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1 Maisch, KarlOfw264/NJG-3 (9/42), 11/NJG-5 (6/43), 2/NJG-100 (9/43)Bf 110
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold
EP


EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Two known victories, perhaps his 1st & 2nd, both Wellingtons on 21 September, 1942. Two Lancasters into the sea on 17 January, 1943. Two more victories, a Lanc and a Stirling into the sea on 3 March, 1943. Another, a Wellington into the sea on 9 March, 1943. Another, a Whitley southwest of St. Meine on 11 June, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 8 km N of Yassinovka on 20 July, 1943. A DB-3 at Saporotnya on the night of 18-19 September, 1943. Two Wellingtons on 21 September, 1943. An R-5 N of Neu-Augustinowka on the night of 3-4 October, 1943. A Wellington 10 km NW of Alexandrowo (Balkans) on 7 May, 1944. A Wellington 10 km SW of Som Hungary on 12 June, 1944. A Lancaster NW of Lom (Balkans/Danube) on 10 August, 1944. A Soviet PS-84 the night of 14-15 September, 1944. Four Soviet DB-3s the night of 7-8 October, 1944. Two B-24s 30 km NE of Tarnow on 16 October, 1944. Two Li-2s S of Poprat the night of 23-24 October, 1944. Magnus; victory count may be 28.
2 Abel, Friedrich Wilhelm August 'Fritz'Hptm.11/28/1919Wintenberg, WestfallenErg/JGr-2(7/40), 9/KG-3 (1/41), redesig 4/KG-3(11/43), Stfkpt 5/KG(J)-51 (2/45, 3/45 Essen-Mühlheim)Do 17 "5K + MT" in KG-3, Ju 88 in KG-3, Me 262A-2a Werk # 110553 "9K + EN" (lost 3/2/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold (9/9/42)
EP (9/14/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp w/Pendant (8/25/41)
WIA by flak over England 18 January, 1941 along with his Observer, Uffz Karl Zunk in his Do 17. Wounded a second time by Russian flak on 16 November, 1941 along with his Observer, Fw August Benkle in "5K + MT". MIA 2 March, 1945; shot down in his Me 262 at Venlo Holland (Hagerhofweg). (LuftArchiv.de & Co DeSwart). His Luftwaffe career began as an FhjGefr in 1939 at LKS Fürstenfeldbrück. His EK 2 was awarded 9/3/1940 and the EK 1 awarded 11/15/1940. Source: Peter Kassak. Added: Probably buried as an unknown at Ysselsteyn (SGLO).
3 Abert, Hans DietrichLt1/20/1918Donnerau4/ZG-2 Bf 110D-0 Werk # 3185 "A2 + BH" (lost 9/7/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 7 September, 1940; his ac crashed at Ramsden House, Swan Lane, Downham Hall, Wickford, Essex, no further detail. Buried CC Blk 1, Gr 372 (CC Graves Record). His R /O, Uffz Karl Hans Scharf (geb 2/13/1916), KIA, buried CC, Blk 1, Gr 458 (Luftwaffe Graves UK). Alternate spelling: Albert.
Cannock Chase
4 Achatz, KarlUffz4/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 780656 "Blue 5" (dam 10/12/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 12 October, 1944; crashed on takeoff from Babenhausen (Bf 109 Loss List).
5 Achenbach, KarlUffz5/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171526 "White 16" (dam 8/25/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 25 August, 1944 at La Fere, no further detail (JG-6 List).
6 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.
7 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.
8 Alber, KarlMaj7/11/1915I/KG-4 (6/41), Stfkpt 2/KG-4 (3/42), Stfkpt 12/KG-4 (9/42), Kdr IV/KG-4 (6/43), NJG-5 (11/43 for trng)He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/3/42)
EK 1 & 2, Bomber Operational Clasp
9 Albers, Karl10/20/1920Dorsten1/SAGr.-128 (Brest Süd) Fw 190G-3 Werk # Unk (lost 12/31/43) Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 31 December, 1943 near the Brest/Guipavas airfield during takeoff. Buried Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Block 9/16/387. Source: A. Rosseels.
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
10 Albrecht,Fw11/KG-200 (Mistel unit)Fw 190F-8Assault Operational ClaspPer Stormbirds.com, Andreas Brekken. This could possibly be Karl Albrecht.
11 Albrecht, KarlFw8/12/191619/JG-54 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0924 "BJ+ST" "Yellow ?" (lost 2/14/41) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 February, 1941 crashing in Belgium, near Waterloo, on a domestic flight, pilot error. Buried Lommel, Block 45/526 (A. Rosseels). His first victory, a Hampden 5 km SW of Bergen-aan-Zee on 25 November, 1940.
Lommel, Belgium
12 Albrecht, KarlHptm5/18/191313/ZG-26 ('40), 3/JG-2 (8/42)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Spitfire on 19 August, 1942.
13 Albrecht, KarlOfwShot down 20 April, 1945 by Uhingen/Göppingen. Jager Blatt 2/2001. This may be the Albrecht in 11/KG-200, a Mistel unit.
14 Alexa, Kartl or Karl?Ofw3/KG-54 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 141116 "B3 + DL" (lost 4/25/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with one other unnamed crew 25 April, 1943, his Observer Oblt Gerhard Ernst and one other unnamed crew returned, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Alexas Given Name spelled "KARTL on LW Loss Report; may have been a typo.
15 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 469); 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).
16 Allstadt, KarlOblt1/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6648 "5K + IH" (lost 7/31/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew on 31 July, 1942, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
17 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).
18 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.
19 Alt, KarlUffzSömmerda11/JG-301 (11/44) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 681357 (lost 12/5/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 5 December, 1944; aerial combat with a P-51 near Prenzlau (C.König). Alternate spelling: Alte.
20 Alt, AndreasOfw I/LG-1 (Med 4/41), 3/LG-1 (1/45 Reich Def) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 5203 "??" (80% dam 4/23/41; WIA w/3 other crew, combat near Almiros), Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142184 "L1 + NL" (lost 1/22/45) Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 22 January, 1945; Alt's Ju 88, and three others, crashed at Scheldemonding after being attacked by Mosquito Night Fighters of RAF Nos. 409 & 410 Sqs. German vessels also claimed victories. Remaining crew (MIA): Fw Stefan Altenthaler, Obs; Uffz Helmut Plessa, R/O and Gefr Karl Otto Bohrer, Gunner. (DeSwart & Wings to Victory). Alternate spelling: Alte.
21 Alt, HermannFw1(F)/22 (Bardufoss)Ju 88D-1 Werk # 430566 "4N + BH" (lost 10/28/44)Observer Operational ClaspKIC 28 October, 1944; the ac crashed into a hillside at Rundhaug, 14km east of the bardufoss airfield, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew: Ofw Herbert Gast, Lt Karl Dieter Schlösser and Uffz Hans Suck (Flyvrak Norway).
22 Alt, VitusUffz1/28/1915Kissing Augsburg4/NJG-2 (6/41 Gilze-Rijen)Ju 88C-2 Werk # 0785 "R4 + IM" (lost 6/14/41)Night Fighter Operational ClaspMIA after his Ju 88 crashed into the North Sea NW of Schouwen Holland the night of 13/14 June, 1941 (DeSwart). On the return flight from an Intruder Mission over England, Alt spotted a dingy in the water below and circled while the R/O sent out a distress signal to Air Sea Rescue. To the horror of the He 111H-5 Wk# 3883 "5J + KS", 8/KG-4 (A.Rosseels) crew in the dingy, the wingtip of the Ju 88 hit the water, sinking immediately, and taking the crew with it. The entire crew perished. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Hans Georg Suckow (geb 7/9/1920, Gumbinnen), R/O and Uffz Erwin Willi Korn (geb 10/11/1920, Bigicheim), Gunner. Suckow & Korn are remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury). Added: The He 111 crew were rescued except for Uffz Karl Brückner, Flt Engr (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Alte.


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23 Altenähr, FritzFw12/12/1913Allagen bei ArnsbergUnkHe 111 (lost 4/16/45)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew 16 April, 1945 while on a return from La Rochelle France; crash location and cause not reported. Remaining crew (all buried Augsburg-Westfriedhof): Uffz Alfred Bockermann, Co-pilot (geb 8/27/21 Hamburg); Ofw Karl Kossmann, R/O (geb 5/15/12 Ankum/Bersenbrück); Ofw Helmut Henker, Gnr (geb 6/22/13 Zeitz) and Fw Fritz Tscharnke, Flt Engr? (geb 4/4/14 Weissing). Source: F.Braun.
24 Alter, KarlOgefrUnkUnkPilot Badge (5/28/44)Weitze Docs online
25 Amezeder, KarlFw 8/JG-300 (12/44)Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk (lost 12/31/44)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot reported KIA, 31 December, 1944, no further detail (denkmalprojekt.org).
26 Amm, Karl9(Z)/JG-5Fw 190A-8 Werk # 732167 "White 4" (90% damaged)Assault Operational ClaspTakeoff accident at Bardufoss Norway 19 November, 1944, pilot disposition unknown.
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 Anders, GerdOblt2/28/1919 12/KG-30 (10/43), 8/KG-30 (2/44), 5/MSG-1 (Minensuchstaffel 3/45) Ju 88A in KG-30, Ju 52/3m (lost 3/21/45) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 13 March, 1945 during a minesweeping operation off the Danish coast. He attempted an emergency landing during heavy fog, and on the approach to the Aalborg West airfield, he crashed, killing the entire crew. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Karl Uthke, Uffz Johannes Birkhölzer, Robert Apel and Ofw Rudolf Gerlack. All were buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 21 March, 1945. Source: Air War over Denmark.
29 Anders, HelmutLt3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-606 Do 17Z Werk # 3618 "7T + KL" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 2/3 December, 1940; crashed near Brest soon after takeoff. Probably came down in the sea. Remaining crew (all KIC): Lt.z.See Karl Ganske (10/20/1918 Kiel), Observer; Ogefr Willi Dembeck (4/7/1917 Lötzn), R/O and Uffz Paul Tüselmann (3/29/1917 Bochum), Mech. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny. Added: Dembeck buried in the War Cem., Ploudaniel-Lesneven, 14/6/353. Ganske bur same cem., 9/2/37. Added: Tüselmann found, also buried as "unknown" in the Ploudaniel-Lesneven Cem., (D.Drury).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
30 Andreaus, JosefFw4/29/1910BensheimUnk Go 145 Werk # Unk (lost 9/18/41) Pilot Badge KIA 18 September, 1941 when his ac was attacked by a Spitfire of RAF No.41 Sq. near Ostend Belgium. The VDK specifies the location of his death as Het Zoute abt 31km away from Ostend (as the crow flies). Fw Andreaus is buried in the German War Cem at Lommel Belgium, Blk 3, Gr 211 (D.Drury). One source implies that Fw Andreaus was being towed by Fw Karl Weber (when they crashed?).
31 Angerstein, KarlGenMaj12/4/1890MülhausenKdr II/KG-77 (1/40), Kdr KG-28 (7/40; later KG-40), Kdr KG-1 (3/42)Do 17Z in KG-77, He 111 P & H in KG-28, Ju 88 in KG-1
RK(11/2/40)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/16/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
POW May, 1945. Kdr I/KG-157 (6/37) flying the He 111P. Kdr StG-3 in July 1940 flying the Ju 87B. Deceased 20 September, 1985, Feldkirchen.

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32 Anselm, KarlLt4/14/19138/KG-27He 111H-6 Werk #'s Unk "1G + BS" & 1G + AS" both damaged
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/5/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for greater detail.
33 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.
34 Arabin, Karl "Konny"Lt1/Ku.Fl.Gr-406 (7/42), 2/SAGr-126 (2/45)He 115 in 406, Bf 410 in SAGrObserver Operational ClaspOne of many pilots posted to fighters near wars end. On 2 July, 1942, an Uffz at the time, he was credited with rescuing Hptm Herbert Vater and his observer, after they were sd into the Norwegian Sea during an attack on Convoy PQ17. His observer, Oblt.z.S. Karl Hermann Burmeister assissted the rescue (D.Drury).
35 Arndt, KarlFw10/24/19196/SKG-10 Fw 190A-5 Werk # 51075 (lost 5/17/43) Assault Operational Clasp KIA 17 May, 1943 due to enemy fire at St Ave, near Vannes. Added: Burial at Mont de Huisnes, Vault 2, Grave 162 (absa3945).
36 Arnezeder, KarlFw8/JG-300Fw 190A-8 (lost 12/31/44 near Hoya/Hamburg/Weser)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
37 Arnim, Karl Hasso vonFw8/14/19163/Kü.Fl.Gr-906BV 138C-1 Werk # 2003 "8L + EL" (lost) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIC 15 May, 1942; crashed into the sea after takeoff at List at Sylt on a non-operational transfer flight to Tromsö, cause unknown. Remaining crew: Oblt.z.See Helmuth Bogumil, Observer [KIC, bur as "unknown" in the German War Cem. in Bartossen (Bartosze Poland)]; Fw Werner Geisser, R/O (WIC); Uffz Gerhard Schreck, Gunner (WIC) and Ofw Hans Eckstein, Mech (KIC). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Also onboard, three military passengers, all injured. Uffz Karl Klein, Uffz Adolf Selzner and Ogefr Hermann Voss (D.Drury).
38 Arnold, KarlUffz3/KG-4He 111H-5 Werk # 3794 "5J + KL" (lost 5/6/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 5/6 May, 1941 after aerial combat with a Defiant Night Fighter of RAF No. 141 Sq., piloted by P/O Meredith. Arnold had just completed his bombing run on Greenock when he was attacked four miles east of Cresswell. The AC banked sharply to starboard and dived towards the sea, exploding on impact. Remaining crew: Lt Walter Weisslener, Observer (MIA), Uffz Herbert Bhen, wireless operator (MIA) and Gefr Werner Willeke, mechanic (KIA).
39 Arnold, KarlLt12/16/19224/StG-5 (3/43), 9/StG-151 (5/43), 4/SG-5 (5/43), 4/StG-1 (7/43), 2/SG-5 (10/43), Adj NSGr-8 (5/44) Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6097 "L1 + MM" (lost 7/2/43), Ju 87D-5 Werk # Unk "6J + ??" (lost 11/27/44) Wound Badge
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIC 27 November, 1944 when he crashed after takeoff at Andselv Bardufoss Norway during a ferry flight. He is buried at Botn-Rognan (LOCS). WIA 2 July, 1943; shot down with wounds by flak southwest of Kouta. His R/O, Uffz Erich Stepphuhn, was killed. Source: SIG Norway. The Ju 87 Loss List identifies this unit as 3/StG-5 (?)
40 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).
41 Asseyer, KarlLt12(StG)/LG-1 (S.U.)Ju 87B-1 Werk # 5502 "L1 + FW" (lost 7/19/41)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 July, 1941; shot down by AA fire by Motowski Bay. His R/O, Gefr Ernst Hornberger was also listed as MIA. Source: SIG Norway.
42 Aster, EmilUffz9/KG-2Do 217E-4 Werk # 5343 "U5 + NT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 16 February, 1942 failing to return from a mine-laying operationin Tyne Bay, exact cause unknown, however Beaufighters of RAF No. 141 Sq. were operating in the area at the time. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Arnold Neumann, Observer, Gefr Hans Lehmann, wireless operator and Uffz Karl Thomas, mechanic.
43 Auer, KarlGefr10/JG-11Fw 190A-8 Werk # 961931 "Black 7 + I" (lost 2/9/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 9 February, 1945, reason unknown, in the area of Zellin. Mombeek MIA List.
44 Aumüller, KarlFw8/ZG-26 (Africa)Bf 110E-3 Werk # 2537 (lost 8/22/42)Destroyer Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew in a crash on 22 August, 1942 near Derna, while on a non-combat flight, cause not reported. Bf 110 Loss List
45 Hotz, AlbertLtFührer Kurier Staffel (2/42) He 111 Werk # 2108 (lost 2/8/42) Liason Operational Clasp KIC with his crew and passengers, GenMaj Dr Friedrich "Fritz" Todt, Armaments Min. and his secretary, on 8 February, 1942. Their ac exploded in mid-air just outside the airfield, due to an unknown cause. The ac had just taken off from Flugplatz Rastenburg, enroute for Berlin-Templehof. Remaining crew: Uffz August Kurt Hauptmann, R/O and Ofw Karl Bäuerle, Flt Engr (D.Drury).
46 Axterer, KarlLtI/ZG-26 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 120026 (lost 12/11/43)Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Injured with unnamed crew 11 December, 1943, crashed west of Därpen after an engine fire. Bf 110 Loss List
47 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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48 Bachleitner, Karl Kurt?Uffz4/JG-54Fw 190A-5 Werk # (150)1520 "White D+" (lost 7/8/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 July, 1943 over the Ladoga Canal, S.U., cause not reported.
49 Bachmann, Friedrich KarlLt12/29/19174 3/JG-52, Stfkpt 1/JG-52 (/42 S.U.) Bf 109E & F, Bf 109G-2 Werk # 13545 "White 1" (lost 9/4/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/19/42 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4 September, 1942 during aerial combat near Nikitskoje, Pl.Qu. 35 East/5682 (Prien). His first victory, a Blenheim 5 km S of Vlissingen on 14 April, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim 120 km NNW of Ameland on 7 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Blenheim 60 km NW of Vlieland on 1 July, 1941. One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 in the vicinity of Chuguyev on 27 May, 1942, acting as Bennemanns wingman.
50 Bäcker, KarlUffz7/3/1915Witten (Netherlands?)3/Kü.Fl.Gr.-506 He 59D Werk # 2000 "M7 + XL" (lost 9/6/39) Observer Operational Clasp MIA with his entire crew, 6 (or 4) September, 1939, when their ac was brought down by AA fire near Hel, Poland. Remaining crew: Lt z.S. Claus Munscher (or Klaus Münscher), Obs; Uffz Hermann Fuchs, R/O and Uffz Karl Mux, Mech. The deceased are said to have died at Südspitze Hela and could not be recovered for burial. They are commemorated in the War Cem. at Stare Czarnowo, Poland (D.Drury).
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 Baensch, Karl HeinzLt5/JG-2 (12/42-9/43)Bf 109F, Fw 190AFighter Operational Clasp
53 Bahnemann, Horst GüntherUffz1/15/1922Rastatt9/KG-54 Ju 88A-4 Werk # Unk "B3 + DT" (lost 6/12/44) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 12 June, 1944 at Grainville-sur-Odon, Calvados, Fr., in the Seine Bay area, when attacked by a night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Gefr Kurt Gohl and Uffz Karl Schoffers. The deceased are buried in the german War Cem. at La Cambe Fr., Blk 9, Row 9 as follows: Uffz Bahnemann, Gr 345; Gefr Gohk, Gr 347 and Uffz Schoffers, Gr 343. In an earlier incident, in the same ac, on 20 April, 1944, during an operation over the North Sea, they were attacked by a night fighter. They escaped the attacker by evasive action, however, the gunner, Gefr Hans Schiebeck bailed, and the others returned home without him. The gunners body was recovered, but there is no listing for him in the VDK (D.Drury).
54 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).
55 Baier, ErnstUffz1/26/1922Giengen7/KG-53He 111H-16 Werk # 161767 (lost 11/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspSource: www.leteckabadatelna.cz, 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).
56 Baindner, KarlFw11/27/1916Kaufbeuren11(StG)/LG-1Ju 87B-1 (lost 8/4/40)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 4 August, 1940 when his ac flew into the ground near Tramecourt airfield, east of Le Touquet, France, cause unknown. His R/O-Gnr, Ogefr Hans Hochegger also KIC. They are both buried in the War Cemetery at Bourdon France, Baindner in Blk 30, Row 12, Gr 464. Hochegger Blk 30, Row 10, Gr 385 (D.Drury).
57 Baller, KarlLt9/11/1919Odrau2/KG-53He 111H-5 Werk # 3975 "A1 + EK" (lost 5/4/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 4 May, 1941 when his ac struck a balloon cable, and crashed into the River Mersey while attacking Liverpool. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Leo Palubicki, Obs; Uffz Gerhard Stolper, R/O; Gefr Erwin Donner, Flt Engr and Uffz Karl Fleischmann, Gnr. The body of Lt Baller washed ashore, and he is buried at CC/3/4/119. The remaining crew are listed by the VDK as being in a sea grave, and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
58 Ballermann, KarlOfwII/KG-76Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/19/42)
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
59 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
60 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.
61 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.
62 Barbeleben, KarlUffzLn.Versuchs.Rgt.-KöthemFi 156 (lost)Liason Operational ClaspWIC 22 November, 1942 when his "Storch" crashed near Diksmuide. Source: A. Rosseels.
63 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).
64 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
65 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.
66 Barsewisch, Karl Henning vonGenMaj10/2/1895KarlsruheNAGr-22 (39), Stfkpt 3(F)/22 (9/39), Kdr Aufklatgrp- 123 (8/40) Staff Pos to 5/45 POWDo 17, Do 217, Ju 88D-1Observer Operational Clasp Identified in a photo in a Nahaufklärungs-Gruppe 22 photo album online. POW released 1947 (LOCS).
67 Bartelheimer, KarlOgefr5/JG-77 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 26118 (dam 10/8/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Injured 8 October, 1944 making an emergency landing near Ostönnen/Werl due to engine trouble during a transfer flight (Bf 109 Loss List).
68 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.
69 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.
70 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
71 Barten, KarlOfw7/SG-3Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
72 Barth,Uffz11/Schl.G-1 (Schulegeschwader)Bf 109E-7 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 7 km E of Krugljakov (Rostov) on 17 December, 1942. This may well be one of the Barths (Karl?) in training, prior to permanent assignment to a squadron.
73 Barth, Albert KarlUffz5/3/1912Esslingen-AltenbachStab II/KG-54 (Channel)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 4280 "B3 + DC" (lost 4/15/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA with one other unnamed crew 15 April, 1941; sd by F/Lt Cosme L. Gomm of No. 604 Sq., crashed at Rughouse Farm, Holcombe Burnell, Devon, UK, two other crew POW (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: He is buried at Exeter Higher Cem., Sec Z, Row K, Gr 66. Remaining crew: Gefr Ludwig Rauhoff, Obs (POW); Ogefr Hans Joachim Pengel, R/O (POW) and Gefr Hermann Otto, Gnr (KIA, bur Exeter Cem., Sec Z, Row K, Gr 37) (D.Drury).
74 Barth, KarlOfwI/Sch.G-1Fw 190F-3 Werk # 670217 (lost 10/13/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Assault Operational Clasp
KIA 13 October, 1943 after an enemy fighter attack NW of Starnewka. DK-G Awards List
75 Basen, KarlLtI/KGzbV-172, IV/TG-3Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/17/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
76 Bastam, Karl Heinz5JG-2Bf 109E & F, Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His victory count may be higher. Magnus Report.
77 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.
78 Bauer, HansUffzErg Staffel IV/KG-101Ju 88A (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA the night of 23/24 April, 1944, failing to return from a bombing raid on Bristol England and crashing into the sea. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Josef Krekeller, Observer; Uffz Eugen Ritz, R/O and Uffz Karl Bachus, Gunner. Source: Bristol Past, John Penny.
79 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.
80 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
81 Baumann, MartinOblt6/KG-77Ju 88A-5 Werk # 7117 "3Z + FP" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 5 May, 1941, failing to return from a bombing mission at Belfast. The crew ditched into the sea off Bridlington after the Ju 88 experienced engine failure. Remaining crew: Ofw Karl Auernhammer, Observer (KIA), Fw Wilhelm Hopfer, wireless operator (KIA) and Ofw Emmerich Schieting, gunner (POW). Schieting was the only survivor, being picked up by a passing ship.
82 Baumeister, JosefOfw1/ Fl.ü.G.-1 SüdMe 410 Werk # 120014 (lost 2/25/44)Pilot BadgeKIC 25 February, 1944; crashed 4km NE of Nancy due to engine failure while on a delivery flight. His R/O Uffz Karl Wolschendorf was also killed.
83 Baumgartl, ErichHptm10/24/1918BraunsdorfStfkpt 3/KG-55 (7/43), Kdr I/KG-30 (2/44), Kdr I/KG-55 (7/44)He 111H, Ju 88S-3 Werk # 330406 "4D + AH" (lost 7/12/44)
RK(7/31/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(4/20/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 12 July, 1944, sd by a British Mosquito night fighter. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Fritz Pleger, Obs and Uffz Karl Cyrus, Gnr. The unnamed R/O managed to bail safely.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Baumgartl with Ju88 after belly-landing

Courtesy Christian König

84 Baumgartner, KarlUffz10(J)/JG-26Fw 190A-3/U3 Werk # 248 (10% damaged)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIFA 4 October, 1942 when he force-landed S of Campagne due to engine failure on takeoff.
85 Baumgartner, KurtOblt2/8/19203(F)/Ob,d.L. (8/42 S.U.), 2/FAGr-5 (2/44)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 10082 (lost 8/6/42), Ju 290A-5 Werk # 110177 "9V + DK" (lost 2/16/44) Wound Badge
Observer Operational Clasp
Injured in a crash after takeoff from the Gostkino-Charkow airfield on 6 August, 1942, on a non-operational flight, due to a servicing fault (LOCS). Added: MIA 16 February, 1944 while flying as Co-pilot for Hptm Karl Friedrich Bergen. They were sd into the Atlantic, west of Ireland, by two Grumman Martlets, of No.811 Sq. off the escort carrier HMS Biter. See Hptm Karl Friedrich Bergen for further detail (D.Drury).
86 Baumgartner, PeterLt1/15/1915V.Fl.Korps ('41), 7/KG-55 (1/42 Dnjepropetrowsk, Ukaine), 10/KG-55 (7/42), Stfkpt 1/KG-55 (2/44), 1/KG(J)-55 (2/45)He 111H-6 Werk # 7207 "G1 + KR" (lost 5/24/42), Me 262 in KG(J)-55
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/1/42)
EP (9/23/41),
EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA (briefly) when he was involved in an ac loss 24 May, 1942, cause & location unknown. Remaining crew (all return safely): Fw Siegfried Zantke, Obs; Fw Hans Köhler, R/O; Fw Karl Haselbeck, Flt Engr and Uffz Hans Krebel, Gnr. DK-G Awards List, LOCS & D.Drury.
87 Bäumler, HansOfw4/5/19151(F)/124 (Bardufoss) Ju 88A-5 Werk # 088 0696 "G2 + CH" (lost 7/7/41)
EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
KIC 7 July, 1941 when he crashed at Stormauken, by Rundhaug, 18km W of Bardufoss, on a non-operational transfer flight due to heavy fog. Remaining crew (all KIC): Oblt Karl Hönsbröch, Observer; Uffz Kurt Sandvoss, R/O and Uffz Georg Erbar, Mech. Source: SIG Norway. Added: Ofw Baumler buried at Narvik Norway, Blk 8. Row C, Gr 12. Oblt Hönsbröch (aka Karl Graf von und zu Hoensbroech) believed buried in an unknown grave in Narvik. Also in Narvik, Blk 8, Row C, Uffz Sandvoss in Gr 10, and Uffz Erbar in Gr 9 (D.Drury).
88 Baur, Karl11/13/1911LaichingenEKdo-262, JG-7, III/EJG-2 (3/45 Lechfeld)Me 262B1a, Me 163A design engineer and Messerschmidt Factory Chief Test Pilot. Survived the war. Pictured at a 1953 reunion with other Me 262 and Me 163 jet pilots. Jager Blatt 6/2003.

Courtesy Christian Konig

89 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).
90 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.
91 Bechthold, ValentinOfw3/6/1917Kerspenhausen, HersfeldFFS - See (Stettin), 3/Küstenfliegerstaffel - 506 (10/41), 7/KG-26 (Rennes Fr.)He 115 & Ju 88A in 3/506, Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142086 "1T + CR" or "HR" (lost 7/30/42)EK 1 & 2 (10/11/41), KVK w/Schw., Bomber Operational Clasp in SilverKIA with unnamed crew 30 July, 1942 at Thorney, Huntingdon, 6 miles ENE of Peterborough, after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: A recipient of the Combined Pilot/Observer Badge, he and his crew were killed after an attack on Birmingham, 30 July, 1942. Initially buried at Ramsey/Hunts, he is now buried at Cannock Chase, Blk 5, Row 8, Gr 191. Remaining crew (KIA): Fw Ludwig Drees, Obs (geb 5/30/1914, Steinebröck, bur CC, 5/8/190); Ogefr Karl Neberling, R/O (geb 5/13/1920, Rauental, bur CC 5/8/188) and Gefr Heinrich Bredemeier, Gnr (geb 1/5/1920, Hannover, bur CC 5/8/189). Valentin was the older brother of Peter Bechthold. Source: Jan Bechthold, Great Grandson, 2/2023.

Courtesy Jan Bechthold

CourtesyChristian König

92 Beck, GünterLt4/24/191913/LG-1 Bf 110D Werk # Unk "L1 + ?X" (lost 8/13/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp KIA 13 August, 1940; the ac may have been sd by Hurricanes over the sea off Bournemouth. The circumstances are unconfirmed and the body of Beck washed ashore and was buried at Portland Royal Navy Cem, in C of E portion, Gr 694. His R/O-Gnr, Uffz Karl Hoyer listed as MIA (D.Drury).
93 Beck, KarlFw2/StG-5 (S.U.)Ju 87R-2 Werk # 6089 "L1 + LV" (lost 6/19/42)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 19 June, 1942 during a Murmansk mission, cause unknown. Both he and R/O, Ogefr Helmut Ludvig returned later, unhurt. Source: SIG Norway.
94 Beck, KarlOfwI/JG-1 (Leck)He 162A-2 (lost 4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 30 April, 1945 when he crashed during an emergency landing at Klintum, near Leck, after running out of fuel. Source: J. Geensen.
95 Beck, KarlOfwI/SG-1Ju 87D-5, Fw 190F-8
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/24/44)

EK 1 & 2
Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. This could be Karl Beck, previously in StG-5. NOTE: A Karl Heinz Beck, from Worms, was known to have survived the war, but suffered terribly from his experience. Purely speculation on my part.
96 Beck, KarlUffzIV/KG-6 (France)Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144651 "??" (lost 11/30/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew near Champcueil 30 November, 1943, cause not reported (JU 88 Loss List).
97 Beck, RudolfHptmKdr I/JG-51 (12/42 S.U.)Bf 109F, Fw 190A-3 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIFA 17 January, 1943 when Karl Gottfried Nordmanns Fw 190 stalled on takeoff and flipped over into Becks Fw 190. Nordmann was able to bail with a dislocated arm, but was so affected by this event, he never flew another combat operation. Beck had replaced Heinrich Krafft only a month earlier. Source: John Weal.
98 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
99 Becker, HorstFw11/26/191918/NJG-1 (1/44 Twente) Bf 110D & E, Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720024 "G9 + LS" (lost 1/15/44)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
His G-4 crashed on landing at De Lutte (gem. Losser) Holland the night of 14/15 January, 1944, cause unknown (DeSwart). Pilot KIC, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-226. Remaining crew (KIC): Obs Uffz Karl Allmendinger, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-227 and R/O Helmut Knauck, bur Ysselsteyn Q-10-228 (Lost Aircraft Report). One known victory, a Halifax S of Hameln on 22 September, 1943, an Uffz at the time.
Ysselstein, Holland
100 Becker, KarlFw95/JG-11 (5/44 Reich Def), 1/JG-11 (4/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 163446 "Black 6" (lost 5/24/44), Fw 190A & D
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 24 May, 1944 during aerial combat in the Quickborn area. His 1st victory, a B-17 on 24 May, 1944, in the Neumünster area, a Gefr at the time. His 5th & 6th victories, both Yak-9s on 16 April, 1945. Magnus Report.

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