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The Kracker Luftwaffe Archive: Axis Powers Pilots and Crew

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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Babenz, Emil Wilhelm ReinholdFhjOfw1/1/1919Bolschwitz243/JG-26 (4/41), 11/JG-26 (Hi Altitude, 11/42), 1/JG-53 (3/43), 2/JG-26Bf 109F & G in 11/JG-26, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 470046 "Black 1" (lost 4/8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (10/15/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8 April, 1944 in his "Black 1" in the same action as Willius, by P-47s of the American 355th FG. He crashed at Bentheim. Buried Lingen Neurfriedhof, Grave 7 (Rosseels). 335 missions. One known victory, His 1st, a Beaufort into the Channel, N of Brest, 17 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire west of Lille on 28 June, 1941: (P8346 Józef Bondar 303 Sqd Polish). His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km NW of Gravelines on 11 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire 3 km SW of Insel Goeree on 12 August, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire SE of Dunkirk on 21 August, 1941. Another, a P-38 20 km west of Mateur on 28 November, 1942. His 20th, a Spitfire NE of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Another, his 23rd, while in 3/JG-53, a P-38 10 km northwest of Bizerta on 22 March, 1943. Fhj-Ofw = Fahnenjunker-Sr. Officer Candidate

Courtesy Christian König - via SLO Drenthe

Courtesy Christian König

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