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1 Keitel, Hans Karl Oblt1/12/1915Kassel8 Stab I/JG-77 (5/40), Stfkpt 1/JG-77 (9/40), Stfkpt 10/JG-51 (11/40), Kdr IV/JG-51 (2/41) Bf 109E-4/B Werk # Unk "<<+" (lost 2/26/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 26 February, 1941 during aerial combat with a Spitfire southeast of Dungeness, and crashed into the Channel. His command of IV Gruppe lasted about one week. Added: The VDK lists him as having found a sea grave. He is commemorated in the memorial book at the Kiel-LaboeNaval Memorial (D.Drury). One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 26 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire over England on 4 September, 1940. His 3rd, a Spitfire over England on 15 September, 1940. His 6th (as reported by OKL), a Spitfire in the London area on 30 October, 1940. His 7th, per OKL, a Hurricane NW of Dunkirk on 10 February, 1941. His 8th, a Hurricane S of Dover on 26 February, 1941. Alternate spelling: Keittel.
2 Polster, Wolfgang "Poldi" Fw5 8/JG-26 (joins 11/42), 11/JG-26 (7/43; 2/45 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-4 in 42, Bf 109G-3 Werk # 16277 "Red 16" (lost 8/21/43; pilot injured, engine fire), Bf 109G-6 (6/44), Bf 109K-4, Fw 190D-9 Werk # 500603 "Yellow 10 + I" (lost 2/24/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp in Silver
WIA 24 February, 1945, when he was strafed by a Tempest of No.274 Sq., piloted by S/Ldr David "Foob" Fairbanks, after landing in "Yellow 10" at Plantluenne. His war flying was over after 107 missions. According to Gehrke, Polster flew more missions during the last bitter year than any other III Gruppe pilot. One known victory, a Spitfire at Scheld Mündung on 30 July, 1943. His 2nd, a B-17 (HSS) of 385BG NW of Münster on 10 October, 1943. His 3rd, a P-51 of 355FG E of Zwolle on 8 April, 1944. His 4th, a P-38 of 55FG at Pontoise, N of Paris, on 14 June, 1944. His 5th, another P-51 of RAF No. 122 Sq. N of Lisieux on 27 July, 1944. Aka "Wolfgang" per Butler Pilot List & Magnus.
3 Bär, Oskar Heinrich 'Heinz' or 'Pritzl' Obstlt3/25/1913Sommerfeld bei Leipzig221 1/JG-51 (9/40 St Ingelvert), Stafkpt 12/JG-51, Kdr IV/JG-51, Kdr I/JG-77, Kdr JGr-Süd, II/JG-1 (4/44), Kdr JG-3 (1/45), III/EJG-2, Kdr EpKdo 162, JV-44 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3714 "White 13" (crashed into Channel 9/2/40, pilot rescued), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 6663 "White 7" (4/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8318 "Brown 1" (8/41), Bf 109F-4 Wk# 7555 (5/42), Bf 109F-4 Wk#13376 "<< +" (Italy 42), Bf 109G-6 Wk# 18591 (20% dam; Bär injured when rammed by a landing ac), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 172689 "Red 23", Fw 190A-8/R2, Fw 190A-9 Werk # 205241 (9/44), Me 262C-1 "V186" w III/EJG-2, He 162

Deutsche Kreuz -Gold (6/8/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pendant
21 Bombers. His 200th victory was a B-24 Ser. # 41-29273 "Flak Magnet" of 458BG, 753BS, downed 22 April, 1944 (Abschussmeldung on file) at Hoetmar Germany, flown by 1/Lt Geo. N. Spaven Jr. (KIA). Germanys 9th ranked fighter Ace. 1000 combat missions. EL 8/14/41. Historys first Jet Ace! 16 victories in the Me 262. 10 victories in the Desert, Kdr I/JG-77. He was shot down 18 times. His 100th victory, an I-16 Rata on 19 May, 1942, the same day he downed five; three additional I-16s and an R-5. His 200th victory, a B-24 in the Ahlen area on 22 April, 1944 in his A-7 "Red 23". One of his last victories, a P-47 in the Bad Aibling area on 28 April, 1945, and a Mosquito, next day, same area, serving in JV-44. Began as Fw in JG-51 in Bf 109E Werk # 3714 "White 13" & E # 6663 "White 7". Also, Kdr I/JG-77 in May 1942. Served in JG-3 also. Fw 190A carried Werk # 172689 of II/JG-1. Also known to have flown Fw 190A-7 Werk # 431007 "Red 13" in II/JG-1. Flew an Me 262A-1a Wk#110559 "Red 13" also, in April, 1945. 16 Me 262 victories. Often out of Görings favor, he coined the phrase, "In my crate, I'm the commander". Killed in a light plane crash in Brunswick in 1957.

Major Heinz Bär (Kommandeur ll./JG1) briefing pilots at Rheine. L-R: Oblt. von Kirchmayr - Oblt. Burath - Unknown - Lt. Schwarz - Lt. Wegner - Lt. Deppe - Lt. Terborg - Obfw. Bach - Obfw. Schuhmacher - Obfw. Niederreicholz - Fw. Sauer - Fw. Fuchs - Uffz. Zinkl. Alternate spelling: Bäre.

4 Beesten, Bernfried Gotfried (Bernfried) von Hptm5/20/1917 4(H)/21 (6/41), NAGr.-4 (6/43), Stfkpt 3/SG-104 (8/44), Kdr III/SG-1 (1/45) Fw 190F
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2
EP (3/23/42), Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
5 Buchholz, Friedrich Fhr. von Fritz Maj4/29/1913Mittau, Latvia11 Stfkpt 10(E)/NJG-1 (6/43), 11/NJG-1 (8/43), Schulstaffel/NJG-1 (Grove 8/44) Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5324 "G9 + KY" (dam 8/24/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 720251 "G9 + HX" (lost 8/4/44) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Night Fighter Operational Clasp2
KIA 4 August, 1944 in his G-4 during aerial combat with two P-51s of 370FS, one piloted by Lt W.K. Baker, between Koege and Ringstedt, by Slimmige, Denmark. His two crewmembers were able to bail successfully. Fritz is buried in the Soldiers Cemetery in Denmark. Injured in a crash at Wittenberge on 23/24 August, 1943, due to technical failure, crew also injured. One known victory, a Hampden into the sea off Caestricum on 16 August, 1943. Jager Blatt 4/2003. Boiten, 2 victories. Alternate spelling: Buchholtz (Balss).
6 Joppien, Hermann Friedrich 'Jupp' Hptm7/19/1912Bad Hersfeld (or Bochum?)70 1/JG-51 (11/39), Stfkpt 1/JG-51 (8/40), Kdr I/JG-51 (10/40) Bf 109D & E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 5416 (2% dam 7/5/41), Bf 109F-2 Werk # 9670 "Black <<" (lost 8/25/41)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 25 August, 1941 in Wk# 9670 during aerial combat with a MiG-3 near Brjansk, S.U.. He slipped out of a steep turn for unknown reasons, crashed and burned on impact. Added: His remains have not been transferred to a military cemetery, but a grave is believed to exist at Bryansk. He is commemorated in the German War Cem. at Kursk-Besedino, Russia (D.Drury). WIA 5 July, 1941 when he was hit by Soviet ground fire near Bobruisk. A young and successful Channel pilot with 42 victories in the West, and one of the extremely dangerous fighter pilots transferred to Russia for Operation Barbarossa. One known victory, his 1st, a Morane near Zweibrücken, 23 November, 1939. His 2nd, a Dewoitine at Bethune, 23 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Hawk-75 at Breteuil on 5 June, 1940. His 4th, a LeO-451 at Ham on 6 June, 1940. Nos.5, 6 & 7, all Spitfires over Dover on 29 July, 1940. His 8th, a Spitfire near Dover on 11 August, 1940. Nos. 9 & 10, both Hurricanes on 15 August, 1940, no locations. His 15th, a Spitfire in the Folkestone area on 6 September, 1940. Nos.20 & 21, both Spitfires near London on 15 September, 1940. Nos.25 & 26, both Spitfires near Margate on 11 November, 1940. His 30th, a Hurricane over England on 5 December, 1940. His 40th, a Hurricane NW of Ashford on 21 April, 1941.Numerous victories in the East. Alternate spelling: Joppin (VDK).

7 König, Hans Heinrich 'Kegelkönig' Hptm7/23/1921Halle Saale28 5/ZG-76, 8/NJG-3, Jasta Helgoland (11/43), 3/JG-11 (12/43 Husum), Kdr I/JG-11 (5/44) Bf 109T-2 Werk # 7734 (lost 11/3/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 16477 (flown Summer 43), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550892 "Yellow 3" (lost 12/11/43), Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430489 ""Black <<" (lost 5/24/44)
RK(8/19/44 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge(8/17/43)
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 24 May, 1944 when the explosion of his last victim, a B-17, tore off the left wing of his A-7 near Kaltenkirchen. He was wounded during aerial combat and his A-6 crashed near Groningen Holland on 11 December, 1943. He ditched in his T-2 on 3 November, 1943 off Farsund due to engine trouble, pilot OK.
8 Marseille, Hans-Joachim 'Jochen' Hptm12/13/1919Berlin - Charlottenburg158 1(J)/LG-2 (8/40 Calais-Marck), JG-52 (9/40 Pas de Calais), 3/JG-27 (4/41 Gazala), Stfkpt 3/JG-27 (6/42 Bf 109E-4 Werk # 3579 "Wh 14" (50% dam, uninj aft crash at Calais aft combat), Bf 109E-4/B Werk # 2032 (25% dam 10/29/40; crashed at Wissant airfield after combat, pilot OK), Bf 109E-7 Wk# 5579 (75% dam Emer Land Wissant, pilot OK 9/11/40), Bf 109E-7 Werk # 5094 (shot down into Channel 9/23/40; rescued), Bf 109E-7/B Werk # 4091 "White 7" (9/28/40), Bf 109F/Trop Werk# 8693 "Yellow 14", Bf 109F Werk# 8673 "Yellow 14" as Stafkpt., Bf 109F-4/Trop Wk#s 10059 & 10137 (6/17/42), both "Yellow 14"s, Bf 109G-2/Trop Werk # 14256 "Yellow 14" (lost 9/30/42)

Italian Gold Medal for Valor

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/1/41)

EK 1 & 2
Ftr Oper.Clasp w/"300"
"The Star of Afrika" Killed in a flying accident 30 Sept. 1942 at Sidi-Abid-el-Rahman. Returning from a mission, the new 109 G-2 #14256 he was flying had a fractured oil line and the AC caught fire. When he bailed out, he struck the horizontal stabilizer and failed to open his chute. He was buried 2 October, 1942 at Derna, N. Africa, later reinterred at Memorial Gardens in Tobruk. He flew 383 combat missions. His first victory, a Spitfire over southeast England on 8 September, 1940. 151 victories in the Desert. His 100th, a Hurricane shot down over Gambut airfield, the AC crashing in flames into an AA gun emplacement. EL(6/6/42), S(6/18/42). He shot down an unprecedented 17 AC in one day, 1 September, 1942! Gunther Rall referred to Marseille as the "best shot in the Luftwaffe, a brilliant marksman, using an average of only 15 bullets per kill". Flew 109 Werk # 5237 also. Most of the "F" models were F-4s. His three trusty wingmen were: Rainer Pöttgen, Karl Mentnich and Josef Schlang. Benito Mussolini conferred the Italian Gold Medal for Valor to Marseille for his 1941 Mediterranean service. Hoehler Personality Photo/Profile.

Fritz Wendel - Pöhs - Jochen Marseille discuss Me 262

Marseille (L) with friend Mathew 'Matias' Letulu

Rare photo of Marseille with Italian fighter pilots
9 Opitz, Paul Rudolf 'Rudi' (AKA "Pitz") Hptm8/9/1910Landshut, Silesia Glider Instr (1934), DFS Test Pilot ('36-'40), Luftwaffe Tech Off (5/40), Test Pilot Erprobungskdo-Rechlin ('41), Deputy Chief Instr Erprobungskdo-16 (1/44 Bad Zwischenahn), Kdr II/JG-400 (11/44 Salzwedel) DFS-230, multiple aircraft models, Me 163B-0 V40 " Werk # 10054 "White 05" (lost 4/30/45)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45)

EK 1 & 2 (5/10/40)
Class "C" Glider Badge in Gold, Fighter Operational Clasp
He was injured 30 April, 1945, suffering burns, when he crashed during a demo flight at Husum. On 10 May, 1940, he was assigned to pilot a DFS-230 on the Eben Emael Raid, attacking the Veldwezelt, Be. Bridge. For this action, he was awarded the EK 1 & 2. He surrendered his group to Johnnie Johnson's group from his hospital bed after being injured in another accident. He lived in Connecticut after the war. Died at 99, 1 May, 2010, Bridgeport CT (Michael Opitz, Son 4/2020)
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Opitz test flies the 163

Courtesy Michael Opitz
10 Sayn-Wittgenstein, Heinrich Prinz zu Maj8/14/1916Kopenhagen Denmark83 KG-51 (5/40), KG-1 (6/41), Kdr IV/NJG-5 (12/42), NJG-100, II/NJG-3, Kdr NJG-4, Kdr NJG-2 (1/44 Deelen) He 111(KG-51), Do 17Z(NJG-2), Ju 88C(NJG-3), Bf 110(NJG-5), Ju 88C-6 #750467 "R4 + XM"(lost 1/22/44) RK(10/2/42)-EL(8/31/43)-S(1/23/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(9/7/42)

EK 1 & 2
NJ Oper.Clasp w/"300"
KIA the night of 21-22 January, 1944 in Ju 88C-6, when he was Kdr NJG-2; sd by a Mosquito of No.141 Sq., piloted by P/O Desmon B.Snape during a raid on Magdeburg, after downing five enemy AC himself. 150 missions against ground targets while in KG-1 & KG-51 in Russia. 29 night victories in Russia. One known victory, a Lancaster B, Mk 1, "R5632"; crashed into the North Sea, 19 mi. W of Den Haag, 24 July, 1942 (R.Snape). Three DB-3s and a Boston the night of 19-20 July, 1943. His first known Soviet night victory, two DB-3s on 17 April, 1943. A DB-3 on 23 April, 1943. Another Soviet, a B-25 SE of Schweindl (sic) on the night of 23-24 April, 1943. A Soviet DB-3 the night of 11-12 July, 1943. Seven Soviet victories on the night of 20-21 July, 1943. His 1st known western victory came on 9 May, 1942, four months after joining NJG-2. His stay in the west was brief, and he returned to Russia in May 1943 downing a DB-3 SE of Eydklau on 1 May, 1943. He was Kdr JG-100 in August, 1943. Numerous multiple victory nights including 5 AC on 21/22 January, 1944, the night he perished. His R/O in IV/NJG-5 (June 1943) was Herbert Kümmritz. In II/NJG-3 & NJG-2, it was Fw Friedrich Ostheimer (survived) and mech. Kurt Matzuleit, both safe the night of 21/22 January. Maj Sayn-Wittgenstein's body was found in a woods near Stendal. Buried at the German War Cemetery at Ysselsteyn, Holland, TH-1-2.

11 Schlossstein, Karl Friedrich Fritz Hptm2/28/1918Kirchheimbo-landen, Rheinpfalz8 1(Z)/JG-77 (11/41), Stfkpt 13(Z)/JG-5 (3/42), Stfkpt 10(Z)/JG-5 (5/42), Kdr I/ZG-101, Kdr II/ZG-76, Kdr IV/JG-54(3/45) Bf 110F-2 Werk # 5019 (8/42 lost- flak) & Bf 110G-2 Wk# 5213 (50% dam 3/14/43; overturned in a squall) in Z/JG-5, Ju 88 in ZG-101, Fw 190A-8 in JG-54
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/31/43)

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Destroyer Operational Clasp in Gold w/"300"
WIA (injured) 14 March, 1943 landing accident in Wk# 5213 at Kirkenes Norway airfield after an operational flight. His R/O, Fw Gerhard Friedrich was also injured (Source: SIG Norway). A Stfkpt in 13/ZG-76 in the Summer of 1944, he rescued two crew members, Gross, the pilot, and Gerhard Sarodnik, R/O, when they were downed in their Bf 110. Kdr I/ZG-101 in June, 1944. Thought to be the last Commander of II/ZG-76. 300+ combat missions. One known victory, his 5th, a MiG-3 on 10 May, 1943 over the Notowki Bight. Magnus Report, 8 victories. Bowers/Lednicer, 8 victories. Residing at Gartenstr. 10c, 76744 Maximiliansau in 2005. Deceased 18 July, 2017 (C.König).
12 Aalgeer,Uffz11/NJG-2Ju 88C & G
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a "4 mot" in the Bochum-Dortmund area on 4 November, 1944.
13 Aaltonen, Lasse ErikOffz CandFinland132/LeLv-26 (12/39), 3/HLeLv-34D.XXI "FR-105" (12/39) B-239, Fiat G.50 "FA-33" & "FA-35" (6/41), Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
FR-105 was also flown by Onni Paronen, who also scored victories in this AC during the Winter War. 300 combat missions. Source: Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer 12.67 victories. Magnus, 8.5 victories.
14 Abbrederis, WalterUffz6/9/1919Dornbirn, Austria1/SG-10Fw 190F-8 "White 8" (lost 5/8/45)Assault Operational ClaspKIA 8 May, 1945, just 5 hours before the Armistice. He and four others were on a flight from Budweis to Sonthofen to avoid Russian captivity, when they were attacked by two P-51s near the southern tip of Lake Ammersee. His ac began to burn and crashed near Ingenried, area Kaufbeuren. In 1995, the remains of Abbrederis and his ac were found with numerous forms of ID. He is buried in the Sonthofen Cemetery. Source: Friedrich Braun (Ulm).
15 Abel, ErnstFw7/JG-11Fw 190A-7 Werk # 430480 (dam 4/9/44)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 9 April, 1944 during aerial combat in the Flensburg area.
16 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). ( & 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).
17 Abel, GeorgOfw7/KG-40Fw 200C-4 Werk # 0145 "F8 + DR" (lost 6/24/43)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 24 June, 1943, six crew killed, no further detail (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book, H. Breuer).
18 Abel, HansOgefr.7/JG-26Fw 190A-4 Werk # 7052 "White 8" (lost 10/18/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 18 October, 1942 by return fire from English patrol boats during an evening recon mission in the Dover- Ramsgate area. Alternate spelling: Abal
19 Abele, WilhelmUffzII/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140345 "??" (lost 7/6/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 6 July, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List).
20 Abelmann, EduardOfwFi 156C-3 (Trop) "CR + QI" (interned in Sweden, date unk)Liason Operational ClaspWhile on a flight from Schleswig to Hamburg, he and Fw Werner Köhn decided to seek the safety of neutral Sweden, landing at the Bulltofta airfield. Köhn is believed to be the passenger although the pilot was not positively identified by the author. Source: B.Widfeldt
21 Abendroth, AlexanderOfwII/SKG-10 (Sicily)Fw 190A-5/U8 (lost 7/11/43)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 11 July, 1943 over Sicily, cause and location not reported. Source: Collin Fuller.
22 Abendroth, HerbertLt3/15/1917Allenstein, E.Prus.32/JG-77 (6/44 Italy), Stffüh 9/JG-77 (1/45)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161111 "Red 7" (lost 7/6/44), Bf 109G-14, Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330204 "White 13" (lost 1/1/45) Note: may have been "White 1" per Bf 109 Loss List.
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945. Shot down by German Navy flak east of Kalmhout, north of Antwerp. He bailed out successfully and became a prisoner near Maaseyck, Belgium. Another source (Manrho/Putz publ,) suggests he made a belly landing and was captured. WIA 6 July, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 8km west of Verona, bailed safely (Bf 109 Loss List). One known victory, his 1st, a P-38 on 10 May, 1944. His 2nd, a P-47 on 9 June, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 on 18 September, 1944, no location given.
23 Abendroth, WernerGefr21/SG-4 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190F-8 Werk # 583610 (90% dam) EK 2
Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
WIC 12 February, 1945; injured in a crash near Würschitz due to engine failure. His first known victory, a Soviet LaGG-3 on 13 August, 1944. A 2nd, an La-5 SW of Jakava on 15 September, 1944.
24 Abenhausen, WolfOblt3/KG-26He 111H-3 Werk # 3157 "1H + ML" (lost 9/11/40)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 11 September, 1940 after his ac was hit by AA fire, and then further damaged by several fighters. His ac finally crashed at Dormansland, south of Lingfield, Surrey, where it exploded. Remaining crew (deceased buried CC): Fw Henry Westphalen, Obs (KIA, parachute accident, bur 1/7/242); Fw Heinz Hauswald, R/O (WIA/POW); Uffz Bruno Herms, Flt Engr (KIA, bur 9/7/40) and Gefr Fritz Zahle, Gnr (KIA, also bur 9/7/40). Oblt Abenhausen buried 1/7/242 (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Abendhausen.,
Cannock Chase
25 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
26 Abitz, HeinzGefr7/JG-3 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # 787486 "Yellow 1 + -" (lost 3/5/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 5 March, 1945; Downed during a strafing mission, area of Naugard. Mombeek MIA List.
27 Ableiter, Hans TheoFhjFw19/JG-4Fw 190A-8 Werk # ? (lost 9/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported KIA on 12 September, 1944 at Halberstadt, no further detail (JG-4 List). One known victory, a B-17 in the Chemnitz area on 11 September, 1944.
28 Abler, WolfUffz9/JG-5 Fw 190A-8 Werk # Unk " White 9" Fighter Operational ClaspPhoto images (C.König 1/2023).
29 Abracht, HeinzUffzI/LG-1Ju 88A-4 "38"Bomber Operational ClaspA Balkan Campaign pilot, he crash landed his Ju 88 "38" on 28 March, 1941, at his airfield at Plovdiv-Krumowo Bulgaria on a training mission. Cause and pilot and crew disposition unknown.
30 Abraham, EduardFwErg/JG-Süd (Germany)Bf 109F-1 Werk # 6617 (90% dam 9/17/42)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 17 September, 1942; crashed at Gross-Ostheim due to engine failure on a non-operational flight.
31 Abraham, PaulLt5/JG-27Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440066 "Black 7" (lost)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Known to have been shot down with injuries by Grossengstingen, near Stuttgart, on 16 March, 1944 as a result of B-17 return fire and/or P-51 escorts. On 18 March, 1944, he and Uffz Helmut Rosenbaum found themselves in the hospital at Riedlingen with a B-17 bomber pilot. Abraham returned repeatedly to the his crashsite until his death. Jager Blatt 1/2003.
32 Abraham, SiegfriedFwI/KG-26 He 111H-11 Werk # 110379 "1H + FL"(lost 11/11/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA 11 November, 1943. DK-G Awards List
33 Abrahamczik, RudolfHptm4/17/1920Kurzendorf, Schlesien1 6/KG-40, 2/KG-2 (5/42 Gilze-Rijen), 5/KG-2, Stfkpt 14/KG-2 (2/44), Stfkpt 2/KG-51 (5/45 Prag-Ruzyne) Do 217E-4 Werk # 5381 "U5 + ??" (15% dam 5/30/42, no inj, crash at G-R FP), Me 410, Ju 188, Me 262A/1a (Jabo)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)
EK 1(4/8/42) & 2(10/12/41)
Bomber Operational Clasp in Gold(7/29/42)
233 combat missions, including 69 in the Me 262. He also flew 7 missions as a fighter pilot and sd 3 enemy ac (Kaiser RK book). Source: "Das waren die deutschen Kampflieger-Asse 1939-1945" by Georg Brütting, pg 178. Rudolf deceased 4 December, 1995 in Ibbenbüren.
34 Abrams, TeodorsLtLatviaLuftwaffe Recon Unit, NSGr-12 (Latvian) (3/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-8
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
The most combat-experienced Latvian pilot in WWII. He was recommended for the DK-G in October, 1944, but never received it due to the disbanding of the Latvian flying formations. Pictured with Latvian volunteers Mencis and Klints in the Neulen book.
35 Absmayer, WalterUffz1/JG-53 (Italy)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 160385 "White 12" (lost 11/10/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 140035 "White 2" (lost 11/30/43)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 30 November, 1943 after aerial combat with a Spitfire at Termoli. WIA 10 November, 1943 during aerial combat with a Spitfire at Aquino (Bf 109 Loss List).
36 Abt, AntonOfw3/JG-53 (Italy) Bf 109G-6 Werk # 161345 "Yellow 20" (lost 3/18/44) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 18 March, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-38 near the Maniago airfield. Alternate spelling: Abte.
37 Abt, PeterOfhr9/JG-3 (S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 19651 "Yellow 11 + I" (lost 7/30/43)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 July, 1943; Aerial combat over Dmitrijewka, Map Quadrant 89/2/5. Mombeek MIA List.
38 Abt, WilhelmLt7/31/1923Stfkpt 14(Pz)/SG-9Hs 129B-2 Werk # 140808 (lost 11/15/43)Ground Assault Operational ClaspMIA 15 November, 1943 somewhere in the area from Oleksandriya (Russian Alexandria) to Melitopol, both in the Ukraine. No VDK burial information (D.Drury).
39 Accorsi, Italy, Regia Aeronautica Italiana151 Gruppo (Libya)Ca. 133 (lost 2/4/41)KIA with crewman named Cellerani 4 February, 1941 after being sd at Tobruk Libya by RCAF P/O J.B. McColl of No. 73 Sq. (RCAF Claims List).
40 Ach, OttoUffz16/JG-5 (12/44 Stavanger Norway)Bf 109G-14/AS Werk # Unk "Blue ??" (4/11/45) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 of RAF No.65 Sq., piloted by Lt Friedrich Hiley Bradford (KIA). The P-51 crashed into the Frier fjord at Flakvarp (F.Braun). Group picture,, Andreas Brekken.
41 Achammer, FredOblt1III/EJG-2Me 262 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-51 of 359FG, 368FS, piloted by Capt. M.F. Boussu, near the Lechfeld airfield on 9 April, 1945.
42 Achard, GerhardLt1/10/1924Berlin 4/JG-300 (9/44), I/JG-300 (2/45 Reich Def) Bf 109G-6/AS (lost 9/25/44 at Elten), Bf 109G-10 Werk # 150826 "Blk 5" (lost 2/14/45 vic Dahlen/Oschatz) Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 14 February, 1945 during aerial combat near Dahlen/Oschatz. Regarding the loss of his G-6, cause and pilot disposition unknown. Alternate spelling: Achart.
43 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).
44 Achenbach, Fritz JochenOblt5/ZG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 110G-2 Werk # 5410 "2N + NN" (lost 5/29/44)Destroyer Operational ClaspReported lost 29 May, 1944 NE of Isper, no further detail. LW Loss Report & Bf 110 Loss List
45 Achenbach, HerbertUffz7/JG-1Fw 190A-8 Werk # 173889 "Yellow 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 28 November, 1944; enemy action at Ülzen. No known grave. Source: J. Geensen.
46 Achenbach, Johann HeinrichLt2/14/1922 III/JG-2 (5/43), 12/JG-2 (10/43) Fw 190A-5 Werk # 157329 (lost 5/15/43), Fw 190A-5 Werk # 7288 (lost 10/3/43) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 3 October, 1943 during aerial combat, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu.408/15 West. Channel pilot. Injured in a crash at Bahlge, near Vannes, on 15 May, 1943, due to an engine fire.
47 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).
48 Acher, AugustFw1/Kü.Fl.Gr-906He 115 B/C Werk # 2729 "8L + IH" (lost)Reconnaissance Operational Clasp in Gold (8/19/42)MIA 22 October, 1942; missing at Latscha Lake during a flight to support agents behind enemy line. AC was borrowed by 2/Vers.Verb.Ob.d.L.. Remaining crew (all MIA): Oblt Kurt Helf, Observer; Uffz Ernst Leuenhagen, R/O and Uffz Stefan Kuballa, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
49 Achilles, GerhardFw5/KG-3 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 3744 "5K + PN" (lost 5/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 15 May, 1942 at Szablage, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
50 Achilles, HeinzUffz9/StG-77 (S.U.)Ju 87D-3 Werk # 100401 "S2 + ET" (lost 8/7/43)Dive Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew 7 August, 1943 in Map Quad Pl.Qu. 6139 due to flak. Ju 87 Loss List
51 Achilles, HeinzUffz6/KG-1 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 006 "V4 + BC" (lost 7/22/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with two other unnamed crew in the Augusta harbor 22 July, 1943, one other KIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
52 Achilles, PaulObst8/1/1890Braunschweig-WattenbüttelStfkpt 1(F)/ Ob.d.L. (7/41), Stab (F)/Ob.d.L., Kdr Kommando Orly/Versuchsverband Ob.d.L. (5/43), various Staff PositionsJu 88, He 111
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(12/15/41)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Added: A WWI pilot scoring 8 victories. He died in 1966 at Wolfsburg-Brackstedt, where he was buried. The grave no longer exists (D.Drury).
53 Achilles, RudolfFhrOfwI/JG-27 (12/44 Rheine)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 460621 "Yellow 4" (lost 12/17/44) Fighter Operational Clasp in Bronze Became a POW after being shot down at Haps, 10km S of Nijmegen, 17 December, 1944 by Hawker Tempests of No. 56 Squadron. It was his fourth combat mission.
54 Achilles, WernerUffz9/KG-26Ju 88A-17 Werk # 550285 "1H + ET" (lost 7/12/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 12 July, 1944 following damage sustained during an attack on convoy UGS 46 off the coast of Algeria. The ac crashed at sea off the coast of Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain. Remaining crew (MIA): Uffz Wilhelm Specks, Fw Gerhard Ssheer and Uffz Willi Walter (D.Drury)..
55 Achleitner, FranzLtAustria59/JG-3 (Channel0Bf 109E-4 "Yellow 8 + I" (lost 8/24/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 24 August, 1940 after aerial combat off Herne Bay. Released from captivity 29 July, 1946 (H. Breuer). One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Arras, 19 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 29 May, 1940. His 3rd & 4th, two Blenheims 20 km W of Arras on 10 July, 1940. His 5th, a Spitfire over the English Channel on 20 August, 1940. Magnus.
56 Achter, ArnoFwErg/SKG-10 (3/43 Cognac), II/SKG-10 (7/43 Sicily)Fw 190A-5 Werk # 180935 (lost 8/1/43)Wound Badge
Assault Operational Clasp
MIA 1 August, 1943 during a ground attack in the Nicosia area, most likely AA fire. WIC 8 March, 1943 in a non-operational crash at the Cognac airfield, no cause reported (Collin Fuller).
57 Achterberg, BernhardOgefrJG-300Fw 190A-8 & Bf 109G-10 and G-14Fighter Operational ClaspHis name appears on an AC Lost List; AC lost 1/1/45 at Berlin, cause and pilot disposition unknown.
58 Achtermann, ErwinOblt11/29/1913Annweiler9/JG-1 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410722 "Yellow 17 + I" (lost 4/11/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 11 April, 1944 during aerial combat with a P-51 near Magdeburg. Buried Annweiler an Trifels. Source: J. Geensen.
59 Acinger, VilimHptmCroatia (of German descent)JFS-4 (7/41), 10 or 11 Sq./Kroat 4th Ftr Grp (Mariupol 12/41), 15(Kroat)/JG-52Bf 109E in 4 Grp, Bf 109G-2 & G6 EK 2
Fighter Operational .
Shot in May 1945 attempting to escape from the Zagreb prison camp before he was to be executed by Titos partisans (Neulen). Completed flight training in Germany, arriving at the Russian Front in December, 1941, In the Spring of 1942, he returned to Croatia due to illness. Some sources credit him with 9 victories, others with as many as 16. In reality, he only scored one unconfirmed victory in such a short tour (Savic and Ciglic-Osprey).
60 Ackenhausen, HelmutFw3(F)/123 (Channel)Ju 88A-1 Werk # 0393 "4U + RL" (lost 9/27/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW 27 September, 1940; sd by a Spitfire of No.152 Sq., piloted by P/O Marrs during a photo sortie of Liverpool. The ac crashed off Porlock Beach, Somerset. Remaining crew: Oblt Willi Rude, Obs (POW); Ofw Erwin Riehle, R/O (POW) and Ogefr Wilhelm Reuhl, Mech (KIA during Spitfire attack, bur in the Porlock Cem. Source: "Somoerset at War, 1939-1945" article per D.Drury.
61 Acker, HeinrichUffz49/JG-4Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461514 "White 8" (lost 9/27/44)EP

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 27 September, 1944; Combat mission near Keelen (Arnheim). Mombeek MIA List. Update: He is buried in the German Cemetery at Donsbrüggen, near Kleve, Grave 2215 and death reported in October, 1944 (K.Lusink). One known victory, a B-17 SW of Chemnitz on 11 September, 1944. A 2nd, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 12 September, 1944. A 3rd, a B-17 W of Halberstädt on 12 September, 1944. His 4th B-17 in the Wernigerode area, also on 12 September, 1944.
62 Ackermann, Uffz11/JGr Süd (1/44)Fw 190A EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a P-38 at Cassis on 27 January, 1944. This may be Dieter, Rolf or Werner Ackermann, most likely Dieter.
63 Ackermann, AlwinFw6/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 822033 "3Z + FP" (lost 7/12/43)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA with unnamed crew at Gela 12 July, 1943, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List).
64 Ackermann, Dieter DietrichGefr29/JG-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-14 Werk # 781229 "Yellow 3 + I" (lost 10/12/44)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 October, 1944 during aerial combat at Wennigsen, near Hannover. One known victory, his 2nd, a B-17 40 km S of Magdeburg on 28 May, 1944.
65 Ackermann, GeorgLt3/12/1918KoblenzStfkpt 5 & /KG-53 (3/45)He 111H

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/21/42)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. Deceased 16 December, 2007, Klotten.
66 Ackermann, GotthilfFw2/24/1919Sollbach, Krs. Murbach3/KG-40Fw 200C/U3 Werk # 0062 "F8 + Bl" (lost 4/1/44)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 April, 1944; failed to return from a mission over the North Sea, approx 400 km NW of Lofoten. He was serving as Co-pilot with Oblt Walter Klomp (MIA also) this date. Source: B.Bines.
67 Ackermann, HelmutUffz1(H)/32 (Lappland)Do 17P-1 Werk # 1079 "1R + DH" (lost 7/10/41)Observer Operational ClaspMIA 10 July, 1941 on an operational mission by Vioninnen (Norway ?), cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ofw Fritz Lange, Observer and Uffz Edmund Kuberek, R/O. Source: SIG Norway.
68 Ackermann, JohannFw1/KG-77 (Channel)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 8645 "3Z + OH" (lost 9/2/42)Bomber Operational ClaspPOW 2 September, 1942 after making a force landing near Grimsby, no further detail of the cause given. Remaining crew (all POW): Ogefr R. Weingand, Observer, Uffz H. Wandt, wireless operator and Uffz R. Eysoldt, mechanic.
69 Ackermann, RolfFw1/13/19193/JG-1He 162 (lost 4/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 23 April 1945 during a landing accident, overturning his new He 162 at Leck airfield. Buried Leck, Grave 4. "One of the most experienced pilots in 3/JG-1 in April, 1945." No mention of Rolf earlier or from other sources! Could be the Ackermann in 1/JGr Süd in January, 1944.
70 Ackermann, WernerUffzErg/SKG-10 (8/43), 1/JG-4 (4/44 Italy)Fw 190A-4 Werk # 5758 (95% dam 12/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162528 "White 4" (lost 4/28/44)Wound Badge
Assault and/or Fighter Operational Clasp
Crashed at Jonzac with injuries on 22 December, 1943, cause not reported. KIA 28 April, 1944, shot down by British fighters, and crashed by Muraglia/Pesaro, Italy. Jager Blatt article. Alternate spelling: Achermann.
71 Ackmann, ErichUffz3/JG-1Bf 109E-4 (25% dam 8/16/40), Bf 109E-1 (lost 8/26/40)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 26 August, 1940 during aerial combat SW of the Isle of Wight. He damaged his E-4 apparently striking the ground during a low level attack east of the Isle of Wight.
72 Ackmann, WilhelmUffz8/JG-6Fw 190A-8 Werk # 738129 "Blue 6" (lost 1/30/45)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 30 January, 1945 at Kosten, no further detail (JG-6 List).
73 Acqua, EzioOffz CandItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana4359a, 22o Gruppo Atonnomo (Capodichino 8/43)MC.202
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Notable success against American bombers while defending Italy. Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey
74 Adam,Uffz15/JG-3Bf 109F EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 19 August, 1942.
75 Adam, Uffz13/JG-26 (3/43)Fw 190A-4 & A-5 EK 2
Fighter Opertional Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a LaGG-3 in Russia on 16 March, 1943.
76 Adam, BernardFw22/JG-26Bf 109E-7 (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 17 June, 1941 in aerial combat with a Hurricane over the Channel off Boulogne. His first victory, a Hurricane W of Dover on 24 August, 1940. His 2nd victory, a Spitfire 30 km N of Rye on 6 September, 1940. Promoted to Lt. Post..
77 Adam, ErichOblt7/22/19102/KG-40 (2/41), Stfkpt 11/KG-40 (3/42), Stfkpt 12/KG-40 (10/42), Führerkurierstaffel (11/42), Kdr Kurierstf. Flensburg (5/45)Fw 200C-1 Werk # 0003 "F8 + DK" (lost 2/9/41)Bomber Operational ClaspAC reported lost 9 February, 1941 off the Portuguese coast, all six unnamed crew survived (Fw 200 Losses, 1988 Book per H. Breuer). Added: The crew were arrested by the Portuguese police, but escaped to Spain. Remaining crew: Fw Paul Hecht, Co-pilot; Ofw Dietrich Gropp, R/O 1; Uffz Kurt Dreyer, R/O 2; Ofw Erich Grasberger, Flt Engr and Uffz Herbert Pluntke, Gnr. (D.Drury). Last known rank in 5/45, Major (LOCS).
78 Adam, FriedrichOfw14/NAGr-12Fw 190A EK 2
Observer Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a P-51 over Lake Bolsena Italy, 24 October, 1943.
79 Adam, GeorgOblt14/JG-54, I/JG-7Fw 190A, Me 262

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 20 April, 1945. DK-G Awards List. His one known victory, on his last mission, a P-38 at Map Quadrant IQ2. After this victory, and out of fuel, he made an emergency landing in a field at Warendorf. NOTE: No record of this man wining the DK-G and/or the RK!
80 Adam, GüntherLt1/29/1917Kiel 2(H)/Aufkl.Gr.-14 (5/40), NAGr-13 (3/43) Fw 190A-4 Werk # 704 (lost 3/23/43) Night Observer Operational Clasp KIA 23 March, 1943, colliding with another A-4, Wk# 651, piloted by Hptm Gerhard Sembritzki, at Map Quadrant P{l.Qu.1019 (Kanal). Added: He is commemorated in the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.Drury).
81 Adam, HansLt3/12/192110 6/JG-51 (5/42 S.U.), 4/JG-51 (11/42 Tunisia), 5/JG-51 (1/43), Instr Erg/JGr-Ost (2/43), 2/JG-51 (9/43), Instr 3/JGr-Ost (4/44), Stffüh 3(Erg)/ JGr-Nord, (10/44), Stfkpt 3(Erg)/JG-1 (11/44) Bf 109F & G-2 (Trop) Werk # 13975 (10% dam 11/28/42 in JG-51, Bf 109G-14 Werk # 166341 "Yellow 36" (or 921628 109 Loss List) (lost 3/12/45) EP

EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 12 March, 1945 during aerial combat with P-51s at Styding, west of Hadersleben. He was seen to bail, but he was too low for his chute to deploy. He was buried in the Friedenshügel Cemetery in Flensburg (Source: Air War over Denmark). WIA 28 November, 1942 during aerial combat at Bizerta. One known victory, A Soviet MiG-1 on 10 July, 1942. A Yak-1 on 6 August, 1942. A MiG-3 on 7 August, 1942. A MiG-1 on 12 August, 1942. Two Il-2s on 21 August, 1942. A Yak-9 at Gorki on 5 October, 1943. His first known western victory, a Spitfire 10 km southeast of Beja N. Africa on 27 November, 1942. Another, a Boston south southwest of Dejbel-el-Magrun on 1 January, 1943. Magnus. A 10th, a B-24 at Blechhammer on 7 August, 1944, while in 3/JGr-Ost (OKL Claims List).
82 Adam, HansLt1/4/19222/JGr Süd (France)Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6344 "Red 11" (95% dam 3/20/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 20 March, 1943 near Salon de Provence airfield, cause unknown. Buried at Dagneux France. Jager Blatt 4/2004.
83 Adam, HeinrichLt2/13/19226/KG-6 (Channel) Ju 88A-14 Werk # 144522 "3E + CP" (lost 4/4/43) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA with unnamed crew the night of 3/4 April, 1943, cause unknown, location not reported (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Believed sd by a Beaufighter of No. 29 Sq. over the North Sea, 23km W of Schouwen (LOCS).
84 Adam, Heinz Günther (Hans?)Lt8/2/1920Herzogswaldau5 2/JG-26 (7/41), 1/JG-26 (12/42) Bf 109F in 41, Fw 190A "Black 9" (4/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 730 "White 5" (lost 12/20/42)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 20 December, 1942, when he stalled his Wk# 730 trying to land at Drucat. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire south of Cassel on 17 July, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire into the Channel northwest of Dunkirk on 17 September, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 3 km northwest of Etaples on 21 September, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 5 km northeast of Dieppe on 19 August, 1942. Magnus. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories.
85 Adam, HelmutUffz14/JG-52 (5/42 S.U.)Bf 109F-4 Werk # 13225 "White 3 + -" (lost 7/1/42) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIC 1 July, 1942 at Walujki while making an emergency landing, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List). His first known victory, a Soviet Pe-2 NE of Petroskaya on 27 May, 1942.
86 Adam, HerbertLt4/24/19242/KG-30 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1253 "5K + EK" (lost 8/19/43) Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew 19 August, 1943, probably due to flak, in Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 7079, one other crew returned OK (Ju 88 Loss List).
87 Adam, HermannUffz5/16/192215/JG-54 (8/44 S.U.)Fw 190A-6 Werk # 5765 "Black 7" (lost) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 17 September, 1944 15 km south of Wenden Pl.. His first known victory, a Soviet Yak-9 on 28 August, 1944.
88 Adam, PaulFw2/Kü.Fl.Gr-606Ju 52n Werk # 5945 "DC + SF" (lost)Transport Operational ClaspKIC 4 March, 1941 during a courier flight between Gardermoen and Berlin, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Alfred Gans, R/O; Uffz August Ahrens, Mechanic and Uffz Hans Müller, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway.
89 Adam, RobertHptm7/17/1911LudwigshafenKdo 67 (1/36), 8/KGrzbV-108 (4/40), 1/LKS-2 (7/42), Var. Kdos, Stfkpt 5/Fliegerzielgesh-1 (1/44-4/45)Ju 52
EK 1 & 2
WSC 1 & 2
Glider Pilot Badge
Transport Operational Clasp in Bronze
Source: Kevin Huckfield
90 Adam, WilhelmUnkUnkHe 111HBomber Operational ClaspHe was a bomber pilot, ordered to the Stalingrad Pocket on 12 December, 1942, by FM von Paulus. He was to assist in the evacuation of ambulatory wounded and the female nursing staff from the Pitomnik airfield. He was quoted as saying, "The place was overflowing with crashed aircraft and destroyed vehicles: there a "Condor", here a Focke Wulf". "Among the wrecks were Ju 52's and He 111's, the work of Russian bombers and fighters". Source: Wikipedia.
91 Adami, Ramieri Piccolomini ClementiniHptmItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana797a, Kdr 90a, Kdr 10o GruppoCR 42, MC 200, MC 205V, Fiat G.55, Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Massimello & Apostolo-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 7 victories. Victories may be as high as 19 (H. Breuer)
92 Adams GerhardLt7/5/1916Düsseldorf1(F)/22 (S.U.) Ju 88D-2 Werk # 0800 "4N + EH" (lost 7/5/41) Observer Operational Clasp KIA 5 July, 1941 while flying as observer for Pilot Ofw Wilhelm Will (KIA). The ac crashed in the Ostrow-Pskow-Luga area, cause unknown (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: Remaining crew: Ofw P.Teupe, R/O (POW) and Uffz Kurt Otterbach, Gnr (KIA). The three deceased are buried at the Ger War Cem at Sebesh, Russia, Blk 8, Row 13 as follows: Ofw Will Gr 1181, Lt Adams Gr 1179 and Uffz Otterbach Gr 1180 (D.Drury).
93 Adams, ErichGefr2/TG-20 (Nautsi Finland)Ju 52 Werk # 6069 "7U + OK" (lost 10/21/44)Transport Operational ClaspMIA 21 October, 1944; sd by Russian ac and crashed into the Muddusjärvi Lake, killing the remaining crew: Ofw Alfred Böhm and Ogefr Alf Schuhmacher (Flyvrak Norway).
94 Adamski, TheodorLt18/NJG-1Bf 110G-4 Werk # 110061 (lost 3/9/45)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 8/9 March, 1945 crashing at Möhne Dam, bailed out at too low a level after colliding with balloon cables, while being chased by a Mosquito (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" opposing the Dortmund/Münster Raid on 23 September, 1944. Boiten, 3 victories. The Bf 110 Loss List suggests he was KIC 5 March, 1945 at Mohnetal-Sperre due to icing, and they refer to the LW Loss Report for this detail.
95 Addicks, HerbertUffz2/26/1921Oldenburg9/JG-54Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731776 "Yellow 4" (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 26 July, 1944 after being shot down by Spitfires, crashing south of Lisieux. In 2003, his remains were found and he was buried in La Combe. Jager Blatt 2/2004. Alternate spelling: Addicke
96 Ade, WilhelmOfhr2/JG-1 (9/44 Greifswald) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 960553 Black 3 (lost 1/1/45), Fw 190A-9 Werk # 980219 "Black 3" (lost 1/14/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Shot down over Baarn Holland in Wk# 960553 on 1 January, 1945 during Operation Bodenplatte, pilot OK. WIA 14 January, 1945 near Lünten during aerial combat with a Spitfire; bailed safely.
97 Adel, ErichGefr19/JG-4Bf 109G-6 Werk # 441991 (dam 9/11/44) EK 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 11 September, 1944 during aerial combat at Vejprty CZ (JG-4 List), no further detail. One known victory, a Spitfire NE of Karlovy Vary on 11 September, 1944.
98 Adelhütte, HansOblt12/10/192015KG-41, 6/KG-3 (8/42 S.U.), III/KG-3 (10/43-5/44), I/NJG-7 (6/44), 6/NJG-3 (8/44)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 360236 "5K + LP" (lost 8/1/42) in 6/KG-3, Ju 88G-1 Werk # 714246 in NJG-3 (lost)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/1/45 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 13 August, 1944 during aerial combat with a Mosquito, crashing at Winningen/Everswinkel. He was buried in Essen. Remaining crew: Uffz Johannes Gabriel, R/O (Surv); Ogefr Georg Hoschek, Mechanic (KIA). Magnus. His Wk# 360236 was reported lost 1 August, 1942, cause and location not reported, crew returned (Ju 88 Loss List).
99 Adelmaier, ConradUffzErg/KG-30 (Norway)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0197 "4D +GA" (lost 4/11/42)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 April, 1942 on an operation at Map Quadrant 06 East/6266, no further detail. Remaining crew (all MIA): Ogefr Josef Bock, Observer; Ogefr Walter Wilhelm, R/O and Ogefr Helmut Reppert, Gunner. Source: SIG Norway & Ju 88 Loss List. Alternate spelling:Adelmeier (Ju 88 Loss List).
100 Adelt, HansHptm6/7/1910BerlinStab II/ZG-76Fw 190F-8 Werk # 580203 "BQ + DE" (lost 7/22/44)Pilot BadgeKIC 22 July, 1944 at Novy Dvor Malacky FP, CZ., circumstances unknown. He may have been assigned there to protect the ac/students of the Observer Training School (D.Drury).

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