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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Herget, WilhelmMaj6/30/1910Stuttgart736/ZG-76 (5/40), 4/NJG-3, 7/NJG-3, 4/NJG-1 (4/42), Kdr I & II/NJG-4 (9/42-12/44), JV-44 (4/45)Bf 110C "3C + ET" in ZG-76, Bf 110G-4 "3C + LB" in I/NJG-4, Do 217 & Ju 88 in NJG-1 & 4, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 710833 (lost 6/14/44, sd after downing a Mosquito, crew OK), Me 262A-1a Wk# 111899

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
POW 2 May, 1945 shot down by US flak during a transit flight in an Fi 156 (Boiten). On 20 December, 1944, he destroyed 8 RAF bombers. Over 700 combat missions. 57 Night and 15 Day victories (1 with an Me 262). One known victory, and perhaps his 1st, a Spitfire on 25 May, 1940 during the French Campaign, no location. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 29 May, 1940, no location. A Hawk-75 SE of Cherbourg on 18 June, 1940. Two Hurricanes near Aldershot on 30 August, 1940. A Spitfire in the Cambridge area on 31 August, 1940. Three Spitfires over England on 1 September, 1940. A Handley-Paige bomber on 4 July, 1941, may have been victory No.25. A Hampden I of RAF No. 49 Sq. at Roly (Namur) the night of 5-6 April, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 35 Sq. at Libin Luxemburg, 10 km SW of St Hubert Belgium, the night of 6-7 May, 1942. A Halifax II of RAF No. 103 Sq. at Hastiere (Namur), 8 km SW of Dinant, Belgium, the night of 28-29 August, 1942. A "4 mot" between Ostende and Brigge on 28 May, 1944. His 73, and last victory, a P-47 on 27 April, 1945. Bowers/Lednicer, 72 victories. Deceased 27 March, 1974.

CourtesyChristian König

Courtesy Christian König

2 Liebherr, HansOfw4/5/1919Stargard Pommern68NJG-3, NJG-1, NJG-4Bf 110 RK(7/27/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
A Gunner with approximately 710 missions, 57 Night and 11 Day victory participations. A longtime comrade of Wilhelm Herget and his R/O. Deceased 13 May, 1968.

L-R Hans Liebher Emil Groß Wilhelm Herget

Courtesy Christian König

3 Wirtz, LudwigLt12/25/1915Cologne3 10/NJG-1, 6/NJG-2, Luft. Beo. Staffel 7 (10/43 Venlo), Luft Beo. Staffel 3 (1/44 Venlo) Bf 110, Fw 190A-4 Werk # 581 "Green 1" (lost 1/8/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/16/44)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 8 January, 1944 at Venlo airfield due to blocking of flying controls after takeoff (Boiten). His Wk# 581 crashed at the Venlo Holland airfield. One known victory, a B-17 20 km SW of Schweinfurt on 14 October, 1943. Added: His two remaining victories are erroneously recorded to a Lt Würtz. Therefore, he is credited with a Lancaster DS817 of RAF No.514 Sq. over Berndroth, near Frankfurt, shared with Hptm Wilhelm Herget. The 2nd, another Lancaster LL630 of RCAF No.426 Sq. over Güls (or Kühl), near Koblenz, both on 20 December, 1943. He is buried in Barth Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, Blk 3, Row 3, Gr 1 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Wurtz & Würtz.
4 Zimmer, WilhelmOgefr16/ZG-76Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Hurricane over England on 1 September, 1940. He was flying with Herget and Jabs this date, each of whom downed three British fighters.

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