulmar on 19 January, 1942. A Fleet Air Arm Swordfish or Albacore on 27 January, 1942. A P-40 in the Sidi Rezegh vicinity on 30 May, 1942. A P-40 SW of Fort Acroma on 31 May, 1942. Two more P-40s on 3 June, 1942. A P-40 5 km SW of El Adem on 7 June, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo
68 Belz, JosefMaj9/28/1909Kindelsdorf KGr.z.b.V-500 (12/42), Stfkpt 7/Erg.TG (8/43-6/44), 2/KG-200 (11/44) Ju 52, Ar 232, Fw 200, Ju 188, He 111 Werk # Unk (lost 11/2/44)
RK (12/23/42)
EP (1/11/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
KIA 2 November, 1944, cause unknown. His ac crashed 3km east of the Gross Schiemann airfield, near Ortelsburg (Traces of War & LOCS).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Ar 232 A-101

The first and only unit fully equipped with Ar 232 was the 7./Erg.TG. (Supplementary transport squadron). Their formation, in Schönwalde near Berlin, was apparently ordered as early as June 1943, probably on the 15th. The first squadron commander, Walter Meltzer (Knights Cross) from III./TG 1, had been appointed, but together with the group commander the l./Erg.TG., Major Kurt Wendorff, in a test flight with the Ar 232 A-03, VD + YC, he was fatally injured in Schönwalde along with Oblt. Helmut Jardon, Offz.z.b.V., Ofw. Albert Klenk, Bordmechaniker, and Uffz. Heinrich Gräf, Bordfunker, all of the 7./Erg.TG. Meltzer's successor was Major Josef Belz. While he and a few other members of the squadron, including Ofw. Max Limbrecht, had already been instructed in the new pattern at the factory, it was not until December 1943 that the A-02 aircraft in Schönwalde could be deployed. That same month, the squadron was relocated to Eger. There it received three more machines in January (A-06, A-09 and B-06) and another two in February 1944. The last two should have been at least one more B, most likely the B-05.

69 Bender, KarlHptm1(F)/120Ju 88D-1 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 17 November, 1943; emergency landing during an operational flight at Norskehavet, Map Quadrant 06 East/1018, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIA): Lt Helmut Brückner, Observer; Uffz Engelhard Felke, R/O and Uffz Werner Pautke, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
70 Benedix, HelmutUffz 9/StG-3 (4/43 Africa), 8/SG-3 (2/44) Ju 87D-1 Werk # 2261 (lost 2/1/43), Ju 87 D-3 Werk # 2949 (lost 4/3/43) DK-G (2/5/44), EK 1 & 2, Wound Badge, Dive Bomber Operational Clasp WIA 3 April, 1943 due to enemy fire at Bom-Hamran. He made an emergency landing, his unnamed R/O was KIA. He and unnamed crew WIA 1 February, 1943 due to enemy fire west of the Fatnassa airfield. Ju 87 Loss List & DK-G List. Alternate spelling: Bendix.
71 Bengston, KurtFwKG-27 or KG-4He 111H-20 Werk # Unk "5 + F8" (?) (lost 1/12/45)Bomber Operational Clasp The ac reported crashed Rakovnjk, CZ. Pilot & crew believed bailed safely, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Uffz Alois Werner, Fw Hans Tschatscher, Fw Helmut Elsner and Fw Friedrich Ihnsen (F.Braun). Alternate spelling: Bengtson.
72 Benke, HelmutUffz1/LG-1 (Greece)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 8198 "L1 + ZH" (lost 4/20/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 20 April, 1941, cause unknown. Added: The loss was due to aerial combat near Athens. Remaining crew (dispositions unknown, presumed KIA): Gefr Emmerich Döhndorfer, Obs; Ogefr Fritz Steckel, R/O and (rank unk) Josef Kalusa (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Behnke.
73 Benkendorff, Helmut 'Mukki'Lt12/8/1910Berlin, Pankow12Flight Instr., 1/JG-3 (9/42), 3/JG-3 (10/42), II/StG-1, II/SG-1Bf 109F & G, Ju 87, Bf 109F

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter & Assault Operational Clasps w/"300" hangers
666 missions, mostly in the East. His first known victory, an Il-2 on 26 September, 1942. A 2nd, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 2 October, 1942. A 3rd, a MiG-1 on 17 October, 1942. A 4th, a LaGG-3 on 29 October, 1942. An La-5 on 13 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 28 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 30 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 2 December, 1942. An La-5 on 8 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 10 December, 1942. An Il-2 on 31 December, 1942.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Benkendorff in front of Stuka after 500 mission celebration

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74 Bennemann, HelmutObstlt3/16/1915Wanne, Eickel932/JG-52 (8/40), I/JG-52 Adj., Stafkpt 3/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.), Kdr I/JG-52 (6/42 S.U.- 4/43), Kdr JG-53Bf 109E-4 "Black 5", Bf 109F "Black 1 (35% dam Wieringermeer 5/29/41, pilot OK,, Bf 109G-2/R6 Werk # 13428 "Blk <" (9/42 Dedyurewo, S.U.), Bf 109G-6 Wk # 163314 "Black <3 - + -" (lost 4/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/13/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 25 April, 1944 when his G-6 was hit bt B-24 return fire over Bologna. Bailed successfully. 1 Bomber. Over 400 combat missions. His 1st victory, a Spitfire at Dover on 26 August, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane S of London on 31 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Canterbury on 2 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane at London on 7 September, 1940. 70 victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Il-2s on 27 May, 1942. A Yak-1 on 31 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 1 August, 1942. An MDR-2 on 10 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 22 August, 1942. Six Il-2s on 28 December, 1942. A LaGG-5 on 17 March, 1943. Two LaGG-5s and two Pe-2s on 19 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s and two P-39s on 17 April, 1943. Two I-16 Ratas on 9 May, 1943. Channel pilot in I/JG-52. Bodenplatte pilot. Also served in Italy in November, 1943 and the Ardennes Offensive in December, 1944. One known victory, a Blenheim near Vlissinghen, 14 April, 1941. His 90th victory, a B-24 15 km SW of Forli Italy on 25 April, 1944. His 91st, a P-47 on 8 October, 1944, no location given. Photo

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75 Beran, FriedrichOgefr4/28/1920Ld.Kdo.65Kl 35D Werk # 2032 "BG + SN" (lost)Transport/Liason Operational ClaspKIC 26 September, 1943 while towing targets for flak practice, he crashed into an uninhabited house in Oddesund. The AC caught fire, and thus also the house. German troops puled the two crewmen from the wreckage, both had perished. The Flight Engineer this date was Ogefr Helmut Gries (geb 9/29/23). Both were buried in the Lemvig Cemetery on 1 October, 1943, Beran in Grave and Gries in Grave 11. Source: Air War over Denmark.
76 Berendes, HelmutLt17/JG-3 (3/45)Bf 109G-14 & Bf 109K EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a P-39 on 3 March, 1945.

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77 Berg, Ernst Helmut Fhr. vonMaj4 Kdr I/JG-233 (11/38), Kdr I/JG-51 (5/39 Eutingen), Kdr III/JG-26 (11/39-7/41), RLM Staff Pos. Ar 68, Kl 35, Bf 109C, Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze
Von Berg, a former Cavalry officer, had proved to be an ineffective combat leader and a poor pilot, and was replaced in June, 1940 by Adolf Galland. Berg had no further combat assignments after being replaced. V. Berg was nick-named "Propeller Killer". His first victory, a Hawk-75A northeast of Antwerp on 11 May, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire I west of Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, a Hurricane and a Lysander at Dunkirk, 31 May, 1940.
78 Berger, HelmutLt12/JG-77Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 18 May, 1942.
79 Bergmann, GeorgFw1(F)/120 (vaernes)He 111H-2 Werk # 2707 "A6 + ZH" (lost 5/24/40) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 May, 1940; crashed into a bog at Tensäsen Länke, 10 km NE of the Vaernes airfield due to engine failure. No mention of crew disposition. Wekusta Loss List. Added: The ac crashed shortly after takeoff, it's port engine on fire, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Reg Rat Dr Helmut Heinze, Uffz Herbert Deichert, Fw Fritz Hoch and Lt Hans Weichert, all buried at Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
80 Bergmann, HelmutHptm5/26/1920Bochum357/NJG-4(9/42), Erg/NJG-1, 8/NJG-1(6/43), 8/NJG-4(6/43), Stfkpt 8/NJG-4(4/44)Bf 110(all models), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5334 (lost 6/22/43), Bf 110G-4 Wk# 140320 "3C + CS" (8/7/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/6/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge, Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 7 August, 1944 in Wk# 140320 when he and his crew, R/O Fw Günter Hauthal and Gnr Fw WilhelmSchopp, failed to return from a mission near Avranches in the invasion area. All buried Marigny. He crashed his G-4 Wk# 5334 north of Harderwijk Holland on 22 June, 1943 due to enemy fire, crew WIA, an Oblt at the time (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Two addnl crew: Fw G.Hautel, R/O and Ogefr H.Fritsch, Gnr, also wounded (SGLO). 135 combat missions. All 36 victories were night victories. One known, perhaps his 1st, a Whitley V 10 km south of Verdun on 20 September, 1942. Another, a Stirling 2 km east of Laon on 29 November, 1942, while in 7/NJG-3. A Halifax II SW of Caen on 12 November, 1943. One Lancaster & 6 Halifax over France on 11 April, 1944. On 21 April, 1944, he scored 7 victories over Lancasters. Three Lancaster in the St Dizier/Toul area on 27 April, 1944. Another multiple victoy of six on 4 May, 1944. Bowers/Lednicer, 36 victories. Photo Alternate spelling: Bergemann (DeSwart).

Brgmann,Schopp,and Hauthal

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81 Bersik, HelmutUffz7/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8567 "V4 + DR" (lost 2/16/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew west of Dubkison 16 February, 1943, after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List).
82 Berthold, HelmutUffz27/ZG-26 (12/43 Wunstorf) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6375 "White 3" (lost 12/12/43)
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 12 December, 1943 after aerial combat. His 110 crashed at Wartena Holland, SE of Leeuwarden (DeSwart & Bf 110 Loss list). Added: Uffz Berthold buried at Yssel AR-3-59. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz H.Thoma, was WIA (SGLO). One known victory, a B-17 on 8 October, 1943. A 2nd B-17 15 km N of Hüsum on 9 October, 1943. Alternate spelling: Bertholt
83 Bertram, HelmutMaj2/3/1907Stfkpt 5/Bo.Fl.Gr-196, Kdr II/KG-26 (1/41)He 111H-5 Werk # 3848 "1H + GM" (lost 1/18/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 18 January, 1941 when he was serving as a crewmember (Obs?) in an ac piloted by Lt Hans Folter. They ran out of fuel during a raid on the Suez Canal, and made a force landing in the desert west of Tobruk. The German crew were captured by the British (D.Drury).
84 Besekau, HelmutOblt5/28/1917Brettin1 Stab I/JG-51 (7/43 S.U.), Stab III/JG-51 (7/44 S.U.), Stfkpt 8/JG-51 (10/44), 10/JG-51 (12/44 Insterburg) Bf 109G-14 Werk # Unk (lost 12/30/44) EK 1 & 2,
EP (4/2/42), Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 30 December, 1944 near Schrötersheim (now Podgorowka, Russia), cause unknown. His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, and he is commemorated in the War Cem at Cernjachovsk (Chernyakhovsk) Russia (D.Drury). His first known victory, a Soviet MiG-3 on 8 July, 1943. A 2nd, an Il-2 shared with Hptm Eichel-Streiber on 30 July, 1944. Alternate spelling: Besckau (OKL the shared victory spelling). The VDK names him "Helmuth".
85 Beyer, HansFw2(F)/122 (Perugia, It.)Me 410A-1 Werk # 10259 "F6 + OK" (lost)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 27 November, 1943 after he became lost returning from a reconnaissance mission over Naples. He landed, intact, at Montecorvino airfield which was in Allied hands. The AC was captured intact and included intelligence data, the valuable signal documents. His R/O, Uffz Helmut Hein was also taken prisoner. Wiki Luft data.
86 Bialek, HelmutUffz8/28/1922Breslau2/NJG-2Ju 88G-1 Werk # 712410 "4R + ??" (lost)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12/13 July, 1944 when he was shot down during aerial combat between Mezieres and Bellagarde. His R/O managed to bail with wounds. Remaining crew: Ogefr Hans Kutter, R/O (WIA) and Gefr Anton Mistlberger, Gunner (KIA).
87 Biberger, RudolfOblt12/8/1921Nausham, Niederbayern8/KG-40Fw 200C-5 Werk # 0218 "F8 + CD" (95% Dam)EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 14 August, 1944 at Malvik/Drontheim. The Crash Report mentions a violation while hunting for a crashed AC?. He was buried at Heldenfriedhof, Drontheim, Feld A XI Nr.15. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Helmut Meyer, geb 10/27/1921, Co-pilot; Lt Karl Markert, geb 3/3/1910, R/O; Uffz Erich Pfeifer, geb 2/21/1922, R/O; Uffz Fredo Max Sander, geb 8/6/1920, R/O and Uffz Heinz Neubauer, geb 10/1/1922, Mech. Source: B.Bines. Added: Flyvrak Norway reports their wingtip struck the ground during a low level pass, causing the crash. All deceased said to be buried in Havstein Cem. and two survived, Ogefr's Horst Telemann and Walter Küster. See Karl Markert for more detail.
88 Biederbick, HelmutOblt10/23/1920187/JG-54 (6/41), 2/JG-1 (2/44)Bf 109F Werk # Unk "White 7", Bf 109F-2 Werk# 8228 (lost) "White 3" in JG-54, Fw 190A-7 "Black 7" in JG-1
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down without wounds 7 June, 1941 in Werk# 8228 over Ostrow airfield, S.U. by an I-16 of 154 Fighter Aviation Regt.. His first known Soviet victory, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 6 July, 1941. A double victory on 10 July, 1941; an SB-3 and an I-18. An I-26 on 20 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 April, 1942. A P-40 0n 10 May, 1942. Two Soviet P-40s on 19 July, 1942. An I-16 Rata on 2 August, 1942. A MiG-3 and an Il-2 on 11 August, 1942. His 15th, a B-24 (HSS) on 8 April, 1944, no location. His 16th (while in JG-1), a P-51 5 km NW of Klötze on 8 April, 1944. His 17th, a B-17 (HSS) on 13 April, 1944, no location. His 18th, a B-17 W of Rothaargebirge on 22 April, 1944. He replaced his friend, Harald Römer, after Römers death. Deceased 10 January, 1996.

Courtesy Christian Konig

89 Bieler, HerbertLt12/28/19219/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # Unk "1H + CT" (or GT) (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 April, 1944; following an attack on a convoy off Tenes, Algeria. The ac crashed near Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Ogefr Heinz Schleifer (MIA), Uffz Emil Altrock (KIA, DOW? 14 April, 1944, bur IM Cuacos de Yuste) and Uffz Helmut Sorge (KIA, bur IM Cuacos de Yuste). Lt Bieler listed in the VDK as "Missing at Sea" (D.Drury).
90 Bieneck, HelmutFwFl.ü.G.-1Bf 109E-7 Werk # 4930 (90% dam 11/30/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured 30 November, 1943; collided with an obstruction during a failed takeoff from the Braunschweig Waggum airfield.
91 Bierbrauer, WalterLt5/KG-30Ju 88A Werk # 550449 "4D + BN" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA the night of 14/15 May, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Rolf Sellmann, Observer; Uffz Alois Krebs, R/O and Uffz Helmut Bierle, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
92 Biester, HelmutUffz1/1/1906Weküsta-26 (3/40)Do 17Z-2 (lost 3/31/40) Meteorological Operational Clasp Biesters Do 17 crashed into the North Sea off the Holland coast, by Ameland, on 31 March, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: meteorologist, Reg Rat Dr Josef Wille, buried on Ameland in St Clemens RC churchyard, Nes, Row 1, Gr 1; Uffz G.Hertel MIA and Uffz Franz Jahn (MIA). Biester was initially buried in Ameland and transferred to Yssel., AP/5/105. On his grave marker in Ameland was inscribed "Bordfunker" (Radio Oper). Their Do 17 reported sd off Orford ness, Suffolk, by a Spitfire of No.54 Sq., piloted by F/O Max Pearson (D.Drury).
93 Bittkau, HelmutOblt10/1/191811I/JG-51Bf 109E & F, Fw 190AEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Deceased 23 January, 2004. Magnus Report. Nine of his victories were scored in JG-51, two in another unknown unit (H. Breuer).
94 Blass, HerbertLt7/KG-6Ju 88A-4 (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 27/28 March, 1944; Failed to return from the raid on Bristol England. Probably lost at sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Helmut Spaltmann, Observer; Fw Richard Roth, R/O and Uffz Gerhard Schiller, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
95 Blattermann, ErnstFw1(F)/120 (Vaernes) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144195 "A6 +FH" (lost 10/24/42) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 October, 1942; crashed and exploded on the island of Tautra, 15km N of Trondheim during a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt Gerhard Pfhul, Observer; Uffz Helmut Hack, R/O and Fw Johann Prager, Gunner. In addition, one civilian was also killed. Source: SIG Norway & Observer Loss List. Alternate spelling: Blattmann.
96 Blick, HelmutFw9/StG-2 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 5833 "T6 + BT" (lost 1/22/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 22 January, 1942 after being hit by enemy fighter, location not reported. Ju 87 Loss List
97 Blind, HelmutOgefrNSGr Unit (Störkampf Nuisance Raider)Ar 66, Go 145, W.34EP (1943)

EK 1 & 2
Ground Attack Operational Clasp
Source: EP List provided by Fritz Braun.
98 Blume, FranzOfw2/TG-20 (Nautsi Finland)Ju 52 Werk # 6844 "7U + GK" (lost 10/23/44) Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIA 23 October, 1944; attacked by four Russian P-39 fighters over Lake Inari, they crashed at Väylä Finland. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Georg Zeissler and Fw Helmut Born (Flyvrak Norway).
99 Blume, SiegfriedUffz5/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 6830 "1H + DN" (lost 5/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 May, 1940; after an attack on shipping at Narvik, the ac made a successful force landing on the frozen Lake Sitasjaure (Sweden?), close to the Norwegian border, no cause reported. They were captured by Allied forces and sent to POW camps in Canada. Remaining crew: Fw Karl Grube, Obs; Uffz Helmut Bennighof, R/O and Uffz Wrrner Wamser, Mech (Flyvrak Norway). Added: The He 111 was attacked by three Skuas of FAA 800 Sq., flying off HMS Ark Royal, piloted by Lt E.G.D.Finch-Noyes and Midshipmen L.Gallagher and D.Martin (D.Drury).
100 Blüthgen, WilliOfw.4/KG-200Ju 188 (lost 12/9/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 December, 1944 over France, no further detail. Remaining crew (MIA): FhjOfw Konrad Ellmer, Obs & RK Holder; Ofw Helmut Klimek, R/O & RK Holder; Ofw Kurt Stegmann, Flt Engr and Uffz Stefan Gessner, Parachute Observer. Ellmer & Klimek won their RKs while serving on the crew of Eduard Skrzipek in KG-27.

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