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1 Hiller, ArthurOfw10. SeenotstaffelDo 24T-3 Werk # 0094 "DJ + ZT" (lost)Air-Sea Rescue Operational ClaspMIA 5 June, 1943; landing accident southeast of Rybatchij during the rescue of a JG-5 pilot. Remaining crew (all MIA): Lt Helmut Dix, Observer; Uffz Georg Wassermann, R/O; Ofw Otto Kellner, Gunner; Ofw Fritz Schröder, Mech and Uffz Gerhard Richert, 2nd Mech. Source: SIG Norway.
2 Kellner-Steinmetz, JosefObltc 19131 Stfkpt 3/JGr-102 (9/39) (later redesig 3/ZG-2) Bf 109D in 39, Bf 110 EK 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
KIA 6 November, 1939 during a skirmish with French Hawk 75s while patrolling the River Saar. One known victory, his 1st, a P-23 2 km southeast of Strzoikow, 3 September, 1939.
3 Kellner, AntonUffz1/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 1475 "S2 + DH" (lost 8/4/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. MIA with unnamed crew 4 August, 1943 after making an emergency landing in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 6852 due to enemy fire. Ju 87 Loss List
4 Kellner, FranzFw10/26/191912(H)/12 (43), 3/NAGr-13 (12/44)Hs 126B-1, Me 109G-6 (lost 12/23/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. KIA 23 December, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters at Puderbach, buried Rösrath.
5 Kellner, Friedrich "Fritz"Oblt2 7/JG-2 (2/41), 8/JG-2 (12/41-11/42) Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8108 (lost 12/15/41), Fw 190A-3 Werk # 0435 (lost 11/18/42)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash 15 December, 1941 due to engine failure; force landed 3 km east of the Theville airfield. Injured 18 November, 1942 after aerial combat with a B-17, 20 km northwest of Pontivy, near Leelen (Brittany). Bailed successfully; this may have been the cause of the injury, since the report does not say he was wounded. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire in the Armentieres area on 2 July, 1941. A 2nd, a Spitfire on 8 July, 1941, no location.
6 Kellner, HansMajStfkpt 1(F)/122 date unk)Ju 88A & DObserver Operational ClaspWiki Luft data.
7 Kellner, HorstFw14/SG-4Fw 190A EK 2
Assault Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire near the Aquino Italy airfield, 14 December, 1943.
8 Kellner, JakobOfw9/SKG-10 (4/43), III/SG-4 (6/44 Chartres Fr.) Ju 87, Fw 190A-5 Werk # 2699 (95% dam 4/43), Fw 190A-7 in III/SG-4 Nominated for the RK

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp w/Pendant
Uninjured in a crash 14 April, 1943 when he overturned on takeoff at Biserta. About 500 missions. He is known to have flown over the Normandy Invasion Front on 12 June, 1944 (Militaryaviationhistory#Luftwaffe#DDay).
9 Kellner, JosefOgefr15(Sturm)/JG-3Fw 190A-8/R2Fighter Operational ClaspMIA __ March, 1945; Unknown reason, area of Stettin. Mombeek MIA List.
10 Kircher, HeinzUffzStab II/KG-76 (Channel) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4199 "F1 + CC" (lost 4/10/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew 10 April, 1941 after being shot down by F/L Lawton of No 604 Sq., location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). The crash location was Kings Walden, Herfordshire. Remaining crew (POW): Uffz Hans Kellner, R/O; Fw Fritz Stahn, Gnr and Gefr Willibald Vogt, Flt Engr. Uffz Kircher was also taken prisoner. The referenced RAF Pilot was F/Lt Philip Charles Fenner Lawton (D.Drury).
11 Rogge, PaulUffzSAGr-126Ar 196A-3 Werk # 100430 (lost 11/18/43)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 18 November, 1943 over Yugoslavia, no cause reported. Also KIA, his Observer, Lt Frederich Kellner. Pilot not identified. Source: Yugo crashes-Shrani.

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