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#Pilot (↑)RankBornPlaceScore (↑)UnitsAircraftAwards*************Notes*************Photo
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1 Graurock, Hans vonOfwStab I/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3574 "5K + CB" (lost 10/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 23 October, 1941 with Observer, Oblt Friedrich Volke and other unnamed crew, cause unknown.
2 Reinert, Ernst Wilhelm 'Erwi'Oblt2/2/1919Köln Lindenthal1744/JG-77 (1/43), 6/JG-77 (4/43), Stafkpt 1 & 3/JG-77, Stafkpt 14/JG-27, Kdr IV/JG-27 (1/45), III/JG-7 (3/45)Bf 109E-3 "White 12" Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13117 (lost 7/14/42, coll w/ Erwin Clausen), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13137 (lost 7/23/42 downed by a Pe-2), Bf 109F-4 Werk # 8280 (lost 7/26/42; crash due to tech prob), Bf 109G-2 "White 10" in 4/JG-77, Bf 109G-6 "Yellow 7 + -" (4/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20380 "White 1" (8/13/43), Bf 109K-4, Me 262 in JG-7 RK(7/1/42)-S(1/30/45)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/18/42)

EK 1 & 2
Wnd Bdg
Fighter Oper.Clasp w/Pendant
2 Bombers. EL conferred 6 October, 1942. 103 victories in the East. His first victory came on 8 August, 1941, shortly after joining 4/JG-77 in N. Africa. Downed three Soviet fighters on 19 March, 1942 in the Kerch Peninsula. His 50th victory, a Soviet I-16 Rata on 9 June, 1942. His 65th, a Yak-4 on 11 July, 1942. His 80th, a Pe-2 on 19 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 30 September, 1942. By the end of 1942, he had scored over 100 victories. 51 victories in North Africa. On 13 August, 1943 he was shot down by a P-40 after his 158-160 victories over Italy and made a water landing and was rescued. 20 victories in the West. His 169th victory, a P-51 W of Caen on 27 June, 1944. His 172nd, a P-51 NE of Leipzig on 2 November, 1944. 715 combat missions. In addition, 16 AC destroyed on the ground and 10 Tanks. Deceased 5 September, 2007. Photo

Ernst Reinert (L) Maximilian Volke (R) by Hans-Joachim Marseille's Kübelwagen 'Otto' April 1943

Courtesy Christian König

3 Volke, FriedrichObltStfkpt Stab I/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3574 "5K + CB" (lost 10/23/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 23 October, 1941 at Metwascha, cause unknown. Source: A. Mebius.
4 Volke, MaximilianFhjOfw5/23/1915Monaco374/JG-77 (7/42 S.U.), 5/JG-77 (1/43), 6/JG-77 (3/43), 4/JG-77 (3/43), 6/JG-77 (9/44 Ghedi No. Italy)Bf 109F & G (Trop), Bf 109G-6/U4 Werk # 441456 (lost 9/5/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 5 September, 1944 during aerial combat with American fighters (DK-G Awards List), location Mirandola (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known Soviet victory, said to be nos. 14, 15 & 16, a Hurricane and two DB-7s on 28 July, 1942. A DB-7 on 6 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 7 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 11 August, 1942. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1942. A Yak-1 on 21 August, 1942. A Pe-2 on 26 August, 1942. A Hurricane and a Yak-1 on 13 September, 1942. One known western victory, his 28th, a Kittyhawk 5 km northwest of Buerat on 2 January, 1943. In 6 Staffel, he downed a Spitfire 38 km southeast of Medenine on 7 March, 1943. On 10 March, 1943, he downed two Kittyhawks 60 km southwest of Gabes. Transferred to 4 Staffel, he downed a P-38 80 km northwest of Kairouan on 12 March, 1943. He and his ac were recovered in July 2007.

Ernst Reinert (L) Maximilian Volke (R) by Hans-Joachim Marseille's Kübelwagen 'Otto' April 1943
5 Völke, OskarUffz7/NJG-6 Bf 110G-4 Werk # 140224 "2Z + LR" (lost 11/18/44) Night Fighter Operational Clasp KIC 18 November, 1944 when his 110 crashed at Egervölgy Hungary after aerial combat. Remaining crew (KIC): Uffz Karl Hautzenberger (geb 9/7/1923 St Veit a.d.Glan), R/O and Uffz Günter Böhme, Gunner. Source: Janos Bruckner.

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