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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Abenhausen, WolfOblt3/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 3157 "1H + ML" (lost 9/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 September, 1940 after his ac was hit by AA fire, and then further damaged by several fighters. His ac finally crashed at Dormansland, south of Lingfield, Surrey, where it exploded. Remaining crew (deceased buried CC): Fw Henry Westphalen, Obs (KIA, parachute accident, bur 1/7/242); Fw Heinz Hauswald, R/O (WIA/POW); Uffz Bruno Herms, Flt Engr (KIA, bur 9/7/40) and Gefr Fritz Zahle, Gnr (KIA, also bur 9/7/40). Oblt Abenhausen buried 1/7/242 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Abendhausen.,
Cannock Chase
2 Abitz, HeinzGefr7/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 787486 "Yellow 1 + -" (lost 3/5/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1945; Downed during a strafing mission, area of Naugard. Mombeek MIA List.
3 Abracht, HeinzUffzI/LG-1Ju 88A-4 "38"Bomber Operational ClaspA Balkan Campaign pilot, he crash landed his Ju 88 "38" on 28 March, 1941, at his airfield at Plovdiv-Krumowo Bulgaria on a training mission. Cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown.
4 Achilles, HeinzUffz9/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100401 "S2 + ET" (lost 8/7/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 7 August, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 6139 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
5 Achilles, HeinzUffz6/KG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 006 "V4 + BC" (lost 7/22/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew in the Augusta harbor 22 July, 1943, one other KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
6 Adam, Heinz Günther (Hans?)Lt8/2/1920Herzogswaldau5 2/JG-26 (7/41), 1/JG-26 (12/42) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A "Black 9" (4/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 730 "White 5" (lost 12/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 December, 1942, when he stalled his Wk# 730 trying to land at Drucat. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire south of Cassel on 17 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire into the Channel northwest of Dunkirk on 17 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 3 km northwest of Etaples on 21 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 5 km northeast of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
7 Aehle, Karl HeinzGefr9/JG-52 (Romania?)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 166227 "White 1" (lost 10/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 October, 1944, cause and location not reported.
8 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).
9 Ahle, HeinzOfhrI/KG(J)-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491164 (lost 2/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 February, 1945 near Gmünden, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
10 Ahnert, Heinrich Heinz WilhelmOfw4/29/1915 Ziegelheim bei Altenburg, Thüringen 573/JG-52 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13508 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/23/42)RK(8/23/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1942 after being hit by a Pe 2 rear gunner near Koptewo S.U.. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Ostende on 15 February, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim into the sea off Den Helder, N of Den Helder, on 9 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Blenheim N of Juist on 26 August, 1941. Nos.4 & 5, both Spitfires at Den Helder on 12 September, 1941. Most victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 24 May, 1942. An SB-2 on 25 May, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 27 May, 1942; both in the Izyum area. A Hurricane on 29 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 10 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories.
11 Ahrens, HeinzOfw9/1/1917Penzlin, Krs. Waren9/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5547 "U5 + BT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7/8 March, 1943; believed shot down, during an attack on Southampton, by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by W/C Wood, 30 miles off the Sussex coast. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Siegmund, Observer (MIA); Uffz Heinrich Knapp, R/O (KIA) and Fw Alfons Kurze, Gunner (MIA). Knapps body washed ashore at Ambleteuse, near Boulogne on 27 April, 1943.
12 Ahrens, Karl HeinzLt16/SG-4Fw 190F
EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire in the Giovanni Italy area, 15 December, 1943.
13 Albinus, HeinzOgefr2/11/1922Berlin10/NJG-5Bf 110F-4 (lost 5/16/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 May, 1943; crashed at the Morlaix airfield, cause unknown. Burial Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 9, Row 55, Gr 1370 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
14 Albrecht, FritzFw1(F)/121 (Greece) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 684 (lost 8/26/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 26 August, 1941 when his ac struck an obstacle at or near Athens-Tatoi airfield. Remaining crew: Fw Julius Ernst Gerhardt, Obs (DOW 8/27/41); Uffz Kurt Knuschke, R/O (WIC) and Uffz Heinz Büttner, Gnr (KIC). Two of the deceased are buried in the Ger War Cem. at Dionyssos-Rapendoza, Crypt 3, Row 8 as follows: Fw Gerhardt, Platte 11; Uffz Büttner, Platte 8 (D.Drury).
15 Albrecht, HeinzOfw64/JG-11 (6/44 France), 5/JG-11 (2/45), 1/JG-11 (5/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441167 "White 7" (Dam 6/10/44)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 2 May, 1945, reason unknown, in the area of Neustadt/Gleve. Mombeek MIA List. WIA 10 June, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 in the Amiens area. His 1st & 2nd victories, Il-2s on 17 February, 1945.
16 Albrecht, SiegfriedFw2/17/1917Geroldswalde/E.Prus.5/NJG-3 (Schleswig) Ju 88G-6 Werk # 620815 (or 620818) "D5 + BN" (lost 12/27/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 26/27 December, 1944 when he failed to return from a war flight over the "Bulge", and his Ju 88 crashed at Malonne Belgium, cause not given. Buried Lommel, Block 54/544. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Walter Berger, Uffz Heinz Haake and Uffz Hans Roch. Source: A. Rosseels & D.Drury).
Lommel, Belgium
17 Alewyn, HeinzMajKdr I/KG-4 (1/42 S.U.)He 111HBomber Operational ClaspShot down by ground fire on 10 January, 1942, the crew bailed safely in the area of Staraya Russia, however their subsequent disposition is unknown, although they are thought to have returned safely.
18 Alisch, GerhardFw11/6/1919Landsberg8/KG-3 (7/44 Venlo) He 111H-16 Werk # 161306 "5K + BS" (lost 7/9/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with his entire crew, 9 July, 1944, returning from a V-1 missle launch over England. The ac crashed at Doudeville, Seine-Maritime, France. All are buried in the German War Cem. at Champigny-St. Andre, France. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Witzel, Obs (bur Blk 16. Row 9, Gr 4669); Fw Engelbert Haaren, R/O (Blk 10, Row 8, Gr 561); Uffz Josef Bohlschied, Flt Engr (Blk 16, Row 9, Gr 470) and Uffz Werner Heimann, Gnr (Blk 16, Row 9, Gr 467). Fw Alisch buried Blk 16, Row 9, Gr 468 (D.Drury).
19 Alm, Heinz KarlLt1(F)/122 (Med)Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430162 (lost 5/16/42)Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
WIA with unnamed crew 16 May, 1942; emergency landing at sea after engine trouble, no further detail (Ju 88 Loss List).
20 Alm, Karl HeinzLt6/8/1920 1(F)/122 (Catania Sicily 5/42), Erg/FAGr (1/43), trsfr to Paratroopers (3/45) Ju 88D-5 Werk # 430162 (lost 5/16/42) Wound Badge, Observer Operational Clasp The AC was reported last at sea on 16 May, 1942, however, no cause or crew disposition mentioned. Remaining crew (?): Uffz Heinrich Martens, Obs; Uffz Friedrich Schäfer, R/O and Uffz Josef Fletner, Gunner. Wiki Luft data. Added: Lt Alm shown as injured ditching at sea due to engine trouble, and survived; no word on remaining crew (LOCS). Alternate spelling: Alme.
21 Altendorf, Heinz "Hans"Oblt2/26/1917Oppenheim24 7/JG-53 (4/40 Wiesbaden-Erbenheim), Stfkpt 7/JG-53 (10/40; 5/41 Maldeghem; 6/41 S.U.) Bf 109E-4 Wk# 5372 (dam.10/5/40), Bf 109E-4(11/40), Bf 109F-2(4/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5525 (lost 6/23/41; Emer land Grajewo, pilot OK), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7348 "White 1 + I" (12/16/41)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)

EK 1(5/40) & 2(4/1/40)
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 16 December, 1941; shot down in his Wk# 7348 "White 1 + I" by anti-aircraft fire at Mechili, Libya while attacking a British tank column. Force landed his Werk # 5372 at Cape Griz Nez on 5 October, 1940 after being damaged during combat over England; no injuries reported (Prien). Force landed his F-2 Werk # 5525 at Grajewo S.U., w/o injuries, on 23 June, 1941 (Prien). One known victory, his 1st, a Bloch 152 northeast of Reims, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hawk-75A southwest of Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 10 km south of Creil, 27 May, 1940. His 4th, a Potez 63 at Gournay on 3 June, 1940. His 5th, a Blenheim over England on 8 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire NW of Dungeness on 20 September, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane on 13 May, 1941, no location. An 8th, a Hurricane W of Ramsgate on 16 May, 1941. Survived the war. Magnus.
22 Althaus, HeinzLt12/LG-1 (Africa)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2014 "L1 + BW" (lost 3/12/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 12 March, 1942 near Tobruk, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
23 Amberg, HeinzUffz7/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740163 "G9 + GR" (lost 3/15/44)Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 sd 15 March, 1944 at Grabenstetten by return fire from a Halifax LW 558 of RCAF No 427 Sq., piloted by F/O Harold B. Steeves (KIA). Amberg bailed safely, with injuries. The Halifax was also lost, crashing near Reutlingen, killing entire crew but one, a POW. Remaining Bf 110 crew: Uffz Josef Seiferling, R/O (KIA) and Gefr Kopperberg (bailed safely). Source: Fritz Braun.
24 Amberger, HeinzLt6/20/19151/KGr.z.b.V-108 (11/41-2/43), 1/TGr.20 (2/43), Seetransporstaffel-3 (10/43), Seetransportstf-1 (6/44), Seetransportstf-2 (3/45) Ju 52 (See) Werk # 6940 "DR + WH" (lost 11/2/41) Wound Badge
Transport Operational Clasp
WIA (injured) 2 November, 1941; landing accident at Vikna, near Vikna, on his way from Hommelvik to Bodo, on a non-operational flight, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all WIA): Uffz Wilhelm Steinhauer, R/O; Fw Eduard Gröner, Gunner and Ofw Eric Schulz, Mech. 13 passengers were also injured. Source: SIG Norway.
25 Amelung, Heinz-GüntherMaj4/9/1917Magdeburg56/StG-77, Stfkpt 5/StG-77, Staff IV Flieger CorpsJu 87

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(11/24/41)>

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp w/"300" hanger
320 missions. Deceased 26 December, 1964.

Courtesy Christian König

26 Ammerkampl, HeinzUffzJGr Süd (France)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 12963 (80% dam 1/4/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 4 January, 1943 in an emergency landing at the Avignon-Ost airfield due to engine trouble.
27 Amsberg, Heinz E.A.Fw49/NJG-1, 7/NJG-1 (3/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 740163 "G9 + GR" (lost 3/16/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730222 (dam 2/7/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7/8 February, 1945 at Ostönnen, near Soest, shot down by a Mosquito Of RAF No. 239 Sq., piloted by F/Lt D.A.D. Cather (Boiten). Remaining crew unnamed, one WIA, one KIA (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: Shot down w/wounds the night of 15/16 March, 1944, by Lancaster return fire. He bailed safely, and the ac crashed near Grabenstetten. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Seiferling (KIA) and Gefr Karl Kopperberg (bailed/uninj) (C.König). One known victory, a Stirling 5 km E of Grüssheim on 23 September, 1943. A 2nd, a Lancaster at Schwarmstedt on 9 October, 1943. Added: A 3rd, a "4 mot" near Stuttgart (C. König). Boiten, 4 victories.
28 Andersch, WernerObltStab/KG-4 (5/40 Fassberg) He 111P Werk # Unk "5J + ??"(lost 5/10/40), He 111P Werk # Unk "5J + ??(lost 5/17/40) Bomber Operational Clasp SAFE 17 May, 1940 after his AC crashed at Ellewoutsdijk, shot down by French pilot Sgt Jules Joire. Remaining crew (KIC/buried Ellewoutsdijk): Lt Artur Bliesener, Obs; Uffz Herbert Hirschelmann, R/O and Ogefr Gerhard Förster, Mech. Wings to Victory. Added: Sgt Joire was flying a Curtiss H-75A of GC I/4. The final resting place of the three deceased is at Ysselsteyn, Blk BA, Row 4: Bliesener Gr 93, Hirschelmann Gr 94 and Förster Gr 92 (D.Drury). Added: In an earlier incident on 10 May, 1940, Oblt Andersch escaped injury when his ac was sd by a Dutch fighter at IJsselmonde. Remaining crew (pos unk, all WIA): Fw Paul Schiel, Fw Heinz Romatowsky and Uffz Heinz Wiegand. All were sent to Germany after this incident (DVL Loss List).
Ysselstein, Holland
29 Angermann, HeinzUffzStabsstaffel/StG-1 (6/43)Bf 110G-3 Werk # 5385 "A5 + BB" (lost 6/12/43)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIA 12 June, 1943, crashing at Kriwzowo S.U. after being hit by flak. Remaining crew: Both R/Os, Ofw Heinz Wüstner (MIA)and Uffz Heinz Sudeck(KIA). Jager Blatt 4/2004.
30 Angres, HeinzFhjFw1012/JG-3 (7/44), 15/JG-3 (8/44)Bf 109G, Fw 190DEP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 16 October, 1944. All 10 victories were bombers. Two known victories, his 1st & 2nd, both B-17s (HSS) near Kempten on 18 July, 1944. His 3rd, a B-17 at Daun-Kyllberg area on 15 August, 1944. His 4th, a B-24 SW of Papa on 22 August, 1944. His 5th, a B-24 at Mürzzuschlag on 23 August, 1944. His 6th, a B-17 at Hettstedt on 11 September, 1944. His 7th, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. His 8th, a B-24 SE of Eschwege on 27 September, 1944. His 9th, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 28 September, 1944. His 10th, a B-17 at Artren-Naumburg on 7 October, 1944. Magnus. Alternate spelling: Angers.
31 Anton, Heinz vonOblt1Stffüh 9/StG-2 (8/43 S.U.)Ju 87D-5 Werk # 130822 (lost 9/2/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/23/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (10/14/42), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA with unnamed crew 2 September, 1943 when their ac exploded in mid-air in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 8854 (Ju 87 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 NE of Sassniki on 18 August, 1943. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for more detail.
32 Anton, Karl HeinzLt11/7/1909Instr FFS AB 52 ('42), Instr FFS A 14 (7/43 Klagenfurt), Adj Rammkdo "Elbe" (3/45)Bf 109GFighter Operational Clasp Took part in the Ramm-Attack on American bombers on 7 April, 1945.
33 Antoni, HeinzUffz2(H)/10Fw 189A "VX + NB" (lost 2/13/43)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 13 February, 1943 in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 9955. His Observer, Oblt Hans Kraft, and a remaining unnamed crewmember, also MIA. Obs Loss List
34 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.
35 Arco-Zinneberg, Ferdinand Graf vonFwFi 156C "PV + ZZ" (interned in Sweden)Liason Operational ClaspOne of two Fieselers that defected to Alem Sweden, northeast of Kalmar, on 1 May, 1945. A total of seven Luftwaffe refugees had planned this defection from their base in Latvia, 54 km ENE of Libau, one carrying three persons, the other carrying four. Fisch is believed to be the pilot although not positively identified by the author. The two passengers, most likely pilots also; Fw Mattias Fisch and Ogefr Heinz Casper. Source: B.Widfeldt
36 Arndt, HeinzOfw11(H)/12Bf 109G, Fw 189A
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
37 Arnold, HeinzLt6/12/1920Leipzig4/KG-4 (9/40 Eindhoven) He 111P-4 Werk # 2869 "5J + ?M" (lost 9/10/40) Bomber Operational Clasp His He 111 crashed at Eindhoven-Best Holland, NW of the city center, the night of 9/10 September, 1940, sd by flak, pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Remaining crew: Gefr Albert Nowak, Bomb (KIA) and Gefr Willi Hain, Gnr. Three of the four were killed. A fourth, the R/O, Uffz Kaffarnik, survived with wounds. Added: He returned to Fliegerhorst Eindhoven, 1km from the crashsite, a few hours after the crash (D.Drury). The three deceased are buried at Ysselsteyn, AA/1: Lt Arnold Gr 20; Nowak Gr 21 and Hain Gr 22 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
38 Arnold, HeinzOfw2/12/1919Flöha, bei Chemnitz, Germany497/SG-1, 12/JG-5 (1/44 Herdla), 7/JG-5 (4/44 S.U.), 11/JG-7 (12/44 Larz - 2/45 Parchim)Hs 123 in SG-1, Fw 190A-3 Werk # Unk (Herdla 1/44), Bf 109G, Me 262A-1b Werk # 500491 "Yellow 7" in JG-7
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/26/44)
EK 1(5/18/44) & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold(4/23/44)
KIA 17 April, 1945 when he was shot down (a diff 262) by P-51s during a ground attack near Grossebersdorf in the Thuringer Wald area of Germany. WIA 8 April, 1945 in Fw 190A near Vienna; bailed safely. 42 victories in JG-5, all in the East. His first known Soviet victory, two Boston IIIs on 23 April, 1944. Two Il-2s and a Boston III on 11 May, 1944. A P-40 and two Boston IIIs on 25 May, 1944. Two Yak-9s on 15 June, 1944. Nine victories on 17 June, 1944. Two Yak-9s a P-39 and a Boston on 27 June, 1944. Two P-39s on 15 September, 1944. A P-39 and an Il-2 on 16 September, 1944. Three P-40s on 17 September, 1944. Three Yak-9s on 26 September, 1944. 7 victories in the Me 262; 5 B-17s, a P-51 and a P-47. One of the B-17s and the P-47 were downed in the Genthin area on 3 March, 1945. The P-51 near Wittenberg on 7 March, 1945. Two more P-51s on 18 March, 1945. A B-17 near Zwikau on 19 March, 1945. A B-17 NW of Dresden on 21 March, 1945. A B-17 in the Cottbus area on 22 March, 1945. A B-17 in the Dessau area on 24 March, 1945. "Yellow 7" is on display at the Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Courtesy Christian König

39 Arnold, OttoFw1/Ku.Fl.Gr-106He 115B Werk # 1868 "M2 + BH" (lost 4/18/40)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 18 April, 1940 when he crashed into mountain Storsalen after a mission to Narvik, believed due to icing. Remaining crew: Oblt z.See Heinz Witt (KIC) and Gefr Karl Georg (turned up later in Trondheim) (Flyvrak Norway).
40 Assmuth, AlbertUffz11/7/1915BochumStab IV/KG-27 He 111H-2 Werk # 2799 "1G + AF" (lost 7/8/41) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 8 July, 1941 when his ac was sd by fighters, and crashed into the English Channel. Remaining crew: Uffz Heinz Tessmer, Obs (KIA); Ogefr Max Patry, R/O (POW); Gefr Adolf Blecha, Flt Engr (KIA) and Gefr Walter Silkeit, Gnr (KIA). Each of the deceased is listed by the VDK as "being in a sea grave" and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
41 Auersberg,LtKGr.z.b.V.- 600 Ju 52/3mg5e Werk # 7146 "KD + IM" (lost) Transport Operational Clasp MIA 1 March, 1942 in the Dno-Demjansk area, cause unknown. Remaining crew(MIA): Fw Hans Hendricks, R/O; Ogefr Anton Dwirschnik, Mechanic and Uffz Heinz Ebeling, Gunner. Jager Blatt 6/2004.
42 Augenstein, Hans HeinzHptm7/11/1921Pforzheim Brötzingen in Baden469/NJG-1 (10/43), 7/NJG-1 (2/44), Stfkpt 12/NJG-1 (11/44)Bf 110F, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 730050 "G9 + EZ" (lost 6/16/44), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140078 (most likely 740078) "G9+HZ" (lost 12/7/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 December, 1944 NW of Münster-Handorf by an RAF Long Range Night Fighter flown by Flt Lt Hedgecoe. Another source suggests the G-4 Werk # as 740078. Augenstein and his R/O, Uffz Günther Steins were killed, and the gunner, Uffz Kurt Schmidt, managed to bale out successfully. WIA 16 June, 1944 during aerial combat at Roubaix Be., with Uffz's Schmidt and Steins, also this incident. One known victory, a Wellington 1 km southeast of Ahlhorn on 1 August, 1942. Five known victories were bombers, including two Lancasters by Zwolle on 23 October, 1943. Another, a Halifax at Emmerich on 15 February, 1944. A Halifax 4 km ESE of Maastricht on 28 April, 1944. Added: The only VDK burial match is for Ofw (promoted?) Steins, War Cem. Münster-Waldfriedhof Lauheide in Field G, Grave 3 (D.Drury).

Courtesy Christian König

43 Baack, Heinz GüntherLt9/11/1924Magdeburg114/KG-2Me 410A-1 Werk # 420085 "U5 + HE" (lost 12/20/43) EK 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 19/20 December, 1943; shot down by a Mosquito of RAF No. 488 Sq., piloted by P/O Robinson. He crashed while attempting to land on Boonshill Farm, at Iden Rye, Sussex (Boiten). Buried Cannock Chase, Block 4, Gr 213 (M.Croft). One known victory, a "2 mot" S of Lincoln, northern England, on 4 September, 1943.
Cannock Chase
44 Baader, Karl HeinzLt2/25/1916MunichNAGr-102 (3/43 Jüterbog for trng), 2/NAGr-5Bf 109G-6/U3
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Night Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Hauptmann Heinz Baader (March 25, 1916 - February 18, 1966) was a pilot of aufklärer (scout) who was born and raised in Munich (later he also died there). He was awarded the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on April 26, 1945 as Hauptmann in Nahaufklärungsgruppe 5 (led by Major Hermann Schmidt) for the extraordinary effort he displayed at Cirava (Kurland), although I did not get information about what his business was like. One type of aircraft he had piloted was Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 / U3. Baader was promoted to Oberfeldwebel on January 25, 1943, Leutnant on April 16, 1944, and Hauptmann on April 26, 1945 (together with his gift of the Ritterkreuz). Other medals and awards he received: Flugzeugführerabzeichen; Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse and I.Klasse; Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht III.Klasse; Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42 (1942); Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für Besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg (January 25, 1943); Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold; and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (April 16, 1944)

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45 Baate, RudolfUffz5/NJG-101Bf 110D-2 Werk # 3139 "SE + ZW" (lost 1/12/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 12 January, 1944 at Schömberg; believed to have been sd by another German Night Fighter. His R/O Geff Heinz Lommerzheim also killed.
46 Bach, OttoLt6/18/1919Bochum25Erg/JG-2 (7/41), 12/JG-1 (2/43), 5/JG-1 (7/43), 4/JG-1 (5/44), Stfkpt 7/JG-1 (9/44)Bf 109F in JG-2, Fw 190A-4 & 5 in JG-1, Fw 190A-6 Wk# 530101 "Black 5" (12/43), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 643949 "White 2" (5/44 Störmede, Ger.) in 4/JG-1, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205186 "Yellow 15" (lost 11/26/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp in Gold
KIA 26 November, 1944 during aerial combat in "Yellow 15" with P-51 escorts over the Ruhr area, by Rochau, near Stendal. Buried Stendal Friedhof, Gr 101 (A. Rosseels). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Cherbourg on 10 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim at Cherbourg on 17 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire N of Cape de la Hague on 6 August, 1941. Nos 4 & 5, both Spitfires N of Cape de la Hague on 30 September, 1941. Another, his 6th, a B-17 "Lucy Belle" of 303BG 100 km northwest of Terschelling, flown by 1/Lt Lloyd Driffin on 26 February, 1943. Another, his 7th, was a B-17 # 42-3115 of 95BG flown by Lt J.E. Mc Kinley, on 14 May, 1943. The B-17 crashed on North Beveland Island, near Katz village. All the crew perished. His 8th, a B-17 1 km SW of Metternich on 12 August, 1943. His 10th, a B-17 at Dollart, SW of Emden on 11 December, 1943. His 11th, a B-17 S of Delmenhorst on 6 March, 1944. His 13th, a B-17 north of Braunschweig on 11 April, 1944 (Perry Claims). His 15th, a B-17 NE of Berlin on 24 May, 1944. Known to have flown Fw 190A-7 Wk# 643948 "Black 2" (4/44) in 5/JG-1 also. Another A-7, Werk # 643949 "White 2" in 4/JG-1

Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine: 8 from L - Obfw. Bach

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47 Bachmann, HeinzGefr3/JG-300 (1/45) Bf 109G-10D (lost 1/13/45 at Quedlinburg) Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported KIA, 13 January, 1945, no further detail (
48 Bachmann, HeinzOfw4/NJG-4Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710891 "3C + HM" (lost 12/23/44)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA the night of 23/24 December, 1944, Bachmann and crew failing to return from a mission over the western front. (Ardennes) Jager Blatt 3/2003. Remaining crew (MIA): R/O Uffz Wilhelm Schröder and Engr Ofw Georg Ertl (Lost Aircraft Report).
49 Backeberg, HeinzUffz9/21/19205/JG-26 (5/43)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 0677 "Black 30" (lost 5/14/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 14 May, 1943 in his "Black 30" by B-17 return fire E of Ghent. His A-4 crahed at the Scheldemonding, Holland. Buried Bourdon, France (J. Geensen). Persuaded the II Group Tech. Offz. to try mounting a 250 lb. bomb to the underside of his AC to drop on enemy bombers. He was still tinkering with his idea when he was KIA. His death ended the experiment.
50 Bäcker, WalterOfw12/JG-301 (joins 9/44 @ Alperstedt)Fw 190A-8 Werk # 682005 "Black 9" (lost 12/5/44)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 December, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 over Prenzlau by Settin. Mombeek.

Heinz Werick, Heinrich Dorr and Walter Backer

JG301 Shown L-R: Straub, Egon - Schrack Franz - Michaelis Rudolf - Fw Dörr, Heinrich - Dürr, Hermann - Scheller, Walter - Greiner, Willi - Prawitz- Wissmann,
Front: Warnecke, Heinz - Dederichs, Gerhard - Bäcker, Walter

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51 Backhaus, Karl HeinzUffzI/KG-76 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2473 "F1 + LT" (lost 6/10/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at the Sousse harbor 10 June, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
52 Bader, HeinzGefr14/JG-300 Bf 109G-14 (lost 4/16/45 at Plattling) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 16 April, 1945 near Plattling. Jager Blatt mention.
53 Baensch, Karl HeinzLt5/JG-2 (12/42-9/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190AFighter Operational Clasp
54 Bahms, HeinzUffz5/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13427 (90% dam 3/25/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash at Makejewka on 25 March, 1943 due to engine damage.
55 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

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56 Bahrmann, HansOfhr5(Erg)/FAGr. (6/44)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430061 "F2 + EN" (lost 6/6/44)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew, 6 June, 1944 when they crashed into the Baltic Sea, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Gefr Christoph Kibelka, Uffz Heinz Brachwitz and Gefr Karl Stöckner (C.König).
57 Baier, ErnstUffz1/26/1922Giengen7/KG-53He 111H-16 Werk # 161767 (lost 11/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspSource:, Luftwaffe losses in Czechoslovakia via P.Krejci & P.Bartosik. Pilot reported killed, Pradedem, 11/30/43. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Heinz Winkler, Gefr Gottfried Michel, Ogefr Paul Mlosch and Ogefr Günther Harbig. Ground crew: Ogefr Karl Vanek, Fw Adolf Steiner and Gefr Walter Eichhof. Added: Correct crash location is Zubri, Cz. Rep (Zubern in German). Known burials: Uffz Baier, the War Cem. at Giengen an der Brenz, Germany, Field N, Row III, Gr 39. Ogefr Vanek buried in Vienna Austria, Wien Zentralfriehof, Gruppe 97, Blk 5, Row 12, Gr 91. Ogefr Harbig's body was not recovered by the VDK, and is remembered in the War Cem. at Nadolice Wielkie, Poland (D.Drury).
58 Bake, HeinzUffz114/JG-3 (1/45 Gütersloh) Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8/R2 Werk # 682820 "Black 3" (lost 1/14/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bake's A-8 was reported to have crashed at Ruurlo Holland on 14 January, 1945, cause and pilot disposition unknown (DeSwart). One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 at Lüttich on 24 December, 1944. Added: Uffz Bake bailed with wounds after combat; his ac crashed at Batsdijk Ruurlo (SGLO).
59 Ballerstädt, Siegfried "Siggi"Uffz9/18/1923JG-103 Parow, 9/JG-5 (joins 9/44; 1/45 Herdla)Fw 190A Werk # Unk (lost 1/10/45), Fw 190A-3 Werk # Unk "White 4" "Annemarie" (later his wife)Class "C" Glider Badge, Fighter Operational ClaspHe nearly drowned 10 January, 1945, when he overshot the plank runway at Herdla and sank into the sea. He was trapped, however, Uffz's Walter Opitz and Heinz Orlowski came to his rescue. A French POW until 1947, he worked to clear mines near Fortress Gironde, near Bordeaux. Deceased 3 March, 2007 (C.König 1/2023).

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60 Baltes, SiegfriedLt12/14/19196/KG-26 (9/40 Gilze-Rijen)He 111H-4 Werk # 3318 "1H + FP" (lost 9/5/40)Bomber Operational ClaspHis He 111 crashed at Gilze Holland (Nieuwstraat) on 5 September, 1940, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown. (DeSwart). Added: Their AC crashed and burned on takeoff from the Gilze-Rijen airfield, killing the entire crew, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all buried Ysselsteyn): Lt Gottfried Pottgüter, Obs (bur AZ/3/51); Gefr Karl Heinz Graunke, R/O (bur AZ/2/50) and Fw Erich Pfretzschner, Flt Engr (bur AZ/4/52). Lt.Baltes buried AZ/2/49 (D.Drury).
Ysselstein, Holland
61 Bamberg, Karl HeinzUffz22/JG-302 (Götzendorf)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441922 "Red 14" (lost 7/7/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 July, 1944; sd at Polianka CZ. by a P-51 of 318FS. One known victory, his 1st, a B-24 (HSS) at Sopron on 26 June, 1944. His 2nd, same day, another B-24 at Raab.
62 Bandow, HeinzUffz4/3/19224/KG-66Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3550 Z6 + GP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIFA 15 April, 1944; Ground contact during a practice flight. Remaining crew (KIFA): Fw Hans Trummeter, geb 11/29/1919, Obs; Uffz Adolf Kohnhorst, geb 3/12/1920, R/O and Ogefr Hans Mutter, geb 3/14/1917, Gunner. Source: B.Bines.
63 Banke, HeinzMajStfkpt 5(F)/122 (11/40-3/41)Do 17P, Ju 88AObserver Operational ClaspWiki Luft data.
64 Bänsch, Karl HeinzLt105/JG-2 (France)Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20778 (lost 9/17/43)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 17 September, 1943 near St Quentin, no cause reported. His victory count may be higher. Magnus Report.
65 Bär, HansHptm12Kdr II/NJG-5 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 6370 (lost 12/20/43) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 20 December, 1943; crashed near Spornitz due to engine trouble. Bf 110 Loss List. I did not find his victories, unless I overlooked them as belonging to Oskar Heinz Bär. Alternate spelling: Bäre.
66 Bär, Oskar Heinrich 'Heinz' or 'Pritzl'Obstlt3/25/1913Sommerfeld bei Leipzig2211/JG-51 (9/40 St Ingelvert), Stafkpt 12/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr I/JG-77, Kdr JGr-Süd, II/JG-1 (4/44), Kdr JG-3 (1/45), III/EJG-2, Kdr EpKdo 162, JV-44Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3714 "White 13" (crashed into Channel 9/2/40, pilot rescued), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6663 "White 7" (4/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8318 "Brown 1" (8/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7555 (5/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk#13376 "<< +" (Italy 42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18591 (20% dam; Bär injured when rammed by a landing ac), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 172689 "Red 23", Fw 190A-8/R2, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205241 (9/44), Me 262C-1 "V186" w III/EJG-2, He 162

Deutsche Kreuz -Gold (6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
21 Bombers. His 200th victory was a B-24 Ser. # 41-29273 "Flak Magnet" of 458BG, 753BS, downed 22 April, 1944 (Abschussmeldung on file) at Hoetmar Germany, flown by 1/Lt Geo. N. Spaven Jr. (KIA). Germanys 9th ranked fighter Ace. 1000 combat missions. EL 8/14/41. Historys first Jet Ace! 16 victories in the Me 262. 10 victories in the Desert, Kdr I/JG-77. He was shot down 18 times. His 100th victory, an I-16 Rata on 19 May, 1942, the same day he downed five; three additional I-16s and an R-5. His 200th victory, a B-24 in the Ahlen area on 22 April, 1944 in his A-7 "Red 23". One of his last victories, a P-47 in the Bad Aibling area on 28 April, 1945, and a Mosquito, next day, same area, serving in JV-44. Began as Fw in JG-51 in Bf 109E Werk # 3714 "White 13" & E # 6663 "White 7". Also, Kdr I/JG-77 in May 1942. Served in JG-3 also. Fw 190A carried Werk # 172689 of II/JG-1. Also known to have flown Fw 190A-7 Werk # 431007 "Red 13" in II/JG-1. Flew an Me 262A-1a Wk#110559 "Red 13" also, in April, 1945. 16 Me 262 victories. Often out of Görings favor, he coined the phrase, "In my crate, I'm the commander". Killed in a light plane crash in Brunswick in 1957.

Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine. L-R: Oblt. von Kirchmayr - Oblt. Burath - Unknown - Lt. Schwarz - Lt. Wegner - Lt. Deppe - Lt. Terborg - Obfw. Bach - Obfw. Schuhmacher - Obfw. Niederreicholz - Fw. Sauer - Fw. Fuchs - Uffz. Zinkl. Alternate spelling: Bäre.

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67 Baranowski, EwaldFw5/KG-51 Ju 88A-5 Werk # 3034 "V4 + MN" (lost 6/7/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew 7 June, 1941; failed to return from an operation to Loch Ewe, counties Ross and Cromarty, cause unknown. Believed to have crashed in the English Channel. Remaining crew: Ofw Heinz Thimm, Obs; Ofw Paul Schwamm, R/O and Gefr Heinz Kranke, Gnr (D.Drury).
68 Bargenda, HeinzLt7/28/19144(F)/121Ju 88D-1 Werk # 1229 "7A + KM" (lost 9/14/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with his entire crew on 14 September, 1941 in an undisclosed location in Russia, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Lt Karl Büscher, Obs; Uffz F.Jonscher, R/O and Gefr H.Clemens, Gnr. Lt Bargenda is listed in one source as a casualty from 4/KG-51 (D.Drury).
69 Bargstädt, Karl HeinzFw5/25/1919Neubrandenburg3/KG-51Me 410A-1/U2 Werk # 420299 "9K + HL" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 14 April, 1944; crashed at Vitry en Artois either to or from a London Raid. His R/O, Fw Joachim Lenhardt, geb 1/21/1920 Borsdorf, was also KIA. Source: Brian Bines. Alternate spelling: Burgstädt
70 Barheide, HeinzOfwFi 156C (interned in Sweden) or the accompanying Junkers W34 "DS + CA"Liason Operational ClaspOne of five Fieselers who strayed into Swedish air space due to fog on 8 April, 1945 off the coast of southern Sweden at Skillinge. The Germans were signalled to land by Swedish fighter, and did so, landing at Akesholm, northwest of Ystad. Barheide is believed to be the pilot, although not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
71 Barion, Karl HeinzUffz45/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681346 "White 7" (dam 10/7/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash landing at Abbenroda on 7 October, 1944 after combat. One known victory, a B-17 S of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944, where he was WIA in the encounter. A 2nd & 3rd, a B-24 50 km SE of Kassel, and a B-24 at Bad Hersfeld, on 27 September, 1944. A 4th, a B-17 in the Artern area, W of Leipzig, on 7 October, 1944.
72 Barisich, HeinzUffz14/JG-3Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 in the Wetzlar area on 12 May, 1944.
73 Bartels, GerhardObltTransportstaffel, Fl.Fhr.Nord (West)Ju 52/3mg14e Werk # 640185 (lost)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 18 November, 1943; shot down on a flight between Stavanger and Vaernes by a Mosquito VI "HP858/K" of RAF No.333 Sq., piloted by F/Sgt Andreas H. Wyller and Navigator Baard K. Benjaminsen. Remaining crew: Fw Heinz Bruckel, Co-pilot (KIA); Fw Bernhard Klein, R/O (KIA); Uffz Wilhelm Heuben, Mech (KIA); Uffz Hans Zittlau, Gunner (KIA) and passenger, Ofw Robert Kückler. Source: SIG Norway.
74 Bartels, Heinrich 'Heinz'Ofw7/13/1918Linz, Donau, Austria99JG-26, JG-1, 8/JG-5 (11/42 Finland), 4/JG-27 (6/43), 11/JG-27 (11/43-4/44 Balkans), 15/JG-27 (12/44)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13169 "Blk 13" w/JG-5, Bf 109G-6/R6/Trop Wk# 27169 "Red 13" (Kalamaki, Greece Autm '43) w/JG-27, Bf 109G-10 Wk#130359 "Yel 13 +~" (lost 12/23/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/28/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
KIA 23 December, 1944 in his G-10, "Yellow 13" over Bonn, shortly after his last victory, a P-47 on Rolf Brands tail, on this same date. It is thought that Col. David Schilling C.O. of the 56FG was the victor on this date. His body was found on 26 Jan., 1968 near Villip (Bad Godesberg), the parachute intact, in the AC! 500 missions, 42 victories in the West, 2 heavy bombers. His 1st, a Spitfire near Gravelines on 19 August, 1941. Among his known Soviet victories, two I-61s N of Murmansk on 29 July, 1942. A Soviet triple, all Hurricanes, on 10 August, 1942. Four Hurricanes and an I-61 near Murmansk on 22 September, 1942. Another Soviet triple, a P-39 and two P-40s on 23 March, 1943. He scored a triple victory (3 British fighters, Nos. 75, 76 & 77) on 23 April, 1944 SW of Cilli, in the Balkans. His 80th, a P-51 N of Waldkraiburg on 24 April, 1944. Victories 90 & 91, both P-47s in the Dives-sur-Mer area on 16 June, 1944. His 92nd & 93rd, a Spitfire and a P-51 NW of Caen on 22 June, 1944. His 95th, a P-51 SW of Flers on 24 June, 1944. A P-51 NW of Achmer on 8 December, 1944. He was nominated for the EL.
His aircraft and his remains were found near Bad Godesberg 26 Jan 1968 (Youngs)

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75 Bartels, HeinzUffz2/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 (Malta)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140201 "7T + HK" (lost 6/6/42)Observer Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew over Malta 6 June, 1942; sd by Spitfires of No. 249 Sq. (Ju 88 Loss List).
76 Bartels, Heinz WilliamOfhr3Erg/JG-26, 11/JG-26 (8/44)Bf 109G-14, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210927 "Yellow 18" (lost 3/7/45)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 7 March, 1945 during aerial combat in "Yellow 18" with a Tempest near Gildehaus, NW of Bentheim. Two victories while serving in Erg., the 3rd, a Spitfire at Arnhem on 25 September, 1944, in 11 Staffel.
77 Bartels, KarlObltNAGr-2 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-4 Werk # 19515 (lost 8/15/43)Wound Badge
Night Observer Operational Clasp
WIA 15 August, 1943 by enemy fire in map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 5173. This may be Oblt Karl Heinz Bartels, later in JG-77.
78 Bartels, Karl HeinzOblt6/6/1921Mannheim3/JG-77 (1/45 Dortmund) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 511893 "Yellow 1" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp MIA 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte in the Antwerp area. No known grave. Source: A. Rosseels.
79 Bartels, Karl HeinzUffz6/18/1917Hamburg6/KG-26 He 111H-3 Werk # 3258 "1H + HP" (lost 9/7/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA the night of 6/7 September, 1940, failed to return from a mission over England, believed to be near the coast of County Durham. Remaining crew (all KIA, bur German War Cemetery Werl-Waldfriedhof, Germany): Uffz Karl Heinz Bartels, Gr 2; Fw Gerhard Markuse, Gr 4; Gefr Josef Maier, Gr 6 and Uffz Franz Schweizer, Gr 5. Ofw Staffeldt bur Gr 3 (D.Drury).
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
On 07 September 1940 at 03:15 minutes a Heinkel He 111 H-3 of 6./KG 26 crashed near Küstelberg in Sauerland. Küstelberg is today part of 59964 Medebach. The crew: Uffz Karl-Heinz Bartels, pilot, b. 18.06.1917 in Hamburg Oberfeldwebel Heinrich "Hans" Staffeldt, observer, born March 12, 1914 in Genskow Fw Gerhard Markuse, radio operator, b. 26.07.1920 in Königsberg Gefr Josef Maier, board mechanic, born. 22.10.1910 in Cologne Uffz Franz Schweizer, gunner, b. 27.05.1918 in Ochsenhausen The crew was buried on September 11, 1940 at the Forest Cemetery in Werl with all military honors. (source Luftwaffe Forum)
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
Chronik des Berufssoldaten Heinrich Staffeldt
80 Barth, HeinzOblt37/JG-53 (3/43 Med)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 15522 "Yellow 6 + I" (lost 7/12/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 July, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire near Comiso. Unconfirmed Desert victory over a Kittyhawk 7 km northwest of Cap Bon on 8 March, 1943. His 2nd victory, confirmed as his 1st, a P-38 40 km northwest of Marettimo on 6 May, 1943. His 2nd confirmed victory, a P-40 on 8 May, 1943. His 3rd (or 4th) victory (also unlisted), in the Sicilian campaign, a P-39 Aircobra 30 km northeast of Pantellaria on 13 June, 1943. His 3rd (or 5th), a P-38F 6 km southeast of Sciacca on 15 June, 1943. Magnus carries all 5 victories as confirmed.
81 Barthel, FritzFwEinsatz Gr. Ju 88Do 17 Werk # 2173 (lost 6/9/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 9 June, 1943 over Yugoslavia, no cause reported. Also KIA, Uffz Heinz Rennecke. The pilot choice was made by me, as the pilot was not identified in the report. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.
82 Barthel, HeinzUffzFl.ü.G.-1Ju 87 Werk # 2569 (70% dam 4/13/44)Pilot BadgeKIC with his unnamed R/O 13 April, 1944 northeast of Neusalz attempting an emergency landing due to a technical failure during a delivery flight.
83 Barthel, HeinzLt6 2/JG-52 (10/39), Stab I/JG-52 (9/40 Channel) Bf 109E-1 Werk# 3335 "Red 1" (10/39 Bonn-Hangelar), Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3181 (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 15 September, 1940; aerial combat in Bf 109E-4, Wk# 3181. Wk# 3335 "Red 1", was appropriately named since Berthel scored JG-52s 1st Victory, 6 Oct., 1939, over a LeO-451, a French Reconnaissance bomber, 9 km south of Wachendorf. 2 Staffel later changed color to "Black". Nos.2 & 3, both Hurricanes near Kenley on 31 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane at Sittingbourne on 1 September, 1940. His 5th, a Hurricane over England on 5 September, 1940. His 6th, a Spitfire at Faversham on 7 September, 1940. Alternate spelling: Berthel.
84 Bastam, Karl Heinz5JG-2Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His victory count may be higher. Magnus Report.
85 Bastian, HeinzFw7/25/1922Strausberg111/JG-3 (2/45 Reich Def Ost) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332503 (lost 2/19/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 19 February, 1945 shortly after this victory, cause unknown, location not reported. His first victory, a P-39 on 19 February, 1945.
86 Bätke, HeinzUffz5/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4189 "V4 + BN" (lost 6/28/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with unnamed crew 28 June, 1941, cause unknown.
87 Bauch, Karl HeinzGefr2/JG-1 (1/45 Twente) Fw 190A-8 Werk# 960709 "Black 9" (lost 1/1/45) Fighter Operational Clasp POW 1 January, 1945; a flak victim after attacking Maldegem, bailed safely, his AC at Stadse Dijk near Willemstad Holland on the return to base, during Operation Bodenplatte.
88 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.
89 Bauer, GerhardFw4 12/JG-54, 10/JG-54 (7/44S.U.), 13/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172678 "White 13" (lost 9/21/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 21 September, 1944 west of Almelo, Kast Ampsen, crashing on Ampenseweg 24 at Lochem-Ampsen. His first known victory, a Yak-9 on 9 July, 1944, an Uffz at the time. A 2nd, a Pe-2 on 16 July, 1944. A 3rd, a Yak-9 on 21 July, 1944. A 4th, an La-5 on 5 September, 1944. This Wk# may be incorrect, as it is attributed to a Lt Heinz Sossner, 10/JG-54, KIA earlier in July 1944 W of Lublin. Added: Buried Yssel Y-11-254 SGLO).
90 Bauer, HansUnk4JG-77 vet, 16/EJG-2 Bf 109G-6 Werk # Unk (lost 5/9/45) EK 2, Fighter Operational Clasp The veteran pilot ended the war by making a smooth belly landing at Vetrini Cz. on 9 May, 1945, with his friend Heinz Sievers. Bauer joined the Luftwaffe in 1941, served mostly as wingman for others, was sd twice and had four victories. Those last days in WWII he was sent to Olomouc to defend Moravian Ostrava. He and Heinz Sievers are said to be the last two Luftwaffe fighters of WWII (F.Braun).
91 Bauer, KurtFw7/ZG-1Ju 88C-6 Werk # Unk (lost 3/10/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspMIA 10 March, 1944, when escorting the Japanese submarine I-29, he was attacked by Mosquitos of No.248 Sq., one piloted by S/Ldr Anthony D.Phillips, DSO, DFC, who sd the Ju 88 which crashed into the sea off Cabo de Penas, Asturias, Spain. Remaining crew: Uffz Karl Heinz Tomke, Obs (MIA) and Fw Josef Mrochen, R/O (KIA, bur Cuacos de Yuste, Row 6, Gr 114). Source: D.Drury.
92 Baum, HeinzFw292/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109 F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13676 "Black 8" (lost 12/12/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 12 December, 1942 during aerial combat with a Pe-2 at Map Quad 3917. Magnus. His first known victory, two Pe-2s on 2 September, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 3 September, 1942. A Yak-1 on 4 September, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 5 September, 1942. An Il-2 on 2 October, 1942. A Yak-1 on 3 October, 1942. His 9th & 10th, both LaGG-3s on 8 October, 1942. His 13th, an unnamed Soviet AC on 16 October, 1942. An Il-2 on 18 October, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 25 October, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 2 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 5 November, 1942. An I-180 and two MiG-1s on 8 November, 1942. Two MiG-3s on 13 November, 1942. A MiG-1 on 16 November, 1942. Two Il-2s on 21 November, 1942. Three Il-2s and two LaGG-3s on 28 November, 1942. A Boston III on 1 December, 1942.
93 Baumann, HeinzUffz13(Z)/JG-5Bf 110F-2 (Trop) Werk # 4579 (20% damaged)Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
WIA 29 April, 1943; engine trouble after battle with a Soviet P-39 at Havneset. His R/O, Uffz Richard Blickle, was also wounded. Source: SIG Norway.
94 Baumann, Karl HeinzOgefr8/KG-4He 111HEP (12/22/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp in Silver
Documents found online

Signed by Generaloberst Bruno Loerzer, for his 100 mission in the 8th squadron from Kampfgeschwader General Wever 4
95 Baumert, HeinzOblt11/25/1915Unk Aufkl.Gr.(10/44), 2/NAGr.-14 (2/45 Hungary)Ju 188, Me 410, Bf 109G-8 Werk # Unk "Blk 5F + 3" (lost 2/7/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/1/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (1/25/43), Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 7 February, 1945 3 km NW of Küngos, Hungary due to involuntary ground contact. LOCS & DK-G Awards List.
96 Bausch, HeinzUffz5/JG-5, 6/JG-5 (S.U.)Bf 109E-7 Werk# 5975 "Yellow 4 + -" (lost 5/10/42)Fighter Operational ClaspPOW 10 May, 1942; Aerial combat, Ura-Guba (Urabucht). This AC was found in 1993. Source: R.Rautio & M.Krajci.
97 Bäz, HeinzUffz2/NAGr-1 Bf 109G-6 most likely (lost 11/18/44) Observer Operational Clasp Pilot reported lost 18 November, 1944 near Würzburg (C.König). Alternate spelling: Bäze.
98 Beaulieu Marconny, Karl Heinz v.UffzJG-105, 1/NAGr-8 (Mackwitz/Pommern), Stab/NAGr-3 (3/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441454 (70% dam 3/9/45), Bf 109G-6 "White ?"(lost)Observer Operational ClaspMIA after 9 March, 1945 in the Arnswalde area, along with his flight leader, Oblt Werner Crede (or Gede), on a Tactical Observation mission in the Stargard area. It was later learned that he was captured at Salzwebel, becoming a Russian POW, dying in captivity in Siberia. Jager Blatt article 4/2000. His Werk # 441454 made a crash landing NW of Mackfitz, cause not reported, pilot OK (Bf 109 Loss List).
99 Beaulin-Macenny, Karl HeinzUffzStab/NAGr-3Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441454 (damaged)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
Injured in a belly landing NW of Mackwitz on 9 February, 1945. Another source claims he lost a leg after being shot while hanging in his chute. Jager Blatt 4/2003.
100 Becher, HeinzLt11/6/1920Chemnitz2/LLG-2 (6/42), 6/LLG-2 (7/42), 4/Schleppgruppe-2 (11/43), 3/Schleppgruppe-2 (1/44), 11 Fallschirm Div (45)DFS 230 in LLG-2, Ju 52 EK 2(3/6/43)
Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp in Bronze
Glider Pilot.

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