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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Fröhlich, GeorgOfw7/28/1916Röthenbach an der Pegnitz2 8/JG-1 (6/43 Reich Def), Instr duty, Ret. to 2/JG-1 in 44 Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19854 "Black 6" (lost 6/22/43), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173928 "Black 10" (lost 11/21/44)
EK 2
KVK/w Sw, Wound Badge, Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 November, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters (P-51s) at Rödelwitz, south of Jena. Buried at Rödelwitz. He has been reported the victim of U.S. pilots, S.L.Cett & Thomas P.Farrell (C.König). His G-6 crashed at Maasdijk Holland on 22 June, 1943, when he overturned during an emergency landing due to a fuel shortage, a Fw at the time (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, a B-17 on 17 August, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Linnich on 14 October, 1943. Alternate spelling: Frölich (DeSwart & Bf 109 Loss List).

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

2 Hasselbeck,Lt6/KG-30 (12/40 Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6212 (10% dam 12/13/40) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational ClaspInjured in a minor takeoff accident outside the Gilze-Rijen airfield, 13 December, 1940. Remaining cew (Inj): Fw Neumann, Obs; Uffz Gronde, R/O and Gefr Schnell, Mech/Gnr (SGLO).
3 Overbeck, JürgenFw4(F)/11 (S.U.) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430212 "6M + BM" (or 6M + DM) (lost 5/26/42) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his Observer Lt Paul Kuhn and two other unnamed crew in the Yelnya-Yukhnow-Dorogobuzch area 26 May, 1942, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The two unnamed crewmen were Uffz H.Schnell and Uffz E.Wilmer, and believed captured. The ac was brought down by AA fire and made an emergency landing, location not reported (D.Drury).
4 Schmell, HermannUffz1/12/19222/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 800925 "B3 + NK" (lost 6/26/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 26 June, 1944 when he failed to return from a mine laying operation over the Seine Bay, France, circumstances unknown. Remaining crew (MIA): Ogefr Franzkarl Will, Obs; Gefr Theodor Uhl, R/O and Fw Ernst Günther. Uffz Schmell buried in the Ger War Cem at Champigny-St Andre, France, Blk 6, Row ?, Gr 695 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Schnell
5 Schnell, GerhardLt2/JGr. Drontheim (JFS-3) (Grove)Bf 109D Werk # 3097 (lost)Student PilotKIC 11 September, 1942 crashing in the Gunnery area northwest of the Grove airfield, failed to level out and flew into the ground. Buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 14 September, 1942. Source: Air War over Denmark.
6 Schnell, HeinrichUffz33/JG-26 (S.U.)Fw 190A-4, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 1099 "Yellow 11" (lost 2/17/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 February, 1943 by Soviet AA fire SE of Lake Ilmen. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 # 41-23788 of 44BG 35 km west of Etaples on 6 December, 1942. His 2nd, a Spitfire 6 km north of Berck-sur-Mer on 7 December, 1942. His 3rd, a Vanguard (most likely a Typhoon of RAF No. 609 Sq.) 20 km northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 23 December, 1942.
7 Schnell, Karl Heinz 'Bubi'Maj1/10/1915Essen726/JG-20, II/JG-51, Stafkpt 9/JG-51 (8/40), Kdr III/JG-51 (5/42), Kdr JG-102 (8/44), JV-44Bf 109E-4 Werk # 4096 (lost 11/14/40; SD over the Channel, rescued & returned), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9659(8/3/42 force land), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12939 (8/29/42 shotdown-Pe-2), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 13332 "Blk << + I" (10/42 wounded, friendly flak); Ar 68, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-102, Me 262A-1a in JV-44

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/2/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
WIA 23 October, 1942 by flak in his F-4. Over 500 combat missions. Began his career in 1939 with JG-51. In June 1941, he shot down four Soviet SB bombers in four minutes. Downed two DB-3s on 26 June, 1941. An Il-2 N of Kistowka-Roslovi on 28 May, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 July, 1942. A Pe-2 on 8 August, 1942, while serving in 5/JG-51. A Pe-2 and two Il-2s on 22 August, 1942. Three Il-2s on 29 January, 1943. An Il-2 on 6 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 13 May, 1943. He was relieved of his command of JG-51 due to sustained criticism of his superiors. 11 victories in the West. His first victory, a Spitfire northeast of Calais, 29 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Beaufort at Estrees, S of Rouen on 11 June, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane 10 km W of Calais on 28 June, 1940. His 4th Channel victory, a Blenheim S of St Omer on 30 June, 1940. His 5th, a Hawk-75 on 24 August, 1940, no location. His last two victories, Nos. 71 & 72, came during the last days of April, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 72 victories. Deceased 13 March, 2013 San Jose Costa Rica (P. Bastin).

Courtesy Christian König

8 Schnell, Siegfried 'Wumm'Maj1/23/1916Zielenzig bei Frankfurt Oder934/JG-2 (5/40), Stafkpt 9/JG-2 (6/41 to 2/43), Kdr III/JG-54 (5/43), Kdr IV/JG-54 (2/44)Bf 109E-4 Wk# 1232 in 1940, Bf 109F-2 "yellow 1 + I (7/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9553 ""Yellow 9 + I" (5/42), Fw 190A-2 Werk # 5281 "Yellow 4 + I" (6/42 in 9/JG-2), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 746 "Yel 4 + I" w/ JG-2, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411675 "< +" (lost 2/25/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Glider Bdg
Fighter Oper. Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 25 February, 1944 in aerial combat with Russian fighters south of Narva S.U. while flying Bf 109G-6, Werk# 411675 "Black <<" (lost). He was known to have flown an Fw 190A Werk # 281 in June 1942. Also known to have flown a Bf 109F-4 "Yellow 9 + I" while in 9/JG-2 in April, 1942 at Theville, France. He commanded III/JG-54 at the time. Channel pilot. 3 bombers. 87 victories in the West. 500 combat missions. His first victory, two "French Fighters" at Epernay, 3 June, 1940, while in II/JG-2. His 3rd, a Blenheim NW of Le Harve on 29 July, 1940. His 4th, a Blenheim over England on 30 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire over Kent on 30 August, 1940. His 10th, a Hurricane in the London area on 8 September, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire near Portland on 7 October, 1940. Shot down 4 Spitfires on 4 July, 1941. His 39th & 40th, both Spitfires SW of Bergnes on 8 July, 1941. Six Spitfires on 9 July, 1941. Nos.48, 49 & 50, two Whirlwinds and a Hurricane N of Cherbourg on 4 September, 1941. On 19 August, 1942, he shot down five Spitfires over Dieppe. Bowers/Lednicer, 93 victories.

Courtesy Christian König

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