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1 Achleitner, FranzLtAustria59/JG-3 (Channel0Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 8 + I" (lost 8/24/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 24 August, 1940 after aerial combat off Herne Bay. Released from captivity 29 July, 1946 (H. Breuer). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Arras, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, two Blenheims 20 km W of Arras on 10 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 20 August, 1940. Magnus.
2 Afflerbach, FranzUffz4/15/1921I/JG-26 (joins 2/44), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-6Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 10 April, 1944 when 8th AF bombers stuck the Florennes airfield. He was killed, when the hangar he was in, collapsed. Buried Lommel, Block 6/313 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
3 Albert, FranzFw17/JG-3Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane west of Abbeville, 7 June, 1940.
4 Anderle, FranzLt3/13/1919Villach8/KG-4 He 111H-5 Werk # 3840 "5J + CS" (lost 7/7/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 7 July, 1941 when his ac was sd by a Beaufighter of No.29 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr Guy P.Gibson (VC recipient), and crashed at sea off Sheerness, Kent. Remaining crew: Lt Christian Neuenhöfer, Obs (KIA, bur CC/1/4/120); Ogefr Günter Heppner, R/O (KIA, bur CC/1/9/339) and Ogefr Wilhelm Reining (or Reinig), Gnr (MIA). Pilot Lt Anderle buried CC/1/9/342 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
5 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).
6 Anzengruber, FranzOfw2/NAGr-?, 2(H)/?Bf 109G-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/20/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
7 Apel, FranzLt2/ZG-1Bf 110D-1 Werk # 2282 "S9 + SK" (lost 10/23/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 23 October, 1942 at Pschisch Russia after being hit by flak. His unnamed gunner also MIA. Bf 110 Loss List
8 Apfelthaler, FranzUffz36/JG-52Bf 109G-2 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 22 October, 1942. A 2nd, a Yak-1 on 26 October, 1942. A 3rd, an Il-5 on 30 May, 1943.
9 Arlt, FranzUffzStab IV/JG-27 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27142 (lost 4/12/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 12 April, 1944 during aerial combat at Apetlon/Neusiedlersee.
10 Arndt, WernerFwIII/KG-30Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140242 "4D + ED" (lost), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142113 (lost 11/42)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 5 November, 1942; takeoff accident at Nautsi Norway on a non-operational flight. Remaining crew (all KIC): Fw Franz Frei, Observer; Uffz Freidrich Steube, R/O and Ofw Fritz Reinike, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. WIA 15 June, 1942; shot down at the Kemi Bridge, an Uffz at the time. Remaining crew (all KIA): Uffz Alfred Rennel, Observer; Fw Kurt Andreas, R/O and Ogefr Hans Matthias, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
11 Augustat, FranzFwNSGr-20Fw 190FWound Badge
Night Assault Operational Clasp
Shot down in September 1944 and died of his wounds on 9 September, 1944 in a hospital at Pützchen/Bonn. Jager Blatt 2/2001 & 1/2002.
12 Badorrek, EmilMaj5/6/1910FlammenbergStfkpt 4(F)/11 (11/44), Kdr Aufkl.Gr. 3 (12/44)Ju 188D-2, Ju 188F-1

EK 1 & 2
EP (12/29/41), Observer Operational Clasp
KIA 26 December, 1944. One of two known Recon pilots to be awarded the Oak Leaves to the RK. The other was Hptm. Erwin Fischer.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Major Emil Badorrek (6 May 1910 - 26 December 1944) had participated in World War II from the invasion of Poland to Russia as a scout pilot using the Junkers Ju 88 aircraft. In September 1943 his plane was converted to Junkers Ju 188. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes # 947 dated 22 November 1943 as Hauptmann and Staffelkapitän 4. (Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 11 / Stab Fernaufklärungsgruppe 2 / Luftflotte 6, and Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes # 652 dated 18 November 1944 as Major and Staffelkapitän 4. ( Fern) Staffel / Aufklärungsgruppe 11 / Stab Fernaufklärungsgruppe 2 / Luftflotte 6. These prestigious medals were received for their extraordinary dedication as scout pilots who always displayed courage in any difficult situation so they were able to carry out their duties well and bring valuable enemy position reports. Not only that, he also added a record of his achievements by destroying a number of vehicles and the position of land defense using his aircraft. The Junkers Ju 188D-2 "T5 + LK" (Werknummer 150492) which he piloted was shot down along with his crew (Leutnant Josef Reinardy, Oberfeldwebel Gerhard Siller and Oberfeldwebel Franz Felician) at 12:54 a.m. above Tomaszowice near Krakow (Poland) at the end in 1944. No one survived the incident. During his career Badorrek was noted to have participated in 580 combat missions. Other medals and awards he received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Eisernes Kreuz II. Class (May 4, 1941) and I. Classe (July 18, 1941); Frontflugspange für Aufklärer; Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (December 22, 1941); and Deutsches Kreuz in Gold 14/46 (April 14, 1942)

13 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
14 Bartels, Karl HeinzUffz6/18/1917Hamburg6/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 3258 "1H + HP" (lost 9/7/40)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 September, 1940; failed to return from a mission over England. Crashed near Küstelberg in Sauerland, cause not reported. Remaining crew (KIA): Ofw Heinrich Staffeldt, Obs; Fw Gerhard Markuse, R/O; Gefr Josef Maier, Mech and Uffz Franz Schweizer, Gnr (Luftwaffe Forum).
15 Barten, FranzHptm1/26/1912Saarbrücken522G-77 (9/40), 11/JG-51 (6/41 S.U.), 10/JG-51 (S.U. 11/42), Stafkpt 9/JG-53 (4/44 Reich Def)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5432 "Black 2" (lost 7/16/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12878 "White 5" (WIA 11/42), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441575 "Yellow 15 + I" (lost 8/4/44)
RK(10/24/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/1/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 4 August, 1944, over Reinsehlen near Soltau, as he parachuted from his damaged G-6 with a fatal head wound, after a dogfight. Buried in Lippstadt. Battle of Britain pilot, his first victory, a Hurricane on 14 September, 1940, no location. His 2nd & 3rd, two Hurricanes S of Tunbridge Wells on 17 October, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire between St Omer & Boulogne on 15 April, 1941. His first known Soviet victory, a DB-3 on 22 June, 1941. An SB-3 on 24 June, 1941. A double Soviet victory on 15 July, 1941; an I-16 and a DB-3. Shot down in "Blk 2" behind Russian lines on 16 July, 1941, but returned. A Yak-3 on 23 October, 1941. A DB-3a on 27 October, 1941. Two SB-3s on 12 November, 1941. An I-61 on 18 March, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 13 July, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 5 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 8 April, 1943. One known western victory, a B-24D 5 km west of Della Pecara, 3 September, 1943. Another bomber, a B-24 32 km south southwest of Padua Italy, 28 December, 1943. His 49th, a Spitfire 10 km N of Nettuno on 6 February, 1944. His 50th, a P-47 S of Insel Elba Italy on 14 April, 1944. 895 missions. Bowers/Lednicer, 53 victories. Photo
16 Bartens, JürgenOblt1/30/1915BerlinStfkpt 8/KG-55 (10/40)He 111P-2, He 111P-4 Werk # 2908 "G1 + LS" (lost 4/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 April, 1941 on a mission over England, crashing at Farmhill Crossroads, Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. He was flying as Observer this date; pilot Ofw Franz Vonier, both buried in Brookwood Mil Cem, Plot 15, Row A Joint Grave 3. Remaining crew (WIA & POW): Fw Fritz Pons, R/O and Fw Hermann Hübler (or Kübler), Mech.. Source: D. Drury). Known to have flown missions against England in October, 1940, specifically one against Thorney Island airfield, Sussex, on 8 October, 1940.
17 Basse, HerbertFwStab II/KG-54Ju 88A "B3 + CC" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 August, 1940 after being severely damaged during aerial combat near Portland England by Spitfires and Hurricanes from RAF Nos. 601 and 213 Squadrons. The Ju 88 crashed into the sea. Remaining crew: Oblt Werner Schade, Observer (MIA); Uffz Herbert Klatte, R/O (POW; bailed safely with wounds); and Fw Franz Bagus, Gunner (MIA). The body of Oblt Werner Schade was recovered and he is buried in Cannock Chase, Plot 6, Row1, Gr 17 (D.Drury) . Jager Blatt 2/2004.
Cannock Chase
18 Bastian, ErwinUffz9/25/1919Celle9/KG-54 (6/44) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 301576 "B3 + CT" (lost 6/12/44) Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed at Ooy Holland, by Nijmegen the night of 11/12 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The specific crash location was at Groenlanden, about 2km NW of Ooy (Ooij), sd by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA, bur Ysselsteyn, Blk X, Row 3): Ogefr Franz Ehm, Obs (Gr 65); Uffz Anton Pöllath, R/O (Gr 67) and Uffz A lbert Hansen, Gnr (Gr 66). Pilot Uffz Bastian buried in Grave 69 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
19 Bauer, FranzHptm11/18/191584(Eins)/J.Fl.Sch. 5/JG-53, Stfkpt 3/JG-53 (4/44), Kdr I/JG-53 (7/44 Romania)Bf 109F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163606 "Black 1" (lost 7/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 at Amaru, in the Ploesti area. His first victory, a Spitfire at Le Harve on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire S of Fecamp on 12 August, 1941. Nos. 3 &4, both Spitfires at Le Harve on 28 August, 1941. A 5th, a B-24 on 2 April, 1944, no location. A 6th, a B-24 on 25 April, 1944, 35km W of Forli Italy. A 7th, another B-24 on 6 June, 1944 N of Buzau Romania. An 8th, his 4th B-24 on 28 June, 1944 40km SW of Bucharest. Magnus 9 victories.
20 Baumann, FranzLt1(F)/33 (Channel)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1310 "8H + AH" (lost 12/8/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 8 December, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
21 Bäumel, FranzLt3/11/1919Wuppertal4/KG-1 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7170 "V4 + DM" (lost 5/12/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 May, 1941 when his ac was severely damaged by AA fire at RAF Watton, Norfolk, and eventually crashed at Scoulton, Norfolk. Remaining crew: Ofw herbert Ausserfeld, Obs (KIA); Uffz Hans Simon, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Max König, Flt Engr (WIA). The three deceased are buried at CC, Blk 5, Row 18 as follows: Lt Bäumel Gr 425, Ofw Ausserfeld Gr 424 and Uffz Simon Gr 426 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
22 Baumgartner, WilhelmOfw10/25/1913Switzerland (?)34 9/JG-77 (1/41-5/41 Romania), 7/JG-77 (10/42 S.U.; 4/43/Tunisia) Bf 109E-4 (50% dam 1/41 Fr.), Bf 109E & F in Russia, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7192 "Yellow 2" (25% dam 10/15/41), Bf 109G (Trop) in 7 Staffel, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13996 "White 10" (lost 4/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/4/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 April, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire 2 km south of Sedjoumi. Baumgartner damaged his E-4 on 5 January, 1941, on a takeoff from Dinan France (D.Dahiot). Briefly a POW on 15 October, 1941 when making an emergency landing 45 km south of Ischum. Added: His wingman this day was Uffz Franz Schmidt, who downed a Soviet Pe-2 bomber (C.Sundin). He escaped and returned on 29 October. The AC was apparently recovered, as it was reported 25% damaged in combat on 3 November. His first victory, a Hurricane I northeast of Malemes, into the sea, on 14 May, 1941. One known Soviet victory in 9 Staffel was a Russian MiG-3 piloted by Lt Stepan Komlev, who successfully bailed out. A triple Soviet victory on 5 February, 1942; Two SB-2s and a MiG-3. A DB-3 on 16 March, 1942. A MiG-3 on 10 May, 1942. A Soviet triple on 11 May, 1942; two I-61s and a Pe-2. An Il-2 on 13 May, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 16 May, 1942. His 24th victory, an unnamed Soviet AC on 7 June, 1942. His 26th was a Soviet AC on 2 July, 1942. His 27th, a Pe-2 on 10 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 4 October, 1942. One known Desert victory, a Kittyhawk on 10 March, 1943. Another, an Aircobra on 13 March, 1943. Added: Ofw Baumgartner buried in the German War Cem., Bordj-Cedria, Tunisia, "Hof MOR, Ossario 6, Tafel 12" (D.Drury).
23 Bay, WalterLt5/22/1922Reutlingen3/KG-54Ju 88A-4 Werk # 144119 "B3 + BL" (lost 7/7/44)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 7 July, 1944 when he failed to return from a minelaying operation over Seine Bay, France, cause unknown. Remaining crew: FhjFw Franz Pielot, Obs (KIA); Fw Franz Aderbauer, R/O (MIA) and Uffz Hans Henne, Gnr (KIA). The deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Champigny-St Andre, France, Blk 17, Row 4: Lt Bay, Gr 170; FhjFw Pielot, Gr 171 and Uffz Henne, Gr 169 (D.Drury).
24 Becker, FranzUffz4/KG-54He 111P-2 Werk # unk (lost 6/2/40)Bomber Operational ClaspUninjured in a crash 2 June, 1940: sd after combat in the Dunkirk area, probably by Spitfires of No.92 Sq.. Crash location uncertain, but probably in Belgium, as the two wounded crewmen were taken to an Antwerp hospital. Remaining crew: Hptm Lothar Maiwald, Obs (unhurt); Ogefr Karl Braun, R/O (WIA) and Uffz Karl Wissussek, Flt Engr (WIA). Source: D.Drury
25 Beerenbrock, Franz JosefLt4/9/1920Datteln, Westfalen11712/JG-51 (6/41 Shatalovka S.U.), Stab/JG-51 (10/41), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (42)Bf 109F-2 "Black <1", Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6779, "White 12" (lost 11/9/42)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(6/17/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 9 November, 1942 after taking hits in Wk# 6779 in his radiator, and making an emergency landing behind Soviet lines near Welish, Soviet Union. POW who survived early imprisonment in Russia! 400 combat missions. All victories in the East. His first known Soviet victories, two SB-2s on 24 June, 1941. Two DB-3s on 6 July, 1941. Another double victory, both DB-3s on 9 July, 1941. A triple victory on 2 December, 1941; two Pe-2s and an I-18. A MiG-3 SE of Schalsk on 26 March, 1942. A triple on 28 May, 1942; two MiG-1s and a U-2, while in Stab IV/JG-51. Four Il-2s on 1 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s and a DB-3 in the Krestzsky area on 4 October, 1942. His last two victories, both MiG-3s on 8 November, 1942, just one day before becoming a POW. Another source says he scored three victories on 9 November, 1942. Released from captivity mid-December, 1949. Deceased 13 December, 2004.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

26 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).
27 Behrendt, KurtFw5/KG-53He 111H-1 Werk # 2771 "A1 + AN" (lost 9/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 15 September, 1940 after his ac was hit and damaged by several fighters, and made a forced landing at RAF West Malling, Kent. Remaining crew: Fw Rudolf Lichtenhagen, Obs (WIA/POW); Uffz Oskar Zilling, R/O (WIA/POW); Gefr Erich Franz Sailler, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/1/9/357) and Gefr Herbert Lange, Gnr (KIA, bur CC/1/9/354) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
28 Behrens, FranzUffz4/3/1917Wiedelah7/KG-26He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 4/30/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 29/30 April, 1941. His ac crashed in the area of Evreux-Lisieux France, circumstance unknown. However, earlier in the flight, the ac experienced an engine malfunction which may have contributed to this crash. Remaining crew: Uffz Gerhard Dauwwitz, Obs (KIA); Gefr Friedrich Koch, R/O (rescued by ASR) and Ogefr Rudolf Lehnig, Flt Engr. The deceased are buried in the Geman War Cem., La Cambe France, Blk 36, as follows: Uffz Behrens Gr 145, Uffz Dauwitz Gr 25 and Ogefr Lehnig Gr 24 (D.Drury)
29 Behringen, FranzFwIII/ZG-26 (Med)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360264 (lost 6/6/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC west of Patricia di Mare 6 June, 1943, cause not reported, no mention of crew disposition (Ju 88 Loss List).
30 Benda, Franz vonObstlt3/7/1904 Kdr III/KG-76 (5/41), Kdr LG-1 (2/42) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8610 "L1 + BA" (lost 12/2/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 2 December, 1942 when his Ju 88 was attacked over northern Cyrenaica by an RAF fighter of No. 73 Sq. as he was on a special mission to Tobruk. He was acting as Observer this date. The ac was piloted by Hptm Erwin Sy, also KIA (Ju 88 Loss List). See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for further detail.
31 Beresch, FranzLt7/KG-76 Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8536 "F1 + FR" (lost 11/23/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 23 November, 1941 when they failed to return from a mission in the area of Bologoye, Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Saul, Obs; Ogefr Karl Brand (or Prand), R/O and Ogefr Max Gronthaler, Gnr. No VDK matches (D.Drury).
32 Bergmann, FranzFw4/ZG-26 (S.U.)Bf 110E-1 Werk # 4086 "3U + 6M" (lost 2/19/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 19 February, 1942 at Gshatsk, cause unknown. Bf 110 Loss List
33 Berlin, ErnstUffz9/27/19119Hagen1/KG-2 (12/42 Gilze-Rijen) Do 217E-4 Werk # 4317 "U5 + IH" (lost 12/12/42) Bomber Operational Clasp His Do 217 crashed at Hulten Holland, SE of Rijen, on 12 December, 1942, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: The entire crew were killed in the crash and initially buried in Tilburg. In 1954, all four were re-buried at Ysselsteyn. Pilot, Uffz Berlin in Grave CQ-7-154. Remaining crew: Gefr Reinhold Sonneborn (geb 9/13/1923 Erndtebruck), Obs (bur CQ-7-155); Gefr Franz Fruth (geb 2/27/1922 Arnberg), R/O (bur CQ-7-156) and Ogefr Franz Reuter (geb 11/21/1916 Essen), Gnr (bur CQ-7-157) (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
34 Bernauer, Franz JosefOfw5/12/1916Weikersheim, Baden-WürttembergI/JG-76 (9/44 Störmede) Bf 109G-6/U4, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461997 "Black 3" (lost 9/26/44 DeSwart) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 26 September, 1944 in his G-14, crashing at Zeddam Gelderland Holland (gem. Bergh). Jager Blatt mention. Buried Ysselsteyn, CA-14-343.
Ysselstein, Holland
35 Bertele, Franz vonFw5/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6683 "9K + EN" (lost 5/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 10 May, 1942, cause and location unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
36 Besser, Horst vonOblt2(K)/88 (Spain), 8/KG-26 (4/40)He 111H-4 "1H + LS" (dam 4/9/40), He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 8/15/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 15 August, 1940. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Franz Brehm, Observer, Uffz Alfons Rehm, wireless operator, Uffz Eberhard Hofmann, mechanic and Uffz Franz Reichert, gunner. Added: Shot down over the North Sea in the vicinity of Newcastle UK, no further detail (LOCS).
37 Beulmann, FranzMaj2/23/1911Stab/ (H)/18 (7/38), Kp-Chef/KG-55 (9/41), Stab Höh.Nafü/Luftflotte 5 (11/44)Hs 126, Ju 88Observer Operational ClaspSource: D.Stankey & L.DeZeng.
38 Beyer, FranzMaj4/22/1918Berlin, Grunwald838/JG-3 (8/40), II/JG-3 (Operation Barbarossa), Stfkpt 8/JG-3 (8/41), Kdr IV(Sturm)/JG-3 (1/44 Venlo)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 "Black 5 + I" (8/41), Fw 190A-8, Bf 109G-6 Wk# 411036 (lost 2/11/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/19/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 11 February, 1944 in his G-6, crashing at Helden Holland, near Venlo, when during a low level chase by two Spitfires, he crashed into a tree. His first known victory, a Hurricane over England on 14 August, 1940. 70 victories in Russia (2+ bombers) and at least another 10 AC destroyed on the ground. His 1st Soviet victories, an I-16 and an I-153 on 22 June, 1941. His 45th victory, a Soviet R-5 on 16 February, 1942. A Quad on 20 May, 1942; an Il-2 and a MiG-1, location unknown and an Il-2 NNE of Charkow and a MiG-1 10 km NNE of Volchansk. A Douglas A-20 at Nishne-Kischalje on 11 July, 1942. A LaGG-3 NE of Kalatsch on 28 July, 1942. Two Il-2 NE of Kalatsch on 9 August, 1942. An Il-2 5 km NE of Orlovka on 7 September, 1942. Two Il-2s and a MiG-3 N of Pitomnik on 10 December, 1942. Two MiG-3s and a LaGG-3 near Pitomnik on 11 December, 1942. An Il-2 12 km NNE of Morosowkaja on 28 December, 1942. Two Il-2s E of Jslawjawosk on 12 February, 1943. his 80th, a MiG-3 4 km S of Aksay on 1 April, 1943. Burial: Buried Dr.Blumenkamplaan cemetery Venlo. Reburied 10/09/1948 Ysselsteyn. Block L, Row 11, Grave 263. Bowers/Lednicer, 81 vics.. Photo

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39 Beyer, HerbertUffz8/14/1923Marienwerder8/NJG-1 (6/44 Leeuwarden) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 440076 "G9 + NS" (lost 6/21/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp His G-4 crashed 2 km west of the Eelde, Tynaarlo Muni., Drenthe, Holland airfield on 21 June, 1944, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Uffz Beyer and crew were killed. Uffz Beyer buried at Ysselsteyn, AT-12-298. Buried next to Uffz Beyer are TWO men, one his Gnr. Ogefr Franz Riedel (geb 6/1/1924), buried AT-12-296 and R/O Uffz Hans Petermann (geb 2/20/1923 Dortmund), buried AT-12-297 (Find-A-Grave by Fred).
Ysselstein, Holland
40 Bichofe, FranzOfw1/NAGr-12 (Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410067 "R + FO" (lost 11/26/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 26 November, 1943; taken by partisans after making an emergency landing SE of Valona.
41 Biedermann, GottfriedUffz1/KG-6Ju 188A-2 Werk # 180441 "3E + DH" (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): Uffz Georg Malek, Observer; Uffz Walter Zeiner, R/O; Fw Karl Hartmaier, Gunner and Gefr Franz Hense, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
42 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).
43 Biller, FranzUffz12/21/1920111/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960212 (lost 11/19/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 November, 1944 in an area west of Köln, cause unknown. One known victory, a P-47 in the Osnabrück area on 8 November, 1944.
44 Birnbaum, Franz JosefOfw8/14/1914Rydultau, SilesiaCondor Leg (39), 9/Zestörerschule-Memmingen (1/43), 2 Erg/Schlachtgruppe-Deblin (4/43), 4(PZ)/Sch.G-1 (9/43), redesig 10(Pz)/SG-9 (10/43)Me 210, Hs 129B-2 Werk # 141731 "D" (lost 4/5/44)
Spanish Cross in Bronze(5/31/39)
EK 1(4/20/44 Post.)

EK 2(12/1/43)
Glider "A"(10/33)
Assault Operational Clasp in Silver(3/24/44)
KIA 5 April, 1944 after being hit by Soviet AA fire 1 km northwest of Holubica Ukraine. He crashed in flames, overturning in the marshlands near the River Lug, and drowning. In 1990 his grave was believed to be discovered and a monument erected nearby by Lviv inhabitants. 60 missions. He entered service in February 1934 and served in the DLV from 6/33 to 9/35. Source: Colin Fuller.
45 Birnstiel, FranzUffz7/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19973 (80% dam 7/31/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 31 July, 1943; hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 88242.
46 Birnstill, FranzFw87/JG-3 (3/43 S.U.), 9/JG-3 (5/43)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 13 February, 1944. His first known Soviet victory, a LaGG-5 3 km S of Stary on 19 March, 1943. A 2nd Soviet, a Boston E of Arizojewka on 7 May, 1943. A LaGG-5, a LaGG-3 and an Il-5 on 5 July, 1943. A LaGG-3 N of Prokhorovka on 13 July, 1943. An Il-2 15 km S of Krassnyi-Liman on 17 July, 1943. A LaGG-5 2 km S of Karatschev on 23 July, 1943. An Il-2 12 km S of Stepanovka on 31 July, 1943. One known western victory, his 6th, a B-17 on 14 October, 1943. His 7th, a B-17 on 29 January, 1944. Magnus Report, "his victories may be as high as 11.
47 Bittner, ManfredFw8/KG-53 (temp assign to TG-30)He 111 Werk # Unk "S3 + AH" (lost 8/22/44) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA the night of 21/22 August, 1944 when he crashed at the Creil (Fr) airfield after combat with a British nightfighter. III/KG-53 was flying supply missions for TG-30 at the time. Remaining crew (WIA): Fw Fritz Fritsch, Flt Engr and Fw Franz Kordys, Gnr (no mention of observer). Source: Luftwaffe Discussion Forum.
48 Blase, WilliFw.6/KG-53 (6/41 S.U.)He 111H-6 Werk # 4509 "A1 + AC" (lost 11/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspHis Wk3 4509 was sd by Russian flak SE of Borobino, behind enemy lines. The crew made it safely back to German lines. Remaining crew (Safe): Uffz (later Lt) Franz Lehner, Obs & RK Holder (5/22/43); Uffz Josef Koll, R/O; Ofw Richard Emrich, Flt Engr and Uffz Walter Kalkbrenner, Gnr.. Source: Kaiser RK book.
49 Blaue, FranzFw1(H)/10Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2247 (70% dam 8/31/42)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash on 31 August, 1942, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3791, after suffering engine damage in Russia. Remaining unnamed crew also injured. Obs Loss List
50 Blazytko, FranzOfw31 2/JG-1 (5/40), 8/JG-27 (7/40), 9/JG-27 (6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-7 Werk # 3757 (lost 9/23/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41 in absentia-POW)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 25 September, 1941 (G.Festi 11/2020), after being shot down by enemy fire at Markowo. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim in the Lüttich area, 12 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane over the isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 3rd, a Hurricane S of the Isle of Wight on 8 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Bagnor Regis on 18 August, 1940. Magnus. His first known Soviet victory, his 5th overall to date, a DB-3 N of Vilna on 28 June, 1941. His 6th, a DB-3 SE of Vilna on 29 June, 1941. His 7th, a DB-3 NW of Traby on 29 June, 1941. His 8th, an I-16 W of Vitebsk on 5 July, 1941. A 9th, an I-16 on 12 July, 1941. A DB-3 on 14 July, 1941. An I-153 on 20 July, 1941, and a Pe-2 the following day. A double victory, an R-10 and a DB-3 on 25 July, 1941. An I-16 on 11 August, 1941. His 23rd victory, an I-16 E of Ivanovo on 5 September, 1941. Four victories, his 25th, 26th NE of Tschudovo, 27th N of Krasnoye Selo & 28th NE of Taizi, on 11 September, 1941; Two DB-3s, an I-16 and an I-18. His 29th, an I-16 S of Uritzk on 16 September, 1941. His 30th, an I-18 W of Lomonosov on 21 September, 1941. His 31st, an I-18 S of Petrodworetz on 24 September, 1941. Alternate spelling: Blazyztko.
51 Bloier, BenediktUffzIV/KG-55 (8/42)He 111H-5 Werk # 3775 "G1 + ??" (lost 8/10/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA with his entire crew, 10 August, 1942, when the ac crashed at Illesheim due to an operational error. Remaining crew: Uffz Reinhold Karg, Obs and Uffz franz Foeltzel, R/O. There were two others on board who were uninjured and unnamed (C.König).

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52 Blum, Heinrich FranzUffz23/JG-53 (7/41 S.U.; 3/42 Malta)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5456 "Yellow 1" (lost 7/10/41), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 7392 "Yellow 8" (lost 3/14/42) EK 2
Wound Badge(7/10/41)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 14 March, 1942, a mid-air collision with his leader, Walter Seiz over Gozo Malta. Seiz, in Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7301,was uninjured but his AC was totaled (Prien). MIA briefly 10 July, 1941 and wounded, presumably during aerial combat 20 west of Berditschew. Returned later. He was wingman for Walter Seiz in Russia and Malta. Source" Jochen Prien
53 Blume, FranzFwNahaufkl.Gr. FleischmannFw 189A-1 Werk # 0177 "KD + RA" (lost 1/4/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 4 January, 1943 at Morosowskaja, cause unknown. His Observer, Oblt Axel Scharf, also MIA. Obs Loss List
54 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).
55 Bochmann, WolfgangOblt11/5/1920Erg/KG-66Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140573 "Z^ + CN" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 16 April, 1944 while on a test flight and believed to accidentally strick the ground. Remaining crew (KIC): Ofw Franz Förg, geb 8/6/1921, Obs and Ofw Erich Herzberg, geb 1/19/1920, R/O. Source: B. Bines.
56 Böckler, FranzFw6/SKG-210 (11/44)Me 262 Werk # 110739 "GX + AK" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspShot down by Burgau/Leipheim on 18 November, 1944 by two US fighters of the 335th Fighter Sq., his disposition unknown. The US pilots were Capt J.C.Fitch and 2/Lt J.M.Creamer. Jager Blatt 1/2001.
57 Böge, HeinrichOfw6/13/19171/TG-5 (Olbia It.)Me 323E-1 Werk # 1270 "C8 + EG" (lost 7/26/43)Transport Operational ClaspKIA 26 July, 1943; sd by a Beaufighter of No. 144 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt D.Hamar at Maddalena. Remaining crew" Co-Pilot Ofw Wilhelm Nikolaus Julius Klar (1/24/1912, bur La Maddalena, Cagliari Blk 2, Gr 31); R/O Uffz Fleck (WIA); Engr Fw Joachim Rink (or Ring) (1/19/1918, bur Blk 2, Gr 31); 2 Engr Ogefr Franz Gettinger (11/14/1919, bur Blk 2, Gr 31); Gnr Ogefr Walter Ströhl (or Ströhle) (8/2/1921, bur Blk 2, Gr 31); Gnr Uffz Steinhäuser (WIA); Gnr Ogefr Rittner (WIA) and Gnr Gefr Eiden (WIA). Added: Additional burial detail; War Cem., Cagliari Blk 2, Graves 31 to 40 (D.Drury)
58 Böhm, GerhardOblt10/25/1912Cosel9/KG-51 (S.U.) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5245 "9K + GT" (lost 6/22/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA at Tarnopol with unnamed crew 22 June, 1941, cause unknown Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Crashed 1km NW of Worona, where all four are buried (LOCS & 12 O'clock Forum). Added: Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Karl Heinz Arens, Obs; Uffz Franz Lykar, R/O and Gefr Ernst Alois Bobinger, Gnr. The four deceased are believed buried at Ivano Ukraine (formerly Stanislau) (D.Drury).
59 Bollerey, FranzUffz4/11/192136/JG-300 (7/44) Fw 190A-8 (lost 7/20/44 at Altenburg/Thuringen), Fw 190A-8 (lost 8/14/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His three known victories were B-17s; two at Sankt-Egidien, and one at Chemnitz, on 20 July, 1944, the same day his A-8 was reported lost. His disposition unknown 20 July, 1944. Added: Pilot reported KIA later, 14 August, 1944, no further detail (
60 Bong, FranzUffzI/JG-300 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410250 (lost 11/26/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 26 November, 1943 near Königswinter, cause unknown.
61 Bonk, FranzUffz3/JG-300 (11/43)Bf 109G-6 (lost 11/26/43)Fighter Operational Clasp Bonk appears on an AC Lost List; the AC lost 11/26/43 at Ittenbach, pilot disposition unknown. Added: Pilot reported KIA 26 November, 1943, no further detail (
62 Börschel, FranzUffzII/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160102 (lost 12/25/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 25 December, 1943 when he collided with another Bf 109G-6 Wk# 160829, piloted by Lt Hainz Liepelt (KIFA), NE of Erbenheim.
63 Bourguignon, FranzFhjUffz12/24/19241/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 737978 (lost 12/5/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with multiple P-38s at Bonn.
64 Boywitt, BernhardUffzStab(F)/Seeaufklärings Gr. 126BV 138C-1 Werk # 310101 (lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 12 February, 1945, beleived to have crashed in Fakse Bugt Bay, southwest of Stevns Klint Denmark, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Friedrich Schecker, Obs (MIA); Uffz Franz Furtner, Mech (MIA); Uffz Friedrich Gerards, R/O (KIA) and Ofw Karl Heinz Hentges, Gunner (KIA). The bodies of Gerards and Hentges washed ashore in Faxe Bay, and were buried in the Kobenhavn Vestre Cemetery on 16 February, 1945. Source: Air War over Denmark.
65 Bozicek, FranzUffz5I/JG-5, 11/JG-6 (11/44)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784752 "Yellow 16" (dam 12/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing at Sülte on 7 December, 1944, no further detail (JG-6 List). One known victory, a B-24 opposing the Misburg Raid on 26 November, 1944. 5 victories per JG-5 Chronik, courtesy H. Breuer.
66 Brauneis, FranzFw9/15/1920Guntersdorf8/SG-4 (6/44 Clastres, Fr.)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470582 "Black B" (lost 6/6/44)Assault Operational Clasp KIA 6 June, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Bazoge, S of Paris. He is buried at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 31, Gr 4. He had a passenger, Uffz Paul Ebert (geb 10/8/13 Bitterfeld), also killed, and buried same cem, Vault 28, Grave 6 (absa3945).
67 Braunger, FranzUffz7/30/1920I/TG-1Ju W34 (lost 4/12/45)Transport Operational ClaspPilot reported killed at Berndshausen 12 April, 1945 as a result of a fighter attack, buried Merxhausen.
68 Brejl, FranzUffz1/1/19212/JG-2 (12/44), 1/JG-2 (3/45)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 783174 (lost 12/10/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210200 (lost 3/2/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat with a B-26 and fighters at Gonsenheim, buried Mainz-Finthen. WIA 10 December, 1944 during aerial combat with 4 P-47s in the Düren area (Königshofen?).
69 Brenner, GerhardOblt8/29/1918Ludwigsburg1 & 2/LG-1 (5/42 Mediterranean)Ju 88A-4 Trop Werk # 5542 "L1 + CH" (lost 6/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 14 June, 1942 S of Insel Gardos (Crete), probably shot down by a Beaufighter of No. 272 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Tuckwell during Operation Vigorous, crew seen to take to their dinghy (Ju 88 Loss List), but rescue attempts found their dingy empty, presuming they had been washed overboard during the night. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Franz Hayer, Obs; Fw Leonard Oesterle, R/O and Ofw Hans Ahrens, Gnr.. Over 100 combat missions.
70 Breyl, FranzUffzI/JG-2Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210200 (lost 3/2/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 2 March, 1945 during aerial combat near Mainz-Gonzenheim.
71 Brinkhaus, FranzHptm3/19/1917134/NJG-1 (5/42), NJG-3, 9/NJG-2 (10/43), 7 & 6/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr II/NJG-2 (4/45 to end)Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3358 G9 + AM" (35% dam 7/30/42; injured when he crashed in the Feuerbach-Langenhain area due to disorientation, Ju 88G in NJG-2
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Wound Bade
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories scored on 31 May, 1942; a Wellington 35 km northwest of Köln, and a Halifax 30 km northwest of Köln, by Bergheim. Another, a Lancaster 50 km NW of Kassel on 22 October, 1943. Two "4 mot" victories on 20 February, 1944, one SE of Bremen, the other at Gradnetz. A "4 mot" 40 km NE of Frankfurt on 18 March, 1944. Four victories on 8 June, 1944; all "4 mots", S of Dieppe and in the Beauvais & Abbeville areas. A "4 mot" by Chateaudun on 1 July, 1944. A "4 mot" near St Leu on 8 July, 1944. His 13th, a Hudson NE of Cambridge on 3/4 March, 1945. This 13th may have been a Mosquito of 169 Sq.. Boiten, 13 to 18 victories. Bf 110 Loss Lists suggests 25 victories.
72 Brodl,LtEKdo-25, Stffüh JGr-10 (later)Ju 88S-1 Werk # 140571 (70% damaged)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing on 27 September, 1943 after his engines were damaged during aerial combat near the Achmer airfield. Remaining crew(WIA): Ofw Edmund Heider, Observer and Ogefr Hermann Franz, Gunner. Jager Blatt 2/2004.
73 Brotz, FranzGefr1/4/1918Waldshut4/NJG-2 (Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88C-2 Werk # 880776 "R4 + CM" (lost 4/9/41)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 9 April, 1941 during aerial combat over RAF airfields with a Beaufighter of RAF No.25 Sq. piloted by Sgt S Bennet, by Langham. The AC crashed north of Oakham, Rutland, England. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Willi Lindla, R/O and Gefr Ewald Gorlt, Gunner.

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74 Bruck, HelmutObst2/16/1913Kittlitztreben, Krs. Bunzlau1I/StG-165, Stfkpt 1/StG-77, Kdr I/StG-77 (12/41), Kdr SG-77 (10/43), Kdr SG-151Ju 87B-2 "S2 + AB" in I/StG-77, Ju 87D in StG-77 & SG-77, Fw 190F & G in SG-77

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Twice he picked up downed crewmen behind enemy lines in Russia. Commanded SG-77 again in February, 1945. 973 missions, including 15 in the Fw 190. His permanent R/O was Ofw Franz Hettinger. One known victory, a Soviet I-15 on 15 January, 1942.
75 Brucker, RolfOblt12/4/19173/StG-2 (Channel)Ju 87B-2 Werk # 0557 "T6 + JL" (lost 10/10/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 10 October, 1940;, collided with another Ju 87 at Foret de Brotonne, no further detail. Ju 87 Loss List. Added: Brucker buried in the German War Cem. at La Cambe, Blk 32, Gr 174. The second ac, Ju 87B-2 (same Staffel) was Werk # 0513 "T6 + FL", (pilot unknown/uninjured) whose R/O-Gnr, Gefr Franz Rother, was KIFA, buried La Cambe, Blk 32, Gr 168 (D.Drury)
76 Brüggemeier, FranzGefr4(Jabo)/JG-54Bf 109G-6 "Red ?" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Wounded 23 January, 1944 when his AC was reportedly 80% damaged at Szoltzy S.U..
77 Brunner, JosefFw72/NJG-1 (8/43), 10/NJG-6 (9/44)Bf 110G-4EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 March, 1945 during a night mission in the Oppenheim area. The remainder of the crew; BS Uffz Franz Felbemaier and BF Uffz Horst Römer, were also KIA. One known victory, a Halifax N of Templin on 24 August, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster S of Dürkheim and a 2nd Lancaster 8 km W of Koblenz on 23 September, 1943. A 4th, a Halifax NW of Hook on 9 October, 1943. A 5th, a B-24 W of Bucharest on 8 May, 1944. A 6th, a Wellington at Szombathely on 20 September, 1944. Magnus.
78 Brunnthaler, FranzLt10/22/1923Vienna, AustriaTech Trng Schs., Flt Sch (11/41), 1/StG-77 (7/42), Erg/Fl.Ü.G.-1 (12/43), 2/Fl.Ü.G.-1 (3/44)Ar 96, Ju 87, Ju 88, Ju 188, He 111, Do 217, Me 262 EK 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp in Bronze & Transport Clasp
The EK and Bomber Clasp won for at least 20 missions in the Ju 87 Dive Bomber. Data found on document grouping on Internet.
79 Bruns,Fw13(Z)/ZG-1 Bf 110D/0 Werk # 3304 "L1 + CH" (lost 9/27/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 27 September, 1940 during aerial combat, crashing at The Gale, Chelwood Gate, Ashdown Forest, near East Grinstead. His unnamed gunner was also KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: The unnamed crewman, Gefr Franz Gröbl (geb 4/21/1916), buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 3 (Luftwaffe Graves UK).
Cannock Chase
80 Buchmeier, Franz JosefLt9/JG-300Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 780358 "Yellow 19" (lost 10/7/44 near Oberriessdorf/Eisleben)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Oberriesdorg. Source: JG-300 Loss List
81 Burkert, HelmuthObltI/KG-30Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3468 "4D + BL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 9 August, 1941 during an operational flight by Warlamowo, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Werner Molkenthien, Observer; Gefr Arnold Bissinger, R/O and Uffz Karl Franz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
82 Burmeister,Flugzeugführer & Flight Instr Fl.Sch.-See (Barth 10/39)Go 145A "WL + IMRR"Burmeister was permitted by the Danish authorities to fly this AC back to Barth after Gefr Franz Kraus made an emergency landing in Denmark on 7 October, 1939, during a training flight. Source: Air War over Denmark.
83 Burr, Leonhard 'Leo'Ofw3/13/1913Zirndorf bei Nürnberg1Legion Condor, 7/StG-77, SG-102 as a pilot in CzechoslovakiaJu 87

Spanish Cross

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Radio Operator/Rear Gunner who became a pilot in September 1944. It is not known if he flew any combat missions as a pilot. His one victory was a MiG-3, when he was a rear gunner. His 940 missions were the highest flown by an R/O in StG-77. Flew with 3 outstanding pilots; Otto Schmidt, Ofw. Gschwendtner, Franz Kieslich. Deceased 2 March, 1968 in Bremen.
84 Busch, FranzOfw35/JG-3 (France)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163818 (8/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 August, 1944 at Chartres,; may have died from his wounds the next day. No further detail. One known victory, a B-17 NE of Helmstedt on 29 April, 1944. His 2nd & 3rd, a B-17 (HSS), no location, and a B-17 at Hochtaunus, on 12 May, 1944.
85 Buschmann, FranzMaj9/10/1913Buschhausen812/NJG-1 (6/43), Kdr I/NJG-2 (12/43), Stab IV/NJG-1 (6/43), Kdr IV/NJG-3 (1/44)Ju 88C & R in I/NJG-2, Bf 110G-4 Wk# 710182 "D5 + FF" (lost) & Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710880 "D5 + AF" (lost 6/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27/28 June, 1944; shot down by an enemy night fighter at Bunsbeek, Belgium, 4 km north of Tirlemont, Be.. Buried Lommel, Block 49, Grave 104. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinrich Schmalfeldt, R/O (KIA) and Uffz Heinrich Bode, Gunner, bailed w/wounds. Bailed safely from Wk# 710182 on 29 May, 1944, when one engine caught fire and the crew was forced to bail near Gram Denmark due to his engine set onfire by enemy action. Remaining crew: Fw Josef Geiger also bailed safely, but Ofw Werner Schuldts chute failed to deploy and he was killed. He was buried in the Fovrfelt Cemetery in Esbjerg on 2 June, 1944 (Source: Air War over Denmark). One known victory, a Stirling III EE882 "BU-J" of No.214 Sq.on 22 June, 1943, 30km NW of Vlieland (John Jones). Another, a Halifax 800 km N of Oostjan on 24 June, 1943. A Lancaster and a Halifax on 26 June, 1943. A 5th, a Wellington into the sea on 4 July, 1943. A 6th & 7th, both "4 mots" on 16 May, 1944, no location. An 8th, a "4 mot" on 22 May, 1944, no location.
Paradie Archive Database has Lancaster ND522 shot down by Buschmann 1944-07-22 at 01:39 North of Mando Island

Lommel, Belgium
86 Buschmeier, Franz JosefLt12/8/1919Paderborn9/JG-300 Bf 109G-6 (lost 7/18/44 north of Schweriner See), Bf 109G-14 "Yellow 19" (lost 10/7/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 October, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 19" by Oberrissdorf. Jager Blatt 1/2001. WIA 18 July, 1944 during aerial combat north of the Schweriner See (JG-300 Loss List).
87 Buse, GüntherLt9/KG-55He 111P-2 Werk # 2827 "G1 + AT" or JT, (lost 4/11/41)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 April, 1941 after his ac was sd by a Hurricane of No.151 Sq., piloted by P/O Richard P.Stevens, and crashed at Rothwell, near Kettering, Northamptonshire. Remaining crew: Fw Wilhelm Kanera, Obs (POW, WIA/DOW in captivity, 6/5/42, bur CC/3/2/45); Fw Willi Scheele, R/O (KIA, bur CC/5/10/240); Uffz Kurt Roick, Flt Engr (KIA, bur CC/5/10/239) and Uffz Franz Schober, Gnr (KIA, bur CC/5/10/235) (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
88 Büsen, FranzUffz67/JG-27 (5/43; 6/44 France)Bf 109G (Trop), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441764 "White 4 + I (lost 6/9/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 9 June, 1944 by flak 7km north of Caen. One known Desert victory, a Spitfire flown by P/O Gordon McKay RCAF 5 km east of Korbous on 8 May, 1943. Another, a Baltimore 40 km S of Gaudurra on 24 January, 1944. His 3rd & 4th, both Beaufighters; one 2 km NW of Insel Samos, the other S of Insel Samos, on 9 February, 1944. His 5th, a B-17 in the Zerbst area on 28 May, 1944. His 6th, a B-24 (HSS) SW of Sankt-Pölten on 29 May, 1944.
89 Busolt, FranzHptmII Kü.J.Gr/136 (37 Jever), Stfkpt 1/Kü.J.Gr./136 (38), Stfkpt 4/JG-333 (11/38-3/39)He 51, Bf 109Fighter Operational ClaspKüstenjagdstaffel & Kriegshäfen
90 Cech, Franz Lt1/8/192033 6/JG-3 (5/41; 2/43 S.U.; 9/43 Schiphol; to 2/45), 3/JG-105 (2/45) Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13933 (lost 2/7/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20610 "Yellow 10 + -" (80% dam 9/27/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)
EP (9/13/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(9/27/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 27 September, 1943 in Werk # 20610 after downing a B-17. His AC crashed near Groningen Holland. He is believed to have bailed from his Werk # 13933 on 7 February, 1943 and returned after it crashed at Rowenki for unknown reason. His first known Soviet victory, a Boston on 25 February, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 9 March, 1943. Two LaGG-3s on 22 March, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 25 March, 1943. A LaGG on 10 April, 1943. A LaGG-3 and a Yak-1 on 17 April, 1943. His 8th & 9th, a LaGG-3 and an Il-2 on 19 April, 1943. His 10th, 11th & 12th, a Yak-1, a LaGG-5 and a Boston on 20 April, 1943. A Yak-1 on 27 April, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 29 April, 1943. A Spitfire and two P-39s on 8 May, 1943. Two R-5s on 10 May, 1943. A LaGG on 22 May, 1943. A 22nd, 23rd and 24th Soviet, two LaGG-5s and a Yak-1 on 3 June, 1943. A LaGG-5 on 5 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 19 June, 1943. His 27th to 29th victories, two LaGG-5s and a Yak-1 on 21 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 25 June, 1943. A Yak-1 on 29 June, 1943. One known western victory, his 33rd, a B-17 (HSS) "EO-CP" on 27 September, 1943. The same day as this engagement, his 109 crashed near Groningen Holland. Frost at PilotenBunker says his victories were 60. Bowers/Lednicer, 65 vics. Added: Deceased 3 August, 2005; buried Elstra (LOCS).
91 Charles, Paul Willi FritzFw12/10/1914SchönwaldeStab/Fl.Führ.AtlanticHe 111H-3 Werk # 3297 (lost 6/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 11 June, 1942, in the vicinity of Vannes, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all bur Mont de Huisnes, Vault 1): Fw Wilhelm Günther (geb 3/28/1916, bur Gr 179); Uffz Franz Hofer (geb 1/4/1915, bur Gr 177) and Fw Josef Hrabik (geb 11/23/1911, bur Gr 178). Pilot Fw Charles buried Grave 180 (absa3945).
92 Claas, PaulMaj12/12/1908LindenStfkpt in III/KG-26 (12/40), Kdr IV/KG-100 (10/42), Kdr I/KG-100 (10/42-6/43)He 111H in IV Grp, Do 217 in I Grp, He 111H-11 Werk # 110023 "6N + MH" (lost 6/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 20 June, 1943 over Asowsche Sea (Kaspischen Meer), Russia. After ditching after an anti-shipping mission, Claas and crew took to their life raftsand were captured by the Soviets. Claas was shot onsight for refusing to give up his personal items. Remaining crew (POW): Fw Franz Dittrich, Pilot; Fw Klaus Fritsche, R/O and Ogefr hubert Both, Gnr.. 311 combat missions. DK-G Awards List.
93 Classen, A.Ofw7/KG-53 (8/42) He 111H-6 Werk # 7546 "A1 + NR" (lost 8/5/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 5 August, 1942; sd during a bombing raid on Swansea, probably by a Beaufighter of No. 125 Sq.. The ac crashed into the North Sea. Remaining crew: Maj Walter Brautkuhl, Kdr III/KG-53 & Obs (KIA); Uffz Franz Behrens, R/O (POW, died in captivity, 16 October, 1942 at Camperduin, bur Ysselsteyn CL-2-35); Uffz Werner Wilhelm Christian Issleib, Mech (KIA) and Uffz Karl Worms, Gnr (KIA). The three deceased buried in War Cem.. Marigny France, Blk 5, Row 41: Brautkuhl Gr 2031; Issleib Gr 2029 and Worms Gr 2030. Source: SGLO, VDK & D.Drury. Alternate spelling: Clässen.
Ysselstein, Holland
94 Contzen, FranzUffz8/JG-1Fw 190A-2 Werk # 286 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 7 September, 1942; crashed during a convoy escort 30 km southwest of Lista, cause unknown. Source: SIG Norway. No known grave.
95 Cramon, Friedrich Franz vonLt5Stab I/JG-3 (5/40), Stab/JG-3 (7/41 S.U.)Bf 109E, Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13299 "Yellow <" (lost 8/1/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 August, 1942 after being hit by flak at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 3933. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane northeast of Cambrai, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Defiant on 26 August, 1940, no location. His first known Soviet victory, a P2-2 on 6 July, 1941. An Il-2 on 11 October, 1941. His 5th, an Il-2 on 23 July, 1942. Magnus.
96 Daege, Franz JosefOblt1/26/19102/KG-27 (S.U.)He 111H-6 "1G + HK" (lost 9/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 1 September, 1942; sd by AA fire behind Russian lines near Ibuschensky and no chance for rescue.
97 Dannich, FranzFw8/16/1912Dromsdorf7/KG-2Do 17Z Werk # unk "U5 + FR" (lost 8/13/40)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA (and believed KIA) 13 August, 1940; failed to return from a mission over Eastchurch, cause not reported. Remaining crew (MIA & believed KIA): Fw Kai Schwerdtfeger (geb 7/20/18 Kiel), Obs; Ogefr Erich Nitzsche (geb 9/16/18 Schmiedeberg), R/O and Gefr Alfred Beck (geb 10/1/20), Flt Engr.. Source: Lw Loss Report via Joe Potter. Added: The ac was shot down by fighters and crashed at Birchington, Kent. The entire crew were KIA and buried in CC, Plot 1, Row 11: Dannich in Gr 426, Schwerdtfeger in Gr 424, Nitzsche in Gr 422 and Beck in Gr 420 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
98 Daspelgruber, FranzOblt7/4/1916Austria46 1/JG-3 (5/42 S.U.), 3/JG-3 (12/42), Stfkpt 10/JG-3 (7/43 Med) Bf 109F in 1 Staffel, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18275 (lost 7/12/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/15/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 July, 1943; Aerial combat in Werk # 18275, northwest of Taranto Sicily. Mombeek MIA List. His first known Soviet victory, his 1st victory, a MiG-1 3 km NW of Salananje on 26 May, 1942. His 2nd victory, a LaGG-3 on 21 June, 1942. His 3rd, a LaGG-3 on 22 June, 1942. His 4th & 5th, LaGG-3s on 27 June, 1942. His 10th, a Hurricane on 10 July, 1942. His 15th, an Il-2 on 18 July, 1942. His 18th, a LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. An Il-2 S of Pauching on 20 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 28 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. A U-2 on 14 November, 1942. An Il-2 on 28 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 30 November, 1942. His 27th, a Yak-1 on 1 December, 1942. His 28th & 29th, both Il-2s on 2 December, 1942. A 30th, an Il-2 in the Stalingrad area on 11 December, 1942. An La-5 on 29 December, 1942. His 32nd & 33rd, An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 31 December, 1942. A LaGG-3 and a La-5 on 7 January, 1943. Four LaGG-3s and an Il-2 on 10 January, 1943. Three LaGG-3s on 12 January, 1943.
99 Daublebsky, FranzMajAustriaKGzbV-108 (2/43)Ju 52Transport Operational ClaspHe is Kdt HafenKompanie 2 w/ Austrian AF in Feb 1938. Transfers to the Luftwaffe in March 1938, posted to RLM. Then posted to Fl.Ers.Abt.25. Major on 1 April 1942.
100 Decker, FranzFw167/JG-52 (7/42 S.U.), 8/JG-52 (8/42)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Magnus Report. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 28 July, 1942. Four victories on 6 August, 1942; two Il-2s and two LaGG-3s. An Il-2 and an I-16 Rata on 16 August, 1942. Four victories on 19 August, 1942; two I-16 Ratas, an I-153 and a LaGG-3. Two Yak-1s on 23 August, 1942. Two I-180s and a LaGG-3 on 24 August, 1942. An I-180 on 26 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 27 August, 1942. Magnus Report, 7 victories.

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