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101 Adelwart, BernhardtUffz4/26/1915Sindelsdorf3/JG-53 (Channel)Bf 109E-4 Werk # 0867 (lost (9/8/40)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 September, 1940 during aerial combat over England by a Hurricane of No. 501 Sq., crashing at Seal, Sevenoaks. Source: Jochen Prien. Buried Military Cem. Staffordshire, UK, Block 1, Gr 164 (M.Croft). His given name may be Bernhard.
102 Ademeit, HorstMaj2/8/1912Breslau1661/JG-54 (6/41 S.U.), 5/JG-54, 6/JG-54 (6/43), Kdr I/JG-54Bf 109E-1 Werk # 6220 (lost 9/18/40), Bf 109F in S.U., FW 190 Werk # 1185 with 5/JG-54, Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550528, Bf 109A-5 Werk # 155960 "Black <<" (lost 8/7/44)
RK(4/16/43)
EL(3/2/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/25/42)
EP(12/8/41)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp w/Pend
MIA 7 August, 1944. Brought down by Infantry fire behind Russian lines near Dünaburg S.U. in Fw 190A-5, Werk# (15) 5960. Never heard from again. Brought down over English Channel in 1940 and rescued by Seenot. His 1st known Soviet victory, one of many, a SB-2 on 23 June, 1941, a Fw at the time. Another Soviet, an I-16 on 27 August, 1941. A Yak-1 at Leningrad on 5 May, 1942. A MiG-3 on 9 September, 1942. An I-153 on 22 October, 1942. A P-40 N of Leningrad on 6 November, 1942. An Il-2 and a Yak-1 on 12 January, 1943. An Il-2 and a LaGG-3 on 27 January, 1943. Two Il-2s on 11 February, 1943. An Il-2 on 19 March, 1943. A LaGG-3 on 5 June, 1943. A LaGG-3 and an La-5 on 18 June, 1943. An La-5 on 12 July, 1943. Two La-5s, a Yak-7 and an Il-2 on 13 July, 1943. Two Yak-7s and an La-5 on 2 August, 1943. Four La-5s and two Pe-2s on 12 October, 1943. An Il-2, an La-5 and a P-39 on 21 July, 1944. Approximately 600 combat missions.
103 Adicks, Herbert9/JG-54Fw 190AFighter Operational ClaspJager Blatt 6/2004.
104 Adler, BrunoLt2/26/19214/KG-2Do 217E-2 Werk # 1123 "U5 + EM" (lost 11/1/41)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 1 November, 1941; sd by a Beaufighter of No.307 Sq., piloted by Sgt Turzanski. The ac crashed at sea and believed downed SE of Sidmouth, Devon, although another source suggests N of Watchet, Somerset. Remaining crew: Uffz Fritz Bartol (or Partel) (MIA), Gefr Johann Egger (MIA) and Uffz Kurt Skiwrenneck (or Skowronnek) (KIA, his grave location unknown). Source: D.Drury
105 Adler, ErnstFw10/KGrzbV-1Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/14/42)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
106 Adler, GünterLt8/3/19169/KG-26He 111H-5 Werk # 3947 "1H + GT" (Lost 7/8/41)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 8 July, 1941 when his ac failer to return from a mission to Birmingham. Remaining crew: Ofw Werner Klotz, Obs (dispo unk, no VDK listing); Fw Erich Ehrenstein, R/O (KIA) and Fw Leopold Theinert, Gnr (MIA). Two of the deceased are buried in Germany, Blk C of the War cem. at Norderney, En.-Luth Friedhof: Lt Adler Gr 44 and Ehrenstein Gr 25. Norderney is one of the East Frisian Islands off the North Sea coast of Germany, suggesting this may be where their bodies washed ashore. Fw Theinert listed by the VDK as "in a sea grave", and commemorated on the Kiel-Laboe Naval Memorial (D.DRury).
107 Adler, HelmutFwStab/StG-2Fw 189A-1 Werk # 2132 "T6 + NA" (lost 9/18/42)Observer Operational ClaspWk# 2132 reported lost 18 September, 1942 after an enemy fighter attack. His Observer, Lt Otto Vogel, Fw Adler and the 3rd unnamed crewman returned. Obs Loss List
108 Adler, RichardUffz2 6/JG-54 (7/44 Russia), 16/JG-54 (9/44 Plantlünne) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 172737 "Blue 9" (lost 9/25/44) EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 25 September, 1944; sd aerial combat in his A-8 over Arnheim Holland (Schuytgraaf). His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 1 July, 1944. A 2nd, another Il-2 on 6 August, 1944. Added: Reported taken prisoner (SGLO).
109 Adler, WolfgangLt1/1/1923Homberg2/FAGr.-5 Ju 290A-3 Werk # 168 (lost 11/24/43) Observer Operational Clasp KIC 24 November, 1943 at the Mont de Marsan airfield killing the crew of nine. No further detail. Obs Loss List
110 Adolf, KlausOfwFl.ü.G.-1Me 410A-1 Werk # 10193 (85% dam 9/14/43)Wound Badge
Pilot Badge
Injured with unnamed crew 14 September, 1943; emergency landing at Berck-Melsbroek due to engine trouble.
111 Adolf, MartinUffz1/9/1920Ober-Kauffung6/KG-1 (Med) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 0049 "V4 + ZP" (lost 7/13/43) . Bomber Operational Clasp KIA with two other unnamed crew over Sicily 13 July, 1943, cause unknown, one other MIA (Ju 88 Loss List). Added: The precise location of the loss was Syracuse Harbor, Sicily. The ac was sd, buy the sources vary on whether this was attributable to Spitfires or shipping. Remaining crew (desig unk): Ogefr Bernhard Gomoll (KIA); Ogefr Günter Holzenburg (KIA) and Uffz Kurt Lenk (MIA or POW, sources inconsistent). The three deceased are buried in the German War Cem at Motta St Anastasia, Italy, among the unknowns (D.Drury). Alternate spelling: Adolph.
112 Adolph, MartinLt11/23/1921Flensburg9/JG-2 (4/41)Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8220 (lost)Fighter Operational Clasp KIA 22 June, 1941 in aerial combat 3 km north northwest of Les Hemmes, near Calais.
113 Adolph, RainerUffz12/JG-2Fw 190A-6 Werk # 531066 (lost 12/31/43), Fw 190A (lost 3/7/44) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 7 March, 1944 during aerial combat near Creil after combat with a Canadian fighter piloted by F/O W.T. Klersy of No. 401 Sq. (RCAF Claims List). Added: Injured in a crash at the Gael airfield on 31 December, 1943, cause unknown (absa3945).
114 Adolph, WalterHptm6/11/1913Fontanelle, Romania24Legion Condor, Stfkpt 2/JG-1 (10/39), Stfkpt 8/JG-27, Kdr II/JG-26 (9/41)Bf 109E "Black 2" (5/40), Bf 109E-4 "Black << + -" (11/41), Bf 109E-7, Bf 109F, Fw 190A-2, Fw 190A-1 Werk # 10028 "<< +" (lost 9/18/41)
RK(11/13/40)

Spanish Cross
EP(10/26/40)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 18 September, 1941 after aerial combat with a Spitfire of RAF No. 602 Sq., piloted by F/O Cyril Babbage, when he crashed his new Fw 190A-1 "10028" into the Channel near Ostende, off Blankenberge. While escorting shipping, he was the squadrons first Fw 190 combat casualty. Three weeks later, his body washed up on a Belgian beach at Knokke. Plus one victory was in Spain. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim near Bad Driburg, 1 October, 1939. On 12 May, 1940, while still in 2/JG-1, he downed three Blenheims in the Maastricht & Lüttich areas. His 4th & 5th victories, both LeO-451s at Montdidier, 6 June, 1940. His 7th, a Hurricane over the Isle of Wight on 19 July, 1940. His 8th, a Blenheim in the Cherbourg area on 1 August, 1940. His 9th, a Spitfire S of Stanford on 7 September, 1940. Nos.10 & 11, both Spitfires at Maidstone on 11 October, 1940. His 15th, a Spitfire at Tonbridge on 8 November, 1940. His 20th, a Spitfire at Gravelines on 8 July, 1941. 79 missions. According to JG-26 author, Donald Caldwell, his victories may have been as high as 28. Alternate spelling: Adolf.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)
115 Adrian, PeterUffz7/KG-55He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(2/26/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
116 Adrian, UlrichOblt3/19/1915Halberstadt5Stfkpt 1/JG-2 (3/40 France)Bf 109F, Bf 109E-7 Werk # 6254 (or 6524) "White 3"(lost 10/5/41)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 5 October, 1941, crashing in "White 3" on takeoff at Kirnillis, near Brest, cause unknown. One known victory, his 1st, a Blenheim west of Arras, 18 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Morane 406 at Compiegne, 21 May, 1940. His 3rd, a Potez 63 at Rollot, 30 May, 1940. His 4th, a Stirling of RAF No. 15 Sq. over La Pallice on 23 July, 1941. Another source had him in 1/JG-26 at the time of his death. Alternate spelling: Ulrich Adrian, no umlaut in his given name. Added: Burial Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 14, Row 4, Gr 254 (absa3945).


Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
117 Aebert, HermannObltStaffel Führer 1/JG-2Fw 190A-8 Werk # 171663Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 14 August, 1944; Combat with a P-38 and a P-47, area of Voise-Santeuil, 20 km southeast of Chartres. Mombeek MIA List.
118 Aechtner, FritzOfw1(H)/5, Flugzeugführer 1/NAGr-5Fw 189A-3 in 1(H)/5
RK(12/20/44)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(1/12/43)

EK 1 & 2
Observer Operational Clasp
Jason Pipes RK Holder List. Alternate spelling: Aechter
119 Aeckerle, R.Lt2(F)/122He 111H-2 "F6 + Fk " (lost)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 23 November, 1939 during aerial combat, shot down by a Hurricane of RAF No. 1 Sq., assisted by an H-75 of GC II/5. He crashed at Königsmacher, near Thionville, on the east bank of the Moselle. Remaining crew (KIA): Uffz A. Gumpp, Uffz T. Blattmann and Ogefr A. Schidlitzki. Wiki Luft data.
120 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.
121 Aengenvort,Uffz7/JG-300Fw 190A-8Fighter Operational ClaspPictured with Lt. Salffner
122 Affeldt, WernerOblt4/30/19144(H)/31 (5/42), 4(H)/12 (8/43), 2/NAGr-11 (10/43). 2(F)/11 (3/44), ?(F)/13 (2/45)Ju 188, Me 410
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(3/29/44)

EK 1 & 2
EP (11/16/42), Observer Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List & LOCS.
123 Afflerbach, FranzUffz4/15/1921I/JG-26 (joins 2/44), 3/JG-26Fw 190A-6Fighter Operational Clasp in BronzeKIA 10 April, 1944 when 8th AF bombers stuck the Florennes airfield. He was killed, when the hangar he was in, collapsed. Buried Lommel, Block 6/313 (Rosseels).
Lommel, Belgium
124 Afflerbach, HelmutOblt7/14/1913Erg.St/KG-30 (S.U.) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1776 "4D + DA" (lost 4/26/42) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA 26 April, 1942; failed to return from a mission at Murmansk, cause unknown. Remaining crew (all MIA): Uffz Konrad Lahmann, Observer; Uffz Erwin Schallock, R/O and Ogefr Heinz Reinke, Gunner (Source: SIG Norway). Added: A Russian source states they were sd by a P-40B, piloted by Capt Georgiy Vasilevich Gromov of the 20th GIAP. Oblt Afflerbach is confirmed MIA, and commemorated in the War Cemetery at Sologubowka, Russia. Uffz Schallock is also confirmed MIA, and is commemorated in the War Cemetery at Petschenga, Russia. No VDK match for the others (D.Drury).
125 Agarici, HoriaLt4/6/1911Lausanne, Switzerland3Escadrila 53 "Vanatoare (Mamaia)Hurricane Mk 1 Ser # Unk "Red 3", IAR 80
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, and the first of the Romanian offensive, three Soviet DB-3 bombers on 3 July, 1941 (Neulen publication). Added: The date of the three victories may have been 23 June 1941. This action was in the opening days of Operation Barbarossa. Lt Agarici was unable to fly on 22 June due to lack of serviceable ac. The following day, the Soviets attacked thee Romanian port of Constanta, and Agarici was sent up in the Hurricane that had an engine problem. He downed the three DB-3's before being forced to return to base by the overheating engine. Deceased 13 July, 1982 in Constanta, Romania (D.Drury).
126 Agather, GerhardOblt1/10/19204/StG-5Ju 87R-4
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(5/19/43)

EK 1 & 2
EP (8/10/42), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List. See Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries for greater detail.
127 Agel, AugustUffz2/JG-53 (Italy), 3/JG-53 (1/45 Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 162181 "Yellow 3" (lost 1/31/44), Bf 109G-14 Werk # 510977 "Yellow 15" (lost 1/11/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 11 January, 1945 at Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. HR-8, cause unknown. Injured in a takeoff crash from Maniago on 31 January, 1944.
128 Aggerbol, AlfLt9/24/1917DenmarkDanish Army pilot who volunteered for the Finnish Air Force. Neulen
129 Agricola, WalterUffz45/JG-3Bf 109F & G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a B-17 SE of Gardelegen on 6 March, 1944. His 2nd, a B-24 at Wollin on 29 May, 1944. His 3rd, a P-51 5 km E of L'Aigle on 10 June, 1944. His 4th, a P-47 in the St. Andre area on 25 June, 1944.
130 Ahlbrandt, GustavUffz148/JG-52 (7/43 S.U.)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 20547 "Black 8" (lost 8/22/43)EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 22 August, 1943 at Kuteinikowo, cause unknown. His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 (m.H.) on 12 July, 1943. A Yak-1 on 15 July, 1943. A 3rd, an Il-2 (m.H.) on 18 July, 1943. A 4th, a LaGG on 1 August, 1943. A 5th, a LaGG on 4 August, 1943. Nos. 6, 7 & 8, three LaGGs on 8 August, 1943. A 9th, a LaGG on 9 August, 1943. A 10th, a LaGG on 17 August, 1943. Nos 11, 12 & 13, Two Il-2s and a LaGG on 19 August, 1943. Alternate spelling: Ahlbrand, Gustaf.
131 Ahle, HeinzOfhrI/KG(J)-27 (Reich Def)Bf 109G-10 Werk # 491164 (lost 2/16/45)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 16 February, 1945 near Gmünden, cause not reported (Bf 109 Loss List).
132 Ahlers,Fw7/JG-4Fw 190A-9 most likely (dam 4/25/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported wounded in the Eisenach area on 25 April, 1945 (JG-4 List).
133 Ahlers,GefrFl.ü.G.-1Bu 131D-2 Werk # 4267 (50% dam 3/14/44)Pilot BadgeInjured in a crash at Briest 14 March, 1944 due to pilot error on a delivery flight.
134 Ahlert, Hans JoachimLt5II/JG-77 (8/43 Italy), 6/JG-77 (1/44), 1/JG-27 (4/44)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 18248 (lost 8/7/43)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 May, 1944. His Wk# 18248 was shot down by Italian flak on 7 August, 1943, location not reported, pilot OK. One known victory, a Spitfire on 27 January, 1944. A 2nd, a B-25 on 19 February, 1944. His 2nd per OKL, a B-24 at Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. One or two of the above may have been unconfirmed. A 3rd, a Final Destruction, a B-24 near Wiener Neustadt on 12 April, 1944. His 3rd per OKL, a B-17 (HSS) 5 km W of Munich on 24 April, 1944.
135 Ahne, H.LtIII/KG-30 12/41 Gilze-Rijen) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 1186 "4D + FR" (lost 12/16/41) Wound Badge, Bomber Operational Clasp His Ju 88 crashed at the Gilze Rijen Holland airfield the night of 15/16 December, 1941, cause and pilot/crew disposition unknown (DeSwart). Added: Shot down with wounds by F/Lt R.P.Stevens, no further detail (SGLO).
136 Ahnert,Uffz11/KGr-100Bf 109F or Bf 110 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Bomber escort. One known victory, a Soviet LaGG-1 at Sevastopol on 22 May, 1942.
137 Ahnert, Heinrich Heinz WilhelmOfw4/29/1915 Ziegelheim bei Altenburg, Thüringen 573/JG-52 (6/41 S.U.)Bf 109G-2 Wk# 13508 "Yellow 9" (lost 8/23/42)RK(8/23/42 Post.)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(7/27/42)
EP(2/23/42)

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 23 August, 1942 after being hit by a Pe 2 rear gunner near Koptewo S.U.. One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane at Ostende on 15 February, 1941. His 2nd, a Blenheim into the sea off Den Helder, N of Den Helder, on 9 June, 1941. His 3rd, a Blenheim N of Juist on 26 August, 1941. Nos.4 & 5, both Spitfires at Den Helder on 12 September, 1941. Most victories in the East. His first known Soviet victory, an I-61 on 24 May, 1942. An SB-2 on 25 May, 1942. Two Pe-2s on 27 May, 1942; both in the Izyum area. A Hurricane on 29 June, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 2 August, 1942. Another LaGG-3 on 4 August, 1942. Two LaGG-3s on 8 August, 1942. A Soviet Hurricane on 10 August, 1942. A LaGG-3 on 19 August, 1942. An Il-2 on 23 August, 1942. Bowers/Lednicer, 57 victories.
138 Ahokas, LeoFwFinland12LeLv-34, LeLv-24, 3/HLeLv-24 (7/44 Lappeenranta)B-239, Bf 109G-6
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.
139 Ahola, L.HptmFinland1Kdr 2/LeLv-24 (6/41 SelB-239 EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet SB-2 bomber of 41.SBAP on 1 December, 1939. Source: Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey
140 Ahrenbeck, Gefr7/JG-4Fw 190A-9 most likely (dam 4/24/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
Reported wounded in the Eisenach area on 24 April, 1945 (JG-4 List).
141 Ahrend, HansUffz23/JG-2Fw 190A
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, a B-17 S of Verdun on 14 October, 1943. A 2nd, a B-17 at Rosendaal on 5 November, 1943.
142 Ahrendholz, HelmutOfw5/31/1915Drewitz7/KG-2 (Deelen)Do 217E-4 Werk # 4262 "U5 + KR" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspKIA 19 September, 1942 during aerial combat with a Beaufighter of RAF No. 219 Sq, piloted by Sq Ldr John Topham, crashing near the mouth of the Tyne. The black smoke and the red sparks were soon transformed into a ball of fire. The Do 217 dove straight into the sea from an altitude of 8000 feet. Remaining crew: Uffz Edgar Moll, Observer (KIA), Uffz Peter Hartmann, wireless operator (KIA) and Uffz Hans Woelke, mechanic (MIA). The body of Ahrendholz was recovered from the sea four miles off the river Tyne on 20 September, 1942, and was buried in Preston Cemetery, North Shields. In the 1960s, it was re-buried in the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Block 3, Gr 285.
Cannock Chase
143 Ahrendt, WernerLt19/JG-2 (11/41) Note: This may have been 9/JG-54, not JG-2Bf 109E, Bf 109F-2 Werk # 8263 (lost)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Killed 22 November, 1941 by "friendly" naval fire, 3 km south of Isigny, in the Cherbourg-Theville area. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire Valognes on 4 November, 1941.
144 Ahrenhein, vonHptmKdr ErprGr-210 (8/40)Bf 110C, Bf 109EDestroyer Operational ClaspKIA prior to 24 September, 1940 (Stankey & DeZeng).
145 Ahrens,Uffz31/ZG-76Me 410A & B
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Three known victories, all B-17s S of Komarno on 2 July, 1944. This might be Ewald.
146 Ahrens,Gefr13/JG-53 (12/44 S.U.)Bf 109G EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
His first known victory, a Soviet Il-2 on 24 December, 1944.
147 Ahrens, ErichFhr4 3/JG-26 (3/43 S.U.), 7/JG-26 (8/44 Melsbroek, Be, 10/44 Plantluenne, 1/45 Nordhorn) Fw 190A-8 Werk # 175140 "Brown 6 + -" (8/44), Fw 190A-8 Werk # 731751 "Brown 12" (dam 10/2/44), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210086 "Brown 6" (lost 1/1/45)
EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
POW 1 January, 1945 (Operation Bodenplatte). Brought down in his "Black 6" by AA fire at Lewedorp, west of Goes (Vrooneweg) (DeSwart), near Beveland, Holland. Captured immediately by Canadian troops, suffering light burns. His first known Soviet victory, an Il-2 N of Tennyuk on 16 March, 1943. A 2nd, a LaGG-3 on 21 April, 1943. A Pe-2 on 13 May, 1943. A 4th, an Il-2 on 31 May, 1943. WIFA in his "Brown 12" when his forehead hit his gunsight during a force landing S of Borken on 2 October, 1944 due to engine failure. Added: Werk # 175140 was found abandoned at Melsbroek airfield 4 September, 1944 (C.Sundin).
148 Ahrens, EwaldUffz19/ZG-26Bf 110C
EK 1 & 2
Destroyer Operational Clasp
Conflicting Claims List, a Morane 15 May, 1940, no location.
149 Ahrens, HeinzOfw9/1/1917Penzlin, Krs. Waren9/KG-2 (Eindhoven)Do 217E-4 Werk # 5547 "U5 + BT" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 7/8 March, 1943; believed shot down, during an attack on Southampton, by a Beaufighter of RAF No. 604 Sq., piloted by W/C Wood, 30 miles off the Sussex coast. Remaining crew: Uffz Rudolf Siegmund, Observer (MIA); Uffz Heinrich Knapp, R/O (KIA) and Fw Alfons Kurze, Gunner (MIA). Knapps body washed ashore at Ambleteuse, near Boulogne on 27 April, 1943.
150 Ahrens, HelmutOblt6/15/19183/KG-51 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 6727 "9K + BL" (lost 5/2/42)EP(11/25/41)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
MIA with unnamed crew at Asowsches Meer 2 May, 1942 after being hit by flak (Ju 88 Loss List & Vermeer EP Awards List).
151 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.
152 Ahrens, Kurt6/29/1923II/KG-27Ju 88Bomber Operational ClaspSource: Michel Sergent
153 Ahrens, PaulLt2/11/19154/KGzbV-500Ju 52
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
154 Ahrens, PeterLt8/11/1919Hamburg-Blankensee11 I/JG-26 (7/42), 3/JG-26 (7/43), 7/JG-26, 3/JG-26 (1/45) Fw 190A-6 Werk # 550176 "Yellow 8" (lost 11/11/43), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 210939 "Yellow 7" (dam 1/18/45), Fw 190D-9 Werk # 211011 "Yellow 11" (lost 3/4/45) EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIFA 4 March, 1945 northwest of Furstenau due to an engine fire. Injured in a flying accident at Meppen on 18 January, 1945. WIA 11 November, 1943 during aerial combat 5 km SW of St Pol. One known western victory, his 5th, a Spitfire at Westkapelle on 25 July, 1943. His 6th, a B-17 (HSS) at Leerdam-Vucht on 28 July, 1943. Two B-17s near Ostmalle on 17 August, 1943, a Fw. at the time. His 9th, a B-17 "KN-4" 5 km SW of Goch on 5 November, 1943. His 10th, a P-51 of 364FG flown by Lt. Jack Gaston at Osnabrück on 26 November, 1944. Magnus.
155 Ahrens, RudolfLt9/7/19192/KG-1 He 111H-3 Werk # unk "V4 + GK" (lost 8/18/40) Bomber Operational Clasp POW 18 August, 1940 after his ac was damagedby fighters of Nos. 32 & 65 Sqs., and made a wheels up landing at Snargate, near Dymchurch, Kent. The crew destroyed the ac using an incendiary device. Remaining crew (POW): Ofw Ernst Katzmarski, Obs; Uffz Georg Schneider, R/O; Flg Kurt Natzke, Gnr and Uffz Helmut Gericke, Flt Engr (WIA & DOW 8/18/40). Gericke buried in the Hawkinge Cem., Plot O, Row 1, Gr 20 (D.Drury). Added: The pilot of No.65 Sq, was P/O Ernest Glaser (S.Youngs).
156 Ahrens, WernerOblt11/20/191221/JG-27 (Channel) Bf 109E-4 Werk # 6232 (lost 9/15/40)
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 15 September, 1940 during aerial combat with British fighters over London; crashed into the Channel. Mombeek. One known victory, his 1st, a Spitfire at Dunkirk, 23 May, 1940. His 2nd, a Hurricane at London on 9 September, 1940.
157 Ahrensdorf, Hans WernerGefrErg.IV/KG-26 (Blankensee)He 111H Werk # Unk (lost 2/16/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with unnamed crew 16 February, 1942, no further detail (Stankey & DeZeng).
158 Ahrensmeyer, ElmarFw1613/JG-51 (4/45 Eggersdorf)Bf 109G, Fw 190A-8 "White 5"EP


EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
159 Ahsen, Fw Heinrich von1/JG-5Bf 109G-5 "White 6" (lost 5/19/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 19 May, 1944 in aerial combat near Norden, no further detail. Source: SIG Norway.
160 Ahtiainen, E.MajFinlandKdr PLeLv-48(3/44)Ju 88A-4Bomber Operational ClaspNeulen
161 Aichele, ErwinHptm1901Stab I/JG-51Bf 109E-4 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 29 July, 1940 during aerial combat, crash landing on the Channel coast near the Audembert/Wissant airfield. Jager Blatt 6/2004. He attempted to make an emergency landing when the AC overturned and he was killed. At age 39 at the time, he was one of the oldest German fighter pilots.
(Added by Pietrzak Youngs)

Memorial to Aichele

!933 L-R: Fel Gudrun Pagge - Walter Oberst - Aichele - Theodore Osterkamp
162 Aichinger, MaxOfw2/Kü.Fl.Gr-406 (Alesund)Ar 196A-3 Werk # 0317 (lost 3/18/43) Air-Sea Rescue Operational Clasp KIA 18 March, 1943; crashed at Hildre (Kristiansund) during an operational flight, cause unknown. His Observer, Uffz Richard Semmler, was also killed. Source: SIG. Norway: Added: Both buried in the Havstein Cem., Trondheim (Flyvrak Norway).
163 Aichler, EgonOblt7/14/1918Rosenheim1 Instr duties until NJG-101 assign (8/44), 3/NJG-101 (10/44) Bf 110G-4, Ju 88, Do 17 (AC type lost 12/7/44 Unk)
EK 1 & 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
MIA 4/45 (Boiten). One known victory, a "4 mot" on 7 December, 1944, no location given. Added: Oblt Eichler lost the night of 6/7 December, 1944 at an undisclosed location in Cz. (LOCS).
164 Aichmeier, AloisFw2/KG-27He 111H
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/28/43)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
DK-G Awards List
165 Aichner, MartinoHptmItaly, Regia Aeronautica Italiana132 Gruppo (6/42 Sicily, either 278a or 281a Sq.)SM.84 (torpedo bomber)Bomber Operational Clasp
166 Aichner, PeterUffz8/28/1924Sarnthein10/JG-51 (Reich Def Ost) Bf 109G-14 Werk # 512130 (lost 2/8/45) Fighter Operational Clasp Killed 8 February, 1945 after "FSA" (chute failure) east of Fischhausen due to engine trouble (Bf 109 Loss List). Added: He is buried in the German War Cem at Fischhausen/Priomorsk, Russia (D.Drury).
167 Aichtholzer, ValentinGefrI/SG-77Fw 190F-8 Werk # 586809 (lost 3/26/45)Assault Operational ClaspMIA 26 march, 1945 after a force landing north of Sagan-Küpper due to engine damage.
168 Aickelin, Rudolf HerbertOfhr4/3/1924Stuttgart7/JG-2Bf 109G-14 Werk # 784014 (dam 12/23/44), Bf 109K-4 Werk # 330412 "Yellow 13" (lost 1/1/45) Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 1 January, 1945; sd by flak during Operation Bodenplatte in the Verviers/St Trond area. First buried in the US Cemetery at Henri Chapelle, Be, later Lommel, 24-55. Source: A. Rosseels & F. Braun. Injured 23 December, 1944; overturned on landing at Köln-Wahn
Lommel, Belgium
169 Aigen, ReinhardOfw5/20/1913Heidenheim7/KG-4He 111
RK(6/9/44 Post)

EK 1 & 2
Bomber Operational Clasp
KIA 19 September, 1943. Over 300 combat missions. May have been a Radio Operator.
170 Aigner, GustavUffz111/JG-3Bf 109G-14 Werk # 464118 "Yellow 13 + I" EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 27 December, 1944 in aerial combat with a P-47 in the Cologne-Malmedy area. His remains have never been found. Mombeek MIA List. One known victory, his 1st, a P-47 at Altenkirchen on 17 December, 1944.
171 Aigner, LorenzFw3(F)/123Do 17P (lost 5/10/40)Observer Operational ClaspPOW after being shot down at La Roche, Port Lesney 10 May, 1940 by French pilot ADC Emile Boymond & Sgt Gauthier of GC III/6. Remaining crew: Stfkpt Lt Rudolf Fleissner (WIA in neck & POW) and Uffz Ludwig Schwender, who killed himself in his chute. Source: French Report provided by Friedrich Braun.
172 Aigner, StefanLt3/1/1919St Georgen am Steinfeld, Niederösterreich1/KGr-806 (Finland) Ju 88A-4 Werk # 2505 "M7 + FH" (lost 8/29/41) Bomber Operational Clasp MIA over Luga Bight with unnamed crew 29 August, 1941; cause unknown; Pilot and two returned, one KIA. Added: "Drowned in an accident 29 April, 1942 in the vicinity of Catania, buried Motta St Anastasia" (LOCS).
173 Aistleitner, JohannHptm3/8/1921Salzburg, Austria131/JG-26 (6/41), Stab III/JG-26 (8/42), Stfkpt in III/JG-26 (9/42), Stfkpt 5/JG-26 (1/44)Bf 109E in 1 Staffel, Fw 190A-3 Werk # 5290 (20% dam 10/20/42), Fw 190A-4 Werk # 681 (25% dam 9/30/42), Fw 190A-6 Werk # 530734 "White 9" (lost 1/14/44)EP


EK 1 & 2
Wound BadgeFighter Operational Clasp
KIA 14 January, 1944 in "White 9" during aerial combat with a P-47 of 4FG near Montdidier, France. Injured during a landing at Wevelghem after a non-combat flight on 30 September, 1942. Uninjured by enemy fire on 20 October, 1942 in his A-3. His 1st victory, a Hurricane northwest of Boulogne on 17 June, 1941. His 2nd, a Spitfire 10 km northwest of Cape Gris Nez on 8 July, 1941. His 3rd, a Spitfire 10 km north of Gravelines/Calais on 23 July, 1941. His 4th, a Spitfire between Calais and Cape Blanc Nez on 21 August, 1941. His 5th, a Spitfire 20 km northeast of Margate on 28 February, 1942. His 10th, a Spitfire into the sea off Cape Gris Nez on 27 August, 1942. Two B-17s over the Zuider Zee on 11 January, 1944. Magnus Report. Bowers/Lednicer, 12 victories.


June 1942: L-R: Borris - Phillip - Gruenliger - Priller - Aistleitner - Mietusch - Ruppert
174 Ala-Panula, V.Finland1Fighter unit, Russia 1941-1944Bf 109GFighter Operational ClaspHis one known victory, a Soviet Il-2 over Vellivaara on 9 August, 1944. Source: Wings Palette-Pilots
175 Aladjov, GeorgiObstltBulgariaBulgarian Pilot BadgeRathbone Museum photo found online; no further detail
176 Alakoshi, KlausFinland1Fighter unitBf 109 most likely EK 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory a Soviet LaGG 3 of 13 IAP at Lavansaari on 21 May, 1943. Source: Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey.
177 Alakoski, Klaus Jalmari SanttuFwFinland263/LeLv-26 (Kilpasilta 11/42), LeLv-34, 3/HLeLv-34 (6/44)Fiat G.50 (MM 4736) "FA-15" "Yellow 5" (11/42), B-239, Bf 109G6/R6 "MT-445" (6/44)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold

EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
178 Alaküla, KaljoEstoniaAufkl.Gr-127(43), NSGr-11 (Estonian) (44)He 50, Ar 66C, Bu 131
EK 1 & 2
Observer or Dive Bomber (Night) Operational Clasp
179 Alander, RolfObltStfkpt Stab/KG-26 (Aalborg West)He 111H-5 Werk # 3655 "1H + AA" (lost)Bomber Operational ClaspMIA 11 March, 1941 during an operation, crashing at sea off the east coast of Scotland. Remaining crew: Uffz Peter Wähner, Observer (KIA); Fw Werner Meyer, R/O (MIA) and Fw August Dether, Mech (MIA). Source: SIG Norway. Per Stankey & DeZeng, one unnamed crew KIA the other three POW. Added: The VDK database shows the location of Uffz Wähner as "missing at sea", and is remembered on the Laboe Naval Memorial. The three survivors were rescued by a trawler (D.Drury).
180 Alapuro, SakariObltFinland5LeLv-32Bf 109G
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
Source: Stenman & Keskinen-Osprey Shotdown four Observation balloons (Magnus).
181 Alber, ErwinUffz19183/JG-54Fw 190A (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspMIA 15 September, 1944. No further detail known.
182 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
183 Albers,FwI/JG-27Bf 109FFighter Operational ClaspRudolf Sinners wingman in Africa.
184 Albers, ErwinOfw2/JG-77 (Reich Def Ost)Bf 109G-10 (30% dam 3/16/45)Wound Badge
Fighter Operational Clasp
WIA 16 March, 1945 at Jägersdorf by enemy fire (Bf 109 Loss List).
185 Albers, HansUffz11/22/1922Ochtrup3/JGr-Süd, 4/JG-53 (4/44/Reich Def)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 410312 (lost 4/8/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 8 April, 1944 while intercepting US bombers, when he was shot down by US fighters and crashed into a woods at Gluesingen Germany. Joined the Luftwaffe in August, 1941.
186 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
187 Albers, RolfLt5/KG-1 (S.U.)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 4035 "V4 + KN" (lost 7/20/42)Bomber Operational ClasoKIA 20 July, 1942 at Pola, cause unknown, one other unnamed crew WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
188 Albers, Walter Wilhelm "Fritz"Lt1/17/1923HohensteinII/StG-2Ju 87D-5 Werk # 649 "T6 + CN (lost 8/22/43)
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(10/17/43 Post.)

EK 1 & 2
EP (9/13/43 Post.), Dive Bomber Operational Clasp
KIFA 22 August, 1943; a collision, no further detail. DK-G Awards List. Added: Collision reported 5km SW of Dolgenkaya (LOCS).
189 Albers, WernerUffz1/3/1919JFS-Altenburg (5/43), 8/JG-301 (Gross- sachsenheim)Fw 58 (dam 5/22/43), Bf 109G-6 Werk # 440990 (lost 4/25/44)Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 25 April, 1944; crashed at Grosssachsenheim after combat, cause unknown, buried Harburg Grave 397. Injured in a force landing while in training on 22 May, 1943.
190 Albersmeier, LudwigOblt3/14/1916 16/KG.z.b.V.-1 (1/43), 1/KG.z.b.V.-600 (2/43), 1/TG-2 (5/43), 1/KG-51 (10/44), I/KG-51 (11/44) Ju 52, Ju 88
Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(4/15/44)


EK 1 & 2
Transport Operational Clasp. Note: He is beleived to have been one of the last pilots to receive (or be recommended for) the RK, 1 May, 1945.
DK-G Awards List & LOCS. Alternate spelling: Albersmayer.
191 Albert, ErnstLtI/ZG-1 (Reich Def) Bf 110G-2 Werk # 6108 "S9 + LK" (lost 8/24/43) Wound Badge, Destroyer Operational Clasp He and R/O, Uffz Gerhard Büttner, were killed in a crash landing 24 August, 1943. They crashed and burned west of Bordenau due to an engine fire. Bf 110 Loss List. Added: Lt Albert died of his injuries on 27 August, 1943 in a hospital (LOCS).
192 Albert, FranzFw17/JG-3Bf 109E
EK 1 & 2
Fighter Operational Clasp
One known victory, his 1st, a Hurricane west of Abbeville, 7 June, 1940.
193 Albert, FritzOgefr2(H)/41Fw 189A-3 Werk # 2254 (40% dam 9/4/42)Observer Operational ClaspKIA 4 September, 1942 after hit by flak in Russia, Map Quadrant Pl.Qu. 48211. Remaining unnamed crew OK. Obs Loss List
194 Albert, GerhardUffzIII/JG-27 (Agean Sea)Bf 109G-6 Werk # 27174 (lost 11/10/43)Fighter Operational ClaspKIA 10 November, 1943 during aerial combat in the area of Insel Leros.
195 Albert, GerhardUffz5/KG-77 (Med)Ju 88A-4 Werk # 140072 "3Z + HN" (lost 8/15/42)Bomber Operational ClaspKIC with two other unnamed crew 15 August, 1942 after becoming lost on maritime patrol and attempting to land at an Augusta (Italy) seaplane base, mistaken for Catania, one other WIA (Ju 88 Loss List).
196 Albert, GüntherFwIV/KG-30 (Aalborg)Ju 88A-5 Werk # 6369 (60% damaged)Wound Badge
Bomber Operational Clasp
WIC (injured) 1 November, 1942; non-operational crash at Aalborg Denmark due to pilot error. Remaining crew: Uffz Dieter Krebs, Observer (WIC) and Uffz Willi Scherz, Gunner (unhurt). Source: SIG Norway.
197 Albert, HansStab IV/JG-5Bf 109G-14 Werk # 461220 (lost)Fighter Operational ClaspCrashed his G-14 at Hjeltefjord Norway on 14 December, 1944, pilot disposition unknown. Source: SIG Norway.
198 Albert, WilhelmUffz16/JG-300Bf 109G-10 (lost 12/24/44 at Lohre by Wabern/Fitlar)Fighter Operational ClaspPilot disposition unknown.
199 Alberti, GustavFw10/27/1914Hamborn-Duisburg1/NAGr-13Fw 190A Werk # Unk (lost 3/15/43)Night Observer Operational ClaspKIC at Saint Brieuc on 15 March, 1943, no further deail. Burial at Ploudaniel-Lesneven, Blk 11, Row 2, Gr 33 (absa3945).
Plousdaniel-Lesneven, France
200 Alberti, HelmutLt10/NJG-3 (Aalborg)Ju 88C-6 Werk # 360144 "D5 + KX" (lost 9/13/43)Night Fighter Operational ClaspKIC 13 September, 1943 when, on a calibration flight for radar, his right engine caught fire out over the sea, and Alberti tried to make it back to land. The AC crashed at Vester Hjulskov Denmark, east of Jerslev. Alberti had bailed out too low an altitude, for his body was found near the wreckage. He was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 18 September. Remaining crew: The unnamed R/O bailed safely near Jerslev. The Mechanic, Gefr Otto Kramm, bailed out before the Ju 88 reached the coast and landed in the sea where he drowned. His body was recovered on 15 September, 1943, and he was buried in the Frederikshavn Cemetery on 19 September, 1943. Source: Air War over Denmark.

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