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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Mayer, HansLt2/14/19221 6/JG-26 (1/43), 8/JG-26 (10/43 Leeuwarden), 7/JG-26 (3/44) Bf 109G-4 Wk# 16121 "Brn 6" (15% dam 1/20/43), Fw 190A-4 Wk# 7059 "Brn 6" (lost), A-6 Wk# 530770 "Blue 7" (lost 10/10/43) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 15 March, 1944 in an Fw 190A-7 Werk # 340293 "Brown 2" (lost) during aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 401 (Canadian) Sq. SW of Bapaume. WIA 20 January, 1943 when debris from two colliding Bf 109s struck his G-4. Blinded in one eye, he was able to crash land at Abbeville-Drucat. WIA a 2nd time 10 March, 1943 in his A-4 during aerial combat with Wing Cmdr. Milne. Although wounded, he was able to crash land his badly damaged A-4 at Arras. His one known victory (may have been unconfirmed), a Mosquito "RE-2" by Amiens on 11 February, 1944, still a Fw in 7/JG-26. WIA a 3rd time on 10 October, 1943 in his A-6 "Blue 7" during aerial combat with a P-47. He survived a sensational cartwheeling attempt at a crash landing on Twente airfield.
2 Kohrs, BernhardUffzIII/KG-54 (4/43)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 142407 (lost 4/1/43)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with his entire crew, 1 April, 1943; collided with another ac while landing at Bizerte. Remaining crew: Ogefr Alois Zoller, Obs; Uffz Ottmar Mayer, R/O and Uffz Hans Mokansky, Gnr (Qu.Meister File/Mauro 5/2024).
3 Meyer, WalterHptm6/12/191418 JG-54, 5/JG-26 (5/40), 6/JG-26 (5/40), 5/JG-26 (7/42 Abbeville-Drucat), 7/JG-26 (11/42) Bf 109E in 5 Staffel, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10002 "Brown 2 + I" (lost 8/21/41), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 660 "White 5" (80% dam 10/11/42)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/28/43 Post.)
EP (9/30/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Died 18 Jan., 1943 from TB contracted in a Lille military hospital while recovering from injuries suffered in a ground collision ar Wevelghem in Werk # 660 on 11 October, 1942 with wingman Karl Käferle. WIFA 21 August, 1941 when his A-1 had engine failure and he crashed at Overheluestraat. He was pulled from the wreckage by two Belgian farmers, and hospitalized at Courtrai. One known victory, a Spitfire over the Channel, north of Calais on 26 July, 1942. One of his victories was a "shared" victory, a Kokker XXI over Amsterdam on 10 May, 1940. (Shared with: Hubertus v. Holtey, Walter Schneider & Hans Wemhöner) His 1st, a Spitfire I at Dordrecht 13 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Douai, 18 May, 1940. His 3rd, an Avro Anson over the English Channel on 29 May, 1940. His 4th, a Spitfire at Sheerness on 24 August, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire at London on 15 September, 1940. His 6th, a Hurricane at Tonbridge on 30 September, 1940. His 10th, a Spitfire NW of Dunkirk on 18 July, 1941. Another known victory, B-17 # 41-24510 "Snoozy II" of the 306BG, 367BS on 9 October, 1942. Alternate spelling: Mayer.
4 Meyer, HansGefr1927Brandenburg5JG-54 (S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down with wounds in 1944 near Königsberg and hospitalized. After recuperation, he was limited to non-flying status. Jager Blatt 4/2002 & short bio online. Like so many pilots towards the end of the war, he reported in an interview that he served in the Infantry. This could be Uffz Mayer of 4/JG-54 in May, 1944 or Uffz Meier of 1/JG-54, however inconclusive. I found no victories on the OKL Claims List.

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

5 Mayer, WilhelmUffz5/1/1918Ganacker6/KG-30, Transportstaffel Fliegerführer-Nord (6/41)Ju 52/3m Werk # 6462 "P4 + ??" (lost 6/27/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC 27 June, 1941 when this 6/KG-30 bomber crew, flying an AC from Transport Staffel Fl.Führer, flew into a mountainside near Trondheim, killing three of the crew and three KG-30 passengers. Remaining crew: Uffz Josef Metz, R/O; Ogefr Hans Ruf, Mech and Ogefr Eugen Ruoff, Gunner (survived the crash). Passengers: Fw Friedrich Knolle, a KG-30 pilot; Uffz Horst Müller, Observer (of 2/KG-30); StFw Max Hengst, a R/O and Gefr Kurt Berger, a Gunner (DOW 6/30/41). Source: SIG Norway. Added: Five additional passengers were KIC, (all deceased buried in the War Cem., Trondheim-Havstein): Lt Kurt (aka Helmuth) Neumann, bur Row 26 Gr 36; Uffz Wilhelm Volkmer, bur Row 19, Gr 31; Reg Insp Erich Fritz Heinrich Engel, bur Row 30, Gr 30; Reg Insp Walter Hundt, bur Row 14. Gr 35 and a Karl Heinke, no known grave. KG-30 Crew & Passenger burials as follows: Uffz Mayer, Row 24, Gr 39; Uffz Metz, Row 29, Gr 35; Ogefr Ruf, Row 19, Gr 30; StbFw Hengst, Row 15, Gr 31; Fw Knolle, Row 15, Gr 31 and Gefr Berger, Row 21, Gr 31 (D.Drury).
6 Mayer, WalterUffz1(Lufttorpedostf)/KG-26 (Bardofuss)He 111H-6 Werk # 7381 "1H + MH" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 14 September, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Svalbard, S of Is. Spitzbergen. Remaining crew (all MIA):Ogefr Ludvig Ott, Observer; Ogefr Hans Meier, R/O and Ogefr Alfons Müller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
7 Mayer, KurtUffzIII/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0136 "CE + IA" (lost 7/22/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC while serving as Co-pilot for FW Alfred Karl Praschl. The entire crew were killed when their ac collided with another Fw 200 piloted by Hptm Karl Hans Weymar. See Hptm Weymar for further detail.
8 Mayer, Hans Karl 'Mayer-Ast'Hptm3/9/1911Rufach Elsass311.J/88 Legion Condor, Stafkpt 1/JG-53 (10/39), Kdr I/JG-53 (8/40 Rennes-Le Touquet)Bf 109B (in Spain), Bf 109E-3 "White 2" & Bf 109E-4 "White 8" in 1/JG-53, Bf 109E-4/B(10/40) in Stab I/JG-53, Bf 109E-7 Wk # 4138 "White 8" (9/40 Etaples, lost 10/17/40)

Spanish Cross

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Blumensaat replacement. KIA 17 October, 1940 after being shot down in Wk# 4138 by a Spitfire of RAF No. 603 Sq. while on a check-out flight in an unarmed Bf 109E-7 "White 8" over the English Channel. His body later washed ashore on the Kent coast 27 October, 1940. Buried Hawkinge Cem., Kent (AKA Folkstone New Cem.), German Plot "O", Row 3, Gr 4 (M.Croft). His first victory, a Potez 63 west of Losheim, 5 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Hurricane NW of Merzig on 21 April, 1940. His 3rd, a Morane 406 15 km S of Metz 11 May, 1940. On 14 May, 1940, he shot down five enemy AC near Sedan. His 9th, a Hawk 75 S of Attigny on 25 May, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Hurricanes over the English Channel on 12 August, 1940. His 12th, a Hurricane at Portland on 13 August, 1940. No 13, a Hurricane at Salisbury on 15 August, 1940. A 14th, a Spitfire over England on 18 August, 1940. A 15th, a Spitfire over the Isle of Wight on 24 August, 1940. His 20th a Hurricane near London on 9 September, 1940. 6 victories in Spain making him one of the most successful in Spain. Exact number of victories in the West is unknown, but at least 30. Another source states his given name as "Karl Heinz". Another source states victories at 46.

German Graves Hawkinge

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

9 Mayer, Hans Ekkehard, Hptm9/29/1917St RupprechtErg/Aufkl.Gr.-Schönfeld (11/39), Stfkpt 15/JG-53 (1/45 Reich Def) Bf 109K-4 Werk # 332687 "Black <3" (lost 1/23/45) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 23 January, 1945 when he crashed at Bellheim, 6km WSW of Germersheim, due to engine damage. Buried War Cem Dahn/Eifel (LOCS)
10 Mayer, HansUffz8/14/1923KönigsbronnI/JG-77 (8/43), 3/JG-77 (10/43 Reich Def) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781230 "Yellow 9" (lost 10/12/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 12 October, 1944 during aerial combat north of Aachen (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: He was shot down by American fighters of 395FG in the Rur Meadows, district Oberbruch of Heinsberg. Initially buried in the Hero Cem. of Erkelenz-Lövenich, and in Winter 1945, transferred to is home cemetery in Königsbronn-Itzelberg, Grave C-24-22/1. His Cross still remains in the Erkelenz cemetery (C.König).

Courtesy Christian König

Courtesy Christian König

11 Mayer, HansUffzII/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 785840 (lost 2/25/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 25 February, 1945 during aerial combat at Versen (Bf 109 Loss List).
12 Brinkmann, HeinrichLt3/12/1917Flachsberg2/Erpro-210 (Channel) Bf 110D-0 "S9 + NK" (lost 8/14/40) Destroyer Operational Clasp Both Brinkmann and his R/O, Uffz Richard Mayer, were KIA 14 August, 1940, hit by flak at Manston airfield. (Bf 110 Loss List). Added: After being hit by AA fire, he is believed to have collided with Uffz Hans Steding, the two ac crashing Both Brinkmann & Mayer buried at CC, Blk 1, Row 11; Brinkmann in Gr 423; Mayer in Gr 425 (D.Drury).
Cannock Chase
13 Mayer, EugenUffz1/KG-53He 111H-6 Werk # 7135 "A1 + DH" (interned 12/3/42)Bomber Operational ClaspInterned briefly 3 December, 1942. His ac crash landed at Inebolu Turkey, no further detail. Remaining crew (interned): Uffz Hans Joachim Geyer, Uffz Johann Blome, Ogefr Willi Rautenberg and Gefr Walter Blaha (Özkan Türker).
14 Mayer, ErnstOfhr10/13/1919Stuttgart1/KGr-126 He 111H-4 Werk # 3228 "IT + CH" (lost 10/25/40) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA 25 October, 1940; killed in a crash at Nantes during an operational sortie. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz H.Reith; Ogefr W.Loewe and Gefr R.Kirchner. Added: Crew detail (all bur Pornichet, Blk 3): Uffz Hans Reith (geb 5/2/1908 Meissenheim, bur Row 8, Gr 245), Obs; Ogefr Walter Loewe (geb 3/25/1919 Calau, bur Row 9, Gr 251), R/O and Gefr Robert Kirchner (geb 1/12/1920 Schöningen, bur Row 8, Gr 235), Mech. Pilot Ofhr Mayer bur Row 8, Grave 237 (absa3945).
15 Mayer,OfwKG-40Ju 88C-6, Fw 200C-4Bomber Operational ClaspIdentified by photographer on the back of a German photo on the internet. Only other data was the KG-40 unit designation. This could be Uffz Kurt Mayer, prior to promotions, who served as Co-pilot for Fw Alfred Praschl, and killed when his ac collided with that of Hptm Karl Hans Weymar.
16 Mayer,Uffz81/JG-54 (S.U.), 3/JG-54 (8/43), 4/JG-54 (5/44)Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known Soviet victory, a Pe-2 SW of the Island Jalamo on 18 August, 1942. A 2nd, an Il-2 on 26 November, 1942. A 3rd, an I-153 on 14 January, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 10 February, 1943. A 5th, a P-39 on 1 August, 1943. A 6th, a P-39 on 2 August, 1943. A 7th, a Yak-1 on 4 August, 1943. An 8th, a Yak-9 on 1 May, 1944. This 8th victory may belong to a different Uffz Mayer. Could be Hans Meyer, wounded in 1944.
17 Mayer-Luhmann, HansLtIII/KG-77Ju 88A-4/B (lost 4/20/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 20 April, 1942; sd on a Malta raid by a Hurricane of No.185 Sq., piloted by Sgt Boyd. Two unnamed crew bailed, he crash landed near Rabat and died minutes later of his wounds.
18 Hissbach, Heinz HorstHptm1/30/1916Dessau34 11/KG-40 (9/42), 2/ZG-1 (9/42), I/NJG-1, Stfkpt 5/NJG-2 (2/44), Kdr II/NJG-2 (11/44; 4/45 Pocking) Bf 110 escort in KG-40 & ZG-1, Ju 88C-6 "R4 + GN" in 5/NJG-2, Ju 88G-6 "4R + AM" (lost 4/14/45) in II/NJG-2
RK(4/15/45 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 April, 1945 during a nocturnal low level attack on U.S. vehicles near Gelnhausen, when he was hit by AA fire. Remaining crew (KIA): R/O StbsFw Hubert Warzeche and Gnr Uffz Max Mayer. Pilot & R/O buried at Gelnhausen. 200+ missions, all victories were Night victories. One known victory shared with Hptm Hans Reicke, a Sunderland at Map Quadrant 14 West N/7512 on 1 September, 1942. Another shared victory, a Whitley V with Hermann Flothmann at the Bay of Biscay on 30 September, 1942. Another, a Beaufighter 15 km north of Ameland on 23 October, 1942, while in 14/KG-40. Another shared victory, AC type unknown, with Thies on 30 November, 1942. A "4 mot" at Stuttgart on 20 February, 1944. A Lancaster at St. Dizier on 28 April, 1944. A "4 mot" on 23 May, 1944, no location. A "4 mot" in the Etrepagny area on 10 June, 1944. A "4 mot" N of Abbeville on 25 June, 1944. A double on 1 July, 1944; both "4 mots", one at Blois-Vendome, the other at Chateaudun. A "4 mot" S of Abbeville on 5 July, 1944. A "4 mot" at Dieppe on 8 July, 1944. Three "4 mots" over northern France on 29 July, 1944. A "4 mot" WNW of Mönchen-Gladbach on 19 September, 1944. His 29th & 30th, both "4 mots" over England the night of 3/4 March, 1945 during Operation Gisela.


19 Hintermayer, JosefLt3/13/19221/KG-26 (Petsamo)He 111H-6 Werk # 4251 "1H + AH" (lost 2/1/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 February, 1942; failed to return from a mission west of Murmansk. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Ludvig Leinweber, Observer; Gefr Hans Mayer, R/O and Ogefr Willi Wachowitz, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway. Alternate spelling: Hintemeier & Hintermeyer.
20 Fleckner, HeinrichUffz5/KG-53 He 111H-5 Werk # 4057 "A1 + CN" (lost) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 1 July, 1941 after being rammed by a Soviet fighter near Daschkowska. Remaining crew(MIA): Lt Georg Wilhelm Mayer, Observer; Gefr Willi Dumer (or Dümer), R/O; Gefr Johann Papez, Mechanic, Gefr Bernard Thiatmer (or Thihatmer or Thialner), Gunner and Kriegsberichter Gefr Dr Hans Vohwinker (or Vowinkel. Alternate spelling, Pilot Uffz Fleckner: Flickner. Jager Blatt 6/2003 & D.Drury.
21 Brüstellin, Hans-HeinrichObstlt10/20/19094Leg.Condor(36), I/JG-76(later II/JG-54), Kdr I/JG-51(8/40 Wissant), I/JG-53(11/40), JG-54, JG-106Ju 52, Ju 86, Bf 109B & D, Bf 109E-4/B in JG-53; Ar 96, Bf 109 & Fw 190 in JG-106
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first victory, a Blenheim at Beauvais, north of Paris, 5 June, 1940, while in Stab I/JG-51. His 2nd, a Hawk-75 over the English Channel on 5 August, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 13 August, 1940. His 4th, a Hurricane on 15 August, 1940, no location. Seriously wounded during this encounter, he managed to return to base where he crash landed his Bf 109E, and was pulled from the burning wreckage. This kept him out of action for seven weeks. Channel pilot. Brüstellin replaced Hans Karl Mayer as Kdr I/JG-53 after Mayers death in October, 1940. Hans was Stfkpt of 3/JG-135 until named Kdr of I/JG-51 in October, 1939, replacing Ernst von Berg. He was Kdr JG-106 in September, 1944. Deceased 7 February, 1997. Alternate spelling: Brustellin.

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